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Monday, July 24, 2017
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‘We didn’t say
we’d write off
student debts’
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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!!’
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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?
Hammond,
Separate reports
Mrs May attends
according to the
suggested
church in Berkshire
Party Members
constituency
yesterday PA
Project funded by
parties were
the Economic and
losing confidence
Social Research
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Council.
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Monday, July 24, 2017 METRO 3
Who fancies a
cool Beer? Me,
says Brooklyn
Easy, rider! From left, Beckham enjoys life on open road, footage of clifftop ride, drinking with pal Derek White, and on a rest stop as police drive by PICTURES: INSTAGRAM
BECK TOGETHER
BROOKLYN BECKHAM
couldn’t take his eyes off his
new girlfriend Madison Beer
during a shopping trip in
Beverly Hills.
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
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CHRIS WILLIAMSON/
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Dear Tony,
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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
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mor tan Tss (but
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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.’
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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
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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
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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.’
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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.
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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/
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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£215, net-a-porter.com
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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)
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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.
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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)
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The Music Shop
by Rachel Joyce
(Doubleday)
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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
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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
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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
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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. Make a fraudulent imitation of
a smithy (5)
3. Conspiracy to put fifty in a
container (4)
4. The man is concealing skill at
cards (6)
5. Nice plan to get over the summit
(8)
6. When time flies when not eating
(4-3)
11. He does his work in record time!
(4,6)
13. Beneath one’s dignity if daring to
go out (5,3)
14. Footballer involved in industrial
dispute? (7)
16. Hurries to see the unedited film (6)
17. Loner out to register (5)
20. Wood Kate ordered (4)
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Ring of light (4)
Whaler’s spear (7)
Radiator, eg (6)
In favour of (3)
Additional (5)
Knitting rods (7)
Mistake (5)
Tennis shot (3)
US state (5)
Bode (5)
Discourage (5)
Quick
Across: 3 Amiss; 9 Quince; 10 Ocelot; 11 Taboo; 12 Afar;
15 Touché; 17 Decagon; 19 Tow; 20 Water; 22 Staid;
Across: 1 Generated; 8 Icy; 9 Provisional; 11 Dresses; 24 Right; 25 Dread; 27 Are; 29 Lateral; 32 Let out;
12 Motel; 13 Stench; 15 Acacia; 17 Impel; 18 Ingress; 34 Rude; 35 Guppy; 37 Blight; 38 Legate; 39 Tunes.
20 Shepherdess; 22 Eye; 23 Torch song.
Down: 1 Squad; 2 Lilac; 3 Act; 4 Meadow; 5 Soot;
Down: 2 Ear; 3 Reins; 4 Thirst; 5 Dynamic;
6 Scooter; 7 Elect; 8 Strew; 13 Feature; 14 Rapid;
6 Pilot scheme; 7 Tyroleans; 10 Overexposed;
16 Hothead; 18 Nasal; 21 River; 23 Drought; 26 Dapple;
11 Dismissed; 14 Collect; 16 Higher; 19 Girth; 21 Sin. 27 Alibi; 28 Ethic; 30 Rural; 31 Level; 33 Tutu; 36 Yes.
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Princess Diana in a Paris car crash
brought out a huge outpouring of
grief across the country. Hearing her
sons, princes William and Harry,
recall their relationship with her
could have felt mawkish and
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the time of their mother’s death,
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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
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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.
We’re shown to our table by
the charming Andre, who looked
after us all night without being
fawning or over-attentive, and
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hu & Sat 2.30pm
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D UTC H B RU N C H NAI LE D IT
VODKA distillers Ketel One are
launching a series of Dutch
brunches, in collaboration with
Instagram @symmetrybreakfast
maker Michael Zee. Held at east
London restaurant Paradise
Garage on July 30 and August 20,
expect Dutch faves like ox cheek
bitterballen, chewy caramel
stroopwafels and sweet pampoen
koekies (pumpkin fritters). Bloody
Marys compulsory.
paradise254.com
SOMETIMES the simplest things
are the best, particularly when
it comes to whisky (single malt,
anyone?) So to celebrate National
Scotch Day, here’s a very simple
recipe. Despite its Scottish
ingredients, this cocktail was
invented in Manhattan in the
1960s – we say slàinte, anyway!
Rusty Nail
■ 1 part Drambuie
■ 2 parts whisky
Build over ice, stir, add lemon twist.
we’re straight into the pisco. My
dining partner’s opener, ‘Pisco
of the day’, a take on the classic
sour with a lavender twist and a
rosemary garnish, hit the spot;
my zingy, ginger Ayahuasca
was fresh and moreish.
The concise tapas
menu is uncomplicated
and as dazzling on
the palate as it looks
on the plate. 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
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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.’
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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.’
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Lion king: Froome celebra
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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.
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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.
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