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Janice Long death: Peter Hook, Tim Burgess, Jeremy Vine and Jo Whiley lead tributes after radio DJ dies aged 66

Musicians, fellow broadcasters and listeners are paying tribute to BBC radio presenter Janice Long, following her death aged 66.The radio DJ, who became the first woman to have her own daily show on Radio 1 and the first regular female presenter on Top of the Pops, was hailed as a “trailblazer”. Her agent said she died at home on Christmas Day after a short illness.Over a career spanning 40 years, Long helped to launch the careers of future stars including The Smiths, Amy Winehouse and Adele.Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order, and The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess...
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Jo Whiley on gardening, radio and her campaign for Covid jabs

Country Living talk to radio DJ and TV presenter Jo Whiley about her home life, her love for her garden and her recent success campaigning for COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disabilities, after her vulnerable sister tested positive. I’ve always had a background role in life,” Jo Whiley says, with...
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Jo Whiley: Sister Frances to get first Covid vaccination

DJ Jo Whiley says she "couldn't be happier" that her sister is due to have her first Covid-19 vaccination this weekend. Her sister Frances, 53, who has a learning disability and diabetes, was left "fighting for her life" after contracting the virus. She ended up in hospital in February following...
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Jo Whiley says sister is out of hospital after severe Covid infection

Jo Whiley has shared that her sister Frances, who has learning disabilities and diabetes, is out of hospital after being admitted with Covid-19 following an outbreak in her care home. Last week, the BBC Radio 2 DJ, 55, spoke of the “nightmare” of being offered the vaccine before her 53-year-old...
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Jo Whiley: Sister's 'huge thank you' in Covid fight

DJ Jo Whiley has said her sister Frances "would like to say a huge thank you" to everybody who has helped her after she contracted coronavirus. The BBC Radio 2 presenter's sister, who has a learning disability and diabetes, was taken to hospital after an outbreak at her Northamptonshire care home.
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‘Emotional scenes’ as Jo Whiley shares video of sister waving from hospital ward in latest update on covid battle

Jo Whiley has shared an update on her sister, Frances, after she was taken to hospital with Covid-19.The BBC Radio 2 presenter had previously shared her concern that she had been offered the vaccine before her sister, who has learning disabilities and diabetes.On Sunday (21 February), Whiley shared an Instagram video showing her sister waving from the window of her hospital ward.“Today we went to drop off a care package at the hospital where Frances has been fighting Covid,” she wrote.“Emotional scenes when we were greeted by this little face coming to the window to wave at us! I...
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Like Jo Whiley, Our Family Faced A Terrifying Wait For My Sister’s Vaccination - Disabled People Have Been Sidelined And Forgotten

‘My sister has Covid. I don’t feel shiny and happy tonight, I feel scared.’ As Jo Whiley Tweeted about her disabled sister, Frances, being admitted to hospital with Covid-19 this week, I suddenly found myself trembling with tears. My heart ached for Jo and her family and this nightmare scenario hit home for me. It is one my family and I have spent every second of the last year living in fear of.
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Jo Whiley misses BBC Radio 2 show after sister hospitalised with Covid

Jo Whiley has missed her BBC Radio 2 evening show on Thursday after her sister, who has learning disabilities and diabetes, was admitted to hospital with coronavirus. The broadcaster, who has been campaigning for her younger sister Frances to be prioritised for the jab, wrote on Twitter that her sister Frances had become “very poorly” since testing positive after an outbreak at her care home in Northamptonshire.
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Jo Whiley misses radio show as vulnerable sister taken to hospital with Covid

Jo Whiley missed her evening radio show after her sister, who has learning difficulties and diabetes, was admitted to hospital with coronavirus. The broadcaster, 55, said on Twitter that her sister, Frances, 53, had become “very poorly” since testing positive following an outbreak at her care home in Northamptonshire. Whiley...
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Jo Whiley flooded with support after missing Radio 2 show as her sister is admitted to hospital with Covid

Fans have extended their support to BBC Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley, who missed last night’s show after her sister was admitted to hospital with Covid-19.The broadcaster had campaigned for her sister Frances, who has learning disabilities and diabetes, to receive the Covid vaccine. Wiley wrote on social media that her sister was “very poorly”, and had contracted the disease following an outbreak in her Northamptonshire care home.“I don’t feel shiny or happy tonight, I feel very scared,” she wrote on Twitter yesterday, after announcing her absence from the show. On Instagram, Whiley wrote: “So.... currently [Frances is] in...
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Jo Whiley offered Covid jab before sister in care home who later tested positive

Jo Whiley described it as “living through a nightmare” when she talked powerfully of her horror at being offered the coronavirus vaccine before her sister, who has a learning disability and diabetes. Within hours the nightmare was compounded by her sister testing positive for Covid. And by the end of the day the BBC Radio 2 DJ’s intervention had triggered an outpouring.
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