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Thursday, January 4, 2018
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Thrones stamp and our Brexit mock-up
By ALEX DIAZ and LYNN DAVIDSON
Which party
leader has
ditched wife
for model?
FIND OUT ON PAGE 7
THE Royal Mail has been blasted for snubbing commemorative Brexit stamps — but
releasing a Game of Thrones set of 15.
Tory MP Nigel Evans said: “It’s inconsistent, irritating and annoying.”
Full Story — Page Two
lNo special stamps for Brexit
l..but 15 for Game of Thrones
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2GM RM
ROYAL MAIL REJECT BREXIT
STAMPS..SO WE’VE MADE SOME
What they could look like . . . our art whizzes have come up with four possible designs for commemorative Brexit stamps. Over to you, Royal Mail..
LICK IT UP YER
JUMPER!
By ALEX DIAZ, LYNN DAVIDSON
and HARRY COLE
Big idea
by Benn
BREXIT
frontman
Michael
Gove
is
backing The Sun’s
campaign
for
a
stamp to mark Britain leaving the EU.
We want Royal Mail
bosses to think again
after they refused to put
out a stamp to commemorate Brexit on 29 March
2019 — even though they
issued one when we
signed up in 1973.
Environment Secretary Mr
Gove
supported
our
demand, saying: “Royal Mail
marked Britain’s entry into
the EU and it’s only right
they mark the British people’s choice to leave.
“I’d welcome them commissioning Brexit stamps to
celebrate
this
important
moment in history.”
Fury
at
Royal
Mail’s
Brexit snub was inflamed
when they announced on
Tuesday that the first commemorative stamps of 2018
will feature characters from
US TV series Game of
Thrones.
Tory Brexiteer MP Nigel
Evans said: “They are not
recognising the fact the
Sun GIVE BREXIT STAMP OF APPROVAL
THE
Brexit vote was the largest
democratic vote this country
has ever seen. They have
got time to change their
minds. I hope they will.”
Ukip MEP Ray Finch
added: “It’s a disgrace the
Royal Mail is producing
advertising for a commercial
product
like
Game
of
Thrones but ignoring some-
thing of real importance to
the nation like Brexit.”
The Sun has today produced four mock-up Brexit
stamps to show how they
could look.
In 1973 our entry into the
then EEC was marked with
stamps showing a Union
Jack jigsaw piece slotting
into a European puzzle. In
The Sun Says — Page Ten
DRINKING causes cancer
by permanently damaging
genes, warn scientists.
They
found
alcohol
splits the DNA in stem
cells and faulty ones can
give rise to the disease.
It explains the link
between booze and seven
tumours including mouth,
throat, liver and breast.
A team at the Medical
Research
Council
in
Cambridge says a chemical made in the liver
when alcohol is broken
down attacked genes.
Cancer Research UK
said: “Damage costs some
more than a hangover.”
Bionic 1st
so handy
A WOMAN has been
given a bionic hand that
lets her feel the object
she is touching.
Italian Almerina Mascarello was fitted with
the new technology after
losing her left hand.
The prosthetic device —
created by an international team — can detect
whether objects are soft
or hard and relays data
to Almerina’s brain using
tiny electrode implants in
her arm nerves.
She said: “The feeling
is spontaneous as if it
were your real hand. I
feel complete.”
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CLARIFICATIONS
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MR MEN, R2D2..BUT NO TO EU EXIT
By HARRY COLE
FARMERS will get a five-year
transition period to wean them
off EU subsidies, Michael Gove
will announce today.
A fully revamped post-Brexit
payments system will take until
2024 to implement.
That is more than twice as
long as the two-year Brexit
transition phase Theresa May
Deadline . . Theresa May
STAMP collections released
since Britain voted for
Brexit on 23 June, 2016,
have featured landscape
gardens,
windmills
and
watermills, the Mr Men
and classic toys.
Others celebrated Star
Wars, racehorse legends
By HARRY COLE
and writers Agatha Christie and Beatrix Potter.
The Game of Thrones
stamps will feature characters such as Daenerys
Targaryen and Jon Snow
from January 23.
FARMERS’ 5YR SUBSIDY
has set out for the rest of the
country.
Environment
Secretary
Mr
Gove will tell the Oxford Farming Conference: “I want to give
farmers and land managers
time and the tools to adapt to
the future.” But he will offer no
firm details of how the new
system will work.
Mr Gove will declare that
whatever replaces the Common
Agricultural Policy must “move
away from subsidies for ineffi-
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1992 another stamp was
issued for the birth of the
Single European Market.
Royal Mail said yesterday:
“Royal Mail does not intend
to issue a stamp to mark
the UK’s EU exit. We have
nothing further to add.”
alex.diaz@the-sun.co.uk
SPECIAL
stamps
were
created by Labour leftwinger Tony Benn in 1965
after he became Postmaster General.
Until then commemorative stamps marked outstanding events or royal
and postal anniversaries.
Benn set out a new
criteria for special stamps
to
celebrate
events
of national importance,
notable anniversaries or
reflect Britain’s contribution to the world.
Drink link
to cancer
TODAY: It will be a wet start for
England, Wales and Northern
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showers and strong winds in
northern England.
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ciency”. He will condemn the
current system as “fundamentally flawed”.
Mr Gove will say: “It gives
the most from the public purse
to those who have the most
private wealth.”
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PUZZLES: PAGE 43
POLICE investigating the
fatal street stabbing of a
man and separate attacks
on two others in the
same
town
have
not
ruled out terrorism.
A Japanese man aged
24 died after he was
knifed in the back in
Dundalk, Republic of Ireland, where he lived.
In the other attacks,
which took place within
40 minutes of the killing,
victims were knifed or
hit with an iron bar.
An 18-year-old Egyptian
man
has
been
arrested. Police believe he
has been seeking asylum.
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Today’s
birthdays
STRICTLY judge CRAIG
REVEL HORWOOD, 53,
left, Mad Men’s JULIA
ORMOND, 53, right, TV
chef RICK STEIN, 71, and
rapper LABRINTH, 29.
lLast night’s Health
Lottery numbers: 3, 33,
34, 38, 49. Bonus No: 21.
Last night’s winning
Lotto numbers: 11, 19, 20,
30, 35, 49. Bonus No: 44.
Thursday, January 4, 2018 ...............
2GM
LOVELY MRS BUBLÉ
3
HIPPO HIT
Fireman
slam for
‘sexist’
Cbeebie
I’m a
genderneutral
fireperson
By JACK LING
SINGER Michael Bublé may be
worthy of note, but it’s his
wife Luisana Lopilato who has
us all a-quaver today.
The Argentine actress and model, 30,
can make any heartthrob miss a beat.
Canadian Michael,
42, left, headlines
July’s BST festival in
Hyde Park, and says
he can’t wait.
Bring the missus
Mike,
and
we’ll
open the Bublé!
Playing with fire . . . Roly the hippo
ROLY IN PC STORM
FIREFIGHTERS have accused the BBC of
sexism
after
one
of
its
children’s
programmes used the term fireman.
CBeebies show Hey Duggee saw Roly the hippo
say he was dressing up as a fireman.
But the London Fire Brigade took offence. It accused
the BBC on Twitter of using “very outdated” language. It
said the word firefighter
By PAUL REVOIR
was a more “respectful,
inclusive, non-sexist, non- sive terminology is important
gendered term”.
if we want to encourage
And it said it was “sad” girls, as well as boys, to be
that a retired female fire- future firefighters.”
fighter
who
fought
the
The Beeb said: “CBeebies
King’s Cross inferno in 1987 strives to avoid stereotyping
had to explain the word to and
looks
to
celebrate
her two-year-old grandson. strong female role models
The Greenwich section of with characters such as
the LFB said: “Women have Nina, a scientist, and Go
been firefighters for over 40 Jetters’ Xuli, who is a pilot.”
years. Non-sexist, all inclupaul.revoir@the-sun.co.uk
Picture: CHILLI MEDIA
Davina’s crush
on muscle man
bi
arre
PAGES 22 & 23
ALARMING NEWS
ITV NEWS was halted and the studio evacuated when a
fire alarm went off halfway through last night’s live bulletin.
Presenter Tom Bradby told the 10pm flagship show’s
viewers: “I’m sorry, we have to go. These things happen
and unfortunately it’s happened tonight. It’s goodnight.”
Viewers saw an apology on screen until the local news
bulletins began. It turned out to be a false alarm.
4 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018
2GM
NHS CRISIS WARDS
‘LIKE BATTLEFIELDS’
16 ts
NHS trus
on highest
alert level
AT
least
16
hospital
trusts had last night
declared “black alerts” as
under-pressure
medics
said they were working in
“battlefield” conditions.
Overcrowding and understaffing has forced the NHS
By SHAUN WOOLLER
and NICK MCDERMOTT
to cancel thousands of ops —
with Health Secretary Jeremy
Hunt apologising “unreservedly” to those affected.
A poll of more than 100 NHS
trusts with an A&E revealed 16
of the 58 that responded had
been put on the highest level of
alert due to “sustained pressure”.
It signals they can no longer
offer comprehensive care and
patient safety is at increased risk.
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has been on black
alert since December 28.
And Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust said A&E is currently at twice its capacity.
Dr Anu Mitra, a consultant at
the trust, wrote on Twitter: “This
is battlefield medicine. For next
few weeks it won’t be exception
but norm.”
Meanwhile, A&E patients in
Scarborough have reported waits
of up to ten hours to be seen.
NHS England said prompt
action had been taken to help
free up beds and staff so the
sickest patients can be cared for.
shaun.wooller@the-sun.co.uk
Trusts in
gifts row
HEALTH chiefs have
accepted £5million of
gifts and sponsorship
from private firms in
the past two years, an
investigation reveals.
Goodies include tickets to a Beyonce gig,
an
England
cricket
match, a Manchester
United game and a
football awards evening.
A BMJ probe found
drugs,
catering
and
property
firms
are
among
donors
to
England’s 207 clinical
commissioning groups.
Researchers said the
practice raises conflict
of interest questions.
The Sun Says — Page Ten
Migrants
thug link
My priority . . . Anthony in pool with
son Joseph
Joshua
Junior
VIOLENT crime in Germany has risen since its
influx of migrants, a
study found.
Reports of crime were
up ten per cent in the
northern state of Lower
Saxony in 2015 and 2016.
Researchers say 92 per
cent of the extra crimes
recorded were down to
an increase in arrivals,
mostly young, male and
from Muslim countries.
Germany’s family ministry, which ordered the
study, said: “This shows
that those who come here
mustn’t be left to their
own devices.
“Only that way can we
ensure that boredom and
frustration don’t result in
criminal behaviour.”
BoJo lift
for Toby
BORIS Johnson yesterday
backed under-fire free
schools
pioneer
Toby
Young after his appointment to the board of the
universities watchdog.
The Foreign Secretary
called him the “ideal
man for the job”.
Environment Secretary
Michael Gove hailed him
for “working night and
day to provide great state
schools for children of
every background”.
But Business Minister
Margot James criticised
Mr Young after he was
accused of making crude
comments online — some
about women’s breasts.
Mr Young said the hard
Left “deliberately misinterpreted” his remarks.
The Sun Says — Page Ten
6 held on
knife kills
BOXING world champ Anthony Joshua
enjoys a bob and wave in the Dubai sea
with two-year-old son Joseph.
The heavyweight, 28, was snapped
after posting online: “New Year’s Resolution . . . family time is the main priority.”
The Sun told in 2016 how he had kept
Joseph’s birth a secret. The tot’s mum
is his on-off girlfriend Nicole Osbourne.
SIX
men
have
been
arrested after four people
were stabbed to death in
London within 24 hours.
A 17-year-old boy and
two men aged 18 and 20
were attacked on New
Year’s Eve.
A man aged 22 was
knifed on New Year’s
Day. All of the attacks
were unrelated.
A 19-year-old and five
men aged 17 to 21 are in
custody
in
connection
with two of the attacks.
STORM BRU-ING
Irn-Bru bosses sparked
panic buying after saying
production of the drink’s
“full
strength”
version
will stop within days.
Thursday, January 4, 2018 ...............
1GM
SCRATCHCARD BONANZA
By PAUL SIMS
A
TRANSGENDER
taxi
driver who won £4million
on a scratchcard snubbed
her kids yesterday — and
said: “It’s payback time.”
Melissa Ede, 57, plans to
splash out on a new home, a
£50,000 Mercedes and a lavish
wedding to her girlfriend.
My kids
cut me out
of their
lives
MY FARE LADY
Happy cabbie Melissa holds up
four fingers and, right, as Les
TRANS LOTTO
WINNER: IT’S
PAYBACK TIME
She snubs kids over £4million jackpot
Fare old sum . . . cabbie
Amo with his daughters
She will even reward fans of her
madcap
YouTube
videos
who
donated between £5 and £20 to an
appeal to replace her rotting teeth.
But she refuses to help out her
four adult kids — aged 19, 29, 30
and 39 — because they disowned
her when she turned her back on
life as Les around 12 years ago.
Melissa told a press conference:
“I know we should all love our
children unconditionally but they
cut me out of their lives.
“They weren’t there during my
hardest times and rejected me.
“I still love them but I don’t want
false love off them because I’ve got
money now.
“The people who have stood by
me through thick and thin — it’s
payback time for them.”
Melissa plans to leave the single
room she has occupied in
a shared home for 15
years for a £500,000 pad
in her home city of Hull.
She aims to ditch her
clapped-out Ford Mondeo
for an R-class sevenseater Mercedes.
Melissa also wants to
splash cash on a 2018
wedding to fancy dress
shop owner Rachel Nason.
They met a year ago
and got engaged after
mum-of-five Rachel, 37,
proposed
three
days
before the win.
It will be the second
time Melissa has wed.
She married her school
sweetheart when 19 and
her then wife was 17.
She said: “It was a
different way of life then.
I had one child with her
and three others with
another girlfriend.
“But I’ve known I
wanted to be a girl ever since I
was three.”
She has been Melissa for 12 to 14
years and finally had full gender
realignment surgery in 2011.
She revealed: “My mum and dad
both died last year but hadn’t spoken to me since I became Melissa.
“My kids also disowned me and
changed their surnames so as not
to be associated with me.
“There should be no stigma.
Things go wrong in people’s lives,
their make-up and their chromosomes. Everybody's human and it’s
about time people realise that.”
Fame-hungry Melissa — who has
appeared on Judge Rinder and The
Jeremy Kyle Show — has now quit
after 25 years as a taxi driver.
Her wacky YouTube videos show
her dancing around her kitchen
with items hanging from her boobs.
She says her new-found wealth
will enable her to fulfil her dreams
such as getting a new set of teeth,
launching a fashion line and
writing her autobiography.
Melissa bought her winning £10
scratchcard from a petrol station
last Saturday. She said: “I ran back
into the garage and shouted ‘Oh my
God, you won’t believe this, you’ve
just handed me £4million’.”
DRIVERS are on course to be the
profession most likely to become
National Lottery millionaires — a
title they last held in 2016 — after
Melissa and cabbie Amo Riselli hit
the jackpot. paul.sims@the-sun.co.uk
l
£24M CABBIE’S FERRARI
A SECOND cabbie won £24,501,283 on
the Lotto and vowed yesterday to swap
his Ford S-Max for a Ferrari.
Amo Riselli, 50, celebrated with his
five daughters and said of his taxi job:
“I’ve hung up my keys.”
The widower, whose random numbers came up in the December 27
draw, drove around unaware for two
By ALEX WEST and ANDY JEHRING
days with the ticket in his glovebox.
He now plans to quit his £180,000
Gloucester semi for a mansion.
His mum Maria, 79, joined yesterday’s knees-up at a local hotel. Also
there was ex-England and Gloucester
rugby ace Phil Vickery, 41. He said: “I
know Amo because he used to drive
me around. Now I think he will be
asking me to drive him.”
Amo’s partner Donna died at Christmas four years ago. She was decorating their tree when she had a heart
attack at age 40. Liverpool fan Amo,
who plans to get a box at Anfield,
said: “She is looking down on us.”
5
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1GM
Thursday, January 4, 2018 ...............
2GM
BREXIT SEXCLUSIVE
Vision . . . Christine
Lampard
‘saw 9/11
attack in
a dream’
Party address . . Mr Bolton
By HARRY COLE
Westminster Correspondent
and JONATHAN REILLY
UKIP’S new leader
has left his wife for a
topless
model
25
years his junior.
By HOWELL DAVIES
TELLY
host
Christine
Lampard saw the 9/11
terror attacks in a dream
just days before they
happened, she claims.
Christine, 38, saw herself in one of the planes
that hit New York’s Twin
Towers in 2001.
The star of ITV’s Loose
Women said: “I could see
straight ahead through
the cockpit. It was open.
“I could see us going
into the building. I could
see hundreds and hundreds of windows. This
was days before.
“And then I was in
work on the day it happened and
thought, ‘I
saw that’.” The terror
attacks killed 2,996 and
injured more than 6,000.
Christine claimed last
year that she saved former footie star husband
Frank, 39, from falling
scaffolding after predicting it would happen.
Monday
is D-Day
LAWYERS say Monday
will be “Divorce Day” as
couples start proceedings
after a stormy Christmas.
They see a leap in
inquiries on the first full
week back at work.
Some even get calls on
Christmas Day, especially
when estranged partners
fail to hand over children.
Charlotte Leyshon, of
Cardiff law firm Lux, was
rung by a wife who did
not get a diamond Rolex
she had found a receipt
for. The husband had
bought it for his mistress.
Calls to Relate went up
24 per cent last January.
Chief
Chris
Sherwood
said: “Tensions come to a
head over Christmas.”
Creamy
egg hunt
CADBURY has made a
white chocolate version of
its
much-loved
Creme
Egg — and if you find
one you could win £2,000.
The white eggs are in
the same wrapper and
identical to a normal egg
except for the shell.
There are believed to
be around 371 of them
already in shops.
One lucky winner will
land the top prize, while
others of £1,000 and £100
will also be on offer.
If the egg is found by
someone under 16 then
their parent or guardian
must claim the winnings.
It comes as some shops
began
stocking
Easter
eggs four months early.
GET ROYALLY P***ED
A new pub has been
named
The
Princess
Charlotte
after
the
two-year-old
Royal
in
Colchester, Essex.
Twice-wed
ex-Army
captain Henry Bolton,
54, spent Christmas with
29-year-old Jo Marney
and has introduced her
to party bigwigs.
THE LOVER
Mr Bolton with Brexit fan Jo Marney
THE WIFE
Russian Tatiana is now living abroad
Ukip chief
ditches wife
for topless
glam model
half his age
Party girl . . . Jo
in leather jacket
for glam shoot
She describes herself as a
“model, actor and Brexiteer”
— and her social media
mixes
pro-Brexit
pieces
with scantily-clad snaps.
Last night a friend told
The Sun: “It certainly took
us all by surprise, but Jo is
one of the Ukip family now.
“She’s lovely and clever
and wants to help and
support Henry.”
Dad-of-three Mr Bolton
referred to his Russian wife
Tatiana
as
“supportive”
when he pulled off a shock
victory to take over the
party from Nigel Farage last
September. But last night he
said they had split in July.
Mr Bolton, wearing slippers, answered the door at
Jo’s
family
home
near
Maidstone in Kent.
Asked if they were in a
relationship, he replied: “The
answer is yes, I’m here just
visiting for the moment.
“My wife is fully aware of
what’s been going on and
has been abroad since July.”
He and Miss Marney then
went for a stroll, walking
into woods arm-in-arm.
On Boxing Day she had
tweeted a picture of Mr
Bolton with a purple heart
— Ukip’s party colours.
And on New Year’s Day
Mr Bolton joked on Twitter:
“Myself
and
Jo
Marney
nearly run over by George
Osborne in Covent Garden.”
Former
diplomat
Mr
Bolton was awarded an
OBE in 2013 for services to
international security. He
was in the Army full-time
for 11 years and served for
eight as an officer with
Thames
Valley
Police,
receiving a bravery award.
He was in the Lib Dems
until joining Ukip in 2014
and lived with Tatiana in
Folkestone.
They have two daughters
aged four and two, the
second born on a train at
St Pancras railway station.
They named her Victoria.
Mr Bolton also has a
32-year-old with his Danish
first wife.
Last night his spokesman
confirmed: “His wife is aware
of the relationship between
Henry and Jo and is living
and working abroad.”
harry.cole@thesun.co.uk
PHEW
PHEWKIP!
7
8 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018
Petrol at
3yr peak
PETROL
prices
have
soared to a three-year
high, says the RAC.
An average litre of
unleaded hit £1.21 last
month. Diesel is £1.23.
Since July, filling up a
55-litre family car has
risen £4 for unleaded and
£5 for diesel.
It is because Opec production cuts sent a barrel
of oil to $67 — the highest since May 2015.
The RAC said: “The
good times of lower cost
fuel appear to be over.”
OFF HIS NUTS
Jamal Deen, 37, denies
drug dealing after bags of
cocaine were found tied
to his genitals in Malvern,
Worcs. Trial continues.
2GM
It’s Kate
Bumble
BBC wildlife host
Kate Humble goes
eau nature-lle by
skinny dipping in a
freezing lake.
Kate, 49, bared all
for new series Off
The Beaten Track,
filmed in Wales.
She said: “I can’t
speak, it’s so cold.”
Hostage
sex raps
A MAN held hostage by
the Taliban for five years
has been arrested for 15
offences including sexual
assault and death threats.
Canadian Joshua Boyle,
34, and wife Caitlan Coleman were snatched while
backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012.
They were freed — along
with their three kids born
in captivity — last October.
Boyle’s alleged offences
are said to have happened
in Canada after his release
up until last month.
He appeared in court in
Ottawa yesterday and will
remain in custody ahead
of a hearing next week.
Tories on
the rope
DOUBLE the number of
Tories want to bring
back hanging than want
a Soft Brexit, a membership survey has revealed.
A quarter of Conservatives want to stay in the
EU’s single market but
half would bring back
the rope. Four out of five
Labour
members
said
they want a Soft Brexit.
Pollsters YouGov and
researchers from Queen
Mary University in London asked members of
the four major parties
about their attitude to
key political issues.
It also emerged Tories
are older and less active
than any other party.
Chef is a
vegoner
A CHEF who got death
threats after boasting she
“spiked” a vegan diner’s
meal quit yesterday.
Laura
Goodman,
47,
served
up
non-vegan
cheese at one of two Italian
restaurants
she
helped run in Shifnal
and Albrighton, Shrops.
She joked online how
the woman had gone to
bed “still believing she’s
a vegan”.
One furious web user
demanded she be prosecuted for assault.
The owners of the Carlini restaurants confirmed
yesterday: “Laura Goodman has tendered her
resignation.”
ROOF CAVES IN
Venue Kensington Roof
Gardens is to close after
owner Sir Richard Branson said it was struggling
to make a profit.
WEB ALERT
KIDS, 10
SOCIAL
MEDIA
JUNKIES
Hooked . . kids pressured to stay connected
Addicted to ‘likes’
By CHLOE MAYER
YOUNG children are being turned
into social media junkies, a
report revealed yesterday.
Three in four aged between ten and
12 have their own accounts despite
the age limit of 13, the study said.
Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, said many youngsters
faced “an avalanche of pressure” to be
constantly contactable and connected.
Many measure their sense of worth by the
level of online approval they receive.
Her report on children aged eight to 12
revealed sites such as Snapchat and
WhatsApp are “still not doing
enough” to protect children.
She said youngsters should
be given digital literacy and
resilience lessons and warned
that failure to help could
leave them “chasing likes to
make them feel happy”.
lynn.davidson@the-sun.co.uk
Warning . . . Longfield
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Brennand . . . yesterday
Deputy’s
‘abuse of
25 girls at
primary’
By SARAH RIDLEY
A
PRIMARY
school’s
deputy head carried out
sex attacks on 25 girls
aged ten and 11, a court
heard yesterday.
Grahame Brennand, 70,
allegedly assaulted them
as he put them on his
knee or checked work
while standing over them
between 1973 and 1989.
He also set up a first
aid club at St John’s in
Baxenden, Lancs, as an
excuse to touch their
thighs while showing how
to make a splint, Preston
crown court was told.
Prosecutor
Robert
Golinski
said:
“His
conduct at times was
almost blatant but went
largely unchallenged.”
Brennand, of Preston,
denies
48
charges
of
indecent assault and four
of cruelty against two
boys. The trial continues.
lMANC BOMB ‘HOMELESS HERO’ GUILTY
lROBBED VICTIMS & TOOK PICS OF DEAD
BEGGARS
BELIEF
By GUY PATRICK
A BEGGAR hailed a hero
after boasting of helping
Manchester Arena terror
victims admitted robbing
them yesterday.
Chris Parker, 33, even took
pictures of dead bodies on his
mobile phone.
2
DAYS
TO GO
SEE PAGE 24
Bank raid
for good
MINISTERS have taken
£330million from dormant
bank and building society
accounts to help the
homeless and needy.
Money untouched for 15
years
can
be
legally
raided for good causes.
The cash will be allocated across England to
help disadvantaged kids
into work, house families
and
vulnerable
people
and tackle problem debt.
Money will also go
towards those suffering
mental health problems.
Civil Society Minister
Tracey Crouch said: “We
can make a real difference.” Any funds that
are mistakenly withdrawn
can be reclaimed.
£1M SPIRIT LIFTED
A
diamond-encrusted
gold and silver bottle of
Russo-Baltique
vodka
worth £1million was stolen
from a Copenhagen bar.
9
Guilty . . . Parker
following earlier
appearance in
court and, below,
cops help injured
victim on night
Parker claimed to have raced to
help the dead and injured after the
blast, which killed 22 fans as they
left an Ariana Grande concert.
The public later pledged £52,000
to help him when he claimed to be
“really struggling” financially while
speaking of his heroics in the
aftermath of the attack.
Parker tried to play down his
role, saying: “I’m just a normal
guy . . . who ran into the Arena that
night
all
because
I
heard kids screaming. I
had no choice.
“I’d do it all over
again quite happily.”
He even said: “I’m
supposed to be a hero,
but I’m not a hero.”
Prosecutors yesterday
said it was clear Parker
provided “some limited
assistance” to victims
in the foyer.
But the court heard
that,
equally,
the
homeless cheat took
the
opportunity
to
go thieving. He stole a purse
from Pauline Healey as her granddaughter Sorrell Leczkowski, 14,
lay dying.
CCTV played in court showed
him wandering among the dead
looking for easy pickings and
repeatedly returning to injured
Pauline, from Leeds, before leaning
over her and taking her handbag.
Within hours, he was using her
bank card at McDonald’s.
Parker also admitted taking the
mobile of another victim who cannot be named for legal reasons.
A series of graphic images were
recovered from Parker’s own mobile
phone following his initial arrest.
He failed to turn up to court
on Tuesday and was found
early yesterday hiding in
the loft of a house in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
His electronic curfew tag
was found dumped in a can
of soup outside a hostel
where he stayed previously.
Parker was remanded in
custody at HMP Manchester
for reports and warned he
faces jail when he returns to
court on January 30.
He could not leave his cell
due to death threats from
fellow lags, Manchester
Killed . . . Sorrell, 14
On street . . homeless
Parker in Manchester
and, left, our coverage
crown court was told.
Parker denied five counts
relating to attempted theft
of a coat and bag discarded in the chaos and
the use of Mrs Healey’s bank cards.
Prosecutors decided not to seek a
trial on the charges after he admitted two thefts and a fraud.
John Broadley, defending, asked
for pre-sentence reports on Parker,
who has a string of previous convictions, dating from 2000 until last
February,
including
stealing
a
woman’s purse, numerous offences
of shoplifting and burglary.
Referring to Parker’s crimes on
the night of the terror attack, Mr
Broadley said: “All he can do in
the circumstances is first of all
plead guilty and apologise for his
appalling behaviour that evening.”
But Charlotte Hodgson, 37, whose
15-year-old daughter Olivia Campbell died in the blast, said: “What
he did was absolutely disgusting.
“He wandered in obviously to rob
people and then he tried to get
fame by saying he had tried to
help. He should be ashamed.”
Also killed in the May 22 attack
was the suicide bomber Salman
Abedi, 22. The British Sunni Muslim, of Libyan background, detonated his home-made shrapnel
bomb as people left the gig.
Police at first suspected a terror
network but said later they believed
Abedi was acting alone, although
others knew of his plan.
guy.patrick@the-sun.co.uk
10 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018
Sun
THE
1GM
AS WINTER CRISIS HITS YET AGAIN
EMERGENCY . . .
‘it’s time for a
grown-up debate’
on future healthcare
SAYS
Health rethink
THE NHS’s limits are now fully exposed.
It’s time politicians on all sides were brave
enough to reinvent it.
Its funding is mind-boggling and rising rapidly. But with a soaring, ageing,
increasingly obese population and ever
pricier drugs, no sum can ever be
enough. And for all the dedication of its
staff, it is still a monument to inefficiency.
Jeremy Corbyn will only ever use it as a
weapon. But more serious Labour voices
should join a cross-party effort to rethink
the extent of care the NHS provides and
how it is structured and paid for.
Jeremy Hunt commendably braved the
flak yesterday from those dimwits who
believe the Government has limitless
cash and starves the NHS for fun.
The truth is that the pressure on this
archaic system is just too great.
Stark reality
ROYAL Mail is issuing stamps commemorating Game of Thrones — but not Brexit.
We love GoT, but that’s farcical.
Stamps WERE issued when we joined
the EEC in 1973 and single market in
1992. But they won’t be when we leave.
Royal Mail chiefs doubtless detest
Brexit and consider it controversial. But
so was joining. Leaving is now the
nation’s choice. It is REAL history being
made, not historical fantasy on telly.
Royal Mail must be told to reconsider.
Toby, or not?
WE doubt you care much who staffs the
new universities regulator. What should
bother us all, though, is the Left’s hysterical campaign to prevent a Tory being on it.
Toby Young founded a school, runs an
education charity and has worked tirelessly to help working-class kids. But
the Left are so used to dominating every
public body they have had a hissy-fit.
So they obsess over juvenile remarks he
once made on Twitter and his supposed
lack of experience. Funny . . . they didn’t
kick off about Guardian hack Alan
Rusbridger running an Oxford college.
Anyone who truly cares about our
universities, and the Corbynista groupthink
they now encourage, should take off their
political blinkers and trust Young’s talent.
It Greaves us
OUR honours system is a sick joke.
Andrew Adonis, the unelected Blair
adviser, is a peer. Nick Clegg, ousted Lib
Dem, a knight. Both are devoted, shamefully, to undermining a democratic vote.
Meanwhile footie genius Jimmy
Greaves, highest ever scorer for Spurs
and fourth on the all-time England list,
has nothing. Nil. Not even an MBE.
When top honours are dished out like
sweets to establishment cronies but not
to genuine sporting heroes the public is
right to hold them in contempt.
Give Greavsie his gong.
NHS needs radical
cure...like making
better-off pay for it
YET again our NHS
suffering
a
winter
discontent.
is
of
Operations are being cancelled,
casualty units besieged and anyone
not seriously ill faces being turned
away.
One doctor has apologised for the
“Third World” conditions due to flu
cases on the rise and two NHS bosses
say the pressures on A&E are the worst
they have known for 30 years.
We don’t drive a car or fly in a plane
designed in 1948, so why do we rely on a
health service designed 70 years ago?
My sympathy goes out to the patients
and medical staff caught up in this
horrendous mess — for I believe the NHS
itself has a virulent sickness that needs
a radical cure.
Largely, we know the problems. Our
ageing population and a lack of social
care has led to bed blocking in hospitals.
People are living with a growing
number of long-term chronic conditions
— diabetes, heart disease and dementia.
But young people play their part too.
We live in a culture of instant
gratification. If you are hungry you can
have a takeaway delivered in minutes
with just a few taps on your phone, or
send a photo to anyone in the world.
End the hysterics
We look upon healthcare the same way
but it’s simply not organised or
funded to be able to cope.
Many
phone
for
a
GP
appointment every time they have
the sniffles.
And health tourism is a real issue.
My colleagues are proud that they
treat on the basis of medical need
rather than financial ability, but
shouldn’t we be putting our own
taxpaying citizens first?
If you come from overseas you get
the same deal as anywhere else. If
it’s emergency treatment then you
should receive it.
But there should be none of this
turning up and suddenly developing
terrible arthritis and needing a hip
replacement.
With corruption in certain countries
you can bribe your way on to
aeroplanes at eight-months pregnant,
so the NHS is dealing with pregnant
women from all over the world
turning up for free deliveries.
A few years back I became aware
that the vast majority of the patients
on an Aids ward were not UK
nationals, yet their care was being
funded by the British taxpayer.
We
must
consider
a
National
Healthcare Card.
At the moment we have a complete
By MICHAEL
WILKINSON
disconnect with who pays and the
service they get.
With a card, if a foreign national
presents themselves at a hospital for
emergency treatment without one then
they would need to pay for their
treatment through their own insurance
or leave with a bill.
But one of the greatest problems with
the NHS is how heavily politicised it is.
The Conservatives dare not have a
reasonable argument over healthcare
because they know they’re going to get
grief. Labour is going to be up in arms,
saying it’s disgraceful, the NHS is the
jewel in our crown, the Tories are
betraying it.
Labour can pretty much do what it
wants with the NHS because it can
always fall back to the line: “We
invented it.”
It is time to end the hysterics. It’s time
for a grown-up debate about the future
of healthcare.
For a start, we must end the taboo
around paying for it.
Nobody gets embarrassed when they’re
asked to pay for their shopping, phone
bill or car repairs. For
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‘insurance’ system
the vast majority of us, for most of our
lives, putting food on the table is far
more important than whether there’s a
doctor at the end of the road. So why all
the embarrassment around healthcare?
We have no comprehension of the
value of our health service.
At this time of year I see a lot of
skiers. I saw a couple recently who were
just back from Europe.
They were astounded that an X-ray
over there cost £150. But this is almost
exactly what it costs the NHS here, too.
Though because people don’t see the
cost, they don’t think it exists.
One of the most important changes I’d
make is making sure that people who
use healthcare get to see how much it
cost — via a detailed statement — then it
can be paid by their health insurance, if
they have it, or the NHS.
But how do we fund our health
service? Simply increasing tax isn’t going
to work.
If you raise taxes to very high levels
then people start to consider offshore
avoidance or base themselves elsewhere.
The top one per cent of earners pay 30
per cent of all income tax. Do we really
want to push these people out?
And the idea that you’re paying your
National Insurance to fund your health
care AND your pension is a myth.
Discussion must start
It is paid directly into Treasury coffers
and it has a lot of control over where
the money is spent.
One way to fund the NHS would be to
ring-fence NI contributions so they go
directly towards healthcare — but the
Treasury doesn’t like that because it
takes away its flexibility.
Alternatively, you could try looking
around the globe and consider other
healthcare models.
I’m particularly fond of the Australian
system. It’s a mix of state and private
care and, largely, it works.
There is universal provision through
Medicare. If you earn above a certain
amount you then pay a Medicare
supplement or have health insurance.
If you have health insurance, that is
tax deductible because you are not
making a claim upon the state.
But what’s most important is that
the discussion starts NOW.
The NHS struggles a bit more every
winter and the population is only
getting older and standards are only
getting worse.
Now is the time to address this,
because decisions made when the
system eventually goes into meltdown
will be the wrong ones.
lMr Wilkinson is a consultant orthopaedic
surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London,
and honorary senior lecturer at King’s
College School of Medicine.
Thursday, January 4, 2018 ...............
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11
HOLLY’S JOLLY HOLIDAY
HOLLY Willoughby gives a sunny
beam on a sunshine hol in Barbados.
The This Morning host, 36, looked
radiant in a beach dress as she
larked with hubby Daniel Baldwin, 41,
their three kids and pals including
Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones.
But fans complained that Holly and
Raps . . . Weinstein
Lawyers
consider
Harvey
charges
By JACK LING
co-star Phillip Schofield had “gone
missing” after finding Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes standing in
to present their ITV show.
One fumed: “Holly & Phil having a
cushy extended holiday.”
HOL
HO
L JE
JET
T TERROR
SAVED
BY OUR
HEROIC
PILOT
By JAMES BEAL, US Editor
PROSECUTORS are considering charges against
Harvey Weinstein after
police put forward two
cases on the film mogul.
They are believed to be
the first to be considered
since dozens of women
accused him of sexual
harassment and assault.
Los
Angeles
County
District Attorney’s Office
confirmed the news, but
did not discuss specifics.
A spokesman said the
cases were passed on by
police in Beverly Hills.
The force had said it
received “multiple” complaints against Weinstein,
65, who denies allegations
of non-consensual sex.
It comes as Goodfellas
actor Paul Sorvino, 78,
threatened to kill Weinstein for allegedly blacklisting daughter Mira, 50,
for refusing his advances.
2
Jet scare . . . for
Damian and Helen
DAYS
TO GO
SEE PAGE 24
Homeland star’s ordeal
PC in rap
on kebab
HOMELAND star Damian Lewis has publicly
thanked the pilot of his holiday jet — after a
terrifying emergency landing.
A COP gave his wife a
lift home in a patrol car
and then stopped for
a kebab, a disciplinary
panel heard yesterday.
PC Richard Musgrave
went AWOL in the early
hours of July 31, 2016 —
leading other cops to
hunt for him, it was said.
He admits lying to
chiefs in March, Cambs,
and breaching his duties.
He met pals in a pub
while on duty the next
night and stood by as his
wife acted drunkenly and
aggressively, it is alleged.
PC Musgrave, 52, denies
any of his actions amount
to gross misconduct.
The hearing in Peterbrough continues.
Damian, actress wife Helen McCrory and their two
children were heading home from a Tenerife holiday
when the plane developed a fault at 30,000ft.
PINT-LESS
Brewer Marble Beers, in
Manchester, has been told
to rename its Pint range
as cans of the ale are
68mls smaller than a pint.
Beach bum . . . Holly talks to pal in
sea
Make it snappy . . . star takes pictures
The British Airways pilot radioed ahead for permission to
make
a
“priority
landing”
By STEPHEN MOYES
before bringing the plane down
safely at Gatwick.
Damian, 46, later tweeted his “Huge kudos to the captain
thanks to the “heroic” pilot.
keeping everyone calm with
He wrote: “Thanks to the a bit of a strange landing
skill of our pilot on BA 2731 surrounded by fire trucks.”
Rob Robinson added: “Bit of
who
had
to
perform
an
emergency
landing
due
to a scary landing — greeted by
faulty hydraulics, my family six fire engines. Well done the
and I are safe at home tonight. pilot of BA2731 from Tenerife.”
British Airways said: “The
Thank you.”
Six fire engines, police and safety of our customers and
ambulance crews lined the crew is always our priority.
“Our highly professional and
runway as the twin-engined
pilots
regularly
Airbus A320, carrying around experienced
160
passengers
and
crew, train to deal with a variety of
incidents in the unlikely event
touched down.
Damian’s fellow passengers that they are ever faced with
also praised the pilot for the these during a flight.
“We have the highest expecemergency landing at 6.40pm
on Tuesday — 20 minutes tations and are very pleased
when people praise their work.”
behind schedule.
stephen.moyes@the-sun.co.uk
James
Harrison
tweeted:
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Thursday, January 4, 2018 ...............
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Rod Liddle
AHA! Last year Ryanair warned us
that Brexit would mean they’d
stop operating routes in the UK.
Yeah – I know – our grief was
enormous. But in time, maybe we will
rebuild, we all thought.
Anyway, now the Irish company has
decided to apply for a UK licence for
flights after Brexit.
There, you see. Wasn’t so hard to do
was it? Keep your mouth shut in future,
Michael O’Leary.
l
BRIGHT
IDEA TO
BIN CATS
JUST what the world
needed – dog-poo lights!
Malvern Council, in
Worcs, is pioneering a
brilliant scheme where
dog owners are given
compostable bags in
which to shove their
pooch’s cables.
The poo then goes into
some device which
generates electricity to
power the street lights.
It’s a terrific idea. I hope
some other council comes
up with a similar plan to
generate power by
recycling cats.
You’d have these big
dumpsters in the middle of
the town and you chuck
the cats in.
I suppose technically
the cats should be dead
first. But in the battle for
energy efficiency maybe
we shouldn’t be too picky.
A SLIGHTLY deranged
woman has had a
hissy fit after a Virgin
Trains steward addressed
her as “honey”.
Emily Lucinda Cole
described the term as
“hideously patronising”.
Fair enough. Note to
Virgin Trains staff. Next
time you see Emily
Lucinda Cole on one of
your trains, do not
address her as “honey”.
Instead, address her as
“sour-faced, middle class
cow.”
ANOTHER good
decision by Donald
Trump! They’re coming
thick and fast these
days. I think I preferred it
when he was just being
generally mad.
However, credit where
it’s due. No more
overseas aid to Palestine
l
and Pakistan. Great. Why
should the US pour
hundreds of millions of
hard-earned dollars into
failed states which are
either terrorist by nature
or harbour terrorists?
And loathe everything
about the West? About
time we followed suit.
rod.liddle@the-sun.co.uk
FORMER
footballer
Trevor
Sinclair was pulled
over by the Old Bill and
accused
of
drink
driving.
He weed himself in
the back of the paddy
wagon and later called
the arresting officer a
“white c***”.
Well, OK, we all have
l
So why aren’t the
#metoo lot making
a fuss about Iran?
THE image that will stay with me is
of the young woman in Iran, ripping
off
her
niqab
and
defying
the ancient religious thugs who run
this Islamic, terrorist-sponsoring,
hellhole.
That’s a very brave act, in Iran. Get you
in prison and a beating from the police
at the very least.
Already
21
protesters
have
been
murdered by the police and more than
450 arrested during the uprising in Iran.
l
Who is
Ashley?
THE presence of a woman called Ashley
James on Celebrity Big Brother has
annoyed another woman called Nikki
Grahame.
“Who did Ashley shag to get on there?” the
other woman tweeted. And then added that even
Ashley didn’t know what she did for a living.
No, indeed. Both good points and very well made.
But then who the hell is Nikki Grahame, inset? And what
does SHE do for a living?
And a final question. What does the word “celebrity”
mean in the context of this stupid show?
I notice, incidentally, that one of the contestants is
Rachel Johnson. Loaded, toff sister of our Foreign
Secretary, Boris. Not sure what she does for a living either.
But this is clearly part of the Johnson family’s takeover of
everything in the UK, following her dad being on I’m A
Celebrity. Her other brother, by the way, is an education
minister. You can’t beat good breeding, can you?
Hundreds of thousands of young people
have taken to the streets to demand an
end to Islamic rule. They have been
brutally supressed by the authorities. But
they will not be silenced.
They want an end to being told what to
do by the awful mullahs. They want
religious freedom and democracy. Equality
for women. They want a country run with
a degree of economic competence. They
want jobs. They want their own country
to stop sponsoring Islamic terrorism
abroad.
The Iranian government has blamed the
13
protests on foreign countries stirring
things up. In particular, the USA.
That’s the thing with fundamentalist
Muslim countries. Whenever there’s a
problem — which there is every day of
the week — they blame the infidel
Yankees.
But
Iran’s
problems
are
not
a
consequence of the USA. They are a
consequence of its repulsive ideology
which enslaves a once proud and
successful country of 80million people.
But how are the lefties in the West
responding to all this? What have we
heard from the radical feminists, for
example? The women who take to the
streets to protest about Donald Trump
once having used the word “pussy”?
Where are the #metoo babes, the ones
who once had their knees touched by a
bloke? Why aren’t they protesting outside
the Iranian embassy?
Because — here’s the thing — no matter
what inequalities are suffered by women
in the UK or USA — and there are plenty
— you can multiply it 1,000 times for any
Islamic nation. Two thousand in the case
of Iran and its enemy Saudi Arabia.
There is simply no comparison.
In Islamic countries women are secondclass citizens: Told how to dress, when
they can go out, what they can do. Their
opportunities limited in every part of
society.
Clown Corbyn loves every
country that hates the West
Imprisoned when they are raped or
forced to marry the rapist. Denied
education in many cases. Told that their
place is in the home.
And yet the Islamic countries get a
free pass from the Western liberals.
Because we mustn’t be nasty about
Islam, must we?
The double standards are remarkable.
Hilarious, you might say, if it wasn’t
so tragic.
And what’s Labour leader Jeremy
Corbyn got to say about it all? Nothing.
Nothing whatsoever. That’s because this
bearded clown is also a fan of Iran.
Indeed, he’s a fan of any country which
hates the West.
It must have really annoyed him to
hear the protesters in Tehran chanting
“Death to Hezbollah!” Hezbollah is the
Jew-hating,
racist
and
Islamist
terrorist group in Lebanon. Corbyn
once described them as his “friends”.
And for the past year he’s been
cosying
up
to
the
Iranian
leadership.
The liberals are so wrapped up
in their anti-Western furies that
they cannot see real inequalities
and viciousness when it’s right
there in front of them.
They do not understand who
the real enemies of freedom
are.
bad days. But Sinclair
later tweeted that the
police had been racist
in pulling him over.
No, Trev. It weren’t
coz you is black. It’s
coz you is p***ed,
sunshine.
Shame, though, as
he was a good pundit.
He’s now been
sacked.
TOBY IS
RIGHT
FOR JOB
LEFTIES are howling in
rage at the appointment
of Toby Young to the
Universities watchdog.
They’re even dredging
up social media posts he
made years ago in which
he used naughty words.
The only reason they’re
doing this is that Toby
Young is right-of-centre.
The lefties cannot bear
anyone who has opinions
which differ from their
own facile idiocies.
Young has done a good
job founding free
schools. He is exactly the
right bloke to keep an eye
on our rotten universities,
with their safe spaces
and super sensitivities.
And their pointless
degrees costing kids
£30,000 a pop.
I hope the Government
stays firm and allows
Young to continue in the
post. And also appoints a
few more contrarians
who will shake up our
education system and
make the lefties stamp
their feet.
Only way to sort it out.
YOU ARE
DIM M’LUD
ANOTHER year, another
dimbo judge. A bloke
was up in Manchester
Crown Court. Usman
Humaydun nicked
£62,000 worth of toys to
sell on the black market.
But he was spared
prison because he told
the court he was
“scared” of going to jail.
Yes, Usman, that’s the
point. You’re not meant
to look forward to
confinement with glee
and rapture.
Last year a young
woman was spared
prison as the judge said
she was “too intelligent”
to be banged up. Our
legal department tells
me it would be entirely
wrong to suggest that it
helped, in any way, that
the young woman was as
fit as a butcher’s dog.
So I won’t suggest
that.
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NHS PLEA: FREEZE
TRANS GIRLS’ EGGS
FERTILITY experts say the NHS
must freeze eggs from teen
girls who change sex so they
can have kids in the future.
The demand is included in new
guidelines to hospital medics from
the British Fertility Society.
Few transgender young women who
have fertility-ending hormone therapy are currently given the option.
London expert Ephia Yasmin
is leading the call for it to be
routine for those whose “gender
identity does not match their
physical sex”.
Critics say the cost to the NHS
Demand . . Ephia Yasmin
By NICK McDERMOTT, Health Editor
is £5,000 to harvest each patient’s eggs
and £300 for annual storage.
Josephine Quintavalle, from Comment on Reproductive Ethics, said:
“The cash-strapped NHS should be
concentrating on offering good basic
healthcare to women or helping them
beat cancer, and not get side-tracked
with these kinds of novelties.
“Egg freezing is an invasive procedure and the outcomes are far
from clear.”
The guidance also warns that
young women facing infertility
because of cancer treatment or
genetic illness face a postcode
lottery over egg freezing.
nick.mcdermott@the-sun.co.uk
CLASSIC POSES
2
THE RITA
DAYS
TO GO
SEE PAGE 24
Singer RITA ORA, 27, saw in the New Year by sharing this nude snap with her
millions of followers – and now we can celebrate Livia’s curves in her replica.
THE KATE
KATE MOSS, 43, stripped off in 2013 for beauty brand St. Tropez. We recreated
the scene in a not-so-sunny London studio – and Livia looks just as tan-tastic.
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Pictures: STEWART WILLIAMS
RECREATED TO PROVE BIG IS BEAUTIFUL
THE KIM
KIM KARDASHIAN,
37, broke the
internet in 2014
showing her bottom
on the cover of
Paper magazine.
We think Livia more
than keeps up with
the Kardashian in
this cheeky snap.
By CIGDEM TANRIOGLU
ANYTHING celebs can do,
model Livia Matthews can
do better – and BIGGER.
The plus-size beauty has
recreated five iconic nude
images originally posed
by slim stars including Rita
Ora and Kate Moss.
We asked her to show off
her great curves after 13st
model Diana Sirokai, from
London, went viral with
her snap copying a Gigi
Hadid naked photoshoot.
Livia, 28, from Wimbledon,
South-West London, said:
“It’s good for girls to see
different body shapes and
sizes. Nobody should be
afraid to show off who
they are.
“It’s about making sure
all sizes are represented.”
We couldn’t agree more.
THE EMILY
MODEL
. . . Livia
EMILY RATAJKOWSKI, 26, wasn’t put off by neighbours getting an eyeful when she
posed naked on a balcony – and Livia knocks ’em dead with her voluptuous version.
XXLellent!
THE RIHANNA
RIHANNA, 29, saw her 2014 perfume ad restricted because
it was deemed too saucy, but Livia’s imitation is leg-endary.
15
16 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018
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MISERLY SSE
BIG 6 FIRM
CUTS BACK
PAYOUTS
£20 limit on ‘goodwill cash’
ENERGY firm SSE has told
staff to reduce “goodwill”
payments to customers
who complain in a bid to
claw back £2million.
They were urged
to offer £20 instead
of £30 as part of its
“Goodwill — Give
less” campaign.
EXCLUSIVE by ANDY JEHRING
vice worker said: “They’re trying to
make us scrape every penny from
our customers. It’s embarrassing.
“We make a fortune and yet they
are asking us to save £2million this year for no reason other than greed.”
Staff at SSE’s offices
in Portsmouth, Cardiff,
Glasgow
and
Perth
were told to save the
cash. The firm said it
encourages
staff
to
treat
all
customers
fairly and “offer goodwill
payments
that
properly
reflect
the
nature of the complaint”.
£2.9m
The Big Six firm
made
£1.8billion
before tax last year
and chief exec Alistair
Phillips-Davies
gets £2.92million a year.
But one customer ser-
paid to chief exec
Alistair PhillipsDavies
Alex
on
the
beach
By NICOLA FAHEY
STRICTLY
runner-up
Alexandra Burke looks
like she is dancing
the night away as she
throws up her arms
on a beach.
The
singer,
29,
below on the show
with Gorka Marquez,
posted the snap on
Instagram while on
holiday in Thailand.
‘Boot out
beggars’
ALL beggars should be
booted out of Windsor
before Prince Harry and
Meghan Markle’s wedding,
a council boss claims.
Tory Simon Dudley has
asked cops to take action
before the event in May.
The leader of the Royal
Borough of Windsor and
Maidenhead also said the
“bags and detritus” left
behind are a “significant
security concern”.
His stance was branded
“abhorrent” by the Windsor Homeless Project.
And
Windsor
Police
tweeted: “We need to
protect the most vulnerable in society by working
together, but each agency
must understand its own
unique responsibilities.”
Local hol
cars fury
LOCALS livid at holidaymakers using their streets
as an airport car park
have vandalised vehicles.
Travellers who flew at
New Year from Liverpool
John Lennon airport had
their windscreens daubed
with white lines.
Vehicles were also plastered with banners reading: “This is not a car
park for the airport.”
One resident said: “We
don’t know who did this
but we are sick and tired
of people ditching their
cars outside our homes
and businesses. They can
be left for weeks.”
Merseyside Police said:
“A number of cars were
damaged. This behaviour
will not be tolerated.”
Thursday, January 4, 2018 ...............
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MY NUKE BUTTON IS
BIGGER THANTrump’
YOURS
s boast
By HUGO DANIEL
DONALD Trump has boasted he
has a “much bigger and more powerful” nuclear button than North
Korean despot Kim Jong-un.
The US President’s warning came in a
growing war of words between the pair.
He hit out on Twitter
yesterday after the tyrant
declared that his nuclear
button was always on his
table — and the US was
in range of his missiles.
Mr Trump said: “North
Korean Leader Kim Jong
Un just stated that the
“Nuclear Button is on his
desk at all times.
“Will someone from his
depleted and food starved
regime please inform him
that I too have a Nuclear
Button, but it is a much
bigger & more powerful
one than his, and my
Button works!”
Mr Trump had earlier
taunted Kim with the
nickname “rocket man”
in another tweet on the
possible thawing of tensions between North and
South Korea.
He said: “Sanctions and
‘other’
pressures
are
beginning to have a big
impact on North Korea.
Soldiers are dangerously
fleeing to South Korea.
“Rocket man now wants
to talk to South Korea for
first time. Perhaps that is
good news, perhaps not
— we will see!”
Jong-un has indicated
he is willing to send a
delegation to the Winter
Olympics in South Korea
next month and engage
in talks to ease military
tensions
between
the
neighbouring countries.
A hotline between them
has been reopened, two
years after Jong-un cut
the link.
Nikki
Haley,
US.
Ambassador to the UN,
has warned North Korea
not to carry out another
missile test.
She said: “If it does, we
must bring even tougher
measures to bear.”
It’s not
the size that
counts, it’s
how you
use it!
Pushy . . how Kim
and Trump might
look with buttons
Donald J. Trum
@realDonaldTrumpp
North Korean Leader Kim
Jong Un just stated tha
“Nuclear Button is on t the
desk at all times.” Will his
someone from his deple
ted
and food starved regim
e
please inform him tha
have a Nuclear Button,t I too
but it
is a much bigger & more
powerful one than his, an
d
my Button works!
BLAST AT BANNON
PRESIDENT Trump last night
claimed his former chief strategist
Steve Bannon had “lost his mind”.
He hit out after Bannon described a meeting Trump’s son
Donald Jnr had with a group of
Russians in June 2016 as “treasonous”. Bannon’s remark is in a new
book by political author Michael
Wolff. The Russians allegedly had
damaging information on Trump’s
White House rival Hillary Clinton.
In a statement, a furious Mr
Trump said of Bannon: “When he
was fired, he not only lost his job,
he lost his mind.”
to despot Kim
17
Blair ‘UK
spy alert’
TONY
BLAIR
warned
Donald Trump’s team that
British spooks may have
been spying on them during the US election, it
was claimed last night.
The ex-PM met Trump’s
son-in-law Jared Kushner
and a senior aide at the
White House last February, The Times reported.
A new book by author
Michael
Wolff
claims
Blair shared a “juicy
rumour” that the British
had the Trump campaign
staff under surveillance.
GCHQ denied spying
and Mr Blair rejected the
claims, calling them a
“complete fabrication”.
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DESTRUCTION
Claire . . . with Scott
Hospital
‘sorry’ on
scalpel
death tot
By ANDREW PARKER
A HOSPITAL has apologised over the death of a
baby who suffered a 2indeep cut in his skull during a caesarean section.
Carson Allen died after
the 2013 scalpel injury
caused massive bleeding.
Mum Claire Smith, 41,
has had an undisclosed
settlement from Nottingham University Hospitals
NHS
Trust.
It
also
accepted she had not
been properly warned of
pregnancy risks following
a gynaecological procedure two years earlier.
Miss Smith, of Top Valley, Nottingham, said for
four years she and partner Scott thought the cut
was due to that procedure and did not know it
was caused by a scalpel.
Thinking
she
could
have prevented her baby’s
death had been “hell”.
2
DAYS
TO GO
SEE PAGE 24
Car reads
thoughts
CARS that increase drivers’ reaction times and
anticipate
acceleration,
steering and braking by
reading brainwaves could
be available within five
to ten years.
The
Brain-to-Vehicle
technology was unveiled
by
Japanese
motoring
giant Nissan yesterday.
It detects signs that the
driver’s brain is about to
start a movement, such
as turning the wheel or
pressing the accelerator.
Driver assist technology
then begins the action
more quickly.
Nissan
claims
cars
using the feature can
react up to half a second
quicker than drivers.
SO FLABULOSS
Oprah Winfrey tweeted
“bless up” to record producer DJ Khaled, 42,
after he became the new
face of Weight Watchers.
BOSHAM, WEST SUSSEX
No kidding . . . the scene as coast bore brunt of yesterday’s battering
ONE EL
l100mph gales hit UK
lBody is found in sea
GALES of up to 100mph
lashed Britain yesterday as
Storm Eleanor wreaked
death and destruction.
The mayhem saw power
cuts and floods — plus misery
for road, rail and ferry users.
At least one person was killed as
waves taller than two double
decker buses battered the coast.
By ANDY CRICK
The victim’s body was washed
ashore at Seaford, East Sussex.
Others were injured by falling
trees. They included two men
rescued from their crushed car in
Hinton Admiral, Hants.
Overturned lorries caused jams
up and down the country, including on the A1M near Hatfield,
Herts, and the M5 near Worcester.
PORTREATH, CORNWALL
Demolished . . . seaside village’s harbour wall is left in ruins by storm
1GM
AS ELEANOR STRIKES
PORTHCAWL
CENTRAL LONDON
Sea monster . . . huge waves slam South Wales
Crunch . . . falling debris hits car in Marylebone
OF STORM
CHRISTCHURCH
Trunk road . . . fallen tree in Dorset
A rescue helicopter braved ferocious winds to fly a stranded
mum-to-be to hospital as she went
into labour in Tywyn, Mid Wales.
In Carlisle, Cumbria, a woman
pensioner fell into a river.
She was saved by a dog walker
who used her pet’s lead.
Engineers
battled
to
restore
power to tens of thousands of
homes blacked out across the Home
Counties, Midlands and Northern
Ireland.
Families
in
Portreath,
Cornwall, were told to stay indoors
as the harbour wall collapsed.
The Environment Agency issued
39 flood warnings and 109 flood
Sandside,
Cumbria,
alerts.
In
drinkers fled the Ship Inn as the
nearby River Kent burst its banks.
Chaos on trains included two
trampolines blowing from gardens
on to tracks near Aylesbury, Bucks.
The Met Office warned of more
foul weather today.
andy.crick@the-sun.co.uk
3-DAY W
EAT
H
CAST
E
R
FO TODAY
ERMIN 3°C
MAX 13°C
Rainy and mild
TOMORROW
MIN 2°C
MAX 10°C
Showery and cooler
SATURDAY
MIN -2°C
MAX 5°C
Much colder
M6, CUMBRIA
SEAFORD, E SUSSEX
Road hell . . overturned trucks led to huge jams
Grisly find . . . victim’s body was washed ashore
Thursday, January 4, 2018 ...............
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TWINS
BORN
1 YEAR
APART
Tots are a UK first
ALIYA
GRACE
11:40PM
DECEMBER 31
2017
LYARNA
ROSE
12:03AM
JANUARY 1
2018
Andy rocks boat
Proud . . . Michelle, Dan and girls
EXCLUSIVE by ANDY CRICK
A MUM is believed to
be the first in Britain
to have identical twins
in different years.
Michelle Sandy, 32, gave
birth to Aliya Grace at
11.40pm on December 31.
But
sister
Lyarna
Rose
arrived 23 minutes later — at
12.03am on January 1.
Proud dad Dan Appleton said:
“Apparently it has only ever
happened before in the US.”
The girls — both 4lb 8oz —
were seven weeks premature.
Cleaner Michelle, who was
induced at Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton, said: “We
were joking, ‘What if one
comes on one side of midnight
and one comes on the other?’
“I had Aliya, but that didn’t
give much time to get the next
one out before midnight.”
Maintenance worker Dan, 26,
added: “Everyone said Happy
New Year, then doctors said,
‘You need to start pushing because the next one is coming’.”
The
couple,
from
Totton,
Hants, are also parents to Ruby
and Amelia, both eight and
Tyler, four.
Twins Joaquin and Aitana de
Jesus Ontiveros were born in
2017 and 2018 in California.
andy.crick@the-sun.co.uk
By ROD McPHEE
ANDREW Lloyd Webber
flashes
the
devil’s
horns hand signal as
he rocks out on a ship
in the Caribbean.
The impresario, 69,
whose current West
End hit is School of
Rock, also wore a
T-shirt featuring punk
hero Joan Jett.
Telly host Jeremy
Kyle, 53, above,
was
a
guest
at the Barbados
boat party.
He’s used to
seeing people go
through
rocky
patches on his
daytime TV show.
Thursday, January 4, 2018 ...............
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COPS FLOG CONS’ GOODS ONLINE
ROLEX 18-CARAT WATCH
CHRISTIAN
LOUBOUTIN SHOES
Normal price:
£495
Normal price:
£25,000
Police price:
£331
Accused . . . Perrett
Harpist’s
‘sex with
boy of 14’
Police price:
£21,600
G-STAR JEANS
Normal price:
£110
POLO RALPH
LAUREN TOP
Normal price:
£100
Police price:
£25 for 6
Police price:
£30
By ROB PATTINSON
A TOP harpist had a
threesome with a boy of
14 after being introduced
by her church warden
lover, a court has heard.
Danielle Perrett, 59, and
Richard Barton-Wood, 68,
are said to have romped
with the teen in the 1980s.
William Carter, prosecuting, told Ipswich crown
court the victim “felt safe”
with Perrett, who has
played for the Royal Family and prime ministers.
But he added: “The
victim was obviously too
young to consent.”
The court also heard
Barton-Wood
sexually
abused the boy several
times. Both defendants
claim he tried to blackmail them in 2001.
Perrett,
of
Alpheton,
Suffolk,
and
BartonWood, of Wymondham,
Norfolk, deny sex offence
charges. Trial continues.
’EAGLES BEST
The Gleneagles Hotel in
Perthshire is the UK’s
best for “domestic bliss”,
say readers of National
Geographic Traveller.
ZENAIR ZODIAC PLANE
Normal price:
£90,000
Police price:
£17,200
AUDI A3
Normal price:
£35,000
Police price:
£3,895
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
HANDBAG
Normal price:
£200
Police price:
£41
EBAY-BACK TIME
£1.5m from
swag sales
By BEN LEO
A POLICE force has made
almost
£1.5million
using have all been flogged on LeiceseBay to sell luxury goods tershire Police’s eBay shop.
All the items sold were seized
seized from criminals.
because they had been bought with
Sports cars, Rolex watches,
jewellery, designer clothes and a
plane used by drug smugglers
cash generated from crime.
Recent sales include an 18-carat
gold Rolex for £21,600 and an Audi
A4 convertible for £4,495. The Zenair
Zodiac plane sold for £17,200 in 2013.
The eBay shop opened in September 2009 and has since sold more
than 6,000 items. Some of the cash
compensates victims of crime.
Paul Wenlock, of the economic
crime unit, said: “We are working to
take the cash out of crime.”
ben.leo@the-sun.co.uk
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COACH OLLY’S
IN FINE VOICE
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the cash at Chrisashed
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EXCLUSIVE
FIRST
LISTEN
box office
STAR Wars:
The Last Jedi
continues to
dominate the
box office,
again topping
the charts
and pushing its takings to
£68.3million in 18 days.
HUGH JACKMAN’s incredible PT Barnum musical
The Greatest Showman
has also opened in style,
taking £4.75million in its
first week.
em’s dread
WITH Disney
set to release
the sequel to
1964 JULIE
ANDREWS
classic Mary
Poppins, new
magical nanny EMILY
BLUNT has opened up
about her harshest critic –
daughter Hazel, three. She
said: “I have a dread she is
going to reject my version
because she is so in love
with Julie.”
quinncredible
bi
meter:
film
MARGOT
ROBBIE isn’t
in the mood
to let go of
her awesome
Suicide
Squad
character Harley Quinn.
Speaking about the DC
Comics villain, she said:
“Harley is one of those
insane characters and
people do seem to really
like her. So I hope I get to
keep playing her.”
down not out
OLLY MURS may have been discovered
on The X Factor but there’s no love lost
between him and SIMON COWELL.
New Voice signing Olly sees his
talent show as better than Simon’s,
partly because the coaches perform
together, as fans will see on Saturday.
He said: “We’re not judging, we’re
coaching.
We’re
much
more
constructive, we’re not being mean
or horrible – we’re trying to help
the contestants.
“The performance at the start of the
show was amazing, you don’t get that
on any other TV show, that’s a fact,
that’s not me having a dig at anyone.
“I’d love to see Simon and the
other judges get up and sing
like that.”
Olly added that he still hasn’t
been called by his former mentor
since The Sun revealed he had
joined The Voice last October.
He said: “I haven’t heard from
Simon, he has my number, if he
wants to call me we can have a
chat, but he probably won’t.
“I saw him recently and
he said, ‘Olly, good to
see you’ and that was
it. But he’s going to
watch the show and,
hello . . . he
ain’t
going to be happy.”
Sure he’ll be fine
in Barbados.
PHYLLIS
LOGAN has
said that one
big issue
blocking an
attempt to
create a
Downton Abbey film is
reuniting all the cast.
Phyllis, pictured, who
played Mrs Hughes, in the
TV favourite added: “Other
aspects need sorting out
too but fingers crossed. I
want one last hurrah.”
l Celine Dion wants duet with
Diplo teaming up for Silk City
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IT won’t be third time
lucky for Fifty Shades
fans hoping to see
JAMIE DORNAN nude in
the last film of the trilogy.
He has again avoided
full frontal naked shots,
despite teasing from costar DAKOTA JOHNSON
to bare all like she has.
Jamie even wore a
flesh-coloured piece over
his privates for filming of
Fifty Shades Freed.
A film source said:
“There was hope that he
would go all the way for
the finale to encourage
greater audiences, but
it’s gone the other way.
“He will bare his bum
but editors made sure
Jamie doesn’t show a
millimetre of his privates.”
A trailer released on
Tuesday showed a car
chase, passionate sex, a
wedding and Dakota’s
character Ana finding out
she’s pregnant. Hope
that’s enough to get fans
to the cinema when it
opens on Valentine’s Day.
MY TEAM: Stuart Pink, Nicola Fahey, Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies and Lucy Jones
CAMILA’S
A DEBUT
THRILLER
CAMILA CABELLO spent four
years in FIFTH HARMONY
before quitting in a shock move
13 months ago.
And her departure has
certainly paid off, with the
singer having forged a strong
sound of her own with her selftitled debut album.
Not only has she scored five
weeks at No1 with megahit
Havana, she has also avoided
the obvious dance-heavy route
to chart success, instead
crafting an album of clever pop
and emotional ballads.
And Camila, left, has quietly
achieved all this despite her exbandmates publicly taking a dig
at her over her departure from
Fifth Harmony.
At the MTV VMAs in August,
the foursome pushed a
mannequin representing her off
stage. But Camila has remained
dignified and kept silent on
the subject.
The real theme of the album,
out next Friday, is heartbreak
over a partner no one even
knew Camila had.
On tear-jerking song
Consequences, she sings
about being unable to eat and
losing weight as she felt the
emotional turmoil of her breakup, while on Something’s Gotta
Give she sings: “I think I’m
breaking right now.”
There is plenty of contrast on
the R&B-flecked In The Dark,
where she sings about a
partner not opening up and
future hits She Loves Control
and Into It, which are brimming
with sex appeal.
With the album’s snappy
production and original sound,
going solo has got to be the
best thing Camila has done.
WIDD YOU
CREDIT IT?
NEW Celebrity Big Brother
housemate ANN WIDDECOMBE
once said she wouldn’t take part
in the show for “a million
pounds”.
But clearly her circumstances
have changed, given she’s
accepted a spot on this year’s
series for a tenth of that –
£100,000.
The former MP and Strictly
contestant made her grand
entrance on Tuesday night’s live
introduction show.
She got a mixed reaction from
the crowd, perhaps triggered by
her previous snobby attitude
towards the Channel 5 hit.
In 2007 she described the
show as, “Voyeuristic, crude
and awful” and three years later
moaned that there was, “No
point to Big Brother at all”.
It will be interesting to see if
she’s as negative about the
programme when she is
interviewed by host EMMA
WILLIS during her exit chat.
Even that sort of money didn’t
tempt me in to the house, as
much as I love it each night.
S
SHOW IO
WED H T
LORRAINE KELLY
got ready for the launch
of her new Saturday night TV
show by walking a lucky man
down the aisle.
The Sun columnist made an honest
man of me, inset above, when I spent
the day on the set of her new BBC1
series Wedding Day Winners.
Sadly I didn’t catch a bouquet, but I
saw the recording of the first show, on
this Saturday and co-hosted by comic
ROB BECKETT – with me and Lorraine, left – and it’s so much fun.
Games, celeb surprises plus
a wedding at the end of
each show. What’s
not to like?
Hey, Dwayne,
McCall me!
DAVINA MESSAGES THE ROCK
TELLY’S DAVINA McCALL is
getting
over
her
marriage
heartache
by
secretly tweeting
global
superstar
DWAYNE
“THE
ROCK” JOHNSON.
I revealed at the end of
last year that the presenter
was separating from husband
Matthew Robertson, father to
her three children, after 17
years of marriage.
But Davina has now admitted she has her eye on a new
man who shares her love of
fitness and bodybuilding.
She said: “I think Dwayne
Johnson is hardworking, gives
more
than
is
expected,
funny . . . I want to meet him.
I’m
literally
sending
him
messages all the time, I’m
thinking ‘persist, persist!’
“He’s so big, I’d have to climb
up his thigh.
“I just think he’s a nice guy,
a really nice guy, great, positive
energy.”
Bouncing back
And Davina admitted that she
would love the wrestler-turned
-actor, right, to get down on
one knee, even though he is
already
married
to
singersongwriter LAUREN HASHIAN.
She added: “I have a blue tick
next to my name so I’m sort of
thinking, ‘Do you think Dwayne
Johnson is going to look at his
tweets and go, ‘Oh hang on,
there’s a blue tick from a
British girl, I’m gonna click on
her. And oh, she seems like a
nice
person,
I’m
going
to
answer her’?’
“He hasn’t yet.”
“I think The Rock seems like,
and it’s not that I want to
marry him, well, I do actually
want to marry him, he seems
like the nicest guy.”
Davina is doing a great
job of bouncing back
from her marriage
break up.
The former Big
Brother host has
been
spending
hours
in
her
favourite place,
the gym, and
has
thrown
herself
into
promoting her
fitness DVDs.
She
now
just needs The
Rock to make a
cameo.
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25
TOP CONCERT BOSS
FILMEDPenUP
SKIRTS
camera’s
By ALEX DIAZ
THE boss of a global entertainment
firm filmed up women’s skirts with a
camera pen on his commute to work.
Married Andrew Macrae, 43, collected
almost 50,000 images and videoed himself
wearing one of his victim’s knickers.
Let’s see
sh-Elle on
seashore
By JACK LING
HATS off to Elle Macpherson, she’s covered her head for a stroll in the surf —
but left her famous Body out to see.
The mum of two, 53, looked in tan-fastic shape in a skimpy bikini on
hols in the Bahamas. But she
did eventually remove the titfer to take a dip, right.
Elle’s marriage to billionaire Jeff Soffer, 47, is reportedly on the rocks and she
spent Christmas with her
ex Arpad Busson, 54.
No wonder she decided
to take off for a while.
The Live Nation vice president was caught by
an off-duty cop who spotted the camera on his
laptop bag as he placed
it between a woman’s legs
on a station platform.
Kate Blumgart, prosecuting, said: “A pen with
gold trimming was fixed
to the bag in a peculiar
position. He was moving
and
appeared
to
be
changing the angle.”
The officer saw Macrae
get on a train and perform the same manoeuvre
behind another woman.
When
confronted
by
the cop on the train from
Clapham
Junction
to
Waterloo, Macrae said:
“Yes, it’s a camera.”
In interview he claimed
he started the behaviour
ten days earlier.
But officers searching
his house in Redhill, Surrey, found a hard drive
containing images dating
from January 2013 to July
2017 — including pictures
of women living nearby.
Ms Blumgart said the
images got “more obtrusive as time goes on”.
He knew one victim
from his £180,000-a-year
job at Live Nation. He
secretly filmed her during a short meeting and
stole her underwear.
Macrae, who has since
moved
back
to
his
parents’ home in Ludlow,
Shrops, last year admitted voyeurism and outraging public decency.
Sarah Elliott, defending,
told Inner London crown
court he has sought help
through a sex addiction
group and a psychiatrist.
She
added
that
Macrae’s wife is willing
to consider reconciliation
“due to the way he has
approached this”.
Macrae was released on
bail and will be sentenced tomorrow.
alex.diaz@the-sun.co.uk
2
DAYS
TO GO
SEE PAGE 24
TICKS THE BOX
“Think outside the box”
has been voted the most
irritating office phrase of
2017, in a poll for firm
Kit Out My Office.
50,000 pics
At court . . . Macrae yesterday
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ROBO-CHECKOUT
‘DESTROYS JOBS’
STORE
cashiers
could
be
increasingly replaced by robot
checkouts as a result of minimum wage rises, an economic
think tank has warned.
By TRACEY BOLES
encourage employers to opt for robots
rather than people. She said it would
be a mistake to think that because the
minimum wage has little impact on
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says jobs now it will not do so at some
the minimum wage will hit £8.56 an point in the future.
hour by 2020 — up from £7.50 now.
Ms Norris Keiller added: “We do not
It warns that will take in “routine” know where that point is. The fact
occupations such as store
that the higher minimum will
checkout operators — which
increasingly affect jobs that
are among the easiest and
appear to be more automatacheapest jobs for bosses to
ble is an additional reason
automate.
why careful monitoring is
IFS economist Agnes Norrequired.
ris Keiller said the Govern“Higher rates, as proposed
ment must closely monitor
by Labour, would bring more
the impact of the minimum
employees
in
automatable
wage to ensure it does not Fears . . self-service till jobs into the net.”
£793m of
pals debt AFTER BELL END, UK
BRITS lent pals £793million in 2017 — with 42
per cent “too embarrassed” to ask for the
cash back.
A quarter of the 2,000
polled for Barclays said
they sent a text reminder
rather than confront their
friend face to face.
Darren
Foulds,
of
Mobile Payments at Barclays, said: “While it’s
great to see how generous the UK is, these costs
can quickly add up.”
HARD TO STOMACH
Weight watchers give up
an average 189 diets in
their lifetime, a poll said.
Most last seven weeks.
BUM STEER . . . Norwich address
PRIVATE ROAD . . . in Cardiff
EVEN your satnav might
giggle at some of these
addresses. As we told
yesterday, fed-up residents
of Bell End in Rowley Regis,
West Mids, have started a
petition to get the rude road
name changed. But it’s not
the only street or place
name in the UK with a title to
make you titter. EMMA
PIETRAS picks the best.
WHAT A DIVE . . . village in Ireland
Sex
AT LOOSE END . . . locals have a snigger at this smutty Norfolk street
BANG TO RIGHTS . . . road name in Cornwall is a mouthful for some
SLEAZY STREET . . . road in St Albans, Herts, is short cut to laughter
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RUDEST ADDRESSES
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT . . . road in Leicester sounds a bit whiffy
A POLAR bear cub has
been born in Britain for
the first time in 25 years.
They say it may be from more
than one cub but they cannot
investigate as the mother may
abandon her offspring if disturbed.
Una Richardson, head carnivore
keeper at the Highland Wildlife
PLAIN STUPID . . . postman won’t forget this address in Birmingham
x drive
REACHED A DEAD END. . . naughty-sounding road in Lewes, East Sussex
POO ARE YA . . . residents of this Dorset village could feel dumped on
HARD LUCK . . . you might feel shafted if you lived in this Southport street
27
UK POLAR BEAR
CUB 1ST IN 25YRS
Wildlife park keepers heard
high-pitched squeaking from
mum Victoria’s maternity den
a week before Christmas.
CAN YOU DIGIT? . . . quiet village in Essex has surprisingly naughty name
Thursday, January 4, 2018 ...............
vacy. Any disturbance risks the
By BEN LEO
cub being killed or abandoned.”
Polar bears are an endangered
Park at Kincraig near Inverness
said the birth could be confirmed species. Victoria mated at the park
because last month’s “promising last March with Arktos, one of its
two male polar bears.
noises” had continued.
The park’s Douglas RichShe added: “We are
ardson
said
recreating
thrilled, but we are not
the habitat the bears
celebrating prematurely.
would know in the wild
“Polar bear cubs have
had helped Victoria give
a high mortality rate in
birth. She and her offtheir first weeks due to
spring are not expected
an undeveloped immune
to emerge until March.
system and the mother’s
ben.leo@the-sun.co.uk
exaggerated need for pri- Arktos . . and Victoria
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Vending
STI kits
VENDING
machines
should offer testing kits
for sexually transmitted
diseases, say campaigners.
The call follows a rise
in
chlamydia,
syphilis
and gonorrhoea cases.
Terrence Higgins Trust
Cymru
director
Sarah
Fuhrmann said she wants
the kits sold in pharmacies or even barber shops.
The trust wants to
“normalise” testing in the
same way the morningafter Pill has become
commonplace.
Public
Health
Wales
said: “While consideration
is being given for community testing, testing for
many STIs is free within
NHS Wales through GP
surgeries and clinics.”
Cyber hit
for diner
A GOURMET restaurant
has shut blaming a cyber
attack for deleting 265
customer bookings.
Seafood
Shack
boss
Darryl
Kavanagh,
50,
noticed something was
wrong when tables were
empty at weekends.
The restaurant checked
its online system and
could see bookings being
deleted on the screen.
Darryl says the attack
has cost the Cardiff business £70,000 to £100,000.
He said: “We are completely crushed.”
The shack closed last
Friday after six months
but hopes to reopen once
the IT system is secured.
Cyber crime body Action
Fraud has been alerted.
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EAT TO BEAT ALZ
Meals same
time is key
EATING at the same time
each day could help combat
Alzheimer’s, researchers say.
They found restricting eating to
an eight-hour period improved
brain power and sleep quality.
But breaking the guidelines by scoffing in the remaining 16 hours can
confuse the body’s internal clock.
Scientists tested mice with Hunting-
By JOHN STURGIS
ton’s disease, an inherited form of
dementia. They said the eating regime
boosted the striatum, a brain region
involved in motor control.
The study, published in journal
eNeuro, regulated the availability
of food, but not the quantity.
Prof Christopher Colwell, from
Treatment . . . Prof Colwell
the University of California, Los Angeles, said: “Data suggests feeding schedules could play a role in the treatment
of HD and could lead to the development of new treatment options for
neurodegenerative disorders.”
He added: “Lifestyle changes
that not only improve the quality
of life but also delay disease progression for HD patients are
greatly needed.”
john.sturgis@the-sun.co.uk
48 DEAD ON
‘DEVIL’ BUS
By ANDREW PARKER
A BUS lies upturned in the sea
after it plunged off a cliff on a
road dubbed the Devil’s Curve,
killing 48 people.
It collided with a truck at high
speed and crashed 330ft on to
rocks below, 28 miles north of
Peru’s capital Lima.
Fifty-five passengers and two
crew were on board.
Rescuers were winched by helicopter or had to inch down the
cliff on ropes because there is
no road down to the beach.
Their attempts to recover
bodies after the crash had to
be halted when the tide came in
Grim . . . bodies lined up near road
at night. The highway above is
notorious for fog, and high
humidity makes the road surface slippery.
The driver was “very experienced”. Over 2,500 people died
in crashes in Peru in 2016.
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Jail walls
get patrol
GUARDS are patrolling
outside prison walls to
stop drugs and phones
being thrown into the jail.
The move at HMP
Swansea was revealed in
a highly critical report
raising concerns over violence, overcrowding and
self-harm at the jail.
HM
Inspectorate
of
Prisons said the jail’s
inner city location presented a heightened risk
of
contraband
being
thrown over walls.
During an inspection in
August, the jail was overcrowded with 458 men in
accommodation certified
to hold 268.
The outside walls guard
was described as a “useful initiative”.
Gig ticket
ads ban
TICKETMASTER’S claim
that its Platinum seats
were the “best available”
has been banned.
The Advertising Standards Authority ruled it
was misleading as there
was “no discernible difference” to general seats.
And in some cases the
stage view was worse.
Platinum tickets were
also likely to be more
expensive — only being
released for sale after
general tickets sold out.
The events giant said
they were sold at market
rates reflecting demand.
It said it now called
them “in-demand” tickets
instead.
Three people had complained to the watchdog.
Thursday, January 4, 2018 ...............
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Coffin . . . and star with mum
By HOWELL DAVIES
Bizarre Reporter
SIR Elton John said in
a
poignant
online
note to mum Sheila
after
her
funeral
yesterday: “Thank-you
for bringing me into
the world.”
The grieving superstar,
70, also posted an Instagram snap of her coffin.
In an accompanying message he told her: “Dear Mum,
today’s funeral was perfect.”
He added the private service following her death last
month aged 92 was attended
by her brother and sister.
It was held in what the
singer described as “the
family chapel” which he said
“brought us all comfort”.
Sheila died just months
after she and the multimillionaire reconciled after
an eight-year feud.
Sir Elton told in the
message how her friends
will today “gather separately
to say their goodbyes” at a
memorial service for Sheila.
He added: “I’ve chosen all
the music so everything will
be just right.”
howell.davies@the-sun.co.uk
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A PASSENGER fed-up
with waiting to get off a
Ryanair plane opened an
emergency
exit
and
climbed on to a wing.
Romuald Graczyk, 57,
flipped when the New
Year’s Day flight from
London Stansted landed
an hour late at Spain’s
Malaga airport.
Passengers were then
left waiting 30 minutes.
A witness said: “He
left, saying, ‘I’m going via
the wing’. It was surreal.”
Ryanair said: “Police
arrested the passenger.”
£22k GAS OF WINE
Wine
from
grapes
grown with ozone in the
water at Las Pedroneras
near Madrid costs £22,190.
EXPOSED: SORD
By
KATE JACKSON
CLUSTERS of naked bodies
writhed in every room of
the sumptuous mansion.
Some had brought their wives
and husbands for the prospect of
bedding new flesh together.
Most were fuelled by the pills or
bags of white powder that had been
handed out after a three-course feast.
As corporate networking events go,
this one might raise eyebrows.
Yet in Silicon Valley, home to some
of the finest minds and richest
people on earth, this kind of drugfuelled orgy is part of their culture.
“People start cuddling and making
out,” says author Emily Chang, whose
new book lifts the lid on the area’s
sex parties and the so-called “cuddle
puddles”.
She told Vanity Fair: “Guests will
break out into twosomes or threesomes or more. They may disappear
into one of the venue’s many rooms,
or simply get down in the open.”
The IT geeks who have changed
the face of the world with their apps
and social media sites might be the
last people you would expect to
indulge in such activities.
They are, stereotypically, the nerds
who didn’t get dates as teenagers.
Yet now wealthy and successful,
they indulge in hedonistic parties in
the plush homes of venture capitalists
and tech founders in San Francisco,
Napa Valley and Malibu, California.
Some even use their lack of action
in their youth as an excuse for their
over-the-top sexual behaviour.
One woman the author calls Ava
tells her: “They say, ‘I’m catching up.
I lost my virginity when I was 25’.”
The guest lists at these events
include powerful men and younger,
attractive women, with a ratio of two
women to every man.
A male tech investor explains: “You
know when it’s that kind of party.
“At normal tech parties there are
hardly any women. At these kinds of
party there are tons of them.”
‘Open relationships are
the new normal’
In her book, Brotopia: Breaking Up
The Boys’ Club Of Silicon Valley,
Emily describes how guests are
invited by word-of-mouth or via the
very tech they helped to build, from
Facebook messaging to Snapchat and
even custom invitation e-cards service
Paperless Post.
Incredibly, she claims in the book
that some of the Ecstasy pills handed
round freely after dessert sometimes
bear the logos of tech companies.
Guests stay overnight, have breakfast and break away for more sex.
It’s a case of “eat, drugs, sex,
repeat,” according to Emily, who
interviewed nearly two dozen people
over two years. When her book is
released next month, tech gurus will
devour its contents to see if they can
recognise themselves.
But many in Silicon Valley and the
wider Californian tech world know
these shocking tales are just the tip
of the iceberg.
To them, these parties are far from
scandalous and just part of the freespirited, progressive mindset that has
formed Silicon Valley.
Emily writes that in the beating
heart of the area: “Their behaviour at
these high-end parties is an extension
of the progressiveness and openmindedness — the audacity, if you
will — that make founders think they
can change the world.
She adds: “Open relationships are
the new normal,” and many guests at
the sex party bring their spouses.
Polyamory — having more than one
relationship, and with your partner’s
area.
consent — has taken hold in the area
There are Polyamory Happy Hour
events as well as swingers’ parties
attended by the likes of software
engineers and tech executives.
Chris Messina, who invented the
Twitter hashtag, describes himself as
non-monogamous.
Tech firms are even facilitating
such lifestyles. Poly Life, for example, is an app for managing
multiple relationships.
Entrepreneur Ben Fuller, who
sold his first company in 2000
for £3.6billion, started the
Bronze Party swingers club in
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financiers and artists from the area.
At the club, mattresses covered in red
sheets fill the upstairs “play room” where
couples can indulge in whatever they
like, from swapping to voyeurism. Fuller
has also developed the Modern Lifestyle
online platform, connecting sex clubs
around the US. It allows guests to buy
tickets and see who is going to events
events.
While Emily’s book does not name
names, rumours of who is doing what
with whom — and how many people
they are doing it with — have done the
rounds for years.
Other stories which are less salacious
hark back to the “free love” ideas
which San Francisco, the home of
Silicon Valley, originally played host to
in the 1960s.
The Burning Man festival
festival, known for
its freedom of expression and naked
hippies, began in the city in 1986 and is
now staged at Black Rock desert in
Nevada. Each year the event draws high-
powered members of the tech community.
Among those rumoured to have gone are
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google
founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page —
the latter of whom reportedly once wore
a silver onesie at the festival.
Google is known to run shuttle buses
from its HQ in Mountain View, California, while ex-CEO Eric Schmidt is said
to have sealed his appointment because
of his love of the festival.
‘Office was dubbed the kink
room and had a bed in it’
Elon Musk, boss of electric car maker
Tesla, even came up with the idea for his
solar energy company SolarCity there.
None of these men are linked to any
sex party allegations.
But while Silicon Valley’s sex culture
appears to be everywhere, not everyone is
comfortable with it — particularly women.
Last year astonishing claims emerged
surrounding
start-up
UploadVR.
Exemployee Elizabeth Scott filed a lawsuit
that described a boys’ club environment
with an office with a bed in it dubbed
the “kink room”, where condom wrappers
and underwear were often found.
She also claimed that employees would
“micro-dose on drugs throughout the
day” and those who didn’t take part were
pushed aside. And she said an email was
circulated ahead of a trip to Asia looking
to hire submissive Asian “Samurai” girls.
A spokesperson for the firm said the
allegations were “entirely without merit”.
The case was settled in September and
the terms not disclosed.
Elsewhere, there are stories of how
women
in
the
tech
industry
feel
pressured to take part in sex parties.
One
female
investor
told
Emily:
“Women are participating in this culture
to improve their lives. They are an
underclass in Silicon Valley.”
And a female founder told her: “If you
participate in these sex parties, don’t ever
think about starting a company or having
someone invest in you. Those doors get
shut. But if you don’t participate, you’re
shut out. You’re damned if you do,
damned if you don’t.”
Tellingly, Emily’s book is titled “Brotopia” — and it seems it is men getting the
most out of this culture.
While male guests at the parties
include “powerful investors, well-known
entrepreneurs and top executives”, women
don’t need to have such lofty positions.
And in a chilling echo of the claims
against
Hollywood
producer
Harvey
Weinstein, one woman said the culture
was just an abuse of male power.
The woman, who has not been named,
was offered drugs at a party by a
company founder who insisted on kissing
her in front of his wife.
She
said:
“I
felt
gross.
I
had
participated in making out with him and
then he kept trying to find me and I
kept trying to run away and hide.
“It’s an abuse of power. I would never
do it again.”
l Brotopia: Breaking Up The Boys’ Club Of Silicon
Valley by Emily Chang, published by Portfolio, on
sale February 6.
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tvguide Thursday
6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Rip Off Britain: Holidays (S,HD)
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
Properties in Prestatyn, Darley
Dale and Folkestone. (S,HD)
11.00 Wanted Down Under
Life in New Zealand. (S,HD)
11.45 Close Calls: On Camera
A cyclist who survived two heart
attacks in one week. (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 (S,HD)
2.15 Father Brown The priest is
suspicious when Mrs McCarthy’s
friend dies in her sleep. (S,HD)
3.00 I Escaped To The Country Nicki
Chapman revisits house buyers in
Devon and Somerset. (S,HD)
3.45 The Farmers’ Country
Showdown A vegetable grower
and a beekeeper show their wares
at a farmers’ market. (S,HD)
4.30 Antiques Road Trip Charlie
Ross and James Braxton travel
from Buckinghamshire to the
Cotswolds. (S,HD)
5.15 Pointless Quiz show. (S,HD)
6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD)
6.30 Regional News (S)
6am Flog It! Trade Secrets (R,S,HD)
6.30 The Farmers’ Country
Showdown (R,S,HD)
7.15 Antiques Road Trip (R,S,HD)
8.00 Sign Zone: MasterChef
– The Professionals (R,S,SL)
9.00 BBC News (S,HD)
11.00 Westminster Abbey (R,S,HD)
12.00 Coast (R,S,HD)
12.10 Lucky Jim A hard-drinking junior
lecturer frustrated by his stuffy
university tries to impress a
professor, but his efforts only end
in disaster. Comedy with Ian
Carmichael and Terry-Thomas.
(1957) JJJJ (B/W,S,HD)
1.45 The Wonder Of Animals The
secrets of the fox. (R,S,HD)
2.15 Operation Wild (R,S,HD)
3.15 Penguins: Spy In The Huddle
Having grown up and become
independent, all the penguins
leave for the sea. (R,S,HD)
4.15 Planet Earth II (R,S,HD)
5.15 Flog It! Paul Martin presents from
St Albans Cathedral. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Eggheads Quiz show. (S,HD)
6.30 Great British Railway
Journeys The presenter visits
places of interest in West Sussex
and Hampshire. (S,HD)
6am Good Morning Britain The Hairy
Bikers, Si King and Dave Myers,
chat about their new TV series in
which they embark on a
Mediterranean adventure. Plus,
current affairs, entertainment 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 The ladies put
the world to rights once more and
invite a celebrity guest to chat
about what they are up to. (S,HD)
1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S)
1.55 Regional News (S)
2.00 Midsomer Murders Barnaby and
Jones race to find a connection
between a stolen antiques
racket and two couples who
disappeared in a village rumoured
to have haunted woods. (R,S)
Followed by Local Weather
4.00 Tipping Point Game show with
Ben Shephard. (R,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)
6.20 am 3rd Rock From The Sun
Three episodes. (R,S)
7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond
Double bill. (R,S)
8.30 Frasier Three episodes. (R,S)
10.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
USA In southern California. (R,S)
11.00 Sun, Sea And Selling Houses
In southern Spain. (R,S,HD)
12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD)
12.05 Couples Come Dine With Me
Three couples from in and around
Bristol compete. (R,S,HD)
1.05 Posh Pawn A couple want to sell
their unique house boat. (R,S,HD)
2.10 Countdown (S,HD)
3.00 The Secret Life Of The Zoo
A new female chimp arrives at
Chester Zoo. (R,S,HD)
4.00 A Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun Searching for a holiday
home in and around Marina
Almeria, Spain. (S,HD)
5.00 Come Dine With Me Four
people host dinner parties in and
around Sheffield. (S,HD)
6.00 The Simpsons The family
heads for Africa. (R,S)
6.30 Hollyoaks Myra has a plan to
make the cake sale a success.
Sami and Ellie get closer. (S,HD)
6am Milkshake! (HD)
9.15 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Animated adventures. (S)
9.45 PREMIERE The Unbeatables
Animation with the voices of
Rupert Grint and Anthony Head.
(2013) JJJ (S,HD)
11.25 Access Showbiz news. (S,HD)
11.30 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
Doctor Neil treats a man with a
rash covering his body. (R,S,HD)
Followed by 5 News Lunchtime
12.35 The Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi
visits a Mediterranean-themed
hotel in north London. (R,S,HD)
1.35 The 19th Wife
Drama starring Chyler Leigh, Matt
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(2010) JJJ (S,HD)
3.20 PREMIERE Deadly Stage Fright
A soprano agrees to a comeback
event years after a violent attack
sent her into retirement, but new
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starring Jordan Ladd and Brody
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5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD)
5.35 Barging Loving Celebs
The quartet learn about architect
Thomas Telford. (R,S,HD)
6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD)
9pm DI Mooney investigates when a woman
falls from a balcony in Death In Paradise
9pm David Olusoga charts 180 years of
British history in A House Through Time
10.45pm Tim Marlow examines the work of
the world’s most celebrated artists in Great Art
10pm Erin is not pleased when she wakes to
find her cousin reading her diary in Derry Girls
10pm Reality star Chanelle McCleary gets a
makeover on Celebrity 100 Per Cent Hotter
7.00 Celebrity Mastermind
(7/10) Actor Laurence Rickard,
Springwatch presenter Martin
Hughes-Games, model and
presenter Vogue Williams and
BBC deputy political editor John
Pienaar compete. (S,HD)
7.30 EastEnders
As the dust settles on another
series of eventful Christmas and
New Year celebrations, pressure
is at an all-time high for the
members of Aidan’s gang. (S,HD)
Followed by BBC News
8.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build
(1/8) Nick Knowles meets a West
Sussex wife and mother-of-four
who was paralysed in a bicycle
accident in the summer of 2015,
and needs her home adapting for
her wheelchair. (S,HD)
9.00 Death In Paradise
(1/8) DI Jack Mooney is tested
when a hotel billionaire’s fiancée
falls from a balcony the day
before her lavish wedding. It looks
like suicide – except for just one
thing. (S,HD)
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
10.30 Regional News (S)
10.45 Mrs Brown’s
Boys New Year Special
Winnie and Agnes join Father
Damien’s neighbourhood patrol,
but it quickly becomes clear they
are not cut out for crimebusting.
Mrs Brown also tries to sort out
Cathy’s love life. (R,S,HD)
11.15 New Tricks
(9/10) The detectives meet their
new boss, DCI Sasha Miller, who
wastes no time getting on with her
first case – the ritualistic killing of
an Italian immigrant. Tamzin
Outhwaite joins the cast as DCI
Miller, with Dennis Waterman,
Denis Lawson and Nicholas
Lyndhurst. (R,S,HD) Then
Weather For The Week Ahead
12.20 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
7.00 Kate Humble:
Off The Beaten Track
(3/4) In Ponterwyd, Kate and Teg
herd sheep for the market, and
the presenter witnesses first-hand
the price disparity between what
farmers get for their sheep and
what consumers pay. (S,HD)
7.30 Christmas University
Challenge 2017
(9/10) Jeremy Paxman asks the
questions in the second semi-final
of the Christmas contest. (S,HD)
8.00 The Hairy Bikers’
Mediterranean Adventure
(1/6) Si King and Dave Myers
search for the flavours of several
Mediterranean countries,
beginning in Italy, where they
taste simple local ingredients and
spicy nduja pate. (S,HD)
9.00 A House Through Time
(1/4) Documentary charting 180
years of British history as lived
through by the successive
inhabitants of a terraced house in
Liverpool, from the 1840s to the
present day. (S,HD)
10.00 Live At The Apollo
(6/7) Dane Baptiste presents
stand-up comedy from the
Hammersmith Apollo in west
London, introducing sets by
Desiree Burch and Chris
McCausland. (S,HD)
10.30 Newsnight
Presented by Evan Davis. (S,HD)
Followed by Weather
11.15 Robot Wars Special 2017:
The World Series
(1/2) Dara O Briain and Angela
Scanlon present a special episode
in which champion robots from
past series battle it out against a
team of rivals from other
countries. (R,S,HD)
12.15 Sign Zone: Blue Planet II –
Oceans Of Wonder
Documentary. (R,S,SL) 1.452.45am Employable Me (R,S,SL)
7.00 Emmerdale
Tom is hopeful, Charity discovers
a secret, and Alex plans a
surprise for Aaron. (S,HD)
7.30 Tonight: Diets –
New Year, New You?
At this time of year, many
overweight Brits will be paying out
on quick fixes, from fad diets to
super slimming products. Helen
Skelton investigates if they are
worth it. (S,HD)
8.00 Emmerdale
Debbie is angry, and Doug tries
to cheer Bob up. Meanwhile,
Cain talks to Moira. (S,HD)
8.30 Coronation Street
Faye offers a homeless Seb a
place to sleep, on the condition
that he changes his statement
about Anna, and Steve assures
Tracy that he no longer has
feelings for Michelle. (S,HD)
9.00 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories
(2/4) Piers meets Caitlyn Jenner,
who opens up about her feud with
her ex-wife and stepchildren, and
reflects on winning gold while
battling gender issues. (S,HD)
10.00 ITV News At Ten (S)
10.35 Regional News (S)
10.45 Great Art
(1/5) Tim Marlow explores the
work of the world’s most
celebrated artists, beginning with
Canaletto, revealing how his
paintings were influenced by his
home city of Venice. (S,HD)
11.45 Joanna Lumley’s Postcards
(4/6) The actress recalls her
journey across the Greek islands,
meeting people who speak by
whistling, climbing a slumbering
volcano and visiting the birthplace
of Hippocrates. (R,S,HD)
12.10 Jackpot247 Interactive gaming.
3.00 Tonight: Diets – New Year,
New You? (R,S,HD) 3.25
Nightscreen (HD) 5.05-6am The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S,SL,HD)
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
7.00 Baby Ballroom
8.00 Food Unwrapped Diet Special
(1/8) Behind the scenes at a
Wolverhampton dance school.
Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton,
Matt Tebbutt and Dr Helen Lawal
Pre-teen couple Max and Olivia
investigate healthy eating
are setting the floor alight with
products and plans, and offer
their dazzling routines, but they
surprising tips for staying healthy
keep falling out. (S,HD) Followed
by 5 News Update
in the new year. (S,HD)
9.00 Hunted
8.00 Big Family Values:
More Kids Than Cash
(1/6) Nine British citizens,
(4/4) A Derbyshire couple with 10
including former police firearms
children cannot decide whether
officer Jamie Clark, turn fugitive
they should have another baby,
and go on the run. Following a
while a family from Southampton
dramatic launch and helicopter
with eight kids struggle to
chase in Manchester, the runners
make ends meet. (S,HD)
are pursued across the UK by a
Followed by 5 News Update
team of hunters, drawn from
9.00 Celebrity Big Brother
some of the world’s best
Highlights of the housemates’
investigators and led by former
first full day at the mercy of Big
Scotland Yard detective Chief
Brother, where it remains to be
Peter Bleksley. (S,HD)
seen who is playing up for the
10.00 Derry Girls
benefit of the viewing public. (S)
(1/6) Comedy set against the
Troubles in early-1990s Northern 10.00 Celebrity 100 Per Cent Hotter
(1/4) As the celebrity version of
Ireland. The new school term
gets off to a bad start for Erin
the makeover series returns,
when she finds her cousin
reality star Chanelle McCleary and
reading her diary. (S,HD)
X Factor finalist Honey G receive
10.30 20 Kids And Counting
style assistance from a team of
Documentary following Britain’s
experts. After being rated by
biggest family, the Radfords, as
members of the public, the
Sue and Noel prepare for the
stylists set out to completely
arrival of baby number 20, and
transform the pair, giving them a
plan a surprise family trip to
brand new look. (S)
Florida. (R,S,HD)
11.05 Celebrity Big Brother’s
Bit On The Side
11.35 24 Hours In A&E
Rylan Clark-Neal presents the
An unknown patient arrives after
CBB companion show, including
collapsing in the street, a 29-yearcelebrity guests’ thoughts on the
old comes in following an accident
latest developments and behindat the gym, and a young girl has
the-scenes insights. (S)
signs of a chest infection. (R,S,HD)
12.00 SuperCasino Live interactive
12.40 The Supervet (R,S,HD)
1.35 The Secret Life Of The Zoo
gaming. (HD) 3.10 GPs: Behind
(R,S,HD) 2.30 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Closed Doors (R,S) 4.00 My
Nightmares USA (R,S) 3.20 Word
Mum’s Hotter Than Me!
Of The Year 2017 (R,S,SL,HD)
(R,S,SL,HD) 4.45 House Doctor
4.15 Location, Location, Location
(R,S,SL) 5.10 Wildlife SOS.
(R,S,HD) 5.05 Come Dine With
Documentary. (R,S,SL) 5.35
Chinese Food In Minutes (R,S,SL)
Me (R,S,HD) 5.35-6.20am
5.50-6am Access (S,HD)
Countdown (R,S,HD)
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SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
6am Futurama Double bill. (R,S)
7.00 The Simpsons (R,S,HD)
8.00 Micro Monsters With David
Attenborough (R,S,HD)
9.00 Dogs: An Amazing Animal
Family Patrick Aryee heads to
the Americas. (R,S,HD)
10.00 Modern Family Four back-toback episodes. (R,S,HD)
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Navy Seals appear to be
responsible for the death
of an undercover cop. (R,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Double bill.
McGarrett and Danno find
themselves adrift at sea.
Then, a polo player is
decapitated. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
The team tries to discover who
hacked a drone. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Modern Family Double bill.
Jay and Claire butt heads while
shooting an advert. Then, Haley
gets Alex drunk. (R,S,HD)
5.00 The Simpsons Krusty agrees to
run for Congress. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Futurama Double bill. Fry makes
a deal with the Robot Devil.
Then, Dr Farnsworth makes a
robotic version of Leela. (R,S)
8pm Martin Clunes, Aisling Bea and Jimmy
Carr guest on Duck Quacks Don’t Echo
6.30 The Simpsons
(4, 5 & 6/22) Triple bill. Tony
Blair and JK Rowling are present
to witness the Simpson family’s
arrival on holiday in London.
Then, Homer is filmed fleeing
from a wild bear and becomes a
local laughing stock. Next, Homer
is awarded his own talk show and
takes over Krusty’s regular
television slot. (R,S,HD)
8.00 Duck Quacks Don’t Echo
(1/8) Martin Clunes, Jimmy Carr
and Aisling Bea join host Lee
Mack as he returns with the show
in which his guests’ favourite
facts are tested for scientific
accuracy. (R,S,HD)
9.00 A League Of Their Own
(1/10) The quiz returns with Andy
Carroll, David Walliams and
Melanie C joining James Corden,
Jamie Redknapp, Andrew Flintoff
and Jack Whitehall. (R,S,HD)
10.00 Delicious
(1/4) Business is booming at the
Penrose a year after Leo’s death,
but there is trouble in store for
Gina and Sam. Return of the
drama starring Dawn French and
Emilia Fox. (R,HD)
11.00 The Simpsons
(11& 12/22) Double bill. Bart
legally separates from his
parents. Then, Lisa is offered a
college scholarship. (R,S,HD)
12.00 The Force: North East Police
hunt for a man wanted for
domestic violence. (R,S,HD) 1.00
Air Ambulance ER (R,S,HD) 2.00
Hawaii Five-0 (R,S,HD) 4.00
Stop, Search, Seize (R,S,HD)
5.00-6am Highway Patrol (R,S)
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11.30 Sky Sports Daily 12.00 Sky Sports News 3.00
Transfer Centre 3.30 Sky Sports News 5.00 Sky Sports
News At 5 6.00 Sky Sports News At 6
7.00 Transfer Centre The latest football transfer news.
7.30 LIVE Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v West
Ham United. Kick-off at 8.00. Coverage of the top-flight
encounter between the London rivals at Wembley Stadium.
r Kane’s 2017 The striker’s year.
10.30 Harry
11.00 LIVE PGA Tour Golf The Sentry Tournament
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3.00-6am Sky Sports News
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
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PL Legends 6.00 PL Review
7.00 PL Highlights Arsenal v Chelsea.
7.30 LIVE Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v West
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10.30 Harry Kane’s 2017 The striker’s year.
11.00 PL Review A look back at recent fixtures.
12.00 PL Highlights 12.30 Harry Kane’s 2017 1.00 Premier
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PL Highlights 3.30 Premier League 100 Club 4.00 PL Best
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TONIGHT’S PICKS
Hunted
C4, 9pm
Piers Morgan’s Life
Stories, ITV, 9pm
CAITLYN JENNER is in
the hot seat tonight for
a tense chat covering
her family and gender
transition. She doesn’t
take kindly to Piers’s
line of questioning.
The Hairy Bikers’ Med
Adventure, BBC2, 8pm
A THIRD series of the
tense cat-and-mouse
competition. Nine
more “fugitives” go on
the run, chased by expolice chief Peter
Bleksley and his team.
Death In Paradise
BBC1, 9pm
ARDAL O’HANLON is
back in this slice of
sunshine with added
murder. A billionaire’s
fiancée dies. Everyone
believes it is suicide –
except Mooney.
SI KING and Dave
Myers journey round
some of the jewels in
the Med’s culinary
crown, including
Sardinia and Corsica.
Food to drool over.
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Games 9.30 La Liga Greatest Games 10.00 Football Years
10.30 Football Countdowns 11.00 EFL Midweek Goals
12.00 Football’s Greatest Players 12.30 Football’s Greatest
Teams 1.00 La Liga Icons 2.00 EFL Midweek Goals 3.00
Football’s Greatest Players 3.30 Football’s Greatest Teams
4.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games 4.30 La Liga Greatest
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10.00 La Liga Show 10.30 EFL Matters 10.45 Clasico:
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EFL Matters 1.00 One2Eleven: Tony Cascarino 1.15
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La Liga Show 2.30 EFL Matters 3.00 Football Years
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SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football’s Greatest Players
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6am NFL: A Football Life 7.00 NFL: America’s Game 9.00
NFL Highlights 10.00 Racing News 10.30 NFL: A Football
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NFL: A Football Life 3.30 NFL: America’s Game 4.30 Carp
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Adventure Race World Series: China 8.00 Fishing: Hooked
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The Race Of Their Lives 9.00 ATP Masters Tennis 5.00
WWE Raw 7.00 ATP Tour Uncovered 7.30 Powerboating
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WWE Late Night Raw 12.00 ATP Tour Uncovered 12.30
Powerboating 1.30 World Rugby Show 2.00 Carp Wars
2.30 Sporting Greats 3.00 Sporting Records 4.00 Sporting
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5.30 Premier League Review 6.30 ESPN Soccer Stories
7.30 30 For 30 9.30 The Ashes 11pm-7.30am LIVE The
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Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors. Tip-off at 1.00.
3.30 Bundesliga Special 4.00 Bundesliga 4.30 BT Sport
Reload 5.00-8am LIVE WTA Tennis. The opening semifinal of the Brisbane International.
BT SPORT 3
6am Inside Sailing 6.30 LIVE WTA Tennis. The quarterfinals of the Brisbane International. 11.00 The Clare Balding
Show 11.30 Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights 2.00
Rugby Tonight 3.00 Relentless 4.00 Serie A Review 4.30
FA Cup Preview 5.00 Bundesliga Special 5.30 Bundesliga
Weekly 6.00 BDO World Championships 7.00 Rugby
Tonight 8.00 NBA 9.30 Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 10.00
Bundesliga Special 10.30 Bundesliga Weekly 11.00 Live
College Football 2.00 ESPN Classic Boxing 2.30 Serie A
Review 3.00 Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 3.30 FA Cup
Preview 4.00-8am LIVE WTA Tennis. The semi-finals of
the Auckland International.
S4C 6am Cyw 12.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 12.05
Perthyn 12.30 Noson Lawen 1.30 3 Lle 2.00 Newyddion S4C
A’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r
Tywydd 3.05 Boddi Dolwyn 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Larfa
5.05 Chwarter Call 5.20 Kung Fu Panda 5.45 Dim Byd 6.00
Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 6.05 04 Wal 6.30 Rownd A Rownd
7.00 Heno 7.30 Pobol Y Cwm 8.00 NEW Iolo: Deifio Yn Y
Barrier Reef 9.00 Newyddion 9 A’r Tywydd 9.30 Stand Yp
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FREEVIEW
12.10 Emmerdale 12.45 Coronation Street 1.45 The
Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show
5.50 Take Me Out 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold
8.00 Two And A Half Men 8.30 Superstore 9.00 FILM
22 Jump Street. Crime comedy with Channing Tatum.
(2014) 11.15 Family Guy 12.15 American Dad! 1.10
Two And A Half Men 1.35 Superstore 2.05 The Keith
Lemon Sketch Show 2.30-6am Teleshopping
ITV3 freeview 10
2 BROKE GIRLS,
E4, 9pm
Caroline and Max arrive at the film set in Texas
where Randy is working, and end up
becoming cast as extras in the movie in order
to get close enough to Randy to talk to him.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days; Weather 7.30 Great
Continental Railway Journeys 8.00 Walt Disney: Part
One 9.00 Walt Disney: Part Two 10.00 The Secret
Life Of Sue Townsend (Aged 68 3/4) 11.00 Iceland:
Land Of Ice And Fire: Natural World 12.00 Great
Barrier Reef 1.00 Walt Disney: Part One 2.00 Walt
Disney: Part Two 3.00-4am Peaky Blinders
ITV2 freeview 6
6am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 6.55
Dress To Impress 7.45 Emmerdale 8.20 Coronation
Street 9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.10
Who’s Doing The Dishes? 11.10 Dress To Impress
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.50 Judge Judy 7.15
Heartbeat 8.15 The Royal 9.20 Judge Judy 10.40
FILM The Pure Hell Of St Trinian’s. Comedy starring
Cecil Parker and Joyce Grenfell. (1960) 12.40 The
Royal 1.40 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic Coronation Street
3.50 Marple 5.55 Heartbeat 6.55 Murder, She Wrote
8.00 Marple 10.00 Foyle’s War 12.00 Inspector
Morse 2.05 Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping
ITV4 freeview 24
6am The Chase 6.45 Pawn Stars 7.30 Ironside 8.30
Quincy ME 9.35 Minder 10.40 The Sweeney 11.45
The Professionals 12.50 Ironside 1.50 Quincy ME
3.00 Minder 4.00 The Sweeney 5.05 The
Professionals 6.05 Storage Wars: Texas 7.00 Pawn
Stars 8.00 The Chase: Celebrity Special 9.00 FILM
Dr No. James Bond investigates a criminal
mastermind in the Caribbean who is plotting to
sabotage the US space programme. Spy thriller with
Sean Connery. (1962) 11.15 FILM Sudden Death
(1995) 1.30 Minder 2.25 Tommy Cooper 2.50
Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping
E4 freeview 28
6am Hollyoaks 6.30 Streetmate 7.00 Charmed 9.00
FILM Animals United (2010) 11.00 The Goldbergs
Satellite & Digital
12.00 How I Met Your Mother 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 The
Goldbergs 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 2 Broke
Girls 10.00 The Inbetweeners 11.05 The Big Bang
Theory 12.05 Gogglebox 12.55 Rude Tube 2.00 2
Broke Girls 2.50 First Dates 3.45 First Dates Abroad
4.10 Rude(ish) Tube 4.35-6am Charmed
1.00 Celebrity Big Brother 2.00 Police Interceptors
4.00 FILM Batteries Not Included (1987) 6.05
Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops 7.05 The Fresh Prince Of
Bel-Air 8.05 World’s Scariest Weather 9.00 FILM
Carrie (2013) 11.05 FILM The Eye (2008) 1.00
Aftermath 2.00 Teen Wolf 3.35 Fresh Off The Boat
4.00-6am Teleshopping
PICK freeview 11
5USA freeview 21
6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Border Patrol 8.00
Border Security: Canada’s Front Line 9.00 Without A
Trace 10.00 Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00
Nothing To Declare 1.00 A Town Called Eureka 2.00
Without A Trace 3.00 Stop, Search, Seize 4.00
Nothing To Declare UK 5.00 Monkey Life 6.00 A
Town Called Eureka 7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00
Babylon 5 9.00 Three Days To Live 10.00 The Hunt
For The Shoe Rapist 11.00 The Force: Manchester
12.00 Police Force: Australia 1.00 Police 10/7 2.00
Brit Cops: Frontline Crime UK 3.00 Road Wars 4.00
Nothing To Declare 5.00-6am Motorway Patrol
5STAR freeview 30
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters 10.00
American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear USA Special 2.00
Top Gear 3.00 Deadly 60 On A Mission 4.00 Ice Road
Truckers 5.00 Top Gear 7.00 Cops UK: Bodycam
Squad 8.00 QI XL 9.00 Live At The Apollo 10.00
Taskmaster 11.00 QI 12.20 Mock The Week 1.00
QI 2.20 Mock The Week 3.00 Parks And Recreation
3.25 8 Out Of 10 Cats 4.00-6am Teleshopping
MORE4 freeview 14
8.55am A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 9.55 Food
Unwrapped 10.30 How To Lose Weight Well 11.30
A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 12.35 A Place In The
Sun: Home Or Away 1.40 Come Dine With Me 4.20
Four In A Bed. Five episodes. 6.55 The Supervet
7.55 Grand Designs 9.00 The World’s Best Diet
10.40 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown 11.45
Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 1.40 Grand
Designs 2.45-3.30am 8 Out Of 10 Cats
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Catch A Contractor 9.20
FILM Jesse Stone: Lost In Paradise (2015) 11.00
FILM McBride: Murder Past Midnight. Mystery with
John Larroquette. (2005) 12.55 Access 1.00
Remington Steele 2.00 NCIS 3.00 The Mentalist 4.00
Rookie Blue 5.00 Law & Order 7.00 NCIS: New
Orleans 9.00 Chicago PD 10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit 11.55 NCIS 12.50 Cedar Cove 2.50
Chicago Fire 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 8.00 My Wife And Kids 8.20
Gilmore Girls 9.15 Milkshake! 10.55 Access 11.05
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 12.05 According To Jim
DAVE freeview 12
REALLY freeview 17
6am Pound Shop Wars 6.25 Medical Emergency
7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Antiques Road Trip
9.00 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 10.00 DIY SOS
11.00 Ghost Adventures 12.00 The Dead Files 1.00
Escape To The Country 2.00 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun 3.00 Wanted Down Under 4.00 The
Dead Files 5.00 Ghost Adventures 6.00 Antiques
Road Trip 7.00 Escape To The Country 8.00 DIY
SOS 9.00 Embarrassing Bodies 10.00 Busting The
Drugs Millions: Inside The National Crime Agency
11.00 Murder Made Me Famous 12.00 Crime
Stories 1.00 I Survived Evil 2.00 Teleshopping 4.00
Murder Made Me Famous 4.50-6am Crime Stories
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Hunting Down The Nazis 11.00
Locomotion: Dan Snow’s History Of Railways 12.00
Time Team 1.00 Human Planet 2.00 Alaska: Earth’s
Frozen Kingdom 3.00 Coast 4.00 Locomotion: Dan
Snow’s History Of Railways 5.00 The Nazis: A
Warning From History 6.00 Battleplan 7.00 Hunting
Down The Nazis 8.00 Wartime Crime 9.00 The Two
Ronnies 11.00 Men Behaving Badly 12.15
Blackadder II 12.50 Diamond Decades 1.50
Pointless 3.00-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM A Deadly Obsession
(2011) 10.40 FILM Mistaken (2008) 12.20 FILM
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) 2.00 FILM
Legends Of The Fall (1994) 4.25 FILM A Walk In The
Clouds (1995) 6.35 FILM Daylight. Disaster movie
with Sylvester Stallone. (1996) 9.00 FILM The Marine
2. Action thriller sequel with Ted DiBiase. (2009)
11.05 FILM Heist (2001) 1.25 FILM Contract To Kill
(2016) 3.30 Sony Movie News 2017 3.40 FILM
Savannah (2013) 5.50-6am Sony Movie News 2017
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am Fish Town 7.00 The Guest Wing 8.00 Richard
E Grant’s Hotel Secrets 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. Frank faces backlash
after disciplining a disrespectful cop. 9.00 The Tunnel:
Vengeance. As a young mother-to-be helps with their
enquiries, a new development threatens to tear Karl
and Elise’s partnership apart. In English and French.
10.05 Game Of Thrones 12.15 The Tunnel:
Vengeance 1.15 Dexter 2.25 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation 3.20 Banshee 4.20-6am The West Wing
SKY LIVING
6am 60 Minute Makeover 7.00 Obese: A Year To
Save My Life 8.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
9.00 Criminal Minds 11.00 The Biggest Loser:
Australia. Weight-loss challenge from Down Under.
12.00 UK Border Force 1.00 Stop, Search, Seize
2.00 Nothing To Declare 4.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation 5.00 Criminal Minds 7.00 Children’s
Hospital 8.00 Elementary 9.00 Criminal Minds
10.00 Madam Secretary. Elizabeth and retired UN
ambassador Kat Sandoval must work with the
Russian foreign minister to contain a smallpox
outbreak. Political drama starring Tea Leoni.
11.00 Criminal Minds 3.00 Scandal 4.00
Elementary 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare
FOX
8am Monk 9.00 The Closer 11.00 Bones 1.00
NCIS 3.00 The Closer 5.00 Bones 7.00 NCIS 9.00
The Orville. The Orville encounters a long-dormant
vessel adrift in space, and while Mercer tries to get
through to its brainwashed inhabitants, Gortus,
Gordon and John fend off a Krill attack. 10.00 Family
Guy. Double bill. 11.00 American Dad! 12.00 Family
Guy 1.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy 4.00
American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
GOLD
7.50am Yes, Prime Minister 8.25 To The Manor
Born 9.00 Goodnight Sweetheart 9.40 Last Of The
Summer Wine 11.40 My Family 12.20 The Green
Green Grass 1.00 Keeping Up Appearances 1.40 As
Time Goes By 2.40 Porridge 3.20 The Green Green
Grass 4.00 Last Of The Summer Wine 6.00 Keeping
Up Appearances 6.40 The Good Life 8.00 Porridge
9.20 Absolutely Fabulous 10.00 Game On 11.20
Jack Dee Live At The Apollo 12.20 Peep Show 1.30
Game On 2.45 Harry Hill’s TV Burp 3.10 Peep Show
4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
8am The Middle 10.00 Friends 1.00 Impractical
Jokers 2.00 Friends 4.00 Bob’s Burgers 5.00
Friends 9.00 FILM What Happens In Vegas.
Romantic comedy with Cameron Diaz and Ashton
Kutcher. (2008) 11.00 FILM Eurotrip. Comedy
starring Scott Mechlowicz and Jessica Boehrs. (2004)
12.50 The Daily Show. Satirical talk show hosted by
Trevor Noah. 1.20 Impractical Jokers 2.15 South
Park 4.15 Bob’s Burgers 5.00-6am Teleshopping
W
6.10am MasterChef Junior 8.00 Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Tipping Point
1.00 Supernanny US 3.00 Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition 5.00 Tipping Point 6.00 The Davina Hour
7.00 My Dream Home 8.00 One Born Every Minute
9.00 Murder Made Me Famous. The 1989 killings of
media mogul Jose Menendez and his wife Kitty. 10.00
John Bishop: In Conversation With Steve Coogan
11.00 EastEnders 11.40 EastEnders Revealed:
Whodunits 12.40 Wanted Down Under 2.20 Judge
Faith 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
UNIVERSAL
6am CSI: Miami 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Law & Order
2.00 NCIS 9.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2.00 Law & Order. Crime drama. 3.00 Private Eyes
4.00-6am Numb3rs. Two episodes.
DISCOVERY
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier
8.00 Gold Rush 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
Blowing Up History 6.00 Wheeler Dealers 7.00
Wheeler Dealers 8.00 Wheeler Dealers. New series.
Mike Brewer returns with the car restoration show,
beginning as he joins a new mechanic in revamping a
valuable 1995 Ford Escort. 9.00 Mysteries Of The
Missing. New series. Terry O’Quinn pursues plausible
explanations for some of the world’s most baffling
disappearances. 10.00 Waco Cult: Crimes Of The
Century 11.00 Ed Stafford: Into The Unknown 12.00
Mysteries Of The Missing 1.00 How It’s Made 3.00
Waco Cult: Crimes Of The Century 3.50 Mysteries Of
The Missing 4.40 Gold Rush 5.30-6am How It’s Made
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (U, 2017) HHH
6.30 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. HHH
8.15 The Ottoman Lieutenant (12, 2017) HHHH
10.15 Wolves At The Door (15, 2016) HHH
11.40 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) HHHH
1.45 The Zookeeper’s Wife (12, 2017) HHHH
3.55 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. HHH
5.40 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12, 2017)
Fantasy adventure starring Chris Pratt, Zoe
Saldana and Kurt Russell. HHHH
8.00 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) HHHH
10.10 Wolves At The Door During the summer of
1969, four friends find their festivities ruined as
intruders stalk their Hollywood house. Homeinvasion horror, starring Katie Cassidy, Elizabeth
Henstridge and Adam Campbell. (15, 2016) HHH
11.35 Table 19 (12, 2017) Comedy. HHH
1.15 The Hunter’s Prayer (15, 2017) HHH
3.00 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12, 2017)
Fantasy adventure starring Chris Pratt. HHHH
5.30-6am Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (U, 2017)
Animated short with the voice of Josh Gad. HHH
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
7.25am Airheads (15, 1994) Comedy. HH
9.05 Big Daddy (12, 1999) Comedy. HHHH
10.45 Dad’s Army (PG, 2016) Comedy. HH
12.30 The Top Ten Show 2017
12.50 Fist Fight (15, 2017) Comedy. HHH
2.30 Music And Lyrics (PG, 2007) Comedy. HH
4.20 Hot Tub Time Machine (15, 2010) HHH
6.10 Three Amigos! (PG, 1986) Comedy. HHH
8.00 Fist Fight (15, 2017) Comedy. HHH
9.40 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (12,
2004) Sporting comedy starring Ben Stiller,
Vince Vaughn and Christine Taylor. HHH
11.20 Hot Tub Time Machine (15, 2010) HHH
1.10 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (15, 1999) HH
2.50 Balls Of Fury (12, 2007) Comedy. HH
4.30-6.45am The Apartment (PG, 1960) Comedy
drama with Jack Lemmon. HHHHH
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
6.30am The Breakfast Show With Scott And Chris 10.00
Jordan North 12.45 Newsbeat 1.00 Cel And Katie 4.00
Dev 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 Dev 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 The
8th With Charlie Sloth 11.00 BBC Residency: TQD 12.00
BBC Residency: Jubilee 1.00 Toddla T 3.00 Artist
Takeover With James Arthur 4.00-6.30am Early Breakfast
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
6.30am Mark Goodier. Sitting in for Chris Evans. 9.30
Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine 2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo 7.00 Bob Harris Country
8.00 Ana Matronic 10.00 The Radio 2 Arts Show With
Jonathan Ross 12.00 The Craig Charles House Party (R)
SKY CINEMA ACTION
6.40am Asian Connection (15, 2016) HH
8.15 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (15, 2015) HHH
9.50 Warcraft (12, 2016) Fantasy. HH
12.00 John Wick: Chapter Two (15, 2017) HHH
2.05 The A-Team (12, 2010) Adventure. HHH
4.05 Rocky III (PG, 1982) Drama. HHH
5.50 Warcraft (12, 2016) Fantasy. HH
8.00 John Wick: Chapter Two (15, 2017) HHH
10.05 The A-Team (12, 2010) Adventure. HHH
12.10 The 13th Warrior (15, 1999) HHH
2.00 Death Warrant (18, 1990) Thriller. HHH
3.35 Rocky III (PG, 1982) Drama. HHH
5.30-7.20am The Next Karate Kid (PG, 1994)
Adventure sequel with Pat Morita. HH
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
6am Rock Dog (PG, 2016) Animation. HHH
7.40 The Flintstones (U, 1994) Comedy. HH
9.20 The Dragon Spell (U, 2016) HHH
11.00 Alice Through The Looking Glass (PG,
2016) Fantasy adventure sequel starring Mia
Wasikowska and Johnny Depp. HH
1.00 Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG, 2016) HHHH
2.45 The Flintstones (U, 1994) Comedy. HH
4.25 The Dragon Spell (U, 2016) HHH
6.00 The Jungle Book (PG, 2016) HHHH
8.00 Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG, 2016) HHHH
9.45 Addams Family Values (PG, 1993) HHHH
11.30 The Great Gilly Hopkins (PG, 2016)
Coming-of-age drama starring Kathy Bates. HHH
1.10 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (PG,
2004) Comedy adventure sequel. HH
2.45 Addams Family Values (PG, 1993) HHHH
4.25-6am Rock Dog (PG, 2016) Animation. HHH
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
6.30am Terms Of Endearment (15, 1983) Drama
starring Shirley MacLaine. HHHHH
8.50 Wuthering Heights (PG, 1992) Drama. HH
10.40 Aftermath (15, 2017) Drama starring Arnold
Schwarzenegger and Scoot McNairy. HHHH
12.25 Anything For Love (PG, 2016) HH
2.00 Radio 2’s Tracks Of My Years Playlist 3.00 Radio 2
Playlist: Have A Great Weekend 4.00 Radio 2 Playlist:
Feelgood Friday 5.00-6.30am Nicki Chapman
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00
Composer Of The Week: Colin Matthews. The influence of
Debussy and Beethoven upon Colin Matthews. 1.00 News
1.02 Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 5.00 In
Tune 7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert. Sara
Mohr-Pietsch presents cutting-edge new music. 10.00 Free
Thinking. Jennifer Egan talks about the research for her
latest novel. 10.45 The Essay: Brick, Stone, Steel, Glass
11.00 Late Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night (R)
2.00 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (15, 2016)
Wartime drama starring Joe Alwyn. HHH
4.00 Taps (PG, 1981) Drama. HHH
6.10 Edward Scissorhands (PG, 1990) HHHHH
8.00 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (15, 2016)
Drama starring Joe Alwyn. HHH
10.00 Runaway Bride (PG, 1999) Comedy. HHH
12.00 A Mighty Heart (15, 2007) Drama. HHHH
2.00 Great Expectations (15, 1998) Drama. HH
4.00-7am The Bible (U, 1966) Drama. HH
SKY CINEMA HITS
7am Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
(U, 2015) Family comedy sequel. HH
8.45 A Street Cat Named Bob (12, 2016) HHHH
10.45 The Greatest Showman: Special
11.15 Point Break (12, 2015) Thriller. HH
1.15 The Great Wall (12, 2016) Fantasy. HHHH
3.15 Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
(U, 2015) The singing rodents travel across America
to stop their human friend from getting married.
Family comedy sequel with Jason Lee. HH
5.00 Death Race (15, 2008) HHH
7.00 A Street Cat Named Bob (12, 2016) HHHH
9.00 The Great Wall (12, 2016) Fantasy. HHHH
11.00 Point Break (12, 2015) Thriller. HH
1.00 Death Race (15, 2008) HHH
3.00 Our Brand Is Crisis (15, 2015) Drama. HHH
5.00-6.45am Top Cat Begins (U, 2015) HH
SKY CINEMA GREATS
6am The Black Orchid (U, 1958) Drama. HH
7.45 The Seven Year Itch (PG, 1955) HHHH
9.45 Jumanji (PG, 1995) Fantasy. HHHH
11.45 8 Mile (15, 2002) Drama. HHHH
1.45 The Mummy Returns (PG, 2001) HH
4.00 I Am Number Four (12, 2011) HH
6.00 Jumanji (PG, 1995) Fantasy. HHHH
8.00 8 Mile (15, 2002) Drama. HHHH
10.00 Air Force One (15, 1997) Thriller. HHHH
12.05 Strange Days (18, 1995) Thriller. HHHH
2.30 I Am Number Four (12, 2011) HH
4.25-6.05am The Black Orchid (U, 1958) HH
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
6am FM: Today 7.30 LW: Today 9.00 Her Story Made
History 9.30 FM: One To One (R) 9.45 FM: Book Of The
Week 9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman’s Hour 11.00
Crossing Continents 11.30 Why The Moon, Luke? (R)
12.00 News; LW: Shipping 12.04 Home Front 12.15 You
And Yours 1.00 World At One 1.45 Conflict And
Co-operation 2.00 Archers (R) 2.15 Drama 3.00 Open
Country 3.27 Appeal (R) 3.30 Open Book (R) 4.00 Film
Programme 4.30 BBC Inside Science 5.00 PM; LW:
Shipping 6.00 News 6.30 John Finnemore’s Souvenir
Programme 7.00 Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45 Shardlake:
Heartstone 8.00 Briefing Room 8.30 In Business
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
6.20am Tinker Bell And The Secret Of The
Wings (U, 2012) Animation. HHH
7.40 Atlantis 2: Milo’s Return (U, 2003) HH
9.10 The Incredibles (U, 2004) HHHHH
11.10 The Muppet Movie (U, 1979) HHHH
12.55 Disney’s Blank Cheque (PG, 1994) HHH
2.35 Finding Dory (U, 2016) Animation. HHHH
4.20 The Good Dinosaur (PG, 2015) HHHH
6.00 The Incredibles (U, 2004) HHHHH
8.00 Finding Dory (U, 2016) Animation. HHHH
9.45 The Muppet Movie (U, 1979) HHHH
11.25 The Sword In The Stone (U, 1963) HHH
12.55 The Muppet Christmas Carol (U, 1992)
Puppet comedy starring Michael Caine. HHHH
2.30 Heavyweights (PG, 1994) Comedy. H
4.20-6.15am Prom (U, 2011) Comedy. HH
SKY CINEMA SELECT
7.45am Men & Chicken (15, 2015) HHHH
9.40 Journey To The Shore (12, 2014) HHH
11.55 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (15, 2016) HHH
1.55 To Kill A Mockingbird (PG, 1962) HHHHH
4.10 Battle For Sevastopol (15, 2015) HHH
6.25 Lemon (15, 2017) Comedy. HHH
8.00 Children Of Men (15, 2006) HHHHH
10.00 Inglourious Basterds (18, 2009) HHHH
12.35 Marathon Man (18, 1976) Thriller. HHHH
2.45 Evolution (15, 2015) Mystery. HHHH
4.15-6am Exit (PG, 2014) Drama. HHHH
SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR
6.40am Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (12,
2003) Sci-fi adventure sequel. HHH
8.45 The Sixth Sense (15, 1999) HHHHH
10.45 The Girl With All The Gifts (15, 2016)
Horror thriller starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy
Considine and Glenn Close. HHH
12.45 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find
Them (12, 2016) Fantasy. HHH
3.00 Rings (15, 2017) Horror. HHH
5.00 The Sixth Sense (15, 1999) HHHHH
7.00 The Girl With All The Gifts (15, 2016) HHH
9.00 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
(12, 2016) Harry Potter prequel. HHH
11.15 Rings (15, 2017) Horror. HHH
1.10 Within (15, 2016) Horror. HHH
2.45 Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (12,
2003) Sci-fi adventure. HHH
4.40-6.20am Project: ALF (PG, 1996) HH
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
6.40am Snakes On A Plane (15, 2006) HHH
8.30 Miller’s Crossing (15, 1990) HHHHH
10.30 Inside Man (15, 2006) Thriller. HHHH
12.40 Fugitives (15, 2015) Thriller. HHH
2.20 Come And Find Me (15, 2016) Thriller. HHH
4.25 Allied (15, 2016) Wartime drama. HHHH
6.40 K-19: The Widowmaker (12, 2002) HH
9.00 The Accountant (15, 2016) Drama. HHHH
11.10 We Still Steal The Old Way (18, 2017)
Criminal outfit the Archer Gang encounters an old
enemy when a daring heist ends with them behind
bars. Prison drama starring Ian Ogilvy. HHH
1.00 ID2: Shadwell Army (18, 2016) HHH
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BREAKING
ICE AND
HEARTS
SHOW host PHILLIP
SCHOFIELD has predicted
Dancing On Ice could wreck
marriages . . . and create new
ones amid the intimate
routines on the rink.
Both Jayne and Chris have
backed him, saying the
“physical” requirements of the
competition could lead to
chemistry behind the scenes.
Chris said: “It’s part of it. It’s
so tactile and you have to be
so committed that you’re
actually compressed together
in all this time and it’s physical.
“It’s about how you touch
each other and it’s about the
emotion.
“You know, single people
and sometimes not single
people get together.”
But one skating pair who are
definitely not a couple are
Chris and Jayne.
She says she’s fed up of
people thinking her and Chris
are married after 43 years of
dancing together.
Jayne said: “For years
people would assume that
Chris was my husband.”
With all the ice rink intimacy
and passion, you can’t really
blame them.
soapbox
IN EASTENDERS the last of
the festive decorations are
coming down and so are the
moods of Walford’s residents
as they contemplate life in the
new year.
Aidan’s gang, still dealing
with the effects of their big
job, are feeling the pressure –
and there’s the realisation that
the lives of some people on
Albert Square will never be
the same again.
In CORONATION STREET
homeless Seb is offered a
place to sleep by Faye, but
only if he pledges to alter his
statement about Anna.
Meanwhile, Steve tries to
convince Tracy that he no
longer has feelings for
Michelle, despite offering her
£10,000 to help with her and
Robert’s money issues.
KEM
CETINAY:
Going to be
a real
entertainer.
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Jayne anar
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PREPARE TO MEET JUDGING PANEL’S MRS NASTY
JAYNE will become TV’s
Mrs Nasty as a judge
according to Christopher.
The pair will make their debut
on the panel alongside
ASHLEY BANJO when the
show returns on Sunday.
But his long-serving dance
partner insists her style of
feedback won’t be as harsh
as that of final panel
member, the original
meanest judge on telly,
JASON GARDINER. Jayne
said: “I will say what I think,
if somebody’s not
performing well. But I don’t
think I could deliver it in the
way that Jason does. I’ll try
and be more polite.
“Sometimes in the past
3 days
to go
when judges made a
comment the contestants
sort of answered back and
made their own comment
so we’ll get a feel of how
egotistical they are
from that I guess.”
Arice Dame
Jayne and Sir
Christopher
PAIR’S PLAN TO BE KNIGHTED
JAYNE
TORVILL
and
CHRISTOPHER DEAN may
have again missed out on
a knighthood in the New
Year’s Honours but they
have a plan up their
sequined sleeves to end
their long wait.
The Olympians were speaking during their Bizarre TV
takeover, right, to launch the
new Dancing On Ice series.
And they were excited at the
thought of getting THE QUEEN
down to Bovingdon studio,
Herts, to see the ITV show in
the hope it might convince her
to hand out a gong.
Jayne said: “We would love
Her Majesty to come down
and watch.
“PAUL BURRELL told us The
Queen watched the Olympics
when we won and she stood
MAX EVANS:
Very feisty
and he’s
going to
make it work.
STEPHANIE
WARING: Fun
personality
will come
through.
up and applauded when we
were handed the gold.” The
pair attained their status as
British sporting icons after
their Bolero routine secured
them a gold medal in 1984 at
the Sarajevo Winter Games.
But despite years of campaigning from fans, they have
never
been
knighted.
This
month they failed to join
BEATLES
legend
RINGO
STARR,
cricketer
HEATHER KNIGHT
and Strictly star
DARCEY
BUSSELL
on the honours list.
Jayne
admits:
“When it came out
I thought, ‘Oh I
guess
we
didn’t
make it then’ but
that’s fine. Lots of
worthy people made
it. It was nice to see
Darcey recognised.”
And Chris insisted
they “haven’t given up
hope” of being recognised alongside sports
stars SIR CHRIS HOY,
DAME KELLY HOLMES
and
DAME
JESSICA
ENNIS-HILL.
This year’s comeback
could finally give them
the push they need.
ALEX BERESFORD: He’s
been working
hard, seems
very keen.
PERRI
SHAKESDRAYTON:
Excited about
doing show.
DONNA AIR:
Tall and slim,
that sort of
bodes well for
elegance on
the ice.
JAKE QUICKENDEN: He’s
loving it, he’s
going to be a
hard worker.
ANTONY
COTTON: If
he can’t skate
he will act like
he can.
CANDICE
BROWN: She
will bring a
certain
elegance.
CHERYL
BAKER: Will
perform well
and be
entertaining.
LEMAR: The
late call-ups
have always
done well on
the show.
BROOKE
VINCENT:
She’s got a
good, fun
personality.
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Holborn’s ‘drunk’ gran escorted out of Geordie Shore house in Tenerife
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ar dei
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I’m wasting my
life on hot sex
Dear Deidre
MY ex and I are having the
best sex of my life but I feel
I am wasting my time.
We split up about six months
ago but in November she rang and
asked me to spend the evening at
her place because she was lonely.
I agreed, reluctantly at first, and
when I arrived she was in her
nightie although it was only 8.30
in the evening.
I suppose I should have realised
what was going on and left at that
point, but I didn’t. I stayed. We
chatted. We had a glass of wine or
three and watched TV until late.
Then she showed me the spare
room where a bed was made up
for me. I showered and got in
under the duvet. No sooner was I
comfortable and relaxed than my
ex got in beside me.
We had even better sex than we
had ever had when we were
together — though I have to say
that was pretty good too.
I am 27, she is 26. The reason
we parted was that I caught her
cheating with a previous boyfriend.
I stayed with her for another six
months, the great sex being the
only reason. We were not getting
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THREE out of four parents
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broadband yet I often hear
from young people targeted
by older predators on the net.
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on, though. I always felt she took
me for granted and that if another
guy she fancied came along, I
would not see her for dust.
Since that night in her flat we
have been having sex regularly but
once again I feel taken for
granted. She is treating me like
she did when we were officially
together.
She performs better in bed than
she used to but I am not mentally
attracted to her any more. I also
feel I may be wasting the best
days of my life.
I don’t plan to spend the future
with her. Our relationship, if that
is what it is, is going nowhere.
Worryingly she has started to
talk about settling down and starting a family together.
She keeps coming up with plans
for us — where we will live, how
many children and so on.
This is not what I want. I just
enjoy the sex.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: You
are
shortchanging yourself and deceiving your
ex by playing along with her fantasies.
She has not changed. Why should
she? You say yourself that she will
cheat when someone more interesting
comes along.
You also admit you don’t really find
her attractive. So have the courage to
end what is going on – firmly but kindly
– so that both of you are free to find
someone who is right for you to share
your future with. My e-leaflet Ending A
Relationship will help.
Then make sure that you do not let
yourself be drawn back in by another
phone call pleading loneliness or
some other sort of excuse but really
offering sex.
While you are still with her, by the
way, don’t leave contraception up to
her. Be very sure always to use a
condom. A baby on the way is the last
complication you need.
Dear Deidre
I KEEP wondering what I have
done to turn my husband off
sex. We seem to be in a rut.
There is no kissing or cuddling and rarely proper sex.
We have been married for
nearly 15 years. I am 40, he
is 41 and we are really
struggling.
I have tried talking to him
saying I need to feel loved but
the only time anything happens is when he wants to have
sex. I am feeling so unloved
and I suspect he feels much
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Dear Deidre
I HAVE seen messages on my
parents’ phones saying they
hate my girlfriend.
I asked them about it pointblank but they denied it.
I am 20, my girlfriend is 19. I
am head over heels in love
with her but my parents won’t
accept her.
She had a date with a friend
of mine. My parents think I
should not have asked her out
when my pal was keen on her.
My girlfriend never wanted
to be more than mates with
HE’S BEEN
deidre’s
photo casebook SEEING
KIT, THE DESPERATE DAD: DAY 4
. . . LYING HERE WITHOUT
BEING ABLE TO TOUCH
MARIA DRIVES ME NUTS.
MAYBE A BIT OF TELLY WILL
HELP ME UNWIND . . .
. . . WOW,
SHE LOOKS
AMAZING . . .
WATCHING A REALLY
GOOD FILM, SO KEEP THE
NOISE DOWN. WHY DON’T
YOU JOIN ME?
the same but there seems to
be no way of working through
this time without arguing. We
both say we will have to try
harder but nothing changes.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: You need
a more definite plan of
action than just agreeing to
“try harder”.
Tell your husband you
want to go right back to
basics and rediscover the
closeness you once had.
My e-leaflet Saving Your
Sex Life explains self-help
steps to help you get
restarted.
him so I considered her free to
be with me. It’s tearing me
apart as my mum and dad are
a big part of my life.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Tell your
parents you find it hard that
they don’t like your girlfriend
but hope they will make an
effort since you love her.
Invite her to your home
with other friends. Give her
and your parents the chance
to get to know one another
and their fears may subside,
but sometimes we just have
to accept our parents don’t
know what’s best for us.
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Dear Deidre
I THOUGHT my man adored
me but I discovered he had
been sexting another woman
and suggesting meeting up
for sex. He is 39 and I’m 30.
When I confronted him, he
said he could not remember
the conversation because
he’d had too much to drink.
The messages were deleted.
That was three years ago,
just after his mother died. He
said he did it for comfort.
Now we have been seeing
a sex therapist because I
discovered he has been
seeing lots of other women.
At first he swore it was only
four but then admitted there
were a dozen.
I am heartbroken. I thought
we had moved on from all
that but now it seems he has
again been meeting yet
another woman for sex. I
contacted her but she told
me to get a life. My friends
say I should leave him.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: How
many chances will you give
him? Contacting other
women “for comfort” when
he has you is not on.
It sounds as if he feels
free to have an affair the
moment his life takes a dip.
My e-leaflet Your Man
Cheating On You? can help
you to make up your mind
about whether to stay and
continue seeing the
therapist or just leave.
MY GUY’S
ENDED IT
FROM THE
FAR EAST
Dear Deidre
COR, I WOULDN’T MIND
SOME OF WHAT HE’S
GETTING. BUT MAYBE
THAT’S JUST BECAUSE
I’M FRUSTRATED
FRUSTRATED?
OH DEAR,
ISN’T MY DEAR
SISTER
LOOKING
AFTER YOU?
. . . IS SHE
NUTS? SHE’LL
LOSE HIM SOON
AND WILL ONLY
HAVE HERSELF
TO BLAME . . .
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The Sun, London SE1 9GF (enclose SAE)
4. Or follow me on Twitter:
@deardeidre
A DOZEN
WOMEN
Continues tomorrow
THE guy I’ve loved for nearly
three years went travelling in
the Far East and has now
texted to say he wants us to
finish because he is young
and wants to do “just him”.
I’m devastated. It was right
out of the blue for me. He is
23, I am 26 and also male.
I was happy for him when
he said he wanted to travel. I
had doubts but I thought it
would be a great experience.
He said he was worried I’d
meet someone else while he
was away. I promised that
would not happen. I saw him
off at the airport and started
counting the days until he
would be home again.
Now I find he has changed
his Facebook profile picture
and his relationship status. I
am totally heartbroken.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: I am
afraid life and relationships
don’t always go to plan.
Your ex may have been
sincere when he vowed to
stay committed but travel
will have thrown all sorts of
new experiences his way,
and it’s changed him.
My e-leaflet Mending A
Broken Heart will help you
find ways to rebuild your
life. Perhaps think of your
own exciting plan to
broaden your horizons –
like training for a more
demanding career maybe.
Thursday, January 4,, 2018 ...............
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make a style statement.
The versatile pattern is
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and bold shapes.
Here, interior designer
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THIS NEW YEAR, RESOLVE TO CARE FOR YOUR SKIN
AT this time of year, we
commonly make resolutions
to get fit or quit cigarettes –
but how many of us think
about giving our beauty
routines a reboot?
All of us fall into bad habits with
our hair and make-up, such as using
face wipes and blasting our
tresses with heat, and this
can have more of an
impact on our looks
than we think.
So
here
JENNY
FRANCIS offers some
resolutions for your
daily regime that
will leave you with
a healthier glow.
I WILL . . . SWAP FACE
WIPES FOR WASH
We’re all guilty of
giving
in
to
the
convenience
of
face
wipes.
But while they might shave 30
seconds off your bedtime routine,
they could be adding damage to
your face.
There is not a person alive who is
so busy that they cannot take just
two minutes to wash their face the
usual way.
Wipes
should
be
used
for
emergencies like when travelling.
Add a face wash to your beauty
bag and a flannel to your bathroom
cabinet.
Not only will it get rid of much
more dirt and dead skin, it will also
do so without leaving unwanted
chemicals on the skin, and so will
help prevent redness and dry patches.
Try: Nivea Daily Essentials Gentle
Cleansing Cream Wash, £3.15, Boots.
I WILL . . . WASH MY
MAKE-UP BRUSHES
Most of us will say we don’t have
time, or don’t know how to, but in
reality we just can’t be bothered to
wash our make-up brushes.
If we could see what we are
brushing on to our faces
every day, it might make
us change our minds.
Our brushes pick up
and store countless
forms
of
bacteria,
meaning
we
are
asking for spots and
redness every time
we
go
a
week
without
cleaning
them.
Invest in a speedy
brush
cleaner
with
antibacterial properties.
Try:
It
Cosmetics’
Brush Love Instant Brush
Cleaner
is
£15
from
Selfridges.
Simply spray on to brushes and
dirt will fall off on to a paper towel.
It also dries instantly.
Easy as could be.
I WILL . . . COOL DOWN
MY HAIRDRYING
Yes, hot air dries hair
quicker, and warms
you up when it’s
freezing cold in the
morning,
but
blasting your hair
with a hot heat
daily is ruining
your locks. Adam Reed,
global brand ambassador
for
haircare
brand
GHD,
says:
“Leave
hair to dry naturally
for
as
long
as
possible and then
use the cool button
on your hairdryer
to finish off drying
your hair.
“This
helps
to
lock your finished
style in place for
longer and saves hair
from heat destruction,
improving its condition.”
Try: GHD air hairdryer, £79,
ghdhair.com.
I WILL . . . USE SPF
ALL YEAR ROUND
SPF is not just for holidays. All
top dermatologists say no one should
leave home without it.
To make this new resolution
simple, swap your moisturiser or
foundation for one that has already
had it included in its formula.
This will protect your face from
damaging UV rays and save your
skin from premature ageing.
Try:
BareMinerals
Complexion
Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream,
SPF 30, £28, Boots.
I
WILL . . . EXFOLIATE
REGULARLY
You
may
already
exfoliate
your
face,
but how about the
rest of your body?
Giving
skin
a
buffing scrub a few
times a week not
only leaves skin smoother
and removes dead skin, it
improves circulation and
can help rid you of
cellulite.
Make
exfoliation
part of your routine
instead of something
you only do before a
holiday.
It is essential before
using a fake tan, but
make it part of your
weekly schedule.
Try: Soap and Glory
Sugar Scrub, £8, Boots.
I WILL . . . STOP
PICKING MY SPOTS
Or, if we’re being really fussy, stop
touching your face at all. We carry
countless bacteria and germs on our
hands and when we touch our faces
without washing them, we just
transfer them straight to our skin,
leading to spots and blackheads.
Picking spots and scratching scabs
is also a no-no if you want to avoid
spreading germs and causing scars.
I WILL . . . USE A
PADDLE BRUSH
You may not know it, but we all
neglect our scalps. If you want to
improve your haircare in 2018, swap
a comb for a paddle brush.
Brushing your scalp and hair daily
can
help
stimulate
growth
by
improving blood circulation and
keeping tresses healthy.
The brush’s rounded ends prevent
any scratching and also help relax
you because of their massaging
effect on the head.
Try: GHD paddle brush, £20, from
John Lewis.
Ceramic coffee mug by
Miss Etoile, £12.95,
homearama.co.uk
Cool down
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ruins hair
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relaxush
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Watercolour cushion,
£12 (was £15), Dunelm
Oval
marble
wall
clock,
£40,
Oliver
Bonas
Wave multicoloured
ceramic
vase, £35,
Habitat
Motion wallpaper in
ochre by Harlequin,
£39.10 per metre (was
£46), janeclayton.co.uk
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THE mum-of-three talks family life in her
weekly column. Today Peta, who is married to
Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish, discusses
New Year resolutions.
New year, new me – is it heck! I have
friends who relish January 1 and the idea of
starting afresh but I see New Year resolutions
as setting yourself up for a fall.
It’s not that I don’t believe in selfimprovement – but because I don’t feel a need
to set a date to make constructive changes.
I set myself goals and attempt to make
positive steps forward all year round. I don’t
beat myself up if I eat a cream cake, skip the
gym or give the kids beans on toast instead of
a gourmet meal.
Gym membership fees will be flying out of
accounts and the gym floor full of resolutiongiddy new members this month.
All of them wearing box-fresh clothes they
have Instagrammed the life out of before even
getting to their class or the exercise bike.
Maybe it is social media that makes me hate
resolutions. My feed has been inundated with
endless boring quotes about clean living and
having a positive mental attitude.
Does hearing or seeing other people’s
resolutions make anyone feel motivated? Or
does it just make you feel inadequate and
alter what your own changes are to keep up
with someone else’s?
6
Naked Lamb & Feta Burger
with Beetroot Relish
(Reduced-carb, serves 1)
YOU NEED: 250g extra-lean lamb mince; 1 banana shallot,
very finely diced; 1 tbsp finely grated orange zest; 1 tbsp
oregano, finely chopped, or 1 tsp dried oregano; pinch celery
salt; pinch grated nutmeg; 1 tsp finely grated garlic;
40g feta cheese, crumbled; 2-3 crisp iceberg lettuce leaves,
torn; 1 ripe plum tomato, sliced; ¼ cucumber, sliced
For the beetroot relish: 1 cooked beetroot, finely diced or
grated; ¼ red onion, finely chopped; 2 tsp apple cider
vinegar; ½ tbsp cranberry sauce; ½ tbsp wholegrain
mustard; salt and pepper
METHOD: Place mince in a bowl with the shallot, orange
zest, oregano, celery salt, nutmeg, garlic and feta.
Use your hands to mix it all until well combined. Shape it
into a patty.
Preheat the grill to medium-high and cook for 3-4 minutes
on each side, or until cooked through.
Make the beetroot relish by mixing all the ingredients in a
bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
To serve, place lettuce leaves, sliced tomato and
cucumber onto a serving plate.
Top with the burger and spoon over the beetroot relish.
Picture: DAVID CUMMINGS
DAILY
EXCLUSIVE RECIPES AND
Positive goals
Instead of “resolution”, I prefer the term
personal goal and think it should be as simple
as being nicer to those around you,
cherishing what you have or deciding to drink
more water – the answer is always to drink
more water.
I encourage my children to make changes,
not just in January but the whole year round.
For example, they should be kind to their
siblings, help around the house and try
different foods.
The important thing to me is that they want
to do it. I’m not forcing an improved regime on
them. And even more essential is that
resolutions should not highlight your
weaknesses.
Life is too short to be down on ourselves.
We compare ourselves to people on
television, in magazines or on social media
enough already. We don’t need another
reason to feel insufficient.
Positive goals for 2018 are ones that will
enrich your life, not make you feel a failure if
you don’t manage to tick them off.
Good examples might be to spend more
time with friends or see more live music.
Remember, just because Sally from work
says her resolution is to do yoga six times a
week and only eat green food that comes from
the ground, it doesn’t mean she is actually
doing it.
She might look like a supreme being on
social media but many resolutions are just
public service announcements and do not
reflect what is really going on behind
closed doors.
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Chicken Saltimbocca
(Reduced-carb, serves 1)
YOU NEED: 1 x 180-200g skinless chicken breast fillet; salt and
pepper; 1 tsp dried sage; 1 tbsp coconut oil; 300g cherry
tomatoes, halved; 30g baby spinach leaves; 2 cloves garlic,
finely chopped; 1-2 slices parma ham; 30g pizza mozzarella
cheese, grated; 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
METHOD: Place the chicken between cling film, and using a
rolling pin or mallet, lightly beat until about 1cm thick. Season
well and sprinkle over the sage.
Melt half of the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add the chicken
and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and continue searing until the
other side is browned and the chicken is cooked through, about
2-3 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover with foil.
Lower the heat to medium and melt the remaining oil.
Add the tomatoes, season well, and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
Stir in the spinach and garlic and cook until just wilted, about
2 minutes. Remove the frying pan from the heat.
Preheat the grill to high. Place the chicken on top of the
vegetables. Scrunch the parma ham over the top of the chicken,
then sprinkle over the cheese.
Place the pan under the grill and cook for 45-50 seconds,
until the cheese is melted. Remove and sprinkle the parsley
over the top.
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Eat well
and still
HIIT your
target
weight
SAYS
Joe Wicks
JOE WICKS is not afraid
of throwing a tasty tortilla wrap around his
steak – and neither
should you be.
Today, in the final instalment
of our exclusive three-day serialisation of the food and fitness
guru’s new book The Fat-Loss
Plan, we have four more of his
delicious recipes.
Super-toned Joe, 32, aka The
Body Coach, says: “No one
should be scared of food. I’m
all about making people fall in
love with cooking and eating
again — in a way that’s simple,
healthy and, most importantly,
tastes great.
“Nothing annoys me more
than a fad diet that tells you
that you can’t eat something or
must cut something out. If you
follow my plan and work out
for just 20 minutes three to
The plan
IN one week you will work out
four or five times for 20 minutes,
with two or three rest days. You
will eat either:
Workout day meals – two
CHEAP ’N’
CHEARFUL
AFTER a month of overindulging
and extravagance, January can
bring tight waistbands and even
tighter budgets.
So a pair of cheap, cheerful and
chic statement earrings could help
end this stalemate.
Here, we pick six of the best.
Steak Taco with Lime Salsa
(Post-workout, serves 1)
YOU NEED: ½ jar roasted red peppers, drained and finely
chopped; ½ small onion, finely diced; 1 red chilli, de-seeded
and finely diced; 1 plum tomato, de-seeded and finely diced;
finely grated zest of ½ lime and the juice of 1 lime; 2 tbsp
finely chopped coriander, plus extra for garnish;
salt and pepper; 1 lean sirloin steak (trimmed of fat); 1 tsp
cumin seeds; 1 tsp coconut oil; 2 corn tortillas; handful
shredded iceberg lettuce; 1 tbsp zero-fat Greek-style
yoghurt (optional)
METHOD: Make salsa by combining the red pepper, onion,
chilli, tomato, lime zest and juice and coriander. Season well.
Preheat the oven to 180C (fan 160C/gas mark 4).
Season the steak and sprinkle with the cumin seeds.
Melt the coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan and sear the
steak, turning once, for 3 minutes each side (for medium
rare).
While the steak is cooking, heat the tortilla wraps in the
oven for 5 minutes.
To serve, slice the steak into 5mm strips. Place some
lettuce leaves down the centre of each tortilla, top with strips
of steak, then spoon over the lime salsa. Top with the
yoghurt, if using, and roll up.
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By JENNY FRANCIS
four times a week, and cook
these meals, you’ll be leaner
and fitter than ever.”
Six-pack king Joe has been
outselling top chefs ever since
his first cookbook, Lean in 15,
became a bestseller in 2015.
Now millions of fans are losing
weight and getting healthy for
life with his no-nonsense food
and
high-intensity
interval
training (HIIT) workouts they
can do at home.
Joe, who has built a £12million fitness empire in just two
years, says: “Being healthy
doesn’t have to be hard. Keep
it simple. Don’t freak out if you
have a burger or tub of ice
cream — everyone does that.
“Just make sure the next day
you cook a lean meal and do a
HIIT workout — and you’ll be
back feeling great.”
reduced-carb meals, one postworkout meal, two snacks, or
Rest day meals – three
reduced-carb meals, plus two
snacks.
Pendant
earrings,
£12.99,
Mango
Joe’s Bounty Overnight Oats
(Post-workout, serves 1)
YOU NEED: Banana, roughly broken; 250ml almond milk;
100ml coconut milk; 30g chocolate protein powder; 1 tbsp
cocoa powder; 100g rolled oats
To serve: 1 tsp chia seeds (optional); 2 tsp desiccated
coconut; handful of blackberries
METHOD: Blend the banana, almond and coconut milks,
protein powder and cocoa in a blender until smooth.
Pour into a container and stir through the oats. Cover with a
lid and place in the fridge for eight hours or overnight.
In the morning, transfer the oats into a bowl, loosening them
with 2 tbsp water if the texture is thicker than you would like.
Decorate with chia seeds (if using), desiccated coconut and
blackberries. Serve immediately.
Pink tonal
balls, £12,
River Island
Joe’s tips
Avoid the “hanger”: “I think
we all eat to our emotions – if
we’re annoyed, or upset or
stressed, we reach for a burger
or bag of biscuits, right? Instead
do a workout, go for a walk or
cook something healthy. It will
take your mind off the emotions
and won’t leave you feeling
worse after.”
Drink more water: “It will not
only help you stay healthy
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$
and burn fat more efficiently, it
will also make you feel better,
give you more energy and even
make you look better. Aim for
2 litres a day.”
Prep like a boss: “Get in
some healthy snacks, plan
your meals ahead of time, and
you won’t even have to think
about eating that unhealthy meal
as you’ll be tucking into the
homemade one.”
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Extracted from
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published by
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Edited by
ROB GILL
2.5
MILLION
2017 SALES
BRITS bought 2.56million
new cars last year – down five
per cent, official figures out
tomorrow will reveal.
The bungling and
scaremongering by
politicians over diesel and
April’s idiotic car tax changes
are blamed for the slump,
after a record 2.7m sales in
2016 capped five years of
successive growth.
Diesel sales plunged 16 per
cent – resulting in CO2
emissions rising for the first
time in 14 years as panicked
buyers went for petrol
instead. Well done,
Hammond, well done.
Electric and hybrid sales
were up 35 per cent – but still
small-fry at around 118,000.
The data from the Society of
Motor Manufacturers &
Traders will also confirm Ford
is still far and away Britain’s
favourite car firm – despite an
eight per cent sales dip. VW
overtook Vauxhall in second
and Mercedes was fourth.
l WINNERS: Seat sales +18%;
Mercedes +6%; Suzuki +6%;
Land Rover +5%; Toyota +5%;
Kia +4%; Hyundai +2%;
Nissan +1%; VW +1%.
l LOSERS: Fiat -24%;
Vauxhall -22%; Citroen -18%;
Renault -17%; Mazda -16%;
Peugeot -15%; Ford -8%’
Honda -8%. Hammond.
WIN
HEAD up.
Breathe in. We
go again. We go
again. Not everyone
can hack another cold,
wet, miserable January
with no cash. But at least
your comrades will
thank you for this 2018
workshop calendar from
oil firm Liqui Moly. I’ve
got five to give away. For
your chance to win one,
follow me on Instagram
@robgilluk – or like this
photo – by 6pm on
Sunday. Winner chosen
at random. Good luck.
Merry New Year.
INFINITI, the posh arm
of Nissan, is to build
this electric Tesla rival.
You like? That back end is
near-orgasmic.
FAIR play to Nissan. The
new Leaf Acenta goes
further between charges – yet
costs £1,500 less. The 40kWh
battery will do 180 miles. Leaf
prices from £21,990 including
Government grant.
. . . OR, nip down the
road to Renault and
the 40kWh Zoe is £14,245
– £199 a month over three
years with £2,599 deposit.
Renault will throw in £5,245
and a free wall box charger.
Note: Battery hire is an extra
£59 a month.
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Key facts:
PORSCHE 911 CARRERA T
Price: £85,576
Engine: 3-litre 6cyl twin-turbo petrol
Power: 370hp, 450Nm
0-62mph: 4.5secs
0-99mph: 9.7secs
Top speed: 182mph
Economy: 29mpg
CO2: 215g/km
I’M expecting Porsche
lovers to complain about
these photos.
“That 911 is filthy.
been driven. Arrest
immediately.”
It’s clearly
that man
Hugo might say, after swallowing back
down a little sick burp in his throat.
Of course, Hugo and other rich bankers
(spelled with a w) aren’t really Porsche
lovers at all — they are collectors.
They keep their polished Porsches in
heated garages, never turning a wheel.
They couldn’t possibly drive them. Hell,
no. They bought them as an investment.
Which makes me a little sad.
Porsche knows all this, too.
Which is why it has brought back the
legendary 911 T name for 2018 with
the tagline “made for drivers, not
collectors”.
Also interpreted as “built to get
dirty”.
You see, the 911 T is your original
no-nonsense, twist-and-go 911: Light,
low, rear-drive, manual and very fast.
It’s a wonderful thing.
A budget 911 R, if you like.
(To underline my earlier point, the 911
R is now fetching up to £500k secondhand. It was £137k new.)
The 911 T (T for Touring) has been
stripped down to the essentials by
removing the rear seats (you can have
them as a free option), reducing soundproofing to a minimum, and using
lightweight glass for the rear screen and
rear side windows. Even the door
handles are fabric loops.
With this car, less is more.
Yet it has everything you want
from a 911. Performance. That mighty
Porsche sound. Top score on the
turn-head-o-meter. And top score on
the grin-o-meter.
The twin-turbo flat-six, sitting low
down behind you, fires you from
0-62mph in 4.5 seconds and 0-99mph in
9.7. Potent, then? Yes. It lunges to the
next corner like a cat after a mouse.
Top speed is 182mph. There’s also
something clever called Porsche Torque
Vectoring, which works in tandem with
the rear diff lock for hero cornering. It
gives more stability by braking the
inner rear wheel and sending more
drive force to the outside wheel.
There are four driving modes —
Normal,
Sport,
Sport
Plus
and
Individual. Clearly, Sport Plus is the
only way to travel as it tightens the
engine, chassis and sports exhaust to
100 per cent performance. It also has a
throttle-blip function on the downshifts.
I liked that a lot.
So there you have it. Fifty years on
from the original, the lightweight 911 T
is reborn. The 911 for those that know.
Hugo, dear chap, a quick word about
that £85k loan . . .
IN the news this week:
Already ridiculous rail fares
rise again. Whereas the Dacia
Sandero – Britain’s cheapest new
car – has been held at £5,995 for
five years. Finance from £99 a
month. Cheaper than a train – and
no flatulent strangers beside you.
l
MAJOR GRIME SCENE
Someone
call 911
‘Even Porsche says this car is
made for drivers - not collectors’
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FSH, £1,875
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WANT to see
your name in
lights? Mini can
now personalise
puddle lamps and
illuminated door
sills with your
signature.
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FIRST
DRIVE
X-Classy
MERC’S FIRST PICK-UP
WHEN was the last time you saw a
Mercedes pick-up truck?
Answer: Never.
Or even a red Mercedes for that
matter?
Also never. Except maybe the odd
A45.
But soon you’ll see the X-Class,
Merc’s first pick-up, in the hands of
Premier League footballers, celebrities,
gangstas . . . even grafters who’ll use
them properly.
Everyone will want one. Mostly
because it wears a three-pointed star
but also because it’s a peach.
You might already know the X-Class
is based on the Nissan Navara, which is
a good starting point. It means it inherits the Navara’s ladder chassis, brilliant
five-link rear suspension and classleading payload/towing combo.
But Mercedes has gone further by
dressing this big brute in silk pyjamas.
Where it really raises the bar is sound
insulation (to dampen engine, tyre and
wind noise), ride quality, handling and
those damn smart looks.
The interior is also different gravy,
albeit for some cheap (Merc will say
durable) plastics and a naff Nissan key.
But it feels luxurious and roomy and
connected and bristling with five-star
Key facts:
MERCEDES X-CLASS
Price: £30,510
Engine: 2.3-ltr twin-turbo diesel
Power: 190hp, 450Nm
0-62mph: 11.4secs
Top speed: 122mph
Economy: 35mpg
Payload: 1,066kg
Towing: 3,500kg
safety tech – just as you would expect
from Mercedes. It’s premium. You work
hard, you deserve it.
Prices start at £27,310 exc VAT for the
X 220 d (163hp) with all-wheel-drive as
standard. This X 250 d at £30,510 has
more grunt (190hp) – but both use the
same 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel as the
Navara. And the Renault Alaskan,
another half-brother, yet to be
confirmed for Britain.
This summer Merc will add its own
3-litre V6 – badged X 350 d – to depose
the VW Amarok V6 and cement its place
as the new king of pick-ups.
Go join the queue.
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IT was great to read that Peter
Sallis has had his wish to be
buried next to fellow Last Of The
Summer Wine star Bill Owen.
I have watched every episode of
that great series.
A more inoffensive view of life
of the characters portrayed by
Bill and Peter, pictured, plus
others
would
be
hard to find.
Rest in peace.
You
brought
laughter
for
nearly 40 years.
WE have a very powerful drug
available everywhere — alcohol.
Now, through misuse of alcohol,
Trevor Sinclair has not only lost
his driving licence but also his
football pundit role on the BBC.
I bet Trevor never went out
intending to drink-drive — like
most drink-drivers, when
his
judgment
was
impaired he took a
chance.
When
caught, he acted
disgracefully.
PADDY MAXWELL
Southampton
GEORGE WILKINSON
Romford, Essex
GETTING rail prices down can
be done by stopping overstuffed
MPs from claiming back their
fares on expenses.
ROGER HULME
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs
WHY is Sinitta on TV? Her claim
to fame? One hit record in the
distant past. It was a classic
moment seeing her on
Channel Four’s Celebrity
First Dates, left, when she
realised her date hadn’t a
clue who she was.
BURT SCHRIER
Biggleswade, Beds
Stop migrant
drain on NHS
SO hospitals are
to axe 300,000
more ops to ease
pressure – but
with 250,000 newcomers to our shores every
year we will never have a
satisfactory NHS.
£50
LETTER
Likewise, we will never have
enough houses, enough emergency
services, enough space on trains
or room for cars on our roads.
We will never have enough
quality schools or nursery places,
never improve the quality of life
or abolish food banks — and
never have enough money in
Government coffers to pay decent
minimum wages or benefits.
ROY HANNINGTON
Reading, Berks
FOREIGNERS should not be
treated in hospital unless they
have paid into the system for at
least five years, just like we have
had to, to keep the NHS going.
The NHS system only works if
everyone pays. Foreigners should
not be able to fly into the
country if they are more than six
months’ pregnant — and all
immigrants should have to get an
insurance policy to cover medical
problems, just like the English do
when going on holiday.
No insurance, no treatment. We
need to get tough.
RAY BURNSIDE
Manchester
HOSPITAL bosses are asking
people not to come to A&E
because wards are full.
I then read in The Sun that
2,631 foreign mums left the country
during 2016/17 without paying
their bills for having babies on
UK maternity wards.
The NHS should focus on
ensuring that only the people who
have paid in receive treatment.
TERRY BROWN
Hornchurch, Essex
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only
happen
in
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AS plastic waste is back on the
agenda, maybe we should
consider the stupidity of bottling
water in a country where clean
water is readily available for free.
FLASH, Church Crookham, Hants
PUBLIC Health England ought to
get its own house in order before
telling us what to eat. I worked in
a hospital for ten years and the
number of overweight nurses
there was unbelievable.
PETE, Hull
CHRIS GRAYLING swans off to
Qatar on the day huge rail fare
rises begin. He needs shunting
to the side in the next reshuffle.
DAVE CORNES, Bilston, West Mids
country — foreign mums coming
here to give birth then leaving
without paying and costing our
taxpayers £10million.
Why don’t we do like America
— who turned away a Nigerian
woman, refusing to let her have
her babies at their expense? She
then came here and gave birth in
hospital to quads without paying
— costing the taxpayer more than
£500,000. This money is needed
to help our own people.
KENNY THOMPSON
Durham
DUE to political mismanagement
over many years, the NHS is
becoming exhausted and we need
a new vision.
If we are to cater for the
pressure of an ageing population,
we must abandon the concept of
it being all things to all people
and concentrate the effort where
it is needed — not on people who,
through their chosen lifestyles,
use up the finite healthcare
resources.
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Mercury and the moon wake you up to new ways of working. Be
ready to take on extra tasks that really stretch your abilities. If
you are looking for love, you can find it in eyes that regularly
meet yours over a counter. If you are in a relationship, you can
lead the way in resolving different attitudes towards money.
You are ready to ditch the routine and make your own agenda as
the moon works its creative magic. Doors are opening that
prove you can make a living doing something you enjoy. As for
love, you may feel you do too much to keep a partnership going
but the work you put in now will be more than repaid.
SO China has stopped taking our
plastic waste to recycle.
Whatever happened to British
enterprise? This should be seen
as an opportunity for business.
Our own companies could recycle
plastics into skirting boards, or
whatever, like the Chinese do.
Your rarely seen rebellious streak goes on show and it intrigues
partners. Or if you start the day single, it could lead to several
dates with a daring difference. At work, a blend of wild ideas
and attention to detail puts your name on a lucky list. Gladiator
planet Mars keeps you strong when talking family finances.
DAN CLELLAND
Burntwood, Staffs
WE have made a problem of
plastics. In the Sixties all milk,
soft drinks and beer you got, you
used a PVC or canvas bag to
take the empties back and get
the bottle deposits back. They
were washed and used again.
The grocer sold goods in brown
paper bags or you got an empty
cardboard box, which we reused
to fill with paper — and the
dustcart had a wire trailer where
the paper was chucked in.
Even pubs returned bottles to
the brewery.
MICK HULME
Manchester
CHINA stopping recycling of our
plastics? What an opportunity to
create more jobs here, more
energy, smart packaging and
cleverer recycling.
This is perhaps the best news
we have had for years. China
turned waste into jobs, and jobs
into money. Let’s stop exporting
our rubbish and start grasping
this great opportunity.
SYD VAUGHAN
Birmingham
THE way the Government is
acting as nannies over children’s
diets, we are in danger of making
the next generation so obsessed
with their weight we will have a
generation of anorexic, bulimic
young people.
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CARILLION
PROBE ON
UPDATES
CRISIS-hit CARILLION is
being investigated by the
City watchdog over the
“timeliness and content”
of market updates.
It said yesterday that the
Financial Conduct Authority
had opened an investigation
into announcements made
between December 7, 2016,
and July 10 last year.
July saw a calamitous
profit warning two months
after the construction
firm announced an
“encouraging” start to
the year.
Carillion said that it was
“cooperating fully with
the FCA”.
Its shares fell five per
cent to close at 17.00p.
The FCA could impose a
heavy fine if they find the
firm failed to comply with
rules requiring a prompt
and fair disclosure of
relevant information to
the market.
The firm has struggled
with debt and lost a large
chunk of its market value.
It gained breathing space
last month by agreeing
with its lenders to defer a
test of its financial health.
AJ BELL investment
director Russ Mould said:
“Carillion was beset by
problems in 2017 and had
write-offs totalling more
than £1billion.”
Edited by TRACEY BOLES
ANTI-DRUG
PARTNERS
FTSE 250 drug maker
INDIVIOR has partnered
with Swiss firm ADDEX
THERAPEUTICS to develop
treatments for alcohol and
cocaine addiction.
The partnership
announced yesterday is
potentially worth up to
£243million to Addex.
The firm is developing
drugs that target the GABA
B receptor pathway in the
brain and which have
shown potential to treat
booze and coke abuse.
Under the agreement,
Indivior will invest in
research funding over the
next two years.
A “promising” molecule
is expected to enter trials
this year.
Tel:
020 7782 4050
e-mail:
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BUILDER GLOOM
quarter.
It
attracted
246,000 clients in 2017,
with “strong volumes” in
its cryptocurrency “derivative” financial contracts.
They have grown in
popularity among punters
looking
to
bet
on
currencies such as bitcoin.
Shares rose 25 per cent
to 1,100p at the news.
OUTPUT
in
Britain’s
construction sector fell
unexpectedly last month
as commercial building
and
civil
engineering
work continued to drag.
The UK construction
purchasing
managers’
index from Markit/CIPS
showed a reading of 52.2
in December. This was
GRAND TOUR DE FORCE
JEREMY Clarkson’s
The Grand Tour is a
big hit with AMAZON
PRIME customers.
The series was
made
for
the
streaming
service
after Jeremy and
co-presenters Richard Hammond and
James May, pictured,
left BBC’s Top Gear.
Season one was
ranked the top for
Prime globally for
rentals in 2017, and
the
third
most
downloaded show.
The first season
was
the
most
streamed in the UK,
followed in second
place
by
season
two. Season one
was the third most
downloaded by Brits.
LOAN FOR
BED FIRM
RETAIL duo HARVEYS and
BENSONS FOR BEDS have
secured a loan to replace
investment due from
troubled parent firm
STEINHOFF.
They said the money will
replace the South African
company’s unspecified
injection “in full”.
The loan is through
PEPKOR, the main Steinhoff
umbrella group in Europe.
The “two-year
independent finance
facility” will support the
growth of both businesses
and factories in Bridgend,
Huntingdon and Taunton.
Stablemate Poundland
had record Christmas sales
as shoppers grabbed
budget stocking fillers.
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£1 BUYS €1.12, US$1.35.
BRENT CRUDE $67.79
BIT OF A SPREAD
SPREAD-BETTING
firm
PLUS500 expects full-year
profits to beat market
expectations
thanks
to
interest in its cryptocurrency-based products.
Plus500,
listed
on
London’s
junior
Aim
market,
said
“strong
momentum” meant record
revenues in the final
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Number of
countries that
watch Amazon
Prime
DEC 30
Biggest
streaming
day of
the year
down
from
53.1
in
November
and
below
economists’
forecasts
of 52.5.
A reading above 50
indicates growth.
Despite
this,
housebuilding
levels
proved
robust and new orders
accelerated at the fastest
pace since May.
A WAIT TO
SEE INTO
FUTURES
EUROPE’S biggest futures
exchanges have been given
last-minute reprieves in the
biggest markets regulatory
shake-up for a decade,
known as Mifid II.
Yesterday ICE FUTURES
EUROPE and the LONDON
METAL
EXCHANGE
were
given an extra 30 months
to
comply
with
rules
related
to
trading
and
clearing,
on
the
day
reforms were due to come
into force.
The move underlines the
complexity of the Mifid II
rules,
which
touch
on
everything from the cost
of analysts’ research to
trading equities.
The new pan-European
legislation is designed to
bring more transparency
and
competition
to
financial markets, including
in the UK.
Jake Green, at law firm
Ashurst, said: “Keeping up
with all the rule changes,
updates and reprieves is
absolutely brutal.”
13% RISE IN ONLINE SALES BOOSTS CHAIN
Next best thing
STRONG online sales and the
cold snap helped retailer NEXT
deliver a better-than-expected
trading update yesterday.
The fashion chain saw online
sales jump 13.6 per cent in the 54
days to December 24, offsetting a
6.1 per cent decline in its high
street performance.
Full-price sales for the period
increased 1.5 per cent, ahead of
expectations. As a result, Next has
increased its full-year profit guidance by £8million to £725million.
CEO Lord Wolfson said: “Our
Positive . . . boss Wolfson
CHRISTMAS BONUS FOR
HIGH STREET RETAILER
investment
in
the
online
directory
business and its software, website and
marketing has paid off. We see
growth in both online and high
street. Our stores are extremely
profitable. This year will still be
tough but not as tough as last year.”
Forty-two per cent of the retailer’s
sales are now online, with some buyers collecting online orders in stores.
George Salmon, equity analyst
at Hargreaves Lansdown, said:
MERGER PROBE
AUTHORITIES
are
to
investigate the £935million
merger
between
soft
drinks firms REFRESCO
and COTT after warning
the
deal
could
drive
prices higher for punters.
The Competition and
Markets Authority (CMA)
said the public could end
up spending more on
household brands includ-
ing SunnyD and Um
Bongo, which the firms
make and distribute.
It said that as the companies use a production
process enabling drinks
to be sold preservativefree and without refrigeration it was “concerned”
they may be able to hike
prices or lower quality
standards after the merge.
“Next’s results are a belated, but very
welcome, Christmas present for investors
across the retail sector.
“The real positive is not boosted sales
in the run-up to Christmas but the more
optimistic outlook from Next’s CEO.”
Next, regarded as a bellwether for high
street retail, is the first in a long list of
retailers due to report on Christmas
trading in the coming weeks. These
include MORRISONS, SAINSBURY’S, TED
BAKER, TESCO and DIXONS CARPHONE.
CLOSING PRICES
A SELECTION of last
night’s FTSE closing
prices:
BARCLAYS rose 0.5 to
203.70
BP rose 2.2 to 519.70
CENTRICA down 1.5 at
139.70
HSBC down 1.7 at 763.40
LLOYDS down 0.23 at
67.47
M&S up 4.4 at 320.50
MORRISONS up 4.3 at
223.30
RBS down 1.8 at 275.50
ROYAL MAIL up 4 at
459.20
SAINSBURY’S up 2.3 at
243.50
TESCO up 0.91 at 209.42
Full share prices in
Saturday’s paper.
HOT SALES
IN FREEZE
SHOPPERS snapping up
cold-weather gear pushed
JOHN LEWIS sales to
£191.3million in the week
before Christmas.
This was up 8.9 per
cent on the same week
last year. The following
week saw sales dip 0.4
per cent year-on-year to
£137.9million.
SPOTIFY FLOATS
MUSIC streaming service
SPOTIFY is to list in New
York in what is set to be
one of the biggest technology flotations by a
European company.
The
Swedish
firm
quietly registered and is
expected to be valued at
more than £11billion.
It
reportedly
filed
papers
with
the
US
Securities and Exchange
Commission
in
late
December with a view to
going public in the first
quarter of 2018.
Spotify was founded in
2006 and has pioneered
legal streaming.
Although the market
leader, it faces growing
competition from APPLE,
AMAZON and ALPHABET.
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By DAVID FACEY
JORDAN SPIETH says the buzz around Tiger
Woods’ comeback is the most exciting thing in
golf — even though he has just got engaged!
As well as making wedding plans with High School
sweetheart Annie Verret, world No 2 Spieth is fired up
by trying to reclaim top spot from Dustin Johnson.
Johnson and world No 3 Justin Thomas are among
his rivals at the Tournament of Champions, which
starts the golfing year in Hawaii today. But Spieth,
24, knows nothing can
match the anticipation
surrounding Woods.
He said: “Tiger’s return,
and the excitement based
on how he looked, has
got to be at the forefront
of things.
By HECTOR NUNNS
“I can say that, even
given what is happening
with
a
lot
of
the RONNIE O’SULLIVAN has
branded snooker’s World
younger players.
“boring”
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know there’s going to be and again threatened to
young talent spread out boycott the tournament.
and excitement because
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of that depth.
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at
last
“But with Tiger we just month’s Northern Ireland
don’t exactly know what Open that a second series
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was
life, I think he’s in the earmarked for the spring.
best position in a few
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years to come back and
be a regular out here box-office draw has set
tongues wagging by criticompeting.
“So heading into 2018, cising the 17-day Crucible
the unknowns are very extravaganza.
He tweeted: “Crucible
exciting right now.
“I think this is going to goes on too long and it’s
be a pretty special time my least favourite event.
for golf.”
“Hustle is a right laugh,
Woods, 42, is set to Crucible is boring — plus
return at the Farmers I have ticked that box five
Insurance
Open
on times.”
January 25.
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That
is
played
at
Torrey Pines in California threatened not to defend
UK
Championship
— a course where Woods his
has
won
eight
times crown in November to go
including his last Major, on I’m A Celebrity . . . in
the Australian jungle.
the 2008 US Open.
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Ferngrove 4.20N
Fighting Temeraire 6.45C
Fin And Game 2.50B
Firmdecisions 8.15C
Follow The Bear 2.15B
Freebe Rocks 2.25W
Freewheel 3.10N
French 4.05W
Frozon 5.35W
Fruit Salad 4.55N
Gabrial The Terror 5.35W
Gentlemen 6.45C
Give Us A Belle 8.45C
Global Pass 3.30W
Good Time Ahead 2.05N
Grandfather Tom 3.30W
Grays Choice 1.15B
Handsome Dan 5.35W
Happy Ring House 2.15B
Harbour Pilot 3.30W
Hard Graft 1.55W
Haven’s View 2.25W
Head Space 8.45C
Headwear 2.25W
Heavenly Promise 1.15B
Hellavashock 3.45N
Herm 4.05W
High Seas 1.55W
Hisar 4.35W
Hugoigo 1.30N
Ifandabut 2.50B
Indian Red 1.30N
Inflexiball 5.35W
Influent 5.05W
Ingleby Angel 4.20N
Inshaa 3.45N
Jack Blane 4.05W
Jan Smuts 1.30N
Johnny Yuma 2.50B
Jorvik Prince 8.45C
Joyful Star 3.45N
Kaser 1.00N
Kicking The Can 3.45N
Kingofmerrows 3.30W
La Bacouetteuse 1.30N
Lady Mix 3.20B
Lady Noorah 1.00N
Lagenda 6.45C
Lawtop Legend 2.50B
Leonard Thomas 3.45N
Libby T Valance 3.20B
Lightentertainment 1.15B
Limoncino 4.20N
Liquid 4.55N
Locker Room Talk 3.55B
Lost The Moon 7.15C
Loyalty 8.15C
Lozah 4.20N
Lucymai 8.15C
Lunar Deity 6.45C
Lungarno Palace 1.30N
Madakheel 4.20N
Mighty Zip 8.45C
Mops Tango 2.25W
Mr Sundowner 3.10N
Musico 4.20N
Native Arrow 6.15C
Nelson’s Bay 3.45N
Noble Behest 7.15C
Nonios 5.05W
Northern Law 1.55W
Novabridge 8.45C
Oneida Tribe 1.15B
Oriental Lilly 4.55N
Pantomime 1.30N
Papa Stour 1.55W
Parlour Maid 1.15B
Pearl Acclaim 4.55N
Phoenix Lightning 1.00N
Picks Pinta 4.35W
Pinch Of Ginger 1.15B
Poppy In The Wind 4.55N
Pour L’amour 5.35W
Prince Consort 2.25W
Prince Kup 3.20B
Progressive Jazz 2.25W
Pudding Chare 4.20N
Pulsating 4.05W
Pushkin Museum 4.35W
Raashdy 5.35W
Raven’s Lady 3.00W
Red Invader 8.45C
Robot Boy 7.45C
Rockley Point 3.45N
Rose Of Shiraz 2.25W
Royal Birth 7.45C
Rubenesque 1.30N
Sackfullofdreams 5.35W
Samphire Coast 6.45C
Samuel Jackson 2.15B
Senatus 2.05N
Shakour 6.15C
Shamrokh 3.10N
Shanty Town 1.45B
Somerset Jem 3.20B
Spin Top 4.05W
Spirit Of Hale 1.15B
Star Quality 3.00W
Start Seven 7.15C
Steel Helmet 4.20N
Stirling Value 2.40N
Stopdworldnletmeof 4.05W
Strictly Art 1.30N
Strictly Carter 4.05W
Sugarloaf Mountain 2.05N
Summer Icon 3.00W
Sunny Ledgend 1.45B
Supreme Power 3.45N
Surrey Blaze 2.25W
Swissal 1.55W
Sword Of The Lord 5.05W
Symbolic Star 3.45N
Tailor Tom 3.20B
Tangramm 5.05W
Tea El Tee 8.45C
Thankyou Very Much 1.30N
The British Lion 1.55W
The Commendatore 8.15C
The Draconian 3.20B
The Eagle’s Nest 8.15C
The Hooded Claw 4.05W
The Kings Writ 1.15B
Thedrinkymeister 1.45B
Time Stands Still 4.35W
Tis Wonderful 5.35W
Toolatetodelegate 8.45C
Toy Theatre 8.15C
Trick Shot Jenny 2.25W
Trigger Nichol 2.50B
Tudors Treasure 3.20B
Twiggy 3.45N
Twizzell 4.55N
Udontdodou 7.45C
Upavon 8.15C
Uppertown Prince 2.15B
Upsettheodds 3.55B
Urban Soul 2.40N
Valitop 5.05W
Vercingetorix 2.05N
Vettori Rules 7.15C
Vice Et Vertu 1.45B
Vigee Le Brun 3.10N
Volevo Lui 6.15C
Wallflower 6.15C
Western Morning 2.50B
Whispering Soul 4.35W
Wicker 6.45C
Wide Acclaim 3.30W
Widnes 5.35W
William Booth 5.35W
Winds Of Fire 2.40N
Wishing Well 2.05N
Young Lou 3.20B
Zabeel Star 3.10N
GREYHOUND SELECTIONS
nSUNDERLAND: 11.03 Releasethebeast
(5-6-3) 11.19 Tommys Lord (1-3-6) 11.34
Tishs Tuber (4-3-5) 11.48 Swift Erne
(nap) (4-3-1) 12.04 Get On Ameera (2-16) 12.18 Nights In Havana (4-5-1) 12.32
Lissane Road (1-2-5) 12.47 Mescan Lady
(nb) (1-6-4) 1.04 Ballysax Beauty (4-1-3)
1.19 Galtee Dodger (4-5-1) 1.33 Is She
Diesel (4-1-6) 1.51 Collens Choice (5-6-3)
nPERRY BARR: 11.11 Southwind
Coco (nb) (2-3-6) 11.28 Mullingar
Russel (5-3-4) 11.42 Conors Bully (2-31) 11.57 Kiel Puma (6-3-4) 12.12
Ballybough Sully (6-4-2) 12.27 Tyrur
Clodagh (6-2-1) 12.42 Cefn Anna (3-2-6)
12.58 Ballydoyle Lily (nap) (6-1-4) 1.12
Glenrock Rankin (4-6-1) 1.27 Cefn
Lowri (3-5-2) 1.44 Michaels Hero (3-5-1)
1.58 Rattling Santa (1-4-5)
nSHEFFIELD: 2.08 Isnt That Nice (1-32) 2.27 Magna Park (nap) (6-5-3) 2.47
Black Eyed Jenny (nb) (3-1-6) 3.07
Joella Sarah (1-3-6) 3.28 Geelo Power
(1-3-2) 3.48 Lisdean Snitch (1-3-5) 4.08
Ballyeglish King (6-4-1) 4.27 Surfer
Darragh (6-1-2) 4.47 Holy Well (5-2-3)
5.07 Arkley Gate (5-1-3) 5.22 Lagile
Brexit (4-6-5) 5.38 Deckle (3-2-1) 5.56
Class Action (4-2-6) 6.11 Tazibel
Express (2-6-4)
nROMFORD: 2.12 Are You Funny (1-45) 2.32 Ants Lazer (nap) (1-4-3) 2.52
Spangles (4-2-1) 3.11 Dooncaha Boy (34-2) 3.29 Ajlo Bona Fido (nb) (6-5-4)
3.49 Headford Missie (1-2-4) 4.09
Piemans Fizzbomb (2-5-6) 4.29 Burtons
Bolt (2-3-4) 4.48 Shake It Up (4-5-6)
5.08 Spirit Bluebell (4-5-3) 5.28 Jaytee
Hollywood (6-2-4) 5.44 Chanstow
Charley (3-5-2) 6.02 To Tone Steve (6-21) 6.19 Trancelike (4-1-6)
nNEWCASTLE: 6.22 Rileys Rosie (2-15) 6.38 Vics Desnhelen (3-2-6) 6.56
Bramble Star (nap) (1-4-6) 7.11
Kathnottheboss (1-3-2) 7.26 Tonawillie
Jet (6-3-2) 7.42 Rileys Ruby (1-4-6) 7.58
Murleys Bob (2-6-1) 8.13 Missys Pet (52-3) 8.28 Target Tweed (2-5-3) 8.43
Target Mongoose (nb) (1-5-6) 8.58
Crooks Survivor (1-6-2) 9.14 Bigbash
Elles (5-2-6)
nHOVE: 6.27 Kesboro Arlo (3-6-2) 6.47
Shimba Vardy (1-5-2) 7.03 Dinner
Nicosia (6-1-4) 7.18 Abbodabbo Storm
(2-3-5) 7.34 Babyface Owen (nap) (4-35) 7.51 Waste House Eco (6-5-1) 8.06
Fweshfromthesesh (6-2-4) 8.22
Sporting Hero (4-3-2) 8.38 Bockos Alfie
(3-2-4) 8.54 Clares Kyletaun (6-3-2) 9.11
London Gangster (nb) (5-4-3) 9.26
Rackethall Jess (1-2-3)
nYARMOUTH: 6.28 Unbelievable (nap)
(2-6-1) 6.48 Gores Lady (3-4-6) 7.06
Suirview Barry (4-5-6) 7.22 Swift Dixon
(nb) (1-6-4) 7.37 Gabriels Gift (5-3-2)
7.52 Annvale Girl (4-3-1) 8.07 Moors
Doit Later (2-5-4) 8.22 Jura Buu (3-2-4)
8.37 Hartwood Jack (1-6-5) 8.51 Jacks
Yer Man (1-4-3) 9.07 Hartwood Poppy
(2-3-6) 9.22 Smiley Miley (1-6-3) 9.40
Bramble Taylor (6-3-5)
HOT TRAINERS
W Haggas 3 from 7; D McCain 9 from
30; D Simcock 5 from 14; C Appleby 3
from 9; K Bailey 5 from 20; Miss V
Williams 4 from 17; D Dennis 4 from 15.
HOT JOCKEYS
R Ryan 6 wins from 15; A Kirby 9 from 30;
O Murphy 6 from 18; R Johnson 5 from
15; H Bannister 4 from 12; W Kennedy 7
from 30; A Coleman 6 from 27.
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1.15
STELLA ARTOIS NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE (Class
4); value to the winner £4,614; 2m 4f. (9 runners)
1
P840-1 THE KINGS WRIT 46 R Woollacott 7-11-12 ................................. D Jacob —
2
09-10B2 PARLOUR MAID 29 (P,T) R G Hawker 7-11-9......................... R T Dunne —
3
77/U4-5 ONEIDA TRIBE 14 R Dickin 9-11-8......................................... A P Heskin 98
4
4632-3F PINCH OF GINGER 27 D McCain 7-11-6................................... B Hughes —
5
PP4550- GRAYS CHOICE 317 G Bewley 7-10-11................................ J Bewley (3) —
6
2P44235 LIGHTENTERTAINMENT 31 F Brennan 10-10-11 ............. T Dowling (5) —
7
57475-4 SPIRIT OF HALE 38 (PH) Jennie Candlish 7-10-10.......... Sean Quinlan 97
8
00-0PF3 BALLYEGAN WARRIOR 39 David Dennis 6-10-6................... A Coleman —
9
655-F5U HEAVENLY PROMISE 29 J Groucott 7-10-0....................... L Edwards l99
BETTING: 11-4 The Kings Writ, 4 Ballyegan Warrior, Parlour Maid, 9-2 Pinch Of
Ginger, 5 Oneida Tribe, 14 Heavenly Promise, 18 Spirit Of Hale
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
THE KINGS WRIT (12-0) 7-2 fav bt
Danseur Du Large (11-7) 6l (12 ran)
(3m point-to-point good to soft).
PARLOUR MAID (11-10) 7-1 challenged 2 out, every chance last, no
extra, btn 4l by Schnabel (11-12) (6
ran) (Ludlow 2m 5f cond nov hcap
hdle (4) £3,899 good to soft).
ONEIDA TRIBE (10-5) 9-1 led 12th,
headed 3 out, weakened next, 5th of
14 (btn 14l) to Miss Tongabezi (11-4)
(Towcester 2 3 / 4m nov hcap ch (4)
£4,549 good to soft).
PINCH OF GINGER fell latest, earlier
(11-2) 9-4 led 2 out, pressed, headed, well held, 3rd of 8 (btn 17l) to
Right Of Reply (10-11) (Hexham 2m
7f mdn hdle (5) £2,924 good).
GRAYS CHOICE (10-9) 17-2 outpaced
1.45
FORM
4 out, 13th of 17 (btn 49l) to Aengus
(12-0) (Wetherby 21/2m hcap hdle (4)
£3,574 good to soft).
LIGHTENTERTAINMENT (11-3) 5-1
soon lost touch, last of 5 (btn 45l) to
Mamoo (11-11) (Fakenham 2 1 / 2m
hcap hdle (4) £4,549 soft).
SPIRIT OF HALE (11-1) 25-1 lost place
9th, behind, 4th of 7 (well btn) to The
Artful Cobbler (11-8) (Ludlow 3m nov
hcap ch (4) £7,473 good to soft).
BALLYEGAN WARRIOR (11-6) 5-4 3rd
of 4 (btn 53/4l) to Voyage De Retour
(11-6) (3m point-to-point heavy).
HEAVENLY PROMISE unseated rider
latest, earlier (10-11) 8-1 weakened 3
out, last of 5 (well btn) to Saucysioux
(11-13) (Ludlow 3m cond hcap hdle
(5) £3,899 good to soft).
DEREK HATTON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS HANDICAP
CHASE (4); winner £4,614; 3m.
(7 runners)
1
15-804P CATCHING ON 13 (T;D) Jonjo O’Neill 10-11-12........... Mr J J O’Neill (7) —
2
/PP14-F THEDRINKYMEISTER 50 (V;D) K Bailey 9-11-12 ........................ D Bass 98
3
1/2212- CARLTON RYAN 285 (BF,D) M W Easterby 10-11-7 ....... H Bannister l99
4
4P1F-P3 SUNNY LEDGEND 13 (P;D) Andrew Martin 13-11-5...... Mr J Martin (7) 85
5
55P8-1P VICE ET VERTU 27 (B;D) H Daly 9-11-4 ................................. P Brennan 93
6
4-43U33 ALF ‘N’ DOR 17 (BF) P Bowen 7-11-3 ................................. Sean Bowen 97
7
435-022 SHANTY TOWN 19 (P) David Dennis 9-11-1 ......................... G Sheehan 92
BETTING: 5-2 Shanty Town, 10-3 Carlton Ryan, 4 Alf ‘n’ Dor, 11-2 Thedrinkymeister, 7 Vice Et Vertu, 10 Sunny Ledgend, 12 Catching On
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 2
2017: Cabragh 8-10-11 J England 11-4 (Sam England), 7 ran.
FORM
New (11-4) (Uttoxeter 21/2m hcap ch
CATCHING ON pulled up latest, earli(4) £3,769 heavy).
er (11-5) 12-1 faded run-in, 4th of 6
(btn 8l) to Cave Top (11-7) (Uttoxeter VICE ET VERTU pulled up latest, earlier (11-11) 3-1 jt fav rallied last,
21/2m hcap hdle (4) £3,639 heavy).
stayed on to lead, bt Bertie Lugg
THEDRINKYMEISTER fell latest, earli(11-5) 1 3 / 4l (7 ran) (Towcester 3m
er (11-12) 6-1 weakened, 4th of 8
hcap ch (4) £4,549 good to soft).
(btn 11l) to Swincombe Scorchio
(11-2) (Chepstow 3m hcap ch (4) ALF ‘N’ DOR (10-12) 11-4 fav no
impression, 3rd of 8 (btn 19l) to
£3,899 soft).
Looksnowtlikebrian (11-6) (Ffos Las
CARLTON RYAN (12-1) 2-5 fav every
2m 5f nov hcap ch (4) £5,198 heavy).
chance 2 out, kept on, btn 1 / 2l by
Miss Biscotti (11-0) (3 ran) (Kelso SHANTY TOWN (11-2) 7-2 rallied last,
every chance flat, btn 11/4l by Spock
31/4m hunt ch (5) £2,808 heavy).
(9-7) (6 ran) (Hereford 2m 5f hcap
SUNNY LEDGEND (11-8) 20-1 one
ch (4) £5,064 soft).
pace, 3rd of 7 (btn 14l) to Newberry
2.15
STELLA ARTOIS SUPPORTING BANGOR-ON-DEE
NOVICES’ HURDLE (4); £4,094; 2m 7f. (5 runners)
1
3-1237F FOLLOW THE BEAR 30 (BF) N Henderson 6-11-5............. J McGrath l99
2
PF/12-1 SAMUEL JACKSON 21 R Mitford-Slade 6-11-5....................... M G Nolan —
3
61-1 UPPERTOWN PRINCE 33 (C) D McCain 6-11-5................. Will Kennedy —
4
331-27 DOCTOR HAZE 28 (BF) K Bailey 7-10-12 ...................................... D Bass —
5
P5/ HAPPY RING HOUSE 1055 (PH,TH) Mike Hammond 9-10-12.. C Hammond (7) —
BETTING: 11-8 Uppertown Prince, 6-4 Follow The Bear, 6 Samuel Jackson, 8
Doctor Haze, 100 Happy Ring House
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
2.50
1
2
3
4
5
6
STELLA ARTOIS CIDRE ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ NOVICES’
HURDLE (4); winner £4,094; 2m 1f.
(13 runners)
24-1
113
587
90
3219-52
642-70P
FIN AND GAME 36 D McCain 6-11-12 ....................................... B Hughes —
ARTICLE FIFTY 18 (BF) W Greatrex 5-11-5 ........................... R Johnson 95
BRONZALLURE 33 (T) Oliver Greenall 5-11-5......................... D England —
COBBLER’S SON 15 H Daly 5-11-5............................................. A Tinkler —
DOC CARVER 45 Henry Oliver 7-11-5.................................. J McGrath l99
DUHALLOW LAD 27 A Jones 6-11-5....................................... T J O’Brien —
TEMPLEGATE
TOM PEPPER
1.15.....................Parlour Maid 1.15................Pinch Of Ginger
1.45.....................Vice Et Vertu 1.45 ....................Carlton Ryan
2.15..UPPERTOWN PRINCE (nap) 2.15..SAMUEL JACKSON (nap)
2.50 ...................Fin And Game 2.50.............Duke Of Kilcorral
3.20 .................Somerset Jem 3.20 .................Somerset Jem
3.55 ..............Before Midnight 3.55......................Burns Cross
TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Uppertown Prince (Bangor) and Babette
(double, Wolverhampton) with Pudding Chare (Newcastle).
TOM PEPPER: Samuel Jackson (Bangor) and Star Quality (Wolverhampton). SUNRATINGS’ NAP: DIAGNOSTIC (3.00 Wolverhampton).
SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: NATIVE ARROW (6.15 Chelmsford).
12.09 Ballintemple Ben 9-2 (6-5-4
£24.14 TC £109.33). 12.24 Catunda
Trish 11-4f (6-3-4 £12.56 TC £36.40).
12.39 Esthers Girl 4-1 (6-4-1 £17.74 TC
£57.14). 12.54 Chopchop Aveline 9-4
(5-6-3 £8.15 TC £24.90). 1.08 Droopys
Wispa 7-2 (3-6-5 £14.44 TC £42.16).
1.22 Borwick Doctor 4-1 (5-6-2 £16.80
TC £62.74). 1.39 Ardrahan Zanziba 3-1
(4-6-1 £13.32 TC £49.14). 1.57 Tinas
Barney 5-2f (5-4-1 £17.77 TC £61.60).
nMONMORE: 2.06 Thangool 9-2 (2-1-5
BAGS F £22.33 TC £57.90). 2.22 Final
Solow 5-2jt (5-2-1 £18.55 TC £53.15).
2.42 Effernogue Mel 5-1 (2-1-3 £24.69
TC £67.86). 3.02 Conors Sky 5-2f (3-24 £10.89 TC £39.23). 3.19 Corrin Lolly
9-4jt (3-6-1 £21.86 TC £77.97). 3.39
Colmyard Rocket 3-1 (3-6-4 £12.93 TC
£42.46). 3.59 Droopys Image 4-1 (4-1-2
£26.54 TC £67.75). 4.19 Keeleys Girl
3-1jt (5-3-2 £15.47 TC £52.50). 4.39
Starshineedifice 8-1 (5-6-3 £46.71 TC
By TOM PEPPER
SAM SPINNER’s upward
spiral is not likely to didn’t feel the need
stop at the Cheltenham to run him before
Cheltenham as
Festival.
nTIC-TAC: LH, tight track, 1m 4f, 9 quite easy fences, 1f run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS:
D McCain 62-315, Miss R Curtis 19-80, Jonjo O’Neill 17-120, W Greatrex 14-45. THIS
SEASON: D McCain 13, Jonjo O’Neill 2, H Daly 2. nTOP JOCKEYS: W Kennedy 21-116,
N Fehily 18-75, R Johnson 16-87, G Sheehan 12-50. THIS SEASON: W Kennedy 7, A P
Heskin 5, N Fehily 3. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Duhallow Lad (2.50) trained at
Timberscombe. Round trip of 408 miles. nTRICAST: 1.15, 3.20 nLIVE ON RUK
Jedd O’Keeffe’s brilliant
hurdler, winner of the Long
Walk at Newbury, is set to
go straight for the Sun Bets
Stayers’ Hurdle, for which
he is 4-1 favourite.
Then his trainer intends
to keep him busy during
the spring, with a trip to
the French Champion
Hurdle on the cards.
O’Keeffe said: “He’s brilliant, just having a holiday
for the next week or two.
“The plan is still to go
straight to Cheltenham. We
7
80-68 DUKE OF KILCORRAL 26 N Mulholland 5-11-5 .......................... N Fehily —
8
509 IFANDABUT 42 Miss V Williams 6-11-5 .............................. C Deutsch (3) —
9
33-1898 JOHNNY YUMA 28 Katy Price 5-11-5 ............................................ B Poste —
10
6-87P LAWTOP LEGEND 33 G Bewley 6-11-5 ................................ J Bewley (3) —
11
55-08 TRIGGER NICHOL 15 Dr R Newland 6-11-5 ................ S Twiston-Davies —
12
1-07 WESTERN MORNING 36 (T) Oliver Greenall 5-11-5................. I Popham —
13
32-5 DARK ASTER 235 (HH) R Mitford-Slade 6-10-12 ................... M G Nolan —
BETTING: 11-10 Article Fifty, 6-4 Fin And Game, 4 Doc Carver, 14 Trigger Nichol,
33 Dark Aster, 40 Western Morning, 50 Duke Of Kilcorral, 66 Bronzallure
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 3
2017: I’m A Game Changer 5-11-5 R Johnson 2-1 (P Hobbs), 11 ran.
3.20
STELLA ARTOIS 4% HANDICAP HURDLE (4); value to
the winner £4,094; 2m 7f.
(11 runners)
1
12-6653 LADY MIX 20 N Hawke 5-12-4 ..................................... James Bowen (5) 93
2
/62316- TUDORS TREASURE 251 (BF) Robert Stephens 7-11-12..... T J O’Brien l99
3
7335113 COUGAR KID 19 (BF) J G O’Shea 7-11-12............ Brodie Hampson (5) 95
4
13-36 LIBBY T VALANCE 35 Miss R Curtis 7-11-11 ........................... A Wedge 90
5
/4313-P ARDEN DENIS 51 N Mulholland 9-11-9 ...................................... N Fehily 97
6
/3-0850 THE DRACONIAN 15 (P) D Pipe 7-11-8 ..................................... Doubtful 85
7
42P2-22 AMERICAN LIFE 7 (B,T;D) Oliver Greenall 11-11-6...... Ross Turner (7) 96
8
6P3-804 TAILOR TOM 13 D McCain 6-11-4...................................... Will Kennedy 88
9
6057-P3 SOMERSET JEM 5 K Bishop 9-10-12............................ Conor Smith (5) 96
10 -88PP56 PRINCE KUP 13 (BH) Miss L Hurley 7-10-10................ C Hammond (7) 92
11 30452-9 YOUNG LOU 14 (P;D) R Dickin 9-10-10 ................................. J Nixon (7) 98
BETTING: 3 American Life, 4 Lady Mix, 13-2 Arden Denis, 7 Cougar Kid, Somerset Jem
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 1
2017: Petite Power 8-11-8 P Brennan 7-4 Fav (F O’Brien), 10 ran.
LADY MIX (11-2) 25-1 kept on same
pace, 3rd of 6 (btn 2 1 / 4l) to Dark
Sunset (11-1) (Doncaster 3m hcap
hdle (4) £3,899 good).
TUDORS TREASURE (11-3) 10-3 fav
weakened 2 out, 6th of 9 (btn 31l) to
Midnight Monty (11-7) (Huntingdon
3m 1f hcap hdle (4) £3,574 good).
COUGAR KID (11-5) 7-2 fav kept on, 3rd
of 11 (btn 91/2l) to Yalltari (11-7) (Hereford 2m hcap hdle (4) £4,549 soft).
LIBBY T VALANCE (11-4) 9-1 weakened, 6th of 7 (btn 26l) to Comely
(10-12) (Taunton 3m nov hcap hdle
(4) £4,549 good).
ARDEN DENIS pulled up latest, earlier
(10-2) 13-8 fav led 2 out, headed
last, not fluent, 3rd of 8 (btn 63/4l) to
Major Hindrance (10-13) (Hereford
23/4m hcap hdle (4) £6,498 soft).
THE DRACONIAN (10-7) 100-1 10th of
3.55
FORM
14 (btn 25l) to Melangerie (10-0) (Ludlow 2m nov hdle (4) £3,899 soft).
AMERICAN LIFE (10-7) 5-2 strong
challenge close home, just failed,
btn sh hd by Triopas (11-9) (7 ran)
(Catterick 3m 1f cond hcap hdle (4)
£3,899 good to soft).
TAILOR TOM (10-13) 33-1 no chance
before 3 out, 4th of 6 (btn 29l) to Chef
Des Obeaux (11-2) (Uttoxeter 21/2m
cond mdn hdle (5) £2,469 soft).
SOMERSET JEM (10-9) 7-1 no
chance, 3rd of 13 (btn 11l) to Camron De Chaillac (11-5) (Taunton 2m
3f cond hcap hdle (4) £5,198 soft).
PRINCE KUP (11-2) 66-1 6th of 10 (btn
29l) to Sunday Central (11-10) (Uttoxeter 21/2m hcap hdle (5) £2,469 soft).
YOUNG LOU (10-10) 16-1 9th of 16 (btn
28l) to Triopas (11-4) (Towcester 3m
hcap hdle (5) £3,249 good to soft).
BUDWEISER STANDARD OPEN NH FLAT RACE (5);
value to the winner £2,274; 2m 1f.
(5 runners)
1
ALDERSON Oliver Greenall 5-11-5 ............................................. I Popham —
2
BEFORE MIDNIGHT N Henderson 5-11-5 .................... Nico De Boinville —
3
1- BURNS CROSS 257 N Mulholland 6-11-5 .................................... N Fehily —
4
2- LOCKER ROOM TALK 277 Miss R Curtis 5-11-5 ...................... A Wedge —
5
451 UPSETTHEODDS 60 D McCain 6-11-5 ............................... L Murtagh (5) —
BETTING: 5-4 Before Midnight, 9-4 Locker Room Talk, 3 Burns Cross, 8 Upsettheodds
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 6
2017: Just A Sting 5-11-0 Mr M Legg 6-1 (H Fry), 9 ran.
EW THIEF: Have an ew double at Newcastle on smart turf horse
MR SUNDOWNER (3.10) and well-weighted INSHAA (3.45).
GREYHOUND SP CHECK
nCENTRAL PARK: 11.01 View
Strength 5-1 (4-6-1 BAGS F £45.58 TC
£131.70). 11.16 Rhaegal 3-1 (6-4-5
£20.90 TC £64.63). 11.31 Kilbarry
Light 5-2 (1-3-5 £7.74 TC £22.80).
11.46 Love For Mum 6-4f (4-2-3 £4.47
TC £16.20). 12.01 Ive Got Thegift 7-4jt
(3-5-2 £5.21 TC £11.49). 12.16 Jeweler
7-4 (3-5-1 £4.55 TC £12.20). 12.31
Tiger Ace 5-2f (6-3-5 £14.45 TC
£38.11). 12.46 Swift Miley 4-1 (3-5-2
£23.69 TC £58.79). 1.01 Nice Wood 21f (4-1-3 £8.07 TC £22.89). 1.16 Zenas
Allrite 9-2 (5-6-1 £31.41 TC £70.51).
1.31 Insane Rambo 5-1 (3-6-4 £33.10
TC £84.23). 1.49 Droopys Praise 1110f (5-4-6 £19.07 TC £49.17).
nROMFORD: 11.09 Hollylake Bell 4-1
(5-2-4 BAGS F £21.35 TC £49.08).
11.24 Larimar 7-2 (5-1-6 £21.25 TC
£57.65). 11.39 Tog Amach Me 5-2 (1-62 £25.12 TC £61.56). 11.54 Gorgeous
George 11-4f (6-2-4 £18.68 TC £59.21).
SPIN
TRY
Big plans for Sam
GOING: HEAVY
£146.39). 4.58 Droopys Alabama 4-1
(3-1-2 £24.39 TC £58.82). 5.18 Kabull
5-1 (5-6-2 £21.21 TC £66.37). 5.37
Bloos Glaisestar 5-2jt (6-3-1 £14.08 TC
£47.49). 5.54 Salems Seppi 9-2 (1-2-5
£29.64 TC £94.83). 6.09 Copper
Maverick 7-1 (4-6-3 £28.39 TC £98.77).
nHOVE: 2.12 Punk Rock Hero 2-1f (46-1 BAGS F £11.72 TC £36.89). 2.32
Baby Bless Him 3-1jt (1-2-3 £14.55 TC
£40.69). 2.52 Newinn Bucks 7-1 (4-5-6
£43.95 TC £119.16). 3.11 Teresas Jet
7-4f (4-6-5 £12.36). 3.29 Ballygibbon
Moon 5-1 (5-6-3 £27.81 TC £66.18).
3.49 Dower Brae 5-2 (6-3-2 £18.28 TC
£46.55). 4.09 Spirit Juliette 3-1 (2-3-1
£21.70 TC £62.52). 4.29 Willmount
Manor 9-2 (4-2-3 £19.61 TC £44.42).
4.48 Gemini King 3-1 (3-4-2 £11.28 TC
£47.42). 5.08 Silver Smoke 5-1 (6-4-2
£26.23 TC £73.61). 5.28 Deep Space
Nine 2-1f (2-6-4 £10.49 TC £32.81).
5.44 Droopys Quip 8-1 (6-4-2 £39.28
TC £137.66). 6.02 Clairkeith Tiamo 5-2
(2-4-5 £6.97 TC £27.59). 6.19
Candolim Sunset 7-1 (6-1-2 £49.06 TC
£209.27).
nDONCASTER: 6.27 Zlatans Way 9-4f
(6-5 £9.38). 6.47 Headleys Cashen 21jt (3-1 £6.86). 7.03 Lauragh Eagle 7-2
(6-3 £17.57). 7.18 Fane Blue Girl 5-2f
(4-6 £15.33). 7.34 Honour Roisin 6-1
(1-3 £28.07). 7.51 Kevs Dream 7-4f (65 £6.30). 8.06 Paradise Magnum 7-2
(5-4 £17.40). 8.22 Gingers Dream 5-2jt
(5-1 £23.72) NR T4 res ran. 8.38
Siberian Zoro 9-2 (5-4 £23.78).
nHARLOW: 6.37 Ballymac Havoc 5-2f
(1-3 £10.76). 6.57 Kilara Serenity 4-1
(2-3 £22.84). 7.12 Croftview Jane 6-1
(5-6 £31.51). 7.28 Prime Bonus 7-2 (46 £15.73). 7.44 Rough Brian 5-1 (6-2
£31.91). 7.59 Bandicoot Shane 7-2 (12 £15.44). 8.16 Glenbrenton Ed 5-2jt
(1-6 £10.97). 8.32 Mays Athena 4-1 (35 £38.42).
he’s a very easy
horse to keep fit.
“There are also
one or two targets
after Cheltenham, so
we didn’t want his season
to end in March.
“What’s quite appealing is the French Champion Hurdle that L’Ami
Serge won last year. That’s
a possibility.”
nSUN BETS STAYERS’ HURDLE
- sponsors bet: 4 Sam Spinner, 6
Apple’s Jade, 7 Supasundae, 10
Penhill, 12 L’Ami Serge, Unowhatimeanharry.
NEWCASTLE
1.00
1
2
3
4
GOING: STANDARD
TEMPLEGATE
NOVICE STAKES (Class 5); 3-y-o;
winner £4,140; 1m.
(4 runners)
1.00 ............................................................Kaser
1.30................................................Rubenesque
2.05 .......................................Good Time Ahead
2.40...............................................Winds Of Fire
3.10..................................................Zabeel Star
3.45 .............................................Rockley Point
4.20 ............................................Pudding Chare
4.55............................................................Liquid
(3) 62- COURT HOUSE 27 (BF) J Gosden 9-2......... R Havlin
(4)
2- KASER 26 (BF) S bin Suroor 9-2............ T Marquand
(1) 086- PHOENIX LIGHTNING 13 (TH) R Menzies 9-2.. P Dennis (3)
(2) 62- LADY NOORAH 30 R Fahey 8-11............. T Hamilton
Lady Noorah l 99, Kaser 98, Phoenix Lightning 90.
4-7 Kaser, 3 Court House, 4 Lady Noorah, 25 Phoenix Lightning
1.30
1 (9)
2 (8)
3 (5)
4 (12)
5 (6)
6 (10)
7 (3)
8 (11)
9 (2)
10(1)
11(4)
12(7)
HANDICAP (6); winner £3,493;
2m.
(12 runners)
TOM PEPPER
/00- LUNGARNO PALACE 22 (VH) J Gallagher 7-9-10.... G Lee
212- STRICTLY ART 19 (D) A Bailey 5-9-7 ..... H Burns (7)
214- RUBENESQUE 124 (T;D) Gemma Anderson 6-9-4 ... S Donohoe
471- APALIS 19 (T;CD) M W Easterby 6-9-4.... Harrison Shaw (7)
/27- THANKYOU VERY MUCH J28 (B,T) J Bethell 8-8-13.. P McDonald
333- DREAM SERENADE 13 (P) M Appleby 5-8-9... K Baker (7)
775- INDIAN RED 58 M Tompkins 4-8-8 ............. J Haynes
555- HUGOIGO 179 J Goldie 4-8-8 ............ Phil Dennis (3)
/56- PANTOMIME 13 (PH) Rebecca Menzies 6-8-7... A Mullen
675- JAN SMUTS 65 (P,T;CD) W Storey 10-8-7 Rachel Richardson (3)
070- LA BACOUETTEUSE 19 (P;D) I Jardine 13-8-7.... K O’Neill
837- ARCHIBELLE 19 R M Smith 4-8-6........ N Garbutt (3)
1.00 ................................................Lady Noorah
1.30 ................................Thankyou Very Much
2.05 .......................................Good Time Ahead
2.40 ..............................................Stirling Value
3.10............................................Mr Sundowner
3.45 .........................................Kicking The Can
4.20..............................................Celtic Artisan
4.55 .............................................Pearl Acclaim
Strictly Art l 99, Apalis 98, Dream Serenade 97.
nTIC-TAC: LH, AW Tapeta course with a 3f run-in. Races up to
1m run on the straight course. nDRAW: High favoured over 5f.
nLEADING TRAINERS: R Fahey 56-431, D O’Meara 35-299, M
Dods 28-225, M W Easterby 25-198. nTOP JOCKEYS: P J
McDonald 46-370, P Mulrennan 40-387, G Lee 35-362, T
Hamilton 24-277. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Rockley Point
(3.45); 534 miles. nTRICAST: 1.30, 3.45, 4.20, 4.55 nON ATR
7-2 Strictly Art, 4 Apalis, 6 Thankyou Very Much, 13-2
Dream Serenade, 8 Rubenesque, 9 Indian Red
2.05
1
2
3
4
5
6
(2)
(1)
(4)
(3)
(6)
(5)
HANDICAP (4); winner £6,081;
2m.
(6 runners)
165- VERCINGETORIX 6 (P;D) I Jardine 7-9-10....... G Lee
617- WISHING WELL 29 (D) M Hammond 6-9-7 .. P McDonald
112- GOOD TIME AHEAD 14 (BF,C) P Kirby 4-9-7 ..... H Shaw (7)
234- SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN 19 (T) B Ellison 5-9-6 . S Donohoe
754- SENATUS 19 (H) K McLintock 6-8-12 ......... A Mullen
560- BRAES OF LOCHALSH J13 (V) J Goldie 7-8-10. P Dennis (3)
Sugarloaf Mountain l 99, Good Time Ahead 98, Wishing Well 97.
15-8 Good Time Ahead, 7-2 Senatus, 4 Sugarloaf Mountain,
Wishing Well, 6 Vercingetorix, 16 Braes Of Lochalsh
2.40
1
2
3
4
NOVICE STAKES (5); 3-y-o; winner
£4,140; 1m 4f.
(4 runners)
(4) 323- DICHATO 168 (TH;BF) S C Williams 9-2 ... S Donohoe
(1)
8- STIRLING VALUE 17 D M Simcock 9-2 ........ T Eaves
(3) 842- URBAN SOUL 20 (BH) J Bethell 9-2 .. P J McDonald
(2) 73- WINDS OF FIRE 14 (BF) C Appleby 9-2.. T Marquand
Dichato l 99, Winds Of Fire 72.
4-6 Winds Of Fire, 9-4 Dichato, 6 Urban Soul, 16 Stirling Value
3.10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
(4)
(7)
(3)
(2)
(6)
(5)
(1)
(8)
CLASSIFIED STAKES (5); winner
£4,140; 1m 2f.
(8 runners)
6/6- BROTHERLY COMPANY 13 (D) Miss J Foster 6-9-2. P Dennis (3)
229- DESERT RULER J27 J O’Keeffe 5-9-2 ....... J Garritty
000/ FREEWHEEL J12 Miss T Jackson 8-9-2 ..... A Mullen
163- MR SUNDOWNER 65 (T;D) W Storey 6-9-2. Rachel Richardson (3)
642- ZABEEL STAR 29 (D) K McLintock 6-9-2 ..... T Eaves
111- CHAMPAGNE PINK 13 (H) K Burke 4-9-1 .. C Lee (3)
249- SHAMROKH 24 (T;C) M Appleby 4-9-1.... P J McDonald
725- VIGEE LE BRUN 13 (P) Olly Williams 4-9-1 . S James
Shamrokh l 99, Zabeel Star 97, Champagne Pink 94.
6-4 Champagne Pink, 3 Zabeel Star, 5 Desert Ruler, 6
Shamrokh, 8 Vigee Le Brun, 10 Mr Sundowner
3.45
1
2
3
4
5
(6)
(10)
(7)
(8)
(5)
HANDICAP (6); winner £3,493;
1m.
(10 runners)
683- ROCKLEY POINT 27 (P) Katie Scott 5-9-7 ....... G Lee
187- SYMBOLIC STAR 147 (P;CD) F Murtagh 6-9-5 .. C Rodriguez (3)
700- KICKING THE CAN 76 (C,D) N Wilson 7-9-2 ... Phil Dennis (3)
036- SUPREME POWER 35 (P) Miss T Waggott 4-9-1...... B McHugh
349- TWIGGY 14 I Jardine 4-8-13 ........................... T Eaves
STAYIN’ ALIVE . . . Sam
Spinner is on course for the
Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle
6 (9)
7 (3)
8 (1)
9 (2)
10(4)
567- INSHAA 34 (BH) S G West 6-8-11 ...... P J McDonald
660- LEONARD THOMAS 19 (P;CD) R Menzies 8-8-9 .. R Scott (3)
469- JOYFUL STAR 146 F Watson 8-8-7 ............. A Mullen
545- HELLAVASHOCK 22 (B;BF) A Whillans 5-8-7.... K O’Neill
705- NELSON’S BAY 55 (CD) W Storey 9-8-7 ..... Doubtful
Rockley Point l 99, Leonard Thomas 98, Supreme Power 97.
4 Rockley Point, 9-2 Supreme Power, Symbolic Star, 5
Leonard Thomas, 7 Inshaa, 8 Hellavashock, Twiggy
4.20
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
(4)
(1)
(6)
(2)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(5)
(3)
HANDICAP (6); winner £3,493;
1m.
(9 runners)
854- PUDDING CHARE 22 R Fahey 4-9-7............ S Woods (7)
473- CELTIC ARTISAN 90 (T;D) Rebecca Menzies 7-9-5. P McDonald
334- LIMONCINO 16 (H) M Dods 4-9-3......... P Mulrennan
535- INGLEBY ANGEL 9 (D) D O’Meara 9-9-1 .. P Vaughan (7)
905- STEEL HELMET J50 (P) Harriet Bethell 4-8-13 ... T Eaves
7/0- MUSICO 249 P Holmes 4-8-12............ Paula Muir (7)
637- LOZAH 30 (CD) Roger Fell 5-8-10 ............... A Mullen
080- FERNGROVE J8 (T) S Corbett 7-8-7 ........... J Haynes
/00- MADAKHEEL 14 S G West 7-8-7....... Phil Dennis (3)
Celtic Artisan l 99, Ingleby Angel 98, Limoncino 97.
5-2 Ingleby Angel, 7-2 Celtic Artisan, 4 Limoncino, Pudding
Chare, 6 Lozah, 20 Ferngrove, Musico, Steel Helmet
4.55
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
(4)
(6)
(7)
(5)
(8)
(2)
(1)
(3)
HANDICAP (5); winner £4,140;
5f.
(8 runners)
618- FRUIT SALAD 55 (P;CD) J Bethell 5-9-9 ... C Shepherd (3)
348- TWIZZELL 86 (D) K Burke 4-9-9 ......... P J McDonald
923- LIQUID 72 (BF,D) T D Barron 4-9-7................... G Lee
112- PEARL ACCLAIM 14 (P;BF,D) D Griffiths 8-9-5. T Marquand
890- DASCHAS 90 (T) S C Williams 4-9-4........ S Donohoe
661- POPPY IN THE WIND 17 (V;CD) A Brown 6-9-1.... A Mullen
247- DUKE COSIMO 26 (P) M Herrington 8-9-0 ... T Eaves
383- ORIENTAL LILLY 41 J Goldie 4-8-7 .. Phil Dennis (3)
Duke Cosimo l 99, Oriental Lilly 98, Fruit Salad 97.
3 Poppy In The Wind, 7-2 Liquid, 5 Pearl Acclaim, 6 Oriental
Lilly, 15-2 Twizzell, 8 Duke Cosimo, 10 Fruit Salad
Thursday, January 4, 2018 ...............
1GM
. . . AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SUNRACING
GOING: STANDARD
CHELMSFORD
WOLVERHAMPTON
TEMPLEGATE
TOM PEPPER
1.55 ........................Papa Stour
2.25..................Dashing Dusty
3.00 ....................Raven’s Lady
3.30............Breathless Times
4.05...........................Pulsating
4.35......................Babette (nb)
5.05..............................Influent
5.35...................Tis Wonderful
1.55...................Bungee Jump
2.25 ..................Dragon Tattoo
3.00 ..............Star Quality (nb)
3.30.......................Charles Fox
4.05........................Jack Blane
4.35 .......................Picks Pinta
5.05 ...............................Valitop
5.35................................Frozon
nTIC-TAC: Left-handed, very tight Tapeta track of 1m, with a 330yd run-in. Races over
6f and 7f start on separate chutes. nDRAW: Little effect. nLEADING TRAINERS
(2013-2018): P Evans 103-837, M Johnston 88-522, R Fahey 73-580, M Appleby 67580. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): L Morris 214-1478, J Fanning 108-740, S W Kelly
66-549, D Tudhope 51-270. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Jack Blane (4.05), Butoolat
(4.35), Acker Bilk (5.35) trained at Carluke; 542 miles. nJACKPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON ATR
1.55
32REDSPORT.COM HANDICAP (Class 5); 3-y-o; value
to the winner £3,752; 7f.
(9 runners)
1 (5) 545701- HARD GRAFT 14 D Brown 9-9 .................................................. S Levey 97
2 (8)
723- THE BRITISH LION 14 (BF) M Johnston 9-9 ........................ J Fanning 94
3 (7) 436197- BUNGEE JUMP 55 (BF,D) K Ryan 9-7 ................................. R Ryan (5) 85
4 (1)
7947- PAPA STOUR 29 (BF) A Balding 9-7..................................... O Murphy 94
5 (3)
6420- HIGH SEAS 48 (PH) H Palmer 9-5......................................... J Mitchell 91
6 (6) 874212- SWISSAL 13 David Dennis 9-4.............................................. D Costello 98
7 (9) 55439- NORTHERN LAW 140 J J Quinn 9-0......................................... J Hart l99
8 (2) 170956- BROCKEY RISE 17 P Evans 8-10............................................... F Berry 93
9 (4)
8739- EQUILIBRIUM 13 I Furtado 8-9 ................................................ L Morris 94
BETTING: 7-4 Papa Stour, 11-2 The British Lion, 6 High Seas, Swissal, 7 Bungee
Jump, Hard Graft, 15-2 Northern Law, 14 Brockey Rise, 50 Equilibrium
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1-2
2017: Dandy Flame 9-7 A Kirby 9-4 JtFav (W Haggas) drawn 1, 7 ran.
HARD GRAFT (9-2) 3-1 in touch, ridden 1f out, stayed on to lead close
home, bt Montague (9-9) 3/4l (9 ran)
(Southwell 6f hcap (5) £2,911 AW).
THE BRITISH LION (9-2) 9-4 fav
tracked leaders, ridden 1f out, kept
on same pace, 3rd of 11 (btn 81/4l)
to Move Swiftly (8-11) (Chelmsford
City 7f nov auct (5) £4,528 AW).
BUNGEE JUMP (9-3) 2-1 fav tracked
leaders, ridden 2f out, faded, 7th of
9 (btn 13l) to Blue Harmony (8-9)
(Newcastle 7f nov (6) £2,264 AW).
PAPA STOUR (9-7) 11-4 fav chased
leaders, driven 1f out, 7th of 14 (btn
10l) to Bold Reason (9-9) (Newcastle
2.25
FORM
1m hcap (5) £3,234 AW).
HIGH SEAS (9-7) 15-2 held up, ridden
2f out, never on terms, 11th of 13
(btn 8 1 / 4 l) to Insurgence (9-4)
(Lingfield 7f hcap (5) £2,911 AW).
SWISSAL (9-2) 9-1 held up, headway
1f out, ran on, btn 1 1 / 4l by Blacklooks (9-6) EQUILIBRIUM (8-12) 40-1
led until 2f out, last (well btn) (9 ran)
(W’hampton 7f hcap (5) £2,911 AW).
NORTHERN LAW (9-4) 8-1 9th of 11
(btn 93/4l) to Go Now Go Now (9-2)
(Beverley 7f hcap (5) £3,781 good).
BROCKEY RISE (8-11) 8-1 last of 6
(btn 8 1 / 4 l) to Tiger Lyon (8-9)
(W’hampton 5f hcap (5) £3,558 AW).
32RED CASINO HANDICAP (6); 3-y-o; value to the
winner £3,105; 1m 1f.
(12 runners)
1 (4)
8045- FREEBE ROCKS 127 M Bell 9-7............................................ D Brock l99
2 (5) 644409- DASHING DUSTY 21 J Osborne 9-6................................... T J Murphy 97
3 (3) 066905- PRINCE CONSORT 20 (P) B Meehan 9-6.............................. C Bishop 89
4 (11) 679167- TRICK SHOT JENNY 17 J Osborne 9-4 ............................... D Costello 94
5 (8)
650- AUTHENTIC ART 104 (BH) R Beckett 9-4......................... D Tudhope 98
6 (6) 332235- PROGRESSIVE JAZZ 6 (PH) K Burke 9-3 ......................... R Harris (7) 94
7 (10) 69490- DRAGON TATTOO 24 (P) H Palmer 9-2 ............................... J Mitchell 93
8 (7) 68896- HAVEN’S VIEW 21 (PH) R Hughes 9-1.................................. S W Kelly 91
9 (1)
800- SURREY BLAZE 136 J Tuite 8-13 ......................................... O Murphy 91
10 (12)
900- HEADWEAR 155 D Brown 8-11................................................. S Levey 85
11 (2) 05540- ROSE OF SHIRAZ 21 J S Moore 8-10 ............................... Hollie Doyle 88
12 (9)
7980- MOPS TANGO 24 M Appleby 8-8............................................. L Morris 92
BETTING: 9-4 Surrey Blaze, 9-2 Authentic Art, 5 Progressive Jazz, 13-2 Freebe
Rocks, 10 Prince Consort, 12 Dashing Dusty, Haven’s View, Trick Shot Jenny
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
3.00
32RED.COM FILLIES’ CONDITIONS STAKES (2); value
to the winner £12,938; 7f.
(5 runners)
1 (1) 535743- COURIER 15 (P;D) M Appleby 6-9-0........................................ L Morris 86
2 (3)
2111- DIAGNOSTIC 63 (D) W Haggas 4-9-0 .............................. D Tudhope l99
3 (2) 531134- RAVEN’S LADY 126 (BF,D) M Botti 4-9-0............................. O Murphy 94
4 (4)
8012- STAR QUALITY 8 (CD) David Loughnane 4-9-0.................. D Costello 79
5 (5) 543343- SUMMER ICON 12 (D) M Channon 5-9-0............................... C Bishop 96
BETTING: 4-6 Diagnostic, 2 Raven’s Lady, 10 Summer Icon, 16 Star Quality
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FORM
(Chelmsford 7f (2) £28,012 AW).
COURIER (9-5) 4-1 led, driven 1f out,
headed final furlong, rallied gamely, STAR QUALITY (7-12) 11-2 led, set
steady pace, shaken up 1f out, rid3rd of 8 (btn nk) to Veena (9-7)
den and headed final furlong, rallied
(Kempton 7f hcap (5) £3,234 AW).
close home, btn sh hd by Stellar
DIAGNOSTIC (9-13) 4-9 fav held up,
Surprise (9-0) (6 ran) (W’hampton
headway 1f out, led final furlong, bt
1m 1f hcap (2) £16,808 AW).
Impart (9-6) 4l (9 ran) (Chelmsford 6f
SUMMER ICON (9-0) 7-1 ridden 1f
hcap (5) £5,175 AW).
out, driven and unable to quicken,
RAVEN’S LADY (9-0) 10-11 fav pushed
3rd of 4 (btn 1 / 2 l) to Zest (9-0)
along 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on,
(Lingfield 1m (3) £9,767 AW).
4th of 7 (btn 2l) to Aljuljalah (9-5)
TEMPLEGATE’S TOP TIPS
PRINCE (nap) can be king in the 2.15 at
H UPPERTOWN
Bangor. Donald McCain’s runner was an impressive
winner here on his hurdle debut and should appreciate
this extra half-mile.
IAN WILLIAMS does well with his runners at
Wolverhampton and BABETTE (4.35, nb) can go well
on her first start for the yard. Shrewd Williams drops her
back from middle-distances to six furlongs and that can
spark a revival.
I’M sweet on PUDDING CHARE (4.20 Newcastle, treble). The Richard Fahey-trained gelding is running
into form and should be suited by the step up to a mile.
H
H
3.30
BETWAY NOVICE STAKES (5); value to the winner
£4,011; 6f.
(9 runners)
1 (6) 34/223- KINGOFMERROWS 19 J Osborne 4-10-0 ........................ D Costello l99
2 (7)
8- ARNOUL OF METZ 15 H Spiller 3-8-12 ................................. Fran Berry —
3 (2)
2- BREATHLESS TIMES 22 R Charlton 3-8-12 .......... A J McNamara (3) 93
4 (3)
76- CHARLES FOX 139 J Fanshawe 3-8-12 ............................... D Muscutt 70
5 (1)
4- GLOBAL PASS 36 (H) Ed Walker 3-8-12 ................................. L Keniry 91
6 (4)
5- GRANDFATHER TOM 28 R Cowell 3-8-12...................... E J Walsh (3) 83
7 (8)
8- HARBOUR PILOT 13 David Loughnane 3-8-12........................... S Gray —
8 (9)
DAZE OUT R Fahey 3-8-7 ........................................................ P Mathers —
9 (5)
WIDE ACCLAIM J Tate 3-8-7 ...................................................... L Morris —
BETTING: 5-6 Breathless Times, 5 Global Pass, 11-2 Kingofmerrows, 8 Wide Acclaim
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
4.05
BETWAY SPRINT HANDICAP (DIV 1) (6); value to the
winner £3,105; 6f.
(10 runners)
1 (5) 365315- BILLYOAKES 4 (P;C,D) C Wallis 6-9-8 ................................. D Muscutt 96
2 (1) 250773- FRENCH 22 (BH;D) A Brittain 5-9-7 ..................................... C Hardie l99
3 (4) 540327- SPIN TOP 36 (V) W Muir 4-9-7............................................... D Costello 97
4 (7) 907032- STRICTLY CARTER 15 (T;CD) A Bailey 5-9-5..................... T Clark (3) 94
5 (9) 949251- JACK BLANE 22 (P;CD) K Dalgleish 4-9-4............................... P Makin 98
6 (8) 335256- CHARLIE’S DREAMER 13 M Appleby 4-9-4........................... L Morris 96
7 (6) 007214- PULSATING 14 (P;BF,CD) Archie Watson 4-9-3 ................ E Greatrex 96
8 (10) 797881- HERM 33 (C) P Evans 4-9-3 ........................................................ F Berry 94
9 (2) 758585- THE HOODED CLAW 19 (P;D) P Morris 7-9-1 ...................... S W Kelly 85
10 (3) 663649- STOPDWORLDNLETMEOF 133 D Flood 4-8-7................ Hollie Doyle 89
BETTING: 7-4 Pulsating, 6 Jack Blane, Strictly Carter, 13-2 Herm, 9 French, The
Hooded Claw, 12 Billyoakes, Spin Top, 16 Charlie’s Dreamer, 25 Stopdworldnletmeof
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Born To Finish 4-9-6 D Parkes 15-8 Fav (J Gask) drawn 9, 12 ran.
BILLYOAKES (9-3) 10-1 ridden 1f out,
5th of 7 (btn 13/4l) to Gold Club (9-4)
(Lingfield 6f hcap (6) £3,234 AW).
JACK BLANE (9-0) 9-4 led 1f out, ridden out, bt Snow Excuse (8-7) 1/2l
FRENCH (9-5) 5-1 led 2f out headed
1f out, rallied, 3rd (btn 1/2l) (8 ran)
(W’hampton 6f hcap (6) £2,588 AW).
SPIN TOP (9-3) 4-1 rear, ridden 2f out,
kept on one pace, 7th of 11 (btn
31/4l) to Hamish Mcgonagain (9-7)
(W’hampton 5f hcap (6) £2,588 AW).
BILLYOAKES (9-5) 7-1 soon led, ridden and quickened clear 1f out, driven out, bt STRICTLY CARTER (811) 4-1 close up, switched 1f out,
headway run-in, ran on, 3/4l (10 ran)
(Lingfield 6f hcap (6) £2,264 AW).
CHARLIE’S DREAMER (9-1) 25-1 rid-
4.35
FORM
den 2f out, weakened, 6th of 12 (btn
11l) to Spun Gold (9-3) (Southwell
1m hcap (6) £2,588 AW).
PULSATING (9-13) 5-4 fav rear, headway 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 12 (btn
23/4l) to Black Truffle (8-11) (Chelmsford 6f hcap (7) £2,911 AW).
HERM (9-4) 11-1 led run-in, bt Prince
Jai (9-7) 3/4l JACK BLANE (9-7) 3-1
kept on, 5th (btn 2 1 / 2 l) (9 ran)
(W’hampton 7f hcap (6) £2,749 AW).
THE HOODED CLAW (9-6) 8-1 held up
until ridden and kept on final furlong, 5th of 12 (btn 3l) to Hisar (9-5)
(W’hampton 6f hcap (6) £2,749 AW).
STOPDWORLDNLETMEOF (8-4) 7-1
chased leaders 3f, 9th of 12 (btn 9l)
to Passionatta (8-7) (Chepstow 5f
hcap (6) £3,234 good to soft).
BETWAY SPRINT HANDICAP (DIV 2) (6); value to the
winner £3,105; 6f.
(10 runners)
1 (9) 543559- BONJOUR STEVE 112 (P;D) R J Price 7-9-7........................ O Murphy 88
2 (4) 334555- PUSHKIN MUSEUM 47 (H;CD) P Morris 7-9-7 ..................... S W Kelly 96
3 (10) 804304- BOBBY VEE 15 (D) D Ivory 4-9-6 ......................................... J Duern (3) 97
4 (2) 328474- PICKS PINTA 17 (B;D) J Riches 7-9-5................................... W Cox (5) 93
5 (7) 764341- HISAR 19 (P;CD) M Appleby 4-9-4........................................ L Morris l99
6 (6) 630326- BUTOOLAT 22 (VH) K Dalgleish 4-9-3 ..................................... P Makin 97
7 (3)
938- TIME STANDS STILL 34 W J Martin (Ire) 4-9-3............. R Coakley (3) 88
8 (1) 068757- AD VITAM 22 (B,T;CD) Suzzanne France 10-9-2........................ J Hart 85
9 (8) 889845- BABETTE 48 I Williams 4-8-9 ....................................................... S Gray 98
10 (5) /75760- WHISPERING SOUL 13 B Baugh 5-8-7............................. Hollie Doyle 87
BETTING: 7-4 Hisar, 4 Pushkin Museum, 7 Babette, Bobby Vee, 9 Butoolat, Time
Stands Still, 10 Bonjour Steve, 14 Picks Pinta, 16 Ad Vitam, 25 Whispering Soul
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
5.05
BETWAY HANDICAP (4); value to the winner £5,531;
1m 1f 104yds.
(8 runners)
1 (5) 666086- COILLTE CAILIN 19 (CD) D Loughnane 8-9-7 .................... D Costello 92
2 (7)
218/ VALITOP 817 S Durack 5-9-5................................................... O Murphy —
3 (6) 1/6065- DAISY BERE 8 (P;CD) K Burke 5-9-3......................... P J O’Hanlon (7) 88
4 (1) 847071- TANGRAMM 27 (P;CD) D Ivory 6-9-3 ..................................... C Bishop 98
5 (8) /39785- NONIOS 19 (H;CD) D M Simcock 6-9-1 ................................... L Keniry 97
6 (3) 6/1943- INFLUENT 19 (PH) J Tate 4-8-13 .......................................... L Morris l99
7 (4) 51385- ANIF 18 (T) J-R Auvray 4-8-9............................................... Hollie Doyle 85
8 (2) 321282/ SWORD OF THE LORD J327 (P) Mrs N Evans 8-8-7 .................. R Tate —
BETTING: 9-4 Influent, 3 Tangramm, 5 Daisy Bere, 11-2 Nonios, 8 Coillte Cailin,
Valitop, 14 Sword of The Lord, 16 Anif
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FORM
out, weakened, 5th of 6 (btn 33/4l) to
INFLUENT (8-11) 7-1 driven to chase
Stellar Surprise (9-0) (W’hampton
leaders 2f out, ridden, kept on, 3rd
1m 1f hcap (2) £16,808 AW).
of 13 (btn 21/2l) to Swift Emperor (98) NONIOS (9-3) 20-1 rear, headway TANGRAMM (9-5) 16-1 held up, not
clear run 2f out, led final furlong, bt
1f out, kept on, 5th (btn 4 1 / 2 l)
Eltezam (9-7) 3/4l (11 ran) (ChelmsCOILLTE CAILIN (9-6) 14-1 driven
ford 11/4m hcap (4) £8,086 AW).
to chase leaders 2f out, ridden, 6th
3
(btn 4 /4l) (13 ran) (W’hampton 1m ANIF (9-6) 25-1 rear, outpaced 2f out,
no impression, last of 5 (btn 61/2l) to
1f hcap (4) £5,175 AW).
The Eagle’s Nest (9-2) (Chelmsford
VALITOP (9-2) 14-1 led, soon pressed,
City 1m hcap (4) £5,175 AW).
headed 6f out, every chance 2f out,
8th of 10 (btn 7 1 / 4l) to Glamorous SWORD OF THE LORD (9-2) 11-1
kept on, no chance with winner, btn
Approach (8-11) (Newmarket 11/4m
6l by Prickly (9-4) (11 ran) (Killarney
Listed (1) £28,355 good).
13/4m hcap €5,555 good to firm).
DAISY BERE (8-13) 4-1 rear, ridden 2f
5.35
BETWAY MIDDLE DISTANCE HANDICAP (6); value to
the winner £3,105; 1m 4f.
(12 runners)
1 (4) 043357- POUR L’AMOUR 19 (CD) D Loughnane 5-9-5 ..................... J Fanning 96
2 (10) 111323- RAASHDY 8 (P;CD) P Hiatt 5-9-5............................................. Doubtful 97
3 (8) 373493- WILLIAM BOOTH 13 I Furtado 4-9-4 ........................................ P Makin 94
4 (3) 82432- CRINDLE CARR J67 (BH) J Flint 4-9-3................................ D Muscutt 85
5 (12) 113368- INFLEXIBALL 19 J Mackie 6-9-3............................................ O Murphy 96
6 (1) 205375- GABRIAL THE TERROR 19 (CD) P Morris 8-9-3 .................... L Keniry 97
7 (6) /37808- HANDSOME DAN J56 (HH) Sarah Hollinshead 12-9-2 ............. R Tart 90
8 (7) 521010- FROZON J7 (H;CD) Harriet Bethell 5-9-0..................................... J Hart 94
9 (5) 084562- WIDNES 12 (T,V;BF) A Bailey 4-9-0 ........................................... F Berry 96
10 (2) /44742- TIS WONDERFUL 13 C J Gray 4-8-13 ................................ W Cox (5) l99
11 (9) 20/900- SACKFULLOFDREAMS J46 (T) Mike Hammond 5-8-13...... C Bishop 93
12 (11) 9434- ACKER BILK 19 K Dalgleish 4-8-12 ...................................... D Costello 98
BETTING: 5-2 Widnes, 7-2 Acker Bilk, 7 Tis Wonderful, 8 Inflexiball, William Booth
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
6.15
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NOVICE STAKES (Class 5); 3-y-o;
winner £5,175; 1m 2f. (7 runners)
6.15.......................................................Shakour
6.45 .........................................Samphire Coast
7.15 ..............................................Vettori Rules
7.45........................................Compas Scoobie
8.15........................................The Eagle’s Nest
8.45..............................................Jorvik Prince
2- DANZAY 8 M Johnston 9-2........................... F Norton
NATIVE ARROW C Appleby 9-2 ..................... A Kirby
63- SHAKOUR 22 (T) J Gosden 9-2 ................. N Mackay
66- VOLEVO LUI 36 M Botti 9-2 ............ M Monaghan (3)
9- APPROACHING MENACE 26 Amy Murphy 8-11. J Osborn (7)
9- BLAME ME FOREVER 36 M Botti 8-11 G Malune (7)
8- WALLFLOWER 30 R Guest 8-11 ................. M Dwyer
Danzay l 99, Shakour 88, Blame Me Forever 86.
TOM PEPPER
5-4 Native Arrow, 2 Danzay, 11-4 Shakour, 25 Blame Me
Forever, Volevo Lui, 66 Approaching Menace, Wallflower
6.45
HANDICAP (4); winner £5,693;
1m.
(10 runners)
6.15 .......................................................Shakour
6.45 ..........................................Casina di Notte
7.15..............................................Noble Behest
7.45 .......................................Boom The Groom
8.15 .......................................................Lucymai
8.45 .................................................Novabridge
1 (9) 000- FIGHTING TEMERAIRE 15 D Ivory 5-9-7 . R Winston
2 (6) 058- BOLD PREDICTION 181 (CD) Ed Walker 8-9-6 .. A Kirby
3 (7) 9U6- GENTLEMEN 22 (H;C) P McEntee 7-9-6.... Danny Brock
4 (10) 332- LAGENDA 18 (P) Kristin Stubbs 5-9-4 .. Ger O’Neill (7)
5 (5) 917- CASINA DI NOTTE 91 (B;D) M Botti 4-9-4... M Monaghan (3)
6 (1) /64- ABLE JACK 29 (V) S C Williams 5-9-2........... S Levey
7 (8) 090- LUNAR DEITY 22 (T;CD) S Williams 9-9-2. Milly Naseb (7)
8 (2) 231- WICKER 18 (CD) J Chapple-Hyam 4-8-13... M Dwyer
9 (3) 332- EBTKAAR 18 M Appleby 4-8-12 ................ B A Curtis
10(4) 221- SAMPHIRE COAST 20 (H,V;CD) D Shaw 5-8-8 .. P Mathers
nTIC-TAC: LH Polytrack of just over a mile round, chutes at the
7f and 1m starts, 2f run-in. nDRAW: Little effect. nLEADING
TRAINERS: M Johnston 37-259, S C Williams 31-197, M Botti
29-210, D Shaw 29-224. nTOP JOCKEYS: A Kirby 43-258, W
Carson 15-153, Franny Norton 13-111, S Levey 12-105.
nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Danzay (6.15) trained at Middleham.
Round trip of 460 miles. nTRICAST: 6.45, 8.15, 8.45 nON ATR
Samphire Coast l 99, Lagenda 98, Lunar Deity 97.
7-2 Ebtkaar, 9-2 Bold Prediction, Wicker, 5 Lagenda, 6 Able
Jack, Samphire Coast, 10 Casina di Notte, 16 Fighting Temeraire
7.15
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HANDICAP (4); winner £5,693;
2m.
(6 runners)
535- START SEVEN 14 J Osborne 6-10-3 ..... Daniel Tudhope
803- VETTORI RULES 22 G Kelleway 5-10-0 .. Rossa Ryan (5)
454- AYR OF ELEGANCE 15 (D) P Hide 6-9-4...... S Levey
5/3- ARGANTE J3 (B;D) H Spiller 9-9-2 ........ J Osborn (7)
622- LOST THE MOON 15 (C) M Tompkins 5-9-2 ... R Winston
111- NOBLE BEHEST 15 (P;CD) R Stephens 4-9-1 .... A Kirby
Vettori Rules l 99, Lost The Moon 98, Start Seven 97.
11-8 Noble Behest, 3 Lost The Moon, 7 Start Seven, Vettori Rules
7.45
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HANDICAP (2); winner £12,938;
5f.
(6 runners)
682- ROYAL BIRTH 23 (T;CD) S Williams 7-9-9 . Aaron Jones (3)
702- ROBOT BOY 117 (D) T D Barron 8-9-6 ..... B A Curtis
131- UDONTDODOU 96 (CD) R C Guest 5-9-5 .... R Winston
9U0- BOOM THE GROOM 117 (D) A Carroll 7-9-1 ... W Carson
505- COMPAS SCOOBIE 13 (H,T;D) S Williams 5-8-11.. Milly Naseb (7)
674- DYNAMO WALT 30 (V;CD) D Shaw 7-8-5 P Mathers
Robot Boy l 99, Dynamo Walt 98, Royal Birth 97.
15-8 Royal Birth, 9-4 Udontdodou, 6 Robot Boy, 13-2
Compas Scoobie, 9 Boom The Groom, 14 Dynamo Walt
8.15
HANDICAP (4); winner £5,693;
7f.
(8 runners)
1 (2) /03- EXCHEQUER 19 (TH;D) D O’Meara 7-9-7...... D Tudhope
2 (3) 694- THE COMMENDATORE 83 T D Barron 5-9-4... B A Curtis
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565- LOYALTY 19 (V;C,D) D Shaw 11-9-4 ........ P Mathers
031- LUCYMAI 42 (CD) D Ivory 5-9-3 ............... J Duern (3)
059- FIRMDECISIONS 19 (P;CD) D Ivory 8-9-2 R Winston
583- UPAVON 14 (H,T;C,D) S C Williams 8-9-2 .... S Levey
156- TOY THEATRE 24 (CD) M Appleby 4-9-1 ... G Malune (7)
411- THE EAGLE’S NEST 18 (C) R Guest 4-8-11 M Dwyer
Loyalty l 99, The Eagle’s Nest 98, Exchequer 97.
11-4 Exchequer, 4 Lucymai, The Eagle’s Nest, 13-2 Upavon
8.45
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3 (7)
4 (11)
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HANDICAP (6); winner £3,429;
5f.
(12 runners)
211- JORVIK PRINCE 8 (CD) K Tutty 4-10-1(6ex). Gemma Tutty (5)
907- RED INVADER 23 (CD) J Butler 8-9-8 ...... T Clark (3)
006- FAREEQ 4 (BH,T) C Wallis 4-9-7............... P Mathers
908- MIGHTY ZIP 27 (P;CD) Mrs L Williamson 6-9-4.... R Da Silva
008- BEAU MISTRAL 22 (HH;C,D) A Carroll 9-9-4.... W Carson
233- TOOLATETODELEGATE 15 (P,T;D) B Barr 4-9-4. Rossa Ryan (5)
908- TEA EL TEE 14 (P;D) Miss G Kelleway 4-8-7 .... William Cox (5)
886- HEAD SPACE 14 (T,V;D) B Barr 10-8-7... Hollie Doyle
047- NOVABRIDGE 13 (B;D) Mrs K Tutty 10-8-7........ Doubtful
449- BARNSDALE 13 J Holt 5-8-7 ..... Megan Ellingworth (7)
009- GIVE US A BELLE 209 (T,V;D) C Dunnett 9-8-7.. Jane Elliott (5)
875- CAPTAIN SCOOBY 13 (E;C,D) R Guest 12-8-7. Georgia Cox (3)
Mighty Zip l 99, Novabridge 98, Toolatetodelegate 97.
4-6 Jorvik Prince, 4 Toolatetodelegate, 7 Captain Scooby
RACING RESULTS ROUND-UP
nCHAMP Richard Johnson
returned from injury with a
winner at Ludlow on Look
My Way.
nEXCITING Irish hurdle
prospect Samcro will not run
at Naas on Sunday. Eddie
O’Leary of owners Gigginstown Stud said: “The horse
scoped ordinary.”
LUDLOW
1.20: 1 LOOK MY WAY R Johnson (16 fav); 2 Nigh Or Never (33-1); 3 Lord
County (16-1). 6 ran. 10l; 15l. J J
Quinn. T: £1.10; £1.10, £11.10. Ex:
£14.20. Trifecta: £70.90. CF: £10.68.
NR: Etoo Sport.
1.50: 1 INDIAN HAWK D Jacob (2-1 fav);
2 Jet Set (14-1); 3 Copper West (10-1).
15 ran. 8l; 12l. N Henderson. T: £2.70;
£1.10, £3.60, £5.40. Ex: £29.80. Trifecta:
£193.60. CF: £33.75. NR: Aaron Lad.
2.20: 1 TREE OF LIBERTY Jamie
Moore (9-2); 2 Nightfly (13-2); 3
Joueur Bresilien (5-2). 6 ran (Sister
Sibyl 9-4 fav). 11l; 15l. Kerry Lee. T:
£4.50; £1.80, £3. Ex: £39.40. Tricast:
£87.75. CF: £31.94. NR: Copain De
Classe, Exitas.
2.50: 1 ELLENS WAY M Griffiths
(evens fav); 2 Sainte Ladylime (5-1); 3
Braventara (8-1). 7 ran. nk; 3l. J Scott.
T: £1.70; £3, £1.20. Ex: £7.20. Trifecta:
£39.80. CF: £7.37.
3.20: 1 HEDGEINATOR James
Bowen (11-8 fav); 2 It’s A Steal (9-2); 3
Veauce De Sivola (7-2). 5 ran. nk; 41/2l.
Christian Williams. T: £1.80; £3.10,
£1.20. Ex: £6.10. Trifecta: £17.70. CF:
£8.21. NR: Cougar’s Gold.
3.50: 1 SEA STORY D Bass (4-1); 2
Simonia (11-10 fav); 3 Lady Of The Night
(6-1). 8 ran. 3l; 2l. K Bailey. T: £5.30;
£1.50, £1.10, £1.80. Ex: £11.60. Trifecta:
£53.10. CF: £9.01. NR: Pedulia Alba,
Sally Can’t Wait, The Imitation Game.
PLACEPOT: £48.10 Q/POT: £14.70
MUSSELBURGH
1.00: 1 THE ROAD HOME D Fox (8-1);
2 Character Onesie (11-2); 3 Heartasia
(11-4 fav). 11 ran. 10l; 1l. L Russell. T:
£6.90; £2.60, £1.10, £2.70. Ex: £56.80.
Trifecta: £307.60. CF: £47.81.
1.30: 1 MIDDLEBROW Will Kennedy
(11-4); 2 Martiloo (5-1); 3 Mullagh-
murphy Blue (11-8 fav). 6 ran. 31/2l; 8l.
D McCain. T: £2.50; £1.10, £2.40. Ex:
£12.50. Trifecta: £32.30. CF: £14.90.
2.00: 1 NENDRUM J Hamilton (11-4
fav); 2 Mitcd (14-1); 3 Hey Bob (7-1). 12
ran. 24l; 23/4l. A M Thomson. T: £4.40;
£2.30, £4.20, £2.30. Ex: £46.30. Tricast:
£249.91. Trifecta: £264.20. CF: £39.41.
2.30: 1 JUMP FOR DOUGH T Willmott
(11-2); 2 Court Baloo (4-1); 3 Full Jack
(5-2 jtfav). 8 ran (Randy Pike 5-2 jtfav).
2l; 11/2l. Miss L Russell. T: £6.60; £2.20,
£1.10, £1.30. Ex: £27.70. Tricast:
£67.36. Trifecta: £120.70. CF: £26.91.
3.00: 1 MIXBOY B Hughes (evens
fav); 2 Solar Impulse (14-1); 3 Ut
Majeur Aulmes (11-2). 5 ran. ns; 31/4l.
K Dalgleish. T: £1.60; £1.10, £3.60. Ex:
£15.60. Trifecta: £45.70. CF: £12.31.
NR: Chain Of Beacons, Trust Thomas.
3.30: 1 PAPER PROMISE C Whillans
(7-2); 2 Skye Chief (28-1); 3 Blue
Baton (3-1 fav). 9 ran. 7l; 6l. D
Whillans. T: £3.10; £1.40, £10, £1.40.
Ex: £105.60. Trifecta: £824. CF:
£95.78. NR: Thepensionfund.
JACKPOT: Not won, £9,325.06 c/o
PLACEPOT: £45.60 Q/POT: £12.70
SOUTHWELL
12.40: 1 SHINE BABY SHINE Mr B
Lynn (9-4 fav); 2 Tynecastle Park (5-2);
3 Bohemian Rhapsody (25-1). 10 ran.
nk; 2l. P Kirby. T: £2.50; £1.20, £1.30,
£3.70. Ex: £8.10. Tricast: £101.02.
Trifecta: £57.40. CF: £7.16.
1.10: 1 NEW WORLD POWER Oisin
Murphy (evens fav); 2 Speciality (7-2);
3 Prerogative (12-1). 11 ran. 13/4l; 5l. D
M Simcock. T: £1.70; £1.10, £1.50,
£2.80. Ex: £5.10. Trifecta: £21.70. CF:
£4.14.
1.40: 1 TELLOVOI J Osborn (10-1); 2
Kommander Kirkup (9-4 fav); 3 Angel
Palanas (20-1). 8 ran. hd; shd. R C
Guest. T: £11.20; £1.50, £6.50, £3.20.
Ex: £31.50. Tricast: £446.93. Trifecta:
£404.80. CF: £31.57.
2.10: 1 JACK THE TRUTH Fran Berry
(2-5 fav); 2 Coiste Bodhar (9-2); 3
Rocking Rudolph (9-1). 4 ran. 4l; 21/2l.
G Scott. T: £1.10; Ex: £2.30. Trifecta:
£4.80. CF: £2.39.
2.40: 1 ZAEEM P J McDonald (10-1);
2 Letmestopyouthere (11-1); 3 Lady
Perignon (4-1). 7 ran (The Great Wall
evens fav). 11/2l; 11/4l. I Furtado. T: £9;
£3.60, £4.60. Ex: £66.90. Trifecta:
£424.70. CF: £97.81.
3.10: 1 PEARL NATION L Morris (72); 2 Tatlisu (7-4 fav); 3 Essential (132). 6 ran. 1l; 5l. M Appleby. T: £3.50;
£1.60, £1.40. Ex: £11.60. Trifecta:
£46.70. CF: £9.69.
3.40: 1 MEANDMYSHADOW Hollie
Doyle (15-2); 2 Big Amigo (9-2 fav); 3
Canadian Royal (11-2). 12 ran. shd; 11/4l.
A Brown. T: £8.30; £1.90, £1.50, £2.60.
Ex: £39.90. Tricast: £203.55. Trifecta:
£243.30. CF: £37.79. NR: Naralsaif.
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2 Tasaaboq (11-4 jtfav); 3 Simply
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jtfav). nk; 1 1 / 4l. J J Quinn. T: £3.70;
£1.40, £1.30, £3. Ex: £13.10. Tricast:
£79.36. Trifecta: £62. CF: £11.41.
4.40: 1 SPARE PARTS Rossa Ryan
(5-2); 2 Sir Lancelott (5-1); 3 Rising
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£1.40, £1.80, £3.20. Ex: £18.10.
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Rodriguez (11-2); 2 Pour La Victoire
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(Acrux 6-4 fav). 1l; nk. P Morris. T:
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6.40: 1 KING KEVIN R Havlin (9-4 fav);
2 Berlusca (28-1); 3 Perceived (33-1).
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£1.40, £9, £6.90. Ex: £84.20. Tricast:
£1657.85. Trifecta: £838. CF: £80.99.
7.10: 1 SUNSHINEANDBUBBLES
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(4-1 fav); 3 Optima Petamus (18-1). 13
ran. nk; ns. Jennie Candlish. T: £10.60;
£2.30, £1.90, £6.50. Ex: £48.10.
Tricast: £570.10. Trifecta: £1339.20.
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IN THE PINK . . . England stars
wear special caps ahead of the
Pink Test in aid of the McGrath
Foundation breast cancer charity
By JOHN
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in SYDNEY
JOE
ROOT
wants
to
become the first man in
more than 100 years to
captain England on two
Ashes tours.
Far from being demoralised
by Australia’s emphatic win
this winter, Root says he
will emerge a better and
stronger skipper.
He
is
already
planning
England’s assault Down Under
in 2021-22 — and priority No 1
is to find a fast bowler who
can deliver thunderbolts at
more than 90mph.
Root, 27, said: “That extra
bit of pace could be very
important next time round.
“It’s hard to plan to find
fast bowlers — it’s got to come
naturally from somewhere.
“But having someone like
Mark Wood fit for a long
period of time could be very
useful.”
The difficulty of an Ashes
tour
is
shown
by
the
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incredible statistic that the
last person to captain two
away missions was Johnny
Douglas, way back in 1911-12
and 1920-21.
In the successful first, he
took over because original
captain Plum Warner was ill.
Then England were whitewashed
5-0
in
Douglas’
second tour in charge.
Douglas was a tough cookie,
though, and won a gold medal
as a middleweight boxer at
the 1908 Olympic Games.
Mike Brearley led tours in
1978-79 and 1979-80, but the
second tour was a hastily
arranged affair for which the
Ashes were not at stake.
So the weight of history
counts
against
Root because most
captains are either
ground down by
the job or they
lose form.
He insisted: “Of
course I want to
do the job in
four years’ time.
“It’s
really
important
that
next time we come,
feel
we
don’t
daunted
or
think
there’s a massive gap between
the sides.
“If we do things in the right
way and certain things fall
into place, we’ve got a really
good chance next time.
“The planning for it has to
start now. You know when
you come to Australia you’re
playing against everyone, not
just 11 guys on the field.
“Trevor Bayliss called it
‘Pommie bashing’ the other
day. You have to be smart and
make sure you’re switched on
to the way they operate.”
The
Yorkshire
batsman
added: “Over the next four
years, different challenges will
crop up
and
u
there will be
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changes in the team. I want
us to be the best side in the
world and it’s not going to
happen overnight.”
For all the skill of the likes
of James Anderson, the pace
of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood has
been a huge factor in Australia’s success.
And Anderson, 35, says the
current Fifth Test will be his
last match in Australia.
England are hopeful Chris
Woakes will be fit for the
five-match
one-day
series
starting on January 14.
The
Warwickshire
allrounder was ruled out of the
Test with a recurrence of the
side injury that sidelined him
for ten weeks last summer.
But following a scan, an
England
spokesman
said:
“Woakes has a very minor leftside strain. He is expected to
be fit for the ODIs.”
Root said: “Chris pulled up
a bit sore from the Fourth
Test in Melbourne.
“He had problems with a
side strain last summer and
that was a significant injury.
“He is an integral part of
both the white ball and Test
teams and it’s important he
doesn’t have another longterm setback.”
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England host Pakistan on May 24.
Root — who would miss at least two
months of Yorkshire’s 2018 County
Championship season — said: “I’ll
think about the IPL after this series.
“It’s important I spend all my time
and energy on the Ashes.”
Ben Stokes was paid a record
£1.7million deal last year after being
signed by Rising Pune Supergiants.
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Ryan has
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TORONTO’S Ryan Bailey is
free to resume his career
after winning a case
against UK Anti-Doping.
A hearing determined
the prop, a six-time Super
League Grand Final winner
with Leeds, “bore no fault
or negligence” when he
failed to submit a sample
on May 30, 2017.
The tribunal chairman
said: “We do not for one
moment think he is a
cheat or was trying to
cover up drug taking.”
Bailey, 33, will be available for the Wolfpack’s
pre-season clash against
Bradford in 22 days’ time.
Former Dewsbury Rams
player Donald Kudangirana, 22, has been banned
until August 2020 after
testing positive for two
banned substances.
ED’S CIPRIANI KO
By JONNY FORDHAM
Danny’s not in England frame
DANNY CIPRIANI’S outside
shot at one last England
crack seems to have been
killed off by Eddie Jones. (right) if he decides to quit the out injured, then there is a ourne Rebels scrum-half
The Red Rose coach called
the 14-capped Wasps fly-half
over Christmas to explain why
he is still out in the cold.
And
even
though
the
30-year-old continues to pull
the strings at the Ricoh Arena,
it is looking likely that a bigmoney move to France this
summer is edging closer.
Three times European champions Toulon — as well as Lyon
— are keen to land Cipriani
Premiership this summer.
He has stayed in England to
try to rekindle his Test career.
But Jones said: “I had a
good discussion with Danny
about what he needs to do.
“I think we ended up talking
about Academy Awards. He
was telling me about some
supporting actor that won a
main actor award.
“My argument is if George
Ford and Owen Farrell were
possibility we would bring him
in the squad as a main No 10
but I wouldn’t have him in the
squad as a supporting No 10.”
With Alex Lozowski and
Piers Francis ahead of Cipriani
as well as Marcus Smith, 18,
Jones also said that even if
Ford and Farrell were injured,
Cipriani still wasn’t “automatic” to feature. He added:
“It’s a possibility.”
SARACENS have signed Melb-
Nic Stirzaker in a threemonth deal as cover for
injured Richard Wigglesworth, who has a hip
problem.
Sarries
boss
Mark
McCall said: “Nick’s an
experienced player.. He’s
an
n exciting scrum-half
with great passing and
running ability.
“It’s great to be able
to bring in Nick’s quality.”
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start in Pyeongchang on
February 9.
Kim Jong-un announced
in a New Year’s message
his country is willing to
participate and talks are
planned for next week.
But US senator Lindsey
Graham said: “Allowing
North Korea to participate
would give legitimacy to
the
most
illegitimate
regime on the planet.
“I’m
confident
that
South Korea will reject
this absurd overture and
fully believe that if North
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AUSSIE cycling star Caroline
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photos of her car crash injuries.
The
multiple
BMX
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mountain bike champ suffered
a broken sternum (left) and a
collapsed lung on Saturday.
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Buchanan joked on Instagram: “I wouldn’t say 2017
ended quite as planned.
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days after a vehicle roll.
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room and everything is moving
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involved a single vehicle.
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Stadium on Tuesday. The England
midfielder has chosen not to involve
police in the matter.
West Ham say the fan involved was
immediately identified and removed
from the ground.
But they want more eyewitness and
video evidence before banning him.
Livermore, 28, tested positive for
cocaine in May 2015.
The FA decided against banning
him because of the ‘unique circumstances’, given he had lost his son
during childbirth a year earlier.
Yesterday, West Brom said in a
statement: “Following his substitution
in the second half, Jake was subjected to general abuse from home
supporters which he shrugged off.
“However, he acknowledges he
moved to confront one spectator who
chose to make a comment about the
death of his infant son.”
The Hammers said: “The player
has confirmed he does not wish to
make this a police matter. However,
given the nature of the allegations,
the club will continue to investigate
before taking appropriate action.”
McClean fury
after break-in
By GRAHAM HILL
WEST BROM winger James McClean’s
house was robbed while he was
playing at West Ham on Tuesday.
Thieves ransacked his home and
snatched a TV and a £26,000 watch.
McClean (below) posted on Instagram: “When you get home from a
last min defeat and your
house has been robbed
...
thieving
smelly
b*****ds! Great night!”
The Republic of Ireland
star, 28, scored to put
the Baggies ahead at the
London Stadium before
Andy Carroll’s second-half double
clinched a 2-1 win for the Hammers.
Everton’s
Wayne
Rooney
and
Liverpool pair Sadio Mane and Dejan
Lovren have all been targeted by
burglars in the last two years while
they have been playing games.
Luka couldn’t
fluff his pillow
By CHARLIE WYETT
LUKA MILIVOJEVIC suffered sleepless
nights after Sunday’s fluffed penalty
against Manchester City.
The Crystal Palace midfielder made
amends for the miss that could have
beaten City with a cracking winner in
Tuesday’s 2-1 victory at
Southampton.
Milivojevic (right), 26,
said: “It was hard to
sleep. My body felt very
bad but no excuses.
“The players gave me
support. I have to thank
them. I scored five penalties in a row
and missed one only because I
changed my decision.
“I also have to say a big thank you
to the fans. After the game against
City they were singing my name and
gave me enormous support.”
POTTY
X-RATED . . . Stoke fan gives Arnautovic shirt shrift
TEED OFF . . . T-shirt was chucked at Arnie
‘Stoke abuse was so
bad, I decided to go
crazy when I scored’
MARKO
UGLY CLASH . . . Livermore confronts fan
EXCLUSIVE
ARNAUTOVIC
TALKS TO SUNSPORT’S DAVE KIDD
THERE’S a fashion for
Premier League footballers
not to celebrate scoring
against their former clubs.
There’s a tendency for elite
players not to speak their
minds — to keep their public
pronouncements glib, bland
and corporate.
And there’s a growing feeling
among supporters that players feel
remote,
roped-off,
disconnected
from those who pay their wages.
So Marko Arnautovic is not your
typical Premier League footballer.
If you want to believe they’re all
turning into robots, West Ham’s
record signing is not the droid
you’re looking for.
When Arnautovic scored on his
return to former club Stoke last
month — one of five goals in as
many
league
matches
—
he
clutched his Hammers badge, performed his new club’s crossedarms salute, stuck out his tongue
and celebrated “like crazy”.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes gave the
Austrian forward an earful when
he was substituted late on — but
Arnautovic went into football to
win matches, rather than friends.
The edginess of tonight’s derby
against Tottenham is likely to suit
him down to the ground.
Asked about the merciless taunting he received from Stoke supporters who used to worship him,
the Hammers forward does not
mince his words.
“They hate me, of
course, but they hate me
because they miss me
and they lost me,” he
says. “When I was warming up,
the whole stadium was focusing on
me. They were not even focusing
on their own players, only on me.
So I knew it was big for them.
“I could have scored five goals, I
had a lot of chances.
“They were cheering when I
missed. They were saying really
bad stuff when I was outside the
ground.
“It was too much so I said to
myself, ‘When I score, I’ll go crazy
because I am happy to score’.
“Booing can happen in away
games but, to do it THIS much, I
say, ‘OK you have to respect me
for what I did for the club — I did
a lot, they should be happy that I
was there’.
“Even kids of ten were
shouting bad things at me.
I’m thinking, ‘Are you not
learning any intelligence from your
parents?’ ”
As for Hughes saying he had
been lucky to reach the dressing
room safely, Arnautovic says: “I will
never say bad things about Mark
Hughes but he thinks I was lucky?
Why did I have to be afraid?
“I always thanked Stoke, the club
and the whole community for the
opportunity to play in the Premier
League and show what I can do.
“People say I moved for the
money — it’s not that.
“If you ask any Premier League
player, who is the bigger club,
Stoke or West Ham, they agree
with me that it’s West Ham United.
It’s not like I am lying or saying
anything different to other people.”
After Arnautovic lit up that 3-0
victory, boss David Moyes invited
comparisons
with
West
Ham’s
MARKO ON WEST HAM
MARKO ON HUGHES
‘I didn’t come for cash. It’s
a bigger club than Stoke’
‘I will never say any
bad things about him’
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By DAVE KIDD
STOKED UP . . .
Arnautovic enjoys
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former club Stoke
THE SPARK SIDE . . . Hughes has a go at his old player
MARKO’S CLUB
CAREER
WEST HAM
TO BEAT
SPURS
10/1
FC Twente
(2008-10)
Inter Milan
(2009-10, loan)
Werder Bremen
(2010-13)
Stoke
(2013-17)
West Ham
(2017-)
TOTAL
GAMES GOALS
59 14
3
0
83 16
145 26
20 5
310 59
HIS NUMBERS
FOR WEST HAM
Games
20
Starts
15
Goals
5
Mins per goal 240.4
Assists
3
Yellow cards
2
Red cards
1
Top speed
21.3mph
maverick cult hero Paolo Di Canio.
“I know Di Canio is very big here
at West Ham,” Arnautovic says. “So
if anyone compares me with these
kind of people it means they like
me and care about me.”
When you mention Di Canio’s two
most memorable moments — the
sublime volley against Wimbledon
voted as the Premier League’s
greatest goal and the push on referee Paul Alcock that earned him
an 11-match ban during his Sheffield Wednesday days — Arnautovic
recalls only the positive incident.
“Ah, the volley!” he says and apes
Di Canio’s high-stepping shot.
But would he have it in him to
push over a ref? “No, why should I?
It would hurt the team,” he insists.
When Moyes replaced Slaven
Bilic in November, the Scot warned
Arnautovic he would be dropped
unless
he matched his talent with
work-rate. And despite a reputation
for arrogance, the £24million forward has obliged.
Many blessed with Arnautovic’s
gifts don’t believe they have to
sweat.
But he says: “It is my job to run.
When the gaffer came in and gave
us the stats, we were running less
than any other team in the Premier
League. This was a bit of a shock.
“We said we need to work hard —
and we are doing this, even when
the results aren’t the best. Our priority is to run and work hard.”
Arnautovic, 28, admits he hasn’t
always been so compliant. He would
fall out with youth coaches
and was frustrated by “too
many rules” while at Werder
Bremen in the Bundesliga.
“I was not easy to deal
MY CLUB . . . Arnautovic claps West Ham fans at Stoke
Andy pain in the bit
ANDY CARROLL has warned
By ANDREW DILLON
West Ham boss David Moyes he
is not happy with a bit-part role. into a starting place.
And I think
Carroll got both goals
scoring the
, including
an injury-time winner, again
st
relegation rivals West Brom
Tuesday night in his first Prem on
ier
League start since November
24.
Until now, Moyes has
the
£100,000-a-week striker, left
28, on
the bench as he steered his
new
side up the table with three
wins in the last six outings.
Carroll (right) said: “I’ve
been sitting on the bench
it’s been tough. I’ve been–
wanting to play. I’ve been
wanting to start. It’s hard
when you’re coming on for
the last 20 minutes.
“When I have been,
have
probably been making an Iimpa
But it’s not really what I want ct.
to
do. I don’t want to be an
impact
player coming off the bench
.
“When I was called upon
like I needed to show what , I felt
I was
about and try and get back into
the
starting 11 and push myself
back
with. I was hot-headed, I did what
I wanted. But I couldn’t go through
life acting like that,” he says.
“Now I have two daughters and I
need to show my kids how it
works. I can’t be selfish.”
Arnautovic spent one season on
loan with Jose Mourinho’s Inter
Milan in 2009-10 and was an unused
sub in the Champions League final
win over Bayern Munich.
“I have a winner’s medal but
don’t feel like I won it,” he says.
“Sometimes I hear players talk
about Mourinho negatively at Real
Madrid or Chelsea and I am like,
‘Why? This guy is maybe the best
coach in the world. You can’t blame
this guy. You just need to listen
to him.’ ”
After being red-carded
for elbowing Southampton’s Jack Stephens in
two goals and getting
the win for the lads was great
“I feel good. I feel 100 per .
You feel 100 per cent but cent.
not
match fit when you don’t play.”
Victory lifted the Hammers
out
of the bottom three but they
have
a quick turnaround, facing Totten
ham at Wembley tonight. And the ex-Newcastle and
Liverpool frontman know
his side cannot afford to lets
their momentum slip.
He said: “It’s massive.
Down at the bottom it’s
very tight. It’s nice to pull
away. We need to continue
that and working like we
did.
“We know the quality in
our
dressing room and we’re
dent we will not be going confidown.
“It’s tough down there
we’ve still got the confidence but
in
all the lads.
“We are on a decent run at
the
minute, so hopefully it conti
nues.”
JOSE MOURINHO is urging Manchester
United to table a bid for Danny Rose
— with the England defender having
been assured his latest knee injury is
not serious.
The United boss is desperate to
land the Spurs left-back but knows
he must persuade the board to offer
at least £50million for his long-term
target.
Rose is expected to be fit within
three weeks after injuring his left
knee in the Boxing Day clash with
Southampton.
The left-back is not concerned that
his latest problem is related to the
injury to the same knee which kept
him out for nine months last year.
Spurs are unlikely to allow Rose,
27, to leave in January but may be
persuaded if United match their
£50m valuation and if they can land
their preferred replacement, Fulham’s
Ryan Sessegnon.
The Craven Cottage club believe
their 17-year-old sensation wants to
stay with them at least until the
summer and they are under no
financial pressure to sell their crown
jewel.
A Spurs bid of £30m may be too
good to resist — although Fulham
would prefer the kid to be loaned
back to them for the rest of the
season as they aim for the Championship play-offs.
Some at Old Trafford are keen for
United to bid for Sessegnon but
Mourinho wants to go for the more
experienced option of Rose.
No Maur
mistakes
By PAUL JIGGINS
MAURICIO POCHETTINO admits he
made a huge mistake in his side’s
EFL Cup defeat by West Ham.
his second game for the Hammers,
But the Spurs boss has warned
Arnautovic has won over the Cockneys with his recent hot streak.
the Hammers he will not
He says: “I’m pleased with
make it again when they
the goals, I want them to keep
return to Wembley tonight.
coming.
Pochettino’s men lost
“I want to make the people
October’s
fourth-round
happy because the club paid
tie
3-2 after throwing
a lot of money for me and I
away a two-goal lead.
want to pay them back.
He said “It was 2-0 at
“West Ham fans are fanatics
COOL . . .
half-time and we —
and they push us to do our best.
Poch wants
because I need to put
“When the fans are not happy,
no slip-ups
myself in this — believed
when you don’t win, I still clap
them because they are coming to
the game was over. That
the stadium not only when we
was a massive mistake.
win. I need the fans, I need
“Now it is the Premier
their energy.”
League and we need to win.
Even the negative energy at
“I would sign now to be
Stoke spurred him on.
two goals up — then we need
This man is not your average
to be more clever.”
Premier League footballer.
It will be the second game in
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48 hours for both teams.
Spurs ace Harry Kane looks
set to start after coming on
as a sub in the win at Swansea
on Tuesday following illness.
Poch said: “I think so but we
will see. On a heavy pitch it
was difficult for him after a few
days with antibiotics.”
MARKO ON MOYES
MARKO ON MOURINHO
‘He told us we had to work
harder and he was right’
‘You can’t blame this guy.
He’s the best in the world’
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FOCUS ON THE PREM LEADERS
Aguero’s
iffy times
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
SERGIO AGUERO says he
is in the dark over his
long-term future.
Manchester City’s alltime top scorer with 185
goals is under contract
until the summer of 2020.
However, the club are
unlikely to allow one of
their prized assets to run
his contract down and
quit for nothing.
Aguero,
29,
knows
Alexis Sanchez is poised
to arrive either this month
or next summer.
And his relationship with
Etihad boss Pep Guardiola
has never been straightforward.
Aguero, who has hit 16
goals this season, said: “I
have until 2020.
“I hope to see out my
contract and after that we
will see what happens.
“My plan’s not to change
clubs — but the club is
the one who makes the
decisions, so I’ll respect
whatever they tell me.”
RIGHT GUARD
Stats support Pep claim Xmas fixtures ‘kill’ players
PREM chiefs are ready to
schedule another four-game
Christmas programme next
season — despite Pep
Guardiola’s claims players
are being “killed”.
Guardiola lost striker Gabriel
Jesus (right) for up to three
months with a knee injury.
Then right-back Kyle Walker
pulled up with a groin problem in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over
Watford — Manchester City’s
tenth match in just 30 days.
Guardiola said: “We’re going
to kill the players.
“I know it is not going to
change but for what? Life
would survive without playing
every two days.”
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte,
By MARTIN LIPTON
Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger and
Manchester United chief Jose
Mourinho
have
also
complained of a fixture overload.
The statistics back them up.
A study by PhysioRoom.com
prove there are generally more
Premier League injuries in
December and January.
Last month there were 136,
of which 65 were muscular/
soft tissue (hamstring/groin/
calf etc). The previous
high this season was 109
(40) in September.
Over the past 4½ years,
the average injury tally
in December and
January was
a record
YEAR WE GO AGAIN
INJURIES BY MONTH
IN PREM THIS SEASON
THERE has been 91 109 104108 136
a
spike
in
injuries at the
end of the year. Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
133.0 and 135.7 respectively. Yet
Prem top brass have already
pencilled
in
four
matches per team
next Christmas.
Fixture lists are
planned
IN particular SOFT-TISSUE INJURIES
groin,
hipTHIS SEASON 65
related
43 45
knocks and 36 40
thigh
and
calf strains. Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
for December 22-23, Boxing
Day, December 30-31, with the
New Year games likely to be
played between January 1-3.
It would mean four games
over a maximum of 13 days.
The Prem said scheduling
was “complex”, taking into
account “police requests, local
events, broadcasting selections
and several other factors”.
It added: “Over recent years,
Fifa and Uefa have taken
more dates from the calendar.”
Discussions over a two-week
winter break in January are
ongoing between Prem bosses,
the FA and EFL.
But the FA accepting the
only
realistic
option
—
scrapping Cup replays —
appears some way off.
THE last five AVERAGE INJURIES PER MONTH IN PREM
seasons
133 136 111 119 122
have
seen 102 116 115 120
76
lots in both
December
and January. Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
SOURCE:
Injury Data Analyst
@PhysioRoom.com
AGUERO . . . unsure
MARTINEZ . . . target
£50m
From Back Page
waited until the summer
for Sanchez when he can
go on a free. Now the Gunners will want at least
£25m for their superstar.
Inigo Martinez, who has
a £28m release clause at
Real Sociedad, is on City’s
radar to fill in for centreback Kompany, along with
Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti.
But reports in France
suggest French international defender Umtiti has
a £53m get-out clause.
The board has a transfer
plan in place for the next
18 months but injuries and
a congested fixture list
could force a rethink.
City star DAVID SILVA
revealed he missed two
games due to the premature birth of his son.
He has been back in
Spain to support partner
Yessica and son Mateo.
The midfield maestro,
back for Tuesday’s win
over Watford, said: “My
son, Mateo, who was born
extremely pre-term is fighting day by day with the
help of the medical team.”
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BIG - MATCH VERDICT
PREM
By DAVE
KIDD
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
PREMIER LEAGUE
ARSENAL
(0) 2
Wilshere 63
Bellerin 90
CHELSEA
(0) 2
Hazard 67 (pen)
Alonso 84
Att: 59,379
TENNIS
ATP & WTA BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL (Australia): 2nd Rd: Men A Dolgopolov (Ukr) bt H Zeballos (Arg) 6-1 6-2;
N Kyrgios (Aus) bt M Ebden (Aus) 6-7 7-6
6-2; M Mmoh (US) bt M Zverev (Ger) 6-2 5-7 6-4;
A De Minaur (Aus) bt M Raonic (Can) 6-4 6-4.
in the Championship.
Fans turned on boss
Stam after a run of two
wins in 11. But chief exec
Ron Gourlay said: “The
worst thing you can do
is chop and change.”
FC
ALL
THE GOSSIP
ALL
THE NEWS
ALL
THE DEALS
New Fifa
race rap
JACK IN THE BOX
. . . Wilshere lashes
Arsenal 1-0 ahead
Jack back
and crack
WILSHERE’S RETURN IS FAB
first-half
saves
from
Thibaut Courtois kept it
scoreless at the break.
Then
came
Wilshere’s
moment, as he lashed home
into the roof of the net.
When he was packed off to
Bournemouth on loan last
term and failed to nail down
a starting place, this sort of
moment looked unlikely.
Wilshere is a long way
from
Gareth
Southgate’s
England plans but, should he
continue this form, he may
become difficult to ignore.
Arsenal’s descent into the
Europa
League
certainly
helped, allowing Wilshere a
run of starts to regain his
swagger.
Last night, Arsenal’s lead
lasted only four minutes
before Eden Hazard made
the most of a reckless Bellerin challenge, the Belgian
scoring from the spot.
Marcos Alonso’s close-range
poaching looked to have
stolen victory until Bellerin’s
salvation with a thumping
injury-time equaliser.
When
Fabregas
was
replaced at 1-1, a funny thing
happened. He applauded all
four sides of his former
home
and
while
there
were boos there were also
hundreds of Arsenal fans
rising to applaud him back.
It was almost as if they
recognised the reason he had
left in the first place.
Seven
years
on
and
Wenger’s men still have not
won the title, or even come
close. They had played some
wonderful football, provided
magnificent
entertainment
and yet they still had not
won.
Very little ever changes
around here as Fabregas
would doubtless have noted.
Repaying the Cost
DIEGO COSTA, £60million
ex-Chelsea striker, scored
for Atletico Madrid in the
4-0 cup win in Lleida.
SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
JAAP STAM’S job
P
is safe despite
Reading’s slump to 18th
CONFIDEN
TBALL
TIAL
FOO
JACK WILSHERE milked
the
moment
and,
frankly, why not?
There was a time, not long
ago, when it seemed fanciful
Wilshere could even start a
red-letter fixture for Arsenal
again — let alone score.
And as he performed half
a lap of honour at the final
whistle, after Hector Bellerin
had snatched a point for the
Gunners, it was staggering to
realise quite how rare a
thing a Wilshere goal is.
Almost a decade since his
debut, Wilshere has scored
just EIGHT Premier League
goals — and this was his first
since May 2015.
Injuries
have
severely
handicapped the man once
fancied to boss the England
midfield for a generation.
But there have been some
questionable lifestyle choices
too. He has become better
known for stumbling out of
nightclubs or swearing at
Tottenham on open-top bus
parades than he has for
affecting the outcome of elite
football matches.
Yet Wilshere produced his
best league performance for
some time in last week’s win
at Crystal Palace. And here
he seemed roused by the
presence
of
his
former
mentor Cesc Fabregas in the
Chelsea midfield.
When Fabregas left Arsenal
for Barcelona in 2011, the
masterplan was clear.
Wilshere would inherit his
mantle as Arsenal’s midfield
sorcerer, while the Spaniard
would rule the world with
Pep Guardiola’s Barca.
Just a few months earlier, a
teenage Wilshere had bossed
a Champions League clash
with Barca before Guardiola’s
men reached their peak by
wiping the Wembley floor
with Manchester United.
Yet neither man followed
the script. Fabregas did not
set the Nou Camp ablaze,
while Wilshere looked set to
be the great wasted English
talent of his generation.
Still, there is life in both
yet — as they proved by kicking lumps out of one another
in a belting London derby.
Midway through the first
half, Wilshere was booked
for a horribly late challenge
on Fabregas.
He responded not long
before the break, catching
Wilshere late and forcing
some
anguished
howling
from the Englishman.
They profess to like each
other and have kept in touch
since Fabregas’s departure.
Yet Fabregas did not have
many friends in the Gunners
dressing-room
during
his
final year here.
He made little secret of his
desire to get out of a club
which was failing to match
his ambitions.
And when he returned
to
English
shores
three
years
later,
such was the stink
he had left behind
that Arsene Wenger
chose not to activate a buyback option.
Jose Mourinho snapped him
up for Chelsea, where he has
won two titles in three years.
Fabregas had the upper
hand
over
his
former
apprentice for long periods,
his vision and passing range
remaining superior.
But only two magnificent
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(Cro) 6-3 6-1; K Kanepi (Est) bt L Tsurenko
(Ukr) 6-4 6-3; Karolina Pliskova (Cze) bt C Bellis
(US) 6-1 6-1.
ATP TATA OPEN MAHARASHTRA
(Pune, India): 2nd Rd - P-H Herbert (Fra) bt
Y Bhambri (Ind) 4-6 6-3 6-4; R Haase (Hol)
bt N Jarry (Chi) 3-6 7-6 7-5; B Paire (Fra) bt
M Fucsovics (Hun) 6-4 6-7 7-6; G Simon (Fra)
bt R Bautista Agut (Spa) 6-3 7-6; M Kukushkin
(Kaz) bt L Djere (Ser) 7-5 7-6; M Cilic (Cro) bt
R Ramanathan (Ind) 6-4 6-3; R Ojeda (Spa)
bt I Ivashka (Blr) 6-4 6-4; K Anderson (SA) bt
T Monteiro (Bra) 7-6 3-2 ret.
ATP QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN
(Doha): 2nd Rd - B Coric (Cro) bt N Basilashvili (Geo) 6-1 6-3; M Basic (Bih) bt F Lopez
(Spa) 6-4 7-6; A Rublev (Rus) bt F Verdasco
(Spa) 6-4 3-6 6-4; P Gojowczyk (Ger) bt M Berrettini (Ita) 6-2 6-2; D Thiem (Aut) bt A Bedene
(Slo) 7-5 6-4; G Pella (Arg) bt S Travaglia (Ita)
7-6 6-3; G Monfils (Fra) bt J-L Struff (Ger) 6-3
1-6 6-3; S Tsitsipas (Gre) bt R Gasquet (Fra) 6-3
6-4.
HOPMAN CUP (Perth, Australia): Group
A: Germany bt Canada 3-0. Men A Zverev (Ger) bt V Pospisil (Can) 6-4 6-2.
Women - A Kerber (Ger) bt E Bouchard
(Can) 6-1 6-3. Mixed Doubles - A Kerber
(Ger) & A Zverev (Ger) bt E Bouchard (Can) &
V Pospisil (Can) 4-3 4-3.
Belgium bt Australia 3-0. Men D Goffin (Bel) bt T Kokkinakis (Aus) 6-4 6-2.
Women - E Mertens (Bel) bt D Gavrilova
(Aus) 2-6 6-4 6-2. Mixed Doubles E Mertens (Bel) & D Goffin (Bel) bt D Gavrilova
(Aus) & T Kokkinakis (Aus) 4-3 2-4 4-1.
WTA SHENZHEN OPEN (China): 2nd
Rd - I-C Begu (Rom) bt E Alexandrova (Rus)
4-6 6-1 6-2; K Siniakova (Cze) bt Y Wang (Chn)
7-5 6-3; S Halep (Rom) bt Y-Y Duan (Chn) 3-6
6-1 6-2; Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) bt A Bogdan
(Rom) 6-4 7-6.
WTA ASB CLASSIC (Auckland, New Zealand):
2nd Rd - S-W Hsieh (Tpe) bt Y Bonaventure
(Bel) 6-4 6-3; B Zahlavova Strycova (Cze) bt
J Larsson (Swe) 6-1 6-7 6-2; S Kenin (US)
bt V Lepchenko (US) 6-4 7-6; C Wozniacki
(Den) bt P Martic (Cro) 6-2 6-2; S Vickery (US)
bt V Cepede Royg (Par) 6-2 6-4; P Hercog (Slo)
bt K Flipkens (Bel) 6-4 6-2; J Goerges (Ger) bt
V Kuzmova (Svk) 6-4 6-0; A Radwanska (Pol)
bt T Townsend (US) 6-3 7-5.
ICE HOCKEY
CHALLENGE CUP: Quarter-final,
2nd Leg - Nottingham 6 Milton Keynes 2
(agg 7-4).
ELITE LEAGUE - Fife 6 Manchester 2.
CRICKET
THIRD T20 INT’L (Mount Maunganui) New Zealand 243-5 (Munro 104, Guptill 63) v
West Indies 124. New Zealand bt
West Indies by 119 runs.
TODAY’S SPORT
PREMIER LEAGUE
Tottenham v West Ham ......... 8.0
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: 1st Rd Spennymoor Town v Gainsborough (7.45).
GOLF (to Jan 7): Sentry Tournament
of Champions (Hawaii, USA).
FIFA are probing
allegations Morgan
Gibbs-White
was
racially abused.
Liverpool’s
Rhian
Brewster made the
claim against a Spain
player during the
Under-17 World Cup.
Brewster
(below)
said he has
racial
had
abuse
or
witnessed it
seven times.
The most
recent was
when England teammate
Gibbs-White,
of
Wolves,
“was
called a monkey” in
the 5-2 final win in
October.
Fifa
are
“gathering evidence”.
SWINDON players
P
James Brophy and
Lawrence
Vigouroux
will not be picked for
the ‘foreseeable future’
after defying a ban on
Christmas nights out.
Boss David Flitcroft
said: “To
“ think a player
is out two days before
a game is appalling.”
Forest in
for Heck
BARNSLEY manager
Paul Heckingbottom
is in the sights of
Nottingham Forest.
Heckingbottom, 40
(below), was close to
the Forest job when
Mark Warburton —
who was sacked on
Sunday
—
was
appointed.
He
has
agreed
a
new
deal
at Oakwell
but
has
yet to sign
it, so he could be
persuaded to move.
Forest want him
to take charge for
Sunday’s
FA
Cup
clash with Arsenal.
WOLVES want to
P
sign Robbie Keane
— if the 37-year-old
can tear up his Indian
Super League contract.
The FA have charged
Molineux boss Nuno
Espirito
Santo
with
misconduct over last
week’s
bust-up
at
Bristol City.
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ARSENAL 2
PREMIER LEAGUE
WILSHERE 63; BELLERIN 90
SPOT PRIZE . . . Hazard cracks home
a penalty to put Chelsea level
PREM TABLE
P W D L F A Pts
2 0 64 13 62
Man City..........22 20
5 3 45 16 47
Man Utd...........22 14
4 4 41 16 46
Chelsea............22 14
8 2 50 25 44
12
2
........2
Liverpool.
4 5 41 20 40
Tottenham .....21 12
6 5 40 28 39
Arsenal............22 11
7 6 19 19 34
9
22
.........
Burnley...
6 8 34 32 30
Leicester.........22 8
6 9 25 34 27
Everton...........22 7
4 11 31 40 25
7
2
........2
Watford..
6 10 18 35 24
Huddersfield..22 6
8 9 17 27 23
Brighton ......... 22 5
4 12 20 30 22
6
2
.......2
Newcastle
7 10 20 33 22
Crystal Palace 22 5
6 11 22 34 21
Bournemouth 22 5
6 10 24 39 21
5
1
.......2
West Ham
8 10 21 32 20
Southampton.22 4
5 12 23 47 20
5
Stoke............... 22
10 16 30 16
West Brom......22 2 10
4 14 13 34 16
4
2
.......2
sea...
Swan
SPACE INVADER . . . Marcos Alonso
moves Chelsea ahead
S
MATCH STAT
CHELSEA
ARSENAL
. 42%
58% ........ Possession .........6/10
6/3..Shots on/off target ....3
.......
ts
5...........Blocked sho
........8
10............... Corners ....... 11
11 ....... Fouls conceded ....... /0
.....2
s
3/0 .....Yellow/red card
SAVED BY
THE BELL
Hector’s screamer rescues Gunners
NOW
READ
DAVE KIDD’S BIG-MATCH
VERDICT: SEE PAGE 57
43
JACK WILSHERE scored his first
Premier League goal in 43
games, since a 4-1 win over
West Brom on May 24, 2015 —
955 days ago!
THE goal was a belter and so
was the game.
Hector
Bellerin’s
equaliser,
smashed beyond Thibaut Courtois
in the 93rd minute, was something
very, very special indeed.
Everything
seemed
to
be
in
slow-motion when the ball found its
way to Arsenal’s ponytailed right wingback on the edge of the area.
His cushioned, side-foot half-volley off
his right boot curled away from the
reach of Courtois and into Chelsea’s goal.
That,
whatever
the
far-reaching
consequences of Arsenal’s mediocre
Christmas return, is how to finish any
game of football.
Bellerin, the guilty man when he
caught Eden Hazard inside the penalty
area after 67 minutes, left the Emirates
a hero. Good for him.
When Arsene Wenger gets down to
brass tacks, Arsenal are five points off
a Champions League spot with 16 games
left to play.
Three draws, against Chelsea, Liverpool
and West Brom, plus a win at Crystal
Palace, is not really top-four material.
At least this game, played at a furious,
swashbuckling, intoxicating tempo, will
be remembered as one of the most
entertaining of the festive period.
Nobody gave Arsenal a prayer when
Marcos Alonso arrived inside the sixyard box to put Chelsea 2-1 ahead 84
minutes in.
Then it was time to bury Arsenal, to
write yet another post-mortem, to find
another way to tell Wenger his time is
up. Instead, in raucous circumstances,
they salvaged a point.
For two teams playing fast and loose,
losing
their
shape
and
discipline
because
of
the
ridiculous
fixture
demands at this stage of the year, this
was a brilliant game to watch.
It was an honest draw, even if Wenger
could not bring himself to say it. The
players were all matey at full-time,
4
ARSENAL
have
conceded
four goals from penalties
in the Prem this season —
a joint-high with West Ham
and Watford.
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CHELSEA 2
59
HAZARD
A GUESS
HAZARD 67 (PEN); ALONSO 84
BELL ZINGER . . . wing-back Hector
Bellerin smashes in his injury-time
leveller at the Emirates
MISS . . . Morata rolls the ball horribly wide of the target
CHELSEA’S penalty
call for ref Anthony was a tough
Taylor.
I can understand
who was in an excellewhy Taylor,
nt position,
gave the spot-kick.
Hector Bellerin
Hazard and in real caught Eden
was the correct dec time I felt it
ision.
Arsenal defender
naive and he gave Bellerin was
the
referee a
decision to make.
Hazard did get caught
I must say the con but
tact
BOOT
was not where the
FORCE . . .
Belgian was holding
Bellerin
his ankle — it
catches
was on the bot Hazard
tom of his foot.
Hazard made
the most of it
but it wasn’t
simulation.
If he stays
on his feet
then the ref
will not award
the penalty. The
Chelsea
ace
made sure Taylor
gave the spot-kick
and it was clever play
.
However, if that
was
reviewed by VAR, they
would
have gone with the
refe
I also felt Taylor did ree.
handing a second cau well by not
Wilshere when he tion to Jack
went down
under a challenge from
Andreas
Christensen.
Taylor saw the
played on, which wasincident and
didn’t go looking for correct. He
It wasn’t simulation trouble.
it was just normal conor a foul —
Not every time a tact.
down is simulation. player goes
By NEIL
ASHTON
CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER
cosying up to each other before it all
kicks off in next week’s Carabao Cup
semi-final first leg at Stamford Bridge.
When a trophy is at stake, the atmosphere will be toxic.
Yesterday it was all about the pantomime, such as the jeers from the main
stand and applause from other areas of
the Emirates when Cesc Fabregas was
substituted.
They sort of love to hate him.
Here, little Jack Wilshere, Fabregas’
direct opponent in the centre of midfield, opened the scoring after 63 stirring minutes.
Incredible as it seems, with Alvaro
Morata king of the missed chances, this
fixture had to wait for Wilshere to
bring it to the boil.
He had been booked in the
first half, smashing into
Fabregas with an ugly,
pre-meditated tackle.
He made no apology, which said
it all.
Chelsea
were sorry for letting him ghost into the
area, losing sight of him when he built
the move that involved Mesut Ozil and
Rob Holding.
He
drilled
his
left-footed
strike
beyond Courtois via the inside of the
post and into the roof of the net.
The sky seemed the limit. Wilshere,
back to his one-touch, dreamy best in
the centre of the park, loved it out there.
Suddenly the forward runs seemed
easier and he expertly combined with
top men Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
Then it all went wrong.
Bellerin was thrown this way and that
by Hazard, losing his balance when he
tried to track the Chelsea man’s footwork. Hazard lured him in, skipping
away from the Spaniard but delaying
his run for long enough to trip over
after Bellerin just caught his foot.
Sadly, predictably, annoyingly, Wenger
battered referee Anthony Taylor.
Sure, these guys get it wrong, but to
question the motives behind the decisions to award West Brom and
Chelsea a couple of penalties is
shameful.
Hazard made no apology, either, when he
scored
from
the
spot. Everybody,
even
the
most
Holding
2
Wilshere
It drops to an unmarked
Wilshere at the back
post, who unleashes a
venomous strike which
crashes in off the post
Morata
Ozil
1
Ozil plays it into Holding
and his through ball flicks
off Morata
WILSHERE ROCKET
MAKES IT 1-0
Time: 62m 18s
KEY Pass/shoot
Distance: 12yards
100
EDEN HAZARD has been
involved in 100 Prem
goals for Chelsea, with
63 strikes himself and
37 assists.
12
dyed-in-the-wool Gooner, knew what
was coming next.
It took another 20 minutes to happen,
but happen it duly did when Alonso
steamed into the six-yard box to finish
off Davide Zappacosta’s turbo-charged
run and cross.
Chelsea were finally in front but they
could have been there long before
Alonso got in on the act.
Morata, usually so reliable in front of
goal, had one of those nights.
He skewed hopelessly wide when
Calum Chambers failed to read Victor
Moses’ long, looping ball over the top of
Arsenal’s defence in the first half.
He headed over Cech’s bar later on
and fired wide of the post when he
hared away from Arsenal’s defence in
the second half.
It was a baffling performance from
one of the world’s leading strikers.
To Arsenal’s credit, they were always
in this. They grew in confidence in the
first half, with Ozil, Sanchez and Wilshere matching the fancy footwork of
Fabregas and Hazard.
After Wilshere’s strike, his first in the
Premier League since his beauty against
West Brom in May 2015, the goals
started flying in.
Even at 2-2, there was still time for
Morata to break clear again only to fire
straight at Cech, with Zappacosta slamming the rebound against the bar.
For once, football emerged the winner.
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From Back Page
fed up talking about it
because the referees get
away with it no matter
what they do.
“Nothing will change,
so we just have to live
with that.”
Chelsea
star
Hazard
insisted: “Of course it was
a penalty. We don’t need
a replay to see that.”
Wenger is already facing an FA charge for criticising ref Mike Dean over
a penalty in Sunday’s 1-1
draw at West Brom.
The Frenchman said: “I
will contest the charge
100 per cent.
“I stick to everything I
said. I am 35 years in
football, so I know what
I say after the game. And
I stand up for what I
said, no problem.
“What I find terrible is
that we have just seen a
great football game and
nobody is interested in
that. We only talk about
things that are
nothing to
do
with
football.”
Jack
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
ARSENAL: Cech 7, Chambers 5 (Walcott 88, 6),
Mustafi 7, Holding 6, Bellerin 7, Maitland-Niles 7,
Xhaka 7, Wilshere 7, Ozil 6, Sanchez 6,
Lacazette 6 (Welbeck 80, 6). Subs not
used: Ospina, Mertesacker, Iwobi,
Elneny, Coquelin. Booked: Holding,
Wilshere, Ozil.
CHELSEA: Courtois 7, Cahill 6, Azpilicueta
7, Christensen 6, Moses 6 (Zappacosta 56, 7),
Alonso 7, Kante 7, Bakayoko 6, Fabregas 7 (Drinkwater 71, 6), STAR MAN HAZARD 8 (Willian 82, 5),
Morata 6. Subs not used: Caballero, Rudiger, Pedro, Batshuayi. Booked: Fabregas, Courtois.
(Ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
MARCOS ALONSO has 12
Prem goals since the
start of last season — at
least five more than any
other defender.
NEXT 4
GAMES
UNHAPPY . . . Conte
shows his frustration
after a Morata miss
Sun......Nottm Forest* (a)
Jan 10..........Chelsea** (a)
Jan 14...Bournemouth (a)
Jan 20.Crystal Palace (h)
PL except *FA & **EFL Cup
Wilshere put Arsenal in
front
before
Hazard
equalised from the spot
and Marcos Alonso’s 84thminute goal looked like
winning it for Chelsea.
Wenger
hailed
the
fighting spirit of his team
after Bellerin’s 93rd-minute
equaliser
—
but
admitted his heart was in
his mouth when Chelsea
sub Davide Zappacosta
hit the bar with virtually
the last kick of the game.
He said: “I can’t say
how
I
felt
at
that
moment. Maybe I would
have gone home and
committed suicide.”
Antonio Conte was not
happy
with
£58million
record buy Alvaro Morata,
who missed a string of
chances to fire Blues back
into second place.
The Chelsea boss said:
“It’s not a lucky period
for
Morata.
It’s
very
important for a striker to
score, if you don’t your
confidence goes down.”
Sky
Sports
pundit
Thierry
Henry
added:
“Morata had some great
chances to put the game
to bed at the beginning
and the end — and he
didn’t.”
Conte added: “It was
an exciting game but
when
you’re
2-1
ahead with two
minutes to go,
you have to win
the game.”
Arsenal confirmed
they
have
signed
centre-back
Konstantinos
Mavropanos,
20, from PAS
Giannina in
a £2.2million
deal.
The Greece
Under-21
international
is
expected to go
straight out on
loan to Germans
Werder Bremen.
Sat .................. Norwich* (a)
Jan 10..........Arsenal** (h)
Jan 13............Leicester (h)
Jan 20 ............ Brighton (a)
PL except *FA & **EFL Cup
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ARSENAL 2 CHELSEA 2
Sun
un
thesun.co.uk/sport
Reffin’ mad
Wenger
Sport
t
Pep £50m
war chest
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
PEP GUARDIOLA wants
£50million to reinforce his
Quadruple-chasing squad
in the January window.
The Manchester City
boss is keen on Arsenal’s
Alexis Sanchez after the
injury to striker
Gabriel Jesus at
Crystal Palace
on Sunday.
And he has
hinted that he
needs cover for
his injury-prone
skipper Vincent
Kompany.
Guardiola (above) will
meet chief exec Ferran
Soriano and director of
football Txiki Begiristain
this week to agree their
plans for the window.
City would rather have
Turn to Page 56
Marko
Arnautovic
EXCLUSIVE
ARSENE’S NEW BLAST
By MARK IRWIN
BY HEC . . . Bellerin
celebrates his dramatic
late Gunners equaliser
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ARSENE WENGER stepped
up his war on refs and
vowed to fight his FA
charge all the way.
Wenger was fuming over
ANOTHER disputed penalty
before
Hector
Bellerin’s
93rd-minute
equaliser
rescued Arsenal a point.
The Gunners boss laid
into referee Anthony Taylor
over the 67th-minute spotkick given for a Bellerin
foul on Eden Hazard.
He stormed: “We got again
a farcical decision, but we
knew that would happen.
“You could get ten penalties
like that in a game, but I’m
Turn to Page 59
WORDS . . . Wenger with
fourth official Craig Paw
son
WHY LIVERMORE SNAPPED
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hate me
because
they all
miss me
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SCUMBAG
Sick fan’s taunt over
Jake’s baby tragedy
sparked bust-up
By ANDREW DILLON
JAKE
LIVERMORE
has
confirmed he confronted a
West Ham fan following
taunts about the death of
his infant son.
SunSport understands the
comments aimed at the West
Brom star included the line
that ‘losing your baby was
a poor excuse for failing a
drug test’.
Livermore
(left)
clashed
with the supporter as he
was subbed during Albion’s
2-1
defeat
at
the
London
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SHOCKER . . . yesterday’s Sun
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FORGET the January sales
– this year it’s all about the
January saves.
The first week of the year
sees stores slash prices
on sale items by up to
70 per cent.
Check out what I’ve found
for your big-ticket items,
then look over the page for
quick wins to refresh your
pad for just a few pounds.
MID-RANGE
BUYS
BIG BUYS
VACUUM
CLEANER:
Dyson DC59
cordless
vacuum
cleaner, was
£269 now £129
at Tesco.com
SAVE: £100
SOFA: Three-seater Carnaby
sofa, was £1,100 now £467.50
at Debenhams.com
SAVE: £632.50
TABLE & CHAIRS: Ashleigh dining
set, was £514.84 now £240.99
from All Home at Wayfair
SAVE: £273.85
FRIDGEFREEZER:
Daewoo
FRAX22B3S
Americanstyle fridgefreezer with
LED display,
was
£629.99
now
£469.97 at
appliances
direct.co.uk
SAVE:
£160.02
BARGAIN BUYS
BIN: 30L
Brabantia
touch bin,
RRP £70,
now £40 at
Morrisons
SAVE: £30
WASHING
MACHINE:
Candy
Grand’O
Vita
GVS169DC3
9kg
washing
machine in
white, was
£279 now
£204 at
bootskitchen
appliances.
com
SAVE: £75
WEBSITE of the WEEK
IF YOU’RE one of the millions of
families starting to plan your summer
holiday this week, a website could
help you earn cash as you travel.
IQplanner.com lets travellers
showcase suggested itineraries for
holidays around the world, then earn
money if others book their
suggestions.
The website is already successfully
used by local experts, globetrotters
and travel bloggers – and you can
even upload ideas close to your own
home, as you will know the area best.
Co-founder Dmitrijus Konovalovas
explains: “It’s a great way for families
to earn extra cash by simply sharing
their own holiday experiences or even
uploading ideas for a holiday in their
home region.”
Here are Dmitrijus’ top travel tips
for families on a budget:
Stretch your budget further this
year by travelling to a destination
where the currency is weak against
the Pound. At the moment, Turkey and
!
A HOL LOT
MORE:
Boxing Day
saw a
46 per cent
increase in
searches for
flights on travel
search engine Skyscanner.net
compared to the same day 12
months earlier as thousands of
Brits booked their 2018 getaways.
GIVE IT A
DRY: A dry
January can
help you lose
weight, sleep
better and
save money. If
you’re giving up
booze for a month, why not
sign up to a charity such as
Alcohol Concern to raise
cash and get support.
BED: Hygena Bounty Charcoal
double bed frame, was
£249.99 now £149.99 at Argos
SAVE: £100
TOASTER:
Brabantia 2-slice
toaster, RRP
£49.99 now £25
at Morrisons
SAVE: £24.99
DUVET: SilentNight
10.5 tog double
duvet, RRP £24.99
now £17 at
Morrisons
SAVE: £7.99
PLAY YOUR
CARDS
RIGHT: Are
you stuck
with a gift
card from
Christmas that
you know you won’t
use? Sell it to someone who wants
it at gift card marketplace
Zeek.me, where you can also pick
up cards for stores you love.
the US are just two of the destinations
where the Pound is worth more than
this time last year.
Check if it is cheaper to book all
elements of a holiday
independently rather than via a tour
operator. There are often big savings
in a DIY holiday.
Look out for holidays that allow
kids to travel for free or feature
all-inclusive accommodation. The best
deals can sell out early so start
searching now.
$
%
NEW YEAR’S
REVOLUTION:
Only a
quarter of
people stick
to a New Year
resolution – with
one in ten giving up
after just three days. A quarter are
pledging to organise their
personal finances this year,
according to Swinton insurance.
NOT-SOMERRY
MOTORING:
During the
Christmas
period, Brits
travelled an
average of 184 miles
to visit family and friends. More
than a quarter of journeys lasted
more than ten hours, according to
research from Arriva buses.
GET WHAT
YOU’RE
GIVEN: Only
four per cent
of us try to
return a
Christmas
present for credit
to buy something else. That’s
despite many people knowing
more about their consumer rights,
according to Which?
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Deals of
the week
NEW YEAR, new stuff? If you’re short on cash after
Christmas but still need a few new bits and bobs,
don’t fret.
There are some amazing discounts up for grabs in
the January sales.
See how much you can save on everything from a
cot to a suitcase set . . . and even an ironing board.
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Deals
THIS deal has cot the lot.
Mothercare Camberley cot
bed in white, was £300
now £150 at
mothercare.com
SAVE: £150
YOU won’t get board at this price. Minky classic ironing
board, was £25 now £15 at direct.asda.com.
SAVE: £10
GET on the case with
this super save. Dunlop
five hard suitcase set
was £294.95 now £115
at ebay.co.uk/usr/
sportsdirect_outlet.
SAVE: £179.95
Codes and vouchers
IT’S Prime time to save.
Take £10 off your first Prime
orders of more than £40 at
Amazon using code
10NOW40 at
vouchercloud.com. Offer
ends January 14.
SAVE: £10
HERE’S a Kwik way to pay
less for your car service.
Get ten per cent off service
bookings at Kwik Fit via
myvouchercodes.co.uk/
kwik-fit-tyres. Deal ends on
Sunday.
SAVE: £6.50 minimum
HOT foot it for this fab saving.
Get 20 per cent off at
shoeaholics.com using code
VCUKNEWYEAR. Deal ends
January 6.
SAVE: Average of £20
Total savings = £376.45
Don’t miss
The Mrs
Crunch Lunch
only in
every week
PRODUCTS TO MAKE YOUR PAD SPARKLE,
ARKLE, ALL
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STORAGE
WINNERS
Hide away your bits and pieces in
decorative storage drawers, £19.99,
from Lakeland.
Co-ordinate your look with
Morrisons grey wicker basket
three-pack, £14.
Pack your
stuff into a
large faux
linen
ottoman
from Wilko,
down from
£22 to £17.
Make your
bathroom
clutter drift away
with a cloudprinted storage
bucket, £3, from
George at Asda.
Save £11 on Style
Station PRO
hairdryer &
straighteners
storage holder,
down to £11.99
from £22.99 at
Lakeland.
Earn your tidying-up stripes with a
set of three chevron handled
baskets, £22, from very.co.uk.
Get your kitchen in sync with a
neat canister, £8 at Sainsbury’s.
Save £5.50 on an
essential hard
anodised pan with
lid from Morrisons,
now £19.50.
Waitrose seaside
mugs, £8 for four, will
blow the cobwebs away.
Add old-school charm
with Morrisons vintage
enamel roaster, £8.
Retire your old kettle
and toaster and update
with Russell Hobbs
Canterbury toaster and
kettle, £16.99 each, from
Carrot and Coconut Soup
(Serves four)
YOU NEED: 1 tbsp sunflower oil;
700g carrots, peeled and diced; 1
onion, peeled and chopped; 2
cloves garlic, finely chopped; 1
tsp cumin seeds; 1 litre
vegetable stock, made from
cubes; 400ml light coconut
milk; 2 tbsp fresh coriander,
chopped, 1 tbsp desiccated
coconut, toasted.
METHOD: Heat the oil in a pan
and add the veg, garlic and cumin
seeds. Cook, stirring, for five
minutes.
Pour the stock over, bring to the
boil, reduce the heat, cover and
simmer for 20 minutes.
Blend the mixture with a handheld blender (or in a liquidiser)
and return to the pan. Stir in the
coconut milk then heat through. To
serve, ladle the soup into four
warmed serving bowls, then scatter
each of them with the chopped
coriander and desiccated coconut.
THE FAIR ESSENTIALS
Aldi, while stocks last.
Keep it simple and stylish
with Morrisons white vitrified
porcelain embossed
rimmed plates, £4, side
plates, £3, and bowls, £4.
Save £30 on Lakeland’s
three frying pan set,
down from £49.99
to £19.99.
Chicken, Lemon & Orzo Pasta So
(Serves four)
YOU NEED: 1 tbsp olive oil; 1 leek,
trimmed, white part finely chopped and
green part thinly sliced; 1 onion, peeled
and finely chopped; 3 chicken thighs,
meat only; 900ml chicken stock,
made from a cube; ½ lemon, pips
removed; 150g orzo pasta.
METHOD: Heat the oil in a pan and
fry the white leek and onion for five to
six minutes, until softened. Add the
chicken, stock and half of the lemon.
Bring to the boil then simmer for ten
minutes.
Add the green leek and orzo. Simmer
for a further five minutes until the chicken
is cooked through and no pink meat
remains and the orzo is al dente.
Remove the lemon from the soup
and discard. Season the soup to taste
and shred the chicken using two forks.
of
Cut the remaining lemon into
e with the sou
wedges and serve
squeeze over.
e soup
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Morrisons.com.
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from Asda.
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brighten up the
dark nights.
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to a new year
with Tesco’s
Love, Believe,
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JD Williams
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GIVING your pad a new look
need not bust your postChristmas budget – as long as
you stay focused.
Whether you want to organise
your clutter, refresh your style or
update your essentials, I’ve
found some super solutions.
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thing of all is the price. All come
in at less than £25.
Make it a yappy
new year with
Morrisons
Dachshund
cushion, £8.
Waitrose
Cooking red
mini ovallidded casserole dish, £8, will
give your kitchen a colour pop.
Prep for the Chinese New Year later
this month with Sainsbury’s Oriental
range including tea cup, £3.75, and
pasta bowl, £4.50.
oup
four
up,
up to
recipes
at
r
Creamy Broccoli Soup
(Serves two)
YOU NEED: 1 tbsp olive oil; 300g
broccoli, roughly chopped; 1 litre
vegetable stock, made from a
cube; 250g baby spinach; 2
cloves garlic, peeled and
chopped; 3 tbsp créme
fraîche; 2 wholemeal rolls, to
serve.
METHOD: Heat the oil in a
saucepan, add the garlic then
cook on a low heat for a minute.
Add the broccoli and stock.
Simmer for eight minutes until the
broccoli is tender.
Add the spinach and allow to wilt.
Blend the soup until smooth then stir
in 2 tbsp of the crème fraîche.
Season to taste with lots of freshly
ground black pepper and a little salt if
needed.
Return to the pan and heat through
gently until piping hot.
Serve with the remaining crème
fraîche, some more black pepper and
a bread roll.
This week at
Morrisons pick
up this 415g
tin of Heinz
Beanz or this
400g tin of
Heinz Spaghetti
Hoops for 50p
each.
Available in majority of stores. Whilst promotional stocks last. Offer/price may vary
at morrisons.com and Morrisons Daily. Excludes Gibraltar. Heinz Beanz,12p/100g.
Heinz Spaghetti Hoops, 12.5p/100g.
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®
Independence of the Seas
14 nights•14 July & 22 Sept 2018
FREE
DELUXE DRINKS
PACKAGE
AND FREE
GRATUITIES
FROM
£1649pp
Price based on
22 September 2018
● 2nd passenger half price*
● FREE deluxe drinks package
● FREE gratuities
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331 0980
®
Navigator of the Seas
12 nights • 3, 15 & 27 June 2018
FREE
DELUXE DRINKS
PACKAGE
AND FREE
GRATUITIES
FROM
£1649pp
Price based on
27 June 2018
ITINERARY:
Southampton – Vigo, Spain –
Lisbon, Portugal – Cadiz (for
Seville), Spain – Lanzarote – Gran
Canaria – Tenerife – La Palma –
Funchal, Madeira – La Coruna,
Spain – Southampton
● 2nd passenger half price*
● FREE deluxe drinks package
● FREE gratuities
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331 0980
● 2nd passenger half price*
● FREE deluxe drinks package
● FREE gratuities
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331 0980
®
Navigator of the Seas
14 nights•29 July 2018
FREE
DELUXE DRINKS
PACKAGE
AND FREE
GRATUITIES
FROM
£2099pp
FROM
£969pp
Price based on
31 August 2018
Independence of the Seas®
14 nights • 2 June, 8 September,
6 October 2018
FREE
DELUXE DRINKS
PACKAGE
AND FREE
GRATUITIES
FROM
£1699pp
Price based on
6 October 2018
Spain, France & Portugal
ITINERARY:
Southampton – Le Havre (for
Paris/Normandy), France –
Lisbon, Portugal – Vigo, Spain –
Southampton
● 2nd passenger half price*
● FREE deluxe drinks package
● FREE gratuities
CALL 0330
331 0980
Mediterranean Adventure
ITINERARY:
Southampton – Gibraltar –
Cartagena, Spain – Barcelona
Spain – Palma De Mallorca
– Valencia, Spain – Malaga,
Spain – Cadiz (for Seville), Spain –
Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton
FREE
DELUXE DRINKS
PACKAGE
AND FREE
GRATUITIES
Canaries Adventure
Northern Delights
ITINERARY:
Southampton – Oslo, Norway –
Copenhagen, Denmark – Tallinn,
Estonia – St Petersburg, Russia
(overnight on board) – Helsinki,
Finland – Skagen, Denmark –
Southampton
Independence of the Seas®
8 nights • 28 July & 31 Aug 2018
Navigator of the Seas®
7 nights • 22 July 2018
FREE
DELUXE DRINKS
PACKAGE
AND FREE
GRATUITIES
FROM
£1079pp
Italian Mediterranean
ITINERARY:
Southampton – Gibraltar – Nice,
France – Civitavecchia (for Rome),
Italy – Livorno (for Florence/Pisa),
Italy – Genoa, Italy – Malaga,
Spain – Lisbon, Portugal –
Southampton
● 2nd passenger half price*
● FREE deluxe drinks package
● FREE gratuities
CALL 0330
331 0980
Navigator of the Seas®
14 nights•16 September 2018
FREE
DELUXE DRINKS
PACKAGE
AND FREE
GRATUITIES
FROM
£1649pp
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: *Advertised prices are already calculated to include the second passenger reduction. For full details of all-inclusive drinks packages, please see the Royal Caribbean International website. Prices and itinerary may vary by date.
All prices are from prices and are pp based on two sharing. Visas may be required for certain destinations and is the customer’s responsibility to obtain – please check at the time of booking. Transfers may not be included, please ask at time of booking.
Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Full terms & conditions apply. Prices are correct at the time of going to print. Cruise Direction is a fully bonded member of the Global Travel Group (ATOL 3973). Credit card bookings will incur a surcharge of 2.5% and debit cards 0%.
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VISIT: thesuntravel.co.uk/cruisedirection
INCLUDES:
● International flights from London
● Private transfers
● Three-night 3* hotel stay in
Barcelona
● Skip-the-line Sagrada Familia tour
● Seven-night full-board cruise
Gaudi, Gladiators
And Gastronomy
Symphony of the Seas®
10 nights • April – October 2018
ITINERARY:
Fly London to Barcelona, Spain –
private transfer to 4* hotel for three
nights – Sagrada Familia tour
– private transfer to port – board
Symphony of the Seas® for sevennight cruise – Palma de Mallorca
– Marseilles (for Provence), France
– La Spezia (for Florence/Pisa),
Italy – Civitavecchia (for Rome)
– Naples (for Capri), Italy – day
at sea – Barcelona, disembark
– private transfer to airport – fly
back to London
FREE
DELUXE DRINKS
PACKAGE
FROM
£1599pp
CALL 0330
331 0980
INCLUDES:
● International flights from London
● Private transfers
● Two-night 4* hotel stay in Venice
● Skip-the-line Doge’s Palace tour
● Seven-night full-board cruise on
board Rhapsody of the Seas®
FREE
seaview
upgrade
All-inclusive
European
breaks
Price based on
18 April 2018
Venice & Adriatic
Cruise
Rhapsody of the Seas®
9 nights • May–November 2018
ITINERARY:
Fly from London to Venice, Italy
– private transfer to 4* hotel
for two nights –Doge’s Palace
tour – private transfer port –
board Rhapsody of the Seas®
– Dubrovnik, Croatia – Kotor,
Montenegro – Santorini,
Greece – Katakolon,
EXTEND YOUR
Greece – Venice – private
HOLIDAY WITH
transfer to airport for return
THREE-NIGHT
flight to London
PRE-CRUISE B&B
STAY IN LAKE
GARDA FROM
£299pp
CALL 0330
331 0980
INCLUDES:
● International flights from London
● Private transfers
● Two-night 4* hotel stay in Venice
● Skip-the-line Doge’s Palace tour
● Seven-night full-board cruise on
board Rhapsody of the Seas®
FROM
£1099pp
Price based on
22 November 2018
Venice & Greek
Islands Cruise
Rhapsody of the Seas®
9 nights • June– November 2018
ITINERARY:
Fly from London to Venice, Italy
– private transfer to 4* hotel for
two nights – Doge’s Palace Tour
– private transfer to port – board
Rhapsody of the Seas® – Kotor,
Montenegro – Corfu, Greece –
Athens, Greece – Mykonos,
Greece – Argostoli, Greece
EXTEND YOUR
– Venice, disembark –
HOLIDAY WITH
private transfer to airport –
THREE-NIGHT
PRE-CRUISE B&B
return flight to London
STAY IN LAKE
GARDA FROM
£299pp
CALL 0330
331 0980
FREE
DELUXE DRINKS
PACKAGE
FREE
DELUXE DRINKS
PACKAGE
FROM
£1049pp
Price based on
15 November 2018
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: *Advertised prices are already calculated to include the second passenger reduction. For full details of all-inclusive drinks packages, please see the Royal Caribbean International website. Prices and itinerary may vary by date.
All prices are from prices and are pp based on two sharing. Visas may be required for certain destinations and is the customer’s responsibility to obtain – please check at the time of booking. Transfers may not be included, please ask at time of booking.
Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Full terms & conditions apply. Prices are correct at the time of going to print. Cruise Direction is a fully bonded member of the Global Travel Group (ATOL 3973). Credit card bookings will incur a surcharge of 2.5% and debit cards 0%.
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Call: 0330 331 0980
www.thesuntravel.co.uk/cruisedirection
Koalas And
Coastal
Queensland
INCLUDES:
● International flights from
London
● Private transfers
● Four-night 4* hotel in
Sydney
● Sydney Opera House
Essential Tour
● Blue Mountains & Wildlife
Tour
● Eight-night full-board
cruise
Explorer of the Seas®
• 14 nights • 26 January 2019
ITINERARY:
Fly London to Sydney
– private transfer to 4*
hotel for four nights – Blue
Mountains & wildlife tour
and Sydney Opera House
Essentials Tour – private
transfer to port – board
Explorer of the Seas® –
Brisbane – Willis Island
– Airlie Beach – Sydney,
disembark – private
transfer to airport for return
overnight flight to London
Secure this
holiday for only
£200pp
INCLUDES
TWO
SIGHTSEEING
TOURS
CALL 0330
331 0980
INCLUDES:
● Return international flights
from London
● Overnight 4* hotel stays
in Banff, Kamloops and
Vancouver
● Two-day Rocky Mountaineer
SilverLeaf Service
● Entry to Vancouver Lookout
● Rail station transfers in Banff,
Kamloops and Vancouver
● Luggage handling and
National Park Pass
● Seven-night-full-board cruise
on Radiance of the Seas®
● Two-night 4* hotel stay in
Anchorage
ITINERARY:
Fly from London to Calgary –
transfer to Banff for 4* overnight
stay – board Rocky Mountaineer
and travel to Kamloops
– overnight stay at 4* hotel –
reboard Rocky Mountaineer and
travel to Vancouver – overnight
4* hotel stay – make own way to
the port – board Radiance of the
Seas® for seven-night full-board
cruise – Ketchikan – Icy Straight
Point – Juneau – Skagway –
Hubbard Glacier – Seward,
disembark – transfer to 4* hotel
in Anchorage for two nights
– transfer to airport for return
overnight flight to London
CALL 0330
331 0980
FROM
£1899pp
Rocky
Mountaineer
Alaskan Adventure
Radiance of the Seas®
• 14 nights • May – August
2018
Algarve
FROM
£3299pp
(Price based
on 15 May
2018)
Niagara,
New York &
Bahamas
INCLUDES:
● Return International flights
from London
● Three-night 4* room-only
hotel stay in Niagara Falls
● Rail travel from Niagara
Falls to New York
● Two-night 4* room-only
hotel stay in New York
● Private airport and port
transfers
● Seven-night full-board
cruise.
● Helicopter flight over
Niagara Falls
ITINERARY:
Fly from London to Toronto,
Canada – private transfer
to 4* hotel in Niagara for
three nights – helicopter
flight over Niagara Falls
– make own way to rail
station for train to New
York – make own way to
HELICOPTER
4* hotel for two nights –
FLIGHT OVER
private transfer to Cape
NIAGARA
Liberty port – board
FALLS
Anthem of the Seas® –
Port Canaveral, Florida
– Cococay, Bahamas –
Nassau, Bahamas – Cape
Liberty, disembark – private
transfer to airport for your
return overnight flight to
London.
Anthem of the Seas® • 14 nights
• January -- April 2018 &
November 2018 – April 2019
CALL 0330
331 0980
INCLUDES:
● International flights from
London
● Private transfers
● Three-night 4* star hotel in
New Orleans
● Double plantation tour
● Seven-night full-board
cruise on board Vision of the
Seas®
ITINERARY:
Fly from London to New
Orleans – private transfer
to hotel for three nights
– double plantation tour
– private transfer to port
board Vision of the Seas®
for seven-night cruise,
choosing one of these:
A: New Orleans – day
at sea – Cozumel,
Mexico – Puerto Costa
Maya, Mexico – Roatan,
Honduras – two days at
sea – New Orleans
B: New Orleans – day at
sea – Cozumel, Mexico
– Puerto Costa Maya,
Mexico – Georgetown,
Cayman Islands – two
days at sea – New Orleans
Private transfer from port to
airport for return overnight
flight to London
CALL 0330
331 0980
FROM
£1599pp
(Based on
4 February
2018)
Jambalaya
And Jazz
Vision of the Seas®
• 11 nights • December 2018
– February 2019
Extend your
holiday with a
three-night pre
cruise stay in
Memphis from
£399pp
FROM
£1689pp
(Price based on
30 January or
6 February
2018)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: For full details of all-inclusive drinks packages, please see Royal Caribbean International website. Prices and itinerary may vary by date. All prices are from prices and are pp based on two sharing. Visas may be
required for certain destinations and is the customer’s responsibility to obtain – please check at the time of booking. Transfers may not be included, please ask at time of booking.Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any
time. Full terms & conditions apply. Prices are correct at the time of going to print. Cruise Direction is a fully bonded member of the Global Travel Group (ATOL 3973). Credit card bookings will incur a surcharge of 2.5% and debit cards 0%.
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