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Saturday 7 January 2023

Chelsea have completed the signing of Ivory Coast international forward David Datro Fofana from Norwegian champions Molde

He's joined on a contract which lasts until 2029 - with the option of a further year.

Fofana was also rumoured to be of interest to Brighton.

Albion's lead recruitment team have since moved to Stamford Bridge with boss Graham Potter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

A man has died three days after he was struck by a car in South Croydon

The 35 year-old pedestrian was taken by air ambulance to hospital on Tuesday evening after the accident on Brighton Road.

His next of kin have been informed.

Police say a driver stopped at the scene and has not been arrested.

They’re appealing for witnesses.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

Critical incidents at Surrey Heartlands and at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital have led local Lib dems to echo their party’s call for parliament to be recalled.

 Monica Harding, the Lib dem’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Esher and Walton says she’s conerned about the number of residents who’s operations could be cancelled.

 The party has urged the government to pass an emergency health plan and declare a national major incident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

‘A gorgeous soul’ is how Gianluca Vialli’s being described following the Chelsea legend’s death aged 58.
The former Italy striker had been battling pancreatic cancer.

At Chelsea, Vialli won the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup as a player and manager.

Another of the club’s greats, Frank Lampard, says Vialli made everyone feel special.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A police dog called Ludo has been praised for tracking down a burglar in Woking last Thursday.

A man was believed to be trying to steal scrap metal and had broken into an abandoned building on Chertsey Road.

Ludo used his expert honing skills to track the suspect to the top floor. He then went on to find a drill hidden under a slab.

The man was arrested on suspicion of burglary. Police Constable George Larkin said he was proud of Ludo for all his hard work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A man from Shepperton has been sentenced for supplying drugs throughout the UK.

Malcolm Floyd was sentenced to eight years and five months in prison, in addition to a Serious Crime Prevention Order.

Another man and a woman were also convicted after police discovered that the three were using encrypted phones.  

The investigation that began in July 2020 found that Floyd orchestrated the crimes when he was living in Thailand.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

It will take 8 years to find everyone on the council housing waiting list in Kensington and Chelsea a home.

People in the borough are being asked by the authority how they would allocate the “limited supply” of social housing. 

More than 3,000 families are on the waiting list but there are only 400 properties available which are mostly one bed or studio flats. 

The authority says at this rate, even if no one new joined the list, it would take almost a decade to find everyone a house.  

An online consultation has opened until the 16th of February.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

People across Surrey are being thanked for keeping 999 emergency calls at a low.

South East Coast Ambulance Service says pressure on the line, as well as 111, is expected to remain high for a few weeks. 

Bosses are reiterating the Christmas message that 999 should only be used for a certain range of health problems.

These include chest pain for more than 15 minutes, heavy bleeding and trauma injury. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday 6 January 2023

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals say they have not declared a critical incident

However, bosses say they expect their emergency departments to be extremely busy for the next few months.

In a statement, they have admitted staff may “not always able to provide the level of care” they would like and have apologised.

The trust says people can help the NHS by only visiting A&E or calling 999 if it’s an emergency or life-threatening situation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A critically endangered western lowland gorilla has died in captivity at Chessington World of Adventures

54-year-old Bafia had lived at the zoo since 1969 and was the oldest animal there.

Her mobility and quality of life had “deteriorated rapidly” over the last ten days according to staff and she was put to sleep last night.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Mask wearing has been reinstated in all areas of Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals

The NHS Trust says it’s in light of rising numbers of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory illness.

The number of Covid-19 infections in the UK more than doubled during December.

The latest estimate from the Office for National Statistics is that 2.9 million people had coronavirus in the week to last Wednesday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

A Met Police officer accused of sexually assaulting two women in Epsom and Lambeth is due in court again today

30-year-old PC Rupert Edwards is alleged to have carried out the attacks days apart last August and September.

He was not on duty at the time.

Edwards, from Ashtead, is due at Inner London Crown Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Ambulance, fire, and police officers have been dealing with a concern for safety in Epsom

The emergency crews were called to an address yesterday just before 6pm to Downside.

Police reopened the road by 8pm.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service says they won’t comment, due to patient confidentiality.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Harlequins coach Nick Evans will join the England coaching staff for the upcoming Six Nations tournament

He will work as attack coach during the event which begins next month.

Evans moved to the Twickenham based club in 2008 and went on to represent it on over 200 occasions.

He retired from playing and moved into coaching in 2017.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

A woman from Wandsworth is wanted by Surrey Police

37-year-old Stacey from Merton Road is accused of breaching her bail conditions.

She’s described as White, between 5ft 1" and 5ft 4' tall, of small to proportionate build, with brown shoulder length hair and grey eyes.

She has connections to Leatherhead and Dorking.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

The first UK trial to test the benefits of proton beam therapy for certain patients with breast cancer has launched

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

People in Richmond are once again being offered free bystander training

The aim is to provide them with the tools to safely intervene when they see problematic behaviour occurring.

The training is part of the council’s Safer Streets partnership to help prevent violence in the borough.

The session on Wednesday the 18th will teach attendees how to practice their responses to a challenging situation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

The Met Police say they’re working to stop children being mugged on their way home from school

The force says that young people are being targeted for new mobile phones and high value clothing.

Since the end of November, there have been 71 arrests for robbery and 35 weapons seized.

We’re being urged to stick to well-lit areas, only take licenced cabs, and to leave mobile phones on the table in pubs and restaurants.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

A traveller site in Banstead is to be upgraded with new facilities and more pitches

The Pastures to be expanded from 15 to 23 pitches, each of which will be around 17% larger. 

There’ll also be a new community hall and play area. 

It’s believed that the work will be done in a phased way, so nobody will have to move out while construction takes place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

Female cabin crew with British Airways can now wear jumpsuits

The Heathrow-based airline's unveiled new uniforms for the first time in almost 20 years.

There will also be a three-piece suit for men, while other options for women include a dress, skirt and trousers.

The designs are by British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Former Chelsea striker Gianluca Vialli has died at the age of 58

The Italy international - who also guided the Londoners to three major honours as manager - had been battling pancreatic cancer.

He scored 40 goals in 88 appearances at Stamford Bridge between 1996 and 1999.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter feels his side gave a "spirited performance", despite a 1-nil defeat to Manchester City leaving them 10th in the Premier League

The Londoners already have a lengthy injury list - and saw Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic limp off early in the first-half.

Potter saya their poor form has to be seen in context.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Firefighters have staged a daring rescue to save a goat stranded on a cliff near Croydon

On Wednesday morning, Gandalf had become separated from the rest of his herd and became stuck on a 35-metre high cliff in Kenley. 

Sub officer Darren Joy says they didn’t know how long he’d been stuck there for. 

A drone distracted Gandalf, and allowed firefighters to put a line to him and pull him up to safety.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

Richmond Park’s Lib Dem MP is demanding the Government passes an “emergency health plan” and declares a “national major incident.”

It’s in relation to estimates by senior health official, Dr Adrian Boyle, that up to 500 people are dying each week due to A&E delays.  

Sarah Olney says the Prime Minister needs to put the NHS back on a pandemic style footing to help ease pressure on the service. 

The Liberal Democrats have set out a 5-point winter plan to tackle the ambulance crisis which includes recruiting more paramedics.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Thursday 5 January 2023

People in Croydon are being reminded to give their views on the council’s plans to keep them from bankruptcy.

The borough has an overall estimated debt of £1.6bn, and is planning a hike in council tax and cuts to spending.

That includes a 5% rise in tax, potentially selling a youth centre and the Colonnades retail park, and creating a smaller council.

The consultation ends on Sunday, and you can find it on the council’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm  

A raft of water safety measures worth £30,000 are being proposed for Elmbridge.

A ‘Respect the Water: Drowning Prevention Plan’, will be discussed at a council meeting next week.  

The document sets out ways to reduce the number of water incidents in the borough through training and improved awareness.

Throw line installation at Albany Reach and subsidised lifeguard training are two of the measures being suggested. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 pm  

Chelsea have completed the transfer of France international Benoit Badiashile for around 35-million pounds.

The defender, who's been capped twice by his country, makes the switch to the Premier League from Ligue 1 side Monaco.

Badiashile has agreed a seven-and-a-half year contract and becomes boss Graham Potter's first January signing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

A serving police officer has pleaded guilty following an investigation into an incident in Twickenham last month.

PC Sam Grigg, attached to the South West Basic Command Unit, pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and assault.

The offence is alleged to have taken place at a house in Twickenham on December the 2nd when the officer was off-duty.

The suspect and the victim, a woman aged in her 20s, are known to each other. 

The woman suffered minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says they need to make the most of home advantage when they welcome Premier League title chasers Manchester City this evening.

A poor run of form has seen the Londoners win just once in their last seven top flight matches.

Potter insists they do have a plan to stop the defending champions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A barber from Hammersmith who sent thousands of pounds of Covid loans to so-called Islamic State in Syria has been jailed for 12 years.

Tarek Namouz, who's 43 and owns a shop in the town transferred the funds to help organise terror attacks.

He was convicted despite denying the charges, telling police he sent the money to "help the poor and needy.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

An animal charity in Leatherhead says it’s seeing a “surprising” rise in strimmer related hedgehog injuries.

Bosses at Wildlife Aid Foundation are urging people to check their gardens before using any type of gardening tool.

They say the incidents are “surprising” because at this time of year, hedgehogs should be deep in hibernation. 

Once woken, it can take them time to regain motor functions, leaving them susceptible to attacks and injury. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A critical incident has been declared at St George's Hospital in Tooting.

In a statement, the hospital trust says its "emergency departments and hospitals are under extreme pressure right now".

It added that the pressures were expected to continue over the coming months.

Yesterday, Tooting MP and A&E Dr Rosena Allin-Khan told us doctors and nurses were past breaking point. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Statement from Epsom and St Helier University Hospital's NHS Trust following surge in demand.

Our emergency departments and hospitals are under extreme pressure right now and we expect them to continue to be very busy over the coming months.

We absolutely don’t want our patients to be waiting for long periods of time and our teams are working hard to ensure people coming to ED are seen as quickly as possible. But right now, like all parts of the NHS, we are not always able to provide the level of care we would like, and we are very sorry this is the case.

There are things we are doing to try to ease pressures – such as deploying trained staff from non-patient facing roles, supporting elderly and frail people in their homes to avoid ED admissions, introducing a “hospital at home” and remote monitoring service, opening additional beds up on wards, and freeing up beds by working to discharge people as soon as they are medically fit.

We are also prioritising patients who are most in need of clinical care, which means those who are the sickest or most seriously injured will be seen more quickly.

It’s still really important you continue to come forward for the care you need. If it’s an emergency or life-threatening, then please dial 999 or go to an emergency department as normal.

However, we need your help, too. Our emergency departments aren’t always the most appropriate place for people who need medical attention, and if this is the case we may direct you to an alternative – such as pharmacy, GP, or urgent treatment centre – to free up space for those who most need it.

Using the most appropriate service means you may be seen more quickly and this allows our hospitals to prioritise the sickest patients.

If it’s urgent medical help you need, please use NHS 111 online first. This is a 24/7 service that can direct you to the most appropriate care.

Your local pharmacy can also provide advice on minor health concerns from skin rashes, to earaches and flu. Many pharmacies open late and no appointment is needed.

You should contact your GP surgery for appointments about illnesses or injuries that won’t go away. Many GPs offer an out-of-hours service, and these appointments can often be booked via NHS 111 online. Your GP surgery will be able to advise.

Please take all the steps you can to keep yourself and others well this winter. Vaccines offer the best protection against flu and Covid – find out how to book here. Remember, also, to wash your hands regularly, to catch coughs and sneezes in tissues, to wrap up warm in the colder weather, and to check in on vulnerable friends, family, and neighbours.

Finally, do not visit patients in our hospitals if you have an illness – and when you do come to our hospitals, please wear a mask in clinical areas, as directed.

Thank you for supporting our hospitals and staff this winter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

People in Elmbridge are being asked how safe they feel in the borough.

The council has launched a consultation asking how people want to get information from the police, and about crime in the area.

It also asks about the priorities for this and next year, which include protecting the vulnerable, building confidence, and tackling the causes of offending.

You can find the consultation on the council’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Some bin workers in Ashford are threatening strikes if they don’t get a pay rise.

The GMB Union says they want £15 per hour for loaders and £20 per hour for HGV drivers.

The union claims that the contractor Biffa is refusing to negotiate with them, so is threatening a strike ballot.

A Biffa spokesperson said: "We have already concluded 2022 pay negotiations at Ashford and an above-inflation pay increase has been implemented. We will work closely with Ashford Council to avoid any potential industrial action.” 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Manchester City head to Chelsea tonight as they look to make up ground in their defence of the Premier League title

Pep Guardiola's side are eight points behind leaders Arsenal going into the clash at Stamford Bridge.

The City boss says there's plenty of time for his team to close the gap.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

A sinkhole in Teddington “appears to have spread to quite a large area” underneath the road

It was found near the Co-Op on Kingston Road yesterday. 

Police say that road closures and bus diversions “may be in place for some time”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Police in Jamaica claim the murder of a tourist from Hounslow there was a "contract killing" by what they're calling "unknown assailants"

33 year-old Sean Patterson was shot by the pool of a holiday guest house in St James where he was staying, on Monday. 

It's understood two others were also at the accommodation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Nursing students at Kingston University have been offering their skills across the world

They travelled to places including Mexico and Indonesia last year, as well as inside the UK.

The Nursing Elective Programme allows students to work on independent projects focussing on a key area or speciality.

Michelle Grainger, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Kingston, says the aim is to share expertise.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Historic Painshill Park in Cobham is to be part of a ground-breaking satellite wildlife project

The 18th Century landscape garden will trial a Space4Nature satellite mapping project.

The land boasts a lake, woodland, and grassland which is said to be perfect for testing and refining satellite imagery and artificial intelligence. 

The project has been made possible by £1.2 million worth of funding raised by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The Space4Nature team will use very high-resolution satellite imagery of the site to analyse its flora and fauna. 

AI software will then be used by volunteers and conservationists to study specific areas of interest. 

The information gathered will help form future projects to protect open spaces and wildlife. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

The hunt is continuing for a medical support dog feared stolen from his diabetic owner in Hounslow

Chester is a cocker spaniel with a distinctive Mickey Mouse ears pattern on his left side.

He is used to detect hypoglycaemic episodes and was last seen in Pevensey Open Space in Hanworth. 

His owner says he is microchipped and a monorchid so cannot breed.

Anyone with information should contact Chester’s owner on 07955 405 507 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Wednesday 4 January 2023

Wandsworth free Christmas tree recycling collection service is underway.

Until the 16th of January, people can leave their real trees out for collection on normal waste collection days.

All the trees will be shredded and turned into compost and used to help keep the borough’s parks and open spaces looking good.

Residents are being strongly urged to leave them for collection in their front garden, and to not dump them on pavements.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Kingston Council is to support low income families and mums to be with a ‘Healthy Start’ scheme.

Charity Sustain and national Directors of Public Health campaign for better access and increased funding of the NHS programme. 

 The campaign is also calling for the funding to be increased to reflect the significant rise in the cost of living families are facing.

 The scheme provides healthy food, milk, baby formula and free vitamins to low-income mums-to-be and families with young children.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is asking the public for their thoughts on their performance.

The survey asks how the brigade is doing in various areas, and about your confidence in their service.

Chief Fire Officer Dan Quin says they want to hear from a wide range of people, and the results will inform their long-term planning.

You can find a link to the survey here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A badger who needed help being rescued from a drain in Richmond has been named one of the top RSPCA rescues of last year.

In October, they were called out, along with the Leatherhead-based Wildlife Aid Foundation, to rescue the animal from the 1.5m hole.

One fox had to be rescued from a vacant flat in Battersea, after somehow getting into the loft and curling up in the insulation.

Another fox needed to be helped out of a chair frame in a garden in Streatham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Rishi Sunak's been accused of being "asleep at the wheel" while the "health service is stretched to breaking point".

In his first speech of this year, the Prime Minister's promised to bring down NHS waiting lists and give people care they need "more quickly".

But the leader of the Liberal Democrats, and MP for Kingston and Surbiton Sir Ed Davey, says he didn't outline a "proper plan" to fix the problem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Labour’s Tooting MP, Rosena Allin-Khan, is the Shadow Minister for Mental Health.

She’s also an A&E doctor at St George’s, and thinks the system is broken. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Brentford have signed German winger Kevin Schade from Eintracht Frankfurt.

He joins on an initial loan deal with an option to buy for 20-million pounds if performance-related add-ons are met.

Schade moves to the Premier League after scoring one goal in eight Bundesliga appearances this season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A British man from Hounslow has been shot dead in Jamaica.

Police say 33 year-old Sean Patterson - who's a personal trainer - was wounded by the pool of a guest house in St James where he was staying.

He was taken to hospital, but couldn't be revived.

Reports suggest a man's been arrested.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A woman who’s worked to make libraries across Lambeth more diverse and accessible has been given an MBE.

Zoey Dixon is the Library Hubs Manager, and also judges national book prizes.

She’s previously been named as a “Rising Star” by a leading book journal, and commended for her work with young people.

She says the award “pays testament to how big a role libraries and librarians can play in improving society”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Homebirths are continuing to be suspended at Ashford Hospital and St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.

It’s after a critical incident was declared across Surrey by Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust.

The Trust has suspended homebirths because of concerns over the availability of ambulances.

Non-urgent appointments and operations have also been cancelled with bosses saying “unprecedented demand” has prompted the move. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A woman has been rescued from a house fire in Streatham.

Emergency crews were called just before 5am this morning to Leverson Street.

Part of the ground floor of a terraced house was damaged.

It’s believed the fire was accidental and caused by an electrical fault in an oil filled radiator.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

Aleksandar Mitrovic continued his fine goal scoring form for Fulham in their 1-nil Premier League victory away at Leicester last night

The Serbian striker netted for the 11th time in the top flight this season.

Club boss Marco Silva says if it weren't for a niggling foot injury, his star forward would have been even more prolific.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

A man from Hounslow has been shot dead in Jamaica

Police say 33 year-old Sean Patterson - who's a personal trainer from Hounslow - was wounded by the pool of a guest house in St James where he was staying.

He was taken to hospital, but couldn't be revived.

Reports suggest a man's been arrested.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

A man who burgled homes and stole cars in the Epsom and Ewell areas has been jailed

19-year-old Maison Fisher, of no fixed address, would often use the same motorbike as a getaway vehicle.

This meant that he was linked through CCTV to a number of incidents.

He’s been sentenced to three years in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

The government's insisting illnesses like Covid and the flu are behind the "massive pressures" on the NHS - rather than underfunding

Several trusts and ambulance services have declared critical incidents as they struggle to keep up with demand.

That includes Ashford and St Peters.

While health leaders have called the situation "intolerable and unbearable".

Here's the health secretary, Steve Barclay.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has bemoaned the size of his squad after a 1-nil defeat to Fulham left them just three points above the Premier League relegation zone

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall picked up an injury in the warm-up, while Boubakary Soumare was forced off in the first-half.

Rodgers admits his side is struggling with the intense top-flight schedule.

Fulham moved level points with sixth placed Liverpool.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

All pupils in England will study maths until they're 18 - under a new plan from Rishi Sunak

He says that's already the case in most other western countries.

Around eight million adults in England have the numeracy skills of primary school children.

Now the Prime Minister says it's time to 'reimagine our approach' to maths.

But his first speech of the New Year's likely to be light on detail - Downing Street says that'll follow in due course, although it doesn't envisage making Maths A-levels compulsory.

Twickenham MP Munira Wilson is the Lib Dem’s Education Spokesperson, and says that a plan to start work on it in this parliament and finish it in the next is an “admission of failure”.

She adds that a “chronic shortage of maths teachers” will mean there needs to be a “real teacher recruitment and retention plan”.

Labour says the PM's failed to show his working.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 am  

Tuesday 3 January 2023

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has singled out striker Yoane Wissa for his performance in their 3-1 Premier League win over Liverpool.

The Congolese scored the second in his side's first victory over the Merseysiders since 1938.

Frank believes Wissa can often be overlooked for his contribution because of the focus on leading scorer Ivan Toney and fellow attacker Bryan Mbeumo.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A drug dealer has been jailed after Surrey police caught him setting up a county line in the area.

29 year old Javan Restal travelled from London to Guildford to set up the drugs line and was arrested three days later after officers found out.

Two phones were found that had sent out messages about the ‘DAN DAN’ drug line starting up in Guildford. 

It was also discovered he’d been involved in county lines drug dealing in Northampton earlier in the year.

He pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and was sentenced to 3 years and 4 months’ and fined £190.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Two time Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray's begun his tennis season with defeat in the Adelaide International.

The three-time Grand Slam champion lost in straight sets to American Sebastian Korda.

Fellow Brit Kyle Edmund was also beaten by Italy's Jannik Sinner.

There was success for Emma Raducanu in the Auckland Open, though, as she got past Linda Fruhvirtova to make a winning start to 2023.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Two people have been rescued by firefighters after a blaze in Raynes Park.

Four fire engines were called to a first floor flat on Coombe Lane just before 19:10 last night.

The two people were both suffering from smoke inhalation and treated by paramedics at the scene.

The fire is believed to have been caused by a chip pan left unattended.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police have released an image of a man they believe can help them with an investigation into a theft in Weybridge.

An electric bike was stolen from Baker Street on Monday the 26th December at 3:10pm.

Anyone who recognises him or has any information which could assist with their enquiries should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Liverpool has sustained a further humiliation after losing to Brentford, after Dominos Pizza mocked them online.

The company’s Twitter account said “Sorry if we’ve missed any orders tonight, we’ve just had this guy start”, with a photo of Darwin Nunez.

The £85m forward failed to find the back of the net a number of times, and when he finally did, it was ruled offside.

Brentford won 3-1 last night, their first win against the Merseysiders since 1938.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A man has been jailed after Surrey police officers caught him with cocaine.

26 year old Sordar Doci has been sentenced to 2 and a half years after being pulled over in Farnham back on August 18th.

Police searched the vehicle and recovered 30 small bags of cocaine worth a street value of approximately £1500, and £210 in cash.

Doci appeared in court on the 21st of December and pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a class A drug.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A critical incident has been declared at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital.

We’re being told to only go to the A&E there if it’s “life-threatening or a serious injury”.

The trust is citing “significant ongoing pressure” on its services.

The government says extra financial resources have been made available to the NHS, as leading medics claim the service is under “intolerable pressure”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

Martina Navratilova says she will fight with everything she's got after being diagnosed with throat and breast cancer

She’s won 18 grand slam single titles, including nine Wimbledons. 

She will begin treatment this month and the prognosis has been described as good.

Navratilova had treatment for stage 1 breast cancer in 2010.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

There are plans to give electric car drivers a very large discount on parking in Hammersmith and Fulham

The proposal aims to charge drivers based on their emissions, with diesel cars being subject to an extra £1 per hour. 

The council says it hopes that it will also stop non-residents using the borough as a “cheap car park”. 

It will be debated at the next cabinet meeting on Monday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank says he's impressed with how brave and aggressive his players are against the Premier League's top teams after a first victory over Liverpool since 1938

They clinched a 3-1 win to extend their unbeaten run to six top flight games.

Frank says such results give the players extra belief - but they cannot afford to get carried away.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

A man has been arrested following a stabbing in Croydon

Police were called at around 5.40pm yesterday to London Road. 

A man has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in the hand, but his injuries were not life threatening. 

A dispersal order was put in place until 8am. 

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Monday 2 January 2023

Chelsea manager Graham Potter says his team must "do better" after being held to a 1-all draw by Nottingham Forest.

It leaves them seven points outside the Premier League's top four.

Potter thinks other clubs raise their game to play against his side.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Firefighters on their way back from tackling a blaze on Park Road in Chiswick on Thursday saved another household from a separate fire.

At around 20:30pm, Firefighters noticed a flickering flame in a first-floor window of a block of flats on Church Path.

Three students were in the flat at the time eating in the room next door completely unaware their flat was alight. 

Firefighters entered the flat via the first-floor window and quickly put the fire believed to be caused by a candle.

It was later discovered that their fire alarms weren’t working.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A drug dealer from Esher has been put behind bars.

25 year old Jamie Allen was caught red handed in a proactive drugs raid at his address by officers, and was arrested at the scene.

Officers uncovered bags of cocaine and cannabis, drug paraphernalia, weighing scales, phones with text messages organising drug deals and £330 in cash.

On the 16th December, he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis and was sentenced to 2 years 3 months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A woman has died after a fatal collision in Hounslow.

Emergency services were called to Bedfont Road at 23:50 on Christmas Eve to reports of a collison between a car and mobility scooter.

58 year old Tanya El-Keria was found injured by paramedics and despite their efforts, she died at the scene.

The driver of the car immediately stopped at the scene and has assisted police in their enquiries. 

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Brentford manager Thomas Frank insists he's not taking their five game unbeaten run in the Premier League for granted, ahead of hosting Liverpool this evening.

The club haven't enjoyed such a good spell in the top tier of English football since 1939.

But Frank was in no mood for complacency following Friday's 2-nil victory at West Ham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

60 firefighters tackled a blaze at a house in Chiswick on Thursday.

The brigade was called to a house on Park Road just after 16:30 in the afternoon and was under control over 3 hours later.

The house, which is under refurbishment, had the whole of its roof and first floor damaged by the fire.

Part of an adjacent house roof was also damaged.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

There's one Premier League game today, with Liverpool going to Brentford later.

Meanwhile, an Old Firm derby between Rangers and Celtic in the Scottish Premiership kicks off today's football within the next hour.

Celtic are nine points clear at the top of the table going into the match at Ibrox.

Edinburgh rivals Hearts and Hibs meet at Tynecastle this afternoon, while Aberdeen host Ross County.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Sunday 1 January 2023

Bus fares are being limited from today across England

A two-pound cap is being introduced by more than 130 operators outside London.

Ten bus operators in Surrey have signed up to the Department for Transport scheme announced in December.

Among them are Metrobus Epsom’s main operator and Falcon which operates in Chertsey, Esher, Leatherhead and Staines.

Passengers will get three months of cheaper travel on more than four and a half thousand routes.

The taxpayer's putting 60 million pounds into the scheme.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

2022 was a difficult year in so many different ways but Liberal Democrat Party leader Ed Davey remains optimistic
In his New Year’s message, the Kingston and Surbiton MP says we should all be hopeful for a brighter future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

It’s claimed the number of passengers detained for further checks at Heathrow fell dramatically in the run-up to Christmas after the armed services were asked to cover for striking Border Force staff

The Guardian newspaper says leaked figures reveal just nine people were stopped at passport control and held at Heathrow over three strike days from 23 to 25 December, compared with 189 people over the same three days in 2021 – a 95% drop.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

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