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Saturday, 21 January 2023

The number of trains running to Belmont is set to double after Sutton Council secured a 14.1 million cash injection

The money will be used to improve rail services in an area that has been poorly served by public transport until now.

 The investment, awarded by the government Levelling Up Fund, is especially good news or patients attending the London Cancer Hub.

 The station will see improved step free access, better signage and new walking and cycling routes to the site.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Police are crediting advance DNA-matching techniques with helping convict the two killers of a homeless man from Croydon

The body of 44-year-old Maurice Nascimento was found with multiple injuries on Rush Common in July 2021.

 Police began an investigation but there were no obvious leads until forensic tests on a belt found at the scene provided a match for Arturo Ptickinas. 

Kingston Crown Court was told the chances of it coming from anyone else were a billion to one. 

New highly sensitive tests then found similar matches on the dead man’s right hand for co-defendant Ernestas Aleksandrovas. 

Police then used CCTV and mobile phone signals to trace the journey of the two 29-year-olds from their home on Norwood High Street to the scene of the murder.

Both will be sentenced at a later date.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Chelsea have signed England under-21 international Noni Madueke from PSV Eindhoven.
 
The midfielder has agreed a 7 and a half year contract with the club – who are thought to have paid up to 29-million pounds for him.

He was previously at Crystal Palace and Tottenham before establishing himself in PSV’s senior side in 2019.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Graham Potter says there is ‘no guarantee’ 88-million-pound signing Mykhailo Mudryk will be a success at the club.
The Ukraine Winger could make his debut in the lunchtime’s Premier League game at Liverpool.

Chelsea have put faith in Mudryk by giving him an eight-and-a-half-year contract which is very unusual.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A win against Sharks this afternoon will send Harlequins through to the last 16 of the European Rugby Champions Cup.

Ospreys made it through in dramatic style, as they scored a late try to beat Leicester 27-26.

Sale will almost certainly be eliminated if they lose to Ulster tonight.

The match at the Twickenham Stoop kicks off at 1pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says Liverpool’s struggles this season are another example of a good side being hampered by injury.

They head to Anfield this lunchtime 10th in the Premier League – level on points with their ninth placed opponents.

Chelsea campaign has been hit by fitness problems and Potter says he is not surprised to see both clubs where they are in the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Two-time Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray is the only British singles player remaining in the Australian Open.

He is currently playing Roberta Bautista Agut.

Dan Evans suffered a straight sets defeat against Andrey Rublev.

The British 25th seed reached the third round, but the Russian came out on top with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

One of the biggest fundraising events in Merton’s calendar returns next month.

Merton Live! sees the New Wimbledon Theatre throw open its doors for one day only to showcase the best of the borough’s talent.

February the 5th will see gymnastic displays, dance routines, musical performances and graffiti art.

Adele Farquharson from the Wimbledon Guild, says the best bit about the event, is that it’ll be helping those in need. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 am  

The funeral of a man stabbed to death in Richmond will take place later this morning.

31 year old boxing trainer Reece Newcombe died after being attacked on Richmond Bridge in November.

Richmond Council is warning there will be traffic disruption from 11 o’clock onwards on the A316 in Twickenham and Whitton. 

Funeral goers are being asked to use public transport where possible. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday, 20 January 2023

Putney’s Cameron Norrie denied suggestions a packed schedule ahead of the Australian Open contributed to his third round exit.

The British number one was beaten by Jiri Lehecka, having led the Czech by two-sets-to-one.

Norrie says he had the "best" start to a year by reaching the final of the Auckland Open - but admits he may have "peaked a little bit too early" at the mixed-team United Cup.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank believes Chelsea have paid over the odds for winger Mykhailo Mudryk.

The Ukraine international was strongly linked with a move to the Community Stadium last summer - with a fee of 30-million-pounds being mentioned.

Mudryk joined their west London rivals on Sunday, from Shakhtar Donetsk, for 100-million-Euros - or 88-million-pounds.

Frank says that's too much for a player who's yet to prove himself.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A runner from Fulham is heading to the desert to take part in the “toughest race on earth.”

Osteopath Pierre Meslet is to compete in the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert in April.

The 38-year-old will be one of 1,200 participants attempting to run the equivalent of six marathons in a week.

The last time Pierre ran the “marathon of the sands”, he raised £3,000 for the Royal Marsden Hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Putney’s Cameron Norrie concedes he may have peaked too early at the start of the season - after going out of the Australian Open in the third round.

The British number one was beaten in five sets by Jiri Lehecka, having led the Czech by two-sets-to-one.

Norrie beat Rafael Nadal at the end of December.

Day five had few shocks - apart from the exit of former US Open champion Daniil Medvedev, who was beaten by Sebastian Korda in straight sets.

World number one Iga Swiatek only needed 55 minutes to thrash Spanish qualifier Cristina Bucsa, dropping just one game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Wimbledon High’s headteacher has told pupils she’s “angry how little we have moved forward” since the death of Sarah Everard in 2021.

Fionnuala Kennedy has made the comment in her weekly online blog.

She was referring to former Met officer David Carrick who this week pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences including 24 rape charges.

Ms Kennedy wrote; “I know we need to continue to speak up” and “to battle on behalf of and alongside our girls and young women.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Residents in Walton were left without power after a fire last night.

Firefighters received a call at 22:10pm to reports of a blaze at the electricity substation on Annett Road.

Two fire engines were sent to tackle the fire which caused 5 sqm of damage.

The brigade left the scene at 11pm.

There are no reports of any injuries.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he's baffled by Chelsea's unprecedented spending.

They've spent over 400 million pounds since being taken over by a consortium headed up by American Todd Boehly, with 140 million of that outlay coming in the last 15 days.

Klopp says the Merseysiders are going to have to find a way of competing with tomorrow's Premier League opponents in the transfer market.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

1,000 new council houses are to be built in Hounslow by 2026.

The authority has given the green light to the plan after it was revealed there are 6,000 families on its waiting list. 

House prices there are 12 times more than the average residents’ earnings and almost £1 billion is to be invested in the project. 

Hounslow pledged to build 1,000 new homes between 2018 and 2022 and exceeded this target by building 1,169 properties. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Kingston Police have seized around £10,000 worth of counterfeit toys.

Officers on patrol with trading standards in the town centre say the items seized yesterday had no safety certificates.

A number of vapes and counterfeit phone cases were also confiscated. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Putney’s Cameron Norrie's missed out on reaching the last-16 of the Australian Open tennis

The British number one was two-sets-to-one up against Jiri Lehecka but the Czech came back strongly to win in five sets.

Norrie was trying to reach the fourth round in Melbourne for the first time.

Andy Murray and Dan Evans play their third round matches tomorrow.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

We understand a protest against the ULEZ expansion on January the 28th in Trafalgar Square has been cancelled over safety fears.

Hundreds of people were set to gather to show their opposition to the introduction of the £12.50 daily charge for high polluting vehicles. 

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is expanding the scheme to all London boroughs from the end of August to clean up London’s “toxic air.”

Protesters are understood to be standing down over fears the demonstration will be “hijacked.”

Meanwhile, councils including Sutton and Bromley say they are looking into the legal basis of the further roll-out of the scheme.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

There are calls for fewer train stations to be closed in Richmond as a result of train strikes

There was no service for a prolonged period over Christmas at stations including Strawberry Hill and Mortlake, even on non-strike days. 

The council has written to the Department for Transport and South Western Railway, asking for a “more equitable solution” in the future. 

South Western Railway says the closures were due to a lack of resources.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A fundraiser has been launched by Hampton and Richmond FC to save a fan from homelessness

Jay Blake and his family have been served an eviction notice by their landlord to allow for renovations, and alternative accommodation is not available until March.

Their son has special educational needs meaning they can’t move far away due to his schooling requirements.

The GoFundMe hopes to put them in an AirBNB for six weeks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 am  

The famous “Windsor Beauties” portraits at Hampton Court Palace have been reimagined for the 21st century

Painted in the 1600s by Sir Peter Lely, they depict very similar looking women who were said to be the epitome of beauty. 

The new exhibition “Permissible Beauty” features photographs from the Black British Queer community. 

Collections Curator, Matthew Storey, says the idea is to turn the long-perceived notion of what is beautiful on its head.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

People in Richmond, Kingston and Merton are being offered anti- sexual harassment training

It’s part of the ongoing Safer Streets partnership. 

Those who sign up will be provided with two free training courses next month that will help them navigate uncomfortable situations.   

The sessions will also help people working at night in places like pubs, to support customers who may become vulnerable. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

Thames Water are “considering” calls for a second consultation event over their water recycling plans

The operator intends to take up to 150m litres of water from Teddington Lock per day, and replace it with treated sewage. 

Twickenham MP Munira Wilson has met Thames Water, and discussed concerns surrounding biodiversity, contamination, and the need to fix leaks. 

The water company says it’s needed to prevent droughts and deal with a rising population.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Fulham Football Club players, staff and fans who have died in the past year are to be remembered at a special match next month.

People are being asked to provide photos of relatives who had a strong connection with the club.

They’ll be displayed on the big screen and in the programmes at Fulham’s match against Nottingham Forest on February the 11th.

Among those featured will be George Cohen, the club ambassador and World Cup winner who died last month at the age of 83.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Police have uncovered a cannabis factory in Sutton.







Yesterday, officers located the factory within an industrial unit.

The amount of cannabis seized is approximately worth half a million pounds.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

A property in New Malden has been burgled.

It’s reported that three unknown males gained access to an underground car park on St Johns Road.

The incident happened between 18:48 and 18:53 on Tuesday. 

It’s believed the suspects then stole two bikes from the shed and made off with them.

Anyone with information on CCTV footage in the area is urged to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:31 pm  

A drunk man has been arrested in Leatherhead after being found asleep in the driver’s seat of his car.

Officers came across the parked car just off junction 9 of the M25 in the early hours on Wednesday morning.

He was subsequently arrested and charged with drink driving.

Officers found out that he had driven from Dorking via Leatherhead.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm  

The fire brigade has been called in to assist with flooding in Chiswick.

It was after a water main burst on Bath Road, flooding several surrounding roads from Turnham Green Terrace to Emlin Road. 

Crews worked with partners to protect homes and businesses using sandbags and diverting flood water. 

Firefighters were called to the scene just before 9am.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm  

The Princess of Wales has spent the afternoon at Hampton Court Palace.

Catherine was there to meet wheelchair rugby players; Her Royal Highness is patron of the Rugby Football League.

The 500 year old palace also played a pivotal role in her wedding. 

The Royal School of Needlework, which is based there, embroidered the veil for Catherine’s wedding to Prince William in 2011. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Critical safety works are to be carried out on the Chiswick Flyover over the next few months.

Structural repairs will be taking place which will include speed restrictions and lane closures. 

The works will start on Monday and are due to last until May. 

Drivers are being urged to plan ahead and leave plenty of time for journeys. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Three people who were “caught hiding under cars” near Clapham Common have been arrested.

On Tuesday, police stopped a vehicle which was already wanted on a road rage offence, and pursued it, resulting in a short chase.

Officers found two balls of Class A drugs, a machete, and two kitchen knives.

They were arrested on suspicion of Theft of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Class A drugs and Possession of Offensive Weapons


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The two top jobs at the Wimbledon tennis championships are to be held by women for the first time - after Debbie Jevans was named the new vice-chair.

She'll succeed Ian Hewitt at the All-England Club after this year's tournament in July.

Jevans - a former player herself - will join Sally Bolton, who became the chief executive at Wimbledon three years ago.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Sutton Council has secured £14 million in order to upgrade Belmont station.

The money is coming from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.

The investment aims to increase capacity on the line from 2 to 4 trains an hour and improve access routes to the station.

Belmont is the closest station to The Royal Marsden and it’s hoped the upgrade will  help people get to and from the site more easily.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

It’s believed that a fire in Thornton Heath yesterday morning was accidental and caused by smoking.

Emergency crews were called to a basement care park on Parchmore Road yesterday.

A man was taken to hospital and a woman was treated for smoke inhalation.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson says it’s “absolutely vital” to ensure your cigarette is completely out when its finished.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

The head of the Metropolitan Police says he's determined to do everything possible to tighten standards

Sir Mark Rowley's met the Prime Minister to discuss the case of ex-PC David Carrick -- who's admitted being one of the country's most prolific sex offenders.

All chief constables are now checking their staff against national databases.

Former senior detective Graham Hill thinks the vetting process isn't comprehensive enough and he uses sex offenders who get convicted as an example:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

For the first time, Premier League clubs make up more than half of football's Money League - a list of the world's top 20 sides according to their revenue

Champions Manchester City lead the table for the second year running, bringing in more than £619m according to accountancy firm Deloitte. 

They were followed by Spanish giants Real Madrid, while Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United and Newcastle are among the other English top flight clubs to feature. 

Chelsea sits at number eight, with revenues up 15% from last year, netting just under £500m.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

A man from Kent who travelled to Cheam and Twickenham to burgle houses has been jailed

26-year-old Shaquille Campbell from Sevenoaks stole jewellery, cash and designer clothing.

He was caught in November, when he drove dangerously while trying to escape police, but crashed into another car.

He’s been sentenced to over seven years in prison, and has been disqualified from driving for 18 months on his release.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

The Royal Marsden’s “Man Van” has been handed £500,000 so it can continue its work for another year

The mobile health clinic is a partnership between the Hospital Trust and the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton.

It tours different areas offering free health check-ups to men over 45 from groups who are less likely to receive them regularly.

More than 600 men visited the mobile clinic during its pilot phase last year; 14 were diagnosed with prostate cancer as a result. 

Other health issues identified included hypertension and Diabetes. 

The funding is coming from NHS England and will allow more health checks to be offered to men in South West and North London. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

The new Chief Constable of Surrey Police has been confirmed as Tim De Meyer

He was previously an Assistant Chief Constable with Thames Valley Police.

He’s due to replace Gavin Stephens when he leaves in April to head up the National Police Chiefs Council. 

He’s been praised for his “energy, passion and commitment”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

15 houses in Worcester Park have been given an “energy-efficient makeover” to help reduce their carbon emissions

The properties on the Riverhill Estate have been retrofitted with external wall insulation which will also make them cheaper to heat.

The money for the upgrades has come from the Mayor of London’s Warmer Homes Scheme. 

There have been over 100 applications to the scheme by people in Kingston. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

A man has been charged following a serious assault in Hounslow in November.

Emergency crews were called at around 6.15am on the second of November to Martindale Road.

They found a woman in her 50s with a head injury.

The man has been charged with GBH and attempted rape, and is due to appear in court later this month.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

TfL has announced a price rise of just under 6%, the highest ever.

Mayor Sadiq Khan says it’s part of the conditions of the bailout from the government.

It means a hopper fare will rise from £1.65 to £1.75.

London TravelWatch says it’s particularly disappointing that bus fares will increase, as they used most by lower income people.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Concerns about psychoactive substance abuse has led Epsom and Ewell Borough Council to introduce a tough new measure.

A Public Space Protection Order has been brought in for two years on all public land including parks and open spaces. 

 Misuse of substances like nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas, is behind the move. 

 Anyone who breaches the order will have their material confiscated and risks an on the spot fine of £100 or court fine of £1,000. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Care home residents in Surbiton have marked the 107th anniversary of Royal Star & Garter.

The charity provides care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.

Its first home was built on Richmond Hill in1916 at the behest of Queen Mary to care for severely injured men returning from WWI.

The iconic building was sold to developers in 2013 and residents were moved to their current home in Surbiton. 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man’s in hospital after a fire in Thornton Heath.

The blaze broke out in a basement car park in Parchmore Road just before 10am.

Firefighters helped a man and a woman to safety and a further eight people self-evacuated from flats and shops above the carpark.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Cameron Norrie is through to the third round of the Australian Open Tennis beating Constance Letienne in 4 sets

It is the second time the Putney British based number one has reached the third round in Melbourne.

Defending men’s champion Rafa Nadal suffered a shock defeat going down in straight sets to Mackenzie McDonald.

In the women’s draw Emma Raducanu lost to seventh seed Coco Gauff 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Royal watchers are eagerly awaiting the Coronation of King Charles III on May the 6th.

In Kingston, MP Sir Ed Davey, wants to mark the occasion with celebrations that will also highlight the borough’s royal connections.

Two tenth-century kings were consecrated in Kingston; Athelstan and Ethelred, and others were also said to have been crowned there. 

The Lib Dem leader says King Charles’s ascension is the perfect time to celebrate the royal borough’s history. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police forces are being asked to check all officers and staff to see if anyone who has had complaints against has them slipped through the net.

It follows the case of serial rapist David Carrick who admitted attacking 12 women over nearly two decades.

 The Met has apologised and admitted it “missed opportunities” to stop him.

 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says he’s pleased things appear to be changing.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner has tweeted that it’s vital that the causes of antisocial behaviour are dealt with.

Lisa Townsend says that other agencies such as the NHS or councils need to step in earlier.

“Underlying issues” including trouble at home and lack of investment in mental health treatment must be addressed.

Ms Townsend was among experts invited to the first in a series of round table discussions at 10 Downing Street.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

An 86-year-old has collected an honorary degree from Kingston University, decades after completing her education.

Marilyn Jackson embarked on a two-year teacher training course when Sir Winston Churchill was Prime Minister in 1954. 

 Some 67 years and 16 Prime Ministers later, she was among 160 graduates collecting their upgraded degrees earlier this week.

They returned for a unique ceremony to match their original awards to the current day Bachelors of Education certificate. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Four people have been taken to hospital with minor injuries following an accident on the M25 at Wisley.

 Police were called to a multivehicle accident on the anticlockwise carriageway around 8.15am this morning.

Two lanes were closed while emergency services responded, but they have now reopened.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Eddie Jones admits he's disappointed he wasn't allowed to "see the project through" as England rugby union boss

He was sacked by the RFU last month after more than seven years in the role.

The 62-year old has since been appointed Australia's head coach.

He says he'll always look back over his time at Twickenham with a bit of sadness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Sutton Council is today calling on the Mayor of London to delay the roll out of the ULEZ expansion

 The authority has already said it will refuse to cooperate with Transport for London on preparations for its installation.

When it comes into force in August, drivers of vehicles deemed the most polluting will have to pay £12.50 just to leave their driveway.

 London Mayor Sadiq Khan says it’s vital to expand the scheme to the whole of London to clean up toxic air. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Sutton Council calls on the Mayor of London to delay the roll-out of the ULEZ scheme

The move comes after the Council refused to enter into a section 8 agreement under the Highways Act 1980, which would enable Transport for London to implement the infrastructure required to deliver the ULEZ scheme on the Council’s highway network. 

Speaking at a Council meeting on Monday evening, Leader of the Council, Ruth Dombey said the Council would continue to seek to delay the roll-out of the scheme. 

Confirming Sutton’s position at the Council meeting, Councillor Dombey said: 

“We all understand the importance of clean air and recognise the impact pollution has on the lives of people living in our city. But we also have to recognise the pressures our residents are facing with the soaring cost of living. Over 70% of residents in Sutton have ULEZ compliant vehicles, that means nearly 30% do not and in a matter of months the Mayor is expecting our residents to stump up the cash to change their car or use public transport that doesn’t exist.  

"Unlike the introduction of the ULEZ in Central London, the cross-boundary issues from Greater London into the Home Counties also need to be considered. Currently, the exemptions, grace period and scrappage scheme do not apply to those outside of London. This will have implications for residents in our borough if people choose not to travel into Sutton to do business, shopping and to visit friends and family.  

"We have been clear with the Mayor all along that any expansion of the ULEZ must be accompanied by significant investment in public transport; a fair and comprehensive scrappage scheme and an extension of the planned implementation date.  Until that happens, we will not support the scheme. 

"By not signing the section 8 agreement we are sending a clear message to the Mayor that he needs to reconsider. 

"It’s important the Mayor understands the strength of feeling of people living and working in our borough have against the scheme as it stands and that is why I am also calling on residents to share their view by emailing the Mayor.

"Together I believe we can delay the scheme; get a fairer scrappage scheme and finally get the fair share of public transport our borough so desperately needs.”

A spokesperson for the Mayor of London said: “The Mayor has been clear that it was not an easy decision to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone London-wide but a necessary one to reduce the capital’s toxic air pollution, tackle the climate emergency and cut congestion in our city. Around 4,000 Londoners die prematurely each year due to the toxic air in our city with the greatest number of deaths attributable to air pollution in London’s outer boroughs, which the ULEZ doesn’t currently cover. Children across London are growing up with stunted lungs and developing asthma because they are breathing this toxic air.

 

“The Mayor has listened to Londoners throughout this process, which is why he’s announced the biggest scrappage scheme yet - £110 million - to help the Londoners who need it most, including charities, low income and disabled Londoners, micro-businesses and sole traders. This is on top of the £61 million provided for previous scrappage schemes.

 

Every penny raised by the expansion will be reinvested back into delivering public transport, including the biggest ever expansion of bus routes in outer London.

“TfL will work closely and collaboratively with all boroughs to ensure the infrastructure required will be installed in a way that is suitable so we can build a greener, safer London for everyone.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

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

Emergency crews were called shortly before 7pm yesterday to Hibernia Road.

A man in his 40s was found with stab and slash injuries, although his injuries are not life threatening.

Nobody has been arrested and enquiries are continuing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Nurses are staging their latest pay strike in parts of England

There are 12 hour walkouts at 55 NHS trusts.

That includes at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, where, according to Putney MP Fleur Anderson, “Sixty nurses have resigned because of the stress of the workload and underpay”

The trust says its putting measures in place to try to ease pressures – including opening up extra beds and offering remote monitoring service.

Meanwhile the health secretary's called wage rises for nursing staff 'unaffordable'.

Steve Barclay's written in a newspaper that they'd mean 'cutting patient care' and would 'stoke inflation'.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Plans to take water from Teddington Lock and replace it with treated sewage are going to be debated by Richmond Council next week

The plan is to transfer up to 150 million litres from the Thames per day to cope with shortages resulting from the rising population and predicted droughts. 

Councillor James Chard has tabled a motion, asking the council to call on Thames Water to work closely with them regarding their concerns. 

He also wants the operator to prioritise “water conservation over flawed quick fixes”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Female flight attendants are still pressurised to ‘look the part’, according to new research led by the University of Surrey

Researchers have found that gendered practices and pressures still persist within the industry. 

They conducted interviews with current and recently employed flight attendants from a number of airlines. 

They found attendants are informed of grooming and physical appearance standards through detailed manuals, such as ‘look books.’

These guides dictate every aspect of their physical appearance, from application of makeup to appropriate hairstyles. 

British Airways says it allows male flight attendants to wear ‘natural’ makeup, nail polish and ‘man buns’, as part of its new uniform policy. 

In 2019, Virgin Atlantic also removed its long-standing makeup requirement, as well as offering trousers to female stewards.  

The study has been published in ScienceDirect. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

The Port of London Authority has issued a Red Flag warning for the tidal part of the River Thames.

If a red flag is showing, the PLA urges “extreme caution” and advises man-powered vessels not to go afloat on the ebb tide.

Today’s river flow rate at Kingston is over 25 times stronger than it usually is in the summer according to Chiswick RNLI.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Windows have been smashed during a burglary in Leatherhead.

Officers were called to reports of a break in on Kingston Road at around 9:20pm last night.

A male suspect is thought to have smashed the window to gain access to the property.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Oxshott’s Andy Murray beat 13th seed Matteo Berrettini in five sets to reach the second round of the Australian Open tennis.

The three-time major winner needed a tie-breaker in the deciding set to progress.

Murray was delighted to come through another marathon match at a Grand Slam.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Hammersmith Bridge should reopen to cyclists at the end of next month.

The grade listed structure has been permanently closed to all traffic since cracks widened in its cast iron pedestals in August 2020.

But stabilisation works should be completed in the next few weeks following a slight delay because of difficulty obtaining materials.  

Once they are complete, the awning and heavy machinery on the carriageway can be removed and the deck reopened to cyclists. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Parking charges are being cut across Hammersmith and Fulham to help residents with the cost of living crisis.

The council says “most drivers” will see the hourly rate to park reduced from £5 an hour to £3.50 an hour.

Electric vehicles will be charged a reduced fee of £2.50 per hour as part of new charging bands based on vehicle emissions.

In total, 80% of drivers will see a decrease in charges with only owners of the highest polluting ones paying more.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police are hunting for a man from West Ewell.















20-year-old Harry Higgs is wanted for breaching his court bail conditions and failing to appear in court.

He is described as White, around 5ft 10 inches tall with wavy brown hair and a beard.

Harry also has connections with Cobham and Walton.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A protest in Trafalgar Square is being organised later for this month against the expansion of the Ultra Low Emissions Zone.

The scheme will see drivers of the most polluting cars having to pay £12.50 per day to drive in the capital.

Sutton Council has already said it won’t cooperate with TfL over the installation of cameras for the scheme. 

The town’s Conservative MP Paul Scully says the ULEZ presents an extra problem for self-employed people.


A spokesperson for Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says the expanded zone is necessary to reduce London’s “toxic air pollution.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Spelthorne’s car parks have gone cashless.

From today, drivers will be able to pay for parking via the RingGo app on their phones.  

The current payment options of cash, contactless and chip and pin will still be available. 

 RingGo is used by over 18 million customers and at 17,000 locations nationwide, 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Nine people have been charged after a millions of pounds worth of drugs were seized at Heathrow Airport.

Each of them was found to have between 30 and 50 kilos of cannabis in their checked in baggage.

NCA Officer Darren Barr says to get so many on the same route in such a short period of time is “very unusual”.

The nine are all US nationals who flew in from Los Angeles, and have been remanded in custody.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Hundreds of people are expected to gather in Trafalgar Square at noon on January the 28th in protest against the ULEZ expansion

Drivers of the most polluting cars will have to pay £12.50 per day just to leave their driveways from August.

Bobby Dean, a councillor for Carshalton and Wallington, says Sutton’s transport network can’t support the ULEZ expansion there. 

A spokesperson for the Mayor of London said: “The Mayor has been clear that it was not an easy decision to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone London-wide but a necessary one to reduce the capital’s toxic air pollution, tackle the climate emergency and cut congestion in our city. Around 4,000 Londoners die prematurely each year due to the toxic air in our city with the greatest number of deaths attributable to air pollution in London’s outer boroughs, which the ULEZ doesn’t currently cover. Children across London are growing up with stunted lungs and developing asthma because they are breathing this toxic air.

 “The Mayor has listened to Londoners throughout this process, which is why he’s announced the biggest scrappage scheme yet - £110m - to help the Londoners who need it most, including charities, low income and disabled Londoners, micro-businesses and sole traders. This is on top of the £61million provided for previous scrappage schemes.

 “Every penny raised by the expansion will be reinvested back into delivering public transport, including the biggest ever expansion of bus routes in outer London. TfL will work closely and collaboratively with all boroughs to ensure the infrastructure required will be installed in a way that is suitable so we can build a greener, safer London for everyone.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey says Kingston Hospital coped very well during December’s nurses’ strikes

The MP for Kingston and Surbiton has been paying tribute to those working at the site in Galsworthy Road.  

More action from nurses is planned for tomorrow and Thursday. 

But Mr Davey says it was the ambulance strikes last Wednesday that had a bigger impact.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

Hammersmith Bridge should reopen to cyclists at the end of next month

The grade II* listed structure has been permanently closed to all traffic since cracks widened in its cast iron pedestals in August 2020. 

But stabilisation works should be completed in the next few weeks following a slight delay because of difficulty obtaining materials.  

Once they are complete, the awning and heavy machinery on the carriageway can be removed and the deck reopened to cyclists.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

Monday, 16 January 2023

Rising British tennis star Jack Draper admits he needs to improve his physical conditioning to compete at the very highest level.

He suffered cramp during his four sets defeat to defending champion Rafa Nadal at the Australian Open.

Draper says he's willing to work his socks off to get where he wants to be.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk says it will use part of the 88-million pound transfer fee for Mykhailo Mudryk to support the country's ongoing war with Russia.

The winger moved to Chelsea yesterday.

His former team's president has pledged more than 20-million pounds to help soldiers and their families win the conflict.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea Council says new pedestrian crossings either side of Battersea Bridge should be a priority.

Transport for London is currently consulting on its plans to implement a raft of safety measures.   

The Council is asking for any approved works to be completed in phases. 

Bosses say other proposed changes, like banning the left turn onto Beaufort Street, should wait until traffic impact results are in.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 pm  

Hounslow police are hunting for a wanted man.


40 year old Michael Deegan is wanted on recall to prison.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm  

We’ve heard of the wrong kind of snow and heat disrupting train journeys, but this morning, it was the wrong kind of mud.

Network Rail officers were called to the tracks at Addlestone where they were confronted with liquified mud that had turned to steam.

The company’s video on Twitter shows it flowing onto the tracks like lava. 

Network Rail says the volts in the live rail acted like an immersion heater.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Marks and Spencer is planning to create more than 3,400 jobs at 20 new sites across the UK.

The proposals include moving five of its current department stores into former Debenhams outlets and opening twelve food halls.

The new locations include the Purley Way in Croydon.

A full-line store is due to open in the summer. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police are hunting for a suspect that assaulted a woman in Roehampton.

Officers are trying to identify a witness of the incident on Sunday 27th November last year.

It occurred in the ASDA car park at around 14:45 in the afternoon.

The victim had her 9 year old child with her at the time.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A woman’s been treated for smoke inhalation following a fire in Morden.

The blaze broke out just before 2pm in a cafe in London Road.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is calling on nearby residents to consider becoming foster carers.

The charity needs people who can provide a temporary home while a permanent one is found.

Fostering also helps the charity see how the animals behave in a home environment before they are paired with their new owners.   

The news comes as it’s announced more than 400 dogs, that were at Battersea’s Old Windsor centre, found “forever homes” last year.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira says his side are suffering from a lack of confidence up front after losing 1-nil at Chelsea in the Premier League

They've picked up just one win from seven games in all competitions since the World Cup.

Vieira admits there's an obvious area for improvement.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Twickenham’s MP says Thames Water’s proposals for “water recycling” at Teddington lock are “deeply concerning.”

The plan is to transfer 150 million litres from above Teddington Lock and replace it with treated sewage from the nearby Mogden works.   

Thames Water says the plan will help it to cope with shortages resulting from the rising population and predicted droughts. 

The company is hosting a drop-in information event today from 2 until 8 o’clock at Richmond Old Town Hall.

But Lib Dem Munira Wilson doesn’t believe it will work.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Former England rugby union boss Eddie Jones has been named as the new head coach of Australia

He replaces David Rennie in the job ahead of this year's World Cup in France. 

It comes only around 40 days after being sacked at Twickenham. 

Jones - an Australian native - guided England to a Grand Slam in 2016, as well as a World Cup final three years later, but was sacked last month after a poor autumn series.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Sutton's Jack Draper is out of the Australian Open tennis after losing to two-time champion Rafa Nadal

He was beaten in four sets to the 22-time Grand Slam winner, with fellow Brit Kyle Edmund also out in the first round after defeat to Italy's Jannik Sinner.

Emma Raducanu is through in the women's draw though - getting past Tamara Korpatsch to set-up a match against American Coco Gauff.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter admits he'd be lying if he said he wasn't "relieved" by their 1-nil Premier League victory over Crystal Palace

A second-half header from Kai Havertz gave them their first win of 2023 and helped ease some pressure on the manager.

Potter, who's been criticised by a few fans lately, says their supporters pushed his side on at Stamford Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

A man's been arrested in connection with the discovery of traces of uranium at Heathrow Airport in late December

Officers attended an address in Cheshire and the man in his 60s was taken to a police station in north west England.

The Met's Counter Terrorism Command say he's been released on bail until a date in April.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Sunday, 15 January 2023

People in Hounslow are being warned of tough times ahead

Chloe Norman reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Chelsea transfer target Mykhailo Mudryk is expected to be at their game with Crystal Palace today

His signing is part of an 88-and-a-half million-pound move to Stamford Bridge.

The Ukrainian international winger was also wanted by Arsenal, who are looking for a new forward following an injury to Gabriel Jesus.

Mudryk’s transfer will be confirmed after he completes a medical.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A “mini” post office has opened near Hammersmith Bridge to help ease the pressure on the service

The council says the lack of counters “was keenly felt in the run up to Christmas” with long queues at the town’s branches.

The new ‘drop and collect’ service at the Sri Sai convenience store will be open 7 days a week as part of a trial.

It will only handle parcel drops and collections, cash withdrawals and bill payments.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

A number of homes pre-built in a factory have been delivered to their permanent site on the Hounslow Heath Estate

The modular process is said to speed up building time, reduce CO2 emissions and material waste.

It’s also favourable because these types of houses are protected from the weather during the building process.

They are nine of around 7,000 affordable rent and leasehold properties owned and managed by Richmond Housing Partnership.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

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