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Saturday, 16 February 2013
Full-Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins vs Leicester Tigers
Half-time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 12 - 18 Leicester Tigers.
The first half of the game was hard fought but the Tigers gained the advantage.
They kicked off the second half and Quins' Danny Care caught the ball, sending it into touch within their own territory. Quins kept possession well until the decision to send the ball high backfired with Tigers collecting. They pushed on towards the Quins' 5 metre line.
However Tigers were penalised and Quins kicked into touch, regaining the line-out ball. Play continued with the ball being kicked from one end of the field to the other. Tigers earned the put-in at a scrum but good pressure from the home side forced the visitors to act quickly. They cleared their lines.
Play settled with fast hands passing the ball until Quins' no. 8 Guest made a thumping tackle. The home side made turnover ball and after infringement from the Tigers, Danny Care took a quick penalty tap and ran across the line for a try. A conversion added by Botica put the Quins in front for the first time in the game, ten minutes into the second half.
The fans were loud and urged their team on.
The restart was sent long, collected by Quins, who in turn sent it back down the field. This time the Tigers chose to run it. They earned themselves a line-out but Quins remained strong in play and achieved another turnover ball. In a strange moment of play they chose to kick high but nobody made a real attempt to chase. The Tigers took possession but again did not make the most of it, chipping through for an easy Quins' pick-up.
The home side earned a penalty which they kicked into touch. Once ball was back in play the Tigers again made errors knocking-on, allowing Quins the put-in at a scrum. This advantage amounted to nothing as they lost possession.
The Tigers decided to test the nerve of Quins' no. 11 Monye with a long kick. The ball-handling skills of Monye were never in doubt - a confident take. They kept possession, earning a scrum and had a good period of passing, eventually chipping through. Although the Tigers collected, the quick pace of the chasing pack forced the visitors to rush their kick, slicing it into touch deep within the Tigers' territory.
The Quins' line-out was good and advantage was given following infringements from the visitors. They Tigers were forced to hunt as a pack to bring down the Quins' team who marched on with belief.
With a quarter of the game remaining Botica pulled Quins another three points clear of the Tigers with a penalty through the posts.
This spurred on the visitors and the Quins' fans were holding their breath after Leicester's no. 10 Toby Flood chipped though the home side's defence. Quins retrieved the ball but rushed their clearance leaving Tigers with an attacking platform.
The visitors wasted the opportunity after an unfortunate knock-on. Keen to get the ball away from the try line, Quins kicked into touch albeit still within their own territory.
The line-out ball was secured by Quins, a maul formed and Care performed a box-kick which went long but into the waiting Tigers' hands. A game of football then ensued with the ball being kicked back and forth until the Tigers misjudged and sent the ball dead.
Quins had the scrum and a good period of play followed. Adding to the intensity of play the visitors were again penalised and another scrum was awarded to the home side, followed by another penalty. Care again took it quickly. The ball was passed out wide and run over the line however another visit by the referee Wayne Barnes to the TMO disallowed the try with accusations of obstruction.
The pressure was put straight back onto the Quins after Flood sent the ball deep into their half for a line-out. The home side fought hard to regain possession but were penalised for holding on. Flood added another three points to Leicester's score bringing them within one point of Quins.
The re-start ball was claimed by the Tigers and kicked long. Quins returned it high and the visitors collected but were pushed into touch by a fast chasing pack. Despite this good attacking platform, the Tigers' line-out was strong. Another period of play ensued where the ball was kicked from end to end.
A scrum formed, this time with the Tigers' put-in. They kept possession and Flood, again looking dangerous, attempted another chip through defence. A race was on for the ball but it bounced into touch offering an attacking platform 5 metres from the Quins' try line. The visitors wasted the opportunity to fight for the ball after being penalised for obstructing play.
Quins sent the ball into rouch within the Tigers' half.
Momentum was now with the home side. They kept possession in the line-out and kicked the ball high, earning themselves a scrum after the visitors mishandled the ball.
The Tigers were penalised again for raising the scrum handing Botica the opportunity to add yet more points to the Quins scorecard. They were now four points clear with two minutes left.
Quins reclaimed the ball on the restart and earned yet another penalty which they kicked into touch to run down the clock. All they had to do now was play with calm heads. They won line-out ball and kept possession until time was up.
A very hard but well fought victory for Harlequins. This win has taken them back to the top of the premiership table.
This was a very strong performance from a side who have had to grow in stature quickly. Many of their first-team players remain in the England squad. A warning to other teams - this Harlequins' side means business.
Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 25 - 21 Leicester Tigers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 pm
Half-Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins vs Leicester Tigers
In round 15 of the rugby union premiership it's a top of the table clash.
Harlequins, dethroned last weekend after their defeat to London Wasps, are hoping to regain the top sport by defeating current league leaders Leicester Tigers.
It's a cold afternoon and a 5.15pm kick off.
The visitors started strongly. Errors from Quins allowed the Tigers' no. 10 Toby Flood to kick to the corner for a line-out. It came to nothing but showed early on the danger Tigers posed.
A good response from Quins with no.9 Danny Care breaking through the visitors' defence. Barrage after barrage from the home side but the Tigers' defence stood firm. The ball was eventually taken into touch which the Tigers claimed in the line-out and cleared.
Quins proceeded up the field until some slack passing allowed the Tigers' no. 10 Toby Flood to intercept and run unopposed to the try line. He also converted and gave the visitors a 7 point lead less than 10 minutes into the game.
Easter caught the Quins restart but good Tigers follow-up earned them the put-in at the scrum. The visitors were penalised themselves after going early in a reset scrum. Quins were awarded the put-in. The scrum collapsed again and this time Quins were awarded with a kick between the posts. Botica earning the Quins' first points of the game.
The restart ball was claimed by the home side who chose to run it from deep. They gave possession to Tigers after spilling the ball in a tackle. Further play saw the ball enter touch.
An infringement from Quins in the ensuing ruck once the ball was back in play gave the visitors a penalty. Flood once again kicked between the posts extending their lead in 18th minute.
Quins caught the restart ball and after consistent pressure earned themselves a penalty. Botica adding three points to his tally just 5 minutes later.
Once again the home side collected the restart. They attacked strongly and no. 9 Care executed a beautiful chip through, only to be 'tackled' out of the chase. Tigers saved the ball and kicked into touch. Again strong pressure from Quins earned them another shot at the posts which brought them to within a point of the visitors.
Leicester restarted proceedings and Harlequins claimed the ball and chose to kick into touch, albeit still within their own territory. Following infringement in the line-out by the visitors, Quins earned another kick into touch. Their possession did not last long as the home side were penalised for holding on in the sequence of play which followed.
Flood extending the Tigers' lead by another three points.
Once play resumed the referee Wayne Barnes stopped the clock for advice from the TMO after aggression in a ruck. Penalty to Quins but no yellow cards. Botica once again brings the home side to within a single point with 5 minutes of the first half remaining.
However Tigers wanted the last roar before half-time: Quins had the put-in into a scrum but were penalised for not hitting straight. The visitors had a line out within 10 metres of the Quins try line. They collected and crossed the line. Try was given after another visit to the TMO but the delay seemed to unsettle Flood who failed to convert.
Half-time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 12 - 18 Leicester Tigers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm
Assault in Croydon
Croydon police are appealing for witnesses following an assault against a 76 year old man.
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday 2nd February in Carberry Road, a cul de sac just off Westow Street.
The elderly man was left with serious injuries after trying to approach 4 females who had blocked his car in with 2 other cars.
All 4 females fled the scene and are described as black and approximately 17 to 18 years old.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm
Save Kingston Hospital protest
Residents are demonstrating in Kingston this lunchtime.
They are outraged at the recommendation made by South West London NHS that two out of five hospitals in South West London should lose their A&E and maternity departments. [Others include St Helier and Epsom].
The demonstration is part of a London - wide NHS week of action, coinciding with marches in Lewisham and Hammersmith, where Accident & Emergency units are under threat - Lewisham's is to be downgraded.
The proposed closures are part of massive cuts to the NHS.
The local hospitals’ budget is being cut by 24% by 2017.
Stay tuned to Jackie to hear the very latest on the rally.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
Friday, 15 February 2013
Sutton Police are looking for three people in connection with a violent robbery in Wallington.
A 27-year-old man was attacked in Woodcote Road on 12th January around ten o’clock at night.
The victim was approached from behind by three men.
He was pushed to the ground and held down by two of the suspects whilst the third went through his pockets.
They took his iphone 5 and made off towards Wallington train station.
They caught the train to West Croydon and then turned into London Road towards Thornton Heath.
“The individuals in these photos may not be connected with the offence and may be innocent.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm
Children's Trust Appeal
The Children's Trust based in Tadworth is appealing for runners to come forward to help their fund raising Brighton Marathon.
All of the money raised will go towards the charity which cares for some of the UK’s most disabled children.
The event will happen in April and runners will receive free training and fund raising advice.
If you're interested in joining you can do so by visiting their website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm
Wallington Post Office Changes
Wallington’s post office could cease to operate as a Crown Office.
The branch has been earmarked to become a franchise.
It’s part of the plans announced by the Post Office to seek partnership with retailers for 70 out of its 373 Crown Post Offices across the UK.
The Post Office says the plans are not a closure programme, but necessary to tackle an annual loss of 40-million pounds.
In a statement released yesterday Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington, said if the proposal goes ahead he hoped the quality and range of services would be “maintained, if not improved.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Call off the hospital closure chaos now
Cllr Mary Burstow, Chair of Sutton Council’s Scrutiny Committee, has demanded that controversial plans to close St Helier Hospital’s A&E and maternity wards are abandoned immediately.
Two hospitals from four - St Helier, Croydon, Epsom and Kingston - face losing the vital wards as a result of the Better Services Better Value healthcare review.
BSBV is due to issue its recommendations on the 21st of February ahead of a three-month public consultation, but Cllr Burstow is calling for the ‘rushed’ process to be scrapped now before it damages healthcare in the region for generations to come.
The first BSBV review collapsed in October last year because NHS Surrey insisted on assessing its impact on their residents. The first plan was also heavily criticised for its failure to identify how care would be provided in the community once an A&E department was closed.
The Jubilee Health Centre which opened in Wallington last year was intended to be part of the solution to that problem, but it has suffered serious teething problems in its first few months.
The second BSBV - which expanded the programme to include Epsom Hospital and also said that two A&Es must close instead of the one under threat previously - has been dogged by accusations that it has been rushed from the outset.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm
Wandsworth Hacking Arrests
All six former News of the World journalists who were arrested yesterday have been released on bail.
They were arrested under a new police investigation into phone hacking alleged to have taken place in 2005.
The three men and three women were interviewed at police stations in London and Cheshire.
Two of the men, aged 45 and 46, are from Wandsworth.
One of the women, a 40 year old, is from Lambeth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm
Fire in Battersea
Firefighters tackled a fire in a maisonette on Charlotte Despard Avenue in Battersea last night. The blaze damaged part of the property but fortunately no one was hurt.
Four fire engines attended the scene from Battersea, Clapham, and Battersea fire stations.
The Brigade was called at 7.14pm and the fire was under control by 8pm.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am
A house in Feltham has been badly damaged by fire.
The blaze broke out at around 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon in Stourton Avenue.
Most of the first floor was damaged by the fire.
Five people escaped the fire, with an adult and two children treated at scene for smoke inhalation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am
Putney Fire Death 'Unexplained'
The death of man in Putney is now being treated as unexplained, rather than murder.
51-year-old Adriano Bussandri was pulled out of a blaze on Holroyd Road on Friday.
A post mortem revealed he suffered injuries prior to fire, but died due to smoke inhalation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am
Police are making appeals to try and trace the owners of some items which were discovered in a property in Croydon.
Officers raided a flat in Bensham Manor Road on Friday.
Among the haul of items police found a turquoise necklace, a trinket box and a diamond studied broach which is in the shape of Africa.
They believe the items found inside, were from burglary’s conducted in recent weeks.
A 39-year-old man was arrested and bailed until April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Boris to stamp out pollution
High levels of pollution in towns and cities increases the chances of women giving birth to small babies according to research.
Scientists from Newcastle were involved in a global study, which analysed millions of births around the world to establish the link.
Underweight babies face an increased risk of dying in infancy, as well as chronic poor health and impaired mental development.
Putney was handed the dubious accolade of 'most polluted high street of any monitored high street in London' last year.
Harmful levels of traffic smog along the stretch smashed annual limits just days into the new year.
Now, Boris Johnson has announced plans for London the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone in the Capital.
He says under the plans, only zero and low-emission vehicles would be allowed in the central London zone by 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm
The policeman from Wimbledon arrested yesterday by officers looking into allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials has been released on bail.
The 50-year-old man who serves at a south London police station is the 60th person to be arrested in Operation Elveden.
He was interviewed at a south London police station and bailed until May.
A search of his property has now finished.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm
Brighton Marathon places still available for Surrey's runners
Brighton Marathon places for those running on behalf of the Children's Trust in Tadworth are still available for those who were unsuccessful in the original ballot.
The run takes place on April the 14th.
All money raised will go towards the charity which provides care to some of the UK's most disabled children as well as a brain injury rehab service for children.
To register for a place or if you would like to support the Trust click here
or call 01737 365019
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm
Kingston Students Help Air Ambulance
Students from Kingston University are helping raise money to keep the Surrey Air Ambulance in the skies.
The uni’s mountaineering club is holding a sponsored climb today.
They’re hoping to cover nearly 9,000 metres in under 12 hours and aim to raise £500.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am
South West London Stations 'Secure'
More stations across South West London and Surrey have been re-accredited with secure station status.
The latest list includes Claygate, Hampton, Motspur Park, Shepperton, Sunbury and Thames Ditton.
The secure station accreditation scheme is led by the British Transport Police, in conjunction with the Department for Transport.
It’s a national scheme designed to recognise measures taken to improve security.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am
MP Visits Sutton Food Bank
Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake, described it as a ‘humbling experience’ when he visited the Sutton food bank.
He met people who volunteer their time to the service and those who benefit from it.
He said it provides an important safety net for those in crisis and was proud of the dedication shown by volunteers in the Borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Actress declared bankrupt
Former Eastenders actress Martine McCutcheon has been declared bankrupt by Kingston County Court.
The 37 year old star, who lives in Esher, will be discharged from bankruptcy in January 2014.
Martine, who played Tiffany Mitchell in the soap, married her long term partner, singer Jack McManus in Lake Como last September.
Martine has had a varied career. She starred in hit film Love Actually, had a platinum selling album, which included a number 1 single, was the face of a pro - biotic food brand, appeared on the West End stage as Eliza Doolittle, and had a top ten best selling novel, The Mistress, in 2009.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 pm
Footballer turns writer
Frank Lampard has signed a new deal - to write children's books.
The midfielder is writing a series called 'Frankie's Magic Football' for children aged 5 and over.
The Chelsea footballer says he got the idea for the books while reading stories to his own children - and the characters are loosely based on friends and team mates he's played with over the years.
The first book, 'Frankie Versus The Pirate Pillagers' will be published in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 pm
Police are trying to trace a man missing in Surbiton.
72 year old Lloyd Downes was last seen in Ewell Road.
He’s black, 6 foot 3, slim and was wearing a black hat, black top, black jacket and jogging bottoms.
Any-one with any information is asked to call police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm
Second man dies after accident
The singer from the band Fisherman’s friend, who was injured at a concert venue in Surrey at the weekend, has died.
Trevor Grills was being treated for head injuries at St Georges Hospital in Tooting.
The Cornish shanty singer was struck by a metal door that collapsed at GLive in Guildford on Saturday.
The band’s tour manager Paul McMullen was killed in the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm
New Mayor For Merton
Merton Council has announced who’ll be the borough’s new mayor.
Councillor Krystal Miller who’s just 33 will take over the post next year.
Cllr John Sargeant will serve as Deputy Mayor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm
Elmbridge Council Tax Winner
Elmbridge council has been encouraging residents to pay their council tax by direct debit.
It’s wants people to pay this way because it costs less for the council to process the payments and ensures people don’t fall behind.
To encourage people to make the switch everyone who pays by direct debit is entered into a prize draw with the winner getting £200 - the equivalent of a whole year’s band D payment.
This year it’s been scooped by Mr K Russell.
80% of residents now pay by Direct Debit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am
Sutton Dog Owner Warned
A man from Sutton whose dog was involved in two attacks last year agreed to an Acceptable Behaviour Contract.
The 72-year-old’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier attacked two dogs – one, a Jack Russell, was left with wounds to its back and stomach.
The man, who lives on the Shanklin Estate, off Brighton Road will now have to keep his dog on a lead and muzzled in public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am
Monday, 11 February 2013
Wimbledon boys Mumford and Sons scoop award
Rockers Mumford & Sons have won Album of the Year at the Grammys for Babel.
Former Brit School Croydon pupil, Adele, who dominated the awards last year, won Best Pop Solo Performance for "Set Fire to the Rain."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:50 pm
Fire station proposed closures update
Boris Johnson and London's fire authority have clashed over proposed station closures and job losses in the capital.
The Mayor had ordered fire officials to hold a public consultation into plans to close 12 fire stations,including Clapham, with the loss of 520 jobs.
But the authority has narrowly voted against Mr Johnson's direction - meaning the dispute could end up in court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 pm
Exile described as ''petty''
Chelsea outcast Florent Malouda has described his exile as "petty".
The French international, who moved to Stamford Bridge in 2007, is in the final year of his contract and was excluded from the Blues' 25-man first team squad.
He's spent the season training with the under-21s team.
Malouda's quoted in the French media as saying he's being made to look like a "player seeking substantial compensation".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:41 pm
Sad News for theatre school
Corona Theatre School in Hampton could be forced to close after it lost its main donor due to ill health.
Parents of the 32 children who attend the school were told the news yesterday.
Principal Mary Greco is desperate for a miracle - they need £50,000 to see them through to July.
To donate, or find out how you can help, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm
Campaign to save heart units steps up a gear
The High Court is today hearing a legal challenge over plans to end child heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary.
It follows an official review last year that said the hospital should stop operations so that care could be concentrated at fewer but larger sites.
That means children will instead have to travel to Newcastle or Liverpool for surgery.
The review, by the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts (JCPCT), ruled that children's heart units at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital and London's Royal Brompton in Fulham, should also stop surgery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm
House fire in Kingston
A woman and three children were rescued by firefighters from a house fire on Aragon Road in the early hours of yesterday.
No one was injured, but part of the ground floor was damaged by the blaze. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm
Surrey Forces Charity Launch
A partnership between Surrey Council, NHS Surrey and the veteran charity Combat UK is being launched today, Monday.
The Surrey veterans mental health partneship will provide specialist support for mentally wounded veterans.
Combat UK is the leading charity for the care of veterans' mental health and is currently supporting 30 people from Surrey.
John Marham, from the Surrey veterans mental health says it is crucial for military related mental trauma to be treated as soon as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am
Heathrow Flight Emergency
Suspected toxic oil fumes have forced a British airways flight to make an emergency landing in a Canadian town.
The Boeing 777, carrying passengers from Heathrow to Philadelphia, made the unscheduled stop at Goose Bay, in Newfoundland.
Fumes started to cause eye and throat irritation halfway through the eight hour flight.
The co-pilot also became incapacitated after he started to feel nauseous.
The news comes just two weeks after the first picture was released of one of two top BA pilots who died within days of each other after complaining about being exposed to toxic oil fumes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am