20p THE Sun n Thursday, January 4, 2018 FOR A GREATER BRITAIN EXCLUSIVE LESS THAN THE DAILY MIRROR 50p thesun.co.uk Arsenal ... 2 Chelsea... 2 JACK DRAW! SEE SUNSPORT POST BOSSES SLAMMED ROYAL FAIL YES NO 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 2 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 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.” CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS THE Sun aims to have the highest standards. Let us know if we make mistakes. The Sun is a founding member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation. To complain to us about the code it enforces, go to www.thesun.co.uk/ipso. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Sun Ombudsman, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. 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- SUJIKO 3 3 ABERDEEN ABERDEEN GLASGOW3 3 GLASGOW 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.” email@example.com 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 EDINBURGH Ireland as rain crosses the UK. By EDINBURGH BELFAST NEWCASTLE afternoon this will reach Scotland BELFAST NEWCASTLE 5 where there may be hill snow. 5 Becoming drier, with spells of sun LEEDS 5 LEEDS 5 in the afternoon for central and LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL southern England. MANCHESTER DUBLIN MANCHESTER 7 Chilly, with rain in the DUBLIN NORWICH TONIGHT: 7 BIRMINGHAM North. There will be clear spells in NORWICH BIRMINGHAM 10 the South East but rain will arrive 9 10 9 from the South West later. CARDIFF 9 CARDIFF 9 OUTLOOK: Tomorrow will be BRISTOL 9 11 LONDON unsettled, with showers for many BRISTOL 9 PLYMOUTH 10 11 LONDON and hill snow in the North. On PLYMOUTH 10 Saturday, largely dry but heavy SOUTHAMPTON SOUTHAMPTON showers and strong winds in northern England. FRI9˚9˚ FRI To play Sujiko, enter the numbers 1 to 9 in the spaces so that the total in each circle is equal to the sum of the four surrounding squares. 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.” We are always after good stories – and we pay big money for them every day. Call our newsdesk and we’ll call you straight back. Text: 0742 372 0250 SUN6˚6˚ SUN 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. We pay for your stories Call: 020 7782 4100 or our Manchester office on: 0161 9355351 SAT6˚6˚ SAT Stabbing terror fear email: firstname.lastname@example.org or our Manchester office on: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 6 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 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.” email@example.com 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”. firstname.lastname@example.org Warning . . . Longfield Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 2GM 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. email@example.com 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 IES OTHER REMED wn-up l An honest, gro g debate on future fundin Y EL AT DI ME IM beginning d l End the taboo aroun S NH the for g yin pa le peop are l A National Healthceig n for re su ke ma to Card t en atm tre for nationals pay nt’ me l A treatment ‘state and so patients underst sts what everything co l Adopt the Australian ‘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 ............... 1GM 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. firstname.lastname@example.org James Harrison tweeted: 12 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 1GM 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. email@example.com 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. 14 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 2GM 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 2GM 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 1GM 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 ............... 2GM 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”. 18 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM 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. email@example.com 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 ............... 19 20 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ............... 1GM 21 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.” email@example.com 22 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM COACH OLLY’S IN FINE VOICE Email: firstname.lastname@example.org bi bit LIT TLE MIX’s THIRLWALL spl JADE the cash at Chrisashed buying mum No tmas, £23,000 Mini. rma a wrote on Ins Jade “Before you tre tagram: at yourself, you must after the peop look le who got you where you are.” Twitter: @danwootton 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 Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 1GM Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton Snapchat: danbizarre JAMIE’S 50 SHADES SHY I’ve launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video 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. Lady Gaga l Rob Kardashian denies assault on his ex Blac Chyna l Mark Ronson and project l Beyonce, Eminem and The Weeknd to headline Coachella festival, California 23 24 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM Edited by JANE HAMILTON SAVE BIG SPECIAL 2 TESCO has nearly 50 per cent off The-Lite Chicane large suitcase. Eight silent-glide wheels and retractable handle. SAVE £40 HOLS From £9.50 are very nearly here. This year it is easier than ever to grab your great-value getaway – by collecting codes with our Sun Savers rewards club. And with Sun Savers, you can get first pick of the best dates and holiday parks. You need just NINE Sun Savers codes to book, instead of the ten tokens or codewords needed by non-members. Choose from 326 parks across the UK and Europe with dates available from February to November. Download the Sun Savers app today or visit sunsavers.co.uk to register. Already a member? Update your app in the App Store. Start collecting for your Hols From £9.50 from this Saturday. lPRICE per person based on four sharing. Subject to availability. Code collect. Terms and conditions and date restrictions apply. SAVE £1.25 NOW £35 WAS £75 DAYS TO GO SAVE SMALL WAS £5 READER’S TIP ALEXANDRA PARITZKY, from Brighton, says: “If you live in a nice area and are prepared to let strangers borrow your house, a home swap is a great way to save on accommodation costs. Try Home Exchange or HomeLink.” l SEND your tips to sunsavers@ the-sun.co.uk and get 28 codes, worth £5, if yours is printed. Please include your name and town. WILKO’s Slimline lunchbox, with four compartments and one small bottle, comes in three different colours. NOW £3.75 Holidays that don’t break bank PLANNING a holiday now is the perfect way to beat the back-to-work blues. But you don’t have to go overseas to get your fix. Staycation searches and bookings for the UK were up almost 25 per cent last year compared to 2016, says travel marketing firm Sojern. ! Try to avoid peak times. Clearly, if you do not have school-age children, travelling outside school holidays will work out a lot cheaper. But also try to avoid bank holidays and look for out-of-season bargains during the autumn and winter months. And dodge times where there is a big event at your destination. Self-cater. Opting for this rather than staying in a B&B or hotel can save you loads of money. 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Before you go away, fill up at the cheapest place in your home town — which is often a supermarket — because fuel on the motorways tends to be pricier. Use petrolprices.com to find the cheapest pump near you. ) * OR USE YOUR PC Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 1GM 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. email@example.com 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 26 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM 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 1GM 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 firstname.lastname@example.org exaggerated need for pri- Arktos . . and Victoria 28 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 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. 1GM 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.” email@example.com 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. 1GM 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 ............... ELTON’S FUNERAL FOR MUM eltonjohn Dear Mum, t. Today’s funeral was perfec ily fam Having the service in the r you chapel and attended by us all t brother and sister brough where comfort. Having the service s Nan lived out her final day r back the brought you and your Mo your w together again. Tomorro tely to say friends will gather separa all the sen cho I’ve s. their good bye be just music so everything will g me right. Thank-you for bringin t you tha into the world and for all have done for me. Love, Elton #RIP Thanks for bringing me into the world 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.” firstname.lastname@example.org 29 30 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 2GM THE Joe Wicks’ fat-loss plan: Day Three PAGES 38-39 TV Bi motors Torvill and Dean edit our TV page Getting dirty with the new Porsche 911 T PAGE 35 PAGES 40-41 ++PLUS++ Dear Deidre – Page 36 l Puzzles – Page 43 Letters and Mystic Meg – Page 45 l Sun City – Page 47 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 Picture: SCOPE BEAUTY STILL TO COME Sun Jet idiot wings it Fa DAILY LIFTING THE LID . . . author Emily Chang Tec an The behaviou extension audacit makes think the change wor 2GM Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 31 DID SEX PARTIES P OF SILICON VALLEY chs chTechs andand drugs drugs ’n’ roll ndand rock r rock ’n roll eir ur is an n of the ty that them hey can ge the rld San Francisco in 2011. The monthly bashes draw entrepreneurs, doctors, 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. PICTURE POSED BY MODELS FREE WAYS . . . wild get-togethers where Ecstasy pills are said to have tech firms’ logos on them. Right, Silicon Valley 32 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM 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 Czuchry and Patricia Wettig. (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 dangers come to the fore. Thriller starring Jordan Ladd and Brody Hutzler. (2017) JJ (S,HD) 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) FILMS JJJJJ Brilliant JJJJ Very Good JJJ Good JJ Not Bad J Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Definition Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 1GM 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) REGIONAL VARIATIONS 6am Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize 7.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 Transfer Centre 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 Of Champions. Coverage of the first day’s play of the tour’s opening event of 2018, held at the Plantation Course at Kapalua in Hawaii. 3.00-6am Sky Sports News SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE 6am PL Greatest Games 7.00 PL World 7.30 PL Legends 8.00 Harry Kane’s 2017 8.30 PL Legends 9.00 PL Highlights 9.30 PL Legends 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 Harry Kane’s 2017 11.30 PL Legends 12.00 PL World 12.30 PL Highlights 1.00 Premier League 100 Club 2.00 PL Best Goals 12/13 3.00 PL Years 5.00 Harry Kane’s 2017 5.30 PL Legends 6.00 PL Review 7.00 PL Highlights Arsenal v Chelsea. 7.30 LIVE Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United. Kick-off at 8.00. 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 League 100 Club 1.30 PL Highlights 2.00 PL Review 3.00 PL Highlights 3.30 Premier League 100 Club 4.00 PL Best Goals 00/01 5.00 PL Highlights 5.30-6am PL Legends 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. FREE with un Sun Severy Sun Sun Saturday THE SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL 6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00 EFL Midweek Goals 8.00 Football’s Greatest Players 8.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 9.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games 9.30 La Liga Greatest Games 10.00 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 Games 5.00 Football Years 5.30 Football Countdowns 6.00 La Liga Icons 7.00 La Liga World 7.30 EFL Midweek Goals 8.30 EFL Matters 9.00 EFL Midweek Goals 10.00 La Liga Show 10.30 EFL Matters 10.45 Clasico: The Movie 11.00 La Liga Icons 12.00 La Liga Show 12.30 EFL Matters 1.00 One2Eleven: Tony Cascarino 1.15 One2Eleven: Ian Harte 1.30 SPFL Greatest Games 2.00 La Liga Show 2.30 EFL Matters 3.00 Football Years 3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football’s Greatest Players 5.30-6am Football’s Greatest Teams SKY SPORTS ACTION 6am NFL: A Football Life 7.00 NFL: America’s Game 9.00 NFL Highlights 10.00 Racing News 10.30 NFL: A Football Life 11.30 NFL: America’s Game 1.30 NFL Highlights 2.30 NFL: A Football Life 3.30 NFL: America’s Game 4.30 Carp Wars 5.00 NFL: America’s Game 7.00 Triathlon 7.30 Adventure Race World Series: China 8.00 Fishing: Hooked On Africa 8.30 Carp Wars 9.00 NFL: America’s Game 10.00 NFL: Greatest Games 11.30 NFL: A Football Life 12.30 NFL: Greatest Games 2.00 NFL: A Football Life 3.00-6am NFL: Greatest Games SKY SPORTS ARENA 6am Sporting Records 7.00 WWE Smackdown Hlts 8.00 The Race Of Their Lives 9.00 ATP Masters Tennis 5.00 WWE Raw 7.00 ATP Tour Uncovered 7.30 Powerboating 8.30 World Rugby Show 9.00 WWE Main Event 10.00 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 Greats 5.00-6am Sporting Records BT SPORT 1 7.30am Premier League Review 8.30 FA Cup Final Classics 3.00 The Ashes 4.30 Cricket: Big Bash League 5.30 Premier League Review 6.30 ESPN Soccer Stories 7.30 30 For 30 9.30 The Ashes 11pm-7.30am LIVE The Ashes. Australia v England. BT SPORT 2 8am LIVE Cricket: Big Bash League. Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers. 12.00 The Ashes 1.30 BDO World Championships 2.30 30 For 30 3.30 NBA 5.00 NBA Action 5.30 WTA Tennis 7.30 FA Cup Preview 8.00 Cricket: Big Bash League 9.00 UFC 10.00 UFC 1.00 LIVE NBA. 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. 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Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM tvguide Thursday 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 2.45 Rise Of The Footsoldier II (18, 2015) HH 4.45-6.30am Angel Flight Down (PG, 1996) HH FILM4 freeview 15 11am Coneheads (PG, 1993) Comedy. HH 12.45 Rango (PG, 2011) Animation. HHHH 2.55 Robots (U, 2005) Animation. HHH 4.40 Multiplicity (12, 1996) Comedy. HHH 6.55 Men In Black 3 (PG, 2012) HHH 9.00 Dumb And Dumber To (15, 2014) HH 11.10 Stoker (18, 2013) Thriller. HHHH 1.10-3.50am Basic Instinct (18, 1992) HHH TCM 4.30pm The Cruel Sea (U, 1953) HHHH 7.05 Murder Ahoy (U, 1964) Mystery. HHH 9.00 National Lampoon’s Vacation (15, 1983) Comedy starring Chevy Chase. HHH 11.00 Mad Max (18, 1979) HHHHH 1.00 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura 3.00-6am Hollywood’s Best Film Directors VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk 9.00 BBC Inside Science (R) 9.30 Her Story Made History (R) 10.00 World Tonight 10.45 Book At Bedtime 11.00 FM: The Brig Society (R) 11pm-7.30am LW: Test Match Special 11.30 FM: A Life Of Dental Losses (R) 12.00 FM: News 12.30 FM: Book Of The Week (R) 12.48 Shipping 1.00 FM: As World Service 5.20 Shipping Forecast 5.30 FM: News Briefing 5.43 FM: Prayer For The Day 5.45 FM: Farming Today 5.58-6am FM: Tweet Of The Day 6am Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast 10.00 Max Rushden 1.00 Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00 Danny Kelly And Darren Gough 7.00 Kick-off 10.00 Sports Bar 1.00-6am Extra Time 6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 5 Live Daily With Chris Warburton 1.00 Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport 10.00 Phil Williams 1.00 Up All Night 5.00 Morning Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money 6am Breakfast Show 10.00 Julia Hartley-Brewer 1.00 Jon Holmes 4.00 Drive With Delaney 7.00 James Whale Feat Ash 10.00 The Late Night Alternative With Iain Lee 1.00-6am Adam Catterall RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive 6am Jon Holmes 10.00 Jamie East 1.00 Kate Lawler 4.00 Matt Richardson 7.00 Tim Cocker 11pm-6am Overnight TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 1GM 35 Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton Snapchat: danbizarre I’ve launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video 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. d Jayne anar Chris’s st previews Email: email@example.com MY TEAM: Andy Halls, Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee and Benjy Potter 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. l Ed Sheeran’s The Simpsons cameo released in new clip l Abbie Holborn’s ‘drunk’ gran escorted out of Geordie Shore house in Tenerife dear ar dei deidre 36 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM Head to thesun.co.uk/deardeidre to read more readers’ letters. To find how my problem page works, see thesun.co.uk/deardeidrefaqs 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 topic4today THREE out of four parents don’t set filters on their home broadband yet I often hear from young people targeted by older predators on the net. My e-leaflet Staying Safe Online is a guide for young people and parents. Email me for a copy. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Wimbledon Championships 2018 Two days from £165pp Make your own way break, 12 July & 14 July 2018 Soak up the unique atmosphere of the world’s premier Grand Slam tennis championships over the ‘Finals’ weekend. Three-day break also available from £239pp. Tour highlights reserved seat on No.1 • ACourt at Wimbledon for • the full day’s play Return hotel-toWimbledon coach transfers by a friendly • Escorted tour manager or two night’s bed • One and continental breakfast accommodation at a three-star hotel in the Greater London area quoting code Call 0330 331 0871 TSU www.thesuntravel.co.uk/wimbledon Prices vary dependent on departure date and are correct at time of going to press. Travel insurance not included. 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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. EVERY PROBLEM GETS A FREE PERSONAL REPLY usually in 24hrs weekdays 1. Email me: email@example.com 2. Private message me on Facebook facebook.com/DearDeidreOfficial 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 . . . 3. Write to me: Deidre Sanders, Freepost, 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 ............... 1GM DAILY STRIPES are a great way to make a style statement. The versatile pattern is the perfect backdrop for floral prints, bright colours and bold shapes. Here, interior designer FAYE ROBINSON-HEY lines up ideas for your home. STRIPE STARS Throw by Castleton Home, £46.99 (was £49.99), wayfair.co.uk Pimlico rug, £65, Barker and Stonehouse Edited by JOELY CHILCOTT 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 ...hot air ruins hair ing relaxush a y r T le br padd 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 a r o f Time boot e r y t u bea Read our glossy Fabulous Magazine FREE with the Sun on Sunday 37 38 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM 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. 7 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. Visit thesun.co.uk for exclusive videos of Joe, more meal ideas and workout routines Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 1GM FITNESS TIPS FROM THE BODY COACH 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. Three tassels, £7.99, Pull & Bear Gems, £9.99, H&M Gold plates, £12, Accessorize 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 ! $ 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.” % 39 ©Joe Wicks. Extracted from The Fat-Loss Plan: 100 Quick And Easy Recipes With Workouts, published by Bluebird, £16.99 Blue tassel earrings, £8.99, New Look 40 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 email: rob.gill@the - sun.co.uk 1GM twitter: @robgilluk 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. l l l 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’ Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 1GM You’ll find 539,756 car, bike and van deals at thesun.co.uk/motors under £1,000 2004 Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL, 50,300 miles, FSH, £995 under £2,000 2010 Suzuki Swift 1.3 SZ3, 96,000 miles, FSH, £1,875 under £3,000 2013 Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ, 33,371 miles, 5dr, £2,995 41 WANT to see your name in lights? Mini can now personalise puddle lamps and illuminated door sills with your signature. l 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. 42 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM puzzles Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 1GM BRAINBUSTER Find the hidden form of transport in each of these sentences: 1. Would you restock the minibar, Gerald? 2. I took a good photograph of the zoo’s hippopotamus. 3. The project plan explains the situation in detail. 4. Is getting all the way to Mexico achievable? We’ve got all your favourite brain teasers 5 11 3 6 20 3 11 6 24 6 6 22 12 8 H K H T S T D R C U C O G M 3 2 4 8 7 2 TODAY’S TOUGHIE CALL 0906 757 7113 FOR CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM) 7 7 5 2 3 5 6 4 4 2 4 2 1 3 5 7 8 9 5 8 1 6 5 THE NAME GAME 4 7 7 3 9 Calls for extra clues and answers last no longer than two minutes (Sundial answers may vary). Helpline: 0333 202 3390 (9am-5.30pm). Service Provider: Spoke, W1B 2AG 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 & 4 Comedian who came to fame in the Eighties with his character Loadsamoney 3 & 8 Stage name of the pioneering rock’n’roller who sang Tutti Frutti and Lucille 9 & 5 Former Liverpool and England defender Phil who is now a Sky TV pundit (ﬁrst and last letters of surname) 1 & 7 Comedian who played Roman slave Lurcio in the sitcom Up Pompeii! (ﬁrst two letters of surname) 2 & 6 Author who wrote Scoop and Brideshead Revisited 1 Yesterday: Football player HUGO LLORIS (JK Rowling, Liev Schreiber, Lulu, Paul O’Grady, Hazel Irvine). Another Name Game in The Sun tomorrow. If you can’t wait until tomorrow for the answers, just call 0901 322 500. Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. O 17 +8 75% Squared x2 -88 50% +67 of this INTERMEDIATE 19 ADVANCED 94 of this ÷2 +7 E I V T N L R SEE how many words of four or more letters you can “dial” using the one at the centre in each word. You can make at least one word using all of them. Don’t use the letters more than once in any word. 11 1 1 21 10 6 6 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 H B T U ® 2 3 2 1 1 4 5 3 3 2 1 4 5 3 1 4 3 2 No proper names or plurals. Words from Collins Concise Dictionary. BRILLIANT: 51. EXCELLENT: 44. GOOD: 35. GREAT SCORE FOR KIDS: 28. YESTERDAY: Evil, felt, ﬁle, ﬁlter, ﬂirt, ﬂirty, ﬂit, ﬂue, ﬂute, ﬂyer, fuel, furl, futile, ireful, left, levity, levy, lief, lieu, life, lifer, lift, lifter, litre, live, liver, livery, lure, lute, lyre, relit, rely, riﬂe, rile, rivulet, rule, tile, tiler, triﬂe, truly, veil, verily, vile, viler. Nine-letter word: Furtively. Check today’s answers by calling 0906 757 7145 before midnight. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. of this 1/2 -12 x7 x3 -98 ÷2 +89 +1/5 x2 x3 +964 50% of this +882 of this 4 23 14 HERE is our fantastic puzzle, the 30-second NumberCrunch. There’s no better way to keep your brain trained than playing our great teasers. So if you want to stay ahead of the game, you will love this challenge. Starting at the left with the number provided, work your way across the three lines one at a time, applying all the mathematical instructions to your running total. Don’t reach for your calculator – that would be cheating! Write your ﬁnal answer in the last box of the line. You should be aiming to complete each round in about 30 seconds. Good luck! Answers below, right. x2 12 1 30-SEC NUMBERCRUNCH 32 14 11 20 15 For 4 Extra Clues Call 0901 322 5002 or text SUNWORD to 84901. 2 SUNDIAL G 8 Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Texts cost £1 plus your standard network rate. 3 L R A G EACH clue leads to a well-known name. Put the initials or stated letters in the appropriate squares to identify an actress: BEGINNER 7 9 8 I 22 Example P B Y F Y P C 17 6 THIS is the world’s best brainteaser. Each grid number in our Word Workout game represents a letter. So if you think 4 is the letter A, write A in all the squares with a 4. All the alphabet is used and we have supplied some letters to start you off. We will print the answers tomorrow. YESTERDAY – ACROSS: Jack, Ever, Ample, Arrow, Opine, Fizz, Grey, Ennui, Thin, Muff, Gorse, Sheen, Index, Quay, Tuba. DOWN: Amp, Keep, Elan, Ear, Gaff, Away, Lozenge, Regimen, Inner, Test, Foxy, Only, Silt, Emu, Dab. M H K A R L U Recycled paper made up 78.9% of the raw material for the UK newspapers in 2011. 6 14 6 12 6 +8 -788 +1/2 of this +473 BEGINNER ANSWER BEGINNER ANSWER YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Teaser 3 6 7 5 1 8 2 9 4 9 1 2 3 7 4 5 6 8 4 5 8 6 2 9 3 7 1 6 9 1 2 8 7 4 3 5 8 7 5 4 6 3 1 2 9 2 3 4 1 9 5 6 8 7 1 8 6 9 4 2 7 5 3 7 2 3 8 5 1 9 4 6 5 4 9 7 3 6 8 1 2 Toughie 3 8 1 6 7 5 2 9 4 2 4 7 9 8 1 3 5 6 9 6 5 4 2 3 1 7 8 5 1 6 3 9 8 7 4 2 8 3 9 2 4 7 6 1 5 7 2 4 5 1 6 8 3 9 6 9 8 1 3 4 5 2 7 4 7 3 8 5 2 9 6 1 1 5 2 7 6 9 4 8 3 Two-Speed Crossword ACROSS: 1 Speechless 8 N-o-ose 9 A-mateur 10 O-regano 11 Eerie 12 Wit-Ness-ed 15 Decor 17 Hateful 19 Reissue 20 Ulcer 21 Assistants DOWN: 2 P-robe 3 E-leg-ant 4 Head over heels 5 E-late 6 Sh-ear-ed 7 Free 8 No-ok 12 Wichita 13 Sa-tsum-a 14 Slur 15 D-o-ry 16 Rose-s 18 Face-t Today’s Solutions BEGINNER ANSWER NUMBERCRUNCH: 43, 616, 4,709 4 NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT RECYCLING I 3 14 8 Suguru 9 6 I 6 11 15 1 3 15 22 Brainbuster 1. Barge 2. Ship 3. Plane 4. Coach. 6 3 8 2 Wordsearch 5 22 8 1 5 1 3 1 8 2 1 6 5 2 5 2 3 1 18 21 11 19 3 4 2 4 2 6 17 1 11 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 22 Each cell in an outlined block must contain a digit: a two-cell block contains the digits 1 and 2, a three-cell block contains the digits 1, 2 and 3; and so on. The same digit must not appear in neighbouring cells, not even diagonally. Solution below. S E L D O O N grid. Words can run forwards, backwards or diagonally. Solution below. 17 2 1 3 1 5 CALL 0906 757 7112 FOR CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM) 12 14 7 SUGURU E N B E E F A 6 16 14 25 24 1 12 11 12 4 10 13 15 1 6 Order the latest Sun Crossword books from The Sun Bookshop for as little as £4.99, with free P&P. New: The Sun Jumbo Quizword Collection. Telephone 0845 271 2136 TODAY’S TEASER 15 14 ACROSS 1 Pleasant with a tinge of 9 10 regret (6-5) 9 Egg cells (3) 10 Blurred, woolly (9) 11 Incautious (8) 12 Needle case (4) 11 12 14 Toil (6) 16 Cheddar, eg (6) 18 Expression (4) 13 19 Spain’s third largest city (8) 22 Firmly settled (9) 14 15 16 23 Shelter (3) DOWN 24 Shop worker (11) 2 I tear around, being very angry (5) 17 DOWN 3 Something difﬁcult to manage preliminary 2 Angry (5) test (5,3) 18 19 20 3 Experiment (5,3) 4 Meal tapers off (6) 4 Feast (6) 5 Sounded frail for some time (4) 5 Seven days (4) 6 Letter, ie, spelt out (7) 21 6 Missive (7) 7 Precisely directed at landlord (2,3,6) 7 Exactly (2,3,6) 8 Considered not to be accidental at start of 8 Pondered (11) 22 23 day (11) 13 Machine for destroying 13 Mum is more embarrassed by paper documents (8) destroyer (8) 15 Coffee-shop worker (7) 15 Cake is thanks to espresso-maker (7) 17 Crazy, reckless (6) 17 Crazy hat for a reckless person? (6) 20 Large stringed 24 20 Boss holds ends of lyrical instrument (5) instrument (5) 21 Sharpen new garden tool outside (4) 21 Sharpen (4) Check today’s answers before midnight by calling 0906 757 7142 for Across and 0906 757 7143 for Down. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. DOUBLE Sun DOKU DOKU WORDSEARCH Find seven Chinese ingredients in the 23 9 3 4 2 4 2 8 Coffee time 12 1 5 1 3 1 7 26 A N D M Y U G 6 F O T G F L A 5 E O S O Y R R 4 E D T C B A L 3 B L H U P K I ACROSS 1 Not entirely happy with harsh dessert (6-5) 9 Almost the shape of eggs (3) 10 Woolly mice Peri’s beaten! (9) 11 He’s going around Leeds, surprisingly incautious (8) 12 Small case kept in perpetuity (4) 14 Work party (6) 16 Dairy product announced before snapper? (6) 18 Speciﬁc word to spell (4) 19 Glen new to US spies at Spanish city (8) 22 Jen’s conceded that somewhat settled (9) 23 Shelter swimmer doing backstroke (3) 24 One helping with wild salon sprees (11) 2 WORD WORKOUT Two sets of clues but the answers are the same N E K C I H C Cryptic clues 1 PAGE 2 SUJIKO SOLUTION: Top line 743 middle 128 bottom 956 E S H R I M P TWO- SPEED CROSSWORD 43 44 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM letters 1GM Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... @ the-sun.co.uk The page where you tell Britain what you think 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 IT could only happen in this TXT US ON 07537 410199 Don’t forget to include your name. Standard text rates from your provider apply 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. 64 24 48 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. PETER JENNINGS Gorleston, Norfolk YOU could win £1,000 with super Sun Bingo. Just check the numbers below against those on grids in play on your gamecard. Complete ONE grid of 15 numbers and you win or share the prize. Claim details are on your card. 67 You see a group through new eyes and accepting it will change makes it stronger. You can control the pace by choosing what you do and when. At work, a new start can succeed. At home, check the costs of a revamp. Love opens your eyes to a new kind of relationship with an ambitious colleague. JOHN COLLINS Chelmsford, Essex email, fax, write or comment online 50 Your chart is so deep in family and friendship bonds. People you gather around you now can be beside you for life, so think through every invitation you offer. Personal history plays a part in property news as research into the past of your home and family can lead to a valuable discovery. Your mind is clear and your emotions sure, so don’t fret about what to say – start the conversation. You will feel the difference as an atmosphere changes and honesty is back between two people or two groups. Love-wise, your powers of attraction and influence are strong. Use them wisely not wastefully. We pay £50 for our Star Letter of the day: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax us on 020 7782 4170 or write to Dear Sun, The Sun, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Include your full name and address. You can share your views at thesun.co.uk 77 You have the strength of purpose and an ability to get things done that is creative but practical. Inventive Uranus pushes you to achieve more but do it in your own way. At work, you are a true one-off. Don’t let pride matter more than love – leave some emotional leeway. Single? Initial “S” identifies new romance. 14 51 89 70 Play more Free Bingo at sunbingo.co.uk/freebingo No career or study ambition is too big or bold as your chart glows with pure potential. You could be at the heart of a new business that has the potential to be a major success. Instead of secretly wondering if love will last, enjoy the moment to ensure it does. Your chart opens up with amazing opportunities and you could be given a life-changing choice. It may briefly take you away from all things familiar but in ways that leave you feeling secure. You know what matters in love and life – and now, so does a partner. If you are single, you meet where spicy food is served. The sun goes deeper into your sign and draws into the open a cherished ambition you thought could never happen. But now it clicks into action. Defuse any jealousy this success generates by making family and friends feel a part of it. If you are single, love on the rebound could become a best-ever partnership. Exciting action centres around where and how you live, as a change of address inspires you to write about it. Your ability to express yourself frankly is the key to success, so don’t limit your words. Let them out! If you are single, you find the perfect way to introduce yourself to that gorgeous newcomer. You are the smart, serious one in the family who finds the best way to share out responsibilities. Your hidden strengths go on show at work as you solve problems mystifying a manager. It may feel safer to disguise how deep your love goes but it can freeze a relationship. Single? Try looking in a veggie cafe. 45 46 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM Chats Tarots Book your advertising 24/7 at: thesun.co.uk/ advertise CITY C 1GM Sun THE FTSE 100 ROSE 23.01 TO 7671.11 Tough time . . . worker at firm 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: email@example.com 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. 47 £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 Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 240 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. 48 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM WE’VE PUT £2M IN YOUR POCKETS Tina is putting her cash towards a holiday for her 25th wedding anniversary. We hope you enjoy some silver service on us. TINA ARIS, from Portsmouth GET £5 FREE CASH TURN TO PAGE 24 FOR TODAY’S CODE CASH★TREATS ★PRIZES TO JOIN VISIT SUNSAVERS.CO.UK OR GET THE APP & COLLECT 28 CODES 18+ UK residents only (excludes Isle of Man & Channel Islands). See full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/terms Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 1GM ABC CHECK B-Bangor, C-Chelmsford, N-Newcastle, W-W’hampton BROTHERS IN ARMS . . . Spieth is excited by Woods’ return Jordan’s joy at Tiger talk 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” “It makes sense. You Championship know there’s going to be and again threatened to young talent spread out boycott the tournament. and excitement because The five-time winner, of that depth. 42, insisted at last “But with Tiger we just month’s Northern Ireland don’t exactly know what Open that a second series it’s going to bring. of his pool-playing docu“The place he’s at in mentary Hustle was life, I think he’s in the earmarked for the spring. best position in a few And snooker’s biggest 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. The Rocket has also 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. RON RAPS CRUCIBLE Able Jack 6.45C Acker Bilk 5.35W Ad Vitam 4.35W Alderson 3.55B Alf ‘n’ Dor 1.45B American Life 3.20B Anif 5.05W Apalis 1.30N Approaching Menace 6.15C Archibelle 1.30N Arden Denis 3.20B Argante 7.15C Arnoul Of Metz 3.30W Article Fifty 2.50B Authentic Art 2.25W Ayr Of Elegance 7.15C Babette 4.35W Ballyegan Warrior 1.15B Barnsdale 8.45C Beau Mistral 8.45C Before Midnight 3.55B Billyoakes 4.05W Blame Me Forever 6.15C Bobby Vee 4.35W Bold Prediction 6.45C Bonjour Steve 4.35W Boom The Groom 7.45C Braes Of Lochalsh 2.05N Breathless Times 3.30W Brockey Rise 1.55W Bronzallure 2.50B Brotherly Company 3.10N Bungee Jump 1.55W Burns Cross 3.55B Butoolat 4.35W Captain Scooby 8.45C Carlton Ryan 1.45B Casina di Notte 6.45C Catching On 1.45B Celtic Artisan 4.20N Champagne Pink 3.10N Charles Fox 3.30W Charlie’s Dreamer 4.05W Cobbler’s Son 2.50B Coillte Cailin 5.05W Compas Scoobie 7.45C Cougar Kid 3.20B Courier 3.00W Court House 1.00N Crindle Carr 5.35W Daisy Bere 5.05W Danzay 6.15C Dark Aster 2.50B Daschas 4.55N Dashing Dusty 2.25W Daze Out 3.30W Desert Ruler 3.10N Diagnostic 3.00W Dichato 2.40N Doc Carver 2.50B Doctor Haze 2.15B Dragon Tattoo 2.25W Dream Serenade 1.30N Duhallow Lad 2.50B Duke Cosimo 4.55N Duke Of Kilcorral 2.50B Dynamo Walt 7.45C Ebtkaar 6.45C Equilibrium 1.55W Exchequer 8.15C Fareeq 8.45C 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. NO BOUNDARIES Get Darren Gough’s view on The Ashes. Drivetime. Today from 4pm. And don’t miss a wicket throughout the night with our regular updates. Get stuck in! 1089/1053AM DAB Radio Mobile 49 HOW TO LISTEN: talkSPORT.com DOWNLOAD THE APP 50 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM GO ONLINE AT THESUN.CO.UK/SPORT/HORSERACING BANGOR 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (6) (1) (4) (7) (5) (2) (3) GOING: STANDARD TEMPLEGATE 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 (3) (1) (2) (5) (6) (4) 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 (6) (3) (4) (1) (2) (5) 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 51 3 4 5 6 7 8 (7) (5) (6) (8) (4) (1) 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 1 (1) 2 (10) 3 (7) 4 (11) 5 (3) 6 (6) 7 (4) 8 (5) 9 (12) 10(8) 11(9) 12(2) 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. PLACEPOT: £96.50 Q/POT: £66.10 WOLVERHAMPTON 4.10: 1 BREAKING FREE J Hart (3-1); 2 Tasaaboq (11-4 jtfav); 3 Simply Clever (11-1). 12 ran (Oor Jock 11-4 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 Sunshine (12-1). 11 ran (Billyfairplay 74 fav). 3l; 3 / 4l. P McEntee. T: £3.20; £1.40, £1.80, £3.20. Ex: £18.10. Tricast: £125.28. Trifecta: £97.30. CF: £15.59. NR: Three Majors. 5.10: 1 ARNARSON R Havlin (7-2 fav); 2 Clock Chimes (9-2); 3 Little Miss Kodi (9-1). 9 ran. 5l; 11/4l. E Dunlop. T: £3.30; £1.30, £2, £2.60. Ex: £17.20. Tricast: £124.15. CF: £18.02. NR: Amazing Grazing, Compass Hill, Joey’s Destiny. 5.40: 1 ENERGIA FLAVIO C Rodriguez (11-2); 2 Pour La Victoire (25-1); 3 Beauden Barrett (9-1). 7 ran (Acrux 6-4 fav). 1l; nk. P Morris. T: £4.30; £1.50, £6.80. Ex: £54.70. Trifecta: £261.40. CF: £103.90. 6.10: 1 DESERT WIND S Donohoe (91); 2 Barbara Villiers (4-1); 3 Pilgrim Soul (11-4). 10 ran (That’s So Cool evens fav). 6l; nk. E Vaughan. T: £11.70; £2.50, £1.40, £1.30. Ex: £37.60. Trifecta: £130.40. CF: £46.02. 6.40: 1 KING KEVIN R Havlin (9-4 fav); 2 Berlusca (28-1); 3 Perceived (33-1). 13 ran. 3/4l; shd. E Dunlop. T: £2.90; £1.40, £9, £6.90. Ex: £84.20. Tricast: £1657.85. Trifecta: £838. CF: £80.99. 7.10: 1 SUNSHINEANDBUBBLES Rossa Ryan (8-1); 2 Critical Thinking (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. CF: £39.55. PLACEPOT: £203.40 Q/POT: £110.60 52 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 2GM 5TH TEST in association with TAKE THE SUPER BOWL CHALLENGE AND WIN NFL TICKETS well. 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HOW TO PLAY Simply pick the winners of the games from Wild Card Weekend on January 6, right up to Super Bowl Sunday and score points for getting it right. 3-9 Enter your predictions for each round Winners will be selected at random from those who have entered If you get any wrong, you can enter new predictions each week Play free now at superbowlchallenge.co.uk IN THE PINK . . . England stars wear special caps ahead of the Pink Test in aid of the McGrath Foundation breast cancer charity By JOHN ETHERIDGE 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 CAP FITS . . . England spinner Mason Crane receives his cap from Graeme Swann before making his debut r e n n a l p Root R U O T S E H S A T X E N D A E L O T S JOE WANT 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 ENGLAND TO WIN ODI SERIES IN AUSTRALIA 5/2 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.” Tweet @JohnSunCricket THE ONLY PLACE TO WATCH THE ASHES LIVE INDIA POSER FOR CAPTAIN JOE ROOT is considering playing in the megabucks Indian Premier League. England’s captain may put his name up for next month’s auction. The tournament is in April and May but Root would have to return early as 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. CATCH UP ON DAY 1 ACTION @ thesun.co.uk/sport Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 2GM Ryan has all-clear 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.” Y A L P ALL NEW Olympic no-go call SUN SIX AMERICA is facing calls to boycott next month’s Winter Olympics if North Korea take part. Hosts South Korea are hoping their neighbours will accept an invitation to the Games, which will 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 Korea goes to the Winter Olympics, we do not.” HAVE A CHEEKY LITTLE PUNT... GET SIX SCORES RIGHT YOU wait ages for a tasty London derby, then two come along in as many days. After Arsenal and Chelsea locked horns last night, it’s Tottenham and West Ham tonight. Harry Kane should start after recovering from illness and is 2/1 with Sun Bets to open the scoring. It’s 4/1 for Marko Arnautovic, four goals in five games, and Kane to net anytime with Sun Bets. If you fancy Hammers to repeat their League Cup comeback, it’s 80/1 with Sun Bets for Spurs to lead at half-time but the Irons to win. DIAMOND: Harry Kane to score first, 2/1, Sun Bets. NEXT BEST: Harry Kane and Marko Arnautovic to score any time, 4/1, Sun Bets. LONG SHOT: Tottenham HT/ West Ham FT, 80/1, Sun Bets. 18+ T&Cs apply. Odds subject to change. 53 CAROLINE PIC ME UP By JAMES CLARKE AUSSIE cycling star Caroline Buchanan has shared shocking photos of her car crash injuries. The multiple BMX and mountain bike champ suffered a broken sternum (left) and a collapsed lung on Saturday. But the brave rider is already planning a comeback. Buchanan joked on Instagram: “I wouldn’t say 2017 ended quite as planned. “It’s been a rough couple of days after a vehicle roll. “I just moved to a private room and everything is moving in a positive recovery direction.” She is a five-time mountain bike world champion and threetime BMX world champion. It is understood the accident involved a single vehicle. Friend Matt Elliston said: “We know Caroline to be quite a fighter, so I imagine she will bounce back very quickly.” WRIGHTY KNOWS THE SCORE. DO YOU? POWERED BY POWE PLAY FOR FREE AT THESUN.CO.UK/SUNSIX 18+ STAY IN CONTROL. LEAVE BEFORE YOU LOSE IT. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG One free Sun Six entry per individual per game week. Registration required to play. T&Cs apply. 54 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM PREMIER LEAGUE TAUNT From Back Page 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’ Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 1GM SPURS v WEST HAM 55 8pm & LISTEN LIVE ON MOUTHS WANTED . . . Danny Rose United set for £50m Rose bid By DAVE KIDD STOKED UP . . . Arnautovic enjoys his goal against 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 Tweet @davekidd_ 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’ 56 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GM 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.” Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 2GM 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 57 Women - A Sasnovich (Blr) bt A Kontaveit (Est) 1-6 7-6 6-3; E Svitolina (Ukr) bt A Konjuh (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. 58 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 2GM 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. Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... 2GM 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. Tweet @neilashton_ MISS . . . another wasted chance from the Chelsea striker MISS . . . Blues’ £24million man can find no way past Cech WENGER 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 60 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 2GM 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 PREM TOP OF W D L F A Pts P Man City .........22 20 Man Utd..........22 14 Chelsea...........22 14 Liverpool........22 12 Tottenham.... 21 12 Arsenal...........22 11 2 5 4 8 4 6 0 64 13 3 45 16 4 41 16 2 50 25 5 41 20 5 40 28 62 47 46 44 40 39 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 Stoke fans hate me because they all miss me y(7HA3A7*MQSTOQ( |||+"!=' PAGES 54 & 55 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 Turn to Page 54 SHOCKER . . . yesterday’s Sun © NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS Ltd, 2018. Published and licensed for distribution in electronic and all other derivative formats by News Group Newspapers Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF, 020 7782 4000. Printed by Newsprinters (Broxbourne) Ltd, Great Cambridge Road, Waltham Cross, EN8 8DY; Newsprinters (Knowsley) Ltd, Kitling Road, Prescot, Merseyside L34 9HN; Newsprinters (Eurocentral) Limited, Byramsmuir Road, Holytown, Motherwell ML1 4WH; Adenium Limited (Webprint), Mahon Retail Park, Mahon, Cork; Smurfit Kappa News Press Limited, Kells Industrial Estate, Virginia Road, Kells, County Meath; KP Services, La Rue Martel, La Rue des Pres Trading Estate, St Saviour, Jersey, JE27QR. Abroad: Bulgaria BGN 6.00, Denmark DKR 23 (Sat DKR 23), Italy 2.50, Sweden SKR 29 (Sat SKR 33), Tunisia TND 3.50. Thursday, January 4, 2018 v January sales l 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? 1GX 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. l Prices correct at time of going to press 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 Room for va-v a-v 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 l Find these and more Morrisons.com. 1GX ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Mrs CRUNCH’s money savers MrsCRUNCH’smoneysavers L FOR LESS THAN £25 EACH va-voom v BRIGHTEN UP YOUR LIFE Perk up your living room with a George home succulent in a copper pot, £5, from Asda. Morrisons country heart lamp, £15, will brighten up the dark nights. Look forward to a new year with Tesco’s Love, Believe, Shine tealights three-pack, £8. Opt for the out-of-theordinary with a striking purple glass vase from JD Williams Home, £9. 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. And the most eye-catching 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. 4 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GX Call: 0330 331 0980 Visit: thesuntravel.co.uk/cruisedirection It’s the New Year sail with Royal Caribbean SEA the world in 2018 with SunTravel. We have teamed up with Cruise Direction to offer a range of great cruises with Royal Caribbean International. Like this one – a trip to the Singapore Grand Check out the FREE drink and FREE gratuity offers inside Prix including three-day Grandstand tickets. On Pages 2 and 3, we have a buy-onecruise-get-one-half-price deal – including deluxe drinks packages – on voyages to Europe, Scandinavia and the Med. Plus on Page 4, check out some of Cruise Direction’s trips to Australia and the US which include land tours. Call 0330 331 0980 to book your next holiday. Singapore Grand Prix Voyager of the Seas® • 9 nights • 12 September 2018 INCLUDES: ● Return international ﬂights from London ● Four nights’ four-star room-only accommodation in Singapore ● Grandstand tickets for three days to Singapore Grand Prix ● Private airport, port and hotel transfers ● Four nights’ full-board cruise accommodation on board Voyager of the Seas® ITINERARY: Fly London to Singapore – private transfer to 4* hotel for four-night stay – three-day Grandstand tickets for the Singapore Grand Prix – private transfer to port – board Voyager of the Seas® for four-night cruise – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Phuket, Thailand – day at sea – Singapore, disembark – private transfer to airport for return overnight ﬂight to London FROM £1699pp CALL 0330 331 0980 PLUS THE MED; NORWEGIAN FJORDS; CANARIES; NORTHERN EUROPE; SPAIN, FRANCE & PORTUGAL; SPAIN, FRANCE & ITALY; VENICE & ADRIATIC; VENICE & GREEK ISLANDS – PAGES 2 & 3 SYDNEY & QUEENSLAND; NIAGARA, NEW YORK & BAHAMAS; ALASKA PLUS ROCKY MOUNTAINS BY TRAIN; NEW ORLEANS, MEXICO & CARIBBEAN – PAGE 4 2 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GY CALL: 0330 331 0980 VISIT: thesuntravel.co.uk/cruisedirection Mediterranean Cities ITINERARY: Southampton – Gibraltar – Cartagena, Spain – Barcelona Spain – Palma De Mallorca – Valencia, Spain – Malaga, Spain – Cadiz (for Seville), Spain – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton ● 2nd passenger half price* ● FREE deluxe drinks package ● FREE gratuities CALL 0330 331 0980 ® Independence of the Seas 14 nights • 30 June 2018 FREE DELUXE DRINKS PACKAGE AND FREE GRATUITIES FROM £1799pp Norwegian Fjords ITINERARY: Southampton – Bergen – Geiranger – Alesund – Skjolden – Stavanger – Southampton ● 2nd passenger half price* ● FREE deluxe drinks package ● FREE gratuities CALL 0330 331 0980 Mediterranean Highlights ITINERARY: Southampton – Gibraltar – Cartagena, Spain – Barcelona Spain – Palma De Mallorca – Valencia, Spain – Malaga, Spain – Cadiz (for Seville), Spain – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton ● 2nd passenger half price* ● FREE deluxe drinks package ● FREE gratuities CALL 0330 331 0980 ® 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 CALL 0330 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 CALL 0330 331 0980 ● 2nd passenger half price* ● FREE deluxe drinks package ● FREE gratuities CALL 0330 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%. 1GY Thursday, January 4, 2018 ............... CALL: 0330 331 0980 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%. 3 4 ............... Thursday, January 4, 2018 1GY 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%.