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Sunday 11 June 2023

Sutton Council have given the green light to develop the former Argos building in Sutton High Street.

The building will be transformed into houses of multiple occupancy to attract young professionals to the area.

The space will have 38 bedrooms, 6 kitchens and space for multiple small restaurants.

All the flats will be rented out and not offered as ‘affordable’ properties.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

Wednesday 24 May 2023

Police have arrested two youths at Norbiton Station after residents reported they were trying to steal bikes in broad daylight.

Officers were called just after 1pm yesterday after it was alleged the pair were using an angle grinder. 

One suspect was detained in a nearby road in possession of an angle grinder and pedal cycle. 

The second suspect dumped the bike he had and ran off but was later arrested. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Tuesday 23 May 2023

Sutton's Jack Draper's continued his comeback from injury by reaching the quarter-finals of the Lyon Open.

The world number 53, who's returning from an abdominal problem, got past Serbia's Miomir Kecmanovic in straight sets.

He'll face Argentine Francisco Cerundolo next.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Esher and Walton’s Conservative MP Dominic Raab will not stand at next year’s general election.

The former Prime Minister, who has held the seat since 2010, is blaming concerns about the pressure on his family for the decision.

It’s a constituency the Lib Dems are actively canvassing with contender Monica Harding hoping to take the reins for the party. 

Lib Dem leader, Ed Davey, says they have a real chance of winning the seat which has been blue since the 80s. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man from Wandsworth who played a key role in a £4 million investment scam has been jailed for seven years.

More than 40 victims were scammed after they were offered attractive financial investment returns between 2013 and 2017.

39 year old Jonathan Allard pleaded guilty to one count of fraud.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

An 18-year-old has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Isleworth.

Ashley De Sousa Araujo from Feltham will appear at the Central Criminal Court next month.

The 27-year-old victim was found last Wednesday on London Road.

His injuries are not life threatening or life changing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A campaign has launched to keep a specialist cancer care centre at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Both St George’s and Evelina London Children’s Hospital have put forward bids to house the new centre.

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan says it will lead to cuts to services locally and dilute the amount of specialist knowledge.

Both options will go out for consultation, and services are not expected to move until 2026.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Monica Harding is the Lib Dem hoping to win the seat of Esher and Walton at next year’s elections.

It follows the news current MP, Dominic Raab, will stand down. 

Mr Raab was first elected in May 2010 with an 18,593 majority, although this was cut to just 2,743 in the May 2019 election.

Ms Harding explains why she feels the Lib Dems have been so successful in the area which has been blue since the 80s. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

South Western Railway is banning e-scooters from its trains and stations from next month.

The operator says its bringing in the rule due to safety concerns around batteries catching fire.

However, e-bikes and electric wheelchairs will still be permitted.

The London Underground has also banned them due to the alleged fire risk.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A disciplinary panel’s decided a former Met Police officer is guilty of gross misconduct for not properly investigating flashing reports made against Wayne Couzens.

Samantha Lee didn't make the 'correct inquiries' over two incidents reported at a McDonald's in Kent in February 2021.

That was  just weeks before he kidnapped arah Everard from the streets of Clapham and murdered her. 

Ms Lee was also found to have lied about parts of the investigation.

If she was still a serving employee she would’ve been dismissed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

A driver has pleaded guilty to killing a woman and her dogs on Chelsea Embankment.

27-year-old Laszlo Dancs admitted drink and drug driving, and causing the death of 41-year-old Olivia Riley in May last year.

She was the stepdaughter of Lucinda Riley, who wrote the Seven Sisters book series.

Dancs will be sentenced at the end of July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A woman has seemingly tried to pull a child away from her mother at a shopping centre in Walton.

On Sunday afternoon, they were in a lift in The Hart, when a woman tried to pull the child by her arm.

The child stayed with her mother and wasn’t hurt.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Merton Council is commissioning its own review of plans to move services away from St Helier Hospital.

Units like maternity and A&E are to move out of the site in Carshalton to a new hospital in the Belmont area of Sutton. 

Hospital bosses are calling on the government to speed up the move.

But Merton’s Labour Council leader, Ross Garrod, says the money should be spent on upgrading St Helier instead. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

People in Kingston claim they haven’t been consulted on plans for water abstraction at Teddington Weir

Thames Water wants to take up to 150 million litres of water a day from Teddington and transfer it to reservoirs in Lee Valley.

The company will replace the water with “highly treated” effluence from Modgen Sewage Works.

If the plan goes ahead, construction for the project will take place on Ham Lands. 

This means several thousand journeys by HGVs, will travel partly along residential roads through Kingston. 

People in Richmond have been contacted by Thames Water about the plans at every step, but Kingston’s residents claim they have not.   

We’ve contacted Thames Water for comment. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

People in Putney say the closure of Hammersmith and Wandsworth Bridges will channel more traffic through the town

Hammersmith Bridge has been closed to vehicles since 2019 while Wandsworth Bridge is to close for 10 weeks in July. 

Wandsworth Council says the works are being done at the quietest time of the year to help ease disruption. 

Research by traffic company INRIX earlier this year concluded that Putney High Street was on the most congested route in the UK.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection to muggings in Tooting

Police say that on three occasions, the victims arranged to buy graphics cards via a social media marketplace. 

They were then robbed of their cash by three people in balaclavas brandishing weapons. 

Two of the suspects are aged 18, and the other 17, and have been charged with possession of offensive weapons and attempted robbery.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab won't be running for parliament again at the next election

He resigned from the cabinet last month after a report found he'd bullied officials.

The former deputy prime minister's become the 37th Conservative MP to announce plans to retire from politics.

He says it's partly because he's concerned about the pressure on his young family.

The Sun's political editor Harry Cole says the polls will have been a factor too.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Monday 22 May 2023

Paddleboarders are to once again join the battle against plastic pollution on the Thames.

After a two-year break due to Covid, the “Get on Board” event is back.

It will see boarders collecting plastic as they paddle between Kew and Richmond.

The event starts at 11am on Thursday the 22nd June setting off from Kew Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The Princess of Wales has made a surprise appearance at the Chelsea Flower Show.

The annual event launches to the public tomorrow but previews are taking place.

Kate attended the event’s first ever Children’s Picnic. 

A “Royal Tribute Garden” will include flowers that reflect both the late Queen and the King Charles III’s plan tastes. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Stormzy has been given the Freedom of the Borough of Croydon.

The singer-songwriter, whose real name is Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo, was born and raised in Thornton Heath.

He’s been given the award in recognition of his dedication to music, philanthropy, youth empowerment and mental health issues.

Stormzy was unable to attend the Council meeting to collect the award but sent a video message of thanks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Play streets are coming back to Hammersmith and Fulham.

The scheme allows residents to close their road to traffic for three hours at a time so youngsters can play out.

The council says it’s important neighbours apply together to acquire a traffic order. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Passengers using the Elizabeth Line are now able to travel directly from Essex to Heathrow Airport.

The Crossrail project, costing £19 billion, is officially complete.

Services are operating today from Shenfield in Essex to Terminal 5 for the first time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Pride in Surrey is one of the victims of last week’s devastating warehouse fire in Byfleet.

Access Self Storage in Oyster Lane went up in flames on Thursday evening.

Although no one was injured, thousands of items belonging to hundreds of people have been destroyed. 

Sam is a volunteer at pride in Surrey; he explains the impact the blaze has had on the group.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

The King and Queen are due to visit the Chelsea Flower Show today.

The annual event launches to the public tomorrow but previews are taking place.

The Show will include a memorial garden to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

A “Royal Tribute Garden” will include flowers that reflect both the late Queen and the King Charles III’s plant tastes. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

A man who stole from charity shops in the Richmond and Barnes areas has avoided jail.

50-year-old Ricky Elsworthy was charged with four offences, with two counts of burglary where he stole in excess of £10,000.

Police say he continued to commit offences even while on court bail.

He’s been fined just under £500, and has been given an 11-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

Kingston Council is moving ahead with a new energy scheme said to be the first of its kind in England.

The authority’s District Heat Network will connect and supply heat to new homes by using heated waste from sewage treatment works. 

It’s hoped it will reduce carbon emissions, create energy security and combat fuel poverty.

The scheme is being run in partnership with Thames Water.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Statement from Access Self Storage following Thursday's devastating fire in Byfleet

On the 18th of May, Access Self Storage Byfleet experienced a major fire. As a result, all normal services at this site are suspended.

We must ask that the public do not attend the site. Not only are emergency services still in attendance but the remaining structure will be dangerous. At present, we do not know when, if at all, it will be possible for customers to gain access.

However, we can report that no casualties have been reported to us by the fire and rescue services.

At the moment, the cause of the fire is not known, and investigations have begun into the matter.

Customers needing further information please email [email protected] with any questions you may have.

Photo credit: Surrey Fire and Rescue. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Police in Croydon have raised £725 to support homeless veterans

Seven officers completed a 24-hour charity sleep-out during “torrential downpours” to raise money for the Royal British Legion. 

They slept under military and civil style shelters at Bear Wood Scout Campsite in Croydon, and ate military rations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

A man has been arrested in Stanwell as part of an investigation into drug supply

On Wednesday, officers identified a property where a vulnerable person had their house taken over by suspected drug dealers. 

A partial closure order has been put on the property, meaning only certain people are allowed in.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

A man has been jailed for six years after detectives secured vital DNA evidence linking him to a rape in Mortlake in 2004

Having previously been unable to identify the suspect, the case was re-opened following another case in 2018. 

The suspect was identified as Lindell Campbell, who was also known as Tony. 

The victim, a woman in her 20s from America, met Campbell at a pub in Mortlake.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

A woman subjected to controlling coercive behaviour tells of the impact this has had on her life after a man was sentenced for his actions.

22 year old Harry England of Richford Street in Hammersmith was sentenced to a six month, suspended sentence at Isleworth Crown Court after pleading guilty to controlling and coercive behaviour.

He was also ordered to engage in an 18-month Community Order, to attend a ‘building better relationships’ programme. He was ordered to undertake 85 hours of unpaid work. 

A Restraining Order was also put in place until further notice preventing any contact, direct or indirect with the victim.

The victim survivor, said: “Meeting Harry England is the one thing I regret about moving to London. I came here, full of hope and excited about my future. I wanted to make friends and have fun. I came to London to work and experience life, make a career in something I have wanted to do since I was 12-years old.

“When I met Harry, everything changed. His actions broke me. He made me question my faith and trust in people. I have spent the last three years trying to fix what he broke. Re-establishing relationships, learning to trust people, finding healthy ways to deal with stress, working out what life is about and trying to live in a way I can be proud of.

“I am grateful to the police for believing in me and supporting me when I really needed it. I will never be the same girl I was when I first met him, and that saddens me. She was a lot more calm and a lot more forgiving.

“I am slowly learning to love the woman I am now, but I do miss the girl I was.”

The woman was in her late teens when she first met England. During their time together he controlled all aspects of her life and continued to do so after the relationship was over.

He wore her down by the constant questioning and snide comments. He would instigate arguments to make her feel worthless. To keep the peace she avoided her friends and the fun they were having.

He would criticise her behaviour, looks, friends and family. He would also tell her what to wear and frequently tell her she was ‘fat’, at one point she was less than six stone. She became a closed and insular person.

England knew her college timetable and would turn up on several occasions, shouting and behaving in an aggressive manner. She stopped attending her classes.

He would also edit what she wrote on her texts, always looking over her shoulder.

After a few months, the victim ended the relationship with England and informed him to stop contacting her. One day she had over 60 calls from him. This resulted in the victim blocking his number and on social media. He set up fake accounts to try to make contact with her and even ended up standing outside her home address, sending her unwanted gifts.

A couple of months after the relationship had ended, England contacted police via 999 stating he was concerned for her welfare. Officers attended her address and she decided to report his behaviour to the police.

Detectives from Central West Basic Command Unit led the investigation, during which the woman shared the details of her time with her former partner.

PC Sol Bhugaloo, an officer who is specially trained to support victims of serious sexual assault (SOIT Officer) who supported the victim survivor throughout the investigation, said: “The victim survivor has shown immense courage throughout this long and protracted investigation. She had to relive her horrific ordeal whilst providing evidence in court. She has shown immense strength and bravery throughout the investigation.

“It is my sincere hope that the bravery shown by her will encourage all victims to come forward. You will be listened to and you will be heard.”

In February last year, England was charged with two counts of rape, attempted rape, assault and stalking involving fear of violence.

He was found not guilty of the offences following a two-week trial. He pleaded guilty at the start of the trial to controlling and coercive behaviour.

The investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Henh Song, said: “The victim survivor in this case has shown immense courage in standing up to England and ensuring he was made to answer for his actions.

“This was a three-year investigation and it was extremely hard for the victim who had to attend court to provide evidence and be cross-examined. She has shown immense strength and bravery throughout the investigation and we hope that the fact England has admitted his abhorrent behaviour will allow her some measure of closure so that she can rebuild her life.”

We take all reports of stalking and abuse, recent or non-recent, extremely seriously. Specially trained officers will support victim-survivors from the outset.

If you have been a victim of stalking, sexual assault or rape, including non-recent abuse, or you have information about an offender, contact police on 101 or 999 in an emergency – there are specially trained officers who will listen and investigate where needed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 am  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has urged his players to take inspiration from Manchester City

They suffered a 1-nil defeat away to the champions before their hosts were presented with their third successive title.

They have two games left of the season, against the strong teams of Manchester United and Newcastle.

Lampard says a lot is required to reach that level.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

London Gymkhana are emerging as early frontrunners in the Surrey Cricket League

They’re on three wins from three games, and beat Bec Old Boys by 102 runs. 

The Surrey Warriors teams had totally different showings, with the Strikers beating Balham and Tooting by 150 runs.

However, the Spartans lost to Spencer Sharks by one wicket.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

A 29-year-old man has been arrested after a collision on Wandsworth High Street

Emergency crews were called at around 4.30am on Saturday, where two drivers were found injured. 

Their conditions are not life threatening. 

The man was arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving and possession of Class A drugs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Sunday 21 May 2023

A riding centre is concerned that many will miss out on vital equine therapy when the Ultra Low Emission Zone is rolled out this Summer.

The Diamond Centre in Carshalton supports over 340 people a week with learning or physical disabilities, providing therapeutic time with horses.

At the end of August, those with vehicles that don’t comply will pay £12.50 a day to use their car.

The aim of the expansion of ULEZ is to improve air quality and reduce pollution in London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 pm  

Elmbridge Council is encouraging residents to get green-fingered this Spring with their Act, Innovate and Implement campaign.

Conserving and creating biodiverse areas can help reduce the extent of climate change in the area and manage its impacts.

Residents can get involved by installing bird feeders, starting allotments or planting wildlife friendly plants.

For more information you can go to the Elmbridge Council Website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 pm  

Brooklands Museum in Weybridge has won the 'Learning Programme of the Year' award.

It was handed the accolade at the annual Museums and Heritage Awards.

The museum was nominated for its 'Learning Without Borders' programme done in partnership with Brooklands College.  

It connects schools with their communities, creating more opportunities for pupils socially.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

The Lib Dem leader says his party did so well at the local elections because it cares about what matters to voters.

They gained majority control of twelve councils across England, including Surrey Heath, which is their highest gain since 1995.

Sir Ed Davey, who is also the MP for Kingston and Surbiton, says it’s part of a pattern of success against Conservative led areas. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

Hounslow has relaunched its energy fund to help support community-based projects that cut carbon and improve energy efficiency.

£150,000 has been made available, which will give groups the chance to install carbon-saving infrastructure. 

The council’s encouraging those that have not made a carbon or energy-related change to still apply for grants up to £40,000.

Residents have until the end of Monday, the 31st of July to submit their applications, and will find out the decision in the Autumn.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

A year long programme of events focused on black history has launched in Wandsworth.

Black History Month is marked every October, but the council says African and Caribbean heritage should be celebrated all year round. 

A fund was launched in February to help kickstart the events. 

Black History 365 will run until next April. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Famous faces from best-selling authors to a comedy legend will be attending a literature festival for children taking place in Barnes.

Barnes Children's Literature Festival will take place on 24 and 25 June with more than 100 fun readings, workshops and performances 

Guests include Sir Lenny Henry, author of How to Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell, and Gruffalo creator Axel Scheffler.

The event will also celebrate the centenary of beloved Barnes resident Judith Kerr, who lived and worked in the village for over sixty years. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

A new dockless electric bike hire scheme is launching in Hounslow next month .

It’s start in Brentford and Chiswick before expanding to Osterley, Isleworth and Hounslow.

The remainder of the borough will follow in Auguste.

The Council will be installing up to 300 new bike bays where space allows.

The e-bikes must be picked up or dropped off from these bays or users will be fined.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

The new Mayor of Richmond has announced the charities she’ll be supporting financially over the next year.

Suzette Nicholson, a Lib Dem Councillor for Hampton, has become the 58th Mayor of the borough.

She has chosen to raise money for Age UK Richmond and Twickenham based SEEN.

The latter provides mental and emotional support for women and their partners after experiencing pregnancy and baby loss. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Two time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has withdrawn from the French Open tennis which starts later this month.

The 36 year old struggles for consistency on clay and has only played at Roland Garros once since 2017.

Murray will now focus on preparing for Wimbledon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

A 44-year-old man remains in a life-threatening condition following a collision in Epsom.

Emergency services were called to South Street at 12.15 this morning after a man was found unresponsive in the road. 

It’s believed he may have been involved in a collision with a dark coloured car close to the BP garage near the Ring Road.

Detectives are asking the people who may have witnessed the collision to call 101

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Saturday 20 May 2023

Richmond Council is reminding the public that The Richmond Safe Space is available from 9pm -1am tonight

Safe Spaces provide safe places for anyone who is feeling vulnerable on a night out.

You can find the Safe Space green marquee by the Richmond train station.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm  

Cash-strapped Croydon Council has published a list of buildings it owns and plans to sell-off in a bid to raise 40-million pounds this financial year

Among the list of 27 properties to be disposed of are the Cherry Orchard Garden Centre, which is staffed by volunteers with disabilities, despite strong opposition from locals.

The Colonnades Retail Park in Purley Way and the old New Addington leisure centre are also on the list.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

Financier and environmentalist Ben Goldsmith has written a book about the death of his daughter, Iris.
The 15-year-old died in 2019 after a quad bike accident on the family farm in Somerset. 

A funeral was held and a memorial to Iris remains in place in woodland near in the family’s home town of Barnes. 

God is an Octopus is described as a powerful and inspiring story of finding comfort and strength in nature after suffering loss and despair.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A group of residents in Kensington and Chelsea will now have a say on who the council is recruiting.
The Customer Access Programme has been established to make sure the concerns of people living in the borough are put first. 

The Council already has a pool of residents who are trained to sit on recruitment panels.

The new initiative will also give them access to interviews. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Brentford manager Thomas Frank says his team remain highly motivated to finish their season strongly.

This is despite the absence of star man Ivan Toney. He has been banned for betting offences and will not play this afternoon.

The Bees face Tottenham this afternoon and are chasing a place in European football next season.

Frank is expecting a difficult match. Kick-off is at 1230.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A man’s due in court after officers found what they believe to be a specialist factory – converting blank guns into lethal ones.

The National Crime Agency thinks the centre in Croydon could have used 3D printed parts to make the weapons.

47-year-old Evan Girdlestone from Colliers Wood has been charged with offences under the Firearms Act.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

Thousands of people will gather on Clapham Common at midnight for the annual Moonwalk London.

Men and women will set off on a 26 mile stroll through the capital in their bras while raising money for Walk the Walk. 

Nina Barough is founder of the charity which distributes grants to other breast cancer charities.  

She explains why this year is so special. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

The leader of the Lib Dems says his invite to the Coronation was very special.

Sir Ed Davey, the MP for Kingston, says the crowning of King Charles III was also a chance to showcase the royal borough. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Fulham boss Marco Silva has challenged his player to beat the club’s highest ever points tally in a Premier League season.

A victory in either of their final two games would see them surpass the 53 points gained in 2009.

Silva’s side host London rivals Crystal Palace in their last home fixture of the campaign this afternoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Investigations are continuing following a major fire at a storage centre in Byfleet.

Firefighters were called just before 9pm on Thursday to Oyster Lane where they found numerous units at Access Self Storage alight. 

The fire was still burning yesterday lunchtime and nearby residents had to keep their doors and windows closed.

Some people have taken to social media to report that their belongings have perished.  
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes has provided a boost to England fans about the fitness of Millie Bright ahead of the Women's World Cup.

Bright limped out of Chelsea's Champions League quarter-final against Lyon in March and has since had surgery on her knee.

But Hayes thinks she will be back in time to travel to Australia for their tournament opener in the summer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday 19 May 2023

Sutton MP Paul Scully says he will use his Minister for London experience to “deliver” as the capital’s Mayor.

The Conservative hopeful has announced he’s running for Sadiq Khan’s job at next year’s elections. 

He’s told Jackie News why he thinks he’ll be a good fit.

He also wants to “turn off the ULEZ cameras on day one” and create a central “Housing for London” office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Brentford manager Thomas Frank says looking after Ivan Toney's mental health will be their top priority during his eight-month ban from football.

The striker has been suspended until January 2024 and fined 50-thousand pounds after admitting 232 breaches of the FA's betting rules.

Frank insists they'll support their top goal scorer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Emergency vehicles are now allowed to drive in London’s bus lanes even when they aren’t responding to a call out.

The move follows a successful trial between Transport for London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. 

Missed appointments fell by 20% during the trial and there was no negative impact on bus journey times.

150 patient transport vehicles were given access to lanes in Lambeth, Wandsworth, Southwark  and Lewisham during the trial. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Teddington’s RNLI is asking kayakers and paddleboarders to stay clear of weirs and locks.

It’s after two people became trapped on their inflatable kayak by the gates of Molesey Weir earlier this week.

Although experienced river users, the undercurrent caught them off guard, resulting in two lifeboats being sent on a rescue mission.

The RNLI says any water user should carry a phone to call 999 for help in an emergency and wear buoyancy aids.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Chelsea interim boss Frank Lampard has refused to comment on the imminent appointment of Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine manager has agreed to take over at Stamford Bridge in the summer.

They've only won 1 of their 8 games so far under Lampard.

Despite the form, he insists he's still enjoyed returning to the club where he's considered a legend for what he achieved as a player.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The leader of the Lib Dems says Sutton could well return to yellow at next year’s general election.

It’s after current Conservative MP, Paul Burstow, announced he is standing for the job of Mayor of London. 

It would mean giving up the seat which he took in a shock win from the Lib Dems back in 2015. 

Sir Ed Davey, who is Kingston’s MP, says the move could open the door to his part regaining control there. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man who shot two strangers in a road rage incident in Mitcham last July has been jailed.

35 year old William Solhotra was caught with a gun concealed in the same bag he was seen wearing at the crime scene moments earlier. 

He got into a dispute with the two men in a suspected road rage incident and opened fire at them – no one was injured.

He has been jailed for 13 years and six months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police are trying to locate a missing man from Hammersmith.

71-year-old Leslie has been missing since Tuesday and was last seen in Westminster.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

A biography charting the life of the founder an iconic music venue in Richmond has been published.

The Crawdaddy Club got its name from a song “Hey Crawdaddy” performed by the Rolling Stones.

Giorgio Gomelsky was the first de facto manager of The Stones who played their first gig at the club in February 1963.

Francis Dumaurier’s book “For Your Love” follows Gomelsky’s life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

NatWest is staying in Croydon.

The banking giant has signed a five-year lease on the 9th floor of the Park Lane tower block.

It’s already been based there for 3 years. 

The building has undergone an £11million overhaul recently and boasts a business lounge, on-site café and state-of-the-art gym.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Conservative London Mayoral hopeful Paul Scully says he will turn off the ULEZ cameras if he gets into office next year.

The MP for Sutton admits the scheme does work in inner London though.

Current Mayor Sadiq Khan is expanding the £12.50 daily charge for the most polluting vehicles to the whole of London in August. 

Mr Scully’s plan to improve air quality revolves around renovating transport links.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

It looks like Rafael Nadal won’t play at Wimbledon this year, due to a hip injury

The 22-time Grand Slam winner has been ruled out of the French Open, and says he may not return to the court for four months.

Nadal says it's important to end his career in the best condition possible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

A group of travellers have left Kew Green on their own terms, rather than be evicted by the council

They drove away in the early hours of yesterday morning. 

However, they left behind one trailer. 

Richmond Council had scheduled a high court hearing to get the powers to remove them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Firefighters have spent the night tackling a blaze in West Byfleet

The brigade had ten pumps on scene at around 10.30pm yesterday, with Surrey Police also in attendance. 

It involves a commercial unit on Oyster Lane. 

Residents are being told to keep their windows shut, and motorists should avoid the area until at least this evening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

A watchdog says the Metropolitan police should work more closely with the City of London force and the British Transport Police

A report says that the three should create a single Sensitive Intelligence Unit and share more information with each other.

The Met and BTP were rated as adequate at tackling serious and organised crime.

Scotland Yard was also found to have difficulties retaining specialist officers.

The force says it’s launched a Turnaround Plan and is not “complacent”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

Hounslow is seeing an allotment boom

The borough has one of the largest portfolios of allotments in London with around 1,900 with nearly all of them now filled. 

The council says it’s worked hard on a range of measures over the last year to allow those who want one, to get one. 

Over 182 plots were also renovated or improved for letting post Covid following unprecedented demand.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

Pupils at Coombe Boys’ School in New Malden will “sleep rough” for charity tonight

They’ll be raising money for Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness.

Georgie Forshaw is the charity’s chief executive; she explains why fundraisers are more vital than ever. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

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