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Friday, March 2, 2018
FOR A GREATER BRITAIN
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THE DAILY
MIRROR
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By NICK McDERMOTT
PHONE LIGHT
HEALTH RISK
RED ALERT ON
LIGHT from your phone is
putting
you
in
danger,
England’s top doctor has
warned. Dame Sally Davies
said it adds to a deadly
cocktail of pollutants.
Full Story — Page Eight
lIcy Brrritain
runs low on gas
l20ins falls..
Army called in
STORM EMMA
lGirl, 7, one of
10 snow deaths
lColdest day
ever in March
By PAUL SIMS and DANIEL JONES
Iced up
. . woman
caked in
snow and,
left, storm
over sea
THE Armed Forces were scrambled yesterday as up to 20 inches of snow caused
pandemonium on Britain’s coldest March
day since records began.
A girl of seven became the 10th victim
of the big freeze, while the National Grid
warned it did not have enough gas to
Continued on Page Four
Emmageddon
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PM’S BREXIT BLUEPRINT
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
THERESA
May
will
today call on the EU to
give Britain a fair Brexit
trade deal or see a
shoddy one enforced on
us swiftly collapse.
The PM will warn EU
negotiators that any sly bid
to get Britain to accept
poor terms will backfire.
She will sound the alarm as
she finally unveils her blueprint
for a future economic relationship with Europe.
Mrs May’s speech in London
today comes three weeks before
all-important negotiation starts.
She has set five tests that any
EU deal must pass with the
first being that it “must endure”.
The PM will say: “After
Brexit both the UK and the EU
want to forge ahead with building a better future for our people, not find ourselves back at
the negotiating table because
things have broken down.”
She will also insist the EU
respects the referendum result
by giving back control of our
borders, laws and money.
Any deal must protect jobs
and security, and strengthen
our “union of nations and our
union of people”. Finally, the
deal should be consistent with
the kind of country Britain
wants to be in — “a modern,
open, outward-looking and tolerant European democracy”.
Last night it emerged there
was a row at a two-hour
Cabinet meeting yesterday over
key parts of the address.
Brexiteer
ministers
Boris
Johnson and David Davis successfully demanded the removal
of the phrase “binding commitment” to align with EU rules
on some manufactured goods.
EU leaders have begged Mrs
May for details of her plan for
frictionless access to the single
market for British businesses.
Chief negotiator Michel Barnier put pressure on the PM by
again urging businesses to prepare to pull out of the UK.
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NOW
..PAY
LATER
A
ATER
By NICK GUTTERIDGE
Pecking order . . May and Tusk at No.10
TUSK: EASE
RED LINES
MONDAY 26/02
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
EU boss Donald Tusk implored Theresa May to
slacken her EU red lines to win an easier
trade deal as they met at No10 yesterday.
The EU Council president was overheard
telling the PM he was “not happy” with her
demands to regain full control of Britain’s
borders, laws, money and trade deals.
Earlier, he tweeted: “UK red lines will deterTUESDAY 27/02
mine shape of our future relationship.”
Mrs May and Mr Tusk also clashed over how
she plans to solve the Irish border dilemma as
she briefed him on trade deal blueprint.
A No10 spokesman said the PM told him
that she and Ireland’s leader have said the priority was to resolve the question “through the
overall relationship between the UK and EU”.
May: Tricks will
backfire on EU
told: ‘KICK OUT
AUSTERITY MPs
Drop rise
TARGET HIT
KEN’ PLEA
The Sun Says — Page Ten
WEDNESDAY 28/02
THE Tories have cleared the deficit on day–to–
day Government spending, two years after the
deadline set by ex-Chancellor George Osborne.
A dramatic improvement in the
country’s finances meant the Treasury was finally in surplus on the
so-called current budget, excluding capital investment, last year.
Mr Osborne, right, hailed the
achievement on Twitter.
Ex-PM David Cameron said it
proved austerity was right.
The current budget deficit hit
£99.6billion in 2009. In 2016 it
was £20.7billion but moved to a
£3.8billion surplus in 2017. Overall
debt remains at £1.7trillion.
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MPs were urged to return
a £1,368 pay rise to the
public after the expenses
watchdog said their salary
will go up to £77,379.
The Independent Parliamentary
Standards
Authority
said
the
increase was 1.8 per cent.
Most public sector staff
pay has been capped at
one per cent since 2010.
The TaxPayers’ Alliance
said MPs should give the
public a “pay rise” by
taking less of their cash.
LABOUR was blasted by Britain’s Jewish
community last night for failing to expel Ken
Livingstone over “anti-Semitism”.
The former London mayor, below, was given
an “administrative suspension” over
comments about Adolf Hitler and
Zionism ten months ago.
It was due to expire in April
but outgoing
party General
THURSDAY
01/03
Secretary Iain McNicol signed
an order to continue it.
Board of Deputies President
Jonathan Arkush said: “We urge
Labour not to kick this problem
in to the long grass. It is time
for Labour to expel him
for good.”
SUJIKO
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ABERDEEN
ABERDEEN
TODAY: Outbreaks of snow will
start in the south and move northeastwards, covering much of the
country. Strong, bitingly cold
easterly winds.
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of rain and snow for
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SOUTHAMPTON
many areas on Sunday. Dry at
times in the south.
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‘plot with
Brussels’
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1 to 9 in the spaces so that the total
in each circle is equal to the sum of
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four surrounding
FRIDAY
02/03 squares.
JEREMY
Corbyn
has
been accused of “conspiring” to undermine Brexit
after a series of senior
Labour figures made pilgrimages to Brussels.
On the day former PM
Tony Blair gave another
pro-EU speech there, top
Tories said Labour was
plotting with eurocrats to
try to force Britain into a
customs union.
Former Tory minister
Nick Boles fumed: “I
voted Remain. I can see
some advantages in a
customs union. But I will
not be bullied by an
arrogant
Commission
conspiring with opposition parties.”
MEP David Campbell
Bannerman
added:
“I
don’t think this is a coincidence. This has the
look and smell of a
planned
campaign
of
collusion.”
Blair rap
on influx
TONY Blair was accused
of hypocrisy last night,
after urging the EU to
curb migration in an
attempt to reverse Brexit.
He said EU leaders had
a “responsibility to lead
us out of the Brexit culde-sac”, adding: “Reform
is key to get Britain to
change its mind.”
But Tories rapped the
ex-Labour PM for letting
in three million migrants.
MP Nigel Huddleston
accused him of “lecturing” and said: “A key
reason we’re leaving is
his inability to control
immigration when PM.”
Schools
spot woe
THOUSANDS of children
missed out on their firstchoice secondary school
on National Offer Day yesterday, a survey shows.
Thirty-three per cent in
London did not get a
place at their favoured
school while around 29
per cent missed out in
Birmingham and Liverpool.
But 97 per cent of kids
in East Yorkshire and 96
per cent in both Barnsley
and Hartlepool did get
their top choice school.
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Today’s
birthdays
PITCH Perfect actress
REBEL WILSON, 38, left,
Coldplay frontman CHRIS
MARTIN, 41, right, 2012’s
X Factor winner JAMES
ARTHUR, 30, James
Bond actor DANIEL
CRAIG, 50, and rocker
JON BON JOVI, 56.
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SHE’S GOT SNOW CLOTHES ON
By EMMA JAMES
NOW that’s what we call a Page Freeze Girl.
Model Nicole Rayner was cool enough to strip for
hot pictures in the snow and minus 4C.
Photographer pal Richard Egan, 53, said: “She
was absolutely freezing but she kept going.”
Starkers raving mad Nicole, 23, threw caution to
the icy wind in York Museum Gardens. Talk about a
cold snaps.
STORM
EMMA
CHAOS
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EXCLUSIVE by SIMON BOYLE
and ANDY HALLS
TV’s Benidorm bosses are making a new seaside comedy set in
Scarborough — after ITV quietly
axed the long-running show.
The Sun can reveal the current
tenth series of Benidorm will be the
last amid falling ratings.
But creator Derren Litten is already
working on a new sitcom — this time for
the BBC — set in a karaoke bar in the
traditional North Yorkshire holiday resort.
A TV source said: “Benidorm has been a
huge success for ITV for a decade, but
bosses feel it’s run its course.
“The ratings have started to drop off and
a number of the fan favourites have left,
so it just feels as though the time is right
to let it go out while it’s still on a high.
“It has been ITV’s longest-running
comedy, which is a real achievement.”
Set in the Spanish resort, Benidorm
followed Brits abroad and staff at the
Solana all-inclusive resort.
But a disappointing 4.3 million fans
tuned in for this week’s series opener —
a 400,000 drop on last year’s launch.
A source said: “It’s like the first
casualty of Brexit — Benidorm has
relocated to Scarborough.”
An ITV spokesman said of Benidorm:
“No decision has been made about a
further series.”
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POWER CRISIS ON
EMMAGEDDON
SNOW
ALERT
Continued from front page
last through the day. Forecasters issued a red alert warning
of a danger to life as Storm
Emma’s 70mph winds hit the
existing Beast from the East
chill — bringing deadly snowdrifts and a -15C windchill.
Chaos on the roads, rail and
air continued and thousands of
schools closed once again as
the country faced its worst
snowstorm in three decades.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson took the rare step of
sending in Britain’s military at
6am yesterday to help the NHS.
A fleet of RAF 4x4s ferried
hospital staff to work in Lincolnshire and health workers
were
driven
to
vulnerable
patients cut off by the weather.
Several hospitals cancelled all
non-emergency
appointments,
while the East of England Ambulance Service was on black alert
— meaning it hit full capacity.
Last night the MoD confirmed
the Army had been deployed to
help NHS staff in Scotland.
A spokesman added: “There
are three UK standby battalions
held at high readiness to
respond to contingencies and
emergencies, including support
Baby born
at roadside
A MUM gave birth
stuck in snow while on
the way to hospital.
Baby Sienna Waring
was delivered by dad
Andrew, 29, on the A66
at
Stockton-on-Tees,
County Durham.
Paramedics later took
Sienna and her mum
Daniella, 29, to hospital
for a check-up.
Andrew, of Catterick,
North Yorks, said: “I
knelt in the snow to
deliver the baby.”
BOURNEMOUTH
Swimmer in gloves and pal brave bracing sea
MANCHESTER
DUNVANT, WALES
Short skirts for shopping trip
Dai Stock with ice fountain
Thumbs up . . . RAF driver
to local authorities.” Military
were also called in to help 300
motorists stranded on the A31
in Hampshire last night. Some
were trapped for five hours.
The red alert issued by the
Met Office yesterday for the
South West and South Wales
will remain in place until Friday.
It also put out amber alerts
for snow, wind and ice covering
vast swathes of the country.
Chief forecaster Paul Gundersen said there could be up
to 20in of snow in some areas
of the red warning zone.
He also warned of rare freezing rain in some places that
may lead to difficult conditions
for motorists and pedestrians.
The Met Office also said long
interruptions to power supplies
and other utilities are “very
likely to occur” along with damage to trees and structures.
The National Grid yesterday
issued a “gas deficit warning”
due to the high demand. It
attempted to limit industrial
use, but stressed that households would not be affected.
Temperatures in Okehampton,
Devon, failed to get above -5.8C
yesterday and -5.9C in Libanus,
Powys — the lowest daytime
high on record.
A girl of seven became the
freeze’s tenth fatality when hit
by a car in Looe, Cornwall.
KINDER,
DERBYSHIRE
Climbers admire
stunning spectacle
of frozen waterfall
THREE-DAY FORECAST
TODAY TOMORROW SUNDAY
High: 3°C
Day-time
low: -2°C
High: 6°C
Day-time
low: -2°C
High: 8°C
Day-time
low: 0°C
Friday, March 2, 2018 ...............
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COLDEST MARCH DAY EVER
Homework
& snow play
A HEAD’S letter closing a school due to
snow has gone viral
after he set homework
for pupils to have fun.
Chris
Stewart,
of
Hallam Primary, South
Yorks, put on Facebook:
“Important homework...
1. Dress up warm,
2. Play out in the snow,
3. Go sledging, 4. Make
some snow angels.”
He added: “Treasure
the memories of playing in the snow.”
TYNESIDE
Pub regulars toast coolest customer
CUMBRIA
SHEFFIELD
Front door opens on to wall of snow
‘Cultured’ locals gaze at pristine todger graffiti on bowling green
RUNNING
OU
OUT O
OF GAS
Demand up by a third
Factories cut production
after
the
National
Grid
offered them cash
to use less energy.
I told you
we’d left the
taps on
That meant homes
got enough gas.
And the Government
urged families: “Do carry
on using your heating and
cooking meals as normal.”
Demand was a third higher than
normal for early March. The cold
snap means it is up across Europe.
But yesterday’s crisis could have
been averted if British Gas owner
Centrica had not been allowed to
shut the UK’s biggest gas storage
plant before Christmas.
The facility at Rough off East Yorkshire accounted for 70 per cent of
our stores, and at any one time it
could hold enough gas to power
2.5million homes for a year.
Yesterday there were also shortterm supply issues with gas fields in
the North Sea and Norway.
A terminal was down in Barrow,
ASIAN DEMAND
Supplies to UK hit
by high demand
for gas in Asia
PIPELINE SHUT
Snowstorms close
pipeline from Holland
to Bacton, Norfolk
Cumbria, and there was a problem
with a pipeline from Holland.
Tom Marzec-Manser, of analysts
ICIS, said: “All these little things add
up when demand is so much higher
than it should be at this time of year.”
At one point yesterday the wholesale price of gas soared by five times
more than normal. But it will not
affect the prices families pay because
energy firms buy it in advance.
National Grid’s forecast yesterday
initially showed the UK would need
395.7million cubic metres, but would
be short by 49.5million. This deficit
pipe
line
TERMINAL ISSUES
Troubles at North
Morecambe Barrow
terminal
eled
BRITAIN was on the brink of
running out of gas yesterday
— hit by a perfect storm of
freezing weather and problems with supply.
THE PERFECT STORM FOR UK GAS
SUPPLY CUT
Gas flow reduced
through pipeline from
Nyhamna in Norway to
Easington near Hull
Lang
By DANIEL JONES, ANDY JEHRING
and LAUREN PROBERT
Supplies to Britain hit
BBL
STORAGE SHUT
Rough gas storage off
Yorkshire coast closed
in December 2017
- It was 70 per cent of
UK's storage capacity
fell in the day as factories cut back
and extra supplies came in.
The closure of Rough meant the
UK’s total storage fell from four billion cubic metres to just 0.7billion —
one of the lowest in Europe.
Half the UK’s gas comes from
Europe and the rest from North Sea
oil fields. The UK was self-sufficient
in North Sea gas until 2004.
The last time National Grid issued
a warning like this was in 2010.
In 2013 the Government refused to
subside storage facilities.
The Energy and Utilities Alliance
warned the Government not to allow
the closure of Rough. Its chief executive Mike Foster said: “We repeatedly
said situations like this would happen. Sadly we’ve been proven right.
“Gas storage facilities work by buying gas when it is cheap in the summer, and then selling it when it is
expensive in the winter.
“We have been left incredibly reliant on imported gas and are vulnerable to situations like this.
“The result is to ramp up the price
of gas — it is currently around six
times what it was two days ago.
“This hits big industry, especially
the ceramics industry, who have to
pay the hourly rate.
“This will lead to staff being laid
off for the day and will have a huge
cost for the industry.”
Chemicals giant Ineos scaled back
usage at its Runcorn plant by a fifth
after speaking to National Grid.
Jeremy Nicholson of the Energy
Intensive Users Group said its members, which include steel, ceramics
and glass producers, would rather
sell their gas back to the market
than face paying “through the nose”.
Energy Minister Claire Perry said:
“The National Grid is following a
standard
procedure
and
people’s
domestic supplies won’t be affected.
“We are in constant contact to
monitor gas supply throughout this
extreme weather.”
daniel.jones@the-sun.co.uk
The Sun Says — Page Ten
GIRL, SEVEN, IS TENTH VICTIM OF BEAST — PAGE SEVEN
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Friday, March 2, 2018 ...............
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EMMAGEDDON STORM CARNAGE
Cold Vic . . Square
Weather
’Enders
filming . . .
GIRL , 7, IS 10TH
VICTIM OF BEAST
Hit by car skidding in heavy snow
EXCLUSIVE by
STEPHEN MOYES
EASTENDERS
has
axed
filming
today
due to the snow.
Bosses pulled the
plug as the roads
around Elstree Studio,
Herts, are not safe.
It is believed to be
only the second time
bad
weather
has
stopped filming in the
show’s 33-year history.
One insider said: “A
lot of production, set
and design crew went
to the pub to toast the
Beast from the East
and Storm Emma.”
A show spokesman
said filming was postponed to ensure the
health and safety of
cast and crew.
Corrie and Emmerdale also axed scenes
yesterday. They film up
to two months ahead
and didn’t want snow
on screen in May.
Samantha Giles —
Bernice in Emmerdale
— found out after a
“horrific” journey to
Leeds on the M62.
A
GREGGS
lorry
driver
handed
out
cakes and doughnuts
to stranded drivers.
Jon Gowing shared
his load on the A1 at
Lindisfarne, Northumberland. Les Goff, 39,
of Leeds,
said: “He
was
a
top guy.”
Greggs
said: “We
are
proud.”
Julie
Sweet . . lorry Herrington,
54,
and her
daughter Victoria, 16,
picked up prescriptions and food for
local pensioners.
Paramedic Julie, of
Thirsk, North Yorks,
said: “It was a spur of
the moment thing.”
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A GIRL of seven killed after
a car lost control in the snow
became the tenth victim of
Storm Emma yesterday.
She is believed to have been
on the pavement when a
Nissan skidded and hit her
before crashing into a house.
Horror . . lake tragedy.
Right, Leeds body find
Neighbours said the
accident
happened
on
a
steep
hill
which motorists had
struggled to use in
the heavy snow.
Others claimed it
was too dangerous
to drive on.
Plumber
Colin
Smith
rushed
to
help the girl but
By PAUL SIMS
she was declared dead at the scene
in Looe, Cornwall. He suffered a leg
injury. His father Alan, 71, said:
“Colin is in hospital, they’re going to
stitch his leg up. Colin is a father
too — he is upset.”
Chief Insp Adrian Leisk said the
tragedy should be a warning to
motorists not to get in their cars.
He added: “Please, please do not
venture out on to the roads.”
Storm Emma has claimed nine
other lives in the past three days.
The body of a 75-year-old woman
was found underneath a snowcovered car after falling near her
home in Leeds. A man aged 46 was
killed in a crash with a lorry on the
A43 in Oxford. And care worker
Elaine McNeil died on her way to
work after falling ill in Glasgow.
Her boss at Cordia Services tracked
her phone and found her collapsed.
A homeless man aged 53 was
found dead in a tent in Lincoln.
Four others were killed in two separate car crashes in Lincolnshire and
Cambridgeshire on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a man who slipped into a frozen lake while chasing his dog was
named locally as Stephen Cavanagh.
The grandad died in Welling, South
East London, on Wednesday.
POLICE are hunting a Royal
Ballet School pupil who vanished
from a hospital wearing only a pair
of pink socks on her feet during a
blizzard yesterday.
Ashleigh Fair, 19, was spotted on
the hospital’s CCTV as she fled from
her ward at the Royal Berkshire
Hospital in Reading.
paul.sims@the-sun.co.uk
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HELL IN HIGH WATER
M62, HUDDERSFIELD
A Highways Agency vehicle bursts into flames
M66, BURY, LANCS
Vehicles slewn across road after 16-car pile-up
ROYAL Navy tanker RFA Tidespring battles into
the teeth of the Beast from the East off Plymouth as the storm left a trail of chaos on land.
Four died in car smashes in Lincs and Cambs. A
16-car pile-up left 20 hurt on the M66, Bury, and
a 19-car crash shut the A19 in County Durham. A
rescue vehicle caught fire near Huddersfield and
hundreds were stranded in cars across the UK.
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8 ............... Friday, March 2, 2018
Hols Brit
lost in sea
A BRITISH tourist is
missing after being swept
out to sea while taking
pics of waves on Madeira.
The man in his 60s
clambered over a security
barrier on to a section of
seawall in the Portuguese
resort of Praia Formosa
on Wednesday evening.
Over 60 rescue workers
and a helicopter were
drafted in to search after
his girlfriend, who was
with him, alerted cops.
The holidaymaker has
not been named.
HERO PC TRIBUTE
A gate to Parliament
where PC Keith Palmer
was killed in last March’s
terror attack should be
named after him, MPs say.
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TABLETS
OF
DOOM
Official advice: Gadgets at bedtime are deadly
LIGHT
pollution
from By NICK McDERMOTT, Health Editor
phones and tablets could epidemic of sleep-deprivation.
Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally
be as harmful as junk food,
Davies said: “People should try to
England’s
top
doctor make sure their mobile phones are
turned off before bed. Kids as well.”
warned yesterday.
More than three-quarters of Brits
Experts fear blue light from
the devices is fuelling an
are exposed to blue light before
going
to
bed.
Research
has
suggested it prevents production of
the hormone melatonin — an important factor in getting off to sleep.
And the NHS warns regular poor
sleep increases the risk of serious
medical conditions, including obesity,
heart disease and diabetes, as well
as anxiety and depression.
Prof Davies, who has a reputation
for nannying advice, warned that
blue light and noise added to a
“daily cocktail of pollutants”.
She said: “I think pollution is a bit
like junk food. It doesn’t kill you on
the day, but it slowly can accumulate
and do you harm.”
She urged families with kids to
install air pollution monitors because
of emissions from household products.
nick.mcdermott@the-sun.co.uk
78%
of people areue
exposed to bl
s
light from devidce
be
before
2
8M
Brits re
gula
don’t get thrley
recommended
7hrs of sleep
BLUE LIGHT PERIL
Human biological clock
is set by the amount of
light and dark the eyes
are exposed to
Sunlight triggers rise
in the sleep-inducing
hormone melatonin
But artificial light can
suppress melatonin
- leading to sleep
deprivation
Blue light particularly
suppresses melatonin
because body is
sensitive to its
shorter wavelengths
Regular poor sleep shortens life
expectancy and increases risk of:
OBESITY
HEART DISEASE
DIABETES
ANXIETY
DEPRESSION
Sun
MILKMAN
Ray
Adams is accused of
hiding
marijuana,
tobacco and mobile
phones inside milk
cartons and smuggling them into a
prison in Ohio, US.
SPOT
Nannied by
Dame Sally
THE nannying warnings of
Dame Sally Davies, below left,
have made headlines before.
Her previous advice includes:
l Women should
think of breast cancer every time they
have a glass of wine.
l Obesity is as
big a threat as terrorism, with our
bulging waistlines a
“national risk” to
health and the NHS.
l Brits should Wine . . scare
avoid
retirement
and keep working
into their 70s in a
bid to stay fit.
l Even one
pint a week
raises the risk
of cancer.
l Bosses Terror . . gut
should offer
flexible
working
and
provide cooler workplaces
for
women
going
through the menopause.
MELLOR BIG WIN
EX-Tory minister David Mellor is due an £11million
windfall after a legal claim against him was rejected.
Mellor, 68, and two pals were sued in London’s
High Court by Italian count Giovanni Capodilista, 72.
He invested £2million to build a housing estate
near Reading through SFPL. The firm went bust
after failing to get permission. A firm controlled by
Mr Mellor and partners got the go-ahead. A judge
will decide today on the final financial carve-up.
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9
BEY-FLOUNCY!
Court . . . Deghayes
Snub for
JPs from
father of
3 jihadis
By BEN LEO
THE dad of three jihadis
refused
to
stand
for
magistrates,
citing
his
religious beliefs.
Abubaker Deghayes, 50,
defied JPs during his
trial for assault.
He told the Brighton
court: “I don’t stand for
anybody other than God.”
Magistrates agreed to
his
request,
allowing
Deghayes to leave the
dock before they retired
to consider their verdict.
But he had to stand as
he was found not guilty
of punching a fellow
mosque worshipper in a
dispute over parking.
Outside court Deghayes
said:
“Standing
for
humans or royalty is not
something done unless
we are forced.”
His sons Abdullah, 18,
and Jaffa, 17, died in 2014
in Syria. Their brother
Amer, 23, is also thought
to be in the Middle East.
‘High vis’
pupil row
A MUM is fuming after
her
autistic
son
was
made to wear a high-vis
jacket in school breaks.
Joanne Logan branded
the decision to single out
Charlie, six, disgusting.
Stephen
Whitehouse,
head at Cherry Lane primary in West Drayton,
West London, said: “The
bib is only for medical
emergency
so
dinner
ladies can quickly see the
children who need help.”
Joanne, 42, had a meeting with the school and
it was decided Charlie
would no longer wear it.
The National Autistic
Society said: “It’s essential that schools and parents work together.”
Car killed
my home
A WOMAN faces demolishing her house after a
driver caused £200,000
damage ploughing into it
at 4am.
Mum-of-two
Dawn
Jowett, 54, is living in
rented
accommodation
after insurers condemned
the property where she
had lived for 18 years.
Dawn told a court she
had made a lifetime of
memories in the home in
Offerton, Stockport, and
it was not “just bricks
and mortar” to her.
Darren
Sharpe,
24,
admitted dangerous driving in a pal’s Audi A4
and got 18 months’ jail at
Manchester’s
Minshull
Street crown court.
JANET AND GONE
One in three kids never
reads outside of school
and 80 per cent spend
“little or nothing” on
books, a UK poll found.
BEYONCE mixes low cut with a director’s cut
as she wears a flouncy dress at a premiere.
The singer, 36, arrived by limo with daughter Blue Ivy, six, for the showing of Disney
movie A Wrinkle In Time at an LA cinema.
Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and
Mindy Kaling star in the sci-fi space adventure. And Bey looked out of this world too.
FURY AS MET BLOWS FORTUNE
COPS’ £1M FIGHTING
WORBOYS VICTIMS
COPS blew more than
£1million fighting compensation claims by two
victims of black cab rapist John Worboys.
The women battled for five
years to share just £41,250.
The High Court awarded cash
in 2013 after ruling that the Met
had not properly investigated
Serial rapist . . Worboys
EXCLUSIVE by TOM WELLS
the attacks on them and was liable for their suffering.
The force fought the case in
the Court of Appeal — which
ruled in the women’s favour in
2015 — and all the way to the
Supreme Court, which last week
also ruled for them.
It ran up £946,727 in legal
costs, figures from a freedom of
information request show.
That ignores in-house costs of
the Met’s lawyers, staff time and
other backroom resources — taking the true sum over £1million.
The Met admitted its case was
not based on “factual differences”
between
it
and
the
women about officers’ blunders.
It instead claimed the battle
was
about
“interpretation
of
European human rights laws”.
But five Supreme Court justices agreed victims of serious
crime should be able to sue cops
if they fail to investigate properly.
Victim DSD was the first to
report Worboys in 2003. She said
she had a depressive disorder
from police’s treatment of her.
She was awarded £22,250.
Victim NBV said she suffered
distress, anxiety, guilt, PTSD and
depression after her 2007 report
was mishandled. She got £19,000.
Met Deputy Commissioner Sir
Craig Mackey said after last
week’s verdict: “We’ve accepted
serious mistakes were made.”
Worboys, 60, feared to have
attacked more than 100 women,
got an indefinite jail term in
2009.
tom.wells@the-sun.co.uk
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Sun
THE
SAYS
Brexit plotters
THERESA May’s Brexit speech today will
doubtless be rubbished immediately by the
EU and Labour. They may as well issue a
joint statement, so close have they become.
Why is Corbyn’s aide Keir Starmer
forever visiting Michel Barnier in Brussels? Starmer is not Britain’s negotiator.
By sheer coincidence, though, he has
convinced Labour to back a customs
union, just as Barnier wants.
Starmer’s fellow Remainers have
co-ordinated an assault this week to
weaken the PM and bolster the EU.
One day it’s Corbyn’s capitulation.
Then Major’s witless whine. Now Blair,
claiming peace is at risk, as if we should
reverse Brexit for fear of the IRA.
He even claimed the EU will reform.
Spare us! It has spurned every chance
for that. It seeks to dominate, not reform.
It is no longer negotiating in good
faith. It has mocked a tech-led “smart
border” in Ireland — despite its own
officials detailing why it would work.
Brussels doesn’t want it to work.
It wants to pretend the border problem is insurmountable unless we stay
tied to its rules for good.
How much more arrogant EU posturing
and Remainer plotting must we endure?
Sense on Press
A NEW Leveson inquiry would have been a
scandalous waste of public money and a
hammer blow to the Press.
So we commend the Government for
scrapping it and vowing also to repeal
Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act,
which would kill investigative journalism.
Let us hope it also now sinks the
redundant “media regulator” Impress,
that vehicle for Max Mosley’s revenge.
Culture Secretary Matt Hancock
braved predictable sneers from Labour
about being too close to newspapers. In
fact he was standing up for democracy.
He is informed enough to know that
Press practices have changed dramatically, that we are under tougher regulation than ever and that the unregulated
web has transformed the debate entirely.
Labour’s Press-haters should be
honest. They campaigned for a sequel to
the first inquiry, which with the police
investigations cost £48million, solely to
weaken papers hostile to Labour.
The phone-hacking victims they purport
to care so much about are merely pawns
in a cynical political game.
Gasbags’ folly
HOW proud those who whip up fracking
hysteria must be now, as gas runs low.
The shortage is a failure by Tory and
Labour governments to build our energy
supplies. But it is also true that potentially vast quantities of shale gas under
our feet will remain there untapped.
Why? Because eco-warriors promoting internet conspiracies successfully
scared the public about its safety.
What a shameful act of self-harm.
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AFTER THAT #MEGTOO OUTBURST,
A (VERY FRIENDLY) WORD OF ADVICE
ROYAL
PROMO
. . . with
Kate this
week
I HAD a one-word response to the
engagement of Prince Harry and
Meghan Markle: YES!
Any British patriot should be delighted
to have this woman marrying into our
monarchy. The smile. The glow. The
charisma.
She is one of those beautiful creatures
who glides through life like a hot knife
through butter, melting all in her path.
Not only is Markle gorgeous, she’s got
a cracking life story.
Her rise from gameshow girl to duchess is worthy of a Disney movie.
She is, quite simply, a national asset.
We have the City of London, North Sea
oil — and now Meghan Markle.
Her worth to the UK brand over the
coming years is incalculable.
So I am rooting for Markle to succeed
— and was concerned to see her swinging
her
weight
behind
some
controversial campaigns this week.
At an event to promote the younger
royals’ charity work, the Duchess-to-be
spoke approvingly of the women’s
empowerment movements that are all
the rage among the Hollywood set.
Markle ventured that “with so many
campaigns, MeToo and Time’s Up, there
is no better time to really continue to
shine a light on women feeling empowered.”
She argued passionately that “people
need to be urged to listen” to women’s
voices — and promised that as soon as
she was back from the royal honeymoon
she would “hit the ground running” in
support of these issues.
Woah,
nelly!
A
palace
courtier
urgently needs to advise Meghan that
when it comes to royals talking about
current affairs, less is more. If she
wants to be taken to the nation’s bosom,
she needs to tread carefully.
She can have a huge
and positive influence
Markle’s heart is no doubt in the right
place. She wants to use her new mega
fame for the good of the world — and
all power to her elbow.
But the fact that Markle is already
being outspoken on one of the hot
topics of the day suggests she could
have a rocky road ahead.
Because when it comes to our
relationship with the royals, we British
are a fickle lot.
We want the Windsors to be VISIBLE
but not too VERBAL. When they wade
into politics it doesn’t normally end well.
For a lesson in the wisdom that
silence can be golden, Markle should
look to her future father-in-law.
I happen to think Prince Charles is
right on a lot of things. Yet every time
he sticks his head above the parapet,
he’s shot down.
Whether it’s modern architecture or
the price of eggs, Charlie has a view —
and it’s this kind of outspokenness that
has seen his popularity tumble.
A poll last summer found that only a
fifth of Brits want him to be the next
King. Contrast that with his mother,
who after 66 years on the throne is still
more popular than Ant, Dec and David
Attenborough combined.
She is the ultimate national treasure.
Why? Because Her Maj is largely silent.
We know she loves corgis and keeps
her Bran Flakes in Tupperware boxes,
but beyond this the Queen is largely a
mystery — and this is why she has an
enduring power.
She keeps above the political fray. The
tides of fashion may come and go,
trendy campaigns may blow in and out,
but Queen Elizabeth stands firm — a
rock of ages.
I’m not suggesting Markle should keep
totally schtum. She can have a huge and
WOOING
CROWDS
. . . Meghan
in London
last month
You’re a great
national asset
...but you need
a little more
mystique, Meg
By CLARE FOGES
positive influence — but as well as
taking things slowly she needs to be
wise about the kind of campaigns she
champions.
MeToo and Time’s Up are, of course,
the celebrity causes of the day. We’ve
had luvvies on both sides of the pond
gushing
endlessly
about
female
empowerment.
At the Golden Globes and the Baftas,
the red carpet was thronged by sisters
doin’ it for themselves, wearing black
dresses in the name of solidarity, striking MeToo poses.
This is all very fashionable. But to be
frank, a lot of us are sick of this preening, virtue-signalling show.
It seems everyone wants to shout
MeToo!, even if their “harrassment” was
just being winked at by the office lech
many years ago.
If Markle climbs aboard this bandwagon it won’t do her any good.
She would be better off picking causes
that are grittier and less glamorous, and
that resonate with ordinary Brits.
She could hang out with military veterans, meet elderly people who are
lonely, mentor some inner-city kids —
something real, not some Hollywood
carnival.
Markle has the potential to be one of
our best-loved royals. She has the brains,
looks, and is obviously a caring girl.
But if she wants her love affair with
the nation to last, then Meg needs to
keep a little more mystique.
l Clare Foges is a former No10 speechwriter.
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PRIMARK RAP
LACED UPTON
Fury at
bikinis
for kids
aged 1
Gascoigne . . . on show
Gazza: I
went into
rehab for
sick dad
By JOE KASPER
PAUL Gascoigne secretly
checked into rehab before
Christmas while struggling to cope with his
dad’s ill health.
The
former
England
star wept on TV yesterday as he spoke about
John’s death from cancer
last month aged 72.
Gazza, 50, told ITV
show Loose Women he
had
considered
going
back on the booze.
He said: “If I feel like I
drink, normally I ring a
sponsor or go to a meeting. This time I decided
not to and go and make
sure I was OK for him.
“I was going to go
home for Christmas, but
I decided to check myself
in for a few weeks just
to make sure I was OK.”
Gazza has had numerous spells in rehab due
to booze problems. But
he also told the show’s
hosts he has not had a
drink for three months.
Co-sleep
tots fear
Picture: LIPSY
MUMS who sleep with
their baby beyond six
months are 76 per cent
more likely to suffer
depression
than
those
who don’t, a study says.
It makes them worry
and feel criticised — feeling 16 per cent more
judged — which puts a
strain on relationships.
Professor Douglas Teti,
of Penn State University,
US, said: “The moms that
were
still
co-sleeping
after six months were the
ones who seemed to get
the most criticism.”
Many feel it is natural
to lie in the same bed as
their baby. But official
advice warns of a raised
risk of infant death.
SKY TV is to start
screening Netflix shows.
It means Sky viewers
being able to watch hits
such as The Crown and
Stranger Things.
The Netflix tie-up will
be launched on its Sky Q
service in the UK and
Ireland later this year —
and afterwards in Germany, Austria and Italy.
Sky chief Jeremy Darroch said: “We’re making
the entertainment experience even simpler.”
LOVED-APP BLOKES
Fellas are five times
likelier than women to
download phone dating
apps, a survey shows.
‘Unsuitable’ . . kids’ bikinis for sale at Primark stores
BABY COZZIES ROW
By JOSIE GRIFFITHS
PRIMARK is facing a backlash from
parents and kids’ campaigners for
selling £4 bikinis for babies.
Netflix in
Sky deal
The chain, blasted last year for flogging
padded bras for girls of seven,
has two-piece outfits for age
18 months to eight years.
KATE Upton shows it’s a nice
day for a white shedding as
she strips down to lacy swimwear for a photoshoot.
The US model, 25, has collaborated on a range for Lipsy
that includes saucy swimsuits,
chic gowns and floral fancies.
By LUCY JONES, Bizarre Reporter
Earlier this week she attended
a gala in Toronto, Canada, for
Polar Bears International.
She is an ambassador for
the charity. Guess that’s what
you call an Arctic role.
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One is pink and white striped
with a bow. Another is blue
and gold with ruffles.
Mum-of-three Holli Sherratt,
22, of Paignton, Devon, who
spotted the bikinis in the budget store, said: “They strip the
innocence from childhood.
“A child shouldn’t be flaunted
as some sort of model. I want to
protect my daughter and let her
be a child.” Another mum said the
bikinis were “more suitable for adults”.
Kidscape said: “Let our children be children and
save the bikinis and bras for a time when they have
breasts and make a conscious choice to wear them.”
Primark said its kids’ clothes were designed in line
with British Retail Consortium guidelines and great
care was taken to make ranges age appropriate.
josie.griffiths@the-sun.co.uk
MEGHAN TRAINOR: I WENT CRAZY
bi
arre
PAGES 22 & 23
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l
VLAD’S ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ NUKE
lVLAD’S
lNEW WEAPONS THREAT TO U.S
RAF tool . . Carbonite
Satellite’s
live feed
of battles
PUTIN ON BLITZ
Warhead capsule detaches
from missile’s large fuel tank
2
By DAVID WILLETTS
A MILITARY satellite has
been launched which can
send back live 3D video
of enemy manoeuvres.
The
Carbonite-2
has
already started transmitting back to RAF chiefs.
It is the first time they
will have full-motion HD
colour footage from orbit.
Images could one day
be streamed directly into
fighter pilots’ cockpits.
Chief of the Air Staff,
Air Chief Marshal Sir
Stephen Hillier, announced the launch at Surrey
Satellite Technology Ltd,
the firm behind the technology, in Guildford.
He said: “It’s fitting we
have launched this satellite in the RAF’s centenary year. We’ve always
been at the leading edge
of technology.”
The MoD has spent
£4.5million on the satellite, the size and shape of
a washing machine.
3
Practically
unlimited
range
4
It manoeuvres
into position
Built to
dodge all
defence
systems
5
1
Nuclear-armed cruise
missile launches
PUTIN’S WEAPON OF
MASS DESTRUCTION
Nuclear
warheads
are dropped
over the
target area
Warhead
cover is
ejected
RUSSIA has tested an “unstoppable”
nuclear missile and an armed underwater
drone, President Putin revealed yesterday.
The weapons are the centrepieces of a new
nuclear armoury which the Kremlin claims only
its military possesses.
Putin claimed the new arsenal renders Nato’s US-led
missile defences “useless”. His sabre rattling at a state-ofthe-nation speech will spark global security fears and
could raise the spectre of a
new nuclear arms race.
By DAVID WILLETTS
He declared: “I want to
Defence Editor
tell all those who have
fuelled the arms race over and unrivalled manoeuvrathe last 15 years, sought to bility.
Politicians
were
win unilateral advantages shown an animation of how
over
Russia,
introduced it works, see graphic.
unlawful sanctions aimed to
Another video showing
contain our country's devel- the potential range of an
opment:
all
what
you existing missile appeared to
wanted to impede with show the warheads raining
your policies have already on a map of Florida.
happened.
Putin said the high“You have failed to
speed armed drone sub
contain Russia.”
has
intercontinental
He bragged that
range.
a new cruise misDefence
Secretary
sile armed with
Gavin
Williamson
nukes has “practiaccused
Putin
of
cally
unlimited”
provocation.
range, record speed
david.willetts@
the-sun.co.uk
Warning . . . Putin
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BLOKES’ WORST NIGHTMARE
PREGNANT
FIANCEE
Paige and Dale say
they’re now closer
Nose will grow . . . pic
Selfies
give us a
big nose,
say docs
By BEN LEO
SELFIES
make
noses
look nearly a third bigger, leading to a surge in
cosmetic ops.
Snaps taken from just
a foot away change the
perspective, experts say.
Dr Boris Paskhover, of
New Jersey, US, analysed
selfies and portraits taken
by someone else.
He said: “When taken
at
12in
away
selfies
increased nasal size by
30 per cent in males and
29 per cent in females.
“An image taken at 5ft
results in no difference
in perceived size.”
Nose jobs are up ten
per cent year on year in
the US, where 42 per
cent of plastic surgeons
said patients wanted ops
to improve their selfies.
BAAPS, the body for
UK cosmetic docs, says
youngsters
here
feel
under “incessant pressure” to be perfect.
28yrs for
OAP kill
A PSYCHOTIC ex-Marine
who murdered an OAP
dog walker in a knife
frenzy got a minimum 28
years in jail yesterday.
Alexander Palmer, 24,
stabbed Peter Wrighton,
83, up to 45 times.
Cops first thought Peter
had been attacked by a
wild animal.
Mr Justice Goose said:
“At 83 and slightly built,
he was no match for the
violence of your attack.”
Palmer shook his head
as he was given life at
Nottingham crown court.
He had told mental
experts he wanted to kill
a
stranger
2½
years
before the horror near
East Harling, Norfolk.
DAD, 25: MY
BATTLE WITH
PENIS CANCER
Trees aid
big brain
KIDS
who
grow
up
surrounded
by
trees
and greenery have bigger
brains, a study suggests.
Experts found exposure
to green spaces makes
children more attentive
and boosts their memory.
They have more white
and grey matter — which
is associated with better
brain function.
Experts in Barcelona
used MRI scans to study
253 primary age kids.
Dr Jordi Sunyet said:
“This adds to evidence on
the benefits of transforming cities by increasing
access to the natural
environment.” The lower
levels of pollution may
play a part in the results.
MOPED BRIT DIES
Teacher Philip Loates,
26, of Witham, Essex,
was killed when his moped crashed with a lorry
in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
By ROBIN PERRIE
A DAD aged just 25 is
dying after developing
cancer of the penis.
Dale Clarke has already
had part of his organ
removed and faces losing
the rest of it.
He
has
endured
five
operations, nine rounds of
radiotherapy
and
two
of
chemotherapy but the cancer
has now spread to his liver
and lymph nodes.
Dale said: “It’s absolutely
destroyed
me.
My
penis
has no use other than to try
and urinate.
“It has no feeling. I will
probably lose it altogether.”
Penis cancer is so rare that
just 631 men are diagnosed
each year. And according to
Macmillan
Cancer
Support
only two men aged 25 to 29
were diagnosed in 2016.
Survival rates can be as
high as 75 per cent if caught
early enough. But most sufferers ignore symptoms — which
can include growths, ulcers,
pain,
blood
and
colour
changes — until it is too late.
Dale, whose fiancée Paige
King, 24, is pregnant, was
diagnosed last July after finding a lump.
He now struggles to walk
and has had to give up work
as a joiner in Newcastle.
Dale, who also has six-yearold son Cole from a previous
relationship, said: “The doctors
said I was one of the youngest
they had treated with it and it
was one of the most aggressive forms they had seen.
“Using it sexually — that
part of my life is gone now
and I’ve accepted it.
“They could cut it all off
and it wouldn’t bother me.
“I know it’s terminal but
I’m not planning to go anywhere for a few years. I want
to concentrate on watching my
children grow up.”
Care worker Paige, who is
due to give birth in July,
believes the couple are closer
than ever even though they
cannot have sex.
She said: “We don’t really
think about it. It wasn’t one of
the main reasons we were
together
—
we’re
together
because we love each other.
“We’re stronger as a team
and are taking each day as it
comes. We’re hopeful that we
will have a few years together.
“Dale will live on through
his baby.”
He said: “Hopefully I’ll be
well enough to be there for
the birth of my daughter. It’s
amazing how something so
special can come out of this.”
And he urged other men not
to ignore problems.
Dale said: “If something
doesn’t look or feel right make
sure you get checked out.”
robin.perrie@the-sun.co.uk
Rare, but
see a GP
By CAROL COOPER
Sun Doctor
I will
probably
lose it
altogether
soon
CANCER of the penis is
rare, especially in men
aged under 50.
Symptoms may include
a sore that doesn’t heal,
bleeding, a smelly discharge, rash, thickened
skin or possibly a change
in colour.
A man with any of these
should go to the GP without delay.
Some blokes might feel
embarrassed, but your
doctor has literally seen
everything in the book.
The outlook can be
excellent if the cancer is
caught at an early stage.
SON COLE, 6
Dale is determined to see his child
ren grow up
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Walk heart boost
GOING for a walk just twice a
week slashes the risk of older
women developing heart failure
by a quarter, researchers found.
Fast movers who kept going
for at least 40 minutes gained
the greatest protection.
The US research found the
protective effect also worked for
obese and overweight postmenopausal women.
LEVESON
INQUIRY
Pt2 GETS
CANNED
“We will
tackle
challenges
media face
today, not
a decade
ago”
-MATT HANCOCK
Change . . . Culture Secretary yesterday
Press freedom win
A SECOND government inquiry into the
media was axed yesterday in a huge
victory for press freedom.
Culture Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs reopening the “costly and time-consuming” Leveson Inquiry was not the “right way forward”.
He
also
canned
a
proposal for media organisations to sign up to
a state-backed regulator
requiring them to pay the
legal costs of a libel
inquiry, even if they won.
The Leveson Inquiry
was set up by David
Cameron to probe phonehacking. The second part
was
due
to
examine
relations
between
the
media and police.
Labour’s Chris Bryant
said the decision to axe
it was a “knife to
the heart” of
victims.
The party’s
deputy
leader Tom
Watson said
the
Tories
had broken
Mr
Cameron’s promise to “stand
up”
to
the
media.
But Mr Hancock said “significant progress” had been
made by newspapers and
the police.
He added: “The media
landscape today is markedly different from that
which Sir Brian Leveson
looked at in 2011.”
He said more than
£48million was spent on
police investigations trig-
By STEVE HAWKES
Deputy Political Editor
gered by phone hacking.
Of this, the inquiry itself
made up £5.4million.
And he pointed out
that
traditional
media
now face a huge challenge from “largely unregulated” social media.
He added: “We will
take action to safeguard
the
lifeblood
of
our
democratic discourse and
tackle
the
challenges
that
our
media face —
today, not a
decade ago.”
But in a
letter
he
released
yesterday
Sir
Brian
said he fundamentally
disagreed
with Mr Hancock
that a second part of the
inquiry was no longer
necessary. He said there
was “still a legitimate
expectation” for it from
the public and victims.
The
Tories
opposed
Leveson II in last year’s
election
manifesto
but
peers voted to revive it.
£48M
Cost to public of
first inquiry and
related police
probes
The Sun Says — Page Ten
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PAMMI ON SEXY SECRETS
TS
On Putin . . .
On Assange . . .
COY Pamela shocked the studio audience
during her interview on Piers Morgan’s show
by hinting at a possible romance with
Russian president Vladimir Putin.
She first came into contact with the
then-PM in 2009 when she successfully
lobbied him to ban the hunting of seals and
importing products made from their fur.
Pamela revealed Putin, 65, below, then
invited her to his presidential inauguration in
2012 as his special guest.
But when quizzed over whether she had
a relationship with the Russian, her teasing
denials clearly surprised the audience.
She said: “No . . . no, but he wanted me to
actually come to his inauguration and give
him flowers. I was going to give him flowers
on his inauguration.
“No, I did not do that. But there has
been some . . . obviously we have
been in the same place together
sometimes.”
And when the studio audience
began to gasp, she added: “It’s
starting to feel surreal to me too.
Am I lying? Am I telling the truth?
I don’t know.”
When Piers pushed
her further on rumours of
a romantic liaison, she
concluded: “I have a
great relationship with
Russia. Yes.”
PAMELA floundered when asked if she had
been in a relationship with Julian Assange
and ducked giving a denial.
The actress has visited the Wikileaks
founder, 46, several times at the Ecuadorian
embassy in London where he has been
holed up avoiding extradition on nowdropped rape charges for almost six years.
Quizzed about a romance, she said: “Well
he is a prisoner. It is difficult to have a
him.”
relationship with somebody. I adore him
But when Piers pushed her on
whether they had or had not been an
item, she declared: “No . . . I don’t
want to talk about that. You are so
persistent. I am too honest.”
She added: “Mostly we are very
good friends. Very good friends.
That’s it. That’s all I want to say.”
On the boyfriend . . .
On Stallone . . .
He wanted me to come
to his inauguration and
give him flowers
SMITTEN Pamela says she is loving her
new life in France with Marseille footballer
Adil Rami. She recently moved into the
defender’s home in the southern French
city and reveals she has been known to
cook for him in a sexy maid’s uniform.
She said: “I live my dream. You have to be
very brave and enjoy things. The outfit
comes out once a boyfriend.
“He is fantastic. I love him, of course. I
probably should not be talking about it. I am
so bad. I have no filter. So bad. You are so
good. It is what it is. I am happy in France.
Pamela has previously been married to
Mötley Crüe rocker Tommy Lee,
singer Kid Rock and poker
player Rick Salomon. She has
two sons with Tommy,
Brandon, 21, and Dylan, 20.
And she has not ruled out
Adil, left, who is 18 years her
junior, being husband
No4. She said: “I do
want to get married
again in my lifetime.
But I have been married a lot. I don’t like
the phrase ‘toyboy’.
“I care about him
a lot and we get
along. It is important
to get along in the
moment.
Who
knows how long
this world is going
to last with the way
it is going.
“You might as well
enjoy your life.”
STORIES . . . with Piers
and, inset, on his show
He offered me a condo
and a Porsche to be
his number one girl
ROCKY star Sylvester Stallone, above,
once tried to get Pamela to be his girlfriend
by offering her an apartment and a car.
The actress revealed: “He offered me a
condo and a Porsche to be his ‘number one
girl’. I said, ‘Does that mean there is a
number two?’ He said, ‘Of course’.
“He is very funny. I did not take the condo
or the Porsche. Maybe I should have.”
And she jokingly said that she needs
different men for different uses.
She said: “My aunt used to say, ‘One man
can’t do it all. One for sex, one for conversation, one for entertainment’.
“I have a romantic relationship but I have
men in other parts of my life who stimulate
other parts of me.”
PAMELA ANDERSON once
found herself in a bedroom
with seven naked models
who wanted to watch her
have sex with Hugh Hefner,
she has revealed.
The former Baywatch actress
says the experience was the craziest she ever had at the Playboy
Mansion.
Pamela first found fame as a
Playboy Playmate in the Eighties, and
the incident took place at a party
thrown by magazine founder Hefner at
the Los Angeles pad.
She says she initially had no idea
she was expected to get involved with
the orgy, believing she was just there
On Jacko . . .
MICHAEL JACKSON superfan Pamela
used to go out with the King of Pop –
but just as friends.
The actress said that as a young girl she
had a crush on the superstar, who died in
2009, but when they eventually met they
never had a “romantic entanglement”.
She said: “I always thought I was going
to marry Michael Jackson. When I was little
I had pictures of him all over my wall. He
was an idol of mine. I loved him.
“We went out but not on dates. He was
such an amazing soul and was very
complimentary. He was flattering.”
Asked by Piers if she and
Michael, right, had ever
kissed, she paused –
provoking the former
Britain’s Got Talent
judge to claim she had
“given it away”.
But she insisted: “No.
Only in my mind. It
was a brief friendship. I did not
know him that well.
He always had
good things to
say.
He
was
always sweet. He
loved what I did.
“He always said,
‘I love what you
are trying to accomplish’. We had a
mutual interest in
each other.
“He thought I
was interesting.”
On her looks . . .
I do my make-up in 5mins
. . . I never felt beautiful.
Beauty is Monroe, Bardot
PAMELA might be well known for her boob
job – but says she has never let cosmetic
surgeons touch her face.
And while she once tried Botox, the
results were so bad she now steers clear.
The 50-year-old said: “I spent a third of my
life in a make-up chair and now I do my own
make-up in five minutes. Less is more and I
can’t believe I said that.
“My mum says as you get older, don’t
wear so much make-up. My face is natural.
No plastic surgery but facials and lasers.
There are lots of good tricks you can
do now. I have tried Botox and I looked
terrible. I have a big forehead so it is not a
good option for me.”
In her early days with Playboy, Pamela
boosted her bust size to 34DD and says she
owes her career to her enhanced boobs.
She explained: “Well, they got me in the
door. My breasts have had a career of their
own and I just came along. It has always
been an interesting fascination and they
kind of expand on camera.”
But the actress admitted she had never
felt that she was a real looker.
She said: “I never felt beautiful. I was
always pretty shy. When I look at pictures it
is not like I am looking at me. Great beauty
is Sophia Loren, Bridget Bardot, Marilyn
Monroe. I love the old movie stars.
“When I look in the mirror? I do a little bit. I
am much thinner. I think I could look better.”
By
ANDY HALLS
TV Editor
to watch the seven Playboy models
romp with the lothario.
Pamela said: “Everyone was naked
in the grotto and the girls were
downstairs and they all went upstairs.
“I followed them upstairs. I thought,
‘What could be going on up here?’
Seven girls, one at a time with Hef.
“I was stood at the end of the bed
watching them and then I realised
they were watching me. I thought,
‘This is not a movie. I need to leave’.”
The mum of two, now 50, continued:
“I have seen a lot of craziness at the
Playboy Mansion. He had a lot of
women around. There were these big
TV screens with crazy things going on
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OF THE MANSION...
MANSION...AND OTHER TALES
MANSIO
On stalkers . . .
‘I’m not a lesbian,’ she said,
‘I just want to touch you’
PAMELA has described how a deranged stalker
once broke into her house and put on her famous
red Baywatch swimsuit.
The actress said the female fan broke into her
Los Angeles home and managed to stay secretly
in an unused guest room for three days before
she was discovered.
Asked about fans, she said: “I have had some
dangerous ones who have come into my house. I
found a woman once in my bed. She broke in and
was living in my guest room for three days.
“My mother was coming to LA for surgery and
my dad came and I was preparing a room for him
and there was a woman in there with bleach
blonde hair and she was
wearing a Baywatch bathing
suit tucked in bed. . She
had written a letter saying:
‘I am not a lesbian. I just
want to touch you’.
“She was wearing my
bathing suit.”
Pammi had to hire
round-the-clock
security after the
breach in 2001,
despite
cops
saying there was
no real risk.
She added of
the
intruder:
“She came from
a nice family.
“The
police
said she was a
woman and was
not going to hurt
me but I said, ‘Of
course she could’.
“I was there alone
with my two sons at
the time. It was
terrifying. They gave
me 24-hour security
after that.”
MEMORIES . . . with
Hef in 2007 and on
her last Playboy
cover two years ago
Hefner. Seven
naked Playboy
girls. And me
with him and the girls and baby
oil.” But Pamela, who is now a
political activist, never felt exploited
by Hefner, who died last year at 91.
She said: “He was a pioneer.
A true gentleman and he was
charming. He loved women and he
empowered women.
“He was very forward-thinking and
created his own life. Nobody could
copy him. It was nothing salacious
salacious. I
thought it was very innocent.”
Canadian Pamela was supposed to
catch up with her former boss on a
trip to Los Angeles last year, but he
died suddenly before they could meet
again. But she has moving memories
of him coming to her most recent
photoshoot for his magazine in 2015.
She said: “The last cover I did with
Playboy, he walked in and he tried not
to let me see this but he was in a lot of
pain on a walker. He was so important
to me. He was amazing. He was very
accepting of who you are.
“There were all types of beautiful girls
of all shapes and sizes. It was erotic and
playful but innocent.”
Pamela shares the revelations on Piers
Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV tomorrow
night — in an interview she claimed last
month had been edited down to just
being about “my body parts and men”.
‘Join us in Jacuzzi’
But on Loose Women this week Piers,
52, hit back at the complaint, insisting:
“She hasn’t seen the recording.”
In the interview, she also reveals she
complained to Hefner about powerful
Hollywood men pressuring her for sex,
and she says he always backed her up.
But she says her fellow Playmates were
furious at her — fearing outing the pests
would cost them of work.
She said: “I have had men say, ‘Come
back to my hotel room and audition with
me. If you don’t come I will give it to the
girl across the hall’.
“And then they have ended up giving
the role to a girl across the hall.
“People have said, ‘Pamela, come and
join us in the Jacuzzi and I will give you
$100,000’. And I have said, ‘I think that
is more than just the Jacuzzi. I am
calling Hef’.
“The girls would say, ‘Stop calling Hef’.
Some girls would say they make a little
extra money this way but not me.”
Pamela also revealed she believes her
film career was destroyed by disgraced
mogul Harvey Weinstein because she
answered back to him.
She added: “He was not inappropriate
to me in a sexual way. But over the
phone he was threatening. And I didn’t
work again because I stood up to him.”
l Piers Morgan’s Life Stories’ chat with
Pamela is on ITV tomorrow at 9.50pm.
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BILLS SHOCK
£81
TAX
RAID
Council rate rise
biggest in 14yrs
The £50m Pic
MINISTERS stood by and
allowed the trashing of
former PM Sir Edward
Heath’s reputation over
child sex abuse claims,
peers claimed yesterday.
Lords urged the Government to launch an
independent probe into
the two-year £1.5million
Wiltshire police investigation into Tory Mr Heath,
who died in 2005 at 89.
Home Office minister
Baroness Williams told
the Lords it would have
to be ordered by the
county’s Police and Crime
Commissioner.
A man known only as
Nick, who accused Mr
Heath, is facing trial over
alleged indecent images
of children.
By MATT DATHAN
Political Correspondent
COUNCIL tax bills
are due to soar by
an average £81 —
the steepest rise in
14 years.
Experts also warned
that authorities may
axe services to cope
with funding cuts.
A survey found that the
average Band D bill in
England is to go up by 5.1
per cent in 2018/19 — from
£1,591 to £1,672.
Welsh households face a
£72 hit to their pockets,
from £1,420 to £1,492.
Chartered Institute of
Public
Finance
and
Accountancy chief exec
Rob Whiteman said: “Now
it feels like crunch time,
with the consequences of
earlier funding cuts really
beginning to bite.”
He added it was “time
for an honest conversation
about what services councils should realistically be
expected to deliver”.
Communities Secretary
Sajid Javid has said councils can raise bills by 2.99
per cent without a referendum. A further three
per cent to fund social
care was also agreed.
The Local Government
Ministry said the cost to
households would be lower
in real terms than 2010. It
said: “We recognise the
importance
of
keeping
bills down but also the
pressures on services.”
Peer fury
on Heath
D’day put
on show
A RARE Picasso painting has sold for a record £49.8million
— the most expensive ever auctioned in Europe.
The 1937 portrait of his mistress Marie-Therese Walter
made the price at Sotheby’s in London.
Art acquisition firm Gurr Johns snapped up the 22-inch
work called Femme au beret et a la robe quadrillee.
THE Domesday book is
to go on display at the
British Library.
The
manuscript
is
our
earliest
surviving
public record.
The survey, commissioned by William the
Conqueror, began in 1085
and details life in the
Anglo-Saxon kingdom.
Dr Jessica Nelson, of
the
National
Archives,
said: “Domesday gives us
a unique window through
which we can see the
medieval world and the
enormous
changes
the
Norman
Conquest
brought about in society,
politics and economics.”
The book will go on
show for four months
from October 19.
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lMEETING
MONSTERS
lBACKING
APARTHEID
THE
FASCISTS
THE CLASH
Defence . . MP Watson
Watson
praises
pal Max
Summit . . Rudel and Skorzeny
IN DEATH
CAMP TRIP
By NICK PARKER
By LYNN DAVIDSON
LABOUR’S Deputy Leader
Tom Watson praised Max
Mosley
yesterday
as
a man who used his
“limited
resources”
to
fight the “strong”.
Mr Watson stuck up
for the multi-millionaire
ex-F1 boss who has been
linked to a 1961 racist
campaign leaflet for the
far-right Union Movement.
The party was run by his
fascist father Oswald.
The MP — who has
championed curbs on the
free press — also ignored
his peers’ calls to return
a
“racially
tainted”
£540,000
Mosley
has
donated to his office.
Tory Deputy Chairman
James Cleverly said he
was “uncomfortable” with
the idea that Mr Watson
had a “powerful financial
relationship
with
a
person who . . . has a real
interest in the press not
sniffing out too much.”
Conservative MP David
Morris added: “There are
too many question marks
over this donation and
whether
influence
has
been bought.”
Right-wing hook . . Max, circled, grabs anti-fascist. Throwing punch, left
ARREST IN PUNCH-UP
SHOCKING photos showing Max
Mosley clashing with anti-fascist
protesters emerged yesterday.
He was at a rally of his
father’s far-right Union Movement in the heart of London’s
Jewish community in July 1962.
Sir Oswald Mosley was greeted
with sickening Hitler salutes by
some of the neo-Nazi thugs he
had come to address in Hackney.
One supporter, seen performing a Nazi salute, was Peter
By TOM WELLS, Chief Reporter
Dawson, a racist who drew Nazi
slogans on synagogues.
Another was Max’s pal, UM
political secretary Keith Gibson,
who had been jailed a decade
earlier for saying: “Hitler had
the right idea about Jews.”
Seconds later, protesters tried
to grab the fascist leader.
Photos show Max turning to
confront them before throwing a
punch with his right fist. He was
arrested in minutes and charged
with threatening behaviour.
But magistrates cleared him
days later after he insisted he
was acting to protect his dad.
A Daily Mirror report of
August 2, 1962, noted: “The
magistrate, Mr Harold Sturge,
finding Max Mosley not guilty,
said, ‘It must not be assumed I
accede to any of the submissions you have made’.”
MAX Mosley and dad Sir
Oswald toured a concentration
camp on their way to meet
Europe’s top fascists in 1962.
They stopped at Dachau near
Munich where the Nazis killed
41,000 people between 1933-45.
Ex-art dealer Barry Ayres said
one of their group, a Holocaust
denier
called
Keith
Gibson,
joked about writing in the
visitors’ book: “Good try, but not
good enough.”
Mr Ayres told The Daily Mail:
“Max was very cross with
(Gibson) and said: ‘Don’t you
(write) anything, we’re leaving.’
“I don’t think Max had any
illusion at all: He fully accepted
the Holocaust.”
Mr Ayres added of the tour:
“Max was curious. It was nothing
nasty.
“We were light-hearted when
we entered but the crematoria
changed the mood.”
At the fascist gathering in
Venice, Italy, the group met
Hans-Ulrich Rudel, who helped
Auschwitz beast Dr Josef Mengele escape to South America.
They were also joined by SS
commander Otto “Scarface” Skorzeny — selected by Hitler to lead
a mission to free deposed Italian
dictator Benito Mussolini in 1943.
MAX’S SHOCKING CLAIM
MY FATHER
WAS RIGHT
Praise for Hitler-loving Oswald
MAX Mosley wrote columns
backing
apartheid
and
endorsing “all” statements
he had “come across” from
his Hitler-loving dad, The
Sun can reveal.
The anti-press campaigner
— facing a perjury probe by
police — has furiously denied
racism allegations.
But in an Oxford University
article carrying his byline, the former F1 boss insisted “complete
division” was needed to avoid a
“blood-bath” in Africa.
His article was published in
defence of his father’s fascist
Union Movement in
Oxford’s
Cherwell
paper on February
15, 1961.
It
stated:
“The
African problem is
no
longer
soluble
without a complete
division of territory.”
A second article,
in The Parson’s Pleasure student publica- Mosley . . with
EXCLUSIVE by TOM WELLS
Chief Reporter
tion in February 1962 and titled
“Max Mosley: My Political Beliefs”,
went into more detail.
He wrote: “In Africa, one of two
systems would work.
“Either co-racialism on a basis
of complete equality, or total
apartheid, separation (by means of
a wage-price mechanism) of white
and black into two entirely separate nations.”
He was “inclined to agree”
things had “gone too far for co-racialism.” Asked if he stood by his
“father’s statements before and
after the war”, he replied: “All I
have come across, YES.”
Cops are looking
at whether Mosley,
77, lied in court
during
a
privacy
trial against the now
defunct
News
of
the World after a
2008 orgy with prostitutes in German
uniforms.
tom.wells@thefather in 1962
sun.co.uk
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Police discovered the
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The Neils, from Poole,
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East London.
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has been set for July.
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trade war yesterday by
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on imported steel.
The US President said
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He also announced a
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His move risks retaliation from major trade
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UBER CAR DROVE OFF
WITH MY BABY GIRL
Driver took 1hr to notice
19
Weinstein
legal KO
HARVEY
Weinstein’s
insurers are refusing to
pay for his defence over
11 sexual harassment and
assault lawsuits.
They have asked a
judge in New York to
agree the alleged offending by the movie mogul,
65, is not covered.
An insurers’ lawyer said
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various reasons including
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The lawsuits include
one from British actress
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FEEL OIL RIGHT
AN Uber driver drove off with a passenger’s baby
in the back and did not realise for over an hour.
Uber car
drives off as
mum walks
round the
other side to
unstrap baby
LONDON
The second
passenger
finally alerts
the driver,
who takes
the baby to
police
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2
As frantic
mum calls
cops, Uber
driver picks
up 2 more
rides
3 BISHOPSGATE
1 mile
Safe . . . Elisabeth with Olivia, map and app
Sun
THE
original
Ivor
Novello
award
for
Most Performed Song
given to 10cc in 1975
for I’m Not In Love
could fetch £2,000 at
auction
in
Etwall,
Derbys, on Sunday.
SPOT
Picture: NIGEL HOWARD/EVENING STANDARD
The driver even picked up two more passengers as
seven-month-old Olivia-Hope Katompa dozed away in
her carry-cot.
Mum Elisabeth, 31, had
just got out of the car
and was walking around
to the other side to
unstrap
her
daughter
when it drove off.
She was with her sister
and they both chased
after the car.
But the driver was
unaware and carried on.
Nurse Elisabeth said:
“My sister and I chased
him down the road. We
couldn’t catch up with
him. I was screaming
and shouting.”
She called police but
the Uber app deletes a
driver’s registration and
they had no way of
tracking him.
The driver who had
taken her from Enfield,
North London, to Tottenham, then picked up
another fare.
They did not mention
the sleeping child and
must have thought the
driver was the father.
It was only when a
second fare asked about
the girl that he realised
and took her to a police
station in Bishopsgate.
Elisabeth
said:
“The
police blue-lighted us to
the station.”
Uber said it was the
first
time
such
an
incident had happened.
It said: “We normally
hear about drivers finding mobile phones but
never a sleeping baby.”
carri-ann.taylor
@the-sun.co.uk
How app
failed tot
ELISABETH
frantically
tried to contact the Uber
driver as he headed off
with her baby daughter
on the back seat.
But she was unable to
get hold of his phone
number because the app
does not allow passengers
to contact their driver
directly.
Instead they have to
submit an online form
including
a
phone
number if they leave
something behind.
Uber then contacts the
driver
to
phone
the
passenger, although this
could take some time.
The police were also
unable to trace the car
because the Uber app
deletes a driver’s vehicle
registration after a journey is complete.
KILL APPEAL JOY
A WOMAN jailed for the hammer killing of her “controlling” husband has won the first stage of an appeal.
Sally Challen, 63, claimed diminished responsibility
over the 2010 attack on Richard, 61. But she was
found guilty of murder and given life in 2011.
Yesterday in the Appeal Court lawyers for Challen,
of Claygate, Surrey, argued new evidence on the effect
of years of domestic abuse may sway a jury’s decision.
Drop-off . . Bishopsgate police station
Eating oily fish once a
week slashes the risk of
multiple
sclerosis
by
nearly half, says US tests.
20 ............... Friday, March 2, 2018
NI terror
risk falls
THE threat of Northern
Ireland terror has been
lowered by MI5 from
substantial to moderate.
It deems a UK attack
“possible but not likely”.
Home Secretary Amber
Rudd said the threat was
still “real and serious”.
Ulster’s risk was lifted
to substantial in 2016. Its
danger from local terror
remains severe, with an
attack “highly likely”.
The
five
levels
are
low, moderate, substantial, severe and critical.
CAD-MIRAL NELSON
An 1801 Admiral Nelson
letter to mistress Emma
Hamilton’s
hubby
Sir
William sold for £5,200
in Nottingham yesterday.
1GM
GOVE THREAT: SLASH
W
WATER
BILLS OR ELSE
MICHAEL Gove yesterday
ordered
fat-cat
water
bosses to slash bills or
face the consequences.
The Environment Secretary
pledged to give regulator
Ofwat
“whatever
powers
necessary” to take on firms.
His
tough
talk
came
Attack . . . Mr Gove
after
By HARRY COLE
industry
body
Water
UK
unveiled hikes of up to four per
cent
this
year,
taking
the
average household bill to £405.
Mr Gove told its annual
conference: “The people in this
room, the companies you run,
must change.”
He listed salaries given to the
bosses of United Utilities (£2.8million a year), Severn Trent
(£2.4million) and Anglian and
Yorkshire (£1.2million each).
He added: “One might hope,
these companies making such
massive profits, paying such big
dividends, and supporting such
generous
executive
salaries,
would be big contributors to the
Exchequer through tax.
“Well some are. And others
not — very much not.
“Last year Anglian, Southern,
South Western and Thames paid
no corporation tax. Thames has
paid no tax for a decade.”
Mr Gove also said the firms
had a duty to “play fair” and be
transparent given their monopoly.
He dismissed Jeremy Corbyn’s
plan to bring the industry back
under
state
control,
saying
privatisation had benefited customers and the environment.
A source close to Mr Gove said
of the firms: “They are on notice
now.”
harry.cole@thesun.co.uk
Burnt-out . . . tower
9/11-style
tribute at
Grenfell
By MATT DATHAN
THE burnt-out shell of
Grenfell Tower could be
replaced with a 9/11-style
Ground Zero memorial.
Latimer Road Tube station
could
also
be
renamed
under
plans
unveiled yesterday.
Survivors and family of
the 71 victims killed in
last June’s blaze will have
the final say on the tower
block in North Kensington, West London.
They can also stop any
redevelopment under the
proposals drawn up by
ministers and Kensington
and Chelsea council.
Shahin Sadafi, chair of
Grenfell United survivors’
group, said: “The future
of Grenfell has been a
major source of anxiety.
“We
hope
working
together to create a fitting
memorial will be part of
a healing process.”
Communities Secretary
Sajid Javid said yesterday: “I am pleased we
have been able to agree a
way forward.”
IT’S HIGH
FLASHION
Kill blast
cop hunt
COPS yesterday searched
the home of a shopkeeper
whose supermarket was
destroyed by a blast that
killed five people.
They swooped on the
property of Aram Kurd,
33, after arresting three
men
on
suspicion
of
manslaughter.
Mr Kurd, who lives
nearby, took over the Leicester shop in December.
Police did not say if he
was one of those arrested.
Four people in a flat
above and a shop worker
died in Sunday’s blast.
It was first thought to
be a gas leak.
‘HITMAN’ DOC OP
GP
David
Crichton,
accused of trying to hire
a hitman, missed court in
Winchester yesterday after
having brain surgery.
A COLD front moves in yesterday — down
the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week.
The model didn’t look too happy about
wearing the leather outfit but at least she
wasn’t outside in the big chill.
It was part of Ann Demeulemeester’s
show, presumably not her winter collection.
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21
Corrie on..and on..and on..
Duncan . . . and dad
Bowie’s
son does
not like
his tunes
1980
DOCTOR
1990
COUNCILLOR
1990
SOLICITOR
1993
CAR DEALER
1995
CAR DEALER
2001
POLICE SGT
2003
SOLICITOR
By JAMES BEAL, US Editor
DAVID
Bowie’s
son
Duncan Jones says he
would
rather
watch
24-hour TV news than
listen to his dad’s songs.
The
film
director
revealed
he
had
“no
enthusiasm” for watching
his father create hits.
Duncan, 46, said: “I
never
really
got
into
music. It’s like work,
watching your dad do
accounting.
“I watch a lot of news.
I was constantly urged
by dad to learn an
instrument but I was not
interested.”
London-born
Duncan,
who changed his name
from Zowie Bowie at 12,
spoke out while promoting his sci-fi film Mute.
Bowie, who died of
cancer in 2016 aged 69,
was awarded sole custody
of Duncan when he split
with first wife Angie.
1984
POLICEMAN
Actor Anthony’s
14 roles in soap
By LAUREN VEEVERS
3 held on
hol death
THREE men have been
arrested over the death
of a man on holiday in
Turkey a day after he
was involved in a row at
a pub in Britain.
Simon Marx, 42, died
in Fethiye on October 8.
A post-mortem revealed
a blunt head trauma.
Detectives believe the
injury was sustained at
the Newton Arms in
Blackpool on October 7.
Lancashire Police said
they have arrested two
men aged 29 and one
aged 54, from Blackpool,
on suspicion of murder.
One of the 29-year-olds
is also being quizzed on
suspicion of wounding a
second person.
Vice help
gran kill
A WOMAN aged 74 who
gave charity help to vice
girls has been stabbed to
death at her home.
Ex-nurse Anne James
had multiple wounds and
was found by a neighbour at the address near
a red-light district.
She lived with hubby
Christopher, 83, and they
were antique collectors.
Police said they believe
the great-gran had been
alone in the house in
Walsall. They did not
rule out robbery.
Anne also worked with
domestic violence victims
and
homeless
women.
Her family called her
“amazing and kind”.
FURRED FLOOR
A cat was freed when
miaows were heard after
three weeks under the
floor of a house being
built in Corby, Northants.
1986
INSURANCE SALESMAN
2018
CUSTOMER
ACTOR Anthony Schaeffer has become a
Corrie record breaker after playing his 14th
different character in the soap.
Viewers saw the 72-year-old as a customer in Audrey’s hairdresser’s on Monday.
His first appearance was as
a doctor in 1980.
Other roles include cops,
car dealers, solicitors, a salesman, councillor and teacher.
Among stars he appeared
with are Emily Bishop and
Jack Duckworth, who he
breathalysed
in
1984.
Anthony has also been in
Emmerdale and Casualty.
His nearest rival is
Dave Dutton who has
starred in 11 different Corrie roles.
2004
TEACHER
STRICTLY STAR’S TURMOIL
ALEX’S
AGONY
THE brother of Strictly
star Alexandra Burke
has been jailed for
beating his ex.
Aaron Burke, 25, lashed
out when Jessica Kenney
asked him to stop smoking
cannabis in her home.
He repeatedly punched her
in the face, grabbed her by the
throat and continued to kick
her after she fell to the floor.
She had asked him round
after the death of his 53-yearold mother Melissa Bel, a
member of Eighties band Soul
II Soul.
Strictly runner-up Alexandra,
29, spoke on the show about
her grief — and her
brother’s shame is
thought
to
have
made it even worse.
Yesterday Burke, of
Holloway, North Lon-
Burke . . and Alex
EXCLUSIVE by ANDY JEHRING
don, got 15 months in jail and
a five-year restraining order.
He claimed at an earlier
hearing he and Jessica were
drinking and smoking together
before she attacked him. But
he admitted assault just before
his trial was due to start.
Burke smiled after he was
told the sentence was reduced
for his guilty plea. He gave a
thumbs-up to pals in the
public gallery at Blackfriars
crown court and told his new
girlfriend: “See you soon.”
He tried out for X Factor in
2010 as part of a three-piece
but his audition was never
screened.
Alexandra, who won the 2008
series, has revealed an
ex-boyfriend repeatedly attacked her.
She has worked
with
a
domestic
abuse
charity
in
Uganda. andy.jehring
@the-sun.co.uk
Burke’s brother is jailed for beating up his ex
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1GM
MUM’S NOT THE
WORD, ADELE
MEGHAN’S actor fiancé
l
pulled out all the stops
when he proposed on her
birthday last December.
Daryl, above, popped the
question in front of her family,
who he brought along in
secret, under a tunnel of
Christmas lights in Palm
Springs, California.
Meghan recalled: “When he
gets down, I’m crying so hard
I can’t see him, I kind of go
blackout and just say yes. He
tells me I’m beautiful and since
he first saw my eyes he wanted
to be with me for ever.
“It’s a zoo, too, so there
were cute animals everywhere. I saw reindeer
right before I got
proposed to, It’s just a
magical princess story.”
There is no wedding
plan yet and she joked:
“We could run away
and tell no one – but I
want my dad there.”
ADELE recently suggested Meghan was
pregnant during a night
out for ELLEN DEGENERES’ 60th birthday.
Meghan said: “I wasn’t
drinking at the Ellen
party and Adele’s like, ‘I
think you’re pregnant’.
“I’m not pregnant, I
just don’t drink now.”
But she admits she
and fiancé Daryl have
been discussing starting a family for a long
time, saying: “My mum
was a young mum.
“She was 23 when
she was popping us out
and did it all in a row,
and my dad was 44.
“They were 20
years apart,
so they were
like, ‘Let’s
get
it
going’. So
I think it’s
in
my
head that
I’m
my
mother’s
age when
she had babies. I love
how young she is with
me and how we’re best
friends. I want that with
my kids.
“I was just walking
by diapers and started
crying. I’m way too
emotional lately.
“Daryl’s like, ‘You all
right?’ and I was like, ‘I
feel like we should be
buying these’.”
Meghan’s emotions
nearly got the better of
her when she met Adele,
below, at the party too.
She recalls: “She
came up to me because
I was talking to JAMES
CORDEN and James’s
wife. So I was just trying
to be really, really cool
like, ‘What’s up girl? Hey,
how are you doing?’
“I was telling her
about my lifestyle and
my new album.
“She was so nice to
me and then she was
like, ‘We’re going to go
sit, be the first people
to sit,’ because no one
was sitting. I’m following
her through the crowds
and we were just
like, ‘Hey COLDPLAY,
what’s happening?’ We
freaked out.”
Meghan’s
1st date
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The five
HERE, Meghan picks the
songs that define her life.
Shining Star,
Earth, Wind & Fire
I love Earth, Wind & Fire.
I grew up with my dad
playing a bunch of EARTH,
WIND & FIRE and funky
music, and we had disco
lights and dance parties.
It brought me back to the
good days and I always
was like, Meggy, “the star
of the family, she’s going to
be a singer”.
So when I hear that
song now, I’m like: “I am a
shining star.”
We Are
Family,
Sister
Sledge
Because my
family is
always with
me every single day and it
makes me a better person.
I love them so much it hurts.
You’ll Be In My Heart,
Phil Collins, Tarzan
movie soundtrack
Best album ever. You’ll Be
In My Heart, you know that
one? You’ll be in my
heart . . . from this day . . .
forever more. It’s where the
mumma gorilla sings to the
baby. It won a Golden
Globe. It’s me and my
mumma’s song that we
love so much – the key
changes in it are incredible.
PHIL COLLINS is the one.
Dancing
Queen, Abba
This one is to
remind me
that I can
dance and I
am beautiful. I had that
album for so long – their
biggest hits.
I Feel Good,
James Brown
That’s another one my dad
always played and always
loved. My dad believes
he’s JAMES BROWN – I
Feel Good every day.
US superstar MEGHAN
TRAINOR speaks for the
first time about her
devastating battle with
depression and anxiety
in the new episode of
my podcast, renamed The
Dan Wootton Interview
for the 2018 season.
The All About That Bass
singer details her despair after
her pop career was threatened
when she required surgery on
her vocal cords — less than two
years after going under the
knife for the same issue.
Speaking from Hollywood in the
world exclusive interview — which
you can listen to for free by searching for The Dan Wootton Interview
on Apple Podcasts and iTunes — she
tells me: “I thought, ‘My God, is it
going to be over for me for ever?’
“I fell into a crazy, deep hole of
depression and anxiety.”
‘Terrified, you feel alone’
It was her Spy Kids actor fiancé
DARYL SABARA who was able to
help the Grammy winner turn
her
life
around,
including
dropping 20lbs.
However, for a long time
Meghan was confined to her
home as she was struck down
by crippling panic attacks
and
apparent
physical
problems that she now
realises were brought
on by anxiety.
She
explains
in
heartwrenching, honest
detail: “When I had an
episode it would last for
three days. I was crippled
and had this pain.
“Eventually I was going to
doctors,
psychologists
and
therapists and I was like, ‘My
back feels like someone has a
flame to it, I’m not sure
if I’m going crazy.’ And
I’m feeling like I’m crazy,
losing my mind.
“I remember standing in
(US pharmacy) CVS with my
friend in line and I saw the
whole back row behind her
move, when she didn’t.
“You know, moments like
A FIERCE
RETURN
TODAY, Meghan returns with her
single No Excuses, her first song
since her second bout of vocal
surgery – not that you could tell.
Bringing the fierce female sass
of ARETHA FRANKLIN, this lead
track off her third album, out
yesterday, proves she’s still at
the top of her game.
Meghan said: “I love how so
many women are standing up for
what’s right. I wanted to write us
all a powerful anthem.
“Sometimes, people talk
down to me because I’ve only
been doing this for four years,
so I wrote this song.
“It’s my modern version of
R-E-S-P-E-C-T. It’s all about
equality and being kind.”
It’s great to have her back.
that I had, dissociation with your
body and you think you’re schizophrenic — you’re seeing things.
“I was sitting in my bathroom
and the lights turned yellow. In
those moments, you’re terrified,
you feel alone.
“You feel like there’s something
wrong with you and you’re
embarrassed to talk about it.
No one can help you. It’s
your brain. It’s chemicals.”
Meghan — who releases her
incredible comeback single
No Excuses today — had
a realisation about her
situation after making
an emergency trip to
the hospital, believing she was having
an allergic reaction.
She recalls: “I went
to the emergency room
one night, because I
thought I was allergic to
what I ate.
“My throat was closing
and I was having trouble
breathing.
“They told me, ‘This is a
full-blown panic attack.’
“I said, ‘What do you
mean?’ ‘This is your brain
tricking you, telling you
that your throat . . . ’
“It blows your mind.
What
I
learned
is
people have it and don’t
talk about it.” Meghan
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off l Diplo and Mark Ronson’s
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SHE’S been a champion of curves
since she first burst on to the
music scene with her body-loving
hit All About That Bass.
But now 20lb lighter after her
recent lifestyle overhaul, Meghan
has confessed she wasn’t always
as happy with her weight as she
seemed. She said: “I was wearing
Spanx, I was miserable.”
But she added: “My goal wasn’t
to lose weight. I wanted to look
healthy. I wanted people to be like,
‘Wow, your skin is great’ and, ‘You
look put together’.
“But I also have a picture of me
in a photoshoot in my gym and
when I look at that I’m like, ‘No
more Spanx’. I don’t want to trap
myself in that outfit all day, so I
haven’t worn Spanx except for one
thing so far. Freedom for the belly.”
MY TEAM: Stuart Pink, Nicola Fahey, Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies and Lucy Jones
I was seeing
things, I was
going crazy, I
had to change
SAYS
MEGHAN TRAINOR
confided in Daryl and her brother,
who
had
experienced
similar
panic attacks.
She says: “I was the poster child
of ‘I’m brave and I love who I
am and I’m here.’
“And I was the opposite. I was
crumbling in my bed, like, ‘I want
to stay here and get through.’
“You feel like you have the flu.
You’re like, ‘How is my brain doing
this? How does it have that much
power over me?’
“I didn’t understand it. I was
completely confused. That’s why I
had to research it.” That research
has seen Meghan completely overhaul
her
lifestyle
and
seek
professional help.
‘I’m still in therapy’
She says: “I took time off. I took
time for me. The hardest part is
when you’re in the middle of it and
truly believe there is no way this
will ever end — ‘I’m going to be
stuck like this for ever’ — and I
believed that, until I slowed down
with my anxiety and it stopped
happening 24 hours a day.
“It was only like an hour.
I was like, ‘Wow, I have some
control now.’ Your brain is another
person and you have to have a
relationship with it.
“It took months — I’m still in
therapy. I would see my therapist
once a week and I started working
out a lot and that really helped me.
I take a lot of vitamins — I love
Bulletproof vitamins. They’ve even
got stuff for your eyes. I drank a
gallon of water a day, sometimes more, for months now.”
The last time I interviewed
Meghan at Bizarre HQ, we
had a KFC lunch — but she
has now totally changed her
ng now,
diet too, despite being hailed
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as the perfect plus-sized pop
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of myself and I was getting
drunk. They tric
sick. I’d get bronchitis on the
road. Now I look back and
I’m like, ‘Oh my God, how I
survived any of that was
crazy because I wasn’t taking
care of myself.’
“Talking
to
a
therapist
teaches you. God, I wasn’t
loving myself. I was wearing
nd her
Spanx, I was miserable. I was
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bread in over a year now
at all.”
doesn’t talk to me
probably and I don’t wake up
like, ‘God, I want toast.’ I never
crave bread.”
Meghan’s
1st hangover
Meghan’s
1st love
Hear Meghan talk about her mental
health concerns, weight-loss, fiancé and
chart return in my new podcast, now
called The Dan Wootton Interview.
Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, iTunes
or your favourite podcast provider
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The
Great
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Sunday, and urges us to blitz
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Run by charity Keep Britain
Tidy, the aim is to bring communities together and to spruce
up the streets.
But cleaning can cost a tidy
sum. We spend an average of
£587 on cleaning equipment and
products each year.
So here are the top five ways to
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Prince in
1st visit to
Israel and
Palestine
ROYAL SHOCK 1
SCHOOLGIRLS
should
be taught the best way
to get pregnant in sex
education classes, say
senior doctors.
They warned the current
focus on the risks of pregnancy leaves young women
thinking conception is easy.
Future lessons should cover
fertility from puberty to the
By GREG WILFORD
menopause, The Fertility Education Initiative believes.
Kids should also be told
about the limits of IVF and
other reproductive treatments.
Jessica Hepburn, of education
group Fertility Fest, which supports the proposals, told The
Times: “We are failing young
people because important fertility information is missing
from
this
education.
They
PRINCE William is to
make the first official
royal visit to occupied
Palestine and Israel.
The Duke of Cambridge will face the biggest diplomatic challenge
of his career in summer.
Mum-of-two Kate, 36,
will stay at home with
their baby who will by
then be just months old.
The announcement was
welcomed by Israel PM
Benjamin Netanyahu.
He said: “This is a historic visit, the first of its
kind. It will be greeted
here with great affection.”
William, 35, is also due
to visit Palestinian West
Bank communities, rare
for a UK public figure.
The Palestine Liberation
Organisation
said:
“He
will be a welcome guest.”
‘Kill Maj’
plot quiz
ROYAL SHOCK 2
POLICE are to re-examine a teenager’s attempt
to assassinate the Queen
in 1981.
Secret documents confirmed
anti-royalist
Christopher John Lewis,
then 17, fired at her limo
from a building in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Security memos allegedly show police knew
the noise was a gunshot
despite officers later telling the media it was a
council sign falling over.
Critics say it was covered up to ensure there
were more royal tours.
Lewis was charged with
unlawful possession of a
firearm. He died aged 33
in prison in 1997.
BOX
tree
caterpillars
topped the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual
pests and diseases list —
up from seventh place
the year before.
The chart is based on
enquiries to the RHS by
gardeners seeking advice.
The
caterpillars,
a
native of East Asia, strip
box plants of their leaves.
Dr Gerard Clover, of
the RHS, said reports of
it had risen from 536 in
2016 to 3,587 last year.
Next worst were fuchsia
gall mites, vine weevils,
slugs and snails. Top disease was honey fungus.
JIMI HENDNICKS
An arrest card signed
by Jimi Hendrix when he
was held for drug possession in Canada in 1969 is
selling online for £10,800.
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DOCS: TEACH GIRLS BEST
WAY TO GET PREGNANT
By JACK ROYSTON
Box bug
top pest
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We Clancy
through
your dress
ABBEY Clancy put on the best
sideshow at The Global
Awards last night.
The model, 32, wore a
figure-hugging
black
jumpsuit
with
sheer
panels down her ribs.
Footballer
husband
Peter Crouch, 37, right,
towered above her at
the West London bash.
But it was Abbey they
all wanted to say high to.
urgently deserve the full story
about fertility and its limits, so
that they can make informed
decisions about their future.
“They’ve heard things in the
media about egg-freezing and
IVF but don’t really understand
what these things entail, the
costs or the limits of science.”
The advice has echoes of
John Cleese’s brazen sex education class in Monty Python’s
The Meaning Of Life film.
The FEI submitted its plans
to the Government amid a consultation with the public about
compulsory sex and relationship
lessons due to schools next year.
It said ministers should consider the pain of involuntary
childlessness and voice concern
about the rising age of women
having children.
Lifestyle factors which affect
pregnancy rates should also be
made
clear
to
youngsters,
according to the FEI.
greg.wilford@the-sun.co.uk
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Julie, 58, leapt with joy when she discovered she had won
our brilliant Pay Off Your Debts competition. The admin
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£9.50 promotion when I saw this competition.
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win, not in a million years.”
The cash windfall will allow the couple to head back to The
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5.8m
patients were
admitted to
A&E last
year
RAIL LOO FEE AXE
CHARGES of up to 50p a time to use toilets at ten
mainline train stations will be scrapped next year.
The fees raked in £4.8million for Network Rail in
2016/17 but will be abolished when a new five-year
funding settlement begins in 2019.
Boss Mark Carne said he had consulted passengers
and wanted to treat them with “dignity and respect”.
500k
‘It’s reassuring
to know we can
just walk away’
300k
2015
239k
1943
296k
2009
200k
232k
2015
2009
2003
1997
1991
1985
1979
0k
1973
7
1967
HOW MARRIAGE
HAS DECLINED
SINCE 1937
100k
1961
6
1972
426k
400k
1955
MAKE-UP artist Helen Ainsworth, 33, has
been with joiner Ben Rivis, 36, for four years.
Both sets of parents are divorced and this
has made them realise marriage is out of the
question. Helen, from Malton, York, says:
My parents divorced when I was nine. I
remember a lot of arguing and turmoil.
When I was six I said to my mum, “What if
you and Daddy didn’t love each other any
more?” She replied, “We would make sure
we love each other because we are married
and for you and your brother”.
That always stuck with me. They stayed
together even though they were unhappy
and eventually got divorced anyway. So to
me, marriage caused more problems than
happiness. It gives me peace of mind to
know me and Ben could just walk away.
There is an incentive to wear a nice dress
and feel special for the day but I can do
that on my birthday.
n Ben says: “Marriage doesn’t change anything in a relationship, it puts more pressure
on and makes you spend more money.
That doesn’t make sense to me. My parents
divorced so I don’t have much faith in the
whole thing. Once you’re married it’s much
harder to go your separate ways.”
1940
471k
1949
Cuts to social care budgets, a shortage of GPs and
an ageing population are
thought to be to blame.
By SHAUN WOOLLER
Some 5.8million people
were admitted to hospital reducing and emergency
as an emergency last year, readmissions are up 23
at a cost of £13.7billion. per cent since 2012/13.
The report questions
But 24 per cent were
the
appropriateness
of
considered avoidable.
Admissions across Eng- some hospitals’ decisions
land vary from 73 to 155 to discharge and the
provided
for
per 1,000 people but the support
NHS and Department of recuperation.
Donna Kinnair, of the
Health have no idea why,
Royal College of Nursing,
the NAO report says.
It
adds
that
until said: “Rising emergency
admissions
highlight
recently there was “no
how
overstretched
clear plan” on how
community serbest
to
use
vices are.”
the £10billion
Prof
Keith
spent on comWillett, of NHS
munity care.
England,
said:
Some 6,268
“Hospitals,
hospital beds
community
have been cut
trusts and GPs
since 2010/11,
trialling
new
the
time
a
models of care
patient spends
have
reduced
in hospital is
admissions.”
HOW MARRIAGE HAS DECLINED SINCE 1937
1943
The National Audit Office says patients are
struggling to access the support they need to
stay healthy or return to full fitness.
MORE couples than ever are saying “I don’t” to
weddings and refusing to tie the knot.
New statistics show marriage rates are on a
steady decline for straight couples.
With the average wedding costing £33,884, the
price is listed as the main reason many are
shunning the romantic tradition, while others
prefer to focus on education, having kids or
buying a house.
Sun Agony Aunt Deidre Sanders says: “There’s
no longer any shame in living with a partner or
in having a child outside wedlock, yet I still
believe marriage is a wonderful bond.”
Here, JENNY FRANCIS speaks to four Sun
couples who say they will never get married and
believe they will be happier, and better off, for it.
1937
EMERGENCY admissions to hospital have
rocketed by a quarter in a decade
because of failings in community care, a
watchdog’s damning report reveals.
Old fashioned, too costly...
Number of weddings
PATIENTS
AT A&ES
UP 24%
IN
9
YRS
1 in 4 visits ‘wasted’
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‘ More important for us to be equals’
NHS co-ordinator Carrie Kochar lives with
Ashleigh Kelly, 29, a case manager, in Coventry
with their son Harley, one. They have been
together for five years and think marriage
seems outdated. Carrie says:
We met at university and I moved in with
Ashleigh after six months of us being
together. It was quicker than I would have liked.
I was still a student and didn’t have anywhere
to live at the time but it turned out perfectly.
When we sat down and seriously discussed
our future together a few years later we realised
we wanted to have a family.
From the start, marriage wasn’t part of our
plan. I like a big dress as much as the next
6
woman but most of my girlfriends don’t aspire to
walk down the aisle and be a bride these days.
The most important thing is that we have the
same rights, treat each other fairly and bring up
a lovely family. I think a lot about weddings
is outdated for women – being given away,
wearing white, taking his surname, it’s
old-fashioned and doesn’t make sense.
n Ashleigh says: “I’m from a big family. You
invite one person to a wedding, you invite
everyone. We don’t agree on how we would
want to get married and all the traditions of
it. My parents accept this is how our generation is. I know Carrie’s grandparents would
have loved us to wed but it’s not for us.”
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why fewer of us get wed
‘ Many women
end up ga-ga’
ADRIANA SANTINA, 42, and driver Nemo
Paoletti, 41, are from Wandsworth, South
London. Retail supervisor Adriana says
they knew they did not ever want to get
married following the birth of their son,
Theo, now four. She says:
Marriage has never been number one
on our list, and once our son came along
we knew it would never happen.
We are both in agreement that for us it is a
meaningless concept. I’ve known loads of
smart, intelligent women go ga-ga in the
run-up to their wedding.
I’ve been mum to my son for four years
now and caring for him together is our
priority. You don’t get more commitment
than having a child together.
I’m passionate and romantic but that
stops for me when it comes to all the
traditions that surround marriages.
n Nemo says: “I don’t believe we are
unromantic. Adriana knows I adore her and
we’re really happy together. People ask all
the time, ‘When are you going to make an
honest woman of Adriana?’ They don’t
know her – she’d run a mile if I asked her. We
already have a joint bank account. We’re not
religious and we’re really happy as we are.”
6
7
‘We can’t justify the expense’
ALISA GOMEZ, 22, and partner Ali
Solomon, 23, say they would love a
lavish bash but cannot afford it. Instead
of tying the knot in a cheap venue, the
pair, from Sutton, South West London,
who have 15-month-old son Aiden, have
decided never to marry. Alisa says:
We’ve been together for four years
and love being parents to our son.
Deep down I do want the big day but
we’ve had lots of conversations about it
and both decided getting married isn’t
for us. It’s just too expensive.
If I was going to get married I don’t
want half measures. When I calculated
6
what it would cost, I mentally shut the
door on the idea. Spending £5,000 on
the dress of my dreams and £40,000
on venue, food, flowers, photographer
just isn’t something I could justify.
For my generation, marriage isn’t a
big deal. It is a relief for us not to have
to obsess over bridal mags and
the colour of napkins any more.
n Ali says: “It’s an idea I’ve entertained
but weddings cost so much. Alisa
knows how much I love her and
marriage won’t change anything. We
don’t need to spend a lot of money on
one day to prove that to each other.”
7
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MEDICS
ARE TOP
OF THE
SWAPS
5 transplants, 36hrs
By SHAUN WOOLLER
SURGEONS
carried
out
a
recordbreaking five transplants in 36 hours —
fuelled by Jelly Babies and coffee.
Two hearts, two pairs of lungs and a single
lung were given to five patients.
A team of more than 40 staff had no idea they
would be performing so
many life-saving operations when they started
the first procedure on
40 staff
Sunday afternoon.
involved, many
Pedro Catarino, transworked 36hrs
plantation director at the
Royal Papworth, Cambs,
5 surgeons
drafted in people on days
operated from
off as organs became
unexpectedly available.
Sunday afternoon
He said: “Organs are
to Tuesday morning
like buses — you can wait
transplanting:
ages for one then several
come along. But we’ve
2
2 sets 1 single
never seen this many.
hearts of lungs lung
“It was hard work but
transplants
are
slick,
high-octane
operations,
and we work like a
Formula 1 pit crew.
3 operating theatres
“We kept going on Jelly
Babies and coffee, so our
worked at one time
energy levels and focus
5 patients given
remained high. It was
only after we finished
new organs
early on Tuesday that the
Staff were
tiredness set in.”
The stint accounts for
fuelled by Jelly
more than five per cent
Babies and coffee
of the 95 transplants the
centre expects to perform people a second chance
at life.” Prof Anthony
this financial year.
Lead transplant nurse Warrens, ex president of
Richard Quigley said: “It’s the British Transplantaa tribute not only to the tion Society, said: “More
transplant team but to than two or three over 36
staff across the hospital — hours is phenomenal. To
and to the donors and do five is exceptional.”
their families, giving five shaun.wooller@the-sun.co.uk
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CHURCH BLESSES WEAPONS
Arms in the air . .
OAP leads thanks
Crash . . Cobden & Alexander
Jail threat
for Ferrari
kill driver
Gold gun . . Moon relative
Anthem . . woman & rifle
Ammo . . bullet casings crown
By ANDY CRICK
A FERRARI driver faces
jail over the death of a
13-year-old in a crash.
Alexander Worth died
when the rare 200mph
F50 supercar flipped over
on a farm track.
Yesterday
Matthew
Cobden, 39, was convicted of causing death
by careless driving.
He took Alexander for
a drive in 2016 when the
lad visited his car storage
business in North Warnborough, Hants.
Cobden lost control of
the car and ploughed
into a fence at 40mph.
Neither he nor Alexander
were wearing seat belts.
Prosecutors told Winchester crown court that
Cobden had misjudged
the power of the Ferrari.
The married dad of
one,
from
Walton-onThames, Surrey, will be
sentenced on March 26.
PAY AND DISPLAY
Women are only half
as confident as men in
asking for a pay rise, a
report by Mintel found.
GUNS AND
ROSARIES
By EMMA PARRY
HUNDREDS of churchgoers
clutched guns in a mass before honouring their rifles,
wedding ceremony yester- which they believe are God’s
day — and thanked God for sacred “rod of iron” on Earth.
The Sanctuary Church — an offtheir right to bear AR-15s. shoot of the Moonies — was accused
More than 300 couples got
hitched or renewed their vows
of insensitivity. Nikolas Cruz, 19,
used an AR-15 to kill 17 people at a
Florida school on Valentine’s Day.
Church leaders argued the event in
Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, was a
tribute to mass shooting victims.
Followers cheered as Pastor Hyung
Jin “Sean” Moon and his family
arrived with a golden assault rifle.
His
dad
Sun
Myung
Moon
founded the notorious Moonies cult,
the
Unification
Church.
Xavier
Franco, 11, helped to tag triggers so
they could not be pulled. Followers,
above, were also told to keep their
weapons pointing up.
Dyella Schmid, 27, and Kyle Yoder,
30, told The Sun it made them complete. She added: “It probably looks
weird to bring guns to a church.
“We’re just grateful God gave us
the right to defend ourselves.”
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5 months
hiding ills
THE average adult ignores
worrying health symptoms for more than five
months before seeking
help, a study has found.
More than one in 20
wait at least a year. And
75 per cent are currently
putting up with a gripe.
Backache, poor hearing
and sight, and lethargy
are the most common
woes, the poll for World
Hearing Day found.
TV doc Hilary Jones
said: “It’s important to get
any concern checked.”
THE L TOLLS
Driving test failures are
highest on March Fridays
— possibly due to the long
week and busier roads —
say insurers Privilege.
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A GRAN hanged herself
after rowing with her
husband about how much
they looked after their
grandchildren.
Glen
Murray-Dickson,
66, said Pauline, 64, felt
“taken advantage of”.
He later found her
upstairs
at
home
in
Goole, East Yorks.
Assistant Coroner Rosemary Baxter told a Hull
inquest
she
was
not
sure Pauline intended to
take her own life and
recorded an open verdict.
BLUE NEIN
A bottle of 1944 red
wine with Adolf Hitler’s
portrait, given by him to
a general, is up for sale
in Taunton, Somerset.
TOWN THATT IS SYM
From
OLIVER HARVEY
Chief Feature Writer, in Macerata
LOCALS in the usually
idyllic Italian hilltop town
of Macerata call their home
an “island of happiness”.
It is famed for its lasagne, and
its honey-coloured medieval walls
echo with the laughter of local
university
students
and
the
annual opera festival.
But laughter is rare today. Just
weeks ago this charming town of
nearly 42,000 took on a much more
sinister reputation after a beautiful
Italian
teenager
was
murdered
and dismembered — allegedly by an
illegal immigrant.
The attack thrust Macerata into the
spotlight as an unwitting symbol of
Italy’s deepening immigration crisis.
It is a crisis that will define this
Sunday’s
general
election,
which
many believe could usher in a
new
anti-immigration
government.
“Enough is enough,” say the people.
Calls for Italy to quit the EU are
also growing, although critics of
“Quitaly” warn the country’s £2trillion
debts mean it could not withstand
the economic aftershock.
The dismembered body of drug
user Pamela Mastropietro, 18, was
found stuffed into two suitcases, in a
ditch in countryside near Macerata on
January 31 this year. Young Nigerian
immigrant Innocent Oseghale was
held on suspicion of murder. Three
other Nigerians are also under investigation in connection with the slaying.
Pamela’s mum, Alessandra Verni,
told Italian TV: “I’m awake at night
thinking of her. I wonder if she was
tortured or raped. The newspapers
wrote that her body was cut into 20
pieces. I keep thinking where — in
which points did they cut her.”
But mayhem soon followed. On
February 3, shaven-headed neo-Nazi
Luca Traini, 28, went on a “revenge”
drive-by shooting spree targeting
innocent African migrants walking
in Macerata. The wounded included
five men and one woman,, from
Ghana, Mali and Nigeria.
‘They don’t work, speak
the language, know laws’
Police later wrestled Traini to the
ground on the steps of the town’s
fascist-era war memorial, with the
tricolour Italian flag draped over his
shoulders. He was shouting: “Long
Live Italy” and “Italy for Italians”.
At his greengrocer’s opposite the
memorial, Leonardo Splendiani, 23,
tells me: “He did the fascist salute
then police arrested him. There is
tension now and politicians from the
Left and Right are using what
happened to promote their policies.”
As a Left-leaning town, Macerata,
150 miles north of Rome, has long
welcomed newcomers — but now many
locals feel their country’s generosity
has reached its limit. More than
620,000 migrants have poured into
Italy in the past four years, straining
the debt-ridden economy.
In May 2013, just four per cent of
Italians saw immigration as one of
their two key issues. By November
2017, the figure was 33 per cent.
Traini was a former candidate for
the Northern League — whose leader
Matteo Salvini said of the alleged
Nigerian killer on Facebook: “What
was this maggot still doing in
Italy? He wasn’t fleeing war — he
brought war to Italy.”
After the revenge shootings, Salvini
acknowledged “violence is never the
solution”, and blamed “out-of-control
migration” for “chaos, rage, social
clashes”. But his party, rebranded as
The League to appeal to southern
Italians, will potentially join a Rightwing coalition government after the
election on Sunday as Italy lurches to
the Right amid immigration fears.
Leading that alliance — currently
polling a collective 37.5 per cent of
the vote — will be Forza Italia, former
PM Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right
party. He has called migrants “a
social time bomb” and wants to expel
600,000, although he cannot stand for
elected office because he is a
convicted tax fraudster.
Two other allied Right-wing parties
are likely to join him and The
League — Brothers of Italy, a group
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majority government, it would have to
do a deal with an opposition party.
This might mean him ditching his
allies in The League and forming a
grand coalition with the centre-Left
Democratic Party, an outcome pundits
are tipping.
But around 35 per cent of voters
are undecided or plan to abstain.
Many in Macerata complain not so
much about the migrants themselves,
as policies they say do little to aid
effective integration.
Father Alberto Forconi, 74, a priest
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Church
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There is little doubt politicians are
tapping into public opinion.
‘Not enough jobs for our
own, let alone migrants’
Even before the Macerata carnage, a
poll in the La Repubblica newspaper
found 40 per cent of Italians “strongly
or very strongly” agree migrants
represent “a danger to public order”.
In the Nino cafe, Josep Cozzi, 70,
breaks off from checking his lottery
numbers to tell me: “There’s been
too much immigration. Italians have
reached their limits.” The retired air
force security guard added: “I’m not
against immigration if it’s
people fleeing wars — you
have a responsibility to help. But that
only applies to a small minority.
“The rest come without papers and
are lying — they just want to live in a
more comfortable country. Most seem
to be men aged 20 to 30 who left
families behind. They should have
stayed and fought for their families.”
Dad-of-one Giuseppe Caputo, 68,
said: “After Pamela’s murder I felt
powerless and unsafe. We don’t know
who many of the illegal immigrants
are. There is no integration, most are
just here for easy money.
“But we don’t have enough jobs for
our own, let alone the migrants.”
Like many I speak to, the retired
railway guard has nothing good to
say about Brussels, which is viewed
with contempt by many here.
They think the EU has left them
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high and dry, closing
borders in Austria, Switzerland and
France and leaving them to deal
alone with the migrant crisis.
As a result, Italy’s centre-Left
Democratic Party, the only party
wanting an ever-closer EU, is polling
just 23 per cent of the vote.
Caputo says he is voting for the
eurosceptic and “anti-politics” Five
Star Movement. Formed by largerthan-life former stand-up comedian
Beppe Grillo, Five Star is likely to be
the biggest party after the election. It
is polling 28 per cent of the vote.
“When we scrapped the Italian lira
and got the euro, prices doubled but
salaries stayed the same,” he said. “We
should never have gone into Europe.”
Having a coffee at a town bar,
Simonetta
Sargenti, 54, and Silvia Luchetti,
52, both want Quitaly. “We had twice
as much buying power with the lira,”
telecom firm worker Silvia said. “We
want to follow Britain out.”
Back at San Donato Church, Father
Offor jokes about how hard it is for
Africans to adjust to Europe’s cold
weather. Pulling off his woolly hat to
be photographed, he adds: “People
would much rather stay in Africa
with their families than risk their
lives coming to Europe. But there is
much injustice, war and hunger.
“Europe’s politicians needs to solve
the root causes of migration if they
want to stop people coming.”
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tvguide Friday
6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Murder, Mystery And My
Family Edith Thompson. (S,HD)
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
Properties in Cornwall, London
and Nottinghamshire. (R,S,HD)
11.00 Wanted Down Under Revisited
Catching up with the fortunes of
the Ramoth family. (S,HD)
11.45 Caught Red Handed (S,HD)
12.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S,HD)
1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD)
1.30 Regional News (S)
1.45 Doctors Ayesha tries to deal with
the past by visiting the police
station, hoping it will help. (S,HD)
2.15 Shakespeare & Hathaway:
Private Investigators
The local mayor is murdered in
the dead of night. (S,HD)
3.00 Escape To The Country
In Lincolnshire. (R,S,HD)
3.45 Get Away For Winter A couple
from Scotland seek a rental home
in the Costa Del Sol. (S,HD)
4.30 Antiques Road Trip Finds
include a 19th-century table
croquet set. (R,S,HD)
5.15 Pointless Quiz show. (R,S,HD)
6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD)
6.30 Regional News (S)
6am Caught Red Handed (R,S,HD)
6.30 Get Away For Winter (R,S,HD)
7.15 Wanted Down Under Revisited
Nicki Chapman catches up with
the McGuinness family. (R,S,HD)
8.00 Sign Zone: Back In Time For
Tea A look at how life has
changed for working families
in the north of England over
100 years. (R,S,SL,HD)
9.00 Athletics The World Indoor
Championships. Coverage of the
second day of the competition,
which takes place at Arena
Birmingham. (S,HD)
1.30 Daily Politics (S,HD)
2.30 Coast (R,S,HD)
2.45 Yes Chef (R,S,HD)
3.30 A Place To Call Home
George informs Sarah
of his plans. (R,S,HD)
3.50 More Creatures Great
And Small Megan helps to
rehome 80 hens with local
families in Fife. (R,S,HD)
4.20 Greece With Simon Reeve
Part two of two. Simon travels
into the mountainous north
of the country. (R,S,HD)
5.20 Great British Railway
Journeys (R,S,HD)
6am Good Morning Britain
News, current affairs and
lifestyle features. (S,HD)
8.30 Lorraine Entertainment and
fashion news. (S,HD)
9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S,HD)
10.30 This Morning Celebrity chat and
lifestyle features. (S,HD)
12.30 Loose Women Guest panellists
engage in topical debate and
celebrity interviews from a
female perspective. (S,HD)
1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S)
1.55 Regional News (S)
2.00 James Martin’s American
Adventure The travelling chef
ventures into Baton Rouge,
Louisiana. As well as attending a
big football match, he visits an
oyster restaurant specialising in
North American varieties. (S,HD)
3.00 Tenable A team of five from the
north west of England and
Scotland play the game. (S,HD)
Followed by Local Weather
4.00 Tipping Point Game show
hosted by Ben Shephard. (S,HD)
5.00 The Chase Quiz show hosted by
Bradley Walsh. (S,HD)
6.00 Regional News (S)
6.30 ITV Evening News (S)
6am Countdown (R,S,HD)
6.45 3rd Rock From The Sun (R,S)
7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond
Two episodes. (R,S)
8.30 Frasier Triple bill. (R,S)
10.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
USA In Hollywood. (R,S)
11.00 Undercover Boss USA (R,S,HD)
12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD)
12.05 Come Dine With Me (R,S,HD)
1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers Dan and
his sister Cherise test drive a
classic Rolls-Royce. (R,S,HD)
2.10 Countdown (S,HD)
3.00 A Place In The Sun: Summer
Sun A newly engaged Glasgow
couple look for a holiday home in
eastern Spain. (R,S,HD)
4.00 A New Life In The Sun
Harvest day arrives for the
Hereford couple running
a French vineyard. (S,HD)
5.00 Four In A Bed (S,HD)
5.30 Extreme Cake Makers
Molly Robbins is asked to create
a cake themed on Alice In
Wonderland. (R,S,HD)
6.00 The Simpsons (R,S,HD)
6.30 Hollyoaks Scott agrees
to help Diane sabotage Prince
and Lily’s wedding. (S,HD)
6am Milkshake! (HD)
9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD)
11.15 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away
Two enforcement agents make a
shocking discovery in a child’s
bedroom. (R,S,HD) Followed by
5 News Lunchtime
12.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
Dr William Laird is consulted by a
man with a painful toe, who
wants confirmation of his
self-diagnosis. (R,S,HD)
1.15 Home And Away (S,HD)
1.45 Neighbours (S,HD)
2.15 NCIS: Conspiracy To Murder
An old case is reopened. (R,S)
3.15 Brace For Impact A disgraced
flight investigator looks into her
brother’s death after he is killed
in a plane crash. Thriller starring
Kerry Condon and Sheila
McCarthy. (2016) JJJ (S,HD)
5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD)
5.30 Neighbours Dipi’s theatre group
gets off the ground. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Home And Away Kat stops Ash
from going to the police, but may
be putting herself in danger.
Coco’s protest forces a change of
policy at the diner. (R,S,HD)
6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD)
HUT THE FRONT DOOR!
9pm Matilda begins to suffer from disturbing
blackouts in psychological thriller Requiem
5.50pm Katarina Johnson-Thompson aims to
be in contention at the Arena Birmingham
7.30pm Leanne offers a lovesick Zeedan a
sympathetic ear in Coronation Street
10pm Josh, Adam and Alex are joined by
guests including Tom Davis in The Last Leg
7.00 The One Show
Alex Jones and Ore Oduba host
the final edition of the week,
featuring the usual mix of celebrity
guests and stories. (S,HD)
7.30 MasterChef
(3/25) The week’s best amateurs
are challenged by critic William
Sitwell to make an exceptional
dessert showcasing either
alcohol or spices. (S,HD)
Followed by BBC News
8.00 EastEnders
The Carters’ problems increase
as they are left fearing the
repercussions of their actions,
while Kim prepares to learn the
truth about her and Denise. (S,HD)
8.30 Room 101
(6/9) Frank Skinner invites
Stephen Mangan, Phil Wang and
Holly Walsh to share their gripes,
which include The Archers, having
a bath and being friendly with an
aerobics instructor. (S,HD)
9.00 Requiem
(4/6) Matilda begins suffering
disturbing blackouts and also
encounters Laura, who claims to
know crucial details about Carys’
disappearance. (S,HD)
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
10.25 Regional News (S)
10.35 The Young Offenders
(4/6) Conor and Mairead’s
much-loved fridge finally gives up
on them and Jock joins the
lovable rogues on a long road trip
to find a cheap replacement and
relive fond memories. (S,HD)
11.05 Blades Of Glory
Rival figure skaters bury the
hatchet after they discover a
loophole enabling them to
compete in the world
championships as a same-sex pair.
Comedy with Will Ferrell. (2007)
JJJ (S,HD) Followed by
Weather For The Week Ahead
12.35 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
5.50 Athletics The World Indoor
Championships. Coverage of the
evening session on the second
day of the competition, which
takes place at Arena Birmingham.
The women’s 60m will come to a
conclusion tonight with the running
of both the semi-finals and final,
and there will also be finals
staged in the men’s long jump
and women’s shot put, while the
women’s pentathlon will conclude
with the long jump and 800m,
with Great Britain’s Katarina
Johnson-Thompson hoping to be
in contention. Other notable
events on the timetable are the
opening round of the men’s 800m
and women’s 1500m, in addition
to the semi-finals of the women’s
and men’s 400m. (S,HD)
10.00 QI
(18/18) Part two of two.
Highlights from the O series, in
which Sandi Toksvig posed regular
panellist Alan Davies and guest
players a range of perplexing
questions. (S,HD)
10.30 Newsnight
Presented by Emily Maitlis.
(S,HD) Followed by Weather
11.05 The Assassination
Of Gianni Versace:
American Crime Story
(1/9) Crime drama focusing on the
murder of fashion designer Gianni
Versace by serial killer Andrew
Cunanan in 1997. (R,S,HD)
11.55 A Hijacking
A cargo vessel is hijacked by
Somali pirates who demand
millions of dollars from the
shipping company for the crew’s
return. Thriller starring Pilou
Asbaek. (2012) JJJJ (HD)
1.35 Sign Zone: The Sheriffs Are
Coming (R,S,SL) 2.35 Julius
Caesar Revealed. Mary Beard
presents. (R,S,SL,HD) 3.354.15am Royal Recipes (R,S,SL)
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
7.00 Emmerdale
8.00 Jamie And Jimmy’s
Victoria confides in Robert, Priya
Friday Night Feast
struggles under pressure, and
(6/8) Scarlett Moffatt joins Jamie
Pollard and Faith make an
Oliver and Jimmy Doherty at their
embarrassing discovery. (S,HD)
cafe on Southend Pier. Inspired by
7.30 Coronation Street
a Moffatt family party favourite,
Zeedan takes comfort from a
Jamie helps Scarlett create the
sympathetic Leanne, Craig fights
Scotch egg of her dreams. He
his anxiety over Bethany’s
also cooks a posh twist on a
predicament, and Eileen
sends Geraldine packing. (S,HD)
comfort food classic – ultimate
8.00 Love Your Garden
fish pie. Meanwhile, Jimmy rustles
(5/8) The team creates a coastal
up a wild game feast in a
haven in Bideford, Devon,
traditional oven from Down Under
complete with a bespoke daybed
and together with Jamie continues
made out of a boat, and swathes
to wage war on food waste with a
of hardy flowers mixed in with
plan to get community fridges
shingle paths. (R,S,HD)
onto Britain’s streets. (R,S,HD)
8.30 Coronation Street
9.00 Gogglebox
Rana admits to Kate that her
Reviews include Saturday Night
marriage is a sham. Meanwhile,
Takeaway, Celebrity Haunted
Toyah gets to the bottom of
Mansion, Point Break and
Peter’s troubles, and Craig moves
Britain’s Brightest Family. (S,HD)
into his new home. (S,HD)
10.00 The Last Leg
9.00 Lethal Weapon
(6/10) Adam Hills, Alex Brooker
(8/22) Riggs and Murtaugh
and Josh Widdicombe examine
investigate a murder in a hospital.
the biggest and most entertaining
Away from duty, Murtaugh learns
news stories as they round up the
that his daughter Riana is secretly
main talking points of the week in
dating the son of his neighbour
their inimitable style. In this
and nemesis. (S,HD)
edition, the trio are joined by Line
10.00 ITV News At Ten (S)
Of Duty and Broadchurch star
10.30 Regional News (S)
Vicky McClure and writer, actor
10.45 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories
and comedian Tom Davis. (S,HD)
(2/4) Piers meets Caitlyn Jenner, 11.05 Rude Tube
who opens up about her feud with
(5/10) Alex Zane presents clips
her ex-wife and stepchildren, and
including a memorable entrance
reflects on winning gold while
into a dance tent, the internet’s
battling gender issues. (R,S,HD)
famous chicken shop reviewer
11.45 Take Me Out: 10th
and Korean Billy speaking
Anniversary Special
Roadman dialect. (S,HD)
(9/9) A special edition of the
12.05 30 Days Of Night Horror starring
show, in which Paddy McGuinness
Josh Hartnett and Melissa
switches the men and women
George. (2007) JJJ (S,HD)
2.10 Born To Kill (R,S,SL,HD)
around with female celebrities
3.05 Damned (R,S,SL,HD) 3.35
seeking the approval of a panel of
The Question Jury (R,S,HD) 4.30
returning Romeos. (R,S,HD)
Four Rooms With Sarah Beeny
12.35 Jackpot247 3.00 Alphabetical.
(R,S,HD) 5.25-6.20am Location,
Quiz show. (R,S,SL,HD) 3.50Location, Location (R,S,HD)
6am Nightscreen (HD)
10pm Will & Grace quickly regret inviting
Larry to work with them in the design studio
7.00 Inside Kensington Palace
(1/6) The history of famous
buildings, beginning by going
behind-the-scenes of the royal
residence, home to the Duke and
Duchess Of Cambridge, and
Prince Harry. (R,S,HD) Followed
by 5 News Update
8.00 The Yorkshire Steam Railway:
All Aboard
(1/3) Examining life on the
North Yorkshire Moors Railway,
following an eventful week during
which plans are made to welcome
star steam engine Royal Scot to
the heritage railway. (S,HD)
Followed by 5 News Update
9.00 Cruising With Jane McDonald
(4/4) The singer explores New
Orleans before taking a trip along
the Mississippi. Excursions
include visits to an ex-plantation
and the Louisiana State
Penitentiary. (S,HD)
10.00 Will & Grace
(9/16) When Joe and Larry get
broody, Grace offers Larry a job to
distract him, while Jack runs over
neighbour Val in his car. (S,HD)
10.30 Jo Brand: Secrets
Of Her Success
Friends including Ross Noble,
Alan Davies, Morwenna Banks,
Jimmy Mulville and Ricky Grover
celebrate the former nurse’s
30-year career in comedy. (S,HD)
11.30 Jo Brand’s Cats & Kittens
(2/6) Animal welfare officer Matt
finds an injured young male cat
with a lost tail. Meanwhile, a
concerned member of the public
calls Inspector Anthony about a
cat in her shed. (R,S,HD)
12.15 SuperCasino Live interactive
gaming. (S,HD) 3.10 The X-Files
(R,S,HD) 4.00 GPs: Behind
Closed Doors (R,S,HD)
4.45 House Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10
Nick’s Quest (R,S,SL) 5.35-6am
Wildlife SOS (R,S,HD)
FILMS JJJJJ Brilliant JJJJ Very Good JJJ Good JJ Not Bad J Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Definition
Friday, March 2, 2018 ...............
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SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
6am Monkey Life (R,S,HD)
7.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue (R,S,HD)
8.00 Send In The Dogs PC Whitaker
and Roscoe tackle a man who is
armed with a knife. (R,S,HD)
9.00 Road Wars Police officers
combat vehicle crime. (R,S)
10.00 Warehouse 13 Artie instructs
Myka and Pete to investigate
several suspicious suicides. (R,S)
11.00 Forever Henry and Jo look
into the murder of a reformed
junkie-turned-activist. (R,S,HD)
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Sam is
arrested for murder. (R,S,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Double bill.
The brother of a promising boxer
is murdered. Then, McGarrett
and Danny work on their
partnership issues. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles The team
investigates the murder of a
homeless man. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Stargate SG-1 A cadet team is
needed for a mission. (R,S)
5.00 The Simpsons Lisa wins a
trip to Washington. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Futurama Double bill. Leela flies
the flag for women’s sport. Then,
Bender tries to become a
gourmet chef. (R,S)
6am Good Morning Sports Fans 8.00 LIVE Test Cricket.
South Africa v Australia. 3.30 Football Centre 5.00 Sky
Sports News 7.00 LIVE EFL. Middlesbrough v Leeds
United. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.15 The Debate 11.15 JD
Ringside 11.45 My Icon: Anthony Joshua 12.00 Moeen’s
Moments 2017 12.30-6am LIVE One-Day International
Cricket. New Zealand v England.
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Greatest Games 7.00 Premier League 100 Club
7.30 PL Highlights 8.00 The Debate 9.00 Premier League
100 Club 9.30 PL Highlights 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 The
Debate 12.00 Best PL Goals 12.30 PL Greatest Games
1.00 Football Centre 5.00 PL Highlights 6.00 PL Special
6.30 PL Prediction Show 7.00 PL Highlights 7.30 PL
Preview 8.00 PL Match Pack 8.30 PL Today 9.00 PL
Prediction Show 9.30 PL Preview 10.00 PL Greatest
Games 10.15 The Debate 11.15 PL Special 11.45 The
Worst Premier League Misses 12.00 PL Prediction 12.30
Premier League Match Pack 1.00 The Debate 2.00 Premier
League Preview 2.30 PL Greatest Games 3.00 The Debate
4.00 Premier League Preview 4.30 PL Prediction 5.00 PL
Greatest Games 5.30-6am PL Match Pack
TONIGHT’S PICKS
The Yorkshire Steam Railway
– All Aboard, C5, 8pm
Gogglebox
C4, 9pm
Docu following staff
and volunteers (like
Piglet) who run trains
on the North Yorkshire
Moors Railway, as it
celebrates its 50th
anniversary.
Requiem
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The best critics in the
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Jo Brand: Secrets Of Her
Success, C5, 10.35pm
Matilda is distraught
after the death of
Meredith and her
mother’s attempted
suicide, and another
layer of mystery is
unveiled.
Jo has been making
people laugh for more
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6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00
Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Greatest
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La Liga Greatest Games 11.15 La Liga Icons 11.30 LIVE
Chinese Super League 1.35 La Liga Greatest Games 1.45
La Liga Icons 2.00 Ronaldo: A Sensational Season 2.30
EFL Matters 3.00 Greatest Players 3.30 Greatest Teams
4.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games 4.30 La Liga Greatest
Games 5.00 La Liga Preview 6.00 Football’s Greatest
Players 6.30 EFL Matters 7.00 LIVE EFL. Middlesbrough v
Leeds United. 10.15 The Debate 11.15 La Liga Icons
12.00 EFL 3.15 EFL Greatest Games 3.30 Football
Countdowns 4.00 EFL Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest
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6am Boxing Gold 6.30 LIVE Super Rugby. Blues v Chiefs.
Kick-off at 6.35. 8.35 Classic 7s 8.55 LIVE Super Rugby.
Reds v Brumbies. Kick-off at 9.00. 10.50 Classic 7s 11.00
Racing News 11.30 NFL: America’s Game 12.30 Boxing
Gold 1.00 Super Rugby 5.00 WWE Smackdown 7.00 Kell
Brook’s Greatest Hits 7.30 LIVE Betfred Super League.
Hull FC v Warrington Wolves. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.30 Great
Sporting Moments 10.50 LIVE HSBC Sevens World Series.
The Las Vegas Sevens. 5.00-6am Sporting Triumphs
SKY SPORTS ARENA
9pm Farlow returns from England with an
alchemist in tow in the drama Jamestown
6.30 The Simpsons
(14, 15 & 16) Triple bill. Lisa
feels neglected by Homer.
Then, Marge suffers a nervous
breakdown. Next, Mrs Krabappel
looks for love. (R,HD)
8.00 The Simpsons
Lisa becomes smitten with a
musician named Brendan. (HD)
8.30 Modern Family
(19/24) Jay accompanies Manny
on a tour of a prospective private
school, while Mitch, Cam and
Sofia teach Lily about her Asian
roots. (R,S,HD)
9.00 Jamestown
(5/8) There is a big revelation
when Farlow returns from England
with an alchemist in tow, while
Maria turns to the Rutters when
she is framed for a crime. (HD)
10.10 A League Of Their Own
(8/11) Comedy quiz hosted by
James Corden with football pundit
Alan Shearer, comedian Jason
Manford and the Saturdays’
Frankie Bridge. (R,S,HD)
11.05 Class Of ’92: Full Time
(2/3) Documentary following
Salford City FC as it is transformed
into a full-time club, and as
results continue to disappoint,
the dressing room division
reaches boiling point. (S,HD)
12.00 Kell Brook’s Greatest Hits
(R,S,HD) 12.30 Born To Be
Wilder (R,S,HD) 1.00 JD Ringside
(R,S,HD) 1.30 A League Of Their
Own: Rally Special (R,S,HD) 2.00
Most Shocking (R,S,HD) 3.00 The
Blacklist: Redemption (R,S,HD)
4.00 It’s Me Or The Dog (R,S)
5.00-6am Futurama (R,S)
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6am Sporting Greats 7.00 WWE Main Event 8.00 Great
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World Rugby Show 11.30 Born To Be Wilder 12.00 Kell
Brook’s Greatest Hits 12.30 Darts Gold 12.45 The Mensur
Suljovic Story 1.00 LIVE ATP Tennis. The Dubai Duty Free
Tennis Championships. 4.30 Sports Unlimited 5.30 Game
Changers 10.00 JD Ringside 10.30 Game Changers 11.00
Super League Gold 11.30 Game Changers 12.00 LIVE
ATP Tennis. The 2018 Abierto Mexicano Telcel. 2.00
Boxing Gold 2.30 Kell Brook’s Greatest Hits 3.00 Born To
Be Wilder 3.30 Super League Gold 4.00-6am LIVE ATP
Tennis. The 2018 Abierto Mexicano Telcel.
BT SPORT 1
6am Irish Rally Review 6.30 BT Sport Reload 6.45
Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 7.15 Premier League World
7.45 A-League Highlights 8.45 LIVE A-League 11.00
Classics in Europe 11.30 Classics in Europe 12.00 SPFL
Highlights 12.30 Rugby Tonight 1.30 Premier League
World 2.00 Premier League Match Pack 2.30 NBA Action
3.00 NBA 4.30 A-League 6.00 Rugby Tonight 7.00 LIVE
Aviva Premiership Rugby Union. Harlequins v Bath. 10.00
LIVE WTA Tennis. The Abierto Mexicano Telcel in
Acapulco, Mexico. 12.00 Premier League Preview 12.30
Aviva Premiership Rugby Union 2.00 LIVE WTA Tennis.
The Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Mexico. 4.00
Total Italian Football 4.30-6am Hyundai A-League
BT SPORT 2
6am PSA Squash 7.30 ESPN Soccer Stories 8.00 Nine for
IX 9.00 ESPN Classic Boxing 12.00 30 For 30 1.00
MotoGP Classics 4.00 Total Italian Football 4.30 WTA
Tennis 6.30 Premier League Preview 7.00 BT Sport Reload
7.15 Ligue 1 Show 7.45 LIVE Ligue 1 9.45 Premier
League Preview 10.15 Premier League Match Pack 10.45
UEFA Champions League Magazine 11.15 UEFA Europa
League Magazine 11.45 BT Sport Reload 12.00 Live NBA
Countdown1.00 LIVE NBA 3.30 UFC: Inside The Octagon
4.00 Irish Rally Review 4.30-6am Premiership Rugby Union
BT SPORT 3
6am Ligue 1 Show 6.30 Bundesliga Weekly 7.00
Bundesliga Special 7.30 Rugby Tonight 8.30 Ladbrokes
SPFL Highlights 9.00 BT Sport Reload 9.30 Ligue 1 Show
10.00 Bundesliga Weekly 10.30 Bundesliga Special
11.00 US Game Of The Week 12.30 BT Sport Reload 1.00
Total Italian Football 1.30 Ligue 1 Show 2.00 Bundesliga
Weekly 2.30 Bundesliga Special 3.00 PSA Squash 4.30
Premier League Match Pack 5.00 BT Sport Reload 5.15
Bundesliga Special 5.45 UEFA Europa League 6.15
UEFA Champions League 6.45 Bundesliga Weekly 7.15
LIVE Bundesliga 9.30 UFC Countdown 10.30 Cage
Warriors 11.30 UFC: Inside The Octagon 12.00 Irish Rally
Review 12.30 Total Italian Football 1.00 LIVE College
Basketball 3.00 BT Sport Reload 3.30 LIVE College
Basketball 5.30-6am SEC Storied
BBC ONE WALES As main BBC ONE except: 10.35pm NEW
Young, Welsh And Pretty Minted 11.05 Young Offenders 11.35
FILM Blades Of Glory (2007) 1.15-6am News
BBC TWO WALES As main BBC TWO except: 1pm LIVE
Snooker: The Welsh Open 4.30-5.20 A Place To Call Home
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tvguide Friday
FREEVIEW
Satellite & Digital
9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.15 Who’s Doing
The Dishes? 11.10 Dress To Impress 12.15
Emmerdale 1.15 You’ve Been Framed! 1.45 The
Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show
5.50 Take Me Out 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! 8.00
Two And A Half Men 9.00 Survival Of The Fittest:
The Final 10.30 Celebrity Juice 11.20 Family Guy
12.15 American Dad! 1.10 Two And A Half Men
2.10 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records
2.20 Teleshopping 5.50-6am Nightscreen
ITV3 freeview 10
MOST HAUNTED SPECIAL,
REALLY, 10pm
Yvette Fielding presents the first of two extended
episodes as the team explores the disturbing
history of a cottage in the grounds of the
ruined Codnor Castle in Derbyshire.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm World News Today 7.30 Top Of The Pops:
1985 8.00 John Denver: Country Boy 9.00 Tones,
Drones And Arpeggios: The Magic Of Minimalism
10.00 Synth Britannia 11.30 Synth Britannia At The
BBC 12.30 Top Of The Pops: 1985 1.00 Lionel
Richie: Dancing On The Ceiling 2.00 John Denver:
Country Boy 3.00-4am Tones, Drones And
Arpeggios: The Magic Of Minimalism
ITV2 freeview 6
6am The Planet’s Funniest Animals 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World Records 7.10 Dress To
Impress 7.55 Emmerdale 8.55 You’ve Been Framed!
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.55 Heartbeat 7.55
The Royal 9.00 Judge Judy 10.20 Love Your Garden
12.30 The Royal 1.35 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street 3.45 On The Buses 4.50 You’re
Only Young Twice 5.25 Rising Damp 5.55 Heartbeat
7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Marple 10.00 The
Good Karma Hospital 11.00 Secrets Of Growing Old
12.05 FILM Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Second
World War romantic drama. (2001) 2.20 Life Of
Crime 3.15 On The Buses 4.10 George And Mildred
5.05 Judge Judy 5.50-6am Nightscreen
ITV4 freeview 24
6am Snooker Vs Darts 6.05 The Chase 7.05 Pawn
Stars 7.35 Ironside 8.40 Quincy ME 9.40 Minder
10.50 The Sweeney 12.00 Live Darts: UK Open
5.00 The Avengers 6.00 Storage Wars: Texas 6.30
Storage Wars 7.00 Live Darts: UK Open 11.00 FILM
A Dangerous Man (2010) 12.55 The Avengers 1.55
Minder 2.50 Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping
E4 freeview 28
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Coach Trip: Road To Tenerife
7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 Baby Daddy
9.00 Melissa & Joey 10.00 How I Met Your Mother
11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 12.00 The Goldbergs 1.00
The Big Bang Theory 2.00 Melissa & Joey 3.00 Baby
Daddy 4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5.00 The Goldbergs
6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30
Coach Trip: The Finale: Road To Tenerife 8.00 The
Big Bang Theory 9.00 FILM The Heat. An ambitious
FBI agent and an unconventional cop are forced to
work together to bring a drug kingpin to justice. Action
comedy with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
(2013) 11.25 The Big Bang Theory 12.20 First Dates
1.30 Celebs Go Dating 3.25 Timeless 4.05 How I
Met Your Mother 4.30-6am Rude(ish) Tube
MORE4 freeview 14
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun 11.30 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come Dine
With Me 4.50 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 6.55
The Supervet 7.55 Grand Designs 9.00 Rebecka
Martinsson: Arctic Murders. Part two of two. Rebecka
runs her own inquiry into the woman’s murder. In
Swedish. Last in the series. 10.00 24 Hours In A&E.
Double bill of the documentary. 12.05 Ramsay’s
Kitchen Nightmares USA 1.05 24 Hours In A&E 2.10
The Good Fight 3.15-3.55am 8 Out Of 10 Cats
5USA freeview 21
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Catch A
Contractor 10.25 Law & Order 11.25 FILM Jesse
Stone: Sea Change. Thriller starring Tom Selleck and
Kathy Baker. (2007) 1.10 NCIS 2.05 Chicago PD
3.05 Law & Order 5.05 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
6.00 CSI: Miami 7.00 NCIS 9.00 Training Day 10.00
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11.55 NCIS 12.55
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2.50 Chicago PD
3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
5STAR freeview 30
8am Access 8.05 Last Man Standing 8.30 Dance
Moms 9.15 Milkshake! 11.00 Access 11.05
Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops 12.05 Police Interceptors
1.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away 3.00 Neighbours
3.30 Home And Away 4.00 Will & Grace 5.00 The
Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 6.00 Neighbours 6.30 Home
And Away 7.00 Last Man Standing 8.00 Can’t Pay?
We’ll Take It Away 9.00 FILM Mr & Mrs Smith (2005)
11.25 FILM Django Unchained (2012) 2.45
Celebrity Ghost Hunt 3.45-4am Access
PICK freeview 11
6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Motorway Patrol 8.00
Police Force: Australia 9.00 Without A Trace 10.00
Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00 Haven 1.00
A Town Called Eureka 2.00 Without A Trace 3.00
Police Force: Australia 4.00 Nothing To Declare 5.00
RSPCA Animal Rescue 6.00 Warehouse 13 7.00
Stargate SG-1 8.00 Babylon 5 9.00 Elementary
10.00 The Force: Essex 11.00 Brit Cops: Rapid
Response 12.00 Cop Squad 1.00 Police 10/7
2.00 Road Wars 3.00 Haven 4.00 Motorway Patrol
5.00-6.30am Nothing To Declare
DAVE freeview 12
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00
American Pickers 1.05 Top Gear Vietnam Special
2.35 Top Gear Patagonia Special 5.15 Red Bull
Soapbox Race 6.15 Would I Lie To You? At
Christmas 6.55 Would I Lie To You? 7.35 Traffic
Cops 8.00 Cops UK: Bodycam Squad 9.00 FILM
Good Will Hunting (1997) 11.35 Would I Lie To You?
12.15 Mock The Week 12.55 QI 1.35 Would I Lie
To You? 2.15 Al Murray Live: Barrel Of Fun 4.006am Teleshopping
REALLY freeview 17
8am Escape To The Country 9.00 Fantasy Homes
By The Sea 10.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build 11.00
Countryside 999 12.00 Antiques Road Trip 1.00
Escape To The Country 2.00 Fantasy Homes By The
Sea 3.00 Countryside 999 4.00 Paranormal
Investigators 5.00 Ghost Adventures 6.00 Antiques
Road Trip 8.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build 9.00
The Ghost Inside My Child 10.00 Most Haunted
Special 12.00 Haunted Collector 1.00 Ghost
Adventures 2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 101 More
Things Removed From The Human Body 4.45 The
Truth About Beauty 5.35-6am Garden Makers
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Nazi Victory: The Post-War Plan 11.00
Medieval Dead 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Africa 2.00
The Life Of Mammals 3.00 Coast 4.00 Medieval Dead
5.00 Murder Maps 6.00 Auschwitz: The Nazis And
The Final Solution 7.00 Nazi Victory: The Post-War Plan
8.00 Who Do You Think You Are? 9.00 The Black
Adder 9.40 Blackadder II 11.00 Murder Maps 12.00
Auschwitz: The Nazis And The Final Solution 1.00
Black Ops 2.00 Time Team 3.00-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
9am FILM Mother’s Suspicion (2016) 11.00 FILM
Final Verdict (2009) 12.55 FILM Hope Floats (1998)
3.15 FILM Julie & Julia (2009) 5.40 FILM 2012 (2009)
9.00 FILM Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986) 11.10 FILM
The Package (2012) 1.15 FILM Anonymous (2011)
4.05-5am FILM The Face Of Love (2013)
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets 7.00 Urban
Secrets 8.00 The Guest Wing 9.00 The West Wing
11.00 House 1.00 Without A Trace 2.00 Blue
Bloods 3.00 The West Wing 5.00 House 7.00 CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation 8.00 Blue Bloods 9.00
Game Of Thrones. Three episodes. 12.35 Mosaic
1.35 Billions 2.45 Dexter 4.00-6am The West Wing
SKY LIVING
6am 60 Minute Makeover 7.00 Obese: A Year To
Save My Life USA 8.00 Children’s Hospital 9.00
Criminal Minds 10.00 Cold Case 11.00 The Biggest
Loser: Australia 12.00 Obese: A Year To Save My
Life USA 1.00 The Chef’s Line. Double bill. El
Publico’s head chef Tommy takes on the last cook
standing. Then, Maeve gets a lesson in Mexican
cooking at el Publico. 2.00 Nothing To Declare 4.00
Border Security USA 4.30 Border Security: Canada’s
Front Line 5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
6.00 Criminal Minds 7.00 Children’s Hospital 8.00
America’s Next Top Model. Reality contest. 9.00 The
Good Doctor. Shaun is put in a difficult position by a
patient’s family. 10.00 Bones 11.00 Criminal Minds
12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Cold
Case 2.00 The Hunt For The Shoe Rapist 3.00
Border Security USA 3.30 Border Security: Canada’s
Front Line 4.00 Nothing To Declare. Double bill.
5.00-6am The Biggest Loser: Australia
FOX
8am The Closer 10.00 The Mentalist 12.00 NCIS
2.00 Body Of Proof 4.00 The Mentalist 6.00 NCIS
7.00 NCIS 8.00 NCIS 9.00 NCIS. The agents spend
Thanksgiving searching for an arms dealer on the
loose in DC. 10.00 Bull. A pharmaceutical company
faces liability for the suicide of a former employee.
11.00 Family Guy 12.00 American Dad! 1.00
Family Guy 2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy
4.00 American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
GOLD
7.20am The Piglet Files 7.50 Waiting For God 8.30
Goodnight Sweetheart 9.10 Last Of The Summer
Wine 11.05 My Family 11.40 My Hero 12.15
Waiting For God 1.00 As Time Goes By 1.40 The
Good Life 2.20 Only Fools And Horses 3.00 My
Family 3.35 My Hero 4.15 Last Of The Summer
Wine 6.10 As Time Goes By 6.45 Only Fools And
Horses. Christmas special from 1983. Del and
Rodney get a blast from the past. 8.00 The Good
Life. Double bill. 9.20 Only Fools And Horses 10.00
The Vicar Of Dibley 11.00 Smack The Pony 12.05
Bridget & Eamon 1.10 Inside No 9 2.25 Bull 2.55
Bridget & Eamon 4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
8am Scrubs 9.00 8 Simple Rules 10.00 Friends
1.00 Impractical Jokers 2.00 Friends 4.00 8 Simple
Rules 5.00 Friends 8.00 FILM Mr Deeds. Romantic
comedy with Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder. (2002)
10.00 Bob’s Burgers 10.30 Rick And Morty. Rick
sparks up the TV. 11.00 South Park 12.00 FILM
Barbershop. Comedy with Ice Cube and Cedric
the Entertainer. (2002) 2.00 The Daily Show 2.30
South Park. Four episodes of the comedy. 4.15 Two
And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping
W
6.10am MasterChef USA 8.00 Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Tipping Point 1.00
Supernanny US 2.00 MasterChef USA 3.00 Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition 5.00 Tipping Point 7.00 My
Dream Home 8.00 One Born Every Minute. The
midwives deal with a September baby boom. 9.00
999 Rescue Squad. Emergency services respond to
a shooting outside a mosque. 10.00 Embarrassing
Bodies. Christian Jessen advises a transitioning maleto-female transsexual. 11.00 EastEnders 11.40
One Born Every Minute 12.45 Haunting Australia
2.25 Judge Faith 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
UNIVERSAL
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 8.00 CSI: Miami. Horatio and the
team investigate the case of a film star who died after
a spell in a celebrity rehab centre. 9.00 Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit. Five episodes. 2.00 Law &
Order 3.00 Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping
DISCOVERY
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier
8.00 Doomsday: World War I 9.00 Wheeler Dealers
11.00 Fast N’ Loud 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00
Alaska: The Last Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold
Rush 5.00 Edge Of War 6.00 Wheeler Dealers 8.00
Mythbusters. Unblocking a toilet with salt. Last in the
series. 9.00 I Am Johnny Cash. A celebration of the
country singer-songwriter. 11.00 Gold Rush 12.00
I Am Johnny Cash 2.00 How It’s Made 3.00
Doomsday: World War I 3.50 Edge Of War
4.40 Gold Rush 5.30-6am How It’s Made
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am Moana: Special
6.30 Monster Family: Special
7.00 Monster Family (PG, 2017) Animation. HHH
8.50 Birth Of The Dragon (12, 2016) HHH
10.30 Monster Family: Special
11.00 Monster Family (PG, 2017) HHH
12.50 The Mummy (15, 2017) Adventure. HH
2.50 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight
Attendant (18, 2015) Comedy. HH
4.40 Birth Of The Dragon (12, 2016) HHH
6.30 Monster Family: Special
7.00 Monster Family (PG, 2017) Animation. HHH
9.00 The Mummy (15, 2017) Adventure. HH
11.00 Hard Target 2 (15, 2016) Thriller. HHH
1.00 The Unseen (15, 2016) HHHH
3.00 Clash (15, 2016) Drama. HHHH
5.00 Black Panther: Special
5.30-6am Monster Family: Special
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
6.50am Black Panther: Special
7.20 Don Verdean (12, 2015) Comedy. HHHH
9.05 The Money Pit (15, 1986) Comedy. HHH
10.45 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
(15, 2007) Comedy spoof. HHH
12.30 The Top Ten Show 2018
12.45 Chips: Law And Disorder (15, 2017) HH
2.35 Date Night (15, 2010) Comedy. HHH
4.10 27 Dresses (12, 2008) Comedy. HHH
6.10 Did You Hear About The Morgans?
(PG, 2009) Romantic comedy. HH
8.00 Chips: Law And Disorder (15, 2017) HH
9.45 Date Night (15, 2010) Comedy. HHH
11.25 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (15,
2016) Comedy starring Andy Samberg. HHHH
1.00 Road Trip (15, 2000) Comedy. HH
2.45 Top Secret! (15, 1984) Comedy. HHH
4.25-6.45am Bicentennial Man (PG, 1999) HH
SKY CINEMA ACTION
6am The Bourne Identity (12, 2002) HHHH
8.10 The Bourne Supremacy (12, 2004) HHHH
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
10.10 The Top Ten Show 2018
10.30 Transformers (12, 2007) HHHH
1.00 Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
(12, 2009) Sci-fi adventure sequel. HH
3.40 Air Force One (15, 1997) Thriller. HHHH
6.00 Behind Enemy Lines (12, 2001) HH
8.00 Transformers (12, 2007) HHHH
10.30 Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
(12, 2009) Sci-fi adventure sequel. HH
1.10 Kiss Of The Dragon (18, 2001) HHH
3.05 Universal Soldier (18, 1992) HHH
5.00-6am Sky Cinema Preview
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
6.50am Charlotte’s Web (U, 2006) Drama. HHH
8.30 Horton Hears A Who! (U, 2008) HHHH
10.00 Matilda (PG, 1996) Fantasy. HHHH
11.45 Coraline (PG, 2009) Animation. HHHHH
1.30 Charlotte’s Web (U, 2006) Drama. HHH
3.15 Monster Family: Special
3.45 Horton Hears A Who! (U, 2008) HHHH
5.20 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
(U, 2009) Animated comedy. HHH
7.00 Matilda (PG, 1996) Fantasy. HHHH
8.45 Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar
Children (12, 2016) Fantasy. HHHH
10.55 Coraline (PG, 2009) Animation. HHHHH
12.40 Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging
(12, 2008) Comedy drama. HHHH
2.30 Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar
Children (12, 2016) Fantasy. HHHH
4.40-6am Candy Planet (U, 2016) HHH
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
6.40am To Kill A Mockingbird (PG, 1962) Drama
with Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall. HHHHH
8.55 Breakfast At Tiffany’s (PG, 1961)
Romantic comedy. HHHHH
10.55 The Top Ten Show 2018
11.15 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (15, 2016)
War drama starring Joe Alwyn. HHH
1.15 Bridget Jones’s Baby (15, 2016) HHHH
3.30 Forrest Gump (12, 1994) Drama. HHHH
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am The Breakfast Show 10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 3.00 The Official Chart With Scott
Mills 4.00 Greg James & Adele Roberts 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Dance Anthems 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 Pete Tong
11.00 Danny Howard 1.00 B.Traits 4.00-6am Essential Mix
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00
Composer Of The Week: Richard Strauss 1.00 News 1.02
Lunchtime Concert (R) 2.00 Afternoon Concert 5.00
In Tune 7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert
10.00 The Verb 10.45 The Essay: Are You Paying
Attention? 11.00 World On 3 1.00-7am Through The Night
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 Tony Blackburn’s Golden Hour 8.00 Friday Night Is
Music Night (R) 10.00 Sounds Of The 80s 12.00 Anneka
Rice: The Happening 2.00 Radio 2’s Funky Soul Playlist
3.00 Radio 2 Playlist 5.00-6am Huey On Saturday
6am Today 8.31 LW: Yesterday In Parliament 9.00 Desert
Island Discs (R) 9.45 Book Of The Week: The Line
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Hour 11.00 Out Of The Ordinary 11.30 A Charles Paris
Mystery: Dead Room Farce 12.00 News; LW: Shipping
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
6.00 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (15, 2016)
War drama starring Joe Alwyn. HHH
8.00 Bridget Jones’s Baby (15, 2016) HHHH
10.10 Fifty Shades Darker (18, 2017) HHH
12.15 Secret In Their Eyes (15, 2015) HHH
2.15 In Dubious Battle (15, 2016) Drama. HHHH
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SHE has been one of Coronation Street’s
most popular stars, so it is no wonder soap
bosses are refusing to kill off CATHERINE
TYLDESLEY’s character Eva Price.
The actress is set to quit the show this summer
in search of new roles – and I can reveal that her
dramatic final episode will see Eva give birth on a
bathroom floor and hand over her baby girl to
Toyah Battersby, to register as her own.
Eva will then flee to America, leaving the door
GERI HAS
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AFTER virtually vanishing
from our screens in the past
four years, CATHERINE TATE
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Victoria reveal her struggles as
she tries to look after Rebecca.
Priya cracks under the
pressure of childcare and
Pollard and Faith make an
embarrassing discovery.
IN CORONATION STREET
Zeedan takes advantage of a
sympathetic Leanne, and Craig
fights his anxiety over
Bethany’s situation.
Elsewhere, Eileen sends
Geraldine packing, Rana
confesses to Kate that her
marriage is a sham and
Toyah gets to the bottom of
Peter’s troubles.
In EASTENDERS, the
Carters’ situation gets worse
as they are left worrying
about the repercussions of
their actions.
Meanwhile, Kim prepares to
learn the truth about her
and Denise.
open if Catherine ever wanted to return to Corrie
in the future.
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Catherine the option to come back, once she’s
had the chance to pursue other acting jobs.
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working for the soap has always been a dream
job for her. The decision to leave wasn’t easy, so
knowing Eva might storm the cobbles of
Weatherfield again definitely suits Catherine.”
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ALL Together Now’s ten
finalists will be hoping to win
the £50,000 prize tomorrow –
but I can reveal there’s a secret
bonus for the champion.
After bonding with many of
BBC1 singing show’s
contestants, GERI HORNER,
above, has decided to offer a
last-minute treat to the winner
– tea with a Spice Girl.
The pop icon, who leads
“The 100” singing judges
beside host ROB BECKETT,
will invite the champion to her
home for a get-together.
It has been such a closely
guarded secret that the
finalists are yet to find out.
A TV source revealed: “Geri
has loved every minute of this
series and got to know many of
the contestants well. She
wanted to add a personal touch
to the prize and is planning on
extending the invite as soon as
the winner is confirmed.”
The new show has proved a
hit for the Beeb by pulling in
more than four million viewers
and insiders are optimistic it
will return for a second series.
Having a Spice Girl on TV is
always a recipe for a hit.
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CHRISTINE
McGUINNESS has it all
wrapped up after landing a
role on The Real Housewives
of Cheshire. The model wore a
fur-lined coat like those favoured
by the ITVBe show’s stars, on the
freezing streets, top. She recently
put hubby PADDY, left, out in the
cold after he was seen with
NICOLE APPLETON, but
looks to have warmed
to him again.
But this time the comedy
star is tackling a serious
subject in a special BBC1
documentary looking at the
plight of the British bulldog.
Animal-lover Catherine will
host the show after the British
Veterinary Association launched
a campaign to raise awareness
of the health problems that can
affect “squashed-faced” dogs.
A TV insider said: “It’s
obviously a very different type
of show to the ones we’re used
to seeing Catherine in, but it’s
a subject close to her heart.
“This will show viewers a
totally different side to her.”
Experts say the rise in popularity of bulldogs has boosted
breeding rates — prompting
health woes in the dogs such
as skin disorders, eye ulcers
and breathing difficulties.
Catherine will be investigating if enough is being done to
tackle the problems.
The comic is known for The
Catherine Tate Show of comedy
sketches, which ran from 2004
to 2007. She then joined Doctor
Who
as
Donna
Noble,
a
companion to DAVID TENNANT’s
Time Lord in 2006, before joining the cast of the US version
of The Office in 2011.
Her last major outing in the
UK saw her star opposite
DAVID WALLIAMS and PHILIP
GLENISTER on flop BBC sitcom
Big School, which was axed in
2014 after just two series.
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ensures she’s back on TVs
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I’m cheating on
poorly husband
Dear Deidre
I’VE been meeting a guy
for sex in his car while my
husband is having physio
at the hospital.
My hubby is diabetic and had to
have a leg amputated. He’s got a
prosthetic limb and goes for regular physio.
He is 58 and I’m 39.
We got chatting to another
couple at the hospital. The wife
had lost her arm in a car crash
and needed physio too.
He’s 40 and she is 42.
Her husband and I had fag
breaks together and realised we
had a lot in common. I began to
look forward to the hospital trips.
I was so good being with someone
who seemed interested in me and
didn’t just want to talk about my
husband’s problems.
I really miss sex with him. He’s
so tired all the time and has
erection problems. He’s only working part-time but he sleeps as
soon as he comes in from work.
I got a text one night from the
hospital guy. It said: “I could do
with some company right now.
Can you get out for a drink?” I
topic4today
MOST of us masturbate at some
point in our lives, yet it can be
hard to talk about. It is a safe
way for people to experiment.
Sex therapists even “prescribe”
it. My e-leaflet Masturbation
Worries? explains. Email me at
the address below for a copy or
private message me on my
Facebook page.
problems@deardeidre.org
told my husband I was popping
out and the other guy picked me
up in his car. He broke down,
saying he was stressed from doing
everything at home and the kids
were driving him crazy.
He added that he loves his wife
but they never have sex.
I hugged him and said: “Join the
club. I miss sex too.”
He looked at me and kissed me
and I responded passionately. We
climbed into the back of his car
and it was frenzied.
The sex felt so good. It was
wrong but it felt right. I didn’t
have any guilt then because we
were just filling a need.
We meet at least once a week
now. We’ve had a drink in a pub
a few times and then sex but he
never takes me out for dinner or
anything like that.
Now I worry that he’s just using
me. Should I carry on seeing him?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: This is obviously
pricking your conscience or you
wouldn’t be asking me. If you were
unwell, would you accept your
husband cheating?
Your lover is clearly using you as an
outlet for his sexual needs but there
seems little genuine friendship
between you.
Tell him you must end your affair
because losing your marriages and
that breaking up your families just for
sex in the back of the car isn’t worth it.
Explain to your husband that you
miss intimacy. Even if he has erection
problems, you can be physically close
in other ways.
My e-leaflet on Couples Massage
explains how a loving, sensual
massage can help – it’s a good start,
with no pressure and it won’t jeopardise your marriage.
You can find advice and support
from Diabetes UK (diabetes.org.uk,
0345 123 2399).
Dear Deidre
AFTER we’d been a couple for
just a month, my girlfriend
dropped the baby bombshell.
We’d only known each
other for a couple of weeks
when I went abroad with my
family for a holiday. When I got
back, she said I was going to
be a dad. It was such a shock.
I’m 29 and my mates are
settling down, so I thought:
“Let’s see if this can work”.
She talks about us moving
in together but we argue a lot.
She’s 25 and I can’t wait to be
Dear Deidre
MY boyfriend has been
cheating on me online
throughout our relationship
and I had no idea.
We are both 31 and have
been together for two years.
I discovered he’s been
using dating apps.
He had flu recently and
slept at my place while he was
ill. His phone was downstairs
and it kept pinging with
messages.
I couldn’t help taking a look
after a while. He’s contacted
MY LOSER
deidre’s
photo casebook FELLA IS
KIRSTY’S LOST LOVE: DAY 5
STOP CHECKING YOUR
WATCH, SIMON. IT’S TEN
PAST TWO, FIVE MINUTES
LATER THAN THE LAST
TIME YOU LOOKED
YEAH, AND I NEED
TO GET GOING.
SORRY BABE, I’LL
MAKE IT UP TO YOU
. . . IT’S STUPID CARRYING
ON LIKE THIS. WHEN I GET IN
I’LL JUST HAVE TO TELL
KIRSTY IT’S OVER . . .
a dad but I’m worried I don’t
love her enough.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: I
worry
you don’t know each other
well enough to survive the
strains of parenting. Don’t
rush into moving in but be
ready to be a hands-on dad,
doing
feeds,
changing
nappies and so on. Try to
ease the pressure on her.
Find support through
Family Lives (familylives.
org.uk, 0808 800 2222) but I
have to ask – are you 100 per
cent sure this baby is yours?
If not, organise DNA tests.
old girlfriends from uni and
school.
He doesn’t seem to have
met up with any of them yet
but has he got some sort of
sex addiction?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Tell your
boyfriend you found out by
accident and ask him what is
going on.
If there is some aspect of
your relationship he wants
to change, say you would be
willing to try.
But be clear – online flirting is an emotional betrayal
and he needs to stop it.
MY life revolves around a
man who doesn’t respect
me.
My boyfriend is 23, I’m 21
and have a daughter from a
previous relationship.
My boyfriend is obsessed
with my sex life with my ex.
He calls me “pathetic” for
holding on to that past
relationship for so long.
He accuses me of flirting
or cheating. I’m told I’m
pretty but I’d never cheat.
He says: “You must have
been such a slag with a
string of men in your bed
after your ex dumped you.”
But I was single for more
than a year. He doesn’t
believe me and says horrid
things if we row.
I’ve been promoted at
work, which means more
money, but he makes me
feel bad because he’s in a
dead-end job he hates.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: He is
aggressive, unpleasant
and controlling because he
has low self-esteem, but
this is an abusive
relationship that is
damaging for your
daughter too.
You must care for him or
you wouldn’t still be there.
Tell him he has to get help
to change or your
relationship is over.
Give him three months
maximum. My e-leaflet
Abusive Partner? explains
where you can find
support.
Dear Deidre
WHAT DO YOU MEAN,
IT’S OVER? SI, YOU
CAN’T LEAVE ME,
PLEASE DON’T! LET’S
TALK ABOUT IT
TOMORROW . . .
I’M REALLY SORRY,
KIRSTY, BUT IT’S BEST IF
I GO. I DIDN’T WANT TO
HURT YOU BUT I CAN’T
GO ON PRETENDING
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Continues tomorrow
I TOLD my wife I was feeling
unhappy and she said: “I’m
not surprised. This
relationship’s never worked.”
We’ve been together for
ten years and have two little
boys.
I am 33 and she is 32. I’ve
felt things weren’t right for a
while.
We have nothing in
common and barely speak.
She sleeps in the spare
room now and followed the
marriage bombshell with:
“I’ve never had an orgasm.”
I don’t want to leave – I’d
miss the boys too much.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: It’s better
for your children to have
happy parents apart than
warring together.
But you had things in
common once and you
loved each other, so there
is a chance you can save
your marriage as long as
you are both ready to make
a real effort.
See a relationship
counsellor together.
You can reignite a
flagging sex life but your
wife must say what feels
good for her. You can’t
second-guess.
My e-leaflet Orgasm For
Women will help.
Friday, March 2,, 2018 ...............
2GM
DAILY
BRITAIN has gone batty for
online dating – but can you
really find love at the touch of
a button? This week Sun columnist Tinderella sees a new
side to Will . . .
BOOZY SNOG SHOCKED HANNAH INTO QUITTING
I started drinking at
13...and didn’t stop
’til I’d ruined my life
a
Tinderell
SOMETHING weird’s happening to
Will. You know he was this epic guy
always up for lolz and sexy time?
Well, now he’s that guy’s weird,
needy cousin. And he cries a lot.
It all started with the Beast from
the East. When Snowmaggedon
hit, his trains limped to a halt and
we had to cancel a date.
No biggie but the night we
should have cosied up he texted to
check I was OK – and then utterly
lost his mind at my response.
This is how our exchange went,
starting with his breezy howdy . . .
“Hey babe, what you doing?
Home and warm, I hope.”
“Actually I’m in the pub!”
There was a few minutes’ delay
followed by: “Oh. Who’s braving
the Beast with you?”
I replied: “Jamie T’s come up
from Brighton coz he’s worried
about trains tomorrow.”
“Oh cool. Wait . . . how’s he
gonna get home tonight then?”
“He’s not, hon. He’s staying at
mine. That’s why he’s come up!”
“WTF? Why does he have to stay
the night?”
“I told you, because he has a
meeting in the morning and he’s
worried about trains.”
“Can you call me please?”
“Er, no, I’m in the pub with Jamie
and it would be rude to leave him
on his own. What’s up?”
“Seriously, you’re not going to
call me?”
“I’ll call you in the morn, hon.”
Cut to next morning and Will
isn’t answering my calls. By
lunchtime, I’m panicking so I text
him: “Baby, can we talk about
whatever’s up pls? Can you get to
mine after work or are trains still
stuffed?”
Two minutes later, it’s
read . . . two hours later, he replies.
“OK, I can be at yours for 7.”
The second I open the door, he
barges twitchily past me.
Turning to face me with his
hands on his hips, the door is
barely shut before he says: “Did
you sleep with him?”
WHAT?
The levels of crazy at play here
are so daunting it takes me a
moment to compute.
“Of course NOT!”
And then he crumples. His face
kind of falls in on itself and he
starts howling as tears course
down his cheeks.
I should go to him, reassure him,
do something to comfort him. But
I’m so freaked out by the stranger
before me I just stare at him.
Who is this weirdo in my lounge?
And can I get my sexy, sane
boyfriend back now please?
By LYNSEY CLARKE
and KIM WILLIS
HANNAH JAGO first
tried alcohol at the
age of 13, when her
mum offered her a
sip of sherry. It was
love at first taste.
She
boozed
her
way
through her teens, twenties
and thirties, getting so sozzled
she would stagger through
traffic and wet the bed.
NEW LIFE
. . . Hannah
is back in
control after
ditching the
booze
The mum of two eventually
split from her husband after
drifting apart.
She then found love again —
and lost it once more when her
new partner caught her drunkenly kissing another man.
It was only then, aged 40, she
realised she needed help.
Six
years
after
joining
Alcoholics Anonymous, Hannah
has turned her life around and
got back with the lover who
split with her over the kiss.
They will marry next month.
Now after research last
month revealed that teens
who are given alcohol by
their parents are twice as
likely to binge-drink at a
young age, the 46-year-old
wants to share her story.
Hannah, who works in
marketing, says: “There
was a tradition in our
family
that
when
you
started your period, you
had your first sip of sherry.
“When
I
was
13,
I
couldn’t wait to. I was only
supposed to have a sip but
I liked the warm sensation
WILD . . . in her drinking days
and the giddy, relaxed feeling. I
wanted an entire glass, then a
second glass.”
Hannah then boozed whenever
she got the chance, even after
getting married at the age of 26.
She says: “I was the life and soul
of the party but I was also the
person who ruined the party.
‘Empty bottle’
“I got away with it in my twenties
but in my thirties, while raising my
children, it wasn’t OK.”
Hannah’s son Rory is now 17 and
daughter Milly is 16.
She recalls: “I didn’t drink a lot
when the kids were little, but as the
kids got older, I’d have a glass of
wine while I made dinner?
“But one glass would turn into
more and I’d wake at 5am on the
sofa with an empty bottle beside
me, wondering where I was.
“I’d go out and ping-pong my way
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LOVE . . . with Chris, Milly and Rory
across streets with no concern for
the traffic.”
Eventually, after 12 years of
marriage, Hannah and her husband
ended their relationship eight years
ago. Hannah says: “In 2010, I
drunkenly wet the bed and was
brandished
‘disgusting’
by
my
husband. It wasn’t long until we
separated.”
In December that same year,
Hannah met teetotal Chris Pomfret,
51, a sustainability consultant.
They began seeing one another
and it didn’t take him long before
he questioned her drinking.
She recalls: “After just a few
weeks of dating, Chris asked if I
was an alcoholic. He could see right
through me, but I denied it.
Over the coming months, the
couple fell in love. But Hannah’s
boozing continued to be an issue.
The strains came to a head in
July 2011, when the pair hosted a
barbecue and, after hitting the
bottle, Hannah disappeared.
Chris went to look for her — and
found her snogging another man.
He ditched her on the spot.
Hannah recalls: “I was so drunk
that when Chris told me it was
over, his words didn’t hit me. I just
passed out. When I woke up, dread
flooded over me. I’d crossed a line
and lost the man I loved.
“I attended my first AA meeting
that night and never drank again.”
She and Chris then got back
together and the couple will wed
later this month in the Cotswolds.
Hannah says: “When we celebrate,
I will raise a glass of elderflower
cordial. I have a second chance at
life.”
l Hannah has contributed to the book
Mumpreneur On Fire, £12.99, available
on Amazon.
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SIMPLE FOODS
GET WARDROBE READY...
TEMPERATURES might be
freezing, but there is no
better excuse to keep
warm inside and spring
clean your wardrobe.
With a new season
and, hopefully, some
warmer weather on the
horizon, now is the
perfect time for a style
TIP
DELICIOUS
FLORENTINES
Balance a
billowing shirt
with tailored
trousers. This skirt
skims over hips
while still looking
polished.
(makes 40-50)
INGREDIENTS:
Florentines
250g cornflakes
200g salted peanuts
200g raisins
397g condensed milk
Chocolate covering
50g dark chocolate, melted
METHOD: Pre-heat oven to 150C/130C
fan/gas 2 and line two large baking trays
with parchment paper.
Place the cornflakes, raisins and salted
peanuts into a large mixing bowl and
pour over the condensed milk.
Using a wooden spoon, carefully
ensure the cornflakes are coated with
the milk.
To make the Florentines, use a teaspoon to press 30g of mixture into the
base of a teacup. Then flip them on to
your pre-lined baking tray. Occasionally
dip the cup into a bowl of cold water to
help the Florentines slide out.
Bake in the preheated oven for
12-13 minutes, watching to ensure they
do not burn.
Remove from the oven, leave to cool on
the tray and then transfer to a wire rack to
cool completely.
Once they are cool, melt the dark chocolate and drizzle it over them.
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HOT WAYS TO
BEAT COLD
KitSound Winter Collection
Audio On-Ear Earmuffs
with Built In Headphones
(from £11.90,
amazon.com): Standing
on a platform or walking to
work is the pits in icy
temperatures and can
often result in painful
ears. Protect them with
these earmuff
headphones. Available in
designs including leopard print
and cosy knitted grey. They work
with any smartphone, tablet or MP3
player so you can stay
toasty while listening to whatever
you fancy.
So Divine, Kiss Kiss
Vibrating Rabbit
(£64.99,
so-divine.com): A
night of passion is
certainly one way to raise
your body temperature.
This device from So Divine
has three speeds, seven
pulsating patterns and can be
heated up to the body’s natural
temperature of 37-38 degrees so it
feels warm and more realistic.
Ultimate Slanket
(£19.99, usually
£39.99,
findmeagift.
co.uk): Worried
about the heating
bill? Drop the
temperature by a
couple of degrees and
snuggle up in a slanket
– a huge, fleecy blanket with
sleeves. Your body and arms stay
warm while your hands remain free
to operate the remote or hold a
steaming cup of hot chocolate.
FED up with
this freezing
weather? Do not
despair. Here, HELEN
GILBERT rounds up six
clever products to keep
you warm whatever you
are doing – as well
as put a smile on
your face.
Heated base layer top
(from £50, or £100 with battery,
blazewear.com): It can be easy to let
our exercise routine slip when it’s cold
outside. Wrapping up warm is key and
this base layer has in-built technology
that generates heat for six
hours. This unisex thermal
top comes with a battery
pack, three adjustable
settings for temperatures
up to 55C and is machine
washable.
Pocket Zippo Hand
Warmer (£19.99,
thefowndry. com): Can’t
face the prospect of
taking the dog for a walk
in this winter weather?
This nifty metal gadget might tempt you.
You fill it with lighter fluid and
ignite the burner before
clicking the ventilated cap
into place. The hand warmer
uses the same chemical
process as a catalytic
converter to produce heat for
six hours. Simply pop in your
pocket and wrap your hand
around it whenever you need to
feel your fingers again.
Cozy Boots microwavable slipper
boots (£14.99,
gettingpersonal.co.uk): If your feet
are always cold, you spend all day
standing or just need to chill out,
you’ll love sinking into these
lavender-scented slipper
boots. Fluffy and soft,
these are quickly
warmed in the
microwave. Get
them in white
or brown in
sizes 3-7.
Shirt, £39.50, Marks &
Spencer; trousers, £39,
Topshop; shoes, £55, Next
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Time to
lighten
up, girls
Jumper, £29.99, Zara;
skirt, £39, Topshop; bag,
£45, Maison de Nimes at
House of Fraser;
necklace, £35, earrings,
£6, both Accessorize
TIP
Tackle the
ruching trend with
this crisp
dress, which
cinches in
the waist.
TIP
Ditch chunky
winter jumpers
and slip on a
fine knit such
as this one,
instead.
Dress, £65, Marks & Spencer;
shoes, £35, Next; earrings,
£4, Accessorize
revamp. Look for fresh
colours, lighter layering
and the streamlined
shapes that are all over
the high street.
Here, CLEMMIE
FIELDSEND rounds up
the pieces to give your
style a new lease of life.
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WARMER WEATHER IS ON THE WAY!
Blazer,
£68, River
Island;
culottes,
£65, and
shoes,
£36, both
Topshop;
earrings,
£9.50,
M&S
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FEED YOUR
TWICE-DAILY
SNACK HABIT
WOMEN snack twice a day on average,
with 84 per cent feeling guilty about it
afterwards, according to new research.
But picking between meals doesn’t
have to be bad for you.
Nutritionist Amanda Ursell says:
“Eating little and often has been shown
to boost metabolism. It may trick your
body into burning more calories.”
Here, LYNSEY HOPE rounds up six
snacks each containing fewer than 100
calories for you to enjoy guilt-free.
TIP
HARTLEY’S NO ADDED SUGAR READY
TO EAT STRAWBERRY JELLY (115g),
50p at tesco.com
Great if you have a sweet tooth as the noadded-sugar version of this tasty jelly
contains only five calories and 0.1g
sugar. Also available in orange, apple
and blackcurrant. Avoid the regular
version, which
has around four
teaspoons of
sugar (16.3g) –
more than three
McVities
Digestives milk
chocolate
biscuits.
CALORIES: 5
Wide culottes
paired with a
tailored blazer
make for a chic look
– and are super
comfortable
JAFFA CAKES
£2 for a 39-pack at asda.com
If you can’t beat the chocolate cravings,
go for a Jaffa Cake instead of a biscuit.
You can have two and still keep under
your 100-calorie limit –
and each one
contains under two
teaspoons of sugar
(6.4g). A good sweet
treat for the kids too.
CALORIES: 46 per
cake
TIP
TIP
Get this season’s
must-have trench
coat and slip over a
pair of tailored city
shorts if you’re
ready to get your
legs out.
Keep hold of
stapleT-shirts,
but re-work them
with pastel
hues for a
spring feel.
METCALFE’S SKINNY SEA SALT
POPCORN
£1 for 70g bag at tesco.com
High in fibre, low in sugar and calories,
this is a great treat for
adults and kids. The
brand is far lower in fat
than others on the market.
Metcalfe is currently
donating money to
children’s cancer charity
Clic Sargent for every
pack sold.
CALORIES: 87 (per 20g)
GO AHEAD FOREST FRUIT
YOGURT BREAKS BARS
£1 for five 35.5g bars at
sainsburys.co.uk
A crispy biscuit with a sultana and berry
filling, topped with yoghurt. At just 71
calories per bar they are a great and
healthy alternative to a chocolate bar or
biscuit. Cereal and
yoghurt bars have
had a bad rap for
being high in sugar,
but this one contains
under two teaspoons
(6.2g).
CALORIES: 71 per
bar
MULLER LIGHT SMOOTH
STRAWBERRY YOGHURT
50p for a 175g pot at sainsburys.co.uk
A rich and creamy tasting yoghurt which
is fat free and only
contains 99 calories. A
nice choice for after
dinner if you normally
crave something sweet.
It’s filling and contains
real fruit.
CALORIES: 99
T-shirt, £14.95,
Gap; skirt,
£35, M&S;
sunglasses, £177,
BlackEyewear.
com
Trench coat,
£49.99,
Stradivarius; shirt,
£27.50, M&S;
shorts, £46,
LaRedoute.
co.uk; bag, £25,
Accessorize
NAKED BANANA BREAD FRUIT,
OAT & NUT BAR
£2.50 for four 30g bars at
Waitrose.com
Great for upping your fruit and veg
intake, this tasty bar
contains one of
your five a day. It
has no added sugar
and is gluten, wheat
and dairy free if you
are on a special
diet. Filling and full
of flavour.
CALORIES: 94
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The page where you tell Britain what you think
I AM not surprised at the nosedive in viewing ratings for ITV’s
Marcella, starring Anna Friel,
below. The plot and huge amount
of characters make it confusing.
It is a job to follow the storylines.
at the first snowflake. Storms
never used to have names and
people worked even when snow
was up the door. After rail price
hikes it’s blood-boiling that the
usual travel chaos continues.
SUE CRANE
Westcliff on Sea, Essex
MATTHEW WILSON
Wolverhampton
WHAT a farce the new
video
assistant
referee
system was in the Spurs v
Rochdale
game.
VAR
causes
more
problems
than we had without it.
IT’S great Robbie Williams can
speak
about
his
mental
health problems but people
talk about raising awareness. For what?
I’ve had depression for
years. Medication keeps me
from hoping I no longer
exist but I’m still minus
40 from everyone
ROBERT DOWELL
Birmingham
PEOPLE seem programmed to panic
else’s zero.
improved?
How
has
treatment
RICHARD SIDDAWAY
Billingham, Teesside
JANE MOORE, pictured, is right.
Beware of committees behind
closed doors. Organ donations are
a gift, not Government issue.
I wonder how many of our
Royal Family are donors?
I suspect it’s none, so
when it comes to organ
donation
applying
to
“everyone” I have reservations as to who the
“everyone” is.
SYD VAUGHAN
Birmingham
Don’t bow to
border bully
IF
the
EU’s
Michel Barnier
wants to play
rough over the
Irish border, then
let’s take him on.
£50
LETTER
Operate an open border within
the spirit of the Good Friday
Agreement that will allow goods
to travel by way of electronic
surveillance.
When we leave the EU, and not
during
the
transition
period,
operate under the Agreement
with the Republic of Ireland and
tell the EU to get stuffed.
SEAN SPILLANE
Luton
IRELAND, so long divided, has
been painstakingly stepping along
the path to understanding in
recent years — and now all this is
to be sacrificed on the altar of
ideology, the ideology of leaving
the EU at ANY cost.
The truth is that a hard border
between North and South is unavoidable without a customs union.
No amount of fudge, semantics
or sophistry can blur the certainty of it.
We need practical solutions,
reason and debate, rather than
red lines being reiterated.
TREVOR RIGG
Edinburgh
NO hard border between Southern and Northern Ireland will be
good for the UK as it will be a
“smugglers’ passage” into the EU.
Goods that are cheaper in the
UK and the rest of the world
would simply be taken into
Southern Ireland from Northern
Ireland without any checks, and
then on to the EU.
When the EU finally wakes up
it will be them who insist that
Southern Ireland erect a hard
border.
ANDREW AITKEN McCLUSKEY
Birmingham
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WHAT ever happened to global
warming?
ANON
MAJOR and Blair are yesterday’s
men. The democratic Leave vote
must stand.
L GRENESKI
THE Royal Mint released an A-Z
collection of “what makes
Britain great” coins. A is Angel
of the North. I do hope O is for
Our Armed Forces.
ROY
WHERE can I find Stormzy’s
public lambasting of people who
illegally claimed to be victims of
the Grenfell Tower fire?
PAUL BLANCHARD
AIDED by the defeated Remainers, the EU can see in the
Northern Ireland border debate,
an obvious weakness that they
might usefully exploit in order to
capitalise on continuing to obtain
cash from the UK.
JOHN COLLINS
Chelmsford, Essex
JOHN MAJOR wants a free vote
in the House of Commons on the
final Brexit deal and another
referendum.
John Major was the prime minister who forced the Maastricht
Treaty through on a vote of
confidence because he did not
have a majority.
Not much sign of a free vote or
asking the people on that issue
was there? Can you believe the
hypocrisy of this guy?
The Maastricht Treaty changed
the status of the EU and set it on
the road to the superstate that
EU fanatics are aiming for.
MARTIN ARMTSTRONG
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
SURELY then-PM John Major
giving away a large part of the
United Kingdom’s sovereignty in
the Maastricht Treaty should have
gone to a referendum of the
people before he signed.
No referendum was held, even
though
a
large
number
of
members of his party disagreed
with the treaty.
HOWARD MURTY
Christchurch, Dorset
ONCE again we have deadwood
MPs trying to overturn our vote
on Remain or Leave. Why?
Did we get a vote to join the
EU? No. We had a vote to join
the Common Market.
Did we have a vote on the
Maastricht Treaty? No. It was
John Major who signed it and
Margaret Thatcher condemned his
actions. Now the same idiot is
trying to overturn our vote.
We voted Leave. Accept it.
WHEN John Major’s government
signed the Maastricht Treaty in
the Netherlands on February 7,
1992, he signed away part of our
sovereignty but told us, the
people, that we had just gone
from EC to EU.
The people never knew what
had really been signed away until
years later.
SANDRA HAYWOOD
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts
JOHN MAJOR says British people
deserve a second referendum on
Brexit.
If that’s the case, why don’t we
have a second general election
every four years?
If we had voted to remain
there would not be any talk of a
second vote.
GRAHAM DAY
Nottingham
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The full moon lights up your creativity chart, sending your ideas
out into the world. The best ones start in a simple, personal
way. You have romance in your heart so the moment loving
words occur to you, just say them. Single? New love starts with
an offer to join a group game.
A security moon shows that trust starts within – learn to believe
in yourself and your own decisions. If you are single, someone
with an unusual home could be your love match. Jupiter and
Mercury will make a prize career pairing, while redesigning the
layout of your house reveals real talent.
Writing or reading about travel can be a surprise money-maker
for you, as your chart sharpens your ability to spot chances
others miss or don’t fully use. A spark of luck lights up a fresh
way for a family, or close group, living together. Special words
of love are spoken and they will come as a surprise.
The full moon primes your mind with money plans and this time
you can take them forward. The key is to listen to everyone but
still believe in your own abilities. Your deep inner confidence
will inspire others to showcase their skills as you go from
behind-the-scenes to centre stage. A Gemini is interested.
As the first full moon of your month intensifies your personality,
everything that happens is about who you really are. There’s a
sense of purpose that makes you persuasive – in selling items,
ideas or your own skills. Love-wise, a new relationship with a
future links you with someone whose initials match yours.
Let hidden feelings flow instead of analysing everything and
you’ll know if it’s true love. Then you can have a romance that
challenges and fulfils you daily. Exercise your mind as well as
your body, then you’ll make the right work choices. Family can
share luck linked to an old photograph.
Planets of logic and luck form a bridge across your chart that
gets you thinking about love. The next step is to listen to your
mind and act on it. Your words get through, even to people who
are difficult to contact. New romance will be better, bolder and
more fun than you ever expected.
Links between generations need work to keep them fresh
and today you are the one who can initiate that. The full moon
intensifies your personal goals, from passion to promotion,
and anything – or anyone you truly want – moves much closer.
All you have to do is reach out.
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Look closely at your life and you can find extra time and hidden
opportunities that you can put to positive use. This turns back
time at home – plus you push through a closed door linked to
career experience. True passion runs deep, just one look is
enough to start – or restart – a special connection.
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A travel full moon means many different things for you – from
ticket gifts to an inner decision that a trip is worth the effort. You
are great at communication and writing about a subject you
care about is going to prove it. Love talk needs a face-to-face
conversation, not a hasty text.
The road to financial security for the family may twist and turn,
but eventually you are in charge. Your makeover chart is hot,
and vague ideas of a new image or address suddenly start to
look real. In love terms, you are able to set limits that work for
you – and you will soon feel the benefits.
A deeper look at a rival can reveal how alike you really are – and
you can find ways to work together instead. The full moon highlights all kinds of relationships and asks you to trust your
instinct about which to make more of. A fantasy love-bond can
be reality if you set yourself free from the search for perfection.
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By JACQUI SWIFT
“I’M sorry but could I have
that in a mug please?”
Blossoms frontman Tom
Ogden asks the waitress
at a West London hotel.
A fancy-looking glass tea cup
and saucer has annoyed his
Northern sensibilities.
You can take the man out of
Stockport but not Stockport out
of the man. We laugh as Ogden
explains that there’s no way he
could drink a cup of tea unless it
was made the “proper” way.
It’s two years since five-piece
Blossoms saw their debut, selftitled album top the charts and
get a Mercury Music Prize nomination. Their forthcoming album
Cool Like You, marks their return.
On meeting Ogden, 24, and
drummer Joe Donovan, 25, I find
they are as down-to-earth as
when I met them a couple of
years ago . . . even if they look a
bit smarter.
“We still live up North and
hang around with the same
friends,” says Donovan. “Everything is the same — it’s just dead
sound. We don’t bring up any of
the band stuff or go on where
we’ve been on tour.
“They’ll ask about where we’ve
been and we talk about it for a
bit, then we will talk about something else. And we take mates out
on the road with us. Their stories
are funnier than ours.”
We want to
write tunes like
Oasis did when
we were kids...
ones that make
you grab your
mates and shout
the chorus
‘I felt no pressure
with this record’
“What has changed is to do
with our music,” says Ogden. “We
just know what comes with it and
we are more confident.
“We are a proper band. We’ve
had the time off, we’ve got a
rehearsal room and we’ve been
going in, saying this is what we
do in the daytime, it’s our job
now. We are dead confident and
ready to go with the album. We
feel comfortable and we are
meant to be here.”
The rest of the band — bass
player Charlie Salt, guitarist Josh
Dewhurst and keyboard player
Myles Kellock — are to join the
pair later for a meeting at Radio
1 and then on Saturday to
perform a session on Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2
show.
Both Ogden and Donovan are enjoying being
back
on
promotional
duties. They say Cool
Like Me was made
without
any
“difficult
second album syndrome”
and they can’t wait to
perform new tracks.
“It’s different but it’s
Blossoms,” says Ogden. “I
didn’t feel any pressure writing
this record.
“I just felt motivated. The one
thing that was really good with
our situation was we never really
had any deadlines.
“The first album came out in
August 2016 and so it will seem a
surprise that we are back so soon
as it’s not yet two years. But I
had my head down and I kept
writing. Everyone was buzzing
when the album was finished.
“If I felt any pressure it was in
a good way. You only feel pressure when you are complacent.”
Cool Like Me is more cohesive
than their debut album, which
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INTERVIEW
BLOSSOMS
OMS
included
big
tracks At Most
A Kiss, Blown
Rose, Getaway and
Charlemagne. It’s a
more synth-based album with
Ogden writing most songs on
keyboards rather than guitar.
“We knew we’d evolved the
sound with songs like Honey
Sweet on the first album. We
were into that Eighties sound on
the keyboards so I carried on
with that like with the first song
on the album — There’s A Reason
Why (I Never Returned Your Calls).
“We like the fact it’s an album
of euphoric pop songs.
“We can’t wait to start playing
the songs and the keyboards have
helped shape the sound. We like
The Killers who are a modern
band that do those songs.
“And we were listening to
Eighties bands like Prefab Sprout.
I love their song When Love
Breaks Down.
“I was on Spotify and had a
synth-pop playlist and I was
listening to that a lot, then I
wrote Cool Like You and I Can’t
Stand It on my keyboard.”
I Can’t Stand It was also
inspired by the Oscar-winning
Michel
Gondry
film,
Eternal
Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.
“It’s melancholic and I love it,”
says Ogden. “I was watching it
and taking down the things they
were saying in the film.
“So, a few of the lyrics are
influenced from that.” Producer
James Skelly told Ogden it
was the best song he had
ever written, describing it as
“exploding with melody”.
“I said ‘I will take that’”, says
Ogden. “It’s upbeat and sets the
sound for the album.”
Donovan says: “Tom has always
said he wants to write tunes like
those from when we were growing up, like Oasis, that make you
want to grab your mate and sing
along to the chorus. Those are
the songs that Tom writes.”
The album covers themes such
as relationship breakdowns and
infidelity, but the excitement of
new love has also inspired tracks
I Just Imagined You, Between
The Eyes and Love Talk.
Ogden says: “Giving Up The
Ghost was written in the aftermath of heartache. It’s about the
same person that the first album
songs are all about.
“But there are also songs on
the new album that are positive,
about who I am with now.
“There’s a lot about the girl I’m
not with because sometimes it’s
easier to write lyrics when you’re
feeling negative or there’s a sadness. With the more positive ones
it’s just not as obvious that
they’re about my girlfriend.
“If you want to say someone is
great in a song without sounding
cringey, it’s quite difficult.”
One track Unfaithful is a
tongue-in-cheek joke about a
friend. Ogden says: “It’s got a line
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the BIG FILM
the BIG GAME
The BIG ALBUM
the BIG READ
WITH great turns from
actors Jason Bateman and
Rachel McAdams, dark
comedy Game Night wins
plenty of laughs.
THE exhilirating Dissidia
Final Fantasy NT takes the
Square Enix series to a
new level, with the focus
on multi-player action.
KIM DEAL proves she’s
still a great songwriter as
The Breeders make a
triumphant return with
record All Nerve.
LUKE ALLNUTT’s brilliant
debut novel We Own The
Sky is an often moving
exploration of grief and a
father’s love for his son.
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TONIGHT: PALOMA FAITH, Leeds, firstdirectarena.
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STEREOPHONICS (and tomorrow), SSE Arena,
Wembley. TOMORROW: MORRISSEY, Brighton,
brightoncentre.co.uk, ticketmaster.co.uk. SUNDAY:
ELBOW, Manchester, manchester-arena.com
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INTERVIEW
GAMES
Edited by Daniel Cutts
DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT
(PEGI12) PS4, Xbox One, £32.99
BLOSSOMS
Cool Like You
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1. There’s A Reason
Why (I Never
Returned Your Calls)
2. I Can’t Stand It
3. Cool Like You
4. Unfaithful
5. Stranger Still
6. How Long Will This
Last
7. Between The Eyes
8. I Just Imagined You
9. Giving Up The Ghost
10. Lying Again
11. Love Talk
The album title’s
a gag...we’re
not Cool Like You
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saying, ‘It’s OK I didn’t do drugs’
which was our friend’s way of
justifying being unfaithful but we
don’t want to land him in it as
we look out for him.”
It was the band’s dry sense of
humour that made them decide on
Cool Like You for the album title.
“I was against singling out one
track on the album for the title,”
says Ogden. “But is a great song
title and the meaning is tonguein-cheek. It’s us saying ‘We’re not
going to be cool like you. We’re
going to do our own thing.’”
Donovan adds: “We’ve never
been part of that side of things.
It’s us saying ‘You can all stay at
your Brits after-party and we will
go to our hotel for our own party.’”
Ogden
adds:
“Anyone
who
knows us a band knows we are
up for a laugh and a p**s take.
We don’t take ourselves too
seriously.”
That’s not to say Blossoms
haven’t enjoyed the trappings of
being in a successful band.
“We’ve had some funny times
and they say don’t meet your
heroes, well all ours have been
great,” says Ogden.
Donovan adds: “One of the first
people we met was Paul Weller.
He was an absolute geezer. He
watched us at sound check every
night while having a ciggy inside
every night. There has not been
one person who we’ve not liked
and I buzz off that.
“Kasabian’s Serge and Tom,
Liam, Alex Turner and Noel
Gallager have all been great.”
One band who will always hold
a place in Blossoms’ hearts is
Viola Beach, the young band who
were killed in Sweden in 2016
after their car crashed into a
raised section of a bridge and
plunged into a canal.
The band were good friends
with Blossoms and had supported
them on their UK tour.
“I think about what happened
all the time still,” says Ogden. “It
was a horrible tragedy and you
can’t believe that something like
that would happen. As a band,
they were the same as us. They
had great chemistry and were
brilliant. It makes us appreciate
everything we do. A lot of us had
never experienced grief until then.”
Donovan says: “After it happened it was the only weekend
we all didn’t speak to each other.
We all kept to ourselves. I sat in
my girlfriend’s flat, distraught. I
couldn’t believe it had happened.
It was really upsetting.”
And it’s friendship that remains
central to Blossoms with all five
band members being born at the
same Stepping Hill Hospital in
Stockport.
‘The Twitter spat
was just a laugh’
Ogden and Donovan bonded on
a school trip to Alton Towers age
13 and say today that they never
argue. “Me and Joe don’t fight,”
says Ogden.
Donovan adds: “I wear my
heart on my sleeve. So, if
Tom has annoyed me or done
something I just tell him.”
Confusingly, a few weeks ago
‘Viola Beach were brilliant. It was such a tragedy. We
couldn’t believe something like that could happen’
fans were questioning Blossoms’
future when there was a Twitter
spat between Ogden and Donovan.
“Ha that was our mockumentary,” says Donovan.
“We’d had time off and Tom
makes films and so he made
one on us called Where Are
Blossoms? It was a p**s take.”
The
six-minute
film
tracks
down the band in and around
their Greater Manchester hometown following a fictional split.
Ogden says: “The film shows Joe
is now an ice cream man; Charlie
is a football mascot; Josh is presenting documentaries about tea,
Myles is a rapper, I am a recluse.
“The fake Twitter spat was a
laugh and got people talking
about us again which was more
fun than just dropping the mockumentary. It was a laugh.”
He adds: “We’ve made an
album we are so proud of and so
after all the big festivals we have
played, we are ready for our live
shows to be as big as those.
“The mockumentary was fake
and a bit of fun. The reality is
we aren’t going anywhere.”
lBlossoms’ single I Can’t Stand It is
out now and the album Cool Like You
is released on April 27.
THE Final Fantasy series has many
offshoots from its JRPG origins.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is the
third in a series of 3D fighting
games from Square Enix.
The difference from the previous
two games in the Dissidia series is
that NT is focused on being a multiplayer game, first and foremost.
The game has you face off in
teams of three as you control
the legendary characters from
the game franchise and battle
for domination against your
adversaries.
The battles are conducted in
massive play areas that require you
to chase down your opponents
and work as a team to gain the
upper hand.
The action is fast-paced and
exhilarating once you get used to
how to play.
The barrier to entry is high as it
can take some real dedication to
get to understand how the game
wants you to play.
It is a spectacle to behold when
the action is in full swing and all the
characters you’ve played in the
previous Final Fantasy games
come together.
The movement and
attacks all flow beautifully and provide a real
sense of epic scale.
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JAMIE NIGHTINGALE
CELESTE
Nintendo Switch – £17.99
SOMETIMES life can feel a bit like
climbing a mountain. Hang on,
that’s a good idea for a game.
Celeste is a mountain and you
play a little girl called Madeline who
must climb the effing thing.
By rights, that could be a pretty
dull experience, but thankfully
Celeste is full of interesting sections
that require problem solving and
tricky collectibles. It’s hard as nails
and while the graphics stick to the
“I’m-an-indiegame-oooh-look-at-my
eight-bit graphics”, it is addictive.
The music is a joy and its justone-more-screen appeal will make
you want to rinse it in a
weekend. Another triumph for the Switch –
officially BCOTLFY (Best
console of the last five
years).
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DEREK BROWN
NEW RELEASES
MOBY
JOAN BAEZ
GWENNO
JONATHAN WILSON
THE BREEDERS
BASING an album on themes from WB
Yeats poem The Second Coming is a
fast-track to giving it gravitas.
Suitably brooding and atmospheric
tracks like opener Mere Anarchy throb
with a heavyweight tension.
While the atmospherics are wonderful, Moby’s talent is to know when to
allow the light in, as with the orchestral
strings on The Ceremony Of Innocence.
Slavery-era folksong LIke A Motherless
Child is given an ethereal feel by the
soothing vocals of Raquel Rodriguez.
It’s a wildly ambitious
undertaking. Melancholic
and powerful. Lush production and the rich songs give
it a timeless, classic quality.
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BAEZ, the sweet, pure voice of the
Sixties’ Civil Rights Movement, returns
with songs for 2018’s uncertain world.
Her voice has mellowed but it remains
a wonderfully expressive instrument,
filled with integrity and passion.
As ever, she proves herself a master
of interpretation on two Tom Waits
covers, the title track and Last Leaf.
Then there is the most overtly
political offering, The President Sang
Amazing Grace, a telling reflection on
the 2015 Charleston church massacre.
This relevant album coincides with her final tour and
ends with an anthem for our
times – and all times, I Wish
The Wars Were All Over.
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DOLLY PENTREATH (who died in 1777)
is remembered as one of the last fluent
native Cornish speakers.
Doing her best to revive the Brythonic
language is Gwenno Saunders, a singular talent whose previous album was
largely performed in Welsh.
And though you won’t understand her
evocative lyrics, she provides a ravishing marriage of ancient and modern.
Backed by an engaging swirl of
synths, strings and pulsing beats, Le
Kov (The Place Of Memory) draws on
legends of sunken cities yet
finds room for the internet
and traffic.
The most unusual album
of the year – in a good way.
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THIS LA dude has undoubted pedigree as co-producer of Father John
Misty’s acclaimed albums and as
Roger Waters’ latest guitarist.
He just about swerves tricky thirdalbum blues on this sprawling but
ultimately rewarding affair (even if it
requires concentration).
If previous efforts nodded to
smooth Seventies’ West Coast softrock, this finds Wilson exploring a
deeper,
denser,
synth-drenched
Eighties sound, with a distinct whiff
of classic Pink Floyd and Yes-style
prog. There are sublime
vocals from Lana Del
Rey and the great Misty
on an ambitious hourlong return.
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EVEN larger-than-life Pixies singer
Black Francis would surely admit that
bassist Kim Deal was always the
coolest founder member.
Of course she soon formed The
Breeders to fully express her songwriting vocal talents.
And it’s great to hear a new studio
album, their first since 2008’s Mountain
Battles, that retains The Breeders’
trademark edgy energy.
A clue to the vibe comes with stuttering, angsty Nervous Mary and the
agitated Wait In The Car.
There’s also deliciously
skewed alt-rock wig-out in
Divine Hammer, all making
for a cracking return to the
fray.
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Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt
Whistle Down The Wind
Le Kov
Rare Birds
All Nerve
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JENNIFER LAWRENCE is
Dominika – a Russian
ballerina who has her leg
broken during a
performance.
Since she can no longer
dance she must find a way to
pay for her infirm mother’s
care now the state have
withdrawn their support.
Luckily, her weird uncle
works for the Russian
intelligence agency and
signs her up to be well, to
put it bluntly, a secret,
violent, prostitute spy who’s
mission is to sleep with men
to find their secrets.
The man in question is
Nate (Joel Edgerton) – a CIA
agent wise to Dominika’s
wily ways. Or is he?
He attempts to persuade
her to defect and this will
she/won’t she takes around
80 per cent of the film.
The premise of sexually
aggressive female spy
borrows heavily from
Marvel’s Black Widow, and
lots of the twists were done
with as much pizzazz in last
year’s Atomic Blonde – but
MOVIES
RED SPARROW
(15) 140mins
as a showcase for J-Law as
a megastar it serves it’s
purpose well.
Terrific torture scene
aside, the story isn’t allowed
the space to breathe.
We’re meant to believe the
two leads are willing to risk it
all for each other – yet
they’ve seen each other just
twice at a swimming pool
and had sex once.
Jeremy Irons, Charlotte
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Rampling and Joely
Richardson are all present,
correct and ham things up
suitably. Please let’s not
dress this up as an
“empowering” movie, or
even a particularly amazing
one.
Red Sparrow is a
sporadically sexy, fun, spy
thriller which doesn’t overly
offend – but is overlong,
confusing and cliched.
TOP 5 FILMS
THIS WEEK
I CAN’T quite work out what
happened with this film. Its
cast far outweighs the story
or quality of animation or
writing.
We have a pretty stellar
ensemble which includes
Jason Isaacs, Emily Watson
and Nick Frost leading the
fray, yet Monster Family is
pretty damned poor.
We are in New York and an
everyday family, who don’t
get on much, get turned into
monsters for reasons that
are never clear.
They then spend 90 minutes trying to return to normality via the London Eye,
Egypt and an amorous vampire’s fighter jet . . . for reasons that are also never
entirely clear.
I know it’s a bit daft to
complain about plausibility
in a film about people who
get turned into monsters,
but children aren’t daft – they
need to be able to
relate.There is nothing in this
script which goes to any
length to help the story.
For instance, if I were vis-
Jamie East
AT THE MOVIES
Game
for a
laugh
THE genre of comedy
that
began
with
Bridesmaids and has
since given us Bad
Moms and Office Party
is one of my favourites.
And Game Night, directed by
the duo who wrote Horrible
Bosses, is one of the best yet.
It’s centred around couple Annie
and Max (Rachel McAdams and
Jason Bateman) who have a twee
1. Black Panther
2. The Greatest Showman
3. Lady Bird
(15) 100mins
Source: launchingfilms.com
BOOKS
By Natasha Harding
WE OWN THE SKY
Luke Allnutt, £14.99
MONSTER FAMILY
(PG) 93mins
ited by a witch and transformed into a werewolf, my
first thought would be “Holy
s*** I’m a werewolf and that
was a witch, OMG.”
Not so here. Portals,
magic, your dad becoming
Frankenstein’s monster (with
a recurring and very lame
fart gag) – none of this is
even given a second
thought.
This was either animated
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first and re-voiced for a
British market – which can
be the only explanation for a
cast to speak entirely in nonAmerican accents despite
the film being set in New
York – or else the voices
came first and they ran out of
money and enthusiasm.
Either way, this is good
enough for plonking the kids
in front of the telly while you
do the ironing, but little else.
Don’t miss
JAMIE’S
SHOW
1pm to 4pm
ROB COATES is a great
husband and dad. His son
Jack is his world and he
makes sure his life is filled
with fun and adventure.
When wife Anna insists
Rob take Jack to the GP to
check out some problems,
no one can imagine what
will happen next.
This incredible debut
explores both a dad’s love
and grief. It is a beautiful,
powerful read but at times
almost overwhelming.
Be ready to
shed tears.
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JADE
CRADDOCK
THE IMAGE OF YOU
Adele Parks, £7.99
ALTHOUGH identical
twins, Anna and Zoe are
very different.
Fed up of being alone,
Anna turns to online dating
and meets Nick – handsome, rich and charming.
Although he’s usually a
bit of a player, he falls head
over heels for Anna.
But Zoe’s not convinced.
She doesn’t trust him and
will do anything to prevent
her twin from being hurt
again. But will
she go too far?
Adele Parks
has played a
blinder with this
gripping thriller.
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COOKING STEP BY STEP
Dorling Kindersley, £13.99
DVD OF
THE WEEK
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER
ROBIN (PG)
YOU’LL never look at Pooh bear the same
after watching this movie inspired by the
true story of its creator. Domhnall Gleeson
plays AA Milne who, traumatised by World
War One, finds solace in his son
Christopher Robin and his toy
animals. Margot Robbie is great
as Milne’s wife.
It’s fun seeing the pieces
fall into place to make the
bear we love. Then we find
the price paid for it.
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farcical crime caper when it turns
out they aren’t actors at all —
and that is definitely NOT a
gun.
FILM fake
It’s ram-packed with briltradition of hosting boardliant set-pieces (in particular
OF
THE
game nights with friends.
an excruciatingly funny bulWEEK let-removal
Then Max’s older, betterscene) and some
looking and more successful
seriously sharp writing.
brother
returns
home
and
Jason Bateman is as brilliant as
attempts a bit of one-upmanship by ever, and his sarcasm and expresstaging an elaborate murder-mys- siveness with a cocked eyebrow are
tery evening at his plush mansion. matched by Rachel McAdams. The
The participants are, at first, pair work really well together and
amazed at the ultra-realistic action give a knowing nod to the occaof the actors involved.
sional forays into cliche.
But then they are plunged into a
The supporting cast are good too,
GAME NIGHT
4. Fifty Shades Freed
5. I, Tonya
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with Jesse Plemons (Meth Damon
to his friends) continuing his ascent
as the go-to creepy character actor
of the moment.
And Kyle Chandler, as Max’s
square-jawed wally brother Brooks,
is as on point as ever.
The film had me wincing and
gripped throughout.
It’s properly laugh-out-loud and
easily the best fun I’ve had at a
comedy in ages, mainly due its
sturdy and original plot.
For anyone who has found themselves sleeping on the sofa after a
game of Monopoly and who is in
need of a riotous night out.
COOKING is a great skill to
master, yet keeping a child
focused long enough to
produce a meal can be a
tasty challenge.
This winner of a book has
more than 50 recipes for
budding chefs to try.
The instructions are easy
to follow and many of the
meals can be prepped in
around ten minutes.
You’ll learn to make light
bites, main meals and
sweets.
We’ve
made the meatballs and pesto
again and again.
MARIKA
COOKE
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IN STRANGERS’ HOUSES
Elizabeth Munday, £7.99
LENA SZARKA, a Hungarian cleaner working in
London, takes huge pride
in her job – even though the
people she works for rarely
notice her existence.
When her friend Timea
disappears, she suspects
one of her clients. The
police don’t share her
suspicions so Lena begins
her own investigation.
She quickly discovers a
whole world she didn’t
know anything
about – and it
frightens the life
out of her.
Beautiful writing, a fine debut.
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HOUSING
MARKET’S
COOLING
HOUSE prices cooled in
February after picking up
in January, according to
the latest index from
lender NATIONWIDE.
It found prices dipped
0.3 per cent, making the
average home worth
£210.402 — up 2.2 per
cent in the last year.
The Nationwide’s chief
economist Robert Gardner
said the figures show
prices are softening. He
added: “Mortgage approvals declined to their weakest level for three years in
December, at just 61,000.”
This comes on the back
of weak sales on the high
street and a dip in mortgage approvals during
October and November.
Brian Murphy from brokers MORTGAGE ADVICE
BUREAU said: “At this
stage, it’s too early to say
if fears of interest rate
increases in 2018 have
made a difference.”
He said the data could
reflect the fact that buyers
are haggling over prices
rather than fears that
rates will go up this year.
In some parts of the
country more properties
are up for sale — making
it a buyer’s market.
However, experts think
the overall shortage means
a crash is unlikely.
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LAIRD OF
THE BUYS
SHARES in electronics firm
LAIRD have rocketed after
it agreed a £1billion takeover deal with private
equity outfit ADVENT
INTERNATIONAL.
Investors will get £2 per
share under the terms of
the deal, which will take
the company private.
The firm’s shares soared
past 200 yesterday, up
almost 75 per cent.
Its technology could be
used in self-driving cars.
MORGAN STANLEY said
investors are seeing
British tech firms as an
attractive bet.
This is down to their
focus on niche markets,
higher margins and position as market leaders.
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A SPOT OF GOLD
AD A ROUGH TIME
MUSIC-streaming service
SPOTIFY has applied to
be listed on the NEW
YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.
The move could value
it at £17billion, despite
never having made profit.
Spotify,
launched
in
2008, has 71million paying
subscribers, twice APPLE
MUSIC’s 36million. HAR-
AD agency WPP has
vowed to do better after
poor results sent shares
plunging 14 per cent,
wiping £2.3billion off the
company’s value.
Boss Sir Martin Sorrell,
left, admitted 2017 was
“not pretty” and promised better client support.
The world’s biggest ad
GREAVES
LANSDOWN
broker Laith Khalaf said
the flotation had risks.
He said: “Four firms
control rights to almost
90 per cent of the music.
“They will want their
pound of flesh from revenues.
And
competitors
AMAZON and Apple aren’t
to be taken lightly.”
Car & new star
BIG BILLS
HIT BOVIS
PROFITS at housebuilder
BOVIS fell by a quarter
last year after the firm
faced huge bills.
Operating profit fell to
£128million — a drop of
almost 20 per cent —
after a year in which
Bovis was deluged with
complaints over shoddy
workmanship.
Bovis said the cost for
putting the things right
had run to £3.5million.
On top of that, it spent
£4million reorganising
the business and almost
£3million fighting off two
merger bids by GALLIFORD
TRY and REDROW.
Chief exec Greg Fitzgerald pledged to sort out the
firm’s balance sheet.
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firm is seen as a global
economic bellweather but
has lost vital business to
GOOGLE and FACEBOOK.
WPP said this year’s
outlook was flat, despite
an expected advert boost
from the World Cup.
City
analyst
Richard
Hunter said: “Competition
is increasingly fierce.”
FEARS OVER THIRD PROFIT
WARNING BY CARPETRIGHT
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Carpet
By STEPHEN BOUVIER
CARPETRIGHT has shocked
investors with the news it
could crash into the red later
this year.
MODEL Cara Delevingne
dazzles in a multi-coloured
Burberry cloak — as the
fashion chain appoints former
GIVENCHY
design
supremo Riccardo Tisci as
its new creative director.
The company said the former London fashion student
will responsible for all of
Burberry’s collections.
His first for the brand will
come out in September.
Tisci, below, said he has
“enormous respect” for
the firm’s British heritage
and is excited about “the
potential of this exceptional brand”.
The label featured
model Cara Delevingne in a campaign last year.
And in February,
Cara wore the rainbow cloak for an
LGBTQ-themed show.
MERLIN’S MAGIC
HEDGE fund VALUEACT
put the magic back into
Alton
Towers
operator
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENT
after taking a 5.5 per
cent stake in the firm.
The move came as
Merlin revealed operating
profits were up seven per
cent at £323million.
Merlin’s
shares
have
had a nightmare ride
recently. Visitor numbers
plunged after a serious
accident on its Smiler
rollercoaster in 2015.
The firm operates some
of the UK’s top theme
parks
including
Alton
Towers and Thorpe Park.
Its LEGOLAND franchise
has proved popular as it
battles jitters over terror
attacks and the weather.
Britain’s biggest flooring firm
revealed it is in talks with its lenders as it announced its third profits
warning in as many months.
The retailer said it was facing difficult
trading
conditions
due
to
weak
consumer confidence but claimed its
bankers “remain fully supportive”.
The warning sent shares tumbling
more than a quarter in early
trading to 57p.
The company now expects
full-year profits of between
£2million and £6million.
This latest guidance pulls
the rug from under its previous estimate of £14million.
It is the latest store chain
to struggle following the collapse on Wednesday of both
TOYS R US and MAPLIN.
Retail experts have warned the
bloodbath on the High Street is
far from over as shoppers go online.
When they do venture to stores, they
expect a shopping experience and have
deserted retailers failing to provide that.
Consumers have also put off big-ticket
purchases such as sofas and carpets
amid the cost-of-living squeeze.
Carpetright’s talks with lenders is
believed to focus on bosses’ plans to
turn the business around. They are
updating the product range with latest
flooring trends and revamping stores.
25%
Right and wrong . . store
Carpetright has 416 outlets
but many are on out-ofDrop in
town retail parks that
have
fallen out of favour
Carpetright’s with shoppers.
In December, the firm
share price reported
half-year pre-tax
profits of just £300,000, down
last night from
£4.3million in the previ-
CLOSING PRICES
Last night’s closing prices
on selected shares:
BARCLAYS: down 0.25 at
211.25
BP: down 1.71 at 473.4
CENTRICA: down 1.6 at
141.4
HSBC: up 1.55 at 718.65
LLOYDS: down 0.48 at
68.32
M&S: down 4.5 at 291.1
MORRISONS: down 0.2 at
225.5
RBS: down 2 at 265.7
ROYAL MAIL: down 10 at
550
SAINSBURY’S: down 2.5
at 256.5
TESCO: down 2.2 at 208.6
Full share prices in Saturday’s paper.
ous year, while warning full-year
profits would be towards the bottom end
of expectations.
The following month shares crashed 45
per cent after it said it expected profits
of between £2million and £6million, well
below City expectations of £16.5million.
Analyst Neil Wilson from ETX CAPITAL said: “Carpetright probably hasn’t
quite adapted to the changing retail
landscape quite as fast as it might.”
stephen.bouvier@the-sun.co.uk
IT’S BOOM & BUS
NATIONAL
EXPRESS
is
back on track having ditched its UK rail business.
The bus and coach
operator’s sales soared by
more than six per cent to
£2.3billion. Pre-tax profits
roared to £200million — a
rise of 11 per cent.
Chief exec Dean Finch
said the firm had deliberately moved away from a
model where prosperity
was “significantly determined by the instabilities
of UK rail”.
The company is focusing on new technology to
boost its bus services.
It operates the secondlargest contactless payment
system
outside
London on its West Midlands routes.
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Jobspot
HALFORDS Autocentres has teamed
up with 25 colleges
to help students
gain technical skills
while being paid to
study. See halfords
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SYSTEMS ARE GO
BAE Systems has more than
2,000 apprentices learning as
they work.
They are being shown the
ropes in a host of roles from
engineering and manufacturing,
project management, business
and finance, IT and cyber security.
Richard Hamer, BAE’s director
of education and skills, says:
“Our apprentices work across
the UK on projects that help
safeguard our nation in our air,
THE Construction Industry
Training Board (CITB) is
helping 8,400 employers with
learning initiatives for more
than 24,000 apprentices.
Stonemason Theo Brogan,
from Market Harborough,
Leics, who was named CITB
Apprentice Of The Year 2017,
NTICE
APPRE
says: “I’ve learned so much
and I’d encourage anyone
thinking about starting an
apprenticeship to give it a go.”
Here are the CITB’s top tips
for apprentices.
Do your research. Take
time to decide what trade,
firm or college is right for you.
Communicate. To resolve
any problems quickly –
ask for help if you need it.
Stay organised. Track your
own progress in college
and for your NVQ.
Work hard. The more you
put in to your
apprenticeship the more you
will ultimately get out.
Enjoy learning and take
pride in what you do.
Review what you have
accomplished every day.
To find out more about a
career in construction and to
hear from people who are
currently working in the
industry, visit goconstruct.org.
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maritime and land sectors and in
business management functions.
“The best apprentices multitask, show enterprise, offer a
fresh outlook and commitment
to learning. Those who are most
successful seize every
opportunity offered to them to
stretch and show what they
could achieve.
“We’re justifiably proud of our
apprentices and the contribution
they make to our business.”
The section that helps you find work
THE ONLY WAY IS UP
THE apprenticeship
system has changed and,
if you recruit, you need to
know all about those
changes.
Jill Whittaker is the
managing director at HIT
Training, which supplies
apprentice knowhow to
the hospitality industry.
She says: “Things have
undergone a massive
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employers, to help fund
training, there are new
standards as part of a
government-led overhaul
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is rigorous.
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designed to ensure
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LET’S hope the sand can deliver
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have been wiped out by snow.
Newbury, Doncaster and Kelso
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Miss Adventure 4.25S
Mitchum Swagger 4.10L
Mrs Benson 4.45L
Multitalented 5.00S
Nautical Nitwit 2.45S
Newstart 3.50S
Nick Vedder 2.30L
Noble Gesture 5.15L
Ortenzia 1.45S
Oskar Denarius 1.45S
Ousden 3.05L
Petruchio 5.15L
Poet’s Society 4.10L
Pour La Victoire 2.30L
Ray’s The Money 3.20S
Royal Beekeeper 3.20S
Scottish Glen 2.30L
Shimba Hills 2.30L
Shine Baby Shine 1.45S
Shyron 4.10L
Siannes Star 4.25S
Spectator 3.20S
Spirit Of Sarwan 2.30L
Sportswriter 5.15L
Swashbuckle 1.45S
Swift Approval 4.10L
Take The Helm 4.10L
The Society Man 2.15S
Tomngerry 2.15S
Van Huysen 3.35L
Ventura Gold 4.45L
Volcanic 2.45S
Wicker 2.30L
Wilberdragon 2.45S
WAITING
GAME
Festival fans may
EXCLUSIVE
By ROBERT THOMSON
RUTH JEFFERSON’s
recent comments about
the Cheltenham Festival
not being the ‘be-all and
end-all’ of the season
verged on blasphemy to
many jump racing fans.
However Jefferson, 36, says
she will have NO regrets if
stable star Waiting Patiently
misses the Ryanair Chase on
Thursday, March 15.
In the wake of the sevenyear-old’s emotional win in
the Ascot Chase, the Malton
trainer claimed neither she
nor the horse’s owner Richard
Collins were overly fussed
about the four-day jumping
jamboree in the Cotswolds.
Waiting Patiently’s win saw
him promoted to 7-2 second
favourite behind Un De
Sceaux in the Ryanair betting
even though Jefferson has yet
to decide if he runs.
And with the King George
next Christmas the major
long-term target, Jefferson
be left Ryan dry
insists she’ll be comfortable
with whatever decision she
makes next week.
She said: “I think I caused a
wee bit of controversy. To
some owners Cheltenham is
the be-all and end-all but
Richard Collins isn’t as bothered as other people.
“He doesn’t have many horses, three or four a year, and
splits them up in a few yards.
“Waiting Patiently is a
horse of a lifetime for him.
“So while minding Waiting
Patiently might not be to
everyone’s liking, we are
happy to take our time.
“There are more races than
the Ryanair and I want to run
him in the King George.”
Jefferson recently took over
the reins at Newstead Stables
in Norton from her father
Malcolm after he sadly lost
his battle with cancer.
Wins don’t come much
more poignant then Waiting
Patiently’s success just the
day after her father’s funeral.
She said: “Dad always had
a lot of belief in the horse.
“Nobody would have been
shouting louder when the
horse won at Ascot.
“As for the Festival I would
rather regret not going than
taking Waiting Patiently
there and regret it later
because we’ve put the horse
back.
“If he wins two King
Georges and another couple
of Ascot Chases, would we be
disappointed if we
never
won
the
Ryanair?
“You have to keep
things in perspective.
“If Cue Card
wins the Ryanair
and we’re not there
I’m sure people
will be peeved, but
you have to put
the horse first.
“I would be
very surprised if
the ground will be
right for him. If it
comes up good then he
definitely won’t be going.
“It would be three harder
races than he’s had in the
past in the space of a couple
of months.
“Not every horse — and
especially young horses —
come back from Cheltenham
and thrive after it.
“You don’t get an easy race
there, so I’m just worried it
would tell on him.
“He’s still young, he’s not
fully grown. There are plenty
of races for him next season.”
LINGFIELD AW FLAT RUNNERS ‘N RIDERS
TEMPLEGATE
2.30......................Nick Vedder
3.05...............................Mickey
3.35 ...................CAYUGA (nap)
4.10......................Constantino
4.45 ...............................Jazirat
5.15 ..............................Juneau
TOM PEPPER
2.30.......................Hemingway
3.05 ........................Envisaging
3.35 .......................Fanoulpifer
4.10......TAKE THE HELM (nap)
4.45.............Cristal Pallas Cat
5.15 ....................Sportswriter
TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Cayuga
(Lingfield) and Magic Dancer
(double, Southwell) with Nick
Vedder (Lingfield). TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: Take The Helm
(Lingfield) and Blazon (Southwell). SUNRATINGS’ NAP: MAN
LOOK (3.20 Southwell). SIRIUS,
Sun On Sunday, nap: MITCHUM
SWAGGER (4.10 Lingfield).
nTIC-TAC: L-H AW Polytrack AW, 1m 2f
round with a 2f run-in. nDRAW: Little
effect. nBEST TRAINERS (2013-2018):
M Johnston 66-409, C Appleby 56-193,
R Beckett 48-206. THIS SEASON: T
Dascombe 4, M Johnston 4. nTOP
JOCKEYS (2013-2018): L Morris 1491129, O Murphy 72-415. THIS SEASON:
O Murphy 10. nLONGEST TRAVELLER:
Poet’s Society (4.10), Illusional (4.45),
Juneau (5.15) trained at Middleham. 540mile round trip. nTRAINERFAX: M
Johnston won 4.45 in 2011, 2012 & 2017.
nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None.
nLIVE ON ATR
E-W THIEF
POUR LA VICTOIRE (2.30
Lingfield) is always on the
premises here. His track
form is: 2312414235. Have
an e-w double with SPECTATOR (3.20 Southwell).
2.30
32RED.COM HANDICAP (Class 5); value to winner
£3,752; 1m.
(11 runners)
1 (8) /2680-0 CHERBOURG 34 (D) Dr J Scargill 6-9-8 ................................... H Doyle 89
2 (4) 07-2235 POUR LA VICTOIRE 7 (P;C,D) A Carroll 8-9-7................... G Downing 96
3 (7) 4467-32 ASSANILKA 28 (P;D) H Dunlop 4-9-6 .................................. E Greatrex 96
4 (11) 283058- HEMINGWAY 143 J Long 4-9-6........................................ P Bradley (5) 85
5 (9) 3058-86 BOLD PREDICTION 18 (CD) E Walker 8-9-6........................... L Morris 93
6 (1) 18033-2 NICK VEDDER 44 (BH;D) M Wigham 4-9-5 ........................... F Norton 96
7 (6) 40084-8 SCOTTISH GLEN 34 (CD) P Chamings 12-9-5 ..................... H Crouch 98
8 (5)
34/0- CARAMURU 307 N L-Beavis 4-9-5 ......................................... R Da Silva —
9 (10)620631/ SHIMBA HILLS J315 (P,T;C,D) L Hill 7-9-4 ....................... R Kingscote —
10 (3) 3231-32 WICKER 20 (PH;D) J Chapple-Hyam 4-9-4 ..................... P Mulrennan 97
11 (2) 76626-8 SPIRIT OF SARWAN 39 (C) J Feilden 4-9-2................... S Birkett (3) l99
BETTING: 7-2 Wicker, 4 Pour La Victoire, 5 Assanilka, 7 Bold Prediction, Nick
Vedder, 12 Scottish Glen, Spirit Of Sarwan, Shimba Hills, 20 Cherbourg
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
SCOTTISH GLEN (9-2) 25-1 last pair,
behind and struggling 2f out, never,
8th of 14 (btn 51/2l) to Lacan (8-12)
CHERBOURG (9-7) 40-1 rear, never
a factor, 13th (btn 7l) (14 ran)
(Kempton 1m hcap (4) £6,469 AW).
POUR LA VICTOIRE (8-4) 16-1 behind,
headway 1f out, never on terms, 5th
of 14 (btn 1 3 / 4l) to Eljaddaaf (9-9)
(Lingfield 7f hcap (3) £7,246 AW).
ASSANILKA (9-5) 9-4 led, driven when
pressed final furlong, headed post,
btn ns by Miss Minuty (9-0) (6 ran)
(Lingfield 1m hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
HEMINGWAY (9-9) 18-1 ridden over 1f
out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 11
(btn 8 1 / 4 l) to Portledge (9-3)
(Newcastle 7f hcap (5) £2,911 AW).
BOLD PREDICTION (8-13) 10- 1 led,
ridden, headed 2f out, 6th of 8 (btn
4l) to Able Jack (9-2) (W’hampton
1m 1f hcap (4) £5,531 AW).
NICK VEDDER (8-9) 10-3 rear, ridden
3.05
FORM
and headway 1f out, chased clear
winner inside final furlong, no threat,
btn 6l by Testa Rossa (8-10) (7 ran)
(Newcastle 1m hcap (4) £5,387 AW).
CARAMURU (8-11) 16-1 close up,
pushed along halfway, weakened
over 2f out, 11th of 12 (well btn) to
Oasis Charm (8-11) (Leicester 11/4m
mdn (5) £3,881 good to firm).
SHIMBA HILLS (9-6) 8-1 close up,
switched 2f out, led 1f out, driven
out, bt Berrahri (9-6) nk (8 ran) (Lingfield 11/4m hcap (5) £2,911 AW).
WICKER (9-4) 11-4 held up in touch,
headway to lead inside final 3f, clear
when ridden 1f out, hard pressed,
headed final 50 yards, btn 1 / 2l by
Made Of Honour (9-7) (8 ran)
(Lingfield 1m hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
SPIRIT OF SARWAN (8-10) 8-1 ridden
2f out, faded 1f out, last of 8 (btn
91/4l) to Maestro Mac (9-5) (W’hampton 1m 1f hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
£10 FREE AT 32RED.COM NOVICE STAKES (5);
value to the winner £3,752; 7f.
(4 runners)
1 (1) 4712-34 ENVISAGING 35 (T) J Fanshawe 4-9-9................................. D Muscutt 91
2 (4) 62-7486 MAAZEL 25 (PH) J Feilden 4-9-9....................................... S Birkett (3) 73
3 (2) 27/0-42 MICKEY 7 (P;D) T Dascombe 5-9-9 .................................. P Pilley (3) l99
4 (3)
OUSDEN M Attwater 4-9-2 .......................................................... L Morris —
BETTING: 4-6 Mickey, 7-4 Envisaging, 12 Maazel, 20 Ousden
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FORM
(W’hampton 7f sell (6) £3,105 AW).
ENVISAGING (9-6) 5-1 held up, headway 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of MICKEY (9-4) 9-2 chased leaders, driven to challenge 1f out, led final fur10 (btn 3l) to Sparkalot (9-6)
long, headed close home, btn nk by
(Kempton 6f hcap (4) £6,469 AW).
Eljaddaaf (9-9) (14 ran) (Lingfield 7f
MAAZEL (9-2) 10-1 every chance, 6th
hcap (3) £7,246 AW).
of 11 (btn 2 3 / 4 l) to Al Khan (9-5)
3.35
GOING: STANDARD (8AM INSPECTION)
BETWAY CLASSIFIED CLAIMING STAKES (5); value to
the winner £3,752; 1m 2f.
(5 runners)
1 (3) 28677/1 CAYUGA 42 (CD) B Johnson 9-9-10 ............................ C Shepherd (3) 97
2 (2) 007-544 VAN HUYSEN 14 (CD) D F Davis 6-9-7 .............................. O Murphy l99
3 (1) 596-28P FANOULPIFER 11 (H,T;D) M Attwater 7-9-5................................ K Fox 92
4 (5) 49/596- LADURELLI J19 (D) D Flood 6-9-2....................................... J Bryan (5) 74
5 (4) 5009-98 ELUSIVE COWBOY 35 (P) P Butler 5-8-12........................ G Malune (7) —
BETTING: 7-4 Van Huysen, 2 Cayuga, 3 Fanoulpifer, 6 Ladurelli, 33 Elusive Cowboy
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 2 2 2 5
2017: Russian Reward 5-9-6 S De Sousa 3-1 (A Perrett) drawn 5, 6 ran.
FORM
er (9-6) 33-1 held up rear, effort 1f
CAYUGA (9-3) 20-1 held up rear, ridout, never dangerous, 8th of 11 (btn
den and headway final furlong, led
71/4l) to Thaqaffa (9-6) (Kempton 1m
final furlong, driven, all out, bt Jump3f hcap (4) £6,469 AW).
ing Jack (9-9) nk (8 ran) (Lingfield
LADURELLI (9-12) 5-1 towards rear,
11/4m hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
ridden 3f out, never on terms, 6th of
VAN HUYSEN (8-12) 15-2 in touch,
8 (btn 12l) to Fast Dancer (10-0)
pushed along and outpaced 2f out,
(Bath 1m hcap (4) £4,690 good).
no extra final furlong, 4th of 8 (btn
41/2l) to Tom’s Rock (9-2) (Lingfield ELUSIVE COWBOY (9-7) 50-1 last of 8
1
(btn 19l) to Attain (10-1) (Lingfield
1 /4m hcap (4) £5,531 AW).
11/2m amat hcap (5) £3,619 AW).
FANOULPIFER pulled up latest, earli-
4.10
PLAY JACKPOT GAMES AT SUNBETS.CO.UK/VEGAS
HANDICAP (2); winner £11,972; 7f.
(6 runners)
1 (2) 574150- MITCHUM SWAGGER 146 (D) R Beckett 6-9-7 .............. R Kingscote 85
2 (3) 29-2120 SWIFT APPROVAL 9 (B;CD) S C Williams 6-8-10................ O Murphy 98
3 (1) 212142- TAKE THE HELM 310 (CD) B Meehan 5-8-8 ........................ E Greatrex —
4 (4) 221050- CONSTANTINO 153 (B;D) R Fahey 5-8-7 ........................... P Hanagan 94
5 (5) 80-5217 POET’S SOCIETY 20 (D) M Johnston 4-8-4 ........................ F Norton l99
6 (6) 891-430 SHYRON 7 (CD) G Margarson 7-8-2 .................................... J Elliott (5) 97
BETTING: 2 Mitchum Swagger, 3 Take The Helm, 5 Swift Approval, 6 Constantino
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 3-6
2017: Pearl Spectre 6-8-5 J Gordon 10-1 (P McEntee) drawn 5, 9 ran.
FORM
MITCHUM SWAGGER (9-6) 16-1 mid- CONSTANTINO (9-6) 20-1 held up
division, faded 2f out, 12th of 18 (btn
mid-division, ridden 1f out, soon
19l) to Accidental Agent (9-3) (Ascot
weakened, 12th of 13 (well btn) to
7f hcap (2) £112,050 good to soft).
Century Dream (9-7) (Haydock 1m
SWIFT APPROVAL (9-4) 16-1 promihcap (2) £12,450 heavy).
nent, ridden 2f out, last of 14 (btn POET’S SOCIETY (8-11) 4-1 led until
15l) to Straight Right (9-10) (New2f out, ridden final furlong, faded, 7th
castle 7f hcap (2) £28,012 AW).
of 9 (btn 51/2l) to Chevallier (8-13)
TAKE THE HELM (9-5) 11-2 led, rid(Lingfield 1m hcap (2) £11,828 AW).
den 1f out, ridden, headed finish, SHYRON (8-11) 8-1 always behind,
btn 1 / 2l by Takatul (8-13) (7 ran)
13th of 14 (btn 51/4l) to Eljaddaaf (9(Lingfield 1m hcap (3) £7,246 AW).
9) (Lingfield 7f hcap (3) £7,246 AW).
4.45
1
2
3
4
5
HORSE OF A
LIFETIME . . .
Ruth Jefferson with
Waiting Patiently
32REDSPORT.COM HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; value to
the winner £3,752; 7f.
(6 runners)
(1)
32-2 JAZIRAT 14 (BF) C Appleby 9-11 .............................................. J Doyle 94
(4) 6912-43 CRISTAL PALLAS CAT 16 (PH;D) R Ingram 9-7............ R Ingram (5) 97
(6)
236-8 ILLUSIONAL 18 M Johnston 9-6.............................................. F Norton 85
(5) 4390-2 GOLDEN FOOTSTEPS 16 E Walker 9-6 ............................... O Murphy 98
(2)
64-3 MRS BENSON 55 M Blanshard 9-4........................................ R Hornby 87
6 (3) 4206-59 VENTURA GOLD 16 R Fahey 9-1 ..................................... P Hanagan l99
BETTING: 13-8 Jazirat, 9-4 Golden Footsteps, 11-2 Cristal Pallas Cat, 7 Mrs Benson,
10 Illusional, 14 Ventura Gold
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 7 2 2-5 2 3
2017: Boater 9-7 J Fanning 15-2 (M Johnston) drawn 5, 8 ran.
FORM
JAZIRAT (9-2) evens fav led, ridden
stayed on, 3rd (btn 1/2l) VENTURA
and pressed 1f out, headed final furGOLD (9-6) 14-1 headway 3f out,
long, kept on and held towards finoutpaced 2f out, last (btn 6l) (9 ran)
ish, btn 1/2l by Vale Of Kent (9-9) (4
(Lingfield 7f hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
ran) (Lingfield 7f (5) £3,752 AW).
ILLUSIONAL (9-5) 4-1 led until 2f out,
GOLDEN FOOTSTEPS (9-6) 6-1 held
faded final 2f, eased, last of 8 (well
up, headway 1f out, switched and
btn) to Iconic Sunset (9-7) (W’hampstrong run final furlong, went 2nd
ton 1m 1f hcap (5) £4,075 AW).
last strides and closed, not reach MRS BENSON (8-10) 8-1 close up, ridwinner, btn nk by Marshal Dan (9-6)
den and headway 1f out, kept on to
CRISTAL PALLAS CAT (9-8) 10-1
score 3rd in final furlong, 3rd of 11
led 5f out, ridden inside final 2f, kept
(btn 61/2l) to Morning Has Broken (8slight lead until headed final furlong,
10) (Kempton 7f (5) £3,881 AW).
5.15
32RED CASINO NOVICE STAKES (5); 3-y-o; value to
the winner £3,752; 1m 2f.
(6 runners)
1 (1)
41 PETRUCHIO 28 E Walker 9-9 ................................................ L Keniry l99
2 (4)
DEFINITION C Hills 9-2 ........................................................ R Kingscote —
3 (2)
4 LOOKING FOR CARL 34 H Dunlop 9-2................................. H Crouch 88
4 (6)
0 NOBLE GESTURE 13 J Chapple-Hyam 9-2 ...................... P Bradley (5) —
5 (5)
7 SPORTSWRITER 28 (PH;BF) C Appleby 9-2........................... J Doyle 76
6 (3)
JUNEAU M Johnston 8-11.......................................................... F Norton —
BETTING: 2 Petruchio, 3 Sportswriter, 9-2 Definition, 5 Juneau, 8 Looking For Carl
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FORM
(Lingfield 1m (6) £3,105 AW).
PETRUCHIO (9-2) 5-2 chased leaders,
driven to lead final furlong, ran on NOBLE GESTURE (8-11) 100-1
tracked leaders, outpaced 2f put,
strongly, bt Stealth (9-2) 2l SPORTSsoon ridden, weakened over 1f out,
WRITER (9-2) 13-8 fav behind, no
10th of 12 (well btn) to De Medici (9real threat, 7th (btn 11l) (12 ran)
2) (Lingfield 1m (5) £3,752 AW).
(W’hampton 1m 1f (5) £3,752 AW).
LOOKING FOR CARL (9-2) 25-1 rear, DEFINITION Pivotal colt. Half-brother
to Muhtaram, won three times at 1m.
headway 1f out, kept on one pace,
4th of 9 (btn 43/4l) to Aquarium (9-2) JUNEAU Dubawi filly. Dam won at 1m.
TEMPLEGATE’S TOP TIPS
CAYGUA (3.35 Lingfield, nap) was a game winner
over course and distance last time and drops in
class here. Today’s rivals have been out of sorts and he
should be too strong again.
MAGIC DANCER (1.45 Southwell, nb) was a solid
Flat performer and has been running in good company over hurdles. He stays well and has plenty of zip.
NICK VEDDER (2.30 Lingfield, treble) has a handy
low draw and has been knocking on the door off
this handicap mark. The first-time blinkers wouldn’t
have to help much to get him home in front.
H
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GOING: STANDARD
SOUTHWELL’S BUMPERS FOR JUMPERS ACTION
TEMPLEGATE
1.45...........Magic Dancer (nb)
2.15..............................Charbel
2.45 ...................Wilberdragon
3.20...........................Man Look
3.50 .......................Green Light
4.25 ...................Fin And Game
5.00 ................Flash The Steel
TOM PEPPER
1.45 ...................Swashbuckle
2.15..............The Society Man
2.45 ............................Volcanic
3.20.............Royal Beekeeper
3.50 .............Hammersly Lake
4.25........................Blazon (nb)
5.00...............................Involve
nTIC-TAC: Round LH AW fibresand
track with a 2f run-in. There is a straight
5f course. nLEADING TRAINERS
(2013-2018): D Skelton 24-124, C
Longsdon 21-102, T Vaughan 14-100, K
Bailey 13-62. THIS SEASON: B Pauling
7, D Skelton 5, K Bailey 2. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): R Johnson 35-162, P
Brennan 29-113, H Skelton 29-133, N De
Boinville 17-64. THIS SEASON: R
Johnson 9, N De Boinville 6, H Bannister
5. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Spectator
(3.20) trained at Cowbridge. Round trip
of 356 miles. nJACKPOT: 1-6. nFIRST
RUN SINCE WIND OP: Ortenzia (1.45),
Cuddles Mcgraw (5.00). nLIVE ON ATR
GREYHOUNDS
nKINSLEY: 11.03 Another Chico (3-2-1)
11.19 Pennys Cercei (5-1-2) 11.34
Alchemist (2-6-1) 11.48 Wagga View
(nap) (6-4-3) 12.04 Bantam Faye (6-3-1)
12.18 Ay Up Kate (6-3-1) 12.32 Old
Fort Poitin (nb) (4-1-3) 12.47 Drumleen
Cait (1-4-5) 1.04 Swift Scudamore (6-53) 1.19 Borneo Lisa (4-2-5) 1.33 Ghetto
Monkey (2-4-3) 1.51 Endova Sophia (14-5)
nSWINDON: 11.11 Aero Stealth (nap)
(2-6-3) 11.28 Calzaghe Zara (6-2-4)
11.42 Minchinhampton (3-5-4) 11.57
Topstar Scolari (6-4-5) 12.12
Crowvalley Elise (nb) (5-6-4) 12.27
Mohican
Eric
(2-5-6)
12.42
Bumpinthenight
(2-3-6)
12.58
Brookend Harbet (5-3-4) 1.12
Ardrahan Zeann (1-3-4) 1.27 Athboy
Rumble (5-6-3) 1.44 Glideaway Darkie
(6-5-3) 1.58 Swift Kenya (3-2-4)
nNEWCASTLE: 2.08 Canny Bluebury
(nap) (6-1-4) 2.27 Tullymurry Idaho (6-21) 2.47 Blackhouse Dixie (5-4-2) 3.07
Wraysbury Magpie (2-3-4) 3.28 Hans
Solo (2-3-5) 3.48 Havana Hi Ace (5-2-3)
4.08 Dodgers Drum (6-4-5) 4.27 Going
All In (nb) (6-3-4) 4.47 Queenies Wee
One (6-4-1) 5.07 Black Maria (3-5-6)
5.22 Kush Kush (6-1-5) 5.38 Blackjack
Dec (4-5-2) 5.56 A Bit Of Neville (6-1-4)
6.11 Bramble Buster (1-3-4)
nHOVE: 2.12 Babyface Violet (nb) (1-25) 2.32 Suirview Boris (3-6-1) 2.52
Rising Rocket (2-5-1) 3.11 Beech Hill
Bella (1-2-3) 3.29 Congress Dazzle (2-16) 3.49 Ministry Mint (5-1-6) 4.09
Slipalong Cindy (3-2-6) 4.29 Slippery
Jules (4-5-2) 4.48 Robbies Ronaldo (54-2) 5.08 Chasin Pavements (2-4-5)
5.28 Abbodabbo Dasher (nap) (1-2-5)
5.44 Borg Queen (3-1-2) 6.02 Stallone
Beth (2-3-5) 6.19 Swift Jiggle (1-3-2)
nNOTTINGHAM: 6.22 Bellside Eddie
(3-1-2) 6.38 Filey Beauty (1-3-4) 6.56
Vigorous Rory (6-4-3) 7.11 Proper Post
(nap) (4-6-3) 7.26 Ballybride Ray (2-46) 7.42 Maisies Rumble (nb) (4-1-5)
7.58 Haggswood River (1-5-2) 8.13
Lisacaha Pearl (5-3-1) 8.28 Rocketman
Ron (5-2-6) 8.43 Highview Force (3-4-2)
8.58 Tybar Moo Moo (2-6-3) 9.14 Crewe
Bay Ben (1-6-3) 9.32 Shellys Spirit (1-26) 9.50 Minnies Delight (3-2-1) 10.08
Townside Rebel (4-2-3)
nROMFORD: 6.27 Bar The Warrior
(1-2-6) 6.47 Tread Lightly (6-5-1) 7.03
Dower Forgold (4-3-1) 7.18 Headford
Kev (6-2-5) 7.34 Chopchop Lady (2-61) 7.51 Chopchop Steve (5-2-1) 8.06
Droopys Giorgio (1-2-6) 8.22 Roswell
Romanov (nap) (1-2-5) 8.38 Salacres
Penny (5-6-4) 8.54 Oh Nonono (6-2-5)
9.11 Oakfield Caesar (5-1-3) 9.26
Saleen Ash (5-2-6) 9.44 Mickeys
Paddox (nb) (1-3-4)
nTOWCESTER: 7.04 Bet Like Men
(nap) (6-1-4) 7.19 Streatham Tom (6-51) 7.35 Parkers Dynamite (nb) (4-6-1)
7.50 Lightfoot Daniel (2-5-3) 8.05
Ravenswood Flo (2-4-5) 8.21 Plean Pit
(1-2-6) 8.36 Westmead Red (2-4-5) 8.52
Rewind Star (1-2-6) 9.07 Moneypoint
Brae (4-1-5) 9.23 Aghaburren Brae (65-1) 9.39 Shaneboy Xavier (1-2-6) 9.55
Lightfoot Jess (1-2-5)
1.45
BACK OR LAY ON BETDAQ ‘JUMPERS’ BUMPER’ NH
FLAT RACE (Class 4); winner £3,249; 2m.(7 runners)
1
9-72117 MAGIC DANCER 69 (P,T;D) K Lee 6-11-4 ...........................R Patrick (5) 98
2
6-57P11 OSKAR DENARIUS 66 (H,T) B Pauling 7-11-4 ............. N De Boinville l99
3
34 SWASHBUCKLE F17 D McCain 5-11-4.................................... B Hughes 88
4
325 HAULANI 42 (BH;BF) B Ellison 4-10-10 ....................................... D Cook 92
5
6P INVESTIGATION 39 S A Harris 4-10-10...................................... J Quinlan —
6
254 ORTENZIA 113 (T) C Longsdon 4-10-3 ....................................... J Burke 87
7
53 SHINE BABY SHINE 50 P Kirby 4-10-3 ......................................... A Nicol 82
BETTING: 2 Swashbuckle, 5-2 Magic Dancer, 5 Haulani, 11-2 Oskar Denarius, 7
Ortenzia, 25 Shine Baby Shine, 66 Investigations
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding meeting.
FORM
out, ridden 2 out, 5th of 7 (btn 91/2l)
MAGIC DANCER (9-9) 9-1 kept on one
to Spectator (11-12) (Musselburgh
pace, 7th of 17 (btn 10l) to Hunters
2m 3f hcap hdle (4) £4,094 soft).
Call (10-3) (Ascot 2m hcap hdle Grd
SHINE BABY SHINE (10-2) 28-1 rear,
3 £85,425 good to soft).
ridden 3 out, headway 2 out, kept
OSKAR DENARIUS (10-4) 6-4 fav
on, 3rd of 11 (btn 12l) to Cornermade all, stayed on gamely, bt River
stone Lad (11-4) INVESTIGATION
Dun (10-11) nk (9 ran) (Fontwell 2m
(10-12) 250-1 led 2nd, headed 3 out,
3f cond hcap hdle (5) £2,599 soft).
6th (well btn) (11 ran) (Catterick 2m
SWASHBUCKLE (10-12) 9-2 pushed
hdle (4) £4,809 soft).
along 3 out, outpaced 2 out, 4th of
14 (btn 12l) to Clondaw Castle (11-1) ORTENZIA (10-5) 13-2 4th of 7 (btn
28l) to Nube Negra (10-12) (Market
(Kelso 2m nov hdle (4) £4,159 soft).
Rasen 2m 1f hdle (4) £3,899 soft).
HAULANI (11-1) 9-4 fav headway 3
2.15
BETDAQ #CHANGINGFORTHEBETTOR ‘JUMPERS’
BUMPER’ NH FLAT RACE (4); £3,249; 2m.(4 runners)
1
1546909 BACK TO BALLOO 76 (D) P Winks 12-11-4 ......................... R Winks (5) 71
2
12F3-44 CHARBEL 83 (D) K Bailey 7-11-4................................................ D Bass l99
3 6U553PU THE SOCIETY MAN 12 M Chapman 11-11-4................Miss B Smith (7) —
4
1P/2F44 TOMNGERRY 11 (D) B Ellison 8-11-4 ...................................... B Hughes 77
BETTING: 1-4 Charbel, 3 Tomngerry, 33 Back To Balloo, 50 The Society Man
FORM
BACK TO BALLOO (10-4) 40-1 handy, THE SOCIETY MAN unseated rider
latest, earlier (9-7) 25-1 tracked leadpushed along 3 out, 9th of 13 (btn
ers, lost place 4 out, rallied last, 3rd
19l) to Castafiore (10-13) (Doncaster
of 7 (btn 7l) to Iskabeg Lane (11-7)
2m 1f hcap hdle (4) £3,899 good).
(Market Rasen 2m 5f hcap ch (5)
CHARBEL (11-7) 12-1 tracked clear
£3,899 good to soft).
leader, jumped slowly 4th and 5th,
rallied 4 out, effort 2 out, stayed on TOMNGERRY (11-12) 15-2 ridden
before last, no extra run-in, 4th of 5
well finish, 4th of 6 (btn 5 3 / 4l) to
(btn 2l) to Blottos (10-13) (Carlisle
Politologue (11-7) (Sandown 1m 7f
2m 3f hcap hdle (3) £11,372 heavy).
ch Grd 1 (1) £85,425 good to soft).
2.45
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NH FLAT RACE (4); £3,249; 2m.
(4 runners)
1
1P-F521 BORDEAUX BILL 65 B Ellison 7-11-4........................................ D Cook l99
2
3433682 NAUTICAL NITWIT 22 P Kirby 9-11-4............................... N Moscrop (5) 97
3
3733-33 VOLCANIC 60 (T) D McCain 9-11-4....................................... W Kennedy 95
4
6-31355 WILBERDRAGON 44 (P,T;D) C Longsdon 8-11-4.............P O’Brien (5) 88
BETTING: 5-4 Bordeaux Bill, 11-4 Nautical Nitwit, 3 Volcanic, 13-2 Wilberdragon
FORM
BORDEAUX BILL (11-0) 4-5 fav led 4 VOLCANIC (10-9) 4-1 headway 4 out,
kept on, 3rd of 9 (btn 33/4l) to Cressout, drew clear next, easily, bt Sharp
well Legend (11-2) (Musselburgh 3m
Response (11-0) 9l (3 ran) (Wethhcap hdle (3) £11,956 good to soft).
erby 3m nov ch (4) £5,198 soft).
NAUTICAL NITWIT (11-12) 16-1 held WILBERDRAGON (11-7) 16-1 chased
leaders, pushed along 4 out, faded
up, headway 3 out, led 2 out, headnext, 5th of 10 (btn 27l) to Horatio
ed finish, btn 1/2l by Gunfleet (11-12)
Hornblower (11-0) (Newbury 2m 7f
(9 ran) (Doncaster 3m hcap hdle (3)
hcap ch (3) £7,343 soft).
£7,343 good to soft).
3.20
COMMISSION BACK ON BETDAQ ‘JUMPERS’ BUMPER’
NH FLAT RACE (4); £3,249; 2m.
(10 runners)
1
9-F38P3 BROTHERLY COMPANY 18 (D) J Foster 6-11-4......................... D Cook 81
2
4-70386 FIDDLER’S FLIGHT 10 J Norton 12-11-4 ................. Mr A Chadwick (7) 75
3
-421374 ITS PANDORAMA 145 (P) B Ellison 8-11-4.............................. H Brooke 90
4
2223103 MAN LOOK 74 (D) D McCain 6-11-4 .................................. W Kennedy l99
5
4151389 ROYAL BEEKEEPER 8 (P;D) C Dore 5-11-4....................... R Patrick (5) 84
6
13-2514 SPECTATOR 20 (P;D) T Vaughan 7-11-4............................... R Johnson 97
7
6-48F48 FLIGHT TO NOWHERE 32 (T) R J Price 6-10-11........................ L Heard 74
8
54 BROUGHTONS ADMIRAL 34 (PH) A Ralph 4-10-10............ L Edwards 81
9
P MAX LIEBERMANN 7 J Ryan 4-10-10 ................................... T Garner (3) —
10
6 RAY’S THE MONEY 48 C Mann 4-10-10 .............................. H Bannister 80
BETTING: 9-4 Spectator, 5-2 Man Look, 6 Its Pandorama, 8 Royal Beekeeper, 10
Broughton’s Admiral, Ray’s The Money, 14 Brotherly Company
BROTHERLY COMPANY (12-0) 28-1
held up, pushed along, headway 2
out, kept on, 3rd of 8 (btn 5l) to
Tyrell (11-12) (Catterick 2m 3f hcap
hdle (4) £4,484 good to soft).
FIDDLER’S FLIGHT (9-7) 25-1 rear,
ridden 4 out, 6th of 11 (well btn) to
Pookie Pekan (11-7) (Wetherby
21/2m hcap hdle (4) £4,809 heavy).
ITS PANDORAMA (11-9) 7-1 held up
rear, ridden 2 out, 4th of 14 (btn 24l)
to Craig Star (11-7) (Kelso 2m 5f
hcap hdle (4) £3,249 good).
MAN LOOK (11-7) 7-2 ridden 3 out,
kept on one pace, 3rd of 8 (btn 17l)
to Buckled (10-6) (Musselburgh 2m
3f hcap hdle (3) £6,498 good).
ROYAL BEEKEEPER (11-7) 33-1 rear,
ridden 3 out, 9th of 10 (btn 38l) to
FORM
Shining Romeo (11-8) (Huntingdon
2m hcap hdle (4) £5,198 soft).
SPECTATOR (11-6) 4-1 rear, headway
3 out, stayed on, 4th of 9 (btn 41/4l)
to Transient Bay (11-0) (Uttoxeter
21/2m hcap hdle (4) £4,094 heavy).
FLIGHT TO NOWHERE (11-4) 7-1 held
up rear, headway 3 out, 8th of 11
(btn 44l) to Argyle (11-6) (Plumpton
2m hcap hdle (5) £3,379 soft).
BROUGHTONS ADMIRAL (11-0) 50-1
in touch, blundered 2 out, ridden
and outpaced, 4th of 6 (btn 29l) to
Apple’s Shakira (10-12) (Cheltenham 2m 1f hdle Grd 2 £18,224 soft).
RAY’S THE MONEY (10-12) 20-1
handy, not fluent 2 out, well held,
6th of 7 (btn 17l) to Redicean (11-4)
(Kempton 2m hdle (4) £4,159 soft).
BOX CLEVER
nTRAINERTRACE: LINGFIELD 2.30 Caramuru R Hannon to Miss N L-Beavis, 2.30
Hemingway K Ryan to J Long, 3.35 Ladurelli D Maidment to D Flood, 4.10 Mitchum
Swagger D Lanigan to R Beckett. SOUTHWELL 1.45 Oskar Denarius J Mason to B
Pauling, 5.00 Berry Poppins B Denvir to C Dwyer. nJOB JOCKEYS: LINGFIELD James
Doyle rides Jazirat (4.45), Sportswriter (5.15) for C Appleby, 62 winners from 262 rides,
24%. D Muscutt rides Envisaging (3.05) for J Fanshawe, 30 from 148, 20%. SOUTHWELL
B Hughes rides Swashbuckle (1.45), Fin And Game (4.25) for D McCain, 17 winners from
59 rides, 29%. N De Boinville rides Oskar Denarius (1.45) for B Pauling, 38 from 134, 28%.
3.50
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(5 runners)
4.25
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BUMPER’ NH FLAT RACE (4); £3,249; 2m.(5 runners)
1
5342-54 GOOD TRADITION 239 D McCain 7-11-4 ............................. H Stock (7) 90
2
F- GREEN LIGHT F216 B Ellison 7-11-4 .......................................... C R King —
3
1-12215 HAMMERSLY LAKE 132 (BF) C Longsdon 10-11-4............ B Hughes l99
4
2242215 NEWSTART 109 (P;D) B Ellison 7-11-4 ........................................ D Cook 89
5
7 HAMELIN POOL 24 M Chapman 4-10-10......................Miss B Smith (7) —
BETTING: 5-4 Hammersly Lake, 11-4 Green Light, 3 Good Tradition, 6 Newstart
1
12-5024 BLAZON 108 (D) K Bailey 5-11-4 ................................................... D Bass 85
2
24-11 FIN AND GAME 57 (D) D McCain 6-11-4 .............................. B Hughes l99
3
14P HANGARD 30 (D) P Kirby 6-11-4 ................................................... A Nicol 82
4
04 SIANNES STAR 128 B Ellison 5-11-4......................................... C R King 79
5
2-25253 MISS ADVENTURE 4 (VH) P W Middleton 6-10-11.............. H Stock (7) 81
BETTING: 2-7 Fin And Game, 5 Blazon, 10 Miss Adventure, 14 Hangard
pace, 5th of 14 (btn 13/4l) to RhymGOOD TRADITION (11-4) 9-1 ridden 3
ers Stone (11-5) (Carlisle 2m 1f hcap
out, weakened, 4th of 6 (btn 31l) to
hdle (4) £3,899 soft).
Thorpe (10-3) (Perth 2 1 / 2m cond
HAMELIN POOL (10-5) 200-1 last of 7
hcap hdle (4) £4,431 good).
(well btn) to Oistrakh Le Noir (11-4)
HAMMERSLY LAKE (11-2) evens fav
(M Rasen 2m 1f hdle (4) £4,549 soft).
one pace, 5th of 7 (btn 5l) to Mr Hot
Stuff (11-2) (Far Hills, USA 2m 5f GREEN LIGHT (11-5) 3-1 ridden 2 out,
outpaced, eight-length 3rd when fell
hdle Grd 1 £58,537 good).
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1
0 CUDDLES MCGRAW 113 (TH) F O’Brien 5-11-2.................... P Brennan —
2
4-123 FLASH THE STEEL 43 (BF) D Skelton 6-11-2 ...................... H Skelton l99
3
649 MULTITALENTED 27 T Tate 5-11-2 ......................................... B Hughes 80
4
BORN IN THORNE I Furtado 5-10-9.................................. M Kendrick (5) —
5
LAMMTURNER J Foster 6-10-9 ...................................................... D Cook —
6
GREY CHARLIE I Furtado 4-10-8 ................................................ T Whelan —
7
86 INVOLVE 76 K Bailey 4-10-8........................................................... D Bass 78
8
0 BERRY POPPINS 41 C Dwyer 4-10-1 ......................................... J Quinlan —
BETTING: 4-9 Flash The Steel, 5 Cuddles Mcgraw, 8 Involve, 10 Multitalented, 14
Lammturner, Grey Charlie, 16 Born In Thorne
FORM
5.00
BETDAQTIPS.COM MAIDEN OPEN NH FLAT RACE (5);
value to the winner £2,274; 2m.
(8 runners)
54 ............... Friday, March 2, 2018
2GM
SPORTS ROUND-UP:
RESULTS & FIXTURES
Golden
KO for
Kenny
FOOTBALL
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St Helens
3 3 0 0 93 30 6
Wakefield
3 3 0 0 58 32 6
Widnes
4 2 0 2 85 49 4
Wigan
3 2 0 1 74 38 4
Warrington 4 2 0 2 52 56 4
Leeds
3 2 0 1 42 46 4
Castleford 3 2 0 1 47 76 4
Hull
3 1 0 2 66 64 2
Salford
3 1 0 2 60 66 2
Huddersfield 3 1 0 2 44 70 2
Hull KR
4 1 0 3 52 88 2
Catalans
4 0 0 4 42 100 0
By ALEX TERRELL
CRICKET
FIRST TEST MATCH (Durban): 1st day
of 5 - Australia 225-5 (Smith 56, Warner 51)
v South Africa.
ICC WORLD CUP QUALIFIER WARM-UP
MATCH (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) - Scotland
239 (Leask 91, Munsey 77; Rankin 5-38) v Ireland 243-8 (Balbirnie 79). Ireland bt Scotland by 2 wkts (with 0 balls remaining).
TENNIS
SECOND BEST . . . Kenny brings up
the rear as the women take silver
ATP DUBAI DUTY FREE CHAMPIONSHIPS (UAE): Quarter-finals - R Bautista Agut (Spa) bt B Coric (Cro) 7-6 6-4; M
Jaziri (Tun) bt S Tsitsipas (Gre) 6-4 3-6 6-3; L
Pouille (Fra) bt Y Sugita (Jpn) 3-6 6-3 6-2; F
Krajinovic (Ser) bt E Donskoy (Rus) 6-1 6-2.
ATP & WTA ABIERTO MEXICANO
TELCEL (Acapulco): 2nd Rd: Men - D
Thiem (Aut) bt D Shapovalov (Can) 6-2 6-3; R
Harrison (US) bt D Sebastian Schwartzman
(Arg) 6-3 5-7 6-4; F Lopez (Spa) bt T Kokkinakis (Aus) 6-3 6-4; A Zverev (Ger) bt P
Gojowczyk (Ger) 7-6 6-3; K Anderson (SA) bt A
Mannarino (Fra) 6-3 6-4; J M Del Potro (Arg)
bt D Ferrer (Spa) 6-4 4-6 6-3. Women - S
Stephens (US) bt A Rus (Hol) 5-7 7-6 6-0; K
Mladenovic (Fra) bt B Haddad Maia (Bra) 3-6
6-3 7-5; R Peterson (Swe) bt M Puig (Pur) 6-1
6-4; S Zhang (Chn) bt J Belen Teichmann (Swi)
7-6 6-4.
ATP BRAZIL OPEN (Sao Paulo): 2nd Rd N Jarry (Chi) bt G Pella (Arg) 6-7 6-4 7-6; A
Ramos (Spa) bt G Clezar (Bra) 6-3 6-4.
GOLF
GUTTED . . . Brits (l-r) Archibald, Kenny, Nelson, Barker, Dickinson
GOLD RUSH . . . (l-r) Tanfield, Hayter, Clancy & Emadi
TEST LEADERSHIP RIDDLE
CHINSTOKER
Root’s vice-captaincy poser over Ben
JOE ROOT admits he faces a From JOHN ETHERIDGE in Wellington
dilemma over whether to
No 2. Root (below) said:
re-instate Ben Stokes as his Root’s
“The vice-captaincy is a decision
Test vice-captain.
we’ve not agreed yet.
Root and head coach Trevor
Bayliss must decide by March 14,
the date of the opening warm-up
match before the two-Test series
against New Zealand.
And you can bet that ECB chief
executive
Tom
Harrison
and
England team supremo Andrew
Strauss will also be consulted
over such a sensitive decision.
Nobody disputes that Stokes’
aggressive, talismanic personality
— and instinctive cricket brain —
make him an ideal candidate to
be Root’s deputy.
But should England promote a
man who faces a criminal trial
for affray after a street fight in
Bristol last September? He has
pleaded not guilty.
Personally, I would keep Stokes
in the ranks at least until his trial
is over and allow fast bowler
Jimmy Anderson, who did the job
during The Ashes, to continue as
(3) 3
WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL - England 4
France 1.
LAURA KENNY’S bid to win
world championship gold
just six months after giving
birth was ruined by an
American masterclass.
The 25-year-old and her
British pals were leading the
USA in the women’s 4km
team pursuit only to be
undone by a stunning surge
from their rivals to miss out
on the Rainbow Jersey.
Kenny, who gave birth to
baby Albert last August, said:
“I only returned to training
around four months back, so
I’m very satisfied. It’s almost
a surprise to see how quickly
my form has returned.”
Alongside Katie Archibald,
Elinor Barker and Emily Nelson, she ultimately had to
settle for silver as they
clocked 4min 16.980sec to finish 1.311sec behind the USA.
But Britain’s men ensured
a bright post-Bradley Wiggins future with team pursuit
glory in Apeldoorn, Holland.
The quartet of Ed Clancy,
Kian Emadi, Ethan Hayter
and Charlie Tanfield beat a
fast-starting
Denmark
to
claim gold in 3min 53.389sec.
Clancy said: “I’m happy
just to still be here. I’m 33 in
a couple of weeks and when
you’re riding around with
Ethan and Charlie at 19 and
20, it keeps you going.”
MAN CITY
B Silva 15
D Silva 28
Sane 33
“When the Test squad get
together as a group, myself and
Trevor will discuss a few things —
but it’s not been discussed yet.”
There is no doubt Stokes has
recaptured his form impressively
quickly since rejoining England’s
one-day squad two weeks ago.
He was man of the match
in only his second game
back, scoring 63 not out,
taking two wickets and
completing two run outs
in England’s series-levelling six-wicket win over
the Kiwis on Wednesday.
Several England players
have
said
how
pleased they are that
Stokes
is
back
playing again.
And
an
endorsement
from skipper
Root
brings special significance, especially as he and Stokes have been
friends since they were teenagers.
Root said: “I’ve always said Ben
is an integral part of this team in
all formats. He proved that on
Wednesday, he was outstanding.
“He set the standard by taking
vital wickets, run outs and then
knocking off the runs so convincingly. It’s just great to see him
back and playing well so quickly.
“He worked really hard back
home in Durham to make
sure that, when he did get
his opportunity, he was
ready. He loves playing for
England and you can see
that in the way he plays.
“Ben leaves nothing out
there on the field, he’s really
dedicated to this sport and it’s
nice to be able to see him
have such an influence.
“I was always hopeful he’d play at some
stage this winter. I’m
sure getting a good
start will give him
a lot of confidence
and it’s about moving forward now. I think he’s done
that brilliantly.
STOKES . . . was
“To perform so quickly is
man of the match
testament to how good a
on Wednesday
player he is.”
Stokes’ all-round contribution confirmed how much he
was missed during the 4-0
Ashes hammering.
Root would be forgiven
for cursing his luck at
not
having
his
most
important player in his
first overseas assignment as
skipper.
But he said: “There’s no
point looking back. It is what it
is and I think the most important
thing is that we look forward to
this next series and make sure
Ben
can
continue
to
build
momentum in the one-day series.”
The third match in the ODI
series is here tomorrow at the
stadium known as the ‘Cake Tin’
— where the All Blacks often play.
England are likely to keep the
team that won on Wednesday.
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TSHWANE OPEN (Pretoria, South Africa,
par 71): 1st Rd - 64 L De Jager (SA); 65 F
Aguilar (Chi), J Suri (US), T Aiken (SA); 66 C
Smit (SA), S Norris (SA); 67 R Gouveia (Por), A
Da Silva (Bra), M Kieffer (Ger), P Newcomb
(US), S Jamieson, J Winther (Den), C Bezuidenhout (SA), S Fernandez (Spa), C Mivis (Bel), B
Meyer (SA), G Coetzee (SA), R Sciot-Siegrist
(Fra), J-H Choi (Kor), D Van Tonder (SA), JJ Senekal (SA), J Walters (SA), R Sterne (SA); 68 U
Van Den Berg (SA), JC Ritchie (SA), C Sordet
(Fra), M Baldwin, A Chesters, M Korhonen
(Fin), J Thomson, D Fichardt (SA), M Schwab
(Aut), S Horsfield, B Easton (SA), G Bourdy
(Fra), J Prinsloo (SA), E Van Rooyen (SA), S Vincent (Zim); 69 G Mulroy (SA), M Orum Madsen
(Den), J Kruyswijk (SA), T Pulkkanen (Fin), J
Heath, (a) K McClatchie (SA), P Karmis (SA), B
Hebert (Fra), V Groenewald (SA), J Hugo (SA), A
Haindl (SA), H Otto (SA), C Blomstrand (Swe),
P Angles (Spa), J Guerrier (Fra), H Du Plessis
(SA), D Drysdale, S Gros (Fra), R Evans, V Perez
(Fra), M Carvell (SA), N Bertasio (Ita); 70 M
Bremner (SA), A Michael (SA), D Willett, G Forrest, D Basson (SA), A Rai, L Rowe (SA), R Van
Der Spuy (SA), C Syme, M Williams (Zim), D
Stephenson (Aus), T Thimba Jnr (SA), D
Howell, T Tree, H Porteous (SA), Z Lombard (SA), R Langasque (Fra), C Basson
(SA), D Greene (SA), J Dantorp (Swe).
WGC-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP
(Mexico City): Early 1st Rd (US
unless stated, par 71) - 64 L Oosthuizen (SA); 65 C Paisley (GB), X
Schauffele; 66 R Cabrero-Bello
(Spa), K Aphibarnrat (Tha);
67 J Rahm (Spa); 68 P Perez, S
Garcia (Spa), T Finau, B Harman,
R Fowler; 69 R Henley, D Johnson,
A Noren (Swe), B Watson, P Mickelson; 70 J Vegas (Ven), K Kisner,
D Lipsky, C Hoffman, P Cantlay, A Bland
(Aus), J Spieth. Others - 71 M Fitzpatrick
(GB), R Fisher (GB), J Rose (GB); 72 T Fleetwood (GB).
SNOOKER
MANBETX WELSH OPEN (Cardiff):
3rd Rd - M Stevens bt S Bingham 4-1;
Y Bingtao (Chn) bt P Ebdon 4-1; B Hawkins bt F Xiongman (Chn) 4-2; C Wakelin
bt L Highfield 4-1; K Wilson bt J Wattana (Tha) 4-3; N Saengkham (Tha) bt C
Steadman 4-2; M Dunn bt X Si (Chn)
4-2; J Astley bt G Greene 4-3; I Burns bt
A Songsermsawad (Tha) 4-2 R O’Sullivan bt D Grace 4-0; N Bond bt J Lisowski 4-3; J Higgins bt S Craigie 4-0; G
Wilson bt M Allen 4-3; Y Delu (Chn) bt B
Woollaston 4-0; M Gould bt M Williams
4-2; L Wenbo (Chn) bt R Williams 4-3. 4th
Rd - Y Bingtao bt M Stevens 4-2; I Burns bt L
Highfield 4-3; N Saengkham bt K Wilson 4-0;
R O’Sullivan bt M Dunn 4-0; G Wilson b t J
Astley 4-2; B Hawkins bt M Gould 4-2; J Higgins bt N Bond 4-0; Y Delu bt L Wenbo 4-1.
DARTS
UNIBET PREMIER LEAGUE (Exeter):
Off due to the bad weather.
TODAY’S SPORT
(7.45 unless stated)
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Middlesbrough v Leeds .................
RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership Harlequins v Bath. Guinness PRO14 Southern Kings v Newport Gwent Dragons
(5.35).
RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred Super
League - Hull v Warrington, Wigan v
Widnes (8.0).
DARTS (to Mar 4): Coral UK Open
Finals (Minehead).
ICE HOCKEY (7.30): Elite League Cardiff v Manchester, Nottingham v Dundee.
Friday, March 2, 2018 ...............
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55
To Kell ’n back
BROOK RETURN SO BRAVE AFTER INJURIES
Colin Hart
JOSHUA
From Back Page
THE VOICE OF BOXING
WE know there is a touch of
insanity in every pro boxer
putting themselves through
pain bordering on masochism.
Who else would accept being
bashed in the face for your job,
through financial necessity, love of
their sport — or both.
Which brings me to Kell Brook,
who is returning to the ring after
suffering extremely serious injuries
in his last two fights.
He moves up to super-welterweight to fight Belarusian Sergey
Rabchenko for the WBC silver
belt in Sheffield tomorrow night.
Only 18 months ago, Kell had
his right eye socket fractured after
jumping two weight divisions to
take on Gennady Golovkin.
Surgeons inserted a titanium
plate and said he was one punch
away from losing his sight.
When Kell, 31, then lost his
world welterweight crown to Errol
Spence eight months later, he
fractured his left eye socket.
Despite sustaining injuries you
might expect in a car smash, Kell
is fit to fight. If not, boxing chiefs
would have lifted his licence.
But would any normal multi-
millionaire risk blindness to carry
on in his profession?
Even Brook admitted: “You’ve
got to not be wired up right to
be a fighter in the first place.”
And in a revealing interview
after losing to American Spence,
Kell said: “It’s a beautiful
sport when you’re winning.
“But when you hit the
lows, it really upsets you.
After Spence, I hit rock
bottom. My lowest ever.”
What hurt Brook
deeply was hearing
fellow
pros
Tony
Bellew
and
Chris
Eubank Jnr accusing
him
of
quitting
against Spence.
He
added:
“I'’ve
boxed all my life
and there’s no quit in me — but
I just couldn’t see.”
Following
Scott
Westgarth’s
tragic death, boxing is again
being attacked by abolitionists.
They cannot possibly understand
the mentality of warriors who
step in the ring like Kell.
He may be considered foolhardy — but it is men like him
that win medals on battlefields.
FACE-OFF . . . Wilder with undefeated Ortiz
IT’S BRIT RISKY . . . Brook
(left) is returning to fight
Rabchenko after eye injuries
negotiate a fight with AJ. Wilder
takes on Cuban Luis Ortiz in New
York tomorrow but is already plotting
a mega-money showdown with AJ
this summer.
But the American, 32, last night
took aim at Hearn, insisting: “He is
just another white man milking a
black man, that’s all it is. It’s easy.
“It’s about time for somebody to
say it and come out with it and I
don’t care who hears it.
“I don’t hold my voice and I
don’t have any filters, I speak
what I think.
“Joshua has been letting
him do it because if Joshua
really wanted this fight he
knows how to make it
happen.
“Give the fans what they
want to see.”
Wilder has vowed to cross
the Pond in order to secure a
showdown with WBA and IBF king
Joshua, 28, who takes on WBO champ
Joseph Parker in Cardiff on March 31.
Bronze Bomber Wilder goaded AJ
by adding: “I already did you a
favour by fighting Luis Ortiz because
you ducked him.
“You don’t have to worry about him
any more. You know I’m ready at any
given time.
“I will come to your home town. I
love England, I’m right at home there.”
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SIX NATIONS RUGBY
DUGGAN . . . opener
MUIR . . . £1,500 taxi bill
Fare play
as Muir
medals
SMILE PLEASE . . . Scots fans pose with Jones
PHOTOBOMB . . . another fan gets in on selfies
UGLY SCENES . . . they surround Jones’ car
England..............4
France..................1
From STEVE BRENNER
By VIKKI ORVICE
LAURA MUIR won bronze in
the 3,000 metres — after
spending £1,500 on a taxi
to get from snowy Scotland
to the World Indoors.
The 24-year-old planned
to fly from Glasgow to Birmingham on Wednesday
after a day of vet studies.
But when the flight was
cancelled due to the
Beast from the East,
British Athletics had to
sort out a car for her.
The journey to Birmingham took eight hours with
Muir reaching the team
hotel around midnight.
But the reigning European 3,000m and 1500m
champion then delivered
Britain’s first medal —
and her first global gong.
Defending champ, Ethiopia’s
Genzebe
Dibaba,
raced to a hat-trick of
World Indoor 3,000m wins
with Holland’s Sifan Hassan taking the silver.
Hassan could have been
disqualified for running
across two lanes and
shoving Muir — but GB
did not appeal.
Muir, who clocked 8min
45.78sec, said: “I’m very
happy. I was so hurting on
the last lap and I just had
to dig deep.”
RONNIE O’SULLIVAN has
compared his rivals to
‘hamsters on a wheel’.
The Rocket, 42, said:
“A lot of them are
under the cosh and it’s
like they are all on a
hamster wheel.
“While they’re on it,
I’ll sit back, chill and
pick up some cheese.”
O’Sullivan
whitewashed BOTH David
Grace and Mike Dunn
4-0 yesterday to reach
the Welsh Open quarter-finals.
Paisley’s
on trend
CHRIS PAISLEY upstaged
a host of golf’s big names
in the first round of the
WGC Mexico Championship.
The Hexham ace, 31,
carded a brilliant sixunder-par 65 to sit just
one shot behind early
leader
Louis
Oosthuizen
of
South Africa.
Paisley (right),
who returned to
Qualifying School
five times, won
his first title —
the South African Open —
only last month.
World No 1 Dustin Johnson shot a 69, while
England’s Tommy Fleetwood suffered an up and
down day with a 72.
Phil feels
on top of
the world
DISGRACE . . . footage
shows a fan opening the
car door as Jones is being
driven off to Old Trafford
ED CASES
Jones security review after yob shame
By JONNY
FORDHAM
the England coach’s nose in
ENGLAND’S
security
the mud after a win.
chiefs
are
reviewing
After seeing the video of
their protection of Eddie
Jones being hassled, Hastings’
Jones after his abuse by
brother Scott, who won 65
caps, tweeted: “I am really
Scotland fans.
outside Manchester’s Oxford
The Red Rose coach suf- Road station and online foot- upset about this.
fered verbal and physical
abuse as he travelled alone
from Edinburgh to Manchester by train on Sunday —
a day after the Calcutta Cup
defeat at Murrayfield.
A police investigation has
been
launched
after
an
incident on a Virgin train —
as Jones travelled from the
Scottish capital and then
later on from Manchester to
London.
And
RFU
chiefs
have
reassured their double Six
Nations-winning boss they
will do whatever it takes to
look after his safety.
Aussie Jones decided not
to take a chauffeur-driven
car as he viewed the trip to
Old Trafford, to be a guest
of
ex-Manchester
United
boss Sir Alex Ferguson, as a
personal invitation.
But he was goaded by fans
age emerged yesterday of him
being called a ‘balding c***’
and being shoved by Scotland
supporters
as
they
posed for selfies with him.
And after getting in his
waiting car, one yob opened
the door as they continued
hurling abuse at him.
Scottish Rugby Union said
yesterday: “We are appalled
by the verbal abuse suffered
by Eddie Jones.
“The disgusting behaviour
of those involved does not
represent the values of our
sport or its fans.
“The dignity Eddie and the
England team showed on
Saturday is in stark contrast
to this ugly incident.”
Jones blamed the likes of
Gavin Hastings for inciting
fans as the Scotland and
Lions legend said nothing
would be better than rubbing
“These
despicable
idiots
are a disgrace. We need to
find them, name & shame
them & fine them for public
disorder & harassment.”
There was another incident
involving Jones on his way
home from Manchester and
a member of the public
alerted the police.
Officers were then scrambled to Euston station to
meet the train on arrival.
A British Transport Police
spokesman
said:
“We
received a third-party report
of verbal abuse towards a
man
on
board
a
train
between Manchester Piccadilly
and
London
Euston
on
Sunday February 25.
“This
was
at
around
7-7.30pm. BTP officers met
the train at London Euston.
No arrests have been made
and enquiries continue.”
Although some fans will
feel Jones brings on the
treatment following his spiky
press conferences, he has
always apologised when he
has realised he may have
taken things too far.
In 2016 he said sorry to
Ireland’s Johnny Sexton after
claiming his parents should
be worried about a whiplashtype injury he was suffering
from.
But while he can be
punchy in front of the
cameras,
away
from
it,
ex-PE teacher Jones spends
countless hours going to
local rugby clubs and coaching kids and offering free
advice.
And after vowing to never
take a train again after his
horror journey, Virgin Trains
have also apologised to the
England boss.
A spokesperson said: “We
are sorry to hear of Mr
Jones’ experience onboard
our service.
“We do not tolerate abuse
of any sort onboard our
trains and will co-operate
fully with the BTP.”
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PHIL NEVILLE was dancing
in the rain after his
England reign got off to a
blockbuster start.
First-half goals from
Toni Duggan, Jill Scott and
Jodie Taylor helped the
former Manchester United
man’s Lionesses cruise to
victory in terrible conditions in Columbus, Ohio.
And Fran Kirby’s strike
just seconds after the
restart was the icing on
the cake.
It was a classy display
from England, who now
take on the top two in the
world — Germany and the
USA — in the SheBelieves
Cup full of confidence.
Barcelona ace Duggan
gave Neville a dream start
after just six minutes,
brilliantly curling home a
Nikita Parris pass for her
20th international goal.
Neville wants his side to
play a more attacking
game — and his team
certainly carried off the
plan to perfection.
Jodie Taylor’s chip hit
the bar but it was not
long before Neville was
high-fiving his backroom
staff as Manchester City
midfielder Scott doubled
the lead.
Taylor and Kirby added
to the scoreline.
But France pulled one
back on 77 minutes when
Millie Bright deflected in
a shot from substitute
Gaetane Thiney.
It’s Loftus
bleak,Roy
By LIAM WALSH
HOPES of Ruben LoftusCheek returning to Crystal
Palace have stalled after
another injury setback.
The midfielder has been
recovering at parent club
Chelsea after picking up
an ankle problem in
December.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson thought the England
man would be back this
weekend after full training
at Stamford Bridge.
But Loftus-Cheek, 22,
injured his knee in a session with the Chelsea
under-23s.
Hodgson, grappling with
a lengthy injury list, said:
“The training session went
very well but he managed
in some way to pick up
another very minor injury.
“This has to be treated
before we get him back.
“The good news was the
injury that kept him out
for a long period seems to
be much better.”
Wilfried Zaha’s recovery
from a knee injury is
“ahead of schedule”, giving Hodgson a boost.
Friday, March 2, 2018 ...............
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WORLD CUP
NEYMAR arrives home
in a wheelchair as docs
reveal he may not be fit
for the World Cup.
The Brazil superstar
flew into Rio for an op
on a broken metatarsal
in his right foot. Team
doctor Rodrigo Lasmar
By ROB MAUL
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be out for three months.
And with Russia 2018
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57
He has to get Bera
STOKE have told Saido
By KEVIN SHIELD
Berahino: “You’re not fit
want him to play. I don’t
to wear the shirt.”
Boss Paul Lambert has think he’s up to the levels he
ordered the striker to do
extra sessions to shape up for
the Potters’ relegation fight.
The former West Brom star
(left), 24, failed to make the
squad for last week’s 1-1
draw at Leicester.
Berahino, who arrived from
the Hawthorns for £15million
a year ago, has still not
scored for Stoke and not at
all since February 27, 2016.
That is a total of 733 days
and 43 games.
His place on the bench last
week went to 18-year-old
debutant Tyrese Campbell at
the King Power with Peter
Crouch injured.
Lambo said: “He’s not up
to my level of fitness.
“He’s a fit lad but
there’s got to be more to
it and that’s what he’s
got to work on.
“He needs more fitness to
his game to play the way I
should be.
“I have told him that, so
he knows the situation and
what I’m explaining. He’s
been really good with me
working away at it.
“Once he does that, he will
be fine. But it has to come
from him as well.”
Lambo is the third successive manager Berahino has
played under who has criticised his fitness, after Tony
Pulis at West Brom and
Mark Hughes at Stoke.
He was ordered to attend a
boot camp in France to get
fit at West Brom.
The Potters are currently
second from bottom and new
boss Lambert said: “We have
given him a wee programme
to stick to.
“In the situation that we’re
in, we need everybody to put
their shoulder to the wheel.
That’s important.”
58 ............... Friday, March 2, 2018
SOMEBODY, somewhere, please
P
give the great Sol Campbell his
first job in management.
Dear old Sol, full of self-adulation,
truly believes that he is one of the
“greatest
managerial
minds
in
football”. Move over, Pep.
2GM
Neil Ashton
THE INSIDE TRACK ON FOOTBALL’S BIG STORIES
NEVILLE . . . enthusiast
This one
down to
you Nev
NOW that Phil Neville is
off social media, it is a
wonder where he ever got
the idea that people want
him to fail as England
women’s coach.
Putting
aside
his
inappropriate
tweets,
Neville has earned respect
for throwing himself into a
new code with his customary gusto and enthusiasm.
What Neville knew about
women’s football before
he
succeeded
Mark
Sampson could have been
written on the back of a
postage stamp.
But he wanted the job
and now he has it.
He took charge of his
first game last night —
against France in the
SheBelieves Cup in the US
— and it is only natural
that he will need a period
of adjustment.
If Neville fails, if results
are bad and he is booted
out within a year, it will
have nothing to do with
any negativity.
Like everybody else in
football, it is his gig and it
is down to him to prove he
is good enough to keep it.
COPPELL . . . snubbed
Coppell’s
loss is a
scandal
IT remains a modern-day
scandal that a man with
Steve Coppell’s acumen
and intelligence has been
lost to the English game.
The 62-year-old’s new
team, thrown together at
the start of the season,
are within striking distance of a play-off spot in
the Indian Super League.
Jamshedpur,
who
appointed Coppell as the
club’s first manager, face
FC Goa on Sunday in a
straight shootout for the
final play-off place.
Former Crystal Palace
manager
Coppell,
so
hugely
underappreciated
in England, is a cult figure
in India after leading
Kerala Blasters to last
season’s final.
Blue are the
meekest link
- goodbye!
THE biggest clubs buy up
the best players.
Real
Madrid,
Barcelona,
Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Manchester
City and Chelsea used to
divvy it all up between them.
Back in 2012, when Eden
Hazard arrived from Lille for
£32million, the Blues were
still in the mix for all the
major talent.
They were the glamour club
of Europe after winning the
Champions League for the
first time.
Over the next couple of
years Oscar, Andre Schurrle,
Marco van Ginkel, Willian,
Samuel Eto’o, Mo Salah, Cesc
Fabregas and Diego Costa
followed Hazard to Stamford
Bridge.
Since then the signings —
especially the quality of them
— have dried up a bit.
Chelsea
have
spent
an
awful lot of money in the
past year or so on some very
ordinary players.
Hazard is not the sneering
type, but Chelsea’s recent
transfer activity is not especially impressive.
Danny
Drinkwater,
preferred to Fabregas in the 2-1
defeat at United, arrived from
Leicester last summer.
Olivier Giroud, a January
signing from Arsenal, did not
exactly get a ringing endorsement from Hazard after they
beat West Brom 3-0.
Tiemoue Bakayoko, battered
by his own fans when he was
sent off against Watford, is
another struggler.
Little wonder Hazard and
team-mate Thibaut Courtois
are dragging their heels over
those new deals.
The cash is there, with club
director Marina Granovskaia
prepared to sign off the first
£200,000-a-week salaries in
Chelsea’s history.
Whether this club still has
the ambition to play Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester City on their own
terms is another matter.
Hazard, who has made
it clear that he prefers to
play on the left, was cast
in the false nine role for
the first leg of their
Champions
League
tie
with Barcelona.
They surrendered possession on their own turf, allowing Barca 70 per cent of the
ball. Outside of Chelsea’s
dressing room, a 1-1 draw at
home was somehow turned
into a tactical masterclass
from Antonio Conte (right).
The top players, such as
Courtois, Hazard, Fabregas
and Willian, will see it very
differently.
They want to play Barcelona their way, imposing their
game on them.
Barca are good, but Hazard, Willian, Fabregas and
Pedro are not bad either.
Instead,
Chelsea
were
choked by Conte’s tactics, a
throwback to the time when
CHELSEA FACING
A STAR EXODUS
EMERY . . . PSG coach
Courtois
PSG fear
EXCLUSIVE
By DUNCAN WRIGHT
THIBAUT COURTOIS’ talks
over a new Chelsea deal
have been shelved until
the summer.
And it has ramped up
fears he could quit with
Paris Saint-Germain and
Real Madrid circling.
Belgian keeper Courtois,
25, was due to sit down
with Blues bosses last
month to thrash out a new
long-term deal.
Chelsea are desperate
to tie down his future
amid long-term interest
from Spanish giants Real.
But SunSport understands no talks will now
be held until the campaign has finished.
And with speculation
rife, Courtois’ camp have
been forced to deny holding secret talks with PSG,
bossed by Unai Emery.
Belgian TV station RTBF
claimed the player and his
father met representatives
from the French club on
Monday for informal talks.
But his agent Christophe
Henrotay insists no such
meeting, which would have
been without Chelsea’s
knowledge, took place.
Henrotay
said:
“I’ve
never heard of that meeting. If any club is interested they know they have
to find a deal with Chelsea,
then talk to me.”
Courtois is under contract until the end of next
season and Real are keen
to strike a £50million deal.
HAVE A
CHEEKY
LITTLE
PUNT...
ALARM BELS . . . Belgian
pair Courtois and Hazard
want European glory
Jose Mourinho would give
specific jobs to his players in
painstaking detail.
Hazard just wanted to play
the killer pass.
Courtois,
in
the
same
bracket as Manuel Neuer,
David De Gea and Hugo
Lloris, feels the same way.
He seemed surprised that
Hazard, involved in the
move for Willian’s goal
at Old Trafford, was
hooked
when
they
needed inspiration.
Chelsea, no matter
what
the
budget
restrictions, have to
finish in the top
four.
Even
then, getting
through the
group stage of the
Champions
League
in one piece is not enough
for these boys.
Courtois has already played
in the final, for Atletico
Madrid
when
they
were
beaten 4-1 by Real in Lisbon after extra time.
He has never come
close to reaching the
final with Chelsea.
Courtois is a hugely
ambitious boy, with
the glamour of playing
for Real Madrid or
PSG whetting his
appetite.
If
Zinedine Zidane’s side survive Tuesday’s second leg in
Paris, they are on for a
remarkable
hat-trick
of
Champions League titles.
Courtois wants a piece of
that, to further his career at
a time when Chelsea seem
happy with their lot.
The Belgian pair are anxious, with the possibility that
Chelsea will miss out on
Champions League football
again next season.
The
defending
Premier
League champions are fifth
in the table, two points
behind Tottenham with ten to
play. For a club like Chelsea,
that is nowhere near good
enough.
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MIDDLESBROUGH
and Leeds both need
wins as they chase a
play-off spot.
But Boro have
only two victories in
their last six Championship games.
And Leeds’ 1-0
home success over
Brentford was their
first win in TEN
league games.
But
we
fancy
them to leave the
Riverside with a
point tonight.
It is 12/5 for the
draw at Sun Bets, we
also like both teams
to score at evens.
Boro’s
Patrick
Bamford is 8/5 at
Sun Bets to score
at any time, while it
is 5/1 it finishes 1-1.
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PAUL POGBA may have blown his chance of becoming
Manchester United’s new long-term captain after his
recent fallout with Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils boss is looking for a successor to
Michael Carrick, who is hanging up his boots in
the summer.
Neither Phil Jones nor Chris Smalling is
guaranteed his place in the team, so who
will get the nod or can Pogba earn a
reprieve?
Here, SunSport’s NEIL CUSTIS (right) looks
at the options and their chances of taking
the coveted United armband.
ANTONIO
VALENCIA
THE Ecuadorian
right-back
is
currently Jose
Mourinho’s
chosen one as
BAND AID . . . United
boss Mourinho is set to
hand on the armband —
and could overlook Pog
captain.
He is certainly the player
with the most experience
in the current United first
team, having made 319
appearances for the club.
While the 32-year-old is
a no-nonsense performer,
he is not the most demonstrative on or off the field.
Despite
playing
in
England for more than a
decade, having initially been
at Wigan, he still conducts
his media interviews in
Spanish with an interpreter.
Captaincy chances
(out of 10): 7
NEMANJA MATIC
ARMBAND TO
SKIP
POGBA
He faces captaincy snub after row
SO good he bought him
twice.
A tried and trusted performer for Mourinho — at
Chelsea and now United.
Matic, 29, has played just
37 games so far but has
very quickly earned the
respect
of
his
new
team-mates.
The Serb’s popularity in
the squad, his experience
and reading of the game
make him captain material.
Captaincy chances: 8
JUAN MATA
A GREAT communicator
with his team-mates, fans
and the media.
His
off-field
charity,
Common Goal, has also
won great acclaim.
If there was an award for
the ‘Nicest Guy in Football’,
the Spaniard, 29 — who has
played 177 games for United
— would win it.
Problem is, while he
starts plenty of games, he
is also substituted in many.
Would the manager want
to appoint a man who has
to hand that armband over
so regularly?
Captaincy chances: 7
PAUL POGBA
THE French international
was trusted with the captaincy for a run of five
games between December
and January in Valencia’s
absence.
At the time, this is what
Mourinho
said
of
his
prospects of being a longterm club captain: “I think
he has the charisma, ambition and mentality.
“He is a good professional. Being so young and
with so many ingredients, I
think he can.”
The question is whether
the manager’s thinking has
changed in recent weeks.
Pogba, 24, has made 83
appearances for United but
he has to get his performances right on the pitch
again — and consistently.
There is enough of a
spotlight on him already
and Mourinho may consider
the
captaincy
an
unwanted distraction.
Captaincy chances: 6
DAVID DE GEA
HAS been United’s standout
performer since Sir Alex
Ferguson left in 2013.
De Gea, 27, is worth 12
points a season — and is
getting better.
The honour of being
awarded the Old Trafford
captaincy could help decide
his
future
should
Real
Madrid come calling again.
However, few goalkeepers
get the armband because of
their position on the pitch.
And the Spaniard, despite
303 games for United, is
not seen as one of the
main leaders in the squad.
Captaincy chances: 5
UTD CAPTAINS THIS SEASON
(All competitions starting from uefa Super Cup)
Antonio Valencia
Paul Pogba
Chris Smalling
Michael Carrick
Ashley Young
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
90 Minutes Less than 90
26
2
5
3
2
4
3
0
0
2
0
1
Total
28
8
6
3
2
1
(Key: 90 Minutes - wearing the armband for 90 minutes; Less than 90 - wearing the
armband for less than 90 minutes; Total - total appearances wearing armband)
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THE BIG VAR DEBATE EX-PREM
TECH IT OUT . . . Palace chairman Parish no VAR fan
VIDEO NASTY
From Back Page
technology to England’s
top flight following the
mayhem at Tottenham’s
FA Cup replay with
Rochdale.
Glenn will cast the
FA’s vote at the annual
meeting of the International Football Association Board, the game’s
lawmakers, in Zurich.
The
Wembley
chief
executive
has
long
backed the system and
always felt there would
be teething problems in
the initial stages.
But he will agree to
VAR being sanctioned
for use by any competition in the world.
With
Fifa
also
in
favour and holding four
of the eight votes of the
IFAB, that would be
enough to employ VAR
in Russia this summer.
But many critics do
not share Glenn’s enthusiasm, especially after
the
ridiculous
events at the FA’s
own
HQ
on
Wednesday night.
A
number
of
top-flight
clubs
already had misgivings about VAR
and how it was
being used and
interpreted by officials
in the FA Cup trials
and elsewhere around
the world.
And SunSport understands at least EIGHT
clubs, including Crystal
Palace and Stoke, are
currently minded to vote
against its introduction
in the Prem next season
when the decision is
taken on April 13.
Palace chairman Steve
Parish said: “I hate all
these games that stop
and start.
“I think we’re going
down an incredibly dangerous road with this.
“My real problem is
we’ve got it for these
four decisions at the
moment but you know
the answer to everything
will be more VAR.
“Then it will be VAR
for whether the goalkeeper’s taken six steps.
“I just cannot see an
end to it. I would leave
the game as it is.” With
a two-thirds majority of
the 20 clubs needed for
any
rule
change,
it
seems they will instead
opt for a wait-and-see
policy while continuing
trials in the FA Cup
and Carabao Cup for
another 12 months.
Prem chiefs now feel
that is the likely path
the clubs will take at
next month’s meeting.
A
Premier
League
spokesman
said:
“We
are open to considering
new
technology
that
assists match officials
without disrupting the
flow of the game.
“The
evidence
and
learning provided by the
trials will inform further
discussions
with
our
clubs later this season.”
Fans, too, have serious
misgivings especially as
those in the grounds are
left wondering what is
going on.
It is understood
Paul Tierney, who
was the on-field
ref for Spurs’ 6-1
win over Rochdale,
was
very
frustrated after the
match.
Tierney is said
to feel he was
unable to manage the
game himself because of
the interventions of VAR
Graham Scott (above).
Professional
Game
Match Officials Ltd, who
manage and train refs,
revealed Scott reviewed
12 incidents in the game,
including the seven goals.
But
the
“confusion”
over VAR protocols is
exactly why Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin
this week ruled out
using it in next season’s
Champions League.
SunSport expert and
ex-top ref Mark Halsey
said: “The VAR system
is nowhere near being
ready to be used in
every Premier League
match next season.”
Burnley
boss
Sean
Dyche, though, said: “The
main thing is to get the
right decisions and we
have to find a way to
maximise the chance for
officials to do that.”
SO VAR
AR
SO BAD
System not ready for Prem
6
KEY
CHANGES
I’D MAKE
Rose: It destroyed
the day for Dale
DANNY ROSE branded VAR “ridiculous” after it
dominated Tottenham’s 6-1 win over Rochdale in
Wednesday’s FA Cup fifth-round replay at Wembley.
The first half was littered with delays as ref Paul
Tierney made six referrals to the VAR, which resulted
in two of the home side’s ‘goals’ being chalked off.
Spurs defender Rose said: “It just overshadowed a
good performance by us and by Rochdale.
“It was just complete nonsense, waiting around not
know what’s going on. It’s ridiculous.
“Luckily we weren’t on the losing side complaining
about VAR. I feel for Rochdale. Some of their
players said it was their first time at Wembley —
and it was completely overshadowed.”
LAMBASTED . . .
Spurs’ Lamela had
a goal ruled out
IMPROVE THE STANDARD
OF OFFICIALS
SOME of the Select
Group referees are just
not cutting it.
Now they’re being asked to
take on VAR roles as well.
Coaching must be better to
raise standards all round.
1
HAVE VARS AT
THE GROUND
AT the moment, the
VAR sits in a TV studio in
Stockley Park, near Heathrow.
They should be with officials
at the stadium so they can go
through things pre-match and
be on the same wavelength.
2
USE RECENTLY-RETIRED
OFFICIALS AS VARS
of
lot
a
THERE’S
there
out
experience
which could help — different
skills are needed to be a VAR.
If each referee had the same
VAR as much as possible, they
can build up an understanding.
3
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61
REF’S
DAMNING VERDICT
REF’SDAMNING
THE VAR system, if used
properly, can benefit football
for years to come.
But at the moment in the
English game, on the evidence of
what happened at Wembley on
Wednesday, it is a shambles.
And certainly nowhere near
ready to be used in the Premier
League from next season.
I’m told it was Graham Scott’s
second
game
as
a
Video
Assistant Referee and the 13th
game in England in which the
system has been active.
Even if you factor in the
Carabao Cup, FA Cup quarterfinals, semis and final, English
officials simply will not have had
enough experience of using the
system to do a good job in next
season’s Premier League.
You can do trials and non-live
tests but nothing can replicate
doing it in a match.
VAR won’t solve everything
and should be about minimum
interference, maximum benefit.
But that is not what we are
seeing at the moment.
It seemed to me Graham was
re-refereeing
the
TottenhamRochdale game.
The first incident — Erik
Lamela’s disallowed goal — shows
just how far there is to go.
The protocols of the VAR
system were not followed.
Yes, you are supposed to check
every goal — but there was no
clear and obvious error.
There wasn’t a foul. You could
argue the Rochdale player was
holding Fernando Llorente.
The fact there is room for that
argument suggests it wasn’t a
“clear and obvious error”. But
having failed to follow that
protocol, the officials have then
made
another
mistake.
The
TWEAK THE PROTOCOLS
THERE is a credibility
issue here.
Not just with how long it
takes to make a decision, but
allowing play to go on if the VAR
thinks he has spotted something.
Nobody wants goals disallowed for
things that happened long before.
4
Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, who are responsible for
managing and training refs, said
when the issue was subjective or
a matter of opinion, the referee
must have the final say.
I don’t think Graham should
have intervened but once he had,
he should have told the referee
Paul Tierney he needed to look
at the pitchside monitor because
he felt there was an infringement prior to the goal.
Which is what on-field referee
Craig Pawson did in Liverpool’s
FA Cup tie with West Brom
before correctly awarding the
Reds a penalty.
BT Sport’s expert Chris Foy
should have been telling everybody that.
He said a bit more after the
game but he should have called
it when it first happened.
But Chris is employed by the
PGMOL.
I don’t think the officials have
been trained well enough, for
long enough, to make it work yet.
Although I’m told Neil Swarbrick was the best at VAR duties
during last summer’s trials at St
George’s Park, I think it is hard
for active officials to perform the
role. Being a VAR, compared to
being
an
on-field
referee,
requires a different skill set and
a different mindset.
You have to realise you are not
there to re-referee the game. You
are there for clear and obvious
errors and matters of fact.
It would make sense for former officials to do the VAR job,
people who are not a threat to
the career of the man in the
middle but who can give them
the benefit of their experience.
Looking at it from the other
side, I think sometimes referees
are hiding behind VAR.
They are not managing a game
as they see it because they know
there is back-up if they make a
mistake, or because they are
afraid of taking a decision which
will be corrected.
I’m also told officials are not
happy with the footage they are
receiving from TV companies.
I’m not sure whether they are
using interns straight out of uni
but the feed and the camera
angles have got to be right.
The
International
Football
Association Board meets tomorrow and will probably give the
green light to VAR being used
by whoever wants to — including
Fifa for the World Cup.
Is it ready?
That depends on the VAR
experience of the officials Fifa
have picked for Russia.
The Confederations Cup was a
shambles and a lot of these officials from around the world
come from federations which
have not been involved in VAR.
Some of them are refereeing at
a level in their top-flight which
is the same as our non-league.
The success — or not — of VAR
comes down to education and
training of the officials.
And right now in English
football, it is not a success.
TELL THE SUPPORTERS
WHAT’S GOING ON
FANS in the stadium have to
be kept informed of what is
happening as they are so important.
They can’t have a running
commentary but the authorities and
television companies must be able
to do better.
5
This’ll
wipe the
smile off
your face,
mate!
4 VAR FARCES
Cup fourth round)
LIVERPOOL v WEST BROM (FA on ruled out a headed goal
Paws
FANS were confused as ref Craig
awarded the home side a
later
and
from West Brom’s Craig Dawson w blamed VAR delays for injuries.
penalty. Baggies boss Alan Parde
fourth-round replay)
CHELSEA v NORWICH (FA Cup
but
ea’s Willian in the Norwich box the
TIMM KLOSE brings down Chels
m Scott his decision to book
Graha
tells
Jones
Mike
al
VAR offici
be overturned.
Brazilian for diving should not ER UNITED (FA Cup fifth round)
HUDDERSFIELD v MANCHEST e when he thought he had put
offsid
of a
JUAN MATA was fractionally rs
were left baffled by footage
United two up — TV viewe
line.
e
offsid
KY
WON
Cup fifth-round replay)
TOTTENHAM v ROCHDALE (FA out Erik Lamela’s strike for a
to rule
VAR official tells Paul Tierney the on-field referee accepts that view
foul by Fernando Llorente and making a decision himself.
rather than watching video and
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
THERE is no substitute for
and
training
proper
education — and lots of it.
It takes time to learn how to be a
VAR and for a referee to feel
comfortable on the field, knowing it
is there in the background. Everyone
needs time.
6
CRAZY . . . ref Tierney waits for VAR call at Wembley
It’s a Cup
cock-up
THEY are making a fool out of the FA Cup now.
The world’s oldest cup competition has been
turned into a testing lab. As experiments go, VAR
has blown up in the face of English football.
To use it in some ties and not others devalues
the competition — diminishing its status as the
most prestigious domestic cup of them all.
Endless referrals, interminable delays, communication issues between officials, players, coaching
staff and fans, plus all the chaos it causes, have
put it back under the microscope.
The close-up is far from pretty. Tottenham
against
Rochdale,
an
important FA Cup fifthround replay, was littered
with irritating referrals
By NEIL ASHTON
and indecision.
Chief football
Ref Paul Tierney, his
reporter
authority eroded by the
system, looked terrified
of making a call for League, to Riley. At the
moment it is a dog’s
himself.
At Stockley Park a dinner of observations,
few weeks ago, when with everybody throwing
refs’ chief Mike Riley in their two penneth.
Wednesday night, with
briefed the media about
VAR, he vowed it would fans freezing in the
Wembley
stands, was no
be safe and reliable.
VAR is already a dirty exception.
The
supporters
— by
word in English football.
The rank stupidity is far the most important
they keep changing the people inside stadiums —
referee, throwing another are paying good money
random soul into the to watch their team.
In return they deserve
firing
line
for
each
respect from a sport
occasion.
that
preaches integrity,
So far, Andre Marriner (Brighton-Palace), honesty and clarity.
Yet
when a decision is
Graham Scott (ChelseaNorwich), Michael Oliver referred to VAR, they do
not
have
the foggiest
(Chelsea-Arsenal), Martin Atkinson (Arsenal- idea what is going on.
They
are
left relying
Chelsea)
and
Craig
Pawson
(Arsenal-Man on social media to fill
City) have all had the in the blanks.
Before VAR is used
VAR hospital pass.
None of them look in the FA Cup ties at
Swansea,
Manchester
comfortable with it.
and
Leicester,
When Atkinson, the United
best ref in this country there is time to make
by
a
country
mile, some refinements.
This is the quarterlooked
uncertain
and
hesitant, you know there final stage, with three of
the four ties being used
is a problem.
Until football irons out to carry out another
the innumerable chinks high-profile experiment.
Wigan’s home game
in
the
system,
they
should pick the ref, the with Southampton is the
same
assistants,
the exception because their
same fourth official and stadium does not have
the same lad up in the technology to use it.
Instead, they will play
Stockley Park.
Then they could get a by the old rules, with
proper feel for it when the ref making decisions.
Suddenly, that feels
they report back to the
FA,
to
the
Premier like the better option.
MyView
MyView
ANDREW BUTLER
Dream Team deputy editor
TOTTENHAM’S FA Cup showdown with Rochdale at
Wembley was my first experience of being a fan
inside a stadium that had VAR capabilities.
After Erik Lamela scored from close range, it
seemed Spurs were on their way to a routine win on
Wednesday — 90 seconds later inexplicably it was 0-0.
Confused and frustrated, I had to rely on my dad
to text me saying Fernando Llorente had committed
a foul in the build-up, which is why it was disallowed.
VAR calls then came thick and fast, the crowd more
vocal in their disgust of the system. But if the decisions are eventually correct, does it matter? Spurs
gained a penalty they wouldn’t have got otherwise.
A system inside the stadium to tell the supporters
why a VAR decision has been given would be useful.
But all I’m saying is give VAR a chance.
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Saturday is all about
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Arsenal will be looking
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ARSENAL 0
PREMIER LEAGUE
BEAT, SLEEP,
Same old
story for
Gunners
S
MATCH STAT
MAN CITY
By NEIL
ASHTON
CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER
ARSENAL
ion..............54%
46%..............Possessf target ........5/1
5/2 ........Shots on/ofshots ................3
3................Blocked ers .....................1
6.....................Corn ceded ............ 11
11 ............ Fouls cond cards .......... 1/0
1/0 .......... Yellow/re
IN the end, Manchester
City settled for three.
Enough is enough, especially
when it comes to Arsenal.
Pep Guardiola and his rampant
City players have done enough
damage to this football club over
the past five days.
They lifted the Carabao Cup at
Wembley against Arsene Wenger’s
side on Sunday and followed it up
with
another
comprehensive
spanking at the Emirates.
In the final, City took their foot
off the gas when David Silva
scored their third after 65 minutes.
Here, they called it a night after 33.
Goals two and three, scored by
magic man Silva and Leroy Sane,
were gems.
Bernardo Silva’s first, curling
beyond the reach of Petr Cech 15
minutes in, was not bad either.
City’s performance, embarrassing
Arsenal in front of half-empty
stands
at
the
Emirates,
is
confirmation the North Londoners
are going backwards fast.
To be three down after 33
minutes, for a club with Arsenal’s
heritage,
tradition
and
trophy
cabinet, has to mean something.
It must provoke a response, for
these Arsenal players to go out
there
and
show
they
are
willing to do whatever is necessary
to save boss Wenger.
Instead, captain Laurent Koscielny summed up the state of the
place by sending a crossfield pass
aimlessly out of touch minutes after
Sane had scored the third.
It was pitiful. Even Guardiola was
shaking his head at times, baffled
by just how easily a club with
Wenger’s exacting standards could
fold so easily.
The punters, fed up with the false
promises, voted with their feet.
There was hardly anyone here,
turning their backs on these players
after they surrendered so easily in
the Carabao Cup final.
The snow was the official line,
the reason Arsenal claimed so
many
stayed
away
from
this
humiliating, jaundiced defeat.
The cold reality is they are sick
to the back teeth of seeing Arsenal
get ripped apart by the top teams.
They knew what was to come last
night. Everybody did.
City stemmed a flurry of early
Arsenal attacks.
Ederson saved Aaron Ramsey’s
half-volley well and then held on to
WENGER T0
GO BEFORE
THE END
OF SEASON
5/1
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s effort. From
that point on, Guardiola’s players
had a ball.
They scored the opener when
Sane drifted effortlessly past three
Arsenal defenders as he cut in
from the left.
The pass into Bernardo Silva was
simple, encouraging the City winger
to work an angle on to his left foot
before curling a tremendous effort
beyond Cech.
The next goal was sweet, with
David Silva sending the ball into
the feet of Sane, then Aguero.
The Argentine delayed his pass,
waiting for Silva to continue his
run before playing him in on goal.
LEROY JOY . . . Sane piles on
the pain after making it 3-0
The finish, good as it was, was
pretty much guaranteed.
They equalled the cup final
scoreline before the break, the first
time Arsenal have been three
behind at half-time in a Premier
League fixture at home.
There was a time when the
Gunners were all about finishing
first, winning Premier League titles
under their aristocratic manager.
Those days are over.
Sane finally converted a move
himself that included Aguero, De
Bruyne and Kyle Walker’s cross.
He nipped in front of hapless
Hector Bellerin, who had also been
easily turned inside out for the
second goal. City fans were crowing
“it’s just like Wembley” as Sane
celebrated with his team-mates.
The worry for Arsenal is that the
league leaders were not even in full
flight. They did not need to be.
Even when Guardiola’s men went
to sleep at the start of the second
half, Nicolas Otamendi conceding a
penalty for upending Mkhitaryan,
they had nothing to worry about.
Ederson saved Pierre EmerickAubamayeng’s
weak
effort,
shrugging it off as if it is the sort
of thing he does for fun. But
nobody at Arsenal was laughing.
This time last Thursday they
were losing to Ostersunds, humbled
by the little Swedes on their own
turf in the Europa League.
At least City, now 16 points clear
of their nearest challengers in the
Premier League, are an upgrade.
They bossed this game, playing it
on their own terms as they close in
on another trophy.
The danger in years to come is
that they dominate Arsenal every
year, turning up at the Emirates to
hand out another mauling.
Arsenal’s players expected it, their
appalling body language filtering
into the fans freezing in the stands.
Few of them made the final whistle.
The glory days are over, with
Premier
League
trophy
after
Friday, March 2, 2018 ...............
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63
MANCHESTER CITY 3
B SILVA 15; D SILVA 28; SANE 33
REPEAT
PREMIER LEAGUE
TOP TUSSLE . . .
Kompany keeps tabs
on Aubameyang
P W D L F A
Man City..........28 24 3 1 82 20 Pts
Man Utd .......... 28 18 5 5 53 20 75
Liverpool.........28 16 9 3 65 32 59
Tottenham.....28 16 7 5 53 24 57
Chelsea............28 16 5 7 50 25 55
Arsenal............28 13 6 9 51 39 53
Burnley ........... 28 9 10 9 22 25 45
Leicester.........28 9 9 10 40 41 37
Everton...........28 9 7 12 32 47 36
Watford..........28 9 6 13 38 47 34
Bournemouth 28 8 8 12 33 43 33
Brighton ......... 28 7 10 11 26 37 32
West Ham ....... 28 7 9 12 35 50 31
Huddersfield ..28 8 6 14 25 48 30
Newcastle.......28 7 8 13 27 38 30
Southampton.28 5 12 11 29 41 29
C Palace ...........28 6 9 13 25 43 27
27
Swansea..........28 7 6 15 21 41
Stoke...............28 6 8 14 28 54 27
West Brom......28 3 11 14 22 42 26
20
Hardman Vin’ll
never give in
CRASH ’N BERN
. . . Bernardo Silva
beats Cech with
brilliant opener
Pic: RICHARD PELHAM
WHEN Vincent Kompany limped off
11 minutes into Manchester City’s
Christmas win at Newcastle, many
feared it was the end for the
Belgian defender.
His City career has been decimated winner in a team taking football to
By MARK
IRWIN
58,420? YOU’RE
HAVING A LAUGH
ARSENAL sell-out? Surely even
Arsene Wenger could see that did
not look right!
The club revealed their official
attendance last night was 58,420.
But that was the number of
tickets sold for Manchester City’s
visit — with thousands of empty
seats due to the freezing weather.
The fans who did go started leaving midway through the second half.
ST DAVID’S DAY
trophy being passed on to City,
United, Chelsea and even Leicester.
Wenger will fight on, talking up
their chances before their next
game at Brighton on Sunday.
Arsenal could well win it and
then everybody at the Emirates can
pretend this was just a blip.
The reality is that this was
another rout.
3
4
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
ARSENAL: Cech 5, Bellerin 6, Kolasinac 6, Koscielny 6, Mustafi
5, Xhaka 6, Ramsey 6, Ozil 5, Welbeck 6, Mkhitaryan 6,
Aubameyang 5. Subs not used: Ospina, Holding, Iwobi,
Chambers, Elneny, Nketiah, Maitland-Niles. Booked: Kolasinac.
MAN CITY: STAR MAN EDERSON 8, Walker 8 (Zinchenko 72,
6), Danilo 7, Otamendi 7, Kompany 7, Gundogan 7, B Silva 8, D
Silva 7 (Jesus 87, 5), De Bruyne 7, Sane 8, Aguero 8 (Toure 82,
6). Subs not used: Bravo, Stones, Laporte, Foden. Booked:
Otamendi.
(Ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
2
1
Time: 17m 59s
Pass/shoot
Run with/
without ball
! David Silva feeds Leroy
Sane on the left wing.
$ His run and cross picks
out Sergio Aguero.
% Aguero finds Silva again.
& Silva takes a touch then
lashes home for 2-0.
by 41 different injuries over the past
ten years and his creaking body
appeared in danger of finally giving up.
Yet just like Monty Python’s limbless
Black Knight, Kompany is not one for
giving up easily.
After lifting the Carabao Cup at
Wembley on Sunday, he had proudly
declared: “I almost get enjoyment out
of adversity so I guess I’m the
wrong guy to bet against.”
So even though he was
probably due a well-deserved
rest last night, it came as
absolutely no surprise when he
led his team out for the second time this week.
Not only that, he was defying the Arctic conditions in a
short-sleeved shirt and gloveless. No wonder boss Pep Guardiola
(right) retains so much faith in his
very own captain, leader, legend.
Even with £47.5million John Stones
and £57m Aymeric Laporte at his
disposal, Guardiola still has Kompany
and often-maligned Nicolas Otamendi
as his preferred central defensive duo.
Chances are Kompany will also be at
the heart of Belgium’s defence when
they meet England in the World Cup
this summer.
He will have collected his third Premier League winners’ medal by the
time he heads off to Russia, a serial
another level. His attacking team-mates
are rightly receiving all the plaudits for
their breathtaking football, but they can
pile forward secure in the knowledge
that the back door is safely locked.
Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
is
supposed to be the fastest thing this
side of Usain Bolt — but Arsenal’s
£60m man still could not get a run on
Kompany over 180 embarrassingly
one-sided minutes this week.
What the 31-year-old lacks in
pace, he more than makes up for
with awareness and positioning.
When Mesut Ozil finally found
a shooting position just before
half-time, the ball had barely left
his boot before Kompany dived
in to snuff out the danger.
How Arsenal could have done
with a defender of his calibre at
the heart of their shaky back four.
Instead they had Shkodran Mustafi
and
Laurent
Koscielny
chasing
shadows while Hector Bellerin and
Sead
Kolasinac
were
driven
to
distraction by the magic feet of Leroy
Sane, Sergio Aguero and David Silva.
It is 17 years since Arsene Wenger
lured Sol Campbell to Arsenal from
Spurs and he has not signed a truly
top-class centre-half since.
City have them coming out of their
ears but none will ever provide better
value for money than Kompany.
SILVA BULLET
From Back Page
the season but they took
advantage of our lack of
confidence.
“Confidence goes up by
stairs and comes down
by lift. It’s tough but
that’s explainable after
Sunday and all consequences of the hype
about our performance.
“It hits you but unfortunately we had some
weak defending.”
As for what was said
to his players, Wenger
added: “Transparency is
good but too much is
not good.”
The
grim
fact
for
angry Gooners is the last
time their side sat 30
points behind the league
leaders in the table was
back in 1995 — the
year George Graham was
sacked as boss. Boos
echoed around the Emirates at the final whistle.
But Wenger said: “You
think you want people to
be euphoric to be 3-0
down? I can understand
that and it was very cold.
“Overall, you want to
earn your fans by performances. That’s what
we want to focus on —
it has to come from us.”
Crocked City left-back
Benjamin
Mendy
was
wowed by his teammates,
tweeting:
“Im
sorry but we’re so good.”
And boss Guardiola said:
“It’s so difficult to win
two games in a row in
five days against someone like Arsenal.
“And we did it in the
bad weather.
“It was very windy and
the last five minutes of
the first half and first
20 minutes of second
half was not good.
“But it was so important we won and take
another step forward. We
have five games to be
champions
and
every
game we win is closer.”
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EXCLUSIVE
By JORDAN DAVIES
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CHELSEA
want
Frank
Lampard to join their firstteam coaching staff with a
view to him becoming boss.
Current chief Antonio
Conte is expected to leave
this summer. And Blues
bigwigs
want
Conte’s
replacement
to
groom
Lamps for the hotseat.
The
39-year-old
has
spent 18 months studying
for his Uefa ‘A’ coaching
licence and is already helping Chelsea’s youth set-up.
Owner Roman Abramovich is impressed with
Lampard’s progress
and
wants to make
him a part of
the
club’s
future.
Carlo Ancelotti and Luis
Enrique are in
the frame to become the
next boss and Lampard is
unlikely to have any problem working with either.
Lampard
(above) has
already
turned
down
approaches from MK Dons
and Oxford to become their
manager in order to complete his coaching badges.
However, the chance to
work alongside an experienced man at Stamford
Bridge would be tempting.
Lamps told talkSPORT:
“I’ve put together a lot of
experience now and I am
in a good place.
“No matter what level it
is, you have to come down
to the beginning and start
learning again.”
By DAN KING
PREMIER LEAGUE clubs
and the FA are at war VAR system at this
over VAR after this summer’s World Cup.
But clubs are set to
week’s Wembley farce.
FA
chief
Martin
Glenn (left) will tomorrow vote to have the
block the blanket introduction of the controversial
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hammered Arsenal for the second
time in five days — leaving
Arsene Wenger under more fire.
Pep Guardiola’s men restored their
16-point lead at the top with a first
league double over the Gunners since
1975-76 thanks to strikes from Bernardo
Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane.
Last night’s rout followed Sunday’s victory
by the same score in the Carabao Cup final.
Wenger held a dressing-room inquest but
publicly backed his flops. He said: “We
produced our highest physical performance of
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MANNONE ON
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VITO MANNONE opened
his heart over the agony
of his mum’s death.
Just two months ago,
67-year-old Elisa lost her
life after four weeks in a
coma following a stroke.
Reading’s
Italian
goalkeeper Mannone, 30 today,
By DAVID COVERDALE
was a teenager when his dad died
from cancer. Now he admits: “At
times, I have my moments. I don’t
hide it. I miss my mum every day.
“It
is
still
really tough.”
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SKY HIGH . . . Aiden loves the Hoops
AIDAN MAGEE
Sky Sports News reporter
QPR
WHY QPR?
I was born in Paddington and family are
mainly Irish immigrants who are either
QPR or Chelsea. I had my 40th birthday
party at Loftus Road in November.
EARLIEST MEMORIES OF THE CLUB?
My first season was 1985-86 on the
plastic pitch and we had a great team.
We got past Watford, Forest, Chelsea
and Liverpool en route to the Milk Cup
final. We lost to Oxford. It still hurts.
STANDOUT MOMENTS?
Reaching 1986 final by beating a great
Liverpool side, a 6-0 win over Chelsea in
old Division One, promotion at Sheffield
Wednesday in 2004 and Bobby Zamora’s
Wembley winner against Derby in 2014.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO
SEE RANGERS LIVE?
I work every second Saturday but try to
go home or away on a day off. I write a
matchday programme column and get
to about 20 games a season.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER?
Paul Parker, Les Ferdinand, Andy Sinton,
Alan McDonald, Ray Wilkins and David
Seaman were great. Trevor Francis was
the first world-class player I saw for us,
aged 34! Roy Wegerle was truly gifted.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF
THE CURRENT SET-UP?
Profligacy has given way to trying to
sign lower league and young players
and, with the new badge, a manager who
knows the place, and our work around
Grenfell, it feels like my club again.
DO YOU KNOW ANY PLAYERS?
Kevin Gallen is a good friend. Lee Cook
came to my 40th and I speak to Andy
Sinton and Wayne Fereday quite a bit.
COULD YOU HAVE BEEN A PLAYER?
No chance, too slow. I prefer management and oversee the work team.
AIDAN’S ALL-TIME RANGERS XI: David Seaman, David
Bardsley, Alan McDonald, Paul Parker, Clive Wilson, Trevor
Sinclair, Terry Fenwick, Ray Wilkins, Andy Sinton, Roy
Wegerle, Les Ferdinand.
Interview by MIKE DONOVAN
FER BEST. . . Rangers hero Les Ferdinand
I now have
two angels
watching
over me
LATE PARENTS INSPIRE KEEPER
By DAVID COVERDALE
JUST
before
Reading
kick
off
at
Wolves
tomorrow, Vito Mannone
will look to the heavens
and say a few words to
the
‘two
angels’
watching over him.
It is the touching way the
Royals keeper remembers
his parents, who, heartbreakingly, have both now
passed away.
Mannone lost his dad Michelangelo to cancer in 2004 —
something he says “still feels
like yesterday”.
And, just two months ago, his
mum Elisa died having spent
four weeks in a coma following
a stroke.
Emotions are still raw for
Mannone, who turns 30 today.
The Italian said: “Life goes on
but being positive and having a
smile is difficult.
“At times I have my moments
and I don’t hide it. I miss my
mum every day.
“It is still tough and it always
will be. I know that from my
experience when I lost my dad
— it is 14 years ago but it still
feels like yesterday.
“But
football
helped
me
through in the past and hopefully it’s going to get me
through now.
“Football is my life and is my
saviour. I say my prayers before
VITO MANNONE
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I get out on the pitch and then
again straight before kick off.
“I look up to the sky and pray
for the two angels I’ve got to
watch down and to protect me.
“It’s something nice and I did
it for my dad, even when mum
was here. I believe it just gives
you more strength.”
Mannone was only 16 years
old and a youth player with
Atalanta in Italy when his dad
died, aged 54.
He moved to England to join
Arsenal the following year —
and mum came, too.
Sitting in a coffee shop in his
new home town of Ascot, Mannone explained: “It was very
tough for her but she was a
special figure for me.
“We had this special bond. I
don’t have a big family so it
was down to us to be brave.
“I came to England at a
young age and she lived the
first few years with me.
“She was vital to me. She
watched my games and commented on them and I always
listened to her.
“After that she was really
happy because I was supported
by another woman, my wife
Fiorella, the love of my life. She
knew then that I was all right
in life.
“I used to call mum before
going to bed at 9.30pm or 10pm,
every single day.
“It was a simple gesture but a
phone call for five, ten minutes
makes a difference.”
Elisa
suffered
her
stroke
towards the end of November
on the day Mannone was due to
play for Reading at Bolton.
She had brain surgery but
spent the rest of her life in a
coma before passing away a
week before Christmas at the
age of 67.
He recalled: “I was going to
play at Bolton but she didn’t
feel well and I had to rush to
Italy and go to the hospital.
“Thankfully I just met her
before the operation and she
was awake and recognised me.
“We hugged each other and it
was one of the last few
moments where I had the
chance to see her.
“She could talk to me for five
minutes but after the operation
she was in a coma so I never
had the chance to speak to her.
“We were still hopeful she
would wake up and I knew she
wouldn’t be happy to wake up
and see me next to a hospital
bed instead of on the pitch, so
that’s why I kept strong and
kept playing.
“But after every game I was
travelling to Italy, seeing her,
travelling back, training, playing
and I did it for almost a month
with my wife.
“It wasn’t easy but it was necessary for us to be by her bedside and I hope she felt it.”
Mannone is extremely thankful to Reading’s “amazing” manager Jaap Stam for how the
Dutchman
supported
him
throughout his mum’s illness.
The ex-Sunderland stopper,
who joined the Royals for
£2million last summer, said: “He
has been the manager that I
needed. He understood straight
away the situation.”
Stam led the Royals to the
play-off final last season, but is
under pressure after a run of
one win in 14 Championship
games left the club just four
points above the bottom three.
Mannone insisted: “Sometimes
when things aren’t going your
way, you need to wait and not
get rid of the manager.
“If he did it last year, why not
another time?”
But the rigours of a relegation
battle do not compare to the
personal tragedies the Italian
has suffered.
Mannone added: “Once you
have this sort of experience it
helps you as a man and it puts
everything in perspective.”
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MANNONE also has the third-best
pass accuracy in the division (65.6%),
after David Button (66.3%) and Dan
Bentley (67.9%).
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ON ALL THE EFL ACTION THIS WEEKEND
OUR EFL reporter gives us the lowdown on
what to look out for in this weekend’s
Championship, League One and League Two
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HOT TOPIC
NEIL WARNOCK signing a new
two-year deal at Cardiff.
Boss Warnock (right) hinted to
talkSPORT back in November that
he could walk away from the
Bluebirds if he won promotion, as
the Premier League is not his “cup
of tea.” Presumably he is staying
now though?!
MANAGER WHO NEEDS A RESULT
STEVE COTTERILL at Birmingham.
His team’s form has nosedived in
recent weeks and they are back in
the bottom three.
Calls for the head of the manager
(left) are growing increasingly louder
from exasperated Blues fans. But it
does not get any easier with a trip
to Forest, who hit five last weekend.
SON SHINE . . . young Vito with mum and dad
WHO SHOULD BE IN THE GOALS?
MILLWALL’S
Lee
Gregory.
The
Sheffield-born ace fired in three
goals in his last five league games.
And Chris Coleman’s rock-bottom
Sunderland side come to The
Den tomorrow.
So you can expect the red-hot
striker (right) to find the net again
and maintain his team’s top form.
WHIZKID TO WATCH
BEN WILMOT. The 18-year-old
defender is extremely highly-rated
at Stevenage.
Glenn Roeder, who is an advisor to
boss Darren Sarll, believes local lad
Wilmot (left) has all the attributes
to go to the top.
Arsenal, Tottenham and a host of
big boys have been watching him.
AMAZING STAT
RYAN SESSEGNON has scored
nine
goals
in
his
last
11
Championship games for highflying Fulham.
The talented wideman (right)
already has 18 goals, seven assists
and 59 appearances in the league to
his name. And he does not turn 18
until mid May!
CARRYING ON . . .
Vito Mannone is
determined to save
Reading from drop
CHAMPIONSHIP 2017/18
ASTON VILLA
BARNSLEY
BIRMINGHAM
BOLTON
BRENTFORD
HAPPY FAMILY . . . Vito’s mum Elisa and wife Fiorella
LEEDS
back to the Premier League. Both
clubs will need a near-perfect
run-in to nick a play-off spot —
and their patchy form suggests it
will prove beyond them.
But both teams have quality
players who can dictate a match.
Boro boast Patrick Bamford and
Britt Assombalonga, while Leeds
were pleased to welcome Samuel
Saiz back from his ban for spitting at Newport’s Robbie Willmott.
He scares the life out of defenders and is that creative spark
every top side needs.
F O OT B A
L
DEAD CERT
ASTON VILLA at home to QPR. Boss
Steve Bruce (right) knows his side
cannot afford any slip-ups in the
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
SUNDERLAND parSHEFFIELD
race UTD
for automatic
promotion,
ticularly with Cardiff in fine form.
QPR need another win or two to
guarantee their safety — but it is
unlikely to come at Villa Park
tomorrow.
UB
By NEIL REDFEARN
talkSPORT co-commentator
LL
CL
I LOVE going to the Riverside,
the locals aren’t shy of letting
you know what they think of you!
You know you’re in a proper
match and Leeds fans will arrive
— weather-permitting — in their
droves as always, so we are guaranteed a cracking atmosphere.
But these two giants in the
Championship have not had it all
their own way this season.
The fact both have replaced their
managers speaks volumes of the
pressure at this level.
With Thomas Christiansen and
Garry Monk gone, it now lies with
Paul Heckingbottom and Tony Pulis
to guide their respective sides
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BLACKBURN v WIGAN. This meeting
of the two big beasts in League One
on
Sunday
could
define
who goes
up
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CARDIFF
BRISTOL
CITY BURTON
as champions.
Rovers, under the guidance of
boss Tony Mowbray (left), have won
FOUR on the bounce but Manchester
City
slayers Wigan look the QPR
most
NORWICH NOTTINGHAM PRESTON
complete side in the division.
I885
WOLVES
CHEEKY PUNT FOR YOUR ACCA
PLYMOUTH
away
at
Rochdale.
SunSport has put the spotlight on
Argyle’s incredible rise from bottom
of the league in December to the
play-offs now.
And who would bet against Derek
Adams (left) and his team making it
SEVEN wins in a row at basementboys Dale tomorrow?
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Egging
him on
LATICS POACHED GEV
GEVARO NEPOMUCENO is
being fuelled by something
as English as it gets —
scrambled egg and beans
on toast.
The Oldham ace is from Curacao, a
tiny island in the Caribbean, 40 miles
off the coast of Venezuela.
He admits he had no idea what the
British food was when he first
clapped eyes on it.
Nepomuceno has been a hit in
League One.
And English grub is a hit with the
centre-forward now he has tried it.
The Curacao striker, 25, told SunSport: “I’d never eaten scrambled
eggs and beans before. But I have
now — and I like it. If I never came
to England, I’d probably have never
tried it.
“I’ve told my family in Curacao
about scrambled egg and beans on
toast and they say, ‘What is this?’. I
was the same the first time I ate it,
but it’s good.
“For the first month here I was
shocked at the food because in Holland you eat rice with chicken or
halal food. But here you eat fish and
chips.”
Curacao is a Dutch enclave and
Nepomuceno has spent much of his
career in the Netherlands.
He was urged to move to Boundary
Park by Holland legend Patrick Kluivert, of all people.
Now the Latics hitman is settled in
Manchester, often nipping out to coffee shops and cafes to indulge in
his new favourite dish.
But the red-brick terraces of
EXCLUSIVE by GARY CARTER
Oldham, where this week temperatures
will struggle to reach zero degrees,
seem a million miles away from the
multi-coloured homes of sun-kissed
Curacao capital Willemstad, where
temperatures can average 33C.
However, the forward (below), who
has already had two managers and
two club owners in his first season, is
fond of his new surroundings — both
on and off the field.
Nepomuceno added: “Manchester is
one of the best cities I’ve ever
lived in. While Oldham is a
bit cold, the sun is out every
day in Willemstad, which is a
lovely place.
“I tell my family back home
what it’s like here . . . but I
think they want to see it.
“And here you will have
a good job, whereas in
Willemstad you probably would not. They
HIS PLAYING CAREER
CLUB
GAMES GOALS
Den Bosch (2011-12)
17
Fortuna Sittard (2012-14) 59
Petrolul Ploiesti (2014-15) 58
Maritimo (2016-17)
13
Famalicao (2017, loan)
13
3
Oldham (2017-)
151 12
TOTAL
INTERNATIONAL
Curacao (2014-)
GAMES
29
2
7
3
0
0
0
GOALS
4
don’t have a full
full-time
time football league
there and I really like English football.
“And once the game starts, I don’t
think about the cold!
“I have to be honest, the first two
or three months were difficult for me
because it’s so physical and at first I
didn’t know how to deal with it.
“It was more the long balls than
the defenders kicking me.
“That was the difficult part as I
was more technical than just chasing
the second ball.”
He prefers playing for Oldham
since Richie Wellens replaced John
Sheridan as boss, because Wellens’
style of play is more suited to him.
Kluivert recommended the move
while he was manager of Curacao’s national team.
Former Holland striker
Kluivert coached Curacao
in qualifiers for this
summer’s World Cup
and
steered
them
through the first two
rounds before going
out to El Salvador.
It was the country’s
best
performance in qualifying.
Nepomuceno said: “Patrick and
me had a good connection and he
told me Oldham is a nice club. That’s
why I came here.
“I hadn’t heard of Oldham before
Patrick told me as I don’t follow
football that much.
“But he said it was a good
opportunity in England for
me.”
Especially for the
eggs and beans.
NICKY: COACHING
CHING SH
NICKY SHOREY will never forget the fear
EXCLUSIVE by TOM BARCLAY
that grips every footballer when they hang
more than anyone else. The former
up their boots and ask: Now what do I do? him
Reading star (left), 37, said: “I constantly
One thing Shorey was NOT going to get
into was coaching.
The former England defender felt it did
not suit his “quiet” personality and only
did his Uefa B licence because his dad
insisted he should.
Yet within days of playing his final
game for non-league Hungerford Town
in autumn 2016, Shorey had moved
straight into a coaching role at
Stevenage — a move which shocked
thought about what I was going to do next.
It really used to scare me.
“I know some people say that as soon as
you finish playing, people quickly forget you
but that wasn’t a worry for me.
“It was more a case of, ‘What will I do
with myself?’. I needed something to get me
up in the morning and push me. That’s what
I’d always had.
“I really didn’t think I would ever go into
coaching. I didn’t think it was suited to me
and my characteristics.
cs.
keep myself to myself.
self. I
in-your-face, tell-people
le
character.
“My dad pushed me
e to
said, ‘Just do it and
d see’
“I was training at Steve
ve
fit and a role came
e up.
“They asked if I had
d a
‘We could do with
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around the place, why
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“I’ve been there ever
er s
enjoyed it.”
And 18 months later S
key part of Darren
en Sar
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CURACAO FACTFILE
LOCATION
CAPITAL CITY
One of the “Lesser
Antilles” – a group of 21
island states in the
Caribbean Sea
Willemstad
SOVEREIGN STATE
LANGUAGES
Netherlands
Dutch, Papiamentu, English
POPULATION
DISTANCE TO OLDHAM
160,337
4,595 miles
AREA SIZE
171 square miles
BOUNDARY SPARK . . . Latics ace
Gevaro Nepomuceno celebrates
after scoring against Northampton
LOCAL HERO . . . Dutch great
Patrick Kluivert with Curacao fans
at a 2015 friendly with Suriname
KLUIVERT’S CLUB CAREER
CLUB
GAMES GOALS INTERNATIO
NAL
Ajax (1994-1997)
100
52
Holland (1994-2004)
AC Milan (1997-1998)
33
9
GAMES 79 GOALS 40
Barcelona (1998-2004)
257 122
Newcastle (2004-2005)
37
13
AS A MANAGER
Valencia (2005-2006)
16
2 AND
(2015-2016)
PSV (2006-2007)
21
3 Curacao
GAMES 12 WIN RATE 50%
Lille (2007-2008)
14
4
TOTAL
478 205
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alongside experienced advisor Glenn Roeder.
It took him a while to find his voice alongside two opinionated football men.
But working with the pair boosted his
confidence, along with all the tips he picks
up from Roeder when they travel into work
together every day from Essex.
And now Shorey, who won two caps for
England (right), would not rule out following
Sarll into management one day.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Lamex
Stadium
clash
with
promotion-chasers
Mansfield, the former Aston Villa man added:
“I give it a lot straighter now than when I
first joined. They are two quite big
characters who say it how it is — they
don’t care if they upset people.
“I’ve learnt a lot. I’ll see how I
progress. I feel like I’m improving and
getting more confident.
“Management is definitely entering
my thought process more than I
thought it would when I first started.
“I said to my missus I feel more
tired as a coach coming home because my
brain is more frazzled than as a player.
“I have a lot more sympathy for the managers and coaches I worked with as a player.
“I want to say, ‘Sorry I was such hard work,
I didn’t realise how hard your job was!’. ”
5
6 ............... Friday, March 2,, 2018
1GG
GOALS
DAVID FLITCROFT
P
quit League Two
Swindon
for
rivals
Mansfield to ‘go up’.
Flitcroft, 44, replaces
Steve Evans who left to
be Peterborough boss.
He said: “I wouldn’t
be here if I couldn’t
get this club up.”
Matt Taylor is caretaker chief at Swindon.
SAWYER . . . belief
PILGRIMS’
LGRIM
This time
next year . . .
Del’s boys
could be in the
Championship
By TOM BARCLAY
Cott talking
up support
STEVE COTTERILL had
“supportive” face-to-face
talks with Birmingham
supremo Zhao Wenqing.
Fans turned on the
Blues boss during Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Barnsley — one throwing a
plastic Coke bottle at him.
Birmingham slid into
the
Championship’s
bottom
three and exMiddlesbrough
chief
Garry
Monk was tipped
to take over.
But Cotterill (left)
said: “I met the chairman
on Monday night. He was
incredibly supportive.
“Being on the other side
of the world, it’s hard for
him to get a clear picture
— now has a true picture.”
On the bottle-throwing
incident, he joked: “I did
ask the guy for a Diet
Coke, not a full-fat one.”
OXFORD
could
P
offer
ex-England
boss Steve McClaren a
return to management.
The 56-year-old, who
played for the League
One side in the 1990s,
has been out of work
since August and could
replace sacked Pep
Clotet after Craig Bellamy ruled himself out.
By ROB MAUL
THE weekend’s EFL
fixtures have fallen
foul to the Beast from
the East — and it
could get worse.
Sheffield
United’s
Bramall Lane clash
with Burton tomorrow
is the biggest game to
be called off so far.
A trio of matches in
League One have been
postponed,
including
the ninth v tenth
meeting of Bradford
and Portsmouth.
Many other games
are subject to pitch
inspections.
GAMES OFF
CHAMPIONSHIP: Sheffield Utd v
Burton. LEAGUE ONE: Bradford v
Portsmouth, Gillingham v Rotherham, Oxford v Fleetwood. LEAGUE
TWO: Newport v Accrington.
PITCH INSPECTIONS
CHAMPIONSHIP:
Barnsley
v
Norwich. LEAGUE ONE: AFC
Wimbledon v Charlton, Blackpool v
Northampton, Doncaster v Bury,
Shrewsbury
v
Peterborough.
LEAGUE TWO: Barnet v Port Vale,
Cambridge v Luton, Carlisle v
Grimsby, Cheltenham v Notts
County, Crawley v Wycombe,
Crewe v Forest Green, Exeter v
Chesterfield, Morecambe v Colchester, Stevenage v Mansfield,
Swindon v Yeovil.
BEFORE Christmas, Plymouth
were 5,000-1 shots to go up.
Sky Bet deemed it so unlikely,
the EFL sponsors chalked up
Derek Adams’ strugglers at the
same odds Leicester were to win
the title two years ago.
And we all remember how that
fairytale turned out.
Now another epic underdog story is
brewing down in Devon.
A 1-0 dockyard derby defeat at
Portsmouth on November 25 left
Argyle propping up League Two.
Since then, Adams’ zeroes-to-heroes
have taken a whopping 36 points from
a possible 45, as six straight wins
have seen them fly into sixth spot.
So how have they managed such an
amazing reversal of fortune?
Return to fitness of key players has
been huge.
The squad suffered an injury crisis
in the first half of the season that at
one point meant they had FOUR
goalkeepers sidelined.
The Pilgrims have also been without
their former Rochdale defender Ryan
Edwards, 24, following his diagnosis
for testicular cancer.
Striker Ryan Taylor also missed
three months with a broken ankle and
his comeback has been pivotal to the
upturn in form.
An Emile Heskey-type forward who
does not score a lot but is brilliant at
bringing others into play, Taylor’s
strengths have been exploited by
Adams switching formation.
Out went the winger-focused 4-2-3-1
which served them well in League
Two but left them too open a division
up this term.
In came a narrower 4-3-3, where
creative forces Graham Carey and
Ruben
Lameiras
could
feed
off
Taylor’s knockdowns.
Discipline, too, has improved. It had
to — after five red cards in 11 league
games by the end of September.
The arrival of the ball-playing
centre-back Zak Vyner on loan from
Bristol City complemented the rough
’n ready approach of Sonny Bradley
nicely at the back.
But most of all the players’ heads
never dropped — helped by the
positive approach of Adams, even
when some fans were calling for the
end of his now near three-year tenure
at Home Park.
Long-serving left-back Gary Sawyer,
32, who is now in his third spell at
Argyle over the past 14 years, said:
“We knew we had got ourselves into a
bad situation.
“But with the belief and ability in
the squad, it never felt like we would
be in trouble.
“I spoke to a lot of friends at other
clubs and there would be constant
phone calls after another loss of
‘Jesus, what’s happening?’
“But there was no panic. It
was just waiting for our
luck to turn.
“We knew that we
had enough time to
turn it around —
although I didn’t
see us doing
BIG TROUBLE . . .
Pompey left Argyle
bottom in November
INSPIRATION . . .
Argyle boss Adams
it quite so quickly.” Plymouth’s West
Country location can be a hindrance
when it comes to recruitment, with
many players reluctant to live so out
of the way.
But for those that do, deeper team
bonds can be forged — with so many
long away trips — and players often
stay put for longer.
‘Uno’, a card game, is the current
game of choice on the Pilgrims’ team
bus to help wile away the long hours
coming back from around of the
country.
The players do not play for
money.
But the loser — often Carey
who
undoubtedly
has
Championship
talents
but
feels settled in Devon — ends up
getting in the coffees during service
station stop-offs.
Adams took his players on another
team-bonding trip to Marbella last
week, after some mid-season training
under the sizzling Spanish sun helped
get them over the line last season.
The Scot, who as a child spent time
around Sir Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen
squad where his dad George was a
youth coach, keeps his own cards
close to his chest with the media.
No question he is the boss with his
players but he rarely shouts, never
swears and can have a laugh and joke
with them.
The former Ross County chief had
to virtually rebuild his squad at the
start of last season following their
play-off final heartbreak defeat by
AFC Wimbledon.
And the way Adams has negotiated
an extremely tricky spell this term
suggests the 42-year-old is destined
for bigger and better things.
Adams is introducing kids to the
first-team squad following the success
of the academy, whose Under-18 side
dumped Manchester City out of the
FA Youth Cup in December.
Yet despite having autonomy and a
good
relationship
with
chairman
James Brent, the Glaswegian wisely
never looks too far ahead.
Speaking recently on talkSPORT 2’s
excellent EFL show, The 72, Adams
said: “People talk about having a plan
SINCE DEFEAT BY PORTSMOUTH
(Nov 25, 2017)
Portsmouth
(a) L 1-0
24th
Gillingham
(h) W 2-1
22nd
Rotherham
(a) D 1-1
22nd
Oldham
(h) W 4-1
20th
MK Dons
(a) W 1-1
19th
Blackpool
(a) D 2-2
20th
Nov 25
Dec 9
Dec 16
Dec 23
Dec 26
Dec 30
Walsall
(h) W 1-0
16th
Jan 1
Friday, March 2, 2018 ...............
1GG
7
PLYMOUTH have won six league games
in a row and are looking to make it
seven for the first time since Jan 2004
when they go to Rochdale tomorrow.
11
7
in association with
ARGYLE were bottom after 20 matches
but have won 11 games out of 15 since
then (D3 L1). No side in League One has
more points (36) than them in that time.
DAN’S MAN
TO WATCH
PROGRESS
PROGR
S
OUR ANALYST DANNY HIGGINBOTHAM
CHOOSES A FOOTBALL LEAGUE GEM
IVAN
CAVALEIRO
Wolves
IVAN CAVALEIRO has been a crucial part of
Wolves’ fantastic season so far.
The Portuguese forward plays in their front three
and usually starts games out on the left.
But the trio are pretty fluid and Cavaleiro can
pop up on the right or in a ‘false nine’ position.
He has played up top with any of Diogo Jota,
Benik Afobe, Helder Costa or Leo Bonatini. But
Cavaleiro, 24, is the
one that starts every
week — and his form
Born Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
is red hot.
He
is
joint
top Age 24 Height 5ft 9in
of the Championship
assists chart with ten. Position Winger/forward Shirt number 7
Cavaleiro has also
CLUB CAREER
banged in eight goals Benfica B
(2012-2014)
and is a very direct, Benfica
(2013-2015)
quick player who can Deportivo
(2014-2015, loan)
take a defender on.
Monaco
(2015-2016)
He started out at Wolves
(2016-present)
Benfica, had a season INTERNATIONAL CAREER
on loan at Deportivo Portugal (2014-present) 2 caps
La Coruna — then
moved to Monaco for HIS CHAMPIONSHIP
STATS THIS SEASON
£10million, aged 21.
33
He played in the Games
24
Champions
League Starts
Minutes played
2,011
with the French club Goals
8
but after just one Minutes per goal
251.4
10
campaign,
ex-Wolves Assists
64%
boss Walter Zenga got Win rate
him for £7m.
The forward has represented Portugal at all junior
age groups and boasts two caps for the senior side.
Wolves have not won in three games and
need to get back on track fast as the gap to secondplaced Cardiff shrinks.
Tomorrow, the leaders host Reading, who are on a
bad run. And, in Cavaleiro, Wolves have a player
who can help them start firing again.
FACTFILE
LEAGUE ONE 2017-18
AFC WIMBLEDON
BRISTOL ROVERS
FLEETWOOD
PUNCHING ABOVE THEIR BANTAMWEIGHT
. . . Sarcevic sinks Bradford on Saturday to send
Argyle charging up into the play-off spots
OLDHAM
for the next one, two, three years. You
don’t have a plan for that.
“You have a plan for the next day
in this day and age. It’s about
planning for the next Saturday.
“It’s about getting the next result.
It’s about winning every game that
comes along because — as you see
from managers losing their jobs so
quickly — it’s impossible to have a
long-term plan.”
Adams may well not be preparing
for beyond tomorrow’s scheduled trip
to FA Cup heroes Rochdale.
But, all in all, the future looks
bright for well-supported Argyle, who
broke the 11,000 attendance barrier for
last Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Bradford at Home Park. Sawyer was at the
club the last time they were up in the
Championship.
It was a decent side too, despite
relegation in that 2009-10 season — a
side that included David Stockdale,
Alan Judge, Wales star Carl Fletcher
and a young Yannick Bolasie.
Sawyer became great mates with
QPR star Jamie Mackie, who was the
Pilgrims’ top-scorer that season, and
the
pair
holiday
together
every
summer and speak daily.
And now upbeat Argyle vice-captain
Sawyer can see the club going from
strength to strength.
He added: “The club is a sleeping
giant. It has a massive catchment
area.
“And the higher you go, the more
OUR tracker shows Plymouth have gone from being bottom of
League One to the play-off positions in just three months.
Bury
(h) W 3-0
12th
Jan 6
Doncaster
(a) D 1-1
13th
Jan 13
Wigan
(h) L 3-1
15th
Jan 20
Oldham
(a) W 2-1
13th
Jan 27
Blackburn
(h) W 2-0
11th
Feb 3
Shrewsbury
(a) W 2-1
10th
people will turn out. I
don’t think I have ever
been involved in a season
where
fortunes
have
changed so quickly.
“To go from 5,000-1 to what
we are now today — and with
a realistic chance of keeping
in these play-offs — is amazing
really.
“It’s a testament to the players
and board for keeping with it
when it wasn’t going right.”
Incidentally, where Plymouth
are today makes them 12-1 to
get promoted.
And with the run they are
on, you would not want to bet
against them.
PORTSMOUTH
Wimbledon
(h) W 4-2
8th
Feb 13
Feb 17
OXFORD UNITED
ROCHDALE
BLACKBURN
BLACKPOOL
SHREWSBURY
BRADFORD CITY
SOUTHEND
SUNDAY, LIVE ON
BRISTOL ROVERS
Bradford
(h) W 1-0
6th
Feb 24
GILLINGHAM
BRADFORD CITY
CHARLTON
DONCASTER
MK DONS
NORTHAMPTON
PETERBOROUGH
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
ROTHERHAM
SCUNTHORPE
WALSALL
WIGAN
BLACKBURN v WIGAN
OLDHAM
Feb 10
BURY
BLACKPOOL
LEAGUE ONE 2017-18
AFC WIMBLEDON
FLEETWOOD
Oxford
(a) W 1-0
7th
BLACKBURN
IT’S LIFT OFF
. . . Threlkeld
hugs Saturday
PORTSMOUTH
hero Sarcevic
BURY
CHARLTON
FROM 12pm
DONCASTER
By MATT MURRAY, talkSPORT co-commentator
EWOOD PARK will be bouncing for this ding-dong
derby and I cannot wait.
Wigan are strong defensively while Blackburn are good
going
forward, soMKit’s
hard toNORTHAMPTON
pick a clear favourite.
GILLINGHAM
DONS
But Latics boss Paul Cook and his players must still
be buzzing about that win over Manchester City.
As a player you build confidence more from performances rather than results or scorelines. But that
win over City had it all.
OXFORD UNITED
PETERBOROUGH
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
Both of these
sides should
be back up in the
second tier. They have suffered problems on and
off the field but now they are moving in the
right direction.
I think it will be an open game and will
won by the
team whoSCUNTHORPE
can handle the pressure
ROCHDALE
ROTHERHAM
and make the fewest mistakes.
8 ............... Friday, March 2, 2018
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TONY
PULIS’
Middlesbrough
side
host
Leeds tonight.
The
Boro
boss (above) has not
faced
them
since
2006-07,
when
his
Stoke team won both
league matches, 7-1
on aggregate.
SLEEPY JED MISSED BIRTH
NORWICH have
drawn
their
last
four
league
games
on the bounce.
Another draw at
Barnsley
tomorrow
and they will reach
five for the first
time since a run of
seven in Feb 1994.
SOUTHEND
star
Simon Cox must
be looking forward
to
the
visit of Walsall
tomorrow.
The striker (above)
has three goals in his
last
four
games
against them, including one in both of
the last two at home.
MILLWALL’S Jed Wallace
hopes he will not be
caught napping for the
arrival of Sunderland
— like he was for the
arrival of his son.
LITTLE WONDER . . .
Wallace with son Luca and
(below) scoring against
Rochdale in the FA Cup
JAMES COLLINS
(right) has had
a hand in all
of Luton’s last
three
away
goals
(two
goals, one assist).
He also has more
away goals than any
Hatters player this
term (seven).
Sun
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The midfielder is set to
line up against the Black
Cats at The Den tomorrow, just over a week
after becoming a dad
for the first time.
His girlfriend Abbie
gave birth to Luca
last Thursday — and
Wallace just missed
the big event.
He explained: “We
were in labour from
10pm the night before.
“Abbie’s mum was
with us at the hospital
and with me having a
game two days later, it was
agreed I should go home for
a couple of hours’ sleep
before returning at 9am for
what we thought would be
another 10 or 14 hours.
“But just as I got back to the
hospital, Abbie’s mum called to
say the baby was coming now.
“So like in a Hollywood movie I
ran through the hospital, diving
over trolleys, and as I entered the
room Abbie was lying there with the
baby on her chest.
“It was epic, just so emotional —
although I’ve taken a bit of stick off
the lads for missing the birth.
“Apparently it was quite a stressful birth as the umbilical cord got
caught around his neck.
“I don’t know how I would have
coped with that — my anxiety would
have been all over the place. So I
arrived in time for the nice bit.”
To be fair, any Millwall fan will
tell you that is one of the few deliveries Wallace has missed all season.
Little Luca certainly has plenty of
EFL pedigree as Abbie’s dad is
Portsmouth CEO Mark Catlin.
Wallace revealed: “He’s already
bought him a Portsmouth babygrow
but Luca is Millwall without doubt.”
The new parents met when Jed
was a young player at Portsmouth.
By PAUL JIGGINS
He admitted: “It was a bit weird at
first but it was fine after I left there
because I wasn’t getting bantered by
the boys for going out with the
chairman’s daughter!”
Wallace is not the only new dad
at Millwall. He said: “Jake Cooper
just had a little girl and named her
after my sister Elsie.
“Shaun Williams, who lives two
doors away from us, has two little
boys and Lee Gregory’s missus is
pregnant as well.
“All the mums meet up for coffee.
The way things are going the club
are going to have to build a crèche.”
Millwall are unbeaten in eight
Championship matches — not bad
for a club with the second smallest
budget in the division and who were
among the bookies’ favourites to go
down after promotion last season.
Wallace, who made his loan move
from Wolves permanent in the
summer, said: “Our main aim this
season was always to stay up.
“But if you look at our performances and where we are in the
league, had we picked up another
five or six points, we would be right
in the mix for the play-offs.”
A win over struggling Sunderland
tomorrow and Millwall fans will
dare to dream about getting promoted to the top flight for only the
second time in the club’s history.
On the previous occasion in 1988,
the south Londoners finished the
season with seven successive wins.
Wallace said: “We know we can’t
match up to the spending of other
teams but we can beat their hard
work and fight — and that’s what we
set out to do in every game.
“From what I’ve been told, we are
like a Millwall team of old and the
fans are right behind us. It’s strange
to see teams come to The Den and
crumble in the atmosphere.
“The dressing room is also amazing. There are no egos.
“Timmy Cahill, who is about to
play at a fifth successive World Cup,
asked to go out in the snow and
play for the Under-23s this week
just to get some game-time.
“Only at Millwall!”
MOOSE ON THE LOOSE
WELL done to all you hardy
souls who have kept football
going as the Beast from the
East did its best to wreck the
fixture list this week.
Taming the Beast
Peterborough defender Steven
Taylor led the way, grabbing a
broom to help sweep clear the
penalty box lines to keep his
side’s game with Walsall going.
And praise goes to groundsmen
up and down the country, who
this weekend will battle to ensure
as near a full programme as
possible goes ahead.
I did my bit a few years back
when the pitch at my local club
Barnet was covered in snow. I
went to Underhill with my kids to
help clear the pitch to make sure
the Bees’ match with Cheltenham
could go ahead.
This cold snap took me back to
my youth when games were
played on snowy pitches with an
orange ball, which we could have
done
with
at
Wembley
on
Wednesday for Rochdale’s FA Cup
defeat by Tottenham.
That game will be remembered
more for the VAR shambles rather
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
P W D L F A Pts
Wolves ........ 34 22 7 5 59 28 73
Cardiff ........ 34 20 7 7 50 27 67
Aston Villa..34 18 9 7 53 32
Derby .......... 34 16 12 6 53 31
Fulham........34 16 11 7 57 37
Sheff Utd....34 17 4 13 49 40
63
60
59
55
Bristol City . 34 14 12 8 48 40
Middlesbro . 34 15 7 12 46 34
Preston ......34 12 15 7 40 33
Brentford...34 13 11 10 50 41
Leeds...........34 14 7 13 47 43
Millwall ....... 34 12 12 10 40 35
Ipswich ....... 34 14 6 14 45 43
Norwich......34 12 11 11 34 37
Nottm For...34 12 4 18 41 53
QPR..............34 10 9 15 38 51
Sheff Wed .. 34 8 13 13 37 44
Reading.......34 8 10 16 39 48
Bolton.........34 8 10 16 29 51
Hull..............34 7 12 15 45 51
Barnsley......34 7 11 16 34 48
54
52
51
50
49
48
48
47
40
39
37
34
34
33
32
Birmingham34 8 6 20 22 51 30
Burton Alb..34 7 8 19 26 60 29
Sunderland.34 5 12 17 37 61 27
Tonight - Middlesbrough v Leeds.
Tomorrow (3.0) - Aston Villa v QPR,
Barnsley v Norwich, Bolton v Preston,
Brentford v Cardiff, Bristol City v Sheff
Wed, Derby v Fulham, Ipswich v Hull,
Millwall v Sunderland, Nottm Forest v
Birmingham, Wolves v Reading (5.30).
Off - Sheff Utd v Burton Albion.
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
P W D L F A Pts
Blackburn...35 21 9 5 65 33 72
Shrewsbury34 20 8 6 45 26 68
Wigan..........31 20 6 5 57 18
Rotherham.34 19 5 10 58 39
Scunthorpe 35 15 12 8 51 39
Plymouth....35 15 8 12 43 42
66
62
57
53
Charlton......33 14 9 10 43 41
Peterboro...34 13 11 10 53 44
Bradford.....34 15 5 14 48 51
Portsmouth35 15 4 16 42 44
Gillingham ..35 11 13 11 39 39
Bristol R......34 14 4 16 49 52
Southend....33 12 8 13 42 51
Doncaster...35 10 12 13 43 44
Oxford Utd . 34 11 9 14 49 51
Blackpool....34 10 12 12 42 44
Walsall ........ 34 10 11 13 44 49
AFC Wim’don35 10 8 17 34 46
N’thampton35 10 8 17 34 56
Fleetwood..34 10 7 17 45 56
51
50
50
49
46
46
44
42
42
42
41
38
38
37
Oldham ....... 33 9 9 15 46 58 36
MK Dons......34 7 11 16 32 47 32
Bury.............34 7 8 19 28 50 29
Rochdale.....30 5 11 14 29 41 26
Tomorrow (3.0) - AFC Wimbledon v
Charlton, Blackpool v Northampton, Doncaster v Bury, MK Dons v Bristol Rovers,
Rochdale v Plymouth, Scunthorpe v Oldham, Shrewsbury v Peterborough, Southend v Walsall. Off - Bradford v
Portsmouth, Gillingham v Rotherham,
Oxford Utd v Fleetwood Town. Sunday Blackburn v Wigan (12.0).
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
P W
Luton...........34 20
Accrington.34 20
Wycombe ... 35 18
D
8
5
8
L F A
6 74 34
9 58 38
9 67 51
Pts
68
65
62
Notts Co......35 17 10 8 56 36
Mansfield....34 16 12 6 53 35
Exeter.........33 18 4 11 44 37
Swindon......35 18 3 14 55 51
61
60
58
57
Coventry.....34 16 6 12 38 28
Lincoln City 34 14 11 9 46 37
Carlisle........35 14 9 12 50 45
Crawley Tn . 35 15 6 14 41 43
Colchester..35 13 11 11 45 41
Newport Co 34 12 12 10 41 43
Camb Utd....35 13 9 13 35 45
Stevenage..35 11 9 15 46 51
Cheltenham35 10 10 15 48 52
Yeovil..........34 10 8 16 46 55
Crewe..........35 11 3 21 41 57
Forest Green34 10 6 18 39 56
Grimsby ...... 35 9 9 17 30 51
Morecambe 33 8 11 14 34 44
Port Vale.....34 9 8 17 37 49
54
53
51
51
50
48
48
42
40
38
36
36
36
35
35
Chesterfield34 8 6 20 35 61 30
Barnet.........35 7 8 20 33 52 29
Tomorrow (3.0) - Barnet v Port Vale,
Cambridge Utd v Luton, Carlisle v
Grimsby, Cheltenham v Notts County,
Coventry v Lincoln City, Crawley Town v
Wycombe, Crewe v Forest Green, Exeter v
Chesterfield, Morecambe v Colchester,
Stevenage v Mansfield, Swindon v Yeovil.
Off - Newport County v Accrington
Stanley.
TALKSPORT’S Ian ‘The
Moose’ Abrahams hails
the fans... and super
sweeper Steven Taylor.
than Dale’s 6-1 defeat. I appreciate
refs need help and technology is
available to assist but the current
system just doesn’t work.
The game stops for too long, the
atmosphere dies while the man in
the middle waits for a decision.
Video decisions in rugby, cricket
and tennis are inclusive of the
audience. Football should take note.
If VAR is to be extended from
cups to league football, massive
SWEEPER . . . Posh’s Steven Taylor
changes need to be made.
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