FR EE Back Page » Monday, July 24, 2017 T HE WORL D’ S M O ST P O PU L AR SIMPLY THE BEST n SPIETH WINS OPEN n ENGLAND WIN WOMEN’S WORLD CUP n FROOME WINS TOUR HYHYH ‘We didn’t say we’d write off student debts’ Page28 11 »» Page PL U S CAN TRUMP PARDON ALL HIS FAMILY? HYHYHYHYH HYHYHYHYH YHYHYH THE GREAT GENDER PAY GAP REVOLT Pages 4-5 » REVEALED: DI’S ADVICE TO HER PRINCES Page 7 » n Corbyn denies ‘election promise’ n Tories accuse Labour of betrayal Third degree: Mr Corbyn is grilled on student debt by the BBC’s Andrew Marr PICTURE: REUTERS JEREMY CORBYN insisted yesterday that he never promised to write off all student debt – despite saying he would ‘deal with it’ during the General Election campaign. The Labour leader, shown by opinion polls to enjoy huge support among young people, told the BBC he was unaware of how much writing off loans would cost when he made his previous by DANIEL BINNS comments. He was accused by the Tories of ‘betraying’ graduates by backtracking. Jo Johnson, the universities minister, said: ‘Jeremy Corbyn and his top team made a welter Continued on Page 2 » SO WHO IS HIDDY SLEEPING WITH NOW? Page 13 » 2 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Corbyn misled student voters, claims minister » Continued from Page 1 Knotty issue: Mr Corbyn prepares to go on Marr show of outlandish election promises to young people that they are now shamelessly abandoning. Their policy platform for students is disintegrating before our eyes.’ Labour pledged to scrap tuition fees in its manifesto but never pledged to write off all existing student debt, which would cost an estimated £100billion. However, days before the vote, Mr Corbyn offered to help students who enrolled after the ceiling on fees was raised to £9,000 in 2012. He told NME: ‘I don’t see why those that had the misfortune to be at university during the £9,000 period should be burdened excessively compared to those that went before or those that come after. I will deal with it.’ Mr Corbyn told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr show yesterday: ‘I did not make a commitment we would write it off because I couldn’t at that stage. ‘I pointed out we had written the manifesto in a short space of time because there was a surprise election but that we would look at ways of reducing that debt burden, recognising that a lot of it is never going to be collected anyway. ‘We never said we would completely abolish it because we were unaware of the size of it at the time.’ The June 1 NME interview sparked an enthusiastic reaction. One Twitter user wrote: ‘Jeremy Corbyn has said he will write off every student debt. Say what you like about him you cannot argue with that!!’ What’s your opinion? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. David Davis favourite to take place of Theresa May DAVID DAVIS is the first choice of grassroots Tories to replace Theresa May in Downing Street, a poll of party members has found. The Brexit secretary is wanted by 21 per cent, followed by foreign secretary Boris Johnson on 17 per cent, according to the Grassroots choice: David Davis PA survey of 1,002 Conservatives. her to quit by Christmas, while But there was no 15 MPs have reportedly agreed commanding show of support to sign a letter of no for any potential candidate, confidence in Mrs May. despite increasing Mr Davis, 68, ran speculation about Mrs unsuccessfully for the May’s future. Tory leadership in 2001 And 71 per cent and 2005. said they were Brexit-supporting reluctant for her to backbencher Jacob stand down as Rees-Mogg was opposed to 22 per distant third on six cent wanting her to per cent, while five resign, according per cent favoured to yesterday’s chancellor Philip Observer. Out by Christmas? 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The budding photographer stopped to kiss the ultra-cool singing sensation – who has 9.5million followers on Instagram – as they browsed Couple drive off claims that they are ‘leading separate lives’ by ANDREI HARMSWORTH DAVID and Victoria Beckham cruise around Los Angeles together – amid claims they’re building wings at their new home that will allow them to live ‘separate lives’. The couple were spotted out and about in their plush £200,000 Bentley after Becks dashed back from a lads’ motorbike road trip to be with Posh. It appeared to throw doubt on rumours that they are ‘going through troubles’ and are redesigning the home near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire so they can avoid each other. A source told the Mail on Sunday that the £5million property – a conversion of three barns – is so big that if the pair are ‘driving each other mad they can retreat into these wings like they are living in separate houses’. David was said to have chosen the house because it is close to the luxury resort Soho Farmhouse – meaning he can ‘escape for a party whenever he fancies it’. The couple’s increasingly varied schedules – including fashion designer Victoria’s endless business travels and David’s regular lads’ holidays – are also said to have put their 18-year marriage under strain. But a friend of Victoria’s last night told Metro the claims were ‘nonsense’. Speaking about the design of the family’s new home, the pal said: ‘There’s a kids’ wing and grown-ups’ at department store Barneys. The two 18-year-olds have regularly been spotted together in recent weeks. New Yorker Beer first found fame in 2012 when Beckham’s friend Justin Bieber tweeted a link to a video of her performing the Etta James hit At Last. Bentley it like Beckhams: The couple cruise through streets of Los Angeles in £200,000 luxury car PICTURE: THE MEGA AGENCY wing. The rest of it is nonsense.’ Meanwhile, ex-England captain David posted eyebrow-raising footage of his latest escape over the weekend – an American bike jaunt with pal Derek White. The 42-year-old – who has four children with Victoria, 43 – shocked fans with images of his antics, including taking what appear to be selfies while riding around clifftop bends into oncoming traffic. One wrote: ‘Be Careful!’ Other pictures from the football star’s great escape show him drinking round a camp table and taking a dip in a secluded lake. HARPER BECKHAM, six, gazes at Spice Girls dolls in a picture posted online by mum Victoria, 43. The ex Posh Spice wrote: ‘When you find out Mummy was a pop star!’ 4 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Charlie’s parents hurt by backlash from web trolls CHARLIE GARD’S parents say they have been hit by a backlash after Great Ormond Street Hospital condemned abuse of its staff by their supporters. Connie Yates and Chris Gard said they had been hurt by criticism from web users who accuse them of enjoying the limelight during their legal battle over their gravely ill baby’s treatment. Ms Yates said: ‘We are extremely upset by the backlash... we do not and have not ever condoned any threatening or abusive remarks towards any staff member at GOSH. We too have suffered from the most hurtful comments from the public and GOSH is aware of this too. We would have appreciated it if when they put out their statement they had asked the public not to say anything hurtful to us.’ The hospital said on Saturday that it had contacted police over death threats made to staff. Chris and Connie, from Bedfont in west London, want to take Charlie for experimental therapy in the US but GOSH believes it is in his best interests to allow him to die. The case returns to the High Court today. Treatment battle: Connie and Chris Boss vows to close the pay gap as BBC women stage a rebellion by AIDAN RADNEDGE THE BBC’s director-general last night promised action to close the gender pay gap amid a mounting rebellion by female presenters and reporters. Lord Hall declared he wanted the corporation to be one of the ‘best performers’ on equal pay, after last week’s revelations that male TV and radio stars are paid far more than women. He was responding to an open letter of protest signed by 40 women at the BBC, including Clare Balding, Fiona Bruce and Emily Maitlis, demanding better pay – and a meeting with him. Lord Hall said: ‘I understand and respect why this is so important to you. ‘We have taken some significant steps forward but we do need to go further and faster. ‘There will be wider consultation meetings over the next two months so we can accelerate further change in the autumn.’ He added: ‘When figures are METROTalk: Pages 14-15 » published next year I am confident they will look very different.’ The women’s open letter, in The Sunday Telegraph, demanded action ‘so that future generations of women do not face this kind of discrimination’. Official figures last Wednesday revealed for the first time how only onethird of the BBC’s best-paid TV ‘talent’ were women – with only two in the top ten rankings. Top earner Chris Evans, on up to £2.25million last year, earned more than four times the best-paid female star, Strictly Come Dancing co-presenter Claudia Winkleman, who was in the £450,000-£499,999 bracket. The only other woman in the top ten was The One Show co-host Alex Jones, on between £400,000 and £449,999. She was among the women signing the letter, alongside Wimbledon presenter Sue Barker, Today programme journal- Steps: BBC chief Lord Hall SPLASH NEWS ists Mishal Husain and Sarah Montague, Breakfast host Louise Minchin and newsreader Angela Rippon. Radio presenter Jane Garvey, who coordinated the letter, told Radio 5 Live yesterday that there had been others who supported the letter but did not feel able to put their names to it. The writers said they were also concerned about lower-paid staff such as producers, engineers and assistants. Meanwhile, Andrew Marr, on the list as earning up to £499,999, told his Sunday morning BBC One show: ‘If I had been born Audrey Marr rather than Andrew Marr, I would have been out ten years ago. There’s a real lack of older women on the screen.’ Rival broadcasters are reported to be planning swoops on presenters such as Maitlis, who was on below £150,000 and is currently out of contract. Demanding action: Alex Jones, Emma Barnett and Clare Balding REX/PA Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 5 The pay details released in the annual report showed what many of us have suspected for many years... that women at the BBC are being paid less than men for the same work. Compared to many women and men, we are very well compensated and fortunate. However, this is an age of equality and the BBC is an organisation that prides itself on its values. You have said that you will ‘sort’ the gender pay gap by 2020, but the BBC has known about the pay disparity for years. We all want to go on the record to call upon you to act now. Beyond the list, there are so many other areas including production, engineering and support services and global, regional and local media where a pay gap has languished for too long. This is an opportunity for those of us with strong and loud voices to use them on behalf of all, and for an organisation that had to be pushed into transparency to do the right thing. We would be willing to meet you to discuss ways in which you can correct this disparity, so that future generations of women do not face this kind of discrimination. Yours sincerely, CHRIS Evans’s £2.2million pay packet is 100 times more than the salaries given to 400 low-paid BBC workers, it has been revealed. Broadcasting union Bectu claim 400 staff are paid less than £20,000 – with some earning under £16,000. The admission came in an email from a BBC representative after the report listed all the TV and radio stars on at least £150,000-a-year. Radio 2 presenter Evans topped the list, earning between £2.2million and £2.25million last year. Bectu general secretary Gerry Morrissey said: ‘The BBC is getting Less DaLy Thursday, July 20, 2017 Aasmah Mir, Katya Adler, Anita Anand, Wendy Austin, Samira Ahmed, Clare Balding, Emma Barnett, Zeinab Badawi, Sue Barker, Fiona Bruce, Rachel Burden, Annabel Croft, Martine Croxall, Victoria Derbyshire, Katie Derham, Lyse Doucet, Jane Garvey, Joanna Gosling, Fi Glover, Carrie Gracie, Orla Guerin, Karin Giannone, Mishal Husain, Lucy Hockings, Geeta GuruMurthy, Alex Jones, Kirsty Lang, Gabby Logan, Martha Kearney, Carolyn Quinn, Kasia Madera, Katty Kay, Emily Maitlis, Louise Minchin, Sarah Montague, Jenni Murray, Annita McVeigh, Elaine Paige, Sally Nugent, Angela Rippon, Ritula Shah, Sarah Smith, Kate Silverton, Charlotte Smith, Kirsty Wark. THE BBC PAY FILES Evans salary is 100 times higher than low earners E CHRIS WILLIAMSON/ GETTY IMAGES Dear Tony, FR E Earning less than £150,000: Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis who signed the letter lary gap: Today’s shal Husain REX Fighting discrimination: Fiona Bruce GETTY The worl d’s m o sT p o pu pap e r Claudia pockts £100k mor tan Tss (but tr’s a rason wy) Page 5 » EVANS: MY £2.2M? YES, IT IS UNFAIR Star ops rport will lad to closing of salary gndr gap ‘King’s ransom’: Chris Evans leaves Broadcasting House. yesterday PICTURE: REX CHRIS EVANS has admitted BBC stars’ pay is ‘not fair’ after he emerged as the corporation’s top earner – taking home at least £2.2million. The Radio 2 DJ and former Top Gear host topped the list of 96 employees revealed to be earning £150,000 or more last year, almost two thirds of whom were men. After his breakfast show yesterday, Evans agreed it was not fair some BBC production staff were by DANIEL BINNS paid less than £16,000 while he got a ‘king’s ransom’. He said it was right the list was made public, telling reporters: ‘We are the ultimate public company.’ Evans also hoped the list would begin to ‘redress’ the gender pay gap at the corporation. Match of the Day host Gary Lineker was the second highest paid with just under £1.8million. Sharing a joke The bbc PAY FILeS Second place: Match of the Day host Gary Lineker PICTURE: REX Continud on Page 2 » Top earner: How Metro reported news £4billion of licence fee-payers’ money and should commit to a liveable wage – we think £20,000 is not extortionate.’ The BBC said the gap between director-general Tony Hall’s £450,000-a-year earnings and those of the average employee has fallen every year for six years. ‘We’re committed to supporting the lowest earners. We’ve cut our pay bill for talent and senior managers, we’re consulting on changes which include raising the lowest salary by more than £3,000,’ it said. The lowest-paid include runners and production assistants. 6 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Mass protests as Poland approves justice reforms Fears: Candlelit vigils were held across Poland over the weekend GETTY POLAND’S ruling party has defied protests from its allies, including the EU and US, and approved an overhaul of its supreme court that removes all judges except those picked by the government. There were mass demonstrations across the country after the move on Saturday by the right-wing Law and Justice party, which critics say will undermine judicial independence. On Wednesday, the EU gave Poland a week to shelve the reforms, which Brussels says would put courts under direct government control, or risk sanctions. European Council president and former Polish premier Donald Tusk said: ‘The strategic direction toward the West that we had chosen is being reversed.’ The US state department also expressed its concerns, saying: ‘We urge all sides to ensure that any judicial reform does not violate Poland’s constitution.’ Law and Justice said the criticisms were ‘premature’ as the ‘legislative process is still under way’. BEG YOUR PARDON? Trump says he has ‘complete power’ as he slams election meddling ‘leaks’ by DARLENE SUPERVILLE DONALD TRUMP has said he has ‘complete power’ to issue pardons as he blasted investigations into Russian interference in the US election. Amid a flurry of ten tweets, the president wrote: ‘While all agree the US president has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us. FAKE NEWS.’ The White House has been hit by a series of investigations into Russian meddling in last year’s election and possible ties to Russia. Now the Wash- On the attack: Donald Trump. blasted opponents in tweets. REUTERS. DONALD TRUMP’S new communications adviser has joked that he’s apologised ‘50 times’ to his new boss for calling him a ‘hack politician’ in a 2015 TV interview. Anthony Scaramucci, who has praised Hillary Clinton in the past, has owned up to deleting old messages from his Twitter account that conflict with the president’s policies. ‘Past views evolved and shouldn’t be a distraction,’ the Wall Street financier tweeted. ington Post has reported Mr Trump has inquired about his authority to pardon aides, relatives or even himself in connection with the investigations. But one of the president’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow, said his team is not looking into the question of whether or not he can pardon himself. He said: ‘We’re not researching it because it’s not an issue. There’s nothing to pardon.’ Mr Trump launched his Twitter tirade after claiming people had asked why ‘crimes’ by opponent Hillary Clinton and former FBI director James Comey were not being investigated. His eldest son, Donald Jr, is in the middle of a media storm after meeting a Russian lawyer last year to get some ‘dirt’ on Mrs Clinton. Next week Donald Jr, Mr Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort will appear before Senate committees investigating Russian meddling. Mr Trump tweeted that Donald Jr gave e-mails about the meeting to the authorities ‘whereas Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted (and acid washed) her 33,000 e-mails’ – a reference to an FBI investigation Mrs Clinton faced when she was secretary of state. Cordelia Lynch: Page 11 » Terror teen: Wenzel ‘was a sniper’ Daesh teen ‘had baby boy with her when caught’ A GERMAN teenager captured fighting for Daesh in Iraq had a baby with her when she was discovered in militant-filled tunnels in war-torn Mosul. Sixteen-year-old Linda Wenzel is thought to be the mother of the malnourished boy. Germany confirmed the girl arrested by Iraqi special forces earlier this month is Wenzel. She left her home near Dresden on July 1 last year after being radicalised online. The teenager flew to Istanbul before moving to Mosul where she has been fighting alongside Daesh, reportedly as a sniper. She now faces possible trial in Iraq or deportation to Germany, according to German prosecutor Lorenz Haase. He said: ‘She might be expelled or, because she is a minor missing in Germany, she could be handed over.’ Wenzel surrendered two weeks ago as Iraqi forces and Daesh battled for control of Mosul. About 20 women are thought to be among those arrested. Unicef said that children in shock, abandoned and alone, were continuing to be found hiding in the ruins of the city. Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 7 Just don’t get caught! Diana loved pranks and encouraged her boys to be naughty, princes reveal by DANIEL BINNS Proud mum: A photo taken by William of his mother and baby brother on the Royal Yacht Britannia. Inset, with both her sons in 1992 PRINCESS Diana loved to play pranks on her children and told them they could be as naughty as they liked – the trick was not to get caught, her sons have revealed. William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry spoke out for an ITV documentary, due to be broadcast at 9pm tonight to mark the approaching 20th anniversary of their mother’s death. Harry, who has plenty of examples of his ‘naughty’ behaviour, including in 2005 wearing a Nazi outfit to a fancy dress party and reports that he took drugs as a teenager, said his mother was a ‘total kid through and through’. He told the makers of Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy: ‘One of PA/DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE AND PRINCE HARRY ‘All I do remember is regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was. Looking back on it now it’s incredibly hard’ her mottos to me was, you know, “You can be as naughty as you want, just don’t get caught.” ‘She was one of the naughtiest parents. She would come and watch us play football and smuggle sweets into our socks.’ Meanwhile, the duke said he would never forget another prank involving a trio of supermodels. He revealed: ‘She organised when I came home from school to have Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell waiting at the top of the stairs, I was probably a 12- or 13year-old boy who had posters of them on his wall. ‘I went bright red, and didn’t know quite what to say and sort of fumbled and I think pretty much fell down the stairs on the way up. I was completely and utterly awestruck. ‘That was a very funny memory.’ The pair also recalled sadder moments, including their final brief phone call just hours before Diana died in Paris while they were in Scotland. William said: ‘Harry and I were in a desperate rush to say goodbye, you know “see you later”… if I’d known now obviously what was going to hap- pen, I wouldn’t have been so blasé about it and everything else. But that phone call sticks in my mind, quite heavily.’ Harry described taking his turn to chat to his mother after his brother: ‘All I do remember is probably regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was. ‘Looking back on it now it’s incredibly hard, I’ll have to sort of deal with that for the rest of my life.’ High jinks: The young princes in borrowed police uniforms DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE AND PRINCE HARRY Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 9 Shamed... naked Brit pair led away after Thai romp by AIDAN RADNEDGE TWO British tourists were marched naked along a Thai beach and arrested after being caught allegedly having sex in the sea. The randy couple were spotted together in the water in front of beachgoers at 2.30am yesterday in Pattaya. Onlookers sitting just yards away reported to police the pair were having sex. Officers arrived and forced them to get out of the sea. Footage shows the drunk couple stumbling along the sand and falling back into the ocean as two unimpressed officers with torches look on. The woman, wearing just a bra, and the man were then made to get dressed and pack away their beach hammock. She tried to protest, saying: ‘We’re not going to the police station, we’re Beachgoers reported the couple to police, who forced them to get out of the sea going this way, yeah.’ But officers walked them the 300 yards to Pattaya police station where they were charged with public indecency and each fined 500 Thai baht (£11.50). The couple told officers they had not been having sex. The man – later named as Liam Darren Whitbread, 26, from London – and the woman were released after they had apologised and sobered up. Lt Col Sombat Kaewmuang said: ‘Police received a report that one male and one female tourist were naked together on Pattaya beach. The reports were they were having sex. ‘Both Thai and foreign tourists had gathered around them. Police checked and both the man and woman were intoxicated. They walked naked out of Recovery: Bridegroom Tarek Naggar Groom shot in chest by muggers in Philippines Hung out to dry: The man, named as Liam Darren Whitbread, and the woman are marched along beach by police the sea and staff made them wear clothes. ‘Reports were that they were having sex but they both denied this and it is not possible to prove it.’ ‘They were both naked in the sea playing together and they were guilty of breaking Thailand’s law on indecent conduct in public, obscenity and drunken behaviour. ‘They were both British. They were detained and interrogated and both were fined. They have apologised.’ What’s your opinion? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. High jinks: The playful couple frolic in the waves. They were later fined VIRAL PRESS A BRITON was seriously ill in hospital last night after being shot on a Philippine island just days before his wedding. Tarek Naggar, 44, had surgery and was in intensive care after being hit in the chest during a robbery on Cebu. Mr Naggar, from Milngavie in East Dunbartonshire, was gunned down outside a store in the capital, Cebu City, on Thursday while with his fiancée Angie and best man Chris McLaughlin. Three men on a scooter were said to have pulled up and demanded he hand over his wallet. When he refused, one pulled out a pistol and shot him in the chest. They made off with the wallet, credit cards and less than £10 in local currency. Mr McLaughlin, 40, from Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, told BBC Scotland said it was a miracle the bullet missed his heart. He said Mr Nagger, who was due to get married on Saturday, was talking and ‘recovering well’. A crowdfunding appeal has been launched for Mr Naggar, a joiner, who had recently lived in Sweden. 10 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 TRASHED BY TRAVELLERS £100k clean-up for landowner as 250 tons of garbage is left behind in a field What’s your opinion? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. by DANIEL BINNS TRAVELLERS who set up camp for two weeks in a field left behind more than 250 tons of rubbish when they were finally evicted. The group discarded a mountain of refuse including baths, fridges, wood and mattresses across the site near Bromley, south-east London, before they were moved on last week. It is thought the clean-up operation will cost the landowner £100,000. The travellers set up camp earlier this month and parked at least a dozen vehicles on the site. The landowner had to take out a private injunction before the group could be moved on. Bickley Police tweeted a picture with the caption: ‘The travellers have moved on. Sadly they didn’t take their rubbish with them #flytipping.’ Really rubbish! Mountains of refuse as far as the eye can see. The field is now padlocked (inset) LONDON NEWS Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 11 Mooch ado about the new press secretary... Pardon all you like, Russia won’t go away Into battle: Mr Trump. is ready to fight for. Donald Jr (centre) and. Jared Kushner (right). GETTY. D ONALD TRUMP is gearing up to do battle. This week, three of his key troops – his son, son-inlaw and former campaign manager – will be on the frontline of the political combat zone. Donald Jr, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort have cut a deal to testify privately about their meeting with a Russian lawyer. Publicly, the president is ready to brawl on their behalf. He’s already floated the idea of pardoning. That sparked outrage among ethics experts, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise. He has a litigious past and a self-pardon could potentially be within his power. It would be a first for the US and hugely controversial, but perhaps a more likely scenario is that he would pardon relatives or associates. President Trump wants the Russia investigation to go away. The reality is, there’s no easy way of doing that. His attorney general, Jeff Sessions, ensured the probe only expanded by recusing himself from it. His frustrated boss now has limited options and all of them are politically risky. The president can question the fairness of the investigation and many supporters will back him. But it’s unlikely to affect the outcome. He could fire the special counsel investigating the saga, Robert Mueller, but that wouldn’t end the probe. Neither would pardons. Never-ending horror of trafficking victims EIGHT people were found dead in an overheated truck outside a Walmart store in Texas on Saturday. The San Antonio police chief called it a horrific human trafficking case. They were found after one person asked an employee for water. Dozens more were in the trailer as it hit 37C. Sadly, police said it ‘happens all the time’. Cases can be difficult to identify and victims are often silenced – some even prosecuted despite laws designed to protect them. Police shootings have united black and white JUSTINE DAMOND was gunned down in Minneapolis by a police officer after calling 911. Some have questioned whether activists protested less because a white Australian woman was the victim. But the anger at the mayor’s press conference on Friday answers that. A diverse group of young white protesters and long-time black activists interrupted, urging Betsy Hodges to resign. Among them were friends of Philando Castile, a black man shot dead during a traffic stop. Shot: Australian It’s nothing new. African American activists have Justine Damond REUTERS been at the forefront since the start. @CordeliaSkyNews Fired up: Anthony Scaramucci REX PRESIDENT Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer looked demob-happy after leaving the toughest job in politics. Loyal, combative, lampooned by satirists, now he is free. I’ve asked him pressing questions and he’s Change of tack: Scaramucci’s tweet politely given answers. He also Anthony Scaramucci apologised upended the rituals of the press for calling him a ‘hack’ in the briefing. ‘Spicey’ past and has deleted critical has been tweets. Yesterday he made it replaced with clear he serves the president, ‘the Mooch’, a stating there was a TV-friendly ‘communications financier problem’ and who says he ‘loves’ Mr warning leakers Cheery-o: Sean will be fired. Trump. Spicer PICTURE: GETTY 12 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Cara sweats at burning questions CARA DELEVINGNE blew any chance of starring in a remake of Some Like It Hot, when she was reduced to tears by a spicy sauce chicken challenge. The model-cumactress, 24, who is to star at tonight’s London premiere of Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets, went into meltdown as the chilli levels ramped up in an interview on YouTube’s Hot Ones. Cara told the host: ‘You are going to see me suffer,’ as the dish left her sweating. She later said: ‘I can’t hear you over my lips burning. It’s going come back and bite me in the ass, literally.’ Rita royal gig would crown it RITA ORA is tapping up The Queen in a bid to complete a royal flush of spectacular shows. The Your Song hitmaker, 26, has serenaded Pope Francis at the Vatican, ex-president Barack Obama at the White House and a who’s who of Hollywood at the 2015 Oscars ceremony. ‘The Vatican had the best acoustics, the Oscars was surreal and the White House was amazing, because it’s the president,’ she said. ‘But I’d like, if I could, to perform for the Queen... because we’re from London,’ she added. Let’s hope One’s a fan, Rita... off i Bey hires a Jay-by sitter ffor night JAY-Z was left at home holding the babies as Beyoncé enjoyed a welldeserved night out following the birth of mtwins, Rumi and Sir. The Bootylicious mum of-three, 35, bust out her dance moves as al she and sister, Solange Knowles, 31, saw pa Missy Elliott perform at LA’s FYF festival att the weekend. Posing with the pair, Missy, 46, wrote: ‘My good sis Solange and my siss Bey have always shown me love from day one! I’m humbled.’ Fellow new mum Janet Jackson, 51, was also at the show. A N D R E I H A R M S W O RT H ’ S In a hot spot: Cara struggles with chilli chicken challenge PICTURES: BACKGRID Bebe: Kiss with Chris? Any time he wants it Star on her celeb crush and keeping gran happy B EBE REXHA says she and Chris Martin would be sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G if she had her wicked way. The Me, Myself & I singer couldn’t help but talk about her crush on the single Coldplay frontman during an ex xclusive catch-up with Guilty Pleasures. ‘Chris Martin is soooo hot,’ the 27yeear-old guest judge on Pitch Battle, co onfessed. ‘He’s cute, first of all, but seecond of all I’m a big fan of his music an nd what I’m learning is it’s not all about loooks. It’s about personality.’ And she doesn’t mind the fact Martin A is older than her. ‘He doesn’t look 40, an nd that’s the main thing,’ she said. Martin – who spent time on a beach M mean Bebe doesn’t count herself a with a mystery brunette at the feminist. The pop babe, who is on weekend – might find Bebe’s Louis Tomlinson’s new track, Back sexiness a bit ‘in your face’ but To You, said: ‘I don’t ever dress she tries to keep a lid on that. up sexy for men. If I want to wear Speaking ahead of the finale of Pitch Battle, with Kelis something hot, I will.’ As for being out there in her and Gareth Malone, she videos – and using the odd said: ‘We have a rule four-letter word in her songs that if my – Bebe explained: ‘Girls like grandmother can’t that: someone who says, watch my music “This is who I am, I’m a video, then it can’t strong woman, I did it the come out. My dad right way.” I write my own is sometimes not She’s got her eye songs, no one’s sitting there happy with it but as long on you, Chris: creating a pop chick. They as I don’t flunk the need to know they can do it too grandmother rule, it’s OK.’ Bebe Rexha But being sexy doesn’t and that anything is possible.’ PICTURE: REX Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 13 with ith Tom T Sti hb Stichbury @Metro_Showbiz V ps dethrone Ed... but Vam find fame game a chore THEY’VE ended Ed Sheeran’s 14-week run at the top of the charts but The Vamps are nlikely to bag as many famous hangers-on s the record-breaking singer. The band’s album Night & Day entered the chart at No.1 on Friday, but frontman Brad Simpson, 21, told Guilty Pleasures wooing SUPERMAN Hollywood chums is not the lads’ style. star HENRY ‘We’re not catered to that kind of CAVILL’S lifestyle, we are four very normal lads,’ he romance with new said. ‘We’re guilty of keeping everything love Lucy Cork is within our circle. Sometimes we have to an action-packed give ourselves a kick up the a*** to go affair. The Hollywood socialise with other people.’ star, 34, and stuntwoman, Addressing their apparent obsession 25, looked dapper in matching with the time of day – previous hits are hats on a date at the JaegerLast Night, All Night and Middle Of The LeCoultre Gold Cup Polo Night - Brad said it’s ‘genuinely final at Cowdray Park, unintentional’, adding: ‘We are Vamps. We West Sussex, are vampires, it’s the only time we go out.’ yesterday. BEN AFFLECK won’t rip Batman’s cape off any time soon. The 44-year-old played the Caped rrusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and pcoming flick Justice League. But when he quit as p irector of The Batman this year, it sparked talk his me was coming to an end. However, Ben, who was m iictured with Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot and pals t this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con, said he quit o give the part the ‘passion’ it deserves. ‘Batman is he coolest f***ing part. I’m thrilled to do it,’ he said. ON was TOM HIDDLESTing Ruffalo when pictured sleep Thor: Ragnarok th his he reunited wi e weekend. th co-stars over nager star endured The Night Ma e kip with Chris bl an uncomforta a Thor, and Mark Hemsworth, ak ays the Hulk, on pl Ruffalo, who te jet. board a priva ptioned a snap of Ruffalo, 49, cank-up: ‘Living the bu the celebrity ing of living.’ dream, dream -bed moment came -a in eThe thre r for the buted a traile as the trio de n Diego Comic-Con, Sa at ck lainous new fli revealed his vil with where Hiddy up am te ll wi ki, character, Lo her Thor, played by on-screen brot . But Hiddy told fans: , Hemsworth 33god of mischief.’ e ‘Loki’s still th ld has been out of The 36-year-o wing his split with follo summer. the limelight Swift, 27, last singer Taylor Bunk-up: Thor stars Tom, Mark and Chris catch up on their sleep on private jet PICTURES: GETTY/ INSTAGRAM or go and see a show together. He can be frosty, obviously, and we don’t always agree on things. Are you going to start wearing hats, like your mentor? We did try a hat, but I put it on and he was like, ‘It’s too me’. They don’t suit me to be honest. Do you have any regrets about appearing on the BBC show? No. I’m sure if you spoke to other contestants they would. I know a lot of people who would say, ‘I’m in PICTURE: REX Affleck-tionate f about Batman role R EYES... O H T R O F T H SIG F HIDING HIDDY OUT O FORMER The Voice UK contestant Vangelis, 26, checks in about Boy George, drag queens and having a resting b***h face. His new single Sweet Dreams (ft RetroPhobia) is out now. You featured in series five of the contest and are managed by ex-coach Boy George. How’s that working out? I was intimidated by him at first, but now we up meet up for coffee Time to celebrate: Brad Simpson the same position I was before I did the show’. But not everyone can become a solo artist. You’re a big fan of TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race. Who is your favourite queen? Bianca Del Rio – she is so f***ing funny. My boyfriend and his brother do drag, which is a weird thing to get your head around! Have more guys been trying to hit on you since you were on TV? I’ve never had someone come up to me at a bar and say, ‘Can I get you a drink?’ I think I look like I’m going to be really rude. I haven’t got an approachable face [laughs]. 14 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 GOOD DEED FEED THANK you to the chap who spoke to the noisy French students in their own language who were shouting, throwing things around and being an all-round nuisance to other passengers on Thursday on the Charing Cross to Hayes train. Bob, South-east London I collapsed on East Kilbride Road on June 28. I’m OK now. Alex, Glasgow THANK you to the man in the blue cagoule who helped me after I was knocked over by a reversing van on Fleet Street. Your concern and kindness were much appreciated. Deborah, London THANK you to the lovely lady who stayed with me when I fell down the stairs at Southwark Tube. Your kindness and calm reassurance helped me a lot. Kalpini, London THANK you to the driver and passengers of the No.6 bus who came to my aid after THANK you to the staff at Stratford train station who kept me calm when the lift I was in broke down. Arista Henriot, London Start your text with the word DEED followed by your comment, 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 mail@ ukmetro.co.uk 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 TV talent should get more money But if things are to be made equal, cut men’s pay don’t raise women’s n Everyone nneds to get real regarding BBC salaries (Metro, Fri). If you look at football, all of the players are on different wages and that is down to their ability to play football and their agents’ ability to haggle. In the case of the BBC, it is all down to viewing figures and popularity. Why should it be any different? Some stars attract a higher audience and their personality is such that they are top of the people polls. So let them get paid more. If the men are more popular than the women, then find a woman who is more popular or get a new agent – don’t moan about it. Joanne, via email will find this in most large corporations. It is such as sad state of affairs to see women so undervalued and our ethnic minorities so under-represented in the 21st century. Jason, London n There is much talk of increasing women presenters’ pay so that it is equal to men’s. As a licence-fee payer, I simply cannot afford for the BBC to pay everybody £2million just because they are women. The answer is obviously that the men are getting paid far too much. Sitting in front of a camera for a few hours a week should not be attracting these vast sums. All we need to do is to stop paying these people (who happen to be male) an obscene salary and bingo, the gender pay gap vanishes. In other words, it was never a gender issue to begin with, it was just one of agents negotiating far too good a deal for their ‘superstar’ clients. Richard, Cheshire THE BBC PAY FILES n Well, once again we discover overwhelming discrimination against sex and race. Women are not considered equal in terms of the same jobs or roles. We would not have even heard about this if the BBC hadn’t been forced to publish the income of their high earners. Women deserve the same pay for the same job. And I am not surprised at the findings regarding ethnic minorities, as we read all the time about institutional racism that exists at these high levels. It is a disgrace, to say the least, that in this day and age, a huge percentage of high-fliers are still white. But you n Gary Lineker thinks being paid more than £1.5million is a joke and Chris Evans considers his £2.2million pay packet unfair, so when will they (and all the other overpaid presenters) get their cheque books out and pay some of it back so that the BBC (our BBC) can continue to function? Jim Smith, Leicester AND ANOTHER THING... n Good luck moving to Bexhill, Brian (MetroTalk, Thu). It’s known all over the country as God’s Liz, Kent waiting room. convenient (and I can pick it up and leave it at any time of day or night). John Appleby, Tyne & Wear n I bet most of the rail sex n So, Michael Gove is promising a ‘green Brexit’ (Metro, Fri)? I do hope he keeps to his word. This is a great chance to sort out the mess we’ve made of our wildlife and its habitat. Nige, West Yorkshire n I was pleased to see .Green pledge: Michael Gove your article about car sharing (Metro, Fri). I don’t own a car so I find the nearby car club car very attacks are on trains without guards (Metro, Fri). With fewer police and a determination by the transport department and rail companies to put profit before safety by running trains without guards, this will only get worse. Geoff, Devon n As a father of four girls, it winds me up that girls’ sports coverage is Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 15 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? Don’t forget to tell us if you hook up! FRIDAY, 7.45am at Stratford, platform 15, brunette wearing floral print dress with a dark green cardigan and matching bag. You had white headphones and we smiled twice at each other. Would like to see that smile again – over a coffee maybe? Sleepy Train Driver Violent:. Street robbers. operating on. mopeds. PICTURE: MEGA. POLICE RESOURCES ARE BEING SQUANDERED n The increase in violent crime (Metro, Fri) is down to nothing more than low police numbers, more stretched than at any time in my life of 50-odd years. It’s all very well for politicians to say the police can cope but those politicians are being protected 24/7, unlike us ordinary citizens. It doesn’t matter which party is in power, they all cut police resources. Paul B, West London n This is what happens when the justice system pampers criminals instead of getting tough on them. Sadly, law-abiding citizens are the victims here. Something n Personally, I couldn’t care less what other people earn, whether it be sports stars or BBC presenters. As to the gender equality issue, it is almost impossible to directly compare salaries unless the jobs are exactly the same and even then many other factors need to be taken into account. Even two men doing exactly the always dominated by football and cricket. In our area, girls play games like netball, hockey etc. When are they going to stop forcing maledominated sports on us all the time? Steve, Warwickshire n DL Borrell (MetroTalk, Fri), try living in the south east, with a train station serviced (or not) by Southern, then you’ll really know what it feels like to be held to ransom by a bunch of selfish union members. Unions should be banned. Alan, Surrey n Regarding OJ Simpson’s early release from jail (Metro, Fri): good grief, is the US justice system heading the same way as ours? Less than a third of his sentence served… urgently needs to be done to protect the public from this menace. David, London n Last week at a bus stop I saw four lads smoking cannabis and openly dealing drugs from a carrier bag. I suspect they are on CCTV but there are no resources to arrest them. Due to cuts in the police service, there seems to be no support to prevent crime, only to put resources into high-profile events. The government needs to stop squandering our money and put it where it’s needed. Martin, North-west London same job within the same organisation can be on different salaries due to length of service, age, experience etc. Whether any of those on the list are worth their salaries is open to debate but I say good luck to them. Wouldn’t we all accept more money whether we deserved it or not? I think so! Paul, London why do judges bother handing out such meaningless sentences? Sean Weldon, Facebook n Regarding the story of the mother forced to stand on a train while breastfeeding (Metro, Thu). Yes, it was uncharitable but when people blame it on the demise of the moral code of conduct present 20 years ago, they might do well to remember that that same moral code of conduct meant you didn’t breastfeed Odette, South Yorkshire in public. n I often get told I’m too polite at work and that the old-school gentleman is outdated: opening doors, ladies first etc. Have times really changed that much? Kev, London TO the guy with the blue T-shirt and jeans on the Northern line from Edgware who got off at Kings Cross at 2.30pm on Wednesday. I know these things never work but I wish I had got off after you and politely asked for your name at least. Girl With The Long Brown Hair And Grey Skater Dress Sitting On The Opposite Seat HANDSOME, mature greyhaired guy with white shirt and jeans that got off at Bethnal Green on Monday morning. I was still on the train as you walked by and our eyes met. Fancy a coffee sometime? Curly-Haired Lady GORGEOUS tall girl with dark blonde hair carrying an Asos bag on the 6.05pm Chelmsford to Marks Tey train on Thursday. I sat on the floor near you and spent the whole trip trying to find a way to tell you you had an amazing smile. Coffee? Grey Shirt, Loose Tie, Beard, Too Much Blond Hair Text CRUSH your Rush-Hour Crush, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies 60 16 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 But you don’t seem to have gone anywhere. You do all your bits in London, right? Yes. I also have another job, so I did all the London shoots – in the rain. You can tell from my hair that in some episodes I’ve been badly rained on. But I did plenty of interesting things – I spent a day Opening up: looking at how they Freddie Flintoff restore art at Tate SECONDSwith JUNE SARPONG The presenter, 40, found fame on Channel 4’s youth strand T4. She has been on Loose Women and is now presenting The Art Show Britain and met loads of people. Did you learn anything? I did. I didn’t know anything about art but I got an overview of how the art world works – how something is deemed valuable, how collectors assemble their collections. Then I filmed with new artists at the Royal Academy of Arts. We did a lot with the Jealous gallery, where you can buy affordable prints by big-name artists, which democratises the process. What’s your forthcoming book about? It’s called Diversify and it’s about the social, moral and economic benefits of diversity. I’ve been working with Oxford University and the London School of Economics and we’ve got some really cool research. It’s about having difficult conversations around gender, class, race and disability, and about how we can connect better. With all the mad stuff going on at the moment, we no longer have the luxury of ignorance because it’s affecting us all in ways it wasn’t before, whether that’s terrorist attacks, Grenfell… GETTY What do you get up to on The Art Show? It’s about contemporary art and, whether you’re an aficionado or a novice, there’s something for everyone. We’ve been around the world and it’s beautifully shot. What conclusions have you come to? There are practical steps – you bring down walls by understanding each other. But everyone has a certain level of prejudice and unconscious bias. The final part is what can be added economically if we allow everybody to contribute to the best of their ability. Will people be surprised you’ve written this? Maybe. But I started doing the entertainment stuff on T4 20 years ago The best bit was when Derek Ancorah said Michael Jackson was hanging out with Elvis Presley and I’m 40 now, and people do grow up and change. It’s accessible, it’s not War And Peace. Anyone can read it. You presented the TV show Michael Jackson: The Search For His Spirit in 2009… Funnily enough, I met the producer recently and we had a good laugh about it. It was the highest-rated show for Sky that year but it definitely wasn’t my finest hour. And I’d like to point out it was presented to me as a serious show about Michael Jackson’s life. I interviewed his friends, family, went to where he grew up, looked at his musical influences. The second part was the live seance… My face throughout it was like, ‘What’s going on?’ When you were on Loose Did that convince you of Women, you discussed the supernatural? your brother’s suicide No, it did not. The best bit quite frankly. Has was when spiritual medium Derek Acorah said: ‘He’s there been any progress made on hanging out with Elvis mental health issues? Presley now.’ Well, of course he is. What else We’ve come a long way in would be doing? that at least we’re having .Seance: conversations now and it isn’t as taboo as it used to be. But Michael Jackson Do you have any there’s no question it’s the most unfulfilled ambitions? More seance shows! No. serious issue facing young men and, for some reason, we still We’re doing a documentary based on haven’t got to the bottom of why the book. I like the idea of helping male suicide is still happening in such create conversations between people of large numbers. At least people are different backgrounds – so I hope I can discussing it – men including Prince do more of that in the next part of my Harry and Freddie Flintoff are opening career. ANDREW WILLIAMS up about their vulnerability and emotions, which you wouldn’t have The Art Show is on Sky Arts on seen 15 years ago. Tuesdays at 8pm, until August 1 Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 17 SMALL CHANGE... RESCUE FOR COIN-SIZED HEDGEHOG THIS hedgehog, little bigger than a pound coin and weighing just 23g, had a lucky escape after it was plucked to safety from a field full of horses. Carole Catchpole, of Northumberland Hedgehog Rescue, said: ‘It was on its own, so we think the mum left it because she thought it wasn’t going to live.’ It is now in the charity’s incubator. NORTHUMBERLAND HEDGEHOG RESCUE Train assault triggered by rumpus over free pretzels IT wasn’t Murder on the Orient Express... but the assault on the 19.45 Paddington to Exeter train was just as bizarre. First class passenger Dr Peter Ellis became ‘irritated’ by a fellow traveller who repeatedly came into the compartment to help himself to pretzel snacks. On the fifth occasion the barrister challenged 69-year-old Leslie Gilmer. This prompted the retired engineer to return to the carriage – and stuff a £10 note into the mouth of the lawyer, Exeter magistrates’ court was told. Prosecutor Sonia Croft said Gilmer was acting in a ‘rather obnoxious manner’ as he helped himself to snacks on a complimentary trolley last November. When Dr Ellis (pictured) pointed it out to Gilmer, the pensioner retorted: ‘I’m hungry.’ He then returned and forcefully rammed the £10 note into Dr Ellis’s mouth. Gilmer was spoken to by police at Exeter St Davids station and admitted throwing the cash but claimed any physical contact was accidental. Dr Ellis said the d e f e n d a n t ’s demeanour was ‘hectoring, by NICK IRVING boorish and bullying’. He told the court Gilmer helped himself to red wine from the trolley because the buffet car had run out. When Gilmer came in on a fourth occasion, he put snacks into his pockets. On the fifth occasion Dr Ellis said Gilmer was ‘inebriated and swaying’. The lawyer spoke to Gilmer, saying: ‘Excuse me. Would you mind if you require any more to eat to use the buffet in your section of the train.’ Minutes later, he said his head was pushed back against the head rest. ‘I felt an object being pushed into my mouth. I smelt stale alcohol. The defendant’s speech was not coherent but he said “eat this you c***”.’ Gilmer told the court he had ‘every intention’ of paying for the food he had taken but confronted Dr Ellis because ‘he called me a thief’. He took the £10 note into first class and decided to ‘chuck’ it at him. He was found guilty of assault by beating, fined £650 and ordered to pay £840 costs and £250 compensation to Dr Ellis. 18 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Scene Music | Film | TV | Comedy Top Totty: Camilla & Jamie Who will come out on n top in Love Isla and? Keith Wa atso on run ns his finger how where a lot of what you fa ancy does you u good over the form on the sh She’s sensitive and quite posh, he’s sensitive and built like an Essex Tarzan. No wonder these two have sidestepped the bitching and backbiting to become hot favourites. But are they too nice to win? Either way, they’d make lovely babies. SAMPLE QUOTE: Camilla: ‘I don’t think I’m good enough for him.’ Jamie: ‘I understand you have confidence issues… but you’re stunnin’.’ PREDICTION: Winners – and marriage potential. I T’S been a summer of lap dancing and lie detectors, coupling and re-coupling, tears, traumas, tweets and texts and now, after weeks of faking it, foreplay and plastic babies, the orgy of self-obsession that is the weirdly compulsive Love Island reaches its bigcash climax tonight. So who’s going to bag the £50,000 on offer for (cough) falling in love? Forget Fake News, this is Fake Love. The gym-toned babes and bods who’ve survived to the final vote have one last chance to hit our sweet spots and seduce our votes. Unless there’s a big twist – and don’t rule it out – you’ll vote for Top Couple and not, like last year, Top Boy and Top Girl. So it’s all about chemistry. Big Brother without the fuglies, Love Island is a chance to unashamedly gawp at semi-naked fame-hungry fitties – and judge them. In a world gone to the dogs, no wonder we’ve gone nuts for it. Here’s how the final is shaping up. Staying Power: Gabby & Marcel The Blazin’ Squad star and his Scouse sweetheart are the villa’s longest-running couple. But her needy nature and drama have turned him into a lovestruck doormat. SAMPLE QUOTE: Gabby: ‘To say “I love you” – I feel like there should be a big build up to it, not just a throwaway thing.’ Marcel: ‘I can’t understand why we’re arguin’ – it’s not makin’ any sense to me.’ PREDICTION: Will she join him on the Blazin’ Squad reunion tour? For about a week… Love/Hate: Olivia & Chris Basically, hate her, love him. She’s a hard-faced reality show ball-breaker, and he’s a rabbit caught in her acid-tongued headlights. No less a judge than Stormzy tweeted he’s too good for her. If Chris popped one out on his own he’d win – but she’ll sink this ship. SAMPLE QUOTE: Olivia: ‘My mum says I neverr walk in s***, I roll in it.’ Chris: ‘Why am I crying? Why am I crying?’ PREDICTION: Her – Big Brother. Him – a week in therapy. Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 19 Music | Film | TV | Comedy Scene LOVE D IT/ LOATH E D IT WHICH SIDE OF THE LOVE ISLAND B E D D O YO U R O L L O U T O F ? At It Lik Like R Rabbits: bbit Amber & Kem The prince and princess of the duvet tango, these two have been keeping the villa’s dry-cleaners on overtime. If it was Lust Island, they’d clean up. But love? They may have peaked too soon. SAMPLE QUOTE: Amber: ‘If I was to hold it against you, Kem, I’d sack it off.’ Kem: ‘I think I’m in love with you… I’ve got a semi on.’ PREDICTION: Wild sex for a fortnight. Then ‘Amber who?’ LOVED IT: Celebs have been queuing up to confess their Love Island crush, with Adele, who loves a bit of break-up/make-up action, top of the list. Maybe she could write a new Love Island theme tune. Meanwhile rock hardman Liam Gallagher, England rugby star James Haskell, swimmer Rebecca Adlington and grime star Stormzy are among those who have also gone public about their devotion to the sunkissed sex romp. We’ve got the makings of a stonking Celebrity version line-up right there. LOATHED IT: Gary Lineker, who tweeted to complain that his son George had made him watch it – presumably to distract him from counting the noughts on his BBC pay cheque. And Piers Morgan, who tried to take the mick out of Island evictee Jonny on Good Morning Britain and got royally roasted. Anything Piers loathes... 20 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Dazzling Rey of light emerges from Lana’s dark but beautiful gloom REVIEW and A$AP Rocky all contribute. The stand-out lies in the silvery, folky harmonies and subtle, lilting poignancy of Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems, with Fleetwood Mac by AMY DAWSON legend Stevie Nicks. While Del Rey has always worn her outward. She regards with horror carefully constructed Trump’s America in When sadcore artifice like an The World Was At War We alluring slash of red Kept Dancing, but her lipstick, this album feels message is a fervent much more authentic. ‘I belief in the goodness of want to move out of the people and art. black and into the blue,’ This is also the first LP she swoons on Get Free on which Del Rey has Hope springs: Del – and she sweeps you collaborated extensively – Rey and album (right) along with her. Sean Lennon, The Weeknd Lana Del Rey: Lust For Life, Polydor HHHHH A cry for help from police and fire crew after Grenfell by JON VALE AROUND 30 police officers and firefighters have asked for support with post-traumatic stress after the Grenfell Tower blaze and recent terror attacks. But many staff in both services are said to be reluctant to seek help because of fears over the effect on their jobs. The figures from the charity PTSD999 came amid warnings about poor treatment of the condition and other mental health issues in the emergency services. Steve White, chairman of the Police Federation, and Sean Starbuck, lead officer for mental health with the Fire Brigades Union, said care was improving but highlighted cuts to resources. Simon Durance, co-founder of PTSD999, said: ‘Evidence from blue-light services staff and post-traumatic stress disorder sufferers suggests the needs for staff suffering from PTSD are not being on o met.’ One officer who supervises staff who attended at Manchester, Grenfell Tower and London Bridge said the Met Police’s response was ‘a lot of smoke and mirrors’. Many officers were at breaking point given their workload, he said, while most staff did not trust management enough to seek help. ‘They were going into flats at Grenfell and seeing families basically huddled together – it just doesn’t bear thinking about,’ he said. ‘Some feel there’s nothing for them, not unless they go to their FR EE P LAYING the part of the nihilistic, woeful beauty queen, Lana Del Rey has provided chilled, dark and lustful thrills over the course of her previous four albums. Yet while the cinematic sweep, slinking rhythms and smoky melodies are going nowhere on her fifth, there’s plenty here that we haven’t heard before. The titles say it all – from her debut Born To Die to Lust For Life, light has slipped in. While tracks such as 13 Beaches, with a gorgeous chorus, exemplify the old guard, the likes of the booming, swooping Love tingle with hope. It’s also the first record on which her lyrics have truly looked Thursday, June 15, 2017 Agony: The horror of the tragedy is written on the face of one of the firefighters who battled the blaze at Grenfell Tower The worl d’ s m osT p o pul ar fre e n ewspa pe r Trauma: Emergency staff have reported PTSD after Grenfell TOLGA AKMEN own GPs and seek help themselves.’ Gary Thornett, who spent 30 years as a London firefighter, said when tackling PTSD ‘there’s a EaRth real distrust about management and the impact it could have on their job’. Dany Cotton, commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, said the welfare of staff was paramount after Grenfell, while the Met said it had specialist help in place after recent events. hEll Dozens feared dead after fire ravages tower block PICTURE: EPA A DEVASTATING fire engulfed a 24-storey tower block in just 15 minutes, killing at least 12 people and critically injuring 18. The blaze, which one survivor described as ‘hell on earth’, broke out early yesterday when up to 600 by nIColE lE MaRIE residents were in the building. Burning tenants jumped from upper floors as parents dropped screaming babies and children from windows in desperate efforts to save them. Some residents tried to flee using ropes and parachutes made from sheets at Grenfell Tower in west London. Dozens were missing last night Continued on Page 2 » What’s your opinion? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 21 Inquiry as man, 20, dies after police chase in shop Struggle: Footage on. social media appears. to show Mr Charles. being restrained by. an officer. Court: Entrance to the car park Magistrate who abused boy at court is jailed A MAGISTRATE who sexually abused a 12-yearold boy in an underground court car park has been jailed. Teaching assistant Rodney Fox (pictured) was allowed to park at weekends in an area underneath Reading magistrates’ court reserved for judges. The boy stopped going to a computer club at a library run by Fox and told a teacher about his ordeal. He said he had thought about walking out in front of a car that reminded him of Fox’s, to ‘stop the memories in my head’, St Albans crown court heard. Child pornography was found on a computer in a police raid at Fox’s home in Caversham, Reading. Married dad-of-two Fox, 49, had previously been spoken to by police and children’s services in Reading, Berkshire, about his behaviour towards pupils at a council-run school before working as an assistant at a special needs school. Fox wept as he was jailed on Friday for seven-and-a-half years after being convicted of one count of sexual assault of a child under 13 years, one count of inviting sexual activity with a child under 13 years and making indecent images of children. by DANIEL BINNS Dad-of-one: Rashan Charles, 20 THE death of a young man in a latenight shop after being chased by officers is being investigated by the police watchdog. The Metropolitan Police said the 20year-old, named locally as Rashan Charles, was seen ‘trying to swallow’ an object and an officer ‘sought to prevent the man from harming himself’. Footage was posted on social media that appears to show at least one officer attempting to restrain Mr Charles, a father-of-one, on the floor of the shop in Hackney, east London, on Saturday. Hackney borough commander Ch Supt Simon Laurence said: ‘In the early hours of Saturday officers attempted to stop a car on Kingsland Road, E8. A man, who was in the car, was pursued on foot before entering a Stopped: Mr Charles and an officer shop where he was seen to be trying to swallow an object. He was then taken ill. He was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service where, sadly, he died later that morning. Our thoughts remain with his family. ‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an independent investigation.’ The IPCC said it had obtained evidence ‘which indicates an object was removed from his throat at the scene’. The mother of Mr Charles’s oneyear-old daughter, who gave her name as Jada, said: ‘He was a really good guy. Obviously, everyone has their ups and downs but he was never out to harm anyone.’ Jada, 19, said he and his mother had been wounded in a shooting earlier this year with Mr Charles suffering a leg injury and his mother a head wound. In a Facebook tribute a family friend said: ‘It is with great sadness to announce the death of 20-year-old Rashan Charles after being stopped by police in Hackney. The family is so shocked and in disbelief because he only just left his grandmother’s house to return home after a visit.’ 22 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Hit: With O’Hara in Home Alone 2 Home Alone’s Heard found dead at hotel HOME Alone star John Heard has died in a hotel room where he was staying to recover from back surgery. The 71-year-old (pictured), who played the father of Macaulay Culkin’s character Kevin, was found by a maid on Friday in Palo Alto, California. He had undergone a minor operation a few days before. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances but an investigation – to include toxicology tests – has been launched to find out the cause. His death comes six months after his estranged son Max, 22, died in his sleep of undisclosed causes. Hollywood veteran Heard began his career in the late 1970s with Chilly Scenes Of Winter, followed by Cutter’s Way. He is best known for his appearance with Catherine O’Hara in Home Alone, and as detective Vin Makazian in The Sopranos. Screen star Jeff Bridges paid tribute to him as a ‘wonderful actor’. POKÉMON NO! 20,000 fans furious as technical glitch stops play at US festival by JOEL TAYLOR A POKÉMON Go festival in America descended into chaos when technical glitches prevented thousands of fans from playing the virtual game. Crowds who attended the game’s first ever real-world event in the Grant Park, Chicago, were left fuming after paying up to £300 online for tickets. The boss of developer Niantic was jeered when he went on stage to speak at the height of the server outage. To heckles of ‘fix our game’ and ‘we can’t play’, chief executive John Hanke promised that everyone who registered for the event would get a full refund for $20 (£15.40) tickets and $100 (£77) worth of the app’s in-game currency. A bottle was thrown at the stage but nobody was hit. The 20,000 crowd on Saturday included players who had travelled from Europe and Australia for the event, which marked one year since the game was released. ‘The excitement has just been drastically minimalised because of what we’ve experienced today,’ John Haberkorn told the Chicago Tribune. Mr Haberkorn, a member of the Official Pokémon Go 40 Club, an online community of Reality bites: Fans, some in costume (inset), enjoy festival before the server outage (top) GETTY high-level players, said he had started queuing for the the festival at 6am. Others complained of a three-hour wait and finally getting inside well after the event was due to start. ‘Organisation for getting people with wristbands inside has not been remotely efficient,’ Paul Tassi told forbes.com. Niantic’s chief marketing officer Mike Quigley said everyone who scanned a code when they entered the park would receive the Pokémon Lugia, a rare creature prized by enthusiasts. Encounter ‘W Waxing it to the max: The cast of Briefs serving up a funfilled hour KATE PARDEY E’VE come to let you know s*** is sparkly in the future’ – this is the optimistic opening gambit from Australian all-male, all-muscle cabaret circus Briefs and their latest offering, Close Encounters. This hula-hoop and high-heeledfilled hour of titillation – which is strutting its stuff on the South Bank until the end of September – is a no-brainer for ladies and gays too proud to attend a production of Dreamboys. There are more-than-ample servings of biceps, bulges and butt cheeks – not to mention incredible wax jobs – gracing Briefs’ cosy circus set in the round in the Underbelly tent. If Lady Gaga married The Full Monty and Cirque du Soleil at a chemsex party hosted by Australia’s Eurovision entry, this would be the baby. This is not a show that dazzles with its technical skill. The trapeze Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 23 Ready sorted! Delivery man Dan fixes the crisp mix-up A KIND Tesco delivery driver went out of his way to make sure a tearful autistic boy got his favourite crisps – after the wrong flavour arrived with his mum’s weekly shop. Ten-year-old Adam George was looking forward to his sour cream and onion Pringles, but he burst into tears when mum Rachel George, 42, discovered they’d received cheese and onion instead. Driver Dan Lawry, 31, took pity on the lad and came back Pringle pals: Dan and Adam, 10 two hours later with the right sort, to Adam’s delight. Mrs George, from Redruth, Cornwall, said her son needs ‘order and certainty’ and has also been in pain after foot surgery. She said: ‘Adam has been quite down and not getting his favourite Pringles was the straw that broke the camel’s back.’ She said Mr Lawry ‘made Adam’s day’. Mr Lawry added: ‘He was so upset, I just wanted to make him smile. He was delighted.’ Mum injured in sex game died of flesh-eating bug by DANIEL BINNS A YOUNG mum was killed by a rare bacterial infection after injuring her wrist when her boyfriend tied her up during a sex session. Katie Widdowson, 23, was given painkillers and sent home from hospital by doctors who thought she had simply suffered a sprain in the bedroom game with Dean Smith. But the medics had missed warning signs of necrotising fasciitis – often called a ‘flesh-eating bug’ because it releases toxins that destroy tissue. The care assistant from Birmingham developed blisters the next day and suffered a heart attack caused by the infection as she was being taken to another hospital by ambulance. She died soon after, an inquest heard. Coroner Emma Brown said she could have been saved if doctors had recognised the signs – including high temperature and raised heart rate – and had kept her under observation. ‘If Katie had remained in hospital, it is clear that her death would have been avoidable,’ Ms Brown said. ‘These mistakes amounted to a gross failure to provide basic medical attention.’ Ms Widdowson had sex with Mr Smith at 6am on January 1 after they returned from a New Year’s Eve party. She sent the chef a photo of her wrist while at work later that day, telling the 25-year-old she was in a lot of pain and could not move it. She sought help shortly before mid- Romance: Katie with Dean. Signs of the bug that killed her were missed at Good Hope Hospital PICTURES: SWNS/CATERS night at Sutton Coldfield’s Good Hope Hospital, where she informed staff she was unable to feel her fingers and the pain was spreading up her arm. Ms Brown told the inquest that her symptoms should have led to her with camp is all too Briefs REVIEW Briefs: Close Encounters Underbelly Festival, London HHH by ANDREI HARMSWORTH artists feel like hopefuls from one of Britain’s Got Talent’s forgotten dance acts; jugglers drop the occasional ball. Still, what the six-strong cast lack in circus precision, they easily compensate in energy. Plenty of that comes from drag queen Shivannah, who breaks up the circus routines with cheeky, tickling banter. And the party never relents thanks to trusted tunes from Björk, Kate Bush and Nicki Minaj, which carry these Brisbane boys’ routines. Corset-clad host Shivannah admits it’s hard to place a common thread, joking, ‘We took a lot of acid making this show.’ Still, it all holds up, and is summed up by the hostess with the mostest, who farewells: ‘Ladies and gentleman share your drugs.’ However, a glass of bubbles is all you’ll need to help this one go down nicely. being admitted and checked every 30 minutes, under a policy designed to prevent deaths from necrotising fasciitis. But she was discharged after being seen by two doctors and given an x-ray. ‘Staff flagrantly ignored the policy that was there for the very situation Katie found herself in,’ Ms Brown said. ‘Her early warning score should have resulted in regular observations and further investigations.’ Ms Widdowson’s death was caused by the infection and neglect was a contributing factor, the coroner ruled. The family of the victim – who had been with Mr Smith for five years and leaves a young child – said they would take legal action against the hospital. Ms Widdowson’s mother Patricia said: ‘She was beautiful inside and out. She was a genuinely loving girl.’ She said of the sex session: ‘They were a loving couple and it’s nobody’s else’s business what they did behind closed doors.’ 24 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Rich fly to capital in lap belt of luxury by BEN WOODS PRIVATE jet operator GlobeAir has seen soaring demand for London flights as wealthy shoppers in Europe eye luxury goods made cheaper by the Brexit-hit pound. The Austrian-based carrier said flights to the capital had risen by 53 per cent in the first five months of the year compared with 2016. Meanwhile, the Savills Global Luxury Retail report has revealed that 41 new luxury shops opened in London calling: GlobeAir says more wealthy shoppers are travelling to London on its private jets Britain’s capital last year, compared with just 36 in Paris, 24 in Milan and 31 in New York and Dubai. Mauro De Rosa, chief marketing and sales officer of GlobeAir, which has a fleet of 16 Citation Mustang jets, said the luxury boom in London ‘has had a knock-on effect on other sectors that are closely linked to this, including private aviation’. BUSINESS BRIEFING Firms push for EU trade rules BUSINESS chiefs believe trading arrangements with the EU are more important than easy access to workers or the stability of sterling. In a survey on Brexit of almost 4,000 businesses, three out of five wanted a stable trading environment. MarketInvoice also found that firms believed ministers were listening to companies. Quorn-fidence QUORN Foods is to hire 300 more staff and has said it could cope if Brexit led to EU trade tariffs being introduced. The firm, whose factory in Billingham, Teesside, is to benefit from a £150million investment, said demand for its meat substitute was growing in the US and Asia. LEMON AID FOR STALL GIRL A GIRL of five, whose homemade lemonade stand was shut down by an east London council, has been invited to sell her drinks at Borough Market and at other events. Bake Off boom goes soggy BAKE OFF frenzy is cooling with sales of ingredients slumping across the big four supermakets. Home bakers spent almost £27million less in the year, said Kantar Worldpanel. Hopes are pinned on Great British Bake Off’s Channel Four debut. TOURIST RATES Australia (A$).........................1.55 Canada (C$) ...........................1.55 Euro (€)...................................1.06 New Zealand (NZ$)...............1.62 Poland (zloty) ........................4.12 Singapore ($) .........................1.65 South Africa (rand) ............ 15.86 US ($).......................................1.24 Escape Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 25 HVARGONE Yo u id e Travel | Culture | Adventure u r u rban g Why Croatian mayor is wrong on booze ban Page 28 » TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR HOTELS Trend alert! Some of the world’s most exclusive destinations are opening within larger, existing properties to make you feel even more secluded and privileged. Richard Mellor checks in… Habita Suite » TA K E C O V E R C O O L PA S S P O RT H O L D E R S Liberty London in Iphis canvas £75, libertylondon.com Neon coral with RFID protection £34, fossil.com Leather in fluorescent green and ultra-marine £10, amara.com Cute Lulu doll face £55, luluguinness.com Scenic Route Car applique £88, katespade.co.uk Dolce & Gabbana floral-print £215, net-a-porter.com 26 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Escape Travel | Culture | Adventure Continued from: Page 25 » The Level at Meliá Caribe Tropical n o u o xc u e s. es a.com The Bensley Collection Cambodia Found in a leafy quarter of Siem Reap – near Angkor Archaeological Park and its spectacularly wellpreserved temple complexes – the Shinta Mani estate usually boasts two hotels: the high-end 39-room Shinta Mani Angkor and the larger, family-friendly Shinta Mani Shack (above). Due in November are ten art-deco Bensley Collection ultra-luxe pool villas – the work of Bill Bensley, Asia’s go-to luxury architect. Each will have its own estate entrance and a secluded veranda. Those lucky Bensley Collection guests will have access to the pool and restaurants at the Shack as well as the spa and its Khmer healing treatments at the Angkor. From £615 per villa, per night, shintamani.com Sneak peak at chic, secluded boutiques Nobu Hotel Marbella Spain Flagler Club US Atop The Breakers, a swanky ocean-front hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, perches an even swankier boutique. The Flagler Club includes a reception with private elevator and 19 dedicated staff who remember each guest’s name, and exactly how they like their eggs. Those lucky boarders can utilise the Breakers’ golf course, pools and beach, but they’ll probably do their own thing. Why? Because Flagler Club has its own club lounge and terrace. Among additional perks that Breakers guests don’t enjoy are the use of a chauffeured Tesla car with complimentary airport transfers. Doubles from £728 per night, with unlimited golf and tennis, thebreakers.com The Ali’i Hawaii Las Vegas was where the hotelwithin-a-hotel concept began – at MGM’s Mandalay Bay casino in 1999 – but it has extended as far as the USA’s 50th state. The Ali’i is a separate, 13-storey complex for visitors to Honolulu’s Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach who crave a more boutique experience. You’ll enjoy a private library, lobby, cocktail bar, pool terrace and gym, plus plusher rooms and nicer smellies. Plus a leather bracelet ensures priority seating in the main restaurant. No wonder ‘Ali’i’ means royalty in Hawaiian. Doubles from £361 per night, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com In spring 2018, Nobu Hotel Marbella will open its first 49 rooms amid the Puente Romano Beach Resort. Part of the Costa Del Sol’s Golden Mile and dwarfing most Spanish hamlets, Puente Romano itself boasts a long beach, giant spa, and sports from jetskiing to tennis. All of this will be available to Nobu guests, whose own privileges include a private pool, bar and, most excitingly, the exclusive option of ordering from the on-site Nobu restaurant (below) for in-room private dining. Prices tbc, nobuhotels.com 27 28 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Escape W Travel | Culture | Adventure HEN I last visited Hvar around four years ago, I sat on the chilled dockside eating local chocolate ice cream while working out which of the huge, sparkling white yachts I’d buy. Standard Mediterranean fantasy holiday stuff – but, apparently, times have changed. Rikardo Novak, the new mayor of the Croatian island, has just announced a slew of laws to combat the fact that tourists were, he claimed, ‘vomiting in town, urinating on every corner, walking without T-shirts and crawling around unconscious’. To some ears that sounds almost legendary, like Glastonbury with sun, beaches and a Game Of Thronesesque backdrop thrown in. But seriously, what happened? Well, presumably, tourism – party tourism, that is – is what happened. Poor Hvar. Like Magaluf, Faliraki and countless others before it, it’s become a victim of its own slightly lairy success. Sure, the likes of Beyoncé, Demi Moore and Prince Harry have all been here, and there are plenty of posh hotels and fancy restaurants but it’s also turned into a hostel-packed party town. This has led locals to demand something be done about the rowdiness – hence new regulations that stipulate that anyone drinking alcohol or eating in public will be slapped with a £620 fine, while those wearing bikinis or swimming trunks in town will be charged £530. It’s not the first place to introduce fines. Dubrovnik banned folk from walking around in swimwear last year, Rome now prohibits drinking on the streets from 10pm to 7am in summer while Magaluf – that gleaming beacon of Brits-abroad baseness – has introduced a 64-strong list of punishable activities, including climbing trees. Did they have any impact? A quick google of ‘naked’ and ‘Magaluf’ would have you think otherwise. Now, I get not wanting people HVAR’S BAR ON A JAR The Croatian resort island has banned boozing and bikinis in public places. Patrick Welch is a tad disappointed Sign of the times: Tourists’ behaviour has upset Hvar PICS: TEO JELICIC/ŽVELJARIN/FACEBOOK to wee or have sex on your doorstep (I live in a rowdy bit of east London so neither are impossible) but isn’t the dressappropriately-please thing all a bit much? If one of your principal markets is the sun-starved UK, where at the slightest whiff of vitamin D we stampede to the park to disrobe, shouldn’t you just grin and bear it, soothed by the ker-ching-ing of cash registers? Shouldn’t we accept that one country’s deeply offensive is another country’s Tuesday afternoon? Take our Brazilian friends: in Rio, dudes stroll the streets, stand around juice bars – do anything, in fact – within three blocks of the beach attired only in their tiny Speedo-like sungas and no one bats an eyelid... and they’re not even on holiday. The whole thing reminds me of a conversation I had years ago with a lovely y lady from the mayor’s office in Barcelonaa. Utterly aghast, she told me over a posh lunch that Brits were ‘walking down Las Ramblas with their tops off’. Yes, I replied,, that is what we like to do on holiday. It prompted a deeply awkward silence. .Stripped of dignity:. Do your.holidays call to. mind.Greg Davies in. The.Inbetweeners?. .PICTURE: REX. Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 29 Travel | Culture | Adventure Beach suites fit for a duchess Pick up tips from the Moscow mural master THE panels and monochrome murals of StandArt Hotel Moscow, the first Design Hotel member in Russia, are the work of Stanislav Tratsevskiy, best known for his ‘sgraffito’ multilayered Italian wall carving technique. Guests at the T he HOT t s i L From rowboat tours in Sweden to hunting aliens in remote Chile compiled by LISA SCOTT Join the alien quest in the Chilean desert BROOKLYN-BASED Atlas Obscura, an online magazine that celebrates the many curiosities of the world, has joined forces with World Expeditions to launch a collection of suitably unusual trips. The first is called Space Out In Chile’s Atacama Desert and involves joining collector Oscar Muñoz for a visit to the abandoned town of La Noria, where he famously discovered the alien-looking ‘Ata’ skeleton (inset above) in 2003. From £2,890 for seven nights, departs December 8, worldexpeditions.com Escape Row, row, row your boat YOU may be preoccupied with Europe’s sunny beaches but smart adventurers are already planning for autumn. Off The Map travel has launched a new evening experience in a traditional handcrafted rowboat on Scandinavia’s Torne river. You will leave at dusk, oars in hand, with northern Sweden’s fiery October hues reflected in the water and, hopefully, the emerald Northern Lights, too. From £1,199 for four nights, including a night in an Aurora Dome room, offthemap.travel 105-room hotel can now join the artist in his studio for one-on-one masterclasses where they can create their own psychedelic pieces with his guidance. £117 per night, £259 for the masterclass, designhotels.com 30 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Escape Travel | Culture | Adventure GETTING THERE Ryanair offers return flights from London to Gothenburg from £54, ryanair.com Sights and sounds: Kayaking in Bohuslan, the Slipens Hotel, left, and the Way Out West festival, top Sweden’s wild side Give the capital a miss and head west for wine, wilderness and the biggest party of the summer, says Nick Boulos West is best borders Norway. ‘Most people aren’t aware we can grow grapes in our climate but quality has improved in recent years and our wines are winning awards.’ A new tour of the small estate (from £54) reveals the whole process from vine to glass and allows visitors to get involved by trying their hand at pruning and measuring sugar levels followed by lunch and, of course, a spot of wine tasting. Herrgard (doubles from £106, baldersnas.eu), a 200-year-old mansion, all 22 cabins have their own decking overlooking Lake Laxsjon. In the former fishing community of Fiskebackskil, the Slipens Hotel (doubles from £141, slipenshotell.se) Foodie fun has 12 nauticalIf you prefer to get themed rooms your hands dirty, decorated in you can become a honour of wellfarmer for the day known fishermen and learn about and blacksmiths. Nordic cuisine at There’s also a Lindegrens (two hot tub with views days from £554, of the bay and 1,500 lindegrens.se) on a types of whiskey to Sea feed: Catxalot offers farm on the scenic sample in the bar. foraging tours for visitors Bjare Peninsula. Home to Linderods, an ancient breed of pigs that was Red or white? around during Viking days, guests Room with a view If wine is more your thing, you’re will learn about raising the animals Among the newest accommodation in luck. Sweden is fast gaining and cultivating native herbs and attention for its vino. ‘We are a options in west Sweden are a vegetables before cooking young wine nation,’ says Anders cluster of cosy cabins beside the traditional dishes on an open fire. Norberg of Frillestads Vineyard Dalsland Canal. Having opened Seafood, naturally, features (frillestad.com) in Varmland, which last month as part of Baldersnas prominently in these parts. Or, rather, seaweed. ‘We have many of # I N S TA G R A M I N S P O the same kinds that feature in Japanese dishes but eating seaweed Follow Londoner is a relatively new concept in Amy Jane, who Sweden,’ says Jonas Pettersson of has moved to Catxalot (tours from £129, catxalot. Gothenburg, se), a producer who supplies many for her city and of the country’s best restaurants nature shots, and has launched foraging tours. including this one As well as kayaking trips and of sunbathers cookery classes, the seaweed on the rocks in safaris in the Bohuslan archipelago Vastkusten. include hunting for oysters, @anglonavia mussels and the ‘mermaid’s necklace’, as the slimy green stuff is known. ‘It showcases the area in a different light,’ says Pettersson. For many, a trip to Sweden involves a weekend in Stockholm or a stay at the Icehotel in the far north. There’s far more to be discovered, though. West Sweden’s wild terrain has archipelagos, lakes and forests. It’s also home to Gothenburg, the country’s compact but cosmopolitan second city. This year, a host of new hotels, restaurants and experiences mean the region is more tempting than ever. Discover its delights while attending the region’s biggest summer party from August 10-12. Headlining Way Out West festival (tickets from £198, wayoutwest.se) in Gothenburg are Lana Del Rey, The xx and Major Lazer. Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 31 Travel | Culture | Adventure Escape Sally Kirby finds inner peace at the healthy house party of Mellulah Retreats in Dorset H UDDLED around a countryside kitchen table with my fellow retreaters, I’m cooing over a mug of infused stickyweed. I found this hedgerow herb, reputed to remove toxins from the blood and ease skin irritations like eczema, in the sprawling garden just minutes ago. I do wonder, though, if I’m only enjoying this bitter herbal elixir because it’s the last morning of retreat and by the end of the first day our retreat and I am marvelling it feels like we’ve stumbled into a at the beauty of everything. gem of a healthy house party where Mellulah Retreats, near Blandford our new friends Ken, Preet, Finola Forum, is the work of yoga teacher and Saira take us into meditative and holistic therapist Saira states through gongs, Tibetan Francis and I’ve joined her bowls, massages, facials first retreat at the delightful and reflexology. seven-bed Springfield There are more of these long cottage, surrounded by weekends planned throughout green hills that roll the year but in November, through to the Dorset Saira will also launch an Gap, a track crossing exclusive retreat for 16 dating from the guests in Symondsbury Middle Ages. Manor in Dorset. This The owner, an bohemian spot, home to artist called an 18th-century panelled Caroline whose art Healer: Yoga teacher ballroom, is where 16 fills her home, has and founder Saira Francis detoxers will learn about joined us on the Lush: The retreat’s. grounds create a perfect. setting for relaxation. A DETOX FOR THE SPIRIT We also have plenty of time for treatments, walking and napping – it turns out this countryside bolthole even has a small infra-red sauna hidden in the house. During one gong bath, I feel sound waves wash through me – it’s The plan: The a sonic detox. focus of my During the retreat is, in short, afternoon yoga to heal the heart. session in the gardens, Saira tells us it’s we melt into the grass. rare not to have at Fresh: breakfast eggs One evening we least one toxic from a nearby farm participate in a fireside relationship, or trauma drumming workshop in the garden. from childhood, and that yoga, Once we relax, we find our rhythm meditation and sound can help and release any pent-up anger we feel. heal those wounds. plant-based diets and how yoga cleanses toxins from the body. She will launch another first here too: a silent Saturday, which will allow her guests time to reflect and detox the mind. The food: Smashed avocado and fresh eggs from a nearby farm set us up nicely for the day. Chai tea and a show-stopping gluten and dairy-free carrot cake see us through to dinner. The tribe: We are a mix of city and country folk, taking a break from the demands of running busy households and overflowing inboxes. The real world: I leave with recipes and foraging tips in hand. While I may not keep up the stickyweed, I’ll cherish my new-found inner peace. Day retreats from £50 per person, residential from £229 per person, mellulah.co.uk 32 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Escape Travel | Culture | Adventure BOOK C H AT Metro Book Chat is our online book club and we want to hear from you. Read one or more of these titles and share your thoughts at facebook.com/metrobookchat to be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Amazon.co.uk gift card In association with The vinyl hurrah Safe by Ryan Gattis (Picador) ####$ LOS Angeles writer Ryan Gattis has a feel for street slang and nimble characterisation. Safe is set as the 2008 global crash is about to pulverise the US working classes and features two narrators – Ghost, a safecracker and former junkie with a great deal of selfredemption on his mind, and Glasses, a gangbanger who can’t quite escape the thug life. The former takes nearly $1million from the boss of the latter to indulge in some fairly spectacular good deeds. Glasses is set on his trail to take care of him and recover the money. The result? A bobby-dazzler of a thriller. AMAZON IS NOT A SPONSOR OF THIS PROMOTION. FOR GIFT CARD T&Cs, SEE AMAZON.CO.UK W H AT ’ S O N MY K I N D LE KJ HOWE PAUL CONNOLLY KJ Howe is director of ThrillerFest, the crime festival in the US. Her debut novel The Freedom Broker (Headline) is out on Thursday The Force by Don Winslow Winslow’s characterisations are deep and complex and his settings so evocative you feel like you’re there with him. The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne As the author of a book on kidnapping, this appealed to my dark curiosity. This is a brilliant psychological thriller brimming with authenticity and dark secrets. The Switch by Joseph Finder An adrenaline-filled cat-andmouse story that has some of the most amazing chase scenes I’ve ever read. A State Of Freedom Tracks of his tears: The Music Shop charts the life of a music obsessive by Neel Mukherjee (Chatto & Windus) PIC: GETTY The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce (Doubleday) ####$ A LTHOUGH Rachel Joyce’s 1980s-set new novel is a tribute to analogue, you really need to read it with Spotify close by. For the owner of its eponymous music shop – in a parade of struggling shops on the outskirts of an unnamed English city – is Frank, a music nut and vinyl fanatic who can tell just by looking at his customers what record they need to hear. A Chopin obsessive with a broken heart is sent home with Aretha Franklin’s Spirit In The Dark. A couple ##### struggling with young children are advised to listen to Shalamar. Frank has no technical knowledge of music but he knows precisely what was in Beethoven’s heart when he wrote the Moonlight Sonata and why if you like The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, there is a fair chance you’d be interested in Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew. He talks about music so beautifully you’ll immediately want to tune in too. Joyce, whose debut novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry was a big best-seller, specialises in comfort-food stories about off-kilter love affairs between lonely, marginalised people. Frank may understand the landscape of other people’s hearts but he is a stranger in his own, until Ilse Brauchmann walks into his shop one day and changes everything. But in this godforsaken corner of an angry, broken England, caught in the maw of Thatcherism, happy endings are no guarantee. Joyce’s delicately observed novels may taste a bit gooey but there’s just enough vinegar in them to make them palatable. This one both charms and stings and, best of all, will send you in search of music you’ve never heard before – as well as songs you thought you knew. CLAIRE ALLFREE THE VERDICT A romance about a lonely muso that doubles up as a love letter to the power of vinyl FIVE interlocking stories set in a 21st-century India riven by inequality serve as the setting for Mukherjee’s focus on empathy in a fragmented, globalised world. These hallucinatory pieces, in which a violent father abandons his family to make money on the road with a dancing bear, and a clever eight-year-old from the slums abandons her hopes of education when her mum pushes her into service, force the reader into an intimacy with their character’s fracturing dreams. An exceptional portrait of modern India – and one of the best novels this year. CA Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 33 Travel | Culture | Adventure Hot moves: John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, left, which was set in 1970s Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, right, the inspiration for Coleman’s new book Stayin’ Alive in Bay Ridge Rowan Coleman on the streets that were home to Travolta, a killer and the Mafia T plain trees and mostly wooden-clad HE place is Bay Ridge, family homes. Brooklyn, the year 1977. There’s an air of proud individuality Saturday Night Fever has just that hallmarks every house I walk past, finished shooting; Son Of including the one that was used as the Sam, a serial killer, is stalking location for the house of John Travolta’s the streets after dark, the Mafia control Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. the area with brutal efficiency and the You’ll see a jaunty ornamental donkey city is in the grip of an ever-intensifying in one of the gardens, window boxes of heatwave that culminates in the Great geraniums and one gentleman has Blackout of July 13. This was the recreated his home country of time and place that I was Crete in model form in his. trying to understand when There is a wealth of I travelled to Bay Ridge in history here if you know the searing heat of late where to look. summer to research my If you are a Saturday new novel, The Summer Night Fever fan you can Of Impossible Things. track down the locations Not yet a tourist of the film, and stand destination, Bay Ridge is where White Castle Burger a large and sprawling blue.Brooklyn-bound:. used to be or strut under the collar suburb of Brooklyn, a huge city in its own right, with overpass like Travolta does. Rowan Coleman more than 2.5million residents. It’s here in 1977 that local There are no skyscrapers and the women rushed to get their hair bleached gentrification that has transformed other blonde, believing that Son areas like Dumbo or Brooklyn Heights Of Sam preferred brunettes. And if hasn’t fully taken hold, no chi-chi you got on the wrong side of the Mafia galleries or hipster cafés here. then you’d better hope they didn’t What you will find, though, are wide invite you for a drink at the infamous and straight avenues lined with small Gemini Lounge. independent stores, long-established eateries and local businesses. The The Summer Of Impossible residential streets are shaded with Things (Ebury) is out now Escape 36 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Puzzles METROSCOPE by Patrick Arundell CRYPTIC CROSSWORD Across 7. One payment to use road on coral reef (5) 8. A piece of grave writing? (7) 9. Not such a heavy means of ignition (7) 10. No man can be famous (5) 12. Excellent beginning to education (5,5) 15. Not working, having left the convent (3,2,5) 18. Musical about a time I have (5) 19. Ian’s cat can be diabolic (7) 21. Exact summary up to a point (7) 22. Make amends after midday? (5) QUICK CROSSWORD Down 1. Become infatuated with evil Fallon, perhaps (4,2,4) 2. 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SP: Stream Live Ltd SE1 1JA, 0800 0673 330 remaining couples profess undying love/devotion/lust in exchange for a winner’s cheque of £50,000 and shedloads of raunchy photoshoots. Ripper Street BBC2, 9pm This brilliantly written, dark and underrated Victorian saga draws to a murky close with DI Reid determined to bring the devilish Augustus Dove to justice. It’s been a long, hard, and superbly atmospheric trip, with Matthew Macfadyen giving the performance of his career as the demon-battling Reid. NEW Coach Trip: Road To Zante E4, 7.30pm Here’s the perfect antidote to postLove Island blues: you can obsess over the sly scheming and back-seat bitching as tour guide Brendan pipes another coachload of young Brits aboard his continental passion wagon. Who will go all the way to the Greek isle of Zante? KEITH WATSON Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 37 EAT& DRINK Trends | News | Reviews Eat&Drink The latest news and hottest reviews from London’s bar and restaurant scene Tapas: the simple tasting menu is easy to navigate but effective SEÑOR CEVICHE OXFORD CIRCUS ICE CREAM WITH MORE FLAIR RENOWNED chocolatier Pierre Marcolini has launched a line of luxury ice creams available at his Marylebone store. Trad flavours such as chocolate and vanilla will vie with exotic tastes from all over the world, such as rose and pistachio, sesame and toasted coconut or Matcha with yuzu and orange. You can also dip your cone into toppings ranging from almond to cocoa nibs. eu.marcolini.com THIS relaxed Peruvian tapas outpost has just opened in London’s chic Fitzrovia and is refreshingly not too-cool-forschool – but neither is it kitsch or contrived. Aside from a subtle doff of the cap to one of Peru’s most famous exports – a sumptuous marmalade cocktail called Uncle Pastuzo (Paddington Bear’s uncle) – there’s not a stuffed llama or poncho in sight. 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With appetisers of the calibre of the chifa chicharrones (crispy pork belly squares) and sweet potato potstickers (gyoza-style dumplings) – a bargain at £5 – we were concerned the mains would struggle to match up. We needn’t have worried. The sticky-glazed pachamanca pork ribs were the star of the show: the succulent melt-in-the-mouth pork fell off the bone, and the chargrilled chicken leg with rocoto salsa was cooked to perfection – neither cost more than a tenner and the portions were generous. The citrusy ceviche packed a powerful Peruvian punch, with bold flavours and delicate ingredients combining to create a memorable meal that was big on taste without feeling heavy or stodgy. GAVIN BILLENESS senor-ceviche.com 38 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Sport CYCLING TOUR DE FRANCE ODDBALLS u S T R A N G E ST O R I E S F R O M T H E W O R L D O F S P O RT A write honour as Lahm retires with top award PHILIPP LAHM might want to reconsider his retirement plans after being named Germany’s footballer of the year for the first time in his illustrious career. The 33-year-old former captain of Germany and Bayern Munich opted to hang up his boots at the end of last season and received the perfect retirement present with journalists voting him his country’s finest – something Lahm never managed when at the peak of his powers. ‘I think the journalists in the vote have watched me for my entire career,’ he said. ‘It’s a real honour and I’m truly pleased.’ wi s i e i ed s r as s by GAVIN BROWN c r is r p i t t r 1 s ett l ega e v ‘ e op r r o - e ycli i our a p a th n s n n rin fin onal G o e s sta h i r l lef , s 1 n e h r t ir To ng le ’ s to v Victory parade: Froome leads his Sky teammates past the Arc de Triomphe yesterday l . . c u – , r . i i ’ a t e e a s e e y ra a fro . d - i t o o c th l ‘ - ‘ c n. a p W E E K E N D BY N U M B E R S 43 Seconds ahead of the field Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten began the second stage of La Course in Marseille on Saturday, having won Thursday’s opener on the Col d’Izoard. She eventually beat British champion Lizzie Deignan by one minute and 50 seconds. ‘The format needs some work – it was good but there is definitely work to be done,’ Deignan said. ‘I’m open minded to the concept but it needs tidying up.’ 12 Straight wins for Super League leaders Castleford Tigers, who beat Catalans Dragons and now need just one win from seven matches in the Years after Tom Daley won his first individual diving world championship gold medal he claimed victory in the 10metre platform final in Budapest. The 23-year-old first landed the world title in Rome in 2009, at 15, and his father Rob died two years later, aged 40, after a five-year battle with brain cancer. ‘One of my fondest memories of my Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 39 CYCLING TOUR DE FRANCE Sport MAIN PICTURE: REUTERS PARA ATHLETICS Sammi: I want to be as good as McFadden SAMMI KINGHORN revealed she wants to emulate American wheelchair racing legend Tatyana McFadden after claiming her second world title in London yesterday. The Briton added T53 100metres gold to the 200m title she won earlier in the week, with a bronze from the 400m already in the bag. She finished in fifth place last night over 800m. Kinghorn, 21, who claimed her first global titles, admitted she was in awe of the seven-time Paralympic champion, who won 200m gold in the T54 class in London. ‘I’d love to be as good as Tatyana McFadden and compete against every distance and smash them all,’ said the Scot. ‘I’d love to be the first T53 [athlete] to go under 16 seconds [for the 100m], so that’s my aim between now and [the] Tokyo [Paralympics] in 2020. ‘Hopefully one day I can be unbeatable. It’s tough, in para sport, someone can come in after an accident and rise pretty quick. You don’t know. I feel like I’m never going to sleep again. This week has been incredible.’ 275 Lion king: Froome celebra tes on the podium with son Kell an Minutes behind Chris Froome finished Luke Rowe, his Team Sky teammate and the ‘lantern rouge’ – the lastplaced rider OH BROTHER! SI’S ALL WHITE BRITAIN’S Simon Yates won the white jersey given to the Tour’s best young rider, 12 months after it was won by his twin brother Adam dad was in 2009, when I won the worlds and he crashed the press conference,’ Daley said. ‘I hope he will be proud of me today.’ Super 8s to guarantee themselves a semi-final spot. scored seven times in 35 games in all competitions last season. 7 6 Tries without reply as Wigan beat Leeds Rhinos 34-0, including a brace from George Williams and Oliver Gildart. Game ban for El Salvador’s Henry Romero for biting USA striker Jozy Altidore during their Gold Cup quarter-final. 9.95 5th Seconds from Usain Bolt in his first subten-second time of the year to win the 100metres at the Diamond League in Monaco. The eight-time Olympic champion beat America’s Isiah Young (9.98sec) and South African Akani Simbine (10.02) with Britain’s CJ Ujah fourth. £20m Club-record fee West Ham have paid for Stoke attacker Marko Arnautovic (pictured), which could rise to £25m, on a five-year-deal. It is the Hammers’ third signing of the summer following deals for England keeper Joe Hart and fullback Pablo Zabaleta. Arnautovic World title and ninth medal at a major competition for Great Britain’s Sophie Hahn, who won the T38 100m, emulating her achievement in the 200m at London’s World Para Athletics Championships. 17.52m Throw from Britain’s Aled Davies to claim shot-put gold, adding to his F42 discus triumph. Play it again, Sam: Kinghorn with 100m gold BRITAIN secured a hat-trick of silver medals on the final day of the championships. Polly Maton (pictured) grabbed T47 long-jump silver with her final jump of 5.23metres – a lifetime best for the 17-year-old. She said: ‘I cannot put into words quite how much it means to me.’ Mickey Bushell, sixth in the T53 100m final in Rio last year, moved up four places to second yesterday, while Jordan Howe, 21, also took silver in the T35 100m final. Brits have Dunn well with above-para achievements BRITISH Athletics team boss Paula Dunn admitted her team had dealt with the pressure after passing their target of 26 to 30 medals. Britain finished with 39 to end third in the medal table. Dunn told the BBC: ‘There was pressure but my message was let’s have fun and if you’re happy, you run faster, jump further or higher and throw further.’ 40 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Sport CRICKET WOMENS WORLD CUP PICTURE: REUTERS THEY SAID IT ‘@Anya_shrubsole 2001 – What a place! I’d like to play here ....for England ... in a World Cup final.’ A tweet from England hero’s father of a young Anya looking out at Lord’s helped inspire Shrubsole yesterday ‘Booooooooommmmmmmmm @Anya-shrubsole .... #WorldChampions What a great spectacle for the Game ... !!! Well done India as well...’ Champions: England players congratulate each other after beating India at Lord’s Former England captain Michael Vaughan ‘England Ladies wonderful! You’re playing better than the men.’ ‘I’ve been trying for years and today finally my daughters want to play cricket! inspirational.’ Geoffrey Boycott Ex-England batsman Paul Collingwood Anya grabs nail-biting win with six of the best by DANIEL JONES ANYA SHRUBSOLE inspired a stunning fightback as England lifted the World Cup in the most dramatic fashion with a thrilling win over India at Lord’s. Mithali Raj’s team looked to be well in control at 190 for three as they chased a victory target of 229. But Shrubsole took five wickets in 19 balls to finish with figures of six for 46 as the hosts got home by nine runs in front of a fullhouse crowd at the home of cricket. ‘I am lost for words. It is a dream,’ said England’s hero. ‘It is a fitting final of what was a brilliant World Cup. There was a huge amount of pressure.’ After electing to bat first, England lost wickets at regular intervals but posted a respectable total thanks largely to the contributions of Natalie Sciver (51) and Sarah Taylor (45). Shrubsole removed the dangerous Smriti Mandhana for a duck in the second over of the reply but India recovered well as Poonam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur (51) moved them towards their victory target. The game seemed up by the time Raut, struggling with cramp, finally fell leg-before to Shrubsole for 86, leaving India 191 for four. However, the wickets continued to tumble and Shrubsole eventually won it by clean-bowling Rajeshwari Gayak- SCOREBOARD ENGLAND WOMEN L Winfield b Gayakwad ......................................24 T T Beaumont c Goswami b Yadav .................. 23 S J Taylor c Verma b Goswami ..........................45 H C Knight lbw b Yadav......................................... 1 N R Sciver lbw b Goswami .................................51 F C Wilson lbw b Goswami .................................. 0 K H Brunt run out ...............................................34 J L Gunn not out .................................................. 25 L A Marsh not out ................................................14 Extras lb3 w7 nb1 .................................................11 Total 7 wkts (50 overs).....................................228 Fall: 1-47 2-60 3-63 4-146 5-146 6-164 7-196 Bowling: Goswami 10-3-23-3, Pandey 7-0-53-0, Gayakwad 10-1-49-1, Sharma 9-0-39-0, Yadav 10-0-36-2, Kaur 4-0-25-0 INDIA WOMEN P Raut lbw b Shrubsole ....................................86 S Mandhana b Shrubsole ................................... 0 M D Raj run out ................................................... 17 H Kaur c Beaumont b Hartley ..........................51 V Krishnamurthy c Sciver b Shrubsole .......... 35 S Verma b Hartley ................................................ 0 D G Sharma c Sciver b Shrubsole ....................14 J N Goswami b Shrubsole ................................... 0 S Pandey run out ................................................. 4 Yadav not out ........................................................ 1 R S Gayakwad b Shrubsole ................................ 0 Extras lb3 w7 nb1 .................................................11 Total (48.4 overs) ............................................. 219 Fall: 1-5 2-43 3-138 4-191 5-196 6-200 7-201 8-218 9-218 Bowling: Brunt 6-0-22-0, Shrubsole 9.4-0-466, Sciver 5-1-26-0, Gunn 7-2-17-0, Marsh 10-140-0, Hartley 10-0-58-2, Knight 1-0-7-0 England beat India by nine runs wad, the very next ball after a glaring dropped catch from Jenny Gunn. A relieved England captain Heather Knight said: ‘It felt like she dropped the World Cup to be honest. But we got over the line. I can’t stop smiling. I am so proud of this group of girls.’ Out: Shrubsole celebrates taking the wicket of Mandhana Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 41 FOOTBALL Pep splashes cash again to sign full-back Danilo Sport IN BRIEF by JUSTIN PALMER PEP GUARDIOLA has spent big again as he attempts to propel Manchester City to Premier League glory next season, splashing out £26.5million to sign full-back Danilo from Real Madrid. Guardiola has already paid £45m for fellow full-back Kyle Walker from Tottenham this summer. Walker followed Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva (£43m) and Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes (£35m) to the Etihad, while Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy is poised to join for around £52m. Brazilian Danilo, 26, signed a five-year deal and will join up with his new teammates on City’s tour of the United States after agreeing personal terms and passing his medical. ‘I am very, very happy to be joining Manchester City,’ he said. ‘There has been strong interest from other clubs, but it has always been my ambition to play for Pep Guardiola. As soon as I heard of his interest, I knew immediately I wanted to be a City player.’ Up and running: Kirby wheels away after her early strike ■ PEDRO will return home from Chelsea’s pre-season tour after he suffered concussion during Saturday’s 3-0 friendly victory over Arsenal in Beijing. The 29-year-old Spain international (above) collided heavily with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina. Blues say sorry over Kenedy’s China posts City slicker: Brazilian defender Danilo signs a five-year deal at the Etihad after joining from Real Madrid Slim chance: Portugal celebrate their opener in yesterday’s 2-1 win that all but ended Scotland’s hopes Career-best knock from Liam Livingstone helped Lancashire to a 31-run victory over Durham at Old Trafford in the T20 Blast LIONESSES BENEFIT FROM REF JUSTICE ENGLAND made it two wins from two at Euro 2017 but only after a massive let-off against Spain in rain-soaked Breda last night. The Lionesses got off to the perfect start as Fran Kirby slid them ahead with just 94 seconds played. However, only a bizarre U-turn from Italian referee Carina Vitulano preserved their lead with a quarter of an hour remaining. Ellen White handled a cross from the left and, having awarded Spain a penalty, the official then WOMEN’S EUROS GROUP D England 2 Spain 0 changed her mind having wrongly disallowed a Millie Bright header earlier. England took full advantage, sewing up a second win with Jodie Taylor’s finish to march towards the quarter-finals. T R A N S F E R TA L K No way De Gea will move to Real, guarantees Jose JOSE MOURINHO can ‘guarantee’ David De Gea will be staying at Manchester United this summer, saying Real Madrid missed the chance to sign the Spanish goalkeeper (pictured). ‘I can guarantee that he’s not going this season, that I can,’ Mourinho said ahead of facing his former club in the International 61no PICTURE: GETTY Danilo made 55 appearances for Real after joining in the summer of 2015 and joins City in top form after winning the Spanish title last season. He also won two Champions Leagues, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup with the Madrid giants. Danilo hopes to enjoy similar success with City, adding: ‘Collectively it was a great season because the team won La Liga and the Champions League. ‘You have to learn how to win and I love winning. Undoubtedly it was very important for me being on the pitch and always winning. [I am committed] to the club, to the city and to Pep’s managerial style, and all that helps the club win trophies.’ France international Mendy, 23, also flew out to Los Angeles yesterday to have a medical. FOOTBALL CHELSEA have issued an apology after admitting Instagram posts by Brazilian defender Kenedy had caused ‘great offence and hurt the feelings of the people of China.’ Kenedy posted the messages ahead of the Blues’ win over Arsenal in Beijing and the 21-yearold was jeered during the preseason friendly at the Bird’s Nest. He later apologised for his comments and deleted the posts and said it was ‘not intentional’ to cause any offence. Champions Cup in Santa Clara last night. ‘And my feeling is that it will be very difficult for him to go. It will be very difficult for him to go because he’s a very honest boy, very straight. ‘I see him really happy and focused and working better than ever, so for me 100 per cent he stays with us.’ @metrosportHQ ON THE GRAPEVINE ■ MIDDLESBROUGH have knocked back a third bid from West Brom for Ben Gibson. ■ RB Leipzig are adamant Liverpool target Naby Keita will not be leaving this summer. ■ MARCO VERRATTI is unlikely to leave PSG for Barcelona or Manchester United. ■ DEPORTIVO La Coruna have offered Lucas Perez the value of his Arsenal contract – spread over ten years – and a future role as director of football in a bid to persuade him to return. Barca hope on Neymar BARCELONA coach Ernesto Valverde says he hopes Neymar stays as speculation mounts over a world-record £200million move to Paris Saint-Germain. ‘We want Neymar to be with us,’ Valverde said after the forward scored twice in a 2-1 friendly win over Juventus in New Jersey. In-form Saints have Hol lot of optimism RUGBY LEAGUE ST HELENS coach Justin Holbrook is delighted with his side’s position going into the Super 8s after they ended the regular season with a 41-16 win at Wakefield. Danny Richardson, Tommy Makinson, James Roby, Zeb Ta’ia, Regan Grace and Louie McCarthyScarsbrook (pictured) got the tries to secure a third consecutive win and move Saints within a point of fifth-placed Wakefield. ‘We’re showing we’re right in the mix, which is exciting,’ said Holbrook. ‘We’re heading in the right direction for sure.’ Peaty sets the pace ahead of world final SWIMMING OLYMPIC champion Adam Peaty qualified quickest for tonight’s 100metres breaststroke final at the world championships in Budapest. The 22-year-old, from Uttoxeter, clocked a championship record 57.75 seconds in his semi-final. Kevin Cordes, of the United States, was second quickest in 58.64sec, while Scot Ross Murdoch also qualified for the final. 42 METRO Monday, July 24, 2017 Sport GOLF THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP THE OPEN BRIEFING BY NICK METCALFE, AT ROYAL BIRKDALE WITNESSING GRACE ENTER RECORD BOOKS A DELIGHT WATCHING South Africa’s Branden Grace make history here by becoming the first man to score 62 in a major was a genuine privilege. It’s true conditions were pretty much perfect for the top players on thirdround day but still, to post a 62 on such a grand stage was a magnificent effort. It was amazing to hear Grace (below) did not know he had secured himself a place in the record books – his caddie Zack Rasego had to tell him. It was probably for the best, as he would have felt much more pressure had the enormity of the moment dawned on him. I did feel a bit sorry for Phil Mickelson, who came within a whisker of achieving the feat first during last year’s Royal Troon Open. For me, Grace’s superb achievement also laid bare the limitations of the BBC’s nightly highlights programme. They didn’t join Grace properly until he was on the 17th. In a lorry trouble: Spieth’s wayward drive off the 13th tee saw him hollering at fans to move back and talking to officials near the equipment trucks about where he could drop his ball 70 Final-round score for Ian Poulter after his bid for a first major title faltered over the final two days. Poulter, who ended two under, said: ‘There’s nothing about this weekend I’ve enjoyed. I had a lousy weekend – nothing to be proud about.’ ■ IT FEELS like the attention of the whole sporting world was on Tommy Fleetwood on Thursday but from the back nine that day onwards, we pretty much all forgot about him. So, let me give the big local hope some credit here – rounds of 69, 66 and 70 left him a respectable one over for the week. He certainly enjoyed his walk down the final fairway yesterday. ‘You watch on TV all the time and I’ll have been sulking in my chair the last thee years,’ Fleetwood said. ‘That walk was brilliant. It was a thing of beauty.’ T H E Y S A I D I T. . . ‘F****** miles, a long way away. Golf shots are a long way away. Mental is a long way away. Scoring is a long way away.’ Former Masters champion Danny Willett sees no light at the end of the tunnel despite playing all four rounds at Birkdale. The 29-year-old, first out yesterday and hampered by an ongoing back injury, carded a final-round 71 to finish nine over. YOU CARN BEAT RETURN HOME THE Open returns to Scotland next year with Carnoustie staging the tournament for the first time since 2007, the year Padraig Harrington beat Sergio Garcia in a play-off to win the title. I think I tend to be happier when this famous old event takes place north of Hadrian’s Wall. It feels like the sport is properly going home. JORDAN SPIETH produced his best golf when it mattered most to win the sport’s grandest major. It’s just what great champions do. We began the week asking if any of the three superstars of the game – Dustin Johnson, Spieth and Rory McIlroy – were ready to dominate the sport. Spieth took a big step in that direction. But boy, did the 23-year-old make hard work of it yesterday. We were talking about a possible procession when we arrived at Royal Birkdale by NICK METCALFE Golf Correspondent, at Birkdale for the final day. The golfing gods had very different ideas. Spieth started in surprisingly nervous fashion, with three bogeys in his first four holes. His putting, usually so assured, was erratic. His overnight three-shot lead over Matt Kuchar had disappeared. Spieth did respond with a birdie on the fifth but by the time he missed a tiddler for par on the ninth green, the American pair at the top of the leaderboard were level again. Kuchar was not exactly setting the world on fire himself but he suddenly had a big chance. The majority of fans, who were here in tremendous numbers again, were very much on the side of the 39-year-old. British golf galleries have huge respect for Spieth but it seems genuine affection is a fair way off yet. The key moment of McIlroy rues a missed opportunity as he fails to complete Ror-ing comeback RORY McILROY reflected on what might have been after falling short at Birkdale. The 2014 champion battled back from the loss of five shots over the opening six holes of his first round to finish on five under par. As he signed for his closing 67 he was just a stroke off the clubhouse lead held by Li Haotong but felt he should have applied more pressure. The world No.4 said: ‘I wanted to get at least level with him, if not beat him. I didn’t quite get there. ‘I was within four [of the lead] at one point, playing 13 or 14 and I thought with the two par fives coming up I had the chance to at least scare them a little bit. ‘But it’s tough out there, it really is. It is tough coming in.’ It is almost three years since McIlroy won the last of his four majors, the US PGA Championship. The 28-year-old added: ‘One year feels like too long but these things happen – Jack Nicklaus went through a stretch where he didn’t win a major in three years. ‘I’m not comparing myself to Jack but it’s hard to win them. ‘I feel three years has been too long but I’m not going to rush it.’ Grass act: McIlroy plays his approach to the 18th Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 43 GOLF THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP MAIN PICTURE: GETTY Motoring to the title: Like Seve Ballesteros (above), who famously fired a drive into a car park at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 1979, Spieth (left) escaped and ended up celebrating with the Claret Jug Sport Fuming Andrew has a beef with clown comment AN ANGRY Andrew Johnston insists he was right to answer criticism of him on social media ahead of his final round. The 28-year-old finished his round on Saturday to discover a radio station was running a poll asking if the Englishman was an inspiration or a clown. Johnston, known by the nickname ‘Beef’, objected to the use of the word clown and took to Twitter to defend himself, which led to something of a slanging match. He returned to Royal Birkdale to shoot a round of 71, dropping to one over par for the tournament but insisted the spat had not affected him. ‘I got in after my round and then [I was] showed a poll saying am I an inspiration or a clown, and I kind of went off a little bit. It annoyed me,’ Johnston said. ‘I don’t mind being criticised, I think it’s good taking people’s opinions to see what I can do better. ‘But when he’s taking the p*** out of my face, my teeth and stuff like that, I think it’s bang out of order. You’ve got to stand up [to it].’ T H E Y S A I D I T. . . Annoyed: Johnston reacted after being criticised Top amateur is Alf way to turning pro 235,000 Fans attended the tournament at Royal Birkdale, a new record for the Open in England. The aggregate attendance is also the third best for an Open ever, behind the St Andrews marks of 239,000 and 237,000 from 2000 and 2015 ters. Spieth eventually played his the day surely came on the 13th. third shot from the driving range, to What chaos we saw there. Spiethe edge of the green, and ended up with th’s wayward drive found deep rough. He took an unplayable lie, and then talked for a bogey five. He had fallen one shot behind but it actually around 20 minutes with rules officials about where he should take his penalty drop and play felt like a momentum shift in his favour. Spieth’s golf was glorious from that point. He his third shot. Heaven knows what the wait did for Kuchar – he showed admirable patience – nearly holed his tee shot on the short 14th, makwhile our minds were racing back to Spieth’s ing birdie, and rolled home a superb eagle putt shocking collapse on the 12th at the 2016 Mas- from distance on the 15th. Another birdie fol- FINAL SCORES (Gbr & Ire unless stated, par 70, a = amateurs): 268 Jordan Spieth (USA) 65 69 65 69 271 Matt Kuchar (USA) 65 71 66 69 274 Haotong Li (Chn) 69 73 69 63 275 Rory McIlroy 71 68 69 67, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa) 67 73 67 68 276 Brooks Koepka (USA) 65 72 68 71, Alex Noren (Swe) 68 72 69 67, Marc Leishman (Aus) 69 76 66 65, Branden Grace (Rsa) 70 74 62 70, Matthew Southgate 72 72 67 65 277 Chan Kim (USA) 72 68 67 70, Paul Casey 66 77 67 67, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 69 73 65 70 278 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 68 72 66 72, Chris Wood 71 72 68 67, Jason Dufner (USA) 73 71 66 68, Zach Johnson (USA) 75 66 71 66, Ian Poulter 67 70 71 CHINA’S Li Haotong shot to fame for the second time in three weeks with the jointlowest final round in a major. The world No.107 (right) came to the golfing world’s attention courtesy of his mother after she was spotted on television wading into a pond at the French Open to retrieve her son’s putter. But it was Li’s exploits on the 70, Austin Connelly (Can) 67 72 66 73 279 Charley Hoffman (USA) 67 73 72 67, Xander Schauffele (USA) 69 75 70 65 280 Richard Bland 67 72 70 71, Richie lowed on the 16th, and Spieth was two clear. The job was nearly done. Both men birdied the 17th. Kuchar then dropped a shot on the final hole as Spieth parred it to finish on 12 under after a final-day 69. As Li Haotong ended third on six under after a superb final-round 63, with McIlroy and Rafa Cabrera-Bello tied for fourth on five under, Spieth could celebrate winning by three shots. How he did so is already the stuff of golfing folklore. course which grabbed the headlines as he fired a brilliant 63 to finish third on six under at Royal Birkdale. ‘It feels awesome. I can’t explain,’ said the Open debutant, who is trying to live down his mum’s escapades. ‘Actually my mum didn’t know I broke my putter in the lake and she just tried to help. I felt sorry for her.’ Ramsay 68 70 70 72, Adam Scott (Aus) 69 74 70 67, Rickie Fowler (USA) 71 71 67 71, Jamie Lovemark (USA) 71 69 70 70 281 Jason Day (Aus) 69 76 65 71, Andrew Johnston 69 74 67 71, Tommy Fleetwood 76 69 66 70, Lee Westwood 71 74 69 67, Tony Finau (USA) 70 73 67 71, Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 69 76 72 64, ALFIE PLANT plans to turn professional in the autumn after winning the silver medal at Birkdale. The 25year-old Londoner knew the prize for the leading amateur at Royal Birkdale was his after making the cut on Friday and finished six over Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 70 73 68 70, Daniel Berger (USA) 68 76 70 67, Bubba Watson (USA) 68 72 71 70, David Drysdale 72 73 66 70 282 Steve Stricker (USA) 70 72 69 71, Soren Kjeldsen (Den) 71 71 72 68, Laurie Canter 70 72 72 68, Sergio Garcia (Spa) 73 69 68 72, Russell Henley (USA) 70 70 75 67, Martin Kaymer (Ger) 72 72 70 68, Webb Simpson (USA) 71 74 70 67 283 Ross Fisher 70 72 66 75, Joost Luiten (Ned) 68 72 70 73, Andrew Dodt (Aus) 69 75 69 70, Kevin Na (USA) 68 75 68 72, Sung-hoon Kang (Kor) 68 73 76 66, Peter Uihlein (USA) 72 72 69 70, Yi-Keun Chang (Kor) 71 71 71 70, Jon Rahm (Spa) 69 74 70 70, Matthew Fitzpatrick 69 73 68 73, Thomas Pieters (Bel) 69 75 68 71 284 Dustin Johnson (USA) 71 72 64 77, Scott Hend (Aus) 71 74 65 74, JB Holmes par after shooting 73 in his final round. Plant (pictured) said: ‘Hopefully I’m going to be picked for the Walker Cup in September, but then I’ll try out for tour school after that. You have to go when you’re ready and go when you’ve got some good results behind you.’ (USA) 71 72 71 70, Justin Rose 71 74 69 70, Toby Tree 70 75 69 70, Kevin Kisner (USA) 70 71 74 69, Jimmy Walker (USA) 72 72 70 70, 285 Ernie Els (Rsa) 68 73 70 74 286 Mike Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) 75 70 70 71, K.T. Kim (Kor) 73 71 69 73, Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 66 78 71 71, Shaun Norris (Rsa) 71 74 65 76, Sean O’Hair (USA) 72 73 71 70, Thorbjorn Olesen (Den) 70 72 74 70, Young-Han Song (Kor) 71 74 69 72, (a) Alfie Plant 71 73 69 73 287 Brandon Stone (Rsa) 73 72 68 74, Gary Woodland (USA) 70 69 74 74, Joseph Dean 72 72 70 73, Andy Sullivan 70 75 69 73, 288 James Hahn (USA) 68 76 70 74, Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 69 75 71 73 289 Danny Willett 71 74 73 71 290 Kent Bulle (USA) 68 72 74 76 FROOME’S TOUR DE FOURTH ENGLAND ON TOP OF THE WORLD KATHERINE IN BRUNT leads the celebrations e by capturing ur ng a selfie of the triumphant England team after they won the Women’s Cricket World Cup with a narrow victory over India at Lord’s. ‘Hopefully this will be a springboard for women’s cricket,’ said England captain Heather Knight. Cycling: Pages 38-39 » Cricket: Page 40 » JOR DROPPING Spieth survives scare to seal Open glory with scorching finish JORDAN SPIETH produced an incredible escape and then a brilliant finish to win The Open on a day of unrelenting drama at Royal Birkdale. Spieth looked like he might throw the title away to Matt Kuchar when he made an almighty mess of the 13th but he crucially emerged with a bogey and then made three birdies and an eagle in his fi- by NICK METCALFE Golf Correspondent, at Birkdale nal five holes for a third major title. Spieth (right) now just needs to win the US PGA for a career grand slam. The 23-year-old was level with Kuchar when his drive on the 13th flew into unplayable rough. After a 20-minute chat with officials, he hit his third shot from the practice driving range after taking a drop and eventually made a bogey five. After that, the American’s golf was stunning. He nearly made a hole-in-one on the 14th, rolled home an eagle putt on the next hole and then birdied the 16th and 17th as he won by three. ‘The [bogey] putt on 13 was just mas- sive,’ Spieth said. ‘We had momentum [by the 14th] and all of a sudden I felt I could win. I drank some wine from the Claret Jug when Zach Johnson won two years ago and people said that was bad luck. I started to believe them after nine holes today.’ Golf: Pages 42-43 » ©Associated Newspapers Ltd, 2010. Metro® The mark METRO is a registered trade mark of Associated Newspapers Ltd. PICTURES: AP/AFP CHRIS FROOME E salutes u his triumph in Paris aris yesterday as the British rider seals his fourth Tour de France. ‘It’s just an amazing feeling,’ said the Team Sky rider, who confirmed he has now set his sights on equalling the all-time record of five Tour de France victories.