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Saturday 29 April 2023

England Women make history at Twickenham Stadium


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Half-Time at Twickenham Stadium: England 33 - 0 France


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Women's Six Nations decider at Twickenham Stadium: England vs France


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

The Prince and Princess of Wales are celebrating their first wedding anniversary in their new royal titles.
William and Kate, the former Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, married at Westminster Abbey on this day in 2011. 

The Appliqué, or ornamental needlework for Kate’s dress, was created and applied by embroiderers at The Royal School of Needlework. 

Dr Susan Kay-Williams is chief executive of the school, which is based in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A former Surrey Police Community Support Officer has been sentenced to six years in prison.

William Redwood, 24, pleaded guilty to indecent image offences involving children.

The victims were aged between 12 and 17 years old at the time the offences were committed.

Redwood joined Surrey Police as a PCSO based in Runnymede in October 2019.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Putney’s Cameron Norrie begins his campaign at the Madrid Open tennis championship later.

The British number one takes on Japan’s Yosuke Watanuki.

Dan Evans is also back in action after he reach the semi-finals in Barcelona.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Brentford manager Thomas Frank admits the thought of being the best team in west London is an enjoyable one.

They go into today’s match against Nottingham Forest ahead of both Chelsea and Fulham in the Premier League.

Frank has said he would love to finish above their neighbours.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Cyclists are being allowed to travel in both directions down some one-way streets in Wandsworth.

Four roads, which usually only see traffic travelling in one direction, will now allow people on bikes to travel in both directions.

The signage and road markings in these roads have been improved to make them safe for pedestrians. 

The council says the contraflows will be closely monitored over the coming months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

It’s crunch time in the women’s 6-nations.

England are just a single point ahead of their rivals France as they go head-to-head at Twickenham this afternoon.

Head Coach of the Red Roses, Simon Middleton, takes charge of his final game – a win would secure the Grand Slam title.

Kick-off is at 1pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Heathrow is allegedly still preserving the land where it wanted to build a third runway.

Plans to expand the airport remain on ice after being paused at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Richmond Park’s MP, Sarah Olney, says she has been told the land is being kept from development.

Ms Olney claims this means the airport has been unable to increase its efficiency by moving terminals or building infrastructure. 

We’ve contacted Heathrow for comment. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday 28 April 2023

Six people from Surbiton will take to the skies in a charity wing walk on Sunday.

The team will stand on the wings of a World War Two biplane as it soars through the sky at speeds of up to 110mph.

They’re hoping to raise £5,000 for Momentum Children’s Charity. 

The East Molesey based charity supports families of seriously ill children both in hospital and at home. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Strike action at Chessington World of Adventures has been called off.

It would have shut more than half of the rides during the bank holiday weekend.

Members of Unite have accepted an improved pay offer.

A spokesperson for the park says it “delivers for both the business and Unite members”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Police in Balham are inviting women and girls to walk and talk about their safety concerns in the area.

The foot patrol aims to address the concerns of women and their safety and to answer any questions the public might have.

The walk and talk initiative involves female officers buddying up with women to hear their first-hand their experiences and worries.

The event takes place on the 2nd of May from 17:30-18:30 in the evening, starting from Balham Library.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A youth cricket centre in Isleworth says it is in talks with the sport’s governing body, the ECB, to keep its logo.

Middlesex School’s Cricket has been asked by Middlesex Cricket to stop using its name and logo which both bear similar resemblances.

Middlesex Cricket has said in a previous statement that it is “irrefutably” distancing itself from the organisation. 

But the school’s club says its logo was run by their head of commercial who approved the move in writing.

Middlesex Cricket says it voiced concerns when it found out about the organisation in 2021.

Bosses were worried it would lead to incorrect assumptions that their organisations were in some way affiliated which is “categorically not the case”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police in Chertsey are urging residents to ensure their vehicles are secure after a spate of attempted van thefts in the area.

Officers are looking into sightings of a black Nissan during one attempted theft in the town centre.

They’re reminding residents to keep vehicle windows closed, use appropriate locks and register valuable tools.

Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity in the area is urged to contact police. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man from Croydon has been charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles and to possess criminal property.

27 year old Harry Sales and three others have been charged with car thefts across Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Thames Valley and London.

He’s also been charged with possession of a shotgun without a certificate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A teenager’s admitted filming himself attacking three girls in Isleworth.

The 15-year-old, who can't be named, added a swastika on one of the videos, which showed him throwing liquid in the victims' faces last year.

He's also confessed to owning a bomb-making manual.

The boy will be sentenced next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man’s pleaded not guilty to murdering a Metropolitan Police officer.

Louis De Zoysa is accused of shooting dead Matthew Ratana at a custody centre in Croydon in 2020.

The 25-year-old will now face trial at Northampton Crown Court in June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Police have released an image of a missing teen from Feltham.


13 year old Jaydan hasn’t been seen since Wednesday.

It’s believed she frequently visits Hounslow and Bedfont.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Chelsea women's manager Emma Hayes says she's "proud but disappointed" after their Champions League campaign ended with a 2-1 aggregate defeat to Barcelona

They went out despite holding the Catalan giants to a 1-all draw in the second leg of their semi-final in Spain.

Barcelona will face Arsenal or Wolfsburg, with their tie locked at 2-all going into Monday's second leg.

Hayes insists the damage was done in the first game at Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

The first new maps of the new London “Superloop” bus network have been unveiled

It’ll reportedly include a more frequent X26 between Croydon and Heathrow.

It’s being introduced to give people transport alternatives once the ULEZ is expanded across greater London.

The plans are out for consultation on the TfL website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

Around 130,000 civil servants are striking in a long-running dispute over pay

Members of the Battersea-based Public and Commercial Services Union are walking out at government departments, as well as at other organisations, including the Border Force. 

The government’s offered a 3% rise - but employees want 10%, as well as improved pensions and job security.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

A woman from Sutton is one of only a few thousand people who has been chosen to take part in this year’s CoppaFeel! trek

The charity promotes early detection of breast cancer, by encouraging women under 30 to regularly check their breasts.

 All those who are taking part in the 5-day trek in the French Alps in September have a connection to the disease. 

Gerri Marris, who is hoping to raise £2,700, explains why she thinks she got through the application process. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

A report's found the Met Police could be missing murders because it still hasn't learned lessons after mistakes in catching serial killer Stephen Port

He's serving a life sentence for drugging and killing four men at his east London home between 2014 and 2015.

Matt Parr - His Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary - says history "could repeat itself".

The Met's new Commissioner, Sir Mark Rowley, insists he's committed to "getting the basics right".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Four men have been charged with the murder of 22-year-old Tyrese Miller in Mitcham

Mr Miller died of a gunshot wound to the chest on Croydon Road on April the 4th.

Two teenagers and two 20-year-olds are due to appear before magistrates later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Thursday 27 April 2023

A major railway boss says he isn’t aware of any lobbying for minimum service levels during strikes.

The controversial law would see some staff forced to keep working, which could include signallers and train drivers.

RMT Union boss Mick Lynch says it could lead to spontaneous “wildcat” walkouts.

Managing Director of Cross County Trains, Tom Joyner, had this to say about lobbying reports when questioned by Brentford MP Ruth Cadbury.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 pm  

A self-service system has been introduced to a library in South Croydon.

Trialled by Croydon Council, Selsdon Library has been fitted with Open+ computer technology to provide longer opening times.

The system allows registered members to access the building using their library card and PIN code when the service is not being staffed.  

This will allow more opportunities to borrow books and use computers for those who can’t make it during normal opening hours.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

This year’s Epsom Derby is due to be hit by a rail strike.

Drivers will walk out on the 12th and 31st of May, as well as the 3rd of June, Derby Day, in a long-running dispute over pay.

The Derby is already having to start earlier than planned to avoid clashing with the FA Cup final.

It will run at 1.30 instead of the traditional 4.30. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 pm  

Merton Council has given the go ahead for a 9 storey tower block above Wimbledon Chase Station.

Residents against the plans had argued the development would significantly reduce light in nearby homes.

They also claimed it was too large and dense a development for the area. 

The build will include 12 affordable flats out of approximately 80. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 pm  

Ten people remain in custody after a fatal stabbing in Brentford yesterday morning.

Officers have arrested seven men and three women, whose ages range from their mid-teens to their early 60s, on suspicion of murder.

Police were called just after 5 o’clock to reports of intruders at an address in Brentwick Gardens; they found a man dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination is due to be carried out.

They’re urging anyone with any information to contact them on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Zippos Circus has had its permit revoked after Streatham Common was damaged.

Lambeth Council has taken the action saying appropriate ground protection was not used to move equipment onto the site.

The authority is working to restore the common so planned events over the next few weeks can go ahead. 

Zippos was due to be on Streatham Common until Monday. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Sutton Council has launched a formal petition against the ULEZ expansion.

The authority has been calling on the Mayor of London to halt his plans and is refusing to cooperate with its installation. 

Councillors, including leader Ruth Dombey, claim Sadiq Khan has so far refused to visit the town to hear residents’ concerns.

A judicial review of the scheme granted by the High Court is due to take place in July.  
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police are trying to locate a missing teenager from Hammersmith.

15 year old Eyman was last seen on Saturday the 22nd of April.

Both his family and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

A £1 million youth fund has been launched for children in Hammersmith and Fulham to mark the King’s Coronation.

It reflects King Charles’s “dedication” through The Prince’s Trust to improving the lives of disadvantaged young people.

Half of the fund will be allocated to sports and leisure infrastructure projects.

The money will also support running costs for events, refurbishment projects, equipment, staff and volunteer expenses. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The day of the FA Cup final and the Derby at Epsom is due to be hit by rail strikes.

Drivers will walk out on the 12th and 31st of May, as well as the 3rd of June, in a long-running dispute over pay.

The ASLEF union says it's rejected an offer from 16 train companies.

One of those is Avanti West Coast, which fans of Manchester City and Manchester United would use to get to Wembley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Levi Bellfield has reportedly signed a confession letter to the murders of Lin and Megan Russell in Kent in 1996.

The 54 year old is already serving life behind bars for the kidnap and murder of Milly Dowler in 2002.

He also attacked and killed Marsha McDonnell in Hampton in 2003 and Amelie Delagrange on Twickenham Green in 2004. 

Michael Stone, who was jailed in 1998 for the Russell murders, has always maintained his innocence. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A mother from Isleworth is visiting the blood plasma donation centre in Twickenham to meet the people who saved her life

Kate George receives weekly infusions to boost her immune system. 

She says that without it, she would have lost her child during pregnancy. 

Pamela Antoinette, from the centre, says they’re “very proud” to meet someone whose life has been saved. 

The NHS is campaigning for more than 1,000 new donors in London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

Pupils from St Mary’s Primary in Battersea have taken to the streets to ask drivers to turn off their engines while waiting

They handed out leaflets and talked to motorists about how idling affects pollution levels. 

St Mary’s new anti-idling awareness exercise aims to reduce vehicle exhaust emissions.  

A ‘superzone’, funded by the GLA and involving air quality monitors, has been created around the school. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

Ten people remain in custody after being arrested by murder squad detectives investigating the death of a man in Brentford

Officers were called to reports of intruders at a property yesterday morning.

The victim was found in the street - he died at the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Wednesday 26 April 2023

It's understood the King has turned down an offer from Heathrow to have Terminal 5 named after him.

A source has told the Times it's due to "environmental considerations".

The paper says instead, the airport will mark the coronation with a commemorative luggage tag.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A woman from Worcester Park is among 11 who have been convicted of being part of a cash smuggling ring.

The group smuggled more than £104m in suitcases from the UK to Dubai.

The couriers would receive around £3,000 a trip and communicated on a Whatsapp group called “Sunshine and Lollipops”.

Other couriers remain under investigation and the trial continues for those who have just been found guilty.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital following a house fire in Feltham.

Emergency crews were called to Sandy Drive just after 1pm yesterday.

Three people left the property before the brigade arrived.

The cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Detectives investigating a murder in Mitcham have made three arrests.

Tyrese Miller was shot dead in Croydon Road at around 2am on April the 4th.

The three men, aged 18, 19 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of murder this morning and remain in custody.

Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A Met Police officer from Tooting has pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children.

51 year old Darren Hourigan, who is attached to the South Area Command Unit, was charged by post last November and suspended. 

He admitted three counts and will be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court in July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

This year's Epsom Derby looks to have been brought forward from its original start time.

The premier Classic, which takes place on June the third, will now begin three hours earlier.

It’s to avoid a clash with the FA Cup final, according to racecourse owners, the Jockey Club.

The Derby's been run at 4.30 on all but one occasion since 2015.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

It's understood Chelsea are closing in on appointing Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager - with an announcement expected within the next week.

Frank Lampard is likely to remain as caretaker manager until the end of the season - and leads the team in tonight's Premier League game with Brentford.

These fans at Stamford Bridge are hopeful former Tottenham boss Pochettino can help return the club to former glories.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

Police are searching for a missing man from Chertsey.

29 year old Jack was last heard from by his family on April the 11th.

He is described as 5ft 11 in height, with brown hair and brown eyes and has a beard and moustache. 

He no longer wears a nose ring and is of slimmer build.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Tesco in Brooklands remains closed while they try to resolve a “environmental health” situation.

It’s been agreed to store will remain closed until the issue is resolved. 

They haven’t yet disclosed the nature of the problem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Seven men has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Brentford this morning.

Police were called just after 5 o’clock to reports of intruders at an address in Brentwick Gardens.

When they arrived at the property, they found a man on the street with knife injuries; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out.

All seven suspects remain in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

19 of Sunday’s London Marathon runners have raised an impressive £50,000 for a charity in North Cheam.

St Raphael’s Hospice has been providing care to people across Sutton and Merton from its base and in the community for over 30 years.

It costs over £6 million a year to operate, relying heavily on public donations, legacies and fundraising to keep it going.

Sunday’s running supporters included a GP, school-teacher and one man who had travelled all the way from Texas to run on its behalf.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Heathrow says it's still losing money even though passenger numbers were up 74% to £16.9 million in the first three months of this year.

The airport's operator blames the passenger fee it charges airlines, saying it's been set too low by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Shareholders are being warned not to expect a dividend in 2023.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

A member of staff has died at a recycling centre in Wandsworth.

The man, in his 40s, passed away at the Smugglers Way facility on Monday.

The Met Police says it is not treating the incident as suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Retail giant Westfield has bought out its partner in the Croydon Partnership, paving the way for regeneration in the town centre

Hammerson has sold its 50% stake, which includes the Whitgift and Centrale shopping centres. 

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield will work with the council to “develop a new masterplan”. 

It’s unclear how much Hammerson sold for, but the company’s share price crashed during the pandemic and has never recovered.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

The Home Office says a promise to recruit 20,000 more police officers in England and Wales has been met

The pledge was made in the Conservatives' 2019 election manifesto, to help cut crime.

It means the numbers are back to 2010 levels - before Tory-led austerity drives led to cutbacks.

Croydon Central MP and Shadow Policing Minister Sarah Jones says the Tories have “decimated” policing.

She adds that “a rushed recruitment where corners have been cut all over the place is not something the country should be grateful for. “

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

19% of Merton’s total greenhouse gas emissions come from petrol and diesel vehicles

That’s according to the council which says it is exploring more ways to encourage residents to switch to electric vehicles. 

The authority says it wants to make it easier for people to make the switch to owning, renting or sharing one. 

But automotive presenter Nicola Hume says it’s not a lack of willingness that is preventing people from going electric.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

A wildlife camera network is being installed across Kingston

Images of the borough’s creatures will be collected and analysed by the Institute of Zoology. 

The information gathered will help the council better understand what can be done to help Kingston’s wildlife thrive. 

The project follows in the footsteps of Hogwatch which works to halt the decline of the area’s hedgehog population

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

A young person has been seen firing at birds and a cat in Addlestone

Runnymede Police say that at around 4.40pm on Monday, the person was seen using a catapult in Chapel Park Road. 

They’re asking parents who see any evidence of bragging about such things on their child’s social media to contact them. 

The force says they’ll speak to the schools and identity participants.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Tuesday 25 April 2023

The maternity services at St Peter’s Hospital are going to be offering gas and air again.

It was temporarily suspended last month, since issues with ventilation could have proved a safety hazard for staff.

The trust has since started using destruction units, which remove the nitrous oxide from the room and breaks it down.

It also says it aims to provide longer term solutions, such as improving the ventilation systems within the maternity service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Richmond Park’s MP is leading calls to reinstate a police station in Richmond town centre.

Sovereign Gate in Kew Road closed in 2017 and police officers were rehomed two miles away across the river in Twickenham. 

Lib Dem Sarah Olney claims that since the closure, residents have reported a rise in car thefts, burglaries, and anti-social behaviour. 

At the time of the closure, it was estimated the move would save the Met nearly £590,000 per year.

That’s the equivalent of 11 police officers.

 Ms Olney has now launched a petition to bring Sovereign Gate back into use.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man is in hospital after being stabbed in Stanwell.

It’s believed the incident happened between 8.45 and 9.15 on Sunday evening at the junction of Hadrian Way and Elizabethan Way.

Police were called at 10:30pm and are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage in the area to come forward.

The victim was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Ukrainian tennis players competing at Wimbledon this summer are to receive significant financial support from organisers.

They'll be put up in hotels for free and have access to training facilities.

Despite the ongoing war in Ukraine, the All England Club recently announced it will end its ban of Russian and Belarusians from competing, though they'll do so as neutrals.

Chairman Ian Hewitt says that wasn't taken lightly.

1-pound of every ticket sold will also be donated to Ukrainian relief.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

MPs will force a “binding vote” in the Commons later to take new action on water firms discharging sewage into waterways.

Labour says its intervention comes in the absence of a Government plan to stop the practice.  

The Bill seeks to legally underpin four 'crucial' reduction measures including imposing automatic fines for sewage dumping.

Lib Dem leader and Kingston MP, Sir Ed Davey, wants a comprehensive plan to deal with sewage spills.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Police are searching for a man with links to Stanwell who is wanted in connection with an ongoing investigation.

25-year-old Jason Stone is wanted in connection with an investigation into criminal damage and theft. 

He is described as 5ft 10, and also has links to West Drayton and Hayes.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Fulham boss Marco Silva insists they won't change their approach based on the way other teams set-up

They beat Aston Villa 3-nil at home in the Premier League earlier in the season, but travel to Villa Park tonight with their opponents transformed under head coach Unai Emery.

Silva says he won't be altering his game plan though.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

A group representing builders says the ULEZ is “likely” to affect tradespeople’s willingness to work in London

The Builders Merchants Federation has written to the Mayor of London saying many small builders will see a “hugely significant impact”. 

City Hall says the new £12.50 daily charge on the most polluting vehicles is needed to clean up London’s air. 

The BMF says it could lead to delays, cancellations, and cost uncertainty.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

More parking bays across areas including Clapham and Streatham are to be “repurposed” for community use

Lambeth Council wants to create 25 more “parklets” over the next year, with 12 coming in the next few months. 

These are parking bays that have been turned into extra seating with tables, cycling storage or planters.  

The authority’s aim is to have one in each of the borough’s districts with residents being invited to nominate bays to be repurposed. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Three women and two children have been rescued from a fire at a block of flats in Battersea

Emergency crews were called just before 4am to Surrey Lane. 

A woman and child were rescued from the 16th floor, while two women and a child were also rescued from the 20th floor. 

The cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Plans for new high-rise homes in Croydon could be held up if suitable accommodation can’t be found for bats

Incorporating roosts for the flying mammals was part of a biodiversity strategy agreed for the redevelopment on Purley Way. 

The council says it’s one of 25 conditions still awaiting compliance. 

134 flats are due to be completed in three blocks between six and ten storeys high.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

A man from Roehampton whose daughter captured the hearts of the nation is asking for help one more time

Two-year-old Margot Martini passed away in 2014 from a rare form of dual-lineage Leukaemia. 

Her plight prompted a worldwide search for a bone marrow donor, leading to 50,000 people signing up to see if they were compatible. 

Now, nearly 10 years on, her father Yaser says more people still need to register for a stem cell kit in the post.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 am  

Monday 24 April 2023

Fulham manager Marco Silva says he's relieved striker Aleksandar Mitrovic will only be suspended for eight games.

The Serbia international was given the ban after he pushed the referee during their FA Cup defeat to Manchester United last month.

A Football Association appeal to have the punishment extended was rejected.

Silva admits he can't wait to have his top scorer back.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Adults in Surrey are more physically active than ever before.

That’s according to the latest figures for the county from Sport England. 

69.9% are doing the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity every week. 

This represents a 3.1% increase on figures from a year ago and beats the previous pre-pandemic high of 69%.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Young families in Southfields are being asked to take part in an online consultation to select the best design for a playground revamp.

Parents and children are being asked to choose from three designs for a new look play area in Coronation Gardens. 

The designs have been created following feedback from an earlier round of public consultation.

£143,000 has been set aside for the playground’s refurbishment, with a further £30,000 allocated for biodiversity improvements.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Prezzo restaurant chain shutting shop in areas including Epsom, Shepperton and Weybridge.

The Italian restaurant chain Prezzo is to close 46 of its venues, putting 810 jobs at risk. 

The locations of eateries going include Weybridge, Shepperton and Epsom. 

The private equity firm behind the business says the post-Covid recovery has "proved harder" than it hoped. 

Bosses say it's partly because of soaring energy and food costs. 

It'll affect a large number of high-street sites, leaving 97 restaurants in its portfolio.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A 71-year-old man from Croydon has been jailed for 40 months by a judge at the Old Bailey.

Patrick Dynan was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, after stabbing a 40 year old man last April. 

Dynan and the victim were drinking and playing pool at the Broad Green Tavern in West Croydon when the attack happened.

They had got into an argument over the pool table. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm  

A man has died following a fire in Streatham.

The Brigade was called to Buckleigh Road at 10 minutes past midnight on Friday morning.

Firefighters rescued the man from the ground-floor and took him to hospital alongside another person, where he later died.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police are urgently trying to locate a missing child from Croydon.

12 year old Shania was reported missing from the area yesterday morning at 2:42.

She was last seen wearing a black crop top, bottoms, a jean jacket and red and white trainers.

Her hair is now long blonde/ginger.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

A woman and two children have escaped a house fire in Twickenham

The blaze broke out in Morley Road just after 8 last night.

Half of the ground floor and part of the first floor was destroyed by  the fire.

The woman and children were treated for smoke inhalation. 

The cause is under investigation by the Brigade’s investigators and the Met Police. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Dog-walkers in Richmond and Bushy Parks are being reminded they must keep their animals on a lead throughout the Month of May

The month is expected to see the births of more than 300 deer in herds living in two of the royal parks.

The mandatory use-of leashes for dogs began four years ago.

Rangers say the deer have become less nervous since the introduction. 

All park visitors are being urged not to approach the dear during the birthing season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Sir Mo Farah is targeting September's Great North Run as his final competitive race before retiring, after finishing the London Marathon in ninth place

Britain's most decorated long-distance runner, who began his career as a teenager in Feltham and Hounslow, is also hoping to compete in the Great Manchester 10k in May.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Chessington World of Adventures is to be hit by a series of strikes over the coming Bank Holiday weekends

Maintenance engineers are planning a series of walk-outs over the Spring holiday season beginning on Friday.

Their union, Unite, says the stoppages could cause disruption to rides.

It’s seeking a 13.5% pay increase for the engineers, in line with the retail price index.

Chessington’s owners say additional safety staff will be on hand to keep the park open as usual.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Sunday 23 April 2023

Sutton Council is inviting residents to give their views on the extension of the Ultra Low Emissions Zone in a meeting taking place tonight.

Sutton Council has come out against the expansion and said it will not support it unless public transport in the borough is improved, the scrappage scheme is expanded, and the scheme is delayed until the cost-of-living crisis is over.

Tickets to attend the debate will be made available from 6pm on the day at Sutton Central Library, and the meeting is also available to watch online.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is pressing ahead with the launch of the scheme at the end of August to "clean up London's air."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

Today is a special London Marathon for Ellisons Fund for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

Woody, who has spent time in the Army Aviation Core in Battersea as a Helicopter pilot, was running in memory of Jason’s son Ellison Dawes.

We caught up with Woody after his run today.

To support the fundraisers go to
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 pm  

Harlequins Head Coach Tabai Matson comments on 35-45 defeat to Bath Rugby at Twickenham Stadium


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm  

A Scottish airliner is to increase its presence from London’s Heathrow Airport.


Loganair is to move its flights from London Stanstead and London City following the collapse of the airline Flybe.

It will see 30 flights from British Airways at Heathrow Terminal 2 to City of Derry, Dundee, Isle of Man, Kirkwall and Sumburgh. 

Loganair  will also have the first-ever direct service between London Heathrow and City of Derry.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

15 School Streets aimed at children travel safety will be live in Richmond soon.

 A school street is when the roads around a school are closed to motor vehicles to become a pedestrian and cycle zone.

The lanes will remain open to road residents, and will operate during term time, Monday to Friday, for one hour at 8:15am and 2:45pm.

Following the successful trial period in 2022, the scheme is also expected to contribute to reduced local pollution.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

Kingston’s Deputy Mayor will be joining Mayors from other councils across London on the famous Whittington Walk today

Nicola Nardelli will retrace the steps of the former Lord Mayor of London Dick Whittington who is remembered as a London legend.

She’ll be raising money for the Mayor of Kingston’s charities which include Creative Youth and The Community Brain.

Nicola says she’s thrilled to be taking part in such an historic event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Plans to regenerate Hounslow and Brentford town centres have been given the green light

They both include improved and new green spaces as well as affordable housing.

Hounslow Council say the regeneration is necessary to drive economic growth in the borough.

The plans will also provide specific character-led guidance for future developments to make sure the towns’ characters aren’t lost.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

People are still being urged not to feed or touch any birds in Richmond and Bushy Parks

That’s despite mandatory measures for poultry and captive birds being lifted earlier this week.

Restrictions were introduced for keepers in November by the government following an outbreak of Avian Flu.

The resident pelicans of St James’s Park will also be released back onto the lake after being quarantined in a safe area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Richmond Council’s River Thames Boat Project is looking for new volunteers to join their crew

A recruitment open day will take place on Saturday May 13th at The Barge Dock in Kingston.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 am  

Surrey County Council says a new countywide partnership strategy has been agreed to boost collective efforts to end Violence Against Women and Girls in Surrey

The Surrey Partnership V.A.W.G. or VAWG Strategy has been developed with key partners including survivors, specialist service provision, police, education and health.

An action plan is being developed to support work over the next three years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 am  

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