To mark International Women’s Day, criminal defence lawyer Chloe Jay joined Shine Radio’s Kate Fairweather for a walk around the Heath lake to discuss women and the law.
Born, raised and resident with her family in Petersfield, Chloe’s stellar career has taken in multiple late night callouts to Hampshire police stations, jury trials at Winchester Crown Court and – remarkably – advocacy before the English Court of Appeal at the age of 28, just two years after she qualified as a solicitor.
She was awarded the prestigious national “Solicitor of the Year” award in 2020, in recognition of her contribution to criminal justice. She represents the criminal defence community on the Hampshire and IOW Local Criminal Justice Board, which includes representatives from the police, Crown Prosecution Service, probation, the prison service and youth offending, which aims to improve outcomes both for victims of crime and people who offend.
Chloe is passionate about her work, which she admits it is not for the faint-hearted. She discusses how she nurtures her all-female team of lawyers, and how this most traditional profession is progressing in offering female-friendly working practices.
She also talks a lot of good sense if you are considering a career in criminal law.
Suzie Wilde chats to Emily Spalding, Practice Business Manager of Swan Medical Group about what the award of Practice Manager of the Year is and who voted for her; what Swan St changes were made in COVID and innovations in patient/GP contact.
Emily also talks about the smooth vaccination rollout in Petersfield.
Suzie chats to Sheet resident Jonathon about his mission to get blokes talking about their health. His vow to find the humour in any situation in order to stay positive shines through this frank interview, which will both educate and make you smile. Jonathon’s trademark honesty has gained him a huge following on Facebook, where you can catch up with his posts. Da Vinci? Listen and learn.
A follow up with James, now all travel is banned. What does he face? Is he still optimistic about the future? Are there any good deals to be had? Find out why it’s always better to ask an expert, especially now, and be inspired. Suzie would love to stay in the Giraffe Manor! She brings more of his great suggestions to you while the office remains closed: but you can check out the deals online here: meonvalleytravel.co.uk
In this month’s edition of Sports Chat, host Dave Bowers is joined, once again, by Shine Radio’s sports editor, James Robbins, and ‘Victorian Dad’, comedian Alistair Barrie.
Alistair revels in Southampton’s brief flirtation with the top of the Premier League, while the two Pompey fans console themselves with a narrow FA Cup first-round success. The guys also discuss rugby union – well two of them do – and the US election. As always, there are also plenty of laughs.
Feeling blue? Shine Radio presenter Alan Cosh will cheer you up.
Coshie creates a cobalt blue cocktail for fellow presenters Kate and Noni, to toast their meeting face to face for the very first time. They had worked together for months as virtual volunteer presenters for Shine Radio, but never actually met in real life because of the pandemic – until October!
This feature was recorded just before the latest lockdown measures.
Alan’s Vanilla Sky
No measures here – Alan does it all by eye.
1 part vodka
1 part Malibu
A splash of Bols Curaçao for colour
Pour equal parts of vodka and Malibu into a cocktail glass. Add a splash of blue Curaçao for that distinctive blue colour.
Top up with Elderflower Presse. If you have none in the house, you can improvise with elderflower cordial and soda.
Garnish with thinly sliced lemon with absolutely NO pips!
Although this version had a cube of ice, Alan reports that he had it originally with crushed ice. So if you have crushed ice – or could use a blender, you could reproduce the original “blue slush puppie” that he tasted in Turkey.
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In this month’s edition of Sports Chat, host Dave Bowers is joined, once again, by Shine Radio’s sports editor, James Robbins, and ‘award-winning’* comedian Alistair Barrie.
Together, they put the football world to rights; determine the age-old debate of who is the GOAT in men’s tennis; and grind their individual axes on sports as diverse as basketball, F1, and golf. Plus, there are plenty of laughs.
Stephen Rigby, pictured, is an advanced trainer for Canine Partners and can be found frequently training his future canine assistants in Petersfield town centre.
Shine Radio’s John Welsman caught up with Stephen to find out more about assistance dogs, the work of the organisation, and how residents of Petersfield and the surrounding area are volunteering to support Canine Partners’ work.
Jo Watts, from Sew Creative, in Lavant, Street, popped into this week’s P pod to explain how an email galvanised more than 100 people into stitching and producing clinical gowns for GPs in East Hampshire.
This is the full interview with Claire Vennis that was featured, in abridged format, in the P pod.
*To help fund Sew Creative’s clinical gown production, visit the GoFundMe page here.
Suzie Wilde removes her walking boots just long enough to speak with Petersfield Shakespeare Festival directors Lucy Hollis and Clare Glancy, about this year’s event and how anybody can be a part of it.