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Saturday, 23 April 2022

Manchester City's 5-1 thrashing of Watford has moved them four points clear of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table

Newcastle's 3-nil win at Norwich pushed their opponents closer to relegation.

Arsenal are up to fourth thanks to their 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the early game - although Tottenham couldn’t climb back above their north London rivals after a goalless draw at Brentford in the late kick-off.

In the Championship already promoted Fulham drew 1-all at Bournemouth.

AFC Wimbledon’s survival in League Two will go to the last day of the season after their 1-all draw at Fleetwood.

Sutton lost 1-nil at Barrow while Forrest Green Rovers drew nil-all at Bristol Rovers to secure their promotion to League One for the first time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 pm  

Spelthorne Borough Council has launched a consultation for residents to voice their views on proposed changes to its housing allocation policy

The consultation will run for six weeks until the 1st of June and will give residents the chance to have their voices heard regarding the policy changes driven by increasing demand for social housing and existing levels of homelessness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 pm  

According to the latest research England must double its film and television production space by 2026 if it wants to keep pace with growing demand

According to global real estate advisor Knight Frank an additional 6-million square feet of space will be needed.

In February Amazon struck a record-breaking deal to lease space at Shepperton Studios.

Streaming rival Netflix also has an exclusive contract at the Surrey studios.

Spending on film and television production in England grew at a rate of 14.6% per annum between 2016 and 2021.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

Owners of the Southwest London ex-filter beds have had plans for a bigger pontoon in Surbiton rejected.

50 residents objected to the plans and subsequently had them overturned. 

Members the Seething wells Action Group have been trying to save the filter beds on the 14-acre former industrial site.

They are believed to be one of the largest open stretches by the river left in London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Wandsworth police have arrested a man in the tooting area for dangerous driving, being equipped to steal and for drugs offences.

Officers employed the National Police Air Service in the early hours of this morning to locate the man. 

He was eventually found hiding in a garden by a police dog.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery of a delivery driver in Ashford just after 7 am this morning.

Four men sprayed the driver in the eyes with an unknown substance and then robbed parcels from his Mercedes Sprinter van between Village Way and Parkland Grove. 

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101 or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A man from Richmond has been crowned volunteer of the year at the England Golf Awards.

Alan Plumb, a member of Strawberry Hill Golf Club, is known as the “go to guy” whenever help is needed.  

He also plays an influential role in Strawberry Hill's 'Get into Golf' programme as well as the running of the academy. 

His work on a schools' programme has also seen him devote time and energy to a project for children with special needs.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Brentford take on Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon.

The Bees are hosting Spurs in a league game for the first time since a 4-1 defeat in the second tier in 1949.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has faith in his team. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The Children’s Queen Elizabeth Foundation charity shop in Chessington is holding a special sale.

They are offering a 50 percent discount on all baby goods until the end of the day.

The QEF works with over 4,000 children and adults with physical and learning disabilities. 

All proceeds from the sale will go directly to the charity. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

14 of the UK’s most prestigious milliners have created a number of hats to represent the 7 decades of the Queen’s reign.
They will go on display over the course of the Epsom Derby weekend on June the 3rd and 4th. 
After that, they will be sold to raise funds for charity, Brain Tumour Research.
  
Karen Pengelly is from Epsom BID. 
 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A free online school for ‘olderpreneurs’ is launching in Hammersmith next month.
The Start-up School for Seniors is an eight-week course aimed at helping reduce unemployment in the over 50s. 

According to Office for National Statistics, there are now 550,000 fewer people aged over 50 in employment than in March 2020. 

One in five people over 50 are also self-employed; more than any other age group.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Friday, 22 April 2022

Traffic wardens say they will work the Wimbledon Tennis Fortnight this year following an argument over pay.

Some staff, who are also GMB Union members, claim Merton Council wanted to change their overtime rates. 

However, the Union says the proposed consultation will now be rewritten and reissued at a later date.

We’ve contacted Merton Council for comment. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

The Belarussian Tennis Federation says Wimbledon's decision to stop its players – and those from Russia – taking part in this year's tournament will incite "hatred."

The governing body’s considering taking legal action against the All-England club.

Russian World Number eight Andrey Rublev has described the ban as "complete discrimination."


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A drug dealer from Stanwell has been jailed.














27 year old Jordan Cowley was caught discarding two packages out the window when police attended an address in Clare Road.

The two packages contained heroin and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of £10,000.

He was charged for possession with intent to supply class A drugs  and has been jailed for two and a half years.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

It’s now compulsory for dogs to be kept on leads in all areas of Richmond and Bushy Parks.

The rule comes from managers The Royal Parks and covers the deer birthing season until the end of July.  

Royal Parks Police sergeant, Peter Sturgess, explains why it’s so important dog walkers heed the advice.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

300 deer are expected to be born in Richmond and Bushy Parks between now and July.

To help the annual birthing season go smoothly, it’s now compulsory for dogs to be kept on leads in all areas of the parks. 

Royal Parks Police sergeant, Peter Sturgess, says the main priority is safety, whether it be human or animal.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says he's a big fan of F1 great Lewis Hamilton and tennis legend Serena Williams but doesn't know details about their part in a possible takeover.

Hamilton's today confirmed his involvement in Sir Martin Broughton's consortium calling it a great opportunity, despite being an Arsenal fan. 

Tuchel didn't want to comment much on the part they're playing but says they're exceptional role models.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

A house has been damaged in Barnes after a fire last night.

25 fire fighters were called at 22:55pm to a property on Archway Street and the blaze was out around an hour and a half later.

The exterior fascia and small part of the roof was damaged, as well as the balcony of an adjacent property.

There were no reports of any injuries, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A Heathrow boss has hit back at passengers accusing them of causing some of the Easter travel chaos

Passengers were forced into long ques and cancellations last weekend.

Speaking to the Express Nigel Milton said, ‘people forgot the rules’ over having the correct covid documentation and passports close to expiry.

Meanwhile staff shortages were to blame for some issues as employees were falling sick with covid.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

The Belarussian Tennis Federation says Wimbledon's decision to stop its players and those from Russia taking part in this year's tournament will incite "hatred."

 The governing body’s considering taking legal action against the All-England club.

Russian World Number eight Andrey Rublev has described the ban as "complete discrimination."


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

A police investigation has begun after shots were fired into an address in Mitcham.

Officers were called to Hasty Close just after 12.30am on Thursday 31 March to reports of a shotgun being fired at an occupant inside the address. 

The shots missed and there were no injuries but reports of a dark Audi car was seen carrying three men near the block of flats.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Nearly one person in South West London is receiving their Spring Covid booster every minute.

Almost 3.1 million Coronavirus vaccines have been distributed across the six boroughs since jabs were introduced in December 2020. 

This includes 800,000 boosters. 

Winnie received her Spring booster at the St Nicholas Shopping Centre in Sutton earlier this week.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Traffic wardens say they will work the Wimbledon Tennis Fortnight this year following an argument over pay.

Some staff, who are also GMB Union members, claim Merton Council wanted to change their overtime rates. 

However, the Union says the proposed consultation will now be rewritten and reissued at a later date.

We’ve contacted Merton Council for comment. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 am  

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Police are hunting for a man from Epsom after he failed to appear in court for burglary offences last month.












26-year-old Connor Higgs is described as a white man, around 5ft 10” tall, of medium build, with short brown chopped hair and blue eyes.

He has the word ‘mum’ tattooed on his right arm.

Connor also has links to Leatherhead and Ashtead.

You can view an image of him on our Radio Jackie website.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

Police are hunting for a man from Laleham wanted in connection with an ongoing investigation.












36-year-old Robert Thomas is described as white, 6ft 2”, of muscular build, dark brown hair with tattoos on his hands and neck.

Robert also has connections to Feltham and Weymouth.

You can view an image of him on our Radio Jackie website.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Another planning application for the redevelopment of the Stag Brewery site in Mortlake has been submitted.

The plans, by owner Reselton Properties Limited, are now open to the public. 

They centre on a mixed development consisting of residential, community, education, recreational and commercial uses.  

 Comments need to be submitted before the 15th of May. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm  

A number of webinars will take place next week for people wanting to host Ukrainian refugees in Merton.

The first hour-long session is scheduled for Tuesday at 7pm via the council’s website.

Prospective hosts will be able to ask questions about the process and will also be given details of the types of support available. 

Charity, Wimbledon Guild has also set up a Facebook group for hosts so they have their own a forum where they can support each other. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm  

Two of the world's biggest sports stars - Sir Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams - have joined one of the bids to take over Chelsea Football Club.

It's reported they've pledged around 10-million pounds each to the consortium led by former Liverpool chairman, Sir Martin Broughton.

The club's up for sale after the UK sanctioned Russian owner, Roman Abramovich over the conflict in Ukraine.

A preferred buyer is expected to be named before the end of the month.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

A man has been arrested after a safe was stolen from the home of a Chelsea player.

Police were called in September to the home of Reece James in Cobham.

A 31-year-old from Blackwater in Hampshire and has arrested and released under investigation.

James posted clips on social media showing a group of people opening the electric gates and rolling a safe across the driveway.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A police officer for South-West London has been dismissed after sexually touching two female officers.

Three of the four incidents took place while the officers were on duty.

The panel found that they were gross misconduct, and he’s been added to the barred list by the college of policing.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police have released an image of a man they’d like to speak to in connection with a robbery at Morden Underground station.










On the 4th March at 4pm, a group of masked man surrounded the victim at the barrier gates and demanded his coat.

When the victim refused, one man threatened that he had a knife.

Officers believe the man in the image may have information that could help with the investigation.

anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

He’s the club’s fourth-highest goal scorer of all time, netting 104 goals in 254 appearances.

Former Manchester United treble winners Paul Scholes and Peter Schmeichel are also being given a spot there.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A regular Prostate cancer testing clinic has opened in Ottershaw.

Men aged between 40 and 80 can book online before turning up at the Trident Garage in Guildford Road. 

The clinics, run by volunteers, are being held on the first Saturday morning of the month.  

1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer, which is more likely to be cured the earlier it is diagnosed, according to charity Prostate Cancer UK. 

To book a test, please go to cts.mypsatests.org or via cancertestingsouth.org

There is a fee to have a test as the clinics are run 100% by volunteers. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man has been rescued from a fire at a care home in Raynes Park.

Emergency crews were called today at around 1.45am to Blenheim Road.

A further six other residents were moved to safety.

The cause is under investigation by both the brigade and the police.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

World number one Novak Djokovic has called Wimbledon's decision to ban Russian and Belarussian players "crazy" saying "politics and tennis should not mix"

The British Grand Slam has become the first tournament to prevent individuals competing from the two countries following the war in Ukraine.

The ATP and WTA tours are also unhappy.

While Ukrainian Elina Svitolina who reached the semi-finals in 2019 has also criticised the decision.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Sir David Attenborough has been named a 'Champion of the Earth' by the UN's Environment Programme

The title recognises environmentalist's commitment to sharing stories about the natural world.

Accepting the award, the Richmond resident said that environmental success stories should give us hope that change is possible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

An off-duty police officer has been injured in East Sheen trying to arrest a suspected shoplifter

At around 7pm on Tuesday, the officer tried to stop the suspect getting into a car, and was carried on the bonnet for a short distance.

Another off-duty officer saw this and came to his aid.

The officer was taken to hospital, but has been discharged.

Two people have been arrested on a number of charges.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was made to regret more defensive errors in last night's 4-2 Premier League defeat against Arsenal

It was their third consecutive loss in all competitions at Stamford Bridge - after going down 4-1 to Brentford and 3-1 to Real Madrid.

Tuchel says his team are far too generous to their opponents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

A man from Feltham has been jailed, for his part in helping a man in prison continue his drug ring

42-year-old Darryl Tawiah from Southwark used phones in prison to contact a supplier in the Netherlands.

Among the drugs he spoke to the supplier about was a date-rape drug that is allegedly being sought after in Chelsea.

34-year-old  Dorian Vaciulis was responsible for collecting cash and drugs. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

A wildlife hospital in Leatherhead says it is being “inundated” with orphaned animals

Wildlife Aid Foundation says it is seeing an influx of young badgers, foxes, birds and rodents. 

The charity relies on volunteers and all of the animals treated are done so free of charge. 

The aim is to release those they can, back into the wild. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Kingston Liberal Synagogue will open its doors once again this Friday.

The site in Rushett Road in Long Ditton is collecting donations for Ukrainian refugees. 

Items most needed include dry and tinned food for both adults and babies, and in-date medicines. 

The Synagogue is unable to accept bedding, clothing or toys. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Weapons and drugs are just two of the reasons police have stopped and searched people in South-West London this month.

Officers from Richmond, Kingston, Merton and Wandsworth have released data about the types of stops they carry out. 

The Met says officers should always give a reason and cite the law which they have used when conducting a stop and search. 

Richmond has the least amount of recorded stop and searches in London over the last two years while Westminster has the most


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man from Croydon has been sentenced to two years five months for multiple burglary offenses in Redhill last October.

35 -year-old Lloyd Ernest Edwards of Cherry Orchard Road stole a wallet and a mobile phone from the canteen of Carrington School.

A few days later he entered a property in Keats Avenue and stole a handbag containing a wallet with bank cards and lottery tickets.

He was identified on CCTV after trying to use the stolen banks card and lottery tickets soon after committing the burglaries.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Two people have been given suspended prison sentences, after repeatedly moving their caravans onto a site in Shepperton.

John and Louise Gess were ordered in 2013 not to occupy land west of Sheep Walk.

However, in 2015 they breached that order and were handed suspended £2,500 fines.

They moved back in Summer 2020, left in May 2021, but returned that November, and have now left again.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man from Carshalton has failed to appear in court for burglary offences last month.

24-year-old Callan Doyle also has links to Epsom and Leatherhead.

He’s described as white, around 5ft 8inces tall, of slim build with blue eyes. He tattoos of loyalty’ and ‘grandad’ on each of his arms.

Anyone who has seen him or who could help find him is asked to call 101.

You can find a picture of him on our twitter page just search for Jackie News  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Volunteers in New Malden spent the Easter weekend graffiti-proofing some of the town’s artwork.

They took to the new Beeline Way which runs from the station to Raynes Park. 

The walking and cycling route has been blighted with graffiti tags since it opened to the public last spring.

Volunteer residents, who have also been busy planting tulips, say they wanted the official artwork of a badger and butterflies preserved. 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Officers investigating a racist incident at Tooting Bec station have released a CCTV image in connection with the investigation.

A man pushed past two women walking down the stairs to the platform on the afternoon of Sunday the 3rd of April.

He then made racially derogatory comments towards one of them.

To view the image of the person police would like to question, go to the news section of our website. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

The Queen’s stand at Epsom Downs Racecourse is to be permanently renamed The Queen Elizabeth II Stand.

It’s to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in June.

Lucy Mayer takes a look at other celebrations being planned for this year’s Epsom Derby in the Queen’s honour. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Russian and Belarusian tennis players have been banned from playing at Wimbledon this summer

The All England Lawn Tennis Club says it has a responsibility to "limit Russia's global influence" following the invasion of Ukraine.

Men's world number two Daniil Medvedev and women's world number four Aryna Sabalenka will be among those to miss out.

The Lawn Tennis Association's also banned Russian or Belarusian players from playing at any UK grass court tournaments.

Wimbledon statement:

On behalf of the All England Club and the Committee of Management of The Championships, we wish to express our ongoing support for all those impacted by the conflict in Ukraine during these shocking and distressing times.

We share in the universal condemnation of Russia’s illegal actions and have carefully considered the situation in the context of our duties to the players, to our community and to the broader UK public as a British sporting institution. We have also taken into account guidance set out by the UK Government specifically in relation to sporting bodies and events.

Given the profile of The Championships in the United Kingdom and around the world, it is our responsibility to play our part in the widespread efforts of Government, industry, sporting and creative institutions to limit Russia’s global influence through the strongest means possible.

In the circumstances of such unjustified and unprecedented military aggression, it would be unacceptable for the Russian regime to derive any benefits from the involvement of Russian or Belarusian players with The Championships.

It is therefore our intention, with deep regret, to decline entries from Russian and Belarusian players to The Championships 2022.

Ian Hewitt, Chairman of the All England Club, commented: “We recognise that this is hard on the individuals affected, and it is with sadness that they will suffer for the actions of the leaders of the Russian regime.

"We have very carefully considered the alternative measures that might be taken within the UK Government guidance but, given the high profile environment of The Championships, the importance of not allowing sport to be used to promote the Russian regime and our broader concerns for public and player (including family) safety, we do not believe it is viable to proceed on any other basis at The Championships.”

If circumstances change materially between now and June, we will consider and respond accordingly.

We also welcome the LTA’s decision in declining entries from Russian and Belarusian players to UK events to ensure that British tennis is delivering a consistent approach across the summer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

A man in his 20s has been charged following a robbery in Morden on Monday.

Two people were arrested after the incident, and the second man is still being investigated.

Police are thanking the public for calling them “so promptly”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists Romelu Lukaku's career at Stamford Bridge is not over.

The 97-million pound club record signing has failed to live up to expectations since his return to Stamford Bridge 

The Belgium will be in the squad for their game with Arsenal this evening.

Tuchel says he takes some of the responsibility for Lukaku's poor form.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Former Wimbledon Champion and world tennis number one Andy Murray will play in next week's Madrid Open.

He's been given a wildcard to take part in the event in the Spanish capital.

Murray's still unlikely to play in the French Open.

He was expected to miss the whole of the clay court campaign to focus on the grass court season.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The Metropolitan Police's acting commissioner has admitted cultural problems in the force are not down to "a few bad apples".

Sir Stephen House has been questioned by MPs about the actions of some of those within it - and the damage done.

The murder of Sarah Everard from Clapham by serving officer Wayne Couzens was mentioned, along with offensive messages shared by a team at Charing Cross.

He insists there are plenty of people at Scotland Yard who have the same positive goal.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

A government minister says if someone deliberately lies to parliament they should resign, as Boris Johnson faces a vote on whether he should be investigated

The Prime Minister yesterday apologised for breaking Covid rules - but senior Conservative Mark Harper says he's not "worthy" of leading the country.

Small business minister and Sutton MP Paul Scully believes Mr Johnson did not mislead parliament.

He's hinted further Commons scrutiny should wait until a full police investigation into Covid law-breaking is over.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

A man's pleaded guilty to uploading a "grossly offensive" video of a Grenfell Tower cardboard model being burnt on a bonfire

Paul Bussetti, who's 49 and from Croydon, was previously cleared, before that acquittal was quashed by the High Court.

He's been given a 10-week prison sentence, suspended for two years.

The footage went viral online and was described as "vile" by a relative of one of the 72 people who died in the disaster.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Volunteers in Surbiton are looking to crowdfund £300 to help them continue their environmental work

 New bulbs and DIY tools are needed in order to extend the planting and clearing being done alongside the Thames at Queen’s Promenade.

A Crowdfunding page has launched, which you can find here.

 Lead volunteer, Julian Meers, says there’s so much more the team still wants to do.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Aleksander Mitrovic struck his 40th goal of the season as he helped Fulham clinch promotion to the Premier League

The Serb netted twice as they beat Preston 3-nil last night to guarantee a place in the top flight next season.

He says there's still time to take his personal tally even higher.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

Boris Johnson will be preparing himself for another round of tricky questions in the Commons later

Tory MP and former chief whip Mark Harper has called for Mr Johnson to step down.

There will be a debate about whether the PM misled Parliament tomorrow, followed by a vote on whether he should be investigated.

His "whole hearted" apology for breaking lockdown rules, didn't go down too well yesterday.

Croydon Central Labour MP Sarah Jones asked him outright if he thought he’d broken the law.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Unpaid carers in Surrey are to receive more support to looked after loved ones under new and improved contracts.

With input from families in the county, they’re designed to bring several improvements to help carers and loved ones lead better lives.

Benefits include “Giving Carers a Voice” service which will encourage feedback from carers to help further refine services.

There will also be five new support hubs, a support service for carers of people with mental health needs and up to 35 hours of breaks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is backing Romelu Lukaku to rediscover his goalscoring form.

The Belgium international - who arrived back at Stamford Bridge for 98-million pounds in the summer - has scored just five times in the Premier League this campaign.

But Tuchel has confidence the striker will add to his tally before the season's out.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

If you fancy brushing up on your Shakespeare, Richmond Shakespeare Society are performing a mega-production of Henry 1V.

Their most ambitious production for years has cast 22 actors in 60 roles.

The story revolves around the rise of one king, the fall of another and is full of intrigue and treachery.

The production is playing at The Mary Wallace Theatre until April 28th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Police in Surrey are appealing for witnesses following a sexual assault in Caterham.

The assault is believed to have taken place on Sunday between 9:20 pm and 10:40 pm on Green Lane. 

Police have described the suspect as a 6 ft tall white male with short dark hair, wearing a black tracksuit top and bottoms, and who is approximately 25 years old. 

Anyone with any information that could help the investigation is urged to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

85% of pupils in Hounslow have been offered their first preference school and 96% have been offered one of their top three choices.

Higher proportions of children are getting into their first choice primary school compared to last year in most areas of England.

Today is what's known as National Offer Day, where families find out where their kids will be going.

As of midday, 19 out of 35 English councils reported a rise in those given their preferred school.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man in his 20s was airlifted to hospital after a fight broke out on Clapham Common last night.

Police were called to Rookery Road just before 19:30 to reports of an altercation. 

The man sustained a stab injury to his neck, his condition was assessed at hospital as not life threatening or life changing.

There have been no arrests at this time and enquiries are ongoing.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has died following a fatal collision on Kingston Bypass in Hook in the early hours of this morning.

It happened at twenty past four and the driver of the other vehicle was taken to hospital with potentially life-changing injuries.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The A3 Kingston Bypass is still closed while investigations continue.

We’ll have a radio jackie travel update in 20 minutes.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

A group which has been disrupting fuel supplies says it’s stopping its action until next Monday.

Just Stop Oil’s actions have included climbing on top of an oil tanker at Chiswick Roundabout, at disrupting an Esso facility near Heathrow.

The group says there’s been nearly 1,000 arrests in connection with their activities.

It adds that if action isn’t taken, they will “escalate” their efforts.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A home in Hounslow has been damaged in a fire.

The brigade was called on Saturday just after 2.30pm to Holly Road.

There are no reports of any injuries and the cause is under investigation.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Retired tennis number one Ash Barty has signed up to play in an international exhibition golf tournament, prompting speculation it might be her next challenge in sport

The reigning Wimbledon Champion abruptly quit tennis last month and will go up against sports people including Pep Guardiola, Harry Kane and Michael Phelps in the event in June and July.

Barty has already played women's cricket professionally in an earlier tennis sabbatical.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

A man has had his car seized after using his phone on the A3 near Tolworth

The Swiss licence holder was seen driving at 50mph in the middle lane.

Checks found his car had no insurance, and it was seized and reported.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

There will be no easing back into work for the Prime Minister after this Easter break

Later today he'll face MPs for the first time since he was fined for breaching Covid rules, after attending a birthday party in June 2020.

We're expecting him to urge those in the House of Commons to "move on" from so-called 'party-gate'.

But Labour's shadow policing minister and Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones says it's not going away.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Boris Johnson's expected to outline "his version of events" later when he faces MPs for the first time since getting fined for breaking lockdown rules

It's thought the Prime Minister will apologise for Covid breaches in Downing Street.

And the PM's also facing allegations that he was involved in instigating a leaving do in November 2020 - that's something Downing Street denies.

Chelsea and Fulham Tory MP Greg Hands supports him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

A new voluntary ambulance service is coming to New Malden next month

The scheme is to increase ambulance availability for higher-risk patients.

Volunteer paramedics will transport patients who need extra assistance to hospital instead of an ambulance being called out.

St John Ambulance and the community first responder scheme have helped to train and assess 22 volunteers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

A man has been airlifted to hospital after being stabbed on Clapham Common

The man in his 20s was attacked yesterday evening just before 7.30.

No arrests have yet been made, and his condition has been assessed as non-life-threatening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 am  

Monday, 18 April 2022

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says they're guaranteed a "sweeter" end to the season by reaching the FA Cup final.

A 2-nil win over Crystal Palace means they'll return to Wembley next month to face Liverpool.

It's a repeat of the League Cup final - which Chelsea lost on penalties.

He knows their opponents are chasing the quadruple - but it means nothing to Tuchel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The Mayor of Richmond’s Tennis Tournament is returning to the David Llyod Health Club, Hampton, on the 22nd April.

All proceeds from the event will go to the charities A Dose of Nature and Habitats and Heritage.

They have been picked to raise awareness of climate change within the borough and to show residents how they can make a difference.

Members and non-members are welcome to play, and registration is now open.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says he does not "care" about Liverpool's bid to win the quadruple, after setting up an FA Cup final with Jurgen Klopp's side.

They beat Crystal Palace 2-nil at Wembley.

Next month's decider will be a repeat of the League Cup final, which Liverpool won on penalties.

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta admits they're not yet at the same level as their opponents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man was taken to hospital and four other people were treated on scene after a fire at a nightclub in Clapham Common last Saturday.

Part of the ground floor of a two-storey club was damaged; 60 people were evacuated from the building on Clapham Common South Side. 

The brigade was called just before quarter past 12 in the morning and it was out just over an hour later.

The fire is believed to have been accidental and involved an indoor firework.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm  

A man was taken to hospital and four other people were treated on scene after a fire at a nightclub in Clapham Common last Saturday.

Part of the ground floor of a two-storey club was damaged; 60 people were evacuated from the building on Clapham Common South Side. 

The brigade was called just before quarter past 12 in the morning and it was out just over an hour later.

The fire is believed to have been accidental and involved an indoor firework.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Fulham can secure promotion straight back to the Premier League tonight - without having to kick a ball.

The Championship club will return to the top flight if Nottingham Forest lose to West Brom.

If that doesn't happen, they'd go up by beating Preston tomorrow.

Former Fulham striker Leroy Rosenior tells us, this season's success can be credited to boss Marco Silva.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

A charity in Epsom set up to support Ukraine has grown to over 350 volunteers in just a few weeks.

Surrey Stands with Ukraine sends medical supplies to the country, and has sent 12 vans so far.

They’ve also been given space free in The Ashley Centre.

Anne-Marie, from the charity, says while the demand for sleeping mats and jumpers has gone down, some items will always be needed.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

A charity in Epsom is cycling the distance from there to Ukraine, to raise money for those in the war.
Surrey Stands With Ukraine has a hub in The Ashley Centre, and an exercise bike will be set up inside it.

Anyone will be able to go there and help with the 1,556 miles they’re hoping to achieve.

Anne-Marie, from the charity, says small acts by many people really add up.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Staines has been named as one of the unhappiest railway stations in the country.

Distrelec looked at reviews people left on TripAdvisor, and concluded it’s the eighth most miserable.

One reviewer says “I literally hate going to the place”, although others praised the “friendly staff”.

The research says that the happiest in the country is St Pancras International.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

We’re being urged to use NHS services “appropriately” this bank holiday weekend.

St George’s in Tooting says they’re very busy and experiencing a high demand on services, with many going to A&E who didn’t need to.

In recent weeks, they’ve seen people attend A&E because they ran out of medication, which is usually dealt with by chemists and GPs.

Hospital CEO Jacqueline Totterdell says to call NHS 111 before attending hospital if it isn’t an emergency.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Sunday, 17 April 2022

Sprinter Iwan Thomas will trek to Machu Picchu to fundraise for a Sutton cancer charity in September.

The Olympic silver medallist will join fundraisers raising money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’s Oak Centre Appeal.

Earlier this week, he met with cancer patient Tara Kelly who is also taking part in the journey to Machu Picchu.

Tara was diagnosed in 2019 and thanked the staff for their support stating that without them “I don’t think I would be here today.”

The Oak Cancer Centre aims to bring 400 researchers and 350 clinical staff together when it opens next year.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

People travelling around London should expect disruption to their journeys this Easter weekend.

Transport for London and other travel companies confirmed many routes would close for maintenance.

No Gatwick Express services will run from Victoria and there will be no Piccadilly line trains running to and from Heathrow Airport.

People are advised to check their routes before making a journey.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

A playground in Brentford has finally opened after its equipment was vandalised

Brand new play facilities at Waterman’s Park were installed at the start of the month and it was due to open last week.

However, the opening had to be postponed after vandals wreaked havoc.

The equipment and outdoor gym form part of the redevelopment which includes a new basketball area and space for outdoor yoga.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Wandsworth’s Youth Offending Team is asking people to consider donating their old bikes

Staff run a project teaching bike repair skills to young people serving community court orders.

They repair donated bikes and then give them to people who had theirs stolen, as well as to refugees. 

The Youth Offending Team works with 10 to18 year olds who have received a court order for committing a crime.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Families are being sought across South West London to act as hosts for international students

Mother of two Janice Howard has been taking in youngsters studying at Wimbledon School of English for about 10 years.

She says the experience has been as enjoyable for her family as it has the students they welcome into their home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

A second concert in aid of Ukrainian refugees will take place in Esher at the end of the month after the original date sold out

Musicians including Kenney Jones from The Small Faces are performing at Esher Theatre on the 27th.

They’ve now added the 28th to their diaries due to “huge demand for tickets.”  

Money raised will go to the Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

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