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Saturday, 30 April 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 @ 7:56 pm  

AFC Wimbledon are heading down to League Two after a 4-3 loss to Accrington at Plough Lane

Doncaster and Crewe are also relegated.

While MK Dons, Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland and Wycombe will contest the League One play-offs.

Wigan have won the title after beating Shrewsbury 3-nil on the final day of the season to secure promotion to the Championship.

Rotherham are also going up thanks to a 2-nil victory at Gillingham, who have been relegated.

Meanwhile Liverpool have beaten Newcastle 1-nil to keep their Premier League title bid alive.

Crystal Palace came from behind to win 2-1 at Southampton.

Sutton lost 4-1 to Bradford in their League Two encounter at Gander Green Lane.

While Hampton and Richmond Borough went down 3-nil at Havant and Waterlooville in the National League South.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Four Just Stop Oil protesters have been charged with causing criminal damage at the Cobham and Clacket Lane service stations of over 5-thousand pounds

Officers were called to both stations just after 7am on Thursday following reports that a large number of protesters were gluing themselves to the pumps, to forecourt signs and to vehicles.

Significant damage was caused to the pumps on both forecourts.

Bail conditions for the four include not being able to enter Surrey.

Twenty-seven others are still under investigation.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

The Metropolitan Police is asking permission directly from the Court of Appeal to challenge a ruling against it, over the Sarah Everard vigil

Last month the High Court found officers breached the rights of the event's organisers, with its handling of the planned event on Clapham Common last March.

The force said in a statement that the appeal is about the decisions and communications with organisers beforehand.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Brentford FC and the Brentford Community Sports Trust have begun a children’s book collection drive

The Premier League club is working with the Children’s Book Project to take donations of preloved books that children have outgrown, or which parents may wish to give away.

Deposit boxes have been placed outside the Brentford FC superstore and at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub.

They’ll be there until Saturday May 7th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

32 households in Spelthorne have so far offered up their homes to Ukrainian refugees.

The properties are currently being vetted to make sure they are suitable. 

7 Ukrainians have already settled into the borough, living with four families.

Ashford Youth Club will also be hosting a Ukrainian Support Group, every Wednesday from 5.30 to 7pm starting next week.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

Fulham’s young people have been helping to put a smile back on the faces of some of the area’s most vulnerable residents.

Cubs and Beavers from the 10th Fulham Scout Group have been volunteering with charity, The Smile Brigade.

The children, all aged six to 10, volunteered at the Clem Attlee Community Hall, packing groceries and hot meals for delivery. 

The Cubs packed more than 400 meals and 100 grocery bags in total;  food that The Smile Brigade delivers free of charge.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Residents in Wandsworth eligible for an energy rebate payment are being warned about a new scam.

The legitimate scheme offers a one-off £150 rebate to those living in homes in council tax Bands A to D.

However, reports suggest fraudsters are using this as a way to try and obtain sensitive personal information.

Recent instances involve cold callers contacting residents offering to process the payment if they reveal their bank details. 

The council says it will never ask for bank details by phone or email. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

Paintings created by Fine Art students at Richmond upon Thames College have gone on display.

Youngsters were given a brief of creating work that encompasses the college’s core ethos of diversity and inclusivity.

The aim is to prepare them for tasks in a professional capacity once they leave education. 

The works, by Level 3 Fine Art students, will remain on the new campus building’s walls.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Friday, 29 April 2022

Surrey Police’s top officer Lisa Townsend is encouraging more victims of stalking to report the crime.

Today marks the end of National Stalking Awareness Week.

It’s run annually by East Sheen based charity, The Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

Its aim is to raise awareness of the effect of stalking, focusing on different issues related to the crime.

This year’s theme is ‘Bridging the Gap’ which highlights the crucial role that Independent Stalking Advocates play.

These are trained specialists who provide victims with expert advice and support during times of crisis.

In Surrey, the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office has provided funding for two Stalking Advocates and their associated training. 

Funding has also been provided for three stalking advocacy training workshops delivered by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to wider staff. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Epsom’s MP says he doesn’t expect the new hospital planned for Sutton to be open until the second half of the decade.

Chris Grayling has been responding to residents about the time frame for the site proposed at Belmont. 

He says the pandemic has delayed proceedings but understands that a planning application is due in the coming months. 

Under the proposals, six major services, including A&E, would relocate out of Epsom and St Helier hospitals to the new site. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

We’re being reminded that mental health services are still available this bank holiday weekend.

GPs are offering most appointments through video and telephone consultations, but face to face consultations are offered if necessary.

However, we’re also being told to only use 999 for emergencies such as blackouts, serious injuries, strokes, and chest pain.

Lead GP for Merton, Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam, says “despite the NHS being extremely busy”, they’re still working to administer COVID-19 jabs.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Over £1m is to be returned to 200 victims of a notorious fraudster from Wimbledon.

The “Wolf of Wimbledon”, Jeffrey Revell-Reade, was convicted in 2014 for £70m worth of boiler room fraud.

The Serious Fraud Office has worked with partners in Madrid to settle a luxury penthouse in the Costa Del Sol to recoup his gains.

After being informed of the compensation, a victim said “I dropped a tear” and that the fraud “continues to have an impact on my life”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

British businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe has made a late bid worth more than 4-billion pounds to buy Chelsea.

The owner of petrochemicals giant Ineos held discussions with the club's officials yesterday.

The shortlist of potential owners is down to three with Ratcliffe alongside two American consortiums.

It's after Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagluica was told his proposal to take over at Stamford Bridge was unsuccessful.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Musicians across South West London and Surrey are being given a once in a lifetime to chance to play in the birthplace of The Beatles.

The National Trust now owns 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool, which was Paul McCartney’s childhood home. 

‘The Forthlin Sessions’ will see unsigned music artists given the chance to visit, write, and perform there.

Those over 18 who are interested, need to apply before midnight tomorrow via The National Trust’s website. 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man who fatally stabbed a teenager in Thornton Heath has been jailed for life.

20 year old Byron Whyne has been jailed for 28 years after being found guilty on the 14th April.

Damarie Roye was attacked as he cycled along Bensham Manor Road on the afternoon of July the 9th last year.

The court heard that Whyne was jealous of Damarie as he was friends with a girl who Whyne had been in a relationship with.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has been sentenced to two and a half years behind bars - for flouting the terms of his 2017 bankruptcy.

He was found guilty of transferring hundreds of thousands of pounds from his business account and failing to declare other assets.

Reporter Charlotte Lomas has been listening to the Judge, Deborah Taylor hand down the sentence:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes a man-of-the-match performance from Reece James in last night's 1-all Premier League draw with Manchester United showed what they've been missing

The full-back's suffered with injury throughout the campaign, while Ben Chilwell's missed most of it too.

Tuchel feels his side would be much closer to challenging Manchester City and Liverpool for the title if that wasn't the case.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Boris Becker's in court in south London for his sentencing, for flouting the terms of his 2017 bankruptcy.

The three-time Wimbledon tennis champion's been convicted of four charges - each carrying a maximum term of seven years behind bars.

He was found guilty earlier this month of transferring hundreds of thousands of pounds from his business account, and failing to declare a property in Germany.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A serving Met Police officer is appearing at Croydon Magistrates’ Court charged with rape

The offence was reported to have happened in September in Lambeth while the officer was off duty.

PC Ireland Murdock, who is attached to the Central North Command Unit, was arrested in January. 

He’s currently suspended from duty.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Boris Becker could go to jail when he's sentenced later, after being convicted of four charges relating to his 2017 bankruptcy

Each offence under the Insolvency Act carries a maximum sentence of seven years imprisonment.

The six-time grand slam winner was accused of hiding millions of pounds worth of assets, including two Wimbledon trophies, to avoid paying debts.

He was acquitted earlier this month of a further 20 counts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

More than 6,000 cancer patients across the UK are set to benefit from a £100,000 grant

The donation has been made by charity Walk the Walk to cancer support charity Penny Brohn UK. 

The money will be used to continue services such as one to one online doctor support and phone counselling. 

Streatham resident Jenna Dance was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35; she explains why grants like this are so important.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Epsom’s MP has met with the bosses of Southern Trains and South Western Railway to “protest about the poor levels of service."

 Chris Grayling says additional trains on the Southern route from Epsom to London Bridge have been promised.

He says he’s pushing for additional trains from Ewell West, Stoneleigh and Worcester Park at peak times on SWR. 

Mr Grayling says crowding is becoming an issue and the service after 8am is “much too thin.” 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

South London bus drivers are set to go on strike next month over a pay dispute

The drivers based in Thornton Heath, Norwood and Croydon are due to walk out for 24 hours on 11th May.

Further industrial action is also planned for 16th May.

An Arriva spokesperson said the firm was "deeply disappointed" by the strike action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Thursday, 28 April 2022

The RSPCA is caring for a four-month-old puppy after she broke two legs in Hounslow.

Shadow’s owners couldn’t afford the expensive vet bills, so they signed her over to the charity.

She’ll remain in the care of the RSPCA hospital until she’s fit and healthy, when she’ll move to a rehoming centre.

The charity says to “consider the potential vet costs” before taking on an animal.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has denied claims made by Boris Johnson that it spent thousands of pounds on EU flags.

The Prime Minister has accused the authority during Prime Ministers Questions of spending £27,000 on the flags after the referendum.

Councillor Stephen Cowan has written to the PM saying, “this is not true”.

He explained, banners advertising the government's EU Settlement Scheme cost £27,000 but they were paid for by the government.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm  

Three people have been arrested in Croydon over an inheritance scam that “preyed on the elderly and vulnerable”.

The group would send letters to people, telling them a relative had passed away and they would inherit the assets.

Millions of dollars worth of fraud has already been identified.

Further suspects in the scam operation were arrested in Spain and Portugal, and the group will be extradited to the US.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

Motorists in London and Surrey still lack awareness of the changes to the Highway Code.

According to research by Europcar, 29% of drivers in the South East of England are unaware that cyclists can cycle in the centre of a lane.  

12% also don’t realise they have to give way to pedestrians waiting to cross or who are crossing a junction.

Falling foul of the new rules of the Code can result in a fine, penalty points or even disqualification.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:28 pm  

Hounslow police have released a CCTV image of a man they are trying to locate.












Officers want to speak to him in connection with an incident involving criminal damage on Saturday 26th March on Hanger Lane.

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

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

The final groups bidding to take over Chelsea are being told to come up with an extra 500-million pounds.

Sanctioned Russian owner Roman Abramovich is demanding the cash to add to the fund for a new foundation, set up to support victims of the Ukraine war.

He won't receive any funds from the sale - which could now be worth more than 2-and-a-half billion pounds.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel knows the type of advice Ralf Rangnick will be giving his Manchester United side ahead of tonight's Premier League match between the teams.

Tuchel played under the interim United boss in the German third division at SSV Ulm.

Ahead of their first meeting as managers, the Chelsea boss has shared one team talk of Rangnick's he'll never forget.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

16 climate activists have been arrested so far after vandalising petrol pumps and blocking Cobham services forecourt on the M25.

Just Stop Oil supporters smashed display glass and covered pumps in spray paint in the early hours of this morning.

Officers have now cleared the forecourt of protesters but there is currently no fuel available there.

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend has condemned the actions, calling them ‘selfish and unacceptable’.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

A plaque dedicated to a firefighter who died in the line of duty was unveiled in Wimbledon town centre this morning.

Anthony Marshall was killed when the old Woolworths in Gladstone Road collapsed in the aftermath of a fire in 1981.

The Red Plaque scheme aims to commemorate firefighters who have died in the line of duty close to where they were killed. 

Andy Fullerlove is a former firefighter at Wimbledon; he’s created a memorial garden to him. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Kingston University's Town House building has been awarded the “highest accolade in European architecture.”

It’s won the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture: the Mies van der Rohe Award.

The building is one of only three UK projects ever to have won it. 

Town House is the latest addition to an elite line up of 16 European buildings to have received the accolade since its launch in 1987.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A dry cleaners in Feltham has been damaged by fire.

Crews were called just before 4.30 this morning to Uxbridge Road.

Three people were evacuated from flats above who were affected by smoke, but there were no reports of any injuries.

It’s believed to have been accidental, and caused by self-heating laundered fabrics which had been tumble-dried.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Surrey Police response to protests on the M25 this morning

The Police force has sent us these details following the arrests of 8 people. 

"Further arrests are likely to be made throughout the day as officers with specialist removal equipment are working to ensure that all protesters are removed safely, after a number of them glued themselves to pumps and signs on the petrol station forecourts. One of them has also glued himself to the top of a lorry. Officers with specialist removal equipment are also at both service stations and are working to ensure that all protesters are removed safely, after a number of them glued themselves to pumps and signs on the petrol station forecourts. One of them has also glued himself to the top of a lorry.

Officers were called to Clacket Lane Services around 7.02am following reports that a group of protesters had turned up. A further call was received around 7.06am that protesters were on site at Cobham Services petrol station and were damaging the pumps.

The pumps have all been switched off and motorists were diverted away from both service stations.

We appreciate the considerable disruption this is causing and we are working as quickly as we can to remove the protesters safely from the site and allow both petrol stations to re-open.

Please bear with us while we continue to deal with these ongoing incidents."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists taking on Manchester United at Old Trafford is still one of the biggest tests in football

They can move closer to securing a Premier League top four place with a victory this evening.

Their opponents have lost their last two matches and sit 7th in the table.

But Tuchel says that doesn't make beating them any easier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Teachers have gone on strike at a catholic school in Purley that cancelled a talk by a gay author

John Fisher school is currently closed due to staff shortages.

The Archdiocese of Southwark recommended that Simon James Green not speak, and sacked the governors when they voted against that.

Dr Hughes, Diocesan Schools Commissioner, says some events “fall outside the scope of what is permissible in a Catholic school” and they must act within their “well known theological and moral precepts”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Anton Du Beke has told Jackie News he doesn’t know if he’ll be back as a judge or professional dancer on Strictly this year

He’s been speaking ahead of his own tour, An Audience with Anton Du Beke, which is coming to Richmond Theatre next month. 

The much-loved dancer has been filling in for judge Bruno Tonioli, who is working in America, for the last two years. 

Anton says Strictly is in his blood.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Around 40 environmental protesters have blocked two service stations on the M25

Campaigners from Just Stop Oil began action at around 7am at Cobham and Clacket Lane Services, blocking the way to the petrol area.

Footage shows them breaking glass and spraying paint on the pumps.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 am  

Campaigners have signed a joint letter calling on Pfizer to “end its monopolies on COVID-19 vaccine and treatment technologies.”

 The American pharmaceutical giant almost doubled its annual revenue to $81.3bn last year. 

Campaigners from the People’s Vaccine Alliance will deliver the letter to Pfizer’s UK headquarters in Tadworth today.    

Several of them are from families bereaved by COVID-19, which they says is as a result “of lack of vaccine access.” 

We’ve contacted Pfizer for comment. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

A retired baker wants next month’s National Doughnut Week to raise more funds than ever for a charity in Tadworth.

Christopher Freeman launched the fundraiser in 1992 and it has amassed over £500,000 for The Children’s Trust so far.


Between 10 and 20 pence from the sale of doughnuts at participating bakeries between May the 7th and 15th will go to the Trust. 

Christopher says the sweet treat fundraiser still has a place, even in today’s health-conscious society.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

A man from Carshalton is preparing to head to the Ukrainian border to help refugees fleeing the conflict with Russia.

Liam Byrne is currently trying to raise £5,000 via GoFundMe from the sale of his single Listen for Ukraine. 

He explains what will happen next. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is confident he'll have a squad capable of pushing for the Premier League title next season.

First choice centre backs Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christiansen are both leaving at the end of the campaign.

But the club can't offer new contracts or sign new players until a sale is completed because of sanctions on Russian owner Roman Abramovic.

Tuchel insists whatever happens, they'll be competitive.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man from Carshalton is preparing to head to the Ukrainian border to help refugees fleeing the conflict with Russia.

Liam Byrne is currently trying to raise £5,000 via GoFundMe from the sale of his single Listen for Ukraine. 

He explains what will happen next. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

A 44-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was grabbed in Chertsey.

She was walking her dog at around 3.30pm on the 17th of April, when the man began following her.

He put his arms around her shoulders against her will and repeatedly patted her back.

He’s described as middle eastern, in his 40s, around 5ft 4 inches tall, and anyone with information is asked to contact Runnymede Police.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The Communication Workers Union says it has received written assurances there will be no redundancies at BT.

 The news from the Wimbledon based union comes in response to the announcement that EE has now become the flagship brand of BT.

All future marketing will be based on the EE name.

The CWU says it will defend the “hard-fought terms and conditions” of workers throughout BT Consumer’s divisional merger into EE.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man from Carshalton has written and produced a song to help raise funds for Ukrainian refugees.

Liam Byrne hopes that by releasing Listen for Ukraine, he’ll smash his £5,000 target.

He tells us he’s been so moved by the images coming out of the country over the last few months, he had to help. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A 16-year-old boy was found suffering from stab injuries in Southfields on Tuesday night.

Police were called to Gridwood Road just before midnight.

The boy was attended by ambulance crew on the scene and taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

His next of kin have been informed.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances and anyone with any information is asked to call 101. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A concert in aid of Ukrainian refugees will take place in Esher tonight.

Musicians including Kenney Jones from The Small Faces are performing at Esher Theatre.

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

A second concert is being held at the venue tomorrow after tonight sold out within days of the tickets being released. 






posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Next month marks 50 years since a rollercoaster crash in Battersea killed five children.

13 others were also injured when the ride came off its tracks and crashed backwards into other carriages. 

The Big Dipper manager and engineer were subsequently tried for and acquitted of manslaughter and the funfair shut its doors.

Liz Haigh-Reeve was celebrating her 15th birthday with her best friend Alison who died.

She wants a permanent memorial erected at the site. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man has been charged, after driving a stolen vehicle with false plates in Balham.

Last Wednesday, police saw a car make off on Hansen Close.

He was arrested for offences including possession of cannabis and going equipped to steal, and not having insurance.

Police are thanking the public for their help with the case.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A jump in sales of a treatment for shingles has helped GlaxoSmithKline report better than expected results.


The Brentford based pharma firm has reported a 39 percent rise in operating profits - to 2-point-6 billion pounds.

Sales of Shingrix more than doubled thanks to strong demand in the US and Germany.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The justice secretary says the UK will stand 'shoulder to shoulder' with Poland - as the Kremlin's suspended natural gas supplies to the country

Bulgaria says it'll also be affected after continuing to pay Russian state-owned Gazprom in currencies other than roubles, which Vladimir Putin wanted.

It's seen as part of a wider row with Europe over the war in Ukraine, and Polish officials want countries to reduce their energy dependence on Moscow.

Esher MP Dominic Raab agrees.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

Fulham's wait to lift the Championship title was extended as they were beaten 1-nil by promotion chasing Nottingham Forest

Having already secured a return to the top-flight, Marco Silva's side remain in pole position to lift the trophy but they failed to get the win they needed at Craven Cottage.

The Fulham boss says they only have themselves to blame for the result.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

It’s believed that combustible items too close to an open fire is what caused the destruction of a house in New Malden

The brigade was called yesterday just after 8.30 to Kingston Road.

The ground floor, first floor, and roof of a terraced house were destroyed, and a man was taken to hospital.

We’re being reminded to use fireguards to protect against flying embers, and keep clothing and fabric well away. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

A sculpture of the Queen, made from flowers, will be among tributes for Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, at this year's Chelsea Flower Show

The gardening event is making its return next month.

The monarch has been the Royal Horticultural Society's royal patron since 1952.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

IT students from Kingston College are being deployed at libraries across the borough.

They’ve set up digital helpdesks to support members of the public with technology queries. 

They’re issuing basic software and hardware advice as well as assisting with issues on personal devices like laptops. 

The free sessions are being held once a week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Claygate’s brand new community Pavilion in the heart of the town has officially opened to the public.

Although it was built over a year ago, the COVID pandemic meant it couldn’t be put to use.  

The original cricket pavilion in the recreation ground was destroyed by a fire in 2016.

These residents say the new one will bring the community closer together. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

A retired baker wants next month’s National Doughnut Week to raise more funds than ever for a charity in Tadworth.

Christopher Freeman launched the fundraiser in 1992 and it has amassed over £500,000 for The Children’s Trust so far.

Between 10 and 20 pence from the sale of doughnuts at participating bakeries between May the 7th and 15th will go to the Trust. 

Christopher says the sweet treat fundraiser still has a place, even in today’s health-conscious society. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A CCTV picture has been released following a robbery in Balham.

It’s believed to have taken place just before 11.30pm on March 18th on Hearnville Road.

Police say they want to speak to a potential witness.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A 51-year-old is due to appear in court today, following a number of robberies at bookmakers in South London.

Brent Mullan from Gravesend is accused of five counts of robbery, and five counts of possessing an imitation firearm.

His first target was a bookies on Sutton High Street in early April, with further targets in Lee, Norwood Junction, and Crayford.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A rare ornamental egg made by one of the world’s most renowned jewellers has gone on display at Polesden Lacey in Great Bookham.

The exhibition hosts five pieces designed by Peter Carl Fabergé, including the Faberagé egg, which has a rose-cut diamond clasp.

Only a few dozen eggs were created by the jeweller, one of them sold for around £20million in 2014.

The National Trust property is now home to one of the largest group of Fabergé objects in the UK, according to the charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

A man has been jailed for life for the murder of a mother-of-four whose body was found by the side of the A3 at Ottershaw.

Forty-one year old Helen Anderson from Finsbury Park in north London, was discovered last August.

52 year old Dane Messam has been jailed for at least 23 years.

Surrey Police says Ms Anderson had been in an on-and-off relationship with him before she died.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Wimbledon has given Novak Djokovic permission to defend his title in this year’s tournament despite not having been vaccinated against Covid.

And he is not alone – the All-England club has confirmed that competitors will not require a jab to play. 

Former British player Barry Cowen says it’s a good thing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Wimbledon organisers have defended the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from competing at this year’s tournament, despite criticism from both the ATP and WTA.

Players including Russian world number two Daniil Medvedev have been able to continue competing on tour as neutral athletes.

But chairman of the All England Club, Ian Hewitt says the UK government's guidance on the war in Ukraine gave the tournament no other alternative.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Novak Djokovic will be allowed to defend his Wimbledon title this year despite not being vaccinated against Covid-19.

Players won't be required to be jabbed to compete at the All-England club.

The world tennis number one was deported from Australia in January after a row over his vaccination status.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Fire broke out at an industrial unit in Brentford earlier.

The site is part of a  waste transfer station on Transport Avenue.

Part of a single-storey industrial unit containing household waste is alight. 

The cause of the fire is not known at this time. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

DJ Tim Westwood has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women who say he abused his position in the music industry.

The radio presenter's facing claims of predatory and unwanted sexual behaviour over 25-years to 2017.

It follows an investigation by the BBC and the Guardian.

The 64-year-old is a patron at Radio Feltham at Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution. 

He strenuously denies the allegations.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Organisers at Wimbledon say they were left with "no viable alternative" but to ban Russian and Belarussian tennis players from competing this year.
The decision’s been criticised by both the WTA and ATP tours who are considering removing ranking points from the Grand Slam.

Chief executive of the All-England club, Sally Bolton says a government request that players condemn the war in Ukraine before competing would’ve put them at risk.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man’s in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a collision in Tooting yesterday.

Police were called to London Road just before midday following reports of an accident between a van and a pedestrian.

The air ambulance took the man, in his 40s, to hospital.

There have been no arrests and enquires continue.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Heathrow Airport says it won't make a profit this year as it continues to recover from the pandemic

Bosses say demand for travel remains "very volatile" and its financial losses during Covid are now above £4bn.

The airport thinks passenger numbers in 2022 will return to around 65% of what they were before the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Several homes have been evacuated, while fire crews tackled a blaze in New Malden

Emergency crews were called just after 8.30 this morning to Kingston Road.

A man left the building before the brigade arrived, and has been taken to hospital.

The cause is unknown at this stage, and while the fire is now out, crews are expected to stay on site throughout the afternoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested following an evacuation of a high school in Esher yesterday

The teen from Cobham is accused of sending a communication conveying a threatening message to Esher Church of England High School.

Police were called at around 11.15am yesterday, but found nothing of concern there.

Detective Inspector Chris Friday says “the students in particular behaved extremely well and dealt with the incident calmly”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

A man has been arrested after a number of armed robberies at bookmakers across South London

The spree began on the fourth of April in Sutton High Street, before moving into Norwood Junction and Crayford.

On each occasion, a man left with cash, and no injuries were reported.

The 51-year-old was taken into custody yesterday on suspicion of five counts of robbery.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Royal Parks says it’s “disappointing” people are ignoring advice to stay away from the deer, less than a week after the request was made

It’s currently deer birthing season in Richmond and Bushy Parks and visitors are being asked to keep their distance and their dogs on leads. 

However, a group of people were filmed touching the deer and feeding them at Pen Ponds on Sunday afternoon. 

Royal Parks asks visitors to stay at least 50 metres away from the wild animals and to never touch or try to feed them.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

The GMB Union is calling for Thames Water to be held legally responsible for dumping raw sewage into rivers

 The River Graveney, which runs from Croydon to South Wimbledon, was the subject of 150 sewage spillages in 2020 alone.

GMB National Secretary Andy Prendergast tells Jacqui Kerr the public deserves clean water.

A Thames Water Spokesperson says: 

“Our aim will always be to try and do the right thing for our rivers and for the communities who love and value them. 

We regard all discharges of untreated sewage as unacceptable and will work with the government, Ofwat and the Environment Agency to accelerate work to stop them being necessary and are determined to be transparent. 

We recently launched our river health commitments which includes a 50% reduction in the total annual duration of spills across London and the Thames Valley by 2030, and within that an 80% reduction in sensitive catchments. 

We have a long way to go – and we certainly can’t do it on our own – but the ambition is clear.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 am  

Monday, 25 April 2022

A teen is in a “serious but stable condition” after being attacked in Stanwell

Police were called just before 7pm yesterday to the Everest Road area.

The 16-year-old boy was found with stab wounds, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

Any new owners of Chelsea must guarantee that they'll not sell a controlling stake in the club for at least a decade

The unprecedented request has been put to the three parties bidding to buy the Premier League side with current owner Roman Abramovich wanting assurances about the future governance at Stamford Bridge.

He's selling the club after being sanctioned.

The ownership guarantee would be incorporated in the sale contract, making it legally enforceable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

Boris Johnson has written to Labour's Angela Rayner, after an unnamed Tory MP made misogynistic claims about her.

A report in the Mail on Sunday suggested she'd crossed and uncrossed her legs to distract the prime minister in Parliament.

The PM's apparently told her the claim was not in his name, after she called it desperate and perverted.

Speaking to Jackie News in Kingston this morning, Labour’s Emily Thornberry said it’s absurd. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police are looking for two bull terriers in Colliers Wood, after they attacked another dog in Wandle Park.
Last Monday, the owner was approached by a woman walking two dogs, one tan and one black.

One of the dogs bit their dog, causing wounds in the neck.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man found dead in Croydon on Thursday may have died from self inflicted injuries.

Police were called to Leslie Grove Place just before 6.30pm following reports a man had been stabbed.

Officers found a 39-year-old dead at the scene.

Three men arrested at the time have all been released on bail.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits he's disappointed they'll be losing Antonio Rudiger at the end of the season.

The Germany international will leave Stamford Bridge when his contract expires in June.

Chelsea are heavily restricted due to sanctions imposed on owner Roman Abramovich and Tuchel says that means it's going to be even tougher to replace the defender.


Tuchel's team consolidated third place in the Premier League with a 1-nil win over West Ham yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Two flats were damaged by fire in Putney over the weekend.

40 firefighters were called on Saturday evening to a blaze on Dealtry Road where two first floor flats and half of the roof was damaged.

The Brigade was called at 17:07 and the fire was under control by 1854. 

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

Police have sealed off a school in Esher while they respond to reports of a “concern for safety.”

Armed officers are outside Esher C of E High School in More Lane.

Students and staff remain inside the building at this time. 

Updated 4:30pm:

The majority of staff and students at Esher C of E High School have now left the premises following reports of a concern for safety earlier this morning.

Officers attended at 11.15am following reports of a suspicious phone call. 

No weapons have been found, contrary to reports on social media, and no one has been arrested at this time although enquiries continue. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

After scoring 41 goals for Fulham, Alexsander Mitrovic has been named Championship Player of the Season.

He broke the record for most goals in a Championship season last month, when he scored his 32nd and 33rd against Peterborough.

His teammate Harry Wilson was shortlisted, who’s contributed 16 assists and 10 goals himself.

The duo have been instrumental in securing promotion to the premier league.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Boris Johnson has written to Labour's Angela Rayner, after an unnamed Tory MP made misogynistic claims about her

A report in the Mail on Sunday suggested she'd crossed and uncrossed her legs to distract the prime minister in Parliament.

The PM's apparently told her the claim was not in his name, after she called it desperate and perverted.

Conservative minister and Croydon South MP Chris Philp says he was appalled at the story.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

A 16-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted in an alleyway in Fulwell

Police were called on Wednesday, at around 8.45am, to the alley between Burton Road and Wellington Road.

The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, with tanned skin, and 5ft 5 inches tall.

There have been no arrests so far.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says both himself and the club put up a hard fight to keep Antonio Rudiger, but can't offer what he wants

The defender missed their 1-nil Premier League win against West Ham through injury and is out of contract at the end of the season.

Chelsea are heavily restricted due to sanctions imposed on owner Roman Abramovich.

Tuchel admits that finally decided Rudiger's future.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

AFC Wimbledon have been named “community club of the season” by the EfL

The organisation says its “significant volunteering numbers and scale of impact” made it a clear winner.

Maddi Sweetman, from the club, says “it’s brilliant that we’ve managed to get the award in the first year that we’ve really been out there creating the action projects”.

The Dons Local Action Group has organised food banks, and helped kids get online to continue their education at home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am  

Sunday, 24 April 2022

Heathrow has partnered Rolls-Royce in a bid to supply hydrogen to airports with ‘Project Napkin’

It comes after environmental campaigners have led calls to deter flying as they claim it has a toxic impact on the environment.

The government-backed initiative hopes to make hydrogen-powered aircrafts a way of creating zero emission flights between 2025 and 2035. 

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps wants to find ways to make families travel ‘guilt free’. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel's hoping for no more dodgy bounces of the ball when they host this afternoon's London derby with West Ham.

He blamed the Stamford Bridge pitch for mistakes in the mid-week defeat to Premier League top four rivals Arsenal.

Tuchel believes it's the reason why they've felt more comfortable playing on the road in this campaign.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

A helicopter was used yesterday morning to locate a man in Tooting who allegedly fled from the police.

The National Police Air Service was deployed, with the man later found by a police dog.

He was reportedly hiding in a garden and was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, being equipped to steal and drug offences.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

Richmond has had a visit from the woman known as the Night Czar

Amy Lamé was appointed the role in 2016 and is tasked with ensuring London thrives as a 24-hour city.

She was shown around Richmond after dark and spoke to business owners about issues concerning the nighttime economy.

Ms Lamé also holds regular Night Surgeries to allow her to hear directly from Londoners about their experience of the capital at night.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

It’s estimated more than 3.5 million people are seeking support from food banks

To mark “Stop Food Waste Day” on Wednesday, national charity BanktheFood has launched its #WasteNot campaign.

It’s asking shoppers to reduce food waste by swapping an item from their weekly shop and donating it to a food bank.

Marie, a volunteer at Wandsworth Foodbank, says anyone can find themselves having to use one.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

No Mow May is returning to Wandsworth next month

The national campaign, run by the charity Plantlife, sees areas of grass left to grow wild.

The aim is to encourage pollinators such as bees to return to urban areas. 

22 public parks and open spaces in Wandsworth will be left untouched for the month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

A deep clean of Richmond has commenced

The town is undergoing pavement washing and bin cleaning.

The service cannot be performed between November and March because of weather conditions.

The process is done annually and is not connected with the Covid pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

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