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TEACHERS IN
FEAR OF KIDS
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Attempts to throttle staff and gouge eyes ‘are part of the daily grind’
TEACHERS are dealing with a surge in
classroom violence from children as
young as four, it was claimed yesterday.
Staff regularly face attempts to strangle
them and gouge their eyes, with some
troubled youngsters lashing out up to
seven times every day, the NASUWT
teaching union’s conference was told.
Kelly Watkins, who is expecting a
by DOMINIC YEATMAN
baby, said being ‘spat at, bitten and
pinched’ were part of her daily routine as
special needs co-ordinator at a primary
school in Shropshire.
She told the conference: ‘In the last two
years, behaviour in children has increased
to an extremely violent level. It’s increas-
ingly hard to get children into the right
provision because of the hoops needed to
get them into the right place.’
Mrs Watkins, 38, revealed she had often
been called to deal with a four-year-old
reception class pupil who ‘scratched,
gouged eyes, pulled hair’.
She said a nine-year-old had tried to
throttle her, adding: ‘They pushed my
n Man found dead 48 hours after calling 999 for ambulance
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scarf up and they knew what they were
doing. I had to get a colleague to go and
get a pair of scissors to get the scarf off.
‘After that, it was take off anything –
scarf, lanyard, cardigan, necklace – anything that might be used as a weapon.’
Another teacher, Russ Walters, said the
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2 METRO Tuesday, April 3, 2018
‘Low poiintt’ in batttl
to free jailed Brito
THE husband of jailed Briton
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
said he is disappointed Bori
Johnson has ‘failed to deli
her freedom.
Richard Ratcliffe said t
battle to bring her home
two years after her
arrest in Iran has been
a ‘test of endurance’. I
comes after the
foreign secretary’s
unsuccessful bids to
secure her release.
Recent weeks have
been a ‘low point’, Mr
Ratcliffe said. Ms
Zaghari-Ratcliffe is
serving five years for
spying charges. She wa
arrested at Tehran
airport on April 3, 2016.
Held in Iran:
Mr Ratcliffe
holds photo
with wife and
daughter PA
Diesel pollution
facts up in the air
GOVERNMENT officials have
no idea how much dangerous
air pollution is being emitted
by diesel trains in the UK, a
response to a Freedom of
Information request suggests.
The Department for
Transport said it did not hold
information on the annual
output of nitrogen oxides from
the diesel train fleet.
Nitrogen oxides are harmful
pollutants, which mostly come
from road transport,
particularly diesel vehicles.
The UK is already eight years
late in meeting legal targets to
curb pollution in 37 air quality
zones across the country.
Anti-Jewish
bigotry must
stop, urges
Momentum
by ANDREW WOODCOCK
COMPLAINTS of anti-Semitism within
Labour are no mere right-wing smear
campaign, Momentum has said.
Anti-Jewish bias among party members is more widespread than was initially thought, said the leaders of the
Jeremy Corbyn-backing movement.
Momentum’s national co-ordinating
group said Labour had failed to deal
with ‘numerous’ cases ‘in a sufficiently
decisive, swift and transparent manner’.
‘Accusations of anti-Semitism should
not and cannot be dismissed simply as
right-wing smears nor as the result of
conspiracies,’ the NCG said.
‘Current examples of anti-Semitism
within the Labour party are not only a
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and said anyone found guilty of it faced
expulsion. He told Channel 4 News:
‘There is genuine concern and we are
dealing with it by investigating every
problem of a few, extreme “bad apples” case that is brought to our attention.’
Rhea Wolfson, a Jewish member of
but also of unconscious bias.
‘This manifests itself in varied, Labour’s national executive committee,
nuanced and subtle ways and is more has said she is frustrated at the pace of
widespread than many of us had under- action to combat anti-Semitism.
Lord Triesman, a former general secstood even a few months ago.’
The NCG’s statement came after the retary of the party, has hinted failure to
tackle the problem could lead to the perSunday Times revealed anti-Semitic
secution witnessed in Nazi Germessages were among hundreds of
many. He warned Labour risked a
abusive posts made by members
‘1930s outcome’ unless firmer
of pro-Corbyn Facebook groups.
action was taken.
Labour has moved to distance
Comedian Eddie Izzard, who
itself from the groups and party
has just joined the NEC, told the
leader Mr Corbyn has deleted his
Daily Mirror: ‘We must
personal Facebook page.
make amends and
Mr Corbyn last night
repair the damage
vowed he would not
1930s fears: Labour
within the Jewish
tolerate any antipeer Lord Triesman
community.’
Semitism in the party
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 METRO 3
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while arranging a birthday party
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The couple, who announced their
split last November, saw their marriage falter five years ago when
Hollywood admitted an affair with
Marcela Valladolid, 39, his co-star on
the US version of Bake Off.
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MEGHAN MARKLE’S father is
said to be ‘terrified’ at the
prospect of escorting his daughter
down the aisle at her wedding to
Prince Harry.
The ceremony next month will
attract an audience of millions of
people around the world. But
Meghan’s father, Thomas
Markle Sr, is nervous about
representing not only his family
but also the US.
In addition Mr Markle, 73, a
retired Hollywood lighting director
who now lives in Mexico, will be
struggling with a knee injury at
the wedding in St George’s Chapel,
Windsor on May 19.
Royal biographer Andrew
Morton has written about 36-yearold Meghan’s family in his book
Meghan: A Hollywood Princess.
In the book, serialised by The
Sun On Sunday, Meghan’s half-
brother Thomas Jr told Morton: ‘I
know how proud he will be to take
her arm and walk her down the
aisle. But I also know how terrified
he will be. If he doesn’t go, he will
regret it for the rest of his life. He
is not just representing his family,
he is representing America.’
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BRITAIN’S biggest police force no
longer automatically believes rape and
sex assault complainants.
Metropolitan Police chief Cressida
Dick said ‘clumsy behaviour’ by
‘somebody who fancies somebody
else’ was not a matter for officers.
She said they must investigate rather
than blindly believe allegations and
should always keep an open mind
when a victim has come forward.
Ms Dick (pictured), who took the
top job at Scotland Yard last year, told
The Times: ‘It is very important to victims to feel that they are going
to be believed. Of course, we
are likely to believe you but
we are investigators and we
have to investigate.’
Officers were given guidelines to start from the
assumption that allegations were true after
by JOEL TAYLOR
failures to properly investigate serial
sex offending by the likes of Jimmy
Savile.
But the Met was later condemned
for giving credence to uncorroborated
claims of a Westminster sex abuse
ring, made by one alleged victim.
Ms Dick said she had told her staff to
treat complainants with dignity but
avoid leaping to conclusions.
‘We should listen to them and we
should record what they say,’ she
said. ‘From that moment on, we are
investigators.’
She added: ‘As a cop, opposed to
a citizen, I’m interested in crime. If
it’s a long time ago, or it’s very
trivial, or I’m not likely to get a
criminal justice outcome,
I’m not going to spend a
lot of resources on it.’
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 METRO 5
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Man is found dead
48 hours after he
called 999 for help
AN NHS trust has launched an
inquiry into the death of a man 48
hours after his 999 call for help.
Jonathan Dear, 46, told an ambulance operator he felt ‘weak’ and
was about to pass out. But his March
15 call was deemed ‘non-emergency’ and no ambulance was sent.
He was found dead at home in
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 48 hours
later by a family member who
became worried because he was not
answering his phone.
The East of England Ambulance
Service NHS Trust is investigating
the way the call was handled.
But his family are angry at the
by TOMMY LUMBY
trust’s lack of communication. Mr
Dear’s daughter, who did not want
to be named, said: ‘Is it usual to find
out there is an inquiry through the
media? We’ve had no idea an
inquiry is even to take place.’
She added: ‘It’s upsetting they
wouldn’t even contact the family.’
An ambulance spokesman said a
999 call was received at 10.08am on
March 15 from a man who reported
feeling ‘run down and weak’. He
said: ‘Based on the information provided, [it] was coded as a category
4, a non-emergency call. The patient
was advised that we would not be
attending and was advised to contact GP, pharmacy or attend A&E.
‘At 12.46pm on March 17 we
received a report of a man who was
not breathing. A paramedic attended
in 11 minutes. Sadly, there was
nothing that could be done.’
The Essex coroner will be deciding whether to hold an inquest.
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Brazen daylight bid to steal 133mph bike
Locked out: Raid footage DEADLINE
FOUR thugs tried to steal a
£6,500 motorbike from outside a
house in broad daylight, ignoring
warnings from the occupants
who were filming them.
Footage shows two of the gang
approach the bike as residents
shout: ‘Gotcha. Oi the police are
coming. F*** off, get away.’
Apparently unperturbed, the
thieves pull the cover off the bike
and begin trying to get it free
with an angle grinder.
One of them then appears to
point out a second lock at which
they decide to give up on the
133mph Yamaha MT07.
Then one of the crooks takes
revenge by casually smashing
windows on a car parked outside
the same property.
The raid – the third attempt to
steal the bike – was filmed in
Carshalton, Surrey, on Sunday
by Shaun Thompson, in his 30s.
The clip has been viewed over a
million times after Mr Thompson
posted it on YouTube, writing:
‘These guys have tried to steal
my bike for the 3rd time this
week! I am f****** steaming!’
He filmed the gang – all
wearing motorcycle helmets –
from an open upstairs window.
He said: ‘The confidence they
have is unbelievable. I wanted to
go out there, but anything could
happen.’
TWO men have died in a crash
after a car was driven on the
wrong side of a motorway.
Police were called at 2.34am
yesterday to reports of a car
driving eastbound on the
westbound carriageway of the
M62 near Huddersfield. They
found two wrecked cars.
Dad-of-two Adam Afsar, 34,
of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire,
and his best friend Jason
Wilby, 37, were dead inside a
Ŝkoda Octavia.
A 22-year-old man, believed
to be the driver of a black
Vauxhall Insignia, was arrested
on suspicion of causing death
by dangerous driving. He is
also alleged to have failed a
roadside breath test.
Mr Afsar’s mother Tish Peace
said her son had been working
his first shift for Dewsbury
firm Harris Pets Transport. ‘He
was the eldest and the light of
my life,’ she said.
Harris Pets Transport posted
a message of condolence on
its Facebook page.
6 METRO Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Dad-to-be dies on Army
diving training course
A SOLDIER, whose wife is
expecting their first child, has died
in a ‘tragic diving incident’, the
Ministry of Defence said yesterday.
LCpl George Partridge was on
the final week of a training course
to become an Army diver.
The 27-year-old, who joined the
Army in 2010, previously served
in Afghanistan and was based
with the 26 Engineer Regiment in
Perham Down, Wiltshire. His
commanding officer described
him as an ‘exemplary soldier’.
The keen rugby player died on
March 26 at the National Dive
Activity Centre in Chepstow,
Monmouthshire. The Army is
investigating. Colleague Cpl
Anthony Matthews said: ‘He was
a family-oriented man who was
looking forward to starting his
family with his wife Zoe.
‘He was both a physically and
mentally fit person who relished
any challenge thrown in his
direction.’
His squadron commander Maj
Matt Walker said the loss of this
‘epic junior non-commissioned
officer leaves a void in the
squadron that can’t be filled’.
Fellow LCpl Ash Skerten
said: ‘If I could be half the man
he was I would be proud. He was
the best soldier.’
METRO BITES
n THE BBC says it plans to
have an equal number of male
and female experts across its
programmes by April 2019. The
aim is a ‘50/50 split’ on news
and current affairs, it added.
n TAKE ME OUT host Paddy
McGuinness, 44, and wife
Christine, 30, have ‘finally
conquered a family holiday’
with their four-year-old autistic
twins. They went to Preston.
n THE 1812 Overture by
Tchaikovsky has been voted to
the top spot in the Classic FM
Hall of Fame. Eight-times
winner Rachmaninov’s Piano
Concerto No.2 came second.
Teachers wear
bibs to protect
against spitting
» Continued from Page 1
assistant head at his Lancashire
school had been in hospital for a
week after a 14-year-old headbutted
him. He said he had heard that staff
at one special needs school wore bibs
because they were spat at so often.
‘I asked why they didn’t put a
bullseye in the middle of the tabard
and go the whole hog,’ he said.
Mr Walters added: ‘Teachers are
standing on the edge of a precipice.
It fills me with dread to hear newly
qualified teachers talking about six
or seven incidents during a day.’
NASUWT said failure to provide
special needs assessments had led to
children with a history of violence
being placed in mainstream schools
without enough support.
‘Employers are behaving
recklessly with the health and wellbeing of staff and other pupils and
this simply cannot be justified,’ said
Lack of funds: Teacher Kelly Watkins PA
general secretary Chris Keates. Mrs
Watkins told the conference in
Birmingham: ‘If you haven’t got
the funding, you can’t get special
needs diagnoses.’
The Department for Education
said teachers have a right to be safe
and added: ‘We have given schools
the powers they need to tackle poor
behaviour. We expect all schools to
have procedures in place.’
Children who
‘swipe left’ to
turn the page
of their books
SOME nursery and reception class children are so used to mobile phones and
tablets they try to ‘swipe left’ to turn the
page when first handed a book, a teachers’ conference heard.
For too many families, books are a
luxury they cannot afford, delegates
were told during a debate about cuts to
public libraries.
Jennifer Bhambri-Lyte, a delegate
from North Somerset, said: ‘Sharing a
book brings parents and children
together for precious moments. I’ve
taught nursery and reception and I personally find it disturbing to see a child
pick up a book and try to swipe left.’
She said there were ‘many people out
there in our society who are quite literally drowning’ and that, for them, ‘the
library is a pair of armbands’.
Delegates at the NUT section of the
National Education Union conference in
Brighton raised concerns about the
by ALISON KERSHAW
‘shocking hammering’ of library services in the past decade. Almost 900 had
closed in that time, they were told. ‘A
library can offer you free internet access
to apply for that job. And when you can’t
afford to heat your home, take your child
to the library,’ said Ms Bhambri-Lyte.
An education department spokesman
said: ‘Earlier this year, we announced a
multi-million-pound fund to make sure
pupils can master the basics of reading.’
School leaders are the best people to
decide how to use funds to meet their
pupils’ needs, such as providing school
libraries, he said.
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Call for pension age to be 60
as union warns of ‘burnout’
TEACHERS have voted to
campaign for a reduction in the
normal pension age to 60.
NASUWT union members said a
‘work ’til you drop culture’ was
leaving hard-up teachers with little
chance to retire before 67.
Candida Mellor told the union’s
annual conference in Birmingham:
‘When I started teaching, teachers
seemed to regularly take early
retirement at 55 without a significant
decrease in payments. But the
reduction in payments means early
retirement is no longer viable.’
New NASUWT president Dan
McCarthy said: ‘Anybody in favour
of working to 100 years of age? I
think Theresa May’s hand might
be up at the back.’
A pension age of 60 would
separate teachers from the
pensionable age of other public
sector workers.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 METRO 7
I’LL NEVER BE
LUCKY, LUCKY,
LUCKY IN LOVE
METRO BITES
n PETROL bombs and bricks
were hurled at police vehicles
in the nationalist Creggan
estate, Londonderry,
yesterday as republicans
marked the 1916 Easter Rising
with an illegal parade.
n STEVEN BOCHCO, who
created the groundbreaking
US police drama Hill Street
Blues, has died of cancer
aged 74. The writer/producer
was also behind hits such as
LA Law and NYPD Blue.
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year. I loved it,’ she said.
The chart-topper, whose exes include
French actor Olivier Martinez and late
INXS singer Michael Hutchence, is
embracing turning 50 next month.
She told Red magazine: ‘I am this
age, I’m accepting of it, I’m trying to
n SEABIRDS may struggle to
find food for their chicks as
they cannot adapt their
breeding seasons as the
climate warms, a 1952-2016
study found. Nature Climate
Change published the report.
n BED is the new office for
10million workers, who
spend an average of five
hours a week working
there, research for Co-op
Beds found. One in 10 work
in bed every day.
Never the bride:
Kylie has vowed
not to get
married after
her latest
break-up
RED MAGAZINE
be more loving of myself. My girlfriends who have turned 50 care more
about what is important and less about
other things. It’s pretty cool. If you
can’t fight it, feel it.’
The full interview appears in the
May issue of Red, on sale tomorrow.
Cowgirl Kylie walks a country mile
K
YLIE has decided it’s
time she channel her
inner cowgirl, 30
years and 14 albums
down. Recorded
mainly in Nashville, after
Minogue’s split from her former
fiancé Joshua Sasse, Golden is
synth-pop meets country – and
the ‘Dolly Parton on the
dancefloor’ vibe is perfectly
suited to the resilient princess
of pop, who has always been a
dab hand at reinvention.
Golden’s sound is subtle rather
than try-hard or overblown,
and, in contrast to her massive
pop hits, there’s also an
intimate authenticity to its
songs – she co-wrote every
song here, something she has
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not done since the
1997 album Impossible Princess.
Title track Golden mixes slinky
spaghetti western with Balearic
club pop, building towards a
massive, melodic chorus. A
Lifetime To Repair, featuring
honest lyrics about being
‘broken-hearted way too soon’,
rollicks along with a fast-paced,
bittersweet lick. Sincerely Yours
is an addictive sugar rush with a
slick belter of a pop chorus.
Shelby ’68 mixes swoony
Americana pop and a
dreamy narrative about
the appeal of bad boys –
‘know you’re gonna break
my heart/when I get in
your car’ – in a way that
recalls moments from
Lana Del Rey and Taylor
Swift. Live A Little is a snappy,
happy ode to moving on and
moving up, while Raining Glitter
is a disco-country thumper
about the glorious, redemptive
power of the dance-floor.
While Golden tracks are not
likely to dominate the charts,
there is plenty of cute, classy
and unusually personal pop for
fans to love. Kylie Minogue in
2018 – less impossible princess,
more indomitable cowgirl.
Tragic boxer’s
organs helped
save seven lives
A BOXER who died after a bout has
helped save seven lives through organ
donation, his mother has revealed.
Scott Westgarth (pictured) died aged 31
within hours of winning a light
heavyweight fight in Doncaster, South
Yorkshire on February 24.
He collapsed in the dressing room after
beating Dec Spelman and was rushed to
hospital. When his mother Rebecca
arrived, he was on life support and staff
warned her not to hold out any hope.
Rebecca, 58, from Northumberland,
told the Daily Mirror Scott’s organs have
been donated and that the
family took comfort from
helping others. She said: ‘I
thought, “whoever is getting
his heart is going to be so
lucky”. They told me seven
people had been saved.
He helped people right
to the end of his life.’
Scott had just moved
into a house with
girlfriend Natalie
Kerr and the
couple planned
to marry and
have children.
8 METRO Tuesday, April 3, 2018
HE’S HAVING A LAVROV
Russian foreign minister hints BRITISH spies were behind Salisbury poisoning
RUSSIA’S foreign minister came
er fire yesterday after he appeared
ggest Britain might be behind the
oning of an ex-KGB double agent
his daughter in Salisbury.
rgei Lavrov denied the Kremlin
a motive to try to murder Sergei
r pal, saying the former MI6 informwas pardoned after serving time in
n Russia for high treason.
e minister said there were other
ible explanations, adding: ‘Experts
Seeds of doubt: Foreign
minister Sergei Lavrov GETTY
by ANDREW WOODCOCK
say this may be rather advantageous
for Britain’s special services, which
are known for their ability to act with a
licence to kill.
‘This can be also beneficial to the
British government, which found itself
in an inconvenient situation after failing to fulfil its promises to voters on
Brexit’s conditions.’
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
responded by telling Channel 4 News:
‘The poisoning of the Skripals was an
appalling, illegal, criminal act. And I
suggest to Mr Lavrov, perhaps he
should just hold on a minute.
‘An investigation is being undertaken and it will identify, I hope, where
the poison came from and who did it.’
Mr Lavrov said Britain had put ‘all
decency aside’ when it accused Russia
of ordering the attempt to murder Mr
Skripal, 66, and daughter Yulia, 33.
He branded it ‘outrageous’ that the
government had failed to let Russian
officials see Ms Skripal – said to now
be conscious and talking while her
father remains in a coma.
Accusing Britain and its allies of
playing ‘children’s games’ by kicking
out dozens of Russian diplomats over
the poisoning, he said there was no
evidence of Moscow’s involvement.
Samples of the toxin used on March 4
in Salisbury – identified by experts
here as Russian-developed nerve agent
novichok – have been provided to the
Organisation for the Prohibition of
Chemical Weapons.
Russia has asked the international
body to answer questions about the
samples and how they will be tested.
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Winnie Mandela,
‘mother’ of South
Africa, dies at 81
‘Symbol of struggle’: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at ANC conference in 2017 GALLO
WINNIE Madikizela-Mandela,
former wife of Nelson Mandela and
prominent anti-apartheid activist,
has died after a long illness at the
age of 81.
She ‘succumbed peacefully’ in
hospital in South Africa yesterday
surrounded by her loved ones.
In a tribute, her family said Mrs
Mandela’s ‘dedication to the cause
of the people led her to be known as
the Mother Of The Nation’.
The Mandelas were married from
1958 to 1996, during years of great
turbulence in South Africa.
During that time, Mr Mandela, the
country’s first black president who
died in 2013, was imprisoned, and
Mrs Mandela’s own activism against
white minority rule led to her being
placed under house arrest for years.
‘She kept the memory of Nelson
Mandela alive during his years on
Robben Island and helped give the
struggle for justice in South Africa
one of its most recognisable faces,’
the family said in a statement.
Retired archbishop Desmond
Tutu praised Mrs Mandela as ‘a
Freed: Nelson Mandela with Winnie GETTY
defining symbol of the struggle
against apartheid’.
Her political activism was marred
by her conviction in 1991 for
kidnapping and assault. Her sixyear jail sentence was reduced to a
fine on appeal.
She faced these allegations again
during the 1997 hearings before the
Truth and Reconciliation
Commission, a panel investigating
apartheid-era crimes.
In 2003, she was convicted of fraud
as a parliamentarian after South
Africa’s first all-race elections and
was given a suspended prison
sentence of more than three years.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 METRO 9
58 first class
rail journeys
taken by top
paid uni boss
by SARAH WARD
BRITAIN’S highest paid university
vice-chancellor claimed 58 first class
train journeys and three first class flights
on expenses in just over a year, it has
emerged.
Dame Glynis Breakwell has already
announced she is stepping down following outrage over her £471,000-a-year
University of Bath salary.
New figures reveal she claimed the
travel expenses between August 2016
and the end of last November.
The university’s rules state that staff
should use the ‘cheapest possible method
of travel, usually second class rail travel
or economy air fare’. A spokesman said
many of the single journeys to or from
her home in Guildford, Surrey, saved on
the cost of overnight stays.
But South West Wiltshire MP Andrew
Murrison said: ‘At a time when students
are facing ever increasing debt and when
academics are struggling to maintain
their pension entitlement, you don’t
exactly have a picture of restraint.’ Mr
Perks:The
University of
Bath’s vicechancellor is
stepping
down after a
row over her
£471k salary
PICTURE: SWNS
Murrison quit from the university’s
advisory body in August in protest at
Dame Glynis’s ‘excessive’ pay.
The University of Bath said: ‘Like
many CEOs and university leaders, the
vice-chancellor is required to undertake
significant travel and it is in the terms of
her contract of employment that first
class rail travel is permitted whenever it
is more efficient to do so.’
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£562 lesson in a chopper
as NHS card bill hits £5.8m
HEALTH bosses have racked up
almost £6million in expenses on
taxpayer-funded credit cards in the
past two years.
Among the purchases were stays
at five-star hotels and go-karting
trips, the Daily Mail reported.
One chief billed the taxpayer £562
for a private helicopter lesson but
has now been told to repay the fee.
The information has come to light
through Freedom of Information
requests which showed at least
£5.8million was spent by some 692
staff in the two years since March
2016, the paper said.
The figures cover expenses
accrued on ‘government
procurement cards’ across 11
of the largest health bodies and
watchdogs.
Public Health
England boss
Duncan Selbie
said: ‘Our
experts protect lives in the UK and
overseas 24/7.
‘Expenses for scientific research,
sharing expertise and learning from
global best practice are necessary
for their work.’
Keith Conradi, head of the
Healthcare Safety Investigation
Branch (pictured), will repay the fee
claimed for his helicopter lesson, the
branch confirmed.
Alex Wild, of the TaxPayers’
Alliance, said: ‘Procurement cards
are supposed to be used as a costeffective means of buying low-value
goods and services, but [often]
they’re used as a quick and
easy way to rip off taxpayers
for life’s luxuries.
‘It’s not credible for NHS
bosses to be pleading
poverty, demanding more
cash while billing for
stays at luxurious
resorts.’
METRO BITES
n A 70-YEAR-OLD man
walking on a seafront died
after being hit by a car which
ended up on Swanage beach
in Dorset yesterday. Police
have called for witnesses.
n A BLUE ‘supergiant’ nine
billion light years away is the
most distant single star to be
observed by astronomers
after a rare cosmic alignment
magnified it 2,000 times.
n MASTERCHEF host Gregg
Wallace says he would never
be a judge on The Great British
Bake Off because it is ‘easier’
as they only ‘taste one kind of
food’, he told the Radio Times.
Who’ll win best moment...
Jodie, Ariana or a dragon?
ARIANA GRANDE’S emotional
show at One Love Manchester
and Jodie Whittaker’s unveiling as
the new Doctor Who are fighting to
be TV’s must-see moment of 2017.
Pop star Grande’s performance
was shown live on BBC1 two
weeks after a previous
concert she gave in
Manchester was hit by
a terror attack.
She is up against the
trailer showing
Whittaker (pictured)
pulling back her hood
and walking to the
Tardis. Stormzy’s
surprise appearance
on ITV2’s Love Island when he
gave tips as contestants rehearsed
a rap is also in the running.
Other contenders include the
killing of a dragon in Sky
Atlantic’s Game Of Thrones, a
whale grieving for her baby in
BBC1’s Blue Planet II and the
cliffhanger in Line Of Duty
when DCI Roz Huntley wakes
up as she’s about to be cut up
with a chainsaw.
The public will decide who
wins at the Virgin TV
Bafta TV awards next
month. To vote, go to
virginmedia.com/
bafta
10 METRO Tuesday, April 3, 2018
No Jumping Jack
Flashing about
of Stones selfie
JUSTIN YOUNG, of The Vaccines, didn’t
get much Satisfaction from his selfie
with The Rolling Stones.
Justin’s band scored a snap with the music
icons after supporting them in London’s
Hyde Park in 2013.
However, in an exclusive chat with GP, the
30-year-old Blow It Up singer revealed they
were banned from flashing about the prized
picture. ‘When you support the Rolling
Stones, they ask if you want to have a
photo, so we did,’ he explained.
‘But then you get sent it and you’re told
you’re not allowed to do anything with it. I
have this photo somewhere in the depths of
my laptop, I forget it’s there.’ But he then
A N D R E I H A R M S W O RT H ’ S
Gift of the jab: The
Vaccines... without
the Stones
JUSTIN
BIEBER has been
rabbiting on about
Easter. ‘It’s a reminder that
didn t like
quipped: ‘II didn’t
my Jesus died on the cross,’
my haircut [anyway].’
Biebs, 24, wrote on Instagram.
The Vaccines –
‘I
believe this
guitarist Freddie
happened and
Cowan, bassist Árni
it changes
Árnason, drummer
everything.’ He
Yoann Intonti and
later posted a pic
Timothy Lanham on
of himself in
keyboards – are back
bunny-shaped
with their new album
specs.
Combat Sports, out now.
R ck around
Ro
tthe locks...
Brad inspires
B
Vamps’ tunes
New ’do leads to cutting remarks
H
AVING a bad hair day?
Then spare a thought for
The Vamps’ Brad
Simpson, who says their
new music was inspired
by his dodgiest hairdo.
Brad, soon to embark on the band’s
Night And Day tour, hasn’t always
been, ahem, Head & Shoulders above
the rest.
‘There are two brand-new songs that
people will hear on this tour, which is
mega-exciting,’ he exclusively told
Guilty Pleasures.
‘One is about growing your hair to a
length that doesn’t suit you. That
happened in my life... that song is
personal.’
The singer explained: ‘I went
through a phase where I grew my hair
a bit long. I cut my hair and people
went, “It looks a lot better now!”’
When not worrying about his curly
mop, Brad revealed he is busy fending
off insults from his fans’ other halves.
‘I like it when dudes who have a
sister or a girlfriend come up and
straight away go, “Look mate, I don’t
really like you to be honest but my
Barber shop quartet: Brad (second
from the right) with The Vamps REX
girlfriend loves you, can I get a
video?”’ he went on. Meanwhile, the
22-year-old won’t be boozing too hard
when he hits the road, as he is still
haunted by one particularly hellish,
hangover-ridden show.
‘We played Brighton. We went out
the night before and I genuinely
thought I was going to throw up the
entire gig,’ Brad recalled.
‘It was just awful and there was a lot
of squeaking in the voice. So I
promised myself not to do that again –
it’s not what I want us going viral for!’
The Vamps – completed by Tristan
Evans and James McVey, both 23, and
22-year-old Connor Ball – kick off
their tour at Sheffield Arena on April
14. For tickets see livenation.co.uk.
Queen toppled as Oasis Live Forever
OASIS have been given a pat on
the back for writing the
greatest British song of all time.
If brothers Liam and Noel
Gallagher weren’t locked in an ugly
feud, they’d probably crack open a
bottle of Champagne Supernova.
Their 1994 track Live Forever
knocked Bohemian Rhapsody off
the top spot in Radio X’s annual
Best of British poll. Queen’s anthem
FANCY seeing a real
Rock’n’Roll Star in
action? We’re
giving away a pair
of tickets to Liam
Gallagher’s sold-out show
at TRNSMT Festival.
The winner and a pal will
also catch J Hus, Wolf Alice
and The Courteeners at the
gig on June 30, courtesy of
organiser DF Concerts. The music
WIN
dropped to No.2,
while Oasis also
scooped No.3
with Don’t Look
Back in Anger.
I Am The
Resurrection, by
The Stone Roses,
was No.4, and The
Verve’s Bitter Sweet
Symphony came fifth.
bash takes place in Glasgow across
two weekends this summer.
Other headliners include
Stereophonics, Arctic
Monkeys, Queen + Adam
Lambert and The Killers.
To win, follow @Metro_
Showbiz and tweet us
with #MetroTRNSMTLiam
by 4pm today. Usual rules
apply. Travel and
accommodation not included.
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ith Tom
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@Metro_Showbiz
Poodunnit? Matt
with bird mess
dripping down
his back SPLASH
NOW MATT STARS A
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TALENTED MR DRIP-L
EY
AFTER playing an am
nesiac
dressed casually in a
assassin in the Jason
gre
Bourne
and baseball cap, was y T-shirt
films, Matt Damon mu
targeted
st be used to
wh
ile stepping out in Byr
dodging bullets.
on Bay
wit
h
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But the Hollywood act
male chum.
Far from ruffled, he was
take cover when he wasor failed to
pict
bird droppings during pelted with grinning from ear to ear as ured
his holiday
he
laughed off the inciden
down under.
some say bird poop is t. After all,
Poor Matt was target
good luck.
ed
And it certainly didn’t
feathered friends in Aus by our
put off Matt’s
wife Luciana Barroso,
Sunday. He may have tralia on
41,
bee
pictured kissing the sta who was
forward to encounters n looking
r.
The couple, who have
and a kangaroo – but with a koala
suffered a
daughters, have been four
kanga-poo instead.
enjoying a
holiday with Thor hun
The 47-year-old Oscar
k
winner,
Hemsworth, 34, and Chris
his family.
The
Gutter
Quip ’n’ tux as
Tom jumps the Q
Tomorrow didn’t
come for Emily
Willing and
Abel to attack...
TOM HARDY left
fans shaken and
stirred after an April
Fool story that Daniel
Craig was quitting as
007. ‘Dammit, I was in
my tux and on the
runway,’ teased Tom.
EMILY BLUNT
turned down Tom
Cruise’s sequel to Edge
Of Tomorrow to make
Mary Poppins. ‘It’s a lot
for the stars to align,
everyone to be free at
the same time,’ she said.
DON’T be fooled
by the sweet title
of Zak Abel’s new
track Love Song. ‘Sick
of going through the
motions, but you’re
messing with my
head,’ he sings.
will
ill b
be pulling
lli out
all the stops for her
Coachella show later
this month. The 36year-old has been
putting in 11-hour
rehearsal days at an
LA studio, with
guards patrolling
the area to ensure
there are no
leaks, says
TMZ.
GP CHECKS in with Fickle
Friends singer Natti Shiner, 28,
about Michael Jackson, stalkers
and avocados. The Brighton
band’s debut album, You Are
Someone Else, recently
cracked the UK top ten.
Who is your biggest music
inspiration?
We’re massive Michael Jackson
fans. Bad is one of my all-time
favourite records.
If you could collaborate with
anyone, who would
it be?
Calvin Harris seems
like our kind of guy.
Tell us about your
worst trip abroad…
I was stalked
in Morocco.
That was
scary.
They’re
fascinated by blonde hair and
blue eyes. I was in Agadir...
these two guys in their
forties... I couldn’t walk away
from them. Everywhere I
walked they were somewhere
behind me. I walked to a busy
place and tried to lose them.
Nothing happened, so it was
fine.
What will the epitaph on your
gravestone read?
She loved avocados
(smashed).
You can ban any word in the
Englilish dictionary.
hat would
h
t be?
Moist. It’s a
horrid word. I
really hate it.
Itt sends
shivers up my
spine.
spine
12 METRO Tuesday, April 3, 2018
GOOD DEED FEED
THANKS to Henry who works
at New Cross Gate station.
I was knocked down outside
early on Tuesday last week and
you took good care of me,
finding a wheelchair, as well as
calling and waiting for an
ambulance. I am OK – just a
Julia
painful middle toe.
THANKS to Maxie at Glasgow
Queen Street station lost
property office who went
beyond the job spec to reunite
me with my wheelie bag. I even
got a wee hug! Dr Carrie, Fife
THANK you to the two ladies
on the 8.09pm Charing Cross
to Abbey Wood train last
Tuesday who comforted me
after a man followed me and
tried to intimidate me by
touching me.
Anon
THANKS to the bearded Marine
School teacher who helped our
friend with mobility problems,
in South Tyneside College on
March 26. Also, thanks to
cabbie Chris, who brought her
to us. Pauline, South Shields.
THANKS to Broxbourne station
staff who hunted down my
work bag which I left on a train
Career saving!Tim, Broxbourne
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Can’t buy property
due to dirty money
McMafia millions have fuelled the housing bubble
n So the use of foreign ‘dirty money’ to
buy luxury homes in Britain is to be
investigated by MPs (Metro, Thu). The
UK property market boom has been
fuelled by corrupt money for years and,
while it’s enabled UK and overseas
developers to reap the massive rewards,
its meant a real struggle to first-time
buyers to get on the property ladder.
Why has it taken the government so long
to wake up and smell the coffee – I hope
it’s not just because of a fictional TV
drama.
David, Kent
n It’s funny that the UK is cracking
down on Russian money laundering in
light of the Salisbury poisonings. But
I’m sure they have been aware of it for
years; either way, money in the economy
is better than no money at all. And, yes,
I’m looking at you Google, Amazon,
Starbucks…
Seth, Manchester
n It is ludicrous and scary that all banks
give anti-money laundering training to
staff to comply with laws, and I was
once called by a bank over a £600
transfer from the US (repayment from a
friend). Yet millionaires can come here,
have the right to buy property and live,
as long as they have enough money, no
matter where it is from.
Jen, London
n As usual another government inquiry,
this time about the dirty Russian money
homes scandal. The horse has bolted and
the front doors firmly shut.
Keith Jackson, Northampton
n That sort of money could have rebuilt
Russia. This situation has happened
because of the greed of people on the
Going up: Metro’s
Metro s report last week
make in Britain, not caring who buys
their buildings so long as they get their
cut. Until now, of course.
Petty1, Birmingham
n When I bought my flat a few years
ago, I had to root around for statements
to show I had saved for my deposit and
was made to feel shady! So how have
these people been allowed to get away
with it? They probably were able to bribe
their way or have so much money could
forge documents.
Anon, London
n Let us not pretend that we were not
aware or interested in the dirty revenues
the Treasury gets by laundering dirty
money – stamp duty, etc. Now that it has
become inconvenient, we want to bring
this into the open.
Ajit, London
n How can you report the presence of
laundered Russian money in the UK
without mentioning that donations to the
Conservative Party from rich Russians
amount to £1.8million since 2010?
Dan Rubinstein, London
Stansted staff were a credit
n Hats off to Stansted staff who
improvised last Friday when a bus
fire caused the cancellation of
outbound flights. They kept
thousands of stranded passengers
safe and guided everybody in a
calm, reassuring manner. Thankfully,
there wasn’t a siren or fire alarm to
cause panic.
However, should trains have been
stopped off-loading more passengers
to add to the waiting crowds?
Ellen, Cambridge
n Cyclists who hurtle down steep
footpaths missing unsuspecting
pedestrians by a whisker, and
speeding over zebra crossings as
people are crossing, swearing at
them as they go, don’t help their
cause one bit.
Jennifer, London
Bus blaze: Stansted Airport on Friday AFP
n I understand Carolyne of Enfield
about her difficulties with her TfL
blue badge (MetroTalk, Thu). I have
had one for nearly a year now, and I
am rarely offered a seat. Should TfL
put more posters up to remind
people that not all disabilities are
Derrick, Streatham
visible?
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 METRO 13
RUSH-HOU R C RU SH
LOVE is all around us, as shown by the messages left by our commuter cupids. Are
they talking about you? Don’t forget to tell us if you get together!
TO the cute, curly haired girl
on the No.162 bus to Eltham,
our eyes met and we smiled
at each other. Dinner?
Shy Girl With Rucksack,
Bromley
Right to remember:
Former Spitfire pilot
Sqn Ldr Allan Scott,
96, prepares to fly at
Biggin Hill on Sunday
SILVER-HAIRED girl in tartan
coat at Notting Hill Gate.
Waiting for a train to High
Street Kensington. Fancy a
coffee sometime?
Guy in Black Helly
Hanson Jacket
GORGEOUS redhead opposite
me on the Wednesday 7.54am
Bedford train at East Croydon.
I couldn’t stop looking at your
luscious hair and beautiful
eyes. Drink sometime?
Black Berghaus Jacket Guy
TO the handsome guy with
mousey brown hair who’s
always in a rush getting the
Central line from West Acton
station every morning.
Coffee? Your Admirer, Ealing
AIDAN, the sweet dark-haired
Irishman who helped me in
Wimbledon after I dropped
my lunch on the train. Let me
treat you to dinner! Christine
TO the jet-haired goddess
with eyes of jade in the
leopard-print coat on the
8.12pm from Waterloo to
Kingston last Tuesday. Join
me for a drink.
Guy Reading Paper
VIKING biker dude with white
hair and red beard, you’re
always reading books I’ve
never heard of. I’d like to
know more about the books
and you.
Bag Lady You Know, Leeds
TALL, dark-haired, young man
on the 7.46am c2c from
Barking to Fenchurch Street.
You had a fainting spell and
we came to your aid.
I thought you were cute.
Coffee? Slender Dark-Haired
woman
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LET’S SALUTE THE RAF AS IT REACHES 100
n It was heart-warming to read of Sqn Ldr Allan Scott, the 96-year-old
ex-Spitfire pilot who took to the air at the weekend as a passenger in a
Spitfire to mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF. My own grandfather
was a serving pilot in 1918 and I recall seeing his photos of biplanes, some
of which had crash-landed. The creation of the world’s first independent
air force is something we can be proud of, more so given the bravery and
Will, London
sacrifice of its servicemen over ten decades.
n On one page of Metro last
Thursday, I read that council tax
is increasing by five per cent with
further cutbacks to services. On
another page, Brighton and Hove
council is wasting money helping
people identify their gender to
others. You could not make it up!
Adam, Wakefield
n What an awful idea ‘gender ID
badges’ are. It is a fact there are
only two genders with about one
per cent being transgender. Anon
n It’s official, idiocy can now be
laminated.
Kush
n So a school is rationing loo
paper (Metro, Thu). A mum says
‘Surely it would just be better to
educate them about not putting
too much down the toilet?’ How
about this being taught at home?
I don’t think it’s part of the
national curriculum.
Mr Sheen, Emsworth
n John Worboys may still be in
jail (Metro, Thu) but there are
many more like him because of
negligent and nonchalant police
investigations. Nicola, Cricklewood
60
14 METRO Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Is Carine the teacher
realise what they need. I have
we’d all want at school?
an aunt who is a teacher and
Yes, she cares for the
she does it brilliantly but
children. Teaching’s a little
I’ve had terrible teachers.
bit like being a director!
Now I’m a parent, I
The emotional managing
of others! You have to
realise the importance
High anxiety: Delpy
of good teachers.
see every child and
in Before Sunrise
SECONDSwith
JULIE DELPY
The Oscar-nominated FrenchAmerican actress, 48, talks bad
teachers, anxieties with Ethan
Hawke and the memories
she’s better off forgetting
Do you worry about how your
son Leo is doing at school?
Yeah. A bad teacher can really block
a child completely for years. When
my son was very young, we had one
not great teacher and it affected him
for a couple of years in his learning
process. Just because she was not
caring, not loving. But she was like that
with everyone, it turned out! She was
terrible! I think she was just there to
damage people. It’s amazing the damage
a teacher can do – or the [positive
things], like opening a child to arts or
science. It will shape their life forever.
Your parents are actors. Did
they encourage you in the arts?
They were very good – they put me in
music school and writing school. In the
1970s in particular there were a lot
of cultural things to explore. They
wanted me to express myself through
the arts. I played clarinet, piano…
they would send me on music camp
in the summertime, where all you do
is music for two months.
There’s a great awkward date
proposition in the film. Ever
been through that yourself?
Er… I don’t know! I don’t remember
anything of my life! In general I don’t
even have memories. Someone asks me
for a funny moment on set and I can’t
remember a single thing! I keep moving
forward. I always have funny situations.
It’s endless. I feel I’m in Curb Your
Enthusiasm 24/7. Embarrassing
moments, messed-up moments. It’s
non-stop. I can’t even remember them.
It’s better I block them out!
As a woman, I stand
alone. I don’t have
anyone supporting me:
a director, producer,
friend or boyfriend
REX
What do you like about
Carine, your character in The
Bachelors?
She is very nice and giving and full
of empathy. I just wanted to play a
character that has empathy for others.
I haven’t played that as much as
anything else. What happens when
you reach your mid-forties? You only
get offered evil people! Carine really
wants to help. I’m always amazed
when people are kind and although
there’s a few in this world that still
are, you don’t meet them often.
Is it harder for a woman to be a
director?
It is harder for women. There’s no way
it is not. The same year 2 Days In Paris
came out, another indie film came out
that made half the money and the
people that did it went on doing
everything they wanted. All doors were
open. Me, there was not even an offer!
The door didn’t open because there was
no door! It was funny. I have to have a
sense of humour about it as otherwise
I’d give up. As a woman, I stand alone.
I don’t have anyone supporting me, a
director, producer, friend or boyfriend
that is supporting me or pushing me or
introducing me to people. I’m alone.
You’re about to start work on
My Zoe, your sixth film as
writer-director. Is that where
your heart lies?
Even as a very young child I was writing
stories so writing is who I am at the
core and directing is obviously
You’re based in Los Angeles. Do
something I love doing. It’s the only time you like living in the States?
when I’m not neurotic! I feel on
Everything has been different
the set as a director like it was
since November 2016 [and
always meant to be that way.
Trump’s election]. I think
America is just a different
It’s strange. I love acting, it’s
just that I’ve done it for
place right now. A lot of
many years. Good parts for
unhappiness, a lot of stress.
women in their forties don’t
come around that much.
At least Trump can be
voted out at the next
.Constructive:.
election, right?
Are you very anxious as
.President Macron.
an actor?
If we can, if we’re allowed
There’s not one actor acting that doesn’t to! I’m being overly dramatic… I’m
sure he’s not going to be able to
go through anxiety. It’s very simple…
completely wreck the constitution!
when we did the Before series, Ethan
[Hawke] and I, when we’re in the writing Actually France is the least of the worst
period we sleep, we eat, we’re calm, we right now! I didn’t think I’d say that but
I do like Emmanuel Macron. He’s not
have no anxiety. And then we go to the
destructive. He’s constructive.
acting period and we start having
anxiety, we don’t sleep, we don’t eat. Or
JAMES MOTTRAM
in my case, when I have anxiety I eat too
much! Ethan stops eating!
The Bachelors is out now
THE SKYENOSAUR
Footprints on Scottish isle reveal monster clues to Jurassic past
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ts w
r Scott
Big beasts: Dinosaur
footprints found near
the Isle of Skye
measure up to
2ft across PAIGE DEPOLO/
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
IN BRIEF
Drive to speed up
cancer diagnosis
NEW centres to speed up lifesaving cancer diagnosis are
being tested.
GPs can refer patients
suffering ‘vague’ symptoms
such as unexplained weight
loss, abdominal pain and
fatigue to ten trial assessment
centres, to undergo multiple
tests for different cancers.
Some patients will receive a
result in a day, while others
needing further tests should
hear within two weeks under
the NHS England, Cancer
Research UK and Macmillan
Cancer Support scheme.
Tough ban aims to
outlaw ivory trade
by CONOR RIORDAN
GIANT dinosaur footprintts fou
the Isle of Skye reveal it was
w ho
monster sauropods and the
cousin’ of the Tyrannosauruus rex
Scientists said the 170m
million
old tracks in a muddy lagooon are
bally important as they aare ra
evidence of the Middle Juraass
period. Dr Steve Brusattt
from the University of Edin
burgh, said: ‘The more we
look on Skye, the more dino
saur footprints we find.
‘This new site records tw
wo dif
ent types of dinosaurs – long
g-nec
cousins of Brontosaurus (sau
pods) and sharp-toothed cou
usins
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the path o
of
ants: Trackks of
e sauropod
d
ft) – known
n as
e largest off
e dinosaurss –
und at the ssite
T. rex (theropods) – hanging around a
shallow lagoon, back when Scotland
was warmer and dinosaurs began their
march to global dominance.’
The 50 dinosaur tracks – including
sauropod prints up to 2ft wide – are the
second set found on Skye, following
another discovery in younger rocks in
2015. Researchers used drone photography to map the site and special software was used to model the prints.
Paige dePolo, who led the study,
said: ‘This site is a useful building
block to continue fleshing out a picture
of what dinosaurs were like on Skye in
the Middle Jurassic.’
A UK ban on ivory sales will be
one of the world’s toughest,
Michael Gove has revealed.
The environment secretary
said it would cover ivory items
of all ages, not just new trade.
There will be exemptions for
museums and galleries, and
also for older items, such as
musical instruments, with a
small ivory content. Breaching
the ban could lead to five
years in jail or unlimited fines.
Wildlife campaigners believe
20,000 elephants a year are
slaughtered for ivory. Some 88
per cent of Britons back a ban.
16 METRO Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Clever take on gay scene is one
of finest plays of a generation
A
MERICAN playwright
Matthew Lopez’s new
work is ambitious,
clever and gay. Directed
by Stephen Daldry, it
turns these ingredients into a rare
treat, and I haven’t even
mentioned Vanessa Redgrave yet.
Lopez’s heroes are a cross
section of New York’s current
generation of gay men. The play’s
title refers partly to the civil rights
won by generations before them,
but also the legacy of the 1980s
Aids epidemic. If that sounds
heavy going, well, it’s not. This
two-part play is articulate, witty
and inventive. It begins with ten
male, wannabe writers, lolling
REVIEW
The Inheritance
Young Vic, London
HHHH
by JOHN NATHAN
with notepads as they look for
inspiration. The baggy-suited
Englishman who appears from the
wings is novelist EM Forster (Paul
Hilton), who delivers a masterclass
in bringing characters alive.
These include Eric Glass
(Poldark’s Kyle Soller) and the
charismatic Toby Darling (a
superb Andrew Burnap), Eric’s
blond bombshell of a boyfriend.
Eric and Toby’s relationship – full
Heartbreak:
Vanessa Redgrave
plays the mother of
an Aids victim
PICTURE: SIMON ANNAND
of conflict and sex – is staged in a
way that leaves nothing to the
imagination, even though they are
fully clothed and barely touch.
The play’s wide scope invites
comparisons with Tony Kushner’s
Angels In America (1991). If Lopez
finishes second best it’s perhaps
because he is led too much by the
heart, whereas Kushner balances
the personal with the political.
Redgrave as the mother of an
Aids victim is heart-breaking. And
the fact the two works can be
talked about in the same breath is
testament to an astounding
achievement. Like Kushner, Lopez
has probably written one of the
finest plays of his generation.
Victim takes
capital knife
killings to 31
in 3 months
by RACHAEL BURNETT
POLICE are continuing investigations
into the latest stabbing death in the
capital – the 31st so far this year.
The 20-year-old victim died in the
street moments after leaving a bar in
Wandsworth, south-west London, at
1am on Easter Sunday.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested
on suspicion of murder and is being held
in custody.
The shocking spate of killings this
year has seen London overtake New
York for the number of murders for the
first time in modern history. In February,
the capital had 15 killings compared
with 14 in New York.
Hours after the latest knife death, a 16year-old boy was stabbed in Bow, east
London. Yesterday he was fighting
for his life after the attack at 6pm
on Sunday.
London mayor Sadiq Khan
(pictured) has been accused of
using the latest death to take a
swipe at the Tories. He tweeted:
‘It’s time for the government to stop misleading
the public and properly
Search: Officers in Wandsworth
LNP
fund the police.’ But one responder hit
back: ‘Time for you to stop young people dying and encourage effective and
fair stop and search #onyourwatch.’
Det Ch Insp Mark Cranwell appealed
for information on the Wandsworth
attack. He said: ‘Sadly, another
family has been left devastated
with the tragic death of a young
man from an act of violence.
‘We are appealing to anyone
who was in the area to come forward. Information you hold,
no matter how small,
could prove vital to
our investigation.’
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IN BRIEF
Space lab burns up
over south Pacific
SCHOOL’S OUT FOR HEROD... ALICE RULES AS KING
ALICE COOPER’S turn
as Herod in a live Jesus
Christ Superstar on US
TV has wowed critics.
In a bright orange
suit, twirling a skullheaded cane, the 70year-old shock rocker
(centre) was hard to
miss in NBC’s version
of Andrew Lloyd
Webber’s musical.
‘For an extra dose of
charisma, we needed
to look no further than
Alice Cooper, who
delivered a delicious
dose of camp,’ wrote
Entertainment Weekly.
‘The singer easily
outshone his clothes,’
added Variety. ‘His
rendition of King
Herod’s Song was a
star turn.’
The School’s Out
rocker also recorded
this track in 2000 for
co-creators Webber
and Tim Rice on the
Superstar cast album.
John Legend (right)
also won plaudits as
Jesus on Sunday. The
All Of Me singer, 39,
reportedly went on a
strict diet for the title
role. GETTY
A CHINESE space lab has
come to a fiery end over the
south Pacific.
The 8.5-ton Tiangong 1
mostly burned up after reentering Earth’s atmosphere
at around 1.15am yesterday.
China’s first space station
was launched in 2011 and was
used for practising docking
manoeuvres. The last crew
left in 2013 and contact was
lost in 2016, leaving it
gradually to fall to Earth.
China said that ‘most’ of the
34ft-long, 11ft-wide craft
had disintegrated.
Death toll hits 18
in Gaza protests
THE Palestinian death toll in
Friday’s mass protest on the
Gaza border with Israel rose
to 18 yesterday.
It came as Israel rejected
allegations of unlawful use of
force by its troops against
unarmed demonstrators.
Videos emerged apparently
showing two Palestinians
being shot – one of whom
died – while said to be posing
no threat. More than 750
protesters were wounded,
said health officials, on the
bloodiest day in Gaza since
the 2014 Israel-Hamas war.
Schoolgirls struck
down by ‘poison’
POISONING is suspected after
48 female pupils fell ill at a
high school in southern
Helmand, Afghanistan.
The teenagers from Central
Girls School, in the provincial
capital Lashkar Gah, were
taken to hospital after they
began vomiting and
complaining of headaches.
They are all in a stable
condition but doctors have
been unable to identify the
cause of their illness. Most of
Helmand is controlled by the
Taliban, which opposes
education for girls.
Wife ‘kills mum-to-be to
hide her own miscarriage’
A WOMAN has been arrested for
strangling a 20-year-old mum-to-be
and cutting out her unborn baby after
failing to tell her husband she had suffered her own miscarriage.
Cinthia Fatima N and her husband
Omar Erique N were held in Tampico,
in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas
after the body of Jessica Gabriela N
was found in their house.
The victim had met Cinthia through
by ALEX COPE
social media, inviting her to her home
with the offer of some baby clothes.
Jessica (pictured) went round but her
family raised the alarm when she did
not return after a few hours.
Authorities were alerted to a link
with Cinthia after a woman, claiming
to be her sister, turned up at a hospital
with a dead baby. The woman report-
edly told doctors that her sister
had had a still-birth at home.
However, Cinthia lost her
own child when she was
eight months pregnant but
did not tell her husband.
At that time, she is said to
have contacted several pregnant women, allegedly with
a view to killing them
and stealing their unborn
babies. By doing this and telling
doctors she had had a miscarriage, Cinthia hoped she would
convince her husband she had
not lost her own baby weeks
earlier, it is claimed.
According to local media
reports, Cinthia lived with her
three children while husband
Omar usually worked away
from the family home.
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China and US trade
war goes heavy duty
CHINA has raised import duties on
£2.1billion worth of US pork, apples
and other products as the trade war
between the pair escalated.
Beijing claimed it was responding
to the Trump administration’s tariff
increase on steel and aluminium.
Yesterday’s levy will hit American
farm states, many of which voted for
Donald Trump in 2016.
China is imposing a 25 per cent tariff on US pork and aluminium scrap
and 15 per cent on sparkling wine,
steel pipe used by oil and gas compa-
by JOE MCDONALD
nies, and an array of fruits and nuts
including apples, walnuts and grapes.
The tariffs ‘signal a most unwelcome development, which is that
countries are becoming protectionist’, said economist Taimur Baig, of
DBS Group.
But in commercial terms, they are
‘not very substantial’ compared with
China’s £106billion in annual
imports of US goods, he added.
It came after Washington approved
higher duties on £35.5billion worth
of Chinese goods in reaction to its
trading rival allegedly ‘dumping’
cheap exports.
Forecasters said the impact of yesterday’s move should be limited, but
investors fear the global recovery
might be set back if other governments respond by raising import barriers. The main stock market indexes
in Tokyo and Shanghai ended the
day down.
American farm exports to China in
2017 totalled nearly £14.2billion.
BUSINESS BRIEFING
21,000 jobs hit
in first quarter
MORE than 21,000 jobs
were axed in the first
three months of the year
due to store closures,
company restructurings
and Carillion’s collapse.
Figures compiled by
the Press Association
show 21,413 staff were
made redundant or saw
their role threatened.
Among those affected
are Toys R Us, New Look,
Byron and Jamie’s Italian.
FROM HERE TO MATERNITY
STYLIST Aimee Croysdill prepares for Style
Your Bump, a guide for mums-to-be at
Canary Wharf, London, from Friday. PA
£10k gift for all 5m ‘lack basic work rights’
PEOPLE should all be
given £10,000 at 25 to
spend however they like,
a think tank has argued.
The cash could be
used to pay debts or put
towards a home, said
the Institute for Public
Policy Research. It said
a state fund should be
set up now so payments
can begin from 2029.
FIVE million workers
risk missing out on
minimum wage and
holiday pay rights
because they work
for outsourced
firms, says the TUC.
The total includes
staff at franchises
and those recruited
via agencies and all
should get the right
to challenge ‘parent’
employers, it said.
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Salmon soufflé in a hurry? Claire Coleman talks to the no-fuss cook who says it’s as easy as...
B
AKING has got so
complex with things like
Great British Bake Off.
It’s not just about a
Victoria sponge, some
muffins and a bit of shortbread – it’s
12-tier, ombre-iced cakes with glitter
unicorns. And that’s amazing, but it’s
also overwhelming.’
You can’t deny that Sarah Rainey
has a point. She’s the author of a new
book, Three Ingredient Baking, and a
true cooking evangelist. ‘I’ve baked
since I was a kid and I wanted other
people to share that magic of putting
random dry ingredients into a bowl
and a cake coming out of the oven,’
she says.
Determined to take baking back to
basics for the masses, and inspired by
similar trends in the US and Japan,
she began working out exactly what
you could do with the power of three.
And it is just three. ‘Oil, salt, water,
seasonings... these things all count,’
she says. ‘I have been really
disappointed in the past
when I’ve bought
restricted-ingredient
recipe books and found
that you actually need
more than what they say, so
I was very strict.’
There was a lot of trial and
error involved. ‘Yoghurt
muffins were a disaster, they
mostly pooled on the oven floor
and those that didn’t tasted like
glue,’ she tells us. But she’s proud
So simple:
The finished
salmon dish
of her scones
(plain flour,
double
cream and a
can of
lemonade) and
the brownies
(an entire jar of
Nutella, eggs
and self-raising
flour).
The recipes are
seriously impressive.
Flicking through the book I find Irish
soda bread, frozen Key lime pie,
parmesan crispbreads and even
Christmas cake – all made from just
three ingredients. It got me thinking,
could I do a three-course meal made
entirely of Sarah’s recipes? A nineingredient dinner... As a fan of
Middle Eastern cooking I know a
single side dish can include nine
ingredients, so I loved the simplicity
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of the idea and decided to give it
a whirl.
I pick a menu of smoked salmon
soufflés (smoked salmon, egg whites
and shop-bought custard), asparagus
tartlets (shop-bought puff pastry,
Gruyère cheese and asparagus), and
microwave meringues (icing sugar,
egg whites and fresh berries).
It all seems highly improbable but
my brother-in-law Johnny agrees to
be my guinea pig, so I get going.
As I contemplate whisking five egg
whites to make the soufflés, I can see
why Sarah says her favourite utensil
is her electric whisk. She explains:
‘A lot of the recipes use air as an
ingredient – the chocolate mousse is
basically chocolate and water – so it’s
my saviour, a godsend.’
I’m sceptical about the combination
of custard and smoked salmon but the
soufflés are a work of genius – they
rise perfectly and taste delicious –
although in future I’d probably cheat
on the three ingredients and serve
with some crème fraîche and chives.
I do cheat with the asparagus tartlets
and serve them with a bit of green
salad, but the tartlets would have
looked a bit sad on their own.
And the microwave meringues
which I simply can’t believe will
work, somehow do. If I’d added a
blob of whipped cream, I’d have
virtually had Eton Mess.
The whole thing took far less time
than usual to make, and my nine
ingredients cost around £20 and could
easily have served four.
But as the proof of the pudding (or
in this case soufflé, tart and meringue)
is in the eating what did my lunch
guest think?
‘I’m genuinely surprised,’ says
Johnny. ‘I didn’t have particularly
high expectations. I’d never have
imagined you could make complete
dishes that tasted so good.’
I agree. I’m blown away with what
I’ve been able to achieve with so few
ingredients, and it’s been so much less
stress than usual. I am totally sold on
the power of three.
n Three Ingredient Baking by
Sarah Rainey (£12.99) is out now,
published by Michael Joseph, a
Penguin imprint
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Three into two: Claire
and Johnny taste test
the meringue
SMOKED SALMON SOUFFLÉS
SERVES 6
n 100g (3½oz) smoked salmon
n 150g (5½oz) ready-made fresh
custard (try a basic supermarket ownbrand version, not the fancy kind – you
don’t want it too sweet)
n 5 egg whites
Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/
gas 7. Grease 6 small ramekins and
arrange them in a deep baking tin.
Place 80g (2¾oz) of the salmon into a
bowl and use a fork to break it up into
small pieces.
Add the custard, stir and leave to
infuse for 30 minutes. Meanwhile,
whisk the egg whites until they
form stiff peaks. Using a metal
spoon, fold the egg whites
into the custard mixture,
a spoonful at a time. Mix
gently until no lumps of egg
remain and it’s all combined.
Spoon into the ramekins,
filling each one two-thirds full
and ensuring there is an even
salmon distribution.
Smooth the tops with the back
of a spoon. Pour boiling water into the
tin until it comes one-third of the way
up the ramekins. Bake for 15-18
minutes, until the soufflés
have risen at least 2.5cm
above the rims of the
ramekins and are
golden brown on top.
Rotate the tin halfway
through so they cook
evenly.
Serve immediately,
scattered with the
remaining salmon, salt and
black pepper – and, to really
impress, a spoonful of soured
cream and a sprinkle of chopped chives.
MICROWAVE MERINGUES
MAKES AROUND 15 LARGE
MERINGUES
n 280g icing sugar
n 30g egg white (roughly 2
medium eggs, or 1 large
egg)
n 3 passion fruit
or a punnet of
fresh berries,
to serve
Sift the icing
sugar into
the egg
white and
mix roughly
with a wooden
spoon (do not
whisk).
Using your hands,
bring the mixture together
into a ball. It should be
the texture of thick paste.
Knead until it is all combined
and has an even texture
throughout, then divide into
walnut-sized balls (if you
want to be precise, each
should weigh around
20g). Cut a circle
of greaseproof
paper to place
over the
turntable in
the middle
of the
microwave.
Arrange
two balls,
well spaced
out, on the
paper. Heat in
the microwave
for 40 to 50
seconds, watching closely
through the door. They
should puff up but not touch
one another. When they look
big enough, stop the heat. If
they need a little longer, add
five seconds.
In my 700W microwave
(category D), they take
exactly 60 seconds. Don’t
worry if yours is different. The
key is to watch carefully what
happens through the glass.
Remove the greaseproof
paper from the microwave,
allow the meringues to cool
for a few minutes and place
on a wire rack. Repeat for the
remainder of the batch.
Serve drizzled with passion
fruit seeds and juice for a
tasty dessert, or crumble into
whipped cream and berries to
make an Eton Mess.
Store in an airtight tin and
they should keep for four or
five days.
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Magic number:
Sarah and, inset,
her new book
ASPARAGUS TARTLETS
MAKES 4
■ 1 sheet ready-rolled frozen
puff pastry
■ 100g (3½oz) fresh asparagus tips
■ 90g (3¼oz) Gruyère cheese,
grated
Take the pastry out of the freezer
to defrost. While it’s coming to
room temperature, prepare and
cook the asparagus tips. I snip
each stem into three pieces and
griddle them for around eight
minutes with a little seasoning and
olive oil. You’ll know the asparagus
is ready when it’s juicy and tender
and has a slightly chargrilled look.
Use tongs to remove the
asparagus from the pan, and
reserve the cooking oil in the pan
to brush the tart cases. Once the
pastry has defrosted, unroll it
and use a sharp knife to divide it
into four portions. Remove
from the original paper,
and space a few
centimetres apart
on a new piece of
greaseproof paper
laid on a baking
sheet.
Carefully draw a
smaller rectangle
around 1cm inside
the edges of each
tartlet, scoring but
not cutting through
the pastry. This marks
the inner area where the
filling will go – the edges will puff
up in the oven. Dip a pastry brush
in the oil left in the pan and brush
it over the pastry rectangles. Pile
the cheese in even portions in the
inner rectangle of each tartlet.
Arrange the asparagus on
top, splitting it equally
between the tartlets.
Place the tartlets in
the fridge for
ten minutes to
firm up.
While the
tartlets are
chilling, preheat
the oven to
195°C/fan 175°C/
gas 5½. Bake for 35
minutes, or until the
pastry is puffed up and
golden. Use a fish slice to
take each one off the baking sheet.
These tartlets make a delicious
starter, served hot or cold with a
few green leaves on the side.
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Tap into the vertical planting buzz with ceramic
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Boho cool
The bestest and brightest way to enjoy
your morning caffeine hit is definitely
in one of these reusable William Morris
Ecoffee cups. £11.95, wmgallery.org.uk
T he
Teatime treat
If you’re all out of custard creams, don’t
fret, as Taylors’ new Yorkshire Tea Biscuit
Brew tastes exactly like tea and biccies
(minus the crumbs on your jumper).
£2.28, morrisons.com
That’s the spirit
We’re welcoming the start of warmer
weather (fingers crossed!) with a small
tipple of Ramsbury’s single estate vodka.
On the rocks. £38, ramsburyshop.com
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Budding expert
We’re dancing through
life with the Crosley
Cruiser Bluetoothenabled record player
clad in floral print
faux leather – the
prettiest gadget we’ve
clapped eyes on. £69,
urbanoutfitters.com
Glow getters
Boldly goes…
Hot List will never
tire of a jazzy
neon light and
these bright,
buzzy designs
– including
unicorn, cocktail
and cactus shapes
– are just what we
need for a Club
Tropicana glow.
£30, hawkin.com
Maximalism rules
this season so
harness the trend
with this vibrant
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Interiors | Inspiration | Food
A S H O W E R C U RTA I N C A L L
Can I have a
shower over my
roll-top bath?
Yes, though there are a few
logistics to bear in mind to
ensure the water stays in the
bath. The shower head must
be central over the bath, either
ceiling mounted or on a long
arm to point it over the bath
space – try the 460mm shower
arm from Roper Rhodes
(£40.80, roperrhodes.co.uk).
The curtain should be long
HOUSE RULES
TV design guru Julia Kendell on seamless
floors, matt kitchens and mattresses
I need a new mattress.
Where do I start and how
much should I spend?
Mattress buying is a personal choice
but can be confusing. Open spring
(or ‘continuous coil’) mattresses
contain one metal wire coiled into
the springs across the mattress – it’s
generally the least expensive option
and prone to sagging. Pocket sprung
is made from individual coils that
move independently and provide
more support. Try Woolroom’s
Exmoor 1000 (doubles from £699,
thewoolroom.com) made from wool
and chemical-free fabrics for a
healthy night’s sleep. Memory foam
mattresses mould to your body and
are designed to provide support and
relieve pressure on joints, but they
can be warm and too firm for some.
Head to casper.com where prices
start at £550 for a double. Latex
mattresses are breathable, bouncy
and good for allergy sufferers
and ‘hybrids’ combine
materials to maximise
the positive
attributes of each.
Try out different
types by lying for
at least ten
minutes on each. If
ordering online,
make use of a 100day trial period and
don’t be afraid to
send it back.
Is a matt-finish kitchen
harder to clean?
Laminate, whether matt or gloss, is
very easy to clean, but due to the
pristine finish is more likely to show
the dirt and marks in the first place.
Matt laminates disguise marks a
little better than gloss, which is very
unforgiving. Matt-painted finishes
tend to be trickier to clean and can’t
be scrubbed to the same extent even
if they have been treated with a
durable lacquer. And while
handleless kitchens are popular, a
striking handle will keep door fronts
clean and add a bespoke look to the
kitchen. I love the T-bar steel and
brass handle (£41, busterandpunch.
com, pictured).
Should I paint banisters and
handrails in a Victorian home?
This is a tricky one, as once the
woodwork has been painted, it can
be a difficult job to remove it again in
the future. That said, a painted
staircase can lighten a dark hallway
and landing and it can be a great way
to introduce colour to the area
without relying on the ubiquitous
‘feature wall’. Painted handrails are
more likely to show hand marks than
a varnished or stained finish so I’d
recommend a hardwearing paint. If
the handrail and newel posts are
mahogany or a good hardwood, you
could have them French
polished to enhance the
beauty of the timber.
What’s the best
sort of kitchen
flooring to lay
seamlessly out
to the patio?
You can extend the
outdoor paving into
the house for a rustic
vibe, though you will
need a solid floor
construction to be able to
take the weight. Jura Beige
Limestone (£78 per sq m,
londonstone.co.uk) creates an
elegant overall look. Imitation wood
porcelain tiles can be used indoors
and out, such as the Splendid Walnut
matt floor tile (£66 per sq m,
britishceramictile.com).
n Julia Kendell is an interior designer
for The Homebuilding & Renovating
Show, homebuildingshow.co.uk
INTERVIEW BY LARA SARGENT
enough to fall below the rim of
the bath and full enough to
overlap to keep the water from
spilling onto the floor. Hang
from a quality shower rail, big
enough to create a large
showering area and to stop the
curtain from sticking to you as
you shower. Victorian
Plumbing sells the Chatsworth
1928 over-bath shower system
(£599, victorianplumbing.co.uk,
pictured) for a traditional look
with exposed pipework.
Home
24 METRO Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Puzzles
METROSCOPE
by Patrick Arundell
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2. Excitement caused by someone
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country! (4)
4. Shaken and upset (8)
5. His work as an artist is somewhat
impressive (6)
6. It may be the making of a
man! (4)
11. Indecision shows us soft in
reason (8)
13. Avoids a sailor with blemishes (8)
15. Believe one will agree to an
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17. Is among those left to fight (6)
19. Present from the Red Army (4)
21. Regretted sounding discourteous
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7. A part of one sort of pedestrian
crossing (8,5)
8. He often stops while working (8)
9. Chopped and changed when
solving this clue! (4)
10. Settles for cat-food (6)
12. Menace of the Mad Hatter! (6)
14. The easy way to get about the
town (6)
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be under it (6)
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to be fashionable! (4)
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merger? (8)
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BBC2, 10pm
Just when you thought the
mockumentary was dead, here
comes Philomena Cunk to give it a
kick up the boffins as Diane Morgan’s
subversive spin on dopey presenters
gets a full series. This collaboration
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isles designed to drive fact nerds
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Present and correct? Philomena Cunk with a convincingly straight bat.
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heights (though you get that too).
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her pain.
Come Home BBC1, 9pm
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Grylls Discovery, 10pm
For those of a certain vintage it’s
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humming the 1990 James classic
but Danny Brocklehurst’s tightly
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downbeat affair. Tonight we see
Marie’s side of her broken marriage.
Julia Roberts adds a touch of
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26 METRO Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Sport
C R I C K E T S E C O N D T E ST
BATTLE HARDENED
Winter woes will help Root lead England back to the top, says Bairstow
by JOHN PAYNE
SCOREBOARD
JONNY BAIRSTOW believes Joe
Root’s England will be all the stronger
for their winter troubles.
Irrespective of whether the tourists
could complete a first Test win in seven tries since October on the final day
in Christchurch – to salvage a draw
from the two-match series – Bairstow
feels there is plenty to be positive
about ahead of the summer series with
Pakistan and India.
A 4-0 Ashes trouncing and Ben
Stokes’ absence against Australia has
added to Root’s headaches but his fellow Yorkshireman believes the captain
will use the adversity he has faced to
the team’s advantage.
‘This winter hasn’t necessarily gone
too well, but there are so many reasons
for that,’ said Bairstow.
‘I think he will have learned a lot.
Driving force: Root has
been one of England’s
leading batsmen this winter
despite missing out on a
three-figure score
PICTURE: AP
‘We’re very fortunate to
have our leader
averaging 52 or 53’
612
Nominal target Australia
were set to win the final Test
with South Africa and level the
series. They reached the close
on day four at the Wanderers
on 88 for three. Morne
Morkel claimed
two wickets for
the hosts.
It’s obviously been a tough winter –
it’s not anything that’s down to him.
‘Things have cropped up that he
won’t have expected.
‘Yes, he’s the captain, but there’s ten
other guys out on the field that have an
opportunity to influence the game. It’s
not just down to one bloke – I think
he’s only going to get stronger.’
Bairstow also senses an increasing
togetherness in Root’s side.
‘Going from someone in the dressing room scoring runs, to being the
leader of the team, it is very different,’
added the 28-year-old.
‘Leading team meetings, selection,
having tough conversations with people to leave them out, having confidence to stand up to people at times –
it’s a learning process, and I think he’s
done really well.
‘The way we came out in this Test
was a lot better than we have throughout the winter, and that’s no coinci-
Overnight: New Zealand 278 (B J Watling
85, C de Grandhomme 72, T G Southee
50; S C J Broad 6-54).
England 307 (J M Bairstow 101, M A Wood
52; T G Southee 6-62) and 202-3 (J M
Vince 76, M D Stoneman 60).
ENGLAND SECOND INNINGS (CONT.)
J E Root c Watling b Wagner .................. 54
D J Malan c Nicholls b de Grandhomme .53
B A Stokes c Raval b de Grandhomme . 12
J M Bairstow c Nicholls b Wagner ......... 36
S C J Broad c Sodhi b de Grandhomme 12
M A Wood b de Grandhomme...................9
M J Leach not out...................................... 14
Extras b4 lb3 w2 nb3.............................. 12
Total 9 wkts dec (106.4 overs)............. 352
Fall: 1-24 2-147 3-165 4-262 5-262 6-282
7-300 8-312 9-352
Did not bat: J M Anderson.
Bowling: Boult 28-5-89-2, Southee
19-4-65-1, de Grandhomme 26-2-94-4,
Wagner 22.4-5-51-2, Sodhi 11-0-46-0
NEW ZEALAND SECOND INNINGS
T W M Latham not out .............................25
J A Raval not out ........................................17
Extras............................................................0
Total 0 wkts (23 overs) ........................... 42
To bat: K S Williamson, L R P L Taylor,
H M Nicholls, B J Watling, C de
Grandhomme, T G Southee, I S Sodhi,
N Wagner, T A Boult.
Bowling: Anderson 9-5-9-0, Broad
8-3-16-0, Wood 2-0-13-0, Leach
3-1-4-0, Root 1-1-0-0
dence – after having a couple of chats
– and I think we’re in decent [shape] to
lead into the summer.’
England needed to take ten wickets
on the final day to avoid successive series defeats while the hosts required
340 runs to rub salt into their wounds.
Meanwhile, Root was dismissed for
54 yesterday, the ninth consecutive
time he has failed to turn a half-century into a ton.
However, Bairstow said: ‘I don’t
think it’s a problem at all. Having
someone that averages 52-53, no one
else in our team does that.
‘We’re very fortunate to have our
leader doing that, and it’s only a matter
of time before he converts those 50s
into hundreds.’
He was also optimistic England
could force an overdue victory despite
Jeet Raval and Tom Latham surviving
23 overs after Root declared.
‘There is definitely enough in the
pitch for us to take the wickets,’
Bairstow insisted.
W E E K E N D BY N U M B E R S
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From Nat Sciver was not
enough for England’s
cricketers as they lost by 57 runs
to Australia in the final of the
Twenty20 tri-series. Captain Meg
Lanning’s 88 not out from 45
balls helped the Aussies to a
record score of 209 for four,
with England managing
152 for nine in reply.
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Points from the
boot of Owen Farrell
could not prevent twotime defending champions
Saracens losing their grip on the
Champions Cup as Leinster won
30-19 to set up a Dublin semifinal with Scarlets.
3
Tries created by Toby Flood –
including two superb passes
for Alex Tait to score – as
Newcastle beat Brive 25-10 to
march into the European
Challenge Cup semi-finals.
48
Unforced errors
from world No.5
Jelena Ostapenko as
she lost 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 to
Sloane Stephens (left) in
the Miami Open final. US
Open champion Stephens
is in the world’s top ten for
the first time at No.9 as a
result of her success.
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Age of John Isner, who
claimed the first Masters
1,000 title of his career in Miami
on Sunday thanks to a 6-7 (4-7),
6-4, 6-4 victory over Germany’s
Alexander Zverev.
World heavyweight
titles owned by Anthony
Joshua after he took the
WBO belt off Joseph
Parker in Cardiff. Joshua
(pictured) triumphed
118-110, 118-110, 119-109
on the judges’
scorecards and will now
seek to take the WBC
crown from Deontay
Wilder to add to the
WBA, IBF and IBO
straps he also holds.
Anthony Crolla beat
Mexican Edson Ramirez
on points to move
closer to a world
lightweight tilt but
needed 12 stitches to a
cut above an eye after
Saturday’s fight.
2
Trips to the canvas
for Liverpool
heavyweight David
Price in his defeat to
Russian Alexander
Povetkin in Cardiff.
Price was felled in
the third but forced
Poevtkin to take a
count before being
stopped in the fifth.
9
Rounds boxed
with a suspected
broken hand by Ryan
Bennett from Belfast
as he kept his WBA
bantamweight title
with a one-sided 120108, 120-108, 116-112
win over Venezuela’s
Yonfrez Parejo.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 METRO 27
GOLF
PICTURE: REX
Justin rejoices as Saints win again
RUGBY LEAGUE
COACH Justin Holbrook spoke of his
pride after leaders St Helens added
Widnes’ scalp to that of Super League
rivals Wigan over the Easter period.
After edging the Warriors 21-18 on
home soil on Good Friday, Saints ran
out 28-6 victors at Widnes with
Tommy Makinson scoring his 100th
try for the club.
‘It was tough conditions out there
and I’m really pleased to get the
points,’ said Holbrook. ‘I’m really
proud as 16 players of the 17 that
played on Good Friday have backed
that up today.’ Elsewhere, Marc
Poulter eyes
a Ryder role
after timely
Master class
IAN POULTER believes his best is yet
to come after his stunning win at the
Houston Open left him looking forward
to this week’s Masters.
Needing victory in Texas to qualify for
the year’s first major, the Hertfordshire
golfer first made a 20-foot birdie putt to
force a play-off with Beau Hossler before sealing his Easter Sunday triumph
on the first extra hole.
It’s a far cry from last season when the
42-year old thought he had lost his card
in America only to be handed a reprieve
following a recalculation.
After his first title in six years, Poulter
is now focused on getting back to his
best and earning a Ryder Cup place.
‘The win doesn’t just mean getting to
Augusta. There’s a lot bigger things on
the horizon,’ he pointed out.
‘It’s tough when you can’t see the light
at the end of the tunnel, when everything
seems to be going wrong.
‘It gets you down but it’s not the first
time I’ve gone through some rollercoasters. Questioning whether you’ve got a
Tour card or not – it isn’t very good.
‘It’s not very good for your mental
strength. Simplifying my life to get me
back on track – it’s been amazing.
‘The journey continues. I’ve had 19
good years on tour and I guess I’ve got
another couple coming. There’s life in
the old dog yet.’
With just one place up for grabs, only
victory was enough at the Golf Club of
Houston for Poulter to make it to Au-
Sport
by DAVE FILMER
gusta after missing out through his world
ranking and a mix-up at last week’s
WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
With the top 50 getting a Masters invite, Poulter found himself 51st in the
world rankings, just two days after being
told he had done enough to qualify before his quarter-final in Mexico, only to
hear just before losing to Kevin Kisner
he needed another victory.
His chances of qualifying looked slim
after a one-over par 73 to sit 123rd in
‘It’s tough when you
can’t see light at the end
of the tunnel’
Houston, but a flawless eight-under on
Friday and seven birdies on Saturday
took him into a share of the lead with
Hossler after three rounds.
Poulter was four shots clear midway
through the final round only to trail by
one with three holes remaining after
Hossler made four successive birdies.
After the Englishman holed his stunning birdie putt at the 18th, Hossler
found sand and water on the extra hole
and Poulter held his nerve with a par to
secure his first-ever strokeplay title on
the PGA Tour. He climbs to 29th in the
world rankings.
LEEDS head coach Brian
McDermott praised the younger
members of his squad after the
Rhinos dug deep to earn a 20-0 win
over Salford at Headingley in terrible
conditions. ‘Cam Smith and Mikolaj
Oledzki stepped up to show what
they can do,’ said McDermott.
Sneyd’s 52-metre drop goal gave Hull
a 27-26 win over Wakefield while
Liam Marshall ran in four tries as
Wigan thrashed Hull KR 44-6.
Warrington sent Castleford to their
first home defeat with an 18-6 win.
Hundred club: Makinson
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Harry desperate for cup
to quench thirst for glory
Medal mission: Kane
HARRY KANE reckons Tottenham need to
win the FA Cup to call this a successful season.
Fit-again Kane returned from ankle ligament
trouble ahead of schedule in Sunday’s 3-1
Premier League win at Chelsea.
Spurs’ first victory at Stamford Bridge since
1990 opened up an eight-point gap to the
fifth-placed Blues, leaving Mauricio Pochettino’s men looking nailed on for a
Champions League qualification berth.
Tottenham face Manchester United in
the FA Cup semi-finals on April 21, with
Kane now targeting silverware to top a
productive campaign.
‘Champions League football is
a must and we’re in a great position,’ said the England striker.
‘I think we’ve got to try and win
the FA Cup. If we do that, we can say
it’s been a very good season.
‘For us, it’s about maintaining the
by DANNY GRIFFITHS
Champions League every year and hopefully
we can do that. We’re in a comfortable position,
we’ve got to go on and finish well.
‘We don’t just want to be a team that
gets there one or two years and then falls
‘We’ve got to try to win
the FA Cup to make it a
very good season’
off. We deserve to be there.
‘We showed this year in the
Champions League we can
compete with the best. It
was disappointing to go out
[to Juventus in the last 16] but we had some
great results. We want to be there again next
year and do the same.’
Chelsea went ahead through Alvaro Morata’s
header but Spurs took the points, with Dele Alli
(pictured) pouncing twice in four second-half
minutes after Christian Eriksen equalised on the
stroke of half-time with a spectacular strike.
Defeat all but ends Chelsea’s chances of
Champions League qualification for next term,
and fuels speculation about manager Antonio
Conte’s future at the club.
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta insisted, however,
that the Blues – champions last term – will not
give up their quest for a fourth-place finish.
‘It’s a hard kick for us because our target was
to get closer to them and after the game we are
even further away,’ the defender said.
‘But it’s a massive target for us so we have to
make sure we fight until the end to try to get that
spot in the top four.’
Asher-Smith feels like Dina-mite
COMMONWEALTH GAMES
DINA ASHER-SMITH believes she
has got the perfect platform to shine
at the Commonwealth Games, in
contrast to her build-up to last
year’s world championships.
The English sprinter (below) is
one of the favourites for the
200metres after her stunning
comeback last summer.
Asher-Smith, 22, was fourth at the
world championships in London –
and won a relay silver medal – just
six months after breaking her foot.
And the European champion
feels ready to make an impact in
Australia having not rushed a
return to fitness and achieved a
2:1 in history from King’s
College, London.
‘I had this conversation
with my physio the other
day, that I just feel
happy,’ she said. ‘I have
also finished uni which
is one stress out of the
way, even if I did love it.
‘The impending doom
of dissertation and
exams has gone and my
foot is no longer broken.
I am not racing to get
into shape this time. I’m
happy and relaxed.
‘I feel more confident
within myself because I
achieved something in
difficult circumstances
last season.’
PICTURE: REX
T H E Y S A I D I T. . .
‘I was more worried about staying in
the boat and not falling in the water,
because there were lots of phones
out and a lot of cameras.’
Eilidh Doyle after marking her
appointment as Scotland’s first
female flag-bearer for a
Commonwealth
Games with
a boat trip.
Sharp response to needles discovery
AN unnamed country has been
summoned to appear before the
Commonwealth Games Federation’s court over an apparent
breach of its no-needles policy.
Syringes were found in the Gold
Coast 2018 athletes’ village
prompting an investigation by the
Australian Sports Anti-Doping
Authority. Testing to discover what
substance was in the syringes took
place yesterday and it was
determined no anti-doping breach
had taken place, the federation
announced on Monday evening.
‘The CGF medical commission
has concluded its investigation into
an alleged violation of the CGF’s
no-needle policy,’ said a spokesman for the organisation. ‘The
CGF’s Federation Court will
conduct a hearing in to the matter.’
The hearing was to take place
early today and the spokesman
added: ‘This is not defined as an
anti-doping rule violation, but an
infringement of the no-needle
policy, which has been introduced
by major events organisers to
ensure best medical practices.’
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Sport
Neville is a strong
believer Lionesses
can be world No.1
EXCLUSIVE Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville on creating the
aura that will help England’s women to greater success. By Justin Palmer
I
T SAYS a lot about Phil
Neville’s expectations for the
Lionesses that he came away
from the SheBelieves Cup
earlier this month disappointed
at ‘only’ finishing second.
England, beginning a new era under
the former Manchester United and
Everton defender, beat France 4-1 and
drew 2-2 with Germany before losing
1-0 to the hosts and three-time world
champions the United States.
And ahead of 2019 World Cup
qualifiers at home to Wales at
Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium on
Friday, and away in Bosnia four days
later, Neville, a little over two months
into the job, believes England have
the foundations in place to be the best.
‘The expectation levels are great
and we know where we want to go
which is to become the best team in
the world,’ he told Metro.
‘There is nothing that I’ve seen in
the last six to eight weeks to suggest
that we can’t get there.’
The Lionesses have risen to an alltime high of second in the Fifa
rankings, behind the USA, on the
back of their encouraging displays in
the SheBelieves Cup.
Reflecting on that four-team
tournament, the 41-year-old added: ‘I
was actually disappointed we didn’t
win it. There were opportunities
against Germany to win that game
and we drew. The good thing was
the style of football we played was
really impressive.
‘We tested ourselves against the first
and second best teams in the world,
and France (ranked fifth), so it was a
good learning experience for me.
‘I enjoyed the ten days in camp,
getting to know the players, the
culture.’ Neville came into the job
having assisted at United, Valencia
and England’s Under-21 men’s team.
And while he is happy to credit his
predecessors for the ‘great
foundations that have been put in
before me,’ with the Lionesses, the
former England international lacks
nothing in self-belief.
A vastly-experienced player but a
managerial novice at any level,
Neville said he had already ‘stamped
my authority on the team’.
The former Everton man is also
clear on who the Lionesses should
emulate – the Americans. ‘We’re
closing the gap. I think we still have a
little bit to go,’ he said.
‘I watch the USA play – they play
with an arrogance and belief that they
are the best. We need to develop that
but the more wins we get against the
big teams, that belief will come.
‘We are definitely in touching
distance now. Rising to second (in the
world) is testament to the work that
was done before.’
Elaborating on what he meant by
arrogance, Neville explained: ‘There
is a different way of defining
arrogance and belief. They are the
best team in the world.
‘When I played for Manchester
United we had that aura about us –
when we were in the tunnel we knew
we were going to win that game of
football. It’s that confidence and
belief in each other.
‘It’s something that comes with
winning World Cups, winning
tournaments and winning big games.’
Friday’s clash with Wales, who top
Group 1, a point ahead of England
having played a game more, at St
Mary’s will be Neville’s first England
game on home soil and the new man
in charge can’t wait.
‘This is just the start of the journey,’
he says. ‘We still have a long way to
go. I know we got a lot of plaudits
after SheBelieves but ultimately it is
getting the three points in these
World Cup qualifiers.’
New era: Jodie Taylor (right)
and Toni Duggan celebrate a
goal against France in
Neville’s first match as boss
England face Wales
in a FIFA Women’s
World Cup qualifier
at St Mary’s Stadium
on Friday, April 6
(ko 7pm). Buy tickets
(£10 Adults/£1
Concessions) at
thefa.com/tickets or
call 02381 780 780.
S P O RT I N B R I E F
Tom expects a Starc
difference in the IPL
Scarlets promise to
probe racism claims
CRICKET
SURREY seamer Tom Curran has
been snapped up by Kolkata
Knight Riders in the Indian Premier
League to replace injured
Australian paceman Mitchell Starc.
Curran, 23, who went unsold at
the IPL auction in January, said: ‘I
know from chatting to other
players I can learn a lot from being
in that environment.’
It follows Notts batsman Alex
Hales being named as replacement
for the banned Australian David
Learning curve: Curran
Warner at Sunrisers Hyderabad.
RUGBY UNION
SCARLETS are investigating
claims of racist chanting during
their 29-17 Champions Cup win
over La Rochelle on Friday.
After allegations of abuse aimed
at La Rochelle players surfaced
on social media, a spokesman for
the Welsh outfit said: ‘We have a
proud history of being a family
club and events such as this are
completely unacceptable.’
Scarlets will play Leinster in the
semi-final at Dublin’s Aviva
Stadium later this month.
13
Runners
in a field
of 30 at the Irish
National for Gordon
Elliott, who tasted
a first victory
thanks to General
Principle. The
20/1 shot edged a
photo finish from
Isleofhopendreams,
whose narrow loss
means Elliott’s rival
trainer Willie Mullins
is still waiting for
his first win in the
race at Fairyhouse
Lindberg sinks monster putt to
capture her first major crown
GOLF
SWEDEN’S Pernilla
Lindberg claimed the
first title of her career
by defeating Olympic
champion Inbee Park to
win the ANA Inspiration
in California.
Lindberg (right) holed
from 25 feet to birdie on
the eighth play-off hole
at Mission Hills Country
Club and Park was
unable to follow suit
from 15ft. The play-off
for the first women’s
major of the season had
been halted after four
holes due to darkness
on Sunday, with Jennifer
Song eliminated.
30 METRO Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Sport
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PICTURE: GETTY
THE TIPSTER
@tipstermetro
No escaping the
fact Baggies must
dig deep for Dean
Winning run:
Wilshere leaves
Xherdan Shaqiri
trailing
9/2
Caleb
Truax
(left) to retain
his IBF supermiddleweight
by beating
James DeGale
in Saturday’s
rematch in Las
Vegas (Betfred)
AMAZINGLY, The Great Escape
wasn’t on television yesterday,
seemingly the first time in ages it’s
not been shown on Easter Monday.
Steve McQueen, James Garner and
an all-star cast tunnel their way out
Premier League safety so it is no
of a German prison and bid to
surprise they are 1/500 to dig
reach safety but are doomed
their way out of trouble.
to failure.
Favourite to rebuild the
The West Brom board
famous club is Leicester
decided there would be
Highly impressive
assistant boss Michael
no great escape for
Bayern Munich to
Appleton at no bigger
manager Alan Pardew
win at Sevilla
than 5/1. But former
as they let him go
Walsall chief Dean Smith,
yesterday after just four
(Betway)
doing so well at Brentford,
months in charge.
may return to the Black
With six games left, the
Country at 12/1 with William Hill.
Baggies are ten points off
4/6
■ REAL Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in last year’s Champions League final and
are 8/5 with William Hill to win tonight’s quarter-final first leg in Turin.
Latest win has us
Stoked up to face
CSKA, insists Jack
JACK WILSHERE is determined to
take the momentum from Arsenal’s
victory over Stoke into their Europa
League clash with CSKA Moscow.
The Gunners laboured for long
periods against the Premier League
strugglers before hitting three goals
in the final 15 minutes to secure a
flattering 3-0 win on Sunday.
Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
scored the opener from a controversial penalty after Bruno Martins
Indi won the ball from Mesut Ozil
but still saw referee Craig Pawson
point to the spot.
Gabon striker Aubameyang added
his second soon after before unselfishly allowing substitute Alexandre
Lacazette to tuck home another
penalty as the forward marked his
return to fitness with a goal.
Arsene Wenger named Wilshere
THIS WEEK’S
FIXTURES
(7.45pm unless stated)
TODAY
UEFA Champions League
Quarter-finals First Leg
Juventus v Real Madrid .............................
Sevilla v Bayern Munich............................
Sky Bet Championship
Aston Villa v Reading ................................
Bolton v Birmingham ......................(8pm)
Fulham v Leeds ..........................................
Wolves v Hull ..............................................
Sky Bet League One
Bury v Rochdale .........................................
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Hibernian v Hamilton ................................
Motherwell v Aberdeen.............................
Ross County v Partick ...............................
WEDNESDAY
UEFA Champions League
Quarter-finals First Leg
Barcelona v Roma......................................
Liverpool v Man City..................................
by DANNY GRIFFITHS
captain as Arsenal eventually sealed
their fourth successive victory in
all competitions.
The Gunners remain off the pace
in the race for a top-four finish so a
‘We wanted to keep
the run going – it’s a
big game on Thursday’
return to the Champions League appears to only be attainable by winning the Europa League.
The first leg of their quarter-final
against CSKA Moscow takes place
at the Emirates Stadium on Thurs-
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Celtic v Dundee ..........................................
THURSDAY
UEFA Europa League
Quarter-final First Leg
Arsenal v CSKA Moscow ...........(8.05pm)
FRIDAY
Sky Bet Championship
Cardiff v Wolves..........................................
Women’s World Cup qualifier
England v Wales ..............................(8pm)
(3pm unless stated)
SATURDAY
Premier League
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace................
Brighton v Huddersfield............................
Everton v Liverpool.................. (12.30pm)
Leicester v Newcastle ...............................
Man City v Man Utd....................(5.30pm)
Stoke v Tottenham.....................................
Watford v Burnley......................................
West Brom v Swansea ..............................
Sky Bet Championship
Barnsley v Sheff Utd..................(12.15pm)
Birmingham v Burton................................
Brentford v Ipswich ...................................
day, with Wilshere under no illusions about the size of the tie.
‘It’s a big game,’ he said. ‘We
needed that 90 minutes out of the
way. We needed to get the three
points, move on and keep the momentum going.
‘We’ve won a few in a row and
wanted to keep that going. Now
we’ve got a big one on Thursday
and we’re ready for that.
On the slow start, Wilshere added:
‘Sometimes it’s like that after an international break, it takes 45 minutes to blow the cobwebs off.
‘As the game went on, they got
tired and our attacking play was too
much for them.’
Defeat for Stoke leaves them three
points from safety and Martins Indi
said of the first penalty: ‘It punished
us, it was a game-changer.’
Derby v Bolton............................................
Hull v QPR....................................................
Leeds v Sunderland...................................
Middlesbrough v Nottm Forest................
Millwall v Bristol City .................................
Norwich v Aston Villa .............. (12.30pm)
Reading v Preston .....................................
Sheff Wed v Fulham...................................
Sky Bet League One
AFC Wimbledon v Scunthorpe.................
Blackburn v Southend...............................
Blackpool v Bradford.................................
Bristol Rovers v Charlton..........................
Gillingham v Doncaster.............................
Oxford Utd v Oldham ................................
Plymouth v Peterborough........................
Rochdale v Portsmouth............................
Rotherham v Fleetwood ...........................
Walsall v Bury .............................................
Wigan v MK Dons .......................................
Sky Bet League Two
Barnet v Forest Green...............................
Cambridge Utd v Exeter............................
Cheltenham v Morecambe .......................
Colchester v Accrington............................
Grimsby v Chesterfield..............................
Mansfield v Crewe......................................
Newport County v Stevenage..................
Notts County v Coventry ..........................
Port Vale v Crawley....................................
Swindon v Carlisle......................................
Yeovil v Luton .............................................
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Hearts v Aberdeen.....................................
Partick v Kilmarnock..................................
Rangers v Dundee .....................................
Ross County v Hibernian ..........................
St Johnstone v Motherwell .......................
Welsh Cup Semi-sinal
Connah’s Quay v Bangor City ...(7.45pm)
JD Welsh Premier League
Prestatyn Town v Barry Town..(2.30pm)
SUNDAY
Premier League
Arsenal v Southampton............. (2.15pm)
Chelsea v West Ham..................(4.30pm)
Checkatrade Trophy Final
Lincoln v Shrewsbury................................
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Hamilton v Celtic...................... (12.30pm)
Welsh Cup Semi-final
Aberystwyth v Newtown ...........(12noon)
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 METRO 31
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Coleman sticks up for sinking Black Cats
CHRIS COLEMAN refused to
criticise Sunderland’s players as
defeat to Sheffield Wednesday left
them spiralling towards a second
consecutive relegation.
Friday’s 4-1 win at Derby seemed
a false dawn as Lucas Joao, Tom
Lees and Atdhe Nuhiu gave the
Sunderland
1
Sheff Wed
3
Owls a third straight win, George
Honeyman netting for the hosts.
‘We are incredibly disappointed,’
1
Cardiff
1
Championship
P W D L
Wolves
39 26 7 6
Cardiff
39 24 8 7
Fulham
39 20 12 7
Aston Villa
39 20 10 9
Derby
39 17 14 8
Middlesbrough 40 18 9 13
Bristol City
40 16 14 10
Millwall
40 16 14 10
Sheff Utd
40 18 8 14
Preston
40 15 15 10
Brentford
40 15 13 12
Leeds
39 15 8 16
Ipswich
40 15 8 17
Norwich
40 13 13 14
QPR
40 13 11 16
Sheff Wed
40 11 14 15
Nottm Forest 39 13 7 19
Hull
39 9 13 17
Reading
39 9 12 18
Bolton
39 9 12 18
Birmingham 39 10 6 23
Barnsley
39 7 13 19
Sunderland
40 6 13 21
Burton
40 7 10 23
by JOHN PAYNE
ANTHONY PILKINGTON struck a
stunning stoppage-time equaliser at Sheffield United as Cardiff took another step
towards the Premier League last night.
Even though an eight-game winning
run came to and end on the ground of his
boyhood favourites, former Blades boss
Neil Warnock was celebrating with the
away fans at the end of a match in which
his side were largely second best.
For a long time it had looked as though
Leon Clarke’s first-half goal would lift
Chris Wilder’s hosts into the top six.
Clarke turned neatly after being fed by
Bristol City ........ 0
Burton................ 1
Ipswich .............. 2
Nottm Forest.... P
Preston.............. 0
QPR .................... 4
Sheff Utd ........... 1
6
A
34
33
41
37
38
39
45
39
45
42
47
54
51
50
57
54
56
59
57
58
57
58
72
71
Pts
85
80
72
70
65
63
62
62
62
60
58
53
53
52
50
47
46
40
39
39
36
34
31
31
Brentford.............. 1
Middlesbrough.... 1
Millwall..................2
Barnsley ...............P
Derby..................... 1
Norwich ................ 1
Cardiff ................... 1
IAN HOLLOWAY believes
QPR fans can look
forward to a bright future
after a 4-1 win over Norwich.
The Hoops came from
behind with Massimo Luongo,
Matt Smith, Ebere Eze and
Ryan Manning on target.
‘The fans are appreciating
the way the players are
working and the skill they’ve
got. That bodes well for the
future,’ said boss Holloway.
‘We’ve got belief and why
wouldn’t you have that with
the skill we have on the pitch?
I can see us getting stronger
and stronger.’
Final say: Pilkington fires home to the delight of Warnock (inset)
PICTURE: REX
League Two
League One
Pompey inflict a crushing Lowe on Wigan
WIGAN boss Paul Cook
suffered a damaging
defeat on his return to
old club Portsmouth.
It allowed Blackburn
to stay top after Adam
Amstrong’s brace in a
2-1 win at MK Dons.
Shrewsbury’s 3-2 win
over Oxford takes
them second, Shaun
Whalley netting twice.
Goals from Brett
Pitman and Jamaal
Lowe (right) boosted
Pompey’s play-off bid,
before sub Will Grigg
F
71
62
68
61
57
56
56
50
53
49
56
52
49
42
49
48
43
53
45
34
29
39
43
29
Results
English Football League games
called off due to the wet and
snowy weather. Nottingham Forest
donated unneeded food from their
Championship match with Barnsley
to local homeless shelters
John Lundstram before a rather tame shot
deflected into the net off Bruno Manga.
Cardiff had a couple of bright moments
after the break when Aron Gunnarsson
fired a low shot wide and Simon Moore
tipped Kenneth Zohore’s shot over.
But United looked likelier to wrap it up
with Clayton Donaldson’s close-range
shot crashing against a post.
That was until the second minute of
stoppage time when a hopeful punt forward saw United lose three aerial challenges and sub Pilkington swept home.
Cardiff captain Sean Morrison said:
‘Sheffield United are a great footballing
team, it wasn’t the prettiest of games but
we are happy to come away with a 1-1.’
Top eight
Blackburn
Shrewsbury
Wigan
Rotherham
Peterborough
Charlton
Portsmouth
Scunthorpe
P W D L
39 24 10 5
40 24 9 7
38 24 8 6
40 20 6 14
40 16 13 11
39 17 10 12
40 19 4 17
40 15 15 10
F
74
55
72
65
63
53
51
57
A
36
33
25
49
49
47
48
48
Pts
82
81
80
66
61
61
61
60
Results
gave Wigan late hope.
Pompey manager
Kenny Jackett said: ‘It’s
a massive one – that’s
four wins on the spin
at the right time.
‘The potential of the
place is fantastic.’
Bradford ............ P
Charlton............. 3
Doncaster.......... P
Fleetwood......... 2
MK Dons ............ 1
Oldham.............. 2
Peterborough... 2
Portsmouth ..... 2
Scunthorpe....... P
Shrewsbury ...... 3
Southend .......... 4
Walsall ..................P
Rotherham........... 1
Wimbledon...........P
Bristol Rovers..... 0
Blackburn.............2
Blackpool ............. 1
Northampton ..... 0
Wigan.................... 1
Plymouth..............P
Oxford...................2
Gillingham........... 0
IN BRIEF
said boss Coleman (pictured). ‘Not
with the team – they did everything
in the right manner. We are just
disappointed that we never won.
‘We had aggression offensively
and had 20-odd shots, ten corners to
their one. I asked the players to give
me everything and they did that.’
Pilkington class rescues
Cardiff a valuable point
Sheff Utd
Sport
Leaders’ six-game winning Acca
ACCRINGTON remained top
of League Two after a solitary
goal from Mark Hughes saw
them beat Notts County for
their sixth win in a row.
The three sides directly
below them all came from
behind to win 2-1 at home.
James Collins and Glen Rea
scored for second-placed
Luton against Mansfield,
Wycombe’s Adam El-Abd and
Scott Kashket saw off
Grimsby while Exeter are up
to fourth after Jordan Storey
and Robbie Simpson netted
against Cheltenham.
Top seven
Accrington
Luton
Wycombe
Exeter
Notts County
Lincoln
Coventry
Results
P W D L
39 25 5 9
41 22 11 8
41 21 11 9
40 21 6 13
41 18 13 10
40 18 13 9
40 19 8 13
Accrington ........ 1
Carlisle............... 0
Chesterfield...... P
Coventry............ 2
Crawley.............. 1
Crewe................. 2
Exeter................. 2
Forest Green..... 1
Luton.................. 2
Morecambe....... P
Stevenage......... 4
Wycombe .......... 2
F
66
84
75
54
61
57
50
A
40
43
55
45
43
42
38
Pts
80
77
74
69
67
67
60
Notts County...... 0
Lincoln .................. 1
Newport................P
Yeovil.....................6
Swindon................ 1
Port Vale...............2
Cheltenham......... 1
Colchester............2
Mansfield.............. 1
Cambridge ...........P
Barnet................... 1
Grimsby ................ 1
■ BOSS Neil Harris was upset by
in-form Millwall’s draw at Ipswich.
Jake Cooper and George Saville
(above) netted for the Lions either
side of an own goal and a Martyn
Waghorn strike but Harris said: ‘If
we finish two points off the playoffs, there’s where we lost them.’
Rowett believes dour
way is best for Derby
GARY ROWETT was happy to win
ugly after Derby secured their first
victory in nine games to stay fifth
in the Championship.
Alan Browne’s first-half penalty
miss for hosts Preston proved
costly as Tom Lawrence’s superb
free-kick settled a dour game.
‘I was happy to forgo a bit of the
attacking side to see if we could
be solid, nick a goal and win that
way,’ said Rams manager Rowett.
Preston boss Alex Neil said: ‘The
one thing we lacked is putting the
ball in the back of the net.’
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Goal attempts for Brentford
but they had to wait until
the 81st-minute for Neal Maupay
to get the only goal in a one-sided
game at Bristol City yesterday
Britt of Clough justice
as brave Burton draw
NIGEL CLOUGH
admitted rockbottom Burton
were almost in
the last-chance
saloon after a
90th-minute goal
denied them a
priceless win over
Middlesbrough.
Marvin Sordell’s early goal was
cancelled out by £15million
substitute Britt Assombalonga
(pictured) late on and Clough
said: ‘The players are dejected. It
was an unbelievable effort.’
Boro captain Grant Leadbitter
said: ‘It was poor but we got out
of jail, we’re still in the top six and
it’s still all to play for.’
Struggling Cobblers
give Jimmy the boot
NORTHAMPTON have sacked boss
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink with the
club in the League One drop zone.
The Cobblers are without a win in
nine games and yesterday lost 2-0
defeat at Peterborough to leave
them two points adrift of safety.
‘We are sorry to see Jimmy
depart as he has worked very hard
for us but [we] felt a change was in
the best interests of the club,’ said
chairman Kelvin Thomas.
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West Brom pull the plug on Pards
with relegation looking a certainty
PREMIER League bottom club West Brom parted company with manager Alan Pardew yesterday with relegation seemingly inevitable.
Pardew left The Hawthorns by mutual consent
after winning just one of 18 league games in his
fourth-month spell as head coach.
The Baggies lie ten points adrift of safety with
only six games of the season to go, and Saturday’s
2-1 defeat at home to Burnley was their eighth
top-flight loss in a row.
Pardew was appointed on November 29, nine
days after the sacking of Tony Pulis, with West
Brom one point above the drop zone but the
former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss was
unable to transform their fortunes.
It was not until his ninth game that he claimed
by GAVIN BROWN
his first win – in the FA Cup at Exeter – while a
2-0 victory over Brighton on January 13 was the
only Premier League triumph of his tenure.
A club statement confirmed Pardew and assistant John Carver had left, with coach Darren
Moore placed in charge ‘until further notice’.
‘The club would like to thank Alan and John for
their efforts and wish them well in their future
endeavours,’ added the statement.
Speculation Pardew could leave has been rife
for weeks but, with no suitable replacement available, West Brom stuck with their man.
Now, with relegation looking certain, Moore
may stay in charge for the rest of the season.
Klopp warns City are in for a daunting time
JURGEN KLOPP says it will be an
‘unpleasant’ evening for Manchester
City when they visit Anfield for their
Champions League quarter-final,
first leg with Liverpool tomorrow.
The Reds boss concedes he would
have preferred not to have been
paired with the Premier League
champions-elect and points out City
counterpart Pep Guardiola was also
unhappy with the draw.
Klopp, though, is convinced his
side’s style of play can cause
problems for impressive City.
‘The way we attack the opponent,
the way we defend high is unpleas-
ant [for our opponents]. If we do
that well they will have some
difficulty coping with it,’ Klopp told
Uefa.com. ‘It will be very exciting.
There’s no guarantee this will work.
In the end it’s the lads on the pitch
who will decide the game.
‘I would say that of all the match-
ups, and each one is great in its own
right, if I were a neutral spectator I
would choose this game.
‘For those who have seen our two
clashes in the Premier League this
year, and since Pep arrived, they
know it’s always an exciting match.
That’s the way football should be.’
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