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Saturday, 22 October 2022

The Met Office issued a weather warning for thunderstorms, hail, strong winds and flooding across the UK.

It’s expected to hit South West London at 4am tomorrow morning and last until 5am on Monday.

Sudden flooding could cause difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

There’s also a chance the weather could create delays and cancellations on some train and bus services throughout Sunday.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

A new look playground worth £90,000 has re-opened in Fetcham.

Mole Valley District Council invested the money in Cock Lane via its Neighbourhood Fund.

The revamped area now features a range of traditional and sensory equipment.

This includes a large climbing and multi-play area and a rain wheel designed for all ages and abilities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Young people in Epsom are being taught about the racing heritage of the borough in which they live.

Epsom Downs Racecourse is working alongside Racing to School on a new project at Blenheim High School and Nescot College.

The first recorded race was held at Epsom in 1661and the course has a crowd capacity of over 130,000.

The year-round beacon programme is designed to connect students to the site’s history and introduce them to future job prospects.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter goes for a second Premier League win of the season against Manchester United this evening.

He led Brighton to a 2-1 victory over Erik ten Hag's side in August before moving to Stamford Bridge.

United will also be without Cristiano Ronaldo - who's been dropped after refusing to come on as a substitute against Tottenham in mid-week.

But Potter's taking nothing for granted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Sutton Council is providing warm spaces in its libraries to help residents concerned with the cost of living and energy prices.

There will be ‘warm space’ volunteers across four libraries from 10 am to 4pm on weekdays.

There will be free Wi-Fi, computers to use and of course, plenty of books to choose from.

The sites involved in the scheme are Sutton Central, Phoenix Centre, Sutton Life Centre, and the Circle Library.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

Cobham Football Club is going to receive help from Chelsea to bring more women into football.

A new 3G artificial pitch has been approved by Elmbridge Council.

The Premier League Club have their training centre in the area, and many current and former players live there.

Other community projects planned include a development centre for young girls.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Chelsea full-bank Reece James has cast doubt on his participation for England at this winter’s World Cup.
The player revealed in a video on YouTube that a surgeon told him a knee injury will keep him out for two months.

England begin their World Cup campaign against Iran on the 21st of November.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Two teenagers have been jailed for the murder of a man in South West London.

They lured 24-year-old Abdi Hassan to an address in Roehampton where they attacked him and stabbed him in the chest.

The pair were convicted at Kingston Crown Court on 27th May.

Police were called just after 11pm on the 6th May last year after Hassan’s body was found in a block of flats in Dowdeswell Close.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Hampton Court Palace is releasing some of its most ghoulish secrets.

The famous 500-year-old landmark has opened its doors today for a week of Halloween themed history and fun.  

Aileen Peirce is Head of Interpretation; she says some of the palace’s most famous former residents are being brought to the forefront. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

A group of residents in Kew are pledging to rebuild a village in war-torn Ukraine.

Moshchun near to Kyiv, has around 1,000 residents and was occupied by Russian forces for about a week.

Most survived but 80% of the village was destroyed.

The Rotary Club of Kew Gardens has now launched an appeal to raise funds to help people there rebuild their homes.

£10,000 buys a temporary property for a family of four while they rebuild their home. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter believes Manchester United will provide a huge threat to their unbeaten record.

They welcome Erik ten Hag’s team to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League this evening.

Although his team has yet to be defeated under his leadership, Potter feels this doesn’t give them any advantage.

He led his former club Brighton to a 2-1 win over United on the opening day of the season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Anti-sexual harassment training is being offered to business leaders in Richmond.

It’s available to those working in the night-time economy like bars, theatres and hotels.

The courses are designed to teach attendees how to deal with specific issues that they may encounter as part of their shift. 

The training will also help staff support customers and colleagues who may become vulnerable, either in the workplace or on the street.


 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday, 21 October 2022

A driver who rammed three police cars in an attempt to escape arrest in Tolworth has been banned from the roads for two years.









36 year old Nicholas Overton from Oxford failed to stop for officers at Hook Rise North one night in May last year. 

In an attempt to escape, he reversed into a police vehicle and then drove forward ramming a second and injuring an officer.

Overton pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving and assaulting an emergency worker,

But he pleaded guilty to failure to stop and driving over the specified drug limit.

       


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A man from West Drayton has been remanded in custody charged with a number of drugs related offences.

34 year old Luke Orlando Skeete is also charged with driving while disqualified following a vehicle stop in Kingston on Wednesday.

A subsequent premises search resulted in the seizure of more than 100kg of cocaine and more than 200kg of ketamine.

He’ll next appear in court next month. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A 35-year-old has been charged for a series of sexual assaults in Tooting.

Mihaita Sirbu, of an unknown address, is linked to a series of incidents in the late hours of the 11th of October and the early hours of the 12th.

Investigations started after the first offence, and an amount of CCTV footage was collected along the routes mentioned by the three victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man who broke into two pubs in Wimbledon and attacked a police officer has been jailed.

In June, 38-year-old Stephen Broderick broke into one pub, tried to open the cash register, then made off with champagne and spirits.

He was found in the second pub with the bottles, and tried to headbutt an officer during his arrest.

He’s been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A safe, jewellery and watches have been stolen from a property in Claygate while the owners were away.

Police say the burglary happened at a house in Hare Lane some point last weekend. 

The side garage door had been smashed and the suspects entered the house via the connecting door.

Anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage is asked to call police on 101. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Courtney Lawes won't join up with England's rugby union squad for their autumn international training camp.

The Northampton lock, who is recovering from concussion, has been replaced by London Irish's Tom Pearson for next week's trip to Jersey.

Eddie Jones' side begin their campaign against Argentina at Twickenham on the 6th of November.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Most of Richmond is under a police dispersal order this weekend following an assault on a police officer.

It came in at 4 o’clock this afternoon and will end at 7am on Sunday. 

 It’s due to the issues that have been experienced near Richmond Green and surrounding areas over the last few months.

The latest incident last Friday, saw the assault and damage to property.  

A Section 35 Dispersal Order is a power police have to prevent anti-social behaviour in a certain area.

Roads affected by the order are:

Richmond Green

Old Deer Park

Richmond Hill (Terrace Gdns)

Star & Garter Hill

Hamlands

Petersham Road

Richmond Road (Kingston)

Albert Road (Kingston)

Fairfield South

Kingston Hill Road

A307 (Turk Launches)

Kingston Bridge

Barge Walk

Hampton Court Road

Wellington Road

Sixth Cross Road

Staines Road

Heath Road

Richmond Road

Twickenham Green

Bushy Park

Kingston Town Centre


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A woman has been taken to hospital after a collision in Chessington.

Police were called just before 12:30 this lunchtime to Sanger Avenue.

The collision involved several vehicles.

Emergency services took the woman to hospital where her condition is currently unknown.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter insists N'Golo Kante's four-month injury lay-off won't affect any new contract talks between the players and the club.

The France midfielder's latest hamstring problem requires surgery, ruling him out of the World Cup.

Kante's current deal expires next summer but Potter says their priority is his recovery.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

People in Sutton are being warned of a scammer offering to remove rubbish from driveways.

The man offers to remove rubbish, accepts cash, then finds an excuse to got to his white transit van, when he then drives off.

He’s described as white, around 30 years old, clean shaven, with short black hair.

He’s allegedly been hitting the Poets Estate recently.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

A man has been jailed following a mugging in New Malden.

19-year-old Orlando Seidler, of no fixed abode, stole a designer jacket and bag at knifepoint.

He was arrested shortly after and charged the same day.

He’s been sentenced to three years and five months in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

A former adviser to Boris Johnson says if the ex-PM thinks he stands a chance of winning the Tory leadership race - then he'll run

Any Conservative MP hoping to replace Liz Truss as Prime Minister needs the support of 100 colleagues by Monday.

Will Walden understands Mr Johnson's cutting short a holiday abroad.

No one's formally declared yet, but Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt are considered frontrunners.

Liberal Democrat leader and Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey is calling for MPs to do their “patriotic duty” and support an election.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

The parents of a child who died during a flood in Chertsey are outside Downing Street, on what would have been his 16th birthday

His parents are delivering a petition of nearly 120,000 asking for an independent panel inquiry into Zane Gbangbola’s death.

An inquest claims he died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a petrol pump, although his family dispute this.

They allege that his death was caused by flood water contaminated by a landfill site, and have been calling for an investigation. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

A man who stole £23,000 during a burglary in Epsom has been jailed

25-year-old Alfred Pire from Chingford broke into the home on East Street in May, and found the pile of cash. 

However, in his rush to leave, he left his crowbar behind, which was covered in DNA evidence. 

The money has not been recovered, but Pire has been sentenced to 32 months in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Travellers have left a part of New Malden

They moved into a part of Jubilee Square on Cocks Crescent at the end of last week. 

Kingston Council and the Environmental Agency are working to clear the site of fly tips and are putting security measures in place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Aston Villa have sacked boss Steven Gerrard after 11 months in charge

Last night's 3-nil Premier League defeat at Fulham - which leaves them hovering above the relegation zone - proved to be his final game in the dugout.

Villa have won just twice this season and are only out of the bottom three on goals scored.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

The RAC says the expansion of London's ultra-low emission zone's boosted Transport for London's income by almost £100M

The ULEZ was first launched in April 2019 and only initially covered the same area of central London as the congestion charge.

Since the end of October last year it's included all areas within the North and South Circular roads to try and boost air quality.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

There are calls for Long Covid to be recognised as a long-term condition, and for more support to be offered to sufferers

Researchers in Scotland have found that confusion and brain fog are among the most common symptoms of the virus. 

This woman from Epsom says while some of her symptoms were taken seriously, the neurological conditions were not.

We’ve contacted the GP surgery in question for comment.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am  

Thursday, 20 October 2022

Lib Dem leader and MP for Kingston and Surbiton, Sir Ed Davey has tweeted.

“We don't need another Conservative Prime Minister lurching from crisis to crisis.

We need a General Election now and the Conservatives out of power.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 pm  

The Labour MP for Croydon North has lambasted Liz Truss for failing to apologise as she resigned.

Steve Reed says “not a single word of apology for the economic chaos and international humiliation Truss and her party are responsible for. 

The fresh start Britain needs can only come with a General Election and a Labour Government.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

The former deputy Prime Minister is once again backing Rishi Sunak for the top job.

Esher and Walton MP, Dominic Raab, says he has the “plan and credibility to restore financial stability.”

Mr Raab also says Mr Sunak can unite the Conservatives by bringing the “best talent into government.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 pm  

Three Met Police officers have been charged with assaulting a 17-year-old boy at a bus stop in Tooting.

Excessive force was allegedly used against the teenager after the officers stopped him and removed him from the vehicle.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has confirmed it did investigate the incident in April.

The three officers, charged with assault by beating, will appear in court on Monday. 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

The Lib Dems are calling for a general election after Liz Truss resigned as Prime Minister.

Richmond Park MP, Sarah Olney says “Liz Truss's resignation changes nothing, the only way out of this mess is a General Election.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Statement from Munira Wilson, Lib Dem MP for Twickenham, on the resignation of Liz Truss

Responding to Liz Truss resigning as Prime Minister, Twickenham MP Munira Wilson said: 

The scenes we have witnessed in Westminster this week have left me utterly gobsmacked. I have never seen anything like it. 

With Liz Truss’s resignation, the Government has literally fallen apart at the seams. 

What angers me most is that all of this chaos is an unforgivable distraction from the real issues that the people of this country are facing. Public services like the NHS are on their knees, and hard-working people are worried about their mortgages, their energy bills and their futures. 

So much damage has already been done, and it’s struggling families and pensioners who will pay the price. 

We don’t need another Conservative Prime Minister. We need a general election to oust the Conservatives and deliver the change that people deserve.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Chelsea women are hoping to to show that they can compete with Europe's elite in their Champions’ League group game tonight

The past 15 years has seen increased interest and coverage, big-name players and record crowds.

Women’s football is potentially  in the best place its been since the success of the Lionesses in  Euro 2022. 

Chelsea take on Paris St Germain at the Stade Jean-Bouin at 8pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

Two men have been jailed for their part in the murder of a man in Kingston town centre

22-year-old Kai Davis was attacked in August, by two people who saw him as they came out of Pryzm nightclub. 

24-year-old Ben Myles from West Kensington and 23-year-old Joseph Barker from Uxbridge have both been found guilty. 

Myles has been sentenced to 26 years in prison, and Barker for 11 after being convicted of manslaughter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

People in Richmond are being asked to take part in wood burning research this winter

The council has won a joint DEFRA bid alongside thirteen other London boroughs to investigate its health effects.  

The research will take measurements in volunteers’ homes where solid fuel is burned in an open fireplace or wood burning stove.

The project aims to improve scientific understanding about how different types of solid fuel burning can affect air quality.

Imperial College London will undertake the investigations on behalf of Richmond Council and The London Wood Burning Project. If you would like to take part, email [email protected]

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Wimbledon’s MP is going to war with moped delivery drivers who block roads in and around the town centre

Stephen Hammond says vital drop-off spaces outside the station are being unfairly taken up from as early as 8am. 

Mr Hammond says an agreed alternative to help the situation has not been acted upon. 


We’ve contacted Merton Council for comment. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

An army veteran from Hounslow has been honoured seven years after his death

The Star and Garter Care Home in Surbiton has renamed its ground floor after former Captain, Gary Anglin.

Gary, who was 61 when he died in 2015, was born in Jamaica and moved to England as a child with his mother. 

He joined the 1st Battalion The Queen’s Regiment in 1972, aged 18, and served for 42 years. 

Gary completed eight tours of Northern Ireland, and also served in Germany, Gibraltar and Cyprus. 

He had attained the rank of Captain by the time he retired in 2014. 

Shortly after, Gary was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour, before going to Royal Star & Garter, where he lived until his death.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

David Tennant has revealed he was in the running for the role of James Bond alongside Daniel Craig.

Speaking on the Acting For Others podcast, the actor who lives in Chiswick says he only recently found out that producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson were at one stage considering him.

The Dr Who star says a director told him he was on their list.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 pm  

Applications for a slice of funding set aside for community projects in Surrey are apparently coming from the more wealthy parts of the county.

The cost-of-living crisis is now prompting calls to reassess how the £100 million “Your Fund Surrey” is allocated. 

The Residents’ Association and independent councillors want a pause in spending to better align the fund with the council’s priorities.

Previously funded projects include a family recreation ground in Claygate and the Weybridge Men’s Shed.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Twickenham, Feltham and Staines are to benefit from new faster trains into London.

South Western Railway has announced its new timetable for December.

The changes are targeted to improve the spread of services and alter calling patterns to deliver the faster services 

The new timetable is promising a more efficient and optimised service within funding constraints.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A new charity shop has opened in Isleworth to help raise funds for the town’s foodbank.

The shop is a joint venture between South Street Café and Sunvil Travel.

The items will be priced based on a “pay as you please” basis. 

The shop is open from 9am weekdays and 10am on Saturdays. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A woman has been jailed for running a puppy smuggling ring in Wimbledon.

49 year old Louise St John Poulton sold around 400 dogs, many of whom were sick, passing them off as valuable ‘designer dogs’.  

RSPCA inspectors launched an investigation in 2017 after 59 adverts were placed over the space of a year. 

The charity spoke to 38 witnesses, almost all of whom bought their dogs from a property in Wimbledon. 

When police executed a warrant at the address, they found two adult dogs and six puppies, all of different breeds and ages inside. 

Three raids at other properties in London were also carried out. 

Poulton, who now lives in Spain and did not attend court, is believed to have defrauded the public out of £300,000. 

She’s been sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in prison, with an additional 4 months to run consecutively.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

Rail workers at 14 train companies are joining Network Rail in striking on the 3rd and 5th of November, in their long-running row over pay and conditions.

The first date coincides with separate walkouts by London Underground and Overground staff.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union has another date planned later that week, too.

Network Rail says it's invited them for 'intensive' talks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm  

It's a big night of Premier League action with five fixtures in all.

Chelsea look to remain unbeaten under boss Graham Potter when they go to Brentford, Liverpool host West Ham and Manchester United take on Spurs, who could move up to second.

In the Scottish League Cup, six clubs are attempting to join Kilmarnock in the semi-finals.

Rangers host Dundee, Motherwell face Celtic and Aberdeen take on Partick Thistle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

The chair of a veterans’ care home in Surbiton says residents are hopeful about the reign of King Charles III.

Major General Tim Tyler was one of 2,000 mourners invited to the Queen’s state funeral last month. 

Her Majesty became patron of Royal Star and Garter in 1953. 

Major General Tim says he’s been impressed with residents’ optimism for the future following The Queen’s death. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Six teenagers aged 15 and 16 have been arrested as part of drugs raids across Leatherhead.

Around 42 Surrey police officers executed search warrants this morning in a crackdown on the supply of Class A and B drugs.  

Officers have also seized a number of phones, over £1,000 in cash, a quantity of class B drugs and weapons including a lock knife.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Boxing legend Frank Bruno is to host a talk in Wandsworth about his experience of growing up in the borough.

The free event “Up Close and Personal: An evening with Frank Bruno” is taking place at the Civic Centre on the 27th. 

The former World Heavyweight Champion will also talk candidly about his career and mental health struggles.  

Frank grew up in Barmouth Road and started boxing aged nine at the Wandsworth Boy’s Club. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Chelsea are looking to continue their fantastic start under Graham Potter when they travel to Brentford for a west London derby this evening

They're fourth in the Premier League heading into tonight’s match, having won all three top flight games since he was appointed.

Potter admits he's been pleased with how his tenure has begun.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

People in Kingston recycled 24,900 tonnes of rubbish last year

This makes the borough third best in London for recycling rates.

The council has thanked residents for their efforts but says more needs to be done, especially around combating food waste.  

The issue costs the average UK family £60 a month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Two teenage boys have been attacked in a park in Mitcham

At around 6pm on the 6th of October, three men allegedly attempted to steal several items, and beat them during the incident. 

Police are looking for further leads to identify the suspects, and no arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

A mum from Twickenham who bought two Harry Potter books over 20 years ago is in line to make thousands of pounds today

The 1st editions were bought for £4.99 each at the Lion and & Unicorn bookshop in Richmond for Tessa Prince’s young sons, John and Billy.

Tessa says she had no idea they were first editions until years later. 

The story is made even more magical because of the fact one of the copies is signed by author JK Rowling herself. 

The copy of the Philosopher’s Stone is potentially worth £4,000-£6,000.

The Chamber of Secrets has been valued at between £1,000 and £1,500. 

The Harry Potter books, lot 23 and 28, will be offered by Hanson’s Auctioneers today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

There are increasing calls for Liz Truss to resign as she prepares to answer Prime Minister's Questions for the first time since scrapping large parts of the mini-budget

A YouGov survey suggests 60% of people think Labour will win the next election - while another shows the majority of Conservative Party members want her to leave Number 10.

These people in Dominic Raab’s constituency of Esher were damning in their assessment of the PM.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Epsom Hospital is pushing forward with its plans to build a multi-storey car park

Their initial proposal was turned down, and they’re bringing an appeal before the Planning Inspector next month.

The hospital wants to build a five-storey car park with 527 parking spaces, and to improve the access from Dorking Road.

Epsom and St Helier made the third-most out of any NHS trust in the country from parking last year, at over £400,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Hounslow Council is opening a network of warm spaces across the borough to help people who cannot afford to keep the heating on.

Everyone is welcome whenever they are open and will be able to have a hot drink, use the wifi and relax. 

The spaces will open in libraries initially from Monday, the 24th, with plans being developed to extend the scheme to some leisure centres. 

The council is also collaborating with voluntary organisations about using their facilities too.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council will not hold fireworks displays in Ravenscourt Park or Bishops Park this year.

The council says it hopes to be back next year with a “fantastic new laser light display.”

It says the display will be less disruptive to neighbours and will also be more environmentally friendly.

The London Fire Brigade is suggesting alternative ways to celebrate including glow sticks for children and baking bonfire goodies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

One of Britain’s best loved story tellers will be doing a Q&A in Wimbledon on Saturday.

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo will be at the Polka Theatre. 

It’s ahead of the start of the stage tour of the play Little Manfred which is based on one of his books. 

The Polka Theatre creates a range of productions directed at children up to the age of 12.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police are looking for three people who may have unknowingly witnessed a burglary in Addlestone.
It took place on Friday on Sheerwater Avenue, at around 12.30pm. 

   Items stolen include jewellery, foreign currency, and a blue Volkswagen Golf.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Spelthorne Borough Council has confirmed it has loaned around £10 million to Thurrock Council in Essex.

Two loans of £5million were made in March this year with repayment dates due in January and March of next year. 

The authority says the move is “commonplace” and rates were set at 1.35% and 1.8% and have risen in line with increases in the base rate. 

The council confirmed in a statement that around £10 billion in lending is made annually between UK councils to assist cash-flow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

A 25-year-old man has been arrested following a murder in Kingston

Police have revealed the name of the victim is 24-year-old Michael Agyare from Morden.

Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, were called last Thursday to Fairfield Road, just before 10.20pm.

The 25-year-old is in custody on suspicion of assisting an offender.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

A bin strike in Richmond has ended after just one day, after workers were offered a renewed pay deal.

Serco has now offered HGV drivers a 15% pay rise.

Kerbside collections recommenced immediately this morning.

Paul Grafton, from the union, says they were after a pay rise “which reflects the current economic climate”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Travellers have moved onto a part of Cocks Crescent in New Malden

A number of caravans are parked on a piece of land directly behind the post office on Jubilee Square. 

Kingston Council say they “acted swiftly” to start the legal process.

They add that “depending upon court availability” they’ll have a repossession order in place as soon as possible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

26 people have been arrested following a demonstration in Hammersmith

This morning, 23 protesters from Just Stop Oil glued themselves to the road. 

The road reopened at around 9.30. 

The people have been taken into custody at a south London police station on suspicion of wilful obstruction of the highway.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

The head of a veterans’ charity in Surbiton says the Queen’s funeral is something he will never forget

Chair of the Royal Star and Garter, Major General Tim Tyler, was one of 2,000 mourners invited to the service at Westminster Abbey. 

The Queen had been patron of the charity since 1953. 

Major Tim says it was a special day of reflection.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

The family of a man who died after being tasered by officers and jumping into the Thames have threatened legal action against a police watchdog

Relatives of Oladeji Omishore want a judicial review of the decision not to hold a criminal or misconduct investigation into his death.

The 41-year-old passed away after being confronted on Chelsea Bridge in June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

A police officer has been charged with three counts of possession of indecent images of children

PC Darren Hourigan is attached to the South Area, which includes Sutton and Croydon, although has been suspended. 

He will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Monday, 17 October 2022

Building work has started on a new specialist school in Chessington to boost the number of school places for autistic children.

Kingston Council is working with national charity Ambitious about Autism and the Department for Education to deliver Spring School. 

Set to open in September 2023, there will be places for up to 36 pupils in the first academic year. 

Over time the school will cater for up to 90 pupils aged 4-19.  

The new school will enable more autistic children to learn in their home community.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Nearly one in seven early deaths in Hammersmith and Fulham are attributed to nitrogen oxide air pollution.

That’s the eighth highest level in London according to King’s College London figures. 

As a result of the news, the council has unveiled plans to create a borough of Clean Air Neighbourhoods.

A range of measures including tree planting, sustainable drainage schemes and extra school streets have been announced. 

Long term exposure to man-made air pollution in the UK is estimated to cause 28,000-36,000 deaths every year. 

The council says that is equivalent to around 87 deaths in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man has been hospitalised after a collision in Beddington.

Emergency services were called just before midday to reports of a collision between a lorry and a car on Beddington Lane. 

The driver of the car was taken to hospital for treatment and his condition is not life threatening. 

Road closures were in place but have now been lifted. 

Enquires are ongoing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Opposition parties want a general election after the new chancellor ditched many of the plans put forward in last month's mini-budget.

Jeremy Hunt says a 1p cut to income tax will be delayed "indefinitely." 

He also said that the energy price guarantee will be reviewed in April, instead of in two years as originally planned.

Financial markets have responded positively.

But Lib Dem leader and MP for Kingston and Surbiton, Sir Ed Davey, wants the public to have their say.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

There are calls for the head of the Royal Mail and the full board to meet with the union.

45 MPs are calling for the Wimbledon-based Communication Workers Union to speak to them, following the decision to cut up to 10,000 jobs. 

Streatham MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy is among those who have signed a letter, accusing the postal service of an “asset-stripping agenda”. 

Royal Mail’s parent company has reported a loss of £219 million for the first half of this year, and is blaming £70 million of that on strikes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

Kerbside collections across Richmond have been suspended for three weeks from today.

GMB union members, who are employed by the council’s waste contractor Serco, are taking action.

They claim it’s after being offered a pay rise “which falls well below their expectations as well as being significantly below inflation.”

The strike will last for an initial three weeks, after 98% of members voted to take action and an improved offer was turned down.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Six people, including a man from Croydon, have been charged with the murder of a man in South East London in 2017.

17 year old Michael Jonas died after being attacked and stabbed in Penge in 2017.

The charges follow an investigation by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Those charged are appearing at various courts today and tomorrow.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Twickenham MP Munira Wilson has raised just over £1,100 for charity.

She participated in the Cabbage 10 run yesterday, for Children’s Mental Health charities, Off the Record and The Purple Elephant Project.

She tells us why children’s mental wellbeing is her “number one priority”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Sarah Olney, Liberal Democrat MP for Richmond Park has called on the Prime Minister Liz Truss to call an immediate General Election.

The Liberal Democrats have condemned the Government for their mini budget chaos.

Commenting, Sarah Olney said: 

"So much damage has already been done by these Conservatives and they will force millions of struggling families and pensioners in London to pay for it.

"The Conservative government has already trashed the British economy and put hundreds of pounds on people's mortgages. Now they are going to inflict even more pain by hiking energy bills, raising taxes and slashing crucial public services, while still protecting the profits of oil and gas giants and bankers bonuses. 

"The whole Conservative Party is out of touch and does not care. That is why we need a General Election, to take them out of power and end this crisis.” 

“For too long this Conservative Government has taken all of us for here granted. With the next election needed more than ever it’s clear that only the Liberal Democrats will stand up for London.” 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says Reece James will be in a knee brace for a month in a further blow to his hopes of making the World Cup

The England defender missed the 2-nil win at Aston Villa in the Premier League after suffering the injury in Tuesday's victory at AC Milan.

James is expected to be out for 8 weeks, meaning he won't be fit until after the group stage of the tournament in Qatar, which starts next month.

Potter expects the right back to recover well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Ornate gold jewellery has been stolen in a burglary in Sunbury


It’s believed the house on Griffin Way was broken into between 6pm and 9pm on the 18th of September.

The suspects accessed the house via the rear garden and forced entry via a glass door using a narrow edged tool.

 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Residents in a conservation area in New Malden say plans to knock down a house and build flats are totally out of keeping with the area

Developers want to flatten the three-bedroom home in Acacia Grove and erect a three-storey block in its place.

A previous application submitted to Kingston Council in February was withdrawn following concern from residents. 

They say the houses either side of the proposed site were built in the 1870s and the design and impact on the area needs to be considered. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Sir Mark Rowley, the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner, says hundreds of his officers should be sacked for racist and misogynistic behaviour

A review of misconduct cases found police were getting away with breaking the law, and it was taking the Met around 400 days on average to fully investigate complaints.

Sir Mark says “We need to radically overhaul how our organisation is set up, and instil our values in everything we do”.

Report author Baroness Louise Casey says some who've behaved inappropriately have remained in post.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Plans are afoot to adopt and rewild a part of Tolworth which “isn’t reaching its ecological potential.”

Group, The Community Brain, has launched a survey on its website to gauge people’s views about Tolworth Court Farm fields. 

They say the 50 hectare site could be one of London’s most important nature reserves due to its location alongside the Hogsmill River. 

But the group says neglect and minimal use are leading to its decline as an environmental landmark.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Police say “enquiries are progressing” after Brentford’s Ivan Toney was subjected to “racist abuse” on social media again

The club says he was sent a direct message on Friday night, and that “an attack on one of our players is an attack on all of us”. 

Before the match against Brighton on Friday, players took the knee as part of the No Room For Racism campaign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Sunday, 16 October 2022

Richmond’s Safe Space initiative has been extended to provide vulnerable people support on the weekend as the nights get darker.

The space staffed by community police, British Transport Police and council workers, is accessible between 9pm and 1am on Friday and Saturday nights at Richmond Train Station.

It can be found in the pedestrian area outside the station, providing anyone a safe place to wait for their lift home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

Harlequins slumped to a shock defeat at the hands of Leicester Tigers this afternoon.

 It was Quins first Sunday fixture of the Gallagher Premiership season but had previously only been defeated once in the last eight months.

The last four fixtures between the two clubs had all been won by the home side on the day.

Reigning Champions Leicester were rejuvenated as they ended a mini losing streak, finally defeating Harlequins 27-19 at the Twickenham Stoop.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

Former frontman of Queen and Feltham resident Freddie Mercury features on newly released track from the band

Face It Alone is the first from the band in eight years.

It was originally recorded during Queen’s 1988 sessions for their album The Miracle but the track was never included in the Album.

Since then, the bands production team decided to revisit it while working on a reissue of the album. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Hounslow Council has been recognised for its work in disrupting criminal puppy smuggling gangs.

The authority’s Animal Welfare Officer, Andy Newnham, has won the 2022 RSPCA Pawprints Special Recognition Award.

There was an 11% increase in commercially imported dogs between 2020 and 2021 according to the charity. 

The Pawprint Awards also recognise councils’ work with stray dogs, and the care given to the animals of hospitalised residents.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Harlequins are just getting underway against Leicester Tigers in the clubs first Sunday fixture of the Gallagher Premiership season.

Hosts Harlequins return following a 35-29 victory over Northampton Saints at the Twickenham Stoop where they have lost just once in the last eight months.

The last four fixtures between the two clubs have all been won by the home side on the day 

Meanwhile Tigers’ record on the road in Premiership Rugby in 2022 is won four, lost six.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

After a five-year hiatus Surbiton Ski Sunday has returned to Central Parade in St Marks Hill.

The fun free competition sees the pavement in front of shops on the parade transformed into a ski slope.

Competitors, individuals, or teams showcase their sporting prowess by trying to defeat gravity by skiing downhill. 

 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

We’re being urged to keep an eye out for e-bikes left on the streets in Kingston.

The council has teamed up with company Human Forest to offer the green alternative to driving.

Guide Dogs for the Blind have warned of an increased number of accidents due to them being left in the streets.

Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey says if somebody sees an e-bike left in a hazardous place, they should contact the operator.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A new three-year plan to make communities safer in Kensington and Chelsea has been agreed by the council.

It will focus on four priorities; drug related offending, anti social behaviour, youth violence and violence against women and girls.

Prior to Covid-19 restrictions, crime in the borough was the highest it had been in ten years.

In 2019, Kensington and Chelsea had the third highest rate of crime per 1,000 residents in London, and in 2021 it had the sixth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Chelsea defender Reece James says he "won't give up" on his dream to play for England at the World Cup.

He tweeted to say "the race against time is on" after it was confirmed he's expected to be out for eight weeks with a knee injury.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter says he'll help James as much as he can.

Potter takes his team to Aston Villa in the Premier League this afternoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Plans to introduce an additional nine Healthy School Street schemes in Croydon have been approved.

All of the initiatives had already been part of a trial by the council.

The roads included are in the periphery of ten schools in the borough including Howard Primary and Gonville Academy.

School Streets aim to improve safety and encourage more pupils to walk, cycle and scoot more often, limiting motor traffic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

The borough of Hounslow is to join an international group of cities dedicated to protecting the environment and tackling climate change.

It’s the first London borough to join the Global Climate Resilience Network, which include 1300 cities and local governments around the world.

The Council says it hopes that tools and resources from the UN-led group will help Hounslow become more resilient to the effects of climate change.

Hounslow council declared its own climate emergency in 2019.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

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