Second-Half action from the Twickenham Stoop
Coming out of the break Harlequins trailed Gloucester 10-11.
Hope was given to the home side shortly after the whistle blew to start the second half, when they were awarded a penalty within 5 minutes.
No. 10 Nick Evans failed to shake off his ghosts from the first half and once again missed the posts.
He did, however, redeem himself just a few minutes later, handing Quins the lead 13-11.
It was a short lived effort as discipline was once again lacking in the home team and Gloucester did not waste any time retaking the lead.
The half turned out to be nail biting, with opportunities given and lost from both sides.
Danny Care gave hope to Quins as he rushed towards the try line in the 64th minute but a decision to kick high allowed Gloucester to catch and ground the ball.
A series of re-set scrums then ensued with home support yelling for a penalty try after Gloucester caused the scrum to collapse and raise on several occasions.
After a heated debate between the two teams, Gloucester found themselves a man short following the issue of a yellow card.
Danny Care wasted no time in taking an opportunity to run for the line, and cross it, however the referee disallowed his effort in a controversial decision.
That was a minor set-back for the Quins who did manage to secure a try when a favourable bounce enabled Mike Brown to ground the ball.
It still was not without controversy as the referee seemed reluctant to award it, preferring instead to ask the video referee to make the decision.
Nick Evans added the 2 points for a conversion which gave Harlequins the lead 20-14.
The action did not stop there, however, as Gloucester were reluctant to throw in the towel. The visitors had the momentum in the final minutes but a knock-on by Gloucester after time secured a victory for Quins.
The home side retain second place in pool 6 of the Heineken Cup and keep their hopes alive to reach the knock-out stages.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 pm
First Half action from the Twickenham Stoop
It's round 5 of the Heineken Cup. Harlequins play host to Gloucester Rugby at the Twickenham Stoop.
Within the opening 3 minutes Harlequins had the opportunity to open the scoring with a penalty but the ball was kicked wide of the posts.
Gloucester were given a similar chance just 8 minutes later, and took their points.
It looked as though the first half was going to be a game of of penalties until Hopper broke through to secure a try for the home team. Quins no. 10 Nick Evans added an extra 2 points, ensuing on this occasion the ball went between the posts.
This lead did not diminish the Gloucester spirit who scored a try of their own in the 29th minute but their attempted conversion rebounded off the post.
The visitors did, however, take the lead and with Evans missing yet another penalty for Quins, Gloucester went into the break in front.
Half Time: Harlequins 10 - 11 Gloucester Rugby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 pm
Friday, 13 January 2012
Fulham and Chelsea team news
Fulham's Andrew Johnson and Simon Davies are both in contention for a starting place away at Blackburn tomorrow after recovering from injury.
Dickson Etuhu is doubtful.
Chelsea's John Terry and Daniel Sturridge are both fit to face Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.
Florent Malouda is doubtful.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm
Police search for a camel in East Molesey
Police are investigating an unusual theft in East Molesey.
The life-sized fibre glass camel was taken sometime on Monday from the back yard of a property in Bridge Road.
It's been used on film sets, and is made of resin and fibre glass and has a faded finish.
Police say it's a very unusual and distinctive item which people would remember if they'd seen it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm
Man rescued from mud in Battersea
A man's been rescued after becoming stuck in mud near to Battersea Bridge.
He was rescued by firefighters using an inflatable pathway and he was taken to hospital.
Fire crews say it appears he went from a walk along the river bank and then got trapped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm
Feltham man jailed for riots
A man whose been described as being at the centre of the London riots will be spending the next four years behind bars.
Police say that 20 year old Adam Khan Ahmadzai from Feltham was one of the first people to throw missiles at officers on August 8th.
He also robbed 4 people and caused significant damage to shops on London Road in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm
Villas Boas -'Chelsea best team in London'
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says there's been no shift of power in London despite Spurs holding an eight point advantage over his team in the Premier League.
The stuttering Blues face Sunderland tomorrow.
Spurs are closing in on the leaders Manchester City but Villas-Boas says Harry Redknapp's team have a long way to go before being considered the best team in the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm
Roland- Jones signs new deal at Middlesex
Toby Roland -Jones has signed a new deal with Middlesex.
The contact keeps him at the club until the end of the 2014 season.
In the last two seasons he's taken 68 wickets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am
Valuable equipment stolen in Stanwell
Police in Spelthorne are continuing to appeal for information after valuable equipment and tools were stolen in Stanwell on Christmas Eve.
Thieves cut their way into several industrial containers and stole a number of expensive items including specialist HGV tools and ten lorry tyres valued at around 4-thousand pounds.
The burglaries all took place at business addresses off Bedfont Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 am
Hammersmith flyover to reopen for light traffic
The Hammersmith flyover is to reopen for cars and light traffic before this morning's rush hour.
Repair works will continue but one lane in either direction will be open for cars, vans and other light traffic.
A spokesman for Transport for London (TfL) said it was satisfied with a report from structural engineers and leading independent experts that the flyover is now safe to take light traffic.
It's estimated that the structural repair work will be complete in another 4-months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 am
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Energy savings in Ham and Petersham
People in Ham and Petersham have saved more than 80 thousand pounds in utility bills so far thanks to a new energy saving scheme.
More than 800 people asked to be included in Richmond’s Low carbon Zone, funded by the Mayor of London, the Council and British Gas.
At least 600 homes have been assessed by energy experts and fitted with energy saving devices.
These range from low energy light bulbs to water cylinder jackets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm
Mark Hughes positive at QPR
New QPR boss Mark Hughes is refusing to curb his ambitions despite taking over at a team 17th in the Premier League.
The West Londoners haven't won since November, and Hughes faces a tough task in trying to help the club avoid an immediate return to the Championship.
He says his approach to the job is a positive one.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm
Plans to extend Northern Line move closer
Plans to extend the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea have been given the go ahead, in spite of fears for its funding.
The 950 million pound extension led by TFL is being backed by Wandsworth and Lambeth Councils.
The cash was meant to come from developers part of the Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area.
However, Real Estate Opportunities sold their 200 million pound share of Battersea power station in December leaving the budget short.
The Government has agreed to underwrite the extension project until a developer is found.
The plans are subject to further discussion at Brixton Town hall on January 16th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm
Wallington man fined over loud music
A man from Wallington’s been fined and his music equipment confiscated after ignoring warnings to turn the music down.
Sean Eales has caused misery to the people of Demesne Road with his loud dance music since July.
After a series of complaints he was served a number of notices, which he chose to ignore.
He’s now had to pay £265 in expenses and if he wants his hi-fi back he now has to find over 2 hundred pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm
Staff should switch off
Firms are being urged to encourage their staff to literally switch off when they finish work.
Research by Hammersmith psychologist Richard Balding has found constantly checking smartphones and other gadgets for emails and messages increases stress levels.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm
Jol wants to keep his strikers
Fulham boss Martin Jol is warning Premier League rivals to forget about trying to sign his two main strikers.
Both Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson have been linked with QPR, while the latter is also attracting interest from Blackburn.
Jol says letting the pair go would give him a big problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm
Fulham to stay at the Cottage
Fulham have ended talk about moving away from Craven Cottage.
The club's submitted a planning application to increase capacity at their home to 30-thousand by redeveloping the Riverside Stand.
The ground has been home to the Cottagers since 1896.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Ali Dizaei in court
Former Hounslow Police Commander Ali Dizaei is back in court today.
The retrial is looking into claims Dizaei falsely arrested Waad al-Baghdadi after an argument outside a restaurant in 2008.
The 49-year-old denies charges of misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
Cheetah detained at Heathrow
A cheetah found at Heathrow to be temporarily re-homed in the UK after being discovered without an identity chip.
The UK Border Agency believe Isaac was headed for Russia from a safari park in South Africa.
Endangered animals are clearly identifiable by a unique marking, to tackle illegal trade and prevent smuggling.
Isaac will stay in a wildlife park until officials find out why his microchip was missing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Robbery in New Malden
A man’s in hospital under police custody after a mugging developed into a police chase through New Malden.
A grey Honda Civic carrying 2 suspects diverted off the A3 after an offence took place on Kingston Road.
After being chased by police, 1 man was arrested in South Lane, while the other decided to run across the A3 and was hit by a car.
His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 pm
Busiest month ever at Heathrow
Last month was the busiest December ever at Heathrow Airport.
Passenger numbers grew by 12-point-7 per cent on December 2010 when snow heavily disrupted flights.
Removing the effect of snow and growth was just 0-point-6 per cent.
Heathrow operated at 99-point-2 per cent capacity in 2011
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
Nine uncapped players in England rugby squad
England rugby union coach Stuart Lancaster has included nine uncapped players in his 32-man squad for the Six Nations next month.
It's the most inexperienced side for 50 years.
Mike Tindall, Nick Easter and Mark Cueto are among the major names dropped from the failed World Cup campaign.
Harlequins Joe Marler and Jordan Turner-Hall along with Owen Farrell, son of England assistant coach Andy are among those getting their first call-ups.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm
Wallaby deaths - not suspicious
Police investigating the death of two wallabies in Hanwell believe they were probably killed by foxes.
Both died last year at the Brent Lodge animal park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm
Cleo says goodbye to Battersea after 461 days
A dog who spent 461 days at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has found a new home.
Cleo was one of the charity’s longest ever staying animals and has now found a new home with a family in Waltham Cross.
The 2 year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier arrived at Battersea in September 2010 after her owner had bought her on a website and could no longer look after her.
The average length of stay for a Staffie at Battersea is 63 days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm
Hampton and Richmond sign 2
Hampton & Richmond have signed two new players.
Midfielder Esmond James made the move from Farnborough – while striker Adam Thomas joins after a trial with Luton.
Both featured in the squad for last night’s 2-all draw with Sutton United.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
Two injured in crash in Purley
A woman and a toddler have been injured after a road accident in Purley.
The crash happened just after 8:30 this morning in the High Street.
A 68 year old woman's been taken to hospital with head and hip injuries and a 2 year old boy suffered minor hand injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
Body found in East Molesey
A man's body has been found in woodland in East Molesey.
The discovery was made in the early hours of this morning next to Hurst Park.
The area has been cordoned off and police are expected to release more details soon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
Palace boss confident
Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman says he's confident his side can reach the Carling Cup final.
It's after the Eagles secured a first-leg semi-final lead over Cardiff.
Anthony Gardner scored the only goal to give them a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
New Years Eve report on London Ambulance
Radio Jackie's Helen Ann Smith has this report, after spending New Year's Eve with London Ambulance.
Two Surrey police driving instructors injured
Two Surrey police driving instructors and another driver have been seriously injured in a head-on crash in Dorset.
The two civilian instructors, aged 52 and 56 were travelling to Dorchester in an unmarked Surrey Police BMW training car when it was in collision with another car.
All three men were taken to hospital, one by air ambulance, and are said to be in a stable condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm
Surrey search and rescue praised
Surrey Search and Rescue has been praised for its help in finding a 17 year old missing from Bromley.
The teenager was reported missing yesterday and a full scale search using volunteers and dogs was undertaken.
The youngster was eventually found safe and well.
Surrey search and rescue is volunteer based and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm
Mark Hughes is new manager of QPR
Mark Hughes is the new manager of QPR.
The ex-Blackburn, Manchester City and Fulham boss has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract.
He replaces Neil Warnock, who was sacked on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm
QPR set to make Hughes new manager
QPR owner Tony Fernandes has tweeted that he'll be announcing a new manager at the club today.
Talks are set to continue with former Wales, Manchester City and Fulham boss Mark Hughes, about replacing the sacked Neil Warnock.
Speaking last night, Hughes said there was more to discuss.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm
Ronnie Corbett recovers after collapsing
Comedian Ronnie Corbett had to be taken to hospital in Croydon after collapsing during a meal to celebrate his CBE.
The 81-year-old was rushed to Croydon University Hospital on New Year’s Day and spent two days at Shirley Oaks private hospital.
After undergoing tests he was given the all clear and is now said to be at home resting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm
New study on aspirin
Taking aspirin every day to prevent heart problems may do more harm than good.
It thins the blood and helps prevent clotting, and is a standard treatment for patients recovering from heart attacks or strokes.
But a study at St George's in Tooting found long-term use of the drug by healthy people can cause stomach ulcers and internal bleeding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm
Body found near Terminal 5 at Heathrow
An investigation is underway into the death of an airport worker whose body was found near Heathrow's Terminal 5.
The man was discovered by colleagues last Wednesday.
Officers are not treating the death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm
Police investigate after woman killed at Wimbledon station
Police think a young woman was killed by an express train at Wimbledon station after she went on to the track to retrieve her phone.
Investigators described the 23-year-old - thought to be from Walton - as the victim of a "tragic accident".
She died on Sunday evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm
Monday, 9 January 2012
People rate local hospitals
The latest ratings from NHS Choices have been revealed on Epsom and St Helier Hospitals website.
It comes as the hospitals try to encourage patients to give feedback about the care they’ve received.
Over 75-percent of patients would recommend Epsom Hospital to a friend while 70-percent would recommend St Helier.
Both hospitals say they are committed to getting their ratings as close to 100-percent as possible.
A massive 80-percent would recommend St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm
A wet December
Rainfall across Surrey in December was above average for the first time since the summer.
The good news comes from Sutton and East Surrey water who has been monitoring the situation.
A spokesman for the company says although this is better news, lack of rainfall continues to be a problem.
The company’s reservoir at Bough Beech is only 69 percent full – which could mean a drought warning is put into place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm
Feltham bred terrorist
An English man accused of plotting to kill tourists in Kenya converted to Islam while in Feltham Young Offender’s Institution.
Jermaine Grant is awaiting trial in Mombassa for his links to terrorist group Al Shabaab.
Grant, who is originally from Newham, was convicted of rape when he was fourteen and sent to Felham for seven years.
He is due to stand trial on Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm
Croydon disappointed about Nestle move
Croydon Council's expressed its disappointment following the announcement by Nestlé that it's to relocate its headquarters out of the area.
It's says the news is particularly disappointing after an encouraging period in which the area experienced some growth in the key sectors of business services and construction.
The council's revealed that, in seeking to retain the company, it offered Nestlé an attractive package to relocate within the borough.
This included offering to buy its existing buildings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm
Inquiry after pilots felt 'light headed'
An inquiry is underway after a British Airways plane had to return to Heathrow because both pilots felt light-headed.
The cockpit crew of the Glasgow-bound plane - which was carrying more than 100 passengers - also used their oxygen masks.
The plane landed safely and after an inspection no fault was found - following the incident on December 20th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm
Family rejected by insurers
A family who lost their livelihood during the summer riots have had their claim for damages rejected by insurers.
Ravi Khurmy and his wife ran a local supermarket in Ealing which was destroyed in a blaze during the unrest.
The insurance company described the business as dramatically under-insured.
But Ealing council has offered the family a temporary lease on a unit in Bond Street to help them get their lives back on track.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm
Police appeal after robbery in Twickenham
Detectives are appealing for information after a cash-in-transit robbery in Twickenham.
Police were called last Thursday to reports of a robbery of a security van outside the HSBC bank in London Road.
The guard was treated by the ambulance service at the scene but was not taken to hospital.
There was no money in the cash box and there's no reports of any firearms used or seen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm
Merton council plans redevelopments
A comprehensive list of potential development sites in Merton has been published by the council.
It comes as part of plans to strengthen the long-term prosperity and financial resilience in the borough.
Redevelopment sites will include shops, offices and community buildings such as libraries.
It’s hoped these plans will help Merton’s long-term economic growth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm
Cyclist seriously injured in Woking
Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist suffered serious injuries in Woking.
The rider was in collision with a car at the Wych Hill roundabout on Saturday lunchtime.
The woman was taken to St George's hospital in Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm
Embridge council plans Diamond Jubilee and Olympic celebrations
Elmbridge council is planning a series of events to celebrate this year’s Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
They’re launching a year long ‘Festival of Culture’ – a series of sports, health and cultural activities.
The first project gets underway this month with ‘Back to Sport’, which aims to get residents to learn new sports skills.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm
Woman dies after train accident in Wimbledon
British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died after being hit by a train at Wimbledon station yesterday evening.
Paramedics were called to the station at about 7.30pm.
A 23-year-old woman from Walton was pronounced dead at the scene.
The train involved was the 7.15 South West Trains service between Waterloo and Exeter.
The woman's identity has not yet been confirmed and the circumstances surrounding the accident are still being investigated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 am
Man dies after house fire in Ewell
A man has died following a house fire in Ewell.
The man - who is understood to have lived in the property - died in the blaze at a semi-detached house in Stoneleigh Park Road shortly before 1 yesterday morning.
Police are investigating the cause of the fire, which is not thought to be suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 am
Sunday, 8 January 2012
Unilever face strike action
Consumer goods company Unilever could be hit by industrial action according to unions.
Leaders of the unite, Usdaw and the GMB unions are set to call strikes at eight sites across the UK for up to 12-days.
The action, expected to involve thousands of workers, will hit the production of goods including PG Tips, Marmite and Pot Noodle.
Workers at the company, which has its UK and Ireland headquarters in Leatherhead, say the proposals to end the company's final salary scheme will cut retirement income for staff by up to 40 percent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 am
Hammersmith flyover to re-open before Olympics
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has reassured members of the travelling public that repairs to the Hammersmith flyover will be complete in time for the London Olympics.
The complex flyover was forced to close last month due to water damage that corroded and weakened the cables that give the bridge its strength.
A team of 80 Transport for London engineers, contractors, and leading structural engineering experts have been working around the clock on the site.
According to engineers investigations of the extent of the damage to the cables must continue for a further week before they'll be in a position to decide whether it's strong enough to allow its reopening even to light traffic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am
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