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Saturday, 5 November 2022

TfL has announced that the rental e-scooter trials will be extended

The trial will now continue until May 31, 2024.

Richmond, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea are among the 10 participating boroughs.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm  

A former nurse from Surbiton has become the first charity care home resident to receive a 100th birthday card from the new King

Janet Hunter cared for severely injured RAF crew and victims of Nazi air raids during World War II.

 She worked with plastic surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe, whose team provided ground-breaking reconstructive surgery for burns victims.

 janet, who is a resident of the Star and Garter veteran’s care home in Surbiton, received the card from King Charles earlier this week.

 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm  

Four men who targeted car parks at Heathrow and stoll almost three million pounds worth of luxury cars have been sent to prison

 

The gang members, two of whom came from Essex, received sentences totalling over 20 years when they appeared at Isleworth crown Court.

 

The cars were taken after the men used a device to reprogramme their diginat locks.

 

One of the vehicles was found on a boat bound for Ghana.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Fulham boss Marco Silva expects to face a Manchester City side with Erling Haaland in it this afternoon.
The striker, who’s City’s top scorer this season, has missed the Premier League champions last two games due to injury.

Silva said he knows their opponents are more than capable of performing well, with or without him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The Norbiton based Fire Brigades Union says it’s worried fire and rescue services may not be able to cope this weekend.
Bonfire night is traditionally the busiest time of the year for firefighters.

The union is blaming cuts to central funding and says the public should be aware the service is “far weaker than it should be.”

We’ve contacted the Greater London Authority for comment. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A disturbance has been confirmed at an immigration centre in west London.

There has also been a power cut overnight at Harmondsworth.

The Home Office says that the welfare and safety staff and individuals detained there is its key priority.

The appropriate authorities are on the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

Brentford manager Thomas Frank doubts Ivan Toney’s absence from this afternoon’s game will harm his world cup chances.

The Premier League striker won’t get the chance to impress against Nottingham Forest – as he is suspended.

Frank believes that England boss Gareth Southgate will have already decided if he is taking him to Qatar or not.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

South West Londoners experienced the longest waits for a GP out of all residents in the capital in September.

13.5% waited more than two weeks to see their doctor according to figures from the House of Commons library. 

Lib Dem leader and Kingston and Surbiton MP, Sir Ed Davey, will outline his party’s plans to overhaul GP access this weekend.

It’s after the annual Lib Dem conference was cancelled because of the Queen’s death in September. 

The Lib Dems say their plans would give patients the right to see their GP within a week, or within 24 hours if urgent. 

They say this would be achieved by increasing the number of GPs and fixing pension rules to prevent doctors retiring early.

They’d also increase the number of nurses and pharmacists fully qualified to prescribe day to day medicines.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A very special tree planting is taking place at Kew Gardens this morning.

Ten 16 to 19-year-olds from underprivileged backgrounds across the UK are sowing a small community of birch tree saplings.

The young people were selected after setting up their own ‘Pay it Forward’ environmental projects in their own communities.

The initiatives encompassed everything from beach cleans to re-wilding and recycling schemes. 
                                                   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday, 4 November 2022

Artists and cultural organisations are being invited to apply for grants so they can take part in Croydon’s London Borough of Culture plans.

£10,000 is up for grabs as part of the latest round of the Ignite Fund.

Home-grown talent and borough-produced events are going to be at the forefront of next year’s celebrations.

Croydon was named London Borough of Culture 2023 after a successful bid to the Mayor of London.

It’s been handed a grant of £1.35million for the year long event. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Five tonnes of leaves have been cleared from Merton’s streets in the last two weeks.

The council is trying to make the pavements safer and stop drains from becoming blocked and flooding during heavy rainfall. 

Residents with compost bins are also being asked to clear leaves from the front of their homes. 

There are over 220,000 street tress across Merton and 300 tonnes of leaves were collected last year. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell will have a scan later to determine the extent of the hamstring injury which could rule him out of the World Cup.

It could be the latest setback for England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of naming his squad.

Despite the risk of injury, Chelsea boss Graham Potter doesn't think players should play with fear in the domestic games leading up to the break.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

More than 5,000 people have so far signed a petition against plans to expand the All England Tennis Club to Wimbledon Park Golf Club.

The club has owned the freehold at the golf club since 1993.

Bosses say expansion is necessary to "maintain” the annual tennis “Championships at the pinnacle of the sport".

It is expected that Wandsworth and Merton Council Planning Committees will be voting on the proposals this month.

Those against the plans say the move will make the area “unrecognisable.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Croydon Council has launched a new campaign to stop chewing gum littering.

It received £20k from The Chewing Gum Taskforce to carry out a deep clean of the streets.

280 hours of deep cleaning has been completed in North End, George Street and Church Street to remove gum from the pavement.

New signs have also been installed, which have been found to reduce gum littering by up to 64%.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man who walked into Hammersmith police station and confessed to a murder that took place more than 40 years ago has been jailed for life.

 61 year old John Paul will serve a minimum of 19 years. 

Anthony Bird was found dead at his home in Kensington Gardens Square in June 1980 after concerns were raised by his employer. 

When officers discovered Tony’s body, his flat had been ransacked and electrical items and alcohol had been stolen. 

By 1981 enquiries had been exhausted, with no evidence to identify the suspect coming to light until Paul confessed last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm  

A 20 year old man has been arrested in west London, as part of an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

He was detained on suspicion of disseminating terrorist publications and bailed to a date in early February.

Searches were carried out at the address and the investigation relates to suspected Islamist terrorism.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A new road safety team at Surrey Police has been working on preventing road accidents and casualties.

They have been targeting the ‘fatal 5’ – speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, driving under the influence, using a mobile phone and careless driving.

They have been working with a specialist data researcher to target individuals resulting in successfully intercepting 61% of targets.

Just over 660 offences in total have been processed, through a combination of FPNs, report for summons and arrests. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Owen Farrell's been passed fit to play in England's opening rugby union Autumn International against Argentina on Sunday.

He'll take the captain's armband at Twickenham after recovering from concussion.

Head coach Eddie Jones says having the Saracens fly-half back is a major boost.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

A picture of a man has been released after an attempted sexual assault in Streatham.











At around 40 minutes past midnight on the 7th of October, a woman was attacked on Prentis Road.

She managed to fight him off and scream for help, and he ran towards St Leonard’s Church.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

A report's warning children who are being exploited by drugs gangs are getting younger - with some primary school aged kids being asked to deliver class As

The Commission on Young Lives is recommending the government treats the issue as serious as terrorism.

It says Covid-19 and the cost of living crisis will be a 'gift' to criminals if there are cuts to services.

Policing minister Chris Philp insists they're working hard to tackle the issue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Around 700 workers at Heathrow Airport are going on strike in the run-up to the World Cup.

Members of the Unite union are walking out for three days from November the 18th in a row over pay.

They're all ground-handling, airside transport and cargo staff. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Emergency crews say there’s no further threat, after an unexploded bomb was found at a cemetery in Beddington

They were called yesterday afternoon to Bandon Hill Cemetery, after World War Two ordnance was found.

The site was declared safe in the late afternoon and the roads reopened.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

There are plans to ask the government to block a 12-storey development in Wimbledon Town Centre

The area’s MP Stephen Hammond is writing to the housing secretary, requesting that it be called in, due to its height. 

M&G Real Estate say the office block at St George’s House East will have environmentally sustainable measures, and will improve the street scene. 

It was approved by Merton Council in February.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

More police are going to be out on the streets in Hounslow, following a serious assault on Wednesday

A 39-year-old appeared in Magistrates court yesterday after a woman was found seriously injured on Martindale Road. 

Anybody with concerns is asked to speak to the officers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Surrey Fire and Rescue and Surrey Police will go head-to-head today in a football match aimed at highlighting the dangers of drink driving

Young adult football fans are the main focus of the sporting event which will also aim to raise awareness of drug driving. 

The free match is taking place at at Meadowbank Football Ground in Dorking.

 Kick-off is 2.30 with monetary donations going to the firefighters’ charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 am  

The first of a number of new homes for NHS staff have been unveiled in Chertsey

Phase one of a multi-million-pound development has been completed on land at St Peter’s Hospital.

The second phase of the project will see the existing 1970s built accommodation replaced with 72 flats.

Trust bosses say the old stock was becoming harder to maintain, was no longer fit for purpose and needed modernising.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Thursday, 3 November 2022

A man has been charged with attempted murder and rape after a woman was found seriously injured in Hounslow.

39-year-old Ramazan Mukalazi, from Hounslow, will appear in court today.

Police were called at around 6.15am yesterday to Martindale Road, where they found a woman in her 60s in a life-threatening condition.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

People in Surrey are being asked their views on the future of bus services, following a reported drop in passenger numbers.

The county council says before the COVID pandemic, there were 27m trips a year, but that’s dropped to 18m.

They’re also looking to invest in more environmentally friendly buses and introduce more on-demand services.

You can find a link to the consultation on their website.

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/policies-plans-consultations/roads-and-transport-consultations/future-bus-review




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 pm  

People living in a part of Addlestone are being asked if anyone has acted suspiciously at the door.

Police say that a resident in Holly Avenue had a woman knock on the door asking for directions, then “pay attention” to the hallway.

The woman then then appeared to speak to someone in a white van.

The resident later found that she was unable to retrieve any camera images from the time of the visit, suggesting the use of a signal jammer.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm  

Richmond Council is encouraging voluntary groups in the borough to apply to its Cost of Living Fund.

The fund provides grants to organisations that are delivering services to help residents keep warm and fed this winter.

Richmond Council is providing £150,000 worth of grants.

The authority is also aiming to extend its warm spaces programme beyond the borough’s libraries.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man has been rescued from the roof of a burning house in Croydon.

Fire broke out in Oakfield Road this morning. 

Another man was rescued from the first floor via an internal staircase and a further three men left the building by themselves. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man's been arrested over the shooting of former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan.

He was targeted while giving a speech at a rally and many of his supporters are calling it an assassination attempt.

His former brother in law, Lord Goldsmith of Richmond, has called the news “appalling” and says he’s strong and will soon be back on his feet. 

Ahead of the event, he was asked if he was concerned about the risk of violence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter insists he's never asked Raheem Sterling to play in a defensive role.

The England winger scored in last night's 2-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, playing in a more advanced position.

Potter says he's delighted Sterling appears to be hitting form ahead of the World Cup.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

A man from Fulham who abused children over a 12-year period has been convicted.

64-year-old John Ives has been found guilty of 31 offences, including burglary and indecent assault.

Police say he is “well known in Ealing” and encourage anyone who has “noy yet had the strength” to speak to them should do so.

He’s been remanded in custody awaiting sentencing.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Stormzy's going to be launching a football programme with Adidas for young black people to encourage diversity within the sports industry

Merky FC will help them off the pitch through multi-year, paid professional placements.

The New Malden-based rapper says "we barely see" any black managers, coaches or sports presenters and that many people aren't even aware of the vast roles in the sport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

The Home Office is facing a judicial review following concerns over the conditions of an overcrowded migrant processing centre in Kent

There are reports the Manston centre is housing around 4-thousand asylum seekers - around double the capacity.

It's unclear who's taking the legal action.

The Prime Minister's admitted "not enough" claims are being processed.

Harjap Singh Bhangal is a Brentford-based immigration lawyer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

A man has been charged with attempted murder and rape after a woman was found seriously injured in Hounslow

39-year-old Ramazan Mukalazi, from Hounslow, will appear in court today. 

Police were called at around 6.15am yesterday to Martindale Road, where they found a woman in her 60s in a life-threatening condition.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Royal Star and Garter veteran’s care home in Surbiton has launched its annual Remembrance campaign

This year’s theme is ‘They gave their all for us.’

It highlights how young some of the charity’s residents were when they joined the Armed Forces.

Connie spent her war years supporting and taking care of officers stationed in Loch Lomond.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

An animal charity in Leatherhead is urging people holding firework displays this weekend to check the ground for hedgehogs first

Wildlife Aid Foundation is also asking people to consider the psychological damage loud noises and flashes can have on animals.   

The charity is urging people to consider buying silent, or low noise alternatives to traditional rockets and bangers.  

Staff deal with firework related casualties annually, including burns and road accidents where startled animals have run in front of cars. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Leaseholders in Putney say they’re being hit with “unaffordable” service charges

The area’s MP Fleur Anderson has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove, saying they’re “disproportionate”.

One person reported a 400% increase, and was having to use up their savings.

The Housing Department says:

“Service charges must be reasonable and leaseholders are able to legally challenge charges they consider not to be. 

“We are committed to better protecting and empowering leaseholders and are due to bring forward further leasehold reforms this parliament.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Police will introduce another dispersal order in Richmond this weekend.

It’ll start at 4pm on Friday and run until 7am on Sunday. 

Officers say its due to the high levels of young people coming into the borough and higher levels of anti social behaviour. 

 A similar order implemented two weekends ago for the same reason had positive results according to the Met.   


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Pet lovers in Exeter have raised over £55,000 by taking part in Battersea’s Muddy Dog Challenge.
It’s one of the UK’s biggest obstacle courses where members of the public can take part with their dog.   

520 participants came together at Escot House on Saturday.

The money will go towards the vital care of the thousands of dogs and cats that the charity helps every year.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A rescue pup from Battersea Dogs’ Home is one of the stars of this year’s Marks and Spencer Christmas advert.

Wylie is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Shih Tzu cross who found his forever home, thanks to the charity, six years ago.

He now lives in Oxford.

The commercial once again features Dawn French as a festive fairy. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

England rugby union international Tom Curry believes Argentina will pose a considerable threat when they meet at Twickenham.

They are up against the Pumas in their opening autumn match this weekend.

The South Americans beat the All Blacks in New Zealand for the first time in their history back in August.

Curry says that's a warning of just what they're up against.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

A man allegedly wanting to deliver an “anti-vaccine legal notice” has been arrested outside the home of a former health secretary.

A court has heard that 61-year-old Geza Tarjanyi from Lancashire travelled to Sajid Javid’s home in Fulham in January.

He’s accused of having an article with intent to destroy or damage.

The prosecution says that he was “prepared” to use a heavy duty adhesive spray to glue posters to Mr Javid’s home.

The trial continues.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Special poppy vinyls are featuring on all Underground, Overground, DLR and tram vehicles for the first time.

It’s to mark the annual Royal British Legion Poppy appeal. 

Poppy flags are also flying at TfL piers with giant poppies wrapped around selected London buses.

Kingston and Hammersmith bus stations are two of six in the capital which have their very own roundels. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A foot injury means Chelsea will be without goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for their final Champions League group game.

They are up against Dinamo Zagreb at home tonight.

They've already sealed their place in the last-16 having topped their group.

Boss Graham Potter says Benjamin Mendy - who was previously number one at Stamford Bridge - is ready to seize his chance.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A teenager has been sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in prison for the murder of a man in Wandsworth.

A group of males tricked 24-year-old Abdirizak Hassan, known as Abdi, into visiting an address in Roehampton in May 2021 where they attacked him and stabbed him in the chest.

19 year old Elijah Roye appeared at Kingston Crown Court earlier where he was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Abdirizak Hassan, to serve a minimum term of 18 years.

Roye had previously been convicted of murder at the same court in May. 

Police were called at 11am on the 6th of May last year after a body was found at a residential property in a block of flats in Dowdeswell Close.

Officers attended and Abdirizak was found with a stab injury; he had been attacked at the same location the previous afternoon.

Detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command began an investigation. 

Witness accounts, forensic evidence, CCTV footage and phone data led to all three suspects being identified.

Through collecting this evidence, officers established the group had arrived at the property on the afternoon of the 5th of May. The property was owned by a vulnerable person.

The group used the woman's phone to lure Abdi to the property forcing her to claim she wanted to buy drugs from him. When he arrived at 5.20pm they ambushed him in an attack that lasted several minutes.

The defendants then left the property and were seen on CCTV heading away from the area, before splitting up and going their separate ways.

In a statement, the victim's family said: "Abdi was well loved son, brother and friend. He was a funny, clever, compassionate and big-hearted person. We miss him dearly and will cherish our memories of him forever."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 pm  

Owen Farrell and Jonny May look to be on course to feature in England's opening autumn rugby union international against Argentina on Sunday.

They've both been included in a 25-man squad for the match.

May dislocated his elbow less than two weeks ago, while Farrell is recovering from a concussion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

It was a bad morning for Brits involved in the Paris Masters tennis.

Dan Evans lost in straight sets to Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas while Jack Draper's tournament also ended in the second round.

He lost to America's Frances Tiafoe 

Putney based British number one Cameron Norrie takes on Corentin Moutet of France for a place in the last-16 later.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

This evening's Champions League football kicks-off in the next hour with Celtic taking on holders Real Madrid.

It's already been confirmed the Scottish title holders will finish bottom of their group.

Chelsea and Manchester City complete their campaigns later tonight knowing they're through as group winners.

The Londoners meet Dinamo Zagreb, while City face Sevilla.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Two police officers have been sentenced to three months after exchanging grossly offensive messages with their colleague Wayne Couzens, who killed Sarah Everard.

PC Jonathon Cobban, who's 35, and former Metropolitan officer Joel Borders, who's 46, were convicted of sending the Whatsapp posts in 2019.

Miss Everard was kidnapped from the streets of Clapham in March last year and later killed by Wayne Couzens. 

They swapped racist and misogynistic messages including content about rape and domestic violence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Surrey Police response to HMICFRS report regarding an inspection of vetting, misconduct and misogyny in the police service

Hundreds of people in England and Wales have been cleared to serve in the police when they should have failed vetting procedures.

The police watchdog found some officers passed checks despite having criminal records or family links to organised crime.

Its investigation was set up after Sarah Everard was kidnapped in Clapham and murdered by a serving police officer.

The home secretary says "culture and standards" in the police need to change and the "public's trust in policing restored".

Suella Braverman has responded to the shocking report from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary which found that hundreds of officers who should have failed vetting checks had been employed.

It seems some officers have relatives linked to organised crime, while others have criminal records.

Ms Braverman says the report must be acted on as a "matter of urgency".

Surrey Police's statement in full: 

"Surrey Police remains determined to root out any individual not fit to serve the county and its communities. 

We have made a commitment that Surrey will be a county that is not only safe, but feels safe and having the trust and confidence of the public is critical. That’s why we remain focused on identifying and removing any officer or member of staff who compromises our standards or integrity.

Launched in 2020, our Force Commitments set out the “high standards and ethical behaviour” we expect of all of our staff and that “we will respect and reflect the differences in the communities we serve”.

We therefore welcome the publication of the HMICFRS report into vetting, corruption, and misconduct published today. Many of the recommendations focus on areas where we have already carried out significant work and rigorous procedures are already in place within our Professional Standards Department to deal with misconduct swiftly and robustly.

While it is widely acknowledged that misogyny is endemic in society, our position remains clear that behaviours of this kind have no place in our force.

We were one of the first forces to openly discuss misogyny and sexism within the workplace with the launch of our internal campaign, Not In My Force, in 2020 which has since been picked up and replicated by other forces nationally. This was followed up by a “Let’s Talk About Gender” Toolkit encouraging discussions within teams across the force. Earlier this year we also introduced a Sexual Harassment Toolkit, which provides guidance to officers and staff on how to challenge and report such behaviour.

Today’s report highlights the potential risks associated with the national police officer uplift programme and the maintenance of standards due to the “size and speed of the programme”. In Surrey, as we have increased officer numbers, we have continued to maintain robust vetting procedures for all new joiners and transferees in accordance with the College of Policing Vetting Code of Practice and the associated Authorised Professional Practice (APP).

We recognise however, that there is still work to be done in support of the commitments we have made and we will carefully consider the recommendations within HMICFRS’s report making any changes that are required."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Special poppy vinyls are featuring on all Underground, Overground, DLR and tram vehicles for the first time.

It’s to mark the annual Royal British Legion Poppy appeal. 

Poppy flags are also flying at TfL piers with giant poppies wrapped around selected London buses.

Kingston and Hammersmith bus stations are two of six in the capital which have their very own roundels. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Two police officers have been sentenced to three months after exchanging grossly offensive messages on WhatsApp in 2019.

The messages were exchanged with their colleague Wayne Couzens, who abducted Sarah Everard from Clapham before murdering her.

35-year-old PC Jonathon Cobban and former Metropolitan officer 46-year-old Joel Borders were convicted of sending the posts.

They swapped racist and misogynistic messages including content about rape and domestic violence.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Business associates of former Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich are among the latest Russian oligarchs to be sanctioned in the UK.

The foreign secretary's accusing them of being involved in industries helping to prop up Moscow's military as the war in Ukraine continues.

They'll all face a travel ban, asset freeze and transport sanctions.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The Prime Minister's made a U-turn on his decision to attend the global climate summit, COP27.

The Prime Minister's made a U-turn on his decision to attend the global climate summit, COP27.

Rishi Sunak previously said he must stay in the UK to focus on domestic issues.

But he says he now recognises that there's "no long-term prosperity without action on climate change".

Labour MP for Battersea Marsha de Cordova has tweeted 

"Party politics and ideology can’t take priority over people and the planet. 

The PM should have shown leadership by committing to attending COP rather than being dragged kicking and screaming. 

His actions are letting down people and future generations"


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A woman is in a life threatening condition after a sexual assault in Hounslow.

A man has been arrested following the assault on the victim at 6.15 this morning in Martindale Road. 

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a woman in her late 50s with a head injury; she was taken to hospital where her condition is described as life threatening.

A man has been arrested by attending officers on suspicion of sexual assault and is in hospital while under arrest.

A crime scene is in place and enquiries continue.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC quoting CAD 915/02NOV

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

Hundreds of people in England and Wales have been cleared to serve in the police when they should have failed vetting procedures

The police watchdog found some officers passed checks despite having criminal records or family links to organised crime.

Its investigation was set up after Sarah Everard from Clapham was kidnapped and murdered by a serving police officer.

Shadow Policing Minister and Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones says the findings should “serve a serious reminder” to raise standards.

She says Labour would overhaul training, vetting and misconduct procedures.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

One of our most important writers is being celebrated in the form of a bronze statue in Richmond

Virginia Woolf lived and worked in the town between 1914 and 1924. 

Aurora Metro Arts and Media Charity has dedicated five years to raising the £50,000 needed to install the statue. 

It will be officially unveiled in its new home in Terrace Gardens, overlooking the Thames, on November the 16th. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

A plea for help is going out from Epsom and Ewell Foodbank

The service says it is running low on “so many items” including long life milk and tinned meats. 

People are being asked to consider adding a couple of items to their weekly shop or making a donation. 

Volunteers are also being sought to help run the foodbank which fed more than 12,000 people in 2020. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

People in Spelthorne who come across dead wild birds are being warned not to touch them

The advice from the council comes as it’s announced all poultry and captive birds in England must be kept indoors from Monday.

It’s as the Government tries to fight “the biggest ever outbreak of Avian flu”.

Spelthorne Borough Council has outlined the circumstances under which you should contact Defra’s helpline.

These include calling the Defra helpline (03459 33 55 77) if you find one or more dead bird of prey or owl.

Also, 3 or more dead gulls or wild waterfowl which are swans, geese and ducks or 5 or more dead birds of any species.

Around 5.5million birds have now died or been culled since October last year. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 am  

A woman has been sexually assaulted on a bus in Wallington

Police have just released details of an incident on board the 455 bus on the 18th of August, at around 7.15pm.

A picture has been released of a suspect, and DI Jonathan Potter says they need to identify him so he “cannot carry out any further attacks on women”. 

There have been no arrests.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Some of Kingston’s biggest moments in history are going on display.

The Kingston Society is marking its 60th anniversary with a photographic time capsule exhibition.

Six decades of history, environmental changes and urbanisation that have shaped the borough will be showcased.

The exhibition will also be added to digital archives for future generations to view online. 

The exhibition runs until the 13th of November at All Saints Church.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Former student at Reed’s school in Cobham, Jack Draper, has become the third British player to reach round two of the Paris Masters tennis.

He beat Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech in straight sets to reach the last-32.

Dan Evans battled past America's Brandon Nakashima in three sets earlier, while Cameron Norrie won his first round match with Miomir Kecmanovic yesterday.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Essential conservation works have finished at Ham House.

More than 300 items were relocated during the three weeks of repairs which meant the 17th century property was closed to the public. 

Meanwhile, the garden team has been planting a new orchard in the Kitchen Garden with a selection of 30 London and Surrey apples. 

The new area is being described as a “feast for pollinators” and will  hope to re-introduce the rich history of fruit growing to this area.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Royal Mail's latest pay offer for postal workers has been rejected by the Wimbledon-based Communication Workers Union.

The postal firm had proposed a 7% pay rise over two years, subject to the union agreeing to changes to shift times and Sunday working.

A vote on further strike action is now expected.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

People experiencing mental or emotional ill health can now refer themselves to an outdoor initiative in Barnes.

The Blue Prescribing Project at London Wetland Centre is a joint partnership with the Mental Health Foundation.

The 6 week long project aims to promote a range of mental and physical health benefits through a variety of wetland nature activities.

These include bird watching, pond dipping, and sensory activities aimed at improving self-confidence and mental well being. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A network of so-called warm hubs has been set up across Surrey.

People can drop-in, get warm, have a hot drink and be in the company of other people.

There will also be energy experts on hand to issue free advice to attendees.

Nearly 70 of these warm spaces have been opened up in a variety of places including church halls, libraries and museums. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Mitcham and Morden’s MP is trying to amend the Financial Services and Markets Bill.

Labour’s Siobhain McDonagh says that access to free cash is a necessity, especially in the current climate.  

Research by Which? shows that almost a quarter of free-to-use ATMs have vanished since 2018.

According to the study, the elderly and those in rural areas were also the most likely to be affected by bank and ATM closures.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Kit Connor's suggested he was "forced" to come out and share his sexuality publicly.

The Heartstopper actor and long-time Croydon resident posted on Twitter to say he's bisexual, before adding "congrats for forcing an 18 year old to out himself."

He felt some people had "missed the point" of the popular LGBT show he's in.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

There’s been a spate of bike thefts in New Malden.

Seven have been taken from the racks outside the parade of shops in Blagdon Road over the last fortnight.

Police say the majority of bikes were locked and secured when they were stolen. 

The times of the thefts ranged from 8am to 4pm. 





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

An operation to curb anti-social behaviour in Richmond has worked well according to police

Officers introduced a Section 35 Dispersal Order over the weekend of the 21st to the 23rd of October.

Although around 300 youths gathered in parts of the town, police say there was less evidence of them being under the influence of alcohol.

Shop owners have been reporting large amounts of alcohol theft over previous weekends leading to calls for action. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

The body of a man has been found at a park in Banstead

Police were called on Friday to Nork Park, where they found the 32-year-old man.

It’s not currently believed to be suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Kingston Council has paid tribute to the people of Seoul in South Korea after more than 150 people died in a crush on Saturday night

Thousands had packed into the tiny streets of Itaewon for the first public Halloween festival since before the Covid pandemic. 

Kingston Council leader Andreas Kirsch says  “this tragedy is particularly devastating to the residents of our borough.” 

New Malden is said to be home to the largest Korean population outside of Korea itself. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

Women experiencing intimidation or harassment outside Lambeth’s abortion clinics are being urged to report the incidents

The council has created a dedicated electronic reporting tool with the aim of gathering information on this type of abuse. 

The authority says there has been an increase in anti social behaviour outside clinics in the borough over recent months.  

The data collected will form a part of wider work to address the safety of women and girls in Lambeth’s public spaces.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Twenty-nine football clubs have written to the Government urging it to press ahead with plans for an independent regulator

AFC Wimbledon is one of the co-signers of the letter. 

A white paper on the idea was due to be published by Downing Street earlier this year, but has been delayed twice due to the changes of Prime Minister. 

A regulator was the central recommendation from a fan led review. 

The group of teams have warned further inaction could lead to some clubs being "wiped off the map".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Monday, 31 October 2022

The Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend is looking for a new Chief Constable for Surrey Police.

It’s been announced that Gavin Stephens is to leave the Force to take up a national policing post.

He is due take up his new post in the Spring next year and will remain as Surrey’s Chief Constable until that point.

Lisa Townsend has thanked Gavin for his “dedication” over the last three and a half years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Former Premier League footballer Joey Barton's been cleared of assaulting his wife at their home in Kew.

A judge has ruled the Bristol Rovers boss could not have a fair trial because prosecutors wouldn't call his alleged victim to give evidence.

He'd been accused of pushing and kicking Georgia Barton in a drunken row.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Hounslow police are urgently searching for a missing teenager.

15 year old Devontae was last seen on Friday the 28th.

The teen is known to travel around Heston and Hounslow.

Anyone with information on Devontae's whereabouts are urged to contact police on 101.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 pm  

Owen Farrell and Jonny May have joined up with the England rugby union squad ahead of Sunday's Autumn Nations Series opener.

They’ll take on Argentina at Twickenham.

Saracens captain Farrell has recovered from concussion, while Gloucester wing May had an elbow injury.

Newcastle's Sean Robinson has also been added to the 36-player group.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 pm  

Police are searching for a man that’s gone missing from Croydon.

Nalford was last seen at around 6:50am this morning.

It’s believed he’s wearing a red jumper, a blue knitted jacket, grey Nike cap and grey bottoms.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police on 101.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Surrey Police Chief Constable Gavin Stephens is leaving the force.

He’s to take up a national policing position as the Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

He will remain as Surrey Police Chief Constable until the spring when he will leave to take up his new post.

Gavin joined Surrey Police in 1996 and has served at every rank during his time.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

Two people have escaped a fire in Hampton.

The brigade was called just after 5am to Hanworth Road to a shop with flats above.

A shed in the rear garden was destroyed, and six metres of fencing was damaged.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Birds at Richmond and Bushy Parks are being monitored for Avian flu as England faces the largest ever outbreak of the disease.

Owners of captive birds and poultry are also being ordered to keep them indoors.

The UK's chief veterinary officer's demands now make it a legal requirement to keep them inside from Monday. 

The Royal Parks says its birds are wild so they cannot be brought indoors, but they will continue to be monitored.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

Former Chelsea player Michael Ambrose has criticised the Football Association after recent figures showed it hadn't hit its diversity targets.

The results of the Football Leadership Diversity Code found the number of black, asian and mixed heritage candidates hired in senior coaching roles in the sport had gone down.

Ambrose - who is co-chair of The People's FA - FA Equality Now - tells Sky Sports News, it's not surprising.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A leading conservation charity says pumpkin dumping is becoming a worrying trend over Halloween.


The Woodland Trust works to create and protect areas including the new Langley Vale Centenary Wood at Epsom Downs.  

Bosses say a myth seems to have built up that leaving pumpkins in woods helps wildlife and keeps them out of landfill.

But pumpkin flesh can be dangerous for hedgehogs, attracts rats and also has a detrimental effect on woodland soils, plants and fungi. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Two people wielding hammers have been arrested in Hounslow.

Police were called just after 8am yesterday to Lampton Park after the men were demanding money.

They’ve been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

No injuries are believed to be sustained, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Met Police.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

Schools are being encouraged to sign up to a free initiative which aims to educate young girls on breast health

Treasure Your Chest has relaunched this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, following a hugely successful pilot scheme.

Dr Nicola Brown is a University Lecturer at St Mary’s University in Twickenham.

She’s part of the “Treasure Your Chest” development team.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

A man has been stabbed on board a bus in Heston

Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, were called just after 2pm yesterday to Heston Road. 

A 20-year-old man has been taken to hospital, although his injuries aren’t believed to be life-threatening. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Met Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

There are calls for a public inquiry into how mental health patients are treated, after reports of “systemic abuse”

Tooting MP and Shadow Mental Health Minister Rosena Allin-Khan says she wrote to former Health Secretary Therese Coffey twice, but didn’t receive a reply. 

The Independent and Sky News have reported allegations by 22 young women at inpatient units run by the Huntercombe Group. 

The Department of Health and Social Care says they’ve launched an inquiry into the allegations, but hasn’t shared specific details of that.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Demand for new homes from first-time buyers has dropped by a third since the former chancellor announced his mini-budget

Research from property company Zoopla suggests a rise in mortgage rates by Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng put a huge squeeze on the market.

They say it's almost like the Christmas slowdown has come a month early.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

600 pumpkins are adorning Hampton Court Palace for Halloween

The 500 year old former home of Henry VIII has just rounded off a week of spooky story telling and harrowing history lessons. 

Aileen Pierce is part of the design team which has been dressing one of our most famous, “haunted” landmarks. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Sunday, 30 October 2022

A fire broke out at shop on Tolworth Broadway earlier.

Fire crews were called at around 11.53am on Sunday afternoon. 

6 people left the building, no injuries were reported but the blaze damaged part of the kitchen.

The fire was brought under control, the cause of the fire is not yet known.    

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has granted planning permission for a temporary BBC Earth exhibition space in the borough.

It’ll be housed at Empress Place in Earls Court.

The new building, which is due to open next year, will include an immersive experience, two education rooms and parking.

But it will only be there for two years before being dismantled and moved to  a different part of the country. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

Croydon Council has received almost £300,000 to plant nearly five hundred trees across the borough.

The Forestry Commission funding will focus on green spaces that currently have low tree coverage. 

The programme has also received fresh funding through the Mayor of London to plant more trees in parks and playgrounds.

The ‘Trees for Streets’ programme will continue to give residents the opportunity to sponsor their own trees.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Community groups in Hounslow are being offered one-off of up to £1000, to try and bring a little extra festive cheer to the borough.

The council has set aside fifteen thousand pounds to support activities over Christmas and into the New year. 

It follows the success of last year’s Welcome Back Fund which supported live music in Hounslow and Brentford and performers at the Feltham Lantern Parade.

Hounslow council is also hoping local retailers will benefit from events over the festive season.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

Strikes involving 115,000 postal workers have been postponed.

The Communication Workers Union based in Wimbledon voted this morning to withdraw the industrial action for the next two weeks.

CWU General Secretary said ‘we recognise the deep frustration felt by many members over this decision.’

But Strikes are likely to resume on Sunday 12th November. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

A fire has broken out at a shop on Tolworth Broadway.

Fire crews were called at around 11.53am. 

6 people left the building, no injuries reported but the blaze damaged part of the kitchen.

The fire is under control, but crews remain at the scene while it is being investigated   


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

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