FR EE T HE WORL D’ S M O ST P O PU L AR FRE E N E WSPAP E R PL U S Monday, November 27, 2017 Impact: The tree the car hit, with bark stripped away by the force of the collision PA GEM OF A QUESTION FOR HARRY Page 5 » SAME-SEX STRICTLY? WHY NOT? Pages 6-7 » Tragedy: Victims Elliott Thornton (left), 15, and his younger brother Ellis, 12 PICTURE: BEN LACK ARCHBISHOP: WORKERS USE FOOD BANKS Page 8 » INSTAGRAM CLUES TO DAVINA’S BREAK-UP Page 11 » KID BROTHERS DIE IN STOLEN CAR CARNAGE Police face riddle as horror crash kills five including schoolboys WHO WILL BE PERSON OF THE YEAR? Page 15 » POLICE were last night working to unravel the mystery of a horror crash that left five people dead, including two schoolboy brothers. Seven young men and boys were by DANIEL BINNS involved in the smash, which saw a stolen Renault Clio slam into a tree beside a road in Meanwood, Leeds. But detectives were unclear how many of them were inside the vehicle and said some of the victims could have been pedestrians. The dead included Ellis Thornton, 12, brother Elliott, 15, and Darnell Harte (pictured), thought to be 15. Also killed were father-of-three Continued on Page 9 » 4 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Labour’s trade chief refuses to give deficit vow A SENIOR Labour figure has refused to set a date for when his party would wipe out the deficit. Shadow international trade secretary Barry Gardiner said it would be foolish to try to predict the state of the economy in 15 years’ time – especially due to uncertainty over Brexit. Offered the chance to say when the deficit would be eliminated under his party’s plans, he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: ‘No, I’m not going to say that at all. ‘Anybody who wants to forecast what our economy is going to be like in 2031, 14... 15 years ahead of that date, when we have not even determined what the Brexit negotiations are going to look like, would be foolish,’ he added. ‘You know that as well as I do.’ His comments came after the Office for Budget Responsibility this week suggested Britain’s economy may not reach a surplus until 2031. However, Mr Gardiner did say a Labour government would cut the deficit within five years. CONTACT US email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Text ’views’ to 65700 (Standard network charge) Web edition metro.news Editorial 020 3615 0600 Advertising 020 3615 0570 Distribution 020 3615 0660 Classified 020 7938 3838 FIND US Download our tablet editions and mobile apps from the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore TV apology: John McDonnell on ITV’s Peston on Sunday REX McDonnell ‘sorry’ for seeming arrogant over Labour borrowing cost SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell has said he was sorry if he appeared arrogant after refusing to say how much Labour’s borrowing for infrastructure plans would cost. On Thursday, Mr McDonnell had dismissed questions on how much would need to be spent on servicing debt as ‘trite journalism’ and said specific figures could be obtained from iPads and advisers. But he told ITV’s Peston on Sunday he was trying not to ‘get dragged down into an argument which prevents people realising that we actually do need to invest’. Mr McDonnell was asked about the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which said the extra was about £2billion a year. ‘I can’t predict it. I’m being straight with you here,’ he replied. Brexit divorce bill ‘may be buried to dodge backlash’ by DANIEL BINNS THE final Brexit divorce bill between the UK and the EU may be kept secret, it has been claimed. Theresa May’s government has reportedly agreed to pay at least £40billion – but the public might not be told the exact figure, according to The Sunday Times. It quoted an EU source who said nondisclosure had been agreed to help the prime minister ‘deal with the political sensitivities’ of a large payout in the face of opposition from Brexit supporters. EU officials reportedly will not put anything in writing about the total bill during the European Council’s meeting in December to decide the future of Brexit THERE is at least a 20% chance Brexit will not happen, Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable has claimed. The former Cabinet minister said there was a ‘distinct possibility’ the UK could remain in Europe even though the Brexit process is already under way. Sir Vince, 74, said, while there could be an ‘amicable divorce’ from Brussels, it could also be a ‘terrible mess’. He said: ‘We do not know what Brexit will look like. But if it is a terrible mess and very divisive and very costly, then I think people will want to reopen the question.’ negotiations, such as whether trade talks can begin. Any specific figure could be deleted from future documents and the final deal itself, it was claimed. ‘The Brits will list categories in which they want to honour their commitments. They will present different calculations than the Commission but, for us, it’s all about accepting the principle – not about having a specific figure,’ the source said. ‘The withdrawal agreement will not contain a figure – the Brits only need to indicate what and how. Not how much. It will all be about the presentation in order to help May and her cabinet deal with the political sensitivities. But the stars are aligned for a successful deal.’ Some Brexit supporters are furious over reports that billions of pounds could be handed to the EU. The secrecy idea was attacked by both sides of the debate. Rory Maw tweeted: ‘Transparency on use of taxpayers’ money essential.’ And Academic AC Grayling, a prominent Brexit critic, described the report as a ‘further insult to further injury’. A government spokeswoman did not deny the report but echoed Mrs May’s comments on Friday that ‘we would honour our commitments’. CORRECTIONS & C L A R I F I C AT I O N S Metro strives for complete accuracy but mistakes do sometimes slip in. If you spot anything, please email email@example.com with the article and date as the subject line. Metro is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation, the regulatory body for the Press. IPSO members must have effective mechanisms for dealing with complaints and correcting errors as promptly as possible. If you wish to make a formal complaint about a story in Metro, visit www.readerseditor. dmgmedia.co.uk or contact IPSO directly at ipso.co.uk THE recycled paper content of UK newspapers in 2014 was 78.5%. Please keep public transport tidy by taking your Metro with you and recycling it. METRO is independent of LUL and views expressed are not those of LUL or TfL unless otherwise stated. Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 5 by ANDREI HARMSWORTH WITH Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle appearing a foregone conclusion, speculation has turned to a new hot topic: which of Princess Diana’s gems will he give her? Insiders close to the couple say the fifth-in-line to the throne wants to pay tribute to his late mother by turning one of her favourite pieces of jewellery into an engagement ring. Some reports suggest he has had a diamond from one of Diana’s favourite brooches set into a gold band. But other sources claim a more likely candidate for the job is an emerald choker that the princess was once given by the Queen. Diana loved it so much she had it changed into a head band – and her son could be taking it to the jewellers again to convert it into a ring. A choker in sapphire and pearl that she was CROWDS watched outside Buckingham Palace yesterday as the Royal Navy performed Changing the Guard for the first time in the ceremony’s 357-year history. Some 86 sailors spent a month learning the intricate routines as part of 2017’s Year Of The Navy. Warrant Officer Eddie Wearing called it a ‘massive privilege’. First held in 1660, the event is traditionally performed by the Army’s household division. given by the Saudi royals is said to be another candidate. Harry, 36, kept Diana’s sapphire engagement ring after she died but gallantly passed it to brother William to give to the Duchess of Cambridge when he popped the question. The bling talk comes after Meghan, 36, left her home in Toronto and moved to London last week – and into Kensington Palace. Her arrival follows reports that Harry, 33, has been having renovations carried out for months at his quarters at the historic west London building in anticipation of her move. Some sources claim Meghan is already being treated like a senior member of the family and has been assigned a protection officer. An announcement is expected any day. Which of Di’s gems will Harry select for Meghan? Prince wants to pay tribute to late mother with engagement Speculation: Meghan has moved into Kensington Palace and Harry has warned No.10 KARWAI TANG/WIREIMAGE Head band: Above, Diana and Charles in 1985. Left, Kate Middleton’s engagement ring that belonged to Diana REX/PA No.10 was asked to clear Theresa May’s diary so the world’s worst kept secret could officially be let out last Thursday but the couple have made the prime minister wait a little longer, The Sunday Times reported. Bookmakers have stopped taking bets on them getting engaged. They are tipped to tie the knot next summer, shunning pomp and circumstance for a ‘non-traditional’ ceremony. Sapphire choker: Diana dances with John Travolta at the White House 6 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 The great X-scape: (from left) Alexandra, Gorka, Susan and Kevin in the bottom two Alexandra’s drea is saved by ‘Arlen ALEXANDRA BURKE’S Strictly Come Dancing hopes were rescued last night – by head judge Shirley Ballas. This was despite the X Factor winner’s blunder during Saturday’s show, when front-runner Alexandra mistakenly called Shirley ‘Arlene’ – meaning former panellist Arlene Phillips. The singer, partnered with Gorka Márquez, 27, was in the bottom two, which meant she had to perform her rumba to Beyoncé’s Halo once more. It was enough to keep the 29-year-old in by ANDREI HARMSWORTH for another week when all four judges, including Shirley, thought their routine was better than Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton’s. Alexandra’s reprieve came after she was mocked online for apparently mixing up Shirley, 57, with 74-year-old Arlene during the judges’ comments. Told by Shirley she would ‘come back stronger’, Alexandra replied: ‘Thank you so much Arlene.’ One fan tweeted: ‘Did Alexandra Shirley “Arlene”??? whoop Viewers were also beso ted with the chemistr between Mollie King a partner AJ Pritchard. After quickstep, chants of ‘kiss, kiss’ could be heard from contestants as the pair sp senter Claudia Winkleman. Even Claudia got in on ing: ‘Go on AJ.’ Embarras year-old replied: ‘I’ve gone Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 7 A same-sex Strictly? I’ll lead the way admits Aljaž by ANDREI HARMSWORTH STRICTLY hunk Aljaž Škorjanec says he is willing to lead a fella around the ballroom after calling on the BBC to introduce a same-sex partnership on the show. The 27-year-old Slovenian, married to fellow Strictly pro Janette Manrara, is partnering former Hollyoaks star Gemma Atkinson this year. But he is backing demands to make the show LGBT inclusive. ‘I’m always going to come in and do the best job I can,’ said Aljaž. ‘It doesn’t matter who it is or what sex they are.’ He called Strictly one of the few shows on TV ‘with a positive thought behind it’, adding: ‘If they do decide to go down that road, it will be with What’s your opinion? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. the most positive intention, so we will follow their lead.’ Urging bosses to make the move, he added to The Huffington Post: ‘Hopefully, we will be there when it does happen.’ Gay judge Craig Revel Horwood also backs the idea. The 52-year-old Australian once said: ‘I think a same sex couple can exist. You only have to decide who’s going to go backwards.’ It takes two to spangle: Aljaž with Gemma on Saturday GUY LEVY/BBC 8 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Workers use food banks, says Welby by JON VALE THE largest group of food bank users are in work, the Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday. Justin Welby said jobs were being created but these were not lifting people out of poverty. Asked about the economy, the Archbishop told ITV’s Peston on Sunday: ‘It’s obviously producing very good jobs, there’s a lot of jobs at the moment, there’s low unemployment, there’s good news. ‘But the thing we see in the Church of England, and with the other churches... is now the majority of people who come to the food banks are in work. That is a sign that work is not lifting people out of poverty in the way that we would hope in a society that is just.’ He called for investment in areas such as skills and apprenticeships. The archbishop (pictured) also said he did not understand why US Cutting the cloth: Dr Sentamu in 2007 HOUSING charity Shelter said its free helpline received a call every 22 seconds during its busiest time last Christmas – and it could be worse this winter. It had more than 100,000 calls to the helpline in the two months before December 25, and a ‘crippling combination’ of homelessness, high rents and universal credit problems have seen calls rise 25 per cent. The helpline is funded by Marks & Spencer food sales. fundamentalist Christians supported Donald Trump, as he called the president’s attitude towards women ‘completely unacceptable’. Mr Welby said he would attend a state dinner with Donald Trump, adding: ‘Part of the job is to meet people you disagree with and to testify of the love of Christ. The odds are, it would be unlikely I’d do more than shake hands with him.’ Archbishop ends Mugabe collar protest Reconciled: The Archbishop of York on the Andrew Marr Show yesterday BBC/PA THE Archbishop of York has resumed wearing a clerical dog collar after cutting up his previous one in protest at Robert Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe. Ugandan-born Dr John Sentamu, who destroyed his collar in a TV protest a decade ago, returned to the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show to be handed back its remains. Instead the 68-year-old produced a new one from his pocket and put it around his neck. Dr Sentamu, who said a South African-style truth and reconciliation process was needed, added: ‘I actually think the lesson for Zimbabwe is the same – you just can’t try and stitch it up.’ Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 9 Sealed off: Police vehicles block off the street as officers conduct a search. Left, crash victim Robbie Meerun Family left distraught as ‘cheeky chappies’ found amid carnage » Continued from Page 1 Anthony Armour and Robbie Meerun, both believed to be 24. Two 15-year-old boys were arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. A police spokesman said officers faced ‘complete carnage’ when they arrived in the residential street just before 10pm on Saturday. ‘Whether they were all in the car or whether some were pedestrians we can’t say at this point in time,’ he added. ‘We’ve got the road closed, an investigation in place and we’re trying to find out what’s occurred.’ Two of the victims of the crash were pronounced dead at the scene and three died a short time later in hospital. Louise Thornton, 34, believed to be godmother to the two brothers, said there were no words to describe the loss of the two ‘cheeky chappies’. She said: ‘Elliott was the eldest. He was very loving and very trusting. He was so proud of his family, his mum and dad and his two sisters, Ebony, 16, Missed: Ellis and Elliott’s sister Ebony said she is ‘full of pain’ after their deaths and Bronte, five. Ellis was the youngest and he looked up to Elliott and Ebony as well.’ Ebony wrote on Facebook: ‘I don’t really know what to say, my eyes are puffy every time I go to speak, I cry, my head and my body are full of pain right now. You were my boys. My world and more. I wish I told you I love you everyday’. Mr Armour’s sister wrote on social media: ‘I loved you and you loved me that’s inuf [sic] for me you will always be with me. RIP Anthony my only brother.’ A resident living near the crash site said: ‘There were bodies laid about. You couldn’t even recognise it as a car. It was just a crumpled mess.’ Investigation: Police forensics officers at the crash scene yesterday PICTURES: SWNS/BEN LACK Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 11 ‘Close friendship’ with barmaid raises hopes of a new love for Hollywood GREAT British Bake-Off judge Paul Hollywood reportedly took a 22-year-old barmaid on a date after his marriage broke down. The 51-year-old is said to have taken Summer Monteys-Fullam for dinner at The Dorchester Hotel in London after they ‘struck up a close friendship’ at his local pub the Duke William, in Ickam, Kent. ‘The age gap doesn’t seem to be a problem,’ a source told The Sun. ‘Summer is only 22 but very mature for her age. She has told friends that she believes that they could, in the future, become a couple.’ They apparently met Mature for her age: Summer Monteys-Fullam, 22, – a friend of Paul Hollywood Sad Davina’s Insta clues to her marriage heartbreak THE writing was on the Instagram for by ANDREI HARMSWORTH Davina McCall’s 17-year marriage to Matthew Robertson after it emerged she priority’ following their break-up. She had been hinting at trouble before they said: ‘I am very sad to say that Matthew announced their split at the weekend. and I have separated. The former Big Brother host had been ‘Our amazing children are our number posting quotes about ‘flaws’, ‘strength’, one priority above everything else so we ‘courage’ and ‘making mistakes’ in the ask for as much space and respect from build up to the couple’s shock separation the media as possible while our family announcement on Saturday. goes through this difficult time.’ One in July read: ‘Hey, you. Don’t The TV presenter, is said to be ‘devasgive up, okay?’, which McCall said at tated’ after the couple tried to save things the time was about inspiring young for ‘so many years’. people finding work. She and Roberston, who now Another in the same runs a travel company, renewed month said, ‘I am built their vows in 2015. McCall said from every mistake I have at the time: ‘I’m very lucky, ever made’ and she capbecause as far as I know I’ve tioned that: ‘And my goodmarried a really faithful ness, I’ve made a few!!’ guy. When I think of The 50-year-old preMatthew and me in our senter and ex-TV pre70s, I see us on a world senter Robertson, 48, cruise with entertainhadn’t been pictured ment every night!’ Split: for a year before She previously said McCall and bringing down the the two had attended Robertson curtain on things. marriage counselling. McCall said their She said: ‘We had the married in children Holly, 16, same row. People have 2000 GETTY Tilly 14, and Chester, sticking blocks and get 11, were the ‘number one stuck at the same point.’ when Hollywood was arranging a birthday party at the pub for his wife Alexandra (also pictured). The baker announced he and his wife, who have a 16year-old son, were to separate after 20 years last week. Summer is believed to have left her job at the pub after Hollywood made his split public. ‘It had clearly upset her a lot and she was very defensive of Paul,’ the source told the newspaper. However, a source close to Hollywood said last night: ‘Paul and Summer have known each other for some time but it’s only ever been as friends – there has never been any romantic involvement. ‘Paul and Alex are trying to keep a low profile to deal with their separation in private.’ Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 13 Council that has paid out £43k for a SPLINTER Payouts: Croydon Council has paid nearly £6million to settle 500 claims over the last three years A COUNCIL has paid out nearly £6million in personal injury claims over the last three years – including £43,000 to a child who needed surgery to remove a splinter after sitting on a playground bench. Croydon borough council also paid £81,000 to a claimant who broke a leg by jumping over a gate to get out of a locked car park. The biggest payout was £181,000 – to a member of the public who tripped on a pavement damaged during council works. A motorcyclist won £169,000 after falling when riding over a pothole. The council, in south London, also paid £18,000 compensation to a schoolboy hit by a javelin in a PE lesson and £15,000 to a person who fell off a chair they were standing on to tidy up paperwork. A total of 1,600 claims were made over three years and the council admitted liability in just under 500 of them. It paid out £1.9million of compensation in 2014/15, £1.1million a year later, by STIAN ALEXANDER and £2.9million in 2016/17, data obtained under freedom of information laws show. John O’Connell, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said the ‘compensation culture’ diverted cash from essential services such as social care and road maintenance. ‘Of course, some payments will be entirely justified. But councils must ensure their mistakes and negligence don’t result in such large bills. We must also root out those who play the system with spurious demands,’ he added. A council spokeswoman said: ‘All claims are investigated fully if there is negligence or legal liability by the council.’ What’s your opinion? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. 10% rise as town halls rake in £819m from parking COUNCILS in England made £819million from parking last year – a rise of ten per cent, a study finds. The 353 local authorities easily surpassed the £744million surplus in 2015/16, which is calculated by taking income from parking charges and penalty notices and then deducting running costs. The highest totals were in London, with Westminster’s £73.2million the largest, followed by £32.2million in Kensington and Chelsea and Camden’s £26.8 million. The biggest amounts outside the capital were the £21.2million reported by Brighton and Hove, ahead of Milton Keynes and Birmingham with £11.1million each. Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation which is behind the analysis, said the rise was ‘in part a reflection of the record Moneyspinner: A parking ticket ALAMY number of cars and volume of traffic’. The Local Government Association said: ‘Income raised through on-street parking charges is spent on running parking services and any surplus is only spent on essential transport projects.’ I’m terrified of dentists after file ended up in my stomach A GRANDFATHER had to have a serrated metal file removed from his stomach after his dentist dropped it into his mouth. Alexander Hoar (pictured) was asked by staff at Bupa Penzance Dental Care Practice to make his own way to hospital when the 1in tool got stuck in his throat. By the time his son had driven him there – and he had been sent to another hospital – it had worked its way down inside him. Surgeons had to use a tube with a camera to locate it and pull it out with pincers. The 74-year-old had an operation to repair his stomach lining. He is afraid to go to another dentist to complete his root canal surgery. ‘Every time I go into a dentist I cry – it’s embarrassing,’ he said. The retired builder said staff called the hospital for him but ‘didn’t even escort me out’. The practice said: ‘Our team acted quickly to make sure Mr Hoar received medical attention. We launched an investigation and we reviewed procedures to help prevent it happening again.’ 14 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Black Friday sales soar to record high A 40FT-HIGH tower with panoramic coastal views could be yours for just £70,000 – but it’s in the middle of busy car park and by a main road. Martello Tower No.25 (pictured) in Dymchurch, Kent, is a small fort built in 1806 to repel a feared Napoleonic invasion. There are 100 of them dotted around the south coast. Bosses at Clive Emson, which is auctioning the tower on December 11, admitted that the BLACK Friday sales hit a record high – although less people actually went out to shop. There was a seven per cent increase in spending and a 32 per cent rise in the number of transactions compared to last year, Barclaycard said. A total of £2.6billion was forecast to be spent with a rise in online shopping blamed on a 3.6 per cent decline in footfall on the high street, said retail researchers Springboard. It comes as retailers prepare for ‘Cyber Monday’ today, which sees shops provide online sales in the aftermath of in-store discounting on Black Friday. property was ‘quirky’ but that it could easily be turned into a seaside home, despite it being located in the middle of the Martello Car Park, which has room for 180 cars. The tower has its own parking space. Local Gareth Cunningham, 37, is not likely to be one of the bidders. He said: ‘It’s a great building and the views would be amazing from the top but I don’t think I’d fancy living in the middle of a car park.’ Rapist who attacked two revellers is behind bars by JAMES CAVEN A RAPIST attacked two women after they had been enjoying a late night out in London’s West End. Papis Cante struck twice within weeks, meeting his victims as they tried to get home from Leicester Square. The kitchen porter would start up a conversation with the women before dragging them back to near his home in Finsbury Park, north London. One victim was taken in an Uber, and pleaded with the driver to change the destination – but he refused and said she would have to order another one. A month later, the other victim met Cante on a Tube after she had been celebrating August bank holiday weekend and he promised to help her get home. When they refused to have sex with him, he raped the women, both in their early 20s, in an alleyway and in a side road. He told onlookers the women were drunk or on drugs and convinced them to leave him alone. Father-of-one Cante, 36, a Portuguese national, who admitted two counts of rape in October, was jailed at Wood Green crown court on Friday for ten years. The judge ruled he was dangerous, meaning he will serve at least twothirds of his sentence. Cante was also placed on the sex Dangerous: Papis Cante PICTURE: SWNS offenders’ register for life. Judge Kalyani Kaul QC said: ‘Your first victim was vulnerable, as was the second, because both had had something to drink. They were just young women who had been out and had a pleasant evening, and were on their way home.’ He told Cante that he is likely to be deported. Suspect charged with Starbucks voyeurism A MAN suspected of fitting a secret camera in a toilet at a Starbucks coffee shop has been charged with voyeurism, says Scotland Yard. Anthony Dines was arrested last week after police appealed for help to identify a man caught on a camera found in a ceiling grate at the chain’s shop in Vauxhall, south London. The 31-year-old, of Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, will appear at Camberwell Green magistrates’ court later today, said police. Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 15 Coffee shop stirs up locals as fury greets ‘gentrification’ gaffe It’s Time for a different front page... D ONALD TRUMP has never shied away from discussing his status, and Time magazine’s annual Person of the Year recognition (pictured) is a familiar point for him to do it. Over the weekend, another episode in a seemingly love-hate relationship unfolded with the publication denying the president’s account of how he rejected a request for an interview and photoshoot. Last December, he did grace the front page, a nod to a businessman who managed to upend the political world. But the magazine has delivered some unflattering covers at his expense. There was the illustration of him sitting behind his desk as a hurricane engulfed the Oval Office, the candle wax portrayal of a ‘meltdown’ and images of his face shaped as wrecking balls. Mr Trump has fired his own cannons too, criticising the magazine when it chose ‘The Protester’ as its 2011 Person of the Year, questioning the cover that showed ‘late age breastfeeding’ and lamenting Angela Merkel being picked. But however the conventional media judge him, Mr Trump has undoubtedly developed a huge social media following. This year Xi Jinping’s historic rise, Emmanuel Macron’s rebuke to populism and Kim Jong-un’s nuclear threats garnered plenty of headlines. But, here in the US, it is perhaps Harvey Weinstein’s name that has come to dominate discussion, creating a tipping point for a debate about the abuse, not just use, of influence. I wonder if some of the women who have pushed that conversation on will be recognised? They ad it coming as tobacco firms ’fess up CIGARETTE advertising has returned to network television in the US for the first time in two generations. But this time they’re broadcasting federal ‘corrective statements’ about the dangers of cigarettes. It’s part of a 2006 judgment, which found Phillip Morris and R J Reynolds broke anti-racketeering laws, misled people about how cigarettes harmed health and denied trying to market cigarettes to children. Finally, after an 18-year dispute, the ads are running in more than 50 newspapers and on major networks, including NBC, ABC and CBS. Unlike in many parts of Europe, American cigarettes do not display graphic warnings on packs. ‘Knee’ athlete looks for leg up in movies HE MAY be unable to score a job in the NFL but Colin Kaepernick, the initiator of the national anthem ‘take the knee’ protests, is reportedly being chased by Hollywood. According to TMZ, casting director Victoria Thomas posted on a message board for agents last week asking for a representative of the former San Francisco quarterback. It’s understood the 30-year-old might star in a 2018 comedy called Uncle Drew, alongside other athletes. Thomas has worked on Blood Diamond and Django Unchained. The controversial quarterback has reportedly already signed a book deal worth just over $1million (£750,000). Comedy move: Kaepernick AP @CordeliaSkyNews Backlash: Protesters gather to boycott shop over its sandwich board sign (inset) A COFFEE shop in Denver is deeply regretting its celebration of gentrification. At least 200 people turned up to protest outside Ink! Coffee after the business put up a sandwich board sign which read: ‘Happily gentrifying the neighborhood since 2014.’ On the opposite side was the line, ‘Nothing says gentrification better than a fresh brewed cortado’. After a predictable backlash, the company apologised, saying: ‘We clearly drank too much of our own product.’ It was a risky marketing move in a once largely black area that’s seen lots of people pushed out by rising prices. With locals unamused, it’s the complaints, not customers, the company is having to deal with. 16 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Willow lets Whip at her ‘terrible’ lifestyle THE daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett has confessed it is ‘terrible’ having famous parents. Willow Smith, 17, said: ‘Growing up and trying to figure out your life is absolutely, excruciatingly terrible.’ The Whip My Hair singer told Girlgaze Online: ‘There are two choices – try to go into it completely or take myself out of the eye of society. There’s no in-between.’ Princess of Bel hair: Will Smith’s girl Willow TURNER R Prize winner SIR ANISH KAPOOR tapped into both sides of life when he was invited to design next year’s Brit Awards trophy. ‘Sculpture is often a process of positive and negative form,’ said the artist, 63. ‘I have made the award using both.’ REX Glee star ‘attacked husband’ GLEE favourite Naya Rivera has been arrested for allegedly attacking her c ctor husband Ryan Dorsey. Rivera, 30, who played Santana Lopez in he musical TV show, has reportedly been h harged with domestic battery after an alleged altercation in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Saturday. She was accused of hitting Dorsey over the head and in the mouth, and has since been released on bond. Dosh ’n’ Becks? He’s got no idea of wealth David ‘wouldn’t have a clue’ about his bank balance I T SOUNDS as if Posh is in charge of all the loot in the Beckham household after her hubby David admitted he hasn’t the foggiest idea how much money they have. The former footballer confessed he has lost count of his worth – hours after Victoria’s fashion empire SOME X Factor fans may not be too pleased to hear Brits. fellow her on views ’s Sharon Osbourne alone was valued at £100million. d Hollywoo her from London to s commute who Sharon, As for Becks, whose home every week, blasted the UK’s ‘privileged’ classes at the endorsement deals include weekend, while appearing on her American chat show The H&M and Haig whisky, he Talk. The 65-year-old millionaire, originally from south revealed he hasn’t checked Shazza go: London, said: ‘I think people who have always had a his bank balance. ‘I privileged life, perfect family, perfect schooling and an A Sharon blasted wouldn’t have a clue,’ said student; I always think that those people are very the 42-year-old when he certain Brits narrow. Because they haven’t experienced much of life.’ Osbourne with a silver spoon ITV A N D R E I H A R M S W O RT H ’ S was grilled on his millions by US news channel CNBC. He credits having smart people around him for his transition from England captain to Brand Beckham mogul. ‘What I am proud of is that we’ve made it into a successful business,’ he said. ‘It’s all about having the right people around you, the right friends, family and business partners. To put a price on it, I don’t think I could. I’ll leave that to someone else.’ At the end of last year Becks’ own portfolio was valued at £270million. However the clan’s income as a whole, which includes 15year-old Romeo’s work as a Burberry model, was placed at Blank checks: Becks, £500million – pictured with Posh, making the doesn’t inspect his Beckhams richer bank statements than the Queen. WIREIMAGE Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 17 with Tom Stichbury @Metro_Showbiz J-LAW: I’LL SEE HOW THE UDDER HALF LIVES s ywo JAY-Z didn’t want to take fans’ cash when a gig ran into technical problems. The star, 47, who canned the gig in Nebraska next month, said: ‘I respect you guys too much to take the money and run.’ a r he , want g r i l n y o t , . r ar m h o k , m n r mances rs h The goats that rock: Aspiring milkm aid J-Law with Kare n SPLASH The Gutter Harry salutes a sign of the times Billie, 15, joins rising stars list HARRY STYLES celebrated the ‘yes’ result of Australia’s same-sex marriage referendum during his gig in Sydney. ‘About bloody time!’ said Harry, 23. ‘The rainbow flags can’t be ignored.’ AT THE age of 15, US singersongwriter Billie Eilish is the youngest act ever on BBC Music’s Sound of 2018. The shortlist of 16 rising stars also includes IAMDDB, Pale Waves and Tom Walker. REX NOEL GALLAGHER says a bunch of new songs he penned were rejected by his producer David Holmes because they sounded too much like Oasis. Noel, 50, whose latest album is called Who Built The Moon? told Frank Skinner on Absolute Radio: ‘Every time I came up with stuff that sounded remotely like Oasis, or what I’d done before, he would stop me and say, “We’ve heard all that”.’ . - girl. Paloma, 36, who has PALOMA FAITH has shot been seen with a ring on down rumours that she her wedding finger, is secretly married to French fumed on Twitter: artist Leyman Lahcine. ‘For the last time The singer, whose album I am raising The Architect has just my child to topped the charts, play with all also seized the toys I don’t opportunity to need my combat claims child to be about how gender X she is I know raising her what child, born Single they in December. are doubt: She has never (private) revealed Paloma with and I’m not whether it is Lahcine married!’ a boy or a It’s Definitely too much like Oasis e a Paloma: And another item on the gender... I am not married! 5, 6, 7, weight... it’s Steps’ Claire CLAIRE RICHARDS looked like she’s done plenty of Steps when the 40year-old showed off her incredible slim figure at the ’90s pop band’s reunion gig in London. 18 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 RUSH-HOU R C RU SH LOVE (well, lust) is all around us, as shown by the messages left by our commuter cupids. Are they talking about you? TO the scraggy-haired Welshman on the early train from Earl’s Court to Parsons Green. I love your awkward mannerisms. Let’s have a coffee in the Starbucks you go to every morning. PS Grow your Jolene hair back long. seat on the northbound Victoria line at around 6pm on Thursday and I smiled at you. Fancy a coffee? Brunette With Freckles TO the blue-eyed guy with Converse on the Victoria line Friday morning. We were looking at each other but I left at Euston. Fancy a drink? Brunette, Colourful Dress WE smiled at each other on the Piccadilly line from Heathrow to Hammersmith on Wednesday. You had glasses, blue eyes, a cream scarf, a black shirt with white dots, three piercings in your left ear and two in your right. I can’t stop thinking about you. Coffee? Tall Guy, Glasses, Suit TO the bearded redhead guy reading a book and wearing a red watch. You offered me a Text CRUSH, your Rush-Hour Crush, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies Talk S E N D U S Y OU R VI E W S METRO START a text with VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies. Or EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org Helpline for Views, Rush-Hour Crush and Good Deed Feed: 020 3615 0600. Full T&Cs on metro.co.uk/terms Metro is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation This thinking makes Snow White a floozy And what to make of the princess kissing a frog? n A mum wants her six-year-old son’s school to ban Sleeping Beauty because the prince kissing the princess when she is asleep sends an inappropriate sexual message (Metro, Fri). Perhaps we should ban Goldilocks on the grounds of animal cruelty or Jack And The Beanstalk for failing to acquire planning permission. John, Essex n I guess the mum would next want to ban Snow White because she lives with seven men or Rapunzel because she lets a man into her bedroom through the window or Belle because she falls in love with an animal. Aleski, London n I totally agree with the mother, Sarah Hall. Children’s fairy tales are filled with misogyny, sexism and limiting gender roles, and it’s time we moved on from these outdated materials in order to tackle these issues in our society. It’s completely ignorant to say that scenes which show borderline sexual harassment as normal behaviour are harmless to women. Natalie, Hampshire n One early version of the Sleeping Beauty story involves the princess being raped by the prince and when she eventually wakes up she has given birth to twins. Looking at original fairy tales, most people would comment on their adult content and gore. I say we’ve made things too soft. They were horrible for a reason – to serve as a warning to children Mum calls for ban on tale of Beauty ‘and the sex pest’ Kiss of death: sarah Hall aked her chool to remove ‘unacceptable’ m sleepin Beau th rricu Y Sleep eep deprived: ved Metro’s story on Friday and not mollycoddle them from very real dangers. Sammy, Warwickshire n I agree with Ms Hall and think people should look a little more into fairy tales. Take Cinderella, for example – the prince is a creepy stalker. Older pupils would be better suited to understand what the tales mean. Abbie, London n I fully support Ms Hall. In fact I would include banning The Frog Prince, which sees a woman kiss a frog, resulting in the frog turning into a prince, thus sending out a message of potential abuse by women to frogs and men. Clive Atkins, Hertfordshire n My nephew loves Despicable Me but obviously he is not going to become an evil genius like its character Gru. Chris, Newcastle GOOD DEED FEED A BIG thank you to the person who returned my 11-year-old daughter’s school bag to her school. She left it on the Metropolitan line at Wembley Park. She is very grateful! Vikram, London THANK you to the staff at Queen’s Medical Centre on Lynn Jarrett Ward for looking after Dad. So Nadine, Farnsfield grateful. HUGE thanks to the cab drivers who took me from and to Birmingham International station – the one who brought back the wallet I’d left in his cab so quickly, and especially the one from Sri Lanka who brought me back to look for it and wouldn’t accept any additional payment for the double journey or waiting time while I worked out what had happened. You are both true gentlemen. Michael, Tunbridge Wells THANK SOMEONE FOR BEING WONDERFUL TO the good Samaritans on last Wednesday’s Surbiton to Waterloo train who came to my aid when I fainted. Especially the couple who helped me off the train, the man who gave me his Milky Way and the person who called the guard. Thank you all. Shellie, Surbiton A MASSIVE thanks to the honest person who handed in my credit card at Tesco Express Tooting on Wednesday afternoon. Lou, Croydon THANK you to the young guy and the gentleman who helped me after I got knocked off my bicycle on Monday afternoon at Victoria Park. The young guy was kind enough to put his coat on the wet ground (it had rained earlier) for me to rest my head on. They stayed with me until I was OK. Peaches, London is in cinemas Friday Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 19 Suitable for kids? The world of fairy tales and children’s stories is riddled with what some might see as immorality AND ANOTHER THING... n Doesn’t Katy Perry’s current boyfriend, The Weeknd, realise that when his name is said it’s literally The Weakened? Silly man. HG, Kent n Is anyone else fed up with coffee shops and cafés only having skimmed or semiskimmed milk? I like my coffee made with whole milk. What happened to freedom of choice? Lyn, Strathclyde n I am angry like never before. I’m a middle-aged married woman who has worked hard all my life and brought up two n Ms Hall should make her son aware that unless the handsome prince kisses her, the princess will never be in a position to express how she feels about anything because she will never wake up from her sleep spell. She should also explain that the beautiful princess rescues the handsome prince right back by marrying him and living happily ever after, thus ensuring he doesn’t end up a lonely, sad old git who lives in his own squalor and talks to his shoes. Paddy, West Sussex IN ASSOCIATION WITH A BIG thank you to Eian the lorry driver, who stopped and helped me, and to the staff at Kingston A&E, who patched me up after I was knocked off my bicycle on Tuesday evening. Steve, London TO the guy who had lost his legs at Holborn. Hope you made it home OK. Sorry I made you Very Sorry Ginger Girl stumble. MANY thanks to the person who handed in my annual season ticket at Harpenden station, and to the helpful office staff at Farringdon, who phoned around until they traced its whereabouts. Relieved Commuter, Hertfordshire Start your text with the word DEED followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies sons to believe hard work, honesty and high morals will help them make a success of their lives. As their careers are just beginning, the selfserving lies, incompetence and hypocrisy of our political leaders have robbed them of the future in this country they deserve. We have all been duped and our children will pay the price. Julia, London n I hope the owner of the mastiff-type dogs gets a long prison sentence for allowing them to kill the small (and cute-looking) beagle (Metro, Fri). To add insult to injury, he asked her why her dog wasn’t on a lead! David, London n Could my fellow commuters please remember to close the train doors behind them while the weather is super cold! Thanks! Mike, Bristol n Guys, can you please stop spraying Lynx in our openspace office? If you absolutely have to, please use the toilets. People have different smell preferences. Woman Who Wouldn’t Dream Of Doing That 60 20 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 You look fantastic in Battle Of The Sexes – if that’s not a sexist thing to say. Oh, thank you! We had this amazing cinematographer, who had won an Academy Award for La La Land, and he really loves to use natural lighting. I remember being on set and thinking that there are just no lights here! And when you get older you need good lighting. But they did an amazing job. Though it was still hard for me to see myself. I haven’t been on screen for such a long time. about The Karate Kid is that I don’t think anyone involved felt like we were making a culturally important 1980s movie. I remember thinking ELISABETH SHUE The tennis-mad actress, 54, talks about new film Battle Of The Sexes, growing older in Hollywood and how to really embarrass your kids that the title felt pretty insubstantial and I wondered about Ralph Macchio’s karate skills… What’s your health regime? I got addicted to tennis when I was 37. I now play two hours every other day and it’s stopped me from being completely neurotic about getting older, which I think, as women, we are all going to be. In this business it sucks even more because you have to see yourself age dramatically in close-up. How did you get into tennis? I grew up with three brothers and my whole life was about sport. I went from soccer to gymnastics but then I ripped my Achilles when I was 37 in the middle of shooting Hollow Man. I was doing a back-tuck and they had just got a new exercise mat, so it was a bit too tight. I needed to pick another sport after that. Did you remember the Battle Of The Sexes match in 1973? I mainly remember the feeling in my house of how important it was because of sports being a primary focus of my family. I recall my three brothers sort of taunting me, saying that Billie Jean King was definitely going to lose to Bobby Riggs. And the fact she won was huge for me. I wish I had been older to fully appreciate it on an intellectual level and to understand that she was fighting for women’s rights. I just knew she had better win because she was a girl and he was a boy and I didn’t want my brothers to say they were better than me. I showed the older ones Leaving Las Vegas and they went: ‘You as a hooker? We really don’t buy it, Mom’ Did you ever make a feminist stand on something that might have lost you a job? Yes, I have taken a stand, but not really in the sense of saying ‘no’ to some creepy individual and then it having an effect on my career. I have never had anything like that. But I lost a role once because I was pregnant and that was painful and ridiculous. I am lucky that was the worst sort of moment of losing something because I was a woman. GETTY Do you remember The Karate Kid fondly? Yes, because that was my first movie and I was still pretty starry-eyed about it all. What was so .First film: Shue extraordinary .in The Karate Kid SECONDSwith What’s the role you fought the hardest to get? Adventures In Babysitting. I wanted it badly. A part where the girl was the lead? My God! That was a pretty special thing at the time and it still is. Leaving Las Vegas was pretty much handed to me, which was extraordinary, because I would have fought and clawed my way towards that movie, but [director] Mike Figgis was incredible. He said he believed in me because of Adventures In Babysitting, which is so strange! He told me he saw me in that movie and realised I could play the part. Do you have any regrets? No, because I think that is silly. But whenever I want to go into that place of ‘why don’t I get better parts?’ my husband is great at reminding me that you make choices for a reason and you are in charge of your own life. I would never, ever have chosen to not have my three children and be obsessed with tennis What were your kids’ just to have been more reactions when you determined in my career. first showed them .Women’s rights:. There are some moments Adventures In .Billie Jean King. where if I had been a little Babysitting? bit more ambitious then it Miles is now 19 but he was might have helped, and it is so easy to just three or four when I showed it to him. Afterwards he kept saying my line: compare ourselves, especially in this business. But it is such a dead end to do ‘Don’t f*** with the babysitter!’ Since that, for obvious reasons. And I seem to then they haven’t seen too many of my care more about tennis than I do about movies. Some of them are wildly acting, which is probably rather healthy. inappropriate, as you know. I did show LARUSHKA IVAN-ZADEH the older ones Leaving Las Vegas and they went: ‘You as a hooker? We really don’t buy it, Mom.’ Battle Of The Sexes is in cinemas now Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 21 Colder than Greenland Brrr-itain to shiver in -7C as odds slashed on white Christmas I-cycles: Bikers in the Peak District F STOP PRESS by ALISTAIR GRANT Early winter wonderland: The Eden Valley in Cumbria yesterday PICTURE: NORTH NEWS Forget sun, sea and sand... go ‘retro’ for the food, festivals and Ronaldo ‘RETRO’ holiday destinations such as Malta, Madeira and the Costa Brava are making a comeback, says Thomas Cook. The former ‘bucket and spade’ resorts will be popular with tourists next year, the tour operator predicts. The firm is selling breaks to Spain’s Costa Brava for the first time since 2009. Its Michelin star restaurants, Gaudi-inspired architecture and scenic beaches, such as Sitges overlooked by 16th century St Bartolomé y Santa Tecla church, will attract tourists to its new hotels, said Thomas Cook boss Chris Mottershead. Portuguese island Madeira also returns to holiday brochures after a three-year absence. Its lively nightlife and activitybased breaks are drawing more younger visitors. Football fans are also heading to Cristiano Ronaldo’s birthplace to visit the Real Madrid star’s museum and hotel. And Malta – home to I Love MTV and Annie Mac Presents music festivals and a Game Of Thrones location – is also making a resurgence.‘These retro destinations will challenge holidaymakers’ misconceptions in 2018,’ Mr Mottershead said. Thomas Cook saw UK earnings fall 40 per cent this summer. Popular: Beach at Sitges on the Costa Brava BRITAIN was set to be colder than Greenland today at the beginning of a ten-day Arctic freeze sending temperatures plummeting to -7C. Parts of Wales and the north woke up to flurries yesterday, after snow in the Midlands and ice in the south. About 500 gritters were sent out as cars skidded off roads and trains were axed. Forecaster John Hammond of Weather Trending said ‘significant snowfall’ was expected in the north this week, with colder-than-average conditions set to last for ten days. Bookmaker Coral slashed the odds of a white Christmas to 4/6 after forecasts that after a mild lull, a second cold snap is on the way from December 9 onwards. The coldest night this week is predicted to come on Wednesday or Thursday, beating the -6.3C seen in Topcliffe, North Yorkshire last Saturday. A ‘level two’ government weather warning is thought to be ‘likely’ with hospitals warned to prepare to be busier than normal and health staff told to make daily visits or phone calls to vulnerable people. Last weekend was the fifth in a row hit by a cold snap of at least -4C, which is believed to be a record for autumn. It was preceded by midweek highs of 16C, a temperature not likely to be repeated until spring. Heading into the Christmas period, Met Office forecaster Luke Miall said: ‘People need to be prepared for winter conditions and take heed of severe weather warnings, with ice warnings expected at short notice.’ Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 23 On top of the rats pack... trial triumph for Rebekah by ANDREI HARMSWORTH PM Stanley: Boris could have a rival REBEKAH VARDY wasn’t giving away any hints about who she was referring to after making a joke about ‘dealing with rats’ during her Bushtucker trial on I’m A Celebrity. The wife of footballer Jamie Vardy had rodents scampering over her as she and Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas, 42, took on The Hole challenger. She quipped to hosts Ant and Dec last night: ‘I’ve dealt with worse rats than these in my life.’ Crocodiles also rested on her and Lomas in the dark chamber. Rebekah, 35, had previously warned her Leiceser City star husband he’ll be in the doghouse if he has been voting for her to undergo the jungle trials, and the 30-year- Chamber of Sec-rats: Rebekah and Jamie lie down with rodents and crocodiles REX old has admitted doing so five times. But she and Lomas were hailed by the starving celebs after scooping 11 meal stars. The camp went hungry when radio presenter Iain Lee broke down in tears after panicking during an underwater trial. The 44-year-old was comforted by production staff and the celebs after his ordeal. An insider said a ‘specialist team’ monitored him before he was ‘roundly supported by his fellow campmates after his trial’. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson may be eyeing up the role of Prime Minister, but his father Stanley has been earmarked as a suitable candidate by his campmates, with Rebekah commenting that the former politician was ‘born for the role’. The 77-year-old got to take over as the camp’s premier from Lee, entering the jungle ‘No.10’. 24 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 by AIDAN RADNEDGE FR E E Taken out: An armed officer stands over the terrorist, and on one of his knives (circled), after the attacker was shot outside the Palace of Westminster WE ARE nOT AFRAid The worl d’ s m o sT p o pu l ar fre e n ewspap e r Thursday, March 23, 2017 TERROR AT THE HEART OF POWER Four dead, including a police officer and terrorist, in Westminster outrage At least 20 more injured as killer mows down pedestrians on bridge Full reports and pictures: Page 2-13 » E Horror: The Westtmiinstter atttackk FR E CRIME victims are being let down and struggling police officers ‘taken for granted’ by the government, London mayor Sadiq Khan has warned. Rising levels of offending can be blamed on a lack of funding for forces across the country, he writes in an article for Metro (see facing page). He reiterates his claim after last week’s Budget that chancellor Philip Hammond’s failure to announce extra cash for policing was ‘unbelievable’. And he warns that counter-terrorism funding will fall by seven per cent in real terms over the next three years. His comments follow the Islamist attacks that saw five people killed at Westminster in March and eight die at London Bridge in June. Figures revealed last month that crime was up by 13 per cent. The rate of offending had been falling for nearly two decades before beginning to edge up again in the last few years. The Home Office insisted decisions on police funding are not normally announced in the Budget, with forces, including the Met, due to find out next month how much they will receive. ‘The Met is receiving over £2.5billion this financial year and this government has protected overall police spending in real terms since the 2015 spending review,’ a spokesman said. ‘In March, the Met had reserves of £240.2million and there are more officers for each Londoner than anywhere else in the country.’ Theresa May said last night the government would meet all costs arising from the Manchester Arena bombing. The PICTURE: STEFAN ROUSSEAU/PA Hammond is taking cops for granted, warns Khan The worl d’ s m o sT p o pu l ar fre e n ewspap e r Monday, June 5, 2017 takEn down In EIGHt MInUtES Stopped in his tracks: One of the terrorists lies on the ground wearing his fake suicide belt and an Arsenal shirt after being shot at Borough Market, near London Bridge PICTURE: EPA Police fire 50 bullets to cut short terror rampage 12 arrests after London Bridge attack kills seven THREE terrorists behind an attack that left seven dead and 48 injured were killed in a hail of police gunfire just eight minutes after the first 999 call was received. The murderers, who drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before launching a knife rampage, were taken out by eight officers who fired an ‘unprecedented’ 50 bullets. Some 21 survivors remained in hospital last night and 12 alleged conspirators have been arrested over the Islamist atrocity. Assistant Met com- by doMInIC YEatMan missioner Mark Rowley praised his officers for chasing down the killers, who wore fake suicide belts in an apparent effort to deter people from tackling them. ‘I am humbled by the bravery of an officer who will rush towards a potential suicide bomber thinking only of protecting others,’ he said. Theresa May said: ‘The police responded with great courage and great speed.’ The attack began just Continued on Page 2 » manchester united with london h roes o o h owe Rampage: Carnage at London Bridge funding includes cash for inquests and an inquiry into the 22 deaths. Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham had warned £28million may be needed and councils faced cutting services to find it. Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 25 IN BRIEF Money is urgently needed to stop the crime rate rising, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan writes Child abuse inquiry ‘worse than Savile’ A CHILD abuse investigation, spanning 30 years and said to be three times the size of the Jimmy Savile scandal, is under way at a former council-run home in Surrey. Police have so far arrested or questioned under caution 14 people and spoken to hundreds of potential witnesses and victims. Former residents at Kinton Approved School near Woking – later called The Oaks Centre – allege they were abused over three decades from the 1970s to the early 2000s. I STILL can’t believe that the chancellor failed even to mention police funding or counter-terrorism in his Budget last week – let alone act to fix the black hole facing police finances – after a year that has seen five horrific terrorist attacks across Britain, including four in London. The police have faced years of deep real-terms cuts since the Tories came to power – it simply hasn’t been a priority for David Cameron or Theresa May. They took the long-term trend of falling crime under Labour for granted, just as they have taken our amazing police officers for granted. Their cuts have come at the worst possible time. Crime is rising again under the Tories – it’s rising less quickly in London, but is still heading in the wrong direction. The most violent crimes like knife and acid attacks are rising even faster. At the same time, we face an unprecedented terror threat – which experts describe as a long-term shift, rather than a short-term spike. In London, the Met have had to make £600million of savings over the last seven years and face another £400million by 2021 unless the government increases police funding. Counter-terror concerns: Sadiq Khan lays flowers after the London Bridge attack that killed eight people in June GETTY STOP POLICE CUTS TO KEEP US SAFE Even counter-terror funding is set to fall by seven per cent in real terms over the next three years. There is no way to make this level of cuts without risking safety. This means fewer police officers, fewer community support officers, police station front counters closing down. I have been forced to scrap London’s strategic target of 32,000 officers, which it has had since 2012. This is not about party politics. Conservative police and crime commissioners say the same – as do those at the frontline, our chief constables – including the Met commissioner, Cressida Dick. We can’t go on like this. It’s time for the government to listen, end the cuts and commit to a real-terms increase in police funding. Pair face no action after panic on Tube TWO men who handed themselves into police after a mass evacuation at Oxford Circus Tube station have been released without charge. The pair, aged 21 and 40, were questioned after panic erupted in the packed central London station on Friday following reports, later denied, that shots had been fired. Several people were injured and nine taken to hospital, including one person with leg injuries. Police said there were ‘no criminal proceedings’ against the pair. 26 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Air raids after Daesh mosque attack THE Egyptian military yesterday conducted air strikes on ‘terrorist’ targets two days after a militant attack on a mosque in northern Sinai that killed 305, including 27 children. Under a black Daesh banner, two dozen assailants carried out the raid during Friday prayers in the village of Al-Rawdah just as the imam was about to deliver his sermon from the pulpit. The attack targeted Sufis, a mystical movement of Islam that Daesh considers heretical. ‘The shooting was random and hysterical at the beginning and then became more deliberate, AT LEAST 19 people were killed yesterday after a push by Syrian forces, backed by Russian jets, tried to take the last major rebel stronghold near Damascus. Air strikes and shelling in the besieged Eastern Ghouta area have killed at least 123 people, including 26 children, since an offensive began almost two weeks ago. Retaliation: Egypt strikes back said Mansour, a 38-year-old salt factory worker. ‘Whoever they weren’t sure was dead or still breathing was shot dead.’ Egypt’s president Abdel- Fattah el-Sissi vowed that the attack ‘will not go unpunished’. He said: ‘[We] will avenge our martyrs and restore security and stability with the utmost force.’ Horror as floor at nightclub caves in by GERARD COUZENS TWO British men were among 40 people injured when the floor of a Tenerife nightclub collapsed. The injuries were mainly fractured limbs when club-goers plunged to the basement of the Butterfly Disco Pub in an Adeje shopping centre. One 59-year-old British man broke a bone and was taken to the Hospital Del Sur, an emergency services coordinator said. Another Brit, aged 57, was said to have suffered a head injury but was not in a serious condition. Dramatic video footage showed firefighters tearing through the rubble to reach those trapped, as eight ambulances also attended. The incident happened at 2am yesterday. Club performer Joaquin Nova said: ‘There were moments of great tension. I’m really sorry that this terrible situation occurred.’ Adeje mayor José Miguel Rod- Crumbled: The floor in the Butterfly Disco Club gave way BOMBEROS DE TENERIFE riguez Fraga said none of the injured was in a critical condition. The venue, which opened in December 2014, describes itself as a gay club. It said the collapse affected part of the floor near the stage area but refused to discuss what went wrong before it had spoken with police and lawyers. A recent Brit visitor wrote on Facebook: ‘This club is great. The Go-Go dancer is very hot and the drag show at 2am is also good. It has a nice large backroom which is very popular.’ WORLD BITES n ZIMBABWE’S former president Robert Mugabe, 93, cried and lamented ‘betrayal by his lieutenants’ when he was pressured by the military to step down after 37 years in power, sources claimed. n PARTIES campaigning for independence in Catalonia may fail to retain a majority in parliament in regional elections next month, a poll published yesterday showed. Villagers flee after volcano wakes up AN ACTIVE volcano saw villages on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali evacuated and flights cancelled. An ash cloud rose 4,900ft from Mt Agung on Saturday, causing travel disruption that lasted over the weekend. Villages close to the volcano were coated in a thin layer of ash, and anyone living in the exclusion zone, which extends for 4.5 miles from the crater in places, has been advised to leave the area. The volcano’s alert status has not been increased from the second highest level but clouds were moving away from the island’s airport, said the country’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency. It last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people. n ISRAEL and the US are working to prevent publication of a UN ‘blacklist’ of companies operating in its disputed West Bank settlements that are on land claimed by Palestinians. n POPE FRANCIS has hit out at drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel and treating roads like ‘racetracks’. In a speech to Italy’s traffic police, he said they have a lot to do. Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 27 Painful: The haul found in Mr Khan DOCS FIND COINS AND NAILS IN STOMACH A DRIVER being treated for suspected food poisoning was found to have 263 coins and 100 nails in his stomach. Maksud Khan had swallowed 15lb of objects that included glass, razor blades, stones and a 6in piece of rusted iron shackle. The 35-year-old is believed to have started swallowing coins and other objects after slipping into depression and had complained of abdominal pains for three months. He is now recovering in hospital in Madhya Pradesh, India, following an operation ‘in the nick of time’ after some of the nails had pierced his stomach and caused bleeding. Dr Priyank Sharma, who led the surgical team, said: ‘This man looks mentally unstable as no sane person would do something like this.’ Macron to bring in on-the-spot fines for wolf-whistling by DANIEL BINNS EMMANUEL MACRON wants to ban wolf-whistling in France. The French president intends to empower police to issue on-the-spot fines to men who greet women with a ‘sifflet du loup’. Shouting out sexual comments could also be punished as part of proposals to tackle harassment. ‘Many women have said that the first sexist violence they meet is in the street,’ Mr Macron said. ‘This is unacceptable. Women in the republic must not be afraid to use public spaces. This must be one of the priorities of the police.’ The president also pledged to unveil details in a few weeks of a to combat the negative influence of pornography and the time limit for prosecuting suspects accused of child rape will be extended. Mr Macron added that one woman was killed by their partner or expartner every three days in France, a figure he said ‘shamed’ the country. He was joined by wife Brigitte as he set out his plans in a speech in Paris on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Speech: Mr Macron with his wife 24-hour online support service for victims of sexual violence, harassment and discrimination. A campaign will be run in schools What’s your opinion? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. 28 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 IN BRIEF Clapton will lead Hyde Park show ERIC CLAPTON will head up Hyde Park’s British Summer Time series in July – nearly fifty years after first performing there. The musician, 72, will top the bill on July 8 while other dates will feature the likes of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Michael Bublé and Bruno Mars. It comes 48 years after he played to 120,000 fans at the park while he was in Blind Faith. He said: ‘I have happy memories of performing in Hyde Park. The whole atmosphere is very special.’ Hawking, planets and a megastar... STEPHEN HAWKING has replied to an enquiry from the lead singer of China’s biggest boy band about how to prepare for life beyond Earth. The physicist, who fears fossil fuel use will turn our world into a ‘ball of fire’ in 600 years, praised Wang Junkai for his ‘excellent question’ on social media site Weibo. He referred the TFBOYS star to a video he has made urging investors to back a mission to find habitable planets outside our solar system. Wang, 18, has 30million Weibo followers. KASABIAN HIGHER A REVIEW Kasabian Newcastle Metro Radio Arena HHHH by MARK LINDORES HAVING launched their sixth album, For Crying Out Loud, with a tour of intimate venues earlier this year, Kasabian spent their summer headlining festivals and touring Europe, readying for their triumphant homecoming to perform their arena-sized anthems in the environment for which they were penned. Two decades into a career which has seen them broaden their sonic palette from the derivative ‘lad-rock’ tag which was attached to them in their early days, the Leicester four-piece have since honed their sound, fusing hazy hedonism, terrace-style chants and clubby beats, settling into their own potent groove which is at its best within a live setting – as proved on the opening night of their UK tour in Newcastle on Friday. Seemingly intent to make good Axe man: Left, Sergio Pizzorno at Saturday night’s Kasabian concert in Glasgow PICTURES: PETER KAMINSKI/WENN on songwriter Sergio Pizzorno’s proclamation of wanting to ‘save guitar music from the abyss’ with this album, they arrived onstage dressed in matching customised white denim outfits, launching into blistering opener Ill Ray, Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 29 Well Cho-sen wit... edgy and fearless fun with Margaret AND FIRE which set the pace for the rest of the career-spanning set. Three songs in, the pints, items of clothing and bodies were hoisted skywards for an inspired Eez-Eh, before the one-two punch of Underdog and Shoot The Runner marked the first of many audience sing-alongs led by the fervent baiting of frontman Tom Meighan. Recent hit You’re In Love With A Psycho fit seamlessly into Kasabian’s canon of killer tracks which, when played in quick succession and enhanced by a brass section and a choir, reveal a band at the peak of their powers. Bringing the show to a close with a suitably explosive version of Fire, its chorus continued to reverberate from the hordes exiting, obviously keen to continue the party long into the night. Job done. M Leading the sing-alongs: , ARGARET CHO has some bold advice for the Harvey Weinsteins and Kevin Spaceys of this world. Either target someone worse looking than you... or use professionals. This, from a comedian who claims she was raped by her uncle when she was a child. She can be flippant about her own experience, she says, because she simply doesn’t care. If you don’t know Margaret Cho (pictured), think of her as like a Korean Joan Rivers: savage, selfdeprecating and fearless. She’s a big name in the US (she grew up in 1970s San Francisco, where her parents ran a book store that sold gay literature), is an LGBT and diversity campaigner and has a clutch of Emmy and Grammy nominations. The Hollywood sex scandals seem to have revitalised her, providing a jumping off point REVIEW Margaret Cho – Fresh Off The Bloat Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh HHHH by SHARON LOUGHER for troubles and misadventures of her own. Brace yourself for a romp through graphic and grubbily hilarious bisexual encounters and rock’n’roll stories of her drugaddled days that come injected with celebs and folly. It is all much more skilfully crafted and far edgier than you’d get from the likes of Amy Schumer. As her resurrection of her gripe with Tilda Swinton proves – the two had an email exchange over whitewashing in Hollywood after Swinton was cast in the movie Dr Strange, an exchange Swinton requested remain private – this is daring, considered comedy from someone who refuses to play the game… and the appetite for that couldn’t be greater. As they say in showbiz, it’s Cho time. Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 31 MUM’S NOT THE WORD Half of mothers ‘left fuming at comments from others about their children’ by EMMA ELSWORTHY TOP 30 ANNOYING PHRASES THE cult BBC sitcom Motherland wrings out cringe-worthy laughs from rivalries at the schoolgates. But it seems there is more than a kernel of truth in the battle between putupon mother Julia, played by Anna Maxwell Martin, and the ‘alpha mums’, led by Lucy Punch. In real life more than half of mothers have heard others make comments about their child that left them angry. The most likely to make the blood boil include, ‘he’s a bit of a handful’, ‘breast is best’, and ‘don’t you feel bad going back to work?’ While peers are largely to blame, more than a quarter say their motherin-law is also guilty of insults. Siobhan Freegard, founder of ChannelMum.com, which commissioned the poll of 2,000 mothers, said: ‘Words are a powerful weapon, and some of these phrases will seriously wound a mum’s self-esteem. ‘It’s bad enough hearing nasty comments aimed at yourself but when its your child being attacked, it’s a double hurt and can be devastating.’ Those obsessed with the development of other people’s children wind up four in ten mums – the same percentage who cannot bear it when 1. He’s a bit of a handful isn’t he? 2. I would never let my child eat sugar 3. My little one slept 12 hours last night 4. Breast is definitely best 5. You spoil your child 6. Don’t you feel bad going back to work? 7. I had all the cleaning and cooking done by 9am this morning 8. Giving a child an iPad is just lazy parenting 9. Oh, are they not walking yet? 10. I wouldn’t let my child watch that much TV 11. You look tired, are the kids playing up? 12. I wouldn’t dream of giving my child a dummy 13. Anything that starts with ‘when my child was their age...’ 14. I think he’s just playing you up because you’re his mum 15. My child will literally eat everything 16. Oh, are they not talking yet? Cult: The cast of Motherland, that includes Maxwell Martin (centre) and Punch (right ) mothers praise their own little angels. Half admitted to comparing their children with others and one in five have fallen out with a mother over something they have said. However, one in four have said something to wind up another mum. Ms Freegard said: ‘Think before you speak. Judging and speaking out loud is rarely wise. Better to take your own mum’s advice and don’t say a thing if you can’t say something nice.’ 17. Oh, is she not sitting up yet? 18. The teacher says my child is XX years ahead of his reading/writing age 19. Oh, didn’t your child get invited to their party? 20. I could never miss a school trip with my child 21. My child was dry at night well before the age of XX 22. My son wouldn’t struggle with those words in the book 23. My child always eats their fruit and vegetables without a fight 24. I can’t believe XX can count to 10 already 25. My child is already toilet trained 26. Well, he is very bright 27. You’re very brave parenting that way... 28. I couldn’t bring myself to buy a nativity costume, I’ll hand-make mine 29. I don’t hold my child like that 30. We always eat together as a family Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 33 This is wha he’s missing: erne McCan cuddles daughter unday, who was born earlier this month It’s doghouse to the shed... if Roo fancy a beer, Wayne WAYNE ROONEY is aiming to steer by ANDREI HARMSWORTH clear of nightlife temptation... by setting is sticking with Wayne because she up his own pub in a luxury shed. The former England footballer, 32, loves him. She wrote how the couple are was banned from boys’ nights out by ‘real’ people with ‘worries, troubles and wife Coleen after he was caught drink- obstacles in life’. She added: ‘Wayne doesn’t get pordriving in a woman’s car. Now he’s planning to create a hidea- trayed for the person he is in the press, way in an outbuilding at his new £10mil- he has always had a hard time. I’m not going to list his good qualities as a person lion mansion which is being built. The Everton striker, who admitted as I don’t think he deserves it at this time drink-driving in September, got the idea but one thing is that he is a brilliant dad. while carrying out community service He’s made silly and selfish mistakes, as part of his sentence at a Cheshire gar- some he’s learnt from, some obviously not. However, maybe that will change? den centre, where he told staff of ‘In life, you don’t know his bar dream. what’s going to happen. But A source said: ‘He wants the one thing I do know is very best one built in his that too much alcohol on grounds so he can install beer a night out is dangerous pumps, spirits optics, a and a lot of stupid misjukebox and a pool takes are made.’ table. His shed will She went on: ‘Do give him space to let I love Wayne? Yes I off steam. It will be do. If I didn’t then I like having his own wouldn’t be trying private boozer to to make it work. I entertain mates.’ want to try and Coleen, 31, posted Still an item: Coleen told why continue our mara Facebook mesriage and live as sage on Friday she’s sticking with Wayne REX a family.’ announcing that she Ferne tells acid attack ex: ‘You won’t see baby again’ FERNE McCANN has visited her former lover Arthur Collins in jail with their baby daughter to tell him: ‘This is the last time you will see either of us.’ The reality TV star says she told Collins, who has been convicted of a nightclub acid attack, that he had ‘ruined our lives’. McCann, who dumped Collins, 25, after the April 17 attack, took month-old Sunday to Belmarsh prison, south-east London, where he is awaiting sentence. The 27-year-old told the Sunday People: ‘I thought it was important that Arthur see Sunday and see exactly what his actions have led to him missing out on. It was difficult to take Sunday into that environment, but I felt I needed to confront him about a number of things, which I have now done.’ Expressing sympathy for the 12 victims of Collins’s attack, at the Mangle E8 club in Dalston, east London, the former The Only Way Is Essex star added: ‘I strongly feel for the innocent people hurt that night and I in no way condone violence as I have already made clear.’ Collins will be sentenced at Wood Green crown court next month. Behind bars: Arthur Collins MET POLICE 34 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Lord of the bucket list THE great-grandson of Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien has completed his late brother’s daring bucket list. Royd Tolkien was tasked with a list of 50 challenges by his younger brother Mike, who died from motor neurone disease in 2015. These included doing a bungee jump in a tutu, travelling to New Zealand dressed as Gandalf the wizard and taking Mike’s ashes to Machu Picchu in Peru. Royd, 48, who had a small role in the third The Lord Of The Rings films, told Hello! magazine: ‘Mike gave me an incredible gift that changed my perspective on everything.’ The tutu towers: Royd Tolkien completes a bungee jump for his brother, which he talks about in Hello! magazine Drone users to sit safety test in bid to make our skies safer Rise of the machines: New laws will stop drones flying too close to planes and also give police greater powers to stop rogue users PA DRONE users could be made to sit safety awareness tests under a shakeup of laws to make our skies safer. No-fly zones near airports and giving police greater powers to ground machines used in criminal activity are also under consideration. Under the draft Drone Bill, to be published in the spring, owners of devices weighing more than 250g will be required to sign a register. And the remote-controlled machines could be banned from flying above 400ft. The clampdown is designed to reduce ‘near-misses’ with planes. So far this year, 81 have been reported – up from 71 in 2016 and 29 in 2015, says pilots’ union Balpa. Its general secretary Brian Strutton by DAVID HUGHES welcomed the proposals but has warned a ‘serious collision remains a threat’. However, the new rules will also lay out how drones can be used to benefit society. Aviation minister Baroness Sugg said: ‘These new laws strike a balance, to allow the vast majority of drone users to continue flying safely and responsibly, while also paving the way for drone technology to revolutionise businesses and public services.’ What’s your opinion? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. Sixth time lucky for pensioner Penelope, 70 A PENSIONER has passed her driving test on the sixth attempt, aged 70. Penelope Rogers, from Bridlington, East Yorkshire, gave up 50 years ago after failing five times but restarted lessons two years ago after her husband died. She worked as a lollipop lady to pay for the tuition. Mrs Rogers said she fulfilled her ‘lifetime ambition’, adding: ‘It’s so different to when I first learned – there was nowhere near as much traffic.’ Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 35 Paramedics could write up prescriptions to free docs PARAMEDICS could be granted the power to prescribe medication in a bid to cut down on thousands of unnecessary hospital visits and ease the pressure on GPs. Plans to give certain paramedics who have undergone advanced training the ability to prescribe medicines independently were last mentioned two years ago. Now, the issue is again under consideration by the Commission on Human Medicines – the organisation advising by AIDAN RADNEDGE ministers – which is expected to find in favour of the changes. The plan would mean many more patients are treated on the spot, and could give GPs time to see other patients for up to half an hour instead of the usual ten-minute appointments. NHS chief executive Simon Stevens told The Sunday Telegraph: ‘Paramedics, clinical pharmacists and mental health therapists can help GPs offer longer appointments for their patients who most need them. ‘This is another practical example of how the NHS is going full speed ahead with new and better ways of looking after people.’ About two-thirds of 999 calls are said to involve conditions that need urgent attention but are not considered life-threatening. However, current legal restrictions mean patients are routinely referred to hospitals or forced to wait for a ‘I’ve hit rock bottom’: Paige Howitt sleeps near a freezer to have ready access to essential ice packs (inset) SWNS My leg pain ‘worse than giving birth’ A YOUNG woman sleeps next to a freezer due to an incurable condition that leaves her in constant pain. Paige Howitt, 23, was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in 2015 after an operation to realign her left kneecap damaged her nerves. The trade analyst of Great Barr, Birmingham, suffers pain worse than childbirth or limb amputation, according to the McGill index – a scale for measuring pain. She says the freezer keeps her cool at night and gives ready access to ice packs, which, with a pregnancy pillow wrapped around her leg, help her get just four hours sleep a night. Ms Howitt needs £25,000 for an oxygen chamber that has an ‘amazing’ effect for healing or she may have to have her leg amputated. ‘I suffer from depression and anxiety due to it, every day I want to give up knowing I’m out of options,’ she said, adding she has hit ‘rock bottom’. You can help by going to her page at justgiving.com GP visit before they can get medication. A pilot scheme in Lancashire found paramedics could deal with two thirds of home visits they were sent on, liaising with GPs about the rest, with just ten per cent taken to hospital. What’s your opinion? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. Throwing cig butt cost driver £1,200 A DRIVER has been ordered to pay £1,232 – for tossing a cigarette butt out of her car window. Tania Green, 41, of Plymouth, was seen lobbing the cigarette end from her vehicle at a roundabout in the city in May. She was served with an £80 fixed penalty notice for littering but failed to cough up the money. As a result she was prosecuted at magistrates’ court where she was fined £550 and ordered to pay costs of £682 costs in her absence. City councillor Dave Downie said: ‘The message is simple – take your rubbish home.’ 36 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Horses put down after car collision Convoy as Audi fan, 11, dies of asthma attack On parade: The fleet of Audis follows the hearse carrying George (below) TWO horses have been put down after a car hit them, throwing off their riders. A woman in her fifties and a teenage girl suffered minor injuries yesterday on their morning hack. The pair called the emergency services but a vet could not save the two animals. Police closed the road in Christmas Pie, Surrey, and the woman was taken to hospital as a precaution. Surrey Police said: ‘The two horses were sadly put down at the scene by a vet due to their injuries. The driver of the car was unharmed.’ PICTURES: SWNS A BOY of 11 who died of an asthma attack was honoured with a procession of his beloved Audi cars at his funeral. George Smith, who told mum Mel ‘I’m sorry’ before collapsing at home last month, had made owning one of the cars his life’s ambition. Family and friends arranged for a fleet of 50 to follow the hearse carrying his coffin to Boston Crematorium in Lincolnshire. Alison Ashton, who led the service, said George was a fun-loving boy who ‘wasn’t the fan of having a bath’. In a tribute read on behalf of dad Rob, 38, and Mel, 36, she added: ‘George would always come back dirtier than when he went out. ‘He liked playing out with friends and was always smiling on his bike.’ George, from Stickney, Lincolnshire, had battled severe asthma since he was a baby. He died in hospital after the attack, which his mum said came at the end of a ‘perfect day’ with his four sisters. Mayor’s bid to halt time being called on city pubs by AIDAN RADNEDGE A BID to save London’s disappearing pubs is being launched. Mayor Sadiq Khan is ordering councils to overhaul their plans to stop dozens of venues shutting down every year. Latest figures show 81 London pubs closed down last year, more than three per fortnight. The capital has lost 1,220 pubs since 2001, according to recent figures, down from 4,835 to 3,615. Problems include increases in rent and business rates as well as disputes over noise and anti-social behaviour by punters. The new plan seeks to shift the onus on developers over potential disruption. Builders will have to soundproof new homes to cope with noise from nearby pubs and music venues, says the mayor’s latest draft of the London plan, published today. London councils will also be urged to reject planning applications that would involve losing beer gardens, function rooms or pub landlord accommodation. Mr Khan said: ‘Pubs across the capital are often at the heart of our communities or of historic value and should be pro- Historic: This was Dr Johnson’s local tected by local authorities to protect the capital’s unique character. ‘Nothing defines the diverse and historic character of the capital better than the Great British Pub.’ Historic pubs that still survive include Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street – favoured by writer Samuel Johnson, – as well as the Spaniards Inn in Hampstead where Dick Turpin is said to have grown up and planned his hold-ups. Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 37 Schoolgirl ‘is 10th victim of sex pest’ A PERVERT who sexually assaults females before running away is believed to have struck for the tenth time. Police are investigating a string of offences against eight schoolgirls and two women in south-east London. The latest assault was on a 13-year-old in Eltham on Tuesday at 7.45am. The suspect is white, tall, about 50 years old and has light blond hair. Supt Lee Hill of Greenwich police said: ‘A number of victims have provided very similar descriptions of the attacker.’ The other victims are three girls aged 11, four girls aged 13 and two women aged 25 and 27. In each case the man runs away after the assault. Breaking Bad links to theft at golf clubs CRYSTAL meth dealers could be behind the theft of batteries from 40 golf buggies, police have said. Thieves cut out the batteries in a ‘well planned’ raid at Sene Valley Golf Club, in Folkestone, Kent, on November 13. The battery acid is used to mix with the pungent gas anhydrous ammonia in the process of making the highly addictive drug seen in the hit TV show Breaking Bad. Thames Valley Police has raised concern over similar thefts and urged clubs to be vigilant. It said: ‘In America and Canada, thefts of leadacid batteries have been linked to the manufacture of Class A drug crystal meth as large quantities of battery acid is used to make the stimulant.’ WEREWOOF? PURR-LEASE, I’M ALL CAT! MEET the freakishly furry cat that people think is a dog – because her whiskers never stop growing. Snookie, a three-year-old Persian, has lots of hair and thick nails due to a congenital defect called hypertrichosis, known as ‘werewolf’ syndrome. Owner Julie Duguay, 43, believes people get confused because Snookie’s features make her resemble a Shih Tzu. ‘Her hair grows excessively on her face and extremities and if I don’t groom her regularly it gets out of control,’ said the Ms Duguay from Sainte-Rosette, North Brunswick, Canada. ‘It’s very soft hair, like a normal Persian cat’s, except it grows and grows and grows.’ Ms Duguy said Snookie ‘gets a lot of attention and everybody thinks she is so pretty and cute’. But she added: ‘If we didn’t groom her she’d look like a werewolf.’ The condition – caused by an excess of hormones – has been seen in only a handful of cats. In people, it causes thick hair to grow all over the body. I’m alright meow: Snookie’s long whiskers and round face get her mistaken for a Shih Tzu SWNS Migrant gun battle rocks Calais streets Birds of a father! Pet ‘babysits’ tot A GUNFIGHT between UKbound asylum-seekers left five men wounded in Calais – hours before police opened fire on a car crammed with nine migrants. A row over fees owed to people-smugglers is believed to have triggered the shootout involving two groups of Afghans near a Roman Catholic welcome centre at 6pm on Saturday. After police locked down the area to investigate, the car full of Afghans and Iraqis rammed into a roadblock. A local official said: ‘The vehicle hit a riot police officer, injuring him in the knee, and this led to other officers opening fire.’ No one was injured by the police and the nine migrants were all arrested. Parrot fashion: Gobby imitates the father MERCURY A PARROT is rewriting the title of a popular sitcom to Birds Of A Father by trying to copy the man of the house. A mum of three claims their pet bird is jealous of her husband and wants to usurp him after she filmed the parrot imitating his voice while sternly telling off their 15-month-old son. Hayley Kirby-Bulner, from Weyhill, Hampshire, was ‘amazed’ after the parrot, Gobby, pointed his claw at toddler Leon and said ‘stop it’ and ‘no’. She said: ‘Leon had been crying for 45 minutes and nothing I was doing was calming him down. Then Gobby just started to say ‘stop it’ and whis- by BETHANY GLEAVE tling. Then Leon just stopped. I couldn’t believe it. I had been replaced by a parrot. My son had decided to listen to a bird and not his own mum.’ Gobby also encourages Leon, who has digestion problems, to eat all of his food by saying ‘good boy’, ‘yum’ and ‘thank you daddy’. But Gobby is silent when her husband Karsten, 43, is home and ‘can’t stand’ him and ‘just wants to be the only man in the house’. ‘When we let him out he goes straight for Karsten, he dive bombs him,’ she said. Telling off: Hayley with Leon 38 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 BUSINESS BRIEFING Debtors keeping partners in dark over their financial plight ONE in seven adults has hidden money problems from a partner. Feeling ashamed is the most common reason, cited by 51 per cent of people, followed by 46 per cent who fear their partner’s reaction, the relationship charity Relate has revealed. A third of those with secret Sterling’s silver lining for hotels debts felt their partner had a different approach to money. More than 4,700 people across Britain were surveyed for the report, In Too Deep: An Investigation Into Debt And Relationships, backed by Provident Financial. Relate said there is a ‘relentless cycle’ in which debt problems cause conflict, mistrust and relationship breakdowns. The report said one in six adults are in problem debt with one in five of these having a relationship breakdown where money problems were a factor. HOT DESKING? NOT AT THE OFFICE PARTY THE weakened pound is boosting the fortunes of UK hotels, a report shows. Visitors from abroad rose nine per cent to 2.5million in the first six months of the year. Sterling’s fall following the Brexit vote is also encouraging more Britons to holiday at home. As a result, the number of hotels going bust over the last 12 months fell 18 per cent, from 98 to 80, say accountants Moore Stephens. TOURIST RATES Australia (A$)................................ ......... 1.65 Canada (C$) .............................................1.61 Euro (€).................................................... 1.07 New Zealand (NZ$)................................1.80 Poland (zloty) ......................................... 4.15 Singapore ($) ...........................................1.67 South Africa (rand) .............................. 17.40 US ($).........................................................1.27 CHRISTMAS parties cost office workers an average £150 in new clothes, food and drink. But getting drunk is a major worry for four out of ten and a quarter have confessed to a festive canoodle, which one in three told a poll they regretted. Printerland.co.uk warned: ‘You’ll still have to work with colleagues after the party.’ Subscriptions snare unhappy customers BAD MORNING? Get the Metro app for puzzles, games, news and celeb gossip. Happy to help. Download for FREE CUSTOMERS are struggling to get out of subscriptions including gym memberships and TV packages, warns Citizens Advice. Some 586 users who complained to the charity were charged £160 on average during a period of just over three months for unwanted services. Nine out of ten customers were initially turned down when they tried by VICTORIA SHAW to cancel. ‘Subscriptions are very easy to sign up to but can be difficult for consumers to get out of,’ said Citizens Advice boss Gillian Guy. ‘We want to make sure consumers are aware of terms and conditions and companies act responsibly when customers want to end their serv- ices.’ Many customers told the charity they thought they had only signed up for a one-off payment before discovering money would be taken automatically every month. Companies often tried to stop them cancelling by asking for more notice or saying they had to do it through a specific route, such as phone or email. Escape Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 39 I BLAME THE PARENTS… Yo u id e Travel | Culture | Adventure u r u rban g On the road with mum and dad Page 43 » TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR » E ATA LY W O R L D I N N U M B E R S 50 The number of daily workshops available for visitors with La Campofilone Pasta School, including pasta-making, beekeeping and brewing. 500 The number of Bianchi tricycles that visitors can use to move around the park. The iconic brand started in a Milanese factory in 1885. 3 The number of Labrador retriever hunting dogs that roam Eataly World. 4 45 The number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the park. Superstar chefs Heinz Beck and Enrico Bartolini both have outposts here. The number of local restaurants, street-food kiosks, bars and cafés in Eataly, including a beach bar run by Fantini Club from the seaside city of Cervia. 40 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Escape Travel | Culture | Adventure Foodie dreams are made in Italy .Lead role:. .Bonnie the. .truffle hunter. .(left) and. .fishmongers. .offering up. .their wares. On show: One of many food stands to browse at E Eataly t l W World ld Heartland: Cafés and shops line the streets of Quadrilatero » Continued from: Page 39 be precise, a revolutionary and grandscale food-focused project that opened less than two weeks ago. Italian entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti, who launched the Eataly chain of high-end supermarkets in 2004, has taken his Whole Foods-style ethos a massive step further. This park aims to bring a transparent overview of Italian food production – from farm to fork – to the world. That translates to 20 acres of restaurants, food stalls and bars, as well as ‘farming factories’ – areas featuring different producers showcasing how they make their product from scratch, whether it’s coppa or cannoli – and five acres of outdoor space planted with olive groves, wheat, orchards and vegetable from, which is why they also have pens containing cows, sheep, rabbits and chickens – so little Luigi or, indeed, Laura, can make the connection between that big mooing thing and the delicious meat ragu that smothers their pasta (though none of these animals will be used for that purpose). There’s also a strong focus on sustainability – at least 70 per cent of the food produced on site will be used in the restaurants. But most excitingly of all, Farinetti described his ambitious venture as a ‘food Disneyland’, which piqued my interest no end. Would there be log flumes, where you sit in a giant rigatoni tube before splashing into a pool of passata? Or perhaps spinning nests of tagliatelle? Sadly, my hopes were dashed early on. Yes, there are ‘rides’, described in Italian as ‘carousels’, but they’re actually interactive multimedia pavilions (something got lost in translation there) all about man’s relationship with different food sources (£1.75 to explore). When I visit, the park – which looks like a slick cross between Ikea and an airport – is busy enough, mainly with local families and a handful of tourists. I meet 25-year-old Bolognese nurse Irene, who has come to see GETTING THERE Entrance to FICO Eataly World is free and regular shuttle buses (£6.20 return) will take you there from the city centre, eatalyworld.it and bologna welcome.com THREE QUINTESSENTIAL BOLOGNESE EXPERIENCES There’s a strong focus on sustainability – at least 70 per cent of the food produced on site will be used in the restaurants patches. You can eat anything from a Michelin-starred meal to a ham piadina, sample freshly brewed craft beer, take cooking classes and workshops – around £18 each – and stock up on those essentials (from a Bianchi bike to a Fiat-shaped Smeg fridge) in the shopping area. The overarching idea is to educate people about where their food comes View from the top Perfect porticos Jazzing it up The slog up the 498 steps at one of the city’s most iconic monuments, a 12th-century defence tower, is worth it for incredible views over Bologna’s terracotta rooftops. Entrance €5, tickets online at duetorribologna.com Bologna has nearly 25 miles of covered arched walkways, making it an all-weather destination. On Sundays, locals stroll from Piazza Maggiore to the hilltop church of San Luca under precisely 666 arches. Surely a coincidence… The best negronis in the city come with a side order of jazz at locals’ favourite Ruggine. Live music plays almost every night at this converted bicycle workshop near the pretty Piazza Santo Stefano. ruggine.bo.it ‘what the fuss is about. It’s making me hungry. It looks good, there’s a lot of variety’. I corner Hiroji, a 52-yearold research scientist from Tokyo, in one of the chocolate sections. A work colleague suggested he visit; so far he finds it ‘big and overwhelming’. Back in town, the €120million project has divided opinion. The Bolognese take their food traditions very seriously. The city has three nicknames: La Dotta, or The Learned One, because of its ancient university, dating from 1088; La Rossa, The Red One, for the colour of its terracotta buildings and its left-leaning politics; and La Grassa, The Fat One, for the region’s abundant meats, fresh pasta and wine. Cristina, the fortysomething owner of an artisan café in the Quadrilatero, the neighbourhood of the former medieval market, where cheesemongers rub shoulders with butchers and fishmongers, worries it will take business away from people like her and that it will send a message of inauthenticity to visitors. I don’t think she needs to fret. After visiting FICO, I spend several happy hours wandering the small streets around Via Drapperie, sniffing the scent of freshly made torta di riso cake in Atti’s bakery, and observing small, garrulous old women with big hair and bigger earrings haggling over their verdure at the Mercato delle Erbe. This, to me, is the real Italy, and FICO will never detract from that. Yes, go there to learn about pizza dough, but you shouldn’t miss the chance to poke fresh produce with the nonnas in the markets, flirt with mustachioed fruit sellers and generally keep it real. Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 41 Travel | Culture | Adventure Escape Swiss party pad on a health kick THE Riders Palace hotel in Laax, known for its wild parties, will reopen next month with a fresh lick of paint and a new ‘lifestyle’ policy. The 63-room spot has introduced yoga classes, Swiss-inspired vegan dishes and, because life is all about balance, a new alpine-chic nightclub. From £130 per night, ridershotel.com T he L HOT t s i L Yoga in Marrakech, a beehive cabin and two hip hotels compiled by LISA SCOTT Live like Princes in NZ’s Social experiment FOLLOWING its Singapore launch last summer, the youth-focused M Social group has opened a second outpost, this time on the waterfront of Princes Wharf in Auckland, New Zealand. Here, you’ll be greeted with a self-service check-in kiosk, sleep in Social Tribe interconnecting bedrooms and have access to the Social Lounge’s workstations, printers and stationery. From £205 per night, millenniumhotels.com Moroccan lluxe retreatt hosts French yoga guru IN February, Samuel Ganes of Parisian yoga studio Le Tigre will roll up his mat and head south to Marrakech’s opulent Es Saadi resort. Over four days he will lead a hatha flow, Ayurveda and detox retreat, which will focus heavily on meditation and how to purify emotions using breathing techniques. Guests can also experience a black salt scrub in the hotel’s hammam bath room. £705 full board, Feb 2-5, essaadi.com Honey, I’ve booked the holiday QUEEN bees will feel at home in the new hiveinspired cabin from Canopy & Stars. The three-floor Humble Bee spot sits deep in Devon’s woodland and boasts a honeycomb feature wall, an outdoor bath and a welcome hamper filled – of course – with honey and beeswax candles. From £360 for a three-night stay during January, canopyandstars.co.uk 42 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Escape Travel | Culture | Adventure Superb: What a is s your favourite on-theon the road moment? I was recently in Manchester to switch on the Christmas lights in Albert Square and guests at a wedding in the nearby town hall tweeted us asking if we could surprise the bride and groom with a song. We hotfooted it over the square – my guitarist walked in first and I followed, singing a romantic cover of Use Somebody by Kings Of Leon. They were so happy, the bride cried. What’s your favourite city? I love the people in Tokyo – they’re the kindest in the world. I also love the Meiji Shrine in Shibuya (meijijingu.or.jp). You write wishes on little pieces of paper and hang them on the prayer tree. My wish came true – I wished my single All About Tonight would do well there and it was No.1 for six weeks. I like to wander in the vintage clothes shops in Harajuku and get my nails done there. W When have you been most ffrightened while travelling? I was once on a family skiing holiday iin Puy-Saint-Vincent, a tiny resort in ssouth-eastern France, and we had to drive down a really icy road on a d ssteep cliff, which was scary anyway. My poor dad was driving but couldn’t M kkeep control of the car and we went ccareering towards the edge of the ccliff. Everyone was screaming but ssomething instinctive made me open my roadside car door and the shift in balance made the car swerve back onto the road. We were all so shaken. What have you taken from a hotel room? I did take a designer teaspoon once from a hotel in Dubai. It was my fiancé Oliver’s idea, honestly. And the strangest place you’ve spent the night? Years ago, my mum and dad rented a house in Paphos for our family holiday and, as soon as we turned up, it was a disaster. There were bugs everywhere and the bedsheets were filthy. We laughed it off but we were gone first thing, never to return. And the best place you’ve spent the night? Venice’s Hotel Danieli (rooms from £282, danielihotelvenice.com) is phenomenal – the views over the Venetian lagoon and the Bridge of Sighs are incredible. I also What has been stayed in Capri over your most summer at the Punta life-changing Tragara (open Aprilexperience while Oct, rooms from £327, travelling? hoteltragara.com), I went to Zambia with which is high above Comic Relief to film the sea with views of local women using .What a view: Venice’s. the Faraglioni rock donations to set up .Bridge of Sighs. formations. Views really businesses. It’s a big shock make a hotel for me. to see the poor conditions people live in and I’ve been more active for charities since, particularly Where are you going next? Comic Relief, who show where the I’m off to Val d’Isère with friends for money goes. a ski break, I’m going to Hong Kong to promote my single and over Christmas I’d like to rent a cottage in What’s the strangest meal the countryside with all of my family. you’ve had abroad? I ate in a restaurant in Budapest that Pixie Lott’s new single, sits right on the river but the steak we Won’t Forget You, is out now ordered was so incredible that we On the road with... PIXIE LOTT The singer-songwriter talks to Polly Humphris about eating questionable steak in Budapest and rooms with a view in Venice thought afterwards it could have been horsemeat because of the dense, meaty flavour and texture. I can’t deny how nice it was but I’d never order it again. Travel tips: The Meiji Shrine in Shibuya and, right, Val d’Isère Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 43 Travel | Culture | Adventure Escape Parental guidance when abroad ‘H EY Mister, you want ping-pong show?’ asked the tuk-tuk driver, turning to look at me as he careered through the streets of Bangkok. ‘No thank you,’ I responded hastily, hoping my travelling companion hadn’t heard his reference to the infamous red-light district shows. But my mother had. ‘What did he say, Nicholas? Does he want to play ping-pong?’ The recent story of David and Kat Woodruffe, the father and daughter British Airways pilots who flew for the final time together this month, got me thinking about my own travels with the folks. In decades gone by they took me on holiday but now it’s the opposite. And with multigenerational trips on the up, it seems I’m not the only one experiencing the unique challenges of travelling with mum and dad once again. Mama Boulos – the woman who has never seen the London Eye despite working in central London – is not a natural traveller. While certainly interested in the world, she feels little need to see these places for herself but through my work as a travel writer I’ve made it my mission to fill her passport. Together we’ve Family holidays are a whole new ball game when you’re a grown-up too, finds Nick Boulos got lost in the souks of Marrakech, sipped (diluted) opium with tribes in Rajasthan, watched hippos wallowing in mud pools in the Masai Mara (and done much the same thing ourselves in St Lucia) and ventured to the Arctic, where she excitedly mistook a rock for a polar bear. All wonderful adventures but not without a significant amount of babysitting required. By me. I’m not quite sure what happens the moment Mum leaves British soil but she ceases to be a fully functional adult and transforms into a toddler trapped in a sixtysomething’s body. Airports are particularly troublesome. She nearly boarded the wrong plane in Phuket and, after we got separated at immigration in San Francisco, was found wandering around the terminal. ‘It’s all so confusing,’ she said, flustered. At our fancy hotel in Barbados, staff In Paris, meanwhile, Papa Boulos was itching to get to the ChampsÉlysées. Not for the Arc de Triomphe but for the branch of C&A. Papa Boulos was itching to get to the ChampsÉlysées. Not for the Arc de Triomphe but for the branch of C&A Pipe and slippers: Marrakech can be an eye-opening with your parents GETTY would come round with refreshing treats. One day I returned to find an entire watermelon on Mum’s lap. ‘The lady gave it to me,’ she said, as though it was the most normal thing in the world. Instead of taking one piece, she assumed the policy was one watermelon per person. Travelling with my dad presents problems of a different kind. As a Cairo-born man, there’s only ever one place he wants to go. Egypt. ‘Why would I go to the Caribbean? We have beaches in Egypt,’ he protests. So I took him to Egypt. But not the Egypt he knew. In a treasured episode of father-and-son bonding we sailed down the Nile, and back in time, from Aswan to Luxor. Rendered silent by the ancient splendour before us, we strolled among temples of crumbling sphinxes and pink granite obelisks. Eventually the silence was broken. ‘I can’t believe this is my country,’ he said. ‘I feel so proud.’ And in that very moment, so did I. 44 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Escape Travel | Culture | Adventure An alienation horror that echoes Kafka Claire Allfree enjoys the quiet brilliance of a tale about paralysis and conformity The Alarming Palsy Of James Orr by Tom Lee Granta ####$ THIS slim, disorientating fable has faint echoes of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. James Orr wakes up one morning to discover half his face has collapsed, the consequence of an attack of Bell’s palsy. He is signed off work and forced to remain at home while his wife goes to work and his children to school. Unable to easily eat, sleep or do anything much at all, he finds himself spending more time roaming the woods near his house, one of 48 identical houses on a private estate, where his disfigured face badly frightens a passing jogger. When he calls his office to check in, someone new answers his phone. Tom Lee’s novel is Devastating: Lee based on his own experience of a drew on his own debilitating illness for the novel illness but Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury) ###$$ THIS 2017 winner of America’s National Book Award is a lyrical dispatch from that country’s race wars. Thirteen-year-old Jojo lives with his mum, younger sister and grandparents in Mississippi. His dad, who is white, is in prison, but on his release, his mum drags him and his sister up country to pick him up, via a stop-off at his dad’s drug-dealing lawyer. That road trip, told from alternating points of view, has elements of farce but also a beauty, thanks to the retina-burning quality of Ward’s sometimes excessively poetic prose. Ward is on less sure ground with a supernatural subplot, but in her depiction of black lives trapped in an ancient cycle of poverty, her novel throbs with an urgent realism. CA it also recalls another classic short story – John Cheever’s The Swimmer. Like the protagonist in that nightmarish fable, Orr discovers that normality itself has turned against him. He is thrown off the residents’ committee, who meet regularly to discuss installing CCTV in the streets, and becomes increasingly estranged from his wife and children. Following a football match during the estate’s annual summer party, Orr is convinced he has lost his young son. He spends hours looking for him in the woods, only to discover him safely tucked up in bed at home. It’s as though Orr is quietly being eliminated from his own life, yet at the same time, that life takes on an increasingly phantom-like quality, as though Orr is the only real thing in it. There is barely a memorable sentence in this novel but, rather like the flat-packed environment in which Orr lives, the cumulative impact of Lee’s mundane prose is devastating. This is a quietly brilliant novel that questions whether conformity itself is a form of illness. THE VERDICT A short, sharp shard of suburban noir easily gulped down in a single setting The Midnight Line by Lee Child (Bantam) ###$$ LEE Child doesn’t like to plan the plots of his Jack Reacher thrillers – as you can tell from this latest instalment, in which the outsize vigilante hitchhikes across the Midwest to find out why a female soldier pawned a ring commemorating her graduation from the same military academy he once went to. He doesn’t know her; why does he care? There’s no time to ask, as we’re rushed through an ever-murkier hunt for clues that leads from punch-ups with petty crooks to the bloodshed of post-9/11 Afghanistan. Addictive and ever so slightly silly, Child’s trademark staccato style delivers all-action excitement as well as a sombre message about the hypocrisy of the US war on drugs. ANTHONY CUMMINS Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 45 Travel | Culture | Adventure Cold front: Horatio travelled to the Bay of Bothnia (right) to smash some serious ice A voyage with the icebreakers Horatio Clare on his journey through the endlessly changing icebergs of Finland W ‘They tried with an AI,’ says Sampo, E are up at the top end of the Bay of Bothnia, ‘but it couldn’t handle it. Cracked up. that dead end of the The ice has too many variables.’ Baltic between Sweden Oh, the ice! In wind, its shatterings and Finland, just short clunk and click like pool balls. There are of the Arctic Circle. It is after midnight dozens of kinds, from nilas, the shining in the dead of winter. crystal skin that flexes under our wake, ‘Kemi-Tornio is a vortex of chaos,’ to shuga, conjoined boulders of sticky exults Sampo, our second mate. ‘Otso ice which can trap a ship moments after is over the event horizon but we are we break a path for her. being drawn in!’ There is green-layered pancake ice Kemi and Tornio are the northernmost and blue multi-year ice I have not seen ports of the bay. A black and brackish (it is melting, far to the north), and there sea in summer, tonight it is a frigid white is ice under snow and sun, a dazzling mosaic of giant ice floes, impassable to tableau of reflected solar radiation, a shipping. Otso is our mighty icebreaker, sky-melt of blinding light. Standing on Finnish government-owned and crucial sea ice, you can watch the planet’s to maintaining the winter trade cooling system, our global with the Baltic and the world. thermostat, steadily melting Sampo and his shipmates away. You can see and hear are an elite: they are highly climate change here. trained, well paid and Tonight is all about hugely skilled shipsmashing ice, however. handlers and engineers, Three icebreakers are a band of men – and two escorting two ships each, women – upon whom swapping northbound for Finland depends. Pyritic iron .Seafaring: Clare. south-going vessels, and ore, zinc, wind turbines and we have run into a knot coal are regular cargoes in the ships around a trapped ship. We plunge in we escort, fundamental to keeping and cut her free. We hover to see if she Finland’s lights on, Russia’s trade will stick again. We dash after our flowing and German factories supplied charges before they stick: no wonder with raw materials. the AI lost the plot. Ice moves. Broken Our captain, the sublimely goodchannels might remain open for hours humoured and humble Teemu Alstela, or seconds. Teemu does what the AI cannot. He perhaps the best manager I have watched at work, shares Sampo’s delight. sorts out the vortices of chaos. It was ‘Everything will go wrong!’ he a strange and marvellous way to learn laughs. ‘And then we will fix it.’ about the Finns, and their inspirational There are ten icebreakers covering ten country, 100 years old this winter. Happy ports, all of which have busy docking birthday, Finland! Long live your ice, schedules and constant streams of and long live your icebreakers. arriving and departing vessels. I ask how many artificial intelligences would Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North by be needed to coordinate them. Horatio Clare (Penguin) is out now Escape 46 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Puzzles METROSCOPE by Patrick Arundell CRYPTIC CROSSWORD Across 1. Asphyxiation is astounding (12) 7. To shock a writer of epistles, we hear (5) 8. Is present in one confused sound (5) 9. This helps to make revolutions easier (3) 10. Having foreknowledge of a change in net prices (9) 11. Used for shooting a character in “Henry V” (6) 12. Services for the great majority of people (6) 15. The last one is given to those who are passing (9) 17. The result of distillation in forest areas (3) 18. Minor player making addition to cricket score (5) 19. Give instruction to the retinue (5) 21. Do they stop the bedclothes from slipping? (5,7) QUICK CROSSWORD Down Across 1. Not navigational aids in the front of the ship! (3,9) 2. Lightly touch the water regulator (3) 3. One who says what he thinks (6) 4. Sovereign art (9) 5. A vein could be unaffected (5) 6. Fatal seizures produced by the executioner (12) 7. Volume that needs to be mapped out (5) 10. Increase the strain (9) 13. Material for sedentary occupation? (5) 14. Robert Harris embraces the girl (6) 16. Apprehend a concealed difficulty (5) 20. Luminous discharge that never goes full circle (3) 3. 9. 10. 11. 12. 15. 17. 19. 20. 22. 24. 25. 27. 29. 32. 34. 35. 37. 38. 39. Friday’s solutions Cryptic Across: 4 Fingers; 8 Exiles; 9 Atheist; 10 Volley; 11 Ring up; 12 Converge; 18 Duty call; 20 Chilli; 21 Castle; 22 Forests; 23 Clover; 24 In store. Down: 1 Service; 2 Willing; 3 Severe; 5 Interest; 6 Greens; 7 Rescue; 13 Radiator; 14 Captive; 15 Allegro; 16 Thrown; 17 Albeit; 19 Yearly. Down 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 13. 14. 16. 18. 21. 23. 26. 27. 28. 30. 31. 33. 36. In front (5) Breathe in (6) Pleasure craft (6) Copper alloy (5) Article (4) Eras (6) Absence (7) Still (3) Finger or toe (5) Bend forward (5) Fruit (5) Scope (5) Moose (3) Compel obedience to (7) Disguised (6) Put one’s feet up (4) Reasoned thought (5) Outcome (6) Coagulate (6) Garden flower (5) Quick Across: 5 Fury; 7 Microscope; 8 Wasp; 10 Jeer; 12 Pea; 13 Driver; 16 Cocoa; 18 Ban; 20 Asks; 21 Sell; 22 Elf; 24 Tiger; 25 Stools; 26 Gap; 27 Ally; 29 Saga; 33 Correction; 34 Here. Down: 1 His; 2 Brie; 3 Tsar; 4 Boy; 5 Few; 6 Riser; 9 Sprat; 10 Jacket; 11 Fib; 13 Darts; 14 Vase; 15 Energy; 17 Oslo; 19 Slope; 23 Fox; 25 Suave; 27 Amen; 28 Lute; 30 Ace; 31 Irk; 32 Hop. Metroku 2 7 1 6 3 5 9 8 4 5 3 9 4 8 2 6 1 7 8 6 4 7 1 9 5 2 3 7 2 8 5 6 3 1 4 9 9 5 6 8 4 1 7 3 2 Timorous (5) Principal (5) Priest’s garment (3) Messenger, envoy (6) Church recess (4) Plunder (7) Ornamented, decorative (5) Browned bread (5) Fabric or cloth (7) Army officer (5) Extravagant behaviour (7) Slight colouring (5) Male voice (5) Kneecap (7) Tempt (6) Each (5) Sales booth (5) Rips (5) Anaesthetic (5) Specks (4) Tyke (3) Moderate Easy 1 4 3 2 9 7 8 6 5 6 8 7 9 2 4 3 5 1 4 1 5 3 7 6 2 9 8 3 9 2 1 5 8 4 7 6 9 3 5 2 6 1 7 8 4 6 8 7 3 4 9 1 2 5 2 1 4 7 5 8 6 3 9 8 6 1 5 7 4 3 9 2 5 7 3 8 9 2 4 6 1 4 9 2 1 3 6 8 5 7 1 4 9 6 8 5 2 7 3 3 2 6 9 1 7 5 4 8 7 5 8 4 2 3 9 1 6 Challenging 1 8 3 5 9 7 2 6 4 5 2 4 6 3 8 7 1 9 9 6 7 1 2 4 5 3 8 3 9 6 2 7 1 4 8 5 4 1 5 3 8 9 6 7 2 8 7 2 4 5 6 1 9 3 7 4 9 8 1 2 3 5 6 2 3 1 9 6 5 8 4 7 6 5 8 7 4 3 9 2 1 METROKU MORE PUZZLES IN OUR TABLET AND PHONE EDITIONS Difficulty rating: Easy 2 8 6 2 9 3 6 8 9 6 6 7 6 4 3 8 2 7 9 6 If you buy into the idea of Hollywood as the thinking woman’s crumpet – steady, that’s a baking joke – then you’ll think you’ve died and landed in choux pastry heaven. 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Tonight Brian fires off an offensive tweet and it goes viral. Now, what does that remind you of? KEITH WATSON Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 47 Going Out The magic of real shopping Take the wheel: Edinburgh is especially good for children’s activities and toys Cyber Monday doesn’t have to be spent slumped on the sofa. Nicole Mowbray has one or two shopping suggestions London Birmingham The Seven Dials Loves Christmas pop-up is a series of free festive workshops in Covent Garden where you’ll be able to try your hand at bauble calligraphy, bespoke cracker rolling, fashion illustration, Christmas cocktails and traditional wreath-making. From now until Dec 9, register for tickets at sevendials.co.uk Not only is Brum home to the biggest outdoor Christmas market in the country – Victoria Square’s Frankfurt Christmas market – but Father Christmas is already in residence at the city’s Selfridges, aided by his chief elf (on certain days you can book to have breakfast with him). Today marks the start of the store’s ten-day shopping extravaganza, which offers fragrance bottle engraving, sneaker personalisation and much more. selfridges.com Edinburgh Festive floristry: Seven Dials pop-up There’s plenty going on in Edinburgh over the Yuletide period but head to East Princes Street Gardens if you want to get the little ones involved. With a Christmas tree maze, a Santa train and family-friendly rides including the race-a-rama, a carousel, a helter-skelter, an ice wall, a reindeer ride, crazy cars and a roller-coaster, there’s plenty of action. There’s also a children’s market full of gifts and toys. edinburghschristmas.com Cardiff If you’re after a Christmas market with a difference, try Cardiff’s offering, which is organised by Craft Folk. Featuring original handmade products including ceramics, jewellery, knitwear, leatherwork and homeware, this special market on St John Street, Working Street, Hills Street and the Hayes puts the fun back into shopping. cardiffchristmasmarket.com Manchester Manchester is famed for its markets but this year the city is going big on northern food. Try a Yorkshire pudding burrito at the Porky Pig stall in Exchange Square, or head to Elsie May’s Tea Room for a Rose Gold Shimmering Prosecco. visitmanchester.com 50 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Sport RU G B Y L E A G U E W O R L D C U P Rellieff for defi fiant Englland d by JUSTIN PALMER KEVIN BROWN insists justice was done as England clung on for a heartstopping 20-18 victory over Tonga that secured a first World Cup final appearance for 22 years. England were coasting at 20-0 but found themselves reeling as the Pacific Islanders, roared on by the vast majority of the 30,000 crowd in Auckland, ran in three converted tries in the last seven minutes. It might have been four had Andrew Fifita been able to hang on to the ball as he charged for the line with just seconds left of Saturday’s gripping semifinal but it came loose in Elliott Whitehead’s tackle and England breathed a huge sigh of relief. Tonga coach Kristian Woolf said he was baffled by referee Matt Cecchin’s Close call: Fifita fumbles a chance in the final seconds failure to refer the final call to the video referee after Fifita regathered the ball to touch down. Brown, however, had a clear view of the incident. ‘I think it was a clear-cut drop but obviously if that had been us, we’d have been wanting the same,’ he said. ‘Any chance you can get of having another tackle or a video referral, you’re going to call for that. ‘But I think it was a fair result. We were much the better side for the majority of the game.’ The 33-year-old Warrington standoff believes the memory of the epic match will live with him forever. ‘The ending to that game and the energy they got from the crowd was like nothing I’ve been involved in,’ he said. ‘It was 20-0 after 70 minutes and we were coasting. Then they just came at us like a massive wave of energy.’ England’s reward is a clash with holders Australia, who blitzed Fiji 54-6 in their own semi-final. Wayne Bennett’s team must do without hooker Josh Hodgson, who has been ruled out of Saturday’s final in Brisbane with a knee injury. ENGLAND’s campaign at the women’s World Cup was ended by a 52-4 semi-final hammering by New Zealand in Sydney. England conceded two tries in the first six minutes but hit back through TaraJane Stanley, who pounced on a kick from half-back Kirsty Moroney to score midway through the first half, and they trailed only 14-4 at the break. However, the Ferns ran in seven second-half tries to seal a place in the final against holders Australia, who beat Canada 58-6. In the clear: Ryan Hall and Brown (right) celebrate after England clung on PICTURE: PA W E E K E N D BY N U M B E R S 57 Length winning margin for Bristol De Mai and jockey Daryl Jacob in the Betfair Chase at Haydock, claiming a huge victory ahead of Cue Card. Nigel TwistonDavies’ mount will hope to take his form into the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day. Finals in St Gallen between Scotland and Sweden at the European Curling Championships. Eve Muirhead (pictured) led the Scottish women to a 6-3 win but the men’s final went the way of the Swedes, who prevailed 10-5. 11 Tries for England women’s rugby union side – including five for Jess Breach and an Abbie Dow hat-trick – as they crushed Canada 69-19 to seal a 3-0 series whitewash following 69-19 and 49-12 wins. 5 Minutes left when Olivia Merry scored from a penalty corner to end England’s hopes and send New Zealand into the Women’s World Hockey League Final decider. Lily Owsley had a goal ruled out for England, while Sophie Bray hit the crossbar. 8 Years since British women bobsledders had as good a result as unfunded pair Mica McNeill and Mica Moore, who were fifth at the World Cup event in Whistler, Canada. They are only able to compete after raising in excess of £30,000 through crowdfunding. 0.28 Seconds off World Cup gold for Britain’s four-man bob, piloted by Liam Deen, as they took the silver medal behind Russia’s Alexander Kasjanov in Whistler. 10 Point deficit with 68 seconds to go the Great Britain men’s basketball team made up to force overtime against Greece at the start of their World Cup qualifiers, only to go down 95-92 in Leicester. The campaign continues against Estonia in Tallinn today. 66-60 Win for an experimental England netball team, coached by Tracey Neville, to kick off their three-match series against Malawi. Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 51 RU G B Y U N I O N Bright start: Brown crosses for England’s early opening try PICTURE: GETTY AWARD FOR EDDIE England’s Eddie Jones has been named coach of the year in the World Rugby Awards, ahead of Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen. We won’t win Six Nations playing like this, says Ben by DAVE FILMER BEN YOUNGS says England will have to up their game for the Six Nations if they are to have a chance of retaining their crown. Saturday’s 48-14 rout of Samoa completed a clean sweep of autumn victories to extend Eddie Jones’ record since taking over as coach to 22 wins from 23 matches, but Youngs expects better. Despite a successful series that also saw Argentina and Australia beaten at Twickenham, the scrum-half fears England’s quest for an unprecedented third successive Six Nations triumph will fail unless they address their shortcomings. ‘We’re really pleased with the wins but know that what we’ve done over the last three weeks won’t be good enough to compete for the title,’ said the Leicester man. ‘We need to make sure we learn pretty quickly on those areas that have let us down. ‘The important thing is to see how quickly we evolve on the back of the lessons we’ve had during these three weeks. As a whole it’s been a successful autumn. We’ve made some huge gains in certain areas. ‘The Australia match was vital for us and Samoa was a little bit of a different T H E Y S A I D I T. . . ‘It’s been staggering to win [22 out of 23 Tests] from, for me, what was a shambles in the 2015 World Cup.’ Sir Clive Woodward, England’s 2003 World Cup-winning coach, is impressed with the job current boss Eddie Jones has done so far mindset because of the changes made to the team, but it was pleasing to see the depth of the squad.’ Seven tries were scored against Samoa, two by wing Elliot Daly, but it was a laboured performance against spirited opposition. Mike Brown raced over after 141 seconds to hint at an overwhelming victory, but the middle of a dour Test produced a pointless half-hour interlude before Henry Slade and Semesa Rokoduguni touched down in the closing moments. Youngs said: ‘We had the right intentions early on but you just have to control the ball a bit better and we managed to do that at the end of the game.’ SSport ort Shingler: i Now let’s beat Springboks i FLANKER Aaron Shingler accepts there will be pressure on Wales to beat South Africa in the final game of their autumn campaign next weekend. Wales followed up defeat to Australia and an ugly victory over Georgia with a home 33-18 loss to world champions New Zealand on Saturday. They have won their last two Cardiff clashes with the Springboks but Shingler (pictured) said: ‘It’s another tough game. And one we probably need to win to finish on a positive note, otherwise it is going to be a pretty disappointing autumn. ‘The big thing is to win next week. We have to keep playing rugby and keep defending as hard as we can, but there will be pressure on us to win.’ Scots hold the fort PETER HORNE said Scotland want to make Murrayfield ‘a fortress’ after their stunning 53-24 win over Australia, which followed a narrow loss to New Zealand. ‘It’s giving me goosebumps thinking about the last two games,’ said centre Horne. ‘We want to make it a fortress going into the Six Nations.’ 52 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Sport C R I C K E T F I R ST A S H E S T E ST Wood hopes to get Ashes chance MARK WOOD is hoping to prove his fitness and earn consideration for an Ashes call-up after being named in the England Lions team to face a Queensland XII. The Durham paceman (left) is stepping up his comeback from an ankle injury that saw him left out of the original squad and will play alongside two members of the current Ashes touring party in Tom Curran and wicketkeeper Ben Foakes. ‘I’ve been building it up out here and my action feels good,’ said Wood, who got through some work helping to prepare England for the first Test against Australia in the nets and has been assured the door to the Ashes squad is still ajar. ‘It’s just I’ve got no overs under my belt. So the more bowling training I can do in games the better. We’ve got this Queensland game and then we go to Perth. ‘If I can build it up and then impress in those Waca nets, then hopefully I can play some part in the series.’ 63 Years since England turned around an Ashes series Down Under after losing the first Test Day to forget: Bairstow walks off after being dismissed for 42 as Australia took control in Brisbane S P O RT I N B R I E F Low has the final say as Exeter see off Sarries RUGBY UNION MORAY LOW scored a late try as Exeter extended their lead over Saracens at the top of the Premiership with a thrilling 20-18 win over their rivals at Allianz Park. It ends a run of 19 successive league victories for Saracens at their north London home, as the hosts suffered a fourth straight defeat in all competitions for the first time since 2010. They had begun in impressive fashion with first-half tries from Alex Goode and Schalk Brits giving Sarries a 15-6 lead at half-time. An Ian Whitten try brought Exeter back into the contest after the break before replacement prop Low sealed a dramatic victory for the visitors seven minutes from time. Clincher: Low celebrates his late try Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 53 C R I C K E T F I R ST A S H E S T E ST BAIRSTOW ROW ADDS TO MISERY SCOREBOARD Overnight: Australia 328 (S P D Smith 141 no, S E Marsh 51). England 302 (J M Vince 83, D J Malan 56, M D Stoneman 53) and 33-2 ENGLAND SECOND INNINGS (CONT.) M D Stoneman c Smith b Lyon ....... 27 J E Root lbw b Hazlewood ................51 D J Malan c Smith b Lyon................... 4 M M Ali st Paine b Lyon....................40 J M Bairstow c Handscomb b Starc .42 C R Woakes c Smith b Starc............. 17 S C J Broad c Paine b Starc ............... 2 J T Ball c Handscomb b Cummins ..... 1 J M Anderson not out ......................... 0 Extras nb2............................................ 2 Total (71.4 overs) ............................. 195 Fall: 1-11 2-17 3-62 4-74 5-113 6-155 7-185 8-194 9-195 Bowling: Starc 16-1-51-3, Hazlewood 16-3-46-3, Cummins 12.4-4-23-1, Lyon 24-4-67-3, Smith 3-0-8-0 AUSTRALIA SECOND INNINGS C T Bancroft not out..........................51 D A Warner not out ..........................60 Extras lb2 nb1 ..................................... 3 Total 0 wkts (34 overs) .................. 114 Bowling: Anderson 8-2-17-0, Broad 7-2-14-0, M M Ali 4-0-23-0, Woakes 7-1-31-0, Ball 4-1-17-0, Root 4-1-10-0 Headbutt allegations come after batting collapse hands first Test to the Aussies home, unavailable for this tour while he waits to find out if he will be charged by police. Bairstow was one of three players who were also out in Bristol that night who were fined by the ECB last month and given formal written warnings for ‘unprofessional conduct – unrelated to the investigations into Ben Stokes and Alex Hales (who was with the all-rounder)’. On the field things were even worse after three encouraging days were thrown away by an all-toofamiliar batting collapse. Only Joe Root passed 50 as the tourists lost their last five wickets for 40 runs. Moeen Ali could count himself unlucky, though, to be on the wrong end of a tight stumping decision but he was not looking for excuses. ‘If I was bowling I’d want it out,’ he said. ‘It depends what angle you look from but I have to respect the umpire’s call. ‘I was more disappointed with the time I got out, with me and Jonny building a good partnership. If we’d carried on, it could have been 220 or (more). We’re very disappointed. ‘The first three days we played well. Today we let ourselves down with the bat. A few players got in and never really got the big score we needed.’ France claim tenth Davis Cup Dai: Wasps have luck of the Irish RUGBY UNION DIRECTOR of rugby Dai Young thought Wasps were fortunate winners as they came back from 10-0 down to edge London Irish 17-13. In the final 25 minutes, Josh Bassett, Ashley Johnson and Nizaam Carr all crossed for Wasps, with Jimmy Gopperth adding one conversion to secure an unconvincing victory. ‘We dodged a bullet as the game could have gone either way but we had just enough in the locker to get over the line,’ said Young. by DANIEL JONES PICTURE: PA ENGLAND’S miserable fourth day at the Gabba was compounded by news Jonny Bairstow may face disciplinary action after claims of a late-night altercation with Australia’s Cameron Bancroft. The tourists’ hope of a positive result in the first Test disintegrated in Brisbane as they were reduced to 195 all out in the second innings, leaving Australia a victory target of 170. David Warner (60no) and debutant opener Bancroft (51no) steered the hosts to 114 for none at the close, meaning victory will almost certainly have been wrapped up early this morning. Then reports emerged claiming Bairstow had headbutted Bancroft (right) in a bar in Perth four weeks ago.An ECB statement confirmed management staff have asked Bairstow about the alleged incident and will revisit the matter once this Test is over. The BBC’s Jonathan Agnew suggested the matter may have been blown out of proportion – tweeting yesterday he understood the pair were out drinking together, ‘their heads met’ and then they carried on drinking together afterwards. Nonetheless, it is the last thing England need at a time of heightened awareness of off-the-field behaviour, following Ben Stokes’ arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm during a fracas outside a Bristol nightclub in September. Stokes remains at 264 Tournaments on the European Tour for Australia’s Wade Ormsby (above) before his first title, at the Hong Kong Open yesterday. Race to Dubai victor Tommy Fleetwood finished sixth TENNIS FRANCE won their tenth Davis Cup when Lucas Pouille crushed Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 to give the hosts a 3-2 victory over Belgium in the final in Lille. Pouille was never threatened in the decider after David Goffin had given Belgium both their points with singles wins. France, who beat Britain in the last eight, had more strength in depth. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won a singles rubber, while Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert took Saturday’s doubles. Silver lining for Summerhayes SKIING GREAT Britain’s Katie Summerhayes launched her Freestyle Skiing World Cup Slopestyle campaign with a silver medal in Stubai, Austria. The 22-year-old fell on her first run but a clean run second time around earned her a score of 77.00 with the judges to claim second. SSport ort Starc warning of more chin music to come AUSTRALIAN fast bowler Mitchell Starc warned England’s tail to expect a barrage of short-pitched bowling as they progress through the series. The hosts were poised to take a 1-0 lead overnight after blowing away the tourists for just 195 in their second innings in Brisbane. England lost their final four wickets for ten runs and Starc (right), who finished with three wickets, said: ‘We got stuck into the tail pretty quickly. ‘The way our boys bowled at them in the last home Ashes, we used that as a blueprint. ‘They can expect more short stuff as the series goes on.’ 54 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Sport FORMULA ONE ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX PICTURE: REX Smoking hot: Bottas celebrates his Abu Dhabi win by performing some doughnuts Lewis says ‘no’ to fresh F1 logo LEWIS HAMILTON has criticised the new Formula One logo, which was launched after yesterday’s race. The redesign by Liberty Media, the sport’s new American owners, replaces the logo introduced by Bernie Ecclestone which has stood for 30 years. Liberty hopes it will help broaden F1’s appeal. ‘The old one was iconic and the new one isn’t,’ Hamilton said. ‘Imagine if Ferrari changed theirs?’ Mercedes boss Toto Wolff called the design ‘mind-blowing.’ Marina snooze cruise must end, insists Hamilton LEWIS HAMILTON has called for changes to Formula One’s seasonending fixture after a lacklustre conclusion to his world championship-winning campaign in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Hamilton finished behind his Mercedes team-mate and race winner Valtteri Bottas, while Sebastian Vettel completed the podium places, following a race which will not live long in the memory. Abu Dhabi has become the stage for Formula One’s season finale – and pays a premium to do so – and it is one played out against the backdrop of an exotic harbour and thousands of floodlights. But the 3.3-mile Yas Marina track is notable for its lack of action and aside from Daniel Ricciardo’s hydraulics failure and Carlos Sainz’s dodgy tyre following a pit-stop error by his Renault team, it was yet another race here to pass off withRESULTS Final positions (55 laps): 1 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1hr 34mins 14.063secs, 2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:34:17.962, 3 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:34:33.393, 4 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:34:59.449, 5 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:35:00.332, 6 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault 1:35:39.776, 7 Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1:35:46.125, 8 Esteban Ocon (Fra) Force India 1:35:52.974, 9 Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren at 1 Lap, 10 Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams at 1 Lap, 11 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas F1 at 1 Lap, 12 Stoffel Vandoorne (Bel) McLaren at 1 Lap, 13 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 at 1 Lap, 14 Pascal Wehrlein (Ger) Sauber-Ferrari at 1 Lap, by ADAM HAY-NICHOLLS out incident. Last year’s grand prix only came to life after Hamilton defied Mercedes’ team orders and backed up the pack in a fruitless bid to prevent Nico Rosberg from winning the championship. Hamilton hustled Bottas yesterday but the Finn’s lead rarely appeared in danger. ‘They have got to change this track,’ Hamilton, 32, said. ‘It’s just impossible to overtake.You have to have a 1.4-second advantage on the car in front. Valtteri and I have got the same car, and there’s not 1.4 seconds between us in ability. ‘You have the long straights where you can’t 15 Brendon Hartley (Nzl) Scuderia Toro Rosso at 1 Lap, 16 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Scuderia Toro Rosso at 1 Lap, 17 Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari at 1 Lap, 18 Lance Stroll (Can) Williams at 1 Lap Not classified: 19 Carlos Sainz (Spa) Renault 31 Laps completed, 20 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 20 Laps. FINAL 2017 STANDINGS Drivers 1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes.. 363pts 2 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari ..........317 3 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes ....... 305 4 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari........... 205 5 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull ..... 200 6 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull...... 168 7 Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India .......100 8 Esteban Ocon (Fra) Force India ........ 87 even get close enough to utilise them. If there is some way to enable us to remain closer, it is a track which will go up in the rankings, but I don’t know if they can change it. I know there’s money to do it. I have hope for Abu Dhabi to get better.’ Bottas (left), who surrendered his lead to Sebastian Vettel at the opening corner in Brazil a fortnight ago, made no such mistake in the desert as he blasted out of the blocks and fended off Hamilton. ‘A big congratulations to Valtteri because he did an amazing job to hold me off,’ Hamilton added. ‘I gave it everything. Valtteri did a great job this weekend and this year.’ 9 Carlos Sainz (Spa) Renault ................54 10 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault .......43 11 Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams..............43 12 Lance Stroll (Can) Williams ............. 40 13 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas F1 .......28 14 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1......19 15 Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren......17 16 Stoffel Vandoorne (Bel) McLaren.....13 17 Jolyon Palmer (Gbr) Renault............... 8 18 Pascal Wehrlein (Ger) Sauber-Ferrari . 5 19 Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Scuderia Toro Rosso .5 Manufacturers 1 Mercedes....................................... 668pts 2 Ferrari ..................................................522 3 Red Bull .............................................. 368 4 Force India .......................................... 187 5 Williams .................................................83 Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 55 FOOTBALL Conte comes fforward to hail hit-man Hazard HEADLINES FROM THE F O O T BA L L L E AG U E By Dave Filmer Shirty: Hazard (left) wriggles free from the close attention of Liverpool’s Ragnar Klavan ANTONIO CONTE believes Eden Hazard is thriving playing up front for champions Chelsea. The Belgium playmaker was again outstanding playing alongside striker Alvaro Morata in the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield. The hosts struggled to contain the 26-year-old, who often dropped into midfield to gain possession, and manager Conte feels his flexibility is bringing a new dimension to the side. ‘The start of this season was full of trouble with Eden because he had an injury with the national team and we started the season without him,’ the Chelsea manager said. ‘Now I think Eden is in really good form and I think that he likes to play as a striker. ‘There is a good link with Alvaro and for me also it’s a great opportunity to play with two different systems. Warburton refuses to cry over Forest’s frustrations MARK WARBURTON felt two key decisions cost Nottingham Forest as Cardiff maintained their hoodoo over the Reds with a 2-0 win at the City Ground. The Forest boss thought referee Peter Bankes missed a ‘clear foul’ in the buildup to Junior Hoilett’s opener and Bruno Manga got away with a ‘nailed-on’ handball in the box shortly before Danny Ward (pictured) conjured up a stunning second, as Neil Warnock’s men claimed a fourth straight victory at the City Ground. Warburton said: ‘You cannot cry about it. You move on. But we were frustrated by many things.’ ‘It was a fair result but in the end we deserved a little more’ ‘Against Qarabag we played 3-4-2-1 and here we started with a 3-5-2. It’s important we don’t lose our identity in both cases.’ For all Hazard’s brilliance, it was the impact of Conte’s substitutions late on that ensured a share of the spoils. Chelsea were heading for defeat, with their former forward Mohamed Salah putting Liverpool in front. The Blues, who started with a defensive midfield of N’Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko, began to change shape after Cesc Fabregas was introduced on 74 minutes. Pedro came on soon after and another substitute, Willian, claimed a precious equaliser five minutes from time. There was debate over whether the Brazilian’s long-range lobbed leveller was intended, but Conte felt it was the least his side deserved. He said: ‘It was a fair result but in the end we deserved a little more. I am happy because the impact of the substitutes was great. I want to create this atmosphere between us.’ (7.45pm unless stated) TODAY Sky Bet Championship QPR v Brentford .......................................... TV Sky Sports Football/Main Event TUESDAY Premier League Brighton v Crystal Palace............................... Leicester v Tottenham..................................... Watford v Man Utd.................................(8pm) West Brom v Newcastle........................(8pm) Sky Bet Championship Derby v Ipswich ................................................ Reading v Barnsley................................(8pm) Sky Bet League One Blackpool v Blackburn .................................... D OWN THE LINE PICTURE: EPA by NICK METCALFE THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES Sport 10 Minute delay at Norwich after one of the assistant referees picked up an injury. The fourth official filled in but then a replacement had to be found for him and Canaries fan David Thornhill, a qualified referee, stepped in from the stands for the last couple of minutes. The game finished 1-1 and Preston boss Alex Neil, the former Canaries manager, said the end of the match was ‘a bit of a farce’. League One Shrews lose home stand ‘Crazy’ to think about anyone else, says Klopp LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp was frustrated not to have held on for victory against Chelsea but refused to discuss whether such results were further fuelling the confidence of Premier League leaders Manchester City. Willian’s 85th-minute goal earned Chelsea a 1-1 draw at Anfield and Klopp said: ‘In our situation, and for all the other clubs, if we think Charlton v Peterborough................................ Women’s World Cup Qualifier England v Kazakhstan ....................(7.05pm) WEDNESDAY Premier League Arsenal v Huddersfield ................................... Bournemouth v Burnley ................................. Chelsea v Swansea.......................................... Everton v West Ham..............................(8pm) Man City v Southampton......................(8pm) Stoke v Liverpool....................................(8pm) Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Motherwell v Celtic .......................................... Rangers v Aberdeen........................................ FRIDAY Sky Bet Championship Cardiff v Norwich ............................................. Leeds v Aston Villa .......................................... Emirates FA Cup Second Round AFC Fylde v Wigan ............................(7.55pm) SATURDAY (3pm unless stated) Premier League Arsenal v Man Utd ...........................(5.30pm) Brighton v Liverpool........................................ Chelsea v Newcastle ..................... (12.30pm) Everton v Huddersfield ................................... Leicester v Burnley .......................................... Stoke v Swansea .............................................. Watford v Tottenham....................................... West Brom v Crystal Palace........................... Sky Bet Championship Bolton v Barnsley............................................. Brentford v Fulham.......................................... Bristol City v Middlesbrough..........(5.30pm) Derby v Burton Albion..................................... Ipswich v Nottm Forest................................... Millwall v Sheff Utd.......................................... about Manchester City we would be really crazy. I think it’s really important in life you have your own targets and the right targets, then you can be a happy person, a confident person. A confident person can reach a lot. ‘Man City – I have no idea and I’m not interested. I didn’t think a second after the game about Manchester City.’ Preston North End v QPR ............................... Sheff Wed v Hull ............................................... Sunderland v Reading..................................... Sky Bet League One Bristol Rovers v Rotherham........................... Southend v Oldham......................................... Emirates FA Cup Second Round Bradford v Plymouth....................................... Fleetwood Town v Hereford FC...................... Forest Green v Exeter...................................... Gillingham v Carlisle........................................ Milton Keynes Dons v Maidstone Utd .......... Notts County v Oxford City .......... (12.30pm) Port Vale v Yeovil ............................................. Shrewsbury v Morecambe.............................. Stevenage v Swindon...................................... Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Celtic v Motherwell .......................................... Hearts v Hamilton............................................ Partick v Hibernian .......................................... Ross County v Dundee.................................... St Johnstone v Kilmarnock............................. SUNDAY Premier League Bournemouth v Southampton........(1.30pm) Man City v West Ham ............................(4pm) Emirates FA Cup Second Round (2pm) AFC Wimbledon v Charlton ............................ Blackburn v Crewe........................................... Coventry v Boreham Wood ............................ Doncaster v Scunthorpe................................. Gateshead v Luton .......................................... Mansfield v Guiseley........................................ Newport County v Cambridge Utd................ Woking v Peterborough .................................. Wycombe v Leatherhead................................ Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Aberdeen v Rangers...................... (12.30pm) SHREWSBURY lost top spot after suffering their first home defeat of the season. Bradford, who move up to fourth, won 1-0 thanks to an own goal from defender Aristote Nsiala (right), who deflected Alex Gilliead’s cross into his own net. Wigan beat Rotherham to take over at the top. 500 Games as a manager for Keith Hill, who marked the milestone by steering Rochdale to a 2-0 win over Peterborough at Spotland League Two Wycombe win to go fifth WYCOMBE climbed into the play-off places with a 2-1 win over Yeovil, whose wretched away record continues. Eberechi Eze blasted Wycombe in front, with Joe Jacobson adding a second from the penalty spot six minutes later. Francois Zoko pulled one back just before half-time but Yeovil have now lost eight of their last ten away games. 56 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Sport F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG GUE PICTURE: GETTY Unsworth: It’s too early for relegation talk High-riser: Austin (second from right) nods in his first goal, and Southampton’s second, at St Mary’s DAVID UNSWORTH denied Everton are in a relegation battle despite seeing the Toffees hammered at Southampton. Everton have lost eight of their last 11 games in all competitions and the 4-1 defeat leaves them two points outside the bottom three. They have not improved since Unsworth took over from the sacked Ronald Koeman five weeks ago and now have the worst defensive record in the top flight ahead of games with West Ham and Huddersfield. Unsworth, though, feels talk of a fight for survival is premature. ‘I wouldn’t go that far so early,’ he said. ‘I think we are in a tough moment. We have a massive week ahead of us. ‘If you ask me that question next week I can give you a more honest view. If the players didn’t know they were in a tough situation, they must do now.’ Everton made to look right Charlies by inspired Saints Southampton 4 Tadic 18, Austin 52, 58, Davis 87 Everton 1 Dejected: Everton’s Aaron Lennon (left) and Jagielka contemplate another defeat Sigurdsson 45 by JUSTIN PALMER MANAGERLESS Everton suffered further misery as Charlie Austin’s brace for Southampton condemned them to defeat at St Mary’s. Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino finally handed Austin a chance from the start and he repaid the faith by converting two secondhalf headers, with a Steven Davis effort completing the scoring. Dusan Tadic had put the hosts ahead only for David Unsworth’s Everton, showing eight changes to 9 Goals in 12 previous Premier League games for Southampton before putting four past Everton yesterday the side humbled 5-1 by Atalanta in the Europa League on Thursday, to level in spectacular style through Gylfi Sigurdsson. Austin had not scored a league goal in open play in almost a year, since netting the winner against the Toffees at St Mary’s 364 days ago. But Pellegrino picked him ahead of Manolo Gabbiadini and Southampton finally found their form in front of goal. For Everton, Sigurdsson’s strike was a standalone mo- ment on another afternoon of anguish for caretaker boss Unsworth. The hosts led when Tadic beat Phil Jagielka to Ryan Bertrand’s cross and held off the England international, before guiding the ball home past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. The visitors levelled on the stroke of half-time as Sigurdsson bent a superb long-range effort over Fraser Forster, which hit the crossbar twice and also a post before going in. Southampton needed just seven second-half minutes to regain their advantage as Austin headed home Bertrand’s cross before repeating the feat six minutes later, arriving free in the Everton box to nod Tadic’s centre home. Davis completed the rout late on with an angled finish. Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 57 F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E SSport ort Mission i i iimpossible i ffor City i PEP GUARDIOLA relished seeing Manchester City cope with the adversity of coming from behind to beat Huddersfield, but insists it is ‘impossible’ for the runaway leaders to go through the Premier League season undefeated. Raheem Sterling claimed a lucky late winner as leaders City restored their eight-point advantage to make it 11 consecutive league wins. Sterling was the beneficiary as the ball rebounded off him into the net to break the resistance of the determined Terriers at the John Smith’s Stadium. Huddersfield led courtesy of a Nicolas Otamendi own goal just before the break but Sergio Aguero’s penalty levelled it after a foul on Sterling. The visitors dominated the second period but appeared to be running out of ideas when Sterling accepted a late gift. Town forward Rajiv van la Parra was Happy Pep: Guardiola is delighted with three points while Sterling (inset, right) celebrates his winner 11 Away victories in a row for City in all competitions – the first time that has ever been done by a top-flight English club Premier League Man City Man Utd Chelsea Arsenal Tottenham Liverpool Burnley Watford Brighton Southampton Huddersfield Leicester Bournemouth Newcastle Stoke Everton West Brom West Ham Swansea Crystal Palace THEY SAID IT... Results ‘Two clear penalties. Maybe Arsene will say that is [a] penalty.’ PICTURE: GETT GETTY Guardiola clearly hasn’t forgotten Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s claim earlier this month that Raheem Sterling ‘dives well’ P W D L F A Pts 13 12 1 0 42 8 37 13 9 2 2 28 6 29 13 8 2 3 24 11 26 13 8 1 4 23 16 25 13 7 3 3 21 10 24 13 6 5 2 25 18 23 13 6 4 3 12 10 22 13 6 3 4 22 21 21 13 4 4 5 13 14 16 13 4 4 5 13 15 16 13 4 3 6 9 19 15 13 3 5 5 17 19 14 13 4 2 7 11 14 14 13 4 2 7 11 17 14 13 3 4 6 16 26 13 13 3 3 7 13 28 12 13 2 5 6 10 19 11 13 2 4 7 12 26 10 13 2 3 8 7 15 9 13 2 2 9 8 25 8 Burnley ....................0 Crystal Palace ........2 Huddersfield ...........1 Liverpool .................1 Man Utd ...................1 Newcastle ...............0 Southampton .........4 Swansea ..................0 Tottenham ..............1 West Ham ...............1 Arsenal ................... 1 Stoke ....................... 1 Man City ................ 2 Chelsea ................... 1 Brighton ................ 0 Watford .................. 3 Everton ................... 1 Bournemouth ....... 0 West Brom ............. 1 Leicester ................. 1 PICTURE: MAN CITY VIA GETTY Kane wants Spurs to get on with it HARRY KANE feels Tottenham must start more quickly to snap out of their Wembley troubles against supposedly lesser teams. Spurs drew 1-1 with managerless West Brom on Saturday having already dropped points at home to Burnley and Swansea this season while only scraping wins over Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, although they did beat Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in Europe. West Brom, under caretaker boss Gary Megson, took an early lead thanks to Salomon Rondon (pictured) before Kane equalised with 16 minutes left. ‘We didn’t start well enough, we gave them a head-start at 1-0 ALAN PARDEW has held talks with West Brom about becoming their new manager. The 56-year-old has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Tony Pulis who was sacked last week. ‘I’ve had discussions with them,’ he said. ‘Obviously it is an attractive job so we’ll see where it goes. I think it is a good opportunity for a manager and if it is me, then it is me.’ and, knowing a team like West Brom, they are then going to drop off and make it difficult for us. That’s exactly what happened,’ said the striker. ‘We played much better in the second half but it wasn’t enough. It’s hard to say why there was a slow start but it’s something we are going to have to work on and try to change because these are games we have to be winning.’ Huddersfield 1 Otamendi (og) 45 Man City 2 Aguero (pen) 47, Sterling 84 by GAVIN BROWN sent off straight after the match following an altercation with Leroy Sane. Incredibly, it was the first time City had come from behind after trailing at half-time to win in the Premier League since 1995, and Guardiola clearly enjoyed it. ‘[There’s] more [satisfaction] than winning 4-0,’ said the Spaniard. ‘If you want to win the title you can not expect easy games, so we have to live these kinds of situations and we spoke at half-time how we are going to react in that situation. I’m so happy for the victory today. We need to win these kind of games in this way. Maybe that will convince us more that we are able to do that. ‘When you win sometimes, people are happy, very nice words. But that is not reality in the high level of sport. You have to suffer and in that last period last month we did not feel that.’ Guardiola, though, is adamant City will taste defeat at some point. ‘We are going to lose. That is going to happen – definitely. Today was so close. It’s going to happen. ‘When you play every few days, when you see the scheduling – December, January – we go to Donetsk in the Champions League. It’s impossible.’ Huddersfield boss David Wagner was pleased with his side’s display despite their defeat. ‘The performance was good today,’ the German said. 58 METRO Monday, November 27, 2017 Sport F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E NOT AG THE ASHES BAIRSTOW CLAIM ADDS TO PROBLEMS FOR ENGLAND Dyche furious as last-gasp Sanchez penalty Pages 52-53 » Fury: Dyche suffered at the hands of Arsenal again A ‘RAGING’ Sean Dyche could not contain his anger yesterday after watching Burnley beaten by a controversial Arsenal injury-time winner for the third consecutive occasion. Alexis Sanchez slotted home from the penalty spot in the 92nd minute at Turf Moor to give the Gunners a precious three points that moved them above Tottenham into fourth. Another Sanchez spot-kick settled matters at the Emirates in January in added time, with a Laurent Koscielny handball breaking Burnley hearts three months earlier. Yesterday it happened again. There was clear contact between James Burnley 0 Arsenal 1 Sanchez (pen) 90 by DANIEL JONES Tarkowski and Aaron Ramsey but it was far from a certain penalty, with question marks over the authenticity of the Welshman’s tumble. Dyche, whose side were superior for the first 45 minutes but only managed to strike a post through Johann Berg Gudmundsson, had no qualms about Ramsey’s conduct but suggesting it would not have been given at the other end of the pitch. ‘There is a lot of me inside that is raging a lot,’ he said. ‘It was highly unlikely it was not going to get given on a day like today, that’s all I will say. ‘It probably is a penalty but my point is we were never not going to get it given, I assure you. With those calls you have to be 100 per cent, which I assume the referee was. ‘I don’t know if anyone’s into stats but I’d be interested to see what someone has to say about that happening three times, home and away. ‘Three times involving referee moments. It’s a strange one but c’est la vie. We look forward to going there Monday, November 27, 2017 METRO 59 F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E AIN! and getting another one this season, making it four. That’d be brilliant.’ Arsene Wenger was adamant it was the correct decision, saying: ‘It looked from the outside like a clear penalty. I can understand if they are disappointed with it but from the outside it looked a penalty.’ ‘He (Ramsey) didn’t throw himself on the ground. He was pushed.’ IN BRIEF 4 Goals for Alexis Sanchez in his past five league matches against Burnley. He has only scored more against Sunderland (six) and Hull (seven) ■ RAINBOWS were everywhere in football and rugby this weekend as players, managers, clubs and officials backed the Rainbow Laces campaign against homophobia in sport. The initiative, by equality campaigners Stonewall, was backed at all levels of sport as rainbows were displayed on laces, flags, armband and stadiums – including the Wembley arch – as well as our sports pages today. breaks Burnley hearts ‘My point is we were never not going to get the penalty given’ Sport OZ-ILL BLOW FOR WENGER ARSENE WENGER revealed Arsenal had to make a late change when Mesut Ozil became unwell, sending him back and whisking Ainsley Maitland-Niles up the motorway for a place on the bench. Blame me for Palace equaliser, says Erik Spot of drama: Wenger and Sanchez celebrate at Turf Moor, while Ramsey goes down in stoppage time (inset) to win Arsenal their late penalty PICTURE: REUTERS STOKE’S Erik Pieters admits he was to blame for Crystal Palace’s equaliser in his side’s 2-1 defeat at Selhurst Park. Ruben LoftusCheek tapped in unchallenged at the back post after 56 minutes when Andros Townsend’s cross evaded Stoke’s entire defence. Holland defender Pieters (pictured) said: ‘We are a team and we win, draw and lose together, but the first goal was from my mistake and I am honest enough to acknowledge that.’ 1-1 Draw between Valencia and Barcelona last night. Jordi Alba’s strike cancelled out Rodrigo’s goal, after Lionel Messi’s over-the-line effort was not given. Both teams remain unbeaten Leroy: Swans playing with Fer-vour again HUDDERSFIELD 1-2 MAN CITY PEP: WE NEEDED TO SUFFER FOR ONCE Page 57 » Victory vital in crunch week, says Victor MANCHESTER United’s win over Brighton was not pretty but Victor Lindelof believes it was an important show of strength ahead of a big week for the Reds. Chris Hughton’s Seagulls threatened to cause an upset on their first visit to Old Trafford since 1993 but the hosts secured a 1-0 win after Ashley Young’s strike went in off Lewis Dunk. United were not at their best but Lindelof (pictured) knows victory was so important ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Watford and Saturday’s clash at Arsenal. ‘It was a tough game,’ he said. ‘We got the three points and that is the most important thing. We didn’t play our best but we got Happy Hornets have short-term vision MARCO SILVA is refusing to look too far ahead as he attempts to extend Watford’s fine start. The Hornets, who sit eighth after Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Newcastle, have a tough week in which they host Manchester United tomorrow and Tottenham on Saturday afternoon. Silva (left), linked with the vacancy at Everton, insists he can only consider one game at a time. The Watford boss said: ‘We are not thinking about the next two or three games, we are thinking about the next. It will be a tough game for us but we can play with confidence.’ the win and that shows strength.’ Lindelof’s crunching second-half tackle on Anthony Knockaert brought the biggest cheer before the goal. ‘I think it was a good challenge,’ the Swede added. ‘I just thought, “I have to win this ball,” and I did.’ ©Associated Newspapers Ltd, 2010. Metro® The mark METRO is a registered trade mark of Associated Newspapers Ltd. LEROY FER believes Swansea have regained their unity after ending a run of four straight league defeats. The Swans remain in the bottom three after a 0-0 draw at home to Bournemouth but Fer (pictured) was encouraged. ‘You could see in the performances that we weren’t playing to our ability,’ the midfielder said. ‘But we had a good week. We told ourselves to be a team again, like we were at the end of last season.’ More glory for Celtic CELTIC took the first step towards successive domestic trebles with a 2-0 League Cup final win over tenman Motherwell at Hampden Park. James Forrest netted the opener. Cedric Kipre was then sent off for fouling Scott Sinclair, with Moussa Dembele scoring from the spot.