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Saturday 28 January 2023

New throwlines have been installed on the riverside at Thames Ditton.

Elmbridge Borough Council says they have been placed at Albany Reach due to an increase in water activity there in recent years. 

A throwline is a length of rope that can be thrown into the water if a person is in difficulty and towed to safety.  

The latest additions have been funded by Surrey County Council. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The chimps have arrived in Kingston.
10 life sized bronzed chimpanzee sculptures have been dotted around the town centre as part of a free trail. 

Designed by worked renowned artists, Gillie and Marc, they’ll be there for the next 6 months.

Kirsten Henly from Kingston First, explains why the decision was made to bring the art to the town. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Detectives searching for missing Nathan Cole are becoming increasingly worried about his welfare.


Nathan, 23, from Notting Hill was last in contact with his family in Wandsworth at around 9.30pm on Saturday 21st January.

The last sighting of him was just before midnight when he was seen getting on a bus towards Chingford.

Nathan has not been in touch with his family or gone to work. You can see an image of him on the Radio Jackie website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Two teenagers have been sentenced for being in possession of a firearm at Kingston Crown Court.

The court heard that just before midnight on the 11th of March last year a 17-year-old attended hospital claiming to have been shot.

Officers carried out enquiries and found his account to be untrue. He had actually hidden the gun and accidentally discharged it.

He was sentenced to a twelve-month referral order and his co-defendant, from Hounslow, was sentenced to 14 months in prison.  
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Britain’s Alfie Hewitt has won the Australian Open wheelchair singles title for the first time.

If he wins at Wimbledon this summer, he will complete the set.

He followed up his doubles victory with Gordon Reid to beat 16-year-old Japanese third sees
Tokito Oda.

It’s Hewett’s seventh Grand Slam title.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Fulham are hoping to avoid an upset against Championship side Sunderland in the FA Cup fourth round.

The Londoners are enjoying an impressive first season back in the Premier League – despite losing their last two top-flight games.

Boss Marco Silva insists the cup is just as big a priority.
The match kicks off at Craven Cottage at 3pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Hounslow Council will continue to fund £3 food vouchers for parents on the days teachers go on strike.

Teachers at schools across the country will down tools on February the 1st and 2nd and March the 15th and 16th in a row over pay. 

Hounslow Council says some schools will remain partially open on those days. 

But bosses say those who are usually eligible for food vouchers will continue to receive them if their child’s school is closed.  
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday 27 January 2023

Richmond Park Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney says it’s been “messed up at the last minute”.

She adds that “nothing symbolises this Government's track record more than a new rail line which doesn't reach the station."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Elliot Daly has been ruled out of England's rugby union Six Nations campaign at Twickenham Stadium with a hamstring injury.

The Saracens back is expected to be sidelined for around 12 weeks.

Daly suffered the problem during his club's Champions Cup match against Edinburgh.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

People in Croydon are being encouraged to take advantage of today’s “Great Mental Health Day” and speak up.

The council wants people to start talking openly about their feelings.

The authority is also urging residents to become “mental health first aiders” and is offering free trauma training. 

Mayor of Croydon, Jason Perry, says there’s still a lot of work to be done to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A prison officer has been sentenced after she was caught smuggling a phone into HMP Bronzefield in Ashford.

Larissa Westcott snuck a phone in for an inmate and left in under their pillow, but it was later found during a search of their cell.

She pleaded guilty and was given an eight-month custodial sentence, suspended for two years, ordered to pay £500 and a victim surcharge.

She must also complete 30 rehabilitation sessions, with 17 hours’ unpaid work within the next 12 months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Croydon has been immortalised in Minecraft form.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan appears in the game in block form to introduce the players to the world.

It’s targeted at primary school children, asking them to reimagine Croydon to be “greener, safer and more prosperous”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire at a restaurant in Tooting earlier on today.

The brigade was called to Upper Tooting Road at 12:30 and the fire was out just over an hour later.

 Part of the kitchen on the ground floor has been damaged by the blaze.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police are looking for the owner of a pony found wandering the streets in Shepperton.

It was aptly spotted near the Three Horseshoe Pub on Tuesday evening.

The animal has been taken in and given a “stable with plenty of hay and bedding” until the owner comes forward.

But people on social media have expressed concern about the state of the pony. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day across the world.

This year’s theme is ‘ordinary people’ which aims to act as a prompt for anyone to challenge prejudice when they see it.   

Marcel Ladenheim from Surbiton was awarded a British Empire Medal for his work surrounding Holocaust education. 

The 83-year-old says the war in Ukraine makes today’s message even more important.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

It looks like more roads in Kingston are to be given a 20mph speed limit

The south of the borough committee unanimously approved the plans, saying it will make roads safer and reduce pollution. 

70% of roads in the borough are already limited to 20mph. 

It’s believed that a grant of around £30,000 from Transport for London will cover the cost of installing signs and other infrastructure.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

A woman has been knocked unconscious and sexually attacked in Feltham

Police have now publicly released an e-fit regarding the incident on Saxon Avenue on the 5th of October 2019. 

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s, with a two-inch scar under his right eye, and a tattoo of a pocket watch on his right hand. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

Royal Mail believes industrial action by workers has cost it £200m so far

Its parent firm, IDS, says there have been 18 days of walkouts by employees fighting modernisation plans and demanding better pay. 

Feltham MP Seema Malhotra is calling for an inquiry into the upper levels of management at Royal Mail. 

She says that there are issues with the organisation that need investigation.

Royal Mail says its dividends were possible due to restructuring and parcel volumes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Epsom’s Clocktower will be lit in purple tonight to remember the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day across the world.   

People killed in the more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur are also remembered on this day annually. 

The Mayor of Epsom and Ewell, Clive Woodbridge, will deliver a speech before the tower is lit up.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Police in Thames Ditton are looking for a “determined” and very strong thief who managed to steal two cast iron statues

Two busts, each weighing around 27 kilograms, were stolen from a home on Embercourt Road on Monday at around 1am.

They both Greco-Roman in style.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 am  

Thursday 26 January 2023

The NatWest in Clapham High Street is to close.

The banking giant has announced a further 23 branches across the country are to shut their doors between April and June. 

NatWest confirmed last October that it would close 43 branches across Britain this year. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 pm  

Celebrity chef Marcus Wareing is throwing his support behind a campaign in Merton that’s aiming to end food poverty.

The Kitchen Cupboard Clear-out is encouraging people to raid their cupboards for food they won’t use and donate it. 

The leftovers will go in Merton’s Community Fridge for distribution to those facing food poverty in the borough.  

Nearly 15 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away in the UK every year and nearly half of this is deemed fit to consume. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Police are investigation an incident of arson in Leatherhead.

A mini digger was found burnt out and destroyed on Tuesday night in Tyrrells Wood.

Officers investigating are asking anyone with information to come forward.

You can contact them on 101 or via Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm  

People in Teddington are being encouraged to take part in the ‘Bring a Dish’ event next month.

The aim is for people to share their favourite food with neighbours while discovering new ways of cooking.

Richmond council says it’s also a chance for people to socialise and combat loneliness. 

The event is taking place on Saturday February the 11th at United Response Enterprise Hub between midday and 2pm. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:41 pm  

A Met Police constable from Surbiton is to go on trial in October after denying sexually assaulting a woman.

38 year old Chris Lee appeared at Isleworth Crown Court earlier where he entered a not guilty plea and was granted unconditional bail. 

The alleged offence happened in November 2021 when he was off duty. 

The Met says the Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and PC Lee has been suspended.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A man has been arrested for drink driving after an incident just off the A3 near Cobham this morning.

Officers were called at 10:15 to reports a car had collided with a lamppost on the roundabout at the Painshill junction.

They arrested him on suspicion of drink driving and they closed the roundabout and the A3 southbound below.

This was so the damaged lamppost and car could be removed.

There are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm  

England scrum half Ben Youngs says Steve Borthwick has settled in well as the new head coach of the men's rugby union team.

He replaced Eddie Jones last month and is preparing for his first match in charge in the Six Nations against Scotland at Twickenham next Saturday.

Youngs, who was coached by Borthwick at Leicester tells us their training sessions are very thorough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Surrey Police wants to hear from anyone “adversely affected” by the Just Stop Oil protests on the M25 in November.

A number of forces are to hold a joint investigation into the disruption that took place over three days from the 7th. 

Adverse effects include financial loss and missed medical appointments. 

Demonstrators had to be removed from a number of overhead gantries and also blocked entry to the Cobham Services during the disruption. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Police say no-one will be prosecuted over the death of a woman in a reported dog attack in Caterham a fortnight ago.

The 28-year-old's thought to have been walking a number of the animals when it happened.

Officers say the criminal investigation’s closed - and the eight dogs involved are being held for forensic tests.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police are urgently trying to locate a missing woman from Streatham.

Erherhe, also known as Rae Rae, hasn’t been seen since yesterday.

She is described as 5ft tall and was wearing black leggings, a green t-shirt that says “Don’t underestimate the power of kindness”.

Her hair is also wrapped and covered.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

 Kingston’s latest art installation has been unveiled at Riverside Walk this afternoon. 

“Chimps Are Family” is a set of life-sized bronzes created by world- renowned artists Gillie and Marc.  

They’re moving down river from their previous home at London Bridge as part of an ongoing conservation awareness project.

It’s estimated 80% of the 150,000 chimpanzees across the world will face a population decline of 80% over the next 30 years. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals are to begin trialling a nasal spray which could treat COVID-19.

Viraleze, which is already available in pharmacies, currently treats colds and respiratory viruses. 

But doctors at the hospitals want to research whether it could be effective in treating COVID.

They are looking for 160 people who have the virus, to take part in their study.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

An 18-year-old has been mugged by two men in Chiswick.

On Tuesday, at just after 10pm, police were called to Coombe Road.

The victim said he’d been approached by the pair, and they’d taken his property at knifepoint.

He wasn’t injured and nobody has been arrested so far.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Travellers have moved onto a site near Epsom High Street

The council says they’re aware of the situation at Depot Road and that teams are “addressing the situation”. 

The encampment is around 200 metres from the Town Hall.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Anyone who was severely affected by the Just Stop Oil protests in November is being asked to get in touch with the police investigation

So far, 61 people involved with the M25 protests have been charged, and three have been convicted. 

Officers from Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Thames Valley, The Met and Surrey had to climb onto the motorway gantries to retrieve protesters. 

Detective Chief Inspector Natalie Morris says while many people were simply delayed, they want to speak to anyone who missed appointments, work or life events.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

It's reported at least 24 civil servants are involved in formal complaints against Dominic Raab

The Guardian claims the current deputy Prime Minister and Esher and Walton MP is now facing a much broader investigation into bullying allegations.

Most of the claims are linked to his first spell as Justice Secretary but he’s always insisted he's "behaved professionally."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

A charity which supports homeless people has been named as one of the finalists in this year’s Kingston Borough Business Awards

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness is up for the Best Charity or Social Enterprise Award. 

The other finalists in the category are Kingston Voluntary Action, Momentum and RBKares.

The winner will be revealed in March. 

Sue Cole is the charity’s communications officer; she explains what makes it a worthy finalist. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

A nasal spray which could treat COVID-19 is to be trialled at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals

When Viraleze was initially launched, it claimed to be nearly 100% efficient at treating the disease. 

However, it was pulled from shelves when those claims were deemed to be “bold” and needed further verification. 

The NHS trust is now intending to recruit 160 people who have tested positive for a human trial.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

A man has been left with a broken leg after a late-night collision in Epsom

It’s believed to have taken place in the viewpoint car park near Epsoms Downs Racecourse at around 11.30pm last night. 

The car is believed to be an older-style black 4x4, and the passenger was described as being between 18-20 years old, of heavy build, and with short blonde hair. 

It’s unknown what the driver looked like. 

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Wednesday 25 January 2023

Jack Walker's signed a new contract at Harlequins as he closes in on his England rugby union debut.

The hooker says he's "enjoyed every minute" of his time at the Twickenham based club, since joining from Bath in 2021.

Walker's likely to feature in the Six Nations opener with Scotland a week on Saturday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

People in Kingston are being invited to have a free liver scan on Friday.

A special bus is being set up outside St Peter’s Church Hall in London Road.

The check-up involves a scan and a finger-prick blood test with those showing signs of possible liver damage offered extra support.

It’s part of a number of Liver Week events running over the next few days in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A traffic calming scheme that was installed in a part of Surbiton has been modified again following complaints from residents.

A Low Traffic Neighbourhood banning motor vehicles was implemented in Tolworth Road in December 2021.

But those living in nearby roads say the move only increased traffic in their streets and some restrictions were lifted. 

The bollards have now been removed and the latest “no left hand turn” will remain in place for 6 months for consultation.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Tennis great Billie Jean King's called on Wimbledon to end its ban of Russian and Belarusian players for this year's tournament.

Half of the four women's singles semi-finalists at the Australian Open are from those countries.

The All-England Club imposed the rule because of the invasion of Ukraine.

King says Wimbledon should follow other tournaments by allowing players from affected countries to compete under a neutral flag.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man has been arrested after an incident in Tolworth Broadway yesterday afternoon.

Multiple police units attended the scene just before 4pm following reports of a male seen in possession of a knife.

Kingston Council CCTV tracked the suspect to outside Iceland where he was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

He remains in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

In Touch Games is being fined more than 6 million pounds - partly for not doing enough to protect customers from addiction.

The Gambling Commission says the firm, which runs 11 websites, took seven weeks to contact someone who was flagged for erratic and extended play.

Sutton MP Paul Scully is in charge of a review into the gambling act, which was last updated in 2005.

He says that the rise of online gambling since then has brought a lot of opportunities and concerns.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A female pedestrian was in collision with a car in Streatham around 11am this morning.

Road closures were in place while emergency services dealt with the incident on  Streatham High Road.

The woman was taken to hospital where her injuries were not life threatening or changing. 

All roads were re-opened by 1pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man has been jailed, following reports of attacking emergency workers in Clapham.

In early January, a man attempted to escape officers while carrying numerous bags of drugs and a knife.

On Monday, a court sentenced a suspect to 16 months behind bars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

People across Richmond are being urged to get their catalytic converters forensically marked.

Vehicles most targeted in this type of theft are Lexus, Toyota, Honda and BMW 1 and 3 Series. 

Police are holding a free marking event in Old Deer Car Park between 10am and 1pm on Saturday.

They say it’s in response to thefts that have been occurring across the borough. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A gold Cartier watch donated to a charity shop in Hounslow has sold for over £9,000.

The team at British Heart Foundation spotted the item and sent it to their online hub in Leeds so it could be verified.

The item was then listed online where it sold for £9,766.

The money raised from the sale will support the charity's work fighting heart and circulatory diseases.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes believes more needs to be done to ensure greater parity between the top level of men's and women's football

Chelsea travel to Tottenham in the quarter finals of the League Cup tonight.

Their WSL game against Liverpool on Sunday was abandoned because of a frozen pitch at Kingsmeadow after six minutes of play.

Hayes says all top-flight stadiums should have under soil heating like in the Premier League.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Three men have been jailed after a violent robbery on a group of US visitors in Knightsbridge

One of the victims was hit from behind with a stun gun, another was slashed with a knife, and a watch worth £100,000 was stolen. 

The robbers drove away in a stolen car with false number plates, and police needed to search through 30-40 possible vehicles to find which it was. 

Two men from Fulham and another from Romford have been given prison sentences.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

More houses have been built across Elmbridge over the last two years than required by government targets

768 new homes were delivered between April 2021 and March last year which is a 146% increase on those built in 2020. 

This is in contrast to the figure of 647 set for the borough by ministers.

At the same time, the average life expectancy of residents in Elmbridge continues to exceed the national average.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

Met Police chief Sir Mark Rowley is preparing to face questions from London politicians, the week after it emerged one of his officers had admitted being a serial rapist

David Carrick pleaded guilty to sex offences against multiple women over a period spanning two decades.

He was based in Merton during the time of his first complaints and offences.

One victim is preparing to sue the Met for repeated failures to identify Carrick as a risk to the public.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

Ten schools in Croydon are to have new restrictions on them at school times

The school streets have been approved for an 18 month trial. 

The aim is to make pupils safer, encourage more active journeys, and cut down on school run traffic. 

It brings the total number of school street schemes in the borough to 33.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Surgeons at St George’s Hospital in Tooting have saved the life of a baby girl born with an ultra-rare condition

Connie was born with a “dead bowel,” and it was initially believed that the procedure was high risk and could have questionable results. 

However, after 95 days of surgery and care, the results were so good that it was decided she needed no further support. 

Her mum Deborah says “they worked with us every day, and gave us so much time” and made it feel like “Connie was their only patient”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Fulham boss Marco Silva says failure to take their chances cost them in last night's 1-nil defeat at home to London rivals Tottenham.

The hosts missed the opportunity to go fifth in the Premier League.

Silva says they didn't make their dominance count when they were on top.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes has reiterated her calls for all clubs in the Womens Super League to have under-soil heating.

Their WSL game against Liverpool was abandoned because of a frozen pitch at Kingsmeadow after six minutes of play.

Hayes says the top tier should be treated the same as the men's Premier League where all stadiums have technology installed to prevent frozen pitches.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Tuesday 24 January 2023

A large amount of drugs have been seized from a property being used as a squat in Wandsworth.

The Balham Safer Neighbourhood Team entered the building and found the dealers cache of drugs and other illegal items.

Hundreds of grams of Class A drugs were seized.

Officers worked with housing teams to secure the property.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Officers from Surrey Police have been helping The Met carry out a special operation.

Conducted over a three day period last week, the aim was to stop high harm offenders from using roads and rails to transport drugs.

More than 1,200 officers focused on arterial routes and motorways in and around London including the M25 and the A40 in Hammersmith.

Over 170 suspects where arrested, of which 21 were made by Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A 17 year-old's been found guilty of killing an Afghan refugee in a park Twickenham.

The boy stabbed 18 year-old Hazrat Wali on playing fields in Twickenham - in front of players in a school rugby match.

That morning the defendant was given a rehabilitation order for previously being found in possession of a knife.

Jurors convicted him of manslaughter.

He'll be sentenced in March.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Wandsworth police have released an image of a man they have been hunting for a while.

54 year old Henry Brown is wanted in connection with a burglary in Wandsworth.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

UEFA's financial fair play rules are to be changed in response to Chelsea's recent transfer activity.

The Premier League club have put a number of their new players on to long term contracts, allowing them to spread the transfer fee over a number of years.

European football's governing body will now set a five year limit.

Clubs can be banned from competitions for breaking regulations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A new policing scheme is being rolled out across the whole country.

Clear, Hold Build will aim to rid an area of gangs and maintain a hold over the location to prevent other gangs from taking control.

Officers will then work with people living in those areas to build up a resilience to criminal activity.  

Policing and Crime Minister and Croydon South MP Chris Philp says the scheme has trialled well in other parts of the UK. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A teenager who fatally stabbed an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in a park in Twickenham has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Hazrat Wali was attacked in Craneford Way Playing Fields in October 2021. 

He had been sitting with a female friend when he was attacked. 

The 17-year-old, who stabbed the victim in the right side of his body, was cleared of murder.

He claimed he had acted out of self-defence, but the jury at the Old Bailey heard he had a history of violence and carrying knives.

He cannot be named for legal reasons and is due to be sentenced on March the 10th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

London’s under a high air-pollution alert today.

It’s been issued by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who says we should avoid unnecessary car journeys.

He says this is why it’s vital the ULEZ is expanded across all London boroughs. 

Paul Scully is the MP for Sutton which declared last week that it won’t comply with the scheme’s installation in August.

He says Londoners are being left without any option but to steer clear of the city. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Free trauma training is being offered to people living and working in Croydon.

Participants are taught skills to spot the signs of trauma in others and how it might impact their behaviour. 

The initiative also explores its effects on the wider community and teaches coping strategies.

More than 600 people have attended training to date.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man from Lyne has been disqualified from driving for three years, after being found with three different drugs in his system.

In July, officers stopped a car in Cobham, and 29-year-old Alfie Smith was arrested.

A blood test found that he was three times over the limit for each of the three drugs.

He’s been handed a disqualification and a £253 fine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Firefighters have issued an Escooter safety warning after a woman has to be saved from a blaze in Streatham Hill on Saturday.

The brigade was called to a fire on Amesbury Avenue believed to have been caused by the failure of an e-scooter battery.

Part of a split-level maisonette across the first and second floors was damaged by fire.

Three other people were treated on scene by paramedics for smoke inhalation and two were taken to hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Probation Service errors allowed a man with a history of violence to stay free and murder Zara Aleena in London in June

Jordan McSweeney was considered a medium not high risk – meaning when he breached his licence his return to prison wasn’t treated urgently enough.

Significant delays in allocating a probation officer also meant a proper risk assessment wasn’t carried out before he was allowed into the community.

This follows a case last week with similar mistakes – but policing minister and Croydon South MP Chris Philp says change is happening:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Merton Council is supporting charity, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, to help drive up the number of women having pap tests

The World Health Organisation launched a global call for action to eliminate the disease in 2020.

As it stands, two women die every day in the UK from Cervical Cancer.

“Community champions” will be out and about in the borough his week offering information and advice on how to get screened.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

A 4-year-old boy is fighting potentially life-threatening injuries following a collision in Wimbledon

Emergency crews were called at around 11.40am on Sunday to just outside Wimbledon Park underground station. 

The driver of the car stopped at the scene. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Met Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

A week of graduations has come to a close at Kingston University

3,000 students collected awards over the course of 15 ceremonies at the Rose Theatre.

 These graduates are grateful to have completed courses during a time when the COVID pandemic wreaked havoc.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

The body of a man has been found, following a river rescue operation in Staines

Emergency crews were called yesterday at around 6am to Laleham Road, after reports of a person seen in the Thames. 

The body was found on Penton Hook a short time later. 

The investigation remains ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact Spelthorne Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

Nearly 180 people have been arrested in a three-day police crackdown on criminals

It was led by the Met, and seven police forces worked on Operation Pandilla, which targeted roads and motorways in and around London.

Surrey Police were part of the operation, and they carried out 21 arrests.

Officers recovered thirty weapons, more than 60 vehicles, drugs and cash.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Monday 23 January 2023

Richmond Council has approved the funds needed to deliver the Twickenham Riverside redevelopment.

The authority will be investing £20million in the project at Diamond Jubilee Gardens which includes housing, offices, shops and a café. 

However, an inquiry into the acquisition of the land for the scheme needs to take place before building work can begin. 

The council had to seek a compulsory purchase order as part of the land is leased by The Twickenham Riverside Trust. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Preparations are underway for this week’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday.

This year’s theme is ‘ordinary people’ which aims to act as a prompt to challenging prejudice.   

83 year old Marcel Ladenheim from Surbiton was awarded a British Empire Medal for his work surrounding Holocaust education. 

He says deniers of the atrocity compelled him to talk about his experiences as a “hidden child.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A bus driver has been arrested following a fatal collision in Cranford.

Police were called by hospital staff at around 9.20pm on Saturday after a man was admitted with serious injuries.

The man in his 40s died a short time after arrival.

The 59-year-old driver of the bus was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop, and has since been released on bail.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Wandsworth Police have released imaged of three men they are hunting for.

They are looking to identify these men after two males were seriously injured in an attack.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

A green iguana has been found dumped outside a house in Chiswick.

Residents at the property in Antrobus Road called the RSPCA after discovering the animal in a plastic box on their doorstep.

The charity, which has called the reptile Eddie Lizard, says that iguanas require a heat lamp to survive in this country.

Iguanas have been seen dropping out of trees in Florida recently, where it’s a comparatively balmy 22 degrees, because of the cold.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

England could be without Courtney Lawes for the start of rugby union's Six Nations at Twickenham Stadium after the flanker withdrew from the training squad with a calf injury.

He's now a major doubt for his country's opening match of the tournament against Scotland in less than a fortnight.

Head coach Steve Borthwick tells Sky Sports News, they remain hopeful Lawes will recover in time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

Firefighters have tackled a blaze in Richmond.

They were called to a restaurant with flats above on Hill Rise at 8:15 this morning.

Part of the ground floor was damaged by fire; the fire was under control half an hour later.

There are no reports of any injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A 15-year-old has been hospitalised after being stabbed in Wandsworth.

On Wednesday, just before 5pm, emergency crews were called to Wandsworth Bridge Road.

They found the 15-year-old at the scene and took him to hospital, and arrested another 15-year-old on suspicion of GBH with intent.

The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Anyone with information should contact the Met Police, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

With ambulance workers back on picket lines across England and Wales, relations between ministers and unions seem to be getting worse

Unite’s general secretary’s accusing the government of "lying" and not being "an honest partner” for pay talks.

The government's adamant it wants to find a resolution but says the country can’t afford the pay rises being asked for.

Dr John Martin is the Chief paramedic at the London Ambulance service. 

He’s thanking people for keeping 999 for life-threatening emergencies, noting that on the previous strike day, they received around a quarter fewer calls. 

He also says they have around half of their usual fleet available today, and it’s made up by staff not on strike, clinicians from other trusts, and military personnel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

A man has been arrested after spending the night on the roof of Barons Court station

Emergency crews were first called at around 2.15pm yesterday. 

He’s been taken to hospital to be checked over before being taken to police custody. 

Concerns had been raised about the scale of the response, which allegedly included four ambulances, five police cars and two fire engines. 

The British Transport Police says it was a “complex incident”, and the temperature and infrastructure meant there was increased risk.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

The freezing fog has led to a number of flight cancellations at Heathrow

The airport recorded its coldest night since 2010 last night, and its coldest January night since 1987. 

Temperatures dropped to -8.4 C.

They had struggled to rise above -6 by dawn.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

A man has died following a collision with a bus in Hounslow

At around 7.20pm on Saturday, a man in his 40s was hit in Cranford Lane. 

The 59-year-old driver of the bus has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

There’s confusion over what parts of Malden Rushett will be included in the ULEZ expansion

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan and Transport for London, are expanding the scheme to all London boroughs in August. 

But Rushett Lane runs between Chessington, which is in the zone, and Epsom which is not. 

Epsom MP, Chris Grayling, says he’s seeking clarification on which parts of the road will be affected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

A mum from Sunbury is trying to raise £10,000 to fund cancer treatment for her 17-year-old son

Jacob Glover, a musician, has a rare form of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma which has spread to his lungs. 

His mother, Lisa Rothery, says there’s an 8 week wait for a second scan to determine the disease’s growth rate. 

She’s hoping the money raised via Go Fund Me will help the family explore private alternatives.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 am  

Sunday 22 January 2023

A secondary school in Sutton has been selected by the government’s 10-year school rebuilding programme.

Greenshaw High School is a coeducational academy teaching 1600 pupils in the Sutton area.

The school was built in the late 1960s, and plans have emerged for an overhaul of the academy which would see most of the old buildings demolished to make way for two modern three storey blocks.

Full plans are expected to be submitted in the coming weeks, and if plans are approved work could start next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

The leader of Kingston Council has called on the Mayor of London to urge him to delay the rollout of the ULEZ to outer London boroughs.

The leader of Kingston Council is the latest borough calling on the Mayor of London to delay the rollout of the ULEZ.

Andreas Kirsch says he’s keen to tackle air pollution but expansion plans could leave some people struggling financially. 

In a letter to Sadiq Khan, he’s asking for more time to allow for mitigation measures to be put in place. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm  

Merton Council is planting 10,000 new trees in the borough to help reduce the effects of climate change.

The year-long campaign which starts from March, aims to increase tree canopy by 10% by 2050.

It’s hoped that the new tree plan strategy will help make the borough greener, cleaner, more resilient and a welcoming place to live.

The over £75,000 worth of external investment will ensure that trees in the area are well-established, protected and continue to grow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Croydon Council has partnered with community support services to tackle antisocial behaviour.

Residents had reported criminal damage to benches, littering and street drinking amongst other concerns in Norbury Park, Green Lane.

The number of people sleeping rough in tents has also continued resulting in increased reports of antisocial behaviour.

Since December, the team has worked to support the police, adult social care, homeless support, and substance misuse services.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Richmond Council has come up with a new workshop to help people in the borough manage the cost-of-living crisis.

The Richmond Work Match team will deliver the session and share tips on how to best meet financial challenges under the current climate. 

The session will take place between 12 and 1pm on Tuesday 7th February on Microsoft teams. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

The care team that helps people in Hammersmith and Fulham get back on their feet after medical treatment is celebrating

It’s retained its ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission for a third successive year.

The team offers up to six weeks of free personalised care to help residents return to normality after a hospital stay or medical treatment.

More than 500 people were helped last year by a range of carers, therapists, physios, and coordinators.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank wants his side to remain "confident but humble" as they chase a fourth straight Premier League win

The Bees have been pushed above Liverpool and Chelsea in the table, placing them in eighth place.

They're away to Leeds this afternoon, who are trying to move away from the relegation zone.

Frank says they have good momentum, but he doesn't want that to go to his players’ heads.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 am  

Developers contributed more than £2.9 million to Reigate and Banstead’s economy last year

The money helped fund a number of projects including a new ambulance centre and a cricket club refurbishment. 

The council collects money each year through the Community Infrastructure Levy.

This is a charge on developers building in the borough that goes towards infrastructure and the services needed to support them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

The woman who helped expose the Thalidomide scandal has been recognised with an honorary doctorate from Kingston University

Dr Elaine Potter is a former Sunday Times journalist and co-founder of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

She’s been recognised by the university for her contribution to business, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.

Thalidomide was promoted as a cure for morning sickness but caused birth defects in thousands of children in the 50s and 60s.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

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