Semi Final Action from The Stoop
This lunchtime fixture was a clash to see who would reach the final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Harlequins welcomed Bath Rugby to a rather damp Stoop in Twickenham.
Quins started proceedings but Bath earned themselves an early line-out, with possession being stolen back by the home side.
After the usual tactic of kicking for territory, Quins gained momentum with strong passing until the ball went into touch. There was good aggression from both sides.
Fans had to wait less than 10 minutes for the first points to appear on the scorecard. Quins secured the ball in a line-out and passed it quickly to the wing where no. 8 Guest was able to break through the Bath defence and cross for a try. Botica added the conversion.
They came close to a second try just a few minutes later but a fumble 5 metres from the line handed possession to Bath. The visitors looked like they were going to score next after a strong rolling maul saw the ball passed out for their no. 5 Attwood to power through the defence. A good tackle stopped him but Bath support was not far behind. They kept possession but lax passing allowed Quins' no. 14 Williams to intercept. He ran from his own 22 to score a try - Botica again converted.
Bath send the ball deep at the restart and Quins claim possession. However strong chasing by the visitors earned them the put in at the scrum. Here Quins were penalised and Bath, now 14 points down, opted for a line-out, sending the ball into touch at the corner. They kept possession, started a maul and were awarded advantage.
With no further movement they again kicked for the corner. In similar fashion they kept possession in the line-out and started a rolling maul. Bath captain Louw claimed the try. A good kick from Heathcote added the extra 2 points.
Quins were not shaken by the score. They pushed themselves to within 5 metres of the Bath try-line. Infringement from the visitors allows Quins to opt for a line-out. They keep possession and start their own rolling maul, sending the ball out to the wing allowing Dickson to cross for a try in the 35th minute, again converted by Botica.
Quins claimed the restart ball and kicked it back to Bath who chose to run with it, reaching Quins' 22. They earned themselves a penalty where another 3 points were added to the visitors' score - the last score of the first half.
Half time: Harlequins 21 - 10 Bath Rugby
Bath restarted proceedings and sent the ball deep, earning themselves a penalty. Within the first minute of the second half Bath add points to their tally.
Quins, however, were proving strong in their line-outs. Able to keep possession they pushed on up the field and No. 14 Williams crossed for his second try of the game. The boot of Botica adding another two points.
On the restart Bath push up to within touching distance of the Quins' try-line. Smith saw yellow for Quins and Bath had an attacking scrum 5 metres from the line. The home side held their nerve and stole the ball, kicking long. All this did, however, was hand possession back to the visitors who ran for the line. The referee chose to bring the TMO into play, unsure whether the ball was held up. Replay clearly showed downward pressure over the line, awarding a try to Abendanon, which was then converted.
The visitors then came within 5 points of the hosts after securing a penalty which was kicked on target.
The final points of the game, however, went to Harlequins. Following a line-out they ran the ball out of their half and into Bath's 22. It is the visitors' who see yellow; Catt sent to the sin-bin 15 minutes from time.
Botica added the 3 penalty points to Quins' score and came close to adding another three a few minutes later however he pulled it left of the posts.
It was a hard fought game with plenty of errors. This however, merely reflected the intensity of play rather than anything more sinister.
Quins earned themselves a place in the final.
Full time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 31-23 Bath.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 pm
Jail for conspiring men
Three men were jailed on Friday for conspiracy to steal resulting from a surveillance operation by police in south London.
Officers were watching the home of 20 year old Girry Richardson from Worcester Park on the 12th of August last year. They followed him and Nicholas Carter as they went to pick up 19 year old Charlie Critchley from Surbiton.
They were seen changing number plates on their car and following a cash-in-transit vehicle during the course of the morning.
When they got out of their car to approach the van, police moved in to arrest the trio in New Malden.
They were found not guilty of conspiracy to rob, but pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
Jail for rioters
Two youths have been jailed for a series of burglaries and a violent attack during the summer riots of 2011.
17 year old Randean Myles from Stockwell was given a sentence of 5 years and 16 year old Andrew Scott from Brixton, five years and 6 months, for the offences which happened in the early hours of the 8th August 2011.
A third member of their group was given a suspended sentence.
Police trawled through hundreds of hours of CCTV footage and mobile phone data to uncover their crime spree across Lambeth and Wandsworth.
The gang smashed shop windows and made barriers in the road out of wheelie bins.
A woman cyclist was pushed off her bike and assaulted and a shopkeeper, who stopped to help, was violently attacked and left for dead in the middle of the road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am
Prize for paying Council Tax
Paying your Council tax by direct debit in London could win you a £25,000 prize.
Bacs Payment Schemes is offering the prize.It’s teamed up with 17 London Boroughs to encourage more people to pay this way.
It’s the cheapest way for councils to collect the tax and means a cost savings for taxpayers.
Anyone who is signed upto pay by direct debit before the 13th July, including those already paying by direct debit,will be entered into the draw. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 am
Cannabis factories in Sutton
factories have been discovered in Sutton within 6 hours of each other.
was found after a woman in Carshalton Road called Wednesday afternoon about
water coming through the ceiling from the flat above.
forced entry to turn off the tap and discovered mature cannabis plants.A 31 year old man was arrested.
night, officers found a cannabis factory in Mill Lane with a large tent
containing trays of cannabis buds drying.
No one has
been arrested in connection with that site.
Chertsey Speed Limit Plans
A consultation has begun on a plan to introduce variable speed limits on the M3 at Chertsey.
The Highways Agency is proposing to implement the scheme between junctions 2 and 4a.
Speed limits would be displayed on overhead gantries and the hard shoulder would be converted into a traffic lane.
The consultation will last for 8 weeks. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm
Clean air campaigners have launched a challenge in the Supreme Court to the government’s air quality plans.
Activists say the government is failing to meet European Union limits for nitrogen dioxide emissions resulting in nearly 30-thousand early deaths a year.
Findings of a study last year revealed Putney High Street had the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide in London.
Transport for London said it intended to make the high street a priority for greener transport methods. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am
A student from Twickenham is supporting a campaign to fund better diagnosis of brain tumours in children.
Speaking to Radio Jackie, Emma Bassett told us how she felt when she was diagnosed 9 years ago.
A charity single has also been released to coincide with National Brain Tumour Month.
A group of prisoners recorded ‘Song for DD’.
Emma tells us why the convicts decided to lend a helping hand.
And to find out more about the campaign and the single go to http://www.thebraintumourcharity.orgposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Thursday, 7 March 2013
Smash and grab at flagship store
Inquiries are underway after a smash and grab raid on a store in Kensington.
Just before 9pm last night, a car reversed into a Gucci store in Sloane Street, smashing the doors.
It was a black Mercedes - now confirmed as a lost or stolen vehicle.
A number of suspects - possibly three - grabbed handbags from the store before making off in another vehicle: a blue Audi A4.
Officers from Kensington & Chelsea CID are conducting the investigation.
There has been no arrest at this time. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm
New take on the honesty box comes to Merton Abbey Mills
The Honest Shop bus Trusty, has arrived at Merton Abbey Mills.
The double decker will work like any other honesty scheme, where
customers are trusted to pay for their items by leaving the correct amount of money in an “honesty envelope” and posting it into a specially designed letterbox.
The bus carries British crafts made from natural materials, and it is hoped its spot at the market will help bring back traders and customers to the site.
However, there is a bus conductor to keep an eye on things.
Someof the money raised will go to Compassion In World Farming.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm
Wilkins Catches Up with Carshalton
Carshalton Athletic FC welcomed former Chelsea and England
midfielder Ray Wilkins to the War Memorial Ground on Saturday as part of their reward for being named the national 2012 FA Charter Standard
Community Club of the Year.
The Robins have over 500 players of all ages spread throughout their 40 youth sides, which includes women and girls’ teams, a Girls Football Academy and a disabled side.
Wilkins over-saw the Carshalton disability and youth teams in their training sessions during his visit and hailed how vital grass roots football can be in developing young players.
Carshalton, along with many grass roots teams throughout Surrey, rely on an army of volunteers, coaches and parents to run the club - something Wilkins thinks is often overlooked. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
Has part of Tolworth been forgotten in regeneration scheme?
It seems not everyone is happy about Tolworth’s regeneration.
The three million pound Greenway scheme funded by TfL and Kingston Council, is due to start in just under two weeks.
The scheme will transform the Broadway - making it more appealing to the eye.
But some shop owners say an integral part of Tolworth has been forgotten.
Kingston Council maintains that Broadoaks, the alleyway that runs behind one side of the Broadway, is the traders’ responsibility to clean up.
But it is flytipping that appears to be the huge problem, something the council says it is keen to crack down on.
This member of staff at Anglian says all the rubbish is creating a health and safety hazzard.
Kingston Council has told us that someone will be in contact with traders to talk about the issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm
Wallington Olympian Honoured
David Weir will be just one of the sports stars honoured at Buckingham Palace today.
The four-time Paralympic Gold winning athlete from Wallington is to be awarded a CBE.
David has previously talked of the struggle he feels Paralympians have to go through for recognition. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
Croydon Charity Donation
An author from Croydon has donated all sales of her latest book to charity.
Elizabeth Williams has given money from the sales of 100 Years of Childhood Innocence to Childline.
She is a volunteer with the charity, which provides free and confidential advice to youngsters. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 am
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Police cordon off Staines Town Centre
Officers were called to a business premises in the High Street shortly after 11.30 following concerns about a package that had been delivered to the address.
A 100 metre cordon has been put in place and a bomb disposal squad is at the scene.
Police are keen to speak to the courier who delivered the package and are urging anyone who delivered a parcel in the area this morning to call them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm
Former fireman ready to take on new challenge
A retired Fireman from Banstead is aiming to complete a mammoth challenge in memory of the son he lost to cot death 32 years ago.
Roger Gibbs is training for his 4th London marathon and is planning to complete this one in under five hours, raising almost £2,000
The charity FSID supports parents affected by cot death as well as raising awarness of the dangers of smoking near youngsters.
Roger explains his motivation.
To help Roger reach his target, or for more info, click hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm
Richmond and Wimbledon Theatres to fall dark for wildlife charity
On March 23rd, at 8.30pm, hundreds of millions of individuals, landmarks, businesses and schools across the globe will be plunging into darkness to show they want to help create a better future for our planet.
Spanning a record 152 countries in 2012, WWF’s Earth Hour is a simple idea that has become a global phenomenon, with hundreds of millions of people turning off their lights at the same time.
In the UK last year, over 7.6 million people got involved, joining 3,500 schools and more than 1,200 businesses and organisations.
From many of the country’s most iconic landmarks like the London Eye and Edinburgh Castle, to global businesses like HSBC and IKEA, hundreds of buildings switched off.
But it hasn’t stopped there. Support for our brilliant world has extended well beyond the hour, with thousands making an ongoing commitment for a more sustainable future, and the momentum continues to grow.
To celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour 2013, Ambassadors Theatre Group will be:
• Switching off all non-essential external lights at our venues across the UK, internal non-essential lights in our Production & Property offices and in our Ticketing Centre in Vauxhall at 8.30pm on 23 March for the hour
• Encouraging our customers/employees/suppliers/business contacts to sign up by promoting the event through our Company website, employee intranet & internal and external email communication
80 year old arrested after Sutton bingo hall fight
An 80 year old woman has been arrested after a fight at a bingo hall in Sutton.
She was in a queue for lunch at Riva Bingo on St Nicholas Road on Sunday when she got in an argument with a 72 year old.
The younger woman suffered minor bruising in the confrontation – enquiries are continuing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am
Croydon distraction burglar jailed
A 63 year old man has been sentenced to 4 years in prison at Croydon Crown Court for a series of distraction burglaries.
Joe Annerson pleaded guilty to six offences at locations in Croydon, Brighton and Chelmsford.
He carried out the burglaries between May and August 2012 and stole approximately one hundred thousand pounds in cash from banks and building societies.
Annerson often entered the banks posing to be an air-conditioner engineer which allowed him access to secure parts of the building. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am
South west London gang jailed
A gang of five men from south west London have been sentenced to more than 40 years in jail for a violent robbery in Wales.
They raided a home in Milford Haven, where they left a man severely beaten before making off with a large quantity of cash.
Martin Lash-Larbie from Mitcham and Ian Jenkins, who’s from Battersea, were given 10 years each.
Bradley Clancy was sentenced to 9 years, while Jordan Reinhardt was given 8 – both were from Wallington.
A 17 year old from Sutton, who can’t be named, was given 7 years. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
West Kensington Motorcycle Death
A motorcyclist’s been killed in a crash on the North End Road in West Kensington.
The 26 year old biker’s Triumph collided with an Audi A3 just after half past nine last night.
The rider suffered multiple injuries and later died at St Mary’s Hospital.
Any witnesses are asked to call the Road Death Investigation Unit at Hampton. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm
Down with the Old, Up with the New
Work has started this week to demolish the Old White House in Hampton to make way for a new Village Square.
Contractors moved in earlier this week to begin the process of bringing down the derelict building which had previously been used as a clinic but which has been lying empty for three years and is in a state of disrepair.
The Council announced a two stage £1m investment programme last year as part of the Uplift Programme with the aim to improve Hampton North, making it more attractive for people and encouraging new services and businesses into the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm
Council urges residents to “make a difference”
A call to residents to find out more about offering a home to a child or young person has been issued by Richmond Council.
There are around 90 children and young people in the borough who are looked after at any one time, many of them placed in local foster homes. However, Richmond Council urgently need more foster carers to meet the diverse needs of this group of children.
Anyone who has ever thought about fostering, but wants to know more about what is involved is invited to a drop in session to meet the fostering team and other foster carers in the borough.
If you would like to find out more about The Richmond Fostering Service please call 0800 085 7072 for more information.
The drop in sessions are taking place on Monday 11 March 12.15 – 3pm and Wednesday 13 March from 3.30pm – 6pm in the Terrace Parlour Room at York House
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm
Campaigners gearing up for huge anti expansion protest
Campaigners are gearing up for what is expected to be the biggest anti Heathrow expansion rally to date.
Thousands are expected to gather at Barn Elms Playing Fields on Saturday April the 27th.
In October, the Government announced that the Airports Commission would look into how to maintain the UK’s aviation capacity.
MP for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith says expanding Heathrow cannot be an option.
Sutton promises weekly bin collections for next five years
Householders can rely on weekly bin collections for the next five years after Sutton Council promised the government it would continue the service.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Ruth Dombey, has written to the Department for Communities and Local Government pledging the authority to carry on collecting residual waste weekly from 2012/13 to 2016/17.
The move follows a successful bid for £2.8million of funding from the Waste Collection Support Scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am
Monday, 4 March 2013
Walton Bridge set to open this Summer
A new bridge between Walton and Shepperton is set to open this Summer.
Costing 32 million pounds it will open to the public later in the year.
It’s the only new road bridge built across the River Thames in more than 20 years.
Surbiton Hospital reopens
After two years of development, Surbiton Hospital re-opened it's doors today.
It means people who go to Central Surgery, Langley Medical Practice, Brunswick Surgery and Berrylands Surgery will now go to the new site.
It boasts a new pharmacy, a diagnostics facility including X-ray machines and a new breast screening service.
Last year the Lottery fund awarded the project over £40,000
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm
Sutton focuses on cleaner air
A cleaner, greener borough and improved health for residents are the targets as Sutton prepares to declare the whole borough an air quality management area.
Currently Sutton has three air quality management areas in place around busy roads and the Beddington industrial area, but the new scheme will see the entire borough designated an air quality management area which will allow the council to consider the issue of pollution when deciding upon planning applications. It will also allow the Environment Agency to apply stringent conditions to potential polluters which are making planning applications.
The proposal has now been sent out to consultation with residents, the Greater London Authority, the Environment Agency, DEFRA and neighbouring boroughs before going live on April the 1st.
Waiting over for the Cleggs
The waiting is over for the Deputy Prime Minister’s eldest son Antonio.
Nick Clegg and his wife have announced where they will be sending the 11 year old to school.
He will attend the London Oratory – a Catholic school in Fulham from September.
The couple, who live in Putney, came under fire earlier this year for refusing to rule out private schools for their sons’ education. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
The time for the ''Chesney Challenge'' is drawing closer
A supervisor at Epsom Hospital is getting ready for a Comic Relief challenge with a difference.
James Beckley will listen to the number one hit The One and Only by Chesney Hawks on loop for 24 hours. That’s a deafening 444 times.
He’ll start his feat at 7 o’clock next Thursday – finishing when the live programme starts next Friday.
To find out more search for the hashtag Chesney Challenge on twitter. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm
Teddington Lock Footbridge Closure
Teddington Lock footbridge is to be temporarily closed for four weeks.
Work begins today to replace lighting.
It’s scheduled to reopen on March 28th.
The approximate closure times will be between 9:30am and 3:30pm Monday to Friday and open at all other times including weekends.
Alternative routes for pedestrians during the closure times include Kingston Bridge or Richmond Bridge. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm
Clapham Fire Station Savings
People in London are being asked what they think about plans to close 12 fire stations and axe more than 500 fire-fighters’ jobs.
The cuts are part of proposals to make savings of 28-million pounds.
Stations in Clapham and Knightsbridge are among those facing closure.
The commissioner of London Fire Brigade insists existing response time targets would not be affected - but others fear the cuts will put the safety of Londoners at risk. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am
Petition To Save Brentford & Feltham Police Stations
A petition against the closure of Brentford and Feltham police stations has been launched in Hounslow.
London Mayor Boris Johnson wants to save 140-million pounds annually by closing 65 of the capitals 135 police stations with front counters.
Stations in Croydon, Ealing and Hammersmith also face closure.
Feltham MP Seema Malhotra says local residents are justifiably worried. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am
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