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Saturday 7 May 2022

Chelsea still have work to do to finish in the Premier League's top four after their 2-all draw with Wolves

They conceded a late equaliser in front of prospective new owner Todd Boehly - who's 4-and-a-quarter-billion-pound takeover of the club was agreed earlier today. Boss Thomas Tuchel says too much shouldn’t be read into the influence of off field events at the club. Watford have been relegated from the Premier League. They lost 1-nil at Crystal Palace. While Brentford eased to a 3-nil victory at home to Southampton. Manchester United's slim hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four have been ended. They've been thrashed 4-nil by Brighton. In League Two Sutton won 2-nil at Harrogate but just missed out on the play-off places on goal difference. Hampton and Richmond finished their National League South campaign in 11th place after a 2-1 loss at champions Maidstone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

The first ever elected mayor of Croydon is to be a Conservative.


The first ever elected mayor of Croydon is to be a Conservative.

James Perry squeaked home against his Labour rival by a narrow 600 vote margin.

Counting lasted through the night till after dawn.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

A deal has been signed for the final phase of a 5-year programme to upgrade signalling on a stretch of railway line between Feltham and Wokingham.


A deal has been signed for the final phase of a 5-year programme to upgrade signalling on a stretch of railway line between Feltham and Wokingham.

Work began in 2019 and the final phase between Ascot and Wokingham should be completed by 2024.

The overall project is worth £190 million. Work on the concluding phase , worth £23 million has gone to the engineering firm Atkins.

The line links Reading With London Waterloo and runs through Richmond, Twickenham, Hounslow, Staines and Egham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Thieves who broke into a house in Esher have made off with an unusual item, a ceremonial naval sword.


Thieves who broke into a house in Esher hve made off with an unusual item, a ceremonial naval sword.

The weapon, described as being of great sentimental value to the owner, was taken from an address in Hillbrow Road  lst week some time between Sunday and Thursday.

Police have asked for anyone who’s offered the sword, or who may have seen something suspicious in the acea to contact them.

Four watches were also stolen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

The RAF has cleared up a mystery surrounding an airliner being escorted over Walton-on-Thames by two fighter jets.


Some residents expressed concern about the sinister-looking formation overhead last Thursday.

An RAF tweet revealed it was a pre-planned escort for the Japanese Prime Minister who was visiting London for talks in Downing Street.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Labour MP Emily Thornberry has praised the efforts of the British public in taking in Ukrainian refugees

A number of councils told the Government earlier this year that they would struggle financially to accommodate Afghan refugees.

It’s after ministers announced plans to re-settle 5,000 Afghans within a year following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.  

But speaking on a visit to Kingston, Ms Thornberry has told Jackie News the situation in Ukraine is a very different one.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am  

The final preparations are underway for the Grenfell Memorial Football Cup match.

72 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire, almost 5 years ago, in June 2017.

They are to be remembered with a community football day at Queen’s Park Rangers’ Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium in Shepherd’s Bush. 

The free event on May the 21st has been organised by one of the survivors of the tragedy, Paul Menacer. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am  

West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth is looking for its very own butterfly.

The hospital has received funding from NHS England to develop a bespoke Butterfly Volunteer role.

The chosen person will provide support to patients who are in the last days and hours of life.

They will also provide respite care for family members. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

The people of Barnes will open their gardens to the public for charity later this month.

Money raised from the event will go to FiSH Neighbourhood Care.

The charity provides volunteer support and friendship to help people in Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen maintain their independence. 

The Barnes Open Gardens takes place on Sunday, the 15th of May between 1 and 6pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

Friday 6 May 2022

Kingston has remained a Liberal Democrat Hold.
The Lib Dems have had an impressive showing in the local elections, picking up 200 seats across the three nations.

Leader and MP for Kingston and Surbiton Sir Ed Davey says this is a positive sign for a national vote.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm  

There’s been a serious collision between two cars and a motorbike in great Bookham this morning.

Officers were called to reports of the collision between a Ford Fiesta, Range Rover, and motorbike on the Leatherhead Road, at around 10:15am.

A man, the driver of the motorbike has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone with information should contact surrey police on 101 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A balaclava-wearing woman riding an e-scooter in Roehampton has been arrested.

Yesterday, at around 5.40pm, officers signalled for her to stop, but she didn’t and she was chased down on foot.

She was searched, and a large amount of cannabis was found.

She’s been arrested on suspicion of drug dealing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

The Greens are celebrating in Richmond after becoming the official opposition.

Its after seeing five councillors elected to the Richmond council overtaking the conservatives.

The Greens gained seats in South Richmond and Mortlake and Barnes Common both held by the Conservatives. 

Andree Frieze Deputy Leader of the Richmond & Twickenham Group said ‘as the official opposition, we will push the new administration to take speedier action to cut carbon emissions.’

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

The Liberal Democrats have won big in Merton’s local Elections after taking 17 seats.

This means they have leapfrogged the conservatives to become the largest party in the Wimbledon constituency. 

They are also the official opposition in Merton council increasing their number of council seats by 11, more than any other party.

Liberal Democrat wins included victory for Kirsten Galea in Wandle where Labour lost a seat and wins against the Conservatives in Wimbledon which saw them reduced to only 6 council seats.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Boris Johnson's facing a backlash from local parties - after the Conservatives suffered heavy election losses

In votes counted so far, the Tories have lost more than 100 council seats in England.

Three London authorities fell to Labour - including Wandsworth for the first time in 44 years.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer's hailed the results a 'turning point'.

But his party hasn't made as many gains as some had hoped for - and lost Hull to the Liberal Democrats.

Labour's Simon Hogg is the new leader of Wandsworth Council in London.

He explains why he thinks it's swung from the Tories.

 Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham, Munira Wilson is pleased with the early results.

Richmond and Sutton have remained Lib Dems, while Hammersmith, Hounslow and Merton have stayed Labour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

The parent company of British Airways has posted heavy losses for the first three months of the year

Heathrow-based International Airlines Group reported a shortfall of £916m, as bosses blamed coronavirus restrictions for reduced passenger numbers.

But they say demand is "recovering strongly" with the business expecting to return to making a profit this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Ten more “School Streets” have been implemented across Croydon

The scheme involves roads closing at school drop off and pick up times. 

The aim is to reduce air pollution and help encourage more sustainable forms of travel like cycling. 

The roads affected are outside schools including Keston and Downsview primaries. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Wandsworth council is now controlled by Labour, after 44 years of Tory rule

Conservative Ravi Govindia has been the leader of Wandsworth Council for the last 11 years.

He was asked if the issue of lockdown parties in Downing Street was raised on the doorsteps:

 Professor Tony Travers is in Wandsworth, and he's got this assessment of Boris Johnson's party.

Sir Keir Starmer’s party has also won Westminster, another Tory stronghold.

But, Labour hasn't made the progress it might’ve hoped to in terms of seats won elsewhere and it also lost Hull to the Lib Dems - in a major success for Sir Ed Davey.

The Green Party's picked up a number of new seats.

Richmond has been held by the Lib Dems.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Thursday 5 May 2022

Twickenham based Harlequin’s have announced a new signing ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Second row Ire Herbst will be joining the quin’s side from a five-year stint at Italian club Benetton Rugby.

The 29-year-old emerged as a clear talent during his time with Blue Bulls in South Africa appearing for both South Africa schools and South Africa U20 sides. 

Ire said he is looking forward to starting at Harlequins saying, ‘they play one of the famous brands of rugby in the world.’

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 pm  

A special garden for palliative care patients has opened at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.

The existing courtyard has been transformed into a calming and private green area.

It provides a dedicated space for loved ones to spend time with their family or friends whilst receiving end-of-life care.

 The Eternal Garden is only the third garden of this kind in the country.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 pm  

Actress Ruth Wilson has collected her MBE from Buckingham Palace.

Best known for her role in the American drama series The Affair, Wilson grew up in Shepperton and attended Esher College. 

She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2021 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

It's the first time a major ceremony's been held at the Palace since before the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Three people were arrested during the Fulham vs Luton football match at Craven Cottage on Monday.

One was arrested for assault on an emergency worker, another for setting off a flare, and another for a racially aggravated pubic order offence.

Luton says it’s “disappointing and unacceptable” and the issues will be “investigated fully”.

A Fulham spokesperson says they’ll be working with the relevant authorities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 pm  

The mother of 'Baby P', who died after months of abuse, is to be released from prison.

Justice Secretary, and Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab, challenged the Parole Board's recommendation.

But his appeal was rejected, and Tracey Connelly may now be out of prison in weeks. 

She was jailed in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of 17-month-old Peter, who'd suffered more than 50 injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

A Children’s charity in Leatherhead has hosted its Teas on the Green event.

The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity started its Great Rainbow Bake Campaign to raise funds and awareness for seriously ill children.

Last Sunday more than 100 people attended the event where they enjoyed a delicious selection of rainbow bakes.

They raised a total of £400 for families who have children with life threatening illnesses.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Former Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray's run at the Madrid Open tennis is over after he pulled out of his last-16 match with Novak Djokovic due to illness.

The two multiple Grand Slam champions were due to meet for the first time in five years.

Dan Evans is also out after losing to Andrey Rublev in straight sets.

British number one Cameron Norrie aims to go one better against Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz this evening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

A man from Leatherhead has crowdfunded enough money to buy an ambulance and send it to Ukraine

Sergey Storm's Crowdfunder offered rewards including having your name branded on the vehicle for £50, or £100 for a Zelensky military-style T shirt. 

He’s also been sending medical supplies to Lviv in Western Ukraine, purchased from an Amazon wish-list.

Sergey tells us he has even bigger plans for the future.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

A CCTV picture has been released after an arson outside a chicken shop in Chertsey.

The car was set alight at around 3am on Tuesday morning, near Simpsons Chicken Shop on London Street.

A young man with blonde hair, wearing trainers with a white rim, was seen in the area at the time.

You can find the picture on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

A person has been taken to hospital, after a collision on the M3 yesterday.

Emergency crews were called at around 3pm to the accident between a lorry and van, between junctions two and three.

The air ambulance was called as part of the response.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

A man from Feltham has been given an additional fine, after more offences came to light after his first trial

31-year-old Lee Mallett was stopped in Egham in January since his car bonnet was damaged, and he then tested positive for cocaine.

In February, he was found guilty of drink driving and disqualified for 12 months.

However he’s now been given eight penalty points for colliding into another vehicle and driving off without stopping.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

Firefighters’ Memorial Day was marked yesterday with a minute’s silence by firefighters around the country.

The annual day honours those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Over 2,300 such deaths are recorded by the Firefighters’ Memorial Trust.  

Norbiton based Fire Brigades Union laid a wreath at the National Firefighters’ Memorial by St Paul’s Cathedral.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

A Virgin Atlantic plane's had to turn back, after it emerged a pilot hadn't completed their final flying test

The Airbus A330 was around forty minutes into its flight from Heathrow to New York when staff became aware of the 'rostering error'.

A replacement first officer was then found.

Virgin says it made the move to comply with its training protocols, which go beyond 'industry standards'.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

People across London are heading to the polls in the local elections

All 32 boroughs are up for election, as are Elmbridge, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, and Runnymede in Surrey.

The New Malden Village ward election in Kingston has been postponed, following the death of a candidate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Asylum seekers are to be accommodated at a hotel in Stanwell while they wait for their claims to be processed

The Home Office has confirmed to Spelthorne Borough Council that it will be using The Stanwell Hotel for the foreseeable future. 

The site will be the 6th hotel across Surrey to support those claiming asylum in the UK. 

This is a private arrangement between the Home Office and the hotel, which is closing to the public. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

The RSPCA is hunting a teenager who was filmed attacking a gosling on Clapham Common

The film appears to show the young goose being thrown at its visibly distressed parents. 

The chick, which was just a few days old, was left with a leg injury. 

The RSPCA was called by a witness who saw the incident near the Windmill Pub.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

Some residents in a part of New Malden say they have been left frightened by recent incidents allegedly involving Thames Water staff.

Several residents in the Groves area have been discovering some unsettling incidents on their webcams and Ring doorbells over recent weeks.

The footage shows workmen with head torches and tools wandering in and out of front gardens in the middle of the night. 

Two incidents were filmed by two separate cameras at around 4.30am.

Thames Water has since confirmed leak detection staff, who prefer to work at night when water pressure is typically low, have been working in this area recently, although they are unable to verify the exact footage which also appears to show a Thames Water branded van driving along one of the roads at a similar time. 

With regards to the work confirmed as being carried out, when Jackie News asked why the residents weren’t notified by letter beforehand, Thames Water told us;

We don’t put letters through doors for this type of work as don’t require access to properties and the work isn’t disruptive in terms of traffic or affecting water supplies. We carry out this important work at several locations across London and the Thames Valley every night so to send letters in advance to residents would delay work starting and in turn leaks being traced and repaired.

The utilities company is urging anyone who experiences anything similar in the future to ask for ID or call the 24 hour customer helpline. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Wayne Couzens has appeared at the Court of Appeal via video-link ahead of his prison sentence for the murder of Sarah Everard being reviewed.

The former Met police officer was handed a whole life order after he kidnapped the 33-year-old in Clapham in March last year.

Reporter Ivor Bennett, who's outside the Royal Courts of Justice, says senior judges will be looking at the terms handed to other killers too.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Former England and Fulham manager Roy Hodgson's received his CBE from the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.

The 74-year-old came out of retirement this season to help Premier League relegation strugglers Watford.

He's managed clubs across Europe and took Switzerland to the last-16 of the 1994 World Cup.

Hodgson tells Sky Sports News, today is the proudest moment of his career.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

It's been confirmed the new Crossrail service in London will open on the 24th of May.

Routes on the Elizabeth line railway will initially operate from Mondays to Saturdays.

The project to build the new railway was due to be completed in December 2018 and was set a budget of £14.8 pounds in 2010.

It will run from Heathrow and Reading in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A nightclub on Hounslow High Street has been closed after a triple stabbing.

On Sunday 20th of March, just before 4.20am, police were called to Circa Loca.

Three men, aged 26, 21, and 18, were found with stab wounds, but are expected to make full recoveries.

Police found evidence of substandard CCTV, security failings, and breaches of licensing hours.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

The Rugby Football Union will be able to seek millions of pounds from two companies, after “defective work” at Twickenham Stadium.

FM Conway and CSP were accused of failing to design and install a watertight system for electrical cables.

The two firms blamed each other for the defects, with CSP blaming poor installation and FM saying the design was bad.

The RFU can now seek £4.4m for the leaky roof.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Figures released by Sport England show Surrey’s fitness levels still aren’t quite back to where they were pre-pandemic

The latest Active Lives report measures how many people are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendations for activity levels.

66.8% of adults in Surrey are considered “active”, or doing more than 150 minutes of some sort of activity per week. 

This is up 1.4% from the same period last year. 

Surrey’s return to fitness isn’t quite as rapid as that of the rest of the South East, but it’s still the fourth most active county in England.

At 21.1% Surrey’s inactivity measure fell faster compared to the country as a whole.

But it still leaves one in five, or over 200,000 people, “not doing enough” to cut their risk of poor health in the future. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

A man in his 60s has suffered chemical burns at a block of flats in Battersea Park Road

Police and ambulance crews were called to the site just before 4.30pm yesterday. 

The man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage with intent to endanger life and was taken to hospital. 

As a precaution, nearby properties were evacuated and a number of road closures were put into place, including busy Nine Elms. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

A ward election in New Malden is being postponed, after the death of a candidate

Mary Jean Clark was to stand as an Independent for New Malden Village.

Any postal votes that have been received will not be counted.

The new date is yet to be confirmed, but will be within 36 days.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

A female cycling initiative in New Malden is celebrating its first anniversary

Women’s Intro Ride is part of the New Malden Velo club. 

It was established to try and get more women into what is often perceived as a male dominated sport. 

A free celebratory ride will depart from Woodies Freehouse in New Malden at 9am on Saturday the 14th of May.

Hayley Bradley is the Club’s Diversity and Inclusion lead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

It's the last day of campaigning before tomorrow's local elections

Voting takes place across 146 councils in England, including all London Boroughs.

There’ll also be one-third of councillors up for election in Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, and Runnymede.

For all parties, a key issue is higher living costs, partly caused by soaring energy bills.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Five senior judges will review the sentence of Sarah Everard's murderer later

Former police officer, Wayne Couzens, was handed a whole life order after he kidnaped the 33-year-old from Clapham in March last year.

He's since appealed.

The special hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice will also review the sentences of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes' killers and double murderer Ian Stewart.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

A man is being treated for serious injuries after a collision in the car park of Epsom Hospital

Just after 3pm yesterday, the driver of a red Kia is believed to have lost control of the vehicle and driven into a passing pedestrian.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Tuesday 3 May 2022

A woman from Long Ditton is trying to raise £5,000 to fund treatment after her cat was attacked by a dog.

Anna Newman’s pet Chopper was almost killed after the incident outside her home on March the 21st

He has defied all expectations, had 5 major operations, and his front right leg has been amputated. 

Ms Newman says she had to launch the GoFundMe campaign after paying out £13,000 on vets’ bills turned out not to be enough.

To find out more, click the link below:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Six Surrey Fire and Rescue Service staff members set off to Poland today to donate two 4×4 Landrover vehicles to the Ukrainian Fire and Rescue Service.

The vehicles, which have been decommissioned by the service, are typically used for off-road/rural firefighting, however during COVID they were used to deliver PPE around the county. 

The service has worked with its Fire Authority, Surrey County Council, to prepare and release the vehicles. 

The six staff members who have volunteered, will meet other UK Fire and Rescue Services who are donating items at Ashford Fire Station, they’ll then handover the vehicles in Poland on Sunday. 

Chief Fire Officer, Steve Owen-Hughes, said: “I am extremely proud that we can continue to help the people of Ukraine at this extremely difficult time. We’ve been working closely with the National Fire Chiefs Council as well as UK charity FIREAID offering support throughout this conflict as have many other fire and rescue services.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our colleagues who have helped support Ukraine so far by hosting charity events and donation stations, as well as the six members of staff volunteering to take these vehicles to Poland.”

“Follow us on Instagram as Crew Commander Tom Westcott will be taking us along on the ride by documenting their journey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm  

Detectives continuing to investigate a serious assault at Earl’s Court tube station in January are releasing CCTV footage.

Football fans were on-board a District line service travelling back from a football fixture at Chelsea FC's home-ground, Stamford Bridge on the 23rd. 

As the service approached Earl’s Court Underground station a fight broke out between two groups. 

A man then ran down the carriage and began attacking the victim near the train’s exit doors. 

The attack continued on the station’s platform and the victim was punched to the floor. 

As the victim lay on the floor, the man kicked him in the face. 

The victim suffered a broken nose and lost two teeth as a result of the attack. 

Officers believe the man in the CCTV footage may have information which could help their investigation. 

If you recognise him, or have any information, contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 491 of 23/01/22. 

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

UPDATE: Police attend chemical incident in Battersea

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 4.20pm to reports of a man aged in his 60s suffering from burn injuries caused by a chemical reaction at a block of flats in Battersea Park Road.

Officers, the LAS and the London Fire Brigade attended. 

The man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage with intent to endanger life.

He has been taken to a West London hospital. 

We are awaiting an update on his condition.

As a precaution, nearby properties have been evacuated and road closures are in place while the area is made safe. 

Nine Elms Lane is closed in both directions.

Officers remain on scene and enquiries continue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

A 42-year-old man has been charged with allowing his dog to chase deer in Bushy Park.

The man from Teddington will appear before magistrates later this month.

The Royal Parks is asking that all dog walkers keep their pets on leads during deer birthing season between now and the end of July. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Britain's Jack Draper has missed out on a place in the last-16 of the Madrid Open tennis.

He's lost in three sets to Andrey Rublev who's among the Russian players banned from competing at Wimbledon this summer. 

Draper was handed a wildcard to compete at the event. 

US Open champion Emma Raducanu's in action in the women's draw this evening against Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

80s pop icon Hazell Dean is re-releasing one of her favourite tracks for charity.

50% of sales of the ABBA cover ‘The Way Old Friends Do’ will go to Walk the Walk. 

The grant making breast cancer charity is best known for its MoonWalk London. 

Thousands gather on Clapham Common every year in their bras to take on a 26 mile midnight stroll of the capital. 

This year’s event is on Saturday, May the 14th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Post Office staff are going on strike today in a row over pay.

Members of the Wimbledon based Communication Workers Union voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action last month. 

It's over a pay freeze for 2021, and the offer of a below-inflation increase of 2% from April this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

It's understood the consortium led by US billionaire Todd Boehly's been given until the end of this week to finalise a takeover of Chelsea.

The group's undergoing the Premier League's owners and directors test. 

Meanwhile, former FA vice-chairman David Dein's asked the culture secretary for some proceeds of the sale to go to grassroots football. 

The government must approve the process after sanctioning Roman Abramovich.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

It’s unclear what’s caused a fire at a house in Richmond.

Emergency crews were called yesterday at around 3pm.

The roof of a third floor flat was damaged, and four people left before the brigade arrived.

The cause has been recorded as undetermined.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

One of the Queen's horses, Reach For The Moon, has been ruled out of next month's Epsom Derby due to fitness issues.

The 8-to-1 shot was third favourite for the classic race, which is being held this year as part of the monarch's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Queen's other two entries are Educator, priced at 40-to-1, and General Idea - rated a 66-to-1 chance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank believes they have a "very good chance" of keeping Christian Eriksen beyond the summer

The Denmark international suffered his first Premier League defeat since arriving at the club as they lost 3-nil to Manchester United last night.

He moved to Brentford on a six-month deal in January and has been linked with a number of other top flight teams.

Frank thinks he could stay.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

A man in a “ropey looking” car has been arrested in Kingston on suspicion of drug dealing

He was parked outside a multi-million pound house, and tried to avoid contact with police.

The force says they asked “very basic questions” such as where he lived or who his car belonged to, but he “did not know”.

A search revealed snap bags of cocaine and large amounts of money in his pockets, and more drugs in his underwear.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has set a new record for goals in a 46-game second tier season

He netted twice in last night's 7-nil thrashing of Luton to take his tally to 43 and seal his side the Championship title.

The Serb says the night couldn't have gone much better.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

A drug dealer from Hounslow has been jailed

20-year-old Mohamed Abadid was seen in December exchanging items with a woman in Hayes.

When he was searched, police found class A drugs wrapped tightly together “in a ball the size of a golf ball”.

He’s been sentenced to 44 months in prison, with a £190 surcharge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Ploughmans haven’t disappointed in the first match of the Surrey Cricket League this year

The reigning champions beat Balham and Tooting by two wickets.

Spencer Sharks, who were promoted to the Premier Division, lost their first match to London Gymkhana by 87 runs.

Surrey Warriors and Surrey Warriors A have jazzed up their names this year, becoming Surrey Warriors Spartans and Strikers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Monday 2 May 2022

New Malden Sports Club will celebrate its centenary at the weekend

The likes of Fred Perry have played tennis at the site during the 100 years its been open.

The celebration will take places on Saturday May 7th from 1 – 3 pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 pm  

You will be able to go on the world's longest non-stop flight from Heathrow to Sydney by the end of 2025

Qantas is ordering a dozen specially configured Airbus planes for the 20-hour journey.

The firm says an improvement in international flying after the worst of the covid pandemic has given it the confidence to make a major investment.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Andy Murray says he's "not supportive" of the ban on Russian and Belarusian tennis players competing at Wimbledon this summer

But the two-time champion admits there's no "right answer" to the issue.

Competitors from the two countries also aren't allowed at any other UK grass tournaments in response to the invasion of Ukraine.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

Three people remain in hospital this morning following a multi-vehicle collision on the M4

The incident happened yesterday afternoon at about 1.30 on the eastbound carriageway between junctions 4 and 3 near Heathrow airport.

Part of the westbound route had to be blocked to allow an air ambulance to land.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

Sunday 1 May 2022

In a historic game at Twickenham the Army’s Women beat the Royal Navy 68-0 in their annual encounter.

It was the first inter-services women’s rugby union match to be played at the game’s headquarters.

The men’s game was a much more closely contested affair with the Army beating the Navy 35-27 to take the Babcock Trophy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

Chelsea have failed to win for the second successive Premier League game with a 1-nil defeat at strugglers Everton.

It follows the third-placed side's 1-1 draw away to Manchester United on Thursday.

Boss Thomas Tuchel  tells us, they must tighten up at the back.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

A person who impersonated a police officer to try and scam someone in Epsom is being hunted.

On Thursday, police received a call from a concerned relative that a loved was in the process of being scammed.

The fraudster claimed to be part of a police team, and that money be withdrawn from certain banks and handed to a waiting officer.

Police say they will never call you asking for bank details, or withdraw cash.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Labour's calling for behavioural and cultural change to tackle sleaze in Westminster, as a Cabinet minister admits improvements could be made.

The Business Secretary and MP for Spelthorne a Kwasi Kwarteng says the scheme to deal with sexual misconduct allegations against MPs 'isn't working sufficiently well'.

But he insists closing parliament's bars isn't the solution.

There's been criticism after Tory, Neil Parish, watched pornography on his phone in the Chamber.

He's since resigned.

SNP MP, Anum Qaisar, says women are having to look after one another.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

Epsom’s oldest Scout group is preparing to mark its centenary.

The 3rd Epsom Scout Group is on the hunt for former members so it can host a special reunion in the summer.

The club wants to hear from any volunteers, Scouts, Beavers or Explorers and is keen to share photos from the last 100 years.

To get involved or find out more, go to 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Police in Staines are appealing for witnesses following an attempted rape in Staines.

31 year old Ratheesan Ranganathan was charged with attempted rape following an incident around Chertsey Lane just after 10.30pm last Friday.

Mr Ranganathan will appear at Guildford Magistrates Court tomorrow. 

Anyone with information or may have witnessed what happened that evening should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel's looking forward to meeting up with club legend Frank Lampard for the first time this afternoon

The former Stamford Bridge player and manager is now in charge of today's Premier League opponents Everton - and is fighting to keep them in the top flight.

Tuchel says he has huge respect for Lampard and his staff.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

A minister's admitted the system in place to deal with irresponsible behaviour in Parliament 'isn't working sufficiently well'

The Commons Speaker's calling for 'radical reform' to working practices, following a number of bullying and sexual misconduct claims against MPs.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle's suggesting staff should no longer be employed by the parliamentarians they work for.

Tory Neil Parish resigned yesterday, after watching pornography in the chamber.

The business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng feels he did the right thing by stepping down.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

People in Wandsworth are being urged to explore talking therapy to help them with every day anxieties

Talk Wandsworth allows people to book through a GP or refer themselves to chat through certain mental health concerns. 

Harpreet Shergill is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. 

She explains some of the health worries talking therapy can help with.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

A wildlife hospital in Leatherhead says gardening injuries are to blame for a number of recent admissions

Wildlife Aid Foundation takes in and rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned animals in Surrey. 

One of the first garden injuries of the year involved a hedgehog, while others have involved birds, snakes and slow worms. 

The advice to gardeners is to always check the area they are tending before using tools, especially if they are electric.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

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