fr ee Tuesday, April 17, 2018 e insid y toda The wo rl d ’ s m o sT p o pu l ar fre e n e wspap e r Home interiors | inspiration | food ant in dock Star’s drink-drive shame as he’s fined £86,000 and banned for 20 months s pl u i am not trump’s t poodle p Page 3 » BarloW: i’ll never Quit take that Page 12 » 60 seConds With katie piper Page 16 » may: Syria air strikes protect Britain danger: theresa May defended bombing of suspected cheemical weaapons basess n Could this be the answer to plastic pollution? Page 2 » thErESA MAY last night denied attacking Syria at the whim of Donald trump as she explained to MPs why she ordered air strikes. the prime minister said joining forces with the US and France to destroy suspected chemical weapons bases was in the national interest. She by aidan radnedge said it helped prevent such weapons becoming ‘normalised’ and reduced the risk of them being used on Britain’s streets. labour leader Jeremy Corbyn continued on Page 4 » tWins on the Way for evans, 52 Page 17 » n Rudd sorry for ‘appalling’ Windrush scandal Page 7 » 2 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 pollution solution? protein eats plastic AN ENZYME that gobbles up plastic could be the answer to the world’s recycling headache, say British scientists. researchers created the plasticdigesting protein accidentally while investigating its natural counterpart. tests showed the lab-made mutant had a supercharged ability to break down polyethylene terephthalate (PEt), one of the most popular forms of plastic which is used in 70 per cent of bottles for soft drinks, by John von radoWitz fruit juices and mineral waters. Although said to be highly recyclable, PEt persists for hundreds of years. the new research sprang from the discovery of bacteria in a Japanese waste recycling centre that had evolved the ability to feed on plastic with a natural enzyme called PEtase. Using intense X-rays at the Diamond light Source synchrotron facility in harwell, Oxfordshire, the team inadvertently created a powerful new version of the protein. lead scientist prof John McGeehan, from Portsmouth university, said: ‘Serendipity often plays a significant role in fundamental scientific research, and our discovery is no exception. this suggests there is room to further improve these enzymes, moving us closer to a recycling solution for the ever-growing mountain of discarded plastics.’ in brief Women’s lifestyles ‘harming baby prospects’ manY British women of childbearing age are living unhealthy lives that make them woefully unprepared for pregnancy, research suggests. Large numbers of young women smoke, drink too much alcohol, are overweight or obese and eat inadequate amounts of fruit and vegetables. they also lack the levels of vitamins and minerals needed for healthy babies, the uk national Diet and nutrition Survey found. Lead author prof Judith Stephenson, from university College London, said it is ‘crucial’ that more support is given to parents to prepare nutritionally for pregnancy. researchers analysed data on 509 women aged 18 to 42. resurgent Manics set for first no.1 in 20 years maniC Street Preachers are set to claim their first no.1 album in 20 years. the Welsh band’s 13th offering, resistance is Futile, had sold 4,000 more copies than the greatest Showman soundtrack by yesterday, according to the official Charts Company. it would be the rockers’ first no.1 album since 1998’s this is my truth tell me Yours. Third of millennials could be ‘retiree renters’ up to half of millennials could still be renting in their 40s – and a third could be ‘retiree renters’, a report warns. If home ownership growth in Britain follows the ‘weak pattern’ of the 2000s, many of those born between 1981 and 2000 ‘face the prospect of never owning a home’, the resolution Foundation think tank reports. a record 1.8million families with children rent privately, up from 600,000 15 years ago, it adds. ConChita: i’ve lived With hiv for years eUroViSion winner Conchita Wurst is hiV positive and has been living with the virus for years. the austrian drag queen, who won in 2014, made the disclosure after a former friend tried to blackmail her. Wurst, 29, posted on instagram that ‘coming out is better than being outed by a third party’. 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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 3 by daniel Binns ANt McPArtliN said he is ‘shamed and mortified’ after admitting crashing into two cars – both carrying child passengers – while twice over the limit. the tV star escaped a jail sentence but was banned from driving for 20 months and fined £86,000 – short of his weekly wage of £130,000 – after pleading guilty to drink-driving. it is believed to be the highest such fine in British legal history. McPartlin was driving his mother Christine in his Mini on a Sunday afternoon in Mortlake, west london, last month when he ‘lost control’ on a sharp bend, Wimbledon magistrates’ court heard yesterday. he collided with a green Mini coming the other way and then swerved into the path of a BMW, smashing into it head-on. A nine-year-old boy in the back of the BMW was so traumatised he screamed, ‘i’m dying mummy’, while a four-year-old girl in the other car was taken to hospital for checks amid fears about her condition. Witnesses said it was a miracle no one was seriously hurt. in a statement read to the court, McPartlin, 42, said: ‘i’m shamed and mortified that it happened and i fully accept what i did and i wish to apologise to all concerned. i’m incredibly disappointed i have let myself and many others down with my actions.’ he added: ‘i’m addressing what i recognise are problems with alcohol and i am seeking specialist help.’ later, outside court, the presenter said he was ‘truly sorry for letting his fans down’. McPartlin stepped aside from his tV commitments after the crash, including hosting itV’s Saturday Night takeaway, leaving his tV partner of 30 years, Declan Donnelly, 42, to present it without him. the court heard McPartlin had 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millitres of breath. the legal limit is 35 microgrammes. McPartlin’s barrister liam Walker described the crash as a ‘brief relapse’ and claimed his mother was not aware ‘seeking specialist help’: ant Mcpartlin leaving court in Wimbledon yesterday getty the defendAnT record penalty for TV host as he apologises for letting down his fans double the limit: ant appears dazed after the crash last month he was over the drink-drive limit. he said his client had been seeking help for ‘alcohol and emotional issues’ at the time of the accident, which came in the wake of headlines about his divorce. Faheem Vanoo, the driver of the green Mini, said he feared his wife and daughter could have died if he hadn’t taken evasive action. he said: ‘We were hit with considerable force… My wife’s face hit the car seat caus- fear: faheem Vanoo and wife Partners: ant with co-host Declan Donnelly reX ing injury to her face.’ the driver of the BMW, named as Dr Ng, said in a statement: ‘it has been distressing for myself and son, both have been in shock. it greatly affected my private and work life.’ 4 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 russian hackers ‘already targeting UK for revenge’ Britain is braced for cyber warfare attacks by russia that could send services such as healthcare, transport and utilities into meltdown. it comes as the uK and us last night issued an unprecedented joint warning about ‘malicious cyber activity’ by the Kremlin. in a statement, the uK’s national Cyber security Centre, the FBi and the us department of homeland security said the russian campaign ‘threatens our respective safety, security and economic well-being’. it said that ‘multiple sources’ – including cyber security research organisations – had reported the activity, which follows a surge in russian propaganda after last week’s air-strikes on syria. intelligence experts warned that the uK’s ‘critical infrastructure’ could be endangered in the same way that hackers previously brought down hospital systems across Britain. Ciaran Martin, director-general for cyber security at gChQ, said russia could try to bring down water, gas and electricity systems, as well as banks, hospitals and transport. the pentagon reported a 2,000 per cent surge in activity by russian ‘troll’ accounts. Russian journalist dies in balcony fall a ruSSIan journalist who wrote about mercenaries from the country being killed in clashes with uS troops in Syria has died after a mystery fall. maxim Borodin (pictured), who worked for website novy Den, died in hospital on Sunday following a plunge from the balcony of his fifth-floor flat in Yekaterinburg on thursday. the cause was unclear but a friend said his home was surrounded by security men days earlier. only assad has barrel bombs and helicopters, says the pm need for speed: Mrs May told Mps she couldn’t wait for a vote on air strikes getty bombs,’ she said. She argued seeking UN approval for the strikes would have told her she should have called a vote handed Syria’s ally russia a veto. And before taking the action because she was she said international inspectors sent to ‘accountable to this Parliament, not to Douma to investigate had been denied the whims of the US president’. entry by Syrian and russian troops. But Mrs May said in the Commons: the prime minister stressed the strikes ‘We’ve not done this because president were not the start of an attempt to topple trump asked us to. We’ve done it Mr Assad or interfere in the bloody civil because we believed it was the right war that has raged in Syria since 2011. thing to do and we are not alone.’ She added: ‘it was not just morally the prime minister said she ordered right but legally right to take military the attack without waiting for a vote action and to alleviate further humanibecause a speedy response was needed tarian suffering.’ after a chemical attack killed up to 75 Mr Corbyn was greeted with cries of people in Douma, near Damascus. ‘shame’ from the Conservative benches She said she would have been unable when he accused Mrs May of being led to disclose to MPs the secret intelligence blindly by Mr trump. reports that helped make up her mind. But Mrs May’s decision not to call a the strikes at 2am on Saturday were vote was criticised by tory Sir Ken ‘strictly limited in timing and scope’, Clarke, who pointed out that Mr trump targeting chemical bases away from had tweeted a warning about air strikes. populated areas, she pointed out. he said: ‘Once the president had Mr Corbyn said the government announced to the world what he was should have waited for an international proposing, a debate was taking place investigation into the chemical attack everywhere, including many MPs in the and argued taking action without UN media, but no debate in Parliament.’ backing was ‘legally questionable’. labour ‘moderates’ who tend to he insisted Syrian president Bashar oppose Mr Corbyn, such as Yvette al-Assad might not have been behind Cooper and hilary Benn, were also critthe April 7 outrage in Douma, ical of the prime minister. But several which came hours before rebels backbenchers from the party, includsurrendered. ing Nottingham East MP Chris Mrs May said Mr Assad must leslie, supported her. have been responsible Mr leslie seemed to take aim because the chemicals at Mr Corbyn, saying: that left children foam‘those who would ing at the mouth and turn a blind eye, who gasping were dropped would do nothing in barrel bombs from in pursuit of doubts: Mr corbyn helicopters. ‘the some moral high said Mr assad might opposition does not ground, should be innocent operate helicopters also be held » continued from Page 1 or use barrel accountable.’ Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 5 bomb site: a pro-assad syrian soldier flashes a victory sign in Douma, the scene of the latest chemical weapons attack afp ‘dish honest’’: picture was doctored d Abbott slammed for fake bombing photo DiANE ABBOtt has been criticised for including a ‘dishonest’ photo of a bombing raid in a social media post about Syrian air strikes. the shadow home secretary used the picture with comments condemning tory minister Penny Mordaunt, who had defended theresa May’s decision to fire missiles without calling a vote. twitter users pointed out that it was pIerS morGan branded tory and Labour politicians ‘gutless snivelling little wretches’ for failing to come on his Itv programme to answer questions about Syria. the Good morning Britain host wrote on twitter: ‘on a massively important day, neither the government nor opposition would put a front bench spokesman up for interview.’ Some viewers pointed out that mps from both parties did appear on rival media outlets, such as the BBC. weapons inspectors ‘barred entry to Douma’ independent investigators are still being prevented by syrian and russian officials from reaching the scene of the latest chemical attack. Lack of access to douma for organisation for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons (opCW) investigators leaves questions over the april 7 atrocity unanswered. opCW director-general ahmet uzumcu said syrian and russian officials cited ‘pending security issues’ as the reason for keeping inspectors away from the area two days after they flew in. ‘the team has not yet deployed to douma,’ he said at the opCW’s headquarters in the hague. syrian authorities have instead offered 22 ‘witnesses’ for the team to interview, he said. Mr uzumcu added he hoped his team would be allowed to deploy to douma ‘as soon as possible’. deputy russian foreign minister sergei ryabkov blamed Western air strikes carried out on saturday for holding up the opCW mission. he claimed inspectors cannot allowed access to the site without permission from un security experts. a composite image created by a website in 2012 to show what a notional israeli air strike on iran might look like. Ms Abbott retorted: ‘Yes, UK goes to war without UN approval or even parliamentary debate. But the most important news is what pics i use in a tweet. Pathetic.’ tory MP James Cleverly said she had undermined her case by using a ‘deeply dishonest image’. he said the photo was a ‘vile misrepresentation’ because it gave the impression the rAF had targeted people’s homes rather than suspected chemical weapons facilities. 6 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 BBC’s reporter ‘branded sir Cliff a celebrity paedo’ by daniel Binns A BBC journalist branded Sir Cliff richard a ‘celebrity paedo’ as he tried to persuade police to co-operate with him for a story, a court heard. Correspondent Dan Johnson made the comments during a meeting with South Yorkshire Police after finding out about its investigation into the pop singer, it was claimed. the force says it agreed to give him an exclusive tip-off before raiding the Berkshire home of Sir Cliff, 77, if he would hold back on reporting the probe until then. Former Det Supt Matthew Fenwick (pictured) told the high Court he felt he had to make a deal as he feared the investigation would be wrecked if it was made public too soon. he said he pleaded with Mr Johnson not to run a report but the journalist said ‘he could and he would’. ‘We came to an arrangement that he wouldn’t publish it then but that we would notify him when we were ready to take further action,’ Mr Fenwick said. Police raided Sir Cliff’s home in August 2014, in brief Warning on cabs after ‘sex attack’ a woman was allegedly seriously sexually assaulted after being picked up by what she thought was a taxi. the passenger, in her 20s, got into the vehicle in the early hours of Sunday in norwich. norfolk police officers are working with her to get a fuller account of the incident. Det Supt katie elliott said: ‘I would urge members of the public, particularly those on nights out, to always check before getting into an unfamiliar vehicle.’ witnesses should call 0800 555 111. Drive to give jobs to modern slaves Raid: BBc reporter Dan Johnson was outside property pictures: lnp/pa Court: sir cliff richard is suing Beeb following an allegation that the star had sexually assaulted a child in 1985. the case was later dropped due to lack of evidence. Sir Cliff, who is suing the BBC, listened in court as Mr Fenwick also claimed Mr Johnson called him a ‘celebrity paedo’ at the meeting. the officer, now retired, said he was later furious to see a BBC website article that suggested the corporation was invited to cover the raid to ‘maximise publicity for the investigation’. he said the force refused the BBC’s request to speak to Sir Cliff’s alleged victim and to accompany officers on the raid. Mr Johnson was outside, with a news helicopter hovering above. the Beeb denies Sir Cliff’s claim that it breached his privacy. Bosses say coverage of the search was accurate and in good faith – and that the star’s denials were mentioned in every report. the trial, expected to last ten days, continues. up to 300 jobs for victims of modern slavery are to be created by 2020. about 20 large firms are expected to sign up to a programme devised by the Co-op and charity City hearts to provide work for people rescued from enslavement. Steve murrells, boss of the Co-op, said slavery was still ‘a blight on our society’ that left people ‘stripped of their dignity’. he said victims were ‘hidden in plain sight working in nail bars, car washes and in private homes’. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 7 it’s been appalling: ‘sorry’ rudd to act on Windrush fiasco by Joel taylor AMBEr rUDD has apologised to the Windrush generation who have been subjected to ‘inhumane and cruel’ treatment by the government with some facing the threat of deportation. Ms rudd announced the creation of a new home Office taskforce to speed up the regularisation of the immigrarrived r in the tion status of people who arr UK as long ago as the 1940s. But the home secretary was forced to admit she didn’t know if anyone had rror r after a junior been deported in err minister suggested it had occurr rred. r Ms rudd was responding to an urgent question from labour’s David lammy who said it was ‘inhumane and cruel’ for so many in the Windrush generation ‘to have suffered so long’. he told MPs: ‘this is a day of national shame and it has come about because of a hostile environment policy that was begun under her prime minister.’ And communities secretary Sajid Javid said he was ‘deeply concerned’ at challenges to the immigration status of people who were ‘long-standing pillars of our community’. Ms rudd told the house of Commons: ‘i am concerned that the home Office has become too concerned with policy and strategy, and sometimes loses sight of the individual. ‘We have seen the individual stories, and they have been, some of them, rrible r to hear, and that terr is why i have acted.’ She was challenged over an interview in which immigration minister Caroline Nokes appeared what’s your opinion? text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. new home: the ss Windrush docks at tilbury in June 1948 with (below) some of the first migrants from Jamaica. left, amber rudd pictures: getty to confirm that some Windrush migrants had been wrongly deported. Ms rudd said: ‘i do not want any of the Commonwealth citizens who are here legally to be impacted in the way they have. Frankly, some of the ways they have been treated has been wrong, has been appalling, and i am sorr rry.’ r it came after a cross-party group of 140 MPs wrote to theresa May calling for an ‘imm mmediate m and effective’ response. So grateful to have Meghan at my side in new role, beams Harry ‘excited’: Harry with theresa May at the commonwealth youth forum pa/reX prinCe harry has revealed Meghan Markle is ‘hugely excited’ to be joining him in his role as youth ambassador to the Commonwealth. harry said his bride-to-be will be by his side in the new post, as he paid tribute to the Queen’s service to the ‘family of nations’. during his speech, the prince got cheers and whoops from the audience when he mentioned Ms Markle, 36, who will join him tomorrow at a Commonwealth youth forum reception. ‘in my new role, i will work to support the Queen, my father the prince of Wales, and my brother William, all of whom know that young people are the answer to the challenges of today,’ said harry, 33. ‘i am also incredibly grateful that the woman i am about to marry, Meghan, will be joining me in this work, of which she too is hugely excited to take part in.’ it is widely anticipated that Meghan and harry will go on a Commonwealth tour after their Windsor wedding on May 19. the prince said he looked for inspiration from the Queen (pictured), highlighting her famous 21st birthday speech in Cape town in 1947. ‘she made a commitment,’ said harry. ‘she said that whether her life be long or short, it would be dedicated to the service of the people of the Commonwealth.’ speaking at the Queen elizabeth ii conference centre in central London, the prince told the young delegates: ‘You care. You want your nations to be cleaner, your planet to be greener, your friends and neighbours to be treated fairly and with respect, no matter their ethnicity, their religion or their status.’ earlier he was joined by theresa May at a discussion with young leaders, where both expressed their faith in the youth of the Commonwealth. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 9 ‘he’s morally unfit to be president’ Sacked fBi boss lays into Trump in TV interview explosive comments: James comey (right) speaks to aBc news picture: aBc/ap by Catherine luCey FOrMEr FBi director James Comey has called Donald trump ‘morally unfit’ to be president and said the US leader treats women like ‘pieces of meat’. in an explosive tV interview ahead of the release of his book, Mr Comey offered his version of events surrounding his sacking last May and the investigations into russian election meddling. ‘i don’t buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia,’ Mr Comey told ABC News. ‘he strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who’s tracking conversations and knows what’s going on. ‘i don’t think he’s medically unfit to be president.’ Mr Comey said he would describe Mr trump as ‘morally unfit’. hours before the interview was aired, the president unleashed a twitter outburst that labelled Mr Comey, who he sacked in May last year, as ‘slippery’, suggested he should be put in jail and branded him ‘the WOrSt FBi Director in history, by far!’. During the interview Mr Comey said: ‘A person who sees moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like ‘wanted loyalty pledge’: Donald trump with Mr comey in January 2017 picture: getty they’re pieces of meat, who lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it – that person’s not fit to be president of the United States, on moral grounds.’ he said it was ‘stunning’ to think russia could hold damaging information on an American president but could not discount Mr trump had been compromised. ‘these are more words i never thought i’d utter about a president of the United States, but it’s possible,’ he said. During Sunday’s interview, he also said it was possible the president had tried to obstruct justice by encouraging him to close the investigation into former White house national security adviser Michael Flynn, who later admitted lying to the FBi about his russian contacts. Mr trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway accused Mr Comey of a ‘revisionist version of history’ and sinking into the ‘gutter’ with comments about the size of Mr trump’s hands and the length of his tie. Mr trump also rejected Mr Comey’s assertion the president had sought his loyalty at a dinner in January 2017, saying: ‘i hardly even knew this guy. Just another of his many lies.’ Cub is a boy! Keepers check bear necessities on the a-gender: Health check revealed sex of bear cub in scotland sWns ZookeePerS have finally found out that a four-month-old polar bear cub is a boy. the discovery was made at the cub’s first health check, said the royal Zoological Society Scotland, which is now calling on the public to choose a name. born to mum Victoria at highland Wildlife Park, the cub is the Uk’s first in 25 years. keeper Una richardson said: ‘it was very exciting to find out we have a little boy.’ She said social media will be used to find a name and ‘raise awareness of the threats polar bears are facing’. 10 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Thandie: My Star wars role is a really big deal star Wars newcomer thandie newton has said she is the first woman of colour to have a prominent role in the space saga. the British actress (pictured), 45, is in the forthcoming han solo spin-off film, although little is known about her part or the plot. however, she has now revealed her role will be a significant one, telling the radio times: ‘i’m the first woman of colour to have a prominent role in the star Wars legacy. ‘there have been others with one line and Lupita nyong’o was a computer-generated character [the Force awakens and the Last Jedi], but you didn’t get to see the colour of her skin. ‘i’m the first. i’m going to have a toy and everything. ‘it’s exciting, but that’s all i can say. it is a big deal.’ the Line of duty star will join alden ehrenreich, Woody harrelson, donald glover and emilia Clarke in solo: a star Wars story, due out in May. newton also stars in sci-fi western tv series Westworld. METRO bites n a SurFer mauled by a shark in australia swam to safety despite serious injuries to both legs. alejandro travaglini, 37, was bitten at Gracetown, about 160miles from perth. n a mYSterY artist who painted yellow penises around all the potholes in a Suffolk town has been hailed by locals. ‘never been more proud to be from haverhill,’ tweeted one. n two 11,000-year-old wooden structures are Britain’s oldest homes, say York university experts. Finds at the north Yorkshire Star Carr site include a domestic dog and jewellery. man stabbed, scalded and starved by his girlfriend by Joel taylor A CONtrOlliNG girlfriend whose violent outbursts included stabbing her vulnerable boyfriend and scalding him with boiling water has been jailed for seven and a half years. Jordan Worth, 22, is believed to be the first woman convicted under new domestic abuse laws. She banned her partner from their bed for nine months, kept food from him, decided what he could wear, isolated him from friends and family and even took over his Facebook account, luton crown court heard. the couple met at college in 2012 when they were both 16. Worth came from a loving and supportive family, gained a 2:1 honours degree in fine arts from the University of hertfordshire, raised money for children in Africa and wanted to become a teacher. But at their home in the village of Stewartby in Bedfordshire, she controlled every aspect of her partner’s life. Worth, whose boyfriend suffered from hydrocephalus – a build up of fluid inside the skull – was arrested in June last year after neighbours heard shouting in the early hours and called police. it was the latest of many bust-ups after which he had been seen limping, or with black eyes and burns. the ambulance crew noticed he had injuries to his hand and burns to his arms and legs which were being treated with cling film. Five per cent of his body had been scalded by boiling water. he had second and third degree burns which will leave permanent scarring. hospital tests also showed stab marks. in court, Worth admitted controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship, wounding with intent and caus- Jail: Worth controlled ex’s life fairleys ing grievous bodily harm with intent from April 2016 to June last year. Judge Nic Madge said custody was ‘inevitable’, pointing out that as well as belittling her ‘vulnerable’ partner, stabbing him and burning him, she had refused him adequate bedding and food. Worth, who is now in a new relationship, was barred from contacting her ex. broker ‘relentlessly’ beat his wife and her boyfriend and i got bruising to my back, arms a CitY broker has been convicted and hands. he hit the television of beating his wife and her lover. twice and punched me in the face Fergus Clarkson, 30, launched a ‘relentless’ attack lasting up to 15 and i fell to the floor.’ Mr slattery said he was sitting in minutes when he found rebecca Clarkson at their home at 4am in the kitchen of the house in Fulham, south-west London, when Clarkson Fulham, south-west London, with arrived on January 27. he hid thomas slattery. the couple’s two-year behind a fence in the garden for ‘up to 40 minutes’. he said that when he marriage had run into trouble and they were emerged, because his position had ‘become sleeping in separate beds, hendon magistrates heard. farcical’, Clarkson Mrs Clarkson, who punched him at least three times. works for Jp Morgan, said: Clarkson, who had denied assault by ‘Fergus was punching beating, was Problems: fergus thomas. Fergus bailed for and rebecca clarkson sentencing next pushed me against the wall week. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 11 i only popped out for some milk... breaking moos: cows eye ruth Brown’s shrubs a grandmother returned home from the shops yesterday to find a herd of cows chomping on her front garden. ruth brown had popped out when council staff drove the animals – escaped from a field – onto her property in darlington, Co. durham. She said: ‘i was out shopping and my neighbour phoned me and said you have got ten cows in your garden. it was a bit of a shock to see them all.’ mrs brown, 65, said the cows chewed her shrubs and her lawn was ‘in a state’. but she added most of the mess was on paving stones and the animals were soon herded into a lorry. darlington council said her garden was chosen because it was the first staff saw with a gate to pen the cows in. Pull the udder one: a group of cows herded into a front garden in Darlington by council workers pictures: nnp steak-out: a lorry ready to remove the herd 12 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Gwyn hints star-studded bash was secret wedding second time lucky?: Brad and gwyneth shared this snap from their party GwYneth paLtrow has dropped the biggest hint yet that her a-list gathering on Saturday was in fact her secret wedding to fiancé Brad Falchuk. the actress yesterday thanked guests, including Julia roberts and Jennifer aniston, for helping the couple ‘celebrate our love’. when the oscar winner turned up at the bash in a maroon gown, it was reported the La do was an engagement party. But Gwynnie’s comments add fuel to rumours it was, in fact, the moment she and producer Brad, 47, tied-the-knot. posting a snap of their ‘incredible evening’ on Instagram, she said: ‘there will never be adequate words to express our gratitude. I will never get over my gorgeous dress. thank you to all of our amazing, true and dear friends who came to support us. we feel like the luckiest people on the planet because we have you in our lives. and most of all thank you @bradfalchuk for true happiness.’ the couple have been together for three years. Gwyneth, 45, has two children – daughter apple, 13, and 12-year-old son moses – with first husband, Coldplay frontman Chris martin, 41. a n d r e i H a r m s w o rt H ’ s Barlow: Quit take that? i’d never do that But he’s happy to be solo... for now G who has been on a stage since the age ArY BArlOW yesterday of 11, to not tour for years... that’s not admitted he would be enough for me. i want to go out and do ‘devastated’ if he was ever more,’ he said. forced to wave farewell to ‘it is the same with records. twelve take that – as he set off on songs every three years... i write all the a fresh bout of solo stardom. time. i’m a really prolific songwriter, the love Won’t Wait singer was on so the solo career satisfies me to work stage in Edinburgh last night, as his more. i love what i do,’ he added debut album Open road soared back in fact, Barlow can’t envisage ever in to the top 10, nearly 21 years after it walking away from the Greatest Day was released. chart-toppers. Explaining the significance of his ‘if there was a reason that i couldn’t surge in popularity, the 47-year-old do it anymore i would be devastated told Guilty Pleasures: ‘it makes me because i enjoy it so much,’ he said. think of so many things. Obviously But he did hint his days as a reality that was a tricky time. it wasn’t the nicest time when that record came out. tV show judge are numbered. the former X Factor and let it Shine ‘the fact that we are here mentor admitted: ‘What records and now talking about it touring do is it takes you back to the merging into the charts heart of why you do what you do. again – it is just lovely,’ ‘As a musician you can lose focus he added. of what got you into newspapers and Assuring fans his solo on to tV,’ he admitted. hiatus does not mean the ‘i’ve lost track in the past and lost end is nigh for take that, focus and you’ve just got to remind Barlow promised the band yourself the reason that you will always come first. are special to people. it’s ‘i always say, i’ll you write songs move anything to do on the road again: because and you sing. i’m things with the gary kicked off his celebrating coming off band. We usually do talent shows and latest tour in a record and tour going back to my edinburgh last night every three years. roots.’ As someone We ink saint will love tatt, kanye kanYe WeSt marked his return to twitter by sharing his plan to get his son’s name tattooed on his neck. the rapper, 40, wrote: ‘i asked my friend to design this tat for me,’ alongside a snap of the words ‘Saint West’ and ‘Saint’, in different fonts. Saint, two, is kanye’s son with wife kim kardashian. they also have daughters north, four, and three-month-old Chicago. kanye reactived his twitter account on Friday, a year after closing all of his social media accounts. h taylor jilts her latest break-up hit taYLor SwIFt has penned another song about an ex – but can’t be bothered to sing it. Instead, she’s gifted the break-up ditty to country music duo Sugarland, aka Jennifer nettles and kristian Bush. asked if track Babe was about one of tay’s old flames, nettles teased: ‘It might be,’ adding: ‘I’m going to close my mouth and let her tell that story.’ Swift, 27, has a reputation for turning her love splits into chart hits. She kicks off the uk leg of her world tour in June. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 13 with ith tom t sti hb stichbury @metro_showbiz Cara fights back after being accused of double standards Cara DeLevInGne hit back when she was criticised for praising Beyoncé’s show, despite boycotting Coachella over an LGBtQ storm. the model-turned-actress snubbed the bash over claims owner phillip anschutz funded mUm-tomultiple anti-LGBt hate groups. be Cardi b gave But after calling Bey’s set ‘iconic’, ‘bump and grind’ a she was slammed on social media. new meaning at Coachella Cara, 25, tweeted: ‘I am on Sunday. the 25-year-old allowed to shame that twerked up a storm during her man (anschutz) and set. but the rapper, expecting a show appreciation of child with fiancé offset, soon an artist at the same had to stop. ‘i’m out of time.’ She later wrote: ‘I a my pregnant breath, ass,’ at h ooc sm a will let nothing get in of them sharing ed erg em she told fans. her debut the way of me pulled one aganza. 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Gutter lean on me: leo and camila at coachella as his ex, riri, shows off threads WireiMage Beck to party... with new model beyoncé fizzing back up charts BrookLYn BeCkham, 19, partied with meredith mickelson, 18, at Coachella. Lexi wood, 19, his last squeeze, was also at the festival. beYonCÉ received a big chart boost after her Coachella set. her most recent album, Lemonade, fizzed back into the top 10 on the itunes chart. 14 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 good deed feed thankS so much to paula, the nurse who saved my uncle’s life and continued Cpr after paramedics gave up. he’s recovering well. Mary, Lightwater, Surrey thankS to the absolute gent who stood up for my ‘stunned’ partner at the entrance to Fenchurch Street station on thursday evening around 6pm. She was too shocked to thank you herself. I’d like to buy you a beer and say thanks in person. Pete, Chalkwell thank you to the young lady who picked me up and took me to casualty when I fell in Barton Lane near the trafford Centre in manchester. I am much better now. Paul Brady, Manchester thank you to the young man who chased down the man who stole my purse and gave it back to me. Jackie, Tunbridge Wells thankS to all who came to my aid when I fell down the escalator in newcastle Central station at 9.30am on Saturday. I’m sorry to the lassie who I knocked over. John Braid, South Shields Start your text with the word DEED followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies and another thing... n amazon staff reportedly peeing into bottles is disgusting and unhygienic (metro, mon). It must be against the health and Safety at work act 1974. and since when have employees been called ‘associates’? It must be wording in the contract so they don’t have to provide adequate facilities. another reason not to use amazon. linda, Pinner n BBC tv’s ordeal By Innocence was worth the wait. Dame agatha Christie would have approved. what a twist at the end. J, glasgow n regarding the pay gap debate, does Ivana (metrotalk, mon) have the same job as her ex? I am happy with what I receive based on my ability, contribution and experience, and don’t care how much my male colleague receive. It is pointless to compare, regardless of gender. fumi, west sussex Talk S E N D U S Y OU R VI E W S METRO Start a text with vieWs followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies. or email email@example.com helpline for views, rush-hour Crush and Good Deed Feed: 020 3615 0600. Full t&Cs on metro.co.uk/terms metro is a member of the Independent press Standards organisation We should boldly go beyond the eu But picard and pals are right on a second poll n Sir Patrick Stewart reckons Star trek’s Jean-luc Picard (pictured) would have voted remain along with his Professor X from the X-Men (Metro, Mon). What next – Bagpuss? Sir Patrick should wake up to the fact that leave voters are not anti-Europe and that we will all continue to be friends and trade. the EU is not Europe and not what many of us voted for in 1975. Next out France and Austria? Mike, West Sussex n What other fictional characters are we now expected to believe hold views more important than actual voters? how would Buck rogers have voted in the US presidential election? What about Star Wars’ Jar Jar Binks in the Dunny-on-the-Wold by-election? As asinine as it is elitist. Eddy, Hemel Hempstead n We voted Leave so get over it. Maybe Sir Patrick should treat this like the prime directive in Star trek and not interfere. Robert, Liverpool n i voted for Brexit assuming that the government knew how to deal with it but clearly they don’t. it’s now such an embarrassing shambles that i wish i’d voted remain. i would welcome a new vote. Michael Setchell, West Drayton n A new referendum with all the facts laid out is the only sensible option before we leave the EU. We must look like fools in the eyes of Europe. it is embarrassing to be British! Anon n Parliament can vote on the final deal. Job done! We do not need to be influenced by a small minority to have another vote. TM, Sheffield Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 15 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! Cute redhead with the grey fluffy coat. You were on a street in the Jewellery Quarter with headphones in and a black bag on your back. You have a cute smile. I think you work in a coffee shop so let’s go for something stronger. Katie, Blonde With Yellow Coat, Jewellery Quarter Birmingham LoveLY lass on the Bury tram who studies foreign languages and works in tesco. I enjoyed chatting to you on my way home from work. It would be nice to get to know you better. Lad With The Friendly Accent, Manchester .last-gasp win: tracey neville (right). .celebrates as her england netball. .team wins gold on the gold coast pa. the only neville With england glory n great to see tracey neville’s england netballers have a late win at the Commonwealth games. as metro Sport (mon) pointed out, it conjured up manchester United’s Champions League comeback victory in 1999 featuring brothers gary and Phil. but she is actually the only one of the nevilles to win something with england. oneupwomanship! JT, Salford n Shame on games officials for leaving it so long to help Scottish marathon runner Callum hawkins (metro Sport, mon). his collapse near the end of the marathon was distressing and he was in no state to decide about his medical needs. if it were rugby or boxing, the decision would be made for him. Such a delay could have had dire consequences. John, Plymouth to the cheeky, bearded hot wing on the 7.22am to hull from Leeds, you blow my mind. Let me buy you a coffee sometime! Mature, Young At Heart With Red Shoes to the gorgeous tanned hunk on the piccadilly line in dungarees, headed towards Cockfosters. I looked over at you, you winked and then you rolled your hood back. how about a hot coffee sometime and can I show you a new hat? Man With The Big Hat, Woodford lights up my world! Fancy a Costa? New Glasses, London to the cute council officer in blue on the early halifax to preston train. Your smile and friendly hello make my day and send my heart fluttering. Girl With The Long Coffee? Pink Hair, Hebden Bridge to no.1 Fan (Crush, thu), we’re still trying to find out who the driver is. where did you get off the bus? thanks. Curious Bus Driver to the beauty who gets on the early morning no.172 bus at old kent road, your smile Text CRUSH followed by your Rush-Hour Crush, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies bus delay payouts are a non-starter n Stephen complained about the lack of compensation if you’re on a delayed bus (metrotalk, mon). when trains are late it’s due to other trains or rail problems. when buses are late, it could be due to bus problems, traffic, roadworks, an accident… who should pay compensation? lizzie, dudley n Stephen, buses do offer compensation if they terminate early. You need to ask the driver for a transfer ticket which allows you to get on another bus with no charge. also, bus operators have no control what happens on anon the road. n with regard to the passengers versus customers debate (metrotalk, Fri), this also applies to applicants for state benefits, who are called ‘customers’. the oxford english Dictionary says a customer is a ‘person who buys goods or services from a shop or business’, not someone applying for benefits. this is change for no sandra, liverpool good reason. 60 16 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 what gave you the idea to include your own mum’s diaries? interviewed. instead, she decided We appeared on loose to read an extract from her own Women together this time diaries. i didn’t even know she last year and, because my had written a diary during the mum Diane is a nervous, time i was in hospital after .strong: Katie’s. shy person, she didn’t i became a victim of an acid .mum Diane piper. attack back in 2008. So the really want to be secondswith katie PiPer The 34-year-old talks about terrible teens, selfies in hospital gowns and the toughtalking mum who helped her survive her acid attack first time i heard her diary entries from that time was on live tV and it was so emotional. did it bring you both closer? Undoubtedly it changed the bond between us forever. Some people might think they don’t get on with their mothers but my book talks about how your relationship changes over time. My mum is the strong, silent type. i remember, when i was in hospital, she said things like, ‘Well, you’ve just got to get on with it.’ it sounds harsh but she was so right. Sometimes in life you really do just have to get on with it! did you rebel as a teenager? Oh, loads. i was a horrendous teenager, always rebelling. i pierced my own ears with ice cubes and a safety pin, and got an infection in return. We lived in a small village but i wanted to live in a city. i was always rebelling, striving for independence and staying out late. Now i’m a mother myself with two girls, i can see how much i terrified my mum! are you extra protective of your own daughters because of the acid attack? i don’t want to bring my past into the present and i don’t want to push it on to my children. i don’t want to pass on my anxiety to them. i’m still in danger of losing moments and entire days because of those bad memories but i’m learning how to recognise the triggers. reX You’ve published a new book – what’s it about? When i was pregnant with my second daughter i started thinking about the things i really wanted to read about. i wanted to know how to raise a daughter in today’s society, with the pressures of social media, cyberbullying, Photoshopping, #Metoo. i thought there was a market out there for something that would be a tougher, grittier guide than your average parenting book. i thought there was a market for something that would be a tougher, grittier guide than your average parenting book You’re doing a live tour too. is that nerve-racking? i am nervous, don’t get me wrong, but the whole project has got the adrenaline pumping massively. We started the skeleton of the script before i was pregnant. then i had major baby brain when i was expecting. Next i had the baby, and rehearsals and dress rehearsals were done with the producer coming to my house with the script while i breast-fed on demand, or at the theatre with my daughter in the bouncy chair. in a way, it didn’t give me too much time to worry about it! what advice do you give to teenage girls who lack confidence in their looks? i would say that to constantly compare yourself to others is such a waste of a brilliant person. You’ve got one chance at youth so don’t blow it! i often talk about turning my flaws into a positive thing. if it wasn’t for these scars, these flaws, i wouldn’t have written this book. Your mother was diagnosed with cancer… Since my acid attack, my mum has dedicated herself to giving me my existence back. i owe everything to her. then she phoned me one day, out of the blue, and told me she had cancer. i was shocked and angry but i was determined to help my mum the way she has helped me. She’s had surgery and chemo and she’s been through the mill. Now, compared to me, she’s winning in the hospital stakes! are you recognised when you go back simon Cowell is into hospital? a patron of your Yes, i’m always asked for foundation... selfies when i go back. Yes, he got in touch after .Caring: patron. recently i had surgery and as the tV documentary that told my story and said how .simon cowell. i was lying there afterwards in an oxygen mask and gown, angry he was over what had the nurses asked if they could have a happened to me. he’s supported my selfie! So i had my picture taken. it’s foundation for nine years now. i saw actually very difficult to smile when him in person at a dinner a few months you’re coming round from a general ago and i can call on him for anything. anaesthetic! amanda CaBle When i first met him i was really nervous and star-struck but he’s such a Katie Piper’s From Mother caring person, and much of his work for To Daughter: The Things I’d Tell our charity and others is done quietly My Child (Quercus) is out now behind the scenes. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 17 Appeal to raiders who stole a queen’s heart thieves have stolen a golden case containing the heart of a woman twice crowned queen of France. the raiders smashed a window at the thomas-dobrée museum in nantes over the weekend and escaped with the 6in oval casket made to honour anne of Brittany, despite triggering an alarm. philippe grosvalet, president of France’s western Loire-atlantique region, said they had ‘attacked our common heritage’ and taken an item ‘of inestimable value’. Councillor Catherine touchefeu said: ‘if the thieves were motivated by the fact that it is shiny and made of gold, they should understand that its historical and symbolic value far outweighs its 100 grams of gold.’ the case, which has been at the museum for more than 130 years, narrowly escaped being melted down following the French revolution of 1789. anne, who died in 1514 aged 36, first became queen in 1491, when she married Charles viii. after Charles died in 1498 the crown passed to his cousin Louis Xii and she married him the following year as part of a political deal over control of Brittany. she was buried at saint denis near paris but her heart was stored in her family tomb in nantes, Brittany. aged just 12, anne was married to Maximilian i, the holy roman emperor, before Charles forced her to renounce the union because he saw it as a threat. she had previously been engaged to edward v of england – one of the ‘princes in the tower’ – before his disappearance in 1483. n one in five people who have bought a reusable water bottle have either lost it or forget to use it, a poll by keep britain tidy and brita shows. brita said the ‘hassle factor’ can outweigh waste concerns. n DrInkInG three cups of coffee a day cuts the risk of heart palpitations by 13 per cent, a study of 340,000 people in australia shows. Caffeine protects against atrial fibrillation, researchers found. Royal relic: anne (left) and the stolen casket getty/afp targeted by thieves: thomasDobrée museum in nantes was raided over the weekend good evans... it’s going to be twins for us, says Chris ChriS EVANS said he was braced for ‘double trouble’ as he revealed his wife is pregnant with twins. the 52-year-old, who broke the news during a chat with a fertility expert on his BBC radio 2 breakfast show, said Natasha Shishmanian, 38, had received iVF treatment. ‘Mrs Evans is... she is now, yeah. twins,’ the DJ announced. he added: ‘Double trouble. twin turbo. We’ve known for a while, obviously. She’s definitely the mother. there’s no doubt about that.’ the couple already have boys Noah, nine, and Eli, five, while Evans is dad to Jade, 32, by his ex-fiancée Alison Ward. the former top Gear host said the couple’s younger son hasn’t quite grasped the enormity of his METRO bites n a CInema that stimulates the senses is opening in London’s west end this week. Cineworld’s immersive 4DX venue uses motion seats and special effects to simulate weather and on-screen smells. ‘double trouble’: chris evans revealed to listeners wife natasha is expecting pa by andrei harmsWorth mum and dad’s news, explaining: ‘he has got a shock and a half coming, he’s got a double shock coming.’ Evans added: ‘We tried to tell him, he doesn’t quite get it yet. ‘Eli is mum’s best mate. that is going to change, my friend.’ looking to the upsides of his wife’s pregnancy, he said: ‘i’m looking forward to lots of curries and cravings.’ he told listeners: ‘When you buy a Mini for the first time you see more Minis on the road. ‘When you begin to be involved in the world of twins you see twins everywhere, they are not as rare as you think.’ the ginger-haired star was previously married to loose Women panellist Carol McGiffin, 58, and singer and actress Billie Piper, 35. n trainS missed a scheduled stop once every nine minutes in the last financial year. Worst offender govia thameslink said skipping stations was a ‘last resort’ to limit disruption after delays. 18 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 WPP shares tumble after Sorrell quits ShareS in advertising giant wpp dipped five per cent yesterday after the shock resignation of chief executive Sir martin Sorrell. Sir martin (pictured), boss for 33 years, quit on Saturday amid allegations he misused company funds. an internal inquiry found the amounts involved were not material, and he will be treated as having retired. Sir martin, who has denied wrongdoing, said the allegations were ‘putting too much unnecessary pressure on the business’. Foodies flock to the town that junked big Mac a toWn that turned away a Mcdonald’s restaurant more than a decade ago has gone on to become a haven for food lovers. tavistock hit the headlines in 2006 when the fast food giant closed due to lack of trade. now boasting 136 restaurants and an award-winning farmers’ market, the devon town has become a foodie destination. ‘people don’t want chicken nuggets and chips,’ said Matt smith, 38, owner of gastro-pub the trout and tipple. ‘there are more places than when Mcdonald’s shut – it’s been very positive.’ Bob Finbow, 25, of the Cornish arms, added: ‘people here expect a certain quality and service.’ burger off: fish man Dan garnett at his stall in tavistock market. the town saw off McDonald’s (inset) in 2006 sWns Wetherspoon closes all its social media over trolling by alan Jones JD WEthErSPOON is axing all its twitter, instagram and Facebook accounts, citing the trolling of MPs and social media addiction for the move. the pub chain said the decision, which covers all its 900 pubs plus the head office, was being made ‘with immediate effect’ and takes account of ‘concerns over the misuse of personal data and the addictive nature of social media’. Chairman tim Martin said: ‘We are going against conventional wisdom that these platforms are a vital component of a successful business. ‘i don’t believe that closing these accounts will affect our business whatsoever, and this is the overwhelming view of our pub managers. ‘it’s becoming increasingly obvious that people spend too much time on anti-social: pub chain boss tim Martin twitter, instagram and Facebook, and struggle to control the compulsion.’ Mr Martin said the chain would still communicate through its Wetherspoon News magazine and would maintain it website and app. he said customers would be encouraged to communicate via the website ‘or by speaking with the manager at their local pub’. Wetherspoon has more than 44,000 twitter followers and 100,000 followers on Facebook. its most popular posts have had more than 500,000 views. BUSINESS bites n two-FIFthS of Brits get cold feet about web purchases, leaving an average of £29.37 in an online basket each month, says a Barclays survey. the habit, known as surf and turf, hits sales by around £18bn a year. the most ditched items include sportswear, lingerie and headphones. n a bike is stolen in the Uk every six seconds, new figures show. thefts surged 17 per cent from 80,309 in 2015 to 93,561 in 2017, reports the department for transport. the true figure may be higher as many go unreported. Claims for stolen bikes average £7.5million a year, says direct Line home Plus insurance. n ChanneL 4 has started looking for cities to host its new national headquarters and two creative hubs. the broadcaster plans to move 300 of its 800 staff – who will be decisionmakers and commissioners – into three new sites outside the capital. it will also increase spending on productions outside London by more than £250million by 2023. tourist rates australia (a$).............................................................1.74 Canada (C$)................................................................1.71 euro (€).......................................................................1.10 new Zealand (n$)....................................................1.80 poland (zloty)............................................................4.23 Singapore ($) ............................................................1.74 South africa (rand).................................................16.16 uS ($)..........................................................................1.36 e id u r u rban g pHOtO: JOHn gODWin Yo u Home Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 19 totally tropiCal the pineapple is having its moment in the sun Page 22 » a social eating platform connecting 25,000 people in 130 countries is introducing foodies to a whole world of local cuisine, says Claire Coleman Bite CluB O NE of the joys of exploring a foreign city is eating out, discovering the tastes and culture of somewhere new. But increasingly it seems we’re less enamoured by the idea of trawling through online portals only to end up with what is often an unreliable review, or tasting small plates at the latest must-try hotspot – and are in search of something more authentic, more connected to the locals behind the cuisine. And in an era of pop-ups, supper clubs and sharing platforms, it’s never been easier to invite yourself round to a stranger’s home and tuck into whatever they’re cooking for dinner that night. Eatwith, which calls itself a ‘social eating platform’, connects travellers to ‘hand-selected local hosts’ and was born in France in 2014 after co-founder Camille rumani found that family tradition: carine Ottou passes on the cameroon recipes that she learnt from her mother travelling – and dining – abroad left her feeling dissatisfied. ‘We travel more than ever to places where millions of people live, yet we don’t meet them and we feel disconnected,’ she explains. She recalls a time when she was living in Beijing and was invited to spend Chinese New Year with a friend’s family. ‘it gave me the opportunity to ask all these questions about their culture and food. it made me feel like a traveller rather than a tourist.’ Now Eatwith has more than 25,000 Continued on Page 20 » 20 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Home interiors | inspiration | food Carine’s Candied Peanuts ingredients ■ 150g sugar ■ 100g water ■ 250g raw shelled red peanuts (skin on) instructions 1. preheat oven to 190C (fan), gas mark 5. 2. Line up a large baking tray and pour in the red peanuts. 3. roast the peanuts for ten minutes or until the skin start to split. the peanuts should be mildly roasted but not overall ‘dark brown’. Leave the oven on. 4. In a medium saucepan, combine the roasted peanuts, 75g of sugar and water. place over medium heat and stir gently until sugar dissolves. Stir gently every five minutes. bite-size delights: the banana puff puffs 5. Let simmer and let water evaporate completely until a thick red syrup forms. Stir again to ensure the peanuts are coated with the sugared syrup. 6. add the remaining 75g sugar and stir gently. then leave it for five minutes. 7. the mixture should turn from crystallised to melting darkened syrup again. Stir quickly to avoid burning the sugar and pour your mixture back on the tray. 8. use a fork to separate your peanuts and bake for five more minutes or until the coated peanuts have a shiny outer robe. 9. Leave to rest until completely cooled down. 10. Your candied peanuts are ready to be eaten once cooled and crispy. from Page 19 » hosts in 130 countries, allowing you to have dinner in someone’s home, take a cooking class or arrange a food tour. ‘Food is a great way of building bridges between cultures,’ says Camille, who assures me they have a very strict process for vetting and testing their hosts so there’s a certain level of quality control. She points out that in big cities where there are people from many different backgrounds, it can be a great opportunity to explore and get to know cuisines and environments that you might live right next door to, but don’t often come into contact with. Carine Ottou’s cosy dining room, less than ten minutes from my home in south london, is a case in point. Carine grew up in Cameroon and France before moving to the UK and, while she and her husband loved eating out, a few years ago she found herself disillusioned with the sterility of the restaurant experience. ‘it ‘Food can build cultural bridges’ lacked soul,’ she explains, over a glass of palm wine, a traditional drink from Cameroon. And so Carine started her own supper clubs and Cameroonian cooking classes, joined Eatwith and now regularly teaches a mix of locals and visitors the sort of cooking skills she learned from her grandmother and auntie. On the night i join her class, i learn how to cook banana puff puffs – little doughnuts that are a traditional street food made from cassava, banana and a little oil – as well as nfian owondo, a traditional Cameroonian stew made from peanuts and smoked chicken. As we follow her instructions, peeling and grating the cassava root, Carine talks about the origin of ingredients such as palm oil, to her roots. the food, it goes and how the peanut paste we use without saying, is delicious – the in the stew is different from banana puff puffs even converted peanut butter. me, a lifelong banana hater – and She explains to us how it is i leave with a bag of her traditional to use two stones homemade caramelised to crush the tomatoes, peanuts and some of her ginger, garlic and onions amazing homemade sauces. that make the base of the ginger and garlic the stew – and then #blondesauce is my admits that it’s quicker favourite but chilli lovers and easier to do it in a mixer, even if you don’t swear by #hotchilli. You can find them get quite the same at marielittlejar. depth of flavour. And as we go, co.uk. Carine shares her But i also take away a unique experiences of insight into a growing up in culture that is, Cameroon and very nearly, talks about how, new banana fan: like many people, found on my claire gets to work on doorstep. she uses cuisine the puff puffs n eatwith.com as a way to connect Carine’s nFian OWOndO (traditiOnal smOked ChiCken and Peanut steW) SerVe 4-6 ingredients ■ 2 tsp oil (peanut or sunflower) ■ 2-3 kg chicken (preferably smoked) ■ half a can of plum tomatoes ■ 1 medium onion ■ 2 large garlic cloves ■ 20g fresh ginger (peeled) ■ 4 tsp peanut paste (not peanut butter) ■ 500g water ■ Salt and pepper to taste ■ handful of african basil (or regular basil) ■ half a habanero chilli, seeded instructions 1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, add to water in a pan and bring to boil for 20 minutes at medium heat. 2. Blend half an onion, garlic, ginger and tomatoes and set aside. 3. In a large pot, heat oil over low heat. Slice half an onion, add it in and sauté, stirring for five to ten minutes. 4. add tomato mixture and stir every five minutes until water has evaporated. 5. add in boiled chicken and stir gently, at low heat. 6. meanwhile, using the chicken stock add in the peanut paste and stir. 7. pour the chicken/peanut stock in the tomato mix and add the chilli. Let it simmer for ten to 15 minutes or until it has reached the desired thickness. I like mine more like a thai green curry consistency (a soup). But it can also be eaten much thicker (similar to an Indian curry consistency). 8. Five minutes before it is ready, remove the chilli, adjust seasoning (salt and pepper), add in the basil and stir. this dish is best served with steamed fragrant rice and fried yellow plantain as a side dish. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 21 interiors | inspiration | food pHOtO: cHristian HilleBranD / fOtalia Smells so good Freshly brewed coffee, washing powder and cherry lip balm – we adore the new anya Smells scented candles from anya hindmarch for their funky fragrances and cool designs. From £50, amara.com Bunny stuff Travel hotspots True blue visit the globe’s most recognisable monuments in one fell swoop (and without stepping outside the front door) with this travel the world monuments mural. From £399, pixers.uk too beautiful to be kept simply for picnics, unC’s indigo, tie-dye effect, bamboo plates will be used all year round for every type of soirée. From £5.50, rougeshop.com T he HOT t s i L Sorbet crush In the prettiest, pastel hues, the new iridescent balloon glasses from LSa’s Sorbet collection are just the excuse we need for another G&t with friends. £28 for a pair, lsa-international.com Top teas, monumental murals, a VERY pricey basin and more... by lara sargent Purple haze as lilac takes the fashion world by storm, view the world through mauve-tinted glass with purlfrost’s violetta petal-print, window film. From £11.50 for 50cm x 25cm panel, purlfrost.com Home Big kids will love the new miffy range at primark, as much as the younger members of the family. From £5 for a cushion Beauty and the basin Brace yourself for bathroom envy: the flower-shaped, Zeina basin in velvety-smooth, taupe porcelain is strewn with delicate butterflies and sparkly rose gold accents. time to save up…£900, londonbasincompany.com Hot to knot hot List is willing the sun to come out, so we can relax in the garden on this 1970s-style acacia macramé folding chair. Cinzano and lemonade optional… £295, frenchconnection.com Floral tribute Spring is definitely in the air thanks to Firefly’s new botanical bottle designs and refreshing juices such as kiwi, Lime & mint. £1.55, ocado.com Crowning glory we’re celebrating national tea Day on Saturday by swapping our usual mug of builder’s brew for newby’s posh Black tea Crown assortment of 36 individually wrapped tea bags. £15, newbyteas.co.uk 22 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Home interio ors nsp piration | food Pool rules Pineapple crush Our favourite way to do pineapples this season will undoubtedly involve lying back on this pool float with the sun on our face. £30, urbanout fitters.com these big, beautiful pineapple murals will create the coolest, most kitsch, tropical vibe. from £27 per sq m, wallsauce.com Light fantastic this distressed, metal pineapple chandelier will add tongue-in-cheek opulence to your room. £405, grahamandgreen.co.uk pineapple of our eye... Get fruity you’ll easily get your five a day using this pineapple-print, 12-piece dinner set by georgee Home. £20, asda.com m drink it in sip on the trendiest tipple with a large glug of spit-roasted pineapple gin from that Boutique-y gin company. £28.95, 31dover.com conjuring up exotic climes, pineapples are taking over our homes. Lara Sargent chooses the pick of the season’s crop... Mat attack Welcome guests with this fruity-cool, pineapple door mat in high-quality coconut fibre. £25, amara. com this gold pineapple tea bag tidy is a snip at £2.50. dunelm.com it’s a wrap We want this giant-sized, pineapple beach blanket right now – for the bathroom, beach and boudoir. £22.99, prezzybox.com scent-sational tea time shake it up cute, metallic pineapple salt and pepper shakers. What’s not to love? £17 a set, oliverbonas.com in nfuse your hom me with h th he smelll of sum mmerr with this pineap pplescented cand dle in a glasss jar.. £113.119, maiso onsdum monde.com rainbow brights pineapples can be purple, pink, green and red, thanks to this colour-changing pineapple night light. £8, hawkin.com fruit cocktail snap up the emporium pineapple ice bucket (£35) and gold pineapple cup (£5.50) for non-stop piña coladas. al fresco cool at its very best… talkingtables.co.uk t i n n e d , f r e s h o r i n a b o t t l e w i t h v o d k a . . . ta k e y o u r p i c k Raw goodness pineapples are an excellent source of vitamin c, magnesium, potassium and manganese. they also contain the bromelain enzyme which can break down proteins, so pineapple juice in marinades is a great way to tenderise tough meat. not to be sneezed at Hay fever season is upon us and the bromelain enzyme also has natural anti-inflammatory properties that might help with sneezes and runny eyes. if you’re struggling to eat your pineapple quota, try Holland & Barrett’s bromelain tablets, £12.99 for 60 (take one tablet three times daily). dough goodeR a squeeze of pineapple juice works wonders for dough, says the team behind Modernist Bread, a five-volume work on the art of bread making (£353, amazon.co.uk). it’s down to the enzyme that dissolves protein, which makes braiding bread like Jewish challah a doddle. MoVe oVeR aVo smashed avocado on toast is so last season. layer pineapple and gorgonzola on sourdough (using tinned pineapple slices) and put under a hot grill until the cheese is bubbling. Mmmm… CoRe bliMey if it has to be fresh, this easy-to-use pineapple corer, slicer and wedger will take the hard work out of prepping. lakeland has seen sales of the gadget shoot up by over 90 per cent recently. the result: rings, slices or chunks in no time at all. £9.79, lakeland. co.uk tastes like suMMeR no mixology skills necessary for whipping up a piña colada. pour 50ml cÎrOc summer colada (a limited-edition vodka infused with pineapple and coconut, £29.99 from drinksupermarket. com) in a tall glass filled with ice, add 50ml pineapple juice and garnish with a wedge of fresh pineapple. summer in a glass… Can fan Don’t diss the tinned stuff, as canned pineapple can count towards one of your fivea-day and is a good source of fibre, says lucy Jones, tV dietician and nutritionist, who is working with princes fruit. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 23 pHOtO: getty interiors | inspiration | food and so to Bed... I T ’ S O N LY NAT U R A L . . . i need new sheets – what fabric and fit would you recommend? Choose organic cotton or linen – both are lovely fabrics but also better for the environment than regular cotton, which uses lots of chemicals to be produced and is bad for everyone who farms it and weaves it. Sadly, the uk hasn’t quite caught up with the uSa with regards to manufacturing organic cotton bedding, but west elm do a lovely range. Linen is more readily available interior designer Phoebe Oldrey on how creating the right look for your bedroom can help you get more shut-eye How can i stop myself waking up at the crack of dawn with the lighter mornings? our circadian rhythm, also known as our natural body clock, is designed for us to fall asleep at dusk and wake with dawn. the only way to stop being woken at a ridiculous hour in the summer is to have blackout lined curtains or blinds to minimise the light coming into the room. I personally don’t like waking up in a pitch-black room, so I don’t seal every edge – this still allows some morning light to creep in slowly to wake you up at the right time. If you love the feeling of luxury, have them interlined as well – it’s a thicker layer that sits between the fabric and the lining, and acts as a thermal insulator (great for winter). picking a curtain fabric is such a personal thing, it’s almost like picking art – you have to fall in love with it, to live with it. I use a professional curtain maker, which can be pricey but the quality of curtains is amazing so it’s a real investment (and it’s nice to know you are supporting a small business). John Lewis also has a bespoke curtain-making service with many of the main fabric company designs to pick from. should i change my pillow more often than my mattress – what filling and firmness should i choose? Some people love down and others like foam or microfibre. It’s all about making sure you are as comfortable as possible when you lay your head down each night, and just like all things that you rest on, you have to try them. always go with the best you can afford and what feels right. mattresses need changing every sleep easy: eight years and pillows between phoebe Oldrey one and three Home years. Foam pillows need replacing more than feather as they can break down and become lumpy, but both will survive longer with pillow protectors that get a regular hot wash. Check instructions, as each filling is different. use dryer balls to stop the filling clumping and not drying properly. i want a calm bedroom but don’t like blue – what other colours work well? today’s on-trend dark green is a great colour for a holistic bedroom interior as it will make the room darker at night. Biophilic design is a really interesting area of research that talks about how we are happy when in contact with nature. Certain colours give us that happy buzz we feel when outside, so the trend for dark greens is perfect for this as it simulates leafy plants. hunter Dunn 523 (£48.50 for 2.5L of flat emulsion, from paintandpaperlibrary.com) is an amazing bottle green statement shade that works well with yellows and reds, as well as brass. If dark and bold isn’t for you, but serene is, then choose a light, fresh scheme. keep the walls white and crisp – marble II 362 from paint & paper Library is lovely, and can be inviting when layered with pastel accessories. one of my favourite bedroom bits is Design house Stockholm’s knot Cushion (£91, madeindesign. co.uk). It’s pink but the shape and texture make it interesting. Do be aware that pastels often need to be balanced with wooden furniture. n Interior designer Phoebe Oldrey is founder of Smartstyle Interiors, smartstyle interiors.com inTerview by lara sargent and is great for a casual look as it gets better with every wash. I love the linen bedding at ada & Ina (from £54.99 for a single duvet cover, linenfabrics. co.uk) and dormitoryuk.com do a gorgeous Belgian linen range called Brunswick. unless you are very good at making hospital corners, I would suggest a fitted sheet for the base and a flat sheet between you and the duvet. this means your duvet, which is the most expensive item of bedding to replace, lasts a little longer. keep it casual: ada & ina linens 24 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Home reader promotion appeal window shutters n SprInG is the best time to invest in window shutters. Stylish, elegant and easy to use, they allow sunlight into the room while still giving privacy – essential for urban homes. appeal’s wide range of styles, wood finishes and colours suit every room, with the option to colour match if these aren’t enough. and they don’t just look exceptional – in the winter months shutters will insulate your home, save energy and will even reduce outside noise on streetfacing properties. to get your free brochure and details of appeal’s special spring offer – ten per cent off and buy-now-pay-in-12months simply go to appealshading.com/ metroshutters offer or call 0800 975 5757 quoting ‘metro offer’. offer ends april 30, 2018. elegant Madrid eight-seater dining set – £500 off n Get ready for summer with a chic outdoor dining set. out and out original is a master of luxury outdoor living and the impressive madrid eight-seater is no exception. this set is a brand new addition to the out and out garden collection, and is bang on trend with rattan chairs and a grey table top. the dining set is ideal for entertaining and because it is maintenance free, you can spend more time enjoying your designer garden furniture and less time having to take care of it. the country classic table is two metres long and made from solid uv stabilised resin. the eight dining chairs come with cushions and are stackable for storage during the winter months. normally £999, the set is now available to readers at a tantalising £499. to receive your incredible £500 discount please quote code me17apr at checkout before may 17, 2018. to order visit outandoutoriginal.com or call 02037 728752 to claim. what’s on offer... a sucker for a bargain? Then we’ve got some great metro deals for you... British-made sofas, sofa beds and beds welcome summer guests n moSt urban spaces are just too small for a spare bedroom – a headache when guests come to stay. But there is an easy way to provide friends and family with a comfortable place to sleep without needing another bedroom. the Good Sleep Company specialises in innovative beds that hide away when you don’t need them, maximising space in your home. take the memphis Guest Bed: the set comes with bed frame, trundle bed underneath and two 3ft Bonnell sprung mattresses. this versatile piece of furniture is as comfortable as a conventional bed and can also be used as a sofa, separated as two twin beds, or sat together as a large double bed. usually sold for £480, the set has been reduced to £329.99 in ivory or black. Stocks are limited so move fast. visit goodsleepcompany. co.uk or call 020 7481 2098. n IF You are looking for high quality British furniture without an eye-watering price tag, there is one place that should be top of your list: willow and hall. In a short time, this London-based brand has become a trusted, go-to furniture specialist, with a range of quality handmade items such as the stylish sofa beds with 14cm deep mattress options. all items are made by skilled craftsmen in Britain with more than 35 years’ experience. Founder Sarah massouh says that part of its ethos was to support traditional British manufacturing. ‘If you look at the craftsmanship and upholstery skills we have in the uk, it really is incredible. to not support and nourish British talent is unimaginable to me.’ willow and hall’s Spring Sale is now on with ten per cent off sofas and sofa beds, but the company is offering metro readers an exclusive ten per cent off all items. use code mm25418 by april 25. plus, take advantage of free nationwide delivery and free recycling of your old item. Designs are available in 130 fabrics and delivered in four to five weeks. visit willowandhall.co. uk or call 020 8939 3800. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 25 Puzzles MetroscoPe by patrick arundell aries Mar 21 – Apr 20 Steadying influences might help offset a desire to make an impulsive move or to opt for a change of plan. In fact, if you can hold back from doing anything on the spur of the moment, there are positive gains to be made from your situation. for your forecast, call 0906 474 0410 (60p/min) libra Sep 24 – Oct 23 Circumstances can have a pleasing flow about them in relation to finances and family affairs. If there are celebrations or other reasons to get together with close ones, then this can be a very positive and memorable time for all. for your forecast, call 0906 474 0416 (60p/min) taurus Apr 21 – May 21 If you’ve set a course over recent days, then it is wise to continue with it. a dynamic blend of energies can see you making confident strides forward. and something you feel intensely about may come to fruition as a result. for your forecast, call 0906 474 0411 (60p/min) Scorpio Oct 24 – Nov 22 Something good seems to be happening that may be having a positive impact on your relationships. this can be a time to celebrate your partnership, friendships and other associations. It may be wise not to turn down a special invite. for your forecast, call 0906 474 0417 (60p/min) gemini May 22 – Jun 21 while friends may have exciting opportunities for you, this may not be the best time to indulge them. It may be better to spend time on an idea that could bring rewards. time alone may be helpful so you can hear your inner wisdom. for your forecast, call 0906 474 0412 (60p/min) Sagittarius Nov 23 – Dec 21 while it can be tempting to follow the path that leads to excitement, there may be more benefit from impressing someone by following through on a promise or doing a job for them. for your forecast, call 0906 474 0418 (60p/min) Cancer Jun 22 – Jul 23 the more you’re willing to involve others in your plans, the more you can take advantage of what is on offer. It is also possible that one relationship will be emphasised, and that connecting with this person can be joyful. for your forecast, call 0906 474 0413 (60p/min) Capricorn Dec 22 – Jan 20 although there can be a compulsive quality regarding a relationship, following your heart can be beneficial. Someone you care about may have feelings for you too and discussing this might be positive for your bond. for your forecast, call 0906 474 0419 (60p/min) leo Jul 24 – Aug 23 a restless excitement can vie with more ambitious influences, pulling you in different directions. You may benefit more if you focus on personal or career goals. this can coincide with events that take you into a new league. for your forecast, call 0906 474 0414 (60p/min) aquarius Jan 21 – Feb 19 trusting your intuition can go a long way towards producing sound decisions you’re content with. You may find that following your own guidance puts you in the spotlight in a positive way, and this could see you gain advantages. for your forecast, call 0906 474 0420 (60p/min) virgo Aug 24 – Sep 23 the idea of being a free spirit can feel good. Bearing in mind the present outlook, though, it may be better not to indulge such feelings for now. there are too many good things going on, including wonderful opportunities that could be your making. for your forecast, call 0906 474 0415 (60p/min) pisces Feb 20 – Mar 20 there is much to be gained from spending time in good company, attending social events and generally getting out and about. and if there is someone you are keen to know better, then the coming days encourage you to connect more often. for your forecast, call 0906 474 0421 (60p/min) For a live one-to-one consultation with one of my gifted psychics, call 0906 176 4747 or 0800 067 4747 to book using credit card. too busy to call? then text a psychic: text StarS to 84155 (£1.50 per text plus SnC) Astrology calls cost 60p per min, Live calls £1.50 per min. Calls subject to the addition of your telephone company’s network access charge. 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Mountain range in rural surroundings (5) 4. cancels part of an order as essentially unjust (6) 5. complete with food for the road (12) 6. possibly reunite a train (7) 7. point the seat-out (4) 8. gate-crasher (9,3) 12. it’s lovely wandering abroad with the french (8) 14. Disease one itches strongly to have! (7) 16. His aim is to reduce the opposition one by one (6) 18. guarantee a number will get over a painful sound (5) 19. grave outcome of the atom bomb (4) Yesterday’s solutions cryptic across: 6 Fall out; 7 wheat; 9 Flour; 10 Sea mist; 12 Sharp answer; 14 man in charge; 18 proffer; 19 moths; 21 nears; 22 tornado. Down: 1 early; 2 plough; 3 Cue; 4 rhymes; 5 oarsmen; 8 Get-away; 11 proceed; 13 hairnet; 15 Infirm; 16 Ground; 17 Shade; 20 Cow. across 1. 7. 8. 10. 11. 14. 16. 17. 19. 21. 22. 23. 26. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 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Down: 2 albeit; 3 podium; 4 Sue; 5 Score; 6 astound; 7 Stun; 8 elicit; 12 agile; 13 Ditto; 14 venue; 15 Lithe; 16 tyres; 18 enjoy; 19 Begonia; 21 ornate; 22 Scampi; 23 option; 25 Flush; 26 Lean; 28 ail. 1 2 4 9 7 5 3 6 8 7 9 3 4 8 6 2 5 1 5 6 8 3 1 2 9 7 4 4 8 2 1 6 3 5 9 7 Metroku more pUZZleS iN oUr TaBleT aNd phoNe ediTioNS 8 6 4 6 2 8 1 2 6 4 3 3 7 5 2 6 7 5 8 3 4 7 8 5 9 8 4 9 3 2 5 3 5 2 6 5 this three-part series is a detailed investigation of the 1993 murder of 18-year-old stephen lawrence, a case that thrust british attitudes to race, as embodied by the police, into a harsh spotlight. the killing sent shock waves through society as stephen’s parents despaired of police efforts to catch the (white) culprits – a process that may be subjected to another inquiry by the national Crime agency. difficulty rating: Moderate 5 1 2 4 8 2 6 5 2 9 8 3 4 5 8 4 5 6 5 4 3 4 1 7 3 3 5 6 8 4 6 2 tonight’s tv ChoiCe horror shows come and go, supernatural has shown staying power that’s little short of… supernatural. as we return, the lads are grieving their mother. neW supernatural e4, 10pm paradise hunters C4, 10pm it’s a fair bet that back in 2005 when they signed up to play the winchester brothers, Jared Padalecki and Jensen ackles didn’t expect to be still on the demon-hunting trail 13 years later. but while other fantasy down floor covering (6) until this time (8) fish (4) Dolour (6) Kidnap (6) Wheat spike (3) soup server (5) spool (4) Quick (5) traitor (5) nun’s costume (5) Bygone (4) as a joke (2,3) facial twitch (3) rank (6) pugilism (6) among (4) unusual (8) thing thrown by athletes (6) quick difficulty rating: Easy stephen: the murder that Changed a nation bbC1, 9pm fight for justice: Doreen lawrence quick crossword another spin on the tried-and-tested life-swap theme, this one gives a bored call-centre worker the chance to become a salmon farmer while an office worker tries her hand at ranching in Mexico. now, why 6 5 1 7 4 9 8 3 2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 12. 13. 15. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 30. One who engraves (6) not singular (6) Melt (4) french wine (7) Haughty (5) strong point (5) elm, for example (4) and not (3) father (3) talons (5) lowest point (5) Happening (5) chafe (3) Hit lightly (3) Month (7) cabin (3) fairies or elves (6) corrosive substance (4) pantihose (6) Muslim religion (5) swoon (5) Male cat (3) Hairless (4) Moderate Easy 3 7 9 5 2 8 4 1 6 9 4 6 2 3 7 1 8 5 8 1 5 6 9 4 7 2 3 2 3 7 8 5 1 6 4 9 2 7 1 3 8 9 6 4 5 9 6 5 2 4 1 7 3 8 8 3 4 7 6 5 9 2 1 1 9 7 6 2 8 3 5 4 6 5 3 4 1 7 2 8 9 4 8 2 9 5 3 1 6 7 3 2 8 1 7 4 5 9 6 7 4 9 5 3 6 8 1 2 5 1 6 8 9 2 4 7 3 Challenging 2 7 5 1 9 8 6 3 4 4 3 1 6 7 5 9 2 8 8 9 6 4 3 2 5 7 1 3 5 2 8 4 7 1 6 9 9 1 4 3 5 6 2 8 7 7 6 8 9 2 1 4 5 3 6 8 7 2 1 4 3 9 5 5 4 3 7 6 9 8 1 2 1 2 9 5 8 3 7 4 6 difficulty rating: Challenging 4 3 6 5 1 9 5 8 4 2 8 7 7 5 3 5 4 8 7 9 2 1 6 4 9 7 aren’t those advertised down at the Jobcentre? neW top of the shop With tom kerridge bbC2, 8pm Cheery chef tom kerridge is on hand to calm nerves and offer encouragement as aspiring food producers try to turn their homegrown products into a viable brand. a quartet of preserves is the first to get the taste test – that filipino pickle looks fiery. keith Watson 26 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Sport c o m m o n w e a lt h g a m e s picture: getty david haye the British fighter writes for METRO AheAd of his remAtch with tony Bellew A DiFFeReNt HAYeMAKeR FOR beLLeW W ith less than three weeks to go until my rematch with tony Bellew, this really is the tough bit. May 5 will be the first time my trainer ismael Salas will be heading my corner and in many ways the camp has had a technical focus more than being about emptying the tank every session – at least up until now, as it’s suddenly become pretty brutal. Salas has focused on the minute details i believe will make the difference in this fight. it’s about finetuning and he is the guy who can get the best out of me. But i will only know on fight night whether these changes will give me the marginal gains i need to beat Bellew and avenge his win last March. i am well aware there is a huge amount riding on the outcome. there is no room for error and as a team we are leaving no stone unturned. i firmly believe it will be a better tony Bellew that steps in the ring on May 5. But it will also be a better version of the hayemaker. last time, all three judges had me losing the first round but winning two, three, four and five before i lost the sixth and the remainder until my corner threw the towel in. Bellew is about to step into the ring to face a boxer he has never faced before. it will be a shock for which he will need to prepare himself. I’m thrilled to be able to confirm ‘the Juggernaut’ Joe Joyce’s opponent for may 5 is awkward southpaw Lenroy thomas, who has a 22-4-1 record. now, Joe has quickly become one of the most avoided heavyweights on the planet. I fully anticipate people will perceive this as a huge risk and question my judgement as a promoter. But I have always said I would fast-track Joe’s career and, at the age of 32, we have no time to waste. I want to see him collecting titles imminently. Fate and Fury all part of the sport’s intrigue it’s good for boxing tyson Fury has announced his comeback. it’s almost three years since he last fought and nobody really knows what will happen on his return. But that is often what adds interest and intrigue to sport. at one stage, he was considered the best in the business. he never lost his world titles in the ring so he’ll believe this is the opportunity to go and get them back. technically Fury (pictured) is still lineal world heavyweight champion – if that actually matters to anybody. We were due to face each other five years ago but that fell through and i don’t see us ever going head-to-head now – fate seemed to intervene at the time and decide that was a no-go. Haye-Bellew 2 The Rematch is taking place on Saturday, May 5 at London’s O2 Arena and is available on Sky Box Office @mrdavidhaye Roses bloom: england celebrate their astonishing 52-51 victory over australia adventures in neverland england netball coach Tracey Neville reveals to Matthew nash just what happened after striking gold down Under, from party-pooping drug-testers to tweets from Becks trACEY NEVillE felt like she had been ‘blended in a Nutribullet’ in the wake of England’s Commonwealth Games triumph, joking that their golden moment had been followed by ‘the worst celebration ever’. the England head coach presided over a last-gasp victory in the final against hosts Australia on the Gold Coast where helen housby netted the winning goal with just one second left on the clock. the 52-51 victory was the first against the Aussies of Neville’s three-year reign. it was the circumstances surrounding it which made the win so special. Jo harten had also scored a last-ditch winner against Jamaica in Saturday’s semifinal to send the roses into the goldmedal decider. But, after housby’s big moment Down Under, Neville revealed there had been little time to celebrate. ‘it’s the worst celebration i’ve ever had!’ she told Metro, her voice no more than a whisper after little sleep for 48 hours and plenty of interviews. ‘i waited 41 years for a moment like this and then the drug-testers arrive, some of the senior board arrive, we have to go and do loads of media and Victories for then it was the closing ceremony. england over ‘i felt like i’d been in a Nutribullet. australia in their history By 11pm i was ready for bed.’ – this was the first at a global tournament Neville, whose brothers Gary and Phil played for Manchester United and won the Champions league in similarly dramatic style in 1999, had to remind match-winner housby of the importance of England’s achievements. ‘She said that Gary and Becks (David Beckham) were tweeting her and that was better than gold. i had something to say about that,’ joked the coach. ‘i also asked her if, in the future, we could win it a bit earlier. i managed helen at Manchester thunder and she did the same thing playing for me then to win the Netball Superleague four years ago, scoring a very late 7 wins out of seven for neville’s side at the Commonwealth games as england won their first major title 6 winner.’ England had the backing of the Neville brothers throughout and tracey added: ‘All three of us absolutely love sport. if anyone can succeed, it’s me or one of my brothers.’ Despite her family’s rich sporting heritage, the 41-year-old claimed what had occurred in Australia at the weekend was scarcely believable. Gary tweeted it was ‘the most amazing thing’ he had ever seen and his sister admitted: ‘Who could have written the script for the semi-final and the final, and those endings? ‘We’ve broken the glass ceiling for the first time and it breaks my heart that we’ve never had such a positive response from people before. ‘As a player, i dreamed of winning gold but i wasn’t good enough but i said to the players “follow the gameplan and we’ll win this match”.’ Neville will take a holiday rather than return to the UK straight away. ‘i can’t wait,’ she said. ‘i feel like i’ve not slept for two weeks. i might allow myself a few gins.’ Hawkins gets the all-clear after feeling the heat CaLLum hawkInS has been discharged from hospital a day after collapsing while leading the Commonwealth marathon with just a mile and a half to go. after an initial delay in receiving treatment in the 28C heat, the Scot was taken to hospital, where he stayed overnight. hawkins (pictured), who was bidding for his first major title, has now been released and he said: ‘I’d like to say a huge thanks to all the medical staff at Gold Coast university hospital for their care over the last 24 hours – and it’s great to now be back with my team-mates.’ Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 27 Sport and another one’s gurn as notts Win cricket LanCaShire lost their last eight wickets for 15 runs on their way to a six-wicket defeat to nottinghamshire, who suffered a scare themselves as they briefly struggled to reach a victory target of just ten runs. the red rose were bowled out for a second-innings 73 as left-arm seamer harry gurney (right) took six for 25 and Jake ball claimed four for 14. requiring only ten to win, the visitors still managed to lose four wickets in the first 25 balls of their innings before Samit Patel and riki Wessels calmed matters and wrapped up the victory at old trafford. RiCC PiCKiNGs As FORtUNes tURN FOR DAN F1 deBRieF adam Hay-nicholls with the news from the Shanghai pitlane W hO would have thought Daniel ricciardo, who made it into qualifying by a hair’s breadth after his turbo blew in third practice, would win the Chinese Grand Prix from sixth on the grid? ‘this sport’s crazy,’ said the Australian, who had retired in Bahrain with another technical issue. ‘A week ago i was with my head down after two laps. Frustrated at the sport, frustrated at all the variables involved. ‘Sometimes i questioned why i chose this sport – there are so many things out of your control. it does get you down a lot. But when you have a day like this, it’s worth 50 of the bad ones.’ it was a stunning effort to rebuild the red Bull’s engine on Sunday morning and perform two seamless ‘double-stack’ pit-stops in the race, reacting instantly to the safety car with fresh rubber that would see ricciardo (pictured) and Max Verstappen stay out until the chequered flag. it should have been a one-two but just as Verstappen, in the leading red Bull and on fresh tyres, needed to keep a cool head he thwacked into Sebastian Vettel. With the likes of helmut Marko and Niki lauda piling on the Dutchman for another avoidable accident, all i’ll say is he deserves credit for apologising promptly this time. Vettel agrees. ‘he realised he did a mistake,’ said the four-times champion. ‘[he] was quite composed and realised he had messed up. ‘i appreciate the fact he came to me straight away. i told him that was the way to solve it, face to face and not through the media or something blowing up.’ Hamilton shows even the best aren’t always on their game BeLoW-par Lewis hamilton still gained points on championship leader sebastian vettel. the Briton occasionally has offweekends and he admitted: ‘i was in no-man’s land. i had no pace. ‘obviously we’ve got a tough battle ahead of us, particularly on my side. also as a team, we’ve been under-performing.’ ‘Like the car, he was maybe not in the best place this weekend,’ said Mercedes boss toto Wolff. ‘he’s the best driver but [even] the best ones have days when it’s just not 100 per cent.’ valtteri Bottas did much better in the other silver arrow and, had the safety car not come when it did, may have won the race. ‘valtteri would have deserved to win,’ agreed Wolff. ‘he had a great day. But luck has been against us.’ Bottas finished second, as he did in Bahrain. again, the variables could have changed because the Finn’s quick reactions avoided an accident with ricciardo. dan is known for being the latest braker in F1 and snatching the lead from Bottas at turn six was the most dramatic pass of the day. asked about the move afterwards, the red Bull racer was succinct: ‘opportunity be knockin’, that’s what i would say.’ @adamhayNicholls picture: getty 3-33 before lunch for fidel edwards as hampshire bowled out worcestershire for 127 to secure a 196-run win at the ageas bowl. travis head provided the only meaningful resistance with 45 not out as kyle abbott finished as the pick of the bowlers with four for 45 Champions bemused by a soggy start to the season esseX were left frustrated after their defence of the County Championship began with a four-day wash-out against Yorkshire play at headingley was abandoned for the fourth day running yesterday morning due to a wet outfield. it is the first time since 1967 play on every day of a Championship match was lost in Leeds. essex coach anthony Mcgrath, formerly of Yorkshire, said: ‘i’m no expert but they’re saying there’s nothing they can do to improve the state of the outfield. We have to go on what they say. ‘But, from mine and my players’ point of view, we’d have liked to see some work going on out there. ‘it was almost conceding we weren’t going to play without doing anything. it’s the start of the season and everyone is frustrated.’ 28 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Sport in brief evans to return in Glasgow as he completes drug suspension tennis dan eVanS will make his comeback from a drugs ban in glasgow next week after being handed a wild-card entry by the Lawn tennis association. having served a one-year ban after testing positive for cocaine at last year’s barcelona open, the 27-year-old englishman is set to play in the qualifying draw for the glasgow trophy. evans, who reached no.41 in the world last year, lesson learned: said: ‘i have learned a lot about myself in my time away from the game, a sport i love dearly. evans i’m grateful to those who have stood by me.’ 57 minutes novak Djokovic needed to reach the second round of the monte Carlo masters, beating Dusan Lajovic 6-0, 6-1. It was the injury-plagued former world no.1’s first win since January’s australian open Linden blows rivals away in boston triumph atHLetics deSiree Linden defied icy rain and a strong headwind to become the first american woman to win the boston marathon since 1985. Linden pulled away at the end of heartbreak hill to win in two hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. Japan’s Yuki kawauchi passed defending champion geoffrey kirui with a mile to go to win the men’s race in 2hr 15:58min. sam picture: reX quek The olympic hockey gold medalliST wriTeS for METRO ReDs ARe ReAPiNG ReWARDs OF teAM bUiLDiNG back to basics: salah (right) with defensive linchpin Van Dijk i t’S BEEN a cracking week of sport, yet despite a thrilling Grand National, the England netball team’s heroics and the final chapters of this year’s Premier league being written, liverpool’s Champions league campaign has been ever-present in my mind’s eye. Since drawing roma in the semifinals, my social media has been crammed with fellow reds fans believing the attacking brilliance of Mohamed Salah and roberto Firmino will see us through the tie. however, while Mo and Bobby, as us fans lovingly refer to them, have been brilliant throughout the season, it should not be forgotten how the improvement in liverpool’s defence has coincided with our upturn in form. Back in September, liverpool’s defensive frailties were laid bare for all to see – six matches, no clean sheets, 13 goals conceded. Manchester City had put five past us, we were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by leicester, drew with Sevilla and Burnley at home and Spartak Moscow away. the only win that month was at leicester in the Premier league. For me, the problem in those six games was liverpool had wildly inconsistent team selections. We had used three different goalkeepers – Simon Mignolet, loris Karius and Danny Ward, none of whom played two consecutive games. the selection of our defence was equally unpredictable with the back four not being kept the same for successive matches and only Joel Matip and Alberto Moreno playing in more than three of the six games Netball gains are hard to beat even if Liverpool win the Champions League, when BBC Sports personality of the Year rolls around, there’s only one candidate to be named team of the Year – england netball. the Commonwealth Games are often seen by the public as a bit of a ‘mickey mouse’ event and indeed among my hockey that month. Fast forward to our last six matches, which included both Champions league legs versus Manchester City, and we have only conceded two goals (one being a penalty) and kept four clean sheets. During this run, Karius has been ever-present in goal, as has defensive linchpin Virgil van Dijk. Excluding the game at Everton, where Jurgen Klopp rotated his side ahead of the second Champions league tie, Andrew robertson has also been in every line-up and 19year-old trent Alexander-Arnold has started all but one game. it is easy to say the addition of a £75million defender should sort out any backline but Van Dijk has delivered not only on an individual level but also instilled a calm that has transformed the confidence and abilities of those around him. Our back four has a leader and thanks to the consistency in selection, he is now leading the same people into each game. there are two types of reaction when it comes to what managers call squad rotation but players think of as competition for places. While some players step up and @SamanthaQuek achievements, winning silver at the Games ranks well below my european gold and miles behind the olympic gold. But netball is different. the competing teams on the Gold Coast were the top-ranked 12 in the world. this was netball’s olympics, so england deserve full credit for their success. rise to the challenge, others will go into themselves and flounder, feeling they don’t have the manager’s confidence. When representing Great Britain, i never found competition for places a reason to up my game. in fact i found it a distraction. i remember at times over-playing in matches as i tried to impress the manager and after a mistake i was liable to get nervous and more error-prone as opposed to playing a natural, confident and simple game. When i watched liverpool earlier in the season, i saw a group of players who reacted the same way as i did and poor results followed. Now, with the manager’s confidence and a consistent Xi, there is not such a heavy reliance on Mo and Bobby to perform against roma. Fingers crossed they do, though! Health is in your genes. 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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 29 fo otball Sport picture: getty fo otball in brief unhappy Monday: Mata knows united have plenty to play for this week despite losing to West Brom Rodriguez wants to leave race row behind JaY roDrIGueZ wants to move on after a Football association charge of racially abusing Brighton’s Gaetan Bong was found not to be not proven, with the west Brom forward saying ‘the truth always comes out’. the 28-year-old, who grabbed the winner in albion’s 1-0 win at manchester united on Sunday, said of the incident in January: ‘I am always a great believer that the truth always comes out and it has. now we can move on and I can just carry on working hard for the team.’ t h e y s a i d i t. . . ‘It’s probably too little, too late, but it is a positive.’ West Brom’s chris Brunt admits sunday’s win over Manchester united, sealed by Jay rodriguez’s goal, is unlikely to keep the Baggies up How united react really Matas Juan mata says manchester united must quickly get over their shock defeat to rock-bottom west Brom. after Sunday’s loss confirmed fierce rivals manchester City as champions, mata admitted yesterday was ‘not a happy monday’. with a swift return to action away to Bournemouth tomorrow and the Fa Cup semi-final against tottenham on Saturday, united have little time to lick their wounds. mata congratulated City and wrote in his blog: ‘we will keep focusing on two goals from here to the end of the season: keeping the second place and trying to get to the Fa Cup final and to win the [cup]. ‘In order to do that, this new week is really important.’ diame: toon don’t want to slow up now MOhAMED DiAME is adamant Newcastle are not done for the season after effectively securing their Premier league status for another year. the Magpies, who at one stage appeared to be set for a relegation battle following promotion last term, are tenth in the table after beating Arsenal 2-1. Sunday’s win at St James’ Park was their fourth in succession but midfielder Diame has insisted he and his teammates are looking to push on. he said: ‘We’re still going to try to finish as high as possible in the table. ‘We have to enjoy winning for a few days but, after that, focus on the next task in hand. We have to start work again this week and look to Everton (away from home next Monday).’ Magpies manager rafael Benitez was always confident his team would improve as the season wore on and his faith has been fully justified in recent weeks. Boosted by the January loan additions of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, Chelsea midfielder Kenedy and leicester striker fixtures (7.45pm unless stated) Premier league Brighton v tottenham .......................... TV Sky Sports Premier League/Main Event by mattheW nash islam Slimani, they have lost only three of their last 15 league games, two of them to new champions Manchester City and the other against Champions league semi-finalists liverpool. Diame’s central-midfield partnership with Jonjo Shelvey has proved crucial, although former Senegal star Diame ‘we have to work again and look to everton’ played down his own contribution, adding: ‘it’s not only me, the team has been working really hard. ‘We’ve all done brilliantly and it’s a massive achievement for everybody at the football club. ‘Not just that, for the fans, the people of the city and everybody connected with Newcastle itself. it’s just brilliant.’ sky bet league one Bradford v portsmouth............................. Doncaster v Bury........................................ gillingham v rotherham........................... rochdale v Oldham ................................... shrewsbury v charlton ............................. Wigan v Oxford utd ................................... sky bet league two accrington stanley v yeovil...................... exeter v chesterfield................................. lincoln city v Wycombe............................ injured batshuayi given russia hope miChY batShUaYi could still make the World Cup despite a season-ending ankle injury. the 24-year-old Chelsea loanee was stretchered off in dortmund’s derby defeat to Schalke on Sunday. While confirming batshuayi is set to miss their final four bundesliga games, dortmund tweeted: ‘Playing for the belgian national team at the World Cup in russia is possible. get well soon, michy!’ 30 METRO Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Sport f o o t b a l l p r e m i e r l e ag u e Poch’s not worried as he looks to a bright future Manager Mauricio pochettino will take tottenham to Brighton in high spirits tonight despite suffering their first defeat of 2018. a 3-1 loss to Manchester City at Wembley on saturday was spurs’ first since losing to the newly crowned champions in december. ‘after 14 games unbeaten, it was a massive, massive run for us,’ said pochettino. ‘We played Liverpool, united, arsenal, Chelsea and 14 games unbeaten – i think the players deserve full credit. ‘When we increased our level and showed our real quality we showed we can compete against Manchester City – the best team in england. ‘i am not worried because i think the team competed really well.’ spurs are well placed to reach the Champions League and can stretch their lead over fifth-placed Chelsea to ten points by winning at Brighton tonight. pochettino said: ‘to finish toBY aLDerweIreLD could come in from the cold to feature for Spurs against Brighton tonight. the defender (pictured) has not played in the league since october – including a spell out injured – with widespread speculation he will move this summer. top four and provide the club next season with the Champions League in the new stadium, that is our target.’ danny rose is still out with a calf injury while harry Winks is recovering from an ankle problem in Qatar. suBlime Carroll eClipses CrouCh fit-again striker off the bench with a bitter blow for Stoke West Ham 1 Carroll 90 Stoke City 1 Crouch 79 by John payne andY CarroLL dealt a hammer blow to stoke’s hopes of staying up with a stunning lastminute strike after peter Crouch looked to have thrown the visitors a premier League lifeline. playing his first game since January, West ham striker Carroll produced a lovely finish after being teed up by aaron Cresswell and a point was the very least the hosts deserved. Crouch’s 79th-minute goal had looked like giving the potters a smash-and-grab victory when hammers goalkeeper Joe hart, in front of watching england manager gareth southgate, spilled Xherdan shaqiri’s fierce shot. Considering stoke boss paul Lambert had said pre-match his side needed to win three of their final five games to stay up it was surprising they seemed to show little attacking intent for much of the game and Jack Butland was by far the busier goalkeeper. and while hart floundered, Butland did his World Cup hopes no harm with a string of saves, including one with his face from ex-stoke man Marko arnautovic’s close-range shot. the hammers also had two goals correctly chalked off for offside while the only time stoke really threatened before they scored came when opener: crouch, on as a substitute, celebrates his goal after pouncing on Hart’s mistake Moritz Bauer broke down the right but Mame diouf blazed hopelessly over the bar. after finding the net, Crouch was pressed into stoke’s rearguard action but Carroll’s fine volley leaves them staring relegation in the face. hammers boss david Moyes said: ‘We certainly didn’t deserve to lose. if we did, the football gods really would be against us.’ Lambert reflected afterwards: ‘it is a blow because we were so close to winning. i thought we were excellent. i couldn’t ask for any more from my players.’ david haye leaving no Stone unturned For belleW rematCH Page 26 » sam quek team building tHe key to liverpool’S SuCCeSS Page 28 » Tuesday, April 17, 2018 METRO 31 f o o t b a l l p r e m i e r l e ag u e Sport picture: getty t h e y s a i d i t. . . ‘Their goal killed us... it would have been vital three points, a lifeline. A draw still a good result but three would have done us a world of good.’ stoke goalscorer peter crouch laments West Ham’s last-gasp leveller ‘I didn’t feel sharp, the ball came in and it was right on the path of my left foot so i just whacked it!’ andy carroll says he does not feel at his best after just five days’ training following injury Premier League P (c) Man city 33 Man utd 33 liverpool 34 tottenham 33 chelsea 33 arsenal 33 Burnley 33 leicester 33 everton 34 newcastle 33 Bournemouth 34 Watford 34 Brighton 33 West Ham 33 Huddersfield 34 crystal palace 34 swansea 33 southampton 33 stoke 34 West Brom 34 w 28 22 20 20 18 16 14 11 11 11 9 10 8 8 9 8 8 5 6 4 d 3 5 10 7 6 6 10 10 9 8 11 7 11 11 8 10 9 13 10 12 l 2 6 4 6 9 11 9 12 14 14 14 17 14 14 17 16 16 15 18 18 f 93 63 78 65 57 62 33 49 39 35 41 42 31 41 27 36 27 33 31 27 a 25 26 35 30 33 45 29 47 54 42 56 60 46 59 54 54 46 53 64 52 Pts 87 71 70 67 60 54 52 43 42 41 38 37 35 35 35 34 33 28 28 24 poliCe Warn of ref JustiCe PoLiCe have warned social media trolls they could be committing a criminal offence by abusing referee michael oliver and his wife ife Lucy Lucy. the couple have been targeted since the northumberland official, who was on duty at West ham last night (right), gave real madrid a disputed penalty from which they knocked out Juventus in last week’s Champions League quarter-final. a police spokesperson said: ‘this type of behaviour is unacceptable and those writing the messages need to be aware they could be committing a criminal offence.’ late show: carroll wheels away after salvaging a point for David Moyes’ men the tipster @tipstermetro Oh, Spurs do like to be beside the seaside tottenham will love a day out at the by cementing a top-four finish. and the seaside today when they visit added bonus of grounding the Seagulls brighton at the amex. is that arsenal’s ‘St totteringham Spurs were put in their place day’ will be scrapped once again. by manchester City at tottenham are a bit short at 1/2 toronto -7 points Wembley as Pep guardiola’s to win but they are 8/11 with to beat washington team enjoyed their very own bet365 to return to form in a in tonight’s nba Saturday night takeaway. match featuring over 2.5 goals. (sky bet) but London’s top team harry kane is 5/2 with betfair to should move to the brink of score the first goal and 5/7 with next season’s Champions League Unibet to hit the net at any time. eVS 8/11 hit the jackpot at monte Carlo today by backing kyle edmund (left) to beat andreas Seppi by over 2.5 games (Ladbrokes) ■ pompeY, rotherham, Shrewsbury and wycombe are tonight’s yankee. also back them as singles and enjoy the winnings. last-gasp drama: aguero celebrates in 2012 Sergio is so pleased title didn’t go to Aguero time by mattheW nash sergio aguero has admitted it is a relief Manchester City have secured the premier League title without the need for any finalgame drama this season. the striker famously scored the remarkable injury-time goal against Qpr that saw City clinch their first premier League crown on the last day of the campaign in 2012. City’s victory in 2014 was also not made certain until the final game of the season. their latest triumph has come with plenty to spare after West Brom’s win at Manchester united on sunday ensured the job was completed with five matches remaining. aguero (pictured), City’s top scorer with 30 goals, said: ‘this is my third title with City ‘this season has been incredible, with the best football’ and it’s just a relief not to have to wait to the final day this time! this season has been incredible and the football we’ve played has been the best i’ve been involved with here. ‘it’s been a pleasure to play with this team and be part of everything we’ve achieved this season. For players like david silva, vincent Kompany and Yaya toure, who have been here a long time, it’s even more special because it’s another title we’ve won together.’ aguero, who moved to Manchester in 2011, became City’s record goalscorer earlier in the campaign and now has 199 strikes for the club. ‘We have scored great goals, played fantastic football and learned together under pep,’ added the argentina striker, who missed saturday’s victory for pep guardiola’s side at tottenham with a knee injury. ‘now the trick is making sure we kick on again next season and come back even stronger. But for now, let’s enjoy the moment together with our fans and finish strongly.’ ©Associated Newspapers ltd, 2010. Metro® the mark MEtrO is a registered trade mark of Associated Newspapers ltd.