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THE
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
FOR A GREATER BRITAIN
HOSPITAL FOR
PRINCE PHILIP
LESS THAN THE
DAILY MIRROR
50p
thesun.co.uk
By EMILY ANDREWS, Royal Correspondent
Hip op . . . Duke
PRINCE Philip was admitted to hospital yesterday
ahead of an operation on his hip today.
The 96-year-old is thought to have been in pain for
a month. A source said: “There’s no sense of panic.”
Full Story — Page 11
BLOOD ON OUR STREETS
lInnocent Tanesha
shot dead by gang
lTeen murdered
as tally rises to 49
MINISTER
ADELE: I
MARRIED
TV ALAN
STAR ORDAINED: SEE PAGE 5
Victim . . .
Tanesha
Melbourne
SHE DIED
IN MUM’S
ARMS
PEP & KLOPP’S KOP BLOCKBUSTER
By MATT WILKINSON
A TEENAGE girl shot by mistake in
a gangland feud died cradled in
her sobbing mum’s arms.
Trainee
hairdresser
Tanesha
Melbourne, 17, was walking with
friends when a car pulled up and a
gunman opened fire.
Her killing in Tottenham, North
London, on Monday evening was
followed by the death last night of
another teen. It takes the 2018 tally
on the capital’s streets to 49 – a
Continued on Page Seven
SEE
SUNSPORT
2 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
1GM
CORBYN PASSOVER STORM
JEZ: ISRAEL HATE
DO
‘GOOD
THING’
Dinner fuels party anti-Semitism row
Tribute . . . Ms Shah
Killings
glorified
LABOUR 2
CRISIS
LABOUR
MP
Naz
Shah glorified comments by the late Winnie
Mandela
about
burning rivals to death.
The
“RIP”
tweet
quoted the anti-Apartheid campaigner saying: “With our box of
matches and our necklaces we shall liberate
our country.”
The reference to killing people with a burning tyre was deleted.
LABOUR CRISIS 1
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
and ALEX DIAZ
UNREPENTANT Jeremy
Corbyn insists that his
dinner with a group
that has demanded the
destruction of Israel
was a “good thing”.
The Sun Says — Page Ten
1k more
sign up
His refusal to say sorry
for attending the meeting
of
radical
organisation
Jewdas
inflamed
the
party’s anti-Semitism row.
LABOUR 3
CRISIS
Mr Corbyn marked Jewish
holiday Passover on Saturday
with the far-left fringe group.
His apparent endorsement
of the group, which has
called Israel a “steaming pile
of sewage which needs to be
disposed of”, sparked fury.
Former Labour peer Lord
Sugar told ITV News: “This
country needs to get rid of
him. He is dangerous.”
But Mr Corbyn insisted
he “learnt a lot” from
talking to youngsters at
the Seder feast in North
London. The left-winger
LABOUR has signed
up 1,714 members during a month of bitter
internal strife sparked
by the anti-Semitism
row within the party.
But 470 supporters
ripped up their membership cards during
the
four
weeks
of
furore stoked by the
ongoing issue.
Current membership
in the Labour Party
stands
at
546,110,
leaked figures show.
Anger . . . Jezza
‘N-WORD’
VINCE RAP
LIB Dem leader Sir Vince
Cable sparked uproar last
night
after
repeating
the
N-word from a historic election slogan in a speech.
He was recalling a campaign
slogan reportedly used by a
Conservative MP in the 1960s,
that “if you want a n***** for a
neighbour, vote Labour”.
Sir Vince was speaking at a
launch for black and minority
ethnic council candidates.
He recently denied being
racist after claiming Brexit
voters wanted a world where
“faces were white”.
HOME Secretary Amber Rudd has reignited
rumours that she is eyeing the Tory leadership
by hosting a secret fundraising dinner where
millionaire donors paid £2,000 each.
The event came amid speculation from Cabinet colleagues that she has been courting up to
80 Tory MPs in preparation for a tilt at No10
before the next election.
One told The Sun she is “streets ahead”
of her rivals and has been “turning up”
at other MP’s constituency events.
Another MP added: “She’s not being
very subtle about it.”
Rich guests were invited to London’s
Carlton Club and were then asked to
make donations. Ex-Vodafone boss Sir
Fundraising dinner . . . Ms Rudd
4
7
4
NEWCASTLE
LEEDS
LIVERPOOL
MANCHESTER
9
NORWICH
BIRMINGHAM
DUBLIN
10
CARDIFF 9
9 PLYMOUTH
9
BRISTOL
The Sun Says — Page Ten
1M IN BUS
LANE FINE
Christopher Gent, Remain campaign donor
Alexia Florman and Virgin Money boss
Jayne-Anne Gadhia’s husband Ashok were said
to have forked out £2,000 each.
The lucrative tin-shaking party was held
just days before Theresa May publicly
joked about Ms Rudd’s leadership hopes.
The PM quipped to journalists last
month
that
David
Cameron
had
warned her to “worry about ambitious
female Home Secretaries”.
Last night a source close to Ms
Rudd insisted that all the funds were
raised to help her fight her ultramarginal seat of Hastings and Rye.
EVENS
EDINBURGH
EXCLUSIVE by HARRY COLE
4
BELFAST
worst
it
was
deliberately
designed to cause offence.”
MR Corbyn has backed
down over a bid to axe a
moderate MP. Dan Jarvis will
not have to quit his Barnsley
seat to run as Sheffield mayor.
t.newtondunn@the-sun.co.uk
Rudd ‘leader’ bid
ABERDEEN
GLASGOW
cops. Co-founder Joseph Finlay, 37, refused to comment
outside his home in Southgate, North London, yesterday.
The musical theatre composer has previously claimed
that Labour’s anti-Semitism
row is an “absurdity”.
Last night a Jewish Labour
MP said Mr Corbyn’s actions
were “highly provocative”.
They said: “At best it was
an error of judgment, at
10
SOUTHAMPTON
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LONDON
TODAY: Widespread showers,
some thundery, falling as snow in
higher parts of Scotland and
Northern Ireland. Drier later.
TONIGHT: A band of rain over
Scotland will move southeastwards, bringing some hill snow
to the Pennines before easing after
midnight.
OUTLOOK: Largely dry and bright
with spells of sunshine for most on
Thursday. Showers in western
Scotland, expected to be wintry
over high ground before gradually
easing and becoming increasingly
isolated later.
Milder on Friday but with further
outbreaks of rain in western areas.
THU 8˚
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squares, so each row and column
equal totals in circles. Digits
cannot be repeated in a row or
column, and only even numbers
can go in shaded squares.
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PUZZLES: PAGE 40
May told:
Act over
Iran wife
By LYNN DAVIDSON
THE husband of a British
mum
jailed
in
Iran
demanded yesterday that
Theresa May takes over
from Boris Johnson to
secure her freedom.
Richard Ratcliffe, 43,
accused the Foreign Secretary
of
“not
doing
enough” on the second
anniversary of Nazanin
Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s jailing.
He said: “Nazanin is
still in prison, so the Foreign Secretary has not
done enough. We have to
push up a level and that’s
the Prime Minister.”
Mrs
Zaghari-Ratcliffe,
39, was jailed for five
years after being stopped
at Tehran airport in 2016.
She was charged with
seeking to overthrow the
Iranian regime but denies
all claims against her.
A spokesman for No10
said: “We continue to
approach her case in a
way most likely to secure
the best outcome.”
Food bill
rises less
Passover party . . Corbyn, ringed, and our story yesterday
said: “Isn’t that a good thing?
Anti-Semitism is a vile and
evil thing within our society
at any level, at any time.”
Jewdas,
formed
in
2005, opposes capitalism
and
wants
to
overthrow the state.
Inflammatory online
posts suggested the
Queen is a Nazi
and
slurred
homosexual
Jailed . . . Nazanin
MORE than one million fines
are handed out for driving in
city bus lanes each year.
The penalty charge notices
cost drivers at least £68million, says the RAC.
The number of fines issued
rose five per cent from 2015
to 2017, reaching 1.13 million.
Some 994,000 fines were
issued in London between
2015 and 2017.
Manchester
came
second
with 353,000, followed by
Glasgow
(339,000),
Cardiff
(268,000), Bradford (209,000)
and Nottingham (195,000).
THERE has been a big
slowdown in food price
rises as the impact of the
Pound’s fall begins to
fade, figures show.
Food inflation fell to 0.4
per cent last month down from 1.6 per cent in
February.
It is the lowest rate of
inflation since February
2017,
the
BRC-Nielsen
Shop Price Index revealed.
Prices of fresh food
went up just 0.3 per cent
in March, down from 0.9
per cent in February.
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Today’s
birthdays
Iron Man actor ROBERT
DOWNEY JR, 53, left, TV
host GRAHAM NORTON,
55, and Sun columnist
KARREN BRADY, 49, right.
l Last night’s Health
Lottery numbers: 14, 30,
36, 37, 45. Bonus No: 1.
Last night’s winning
EuroMillions numbers:
3, 8, 16, 40, 43. Lucky
Stars: 5, 8.
1GM
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
JOSHUA WHO??
Cuddle . .
Charlotte
& Nathan
3
Kylie’s ex
should be
so lucky
CHARL
GETS A
LOT OF
STAIRS
Love at first sight . . . Kylie in specs advert and, right, with ex Sasse
BITTER DIG AT SUPERSTAR
THE love rat who broke
Kylie Minogue’s heart has
caused her fresh grief — by
telling her to “get over it”.
By HANNAH HOPE
ACTRESS Charlotte McKinney has a body to DIY for
as she poses in her underwear with a ladder.
The Baywatch film star, 24, stripped more than
the paint as she showed off her curves in black lingerie and stilettos in a photoshoot.
Charlotte, seen last week in LA cuddling artist
Nathan Kostechko, 38, has admitted she might have
a breast reduction. She said: “I had them at 14. So
they are definitely not enhanced. They are real.”
Picture: APIX SYNDICATION / LICKERISH
Minor Brit actor Joshua Sasse
issued a thinly-veiled dig on
Instagram days after Kylie told
The Sun she got things badly
wrong with her ex-fiance and
was better off without him.
In a rambling post referring to
leaking roofs and ocean waves, Sasse
wrote: “Whatever it is that’s happening to you, you have to know, and
always remember; It’s. Not. Personal.”
He added: “When you lose someone
in your life — none of it is personal.
“Don’t hold on to it — the minute
you let go of trying to control everything it will all come back to you and
By NICOLA FAHEY, Bizarre Reporter
then you realise none of it matters
and then you can carry on with your
life. #letgo #f***kit #itsnotpersonal.”
Kylie, 49, opened up to The Sun at
the weekend about her devastating
split from Sasse, who she suspected
of cheating, in February last year.
She got engaged to the Londoner,
30, six months after meeting on the
set of US TV series Galavant.
The Aussie star, who releases new
album Golden on Friday, said: “Once
I was on my own it was better.”
And she told Red magazine the engagement was an experiment, adding:
“I don’t think marriage is for me.”
Sasse started dating actress Harriet
Collings weeks after the split, but
was jilted days before their February
wedding.
nicola.fahey@the-sun.co.uk
KNIFE & HAWK
MORE PICS – PAGE 26
FIFTY needy folk enjoyed a three-course Easter
lunch thanks to Prof Stephen Hawking.
His family gave cash to the FoodCycle charity,
which supplies meals made with food waste.
Notes on tables at a Cambridge church read:
“Today’s lunch is a gift from Stephen.”
Saturday’s meal was on the same day as Prof
Hawking’s funeral in the city. The physicist, who
had motor neurone disease, died aged 76.
4 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
2GM
GIRL SHOOTS 3 & KILLS
SELF AT YOUTUBE HQ
The attacker sprayed bullets around the social media
giant’s offices in San Bruno.
She shot her boyfriend before
Gun terror . . . YouTube HQ turning the gun on herself, one
By JAMES BEAL, US Editor
and CHLOE MAYER
witness claimed. The casualties
taken to hospital included a 36year-old man in critical condition and a man of 32, who was
seriously hurt.
A
wounded
27-year-old
woman was in a fair condition.
Authorities said they did not
think the attack was linked to
terrorism. They were understood
to be classing it as domestic
workplace violence.
Police chief Ed Barberini said
they believed the shooter — who
was reportedly wearing a headscarf — was dead.
He confirmed the victims had
gunshot-related injuries and one
woman was found dead inside
the building with a self-inflicted
wound.
He said of the woman: “At
this time, we believe them to be
the shooter. It’s a female.” Some
YouTube staff barricaded themselves inside offices after hearing up to 20 gunshots at around
12.45pm local time.
Other workers rushed out of
the building. One claimed to
have witnessed a woman being
shot in a courtyard.
Some 1,700 people work at the
HQ, which is 11 miles south of
San Francisco.
james.beal@the-sun.co.uk
HARDY’S
SO HARD
Picture: MEGA
A WOMAN opened fire
at YouTube’s HQ in
California last night —
wounding three people
before killing herself.
Gaffes . . . Saunders
PM snub
for DPP
in probe
blunders
By HARRY COLE
THERESA May refused
to praise Alison Saunders’ time as Director of
Public Prosecutions in a
startling snub.
The
PM’s
official
spokesman would not say
Mrs Saunders had done
a good job after being
blighted by a series of
bungled investigations.
No10 also made it clear
that the gaffe-prone boss
had not asked for an
extension to her contract
and said the Home Office
was probing botched rape
case evidence processes.
Every
ongoing
rape
case is under review
after three trials collapsed in two months.
Asked if Mrs Saunders
had been good as the
Government’s top prosecutor, the PM’s spokesman would only say:
“She has clearly had a
long and distinguished
career within the CPS.”
May pay
gap blast
THERESA
May
has
called the gender pay gap
a “burning injustice”.
The PM said the differences between men and
women’s wages made for
“uncomfortable reading”.
She
told
the
Daily
Telegraph
that
society
would remain poorer if
old-fashioned work practices were not challenged.
Mrs May said: “When I
became Prime Minister, I
committed
myself
to
tackling
the
burning
injustices which mar our
society. One such is the
gender pay gap.”
Men earn 18 per cent
more on average but at
some firms it as much as
50 per cent.
Nest egg
death risk
TOM Hardy sports a
shaven head on the set of
mobster movie Fonzo.
The actor, 40, who is
playing Al Capone, was
spotted
inexplicably
clutching a mannequin’s
head in New Orleans, US.
The
film
is
about
Capone’s dementia battle
in his post-prison years.
SUDDEN loss of a financial “nest egg” in middle
age can shorten your life,
a US study suggests.
Of 8,714 adults aged 51
to 61, those who lost at
least three quarters of
their wealth had a 50 per
cent greater risk of dying
in the next 20 years.
Dr Lindsay Pool, of
Northwestern University,
Chicago,
said:
“Losing
your life savings has a
profound effect on a person’s long-term health.”
The study also found
middle-aged people with
no savings were 67 per
cent more likely to die
early. The effects are
likely to be less in the
UK as healthcare is free.
CHILD ABUSE FIGHT
The number of people
seeking
help
to
stop
viewing
child
abuse
images has risen by 40
per cent, figures show.
1GM
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
STAR MARRIED HER BEST PAL
5
SOMEONE
LIKE I DO
FOR ALAN
I’ll be wedding . . . pic
Adele posted of her in
full ministerial robes
adele
Seeing as the cats
out the bag. I married
two of my best
friends in January.
You know me any
excuse to dress up...
@chattyman
#LoveisLove
Rumour has hitched . . . Alan Carr with new husband Paul. Adele’s post, inset
Adele minister for Carr
ADELE has revealed she secretly
got ordained so she could
officiate at best pal Alan Carr’s
wedding ceremony.
The Someone Like You singer, 29,
did the honours for Chatty Man
Carr and Paul Drayton.
Adele, who also hosted the ceremony in
her back garden in Los Angeles, was
desperate to keep the secret under
wraps — until Alan let it slip.
She confirmed the news by posting a
picture of herself in full ministerial
robes in front of a wall of roses.
The singer said: “Seeing as the cats
out the bag. I married two of my
best friends in January. You know me
any excuse to dress up . . . ”
TV star Alan, 41, said: “She’s known
me and Paul for ages and she said
she wanted to do everything, so she
did everything. She got ordained
and married us and then she
did the whole day.”
Becoming ordained is relatively easy in LA, with
many doing so through the
BUS ABUSE PAYOUT
A BUS driver has won a five-figure
sex discrimination payout after male
colleagues made her life hell.
The
48-year-old
was
regularly
subjected to sexist language and abuse
from fellow drivers, who also sent
offensive emails and propositioned her.
The woman, identified only as Ms G,
told a tribunal in Watford there were a
“large number of events of sexual
harassment”, some leaving her feeling
“verbally raped” while she worked for
Go-Ahead London from 2013 to 2016.
She said bosses brushed off her
complaints. Her payout is being negotiated but is said to be about £20,000.
Sun
LARRY Spiering, 69,
and Becky Smith, 61,
walked down Aisle
13 to wed in the
supermarket where
they met ten years
ago in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania.
SPOT
By ANDY HALLS, TV Editor
Universal Life Church, before being granted
a licence to officially marry people.
Alan — who got engaged in 2016
after dating Paul for eight years — said
Adele also flew the pair to Vegas to watch
Celine Dion in concert.
He added: “She is one of the kindest,
sweetest, most lovely people I’ve ever met.
She flew us to Vegas to see Celine Dion
sing, she (Adele) sang our first dance.
“It was the best day of my life. She’s the
most generous, I can’t thank her enough.
“It was lovely and I just want to tell
everyone. Flowers, three-course meal and
she just planned it all, it was the best day.”
Adele, 29 — who has five-year-old son
Angelo with partner Simon Konecki —
made all the hired staff and the handful of
guests sign confidentiality agreements.
A source said: “Adele is hugely private
and really wanted to play a part in their
day but was happy for it to be her private
present to Paul and Alan.
“It’s ironic that it was actually the
groom who ended up breaking the news —
and the agreements.”
andy.halls@the-sun.co.uk
NHS IN CALORIE CUT
HOSPITAL shops sold 1.1million fewer
chocolate bars last year as new NHS
rules slashed 632million calories from
the diets of staff, patients and visitors.
Retailer WHSmith axed promotions
in its NHS stores and removed a
further 275,000 larger bars.
They also joined M&S and the Royal
Voluntary Service in purging unhealthy
sandwiches from hospital meal deals.
Health chiefs say these measures
contributed to a total saving of at least
632million calories, or 80 tons of flab.
But NHS England said 80 NHS trusts
out of 232 had not signed up to a separate sugary drinks reduction scheme.
6 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
2GM
BLOOD ON OUR STREETS
1. Steve NarvaezJara, 20, stabbed in
Old Street, January 1
2. Elizabeta Lacatusu, 44, stabbed in
Ilford on January 3
3. Daniel Frederick,
34, stabbed in Stoke
Newington on Jan 8
4. Oluwadamilola
Odeyingbo, 20,
stabbed on Jan 9
INNOCENT GIRL
5.Vijay Patel, 49,
beaten in Mill Hill
on January 9
6. Harry Uzoka, 25,
stabbed on Jan 11 in
Shepherd’s Bush
45. Leyla Mtumwa,
36, stabbed in
Tottenham, March 30
44. Reece Tshoma,
23, stabbed in
Greenwich, March 29
43. Unnamed man,
59, assaulted in
Barking, March 29
42. David Potter, 50,
stabbed in Tooting
on March 26
TEENAGER
Tanesha
Melbourne was killed
because she got caught
in the middle of a murderous turf war between
rival drug gangs.
The trainee hairdresser,
17, was walking near her
home with her boyfriend
and two mates when a car
pulled up and a gunman
opened fire — hitting her
in the chest.
It is thought Tanesha, a mentor who worked to deter local
youngsters from crime, was
shot by mistake — caught in
the crossfire of the gang feud.
Her grandmother Kathleen,
60, said: “She was in the
wrong place at the wrong time.
“She was a family-orientated
girl and never got caught up
in stuff like this.
“She was a good girl and
didn’t deserve this.”
Tanesha is the 48th murder
victim in London since the
start of the year — a horrifying
statistic that has seen the capital’s toll exceed New York’s.
Last night it crept higher
still as a 16-year-old became
the 49th victim.
He was shot in the face 25
minutes after Tanesha’s killing
and just four miles away in
Walthamstow — in a crime that
police are also linking to the
drug gang war.
The boy was named locally
as Amaan Shakoor.
One witness said he was shot
by two thugs in hoodies in the
car park of a leisure centre.
A second boy, aged 15, was
stabbed in the arm.
Yesterday Tanesha’s family
laid flowers at the spot near
their
home
in
Tottenham,
North London, where she died.
Mum Sharon, 41, left a bouquet that read: “To my baby
Nesha. I’m gonna miss you so
48. Tottenham gun
victim Tanesha
much. Your always gonna be
with me everywhere I go.” A
few hours earlier Sharon had
rushed to the scene to cradle
her dying daughter.
Friend Tyesha Mingo, 21, told
how she also tried to comfort
dying Tanesha, stroking her
back and saying: “Everything is
going to be OK.”
She added: “I tried to save
her, she was a good girl, no
trouble. She had gone out and
was just chilling with her
friends. I heard some shooting
9. Yaya Mbye, 26,
stabbed in Hackney
on January 28
lTanesha, 17
gunned down
by drug gang
lDevastated
family call for
end to killings
By MATT WILKINSON
and KATIE HODGE
46. Kyall Parnell, 17,
trainee bricklayer
stabbed in Tulse Hill
7. Desmond
8. Ahmet Dobran,
O’Beirne, 51, beaten 82, robbed last year,
last year, died Jan 13 died on January 16
and thought it was fireworks.”
A mum of six living nearby,
whose daughter was friends
with Tanesha, said initially
they were not sure the bullet
had hit her.
The mum added: “There was
no blood — but she was not
responding.
Her
eyes
were
open. People were crying, huddling
around.
When
her
mother came, she was crying.
“Tanesha was a fun girl,
always smiling. She was popular. She was not involved in
anything — just a normal girl
sorting her life out.” CCTV
footage from a nearby shop
showed Tanesha, in a grey
tracksuit, walking with her
friends about an hour before
she was shot on Monday night.
Locals said there has been a
surge in violence since a turf
war erupted between two rival
drug gangs selling cocaine in
Tottenham and neighbouring
Wood Green.
Tottenham MP David Lammy
said drugs were responsible for
the soaring London-wide murder rate. He said: “Most of
these killings are fuelled by a
huge spike in the movement of
drugs, particularly cocaine.
“As we see in parts of downtown America, young men —
particularly
in
communities
like mine — become foot
soldiers for gangsters.”
Tanesha’s uncle Wayne Melbourne, 44, yesterday lashed out
at the gangsters as he laid a
floral tribute. He said: “They
killed my niece. Black-on-
CAUGHT C
41. Abraham Badru, 40. Julian Joseph, 36,
26, shot in Hackney
beaten in New
on March 26
Cross. Died Mar 25
IN
THE
39. Michael Boyle,
44, stabbed. Died
on March 21
38. Beniamin
Pieknyi, 21, stabbed
in Stratford, Mar 20
37. Balbir Johal, 48,
stabbed in Southall
on March 19
36. Jermain Johnson,
41, stabbed on
March 19
35. Tyrone Silcott,
42, stabbed in
Hackney, March 18
34. Hersi Hersi, 36,
stabbed on March
18 in Hounslow
33. Russell Jordan
Jones, 23, stabbed
and shot, March 17
2GM
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
LATEST MURDER VICTIM
10. Khader Saleh,
25, stabbed in
prison on January 31
11. Seyed Khan, 49,
body found in Ilford
on February 1
12. Hasan Ozcan, 19, 13. Kwabena Nelson, 14. Juan Olmos Saca, 15. Hannah Leonard, 16. Sabri Chibani, 19,
stabbed in Barking
22, stabbed in
39, stabbed. Died six
55, stabbed in
stabbed on February
on February 3
Haringey on Feb 3
days later on Feb 4
Camden on Feb 9
11 in Streatham
17. Bulent Kabala,
41, shot in Enfield
on February 12
49
MURDERS IN
LONDON IN
2018
Tears . .Tanesha’s
mum and sister.
Above, message
47. Devoy
Stapleton, 20,
stabbed April
1 in Earlsfield
black crime must not be happening. Taking a young girl’s
life, you must be dead.”
Tanesha’s aunt Rita How, 56,
said: “We’re going to stop the
shooting, we’re going to stop
the stabbings.
“We’re going to bring this
whole area to a standstill. My
niece has gone now and my
sister’s in turmoil. It’s terrible.”
matt.wilkinson@the-sun.co.uk
Continued from Page One
murder rate worse than New
York’s. Family members said her
mum Sharon hugged the dying
teenager, while a pal whispered:
“Everything is going to be OK.”
Tanesha was an innocent victim of a drug turf war between
rival gangs selling cocaine in
Tottenham and Wood Green, it
was believed. It came as:
AMAAN SHAKOOR, 16, was
shot in the face less than
MUM’S ARMS
two miles away just 25 minutes
after Tanesha’s murder. He died
last night, the 49th fatality.
POLICE chiefs authorised
officers to carry out emergency stop and searches.
TOTTENHAM
MP
David
Lammy blamed gangs trading
“vast quantities” of cocaine for
the violence. Yesterday Tanesha’s
mum Sharon left flowers at the
spot where she was killed.
A message with the tribute
read: “To my baby Nesha. Your
always going to be with me
wherever I go.”
THE killings of Tanesha
and
16-year-old
Amaan
Shakoor
puts
London’s
murder toll for
2018 at 49.
The Met said
yesterday
they
were “concerned”
and
issued
a
Section 60 order
which
allows
them to stop and
search members
of
the
public
without a reason
in an effort to
get
to
grips
with
the
vio49. Amaan
lence
epidemic.
Shakoor, 16,
There were 15
2,
April
shot
murders in FebWalthamstow
ruary
and
a
record
22
in
March.
The
previous
peak for the capital was 19
in June 2017.
By contrast there were 14
murders in New York in
February and 21 in March.
London’s deputy mayor
for policing Sophie Linden
blamed government cuts.
She said: “Police numbers are falling and youth
services are cut.
“Social media certainly
has a part to play in
whipping up the violence
on the streets.”
CROSSFIRE
U.S. POLICE BOSS’S
SOLUTION: PAGE 10
32. Nikolay Glushkov, 68, strangled
on March 16
31. Joseph Williams- 30. Lyndon Davis, 18,
Torres, 20, shot
stabbed in Chadwell
on March 14
Heath on March 14
29. Kelvin Odunuyi,
19, shot in Wood
Green on March 8
28. Laura Navarrete, 47, stabbed in
Twickenham, Mar 5
27. Kelva Smith, 20,
stabbed in Croydon
on March 5
26. Christopher
Beaumont, 42,
stabbed on March 1
25. Jozef Boci, 30,
beaten in Greenwich, died on Feb 23
18. Saeeda Hussain,
54, beaten in Ilford
on February 13
19. Lord Promise
Nkenda, 17, stabbed
on February 14
20. Mark Smith, 48,
found in Chingford
on February 15
21. Lewis Blackman,
19, stabbed on Feb
18 in Kensington
22. Rotimi Oshibanjo, 26, stabbed
on February 19
23. Sadiq Aadam
Mohamed , 20,
stabbed on Feb 20
24. Abdikarim
Hassan, 17, stabbed
on February 20
7
THE AIRSSASSIN
8 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Putin lab
result dig
VLADIMIR Putin hit out
last night after Porton
Down’s boss said it cannot prove that the nerve
agent used in Salisbury
came from Russia.
The Russian leader said
it meant Theresa May’s
blame on the Kremlin for
the bid to kill Sergei and
Yulia Skripal was flawed.
Gary Aitkenhead said
the MoD research lab in
Wiltshire had only proved
the substance is military
grade
Novichok
—
invented by the Soviets.
The Foreign Office said
Porton Down’s findings
are “one part of the
intelligence picture”.
1GM
Skripal poisoner flew in with Yulia then flew out
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
A SUSPECT in the Sergei Skripal assassination
returned to Moscow
bid flew to Britain on the aa team,
few hours later.
same
flight
as
his
It echoes the assassination in
of defector Alexander Litstricken daughter Yulia. 2006
vinenko, whose killers flew back
Treasury minister John
Glen revealed yesterday
the feared killer, who
may have been part of
Victim . . . daughter Yulia
to the Russian capital on BA
immediately after poisoning him.
It is also the first indication
that police have a firm identity
of a suspect in the Novichok
attack on the Skripals. Tory Mr
Glen, who has been briefed by
intelligence
services
on
the
outrage in his Salisbury constituency, made the revelation in a
series of questions.
He told Sky News: “Who was
on the flight with Yulia Skripal?
Did that person return to Moscow a few hours later?
“What happened in the run-up
to the events here? That would
have involved other people, not
Novichok just coming here. So
how did it arrive here?” Former
Big issue . . . Macron
MI5 double agent Sergei, 66, and
Yulia, 33, fell ill the day after
her arrival on March 3.
Police believe the nerve agent
may have been spread on his
door. He is said to be critical in
hospital while Yulia is improving.
LEADERS from Estonia, Latvia
and Lithuania, which border
Russia, asked the US and Britain
for more military support to bolster their defences in a joint visit
to the White House yesterday.
t.newtondunn@the-sun.co.uk
Tragedy
of lad, 3
Internet
giants in
break-up
warning
By NICK GUTTERIDGE
GOOGLE and Facebook
have been warned they
could face being broken
up in a crackdown on
internet giants.
French president Emmanuel Macron said regulators may decide the
pair have become “too
big to be governed”.
Mr Macron, 40, accused
a handful of firms of
having a monopoly over
the online market place.
He told Wired magazine: “At a point of time
your government, your
people, may say, ‘Wake
up, they are too big.’
“Not just too big to fail,
but too big to be governed. Which is brand new.
“So
at
this
point,
you may choose to dismantle. That’s a competition issue.”
He felt a decision on
whether to split up internet giants would predominantly be “a US problem” not a European one.
TWITTER has updated
its rules to make it
easier
to
report
any
abuse of disabled people.
Postman
bum bite
A CASTLE owner admitted yesterday letting his
“dangerously out of control” Labrador bite a
postman on the buttocks.
Robert Hay, 71, also said
he did not control a dog
that “snapped” at the
same man a day earlier.
And he pleaded guilty
to not muzzling a dog
after a boy was injured
at Bickleigh Castle in
Tiverton, Devon, in 2015.
Sentencing
was
adjourned
by
Exeter
magistrates until May 3.
CRASH KILLS JUMBO
An elephant was killed
when a circus truck overturned in southern Spain.
By LAUREN VEEVERS
LITTLE Hector Kirkham died of meningitis 12 hours after falling ill.
The
three-year-old’s
heartbroken
mum Charlotte and dad Lee said he
became “very poorly very fast” after
getting sick with a high temperature.
A boy of four at the same nursery,
Little Learners, below, in Galgate, Lancaster, was also taken to hospital with
meningitis but was discharged yesterday.
But a dad said: “It happened at a
recent birthday party, not the nursery.”
Public Health England is offering
antibiotics but said: “The risk of
another case arising is very low.”
1GM
Search . . . Madeleine
Maddie’s
parents
hit back
on cash
TV HOST’S CRASH FALLOUT
Case postponed
2wks for rehab
ANT
NO-SHOW
IN DOCK
By RICHARD MORIARTY
MADELEINE
McCann’s
parents have defended a
cash boost for cops hunting the missing girl.
They hit out after an
ex-Met Police detective
slammed the search as a
waste of money.
Colin Sutton told an
Australian
documentary
that investigators faced a
“thankless task”.
A pal of Kate, 50, and
Gerry, 49, said the comments were “very hurtful”.
They
said:
“They
believe there is a chance
their daughter could still
be found alive. They don’t
need people with no idea
about the case being
armchair detectives.”
More than £11million
has been spent so far in
the hunt for Madeleine,
who vanished aged three
in Portugal in 2007.
The Home Office has
given the Met team an
undisclosed sum.
WI jibe at
‘hipsters’
A
WOMEN’S
Institute
president has blasted its
“hipster cool” members.
Stephanie Gaunt said
younger WI groups such
as the Shoreditch Sisters
see their older peers as
“old bats and dinosaurs”.
The East London-based
organisation
knitted
a
“solidarity
blanket”
to
highlight female genital
mutilation in 2011.
But Mrs Gaunt, president of Hastings & Ore
WI in East Sussex, said
they “do not represent
the future I’d like to see”.
She added: “Do the
women in our WI who
do brilliant knitting make
a song and dance about
it? No.”
Whales
‘sing jazz’
BOWHEAD whales are
the jazz singers of the
deep, according to scientists who studied their
“freeform” style.
US
researchers
recorded 184 songs by the
mammals over four years
under ice off Greenland
— and all were different.
Lead scientist Dr Kate
Stafford, of the University
of Washington, said: “If
humpback whale song is
like classical music, bowheads are jazz.
“The sound is more
freeform. And in four
winters of data, there
were never any song
types repeated between
years, but each season
had a new set of songs.”
LEAN MOWER
We burn 51,428 calories
a year on average mowing the lawn, and weeding
and
digging
the
garden, a poll shows.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
Demons . . Ant is in rehab
TROUBLED Ant McPartlin
will not be in court today
— because his drink-drive
hearing has been postponed while he completes
the first phase of rehab.
Officials at Wimbledon magistrates’ court yesterday confirmed they had agreed to
move it back by a fortnight.
A spokesman for the court said:
EXCLUSIVE by SIMON BOYLE
Associate Bizarre Editor
“An adjournment has been agreed
and a new date of hearing has been
set for Monday 16th April.”
A source said: “Court officials
agreed to push the court date
back because Ant is in intensive
rehab right now.
“They’re mindful of his personal
problems and accept that he is taking pro-active steps to deal with
those issues, which is a positive
DEC
thing.” Ant, 42, was charged with
drink-driving
after
a
collision
involving two other cars in Richmond, West London, on March 18.
The TV presenter has yet to enter
a plea. But if convicted the offence
is punishable by an unlimited fine,
a driving ban of at least 12 months
— and even prison.
Ant has scrapped all work commitments
for
the
“foreseeable
future” and returned to rehab. He
had treatment for prescription drug
and alcohol addiction last summer.
His treatment has also thrown his
Star to present
BGT on his own
ONE-MAN
SHOW DEC
DECLAN Donnelly will host
Britain’s Got Talent on his
own after his solo debut on
Saturday Night Takeaway
proved a huge success.
There was uncertainty over
the presenting line-up for this
year after Ant McPartlin pulled
out of all forthcoming work.
But insiders said chiefs including
Simon Cowell were so impressed
with Dec’s single-handed efforts last
scheduled
appearances
fronting
Britain’s Got Talent and I’m A
Celebrity later this year into doubt.
Sources say ITV bosses are putting no pressure on him to rush
back on screen.
One said: “He won’t be pushed
into returning too soon.
“Many people feel that he may
have been a bit quick to come back
after his problems last year.
“This time everyone is determined
that he takes all the time he needs
to deal with things properly.”
simon.boyle@the-sun.co.uk
EXCLUSIVE by DAN WOOTTON
Executive Editor
weekend they now want him to do
the same for BGT’s live shows.
The Geordie favourite and co-star
Ant
pre-recorded
the
auditions
phase of the competition ahead of
Ant’s drink-driving arrest in March.
An insider said: “After last weekend the feeling is very much that
Dec should take on BGT alone too
— he did a brilliant job.
“The bosses at ITV loved him and
want him back on screens as soon
as possible, and Simon Cowell
totally agrees that he’s the best man
for the job rather than bringing in
a new face.
“It was obviously strange for
viewers seeing him alone at first
but he took everything in his stride
like a total pro. That’s not to say
people didn’t miss Ant, but the
overwhelming response was that
Dec was fantastic solo too.
“It also solves the major headache
over continuity issues because so
Solo success . . . on BGT
much of the series is already in the
bag after the auditions finished.”
BGT returns to screens on April
14 with the live shows in late May.
This weekend Dec will host the
final episode of Saturday Night
Takeaway from Universal Studios in
Orlando, Florida.
It sees a host of winning viewers
from the series join him and
co-stars
Scarlett
Moffatt
and
Stephen Mulhern.
Former Bond girl Denise Richards
and singer Craig David are special
guests.
dan.wootton@the-sun.co.uk
9
10 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Sun
US POLICE BOSS’S SOLUTION
THE
ZERO
TOLERANCE . . .
Bill Bratton’s
blitz on lowlevel ‘disorder’
including graffiti,
prostitution and
fare-dodging
in 1990s New
York led to
serious crime
numbers plunging
SAYS
Tide of death
THE tsunami of gang violence claiming
young lives in London must be halted.
The police, with the terror threat so
high, have a case for more manpower.
They cannot control drug gangs, let
alone instigate a zero-tolerance “broken
windows” policy which, as detailed
opposite, turned New York around.
Yes, we need harsher sentences for
gang leaders and a crackdown on social
media sites glamorising life as a footsoldier. But we are also reaping the
whirlwind of politically correct policing.
The radical cut in stop-and-search,
once a vital tool against knife possession, was a disaster. The woeful Bernard
Hogan-Howe at the Met, and the even
worse Alison Saunders at the CPS, were
obsessed by political agendas instead of
reducing crime and saving lives.
That accounts for the fixation on fake
paedophile allegations and imagined
offences by journalists. For crime rising
while innocent young men are hauled up
on bogus rape charges and cops reportedly hide evidence exonerating suspects.
It must change. New Met chief Cressida
Dick has made a decent start. But the
next director of public prosecutions
cannot just be a time-server at the CPS.
He or she must focus on hard evidence,
justice, the targeting of REAL criminals
and making Britain safer.
Calamity Corb
EVEN Jeremy Corbyn’s Momentum fanclub
now admit Labour is riven with Jew-hating
racism. Corbyn seems still in denial.
Momentum chief Jon Lansman ludicrously argues it is “unconscious bias”
which is somehow less offensive than
“right-wing” hate. But he concedes the
party needs “education and training”.
At least he does not pretend it has
been cooked up by the Press, or Tories,
or Labour moderates to attack Corbyn.
Not so Jezza. He spends Passover with
a far-left anti-Israel Jewish group which
argues it’s all a cynical stunt. In doing
so he sticks two fingers up at the mainstream Jews he needs to engage with.
We know this vain man loves basking in
the warm adulation of admirers. Even so,
this was another hideous misjudgement.
Thuggish Left
NOTHING is more sinister about the hardLeft than their romanticising of violence in
a cause they agree with. Supporting IRA
murderers is just one example.
Witness too the fan worship of Winnie
Mandela. She was once a brave campaigner for the noblest of goals. Later
she deployed thugs to kill her perceived
enemies, some victims just black kids.
She was convicted of kidnapping and
assault. She backed “necklacing” — the
horrific executions by fire, glorified in a
tweet by Labour MP Naz Shah.
To the left, the ends justify murderous
means. Imagine them in power here.
Where would they stop?
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LONDON is gripped by the
highest toll of violent deaths
in decades, with 49 killings
so far this year.
At the same time New York’s
murder rate has fallen 12 per
cent, and that follows a historic
low last year.
It’s now at about the same
level it was in the 1950s.
I believe London can turn it
around and there are things we
did in New York that you can
do to make the UK safer.
The old saying ‘You get what
you pay for’ is true and
resources are critical.
Police services in Britain
have been stretched significantly. The Metropolitan Police
has already been reduced by
ten per cent and reports say
it will be cut by a further
560 officers this year.
Yet in New York in 1994,
when crime was at its worst,
the city hired an extra 6,000
officers to patrol the streets
and subways.
New York City focused on
what people saw every day
and that was the disorder —
what we called the “Broken
Windows” policy.
Personal hero
This is a theory that visible
signs of vandalism and antisocial behaviour, like broken
windows,
street
drinking,
graffiti and fly tipping, create
an environment which actively
encourages further and more
serious crimes. Target the petty
crimes aggressively and fewer
serious ones will occur.
And I began with the belief
that, if properly organised and
focused, the police could take
responsibility for the prevention
of crime rather than just
responding to it.
In many respects we were
returning to the teachings of
my personal hero, Britain’s Sir
Robert Peel, in 1829 (when, as
Home Secretary, Peel founded
London’s Metropolitan Police).
One of his founding principles
is that the police force exists to
“prevent crime and disorder”.
By focusing on only one and
not the other — which New
York did in the 1970s and 1980s
and which Britain continues to do — you are not
going to resolve things.
If the disorder is not
dealt with, it creates
an environment where
more significant crime
will readily occur.
In the 27 months I
was police commissioner
under New York Mayor
INSPIRING . . . Robert Peel
Crack down on
petty crime and
you’ll cut the
murder rate...I
did in NY and LA
By BILL BRATTON
Rudolph
Giuliani,
overall
serious crime in New York
declined by 39 per cent.
In the previous three to four
years it had gone down by
around seven per cent.
One of the most dangerous
cities in the world was all of a
sudden becoming much safer.
For the first time in 25 years,
New York focused on disorder
— street prostitution, graffiti,
fare evasion on the subways
and gangs on the corner.
I came to recognise that all
these minor crimes — called
“victimless crimes” — did
have a victim. That victim
was New York City.
So we went after that
disorder and it saw
results.
People
who
were being stopped and
searched were found to
have weapons on them.
Criminals were suddenly getting arrested
for minor crimes. It
made
them
think
twice
about
going on to commit more
serious offences.
The neighbourhoods looked
better, so the criminals would
think it was being looked after
and that they may be arrested.
We also applied more significant use of crime data to identify when and where crime was
occurring and who was committing it. It would identify
patterns and trends when there
were four incidents, instead of
30 or 40. We then very rapidly
put cops in those areas.
It’s like a doctor learning
how much medicine to apply to
a patient’s illnesses. That, plus
the focus on disorder, was
revolutionary. It appeared that
the epidemic of violent crime
and social disorder was gone.
Around 250,000 people had
been going into the New York
subway
every
day
without
paying their fares. They were
no longer doing that.
On the streets, the prostitutes
were disappearing, graffiti was
being minimised, the gangs
were gone — so the sense of
decay and disorder changed
very dramatically.
The public could see the
results in crime statistics and
felt safer because the disorder
that had made them fearful
was gone. It has helped New
York’s tourism and is why the
city is so economically viable.
In the 1990s we jailed too
many people who could have
had drug treatment and alternative sentences. Now the city’s
jail population is down nearly
60 per cent on the 1990s.
I think Met Commissioner
Cressida Dick is right when
she says social media contributes to the problem. It can
increase bullying and terrorism.
But police can also use social
media to monitor gangs. There
is a bad side and a good side.
London can do something
about its rise in serious crime
— and if it gets things right, it
will become a cycle and things
will improve. Just like New
York has done.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
PRINCE FEARS
PHILIP
IN FOR
HIP OP
Swoop . . . armed cops
Pair held
as terror
cops raid
2 houses
By PAUL SIMS
POLICE
arrested
two
men
on
suspicion
of
planning terrorism after
raids on two homes.
Neighbours said they
feared bombs had gone
off after hearing loud
bangs as officers forced
their way into the houses
early yesterday.
One said: “I heard a
very loud bang — it was
very loud.
“I looked outside and
there were armed police
crouched down and more
at the door and a load of
smoke in the street.”
Police later confirmed
the noise had been “part
of the method of entry to
gain access”.
The raids were on two
houses 300 yards apart in
Dewsbury, West Yorks.
The houses are a few
streets from the former
home of suicide bomber
Talha Asmal, who blew
himself up in Iraq in
2015. Mohammad Sidique
Khan, one of the 7/7
bombers, also lived in
the town.
Surgery after missing
3 events in 10 days
By EMILY ANDREWS
PRINCE Philip is due
to have hip surgery
today
after
missing
three royal events in
just over a week.
6 stamps
for no mail
Toy ball in
tot choke
A
TODDLER
nearly
choked to death on a
bouncy ball almost the
size of a tangerine.
Mum Carrie Owen, 37,
looked on helplessly as
Toby,
two,
collapsed
unable to breathe with it
stuck in his throat.
He turned blue, with
blood spurting from his
nose, before paramedics
fished the 1½in-wide ball
out with a blade. Toby
recovered in hospital.
Carrie
and
husband
Richard, 37, of Shrewsbury, have issued a warning about the toys, often
found in kids’ party bags.
The Duke of Edinburgh,
96, was admitted to hospital yesterday.
He is thought to be having a
hip replacement after being in
pain for weeks.
A royal source said:
“His hip has been
troubling
him
for
about a month.
“The operation does
involve
a
general
anaesthetic but this is
a planned procedure.
There is no sense of
panic or alarm.”
He was admitted to
the
private
King
Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, central London, yesterday afternoon. Details of his
condition or which side is causing him pain were not revealed.
The prince sparked fears for
his health after missing the
Easter church service at Windsor Castle on Sunday.
He also pulled out of the
annual Maundy Service with
the Queen last Thursday and
missed an event on March 22
as he was “under the weather”.
Buckingham Palace said in a
By JACK LING
ABBEY Clancy legs it into
the sea as she shows off
her post-baby body.
The Britain’s Next Top
Model host — on holiday
in Dubai — gave birth to
son Johnny in January.
He is her third child
with footie star husband
Peter Crouch, 37.
Abbey, 32, was later
joined for a dip by the
Stoke City striker, below.
Pain . . . the Duke in
March. Left, hospital
statement
yesterday:
“His Royal Highness,
the Duke of Edinburgh,
was
admitted
to
King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon
for planned surgery on his hip,
which will take place tomorrow.”
Dr Benjamin Ellis, of Arthritis Research UK, said: “Every
year, tens of thousands of
people across the UK have hip
surgery, nearly always for osteoarthritis. This makes everyday
activities incredibly painful.”
The Queen Mum had two hip
ops in the 1990s, the first at age
95 and another at 97.
emily.andrews@the-sun.co.uk
DUKE FITNESS KEY
Pictures: BLINK
RESIDENTS left with no
mail deliveries for seven
months after a dog bit a
postie have been offered
compo of just six stamps.
Homeowners in Medlar
Close
in
Guildford,
Surrey, have to drive two
miles to a sorting office
to get their letters.
Retired driver Simon
Lawrence, 63, called the
first-class stamps worth
£3.90 “an insult”, adding:
“It’s ludicrous.”
We told last Thursday
how Royal Mail would
not deliver until it is sure
neighbour Tom Groves’
German Shepherd Serj is
“no longer a danger”.
PRINCE Philip’s op should be a
success regardless of his age,
according to a medical expert.
Scarlett McNally, of the Royal
College of Surgeons, said: “Any
operation and any anaesthetic
carries some risk.
“What is most important is
someone’s fitness, as in their
heart and lung fitness, how
much exercise they do and how
well-nourished they are. That’s
more important than someone’s
chronological age.”
She said he can regain full
mobility after the hip’s “ball
and socket” is replaced. Mrs
McNally added: “He is very fit,
with good nutrition, so I’d hope
for a very positive outcome.”
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20 & 21
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12 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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AIR FLAW
GROUNDS
MILLIONS
15k Euro flights hit
MILLIONS of air passengers faced
misery yesterday after a systems failure
hit up to 15,000 flights across Europe.
Planes were delayed and cancelled due to a
glitch at Eurocontrol centre in Brussels, which
coordinates air traffic for 41 countries.
Ryanair, which operates out of Stansted, was
among the airlines disrupted by hold-ups.
By TRACEY BOLES
One passenger wrote
on Twitter: “Delay for 5 were affected it would inhours for a 25 minute volve 2.4million passenflight. Missed a funeral.”
gers. Eurocontrol hoped to
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Eurocontrol in
Brussels
Cancer scare . . Lansley
Ex-Health
Sec NHS
cuts blast
By NICK McDERMOTT
CHARITIES have backed
ex-Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s calls for
the Government to boost
bowel cancer checks.
Lord Lansley, 61, made
the demand after revealing he is being treated
for a tumour — and said
it could have been spotted earlier if key screening tests had not been
hit by NHS cuts.
“Bowel scope” checks
were introduced in 2010
when he was a Tory
minister and should have
been nationwide by 2016.
But Lord Lansley said
NHS
cuts
“wrongly”
imposed by the Treasury
means
only
half
the
country now gets them.
Bowel Cancer UK and
Beating
Bowel
Cancer
said: “Ideally we would
like to see bowel scope
screening rolled out fully
across England.”
BABY FRUMP
Three in four pregnant
women
feel
“frumpy”,
says a poll for Canary
Wharf’s fashion weekend.
COWS sail to market on
a voyage like no udder.
Around 20 packed
this boat leaving little
room for their owners.
The crew cram on a
few days’ food while the
herd get hay, and all the
water they want, below.
They are sold for
meat and dairy in
Dhaka,
Bangladesh,
where trips are cheaper
by river than road.
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BRAVERY OF SCARRED
CARRED BEAUTY
America
trip bug
girl mum
‘helpless’
By ANDY CRICK
and JAMES BEAL
THE mum of a British
girl who fell ill from a
mystery bug with 50
other pupils and staff on
a US school trip yesterday sobbed: “I just want
her home.”
Nicola Crowle, 16, is the
only one left in hospital
after being readmitted.
She collapsed in Washington DC and is on a
drip while her party
from Crookhorn College
is quarantined in a hotel.
They were first admitted with suspected food
poisoning or norovirus in
New York days earlier.
Mum Susan, 56, of
Waterlooville, Hants, said:
“They only ate on the
plane and Planet Hollywood. We can’t just fly
out to see her and we
feel so helpless.”
New York officials are
investigating the case.
Potter jail
reprieve
A
BOOKSELLER
who
stole a signed Harry Potter edition worth £1,675
has been spared jail.
Rudolf Schonegger, 55,
snatched the rare copy of
Harry Potter And The
Goblet Of Fire at Hatchards in London’s Piccadilly. He swapped it with
an unsigned book.
Prosecutor
Robert
Simpson said: “This was
a targeted operation —
not a random theft.”
Italian
Schonegger,
found guilty of theft, was
given a suspended jail
sentence
yesterday
by
Westminster magistrates.
Victim of
Ferne ex
acid hell
bids for
beauty
crown
EXCLUSIVE by ALEX DIAZ
and ROBIN PERRIE
Picture: CHRIS EADES
In hospital . . . Nicola
JANE MOORE
IS AWAY
THEN
NOW
Sophie shows acid injuries
Getting made-up for the Miss Dorset contest
CHEF’S BURGER RRAP
CELEB chef James Martin has apologised
after a customer blasted a “truly awful”
£9.50 burger at one of his restaurants.
It was served to fellow TV presenter
Ewen
Cameron
at
James
Martin
Kitchen in Glasgow Airport on Sunday.
He tweeted his complaint directly to
the chef. Posting a snap of the burger,
he wrote: “Dear James Martin, you
need to see what your name is
attached to at Glasgow Airport.”
ITV Saturday Morning host Martin
tweeted an apology and insisted he
would “personally” deal with the issue.
Mr Cameron said: “I guessed it would
be top notch for the price. Truly awful.”
Sun
FOUR Brits from
the south coast aim
to bake bread every
day and make a
turkey
Christmas
dinner while rowing
across the Atlantic
for charity this year.
SPOT
A VICTIM of the attack
by acid thug Arthur Collins is to compete for a
beauty queen crown.
Brave Sophie Hall, 22, is
turning her life around after
being horrifically scarred by
the
ex
of
TV’s
Ferne
McCann.
Sophie suffered injuries to her
face, back, left shoulder and arm
when Collins, 25, threw acid at
clubbers a year ago.
Now she is preparing for the
Miss Dorset final next month.
Sophie, a former child model
from Poole, said: “As difficult as
it has been, I’m not going to let
what Collins did stop me living
my life.
“This is me fighting back and
remaining strong.
“I want to be an example to
anyone who has gone through
the same sort of thing.
“I want them to know we
should be proud of our scars
because they are a reminder of
how strong we are.”
Estate agent Sophie was celebrating a friend’s birthday when
Collins injured 22 people at
Mangle nightclub in Dalston,
East London.
Collins — the father of 27-yearold former Towie star Ferne’s
Jailed . . . acid thug Collins
baby daughter — was jailed for
20 years in December.
The Miss Dorset final in the
Hilton Hotel in Bournemouth on
May 5 will see Sophie compete
in ten rounds to become an
“ethically minded” beauty queen.
She hopes she can go on to
challenge for the Miss England
and Miss World titles.
Sophie, who has suffered panic
attacks since being injured, still
faces having surgery and is
receiving counselling.
She said: “I was hysterical for
months afterwards. I couldn’t
stop crying.
“Last year was the most horrific year of my life so I wanted
to make sure 2018 is much more
positive. The attack left me with
scars outside and inside too.
“I wanted to do something a
bit different to help me regain
my confidence.
“That’s why I entered Miss
Dorset. I was lucky enough to
be chosen as one of the seven
finalists out of 150 girls.”
Sophie has received the backing of other acid victims.
Naomi Oni, 26, who was nearly
blinded in an attack in 2012,
said: “I think what Sophie is
doing is really positive.”
Adele Bellis, 26, left scarred
for life after an attack in 2014,
said “I’m really glad Sophie has
found something to help her get
past what happened to her.”
alex.diaz@the-sun.co.uk
Prostate
drugs lift
A NEW treatment for
prostate cancer could be
on the cards after experts
found a way to starve
diseased cells of energy.
They used drugs to target the cells’ power stations called mitochondria.
US experts said inhibitor deguelin caused cells
to consume huge amounts
of glucose, which exhausted and killed them.
In tests on mice, just a
few cancer cells remained after ten weeks.
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Collins’ ex . . . Ferne
‘MOVE AMBO’ FURY
A PARAMEDIC returned from treating
a patient to find an anonymous note on
his ambulance windscreen saying: “Private car park. Do not park here.”
The medic had left an “Ambulance
Service First Responder” sign in the window in Bodmin, Cornwall, on Saturday.
And the Bodmin Responders later
said their crew was asked to move
their ambulance while in the middle of
treating another patient.
They wrote on social media: “Why
don’t people realise that we are there
to help you, which sometimes means
parking wherever necessary — we’re not
here to cause an inconvenience.”
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CONNECT WITH THE HOTTEST AND
Wanted to die . . . Issie
Tum hell
patient’s
‘100 trips
to docs’
By RUTH WARRANDER
A WOMAN whose crippling stomach pain left
her wanting to die says
she had almost 100 doctor
appointments before being
correctly diagnosed.
Issie Lowe, 21, said
medics mistook the agonising symptoms she had
suffered since she was a
teen for period pain.
She was finally told she
had endometriosis. It sees
tissue behave like the
womb lining and grow
elsewhere in the body,
including
the
bowel,
bladder
and
ovaries,
causing internal bleeding.
Issie was housebound
and lost jobs. She hopes
treatment will ease the
incurable condition and
aims to raise awareness.
The budding actress, of
Bolton, said: “I must have
seen the doctors a hundred times. There were
times when I just did not
want to be here anymore.”
Trolleyed
in tractor
A TRACTOR driver was
nicked for drink driving
after going to buy a
pizza in the huge vehicle.
Luke Cockburn, 27, rattled into a city centre in
the early hours of Christmas Eve to get the grub.
Cops suspicious at seeing a tractor so late
pulled alongside after he
parked and smelt booze.
Cockburn, of no fixed
address, admitted lighting
a joint in the police car
and failed a breath test. A
drug swipe was positive.
He was convicted of
drink driving and disqualified for 14 months.
He must also pay £800
in costs and a fine, said
JPs in Carlisle, Cumbria.
Paedo in
kids pool
A PAEDOPHILE followed
kids around a swimming
pool on “family friendly
days” and performed sex
acts on himself.
Robert Bourne, 57, was
arrested
when
underwater CCTV was checked
after a girl of 11 spotted
him and told her mum.
It showed him following youngsters in the
water on separate days
and touching himself.
Bourne, of Bromsgrove,
Worcs,
admitted
twice
engaging in sexual activity in front of a child.
The pervert, previously
convicted of making child
abuse images, was jailed
for 18 months at Worcester crown court.
CANARIES HORROR
A thief stole 44 yellow
canaries and killed others
after breaking into a
home in Woking, Surrey.
Cops appealed for info.
BRIAN, 28, TIPPERARY,
IRISH DANCER
BIO: “Dancer in Riverdance. Now teach
kids. Model. Love sports. Animal lover.”
OPENER: I usually start the chat about
something in their bio.
DANNY, 23,
NOTTINGHAM, STUDENT
BIO: “Down to earth guy looking for
mates and dates.”
OPENER: “Hey, how’s you?” Straight to
the point.
PABLO, 34, LONDON, HEAD OF
TRADING SERVICES
BIO: I’ve made a deliberate decision to
leave it blank.
OPENER: “Where are you from?”
Everybody’s up for answering that.
DAVID, 34, LONDON, REVENUE
CONTROL TEAM LEADER
BIO: “Midlands boy, living in the big
smoke.”
OPENER: Just the typical, “Hey, how
are you?” It tends to work.
CALLUM, 23, MANCHESTER,
STUDENT
BIO: “Student and Shirley-fromEastEnders stunt double.”
OPENER: I don’t start chats because of
my crippling fear of rejection.
JOHN, 28, LONDON,
BUSINESS CONSULTANT
BIO: “Live and work in London.”
OPENER: I mostly choose people
based on their photos and then tend to
wait for them to message me.
We swipe
the floor
with rest
of
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JOHN, 31, LONDON,
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
BIO: “Loves dogs, seeing friends and
travelling.”
OPENER: I’ll ask about something
interesting in their pictures or bio.
CHRIS, 25, LONDON,
CORPORATE INVESTIGATOR
BIO: “Looking for someone to build a
fort with in the living room of a Sunday.”
OPENER: “Is there a boyfriend I should
be concerned about?”
s
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
MOST FANCIED PEOPLE ON DATING APP
IF you’re looking for
love online, it can be
hard to stand out from
the crowd.
But these daters
have done just that.
They are a selection
of the flirty 30 most
popular Brits on dating
app Tinder — those who
have officially received
the most “right swipes”
for their profiles.
If two people both
swipe each other right
on the app, they are
instantly
connected
By NICK PRITCHARD
and can start chatting together.
So if you are struggling with the
art of romance, take some tips
from these specialists, who told
Cosmopolitan
magazine
what they write on
their
Tinder
profile
bio and what they use
for their opening chatup line.
And see what our
very own dating expert
Tinderella makes of the
top hotties with her
first impressions, right.
l The full feature appears
in the May 2018 issue of
Cosmopolitan, on sale now.
SUSAN, 23, LONDON, EXECUTIVE
BIO: “Someone to share pasta, eating it
alone can get cannelloni sometimes.”
OPENER: “Would you rather have David
Attenborough narrate your commute or
Morgan Freeman as your inner voice?”
ALISON, 20, MANCHESTER,
STUDENT
BIO: “Why do Norwegian ships have
barcodes? To Scan-da-navy-in.”
OPENER: A Gif of a woman waving
frantically. People reply 90% of the time.
BEX, 20, LONDON,
STUDENT
BIO: I just put my height on there and
which university I studied at.
OPENER: I tend to start off by just
sending a funny Gif.
LAUREN, 32, LONDON,
SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT
BIO: “5’2”. Londoner. You’ll do.”
OPENER: “Now, then” or “You’ll do.” If
they respond, I’ll ask them about their
favourite crisps.
DREAMY
BLOKES
CAN NOT
BE REAL
SO, would I be swiping right
on these fellas? Here are my
first impressions.
Vitaljus sounds like a
protein drink, 28-year-old
John is so hot even his
girlfriend can’t look directly
at him and Danny looks fresh
out of a recently axed
boy band.
Pablo is wearing a jumper
and jeans beside the pool,
yet isn’t sweating.
In short, these men surely
can’t exist in real life.
Tinder’s top male swipes
are so smilingly athletic or
effortlessly bearded that I’m
left with just one simple
question: Why do this lot
never come up when I’m on
there swiping away?
Er, it could be because
they are being snapped up
by women like Alison or Bex.
The girls featured here are
my basic nightmare: Blonde,
classy, flirty and young.
I’d probably be mates with
the two Emilys, but Robyn
looks more like a Bitmoji
than an actual person.
Not one of them looks like
they’ve been told off for a
boob selfie (still my worst
Tinder date shame).
Overall, it’s rich pickings
and I feel like a loser for my
one blurry selfie and posed
shot with Honey G (I look
less crazy beside her).
Sleepy puppy
EMILY, 22, LEEDS,
STUDENT
BIO: I write that I’m at Leeds University,
but also put down my former job.
OPENER: “I find you a-peel-ing”, with
banana emojis. It goes down well.
IMMY, 18, SURREY,
STUDENT
BIO: “Happy chap.”
OPENER: “Hola!” Often they’ll be like,
“Oh, are you Spanish?” and I’m like,
“No”. It’s worked every time.
REBECCA, 21, EXETER,
HOSPITAL DISPATCHER
BIO: “Not as grumpy in real life as I look
in photos.”
OPENER: A sassy Gif of Beyonce or
Honey Boo Boo.
ROBYN, 22, DUNDEE,
SALES ASSISTANT
BIO: “Stunner x.” It’s a Dundee thing.
OPENER: I always let them speak
first because I think that way is more
gentlemanly.
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I need to work on my bio,
too. If Rebecca can get
swipes with “Not as grumpy
in real life as I look in
photos”, the sky’s the limit.
At the moment I’m bigging
up my love of travel (yawn)
and cooking (lies). But
clearly I need to go ballsy or
chuck in a knock-knock joke.
I’ve clearly misjudged
Tinder. I once described it as
“The Tesco Metro of love” –
basically, a shaggers’
paradise where convenience
is key and no true love can
flourish.
But Riverdancing Brian
with that sleepy puppy has
got me doubting everything I
think I know about life.
So I fire up the app and see
what new guys I can find.
First up is “anti-smoking”
Anthony, 38, who says: “I
want to smell you and taste
you – not cigarettes.”
Bit creepy. But quite
hench. I swipe right.
Next is Bradley, and he’s
pretty clear what he wants:
“Don’t swipe right if you’ve
been here over a week.”
Eric, 38, is a red flag from
the start: “I’m 46, but I look
38.” Don’t we all, love.
Surely there’s a beaut on
here as sexy as Chris or as
thumbs-up cheeky as John?
Daniel, 41, stares back
from my screen: “I’m on here
only for one-offs or friendswith-benefits. Reggae, fryups, castles and lavender.”
Sigh. Back to the drawing
board for me.
15
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TRAGIC BRITS IN U S CRASH
H
Drink battle . . . Verne
Mini-Me
in booze
kill fears
By JAMES BEAL, US Editor
COPS
rushed
to
the
home of 2ft 8in Mini-Me
actor Verne Troyer after
reports he was drunk
and suicidal.
The Austin Powers star,
49, was taken to hospital
in California with suspected alcohol poisoning.
Former Celebrity Big
Brother contestant Verne
was said to be “extremely
upset, drunk and suicidal” when a pal called
police on Monday night.
He was held for a
72-hour evaluation.
Verne has had stints in
rehab for alcoholism.
He nearly drank himself to death in 2002
after his two-month marriage to model Genevieve
Gallen ended. Troyer was
also admitted to hospital
last year as his booze
battle continued.
DIVER’S LIFE FIGHT
A Brit, 48, is fighting
for her life after having a
cardiac arrest in the sea
on her first dive in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote.
FAMILY OF 4 KILLED
BY SATNAV U-TURN
Impact . . .
pick-up, left,
and hire car
Devoted . . . Adam and Maryanne
A BRIT family of four died
in Florida when their car’s
satnav instructed them to
do a U-turn on a busy road.
Adam Stephenson, 30, pulled
into the path of a pick-up as he
left the Kennedy Space Center.
Died . . . Sherry and husband Bryan
By ALEX WEST and JAMES BEAL
Driver Adam, wife Maryanne, 29,
and his parents Bryan, 59, and
Sherry, 56, died in Monday’s horror.
The American Ford driver, 28, suffered
minor
injuries.
Adam’s
brother, thought to be called Sean,
stayed at their rented home 60
miles away where he learned of the
tragedy. Police said yesterday the
GPS in the family’s hired Mitsubishi
saloon instructed Adam to double
back because of a crash ahead.
A spokesman said: “They were in
the process of making that U-turn
at the time of the collision.” He
confirmed graphic designer Adam’s
brother had missed the day trip.
The family, from Bristol, were in
the US celebrating Bryan’s birthday.
Maryanne’s mum Nanette Drake,
47, said: “It’s still not real. They were
having a lovely time. Life was just
beginning for them really.”
alex.west@the-sun.co.uk
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17
Myleene’s
Myleaner
Rampage . . Rzeszowski
Wife and
kids killer
dies in jail
By ALEX WEST
A KILLER who stabbed
his wife, two children
and three others to death
after she admitted an
affair has died in prison.
Damian Rzeszowski, 37,
six years into a 30-year
manslaughter
sentence,
was found dead at Full
Sutton prison, East Yorks.
The cause of death has
yet to be confirmed. But
his ex-sister-in-law said
she believed the builder
had committed suicide.
Agnieszka
Kaczmarek
said: “We suspected one
day he’d do it. This
would have been his fifth
attempt.”
Rzeszowski killed wife
Izabela, daughter Kinga,
five, and son Kacper, two,
with a knife in St Helier,
Jersey, in August 2011.
He also butchered his
father-in-law, his wife’s
friend and her daughter.
The Prisons Ombudsman will probe the death.
I’ll talk on
DadTube
A FED-UP dad has set
up his own YouTube
channel so he can talk to
his phone-obsessed kids.
Justin
Smith,
43,
launched “Joe Daddyutube” because his five
children, aged from ten
to
22,
are
constantly
watching “mindless crap”.
In his first video, sales
manager
Justin,
from
Hull, says: “I am sick of
my kids constantly with
their heads down on
their phones.
“If this is the only way
I’m going to be able to
communicate with them,
that’s what will happen.”
MYLEENE Klass is in paradise as she shows off the
results of her fitness regime on a tropical break.
The telly presenter and model, 39, revealed her toned
tummy in a swimsuit and bikini on Instagram.
Mum-of-two Myleene has been sharing tips online
since launching her 12-week home workout programme.
FURY AT ‘IGNORANT’ JUDGES
Bake Off
Prue ‘fat’
GREAT British Bake Off
judge Prue Leith says she
needs to lose weight.
reckons
she
And
co-judge Paul Holly wood,
52, could also do with
shedding some timber.
Prue, 78, said: “I
should lose a stone. And
probably Paul should
lose half a stone. But
the truth is we don’t eat
very much cake.”
Mary
replaced
She
Berry when the show
switched to Channel 4.
But Prue told Waitrose
Food mag she was initially reluctant to sign.
She said: “The jury’s
absolutely out on whether
these food programmes,
particularly cakey, highsugar ones, are doing
more harm than good.”
BLASTERCHEF
By DAN SALES
BBC cookery hit MasterChef
is
engulfed
in
a
race
row after a Malaysia-born
contestant was wrongly criticised over her chicken stew.
Zaleha Kadir Olpin was axed
after judges John Torode and
Gregg Wallace said the
skin was not crispy.
NASI SO NICE
The chicken rendang was
part of a nasi lemak, which
is Malaysia’s national dish
But
Malaysian
PM
Najib
Razak
mocked
them yesterday, asking:
“Who eats chicken rendang that is crispy?”
It formed part of a
nasi lemak — consid-
Gregg . . & Zaleha
Race row after Gregg’s
Malaysian food tirade
ered to be Malaysia’s national dish —
cooked by Bristol-based Zaleha, 48,
for the quarter-final aired last week.
The meat is traditionally stewed yet
Wallace whined: “The chicken skin
isn’t crispy, it can’t be eaten.”
Torode, an Australian chef, called it
“a mistake” before eliminating her.
Ex-accountant Zaleha stood by her
method, posting online: “Will not
change it for the world.” The row
escalated on Facebook with Malaysians accusing the judges of “cultural
insensitivity” and “whitesplaining”.
However Torode queried the dish’s
origin yesterday, adding: “Brilliant
how excited you are all getting.”
A BBC spokesman said: “Gregg
wasn’t suggesting the dish should
traditionally have crispy skin. He was
saying he couldn’t experience the flavours as presented.”
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GIRAFFE TRAGEDY
Vets battled to save a
sickly new-born giraffe
calf at Paignton Zoo,
Devon, on Monday but
had to put her down.
WE’RE SPLIT ON
THIS LOOKALIKE
WE’LL TRY TO
GRIN & BEAR IT
By DANIEL JONES
A
RARE
300-year-old
bowl made for a Chinese
emperor
sold
for
£21.5million yesterday.
The 5in-wide pink and
blue bowl with floral
pattern — known as a
Falangcai Bowl — is the
finest example to come
on the market.
It was painted in the
Imperial
Palace
workshops in the Forbidden
City in Beijing for the
Kangxi
Emperor,
who
ruled China from 1662
until 1722.
Sotheby’s sold it at an
auction in Hong Kong to
an anonymous bidder.
Nicolas Chow, chairman
of Sotheby’s Asia, said:
“Although there are a few
other pieces of this type,
in Beijing and in Taipei,
this is the finest example
known to exist.
“The price it achieved
is among the very highest
we’ve ever seen for Chinese porcelain.”
ZIP SEEMS YOU
MADE A BUNGLE
£21m tag
for bit of
old China
THIS EFFORT IS
A FEAT OF CLAY
Chinese bowl . . . 300 years old
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
19
Gnash
n’ grab
COPS were ridiculed after releasing this e-fit of a suspect.
It was likened to retro kids’ TV
characters Zippy from Rainbow,
Bingo from the Banana Splits, and
the Cheshire Cat and Wallace.
Harry Howell posted online: “Oh
my God Zippy’s gone bad.”
Warwicks Police said the suspect tricked his way into a flat to
steal cash in Stratford-upon-Avon.
UNEXPECTED LIFE SAVER
IN THE BAGGING
AREA
Cashier resuscitates tot
By PAUL SIMS
A SAINSBURY’S cashier
used the bagging area
beside her till to resus- screaming outside after her
citate a baby boy who 11-month-old son stumbled
and bashed his head.
stopped breathing.
She took the limp lad in to
Calm . . . Kath outside store
Lifesaver Kath Jepson, 54,
ran to help when she
heard mum Leah Nixon
the shop, cleared the till and
placed him in the bagging
area. Her workmate Michael
Best rang 999 and relayed
instructions from a call handler
on how to give CPR.
Kath said: “It was scary. It
seemed to last forever, but it
was about three minutes. He
wasn’t breathing to begin with
but then started to stare a little
bit. His mum was traumatised.”
The tot was discharged from
hospital after treatment. Leah,
20, has since contacted Kath to
thank her.
The first aid hero, who works
in Middlesbrough, said: “It’s
fantastic to know the little lad’s
doing well. It could’ve been so
different.”
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JAMES CORDEN
‘I think that’s it
for kids now.
My wife has
already talked
about medical procedures.’
KYLIE MINOGUE
‘Honestly, once I was
on my own it was
better. I wasn’t
dreaming about
walking down
the aisle in a
wedding dress.’
GARY BARLOW
‘I battle with my
weight still. I
feel it when
a pound
goes on, I
know when
a pound’s off.’
MEGHAN TRAINOR
‘I fell into a crazy, deep
hole of depression
and anxiety. I
was crippled
and had this
pain. I’m still
in therapy.’
WHERE THE STARS TELL ALL
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SAM SMITH is going to have an
easier time walking about in his
heels now he’s quit the booze.
The singer posed in his favourite red
stilettos on Instagram yesterday for
snaps to show off new merchandise
such as this tour programme.
Sam has revealed he has given up
alcohol in a bid to improve bouts of
severe anxiety, which he feared would
affect his current Thrill Of It All tour.
And these shoes are no doubt playing
their part in cheering him up, too – as is
marking his six-month anniversary with
actor boyfriend BRANDON FLYNN.
Sam has a whole collection of heels at
home, and he has declared: “I feel as
much woman as I am man.”
It’s just a pity about those white
socks . . .
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RONS
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up for a top ON
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next month’s BM
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INTERVIEW
OLIVIA BUCKLAND has
told Love Island fiancé ALEX
BOWEN the wedding is off if
he breaks her one and only
golden rule on his upcoming
Amsterdam stag do. She
told Star: “He’s going with
20 friends. He’s a rubbish
drunk. I’m quite chilled and
know there’s
a lot that goes
on, but sleeping with a prostitute would
cross the line.”
Not a-mused
DAN WOOTTON
CAMILA CABELLO
‘I’ve been super
insecure and
felt like I
wasn’t
being as
good as I
wanted to be.’
ZOE SALDANA is the latest
celeb to talk of her Hollywood harassment experience, telling Cosmo: “It was
unfair and uneven, from how
you built the part to why you
were cast and how you are
dressed. I don’t want another man to tell me, ‘You were
my muse’. I
don’t want to
f***ing
be
your muse. I
want you to
listen to me.”
jared alert
THE
THIRTY SECONDS TO
MARS singer JARED LETO
tells Music Week about the
band’s new album America:
“BONO told me, ‘Never book
a tour until your album is
finished’. Of course, I always
book a tour before I finish
the album and it becomes
the deadline. I
don’t
know
how I would
have finished
it if I didn’t
book the tour.”
‘We have
lovingly chosen
to separate as
a couple’
AMANDA HOLDEN grabbed ALAN CARR’s privates
to save him during a stunt on
new show I Don’t Like Mondays. He told Heat: “I had
to go down a slide in a
bucket and I went too early
and Amanda grabbed my
c*** to stop me falling. She
pulled me up
by my crotch.
I loved it. I
kept
falling
over again and
going, ‘Oops’. ”
STEP UP PAIR SPLIT UP
CHANNING
TATUM
has
announced his separation from
actress wife JENNA DEWAN in
the most infuriating statement
since GWYNETH PALTROW and
CHRIS MARTIN’s “conscious
uncoupling” four years ago.
The couple, who met 12 years
ago on the set of Step Up, shared
the self-important and cringeworthy declaration on social
media yesterday, in which they
insisted: “Absolutely nothing
has changed about how much
we love one another.”
Well, clearly it has or they
wouldn’t be ending their nine-
year marriage. The statement
went on: “We’re living in an
incredible moment in time, but
it’s also a time where truth
can easily get distorted into
“alternative facts”.
“So we want to share the truth
so you know that if you didn’t
read it here then it’s most
certainly fiction.”
It’s rather telling that just a
month ago Jenna confessed
they weren’t “perfect”.
She added: “We fight like other
couples. We have days where we
don’t really like each other.”
That’s an understatement.
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LOOK HUGH’S HEADING FOR No1
THE Greatest Showman soundtrack spent 11 weeks at No1 before
being knocked off by GEORGE
EZRA last Friday.
But it is back with a vengeance
and set to top the album AND singles
charts this Friday – thanks to ITV’s
The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night.
Celebrities including MEGAN
McKENNA, VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE and COLEEN NOLAN
stripped off to This Is Me from the
HUGH JACKMAN film for the telly
special last Thursday, to raise
awareness of breast cancer.
And the inspiring show has
piqued interest in the tune, which
leapt seven places to No1 yesterday. But it will go down to the wire
as the single is just 14 sales ahead
of last week’s chart-topper These
Days by RUDIMENTAL, JESS
GLYNNE and MACKLEMORE.
The soundtrack itself is also on
course for the top spot, beating
new albums from THE VACCINES
and KACEY MUSGRAVES.
It is one of the best films I have
seen for ages. The fact it’s topping
the charts makes it even better.
Nicola Fahey, Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies and Lucy Jones
BY GEORGE, IS THIS VENICE?
IT’S been nearly four years
since GEORGE CLOONEY
tied the knot in Venice, and
now the actor’s home life is
starting to resemble his time
in the watery Italian city.
The £10million
Grade II listed
mansion he bought
wife Amal as a
wedding present
in Sonning, Berks,
right, is close to
being submerged
by heavy rainfall.
Residents in the
pretty village were
sent flood alert warnings
late on Easter Monday after a
series of showers caused the
River Thames to
rise quickly.
The Clooneys’
17th Century home
sits right next to the
rising water.
The message from the
Environment Agency warned:
“Be prepared. Levels on the
River Thames have
been rising today in
response to recent
rainfall.
“Remain safe and be
aware of your local
surroundings. Flood
waters may be deep and
fast flowing.”
The pair, inset, have
plunged millions into
their British love nest
over the past few years,
extensively redeveloping
it. They added a home
cinema, a tennis court
and a 60ft swimming
pool.
That could be about to
get a bit longer.
No for
Chezza...
SHE CHOOSES DANCE SHOW
CHERYL TWEEDY has ruled out a return
to X Factor as bosses identify RITA ORA
as their top target for the panel.
I can also reveal Latina superstar GLORIA
ESTEFAN is in contention for a judging role in
SIMON COWELL’s shake-up of the ITV show,
which has led to producers threatening
to terminate the contracts of show veterans
LOUIS WALSH and SHARON OSBOURNE.
Cheryl, who has long been tipped to take
over from NICOLE SCHERZINGER for a third
stint on the series, has chosen to pledge
her allegiance to Simon on his new BBC1
show The Greatest Dancer after conceding
she cannot do both.
A show source said: “Cheryl loves X Factor
but she enjoyed filming the pilot
for a new BBC programme
and loved it. The show feels
fresh and because it’s a
new format she is excited
by that. Dance has always
been a passion for her so
she feels it’s right.”
Cheryl’s
big
decision
comes as new accounts
reveal she spent £200,000
during her year out of the
spotlight to have baby
Bear.
The
Geordie
saw funds in her
company
CC
Entertainments
dip
from
£1.4million to
£1.2million.
The X Factor overhaul could also feature
LOUIS TOMLINSON and CRAIG DAVID, who are
in talks to take over the second male position,
while ALESHA DIXON, KYLIE MINOGUE and
MARIAH CAREY have all been approached,
along with Rita and Gloria, with a view to
filling the female slots alongside Simon.
Simon, below with Cheryl during last year’s
show, is keen to speak to Rita about a
potential second spell on X Factor, after she
won the 2015 series when she guided LOUISA
JOHNSON to victory.
Fresh blood
However, her signing could prove difficult
given her touring commitments and the
release of her highly anticipated second
album.
The pursuit of Gloria is a major surprise,
but she would be the ideal signing to give the
show some much-needed fresh blood.
The curveball move is sparked
by Simon being a huge fan of
the star.
She
has
talent
show
experience after being a
mentor on US show The
Next: Fame Is At Your
Doorstep alongside JOE
JONAS and NELLY, plus
she
has
a
global
fanbase.
Whatever the outcome, it’s great to see
Simon
freshening
things up.
EM’S LOVE
AND FLOSS
EMILY BLUNT has spent months donning a
sensible navy nanny outfit while filming the
title role in Disney’s remake of Mary Poppins.
But she let her hair down as she attended the
New York premiere of her latest flick A Quiet
Place, wearing a skirt that looked like it had
been whipped up in a candy floss machine
She walked the red carpet on Monday with
husband JOHN KRASINSKI, top right, who also
plays her husband in the horror film.
This week Londoner Emily revealed pals had
warned her that working together with a
partner would end in divorce – but she said it
actually proved to be a bonding experience.
It’s not the first movie to feature the pair, who
married in 2010 – they each had a cameo role in
2011 movie The Muppets. There will have been
less tension while shooting that one.
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BRICKHARD THE THIRD
25
96,764
Lego blocks used to
create King Richard
Knight shift . . . Adrian
Arthur a
Yorkshire
king? By
eckalibur
ROYAL WOW 2
By PAUL SIMS
KING Arthur was actually
from
Yorkshire,
according to a historian.
Adrian Grant claims
the round table legend
was born in Barwick-inElmet near Leeds in 475.
He says his work proves
“beyond any doubt” that
Arthur was real and said:
“I think I have uncovered
the truth.”
Adrian’s theory flies in
the face of ancient beliefs
that the king was born
in Tintagel, Cornwall.
It also challenges those
who
say
Arthur,
his
sword Excalibur and wizard Merlin are a myth.
The retired teacher, 70,
spent six years studying
ancient texts about 12
battles
the
supposed
Saxon-basher is believed
to have fought in.
He says Arthur was the
son of Masgwid Gloff, a
5th century king who
ruled over the kingdom
of Elmet, now the West
Riding of Yorkshire.
He was born around
475AD in the kingdom’s
capital, Barwick-in-Elmet.
His family castle would
have stood on or near to
Hall Tower Hill, once an
Iron Age fort.
The
village
is
now
home to just 5,000 folk.
Adrian
says
Arthur
fought Picts and Scots
before dying at the battle
of Camlann in 537.
He said: “You have an
individual with the right
name that fits.”
School’s
£19k ‘for
a junkie’
AN accounts manager at
a primary school swindled £19,000 to fund her
boyfriend’s heroin habit.
Nicola
Turnbull,
47,
ordered electrical items
which she then sold on.
She Tipp-exed out the
transactions
on
forms
and also took petty cash.
An audit exposed her
four-year scam at Wildbank School in Stalybridge, Gtr Manchester.
Turnbull,
of
Denton,
admitted fraud and got a
suspended jail term at
Minshull
Street
crown
court. She must also do
180 hours unpaid work.
Recorder Andrew Long
said: “You were under
pressure to provide for
your partner.”
FOUR-STEAL DRIVE
Raiders in a 4x4 drove
into a shopping centre
and stole a cash machine
in Newmarket, Suffolk.
3 DAYS
Time taken by families
to build the 30ft mosaic
LEGO fans spent the weekend creating their very own Wall of the Roses
— a portrait of King Richard III
made out of the toy bricks.
The hunchback monarch, killed at
the Battle of Bosworth during the
ROYAL WOW 1
Wars of the Roses in 1485, is constructed from 96,764 pieces.
It was put together in Leicester’s
King Richard III Visitor Centre, yards
from where his body was found
under a car park in 2012.
Charity Fairy Bricks, which uses
Lego to help sick children, came up
with the plan for the Easter weekend. The group’s Robert Clarkson
said: “It’s been great to give something back to children, some of
whom had never actually played with
Lego before.
“They have helped recreate something truly remarkable.”
FRIDAY IS YEAR’S WARMEST DAY
SPRING
WATCH
Season here 2wks late
By PAUL SIMS, Sun Weatherman
BRITS are about to enjoy the warmest day of the
year so far as spring arrives two weeks late.
Temperatures should soar to 64F (18C) on Friday, topping
Saint-Tropez in the South of France by two degrees.
It will also beat the UK’s highest temperature of 2018 — 62F (16.6C)
in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, on March 10 — and trounce the 54F (12C)
average for this time of year. The
South East will enjoy the bulk of
the sun with parts of the West
and North cloudy and cooler.
Met Office forecaster Sarah
Kent said: “Southerly winds are
HIGH: 14°C
LOW: -1°C
going to bring much milder conRain
ditions by the end of the week.”
It comes after snow chaos from
the Beast from the East and
Storm Emma in March with deluges as recent as last weekend.
HIGH: 13°C
LOW: 0°C
But we’ll first have to endure
more torrential rain — with at
Dry and bright
least in (15mm) set to fall today.
There are also 177 flood warnings across the country, with the
West Midlands, Yorkshire and the
North East among worst-hit areas.
HIGH: 18°C
LOW: 2°C
Cooler showery weather is also
Sunny and warm
due over the weekend, although
temperatures will remain above
average.
paul.sims@the-sun.co.uk
3-DAY FORECAST
TODAY
TOMORROW
FRIDAY
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Safe . . Bow, vet & family
Darned
pup ate
needle &
bobbin
By LAUREN VEEVERS
A PUPPY had a lucky
escape after swallowing a
needle and thread.
Springer spaniel Bow
wolfed the sewing kit
after
owner
Darren
Taylor-Booth darned his
work trousers.
He and wife Sharon
rushed
Bow
to
vets
in Warrington, Cheshire,
where an X-ray revealed
the needle had nearly
worked its way out.
Vet Agnieszka Hanszke
said: “It could have punctured or ruptured her
stomach or intestine.
“Rather than operate, I
decided to see if I could
reach it and thankfully I
managed to do so and
carefully pulled it out.”
Mum-of-two
Sharon,
43, said Bow often took
socks, coins and string.
She added: “She was so
lucky it didn’t cause any
internal damage, Now, we
are being extra vigilant.”
SARAH FIRTH, 36
The swimming and horse-riding instructor thinks our Bust
In Britain competition is way out in front. Sarah, from Great
Dunmow, Essex, who has 34E boobs, said: “There’s no
age restriction and it doesn’t matter what size and shape
you are. It’s empowering for women.”
Our Bust
In Britain
entries pose
in boudoir.
You lot just
can’t stop
plumping
your...
NAOMI COOPER, 21
Sales adviser Naomi, from Ore, East Sussex, hopes to
seal the deal with her impressive 34D boobs. She said:
“It was my partner Eddy’s mum, Sue, who said I should
enter the competition. She thinks I’ve got a good set
and Eddy definitely agrees.”
Love pillows
Work liar
£100k bill
A LYING mechanic who
claimed an electric shock
at a car plant robbed
him of the use of an arm
has been ordered to pay
£100,000 in court costs.
Darius Creer, 41, sued
BMW for £1million saying
he could not work after
the accident at the firm’s
Mini HQ in Oxford.
Colleagues
described
the
mishap
as
“very
minor”. BMW’s insurers
secretly
filmed
Creer
using his “injured” arm
to drive and push a car.
He represented himself
after his lawyers pulled
out. The case has been
struck out by Oxford
county court due to “fundamental dishonesty”.
Big fat lie
on pasta
PASTA won’t make you
fat and can even help
people lose a pound or
two, researchers claim.
Some 30 food trials
involving 2,500 volunteers
were analysed by Canadian nutritionists.
They found those on a
healthy
diet
including
three weekly pasta servings instead of other
carbs lost around 1.1lb
over 12 weeks.
Toronto Prof John Sievenpiper said pasta was
absorbed slowly, unlike
other carbs like white
bread which cause a
sugar spike and cravings.
He said it “had come
under attack” but “can be
part of a healthy diet”.
CRIMS LOVE 3-BEDS
Nearly half of domestic
break-ins involve threebedroom
semi-detached
houses,
a
Churchill
Insurance study claims.
THESE gorgeous girls are all
up for the cups in our great
Bust In Britain competition.
They’ve invited us into
their boudoirs for some sexy
pillow talk – and to show off
their first-class cleavages.
We have had hundreds of
entries but there’s still time
to send us your pictures at
thesun.co.uk/bustinbritain.
The winner will get £5,000
and a photoshoot in Ibiza.
ANNETTE
BUCHAN, 49
lTerms and conditions: Competition
closes 28 April 2018. Over 18, residents of
UK and RoI only. You can send as many
snaps as you like to support your entry.
Entries may be published; publication
does not mean entrant has won a prize. No
cash alternative and prize non-transferable. Your information will only be used for
the purposes of this competition. Promoter is News Group Newspapers Ltd. For
full terms visit thesun.co.uk/bustinbritain.
Mum-of-two Annette, who is
a quality administrator from
Connah’s Quay, Flints, said: “I
had an opportunity to do
modelling when I was younger
but it wasn’t the right time – and
it’s one of those things to tick off
my list before I turn 50.”
SAFFRON BOOTH, 18
Estate agent Saffron, from Wolverhampton, reckons
her 38G boobs can bag the top prize. She said: “My
mum saw the competition and said it would be funny if I
entered. If I win, I have to buy her a handbag – and I’d
probably get myself one too.”
ALISON MESLEM, 36
Mum-of-three Alison has a figure that creates a big
impression. The management engineer, from Hull, said:
“My 36F boobs are my best asset – they’ve
been big ever since I was a teenager. Getting the call to
say I would appear in The Sun made my day.”
CARLEY MANNING, 31
Contracts co-ordinator and mum-of-one Carley, from
Hemel Hempstead, Herts, has 36D boobs and said:
“After having my daughter 19 months ago, my body
confidence had a knock. You’ve already boosted it
by putting my picture in The Sun.”
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Sick girl’s
drug bid
THE parents of a terminally-ill little girl hope to
get an expensive new
treatment on the NHS.
Saffa Shehzan, four, is
one of six Brit kids with
CLN2 Batten disease.
The
nervous
system
condition has no known
cure and Saffa is already
in a wheelchair.
In trials Brineura —
given
directly
to
the
brain — halted the disease in 20 of 23 children.
But NHS drugs judge
NICE
says
treatment
costs of £500,000 a year
are too expensive.
A final decision is due
on April 25. Saffa’s mum
Saima, 35, of Lytham St
Annes, Lancs, said: “Timing is of the essence.”
Cannibal
car gang
THIEVES stole the front
of a Vauxhall Corsa from
outside the owner’s home
as he slept.
They broke a window
and leant in to pop the
bonnet which they took
with the grille and lights.
It was the latest attack
by so-called Corsa Cannibals who strip parts
from
the
best-selling
hatchback’s bodywork.
The unnamed owner, 45,
of Chester-le-Street, Co
Durham, said: “I couldn’t
believe my eyes. It was so
brazen. I’m furious.”
Vauxhall said Corsas
were targeted because of
their
popularity.
It
insisted the car had no
security or design issues.
THIS RON BETTER?
FROM
THIS
TO
THIS
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Card for
kids of 2
risky to
under 3s
PAPERCHASE is selling birthday cards for
two-year-olds with a warning on the back
saying it’s not suitable for under threes.
The card has a “2” on the front and a lion
whose tongue goes in when you wiggle its hat.
By JOHN LUCAS
AN artist whose bizarre bust of football legend Cristiano
Ronaldo was ridiculed worldwide has had another shot at it.
Ex-baggage handler Emanuel Santos was mocked last year
for his wonky-faced statue of the Portuguese ace, 33, left, at
Madeira airport. It is still on display but he has unveiled a
new attempt, commissioned by the Bleacher Report website.
Jill Cooper, 69, bought it for a friend’s daughter and
was annoyed when she
realised it was not safe.
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while girlfriend
Hattie’s on holiday?
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A
WOMAN
yesterday
denied
murdering
her
war hero father, whose
remains were found in
her back garden.
Barbara Coombes’ dad
Kenneth was discovered
after she told cops where
he was buried in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
Kenneth, who served
with the RAF during
World War Two, was 89
when he died in 2006.
Coombes, 63, also faces
fraud charges. A trial was
set for July 9 at Manchester crown court.
WALKSHIRE TERRIER
Terrier
Tess,
missing
from Ludlow, Shrops, was
found 100 miles away in
Leigh, Gtr Manchester.
MOVIE LEGEND CHAA
EXCLUSIVE by
GRANT ROLLINGS
STEVEN SPIELBERG thinks
action
legend
Indiana
Jones is finally ready for
the ultimate adventure —
to be played by a woman.
The director knows he would
risk fan fury by casting an
actress in the role made
famous by Harrison Ford,
75, but he believes it is
time the explorer took “a
different form”.
In an exclusive interview,
Spielberg
nodded
when
asked
if
this
new-look
Jones could be female, and
added:
“We’d
have
to
change the name from
Jones to Joan. And there
would be nothing wrong
with that.”
The 71-year-old has been
a vocal champion of the
Time’s Up campaign for
gender equality in the
movie industry — and is
no stranger to powerful
women.
His mother Leah, who died last
year aged 97, raised him and
his three sisters almost singlehandedly because his workaholic
engineer father Arnold, now 101,
was rarely around.
And he has been married to
actress Kate Capshaw, 64, since
1991, after meeting in 1984 when
she starred in the second Indiana
Jones film in 1984.
He said: “My mom was strong.
She had a voice, she had a very
strong opinion.
‘I know what it feels
like to be addicted’
“I have been very lucky to be
influenced by women, several of
whom I have just loved madly —
my mom and my wife.”
Filming for the fifth movie in
the Indiana Jones franchise is due
to begin in April next year.
But Spielberg said: “This will be
Harrison Ford’s last Indiana Jones
movie, I am pretty sure, but it
will certainly continue after that.”
That is when the director will
decide on whether to go ahead
with “Joan” — and once again lead
the way in putting words about
Hollywood equality into action.
Unlike many other directors and
producers, he has long insisted his
lead actors and actresses get
the same pay, most recently in
Ready Player One starring British
actress Olivia Cooke, 24, and Tye
Sheridan, 21.
He said: “Everyone was
equally paid. And on
The
Post,
Tom
Hanks and Meryl
Streep
got
the
same pay cheque
exactly,
right
down
to
the
perks.”
Spielberg’s new
film is a sci-fi
spectacular, set
in a future so
grim that most
of humanity has
sought escape in
a virtual reality
world designed by a
character played by
Mark Rylance.
It lets players act out any
fantasy, from climbing Everest to
racing the DeLorean from Back
To The Future.
And Spielberg thinks this level
of technology is within our grasp.
He predicted: “I can imagine in
the relatively near future social
media taking place in a threedimensional cyber virtual space.
“You are socialising in virtual
chat rooms and, if you are wear-
DRIVE . . .
Spielberg.
Inset, with
wife Kate
ing the right
clothing,
you
can
feel
it
when
people
shake your hand
or give you a hug.
“I see a whole
industry circling the
future of just such an
immersive technology.”
But personally, Spielberg will
be trying to avoid its addictive
temptations, just as he refuses to
get embroiled with social media.
He explained: “I am not on
Facebook, I don’t have a Twitter
or a Snapchat or Instagram
account. But I know what it feels
like to be addicted, because I am
addicted to a couple of games on
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four in 1950
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an Indiana
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one
away from me and putting
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somewhere out of sight — it’s
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far out of mind.”
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double Oscar-winner also
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mits
he is addicted to work,
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explains the 35 films he
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O top of that, he has produced
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than 80 movies, ranging
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m Back To The Future to Men
Black and Twister.
But
he
has
managed
to
B
casionally
tear himself away
c
m the studios to make sure he
d time with his children as they
ew
e up. He and Kate have three
biological children — daughters
Sasha, 27 and Destry, 21 and son
Sawyer, 26, and adopted kids
Theo, 29, and Mikaela, 22.
He also has a son from his first
marriage to actress Amy Irving —
Max, 32 — while Kate has an
elder daughter Jessica, 41, from
her own first marriage.
‘The talent – that’s
what I come here for’
The director said: “I always
work hard. I have only had a
couple of breaks in my career.
“I did it to be close to my
family, to focus time on my kids
as they were growing up. I have
probably taken six years off in
the last 40 years. That’s not a
very good average.”
And many of those years behind
the camera have been spent here
in the UK.
Ever since he shot the first
Indiana Jones movie, Raiders Of
The Lost Ark at Elstree Studios,
Herts, in 1980, the Ohio-born
filmmaker has been smitten.
True to form, Ready Player One
was filmed in Birmingham, and
the new Indiana Jones will be
shot here too.
Speaking in Claridge’s hotel in
London, he said: “I love coming
back here. I truly consider this
my second home.
“There was a period when we
didn’t come back, under Tony
Blair’s government when they
pulled the tax credits. I had to
cancel two productions which
were slated to shoot in the UK
and take those to other countries.
“But the most important thing is
the talent — that’s what I come
here for.
“England really knows how to
give a tremendous leg-up by
offering young actors lots of
opportunities
to
train
and
perform.”
He also likes bingeing on British
TV, declaring: “Broadchurch was
one of my favourite television
series — and it still is.”
Then there is the monarchy.
Spielberg admits he is a superfan.
CRACKING
. . . Ford in
adventurer role
he has played
since 1981
Awarded an honorary knighthood
in 2001 for services to the
entertainment industry, he says he
has met all the senior royals.
But his favourite moment was
being personally invited by the
Queen to screen his film War
Horse at Windsor Castle in 2011.
He recalled: “It was the longest
time
I
had
the
honour
of
spending with the Queen, at least
half a day.
“We got along great, she enjoyed
the movie and the great thing
was she invited the whole of the
staff at Windsor to see it.
“Just
behind
becoming
an
honorary knight, that was my
greatest honour.”
l Ready Player One (12A) is in cinemas now.
30 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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tvguide Wednesday
6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Oxford Street Revealed
Thieves try a new trick on
unsuspecting shoppers. (R,S,HD)
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
Property auctions. (R,S,HD)
10.30 Commonwealth Games:
Opening Ceremony 2018
Hazel Irvine presents coverage
from Carrara Stadium in the city
of Gold Coast, Queensland,
Australia, as the 21st staging of
the multi-sport event is officially
declared open. (S,HD)
1.30 BBC News At One (S,HD)
2.00 Regional News (S)
2.15 Moving On Separated from his
wife, Liam longs to be back with
his family. (R,S,HD)
3.00 Escape To The Country
A couple seek a rural property in
West Sussex. (R,S,HD)
3.30 Money For Nothing Transforming
items reclaimed at the Walsall
Recycling Centre. (S,HD)
4.15 Flog It! From Grimsby Minster in
Lincolnshire. (R,S,HD)
5.15 Pointless Quiz show hosted by
Alexander Armstrong. (S,HD)
6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD)
6.30 Regional News (S)
6am Flog It! Trade Secrets (R,S)
6.30 Money For Nothing (R,S,HD)
7.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S,HD)
8.00 Sign Zone: See Hear Maisie
Sly, star of the short film The
Silent Child, and her parents
discuss a possible turning point
for deaf child actors. (S,SL,HD)
8.30 Classic Mary Berry (R,S,SL)
9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (S)
11.00 Street Auction (R,S,HD)
11.45 Claimed And Shamed (R,S,HD)
12.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S,HD)
1.15 The Hairy Bikers’ Comfort
Food (R,S,HD)
2.00 Trust Me, I’m A Vet (R,S,HD)
3.00 Indian Ocean With Simon
Reeve Travelling from Indonesia
to Australia. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Patagonia: Earth’s Secret
Paradise Life in the seas that
surround the area. (R,S,HD)
5.00 Put Your Money Where Your
Mouth Is Kate Bliss takes on
Caroline Hawley at an auction
in Kent. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Eggheads Quiz show hosted by
Jeremy Vine. (S,HD)
6.30 The Repair Shop Jay Blades and
Will Kirk restore a damaged
Davenport desk. (R,S,HD)
6am Good Morning Britain News,
current affairs and lifestyle
features. (S,HD)
8.30 Lorraine Entertainment and
fashion news. (S,HD)
9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show Guests
air their differences. (R,S,HD)
10.30 This Morning A mix of celebrity
chat, lifestyle features, advice
and competitions. (S,HD)
12.30 Loose Women Topical studio
discussion. (S,HD)
1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S)
1.55 Regional News (S)
2.00 Judge Rinder Cameras follow
criminal barrister Robert Rinder
as he takes on real-life cases in
a studio courtroom. (S,HD)
3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal
David Dickinson and the team
head to Ashby-De-La-Zouch in
Leicestershire, where an oil
painting causes the most
excitement of the day. (R,S,HD)
Followed by Local Weather
4.00 Tipping Point Game show
hosted by Ben Shephard. (S,HD)
5.00 The Chase Quiz show hosted by
Bradley Walsh. (S,HD)
6.00 Regional News (S)
6.30 ITV Evening News (S)
6am Countdown (R,S,HD)
6.45 3rd Rock From The Sun (R,S)
7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond
Two episodes. (R,S)
8.30 Frasier (R,S)
10.05 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell (R,S,HD)
11.00 The Simpsons (R,S)
12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD)
12.05 Come Dine With Me (R,S,HD)
1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers (R,S,HD)
2.10 Countdown (S,HD)
3.00 A Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun St Lucia. (R,S,HD)
4.00 A New Life In The Sun The
owners of a Spanish kite school
debate moving their business
to Kenya. (R,S,HD)
5.00 Four In A Bed The third visit of
the week comes from the Fleur De
Lis in Sandwich, Kent. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Star Boot Sale Olympic athlete
Iwan Thomas sells items at a car
boot sale. (S,HD)
6.00 The Simpsons Lisa defies a
new ruling that bans the
teaching of evolution. (R,S)
6.30 Hollyoaks The Nightingale family
is furious to discover what
Yasmine and Imran have done.
Meanwhile, Tegan wakes from
her coma. (R,S,HD)
6am Milkshake! (HD)
9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD)
11.15 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away! The officers try to recover
£13,000 owed by a highperformance car dealer. (R,S,HD)
Followed by 5 News Lunchtime
12.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors The
work of doctors at Farnham Road
Surgery in Slough, Berkshire.
(R,S,HD) Followed by Access
1.15 Home And Away (S,HD)
1.45 Neighbours (S,HD)
2.15 NCIS Ziva becomes involved with
a murder suspect. (R,S,HD)
3.15 First Class Fear A woman who
was left at the altar has an affair
with a stranger on a plane, which
puts her and everyone else on
the flight in danger. Thriller
starring Lacey Chabert. (2013)
✪✪✪ (S,HD)
5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD)
5.30 Neighbours Holly defuses the
row between Karl and Susan,
setting him straight about the
exchange trip to China. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Home And Away Jasmine
receives a threatening text from
her stalker. (R,S,HD)
6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD)
9pm Patrick Kielty returns Dundrum to
explore My Dad, The Peace Deal And Me
9pm Andrew Cunanan falls from favour in
The Assassination Of Gianni Versace
8pm Anne Hegerty hosts the final heat of the
Britain’s Brightest Family quarter-finals
10pm Mandy hopes to be whisked off her
feet by globetrotting Adam in First Dates
10pm Karren Brady leads an investigation
asking Why Do Men Earn More Than Women?
7.00 The One Show
Hosted by Alex Jones and Ore
Oduba. (S,HD) Then BBC News
8.00 MasterChef
(19/25) As the semi-finals
continue, the eight remaining
cooks in the competition head to
RAF Halton in Aylesbury to
celebrate 100 years of the
RAF’s formation. (S,HD)
9.00 My Dad, The Peace Deal
And Me
On the 20th anniversary of the
Good Friday Agreement, Patrick
Kielty, who was born during the
Troubles, explores the legacy of
Northern Ireland’s peace deal. He
returns to his home village of
Dundrum, where his father was
killed by paramilitary gunmen
when he was just 16-years-old,
before travelling around Northern
Ireland to meet other people
whose lives were also shattered
by the Troubles. (S,HD)
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
10.30 Regional News (S)
10.45 A Question Of Sport
(28/36) With former England
cricketer Mark Butcher, Olympic
medal-winning swimmer
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor,
ex-rugby union international Andy
Goode and world champion long
jumper Stef Reid. (S,HD)
11.15 Lenny Henry: The
Commonwealth Kid
The actor examines the
relationship between the UK and
the Commonwealth, exploring the
role of this community of nations
in the 21st century and the legacy
of empire and slavery. (R,S,HD)
12.15 -6am Commonwealth
Games 2018
Coverage of day one from
Queensland, Australia, as the
first medals of the Games are
decided in the men’s and
women’s triathlons. (S,HD)
7.00 Today At The Games
Highlights of the opening
ceremony at Carrara Stadium
in the city of Gold Coast,
Queensland. (S,HD)
8.00 Attenborough’s Wonder
of Eggs
David Attenborough reveals the
secrets of birds’ eggs from
creation to hatching, exploring
how they are made, the reasons
behind their shape and their
intrinsic purpose. (R,S,HD)
9.00 The Assassination Of
Gianni Versace:
American Crime Story
(6/9) As the fact-based US crime
drama continues, Cunanan’s
inflated sense of entitlement
begins to sour relationships and
he finds himself falling from
favour. (S,HD)
9.50 Live At The Apollo
(1/6) Sarah Millican presents
from London’s Hammersmith
Apollo, introducing sets by Tom
Allen and Arj Barker. (R,S,HD)
10.30 Newsnight
Presented by Emily Maitlis.
(S,HD) Followed by Weather
11.15 Golf: The Masters
Preview 2018
Eilidh Barbour presents a look
ahead to this year’s staging of the
Major, featuring interviews with
Rory McIlroy and reigning
champion Sergio Garcia. (S,HD)
11.45 Hospital
(2/6) Cameras follow head and
neck surgeon David Grant, and
Freda, a 75-year-old retired
teacher who has a lump in her
thyroid gland. (R,S,HD)
12.45 Sign Zone: See Hear – The
Silent Child (R,S,SL,HD)
1.15 MasterChef (R,S,SL)
2.15 The Funeral Murders
(R,S,SL,HD) Followed by Weather
For The Week Ahead 3.20-6am
BBC News (S,HD)
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
7.00 The Yorkshire Vet Casebook
7.00 Emmerdale
8.00 The Supervet
(4/10) Julian Norton and Peter
Brenda steals Laurel’s wallet,
(6/6) Sports pundit Lee Dixon
Wright work together to try to
Aaron receives a visit from
brings his beloved rescue dog to
save a working sheepdog. They
Adam’s cellmate and Megan
panics when she sees bruising
see Professor Noel Fitzpatrick,
are also both needed at a local
on Eliza’s arms. (S,HD)
looking for help treating a limp
farm, where a cow is in agony.
7.30 Coronation Street
and getting his pet back to full
(S,HD) Then 5 News Update
David pays a secret visit to a
fitness. Elsewhere, a Springer
8.00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
clinic, Craig shuts himself away
Spaniel all the way from Guernsey
(36/42) Dr Tom Pelly sees female
inside his flat, and Mary suspects
is brought in for spinal surgery,
patient suffering withdrawal
Jude is ashamed of her. (S,HD)
and a Caucasian Shepherd puppy
symptoms from tramadol, while
8.00 Britain’s Brightest Family
called Bear requires two hip
Dr Helen Thomas wants to test
(12/15) Having made it through
replacements. (S,HD)
her patient for a certain bacteria
to the quarter-finals, two families
9.00 One Born Every Minute
before resorting to painkillers.
go head-to-head for a place in
(5/10) Sharnee, who is 25, and
(S,HD) Then 5 News Update
the semi-finals of the tournament,
27-year-old Dan await the arrival
9.00 Housing Yorkshire:
hosted by Anne Hegerty. (S,HD)
of their first child together.
Somewhere Called Home
8.30 Coronation Street
Meanwhile, after seven years of
(1/3) Documentary following the
David makes a huge sacrifice to
trying and two failed rounds of IVF,
work of housing officers across
protect his secret, Craig has
33-year-old Jo and 47-year-old
Yorkshire. Knaresborough officer
nowhere left to hide, and
Pat arrive on the ward to be
Gwyneth helps a tenant whose
Chesney becomes Dev’s catch
induced, and April, who is 27, is
hoarding has become a fire
of the day. (S,HD)
having her third baby, with support
hazard. (S,HD)
9.00 Benidorm
from her little sister Chloe. (S,HD) 10.00 Why Do Men Earn More
(5/9) Monty is concerned about
Than Women?
10.00 First Dates
Karren Brady investigates
Sammy’s career relaunch,
The return of the dating show, with
unequal pay and the gender pay
Kenneth’s romantic troubles
ex-husband and wife Stuart and
gap, speaking to women whose
continue, and the Dawsons are
Mandy arriving in the restaurant
careers and lives have been
on edge about the arrival of
to offer each other moral support
Franco, Cyd’s father. (S,HD)
affected by attitudes towards
as they try to find love again.
women at work. (S,HD)
10.00 ITV News At Ten (S,HD)
Mandy wants an adventurer to
11.05 Murder On The Internet
10.30 Regional News (S)
whisk her off her feet, and her
(1/2) Documentary looking at
10.45 UEFA Champions
date, globetrotting Adam, could
crimes committed by people using
League Highlights
be just the ticket. (S,HD)
online dating as a way of finding
Action from the quarter-final
11.05 Gogglebox
their victims, revealing why
first-leg matches, which were
Capturing the households’ instant
Liverpool v Manchester City,
greater public awareness of the
reactions to what they are
Barcelona v AS Roma, Juventus
risks is needed. (R,S,HD)
watching on TV from the comfort
v Real Madrid, and Sevilla v
12.05 When Kids Kill The case of a
of their own sofas. (R,S,HD)
Bayern Munich. (S,HD)
London gang who murdered a
12.05 Live From Abbey Road
11.45 Play To The Whistle
17-year-old boy. (S,HD) 1.00
Classics (S,HD) 12.35 Seven
FILM
SuperCasino (S,HD) 3.10
(3/6) With guests including
Year Switch (R,S,HD) 1.30
Inside Windsor Castle. The
Sam Quek, Jake Humphrey and
Multiplicity. Sci-fi comedy starring
dramatic series of events
Rob Beckett. (R,S,HD)
Michael Keaton and Andie
between 1936 and 1952.
12.35 Sunday Night At The
MacDowell. (1996) ✪✪✪ (S,HD)
(R,S,HD) 4.00 Cruising With Jane
3.30 The Question Jury (R,S,HD)
Palladium (R,S,HD) 1.25
McDonald (R,S,SL,HD) 4.45
4.25 George Clarke’s Amazing
Jackpot247 3.00 Tenable
House Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10
(R,S,SL,HD) 3.50 Nightscreen
Spaces (R,S,HD) 5.20 Streetmate
Great Artists (R,S,SL) 5.35-6am
(HD) 5.05-6am The Jeremy Kyle
(R,S,HD) 5.45-6am Kirstie’s Fill
Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL)
Your House For Free (R,S,HD)
Show (R,S,SL,HD)
FILMS ✪✪✪✪✪ Brilliant ✪✪✪✪ Very Good ✪✪✪ Good ✪✪ Not Bad ✪ Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Definition
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SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
6am Supergirl (R,S,HD)
8.00 Futurama (R,S,HD)
8.30 Modern Family (R,S,HD)
9.30 The Simpsons (R,S,HD)
11.00 Warehouse 13 Jinks and
Claudia are hit by poison
darts while out to collect an
artefact. (R,S,HD)
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles A prisoner
escapes custody during a flight
from Singapore. (R,S,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Two episodes. The
team reinvestigates the death of a
Navy Seal member. Then, a deepsea diver is found dead. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles The team
searches for Jada, and Kensi
goes undercover with Talia Del
Campo. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Stargate SG-1 An ancient relic
causes problems for the team
members. (R,S)
5.00 The Simpsons Double bill.
An overdose of spicy food causes
Homer to experience
hallucinations. Then, Mulder and
Scully investigate when Homer
claims he has encountered an
extraterrestrial. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Futurama Bender has difficulty
accepting his death. (R,S,HD)
6am Total Goals 9.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 10.00 PL
Dail 11.00 Sky Sports Daily 12.00 Sky Sports News 2.00
LIVE Masters: On The Range. Coverage from the practice
range at the Augusta National. 4.00 Sky Sports News
7.00 LIVE Masters: Par Three Tournament The
traditional curtain-raiser to the first Major of the year.
10.30 Sky Sports News At Ten
11pm-6am Sky Sports News
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Legends 8.00 The Debate 9.00 PL Greatest Games
9.30 PL Legends 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 The Debate 12.00
PL Review 1.00 Premier League 100 Club 2.00 PL Review
3.00 PL Years 5.00 PL Review 6.00 PL Best Goals 07/08
7.00 PL World 7.30 PL Greatest Games 8.00 The Fantasy
Football Club: Merse Meets Carrick 9.00 PL Review 10.00
The Debate 11.00 My First: Jurgen Klopp 11.30 PL World
12.00 PL Best Goals 14/15 1.00 The Debate 2.00 PL World
2.30 PL Greatest Games 3.00 The Debate 4.00 PL Best
Goals 14/15 5.00 PL World 5.30-6am PL Greatest Games
SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL
6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00
Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Football’s
Greatest Players 8.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 9.00 Scottish
Cup Greatest Games 9.30 La Liga Greatest Games 10.00
Revista De La Liga 10.30 La Liga World 11.00 One2Eleven
11.30 SPFL Greatest Games 12.00 Eredivisie Round-Up
1.00 La Liga Icons 2.00 Revista De La Liga 2.30 La Liga
World 3.00 Football’s Greatest Players 3.30 Football’s
Greatest Teams 4.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games 4.30 La
Liga Greatest Games 5.00 Football Years 5.30 Football
Countdowns 6.00 Revista De La Liga 6.30 La Liga World
7.00 EFL Midweek Goals: Championship 7.30 EFL Midweek
Goals: Leagues 1 & 2 8.00 Eredivisie Round-Up 9.00 EFL
Midweek Goals: Championship 9.30 EFL Midweek Goals:
Leagues 1 & 2 10.00 Live The Debate 11.00 Eredivisie
Round-Up 12.00 La Liga Icons 1.00 One2Eleven 1.30 SPFL
Greatest Games 2.00 Eredivisie Round-Up 3.00 Football
Years 3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL Greatest Games
4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football’s Greatest Players
5.30-6am Football’s Greatest Teams
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
TONIGHT’S PICKS
My Dad, The Peace Deal
And Me, BBC1, 9pm
First Dates
Channel 4, 10pm
PATRICK Kielty, whose
dad was murdered in
the Troubles, is in
Ulster to see if the Good
Friday Agreement has
delivered on its
promise after 20 years.
Benidorm
ITV, 9pm
IT’S a First Dates first
tonight as former
spouses Mandy and
Stuart lend each other
moral support as they
each go out with
potential love matches.
FREE
with
Why Do Men Earn More Than
Women? Channel 5, 10pm
KENNETH’S man
troubles continue when
overly keen sailor Vlad
makes a grand gesture
at the salon. Can he let
down the Russian
bunny boiler gently?
un
Severy
IF anyone can explain
the gender pay gap it’s
straight-talking
Apprentice star and
Sun columnist Karren
Brady, with a thoughtprovoking analysis.
THE
Saturday
SKY SPORTS ACTION
8pm Constantine helps DC’s Legends Of
Tomorrow battle the power of Mallus
6.30 The Simpsons
(10, 11 & 12/22) Three episodes.
Marge writes a novel. Next, Marge
stimulates the children’s interest
in history. Then, Milhouse and his
mother leave Springfield. (R,S,HD)
8.00 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow
(15/17) Chain-smoking
demonologist Constantine helps
the team when Mallus’s power
makes Sara the unwitting
bearer of one of the totems.
Meanwhile, Rory must conquer
his dark side. (HD)
9.00 A League Of Their Own
(1/13) Ryder Cup legend Ian
Poulter, Sky Sports presenter
Olivia Wayne and comedian Josh
Widdicombe are the guests on the
sports-based comedy quiz, hosted
by James Corden. Former Liverpool
and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder
Jamie Redknapp and ex-England
cricketer Andrew Flintoff are team
captains, alongside regular
panellist Jack Whitehall. (R,S,HD)
10.00 Golf’s Funniest Moments
The sport’s most amusing
moments. (R,S,HD)
11.00 The Force: North East
(5/10) Police hunt for a man
wanted for domestic violence,
while a tip-off leads to a drugs
raid and an uninsured driver gives
officers the runaround. (R,S,HD)
12.00 Air Ambulance ER A car
plummets 30ft into a ravine.
(R,S,HD) 1.00 Brit Cops: War On
Crime (R,S) 2.00 Most Shocking
(R,S) 3.00 Warehouse 13
(R,S,HD) 4.00 It’s Me Or The Dog
(R,S,HD) 5.00-6am The Dog
Whisperer (R,HD)
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
6am Sky Sports Boxing Gold 7.00 Sporting Triumphs 7.30
Sky Sports Boxing Gold 8.30 NFL: Greatest Games 10.00
NFL: America’s Game 11.00 Racing News 11.30 Sporting
Triumphs 12.00 NFL: A Football Life 1.00 Sporting Records
2.00 Darts Gold 3.00 NFL: Greatest Games 4.30 Fishing:
Hooked On Africa 5.00 Bass Fishing 6.00 Fast Zone 6.30
Sports Unlimited 7.30 The Offload 8.00 Watersports World
9.00 Motorsport Mundial 9.30 Fast Zone 10.00 Fishing:
Hooked On Africa 10.30 Sports Unlimited 11.30 Watersports
World 12.30 Motorsport Mundial 1.00 Fast Zone 1.30
Fishing: Hooked On Africa 2.00 Watersports World 3.00
Sports Unlimited 4.00 Sporting Records 4.30 Motorsport
Mundial 5.00 Fast Zone 5.30-6am Fishing: Hooked On Africa
SKY SPORTS ARENA
6am Sporting Greats 7.00 WWE Experience 8.00 WWE
Presents: WWE 24: Wrestlemania Monday 9.00 Sporting
Records 10.00 Sporting Greats 11.00 Darts Gold 12.00
Sporting Records 1.00 WWE Presents: WWE 24:
Wrestlemania Monday 2.00 Sporting Greats 2.30 Super
League Fulltime 3.00 Sporting Records 4.00 WWE
Presents: WWE 24: Wrestlemania Monday 5.00 WWE Main
Event 6.00 WWE Experience 7.00 Bass Fishing 8.00 NRL
Try Time 9.00 Super League Fulltime 9.30 Super League
Gold 10.00 WWE Late Night Smackdown 12.00 WWE
Presents: WWE 24: Wrestlemania Monday 1.00 Super
League Fulltime 1.30 Super League Gold 3.00 Sporting
Records 4.00-6am Great Sporting Moments
BT SPORT 1
6am The Football Archives 8.00 Classic Premier League
10.00 Premier League Review 11.00 30 For 30 12.00 The
WRC Magazine 12.30 BT Sport Goals Reload 1.00 Premier
League 2.30 Ligue 1 Highlights 3.30 Scottish Professional
Football League 4.30 BT Sport Goals Reload 4.45 Game
Of The Week 5.15 LIVE Serie A. AC Milan v Inter Milan.
Kick-off at 5.30. 7.30 NBA Inside Stuff 8.00 Rugby Tonight
On Tour 8.30 LIVE MLB. Arizona Diamondbacks v Los
Angeles Dodgers. Start-time at 8.40. 11.30 UEFA
Champions League 2.30 Serie A 3.30 Ligue 1 4.30 UFC
Countdown 5.30-6am Rugby Tonight On Tour
BT SPORT 2
6am Hyundai A-League 10.30 AFL 2.30 NBA Inside Stuff
3.00 NBA 4.30 NBA 6.00 Toyota AFL Highlights Show
6.30 Live UEFA Champions League Tonight Live 7.00
LIVE UEFA Champions League. Liverpool v Manchester
City. Kick-off at 7.45. Coverage of the quarter-final first-leg
clash at Anfield. 10.30 BT Sport Films 11.45 BT S ort
Goals Reload 12.00 NBA Countdown Live 1.00 LIVE NBA.
Toronto Raptors v Boston Celtics. 3.30 Premier League
World 4.00-6am Playback: Football’s Greatest Rivalries
BT SPORT 3
6am UEFA Champions League 8.00 Serie A 9.00 UEFA
Champions League Highlights 9.30 European Rugby
Champions Cup 11.00 European Rugby Champions Cup
Highlights 12.00 Game Of The Week 12.30 UEFA
Champions League 2.30 BT Sport Goals Reload 3.00
UEFA Champions League Highlights 3.30 Game Of The
Week 4.00 UEFA Champions League 6.00 BT Sport
Reload 6.30 Premier League World 7.00 LIVE UEFA
Champions League. Barcelona v AS Roma. Kick-off at 7.45.
10.30 LIVE WTA Tennis. Action from the Abierto Monterrey
Afirme in Mexico. 5.00-6am Hyundai A-League Highlights
S4C 6am Cyw 12.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 12.05
Crwydro 12.30 Cefn Gwlad 1.30 Camu O’r Cysgodion: Louise
Weiss 2.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da
3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 3.05 Pengelli 3.30 Pobol Y
Glannau 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Larfa 5.05 Boom! 5.15
Mwy O Stwnsh Sadwrn 5.35 Fi Yw’r Bos 6.00 Newyddion S4C
A’r Tywydd 6.05 Her Yr Hinsawdd 6.30 Mwy O Sgorio 7.00
Heno 7.30 Pobol Y Cwm 8.25 Celwydd Noeth 9.00 Newyddion
9 A’r Tywydd 9.30 Ar Werth 10.00 Codi Hwyl 10.30 Galw Nain
Nain Nain 11.05-11.40pm 999: Ambiwlans Awyr Cymru
BBC ONE WALES As main BBC ONE except: 9.00-10pm
Keeping Faith 10.40 My Dad, The Peace Deal And Me 11.40
Lenny Henry: The Commonwealth Kid 12.40-6am LIVE
Commonwealth Games 2018
BBC TWO WALES As main BBC TWO except: 11.45pm
A Question Of Sport 12.15-1.15am Hospital
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tvguide Wednesday
FREEVIEW
TIMELESS,
E4, 9pm
The time travelling sci-fi drama returns for a
new series and as things get underway, Lucy is
forced to travel back in time to France during
the First World War with her mother and Emma.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days 7.30 Nature’s Microworlds
8.00 Metalworks! The Blacksmith’s Tale 9.00 Make!
Craft Britain. The crafters try mosaic making. Last in the
series. 10.00 Martin Luther King: The Assassination
Tapes 10.45 Martin Luther King And The March On
Washington 11.45 Carved With Love: The Genius Of
British Woodwork 12.45 Top Of The Pops: 1983 1.55
Metalworks! The Blacksmith’s Tale 2.55-3.55am The
Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story
ITV2 freeview 6
6am The Planet’s Funniest Animals 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World Records 7.10 Who’s Doing
The Dishes? 7.55 Emmerdale 8.20 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold 8.55 Totally Bonkers Guinness World
Records 9.05 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.00
FILM St Trinian’s 2: The Legend Of Fritton’s Gold.
Comedy sequel starring Rupert Everett. (2009) 12.15
Emmerdale 12.40 You’ve Been Framed Gold Rides
Again! 1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The
Jeremy Kyle Show 4.55 Judge Rinder 6.00 Take Me
Out 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 8.00 Two And
A Half Men 9.00 Hell’s Kitchen USA 10.55 Family
Guy 12.25 American Dad! 1.20 Two And A Half Men
2.15 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records
2.25 Teleshopping 5.55-6am Nightscreen
ITV3 freeview 10
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.55 Heartbeat
7.55 The Royal 8.55 Judge Judy 10.15 Inspector
Morse 12.35 The Royal 1.35 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street 3.45 Judge Judy 4.10 FILM Carry
On Up The Khyber (1968) 6.00 Heartbeat 7.00
Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Endeavour 10.00 Law &
Order: UK 12.05 Unforgotten 2.00 Nightscreen
2.30-6am Teleshopping
ITV4 freeview 24
6am The Chase 6.50 Pawn Stars 7.30 Ironside 8.30
Quincy ME 9.30 Minder 10.35 The Saint 11.40 The
Avengers 12.50 Ironside 1.50 Quincy ME 2.55
Minder 3.55 The Saint 5.00 The Avengers 6.05
Storage Wars 6.35 Storage Wars: Best Of Jarrod And
Brandi 7.00 Pawn Stars 8.00 British Superbike
Championship Highlights 9.00 The Motorbike Show
10.00 The Americans 11.05 FILM Red Heat. Action
thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James
Belushi. (1988) 1.15 The Big Fish Off 2.10 Bear
Grylls: Mission Survive 3.00-6am Teleshopping
Satellite & Digital
E4 freeview 28
5STAR freeview 30
REALLY freeview 17
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Rules Of Engagement 8.00
How I Met Your Mother 9.00 New Girl 10.00
2 Broke Girls 11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 12.00 The
Goldbergs 1.00 The Big Bang Theory 2.00 How I
Met Your Mother 3.00 New Girl 4.00 Brooklyn NineNine 5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang Theory
7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 Extreme Cake Makers 8.00 The
Goldbergs 8.30 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 Timeless
10.00 Naked Attraction 11.05 The Big Bang Theory
12.00 First Dates 1.05 Tattoo Fixers 2.10 Naked
Attraction 3.05 Timeless 3.50 The Goldbergs
4.15-6am Rules Of Engagement
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops
8.25 Dance Moms 9.10 Last Man Standing 10.05
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 11.05 On Benefits: 30
Stone And Claiming 12.05 Police Interceptors 1.05
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! 3.00 Neighbours
3.30 Home And Away 4.00 Will & Grace 5.00 The
Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 6.00 Neighbours 6.30 Home
And Away 7.00 Last Man Standing 8.00 Car Crime
UK: Caught On Camera 9.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away! 10.00 Star 11.00 Riverdale 12.00 Can’t Pay?
We’ll Take It Away! 1.55 Empire 3.35 Last Man
Standing 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Fantasy Homes By The Sea 7.00 Teleshopping
8.00 Escape To The Country 9.00 Fantasy Homes
By The Sea 10.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming 11.00
Countryside 999 12.00 Antiques Road Trip 1.00
Escape To The Country 2.00 Fantasy Homes By The
Sea 3.00 Countryside 999 4.00 Most Haunted 5.00
Ghost Adventures 6.00 Antiques Road Trip 8.00 The
Sheriffs Are Coming 9.00 Posh Pawn 10.00 Long
Lost Family Australia 11.00 Countdown To Murder
12.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner 1.00 Crime Stories
2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner
4.50 Countdown To Murder 5.40-6am DIY SOS
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Home Or Away 11.35 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come
Dine With Me 4.50 A Place In The Sun: Home Or
Away 5.55 Kirstie And Phil’s Love It Or List It 6.55
The Secret Life Of The Zoo 7.55 Grand Designs.
An old barn. 9.00 Vet On The Hill 10.00 24 Hours In
A&E 11.10 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
12.10 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 1.10
24 Hours In A&E 2.15 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does
Countdown 3.15-3.55am 8 Out Of 10 Cats
6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Motorway Patrol 8.00
Police Force: Australia 9.00 Without A Trace 10.00
Stargate Atlantis 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00 Nothing
To Declare UK 1.00 Customs UK 2.00 House 3.00
Police Force: Australia 4.00 Border Security: Canada’s
Front Line 5.00 Animal House 6.00 Warehouse 13
7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00 Babylon 5 9.00 Bones 10.00
Criminal Minds 11.00 Surveillance Oz: Dashcam
12.00 The Force: Manchester 1.00 Air Ambulance
ER 2.00 Police 10/7 3.00 Road Wars 4.00
Motorway Patrol 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare UK
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Scotland’s Murder Mysteries 11.00
World War Weird 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Great
Barrier Reef With David Attenborough 2.00
Madagascar 3.00 Coast 4.00 Scotland’s Murder
Mysteries 5.00 World War Weird 6.00 Hitler’s
Champions 7.00 The True Story Of The Mary Celeste
8.00 Mars The Magnificent 9.00 Porridge 11.00
The Two Ronnies 12.55 Horror In The East 2.00
Sounds Of The Sixties 3.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 7.00 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters 10.00
American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 Sin City Motors
4.00 Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge 5.00 Top
Gear 7.00 QI XL 8.00 Sin City Motors 9.00 Live At
The Apollo 10.00 Room 101 12.00 QI 1.20 Mock
The Week 2.00 QI 3.15 Suits 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM A Deadly Obsession
(2011) 10.55 FILM Secrets Of The Summer House
(2008) 12.45 FILM The Last Song (2010) 3.05 FILM
The Forger (2012) 4.50 FILM The Musketeer (2001)
6.55 FILM Matilda (1996) 9.00 FILM Good Morning,
Vietnam (1987) 11.40 FILM Ghosts Of Mars (2001)
1.45 FILM Code Of Honor (2016) 4.05-5am FILM
Deadly Honeymoon (2010)
MORE4 freeview 14
5USA freeview 21
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Catch A
Contractor 9.35 Longmire 10.20 Law & Order 11.20
NCIS: New Orleans 1.10 NCIS 2.10 Longmire 3.05
Law & Order 5.05 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
7.00 NCIS 9.00 Taken. Christina and her team help
an Israeli spy. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit 11.55 Chicago Justice 12.55 CSI: NY 2.50 CSI:
Miami 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
PICK freeview 11
DAVE freeview 12
YESTERDAY freeview 19
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am Fish Town 7.00 The Guest Wing 8.00 Storm
City 9.00 The West Wing 11.00 House 1.00 Without
A Trace 2.00 Blue Bloods 3.00 The West Wing 5.00
House 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 8.00
Blue Bloods. Erin cross-examines Danny in court.
9.00 Save Me. Nelly confronts a pub regular about
their role in Jody’s disappearance. Last in the series.
10.00 The Deported: Surviving El Salvador.
Following deportees as they arrive back in El
Salvador. 10.30 SMILF. Double bill. Tutu has a manic
episode. Then, Bridgette matches with her estranged
father on a dating app. Last in the series. 11.40
Billions 12.50 Here And Now 2.00 The Sopranos
3.05 Save Me 4.05-6am The West Wing
SKY LIVING
6am Motorway Patrol 7.00 Highway Patrol
7.30 Border Patrol 8.00 UK Border Force
9.00 Send In The Dogs Australia 10.00 Cold Case
11.00 The Real A&E 1.00 Air Rescue 2.00 Customs
UK 3.00 Nothing To Declare 5.00 Border Security:
Canada’s Front Line 6.00 Air Rescue 7.00 The Real
A&E 8.00 Elementary 9.00 Grey’s Anatomy. Jackson,
Catherine and Richard perform groundbreaking
surgery. 10.00 The Good Doctor. The team is puzzled
by a student’s injuries. 11.00 Criminal Minds 12.00
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Cold Case 2.00
Scandal 3.00 Elementary 4.00 Nothing To Declare
5.00-6am Border Security: Canada’s Front Line
FOX
8am Monk 12.00 Bull 3.00 NCIS 10.00 Bull 11.00
Family Guy 12.00 American Dad! 1.00 Family Guy
2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy 4.00 American
Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
GOLD
7.10am The Piglet Files 7.40 Lucky Feller 8.10
Waiting For God 8.50 Goodnight Sweetheart
9.30 Open All Hours 10.05 Last Of The Summer
Wine 11.20 One Foot In The Grave 12.00 My Hero
12.40 As Time Goes By 1.20 Waiting For God
2.00 Only Fools And Horses 2.40 Porridge 3.20
Open All Hours 4.00 Last Of The Summer Wine 5.20
As Time Goes By 6.00 Dad’s Army 6.40 One Foot In
The Grave 7.20 Porridge 8.00 Dad’s Army 8.40
Only Fools And Horses 9.20 Citizen Khan 10.40
Absolutely Fabulous 11.20 Jack Dee Live At The
Apollo 12.20 Peep Show 12.55 Gimme Gimme
Gimme 1.35 Absolutely Fabulous 2.10 Jack Dee
Live At The Apollo 2.55 Nurse 3.25 Peep Show
4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
8am Scrubs 9.00 My Name Is Earl 10.00 Friends
1.00 Impractical Jokers 2.00 Friends 4.00 8 Simple
Rules 5.00 Friends 8.00 Your Face Or Mine 8.30
Bad Robots 9.00 Russell Howard’s Good News
10.00 The Chris Ramsey Show 10.30 Russell
Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip 11.00 You’re The
Worst 12.00 Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes 12.30
Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central 1.00 South Park
3.50 Bob’s Burgers 4.15 Two And A Half Men
5.00-6am Teleshopping
W
6.10am Judge Faith 6.40 Celebrity MasterChef 8.00
Tipping Point 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Inside The
Ambulance 12.00 Tipping Point 1.00 Supernanny
US 2.00 Who Do You Think You Are? USA 3.00 My
Dream Home 5.00 Tipping Point 7.00 My Dream
Home 8.00 Inside The Ambulance 9.00
Embarrassing Bodies 10.00 One Born Every Minute
11.00 Gavin & Stacey 12.15 Inside The Ambulance
1.10 In The Club 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
UNIVERSAL
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 8.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit. Six episodes of the crime drama. 2.00 Rookie
Blue 3.00 Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping
DISCOVERY
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaskan Bush People
8.00 Nazi Death Ray 9.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00
Fast N’ Loud Revved Up 12.00 Fast N’ Loud 1.00
Railroad Alaska 2.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier 3.00
Yukon Men 4.00 Gold Rush 5.00 Nazi Killer Bugs
6.00 Wheeler Dealers. Two episodes. Mike Brewer
tracks down a 1963 Sunbeam Alpine, one of the firstever Bond cars. Then, Mike Brewer and Edd China
work on a durable camper vehicle. 8.00 Tanked. The
team helps NFL superstar Antonio Brown. 9.00
Street Outlaws. The remaining racers compete for the
$40,000 pot. 10.00 Moonshiners. Mark and Digger
deal with a stalled brew. 11.00 Gold Rush: Parker’s
Trail 12.00 Street Outlaws 1.00 How It’s Made 3.00
Tanked 3.50 Moonshiners 4.40 Wheeler Dealers
5.30-6am How It’s Made
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am Whisky Galore! (PG, 2016) Comedy. ★★★
7.55 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain (12,
2017) Adventure starring Josh Hartnett. ★★★
9.50 Cars 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ★★★
11.50 Spider-Man: Homecoming (12, 2017)
Adventure starring Tom Holland. ★★★★★
2.15 Chokeslam (15, 2016) Comedy. ★★★
4.00 The Hurricane Heist: Special
4.30 Run The Tide (12, 2016) Drama. ★★★
6.10 Cars 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ★★★
8.00 Spider-Man: Homecoming (12, 2017)
Adventure starring Tom Holland. ★★★★★
10.20 Insyriated (15, 2017) Drama. ★★★★
12.00 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain (12,
2017) Adventure starring Josh Hartnett. ★★★
1.50 Unforgettable (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★
3.50 The Hurricane Heist: Special
4.20-6am The GadgetGang! In Outer Space
(U, 2017) Animation. ★★★
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
7am Sadie’s Last Days On Earth (12, 2016)
★★★ 8.40 The Top Ten Show 2018
9.00 Did You Hear About The Morgans?
(PG, 2009) Comedy with Hugh Grant. ★★
10.50 Here Comes The Boom (12, 2012) ★★
12.40 The Ugly Truth (15, 2009) Comedy. ★★
2.25 The Top Ten Show 2018
2.40 Keeping Up With The Joneses (12, 2016)
Comedy starring Zach Galifianakis. ★★★
4.30 The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police
Squad! (15, 1988) Comedy. ★★★★★
6.00 Hitch (12, 2005) Romantic comedy starring Will
Smith, Eva Mendes and Kevin James. ★★★
8.00 Here Comes The Boom (12, 2012) ★★
10.00 The Ugly Truth (15, 2009) Comedy. ★★
11.45 Keeping Up With The Joneses (12, 2016)
Comedy starring Zach Galifianakis. ★★★
1.35 Knocked Up (15, 2007) Comedy. ★★★★
3.50 Jackass Number Two (18, 2006) ★★★
5.30-6am Ready Player One: Special
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
6.30am Nick Grimshaw 10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 Greg James 5.45
Newsbeat 6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 The
8th 11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00 Benji B 3.00 Niki And
Sammy’s Peachy Podcast 4.00-6.30am Adele Roberts
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
6.30am Sara Cox 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright 5.00 Mary Portas 7.30 Folk Awards
2018 9.00 Suzi Perry 10.00 Memphis & Martin Luther
King: ‘They Wouldn’t Treat Me Like A Man’ 11.00 Lost
Boy: In Search Of Nick Drake (R) 12.00 Pick Of The Pops
(R) 2.00 Radio 2 Playlist 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz
SKY CINEMA ACTION
6am True Lies (15, 1994) Comedy. ★★★★
8.25 Smokey And The Bandit (PG, 1977) ★★★★
10.15 Ghost Rider (12, 2007) Fantasy. ★★★
12.15 Hancock (12, 2008) Comedy. ★★★
2.00 Central Intelligence (Extended Version) (12,
2016) Adventure with Dwayne Johnson. ★★★★
4.00 Kill Zone 2 (15, 2015) Thriller. ★★★★
6.05 Ghost Rider (12, 2007) Fantasy. ★★★
8.00 Hancock (12, 2008) Comedy. ★★★
9.45 Central Intelligence (Extended Version) (12,
2016) Adventure with Dwayne Johnson. ★★★★
11.45 Kill Zone 2 (15, 2015) Thriller. ★★★★
2.00 True Lies (15, 1994) Comedy. ★★★★
4.25-6.05am Stone Of Destiny (PG, 2008) ★★★
SKY CINEMA ANIMATION
6am The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) ★★★★
7.30 Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (U, 2009)
Animated adventure sequel. ★★★
9.10 Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
(U, 1937) Animation. ★★★★★
10.35 The Lego Batman Movie (U, 2017)
Animation with the voice of Will Arnett. ★★★★
12.25 Despicable Me 3 (U, 2017) ★★★
2.00 The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) ★★★★
3.30 Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (U, 2009)
Animated adventure sequel. ★★★
5.10 The Lego Batman Movie (U, 2017) ★★★★
7.00 Despicable Me 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ★★★
8.40 Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
(U, 1937) Animation. ★★★★★
10.10 Horton Hears A Who! (U, 2008) ★★★★
11.40 Barnyard (PG, 2006) Animation. ★★★
1.20 Dive Olly Dive And The Octopus Rescue
(PG, 2016) Adventure. ★★★
2.50 An Eskimo Tale (PG, 2013) Animation. ★★★
4.25-6am Mune: Guardian Of The Moon
(PG, 2014) Animation. ★★★★
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
7.20am Custody (12, 2016) Drama. ★★★★
9.10 All The Right Moves (15, 1983) ★★★
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00 Composer
Of The Week: Schumann (R) 1.00 News 1.02 Lunchtime
Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 3.30 Choral Evensong
4.30 BBC Young Musician 2018 5.00 In Tune 7.00 In
Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert 10.00 Free Thinking
Festival 10.45 The Essay: The Book That Changed Me
11.00 Late Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
6am Today 9.00 Soul Music 9.45 Book Of The Week:
Factfulness 9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman’s Hour
10.56 The Listening Project 11.00 Davy Crockett And
The Irish Frontiersmen (R) 11.30 Big Problems With Helen
10.50 Fences (12, 2016) Period drama. ★★★★
1.15 Hidden Figures (PG, 2016) Drama. ★★★★
3.25 Loving (12, 2016) Period drama. ★★★★
5.35 Fences (12, 2016) Period drama. ★★★★
8.00 Hidden Figures (PG, 2016) Drama. ★★★★
10.10 Loving (12, 2016) Period drama. ★★★★
12.20 St Elmo’s Fire (15, 1985) Drama. ★★★
2.20 After The Reality (15, 2016) Comedy. ★★★
4.00-6am Wuthering Heights (PG, 1992) ★★
SKY CINEMA HITS
7am Imperium (15, 2016) Crime drama. ★★★★
9.00 Iron Man 3 (12, 2013) Adventure. ★★★★
11.20 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side Of Dimensions
(PG, 2016) Animation. ★★★★
1.30 Flightplan (12, 2005) Thriller. ★★★
3.10 Mine (15, 2016) Wartime drama. ★★★★
5.05 Iron Man 3 (12, 2013) Adventure. ★★★★
7.20 Babylon AD (12, 2008) Sci-fi adventure. ★★
9.00 Robin Hood (12, 2010) Adventure. ★★★
11.20 Body Of Lies (15, 2008) ★★★★
1.30 Flightplan (12, 2005) Thriller. ★★★
3.10 Hard Target 2 (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★
5.00-7.10am Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side Of
Dimensions (PG, 2016) Animation. ★★★★
SKY CINEMA GREATS
6am 1941 (PG, 1979) Comedy. ★★★
8.00 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind:
Collector’s Edition (PG, 1977) ★★★★★
10.20 Hook (U, 1991) Fantasy. ★★★
12.45 AI: Artificial Intelligence (12, 2001) Sci-fi
drama starring Haley Joel Osment. ★★★★
3.10 1941 (PG, 1979) Comedy. ★★★
5.10 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind:
Collector’s Edition (PG, 1977) Sci-fi drama
starring Richard Dreyfuss. ★★★★★
7.30 Hook (U, 1991) Fantasy. ★★★
10.00 AI: Artificial Intelligence (12, 2001) Sci-fi
drama starring Haley Joel Osment. ★★★★
12.25 Schindler’s List (15, 1993) Fact-based
drama starring Liam Neeson. ★★★★★
3.45-6am Always (PG, 1989) Fantasy. ★★★
Keen (R) 12.00 News; LW: Shipping 12.04 Home Front
12.15 You And Yours 12.57 Weather 1.00 The World At
One 1.45 Voices Of The First World War 2.00 The Archers
(R) 2.15 Drama 3.00 Money Box Live 3.30 Inconspicuous
Consumption (R) 4.00 Thinking Allowed 4.30 The Media
Show 5.00 PM; LW: Shipping 5.57 Weather 6.00 News
6.30 Sketchtopia 7.00 The Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45
A Book Of Middle Eastern Food 8.00 Unreliable Evidence
8.45 Four Thought 9.00 Costing The Earth (R) 9.30 Soul
Music (R)10.00 The World Tonight 10.45 Book At
Bedtime: Rabbit Is Rich 11.00 Sophie Willan’s Guide To
Normality 11.15 The John Moloney Show (R) 11.30 The
Digital Human (R) 12.00 News 12.30 Book Of The Week:
Factfulness (R) 12.48 Shipping 1.00 As BBC World
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
6.25am Meet The Robinsons (U, 2007) ★★ 8.05
Tangled (PG, 2010) ★★★★ 9.50 Moana (PG,
2016) ★★★★ 11.40 Tinker Bell And The Lost
Treasure (U, 2009) Animation. ★★
1.10 Mulan (U, 1998) Animation. ★★★★
2.45 Meet The Robinsons (U, 2007) ★★
4.25 Tangled (PG, 2010) Animation. ★★★★
6.10 Moana (PG, 2016) Comedy. ★★★★
8.00 Oz The Great And Powerful (PG, 2013)
Fantasy adventure starring James Franco. ★★★
10.15 The Great Muppet Caper (U, 1981)
Comedy with the voice of Jim Henson. ★★★★
11.55 Alice Through The Looking Glass (PG,
2016) Fantasy adventure sequel. ★★
1.50 Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen
(PG, 2004) Drama starring Lindsay Lohan. ★★
3.30 Atlantis 2: Milo’s Return (U, 2003) ★★
5.00-6.30am Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
(U, 2008) Animated prequel. ★★
SKY CINEMA CLASSICS
6.15am Gunfight At The OK Corral (PG, 1957)
Western starring Burt Lancaster. ★★★★
8.25 Some Like It Hot (U, 1959) ★★★★★
10.35 Roman Holiday (U, 1953) ★★★★★
12.40 The Hustler (15, 1961) Drama. ★★★★★
3.00 Zulu (PG, 1964) Wartime drama. ★★★★
5.20 El Dorado (PG, 1966) Western. ★★★★★
7.30 Dog Day Afternoon (15, 1975) ★★★★★
9.45 Serpico (18, 1973) ★★★★★
12.00 Zulu (PG, 1964) Wartime drama. ★★★★
2.25 Magnum Force (18, 1973) Thriller. ★★★
4.30-6am Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (PG,
1956) Sci-fi thriller with Kevin McCarthy. ★★★★★
SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR
6am X-Men Origins: Wolverine (12, 2009) ★★
7.50 X-Men: Apocalypse (12, 2016) ★★★★
10.20 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12, 2016)
Sci-fi prequel starring Felicity Jones. ★★★★★
12.40 Rings (15, 2017) Horror. ★★★
2.30 Titan AE (PG, 2000) Animation. ★★★
Service 5.20 Shipping 5.30 News Briefing; Prayer For The
Day 5.45 Farming Today 5.58-6am Tweet Of The Day (R)
RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 The Emma Barnett Show
1.00 Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live
Sport 7.45 Champions League Football 2017-18 10.00 5
Live Football Social 10.30 Phil Williams 1.00 Up All Night
5.00 Morning Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money
VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk
6am Sam And Amy 10.00 Eddy Temple-Morris 1.00 Kate
Lawler 4.00 Matt Richardson 7.00 Tim Cocker
11pm-6am Overnight
4.20 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (12, 2009) ★★
6.20 X-Men: Apocalypse (12, 2016) ★★★★
9.00 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12, 2016)
Sci-fi prequel starring Felicity Jones. ★★★★★
11.20 Rings (15, 2017) Horror. ★★★
1.15 The Conjuring 2 (15, 2016) Horror. ★★★
3.35 Saw II (18, 2005) Horror. ★★★★
5.15-6am Sky Cinema Preview
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
7am The Hollow Point (15, 2016) ★★★
8.50 Manhattan Night (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★
10.50 What Lies Beneath (15, 2000) ★★★
1.10 Come And Find Me (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★
3.15 The Purge: Election Year (15, 2016) ★★★★
5.05 Detour (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★
6.45 The Italian Job (PG, 1969) ★★★★★
8.30 The Hurricane Heist: The Eye Of The Storm
9.00 Baby Driver (15, 2017) ★★★★★
11.00 Road House (18, 1989) Thriller. ★★★
12.55 Bugsy (18, 1991) Drama. ★★★★
3.20 First Kill (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★
5.10-6.50am Point Last Seen (PG, 1998) ★★★
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11am Anna And The King (12, 1999) ★★★
1.50 The Borrowers (U, 1997) Fantasy. ★★★
3.30 Dr Dolittle (PG, 1998) Comedy. ★★★
5.10 Dr Dolittle 2 (PG, 2001) Comedy. ★★
6.50 Ender’s Game (12, 2013) ★★★
9.00 Die Hard (18, 1988) Thriller. ★★★★★
11.40 American Reunion (15, 2012) Comedy. ★★
1.50-3.55am Day Of The Flowers (15, 2013) ★★★
TCM
5.05pm Hondo And The Apaches (PG, 1967) ★★
6.55 A Big Hand For The Little Lady (U, 1966)
★★★ 9.00 Lethal Weapon (15, 1987) Thriller.
★★★★ 11.15 The Outlaw Josey Wales (18,
1976) ★★★★★ 2.00 Conspiracy Theory With
Jesse Ventura 3.00 Hollywood’s Best Film
Directors 5.00 Off Set 5.15-7am Hondo And
The Apaches (PG, 1967) Western. ★★
TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com
6am The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With David Ginola
10.00 Jim White, Tony Cascarino And Bob Mills 1.00
Hawksbee And Jacobs. Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs
debate the latest sporting issues and the afternoon’s
events. 4.00 Adrian Durham And Darren Gough 7.00
Kick-off. AS Roma v Real Madrid. Kick-off 7.45. 10.00
Sports Bar 1.00-6am Extra Time With Tom Latchem
TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk
6.30am Julia Hartley-Brewer 10.00 Mike Graham 1.00
Tommy Boyd 4.00 James Whale 7.00 George Galloway
10.00 The Late Night Alternative With Iain Lee 1.00 Paul
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GOING back to work is tough
for any new mum, but even
more so when four million
viewers are watching.
ALEX JONES revealed she
regretted going back to The
One Show when baby Teddy
was three months old after
she lactated on air and felt
forced to quit breastfeeding.
Alex, above with Teddy and
husband Charlie Thomson,
said: “I was trying to express
between meetings and my
breast milk was kept in the
fridge with food and drink for
the show’s guests.
“Then I’d be sat there on the
set and I would feel a stain
coming through my dress.
“There were some awful
comments that destroyed my
confidence and, in the end, I
switched to formula.”
The presenter was also
“anxious and a bit sick” about
being replaced when she went
on maternity leave last year.
She told the Happy Mum
Happy Baby podcast: “I was
worried that somebody else
would do it better.
“I was hitting my career
stride and then biology was
dictating when I needed to
take a break. I’m the main
breadwinner, so that raised a
lot of questions.”
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TO say the Generation Game
reboot has been badly received
would be something of an
understatement.
And the show’s bosses haven’t
even got an ally in one of
the legendary programme’s most
familiar faces.
ISLA ST CLAIR, who was co-host
of the BBC1 show alongside LARRY
GRAYSON for four years, has blasted
the efforts of MEL AND SUE, right,
as it returned on Sunday night.
In an exclusive chat, she branded
it “disappointingly lacklustre” and
said it lacked innovation.
Isla, inset with Larry, said: “The
staging seemed rather cramped.
“Mel
and
Sue’s
presentation
style,
although
competent
and
pleasant, didn’t have the drive and
sparkle of previous hosts.
“The contestants, as ever, were
fine indeed and came up with some
of the funniest lines.
“I
was
surprised
that
the
producers plumped for the old
format with little new innovation,
encompassing perhaps a computerstyle game which would invariably
flummox the oldies and amuse the
younger generation. All in all, a
degeneration game show.”
On Monday, I told how the
programme — which has also been
fronted by BRUCE FORSYTH and
JIM DAVIDSON — had suffered a
conveyor belt of gaffes as it
recycled old gags, used canned
laughter and lost its first choice
host in MIRANDA HART.
Former co-host Isla initially
had high hopes and asked
why it had taken this long for
the reboot to take place.
She said: “I don’t know
what’s taken the BBC so long
to revive such a fun family
format, enjoyed by all ages.
“People are longing for
something good fun that
doesn’t involve eating worms
or awful revelations about
folks’ dirty washing which
should’ve been kept indoors.”
The show was meant to be
a four-part series but bosses
axed half after being left
unimpressed with Mel and
Sue’s gags. On Sunday’s
viewing, it wasn’t hard to
see why.
EXCLUSIVE
PIC
soapbox
BRENDA spontaneously
decides to take her revenge
on Laurel in EMMERDALE by
stealing her wallet after she
leaves it on a table.
Elsewhere, Aaron gets
visited by Adam’s cellmate
who has blackmail in mind,
and there’s a moment of panic
when Megan spots bruising
on Eliza’s arms.
In CORONATION STREET,
Craig shuts himself away
inside his home, Mary
suspects Judy is
embarrassed by her, and
Chesney becomes Dev’s
catch of the day.
Meanwhile, David makes a
secret visit to a clinic – and he
makes a huge sacrifice to
ensure the terrible secret he is
keeping remains covered up.
MY TEAM: Andy Halls, Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee and Benjy Potter
PADDY
SNOGS A
LADDIE
PICTURES of comic PADDY
McGUINNESS with someone
other than wife CHRISTINE
have caused him headaches
recently – but this one won’t
bring on another.
He and KEITH LEMON
recreated JULIA ROBERTS
and RICHARD GERE’s Pretty
Woman kiss for ITV’s The Keith
& Paddy Picture Show, left, to
be screened this month.
Paddy, below right, said: “He’s
wonderful, he just needs to trim
the beard down. We always end
up in some sort of sex scene.”
Keith, below left, said: “When
we watch the actual films it’s a
good sign when we cringe over
a scene – we know we have to
do it because it’ll be funny.
“We were cringing so much
watching Pretty Woman.”
And I bet Christine will be too.
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l Rylan Clark-Neal watched This Morning while off
NO KINKY
PAIN FOR
DUNCAN
DUNCAN JAMES might have
to give the boyband dance
moves a miss for the next
few months.
The singer-turned-actor
needs more surgery after a
back injury in 2016 left him
with nerve damage and a limp.
The Hollyoaks star, who is
leaving the Channel 4 soap to
go back on tour with BLUE,
has had to turn down roles
including stage show Kinky
Boots because he’s in agony.
Speaking at the Ruthless!
The Musical launch, the
singer said: “I was up for a
part in Kinky Boots. I
couldn’t do it because it’s a
part where I’m in heels again
and I can’t put that strain on
my back.
“I had an MRI scan recently
which was a bit unfortunate. I
was hoping things might be
better than they are and
they’re not.
“It’s really bad. It’s a bit of a
worry for me because it’s my
life. It’s scary.”
Duncan has previously told
how nerve damage had left
him unable to walk and in
need of emergency surgery.
He had feared the
operation two years ago
would stop him filming for
Hollyoaks, but he recovered
enough to make his debut.
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Wife’s had sex
with strangers
Dear Deidre
WHILE we were on a break,
my wife had sex with three
men and it is stopping us
getting back together.
I know it is hypocritical though
because I cheated on her for years.
I am 39, she is 38 and we have
been married for two years. We
have two teenage sons.
I became close to my PA four
years ago when her husband was
killed in a car accident and she
turned to me for support. She was
only 27. I helped her sort out
financial stuff and was visiting a
couple of nights a week.
My wife was out one night so
she offered to cook me a meal. I
brought a bottle of wine and the
atmosphere between us changed.
I kissed her and we ended up in
her bed. We were regular lovers
from then on.
I told her I would never leave
my wife but three months ago my
wife found out.
Someone from work sent her a
message saying we would be in a
certain place at a certain time and
she turned up.
She said she had long suspected
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something was going on and
walked out that night. I was
absolutely gutted.
I didn’t see her for six long
weeks then one night she texted to
say she was coming over to talk.
She admitted she still loved me
and wanted to try again.
For a few days it was like a
honeymoon, then one night she
said she wanted to confess something. She’d joined a dating site
and met random guys for sex.
I would never have believed she
would go with any other men, let
alone three. She said there were
no feelings involved and she
regretted it. Would I forgive her as
she would forgive me?
I want to do so but it haunts me
day and night. She wants us to be
loving and enjoy our sex life again
but I struggle.
How can I get over this and be
happy with my wife again?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: It is hypocritical and
you and your wife illustrate a common
difference, that men mind the physical
betrayal while women care most about
the feelings involved.
You are hanging on to attitudes
knowing they are unreasonable. Are
you really going to let this stop the
thing you want most to happen?
You have the chance to start afresh
but that means choosing to stop
tearing one another apart.
If you are going to rekindle your
marriage and relationship it needs to
be rebuilt on some firm foundations.
Share how you feel with your wife,
admitting you’re applying double
standards. Arrange some couple
counselling so you can both lay all
your feelings on the table safely.
My e-leaflet Cheating – Can You Get
Over It? explains that you can if you
still love one another and are willing to
work to repair and rebuild.
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MY fiancé is so obsessed with
his PlayStation games he
keeps breaking his promises
to change. It has got to the
stage where I can hardly bear
to let him touch me or kiss me.
I am a 30-year-old mum of
two, but my fiancé makes me
feel as if I have three kids.
I give him his space but
there are so many jobs to do
around the house. He agrees
to do them but never does.
He is wonderful with the
children, and I don’t want to
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BEN BEHAVES BADLY: DAY 3
LOOKS LIKE KIM’S GOT
THE HOTS FOR YOU,
MATE. HAVE YOU TOLD
HER ABOUT HATTIE?
lose him, but I am at my wits’
end. Whatever I say, he soon
goes back to his old ways.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Find
a
quiet, child-free time to
explain to him that his
obsession is undermining
your relationship.
My e-leaflet Standing Up
For Yourself will help you say
what you need to effectively.
Make sure he understands
he really will lose you.
Suggest a compromise –
he puts in a couple of hours
helping you and then has his
time to play games.
Dear Deidre
NOT YET. I SUPPOSE I
SHOULD REALLY, BUT
IT SEEMS A SHAME TO
SPOIL THINGS
RIGHT THEN, WHO
FANCIES GOING FOR
A BITE TO EAT?
during sex, as I don’t know
how to do it safely. I am not
the sort of person to enjoy
hurting women.
I am willing to try but the
truth is I am nervous about it.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Restricting
oxygen intake can heighten
sensation but you are right
to be cautious, as it can also
be dangerous.
My e-leaflet on Sex Games
And Sense explains more,
but encourage her to join
with you in exploring other,
safer ways to give her a thrill
in the bedroom.
NOT ME,
THANKS,
ALEX. IN
FACT, I WAS
JUST ABOUT
TO ASK BEN
IF HE’D GIVE
ME A LIFT
HOME
WELL . . . OK, WHY
NOT. JUST FOR A
COFFEE, MIND
SORRY TO SAY I
STILL LIVE WITH
MY PARENTS, BEN.
I WAS THINKING
. . . COULD WE GO
BACK TO YOURS?
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BUT SHE’S
STRAIGHT
. . . WHAT AM I DOING?
SHE’LL SEE HATTIE’S STUFF
EVERYWHERE . . . BUT
WHAT THE HECK
Continues tomorrow
THERE is a woman at work
who brightens my day and I
have developed feelings for
her. The problem is I am also
female and she is straight.
I am 24 with a boyfriend I
love and adore. He is 24 and
means the world to me.
Even so, when I am near
my colleague, my heart
pounds. She calls me by fond
names, takes care of me and
hugs me if I am down. If I
don’t see her for some
reason, I feel really unhappy.
I know this is not fair on my
boyfriend, but I cannot get
her out of my mind. I can’t
stop looking at her and have
to be careful not to let my
colleagues see.
How can I stop these
feelings getting stronger?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Because
you know she is straight,
you also know there cannot
be a future for you together.
It sounds as if she
behaves more like a mother
to you than a potential
girlfriend. Is that filling an
emotional gap in your life?
Concentrate on your
relationship with your
boyfriend. Make it more
fulfilling or move on if it is
not right for you.
Share your feelings in
confidence via The Mix who
help under-25s (themix.org
.uk, 0808 808 4994).
ABUSIVE
GUY LED
ME TO SEE
TRAINER
Dear Deidre
WHEN my boyfriend told me I
should lose weight I went to a
gym. The trainer is very kind
and I find him very attractive.
We flirted for a while and
when we kissed it felt
wonderful. He made me feel
special for once.
I have been with my
boyfriend, who is 29, for a
year. I am 22. I love him but
he treats me appallingly. He
has held a bread knife to my
throat, butted me and is
always nasty about me when
we are out with friends.
I was sexually abused by a
neighbour when I was a child.
When I told my boyfriend this
he said I was a slut.
I know there are two issues
here. Am I still being messed
up by what happened when I
was a child?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: I think so.
That early abuse lowered
your self-esteem, so you
are staying with a boyfriend
whose treatment of you is
threatening and abusive.
Flirting with your trainer
isn’t the answer. You need
to get away from this
dangerous man.
Call the National
Domestic Violence Helpline
for advice (0808 2000 247)
or see womensaid.org.uk.
My e-leaflet Abused As A
Child also explains where
you can find support.
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despite the weekend’s
dodgy weather. So why
not bring the sunshine
indoors and brighten up
your home with pastel
accessories?
A small design touch
can make the world of
difference – and
candyfloss–coloured
pieces will instantly lift
your mood, even if the
skies are grey. GABRIELE
DIRVANAUSKAS rounds
up her top decorations
in sorbet shades.
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INTO
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WHEN you meet the man of
your dreams, he often comes
with another woman – your
mother-in-law.
What if she is the Queen? In
a new book on Prince Charles
it is alleged The Queen cut
Camilla Parker Bowles out of
family occasions weeks
before the couple’s wedding,
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frame,
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mother-in-law or cut ties?
CLAIRE DUNWELL has tips on
common issues, courtesy of
Relate sex and relationship
therapist Ammanda Major.
How to stop the
mother-in-war
arguments. That doesn’t mean what she’s doing is right. It’s
time for your partner to tell his mum she needs to take a
step away from your relationship. Too often, couples let
family members in on their private arguments.”
From parenting the children to where you do the weekly
shop, your mother-in-law has an opinion on everything.
Frustratingly, she will never admit when she is wrong.
Ammanda says: “Pick your battles. Even if you
are right, does there always have to be a winner
and a loser?
“If you don’t want to listen to her point of view,
ask yourself why. Perhaps you’re holding a
grudge from a previous argument but
resentment will get you nowhere.
“Your mother-in-law’s heart might be in the
right place, but she’s not saying it in the right
way. It’s OK to agree to disagree but it takes
two adults to meet in the middle.
“Approach conversations as an adult,
saying things such as ‘I really want to hear
what you’re saying because it’s valuable’,
instead of, ‘Your son is married to me, not
you, so listen to me’.”
DOESN’T FOLLOW OUR RULES
When the kids are at granny’s house they are allowed to
jump on furniture and stay up past their bedtime. They
come home and refuse to do as they are told.
Ammanda says: “Time spent with grandchildren
is precious, so grandparents don’t want to be the
baddies.
“Cut them a bit of slack. However, letting
children do whatever they like isn’t good for
their development or well-being.
“Perhaps she needs some guidance, or
support. Talk to your partner about how you
can approach the subject gently, to avoid
confrontation and hurt feelings.
“Say, ‘We want the kids to have a wonderful
time when they’re with you, so how can we
reach an agreement?’
“Small compromises equal happy children,
parents, and grandparents.”
She has seen the children twice this week but
is badgering you to fix up her next visit.
Ammanda says: “Ask yourself why she
wants to see the children. Is it because you
restrict the times she spends with them or is it
because she wants to see them every day?
“Rather than flatly refusing to let her take the
children to the park on Saturday because you
have plans, suggest she calls them instead. It’s
about communication and compromise.
“Take a step back and talk to your partner.
Figure it out together, then sit down with
her and plan regular times when she can
see the children.
“That way, everyone knows where
they stand.
“You could use that valuable time to
spend doing things as a couple.”
ALWAYS PUTS ME DOWN
Your mother-in-law has popped round for a
cup of tea and spots the ironing pile, rolling
her eyes.
Ammanda says: “While you mother-inlaw is entitled to her views, how she puts
them across is what’s important. Sit her
down. Explain how her negative comments
are upsetting you and say it’s not OK to
make them.
“Suggest she thinks about how she communicates with you and ask her to make her
point in a positive way.
“For example, ‘I can see you have your
hands full so can I help with the ironing?’ would
be far better. Your husband could try talking to
her alone. If that doesn’t work, have a three-way
conversation.
“Avoid being confrontational. Your mother-inlaw needs to know that no matter what she says to
you, it isn’t going to drive a wedge between you and
her son.”
Relate provides confidential relationship support
services including family counselling. Find out more
at relate.org.uk.
I’M COMPARED WITH EX
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and barely spoke to her at the
nuptials. Thankfully, that
hostility has now passed.
But should you persevere in
attempting to win over your
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TIPS ON COPING WITH THE OTHER WOMAN IN HIS LIFE
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You are enjoying Sunday lunch when
your mother-in-law says your roast beef is
not a patch on her son’s former partner’s
cooking, you struggle to stay calm.
Ammanda says: “Comparing a partner
with a previous one isn’t on. Your mother-inlaw needs to see how upsetting this is.
“Husbands can be guilty of keeping out of
mother and daughter-in-law feuds but you
need his help. Ask him to talk to her. He needs
to make it clear that what she’s doing isn’t
acceptable – so stop. It’s unhelpful and unkind.
“If this doesn’t work, it might be time to decide
whether the relationship with your mother-in-law
is too damaging.
“Cutting ties is a last resort, so think carefully.”
INTERFERES IN ROWS
You are having a bust-up with your husband
and your mother-in-law walks in halfway
through your argument. She does not know
what you are rowing about, but she calls your
husband later to offer her support.
Ammanda says: “Set boundaries because what happens in your relationship should stay in your relationship.
“The mother-and-child bond is strong, so it isn’t
surprising your mother-in-law takes her son’s side in
THREE’S A CROWD. . . Queen,
her son Charles and Camilla
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DAILY
SIMPLE FOODS
BAKED PESTO STUFFED
CHICKEN BREAST
SAVE CASH ON EXPENSIVE
Avocado Deep Conditioner
79p— £45
YOU NEED:
One egg yolk (14p)
1 tsp olive oil (5p)
1 tsp honey (10p)
½ ripe avocado (50p)
(recipe from Natural Beauty)
METHOD: Whisk the egg yolk,
olive oil, and honey together in a
bowl then mash in half avocado.
Apply carefully to clean, towel-
dried hair and scalp. Leave for 15
minutes.
After this, rinse your hair in
lukewarm water, then shampoo
and rinse again.
INGREDIENTS:
4 chicken breasts, with
skin on
Salt
Black pepper
3 tbsp Sacla Classic
basil pesto
190g jar Sacla tomato &
mascarpone intenso
400g canned chopped
tomatoes
A handful of Parmesan,
grated
PREHEAT the oven to 180C/
350F/Gas mark 4.
Heat a frying pan, season the chicken
with salt and pepper and fry skin side
down for two minutes until crispy.
Cut a pocket in the thickest side of
each and spoon in the pesto. Pour the
stir-in sauce, plus the tomatoes, into an
oven-proof dish.
Sit the chicken breasts on top.
Grate Parmesan on top and bake for
20 minutes until the chicken is cooked
and the sauce is boiling.
l Recipe by Sacla.
FEELING APPY
AND HEALTHY
WHETHER
it’s migraines or the
menopause, there’s an
app out there to help you
manage your condition.
LYNSEY HOPE reveals free
apps you can turn to.
lAll available on iOS and
Android, except for Menopause
View, which is currently
only available on iOS.
SKIN CANCER – Miiskin –
melanoma: A skin-tracking
app to explore and track
changes to skin and moles.
You can take photos, making
it easy to see how moles
change over time, and it
prompts you when it’s time to
take a new one. Monitoring
changes is very important
when it comes to detecting
melanoma at an early stage,
so this is a must-have app if
you have skin concerns.
MENOPAUSE – Menopause
View: Designed by the
Fertility Council to inform,
educate and ease the
transition for women facing
the menopause. It can track
symptoms, schedule
medications and has a
journal. It can also be shared
with doctors, personal
trainers and friends. Track
weight and blood pressure
and read blogs by others
about their experiences.
DEPRESSION – What’s Up? A
Mental Health App: Access to
sophisticated mental health
treatments, such as cognitive
behavioural therapy, to help
you cope with depression,
anxiety, anger or stress. One
of its best features is the 12
common negative-thinking
patterns and simple methods
to overcome them, plus a
diary to help you keep your
thoughts together. Connect
with others in its forums.
MIGRAINE – Migraine Buddy:
Advanced migraine and
headache diary set up by
neurologists and data
scientists. It can help users
record and identify migraine
triggers, symptoms,
medication and frequency to
improve their condition.
It also offers the opportunity
to link with a migraine
“buddy”. You can then share
how you are feeling with your
buddies using the app.
DEMENTIA – Mindmate –
Healthy Ageing: This awardwinning app has more than
500,000 users worldwide. It
has brain games and nutrition
ideas to reduce your risk of
memory loss and cognitive
decline. But it’s also a great
support to those already
living with such conditions.
You can use the app to keep a
diary, issue reminders for
appointments and make
notes and to-do lists.
Laura’s THE ingredients appear more hipster
brunch than hair treatment.
But apparently the essential fatty
acids and high vitamin E levels in
avocados are also brilliant for
nourishing dry and damaged locks.
Egg adds shine and strength while
oil and honey drench hair in
moisture. I feel more Shrek than spa
goddess but I’m very
impressed with the results.
My hair is glossy, even
though the shower tray is
guacamole green.
4
5
BeauDIY
therapy
Brightening Face Mask
£1.14— £60
YOU NEED:
5 strawberries (75p)
1 banana (14p)
1 tsp honey (10p)
2 tsp plain yoghurt (15p)
(recipe from DIY Beauty Diva)
METHOD: Remove the stems
from the strawberries and dice.
Then mash the strawberries in a
small bowl with the banana
before adding the honey and
yoghurt.
Apply to clean skin, avoiding
the eye area.
Leave for 20 minutes.
Rinse off with cool water.
Laura’s THIS mask couldn’t be easier to make
and smells so good I’m tempted to
spoon it straight into my mouth.
The fruit is packed with vitamins
A, B, C and E, plus antioxidants to
perk up tired skin. Meanwhile, lactic
acid in the yoghurt plumps wrinkles,
gets rid of flakes and tightens up
pores. It is quite messy to
apply and feels like I’m
spreading a smoothie on to
my face. But after rinsing
off, my skin looks fresh,
dewy and energised.
I would definitely make
this again.
4
5
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SPA TREATMENTS BY MAKING YOUR OWN
‘It smells so
good I’m
tempted to
spoon it
straight
into my
mouth’
BEING pampered in
a luxury spa is a real
treat – but for most of us
there is nothing relaxing about
the price. The good news is that
you don’t have to splash out a
fortune to look great because
recipe ingredients can make top
bargain beauty treatments.
With celebrities including Kendall
Jenner and Salma Hayek saying
they love homemade beauty
products, LAURA STOTT slipped
on her robe to test out some
simple recipes.
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HOW TO. . . GET
THAT FLAWLESS
FACE FINISH
STRUGGLING to get that perfect finish
when it comes to perfecting your
make-up?
The key could all be in the tools and
technique you are using. Beauty writer
SOPHIE BRONSTEIN explains how to
brush up on your skills.
!
Still swiping foundation on to your
cheeks with a tool that looks like a
paint brush? Buff foundation into your
skin in circular motions with a fluffy
brush instead. Try the It Cosmetics
luxe complexion brush (£35,
itcosmetics.co.uk). It has even got a
smaller concealer brush on the other
end, so you can blend cover-up into
hard-to-reach areas such as under the
eyes and in nose creases.
$
If you are using a tiny puff to
powder your face and wondering
why it is going cakey, it might be time
to trade it in for a big brush that will
help you achieve an airbrushed finish.
Our favourite? The Real Techniques
powder brush, (superdrug.com,
£10.99,). It’s domed, and the light
bristles mean that powder sweeps
across your face evenly for a perfectly
smooth look.
%
Bronzer looking stripy? Stick to a
brush with a slight point, such as
the Benefit Hoola brush (£17.55,
johnlewis.com). It is shaped to fit into
the hollows of your cheeks to create a
contoured effect. Dab into your
bronzer and swipe across the
cheekbones, forehead and chin for a
sun-kissed effect.
Sugar Body Polish
Cellulite Body Wrap
YOU NEED:
Half a mug of brown sugar (25p)
2 tbsp olive oil (10p)
2 tbsp porridge oats (10p)
1 tsp cinnamon (4p)
(recipe from Cosmopolitan)
METHOD: Mix all ingredients together in
a small bowl. Apply to damp skin in
circular motions then rinse.
YOU NEED:
Half a mug of coffee grounds (30p)
6 tbsp coconut oil (50p)
3 tbsp sea salt (10p)
Clingfilm (recipe from Elle)
METHOD: Mix coffee, coconut oil and
sea salt in a bowl to form a firm paste.
Apply to skin and wrap around
approximately five layers of clingfilm.
Leave for 20 minutes then shower off.
49p
p
£65
Chiselling your cheekbones can
be tricky without the right brush.
Try sweeping the Morphe M142 Chisel
Blush brush (£6, beautybay.com) into
your favourite shade and gently pat on
to the apples of your cheeks –
blending out towards the hairline.
(
Perfecting your arches is not easy
– especially without an angled
brush such as the Benefit dual ended
eyebrow brush (£16.50, boots.com).
Lightly coat the angled end of the
brush-in product and follow along the
natural line of your brow. Blend in with
the other end once you are finished.
Laura’s Laura’s THIS smells so delicious it
could easily be mistaken for a
cake mix.
Soft brown sugar is supposed
to be a gentle way to get rid of
dead skin cells, while oats and
oil cleanse and balance
moisture levels. The pinch of
cinnamon boosts blood flow to
&
90p
p
£70
stimulate circulation. I tackle
the bumpy “chicken skin” on
the back of my upper arms.
Spa scrubs leave my skin red
raw so I’m delighted
when there is no angry
reaction to be seen.
It leaves my arms soft
and smooth.
5
5
APPLYING my daily caffeine fix
to my cellulite is a new one on
me, but coffee is said to have a
skin-tightening effect.
Fans claim it helps dilute the
water content of fat cells to
smooth stubborn areas.
The cling-film wrap warms
the skin to eliminate toxins and
further reduce lumps, while the
salt and oil exfoliate and
moisturise. After showering,
the skin on my legs feels lovely
and soft – but sadly
there has been no
dramatic change to my
dimples. They don’t look
any different.
3
5
)
If you are only willing to make
room for one eyeshadow brush in
place of your old spatula-style
sponges, make it the Zoeva 235
contour shader brush (£9,
beautybay.com). Use the flat side to
pick up eyeshadow, the angled side to
delicately blend colour into your lids.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
letters
@ the-sun.co.uk
The page where you tell Britain what you think
new parents include Stan and
Ollie. That’s another fine mess
the comic duo, pictured, have got
the list into. The names are no
ANTHONY SHELTON longer resting on hardy laurels.
IT seems like global warming
involves every country bar the UK.
Is spring ever going to arrive or
will there be 12 months of winter?
FRANCIS HARVEY
Bristol
READER
Leslie
Palmer
asks
where the officers and SNCOs
were when soldiers went over the
top at a Cape Verde hotel.
As sure as eggs is eggs, they’d
have been accommodated in other,
better, hotels from their troops.
NEW York changed its
murder rate by getting
a mayor who did
something about it.
London has a mayor
whose
answer
to
everything is to blame
lack of funds.
WHY does the DWP insist on
wasting money by making people
with diagnosed chronic illnesses,
that are unlikely to improve,
attend fit-for-work assessments?
The policy is cruel.
Ilkeston, Derbys
PAT Phelan, Coronation Street resident, ruiner of people’s
lives, cold-blooded killer
and now cliff-fall survivor. There is only one
explanation . . . he is the
Terminator.
GARETH JONES
Merthyr Tydfil
MARTIN YEOMAN
Orpington, Kent
BABY
names
losing
popularity
among
ROGER SIMPSON
Northampton
DAVID ROSE
Linton, Cambs
Take care of
our children
THE report that
children
are
going to school
hungry and putting
some
food
from school lunches in their
pockets to take home would
be disturbing to most people.
£50
LETTER
Except
people
like
David
Cameron who get a “warm glow”
to know we are sending £14billion
to countries overseas.
GORDON SCOTT
Dunstable, Beds
THE children going to school
hungry in dirty clothing have
parents whose primary responsibility is their kids’ welfare.
If these children, God bless
them, are not being properly
looked after, then the schools
should notify the welfare services.
Teachers
have
more
than
enough to do. Some parents need
to get their priorities right and
not leave it to the State.
JOHN FAIR
Castlebar, Co Mayo
WHY are school teachers complaining to the Government about
undernourished,
underachieving
children in school with dirty
clothes and not asking where
their parents are spending the
Family Allowance?
MARILYN WARBURTON
Verwood, Dorset
RUSSIA’S foreign minister Sergei
Lavrov says that MI5 poisoned
the Skripals to help PM Theresa
May deflect from Brexit, saying it
could
be
beneficial
to
the
Government. Who writes the
script for Lavrov?
TOM MCCUDDEN
Barnsley
THERE will be many, not least of
all the journalists accused, who
will rejoice at the news of Alison
Saunders’s resignation.
How such a bungling person
came to head the Crown Prosecu-
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IF the Wags are worried about
security at the World Cup they
should stay at home. Perhaps
Gareth Malone can turn them
into a choir.
I’M appalled at the sheer volume
of thefts committed by two-man
moped gangs.
The time for action is now. Ban
all pillion passengers immediately
using whatever measures necessary and ban all exports of
mobile phones to Nigeria.
Alternatively, flood the Nigerian
market with cheap phones.
JOANNA TOMS
Bournemouth
PETER, Bushey, Herts
INSTEAD of having Mel & Sue
doing the Generation Game they
should get some comedians.
TERRY, Leeds
THE Government must remember
that we voted for a Brexit for
Britain. Not a Brexit for Brussels.
CECIL CALVIN, Armagh
YET another killing in London.
We need to bring back discipline
in schools.
YANTO, Swansea
tion
Service
is
a
mystery.
Saunders’s inability to prosecute
sexual abuse and rape cases in
the proper manner should have
seen her sacked ages ago.
Instead, she has left voluntarily
with a £1.8million pension pot.
Nice work if you can get it.
SUE DURRANT
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
WE need to stop the rampant
theft of mobile phones by acidarmed moped-riding gangs who
are then shipping them to Nigeria
via Eastern Europe where the
owners’ data is stolen.
The sentences for all involved
need to be increased — from the
yobs stealing the phones to those
handling them and the people
selling them in places like Lagos.
LUKE RUSSELL
Wakefield, W Yorks
IF Theresa May backs down on
migrants we might as well have
stayed in the EU.
It will be a total mess. We will
be staying in, paying the EU,
with no vote and no say.
COLIN ROBINS
Western-Super-Mare, Somerset
AS a Brexiteer I am tired of the
red lines being crossed.
First we have had the traitors
on the Tory side voting against
the Government’s position and
the Government losing the vote.
Now more traitors in the Government’s ranks are happy to
allow immigration to become a
bargaining chip in the next round
of negotiations.
Stand your ground, Mrs May, or
risk losing many Tory voters.
MICK JONES
Dorchester
I WAS so pleased to see outstanding investigative journalist
Miles Goslett is still pursuing the
mysterious death of Dr David
Kelly, who went for a country
walk on the afternoon of July 17
2003 and came back from it the
next day in a body bag.
I have read almost everything
Mr Goslett has written on the
case over many years and he
appears to be the only serious
journalist who has stuck with it.
With his book An Inconvenient
Death out on Friday I hope the
coroner’s court doors will eventually be thrown wide open so a
full inquest can finally be held.
GERRARD JONAS
Standlake, Oxon
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Jupiter – your guardian angel – takes a new route through your
chart of deep feelings. Love-wise, you’re ready to say and show
you expect more from a relationship, but also have more to
give. If you’re single, both romance and supportive friendship
connect you to a Sagittarius with an unusual job.
You’ll be inspired by the presence of Venus to find out how a
partner really feels. Or if you’re single, it’s instant attraction
when the one new face among old friends gives you a nickname
that makes you laugh. Job-wise, you have all the ideas you
need, plus the chance to use them.
Suddenly work plans are making progress and delays stirred
up by Mercury’s about turn help you show the tenacity vital for
long-term success. In terms of romance, Venus revives a dream
couples share while Mars is ready to prove passion is out there
for singles – especially when you visit a fitness centre.
Take nothing for granted at work even when things are going
well. Checking every detail will impress the boss. It can be
unsettling and wonderful when your wildest love dreams start
to come true, reawakening a long-term relationship. Single?
You first notice each other in a place full of mirrors.
A secure and loving relationship may be the opposite of what
you expect to find when you go to an event as a favour for a
friend. But the person you sit next to can offer this. If you’re
already involved, a Mars-inspired plan to get fitter together
draws you closer.
Putting your feelings across in a more straightforward way will
get much better results second time around. This can apply at
home and at work. But when it comes to identifying the kind of
love that would make you happy, think about someone you see
as just an acquaintance who can always make you smile.
It is a successful day for earning, winning and putting aside
money for a special event. Don’t neglect your best investment –
time spent with a partner. If you’re looking for love, the hottest
places to meet include a cafe with a jukebox. Rumours race
around at work, but the truth is more intriguing.
It takes courage to love without holding back part of your heart
as emotional insurance, but it could be what a relationship
needs. Things change fast at work and it’s important to show
your flexibility. Today’s strongest source of luck for the family is
a house from the past.
As the moon moves into your birthsign, there’s something
different about you – and everyone wants to be on your team. If
you have favours to ask, today’s the day. Love is puzzling as
someone you thought wasn’t interested, starts talking about
moving in together, just as you get interested in someone new.
Bold Mars and strict Saturn are side-by-side in your personal
chart and it shows in the ambitious work goals you set. When it
comes to love, you just have to visualise that special person in
your mind’s eye to ensure they are thinking of you. A relative
needs your advice, be sure it doesn’t sound like criticism.
What you look for in a relationship is changing and a sense of
security, both emotional and financial, matters as much as
romance. This time, when you pick up a half-finished project,
you’ll finish it in style and your cool determination makes a
good impression on new people you meet.
You have a deeper awareness of what motivates other people
and this helps you get deals done. With the moon acting like a
truth detector, it’s easier to assess the depth of love feelings
and make decisions. Single? That could change when a friend
introduces you to a musician you’ve always wanted to meet.
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15 Works in molecular theory (3)
16 Secretary beginning to loathe mate (3)
17 Clothing range with buckles (9)
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22 Woman gets excellent sheep back (5)
24 Be way out round south (5)
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Talks . . . Mr Iger and Mr Murdoch
DISNEY BID
TO BUY UP
SKY NEWS
MEDIA giant 21ST
CENTURY FOX has offered
to sell Sky News to WALT
DISNEY in a move which
could pave the way for two
mega-deals.
It is hoped the sale of
the news operation would
be enough to lift
regulatory objections to
21st Century Fox buying
the 61 per cent stake in
broadcaster SKY that it
does not already own.
It would also simplify
Disney boss Bob Iger’s
planned takeover of the
bulk of 21st Century Fox’s
entertainment assets for
$66billion (£47billion). This
includes Fox’s holding
in Sky.
The Sky News sale is
one of two potential
solutions offered by 21st
Century Fox to the
Competition and Markets
Authority watchdog. The
other proposal is a legal
separation of Sky News
from its parent company.
Sky News has become a
flashpoint in the longrunning Sky takeover tussle
because of fears that it
would give founder Rupert
Murdoch too much media
influence. His family trust
is a major shareholder in
both 21st Century Fox and
News Corp, the company
behind The Sun.
CRYPTO 2
CHARGED
THE two founders of
cryptocurrency firm Centra
have been charged with a
fraudulent initial coin
offering (ICO) by the
Securities and Exchange
Commission in the US.
Centra raised $32million
(£22.7million) via an ICO
once promoted by boxer
Floyd Mayweather. An ICO
is a process by which a
firm can issue a digital
coin in exchange for cash.
Sohrab Sharma and
Robert Farkas allegedly
offered a debit card backed
by Visa and Mastercard
that let people convert
cryptocurrency to dollars to
spend in stores. The SEC
says Centra had no
relationship with the firms.
FRACKING
WELL HIT
DRILLING of the UK’s first
horizontal shale gas well
has been successfully
completed near Blackpool
by energy firm CUADRILLA.
CEO Francis Egan said:
“Our completion of the
UK’s first horizontal shale
gas well is a major
milestone towards getting
Lancashire gas flowing into
Lancashire homes.”
Fracking could begin on
the site in Fylde in the
summer, pending
government approval. The
process involves drilling
vertically deep underground
and then horizontally,
before pumping in liquid at
high pressure to fracture
shale rock and release gas
trapped inside.
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SNOW WAS £4M FLYBEAST
HORNBY CASH BID
REGIONAL airline FLYBE has revealed it
will take a £4million hit from the disruption
caused by the snow in February and March.
The company, which is in the midst of a
turnaround under boss Christine OurmieresWidener, said that it had to cancel 994
flights in the fourth quarter because of the
Beast from the East.
However, it reported passenger revenue
per seat — a key industry metric — was up
by nine per cent to £50.84 in that period.
STRUGGLING model rail
maker
HORNBY
has
opened discussions over a
new financing package.
The business said its
strategy will require more
cash and it is in final
talks with lenders for a
financing facility.
It is expected to be in
place by June. In the
meantime, Hornby has
agreed a covenant waiver
with BARCLAYS as fullyear profit and revenue
forecasts stay depressed.
Interim chairman and
chief executive Lyndon
Davies said: “We have
made a lot of progress
but there is still much
more to do.”
STREAMING SERVICE LISTED IN NEW YORK
Spot on
Going public . . . boss Daniel Ek
MUSIC streaming service
SPOTIFY was valued at
nearly £21billion yesterday
after the stock made its
market debut.
£H2ow1mBucNh
Its shares opened at £118.02
each
—
well
above
the
reference price of £93.90 per
share that had been
set by the New
York Exchange.
firm waast
valuedday
yester
157M
Investors
were
attracted
to
the
so-called direct listing by Spotify’s userbase
of
157million
active members.
Unlike
most
companies that float,
Spotify did not issue
any new stock, which
means it has not set a
price for its shares in
advance. Instead, it has sold
shares currently held by its private
investors.
The
listing’s
success
comes
despite the Swedish company, led
by CEO Daniel Ek who co-founded
it 12 years ago, being loss making.
It also defies the malaise affecting many US tech stocks in the
face of regulatory scrutiny.
Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at
HARGREAVES
LANSDOWN
said:
“Spotify is floating on the stock
market at a pretty inauspicious
time for the tech industry, which
has been rocked by the FACEBOOK
data scandal and now potentially
faces
greater
regulation
as
a
result.
“Donald Trump’s tweeted attacks
on
AMAZON
don’t
help
lift
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active mbeer of
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sentiment towards the sector either.
Despite
the
downbeat
mood
music,
Spotify
shares
changed
hands on the market at a substantial premium to the highest price
previously
paid
in
private
transactions, indicating significant
investor demand for the stock.
“The attraction of the musicstreaming service probably lies in
IQE BOSS KILLED
THE finance chief of
Welsh chip supplier IQE
had died following a
cycling accident while on
holiday with his family in
Spain over the weekend.
The company said Phillip Rasmussen’s death on
April 1 was shocking and
distressing news for staff.
Mr
Rasmussen
had
been with IQE, a supplier
to APPLE, for ten years.
Non-executive
chairman
Godfrey Ainsworth will
step
in
as
executive
chairman to support chief
executive Drew Nelson.
Mr Nelson said: “We
will do everything we can
to preserve his legacy at
IQE and continue with
the shining example he
has set for all of us.”
Spotify’s strong market share and
rapidly growing revenues. It may
be
some
time
before
Spotify
actually turns a profit, though,
as
the
company
is
resolutely
prioritising growth over profit, and
will be channelling money into
investing in services and building
further scale.”
He added: “Spotify comes with a
CLOSING PRICES
A SELECTION of last
night’s
FTSE
closing
prices:
BARCLAYS up 0.35 at
206.85
BP up 0.25 at 479.50
CENTRICA down 2.95 at
139.25
HSBC down 1.8 at 663.60
LLOYDS up 0.47 at 65.13
M&S down 1.6 at 268.60
MORRISONS down 1.2 at
212.30
RBS up 0.2 at 259.00
ROYAL MAIL down 1.6 at
539.20
SAINSBURY’S down 1.30
at 237.50
TESCO down 2.4 at
203.50
Full share prices in
Saturday’s paper.
great story, a strong brand and a
robust growth profile, but with its
fair share of risks too.
“Investors should ensure any
investment
in
Spotify
doesn’t
make up an over-sized part of
their portfolio, and that they
appreciate the potential downside
as well as the company’s growth
prospects.”
CARILLION SALE
THE
former
HQ
of
collapsed
engineering
giant CARILLION is for
sale for £3million.
The building in Wolverhampton has 37,000 sq ft
of office space over six
floors and a car park.
It came as the Official
Receiver said another 97
Carillion staff had been
given redundancy notices,
taking the total number
of job losses to more
than 1,800 since the firm’s
liquidation in January.
Almost 10,000 jobs have
been saved, with 5,400
employees
retained
to
deliver Carillion’s services
to public and private
sector
customers
until
decisions are taken to
transfer or end contracts.
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pulled out of his
world middleweight title
rematch with Gennady
Golovkin on May 5.
Alvarez, 27, who twice
tested positive for clenbuterol in February, has
an April 18 hearing. Promoter Eric Gomez said:
“We had to cancel.”
Whyte on
the money
By PAT SHEEHAN
DILLIAN WHYTE could
spoil Anthony Joshua’s
chances of a £100million
Deontay Wilder mega-fight.
Joshua
retained
his
WBA and IBF crowns
and took Joseph Parker’s
WBO title on Saturday
with a points victory.
Londoner AJ aims to
become the first
boxer to hold
all FOUR major
titles with the
WBC
version
held by American Wilder, 32.
But on Sunday
the IBF ordered Whyte
(above) — who has lost to
Joshua — to fight Kubrat
Pulev with the winner
being installed as AJ’s
mandatory challenger.
MANNY PACQUIAO, 39,
will
fight
welterweight
Lucas Matthysse for the
WBA crown in Kuala
Lumpur in July, says promoter Oscar De La Hoya.
P
RONNIE O’SULLIVAN
fired a 14th career
147 — but still crashed
out in the first round of
the China Open.
The Rocket, 42, lost
6-2 to Elliot Slessor.
He hit the maximum
in the fifth frame to win
£42,000 — but was
4-0 down by then.
A Wray of
sunshine
By JONNY FORDHAM
SARACENS are safe from
oblivion
after
sugar
daddy Nigel Wray took
full control of the club.
Billionaire backers have
pulled their cash, an
undisclosed sum, from
the European Champions.
But
long-standing
chairman Wray,
who is worth
£300million, has
bought
out
South
African
Johann Rupert’s
50
per
cent
stake and is
looking for new investors.
Wray (above), with players such as Owen Farrell,
Billy and Mako Vunipola
plus Maro Itoje, said: “I
have huge faith and commitment to this club and
everything it stands for.
“We want Saracens to
be great for 100 years. I
won’t be here for the
next 100 years so we
need extra investment.”
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LARGING IT!
How young Jess got a
taste for the big time
EXCLUSIVE by VIKKI ORVICE
JESSICA
ENNIS-HILL
believes
Britain’s young athletes can
But the determined Enniskickstart their careers Down Melbourne.
Hill, then in her final year of a psyUnder — just like she did.
chology degree at Sheffield University,
was having nothing of that.
Her tally of 6,269 points smashed
her personal best by 350 points, while
she also set career-best marks in the
200 metres and javelin.
The three-time world heptathlon
champion recalled: “Toni just told me
to enjoy the experience but I wanted
to do better than that.
“I had it in my mind that I wanted
to try and do a personal best.
“Then the atmosphere, the
occasion, the adrenalin and
everything kicked in.
“I was in reasonably
good shape as well
which helped and
I came away with
a sneaky bronze
medal.
“It gave me a
taste
for
bigstage competition.
It was as close as
you get to the
World Championships or Olympics
and I loved that
feeling.”
Six hundred athletes
and staff — the largest
ever to represent England
in an overseas sporting
event — have travelled to
the Gold Coast.
In Glasgow four years
ago, England topped
the medal table ahead
of Australia for the
first time since 1986
— and not surprisingly the host nation
are out for revenge.
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DALEY IS DADDY COOL
By DAVE WARD
TOM DALEY is looking at
the world in a whole new
Dustin Lance Black, the
light after learning he is Hollywood screenwriter.
to become a father.
Daley (left) said: “It’s been
The diver, 23, competes
at his third Commonwealth Games in Australia,
seeking a third straight
10-metre platform title.
He is to become a father
of a boy with husband
such a crazy experience.
“It made me feel a bit
more nervous. It changes
your
perspective
on
absolutely everything.
“It’s filled with excitement,
getting
everything
ready,
feeling you don’t know what’s
going to happen. There are
so many emotions.”
The baby is due in June,
with Daley to attend the
birth in California.
His preparation for the
Games has been disrupted
by
pneumonia
and
concussion — but he will
train off competition height
today and should be fit.
PROMOTED CONTENT
DOES MY MEDAL LOOK
BIG IN THIS? . . . a young
Ennis-Hill is swamped by
giant tracksuit in 2006
ALISTAIR
BROWNLEE
plans to ride shotgun
over his young brother
— despite getting a
GUN as a make-up gift.
The two-time Olympic
triathlon champ became
a global star when he
stopped at the end of a
World Series event to
help struggling Jonny,
27, across the finish.
Alistair,
29,
said:
“Jonny bought me a
shotgun as a present
after Mexico — I don’t
think it was meant as a
message. It’s just a nice
thing to have, isn’t it?
“We’re good friends
with Peter Wilson, who
won gold in the clay
pigeon shooting at the
London Olympics.
“We have a trap in
the garden and do a bit
of shooting together.”
The brothers do battle again tomorrow on
Australia’s Gold Coast
in the Commonwealth
Games triathlon.
Alistair,
England’s
flag-bearer for tonight’s
opening
ceremony,
added: “People might
call these the friendly
games but I’ve done my
friendly bit for my
brother — I won’t be
helping him this time.”
3 STARS
TO WATCH...
ADAM PEATY (swimming)
THIS sport is huge Down Under and there
will be few bigger names this week than
the Olympic champ and world-record holder.
Staffordshire pool terrier Peaty should
cruise to victory in the men’s 50m and 100m breaststroke — while hoping to break the magical 57-second
barrier in the latter.
MAX WHITLOCK (gymnastics)
THE double Olympic champion competes at
his third Commonwealths and will look to add
to his eight medals from Delhi and Glasgow.
In fact, Whitlock’s biggest competition will
likely come from his fellow countrymen.
YOHAN BLAKE (athletics)
IN the absence of the world’s fastest man
and his former training partner Usain Bolt,
the Jamaican is aiming for a sprint double. Blake runs in the 100m and 200m,
looking to justify the hype and win his first
individual major title since the 2011 Worlds.
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Alistair’s
title shot
From MARK IRWIN
But the heptathlon great warned any
medal hopefuls to make sure they look
the part on the podium after the Sheffield star almost disappeared into her
own tracksuit at the 2006 prize-giving!
Ennis-Hill, who won bronze as a
relatively unknown 20-year-old at the
2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, recalled: “I was standing on
the podium next to team-mate Kelly
Sotherton. My kit was so big. I had
this jacket on with a huge collar.
“The whole thing was massive and
didn’t fit properly.
“I can’t believe it’s 12 years ago. If
someone had told me back then what
I would go on and achieve I would
have laughed at them.”
Ennis-Hill’s first senior medal acted
as a springboard for a stunning
career, including Olympic gold at
London 2012.
And, on the eve of the 2018 Commonwealths, which kick off today on
the Aussie Gold Coast, Ennis-Hill
urged the nation’s new wave of athletes to use these championships as a
major stepping stone to Tokyo 2020.
She said: “To athletes who have
never been to the Commonwealths
before, I would tell them how much it
helps you prepare for the Olympics.
“It was a massive starting point for
me as a senior athlete. To not have to
jump straight in at World Championship or Olympic level and instead
experience a multi-sport Games, staying in the athletes’ village and with a
high level of competition.
“It felt like an Olympics to me
because I had never competed anywhere that big before.”
Coach Toni Minichiello set EnnisHill, now 32 and retired, the target of
breaking the 6,000-point barrier in
BROWNLEES
44 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
LINGFIELD
1.40
1GM
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GOING: STANDARD
TAKE THE REINS HANDICAP (DIV 1) (Class 6); value
to the winner £3,105; 1m.
(11 runners)
1 (6) 3-00311 THE KING’S STEED 4 (B,T;D) S Lycett 5-9-10(6ex) ........ K Shoemark 90
2 (4) 80-8074 BERTIE BLU BOY 16 (P;CD) L Williamson 10-9-7 ........... K Lundie (5) 94
3 (9) 64-3721 TARSEEKH 28 (V;D) C Gordon 5-9-6 ..................................... C Bishop 94
4 (5) 915-114 ERTIDAAD 29 (H,V;BF,C,D) Suzi Best 6-9-4 ....................... R Winston 97
5 (1) 24522-7 ROCKSETTE 19 P Hide 4-9-3 ................................................... L Morris 85
6 (11) 40-8764 RATTLE ON 13 (P;CD) J Boyle 5-9-2 .............................. C Bennett (3) 94
7 (10) 5633-48 HOW’S LUCY 25 (PH) J Chapple-Hyam 4-9-2 ................ S Donohoe l99
8 (2) -808853 BOOKMAKER 28 (P;CD) J Bridger 8-9-1................................ K O’Neill 98
9 (3) 7604-58 MOWHOOB 37 (P;D) B Barr 8-8-12........................................... H Doyle 95
10 (7) 544-540 EXCELLENT WORLD 25 M Channon 5-8-12........................ J Fanning 93
11 (8) 90-9686 CAIUS COLLEGE GIRL 18 (H,T) A Wintle 6-8-12 .............. C Noble (5) 85
BETTING: 3 The King’s Steed, 4 Tarseekh, 6 Ertidaad, 7 Bookmaker, 8 Rattle On
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding meeting.
FORM
(Lingfield 1m hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
THE KING’S STEED (8-13) 4-1 led,
headed 1f out, rallied, ran on, all out, RATTLE ON (9-6) 14-1 led 1f out,
headed run-in, 4th of 11 (btn 23/4l) to
bt Mr Potter (9-0) nk (8 ran) (ChelmsTilsworth Lukey (9-5) (Chelmsford
ford 1m hcap (6) £3,429 AW).
11/4m hcap (7) £2,588 AW).
BERTIE BLU BOY (9-0) 50-1 kept on,
4th of 7 (btn 4l) to Air Of York (9-2) HOW’S LUCY (8-10) 12-1 ridden 2f
out, faded, 8th of 10 (btn 9 1 /4l) to
(Lingfield 7f hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
Kafoo (9-5) EXCELLENT WORLD
TARSEEKH (9-7) 8-1 made all, ridden
(8-5) 25-1 last (btn 12l) (Chelmsford
2f out, stayed on, bt De Little Engine
1m app hcap (6) £3,429 AW).
(9-7) nk BOOKMAKER (9-6) 16-1
every chance, 3rd (btn 11/2l) (14 ran) ERTIDAAD (9-7) 13-8 fav led run-in,
strongly challenged, stayed on well,
(Kempton 1m hcap (7) £2,588 AW).
bt Brother In Arms (9-10) 1/2l BOOKERTIDAAD (9-8) 11-4 fav rear, pushed
MAKER (9-9) 14-1 behind, not clear
along halfway, ridden 3f out, held,
3
run 1f out, headway run-in, ran on,
4th of 8 (btn 5 /4l) to Poppy May (9-4)
5th (btn 13/4l) MOWHOOB (9-5) 15-2
(Southwell 7f hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
led until 1f out, 8th (btn 12l) (11 ran)
ROCKSETTE (8-4) 10-1 ridden 2f out,
(Lingfield 7f hcap (7) £2,264 AW).
7th of 9 (btn 6l) to Secret Return (9-0)
2.10
TAKE THE REINS HANDICAP (DIV 2) (6); value to the
winner £3,105; 1m.
(10 runners)
1 (8) 7900-65 MIME DANCE 12 (V;BF,D) J Butler 7-9-9.................................. A Kirby 90
2 (4) 936-472 BLOODSWEATANDTEARS 36 (D) W Knight 10-9-7....... J Watson (7) 97
3 (6) 8-06838 TABLA 46 (TH;CD) D Steele 6-9-6................................................ K Fox 96
4 (1) 873050- LIVE DANGEROUSLY 169 (D) J Bridger 8-9-5 .............. M Godwin (3) 86
5 (10)0572664DE LITTLE ENGINE 8 A Dunn 4-9-4 ......................................... L Keniry 91
6 (3) 9U85-07 EXSPECTATION 28 M Blanshard 4-9-3.............................. R Hornby l99
7 (9) 9298-84 BINKY BLUE 48 (H;C) D Loughnane 6-9-2...................... E J Walsh (3) 93
8 (2) 779-626 AYE AYE SKIPPER 42 (B;D) K C-Brown 8-9-0 ...................... H Crouch 96
9 (5) 70-2667 METTE 19 (T) M Usher 5-8-12...................................................... R Tate 98
10 (7) 658-607 SPIKE’S PRINCESS 48 (BH) B Barr 4-8-12 ............................. H Doyle 85
BETTING: 2 Bloodsweatandtears, 4 Mime Dance, 5 De Little Engine, 7 Aye Aye
Skipper, 10 Binky Blue, 12 Tabla, 16 Live Dangerously, 20 Exspectation
MIME DANCE (9-5) 11-4 fav switched
2f out, ran on, 5th of 11 (btn 23/4l) to
Ramblow (9-2) DE LITTLE ENGINE
(9-0) 8-1 kept on, 6th (btn 3l)
(Lingfield 1m hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
BLOODSWEATANDTEARS (9-8) 8-1
rear, plenty to do 1f out, strong run
final furlong, just held, btn 3/4l by Big
Amigo (9-13) (9 ran) (Lingfield 1m
app hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
METTE (8-7) 25-1 6th of 10 (btn 6l) to
First Experience (9-2) TABLA (9-0)
12-1 led until 1f out, 8th (btn 61/2l)
(Lingfield 1m hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
BINKY BLUE (9-4) 7-2 rear, headway
2f out, kept on, btn 2l by Freddy
With A Y (9-6) LIVE DANGEROUSLY (9-7) 14-1 11th (btn 71/2l) (13 ran)
2.45
FORM
(Kempton 7f hcap (6) £2,588 AW).
DE LITTLE ENGINE (9-10) 5-1 slowly
away, lost five lengths, headway 2f
out, switched, stayed on well, 4th of
10 (btn 4 3 / 4 l) to Romantic (9-9)
(Southwell 1m hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
EXSPECTATION (8-9) 25-1 kept on,
7th of 12 (btn 31/2l) to Kafeel (9-7)
(Lingfield 1m hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
TABLA (9-9) 7-1 stayed on, 3rd of 9 (btn
11/2l) to Win Lose Draw (9-7) BINKY
BLUE (9-7) 9-1 kept on, 4th (btn
31/2l) SPIKE’S PRINCESS (9-1) 25-1
7th (btn 91/2l) (9 ran) (Chelmsford 7f
hcap (6) £3,429 AW).
AYE AYE SKIPPER (9-4) 9-2 ran on, 6th
of 14 (btn 3l) to Ertidaad (9-4) (Kempton 1m app hcap (7) £2,588 AW).
US MASTERS 6 PLACES AT 188BET HANDICAP (4);
3-y-o; value to the winner £5,531; 7f. (7 runners)
1 (2) 731030- TATHMEEN 144 R Hannon 9-7.............................................. J Crowley 97
2 (6)
921- FLAVIUS TITUS 133 (D) R Varian 9-5 ...................................... A Atzeni 90
3 (4) 6733-34 THE MUMS 69 (B;BF) J Gosden 9-3 ....................................... L Dettori 98
4 (7)
0671- INSURGENCE 138 (CD) J Fanshawe 9-2............................. D Muscutt 93
5 (5)
833- LAUNCESTON PLACE 149 H Spiller 9-1 .................................. F Berry 85
6 (3)
618-4 CHESS MOVE 28 G Baker 9-0 ................................................. Doubtful 89
7 (1) 3112251 BUNGEE JUMP 19 (CD) G Harris 8-13............................ C Noble (5) l99
BETTING: 2 Flavius Titus, 3 Insurgence, 4 The Mums, 6 Tathmeen, 8 Bungee Jump
FORM
TATHMEEN (9-7) 11-2 faded, last of 11 LAUNCESTON PLACE (9-5) 12-1
headway 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 10
(btn 93/4l) to Captain Jameson (9-3)
(btn 1 1 / 4l) to George Villiers (9-5)
(Doncaster 6f hcap (4) £5,175 soft).
FLAVIUS TITUS (9-2) 13-2 led 1f out, bt
(Kempton 7f mdn (4) £6,469 AW).
Salute The Soldier (9-2) 1l (14 ran) CHESS MOVE (9-9) 33-1 keen close
(Kempton 7f nov (5) £3,234 AW).
up, ridden 1f out, kept on, 4th of 14
THE MUMS (9-3) 9-4 fav kept on, 4th
(btn 71/4l) to Herecomesthesun (9-4)
of 9 (btn 5l) to No More Thrills (8-10)
(Kempton 1m (5) £3,881 AW).
(Chelmsford 7f nov (5) £5,175 AW).
BUNGEE JUMP (8-3) 5-1 keen led,
INSURGENCE (9-4) 13-2 led final furclear from 4f out, unchallenged, bt
long, bt Zalshah (9-6) 1l (13 ran)
Fire Diamond (10-0) 2l (7 ran)
(Lingfield 7f hcap (5) £2,911 AW).
(Lingfield 7f claim (6) £3,105 AW).
3.15
DAILY RACING SPECIALS AT 188BET FILLIES’ HCAP
(5); 3-y-o; winner £3,752; 6f.
(5 runners)
1 (5)
72-13 KATH’S LUSTRE 12 (D) R Hughes 9-7.................................. S W Kelly 93
2 (2)
3129- KALAGIA 224 M Johnston 9-6 ............................................ J Fanning l99
3 (3)
525- HAYLAH 138 R Hannon 9-4 ..................................................... L Dettori 85
4 (4)
804- FAAY 186 E Dunlop 9-3 ..................................................... James Doyle 98
5 (1) 5-8227 FLORA TRISTAN 13 (H) M Botti 9-2 ........................................ A Atzeni 97
BETTING: 13-8 Haylah, 3 Kalagia, 7-2 Kath’s Lustre, 5 Faay, 10 Flora Tristan
FORM
3
of 9 (btn 8 /4l) to Red Cymbal (9-2)
KATH’S LUSTRE (9-7) 4-1 pulled very
(Chelmsford 6f nov (5) £4,528 AW).
hard, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6
(btn 21/2l) to Pak Choi (9-6) (Kemp- FAAY (9-0) 50-1 flashed tail most of
way, one pace, 4th of 11 (btn 11l) to
ton 7f hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
Bye Bye Baby (9-0) (Newmarket 7f
KALAGIA (8-1) 16-1 behind, driven
mdn (4) £5,175 good to soft).
and stayed on final furlong, 9th of 17
(btn 9l) to Demons Rock (9-2) (York FLORA TRISTAN (9-10) 9-1 7th of 10
(btn 81/4l) to Wazin (9-7) (W’hampton
6f hcap (2) £43,575 good to soft).
6f hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
HAYLAH (8-11) 9-2 wide, one pace, 5th
TEMPLEGATE
N
WAITING
Jefferson star crocked for Aintree
TOM PEPPER
1.40 .........................Rocksette 1.40 ..............MOWHOOB (nap)
2.10......Bloodsweatandtears 2.10 .................................Mette
2.45.....................Flavius Titus 2.45......................Chess Move
3.15....................Kath’s Lustre 3.15....................................Faay
3.45............Strategic Heights 3.45 .............Newstead Abbey
4.15 ....Sweet Symphony (nb) 4.15...........................Girls Talk
4.45 ...............Natalie Express 4.45....................Black Caesar
5.15 .......................Night Story 5.15................Sexy Beast (nb)
TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Kazawi (Kempton) and Sweet Symphony
(double, Lingfield) with Gleaming Sun (Southwell).
TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: Mowhoob and Sexy Beast (both Lingfield).
SUNRATINGS’ NAP: SONNETIST (8.15 Kempton).
SIRIUS NAP: Black Caesar (4.45 Lingfield).
UNBEATEN
chaser
Waiting Patiently will
miss Aintree’s Grand
National meeting.
Trainer Ruth Jefferson
swerved the Cheltenham
Festival with her stable star
— winner of the Grade 1
Ascot Chase in February — in
favour of a trip to Liverpool.
His defeat of Cue Card put
him high in the betting for
the Ryanair Chase but
despite getting his favoured
soft ground Jefferson preferred to give him more time.
He was joint-third favourite for Aintree’s Grade 1
Melling Chase but injury has
now ruled him out.
Jefferson said: “It has
come at the wrong time with
Aintree around the corner.
“He definitely won’t run
again this season. We’re just
waiting for more from the
vet to see exactly what it is.”
Cloudy Dream could rep-
nTIC-TAC: L-H Polytrack AW course, 1m 2f round, with a 2f run-in. nDRAW: Little effect.
nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): R Hannon 83-475, M Johnston 66-413, C Appleby
61-201, P Evans 60-482. THIS SEASON: C Appleby 8, M Johnston 6, J Osborne 5.
nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): A Kirby 173-904, L Morris 147-1128, J Crowley 119-643,
O Murphy 76-433. THIS SEASON: O Murphy 14, L Morris 10, S Donohoe 7. nLONGEST
TRAVELLER: Kalagia (3.15) & Poetic Steps (4.15) trained at Middleham. Round trip of
540 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nLIVE ON ATR
3.45
RACING WELFARE CLASSIFIED CLAIMING STAKES (6);
value to the winner £3,105; 6f.
(8 runners)
1 (7) 121-682 SWENDAB 13 (B;D) J G O’Shea 10-9-7 ............................... R Ryan (5) 89
2 (6) 1-45821 NEWSTEAD ABBEY 13 (D) M Herrington 8-9-3....................... T Eaves 85
3 (4) 2333514 STRATEGIC HEIGHTS 12 (B;D) J Osborne 9-9-2 ............... D Costello 90
4 (1) 22-6776 IMPART 7 (V;D) D O’Meara 4-9-1 .......................................... O Murphy 93
5 (5) 29-8829 ALKASHAAF 12 (P,T;D) D Loughnane 4-9-0 .......................... L Morris 94
6 (2) 2440-77 MISHAAL 15 (D) M Herrington 8-9-0.............................. K Shoemark l99
7 (8) 4-90887 CHIP OR PELLET 12 M Pattinson 5-8-13 ..................................... K Fox 72
8 (3) 2165345 MONARCH MAID 6 (BF,D) P Hiatt 7-8-13 ....................... E J Walsh (3) 86
BETTING: 11-4 Impart, 3 Newstead Abbey, 7-2 Strategic Heights, 6 Swendab, 8
Alkashaaf, 10 Mishaal, 20 Monarch Maid, 33 Chip Or Pellet
FORM
10 (btn 23/4l) to It Must Be Faith (8-9)
NEWSTEAD ABBEY (9-5) 11-4 fav
(W’hampton 6f hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
close up, led final furlong, ran on, bt
SWENDAB (9-2) 9-1 pushed along MISHAAL (9-6) 15-2 last of 7 (btn 16l)
to Ballymore Castle (9-5) (Newcastle
halfway, ridden, stayed on, 1l (7 ran)
6f claim (6) £3,493 AW).
(W’hampton 5f hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
STRATEGIC HEIGHTS (9-5) 5-1 led CHIP OR PELLET (8-6) 10-1 7th of 8
(btn 61/2l) to Evening Starlight (9-7)
until 1f out, 4th of 9 (btn 2l) to Red
(Lingfield 5f hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
Tycoon (9-3) ALKASHAAF (9-5) 20-1
never dangerous, last (btn 9 1 / 4 l) MONARCH MAID (8-10) 9-2 fav ridden
1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 10
(Lingfield 6f hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
(btn 5l) to La Fortuna (9-0) (ChelmsIMPART (9-7) 10-1 led, ridden 1f out,
ford 5f hcap (6) £3,493 AW).
headed final furlong, no extra, 6th of
4.15
SOUTHWELL
TEMPLEGATE
BET & WATCH AT 188BET.CO.UK FILLIES’ HANDICAP
(5); 3-y-o; winner £3,752; 1m.
(10 runners)
1.50 .................................................Dapper Man
2.25 .................................................Lord Oberon
2.55 ...............................................Monks Stand
3.25 ................................................Mama Africa
3.55 .................................................How Bizarre
4.25 ..............................................Gleaming Sun
4.55 .......................................................Port Soif
1 (10) 32-1727 FELISA 39 (CD) P Evans 9-7..................................................... Doubtful 98
2 (9)
01U-7 INDISCRETION 74 (D) J Portman 9-6............................... R Kingscote 91
3 (8) 114757- CONTROVERSIAL LADY 168 (D) J S Moore 9-5......... J Watson (7) l99
4 (2) 10850-7 POETIC STEPS 21 M Johnston 9-3 ....................................... J Fanning 91
5 (4) 5-2323 SWEET SYMPHONY 19 (H) M Botti 9-3 .................................. A Atzeni 92
6 (6)
2929- LAST ENCHANTMENT 186 Eve J-Houghton 9-3 .................. C Bishop 85
7 (1) 88630- GRACE’S SECRET 119 Ed Walker 9-3 .................................... L Keniry 97
8 (5)
579- GIRLS TALK 162 M Bell 8-13.................................................... W Buick 91
9 (7) 4080-4 SUPERSYMMETRY 12 D Loughnane 8-12 ........................... J Gordon 91
10 (3)
736-5 KACHUMBA 41 R Guest 8-10................................................... L Morris 92
BETTING: 11-4 Sweet Symphony, 9-2 Girls Talk, 5 Last Enchantment, 10
Kachumba, 12 Poetic Steps, Indiscretion, Supersymmetry, Grace’s Secret
FELISA (8-10) 14-1 last of 7 (btn 61/4l)
to Corazon Espinado (9-1) (W’hampton 1m 1f hcap (4) £5,531 AW).
INDISCRETION (9-1) 16-1 in touch,
pushed along 2f out, 7th of 9 (btn
51/2l) to Morning Has Broken (9-7)
(Lingfield 1m (5) £3,752 AW).
CONTROVERSIAL LADY (8-12) , 7th
of 11 (btn 7 1 / 2l) to Supergirl (9-1)
(Deauville 7f claim £11,538 good).
POETIC STEPS (9-7) 25-1 led, headed
1f out, faded, last of 7 (btn 81/2l) to
We Are The World (9-9) (W’hampton
1m 1f hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
SWEET SYMPHONY (9-3) 5-1 ran on,
3rd of 8 (btn 1 1 / 2l) to Alifax (9-7)
(Lingfield 7f hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
LAST ENCHANTMENT (8-3) 12-1 kept
on one pace, 9th of 13 (btn 43/4l) to
4.45
PLAY ROULETTE AT 188BET CASINO HANDICAP (5);
value to the winner £3,752; 7f.
(8 runners)
1 (1) 66646-9 SEA SHACK 16 (VH;BF,D) W Knight 4-9-9 ............................. L Morris 88
2 (8) -610576 TAVENER 11 (P;CD) D C Griffiths 6-9-9................................ O Murphy 85
3 (6) 0220-92 INTERLINK 78 M Bell 5-9-8.................................................... L Steward 98
4 (4) 65260-0 BLACK CAESAR 16 (CD) P Hide 7-9-7 ............................. S Woods (7) 97
5 (3) 98-0122 FROZEN LAKE 12 (PH;BF,D) J G O’Shea 6-9-4 ...................... F Berry 87
6 (7) 756-513 NATALIE EXPRESS 53 (H;CD) H Spiller 4-9-3 ................ K Shoemark 94
7 (2) 27-0531 MISTER FREEZE 22 (T,V;D) P Chamings 4-9-1 .................... J Haynes 91
8 (5) -044867 CLEMENT 12 (V;CD) J G O’Shea 8-8-12 .............................. R Havlin l99
BETTING: 3 Sea Shack, 4 Interlink, 9-2 Frozen Lake, 6 Mister Freeze, Natalie
Express, 8 Tavener, 12 Clement, 16 Black Caesar
5.15
TOM PEPPER
1.50 .................................................Dapper Man
2.25 .............................................................Royal
2.55..............................................Coiste Bodhar
3.25 ................................................Mama Africa
3.55 .............................................................Mabo
4.25............................................................Falcao
4.55....................................................Snookered
FORM
Awesometank (8-13) (Newmarket 7f
hcap (2) £31,125 good to soft).
GRACE’S SECRET (9-3) 8-1 prominent, ridden 1f out, 10th of 14 (btn
13l) to Bold Reason (9-9) (Newcastle
1m hcap (5) £3,234 AW).
GIRLS TALK (9-0) 33-1 close up, ridden 2f out, faded, 9th of 10 (btn 11l)
to Dramatic Queen (9-0) (Yarmouth
1m nov (4) £4,528 good to soft).
SUPERSYMMETRY (8-6) 20-1 held up
last, headway 2f out, chased leaders
and reminders 1f out, kept on, 4th of
6 (btn 3l) to Pak Choi (9-6) (Kempton
7f hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
KACHUMBA (9-3) 5-1 tracked winner,
ridden 1f out, 5th of 9 (btn 23/4l) to
Darkest Light (8-10) (Chelmsford 7f
hcap (6) £3,429 AW).
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BETTING AT 188BET NOVICE
STAKES (5); 3-y-o; winner £3,752; 1m 4f.(9 runners)
1 (7)
41- ANTONIAN 98 J Gosden 9-9.................................................... L Dettori 98
2 (8)
21 NIGHT STORY 19 (CD) C Appleby 9-9 .................................... W Buick 96
3 (6) 606-212 TECHNOLOGICAL 40 G Margarson 9-9............................ O Murphy l99
4 (2)
ACADEMICIAN J Portman 9-2.................................................. R Hornby —
5 (5)
7- CONSTRUCT 201 R Beckett 9-2 ............................................ L Steward —
6 (3)
IN DEMAND C Fellowes 9-2................................................... S Donohoe —
7 (9)
2 SEXY BEAST 26 E De Giles 9-2 ......................................... C Shepherd 90
8 (1)
4- SILVER CHARACTER 137 T Dascombe 9-2.................... R Kingscote 84
9 (4)
TOWNIE MAC H Morrison 9-2 ........................................... C Bennett (3) —
BETTING: 11-8 Night Story, 5-2 Antonian, 5 Technological, 10 Sexy Beast
By STEVE JONES
resent Jefferson — who took
over from her late father
Malcolm in February — in
the Melling Chase. He
also has an entry in the
Betway
Bowl
at
Aintree but could
wait for a rematch
with Cue Card at
Sandown on the
final day of the
jumps season.
nROBBIE
POWER will
ride Raz De
Maree in the
Grand National on
Saturday week.
Teen ace James
Bowen,
up
when he won
the
Welsh
National at
Chepstow,
opts to ride
Shantou
Flyer at
ASCOT WINNER . . . Waiting Patiently
Aintree.
nTIC-TAC: Round L-H AW fibresand track. There is a straight 5f
course. nDRAW: Low best from 6f to 1m. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): S Dixon 53-564, D Shaw 39-278, R Fahey 32190, K Burke 28-124. THIS SEASON: S Dixon 7, K Burke 6.
nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): T Hamilton 27-206, S De Sousa
22-99, David Probert 15-73, J Garritty 10-53. THIS SEASON: G
O’Neill 3, P Mathers 2, Russell Harris 2. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Fareeq (1.50) trained at Ardleigh. Round trip of 302
miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nLIVE ON ATR
1.50
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HANDICAP (Class 6); winner
£3,105; 5f.
(9 runners)
1286 FAREEQ 4 (B,T) C Wallis 4-9-9 ................... W Carson
620- RACQUET 148 Mrs R Carr 5-9-9 ................. J Garritty
000- GROUNDWORKER 152 (T;D) P Midgley 7-9-7. D Probert
5432 DAPPER MAN 8 (D) R Fell 4-9-7 .............. T Hamilton
3762 ARCHIE STEVENS 22 (BF,CD) C Ellam 8-9-6 P Pilley (3)
001- SEEBRING 159 B Ellison 4-9-5.......... B Robinson (5)
4785 NOVABRIDGE 8 (B;D) K Tutty 10-8-10 D Keenan (7)
-555 TINA TEASPOON 6 (H) D Shaw 4-8-9....... P Mathers
039- ON THE HIGH TOPS 314 (D) C Teague 10-8-9 N Evans
Fareeq l 99, Dapper Man 98, Novabridge 97.
9-4 Dapper Man, 3 Archie Stevens, 5 Seebring, 11-2 Fareeq
2.25
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NOVICE STAKES (5); winner £3,881;
6f.
(6 runners)
(5) 21-3 JACK TAYLOR 18 (D) R Hughes 3-9-7 ........ F Marsh (5)
(1)
14 LORD OBERON 42 (BF,C) K Burke 3-9-7... C Lee (3)
(2) 0-3 ADMISSIBLE 23 R Eddery 3-9-0................ D Keenan (7)
(4) 06- SENTIMENTAL GENT 198 K Ryan 3-9-0 ........ S Gray
(6) 78- WHINMOOR 173 N Tinkler 3-9-0 ....... L Edmunds (3)
(3) 5-40 ROYAL 58 Archie Watson 3-8-9 ................ E Greatrex
Lord Oberon l 99, Jack Taylor 94.
11-8 Lord Oberon, 7-4 Jack Taylor, 9-2 Royal, 12 Whinmoor
2.55
HANDICAP (5); winner £4,075;
6f.
(6 runners)
1 (2) -811 MONKS STAND 8 (P;CD) J Mackie 4-9-13(6ex) S De Sousa
2 (5) 1563 ANGEL PALANAS 14 (P;CD) K Burke 4-9-9 R Harris (7)
GOING: STANDARD
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(6) /4-3 BROCKHOLES 47 J Camacho 5-9-4. L Edmunds (3)
(3) 127- BELLEVARDE 184 (BF) R J Price 4-9-4..... D Probert
(1) 376- SOLDIER BLUE 177 (BF) B Ellison 4-9-2 B Robinson (5)
(4) 1267 COISTE BODHAR 8 (P;CD) S Dixon 7-8-9 N Currie (5)
Angel Palanas l 99, Brockholes 98, Coiste Bodhar 97.
11-10 Monks Stand, 9-2 Angel Palanas, 11-2 Brockholes
3.25
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HANDICAP (4); winner £5,693;
1m.
(9 runners)
0-45 SHOWBOATING 21 (CD) J Balding 10-9-8 L Edmunds (3)
108- KYLLACHYS TALE 163 (CD) R Teal 4-9-7 .. S De Sousa
9683 PEARL SPECTRE 13 (V;CD) P McEntee 7-9-5 N Currie (5)
261- BID ADIEU J39 (H) R Hughes 4-9-5 ........ F Marsh (5)
5913 MONSIEUR JIMMY 29 (CD) D Carroll 6-9-5. G O’Neill (7)
6201 MUQARRED 64 (P;CD) Roger Fell 6-9-5. T Hamilton
11-4 MAMA AFRICA 93 (BF,CD) T D Barron 4-9-3 J Elliott (5)
120- SANS SOUCI BAY 144 (B) S Dixon 4-9-2 P Pilley (3)
-693 LAQAB 8 D Shaw 5-8-13............................. P Mathers
Mama Africa l 99, Monsieur Jimmy 98, Muqarred 97.
3 Kyllachys Tale, 4 Mama Africa, 5 Muqarred, 6 Bid Adieu,
7 Showboating, 10 Pearl Spectre, Monsieur Jimmy
3.55
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HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; winner
£4,140; 1m.
(6 runners)
233- MAMETZ WOOD 148 K Burke 9-7 .............. C Lee (3)
623- MOLTOIR 172 B Ellison 9-6...................... T Hamilton
44-2 HOW BIZARRE 63 K Ryan 9-3......................... S Gray
-513 THE NIGHT KING 41 (D) M Quinn 8-11..... W Carson
8-96 PACT OF STEEL 49 (T) H Dunlop 8-10 .. S De Sousa
0-61 MABO 26 (B) R Fahey 8-9 .......................... P Mathers
Mabo l 99, How Bizarre 98, The Night King 97.
3 Mabo, 10-3 How Bizarre, 4 Mametz Wood, 9-2 Moltoir
4.25
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HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105;
6f.
(7 runners)
960- FALCAO 413 (D) J Butler 6-10-0 ............. S De Sousa
4057 DREAM ALLY 4 (D) J Weymes 8-9-10 ........ C Lee (3)
1256 SIR GEOFFREY 8 (B;CD) S Dixon 12-9-9 F Marsh (5)
-700 BONJOUR STEVE 19 (P;CD) R Price 7-9-7 D Probert
49-2 GLEAMING SUN 8 M W Easterby 3-9-1........ N Evans
2420 KHELEYF’S GIRL 11 Clare Ellam 3-8-6.... J Elliott (5)
7452 EYES OF FIRE 27 J Norton 3-8-6 ............ R Walsh (7)
Kheleyf’s Girl l 99, Gleaming Sun 98, Sir Geoffrey 97.
2 Gleaming Sun, 7-2 Sir Geoffrey, 5 Eyes of Fire, 6 Falcao, 7
Dream Ally, 10 Bonjour Steve, 14 Kheleyf’s Girl
4.55
AMATEUR HANDICAP (6); winner
£2,995; 1m.
(14 runners)
1 (12) 736- SNOOKERED J140 (D) B Ellison 4-11-2 Miss L Wilson (3)
2 (4) 16-8 ISSTOORA 93 (CD) A Watson 4-11-0.... Mr S Walker
3 (14) 660- SPINART 159 (VH) P Sly 5-11-0 ..... Miss G Andrews
4 (10) 318- TRAVELTALK 132 B Ellison 4-10-11 Mr M Brown (7)
5 (11) 82-0 CRYSTAL SUNSTONE 53 A Hales 4-10-11 Mr J Brace (5)
6 (7) -D15 AFRICAN TRADER 22 (C) I Furtado 5-10-9 Miss S Brotherton
7 (8) -101 PORT SOIF 8 (P;CD) K Slack 4-10-7(6ex) ............. Doubtful
8 (13)0657 CAPTAIN REVELATION 8 M M’neaux 6-10-6 Miss M Mullineaux
9 (6) 0481 LIMERICK LORD 29 (P;CD) J Feilden 6-9-12 Mr R Birkett
10 (3) -796 RIVERSIDE BRIDGE 8 B Ellison 6-9-10 Miss E McCain (5)
11 (1) -236 ICONIC FIGURE 3 (P) P Kirby 5-9-9..... Miss B Smith
12 (9) /7-7 L’ES FREMANTLE J19 (P) M Chapman 7-9-9. Mr C Todd (7)
13 (2) 4478 GENERAL TUFTO 8 (B;CD) C Smith 13-9-9 Miss E Bullock (5)
14 (5) 3985 MONZINO 29 (B;C) M Chapman 10-9-9 ... Mr D Kerr (7)
Snookered l 99, Isstoora 98, Spinart 97.
7-2 Limerick Lord, 9-2 African Trader, 11-2 Isstoora, 10
Snookered, 12 Traveltalk, Spinart
1GM
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GOING: STANDARD
KEMPTON
LEOPARDSTOWN
TEMPLEGATE
5.45 .......................................................Chloellie
6.15 .......................................................Warsaan
6.45 ..........................................................Mordin
7.15.....................................Revolutionary Man
7.45 ................................................Sonnet Rose
8.15 ..............................................KAZAWI (nap)
8.45 .........................................Garcon De Soleil
9.15.................................................Lady Of York
TOM PEPPER
5.45 .......................................Displaying Amber
6.15 .......................................Losingmyreligion
6.45.........................................................Ripp Orf
7.15 ..........................................................Tig Tog
7.45 ...........................................................Stosur
8.15 ................................................Fast And Hot
8.45 .............................................................Xhale
9.15.........................................................Iley Boy
nTIC-TAC: R-H AW Polytrack. nDRAW: No advantage. nTOP
TRAINERS (2013-2018): R Hannon 61-520, M Botti 44-354. THIS
SEASON: M Bell 5. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): J Crowley
115-806, A Kirby 112-786, L Morris 99-1045, J Doyle 78-353.
THIS SEASON: O Murphy 9. nLONGEST TRAVELLER:
Displaying Amber (5.45) & Eponina (7.45) trained at Middleham.
Round trip of 490 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP:
Revolutionary Man (7.15). nJACKPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON RUK
5.45
HANDICAP (Class 6); 3-y-o; winner
£3,105; 6f.
(12 runners)
1 (7) 2548 ISTANBUL PASHA 46 (B;CD) P Evans 9-7 ... A Kirby
2 (2) 4574 JAN’S JOY 11 (HH,T) S C Williams 9-7 ........ S Levey
3 (6) -213 MIMRAM 11 D Ivory 9-7 ............................. R Winston
4 (5) 076- TERRI RULES 184 J Feilden 9-6 ................... J Quinn
5 (1) 6-15 CHLOELLIE 46 (CD) J R Jenkins 9-4........... F Norton
6 (3) 897- QUEEN OF DREAMS 124 W Knight 9-3 ..... M Harley
7 (9) 5-34 DISPLAYING AMBER 26 B Haslam 9-2 .... J Crowley
8 (10) -551 SWIFT FOX 11 (B) G L Moore 9-0................ K O’Neill
9 (12) 9-54 SITSI 56 B Smart 9-0....................................... T Eaves
10(11) 649- CRUEL CLEVER CAT 211 J Gallagher 8-13... H Crouch
11(8) 80-2 DOLYDAYDREAM 11 P Phelan 8-13.......... S W Kelly
12(4) 28-5 FOLLOWING BREEZE 11 J Boyle 8-12 ........ H Doyle
Mimram l 99, Displaying Amber 98, Jan’s Joy 97.
4 Mimram, 6 Displaying Amber, Dolydaydream, 7 Swift Fox
6.15
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HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; winner
£3,752; 1m.
(11 runners)
-451 RENNY’S LADY 37 (D) P Evans 9-9............. Doubtful
365- WARSAAN 176 O Burrows 9-9................... J Crowley
551- LOSINGMYRELIGION 154 (CD) M Botti 9-9 M Monaghan (3)
44-5 VERSTAPPEN 21 (HH) M Botti 9-7 .......... D Muscutt
53-4 TROGON 21 M Channon 9-6 ....................... C Bishop
0-57 BOND STREET BEAU 48 (TH) P McBride 9-5 J Gordon
-963 HARBOUR PILOT 42 D Loughnane 9-4........ T Eaves
9-71 VICE MARSHAL 60 (D) C Fellowes 9-4 ......... J Doyle
6-47 STRAIGHT ASH 19 R Hannon 9-2 ....... M Crehan (7)
605- BECKY SHARP 200 J Boyle 8-13............ P Cosgrave
-647 HOLLYWOOD DREAM 41 (H) N Mulholland 8-11 L Morris
Trogon l 99, Verstappen 98, Warsaan 97.
5-2 Vice Marshal, 9-2 Warsaan, 5 Trogon, 11-2 Verstappen
6.45
NOVICE STAKES (5); winner £3,881;
1m.
(11 runners)
1 (5) 12-6 MR MINERALS 32 (CD) R Hughes 4-9-13. S W Kelly
2 (10) 1- MORDIN 119 (D) S Crisford 4-9-9 .................. J Doyle
3 (9) /221 RIPP ORF 12 (C) D Elsworth 4-9-9................. S Levey
4 (8)
AMARANTH J19 (T) M Scudamore 5-9-2 D Costello
5 (7)
0- CAP’N J13 C Dyson 7-9-2 ......................... G Downing
6 (6) 223- KNOW YOUR LIMIT 163 (BF) Ed Walker 4-9-2. P Cosgrave
7 (2)
0 OUSDEN 14 (TH) M Attwater 4-9-2 .............. L Morris
8 (11)
7 PUTTO 25 C Cox 4-9-2..................................... A Kirby
9 (1)
40 SHINING VALLEY 14 B Johnson 4-9-2 .. C Shepherd
10(3)
0 FLORAL QUEEN 14 N Mulholland 5-8-11... Hollie Doyle
11(4)
LA TROG A Brown 4-8-11 .............................. R Havlin
Mordin l 99, Mr Minerals 97, Ripp Orf 95.
7-4 Mordin, 5-2 Know Your Limit, 4 Ripp Orf, 5 Mr Minerals
DOG TIPS
nSWINDON: 11.03 Quivers Robin (nap)
(1-2-3) 11.19 Mistique Flare (nb) (5-3-1)
11.34 Jet Stream Boy (3-1-4) 11.48 Law
School (6-2-3) 12.04 Wagga Royal (4-6-2)
12.18 Swift Woods (1-3-5) 12.32 My
Swallow (2-1-6) 12.47 Leemount Mikey
(1-2-3) 1.04 Ballintee Velvet (1-4-5) 1.19
Mula Magic (2-6-4) 1.33 Cu Sith Jester (15-3) 1.51 Sup Brian (6-5-4)
nNEWCASTLE: 11.11 Tiermana Stout (4-35) 11.28 Target Slick (4-2-5) 11.42
Abbodabbo Ouzo (1-5-6) 11.57 Romeo Big
Guy (1-4-5) 12.12 Susies Call (nap) (1-2-6)
12.27 Target Hugh (4-3-5) 12.42 Romeo
Talent (nb) (1-5-2) 12.58 Droopys Bouchard
(6-5-3) 1.12 Six Gold Nuggets (1-3-4) 1.27
Kellsboro Moll (6-5-1) 1.44 Droopys Logo
(3-1-5) 1.58 Wise Wonder (1-6-4)
nBELLE VUE: 2.08 Sillan Pearl (nb) (6-23) 2.27 Adeles Jack (1-2-4) 2.47
Outclough Belle (1-2-4) 3.07 Boherash
Melissa (6-3-5) 3.28 Nidderdale Snipe
(nap) (6-2-5) 3.48 Free Flight (6-1-4) 4.08
Churchtown Champ (4-2-1) 4.27
Slaneyside Adele (2-5-4) 4.47 Fahy Mai
(6-1-4) 5.07 Aulton Larry (6-5-4) 5.22
Blastoff Diaz (2-5-4) 5.38 Tailteann Fire
(1-3-5) 5.56 Oakmac Andy (4-5-6) 6.11
Moonshiner (3-4-5)
nHOVE: 2.12 Baby Bless Him (1-5-6) 2.32 Itmust-becharlie (1-3-5) 2.52 Quintus (3-2-6)
3.11 Moving Breeze (5-1-2) 3.29 Finish The
Story (6-5-2) 3.49 Decorum (2-3-6) 4.09 Old
Bigears (6-2-5) 4.29 Ballymac Barnes (3-1-2)
4.48 Slippery Jules (nap) (4-1-2) 5.08 Bitterandtwisted (2-3-1) 5.28 Killeacle Pink (6-5-4)
5.44 Brinkleys Bobdog (nb) (4-2-6) 6.02 Piercestown Jane (4-6-2) 6.19 Mallogs Ali (5-2-3)
7.15
HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; winner
£3,752; 7f.
(14 runners)
1 (7) 18-4 CHESS MOVE 28 G Baker 9-9................. P Cosgrave
2 (10) 034- THE GREAT DANDINI 204 (BF) S Durack 9-8 S W Kelly
3 (1) 053- REVOLUTIONARY MAN 146 (TH) S Crisford 9-7 . A Atzeni
4 (8) 833- TIG TOG 207 R Hannon 9-7 ........................... S Levey
5 (3) -314 TRIBAL WARRIOR 25 (CD) J Tate 9-7 ........ L Morris
6 (12) 186- N OVER J 144 (D) W Knight 9-6 ..................... A Kirby
7 (2) 2121 FREEBE ROCKS 19 (V;C,D) M Bell 9-5 .... O Murphy
8 (9) -432 CRISTAL PALLAS CAT 12 (CD) R Ingram 9-5 R Ingram (5)
9 (5) 3232 CARP KID 12 (P) J Flint 9-3 ........................ W Cox (5)
10(11) 5-47 FLIRTARE 19 A Perrett 9-2 .......................... J Haynes
11(13) 9-17 FIERY BREATH 49 (T;BF,D) R Eddery 9-1 . Doubtful
12(14)3822 NEW ORLEANS 19 (PH) H Palmer 9-1.......... J Doyle
13(6) -842 HAVERLAND 19 C Fellowes 8-12........... A Beech (7)
14(4) 070- MACHO MOVER 159 M Channon 8-9..... G Downing
Carp Kid l 99, New Orleans 98, Freebe Rocks 97.
9-2 Freebe Rocks, 5 New Orleans, 7 Haverland, 10 Tig Tog,
Revolutionary Man, Carp Kid, 12 Cristal Pallas Cat
7.45
FILLIES HANDICAP (5); winner
£3,752; 7f.
(11 runners)
1 (9) -065 CURIOUS FOX 25 (C) A Carson 5-9-7 ....... W Carson
2 (1) 37-4 KODICAT 13 K Ryan 4-9-5.............................. T Eaves
3 (10) 5R-6 SHANKARA 19 N Mitchell 4-9-4 .................. J Gordon
4 (11) 4-73 STOSUR 73 (B;D) G Kelleway 7-9-2........... O Murphy
5 (4) 3331 SONNET ROSE 6 (B,T;D) C Allen 4-9-2(6ex) ... S Woods (7)
6 (2) -445 MASQUERADE BLING 12 (D) N Mulholland 4-8-9 L Morris
7 (3) 97-0 DRAGON DREAM 89 (CD) R Ingram 4-8-8 R Ingram (5)
8 (5) 255- TALLULAH’S QUEST 190 Miss J Feilden 4-8-8. J Quinn
9 (7) 33-4 EPONINA 31 B Haslam 4-8-8.................. T Marquand
10(6) 7886 DEAR BRUIN 12 (P;D) D Drinkwater 6-8-7 ........... D Probert
11(8) 3-76 MAGIC APPROACH 14 J Bridger 4-8-2 ...... K O’Neill
Masquerade Bling l 99, Dragon Dream 98, Dear Bruin 97.
3 Sonnet Rose, 9-2 Stosur, 6 Eponina, 7 Masquerade Bling,
Tallulah’s Quest, 10 Kodicat, 12 Curious Fox
8.15
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HANDICAP (4); winner £6,469;
1m 3f.
(6 runners)
22-1 EXCEEDING POWER 28 M Bosley 7-9-9 ..... R Havlin
423- KAZAWI 256 (BF) R Charlton 4-9-7 ....... K Shoemark
629- FAST AND HOT 163 (B;C) R Hannon 5-9-5 .. R Ryan (5)
724- ARCTIC SEA 217 (C) P Cole 4-9-4 ............... L Morris
3051 SONNETIST 22 (P;D) P Evans 4-9-3............... A Kirby
5-56 GOLDEN NECTAR 14 (C) Mrs L Mongan 4-8-12.. J Fahy
Sonnetist l 99, Exceeding Power 98, Golden Nectar 97.
7-4 Kazawi, 3 Exceeding Power, 5 Arctic Sea, 6 Sonnetist, 8
Fast And Hot, 10 Golden Nectar
8.45
HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105;
1m 4f.
(11 runners)
1 (9) 6084 THAHAB IFRAJ 18 A Dunn 5-9-9.................. L Keniry
2 (6) 860/ XHALE J68 I Williams 6-9-7 ...................... S Donohoe
3 (10) /415 WALLY’S WISDOM 12 (T;CD) J Jenkins 6-9-7 K Fox
4 (3) /0-0 TAKEITFROMALADY 89 (B) D Donovan (Ire) 9-9-6 D Probert
5 (11) -450 ROY ROCKET 28 (D) J Berry 8-9-4 .............. J F Egan
6 (1) 3632 BIRD FOR LIFE 12 (P;CD) M Usher 4-9-3....... R Tate
7 (7) 0-05 MUNSARIM 28 (B;C) L Carter 11-9-1............ S Levey
8 (8) 0-10 GENERAL BROOK 44 (P;CD) J O’Shea 8-9-0.. L Morris
9 (4) -983 HONG KONG JOE 12 (E) L Richards 8-8-12. E Greatrex
10 (2) -963 GARCON DE SOLEIL 16 M Blanshard 5-8-12 .... F Berry
11 (5) 806- JOSHLEE 104 Emma Owen 4-8-12......... N Currie (5)
Roy Rocket l 99, General Brook 98, Bird For Life 97.
3 Bird For Life, 6 Wally’s Wisdom, Hong Kong Joe, 13-2
Xhale, 8 Thahab Ifraj, 10 General Brook, Garcon De Soleil
9.15
HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105;
1m 4f.
(10 runners)
1 (7) 6-11 ILEY BOY 67 (P;CD) J Gallagher 4-9-8 ......... B Curtis
2 (3) 67-0 LADOFASH J10 (P;D) C Gordon 4-9-7 ....... C Bishop
3 (5) 5970 WAROFINDEPENDENCE 13 J O’Shea 6-9-6 B Robinson (5)
4 (4) -445 FEEL THE VIBES 13 M Blanshard 4-9-4 ........ F Berry
5 (6) 45-2 LADY OF YORK 13 (D) A Bailey 4-9-3 ........ J Haynes
6 (2) 0899 PACK IT IN 28 (B) A Dunn 5-9-2 ................... L Keniry
7 (10) 4-04 SPIRITOFEDINBURGH 12 (P,T) B Powell 4-9-1 S W Kelly
8 (1) -235 HI THERE SILVER 28 M Madgwick 4-8-12 . N Currie (5)
9 (8) 387- PATENT 148 (TH) L Young 5-8-12....... N Garbutt (3)
10 (9) 53-0 SANTADELACRUZE 16 (B) J Long 9-8-12 . J F Egan
Feel The Vibes l 99, Spiritofedinburgh 98, Warofindependence 97.
9-4 Iley Boy, 3 Lady Of York, 6 Hi There Silver, 8 Feel The
Vibes, 10 Patent, Spiritofedinburgh, 14 Pack It In
EAMONN HAMES
3.30.........Gardens of Babylon
4.00 ....Forever Together (nb)
4.30...................Circling Moon
5.00 ...........................Jer’s Girl
5.30 .BRENDAN BRACKAN (nap)
6.00..........................Triple Sec
6.35 ...............Prove The Point
nTIC-TAC: L-h track of 1m 6f with a run-in of 2f. nDRAW: High favoured in sprints.
nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): A P O’Brien 103-469, J S Bolger 68-439, D K Weld
64-320, G M Lyons 23-214. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): K J Manning 64-360, S Foley
31-253, J A Heffernan 26-198, C Keane 23-237. nJACKPOT: 3-6. PLACEPOT: 1-6.
nTRAINERFAX: D K Weld won the 4.00 in 2012 and 2015. G M Lyons won the 3.30 in
2015 and 2017. J S Bolger won the 6.35 in 2012 and 2014. nLIVE ON ATR
3.30
LEOPARDSTOWN ‘CLUB 30’ MEMBERSHIP (C & G)
MAIDEN; 3-y-o; winner €8,008; 1m 2f. (8 runners)
1 (1)
ALPHA ROMERO J S Bolger 9-5........................................ K J Manning —
2 (7)
BANDUA D K Weld 9-5 ....................................................... D McDonogh —
3 (8)
273- CHRISTOPHER ROBIN 200 (BH;BF) A P O’Brien 9-5..... W M Lordan l99
4 (4)
FUTURE PROOF G M Lyons 9-5................................................ C Keane —
5 (5)
3- GARDENS OF BABYLON 164 A P O’Brien 9-5............. J A Heffernan 96
6 (2)
72- GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI 158 (T) A P O’Brien 9-5 ................. D O’Brien 95
7 (3)
400-8 TAHAN 4 (BH) Ms Sheila Lavery 9-5...................................... O J Orr (3) —
8 (6)
09- WAVEPOINT 103 G Cromwell 9-5 ......................................... G F Carroll —
BETTING: 4-5 Giuseppe Garibaldi, 4 Gardens of Babylon, 13-2 Christopher Robin
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 1 0
2017: Insayshable 9-5 C Keane 6-1 (G M Lyons) drawn 12, 12 ran.
4.00
IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF FILLIES MAIDEN; 3-y-o;
value to the winner €9,856; 1m 2f.
(9 runners)
1 (1)
7 AASLEAGH FAWN 23 G Cromwell 9-0................................ R P Whelan —
2 (8)
3386- ACTIVE APPROACH 187 J S Bolger 9-0 ...................... K J Manning l99
3 (7)
4- BROADWAY 280 (TH) A P O’Brien 9-0 .............................. W M Lordan —
4 (9)
0- DIVINE APPROACH 200 M O’Callaghan 9-0 ................ C O’Donoghue —
5 (4)
43- FOREVER TOGETHER 164 A P O’Brien 9-0................... J A Heffernan —
6 (5)
JAEGA D K Weld 9-0 ................................................................ L F Roche —
7 (6)
LURE OF THE SEA D K Weld 9-0 ...................................... D McDonogh —
8 (3)
85- QUEEN ISEULT 200 A P O’Brien 9-0 ....................................... P Beggy 97
9 (2)
SAMASTHITI W McCreery 9-0................................................ C D Hayes —
BETTING: 5-2 Forever Together, 3 Lure Of The Sea, 5 Queen Iseult, 6 Broadway
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 5 1 2 7
2017: Bengala 9-0 D McDonogh 14-1 (John Oxx) drawn 5, 9 ran.
4.30
BULMERS LIVE AT LEOPARDSTOWN HANDICAP;
winner €6,775; 1m 2f.
(18 runners)
1 (11) 741/29- BIGGER AND BETTER 161 (T;D) A J Martin 5-10-0........... O J Orr (3) 94
2 (12) 105350- MASTEROFDISCOVERY 191 Matthew J Smith 4-9-12 .... T Madden (5) 93
3 (5) 157807- STORM RANGER 131 (D) P J Flynn 6-9-12......................... C D Hayes 94
4 (16) 032145- CLAREGATE STREET 173 (D) M Halford 4-9-11........ C O’Donoghue 95
5 (1) 001216- BRITISH ART 109 (V;BF) R K Watson 6-9-9 .................... K J Manning 90
6 (10) 048201- KING CHRISTOPHE 397 (B) R K Watson 6-9-4 ............... S B Kelly (3) 95
7 (15) /00000- MISTY MILLIE J49 (T) G Donnelly 5-9-4 ................. D W O’Connor (3) 85
8 (7) 392029- CIRCLING MOON 138 (P) M Halford 4-9-3 ...................... C P Hoban l99
9 (13) 66/50-9 RABBIE THE BARD 13 (BH) P W Flynn 5-9-2......................... P Beggy 78
10 (9) 3559-48 CHALLOW 40 T G McCourt 4-9-1............................................. C Keane 98
11 (4) P05000- SHAMAR 124 (H,T;D) R K Watson 10-8-13 ................... J A Heffernan 97
12 (8) 78780- SCEALAI AONAIR 191 G Elliott 4-8-11 ........................... D McDonogh 93
13 (14) 4030-66 SUREWHYNOT 13 G Cromwell 4-8-11........................... C Heavey (10) 94
14 (6) 5506-36 NO WAY JACK 68 (P,T) Patrick Martin 6-8-8.............. K J Leonard (3) 95
15 (3) 40009-8 SONG OF THE SKY 47 (T;BF) Joseph P O’Brien 5-8-8 ... W M Lordan 92
16 (18) 01/088- DONT QUIT 162 J T Gorman 5-8-4 ................................... S P Davis (5) 90
17 (2) -745383 MULTIVIZ 18 S M Duffy 5-8-4 ......................................... M A Gallagher 94
18 (17) 000800- VITALIZED 173 (T;D) D English 6-8-4........................... A J Slattery (7) 87
BETTING: 9-2 Multiviz, 7 King Christophe, 8 British Art, Claregate Street
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5 0 3-4
2017: Ace Of Diamonds 4-9-12 P J Smullen 14-1 (D K Weld) drawn 18, 20 ran.
5.00
JJ KAVANAGH & SONS RACE; value to the winner
€11,088; 1m 6f.
(4 runners)
1 (3)
72- ADIMELO J160 (T;BF) M McNiff 8-9-5 ................................ C P Hoban 92
2 (2)
25/1- JER’S GIRL J22 G Cromwell 6-9-4 .............................. J A Heffernan l99
3 (4)
53- YUG 237 J Nash 4-9-4............................................................. L F Roche 94
4 (1)
9 MY BETTY 7 Peter Croke 10-9-0............................................ G F Carroll —
BETTING: 2-5 Jer’s Girl, 4 Yug, 6 Adimelo, 33 My Betty
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3
2017: Torcedor 5-9-5 C O’Donoghue 8-1 (Mrs J Harrington) drawn 2, 7 ran.
RACING RESULTS PLUS GREYHOUND SPs
IYESTERDAY’s meeting at
Fairyhouse was abandoned
due to a waterlogged track.
Today’s scheduled card at
Catterick and tomorrow’s at
Musselburgh have also
been called off. Wetherby
inspects today ahead of
Friday’s meeting and
Stratford’s Saturday jumps
meet is cancelled.
LINGFIELD
2.20: 1 DOTTED SWISS T Marquand
(7-2); 2 Gold Filigree (11-4 fav); 3
Warrior’s Valley (3-1). 7 ran. 3/4l; 21/2l.
R Hannon. T: £4.50; £2, £1.80. Ex:
£14.80. Trifecta: £36.50. CF: £13.15.
2.55: 1 JUNGLE INTHEBUNGLE
C Bishop (6-4 fav); 2 Lady Prancealot
(9-2); 3 Penniesfromheaven (8-1). 8 ran.
shd; 2l. M Channon. T: £2.30; £1.10, £2,
£2. Ex: £9.20. Trif: £51.50. CF: £8.84.
3.25: 1 DOWN TIME D Costello (20-1);
2 Gunner Moyne (25-1); 3 The Jungle
Vip (15-8 fav). 8 ran. hd; nk. P Midgley.
T: £25.50; £4.20, £5.10, £1.20. Ex:
£314.10. Trif: £3500.40. CF: £400.30.
3.55: 1 KEY PLAYER C Bishop (7-1);
2 Ostilio (4-5 fav); 3 Kawasir (15-8). 9
ran. 1/2l; 11/4l. Eve J-Houghton. T: £7.10;
£2, £1.10, £1.10. Ex: £20.30. Trif:
£44.40. CF: £14.37.
4.25: 1 TAVENER A Atzeni (3-1 fav); 2
Sandra’s Secret (4-1); 3 Dutiful Son
(7-2). 6 ran. 13/4l; 1l. D C Griffiths. T:
£3.20; £2.20, £1.80. Ex: £15.40.
Trifecta: £57.40. CF: £15.14.
5.00: 1 LE TORRENT T Marquand (103); 2 Multigifted (16-1); 3 Master Burbidge (9-4 fav). 9 ran. nk; 21/2l. S Dow. T:
£3.90; £1.20, £4.30, £1.10. Ex: £63.10.
Tric: £142.53. Trif: £246.50. CF: £54.02.
5.30: 1 WIDNES Darragh Keenan (4-1);
2 Karam Albaari (12-1); 3 Outofthequestion (9-4 fav). 10 ran. 1/2l; 21/4l. A
Bailey. T: £5; £1.60, £3.40, £1.40. Ex:
£39.90. Tric: £135.25. CF: £52.82.
JACKPOT: Not won, £7,058.81 c/over.
PLACEPOT: £12.90 QUADPOT: £5.70
DOG RESULTS
nCRAYFORD: 11.01 Lisnafulla Honey 5-2jt
(5-2-4 BAGS F £11.54 TC £52.35). 11.16
Sharons Bling 3-1 (1-2-3 £15.48 TC £76.75).
11.31 Ferryforth Pearl 9-2 (3-2-5 £26.58 TC
£60.33). 11.46 Jaxx What Else 5-1 (1-5-4
£50.74 TC £184.56). 12.01 Dragon Apache
5-4f (5-2-1 £6.51 TC £16.82). 12.16 Phat Lily
7-2 (4-6-3 £16.51 TC £56.84). 12.31 Corgrigg Banker 2-1f (6-1-3 £12.28 TC £28.52).
12.46 Idol Choice 6-4f (2-1-5 £4.60 TC
£0.00). 1.01 Corrough Quest 5-2f (3-6-5
£13.25 TC £53.24). 1.16 Tip Top Alesha 2-1f
(3-1-2 £18.26 TC £64.66). 1.31 Freeky Bug
9-2 (3-6-1 £18.48 TC £43.97). 1.49 Bill The
Ranger 5-2 and Droopys Nuka 6-1 DH 1st (36-1 £9.98 TC £39.02, 3-6-1 £9.98 TC
TOM PEPPER
3.30 .........Giuseppe Garibaldi
4.00..........................Broadway
4.30 ....................No Way Jack
5.00 .............................Adimelo
5.30.................Larchmont Lad
6.00 .......................Bronze Age
6.35......................Harry Speed
£39.02). Placer (1-6) £342.00, (7-12) £58.80.
nKINSLEY: 11.11 Ulster Ypres 3-1 (5-1-4
BAGS F £14.53 TC £42.15). 11.28 Drumleen
Cait 7-4f (2-5-1 £12.28 TC £43.58). 11.42
Cliffs of Moher 9-4f (6-2-5 £14.45 TC
£39.80). 11.57 Enigmatic Eel 5-2 (2-3-5
£9.69 TC £25.87). 12.12 Old Fort Tatts 5-1
(3-6-5 £34.90 TC £128.08). 12.27 Slaneyside
Ultan 9-4f (3-4-1 £10.22 TC £35.52). 12.42
Shanty Scorpion 9-2 (6-5-4 £16.36 TC
£53.32). 12.58 Picture Women 9-4f (4-2-1
£13.22 TC £39.32). 1.12 Bumblebee Mia 3-1
(1-4-5 £18.51 TC £47.22). 1.27 Straight Flush
5-2 (3-2-6 £17.26 TC £60.15). 1.44 Grannys
Zebo 11-4 (6-4-2 £24.09 TC £66.44). 1.58
Positiveapproach 4-1 (6-2-1 £19.69 TC
£73.85). Placer (1-6) £64.10, (7-12) £135.00.
nNOTTINGHAM: 11.03 Old Time Melody 74f (2-4-6 BAGS F £10.29 TC £20.92). 11.19
Alfies Bomber 2-1f (6-4-1 £10.74 TC
£27.92). 11.34 Three In Heaven 5-2jt (3-2-1
£12.84 TC £41.78). 11.48 Slip The Gears 51 (6-5-4 £29.83 TC £67.22). 12.04 Sandyhill
Sophie 4-1 (1-4-3 £26.81 TC £74.33). 12.18
Tuftys Angel 5-2 (2-4-1 £10.55 TC £35.23).
12.32 Ardfhearta Star 4-1 (5-6-2 £18.98 TC
£52.26). 12.47 Calling Tyler Evensf (3-1-2
£6.08 TC £14.89). 1.04 Slaneyside Nancy
3-1 (6-4-1 £17.95 TC £37.83). 1.19 Race
Void. 1.33 Calling Chris 9-4f (2-3-1 £13.65
TC £36.78). 1.51 Salacres Everest Evensf
(6-2-4 £5.63 TC £13.63). Placer (1-6)
£153.00, (7-12) £21.40.
nSUNDERLAND: 2.08 Slatta Gibbs 7-2 (5-6-2
BAGS F £19.00 TC £78.34). 2.27 Crosshill
Smarty 7-2 (6-1-4 £25.15 TC £68.03). 2.47 Im
Teddy Too 10-1 (6-5-4 £54.37 TC £155.93).
3.07 Dreams of Havana 2-1 (5-3-2 £6.81 TC
£14.94). 3.28 Ferryforth Pippa 4-1 (5-6-1
£16.17 TC £45.54). 3.48 Howsyourcow 9-4f
(5-1-4 £11.51 TC £26.89). 4.08 Lisneal Swift
6-1 (5-6-4 £27.88 TC £53.63). 4.27 Ryecroft
Leo 2-1jt (6-3-2 £15.62 TC £63.01). 4.47
Autumn Blanche 5-1 (5-1-3 £50.83 TC
£128.08). 5.07 Tommys Lord 4-1 (6-3-5
£43.50 TC £112.66). 5.22 Millbank Gem 5-2
(6-4-2 £14.36 TC £71.67). 5.38 Littleton
Duke 7-2 (2-4-6 £35.23 TC £84.49). 5.56 Pity
Me Puma 5-2 (1-5-3 £19.71 TC £80.34). 6.11
Kittys Cottage 4-1 (5-6-2 £23.90 TC £80.91).
Placer (1-6) £215.00, (9-14) £2101.00.
nPOOLE: 6.48 Loggies Keady 6-4f (4-2-3
BAGS F £6.16 TC £17.71). 7.06 Loggies
Rocky 6-4 (1-6-3 £3.47 TC £9.00). 7.22
Ballinclare Solo 4-1 (4-6-5 £15.61 TC £32.86).
7.37 Clares Kyletaun 6-1 (6-3-1 £63.16 TC
£147.15). 7.52 Fernhill Rex 5-1 (2-3-5 £99.88
TC £208.47). 8.07 Charles-field Von 3-1 (6-3-2
£7.27 TC £18.57). 8.22 Clash 11-4 (4-5-3
£34.54 TC £58.37). 8.37 Southern Sound 5-2
(5-6-3 £18.00 TC £53.35)). 8.51 Drumcrow
Darcy 1-1 (4-1-5 £10.78 TC £50.65).
nSHEFFIELD: 6.22 Coney Cassius 4-5f (63-5 BAGS F £7.31 TC £18.48). 6.38 Serious
Hangover 5-2 (4-1-2 £17.16 TC £45.52).
6.56 Sherlock 7-2 (4-2-1 £14.53 TC £29.82).
7.11 Lamorna Organic 7-1 (4-6-1 £53.53 TC
£153.24). 7.26 Affane Party 4-9f (1-4-5
£3.79 TC £9.31). 7.42 Gurtnacrehy Theo
14-1 (3-1-5 £47.52 TC £161.08). 7.58
Ballymac Sexton Evensf (3-4-6 £13.97 TC
£41.05). 8.13 Airfield Penny 11-4 (6-5-3
£16.06 TC £89.26). 8.28 Lightfoot Caesar
4-7f (3-6-5 £5.09 TC £0.00). 8.43 Robys
Rascal 2-5 (2-6-1 £4.73 TC £14.23).
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
45
GOING: HEAVY
5.30
HERITAGE STAKES (LISTED); value to the winner
€26,550; 1m.
(7 runners)
1 (7) 131461- BRENDAN BRACKAN 172 (CD) G M Lyons 9-9-8 .............. C Keane l99
2 (5) 31446-0 CANARY ROW 10 (V;D) P J Prendergast 8-9-8................. R P Whelan 80
3 (4) 152510- TEXAS ROCK 158 (P;D) M C Grassick 7-9-8 ................... W M Lordan 96
4 (2) 92403D- LARCHMONT LAD 158 D O’Meara (UK) 4-9-5.................. D Tudhope 88
5 (3) 31526-5 ONENIGHTIDREAMED 10 (B;CD) J A Stack 7-9-5............. C D Hayes 95
6 (1) 31214-4 PINCHECK 10 (CD) Mrs J Harrington 4-9-5 ................. C O’Donoghue 86
7 (6) 51134-2 PANSTARR 10 J S Bolger 4-9-0........................................ K J Manning 96
BETTING: 9-4 Brendan Brackan, 5-2 Larchmont Lad, 4 Panstarr, 6 Onenightidreamed, 7 Texas Rock, 10 Pincheck, 12 Canary Row
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3
2017: Rose De Pierre 4-9-3 P J Smullen 11-4 (D K Weld) drawn 4, 8 ran.
FORM
den and dropped to 11th 2f out, no
BRENDAN BRACKAN (9-10) 3-1 fav
impression, 13th (btn 19l) (20 ran)
mid-division, headway on outer and
(Naas 1m hcap €59,000 heavy).
ridden to challenge under 2f out, led
1f out, kept on well and asserted LARCHMONT LAD (9-5) 8-1 soon led
and disputed, attempted to assert 2f
final 100 yards, bt ONENIGHTout and soon went on, reduced lead
IDREAMED (9-7) 9-2 slowly into
inside final furlong, veered right
stride, soon mid-division, ridden and
close home, just held on, demoted
headway to dispute under 2f out,
to 2nd, bt Making Light (9-0) ns,
headed 1f out, no impression, 13/4l
then disqualified ONENIGHTPINCHECK (9-4) 4-1 tracked leadIDREAMED (9-7) 7-1 soon raced in
ers, 2nd halfway, pushed along to
8th, not clear run from 2f out,
challenge 2f out, ridden 1f out, no
switched right and kept on without
impression, 4th (btn 5l) CANARY
threatening inside final furlong, 6th
ROW (9-10) 16-1 rear, never a fac(btn 41/4l) TEXAS ROCK (9-10) 16-1
tor, pushed along straight and no
1
soon
tracked leaders in 3rd, no
impression 1 / 2 f out, one pace
1
extra from under 2f out, last (btn
inside final furlong, 6th (btn 7 /2l) (10
16l) (Leopardstown 7f Listed (1)
ran) (Cork 1m Listed €25,642 soft).
€26,782 yielding).
PINCHECK (9-6) 8-1 chased leaders,
ridden in 3rd 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept PANSTARR (9-11) 13-2 chased leader
in 2nd, improved to lead 3f out, ridon same pace final furlong, 4th of
den 2f out, joined over 1f out, soon
20 (btn 6l) to On The Go Again (9-2)
strongly pressed, headed inside
ONENIGHTIDREAMED (9-12) 14-1
final furlong, kept on same pace
rear, progress straight, ridden in 8th
close home, btn 1/2l by Making Light
2f out, went 5th 1f out, kept on final
(9-11) (7 ran) (Naas 1m Grp 3 (1)
furlong, 5th (btn 6 1 / 2 l) CANARY
€45,725
soft to heavy).
ROW (9-1) 28-1 chased leaders, rid-
6.00
LEOPARDSTOWN SUMMER PASS HANDICAP; 3-y-o;
value to the winner €7,392; 7f.
(14 runners)
1 (4) 10276-5 SEBASTIANO RICCI 10 (D) Joseph P O’Brien 9-10 ............ D O’Brien 97
2 (6) 4118-65 FANCY DRESSER 54 (BH;D) Andrew McNamara 9-8.... J A Heffernan 85
3 (8) 43024- ITS MY TURN 150 Mrs J Harrington 9-8 ...................... C O’Donoghue 95
4 (10) 331369- MY SILVER NAILS 158 (H) Michael Mulvany 9-6 ............... G F Carroll 98
5 (13) 633510- BEACH WEDDING 171 (D) J P Murtagh 9-5 .................. R Coakley (3) 97
6 (11) 06415- TRIPLE SEC 182 (D) P J Prendergast 9-2 ......................... R P Whelan 97
7 (7) 94225- BRONZE AGE 150 K J Condon 8-13 ......................................... S Foley 92
8 (9) 86494-9 LADY GODIVA 26 (T) Joseph P O’Brien 8-13 .................. W M Lordan 92
9 (5)
9277- CLUELESS HILL 150 L Comer 8-12.................................. C D Hayes l99
10 (2)
0-54 ROCK ON SEAMIE 54 R Hackett 8-11 ............................. S P Davis (5) 88
11 (14) 9360- SAGITTARIUS RISING 150 C Farrell 8-10 ................... D E Sheehy (5) 94
12 (12)
067- ART OF AMERICA 150 N Meade 8-9.............................. D McDonogh 91
13 (3) 88951-2 RINCE DEIREANACH 4 J S Bolger 8-9 ............................ K J Manning 96
14 (1)
05-0 SCORPION BLACK 10 (VH) D K Weld 8-8 .......................... L F Roche 97
BETTING: 7-2 Rince Deireanach, 5 Bronze Age, 8 Scorpion Black, Its My Turn,
Triple Sec, 10 Sebastiano Ricci, Beach Wedding, Art Of America
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
6.35
SPIN 1038 FINALE HANDICAP (50-80); value to the
winner €8,316; 7f.
(9 runners)
1 (4) 221318- NOTHING TO LOSE 247 (BF,D) J McConnell 4-9-12..... R P Downey (3) 93
2 (1) 015/90- WEXFORD OPERA 145 (D) J S Bolger 8-9-10................. K J Manning 85
3 (9) 022570- TRIBAL PATH 166 (HH;CD) W McCreery 8-9-9............... N Crosse (7) 98
4 (3) 91-5924 MOKHALAD 19 (D) D English 5-9-6 .................................. S B Kelly (3) 88
5 (7) 0789-50 DINKUM DIAMOND 26 (D) Andrew Slattery 10-9-5 .... A J Slattery (7) 91
6 (6) 87-1846 PROVE THE POINT 19 (H,T;C,D) Michael Mulvany 5-9-2 ........ G F Carroll l99
7 (2) 820000/ DOUBLE CZECH 467 T G McCourt 7-8-11........................ K Kenny (7) 72
8 (8) 128525- HARRY SPEED 150 (T;D) G Donnelly 5-8-9 ..................... W M Lordan 97
9 (5) 61-8260 SECRET MEMORIES 7 (T;D) Miss Brown 4-8-9 ......... N G McCullagh 96
BETTING: 3 Mokhalad, 4 Harry Speed, 5 Nothing To Lose, 7 Tribal Path, 8 Prove
The Point, Secret Memories, 10 Wexford Opera, 12 Dinkum Diamond
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 6 4 4 3
2017: Beechmount Whisper 5-9-8 G P Halpin 8-1 (P J Prendergast) drawn 1, 18 ran.
#
TEMPLEGATE’S TOP TIPS
KAZAWI (nap) should thrive for the switch to the
all-weather in Kempton’s 8.15. He’s a brother to
top-class Al Kazeem and his pedigree also suggests
today’s surface will be to his liking. He sowed promise
in maidens last summer and he has his first run since
being gelded. With trainer Roger Charlton in good form
he has lots in his favour.
SWEET SYMPHONY (4.15 Lingfield, nb) is ready for
the step up to a mile. He ran well on his handicap
debut over seven furlongs last time and Andrea Atzeni
takes over from an apprentice.
GLEAMING SUN (4.25 Southwell, treble) chased
home in-form Monks Stand over today’s course
and distance last week. A repeat of that effort should
be good enough.
#
#
WAY
EACH-WAY THIEF
HAVE an e-way double at Kempton.
SWIFT FOX (5.45) got his head in front
last time and the step up in trip should
not be a problem. Pair him with NEW
ORLEANS (7.15) who looks progressive.
46 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
1GM
CRICKETT ENGLAND AGONY
JOE ROOT ended the longest
winter for 55 years literally on his
knees, presiding over a record that
is unwelcome and embarrassing.
WARNER . . . tears
SOB
From Back Page
the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
But as the Aussies
lost by 492 runs for a
3-1 series defeat, the
Australian Cricketers’
Association demanded
the suspensions be cut
after the trio sobbed
during public apologies.
ACA chief Greg Dyer
said: “Their distressed
faces sent a message
across the world as
effective
as
any
sanctions could.
“Australia cried with
Steve Smith — I
certainly did.
“We ask for this
extraordinary contrition
to be taken into account
by Cricket Australia.
“We believe the bans
are disproportionate.”
From JOHN ETHERIDGE in Christchurch
29.82. All other bowlers have 34 at 72.85
apiece. Root said: “The winter has been
very disappointing in terms of results.
“We’ve been more adaptable in this match
More than 150 days since England and
had more options with the ball and been
arrived in Australia, this seemingly better with the bat, too.
endless tour finished with another dose
“If we can keep that mentality and go about
of disappointment and frustration.
things
as
we
have
this
week,
we’ll
England’s failure to bowl out New Zealand create more chances of winning games.
on the final day of the Second Test means
“Hopefully we can build on this and have a
they have now gone 13 overseas Tests without successful summer.
a win.
“There is no negativity around the group.
That represents their worst-ever sequence of There will be a lot of frustrated people at
results on their travels, surpassing the 12 home because of our results and there’s a lot
winless Tests they played either side of World of frustration in the side.
War Two.
“We’ve not performed to our
England have also lost ten of
ability or got the results we
ENGLAND’S WORST WINLESS
those 13. It is a terrible record.
wanted.
In the closing overs here AWAY RUNS SINCE WORLD WAR II
“But we will continue working
LAST GAME TESTS hard, pushing ourselves and
yesterday,
Root
and
Mark FIRST GAME
Stoneman
took
to
kneeling Oct 28, 2016
Still running
13 trying to find a formula that
down — rather than crouching
works for us abroad.
on their feet — while fielding a Feb 13, 1981 Jan 30, 1982 11
“The guys in the shirt must
Dec 30, 1972 Mar 22, 1974 11 prove to everyone that they are
few yards from the bat.
As a metaphor for England’s Dec 13, 2012 Apr 13, 2015 10 international players.
winter of discontent, little could
“We’ve seen some good stuff
be more appropriate than the Nov 29, 1946 Mar 27, 1948 10 from the likes of Mark Stoneskipper on his knees.
man and James Vince — they
As if the tour was not lengthy enough — the are talented players capable of special things.
longest since 1962-63 — the players must stay
“It’s up to them to prove it at county level.
in New Zealand for an extra day because If they get another opportunity at the start of
their flight out of the country today has been the summer, they must take it and keep
CANCELLED.
working as they have been this winter.”
Root reckoned England could not have tried
Broad became only the fourth man to
anything else to dislodge New Zealand’s take wickets with the first two balls of a
batsmen, although four dropped catches day in Test cricket when he removed Jeet
was probably the difference between victory Raval and Kane Williamson.
and a draw.
England had four wickets before the
The truth is England have serious doubts first drinks break but stout resistance
over four of their batsmen — Alastair Cook, allowed the Kiwis to hang on for a draw
Mark Stoneman, James Vince and Dawid with eight wickets down.
Malan — while their bowling remains massively
Anderson became the most prolific
reliant on Stuart Broad and James Anderson. quickie delivery-wise in Test history,
In seven Tests this winter, Broad and surpassing the record of 5003.1 overs
Anderson have 47 wickets at an average of bowled by West Indies’ Courtney Walsh.
On
our
knees
JOE’S WINTER OF
WOE AT AN END
FRUSTRATION . . .
Root in disbelief
as England draw
!
3 WINNERS FROM THIS WINTER
DAWID MALAN hit
a
fine
century
against Australia in the
Third Ashes Test in
Perth. Only skipper Joe
Root made more runs in
seven Tests.
!
$
JAMES ANDERSON
proved that, even at
35, he remains far and
away England’s best and
most skilful bowler.
He is irreplaceable at
the moment.
%
JONNY
BAIRSTOW
grabbed two Test
centuries — plus two in
one-day cricket — and
is now a world-class
performer. He also kept
wicket superbly.
3 LOSERS FROM THIS WINTER
ALL-ROUNDER Ben
Stokes missed The
Ashes after his arrest in
Bristol and then a back
injury meant he could
hardly bowl in the New
Zealand Tests.
$
MOEEN ALI was
dropped after six
miserable and unproductive Tests. He might have
to wait to get back
after
Jack
Leach’s
encouraging debut.
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ALASTAIR
COOK
made just one ton
in seven Tests (OK, it
was a double century)
and we are starting to
wonder how much he
has left in the tank.
COOKY STILL MY NO 1
From JOHN ETHERIDGE
UNDER-FIRE Alastair Cook will be
England’s opening batsman this
Pakistan and India. He said:
summer, says captain Joe Root. “People will always ask questions
Ex-skipper Cook (right) endured
his worst-ever series in the defeat
to New Zealand — scoring just 23
RUNS in four innings.
Critics are questioning whether
Cooky retains the desire and skill
to
extend
his
record-breaking
England career much longer.
But Root, 27, is convinced the
man he succeeded will respond
with the bat in seven Tests against
of him and he’ll always answer
with match-winning displays.
“I’ll not be surprised if those
questions keep coming and
he answers with a big score.
“I expect him to open for
us in the First Test of the
summer against Pakistan.”
Cook has passed 50 just
twice in 21 Test knocks —
both double-centuries.
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FOOTBALL
RUGBY UNION
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Quarter-final, 1st Legs
JUVENTUS (0) 0 R MADRID
(1) 3
Att: 40,849
Ronaldo 3, 64
Marcelo 72
PRINCIPALITY BUILDING SOCIETY
PREMIERSHIP: 2nd Phase - Bridgend
21 Neath 15; Newport 26 Swansea 21.
SEVILLA
Sarabia 32
Att: 40,635
(1) 1
B MUNICH
(1) 2
Navas (og) 37
Thiago 68
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
ASTON VILLA (0) 3 READING
Bjarnason 46
Att: 29,223
Hourihane 63
Hogan 70
(0) 0
BOLTON
Att: 21,097
(0) 0
BIRMINGHAM (1) 1
Jutkiewicz 41
FULHAM
McDonald 33
Mitrovic 63
(1) 2
LEEDS
Att: 21,538
WOLVES
Jota 18 (pen)
Buur 83
(1) 2
HULL
(1) 2
Meyler 37 (pen)
Bennett (og) 78
Att: 29,718
(0) 0
(For Championship table
— See Goals Page 5)
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BURY
(0) 0 ROCHDALE (2) 2
Att: 4,628
Delaney 30
Henderson 43
(For League One table
— See Goals Page 7)
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP
HIBERNIAN (1) 3 HAMILTON
Kamberi 17, 63, 85
Ogboe 9
Att: 15,818
(1) 1
MOTHERWELL(0) 0
Att: 4,127
ABERDEEN
Arnason 65
McLean 68
(0) 2
ROSS CO
(2) 4
Schalk 35, 56, 72
Draper 41
PARTICK
Att: 3,944
(0) 0
P
Celtic...............31
Aberdeen........32
Rangers...........32
Hibernian........32
Kilmarnock.....31
Hearts.............32
Motherwell.... 32
St Johnstone..32
Hamilton.........31
Dundee............31
Ross County...32
Partick............32
D
8
5
5
10
10
13
7
7
6
5
7
7
W
21
19
18
16
13
10
10
10
8
8
6
6
L
2
8
9
6
8
9
15
15
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19
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62
50
63
48
42
33
36
32
41
31
37
26
A
20
34
38
34
38
30
43
47
56
49
56
56
Pts
71
62
59
58
49
43
37
37
30
29
25
25
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Dundee
Utd 2 Dumbarton 0; Dunfermline 1 Livingston 0; Inverness CT 4 Brechin 0; Queen of
South 2 Falkirk 2.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO: Off Berwick v Stenhousemuir; Cowdenbeath v
Montrose (due to waterlogged pitches).
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Barrow 1 AFC Fylde 3.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Stockport County 3 Tamworth 2.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Billericay 2 Tonbridge
Angels 1.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Buxton 2 Matlock Town 3; Stalybridge Celtic
2 Ashton Utd 2.
SNOOKER
CHINA OPEN (Beijing): 1st Rd - F O’Brien
bt S Maguire 6-5; Y Bingtao (Chn) bt K Maflin
(Nor) 6-5; J Higgins bt M O’Donnell 6-2;
Z Yuelong (Chn) bt C Zhe (Chn) 6-2; G Dott
bt M Joyce 6-2; B Hawkins bt S Baird 6-3;
M Selby bt S Donaldson 6-4; M King bt P Ebdon
6-5; K Wilson bt A Higginson 6-3; X Guodong
(Chn) bt J Robertson 6-5; N Robertson (Aus)
bt R Williams 6-3; M White bt P Davison 6-5;
D Jones bt L Wenbo (Chn) 6-5; M Holt bt
M Davis 6-4; D Junhui (Chn) bt C Steadman
6-4; C Wakelin bt S Murphy 6-0; D Gilbert bt
M Dunn 6-3; L Honghao (Chn) bt A McGill
6-4; T Ford bt Y Sijun (Chn) 6-2; E Slessor bt
R O’Sullivan 6-2.
CRICKET
MCC UNIVERSITY MATCHES
(Final day of 3)
GLOUCESTERSHIRE v CARDIFF MCCU
Bristol - Gloucestershire 359-5 dec (Howell
89, Roderick 85 ret no, Van Buuren 52;
Evans 4-53) & 140-2 (Hankins 54 no) v Cardiff
MCCU 101 (Taylor 5-15). Gloucestershire
drew with Cardiff MCCU.
KENT v OXFORD MCCU
Canterbury - No play yesterday due to a
wet outfield. Kent 100-3 v Oxford MCCU.
Oxford MCCU drew with Kent.
SUSSEX v LOUGHBOROUGH MCCU
Hove - Sussex 337-7 dec (Brown 119 no,
Finch 80, Beer 50 no) v Loughborough MCCU
99 (Robinson 7-23) & 71-2. Sussex drew
with Loughborough MCCU.
WARWICKSHIRE v DURHAM MCCU
Edgbaston - No play yesterday due to
rain. Warwickshire 299-4 dec (Trott 111 no,
Bell 100, Hose 68) v Durham MCCU 35-1.
Warwickshire drew with Durham
MCCU.
FOURTH TEST MATCH (Johannesburg):
Final day of 5 - South Africa 488 (Markram 152, Bavuma 95 no, De Villiers 69;
Cummins 5-83) & 344-6 dec (Du Plessis 120,
Elgar 81; Cummins 4-58) v Australia 221
(Paine 62, Khawaja 53, Cummins 50) & 119
(Philander 6-21). South Africa bt
Australia by 492 runs.
THIRD TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL
(Karachi) - West Indies 153-6 (Fletcher 52) v
Pakistan 154-2 (Babar Azam 51). Pakistan
bt West Indies by 8 wkts.
TENNIS
WTA ABIERTO GNP SEGUROS (Monterrey, Mexico): 1st Rd - A Bogdan (Rom) bt
V Rodriguez (Mex) 4-6 6-4 7-6; S Vickery (US)
bt I Falconi (US) 6-1 6-4; A Tomljanovic (Aus)
bt A K Schmiedlova (Svk) 4-6 6-1 7-6; L Tsurenko (Ukr) bt N Hibino (Jpn) 6-7 6-4 6-4;
M Rybarikova (Svk) bt R Ozaki (Jpn) 6-4 6-3;
J Fett (Cro) bt V Grammatikopoulou (Gre) 6-0
6-2; N Broady bt C Zhao (Can) 6-3 6-7 6-2;
A Blinkova (Rus) bt R Peterson (Swe) 7-6 5-7
6-4; S Voegele (Swi) bt D Jakupovic (Slo) 6-3
6-4; S Sorribes Tormo (Spa) bt T Martincova
(Cze) 6-1 7-5; A S Sanchez (Mex) bt U M Arconada (US) 6-3 4-6 6-4.
WTA VOLVO CAR OPEN (Charleston,
South Carolina, USA): 1st Rd - C Dolehide
(US) bt J Larsson (Swe) 5-7 6-0 6-4; A Barty
(Aus) bt S Kenin (US) 6-3 6-2; C Liu (US) bt
M Linette (Pol) 1-6 6-3 6-3; T Townsend (US)
bt H Watson 6-3 6-4; K Ahn (US) bt S Stosur
(Aus) 6-2 6-4; L Arruabarrena (Spa) bt B Haddid
Maia (Bra) 4-6 7-6 1-0 ret; E Vesnina (Rus) bt
M Brengle (US) 6-3 2-6 6-2; I-C Begu (Rom)
bt G Garcia Perez (Spa) 6-3 6-4; S Errani (Ita)
bt E Bouchard (Can) 6-4 6-4; T Maria (Ger) bt
L Davis (US) 6-3 6-0; C Garcia (Fra) bt V Lepchenko (US) 6-2 6-3; Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) bt
K Siniakova (Cze) 6-4 6-1.
THE MASTERS
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
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‘LOVE LETTERS’ HELPED SERGIO WIN
SERGIO GARCIA’S Masters
triumph was inspired by
handwritten
letters
of
support from family and
fellow Spanish sporting
icons Rafa Nadal and Raul.
Garcia’s
partner
Angela
dreamed up the idea of getting the player’s nearest and
dearest
to
write
to
him
explaining why they loved
him and why they believed he
could win at Augusta.
So, as well as notes from
his loved ones, tennis
legend Nadal, Real
Madrid superstar
Raul
and
double
Masters
champion
Jose Maria
By DAVID
FACEY
at AUGUSTA
Olazabal all helped push the
European
Ryder
Cup
ace
towards his maiden Major
victory last year.
Angela, who wed Garcia
three months after his Augusta
breakthrough, explained: “As
we looked ahead to The Masters last year there was something about that week that
felt right — and getting his
friends and family to send
him those letters felt like
something I wanted to do.
“So I wrote to as many
people as I could a few
REIGN IN SPAIN . . .
2017 champ Garcia and
double Masters winner
Olazabal yesterday
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weeks in advance. I said,
‘Write whatever you want to
Sergio but maybe include why
you love him and why you
know he can win this event’.”
As the replies started to
drop, Angela also dotted the
couple’s rental home with
famous motivational quotes.
She
added:
“The
letters
came pouring in.
“The notes were incredible. I
was crying reading them.”
Garcia was equally moved
when Angela handed him his
big pile of ‘love letters’.
The
current
world
No 9
ended up in tears and said he
was
determined
to
justify his
loved
ones’
faith
in
him. Garcia, 38, said: “They
were extremely special. They
were proper letters, ten or 15
pages, all of them.
“There were so many amazing things in them, so many
encouraging words.
“The one from Jose Maria
really touched my heart.
“He said, ‘I’m not sharing
my locker in the Champions
Locker room at the moment
and I hope that I get to do it
with you’.”
Olazabal, 52, who won The
Masters in 1994 and 1999, got
his wish.
The two Spaniards now
share the former Ryder Cup
captain’s locker, with Olly
grinning:
“I
didn’t
mind
making
space
for
one
more
Green Jacket.”
Garcia revealed
Angela did not
have to get her
pen
out
this
year, because the
NADAL
sight
of
their
new-born daughter,
Azalea,
always puts him
in the perfect
frame of mind.
He
added:
“Angela gets to
bring our beautiful Azalea to
me every mornRAUL
ing to make sure
that I give her a kiss. That’s
more than enough.”
As well as little Azalea,
Angela found another way to
her man’s heart with a homemade dessert which Garcia
included in his Champions
Dinner last night.
Served to all former Masters
winners,
Garcia’s
menu
included a traditional Spanish
lobster rice meal — plus
Angela’s special cake.
Garcia explained: “It’s my
favourite dessert, Tres Leches
cake. It’s amazing. I hope
everyone enjoys it.”
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RAHM . . . ambitious
Rahm to
consider
options
From DAVID FACEY
JON RAHM has been in
The Masters only once but
he
can
already
see
50,000 different ways to
play Augusta.
The Spanish world No 3
finished in a share of 27th
place on his Masters
debut last year.
He said: “I was proud of
how well I played because
the conditions were really
tough and Augusta is like
no other course we play.
“If you think there are
5,000 ways to play most
courses you come here
and realise there are
probably 50,000 different
ways to play this one.
“You just have to look
at the guys who have won
here in the past 20 years
— guys who hit it straight
like Sergio Garcia last
year, or Zach Johnson.
“And then you have guys
who are not known for
hitting it straight, like
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson.
And
Seve
Ballesteros
going further back.”
Rahm, 23, finished last
year by winning the DP
World Tour Championship
and would have become
world No 1 if he had
retained
his
Farmers
Insurance title in January.
He added: “It seemed
almost unreal that I would
have a chance to become
world No 1 so quickly.
“It is an ambition of
mine, but the immediate
target is to play great
here and put myself in
contention on Sunday.”
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McILROY HAS
FOUR!
Stats show that’s where
Rory sits in the list of
all-time Augusta greats
RORY McILROY was stunned
to learn he has the fourth
best scoring average of all
time at The Masters — but no
Green Jacket to show for it.
But the four-time Major champ
sees that as further proof that
he has the game to conquer
Augusta and seal a cherished
career Grand Slam.
McIlroy, 28, is in good company as
a champion-in-waiting.
Another former world No 1 Jason
Day — who has finished second and
third here in the past — and Justin
Rose, runner-up for the second time
From DAVID
FACEY
last year, also feature in the six best
scorers around Augusta alongside
former winners Tiger Woods, Phil
Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus.
McIlory’s best performance in nine
previous visits was fourth three years
ago, although he has made the top
ten on his last four visits.
He looked a certain winner when
he took a four-shot lead into the final
round in 2011, only to crumble on the
back nine.
But he dismissed those failures,
insisting he is excited about his
prospects of putting the record
straight this week.
McIlroy said: “I didn’t know my
scoring average was that good but,
yeah, I play well here. I just haven't
played well enough!
“That one year back in 2011 where
I had a great chance and didn’t
finish it off, but I’ve played well since
then. I love it here. I enjoy playing
the golf course.
“Maybe I’ve got off to a couple of
slow starts over the past few years,
for instance, and I played my last 45
holes in 2015 in 15 under par.
“So it was just that slow start that
held me back there. Maybe if I can
get off to a bit of a better start, then
I'll be right there in contention.
“But it's nice to know that I play
the golf course just about as well as
anyone. Hopefully this is my week
and I can get myself in there and
grab it with both hands.
“It doesn't feel like it is my tenth
Masters, that's for sure.
“It’s gone very quickly but I’m
excited to be back here.
“This has become the real start of
the golf season for the casual golf
fan. Obviously we have been playing
quite a bit before this but it’s really
when all the eyes of the world are on
our game for the week.
“I feel like I'm coming in here in
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THE GAME FOR GLORY
ROR DEAL . . . McIlroy has an impressive
record at Augusta but is yet to win there
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Alan Brazil discusses
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10am: JIM WHITE
The man-in-the-know
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1pm: H&J
Paul Hawksbee and
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BEST SCORING AVERAGES
AT THE MASTERS
(Number of rounds in brackets)
1 Tiger Woods
2 Phil Mickelson
3 Jason Day
4 RORY McILROY
5 Justin Rose
6 Jack Nicklaus
great form and am excited to have
another chance to try to win this
great tournament.
“I feel like I couldn’t come in here
with better form. It was great to get
a win a couple of weeks ago and
hopefully I can just carry that golf
forward for the next few days.
“I feel as prepared as I ever have
and I’m just itching to hit that first
tee shot on Thursday afternoon.”
McIlroy admits he has previously
let the prospect of becoming only the
sixth player to complete the Grand
Slam weigh on his shoulders.
But not this time. He added: “I’m
an avid fan of the history of the
game — I know what a win here
would mean and where that would
put me in history alongside some of
the greatest that have ever played
this game.
“That would mean an awful lot to
me. But have I to try to clear my
head of that, go out and play good
golf — hit good shot after good shot,
have good course management and
hole putts.
“If you do that enough times, hopefully that score on Sunday evening is
the lowest out of all 87 competitors
who are here and you walk away
7pm: KICK OFF
Mark Saggers hosts
Liverpool
against
Manchester City in
the
Champions
League before Andy
Goldstein’s phone-in.
70.86 (65)
71.24 (65)
71.56 (25)
71.82 (34)
71.83 (67)
71.98 (163)
with something that you’ll have for
the rest of your life.
“But until the final putt goes in,
I’m just thinking less about it, not
trying as hard to force things, being
a little more instinctive and reactive.
“That’s something you need to do
very well here at Augusta, especially
on these greens.
“I feel like I found something with
my putting over the past few weeks
and in good time, because obviously
you need to putt very well on these
greens, and I feel as good as I have
with the putter for quite a while.
“If you can feel comfortable on
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these greens, you can be comfortable
on any greens.
“I’ve played 90 holes in practice but
that includes a couple of rounds last
week, so I’m ready but not tired from
working too hard.
“I always try to be as well prepared
as I possibly can be for each and
every golf tournament I play.
“But this week I feel like everything has been coming together very
nicely.
“With all of the good things that I
have seen in my competitive play —
and in my practice and my preparation — hopefully I can put all of that
to good work at Augusta over the
next few days.”
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Woods just ‘like
Muhammad Ali’
From DAVID FACEY
ERNIE ELS says the new generation
need Tiger Woods back in the winning
circle — because it is like fighting
Muhammad Ali!
Els, 48, suffered more than most at the
hands of Woods when he was winning his
14 Majors between 1997 and 2008.
The South African managed four himself
— but reckons he might have
doubled that number if Woods,
42, had not been dominating golf.
Els (left) said: “Looking at these
young kids, they’re good players
but they need to experience
battling with Tiger.
“You’re
going
to
feel
better about yourself — it’s
like you’ve fought Muhammad Ali
and felt what it was like.
“I’m not taking anything away
from the youngsters but they need
to experience Tiger on the prowl.
“It will give them something to
feel and experience also.
“He brings all the elements you
need to really experience of sport
being played at the highest level.
“Tiger is just the epitome of
our sport.”
SHOCK
From Back Page
hitting speeds I hit in my prime.
And that is the shocking thing.
“I went from a person who
really had a hard time getting
up and walking around to now
swinging a club at 129mph.
“I didn’t think I would ever
reach north of 120mph —
and I’m cruising at 120.
“So that is very exciting,
because I know that if I can
maintain this, I can play out
here for a very long time.
“I don’t know if anyone
who has had a lower-back
fusion can swing the
club as fast as I can.
That’s incredible.
“Some of the guys
here have even told
me, ‘I need to fuse
my back so I can hit
it harder!’ But no,
you don’t want to
go through that.
“That is a miracle, isn’t it? It is
crazy.”
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glory — P48, 49
FIST-BUMP . . . Phil Mickelson and
Tiger Woods enjoy their surprise
Augusta practice round together
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DUO’S
DUO S FEUD
Hole
lotta
love
PHIL N’ TIGER ARE
BEST PALS AT LAST
From DAVID FACEY at Augusta
TIGER WOODS proved he really is a
changed man by ending his longrunning feud with Phil Mickelson.
The
American
multiple
Major
winners have been the worst of
enemies for most of their careers.
But they practised together for the
first time away from team events at
Augusta yesterday, high-fiving each other
as they teamed up to beat playing partners Fred Couples and Thomas Pieters.
Woods even poked fun at the full
length shirt Mickelson wore, saying: “I
gave Phil some grief about that. I told
him all it needed was a tie.”
It is an open secret that the duo hated
each other when they were paired
together disastrously by US captain Hal
Sutton at the 2004 Ryder Cup.
Woods, 42, was even accused of
dubbing Mickelson ‘Phoney Phil’
because of his crowd interaction.
But Woods insisted they had
grown closer over the years.
He said: “When Phil came
here to register he saw my
caddie and asked if I was
free for a game.
“So we talked about it
and decided to play today.
“We enjoyed it. I think
Phil and I have been
through it for so long and
have been together on
these Ryder Cup and
President’s
Cup
teams
long enough to get to
know each other better.
“When I got hurt and
had to take a different
role on the teams, being
assistant
captain
and
trying to help out the
best I possibly could,
Phil was great.
“He helped me out
when I was trying to
make a comeback.
“My
body
wasn’t
feeling very good and
he reached out.
“So our friendship
has
gotten
stronger
over the years.
“We have competed
a lot of times coming
down the stretch.
“We
were
joking
about
some
of
the
thoughts that transpired
here. We have gone
through it for a long
time, the better part
of 20 years.
“It’s age as well —
we’re at the tail end of
our careers.
“We have had a
great 20-year battle.
Hopefully we can
have a few more.”
Mickelson
put
the growth in
their friendship
down to the
common goal
of Ryder Cup
FRIENDS . . .
Woods and
Mickelson
share a joke
glory — and admitted he probably owes Woods
a few quid!
The 47-year-old said: “Nobody respects and
appreciates what he’s done for the game more
— because nobody’s benefited from what he’s
done for the game more than I have.
“I remember winning the Tucson Open in
1991 and the entire purse was $1million and I
wondered if we would ever have a first place
cheque of $1million.
“He comes along and the rate of growth was
incredible. The increased exposure, bringing
golf to the front page, the television ratings,
the opportunities off the golf course. He has
grown the game.
“I’ve always had that appreciation and
respect for him. To see him back out playing
is incredible. We all feel that.
“I find I want him to play well and I’m
excited to see him play so well.
“Coming together to work for success in the
Ryder Cup has brought us closer.
“The turning point came as we were getting
ready for Hazeltine — we were preparing for
that, coming up with a game plan, so we were
talking almost on a daily basis.
“There’s nothing that brings you closer than
working together like that.
“When he was going through a tough time, I
wanted to do whatever I could to help out,
because often that’s when people aren’t there.
“I’m very appreciative of what he’s done.”
Four-time Masters champion Woods won by
a record 12 shots as a 21-year-old in 1997.
He reminisced: “Of all the tournaments I
won, that was by far the most important.
“That was my first Major as a professional.
Knowing I had a guaranteed job for ten years
was the coolest thing in the world.
“To do it here at Augusta, with my dad
there, it was just an incredible week and one
I certainly will never ever forget.”
Even Rory McIlroy was shocked to see the
pair playing together.
He said: “I never thought I’d see the day.
We don’t know what happens behind the
closed doors of the United States team rooms.
“It’s great to see two of the top stars of our
game for such a long time out there together.”
Tommy’s
big draw
TOMMY FLEETWOOD is
determined to impress
the four-time Masters
champ he first watched
at the age of six.
Englishman Fleetwood,
27, has been drawn
alongside Tiger Woods
tomorrow and said: “The
first real Masters I saw
was 1997, when Tiger
won his first.
“A few years on, I get
to play with him. It’s
very cool.
“As well as concentrating on my stuff, I’ll get
to watch Tiger up close
and see what he does
and there’s nothing better than that.
“I feel I’ve done all the
right things this week so
it would be lovely to
have a run of it. But I’m
not putting too much
expectation on myself.”
TEE TIMES
51
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE D-Day
has arrived for Liverpool
and Manchester City.
The hosts are underdogs
but will be buoyed by their
thrilling 4-3 win in front of
the Kop back in January.
Champions-elect City are
purring and we’re backing
them. Pep Guardiola’s side
are 11/8 with Sun Bets to
claim victory.
Mohamed Salah
has been on fire
for the Reds this
season — and
you can get 6/1
with Sun Bets for
the Egyptian star
and City’s Gabriel
Jesus to score.
We fancy a
City win with at least five
goals at 8/1 with Sun Bets.
DIAMOND: Manchester City to win, 11/8
with Sun Bets.
NEXT BEST: Mohamed Salah and Gabriel
Jesus to score anytime, 6/1 with Sun Bets.
LONGSHOT: Manchester City to win and at
least five goals scored, 8/1 with Sun Bets.
18+ only, T&Cs apply.
Odds subject to change.
WE’LL HANDLE
MOSCOW HEAT
CALUM CHAMBERS has warned
his Arsenal team-mates not to be
“wound up” at playing in Russia.
The Gunners host CSKA Moscow
in their Europa League quarterfinal tomorrow before travelling to
the Russian capital a week later.
And despite the political tension
between the two countries following the Salisbury poisoning scandal, centre-back Chambers (left)
declared: “You can get too wound
up with things going on around it.
“I think that the best way to
prepare for the match is not focus
on other things.”
FIRST ROUND
(US unless stated; (a) denotes amateur)
1.30pm BST A Cook, T Potter Jr, W Bryan.
1.41 I Woosnam (GB), R Moore, J Vegas (Ven).
1.52 M Weir (Can), B Steele, (a) M Parziale.
2.03 J M Olazabal (Spa), K Chappell, D Frittelli (SA)
2.14 B DeChambeau, B Wiesberger (Aut),
M Fitzpatrick (GB).
2.25 M O’Meara, B Harman, (a) H Ellis (GB).
2.36 V Singh (Fij), S Kodaira (Jpn), D Berger.
2.47 K Aphibarnrat (Tha), P Perez, F Molinari (Ita).
2.58 D Willett (GB), K Stanley, J Dufner.
3.09 H Matsuyama (Jpn), P Casey (GB),
P Kizzire.
3.31 Z Johnson, M Kaymer (Ger), B Grace (SA).
3.42 T Woods, M Leishman (Aus), T Fleetwood (GB).
3.53 S Garcia (Spa), J Thomas, (a) D Redman.
4.04 B Watson, H Stenson (Swe), J Day (Aus).
4.15 P Reed, C Hoffman, A Hadwin (Can).
4.26 B Horschel, C Reavie, C Smith (Aus).
4.37 S Lyle (GB), SW Kim (Kor), (a) D Ghim.
4.48 T Immelman (SA), I Poulter (GB),
P Cantlay.
4.59 A Cabrera (Arg), R Fisher (GB), J Walker.
5.10 F Couples, H Li (Chn), (a) J Niemann
(Chi).
5.32 L Mize, R Henley, S Sharma (Ind).
5.43 B Langer (Ger), T Finau, Y Ikeda (Jpn).
5.54 C Schwartzel (SA), W Simpson, (a)
Y Lin (Chn).
6.05 K Kisner, T Pieters (Bel), X Schauffele.
6.16 G Woodland, Y Miyazato (Jpn), T Hatton (GB).
6.27 P Mickelson, R Fowler, M Kuchar.
6.38 A Scott (Aus), R McIlroy (GB), J Rahm
(Spa).
6.49 J Spieth, A Noren (Swe), L Oosthuizen
(SA).
7.0 J Rose (GB), D Johnson, R Cabrera-Bello
(Spa).
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MORATA . . . criticism
Antonio:
Give me
Mor, lad
By ANDREW DILLON
ALVARO MORATA is the
latest star to feel the heat
under Antonio Conte.
The hardline Chelsea
boss wants more out of
the Spanish striker, who
cost the club a record
£65million last summer
and who has scored 14
goals in his debut season.
Even so Conte believes
Morata, 25, should be
delivering on a more
consistent basis.
There is a feeling in the
camp the former Real
Madrid man does not
make
football
his
priority — a big no-no for
Conte who claims he
works 24 hours a day.
Morata has suffered a
back injury and endured a
barren spell this season
as he battles to adapt to
the physical punishment
of English football and the
heavy fixture load.
He has scored in each
of his last two games but
also went through a
13-game goalless run from
December to March in
which
the
frustrated
striker was booked five
times and sent off.
Morata was left out of
the Spain squad for the
most recent round of
international games in a
further blow.
Defenders David Luiz
and Gary Cahill have also
found themselves on the
wrong end of Conte’s
uncompromising management style.
Luiz was frozen out
after a row with the
Italian chief in a team
tactics meeting and is now
recovering from injury.
Club captain Cahill has
been dropped in favour of
German Antonio Rudiger
and has started only one
game since February 16.
2GM
TRANSFER CASH SHOCKER
HOCKER
£211M
Amazing amount
Premier League
clubs splashed in
agent payments
ROSS BARKLEY
£15m TO EVERTON
£7m TO AGENTS
PREMIER
LEAGUE
clubs
forked out an eye-watering
£211MILLION
in
agents’
fees last year.
An FA document released
yesterday revealed that from
February 1, 2017 to January 31,
2018:
l Liverpool almost DOUBLED their
agent fees to £26.8million as they
topped the Prem’s pay list.
l Ross Barkley’s agent trousered
nearly £7m — around half as much
as the £15m fee Chelsea paid Everton for the midfielder.
l And
crisis-club
Sunderland
actually spent more on agents’ fees
By JORDAN DAVIES
than they did on transfer fees to
SIGN players.
The payout to agents went up by
£36.8m from £174.2m — and is now
almost as much as Holland’s top
flight spends on players’ WAGES.
Liverpool coughed up an extra
£13m on the £13.8m they paid the
year before — an increase fuelled by
big-money deals for Mo Salah,
Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain
and
Virgil van Dijk.
Chelsea are second on £25.1m,
with roughly £7m of that handed to
Paul Martin and his Wasserman
group for the Barkley deal.
Everton initially agreed a fee of
£35million fee with the Londoners
for Barkley in August last year, only
for the player to pull out of the
deal at the last minute.
The Toffees’ majority shareholder
Farhad Moshiri claimed Barkley
had changed his mind following his
medical — and decided to consider
his position in the January transfer
window when closer to full fitness.
But Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson called for a police investigation
into “whether any fraud has taken
place” in the transfer in a leaked
letter to the Premier League and FA.
Barkley was out of contract at
Goodison this summer so Everton
got what they could for him.
Manchester
City
(£23.5m)
and
United (£18m) make up a familiarlooking top four but their totals fell
by £2.8m and £998,780 respectively.
Watford’s fees increased from
£6.3m to £13.4m but Spurs kept a
tight rein on their purse strings
with a rise of just £5,894 to
£7,173,667.
Aston Villa top the Championship
on £5.5m, with Sunderland close
behind on £4.4m — despite spending
just £1.25m on new signings.
Fifa abandoned their global licensing system for agents in 2015, leading
to the FA recommending that fees
should comprise no more than three
per cent of the transfer value.
But clubs and intermediaries are
free to negotiate any fee they see fit.
2GM
WE ARE ALL dave.kidd@the-sun.co.uk
LION IN WAIT
MILLWALL reckon no one
likes them and they don’t
care — but many neutrals
hope
their
13-game
unbeaten run continues to
propel them into the playoffs and then on to
Championship promotion.
The Premier League
was not meant for clubs
like Millwall and the
league’s hierarchy will be
holding their noses if
forced to welcome the
south London pariahs
into their elite club.
Which is a damned
good reason for wanting
the Lions to make it.
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PRAWN AGAIN
MANCHESTER UNITED will offer 18-25 year-old
fans cheap tickets next season to improve the
Old Trafford atmosphere.
STICKING UP
FOR ARNIE
Boss Jose Mourinho has slammed the “quiet”
76,000-seat stadium which lacks “enthusiasm”,
claiming Portsmouth’s Fratton Park is louder.
And in February the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) demanded club execs “reclaim the
Stretford End” from the
‘prawn sandwich brigade’.
By OSCAR PAUL
United have allocated
pitchside seats for 18-25 ing. In 2014 they trialled
year-olds in the lower a singing section against
Stretford End for just Real Sociedad.
And against Brighton
£15 next season.
The club are yet to in the FA Cup last
confirm who will be month they moved fans
moved — but it appears to where away fans are
the
corporate
suites usually located, to create
a ‘vibrant atmosphere’.
could be under threat.
MUST vice-chairman
United
have
frozen
Stirling
said:
season-ticket prices for Ian
all others for a seventh “Against Brighton, we
showed what we are
consecutive season.
The Red Devils have capable of if we have
tried numerous things to help to facilitate moving
get Old Trafford bounc- vocal fans together.”
FIRST, Marko Arnautovic
(below) making a beeline
for Mark Hughes to taunt
his former Stoke boss after
scoring his first for West
Ham against Southampton.
Then Spurs’ Dele Alli
prancing
along
merrily and cupping
his
ear
towards hundreds
of
contorted,
hate-filled faces
among Chelsea’s
support,
after
netting one of his two the
following day.
We often complain that
top-flight football is too
sanitised, so what a joy to
see two wonderful talents
forgetting about tedious
protocols
and
simply
sticking it to their rivals.
VOICE WITH
MAX POWER
ONE reason to hope that
Max Allegri will become
Chelsea’s next manager
is that the Juventus boss
has the richest, most
booming voice you will
ever hear in a press
conference.
He makes every sentence sound like a line
from grand opera.
Imagine Luciano Pavarotti bellowing out the
details of an injury list
to the tune of Nessun
Dorma.
That’s the treat we
have in store at the
Bridge next season.
DIDN’T TAKE
LONG, AUBA
ARSENAL’S new striker
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
spurned the chance to get
a hat-trick by letting
struggling
team-mate
Alex Lacazette take their
second penalty in the 3-0
win over Stoke.
And when he
did, you couldn’t
help but say ‘Aw,
how lovely’.
Aubameyang was
supposed to have been a
wild child.
But it looks like he’s
been Wengerised into a
player with a social-club
mentality in no time at all.
Bless.
AL IS AT HIS
WHIT’S END
SO farewell then, Alan
‘just call me Pardiola’
Pardew.
“Learning to love yourself is the greatest love
of all,” sang Whitney
Houston, as if imparting
the secret to all success.
But then again she
never did manage West
Brom.
53
IT was the second
goal
at
Goodison
Park on Saturday that
did it for me.
A
long-ball
effort,
scored
against a Sam Allardyce team,
which reimagined route-one football as a thing of outstanding
natural beauty.
Pep Guardiola’s admirers told
us doubters that he’d revolutionise the English club game.
And
in
the
nine
seconds
between Ederson’s goal-kick and
Gabriel Jesus’ close-range headed
finish, City convinced this former
Pep sceptic.
Leroy Sane (above), the sorcererin-chief during that bewitching
sequence, was asked how it felt to
play in this City team. He
answered that it was ‘a lot of fun’.
Manchester United boss Jose
Mourinho might still be capable
of much but ‘fun’ is not a word
his players often use to describe
playing under him.
This
City
team
make
us
remember why we first fell in
love with the game before it
became shrink-wrapped in PR
and enveloped by white noise.
United mock up Alexis Sanchez
as a concert pianist. Guardiola’s
City reinvent Fabian Delph as a
title-winning left-back.
And during these next seven
days, City can prove they are
destined for genuine greatness.
Two legs of a Champions
League
quarter-final
against
Liverpool, astride a Manchester
derby which could seal the title,
make this a red-letter week.
With a display of high-tempo
attacking
ferocity,
Liverpool
became the only Premier League
team to beat City this term.
They also have history on their
‘THEY CAN PROVE
THEY’RE DESTINED
FOR GREATNESS’
side, in terms of Europe and this
individual fixture — seven European Cup finals to nil and no
City win at Anfield in 15 years.
Then there’s United, who will
be more motivated than any
opponent to delay City’s coronation. Mourinho loves wrecking
parties as well as anyone else
enjoys throwing them.
But the Everton match felt like
the perfect morale-honing precursor to City’s week of destiny.
Guardiola’s men enjoyed 82 per
cent of the ball — a league record
mark and the kind of possession
level you’d need to employ an
exorcist to counter.
Then City were applauded off
the pitch by Evertonians, a rare
sight in an increasingly-tribal
game, suggesting we are witnessing something historically good.
City are not the greatest team
of the Premier League era just
yet. That accolade belongs to
either Arsenal’s Invincibles or
Manchester
United’s
Treblewinners,
both
complete
and
balanced sides responsible for
momentous achievements.
But three wins this week and
City will draw alongside them.
So why were former sceptics
doubtful about Guardiola? It was
Josh ticks box
ANTHONY JOSHUA has been wondering out
loud whether he will be able to keep selling
out stadiums time after time, following a
victory over Joseph Parker which looked
impressive to the boxing wonks but felt
low-key to the casual fan.
Yet sometimes a sportsman attains such
star status that the public will flock to see
him no matter what. The size of the Augusta
galleries just to watch Tiger Woods practise
for tomorrow’s Masters proved just that.
Some blokes are simply box-office gold,
Joshua (right) included.
primarily his status as
an inheritor of great
teams in his only previous
managerial roles at Barcelona
and Bayern Munich, as well as
the idea the Premier League was
a more competitive field.
And before we start worrying
too much about City dominating
English football like Bayern in
Germany, Paris Saint-Germain in
France or Juventus in Italy,
remember it has now been nearly
a decade since any club retained
the Premier League title.
Let’s at least wait until City
have won three or four on the
spin before we accuse them of
making it boring.
Even after marvelling at City
this season, we could still ask
whether Guardiola could have
won the title with Leicester or the
Champions League with Porto?
But
those
questions
are
irrelevant really. As a coach of
great players at wealthy clubs,
Guardiola is the master.
Some wonder whether City
have the steel to complement
their reams of silk but the refereeing of the game has changed
vastly even since Roy Keane and
Patrick Vieira made teams great,
let alone Graeme Souness.
And City can be cynical, their
tactical fouling quite outstanding.
Others, quite reasonably, point
to ethical concerns behind the
club’s great Abu Dhabi cash
injection. Yet such talk suggests
that there might be ethical
billionaires out there.
Sure, City have spent through
their noses but they have turned
the club of Jamie Pollock into a
Jackson Pollock.
And Ederson to Sane to Kevin
De Bruyne to Jesus made connoisseurs of us all on Saturday.
Urning ridicule
THERE’S been much tittering among the
English cricketing establishment about the
shaming of the Australian team.
And the whole shameful saga has
left many now wondering whether Steve
Smith’s men had been ball-tampering
during The Ashes.
Yet a series defeat in New Zealand has
left England without a Test match victory
away from home in 13 ATTEMPTS.
The evidence suggests the Aussies didn’t
need to cheat in order to defeat our rabble.
54 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
MASTER MO . . .
Salah (right) in
training yesterday
Lothar
Matthaus
LIVERPOOL
I WON’T
By MARTIN
BLACKBURN
PEP GUARDIOLA has vowed
to go for the jugular at
Anfield tonight.
EX-GERMANY STAR’S EXCLUSIVE VERDICT
Manchester City’s only Prem
defeat this season came on
Merseyside when they were
ripped apart by Jurgen Klopp’s
“unstoppable” forwards.
THIS wasn’t the dream draw for either club.
As a player you’d rather be up against
Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern. Big clubs.
Great atmosphere. Real excitement.
Both Liverpool and Manchester City know
everything about the other side. How the coach
thinks. What the players try to do.
Liverpool have beaten City once and have
improved in the second half of the season. Virgil
van Dijk has strengthened them at the back.
They are more compact and secure.
But City are 18 points ahead of them in the
league. That shows the quality they have.
SALAH-VATING
Mo Salah is the best striker in the Premier
League this season. He has been brilliant, using
the space to show his quality.
I saw him doing the same with Roma and last
summer I could see why Liverpool boss Jurgen
Klopp felt he needed him.
He is fast and able to inspire his team and is
so dangerous off that right wing. For me he’s the
best right-sided attacker in the world right now.
JURGEN’S MAGIC
Klopp knows how to motivate players. He speaks
to them individually, gets their confidence up,
makes them believe and grow in quality.
He makes his players feel happy. And they
then take that happiness on to the field. He
builds that into them.
KEEPER KEY
This could be an amazing contest but the
goalkeepers could prove to be the key.
That’s where Liverpool have a problem. Loris
Karius has made himself first choice but I know
that Liverpool are still looking for a new No 1
for next season.
Klopp has defended Karius but he recognises
that, as a keeper, he is not at the highest level.
Ederson has been terrific for City. He makes
the big saves and his distribution is fantastic. He
gives them the edge, for me.
PRESS IT UP
We all know Liverpool can press but Guardiola
has always done it as well.
City will still try to play their way out from
the back, with short passes. That cost them at
Anfield in January and Liverpool will look to
disrupt them early to create chances.
City will not change. Pep has his system. But
Ederson will know when he has to send the ball
longer this time.
VERDICT
The biggest difference is that City have more
players who could play for any team.
Liverpool are in the right frame of mind to
win the first leg. But I don’t think they are quite
good enough to win the tie. It will be Liverpool
2 City 1 but after the second leg City will go
through. And they are good enough to go on
and win the Champions League.
1GM
FEELING THE
HEAT . . . but
Pep will not
park the bus
But
City
boss
Guardiola
is
adamant he will NOT abandon his
attacking principles against Liverpool
— even with his side’s Champions
League dream on the line.
The Spaniard said: “If I said
we are going to play differently,
then the players would look at me
and say, ‘This guy is scary’.
“It would be as though we
don’t trust in ourselves. And it
would be a big mistake.
“Of course, I consider the value
of Liverpool. I know their qualities
and I’m concerned about what
they can do to us.
“I’m not so arrogant as to not
know about that. But if you’re
thinking we are going to defend for
90
minutes
and
counter-attack
— that is not going to happen.
“Maybe, if we defend for 90 minutes, it would be because Liverpool
are unstoppable. But why should it
change as we’re doing well so far?”
Back at the start of January the
Kop front three of Mo Salah,
Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane
ripped City apart in a 4-3 win.
It showed why they are arguably
the most feared strike force in
Europe right now.
A repeat of that defensive horror
display and City’s Euro quest could
be quickly over.
But Guardiola remains determined to stay true to the gung-ho
approach that has made City
a team to swoon over.
He added: “I know the way
we play may work out perfect for
Liverpool.
“They attack the space like no
other team in the world, especially
Mane, Firmino, Salah. They are
so good. I know that.
“But I feel the best way to try to
win is the way we have done it
since I’ve been here.”
Few managers know the Champions League as well as Guardiola.
He has won it twice and reached
the last four seven years in a row
with Barcelona and Bayern Munich
before his year out of the game.
This evening he is expecting a
v MAN CIT
TY
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
QUARTER-FINAL 1st LEG,
7.45pm, BT SPORT 2 &
KOP OUT
Pep vows to go for broke
in blockbuster at Anfield FEARS
HOPE . . . Sane (left) at Anfield
BORN GRINNERS . . . Gabriel Jesus
(centre) and Co joking in training
game to remember. Guardiola said:
“We cannot deny both teams try to
play. We are the teams that have
scored more goals in the Premier
League by far.
“I think Jurgen Klopp’s teams are
honest teams. They respect what
football means. They try to attack
and we are going to try, too.
“I am sure this is going to be a
really good game.”
Guardiola broke with his usual
routine and chose to get City training at their opponents’ stadium on
the eve of the game.
Part of the reason was so they
could get the squad together at the
team hotel to watch some of
Europe’s giants in action — and
maybe learn some lessons.
He added: “We cannot forget it’s
a tie over 180 minutes.
“There is one thing I admire the
most about the important teams —
in the bad moments they are calm.
“We were not able to do that in
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are 32 years old, more
scared than those three. It
depends on the mentality of
players and they are so good.
“We are so happy with all
of them, those three guys.
“You need experience to be
better but you also need to
live these situations — and
they are young.
“If it does not go well it
will be a good lesson for the
future, so it is what it is.”
Aguero, 29, has been battling to be fit for the game
but stayed behind in Manchester when his team made
the short trip to Merseyside.
Guardiola said: “Sergio is
much better but he has still
got a problem and is not
comfortable. We will see
about Saturday’s derby.”
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this situation last season. Teams
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the other team are attacking, they
Robertson
look like they are taking a cup of
coffee because they know their
Karius
chance will come.
Lovren
“It’s like they think, ‘When
Henderson
it comes we are not going
to miss’. That’s the big
Mane
van Dijk
difference.”
OxladeGuardiola admitted
Sterling
the Anfield atmosphere
AlexanderMilner Chamberlain
affected his players in JanuArnold
Firmino
ary — and it could be on
another level tonight.
De Bruyne
Jesus
Reds fans have promised they will
Walker
line the streets to give Guardiola’s
Salah
squad a taste of what is to come.
Fernandinho Kompany
But the ex-Barcelona boss added:
Sane
“I’ve said to the players, ‘People
D Silva
think how tough it is — but in
Barcelona it’s the same’.
Otamendi
“It depends if you are able to
Ederson
overcome this, knowing the opponent
is one of the world’s toughest.”
Delph
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55
KLOPP STROP . . . Reds boss is not happy
Pitch snub
From Back Page
at Manchester next week ahead of
the game. But no Manchester club
could give us a training pitch for
the next morning.
“Man City get to train at Goodison tomorrow morning.”
City also trained at Anfield late
yesterday afternoon as allowed by
Uefa rules 24 hours before a game.
Klopp wanted his team to be able
to work out on the day of their
return leg in Manchester on Tuesday.
But United have not been as
accommodating as the Reds’ Mersey
rivals Everton.
Klopp
was
then
asked
why
Guardiola decided to hold a session
at Anfield when he had opted to
train at home before previous
European games this season.
He responded: “That’s a question
for Pep, not for me, I have no clue.
Ask Pep then call me!”
Liverpool have until the end of
the week to inform Uefa whether
they will train at the Etihad next
Monday.
Meanwhile, Klopp insists he is not
interested about City’s title–clinching
bid against United on Saturday.
He is more interested in making
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v MAN CITY
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between the two
clubs at Anfield
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sure he takes a step towards
another top-four finish in the
Merseyside derby.
He added: “There’s a big difference. City are definitely champions.
“It’s our duty to fight for second
still so it’s completely different.
“I’ve no clue how big Manchester
United versus Manchester City is
and I don’t care, to be honest.
“Liverpool versus Everton is the
big one for us.”
The Kop defence has been hit by
injuries with Joel Matip, Ragnar
Klavan and Joe Gomez all out.
But Andy Robertson belted out a
warning to City and the Scot got his
message over loud and clear —
even if Klopp joked about his
accent. His German boss
quipped:
“Kenny
Dalglish
will be the translator.”
Yet even someone like Anfield
legend King Kenny — who loved a
mind game — would have been
impressed as left-back Robertson
put the strain on City.
He said: “We’ll be attacking a lot
and push them back into places
they don’t want to go. We deserve
to be here. They are the team that
is going to be under pressure.”
56 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Oz bans sob story
AUSTRALIA’S
cricket
union wants the three
Sandpapergate cheats’
bans
reduced
—
because they all CRIED.
The news came as the
Aussies fell to their
heaviest Test runs loss
By CLIFF HAYES
since 1934. Steve Smith
(right) and David Warner
got one-year bans and
Cameron Bancroft nine
months after
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Sun
thesun.co.uk/sport
Sport
Tiger spine shock
TIGER
WOODS
is
“shocked”
that
his
back-fusion surgery has
helped him become a
hot Masters favourite.
The four-time Augusta
champ (left) claimed he
was a “walking miracle”
LIVERPOOL
VERPOOL v MAN CITY
Y
YOUR No
FREE 1
FOOTBAL
PULLOUTL
INSIDE
GUARDIOLA . . . sure
No fears
for Pep
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
CHAMPIONS
LEAGUE
PAIN IN THE
GRASS
Klopp fury over Utd,
City pitch snub
By KEN LAWRENCE
LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp
has got into a pitch battle with
BOTH Manchester clubs.
Klopp (right) is angry that Pep
Guardiola’s City will train at
Goodison this morning ahead of
tonight’s massive quarter-final
Champions League clash.
In contrast his players have
been denied a training base
on the day of the second leg.
He said: “We would
have liked to train
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NO RUN OF THE MIL GAME . . . Liverpool’s James Milner limbers up for City
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PEP GUARDIOLA says
his three young guns
will show no fear in
the Anfield cauldron
— despite missing
Sergio Aguero.
A knee injury rules
out the Manchester
City
striker
from
tonight’s
Champions
League
quarter-final
first-leg at Liverpool.
But
Etihad
chief
Guardiola has backed
Gabriel Jesus — 21
yesterday — Raheem
Sterling,
23,
and
22-year-old
Leroy
Sane to step up.
Sterling will get a
hostile reception on his
return to his old club.
But Pep said: “Why
should I doubt them
when they’ve done it
well on many stages?
“I saw players who
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From DAVID FACEY
after a stunning return
to the Tour this year,
which has seen him top
the swing-speed charts.
Woods said: “I am
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magic to score a spectacular
overhead kick and put Real
Madrid 2-0 up at Juventus
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CRISTIANO RONALDO was Real Madrid..................3
hailed as “incredible” as he
scored the greatest goal of
great goals, but that is absolutely
his glittering career.
breathtaking”, while ex-Real and
The Real Madrid superstar’s
outrageous 64th-minute overhead
kick sent Twitter into meltdown.
Former England captain Gary
Lineker tweeted: “Seen a lot of
Three Lions striker Michael Owen
said: “OMG. I’ve no words.”
Ronaldo’s
former
team-mate
Alvaro Arbeloa summed it all up
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2 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
1GG
GOALS Champions League quarterHOW DO CITY SMASH
THE ANFIELD HOODOO?
MANCHESTER CITY have won
ONCE at Anfield in 37 years
— and that was 15 years ago.
SunSport looks at ways they
can finally come out on top
tonight in their first-leg tie . . .
SOLID STERLING
The 21-goal frontman is in
electric form this season —
but seems to shrink when he
goes back to his former club.
Each time it has turned into
a nightmare for him, but
maybe it is his time to shine?
SILVA SERVICE
Spanish maestro David (right)
sat out January’s 4-3 loss at
Liverpool but was in irresistible form against Stoke and
Everton and makes them tick.
HANDLE THE HEAT
Pep Guardiola suggested his
players were affected by the
atmosphere in their league
defeat, particularly during
the second half.
The Kop thrives on big
European nights — and
City must dampen it down.
CASE FOR DEFENCE
Guardiola’s defenders had an
off-day as they shipped four in
that Prem clash at Anfield.
John Stones had a shocker,
as did keeper Ederson. Against
Liverpool’s front three, it
cannot happen again.
SLOW MO
City boss must make the right
call over who plays at left-back
because they have the job of
keeping Mo Salah quiet.
Guardiola can use Danilo,
Delph, Laporte or Zinchenko.
How he must wish that
Mendy was ready to start.
It’s a huge call for the
Spaniard tonight . . .
GOOD
GLAD
UGLY!
‘Raheem is on fire, has matured
and getting best out of game’
‘I always knew what Sterling
was capable of producing’
‘Criticism knocked him during
Euros, he’d lost his confidence’
THE RISE OF STERLING
SO far this
term, Raheem
Sterling
has
been involved
0
in 29 goals GOALS
for Man City ASSISTS 0
in all comps
(21
goals,
eight assists), GAMES
four
more
than in any SEASON 11-12
other season
in his career.
3
2
2
36
12-13
10
6
38
13-14
LIVERPOOL
11
11
9
8
52
14-15
47
10
21
15
15-16
47
16-17
8
38
17-18
MANCHESTER CITY
1GG
final, first leg 25
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
OF the eight left in the CL, Liverpool (25y 311d) and City (26y 134d)
have had the youngest average XI’s.
14
3
in association with
LIVERPOOL are unbeaten in
14 European home games
since a 3-0 defeat v Real
Madrid in 2014 (W9 D5 L0).
Liverpool
v Man City
7.45pm, BT Sport 2 &
RAHEEM
STERLING
has finally unleashed
the beast within
after overcoming
his
crisis
of
confidence.
SUAREZ . . . goalless run
Luis not
drought
of order
Former England
boss Roy Hodgson
always
believed
the
Manchester
City winger was
going to be special.
Now Sterling is
living
up
to
all
those
expectations
after
learning
to
deal with the haters.
He knows he will
be singled out for
abuse tonight when
he
returns
to
Anfield to face old
club Liverpool in
the first leg of the
Champions League
quarter-finals.
Yet
Hodgson
reckons
the
23year-old
is
no
longer affected by
the
criticism
which
so
often
dragged him down
in the past.
Sterling was even
booed by BOTH sets
of
fans
during
England’s
goalless
draw
with
the
Republic of Ireland
in Dublin in June
2015.
That came after
he had made it
clear he was leaving Liverpool and
days
before
he
signed for City in a
£49million deal.
And the youngster’s
confidence
was so low during
Euro
2016
that
Hodgson
was
forced to substitute
him at half-time in
the
crucial
group
game against Wales.
Crystal Palace chief
Hodgson, 70, said: “I’m
delighted to see how
Raheem’s game has really
kicked on.
“He’s now producing the
football I always knew he
was capable of and is on fire
at the moment.
“He’s matured enormously
and come to terms with
what’s needed to get the best
out of his game, so congratulations to all the coaches he’s
had helping him achieve that.
“There was a brief spell in
the Euro qualifiers after the
2014
World
Cup
where
Raheem was playing just as
well as he is now.
“He was brilliant in the 2-0
win in Switzerland and we
all thought it would be plain
sailing for him from there.
“Unfortunately,
it
hasn’t
been like that. He’s had good
and bad moments at club
level and when he went to
the Euros he’d lost confidence in what he does well.
“He played very well in the
opening game against Russia
but
for
some
mystifying
reason, social media and the
press decided he had played
very
badly
because
he
missed a clear goal chance.
“The criticism knocked him
to such an extent that we
took him off at half-time in
the next game because his
confidence was so low.
“What Raheem does best is
getting hold of the ball in
areas where there’s lot of
KEY TO THE DOOR . .
21st goal of the season in. Sterling scored his
3-1 win at Everton
ROY
HtaOlkDs eGxcluSsOiveNly
YOU’RE A STER . . .
former England boss
Hodgson is delighted
to see Sterling proving
his doubters wrong
to Mark Ir win
HAPPY DAYS
. . . Sterling and
Fabian Delph
training with
City at Anfield
yesterday
players
around
him
and
going past them using his
dribbling skills.
“We told him we didn’t
want him playing one or
two-touch
football
and
releasing the ball quickly. We
wanted him to have the
courage to take people on
and beat them.
“We also wanted him to
get into the penalty area and
get on the end of crosses.
“What we didn’t want was
him to be concerned about
missing, we just wanted him
to make certain he was in
there
because
we
were
backing him all the way. It
doesn’t
surprise
me
he’s
scored 21 goals this season
because he’s now getting into
those positions we always
talked about.
“His game is either dribbling into the area or getting
across the six-yard box to
finish off those excellent
crosses City provide so often.
“Perhaps you need confidence and belief in yourself
to do that but it also helps
he is part of a team that is
scoring a lot of goals.”
Tonight’s all-English Champions League clash between
two teams with 238 goals
between them this season
and the likes of Sterling and
Mo Salah in their ranks
promises to be a potential
Anfield goal-fest.
But Hodgson believes Pep
Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp
could be less than gung-ho
with so much at stake.
The former Anfield chief
added: “The great Barcelona
team under Johan Cruyff
used to say to opponents,
‘You can have your two or
three goals because we’re
going to score six anyway’.
“But that’s not the way
Liverpool or City play. They’re
not just all-out attack. They
can both defend very well.
“When you face a team with
as much firepower as you,
you’re more cautious in throwing players forward because
you’re concerned about being
hurt on the break.
“I agree there’s a greater
likelihood of goals being
scored than two clean sheets.
“But maybe the approach
from both managers will be
a little less gung-ho than
they have been in many of
their games this season.”
Barcelona
v Roma
7.45pm, BT Sport 3
By OSCAR PAUL
BARCELONA boss Ernesto
Valverde is backing Luis
Suarez to end his drought
in the Champions League.
The ex-Liverpool star
has gone TEN GAMES in
Europe without a goal
ahead of tonight’s first-leg
quarter-final clash with
Roma at the Nou Camp.
The Uruguayan hitman,
31, boasts 22 goals in
La Liga this campaign.
But
the
last
time
he netted in Europe’s
glamour competition was
when
Barca
smashed
Paris Saint-Germain 6-1
last May.
Yet Valverde is unconcerned about his struggles
in front of goal.
Asked if Suarez would
be doubling his efforts to
score tonight, he said:
“You should be asking
me
that
question
in
reverse: Is there ever a
game when Luis Suarez is
not motivated?
“I don’t think there is.
Against Roma, I expect
the same motivation as
always. It’s just chance
that he’s not scored in the
Champions League yet
this season.
“The fact he wasn’t
scoring was a regular
question earlier in the
campaign, until he started
scoring all the time.
“The same will happen
in the Champions League.
“He knows where the
back of the net is and
I hope that once the
first one falls, many more
will come.”
Valverde also rubbished
claims his side has a
favourable draw coming
up against the Italians.
He added: “Watching
Roma’s group games, it
is not a surprise to see
them at this stage of the
competition.
“They topped a group
with Atletico Madrid and
Chelsea. Watching their
league games, it’s not a
surprise either. It will be
tough to get through.”
Lionel Messi and Sergio
Busquets are both fit
after battling injuries.
Messi missed Argentina’s
friendlies against Italy and
Spain but came on as a
sub at the weekend —
scoring
a
last-minute
equaliser against Sevilla.
Busquets has been out
for three weeks with a
broken bone in his foot.
4 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
2GG
GOALS Champions League quarter-ff
VIEW TO
A DILL
ANDREW DILLON
PROG ROCKED
PAGE 68 of Chelsea’s
match programme from
Sunday’s home game
against
Tottenham,
headlined ‘Stats Centre’:
31 — Chelsea seek to
extend our unbeaten
run in all competitions
against Tottenham at
Stamford Bridge to 31
games in 28 years.
27 — Chelsea have
Pee
Distance from goal
13.53yards
won
more
Premier
League games (27) and
scored more Premier
League
goals
(94)
against Tottenham than
any other opponent.
2005/06 — The Blues
are seeking a first
league double over Tottenham since 2005/06.
Final score? Chelsea
1 Tottenham 3. Whoops.
CRISTIA
A
AS REA
A
BOTTOM’S UP
Distance from
ground
THERE’S been a lot of talk about pitch
invasions and how they shame our game.
Wonder what foreign viewers would have
made of the scenes that accompanied Brentford’s 1978 promotion to the Third Division?
Former striker Andy McCulloch, 68, recalls
the day the team clinched it with a home win
over Darlington: “Before I knew it the fans
were on me. I was stripped, pretty much
naked. All I had left on was my jockstrap.”
Wife Sally had the last word, adding: “Maybe,
but in those days he had a lovely bum.”
7ft 10in
MEASURING UP
His wonder second goal
Distance from base
of back to ground
DAVID GOLD may be conspicuous by
his absence from West Ham’s big
P
London derby at Chelsea this Sunday.
That’s because the club’s co-chairman
(above) is throwing open the doors to his
huge Surrey mansion in aid of charity.
Guests can take in the “stunning views
towards the South Downs” and take in
the “myriad of flora and fauna” with all
proceeds split between the National Garden Scheme and St Catherine’s Hospice.
And on the 55-acre site, that’s plenty of
room to recreate a full-scale pitch
invasion right in Mr Gold’s back garden
to make him feel really at home.
DIER STRAITS
ERIC DIER encountered more problems with an
officious steward at Wembley last week than
anything the Italians could throw at him.
The midfielder, an articulate 24-year-old,
was talking to a London journalist at the national stadium after last Tuesday’s 1-1 draw.
That was until one jobsworth spotted the
pair had committed the mortal sin of straying
from the designated interview zone – a bit like
a coach stepping outside his technical area.
England’s captain on the night was ordered
to move to the correct position.
63m 03s
JESUS WEPT . . .
Lewandowski joy
at Navas own goal
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is one of the finest goals in
n
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picked out of the sky by
Zinedine Zidane in the
against Bayer Leverkusen.
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timing, the execution: Everyth
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place.
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BAYERN MAY YETT
By JORDAN DAVIES
BAYERN MUNICH’S stars were told to
raise their game despite leaving Spain
with two vital away goals.
A Jesus Navas own goal and Thiago’s
second-half strike saw the Germans
come from behind to take command of
their Champions League quarter-final.
But boss Jupp Heynckes was far from
impressed with his side’s display, admitting: “If we want to win the Champions
League, we will have to play better.
“We lost the ball too often and lacked
structure in midfield, which allowed
Sevilla to create chances.”
Pablo Sarabia had put the hosts ahead
after 32 minutes. Bayern defender Jerome
Sevilla.....................1
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Sarabia 32
Navas (og) 37; Thiago 68
Boateng admitted: “We made two or
three mistakes — conceding that goal
was unnecessary. Our aim was to stay
calm and play football but nothing has
been decided yet.”
Even Franck Ribery admitted the team
were frustrated with their display despite
victory.
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we were badly organised and did not
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IN his last 11 shots on target
against keeper Gianluigi Buffon,
Portuguese superstar Cristiano
Ronaldo has netted NINE goals.
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the home leg of a CL KO tie for the
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with another three with these Galacticos, is his plaything.
Last night, he toyed with Juve again.
The stats are piling up, with Ronnie
scoring 24 goals in 12 games.
His opener was a magical move.
There was sprinkling of stardust, a
giddy combination that really got going
when Marcelo upped the tempo with a
clever pass to Isco out on the left.
He was free as a bird, given time and
space to pick out Ronaldo’s run as
he made his way in front of Giorgio
Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli.
The finish was on point.
His celebration was standard Ronnie,
sliding to his knees in front of Juve’s
overworked ultras up in the Curva Sud.
For the Bianconeri, this quarter-final
tie was already heading south.
The second leg, in the Bernabeu next
Wednesday, is already beyond them.
Juve will need something remarkable,
an upgrade on the fly-by-night job
when they beat Tottenham 2-1 at
Wembley last month.
Real, with Zizou trying to pull off a
hat-trick
of
Champions
League
triumphs, are different gear.
They
knocked
out
Paris
SaintGermain in the last 16, cuffing Unai
Emery’s side 5-2 on aggregate to set up
another meeting with the Turin giants.
The Spaniards — using the same 11
players who lined up for the 2017 final
— dished out another mauling.
There were chances for more scores
before Ronnie got his second, with
Raphael Varane vexed when he sent
Toni Kroos’ corner way over Buffon’s
WOWNALDO
From Page 1
by posting: “Ronaldo can now
leave Earth and play with Martians.
He has done everything here.”
Delighted Real boss Zinedine
Zidane said: “It was almost
perfect.
That’s
what
Cristiano can do. That’s
why he stands out from
the others, he can do
incredible things.
“It was a spectacular goal, I take my
hat off to him.
“Only Ronaldo
can score this
type of goal, it
is one of the
most beautiful goals in the history
of the game.”
But asked if it was better than
his own in the 2002 Champions
League
final
against
Bayer
Leverkusen, Zizou declared: “Oh
mine! Definitely mine.”
Stoke striker Peter Crouch —
who scored with two overhead
kicks for Liverpool and Portsmouth — tweeted: “There are
only a few of us who can do that.”
Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon
admitted: “Together with Lionel
Messi, Ronaldo is the only one
that punctuates his team’s most
important victories and is to be
compared to Maradona and Pele.”
T HAVE EL TO PAY
ay well. Thankfully the second half
as
a much better.”
Bayern have been eliminated by a
panish
club in each of their last four
p
uropean
campaigns — falling victim to
u
he
h likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and
tletico
Madrid.
t
And for large parts at the Ramon
anchez
Pizjuan Stadium it seemed they
a
ould
not even make it back to their
o
e
eloved
Allianz home with any chance
f qualifying.
Fresh from dumping out Manchester
nited,
Sevilla were fearless in their
n
uest
to shrug off the label of ‘Europa
u
oys’
— having won a trio of the trophies
o
om
2014 to 2016.
o
Bayern big-hitters Arjen Robben and
ames
Rodriguez were rested and could
a
only watch as Sorabia tucked home Sergio Escudero’s cross at the far post.
But former Manchester City winger
Navas was unlucky to deflect the ball
into his own net from Ribery’s cross just
moments later.
Former Barca man Thiago then produced a lovely goal of his own to rub
salt into some of his fellow countrymen’s
wounds.
But Sevilla know that history could be
on their side in the return leg if they
start believing they are more than just
Europe’s footballing bridesmaids.
Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella said:
“We were unlucky. We played well
against a very strong Bayern team and
deserved more.”
crossbar. Kroos, playing every imaginable pass from his central-midfield
station, smashed the frame of Juve’s goal
ten minutes before the break.
By then Juve had made some inroads,
with Real keeper Keylor Navas saving
well from Gonzalo Higuain’s header.
Then there was the scream for handball, a cry for Turkish ref Cuneyt Cakir
to give it when Real’s Varane made
contact inside the area.
Before the first half was over they
were screaming for a penalty again, this
time when Paulo Dybala threw himself
flamboyantly to the turf.
The Old Lady’s Argentinian was
booked. And he deserved to be.
Real skipper Sergio Ramos will miss
the return, booked after nibbling away
at Dybala ten minutes into the second
half.
They can make do without him now.
Dybala took the free-kick himself but
his left-foot effort cannoned off the wall.
It was his last act as he was sent off
after 66 minutes for a high boot in the
chest of Dani Carvajal.
Juve were falling apart.
Marcelo went on to score the third,
given the simple job of tapping home
when Ronnie dinked a lob wedge over
Buffon and into the path of Real’s rampant left-back.
They are as good as into the last four,
setting up the possibility of reaching yet
another final with this emphatic win.
Ronnie was in the side four years ago
when Real overcame the yips to beat
Atletico and claim the fabled Decima.
After this, he has one of his own.
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MATCH STATS
JUVENTUS
5
in association with
REAL MADRID
44%.....................Possession.....................56%
2/6...............Shots on/off target ...............5/9
4.......................Blocked shots .......................0
5............................Corners............................6
13 ................... Fouls conceded ................... 16
1/1 ................. Yellow/red cards ................. 2/0
HE’S TWO GOOD
. . . Thiago puts
Bayern ahead
CHAMPIONSHIP
TWO GOOD . . .
Hourihane nods
the Villa second
Ed red lifts
Bruce boys
By GRAHAM HILL
ASTON VILLA showed they are not out of the
automatic promotion race with a second-half
demolition job.
Reading had midfielder Dave Edwards sent off for
two yellow cards after just half an hour.
And there was no way back for the ten-man Royals
as Villa were always in charge.
Steve Bruce’s men showed a ruthless streak to end
their barren run with a first win in four games.
That moved them within seven points of secondplaced Cardiff.
Bruce said: “We’ve got
to win on Saturday but
the top two play each
other the night before —
all of a sudden, you look
at Cardiff drawing the more like it. There was a
previous night and there’ll freshness about us.
“I made a mistake a
be twists and turns.
“Fulham are still there few weeks back when I
but we have Cardiff here didn’t change the team
next week. We’re still after beating Wolves. I
there with six games to go. made five here, you can
“We’ve got a chance, still learn in this game.”
Reading
boss
Paul
that’s all we ask for.”
Iceland midfielder Bir- Clement saw a second
kir Bjarnason opened the red card for his side in
scoring a minute after as many games.
He
said:
“Ultimately
half-time — before Conor
Hourihane grabbed his we’ve shot ourselves in
the foot, when you come
tenth of the season.
Then
Scott
Hogan to a place like this you
pounced on a mistake by have to do it with 11.
“Dave told me it was
Royals keeper Vito Manhis first sending off.
none to make it three.
“But what surprises me
Edwards conceded his
first yellow card for pull- more is that in my two
ing down Jack Grealish previous managerial jobs,
after 16 minutes.
I’ve never had a situation
The game swung Villa’s where we’ve been down
way when Edwards slid to ten men — now I’ve
in on Bjarnason with a had two in two games at
late challenge and ref Reading.
Darren Bond showed him
“The timing of their
a second yellow card in first goal was a blow —
the space of 13 minutes.
we needed to keep it
Villa smelt blood and tight and get that belief
went ahead a minute back again.”
after the break.
Robert Snodgrass fed
Bjarnason, who clipped
the ball in from the edge
P W D L F A Pts
of the area for his fourth
Wolves..........40 26 8 6 73 36 86
Cardiff..........39 24 8 7 62 33 80
goal of the season.
And the Villans grabFulham..........40 21 12 7 70 41 75
Aston Villa....40 21 10 9 64 37 73
bed
a
second
three
Derby............39 17 14 8 57 38 65
minutes later.
Middlesbro...40 18 9 13 56 39 63
Snodgrass
was
the
Bristol City...40 16 14 10 56 45 62
architect again, this time
Millwall.........40 16 14 10 50 39 62
his deflected cross being
Sheff Utd......40 18 8 14 53 45 62
met by Hourihane’s head.
Preston.........40 15 15 10 49 42 60
Villa went three up on
Brentford.....40 15 13 12 56 47 58
70 minutes after Mannone
Ipswich.........40 15 8 17 49 51 53
Leeds.............40 15 8 17 52 56 53
took too long on the ball
Norwich........40 13 13 14 42 50 52
in his area and Hogan
QPR................40 13 11 16 49 57 50
pounced to fire home
Sheff Wed....40 11 14 15 48 54 47
from close in.
Nottm For....39 13 7 19 43 56 46
Bruce added: “That was
Hull................40 9 14 17 55 61 41
Reading........40 9 12 19 45 60 39
a wonder goal from BirBolton...........40 9 12 19 34 59 39
kir — he probably had
Birmingham.40 11 6 23 30 57 39
his best game for Villa.
Barnsley....... 39 7 13 19 39 58 34
“Even before they went
6 13 21 43 72 31
Sunderland..40
down to ten men the way
Burton Alb....40 7 10 23 29 71 31
we were playing was
Aston Villa.........3
Reading.............0
CHAMPIONSHIP
6 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
2GG
GOALS Championship
OS RULES!
Supersub
in Wolves
rescue act
Monk’s
Luk is in
at Brum
Bolton........................0
Birmingham.............1
By ALAN NIXON
Wolves......................................2
Hull City....................................2
By TOM BARCLAY
NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO brushed
off his awards snub with a rescue
act from his very own Oskar.
Danish supersub Oskar Buur headed
home on his league debut in the 83rd
minute to grab a point for Wolves.
Molineux chief Nuno was overlooked
as the manager choice in the Championship Team of the Season — released
hours before the game — in favour of
Cardiff’s Neil Warnock.
But Nuno said: “I don’t work for
individual prizes, I work for the team
and try to make Wolves a good club.”
Yet he looked to be giving away more
ground to the Bluebirds boss when Ryan
Bennett’s own goal put Hull into a shock
late lead.
That was after David Meyler’s penalty
had cancelled out Diogo Jota’s own
spot-kick in the first half.
But 20-year-old Buur’s heroics ensured
Nuno did not go home empty-handed.
Though Cardiff can now move to
within three points of the league leaders
with a game in hand — if they beat
Wanderers on Friday.
Nuno added: “Oskar is a boy who is in
the Under-23s and is working well. He
has been used before in the Carabao
Cup. He helped the team. Good
for him and good for us.
“We know what it means to
play at Cardiff. It’s a big
game for us and for
them.” Striker Jota
opened the scoring on
18 minutes after he was
tripped by Michael Hector.
He picked himself up and smashed
his spot-kick to Allan McGregor’s right
for his 15th goal of the campaign.
Out of nowhere Hull found themselves
on level terms eight minutes before the
break with another player winning and
scoring a penalty.
Meyler was hauled down by Roderick
Miranda as he attempted to go past the
centre-back and he did the honours from
12 yards, firing coolly down the middle.
Nuno wasted no time in changing
things around, hauling off Miranda for
Benik Afobe at half-time.
But there was a lethargy in the home
side and Hull got the second goal they
deserved as sub Kamil Grosicki’s cross
was turned into his own net by Bennett
on 78 minutes.
But Wolves were not to be beaten as
their unlikely hero Buur stepped up to
nod in Barry Douglas’ cross.
Despite being seven minutes from
causing a shock Hull chief Nigel Adkins
was happy. He said: “We played against
the champions-elect and I thought we
were good value for the point.”
JUTKIEWICZ . . . scorer
JOT ON . . . Jota (left)
enjoys his penalty opener,
while league debutant
Buur (inset) is hailed after
his late Wolves leveller
MATCH STATS
WOLVES
HULL
59%..............Possession..............41%
5/5........Shots on/off target ........2/5
3................Blocked shots ................3
5.....................Corners.....................1
13 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 12
0/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........3/0
CHE ADAMS saw red as
Birmingham battled to a
massive win in their scrap for
Championship survival.
The Blues ace was sent off
for a wild lunge on sub Craig
Noone after a priceless goal
from Lukas Jutkiewicz.
And a raging Adams made a
remark to the fourth official
before kicking out at the
tunnel as he marched off.
He faces a ban and possible
further action for his tantrum
— spoiling a huge night for
Garry Monk and his men.
But boss Monk defended his
player and may even appeal
the dismissal.
He said: “There was nothing
malicious in it. It was a 50-50
ball and he had to go for it.”
Asked about their survival
hopes, Monk added: “We
had 5,000 fans here and
they are starting to
believe in the team.”
Phil
Parkinson’s
Trotters
are
still
above the bottom
three but face
tough
clashes
with Derby, Millwall, Barnsley
and Burton.
Birmingham
took the game
to their rivals —
backed by a huge 4,816-strong
army of travelling fans.
But Bolton ace Will Buckley
wasted the first real chance
when he headed wide.
And some of the attempts
on goal were pitiful, such as
when Brum midfielder David
Davis tried his luck from 30
yards and missed by miles.
Then, out of the blue,
Jutkiewicz swept home a deep
free-kick by Jacques Maghoma
in the 41st minute to get one
over his former club.
The goal woke up Bolton but
they were still booed off by
their own fans at the break.
And when they did try to get
forward in the second half, it
just gave the visitors more
space to counter-attack.
The hosts showed signs
of losing their rag, with Jon
Flanagan booked for hacking
down Adams before his own
dismissal on 67 minutes.
Bolton screamed for a late
penalty when Wes Harding
clearly handled a Buckley
cross in the box.
Parkinson fumed: “It was as
clear a penalty as you’re likely
to see. It ticked all the boxes.
“The game was always going
to be decided on tight
decisions. We have come out
on the wrong side of it.
“I’m very disappointed we
conceded a goal to a set-play.
We have been strong on that.”
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ...............
No one matches our
Championship coverage
10
WOLVES have lost none of their
ten matches played on a
Tuesday this season in all
competitions (W6 D4).
UP FOR IT . . .
Mitrovic’s header
goes in off back of
Kevin McDonald
8
7
in association with
SERBIAN Aleksandar Mitrovic has
hit eight goals in his last eight
games
for
Fulham
in
the
Championship.
HERO HENDO
Bury................0 Rochdale................2
IAN HENDERSON left Bury on the brink of
relegation — but put Rochdale a step closer to
the great escape.
Shakers fans chanted “what a load of rubbish” and
“you’re only here for the money” during a fifth
straight defeat, leaving them 12 points from safety.
Furious Bury boss Ryan Lowe rapped: “If we’re
going to go down, I want
to go down fighting, not
wimping out like that.
“I’m not taking responP W D L F A Pts
sibility for that.”
Blackburn.....39 24 10 5 74 36 82
Shrewsbury.40 24 9 7 55 33 81
Dale are now only one
point
away
from
Wigan............38 24 8 6 72 25 80
Rotherham.. 40 20 6 14 65 49 66
miraculously surviving —
Peterboro.... 40 16 13 11 63 49 61
with a game in hand.
Charlton.......39 17 10 12 53 47 61
Boss Keith Hill said:
Portsmouth.40 19 4 17 51 48 61
“We were in a hole and
Scunthorpe..40 15 15 10 57 48 60
had to be methodical.
Plymouth.....39 17 9 13 51 47 60
“But we’ll leave all the
Bristol R........40 16 6 18 56 60 54
chaos and the carnivals
Bradford.......38 16 5 17 49 56 53
to the pundits.”
Southend.....40 14 11 15 49 59 53
Rochdale went ahead
Fleetwood....40 14 9 17 53 57 51
Doncaster.... 38 12 13 13 47 45 49
thanks to a 30th-minute
Gillingham....39 12 13 14 43 47 49
header by Irish defender
Blackpool.....40 11 14 15 46 52 47
Ryan Delaney, his first
Oxford Utd...39 12 10 17 55 61 46
goal in English football.
Walsall.......... 39 11 11 17 47 58 44
Henderson volleyed in
Oldham.........38 11 10 17 52 66 43
AFC Wim’don 39 11 9 19 37 50 42
his 18th this season from
Calvin Andrew’s pass.
MK Dons........40 10 12 18 40 54 42
Neil Danns missed a
Rochdale...... 38 9 14 15 40 46 41
N’thampton.41 10 10 21 36 69 40
penalty for Bury after
Bury...............40 7 9 24 32 61 30
Jim McNulty handled.
LEAGUE ONE
MATCH STATS
FULHAM
LEEDS
60%..............Possession..............40%
4/5........Shots on/off target ........2/5
6................Blocked shots ................2
6.....................Corners.....................5
9..............Fouls conceded..............10
3/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........2/0
He’s a Mit
of all right
HITMAN FIRES FULHAM
By JOHN DILLON
Fulham.....................2
ALEKSANDAR
MITROVIC
Leeds........................0
struck again as Fulham’s
barnstorming
promotion
surge carried on in record- lucky deflection off his back
after 33 minutes. Even then,
breaking style.
it was the Serb who headed on
They moved within five points
of second-placed Cardiff after
the Serbian striker grabbed his
eighth goal in 11 games on loan
from Newcastle.
The West Londoners’ unbeaten
run now stretches to 18 games —
and they have won no fewer
than 14 times in that spell.
It has surely secured them
a play-off spot already, now
they are 13 points clear of
seventh-placed Bristol City.
And they will hunt Neil
Warnock’s Cardiff all the way
for an automatic promotion spot
if their stunning form continues.
The Bluebirds have a game
in hand — but Cottagers chief
Slavisa Jokanovic said: “We will
try to chase them.
“All we can do is our job and
worry about the next game.
“I’m proud of my team and the
way they are working. My job is
not to be satisfied. It is to get
my players to work still harder.
“Mitrovic has been an important signing for us. He has done
a great job so far.”
On-loan Mitrovic was a handful for the visitors all night,
although it was Kevin McDonald
who put Fulham ahead with a
for the chance.
Jokanovic’s men wrapped up
another impressive victory when
Mitrovic scored from 20 yards
to finish off a ruthless attack.
Fulham’s previous best run
was 15 games undefeated when
they
won
promotion
under
Kevin Keegan in 1998-99.
There was the familiar rapidfire attacking start from the
home side as they racked up
three chances inside 11 minutes.
Mitrovic hit a 15-yard effort
just wide early on before Floyd
Ayite hit a post from just six
yards after Ryan Sessegnon’s
trickery.
Leeds struggled to find any
composure under pressure from
Fulham’s
driving
brand
of
football.
The
breakthrough
finally
came for Fulham in the 33rd
minute and Mitrovic was again
involved — heading on Targett’s
left-wing corner which was then
deflected
in
off
midfielder
McDonald’s back.
It was only the 29-year-old
Scot’s second goal of the season
and he did not really know
much about it. And the home
team’s onslaught continued after
the break as Leeds defender
Stuart Dallas was forced to
head over his own bar from
Ryan Fredericks’ cross.
Mitrovic then unfortunately
got in the way and deflected
Sessegnon’s fierce drive wide.
Superkid Sessegnon, 17, was
denied again by a stunning save
from Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
But Fulham’s hunger was
relentless. And they extended
their lead in the 63rd minute
with a classic piece of dynamic
counter-attacking after Leeds
had finally managed a threat.
Caleb Ekuban got clear in the
box for the visitors but Marcus
Bettinelli made a superb block.
The Cottagers quickly swept
the ball up the other end and
Mitrovic slotted home after a
one-two with Tom Cairney.
Leeds
sub
Jay-Roy
Grot
headed over in the 78th minute
and Pablo Hernandez put a
free-kick wide in added time.
But Fulham were never in any
danger of letting their lead slip.
Leeds boss Paul Heckingbottom
moaned: “The only difference
between the teams was in the
big moments.
“We were on top when they
got their second goal. We missed
a golden opportunity and ten
seconds later, they were two up.
“It hurts. Ekuban has to learn
to do better with the kind of
chance he had and Grot had
another that was perhaps easier.”
8 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
1GG
GOALS Football news
in association with
DARREN’S
IN FAMILY
By GRAHAM HILL
WEST BROM caretaker boss Darren Moore called
for unity in the wake of Alan Pardew’s sacking.
Moore was placed in charge on Monday for the
final six games of a horror season for Albion.
The crisis club plan to appoint a new chief next
month, once the current campaign is over — with
Baggies almost certain to be in the Championship.
Aberdeen boss and ex-Albion skipper Derek McInnes
has joined Leicester No 2 Michael Appleton and Brentford chief Dean Smith as
front runners for the job.
But
former
Baggies
MORE
defender Moore, 43, wants
MANAGERS
to salvage some pride
between now and May
THAN
and took training for the
PREM WINS
first time yesterday.
He said: “West Brom
West Brom victories
has always been a family
2017-18
for me and that’s a word
Bournemouth (h)
I shall focus on — family.
“We need to get the
Burnley
(a)
unity back among players,
Brighton
(h)
staff,
fans,
everyone
connected with Albion. It
Baggies bosses this term
is the only way forward.”
Moore hailed Pardew
Tony Pulis (Aug-Nov)
for giving him a chance
Gary Megson (Nov)
as first-team coach.
Alan Pardew (Nov-Apr)
He is now the club’s
fourth man in charge this
Darren Moore (Apr-)
season after Gary Megson
briefly took charge when
Tony Pulis was sacked.
business, but results have
Moore said: “It’s never not gone for us.”
nice to see someone
Albion will be looking
leave their job.
to end a run of nine
“Alan
Pardew defeats against Swansea
showed faith in me on Saturday. Moore could
and gave me the be boosted by the return
chance to work at of £13million Nacer Chadli.
first-team
coach
The Belgian playmaker,
level. For that, I’ll always 28, has been out for most
be grateful.
of the season after injur“Management’s a brutal ing his thigh last year.
TOP 5 TOTTENHAM SALARIES
(PER WEEK)
Harry Kane
Hugo Lloris
Jan Vertonghen
Heung-min Son
Toby Alderweireld
£100,000
£100,000
£89,000
£85,000
£80,000
TOP 5 PREM WEEKLY SALARIES
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Paul Pogba (Man Utd)
Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)
Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd)
£505,000
£350,000
£290,000
£280,000
£250,000
By OSCAR PAUL
SPURS are expected to
hand out bumper new
deals to Harry Kane and
Co after posting record
profits of more than
£300MILLION.
Chairman Daniel Levy has
already
been
handsomely
rewarded by the club — with
his salary DOUBLING to more
than £6m-a-year.
Fans have been fearing that
Tottenham’s lack of trophies
and modest wages could see
their stars look elsewhere,
with La Liga giants Barcelona
and Real Madrid circling to
pounce.
But
the
club
yesterday
announced a massive 46 per
cent increase in revenue up
to June 2017 — from £209.8m
to £306.3m.
Levy declared in February
that roughly 50 per cent of
income is spent on wages.
With nearly an extra £100m
in the coffers, Tottenham
moneymen are finally in a
position to potentially hand
the likes of Kane, Dele Alli
and boss Mauricio Pochettino
new contracts by the end of
the season.
Kane, 24, is currently on
£100,000 a week — which is a
whopping £405,000 less than
the league’s highest earner
Alexis Sanchez takes home
every seven days.
England midfielder Dele,
21, only takes home about
£60,000
a
week,
while
Pochettino is on £5.5m a year.
The Argentine has privately
been
assured
nobody
he
wants to keep will be sold
this summer — although the
futures of defenders Toby
Alderweireld and Danny Rose
remain uncertain.
And with the extra millions
at their disposal, hopes will
be raised that Spurs will
splash the cash on new
signings this summer as
they look to challenge
for the title in their first
year in the revamped
White Hart Lane.
The
dramatic
increase in revenue
was largely due to
BAGG MAN. . . Pardew (left) gave
Moore a chance as first-team coach
KANE ’N CO EYE WAGE LIFT
the new Premier League TV
deal, combined with their
highest-ever league finish last
season and participation in
the Champions League.
TV and media revenues
jumped from £94.8m in 2016
to £149.8m, while improved
performances
in
Europe
saw their gate receipts and
prize money rise from £18.7m
to £44.6m.
Spurs’ 3-1 landmark win
at Chelsea on Sunday
means they are almost
certain to qualify for
the Champions League
again next season.
And
despite
the
money
flowing
in,
Levy
(left)
warned
fans there will be
“many challenges”
as
they
move
into
the
revamped White Hart Lane
next season.
The club will see income
sky-rocket
further
once
they are in their new 62,000capacity
home,
through
higher ticket prices and an
increase in corporate boxes.
But there are concerns
the club will have to ask the
Premier League to switch
their opening home games, as
West Ham did this year, to
give them extra time to get
the stadium ready.
Levy, comfortably the best
paid football exec in the
country, said: “Extraordinary
levels of financial and human
resource have seen significant
progress on capital projects.
“Schemes are under way at
both the new stadium site
and our training centre.
“As custodians of the club,
we are ever conscious of
the need to ensure the future
stability of the club whilst
managing its growth.
“We are in a historic period
for the club and there is a
growing sense of excitement.
“There will, however, be
many
challenges
in
the
coming months as we near
the latter stages of the construction of the new stadium
and its opening.
“But the drive and determination to deliver our best
across all areas of the club,
together with the unity and
support
of
all
involved,
will, I believe, see us meet
those challenges.”
Greek boss
exiles flops
THE ruthless owner of
Greek club Olympiakos
has fined his flops and
ordered them to stay
away from the club.
Tycoon Evangelos Marinakis — who also owns
Nottingham
Forest
—
vowed to call up kids from
the Under-20s after a
furious rant at his players
following
Sunday’s
1-1
draw against Levadiakos.
He stormed: “I and the
rest of the fans have
tolerated you enough.
“You will leave today
and go on holiday.
“The
amateur
teams
live with the basics, they
love
Olympiakos
and
their
supporters
much
more than you do.
“I pay millions for you
By DAVE FRASER
to have everything. With
your actions, I fired three
coaches but it looks like
you were at fault.
“I will build Olympiakos
from the beginning and
it will become the team
we are dreaming of.”
Shipping magnate Marinakis fined the players
£350,000 after a number
of disappointing results.
Olympiakos have won
the league for the past
seven years but are in
real danger of losing
their crown.
Their draw leaves them
in third place, six points
adrift of Athens rivals
AEK in the title race and
having played a game
extra.
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