close

Вход

Забыли?

вход по аккаунту

?

The Sun UK – 07 March 2018

код для вставкиСкачать
Sun
n
20p
THE
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
FOR A GREATER BRITAIN
LESS THAN
THE DAILY
MIRROR
50p
thesun.co.uk
RUSSIAN
N MI6 AGENT EXCLUSIVE
VICTIM
VICTIM
Former spy
Sergei Skripal
Yulia Skripal was taken ill on visit to her father
WHAT’S
YOUR
POISON?
By ALEX WEST
A KREMLIN assassin may have
spiked ex-double agent Sergei Skripal’s pint with poison, police fear.
Russian Skripal, 66, and daughter
Yulia had been drinking in a pub
just before they were found slumped
on a shopping centre bench.
Counter-terror officers are investigating whether a potent toxin was
slipped into their drinks at The Mill
pub in Salisbury, Wilts.
The former spy’s family say he
has been living in fear of a Russian
Continued on Page Five
FULL SENSATIONAL STORY: SEE PAGES 4, 5, 6 AND 7
lCops fear
toxin ‘hit’
spy’s pub
pint spiked
l‘Potent
chemical’
used on dad
& daughter
lSergei’s
folks knew
‘it would
end badly’
lPressure
on Royals
to boycott
World Cup
2 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
EU BOSS BACKS MAY VISION
N
BREXTHROUGH
Citizens’ rights deal is
close after PM speech
By PAUL REVOIR
negotiating stance for a future
trade deal today.
Separately yesterday Brexit Secretary David Davis warned rebel
MPs a Commons vote on a deal
will not be able to block Brexit.
He told a cross-party Commons
committee: “I don’t view a meaningful vote as overruling the referendum. We will leave in all
circumstances.”
And he panned claims
from ex-PM John Major
among others that Brexit
could trigger the return of
IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries in Ireland.
He insisted: “No matter
what happens, nothing will
provide any sort of excuse
for men of violence to
return.” steve.hawkes@
the-sun.co.uk
Praising the PM’s Brexit vision,
he said: “I think it is possible that
in the coming days and coming
weeks we can make progress on
this, we can conclude on this.”
A deal would cover rights of
EU citizens in Brexit Britain
and Brits living in Europe.
Speaking after Downing
Street talks with the PM
and Cabinet Ministers,
Mr Verhofstadt insisted
Britain would be better
off staying in the customs
union and single market.
But
the
upbeat
tone
Praise . . . Mrs May
e
I think in ths
y
a
d
coming
ke
we can ma
s
s
e
r
prog
STADT
- GUY VERHOF
PHIL DIG AT BARNIER
Tariff hike fear
TRADE with 70 countries could
nosedive on Brexit Day unless
ministers ensure existing EU
deals roll over, a report warns.
More than ten per cent of
UK exports risk facing an
immediate
hike
in
tariffs,
according to the Commons
International Trade committee.
PHILIP Hammond will today single out the EU’s chief negotiator
as a hypocrite for trying to
block the City from a trade deal.
Michel Barnier has said agreements for financial services are
Gay jibes
aide quits
impossible. But the Chancellor
will claim Mr Barnier, right, previously “worked hand in hand”
with UK ministers to urge the US
and Canada to include finance in
their new EU trade deals.
Kim backs
nukes ban
A TRANSGENDER model
shamed for homophobic
tweets blamed the media
yesterday as she quit as a
Labour LGBT adviser.
Munroe Bergdorf, 29,
said she was sick of being
“tabloid fodder” and left
as she didn’t want to take
away from the debate on
gender recognition.
She was criticised at
the weekend for social
posts from 2011 in which
she mocked someone as
a “hairy barren lesbian”
and a “butch lezza”.
What could
possibly go
Jong?
KIM Jong-un smiles as he
holds his first ever meeting
with South Korean officials.
The North Korean leader is
understood to have said he is
willing to get rid of his nukes.
US President Donald Trump
said the meeting in Pyongyang
offered “possible progress”.
He tweeted: “May be false
hope, but the US is ready to
go hard in either direction!”
4
GLASGOW
EDINBURGH
BELFAST
7
7
NEWCASTLE
LEEDS
LIVERPOOL
MANCHESTER
7
NORWICH
BIRMINGHAM
DUBLIN
CARDIFF
6 PLYMOUTH
9
7
BRISTOL
8
7
9
LONDON
SOUTHAMPTON
TODAY: Mist and patchy rain over
the South East will clear. Sunny
spells for England and Wales. A few
showers mostly in western areas.
Western Scotland and Northern
Ireland will have showery rain.
TONIGHT: Showery rain for most
in the early evening. Cloud with
showers affecting central and
southern parts later in the night.
OUTLOOK: Tomorrow, mist and
fog patches in the North will clear
leaving sunny spells and showers.
Largely dry for southern England
and Wales.
A frosty start to Friday with some
patchy mist and fog. Rain in the
south later with freshening winds.
THU 5˚
All smiles . . . Mr
Verhofstadt and
Mr Davis yesterday
in Downing Street
DUP deal vow
DUP leader Arlene Foster
vowed yesterday to torpedo
any Brexit deal that splits
Northern Ireland from the rest
of Britain. She called EU
negotiator
Michel
Barnier’s
border proposals “unacceptable” and challenged Theresa
May to devise a counter plan.
UKIP ‘BROKE’
UKIP chiefs have admitted the party is just days
from bankruptcy, The Sun can reveal.
Interim leader Gerard Batten has written to local
branches begging for help to raise £100,000. He
warned “the future of the party . . . is in question”.
Meanwhile ousted leader Henry Bolton has
formed a new party called OneNation.
‘GRILL GOOGLE’
SOCIAL media giants must not be allowed to buy
themselves out of trouble over data breaches, the
Information Commissioner vowed yesterday.
Elizabeth Denham told MPs probing fake news
that rather than fining firms such as Google she
wanted extra powers in the new Data Protection
Bill to force them to hand over information.
SUJIKO
5
ABERDEEN
BBC star
hit by fake
news rap
THE BBC’s media editor
is facing claims he spread
fake news in a speech he
gave — about fake news.
Amol Rajan told students how, when working
for
The
Independent’s
website, he made an article the most read story
that month by inserting
the words “One Direction” into the headline.
In his lecture, published on the BBC’s website, Rajan said the story
was about the House of
Lords and civil service.
But The Independent
yesterday said its records
showed it was about the
Jimmy Savile crisis and
was the 1,460th most
read story of the month.
An online article said:
“He appears to have
delivered fake news.”
Rajan tweeted: “If any
aspect is factually incorrect I apologise.”
By STEVE HAWKES
A BREAKTHROUGH on a key
Deputy Political Editor
Brexit sticking point could
come in days, the European sparked hopes an overall Brexit
agreement is inching closer.
Parliament’s chief negotiator
His comments came as EU
bosses prepare to publish their
declared yesterday.
Guy Verhofstadt said Theresa
May’s “realistic” speech on Friday had paved the way for an
agreement on citizens’ rights.
Anecdote . . . Rajan
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.
PUZZLES: PAGE 43
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
ombudsman@the-sun.co.uk or
write to The Sun Ombudsman,
1
London
Bridge
Street, London, SE1 9GF.
WHISTLE STOP
Wolf-whistling on public
transport should be made
a hate crime, MP Melanie
Onn will say today.
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.
WhatsApp: 0742 372 0250
SAT 7˚
PRISONERS are ordering
drugs
like
“Deliveroo”
takeaways using illegal
phones and drone dropoffs at their cell window,
the new Justice Secretary
said yesterday.
Unveiling a crackdown
on drugs and violence in
jails, David Gauke said:
“Some of our prisons
have fallen below the
standards we expect.”
We pay for your stories
Call: 020 7782 4100
or our Manchester office on:
0161 9355351
FRI 6˚
Jails’ blitz
on drugs
email: exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
or our Manchester office on:
sunmanchester@the-sun.co.uk
Today’s
birthdays
Breaking Bad’s BRYAN
CRANSTON, 62, left,
actress RACHEL WEISZ,
48, right, and explorer
RANULPH FIENNES, 74.
lLast night’s Health
Lottery numbers: 6, 11, 21,
22, 50. Bonus: 45.
l Last night’s
EuroMillions numbers:
15, 20, 26, 31, 44. Lucky
Stars: 2, 9.
2GM
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
A PUSH-UPTON BRA
By JACK LING
MODEL and actress Kate Upton gets her frills showcasing
a new lingerie line.
The American star, 25, wore pink floral knickers and bra
in Miami for Yamanay’s Spring 2018 collection.
She also curled up seductively in a lattice chair in a
matching white lace two-piece, right.
Kate, who appeared in 2017 film The Layover with Baywatch star Alexandra Daddario, 31, married baseball ace
Justin Verlander, 35, in November.
SAUSAGE BRAWL
GREGGS’
BOUNCER
LOOKS A
BIT
TASTY
Security at pasty shops
Picture: YAMAMAY
EXCLUSIVE by STEPHEN MOYES
PASTY chain Greggs is
employing bouncers to stop
punters pinching sausage
rolls and causing trouble.
Several of its shops now have
full-time guards on the doors.
They include an outlet a short
walk from Millwall’s football ground
in Bermondsey, South East London.
A member of staff who welcomed
the extra protection claimed: “Every
weekend, there’s usually a fight. People try to steal things. We’ve even
had people try to smash the glass.”
Some of Greggs’ 1,700 UK stores
now open late at night for clubbers.
Its HQ is in Newcastle, where the
city’s main store also has a bouncer.
Other guards have been spotted in
Manchester, Nottingham and Derby.
Two branches in Salford were
given security following knife raids.
Greggs said: “Our robust security
systems are reviewed regularly on a
shop-by-shop basis.”
GOT a story? Call The Sun on 020
7782 4104, Whatsapp on 07423 720
250 or email exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
stephen.moyes@the-sun.co.uk
Come ’n’ have a roll
if you think you’re
hard enough
IF YOU WANNABE MY LEAVER: POSH REUNION SHOCK
On door . . bouncer at outlet yesterday
bi
arre
PAGES 20 & 21
3
4 ...............
2GM
REDS’ POISON PLOT
1
TERROR POLICE
1pm Sergei and daughter Yulia leave home in Christie
Miller Rd for mile-and-a-half walk to Salisbury city centre
2
1.30pm They arrive at Zizzi’s Italian restaurant off the market
square and choose table 37 at the back by the kitchen
2.15-2.30pm Sergei demands the bill and storms out of
FIND LADY
WITH RED
HANDBAG
the restaurant with Yulia
Critically ill . . . Skripal and Yulia
By ALEX WEST
and MATT WILKINSON
A BLONDE woman with a
red handbag captured on
CCTV 20 minutes before
ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia
were found poisoned was
being hunted yesterday.
The
footage
showed
the
young woman walking beside
an older man not far from the
bench where the stricken pair
were discovered.
Initially it was thought the film
was of former double agent Skripal
and Yulia, who were out having a
meal in Salisbury, Wilts.
But one witness who had seen
the pair hours before they collapsed insisted Yulia was not
blonde but had reddish brown hair.
Skripal, 66, and Yulia, 33, were
yesterday critically ill in hospital as
counter-terror officers took charge
of the inquiry.
They are investigating a theory
that a Kremlin assassin may have
spiked the pair’s drinks in a pub.
They had gone into The Mill pub
following a meal in a Zizzi restaurant. Officers yesterday took CCTV
from inside The Mill.
The pub is yards from the bench
where retired Colonel Skripal and
Yulia were found doubled up in
pain and vomiting.
Bio-terrorism
experts
played
down fears that the pair were targeted with radioactive poison like
the polonium-210 used to assassinate ex-KGB officer Alexander
Litvinenko in London in 2006.
A chemical poison like thallium
is believed more likely.
Last night chemical teams in
hazardous materials suits were
dispatched to an ambulance station
in Amesbury, Wilts, believed to be
connected to the poisoning.
Skripal, who worked in Russian
military intelligence, was jailed in
Moscow in 2006 for selling secrets
to MI6. He is said to have revealed
the identities of Russian agents.
He was freed in 2010 as part of a
swap for captured Russian spies
and came to the UK, settling in
Salisbury. But he is said to have
feared that henchmen of Russia’s
President Putin were still determined to exact revenge.
On Sunday he and Yulia, who is
thought to have been visiting from
her home in Moscow, arrived at
Zizzi at around 1.30pm.
They ate starters, seafood risotto
and drank white wine and water.
Skripal lost his temper after
being forced to wait 40 minutes for
his main course.
A chef said: “He was very angry
and being very rude. He was
Couple on CCTV minutes before ‘hit’
smartly dressed and had a thick
Russian accent but he was behaving like an a******e.”
The chef, who said Yulia had
“shoulder length reddish brown
hair”, added: “He was waving his
hands and banging the table. She
barely said a word.”
The chef said their food could
not have been contaminated but
admitted drinks were vulnerable.
He added: “If he’s been poisoned,
it definitely wasn’t in the food.
“No one came up to their table
during the meal.
“There’s a possibility something
could have been put in their drinks
because they are made at the bar
by the front door. They are left
there and then carried over to the
tables by the waiters. But it would
be difficult to know which drinks
are going to which table.
“I
don’t
believe
anything
happened in the restaurant.”
Skripal and Yulia left Zizzi at
around 2.30pm and went to the
pub. The CCTV footage, taken by a
gym’s security cameras, shows an
older man walking with the blonde
with the red bag at 3.47pm.
It was 28 minutes before a 999
call from a member of the public
who found Skripal and Yulia
unconscious on a bench outside
The Maltings shopping centre. A
witness said he saw them slumped
on the bench. He added: “There
was a man on the bench with his
head between his legs being sick.
“I
couldn’t
see
the
woman
properly, she was on the floor at
the other person’s feet.”
Professor Alastair Hay, an expert
on chemical weapons, said Skripal
and Yulia’s blood, saliva and urine
will be tested for traces of toxins.
But he said if the cause was
“more unusual” results might not
be expected for several days.
Skripal suffered a series of family
tragedies after he was exiled to the
UK. Wife Liudmila died from cancer in 2012 and in the past two
years he lost his older brother and
43-year-old son Alexandr.
Last night The Times reported
the deaths of his wife and son will
also form part of the police probe.
Alexandr was said to have died
from liver failure on holiday in St
Petersburg last year. But Skripal
was unhappy with the Russian
doctors’ diagnosis because Alexandr
had been so healthy.
His body was brought back to
Britain for his funeral last year.
Sources in Russia suggested this
may have helped the Kremlin track
Skripal’s whereabouts.
One said: “It is possible to
assume that if Russian intelligence
2GM
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
PROBE SPY TOXIN ATTACK
3
4
2.45pm The couple take a short walk
and arrive at The Mill pub
3.47pm A man and a woman with short blonde hair and a big red handbag
are caught on CCTV walking past Snap Fitness gym towards The Mill pub
5
4-4.15pm Witness Freya
Church sees pair collapsed
on a park bench in the
Maltings shopping area
Probe . . .
cop in bio
suit at pub
A30
5 Maltings
1 Sergei
shopping
centre
Skripal’s
home
2 Zizzi
restaurant
4 CCTV
footage
3 The Mill
pub
A36
6
A3094
A354
4.15pm Paramedics and
cops arrive at the scene
and Sergei and Yulia are
taken to hospital
A338
6 Salisbury
SALISBURY
wanted to learn where exactly
Sergei
Skripal
lives,
then
repatriation of his son could have
helped them.”
Friends of Skripal’s yesterday
said he liked to drink at Salisbury’s
Railway social club.
Nicholas Sebright, 70, said: “He
was just one of the guys that came
in on a Sunday and sat drinking
with his pals.”
alex.west@the-sun.co.uk
The Sun Says — Page Ten
ADDITIONAL
REPORTING: TOM WELLS, NICK
PARKER, ANDY JEHRING,
JAMES
MILLS,
PATRICK
GYSIN and ANDY CRICK.
District
Hospital
BETRAYED
BY A WORD
TRAITOR’S daughter Yulia Skripal
may have been poisoned over a single word criticism of Vladimir Putin
on Facebook, it was said yesterday.
Yulia, 33, left, commented “nice” when a pal
said Putin stole from the
poor and deserved jail.
His
henchmen
are
thought to have monitored her social media.
Continued from Page One
revenge attack. A relative said:
“He knew it would end badly —
that he would not be left alone.”
Russia yesterday denied attempting to assassinate Skripal — amid
claims President Putin ordered the
hit as a pre-election stunt.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
warned Moscow that “no attempt
to take innocent life on UK soil
will go unpunished” — and put
pressure on the Royal Family to
boycott the World Cup in Russia.
Both Skripal and Yulia, 33, were
still critically ill last night.
Police are scrutinising CCTV of
an older man and a woman with
POISON
IN PUB
a red handbag. It was taken near
where Skripal and Yulia collapsed.
Experts at the MoD’s Porton
Down research centre believe the
pair could have been poisoned
with highly toxic thallium, a
POISON SO RARE OUR BOFFINS HAVEN’T FOUND IT: SEE PAGES 6 & 7
chemical once used by Saddam
Hussein. The heads of MI5 and
MI6 were summoned to No10 yesterday to brief Theresa May.
Skripal, who served in Russia’s
military intelligence, was jailed
there in 2006 for selling secrets to
MI6. He was freed in 2010 in a
swap for captured Russian agents
and started a new life in Salisbury.
His wife Liudmila died from
cancer aged 59 in October 2012.
In the past two years his older
brother and 43-year-old son Alexandr have also died.
The apparently healthy Alexandr
allegedly suffered liver failure on
holiday with his girlfriend.
5
6 ...............
2GM
REDS’ POISON PLOT
ROYAL CUP CALL
ROYALS are being pressured to boycott the World
Cup
in
Russia
over
the suspected assassination
attempt on the spy.
Foreign Secretary Boris
Johnson insisted yesterday
the
unconfirmed
attack
could not go unpunished.
A member of the Royal
Family would usually be
expected
to
attend
the
tournament, but they and
ministers are facing pressure
By STEVE HAWKES
from Boris to snub this
summer’s event.
FA
president
Prince
William and Prince Harry
have supported England at
previous tournaments.
Boris had to abandon suggestions the England team
may pull out of the World
Cup. A source close to him
insisted he meant “officials
and dignitaries”.
PUTIN IS PRIME
‘It was orders
from Kremlin’
A FIERCE Putin critic told MPs yesterday the attack was a “Kremlin hit”
and the Russian government wants
him dead too.
Financier Bill Browder, left,
said Skripal was seen as a
traitor and Putin “said publicly that he kills traitors”.
And he told a Commons
committee Russia “have not
figured out a way yet to kill
me and get away with it”.
By TOM NEWTON DUNN, Political Editor, and NICK PARKER
SPY chiefs have briefed Theresa May that Russia is
the prime suspect for the attack on Sergei Skripal,
using a rare and almost untraceable poison.
Last
night
military
scientists
were
still
unable
“definitively” identify what was used to strike him down.
to
The PM summoned the heads of MI5 and MI6 to No10 for an emergency briefing of her National Security Council yesterday afternoon.
The Government rapidly upgraded its response to the poisoning of the
66-year-old Russian double agent and his daughter Yulia once terror
cops took over and the sophistication of the suspected hit became clear.
Preliminary toxicology tests at research centre Porton Down ruled out
nuclear material or a nerve agent. The Sun can reveal that suspicion is
focussing on a hybrid version of
the heavy metal thallium.
Known
as
the
“poisoner’s
poison”, Thallium is colourless,
odourless and tasteless, as well as
slow-acting and painful.
Mrs May and her senior ministers were told it was “touch and
go” whether gravely-ill Colonel
Skripal and Yulia, 33, will survive,
a security source revealed.
Intelligence chiefs put the focus
on Kremlin agents. They suggested
no other organisation had the technical ability to devise sophisticated
poisons, the capability to deliver it
and the motive to kill Skripal.
In the Commons, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told MPs the
attack had “echoes” of the 2006
London death of former spy
Alexander Litvinenko — who was
poisoned with tea laced with
radioactive polonium-210.
Sending a message to Moscow,
Mr Johnson warned: “Should evidence emerge that implies state
responsibility, then Her Majesty’s
Government will respond appropriately and robustly.”
But the Russian suspected of killing Litvinenko mocked claims that
Skripal had been targeted.
Former KGB bodyguard Andrey
Lugovoy, 51, sneered: “Maybe it
was something he’d eaten.”
He claimed that Skripal was not
“interesting” for his country’s security services, adding: “Russia does
not chase defectors.”
But experts and Russian dissidents
claimed
ruthless
leader
Vladimir Putin ordered the assassination attempt to boost his
strongman image 11 days before
the country’s presidential election.
He has publicly vowed to hunt
down and eradicate all Russian
“traitors” — and Col
Skripal is believed
a Kremlin spokesman
to have betrayed as
called the poisoning a
many as 300 Russian
“tragic situation” and
agents
working
insisted:
“We
don’t
abroad
before
his
have any information”.
role was exposed in
Russia’s
Foreign
2006. He identified
Ministry called claims
them in exchange for
of Moscow involve£72,000 from MI6.
ment “groundless”.
Tory MP and RusAnd
others
even
sia expert Bob Seely
said:
“Putin
could
claimed it was an
well have ordered this
“inside job” by British
lium
thal
.
.
e
tanc
subs
assassination
simply Deadly
agents.
because he can, and
Home
Secretary
he is inviting Russia
Amber Rudd chairs a meeting of
to laugh at us.”
the
COBRA
emergency
committee
A friend of Mr Litvinenko,
author Yuri Felshtinsky, said: “The today in another sign the incident
FSB always kills defectors as a is escalating into a security crisis.
tnd@the-sun.co.uk
loyalty warning to its agents.” But
lMAY BE
RAT-KILLER
THALLIUM
lBORIS IN
THREAT TO
RUSSIANS
lMURDER
SUSPECT’S
SICK TAUNT
TOXIN LETHAL
THALLIUM is a metal element
widely used in electronics.
It is easy to deliver in liquid
form if slipped into food or drink.
Symptoms include hair loss and
nerve damage, and are often suggestive of other illnesses. It causes
rapid death if taken in high doses.
It was widely sold as a rat and
ant poison in the past.
And it was once dubbed “Inheritance Powder” due to the ease
with which poisoners used it to
bump off relatives.
14 DEATHS
ON UK SOIL
US spies fear 14 previous suspicious deaths
on
UK
soil
were
Russian assassinations.
Victims include Brit
lawyer Stephen Moss,
46, a 2003 heart attack
victim
after
helping
Putin critic Boris Berezovsky. The other 13 are
detailed on the right.
YURI
GOLUBEV
PAUL
CASTLE
STEPHEN
CURTIS
OIL billionaire dead at
64 in armchair at his
London flat
in 2007.
THE entrepreneur, 54,
was
killed
by a London
Tube
train
in 2010.
LAWYER and
Berezovsky
pal, 45, who
died in helicopter crash
in 2004.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
2GM
SUSPECT IN ‘HIT’ ON AGENT
Poison
so rare
our spy
boffins
haven’t
found it
Ministers
harder in
1970s on
Moscow
By
Prof Robert Service
Litvinenko inquiry expert
BORIS
Johnson
has
threatened Russia over
the
World
Cup
if
Vladimir Putin’s secret
services poisoned Sergei
Skripal and his daughter.
But in the past we were a
lot tougher on Russia.
Back
in
1971
another
Foreign
Secretary,
Alec
Douglas-Home, expelled 90
soviet diplomats to get rid of
espionage on British soil.
Relations were frosty for a
time but the message got
home that London was not
to be trifled with.
Today Russia’s FSB — the
modern-day KGB — carry on
killing their enemies abroad
just as they have always
done since the 1920s.
Make no mistake. Putin
alone is in charge of Russian
security policy.
But the rule is that whenever the FSB makes its hits
nobody should know about
his involvement.
When the TV cameras are
on him, he simply shrugs his
shoulders if asked about any
dirty business.
We do not yet know many
details about the Skripal
poisoning.
But there is a suspicion
that he was attacked for
betraying secrets to MI6.
He was part of a spy-swap
agreed with Moscow.
But if it is shown that the
FSB poisoned Skripal, any
future spy-swap agreement
between Russia and Britain
is worthless.
World Cup threat is
pin prick to Putin
SPY EYEFUL
RUSSIAN spy Anna Chapman
poses happily on a beach in
Thailand, while the double
agent she was swapped with
fights for his life.
The
36-year-old,
dubbed
“Russia’s
most
glamorous
secret agent”, posted a string
of pictures on Instagram of
her sunshine break in Phuket.
Chapman was one of ten spies
exchanged for Sergei Skripal
as part of the Russian-US prisoner swap in 2010.
She was hailed as a national
hero on her return, posing in
lingerie and armed with a
handgun for a magazine cover.
BADRI
PATARKATSISHVILI
GARETH
WILLIAMS
DANIEL
McGRORY
IGOR
PONOMAREV
DR MATTHEW
PUNCHER
SCOT
YOUNG
ROBERT
CURTIS
JOHNNY
ELICHAOFF
BORIS
BEREZOVSKY
ALEXANDER
PEREPILICHNYY
BUSINESS
pal of Berezovsky dead
at 52 after
chest pains
in 2008.
MI6
and
GCHQ spy’s
body
was
locked in a
sports bag
in 2010.
THE Times
foreign correspondent
died from a
brain illness
in 2007.
THE Russian
diplomat, 41,
died
after
2006 extreme
thirst
collapse.
SCIENTIST
died in Oxford in 2016.
Coroner ruled he stabbed himself.
PROPERTY
developer
fell
from
fourth floor
of
London
flat in 2014.
PROPERTY
tycoon and
millionaire
fell under a
Tube
train
in 2012.
EX-HUBBY of
TV’s Trinny
Woodall fell
from roof of
shops mall
in 2014.
PUTIN critic
found dead
with a ligature around
his neck in
2013.
BUSINESSMAN
died
jogging
in
2012. Rare
toxin found
in his body.
Worthless, that is — until
London starts to make clear
to
Moscow
that
bad
behaviour will not pay.
Poor relations with Russia
followed the inquiry into the
gruesome death with radioactive
polonium-210
of
Alexander Litvinenko. The
hearing concluded that President Putin had “probably”
licensed the homicide.
The two FSB operatives
who are accused of having
carried out the killing were
celebrated on Russian TV.
One
of
them,
Andrei
Lugovoi, was elected to the
State Duma.
True, the British Government
applied
economic
sanctions against Russia after
its armed forces occupied
Crimea.
But apparently Mr Johnson
can now only think of
stopping the English football
team from taking part in the
forthcoming World Cup in
Russia.
This would be a pin prick
to President Putin.
Dozens of Russian agents
are based in our country.
What’s stopping ministers
from expelling them if the
counter-terrorist investigators
determine that this was an
FSB operation?
l Robert Service is Professor of
Russian History at Oxford
University.
7
8 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
PROSTATE SCREENING
‘CAN
HARM
BLOKES’
Surgery trauma
By NICK McDERMOTT, Health Editor
SCREENING healthy men for prostate
cancer can do more harm than good, a
major study reveals.
checks can also flag up
400K
men in trial that
found checks can
flag harmless
tumours but miss
cancer
Lampard, of the Royal
College of GPs, said medics have “long held reservations” about them.
But
Heather
Blake
from Prostate Cancer UK
said: “Right now the PSA
test is the best first step
we have to indicate there
may be a problem.” nick.
mcdermott@the-sun.co.uk
A DRUNK trucker was
convicted
yesterday
of
killing eight people after
stopping on the M1.
Ryszard Masierak, 31,
pulled up on the slow
lane after drinking cider.
A minibus that stopped
behind him waiting for a
chance to overtake was
struck from behind by a
truck driven by David
Wagstaff,
said
to
be
using a hands-free phone.
Eight on the bus, aged
from 26 to 63, died at
Newport Pagnall, Bucks.
Masierak, of Evesham,
Worcs, may face sentence
today at Reading crown
court. He was remanded
in custody by the judge.
Verdicts are awaited on
Wagstaff, of Stoke.
Sex toys
hack call
Analysis of 400,000 blokes aged 50 to 69
found current tests do not save lives among
those who have no symptoms.
Researchers warned the
harmless
tumours
but
miss aggressive cancers.
Prostate cancer affects
around 47,000 a year in
the UK and kills 11,000.
can
All
over-50s
request from their GP a
PSA test, which measures
a protein in the blood.
A
Cancer
Research
UK-funded
study
of
nearly 600 GP surgeries
in the UK found death
rates
were
identical
regardless of screening.
But symptomless blokes
often
underwent
traumatic surgery for slowgrowing tumours which
were harmless.
Lead researcher Prof
Richard
Martin,
from
Bristol University, said
the
test
can
“cause
unnecessary anxiety and
treatment”.
Prof
Helen
Stokes-
Guilty on
8 deaths
Plough on . .
Jonas Ershov
in Nenthead
Still ice-olated
FAMILIES in Cumbria are still
snowed in as the rest of the country thaws out.
More snow fell yesterday and residents in one of England’s highest
villages Nenthead have mountainous tasks digging out their homes.
The latest snow hampered efforts
to clear roads already blocked.
Bottled Water Rip-off — Page 26
THREE-DAY
FORECAST
TODAY
High: 10°C Sunny spells
Low: 6°C and showers
TOMORROW
High: 9°C
Low: 5°C
Sunny spells
and showers
FRIDAY
High: 10°C Dry and bright,
Low: 6°C showers in north
MINISTERS are calling
for improvements to security on smart devices in
TVs, toys and dildos.
It follows The Sun
revealing yesterday links
to the internet could be
hacked by blackmailers.
Experts estimate there
will be 420million connected devices in UK
homes by 2020.
The Government has
announced a review in
its £1.9billion cyber security strategy.
They
want
sensitive
data encrypted and better
password protection.
Alex Neil, of consumer
watchdog Which?, said:
“It’s vital that consumers
are not exposed to the
risk of cyber attacks.”
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
1GM
CHAZZA’S CHEZZA MIX-UP
The full line-up . . . (left to right) Aston Merrygold, Bryan Cranston, Anna
Williamson, Olivia Colman, DJ Naughty Boy, Tom Hardy, Kate Garraway, Helen
McCrory, Colin Salmon, Caroline Flack, Prince Charles, Phillip Schofield, Cheryl, Mel
C, Olly Murs, Tom Jones, Laura Whitmore, Giovanna Fletcher and husband Tom
I can’t
keep up
with her
names
es
arlmes
h
C Na
Chery
Na m l
es
Cheryl Tweedy
His Royal Highness Prince
rge,
Charles Philip Arthur Geo
Cole
, Cheryl
Prince of Wales, KG, KT, GCB
of Cheryl
Earl
,
ADC
PC,
,
QSO
AK,
OM,
,
Fernandez-Versini
Chester, Duke of Cornwall
of
Earl
,
esay
Roth
of
e
Duk
Cheryl
Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord
And now back to
and
ce
Prin
and
Isles
the
of
Cheryl Tweedy
Great Steward of Scotland
SAYS THE MAN WITH
18 DIFFERENT TITLES
By NICOLA FAHEY, Bizarre Reporter
PRINCE Charles yesterday
revealed he was confused
by Cheryl Tweedy’s numerous name changes.
Over the years the star has
had three different surnames
and was for a while known
by just her first name.
Meeting the singer at a Prince’s
Trust Awards ceremony, Charles —
who himself has 18 different titles —
reckoned: “I thought to myself some
time ago, ‘Who’s Cheryl Tweedy?’.
“I realised I knew the Cheryl bit
but missed out on the Tweedy.
“But I’m enormously grateful to
her for raising £1million.”
Charles also praised Cheryl’s
charity which helps young people
in her home town of Newcastle.
He said: “She’s a great Geordie
and she makes such a difference
in that part of the world.”
Cheryl, 34, was known as Cole
when married to footballer Ashley,
37, and Fernandez-Versini during
her brief marriage to Jean-Bernard
Fernandez-Versini, 37.
After a period known as just
Cheryl, she has now reverted to
her maiden name of Tweedy.
The ex-Girls Aloud singer was at
the London Palladium with other
charity ambassadors.
Cheryl, whose relationship with
One Direction’s Liam Payne, 24, is
said to be on the rocks, was also
asked about the marriage of Prince
Harry and Meghan Markle.
She said: “I think love in any
form is always fantastic.”
Meanwhile Mel C, 44, denied the
Spice Girls will perform at the
wedding. She said bandmate Mel
B, 42, had been joking.
nicola.fahey@the-sun.co.uk
NORFOLK FAN WILLS
A-heir!
PRINCE William has revealed
the part of Britain he considers home — Norfolk.
The rural county is the
home of fictional DJ
Alan “Aha” Partridge.
Despite living in Lon-
don and holding the Duke of
Cambridge title, William told of
his connection to Norfolk in a
letter to a local newspaper in
support of “Norfolk Day”. The
Prince — mocked up as Alan,
left — hailed it as “a great
idea” to “celebrate all that is
good about our home”.
The Queen’s winter residence
Sandringham is in Norfolk.
William’s mum Princess Diana
was born at Park House in the
grounds of Sandringham.
9
10 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
SCANDAL OF £3.9bn COST OF NANNYING
Sun Why are we paying
5,000 civil servants
to tell us how to...
THE
SAYS
A toxic state
WE cannot yet be certain Russian agents
poisoned Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
We do know 14 suspicious deaths on our
soil have all their hallmarks.
This is not the work of a legitimate
member of the international community. Other nations do not send
assassins to Britain.
It is the work of a gangster state we
have treated with timidity for too long.
In 2006 Russia fatally poisoned a spy
with radioactive polonium in London.
Its warplanes, ships and submarines
provocatively encroach into our waters
and airspace. It has launched cyber
warfare to destabilise the West.
It bankrolls Syrian slaughter. It
invaded Ukraine and stands accused of
shooting down a jetliner.
All the while its gangland criminals
launder their millions in London.
Vladimir Putin respects strength. But
we cannot stoop to his level. Instead we
must hit back with economic, political
and diplomatic aggression of our own.
And crack down on the Russian thugs
using our capital as their playground.
Water scandal
OUR privatised water firms are a disgrace.
Taps running dry across London and
the South are the last straw.
These foreign-owned firms enjoy
regional monopolies, unchallenged by
competition. Without a tougher regulator they have no incentive to provide a
decent service or properly plan for
droughts, floods or leaks.
Their bosses get jaw-dropping salaries, shareholders get dividends — and
customers get a Third World supply.
Some companies, as Environment
Secretary Michael Gove says, pay no tax
and hide their earnings offshore.
All of it plays into Jeremy Corbyn’s
hands. But renationalisation would
cost taxpayers monstrous sums we
don’t have. That’s not the answer.
Instead the Government must ensure
Ofwat forces firms to cut prices, to
radically improve their service and to
pay compensation for every failure.
Water supply could not be more essential.
It should not be a money-making racket.
No lectures, PM
THERESA May must resist leftie demands
to bang on about human rights when
Saudi’s Crown Prince visits today.
Not least because Mohammed bin
Salman Al Saud is already bringing
liberal reforms to the hardline state.
Labour lefties reckon the PM should
never stop haranguing the leaders of
countries with dodgy rights records.
Yet their own party leader cosies up to
gay-murdering Arab terror regimes.
We need Saudi oil, the billions it
spends on our weapons and the trade
boost possible once it opens itself up to
the world and we leave the EU.
We may dislike his country’s extremism,
but we hope the Crown Prince can end it.
YOU must have noticed what has
happened to Britain’s chocolate
bars over the past couple of years.
They’ve been on a diet. Some are now
so svelte you can barely recognise them.
The Yorkie bar, for example. Once
weighing in at 70g, this “chunky milk
chocolate” has now shrunk to 45g.
Chunky? I call that worryingly thin.
Worrying, that is, if you’re bothered
about value for money — because, you’ll
not be surprised to learn, the price hasn’t
shrunk in proportion to the chocolate.
If, like me, you’re annoyed about that,
you’ll have been infuriated by this week’s
news. Coming soon to a food outlet near
you . . . artfully shrunken and caloriereduced pizzas, burgers and ready meals,
brought to you by Public Health England
— the people who nagged choc makers
into miniaturising their products.
But hang on, you may say. Just as
smaller bars mean less sugar and fat, so
reducing
“fattening
ingredients”
and
portion sizes by 20 per cent must surely
be a good thing. After all, no one
disputes that, as a nation, we eat an
unhealthy diet. The medical evidence is
mounting all the time.
But there’s something wrong with this
reasoning, and you don’t have to work in
a lab to spot it — just look around you.
For years we have been filling our
supermarket trollies with products whose
labels are plastered with smug claims
about how they are helping you meet
your “five a day” target of fruit and veg.
But have the people behind those
trollies been getting slimmer? Not that
I’ve noticed. Many of the customers at
my local Sainsbury’s look as if they’d be
happier being pushed around on wheels
themselves, to avoid getting out of breath
as they waddle round the aisles.
Open
window
when
hot
Wrap
up warm
when it’s
cold
Eat
less when
you’re
fat
Take
care
when it’s
slippery
Pet whale
The facts aren’t in dispute. Two out of
three adults are overweight. Even more
alarmingly, so are a third of children.
Back in the 1970s, I was known as a
fat kid. I took a lot of stick for it — and
not just at school. I dreaded beach
holidays because my father would crack
jokes about the Thompsons’ pet whale.
In fact, I was only mildly chubby.
Today, no one would even notice my
little spare tyre.
Public Health England — an agency set
up by the Department of Health in 2013
— isn’t wrong to point out the bad eating
habits of children and parents.
It may even be right to claim that if
Britons stuck to the reduced helpings
and healthier recipes it is forcing on
manufacturers, 35,000 lives could be
saved over the next 25 years.
But those lives won’t be saved, for the
simple
reason
that
tinkering
with
portions and taxpayer-funded nagging
doesn’t work.
PHE and its quangocrat predecessors
have been wagging their fingers at us for
at least 30 years, during which it’s not
only waistlines that have swollen. So has
the cost of running a giant health
quango.
How many “public health professionals”
do you think PHE has? As many as a
thousand? Try multiplying that by five.
That’s right, Public Health England has
5,000 full-time staff. Add in their
equivalents in the rest of the UK and
we’re looking at a huge drain on the
public purse. In 2015/16 it received
funding of around £3.9billion, and this
figure is expected to have risen to more
than £4billion in the past two years.
And what do we get for that? Not just
food monitoring. There was advice from
PHE’s Dr Thomas Waite during a 2016
heatwave to “open windows at night” —
which he followed in the recent icy spell
with a recommendation to “stay warm”.
By DAMIAN THOMPSON
Then there were instructions to old folk
to wear shoes “with a good grip”, lest
they slip, and stern warnings against
staying up late checking emails.
Meanwhile, the real solutions to our
health crisis are staring us in the face —
and it’s not about cutting calories. In
fact, surprisingly, we now eat far less in
calorific terms than previous generations.
World War Two rations were designed
to give civilians 3,000 calories a day. In
1974, when stodgy cooked breakfasts were
the norm and obesity was rare, a study
found the average Brit ate only 2,534 calories a day, excluding eating out.
By 2012, even with eating out now
included, this had fallen to 2,192 calories.
It is the collapse in exercise, and the
fact we now drive everywhere rather
than walk, that must be behind our
growing waistlines — children’s included.
Schools should educate them about the
dangers of stuffing their faces, instead of
filling their heads with nonsense about
“gender identity”. But don’t expect much
help from PHE. Its preachy, middle-class
executives are horrified that teachers
might let slip the word “obese” in front
of grossly overweight kids. Talk about
“healthier weight status”, says Nanny.
But that’s all it is — talk. We are
spending countless millions on fuelling
health professionals’ missionary zeal, with
nothing to show for it. It’s enough to
make you want a Yorkie bar — a proper,
humongous one of the sort we enjoyed
when Britons were actually slimmer.
l Damian Thompson is an associate editor of
The Spectator.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
Picture: SPLASH
2GM
11
Cluck’n odd
Style, Harry
Axe plan . . . burger ad
No10 bid
to outlaw
telly junk
food ads
BEST
CHIPS
EVER
With his grub
at takeaway
By JOHN LUCAS
PLANS are being drawn
up to curb junk food ads
and
ban
two-for-one
deals on sugary snacks.
Action to clamp down
on foods high in fat,
sugar
and
salt
is
expected in the summer.
PM Theresa May had
ruled out legal restrictions but is set to make a
U-turn, says The Times.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is thought to
be pushing for tougher
measures and has allies
in No10’s policy team.
A source said: “I think
it’ll happen.” The plans
would see restrictions on
ads
during
kids’
TV
extended to family shows.
It comes after Public
Health
England
urged
companies from Tesco to
McDonald’s to cut calories by 20 per cent. Some
food firms say they will
give up voluntary action
if obesity laws come in.
By JACK LING
HARRY Styles is snapped
filming a Gucci advert
outside a chippy.
The singer, 24, dressed
in a dressing gown, pinstripe suit and pink socks
for the luxury label’s film.
But his outfit
was not the most
bizarre thing as
he scoffed chips
on set. The 1D
star appeared to
hold a chicken,
left.
The takeaway
owner later said
he got £20,000
a day for use of
the shop in St
Albans, Herts.
Sick Alfie
legal loss
SERIOUSLY ill tot Alfie
Evans has lost his court
fight after a judge backed
a previous decision to
turn off his life support.
The 21-month-old has
been in a coma with a
mystery illness for a year.
Last month, a High
Court judge ruled nothing more could be done
at Alder Hey Children’s
Hospital in Liverpool.
Dad Tom, 21, and mum
Kate, 20, challenged the
decision but the Court of
Appeal in London yesterday ruled it cannot be
overturned.
The couple, of Bootle,
Merseyside,
will
now
challenge the latest ruling
at the Supreme Court.
Bezos top
on £81bn
AMAZON founder Jeff
Bezos has overtaken Bill
Gates to become the
world’s richest man for
the first time.
The Forbes billionaire
list
says
Bezos
has
£81billion, up £28billion
from 2017, in the biggest
one-year gain ever.
Microsoft’s Gates, the
richest person in the
world for 18 of the past
24 years, drops to second
place
with
a
fortune
of £65billion, up from
£61billion last year.
The list has 53 UK billionaires, down from 54.
President Trump fell
222 places to No766 as he
lost £288million, leaving
him with £2.2billion.
MAN SHOT IN FACE
A
man,
26,
from
Ipswich, survived being
shot in the face by three
men in boiler suits and
masks in Cardiff.
UP ALL
NIGHTWEAR
Harry on set of Gucci advert
Chew’s that . . . filming ad with lad
SOAP LEGEND’S THIRD TRAGEDY
CORRIE BILL’S
GIRL, 50, DIES
CORONATION Street legend
Bill Roache has suffered
fresh tragedy — the death of
his eldest daughter.
The star has been granted compassionate leave from the soap
after Vanya, 50, died.
It is the third family loss to hit
85-year-old Bill. His second wife Sara
Mottram died in 2009 aged 58.
The couple lost their daughter
EXCLUSIVE by ANDY HALLS
Edwina to pneumonia aged 18 months
in 1983. Bill was not filming on
the ITV show’s Manchester set
on Monday or Tuesday.
It’s thought Vanya, from his
marriage to first wife Anna
Cropper, died on Friday.
A source said: “Bill is
utterly heartbroken. No
Parents . . . Bill and Sara
father should have to go through the
loss of a child, let alone two. ITV are
giving him all the time he needs.
“He’s been told to take as long as
required.”
Vanya, known as Varn to her
friends, leaves behind fiance
Toby, who she lived with in
Chichester, West Sussex.
One pal, Claire WaylandPratt, said online that her
heart was broken.
And Wendy Elisabeth Vick posted a
Loss . . star’s daughter Vanya
picture of the pair of them with the
caption:
“My
beautiful,
perfect,
wonderful best friend and soulmate.”
Bill, who has played Ken Barlow
since 1960, has been wed twice, having
five children. A spokesman for Coronation Street declined to comment.
CORRIE star Michael Le Vell, 53,
been declared bankrupt, it has
been reported. The £250,000-a-year
actor, who plays Kevin Webster, ran
up a £200,000 legal bill successfully
fighting child abuse claims in 2013.
andy.halls@the-sun.co.uk
l
12 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
WAR ON
CONCERT
LEECHES
Ticket resale ad rap
WATCHDOGS have clamped down on four
of the biggest ticket resale websites by
banning “misleading” pricing information.
The Advertising Standards Authority found
StubHub, Viagogo, Seatwave and GetMeIn
were not upfront about additional charges.
The sites must now make the total ticket price, the
VAT-inclusive booking fee and delivery fee clear at
the start of the booking
By DANIEL JONES
process, not just the end.
Viagogo
was
further
Consumer Editor
barred from saying it is
the “official site” and being happy with the inifrom making a “100 per tial price of tickets only
to be stung by hefty fees
cent guarantee” claim.
The ASA said it sug- when we come to book.
“The message from our
gested
customers
were
guaranteed entry to a rulings is simple — the
price
you see at the start
venue when there was a
reasonable risk they could should be the price you
pay at the end.”
be turned away
StubHub said it
with a ticket from
supported
“any
a secondary site.
measures
which
ASA
make
tickchief Guy
et-buying
Parker
easier”.
said:
daniel.
“Many
jones@
will recognise the
the-sun.co.uk
frustration
of
1GM
We’re gonna need a
MUCH bigger boat!
A WHALE shark looms
beneath a boat full of
unsuspecting tourists.
The huge beast was
snapped at Coral Bay,
Western Australia.
BBC pay
stars’ call
BBC stars have signed an
open letter calling for
“full pay transparency” at
the corporation.
They include hosts Dan
Snow, Victoria Derbyshire
and Naga Munchetty.
Last year, a list of the
BBC’s top earners revealed a pay gap among
male and female stars.
But the letter calls for
that to be extended to
everyone including bosses.
It says it would help
end pay discrimination
and “will save money as
very high salaries become
even harder to justify”.
The BBC said it is
already looking at measures that “would not put
the BBC at a competitive
disadvantage”.
‘Beer for
girls’ row
A CRAFT brewer which
created a pink “beer for
girls” to highlight the
gender pay gap has seen
its campaign backfire.
BrewDog
claims
the
rebranding of its Punk
IPA beer is an attack on
lazy sexist marketing. But
it has been accused of a
“lazy” marketing stunt.
The beer will cost a
fifth less to women, to
highlight the 18.1 per cent
average pay gap.
Critics hit out on Twitter. One said the Scottish
firm had created “what it
set out to avoid”.
Global marketing chief
Sarah Warman said: “We
anticipated some people
might not appreciate the
irony of Pink IPA.”
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
1GM
Jane
IN a televised phone call to her
mother Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian says she’s disappointed she’s
having a daughter rather than a son.
Her mother replies: “Khloe, the only
thing I wanted in life, the only thing, was
a boy. Three times, and I got the three
of you.”
Clearly, the Time’s Up equality
campaign hasn’t yet permeated
through the extremely dim fog that
envelops
the
selfie-obsessed
Kardashian household.
l
GARY OLDMAN,
who won the Best
Actor Oscar for Darkest
Hour, was once rejected
by the Royal Academy
of Dramatic Art, where
the interviewer told
him to find “a new
way of earning a
living”.
So bear that in
mind the next time a
supposed know-all
l
Moore
@janeM
tries to diss your
dreams.
MORE than 80
viewers have
complained to TV
watchdog Ofcom after
Coronation Street
featured a scene in
which “troubled” (you
can say that again) vicar
Billy Mayhew took heroin
in church and declared:
“This must be what
l
heaven feels like.”
Cripes. Hard drugs on
the cobbles? It gives a
whole new meaning to
Betty’s hotpot.
A NEW study has
revealed that men
bitch about their
workmates far more than
women do.
Ah, but when they do
it, it’s referred to as
constructive criticism.
l
jane.moore@the-sun.co.uk
“THE hardest thing is sitting on
the Newsnight chair because
the camera, before you know it, has
gone on the floor and it’s creeping,
creeping up,” says the super-smart
presenter Emily Maitlis.
“It’s like those pap shots in the
back of a cab where you never
know if they’re going to get your
knickers.”
Radical, I know, but one feels that
the problem could be solved by
wearing a slightly longer dress.
l
ALL JUST
A DANCE
JENNIFER
MOVIE star Jennifer
Lawrence is feisty, funny
and immensely likeable.
After being criticised
for wearing a barely there
frock in freezing
temperatures alongside
the Arctic-expedition chic
of her overcoat-clad male
co-stars, she hit back by
saying: “Everything you
see me wear is my choice.
And if I want to be cold
that’s my choice too.”
Fair enough. But what
are the reasons behind
that choice?
Speaking on Good
Morning Britain this
week, red carpet veteran
Stephanie Beacham
remarked that Meryl
Streep’s Oscar frock
looked “comfy” but, “if
you want a big hit in the
papers the next day, it’s a
corset”.
Meanwhile, before she
met Prince Harry and
hurriedly deleted it,
Meghan Markle used to
write an anonymous blog
called The Working
Actress.
In it, the former Suits
star wrote: “I am part of
the horse and pony show
this year . . . the outfit I
will wear, the hotel I will
stay at, the parties I will
attend . . .
“This is the ultimate
‘dance, monkey, dance’
. . . because flashing
those pearly whites
(ahem, veneers) and
working the red carpet
with your sexy little body
(ahem, Spanx) is part of
the job description you
jumped on board for.”
Precisely. And, if you
choose to do the dance
then, yes, that’s
absolutely your choice.
But please, let’s not
pretend it’s a giant step
for feminism.
IT’S SILENT
WITNESS –
FOR REAL
l
THOSE of who you live
between Scotland and the M25
will no doubt be used to
routinely exchanging
pleasantries with strangers.
But spare a thought for those
of us living in London, where
no one says anything to
anyone, ever.
The absolute epitome of this
is the story of North London
mum Elisabeth Katompa, who
got out of an Uber and walked
to the other side of the car to
unstrap her baby’s carrycot.
Unaware, the driver pulled
away with her sleeping
daughter in the back – and the
panicking mum did not realise
she could still contact the
driver through the Uber app so
called 999.
But here’s where it gets really
weird.
The driver picked up another
passenger who said absolutely
zilch about the sleeping tot on
the back seat.
It wasn’t until a second
passenger got in and
presumably said something
like, “er, someone’s left a baby,
mate”, that the horrified driver
realised what had happened
and drove straight to a police
station.
You couldn’t make it up.
ANTON DU BEKE has
danced with an
upright Karcher vacuum
cleaner for an ad
campaign. Presumably it
was still more flexible than
his former Strictly partner
Judy Murray.
l
Actually, Emma’s cheating
hubby did her a favour.
She has found true love
EMMA THOMPSON has revealed
she didn’t have to dig too deep
for her crying scenes in 2003
movie Love Actually because her
heart had been “badly broken”
by ex-husband Kenneth Branagh,
who had been unfaithful.
THIS rare Picasso
portrait of his
“hidden mistress” has
just sold for a recordbreaking £49.8million.
You can see why he
kept her behind closed
doors.
13
“So I knew what it was like to find
a necklace that wasn’t meant for me,”
she says of the moment her character
discovers her screen husband’s affair.
But every cloud etc, etc.
Last week, I interviewed The Crown
actor Greg Wise, to whom Emma has
now been married for nearly 15 years.
He was promoting the compelling
memoir of his late sister Clare, who
died of cancer in 2016.
Entitled Not That Kind of Love, it
chronicles the highs and lows of the
last three years of her life, throughout
which she was nursed by Greg, who
actually moved in with her for the
final months.
He’d had practice because he had
nursed their mother before she died.
Meanwhile, Emma was also looking
after her mother Phyllida Law, who
has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s
disease.
All of the above truly is love,
actually.
In other words, as the movie
suggests, love comes in all shapes
and forms, and that goes for
the various stages of marriage
too.
In the early years of hearts,
flowers
and
few
responsibilities,
it’s
far
easier.
You tend to focus on
your own wants and
needs which, in Mr
Branagh’s case, was an
affair with Helena Bonham Carter. But
when marriage moves into the more
challenging phase of the “sandwich
generation”, wedged between the needs
of children and ageing parents, it can
be exhausting, frustrating, and a real
test
of
just
how
strong
your
relationship is.
Which, when it comes to Greg and
Emma,
is
seemingly
unbreakable
despite him admitting he can be a
“grumpy
old
arse”,
woefully
disorganised and rather too fond of
beer which, when he finally
returned home after his sister’s
death, he found had been
replaced in the fridge by
Emma’s salad.
So for all those who
have recently had their
heart broken, take solace
from their story.
It might just be that
your cheating ex has
done you a favour and, like Emma,
you’ll end up being far happier with
someone whose inevitable faults — we
all have them — are outweighed by the
fact that they’re dependable, loving,
kind and, let’s face it, deliciously
handsome.
THE winner of the World Pasty
Championships in Cornwall was a
creation filled with chicken, sweet
potato, courgette, red pepper and
pineapple.
Pineapple? Saints preserve us.
A pasty should be beef, swede,
normal potato, onion. End of.
Anything else is witchcraft.
SKILLS Minister Anne Milton
suggests that the brightest A*
pupils
should
consider
shunning
Oxbridge
in
favour
of
an
apprenticeship.
Good advice. Unless, of course, you
want to work high up at the BBC.
l
l
14 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2GM
FACEBOOK TRIBUTES TO SUN HEALTH EDITOR
A TERROR
FIGHT FLOP
By MIKE SULLIVAN, Crime Editor
SOCIAL media firms have not made a single referral to police over suspected terrorist
material, a senior officer has revealed.
Mark Rowley, chief of counter-terror policing, said
extremists were still using some sites with impunity.
And he said he was disappointed with the lack
of cooperation from wealthy social media giants.
Detectives have previously laid
into Facebook and Google for not
taking down jihadi material.
The Met Police assistant commissioner said: “We get great
support on individual investigations but when social media
companies come across suspicious behaviour they don’t report
it to us. They clean it off their
sites but don’t report it to us.”
He suggested sites could have
repeatedly taken down material
from an individual “then maybe Fears . . . Rowley
months later we discover about
this dangerous person but we could have been
tipped off previously”.
Mr Rowley, who retires this month, urged firms
to consider public safety rather than profit.
POLICE are using a Lego-style board game to
teach businesses, including Tata Steel, how to
beef up computer security against cyber criminals.
l
CHRISTINA EARLE made it her
business to save lives. But
last Friday, aged just 31, she
tragically lost her own.
The Sun’s campaigning Health
Editor died suddenly after
suffering a blood clot following
a fall that damaged her knee.
Here, we remember our friend
and colleague, while some of
the many charities, medics and
health experts Christina worked
with pay their own tributes to
a much-missed writer.
By
LYNSEY HOPE
CHRISTINA was regularly first
in to The Sun’s offices and last
to leave — because for her, the
job was not work but a crusade.
Her mission was to save and
improve the lives of you, our readers,
and to champion the work of those
who dedicate their own lives to
healing others.
It is thanks to her The Sun gave
away thousands of organ donor cards
just over a year ago.
It is thanks to her that last summer we launched our first Who Cares
Wins health awards celebrating the
NHS and its staff.
It is thanks to her that our Smiles
At Christmas campaign last December
raised more than £130,000 for kids
with cancer with CLIC Sargent.
She also worked to raise awareness
of everything from brain cancer,
mental health and dementia to
breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.
In fact, Christina was so passionate
about health causes that when she
married Oli Newbury last July, the
venue was London’s Chelsea Physic
Garden — founded in the 17th century
to grow healing plants.
So it seems impossibly unfair and
unbearably cruel that she has gone,
so unexpectedly and so very young.
Christina died on Friday afternoon,
while attending a routine outpatient
physio appointment for her injured
knee with Oli.
rity CLIC Sargent,
as,
N, from kids’ cancer cha
COURTNEY WESTER Karen Hartley, left, help kids like Harry Luc
cial.
g
udin
incl
f
staf
whose
y she told feel so spe
stor
se
who
ily
ers
fam
ry
nine: “She made eve year, thanks to the money she and Sun read
e.”
Her legacy is that this ng people won’t have to face cancer alon
you
raised, hundreds of
JUSTIN
COGHLAN,
co-founder of men’s
health movement the
Movember Foundation:
“Christina was instrumental in helping us
reach
millions
of
men across the UK,
unearthing the story and
telling of men going
through their health
journeys to educating
men on early detection
and the importance of
staying connected.
“Christina
had
a
genuine passion and
dedicated an amazing
amount of time. She
always went above and
beyond, and through her
writing truly saved and
changed the course of
so many lives.
“The world lost an
amazing,
young,
talented journalist. We
will miss her dearly.”
NHS
England
chief
executive
Simon Stevens: “Christina was a talented,
knowledgeable and dedicated journalist whose
compassion and verve
shone through her work.
“From The Sun’s fantastic and moving Who
Cares
Wins
Health
Awards to her campaigning coverage of organ
donation, Christina’s stories jumped off the page
because she put people
front and centre.
“I would like to send
condolences on behalf
of all those at NHS
England
who
had
the privilege of working
with her.”
NHS Blood &
Transplant, which
manages organ
donations for those who
need them, like little ,
Miika Archibong, left ,
who has heart disease
said last night:
“Christina was very n
passionate about orga
donation and she
ely
always wrote sensitiv
about it.
“She worked hard in
spearheading a
in
campaign at The Sun
2016 which saw every
or
don
a
reader given
card. We are very
grateful for all her
work.”
Above and beyond
Typically, when the taxi driver
taking them to the appointment
slipped and fell in the snow, she was
more worried about the pain he was
in than her own injury.
She also made The Sun’s offices a
better place to be, with her beaming
smile and enthusiasm that would
sweep all of us up in her wake.
Truly knowledgeable about her
field, she also made her colleagues
healthier — once clocking that an
asthmatic writer was using his
inhaler incorrectly. He had been
getting it wrong for decades.
She also went above and beyond
when interviewing people for stories,
on one occasion cleaning the house
for parents who were struggling with
a poorly baby.
Christina, who grew up in Lowestoft, Suffolk, and lived in Isleworth,
West London, joined The Sun in 2011.
She was destined to be a reporter
from an early age.
She once explained: “I was seven
when I decided I wanted to be a
journalist. I flew through books at
lightning speed and absorbed myself
in all kinds of news.
“It seemed like the obvious career
choice, even when I was in primary
school, and I never contemplated
doing anything else.
“At 14 I contacted my local paper
and
begged
to
do
work
experience. I’ve not looked
back.”
Our hearts break for
Oli, her sister Catherine and her parents
Marie and Melvyn.
We will miss her,
and she will never
be forgotten.
Christina was a
brilliant journalist
who nurtured her
relationships
and
cared about everyone she met.
SHINING LIGHT
. . . Christina. Left
with Oli at their
wedding last July
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
2GM
CHRISTINA EARLE AFTER TRAGIC DEATH AT 31
group who pedalled 187
ert Nicki
circled, was among a
LAST year Christina, a week in memory of The Sun’s fitness exp
miles across India in aged 53 from a rare brain tumour in 2016. .
arch
died
rese
who
n tumour
Waterman,
with
than £50,000 for brai
The trip raised more llenge: “It was Nicki’s wish to help others
cha
Christina said of the ng I promised her I would do.”
brain tumours, somethi
KRIS HALLENGA, Sun
columnist and founder
of breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel!:
“Christina was such a
huge support with my
column.
“She had very innovative ideas and she
questioned everything. I
liked that about her.
“Above all she cared,
offering kindness and
compassion
through
some of the darker times
of writing my columns.
“She put humans
before
work
and
because of that she
helped us save
lives.
“I only hope
she was aware
of the huge
impact she
made on
many
people’s
lives.”
HUGH ADAMS, of charity
Brain Tumour Research:
“Christina became aware
of our work through her
friend and fellow Sun
journalist Nicki Waterman, who ultimately lost
her brain tumour battle.
“She wrote about the
devastation of a brain
tumour diagnosis and
the need for more
research funding. She
asked questions and
worked so hard to make
sure her story was the
best it could be.
“I will miss a kind, compassionate friend who
made a difference.”
ya with
t with Christina to Ken dren,
art Williams, who wen
d chil
PHOTOGRAPHER Stew2015 to see their work with deaf and blinreason that,
in
g
l
rmin
iona
cha
rnat
the
Inte
for
se
Sen
d me to come with her
on I want to
above: “Christina askesweaty and irritable there’s only one pers r.”
‘If I’m going to be hot,in the back of a car’. Still my best shoot eve
to
t
nex
be squashed
after
children, which looks battle
ond Street Hospital for
cer
LONDON’S Great Orm inson, 11, above who tragically lost his can
with
ilies
Rob
fam
r
ie
thei
Oss
patients and
patients like
She
na told the stories of
last year, said: “Christi to raise awareness of complex conditions.k on Who
ing
wor
help
her
ity,
in
ly showed
great sensitiv
healthcare and that realand friends.”
was passionate about
ily
ghts are with her fam
Cares Wins. Our thou
CAROLINE
HARDING,
of
Jeans
For
Genes
and
Genetic
Disorders UK: “Many of
the 500,000 children with
genetic disorders in the
UK do not have a public
voice.
“Christina’s
compassionate interviewing
and
incisive
writing
explained the impact of
rare, complex conditions
and gave these forgotten
children that voice.
“By telling their stories
simply and powerfully she
galvanised thousands of
generous Sun readers to
take part in Jeans For
Genes Day and to donate.
“It is the mark of a life
well lived that you leave
the world a better place.
Christina
certainly
achieved that.
“Thank you, Christina.”
SUN nutritionist Amanda
Ursell: “‘Mummy’, said
my little girl Coco, her
eyes growing bigger by
the second when she
first met Christina, ‘is that
Snow White?’
“Funny, clever and brilliant, Christina was a
dream to work for. The
phone would ring pretty
much day or night, ‘Hello
lovely. Are you busy?’
would come her singing,
sunny voice. ‘You are?
OK. Well anyway, I need a
spread on ready meals.
Best, worst, you know. By
4pm. Thanks. Chat later’.
“She knew you
wouldn’t let her
down. She made
you
believe
in fairytales . . .
and impossible
deadlines.”
AWARD NIGHT. . .
Lorraine with Keeley
Hutchings, baby Tai,
and Ruth White
cked to
Kelly: “I was utterly sho
ly, kindSUN columnist Lorraine
th. She was such a love
brilliant at
was
hear of Christina’s dea
who
,
sion
pas
real com
year
hearted woman with
work with Christina last
to
ugh
eno
y
luck
Sun’s Who
her job. I was
ntal in setting up The
when she was fundamerds. I know she was already looking
Cares Wins health awaevent and had so many plans to make
forward to this year’s er. Her death is a real tragedy.”
it even bigger and bett
Everything
our Christina
did helped to
save lives
SUE BAKER OBE, of mental
health anti-stigma campaign
Time To Change: ““Christina’s
work has helped to shine a
light on an issue that affects
people.
millions of people
“She went above and
beyond to support our first
ever Time To Talk Day over
five years ago, when she
encouraged Sun readers to
talk more about mental health
and, in her words, shatter the
‘deafening silence surrounding mental health issues’. We
know her articles sparked
many conversations, helping
those of us living with mental
health problems to feel less
isolated and ashamed.
“We hope her family are
rightly proud of her work.”
ACTRESS Michelle Hea
McKay: “I’ve known Chrton, above with little Cara
connected. We worked istina for years, we really
Christmas when my pantogether again before
to cast in Newcastle
city’s Royal Infirmary
visited the
ward. When Christina to see the children on the cancer
aske
d you to help, you didn
no. She was warm and
’t say
funny and beautiful.”
l
15
16 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
1GM
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
BILLIONAIRE’S PIC RIDDLE
Heart op . . . Leah, 15
Killer bug
triggered
by braces
Pose . . in Sun on Sunday
The best
bar John
DEPARTMENT store John
Lewis is the best retailer
in Britain to work for, a
survey found.
Others in the top five
were cosmetics firm Lush,
Ikea, Marks & Spencer
and shoe chain Clarks.
Thousands polled by
jobs website Indeed highlighted pay as a factor.
A spokesman praised
those companies where
“staff feel valued”.
LAGER STOP
An overweight van with
5,000 cans of strong lager
in it was stopped by cops
on the A1 in Cambs.
Picture: DAN CHARITY
By PAUL SIMS
A GIRL of 15 almost died
after braces on her teeth
trapped food and bacteria
that spread to her heart.
Leah Kitchen fell ill a
week after having the
braces tightened.
She
suffered
chills,
headaches and joint and
muscle pain.
She
was
eventually
found to have had two
mini-strokes after contracting lethal infection
endocarditis.
Leah, from Hull, East
Yorks, had five hours of
open
heart
surgery
followed by eight weeks
in hospital.
Doctors have told her
she will need check-ups
all her life.
She and mum Andrea,
42, are now raising cash
for the Children’s Heart
Surgery Fund, and want
to raise awareness of
endocarditis.
Andrea said: “My main
concern is the children
who have braces, but the
infection can spread from
piercings and tattoos too.”
FACE IT JAMES,
YOURS IS A COPY
The museum painting and, left, Stunt’s version
Stunt doesn’t
know his arts
from his elbow
He said: “This is a Picasso which is
absolutely priceless. It’s worth millions.”
But the 1960 painting called Head of A
Woman is in New York’s famous Metropolitan
Museum of Art.
A senior international art dealer said: “I
checked and that’s the only version of it.”
But a Stunt representative insisted it is real.
He said: “With this piece, Picasso painted
many versions. All of which is catalogued.”
Billionaire Stunt, heiress Petra Ecclestone’s
ex, says burglars took £90million in cash, gold
and gems from his flat in London’s Belgravia.
EXPERTS CLAIM PICASSO IS COPY
Brush job . . . our mock-up of how Mona Lisa and a
van Gogh might look in Stunt’s kitchen and loo
EXCLUSIVE by JONATHAN REILLY
A PAINTING that playboy James
Stunt claims is a priceless Picasso
is a copy, say art experts.
Stunt, 36, posed with the artwork
during a Sun on Sunday interview in
the flat where he says he suffered
Britain’s biggest burglary.
17
18 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
BOOZE A
BOOMER
DOOMER
Drugs problem, too
BABY boomers are rapidly becoming the
nation’s biggest boozers and drug users,
a report reveals.
Experts warn the highest rises in rates of
substance misuse are among the over-50s.
Medics claim their liberal attitude is ruining their
health and they need to start “acting their age”.
Data shows drug deaths among 50 to 69-year-olds
are up 122 per cent in
the past decade — with
By NICK McDERMOTT
just a 22 per cent rise for
Addicts, warns many are
30 to 39-year-olds.
mixing
booze and drugs
Alcohol-related
deaths
among older Brits are up with prescription medicine.
Researcher
Dr Tony
45 per cent in the last 15
Rao said: “It is a recipe
years but steady for 15
for disaster.”
to 49-year-olds.
Julie
Breslin,
A study last
of Drink Wise,
month
found
Age
Well,
alcohol is the
sixth-biggest
said:
“Many
cause of illdrink
to
ness
for
cope
with
those in their
major
life
50s and 60s.
changes such
In
1990
it
as retirement
was only 16th.
but are too
The
Royal
ashamed
to
College
of
talk about it”.
Psychiatrists’
nick.
nick.mcdermott
report, Our Invisible
@the-sun.co.uk
122%
increase in drug
deaths among
boomers in 10
years
1GM RM
Comeback . . bungalows
One-floor
living’s in
demand
BOOM ’N’ BUST
BOOMING AMAZING
By TRACEY BOLES
BUNGALOWS are due
for
a
comeback
as
demand surges from an
ageing population.
Builders plan to construct the “land-hungry”
properties, despite housing policy favouring highdensity development.
It follows a drop in the
number built each year
from almost 30,000 in
1986 to 2,210 in 2016.
Retirement
housebuilder
McCarthy
&
Stone wants to build
more than 200 — its first
in 20 years — at 13 sites.
Five already have planning including Wymondham in Norfolk where
half of the 30 bungalows
sold inside five weeks.
McCarthy & Stone chief
Clive Fenton said: “As the
UK’s population rapidly
ages, more and more
people are looking for
retirement housing.
“We have seen huge
interest in our bungalows. But there is a
woeful
undersupply
of
retirement housing.”
WRECK OF A FIND
A WORLD War Two plane lies
rusting on the sea bed —
part of the newly-discovered
wreckage of aircraft carrier
USS Lexington.
The ship, which sank after
being crippled by Japanese
warplanes in the Battle of
Abandon ship . . . Lexington crew the Coral Sea on May 8
1942, was found 500 miles
off Australia and two miles
down by Microsoft co-founder
Paul Allen’s research vessel.
The battle was the first in
which opposing ships did not
come in sight of each other
but fought with carrierlaunched aircraft.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
2GM RM
19
lMUM STABBED TO DEATH
lDAD’S CLIFF FALL WITH BOYS
LONDON
Claim . . . Gallacher
TWICKENHAM
6pm: Cops find
Laura's body at
the family home
Drink-rap
TV Kirsty:
I’m now
off booze
Crawley
10 miles
By JOE KASPER
KIRSTY Gallacher claims
she has given up alcohol
—
months
after
her
drink-drive conviction.
The Sky Sports News
presenter insists she now
just has “tons of water”.
In a radio interview
with Lisa Snowdon she
talked about beauty tips.
Kirsty, 42, said: “One of
them is to drink tons of
water. I don’t really drink
anything else.
“I put lemon and ginger in my water quite a
lot. It tastes great and is
good for detoxing and
cleansing, and also alkalises your system.”
Kirsty admitted being
three times the booze
limit when she went to
pick up her kids in
Windsor,
Berks,
last
August. She had been on
a heavy drinking session
the night before.
She was banned from
driving for two years.
BEACHY HEAD
5pm: Bodies of
dad and two boys
found on beach
A TEENAGER who swallowed a garden slug for a
drunken dare at a party
is paralysed and now
needs 24-hour care.
The creature infected
19-year-old Sam Ballard
with a parasite lungworm, which caused a
brain infection that left
him quadriplegic.
Mum Katie Ballard said
the
family
are
now
deeply in debt from the
cost of caring for Sam,
now 28, in Sydney.
She said: “It’s changed
his life forever, changed
my life forever.”
THE BBC could lose the
skills to make hit shows
such as Strictly Come
Dancing and EastEnders,
watchdogs have warned.
New
rules
mean
the
Beeb’s
in-house
programme-makers have
to bid against outside
companies.
The
National
Audit
Office said that if it lost
too many shows of a
particular
type
“the
ability of the BBC as a
whole
to
make
programmes in that genre
could be diminished or
even lost”.
Eastbourne
Grim probe . . . cops at house. Left, killer dad’s route
By MIKE SULLIVAN and CARRI-ANN TAYLOR
A CRAZED dad clutched his two young sons and took all
three to their deaths by jumping from Beachy Head after
murdering their mum.
He had stabbed his wife at their home and drove their boys,
aged seven and ten, to the notorious suicide spot.
The couple were named locally as Adelino Figueira De Farida, 57, and
wife Laura, 47.
The father dragged the children, who have not been named, over the
edge of the 500ft cliff in East
Sussex. Within an hour of the discovery of their bodies, police broke
into the family home 90 miles away
in Twickenham, South West London,
where they found 47-year-old Laura
dead from stab wounds.
Police were last night investigating
what apparently caused him to snap
and confirmed they were not looking for anybody else in connection
with the case.
Neighbours described the family
as “pleasant” and said the boys
played boisterously and happily in
the garden of their suburban home.
One resident, Paul Warrington, 54, Horror . . . coastguard chopper at scene
said: “There was nothing untoward
that would suggest anything like were quickly scanned through the
this would happen. They had lived Police National Computer.
Sussex Police alerted Met colthere for about a year. They were
very normal. You’d never imagine leagues in London and less than an
hour
after the grim discovery, cops
something like this would happen.”
The bodies of the dad and boys broke into the family’s rented threebedroom
home and found Laura.
were found just before 5pm on MonThe Met police said: “Officers
day at the foot of the cliff where 20
from
the
Met’s Homicide and Major
a year leap to their deaths.
Command
are
leading
Locals used to tragedies there Crime
the
investigation,
supported
by
were still shocked by the horror.
A cafe manageress, who asked not colleagues in Sussex Police.
“Post-mortem examinations for all
to be named, said: “It is just heartfour individuals will take place in
breaking. We all feel terribly sad.
“This is a beautiful place but with due course. Formal identification
Beachy Head so close, we do hear awaits.
some awful news at times. Our
“At this early stage, police are not
hearts go out to this poor family.”
looking for anyone else in connecAdelino’s car was found close to tion with this investigation.”
the edge of the cliff and details
mike.sullivan@the-sun.co.uk
Slug eat
lad’s hell
BBC skill
warning
Adelino had
driven sons 90
miles to coast
CLIFFS OF
DEATH
Beachy Head
is notorious
for suicides
SUICIDE DAD KILLS
WIFE AND 2 SONS
WALK ON, TOMMY
THE younger brother of World Cup
footie heroes Bobby and Jack Charlton
hopes to play for England aged 71.
Tommy has been invited for walking
football trials for the over-60s team.
The grandad of six was a winger
with Stockport County but was forced
to retire at 25. He now plays for The
Mature Millers in Rotherham. He said:
“I’m very excited.”
Walking football is the fastest growing sport in the UK, with more than
1,100 clubs and 35,000 players. Running
and most physical contact is banned.
Sir Bobby, 80, and Jack, 82, won the
World Cup in 1966.
Sun
HOT
cross
bun
flavoured gin, with
citrus, sultanas and
Easter spices, is for
sale online at £32 a
bottle from Londonbased drinks firm
Gin Tales.
SPOT
ZOO WALLABY SHOT
A WALLABY died along with the baby
it was carrying after a thug broke into
its pen at an animal park and shot it
with an airgun.
The pellet was found in the wallaby’s
skull after it was put down by vets
because it was so unwell.
The baby could not be saved. It is
thought the pellet was lodged in the
animal’s skull at Hull’s Animal Education Centre for up to a week.
Police are investigating the attack. A
Centre spokesman said: “We are deeply
saddened by the loss of our wallabies,
and are assisting Humberside Police
with their investigation.”
20 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
Email: dan.wootton@the-sun.co.uk
BITE PART ACTORS
THERE’s nothing shocking about
celebs slimming for the Oscars.
But MADONNA and KIM
KARDASHIAN’s diet is maybe a
step too far. Madge shared a
photo from her after-party as her
and Kim chowed down – on paper.
bi
Twitter: @danwootton
arre
DAN WOOTTON’S
CAUGHT
LIVE
She wrote alongside her Instagram
picture: “Eating paper with Kim. A
foreshadowing of things to come”.
They were joined by A-listers
including JENNIFER LAWRENCE
and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO – who I
imagine stuck to the canapés.
JUST a year ago,
SAMANTHA HARVEY
only got to sing during
breaks at her cleaning job.
Now the up-and-comer,
who has 1.2million YouTube
subscribers, is performing
in the latest edition of The
Dan Wootton Sessions.
She did an ace version of
JAMES ARTHUR’s Say You
Won’t Let Go, as well as
songs from her upcoming
EP. You can watch the full
performance at facebook.
com/danwootton.
l
HOW TO LISTEN
1. Follow spotify.com/bizarrejukebox
2. Search for Bizarre Jukebox on Spotify
3. Scan the code above with your phone
THERE are loads of tunes out this week and I bring you the best of the bunch.
My Bizarre Jukebox Spotify playlist is
updated every Tuesday with 15 tracks
from my top artists and the best new
talent. Here are four from this week’s list.
Top Off: DJ KHALED,
is back with another
catchy anthem. This
time he’s roped in
BEYONCE, JAY Z
and rapper FUTURE
for the single, about
out-running
cops
and enjoying the
finer things in life.
Tongue: MNEK, who
has worked wth DUA
LIPA and MADONNA,
will now be a star
in his own right with
this
song
from
his upcoming debut
album. He said: “It’s
fun, it’s sexy, and it’s
different.”
What I Miss Most:
CALUM SCOTT pays
moving homage to
his home town Hull.
On the track he
sings: “It must have
been a year since I
was thrown across
an ocean far from
home.”
No Excuses: She’s
had another vocal
op, but MEGHAN
TRAINOR’s in top
form. And on my
revamped podcast,
The Dan Wootton
Interview, she reveals
how she feared she’d
never sing again.
bi
bit
WEST END mu
sical
HAMILTON
has
become
the
mo
st
nominated pro
duction
in Olivier Award
s
his
tory with 13. Th
e nods
include
Best
Musical, and for New
GILES TERERA leads
JAMAEL WESTMA and
N.
l
I INVITED 5 SECONDS
OF SUMMER to
become agony uncles for
their fans on my Facebook.
As they gave questionable
solutions to dilemmas
ranging from dating to
friendship fallouts the boys,
above, admitted they were
more like “drunken uncles”.
But it wasn’t all silliness, as
MICHAEL CLIFFORD told a
fan struggling with anxiety: “I
suffer with panic disorder.
“I find it’s really helpful to
be content and to make sure
you’re reminding yourself of
the blessings you have.
“It makes you remember
life doesn’t have to be full of
anxiety and crap. It can be
good things as well.”
Watch 5SOS, whose new
single Want You Back is out
now, solve dilemmas at
facebook.com/danwootton.
l Kendall Jenner in hospital
Meeks agrees child support
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
1GM
Follow me on
Twitter:
@danwootton
Instagram:
danwootton
You’re
gonna hear
me roar...
I’ve launched a
Facebook page so
you can get the
gossip first. Like
Facebook.com/
DanWootton for
exclusive live
celeb video
MY TEAM: Stuart Pink, Nicola Fahey,
LARA
POSHED
HERE’S ALICIA VIKANDER
worlds away from her
character Lara Croft’s
favoured look of sweaty
cargo pants.
She glammed up for the
European premiere of
Tomb Raider in London’s
Leicester Square last night,
joined by co-star KRISTIN
SCOTT THOMAS, JAIME
WINSTONE, both below,
and her husband MICHAEL
FASSBENDER, left.
Alicia has big boots to fill
in taking over from
ANGELINA JOLIE in the
2001 original but gave it her
all, preparing with a tough
fitness regime.
She said: “I could not lift
my own weight when I
started this film. It all goes
away, sadly. Very quickly.”
She could watch her
husband in 300 for future
inspiration.
Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies and Lucy Jones
ANGELINA JOLIE is cutting
all ties to BRAD PITT.
She became Jolie-Pitt after they
wed in 2014, even going by that
name on her movie posters.
But 18 months on from their
split, paperwork filed on Monday
shows she has dropped her
estranged husband’s surname
from her UK business.
A source said: “They’re not
formally divorced but it’s clear
Angelina is moving further and
further from her relationship with
Brad. It seems a lot of effort for
something the public will never
see but it obviously means
something to her.”
The company supports Ange’s
work campaigning for refugees as
a UN Special Envoy and is co-run
by Arminka
Helic and
Chloe
Dalton, who
are thought
to now be
close
confidants
of the star,
right. They
sound a
formidable
trio.
l
KITTY
PERRY
THE SPICE GIRLS reunion
must have been on KATY
PERRY’s mind when she
chose this outfit.
In a nod to Scary Spice
MEL B, the Roar singer
dressed in this animal-print
dress and leggings as she
turned up for a US chat
show appearance.
She even teamed them
with fluffy slippers.
Katy was on Jimmy
Kimmel Live! promoting
her role as a judge on the
upcoming reboot of
American Idol.
The gig, sharing the
panel with LIONEL RICHIE
and country artist LUKE
BRYAN, will net her an
£18million payday.
She could even afford a
big shop at Waitrose.
Spice up
your strife
VICTORIA OUT OF REUNION
HISTORY seems to be
repeating itself for the SPICE
GIRLS.
Just weeks after I revealed the
Nineties group were reforming,
fun-sponge VICTORIA BECKHAM
has thrown their reunion plans
into chaos.
MEL C has revealed the fashionista has pulled out of their
longed-for comeback, putting the
whole project into doubt.
Fans had rejoiced when Victoria, right, finally seemed
on board after years of
resisting a reunion. But
just last week their
manager
SIMON
FULLER
hinted
at
trouble, saying “four
not five” of the girls
were on board.
Speaking
exclusively
at The Prince’s Trust
Awards yesterday at the
London Palladium, Mel C
said: “Victoria has been quite
vocal, it’s really not something
she wants to do at this time.
“I think it has to be all five,
so it’s tricky.” And fans will face
a double disappointment as Mel
confirmed there are “no plans”
for them to tour as a foursome.
She said: “It’s very early
stages, we’re not talking about
new music or going out on the
road together at this time.
“It was just getting together to
reignite all the things that we
have had together and to
work with Simon.”
When
quizzed
on
rumours the Spice Girls
would be taking to the
stage at London Pride,
Mel said: “That would
be a very fitting place
for the Spice Girls to
reform but unfortunately
I don’t think you’ll be seeing the Spice Girls on
stage this year.” Sporty
also laughed off MEL B’s claims
on a US chat show that the
girls would be heading to
PRINCE HARRY and MEGHAN
MARKLE’s wedding.
Mel said: “I’ve met PRINCE
CHARLES lots of times. I’m
going to ask him where my
invite is because I haven’t got it
yet. Obviously Mel B said she
has hers — I think she was just
kind of having a bit of a joke.
“There are no plans to go to
the wedding at the moment.”
Mel will instead be spending
the year concentrating on working on her solo career.
She said: “There will be new
music but just me. I’m making
an album which will be out
later this year.
“We’re all just dead busy. So
if anything were to happen, it
wouldn’t be now.”
In the year when Girl Power
has taken centre stage, that will
be a huge shame.
for bad reaction to vitamin treatment hours before going to Oscars l Hot felon Jeremy
deal with estranged wife l Trainline and Big Shaq in Google Assistant voicebot duet
21
22 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2GM
THE SELL-PHONE
KILL
TILL
1Fall5in%
Co-op
cash sales in
the last 18
months
Pay as you shop . . . a Co-op supermarket
Mobiles spell end
of shop checkouts
By TRACEY BOLES, City Editor
SHOPPERS
at
the
Co-op could soon use
a mobile phone to
pay for items as they
take them from the
shelf
instead
of
queuing at the till.
The supermarket chain
has launched an app
which would mean the
end of checkouts.
If
the
trial
at
a
Manchester store is successful, the scheme is set to be
rolled out across the country
this summer.
Co-op spokesman Matthew
Speight said: “It is all about
choices and convenience.”
The supermarket revealed
cash transactions were down
by 15 per cent in 18 months.
It
developed
the
app
together with payment firm
Mastercard.
Tesco, Waitrose and other
supermarkets have a similar
service but it still involves
paying at the till.
tracey.boles@thesun.co.uk
Pull plug
on plugs
DYSON is phasing out
mains
plug-in
upright
and cylinder vacuums in
favour of smaller batterypowered
versions,
it
announced yesterday.
Founder James Dyson
said advances in technology
meant
cordless
versions were now better.
He
unveiled
latest
machine
Cyclone
V10,
costing £400, in New York.
WIN a UPbeach hut
h
worth
th TO £50,000
GET your summer sorted with
your very own brilliant British
beach retreat.
We’re giving away a new
beach hut – worth up to
£50,000 – to one lucky reader
in our latest Sun Savers
competition.
You get to choose from 30
sought-after sites across the
UK in beautiful seaside towns,
including Rye, Brighton,
Bournemouth and Whitstable.
Entering couldn’t be easier –
Just collect TEN of the Sun
Savers codes found daily in
the paper until Tuesday,
March 20.
Then, head to the
competition in the offers
section in Sun Savers where
you will be prompted to enter,
which you must do by
Monday, April 2.
You can find today’s Sun
Savers code on Page 24. If
you haven’t already joined
Sun Savers, getting involved
is easy.
Simply, download the Sun
Savers app or sign up at
sunsavers.co.uk. All you will
need to enter is your name,
date of birth and e-mail
address to get started.
Just remember to regularly
check for app updates so you
don’t miss out on our prizes
and rewards.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Collect TEN Sun Savers codes from the 18 printed in The Sun between Saturday, March 3, and Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Last chance to join in is this Sunday, March 11. Competition closes at 23:59 on Monday, April 2, 2018. Over 18, residents of the UK only. Excludes NI.
One entry per person. Winner will be selected at random from all valid entries. There will be ONE winner only. Allow 28 days from entry closing for
the draw to take place. Winner will then be notified within seven days. Please allow three months for beach hut to be built and delivered. Cash
alternative of £40k. Your information will only be used for the purposes of this competition. Promoter is News Group Newspapers Ltd. Not open to
staff of the Promoter and promotional partner or their families. The winner will be asked to participate in reasonable publicity relating to this
competition. The Editor’s decision is final. For a list of winners in any of our competitions, please send a stamped addressed envelope to News UK,
Competitions Department, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF, stating which competition you would like the winners’ details of.
SIGN UP AT SUNSAVERS.CO.UK TODAY’S CODE IS ON PAGE 24
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
1GM
Jet Brits’
27-hr trial
BRIT tourists whose flight
from Greece was axed
due to snow were driven
235 miles to catch a plane
in another country.
The easyJet passengers
spent over nine hours on
four coaches from Kavala
over mountains to Skopje,
Macedonia.
They also faced a sixhour wait for a hotel.
They finally boarded a
3½-hour flight to Manchester at 3pm on Tuesday, 27 hours late.
Teacher Leon Tsorbatzoglou, 37, said: “I was
disgusted at having to
cross the border. We were
not treated like humans.”
EasyJet apologised for
any inconvenience caused
by the weather.
MYSTERY OF GIRL, 17 & MAN, 45
Missing teen
stabs neck
after cops
pick her up
EXCLUSIVE by ANDREW PARKER
A TROUBLED teen on the run
with her 45-year-old boyfriend
tried to slash her throat in
the back of a police van.
The
17-year-old
sparked
a
nationwide hunt after vanishing
on Friday with Stuart Lymer.
Cola can
wee filled
A WORKER at a factory
which makes cans for
Coca-Cola
was
caught
urinating in one.
Employees watched in
disgust as the man, in
his 40s, performed the
vile act before he was
escorted away.
He is said to have
worked
for
several
months at the Ball Corporation plant in Milton
Keynes, which also makes
cans for Carlsberg.
A source said: “It was
not only revolting but a
real hygiene risk. Who
would want pee all over
their drinks can?”
The
firm
said
the
affected can in Monday’s
incident “was not on our
production line”.
23
Arrest . . .
Lymer with
teen & left
Cops picked up the pair on Monday
near Perth railway station in Scotland.
But after being put into the back of a
police van, the “vulnerable” girl is said
to have produced a concealed blade and
attempted to cut her throat.
Lymer, of Uttoxeter, Staffs, suffered
knife wounds in a scuffle. Both were
yesterday recovering in hospital.
Cops have arrested Lymer and the
teen on unnamed charges.
They had been together for several
months after meeting at a restaurant
where the girl was a waitress.
Lymer, who last week quit his library
assistant job with Staffordshire county
council, was subject to an injunction
preventing him from contacting her.
The teen’s dad, 57, said: “She tried to
slit her throat. She’s done this before.
She’s had problems with depression for
many years now.
“My wife is in the hospital with her.
She is going to be all right.”
Police Scotland and the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner are
both probing the incident.
andrew.parker@thesun.co.uk
RUNAWAY HELL
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
24 ............... Wednesday
2GM
Jane’s
spending tip
DESIGNER
DOUBLE
Yummy gifts
for mummy
IS your TV licence
due for renewal? Save
£3.50 by buying before
March 31, as prices will
increase from April.
Go to tvlicensing.
co.uk/pay.
£2,160
sunsavers.co.uk
Edited by JANE HAMILTON
SWEET DEALS ON CHOCOLATE
TREATS FOR MOTHER’S DAY
LEAVE the £2,160 Gucci
Dionysus tote for the idle rich
and grab this £42 red Tampa
bag from rubyshoo.com.
SAVE: £2,118
£42
WELCOME to your Sun Savers page,
choc full of great Mother’s Day
savings. This week we have great
offers to help you make Mum’s day
this Sunday, and save enough to
buy an extra treat. Here are the
five best deals to bag today . . .
Reader’s
saving tip
DEREK ATHERTON, from
WARRINGTON, says: “If you are
over 55, check the odeon.co.uk/
silvercinema deal for
bargain tickets with tea and
biscuits thrown in.”
GRAB this J by Jasper
Conran designer necklace
for just £5.40 at
debenhams.com – it was £18.
SAVE: £12.60
Chocolate bar for £5.99,
with free personalisation,
at studio.co.uk.
SAVE: £2 on personalised
bars elsewhere, enough for a
Rimmel lipstick.
$
Pretty in pink at a pretty
low price. Thorntons Classic Spring Box 462g was £10,
now £7, at Tesco. Offer ends
Saturday.
SAVE: £3 and snap up a
Mum charm keyring on eBay.
You’ll
be
fizzing
with
excitement at this low
price — prosecco liqueurs, £1,
at Poundland.
SAVE: £3.99 on similar chocolates elsewhere and buy a
Peach Bellini Scented Candle
from cardfactory.co.uk.
(
Your mum is bound to
love these lux-for-less
chocs. The 428g Lindt
Selection was £16 and is
down to a tenner at Asda.
SAVE: £6 and buy Ladybird book The Mum, at
theworks.co.uk.
Get up to 12 per cent
cashback for purchases at
Hotel Chocolat via Quidco.
See quidco.com/hotel-chocolat.
SAVE: An average of £5,
enough for two tubs of Häagen-Dazs ice cream at Morrisons.
3 SIMPLE STEPS
Download the FREE Sun Savers
app or go to sunsavers.co.uk
SAVE A FIVER
EARN £1 in your Sun Savers wallet every time you refer a friend – up
to ten of them. We also give the friend
£1 once they enter 28 Sun Savers
codes. Pass on your unique link by
Facebook, Messenger or email, or tell
the friend in person using your name.
See sunsavers.co.uk/referrer.
lT&Cs apply. Sun Savers registration
and multiple code collect required. 18+
only. Minimum cash withdrawal £5.
SHOP & SAVE
FREE £55
GET
THE
APP
%
Refer a
friend for £1
&
lSend your tips to sunsavers@
the-sun.co.uk and get 28 codes
worth £5 if it is used. Please
include your name and
where you’re from.
DEAL OF DAY
!
USE
YOUR
PC
IF you are short on Vitamin D after
the winter weather, Holland & Barrett
tablets are better than half price,
down to £3.99 from £8.19.
SAVE: £4.20
THE FREEBIE
SIGN up to the newsletter for
stylish stationery store
Kikki.K and get a free £5
voucher. See kikki-k.com/
customer/account/create.
lAll prices correct at time of going
to press. Deals and offers subject
to availability.
YOUR CODE
18+ UK only (excludes Isle
of Man & Channel Islands).
Multiple code collect. See full
T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/terms
JOIN the Elemis review panel
and get to test the firm’s
posh products first and free.
See elemis.com/elemisreview-panel for details.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
2GM
ARMY OF 900 GOOD SAMARITANS
HERE TO HELP
Nick and the SOS team of
tradespeople at Kris’ house
‘Harassed’ . . Mo in vid
Mo ‘racist
shoving’
at airport
By ELLIE CAMBRIDGE
SIR Mo Farah released a
video yesterday claiming
he was a victim of “racial
harassment” after being
manhandled by security
at a German airport.
Mo, 34, published an
Instagram
Live
clip
showing him grabbed by
the shoulder and ushered
towards a flight gate.
He tells the guard: “I
will go to the gate, you
don’t
need
to
push
me . . . you
can’t
touch
me.” The official replies:
“I don’t care. I can touch
you. Go to the gate.”
Four-time
Olympics
champion Mo said he
was picked on at Munich
for wearing a hoodie.
One fan branded the
guard
“appalling”
on
Twitter
while
another
wrote: “I’d be angry too
if someone put their
hands on me.”
But another said: “That
would happen to anyone
filming in an airport.”
The Sun has contacted
Mo’s representatives and
the airport for comment.
A&E shut
by IT bug
A HOSPITAL had to axe
non-urgent
operations
after a second day of
computer chaos yesterday.
Ambulances were rerouted away from Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge.
People were urged not
to attend A&E unless
essential.
Cambridge
University Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust later
fixed the glitch.
BOT DATE
A
third
of
women
under 35 have never been
asked out on a date in
person — only online, a
study found.
TERROR SOS
TO DIY SOS
Rehab . . . Kris at hospital
Knowles and Co. fix Westminster cop’s home
A PLEA to transform
the home of a cop
paralysed by a terrorist was answered by
900 Good Samaritans.
An army of tradespeople worked at Pc
Kris Aves’ house for free
for nine days with Nick
Knowles on DIY SOS.
Nick met the cop in hospital seven months after he
was mowed down on Westminster
Bridge.
He
was
EXCLUSIVE by MIKE RIDLEY
unable to go home as his
wheelchair would not fit in
the semi he lives in with
partner Marissa, son Thomas,
six, and daughter Aeofe, four.
Nick then secretly planned
how to get the hero officer
back to his house in Barnet,
North London.
In an exclusive interview
with The Sun, he said: “We
usually need about 250 to
300 builders to take part in
a DIY SOS project. This
time the response was huge
— 900 people applied.
“There were so many we
had to turn many of them
away. In the end about 300
tradespeople worked for nine
days without pay so Kris
could again spend Daddy
time with his children.
“In his job Kris looked
after us and kept us safe and
so many kind-hearted people
wanted to repay the favour.”
Kris had been at Scotland
Yard to receive a commendation for his work as a
police
liaison
officer
on
March 22 last year. Kris, 36,
tells for the first time in the
show how he realised he
had forgotten his umbrella.
Had he returned to get it,
he would not have been
struck by speeding jihadist
Khalid Masood, who killed
five and injured 50.
He suffered two broken
legs, multiple head injuries
and spinal cord damage
which left him paralysed.
Kris eventually realised his
home was too narrow for his
wheelchair
and
he
may
never be able to tuck his
kids into bed again. Nick
and the team fitted a lift on
the outside — the first of its
kind in Britain — so he can
now reach all three floors.
At one point they ran out
of concrete so Nick rang the
number of a passing cement
lorry. The next day eight
tons were delivered free.
A tearful Kris told the volunteers:
“You
guys
have
made me able to come home
to my family.”
DIY SOS: The Big Build,
BBC One, tonight, 8pm.
mike.ridley@the-sun.co.uk
l
25
26 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
STORE’S
£8 FOR
WATER
Cashing in on crisis
SKYLINE DAREDEVIL’S
By THEA JACOBS
A DAREDEVIL risks certain death as he jumps between
skyscrapers, dangles one-handed from towering sheer
walls and balances on high-rise rooftop railings.
The exploits of climber “LiveJN” in Manhattan, New
York, were captured by a snapper pal, who said: “Sometimes it looks like he may fall, but he is absolutely in
control of his body. He has incredible balance.”
SHOP owners are charging £8 for
a bottle of water as taps continue to run
dry in thousands of homes.
Residents spotted the rip-off prices
corner stores cashing in on the crisis.
PR boss Mark Sands,
Streatham, South London,
running water and retailers
£8 last night. It’s hugely
annoying.”
A
five-litre
bottle can sell for as little
as £1 in supermarkets.
But one defiant shopkeeper defended the hike.
He added: “I’ve had to
pay £20 to go in a taxi to
get bottles from wholesalers. It sells out so fast.
“People are desperate
and that money has
to come from somewhere.”
Homes began running dry at the
weekend when the
thaw from the big
freeze burst pipes
across the South.
Yesterday
water
Hike . . five-litre bottle
in
who was shopping in
said: “Day four with no
selling five-litre bottles for
By PAUL SIMS
firms were warned they
face
a
multi-millionpound compensation bill.
Industry
regulator
Ofwat said the companies
had failed customers and
ordered an urgent probe.
Thames Water, South
East
Water,
Southern
Water
and
South
West Water were all
criticised.
It came as supplies
of emergency bottles
ran out at makeshift
water stations.
paul.sims@
the-sun.co.uk
The Sun Says — Page Ten
Gripping . . .
suspended
by one arm
Balancing act
. . . one slip
may be fatal
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
1GM
WORK-LIFE BALANCE
27
HEALTH
SHAKE
SHOCK
‘Hits sperm’ claim
PROTEIN shakes may cut sperm count
in the same way as illegal anabolic
steroids, experts claimed yesterday.
Pictures: CATERS
Ingredients in the drinks and powders are
said to impede the body’s ability to release
the hormones that produce sperm.
High jump . . .
daredevil leaps
between walls
Hanging about
. . . rest-stop
to take in view
The compounds, believed to boost muscles and help
recovery from gym workouts, are growing in popularity, with one in four Brits
now using sports nutriBy SHAUN WOOLLER
tion products.
Expert
Allan
Pacey tins Da Silva, of the
University
of
Dundee,
claimed the drinks may
be acting like steroids as said steroid derivatives in
shakes
may
effect
testosmany who use them have
“and
therefore
a very low sperm count terone
sperm
production”.
or no sperm.
But Dr Adam Carey, of
Prof
Pacey,
of
the
University of Sheffield, the European Specialist
said: “When you have Sports Nutrition Alliance,
said there was no sciensomebody in front
tific evidence for the
of you who is as
“laughable” claim.
fit as a fiddle
He said: “The health
it’s a reasonable
benefits of proteins
conclusion.”
are
well
known.
Consultant
This advice is misgynaecologist Dr
leading.”
Sarah Marshaun.wooller
@the-sun.
Alert . . . drink
co.uk
28 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
2 FREE TICKETS
2 FREE TICKETS
2 FREE TICKETS
2 FREE TICKETS
WIN A
BEACH HUT
TO JOIN VISIT SUNSAVERS.CO.UK
OR GET THE APP & COLLECT 28 CODES
CASH★TREATS ★PRIZES
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations, the Minifigure, DUPLO and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2018 The LEGO Group. 18+ UK residents only (excludes Northern Ireland, Isle of Man & Channel Islands). Multiple unique code collect. T&Cs apply, visit savers.thesun.co.uk/terms
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
1GM
29
Barb’s clones dog their own grave
Inquest . . . Dr Towu
Surgeon
‘no grief’
for baby
By ROBIN PERRIE
A SURGEON showed no
regret after an unnecessary op left a baby dying
in his mum’s arms, an
inquest heard yesterday.
Emmanuel Towuaghanste, known as Dr Towu,
performed major emergency surgery on newborn Paul Mitchelhill’s
abdomen when a “safe,
simple, easy alternative”
was available, it was said.
Three consultants said
they would not have carried out the surgery chosen by Dr Towu, 62, and
would have instead opted
for a “staged” procedure.
One who was called to
help at the Great North
Children’s Hospital, Newcastle, said the doctor
showed no sign “he was
in any way at fault or
regretted his actions”.
The five-day hearing in
the city continues. Parents Paul and Irene, from
Carlisle, were present.
FLOATING PAST
The oldest message in a
bottle, thrown from a ship
in 1886, has been found
in Western Australia.
The way we fur . . . Barbra
with her cherished pets
ORIGINAL
DOG
CLONED
PUPS
BARBRA Streisand sends
in her cloned puppies to
see the grave of her
beloved pooch Sammie.
The 75-year-old singer
posted an image on
social media of Miss
Scarlett and Miss Violet
visiting the dog she calls
their mother.
The pups were created
with cells taken from
Coton de Tulear Sammie
before her death at 14.
Barbra said: “It was
like losing a child. It was
kind of awful.”
6-TASER TACKLE
Rugby thug’s 50-minute brawl with cops
AN ex-rugby star fought
taser cops for nearly an
hour after leading them
on a 150mph chase.
Scott Moore, 30, was
shot six times with
the 50,000-volt gun.
At one point during
the 50-minute struggle
In action . . . Moore
By LAUREN VEEVERS
he even managed to grab the
taser and snarl at officers:
“You’re getting it now.”
Bolton crown court heard
that 15st Moore, who played
rugby league for St Helens,
Castleford, Huddersfield and
Bradford, also growled at cops.
He earlier hit 150mph after
speeding off when officers
DIGITAL RADIO • APP
VIRGINRADIO.CO.UK
tried to stop his Mercedes car
at 4am in October 2016.
Moore,
capped
twice
by
England, fled after the motor
ploughed into a house.
Despite being cornered he
fought off officers, getting one
in a headlock and ripping
taser wires from his body.
He was finally arrested after
a further struggle. Moore, of
Lowton, Greater Manchester,
admitted
dangerous
driving
and three counts of assault. He
was jailed for 23 months and
got a two-year driving ban.
Det Con Lynsey WatsonPerry said outside court: “Officers had never witnessed such
a violent individual that had
so much strength to fight.
“Whatever level of force he
is used to displaying on the
pitch, this was not a game —
people’s lives were in danger.”
lauren.veevers@the-sun.co.uk
30 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Bouncy
kids risk
KIDS are more likely to
be injured on trampolines
at parks than at home,
leading to safety calls.
Hospital admission figures also showed they
have worse injuries, with
44 per cent of fractures
from those at parks and
36 per cent from homes.
Catherine Rimmer, of
Sheffield Children’s Hospital, raised fears over parks
that are “neither regulated
nor abide by basic safety”.
Industry
body
IATP
UK said it would not be
“averse” to regulation.
TOAST WANTED
Cheese on toast is the
food missed most by folk
who have given up eating
dairy, a survey found.
1GM
STILL TO
COME IN
Sun Women
fab at 44
DAILY
THE
Get Jennifer’s
Awards winning
hairstyle
PAGES 38 & 39
CITY
Sun
MPs bid to stop
£7bn takeover of
jet part maker
PAGE 45
++PLUS++ Dear Deidre – Page 36 l Letters
and Mystic Meg – Page 41 Puzzles – Page 43
SAD AND SICK?? O
WOMEN
are
happiest,
healthiest and most body
confident in their 40s, a
study suggests.
The perfect age was
found to be 44 — good
news for Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss who
hit the landmark this year.
Half claimed they were
having better sex now
than in their 20s and 30s.
And
two-thirds
said
they were more body
positive. Seven in ten felt
healthier
than
ever
before, the poll of 2,000
women by Ryvita found.
STOLEN YOUTH
More
than
half
of
pupils have been victims
of theft at school, official
figures show.
By NICK
PRITCHARD
IT is a freezing Friday
morning but the brothel
I’m standing outside of is
doing a brisk trade.
Everyone wants to spend some,
ahem, quality time with its
much-talked-about girls.
After furtively ringing the buzzer,
I’m ushered inside and led upstairs
by the madam.
I hand over a fist of cash and am
directed
to
a
bedroom,
where
voluptuous Jenny is waiting for me.
She is perched on the end of the
bed
in
delicate
lingerie,
arms
outstretched, welcoming me in.
I slide into the room, shutting the
door. Jenny does not say a word —
because she can’t.
The Dolly Parlour in Greenwich,
South London, is no normal brothel.
The clue is in the name: The girls
are all dolls.
Jenny, a 5ft 4in D-cup, is one of
two life-like models at the UK’s first
ever sex doll brothel.
The operation, run by a brother
and sister, charges clients £75 for an
hour of silicone sex. And business is
booming.
Indeed,
getting
my
noon
appointment wasn’t easy. Thursday
was fully booked. And Friday night?
Forget it.
The whole venture may appear
unseemly. But experts predict it is
the
cutting
edge
of
a
sexual
revolution.
‘As long as you pay, you
can do what you want’
Academics reckon sex dolls will
soon be a major attraction in brothels
all over the world — and could even
help make the trade safer and
combat human trafficking.
Whatever the future holds, 2018 is
certainly being seen as the year the
doll got serious — as part of a multibillion-pound sex toy industry.
One
manufacturer,
RealDoll, shifts 400 of
them per year.
At
The
Dolly
Parlour they have
two models, both
life-size and made
of plastic.
Blonde
Britney
and
brunette
Jenny, right, are
typically
dressed
in
lingerie
but
punters can pay an
extra £20 for other
outfits.
The
website
says
customers can expect an
experience with no limits
that will fulfil your wildest fantasy.
The parlour is open from 10.30am
until late and will take bookings
from 30 minutes to two hours. Half
an hour with one doll will set you
back £50, while two hours costs £130.
The parlour’s madam tells me her
brother is the business brains behind
the brothel.
Her role is to let the punters into
the terraced block of flats and she
also has the grim job of cleaning the
dolls between sessions.
The Dolly Parlour has been open
for six weeks and already has a few
regulars.
The girls, which can be positioned
in any pose you like, greet you in a
small double bedroom in a gloomy
top-floor flat. There is also a cold,
Pupp
in
G-str
...ins
xsexbrot
bare kitchen with a
bin bag in one corner
and
a
change
of
clothes for the dolls
scattered
across
the
work surface.
I ask the madam if
there are any ground rules.
She replies: “So long as
you pay and you leave within
the time limit, you can do whatever
you want.”
I hand her £50 for half an hour
and am directed to a door.
Seeing Jenny comes as a shock.
This obviously plastic mannequin is
more like horror movie puppet
Chucky than Belle de Jour.
Glassy-eyed Jenny — retail price
£1,700 — is made of a soft, rubber-like
material squishy to the touch.
It reminds me of the Stretch
Armstrong action figure I played with
as a child, right.
The cramped room, which stinks of
latex, just has a bed, with a pink
fitted sheet and two pillows.
There is no duvet. I guess people
do not want to cuddle up and spoon
with Jenny after they have finished.
On
n
con
use
I
pic
sur
ur
H
her
er
bee
H
ang
pie
A
I
em
sin
in
I
Ca
kin
T
res
es
we
e
but
O
Ba
dol
ol
T
wit
A
Par
ar
1GM
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
REV
OR A REVOLUTION
THAT HELPS WOMEN?
ppet
ppe
a
rin
ring
side
-doll
thel
n the
t
side is a small towel with two
ndoms
n
on top. Punters are asked to
e them
t
for hygiene reasons.
I try
t
moving Jenny so I can take
ctures
ct
for this article but she is
rprisingly
rpri
heavy.
Her
H
limbs can be moved thanks to
r bendy
ben
skeleton — and they have
en left
l
in a mangled state.
Her
H
digits are sticking out at odd
gles
g
like she has lost a fight with a
ece of
o agricultural equipment.
At
A one point her wig pops off.
I don’t
d
think I have felt so
mbarrassed
mbarr
in front of a woman
nce secondary
seco
school.
It is
i an utterly depressing scene.
an this
t
really be someone’s idea of
nky fun?
fun
The
Th Dolly Parlour, which did not
spond
spo
to requests to comment, may
ell be Britain’s
Bri
first sex doll brothel
t it
i is not a world first.
Operating
O
at a secret location in
arcelona,
arcel
Lumidolls has a range of
lls
ll — but its are robotic.
The
Th brothel is said to be popular
th
t stag dos from the UK.
Another
An
establishment opened in
ris
ri in January, and Denmark also
IS SHE FAKING
IT? . . . Jenny the
sex doll. Above,
Nick outside the
brothel
has
one.
Artificial
intelligence
researcher David Levy, who has
predicted that humans will fall in
love and even marry robots by 2050,
has said: “I don’t see that anybody
can possibly be harmed by people
having sex with robots, so I think
that the idea of a robot brothel
should . . . probably be encouraged.”
He added: “The
advent of sex
robots
will
probably
reduce
the
popularity of
having
sex
with a sex
worker.
“And if it’s
going to have
that effect, it
will also reduce
sex trafficking.”
But
many
people
remain
appalled
at
these
sex
trade
innovations.
Opponents argue that the dolls
only further the objectification of
women and lead to darker fantasies
being indulged. Kathleen Richardson
It reminds
me of the Stretch
Armstrong action
figure I played
with as a child
is professor of ethics and culture of
robots and AI at De Montfort
University in Leicester. She is also
the founder of the Campaign Against
Sex Robots.
When I tell her about the brothel I
have visited, she says: “I think this
London parlour is really disturbing. It
makes people think women are
objects.
“I’ve spoken to someone in
Denmark who said men are
going to these places and
hitting the dolls.
“In
the
past
most
people would develop
their
tastes
through
relationships,
finding
out what they, and
others, like.
“Now, because of the
rise of inanimate dolls
and
pornography,
people are having less
sex.
“We are creating a
very dangerous world
where people develop
damaging sexual tastes
outside of a normal
relationship.
They
are
not
told
their violent behaviour is wrong,
and it could lead to them escalating
things and hurting real people in
the future.”
Even some of the designers behind
the robots have questioned whether
they could ever be a legitimate
replacement for real-life sex workers
in the future.
Roboticist Sergi Santos founded the
sex doll company Synthea Amatus,
in Barcelona, Spain.
He believes that people should have
intimate relationships with just a
single robot, not use several different
ones at brothels.
He says: “I am trying to create
something which the user can bond
with.
In
a
prostitute
I
don’t
understand what this bond would be
good for.”
And that, for me, is where this
peculiar and disturbing service fails.
My encounter with Jenny is as far
removed from real human contact as
it is possible to get.
Sex has never been further from
my mind — so I politely make my
excuses and leave.
IS IT LEGAL TO
USE FLAT FOR
PROSTITUTES?
LEGALLY, it is an offence for a person to
keep or manage a brothel, writes Neil
Brown, an internet, telecoms and
technology lawyer with Decoded:Legal.
It is also an offence for landlords to
let their premises be used as a brothel.
But is it a “brothel” if the sex workers
are dolls or robots?
According to the law, a brothel is “a
place where people of opposite sexes
are allowed to resort for illicit
intercourse, whether the women are
common prostitutes or not”.
This was extended in 1956 to
cover premises which are “resorted to
for the purpose of lewd homosexual
practices”.
It is unlikely that premises for sex
between a person and a doll or robot
would fall foul of either of these legal
descriptions.
31
32 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
tvguide Wednesday
6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Murder, Mystery And My
Family (S,HD)
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
Property auctions. (R,S,HD)
11.00 Wanted Down Under Revisited
With Nicki Chapman. (S,HD)
11.45 Caught Red Handed (S,HD)
12.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S,HD)
1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD)
1.30 Regional News (S)
1.45 Doctors The Mill is sent into
crisis after a power cut. (S,HD)
2.15 Shakespeare & Hathaway:
Private Investigators Frank
and Lu struggle to protect a
troubled teenager. (S,HD)
3.00 Escape To The Country A
couple search for a property in the
Hampshire countryside. (R,S,HD)
3.45 Coast And Country Auctions
A visit to Exeter Livestock Market,
the biggest agricultural auction
in the region. (S,HD)
4.30 Antiques Road Trip James
Braxton and Raj Bisram head to
an auction in Woking. (R,S,HD)
5.15 Pointless Quiz show hosted by
Alexander Armstrong. (R,S,HD)
6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD)
6.30 Regional News (S)
6am Caught Red Handed (R,S,HD)
6.30 Coast And Country
Auctions (R,S,HD)
7.15 Wanted Down Under Revisited
Documentary. (R,S,HD)
8.00 Sign Zone: See Hear (S,SL,HD)
8.30 Great British Railway
Journeys (R,S,SL,HD)
9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (S,HD)
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live (S,HD)
11.30 Daily Politics (S,HD)
1.00 Perfection (R,S,HD)
1.45 Plan It, Build It (R,S,HD)
2.15 Yes Chef (R,S,HD)
3.00 A Place To Call Home Carolyn
and Jack visit Douglas on their
honeymoon. (R,S,HD)
3.55 Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve
Simon travels to the holy city of
Jerusalem. (R,S,HD)
4.55 More Creatures Great And
Small Vet Rosie treats a
concussed tawny owl. (R,S,HD)
5.25 Flog It! From Stockport, Greater
Manchester. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Eggheads Quiz show hosted by
Jeremy Vine. (R,S,HD)
6.30 Great British Railway
Journeys Goes To Ireland
Michael Portillo travels from
Navan to Mullingar. (R,S,HD)
6am Good Morning Britain News,
current affairs and lifestyle
features. (S,HD)
8.30 Lorraine Entertainment and
fashion news. (S,HD)
9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show Guests
air their differences. (S,HD)
10.30 This Morning Celebrity chat and
lifestyle features. (S,HD)
12.30 Loose Women The panel is
joined in conversation by
Kerry Needham. (S,HD)
1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S)
1.55 Regional News (S)
2.00 James Martin’s American
Adventure The chef’s culinary
journey takes him to The
Hamptons, where he learns about
the area’s rich farming history
and samples a chowder at a
seafood restaurant. (S,HD)
3.00 Tenable Five friends from
Hertfordshire take part in the quiz
show, hosted by Warwick Davis.
(S,HD) Then Local Weather
4.00 Tipping Point Game show
hosted by Ben Shephard. (S,HD)
5.00 The Chase Quiz show hosted by
Bradley Walsh. (S,HD)
6.00 Regional News (S)
6.30 ITV Evening News (S)
6am Countdown (R,S,HD)
6.45 3rd Rock From The Sun (R,S)
7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond
Two episodes. (R,S)
8.30 Frasier (R,S)
10.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
USA From New York. (R,S)
11.00 Undercover Boss USA (R,S,HD)
12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD)
12.05 Come Dine With Me (R,S,HD)
1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers (R,S,HD)
2.10 Countdown (S,HD)
3.00 Crufts Extra With Alan And
Clare A look ahead to this year’s
world famous dog show, which
starts tomorrow. (S,HD)
4.00 A New Life In The Sun
A holiday home business in
France struggles with expensive
maintenance costs. (S,HD)
5.00 Four In A Bed The contest
arrives at The Pug and Greyhound
in Leicestershire. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Extreme Cake Makers A
chocolatier creates a gothic twofoot tall wedding cake. (R,S,HD)
6.00 The Simpsons Homer befriends
his cool new neighbours. (R,S,HD)
6.30 Hollyoaks Sally and Myra finally
decide to tell Nana they are more
than friends. (S,HD)
6am Milkshake! (HD)
9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD)
11.15 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away
Sheriffs try to recover almost
£2,400 from a company director
for unpaid invoices. (R,S,HD)
Followed by 5 News Lunchtime
12.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
Dr Chris Pearce is consulted by a
woman who had an accident on
the Underground. (R,S,HD)
1.05 Access Showbiz news. (S,HD)
1.15 Home And Away (S,HD)
1.45 Neighbours (S,HD)
2.15 NCIS: Hit & Run An admiral
is murdered. (R,S)
3.15 Love You To Death An
attorney’s mistake in court allows
a murderer to go free, and vowing
retribution he takes steps to
track her down. Thriller with Bree
Williamson. (2016) JJJ (S,HD)
5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD)
5.30 Neighbours Holly learns that
Izzy has stolen Karl’s sperm
sample and used it to try to get
pregnant. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Home And Away Willow does
some digging into Salt’s
accounts. (R,S,HD)
6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD)
HUT THE FRONT DOOR!
8pm Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team
transform the home of an injured police officer
9pm The Assassination Of Gianni sees
wanted man Andrew Cunanan arrive in Miami
7.00 The One Show
7.00 Saving Lives At Sea
Hosted by Matt Baker and
(2/12) A kayaker goes missing for
Alex Jones. (S,HD)
an hour off the East Yorkshire
7.30 Immigration: Who Should We
coast, and a crew member on
Let In? Panorama
his first call-out races to a
Nick Robinson investigates public
capsized dinghy to find a
man losing consciousness
concerns about immigration, and
in the water. (R,S,HD)
addresses some of the big
8.00 The World’s Most
unanswered questions about how
Extraordinary Homes
a new system could work after
Brexit. (S,HD) Then BBC News
(2/8) Architect Piers Taylor and
8.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build
Caroline Quentin travel to
(4/8) Nick Knowles and the DIY
Switzerland in search of four
SOS team transform the home of
extraordinary homes, beginning
a police officer who was injured in
their journey in a tiny hamlet
the Westminster Bridge terrorist
called Jeurs. (S,HD)
attack in March 2017. (S,HD)
9.00 The Assassination Of
9.00 Earth’s Natural Wonders
Gianni Versace:
(3/3) Shedding light on spiritAmerican Crime Story
pleasing rituals among the
(2/9) Andrew Cunanan, already a
Kamayura People of Brazil,
wanted man for four murders,
and the daunting climb made
arrives in Miami to stalk Gianni
by worshippers in Tigray,
Versace. Meanwhile, Antonio
Ethiopia. (S,HD)
tells Versace that he wants to
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
marry him. (S,HD)
10.30 Regional News (S)
9.50 Live At The Apollo
10.45 A Question Of Sport
(1/7) Chatty Man Alan Carr hosts
(25/36) With Paralympic sprinter
from London’s Hammersmith
Elizabeth Clegg, former England
Apollo, performing and introducing
cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, British
guests Francesca Martinez and
400m record-holder Iwan Thomas
Nish Kumar. (R,S,HD)
and ex-Republic Of Ireland striker 10.30 Newsnight
Clinton Morrison. (S,HD)
Presented by Evan Davis. (S,HD)
11.15 Film 2018
Followed by Weather
Antonia Quirke, Ellen E Jones and 11.15 Nature’s Weirdest Events
Chris Hewitt review psychological
(2/8) Chris Packham finds out
thriller You Were Never Really
what poisoned a scientist on a
Here starring Joaquin Phoenix.
jungle expedition, reveals why
Plus, Susan Sarandon talks about
chimps take part in rituals and
her new documentary on 1940s
investigates strange prehistoric
siren, Hedy Lemarr (S,HD)
handprints in Egypt. (R,S,HD)
11.45 Memento
12.00 Women’s International
A man searches for his wife’s
Football USA v England. Kick-off
killer in spite of the short-term
at 12.00. Coverage of both
memory loss he sustained during
teams’ third and final game in
the same attack. Thriller with Guy
this year’s SheBelieves Cup.
Pearce and Carrie-Anne Moss.
(S,HD) 2.05 Sign Zone: See Hear
(2000) JJJJJ (S,HD) Then
(R,S,SL,HD) 2.35 Flatpack
Weather For The Week Ahead
Empire (R,S,SL) 3.35-4.20am
1.40 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
Royal Recipes (R,S,SL)
9pm Rob checks in at the sunny Benidorm
resort with his much anticipated friend
10pm Denise’s personal life is the subject of
office gossip in the comedy Damned
9pm Psychologist Laverne Antrobus takes on
a new case in Violent Child, Desperate Parents
7.00 Emmerdale
Cain takes matters into his own
hands, Tracy faces up to her past,
and Priya feels the strain as
social services suspect her of
abusing Eliza. (S,HD)
7.30 Coronation Street
After the Mill accident, Tim finds
out the truth about Phelan’s part
in the Calcutta Street scam, while
Carla and Michelle wind up an
oblivious Sally. (S,HD)
8.00 Britain’s Brightest Family
(8/15) The Wright-Strong family
from Lancashire and the
Spiliopoulou family from
Hertfordshire battle for a place in
the quarter-finals. Hosted by
Anne Hegerty. (S,HD)
8.30 Coronation Street
Eileen considers telling her
neighbours about Phelan’s
deception, and Tyrone is touched
by Gemma’s sympathy regarding
Ruby’s behaviour. (S,HD)
9.00 Benidorm
(2/9) The wedding party returns
after spending a night under the
stars, but Kenneth is nowhere to
be found. Meanwhile, Rob checks
in with his friend. (S,HD)
10.00 ITV News At Ten (S)
10.30 Regional News (S)
10.45 UEFA Champions League
Highlights
Action from the first batch of
last-16 second legs, featuring
Manchester City v FC Basel,
Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus
and Liverpool v FC Porto. (S,HD)
11.45 Play To The Whistle
(4/6) Ashley Cole, Ore Oduba and
Kevin Bridges join Holly Willoughby
and team captains Frank Lampard
and Bradley Walsh for more
sporting teasers. (R,S,HD)
12.35 Jackpot247 3.00 Tenable
(R,S,SL,HD) 3.50 Nightscreen
(HD) 5.05-6am The Jeremy Kyle
Show (R,S,SL,HD)
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
7.00 Extreme Winter Road Rescue
8.00 The Supervet
(2/4) The emergency services are
(2/6) An overweight boxer needs
stretched to the limit as Storms
Doris and Eleanor hit the UK,
an operation on his knees, but
first Noel and the team must fix
while the Stornoway Coastguard’s
his breathing defect. Elsewhere, a
helicopter scrambles to rescue a
pug requires risky emergency
climber. (R,S,HD) Followed by
5 News Update
spinal surgery to remove a cyst,
8.00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
and a rescue dog with hip
(32/42) A patient with a history
dysplasia may have to be let go
of heart problems visits the
while under anaesthetic. (S,HD)
surgery, and doctors treat a
9.00 One Born Every Minute
man suffering from whiplash
(1/10) The award-winning
which is causing pain to travel
documentary series moves to
into the back of his head. (S,HD)
Birmingham Women’s Hospital,
Followed by 5 News Update
following the highs and lows of a
9.00 Violent Child,
new group of soon-to-be parents
Desperate Parents
in the maternity ward. (S,HD)
(2/4) Child psychologist Laverne
10.00 Damned
Antrobus meets 29-year-old
(4/6) Nat suspects Mimi may be
mother Lisa, who is bearing the
behind the disappearance of some
brunt of extremely violent outbursts
files, and Ingrid brings her foster
from her six-year-old daughter,
child Limahl into this maelstrom,
Demi. Keen to understand what
where Rose’s car is promptly
triggers Demi’s violent episodes,
stolen. Meanwhile, rumours start
Laverne tries to get to the bottom
to fly around about Denise’s
of why Lisa seems resigned to
personal life, and PC Harris
being hurt by her daughter, and
throws the abuse case back in
in doing so, she uncovers some
the Elm Heath Court. (S,HD)
past trauma. (S,HD)
10.35 24 Hours In Police Custody
Cameras follow as detectives from 10.00 Most Shocking Celebrity
Moments 2017
Bedfordshire Police’s Major Crime
Memorable moments featuring
Unit are called in to investigate
famous faces from the past year,
after a man is found dead in a
including David Beckham’s leaked
park in Peterborough. (R,S,HD)
e-mails, a mishap at the Oscars,
11.35 999: On The Frontline
and Prue Leith’s Great British
(1/10) Series following an hour in
Bake Off spoilers. (R,S,HD)
the life of ambulance crews in the
12.55 SuperCasino (S,HD) 3.10
West Midlands, starting with
Cowboy Builders. A Birmingham
paramedic Chelsie Kennedy and
accountant whose old decor had
technician Simon Lees rushing to
been putting off her clients.
save a baby. (S,HD)
(R,S,HD) 4.00 Now That’s Funny!
12.30 Pokerstars Championship
Internet-sourced videos with an
Cash Challenge (S,HD) 1.25
FILM The East. Thriller starring
amusing family friendly hook.
Brit Marling. (2013) JJJJ
(R,S,SL,HD) 4.45 House Doctor.
(S,SL,HD) 3.20 The Question Jury
A house in Wandsworth is given a
(R,S,HD) 4.15 Coast Vs Country
makeover. (R,S,SL) 5.10 Nick’s
(R,S,HD) 5.05-6am Location,
Quest (R,S,SL) 5.35-6am
Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL)
Location, Location (R,S,SL,HD)
FILMS JJJJJ Brilliant JJJJ Very Good JJJ Good JJ Not Bad J Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Definition
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
1GM
SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
6am Monkey Life (R,S)
7.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue (R,S,HD)
8.00 Send In The Dogs Australia
Double bill. (R,S,HD)
9.00 Road Wars (R,S)
10.00 Warehouse 13 Artie, Myka and
Pete discover MacPherson is
planning to secretly sell off
Warehouse artefacts. (R,S)
11.00 Forever Henry investigates the
death of a businessman who
liked to be punished. (R,S,HD)
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles (R,S,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Two editions.
McGarrett brings in an old friend
to defend an informer. Then, the
team tracks a Russian spy who
has stolen NSA secrets. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles A cybersecurity company is burgled, but
the investigation gets complicated
when it turns out Callen’s girlfriend
witnessed the raid. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Stargate SG-1 Jackson is
recruited by the Tok’ra. (R,S)
5.00 The Simpsons A dejected
Santa’s Little Helper decides to
run away from home. (R,HD)
5.30 Futurama Double bill. Dr
Zoidberg is sentenced to death.
Then, Kif gets pregnant. (R,S,HD)
6am Total Goals 9.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 10.00 PL
Daily 11.00 Sky Sports Daily 12.00 Sky Sports News
7.00 Sky Sports Tonight 7.30 LIVE EFL. Leeds United v
Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.00 The
Debate 11.00 Sky Sports News 5.00 Great Sporting
Moments 5.30-6am LIVE European Tour Golf. The Hero
Indian Open. Coverage of the opening session of the first day.
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Greatest Games 7.00 PL Legends 7.30 Best PL
Goals: Liverpool Vs Man Utd 8.00 The Debate 9.00 PL
Legends 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 The Debate 12.00 PL
Review 1.00 Premier League 100 Club 2.00 PL Greatest
Games 3.00 PL Years 5.00 The Fantasy Football Club:
Merse Meets Carrick 6.00 PL Review 7.00 PL World
7.30 Best PL Goals: Liverpool Vs Man Utd 8.00 PL Review
9.00 Man Utd Vs Liverpool Preview 9.30 PL World 10.00
The Debate 11.00 Man Utd Vs Liverpool Preview 11.30
Best PL Goals 1.00 The Debate 2.00 PL World 2.30 PL
Greatest Games 3.00 The Debate 4.00 PL Best Goals
93/94 5.00 PL World 5.30-6am PL Greatest Games
SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL
6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00
Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 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 Revista De La Liga 10.30 La Liga World 11.00
One2Eleven: Michael O’Neill 11.15 One2Eleven: Steve
Lomas 11.30 SPFL Greatest Games 12.00 Eredivisie
Round-Up 1.00 La Liga Icons 2.00 Revista De La Liga 2.30
La Liga World 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 Eredivisie Round-Up 7.00
EFL Rivalries: East Midlands Derby 7.30 LIVE EFL. Leeds
United v Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.00
The Debate 11.00 La Liga Icons 12.00 EFL 2.30 Eredivisie
Round-Up 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
TONIGHT’S PICKS
One Born Every Minute
C4, 9pm
Benidorm
ITV, 9pm
THE action moves to
Birmingham Women’s
Hospital for the new
series of the emotional
fly-on-the-wall birthing
show, and the opener
is a real tearjerker.
The Assassination of Gianni
Versace, BBC2, 9pm
JOYCE (Sherrie Hewson)
and Monty’s (John
Challis) wedding guests
feel the worse for wear
following their big night
on the tiles. Someone
pass the aspirin…
DIY SOS: The Big Build
BBC1, 8pm
DARREN CRISS
continues to shine with
his riveting portrayal as
serial killer Andrew
Cunanan. Tonight, he
arrives in Miami with
Versace in his sights.
NICK KNOWLES’ team
transforms the home of
PC Kris Aves, who was
paralysed in the terror
attack on Westminster
Bridge. There won’t be
a dry eye in the house.
FREE
with
un Sun
Severy
Sun Sun
Saturday
THE
WIN A BEACH HUT
WORTH UP TO £50K
SKY SPORTS ACTION
8pm Zari battles to escape a time loop in the
fantasy drama DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow
6.30 The Simpsons
(4, 5 & 6/25) Double bill. Three
episodes. Marge is accused of
witchcraft. Next, Homer buys a
gun. Then, Homer becomes a
football coach. (R,S,HD)
8.00 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow
(11/17) Zari gets caught in a
time loop that means the
Waverider blows up repeatedly
and learns that the key to
stopping it lurks in her shipmates’
best-kept secrets. (S,HD)
9.00 A League Of Their Own
(1/14) James Corden presents
the quiz, joined by captains Jamie
Redknapp and Freddie Flintoff,
panellist Jack Whitehall and guests
Frank Lampard, Kevin Bridges and
Judy Murray. (R,S,HD)
10.00 Bliss
(4/6) Andrew’s long absences are
starting to take a toll on his
partners, while someone spots
him acting strangely in the
airport car park and the
authorities get involved. (HD)
10.30 A League Of Their Own:
Unseen
(9/14) James Corden introduces
out-takes from the eighth series
of the comedy quiz. (R,S,HD)
11.00 The Force: Essex
(8/10) Officers help two women
who have been robbed at
machete-point. (R,S,HD)
12.00 Ross Kemp: Extreme World
(R,S,HD) 1.00 Brit Cops: Rapid
Response (R,S,HD) 2.00 Most
Shocking (R,S,HD) 3.00 The
Force: Essex (R,S,HD) 4.00
It’s Me Or The Dog (R,S) 5.006am Futurama (R,S,HD)
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
6am Sky Sports Boxing Gold 7.00 Sporting Triumphs 7.30
Sky Sports Boxing Gold 8.30 NFL: Greatest Games 10.00
Racing News 10.30 NFL: America’s Game 11.30 NFL: A
Football Life 12.30 NFL: Greatest Games 2.00 NFL: A
Football Life 3.00 NFL: Greatest Games 4.30 Fishing:
Hooked On Africa 5.00 Sporting Records 5.30 Sky Sports
Boxing Gold 6.00 Sports Unlimited 7.00 Fishing 7.30 The
Offload 8.00 Netball Superleague 9.00 Motorsport Mundial
9.30 Top 14 Round-Up Show 10.00 Laureus World
Sports Awards 2018 11.00 Netball Superleague 12.00
Motorsport Mundial 12.30 Top 14 Round-Up Show 1.00
Sports Unlimited 2.00 Motorsport Mundial 2.30 Top 14
Round-Up Show 3.00 Netball Superleague 4.00 NFL:
Greatest Games 5.30-6am Sporting Greats
SKY SPORTS ARENA
6am Sporting Greats 7.00 WWE Experience 8.00 WWE
Presents: Kurt Angle – The Essential Collection 9.00
Sporting Records 10.00 WWE Presents: Kurt Angle: The
Essential Collection 11.00 Darts Gold 12.00 Sporting
Records 1.00 Great Sporting Moments 2.00 WWE Presents:
Kurt Angle – The Essential Collection 3.00 Sporting
Records 4.00 WWE Presents: Kurt Angle – The Essential
Collection 5.00 WWE Main Event 6.00 WWE Experience
7.00 NFL Super Bowl LII Highlights 9.00 WWE Presents:
Kurt Angle – The Essential Collection 10.00 WWE Late
Night Smackdown 12.00 Sports Unlimited 1.00 Sporting
Greats 2.00 Sports Unlimited 3.00 Sporting Records
4.00 Sporting Greats 5.00-6am Sports Unlimited
BT SPORT 1
6am BT Sport Goals Reload 6.30 Irish Rally Review 7.00
Fishing 8.00 Highlights Show 9.00 Ligue 1 10.00 WRC
Magazine 10.30 Formula E Championship 11.30 Inside
Sailing 12.00 30 For 30 1.00 Premiership Rugby Highlights
3.30 Premier League 5.00 BT Sport Goals Reload 5.15
WTA Tennis 7.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. The BNP Paribas
Open. 5.00-6am Champions League: Classics
BT SPORT 2
6am The Big Match Revisited 9.00 Hyundai A-League
12.00 MotoGP Highlights 2.00 NBA Reload 2.30 NBA
Inside Stuff 3.00 NBA 4.30 The WRC Magazine 5.00 BT
Sport Reload 5.30 PSA Squash Highlights 6.30 Premier
League World 7.00 LIVE UEFA Champions League.
Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.30
Premier League Reload 10.45 UFC 1.45 30 For 30 2.30
BT Sport Reload 3.00 Rugby Tonight On Tour 3.30 Inside
Sailing 4.00 SEC Storied 5.30-6am BT Sport Reload
BT SPORT 3
6am UEFA Champions League 8.00 Game Of The Week
8.30 UEFA Europa League Magazine 9.00 UEFA
Champions League Highlights 9.30 Premier League Reload
9.45 BT Sport Goals Reload 10.00 UEFA Champions
League 12.00 Bundesliga Highlights Show 1.00 UEFA
Champions League Highlights 1.30 Premier League Reload
1.45 BT Sport Goals Reload 2.00 UEFA Champions
League 4.00 Game Of The Week 4.30 UEFA Champions
League 6.30 BT Sport Goals Reload 7.00 LIVE UEFA
Champions League. Manchester City v FC Basel. Kick-off at
7.45. 10.30 Rugby Tonight On Tour 11.00 Formula E
Championship 12.00 UEFA Champions League 2.00
Bundesliga Highlights Show 3.00 Game Of The Week 3.30
Ligue 1 Highlights 4.30 The WRC Magazine 5.00 Game Of
The Week 5.30-6am Rugby Tonight On Tour
S4C 6am Cyw 11.00 Cyw 12noon Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd
12.05pm Crwydro 12.30 Cefn Gwlad 1.30 Mamwlad Gyda
Ffion Hague 2.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn
Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 3.05 Pengelli 3.30 Pobol
Y Glannau 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 NEW Boom!
5.15 Dennis A Dannedd 5.25 Dewi A’r Ditectifs Gwyllt 5.35 Fi
Yw’r Bos 6.00 Newyddion 6.05 Her Yr Hinsawdd 6.30 Mwy O
Sgorio 7.00 Heno 8.00 Pobol Y Cwm 8.25 Celwydd Noeth
9.00 Newyddion 9.30 Ar Werth 10.00 Codi Hwyl 10.30 Y
Ditectif 11.00-11.35pm 999: Ambiwlans Awyr Cymru
BBC ONE WALES As main BBC ONE except: 10.30pm BBC
Wales Live 11.05 A Question Of Sport 11.35 Film 2018
12.10am FILM Memento (2000) 2.05-6am BBC News
BBC TWO WALES As main BBC TWO except:
2.15pm A Place To Call Home 3.05 A Place To Call Home
4.00 More Creatures Great And Small 4.30 Pilgrimage
With Simon Reeve 5.30-6pm Flog It!
33
Collect just 10 codes for your chance to win a Beach Hut.
Choose from 30 locations. Start collecting today.
JOIN TODAY AT SUNSAVERS.CO.UK OR DOWNLOAD THE FREE APP
CASH★TREATS ★PRIZES
18+ UK residents only (excludes Isle of Man, Northern Ireland & Channel Islands). Code collect 03/03/2018 – 20/03/2018. Entry closes 02/04/2018. T&Cs apply.
THE
34 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
tvguide Wednesday
FREEVIEW
HELL’S KITCHEN USA,
ITV2, 9pm
Fiery chef Gordon Ramsay invites 16 All-Stars
back to the kitchen to give them a second
chance to prove they have what it takes in a
new series of the kitchen-based reality show.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days; Weather 7.30 Sea City
8.00 The Secret History Of Our Streets 9.00 Lucy
Worsley’s Fireworks For A Tudor Queen 10.30
Clarissa And The King’s Cookbook 11.00 The Man
Who Shot Tutankhamun 12.00 Sings Stevie Wonder
1.00 Top Of The Pops: 1982 2.00-3.30am Lucy
Worsley’s Fireworks For A Tudor Queen
ITV2 freeview 6
6am The Planet’s Funniest Animals 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World Records 7.10 Dress To
Impress 7.55 Emmerdale 8.20 The Cube 9.25 The
Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.15 Who’s Doing The
Dishes? 11.10 Dress To Impress 12.15 Emmerdale
12.40 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 1.45 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 4.50
Judge Rinder 5.50 Take Me Out 7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold 7.30 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 8.00
Two And A Half Men. Double bill. 9.00 Hell’s Kitchen
USA 10.55 Family Guy 11.50 American Dad!
12.45 Two And A Half Men 1.40 Ibiza Weekender
2.30-6am Teleshopping
Satellite & Digital
ITV3 freeview 10
Nine 12.00 The Goldbergs 1.00 The Big Bang
Theory 2.00 Melissa & Joey 3.00 Baby Daddy 4.00
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The
Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 My Hotter Half
8.00 The Goldbergs 8.30 The Big Bang Theory
9.00 Don’t Tell The Bride 10.00 Celebrity First Dates
11.05 The Big Bang Theory 12.05 First Dates
1.10 Don’t Tell The Bride 2.10 The Inbetweeners
3.05 The Goldbergs 3.25 Timeless 4.10 The
Goldbergs 4.30-6am How I Met Your Mother
ITV4 freeview 24
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun 11.30 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come Dine
With Me 4.50 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 5.55
Walks With My Dog 6.55 The Supervet 7.55 Grand
Designs 9.00 Vet On The Hill. New series. 10.00
24 Hours In A&E 11.05 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does
Countdown 12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
USA 1.05 Vet On The Hill 2.10 The Good Fight
3.15-3.55am 8 Out Of 10 Cats: Best Bits
E4 freeview 28
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Catch A
Contractor 9.35 Chicago PD 10.25 Law & Order
11.25 FILM Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
1.05 NCIS 2.05 Chicago PD 3.00 Law & Order
5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 6.00 CSI: Miami
7.00 NCIS 9.00 Taken 10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit 11.55 Chicago Justice 12.55 CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation 2.50 Chicago Fire 3.50 Access
4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.55 Heartbeat 7.55
The Royal 8.55 Judge Judy 10.20 Inspector Morse
12.35 The Royal 1.35 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street 3.45 On The Buses 4.55 You’re
Only Young Twice 5.25 Rising Damp 5.55 Heartbeat
7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Endeavour 10.00
Law & Order: UK. Two episodes. 12.05 Unforgotten
1.55 Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping
6am The Chase 6.45 Pawn Stars 7.30 Ironside 8.25
Quincy ME 9.30 Minder 10.35 The Sweeney 11.45
The Avengers 12.50 Ironside 1.50 Quincy ME 2.55
Minder 4.00 The Sweeney 5.05 The Avengers 6.10
Storage Wars 7.05 Pawn Stars 8.00 Britain’s Busiest
Motorway 9.00 FILM Falling Down. Urban thriller
starring Michael Douglas and Robert Duvall. (1993)
11.20 Lethal Weapon 12.15 FILM Nacho Libre.
Comedy starring Jack Black. (2006) 2.05 The
Avengers 3.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Rude(ish) Tube 7.30 How I Met
Your Mother 8.00 Baby Daddy 9.00 Melissa & Joey
10.00 How I Met Your Mother 11.00 Brooklyn Nine-
MORE4 freeview 14
5USA freeview 21
5STAR freeview 30
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Access 8.10 Dance Moms
9.00 On Benefits: Depressed, Stressed And
Repossessed 10.00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
11.05 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops 12.00 Police
Interceptors 1.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away 3.00
Neighbours 3.30 Home And Away 4.00 Will & Grace
5.00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 6.00 Neighbours
6.30 Home And Away 7.05 FILM A Cinderella Story.
Romantic comedy starring Hilary Duff and Chad
Michael Murray. (2004) 9.00 Riverdale 10.00 FILM
Divergent. Sci-fi adventure starring Shailene Woodley.
(2014) 12.50 The X-Files 1.50 Star 3.35 Last Man
Standing 4.00-6am Teleshopping
PICK freeview 11
6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Motorway Patrol 8.00
Police Force: Australia 9.00 Without A Trace 10.00
Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00 Haven 1.00
A Town Called Eureka 2.00 Without A Trace 3.00
Police Force: Australia 4.00 Nothing To Declare
5.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 6.00 Warehouse 13
7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00 Babylon 5 9.00 Bones
10.00 Criminal Minds 11.00 Brit Cops: Rapid
Response 12.00 Cop Squad 1.00 Police 10/7
2.00 Without A Trace 3.00 Warehouse 13 4.00
Motorway Patrol 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare
DAVE freeview 12
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00
American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 Abandoned
Engineering 4.00 Road Cops 5.00 Best Of Top Gear
6.00 Top Gear 7.00 Road Cops 8.00 Yianni:
Supercar Customiser 9.00 QI XL 10.00 Dave
Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish 11.00 Unspun XL
With Matt Forde 12.00 QI XL 1.00 QI 1.40 Would I
Lie To You? 2.20 Mock The Week 3.00 Suits
4.00-6am Teleshopping
REALLY freeview 17
6am Fantasy Homes By The Sea 7.00 Teleshopping
8.00 Escape To The Country 9.00 Fantasy Homes
By The Sea 10.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build 11.00
Countryside 999 12.00 Antiques Road Trip 1.00
Escape To The Country 2.00 Fantasy Homes By The
Sea 3.00 Countryside 999 4.00 Paranormal
Investigators 5.00 Ghost Adventures 6.00 Antiques
Road Trip 8.00 Escape To The Country. Searching
for a home in Powys, Wales. 9.00 Posh Pawn 10.00
Long Lost Family Australia 11.00 Women Behind
Bars 12.00 Nurses Who Kill 1.00 First Kill, Last Kill
2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 Nurses Who Kill 4.45
Women Behind Bars 5.35-6am Garden Makers
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Who Do You Think You Are? 11.00
Medieval Dead 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Africa 2.00
The Life Of Mammals 3.00 Coast 4.00 Medieval Dead
5.00 Murder Maps 6.00 Auschwitz: The Nazis And
The Final Solution 7.00 Flying Scotsman With Robson
Green 8.00 The Day When Roosevelt Chose War
9.00 Open All Hours 11.00 The Two Ronnies 12.50
Black Ops 1.50 Pointless 2.50-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM A Daughter’s
Conviction (2006) 11.00 FILM Mother’s Suspicion
(2016) 1.00 Sony Movie News Extra 1.10 FILM First
Knight (1995) 4.00 FILM Hope Floats (1998) 6.25
FILM Burlesque (2010) 9.00 FILM The Marine 2.
Action thriller sequel. (2009) 11.05 FILM xXx2: The
Next Level (2005) 1.15 FILM Kingdom Of Heaven
(2005) 4.20-6am FILM Lies And Deception (2005)
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets 8.00 The
British 9.00 The West Wing 11.00 House 1.00
Without A Trace 2.00 David Attenborough’s
Conquest Of The Skies 3.00 The West Wing 5.00
House 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A
battered body is found on a mountainside. 8.00 Blue
Bloods. Frank is asked to downplay the significance
of a murder. 9.00 Save Me. Claire and Barry stage a
press conference to appeal for help. 10.00
Gomorrah. Double bill. Genny is forced to put a plan
into action. Then, Ciro, Genny and Enzo agree a
treaty with the Confederati. Last in the series. 12.00
Save Me 1.00 Here And Now 2.10 Britannia 3.10
Billions 4.20-6am The West Wing
SKY LIVING
6am 60 Minute Makeover 7.00 Obese: A Year To
Save My Life USA 8.00 Children’s Hospital 9.00
Criminal Minds 10.00 Cold Case 11.00 The Biggest
Loser: Australia 12.00 Obese: A Year To Save My Life
USA 1.00 Stop, Search, Seize 2.00 Nothing To
Declare 4.00 Border Security: Canada’s Front Line
5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 6.00 Criminal
Minds 7.00 Children’s Hospital 8.00 Elementary. A
man dies after eating a poisoned sausage. 9.00 Grey’s
Anatomy. The hospital launches a surgical innovation
contest. 10.00 The Good Doctor 11.00 Criminal
Minds. Prentiss’s mother asks the unit for help. 12.00
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Cold Case 2.00
Elementary 3.00 Criminal Minds 3.30 Nothing To
Declare 4.00 Border Security: Canada’s Front Line
5.00-6am The Biggest Loser: Australia
FOX
8am Monk 9.00 Body Of Proof 11.00 The Mentalist
1.00 NCIS 3.00 Body Of Proof 5.00 The Mentalist
7.00 NCIS 10.00 Bull. A pharmaceutical company
faces liability for the suicide of a former employee
during a drug trial. 11.00 Family Guy. Double bill.
12.00 American Dad! Two editions. 1.00 Family Guy
2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy 4.00 American
Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
GOLD
7.20am The Piglet Files 7.45 Waiting For God 8.20
Goodnight Sweetheart 9.00 Last Of The Summer
Wine 11.00 My Family 11.35 My Hero 12.15
Waiting For God 12.55 As Time Goes By 1.35 Gavin
& Stacey 2.50 My Hero 3.30 Last Of The Summer
Wine 5.30 As Time Goes By 6.05 Only Fools And
Horses 8.00 Gavin & Stacey. Double bill. Smithy
worries about seeing Nessa again. Then, Pete and
Dawn renew their wedding vows. 9.20 The Office.
Brent is offered a promotion. 10.00 Absolutely
Fabulous. Edina goes away to find herself. 10.35
Live At The Apollo 11.35 Game On 12.50 The
League Of Gentlemen 1.25 Vic Reeves Big Night Out
2.00 The Office 2.30 Live At The Apollo 3.15 Harry
Hill’s TV Burp Compilation 4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
8am Scrubs 9.00 My Name Is Earl 10.00 Friends
1.00 Impractical Jokers 2.00 Friends 4.00 8 Simple
Rules 5.00 Friends 9.00 Impractical Jokers 9.30
Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes 10.00 The Chris
Ramsey Show 10.30 Micky Flanagan: Back In The
Game 11.30 Impractical Jokers 12.30 Russell
Howard’s Stand Up Central 1.00 The Daily Show
1.30 South Park 3.25 The Cleveland Show 4.15
Two And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping
W
6.15am MasterChef USA 8.00 Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Tipping Point
1.00 Supernanny US 2.00 MasterChef Junior USA
3.00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 5.00 Tipping
Point 7.00 MasterChef Junior USA 8.00 One Born
Every Minute 9.00 Embarrassing Bodies 10.00
Dr Christian Will See You Now 11.00 Booze, Bar
Crawls And Bulgaria: Stacey Dooley Investigates
12.00 The Secret Of Crickley Hall 1.10 Luther
2.15 Judge Faith 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
UNIVERSAL
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 8.00 CSI: Miami. Ryan is suspected
of unwittingly helping a killer. 9.00 Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit. Five episodes of the crime
drama. 2.00 Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping
DISCOVERY
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaskan Bush People
8.00 Edge Of War 9.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00 Fast
N’ Loud 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00 Alaska: The Last
Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold Rush 5.00
Edge Of War 6.00 Wheeler Dealers 8.00 Street
Outlaws. Farmtruck and AZN look ahead to a
prestigious race. 9.00 Street Outlaws: Bristol Race
11.30 Gold Rush 12.30 Street Outlaws 1.30 How
It’s Made 4.40 Gold Rush 5.30-6am How It’s Made
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am The Levelling (15, 2016) Drama. HHHH
7.40 The Top Ten Show 2018
8.00 Norman (15, 2016) Drama. HHHH
10.15 Monster Family (PG, 2017) HHH
12.05 Baby Driver (15, 2017) HHHHH
2.15 Two Down (15, 2015) Comedy. HHHH
4.00 Monster Family (PG, 2017) Animation. HHH
5.50 Norman (15, 2016) Drama. HHHH
8.00 Baby Driver (15, 2017) HHHHH
10.00 In This Corner Of The World (12, 2016)
Animated drama. HHHH
12.15 Two Down (15, 2015) Comedy. HHHH
1.55 The Levelling (15, 2016) Drama. HHHH
3.30 The Unseen (15, 2016) HHHH
5.30-6am Monster Family: Special
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
7am 1941 (PG, 1979) Comedy. HHH
9.05 Couples Retreat (15, 2009) Comedy. HH
11.05 Uncle Buck (12, 1989) Comedy. HHH
12.50 Fist Fight (15, 2017) Comedy. HHH
2.30 The Bounty Hunter (12, 2010) HHH
4.30 Fun With Dick And Jane (12, 2005) HHH
6.10 Big (12, 1988) Comedy. HHHH
8.00 Fist Fight (15, 2017) Comedy. HHH
9.40 The Bounty Hunter (12, 2010) HHH
11.40 Liar Liar (12, 1997) Comedy. HHHH
1.15 Meatballs (15, 1979) Comedy. HHH
3.00 Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny
(15, 2006) Comedy with Jack Black. HHH
4.40-6.40am The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The
Galaxy (PG, 2005) Comedy. HHH
SKY CINEMA WONDER WOMEN
6am The Matrix (15, 1999) HHHHH
8.20 The Matrix Reloaded (15, 2003) HHH
10.45 The Matrix Revolutions (15, 2003) HHH
1.00 The Matrix (15, 1999) HHHHH
3.20 The Matrix Reloaded (15, 2003) HHH
5.45 The Matrix Revolutions (15, 2003) HHH
8.00 Ghostbusters (12, 2016) Comedy. HHH
10.10 Wanted (18, 2008) Adventure. HHH
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
12.15 Species (18, 1995) Sci-fi thriller. HHH
2.15 Ghostbusters (12, 2016) Comedy. HHH
4.25-6am DC Super Hero Girls: Hero Of The
Year (PG, 2016) Animation. HHH
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
6.10am An Eskimo Tale (PG, 2013) HHH
7.35 Kubo And The Two Strings (PG, 2016)
Animated adventure. HHHHH
9.25 Rabbit School: Guardians Of The Golden
Egg (PG, 2017) Animated adventure. HHH
10.45 Alice Through The Looking Glass
(PG, 2016) Fantasy adventure sequel. HH
12.45 The Jungle Book (PG, 2016) HHHH
2.35 Snow Day (PG, 2000) Comedy. HHH
4.10 Kubo And The Two Strings (PG, 2016)
Animated adventure. HHHHH
6.00 Alice Through The Looking Glass
(PG, 2016) Fantasy adventure sequel. HH
8.00 The Jungle Book (PG, 2016) HHHH
9.50 Pele: Birth Of A Legend (PG, 2016) HHHH
11.40 The Secret Of Moonacre (U, 2008) HHH
1.35 Underdog (U, 2007) Comedy. HH
3.10 Ozzy: The Great Furscape (U, 2016) HHH
4.50-6.25am The Dragon Spell (U, 2016) HHH
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
6.10am Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong
(12, 2015) Romantic drama. HHH
7.40 Aftermath (15, 2017) Thriller. HHHH
9.20 It Had To Be You (15, 2015) Comedy. HHH
11.00 I Saw The Light (15, 2015) Drama. HH
1.10 Hitch (12, 2005) Comedy. HHH
3.15 Demolition (15, 2015) Drama. HHH
5.00 The Top Ten Show 2018
5.15 Out Of Africa (PG, 1985) HHHH
8.00 Sweet Home Alabama (12, 2002) Comedy
starring Reese Witherspoon. HHH
10.00 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (15, 2016)
Wartime drama starring Joe Alwyn. HHH
12.00 Australia (12, 2008) Adventure. HHH
2.45 Born To Be Blue (15, 2015) Drama. HHHH
4.30-6.45am The King And I (U, 1956) HHHH
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am The Breakfast Show With Nick Grimshaw 10.00
Clara Amfo 12.45 Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 Greg
James 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac
9.00 The 8th With Charlie Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens
1.00 Benji B 3.00 Comedy: Niki And Sammy’s Peachy
Podcast 4.00-6.30am Adele Roberts
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00
Composer Of The Week: Rachel Portman 1.00 News
1.02 Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 3.30
Choral Evensong 4.30 New Generation Artists 5.00 In
Tune 7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert
10.00 Free Thinking 10.45 The Essay: Minds At War (R)
11.00 Late Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright 5.00 Simon Mayo 7.00 The Folk Show
8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 Carla Bruni’s C’est La Vie 11.00
Old Grey Whistle Test 40 (R) 12.00 Pick Of The Pops (R)
2.00 Radio 2 Playlists 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz
6am Today 8.30 LW: Yesterday In Parliament 9.00 Only
Artists 9.30 You’re Doing It Wrong 9.45 An Alternative
History Of Art 9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman’s
Hour 10.56 The Listening Project 11.00 The Silence Of
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
SKY CINEMA HITS
6.30am The Legend Of Bagger Vance (PG, 2000)
Period drama starring Will Smith. HHH
8.40 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. HHH
10.30 Allied (15, 2016) Wartime drama. HHHH
12.45 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) HHHH
2.45 Truth (15, 2015) Drama. HHH
4.55 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. HHH
6.45 Allied (15, 2016) Wartime drama. HHHH
9.00 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) HHHH
11.05 Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (15,
2016) Comedy starring Zac Efron. HHH
12.55 Knocked Up (15, 2007) Comedy. HHHH
3.15 The Darkness (15, 2016) Horror. HHH
5.00-7.15am The Legend Of Bagger Vance (PG,
2000) Period drama starring Will Smith. HHH
SKY CINEMA OSCARS
6am Jerry Maguire (15, 1996) HHHHH
8.20 No Country For Old Men (15, 2007) Thriller
starring Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem. HHHHH
10.25 The Dark Knight (12, 2008) HHHHH
1.00 I, Tonya: Special
1.30 City Slickers (15, 1991) Comedy. HHHH
3.30 Jerry Maguire (15, 1996) HHHHH
5.50 An Officer And A Gentleman (15, 1982)
Romantic drama starring Richard Gere. HHH
8.00 The Dark Knight (12, 2008) HHHHH
10.35 The Untouchables (15, 1987) HHHHH
12.40 Inglourious Basterds (18, 2009) HHHH
3.25 City Slickers (15, 1991) Comedy. HHHH
5.30-6am I, Tonya: Special
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
6.50am Confessions Of A Teenage Drama
Queen (PG, 2004) Drama. HH
8.25 Finding Dory (U, 2016) Animation. HHHH
10.10 Mulan (U, 1998) Animation. HHHH
11.50 The Sword In The Stone (U, 1963) HHH
1.25 The Emperor’s New Groove (U, 2001)
Animation with the voice of David Spade. HHHH
2.55 Tangled (PG, 2010) Animation. HHHH
4.40 Mulan (U, 1998) Animation. HHHH
The Liberals (R) 11.30 Boswell’s Lives 12.00 News; LW:
Shipping 12.04 Home Front 12.15 You And Yours 12.57
Weather 1.00 The World At One 1.45 Political Thinking
With Nick Robinson 2.00 The Archers (R) 2.15 Drama
3.00 Money Box Live 3.30 Inside Health (R) 4.00
Thinking Allowed 4.30 The Media Show 5.00 PM; LW:
Shipping 5.57 Weather 6.00 News 6.30 It’s Not What You
Know 7.00 The Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45 The Citadel
8.00 The Moral Maze 8.45 Lent Talks 9.00 Costing The
Earth (R) 9.30 Only Artists (R); Weather 10.00 The World
Tonight 10.45 Book At Bedtime 11.00 Domestic Science
11.15 John Kearns (R) 11.30 Today In Parliament
12.00 News And Weather 12.30 An Alternative History
Of Art (R) 12.48 Shipping 1.00 As BBC World Service
6.15 Finding Dory (U, 2016) Animation. HHHH
8.00 Tangled (PG, 2010) Animation. HHHH
9.45 Return To Oz (PG, 1985) Fantasy. HHH
11.40 Heavyweights (PG, 1994) Comedy. H
1.30 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three
Musketeers (U, 2004) Animation. HHH
2.50 Freaky Friday (U, 1976) Comedy. HHHH
4.40-6.10am The Emperor’s New Groove
(U, 2001) Animated comedy. HHHH
SKY CINEMA SELECT
6am Summertime (15, 2015) HHHH
8.00 Man Down (15, 2015) Wartime drama. HHH
9.45 Aloys (12, 2016) Fantasy. HHH
11.30 Queen Of Earth (15, 2015) HHHH
1.15 The Verdict (15, 1982) Drama. HHH
3.30 Kill Zone 2 (15, 2015) Thriller. HHHH
5.40 The Hustler (15, 1961) Drama. HHHHH
8.00 Road To Perdition (15, 2002) HHHH
10.00 The Verdict (15, 1982) Drama. HHH
12.15 The Wild Bunch (18, 1969) HHHHH
2.45 Born On The Fourth Of July (18, 1989) Factbased drama starring Tom Cruise. HHHHH
5.15-6am Sky Cinema Preview
SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR
6am Cocoon: The Return (PG, 1988) HH
8.00 Lights Out (15, 2016) Horror. HHH
9.30 Midnight Special (12, 2016) Sci-fi adventure
starring Michael Shannon. HHHH
11.30 Don’t Breathe (15, 2016) Horror. HHHH
1.15 Hancock (12, 2008) Comedy. HHH
3.00 Red Sparrow: Special
3.30 The Conjuring 2 (15, 2016) Horror. HHH
5.50 Lights Out (15, 2016) Horror. HHH
7.15 Don’t Breathe (15, 2016) Horror. HHHH
9.00 Hancock (12, 2008) Comedy. HHH
10.45 The Conjuring 2 (15, 2016) Horror. HHH
1.15 Midnight Special (12, 2016) Sci-fi adventure
starring Michael Shannon. HHHH
3.20 Alena (15, 2015) Thriller. HHH
5.00-7am Cocoon: The Return (PG, 1988) Sci-fi
sequel with Wilford Brimley and Don Ameche. HH
5.20 Shipping 5.30 News Briefing; Prayer For The Day
5.45 Farming Today 5.58-6am Tweet Of The Day
RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 The Emma Barnett Show With
Anna Foster 1.00 Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 6.30
5 Live Sport 7.45 Champions League Football 10.00
Football Social 10.30 Adrian Goldberg 1.00 Up All Night
5.00 Morning Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money
VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk
6am Sam And Kate 10.00 Eddy Temple-Morris
1.00 Stu Elmore 4.00 Matt Richardson 7.00 Tim Cocker
11pm-6am Overnight
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
7.05am Moonwalkers (15, 2015) Comedy. HH
8.45 The Purge: Election Year (15, 2016)
Action horror starring Frank Grillo. HHHH
10.35 The Hatton Garden Job (15, 2017) Factbased drama starring Stephen Moyer. HHHH
12.10 Public Enemies (15, 2009) Fact-based crime
drama starring Johnny Depp. HHHH
2.35 Vanilla Sky (15, 2001) Thriller. HHH
4.55 Ocean’s Eleven (12, 2001) Crime comedy
starring George Clooney. HHHH
6.55 Inferno (12, 2016) Thriller. HHH
9.00 Rising Sun (18, 1993) Thriller. HH
11.15 Death Wish (18, 1974) Thriller. HHHH
1.00 Turbulence (18, 1997) Thriller. HHH
2.55 Midnight Run (18, 1988) Comedy. HHHH
5.15-7am Point Last Seen (PG, 1998) Fact-based
drama starring Linda Hamilton. HHH
FILM4 freeview 15
11am Salome (PG, 1953) Drama. HHH
1.10 Shane (PG, 1953) Western. HHHHH
3.40 The Flight Of The Phoenix (PG, 1965)
Adventure starring James Stewart. HHHH
6.30 Charlotte Gray (15, 2001) HH
8.50 Suffragette Interview Special
9.00 Gladiator (15, 2000) Historical drama starring
Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. HHHHH
12.00 Buffalo Soldiers (15, 2001) Black comedy
drama starring Joaquin Phoenix. HHHH
2.00-4am Cameraperson (15, 2016) HHHH
TCM
6pm Sherlock Holmes And The Secret Weapon
(PG, 1942) Thriller starring Basil Rathbone. HH
7.15 The Blue Lamp (PG, 1949) HHHH
9.00 Swordfish (15, 2001) Thriller. HHH
11.00 The Outlaw Josey Wales (18, 1976)
Western starring Clint Eastwood. HHHHH
1.45 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura
3.30 Hollywood’s Best Film Directors
5.00-6.35am Along The Great Divide (12, 1950)
Western starring Kirk Douglas. HH
TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com
6am The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With David Ginola.
Including the latest headlines. 10.00 Lynsey Hipgrave,
Tony Cascarino And Bob Mills 1.00 Hawksbee And Baker
4.00 Adrian Durham And Darren Gough. The latest news
from the footballing world. 7.00 Kick-off. With Mark
Saggers. 10.00 Sports Bar. With Andy Goldstein and
Jason Cundy. 1.00-6am Extra Time With Adam Catterall
TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk
6.30am Julia Hartley-Brewer 10.00 Mike Graham 1.00
Jamie East And Melanie Sykes 4.00 Eamonn Holmes 7.00
James Whale Feat Ash 10.00 The Late Night Alternative
With Iain Lee 1.00 Paul Ross 5.00-6.30am James Max
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
2GM
Follow me on
Twitter:
@danwootton
Instagram:
danwootton
Snapchat:
danbizarre
must watch
WHAT? One Born Every
Minute, 9pm, Channel 4.
WHY? Rav and Sharon’s
workplace fling takes
centre stage in this
heart-warming show, which
pitches up at Birmingham
Women’s Hospital for its
eleventh series.
IAIN IN A
WRIGHT
STROP
IAIN LEE had a bad day on The
Wright Stuff yesterday.
The I’m A Celebrity star
stormed off set after rowing
with host MATTHEW WRIGHT.
It was over the state of Iain’s
crumbling marriage – although
he revealed he was divorcing
wife Helena on his talkRADIO
show last weekend.
When it was brought up,
Iain, above, said: “That stuff’s
private. You’re talking about
my private life.”
Matthew asked him: “Can it
be private if you talked about
it on your radio show?”
He replied: “That’s naive of
me. I have been talking on the
show for 20 years and no one
cared. I naively thought all the
interest had gone.
“So I say stuff on the radio
show but it’s different
because I know the audience.
It’s not a story, it’s my life.
“I’m so close to telling you
to eff off and walking off.”
CLAIRE SWEENEY tried to
change the subject and Iain
remained quiet until leaving in
the break.
bi
I’ve launched a
Facebook page so
you can get the
gossip first. Like
Facebook.com/
DanWootton for
exclusive live celeb
video
Email: dan.wootton@the-sun.co.uk
Twitter: @danwootton
NEIL THRILLS WITH
TV DRAMA ROMPS
NEIL MORRISSEY has a
new army of fans –
thanks to his on-screen
romps in The Good
Karma Hospital.
And he is all for fiftysomethings enjoying some bedroom action, as the hit ITV
drama returns this month.
bit
IN EMMERDALE, Cain
discovers Ross has let his
distress out on Debbie and
decides he will take matters
into his own hands.
Elsewhere, a newspaper
headline forces Tracy to face
up to her history, and Priya
feels the strain as social
services believe she may have
abused Eliza.
In CORONATION STREET,
Tim finds out the truth about
Phelan’s part in the Calcutta
Street scam following the Mill
accident.
Carla and Michelle decide
to wind up an oblivious Sally,
who hopes she has found a
buyer for the house.
Meanwhile, there is a
change of career in the offing
for heartbroken Sophie, and
Tyrone is moved by Gemma’s
understanding about Ruby’s
behaviour.
MY TEAM: Andy Halls, Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee and Benjy Potter
The good Kama
Sutra hospital
lity star
TROUBLED rea NNELL
JEREMY McCOr admitbreaks down afte n his
ting he hasn’t see
DAVIS
son with STEPH comes
in eight months. Itg on a
llin
gri
a
during
of ITV ’s
celebrity edition KYLE
The JEREMY 5am.
9.2
Show today at
soapbox
35
Marking his
territory
MICHELLE KEEGAN is feeling
the benefits of her husband
MARK WRIGHT’s move to
Hollywood.
Back in his Essex days, she
would have had to make do
with an evening out in Sugar
Hut and the occasional
weekend in Marbella.
But nowadays it is an
entirely different story after
Mark, pictured with Michelle
above, took her on a whistlestop tour of his local haunts in
the States over the weekend.
It included a night out at the
Oscars and a day filming with
him on talk show Extra at
Universal Studios.
The former Corrie actress’s
parents, Jacqueline and
Michael, were invited along
for the trip too.
Beats a pint at the Rovers.
In an exclusive interview, Neil
said: “Young people must think
that as soon as you hit 50 you
stop having sex. Well you don’t.
“So it’s nice to show a full,
healthy relationship — sexual and
otherwise.”
Viewers saw Neil’s character
Greg shack up with hospital
owner Dr Lydia Fonseca, played
by AMANDA REDMAN, at the end
of the last series.
And judging by her saucy
comments, things are about to
hot up even more on the show
set in southern India.
Neil, who shot to fame as sexmad Tony in Men Behaving
Badly, added: “At the end of the
last series Lydia declares my
character is the best she’s ever
had, which is always nice to
hear. In that sense, that’s what
we’re celebrating.”
Silver fox Neil is still winning
female fans both on screen and
off, especially when it comes to
social media.
He said: “There was a lady
who tweeted she thought I was
ageing deliciously. I’ll take that.”
Amanda says the need to show
stars having sex on screen is
about more than just getting
viewers hot under the collar.
She said: “It seems once you
reach the age of 50 you become
sexless, especially as a woman,
and that’s just not true.
“Also,
because
we’ve
been
doing it for so long, we don’t get
embarrassed by that sort of sexy
situation.”
The stifling heat would make
anyone want to strip off.
bi
bit
Ice’s
DANCING On ENDEN
JAKE QUICK en to
tak
n
bee
has
injury
hospital after anpardise
that could jeowinning
his chances of l.
He
fina
Sunday’s
thumb
dislocated his for the
ing
while film
show yesterday.
l Phoebe Waller-Bridge makes new comedy
for BBC1 l Piers Morgan prostate cancer scare
FANS . . . Neil
l
SHARON HORGAN has
found a sneaky way of
enjoying a tipple without being
rumbled by her children.
The Catastrophe star said:
“My relationship with drinking
is weird.
“I used to feel bad about
drinking wine too early in front
of my daughters because I
didn’t want them thinking I was
some sort of lush.
“So I started drinking it from
a mug.”
Sharon, above, whose
daughters are aged 14 and
nine, also told the April issue
of ELLE UK she wishes women
were more honest about the
pain of giving birth.
She said: “The only thing
that women should tell each
other about becoming a
mother is, ‘Don’t go in too late
to get the epidural’.
“Don’t look at the birthing
room and think, ‘Oh that looks
nice.’ Don’t do that. Do
yourself a favour and get in
there and take the drugs.
“I don’t understand why
there’s any pride in a natural
birth – it upsets me.”
DOC . . . Amanda
Scottish
Highland Railways
Low
Deposits
© www.scotphoto.com
5 days from £489pp
Flying from a selection of UK Airports
Departs April to October 2018
Experience some of the world’s most spectacular
scenery as you enjoy journeys on three of
Scotland’s most scenic railways.
Tour highlights
travel from Inverness
• Rail
to Kyle of Lochalsh’
Journey
on the steam• hauled Strathspey
the Highland resort
• Visit
of Aviemore
Fully
escorted by a
• friendly,
experienced
the Glenfinnan
• Cross
Viaduct on the 42-mile
nights’ dinner, bed
• Four
and Scottish breakfast
Railway
journey from Fort William
to Mallaig
tour manager
accommodation return
flights and transfers
Call 0330 331 0924
quoting code
TSU
www.thesuntravel.co.uk/scottish-highlands
These holidays are organised & operated by Newmarket Holidays Ltd.
ABTA V7812. ATOL protected 2325. Subject to availability.
Single supplements apply. Standard phone charges.
*Book by 31 March 2018. Offer subject to availability
and may be withdrawn at any time.
dear
ar deidre
dei
36 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 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 the father of
my sister’s baby
Dear Deidre
I’M in love with my sister, I
mean really in love – we
have sex and it’s better
than great.
We’re not blood-related, my dad
married her mum when we were
just into our teens but still, I do
know it’s wrong.
It all started when we were 15.
We’re pretty much the same
age and we lived with her mum
and my dad.
We were home alone late one
night while our parents were
visiting friends.
She had a nightmare and woke
feeling scared and unwell.
I sat on her bed just to give her
a hug and she went back to sleep
in my arms. She cuddled in close
and that got me aroused.
The next thing I knew she was
lying on top of me, kissing me
and hugging me.
Once we’d been there the first
time we were desperate to get
close again.
It became quite a regular thing
when our parents went out, which
was most Friday nights.
This went on for three years,
topic4today
SO many men think life would
be perfect if they had an extra
inch where it matters – but
having a very large penis can
cause relationship problems.
My e-leaflet Manhood Too
Large explains self-help tips.
Email for a copy or message
me on my Facebook page.
problems@deardeidre.org
then one night she came on strong
when I wasn’t prepared.
We went all the way without
taking precautions and I made her
pregnant that night.
Our parents knew something
was wrong but she said she’d got
drunk at a party and had sex with
some guy she hadn’t seen since.
She had an abortion and that
made me feel really sad.
She’s 21 now and there’s no one
but me she wants to be with. She
is pregnant again, by two months,
and, yes, I am the dad.
She’s planning on keeping this
baby and wants lots more children
with me.
She says we should move to
some town far away where no-one
knows who we are.
I know what we’re doing is
wrong but what else we can do?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: When you take the
wrong path there’s no easy way
forward or back.
I do feel for you both loads but the
first thing to say is that having a sexual
relationship with your stepsister is
legally wrong.
This is because you lived together
as part of the same family when you
were under 18.
That may sound harsh but the law is
there to protect people from hurting
themselves or others.
Your sister is suggesting you move
somewhere new but you can’t just
disappear – these days that is more
true than ever.
Don’t build a future on secrets and
lies. It wouldn’t be fair to any children
you might have, or on you.
As I said, there is no easy way but
knowingly living a life that is wrong is a
sure way to unhappiness.
Get in touch with The Mix for a safe
place to talk this all through and think
how best to handle this pregnancy
(themix.org.uk 0808 808 4994).
Dear Deidre
MY boyfriend and I used to
have sex all the time. In fact, it
was multiple times a day. Now
we go weeks without.
When I make the first move
he will make some excuse. I
blame it on all the websites he
looks at on his laptop.
I’ve caught him on swinging
sites and I know he talks dirty
and swaps sexy photos with
women he chats to online.
He tells me he loves me but
that’s not how it feels. If I raise
the subject of his computer
Dear Deidre
MY partner says me her
feelings for me have changed.
She told me she no longer
loves me the way she did. It’s
breaking my heart.
I moved in with her three
years ago. She’s 34 and has
two little kids. I’m 32 and I
knew from the start that, like it
or not, those children were
part of the deal.
Now she says her kids don’t
like me and told me to go.
She’s the love of my life and I
help all I can in the house. I
use he just gets in a temper
and sulks for a week.
Should I leave or give him
more time to change? I’m 21
and he’s 24.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: You have
already tried to persuade
him to change and he didn’t
take kindly to that. The pull
of those websites is strong
but he may think again if he
thinks you will actually go.
Be clear he must change.
Make plans to move on and
he’ll see he must choose
between online obsessions
and real-life love.
don’t want to leave but I don’t
know what to do.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: I’m sorry
but if her feelings have
changed, there’s not very
much you can do.
She says that her children
don’t like you and, I wonder,
do you like them?
Have you just put up with
them for the sake of their
mum? Kids can tell.
If you’re not keen on
having two children as part
of your life, you would be
better off finding somebody
who feels the same way.
CAN I GET
deidre’s
photo casebook ABUSIVE
EX OUT OF
EMILY’S WEDDING AGONY: DAY 3
I JUST DON’T
KNOW HOW TO
FACE EVERYONE
AND TELL THEM
THE WEDDING’S
CANCELLED.
THEY’LL ALL
LAUGH
EMILY, I PROMISE
PEOPLE WILL
UNDERSTAND.
COME ON, LET’S
GO FOR A DRINK
AND TRY TO
CHEER YOU UP
YOU’RE JUST IN
TIME, EMILY. I’M
ABOUT TO CALL
TONY AND SEE IF HE
WANTS TO COME
DOWN FOR A DRINK
OH NO, HE’S THE LAST
PERSON I WANT TO
SEE. THE MINUTE HE
WALKS IN, I’M GOING
SOMEWHERE ELSE
WHAT’S UP,
HAVE YOU TWO
FALLEN OUT OR
SOMETHING?
1. Email me: problems@deardeidre.org
2. Private message me on Facebook
facebook.com/DearDeidreOfficial
4. Or follow me on Twitter:
@deardeidre
Dear Deidre
LAST week my boyfriend
attacked me. He grabbed me
and battered my head on the
wall while I was holding my
one-year-old daughter. He’s
due up in court in two weeks.
I’m 25 and he’s 28. I loved
him so much but we’d split up
a few times, like the time two
years ago when he slapped
me so hard I saw stars.
An ex saw me bruised and I
ended up staying three
weeks at his place. My boyfriend kept calling and crying
and so I went back.
I found out last week that
my previous boyfriend is
really my little girl’s dad. I suddenly saw the resemblance
and had a test done. I’m so
glad he’s the dad. So is he.
I want the violent man out of
my life but his name is on my
daughter’s birth certificate
and I’m frightened to tell him
the truth. What do I do?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: You must
seek a restraining order.
Contact Women’s Aid for
advice (womensaid.org.uk,
0808 2000 247).
Contact Child Maintenance Options who can give
you details of their recognised providers of DNA testing.
(cmoptions.org.uk,
0808 988 0988).
Once paternity is proved,
the father’s name can be
added to the birth certificate.
PARTNER
HITS ME
BECAUSE
OF AFFAIR
EVERY PROBLEM GETS A FREE PERSONAL REPLY
usually in 24hrs weekdays
3. Write to me: Deidre Sanders, The Sun,
London SE1 9GF (enclose SAE)
MY LIFE?
FALLEN OUT? YOU
COULD PUT IT LIKE
THAT, CHAS. THE
WEDDING’S OFF
Continues tomorrow
Dear Deidre
I LOVE my partner but she
has got a hot temper. She
kicks me and punches me,
breaks my possessions and
throws them at me when she
is drunk. I guess the drink is
to blame.
We’re both 32 and have
been living together for four
years. I knew early on she
was fiery but thought I could
cope. Her temper got her in
trouble and she went inside
for two years. That is when I
had an affair and she never
forgave me for that.
When she came out I was
unsure about being with her.
She caught me looking on
dating sites – just looking,
that’s all – and beat me up.
We are still together and
she is just as violent and
mean. She brings up the past
all the time and I know I did
wrong when I had that affair.
Do you think she will forgive
me? Can she change?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: You
having a fling or checking
dating sites does not justify
the abuse, nothing does.
Stop making excuses for
her. I doubt she will change
but I’m guessing that being
abused feels familiar to you.
Find support from the
Men’s Advice Line and start
to believe that you don’t
deserve to be hurt
(mensadviceline.org.uk,
0808 801 0327).
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
Wednesday
1GM
DAILY
Edited by
JOELY
CHILCOTT
3
2
3
37
1
2
1
7
4
4
8
7
5
6
1. Mum mug, £7.99, giftrepublic.com; 2. Pom pom eye mask, £6, typo.com;
3. 12 Mini cupcake chocolates, £4, M&S; 4. Pink soap dispenser, £3, Flying
Tiger; 5. Slippers, £7.95, Joules; 6. Socks, £2, Asda; 7. Ginger & sandalwood
natural hand cream, £7.99, yope.me/en; 8. Red tassel bag, £6, Primark
UN
DE
R£
25
5
UN
DE
R£
10
8
6
1. Burgon & Ball watering can, £17, House of Fraser; 2. Frame, £17, Oliver Bonas;
3. Peace Of Mind book, £14.99, Waterstones; 4. Watch, £25, Accessorize; 5. British Rose
gift set, £25, The Body Shop; 6. BKR Water Bottle Rosy 500ml, £22.50, zestbeauty.com;
7. Lantern, £25, kaleidoscope.co.uk; 8. Military Wives Choirs throw, £20, mando.com
The mother load
GREAT GIFTS FOR MUM, WHATEVER YOUR BUDGET
1
1
IT’S Mother’s Day on Sunday
but if you are stuck for prezzie
ideas, fear not . . . we have
it covered. Here is GEORGETTE
CULLEY’s great gift guide in
four price brackets to suit all
pockets.
3
2
8
7
8
5
2
UN
DE
R£
50
3
4
6
6
1. Clinique gift set, £42, Boots; 2. pyjamas, £45, Boux Avenue; 3.Maison de Nimes washbag, £35,
House of Fraser 4. Marble brush pot, £49.95, beaubellebrushes.com; 5. Mon Guerlain Eau
De Parfum Florale, £48, The Perfume Shop; 6. Lavender and Echinacea gin 50cl, £42, Harvey
Nichols; 7. The Millie clutch, £45, hotter.com; 8. Kate Spade notepad folio, £38, John Lewis
7
UN
DE
R£
100
5
4
1. Dress, £59, Principles at Debenhams; 2. Bel Azur Perfume 100ml, £99, toryburch.co.uk;
3. Ziane premium chunky satin trainers, £60, Lacoste; 4. Circle handle shopper bag, £60,
Dune; 5. Amazon Echo sandstone, £89.99, Amazon; 6. EGL Champagne mixer with bowl,
£59, studio.co.uk; 7. Hairdryer, £99, GHD; 8. Cosmo headphones, £55, urbanears.com
Be
24/7 with your daily fix in The Sun, your weekend indulgence with
magazine every Sunday AND non-stop fashion and beauty news at thesun.co.uk/fabulous
38 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
DAILY
SIMPLE FOODS
FISH TACOS WITH JACK
DANIEL’S BARBECUE GLAZE
(Serves 4)
YOU NEED:
1 tail of monkfish (or your
favourite white fish – ensure
bones are removed)
1 bottle of Jack Daniel’s Smokey
Sweet Barbecue Glaze
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cracked black pepper
4 mini floured tortillas
1 ripe avocado (for guacamole)
4 tomatoes (for salsa)
Juice of 1 lime
½ tsp cayenne pepper
20g coriander
1 red onion
Salt and pepper
100g shredded red cabbage
For the fish: Toast the cumin and coriander
seeds in a non-stick frying pan until lightly
brown.
Remove from the heat and crush using a
pestle and mortar (or a rolling pin on a
hard surface). Pour the seeds into a mixing
bowl with the Jack Daniel’s Smokey Sweet
Barbecue Glaze.
Cut the fish into 1cm thick medallions,
making sure there are no leftover bones,
and thoroughly mix into the bowl of marinade, leaving to rest for at least five minutes
to soak up the flavours.
Preheat a non-stick griddle pan and drizzle in a little olive oil to stop the fish from
sticking to the pan. Carefully add in the fish
and cook for two minutes on each side until
cooked through.
For the guacamole: Slice the avocado,
remove the stone and use a teaspoon to
scoop out the flesh on to a chopping board
and mash with a fork.
Add the cayenne pepper, juice of half a
lime and season with salt and pepper to
taste.
For the salsa: Chop the tomatoes and
onions roughly. Add the juice of half a lime, a
sprinkle of fresh coriander and season to
taste.
To serve: Heat the tortillas flat on the grill or
bake into taco shapes in the oven at 180C for
15 minutes.
Assemble by laying the tortillas flat or lining up the baked taco shapes and layering
the guacamole, salsa, cabbage and monkfish in generous measures.
l Recipe by Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauces
BEST OF THE
FITNESS APPS
Map My Fitness Workout
Trainer (Android and iOS)
Users can search for
nearby running routes or
share their favourites.
Premium membership
offers personalised training
programmes and a heart monitor. Add your
trainer details and the app will tell you when
it’s time for a new pair.
5/5
BodBot Personal Trainer:
Workout and Fitness
Coach (Android & iOS)
BodBot creates a tailormade workout plus a
nutritional eating plan to
suit you. It is designed to
help you lose weight and
reach your fitness goals. There’s a sevenday free trial and subscription starts from
£5 a month.
4/5
7 Minute Workout
(Android and iOS)
Designed for those who
are short on time, this
app claims to help users
lose weight and fat
quickly with highintensity circuit training.
There are 13 exercises
with 30 seconds spent
on each, repeated 12-15 times. Also
includes tips on how to stretch tired
muscles for better sleep.
4/5
GETTING fit
and staying healthy
can be tricky, but using
your phone can help you
keep on track thanks to the
many health and fitness apps
at your fingertips.
Here, CLAIRE DUNWELL
taps into the most popular
to see how they shape up,
giving each ratings
out of five.
Virtuagym (Android
and iOS)
Keep track of workouts
and set yourself
challenges with this
virtual gym. The group challenges
mean you can log your progress
against other users to help stay
motivated. There is a choice of
workouts on the free subscription, and
for £3.99 a month you can unlock
more.
3/5
Healthtracker
(Android)
An all-round app to
help you keep track of
daily calories, calories
burned and how much
water you need to
drink. There is a £1.49
one-off free for
premium membership
which gives access to
customised reminders and goals. 2/5
TOP STYLIST SHOWS YOU
Get Best
GLITZY Oscars
gowns always get
the attention – but
we think it’s time
the hairdos hogged
the spotlight.
Perfect tresses
were the ultimate
accessory of
many an outfit
at the big bash
in Los Angeles
on Sunday
night.
And the good news
is, copying the stars’
red carpet hair is WAY
easier – and cheaper
– than trying to match
the A-listers’ megaexpensive designer
dresses.
Fabulous Daily’s
nomin-ations for best
hair style of the night
are . . . Jennifer
Lawrence’s loose
crimp, Sandra
Bullock’s straight
statement and Emily
Blunt’s beautiful bun.
Here, Salon Science
ambassador and
hairdresser to the
stars Andrew Jose
gives JENNY FRANCIS
the step-by-step
lowdown on how to
achieve this year’s
award-winning
hairstyles in your own
home.
lStyling thanks to
Andrew Jose and Evelina
Lundgren for Salon
Science.
BEAUTY
QUEENS
AS well as those movie
star hairstyles, here
are other beauty looks
which we think stole
the show on Oscars
night . . .
LUPITA
NYONG’O:
Nothing says
Oscars glam
quite like a
golden hair
accessory.
The actress
teamed this
inventive ’do with bold blue
eyeshadow to finish her look.
MARGOT
ROBBIE: She
wowed with
a simple yet
incredibly
sexy look,
combining
bare eyes,
nude lips
and bold brow, all framed by
an understated tousled bob.
GAL GADOT:
Classically
glam, the
Israeli
Wonder
Woman
actress
showed how
a deep berry
lip colour and a 1920s-style
updo make for some
seriously classy beauty.
The SLEEK SANDRA
Using a pin-tail
comb, split the hair
into a centre parting.
Using straighteners,
run the hot irons through
sections of the dry hair
until it is poker straight.
Using a shine spray,
spray the product
over the full length of the
hair to moisten. Try Lee
Stafford’s Choco Locks,
Gloss Boss, £6.99,
Boots.
Move hair behind
shoulders and
smooth down with hands
to achieve the supersleek look.
!
$
%
1
2
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
1GM
HOW TO COPY HOT HOLLYWOOD HAIRDOS
Actress look
Separate the hair
into manageable
sections.
Then, using curling
irons, tong your hair
starting at the root –
tightly wrap the hair
around the hot barrel and
hold for up to five
seconds. Repeat all over.
Backcomb the hair
using your fingers.
Hold the bottom of
your hair and, with palms
facing up, push curls ups
towards the root.
Spritz hair with
hairspray to hold it
and define the curls.
!
Apply a foam or mousse
through hair from the
roots. Try Salon Science
Cellumax Volumising Foam,
£15, Boots.
Once hair is wet with
product, brush back so it is
all behind the shoulders.
Gather the hair together
at the nape of the neck
and secure in a bun with a
hair tie, leaving a section
around an inch thick out of
the bun.
Plait this section using a
traditional plait technique.
Twist the plaited strand
around bun and secure
with a pin. Apply hairspray.
!
$
$
%
1
The BLUNT BUN
The J-LAW CRIMP
%
2
1
2
39
OUR PICK
OF PETS
IN PRINT
THE UK has always been a nation
of animal lovers and more than
half of us keep a pet. Our love of
all creatures great and small has
inspired no end of heart-warming,
inspirational tales in print. Here,
NATASHA HARDING rounds up
some of the best.
Fabulous Finn: The
Brave Police Dog
Who Came Back
From The Brink, by
Dave Wardell (£16.99,
Quercus): PC Wardell
and his police dog
Finn formed an
unbreakable bond the
moment he collected the pup from
the kennels. It was cemented when
Finn saved his master during a
vicious attack in 2016. This lovely
story about a highly decorated dog
will warm the cockles of your heart.
Alfie The Holiday Cat,
by Rachel Wells
(£9.99, Avon): Alfie
and George are over
the moon that their
owners have got a
new holiday home in
deepest, darkest
Cornwall. However the
dilapidated cottage is
not what they were expecting. As
friends gather to restore the home
to its former glory, the cats are busy
having adventures of their own. A
lovely read for moggie lovers
everywhere.
Tomorrow, by
Damian Dibben
(£12.99, Penguin): A
spellbinding story of
hope and devotion,
told from the
perspective of an
immortal dog
searching for his
missing master. As you journey
through major events in history,
witnessed through the eyes of the
canine hero, you will be his
champion every step of the way.
And you will be hoping that the
search for his much-loved
companion is successful. A
stunning and captivating tale.
Sam & Chester, by
Jo Bailey (£7.99,
Corgi): Sam Bailey
was two when he
began displaying
signs of autism. By
the time he was five
the little lad was
locked in his own
non-verbal world.
When mum Jo heard about
Pennywell Farm’s micro pigs, she
had an inkling that owning one
would be the key to unlocking her
child – and, amazingly, it was. This
is a wonderful story about the
healing power of animals.
Little Alf, by Hannah
Russell (£8.99,
Sphere): Some
things happen for a
reason and when
Hannah and Little Alf
meet, it seems it was
meant to be. Alf the
Shetland pony had
been rejected by his herd and
Hannah had been given the
devastating news she would never
ride again. When the two meet it’s
love at first sight. As the unlikely
pair get to know each other, their
affection deepens in this sweet
story about hope and friendship.
A Handful Of
Happiness, by
Massimo Vacchetta
(£12.99, Quercus):
The author, a vet,
found his life changed
for ever after he was
asked to care for a
poorly hedgehog
called Ninna – and she stole his
heart. He was going through a
tough time when the prickly bundle
showed him a pathway to a happier
and more satisfied life. Massimo
now runs a hedgehog sanctuary
and works tirelessly to save this
endangered species.
40 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
letters
1GM
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
@ the-sun.co.uk
The page where you tell Britain what you think
BROOKE
VINCENT,
pictured,
was the worst of the Dancing On
Ice semi-finalists, yet reached the
final. It proves public voting
makes a mockery of ability.
Only the judges have the
impartiality and expertise to
decide who should go through.
MARTIN FORD
Lincoln
AFTER reading the article by
Nick Timothy about our national defence, what baffles
me is, why do the Government
place
so
much
emphases on foreign aid
— yet seem reluctant to
increase
the
defence
budget? With the likes of Russia,
China and various rogue states
ramping up their military, Chancellor Philip Hammond must
open the Treasury’s wallet.
JOHN SMEDLEY
Willenhall, West Mids
SO 494 foreign national offenders
absconded awaiting deportation.
Instead of releasing them into the
community, put them on a
plane to take them to
their country of origin.
Problem solved.
DAVID ROBERTS
Market Rasen, Lincs
WELL, well. We
have some MPs
telling us Bradley Wiggins MAY
have cheated. Most certainly it’s
the pot calling the kettle black.
These people have very short
memories. It is only a while ago
a number of MPs were caught
fiddling their expenses.
DAVE LAMBERT
Liphook. Hants
RACHEL SHENTON, pictured,
must be on cloud nine after
winning best live action short
film for The Silent Girl at
the Oscars. The way she
signed
her
acceptance
speech was wonderful.
MARIE GOSNEY
Billingham, Teesside
It’s building
up to crisis
ANOTHER
great
idea from our
pals at Back Of A
Beer Mat Productions, also known
as the Government.
£50
LETTER
First it was Brexit. Seemed
easy but now we are seeing the
implications of a badly thought
out idea.
The same will be for this “build
more houses” scenario: Let’s build
“a million” new homes so we can
win the next Election.
Yeah, right. Where will we put
them? And where will the extra
power and water come from?
BOB OSMAN
Erith, Kent
PRIME MINISTER Theresa May
says young people are angry that
even if they work hard they
cannot afford to buy a home.
But isn’t it usually those same
young
people
who
welcome
immigrants to the UK?
They are reluctant to debate
the elephant in the room — the
fact that if we allow in so many
migrants, they will all need
somewhere to live.
There are similar strains on
schools and doctors’ surgeries.
PHIL NORTH
Brigg, North Lincs
SO the Government says 300,000
new homes a year are to be built.
This suggests at least 300,000
extra cars on the road.
We also appear to be short of
gas, a touch of sun causes a
water shortage — and not to
mention how schools, doctors and
hospitals would cope.
PHILLIP CUTHBERT
Raunds, Northants
IT is right that more houses are
needed — but near to transport,
not in the middle of nowhere.
And they should not be for the
people who can afford a deposit
but for those who have been on
council house waiting lists for
TXT US ON
07537
410199
Don’t forget to include your
name. Standard text rates from
your provider apply
NEVER realised so many top
cyclists were on medication for
respiratory problems.
ANN, Leeds
WE’VE heard ideas of which
women could play James Bond.
Any nominations for which men
could play Lara Croft?
JOHN, Barrow
IT is local councils that should
be building houses, not private,
profiteering firms.
CARL
SO everyone has to suffer and
have their portion sizes cut
because some people don’t
know when to stop eating.
MICHELLE, Leeds
years and years.
must come first.
These
people
ROSE MCGRATH
Dyserth, Denbighs
I AM sick of Theresa May and
Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State
for
Communities
and
Local
Goverment, banging on about
building hundreds of thousands
more homes.
We have a real crisis in this
country with the population rising
so quickly — and the problem is
coming home to roost.
But May and Javid seem to
think it reasonable to continually
degrade our environments and
label us Nimby types because we
don’t want to be more and more
cramped.
Meanwhile,
foreign
investors
buy up half of the homes in
London, pushing up rents and
meaning more people on lower
incomes are pushed out.
MARTIN LAWRENCE
South Croydon, South London
AFFORDABLE homes will be
snapped up by those with money
to rent out — putting us back in
the same position as now.
The law must be changed to
stop this happening.
BOB LEONARD
South Harrow, Middx
TO read that a former Russian
double agent may have been
poisoned right in rural Britain is
terrifying.
Stories about the power of the
Kremlin
are
increasing
and
people in this country are now
beginning to sit up and listen.
I dread to think what they
could
do
next.
We
seem
powerless to stop them.
DAVE CRICHTON
Leeds
MANY BBC presenters hit by tax
demands
are
urging
the
corporation to pay part of what
they owe to HM Revenue &
Customs. There are more than
100
cases
pending
involving
people working for the BBC.
But I have no sympathy for
these highly paid individuals who
have led a privileged life funded
by the TV licence while ordinary
mortals struggle to pay their bills
and taxes.
If the presenters are unhappy
with the BBC, they could always
resign. It is compulsory to have a
TV licence but the time is right
to start phasing it out.
CLARK CROSS
Linlithgow, West Lothian
WE shouldn’t be blaming the
Government or the food industry
if we’re fat. We need to take
responsibility. Taxing or reducing
salt, fat and sugar in food will
never
stop
people
being
overweight.
Education
and
information are the key factors.
KAY MADDOCKS
Waltham Cross, Herts
email, fax, write or comment online
We pay £50 for our Star Letter of the day: Email letters@the-sun.co.uk. 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
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.
42
83
41
79
70
72
64
56
9
89
Play more Free Bingo at sunbingo.co.uk/freebingo
Mars and Venus are in harmony and you are ready and able to
agree on the kind of future you and a partner want, even if it’s
different to what the family expect. If you are single, love sparks
fly when T enters the room. Luck is strongest when a group of
loyal friends rent a pop-up shop selling upcycled fashion.
The moon visits the faraway places part of your chart and,
however far away, you feel close to people you miss. Single?
When you meet someone for the first time yet feel you’ve known
each other for ever, it’s love. Work-wise, it’s tricky when friends
compete for the same job but both of you get lucky.
You are cool and efficient at work and you handle organising a
big family event well. Love is more of a challenge as, just as you
meet someone new, your favourite ex gets in touch. The kind of
luck friends can share begins when you all compete for luxury
holiday villas and several of you win prizes.
Although it’s good to know more about a potential partner,
resist asking too much, too soon. At work, check facts for
yourself instead of using second-hand information. Then you’ll
stay ahead of the opposition. Unexpected luck is linked to a
search for a new place to live and a house filled with memories.
Your family zone is awakened and inspired by Jupiter’s new
pattern. Nothing and no-one will be outside your reach if
you choose to try. However, it’s time to stop trying to bring in
someone who prefers to remain outside. A recent property
choice carries much luck, so enjoy it.
As ongoing conversations stop, previously cut connections
may start up again – Jupiter is turning backwards, so the only
thing to expect is the unexpected. You have more than enough
nerve and knowledge to make this work. In romantic settings,
what you think you see is accurate.
The planet of lucky wins and golden chances is travelling in
reverse for a few months, so from now until July, it is best to
stress-test purchase choices. In terms of who you love, and
what you’re going to do about it, these times may challenge you
but you will always feel supported and able to step up.
This is your day to make major changes as your sign mixes
adventure with opportunity and all bets are off. Nothing you do
will be predictable or planned but everything will carry extra
meaning, especially for yourself. If you’re looking for love,
choose your target carefully, then set your charisma free.
Your biggest obstacle may be yourself, that’s what your chart
suggests as the generosity planet switches direction and
shakes up ambitions and dreams. In passion terms, this gives
you courage to speak your mind. Make changes rather than
excuses. If you are single, move towards a wild dancer.
Deep down you still cherish a dream of being someone or
something different. As Jupiter travels back in time, this is your
chance to make that happen. Shake off any sense of duty or
guilt that has been holding you back. Your emotional insight is
super-high and lovers can’t resist the effects.
Public image is your priority today – making sure the person
you are inside is reflected on the outside. This may mean a
rethink of key relationships but the end result will be win-win.
Any invitation to stand up and speak, perhaps in public, can
prove how welcome and wealth-making your words are.
You are the traveller of the Zodiac, with intense positive chart
potential, but be prepared for the direction to surprise you.
Journeys half done can be completed in reverse, and a past
destination can become your future. Up your love game to
only accept the very best.
41
42 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
puzzles
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
1GM
BRAINBUSTER
If an item is on sale for a price that would make a profit of 50%,
but is then reduced by 10%, what percentage profit will be
made if it sells at the new amount?
We’ve got all your favourite brain teasers
Coffee
time
15
16
TODAY’S TOUGHIE
8
CALL 0906 757 7113 FOR
CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM)
5
6
6
6
1
8 3
2
7
5
3
4
2
7
4 5
1
6
8
9
3
5
3
7
4
7
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
I
T W Y
I
Recycled paper made up 78.9%
of the raw material for the UK
newspapers in 2011.
T C H
I
19
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
TV and radio presenter, long-standing host of
Radio 4’s Just a Minute
6&2
Former Wigan rugby league star who is assistant
coach of the Wales rugby union side
5&8
Name adopted by singer/songwriter Cat Stevens
in 1977 when he converted religion
3&7
Actor who starred in Men Behaving Badly and
was the voice of Bob the Builder
9 & 10 Actress who played Paris Carver in Tomorrow
Never Dies and Susan in Desperate Housewives
Yesterday: Singer/songwriter BRYAN ADAMS (Dele Alli,
(Chuck Yeager, Anthony Blunt, (Beau) Nash, Meryl Streep).
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.
3
25
11
15
24
S E
H
R C
Z
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.
No proper names or plurals.
+9
x2
161 +95
x3
INTERMEDIATE
ADVANCED
183 x8
1/2
22
4
25
15
17
4
24
21
5
2
20
5
6
12
21
16
17
18
15
21
24
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
B
D Y
C
Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge.
Texts cost £1 plus your standard network rate.
®
2
3
2
1
1
4
5
3
3
2
1
4
3
3
2 1
3
1
4
3
2
5
Words from Collins Concise
Dictionary.
BRILLIANT: 36. EXCELLENT: 30.
GOOD: 25. GREAT SCORE FOR
KIDS: 21.
YESTERDAY: Agin, anti,
aping, arming, armpit, gain,
gait, gamin, giant, grain,
gratin, grim, grin, grip, grit,
impart, inapt, main, margin,
martin, mating, migrant,
mint, pain, paint, pair, paring,
parting, ping, pint, pinta,
pitman, prig, prim, print,
ragi, rain, rani, rating, ring,
taming, taping, tapir, ting,
train, trim, trip. Eight-letter
words: Tramping.
Check today’s answers by
calling 0906 757 7145 before
midnight. Calls cost 80p per
minute plus your telephone
company’s network access
charge.
+92 80%
-84
-92 75%
of this
of this
of this
2/3
+36
of this
17
15
-7
of this
+6
15
16
14
x3
+1/4 70%
of this
3/4
of this
5
1
+7
-8
19
24
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.
27
6
6
17
30-SEC NUMBERCRUNCH
BEGINNER
20
10
For 4 Extra Clues Call 0901 322 5002
or text SUNWORD to 84901.
2
A
16
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: Its, Curd, Crayon, Examined, Brush, Chasm,
Ghoulish, Flower, Lilt, Yap. DOWN: Junior, Idle, Scrap, Vanish, Vole,
Dim, Bug, Squawk, Sizzle, Fiery, Hilt, Help.
3
1
5
23
13
13
21
11
5
6
11
12
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
10
19
5
Example
SUNDIAL
N
21
26
N E
U
4&1
15
21
8
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.
N W O D N A S
EACH clue leads to a well-known name. Put the initials or stated
letters in the appropriate squares to identify a broadcaster:
5
SUGURU
F N A E L C R
NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT
RECYCLING
THE NAME GAME
9
A L R
V E N T N O R
17
11
75%
x3 +343 +1/2
of this -795 of this +989
BEGINNER
ANSWER
BEGINNER
ANSWER
BEGINNER
ANSWER
YESTERDAY’S
SOLUTIONS
Teaser
8
9
7
6
4
1
5
3
2
3
1
2
5
7
8
6
4
9
5
4
6
9
2
3
7
8
1
7
8
4
2
1
9
3
5
6
1
6
3
8
5
4
9
2
7
2
5
9
3
6
7
4
1
8
9
7
1
4
8
5
2
6
3
4
2
8
7
3
6
1
9
5
6
3
5
1
9
2
8
7
4
Toughie
2
4
8
5
9
3
1
6
7
9
3
1
6
7
2
8
5
4
5
6
7
1
8
4
9
3
2
4
2
5
8
3
9
6
7
1
7
1
9
2
4
6
5
8
3
6
8
3
7
5
1
2
4
9
3
7
6
9
2
8
4
1
5
1
9
4
3
6
5
7
2
8
8
5
2
4
1
7
3
9
6
Two-Speed Crossword
ACROSS: 1 Fuchsia 8 L-iberia 9 C-lean up
10 Cat-ch 11 Over-state 14 E-N-ters
15 Seine 16 Eraser 20 Imp-R-udent
23 Twins 24 Inci-s-or 25 Meatier 26 Sierras
DOWN: 1 F-actor 2 Crewel (Cruel)
3 Sin-US 4 Alp-ha 5 Ob-scene 6 Writ-he
7 Ga-she-s 12 The-rm 13 Tenor (Tenner)
15 Seismic 16 E-N-to-mb 17 Animal
18 Geyser (Geezer) 19 Starts 21 P-airs
22 Uncle
Today’s Solutions
NUMBERCRUNCH:
95, 278, 5,102
7
5
6
3 2
5 9
8
9 6
4
6
1
5
7
6
8
2
4
7 2
9
7
3 9
1
H O F R V E D
the Isle of Wight in the grid. Words
can run forwards, backwards or
diagonally. Solution below.
7
16
Brainbuster
35% (at 50% it would make 150%
of the original price, but is then
reduced by 10% of 150 = 15%).
Wordsearch Suguru
1
CALL 0906 757 7112 FOR
CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM)
L Y S E
17
3
4
1
3
1
TODAY’S TEASER
I
16
9
16
17
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
A S
17
11
21
12
13
DOWN
2 Expensive block paving others
concealed (5)
14
DOWN
3 Raised flat area where petal turning gold (7)
2 Bar of bullion (5)
4 Focusing of attention on density (13)
3 Level off (7)
15
16
17
18
5 Annie, stupid and mindless (5)
4 Attention (13)
6 Energetic turn with a leader (2-5)
5 Idiotic (5)
7 No holding five sailors (4)
6 Dynamic (2-5)
7 Dark blue (4)
8 Love bird (4)
19
20
8 Aquatic bird (4)
12 Food supplier prepared terrace (7)
12 Food provider (7)
13 Furious, enraged, mad! (7)
13 Exasperated (7)
14 Frosted diamonds given to daughter (4)
14 Chilled (4)
15 Bitter cad I removed (4)
15 Sharp, sour (4)
16 Staggers round to get the angling
21
16 Bobbins (5)
equipment (5)
18 Deputising doctor (5)
18 In practice, he deputises (5)
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 words associated with
6
7
2
5
2
4
5
11
5
17
1
4
1
3
1
2
10
22
16
14
ACROSS
1 Petty criticism (3-7)
8 Set belief (5)
9 Famous waterfalls (7)
10 Light reflector (4-3)
11 Adversary (5)
12 Jack, Queen or King (5-4)
15 Behind (5)
17 Cherubic (7)
19 From Tel Aviv, perhaps (7)
20 Bolted (5)
21 House moisture
problem (6,4)
9
11
21
22
5
2
5
4
3
8
11
3
4
1
2
1
7
13
E
D
Y
R
R
E
S
6
S
E
W
O
C
N
A
5
Y
V
T
N
L
I
N
4
L
R
I
T
E
H
D
3
I
F
R
N
A
C
O
ACROSS
1 Fool choosing to be fussy (3-7)
8 Principle to trouble mother (5)
9 Returning once more with artist to river (7)
10 What may reflect Tom’s viewpoint (4-3)
11 Foe destroyed Yemen (5)
12 Terribly curt cad, or knave, perhaps (5-4)
15 In pursuit of nearer the stern? (5)
17 Absolutely pure gin Alec ordered (7)
19 One serial exported from Haifa (7)
20 Sped with expert in road extremes (5)
21 Domestic problem on the up? (6,4)
2
WORD WORKOUT
Two sets of clues but the
answers are the same
S
O
L
E
N
T
W
Cryptic clues
1
PAGE 2 SUJIKO SOLUTION: Top line 278 middle 416 bottom 953
A
H
A
V
F
I
N
TWO- SPEED CROSSWORD
43
44 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
CITY
C
1GM
Sun
THE FTSE 100
ROSE 30.77
TO 7146.75
Slick business . . . Aramco pump
CITY
Sun
COMMENT
LONDON’S
BURNING
FOR GIANT
WITH a value that may top
£1trillion, oil giant SAUDI
ARAMCO’s float is tantalising for stock exchanges
vying to host it, including
London and New York.
The potential flotation of
the oil firm — the world’s
largest ever — would be
seen as a key win for London as Brexit approaches.
It is set to be discussed
at top levels of government
when Saudi crown prince
Mohammed bin Salman visits this week. But what
looks like a glittering prize
contains hidden barbs,
chiefly the claim that UK
regulators will “bend” the
listing rules to win the float.
However, the changes
being discussed are to
create new categories
around so-called premium
listings, rather than a
relaxation of strict rules
around governance.
Indeed, the noisy opposition begins to look like a
knee-jerk reaction against
the Saudis. Saudi Arabia
can help silence the critics
with exemplary disclosure
ahead of its listing. A good
start would be clarity on
how much oil it has left.
Edited by TRACEY BOLES
ONLINE retail and education firm FINDEL is looking
to extend its commercial
relationship with Mike Ashley’s SPORTS DIRECT.
It plans to deepen supply
arrangements with the
sportswear giant, which is
its largest shareholder.
Sports Direct has taken
large stakes in several
retailers including GAME
DIGITAL and DEBENHAMS.
Online retailer EXPRESS
GIFTS is Findel’s largest
business. Sports Direct
brands have been piloted
on its studio.co.uk website.
Liam Rowley, Sports
Direct’s head of strategic
investments, will attend
Findel board meetings as
an observer.
Tel:
020 7782 4050
e-mail:
tracey.boles@thesun.co.uk
JUST EAT REVS UP
FLOWERS IN BAN
TAKEAWAY food app
JUST EAT plans to invest
£50million in a delivery
service to take on UBER
EATS, DELIVEROO and
AMAZON meal couriers.
Just Eat links customers
with
restaurants
without handling deliveries. But it has trialled a
courier service for chains
FORMER CO-OPERATIVE
BANK boss Paul Flowers
including BURGER KING
and KFC in the UK.
Yesterday the FTSE100
firm said it would invest
in an expanded delivery
service in the UK, Australia and Canada.
But the plan took
investors
by
surprise,
causing its shares to fall
12.6 per cent to 744.80p.
has finally been banned
from the financial services industry after using
premium rate chat lines
and sending explicit messages from work email.
Mr Flowers was chair
of the bank from 2010 to
2013, overseeing its near
collapse after revealing
a £1.5billion black hole.
He stepped down amid
claims he bought and
used illegal drugs, leading him to be dubbed
the Crystal Methodist.
The Financial Conduct
Authority said he showed
a “lack of fitness” to
work in the industry.
MPs BID TO BLOCK £7bn TAKEOVER
OF FIGHTER JET PART MAKER, GKN
MPS want to block a
£7billion takeover of
GKN,
which
makes
parts for fighter jets.
They fear the British
engineering giant could
be broken up.
Yesterday 16 MPs wrote to
Business Secretary Greg Clark
urging him to halt the hostile
MELROSE,
a
takeover
by
restructuring firm.
All
signatories,
including
Labour’s Jack Dromey and
Tory Rachel Maclean, have a
GKN plant or supplier in
their constituencies.
They want Mr Clark to prevent the “world class” business,
Britain’s third-largest engineering firm, being “dismembered”.
GKN, based in Redditch,
Worcestershire, employs 58,200
HOUSE OF FRASER is being sold by
its Chinese owners in a key period
for the British department store.
Sales fell 2.9 per cent in the six
weeks to December 23, and 7.5
per cent online. Bosses have since
sought rent cuts on some stores.
NANJING XINJIEKOU DEPARTMENT STORE is selling a its majority 51 per cent stake to Chinese
tourism group WUJI WENHUA.
House of Fraser said it was “just a
change of ownership”.
READIES MEALS
CELEBRATIONS
last
month saw sales of ready
meals jump by 26 per
cent, industry data shows.
People eating in to
mark Valentine’s Day and
Chinese New Year helped
all of the “big four”
supermarkets
to
enjoy
growth in the 12 weeks to
February 25.
Overall, grocery sales
Plane crazy . . . an F-15 fighter jet
staff worldwide and makes
parts for jets and cars. It was
targeted after profit warnings
last year sent shares tumbling
amid problems at the US
aerospace division.
The Department for Business
said Mr Clark was “monitoring” the situation. To block the
merger he would have to use
national security powers. Par-
liament’s business select committee yesterday grilled bosses
from both companies.
Simon Peckham, co-founder
and chief executive of Melrose, said the group would
not sell GKN’s military-protected assets to anyone “who’s
not an appropriate buyer”.
The Unite union fears GKN
will be asset stripped.
Assistant general secretary
Steve Turner said of Melrose:
“They take over businesses,
break them up and flog them
to the highest bidder to maximise shareholder value. That’s
the nature of the business.”
In a bid to fend off the
Melrose approach, GKN has
initiated a project to boost
shareholder value, through a
proposal to separate GKN
Aerospace and GKN Driveline
into two listed companies.
CASH PACKAGE REJECTED
HOUSE ON
MARKET
DIRECTED
TO FINDEL
45
£1 BUYS €1.12, US $1.39.
BRENT CRUDE $65.79
nBOOKIE WILLIAM HILL is
to sell its Australian
business for £168.5million
to CROWNBET.
It follows a gambling
crackdown in the country
which has included new
taxes and advertising rules
and a ban on borrowing
money to place bets.
Boss Philip Bowcock said
it will allow William Hill to
focus on growing its UK
online and US businesses.
Founder . . . Mike Ashley
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
PACKAGING giant Smurfit
Kappa has rejected an
unsolicited approach from
American-based International Paper. It said the
undisclosed cash
and shares offer was
“opportunistic” and “fails
entirely” to reflect the
firm’s value.
Chairman Liam
O’Mahony, left, said it
was “unanimously”
rejected by the board.
The FTSE 100-listed
Smurfit Kappa is Europe’s
largest producer of
paper-based packaging.
A STORMING
PROFITS LIFT
IS LEGO NOW
BRICKING IT?
EQUIPMENT
rental
company
ASHTEAD has emerged as one of
the few winners from last year’s
violent US hurricane season.
The FTSE 100 giant leases cabins,
diggers and temporary fencing.
Group revenues grew 22 per cent
to £916million in the three months
to January, lifting pre-tax profits 24
per cent to £194million.
Ashtead’s profits were also boosted
by a £397million US tax credit.
LEGO has suffered its first fall
in sales and profits since 2004.
Revenues dropped eight per
cent to £4.2billion in 2017. Operating profit fell 16 per cent to
£1.25billion. The Danish firm —
whose kits include the Star Wars
Death Star, left — blamed a “clean
up of inventories” and said it aims
to stabilise its business this year.
Chief exec Niels Christiansen
warned: “There is no quick fix.”
increased in value by 3.2
per cent compared to the
same time last year.
TESCO and MORRISONS
were jointly the fastest
growing of the big four —
both seeing sales growth
of 2.7 per cent, KANTAR
WORLDPANEL found.
Tesco experienced particularly strong growth at
its Extra superstores.
CLOSING PRICES
A SELECTION of last
night’s FTSE closing
prices:
BARCLAYS up 4.15 at
211.35
BP up 3 at 473.15
CENTRICA down 0.9 at
141.15
HSBC down 1.9 at 700.10
LLOYDS down 0.44 at
66.56
M&S down 1.6 at 286.60
MORRISONS up 0.2 at
225.70
RBS down 1.5 at 260.10
ROYAL MAIL up 3.2 at
551.60
SAINSBURY’S down 8.2
at 244.70
TESCO up 7 at 211.00
Full share prices in
Saturday’s paper.
BEAUFORT BLOW
THE collapse of broker
BEAUFORT
SECURITIES
has sparked the loss of
80 jobs and caused nearly
£800million
of
client
assets to be frozen.
PwC
Administrators
have slashed the workforce from 120 to 40 and
closed offices in Bristol
and Colwyn Bay. Beaufort
Securities and sister firm
Beaufort Asset Clearing
Services were placed in
insolvency after a Financial Conduct Authority
assessment.
The FCA is also helping
the US Department of
Justice with a probe into
allegations Beaufort Securities was involved in a
securities
fraud
and
money laundering scheme.
46 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
Home Shopping
Tarots
Loans & Finance
Chats
Book your
advertising 24/7 at:
thesun.co.uk/advertise
1GM
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
47
48 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
- SIX DAYS TO GO
CHELTENHAM COUNTDOWN
FONTWELL
TEMPLEGATE
TOM PEPPER
2.10..........................Boreham Bill 2.10.......................Reikers Island
2.40..................Spiritofchartwell 2.40..................Spiritofchartwell
3.10 ...........................Euxton Lane 3.10......................Sea Of Mystery
3.40 .................................Waiheke 3.40 .................Cabernet D’Alene
4.10 ..................Master Burbidge 4.10..........................Sandy Beach
4.40..........................Hunt Politics 4.40 ........................Irish Odyssey
TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Gronkowski (Kempton) and De Medici
(double, Lingfield) with Master Burbidge (Fontwell).
TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: Fareeq Kempton) and Mambo Dancer
(Lingfield).
SUNRATINGS’ NAP: CABERNET D’ALENE (3.40 Fontwell).
SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: NESTERENKO (3.40 Fontwell).
nTIC-TAC: Tight figure-of-eight chase course with six fences to a circuit and a 230yd
run-in. Hurdle course is left-handed, about 1m. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): G L
Moore 50-341, N Mulholland 36-146, C Tizzard 21-105, D Skelton 17-73. THIS SEASON:
C Tizzard 7, G L Moore 7, N Mulholland 7. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): T Cannon 42319, Jamie Moore 38-254, N Fehily 31-125. THIS SEASON: N Fehily 10, Jamie Moore 8.
nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Free World (2.40) & Spock (4.10) trained at Llandrindod
Wells. Round trip of 436 miles. nTRAINERFAX: E Williams won the 3.10 in 2011 and
2013. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Citadel (2.40), Dicosimo (3.40). nLIVE ON ATR
2.10
AXIO NOVICES’ HURDLE (Class 4); value to winner
£4,094; 2m 6f.
(7 runners)
1
205-441 BOREHAM BILL 30 B Pauling 6-11-9.......................................... D Jacob 88
2
4-73241 GOLDEN SUNRISE 24 C Tizzard 5-11-9.................................. H Cobden 72
3
315-16 INDIAN HERCULES 88 W Greatrex 6-11-9......................... G Sheehan l99
4
PS51/36 MIGHTY VIC 10 (T) S Smith 10-11-2................................. J Sherwood (3) —
5
48 PANDINUS IMPERATOR F135 M Smith 5-11-2........................ T Cannon —
6
4231F REIKERS ISLAND 12 P Hobbs 5-11-2...................................... R Johnson —
7
0865 STOCKBURN 26 A King 5-11-2 ......................................... W Hutchinson 90
BETTING: 2 Reikers Island, 5-2 Boreham Bill, 3 Golden Sunrise, 5 Indian Hercules
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: Meeting abandoned, waterlogged.
FORM
2 /4m nov hdle (4) £4,224 heavy).
BOREHAM BILL (11-4) 15-8 made all,
clear when shaken up last, driven INDIAN HERCULES (11-4) 4-1 handy,
driven 3 out, held, 6th of 10 (btn 14l)
out, unchallenged, bt Monbeg
to Knight In Dubai (10-9) (Wetherby
Oscar (11-4) 2l (10 ran) (Southwell
2m 5f nov hdle (4) £3,899 soft).
21/2m mdn hdle (5) £3,119 soft).
GOLDEN SUNRISE (11-4) 2-1 led last, REIKERS ISLAND fell latest, earlier
(11-1) 2-1 ran on, bt Seven De Baune
pressed, held on gamely, bt Mount
(11-11) 3l (9 ran) (3m pt-to-pt good).
Rushmoore (11-4) 3/4l (13 ran) (Exeter
1
2.40
RACING WELFARE HANDICAP CHASE (5); value to
the winner £3,314; 2m 2f.
(4 runners)
1
2-51212 SPIRITOFCHARTWELL 86 (CD) P York 10-11-12 ............ Mr P York (5) 98
2
P1P-413 TACTICAL MANOEUVRE 20 (T) A Dunn 7-11-9 .................. R McLernon —
3
766-P3P FREE WORLD 66 Lady S Brooke 14-10-6............... Miss L Brooke (7) l99
4
5PPPPP- CITADEL 345 (T) D Skelton 6-10-0 ........................................... H Skelton 97
BETTING: 4-5 Spiritofchartwell, 6-4 Tactical Manoeuvre, 8 Citadel, 14 Free World
FORM
Minellatillmorning (11-6) (Fontwell
SPIRITOFCHARTWELL (10-12) 2-1
2m 3f hcap hdle (4) £4,094 heavy).
every chance, plugged on, btn 13l
by Norphin (10-0) (4 ran) (Fontwell FREE WORLD pulled up latest, earlier
(10-4) 25-1 led, clear, reduced lead
2m 3f hcap ch (5) £2,469 heavy).
5 out, headed last, 3rd of 5 (btn 18l)
TACTICAL MANOEUVRE (11-1) 11-2
to Knocknamona (11-6) (Bangor
every chance, mistakes 2 out and at
21/2m hcap ch (4) £3,899 heavy).
the last, held, 3rd of 9 (btn 71/2l) to
3.10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
GOODWIN RACING TELEPHONE BETTING MAIDEN
HURDLE (5); winner £3,119; 2m 2f.
(13 runners)
89
9F
94-52
44P8
3572
004
4
31-0
BOOBOROWIE 55 Ali Stronge 5-11-2....................................... B J Powell —
CAPPAWAY 31 E Williams 5-11-2 .............................................. C Ring (3) —
CASTERLY ROCK 77 P Hobbs 6-11-2.................................... R Johnson 98
DREAM BAIE 9 (T) M Roberts 5-11-2............................ Joshua Moore l99
EUXTON LANE 30 O Sherwood 6-11-2 ....................................... L Aspell 92
MARATT 45 J W Mullins 5-11-2 ...............................................K Jones (5) —
MONTYCRISTO 79 P Henderson 5-11-2............... Mr B Paris-Crofts (7) 81
POWERSTOWN PARK 89 (P) Sam Thomas 5-11-2 ............... J M Davies —
9
8 SEA OF MYSTERY 15 D Skelton 5-11-2 .................................... H Skelton —
10
P2-FP4 THE CANNISTER MAN 30 (H) S Thomas 6-11-2.................C Deautsch 75
11
U MAZALTO 13 P Phelan 5-10-9 ............................................ S Houlihan (5) —
12
7 CRUSHED 55 (BF) A King 4-10-8........................................ W Hutchinson —
13
57 WAR AT SEA 14 (H) Ali Stronge 4-10-8................................... G Sheehan —
BETTING: 11-8 Casterly Rock, 5-2 Euxton Lane, 9-2 Crushed, 12 The Cannister
Man, 14 Sea Of Mystery, 20 War At Sea, Mazalto, 33 Maratt, Dream Baie
3.40
Cappaway 3.10F
Captain Lars 2.30L
Casterly Rock 3.10F
Check ‘em Tuesday 6.10K
Chess Move 6.40K
Citadel 2.40F
Classic Pursuit 2.30L
Cliffs Of Dover 5.00L
Cloud Nine 8.40K
Colorado Gold 4.50C
Compton Brave 6.10K
Court House 7.10K
Coverham 8.10K
Cracker Jak 4.40F
Cracking Find 2.20C
Crushed 3.10F
Culdrose 6.40K
Dancing Doug 4.40F
Dark Red 5.40K
De Dollar Man 2.20C
De Little Engine 6.10K
De Medici 3.30L
Desert Doctor 4.00L
Dica 3.20C
Dicosimo 3.40F
Discoverie 1.50C
Doctor Thea 2.50C
Donnas Dream 4.50C
Dono di Dio 6.40K
Dream Baie 3.10F
Duhallow Tornado 4.20C
Dutch Uncle 4.30L
Ember’s Glow 6.10K
Envisaging 7.40K
Equally Fast 8.10K
Estibdaad 9.10K
Euxton Lane 3.10F
Exceeding Power 4.30L
Exspectation 2.00L
Fairway To Heaven 8.10K
Famous Dynasty 8.40K
Fantasy Justifier 2.30L
Fareeq 8.10K
Fast Track 7.40K
Fintech 2.00L
Fire Fighting 5.40K
Flight Of Fantasy 5.40K
Floramoss 3.50C
Forestry 9.10K
Fortune’s Pearl 7.10K
Foxcub 4.20C
Free Range 3.40F
Free World 2.40F
Golden Sunrise 2.10F
Grandscape 6.40K
Greensalt 4.20C
Gronkowski 7.10K
Gunner Moyne 8.40K
Handsome Dan 9.10K
Helvetian 4.00L
Henry Grace 6.10K
Herecomesthesun 6.40K
Hi There Silver 9.10K
High Acclaim 7.40K
Holbrook Park 4.10F
Hold Hands 9.10K
Hong Kong Joe 9.10K
Hornby 3.00L
Hot Gossip 2.50C
Houndscourt 3.50C
By STEVE JONES
TOM GEORGE is in the
Cheltenham zone as he trumped Amy Murphy’s
plots Supreme glory runner in the Tolworth with
with Summerville Boy. Kalashnikov then going on
TELEPHONE BETTING AT GOODWIN RACING HCAP
HURDLE (3); winner £6,238; 2m 3f.
(9 runners)
1
282P45P DICOSIMO 88 (H) W Greatrex 7-12-0...................................... R Johnson 85
2
6/144P- NESTERENKO 367 (D) V Williams 9-11-12 .............................. C Deutsch —
3
4/40-70 OKOTOKS 32 F O’Brien 8-11-10.............................................. P Brennan 79
4
-471611 CABERNET D’ALENE 49 (D) N Williams 6-11-7 ..... S Twiston-Davies l99
5
3135 CANYON CITY F19 N King 5-11-2 ............................................. T Whelan 97
6
2-731P6 BATTLE OF IDEAS 26 C Tizzard 5-11-2 .................................. H Cobden 95
7
5142 WAIHEKE 12 (D) P Hobbs 5-10-13............................................... L Heard 91
8
212/87- KRUGERMAC 382 (D) G L Moore 7-10-9 ............................ Jamie Moore —
9
1-12434 FREE RANGE 27 (BH) D Skelton 8-10-9.................................. H Skelton 87
BETTING: 9-4 Cabernet D’Alene, 3 Waiheke, 8 Battle Of Ideas, Free Range,
Nesterenko, 10 Canyon City, Okotoks, 1Krugermac, 14 Dicosimo
DICOSIMO pulled up latest, earlier
(11-0) 50-1chased leader 4th until 4
out, tailed off, last of 5 (well btn) to
Lil Rockerfeller (11-0) (Ascot 2m 3f
hdle Grd 2 £56,950 good to soft).
NESTERENKO pulled up latest, earlier
(11-0) 16-1 4th of 5 (btn 24l) to Rock
The Kasbah (11-10) (Chepstow 3m
nov ch (3) £6,498 soft).
OKOTOKS (10-9) 20-1 always rear,
never a factor, 16th of 17 (btn 44l) to
Topofthegame (11-7) (Sandown 2m
7f hcap hdle Grd 3 (1) £56,270 soft).
CABERNET D’ALENE (11-9) 5-1 held
up, headway 3 out, led going well 2
out, readily, bt Cape Hideaway (116) 11l (10 ran) (Market Rasen 2m 3f
cond hcap hdle (4) £5,198 heavy).
CANYON CITY (11-11) 10-1 ridden
last, weakened, 5th of 12 (btn 13l) to
4.10
FORM
The New Pharaoh (10-12) (Leicester
1m 7f nov hdle (4) £5,458 heavy).
BATTLE OF IDEAS (11-10) 25-1
chased leaders, 2nd 3rd, led 5th,
headed approaching 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 12 (btn 30l)
to Ok Corral (11-10) (Kempton 2m 5f
nov hdle (4) £4,094 soft).
WAIHEKE (11-4) 5-2 led 3rd, headed 3
out, rallied, just held, btn nk by Love
Lane (10-12) (10 ran) (Exeter 2m 1f
nov hdle (4) £4,549 soft).
KRUGERMAC (10-3) 8-1 ridden 3 out,
plugged on, 7th of 16 (btn 17l) to Air
Horse One (11-2) (Ascot 2m 3f hcap
hdle (2) £28,152 soft).
FREE RANGE (11-6) 5-1 every chance,
one pace, 4th of 7 (btn 26l) to
Midnight Target (10-13) (Huntingdon
3m nov hcap ch (4) £6,498 soft).
SUMMER
SUMMER TIME
TIME .. .. ..
Noel
n
Noel Fehily
Fehily wins
wins on
on
Summerville
Summerville Boy
Boy
TEMPLEGATE
TOM PEPPER
1.50......................................................................Young Tom
2.20 ................................................................De Dollar Man
2.50......................................................................Alohamora
3.20..................................................................Uno Valoroso
3.50 .................................................................The Jam Man
4.20.........................................................Duhallow Tornado
4.50...................................................................Indian Opera
nTIC-TAC: L-H oval track of 1m 2f, with eight easy fences to a
circuit and a 280yd run-in. nTOP TRAINERS (2013-2018): Mrs
S Smith 29-99, M Hammond 14-157, D Skelton 8-27, K Slack 732. THIS SEASON: S Smith 5, M Hammond 4, Mrs R Dobbin 3.
nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): B Hughes 26-148, D Cook 2380, J Colliver 10-76, A Coleman 9-26. THIS SEASON: B Hughes
6, D Cook 5. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Verni (2.20) trained at
Minehead. Round trip of 608 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND
OP: State Sovereignty (2.50). nLIVE ON RUK
FORM
4.40
RACING WELFARE 24 HOUR 08006300443 NH FLAT
RACE (5); £2,274; 2m 2f.
(6 runners)
1
4F3 DANCING DOUG 57 Sam Thomas 5-11-2.......................... H Beswick (7) —
2
P1-04 HUNT POLITICS 21 W Greatrex 6-11-2.................................... R Johnson —
3
IRISH ODYSSEY N Mulholland 5-11-2 .......................................... N Fehily —
4
2 LEGAL EYES 95 B Pauling 5-11-2................................................. D Jacob —
5
327 SOME DAY SOON 148 J Snowden 5-11-2 ......................... G Sheehan l99
6
CRACKER JAK Miss S Smith 4-10-8 ................................ J Sherwood (3) —
BETTING: 5-4 Legal Eyes, 3 Irish Odyssey, 13-2 Dancing Doug, 8 Cracker Jak
Hunt Politics 4.40F
Hurricane Hollow 1.50C
Ilaya 2.50C
Illustrissime 7.40K
Indian Hercules 2.10F
Indian Opera 4.50C
Intransigent 7.40K
Intrepidly 5.40K
Irish Odyssey 4.40F
Jacarno 1.50C
Jack Bear 5.00L
Joegogo 4.00L
Joys Delight 6.10K
Juneau 3.30L
Just Cause 4.20C
Kafeel 2.00L
Kaloci 2.50C
Karam Albaari 2.00L
Katie’s Surprise 8.40K
Koubba 9.10K
Krugermac 3.40F
Kyllachy Gala 5.40K
Lammturner 2.50C
Lancaster Rose 4.50C
Lawn Ranger 6.40K
Leap Dearg 3.20C
Legal Eyes 4.40F
License To Thrill 2.00L
Life Knowledge 8.40K
Little Miss Tango 6.10K
Log On 3.50C
Looking For Carl 3.30L
Lovely Approach 6.40K
Luxford 2.00L
Magic Mirror 7.40K
Magic Of Milan 2.50C
Majrooh 4.30L
Mambo Dancer 5.00L
Maratt 3.10F
Marietta Robusti 3.00L
Marshall Aid 5.00L
Martineo 6.40K
Master Burbidge 4.10F
Mazalto 3.10F
Merdon Castle 8.10K
Mighty Vic 2.10F
Miss Minuty 4.30L
Montycristo 3.10F
Moon of Baroda 3.30L
Mozzafiato 6.40K
Mr Bossy Boots 7.40K
Munsarim 8.40K
Nesterenko 3.40F
Nezar 7.40K
Nibras Galaxy 3.30L
Night Story 3.30L
Nordic Lights 3.30L
Okotoks 3.40F
Open Handed 6.40K
Ourmullion 4.30L
Pack It In 8.40K
Pactolus 5.40K
Pandinus Imperator 2.10F
Petruchio 3.30L
Plant Pot Power 7.40K
Polar Light 3.30L
Porto Ferro 8.10K
Powerstown Park 3.10F
Pranceabootthetoon 3.00L
Presence Process 2.00L
Prestbury Park 4.00L
Quick Wave 2.50C
Reikers Island 2.10F
Rivers Of Asia 2.00L
Robben Rainbow 8.10K
Roy Rocket 9.10K
Saint Breiz 4.20C
Sanches 9.10K
Sandacres 6.10K
Sandy Beach 4.10F
Scorpo 2.20C
Sea Ess Seas 3.00L
Sea Of Mystery 3.10F
Sea Story 4.50C
Shamonix 9.10K
Shantou Prince 4.20C
Sheer Intensity 6.10K
Shifting Star 2.00L
Shine Baby Shine 2.50C
Shyron 7.40K
Sir Jamie 6.10K
Solid Strike 2.20C
Some Day Soon 4.40F
Sopranos Rock 6.40K
Spare Parts 7.40K
Spellmaker 8.10K
Spiritofchartwell 2.40F
Spiritofedinburgh 8.40K
Spiritual Star 2.00L
Spock 4.10F
Spryt 6.10K
Square Viviani 3.20C
St James’s Park 6.10K
Star Archer 5.40K
State Sovereignty 2.50C
Stockburn 2.10F
Storm Again 6.40K
Strategic Heights 8.10K
Stylish Dancer 2.50C
Tactical Manoeuvre 2.40F
Tarseekh 6.10K
The Cannister Man 3.10F
The Jam Man 3.50C
The Ogle Gogle Man 4.10F
Three Colours Red 5.00L
Three Weeks 7.10K
Tickanrun 3.50C
Tinker Tailor 9.10K
Titan Goddess 7.40K
Tom’s Rock 4.30L
Tommys Geal 8.40K
Too Many Shots 8.40K
Turban 4.10F
Turtle Cask 3.50C
Ubla 8.10K
Uno Valoroso 3.20C
Van Huysen 4.30L
Ventura Knight 7.10K
Verni 2.20C
Waiheke 3.40F
Wally’s Wisdom 9.10K
War At Sea 3.10F
Warrior’s Valley 3.00L
Wink Oliver 7.40K
Young Tom 1.50C
Zenith One 6.40K
Zlatan 7.40K
to win at Newbury.
George said: “I was happy
to see him win that as it
boosted the form. We’ll be
ready for him again.”
Getabird is 5-4 favourite
with Ladbrokes who have
Kalashnikov at 9-2 and
Summerville Boy at 10s.
GOING: HEAVY
1.50..........................................................Hurricane Hollow
2.20 ................................................................De Dollar Man
2.50 ..............................................................................Kaloci
3.20..................................................................................Dica
3.50.......................................................................Floramoss
4.20 .....................................................................Just Cause
4.50...................................................................Indian Opera
INJURED JOCKEYS FUND HANDICAP CHASE (4); value
to the winner £4,614; 2m 3f 104yds.
(6 runners)
HOLBROOK PARK (10-11) 1-2 fav led THE OGLE GOGLE MAN (11-3) 6-1
one pace, 3rd of 7 (btn 17l) to Mid4 out, clear 2 out, easily, bt Ticket
night Target (10-13) HOLBROOK
To Ride (10-10) 47l (4 ran) (PlumpPARK (11-11) 14-1 handy until faded
ton 21/2m nov ch (4) £4,614 good).
3 out, pulled up next (Huntingdon
MASTER BURBIDGE fell latest, earlier
3m nov hcap ch (4) £6,498 soft).
(10-12) 11-4 rear, headway 3 out,
one pace, 3rd of 5 (btn 33l) to TURBAN (11-12) 6-1 5th of 8 (btn 38l)
to Redmond (10-13) (Fontwell 23/4m
Monbeg River (11-4) (Doncaster 2m
hcap ch (4) £4,614 heavy).
3f hcap ch (3) £8,758 good to soft).
SANDY BEACH (10-10) 12-1 keen, SPOCK (10-3) 20-1 led and soon clear,
hit 11th, joined 3 out, headed run-in,
tracked leaders, hit 14th, outpaced
3rd of 8 (btn 53/4l) to The Last But
next, kept on, 3rd of 7 (btn 28l) to
One (11-11) (Fontwell 23/4m hcap ch
Bigbadjohn (11-6) (Kempton 3m
(4) £6,108 good to soft).
hcap ch (3) £8,447 good to soft).
George has decided to
run his hurdle star in the
Festival opener instead of
taking on wonderhorse
Samcro in the Ballymore.
It means Summerville
Boy will again lock horns
with Betfair Hurdle hero
Kalashnikov. George’s ace
CATTERICK
1
-1PPP21 HOLBROOK PARK 9 (T) N King 8-12-7(7ex) ........................... H Teal (7) 85
2
11-F13F MASTER BURBIDGE F19 (P) N Mulholland 7-12-0 ................... N Fehily 98
3
13P-733 SANDY BEACH 26 (P,T) C Tizzard 8-11-12............................. H Cobden 94
4
-13F433 THE OGLE GOGLE MAN 27 (PH) C Mann 6-11-4............... H Bannister 92
5
-P82555 TURBAN 20 P Henderson 11-10-12 ..................................... P Brennan l99
6
6402153 SPOCK 10 (C) Lady S Brooke 13-10-1 ....................... Miss L Brooke (7) 97
BETTING: 6-4 Holbrook Park, 3 Master Burbidge, 4 Sandy Beach, 6 Spock
ABC CHECK: C-Catterick, F-Fontwell, K-Kempton, L-Lingfield
Agent Louise 3.50C
Alaska 3.00L
Alice Lisle 4.50C
Alkashaaf 2.30L
Allmyown 3.50C
Alohamora 2.50C
Altaira 6.10K
Amanto 5.00L
Ambient 7.10K
Anton Chigurh 9.10K
Atlas Peak 1.50C
Avocet 8.40K
Awesome Allan 8.10K
Awesome Rock 8.40K
Baby Gal 2.00L
Bassino 9.10K
Battle Dust 4.20C
Battle Of Ideas 3.40F
Berrahri 4.30L
Bertie Moon 5.00L
Big Amigo 2.00L
Bird For Life 8.40K
Blackthorn Stick 6.10K
Bobby Biscuit 7.10K
Booborowie 3.10F
Bookmaker 6.10K
Boreham Bill 2.10F
Braemar 6.40K
Broadway Belle 3.50C
Bushel 8.40K
Cabernet D’Alene 3.40F
Caesar’s Comet 8.10K
Camakasi 4.30L
Canyon City 3.40F
BOY ZONE
GOING: GOOD TO SOFT (SOFT IN PLACES)
3
LAMMTURNER J Foster 6-10-12......................... D Cook
4
6-8 MAGIC OF MILAN 17 S England 5-10-12 ...... J England
5 5424 QUICK WAVE 134 V Williams 5-10-12 ............ B Hughes
6 24-2 STATE SOVEREIGNTY F157 (TH) M Scudamore 6-10-12 T Scudamore
7
14 ALOHAMORA 11 (CD) J Nash (Ire) 4-10-10. A Coleman
8
36 HOT GOSSIP 47 D Sayer 4-10-4...................... S Quinlan
9
2 ILAYA 68 M Hammond 4-10-4 .......................... J Colliver
10 532 SHINE BABY SHINE 5 (BF) P Kirby 4-10-4 T Dowson (3)
11
STYLISH DANCER F82 D Skelton 4-10-4 .... B Andrews (3)
Alohamora l 99, State Soverignty 93
11-4 Alohamora, 3 Kaloci, 9-2 State Sovereignty, 6 Shine
Baby Shine, 7 Quick Wave, 8 Stylish Dancer, 14 Ilaya
3.20
1
2
3
4
9P-5
1131
3FP4
1233
HANDICAP CHASE (4); winner
£6,758; 2m.
(4 runners)
LEAP DEARG 18 (PH,T;D) J Nash (Ire) 10-12-2.. A Coleman
DICA 71 (D) P Collins 12-11-12 .............. R Chapman (3)
SQUARE VIVIANI 68 M Hammond 7-11-12 . F O’Toole (3)
UNO VALOROSO 15 (CD) M Walford 10-11-5.. J Hamilton
Uno Valoroso l 99, Dica 98, Leap Dearg 97.
13-8 Dica, 2 Uno Valoroso, 3 Leap Dearg, 7 Square Viviani
3.50
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
3953
0443
2-22
8304
P4P1
848F
3-PP
00P6
5293
HANDICAP HURDLE (5); winner
£3,509; 3m 1f.
(9 runners)
ALLMYOWN 23 P Kirby 7-11-12 .......................... A Nicol
FLORAMOSS 35 G Boanas 7-11-11 ...... R Chapman (3)
TICKANRUN 36 (P;BF) M Hammond 8-11-9 Mr J Wright (7)
TURTLE CASK 52 (P;CD) M Sowersby 9-11-4 R Day (3)
HOUNDSCOURT 10 (P,T) Miss J Foster 11-11-4(7ex). D Cook
LOG ON 30 (P;BF) R Dobbin 7-10-11................ C Nichol
AGENT LOUISE 10 (P) M Sowersby 10-10-8 L Murtagh (5)
THE JAM MAN 24 R Curran (Ire) 5-10-8Miss M O’Sullivan (7)
BROADWAY BELLE 52 (BF) C Grant 8-10-3 . B Hughes
Houndscourt l 99, Broadway Belle 98, Turtle Cask 97.
SELLING HANDICAP HURDLE (Class
5); winner £3,509; 2m. (5 runners)
3 Houndscourt, 4 Tickanrun, 5 Broadway Belle, 6
Floramoss, 7 Allmyown, 8 Turtle Cask, 10 Log On
Hurricane Hollow l 99, Discoverie 98, Jacarno 97.
1 -221 FOXCUB 19 (P) R Potter 10-12-2...... Miss E Yardley (7)
2 -121 BATTLE DUST 24 (P) P Rowley 9-11-12. Mr A Edwards
3 2111 DUHALLOW TORNADO 18 C Pimlott 6-11-12 Mr T Strawson (7)
4 B/31 GREENSALT 24 (T) W Easterby 10-11-12 Mr W Easterby (3)
5 21U1 JUST CAUSE 38 J P Owen 8-11-12....... Mr R Stearn (7)
6 F-62 SAINT BREIZ 24 G Walford 12-11-12 .... Mr M Haigh (7)
7 -420 SHANTOU PRINCE 52 G Walford 9-11-12 Mr C Furness (7)
1.50
1
2
3
4
5
8327
456
62P3
6956
/P77
HURRICANE HOLLOW 15 (D) D Skelton 8-11-12 B Andrews (3)
YOUNG TOM 42 S Smith 5-10-4...................... S Quinlan
DISCOVERIE 13 (B,H) K Slack 10-10-0 ............ B Hughes
JACARNO 10 (VH) A Crook 6-10-0............. R Turner (7)
ATLAS PEAK 30 V Thompson 13-10-0 Mr K Yeoman (7)
Evens Hurricane Hollow, 7-4 Young Tom, 9-2 Discoverie
2.20
1
2
3
4
5
3153
-412
-PU3
41-5
2-52
NOVICE CHASE (4); winner £5,458;
2m 3f.
(5 runners)
CRACKING FIND 55 S Smith 7-11-4 ................... D Cook
DE DOLLAR MAN 53 (BF,D) E Williams 7-11-4 A Wedge
SCORPO 9 V Thompson 7-10-12 .............. T Dowson (3)
SOLID STRIKE 30 P Collins 10-10-12 ... R Chapman (3)
VERNI 24 P Hobbs 9-10-12 ........................... T J O’Brien
De Dollar Man l 99, Cracking Find 84.
11-10 Verni, 7-4 De Dollar Man, 4 Cracking Find, 50 Scorpo
2.50
1
2
MARES NOVICE HURDLE (4); winner
£4,484; 2m.
(11 runners)
1312 KALOCI 23 (BF,D) S Edmunds 6-11-4.......... C Gethings
3558 DOCTOR THEA 14 J O’Keeffe 5-10-12 ........... H Brooke
BOX CLEVER
nTRAINERTRACE: CATTERICK 2.50 Ilaya
A Chaille-Chaille to M Hammond, 2.50
Quick Wave Y Fouin to V Williams, 2.50
Stylish Dancer L Cumani to D Skelton, 3.20
Square Viviani D Cottin to M Hammond.
FONTWELL 2.40 Citadel D Grissell to D
Skelton. KEMPTON 7.40 Illustrissime T
Coyle to I Furtado, 7.40 Plant Pot Power R
Hannon to R Hughes. LINGFIELD No qualifiers. nHOT TRAINERS: A Balding 4 from
7; I Jardine 4 from 10; A King 9 from 28; C
Appleby 5 from 17; C Tizzard 6 from 21.
HOT JOCKEYS: R Chapman 5 from 11; D
Cook 7 from 22; H Cobden 5 from 16.
nJOB JOCKEYS: KEMPTON G Malune
rides Check ‘em Tuesday (6.10),
Illustrissime (7.40) for I Furtado, 4 winners
from 8 rides, 50%. L Morris rides Avocet
(8.40) for O Murphy, 4 from 8, 50%. LINGFIELD J Watson rides Miss Minuty (4.30)
for J Scott, 3 from 6, 50%. CATTERICK Mr
A Edwards rides Battle Dust (4.20) for P
Rowley, 96 from 220, 44%. Mr T Strawson
rides Duhallow Tornado (4.20) for C
Pimlott, 3 from 7, 43%. R Chapman rides
Solid Strike (2.20), Dica (3.20) for P Collins,
4 from 10, 40%. FONTWELL Mr P York
rides Spiritofchartwell (2.40) for P York, 89
from 251, 35%. S Twiston-Davies rides
Cabernet D’Alene (3.40) for N Williams, 3
from 9, 33%.
4.20
NOVICE HUNTER CHASE (5); winner
£2,496; 3m 1f.
(7 runners)
Just Cause l 99, Foxcup 93, Dullhallow Tornado 92
2 Foxcub, 5-2 Just Cause, 4 Duhallow Tornado, 7 Greensalt
4.50
1
2
3
4
5
6
U14
4
6
R-2
94
MARES NH FLAT RACE (5); winner
£3,119; 2m.
(6 runners)
SEA STORY 27 (BF,D) K Bailey 5-11-11..... M Hamill (5)
COLORADO GOLD 46 T Lacey 5-11-4...... Mr T O’Brien (5)
DONNAS DREAM 30 C Grant 5-11-4........L Murtagh (5)
INDIAN OPERA 21 I Jardine 6-11-4 ....... R Chapman (3)
ALICE LISLE 15 T Easterby 4-10-10. Mr W Easterby (7)
LANCASTER ROSE S Thomas 4-10-10 .......J O’Neill (7)
Donnas Dream l 99, Sea Story 94, Indian Opera 89.
13-8 Sea Story, 9-4 Indian Opera, 5-2 Colorado Gold
YOUR NO1 GREYHOUND TIPS
nSWINDON: 11.03 Crossfield Minx (1-46) 11.19 Townboy Kelly (4-2-3) 11.34
Mohican Ennis (1-5-6) 11.48 Tromora
Desire (nap) (1-3-2) 12.04 Astons Ranger
(3-5-6) 12.18 Jet Stream Lilly (6-1-3) 12.32
Snaffi Magic (nb) (2-4-5) 12.47 Honeygar
Gem (3-5-6) 1.04 Bravo Finesse (4-5-2)
1.19 Wise Choice (4-2-3) 1.33 Offspring
Taylor (1-2-5) 1.51 Fairy Mist (2-3-5)
nNEWCASTLE: 11.11 Quare Meadow (41-3) 11.28 Guinness Zero (6-5-2) 11.42
Swift Leonard (1-5-4) 11.57 Amazing Mari
(6-5-4) 12.12 Lundys Lane (nap) (4-3-1)
12.27 Mill Gabrielle (5-3-1) 12.42
Archaton Spark (3-4-2) 12.58 Mill Hank
(nb) (3-6-2) 1.12 Mays Bobbyjoe (6-4-3)
1.27 Romeo Big Guy (1-5-3) 1.44 Crooked
Lake (2-5-6) 1.58 Highview Passion (1-6-4)
nBELLE VUE: 2.08 Sillan Pearl (6-1-3)
2.27 Tullymurry Titch (nap) (1-4-5) 2.47
Vigorous Ceasar (5-1-3) 3.07 Newline
Shane (nb) (4-3-2) 3.28 El Faro (2-6-1)
3.48 Helfor Douvan (4-6-2) 4.08 Lisins
Run (2-5-4) 4.27 Up The Jive (1-5-3)
4.47 Kilbreedy Millie (3-2-1) 5.07
Clounanna Tiger (2-3-1) 5.22 Lissane
Charm (5-4-1) 5.38 Sherrif Bart (5-6-2)
5.56 Monagea Bob (3-1-6) 6.11
Newlawn Phantom (1-2-3)
nHOVE: 2.12 Babyface Violet (1-2-5) 2.32
Suirview Boris (3-6-1) 2.52 Imfootballblue
(5-1-6) 3.11 Beech Hill Bella (nap) (1-2-6)
3.29 Imfootballcrazy (4-6-1) 3.49 Ministry
Mint (5-1-6) 4.09 Slipalong Cindy (3-2-6)
4.29 Im No Angel (1-4-5) 4.48 Ballantine
Blaze (2-1-6) 5.08 Chasin Pavements (2-45) 5.28 Abbodabbo Dasher (nb) (1-2-5)
5.44 Invicta Justice (3-6-1) 6.02 Aero
Saffron (2-3-5) 6.19 Swift Jiggle (1-3-4)
nSUNDERLAND: 6.22 Clontemple Diva
(nb) (3-2-1) 6.38 Another Tily (1-6-5) 6.56
Fairholme Posh (3-5-4) 7.11 Glenburn
Jimmy (3-4-2) 7.26 Ryanos Bolted (4-6-5)
7.42 Headford Brandy (1-3-2) 7.58
Panthers Bluey (nap) (2-6-3) 8.13 Moss
Row Roll (1-4-3) 8.28 Stunning Sky (5-6-1)
8.43 Abbys Attitude (2-1-4) 8.58 Topstar
Vixen (4-6-1) 9.14 Long Lost Friend (2-5-4)
nPETERBOROUGH: 6.48 Duchess Jane
(nap) (6-3-1) 7.06 Not A Drop (4-6-2) 7.22
Paradise Bacardi (1-6-2) 7.37 Lord Jet (61-3) 7.52 Loughview Holly (5-3-4) 8.07
Realtra (1-4-6) 8.22 Pennys Orla (3-4-5)
8.37 Artic Roll (2-3-6) 8.51 Deja Diablo
(3-2-6) 9.07 Yorkiegalflo (2-5-4) 9.22
Pardypardypardy (1-2-5) 9.37 Princess
Freya (nb) (4-1-2)
1GM
. . . ALL THE RUNNERS, RIDERS, FORM AND TOP TIPS
KEMPTON
GOING: STANDARD
LINGFIELD
PLAY FOR FREE AT SUNBETS.CO.UK/VEGAS HCAP
(Class 6); winner £3,105; 1m.
(12 runners)
2.00
1 (8) 46211-2 KAFEEL 18 (B;BF,CD) G L Moore 7-9-7.................................... A Kirby 97
2 (6) 38696-0 SHIFTING STAR 61 (T,V;CD) J Bridger 13-9-6..................... W Carson 98
3 (9) 740725- FINTECH 83 (T) P Hide 4-9-6 .................................................. H Crouch 96
4 (1) 300-500 SPIRITUAL STAR 21 (CD) L Carter 9-9-6 ....................... C Bennett (3) 85
5 (3) 668-211 PRESENCE PROCESS 18 (CD) P Phelan 4-9-4.............. P Bradley (5) 97
6 (11) 064-130 KARAM ALBAARI 21 (V;C) J R Jenkins 10-9-2 ....................... S Levey 97
7 (2) 61495-6 LUXFORD 21 (D) J Best 4-9-1 ............................................ D De Barros 97
8 (4) /355-05 LICENSE TO THRILL 16 (PH) S Dow 4-9-0...................... T Marquand 94
9 (5) 4-32557 BABY GAL 16 J Boyle 4-8-13........................................... I Francis (7) l99
10 (10) 3-25661 BIG AMIGO 8 (CD) D Loughnane 5-8-13 ......................... E J Walsh (3) 98
11 (12) 040-433 RIVERS OF ASIA 8 (PH;BF) M Smith 5-8-11.................... M Naseb (5) 94
12 (7) 09U85-0 EXSPECTATION 53 M Blanshard 4-8-9 ................................. R Hornby 97
BETTING: 5-2 Kafeel, 3 Presence Process, 6 Big Amigo, 10 Rivers Of Asia, Fintech
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5-6 0
2017: Wink Oliver 5-9-7 J F Egan 11-2 (J Hughes) drawn 2, 11 ran.
2.30
BETWAY CLAIMING STAKES (6); value to the winner
£3,105; 6f.
(4 runners)
3.00
32RED HANDICAP (6); 3-y-o; value to the winner
£3,105; 5f.
(6 runners)
1 (2) 2323617 CAPTAIN LARS 4 (B;C,D) A Watson 9-9-10......................... O Murphy 95
2 (1) 7029-88 ALKASHAAF 42 (B,T;D) D Loughnane 4-9-9 ............................ A Kirby 95
3 (3) -353383 CLASSIC PURSUIT 8 (B;D) M Appleby 7-9-6 ...................... L Morris l99
4 (4) 5520-48 FANTASY JUSTIFIER 45 (P;D) R Harris 7-9-2 ........................ L Keniry 85
BETTING: evens Captain Lars, 7-4 Classic Pursuit, 5 Alkashaaf, 14 Fantasy Justifier
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 1
2017: Flowers On Venus 5-9-9 R Kingscote 8-13 Fav (T Dascombe) 2, 5 ran.
1 (4)
5631 MARIETTA ROBUSTI 4 (D) M Channon 9-10(6ex)..... C Shepherd (3) 85
2 (2) 42040-6 ALASKA 12 J Bradley 9-9.......................................................... L Morris 97
3 (3)
657-6 SEA ESS SEAS 18 (BF) J Osborne 9-8...................................... A Kirby 91
4 (5) 1643-57 PRANCEABOOTTHETOON 12 J Bradley 9-7.............. K Raybould (7) 85
5 (6) 087-31 WARRIOR’S VALLEY 3 (T;D) D C Griffiths 8-12(6ex).......... O Murphy 98
6 (1) 0056-35 HORNBY 12 M Attwater 8-10................................................. R Havlin l99
BETTING: 15-8 Warrior’s Valley, 11-4 Sea Ess Seas, 3 Marietta Robusti, 8 Hornby
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 3
2017: Roundabout Magic 9-4 N Mackay 8-1 (S Dow) drawn 8, 9 ran.
FORM
MARIETTA ROBUSTI (8-7) 4-1 keen,
ABOOTTHETOON (9-6) 20-1 never
led 1f out, ran on well, bt Kodiac
dangerous, last (btn 8l) (7 ran)
Express (8-12) 3/4l (5 ran) (Chelms(Lingfield 5f hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
ford 5f nov (4) £7,116 AW).
SEA ESS SEAS (10-0) 2-1 fav weakWARRIOR’S VALLEY (8-2) 25-1 kept
ened inside final furlong, 6th of 8
1
on same pace, 3rd of 7 (btn 2 /4l) to
(btn 5l) to Quick Recovery (9-2)
Rock On Baileys (9-1) HORNBY (8(Kempton 6f hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
6) 14-1 rear, never on terms, 5th (btn WARRIOR’S VALLEY (8-11) 7-2 made
61/4l) ALASKA (9-7) 12-1 weakened
all, ran on, bt Silver Penny (9-6) 21/4l
over 2f out, 6th (btn 61/2l) PRANCE(Southwell 5f hcap (7) £2,313 AW).
32RED CASINO NOVICE STAKES (5); 3-y-o; value to
the winner £3,752; 1m 2f.
(9 runners)
3.30
1 (9)
1 DE MEDICI 18 (C) A Watson 9-9 ....................................... E Greatrex l99
2 (3)
41 PETRUCHIO 33 E Walker 9-9.................................................... L Keniry 94
3 (1)
4 LOOKING FOR CARL 39 H Dunlop 9-2................................. H Crouch 83
4 (2)
5 MOON OF BARODA 15 C Hills 9-2........................................ O Murphy 88
5 (6)
673- NIBRAS GALAXY 104 I Mohammed 9-2........................... T Marquand 93
6 (8)
NIGHT STORY C Appleby 9-2 .................................................... R Havlin —
7 (4)
NORDIC LIGHTS (HH) C Appleby 9-2 ........................................ A Kirby —
8 (5)
JUNEAU M Johnston 8-11........................................................ J Fanning —
9 (7) 47969-2 POLAR LIGHT 42 (PH) D Elsworth 8-11................................... S Levey 98
BETTING: 2 De Medici, 3 Petruchio, 4 Nordic Lights, 6 Night Story, 10 Nibras Galaxy
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
4.00
32RED SPRINT HANDICAP (3); 3-y-o; value to the
winner £7,246; 6f.
(4 runners)
1 (4) 004-213 HELVETIAN 25 (BF,D) M Channon 9-11 ..................... C Shepherd (3) 98
2 (1) 312-115 DESERT DOCTOR 14 (D) E Walker 9-7................................... L Morris 97
3 (2) 711344- PRESTBURY PARK 119 (BF,D) M Johnston 9-3................... F Norton 85
4 (3) 152-241 JOEGOGO 11 (C,D) P Evans 9-1 ................................... G Malune (7) l99
BETTING: 7-4 Helvetian, 5-2 Desert Doctor, 10-3 Joegogo, 4 Prestbury Park
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
TEMPLEGATE
2.00................Presence Process
2.30 .....................Classic Pursuit
3.00 .........................Sea Ess Seas
3.30.......................De Medici (nb)
4.00......................Prestbury Park
4.30..................Exceeding Power
5.00......................Mambo Dancer
TOM PEPPER
2.00 ..........................Shifting Star
2.30 ..........................Captain Lars
3.00 ....................Warrior’s Valley
3.30 ...............................Petruchio
4.00................................Helvetian
4.30..................Exceeding Power
5.00 .............Mambo Dancer (nb)
nTIC-TAC: Polytrack AW course, left-handed and 1m 2f round. nDRAW: Little effect.
nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): M Johnston 65-410, P Evans 61-488, C Appleby
56-193, G L Moore 46-429. THIS SEASON: Archie Watson 7, P Phelan 4, J Osborne 4.
nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): A Kirby 171-900, L Morris 150-1133, O Murphy 72-416,
J Fanning 64-389. THIS SEASON: O Murphy 10, L Morris 8, T Marquand 7.
nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Juneau (3.30), Prestbury Park (4.00), Mambo Dancer (5.00).
Round trip of 540 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nLIVE ON ATR
FORM
led, headed final furlong, no extra,
HELVETIAN (9-7) 6-4 jt fav kept on, 3rd
4th of 5 (btn 31/2l) to Elsaakb (8-0)
of 4 (btn 13/4l) to Count Otto (9-0)
(Kempton 7f hcap (3) £6,469 AW).
(Lingfield 6f hcap (2) £11,972 AW).
DESERT DOCTOR (9-5) 12-1 ran on, JOEGOGO (9-0) 6-1 pressed leader,
led inside final furlong, driven out, bt
5th of 7 (btn 5l) to Corinthia Knight
Big Time Maybe (9-10) 1 / 2l (5 ran)
(9-5) (Newcastle 5f (2) £18,675 AW).
(W’hampton 5f hcap (4) £5,531 AW).
PRESTBURY PARK (9-7) 9-4 co fav
4.30
BETWAY HANDICAP (4); value to the winner £5,531;
1m 2f.
(9 runners)
1 (5) 26647-1 TOM’S ROCK 19 (CD) J Butler 5-9-7.................................... D Muscutt 97
2 (7) 407-422 DUTCH UNCLE 19 (B;BF,D) A Watson 6-9-6 .......................... L Morris 98
3 (9) 034335- BERRAHRI 66 (C,D) J Best 7-9-6 ...................................... D De Barros 96
4 (3) 1040-51 OURMULLION 13 (P;C,D) J Best 4-9-6 ............................... J Haynes l99
5 (4) 418422- EXCEEDING POWER 163 (CD) M Bosley 7-9-4...................... R Havlin 85
6 (6) 81-1413 MISS MINUTY 19 (CD) J Scott 6-9-2 ................................ J Watson (7) 96
7 (8) 38431-5 CAMAKASI 18 (D) A Stronge 7-9-1 ................................... T Marquand 89
8 (1) 163062/ MAJROOH 519 (T;D) G Peckham 6-8-13 .............................. R Winston —
9 (2) 007-544 VAN HUYSEN 19 (CD) D F Davis 6-8-12 ...................... B Robinson (5) 97
BETTING: 3 Tom’s Rock, 7-2 Dutch Uncle, 4 Ourmullion, 7 Miss Minuty
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FORM
Maratha (9-7) 2l (7 ran) (Chelmsford
TOM’S ROCK (9-2) 9-2 led 1f out, held
11/4m hcap (4) £5,693 AW).
on finish, bt DUTCH UNCLE (9-3)
11-4 fav led 2f out, headed 1f out, EXCEEDING POWER (9-3) 14-1 rear,
3
kept on inside final furlong, btn 41/2l
/4l MISS MINUTY (8-7) 4-1 kept on,
by Ply (8-11) (14 ran) (Kempton
3rd (btn 11/2l) VAN HUYSEN (8-12)
11/4m hcap (4) £5,175 AW).
15-2 every chance, one pace, 4th
(btn 4 1 / 2l) (8 ran) (Lingfield 1 1 / 4m CAMAKASI (8-13) 14-1 one pace, 5th
of 9 (btn 4l) to Argus (9-2) (Kempton
hcap (4) £5,531 AW).
1m 3f hcap (4) £6,469 AW).
BERRAHRI (8-2) 11-2 5th of 6 (btn 3l)
to Celestial Spheres (8-10) (Lingfield MAJROOH (9-10) 7-2 in touch, chance
1
1f out, kept on, btn 6l by Diamond
1 /2m hcap (3) £10,082 AW).
Geyser (8-13) (9 ran) (Kempton
OURMULLION (8-13) 5-1 co fav made
11/2m hcap (4) £4,690 AW).
all, kept on well towards finish, bt
5.00
STAYERS HANDICAP (5); value to the winner
£3,752; 2m.
(7 runners)
1 (1) /12162- AMANTO J141 (T;CD) A Stronge 8-9-12 .......................... T Marquand 85
2 (4) /65-135 JACK BEAR 32 (C) R Teal 7-9-12 .......................................... D Probert 98
3 (7) -121312 MAMBO DANCER 4 (D) M Johnston 4-9-11(6ex) .................. F Norton 96
4 (6) 56/413- THREE COLOURS RED J223 (P) R Stephens 6-9-1 .............. J Watson (7) 87
5 (2) 506535/ CLIFFS OF DOVER J18 P Nicholls 5-9-1........................ M Nicholls (5) 98
6 (3) 441-436 BERTIE MOON 12 (P;C,D) M Appleby 8-8-13.................. K Lundie (5) 97
7 (5) 09-1244 MARSHALL AID 12 M Usher 5-8-10................................ N Currie (5) l99
BETTING: 11-8 Cliffs Of Dover, 7-2 Mambo Dancer, 6 Three Colours Red
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 4
2017: Ayr Of Elegance 5-9-9 R Kingscote 5-2 (P Hide) drawn 2, 6 ran.
RACING RESULTS AND GREYHOUND SP CHECK
SOUTHWELL
2.20: 1 SOMETHING LUCKY A
Rawlinson (11-8 fav); 2 Crosse Fire (72); 3 Socialites Red (20-1). 7 ran. hd;
21/4l. M Appleby. T: £2; £1.20, £2.20.
Ex: £6.20. Tricast: £54.37. Trifecta:
£42.80. CF: £5.77. NR: Sir Hector.
2.50: 1 GO ON GAL S Birkett (16-1); 2
Ochos Rios (9-2); 3 Avocet (11-10
fav). 7 ran. hd; 21/2l. Miss J Feilden. T:
£13.10; £4.20, £1.90. Ex: £85.20.
Trifecta: £343. CF: £77.10.
3.20: 1 THE RESDEV WAY P J
McDonald (9-2); 2 Katie Gale (7-4); 3
Samtu (13-8 fav). 5 ran. 2l; 7l. P Kirby.
T: £4.50; £2.30, £1.10. Ex: £12.60.
Trifecta: £22.80. CF: £11.89. NR:
Cousin Khee, Wordiness.
3.50: 1 DEBEN P Dennis (12-1); 2
Coiste Bodhar (10-1); 3 Hisar (2-1). 8
ran (Napping 15-8 fav). hd; 2l. J Weymes.
T: £9.90; £2.30, £1.80, £1.10. Ex: £58.80.
Tric: £343.43. Trif: £220. CF: £120.38.
4.20: 1 MISTER MUSIC A Beech (9-2);
2 Trading Punches (8-1); 3 Monsieur
Jimmy (10-1). 9 ran (Spun Gold 3-1 fav).
nk; 31/4l. A Carroll. T: £4.40; £1.30, £2.90,
£3.10. Ex: £43. Tc: £339.68. Tf: £332.30.
CF: £39.64. NR: Sooqaan, Zaeem.
4.50: 1 POPPY MAY P Mulrennan (331); 2 Iconic Figure (4-1); 3 Princess
Way (5-1). 8 ran (Ertidaad 11-4 fav). 2l;
21/2l. J Given. T: £35.80; £6.70, £1.30,
£1.60. Ex: £193.40. Tric: £760.72. Trif:
£2172.30. CF: £150.17. NR: Baron Run.
5.20: 1 LIMERICK LORD Shelley
Birkett (10-1); 2 Scotch Myst (5-1); 3
Mimic’s Memory (15-8 fav). 9 ran. 3/4l;
3
/4l. Miss J Feilden. T: £13.60; £3.30,
£1.70, £1.10. Ex: £82.30. Tric: £135.56.
Trif: £250.90. CF: £58.37.
JACKPOT: Not won, £45,222.21 c/o.
P/POT: £524.30. Q/POT: £35
GREYHOUND SP
nNOTTINGHAM: 11.03 Caribbean Tyson
7-2 (2-6-5 BAGS F £15.28 TC £0.00). 11.19
Sybarite 7-2 (4-5-3 £18.89 TC £45.74).
11.34 Hollygate Best 6-4f (4-5-2 £7.34 TC
£21.42). 11.48 Slip The Gears 5-1 (6-3-5
£22.87 TC £77.01). 12.04 Bromwich Eske
9-4f (3-4-5 £13.53 TC £41.94). 12.18
Salacres Pops 6-1 (6-1-5 £34.42 TC
£88.59). 12.32 Hesthebest-trump 4-1 (2-15 £20.73 TC £46.86). 12.47 Ardfhearta
Star 7-2 (5-4-1 £20.10 TC £61.96). 1.04
Reagrove Girl 3-1 (3-4-6 £10.22 TC
£25.20). 1.19 Shes The Dream 4-1 (3-2-6
£27.61 TC £85.11). 1.33 Slaneyside Agnes
4-1 (5-2-3 £30.71 TC £106.88). 1.51 Good
Hurling 4-1 (6-5-4 £30.35 TC £89.06).
Placer (1-6) £153.00, (7-12) £880.00.
nKINSLEY: 11.11 Cruz On Kane 5-2 and
Rathin Sailor 4-1 DH 1st (3-5-6 BAGS F
£8.14 TC £28.31, 5-3-6 £11.03 TC £38.32).
11.28 Girly Film 5-1 (5-1-4 £24.25 TC
£56.92). 11.42 Aulton Pee Jay 6-1 (1-3-5
£29.40 TC £80.88). 11.57 Frainey Lady 114 (3-1-5 £12.76 TC £34.92). 12.12 Fine
Brandy 2-1f (3-6-2 £9.71 TC £33.26). 12.27
Lisheen Ebony 7-2 (2-1-3 £22.22 TC
£71.08). 12.42 Koka Kola 5-1 (1-2-6 £37.83
TC £81.56). 12.58 Corrin Sue 11-4 (3-4-6
£19.11 TC £51.81). 1.12 Dixies Gem 7-2 (56-1 £17.57 TC £65.69). 1.27 Drumleen Lady
3-1 (1-3-2 £12.52 TC £47.00). 1.44 Always
Rosie 4-1 (1-3-4 £21.41 TC £57.65). 1.58
Angelito 5-1 (2-6-1 £49.97 TC £133.58).
Placer (1-6) £140.00, (7-12) £1221.00.
nSUNDERLAND: 2.08 Linton Lillady 5-1 (64-1 BAGS F £30.60 TC £87.68). 2.27 Move
Over Antony 5-1 (2-5-6 £45.65 TC £143.07).
2.47 No News 7-2jt (1-2-6 £14.99 TC
£51.98). 3.07 Blue Ciara 3-1 (3-2-6 £8.77 TC
£29.96). 3.28 Decisive Move 8-1 (2-1-4
£45.11 TC £160.58). 3.48 Suirview Candy
2-1f (2-1-4 £8.31 TC £18.71). 4.08 Trapper
Becky 3-1 (1-2-3 £10.96 TC £29.27). 4.27
Coonough Lady 6-1 (4-2-6 £28.43 TC
£77.96). 4.47 Race Void. 5.07 Highclere
Moyes 5-1 (2-4-3 £45.06 TC £180.32). 5.22
Marys Violin 5-2f (2-1-6 £13.07 TC £53.34).
5.38 Mineola Mary 5-2jt (4-2-6 £10.81 TC
£35.94). 5.56 Crafty Jetro 6-1 (5-3-4 £22.58
TC £69.88). 6.11 Steeple Rd John 2-1f (6-1-2
£10.68 TC £47.13). Placer (1-6) £299.00, (914) £54.30.
nHOVE: 2.12 Borna Longstep 5-2f (2-6-5
BAGS F £12.81 TC £38.21). 2.32 Puzzle
Peace 3-1 (5-2-1 £22.84 TC £50.28). 2.52
Brinkleys Oscar 5-1 (5-1-2 £33.09 TC
£97.09). 3.11 Droopys Tim 9-4f (4-6-2
£14.03 TC £52.09). 3.29 Ashwood Telly 5-1
(2-1-3 £25.85 TC £92.68). 3.49 Suki Shell 81 (3-5-6 £37.15 TC £110.39). 4.09 Black
Duggan 7-1 (3-6-4 £35.23 TC £124.63).
4.29 Boozed Jo 3-1jt (1-2-4 £15.95 TC
£46.72). 4.48 Droopys Ed 2-1f (1-3-2 £8.70
TC £22.46). 5.08 Ballysteen Sky 5-2jt (3-2-1
£13.46 TC £31.72). 5.28 Myles Baby 3-1 (15-4 £18.20 TC £73.73). 5.44 Roses Bolt 94jt (4-5-2 £14.89 TC £33.43). 6.02
Woodcocks Cobra 2-1 (3-5-6 £7.72 TC
£0.00). 6.19 Gowan Sublic 3-1jt (2-1-3
£13.40 TC £37.49).
nCRAYFORD: 6.33 Freetong Frankie 101 (5-3-2 £63.15 TC £172.17). 6.49 Geanie
Boy 3-1 (2-1-6 £12.24 TC £48.28). 7.07
Dragon Apache 2-1jt (6-2-3 £10.67 TC
£21.12). 7.23 Greenfield Gate 6-4f (4-2-6
£11.37 TC £20.80). 7.38 Droopys Mel 4-1
(6-5-1 £28.33 TC £84.20). 7.54 Snowdon
Archie 9-4 (2-6-5 £24.01 TC £92.35). 8.11
Ashford Rosie 5-2 (1-6-5 £10.40 TC
£0.00). 8.26 Out On Bale 4-7f (6-2-3 £3.63
TC £11.26). 8.42 Clonoulty Song 3-1 (2-64 £14.11 TC £52.27). 8.58 Simona 9-4 (35-1 £10.33 TC £29.53). 9.16 Steeple Rd
Betsy 3-1 (5-3-2 £16.33 TC £56.08).
nPOOLE: 6.28 Rooska Hill 8-1 (3-4-6
BAGS F £41.63 TC £116.64). 6.48
Evoden Junior 5-1 (3-6-5 £27.71 TC
£87.22). 7.06 Navillus Boy 5-2 (4-3-5
£9.10 TC £37.86). 7.22 Geelo Clarky 7-4f
(4-5-1 £6.34 TC £15.45). 7.37 Corban
Kash 7-2 (4-2-1 £17.14 TC £38.37). 7.52
Castleroggy Rosy 12-1 (2-6-5 £110.99 TC
£479.30). 8.07 Clover Bob 2-1f (6-4-2
£9.61 TC £26.87). 8.22 Sevenofnine 118f (6-5-1 £12.60 TC £30.18). 8.37 Duchas
9-2 (1-5-2 £16.66 TC £34.97). 8.51 Field
Panther 7-1 (5-2-3 £53.48 TC £166.26).
9.07 Glenmare Sonic 5-2 (5-6-2 £17.82
TC £43.86).
nSHEFFIELD: 6.22 Brazen Samurai 7-2
(5-1-6 BAGS F £31.97 TC £74.29). 6.38
Lightfoot Girl 10-1 (4-6-5 £46.28 TC
£254.83). 6.56 Iris Bloom 4-1 (3-1-5
£19.56 TC £30.61). 7.11 Slaneyside
Ryder 5-4f (5-3-1 £5.58 TC £10.82). 7.26
Princess Aurora 9-2 (6-1-3 £11.06 TC
£55.53). 7.42 Swift Bosch 6-4f (3-4-1
£9.69 TC £37.68). 7.58 Droopys Trapeze
5-4f (4-2-6 £15.79 TC £31.33). 8.13
Boozed Gold 9-4 (6-4-1 £5.70 TC £19.48).
8.28 Affleck Lady 5-2 (2-1-6 £11.81 TC
£19.79. 8.43 Huarache Madison 9-4 (2-41 £24.46 TC £36.64). 8.58 Acomb Ruby
7-1 (1-4-2 £50.42 TC £275.03).
5.40
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(1)
(2)
(7)
(5)
(3)
(6)
(4)
HANDICAP (Class 2); winner
£15,562; 1m 2f.
(7 runners)
134- DARK RED 123 (D) E Dunlop 6-9-7 .... P J McDonald
-323 PACTOLUS 23 (H,T;C,D) S C Williams 7-9-4 . O Murphy
3-53 KYLLACHY GALA 8 M Botti 5-9-2 ........ G Malune (7)
-589 FIRE FIGHTING 14 (C,D) M Johnston 7-9-2 .. A Kirby
6/11 STAR ARCHER 23 (H) H Palmer 4-9-1..... R L Moore
04-3 INTREPIDLY 39 (C,D) J Noseda 4-8-9 ......... A Atzeni
2-12 FLIGHT OF FANTASY 44 (H;C) H Dunlop 4-8-4 . J Gordon
Kyllachy Gala l 99, Pactolus 98, Intrepidly 97.
9-4 Star Archer, 4 Intrepidly, 9-2 Dark Red, 6 Kyllachy Gala
6.10
HANDICAP (7); winner £2,588;
1m.
(16 runners)
1 (6) -901 CHECK ‘EM TUESDAY 3 (CD) I Furtado 5-9-11(6ex) G Malune (7)
2 (7) 9607 EMBER’S GLOW 13 (PH) P McEntee 4-9-7. D Brock
3 (11) -372 TARSEEKH 26 (V) C Gordon 5-9-7 ............. C Bishop
4 (13) -882 JOYS DELIGHT 7 (P;BF) D Loughnane 4-9-7 .. R Kingscote
5 (5) 6-86 BLACKTHORN STICK 9 (C) B Forsey 9-9-7 . E Greatrex
6 (15)8057 DE LITTLE ENGINE 11 J Osborne 4-9-7 J P Spencer
7 (10)0885 BOOKMAKER 9 (P;C,D) J Bridger 8-9-6 ............... J Gordon
8 (1) -357 SPRYT 11 (H,P,T;D) J Butler 6-9-6 ........... T Clark (3)
9 (8) -860 HENRY GRACE 14 (B;CD) J Fox 7-9-6 ......... H Doyle
10(3) 0-17 SIR JAMIE 18 (B;D) A Carroll 5-9-5 .............. L Morris
11(12) 7-07 ALTAIRA 16 (B) A Carroll 7-9-5 .................. W Carson
12(9) 5036 ST JAMES’S PARK 3 R J Smith 5-9-5 ............. R Tate
13(2) -589 LITTLE MISS TANGO 28 R Teal 4-9-3 ......... P Jamin (7)
14(4) 5047 SHEER INTENSITY 23 (P;D) P Evans 5-9-2 .. P J McDonald
15(14) 09-8 SANDACRES 49 (P,TH) L Mongan 5-9-2.... Doubtful
16(16) 430- COMPTON BRAVE 75 J R Jenkins 4-9-2 .... Doubtful
Joys Delight l 99, Little Miss Tango 98, Sir Jamie 97.
11-4 Check ‘em Tuesday, 9-2 Joys Delight, 7 Tarseekh
6.40
1 (1)
2 (6)
3 (2)
4 (13)
5 (5)
6 (11)
7 (9)
8 (7)
9 (10)
10(4)
11(3)
12(14)
13(8)
14(12)
NOVICE STAKES (5); 3-y-o; winner
£3,881; 1m.
(14 runners)
618- CHESS MOVE 185 G Baker 9-9.................... L Keniry
1-2 LAWN RANGER 42 (D) M Attwater 9-6............. K Fox
173- HERECOMESTHESUN 123 (PH) A Watson 9-4 E Greatrex
86- BRAEMAR 77 Sir M Stoute 9-2 ................. R L Moore
44- GRANDSCAPE 131 E Dunlop 9-2....... P J McDonald
2 LOVELY APPROACH 14 H Palmer 9-2....... J Gordon
MARTINEO W Haggas 9-2............................. A Atzeni
MOZZAFIATO J Gosden 9-2 ......................... R Havlin
OPEN HANDED Miss Z Davison 9-2........... R Hornby
0 SOPRANOS ROCK 40 R Hannon 9-2 ........... S Levey
9-0 STORM AGAIN 56 P Hide 9-2..................... H Crouch
64 ZENITH ONE 18 (T) S Durack 9-2 .............. D Probert
CULDROSE R Beckett 8-11........................ O Murphy
DONO DI DIO R Hannon 8-11 ................ T Marquand
Grandscape l 99, Herecomesthesun 98, Lawn Ranger 93.
7-4 Herecomesthesun, 11-2 Lovely Approach, 6 Mozzafiato
7.10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(2)
(7)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(1)
(6)
CONDITIONS STAKES (2); 3-y-o;
winner £31,125; 1m. (7 runners)
-223 AMBIENT 20 J Chapple-Hyam 9-5.................. D Egan
4-1 BOBBY BISCUIT 42 (CD) S Dow 9-5..... T Marquand
2-11 COURT HOUSE 46 (D) J Gosden 9-5........... R Havlin
415- FORTUNE’S PEARL 160 A Balding 9-5 .... O Murphy
21-1 GRONKOWSKI 26 (B;D) J Noseda 9-5 . J P Spencer
81-1 THREE WEEKS 55 (D) W Haggas 9-5 ...... R L Moore
351- VENTURA KNIGHT 131 (D) M Johnston 9-5 P J McDonald
Fortune’s Pearl l 99, Gronkowski 98, Court House 96
9-4 Gronkowski, 3 Fortune’s Pearl, 4 Court House, 5 Three
Weeks, 7 Ventura Knight, 14 Bobby Biscuit
FORM
AMBIENT (9-2) 10-1 one pace, 3rd of 8 (btn 41/2l) to Beautiful Memory (8-13) (Chelmsford 11/4m (5) £5,175 AW).
BOBBY BISCUIT (9-2) 2-1 fav led 2f out, pressed by rival
close home, held on well, bt Lawn Ranger (9-6) nk (9
ran) (Kempton 1m (5) £3,881 AW).
COURT HOUSE (9-1) 4-9 fav led final furlong, quickened
clear, comfortable, bt Motown Mick (9-7) 33/4l (4 ran)
(Lingfield 1m hcap (3) £7,246 AW).
FORTUNE’S PEARL (9-0) 14-1 led 3f out, headed 2f out,
no impression final furlong, 5th of 9 (41/2l) to Elarqam (90) (Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) £28,355 good to soft).
GRONKOWSKI (9-9) 1-4 fav made all, easily, bt Loyal Promise (9-2) 6l (3 ran) (Newcastle 1m nov (5) £3,752 AW).
THREE WEEKS (9-8) 6-4 led inside final furlong, bt Native
Appeal (9-8) 2l (3 ran) (Newcastle 1m (4) £5,531 AW).
VENTURA KNIGHT (9-7) 20-1 made all, bt Regimented (96) nk (8 ran) (Doncaster 1m hcap (3) £6,848 good).
TEMPLEGATE’S TIPS
GRONKOWSKI (7.10 Kempton, nap)
H can get us in the end zone. Named
after New England Patriots star Rob, the
colt will win an entry to the Kentucky
Derby if he takes tonight’s feature. His
win at Newcastle last month was little
more than a canter and Jamie Spencer
does the driving again.
DE MEDICI (3.30 Lingfield, nb) made a
big impression on debut at the track
when seeing off a previous winner a mile.
He finished strongly that day so the step
up to ten furlongs should not be a problem. He can give the weight away.
MASTER BURBIDGE (4.10 Fontwell,
treble) had a confidence-boosting
win on the Flat last month and has won
his last three when Noel Fehily is up.
H
H
EACH-WAY THIEF
HAVE an e-w double with in-form BIG
AMIGO (2.00 Lingfield) and TARSEEKH
(6.10 Kempton), just touched off latest.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
49
GOING: STANDARD
TEMPLEGATE
5.40...........................................................Star Archer
6.10...............................................................Tarseekh
6.40 ........................................................Lawn Ranger
7.10 ............................................GRONKOWSKI (nap)
7.40 ......................................................Titan Goddess
8.10 .............................................................Coverham
8.40 .......................................................Tommys Geal
9.10 ..................................................................Koubba
TOM PEPPER
5.40 ................................................................Pactolus
6.10.............................................Check ‘Em Tuesday
6.40............................................................Mozzafiato
7.10..........................................................Gronkowski
7.40 ............................................................Envisaging
8.10 ........................................................FAREEQ (nap)
8.40................................................Spiritofedinburgh
9.10 ..................................................................Koubba
nTIC-TAC: Right-handed, AW Polytrack, 1m round with a 3f
run-in. nDRAW: No advantage. nBEST TRACK TRAINERS
(2013-2018): J Gosden 69-323, J Fanshawe 60-311, R Hannon
58-510, R Beckett 55-318. THIS SEASON: A Watson 5. nTOP
COURSE JOCKEYS (2013-2018): A Kirby 114-802, L Morris 991049, R L Moore 59-236, O Murphy 56-426. THIS SEASON: O
Murphy 7. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Fire Fighting (5.40),
Ventura Knight (7.10), Life Knowledge (8.40). Round trip of 490
miles. nJACKPOT: 1-6. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP:
Spiritofedinburgh (8.40). nLIVE ON RUK
7.40
HANDICAP (4); winner £6,469;
7f.
(14 runners)
1 (6) 2-68 INTRANSIGENT 27 (H;CD) A Balding 9-9-9 ... W Cox (5)
2 (12) 5/0- ILLUSTRISSIME 279 I Furtado 5-9-7.... G Malune (7)
3 (5) 3420 MR BOSSY BOOTS 12 (B,T;CD) A Perrett 7-9-6......... J Haynes
4 (1) -430 SHYRON 12 (D) G Margarson 7-9-6 ......... J Elliott (5)
5 (7) -115 TITAN GODDESS 46 (C,D) M Murphy 6-9-6..... A Atzeni
6 (13) 035- PLANT POT POWER 123 (CD) R Hughes 4-9-3... S W Kelly
7 (11) 250- WINK OLIVER 163 (H;D) J Hughes 6-9-3. P Bridgwater (7)
8 (4) 600- HIGH ACCLAIM 133 R Teal 4-9-3 .............. D Probert
9 (2) 3125 SPARE PARTS 12 (CD) P McEntee 4-9-2 .. N Currie (5)
10(3) -684 FAST TRACK 12 T D Barron 7-9-1 ................ B Curtis
11(9) 2-34 ENVISAGING 40 (T) J Fanshawe 4-9-1.... P J McDonald
12(8) 424- ZLATAN 213 (P;BF) E De Giles 5-9-0 .... C Shepherd (3)
13(14) 5-34 NEZAR 18 (D) D Ivory 7-8-11.................... J Duern (3)
14(10) 3-61 MAGIC MIRROR 16 (P;CD) M Rimell 5-8-8 .... R Hornby
Fast Track l 99, Envisaging 98, Intransigent 97.
7-2 Magic Mirror, 6 Envisaging, 7 Fast Track, 8 Titan
Goddess, 10 Plant Pot Power, Spare Parts, Nezar
8.10
HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105;
6f.
(12 runners)
1 (2) 3335 STRATEGIC HEIGHTS 4 (V;D) J Osborne 9-9-7 J P Spencer
2 (4) 66-4 ROBBEN RAINBOW 21 (D) T D Barron 4-9-7 ......... B Curtis
3 (10)5422 AWESOME ALLAN 8 (BF,D) P Evans 4-9-7 .. P J McDonald
4 (7) 000- EQUALLY FAST 242 (H) R Harris 6-9-6 ....... L Keniry
5 (5) 348- CAESAR’S COMET 142 P Midgley 4-9-5 .... Doubtful
6 (6) 1-60 UBLA 16 (P;C) G Kelleway 5-9-4................... A Jones (3)
7 (9) 653- COVERHAM 142 (P) J Eustace 4-9-4 .............. R Tate
8 (11) 058- MERDON CASTLE 85 (BF,C,D) J Chapple-Hyam 6-9-4 P Bradley (5)
9 (8) 3612 FAREEQ 27 (B,T;BF,D) C Wallis 4-9-3.. J Watson (7)
10(3) 29-8 FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN 56 (C,D) L Carter 9-9-1 ... C Bennett (3)
11(12) 49-9 SPELLMAKER 45 (CD) A Newcombe 9-9-1 ... E J Walsh (3)
12(1) 0-63 PORTO FERRO 34 (D) J Bridger 4-8-13 ...... L Morris
Ubla l 99, Awesome Allan 98, Fairway To Heaven 97.
11-4 Awesome Allan, 4 Fareeq, 11-2 Robben Rainbow, 7
Strategic Heights, 10 Merdon Castle, Coverham
8.40
HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105;
1m 4f.
(14 runners)
1 (7) 3511 AVOCET 8 (P;D) O Murphy 5-9-13(6ex)....... Doubtful
2 (3) D-52 TOMMYS GEAL 19 (C) M Madgwick 6-9-7 N Currie (5)
3 (2) -089 PACK IT IN 28 (P) A Dunn 5-9-7 ................... L Keniry
4 (13) 7-34 FAMOUS DYNASTY 21 M Blanshard 4-9-6 J Gordon
5 (6) 063- LIFE KNOWLEDGE J40 (D) P Holmes 6-9-5. P Muir (7)
6 (14) 0-00 BUSHEL 13 (D) A Newcombe 8-9-5 ..... E J Walsh (3)
7 (12) 634- SPIRITOFEDINBURGH 119 (T;BF) B Powell 4-9-4 S W Kelly
8 (5) 90-0 MUNSARIM 60 (B;C) L Carter 11-9-3... P Bradley (5)
9 (9) -344 TOO MANY SHOTS 28 (BH) J Best 4-9-1 D De Barros
10(4) 7879 GUNNER MOYNE 16 (T,V) E Owen 6-8-12 ... P J McDonald
11(1) 0-36 BIRD FOR LIFE 20 (P;CD) M Usher 4-8-12..... R Tate
12(11) 3-50 AWESOME ROCK 16 (CD) R Ingram 9-8-12 R Havlin
13(8) 7664 CLOUD NINE 3 (BH) A Carroll 5-8-12........ D Probert
14(10) 09/0 KATIE’S SURPRISE 41 J Butler 4-8-11 .... T Clark (3)
Bird For Life l 99, Famous Dynasty 98, Life Knowledge 97.
2 Tommys Geal, 4 Spiritofedinburgh, 5 Famous Dynasty, 10
Life Knowledge, 12 Too Many Shots
9.10
HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105;
1m 4f.
(14 runners)
1 (2) -878 TINKER TAILOR 13 D P Quinn 5-9-7........ T Clark (3)
2 (14) 9-27 HOLD HANDS 19 (T) B Powell 7-9-7 .............. F Berry
3 (11) 6-45 ROY ROCKET 34 (D) J Berry 8-9-6 ............. G Cox (3)
4 (1) 07/4 WALLY’S WISDOM 32 (TH) J R Jenkins 6-9-5 K Fox
5 (12) -578 ANTON CHIGURH 15 (P) Mrs N Evans 9-9-5..... G Downing
6 (13)8586 ESTIBDAAD 15 (T;C,D) P Butler 8-9-4 .. C Shepherd (3)
7 (4) -474 HANDSOME DAN 21 S Hollinshead 12-9-4 ....... S Levey
8 (3) 1-40 SANCHES 19 (D) Dr J Naylor 4-9-3 ............... H Doyle
9 (7) 69-6 FORESTRY 61 J Portman 4-8-13 ................ R Hornby
10(6) 04-3 KOUBBA 50 (T) N Mulholland 5-8-12 ........... L Morris
11(10) 90-0 BASSINO 28 (T) J Bennett 5-8-12 ................ R Powell
12(8) 84-9 HONG KONG JOE 41 (E;BF) Mrs L Richards 8-8-12 C Bishop
13(9) 3-23 HI THERE SILVER 16 M Madgwick 4-8-11.... N Currie (5)
14(5) 57-7 SHAMONIX 14 M Usher 4-8-11 .................. D Probert
Hold Hands l 99, Sanches 98, Handsome Dan 97.
3 Koubba, 4 Hi There Silver, 6 Wally’s Wisdom, Roy Rocket
50 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2GM
CHELTENHAM COUNTDOWN SIXTODAYS
GO
IN RUBE HEALTH
Festival ace Walsh back in action tomorrow
RUBY WALSH is over his brokenleg blues and raring to go for
the Cheltenham Festival.
The top jockey has been sweating
on his fitness since fracturing his
right leg in a crashing fall in Ireland
in mid-November.
However, Walsh, 38, is now set to
return to race-riding at Thurles
tomorrow or Leopardstown on
Friday as he bids to get racesharp ahead of next week.
Walsh said: “I’m ready for
action. The leg feels good and I’m
raring to go. I’m buzzing.
“It’s been very hard sitting on the
sidelines but, ever since I got injured,
my only focus was to be fit for race
one on day one of Cheltenham.”
Walsh has been building up his fitness with some riding at his father
Ted’s stable for the last two and a
half weeks and rode work for gaffer
By TOM PEPPER
Willie Mullins for the first time
since his injury at the weekend. He
said: “It was great to be back at
Closutton. There is a real vibe about
the place and it was all hands to the
pump. It’s so exciting.”
While Walsh says his injury is
fully healed he is desperate to get
up to pace in a race ahead of
jumping
on
board
red-hot
favourite Getabird (left) for the
first time in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at 1.30pm on Tuesday.
Walsh, who has ridden a record
56 winners at the Festival, said: “It’s
important to get a few races in
before the Festival.
“You have to be careful though. It’s
risk versus reward. With the meeting
just around the corner you don’t want
to be picking up a fall in a minor
race that will cost you. You have to
balance how many risks you are going to
take before you get the ultimate reward
and for me that’s always been to walk out
for the Supreme.
“I’ve always been a bit careful in the
past and I won’t be any different this
year. Every time you ride in a race you
are taking a chance.”
Walsh has been top jockey at the Festival 11 times and he is an 8-11 favourite
with the bookies to be crowned king again.
He said: “Cheltenham has always been
very lucky for me and I always enjoy
going there. I can’t wait to get going.”
Some believe Walsh’s lack of race practice will mean he is rusty and that could
affect the chances of the big guns he will
be riding next week.
However he said: “I am more worried
about being over-excited.
“I could be too sharp and over-eager.
That’s a bigger fear. But, at the end of
the day, it’s the horse who has to do the
running . . . I only have to ride them.”
WALSH . . . fit and
ready for Festival
SPORTS ROUND-UP:
RESULTS & FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
1st Knockout Rd, 2nd Legs
LIVERPOOL (0) 0 PORTO
(0) 0
Att: 48,768
(Liverpool win 5-0 on agg)
PSG
(0) 1 R MADRID
(0) 2
Cavani 71
Ronaldo 51
Att: 46,585
Casemiro 80
(Real Madrid win 5-2 on agg)
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
BIRMINGHAM (0) 0 MIDDLESBRO (1) 1
Att: 18,301
Bamford 39
BURTON
(0) 0 BRENTFORD (0) 2
Att: 3,464
McFadzean (og) 60
Watkins 80
CARDIFF
(1) 2 BARNSLEY (0) 1
Paterson 31
McBurnie 60
Grujic 46
Att: 16,176
FULHAM
(2) 3 SHEFF UTD (0) 0
Mitrovic 31, 44
Att: 18,400
Cairney 61
HULL
(0) 1 MILLWALL
(2) 2
Hernandez 79
Saville 1
Att: 13,524
Cooper 33
NORWICH
(0) 0 NOTTM FOR (0) 0
Att: 25,184
PRESTON
(1) 2 BRISTOL CITY(0) 1
Browne 20
Diedhiou 67
Maguire 69
Att: 11,264
QPR
(0) 1 DERBY
(1) 1
Luongo 87
Weimann 38
Att: 11,488
READING
(1) 1 BOLTON
(1) 1
Barrow 32
Le Fondre 45
Att: 8,631
SHEFF WED (0) 1 IPSWICH
(0) 2
Joao 69
Waghorne 51, 83
Att: 22,733
SUNDERLAND(0) 0 ASTON VILLA (2) 3
Att: 26,081
Grabban 34
Chester 45
Oviedo (og) 66
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
WALSALL
(0) 0 ROCHDALE (1) 3
Att: 3,505
McNulty 16
Henderson 71
Dobre 87
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
ACCRINGTON (1) 1 MORECAMBE (0) 0
Kee 45 (pen)
Att: 1,769
CHELTENHAM(0) 1 NOTTS CO
(1) 1
Morrell 66
Hawkridge 42
Att: 2,273
MANSFIELD (0) 1 LINCOLN
(0) 1
Byrom 49
Palmer 90
Att: 6,091
NEWPORT CO (3) 3 FOREST GRN (2) 3
Butler 9
Butler (og) 6
Hayes 17, 38
Gunning 30
Att: 2,862
L Collins 82
CHECKATRADE TROPHY: Semi-final
SHREWSBURY(0) 1 YEOVIL
(0) 0
C Morris 63
Att: 4,118
(Shrewsbury will play Lincoln City in the
final at Wembley on Sunday, April 8)
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Alloa 5
Arbroath 3.
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY:
Quarter-final Replays - Brackley 2
Stockport County 1; Gateshead 3 Leyton
Orient 2. Off - Spennymoor Town v Bromley
(waterlogged pitch).
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Aldershot 2 Hartlepool 1; Chester FC 0 Dover
2; Sutton Utd 2 Woking 0. Off - Guiseley v
Barrow (waterlogged pitch), Maidstone Utd v
Macclesfield.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Salford City 2 Tamworth 1.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Hemel Hempstead 2 East Thurrock 0.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Gosport Borough 0 Hereford FC 4; Slough 1
Basingstoke 1. Off - St Ives Town v Royston
Town (waterlogged pitch).
BOSTIK PREMIER - Billericay 1 Dulwich 3;
Folkestone Invicta 3 Kingstonian 0; Leiston 2
Margate 2; Needham Market 3 Burgess Hill
Town 1; Staines Town 3 Worthing 3. Off Lowestoft Town v Hendon (waterlogged
pitch).
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Altrincham 4 Stourbridge 1; Nantwich Town
0 Matlock Town 2. Off - Hednesford v
Buxton (unplayable pitch), Mickleover Sports
v Stalybridge (waterlogged pitch).
JD WELSH CUP: Quarter-finals - Llandudno 0 Newtown 2; Carmarthen 1 Aberystwyth
3; Connah’s Quay Nomads 2 The New Saints FC 1.
CRICKET
T20 INTERNATIONAL (Colombo) - India
174-5 (Dhawan 90) v Sri Lanka 175-5 (Perera
66). Sri Lanka bt India by 5 wkts.
ICC WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS: Group
A (Harare, Zimbabwe) - Papa New Guinea
235 (Ura 151) v Ireland 237-6 (Porterfield
111, Joyce 53). Ireland bt Papa New
Guinea by 4 wkts.
Group B (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) Hong Kong 91 (Sole 4-15) v Scotland 92-6.
Scotland bt Hong Kong by 4 wkts.
ICE HOCKEY
ELITE LEAGUE - Fife 6 Edinburgh 1;
Nottingham 3 Dundee 4.
TODAY’S SPORT
(7.45 unless stated)
DON’T MISS: FAVOURITE - EVERY DAY OF CHELTENHAM
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
1st Knockout Rd, 2nd Legs
Man City (4) v Basel (0) ..................
Tottenham (2) v Juventus (2) ......
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Leeds v Wolves...............................
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP - Kilmarnock v St Johnstone.
TENNIS (to Mar 18): ATP & WTA BNP
Paribas Indian Wells Open (California).
ICE HOCKEY (7.30): Elite League Braehead v Edinburgh, Nottingham v Milton
Keynes.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
2GM
LIVING IT UP
By JOHN ETHERIDGE in Dunedin
LIAM LIVINGSTONE has been cleared
to depart today for his first England
tour — after being bombarded by
James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
Lancashire batsman Livingstone injured
his left ankle playing football last month on
the England Lions’ West Indies tour.
Livingstone feared he would miss the
seniors’ two-Test tour of New Zealand but
medics gave the green light after he batted
12 overs against fast bowlers Anderson and
Broad at Edgbaston on Monday.
The 24-year-old heads Down Under with
Anderson, Broad, Alastair Cook, Mark
Stoneman, James Vince, Dawid Malan, Ben
Foakes and Mason Crane. The group will
Liam green light
for New Zealand
practise in Hamilton until joined next week
by Joe Root and the other Test players
currently involved in the one-day series.
Livingstone (right) played two Twenty20
internationals last summer, scoring just 16
and 0 — he also struggled on Lions duty in
the Caribbean.
But he is a powerful hitter who, in 2015,
scored 350 off 138 balls for Nantwich.
Livingstone, appointed Lancashire captain
Fury ready
to rumble
By GARY CARTER
By SIMON SHAW
HAVE A
CHEEKY LITTLE
PUNT...
DAVID WARNER faces a
Test-match ban after his
furious bust-up with South
Africa’s Quinton de Kock.
The Aussie vice-captain
was charged by the ICC
and could now miss one
Test or two ODIs —
whichever comes first.
De Kock was charged
with a lesser offence.
CCTV footage showed
Warner being restrained on
the dressing-room stairs
on day four of the First
Test as he shouted at de
Kock, who allegedly made
comments about his wife.
The Aussies and the
Proteas have until today
to respond to the charges.
The Second Test begins
in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
during the winter, has replaced Yorkshire skipper Gary Ballance from the
squad that lost The Ashes 4-0.
England’s first warm-up match for the
series begins on Wednesday, followed by
Tests in Auckland and Christchurch.
Meanwhile, Surrey bowler Tom Curran is
working on more variations as he attempts
to secure a place in the 50-over team.
He already tries to deceive batsmen with a
back-of-the-hand delivery and an off-cutter.
But on the eve of today’s fourth ODI
against the Kiwis, with England 2-1 up,
Curran said: “All the time, I’m practising
and trying new ones such as the knuckle
ball and other slower balls.
“In games, I’m just using the two but
there are some interesting ones which are
a work in progress.”
conked
out
THREE
times yesterday.
Belgian driver Stoffel
Vandoorne faced two
electrical KOs in the
first hour of this week’s
final test at Barcelona.
Later in the day, a
hydraulics failure cost
the Brit team further.
DECLAN PATTON will
serve a five-game ban
for his sickening high
tackle.
TYSON FURY says he would be ready to
fight this weekend as he eyes a comeback
and a showdown with Anthony Joshua.
The former world heavyweight champion
has been out of the ring since beating
Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.
British boxing chiefs have been waiting
for medical reports before restoring his
licence. But Fury, 29, told Sky Sports: “I’ve
had some good news and want to announce
it to the world . . . but I can’t.
“Watch this space. I said I’m coming
back this year, and I will. I could probably
fight this weekend.
“I’ve lifted a few weights and I told them
I want to get some baby oil on — shining,
glistening, looking the part.”
Warner in
Test ban
McLAREN are in
P
crisis after their
new Formula One car
Declan’s
decked
PLEASED AS PUNCH . . .
Tyson Fury is raring to go
51
TODAY ONLY
TOP PRICE
ALL RUNNERS IN
THE CHAMPION CHASE
RBELTER
#CHELTE
The Warrington scrumhalf was red-carded for
whacking Hull’s Bureta
Faraimo on the jaw during Friday’s 21-12 defeat.
Now
he
has
been
handed the most severe
punishment available.
Patton, 22, will miss
Warrington’s
matches
against St Helens, Catalans, Wakefield, Widnes
and Castleford.
From the same fixture,
Hull’s
Liam
Watts
received
a
three-game
ban
for
headbutting
Wolves’ Dom Crosby.
And
Huddersfield’s
Daniel Smith misses two
matches for dangerous
contact with Wakefield’s
Tinirau Arona.
SERENA WILLIAMS
P
is struggling ahead
of her return at the
Indian Wells Masters.
The American, 36,
has not played for 14
months and gave birth
in September.
The 23-times Grand
Slam
winner
said:
“There are days even
still, I’m like, ‘How do
I keep going?’.”
TOTTENHAM battled back from two goals
down in Italy to draw 2-2 against Juventus.
But now Spurs need to beware of Paulo
Dybala, who is fit tonight after missing the
first leg through injury. The Argentine ace is
17/10 to score anytime with Sun Bets.
Nearly 80 per cent of Juve’s Champions
League goals this season have come in the
first or last 15 minutes — and they are 6/1 to
lead after the first quarter of an hour.
Yet Spurs are made of stern stuff and if you
fancy a Wembley thriller, they are 25/1 to win
after trailing at half-time.
DIAMOND: Dybala to score anytime, 17/10 with Sun Bets.
NEXT BEST: Juventus to lead after first 15 minutes, 6/1 with Sun Bets.
LONGSHOT: Juve HT/Tottenham FT, 25/1 with Sun Bets.
18+ T&Cs apply. Odds subject to change.
A PROUD SPONSOR AT THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL
18+
STAY IN CONTROL. LEAVE BEFORE YOU LOSE IT. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
We’re offering ‘top price’ on every runner in the Champion Chase market on 7th March 2018. Top price means the Sun Bets price will be equal to or better than the Bet365, Sky Bet,
William Hill, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and Coral prices as shown of oddschecker.com from 08.00 until 21.00 on 7th March 2018 for the Champion Chase on 14th March 2018 at
the Cheltenham Festival. Offer can be withdrawn at any time at Sun Bets discretion. 18+ begambleaware.org. Betting Rules and General Terms apply.
52 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2GM
SUTTON BEGS WIGGINS & DOC...
FARAH . . . altercation
Mo blast
at ‘racism’
By DAVE WARD
MO FARAH has claimed he
was “racially harassed” by
a security officer at
Munich Airport.
The four-time Olympic
champion left the UK for
Ethiopia on Monday to
complete his final training
ahead of next month’s
London Marathon.
His journey took him via
Germany,
where
the
alleged altercation took
place.
Farah, 34, filmed it on
Instagram Live, later posting it on his Instagram
and Twitter feeds with the
caption: “Sad to see
racial harassment in this
day and age. 2018...!!!
#airport #germany”
He was giving a running
commentary as he was
pushed towards the gate
by the officer, claiming it
was “pure harassment”,
though there was no evidence of any racial abuse
in the 47-second clip.
A
spokesperson
for
Farah said: “Mo felt that
the incident was racially
motivated and that he was
unfairly treated by the
airport security staff.”
TELL THE TRUTH
Plea follows
call to strip Brit of Tour victory
everybody how many times
By JON WEST
BRADLEY WIGGINS has
you administered this steroid.”
been urged to “tell the
American Landis, 42, was
Wiggins
used
the
truth” by his old coach. stated
powerful corticosteroid triam- stripped of the 2006 Tour de
Shane Sutton insists only
Wiggins and former Team
Sky
medic
Dr
Richard
Freeman
can
end
the
“doping” scandal.
But ex-Sky coach Sutton
insists the whole story has
yet to be told — especially
over the notorious Jiffy bag
incident of 2011.
The Aussie’s plea came
after whistleblower Floyd
Landis called for Wiggins
to be stripped of his 2012
Tour de France title.
A 52-page Parliamentary
report released on Monday
cinolone
to
enhance
his
performance and not just to
treat his asthma.
Sutton said: “My axe to
grind here is that Brad and
the doc had the chance to
come forward. They never did.
“They had the chance to
defend Team Sky chief Dave
Brailsford and it should have
been them in front of the
select committee — not myself
and Dave.
“I would call on Brad and
the doc to come forward and
tell the truth. Tell
Froome dope denial
RIDER IN A STORM . . .
Wiggins and Sutton in 2012
CHRIS FROOME denies he was among a group of
Team Sky riders accused of taking drugs before the
2012 Tour de France.
A damning report by MPs claimed Bradley
Wiggins and his team-mates used corticosteroids
in the build-up to the race.
Asked whether he took triamcinolone, Froome
(right) rapped: “No, that’s rubbish. I’ve never
seen anything like that within the team.”
France
title
following
a
positive drugs test.
He said: “No one with
more than two brain cells
would add it all up and
conclude it was coincidental.
“I don’t think guys like
Chris Froome and Brailsford
realise how f***ing smug and
contemptible they look.
“No one is ever going to
trust Brailsford again.
“This has to be the end of
the team. I’m 100 per cent
sure there will not be a Sky
team at the Tour de France
this year.”
Wiggins, 37, continues to
be haunted by questions
over contents of the mysterious jiffy bag administered
to him on the final day of
the 2011 Dauphine.
Last night Freeman broke
his silence by telling Sky
Sports he treated the
cyclist at the team
training camp and a
legal
decongestant
was
administered
via an inhaler.
CHAMPIONSHIP
THE HOME
OF THE EFL
LIVE & EXCLUSIVE
LEEDS UNITED
V
WOLVES
Exclusive coverage tonight
from 7pm on talkSPORT 2
DAB Radio • App • talkSPORT.com
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
2GM
53
SIX NATIONS FRANCE v ENGLAND
3 DAYS TO GO
COE . . . report rap
CHILLED TO
THE MARO
UP ’N RUNNING
. . . Itoje trains
at England’s
HQ yesterday
Seb hits
out over
MP row
By VIKKI ORVICE
SEB COE claimed his
reputation is NOT in
tatters in the aftermath
of
Monday’s
damning
report which accused him
of misleading MPs.
IAAF
president
Coe
appeared before a select
committee in 2015 — but
doubt has now been cast
on his testimony.
He said he had not been
aware of “specific allegations” about mass doping
in Russia until he watched
a documentary in 2014.
But another witness,
Dave Bedford, the former
race director of the
London Marathon, told the
committee he made several attempts to contact
Coe about a case involving
Russian
marathon
runner Liliya Shobukhova.
The report said it,
“stretches credibility to
believe that Coe was not
aware, at least in general
terms, of the allegations”.
Coe
said
yesterday:
“We’ve read the report
and absorbed it. I did not
mislead the committee.
“My reputation is not in
tatters — our sport is not
in tatters.
“We will absorb any of
the conclusions drawn by
the select committee.
“We want the same as
them — the eradication
of drugs in sport.”
Coe also said Russia
cannot yet be trusted to
return to global athletics.
They were banned in
2015 for a state-sponsored doping programme
— and now even athletes
competing as neutrals
could be ruled out.
Coe admitted: “Unless
dramatic
progress
is
made, we will review
the status of neutral
competitors and consider
the ultimate sanction.”
Itoje’s lost his superpowers
ENGLAND'S prize-winning
Maro is in a stew.
ITOJE SIX
NATIONS STATS
2017
5
Matches
2018
3
0.60
0.80
14.60
0.60
97%
1.80
3.20
0.60
Clean breaks
Offloads
Tackles
Missed tackles
Tackle %
Turnovers won
Lineouts won
Lineout steals
0.33
0.33
11.00
1.33
89%
0.67
2.67
0.33
Per game record
But Eddie Jones says Maro
Itoje’s wilting form is simply
"second-season syndrome”.
The Saracens second-row,
23, was missing some of his
superhuman
powers
as
England struggled to beat
Wales and crashed to Scotland.
But Red Rose boss Jones is
not alarmed at Super Maro
hitting a speed bump, even if
most people think he is in his
THIRD season not second!
The Aussie insisted: “Maro
is second season.
“First season, no one knows
what’s your best shot, no one
knows where you score runs.
“Second season, everyone
knows and they take that
away from you. And you’ve
got to find a different way to
score runs. That’s what he’s
finding at the moment.
“By the time he gets to the
World Cup, he’ll be third
year. He is going to be a
By JONNY FORDHAM
great player for us. What he's
going through at the moment
is very natural.”
Itoje made his England debut
in the 2016 Six Nations and
ended his first full international season by helping the
Lions draw their Test series in
New Zealand in 2017.
But the strut he had after
victory in the Second Test in
Wellington
—
where
he
smothered the All Blacks in
the tackle, punched holes in
their defence and dominated
the lineout — has faded.
Teams are wising up to the
two-time
Champions
Cup
winner and 2016’s European
Player of the Year, sticking
two men on him in the tackle
and bashing him away from
the breakdown.
Jones added: “Maro gets a
lot of his energy around
the ruck. But he is not
being given that opportu-
Dylan’s a doubt
DYLAN HARTLEY added to Eddie Jones’ injury problems
ahead of Saturday’s must-win game in France.
The England skipper (right) will be monitored after
missing training yesterday with a tight calf muscle.
Lions hooker Jamie George would replace Hartley,
with Exeter’s Luke Cowan-Dickie on the bench.
Flanker Sam Underhill is definitely out with a toe
problem, while winger Jack Nowell misses Paris and
the final game against Ireland with an ankle injury.
Elliot Daly and James Haskell will come into the 23.
nity. He is a very diligent and
serious player and I have been
really impressed by him — in
fact I am more impressed by
him this season than last
because he is working hard to
improve his game.
“He understands he has to
work it out himself.
“A lot of players get stuck
in second-season syndrome,
particularly when you come
out of the blocks in the first
season. You not only carry the
expectation, you carry more
attention from other players.”
Jones will stick with Itoje
for Saturday’s must-win game
against France as England bid
to keep alive hopes of a
record third successive Six
Nations title.
But even the history books
are against Jones as no Red
Rose side has won the tournament following a Lions tour
since 1963.
Jones
added:
“History
shows the team that has the
most Lions struggles in the
Six Nations.
“There’s a lot of reasons to understand
why. We had 16
players
on
the
Lions
tour.
I
always knew this
was going to be
a tough year but
we haven’t used
that as an excuse
and we do not
intend to.”
Tweet
@SunJonnyFordham
54 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
IS it just me who sees
Southampton
manager
Mauricio Pellegrino on
Match of the Day each
week and thinks, “Oh,
are you still here?”
WANTED: A manager who
will walk into a new club
and declare at his first
press conference: “Yep,
there IS a magic wand
and I’ve got one.”
1GM
dave.kidd@the-sun.co.uk
Tweet @davekidd_
Dave Kidd
MARK
CLATTENBURG’S
hair transplant.
I thought it was the
name of a track off the
next Half Man Half
Biscuit album.
But no, it
has actually
happened.
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
IT’S VAR
& WIDE
Passive ’n
pathetic
RIVALS’ CITY SURRENDER
WALKOVER . . . City
celebrate Bernardo Silva’s
winner against Chelsea
WITH wonderful comic timing,
referees’ chief Mike Riley
met
a
delegation
from
Manchester City yesterday
to discuss Pep Guardiola’s
concerns over heavy tackling.
This just 48 hours after the
champions of England had opted
not to tackle the Premier League
leaders at all.
Far from being battered by
dangerous challenges, Guardiola’s
sainted City are being waved on
their way to the title like some
sort of carnival float.
Chelsea
began
the
end-ofseason guards of honour approximately one month early at the
Etihad on Sunday — and during
an actual match.
Antonio Conte (below) sent out
his team without a centreforward and told them to play
walking football. Audley Harrison
football. It was Pacifism.
Appeasement. Utterly pathetic.
And it was symptomatic of a
pitiful response from the rest of
the Premier League to a
wonderfully
eye-catching
City side but one which
has yet to prove itself as
an all-time great team.
City finished 15 points
behind Chelsea last season
and
have
played
virtually the whole of this
campaign without a senior
specialist left-back.
Yet those clubs best
equipped financially to take on
Abu Dhabi’s finest — Chelsea,
Manchester United and Arsenal —
have treated City as though they
are a composite of the 1970 Brazil
team, the Real Madrid of Alfredo
Di Stefano which won five successive European Cups, and the
Harlem Globetrotters.
For the first time in many
years, England should be able to
boast the best and/or most competitive league in the world with
three, four or even five of its
number set to make up the
Champions League’s last eight.
That’s until you watch the rest
of them sit back and admire City.
Jose Mourinho forged an unholy
alliance with Conte on Monday
night
by
demanding
greater
respect for Chelsea after their
battering from pundits for running up the white flag at City.
Yet why should Conte be
respected when he has staged not
so much a title defence as a
season-long sulk? The Italian
whinged his way through two
transfer windows, talking down his
squad in what has become a selffulfilling prophecy.
Many felt he’d get the pay-off
he craved after back-to-back
hammerings by Bournemouth and
Watford. But the lack of intent
showed against City truly was a
sackable offence.
Conte reasoned that going toeto-toe with City risked a demoralising thrashing. Yet surely a clear
statement of no-confidence from
their own manager was far more
demoralising for Chelsea’s players.
No wonder Eden Hazard is so
desperate to leave. His is a joyous
talent, so why waste part of a
short career operating as a ‘false
nine’ in a team unwilling to play
football in the biggest matches?
Chelsea’s
surrender
followed
Arsenal’s back-to-back 3-0 defeats
against City and a half-empty
Emirates for an A-list fixtures.
There’s little more to say about
Arsene Wenger’s long journey
from the Ritz to the rubble . . . but
here are a few more
observations.
Sead Kolasinac arrived
last summer as pretty
much the first proper bloke
Wenger had signed in a
decade. So, why does the
big Bosnian now look as
limp as the rest of them?
Is Petr Cech like an
ageing
batsman
whose
eyes have suddenly gone?
Or might he never have been Petr
Cech in the first place if he
hadn’t played behind a partnership as magnificent as John Terry
and Ricardo Carvalho for so long?
And Alex Iwobi. Why? Just why?
As for United, yes they came
back from 2-0 down to beat Crystal Palace but anyone believing
they are ready to challenge City
next season is kidding themselves.
Just watch Mourinho play for a
0-0 at home to Liverpool on Saturday to cling on to second place.
And then enjoy Watford’s Troy
Deeney burying Arsenal at the
Emirates on Sunday before going
on the telly again and telling them
exactly what he’s just done to
them — only this time the whole
Arsenal thing’s so far gone that
nobody will bother listening.
But do listen up as Conte
pleads poverty despite working
for Roman Abramovich.
Oh, and lap up Guardiola with
his little dossier telling the referees
to go easy on his untouchable leaders during their late-season parade.
AFTER the TottenhamRochdale FA Cup tie was
ruined by VAR — like
Liverpool v West Brom
and Chelsea v Norwich
— an eloquent chorus of
past and present players
called for the experiment
to be scrapped.
It sucks the joy and
passion from the game.
So, naturally, the International Football Association Board approved
VAR at the World Cup.
Fifa are willing to
make a farce of the
event in a vain search
for ultimate justice.
Even
Sepp
Blatter
stuck to corrupting the
off-field stuff. His successors are destroying
the game itself.
GLENN’S
A HOAX
MANY of us have been
convinced
for
some
time that FA chief exec
Martin Glenn is a hoax.
Eventually he’ll be
unmasked as a brilliant
fictional invention — a
reality TV experiment,
mixing The Truman Show
with Beadle’s About.
How else can you
explain that, despite the
FA employing an army
of PR people, their boss
continues to babble like
a pub bore shortly
before closing time?
Some
argue
the
scriptwriters made Glenn
too far-fetched when
the former fish-finger
salesman lumped in the
swastika with the Star
of David while discussing
Pep
Guardiola’s
yellow-ribbon protest.
I think they should be
applauded for pushing
comedic boundaries into
areas previously believed
to be beyond satire.
SWEET
MOUSIC
WHEN I bang on about
the magnificence of
Spurs midfielder Mousa
Dembele, I’m told I
sound like a music snob
who
loved
that
successful mainstream
band before they’d got
signed to a major label.
And it’s true. Like all
the cool kids down at
Craven Cottage, I knew
Dembele was a genius
before you did.
Tonight,
against
Juventus, I expect the
Belgian to go platinum.
But we were there when
he first performed that
one where he turns and
ghosts
past
three
opponents
like
they
weren’t even there.
And his early material
is still his best.
2GM
EXCLUSIVE
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
55
CRISIS TALK
KLUIVERT
IVERT ROAR Time to get
OXFORD
battling
FOR
U’s poised to go Dutch
By ALAN NIXON
OXFORD are in talks with
Dutch
legend
Patrick
of Louis van Gaal’s coachKluivert about becoming ing staff when Holland
their manager.
finished third at the 2014
New chairman Sumrith
Thanakarnjanasuth hopes to
tie up a deal this week.
The League One outfit
have been without a boss
since sacking Spaniard Pep
Clotet in January.
Kluivert, 41, had a topdrawer playing career at
Ajax, Barcelona and AC
Milan — plus a season at
Newcastle in 2004-05.
The hitman (right) was
capped 79 times for Holland
and banged in 40 goals
for his country.
But a coaching career that
included spells with AZ
Alkmaar, Brisbane Roar and
the Curacao national team
has brought mixed success.
His last job was director
of football at Paris SaintGermain — which ended in
June 2017 after less than a
year. Kluivert was also part
World Cup in Brazil.
Now Thanakarnjanasuth is
Kluivert
will
convinced
his
expertise
and
bring
glamour to the U’s.
and
Former
England
Arsenal
defender
Sol
Campbell hit out recently
after being turned down by
Oxford — incredibly saying
they were afraid to appoint
“one of the greatest minds
in football”.
United have also been
speaking to David Unsworth,
Craig Bellamy and Alan
Stubbs about the vacancy.
However, Kluivert is now
their first choice.
And while there is a split
about the idea within the
Oxford camp, head honcho
and
Thai
businessman
Thanakarnjanasuth is close
to getting his way over the
appointment.
SOUTHGATE . . . chance
From Back Page
Italy four days later. And
he is seriously thinking
about giving Murray a
chance because his
striker options are so
limited.
Southgate, who says
he only picks players
in form, will make a
final decision after
this weekend’s games.
Murray
heads
to
Everton on Saturday
eighth in the Prem scoring charts, level with
Chelsea’s
attacking
superstar Eden Hazard.
Incredibly,
he
has
scored the same number
of league goals as squad
members Tammy Abraham,
Marcus
Rashford
and
Danny Welbeck combined.
Former
Carlisle
and
Rochdale hitman Murray
was on target again in
Sunday’s 2-1 win against
Arsenal — but his lack of
pace is a major concern.
concern
At one point against the
Gunners he was five yards
clear of the defence but
chose to turn back instead
of having a foot race.
race
In 2010, former Bolton
striker Kevin Davies, aged
33, became the oldest
England debutant since
Arsenal’s Leslie Compton
in 1950, who was 38.
WELBECK RALLY CALL
By JON WEST
DANNY WELBECK has
Arsenal
teamtold
Europa
League
first-leg
mates it is time they clash at AC
Milan.
started showing some
He said: “We know the
fight — on the pitch.
fans are hurting and every-
The Gunners are in crisis
after four straight defeats
pushed
manager
Arsene
Wenger closer to the brink.
SunSport
revealed
how
Gunners stars are stabbing
each other in the back in a
vicious blame game.
But England striker Welbeck, 27, insisted: “You have
to be united in these situations. You need strength —
and division is weakness.
“We have to stay together
and stand up and fight,
that’s what we have to do.
“As professionals, we know
the results haven’t been
good enough — we should be
doing a lot better.”
Welbeck (left) vowed to
give the fans some longawaited joy in tomorrow’s
one involved with the club
is hurting and we feel that
disappointment. It’s something we want to put right.
“It has been a difficult
period but going into the
next match we want to
make it a positive result.”
Meanwhile,
ex-Gunners
star Lee Dixon has slammed
Wenger for buying duds,
including
£34.85million
defender Shkodran Mustafi.
He claimed former Valencia boss Gary Neville told
him
the
Spanish
club
“couldn’t give him away”.
Dixon told the Arsenal
Supporters’
Trust
AGM:
“The recent players Wenger
has brought in are not good
enough. Six of the starting
XI aren’t good enough.”
56 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM
FORMER GUNNER MISFIRING
Riddle of why
Jose can’t
get a tune
out of Sanchez
SANCHEZ’S PER GAME
SEASON
SEASON
MAN UNITED THIS
Without STATS IN PL THIS
s)
comp
(all
For
With
Sanchez
For
Man Utd
35 Arsenal
5
Games
19
2.0
2.6
Total shots
3.6
0.7
1.2
Shots on target
69% 1.4
0.20
Goals
0.37
SANCHEZ’S LOST POSSESSION 0.53 Goals and assists 0.20
1.4
IN PL THIS SEASON
Chances created
2.7
Newcastle (MU) 36
Feb 11
(PL matches played in brackets)
Huddersfield (MU) 36
Feb 3
THE highest number of
34
Man Utd (A)
Dec 2
times possession
33
has been lost by a
C Palace (MU)
Mar 5
player in a single
Southampton (A) 32
Dec 10
Prem game this season was Riyad1-1
30
in Leicester’s
(A)
e
times
39
–
Palac
z
C
Mahre
28
Dec
Sanchez
8
1.6
0.8
63%
Games
Ave goals for
Ave goals against
Win rate
39
(A)=Arsenal (MU)=Man Utd
home draw against Stoke in February.
BLIND ALLEY
ZAHA HOPE
By PHIL THOMAS
EXCLUSIVE by CHARLIE WYETT
DALEY BLIND is being priced out of a move
back to Ajax — unless the Dutch giants can be
tempted to part with teen ace Justin Kluivert.
Manchester United have triggered the
12-month option in Blind’s contract to avoid
losing the left-back on a free this summer.
Blind, 27, cost £14million from Ajax four
years ago and United want to recoup that.
Ajax would love to take the Holland star
back but the asking price plus his near
£100,000 weekly wages have made it difficult.
It could rest on United convincing Ajax to
take Blind as part of a deal for winger KluiBLIND . . . wanted
vert, 18, the son of Dutch legend Patrick.
WILFRIED ZAHA hopes to be back for
Crystal Palace on Saturday week.
The Eagles star, 25, has been out for a
month with a knee injury and is back
training again.
The trip to Chelsea on Saturday evening
may come too early for the club’s key man
but he could face Huddersfield on March 17.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson, whose team lost
3-2 to Manchester United on Monday, desperately needs the lively forward back.
Incredibly, Palace have lost all nine league
games when Zaha has been absent this term
— scoring just three times and conceding 21.
NO SWEET
MUSIC YET
. . . Sanchez
is struggling
By NEIL CUSTIS
ALEXIS SANCHEZ was the
subject of an elaborate video
of him playing the piano when
he joined Manchester United.
Yet there has been something
decidedly off-key about his career
at Old Trafford so far. The bum
notes he hit at Selhurst Park on
Monday night had people wincing.
He may earn the big bucks but
what United need right now from
Sanchez is a big performance.
That, or Jose Mourinho needs to
make a big call. And you would
not blame him for doing just that
this Saturday and putting the
Chilean superstar on the bench.
You cannot have underperforming
players in any Premier League
game and certainly not if you’re
hosting Liverpool at Old Trafford.
While Sanchez, 29, stayed on at
Selhurst Park, it was others who
had come on who got United out of
trouble, most notably Juan Mata.
Sanchez started on the left but
was then played more centrally, yet
did not penetrate the opposition.
He had three touches of the ball
in the Palace box, less than half
his season’s average of seven.
While the riddle about where best
to play him is Mourinho’s to solve,
the
manager
cannot
affect
a
player’s control of the ball once he
has sent him over that white line.
Sanchez lost it 33 times at Palace.
That was not even his worst — he
coughed up the ball 36 times in the
2-0 home win over Huddersfield
and the 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.
Nobody else in the team does
that. It is this wastefulness that so
enraged his Arsenal team-mates at
times — particularly as he demands
the ball so often.
He is not happy if he does not get
it either. He was very vocal with
young Scott McTominay on Monday
when he did not pass to him.
While
injury
ruled
Anthony
Martial out of Monday, his form has
certainly not been the same since
the Chilean arrived. He scored three
in four games before Sanchez came
but has not struck since.
Jesse Lingard, too, has had to
make way of late so Sanchez can
be accommodated — yet here is a
player who always affects a game.
Lingard is the club’s second-top
scorer behind Romelu Lukaku and
showed his worth again in the win
over Chelsea last weekend.
Then, he came on to head the
winner — his 13th goal this term.
Boss Mourinho was at great pains
when he signed Sanchez to emphasise he can play anywhere across
the front. He was at his very best
for Arsenal as the main striker.
But he will not be dislodging
Lukaku, who
got goal No 23
on Monday.
And
right now,
on form, if you
were going
with three behind Lukaku you
would go Mata right, Lingard middle and Martial left.
If
Mourinho
goes
for
three
midfielders in a 4-3-3, you would
have Mata or Lingard right of
Lukaku and Martial left.
Part of Sanchez’s problem is he did
not arrive in good form. He had got
in a rut and is still trying to get out
of it. At Palace he was dropping
deeper and deeper. But he is not
going to hurt anyone 40 yards out.
Yes, Sanchez can point to his
chipped through ball to Mata as a
contributory factor in the build-up
to Nemanja Matic’s stunning winner.
But he needs to do an awful lot
more if he wants to stay in this
United team. As it stands, Kop boss
Jurgen Klopp will be delighted if
he is in it come Saturday . . .
FERGIE TIMES
By JORDAN DAVIES
ZAHA . . . back
CHRIS SMALLING admitted to having Fergie
flashbacks
during
Manchester
United’s
dramatic comeback at Selhurst Park.
Jose Mourinho’s men came from 2-0 down to
break Crystal Palace hearts — with Nemanja
Matic firing home a winner in stoppage time.
Smalling, 28, hailed his side’s fighting spirit.
And when asked if it reminded him of the glory
days with Sir Alex, he replied: “Yeah it did.”
The United defender added: “There have not
been many games where we’ve come back —
but you can see how close we are as a group
that everyone celebrated together, and how
SMALLING . . . fight
much it means to us. That was a huge win.”
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
1GM
CHAMPS
LEAGUE: LAST 16
SORE
From Back Page
apologised. My first impression
was he didn’t understand
exactly what the ribbon means.
“He made a comment that
was far away from what it
means. Maybe now he will
realise what it means.”
Guardiola wears the ribbon
in support of a group of jailed
Catalan politicians.
He added: “It’s not about
independence — it’s about
four people in jail when they
did nothing to be in jail for.
“I think with his comments
DELPH ’N SAFETY . . . Delph was sent
he didn’t understand the realfor this lunge against Wigan and (left)off
ity of the situation. I’m pretty
sure now he will know it.”
Zinchenko flies into Victor Moses
Guardiola accepted an FA
charge for breaching kit
regulations earlier this week
and is due a hearing.
And he said: “I accept
the decision because I
have to — but that
doesn’t mean I agree.”
Guardiola plans to
wear the ribbon for
tonight’s
Champions
League
second
leg
against Basel as Uefa
7.45pm, BT SPORT 3
have
no
rule
against
it.
2nd Leg, AGG 4-0
MAN CITY
v BASEL
DEADLY
ZINS
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
PEP GUARDIOLA is warning
his Manchester City players
they must cut out the redmist moments if they are
to become kings of Europe.
Referees chief Mike Riley
visited the Etihad yesterday to
discuss City’s concerns about
some of the tackles against
Pep’s men this season.
Yet, in recent weeks, City
stars — most notably Oleksandr
Zinchenko and Fabian Delph —
have had their own brushes
with match officials.
Delph saw red for a fullblooded
challenge
in
last
month’s FA Cup defeat to Wigan.
Guardiola admits Zinchenko’s
wild tackle on Victor Moses in
Sunday’s 1-0 win over Chelsea
could have been a sending-off.
And the City chief, who twice
won the Champions League as
Barcelona boss, said: “If what
happened in Wigan happens in
the Champions League — the
red card for Delph on 44
minutes — you don’t win the
Champions League.
“Or with the action from
Zinchenko on Victor Moses — it
could be yellow, could be red.
“If it is red you are out of the
Champions League. Sometimes
it’s not about how you play.
“The Champions League is
different. It’s so important to be
focused and concentrated.”
City have had problems with
red cards in this competition
before — most notably involving
his old side Barca.
In two last-16 defeats
against the Catalans, City
have had three sent off as
they lost all four legs.
Pep’s side take a 4-0
lead into tonight’s Etihad
second leg against Basel.
But he still reckons
Barcelona are more
likely to win the
We can’t afford to make
wild tackles, warns Pep
competition this year due to
their history.
Guardiola, who notched his
first City trophy with last
month’s League Cup win, said:
“That team has dominated for
the last decade — and have 15
or 20 years with different
managers and players.
“We just won the first title. To
join this kind of team you have
to be there a long time.
“They won a lot in the past.
We are new. We won one title
— so it is not comparing. It is
not good for us to compare.”
Yet City should have the
Premier League wrapped
up in April and will be
able to focus on Europe.
Pep (left) added: “We are
almost in the Champions
League quarter-finals and
we are almost champions
of the Premier League.
“But we are not
in the quarter-finals and we are
not champions, that is why we
have to be calm.
“That is the best advice I can
give to my players.
“The Champions League is a
dream for the team to be there.
“It would be the second time
in our history in the quarters.
On Wednesday we start from
zero. But have to be focused.”
Guardiola was not at yesterday’s Etihad meeting as ref
chief Riley spoke to City bosses
including director of football
Txiki Begiristain.
Pep said: “I will speak with
Txiki and maybe he will tell
me how the meeting went.
“When I spoke about tackles
it was not just about our players — it was about football.”
Tweet @SunMartinB
MAN CITY: Ederson, Danilo, Stones, Kompany,
Delph, Gundogan, Toure, B Silva, D Silva, Sane, Jesus.
BASEL: Vaclik, Lang, Lacroix, Suchy, Riveros, Petretta,
Zuffi, Serey Die, Stocker, Elyounoussi, Oberlin.
57
RUSSIA 2018
COUNTDOWN
99
DAYS TO GO
IT was after 99
minutes of the 1990
semi-final
between
England and West
Germany that Paul
Gascoigne (below) got
the booking which
would rule him out of
the next game.
Remember
Gary
Lineker’s
famous
mime — “Have a
word with him” — to
boss Bobby Robson?
England went on to
lose on penalties to
the Germans and,
without Gazza, lost
the third-placed game
2-1 against Italy.
58 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1GM RM
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
BUFFON . . . warning
Buff not
sitting on
defence
By CARL LONG
GIANLUIGI BUFFON says
Juve will make Tottenham
pay if they try to attack.
Spurs are favourites to
get to the quarter-finals
of the Champions League
following a 2-2 draw in
the first leg last month.
Juventus keeper Buffon,
40, said: “They like to
attack,
they
can
be
physical, they are good
technically. But their style
allows the opposition a
few chances.
“It will be an uphill
battle, but sometimes you
can get caught out going
downhill so we’re up
for the challenge.”
Juventus were in
control of the tie in
Turin as Gonzalo
Higuain scored twice
early on.
But Harry Kane pulled a
goal back before Christian
Eriksen’s free-kick made it
advantage Spurs ahead of
tonight’s home leg.
Former Italy No 1 Buffon
admitted: “Kane has been
absolutely
outstanding
over the last 18 months,
physically in great shape
and that gives you a huge
amount of belief.
“Now he is able to do
things he never thought
he could do. At the
moment he’s among the
top two or three strikers
in the world.
“Tottenham quite clearly
have a lot of great attributes. They have a tried
and trusted style of play.”
Juve have contested two
of the past three finals
but face bowing out early.
Forward Higuain has
been passed fit after
missing the last two
matches with an ankle
problem, but strike pal
Mario Mandzukic is out
with a thigh injury.
Coach
Massimiliano
Allegri said: “Higuain has
trained with the team. It’s
such a huge game you are
going to want to play even
if not in tip-top condition.
“We are going to have
to be a lot better technically. For us it’s like a final
because if we don’t get a
result we will be out.”
KANE TO
SCORE A
HEADER
7/1
TOTTENHAM
JUVEE GGOT
OT
lPoch’s boys feel they belong here
POCHETTINO . . . in buoyant mood
By NEIL
ASHTON
CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER
THEY talk and play like they
belong at this level.
Tottenham,
feeding
off
the
adrenalin and the excitement,
are
steeling
themselves
for
another
special
Champions
League night.
These players, steered by Mauricio
Pochettino’s expertise, are among the
biggest noises in European football
right now.
That must feel pretty good.
They are thriving on it, with this
stylish and vibrant side capturing the
imagination ahead of this second leg
against Juventus.
The mood around the place is
buoyant, with pulses racing as they
prepare for the challenge of facing the
Old Lady of Turin under the Arch.
It all feels so new still, so exciting,
so intoxicating and yet Mauricio
Pochettino’s men are just 90 minutes
away from a quarter-final berth.
Then, who knows?
Results help. Marmalising defending
champions Real Madrid at Wembley
in the group, drawing with them at
the Bernabeu and coming back from
2-0 down in Turin to draw 2-2 have
all added to the narrative.
Tottenham are falling for this
competition.
Pochettino admitted: “For me, this
competition is the most important
after the World Cup, so of course the
atmosphere has been different.
“People are focused, but a little bit
more excited because straight away
you realise that the competition is not
the same.
“Everyone understands that the
Champions League is the most important trophy after the World Cup.
“If I am honest, even the Champions League music is special.”
Tottenham are in tune at the
moment, one of the form teams as the
minutes tick by until kick-off at
Wembley.
They were 2-0 down inside nine
crazy minutes in Turin, with Gonzalo
YELLOW MELLOW . . .
a relaxed Tottenham train
yesterday ahead of their
massive second-leg tie
Higuain scoring twice for Massimiliano
Allegri’s
side
in
a
dizzying
opening spell.
Tottenham
recovered,
hitting
a
purple patch when Harry Kane and
Christian Eriksen dragged them back
into a spellbinding first leg in Italy.
It added to their allure, with the
Tottenham brand getting more kudos
after that stirring fightback against
the Serie A champions.
Everybody wants to be around
Tottenham these days.
They play some of the best football
in the business, with Heung-Min Son,
Dele Alli and Eriksen encouraged to
play the game with smiles on their
faces by their progressive young
manager.
These
are
special
times
at
Tottenham.
Poch, 46, added: “After the group
stage, which was a fantastic group, we
built a good reputation and improved
our reputation in Europe.
“Last season was a massive disap-
pointment because we were out in the
first stage.
“But with victories against Real
Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, and
winning the group, people in Europe
started to respect Tottenham more.
“We respect our football, our philosophy. We try to develop good football,
the football that we love and the
football that we feel.
“We have to respect the brand of
football we play and I think people in
Europe respect us.”
They certainly do.
Tottenham show no fear, trampling
over some of the biggest reputations
in the sport during that memorable
first leg inside the Allianz Stadium.
Spurs scored twice against that
famous Juve defence, a rock-solid
barrier that had not conceded a goal
in seven games.
Since Eriksen’s 71st-minute equaliser, they have kept three successive
clean sheets against Torino, Atalanta
and Lazio. Higuain, with his two goals
in the first leg, is the obvious threat,
but they cannot ignore the slaloming
runs that Paulo Dybala starts from
deep. This is one hell of a tie still.
Pochettino added: “We are going to
compete, and at the same time try to
enjoy, because it’s a game to enjoy.
“It’s fantastic to be here. We need to
think we can win and then what
happens will be a consequence of our
performance.
“If we are capable of performing in
the way that we are normally used to
doing, I’m sure we will be close to a
win and advancing to the next stage.
“We are facing one of the best
teams in history. At the end of the
season we will see and assess the
season, but the confidence and the
maturity is there.
“We are in good form and we are
going to try and achieve big things if
we continue to play like this.”
With talk like that, anything is
possible.
Tweet @neilashton_
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
1GM RM
v JUVENTUS
(2-2 AFTER FIRST LEG) 7.45pm, BTS2
THE LOVE
lBoss: Our style has earned respect
DANGERMAN: PAULO DYBALA
European account. Dybala (right)
likes to play as a No 10 and as
well as having a deadly left foot,
he is a dangerous dribbler who
comes alive when playing his way
out of tight spaces.
While not quite at full fitness, he is the man Tottenham
will look to keep quiet.
THE player they call The Jewel is
back from a hamstring injury
after missing the first leg.
Argentine Dybala, 24, scored
Juventus’
last-minute
winner
against Lazio on Saturday in his
first start for two months.
He has 15 goals in Serie A this
season but is yet to open his
Tottenham v Juventus
Davies
Vertonghen
Lloris
Trippier
Sanchez
Dembele
Dier
Dele
Son
D Costa
Kane
Khedira
Higuain
Eriksen
Pjanic
Dybala
LIKELY
LINE-UPS
7
Matuidi
Chiellini
ASTORI . . . tribute
Buffon
TOTTENHAM striker Harry Kane (7) could
become the first English player to score
eight goals in a single Champions League
campaign — surpassing Steven Gerrard (7
for Liverpool in 2008-09).
6
DEFENCE
THE KEY
LAST season’s beaten
finalists have not lost
since November — a 20game streak.
Since
that
3-2
defeat
against
Sampdoria,
their
defence
De Sciglio
has shipped
just three goals
—
and
Spurs
scored two of them
last month in Turin.
In the past three weeks,
the two-time European
Cup winners have won all
three of their games 1-0
and are one point behind
Serie A leaders Napoli
with a game in hand.
Boss
Massimiliano
Allegri has lifted three
straight titles with the
Old Lady.
Before Juve, he spent
3½ years at AC Milan,
winning the Serie A
crown in 2011.
BE HEROES
MAUR’S GRIEF
By NEIL ASHTON
pain with all the people in
Italy and Florence and I send
all my energy to his family.”
Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris
said: “It’s not only Italian
football, it’s the world of
football that is affected.
“All our thoughts go to the
family and friends of Astori.”
Tottenham and Juve will
observe a minute’s silence
before tonight’s second leg.
Fiorentina
and
Cagliari
have retired the shirt number
13, in memory of their former
player, who died of a heart
attack on Saturday.
Benatia
Alex Sandro
SPURS have been successful in their previous
six Euro two-legged KO ties after drawing
the first leg away. This includes the 1983-84
UEFA Cup final, when they beat Anderlecht
on pens after drawing both legs 1-1.
MAURICIO POCHETTINO has
paid tribute to Davide Astori
following
the
Fiorentina
defender’s tragic death at 31.
The Tottenham chief said:
“I want to send all my condolences to Davide Astori and
all the people that love him.
It’s a massive tragedy.
“I met him five years ago
because it was my idea to
sign him when I was at
Southampton.
“I had lunch with him for
three hours and he was a
great kid, great person, great
professional, great player.
“We are devastated to hear
the news and we share the
59
From Back Page
LLORIS . . . show
big sides. Every chance you
have, you need to try to go
as far as possible.
“We are a brave team and
positive people. We need to
think that we can win — we
always think in this way.
“I am living today and
trying to achieve what we
want this season. To win
one title would be fantastic.
“We have showed in the
last few seasons we can be
competitive. Now we need
to be strong.
“The faith, the belief is so
important if we are to be a
club which wants to compete
with different tools instead
of doing it with money. We
are going to face one of the
best teams in the world.
“We need to feel free. If we
do that and enjoy the game
we will perform at our best
and have the chance to win.”
Juve made the final in two
of the last three seasons.
But skipper Hugo Lloris
urged Spurs players to put
on a show in front of
another sell-out crowd.
The French No 1 said: “It
is a great moment to show
the real face of Tottenham —
a chance to show the quality
and strength we have here.”
CARVALHAL . . . revival
Carlos is
perfect fit
By TONY LITTLE
CARLOS CARVALHAL and
his tailor are something of
a dream team.
Swansea’s
Portuguese
manager is dreaming of
keeping the Welsh side in
the Premier League.
And after Swans’ fifthround FA Cup replay win
over Sheffield Wednesday,
he showed the press an
inscription in his jacket
which read ‘Manager Carlos Carvalhal had a dream’.
Carvalhal said: “I buy
my clothes in one shop in
my home city of Braga.
“The guy there offered
me some shoes on my
birthday and had put ‘Carlos had a dream’ on them.
“I bought a suit from
him and inside he had put
‘Manager, Carlos Carvalhal. Carlos had a dream’.
“He did it himself. I did
not request it.”
When he replaced Paul
Clement
in
December,
Swans were rock bottom.
Since then, a Carvalhalinspired revival means the
4-1 win over West Ham on
Saturday was enough to
lift Swans to 13th.
And Carvalhal said: “The
dream is to be happy day
by day. To stay in the
Premier League is the
challenge, not the dream.”
Iron-clad
finances
WEST HAM banked a
record £43million profit
from their first season at
the London Stadium.
But chief exec Karren
Brady, who led the 2016
move from Upton Park,
said: “The club would
have made a similar profit
had it remained at the old
stadium.”
That was because TV
revenue went up and the
Hammers cashed in on
star player Dimitri Payet.
The Irons are currently
in a relegation scrap, while
fans have been protesting.
Atsu: Go
for three
CHRISTIAN ATSU has told
Newcastle
team-mates
that draws are not good
enough to beat the drop.
Toon host relegation
rivals Southampton on
Saturday, having played
out stalemates in three of
their last four home
league games.
But winger Atsu, 26,
said: “We aren’t losing a
lot of games but we need
to start winning.
“So we need to now
focus on getting three
points and not sharing
them with other teams.”
60 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Sun
thesun.co.uk/sport
Sport
LIVERPOOL....0
FC PORTO........0
(Liverpool win 5-0 on aggregate)
BIG HUG . . .
boss Klopp
with Salah
Champions
League and EFL
action - inside
Britain’s No1
pullout
1GM
GLENN’S ROAR
GARETH SOUTHGATE is
considering a sensational
England
call-up
for
veteran Glenn Murray.
The Brighton striker
(right), 34, has caught
the eye with 11 Premier
League goals this season.
GLENN’S SORE
PEP GUARDIOLA believes
Martin Glenn did not
know what he was talking
about when he criticised
his yellow ribbon.
The FA chief apologised for comparing
the symbol and
By CHARLIE WYETT
Three Lions boss Southgate names his squad
next Thursday for the
friendlies with Holland
on March 23 and
Turn to Page 55
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
the Star of David to a
swastika. But Manchester
City boss Pep (left) feels
he missed the point of it.
He said: “Mr Glenn
Turn to Page 57
TOTTENHAM v JUVENTUS
Poch:
Live
the
dream
By NEIL ASHTON
MAURICIO POCHETTINO
says Harry Kane ‘n Co
must dream big and
believe they can win the
Champions League.
PARIS SG..........1
R MADRID.......2
(Real win 5-2 on aggregate)
Tottenham can start by
knocking out Juventus at
Wembley tonight to reach
the quarter-finals.
Spurs go into their second
leg level at 2-2 after coming
back from 2-0 down in Turin.
And boss Poch roared: “I
am a dreamer.
“The players would be
heroes because they will
have competed with these
HARRY’S GAME . . .
Kane is revved up
for Spurs Euro bid
Turn to Page 59
BIG CRIS . . .
Ronaldo hit
Real opener
y(7HA3A7*MQSTNT( |||+=!"'
BOSS CALL TO HIS HEROES
© 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.
INSIDE:
ALL LAST
NIGHT’S
EFL ACTION
No1
Wednesday,
March 7, 2018
in association with
FANTASY GAME
...CHECK YOUR
PLAYERS’ SCORES
REACH FOR THE STARS . . .
Mane helps Liverpool move
into the quarter-finals
Reds
march
on...
..and
Ron
CRIS ’N
CO KO
PARIS
KLOPP: WE’RE BACK
WHERE WE BELONG
Liverpool...............................0 Porto...............................0
LIVERPOOL WIN 5-0 ON AGG
By CHARLIE WYETT
JURGEN KLOPP saw Liverpool
march into the Champions
another English side as all FIVE
League last eight and declared: clubs could make the next stage.
We’re back where we belong.
Boss Klopp said: “It is about
The Reds are in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2009,
when they lost to Chelsea.
And they could end up facing
time we showed up again. I think
we belong there, it should not be
a big surprise. Who do we play
Turn to Page 3
PUNCHING HIS
WEIGHT . . . Ronaldo
enjoys opening goal
PSG..................1
Real Madrid 2
Real Madrid win 5-2 on aggregate
SEE PAGES 4 AND 5
2 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2GG
GOALS Champions League last-16,
SUNSPORT has teamed up with our
friends at Carabao Energy Drink to
offer one Chelsea fan the chance to
win a pair of tickets for Saturday’s
game against Crystal Palace at
Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are currently in the
second year of a global partnership
with Carabao, the South-East Asian
energy drinks firm.
Established in Thailand
15 years ago and newly
launched in the UK, it is
the club’s official trainingwear partner.
Carabao is a premium,
great-tasting drink that gives people
an energy boost to achieve their
everyday goals.
It comes in four varieties —
original, original sugar free, green
apple and green apple sugar free.
To be in with a chance of winning,
simply answer the following question:
Who is Chelsea’s top Premier
League scorer this season?
Email sportsquiz-sm@thesun.co.uk with your answer
and contact details by
10am tomorrow. The winner
will be contacted by Friday.
l The Sun competition T&C’s apply.
PORT SHORT . . . Maxi Pereira
tussles with Jordan Henderson
WE’RE
Klopp’s boys play it
By CHARLIE WYETT
FOR the first time in their
history,
Liverpool
used
a knockout Champions
League game as a warm-up
for a fixture against the
club they detest the most.
Not that you could blame
them whatsoever.
As we have seen this season,
Liverpool’s results in Europe
have been anything but conventional and at times spectacular —
with this exception.
For the time being, all eyes
will be on Saturday’s trip to
Manchester United before the
quarter-final draw in Nyon six
days later.
And then, the club’s fans can
start dreaming again.
This contest was never going to
be anything but meaningless and
Liverpool........0
FC Porto........0
LIVERPOOL WIN 5-0 ON AGG
dull. Jurgen Klopp made five
changes from the side which
beat Newcastle 2-0, including
dropping Mo Salah to the bench.
Porto also made ten changes
from their 5-0 humiliation last
month as they also eyed the
league situation back home in
Portugal.
For Klopp, the most important
thing was to get through this
game without any injuries before
their trip to Old Trafford —
which, on current form, the Reds
will fancy winning.
Equally, as James Milner mentioned before the game, there is
a growing belief that Liverpool
can somehow win the Champions
League.
They appear to have used
some of the spirit of 2005 to
stick two fingers up at everyone
who thought they would struggle
in Europe this season.
Klopp’s men are now through
to the quarter-finals for the first
time since 2009, when they lost
to Chelsea.
In the last 16 of that year, they
saw off Real Madrid who had
Iker Casillas in goal.
Last
night,
the
Spaniard
enjoyed a quiet night in what is
likely to be his last ever Champions League game. But with two
minutes remaining, in front of
the Kop, he delivered a fine save
to deny Danny Ings.
In a hopeless and tedious first
half, even referee Felix Zwayer
looked bored. That is probably
the reason why he did not play a
single second of added time. If
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
2GG
second leg 14
in association with
LIVERPOOL remain unbeaten at home
in Europe for the 14th successive
game (W9 D5) — including all 11 under
current manager Jurgen Klopp.
4
REDS are the fourth English side
to reach the CL quarter-finals at
least six times, after Man Utd
(13), Chelsea (9) and Arsenal (6).
REDS
MATCH STATS
LIVERPOOL
FLY GUY . . . Mane goes aerial
but his effort hit the post
PORTO
65%..............Possession..............35%
5/6........Shots on/off target ........1/6
1................Blocked shots ................3
1.....................Corners.....................3
11 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 13
1/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........2/0
From Page 1
next? I don’t mind, to be
honest. I don’t care.
“We take it how it comes.
We don’t wish for anybody.
We play whoever we get.
“There are five English
teams in and at one point
we will play them, so we will
see when it comes.”
Liverpool were home and
dry after their 5-0 thumping
of Porto last month.
Klopp added: “It was
strange to prepare for the
game. It didn’t feel perfect
to be honest but a few minutes after the game, I knew
it was a perfect result.
“The boys had a fantastic
attitude and worked hard.
“I think it’s pretty rare to
have a game like this in the
knockout stage but we did a
wonderful job at Porto so
had to be serious here.”
Anfield skipper Jordan
Henderson echoed his boss’
views on their possible
quarter-final opponents.
The England midfielder,
27, said: “It doesn’t matter.
They’re all good teams, all
big teams.
“Whoever you get, you’ve
got to go and try to win so
it doesn’t matter to us, we’ll
be ready.
“We’re a great bunch of
lads and there’s great
togetherness.
“Everyone works as hard
as they can. I thought he
attitude was great considering we were 5-0 up. It’s a
little different but the
attitude was first class.”
REDDY FOR U
safe as they prepare to take on big rivals
Zwayer had been given a choice,
he would probably have been
happy not to even bother coming out for the second half at
Anfield.
The famous old ground has
hosted some thrilling nights in
this competition, although this
was certainly not one of them.
It was like a training-ground
game which, in many respects, it
was. But both coaches were still
shouting at their players to move
the ball quicker
Liverpool’s first effort was an
acrobatic but wayward shot from
Sadio Mane, after an overlap
and decent cross from Joe
Gomez, who should be in Gareth Southgate’s England squad
next Thursday.
Mane, chasing a sixth goal in
four games, then looked certain
to hit the back of the net with a
more clear-cut chance.
But his well-struck effort hit
the post, before Dejan Lovren
flicked a header over the bar.
Liverpool keeper Loris Karius,
who has now established himself
as Klopp’s No 1 despite some
troubling spells, had been a
spectator with the Portuguese
visitors offering nothing.
At the start of the second half,
he finally had a save — the first
shot on target — as he pushed
away Majeed Waris’ effort.
Porto’s only other chance came
near the end but Oliver Torres’
effort was blocked by Lovren.
In one of only a few Liverpool
attacks, Roberto Firmino found
himself in space but Porto skipper Felipe made a block as he
slid along the surface on his
backside.
You would have expected Firmino to score but considering
the season he is enjoying, the
Brazilian is allowed an off day.
Starting only his third game of
the season was Adam Lallana
who, hardly surprisingly, looked
pretty rusty.
Over these next few weeks
and months, he will still have a
big part to play both for Klopp
and Southgate.
Last
season,
Lallana
was
Southgate’s
best
performing
player but, on this evidence, he
is only operating at about 70 per
cent in terms of sharpness.
Klopp admitted he rushed the
winger back too soon earlier this
season after three months out
with a thigh problem.
The German will not be
making the same mistake again
and you would expect Lallana to
return to the bench for the
lunchtime trip to United.
With 17 minutes remaining,
there was a double standing
ovation as Mane left the pitch to
be replaced by Salah.
The Egyptian was given a
runout in a bid to score for the
eighth game running.
He had one shot but Casillas
was equal to it — meaning a
rare blank alongside the Premier
League’s signing of last summer.
So, goal No 33 of the season
did not come for Salah but
Liverpool fans will not care less.
They will all be hoping he
reaches that total — and maybe
beyond — in three days’ time at
the home of United.
You would certainly not bet
against it.
Tweet @CharlieWyett
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
LIVERPOOL: Karius 6, Gomez 7, Matip 7, Lovren 7,
Moreno 7, Henderson 7, Milner 7, Can 6 (Klavan 80,
6), Lallana 6, Firmino 6 (Ings 62, 6), Mane 6 (Salah
74, 6). Subs not used: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold,
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Van Dijk. Booked: Henderson.
PORTO: Casillas 7, Pereira 7, Costa 6, STAR MAN
FELIPE 7, Waris 6 (Ricardo 68, 6), Corona 6, Reyes
7, Torres 6, Dalot 7, Andre 6 (Oliveira 62, 6), Aboubakar 6 (Paciencia 80, 6). Subs not used: Sa, Brahimi,
Otavio, Mata. Booked: Andre, Dalot.
(Ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
GRIPPING . . . Lallana in the thick of the action
3
4 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2GG
GOALS Champions League last-16,, sec
VIEW TO
A DILL
ANDREW DILLON
SAINT SNUB
STEVEN
DAVIS
is
injured
but
the
Southampton
skipper
turned up to watch his
struggling team-mates
last Saturday against
Stoke.
And cue a cringeworthy moment when
a security guard at St
Mary’s
Stadium
stopped
the
most
senior player at the
club
not
once
but
twice to demand to see
his wristband to gain
entry to a lounge.
Modest ‘Davo’ is not
one to kick up a fuss.
But
luckily,
another
official with a deeper
knowledge
of
the
Saints first team was
on hand to resolve the
stand-off
and
spare
any further embarrassment.
Even so, rather that
than put poor Davis
through the humiliation
of being out on the
pitch last weekend to
feature in one of the
most boring 0-0 draws
in many, many
years.
FOOTBALL is a game of two halves
— unless you’re drinking Zico Beer
P
when it could be two bottles.
The Brazil legend has put his name to
a new craft beer and one hopes it
tastes like he played, a subtle blend
that suits the more discerning palate.
But drink responsibly to avoid a hangover, otherwise known as the Zico virus.
On the Mendy?
BE RUUD
UUD
Red-hot Ron equals Van Nistelro
elro
By JORDAN DAVIES
CRISTIANO RONALDO was on
cloud nine last night, writing
himself into the Champions
League record books again.
The Real Madrid legend became
the second man to score in nine
successive games in European
football’s elite competition.
He drew level with former Madrid
and Manchester United hitman Ruud
van Nisterlrooy (right), as the defending champions destroyed PSG’s hopes
of overturning a 3-1 first-leg deficit.
Uefa may as well carve Ronaldo’s
name into the trophy while they are
at it — such is the continued brilliance
of this footballing Benjamin Button.
You would not put it past him
lifting it for the third successive time
Paris Saint-Germain ........1
Real Madrid .......................2
Real Madrid win 5-2 on aggregate
with Los Blancos in Kiev come May,
something which PSG’s Qatari owners
can only dream of.
Paris midfield star Adrien Rabiot
admitted: “Our fans got behind us, I
apologize to them.
“We tried but couldn’t do it. Maybe
tonight Madrid weren’t so good but it’s
also because we played very well.”
Ronaldo’s tie-destroying header after
51 minutes was his 117th European
strike — and was his 20th Champions
League header.
And all that after struggling to get a
good night’s sleep. Yes, the PSG Ultras
did all they could to upset the
Portuguese superstar, 33, and his
Madrid team-mates. Fifty devoted Parisians staged an extremely premature
bonfire night celebration at 1am yesterday morning outside the Real hotel.
Flares and firecrackers lit the streets
of Paris to give Zinedine Zidane and
his players the night from hell.
Even the stadium was ablaze with
flares before kick-off in an attempt to
win it before a ball was kicked.
But the only person on fire was, as
ever, Ronaldo.
Ultras president Romain Mabille had
warned Los Blancos of their warm
welcome, admitting earlier this week:
“We want Real to know what it means
to come to Paris.”
The intention was to rid Ronaldo
and Co of their beauty sleep, handing
PSG a place in the quarter-finals, —
and ultimately saving the job of
under-pressure boss Unai Emery.
But they appeared to forget that
THE plot thickens on ‘Mendygate’ at Man City.
Last week the defender chastised his employers
on social media for attributing quotes to him saying he could be back from injury in four weeks.
Benjamin added he is taking things slowly and
people should not put words in his mouth. Yet on
Monday, the club again put out pictures of the
left-back saying he is well on the road to fitness.
So who’s telling porky pies? Let’s be kind to
Mendy and say maybe memory loss is a sideeffect of a serious cruciate-ligament injury.
Friend ’n foe
HOW is this for bravery as Millwall
fan Jamie Pearce ran a half marathon
at the weekend wearing the kit of
hated rivals West Ham.
His heroics raised funds for a little
girl who has captured everyone’s hearts
at the two East London clubs.
The Den season-ticket holder promised
to do the daring deed if he could raise
£500 towards the costs of treatment for
three-year-old Hammers fan Isla Caton,
who has neuroblastoma and underwent
brain surgery yesterday.
Pearce (below) will do the same in
next month’s London Marathon to raise
more cash and awareness of Isla’s fight.
Perhaps the ‘unique’ top will help him
set a new sub-30 minutes marathon
record — after being chased by Millwall
AND West Ham fans through the streets
of the East End on April 22.
STILL EDIN FOR DEFEAT . . .
PSG’s Uruguayan star Cavani
briefly pulls French side level
ROUGE NOT TO . . . Paris
fans let off barrage of flares
PARIS MEET THEIR
MATCH . . . Ronaldo
puts Madrid in front
with booming header
Ronaldo is nott h
something he
e ca
on yesterday’ss p
be in another
er te
The French
h gia
a game thatt
show-stopper
pper to
Real side lookin
kin
A second succe
cce
League exit forr E
end for him, whi
hi
losing sleep
eep ov
comeback
k last se
And
without
ut
£198million strik
rik
fluffed their
eir lin
on the big stage
ge
2GG
cond leg 39
in association with
CRISTIANO RONALDO has scored
39 opening goals in the CL — at
least ten more than any other
player (Lionel Messi 29).
Championship
Neil has
a nifty 50
D NOT
NO TO
rooy
roo record on route to quarters
human.
h
Sleep to him is
an do
d when retires —
performance
perf
that could
y
en years
yet.
ant lacked a spark in
ants
needed
n
a sparkling
take
t
advantage of a
ng seriously
seri
weary.
essive
ess
early Champions
Emery
Em
surely spells the
il he is probably still
ile
ver
v
that Barcelona
eason.
easo
t
their
t
injured
ker
k
Neymar, PSG
n
nes
again
e. At a
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
ground they had not won at in their
last three visits, Madrid were lethargic
and sloppy in a poor first half.
But despite the free run Kylian
Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Edison
Cavani had of Madrid’s penalty box
for 45 minutes, they spurned chance
after chance.
Mbappe was twice put in behind
Marcelo but his selfish attempts from
a tight angle left Cavani fuming.
Imagine what a fit Neymar
could have done.
Madrid were clinging on as
they hurried down the tunnel at
half-time — probably hoping to
catch a few Z’s before the
second half.
The cat-nap looked to have
done the trick, as Zidane’s
players emerged perkier,
with Ronaldo buzzing.
And
they
broke
through as Marco Asensio’s sweet
reverse pass found Lucas Vazquez on
the left, who picked out Big Ron to
boom home a header.
And Real could have probably finished the game half–asleep after Marco
Verratti got himself sent off, booked
first then red-carded for backchat.
Even Cavani’s bundled goal from
Javier Pastore’s header with 19 minutes
remaining could not inspire PSG.
Then with ten left, Vazquez found
Casemiro, whose effort came off
Marquinhos and looped over scrambling Paris keeper Alphonse Areola.
Madrid may be off the pace in La
Liga but Zidane can sleep easy tonight
knowing Ronaldo is ready to fire them
to yet more European glory.
Zidane said: “This is a tough ground
to come to, the atmosphere
is fantastic but we deserved
to get through.”
By IAN GORDON
Hull....................1
NEIL HARRIS’ Lions
Millwall............2
kept in the hunt for
promotion,
taking game unbeaten to keep
just 50 SECONDS to the top six in sight.
rip into the Tigers.
Lions
boss
Harris
Midfielder
George
Saville calmly slotted
home after Lee Gregory’s
superb
flicked
back-heel pass.
Jake Cooper’s header
from Ben Marshall’s
corner
doubled
the
lead on 33 minutes.
Abel Hernandez got
one back for Hull with
11 minutes left.
But Millwall saw out
a fifth straight away
win and tenth league
said: “You don’t get a
much better start to a
game than we did. The
goal was real quality.
“We managed to see
the game out quite
comfortably.”
Tigers
chief
Nigel
Adkins has won just
three of 15 since he
took charge at Hull.
He said: “That first
half was way beyond
the worst performance
since I’ve been here.”
SAVILLE SERVICE . . . George puts Lions up
Farke this
for a lark
SLIDE BOYS . . .
Ronaldo celebrates
goal with Carvajal
By TONY RUSHMER
Norwich..........0
DANIEL FARKE saw his
bore-draw specialists N Forest..........0
grind out a fifth
my centre-back Timm
straight stalemate.
Klose has scored two
And Norwich’s dismal home run of just
three wins in 16 games
is frustrating the fans.
In fact Farke’s team
were lucky to get away
with a point as Forest
striker Ben Brereton
wasted three chances.
Farke axed Portuguese
international
striker Nelson Oliveira
for the match and
said: “I was not happy
with him this week.
“In the last 13 games
he had one goal. Even
MATCH STATS
PSG
GET ’RID . . .
Casemiro joy
after clincher
REAL MADRID
50%..............Possession..............50%
3/2.......Shots on/off target .......6/10
3................Blocked shots ................6
7.....................Corners.....................8
10 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 11
1/1 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........2/0
ON THE BALL
. . . Hernandez
has control
times in this period.
“It’s up to Nelson to
show me in training
that he wants to work
in a better way.”
Forest
boss
Aitor
Karanka backed Brereton after his misses.
He said: “When you
have a player like Ben
upfront, 18 years old,
it’s going to happen.
“Ben has enormous
potential.
You
can’t
demand
the
same
things from him as a
player who is 25 or 30.”
5
6 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2GG
GOALS Championship
PATERSON . . . opener
Callum
is a real
cool guy
Cardiff.................2
Barnsley..............1
By VIC HOLLY
CARDIFF took another
giant leap towards the top
flight thanks to goals
from Callum Paterson and
Marko Grujic.
The Bluebirds are now
just three points behind
leaders Wolves.
For a side who looked
out of contention at
Christmas, it has been a
dramatic turnaround.
It is now five straight
wins and only one goal
conceded in 450 minutes
of football.
Cardiff’s Kadeem Harris
ran riot on the flank and
it was his cross that
created the opener.
Kenneth Zohore failed to
get a shot away but
Paterson
pounced
to
break the deadlock.
A
minute
into
the
second half Grujic struck
a beauty from 20 yards to
double the lead.
The
visitors
gave
themselves some hope on
the hour when Oliver
McBurnie tucked away a
cross from Andy Yiadom.
Kieffer Moore was also
denied by a block from
Sol Bamba.
Sub Nathaniel MendezLaing struck the Barnsley
post in stoppage time.
But
Warnock
was
delighted to hear the final
whistle after Tykes sub
Tom Bradshaw went close
from six yards in the
dying moments.
Warnock
said:
“We
missed
some
easy
chances that my missus
could have put in.
“But I have a great
bunch of lads and I can’t
fault their effort.
“It’s
another
three
points and we move on.
“I think Wolves will be
quietly confident and Villa
too. But we will tick along
quietly.”
Warnock was unhappy
with Moore’s late challenge on goalkeeper Neil
Etheridge.
He
said:
“It’s
a
disgrace. How he has not
been sent off I don’t
know.”
Barnsley manager Jose
Morais said: “We should
have had a penalty early
on at 0-0.
“However, I am not too
disappointed
because
Cardiff are very strong.
“We had some good
chances and are heading
in the right direction.”
44
SINCE the start of last season,
only Chesterfield (47) have lost
more league matches in the top
four tiers than Sunderland (44).
Lew beaut
HE GRABS ’EM BY THE THROAT
By COLIN YOUNG
Sunderland.............0
THE striker who bottled Aston VIlla................3
Sunderland’s
relegation
fight heaped more misery of the night was heading
on Chris Coleman and his Villa’s opener from Albert
Adomah’s 34th-minute cross.
troubled club.
Lewis Grabban scored 12
goals in the Black Cats’ pitiful
Championship campaign before
refusing to extend his loan
spell in January.
Instead, he quit Bournemouth to join Steve Bruce at
Aston Villa.
Grabban’s every touch was
even booed in the warm-up
by home fans — not that there
were many touches nor home
fans, for that matter.
But his biggest contribution
Coleman’s former Wales regular James Chester was left
unmarked to head home a
Robert Snodgrass corner for
No 2 on the stroke of half-time.
Sunderland managed a weak
Billy Jones effort and Ashley
Fletcher fluffed his one clear
chance with a dreadful touch.
Fletcher’s second-half substitution was cheered by the
few home fans in the 26,081
crowd who had not already
headed for home. The rock-
bottom
Wearsiders
rallied
after the break, as Callum
McManaman and Joel Asoro
both forced saves from Villa
keeper Sam Johnstone.
But the visitors struck again
with a comedy own goal.
Conor Hourihane’s 66th-minute
cross hit keeper Steele’s heels
and rolled in off Bryan Oviedo.
Bruce, who spent 2½ years
as Sunderland boss, admitted:
“I take no happiness in seeing
the way it is here.
“The light at the end of the
tunnel for Sunderland supporters is that we have been
through something similar at
Aston Villa. No matter how
great the club is, if you don’t
do it properly, it escalates.
“The direction has to come
from the top. And if Chris
can’t do it, no one can do it.”
Boss Coleman refused to
chuck in the towel despite a
four-point gap between Sunderland and safety.
He said: “I thought we had
reached a turning point but we
keep digging holes for ourselves. Teams around us keep
losing and that is the only light
at the end of the tunnel.
“The saving grace is the
next game is away from home
because we can’t perform and
handle it here.
“I made my choice to come
here. Like the players and
fans, I am having sleepless
nights and it is brutal at the
moment — but I maintain there
is a chance for us.”
MATCH STATS
SUNDERLAND
ASTON VILLA
50%........Possession........50%
4/3 .. Shots on/off target .. 5/3
2 .......... Blocked shots .......... 4
3................Corners................8
10.......Fouls conceded.......11
2/0.....Yellow/red cards .....1/0
TREASURE CHEST . . .
James Chester’s effort
puts Villa 2-0 ahead
IT’S LUONGO WAY TO GO
By JOHN DILLON
MASSIMO LUONGO bagged a
dramatic late leveller as Derby’s
promotion bid faltered again.
WEIMANN . . . Derby opener
It looked like Rams striker
Andreas Weimann had seized their
first win in six games when he
fired them in front against the run
of play on 38 minutes.
But Aussie midfielder Luongo
spared the Londoners from a third
straight defeat when he headed
home from close range following
Luke Freeman’s free-kick just
three minutes from time.
Derby boss Gary Rowett said:
“It’s a sickening blow. We dealt
with their pressure and were on
for a scrappy win. But it’s no good
QPR....................................1
Derby.................................1
doing the job for just 86 minutes
of the game.”
Derby are in fifth place and
clinging on to a play-off spot.
Austrian Weimann darted into
the box to score his fifth goal of
the season from a tight angle after
a powerful run by Kasey Palmer
set him up.
But it had been Rangers who
made all the early running — with
Matt Smith hitting the bar from
the edge of the box on just six
minutes at Loftus Road.
County had managed just one
half-chance in the opening spell
when David Nugent got clear but
shot well wide in the 11th minute.
But they made Rangers pay as
Palmer’s
excellent
run
put
Weimann clear to score.
Visiting keeper Scott Carson had
to be smart in the 70th minute to
halt a 30-yard drive from Rangers
sub Ebere Eze.
And he was quick again to block
a
dangerous
snap-shot
from
Freeman three minutes later.
Rangers could have claimed all
three points after Luongo’s equaliser but Joel Lynch shot straight at
Carson after powering through.
QPR boss Ian Holloway said:
“When the crowd see you trying
like that, they will stick with you.
“We were brave. All you can do
is keep going.”
BAMFORD . . . winner
Monk’s
already
praying
Birmingham.....0
Middlesbro........1
By GRAHAM HILL
PATRICK BAMFORD struck
again to wreck his old boss
Garry Monk’s big night.
Bamford’s winner ruined
Monk’s first game in
charge of Birmingham —
after he replaced the axed
Steve Cotterill on Sunday.
But Monk, 39 yesterday,
rejected claims he wanted
revenge on Boro, who
sacked him in December.
He said: “I’m not here
to talk about Boro.
“I didn’t focus on them
at all, it’s been a manic
process over the last day
and a half and I was only
thinking of Birmingham.
“We didn’t deserve to
lose the game.”
Bamford — who also
scored a hat-trick in
Friday’s 3-0 win over Leeds
— took centre stage again.
He inflicted Brum’s sixth
successive defeat to leave
them in the bottom three.
Bamford
made
little
impact under Monk at the
Riverside, scoring just one
league goal. Now he has
seven in four games.
And it was a group of
players
outcast
under
Monk who made Boro’s
breakthrough five minutes
before the break.
Adama Traore’s cross
was met by Ryan Shotton
and Bamford netted after
a scramble.
Boro boss Tony Pulis
insisted Monk’s presence
was no motivation.
He said: “I hope not,
they’re playing for me now
— we’re delighted for
Bamford, forwards want
goals and he’s real quality.”
CHAMPIONSHIP
P W D L F A Pts
Wolves.........34 22 7 5 59 28 73
Cardiff.........35 21 7 7 52 28 70
Aston Villa...35
Fulham.........36
Derby...........36
Middlesbro..36
19
18
16
17
9
11
13
7
7
7
7
12
56
62
55
50
32
38
34
34
66
65
61
58
Bristol City..36
Preston........36
Sheff Utd.....35
Brentford....35
Millwall........36
Ipswich........35
Leeds ........... 35
Norwich.......35
Nottm For ... 36
QPR...............35
Sheff Wed...36
Reading .......35
Bolton..........36
Hull...............35
Barnsley ...... 35
15
14
17
14
13
15
14
12
13
10
8
8
8
7
7
12
15
4
11
13
6
7
12
5
10
13
11
11
12
11
9
7
14
10
10
14
14
11
18
15
15
16
17
16
17
53
45
49
52
43
47
47
34
43
39
38
40
31
46
35
42
35
43
41
37
44
46
37
54
52
50
49
55
53
50
57
57
55
53
52
51
49
48
44
40
37
35
35
33
32
Birmingham 36 8 6 22 23 54 30
Burton Alb...35 7 8 20 26 62 29
Sunderland . 36 5 13 18 38 65 28
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ...............
2GG
7
in association with
1
STEVE BRUCE has lost one of his
last 16 games against Sunderland (W11 D4) — a 2-0 defeat as
Wigan manager in Feb 2008.
Fulham.............................3
Sheffield Utd..................0
By TOM BARCLAY
SLAVISA
JOKANOVIC
is
backing Aleksandar Mitrovic
to get even better after he
tore Sheffield United apart.
29
FULHAM have won 29 points in
2018 (P11 W9 D2 L0), four
more than any other Championship side.
1
CHRIS WILDER’S Sheffield United
have kept just one clean sheet
in 18 away Championship games
this season.
CALL HIM
MIT2VIC!
The Newcastle loanee’s two goals
took his tally to five in four games
before Tom Cairney’s fine secondhalf finish into the corner settled it.
It took Fulham to NINE straight
home wins — and boss Jokanovic
was left raving about Mitrovic.
He said: “He is a quality player.
He’s started well with us and he is
a proper striker, the one we have
been looking for for a long period.
“He made the difference. And we
expect he can be better still.”
He added: “We are fourth in the
Championship,
we
play
with confidence, we know
we can beat all the teams.
“We need to be mentally
SHEFF UTD
strong and push hard for FULHAM
the next step.”
....... 36%
ion.
sess
.Pos
.......
Fulham won November’s 64%
.. 2/3
7/6 .. Shots on/off target ...2
reverse of this fixture 5-4.
.......
ts
sho
United would have gone 4 ..........Blocked
........3
top of the table if they had 4................Corners........
won that match but five 11.......Fouls conceded.......13
4/0
s.....
card
wins in 18 games since has 1/0.....Yellow/red
seen them fade away.
The visitors could have
taken an early lead, though, were it
not for Billy Sharp heading over.
From then on it was the Mitrovic
show as the beast from the North
East bullied the Blades’ backline.
And it was no surprise to see
him break the deadlock, steering
Ryan Fredericks’ low cross in off the
bar at the near post on 31 minutes.
The Serb celebrated by flexing his
muscles like the Incredible Hulk.
It was 2-0 with a minute of the
first half to play as Mitrovic slid
Stefan Johansen’s through ball in
with his studs.
It was a super-human finish, one
that was again followed by his
Incredible Hulk celebration.
And Mitrovic, 23, could have had
a first-half hat-trick but fired Ryan
Sessegnon’s cut-back inches over in
stoppage time.
His display calls into question
Newcastle chief Rafa Benitez’s decision to farm him out on deadline
day, given the Toon’s goal woes.
Keeper Marcus Bettinelli played
his part, too, brilliantly denying
John Fleck’s 22-yard drive and then
Clayton Donaldson from close range.
After another one-sided win,
Fulham fans were left believing the
five-point gap to second-placed
Cardiff is within their grasp,
especially with Mitrovic looking
unstoppable.
Blades boss Chris Wilder admitted: “We were well beaten. We
have to learn and be better — but
there’s no disgrace getting beat by
a side bang in form.
“Mitrovic shouldn’t be in this
division. He’s too good.
“Thankfully we won’t be playing
against him for the next 11 games.”
Alek proves point to Rafa
MATCH STATS
IT’S SMART
ALEK . . .
Mitrovic jumps
for joy after his
Fulham opener
Preston.............................2
SEAN MAGUIRE’S sensational
return to fitness and form is Bristol City.......................1
firing Preston towards their
something to hang on to. We
promotion dream.
showed inexperience towards the
The Irish hotshot came off the
bench
for
the
second
game
running and proved the hero with
a marvellous solo goal.
Maguire took the ball from halfway soon after Bristol City had
equalised, kept his cool and drove
low past Frank Fielding for a
wonderful 69th-minute strike — his
third in two cameo appearances.
Preston boss Alex Neil said:
“Sean did what he does. It was
great pace and quality. We needed
that shot in the arm. It gave us
end. It’s no wonder I’ve got no
hair — but we are delighted.”
To add to Robins manager Lee
Johnson’s misery, giant Aden Flint
was sent off in injury-time after
referee Geoff Eltringham spotted
an off-the-ball elbow in the face
of Greg Cunningham.
Flint will now miss a chunk of
games with a ban as Bristol’s topsix bid hits trouble while Preston
come on strong.
Robins coach Dean Holden said:
“Somebody ruffled Aden’s hair and
By GARETH DAVIES
MO BARROW’S goal was a
rare moment of class as
his Reading and Bolton
cancelled each other out.
Both sides were desperate for points to keep
clear of the drop zone.
Jaap Stam admitted he
was forced to play ugly.
The Royals boss said:
“It wasn’t my type of
football when you’re
fighting
for
long
balls — but with the
situation we’re in we
had to do it.”
But Barrow lit up
the game to put the
hosts ahead 32 minutes in.
Chris Martin set the
winger on a scorching run
and he unleashed a low
shot past Ben Alnwick.
It was a sickener for
Reading..............1
Bolton..................1
former
Reading
hero
Adam Le Fondre (below),
who wasted two chances
for the Trotters.
But he made up for it
by netting the equaliser
on the stroke of half-time,
scrambling in from
close range.
Barrow tumbled in
the box after the
break but penalty
calls went unheeded.
Bolton boss Phil
Parkinson, a former
Reading player, said: “Our
message to the lads was
to keep going and they
got their reward.
“Any point away from
home is welcome.”
Smith’s blast
for Brew crew
Burton..................0 Brentford..................2
BRENTFORD boss Dean Smith accused Burton
defenders Kyle McFadzean and Tom Naylor of trying to
get his striker Neal Maupay sent off.
Smith withdrew Maupay at half-time after he had been
booked for dissent then clashed with Brewers skipper
McFadzean (below) but escaped a second yellow.
As it turned out, Smith had the last laugh as
McFadzean’s own goal on the hour put the
skids under relegation-threatened Burton.
Smith said: “It looked like their two
centre-halves, McFadzean and Naylor, were
trying to get Neil sent off. They were like
a tag team after he’d been cautioned.”
Brewers boss Nigel Clough hit back and
said: “Should Maupay have been sent off?
What he said to the ref was a sendingoff offence that he got booked for!”
Burton’s winless run at the Pirelli now stretches
back 14 games since they beat Fulham in September.
But for play-off chasing Bees it was a third win in
four games as McFadzean deflected Ollie Watkins’
effort past Stephen Bywater, then Watkins sealed it
with his 11th goal of the season on 80 minutes.
Waghorn at
the double
SEAN IS MAG-NIFICENT
By ALAN NIXON
Class strike is
rare Moment
he reacted. Their keeper Declan
Rudd was the pantomime villain
and made sure everyone knew
about it.”
Preston took the lead with a
stunning chip from Alan Browne —
with the midfielder pouncing on a
clearance from Hordur Magnusson
in the 20th minute.
Browne spotted Fielding was off
his line and delicately lobbed him
from 30 yards.
But Bristol grabbed a goal out of
nothing when Famina Diedhiou
flashed in a header from Bobby
Reid’s cross in the 67th minute.
Jamie Paterson missed a great
chance of a second equaliser after
Maguire’s winner — and Rudd
made an outstanding point-blank
save from Reid in a nervous finale.
BROWNE . . . opened scoring
By MICHAEL MORGAN
MARTYN WAGHORN ended
his agonising 15-game
goal
drought
with
a
double to keep Ipswich’s
faint play-off hopes alive.
The
striker
(below)
struck after 51 and 83
minutes to take his season’s tally to 12 and pile
more pressure on Owls
boss Jos Luhukay.
In contrast, Ipswich
chief
Mick
McCarthy was all
smiles
after
his
ninth game unbeaten
as a manager at
Hillsborough.
He said: “It would
appear that I like coming
here — and I thoroughly
enjoyed this visit.
“It’s a win we deserved.
I still think it leaves us
Sheffield Wed...1
Ipswich...............2
with too much to do, but
you never know.”
The deadlock was broken by Waghorn from
close range before sub
Lucas Joao equalised for
the Owls after the break.
But Waghorn then
curled in a free-kick
from the right-hand
side of the box to
secure victory.
Struggling Wednesday have now lost
five games on the
trot for the first time in
six years. And Luhukay
admitted: “My players did
not have the belief and
confidence to get something out of the game.”
8 ............... Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2GG
GOALS L1, L2 and EFL Trophy
ROCH ’N ROLL
Jim lifts Dale off bottom
By JEFF TAPLIN
Walsall......................0
Walsall
0
JIM McNULTY will hope
his ’collector’s item’ goal Rochdale.................3
gives Rochdale a chance
was at Barnsley when we
of the great escape.
lost 5-3 to Cardiff in 2011.”
McNulty
last
scored
a
league goal for Barnsley just
over six years ago — under
the same manager!
And Dale chief Keith Hill
said: “I’m pleased for Jimmy,
he should score more. The
last time he scored for me
The central defender outjumped
a
static
Walsall
defence like a natural-born
striker to head in a corner.
Skipper
Ian
Henderson
slotted in a second in the
72nd minute before Dale
keeper
Josh
Lillis
saved
Erhun Oztumer’s penalty —
after Ryan Delaney fouled
Amadou Bakayoko.
And sub Mihai Dobre —
making his debut on loan
from Bournemouth — sealed
the win by firing in three
minutes from time.
Walsall fans called for boss
Jon Whitney to go. And he
said: “Fans have a right to
criticise when you lose 3-0 at
home. I don’t think we had it
in the tank — it’ll be different on Saturday.”
in association with
Newport..3 Forest Green..3
LEE COLLINS grabbed a late goal to
give Forest Green a dramatic draw.
Rovers took an early lead when
Dan Butler tapped into his own net
— only for the Newport man to
equalise himself three minutes later.
A brace of goals by Paul Hayes,
with one in reply from Gavin Gunning, gave County a half-time lead.
Then Collins popped up with a
shot eight minutes from time.
Exiles chief Michael Flynn said:
“You score three goals and you
expect to win a football match.”
Rovers boss Mark Cooper added:
“We trained hard this week but our
defence went missing on the night.”
Accrington...1 Morecambe...0
BILLY KEE’S 21st goal of a prolific
season moved Stanley to within
one point of league leaders Luton –
who they face on Saturday.
The Accrington striker stroked
home a penalty in the second minute of added time in the first half
after Morecambe defender Dean
Winnard felled Kayden Jackson.
It was Stanley’s seventh successive home win but manager John
Coleman said: “There is still a
quarter of the season to go and
nothing is given out in March.”
Shrimps did threaten but boss
Jim Bentley said: “I am bitterly
disappointed. The better team won.
We are not taking our chances.”
LEAGUE ONE
P W D L F A
Blackburn......36 21 10 5 67 35 Pts
Shrewsbury ..34 20 8 6 45 26 73
68
Wigan ............ 32 20 7 5 59 20
Rotherham ... 34 19 5 10 58 39 67
62
Scunthorpe...36 15 12 9 51 41
Plymouth ......35 15 8 12 43 42 57
53
Charlton........33 14 9 10 43 41
Peterboro ..... 34 13 11 10 53 44 51
50
Bradford ....... 34 15 5 14 48 51
Bristol R.........35 15 4 16 50 52 50
Portsmouth..35 15 4 16 42 44 49
Gillingham.....35 11 13 11 39 39 49
Walsall ...........36 11 11 14 47 52 46
Southend ...... 34 12 8 14 42 54 44
Doncaster ..... 35 10 12 13 43 44 44
Oxford Utd....34 11 9 14 49 51 42
Blackpool ...... 34 10 12 12 42 44 42
Oldham ..........34 10 9 15 48 58 42
AFC Wim’don.35 10 8 17 34 46 39
Northampton35 10 8 17 34 56 38
38
Fleetwood ....34 10 7 17 45 56
MK Dons.........35 7 11 17 32 48 37
Rochdale ....... 31 6 11 14 32 41 32
Bury ...............34 7 8 19 28 50 29
29
Mansfield........1 Lincoln........1
OLLIE PALMER spoiled Mansfield
boss David Flitcroft’s first game in
charge with a last-minute equaliser.
The Stags took the lead on 49
minutes through Joel Byrom’s header.
But sub Palmer turned in a
flick-on by Matt Rhead from close
range to deny his old team.
Flitcroft said: “I am disappointed
I’ve not to be able to give the fans
the home win I really wanted to.”
Imps boss Danny Cowling added:
“We certainly deserved the late goal.”
Lincoln’s Luke Waterfall was sent
off in injury-time for throwing a
plastic bottle, with Stags’ Rhys Bennett following for a second booking.
Cheltenham....1 Notts Co....1
PRECIOUS MOMENT . . .
McNulty beams after
scoring a very rare goal
Shrews have
Mor to come
CARLTON MORRIS’ bullet header
broke Yeovil hearts and sent
Shrewsbury marching to Wembley.
The on-loan Norwich striker, 22,
latched on to a corner for his ninth
this term to settle a gritty Checkatrade Trophy semi-final.
Shrews will take on League Two
Lincoln in the final on April 8.
The hosts dominated the first
half but the League Two Glovers
defended heroically.
But Morris eventually broke the
deadlock after 63 minutes, attacking a Shaun Whalley corner and
heading in from six yards to seal
victory.
Shrews
keeper
Dean
Shrewsbury....................1
Yeovil................................0
Henderson denied Otis Khan a
dramatic last-minute equaliser.
Shrews boss Paul Hurst said:
“There’s no doubt there were some
scary moments and Yeovil definitely
played their part.
“I said to our press officers that
I would take this club to Wembley
this season.
“I think they looked at me a bit
strangely but we’ve done that and
when it does come around we will
be hoping to win the trophy.”
JOE MORRELL struck just after the
hour to hit County’s promotion bid.
Kevin Nolan’s side had taken the
lead just before half-time when Jon
Stead set up Terry Hawkridge.
County could have already been
ahead but the ref waved away penalty appeals in the 17th minute when
Stead was caught by Scott Flinders.
Nolan raged: “It’s a clear penalty
and red card. It’s a massive decision and they must get them right.”
The equaliser arrived on 67 minutes when Morrell’s 25-yard shot
was deflected past Adam Collin.
Robins boss Gary Johnson said:
“We showed more intent after the
break but kept our football going.”
LEAGUE TWO
P W D
Luton .....................35 20 9
Accrington............35 21 5
Notts County........36 17 11
L F A
6 75 35
9 59 38
8 57 37
Pts
69
68
62
Wycombe..............35
Mansfield ..............35
Exeter....................33
Swindon ................35
18 8 9 67
16 13 6 54
18 4 11 44
18 3 14 55
51
36
37
51
62
61
58
57
Coventry ...............34
Lincoln City...........35
Carlisle...................36
Crawley Tn............35
Colchester.............35
Newport County .. 35
Cambridge Utd.....36
Stevenage.............35
Cheltenham..........36
Yeovil.....................34
Forest Green.........35
Crewe .................... 35
Grimsby.................36
Morecambe...........34
Port Vale ............... 34
16
14
15
15
13
12
13
11
10
10
10
11
9
8
9
28
38
45
43
41
46
46
51
53
55
59
57
53
45
49
54
54
54
51
50
49
49
42
41
38
37
36
36
35
35
Chesterfield..........34
Barnet ................... 35
8
7
6 20 35 61
8 20 33 52
30
29
6
12
9
6
11
13
10
9
11
8
7
3
9
11
8
12
9
12
14
11
10
13
15
15
16
18
21
18
15
17
38
47
52
41
45
44
36
46
49
46
42
41
30
34
37
Документ
Категория
Журналы и газеты
Просмотров
55
Размер файла
34 894 Кб
Теги
The Sun, newspaper
1/--страниц
Пожаловаться на содержимое документа