Kingston breakfast briefing: Strictly star to headline comedy gig in Kingston

By Ellie Brown - Local Democracy Reporter

8th Nov 2021 | Local News

The Fighting Cocks at Old London Road, Kingston - where Seann Walsh will be headlining (Image: Ellie Brown)
The Fighting Cocks at Old London Road, Kingston - where Seann Walsh will be headlining (Image: Ellie Brown)

Morning Kingston and welcome to our breakfast briefing for Monday 8 November.

Read on for the weather this week, traffic news plus what's on in our town today.

Sunrise and weather

Today's weather: Dry and sunny through the morning after a chilly start. Cloud increasing from the west during the afternoon. Light winds throughout. Highs of 11 °C.

Outlook for the week: Rather cloudy through Tuesday and Wednesday with some rain or drizzle. Brighter on Thursday and looking to stay dry. Fairly mild.

Today's sunrise: 07:06

Today's sunset: 16:23

Travel news

Railway services:

Disruption to services from London Waterloo to Shepperton and Strawberry Hill, due to a signalling problem between Norbiton and Hampton Wick.

Journeys will take longer and trains may be delayed or revised.

SWR estimates disruption will end at 10am.


- New Malden: Severe delays of ten minutes and delays increasing on A2043 Malden Road Northbound between Woodbine Lane and A3 (Shannon Corner). Average speed five mph.

- Tolworth: Delays of eight minutes and delays increasing on A240 Kingston Road Northbound between Thorndon Gardens and Hook Rise South. Average speed five mph.

- Hook: Delays of seven minutes and delays increasing on A3 Northbound between A244 Copsem Lane (Esher Common) and A243 Hook Road (Hook Junction). Average speed 15 mph.

What's On

Comedian Seann Walsh, known for his memorable turn on Strictly Come Dancing, headlines tonight's Out of the Box comedy show at the Fighting Cocks.

Tickets are sold out for tonight's event but Seann will be back at Old London Road in the new year and you can book your ticket HERE

Also on today is a fantastic guided tour of the Thames from Teddington Lock to Richmond hosted by Jason Debney from the Thames Landscape Strategy.

It's a great chance to see one of the many surprising creatures that live on the riverbed as the walk takes place in low tide and during the annual draw-off when river levels are lower than normal between the two tidal Locks.

The talk also has a climate theme as Jason will be explaining how projects such as Rewilding Arcadia could provide a nature-based way to manage flood risk on this stretch of the Thames.

For info and to book tickets click here.

Supermarket opening times

Waitrose & Partners: 8.30am–8pm

Tesco Express: 6am-11pm

Aldi: 8am–10pm

Sainsbury's: 7am–9pm

Asda: 8-9pm

Kingston Food Centre: 6:30am–11pm

Longdan Express: 10am–8pm

Sainsbury's Sury Basin: 7am–10pm

Useful links

- Looking for a home in Kingston? Visit our Property section for the best & most unusual houses and flats in our town.

- For local vacancies check out our Kingston area jobs page

- Car-lovers don't miss Ginny Buckley's column which has the latest motoring news

Joke of the day

What do you call a deer with no eyes?

No idea...


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