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Saturday 22 April 2023

Top business and political leaders from Japan and the UK are meeting in London next week

for a high-level conference to boost trade, technology cultural and security links between the two countries.

The inaugural Japan-UK symposium takes place on Monday at Japan house in Kensington.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 pm  

GlaxoSmithKline is spending 1.6 billion pounds to buy Canadian drug maker Bellus Health

GSK’s move is the largest since the Brentford based company demerged its consumer health business.

The purchase means the acquisition of Camlipixant, a drug for chronic coughs.

Meanwhile hundreds of staff at the company are due to take strike action in a dispute over pay.

Unite the Union says its members will walk out on various days in May at six sites across England and Wales.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 pm  

In the Premier League Brentford and Aston Villa drew 1-all while Fulham beat Leeds 2-1 in the early kick-off at Craven Cottage

Crystal Palace played out a goalless draw with Everton at Selhurst Park.

Liverpool moved to within six points of the Premier League's top four by edging Nottingham Forest 3-2.

At the other end, Leicester came from behind to move out of the bottom three with a 2-1 win over Wolves.

In the Championship promoted Burnley were surprised 2-1 by QPR at Turf Moor.

In League Two AFC Wimbledon were hammered 5-1 by Swindon at Plough Lane.

Sutton lost 4-1 at Colchester.

Hampton & Richmond Borough lost 2-nil at Concord in the National League South.

In the Isthmian League Kingstonian lost 2-1 to Hornchurch while Corinthian Casuals lost by the same score-line to Billericay in Tolworth.

Manchester City are into the final of the FA Cup after a 3-nil win over Sheffield United at Wembley.

And Barcelona beat Chelsea 1-nil in the first leg of their Women’s Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

Full-Time at Twickenham Stadium: Harlequins 35 - 45 Bath Rugby

A thrilling 11-try game at Twickenham Stadium did not the end the way Harlequins would have wanted for their final home game of the season.

Despite some strong individual and team performances, the hosts faced a side who were unmoved in defence and forced Quins' to make too many penalties for a game of this calibre.

Already out of the play-off places heading into this game, Harlequins are fighting for a European Champions Cup place.  They took one point this game (try bonus point) with one game remaining this season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm  

Half-Time at Twickenham Stadium: Harlequins 21 - 24 Bath Rugby

Penalties, tries, yellow cards - Harlequins find themselves behind after the first 40 minutes of the Big Summer Kick-Off at Twickenham Stadium.  Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Big Summer Kick-Off at Twickenham Stadium: Harlequins vs Bath Rugby

 Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne reports from the home of England Rugby:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes says there can’t be ‘lazy’ discussions on why women players are getting so many knee injuries.
England captain Leah Williamson has been ruled out of the World Cup with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

The injury occurred in this week’s WSL defeat at Manchester City.

Her club team mate Kim Little is also out for the season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

More than 50 parks and green spaces in Hammersmith and Fulham are set to go wild again for No Mow May.
The council has told its contractors to hold off on maintenance for the four weeks. 

It’s also asking residents to leave their lawnmowers in the shed as well as to plant wildflowers in gardens.

The aim of the annual event is to boost biodiversity and wildlife. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

Fulham manager Marco Silva says he never wants to experience another touchline ban.

He’s had to watch their last two matches from the stands after he used abusive and insulting words towards referee Chris Kavanagh.

The incident occurred during their FA Cup defeat at Manchester United last month.

Silva said he was looking forward to being back in the dugout for their Premier League clash with Leeds later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

More than 20 cafes, restaurants and pubs in Surbiton are to take part in a pilot project aimed at cutting food waste.
It is estimated a typical hospitality sector business could save around £6,000 a year by reducing their food waste.

The businesses are to trial specially designed bins that allow them to measure, track and reduce avoidable waste.

It will be collected by a dedicated service and taken to be processed to generate renewable energy and organic fertiliser.

Cafes, pubs and restaurants currently pay private companies to collect and dispose of their food waste.

The majority is mixed in with other, general commercial waste. 

Kingston Council says this is over twice as expensive to dispose of compared to food waste on its own.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Afghan refugees in the UK have been sharing their thoughts on the announcement they are to be moved out of hotels.

Those in "bridging hotels" will be given at least three months' notice to move according to Veterans’ Minister, Johnny Mercer.

Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi is the founder and Director of the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association in Feltham. 

He believes Afghan refugees have not received the same support as those coming from Ukraine. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab is claiming he was forced to step down because of “activist civil servants”.

The former Deputy Prime Minister resigned yesterday after a report was published into allegations he’d bullied colleagues.

The report found his behaviour in the workplace had been “intimidating and aggressive”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank isn’t concerned with their drop off in form.

They’ve seen their European ambitions fade after defeats in their last three matches.

The west London side host Aston Villa later.

Frank has said that losing runs are just part of being in a very competitive Premier League.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday 21 April 2023

Trial Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes in two roads near Chiswick House and Gardens are to be made permanent in July.

The Staveley Road and Burlington Lane restrictions were put in place to reduce the volume of through-traffic passing along Grove Park. 

This means the current no-entry if you’re coming from the busy  A316 will remain in place. 

Hounslow Council says community feedback on speed and signage will be taken into account.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Roy Hodgson insists he's got no idea about Crystal Palace's managerial plans for next season.

There's been reports the club want the 75-year-old to remain at Selhurst Park to work alongside a new boss.

Hodgson's guided Palace away from the Premier League's relegation zone after replacing Patrick Viera as manager on a contract until the end of the campaign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A rare portrait of Henry VIII's sixth and final wife Katherine Parr will go to auction at Sotheby’s next month.

It’s the only known contemporary portrait of the former queen is estimated to fetch up to £800,000. 

Katherine married the king at Hampton Court Palace in 1543 when she was 30. 

The couple were together for five years, until Henry's death in 1547.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A new “roadmap” for the delivery of Kingston’s new leisure centre is to be presented to the council next month.

The authority made the decision last month to halt work on the redevelopment of the old Kingfisher site. 

It’s after the estimated cost of knocking down and rebuilding the centre spiralled from £39 million to over £50 million. 

An outline business case with proposed timescales for the programme will go before councillors on June the 20th.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has removed himself from the running to be Chelsea's next manager.

The 35-year-old held talks with the Premier League club's owners but has decided the current structure doesn't suit his approach.

Ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is now the favourite to take the job.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Hounslow police are hunting for a wanted man.

They are trying to locate 61-year-old Gary Byrne who is known to frequent Ealing.

Anyone who recognises him or has any further information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Eilish McColgan has pulled out of Sunday's London Marathon because of a knee problem.

Scotland's Commonwealth 10-thousand metre champion was hoping to recover from the "niggle" to run the race for the first time.

But Sir Mo Farah, who grew up in Hounslow, will be taking part in the event for what's expected to be the final time.

He's due to retire later this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Police are investigating reports of an unauthorised encampment at a former armed forces rehabilitation centre near Leatherhead.

Officers visited Hedley Court last Wednesday. 

The site became famous for its ground-breaking work aiding the recovery of injured servicemen and women.  

It was sold for redevelopment in 2016 but used again as a recovery centre during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Police say they’re working with the landowner to monitor the situation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A leading charity says it’s tremendously concerned about the number of older people in Hounslow living without central heating.

Age UK was reacting to census figures analysed by th PA news agency which showed 271 over 65 were living alone without heating. 

The group is blaming limited incomes and has urged the government to do more to help by nexrt winter. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

A doctor from Clapham who almost lost his stepfather to cancer, is to take on the London Marathon for the charity which cared for him.

28-year-old Christian Wake will be raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support when he runs the 26.2 miles on Sunday. 

64-year-old Christopher was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the height of the pandemic in 2020. 

At the time, Christian was working in the NHS on the frontlines of the Covid-19 response. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Ockham and Wisley Commons are to be linked by the UK’s first-ever Heathland Green Bridge

It’s part of an ongoing upgrade to the A3 which separates the commons and will provide a safe route for walkers and cyclists.

The National Highways Agency is spending over £300 million widening carriageways to four lanes on the A3 and M25 around junction 10 at Wisley.

The project will also see the replacement of almost 30,000 trees and shrubs which were felled during the upgrade. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

A 43 year-old man remains in police custody this morning in connection with the death of a woman in Tolworth

The 47 year-old was unresponsive to officers who found her on Tolworth Broadway in the early hours of Wednesday.

She died later in hospital.

Neither she, nor the man arrested has been named while police await the results of a post-mortem.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Two people have been taken to hospital after fire broke out in a flat in Streatham

Firefighters had to rescue one man trapped on the ground floor of the converted two-storey building in Buckley Road.

Another five escaped as the fire took hold shortly after midnight.

Six engines and 40 firefighters put put the blaze within an hour.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am  

Kingston Council is now using a single phone number to make it easier for residents to get in contact

People have previously been faced with more than five numbers if they need to talk about matters including waste and housing.   

The multiple numbers, which are being phased out, will be re-routed so they all go via a main 0208 one instead which is 020 8547 5000.

The order of the menu has also been tweaked with benefits coming first and council tax last.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 am  

8 months after a fatal gas explosion 27 families from Thornton heath still haven’t been able to return to their homes

The admission came at a public meeting on Wednesday where Merton Council said some families were still displaced.

The blast claimed the life of four-year-old Sahara Salman and caused hundreds of residents to be evacuated from their homes.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

Thursday 20 April 2023

The government is denying links to an alleged secret Chinese police station in Croydon.

There are reports that Chinese dissidents are taken there and threatened.

Croydon Central Labour MP Sarah Jones has been seeking a meeting with the security minister over the issue.

In parliament, Policing Minister and Croydon South MP Chris Philp said that the government hadn’t met a businessman linked with it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 pm  

The patron of one the UK’s lead bodies of private investors is calling for better finance education in schools.

Lord John Lee of ShareSoc feels young people shouldn’t be “forced” to study maths until the age of 18.   

The Prime Minister says an "anti-maths mindset" is holding the economy back and has announced a review of the subject in England.

Lord Lee, who lives in Richmond, would like to see the following subjects taught in school.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:57 pm  

A verdict on whether or not the All-England Tennis Club can be expanded has reportedly been delayed again.

The Telegraph writes that Merton Council is expected to withhold planning consent for the Wimbledon site until late summer.

It wants to build 38 new grass courts, including an 8,000 seat stadium, on the former golf course.

A spokesperson for the club says they’re continuing to following the planning process and work positively with Merton and Wandsworth Councils.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm  

Police have released an image of a man they're looking to trace after a 12 year old girl was sexually assaulted in Sutton.

The incident happened just after 4pm on February the 25th while she was inside a shop in the town centre. 

The man, described as in his late 20s or early 30s with a brown beard and moustache, was unknown to her.

The victim continues to be supported by specialist officers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Hundreds of mourners have gathered to watch Paul O'Grady's funeral procession pass through the village where he lived in Kent.

A horse-drawn carriage pulled the comedian's coffin, decorated with lilies, to the church in Bonnington.

Comedians Alan Carr and Jo Brand, and Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood, were among friends and relatives in the congregation.

Dogs from Battersea rescue centre - where the TV star was an ambassador - formed a guard of honour at the private service.

This fan braved the wind and rain to pay her respects to the comedian.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A drug dealer from Feltham has been issued with a criminal behaviour order.

18-year-old Nicholas Hernandez was seen last month discarding a small item, which turned out to contain herbal cannabis.

He gave a no comment interview was charged with two breaches of his community protection notice.

He’s been given a two-year CBO and a £50 fine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council is working with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to help raise awareness of harassment and stalking.

A virtual, one-hour information session will take place next Wednesday at 7pm.

It will offer practical tips on how to spot the signs of stalking and include expert advice on the protection orders available to victims.

The free event is open to anyone living or working in the borough. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 pm  

Climate activists say they have no plans to disrupt runners at the London Marathon - after earlier protests at the Grand National and World Snooker Championship.

Representatives from Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil have been in talks with organisers ahead of this Sunday's race.

Both movements have pledged to help the event run "smoothly".

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah who grew up in Hounslow, say he's pleased.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

It's understood the future of deputy Prime Minister and MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab won't be decided today - despite a report on bullying allegations being handed over to Downing Street.

Senior lawyer Adam Tolley's been investigating complaints of bullying against the justice secretary.

Rishi Sunak's office says he's 'carefully considering' the findings.

Our deputy political editor Sam Coates says the PM's had all day to read the KC's report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

The wooden coffin of comedian Paul O'Grady has been carried into a church in Kent where mourners are gathered for his funeral.

His daughter Sharyn Mousley was seen walking alongside a man holding the wig of Lily Savage - the presenter's drag persona.

The cortege arrived at St Rumwold's Church in Bonnington where a trio of puppies from Battersea dogs home met the congregation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a collision on the A3 in New Malden.

Police were called just before 2 o’clock this afternoon to reports of a collision on Malden Way.

The man in his 40s was taken to hospital for treatment, his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Road closures were put in place but have now been cleared.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

A report looking into allegations the deputy Prime Minister bullied staff has been handed over to Downing Street.

Rishi Sunak will now come to a final decision on Dominic Raab's future, although Number 10 hasn't told us when we'll find out.

The independent investigation has looked at a number of claims, but Mr Raab - who’s also the justice secretary - denies wrongdoing.

Rachel Cunliffe from the New Statesman magazine says it's a substantial document from KC Adam Tolley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

The life of Paul O'Grady's being remembered during his funeral this afternoon.

Dogs from Battersea rescue centre - where the TV star was an ambassador - are forming a guard of honour at the private service in Kent.

The comedian was 67 when he died at his home last month, and was famous for his drag alter-ego Lily Savage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

A post-mortem is taking place today following the death of a woman on Tolworth Broadway.

Emergency crews were called at around half past midnight on Wednesday.

A 43-year-old man, who’s believed to be known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

The death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries in the circumstances continue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The Prime Minister's received a report into bullying allegations made against his deputy.

The MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab has been under investigation for months over eight formal complaints about his behaviour in various ministerial positions.

He's always denied any wrongdoing.

We're told Rishi Sunak is carefully considering the findings.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

The patron of one of the UK’s leading bodies of private investors believes youngsters are not educated sufficiently in financial matters

Lord John Lee says there is “little benefit” in all children studying maths up to the age of 18 unless it’s needed for a career path. 

The Prime Minister announced a review of the subject in England this week saying an "anti-maths mindset" is holding the economy back.

 Lord Lee, who lives in Richmond and is patron of ShareSoc, explains what he’d like to see rolled out in the national curriculum.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am  

A man has died following a collision in Epsom on Saturday

Emergency crews were called to Ashley Road at around 1.45am, after a Red Honda Civic crashed near the war memorial. 

Anyone who was driving along the road in the early hours of Saturday who may have seen anything is asked to contact Surrey Police. 

The family of the man are being supported by specialist officers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Dogs from Battersea Dogs and Cats home will form a guard of honour at a private funeral service for Paul O'Grady in Kent later

The tribute is in recognition of the TV presenter's extensive work on his multiple award-winning show based at the London animal charity.

More than £270,000s has been raised for the organisation following the 67-year-old's death last month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

People in Brentford and Isleworth are being asked about the types of crime they see in their area

MP Ruth Cadbury has launched an online survey about it.

She says she’d also like to have details on what residents want the police to focus on.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

A bench, dedicated to a former New Malden councillor, will be unveiled in the high street in her memory today

85 year old Mary Clark died last May. 

She was due to stand in the local elections as an Independent candidate having resigned from the Conservative party in 2015.

Mary’s son Simon says her meticulous nature made her a force to be reckoned with. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

A woman from Mitcham has been jailed for murdering her partner in Croydon

Emergency crews were called on the 3rd of March 2021 to Alpha Road, where they found Tai Jordan O’Donnell dead at the scene. 

24-year-old Kamila Ahmad claimed she knew nothing about his death, but detectives found Tai’s bloodsoaked jacket in an address of hers. 

It was also found that she’d stabbed a previous partner following an argument over a remote control. 

She’s been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Wednesday 19 April 2023

Artists are being encouraged to put themselves forward to redesign a part of Hampton Hill.

Richmond Council wants to improve the “streetscape” of Templeton Place which runs between Clarence House School and Tesco.

An artist is being sought who can create designs for four existing park benches and a series of flags to “animate the space”.

The project should encompass simple, bold designs in a limited palette of four colours.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man is still in a life-threatening condition following a double-stabbing in New Malden.

Police were called to the High Street at around 11.40pm on Sunday.

Two men were taken to hospital, with a 31-year-old in a life-threatening condition and a 28-year-old in a non-life-threatening condition.

There have been no arrests so far.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Hundreds of staff at GlaxoSmithKline are going on strike over how much they get paid.

The British pharma giant is currently headquartered in Brentford.

The unite union says its members will walk out on various days in May at six sites across England and Wales.

Staff at GSK include engineers and lab technicians have rejected a 6% pay offer and a one-off sum of £1300.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Passport Office workers around the country and security staff at Heathrow will go on strike next month.

This will be the latest strike over pay in the latest industrial action to hit the travel sector.

The PCS union says members in all Passport Offices will walk out for four days at the beginning of May.

Meanwhile Heathrow security workers have announced eight days of strikes across the month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

A 29-year-old man has been taken to hospital after an assault in Stanwell.

Police were called at around 1.45am in the morning to the area around St Mary’s Church and Oak Road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Spelthorne Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Firefighters have been tackling an early morning blaze in Morden.

The brigade was called to a house fire at around 3am.

The roof of a two-storey terraced house was destroyed and part of the first floor was damaged.

No injuries were  reported and the cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police in Richmond Park have arrested a person for entering the UK in breach of a deportation order.

Officers were carrying out routine speed checks this morning when they made the discovery. 

Further details about the person arrested have not been released. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Cameron Norrie has got his preparations up and running for the French Open with his first win of the clay court season.

The UK number one from Putney, thrashed Russia's Pavel Kotov in his opening match of the Barcelona Open, 6-1, 6-2.

He fell at the first hurdle at the Monte Carlo Masters last week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Surrey’s Police Commissioner is now the national lead for roads policing and transport.

Lisa Townsend’s new role will encompass rail and maritime travel as well as road safety.

She has vowed to pursue “greater penalties for those risking lives whether behind the wheel, on a bike or e-scooter.”

She will work closely with British Transport Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A dad from Epsom is to cycle over 3,000km to raise money for the charity that helped his family through his son’s terminal illness.

Momentum, in East Molesey, provides psychological and bereavement support as well as activity days.

Sam Hall will cycle from Helsinki to Epsom in memory of his son Sepp who died from a rare brain tumour. 

He explains why he’s trying to raise £50,000 for the charity.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

A dad from Epsom is taking on a 3,900 km bike ride from Helsinki to Epsom in memory of his son.

Sepp Hall was diagnosed with a late stage and rare type of brain tumour at just 11 months old, 

Between  5 and 10 children in the UK are diagnosed with Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumour with only a 30% chance of survival.

Sam Hall says the challenge is part of his grieving process.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

A 17-year-old has been found guilty of carrying out a series of violent bike robberies across Richmond.

The teenager, who was 15 at the time, was arrested when he walked into a café where police officers had gathered.   

He admitted two counts of moped-enabled robbery, one count of attempted robbery and possession of criminal property.

He was sentenced to 12 months in jail with six months' to be served behind bars and six months on licence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba claims his old club now lacks "class" and that it's unrecognisable from the time he spent there

They were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid 4-nil on aggregate in the quarter-finals.

With European qualification likely out of sight, it's mostly pride to play for until the end of the season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Police in Tadworth are looking for a horse rider who may be able to help them with an investigation

A man sexually exposed himself on Deans Lane in Walton-on-the-Hill on the 27th of March at around 2pm. 

Detectives think that a woman who was riding a horse may have information that could help the investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Heathrow Airport's appealing against the regulator's decision to reduce how much it can charge airlines

Last month the Civil Aviation Authority ruled it must cut its fees, which are passed on to passengers in their ticket prices.

Heathrow argues the fall in income will undermine investment - something the Competition and Markets Authority will now examine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

More than £700,000 is to be given to voluntary and cultural groups across Kingston

The Community Resilience Fund is being supplied by the council to help see these organisations through the economic crisis. 

Applications for the first round of funding can be made between next Monday and the end of May. 

Joint bids are being encouraged. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

Chelsea interim manager Frank Lampard has promised the club will "be back" after their Champions League hopes ended with defeat to Real Madrid in the quarter-finals

They were beaten 2-nil by the holders at home, to go out 4-nil on aggregate.

Chelsea only have a slim chance of qualifying for Europe next season.

Lampard says the team's in transition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Stars including Tony Hadley and Paul Young have teamed up to record a single for Wildlife Aid Foundation in Leatherhead

The pop super group is today releasing their own version of Chesney Hawkes’s hit The One and Only. 

Money raised from the sale of the single will go towards funding a new HQ for the animal hospital. 

The charity’s founder, Simon Cowell, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer last June and building the centre is his “last wish”. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Tuesday 18 April 2023

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is being brought to life on stage

Comedian Harry Hill is one of the writers of The Tony Blair Rock Opera.

It’s showing in central London before heading to Richmond and Brighton theatres in June.

Harry Hill says the play is about more than just the one politician.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

People living near a trainline in Thames Ditton and Surbiton are being asked to look out for a missing support dog

The dog, named Foster, helped two generations of a family during their terminal battles with cancer, and now lives with the wife of his first owner's daughter. 

Last week, he was taken for a walk near a train line in Esher, but got lost when he chased a squirrel, and hasn’t been seen since.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Security will reportedly be stepped up at the Epsom Derby, after fears of disruption by animal rights activists

The Jockey Club says it doesn’t comment on matters of security.

It’s after a protest at the Grand National this weekend, which saw 118 arrests.

Other meets which could be disrupted include Royal Ascot and the 2,000 Guineas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A bungalow in Beddington which caught fire overnight didn’t have any working smoke alarms

The blaze broke out in Crispin Close just after 3am.

Most of the ground floor and part of the roof was damaged and a man and woman left the property before firefighters arrived.

One man suffering from smoke inhalation was rescued from the adjoining property and taken to hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A project called “Little Manhattan” has launched in Croydon to celebrate its historic skyline

The council wants residents to share their photos of the town’s high-rise blocks from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Croydon was nicknamed Little Manhattan after a post-war II building boom changed its skyline. 

A year-long series of community activities has now launched and includes a free audio walking trail.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Music lovers are being invited to sign up to play in a special Coronation band in Kingston

The KMS Junk Band will perform in the ancient marketplace on the afternoon of Sunday, the 7th of May.

You don’t have to be musically gifted to join in either.

Adults and children are being told they can take something to bang, shake, scrape or hit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a stabbing in Feltham High Street

Emergency crews were called at around 4.30pm yesterday.

The man is believed to be around 30 years old, and his injuries are not believed to be serious.

No arrests have been made, and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Surrey and Sussex Police have been reprimanded for recording more than 200,000 phone calls without people's knowledge

The breach followed the roll-out of an app called Another Call Recorder in 2016 that recorded phone calls.

The forces made the app available for use by a “small number” of specialist hostage negotiators in 2017.

But at the time, there was no way of restricting its use, and as soon as the mistake was noticed in 2020, it was disabled.

Surrey Police statement in full.  

The Information Commissioner’s Office has today announced its decision to issue a reprimand to the Chief Constables of Surrey and Sussex Police for unauthorised use of a data recording app.

The notice  relates to the use of an application known as Another Call Recorder (ACR), an app available for download to mobile devices which can be used for recording phone calls.

In 2017, the forces made the app available for use by a small number of specialist hostage negotiators for the purpose of supporting kidnap and crisis negotiations and maximising public safety.

There was no means at that time of restricting use of the app and, unintentionally, it was enabled for all staff to download without appropriate guidance in place. When enabled, the app records and stores all phone calls made in the mobile device.

The forces took immediate action when the error was identified in March 2020 including removing access to the app, securing evidence and self-referring the breach to the relevant regulators, including the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office (IPCO) and the Information Commissioner’s Office. The Crown Prosecution Service was also made aware.

A thorough internal audit was carried out to establish the number of officers and staff across both Surrey Police and Sussex Police who downloaded the app, the extent to which they used it and the quantity and nature of any material which may have been recorded.

This established that the app was used on 432 phones and that those phones held audio files. The audit also established that 1,024 officers and staff had downloaded the app.

Of these, four users had recordings on their devices which fell within the category of “users who have identified recording(s) that are evidence of an offence that is or was under investigation”.

Three of these related to criminal cases and each of the investigating officers was contacted and advised to ensure that the CPS was informed of the existence of these calls, in accordance with the Criminal Procedures & Investigations Act 1996.

Further enquiries established that only one of these could have had a potential impact if the case progressed to trial.

Both force Professional Standards Departments were fully involved in the findings. At no point was any risk or harm to any data subject identified.

All officers and staff who had downloaded the app were directed to delete any calls they had recorded without listening to them. The app and any files were removed and all mobile devices were reset to ensure that all the files were permanently deleted.

The ICO report also outlined a number of recommendations, the majority which have already been implemented.

A new governance process was put in place, ensuring that all new apps are compliant with current legislation before being made available. All staff are provided with instructions and data protection guidance in respect of the use of any apps via a message which appears on the front screen of all devices. 

All existing policies and procedures have been reviewed to ensure that adequate consideration has been given to data subject rights during the processing of personal data.

Both forces use the College of Policing approved package in relation to data protection training, and it is mandatory for all staff to complete an annual refresher.

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Fiona Macpherson explained: “Police management of personal data is vital and we take rigorous measures to ensure this.

“This case exposed a lack of governance around use of this digital application, and this is regrettable.

“As soon as the error was reported, we took urgent action to ensure that this did not happen again. We initiated a review of all applications available on the corporate Google Play Store to ensure that there are no other applications that may have had similar functionality. A robust process is now in place to ensure any new requests for mobile apps are subject to appropriate due diligence and scrutiny.

“Steps were also taken to mitigate the situation by establishing how many officers had downloaded the app, the extent of their use of the app and any potential impact on upcoming legal proceedings. Officers and staff were also given clear instructions to delete any conversations they had recorded without listening to them.

“We also referred the matter proactively to the two regulatory bodies, ICO and IPCO, for their consideration and have fully complied with their directions.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A dad from Epsom is taking on a 3,900 km bike ride from Helsinki to Epsom in memory of his son.

Sepp Hall was diagnosed with a late stage and rare type of brain tumour at just 11 months old,

Between  5 and 10 children in the UK are diagnosed with Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumour with only a 30% chance of survival.

He has launched a website detailing his fundraiser, click here to find out more. 

Sam Hall talks to Jacqui Kerr about his son and the challenge. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

People across Kensington and Chelsea are now able to see exactly where they are on the council housing waiting list

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

It’s believed a house fire in Fulham was caused by an electrical fault

A man was rescued by the brigade from the house on Radipole Road at around 4pm yesterday.

Part of the basement of a mid-terraced house was damaged, and the man was rescued from the second floor using a ladder.

There are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

Sterling's risen on the back of figures which show that pay growth was higher than forecast

Regular wages, excluding bonuses, was up by 6.6% between December and February - but down by 3.4% when inflation's taken into account.

The number of job vacancies is down, and the rate of unemployment is unexpectedly up slightly at 3.8%.

Crime minister and Croydon South MP Chris Philp is not concerned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has spent nearly £200,000 of grant money on improvements to the Wormwood Scrubs green space

It’s the borough’s largest outdoor green space, and is separate to the prison. 

The money has been spent on refurbishing rundown paths and installing new play equipment like a zip wire and trampoline. 

The Scrubs’ three main entrances have also been redesigned and rebuilt to improve accessibility.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

ULEZ cameras in Kingston and Cheam are reportedly being stolen or vandalised

The Evening Standard reports that more than 50 are believed to have been targeted by protesters. 

TfL says all incidents are reported to the police and that vandalism is “unacceptable”. 

The operator is planning to install 2,750 cameras across Greater London to support ULEZ expansion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

Do you enjoy listening to traditional choral music in a beautiful awe-inspiring setting? That's the question St Mary's Church in Long Ditton is asking.

The four-part choir at St Mary's is made up of around twenty junior choristers and adults and performs on the third Sunday of every month at 6pm. 

Favourite composers whose music they've sung in recent months include Vaughan Williams, Sumsion, Aston, Howells, Haydn, Joubert, Ayleward, Stanford and Byrd.

The choir members say they love what they do and "feel this is an incredibly important tradition to continue".

They're asking people to go along and share in the music.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

A new sexual health services has launched in Hounslow for young people up to the age of 24.

It provides free information, guidance and support on all aspects of sexual health including contraception and relationships. 

It’s been launched in partnership with national social care provider Turning Point. 

The new service will replace the existing young people’s sexual health outreach service previously provided by Brook.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

A man was seriously assaulted in Epsom on Sunday morning.

Police were called at around 2am after reports that the victim had been assaulted in an alleyway on Horton Hill. 

The man was approached by a suspect wearing a balaclava and riding a bike. 

The victim was hit over the head and remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

Artists are set to boost cancer research at the University of Surrey by auctioning more than 100 pieces of their work.

The online auction, which is being led by the Prostate Project charity, will end at 6pm on the 5th of May. 

Funds raised will help further the work of the University’s cancer team in developing new targeted prostate cancer drugs. 

A new PhD student position will also be created to research the increased incidence of prostate cancer in black men. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

A man has been rescued from a house fire in Fulham

The brigade was called to Radipole Road at around 4pm yesterday. 

Part of the basement of a mid-terraced house was damaged, and the man was rescued from the second floor using a ladder. 

The cause is under investigation and there are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Time is running out to bring one of Britain’s most prestigious medals back to its original home in Wimbledon

Arthur Scarf was the recipient of the only Victoria Cross awarded to the Royal Air Force during fighting in the Far East in WWII. 

The former Dunmore Road resident’s medal sold at auction, but the RAF Museum has been given the opportunity to buy it back. 

A gofundme page with the #SaveTheScarfVC has been set up with £660,000 needed by April the 30th. Click here to view it.

Wimbledon resident Alex Lawrence wants the VC to go on display in the town. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Merton Council says it will not be renaming any streets that have historic links with the slave trade

Nevertheless, councillors are asking residents how they want those links recognised. 

A public consultation has been launched so people can voice their opinions about how the roads in question should be acknowledged.

Three of the roads are all in or around Wimbledon Village; Drax Avenue, Maryatt Road and Burghley Road.  

Residents are being asked if they’d like a QR code installed under the street signs which will link to their online history.  

Other proposals include plaques, booklets and an exhibition detailing the particular roads’ links with the slave trade. 

The council says for private roads, like Drax Avenue, the outcome of the consultation will only be a suggestion. 

The consultation is running until May the 31st. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Monday 17 April 2023

Kingston Council is trying to move an illegal traveller camp from a commercial trading area in the borough.

We’re told the authority has been in contact with the freeholder of Fairfield Trading Park in Hogsmill Lane to work out the next steps. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

A woman has been taken to hospital after a flat fire in Kingston.

Part of a three-roomed ground floor flat in a three-storey block was destroyed.

One man was rescued by fire crews and two further adults left the building before the brigade arrived.

The cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

A teenage boy has been convicted of the murder of a 15-year-old In Croydon.

The 17-year-old was also found guilty of possession of a bladed article.

He is due to be sentenced at the end of May.

Zaian Aimable-Lina was stabbed to death near Ashburton Park in December 2021 and died at the scene. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Spring COVID-19 booster pop up clinic coming to Twickenham to mark World Immunisations Week

On Friday the 28th of April, eligible residents will be able to access their spring booster without an appointment at a pop-up clinic at York House in Twickenham.

The pop-up clinic will be held from 10.30am to 2.30pm, and the spring booster will be offered to:

  • Adults aged 75 years and older
  • Individuals aged 5 years and over with a weakened immune system

Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11 will also be available.

A nurse will be present to provide information about routine childhood immunisations, such as the polio and MMR vaccines, to help increase understanding and importance of these immunisations, and answer any questions parents or residents might have about these vaccines.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a collision in Epsom

Officers were called to Ashley Road, near the War Memorial, just before 2am on Saturday. 

A single red Honda Civic had crashed, and the driver was taken to hospital. 

Anyone who saw anything is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Two men have been taken to hospital following a stabbing in New Malden High Street

Emergency crews were called to the junction of Blagdon Road at around 11.40 last night. 

A 31-year-old is in a life threatening condition and his family has been informed.

A 28-year-old is in a non life threatening condition.

There have been no arrests so far.

Any witnesses who are yet to speak with police and anyone with information should call 101 and quote CAD 7447/16apr. To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers.’

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 am  

Nurses' leaders are calling for renewed pay talks, despite ministers insisting they've made a "full and final" offer

Members of the RCN in England are due to walk out for 48 hours over the first Bank Holiday in May.

The head of the RCN says there are no plans for co-ordinated action with junior doctors.

Tory chairman and Chelsea MP Greg Hands admits it'll affect patient care:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes was pleased with the way her players came through their first game after the international break to reach the Women's FA Cup final

The holders' 1-nil victory at Aston Villa sets up a clash with Manchester United next month at Wembley.

Chelsea are bidding to win the competition for the third year in a row but Hayes insists that doesn't make it any less special, due to how special the competition is.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Sunday 16 April 2023

Wandsworth town centre’s Post Office is to move . . . a few hundred yards from its current base.

It will relocate from its home in the High Street to the old TSB bank from the 1st of June. 

All current services will be retained, and the site will be open for 14 extra hours every week.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

Kingston Council’s partnered with the London festival Architecture to launch a new design competition.

The competition is looking for designs that will create an inclusive and attractive public space in the heart of the town centre. 

Six Shortlisted teams will be announced, and entries will be displayed as part of an exhibition in New Malden that everyone can attend.

Its hoped that it will support New Malden’s high street recovery. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

People in Wandsworth who want to make their views on the town’s air quality officially known, only have until tomorrow to do so

The Citizen’s Assembly, a group of randomly selected residents, will host their last meeting next weekend.

The group hears from experts, discusses what can be done to improve air quality and will make recommendations to the council.

Anyone who lives or works in Wandsworth is being invited to share their thoughts and comments online before tomorrow’s deadline.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Planning is underway to build a new intensive care unit in the centre of Kingston Hospital

The new building will comprise four levels as well as car parking on the ground floor.

Construction will begin early next year and is estimated to take around 16 months to complete subject to approval.

Patients and nearby residents are being invited to an information event on Thursday at 6pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

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