Sun 25P 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 10 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˚ Put any number from 1 to 9 in the 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. 25 FRI 9˚ 11 29 SAT 11˚ 13 20 11 19 28 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. CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS THE Sun aims to have the highest standards. Let us know if we make mistakes. The Sun is a founding member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation. To complain to us about the code it enforces, go to www.thesun.co.uk/ipso. Email email@example.com or write to The Sun Ombudsman, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. We pay for your stories We are always after good stories – and we pay big money for them every day. Call our newsdesk and we’ll call you straight back. Call: 020 7782 4100 or our Manchester office on: 0161 9355351 WhatsApp: 0742 372 0250 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or our Manchester office on: email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com 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.” firstname.lastname@example.org 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.” email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.” email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 9 10 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM 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? FORME BrattonR US police New Yo slashed thecommissione r Bill murder time in rk and Los A ra police charge. Here ngeles durintes in how th ey can , he tells Lon g his d do the same. on’s 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. 1GM 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. email@example.com 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.” Dance factor rules out Cheryl bi arre PAGES 20 & 21 11 12 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM 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 Eurocontrol warned that have the problem fixed approximately half of the by late last night. 29,500 flights expecHEATHROW and ted in the EuroGatwick airports pean network face flight delays could have for the next some delay due three weeks as to a “system new air traffic outage.” control techLast night nology is an aviation exintroduced. pert said if tracey.boles@ 15,000 planes the-sun.co.uk 41 Countries run flights through 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. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... 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.” firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 13 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.” 14 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM 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 V BIO: “I ITALJUS, 33, and conlike it simple an LONDON, CAB d d IN-CRE OPENE itions apply.” honest. Chem W R: “How istry is al MANAGER ’ve you l that m been?” atters. Te rm 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 1GM 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. K, , YORANT Y, 21 EMILIL ASSIST at I RETA ll them wh give a I te and BIO: ied at uni gram. stud my Insta to target link to ER: I try eir t. N OPE ething in thn interes som res, like a tu pic 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 16 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM 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.” email@example.com 1GM Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... 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.” 18 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 APR 1GM MAY JUN 2 FREE TICKETS 2 FREE TICKETS 2 FREE TICKETS TO JOIN VISIT SUNSAVERS.CO.UK OR GET THE APP & START COLLECTING CODES CASH★TREATS ★PRIZES LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob conﬁgurations, the Miniﬁgure, DUPLO and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2018 The LEGO Group. 18+ UK residents only (excludes Northern Ireland, Isle of Man & Channel Islands). Multiple unique code collect. T&Cs apply, visit savers.thesun.co.uk/terms 1GM 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.” firstname.lastname@example.org ............... Subscribe free on Apple Podcasts, iTunes or your favourite podcast provider 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 Email: email@example.com bi Twitter: @danwootton MY TEAM: Stuart Pink, bit 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 . . . MARK RONS is up for a top ON prize at next month’s BM I Pop Awards in the Brit hitmaker US. The Uptown Funk behind given the Chwill be Award to ma ampion creative achiev rk his and charitable woements rk. bi meter: mags strongholden don’t hook it up 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. l Star Wars fans launch petition l Trailer out for Scooby Doo spin- ............... 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. for Meryl Streep to replace Carrie Fisher as Leia l Linkin Park selling used instruments for charity off Daphne & Velma l Ed Sheeran raps lawsuit over song he wrote for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM 1GM Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... 23 ............... sunsavers.co.uk Edited by JANE HAMILTON DESIGNER DOUBLE Pay away DID you get a little pay rise this Easter? Changes to the National Living Wage mean workers over 25 will now earn a minimum £7.83 an hour, up from £7.50. 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All deals and offers subject to availability. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 3-DAY FORECAST TODAY TOMORROW FRIDAY 26 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM 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.” 1GM 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 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... 27 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. EXCLUSIVE by DANIEL The former nursery JONES, Consumer Editor manager, from Gidea Park, Essex, said: “As I be that the parts might was putting it in the come loose and could be envelope I spotted the a choking risk.” The blunder comes warning and was shocked after the retailer last year at the oversight. I messed up the wasn’t really sure design of hunwhat was dandreds of diaries gerous but I by printing the decided not to year 2108 instead give it in the end. of 2018. My guess would Paperchase has Hazard . . . lion card not commented. 28 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM STILL TO COME IN deidre Sun ‘I did not kill father’ THE Will Ben play away while girlfriend Hattie’s on holiday? PAGE 34 DAILY Generation Game legend slams new hosts Mel & Sue How to handle your mother-in law. Tip: Be nice PAGE 33 STARTS PAGE 35 ++PLUS++ Letters and Mystic Meg – Page 39 l Puzzles – Page 40 l City – Page 41 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 my y g ing o pho it v nev T adm m wh h hass Jaw w ler’’ O mo o fro In B occ c fro had d gre e 1GM Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... 29 AMPIONS A WOMEN...THANKS TO HIS MUM 6 I spent day with the Queen . . . we really got along7 6 I love working in Britain . . . it’s my second home 7 6Brit TV is great. Broadchurch is one of my faves 7 scene from VISION . . . One, set Ready Player n over by in world takety, main virtual reali STRENGTH . . . aged four in 1950 with mum Leah and dad Arnold It’s time for an Indiana Joan movie Says STEVEN SPIELBERG y phone and I am always checkg my messages. Even taking the one away from me and putting o somewhere out of sight — it’s ver far out of mind.” v The double Oscar-winner also T mits he is addicted to work, m hich explains the 35 films he h s directed including classics ws, ET, Jurassic Park, Schindw ’s ’ List and Saving Private Ryan. On O top of that, he has produced ore than 80 movies, ranging o 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 1GM 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 1GM 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 COLLECT EIGHT TOKENS OR CODES Subject to availability. T&Cs apply. Multiple code collect. Booking closes 04/05/2018. Based on four sharing. SOTLLAECRTINTG C RDAY THIS SATU 31 32 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM 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) ★★★ FILM4 freeview 15 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 Ross 5.00-6.30am James Max ............... Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton must watch WHAT? Housing Yorkshire: Somewhere To Call Home, 9pm, Channel 5. WHY? In this documentary about Yorkshire housing officers, Jas looks into claims that some tenants have fraudulently obtained a three-bedroom house. I’ve launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video Degeneration shame Email: email@example.com ALEX: MY ONE HELL 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.” bi bit s SIR THE Voice coache OLLY TOM JONES, M and .I.A LL WI , MURS HUDSON JENNIFER ’s live will open Saturday g THE final by singin Come ck tra S LE BEAT on, they Together. Later ets with will perform du r acts. the remaining fou Twitter: @danwootton LEGEND SLATES SHOW 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. l Corrie’s Helen Flanagan not sure when she’ll return 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. 34 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM dear deidre Head to thesun.co.uk/deardeidre to read more readers’ letters. To find how my problem page works, see thesun.co.uk/deardeidrefaqs 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 topic4today GAMBLING is easier than ever and, for most, it is a fun flutter. But it can be a life-wrecking addiction. If you struggle to know when to stop, my leaflet Gambling Problem? explains self-help. Get a copy at the address below or send me a message on Facebook. firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Discount based on public prices (local taxes excluded). For full details of meals included and the selection of restaurants available please see magicbreaks.co.uk, restrictions may apply. All offers are subject to availability and Disneyland® Paris terms and conditions. For full details of the offer see magicbreaks.co.uk. ^Price is based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12 sharing a Trapper Cabin at Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch on selected dates. +Offer is limited to one car carrying up to 6 occupants per booking on selected dates between 01/03/201820/07/2018, subject to availability. Cars over 1.85m or with a roofbox are subject to available space. 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 FALLING deidre’s photo casebook FOR PAL 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? EVERY PROBLEM GETS A FREE PERSONAL REPLY usually in 24hrs weekdays 1. Email me: email@example.com 2. Private message me on Facebook facebook.com/DearDeidreOfficial 3. Write to me: Deidre Sanders, The Sun, London SE1 9GF (enclose SAE) 4. Or follow me on Twitter: @deardeidre 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. DAILY 1GM SPRING is trying its best, 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. SPRING INTO ACTION Clock, £35, cuckooland.com 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, Wooden frame, £15.99, Zara Home Storage tins, £13 for set of three, Next 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 Vase, £20, Matalan Edited by JOELY CHILCOTT and barely spoke to her at the nuptials. Thankfully, that hostility has now passed. But should you persevere in attempting to win over your PESTERS ME TO SEE KIDS Cushion, £20, Debenhams 35 TIPS ON COPING WITH THE OTHER WOMAN IN HIS LIFE THINKS SHE IS ALWAYS RIGHT Tea pot, £12.99, TK Maxx Wednesday April 4 2018 ............... 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 Be 24/7 with your daily fix in The Sun, your weekend indulgence with magazine every Sunday AND D non-stop fashion and beauty news at thesun.co.uk/fabulous 36 ................ Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM 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 1GM Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... 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. 37 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. 38 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM 1GM 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- TXT US ON 07537 410199 Don’t forget to include your name. Standard text rates from your provider apply 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 email, fax, write or comment online We pay £50 for our Star Letter of the day: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax us on 020 7782 4170 or write to Dear Sun, The Sun, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Include your full name and address. You can share your views at thesun.co.uk YOU could win £1,000 with super Sun Bingo. Just check the numbers below against those on grids in play on your gamecard. Complete ONE grid of 15 numbers and you win or share the prize. Claim details are on your card. 48 64 49 28 78 16 68 71 35 57 Play more Free Bingo at sunbingo.co.uk/freebingo 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. 39 40 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM puzzles BRAINBUSTER What’s the ﬁlm? What is 7/8 of 2/3 of 75% of 80% of 6500? We’ve got all your favourite brain teasers Check today’s answers before midnight by calling 0906 757 7142 for Across and 0906 757 7143 for Down. 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For 4 Extra Clues Call 0901 322 5002 or text SUNWORD to 84901. 4 1 2 2 3 4 1 2 4 2 3 3 1 3 4 1 Words from Collins Concise Dictionary. BRILLIANT: 37. EXCELLENT: 31. GOOD: 26. GREAT SCORE FOR KIDS: 20. YESTERDAY: Deft, delight, dhoti, diet, dolt, dote, edit, eight, felt, fetid, ﬁdget, ﬁght, ﬁlth, ﬂight, ﬂit, gift, gifted, gilet, gilt, gite, heft, helot, hilt, holt, hotel, left, legit, lift, lifted, light, lighted, lithe, loft, loth, loti, thief, tide, tied, tilde, tile, tiled, toed, toil, toile, toiled, told. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Teaser 2 7 6 5 9 4 1 3 8 8 5 3 1 2 6 9 4 7 4 9 1 8 3 7 6 5 2 3 4 8 7 1 5 2 6 9 9 1 7 4 6 2 5 8 3 6 2 5 3 8 9 7 1 4 1 3 9 2 5 8 4 7 6 7 8 2 6 4 1 3 9 5 5 6 4 9 7 3 8 2 1 Toughie 6 2 9 3 7 8 1 4 5 7 8 1 4 9 5 2 6 3 4 3 5 6 2 1 7 9 8 1 4 2 8 6 7 3 5 9 3 6 7 2 5 9 8 1 4 9 5 8 1 4 3 6 7 2 8 7 6 9 3 4 5 2 1 5 1 4 7 8 2 9 3 6 2 9 3 5 1 6 4 8 7 Check today’s answers by calling 0906 757 7145 before midnight. 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(6) 21 Some standing at ease for opening (4) 23 King removed in complete defeat (4) PAGE 2 EVENS SOLUTION: Line 1 6298 Line 2 2315 Line 3 8579 Line 4 4126 Two sets of clues but the answers are the same TWO-SPEED CROSSWORD 2 3 Cryptic clues 1 SUNMOJI 1GM CITY Sun THE FTSE 100 FELL 26.15 TO 7030.46 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. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... 41 Tel: 020 7782 4050 e-mail: email@example.com £1 BUYS €1.15, US$1.41. BRENT CRUDE $68.10 Edited by TRACEY BOLES 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 Num active mbeer of who usembers servicethe lHUGE BOOST FOR SPOTIFY lUSERS LURE INVESTORS 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. 42 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1GM Home Shopping JWheji 9^Wji Overseas Travel Mobility Book your advertising 24/7 Use our self-service website and follow the simple steps. DING INCLU NDS E WEEK thesun.co.uk/ advertise 2GM CANELO ALVAREZ P 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.” Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... 43 APRIL 15 COMMONWEALTH GAMES UNTIL BBC TV & RADIO 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. Tweet @vikkiorvice 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. SING IT FOR ENGLAND SEARCH NPOWER TEAM ENGLAND TO HEAR A NEW VERSION OF ‘JERUSALEM’, OUR OFFICIAL ANTHEM FOR THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES 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 GO ONLINE AT THESUN.CO.UK/SPORT/HORSERACING 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (5) (7) (6) (9) (2) (1) (8) (4) (3) 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 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 3 4 5 6 (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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (4) (6) (2) (9) (8) (7) (5) (1) (3) 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 (6) (4) (1) (2) (5) (3) 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (3) (2) (6) (7) (1) (5) (4) 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 . . . AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SUNRACING 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 1 (11) 2 (1) 3 (2) 4 (4) 5 (7) 6 (5) 7 (6) 8 (10) 9 (9) 10 (3) 11 (8) 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 (1) (6) (3) (5) (4) (2) 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. % 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. 2GM SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES 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) SKY BET LEAGUE ONE 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 17 18 19 19 F 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 ............... 47 1 DAY TO GO Write stuff ‘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 BASKETBALL BBL CHAMPIONSHIP - Newcastle 86 Worcester 83. TODAY’S SPORT (7.45 unless stated) UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Quarter-final, 1st Legs Barcelona v Roma .......................... Liverpool v Man City ...................... LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP - Celtic v Dundee. EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER - Frome Town v Slough, Redditch v Royston Town, Tiverton v Biggleswade Town. BOSTIK PREMIER - Harrow Borough v Lowestoft Town. BASKETBALL: BBL Championship London v Plymouth (7.30). SPEEDWAY: Premiership - Poole v Wolverhampton (7.30). 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.” US MASTERS SPECIAL HAVE A CHEEKY LITTLE PUNT TCHA #YOUBE 18+ STAY IN CONTROL. LEAVE BEFORE YOU LOSE IT. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG Offer available to new and existing customers (except those we have notiﬁed are restricted from receiving promotions). Offer only applies to bets on the Outright Winner and the Outright Winner Win Only markets for The Masters (cash bets only) placed between 16.00 on 28th March and 23.59 on Wednesday 4th April 2018. Both the win and each way part of Outright Winner market bets will qualify. No in-play bets qualify. Should Tiger Woods win The Masters, any losing stake of up to £20 on these markets will be credited back as cash. Offer applies only to ﬁrst qualifying bet. Maximum refund is £20. Refunds will be credited within 48 hours. Standard T&Cs and betting rules apply. 48 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 THE MASTERS 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.” 1GM 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 1GM Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... THE GAME FOR GLORY ROR DEAL . . . McIlroy has an impressive record at Augusta but is yet to win there 49 THE No1 TEAM IN FOOTBALL IN PRINT Our Masters pullout will keep you on course with the Augusta action. ON AIR 6am: BREAKFAST Alan Brazil discusses the big stories with guests Stuart Pearce, Danny Murphy and Sam Warburton. 10am: JIM WHITE The man-in-the-know is joined by comic Bob Mills and former Ireland striker Tony Cascarino. 1pm: H&J Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs are joined by the South American football expert Tim Vickery. 4pm: DRIVE England cricketing great Darren Gough is alongside Adrian Durham for opinions and in-depth drivetime debate. 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 LOVE LETTERS TO SERGIO – P47 MASTERS PULLOUT – TOMORROW ONLINE thesun.co.uk/sport 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.” EUREKA Meet the British inventor who is now revolutionising the training-ground tools used by Barcelona and Arsenal. EURO ZONE Follow live coverage from the Champions League clashes between Liverpool and Man City plus Barcelona v Roma. MASTER BLASTER Keep up to date with everything going on at Augusta, as we continue the countdown to The Masters. 50 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 THE MASTERS 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.” Rory has game for glory — P48, 49 FIST-BUMP . . . Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods enjoy their surprise Augusta practice round together 2GM 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). ADVERTORIAL COMES TO AN END Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... RUSSIA 2018 COUNTDOWN COUNTD 71 DAYS TO GO THE oldest manager to appear at a World Cup finals is Otto Rehhagel. The German was 71 years and 317 days when he took charge of Greece’s final group game against Argentina in South Africa in 2010. Unfortunately his Greek side failed to qualify from the group stage after defeats against South Korea and Argentina. They beat Nigeria 2-1. The maverick coach resigned as manager of the Greece national side shortly after they went out of the competition. He did not stop there and went on to manage Bundesliga’s Hertha Berlin. 52 ............... Wednesday, April 4, 2018 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... Tweet @davekidd_ Dave Kidd UTD FANS ARE CHIEF SPORTS WRITER 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 From Back Page 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.” LIKELY LINE-UPS this situation last season. Teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, when 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 Good, Glad, Ugly — Goals P2, 3 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 LIVERPOOL v MAN CITY Last 30 games between the two clubs at Anﬁeld MAN CITY WINS LIVERPOOL WINS 20 DRAWS 1 9 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 Turn to P46 1GM 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 Turn to Page 55 NO RUN OF THE MIL GAME . . . Liverpool’s James Milner limbers up for City y(7HA3A7*MQSTNT( |||+=!&' 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 Turn to Page 55 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 Turn to Page 50 © NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS Ltd, 2018. Published and licensed for distribution in electronic and all other derivative formats by News Group Newspapers Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF, 020 7782 4000. 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Juventus........................0 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 Turn to Page 5 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 4ft 9in From NEIL ASHTON in HE gets a straight ten n Cristiano Ronaldo, recorr that he is, became the fii to score in ten successive e ons League matches. Ronnie’s second here in Turr rageous overhead kick after 6 is one of the finest goals in n Cup history. Not quite as important a picked out of the sky by Zinedine Zidane in the against Bayer Leverkusen. Only a fraction short of the e ing solo goal scored by Lionel Messi when he put R in the 2011 semi-final at the All the same, this belting s too far behind. Ronaldo’s goal, recreatii famous overhead in Escape was textbook stuff. The shape, the body, the timing, the execution: Everyth h place. He converted Dani Carva a hammering his dreamy overh his good friend Gianluigi B was staring helplessly in Juv v The reaction — stunne e followed by respectful appll 40,000 Juve fans standing ope e — was the only appropriate r something so exceptional. By then he had already first, throwing out a leg to d cross beyond Buffon after thrr Ronnie’s hot streak starte e season’s final, when the GOA A est Of All Time) scored twic c 4-1 destruction of Juventus d Cardiff. Only a fool or a betting would dare to predict when n where this jaw-dropping run come to an end. The Real Madrid forward d bossing European football. The Champions League,, trophy he won once with M chester United and followed d 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 Bayern Munich..2 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. He added: “We started OK but then we were badly organised and did not pl wa a Sp p Eu u th h Att Sa a wo o e be off Un n qu u bo o fro o Ja a 2GG final, f first leg 9 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ............... IN his last 11 shots on target against keeper Gianluigi Buffon, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has netted NINE goals. 19 JUVENTUS conceded three goals in the home leg of a CL KO tie for the first time in 19 years — since their 3-2 semi defeat v Man Utd in 1999. erfect e 10 ANO A SMASHES ANOTHER RECORD AL A MARCH TOWARDS LAST FOUR Turin n. n rd-breaker r irst player i e Champi- rin, r an out64 6 minutes, n European as a the one his coach 2002 final e shimmerBarcelona’s Real to bed R Bernabeu. trike is not ing Pele’s i to Victory, angles, the hing was in h ajal’s cross, a ead beyond Buffon, who B ve’s goal. v ed silence e lause from l en-mouthed e response to r scored his divert Isco’s d ree minutes. r ed in last e AT A (Greatce c in the down in d man n and n will d is , a ManM d up Juventus...............0 Real Madrid........3 Ronaldo 3, 64; Marcelo 72 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. Tweet @neilashton_ 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.