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Saturday 25 December 2021

Children in Hammersmith and Fulham in supported accommodation have been given bags of Christmas gifts

They were funded by charities Let Me Play and The Felix Project, and distributed by the council.

They include recipe cards to make eight portions of food, a STEM-based arts and crafts project, and some Christmas treats.

They’re also being given a festive feast today, with unlimited refills of juice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

No trains are to run between East Croydon and Victoria until the 3rd of January as part of a £160m upgrade

Network Rail is upgrading the worn-out 1970s signalling, hoping to improve reliability.

Katie Frost, from the operator, says less people travelling over Christmas means it’s the best time to do large-scale work.

A junction near Battersea will also be completely rebuilt to house the equipment, cable routes and power points from Balham to Victoria.

There’ll be limited replacement buses and tickets will be accepted on other routes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey has this Christmas Message


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

Friday 24 December 2021

Families and individuals in temporary accommodation in Spelthorne have been receiving special Christmas hampers.

The council has been delivering the packages, which are filled with gifts from the borough’s traders. 

There are 106 families currently living in bed and breakfast.

 This is down to reduced income, job losses and illness. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm  

Wandsworth Council’s Christmas message is “get boosted.”

The authority’s director of public health, Shannon Katiyo, says residents need to put it at the top of their “to-do” list.

The advice is also to take a Lateral Flow Test before you meet others.

Katiyo says although the number of residents ending up in hospital with COVID is low, the Omicron variant is causing a “rapid rise” in cases.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm  

A project to smarten up the bridge at Wandsworth Town Station is nearly complete.

Improvements to Old York Road bridge include the replacement and repainting of all panels and the jet washing of walls.

The council will also be upgrading the lighting under the bridge to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users.

The council has contributed £400,000 towards the cost of the Network Rail scheme.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

They may not be taking place until May, but Lambeth Council is already preparing for the local elections.

Residents will elect 63 councillors in 25 wards. 

The council is looking to recruit people to run polling stations and count the votes. 

The elections take place on May the 6th. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

A group of men have stolen jewellery and designer clothing from a home near Addlestone.

Police were called to Pinewood Avenue in New Haw following reports of a burglary between 5.15 and 8.30 last night.

The three suspects broke in via a patio door at the back of the house.

They were seen leaving in a black Volkswagen Polo.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Two men have been jailed for running a £70m money laundering scheme, of which £10m came from fraudulent Covid loans.

38-year-old Artem Terzyan from Russia was sentenced to 17 years in prison, and 44-year-old Deivis Grochiatskij from Lithuania, to 16 years at Kingston Crown Court.

Both men, plus other members of their criminal network, opened bank accounts in the names of various fake companies they had set up.

At present, police have recovered only £17,000, with the rest sent abroad.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

A Great British Bakeoff Star has opened a new piece of equipment at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Alice Fevronia was diagnosed with scoliosis as a teenager.

She also judged a charity bake off event that raised over £400 for the hospital.

The new piece of equipment provides up to 50 times less radiation than a traditional X-Ray machine, making it considerably safer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Over 700 vehicles have been stopped across Surrey so far this month on suspicion of drink or drug driving.

The force is cracking down on it over Christmas and says anybody convicted will be publicly named.

More than 60 people have been arrested.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

A former police officer caught with Class A drugs at Thorpe Park would have been sacked if he hadn’t resigned

Wayne Dalphinis was attached to the North East Command Unit when he was caught with half an ecstasy tablet in July.

He resigned in September, but a hearing has found charges of gross misconduct were proven anyway.

He had only joined the police recently and was on his probation at the time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Every borough in Surrey has a coronavirus rate over 1,100

Elmbridge still has the highest in the county, at 1,750 per 100,000 people.

They’re continuing to rise sharply, up just over 75% on last week.

England is posting record numbers of cases, with 100,000 cases recorded on Wednesday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Emma Raducanu insists she's not concerned by public perceptions of her as she reflects on a memorable year

The British teenager became the first qualifier to ever win a tennis Grand Slam by clinching the US Open, while she also impressed on her debut at Wimbledon.

That's increased expectation on the 19-year old but she's only focussing on herself.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

A charity in Croydon will have to stop distributing food to foodbanks, after a cut in council funding

Croydon Voluntary Action set up a “food hub” at the start of the first lockdown.

The borough was forced to introduce special measures in order to avoid bankruptcy in November last year, and has scaled back operations.

Council leader Hamida Ali says there have been “difficult decisions” and economic uncertainty has been heightened by COVID-19.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

A trade union says strikes by London Tube drivers will continue for the next six months, in a row over rotas

The RMT has revealed its members will stage overnight walkouts on the Central and Victoria lines from 8.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays until June.

London Underground insists it's disappointed, and is calling for further talks.

The Union says it may broaden its strike to other lines if the transport operator fails to respond to its demands.

It’s also been staging action on the Northern, Piccadilly, and Jubilee lines in recent weeks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Thursday 23 December 2021

Police are urging residents to check their home security is up to date after a burglary in Ashtead.

A number of items including jewellery was stolen from a property on The Warren.

It’s thought the incident happened sometime between midday on Saturday the 18th and midday on Monday the 20th.

It’s currently under investigation, anyone with CCTV in the area is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 pm  

Two-time Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray's been handed a wild card for next month's Australian Open tennis.

The five-time runner-up last appeared at the tournament in 2019 after admitting that the Melbourne event could be his last.

Murray is continuing to work his way back up the rankings following hip surgery and had been due to compete last year before a positive coronavirus test.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

A new “corporate plan” has been unanimously voted through by Spelthorne Council.

It focuses on five priorities as a service, including affordable housing and the environment. 

Seven “values” including dependability and value have also been set out.  

A copy of the plan, and what this means for residents, can be found on the council website under Corporate Plan.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

The Wimbledon Championship has recorded a profit of £44m this year, despite much-reduced capacity.

Last year, the All-England Club’s pandemic insurance covered the financial hit, although that couldn’t be secured this year.

In 2019, the club made just under £51m, according to details released to members.

The Lawn Tennis Association will receive most of the profits, promoting the sport from the grassroots through to the professional level.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Covid is denting young people’s opportunities to be active in Surrey.

That’s according to latest figures released by Sport England which says children are mirroring the trends of inactivity in adults.

The Chief Medical Officer advises that under 16-year-olds should be spending at least 60 minutes a day with travel, play or sport.

It’s feared that inactivity is a hidden consequence of COVID and has implications for mental and physical health in the short and long term.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 pm  

The cost of cancelling out the environmental impact of Heathrow expansion has doubled from £50bn to £100bn,

That’s according to a report given to MPs and seen by The Guardian.

It says that the UK’s commitments have grown since the initial proposals, and therefore the costs have risen.

A spokesperson for the airport says reducing carbon emissions is a “central consideration” and they’re “confident” they can meet targets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Richmond Council is looking to introduce “20-minute neighbourhoods.”

This is the idea that everything should be a short walk or cycle away. 

The aim is to promote “cleaner and healthier lifestyles” surrounded by strong economies.

Residents are being invited to share their feedback on the idea on the council’s website by January the 31st. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing £100,000 from a pensioner in Merton.

On the 27th of November, police were alerted to suspicious activity on an account, after large sums of money were withdrawn.

The 87-year-old owner of the account was found to have had the money defrauded from her over the course of at least five weeks.

A 26-year-old has been interviewed, and has been bailed to return later this month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Everton boss Rafa Benitez has revealed the club had a request to postpone their match against Burnley on Boxing Day rejected by the Premier League.

He's also confirmed they had five more positive Covid-19 cases following their draw with Chelsea last week.

Two top flight games that day are already off.

But Benitez is surprised their next fixture is going ahead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Four brothers who died in a house fire in Sutton died from "fire-related inhalation.”

The two sets of twin boys, Kyson and Bryson Hoath, aged four, and Leyton and Logan Hoath, aged three, passed away last Thursday.

They were alone in the house in Collingwood Road when the blaze broke out.

A 27-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of child neglect, has been bailed until January.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A number of F1 team watches have been stolen in a burglary in Epsom.

Police have just released details of the incident on the 20th of November on Riverholme Drive.

It’s belived they entered the property at around 1pm, and took Ferrari and Red Bull branded watches.

You can find pictures on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

The Royal Mail agrees that Wimbledon “isn’t getting the service it should”

People in the area have been complaining of service outages and serious delays.

The area’s MP, Stephen Hammond, says he met CEO Simon Thompson to discuss the issue yesterday.

They’ll be meeting again “in the New Year” to speak about the “issues” and how to improve the service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

A man has been found guilty, after £1m of fake bank notes were found and he attempted to flee the country

In January last year, police raided an address in Tower Hamlets, and found the cash in a suitcase.

31-year-old Emil Savastru was later arrested at Heathrow while waiting to board a flight to Japan.

He refused to give any information about how he got them or what he planned to do with them.

He’ll be sentenced in February.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving, after a collision in Nine Elms

Police were called just before 8pm yesterday after reports of a vehicle in a collision with a woman.

She’s believed to be in her 30s and her condition is not believed to be life threatening, although she was taken to hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Guildford is one of 39 places hoping to receive city status as part of the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations

The Cayman Islands, Gibraltar and the Falklands are also competing, as it's the first time overseas territories have been eligible to apply for the title.

The winner will be announced in spring next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Chelsea are through to their third major semi-final in 11 months after beating Brentford 2-nil in the League Cup

They'll face London rivals Tottenham in the last-four.

Boss Thomas Tuchel says it'll be a good tie.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Around 4,000 Afghan evacuees will still be living in London hotels this Christmas

 That’s according to London Councils, which represents the 32 boroughs and the City of London Corporation. 

It’s been five months since thousands of people were evacuated from Afghanistan following a planned withdrawal of troops. 

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:56 am  

Wednesday 22 December 2021

Coronavirus rates in Surrey have seen a sharp spike over the past seven days

Coronavirus rates in Surrey have seen a sharp spike over the past seven days.

The rate across the county has jumped 77% to a rate of nearly 1,270 per 100,000 people.

However, the county has a higher rate of booster take-up than both the South-East and England.

Epsom and Ewell has seen the biggest increase, jumping 147%, to a rate of over 1,500.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A promise to fix Hounslow’s roads has reached its target after the 81st street, under the ‘Pothole Pledge’ scheme, was mended.

More than £4 million has been invested, with residents invited to report the streets they felt needed attention.

Hounslow’s roads were already ranked as the top borough in London in terms of their level of maintenance.

Hounslow Highways, which delivers the road services, is also responsible for street cleaning and the removal of fly-tipping.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

Roman Abramovich has received an apology from publisher HarperCollins.

Roman Abramovich has received an apology from publisher HarperCollins.

It’s after the company printed claims that Russia's president Vladimir Putin ordered him to buy Chelsea.

The Premier League club's owner has accepted a settlement in a defamation case, which will go to charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Rough sleepers in Chelsea struggling with mental illness or addiction are being helped off the streets.

The council run “Rough Sleeper Dual Diagnosis Service” has helped 14 people enter rehab in the last two years.

Trained officers patrol the borough’s streets to identify anyone who might benefit from the service.  

Those who do,  are helped into accommodation and receive personalised support plans including counselling, detox and rehab.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Three Chelsea academy stars will play tonight against Brentford in the Carabao cup.

 Thomas Tuchel’s side is down to the bones with injuries and Covid.

The names of the players have not been confirmed yet but 14 youngsters took part in training this week.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm  at the Brentford Community Stadium.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 pm  

The UK's reported more than 100-thousand new cases of coronavirus in the latest 24 hours - the first time we've hit that milestone in a single day since the pandemic started.

But it's been another record day for vaccines too - closing in on a million booster doses given.

There've been six-million in the last week, alone.

Dr Zakir Bukhari is one of the GP leads at a clinic in Streatham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

A billion-pound car complex is to be built in Chiswick, on one of the capital’s busiest junctions.

It’s to be built on a site bordered by the A4 Great West Road, the M4 and the North Circular.

It will have 234 apartments, a 197-bedroom hotel, and room for 25 motor companies to exhibit new technologies.

As part of the approval, a £3.2m contribution will be made towards renovating Gunnersbury and Kew Bridge stations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

NHS South-West London has delivered the highest weekly number of Covid-19 jabs on record.

More than 128,000 people received vaccinations across six boroughs last week, including 116,000 boosters. 

That topped the previous daily vaccination record set this May.

That record saw just over 92,000 jabs administered in Merton, Wandsworth, Kingston, Richmond, Sutton and Croydon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Two people who were at a party hosted by former Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey have been contacted by police.

Mr Bailey resigned his position as chair of a police and crime committee after a picture of the incident was published in the Daily Mirror.

The Met says they do not normally investigate breaches of COVID regulations long after they’re said to have taken place.

However, they add that if “significant evidence” suggesting a breach of regulations becomes available, officers may consider it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A £20,000 reward is being offered for information, after a man was shot in Croydon.

The 35-year-old was at a silent disco in Birdhurst Road on the 2nd of October, shortly before being attacked in a car park.

His family have released an open letter, saying to those responsible, “you know who you are, you have broken dozens of people’s hearts”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers, who are offering the reward for anything that leads to a conviction.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Some venues who are seeing bookings cancelled because of Omicron fears are deciding to donate their surplus food to charity.

Many restaurants and pubs in London are experiencing less footfall or have decided to close completely until the new year. 

Rachel has been a volunteer at Wandsworth Foodbank since 2015. 

She says the banks are about much more than handing out food. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank doesn't see any reason why his team can't win the League Cup

They aim to reach the last-four of the competition for the second successive season when they host European Champions Chelsea this evening.

Frank says now they're in the top-flight the club should be targeting trophies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Hounslow Council is to “buy back” over 500 properties in the borough

 The authority is going to receive over £38 million from the Mayor of London’s new fund in order to do it.

“Right to Buy-back” gives boroughs and council-owned housing companies the ability to purchase homes from the open market.

These homes can then either be let at social rent levels or used to prevent homelessness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

A man from Chessington has been found guilty of murdering his wife

73-year-old Keith Bettison called police to his home in October last year, saying he’d killed his wife Ildiko.

He pleaded not guilty, despite admitting to causing her death at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Tunstall says “this was a needless act of extreme violence fuelled by uncontrolled anger and alcohol”.

He’ll be sentenced in January.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits it's frustrating to be without so many of his players for tonight's League Cup quarter-final at Brentford

A number are out following positive Covid-19 tests, while N'Golo Kante and Matteo Kovacic will be rested after only returning from injuries at the weekend.

Tuchel says he'll play a young side to protect the health of his squad.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

Party venues and restaurants have started donating surplus food to charities and foodbanks across London

It’s as many bookings have been cancelled amid the surge in Omicron infections.

Marie is a volunteer at Wandsworth Foodbank.

She says anyone can find themselves having to use one.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

A man from Staines has avoided jail after driving so dangerously his passenger required long-term care

On the 3rd of April, Ryan Collins’s car left the road, crashed through a barrier, destroyed several trees, before crashing into a large tree.

He’s been found guilty of drug driver and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He’s been given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, disqualified for two years, and fined.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am  

Tuesday 21 December 2021

A secondary school in Hammersmith has been named one of the best in the country by the Sunday Times.

St Paul’s Girl School has been named Independent Secondary School of the Year for 2022.

Between 2017 and 2019 pupils achieved a rate of 99.4% A* or A, or 9-7, at GCSE.

Fees cost nearly £9,000 per term at the private school.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

A school in Morden is trialling using Ultraviolet air cleaners to sanitise the air against COVID-19.

Teams led by workers at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers have developed a standard that is also being used by the NHS.

The units use UV to kill the virus, and reduce the need to have windows open during the winter.

Justin Dachtler, Headteacher at St Teresa’s Primary School, says clean air helps “good attention span, health and wellbeing”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 pm  

Five playgrounds across Croydon are set to receive post-Christmas make-overs.

They include Ashburton and Grangewood Parks.

The £500,000 funding for the upgrades is coming from the council’s Playground Investment Programme.

The plans include new seating with good visibility for parents and new play equipment for children of all ages. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

Kingston Council has fulfilled its target to provide 50 Syrian refugees with a home, 6 years after it made the pledge.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron announced in 2015 that the UK would take in 20,000 refugees over 5 years.

Kingston was one of the first councils in the country to sign up to the resettlement initiative.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Fulham have reported racial abuse directed at winger Neeskens Kebano to police.

He received messages containing racist language and emojis on Instagram after the Championship leaders lost 1-nil to Sheffield United last night.

Kebano shared screenshots saying "things like that don't affect me at all" and that he "just wanted to expose the guy".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Mark Bosnich feels there's something "not quite right" about his former club Chelsea at the moment.

They've slipped six points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City after starting the month on top of the table.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Bosnich hopes the return from injury and illness of two of Chelsea's key midfielders can help get them back in the title race.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Southern is running a revised timetable due to a lack of rail crews.

Rail firms are blaming coronavirus-related staff shortages for widespread cuts to services ahead of Christmas.

Epsom, Sutton, Croydon, Tadworth and Ewell stations are due to be affected by this.

Passengers are being urged to travel as early as possible to ensure they reach their destinations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The ruler of Dubai has been ordered to pay more than £500 million to his former wife.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who owns Longcross Estate in Chertsey, will also have to make ongoing payments to his two children.

The sum is thought to be the biggest ever divorce settlement handed out by a court in the UK

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

A street in Chelsea has taken the title of most expensive in the UK, with an average house price of £28.9m

Tite Street takes over from Avenue Road near St John’s Wood, according to Halifax.

South Ridge in Weybridge is the most expensive in the South-East with a house there setting you back an average of just over £7.1m.

Closely following it is East Road in Weybridge, which boasts prices of just under £6.9m.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

A lawyer who leaked a Supreme Court ruling has lost an appeal against his contempt of court finding

Tim Crosland leaked the decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow 22 hours before it was officially made public.

The Supreme Court later found him in contempt, something they unanimously held to yesterday.

He’s been fined £5,000 with £15,000 of costs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Nearly every adult hospitalised with Covid-19 in South West London last month was not fully vaccinated with two doses and a booster.

The data, for October and November, has been collected by the South West London Infection, Prevention and Control Forum. 

The research also shows having the two doses plus the top-up means people are eight times less likely to get seriously ill with Covid-19. 

Over the next week, opening hours for vaccine centres will be extended and the number of appointments dramatically increased. 

Online bookings are also available for everyone aged 18 and over from Wednesday.

The data was compiled for St George’s Hospital, Kingston Hospital, Croydon University Hospital, Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

Kingston has joined 100 other UK wide town centres calling on the Prime Minister to administer a “business booster.”

Manager, Kingston First, wants financial support provided to retailers in the borough.

It says rising Covid infection rates are having “a devastating impact” and have left the Christmas trading period in “tatters.”

Hospitality is the UK’s third largest sector, employing 3.2million people and produces £130 billion of economic activity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:58 am  

A former shopkeeper in Mitcham has been ordered to pay over £3,000 after he was found guilty of selling counterfeit tobacco

Theivendram Sivendran, who previously owned the Church Mini Market, pleaded guilty when he appeared in court.

 He was in possession of counterfeit Amber Leaf rolling tobacco and packets of Marlboro cigarettes intended for sale in Eastern Europe. 

 As they were manufactured for a foreign market, the cigarettes had no English-language health warning on them. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

A man has been jailed after trying to drive home from a court date where he was disqualified from driving

In May, 33-year-old John McCann from West Drayton was pursued at 110mph along the M25 and M3.

He was drunk at the time and using false plates.

Yesterday, he was convicted of a number of crimes and bailed for sentencing in January, but tried to drive home.

He pleaded guilty and has been remanded to HMP Wandsworth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am  

A consultation on the future of the old Homebase site in North Sheen has been extended

 Richmond Council had already decided to turn down plans for more than 400 flats in 2019 saying not enough of them were affordable.

 The final decision still lies with London Mayor, Sadiq Khan. 

But people have until January the 6th instead to comment via the Greater London Authority’s website. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Monday 20 December 2021

Harlequins have cancelled their Christmas Party to make sure they can face off against Northampton Saints at Twickenham.

The squad had planned a celebration after beating Cardiff, but scrapped the plans in the face of the Omicron variant.

65,000 tickets have already been sold, with the hopes more will buy on the door.

It takes place on the 27th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man's being jailed for a minimum of 36 years for the murder of a millionaire hotelier and the attempted murder of his own mother.

Thomas Schreiber launched the attack at Sir Richard Sutton's Dorset country estate near Gillingham in April.

Winchester Crown Court heard family arguments had descended into violence on three previous occasions.

After the attack, Schreiber took Sutton’s car and led police on a high-speed chase before officers carried out a “hard stop” in Hammersmith and apprehended him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

Tributes are being paid to the architect of the Millennium Dome who has died at the age of 88.

One of Lord Richard Rogers’ early works was in 1967, designing a house for his parents in Wimbledon, overlooking the common.

He also designed the Welsh Government building, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and Heathrow Terminal 5.

He won most of the industry’s major honours, and was created Baron Rogers of Riverside in Chelsea in 1996.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man has been charged with assaulting a police officer in Weybridge.

It’s after an incident in Queens Road on Friday. 

43 year old Marcin Szyszkowski from Epsom is due to appear in court next on January the 17th.

He’s also charged with drink driving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A schoolgirl from Wallington has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust today.

9 year old Erica has had a massive 18 inches of her hair cut off to be turned into wigs for Children and young people who have lost their own hair due to illness.

Erica has autism and sensory processing issues which makes having a haircut challenging for her.

As well as having massive 18 inches cut off, she has also raised over £1000 for the charity.

The Little Princess Trust provides free real human hair wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer or other illnesses.

Emily Dexter spoke to her ahead of the big chop this morning. 

You can find the link to her just giving page here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

People in a part of Merton are being urged to make sure sheds are securely locked, and bikes are secured to lawnmowers.

There have been reports of burglaries in Dorset Road, with somebody breaking in to steal Christmas presents.

The incidents happened at around 4am on Saturday, and police are asking for any CCTV of that time.

We’re being urged to not keep presents in the shed if possible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

A man has been arrested after trying to run police officers over in Fulham.

On Wednesday, the man was found in Tilton Street in a Range Rover that was stolen an hour earlier.

When he tried to drive at the officers, the vehicle was stopped and the driver was handcuffed.

One officer received an injury to his foot and is at home recovering.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

The man credited with turning around Tesco’s fortunes will be the head of the new division of Glaxosmithkline in Weybridge

Dave Lewis was brought into the supermarket in 2014 after a £250m accounting scandal.

He’ll head up the consumer arm of the drugs giant.

He got the nickname “drastic Dave” during his 27 years at Unilever, where he would control costs with job cuts and dropping products.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

The government insists a photo of Downing Street staff having cheese and wine in the garden last year was "a business meeting"

The image, apparently from May 2020, when the country was under tight restrictions, includes the Prime Minister, his wife and baby.

Campaigners, who lost loved ones to coronavirus, say the photo makes them feel "sick".

Deputy PM and Esher MP Dominic Raab says it's a unique workplace.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

Premier League clubs will meet this afternoon to discuss whether there needs to be break in the season to cope with a rise in coronavirus cases

Six out of ten top flight matches were postponed at the weekend.

Chelsea also wanted their game with Wolves yesterday to be called-off.

Boss Thomas Tuchel feels too much is being asked of the players, even those who haven't tested positive.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Number 10's been forced to defend yet another allegation of lockdown-rule-breaking, after Boris Johnson, and his staff, were pictured drinking wine in the Downing Street garden

It's reported the image was taken in May 2020 - when outdoor social gatherings were limited to just two people.

A Government spokesman says Covid rules weren't broken, because it was a work meeting.

But after claims of numerous other parties recently, Labour's Putney MP Fleur Anderson's not happy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists his side did not dent their Premier League title challenge in being held nil-nil at Wolves, but with recent home draws against Burnley, Manchester United and Everton

A Covid-19-hit team slipped six points behind leaders Manchester City.

Tuchel did ask for the game to be postponed due to their coronavirus cases.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

A man and a teenage boy will appear before magistrates today, charged with the murder of a man outside a kebab shop in Kingston

27-year-old Sean Deery of no fixed address and a 15-year-old are both accused of the killing of Farhad Khalili.

Police were called to Surbiton Road just after 7pm last Wednesday.

The 32-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 am  

Sunday 19 December 2021

A man from Chessington has donated 600 drinks to Kingston Hospital’s ICU, A+E department and the hospital charity

Anthony Osborne had Covid last year and wanted to say thank you to the hospital for all their help when he was unwell.

With the NHS predicted to experience increased pressure over the Christmas period, Anthony and his wife Claire are set to deliver more drinks and food hampers to Kingston Hospital to remind the staff how appreciated they are.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Richmond council is handing out free digital tablets to help tackle loneliness this Christmas

The device is called the Alcove Carephone and is designed for those who have little to no technological experience.

Those who qualify for one will have their family and friends contacts installed and this will allow them to video call loved ones.

They can also use the tablets to schedule messages or reminders, such as medication or memory prompts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Hounslow Council has unveiled a new rainbow crossing on Brentford High Street

Situated outside the Six Bells pub, it’s to show support and solidarity with the LGTQ+ community within the borough.

The inspiration came from members of the West London Queer Project who live in area.

Cllr Katherine Dunne says it shows their “commitment to inclusion” and that they aim to “stamp out hate in all its forms”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A depleted Chelsea side have lost further ground in the Premier League title race after being held to a goalless draw at Wolves.

Thomas Tuchel had requested a postponement of the game due to a Covid-19 outbreak in their squad.

Despite that, the Chelsea boss tells us he was pleased with the performance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

Merton council is to hand out food vouchers this Christmas to children who would usually receive free school meals.

The scheme is being funded by £400,000 set aside earlier this year.

Almost a quarter of secondary school pupils in Merton are eligible for free school meals.

Families will receive £15 in supermarket vouchers every week for every child via their school over the Christmas holiday. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

PCR testing is being stepped up in Richmond.

The borough had the largest rate of Covid infection in London at the start of the month.

The council says it was down to transmission by children in primary and secondary schools. 

The mobile PCR testing facility based at Old Deer Park will now stay open 7 days a week by appointment only for those with symptoms. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

A man’s been arrested on suspicion of encouragement to commit arson.

The 70-year-old man was arrested in Southwark at 1.45am this morning. 

The arrest relates to a video posted online where people encouraged to burn down MP’s offices.

The man remains in custody at a central London police station. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Plans to build 600 new homes and a children’s centre in a part of Chelsea have been paused.

There have already been three rounds of consultations with residents, about the Cheyne site in Thorndike Close.

But the council says concerns about the look of the proposed buildings have caused the pause. 

Officials say they’ll reconvene in the new year. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

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