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THE
7
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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DON’T LET THEM
3 EAT CAKE
BRITS could be banned from
taking birthday cakes to work
under
new
guidance
from
nanny-state health chiefs — with
celery a possible replacement.
SEE PAGE 9
SPURS...1 JUVENTUS...2
(JUVENTUS win 4-3 on aggregate)
JUVE
LOST
PLOT,
TOTT
SEE SUNSPORT
NEW SPY HIT OUTRAGE
lHero cop poisoned
helping Russian pair
lAll 3 left in coma
after toxin attack
Protection . . .
cops wear gas
masks at scene
PADDY
POWER
TV host’s date with wife
NERVE
AGENT
HORROR
By TOM WELLS and
TOM NEWTON DUNN
THE attack on a Russian
double agent and his
daughter was the first
nerve agent assassination
attempt made on British
soil, it is thought.
Last night a cop contaminated by the toxin as
he rushed to aid the
stricken pair was — like
them — in a coma.
As police continued to
probe the Salisbury scene
where Sergei Skripal, 66,
and
daughter
Yulia fell ill,
chiefs yesterday
confirmed that
Continued on P2
Target . . . sick
Sergei Skripal
SEE
PAGE
21
2 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
2GM
MP C-word hell
THE SNP’s Mhairi Black used the
C-word five times to MPs yesterday to detail her web abuse hell.
The MP, right, debating making
misogyny a hate crime, said it
was among several slurs she got.
She said: “It’s because I’m a
woman.” Tory Jacob ReesMogg called her “brave”.
EU SINK TAX IN
US TRADE WAR
BRUSSELS
escalated
a
trade war with the US
yesterday
by
revealing
imports it plans to tax.
Orange
juice,
whisky,
peanut butter and sinks
are among goods worth
nearly £3billion in trade a
year facing levies. It came
Jezplainer gaffe
THERESA May accused Jeremy
Corbyn of “mansplaining” in the
Commons yesterday over International Women’s Day.
The Labour leader, left, had
told her what the day was for
and she replied with the humiliating putdown during Prime
Minister’s Questions.
after
President
Donald
Trump repeated his plan
to slap a 25 per cent tariff
on steel imports and ten
per cent on aluminium to
protect US manufacturers.
Trade
minister
Greg
Hands blasted Mr Trump’s
stance as “unhelpful”.
GOOD HEALTH INEQUALITY
Y
BOTTOM FIVE: MEN
BOTTOM FIVE: WOMEN
Middlehaven,
Middlesbrough
Daneshouse with
Stoneyholme,
Burnley
Manningham,
Bradford
Pen-y-waun,
Rhondda
Cynon Taf
Bettws,
Bridgend
48.5
49
Middlesbrough
97
72
Top:
Carlisle
Bottom:
Wrexham
By SHAUN WOOLLER
Men born in Bloomfield, in
Blackpool, between 2009 and
2013 have a healthy life expectancy of 47.1 years.
But those from Knightsbridge and
Belgravia, in West London, the figure is 79.1 — 32 years longer.
For women born in Middlehaven,
in Middlesbrough, it is 47.6 years.
That is 35 shorter than the 83
enjoyed by women in the Surrey
AGE: YEARS
47.3
Bettws,
Bridgend
Pen-y-waun,
Rhondda
Cynon Taf
48.1
83
79.8
79.1
Warfield
Harvest Ride,
Bracknell, Berks
Godalming
Holloway, Surrey
Chesham Bois
& Weedon Hill,
Chiltern, Bucks
North Oxford
79
78.5
Wonersh,
Surrey
villages of Blackheath and Wonersh.
The Office for National Statistics
identified the huge inequality after
analysing data from the 2011 census.
Experts say differences in incomes
and lifestyles — such as diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption — are likely to blame.
Dr Wanda Wyporska, from The
Equality Trust, said: “Our extreme
EDINBURGH
7
NEWCASTLE
LEEDS
LIVERPOOL
MANCHESTER
7
NORWICH
BIRMINGHAM
CARDIFF
9
77.3
MEN
77.2
76.5
Knightsbridge
inequality and lack of a decent
income is costing people their health.
“It’s a national disgrace that if you
are poor and live in an area where
there’s disadvantage, that you could
face years of poor health.
“But if you are born rich in an
affluent area, then you’re more likely
to have a longer and healthier life.”
Campbell Robb, from charity the
SUJIKO
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7
BRISTOL
8
7
9
LONDON
SOUTHAMPTON
TODAY: A cold start, with frost and
icy patches for northern England,
Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Patchy snow in the Midlands and
wintry showers in western
Scotland. Sunshine with light
showers in the South.
TONIGHT: A chilly night, clear for
many but with patchy cloud
keeping the temperature above
freezing in places.
OUTLOOK: A bright start to the
day tomorrow but cloud will move
in from the South, with rain by
evening. Showers in Scotland.
Windy and overcast on Saturday,
with persistent rain in most parts.
THU 5˚
Blackpool
OVERALL
LIFE EXPECTANCY
79.1
Blackpool fellas enjoy
30yrs less good health
5
GLASGOW
AGE: YEARS
76.2
47.1
48.2
TOP FIVE: MEN
Knightsbridge
and Belgravia,
Westminster
ABERDEEN
6 PLYMOUTH
47.2
Middlehaven,
Middlesbrough
YEARS OF GOOD HEALTH BY AREA
TOP FIVE: WOMEN
Blackheath
and Wonersh,
Surrey
Newnham,
Cambridge
Chesham Bois
& Weedon Hill,
Chiltern, Bucks
Wisborough
Green,
Chichester
Chalfont St
Giles,
Chiltern, Bucks
PEOPLE in some poorer
parts of Britain can expect
to live in good health for
three decades less, official
figures show.
DUBLIN
Rhyl West,
Denbighshire
48.9
WOMEN
7
AGE: YEARS
47.6
48.4
OVERALL
LIFE EXPECTANCY
BELFAST
Bloomfield,
Blackpool
AGE: YEARS
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68
Top: Bracknell
Forest, Berks
Bottom:
Blackpool
Joseph Rowntree Foundation, said:
“Everyone should have the same
opportunity to enjoy a healthy life,
regardless of their income or where
they are from.
“Yet people from poorer areas are
seeing years being taken from their
lives because of poor health. This is
simply unacceptable.
“We know living on low income
means being more likely to experience poor health. These figures
should act as wake-up call. We need
action to loosen poverty’s grip on
the health of our nation.”
The longest overall life expectancy
is 97.2 years for women born in Great
Corby and Geltsdale, in Carlisle, and
90.3 years for men in Warfield, in
Bracknell, Berks.
shaun.wooller@thesun.co.uk
PUZZLES: PAGE 47
PC IN FIGHT
FOR LIFE —
PAGES 4 & 5
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CLARIFICATIONS
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SAT 7˚
Continued from Page One
Scotland
Yard
had
launched
a
major
attempted murder probe.
Met Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, the
UK’s top anti-terror cop,
said government scientists
had identified the substance involved, but declined to give more details.
Sources said the “very
rare” substance could
only have been produced
by one of a handful of
government labs worldwide — one near Moscow.
Its use massively reinforces fears of a statesponsored Kremlin hit
against Skripal, who was
jailed by Russia in 2006
for selling secrets to MI6.
Last night a chemical
weapons expert said sarin
was the most likely poison
used in the assassination
bid. Russia has furiously
denied any involvement.
West Country-based Skripal and Yulia, 33 — said
to be visiting from Moscow — were also in comas last night after being
“targeted specifically”.
Meanwhile royal sources
confirmed there were “no
plans” for Prince William
or his brother Harry to
attend
this
summer’s
World Cup in Russia.
Senior Tory Tom Tugendhat urged PM Theresa
May to hit back at Kremlin boss Vladimir Putin by
cracking down on his oligarch pals in London.
And a top general
warned
Russian
cyber
squads could cripple Britain by turning off power.
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Today’s
birthdays
BROADCASTER GYLES
BRANDRETH, 70, left,
and singers GARY
NUMAN, 60, right, TOM
CHAPLIN, 39, and GAZ
COOMBES, 42.
l Last night’s Health
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21, 26, 29. Bonus: 31.
Last night’s Lotto
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55, 57. Bonus: 29.
1GM
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
REF’S HOWLER
R
YOU
WATT?
What’s
your
name?
Watt!
Baffled . . Sanchez
gets red-carded
Right,
you’re
off!
Picture: JAMES MACARI/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED/CONYOUR BY GETTY IMAGES
Red card for name mix-up
FOOTBALLER Sanchez Watt
was shown a red card — for
telling the referee his name.
The
winger
booked
of play
27-year-old
ex-Arsenal
was called across to be
after kicking the ball out
in a non-league match.
He gave his name three times
when asked, but the official thought
he
was
disrespectfully
asking
“What?” and sent him off for dissent.
The baffled player then marched
off the pitch before his team captain
sprinted over to explain. The ref
eventually replaced the red card with
a yellow and let Sanchez back on.
The mix-up came as Sanchez, who
also played for Leeds United and
Sheffield Wednesday, turned out for
Hemel Hempstead in their National
By ROB PATTINSON
League South fixture against East
Thurrock. He had already scored to
help the home side build a winning
2-0 lead when the incident occurred.
Sanchez, who lives in East London
and is on loan from Billericay Town,
said: “The ref asked my name, so I
said ‘Watt’. I began to walk away, but
he asked me again, so I told him.
“He thought I was taking the mickey and when he asked me my name
a third time and I said ‘Watt’, he
produced a red card. I was stunned.
“When the captain explained, the
referee looked a bit embarrassed.”
Hemel chairman Dave Boggins,
said: “To be fair, the ref had a good
game and after the whistle, we had a
good laugh with him about what had
happened. He said, ‘I am only
human’.” rob.pattinson@the-sun.co.uk
By LUCY JONES
IT’S advantage Eugenie Bouchard
as the tennis star puts on a winning display on a tropical beach.
The Canadian, 24, known as
Genie, recently dropped out of
the game’s top 100 rankings.
But she is no weak link when
it comes to modelling in a black
bikini with chain detail.
Genie, right, posed on Caribbean island Aruba for Sports
Illustrated’s
2018
Swimwear
issue. It was her second shoot
for the mag, after posing starkers for last year’s edition.
Were you arrested
earlier? It’s gotta
be illegal to look
that good . . .
cheesyCHAT-UPS
WITH a third of women under 35
never asked out face-to-face, corny
chat-up lines are on the wane. So in a
bid to reinvigorate the dying art,
throughout today’s paper we bring
you some of the cheesiest.
If I were to
rearrange the alphabet
I would put U and
I together
3
2GM
...............
REDS’ POISON PLOT
Assassin’s target . . . Skripal
By TOM WELLS, TOM NEWTON
DUNN, ANDY JEHRING, MATT
WILKINSON and ALEX WEST
A POLICEMAN who raced
to help stricken ex-Russian
spy Sergei Skripal and
daughter Yulia was in a
coma in hospital yesterday.
It
is
feared
he
either
breathed in the toxic nerve
agent used to poison the pair
or brushed against it on their
skin or clothing.
lLethal toxin
points finger at
Kremlin killer
lCop got sick
just by getting
close to victim
HERO PC
IN FIGHT
FOR LIFE
The officer was the first
to respond to calls for help
after
passers-by
spotted
Skripal, 66, and Yulia, 33,
slumped on a bench in
Salisbury, Wilts.
The UK’s senior antiterror police chief yesterday
said tests revealed a nerve
agent had been used to
poison the pair, who are
also in comas.
The
revelation
added
weight to claims Skripal, a
former double agent who
sold secrets to MI6, had
been targeted by Russian
assassins in a KremlinReport . . Sun yesterday
sanctioned revenge attack.
Met
Assistant
Commissioner Mark Rowley said:
“This is being treated as a
major
incident
involving
attempted murder.
“Having established that a
nerve agent is the cause, I
Sergei
1pm:
SUNDAY
can also confirm we believe
Skripal and Yulia leave
the two people were tarhome to walk into Salisgeted specifically.”
bury city centre.
Experts said the nerve
1.30pm: They lunch at
agent could only be proZizzi restaurant.
duced by a handful of labs
in the world. One is the
2.45pm: Pair arrive at
Yasenevo lab, run by Rusnearby The Mill pub.
sia’s SVR spy service on
3.47pm: Mystery man
Moscow’s outskirts.
and a woman are seen
A
chemical
weapons
on CCTV nearby.
expert said the hit in Salis4.15pm: Cops respond to
bury bore all the hallmarks
pair collapsed on bench
of a sarin attack.
at shopping centre.
The fast-acting toxin can
MONDAY 11am: Major
be sprayed into a victim’s
at
declared
incident
face or dripped into food or
Salisbury hospital as
water. A droplet the size of
cops are also treated for
a pin head can kill.
Skripal and Yulia ate
suspected poisoning.
lunch at a Zizzi restaurant
afternoon:
TUESDAY
then went to The Mill pub
meets
May
Theresa
before they collapsed.
heads of MI5 and MI6.
It is thought their food or
Foreign Secretary Boris
drink
could
have
been
Johnson says incident
spiked in either place — or
may have repercussions
an
attacker
may
have
for Russia World Cup.
sprayed them with a toxin.
WEDNESDAY afternoon:
Last night cops were said
Police say nerve agent
to be probing whether Yulia,
was used to poison pair.
visiting her father from
Russia, unwittingly brought
the nerve agent with her.
A source told The Times she had
sarin. It’s very toxic and the sympbrought a “gift from friends”.
The lives of Skripal and Yulia toms displayed tally.”
Mr de Bretton-Gordon said the
may yet be saved by their closeness
assassin may have targeted Skripal
to government lab Porton Down,
alone — with Yulia contamijust
outside
Salisbury.
It
nated as she went to help
stockpiles atropine, an antiher dad when he collapsed.
dote for nerve agents.
He said it required huge
Hamish de Bretton-Gorresources to make sarin,
don, ex-commander of the
which
is why it is usually
Army’s chemical, biologionly state-produced.
cal,
radiological
and
In 1994 the Aum Shinnuclear
regiment,
said:
rikyo doomsday cult car“All
the
circumstances
ried out a sarin attack
point in the direction of
in Japan, killing 12.
But Mr de Bretton-
TERROR
TIMELINE
In coma . . daughter Yulia
ASSASSIN HUNT
Gordon said: “The Tokyo attackers
took two years to make a just litre
of the stuff. You don’t just knock
up sarin in your shed.
“You need need state-sponsored
facilities. The use of a nerve agent
points firmly to a professional.”
Sarin was used by Syrian dictator President Assad, killing more
than 1,500 rebels in 2013.
It was also used by Saddam
Hussein to kill 5,000 Kurds in Halabja, Iraq in 1988.
Skripal was jailed in Moscow in
2006 for passing secrets to MI6.
But he was freed in a spy swap in
2010 and came to the UK to retire
in Salisbury.
Locals claimed he may still have
been working for MI6. Skripal had
regular meetings with a welldressed Englishman in a Cote
Brasserie restaurant and spoke
about “business” trips to Poland.
Waitress
Dagmara
Wieczorak
said the pair always sat at the
same table and switched seamlessly
between English and Russian.
She added: “The Englishman
always wore a tweed suit.”
Boss Matt McKenna added: “This
English guy could have been his
handler.”
Despite
evidence
of
Kremlin involvement, ministers will
not make a direct accusation
against President Putin until they
can be sure of the facts.
Russia continues to deny any
involvement.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd
will today make a Commons statement to reassure the public.
A WOMAN was taken by police
and paramedics from offices
next to Zizzi in Salisbury yesterday. Her firm later said: “There’s
nothing to worry about.”
tom.wells@the-sun.co.uk
2GM
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
OVER HIT ON RUSSIAN SPY
5
Footie fan . . . William
Pictures: ITV NEWS
‘No World
Cup trip’
for Harry
and Wills
EXCLUSIVE
by JACK ROYSTON
Toxic threat . . . police
wearing protective suits
continue investigations
in Salisbury yesterday
SENIOR royals will miss
the World Cup for the
first time in a generation.
Sources last night confirmed there are no plans
for William, Harry or
Charles to visit Russia.
But they said the stance
pre-dated the poison plot.
Harry went in 2014, and
FA president William in
2006 and 2010. France
’98 was the last time a
senior royal didn’t attend.
PM Theresa May said
yesterday: “It might be
appropriate to look at
whether dignitaries should
attend the World Cup.”
Experts indicated any
trip could only happen on
the request of the Royal
Visits Committee under
the control of Foreign
Secretary Boris Johnson.
Former Royal Press Secretary Dickie Arbiter said:
“The Government decide,
not the royals.”
Oligarch
bash call
THERESA May must hit
back at Vladimir Putin by
targeting his oligarch pals
in London, an MP says.
Hundreds
of
multimillionaire Russians with
strong Kremlin links live
in luxury in the city.
Tory
Tom
Tugendhat
urged the PM to sanction
probes into how they
earned their money and
consider
ousting
their
kids from public schools.
He said his “get tough”
proposals were the way to
check Putin’s behaviour.
Alert . . . a woman is taken from offices near Zizzi’s, where Skripal and Yulia dined
WHAT IS TOXIC
NERVE AGENT?
LETHAL nerve agents can
be absorbed by touch and
by breathing, or food and
drink can be spiked.
Developed
by
military
scientists,
they
include
sarin and VX.
North Korea tyrant Kim
Jong-un’s half-brother was
By JOHN LUCAS
killed last year after being
exposed to VX.
Symptoms include respiratory arrest and heart
failure but the risk to the
wider public from lingering small doses is low.
Shopping trip . . CCTV shows Skripal buying groceries at store
TAKING A
GAMBLE
By MATT WILKINSON
and ANDY JEHRING
SERGEI Skripal was caught
on CCTV buying scratchcards in a corner shop just
days before he was targeted
in the attack.
Footage shows the 66-yearold laughing and joking as
he snaps up the tickets along
with milk and sausages from
the store close to his home
in Salisbury, Wilts.
Five days later he was
found slumped unconscious
on a shopping centre bench
alongside his daughter Yulia.
The film from inside the
convenience
store
was
obtained by ITV.
Shopkeeper Ebru Ozturk
said: “He would come into
the shop a couple of times a
week and he always bought
his scratchcards.
“He loved to buy them, I
think he liked to gamble.
Card . . . he played Lotto
He’s a very kind person. I
really look forward to him
coming in. Last time I saw
him is a few days ago — he
bought a scratchcard.
“He often wins money, he’s
very lucky. He was always
well dressed and neat.
“He bought lottery tickets a
lot. He was very polite. He
sometimes came with his
daughter.” Skripal was seen
buying £40 to £50 worth of
the scratchcards at the store,
which he visited at least
once a week.
Threat to
KO lights
BRITAIN’S power network
could be crippled by a
Russian cyber attack, a
top general warned.
Sir Chris Deverell, head
of overseas military intelligence, said Moscow was
“capable of anything”.
Gen Deverell said that
air traffic control systems
and hospital air conditioning were also “vulnerable
to attack”.
And Russia could “slow
down” England’s World
Cup footie team by doping
them, an expert said.
Smiling . . . agent laughed and joked during trip to store
1GM
............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
1st home
aged 30
THE
typical
first-time
homebuyer is now 30 —
seven years older than in
1960, a study says.
And they need over
five years to save up a
£20,622 deposit for the
typical £179,594 pad.
Six decades ago it took
two years to store up the
required £595 — £12,738 in
today’s money — for an
average £16,364 property.
Half of today’s buyers
need around £10,200 from
parents. In 1960, one in
four typically got £746
help, builder Keepmoat
Homes found.
Chief James Thomson
said: “It’s a worry. Two in
three think buying is
harder than ever.”
My Generation Rent — Page 10
‘My Alexa
cackled’
AMAZON
Echo
users
were left freaked out
after their Alexa devices
began
spontaneously
uttering “evil laughs”.
Some owners of the
voice-enabled
assistant
described the cackles as
“witch-like” and “bonechillingly creepy”.
One user claimed to
have tried to turn the
lights off but the device
repeatedly turned them
back on before emitting
an “evil laugh”.
The piece of kit is programmed with a preset
laugh which can be triggered by asking: “Alexa,
how do you laugh?”
The problem has only
been reported in the US
so far, claims BuzzFeed.
BECKS & HADID PAL U
P
UP
GOLDEN
BELLS
David risks Posh’s fury
DAVID Beckham risks the
wrath of wife Victoria by
enjoying a match in romantic
Paris with Bella Hadid.
Goldenballs Becks, 42, sat next
to the 21-year-old supermodel
as two of his former teams
battled it out in the
Champions League.
He introduced himself with
a smile and handshake before
they indulged in a long chat.
Bella, in a bustier under a
padded jacket, stopped briefly
to blow kisses to a friend.
At one point she placed a
hand on Becks’ shoulder. His
By SIMON BOYLE, Associate Bizarre Editor
ex-Man United teammate Gary Neville sat the other side at the Paris
Saint-Germain vs Real Madrid clash.
Last year dad-of-four Becks angered
Victoria, 43, pictured, by partying with
socialite Lady Mary Charteris, 30.
She was similarly unimpressed by his friendships
with models Alexa Chung, 34,
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 30,
and Poppy Delevingne, 31.
A source said: “Victoria
hates to see David looking
flirty with other women, even
if it is totally innocent.
“He’s likely to be on the end
of some stern words back home.”
simon.boyle@the-sun.co.uk
David,
we’ve
scored!
1GM
AT FOOTIE MATCH
Don’t let
my wife
hear that
Kiss . . . Bella with grinning Becks. Gary looks on
7
PARKY’S
CHAT-UP
WORRY
Star’s non-PC past
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
CHAT legend Sir Michael Parkinson has
admitted he could be arrested if he
treated women like he did in the past.
Amid the #MeToo anti-harassment campaign,
Parky, 82, said: “Men are in a quandary. I
mean, if I was doing now what I did then, I
would have to watch myself.
These fit
women are
always trying to
sit next to me
“There isn’t a man of a certain age who doesn’t
look back and wonder:
‘Was
my
behaviour By ANDY HALLS, TV Editor
entirely appropriate?’”
Parky spent 40 years In 2016 Parky tried to
his
line
of
on TV until 2007 and has justify
never been accused of questioning saying it was
a
response
that
“she
any wrongdoing.
He admits trying to kiss presented a provocative
actress Shirley MacLaine figure”.
He added: “We have not
“whenever I could”.
done much since to repair
In a 1975 interview
the damage.”
with Dame Helen
He regretted not
Mirren he asked if
confronting an ediher
“equipment”
tor who flashed his
meant she couldn’t
wife Mary, now 81.
be taken seriously.
And he said of
She said: “Serious
shamed
film mogul
actresses can’t have
Harvey
Weinstein:
big bosoms, is that
“You’d
have
to stop
what you mean?”
yourself
from
Flirty . . . Parky
punching him.”
8 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
Member . . . Corbyn
Corbyn
anti-Jew
F’book
shame
By LYNN DAVIDSON
Whitehall Correspondent
JEREMY Corbyn was last
night
exposed
as
a
member of a closed Facebook group which was
full of anti-Semitic posts.
Jewish
campaigners
revealed he was part of
Palestine Live alongside
other party figures until
shortly before he became
Labour leader in 2015.
Members posted neoNazi links and aired conspiracy stories about 9/11.
Jackie Walker, currently
facing expulsion from the
Labour Party over allegations of anti-Semitism,
asked in one post: “How
safe is this group?”
Group founder Elleanne
Green replied: “Very. I
am very, very careful.”
The Campaign Against
Anti-Semitism said there
was “no conceivable justification” for Mr Corbyn’s
involvement in the group.
Mr Corbyn’s spokesman
said there was no suggestion he made any antiSemitic
postings
and
added he was unaware of
the alleged comments.
Labour is launching a
probe into the claims.
Sun
A
HOTEL
guest
stormed outside in
his pyjamas to yell
at a DJ blasting
out dance music for
a Sport Relief charity rave event at
7am in Bristol.
SPOT
SHOP ATTACKS UP
Violence against shop
workers has doubled in a
year
with
13
people
injured every day, a retail
crime study found.
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TRADE SNUB TO BRITAIN
STUFF EU!
May calls for Brussels rethink as Tusk
outlines inflexible blueprint on Brexit
THE PM called on
EU chiefs to rethink
a tough negotiations
blueprint that would
leave Britain with a
poor trade deal.
EU Council president
Donald
Tusk’s
draft
guidelines unveiled yesterday were seen as a
bid to turn the screw on
Theresa May to soften
her Brexit red lines.
Tough stand . . Tusk yesterday
Hol flight
warning
RYANAIR boss Michael
O’Leary says voters would
think again about Brexit
if he grounded planes.
The chaos would make
people realise they are
no longer getting cheap
holidays, he said.
Germany’s
Lufthansa
also
said
disruption
“might be a good thing”.
The Sun Says — Page Ten
Ahead of the crucial talks
starting later this month,
they ruled out a unique
relationship and offered just
a basic Canada-style deal.
Goods will only remain
tariff-free in return for EU
fishermen’s full access to
Britain’s waters.
And access to Europe for
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
and NICK GUTTERIDGE
the UK’s giant services
sector, which includes the
cash-cow City’s banks, will
be heavily restricted.
But the draft deliberately
opens the door for Mrs May
to drop some of her Brexit
principles,
including
no
remit for Euro judges — and
Parliament not being bound
by any EU laws.
Speaking at a press conference in Luxembourg, Mr
Tusk said: “A pick ’n’ mix
approach for a non-member
state is out of the question.”
He added: “Our agreement will not make trade
between the UK and EU
frictionless or smoother.
“It will make it more
complicated and costly than
today for all of us. This is
the
essence
of
Brexit.”
Downing Street shook off
the first draft of the rules,
obtained by The Sun, and
sent Mr Tusk a firm hint to
redraw them.
The PM’s spokesman said:
“We look forward to seeing
the final guidelines when
published and hope they
will provide the flexibility
to allow the EU to think
creatively and imaginatively
about our future economic
partnership.”
Chancellor Philip Hammond said the EU’s move
should be seen as just as a
“negotiating strategy”.
The guidelines call for
strong security and defence
cooperation, which led to
hypocrisy accusations. Mrs
May’s former chief of staff
Nick Timothy accused the
EU of “cherry picking”.
t.newtondunn@the-sun.co.uk
The Sun Says — Page Ten
FISHING FOR A DEAL
TRAWLERS from the EU
could get access to UK
fishing waters in return for
a good trade deal that protects the City of London.
Chancellor Philip Hammond said he was open to
discussing a fishing deal
because he knows the EU
needs Britain’s powerhouse
financial services sector.
But his offer is likely to
reignite his long-running
row
with
Environment
Secretary Michael Gove.
The pair have clashed
By HARRY COLE
over putting Britain’s fishing waters on the Brexit
negotiating table.
A source close to Mr
Gove said: “Michael has
been clear that we need
to take back control of
our waters.
“The suggestion of the
same access in future is
totally unacceptable and
goes against the result of
the referendum.”
Mr Hammond’s signal
came after the seventh of
the Cabinet’s “Road to
Brexit” speeches.
He warned Brussels that
a new “Iron Curtain of
regulation” would hit the
whole European economy.
He
said:
“Modern
Europe is, quite literally,
testament to the benefits
of tearing down walls.
“Let us not now propose new barriers where
there need be none.”
Net pain . . . Hammond
What the EU’s draft
trade deal negotiating
guidelines say, & what
the EU really means:
What it says What it means
Existing reciprocal access
to fishing waters and
resources should be
maintained
No fish, no trade.
Without access to your
waters our trawler
men have had it
The deal should include
ambitious provisions
on movement of
natural persons
We want you to
offer us immigration
rules as close to today’s
open borders as possible
Regarding aviation, the
aim should be to ensure
connectivity between the
UK and the EU
We’ve just realised
it’s not really in our
interests to let planes
fall out of the sky either
In the fields of security,
defence and foreign
policy there should be no
gap in EU-UK cooperation
We benefit from close
links with Britain’s
world-class spies,
military & diplomats
so it suits us to keep
things that way
Given the UK’s geographic
proximity and economic
interdependence with the
EU27, the future relationship
will only deliver in a mutually
satisfactory way if it includes
robust guarantees which
ensure a level playing field
We’re terrified that if
you ditch Brussels red
tape, your businesses
will be able to
outperform ours
If UK positions were to
evolve, the Union will be
prepared to reconsider offer
Accept Euro judges’
rulings, free movement
and bung us a load of
cash and you’ll get a
better deal
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BAN ON TREATS AT WORK
EXCLUSIVE by SHAUN WOOLLER
NANNY-state health chiefs
want to end the office
tradition of taking cake to
work for birthdays.
Go-kart king . . . Prince
Harry: I
raced F1
legend
and won
By JACK ROYSTON
PRINCE
Harry
has
revealed he used to race
ex-Formula
One
ace
Johnny
Herbert
in
go-karts and win.
The royal, 33, let slip
about his track skills during a visit to Silverstone.
But he joked the racing
star was “too fat” by the
time he took him on.
Herbert, now 53, won
the British Grand Prix in
1995 and was fourth in
the championship.
Stephanie
Sykes-Dugmore, of Silverstone Heritage, said: “Prince Harry
said it tongue-in-cheek, I
think, but it is true, he
did win against him.”
Harry was visiting a
project to build a Silverstone Experience, which
will
celebrate
Britain’s
racing history. It opens
on the site in Northamptonshire next spring.
Instead they suggest celebrating with “healthy alternatives” which could include
carrot, cucumber and celery.
BIRTHDAY CAKE
INGREDIENTS
225g unsalted butter,
plus extra for greasing
350g caster sugar
1tbsp vanilla extract
5 large egg whites
325g plain flour
25g cornflour
1 ½ tbsp baking powder
250ml buttermilk
Meghan’s hen party — Page 27
cheesy
CHAT- UPS
Know
what my
shirt is
made of?
Boyfriend
material.
I’ve lost
that loving
feeling,
will you
help me
find it?
Public Health England wants
Brits to share “healthier alternatives” with their colleagues.
This could also include a selection of fruit, such as apples,
bananas or berries.
The measure is included in a
new “toolkit for employers”, which
tells managers how to help staff
lead healthier lives.
The guidance says: “Begin a conversation about how special events
(birthdays, holidays, anniversaries,
promotions) are marked at work.
Can ‘cake days’ be shared, or
healthier alternatives be provided?”
It says unhealthy workers cost
UK taxpayers £60billion a year.
Christopher Snowdon, of the
Institute of Economic Affairs, said:
“The
clampdown
on
birthday
cakes is another attempt by this
meddlesome quango to suck the
joy out of life.
Sharing
tasty
treats on special
occasions builds
team spirit and
boosts morale.”
Nancy
Birtwhistle, the 2014
winner of TV’s
Great
British
Bake Off said:
“I’d struggle to
make a Showstopper celebraBlast . . . Nancy
tion from carrots, celery and a cucumber!
“I agree that we need to tackle
obesity — especially in children —
but it will be a sad state of affairs
if we find ourselves prohibited
from celebrating special occasions
in the workplace.
“Eating cake does not in itself
cause obesity. Instead of employers
banning it why not restrict the celebratory cake eating to lunchtime?
“Snacking between meals is
what puts on weight.”
Officials also want bosses to tell
fatties to attend weight loss programmes and fill vending machines
with
fruit,
rather
than
chocolate and crisps.
They say firms should place
bins, printers and water coolers at
the far end of offices, so workers
are forced to have a walk.
The report says bosses should
“lead by example” by using the
stairs rather than lifts and discourage the use of emails, so people plod around the office to
speak to colleagues in person.
Around 66 per cent of men and
57 per cent of women are overweight or obese.
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Class size
on the up
MOST secondary schools
in England have seen
class sizes rise in the past
two years, figures show.
Sixty-two per cent had
a jump, with an average
20.8 pupils in 2017, compared to 20.1 in 2015.
Some 125 out of 150
local
authorities
saw
school class sizes swell.
Unions behind some of
the analysis blamed the
increases on a fall in
education funding.
Gail Cartmail, of Unite,
said: “Schools across the
country are being forced
to cut staff.” But the
Government
last
year
pledged an extra £1.3billion for state schools
from existing budgets.
TRUANTS TORMENT
More than 137,000 girls
had to skip school during
a period last year as they
could not afford sanitary
products, a study says.
2-for-1 biccy
deal choker
By SHAUN WOOLLER
HEALTHY SNACK
INGREDIENTS
Toasted malt loaf with
strawberries
Carrots & low fat hummus
Low fat cream cheese
and rice cakes
Sugar snap peas
Cucumber
Boiled eggs
Popcorn
Celery
Yoghurt with
mandarin segments
SUPERMARKETS will be banned
from offering two-for-one deals on
cakes and biscuits under plans
being drawn up by ministers.
Theresa May is also thought to
be considering extending the ban
on junk food advertising to all
family TV shows.
The restriction is currently only
in place for kids’ programmes.
A package of measures — dubbed
childhood obesity strategy 2 — is
set to be published this summer.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt
has been pushing for tougher
action against supermarkets and
food manufacturers.
An official told The Times: “They
are really committed to this in
No10. I think it’s going to happen.”
This
week
Public
Health
England told food firms they will
be expected to cut calories in
burgers and ready meals by 20
per cent in the next five years.
The Sun Says — Page Ten
9
10 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
2GM
Sun I would have to be
completely rental
to vote for you, PM
THE
CALL FOR ACTION ON HOUSING CRISIS
SAYS
A ‘non’ starter
THE EU’s response to Theresa May’s generous Brexit speech is just as negative and
obstinate as we predicted. How much more
time can we waste on this ridiculous dance?
Philip Hammond has to be the world’s
biggest optimist to imagine this is
merely a negotiating ploy . . . that they
will soften up in the end. Britain and
the EU are simply at cross-purposes.
Michel Barnier and Donald Tusk aren’t
putting their citizens and economies
first. They care only about the sanctity
of the EU and its institutions, which
they cannot weaken or even adjust.
They are STILL trying to browbeat us
into staying in the single market and
customs union, rendering Brexit meaningless and crippling us forever. They
know our future prosperity lies outside
their borders and rules and they fear it.
Time and again the PM has told them
we will leave both. But our logic has hit
the brick wall of their pseudo-religion.
And since we will not ignore or rerun
our referendum either, unlike so many
before us, we must be punished as a
deterrent. The EU fears others would
leave given the chance. It never asks why.
Britain cannot just plod on in hope.
Time is too short. We should refocus
every effort on a no-deal, while leaving
the door ajar. We have given as much
ground as we ever should. It’s their turn.
Unless the other 27 EU nations instruct
Brussels to radically change its stance,
our Government is wasting its energy.
You airheads
WE always thought German firms would
lobby for a deal because it’s squarely in
their interests. If Lufthansa’s deranged
position is typical, all bets are off.
Germany’s national airline wants UK
flights into Europe blocked to teach
17.4million Leavers a lesson. Boss Carsten Spohr says: “If we could prove to
the British how wrong the decision was,
that might be a good thing.” Ryanair’s
Remainer chief Michael O’Leary agrees.
Economic and travel chaos, orchestrated in Germany: is anything LESS
likely to change Leavers’ minds?
Yes, we could bar Lufthansa too.
But that cannot be how Europe’s firms
want this to go.
Crummy idea
THE latest Tory vote-winner is to outlaw
wildly popular two-for-one deals on cakes.
And to ban ads for tasty, convenient
grub Sun readers love.
Whichever Downing Street genius
bought into this socialist nanny-state
cobblers — and convinced Theresa May
too — needs their head examined.
They are treating shoppers as naughty
toddlers who cannot be trusted not to
scoff two packets of biscuits at once.
It is sickeningly patronising, deeply
un-Conservative and will entirely fail to
dent obesity. Education and exercise will.
Don’t swallow it, Theresa.
RISING
DAMP . . .
cramped
renters
HOW much should you pay for a
roof over your head, for basic
protection from the elements?
My one-bedroom flat costs £1,400 a
month — and until recently, didn’t
provide either.
During heavy rain a few weeks ago,
my boyfriend and I were lying in bed
listening to the storm raging outside.
Then suddenly, the rain wasn’t just
outside — but pouring directly on to our
bed, from the ceiling light fitting.
“Young people without family wealth
are ‘right to be angry’ at not being able
to buy a home,” says Theresa May.
Too right I’m angry. I’m 28 and I
spend a huge percentage of my salary on
rent, and have done for almost a decade.
The bare minimum of what I
expect for that price is to be
warm and dry.
It’s funny how ten years
of renting can severely
modify your expectations.
I’ve got used to a flat so
small that when we put
up the clothes horse to
dry laundry, we have to
climb across the furniture
like an obstacle course.
I don’t mind that there’s
no room for a proper sofa,
and we have to take turns
sitting on what is basically a
glorified armchair.
I’ve even got used to the damp
in the built-in wardrobes, that turned
my suede boots into a particularly
disgusting science experiment.
But rain pouring straight on to my
bed? Prime Minister, I’m more than
angry — I’m furious.
Mrs May’s announcement on Monday
that the Government plans to close
loopholes and tighten planning laws will
do little to help the members of
Generation Rent, like me, who are
priced out of the housing market —
seemingly forever. It’s just tinkering.
Until the Government does something
far more radical we remain at the
mercy of landlords, with no hope of
buying our own home — and we’ll
help of their wealthy family. Meanwhile,
this chronic housing crisis is being
presided over by a parliament where one
in five MPs are landlords.
Surprise surprise, the Tories have the
highest number of landlord MPs at 87.
Of all 650 MPs, 123 are landlords. And
certainly not vote Tory. New analysis
from the British Election Study (BES) in 2016, 72 landlord MPs voted against a
revealed that the surge in turnout in move to compel property owners to
last year’s election, along with the swing ensure rental homes were “fit for human
from the Conservatives to Labour, was habitation”. Now you begin to see why
attributable to people who rent rather landlord MPs are a problem.
My current landlady is a good one. She’s
than own their home.
Among renters in the private sector, paid for expensive roof repairs and my
turnout jumped by ten points, with the ceiling no longer leaks. But experience
biggest change among renters aged 25 to suggests that she’s a rare breed.
I had one landlord who didn’t send
44 — and they voted Labour.
Are the Tories really surprised? anyone to fix a broken boiler for 12 days.
They’re supposed to be the party of The same landlord tried to put up the
“property owning democracy”, and rent twice in a year. My friend’s landlord
yet
drastically
fewer
young refused to get her a new door when hers
people own a home than 20 was kicked in during a burglary.
Another lived for a year with a toilet
years ago.
The
proportion
of that could only be flushed once a day.
Anecdote is borne out by fact —
middle-earning 25 to 34year-olds who own a research found that 30 per cent of
house has dropped from privately rented homes fail to meet the
65 per cent in 1996 to 27 national Decent Homes Standard, thanks
to safety hazards and inadequate heating.
per cent today.
Bad landlords have Generation Rent
I have more or less
given up on buying a over a barrel. We will continue to line
their pockets for the privilege of living in
place of my own.
damp,
shabby
accommodation
I have a well-paid job, their
but in London — where because there is no other choice.
We’re desperate for politicians to step
house prices are 17.5 per cent
higher
than
the
average in and do something to make home
incomes — I would need a deposit ownership a realistic aspiration.
Saying the housing crisis is too hard
of almost £90,000.
Meanwhile,
I’ve
got
a
crippling to solve isn’t good enough.
Building more houses would be a good
student loan to pay back and my rent
rises every year. Even if I was to save start — starter homes in places people
want to live. Use taxes to crack
an ambitious £500 a month — which
down on foreign investors and
would require giving up any social
buy-to-let owners who snap up
life — I’d still not hit this target by
property and push up prices.
the time I was 40.
And
introduce
greater
According to the charity Shelter,
protection for tenants and
by 2020, first-time buyers in
longer tenancies, so they don’t
England will need a £64,000 salary
need to live in fear of their
to buy a house, and Londoners will
rent spiralling every year.
need £106,000 — unimaginable to all
The stakes are high —
but a very privileged few.
whoever finds a solution
Little wonder that everyone I
could win the next
know who has managed to
election.
buy a flat did so with the
LAWS . . .
By
EMILY FAIRBAIRN
Homeowners
aged 25- 34
1996 – 65%
2018 – 27%
May
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11
ONE HEL OF A CHANGE
Vital . . . kidney ops
Hubbies
in kidney
gift snub
WOMEN are five times
more likely to donate a
kidney to their spouse
than men, a study reveals.
Experts said the likely
reason is that wives are
simply less selfish.
European donor figures
show 36 per cent of suitable women go on to give
a kidney to their partner
— compared with seven
per cent of men.
The study, published in
journal Visceral Medicine,
marks World Kidney Day.
Peter Storey, of Kidney
Research UK, said: “Men
are more likely to suffer
from end stage kidney
failure than women and
are therefore more likely
to need a transplant.”
Knifeman
targets 4
FOUR people were last
night fighting for life
after a knife rampage.
A couple and their
daughter, 17, were slashed
by a man near the Jewish
quarter in Austria’s capital
Vienna.
Thirty
minutes
later another victim was
set upon in the city.
A witness said: “I saw
someone screaming and
shouting. He had lost all
control.” Cops arrested an
Afghan citizen,
THE Queen star Helen Mirren has
a majestic makeover — from
bare-faced chic to Oscar slick.
Dame Helen, 72, posted selfies
online showing aides, inset, making her up for the film ceremony.
By HANNAH HOPE
Hairdresser
Richard
Collins
worked on her tresses while Val
Garland did her make-up. And
fashion stylist Lee Harris picked
out her designer Reem Acra blue
gown for the Los Angeles bash.
She has previously said: “I’ve
never felt beautiful. I know I
don’t fit into that category.”
We disagree — Hel’s belle.
SINGER BLASTED OVER JIBES
Michelle
hits back
in anger
FORMER Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry led
the charge as Hull hit
back at Noel.
Michelle, who stood as
an independent candidate
for the city in the General
Election, said: “Noel is
completely wrong — Hull
is a nice place with beautiful things in it and
decent people.
“I’d
invite
him to come
out with me
before
he
knocks it. The
people of Hull
are angry but
we’re tough.
“We’re the
salt of the
earth and we stick up for
each other.”
Michelle, right, also took
a swipe at Noel over his
feud with brother Liam.
She added: “In Hull
we’re nice and kind and
we don’t fall out with our
brothers. He should come
and play a gig here. He
can bring Liam.”
Noel: Some
might say
your city’s
a Hullhole
By NICOLA FAHEY
How can you
afford to be
in America
from Hull?
NOEL
Gallagher
has
stirred up a storm in
Hull after he described
the city as a “s***hole.”
He
let
fly
during
a
concert in Texas after a
group of fans from Hull
who were on a stag do
started chanting about
their hometown.
The best
thing about
it’s a f***ing
bridge
Noel, 50, performing
with his band High
Flying Birds at Austin’s Moody Theatre,
said: “For f***’s sake.
Where are you from?
From Hull? How the f***
can you afford to be in
America from Hull?
“Did you f****** rob your
gran’s house or something?
“Don’t want to be miserable,
right, but it’s a f***ing s***hole.
“The best thing about it is a
bridge. All they’ve got is a f***ing
bridge. It’s s***. No offence.”
Mancunian Noel was yesterday
berated by proud citizens of
Hull, the 2017 City of Culture.
Labour
mayoral
candidate
George Aylett said: “The place
where the Civil War began,
where William Wilberforce was
born and which was City of
Culture is certainly not a
s***hole.”
Noel and his High
Flying Birds are set
to play Yorkshire’s
Scarborough
Open
Air Theatre on June
6 — an hour and a
half’s
drive
from
It’s a
f***ing
s**thole.
No offence
Hull, whose Humber Bridge is
pictured below. Noel’s brother
Liam last week ramped up the
pair’s long-running feud.
He compared Noel and wife
Sara to serial killers Fred and
Rose West and blamed Sara for
wrecking an Oasis reunion.
Liam said: “We were about to
go on tour to the USA.
“She
robbed
Noel’s
passport,
f****d with his head
for a week.
“He come crying
at my door. She’s
proper dark.”
nicola.fahey@
thesun.co.uk
12 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
NEW LOOK
SET TO AXE
,000 JOBS
1Chain
shutting 60 shops
By TRACEY BOLES, City Editor
UP to 1,000 jobs are to be
axed by struggling retailer New
Look as 60 stores across the
country face closure.
The fashion chain, with debts of
£1.2billion, wants to slash costs
including expensive shop rents.
It is another blow for the high street
after Toys R Us and Maplin went into
administration. New Look wants creditors
to vote on a company
voluntary
arrangement
rescue plan this month.
As well as shutting 60
under-performing stores,
and a further six sub-let
sites, New Look is hoping
for rent reductions and
new leases at another 393
of its 593 shops.
The retailer, owned by
South African investment
group
Brait,
employs
15,300 people after a Under threat .
.
period of rapid expansion. New Look
suffered a pre-tax loss of £123.5million
in the three quarters to December, while
UK like-for-like sales plunged 10.7 per
cent. Online sales fell 15 per cent.
Executive chairman Alistair McGeorge
said: “Given our challenged trading performance and over-rented UK store
estate, we are having to take tough but
necessary actions to reduce our fixed
cost base and restore
long-term profitability.”
Daniel
Butters,
of
accountants Deloitte, said:
“The
retail
trading
environment
remains
extremely challenging.
“New Look is an iconic
brand and the CVA will
provide a stable platform
upon which management’s
turnaround plan can be
delivered.”
. fashion store tracey.boles@thesun.co.uk
1GM
Adrian . . . and Rosie
Bald pet
parlour
revenge
By PAUL SIMS
A DOG owner lobbed a
brick through a grooming
parlour window after his
bichon frise was shaved
“bald”, a court heard.
Adrian Wolfenden, 59,
expected to find Rosie
perfectly
coiffed
after
taking her in for a trim.
But he returned to discover the family pet, six,
had been given a “skinhead” with just one tuft
on her head remaining.
Carpet-fitter Wolfenden
returned next day and
hurled the brick at the
window of Holmfirth Dog
Grooming, West Yorks.
Married Wolfenden, of
Huddersfield, was linked
to the crime by blood left
the scene, it was said.
He admitted criminal
damage
before
magistrates in the town and
was ordered to pay £100
compensation
to
the
groomer and an £80 fine.
999 CALLS PEST
One patient rang London Ambulance Service
3,594 times in the year to
last October, figures say.
JAMIE’S GONE
FOR A BURTON
By DAN WOOTTON
JAMIE Redknapp has
been dropped from
his
£30,000-a-day
modelling contract.
Burton
Menswear
bosses are said to be
unhappy
with
his
photoshoots.
The footie pundit,
pictured in an ad, is
said to have been as
“stiff as a board” in
front of the camera.
A
source
said:
“People weren’t very
impressed, especially
as he was being paid
so much.”
Jamie, 44, and wife
Louise, 43, below,
split last year after
19 years.
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SUSPECT ‘TRAINED
BY I.S.’
TUBESUSPECT
‘TRAINEDBY
l‘DEADLY KIT ONLINE & ALDI’
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‘Hush cash’ . . . Stormy
Trump is
sued by
porn star
over ‘fling’
By JAMES BEAL, US Editor
A PORN star is suing
President Donald Trump
over claims he paid her
£93,000
to
stop
her
divulging
bedroom
secrets from their affair.
Stormy Daniels, 38, says
Trump’s lawyer Michael
Cohen tried to shut her
up with a Non-Disclosure
Agreement signed days
before the 2016 election
that sent the tycoon to
the White House.
But Stormy, real name
Stephanie Clifford, claims
the document is invalid
because although Cohen
signed it, Trump did not.
The legal action was
revealed as Stormy’s lawyer confirmed she did
have a sexual affair with
Trump, 71.
The alleged fling took
place following a golf
tournament in Nevada in
2006, a year after Trump
wed wife Melania.
They reportedly carried
on the affair into 2007.
Neck toll
of cycling
CYCLING is now the
main cause of broken
necks in men — overtaking car and diving
accidents, a study shows.
Injuries
suffered
by
bike riders in America
rocketed 300 per cent
between 2000 and 2015 as
its popularity took off.
Men were 3.6 times
likelier to suffer a break
than women, for whom
horse-riding caused most.
Researchers at Brown
University
in
Rhode
Island analysed 50,000
injury cases from 100
hospitals across the US.
Trekker’s
death fall
A BRITISH hiker fell to
his death from a Siberian
mountain trail on his
60th birthday holiday, an
inquest heard.
Tony Cashin lost his
footing at tourist spot
Lake Baikal and fell
more than 150ft on to a
boulder-strewn beach.
Painter and decorator
Tony had been travelling
with pal Andrew West,
56, on the Trans-Siberian
Railway to China last
August, the inquest in
home town Huddersfield
heard.
Verdict: accident.
BUCKET ON FIRE
ON TUBE TRAIN
By KATIE HODGE
A TEEN asylum seeker
said to have planted the
Parsons
Green
Tube
bomb
bought
a
key
component with a £20
Amazon voucher given
for being “student of the
year”, a court heard.
ON CCTV ‘WITH
BOMB IN BAG’
AMAZON
‘BUCKET
BOMBER’
Trip . . CCTV footage of Hassan with Lidl bag on bus
YOB SPAT AT MEDIC
A DRUNKEN yob faces jail after
spitting in the face of a paramedic as
she treated him.
Ryan Gordon, 27, was found halfnaked, collapsed in the street.
He was struggling and abusive and
“deliberately spat” at Lynne McChesney,
prosecutor Parveen Akhtar told magis-
trates in Burnley. She added that
Gordon later tried to punch, bite and
spit at paramedic Gary Dickson.
Gordon, of Haslingden, Lancs, said
he had no recollection of the incident
in Bacup last month due to drink.
He admitted assault and was bailed
for pre-sentence reports.
Iraqi Ahmed Hassan allegedly used £15.99 of hydrogen
peroxide in the 2.2kg device
packed
with
screwdrivers,
knives and nails he bought
from Asda and Aldi.
Student . .
with prize
He then left it in a bucket
inside a Lidl carrier bag on a
District Line train carrying 93
passengers, the Old Bailey
was told yesterday.
Prosecutor Alison Morgan said it was just “a
matter of luck” that the
bomb did not fully detonate and no one was
killed. But jurors audibly
drew
breath
as
they
watched CCTV footage of
the “large fireball” it
sparked, injuring 30.
Hassan, now 18, had
arrived in Britain in the
back of a lorry in October 2015. In January 2016
he claimed asylum.
He told Home Office
officials IS had forced
him to train with 1,000
others until Iraqi troops
freed them.
He said: “They trained
us on how to kill. It was
all religious-based.”
Hassan was given a home
with foster parents in Sunbury,
Surrey, and studied media at
nearby Brooklands College.
Last September he allegedly
prepared the bomb while his
foster parents were on holiday.
He had the hydrogen peroxide
delivered to a friend’s home in
Thornton Heath, South London,
and was filmed on a bus carrying
a Lidl bag on the way back.
He was arrested in Dover after
the bombing with £2,320 in cash
and having searched the BBC
website for news of the attack.
Hassan denies attempted murder and causing an explosion.
The trial continues.
katie.hodge@the-sun.co.uk
Ingredient . . acid allegedly for bomb in Hassan’s home
Sun
THE top breakfast-inbed
craving
for
Mother’s Day is waffles,
with
Chinese
food and then cheeseburgers the next most
popular,
a
Casper
bedding poll found.
SPOT
JEN’S DOGGY DEAL
ACTRESS Jennifer Aniston and hubby
Justin Theroux have thrashed out a
custody agreement for their dogs.
Jennifer, 49, and Justin, 46, split last
month after three years of marriage.
They have shared ownership duties
for white shepherd mix Dolly, terrier
Clyde and pit bull Sophie. Actor Justin
also keeps another pit bull in New
York. But they are said to have “made
an arrangement for visitation”.
A source told US magazine In Touch:
“They’ve always referred to them as
their children.
“It was the biggest bone of contention
in the split.”
14 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
PM BLITZ
ON THUG
PARENTS
Longer jail for abusers
THUGS who beat up their
partner in front of children
face longer jail terms.
By STEVE HAWKES, Deputy Political Editor
reception to mark the launch of the
consultation
on
International
Prime Minister Theresa May Women’s Day this afternoon.
The
NSPCC
said:
“Last year
will today unveil tougher sentences to tackle domestic abuse. Childline counselled over 9,000
children
after
they
witnessed
Mrs May will also vow to review
funding for refuge centres amid domestic abuse at home. It is vital
this
consultation
recognises
children
fears a controversial shake-up could
as a victim of domestic abuse.”
force hundreds to close.
In
November
the
Government
In today’s Sun, right, she praises
our Give Me Shelter campaign, say- proposed axing housing benefit for
ing: “It’s vital women know they refuges — a key source of funding.
Councils would instead
will have a place to turn.”
get a ringfenced grant for
The
new
Domestic
GIVE ME
supported housing.
Abuse Bill will also make
Charities feared money
SHELTER
economic abuse, withholdwould
be
diverted
to
ing finances or denying
treating drug addicts or
access to a car, a crime.
tackling
homelessness.
And the PM will reiterWomen’s Aid said it was
ate plans to appoint a new
“delighted” ministers had
Domestic Abuse Commislistened to concerns.
sioner to “hold the GovTwo million people a
ernment to account”.
year, mostly women, are
CAMPAIGN TO BRING
Charities welcomed the
BACK
REFUGES
abused
by their partner.
proposals ahead of a No 10
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LIZ’S N.Y. SEE
Pledge . . . PM
Place to
turn for
women
By PRIME MINISTER
THERESA MAY
BETWEEN 2016-17 82
women were killed by
a partner or ex.
That’s
a
chilling
reminder there is still
much more to do.
We’ve put forward
proposals to give courts
more powers. Domestic
abuse doesn’t just hurt
immediate victims.
That’s why we want
tougher sentences when
abuse involves a child.
This despicable crime
isn’t just physical.
Economic abuse will
be recognised for the
first time.
We have heard concerns from charities
and tireless campaigning by The Sun for
sustainable funding for
refuges. We are committed to that.
It’s
vital
women
know they will have a
place to turn.
THE Royals star Liz Hurley crowns a week
plugging the E! show’s fourth series in a
revealing red dress.
Liz, 52, plays Queen Helena in the show
about fictional Brit royals. William Moseley, 30, right, is her son Prince Liam.
She was promoting Sunday’s fourth
series premiere at New York’s Sirius XM.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
Rod Liddle
In Rod we trust:
A manifesto for
my new party
15
rod.liddle@the-sun.co.uk
COMMIE
UP ROSES
FOR JEZ
GREAT news for Jeremy
Corbyn.
The Communist Party
of Britain has announced
it will not put any
candidates up against
Labour at the next
election.
That’s because it
wants to work as hard
as possible to see
Jezza elected.
Terrific, so that’s about
17 more votes for Labour
– nationally.
The commies usually
finish well below the
Monster Raving Loony
Party in elections – and
with good reason.
But what does it say
about Labour that these
halfwits are desperate to
see them in power?
Like your manifesto,
comrade.
l
WHEN will Europe’s
drongo politicians
learn that people are sick
to the back teeth of
unlimited immigration?
The Italians have just
had an election.
The public voted for
anyone prepared to take
a stand against immigration.
Italy has been
swamped for the past
five years.
The liberals were
routed across the board.
Here’s the deal. If the
only politicians prepared
to take a stand against
Islamification and
immigration are
supposed “populists”,
then people will vote en
masse for the populists.
Capice?
AH, TWO
HOT BAPS
WHAT do you tend to
wear when you go out for
a meal?
I only ask because I
saw this photo of Kim
Kardashian. She was in a
Japanese restaurant and
seemed to be wearing
nothing whatsoever.
There she was, totally
topless, her two puppies
growling at the bowl of
noodles.
Great look. I tried it
recently at a restaurant in
London. But my nipples
kept dunking in the
mustard.
THE former leader of Ukip – you
know, the bloke who had that racist
totty on his arm – has decided to set
up a new political party.
Henry Bolton is calling his party One
Nation Under A Groove, or something.
Forgive me Henry, but I’m out.
I mean, good luck and everything, but
it’s not for me.
That being said, I do wonder who to
vote for these days. None of the major
parties seems very attractive any more, do
they? So I might start up my own party
instead. Haven’t got a name for it yet.
But here’s the sort of stuff it will be
campaigning for:
A higher minimum wage, number one.
The gap between rich and poor is
widening every day because people at the
bottom are simply not paid enough. While
some, especially at the top of the public
sector, are paid rather too much.
An end to mass immigration. No more
The name’s
Bond . . .
Jane Bond
rellies coming over from Bangladesh and
Pakistan: The door is shut. And bolted.
And no more exploitation of cheap
foreign labour which reduces the incomes
of our poorest people. And leaves the
immigrants living in misery.
No more whining from firms about how
they want more and more slave labour
from overseas. Pay a bit more for British
workers.
An education system which, through
selection, rewards academic excellence
first and foremost. So that the brightest
of our poor kids have an equal chance
with the children of the affluent.
A foreign policy which supports our
interests and our democratic allies —
Israel, the USA.
No more humungous amounts of money
wasted on dodgy overseas aid projects:
Scrap the lot.
A swift and decisive exit from the
bullying European Union and therefore
the chance to embrace the rest of the
world with free trade deals.
A welfare state which rewards people
who do the right thing. People who work
for a living. Those who don’t have kids
until they can afford them. Husbands and
wives who stick together — divorce causes
horrendous problems for children.
Equality for women. Equal pay for
women — providing they are doing
precisely the same job for the same
number of hours and are just as good.
Not ashamed of our
past, but deeply proud
SO, who will be the next James
Bond? It could be a black woman,
says one of the favourites for the
role, Idris Elba, pictured. Or indeed
a black man, mate.
But given the climate in
Hollywood right now, certainly
something different to the norm.
No more of that leering, macho
stuff. And they might wish to
amend the back catalogue by
removing the problematic themes.
Much as Kevin Spacey is being
carefully expunged from films and
TV series.
So, how about:
The Spy Who Loved #MeToo?
Dr No Means No?
From Russia With Luvvies?
A party that recognises that this is a
country built on Christian values, even if
we don’t all go to church.
Not Islamist values — no sharia law, no
more rogue schools teaching children how
to hate. Find and close those mosques
where extremists gather. But not secular
values, either. Christian values.
The
number
of
people
going
to
university to get tenth-rate degrees and
leaving themselves in massive debt and
with no job — cut the places by 75 per
cent. And scrap tuition fees
for the rest.
And develop apprenticeships and technical colleges.
A party which recognises
the extraordinary gifts the
UK has given to the world
and is not ashamed of
our past, but deeply proud
of it.
No more divisive identity
politics.
No more promotion of
the
latest
fad,
transgenderism.
Investment
in
our
regions to narrow the
chasm between London
and the rest.
An animal welfare bill
which outlaws the cruel
and degrading treatment
of farm animals.
That’s all for starters —
we should have all that
lot sorted by the end of
the first term.
But I don’t suppose it
will catch on . . .
DOG LIKES
BARKING
TALKING like an idiot to
your dog actually works,
according to a new study.
It makes it easier for
your pooch to understand what you’re saying.
So it’s OK for my wife to
say to our mutt, Jessie, in
a really stupid, highpitched voice: “Hello little
Princess Pickle Pie!
Wuddoo like a lickle
walkie-walkie, then?”
I always thought Jessie
was sat there thinking:
“Stop talking to me like
that, you deranged cow.”
But apparently not. She
LIKES it. Learn something
new every day.
l
SO what are the
Russkies up to,
again? A secret agent
and his daughter
poisoned in Salisbury.
And we all know they
have form with this kind
of stuff. Both in the Cold
War era and right now.
Nothing we do will
stop Putin murdering
his opponents, here or
in Russia.
But I suppose we have
to try something. Dig up
a bit of hard evidence
and then slap sanctions
on Russia.
The country acts with
total impunity at the
moment.
l
SPOOKY stuff.
The Duchess of
Cambridge has fingers
which are ALL THE
SAME LENGTH.
I knew there was
something a bit weird
about that woman.
One day soon a
photographer will catch
her secretly swallowing a
whole, live, guinea pig as
her eyes glow yellow.
It might well be an alien
plot to take over our
Royal Family.
I suspect it began in
1948, when Charlie was
born.
16 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
COURT FRENZY AS
HATE DUO JAILED
SUPPORTERS of far-right group
Britain First hurled abuse at a
“left-wing” Press and justice system after its leaders were found
guilty of hate crimes yesterday.
Leader Paul Golding, 36, and deputy
Jayda Fransen, 32, launched a “political campaign” branding Muslims as
paedophiles and rapists.
They targeted relatives
and associates of three
Muslim
men
and
a
teenager being tried for
the rape of a teen girl.
As well as banging
on doors and abusing
those
inside,
they
Fransen . . & Golding
By JOHN LUCAS
posted offensive leaflets in Ramsgate,
Kent, and put videos online. The pair,
of Penge, South East London, denied
religiously-aggravated harassment but
a judge said they showed hostility
towards Muslims and convicted them.
Supporters hurled abuse at court
staff and reporters, calling the
proceedings
at
Folkestone
magistrates’ court a shambles. One said: “If we say
anything these days we get
sent to prison.”
Fransen got 36 weeks’ jail
and Golding 18 weeks. Both
got restraining orders and
must pay a total of
£2,500 to victims.
2GM
Failed flu
jabs cost
FLU cases are up more
than sixfold at some hospitals over the past year
despite
many
patients
having had jabs.
Vaccinations failed to
protect them, Society for
Acute Medicine presidentelect Dr Sue Crossland
told a committee of MPs.
Current president Nick
Scriven previously said
admissions could have
been halved this winter if
health chiefs had not told
GPs to use a cheaper jab.
NOT EVERYONE IS
IN HIS POMP
Jason Jagodzinski, 38,
will watch Portsmouth FC
from “posh seats” after a
£1million scratchcard win.
WELCOME . . .
meeting Queen
at Buckingham
Palace yesterday
BRITAIN’S close relationship with
Saudi Arabia saves British lives,
Theresa May said yesterday in a
staunch defence of rolling out the
red carpet for its Crown Prince.
Referring to intelligence sharing,
she said: “The link we have . . .
has saved the lives of potentially
hundreds of people.”
In a major breakthrough, Mrs
May also convinced Mohammad
bin Salman to drop a blockade
preventing aid reaching Yemen.
This had been the major cause
of protests against the prince’s
three-day trip, which included
lunch with the Queen yesterday.
On the royal’s first day in
London, the PM also struck
£65billion worth of trade and
investment deals.
Meanwhile, No10 slapped down
Jeremy Corbyn for falsely accusing
the Government of “colluding”
with Saudi war crimes.
Here, we take a closer look at
the controversial reformer prince.
By
OLIVER HARVEY
YES
Women allowed
to watch football
Female driving
ban lifted at last
Chief Feature Writer
WHEN
Saudi
Crown
Prince
Mohammad bin Salman’s father
visited
Japan
last
year
he
descended from his private jet on
a golden escalator.
Arriving in London yesterday the
prince, credited with dragging Saudi
Arabia into the 21st century, made do
with the usual airline steps.
The man known as MBS has
pledged to do things differently in the
oil-rich, ultra-conservative nation that
is a byword for religious extremism,
human rights abuses and corruption.
Hence Britain laying on the bellsand-whistles three-day state visit for
the heir, who already effectively rules
Saudi — a key trade and defence ally.
Whitehall sees MBS as a radical
reformer willing to face down Saudi’s
old guard — and, crucially, become an
even bigger trade partner after Brexit.
His sweeping changes include allowing women to drive and go to football
matches, and lifting a ban on cinemas.
He has also clamped down on corruption among the Saudi elite and
called for religious moderation.
But the 32-year-old is also the
architect of Saudi’s blood-drenched
Yemen war — using British and American-supplied weapons — that has
claimed at least 10,000 civilian lives.
To hail his arrival in Britain, the
Saudis have bombarded London with
a feelgood advertising campaign.
Motorway billboards picture a regallooking MBS in traditional red and
white headdress, and insist: “He’s
bringing change to Saudi Arabia.”
Taxis and lorries were emblazoned
with his image and the hashtag “Wel-
Wealthy trading
ally after Brexit
come Saudi Crown Prince”. The
Times carried an ad showing the
Union and Saudi flags with the
caption “United Kingdoms”.
Yet the Saudi media-spinners could
do nothing about the protesters.
They gathered outside No10 to vent
their fury at Saudi military action in
famine-blighted Yemen, which has
included the blockade of rebel-held
ports, preventing life-saving aid.
They were unaware that inside, the
Prime Minister was convincing the
prince to drop the blockade and
allow in humanitarian help.
Earlier, Rob Williams, chief executive at charity War Child UK said:
“Britain is complicit in the humanitarian crisis in Yemen through providing diplomatic support to Saudi
Arabia, as well as selling our most
hi-tech and deadly weapons.”
But who is MBS? And are his
reforms just another mirage from the
crucible of Islamism that produced 15
of the 19 9/11 hijackers? Born in the
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ROLLING OUT RED CARPET FOR PRINCE ‘MBS’
FUTURE . . .
prince and
Saudi capital
Riyadh
CHATEAU . . .
cost £225million
TREAT . . . £360million
yacht bought on whim
NO
RECORD
. . . da
Vinci pic
cost £342m
capital Riyadh to the third wife of
the now-King Salman, the young
prince studied law in his homeland
before becoming personal aide to
his father.
When Salman, now 82, became
king in 2015, MBS was appointed
Minister for Defence.
After Iran-backed Houthi rebels
took over Sanaa, the biggest city in
neighbouring Yemen, he hit back
with air strikes and the naval
blockade. Meanwhile, the rebels
have fired ballistic missiles deep in
to Saudi Arabia.
Experts say Iran wants Yemen,
where lawless areas are also home
to al-Qaeda, to become a “Saudi
Vietnam”.
Meanwhile, although Saudi does
not recognise the state of Israel, the
two countries have forged behindthe-scenes diplomatic and intelligence links to confront enemy Iran.
But with the declining health of
his father, MBS has also taken up
Arabian
knight in
shining
armour?
the reins beyond issues of defence
and has begun sweeping changes.
His aim is to liberalise Saudi society and end it’s “addiction” to oil.
His economic plans include a
new business zone bigger than
Wales and luring tourist bucks.
He has also urged moderation in
religion in a conservative nation
dominated by the severe Wahhabi
strand of Islam for decade.
Bought world’s most
expensive home
Last year the prince announced:
“We are returning to what we were
before — a country of moderate
Islam that is open to all religions
and to the world.
“We will not spend the next 30
years of our lives dealing with
destructive ideas. We will destroy
them today. We will end extremism
very soon.”
Then
in
November
came
a
“purge” of fellow princes, ministers,
businessmen
and
senior
civil
servants accused of corruption.
Yet a month later MBS was criticised for extravagance, after it
emerged he was the buyer of “the
world’s most expensive home” — a
£225million French chateau.
Chateau Louis XIV, which sits in
a 57-acre landscaped park near
Versailles, boasts two ballrooms and
a moat featuring an underwater
“meditation room” with views of the
resident sturgeon. There is also a
gold-leafed fountain which can be
controlled by iPhone.
And in 2015 MBS reportedly
bought a 440ft yacht from a Russian vodka tycoon for £360million,
on a whim after spotting it at sea.
He is also said to be the buyer of
Leonardo
da
Vinci’s
Salvator
Mundi, which sold for £342million
late last year, the highest price ever
paid for a painting. And amid all
this lavish spending, charities have
hit out at continued human rights
abuses under MBS.
Charity Reprieve says that the
number of executions has doubled
under his rule.
And Amnesty International claims
reforms in Saudi Arabia were
“largely a mirage”.
It said “peaceful critics” of the
government were still being thrown
in jail and women still have to get
permission from men if they want
to travel, be educated or get a job.
This week Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry wrote that
the prince’s three-day visit proved
the Government “doesn’t care a jot
about human rights”.
The Labour MP added: “This is
the man behind the rolling blockade of Yemen’s rebel-held ports,
preventing the supply of essential
food, medicine and fuel to Yemeni
civilians, and — on all the available
evidence — breaching international
law by using starvation as a
Bloody war in
Yemen rages on
Human rights
record shameful
Protesters say
No10 ‘complicit’
weapon of war.” Mrs May said
before meeting MBS that she will
make clear to him that, “We
urgently need to see progress on
the
political
track,
which
is
ultimately the only way to end the
conflict and humanitarian suffering
in Yemen”.
She also said: “We are seeing
reforms in Saudi Arabia and
encourage it.”
Post-Brexit Britain wants to be at
the front of the queue as Saudi
petro dollars are invested more
widely.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al
Jubeir said this week: “We’re
bullish about Britain.
“Our countries have relied on
each other in many areas and I
don’t expect this to change [after
Brexit] I expect this to increase
and to become even stronger.”
Britain’s red carpet is unlikely to
be tugged from under MBS’s feet
any time soon.
18 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
Sick kids
‘care fail’
GPs are telling kids to
exaggerate
mental
health issues to boost
their chances of getting
help, a watchdog warns.
A review found too
many had to reach crisis
point before receiving
specialist treatment.
The Care Quality Commission said kids too
often faced barriers.
Official data suggests
only a third of mentally
unwell children successfully access services.
The Department of
Health and Social Care
said it was committed to
improving mental health.
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TIME IN SUN CUTS BIG C RISK
TANS BEAT
TUMOURS
SPENDING time in the
sun slashes cancer
risk by up to half, a
study claims.
It is the best source of
vitamin D, and scientists
found adults with the
highest levels saw their
chances of liver cancer
drop by 55 per cent.
For prostate cancer
the fall was 36 per
cent and for breast
cancer 22 per cent.
The dangers of
sun
exposure
causing skin cancer are well documented — but
this suggests being
too sun safe may
have its own risks.
Experts say 15 min-
By NICK McDERMOTT
Health Editor
utes of sunshine a day can
top up vitamin D stocks, and
urge Brits with low levels to
use supplements. Vitamin D
is also found in eggs, fortified
cereals and oily fish.
The Japanese study, in the
journal BMJ, followed 34,000
adults for 16 years.
Sophia Lowes, of Cancer Research UK,
said the results
for Asian populations might not
be
the
same
for everyone.
She
added:
“It’s not clear if
being deficient
just reflects poor
general health.”
nick.mcdermott
@the-sun.co.uk
55%
drop in liver
cancer among
people exposed
to sunlight
IT SHORE HAS CHANGED
Court . . . Gabbai
Graduate
‘had rape
fantasies’
By JOHN LUCAS
A CAMBRIDGE graduate
carried out sex attacks on
three women after telling
one he was “into rape
fantasies”, a court heard.
Edward
Gabbai,
30,
who has a doctorate from
the
university,
forcibly
held down a teenage
escort as she struggled to
get away as “part of the
role play”, it was said.
But when the woman
objected to sex he went
on to rape her, Kingston
crown court was told.
Gabbai was arrested in
2016 after another alleged
victim claimed he slapped
and strangled her during
sex. A third said she was
raped after sharing a cab
home with Gabbai.
QC Russell Flint said it
seemed Gabbai, of Borehamwood, Herts, “liked to
inflict hurt” on sexual
partners. Gabbai denies
five counts of rape. The
trial continues.
AFTER
BEFORE
A BEACH is stripped of its sand after being
blasted by the Beast from the East.
Bone-chilling winds and rough seas battered
the shore at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside.
Golden sands were swept away — leaving a
rocky waste.
A shocked dog walker said: “The beach has
been transformed. I don’t even recognise it.”
The same bad weather last week also wiped
sand from the beach at Winterton-on-Sea, near
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, right.
BEFORE
AFTER
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
DESIGNER SLASHES HUBBY,, 40,,
FOR BEDDING WOMAN IN HER 70s
No records . . Dr Towu
‘First time
op’ of tot
death Dr
ADMITTED
AFFAIR
Hubby Simon hurt
his ankles fleeing
Laudat, right
By ROBIN PERRIE
A BABY died after a
surgeon
performed
a
complex
operation
on
him despite no records of
him doing the surgery
before, an inquest heard.
Emmanuel Towuaghanste, known as Dr Towu,
did a primary abdominal
closure on two-day-old
Paul Mitchelhill.
He claimed he had
done it around 20 times.
But
the
baby
died
hours later and a probe
found no records of him
performing the surgery,
the hearing was told.
Other surgeons said a
safer op was available.
Dr Towu, 62, blamed
intensive care staff for
the death at Great North
Children’s Hospital, Newcastle. He apologised to
parents Irene, 33, and
Paul, 37, of Carlisle. Newcastle inquest continues.
Tragedy
of rail girl
A GIRL of 15 was killed
when she was hit by a
train at a level crossing.
Emergency
services
were called to the scene
on Tuesday afternoon.
The crossing is close to
Weston Milton railway
station
in
Westonsuper-Mare, Somerset.
British Transport Police
said: “The girl’s family
are being supported by
specially-trained
family
liaison officers.
“Her death is not being
treated as suspicious and
a file will be prepared
for the coroner.”
TEEN IN ‘KILL’ QUIZ
A boy of 16 was arrested on suspicion of murder after a female’s body
was found at a home in
St Clears, West Wales.
FASHION
VICTIM
19
By ALEX DIAZ
A CHILDREN’S fashion
designer slashed her
husband with a pair of
scissors over his affair
with a pensioner.
Charlotte
Laudat,
31,
lashed out after finding
naked photos of a woman
“in her late seventies” on
his mobile phone.
A court heard she inflicted
eight wounds on Simon, 40,
telling him “you are going to
die tonight”.
Fearing for his life, he
jumped out of a first-floor
window at her flat in Finsbury
Park, North London, damaging his ankles. He now needs
a wheelchair to get around.
At Blackfriars crown court
yesterday
pregnant
Laudat
wept in the dock as she was
warned she faced jail.
The court heard she found
photos of the elderly woman
on her husband’s phone after
the couple had been on a
property management course
in Milton Keynes last October.
Laudat said: “I saw various
pictures of a lady in her late
seventies, naked. I never want
to see them again.”
She explained her husband
and the woman had an
“agreement”
for
£50
and
dinner, adding: “It was a sex
meeting that was going on,
which was even weirder.”
Laudat said at first she
thought it was a joke but her
husband admitted to the affair
and came to her flat to talk.
Prosecutor Gino Connor told
the court that, after a phone
call to the woman in the
photos, Laudat lost it.
He said: “She was screaming
abuse. She started to slash at
his face, saying ‘I will cut your
eye open’.”
Giving
evidence
from
a
wheelchair, Mr Laudat said:
“After she hit me the first time
with the scissors I backed
away because I was in shock.
“She then put the scissors
inside the knuckles and basically punched me.”
He grabbed her hair to try
to disarm her then leapt out
of the kitchen window.
Laudat, who designed kids’
clothes under the Little Lott
London
brand,
admitted
unlawful wounding and GBH.
She was released on bail for
sentencing on April 13.
alex.diaz@the-sun.co.uk
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2GM
MUSIC BIBLE PRINTS ITS LAST EDITION
PARSONS
KNOWS . . .
Tony with
Bruce
Springsteen
Stone me . . . Matias
Kids’ £10
tool ends
avocado
injuries
By HANNAH STUBBS
SIX teenage boys have
invented a gadget to beat
“avocado hand” injuries
that is set to go on sale.
They built the Avogo,
which slices and destones the pear, for a
design contest after one
of them, Shiven Patel,
hurt himself cutting one.
His parents began to
use the pewter tool and
it won the London Design Museum first prize.
The Brighton College
kids — Pietro Pignatti,
Morano Campori, Seth
Rickard, Felix Winstanley,
and Shiven, all 14, and
Matias Paz Linares, 13,
now aim to raise funds
for charity by making
250, selling at £10 each.
Shiven said: “My cut
helped.” The Avogo uses
a hook to slice the pear
and spear the stone. One
London hospital treats
four people a week for
avocado-related injuries.
cheesy
CHAT- UPS
If
had
bo
you hold it
against me?
Car nick
‘kid grab’
TWO teenagers allegedly
stole a Mercedes with a
two-year-old child inside.
The duo posed as Good
Samaritans to help a
driver stuck in mud.
But once the car was
free they jumped in and
sped off, it is claimed.
The motor was later
found abandoned nearby
with the child still in it.
The teens, aged 13 and
16, were held and quizzed
over the alleged incident
on
a
busy
road
in
Arbourthorne, Sheffield.
Cops said: “A car was
stolen with the owner’s
two-year-old child inside.
“The car and child
were located a short distance away.”
TIRED, OUT
One in 20 workers have
rung in sick up to four
times in the past year
complaining of sleep deprivation, research shows.
By TONY PARSONS
FOR 66 years it has been the
bible of the music industry.
But yesterday NME announced
it will be stopping weekly print
versions after Friday’s edition
to go online only. It became
free three years ago.
Here, a Sun writer who began
his career with three crazy
years at the mag reflects on
the end of an era . . .
PICTURE the scene. A freshfaced 22-year-old is sent to
interview The Clash shortly
before their first album is
released.
Today, the venue would be some
plush hotel in a trendy part of
London, or in the drab offices of
their music label.
But back in the late 1970s we had
the kind of access that
would turn today’s music
journalists
green
with
envy.
So, our meeting was on
the Tube, on the Circle
Line, to be precise. And
that’s where I spent the
afternoon going round and
round on the underground
with Joe Strummer and his
bandmates,
fuelled
by
amphetamine sulphate and
cans of Foster’s.
At Liverpool Street station we
crammed into a photo booth to
share a gram of speed and laughed
hysterically
when
a
suspicious
policeman tried to open the curtain.
That was a normal day at work
on NME.
Walking into those offices on
my first day in 1977, a fresh-faced
lad from Billericay, Essex, was like
walking through the wardrobe door
into Narnia.
It could not have been more
different to my previous job at a gin
factory in North London, and I felt
the most incredible sense of
excitement every single day I
worked there.
You never knew what you
might find, whether it was
Debbie Harry sitting on your
desk or Iggy Pop trying to
score drugs.
And if you weren’t taking
drugs in that office, you were
the exception.
On my first trip to the
printers, some of the lads who
had been smoking dope with
Bob Marley handed me a joint
so powerful that I just melted
into a puddle on the floor.
Editorial
meetings
weren’t complete without a
spliff being passed around.
No one cared if we
breathed fumes of alcohol
over the typewriters after
a three-day bender, so
long
as
we
hit
our
deadlines.
The only person who
was ever put out by our
behaviour was a female
journalist on Horse &
Hound
magazine,
who
shared the 21st floor of
King’s
Reach
Tower,
London, with us. Every so
often she would storm into what we
called our ‘reviewing room’ to turn
our music down, to which we always
fell about laughing of course.
I remember going to Copenhagen
in my cheap leather jacket to
interview Iggy Pop, who, even then,
looked like a recently exhumed
corpse. We ended up in a jazz club
where he got this bearded Danish
band to play Lust For Life with him
while he swung topless from the
lights and crawled through broken
beer bottles on the floor.
It was one wild adventure after
another. You could be having a pint
hacks were
more rock ’n’ roll
than cover stars
TOP LINE . .
Tony, right,
with The
Clash on
Tube. Inset,
mag cover
POP CULTURE . . . classic front pages and, right, this Friday’s final NME
with Robert Plant from
Led Zeppelin in the Roxy
club in Covent Garden
one
day
then
writing
about
Keith
Richards
driving his Bentley into a
ditch the next.
To a suburban, sheltered
boy like me, it was like
another world which now feels like
some distant dream.
I’d never been on a plane before I
was sent to America with Thin
Lizzy. None of us had ever seen a
minibar until we went to a Sex
Pistols gig in Leeds.
There was this unbelievable lineup — the Pistols, The Clash, The
Heartbreakers, Buzzcocks — and all
everyone was talking about was this
magical cupboard in your hotel
room that opens up like a fridge
and has mini bottles of vodka and
Toblerone bars there for you to take.
We got away with a lot of riotous
behaviour because we
were so successful.
We
sold
250,000
copies every issue, a
figure most national
newspapers
can’t
reach
now. There were some incredibly
talented writers on there, ones I
admired enormously and I will be
forever grateful they took me on,
because no one else would have
given a lad like me such an
opportunity.
People were fanatical about the
NME
because
music
was
so
important then, and because there
was no other form of getting
information about it.
People like Jonathan Ross and
Neil Tennant, from the Pet Shop
Boys, used to go up to Tottenham
Court Road to get a copy from our
office the day before it hit the
streets
because
they
were
so
passionate about it.
The beauty of “the paper”, as we
called it was that it never got old. It
only ever catered for the under 25s.
When you were 25, as a writer or
a reader, you were burned out.
But NME itself is 66 years old
now, and it’s done well to survive
when
many
other
similar
publications have long gone.
I’m not going to mourn it just yet.
It’s gone into the digital hospice,
with one foot in the grave, but it’s
not dead yet.
You can blame technology, but the
real problem is the state of music
today.
There had always been great
music to write about. In the ’60s,
there was The Beatles, the Stones,
The Kinks and Pink Floyd, in the
’70s it was The Jam, Buzzcocks, the
Stranglers, the Clash . . .
Then there was Stone Roses,
Madchester, The Smiths, Oasis and
Blur.
We haven’t got that same buzz
about the music scene right now.
People don’t join bands like they
used to, teenagers’ lives don’t revolve
around music the way mine used to.
When the most exciting music
news of the year is the return of the
Rolling Stones, it says a lot about
the state of music today.
And that makes me sad, more so
than the inevitable transformation
of NME.
1GM
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
GOOD FOR PAD Cops release drug
suspect who didn’t
poo for 47 days...
Autistic . . . George
Agony of
hanged
exam lad
FREE
TO GO
By LAUREN VEEVERS
A TROUBLED teenager
killed himself after being
“failed” by authorities, an
inquest was told.
Autistic George Lomas,
16, had put pressure on
himself to excel in his
GCSEs, but struggled to
cope after leaving school.
His GP referred him to
the local council children’s services, but they
decided he did not meet
the “threshold” for help.
Instead they emailed a
list of counselling services
— to the wrong address.
Weeks
later
George
was found hanging from
the banister at his dad’s
home in Pinxton, Derbys.
Days later he obtained
outstanding exam results.
Mum Zoe Willis told
the inquest: “It takes a lot
for a boy of 16 to come
forward and say, ‘I’m
depressed and need help’.
“I put my trust in the
doctors and children’s services, but they failed us.”
Derbyshire’s
assistant
coroner
Peter
Nieto
adjourned the inquest.
By ROB PATTINSON
A SUSPECTED drugs dealer who went 47 days
without a poo has been released — amid fears that
not going to the toilet could kill him.
Lamarr Chambers, 24, was arrested on January 17 and
charged with possessing drugs with intent to supply.
3yrs’ free
park con
A & FLEE
Wards were evacuated
as 50 crew tackled a fire
at Coventry’s University
Hospital yesterday.
He was suspected of scoffing a batch of drugs during a chase.
Police were unable to tell for certain because he refused to do a
number two — breaking the previous record of 33 days.
Chambers, who had continued eating and drinking in his cell,
was said to have rejected the
offer of laxatives and an X-ray
at Harlow police station, Essex.
This week the case against
him was dropped after prosecution lawyers decided it was no
longer in the public interest.
A source close to the investigation claimed the decision was
linked to serious health concerns for Chambers — whose
SUN doctor CAROL COOPER
lawyer had argued he was at
writes: Going this length of
risk of dying without treatment.
time without doing a poo is
The CPS’s Angela Deal said:
undeniably bad for health.
“Essex Police decided on March
The stools become harder
5 they could no longer detain the
until they form a thick plug.
suspect in custody.”
Evacuation then becomes
Chambers, of Brixton, South
impossible without help.
London, was immediately reThe bowel above
arrested on suspicion
the blockage swells,
of dealing Class A
and can squeeze or
drugs but bailed so
displace
other
he could seek hospital
organs.
treatment.
A
police
spokesIt has been known
woman said: “He was
for a fatal heart
detained for 47 days.”
attack to result.
rob.pattinson@
Risk . . . large intestine
the-sun.co.uk
Delay can
be deadly
Picture: BACKGRID
A CORRUPT town parking chief cancelled her
and her partner’s tickets
for three years.
Melissa Holloway altered
addresses, leading bailiffs
to visit innocent motorists.
Reading JPs gave the
mum a suspended jail
term and 100 hours’ community work. She was
told to pay £1,116 costs.
Council bosses fired her
after she admitted fraud.
21
PADDY
McGuinness
happily
scoffs
ice
cream now wife Christine has stopped giving
him the cold shoulder.
The Take Me Out
host, 44, was snapped
on a night out with
singer Nicole Appleton.
But Christine, 29, is
now chilled in Wilmslow, Cheshire — and
later braved the cold
to film Real Housewives
of Cheshire, right.
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HARRIS has bu CALVIN
hatchet with RITried the
He followed his A ORA.
former
girlfriend
and
new man, mu her
ANDREW WATTsician
Instagram. Calvin, on
Rita had a bitter and
split
almost four yea
rs ago.
tour she was already five
tours in, battling hip injuries. Nobody knows how
she’s done it. She never
moans – she does have a
great team though. They
help. Everyone helps
keep the ship together.”
Gaga ditched her final
ten tour dates, including
gigs in London and Manchester, due to agonising pain.
She said: “I’m so
devastated. All I
know is that if I
don’t do this, I
am not standing by the
words
or
meaning
of
my
music.”
MARVEL’S
Black Panther
continues to
dominate,
topping the
charts for a
third week on
the trot and pushing its
takings to £35.4million.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE’s
spy thriller Red Sparrow
made its debut with a solid
£1.68million, placing it at
No2. The Greatest
Showman is at No3.
signing
bi
GAGA IN STUDIO
LADY GAGA is back in
the recording studio after
health problems made
her axe her latest tour.
She has again teamed
up with Born This Way
and Artpop producer DJ
White Shadow in Cannon
Beach, Oregon – an area
with “healing properties”.
Speaking exclusively,
her
bassist
JONNY
GOOOD, who has just
unveiled his new solo
album, said Gaga,
right, is desperate
to get back to full
strength in time
for her Las Vegas
residency
late
this year.
He said: “By
the Joanne
LIMP BIZKIT
frontman
FRED DURST
is directing a
film starring
JOHN
TRAVOLTA.
The Grease actor will play
the title character Moose, a
movie fan obsessed with
his favourite action hero
who eventually attempts to
destroy the star’s life. It is
inspired by Fred’s own
experience with a fan.
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JOHN
BOYEGA was
disappointed
with his fight
scenes in
Star Wars.
The actor,
Finn in the franchise, said:
“I didn’t expect it to be that
quick. I was like, ‘Wait,
what?’ He’s been ramped
up for a big fight then it was
over in a second. Hopefully
Finn gets a longer fight in
Star Wars nine.”
new
bi
AFTER
stealing the
spotlight at
the Oscars in
a recycled
dress and
Ugg slippers,
TIFFANY HADDISH has
been signed to star in The
List. She will play a woman
who is released from
prison and reunited with
her sister – who may be
getting catfished by a man
online.
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raised.
MY TEAM: Stuart Pink,
THE J-LAW OF
THE BEDROOM
WITH her stunning looks and cheeky
personality, JENNIFER LAWRENCE has no
problem getting a bloke.
But the actress has revealed she is not
the confident party girl she’s made out to be
– and says she hasn’t had sex for “a very long
time” because she’s terrified of catching
diseases. She even hates hugs for fear of
picking up bugs.
The Oscar-winner, inset, who has dated
COLDPLAY
frontman
CHRIS
MARTIN and actor NICHOLAS
HOULT, explained: “I am all
bark and no bite. I always
talk like I want d***, but the
truth is when I look back at
my sexual past it was
always with boyfriends.
“I talk like I like it, but I
don’t really do it. I am
mostly also a germaphobe. I
have made it this far without
an STI. D*** is dangerous.”
J-Law’s obsession with catching
illnesses means she even hates shaking hands,
which she labels rude, and insists all of her
boyfriends are thoroughly checked over by a
doctor before getting near her bedroom.
She adds: “If I was at the point where I could
get an STI, doctors have already been involved.
That is how much of a germaphobe I am.
“I am not in a relationship. I am making it clear
that I have not had sex in a very long time. I
would like to have a relationship, you know. It is
hard out there.”
With her total fear of physical contact, I’m not
sure she’s really sending out a romance vibe.
HE’S known for baring his soul in his songs
but YEARS & YEARS frontman OLLY
ALEXANDER takes things to a new level as the
gay singer reveals he has had secret flings with
straight men in comeback tune Sanctify.
He said: “I’ve had a few romantic encounters
with guys who identified as straight. Usually we
would meet as friends then, at a certain point,
we’d tip over into something more sexual.
“I was inspired to write a song about that
experience in a way that connects to my own
coming out journey. I’m on the other side of that
now but I still feel how painful it was and that’s
something I wanted to communicate.”
And Olly, above, teased he will be sharing
more intimate details in the trio’s forthcoming
album, due out in the summer, saying: “I want to
let people inside my brain. I love living in my
fantasy world, a place where sexuality and
gender are blurred and magic is real.”
Sanctify is out now. I can’t wait to hear the
rest of their second album.
Craig David to
Ed Sheeran
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A NEW
START
JOHN NEWMAN is
making his welcome
return to music after
recuperating from brain
tumour treatment.
The singer has had a
devastating two years
after the shock cancer
diagnosis, but now has
the all-clear and will
undergo six-monthly
check-ups.
John said: “I feel fresh
and renewed and ready to
go. I have new music
ready and it’s a bit
different. It’s pop with a lot
of emotion. It’s a beast.”
Following his diagnosis,
John vowed not to let the
condition hamper his
career – and is still
dreaming of headlining
Glastonbury. With this
kind of determination, you
wouldn’t put it past him.
T
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M
E
W
A-GWEN
On his own
Direction
IT’S never easy meeting
your boyfriend’s ex –
especially when that’s
GWEN STEFANI.
Axed The Voice coach
GAVIN ROSSDALE
introduced new model
girlfriend Sophia
Thomalla, above, to
former wife Gwen for the
first time, above left,
when they met to watch
11-year-old son Kingston
play footie in LA at the
weekend.
NO DOUBT singer
Gwen later kept her
distance as the pair piled
on the PDA, left.
Gwen was glued to her
phone, probably asking
country singer
squeeze BLAKE
SHELTON for
emotional support.
Bet her biggest
cheer came when
the final whistle
blew.
LIAM ‘MORE INTO LIFE AS STAR’
WHILE CHERYL is the one
with
a
chequered
romantic
history,
it’s
boyfriend LIAM PAYNE
who
may
not
be
committed
to
their
relationship long-term.
I can reveal the former 1D
singer is privately questioning if
their two-year partnership can
survive.
And he’s been laying some of the
blame on Cheryl’s closeness to
hands-on mum Joan.
The new development comes after
I broke the story that the couple,
right, have been locked in crisis
talks over their future — with
friends predicting it will soon
be over.
A source close to the couple
revealed: “Up until now everyone has assumed it’s Cheryl
who has gone cold on the relationship but it’s the other way round.
“Liam appears more committed to
a pop star lifestyle than becoming a
real family man.
“He was very keen to marry
Cheryl early on but she wasn’t up
for it because of her two failed
marriages. Since then, he has been
on the road, with Joan spending
more time at the house.”
I really hoped Chez and Liam
would find happiness when I
unveiled
the
bombshell
secret
romance two years ago, despite a
ten-year age gap.
The birth of their baby Bear
seemed a good sign. But very few
people close to the couple now hold
out much hope it will last.
The source added: “Cheryl is very
conscious of the fact she’s viewed as
someone who has had a string of
failed relationships.
“When everyone started talking
about their problems it was her
worst nightmare and she’s become
determined to make it work to
prove the doubters wrong. But
friends think that is impossible.”
Cheryl’s tight-knit circle have
also been concerned about her
weight loss. Hopefully they can
sort things out properly, away
from the PR circus of their
very public lives.
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Boars vs
robo wolf
1st UK POLAR
CUB IN 25YRS
A
ROBOT
wolf
with
flashing red eyes and
white fangs is to be used
by farmers to scare away
wild boars.
The aptly-named Super
Monster Wolf will go into
mass
production
next
month in Japan after
successfully
guarding
crops in trials near the
city of Kisarazu.
The
solar-powered
device — 50cm tall and
65cm long — has sensors
to
detect
approaching
animals. It then lights up
and has a range of
howls to stop any getting
used to it.
It costs £3,480 but can
also be leased.
Pubs get
binge lift
SPENDING in pubs is
growing faster than in
restaurants,
with
Brits
now favouring a night at
the local over eating out.
Boozers saw a rise of
ten per cent in the year
to the end of February —
marginally more than the
9.7 per cent increase in
cash spent on dining out.
Spending on cinema
and theatre trips rose 8.6
per cent, while splashing
out on travel saw a 7.4
per cent lift.
Overall
consumer
spending is up by 3.8 per
cent, says Barclaycard. It
said Brits are striking a
balance between buying
essentials and luxuries.
UNI HORROR
25
PRANK
LED TO
SUICIDE
Social media tragedy
A
MEDICAL
student
killed himself after his
pals shared details of a
fling he had in a social
media prank.
Edward Senior, 22, sent a
private message to friends
to tell them about a “brief
relationship” he had with a
fellow student.
DNA edit
cures OK
But they shared it with
hundreds of other students as a joke. The
woman he had the fling
with is also believed to
have seen the message.
Embarrassed
Edward
feared being kicked out
of medical school in
Swansea,
ending
his
dream of becoming a
By EMMA JAMES
Picture: CHANNEL 4
EIGHT in ten people
support using gene editing to tackle deadly conditions such as leukaemia
and muscular dystrophy.
Some 73 per cent agree
with it for non-deadly
ailments like arthritis.
And a similar figure
back doing it on mosquitoes to curb malaria.
But 60 per cent do not
want it to boost IQ or
fitness — and 69 per cent
disprove of it altering
features such as eyes, a
Royal Society poll said.
Prof
Robin
LovellBadge said: “Decisions on
these genetic tools should
involve all sectors of
society.” Gene editing lets
scientists change DNA.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
A PROUD mother polar bear stands guard
over her little bundle of joy — the first
cub born in Britain for 25 years.
The curious youngster was snapped as
it finally emerged for its first roll in the
snow nearly three months after its birth.
It had spent 12 weeks feeding on
mum Victoria’s milk in its den at Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland.
Keepers do not yet know if the Scottish-terrier sized cub — whose dad Arktos is seen with Victoria, right — is a girl
or boy. Either way, it’s unbearably cute.
Message . . . Edward
Sun
AROUND 100 judges
at the British Pie
Awards
munched
through
1,000
of
them yesterday in
Melton
Mowbray,
Leics. Winners will
be named tomorrow.
SPOT
By ALEX WEST
doctor. He returned distraught
to his family home in Raglan,
South Wales, where he was
found hanged in woodland.
Tributes have been paid to
the
“blond-haired
charmer”,
known as Ted. Brother Max
said: “He had a rare ability to
light up a room with his wide
smile, mop of blond hair and
special charm.
“Ted was a friend to
everyone and always did
his utmost to help people.
He embodied all the right
values on how to live.”
Swansea
University
refused to say if Ted had
been suspended before
his death last month.
An inquest has been
opened and adjourned.
Police
are
also
investigating.
CAR FOB-BERY
TWO thieves were seen on CCTV stealing a
Mercedes in just 60 seconds with a gadget
which can start luxury cars without keys.
A string of crooks have used the devices to
relay signals from the fob in the owner’s
house while they lurk outside. The car unlocks
and the starter button can be pressed.
Cops are hunting the latest culprits caught
on camera in Solihull, West Mids.
26 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
1GM
Memory
fade at 13
THE brain’s key memory
centre stops regenerating
after adolescence, new
research suggests.
It contradicts previous
claims hippocampal neurons — nerve cells vital to
retrieving information —
replenish
themselves
throughout adulthood.
US scientists found no
evidence of new nerve
cell growth in the dentate
gyrus after the age of 13.
They found the same in
macaque monkeys. It is
also believed to be the
case in dolphins, porpoises and whales.
Dr
Arturo
AlvarezBuylla, of the University
of California, said: “Neurogenesis
is
extremely
rare in adult humans.”
Tudor era
earn-hers
TUDOR
and
Stuart
women spent more time
earning cash than on
family care, a study says.
Agricultural work and
making and selling goods
formed over two-thirds of
their day. Cleaning, cooking and childcare took
up less than a third.
They formed half of the
people working in sales
and managing cash.
And they did 40 per
cent of jobs in farming
and making and moving
goods and food in the
15th to 18th centuries.
Exeter University’s Prof
Jane Whittle said: “They
had a significant role in
male-dominated activities.
“It’s likely they worked
longer hours than men.”
My 20st
catfish
catch
AN ecstatic angler struggles to hold his
record-breaking catch — a 20st catfish
which looks more like it’s holding him.
German Benjamin Grunder, 37, thought
his hook had caught on a tree when the
8.8ft-long specimen snapped at his bait.
He spent 45 minutes reeling in the wels
catfish on Italy’s River Po before posing
for photos and returning it safely to the
depths. Ben said: “It was monstrous.”
CUT POWER PRICE
£5bn Sun victory over energy network fatcats
By DANIEL JONES
GREEDY groups that run
energy firms’ pipes and ings of more than £5billion
cables must cut profits over five years.
The Sun revealed last year
and pass savings to fam- that
they currently make comilies, thanks to The Sun. bined profits of £7.5billion a
Exposed . . . Sun story
Regulators said the network firms, which have the
monopoly on getting power
to homes, must deliver sav-
year, with fatcat bosses on pay
deals of up to £6million a year.
Around £290 of a typical bill
goes to the firms, with around
£96 of that pure profit. Our rev-
elations led to MPs and watchdogs demanding action.
Ofgem yesterday said the network firms, different from providers such as British Gas and
E.ON, face a “tougher approach”
that would deliver the savings.
It said they must limit shareholders’ payouts to between three
and five per cent from 2021.
The regulator said that will
result in lower returns for
energy network firms and significant savings for consumers.
It estimated savings of about
£15 to £25 per year on dual fuel
for consumers who pay for networks through their energy bills.
Consumer experts called it
great news — but urged Ofgem
to look next at the “ridiculous
postcode lottery” that sees some
people pay £139 more for energy.
daniel.jones@the-sun.co.uk
2GM
‘Trust’ . . DCS Worron
Detective
spied on
ex’s lover
By ROB PATTINSON
A JEALOUS cop used
the
Police
National
Computer to snoop on
his ex’s new lover.
Det Con Ryan Burgess,
35, identified him from
his car’s registration after
taking
snaps
of
the
motor outside her home.
Burgess,
whose
kids
told him about the new
boyfriend, told his bosses
he thought the motor was
linked to drug dealing.
He also looked up the
man’s Facebook profile.
Burgess, a cop in Essex
for 13 years, was found
guilty of gross misconduct. DCS Steve Worron
said: “It is imperative
that the public have trust
in our officers to use
police systems containing
confidential and sensitive
information properly.”
Burgess was given a
final written warning at
a hearing in Chelmsford.
TOAD HORROR
Cruel intruders killed
toads
at
a
primary
school’s outdoor classroom in Bournemouth.
Bump . . Duchess yesterday
By EMILY ANDREWS
A BEAMING Duchess of
Cambridge opens a
charity headquarters
yesterday — weeks
from giving birth to
her third child.
Kate, 36, wearing a
lace-top dress by Seraphine,
chatted
to
pupils
helped
by
Place2Be in Clerkenwell, central London.
She said the charity
led the way in kids’
mental health.
Baby blue Kate
27
MEGHAN’S
HEN BASH
IN
SOHO*
*That’s Soho Farmhouse spa
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
EXCLUSIVE by JACK ROYSTON
MEGHAN Markle’s three-day
hen do was at celeb haunt
Soho Farmhouse, The Sun
can reveal.
Prince Harry’s fiancee and her
closest pals enjoyed a private
stay at the Cotswolds retreat
where a facial is £110 and full
body massage £160.
Cabins at the five-star hotel cost
£330 a night and a glamorous sevenbed farmhouse sleeps 14.
As
the
Sun
on
Sunday
revealed, Made in Chelsea’s
Millie Mackintosh, 28, was
among guests as she revisited
the venue where she and US
actress Meghan were pictured
in 2016.
Fashion designer Misha Nonoo
and fashion PR Violet von Westenholz — both said to have introduced Meg and Harry —
Do . . . venue and, below, Meghan
were also there. The group arrived
on Sunday when the retreat was still
recovering from the recent cold
snap and left on Tuesday.
The hotel, in Great Tew,
Oxfordshire, is a favourite with
celebs from Eddie Redmayne
to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
and with former Prime Minister David Cameron and his
wife Samantha.
Meghan, 36, and Harry, 33,
have both been guests there.
jack.royston@the-sun.co.uk
28 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
HEAD OF CHARITY
IS URGED TO QUIT
PROTESTERS stormed a Save
the Children board meeting amid
claims of a cover-up.
They accused the charity of failing
to act on complaints of inappropriate
behaviour against former chief executive Justin Forsyth.
A leaked report given to BBC Radio
4’s PM programme suggested chairman Sir Alan Parker’s “very close”
relationship with Mr Forsyth may
have affected how he responded
to complaints.
An email from the time recommended Mr Forsyth should not be
alone with female employees after
complaints from three women.
He is alleged to have said
Quit calls . . . Sir Alan
By JOHN LUCAS
to one: “Look, I fancy you, you
fancy me. Why don’t we just stop
pretending?”
Protesters from the Women’s Equality Party interrupted a meeting with
Sir Alan on Tuesday, demanding he
quits as chairman of Save the
Children International.
Save the Children UK said a
new review of workplace ethics is
taking place.
Mr Forsyth told the BBC he
had taken responsibility for his
mistakes, but did “not accept as
accurate some recent media
reports on the details of the
complaints”. Sir Alan said
he had nothing to add.
1GM
Tramps in
jihad fear
A BUSINESS chief says
homeless people should
be banned from a city
centre because terrorists
could hide bombs in their
belongings.
John Hirst, head of a
traders’ group in Bristol,
wrote to a court in support of an injunction to
get a rough-sleeping couple kicked out of the area.
He says terrorists could
place a “device” in homeless people’s boxes and
sleeping bags while they
are left unattended.
STARS KEEPING UP
BRIDGE FALL HORROR
A woman died yesterday
after falling from a flyover at the Port of Dover.
She Shore looks familiar!
Geordie Holly steals Kim’s
platinum tresses
Chloe is singing the same Toon
as her Geordie Shore mate
Holly and reality queen Kim
Former brunette Jess makes
the Wright move with her new
Hollywood hairdo
IT’S twin Kardashian
as these reality
stars all appear to
have modelled
themselves on
selfie fan Kim.
Towie’s Jessica
Wright posted a snap
of herself with a new
blonde do on
Instagram this week
and followers were
quick to point out the
similarities with the
American reality
TV star.
But Jess is not the
only one keeping up
with the Kardashian’s
signature look.
Here AMY
READING presents
the Kim Kardashiclones.
The Kim
What a Turner around. Towie’s
Amber had a boob job last year,
creating Kim-style curves
Pregnant Khloe keeps up with
her big sis by ditching her dark
locks for a lighter look
1GM
WITH KARDASHIAN
PARENTS of boomerang
kids who move back home
see their quality of life
suffer, research shows.
They are likely to be more
miserable than empty-nesters
whose children have established independent lives.
She Cann too – Ferne mimics
Kim’s long glossy hair, pouty lips
and dewy complexion
It Sims everyone loves the
Kardashian look as Towie’s
Chloe rocks the signature locks
-postors
Frankie goes from Essex to
Hollywood with Kim-inspired
blonde locks and long lashes
Twist me Kate – former Towie
star adds loose waves to her
Kardashian-coloured tresses
29
‘BOOMERANG’
KIDS ARE PAIN
The academics at the London
School of Economics and Political
Science concluded: “Parents enjoy
their independence when their
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
There was no impact on parents if
By SHAUN WOOLLER
there were already other children
children leave the home and refill- at the family home.
Study author Dr Marco Tosi
ing an empty nest may be
said: “When children leave home,
regarded as a violation of this.”
marital relationships improve and
They analysed the current
the parents find a new
health and retirement plans
equilibrium.
of couples aged between 50
“They enjoy this stage in
and 75 living in 17 Eurolife, finding new hobbies
pean countries.
The experts found qual- countries were and activities. When adult
analysed by children move back, it is a
ity of life decreased when
n
any offspring moved back,
k
experts for violation of that.”
shaun.wooller@theif there were no other
e
the survey
sun.co.uk
children
still
at
home.
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17
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Foxhunt
kid outfit
PARENTS have blasted
Tesco for selling a foxhunting fancy dress outfit
for children.
The £10.41 costume on
the Tesco website features
a long-tailed red coat
which is typically worn
by the hunt master.
Jon Crabb wrote on the
chain’s Facebook page:
“I’m appalled at how you
are selling redcoat fox
hunters
fancy
dress
clothes for kids.”
James Nicholson added:
“Fox hunting is a highly
abhorrent act. It has
been banned since 2004.”
Tesco said yesterday:
“We’ve listened to customers and have immediately
removed
this
product from sale.”
Sick bug
handy tip
HAND-washing for 20
seconds beats the winter
vomiting bug better than
quarantine or bleaching
surfaces, a study says.
Soap and warm water
are best because cleaned
surfaces are never totally
virus-free, so sufferers
can still pass it on.
Professor Sherry Towers, of Arizona State
University, US. said: “The
primary infection route is
hand to mouth.
“So you can’t be infected if you wash hands
thoroughly before eating
or touching your face.”
The bug, norovirus, is
100 times more infectious
than flu and kills 50,000
under-fives a year.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
ROCKER GETS FAT LIP
Tommy Lee
‘hit by son’
By ANDY HALLS, TV Editor
PAMELA Anderson’s
ex-husband
Tommy
Lee claims their son
knocked him out —
for slagging her off.
The
Mötley
Crüe
drummer, 55, posted a
selfie of a fat lip he
blamed on Brandon, 21.
WHAM, BAM...
THAT’S FOR PAM
Tommy . . with Brandon. Right, lip selfie
His son was said to be
angry after watching a TV
interview featuring Tommy.
In it the musician accused
Pammi of “rehashing old
s***” when she told how he
was jailed for beating her up.
He added: “I guess she
has nothing else going on
and needs attention.”
Tommy claims he was in
bed with fiancee Brittany
Furlan, 31, at the family
home in California when
Brandon, his eldest son with
Pammi, attacked him.
He said: “I asked him to
leave the house and he
knocked me unconscious.
“He ran away from
the police. That’s
the
truth.”
He
later posted the
selfie, captioned:
“You can give
your kids everything . . .
and
they can still
turn
against
you. Good job
Brandon.”
Earlier
reports said
Brandon
acted
in
self-defence.
No arrests
were made.
andy.halls@
the-sun.co.uk
31
32 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
Sir ‘worm’
text fury
A SCHOOL head was
called a “plonker” and an
“idiot” in a text sent to
parents apparently signed
off by a senior teacher.
The malicious message,
which is being investigated, also called Matthew
Tate a “passive aggressive
worm” with a “bullying
style of leadership”.
The
text
was
in
response to a job advert
for a new head of science,
which staff at Hartsdown
Academy in Margate, Kent,
are said to be upset about.
SLIPPERY SLOPE
An 8ft-long boa constrictor was found dead
and almost decapitated at
the bottom of a cliff in
Portreath, Cornwall.
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STILL TO
COME IN
POOCH IS TRAA
Sun Burglars
crocked
THE
DAILY
Women’s Day:
Six little girls tell
us their dreams
PAGES 40 & 41
CITY
Sun
Engine trouble:
Rolls-Royce’s
£580m repair bill
PAGE 49
++PLUS++ Dear Deidre – Page 38 l Letters
and Mystic Meg – Page 45 l Puzzles – Page 47
PENSIONER Maisie Potts,
88, fought off an armed
burglar in her home with
an NHS crutch.
Maisie used husband
Len’s walking aid to trip
up the thief then slipped
out to raise the alarm as
Len, 98, grappled with
him and an accomplice.
Joe Haide, 29, and Victor
Oladipo, 28, who got away
with jewellery, admitted
the Basildon, Essex, burglary at the town’s crown
court. They will be sentenced next month.
4
AGILITY
3
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fast
colle
and
owne
e
four
time,,
To
we p
ing
end
dles,
smarr
arou
CALCULATED MOVE
Maths is the most useful subject for a career,
followed by English and
science, a poll of kids
aged 14 to 18 found.
AGILITY rewards a fast-paced tries he soon realised he could
and attentive dog who can get run in at one end and out of
round a course with ease.
the other.
It requires dogs to jump over
With a bit more practice we
hurdles, crawl through tunnels soon had him running through
and navigate up and down the tunnel to collect a treat
tipping bridges.
from me at the end.
The tunnel is a basic, fun way
Since it was introduced in
for beginners to get some train- 1978, the agility section has
ing, and after I had finally been a big crowd pleaser at
coaxed Buddy in, we had some Crufts
—
though
Buddy’s
success with it.
achievement fell a bit short of
He soon realised that
the show’s 15 obstacles for
running through it was a
the dogs to navigate.
fun
game,
especially
HEATH’S VERDICT
‘Tunnels can
with treats waiting for
“Buddy did great. Norscare dogs
him at the other end.
mally
dogs can get
so let them
We started off by
spooked by the shape
explore first’
getting him used to
and size of a tunnel,
the tunnel, letting
but not this one.
him
smell
and
“His only downfall
explore it, with lots
was
occasionally
of praise as he built
turning round inside
his confidence.
and coming out of the
Throwing treats inside
wrong end. That wouldn’t
encouraged Buddy to run in go down very well in the
and fetch them, and after a few show ring.”
3
HEEL WORK
4
HEELWORK is the party trick balance showed that far too
component of Crufts, where obviously.
creative handlers take to the
While he was on tiptoes, like
ring with their dogs to perform a canine ballerina, I would
a dance routine.
move a treat around his head in
Think Ashleigh and Pudsey on a large circle so he would
Britain’s Got Talent — basically, follow it and perform a messy
anything goes.
spin.
While the Crufts competitors
This was hard work, and after
will be performing some
just a bit of training, Buddy
seriously complex moves,
was tired out and went off
you can start off by
‘A smelly for a nap.
mastering a basic spin.
At this rate a whole
treat helps
With lots of treats
routine would take us a
– I like to use
to
encourage
him,
while, but at least we
salmon
skin’
Buddy
eventually
have one move ticked
managed to work
off the list!
out how to turn —
HEATH’S VERDICT
albeit
slowly,
as
“I don’t think grace
getting a dog to do
and
elegance
are
a
pirouette
is
Buddy’s biggest virtues,
definitely as hard as it
but he did manage to get
sounds.
into the swing of things.
We started by encouraging
“Moves like these are difficult
him to stand on two feet, which and take lots of repetitive traindoesn’t come naturally to dogs — ing so nobody would be compeBuddy’s lack of elegance and tition ready in a few hours.”
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over hurdles to
ct a tennis ball
return it to its
er.
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Two teams of
dogs compete at a
, in a relay.
start Buddy off,
practised
retrievp
the ball at the
of some hurthough at first he outrted
me by running
r
nd the hurdles rather
FLY BALL
than over them. But
he soon realised he
wouldn’t get a treat
at the end of the
course unless he
made the jump.
Still, he often decided not
to return the ball but just
stood next to it at the end
5
of the jumps. I
ran beside him,
trying to coax him
towards the ball, giving him
encouragement to try to
spur him on for the final
challenge, picking it up.
He certainly managed the
“fly” part of this Crufts class
as he got some serious hurdle air time, but the ball
part didn’t interest him at
all, making it a fairly
convincing failure.
HEATH’S VERDICT
“Buddy aced the hurdles,
but missed the mark with
the overall aim of flyball.
“Not all dogs are interested in fetching balls and
Buddy is one of them. But
not bringing it back would
fail the whole team.”
3
OBEDIENCE
33
4
‘Use a ball
of the right
size for your
dog’s mouth’
How to
Winalot
at
a Crufts
S the highlight of the
n
nine
calendar – and
Crufts dog show
arts
today at the
a
C in Birmingham,
wners
are giving
w
eir
e pooches a final
eening
to ensure
e
ey
e lead the pack.
With
their perfect
W
edience,
superb
e
skills and poise, the
top dogs may put your
own pet to shame.
But can you teach an
ordinary dog a
few tricks, of
official Crufts
standards?
We sent JESS
LESTER and
Buddy, her
cavapoo – a poodle
and a cavalier King
Charles spaniel cross
– to trainer Heath Ross,
left, for lessons in
how to be a Crufts
contender. Here is
how it went, with
Heath’s training
tips and marks
for Buddy.
marks.
KEY
BUDDY’S
SCORE
(out of 5)
EVENT
DIFFICULTY
(out of 5)
5
BEST IN SHOW 1
THE final and
most
popular
event at Crufts, when the
best
of
the
breeds
compete to win the
title and trophy.
Ultimately it’s a
‘A short
beauty contest but
lead gives
dogs still need
you control
to be able to
of your dog’
perform in the
ring, trotting by
their
owners’
side to show
off
their
gait
and standing still
while they are examined
by the judges.
A simple trot is the
starter point for all wannabe winners. We may
not be the best, but I
think we could have
made a close second
with our nifty heelwork.
As long as I kept giving him praise — and
treats
—
Buddy
was
attentive and ran at my
pace around the makeshift outdoor ring.
We kept him on a
short leash so he would
keep at my heels and
move at my pace.
I thought we were just
as good as the real deal,
and it wasn’t hard at all.
It’s just like walking
your dog, but with a bit
more poise and control.
HEATH’S VERDICT
“Buddy did really well
for his first time walking
in our ring. He looked
proud of himself too as
he expertly manoeuvred
alongside his owner at
different speeds. I think
we’re on to a winner.”
Pictures: OLLIE DIXON
TOP DOG . . .
2017 winner
Miami and owner
Jason Lynn
OBEDIENCE contests are about smell, I would move them low
proving how well trained your against his head until he sat
dog is, and require patience and back on his heels and tried to
precision from dog and handler. find a way to get to them.
Dogs must perform a number
Each time he sat in this posof commands, such as sit, come ition I’d reward him with a
and heel. But this is all about treat. Persistence seemed key.
perfection, one flinch can let
But the puddles in a nearby
you down.
park seemed too much of a
To
crack
it,
owners
distraction
for
him
at
should try constant reintimes, and he tried to
‘Take lots of
forcement training, with
escape training to play,
breaks so
lots of treats, which
often
running
off
your dog can
makes it easy if your
between moves.
recharge’
dog is always looking
HEATH’S VERDICT
for scraps. We used
“Buddy,
like
all
treats to practise a
puppies, was easily
basic beg position.
distracted
from
It seems obedience
training, even if he
only comes with willwas a quick learner.
ingness, and even training
“He managed to do the
in short bursts, it was hard to moves but mostly on his own
keep Buddy’s attention, though terms.
after some time he began to
“That doesn’t say obedience to
respond to my commands. With me, and I wouldn’t score him
the help of some treats tight in too
highly
for
my hand which Buddy could running off.”
34 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
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tvguide Thursday
6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Murder, Mystery And My
Family (S,HD)
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
Property auctions. (S,HD)
11.00 Wanted Down Under Revisited
With Nicki Chapman. (S,HD)
11.45 Caught Red Handed (S,HD)
12.15 Bargain Hunt
1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD)
1.30 Regional News (S)
1.45 Doctors The computer crisis
has a catastrophic outcome
for a patient. (S,HD)
2.15 Shakespeare & Hathaway:
Private Investigators The duo
investigate a campaign of
culinary sabotage. (S,HD)
3.00 Escape To The Country From
north Somerset. (R,S,HD)
3.45 Coast And Country Auctions
Spalding Plant and Vegetable
Auction in Lincolnshire. (S,HD)
4.30 Antiques Road Trip James
Braxton and Raj Bisram drive
from the New Forest to
Shrewsbury. (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: Earth’s Natural
Wonders (R,S,SL,HD)
9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (S,HD)
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live (S,HD)
12.00 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 Double
bill. Sarah goes through a difficult
birth. Then, Anna presents
Elizabeth with the manuscript of
House Of Lies. (R,S,HD)
4.45 More Creatures Great And
Small Farm vet Richard carries
out a tracheotomy to save a
calf’s life. (R,S,HD)
5.15 Flog It! Paul Martin is joined
by James Lewis and Caroline
Hawley at Wolverhampton Art
Gallery. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Eggheads Quiz show. (R,S,HD)
6.30 Great British Railway
Journeys Goes To Ireland
Michael Portillo travels from
Dromod to Sligo. (R,S,HD)
6am Good Morning Britain (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 puts
the world to rights once more and
is joined by actress Sue Johnston,
who talks about her new comedy
film Walk Like A Panther. (S,HD)
1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S)
1.55 Regional News (S)
2.00 James Martin’s American
Adventure James heads to
Philadelphia, where Reading
Terminal Market provides all
manner of ingredients for his
dishes. He also tours the city’s
murals and takes a spin in a
special car. (S,HD)
3.00 Tenable A team from Cornwall
plays the game. (S,HD) Followed
by Local Weather
4.00 Tipping Point Game show
hosted by Ben Shephard. (S,HD)
5.00 The Chase Quiz show hosted
by Bradley Walsh. (S,HD)
6.00 Regional News (S)
6.30 ITV Evening News (S)
6am Countdown (R,S,HD)
6.45 3rd Rock From The Sun (R,S)
7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond
Two episodes. (R,S)
8.30 Frasier (R,S)
10.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
USA A diner in 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 Four hosts
in Southampton battle to throw
the best dinner party. (R,S,HD)
1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers (R,S,HD)
2.10 Countdown With TV presenter
Liz Bonnin. (S,HD)
3.00 Crufts Extra With Alan And
Clare Presented by Alan Carr
and Clare Balding. (S,HD)
4.00 A New Life In The Sun
A couple from Essex open a
glamping site in France. (S,HD)
5.00 Four In A Bed The guests’ final
stay is at The Solar Strand Hotel
in Crosskeys, Wales. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Extreme Cake Makers An
edible volcano including a cocktail
dispensing feature. (R,S,HD)
6.00 The Simpsons Santa’s Little
Helper disappears. (R,S,HD)
6.30 Hollyoaks Sally and Myra admit
their love for each other. (S,HD)
6am Milkshake! (HD)
9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD)
11.15 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away
Paul Bohill tackles the case of a
small debt owed by ex-footballer
Neil Ruddock. (R,S,HD) Followed
by 5 News Lunchtime
12.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
A patient complains of
occasional chest pains. (R,S,HD)
Followed by Access
1.15 Home And Away (S,HD)
1.45 Neighbours (S,HD)
2.20 NCIS: Hit & Run A petty officer
involved in a fight club is
murdered. (R,S)
3.20 A Bone To Pick: An Aurora
Teagarden Mystery When an
amateur sleuth finds a skull
hidden in her new home she sets
out to discover who the victim
was. Whodunit with Candace
Cameron Bure and Peter Benson.
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5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD)
5.30 Neighbours Piper reveals she
blames her mother for Tyler’s
arrest. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Home And Away Hunter
proposes to Olivia. (R,S,HD)
6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD)
9pm Lucy’s dad allows Lee to help clean up
his new kitchen extension in Not Going Out
9pm Mary Beard looks at images of the
human body in ancient art for Civilisations
9pm Fiona Bruce investigates The Untold
Story of the murder of Rachel Nickell
8pm Clare Balding presents live coverage of
the canine competition Crufts 2018
9pm Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford
host consumer show Do the Right Thing
7.00 The One Show
Matt Baker and Alex Jones
present the live magazine. (S,HD)
7.30 EastEnders
As the news about Aidan’s threat
to the Carters spreads, Jack
offers his help to Mick – but with
nerves high, Linda suggests they
leave. (S,HD) Then BBC News
8.00 MasterChef
(5/25) Seven more amateur
cooks create a dish from a
selection of lamb rump, pork
chops, pigeon, sea bass, turbot
and langoustine, before cooking
for the 2005 and 2007
MasterChef champions. (S,HD)
9.00 Not Going Out
(1/7) Lucy’s dad Geoffey
reluctantly allows Lee to help
clear up the builder’s mess in
their new kitchen extension.
Domestic comedy starring Lee
Mack and Sally Bretton. (S,HD)
9.30 Still Game
(1/6) Boabby has ambitious new
ideas for the pub and it seems
the regulars do not figure in his
plans, prompting them to take
matters into their own hands.
Meanwhile, Winston is forced to
move out of his flat for a while,
but no one is keen to take him
in, and Isa is on a mission to find
out who is throwing her a surprise
birthday party. (S,HD)
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
10.30 Regional News (S)
10.45 Question Time
Topical debate from Westminster,
with panellists Liam Fox MP,
Laura Pidcock MP, restaurateur
Prue Leith, structural engineer
Roma Agrawal and spoken word
artist George The Poet. (S,HD)
11.45 This Week
Andrew Neil introduces a roundtable chat. (S,HD) Then Weather
For The Week Ahead
12.35 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
7.00 Saving Lives At Sea
(3/12) In Ireland, the
Castletownbere crew races to
rescue a lone yachtsman, who
has lost his mast and is drifting
45 miles out to sea. Meanwhile,
a team searches for a woman in
Minehead who has gone missing
on a cliff top walk, and for an
injured horse rider on a remote
beach, the Porthcawl crew is
the only way to emergency
medical help. (R,S,HD)
8.00 Great Continental
Railway Journeys
(1/6) Michael Portillo travels
through Ukraine, starting in the
capital of Kiev, where he
encounters mummified monks
and two of the world’s strongest
women. (S,HD)
9.00 Civilisations
(2/9) Mary Beard looks at images
of the human body in ancient
civilisations, aiming to find out
why people have always made
art about themselves and what
these images were for. (S,HD)
10.00 MOTD: The Premier
League Show
Gabby Logan presents the
magazine programme featuring
news and action from the
Premier League, plus interviews
with the country’s biggest
football stars. (S,HD)
10.30 Newsnight
Presented by Emily Maitlis.
(S,HD) Followed by Weather
11.15 Top Gear
(2/6) Matt LeBlanc and Chris
Harris head for the forests of
California to put off-roaders to the
test. Chris also takes the McLaren
720S for a spin, and the guys are
joined by Lee Mack. (R,S,HD)
12.15 Sign Zone: Nigel Slater’s
Middle East The writer visits
Turkey. (R,S,SL) 1.15-2am
Royal Recipes (R,S,SL,HD)
7.00 Emmerdale
7.00 The Secret Life Of Kittens
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
David struggles with his feelings
(3/4) Part one of two.
8.00 Crufts 2018
concerning Tracy’s past, Faith
Documentary following cats from
Clare Balding presents continued
needs a favour, and Joe begins to
birth to 12 months old. (R,S,HD)
live coverage of the world-famous
doubt Graham’s loyalty. (S,HD)
Followed by 5 News Update
canine competition, where judging
7.30 Tonight: Britain’s
8.00 Bargain-Loving Brits In The Sun
includes the Working and Pastoral
Pothole Crisis
(5/8) Katie-Louise, who runs a
groups, and there are highlights
With the number of potholes is
buy-and-sell website for ex-pats,
of the Flyball and Agility
believed to be at record levels
is on a mission to persuade
competitions, with the latter
across the country, Adam Shaw
businesses to donate items
celebrating its 40th year at
the contest. (S,HD)
for a charity auction to play out
asks what can be done. (S,HD)
9.00 Married At First Sight
live on the radio. (S,HD)
8.00 Emmerdale
Followed by 5 News Update
(4/4) The couples who tied the
Tracy has had enough, Joe gets
9.00 Do The Right Thing
knot without meeting beforehand
an unwanted visit, and Rishi plays
With Eamonn & Ruth
enter the final four weeks of the
peacemaker. (S,HD)
(1/4) Consumer entertainment
experiment to see if their
8.30 The Cruise: Voyage To Alaska
show presented by Eamonn
relationships have a long-term
(2/3) The ship makes its way to
Holmes and Ruth Langsford,
future. Finance director Harriet
World Heritage site Glacier Bay,
featuring Ann Widdecombe’s
and police sergeant Richard
and hotel general manager Pieter
thoughts on red tape Britain and
honeymoon, and police officer
arranges an engagement
reports from Michael Underwood
Stephanie and quantity surveyor
ceremony for a couple who seem
and Roman Kemp. In the first
Benjamin are counting down to
to have gone missing. (S,HD)
show, they report on the epidemic
decision day, when they must
9.00 Rachel Nickell:
of loneliness in the UK and host a
The Untold Story
decide whether to stay together
family reunion. Plus, a look at
Fiona Bruce looks into the murder
or seek a divorce. (S,HD)
of 23-year-old Rachel Nickell on
injuries caused by small batteries
10.00 The Job Interview
found in toys and gadgets and
Wimbledon Common in 1992,
(4/6) The staff of Good
talking to people whose lives were
why a council fined a business
Housekeeping magazine interview
£300 for putting a cardboard box
changed by the crime. (S,HD)
for a product tester and the
in a recycle bin. (S,HD)
10.00 ITV News At Ten (S)
bosses of discount website
10.00 The Nightmare
10.30 Regional News (S)
Groupon look for a sales
Neighbour Next Door
10.45 UEFA Europa League
consultant to work in their busy
(7/11) A dispute over access to
Highlights
London office. (S,HD)
gas meters spirals out of control
Action from the last-16 first-leg
11.05 Gogglebox
as neighbours clash and knives
ties with AC Milan v Arsenal at
Reviews include Saturday Night
are drawn, and two families go
the San Siro the standout fixture
Takeaway, Britain’s Brightest
to war in a battle over their
of the round. (S,HD)
Family and Celebrity Haunted
businesses. (S,HD)
11.45 Play To The Whistle
Mansion. (R,S,HD)
11.05 Nightmare Tenants,
(5/6) Michail Antonio, Judy
12.10 Seven Year Switch Four
Slum Landlords
Murray and Joel Dommett join
couples try to save their failing
(5/13) Tenants leave a landlord
Holly Willoughby and team
relationships. (R,S,HD) 1.05 One
over £20,000 behind with his
captains Frank Lampard and
Born Every Minute (R,S,HD) 2.00
mortgage. (R,S,HD)
Bradley Walsh for more
Damned (R,S,SL,HD) 2.30
sporting teasers. (R,S,HD)
Electric Dreams: The Father Thing 12.00 SuperCasino Live interactive
12.35 Lethal Weapon (R,S,HD) 1.20
gaming. (HD) 3.10 Cowboy
(R,S,SL,HD) 3.25 The Week
Jackpot247. Interactive gaming.
Builders (R,S,HD) 4.00 Now
Britain Froze (R,S,HD) 3.55 Coast
That’s Funny! (R,S,SL,HD) 4.45
3.00 Tonight: Britain’s Pothole
Vs Country (R,S,HD) 4.50
Crisis (R,HD) 3.25 Nightscreen
House Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10
Location, Location, Location
(HD) 5.05-6am The Jeremy Kyle
Nick’s Quest (R,S,SL) 5.35-6am
(R,S,SL,HD) 5.45-6am Jamie’s
Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL)
Show. Talk show. (R,S,SL,HD)
Comfort Food (R,S,HD)
FILMS ✪✪✪✪✪ Brilliant ✪✪✪✪ Very Good ✪✪✪ Good ✪✪ Not Bad ✪ Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Definition
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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 Pete and Myka
visit London to gather clues
about MacPherson’s plan. (R,S)
11.00 Forever (R,S,HD)
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles A killer
starts targeting a string of US
Marines. (R,S,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Two editions. The
team uncovers evidence of a
slave-trading operation. Then,
Grover is forced to take his family
on the run. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Callen goes
undercover to foil a dangerous
arms dealer. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Stargate SG-1 Jackson is
enslaved by the Goa’uld. (R,S)
5.00 The Simpsons Homer becomes
a country singer’s manager,
but ends up forced to choose
between his new career and
loyalty to his family. (R,HD)
5.30 Futurama Double bill. Fry and
Leela gain special powers. Then,
a strange substance turns the
crew into teenagers. (R,S,HD)
6am LIVE European Tour Golf. The Hero Indian Open.
7.30 Good Morning Sports Fans 8.00 LIVE NRL. St
George Illawarra Dragons v Brisbane Broncos. 10.45 LIVE
European Tour Golf. The Hero Indian Open. 12.00 News
3.00 Great Women 4.00 My Icon 4.30 Katie Taylor 5.00
Winning Over The World 6.00 Women’s Six Nations Rugby
Union 7.00 My Icon 7.15 Women’s Super League Preview
7.30 LIVE Betfred Su er League Leeds. Rhinos v Hull FC.
Kick-off at 7.45. 9.45 LIVE Premier League Darts. The sixth
round. 10.30pm-6am LIVE ATP Masters Tennis
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Greatest Games 7.00 PL World 7.30 Man Utd Vs
Liverpool Preview 8.00 The Debate 9.00 PL World 9.30
Man Utd Vs Liverpool Preview 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 The
Debate 12.00 PL World 12.30 Best PL Goals 1.00 Premier
League 100 Club 2.00 PL Greatest Games 3.00 PL Years
5.00 Fantasy FC 6.00 PL Today 6.30 Man Utd Vs Liverpool
Preview 7.00 Best PL Goals 7.30 PL Match Pack 8.00 PL
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Vs Liverpool Preview 10.00 The Debate 11.00 PL Match
Pack 11.30 PL Today 12.00 PL Best Goals 14/15 1.00
The Debate 2.00 Premier League Match Pack 2.30 PL
Greatest Games 3.00 The Debate 4.00 PL Best Goals
94/95 5.00 PL Match Pack 5.30-6am PL Greatest Games
6.30 The Simpsons
(7, 8 & 9/25) Three episodes.
Apu pretends Marge is his wife.
Next, Lisa uncovers an unusual
fossil. Then, Marge takes a job as
an estate agent. (R,S,HD)
8.00 Arrow
(11/23) Cayden James launches
a plan to bring Star City’s entire
infrastructure under his control
as he initiates a devastating
cyberattack aimed at bankrupting
the city. (HD)
9.00 My Wonderful Life
(4/4) A man diagnosed with a
terminal illness leaves personal
messages, gifts and surprises for
his loved ones, to be delivered
after his death. (S,HD)
10.00 Jamestown
(5/8) There is a big revelation
when Farlow returns from England
with an alchemist in tow, while
Maria turns to the Rutters when
she is framed for a crime. (R,S,HD)
11.10 The Force: Essex
(9/10) Trouble comes in threes
in Clacton-On-Sea as traffic
cops pursue a getaway car
being driven dangerously, an
uninsured driver and a reported
stolen vehicle. (R,S,HD)
12.10 Ross Kemp: Extreme World
Ross investigates racial
segregation in Memphis. (R,S,HD)
1.10 Brit Cops: Rapid Response.
Police officers on patrol. (R,S,HD)
2.10 Most Shocking. Clip show
featuring footage of outrageous
situations. (R,S,HD) 3.05 The
Force: Essex (R,S,HD) 4.00
It’s Me Or The Dog (R,S) 5.006am Futurama (R,S,HD)
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10.30 Hansh 11.00-11.35pm Mwy O Sgorio
TONIGHT’S PICKS
Not Going Out
BBC1, 9pm
Still Game
BBC1, 9.30pm
THE sitcom begins a
ninth series with Lee
and Lucy asked to
clear up her parents’
house while they are
away. Easy – until Lee
mows the Astroturf.
Rachel Nickell: The
Untold Story, ITV, 9pm
ANOTHER longrunning sitcom is
back, with Jack and
Victor furious as their
boozer is rebranded
for hipsters. Can the
regulars fight back?
The Job Interview
C4, 10pm
FIONA BRUCE looks at
the infamous murder
of a young mum on
Wimbledon Common
in 1992 and talks to the
innocent man who was
wrongly charged.
YOU will root for quiet
Umesh when he goes
for a sales job with
web firm Groupon, as
the documentary
follows the fight for
two more vacancies.
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6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00
Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Football’s
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Scottish Cup Greatest Games 9.30 EFL 12.00
Championship Season Reviews 1.00 La Liga Icons 2.00
Championship Season Reviews 3.00 EFL 5.30 Football
Countdowns 6.00 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00 EFL Matters
7.30 EFL Midweek Goals: Championship 8.00 EFL Rivalries
8.30 La Liga Special 9.45 La Liga Icons 10.00 La Liga
Show 10.30 EFL Matters 11.00 SPFL Greatest Games
11.15 EFL Greatest Games 11.45 SPFL Greatest Games
12.00 La Liga Show 12.30 EFL Matters 1.00 One2Eleven
1.30 SPFL Greatest Games 2.00 La Liga Show 2.30 EFL
Matters 3.00 Football Years 3.30 Football Countdowns
4.00 EFL Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00
Greatest Players 5.30-6am Greatest Teams
SKY SPORTS ACTION
8pm Arrow and his team battle to stop
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6am NFL: America’s Game 7.00 WWE Smackdown Hlts
8.00 WWE Presents: Kurt Angle 9.00 NFL: Greatest Games
10.30 Boxing Gold 11.00 Racing News 11.30 Top 14
Round-Up Show 12.00 NFL: A Football Life 1.00 Boxing
Gold 1.30 Top 14 Round-Up 2.00 NFL 3.30 Sports
Unlimited 4.30 Top 14 Round-Up Show 5.00 Sporting
Records 5.30 Netball Superleague 6.30 World Rugby Show
7.00 LIVE Premier League Darts. The sixth round. 10.30
WWE 1.30 WWE Presents: Kurt Angle 2.30 Super League
Highlights 2.45 Super League Gold 3.00 HSBC Sevens
World Series 3.30 World Rugby 4.00 Sporting Greats 4.30
HSBC Sevens World Series 5.00 Sporting Greats 5.30
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6am Sporting Greats 6.30 Sporting Records 7.30 Super
League Fulltime 8.00 LIVE NRL. St George Illawarra
Dragons v Brisbane Broncos. Kick-off at 8.50. 10.45
Sporting Triumphs 11.00 Laureus World Sports Awards
2018 12.00 Sporting Records 1.00 Sports Unlimited 2.00
Sporting Greats 2.30 WWE Presents: Kurt Angle 3.30 WWE
Raw 5.30 HSBC Sevens World Series 6.00 Carp Wars 6.30
ATP Tour Uncovered 7.00 LIVE ATP Masters Tennis. Day
one of the BNP Paribas Open. 7.30 LIVE Betfred Super
League. Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC. Kick-off at 7.45.
10pm-6am LIVE ATP Masters Tennis. Further coverage.
BT SPORT 1
6am BT Sport Goals Reload 6.30 PSA Squash Highlights
7.30 Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights 10.00 Rugby
Tonight On Tour 10.30 Ligue 1 Highlights 11.30
Bundesliga Highlights Show 12.30 Gillette World Sport
1.00 30 For 30 2.30 The WRC Magazine 3.00 Rugby
Tonight On Tour 3.30 PSA Squash Highlights 4.30 WTA
Tennis 6.30 LIVE PSA Squash. The men’s semi-finals.
9.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. The BNP Paribas Open. 5.00 BT
Sport Reload 5.30-6am SuperEnduro World Championship
BT SPORT 2
6am Big Match Revisited 9.00 Formula E Championship
10.00 Inside Sailing 10.30 Irish Rally Review 11.00 Nine
For IX 12.00 MotoGP Highlights 2.00 The Big Match
Revisited 5.00 NBA Action 5.30 LIVE Europa League. AC
Milan v Arsenal 8.15 LIVE Europa League. RB Leipzig v
Zenit St Petersburg. 10.00 Europa League Highlights 10.45
Premier League Match Pack 11.15 PL World 11.45
Bundesliga Weekl 12.15 BT Sport Goals Reload 12.30
NBA Action 1.00 LIVE NBA. Minnesota Timberwolves v
Boston Celtics. 3.30 LIVE NBA. Golden State Warriors v
San Antonio Spurs. 5.30-6am Rugby Tonight On Tour
BT SPORT 3
6am Champions League 8.00 PL World 8.30 BT Sport
Reload 9.00 Champions League Highlights 10.00
Champions League 12.00 Game Of The Week 12.30
Champions League Highlights 1.30 PL World 2.00
Champions League 4.00 Ligue 1 4.30 Bundesliga 5.00
Europa League 5.30 SuperEnduro World Championship
6.00 LIVE Euro a League. Atletico Madrid v Lokomotiv
Moscow. 8.00 LIVE Europa League. Marseille v Athletic
Bilbao. 10.00 Bundesliga 10.30 Ligue 1 11.00 Cage
Warriors 1.00 UFC 2.45 Sport In Focus 3.00 Inside Sailing
3.30 Rugby 4.00 SuperEnduro World Championship 4.30
PSA Squash Highlights 5.30-6am Game Of The Week
BBC ONE WALES As main BBC ONE except: 9.30-10pm The
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tvguide Thursday
FREEVIEW
9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.15 Who’s Doing
The Dishes? 11.10 Dress To Impress 12.15
Emmerdale 12.50 Coronation Street 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 8.00 Two And A Half Men 9.00 FILM
White House Down. Action thriller starring
Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. (2013) 11.40
Family Guy 12.40 American Dad! 1.35 Two And A
Half Men 2.30-6am Teleshopping
ITV3 freeview 10
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE,
E4, 9pm
The series returns as Peralta and Diaz adjust to
life behind bars, but while Jake is forced to join
a prison gang led by notorious inmate Romero,
Rosa puts Holt and Jeffords to the test.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days; Weather 7.30 Top Of The
Pops: 1985 8.00 The Brain: A Secret History 9.00
Pop! The Science Of Bubbles 10.00 Horizon: Is Your
Brain Male Or Female? 11.00 Horizon: Hair Care
Secrets 12.00 Top Of The Pops: 1985 12.30
TOTP2: Genesis 1.15 TOTP2: Wham! Special
1.45 Classic Cellists At The BBC 2.45-3.45am
Pop! The Science Of Bubbles
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 Coronation Street
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.55 Heartbeat
7.55 The Royal 8.55 Judge Judy 10.20 Inspector
Morse 12.35 The Royal 1.40 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street 3.50 On The Buses 4.55 You’re
Only Young Twice 5.25 Rising Damp 6.00 Heartbeat
7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Lewis 10.00
Unforgotten 12.05 DCI Banks 1.55 Nightscreen
2.30-6am Teleshopping
ITV4 freeview 24
6am Snooker Vs Darts 6.05 The Chase 6.55 Pawn
Stars 7.45 Ironside 8.50 Quincy ME 9.50 Minder
10.55 The Sweeney 12.00 The Avengers 1.05
Ironside 2.15 Quincy ME 3.15 Minder 4.20 The
Sweeney 5.30 The Avengers 6.35 Storage Wars
7.05 Pawn Stars 8.00 FILM You Only Live Twice.
James Bond spy thriller starring Sean Connery.
(1967) 10.25 FILM Full Metal Jacket. Drama starring
Matthew Modine. (1987) 12.50 Minder 1.50 The
Sweeney 2.40 Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping
E4 freeview 28
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Rude(ish) Tube 7.30 How I Met
Your Mother 8.00 Baby Daddy 9.00 Melissa & Joey
Satellite & Digital
10.00 How I Met Your Mother 11.00 Brooklyn NineNine 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 Big Bang Theory. Raj finds himself in the
middle of a domestic drama. 8.30 Young Sheldon.
Sheldon’s dad is rushed to hospital. 9.00 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine 10.00 The Inbetweeners 11.05 The Big
Bang Theory 12.05 First Dates 1.15 Tattoo Fixers
2.15 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 3.00 Timeless 3.40 The
Goldbergs 4.25-6am How I Met Your Mother
MORE4 freeview 14
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun 11.30 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come Dine
With Me 4.20 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 5.20
Walks With My Dog 6.30 Crufts 2018 8.00 Grand
Designs 9.00 WWII’s Great Escapes: The Freedom
Trails. The story of a daring SAS mission behind
enemy lines in northern Italy. 10.05 999: What’s Your
Emergency? 11.10 24 Hours In A&E 12.15
Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 1.10 999: What’s
Your Emergency? 2.15 The Good Fight 3.253.50am Food Unwrapped
5USA freeview 21
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Catch A
Contractor 9.35 Chicago PD 10.25 Law & Order
11.25 FILM Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007) 1.10
NCIS 2.05 Chicago PD 3.05 Law & Order 5.00 CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation 6.00 CSI: Miami 7.00
NCIS 9.00 Chicago Justice. A student is accused of a
murder in an escape room 10.00 Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit 11.55 Training Day 12.55 CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation 4.00-6am Teleshopping
5STAR freeview 30
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Access 8.10 Dance Moms
9.00 On Benefits 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 7.00 Last Man Standing 8.00
Banged Up In The Murder Prison 9.00 FILM Batman
Begins (2005) 11.50 Riverdale 12.50 Wentworth
Prison 2.50 Star 3.35-4am Last Man Standing
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 Murders That
Shocked The Nation 10.00 World’s Most Evil Killers
11.00 Brit Cops: Rapid Response 12.00 Cop Squad
1.00 Police 10/7 2.00 Warehouse 13 3.00 Haven
4.00 Motorway Patrol 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare
DAVE freeview 12
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 DIY SOS: The Big Build 9.00
Embarrassing Bodies 10.00 Born To Kill? 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 The Hidden
River 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 The Day
When Roosevelt Chose War 8.00 Nazi Victory:
The Post-War Plan 9.00 The Two Ronnies 10.50
Blackadder II 12.10 Blackadder The Third 12.50
Black Ops 1.50 Pointless 2.50-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00
American Pickers 1.00 Best Of Top Gear 2.00 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 Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit 9.00 QI XL
10.00 Josh 11.20 QI 12.40 Would I Lie To You?
1.20 Mock The Week 2.00 QI 2.40 Suits 3.30
The Indestructibles 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Murder In My House
(2006) 11.15 FILM Kidnapped: The Hannah
Anderson Story (2015) 1.15 FILM To Rome With
Love (2012) 3.40 FILM How Do You Know (2010)
6.05 FILM Far And Away (1992) 9.00 FILM The
Quest (1996) 11.10 FILM The Shepherd (2008)
1.15 FILM A Few Good Men (1992) 4.10-5.05am
FILM Living With The Enemy (2005)
The Spy Who S*****d Me. Comedy sequel starring
Mike Myers. (1999) 11.00 FILM John Tucker Must
Die. Romantic comedy starring Jesse Metcalfe and
Brittany Snow. (2006) 12.55 The Daily Show 1.30
South Park 2.00 RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3.00
Rick And Morty 3.25 The Cleveland Show 4.15
Two And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 9.00 CSI: Miami. A serial killer
marks his victims with Y-shaped incisions. 10.00 The
Disappearance 11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit 2.00 Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping
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 Booze, Bar Crawls And Bulgaria:
Stacey Dooley Investigates. The journalist examines
the party scene in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. 10.00
Dr Christian Will See You Now 11.00 The Catherine
Tate Show 12.20 EastEnders 1.00 Secrets And Lies
2.30 Judge Faith 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
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
Classic Car Rescue 9.00 Tesla’s Death Ray: A
Murder Declassified. An insight into the life and work
of the inventor. 10.00 Killing Fields 11.00 Finding
Escobar’s Millions 12.00 Tesla’s Death Ray: A
Murder Declassified 1.00 How It’s Made 3.00 Killing
Fields 3.50 Tesla’s Death Ray: A Murder Declassified
4.40 Gold Rush 5.30-6am How It’s Made
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am Storm City 8.00 The British 9.00 The West
Wing 11.00 House 1.00 Without A Trace 2.00 Blue
Bloods 3.00 The West Wing 5.00 House 7.00 CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation 8.00 Blue Bloods. Danny
shoots an undercover cop. 9.00 Britannia. The battle
of wills between Kerra and Antedia intensifies. 10.00
Our Cartoon President. The President tries to win
back Ivanka Trump. 10.35 Last Week Tonight With
John Oliver 11.10 Divorce 11.45 Active Shooter:
America Under Fire 12.55 Britannia 1.55 Blue
Bloods 2.55 Billions 4.05-6am The West Wing
5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 6.00 Criminal
Minds. A couple are murdered and their daughter is
kidnapped. 7.00 Children’s Hospital 8.00 Elementary.
Shinwell is framed for a gang killing. 9.00 Conviction.
The team takes on a death-penalty case with personal
ties to Wallace. 10.00 Scandal. Flashback episode
revealing what happened when Rowan kidnapped
Quinn. 11.00 Criminal Minds. Bodies are discovered
in the Idaho wilderness. 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation 1.00 Cold Case 2.00 Elementary 3.00
Border Security: Canada’s Front Line 4.00 Nothing
To Declare 5.00-6am The Biggest Loser: Australia
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
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 9.00 Family Guy 10.00 American Dad!
11.00 Family Guy 12.00 American Dad! 1.00 Family
Guy 2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy 4.00
American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
SKY LIVING
FOX
GOLD
7.10am The Piglet Files 7.35 The Two Ronnies
Spectacle 8.35 Waiting For God 9.10 Goodnight
Sweetheart 9.50 Last Of The Summer Wine 11.40
My Family 12.20 My Hero 1.00 Waiting For God
1.35 As Time Goes By 2.15 Gavin & Stacey 3.35
My Hero 4.15 Last Of The Summer Wine 6.05 As
Time Goes By 6.45 Only Fools And Horses 8.00
Gavin & Stacey 9.20 Absolutely Fabulous 10.00
Live At The Apollo 11.00 The League Of Gentlemen
11.40 The Fast Show 12.55 Live At The Apollo
1.55 The League Of Gentlemen 2.25 Harry Hill’s TV
Burp Compilation 2.50 Harry Hill’s TV Burp 3.15
Bridget & Eamon 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 8.00 Takeshi’s Castle 8.30 Most
Ridiculous: Bad Asses 9.00 FILM Austin Powers:
W
UNIVERSAL
DISCOVERY
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am Hard Target 2 (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★
8.00 Monster Family (PG, 2017) Animation. ★★★
9.50 Two Down (15, 2015) Comedy. ★★★★
11.35 Wonder Woman (12, 2017) ★★★★
2.00 Baby Driver (15, 2017) ★★★★★
4.00 Norman (15, 2016) Drama. ★★★★
6.10 Monster Family (PG, 2017) Animation. ★★★
8.00 Wonder Woman (12, 2017) Fantasy. ★★★★
10.25 Baby Driver (15, 2017) ★★★★★
12.25 Two Down (15, 2015) Comedy. ★★★★
2.00 The Levelling (15, 2016) Drama. ★★★★
3.35-6am In This Corner Of The World (12, 2016)
Animation featuring the voice of Non. ★★★★
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
6.40am Monster Family: Special
7.10 The First Wives Club (PG, 1996) ★★★★
9.00 Nine To Five (15, 1980) Comedy. ★★★
11.00 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (15,
2016) Comedy starring Andy Samberg. ★★★★
12.35 Baywatch Extended Cut (15, 2017) Comedy
starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. ★★
2.45 30 Minutes Or Less (15, 2011) ★★★
4.15 The First Wives Club (PG, 1996) ★★★★
6.05 Nine To Five (15, 1980) Comedy. ★★★
8.00 Baywatch Extended Cut (15, 2017) ★★
10.10 30 Minutes Or Less (15, 2011) ★★★
11.40 Bowfinger (12, 1999) Comedy. ★★★★
1.25 The Cable Guy (12, 1996) Comedy. ★★★
3.10 Ibiza Undead (15, 2016) Comedy. ★★
4.55-6.50am The Grass Is Greener (PG, 1960)
Romantic comedy starring Cary Grant. ★★
SKY CINEMA WONDER WOMEN
6am DC Superhero Girls: Super Hero High
(PG, 2016) Animated fantasy adventure. ★★★
7.00 Star Trek Beyond (12, 2016) ★★★
9.20 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (15, 2016)
Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. ★★★
11.10 Underworld: Blood Wars (15, 2016) ★★★
12.55 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12, 2016)
Sci-fi prequel starring Felicity Jones. ★★★★★
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
3.15 Star Trek Beyond (12, 2016) ★★★
5.30 Wonder Woman (12, 2017) Fantasy. ★★★★
8.00 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12, 2016)
Sci-fi prequel starring Felicity Jones. ★★★★★
10.30 Wonder Woman (12, 2017) ★★★★
1.10 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (15, 2016)
Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. ★★★
3.10 Underworld: Blood Wars (15, 2016) ★★★
4.55-6am DC Superhero Girls: Super Hero High
(PG, 2016) Animated fantasy adventure. ★★★
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
6.25am Babe: Pig In The City (U, 1998) ★★★
8.10 Charlotte’s Web (U, 2006) Drama. ★★★
9.55 Sing (U, 2016) Animation. ★★★★
11.45 Scooby-Doo (PG, 2002) Comedy. ★★
1.20 Horton Hears A Who! (U, 2008) ★★★★
2.50 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
(U, 2009) Animated comedy. ★★★
4.25 Coraline (PG, 2009) Animation. ★★★★★
6.10 Sing (U, 2016) Animation. ★★★★
8.00 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
(U, 2009) Animated comedy. ★★★
9.35 Pete’s Dragon (PG, 2016) ★★★★
11.25 Charlotte’s Web (U, 2006) Drama. ★★★
1.10 Babe: Pig In The City (U, 1998) ★★★
2.55 Aquamarine (PG, 2006) Fantasy. ★★★
4.50-6.20am Dive Olly Dive And The Octopus
Rescue (PG, 2016) Adventure. ★★★
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
SKY CINEMA OSCARS
6am Reds (15, 1981) Drama. ★★★★★
9.15 I, Tonya: Special
9.45 Girl, Interrupted (15, 1999) Drama. ★★★★
11.55 Dreamgirls (12, 2006) Drama. ★★★
2.10 Fences (12, 2016) Period drama. ★★★★
4.35 Ghost (12, 1990) Fantasy. ★★★★
6.45 Girl, Interrupted (15, 1999) Drama. ★★★★
9.00 Dreamgirls (12, 2006) Drama. ★★★
11.15 Fences (12, 2016) Period drama. ★★★★
1.35 The Fisher King (15, 1991) ★★★★★
3.55-6.20am Zorba The Greek (PG, 1964) ★★★
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
6.45am The Top Ten Show 2018
7.05 Cleopatra (PG, 1963) ★★★
11.10 Erin Brockovich (15, 2000) ★★★★★
1.25 Hidden Figures (PG, 2016) Drama. ★★★★
3.35 Truth (15, 2015) Drama. ★★★
5.50 The Zookeeper’s Wife (12, 2017) ★★★★
8.00 Erin Brockovich (15, 2000) Fact-based drama
starring Julia Roberts. ★★★★★
10.15 Hidden Figures (PG, 2016) Drama. ★★★★
12.25 American Honey (15, 2016) ★★★★
3.15 A Mighty Heart (15, 2007) Drama. ★★★★
5.10-8.10am The Bible (U, 1966) Drama. ★★
6.10am Disney’s Blank Cheque (PG, 1994)
Family comedy starring Brian Bonsall. ★★★
7.50 101 Dalmatians (U, 1996) Comedy. ★★★
9.40 Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (U, 1989) Comedy
with Rick Moranis and Matt Frewer. ★★★★
11.20 Moana (PG, 2016) Comedy. ★★★★
1.10 Dinosaur (PG, 2000) Animation. ★★★
2.40 Presto (U, 2008) Animation. ★★★★
2.50 Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure (U, 2009)
Animated adventure. ★★
4.20 Moana (PG, 2016) Comedy. ★★★★
6.10 101 Dalmatians (U, 1996) Comedy. ★★★
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
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 Ramblings 3.27 Radio 4
Appeal (R) 3.30 Bookclub (R) 4.00 The Film Programme
4.30 BBC Inside Science 5.00 PM; LW: Shipping
Forecast 5.57 Weather 6.00 News 6.30 The Hitchhiker’s
Guide To The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase 7.00 The Archers
7.15 Front Row 7.45 The Citadel 8.00 Law In Action (R)
8.30 The Bottom Line 9.00 BBC Inside Science (R) 9.30
In Our Time (R) 10.00 The World Tonight 10.45 Book At
Bedtime: The Long Drop 11.00 It’s Jocelyn (R) 11.30
Today In Parliament 12.00 News And Weather 12.30
An Alternative History Of Art (R) 12.48 Shipping Forecast
1.00 As BBC World Service 5.20 Shipping Forecast
6.30am 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 The Black Madonna 12.00
Bradley Zero 1.00 Toddla T 3.00 BBC Radio 1’s
Residency 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 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 Bob Harris
Country 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 The Radio 2 Arts Show
With Anneka Rice 12.00 The Craig Charles House Party
(R) 2.00 Radio 2 Playlist 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz
6am Today 8.31 LW: Yesterday In Parliament 9.00 In Our
Time 9.45 An Alternative History Of Art 9.45 LW: Daily
Service 10.00 Woman’s Hour 11.00 From Our Own
Correspondent 11.30 Brexit: The Shipping Forecast (R)
12.00 News; LW: Shipping Forecast 12.04 Home Front
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
SKY CINEMA HITS
7.15am Love Actually (15, 2003) Comedy. ★★★
9.35 The Top Ten Show 2018
9.50 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) Musical
fairy tale starring Emma Watson. ★★★★★
12.05 John Wick: Chapter 2 (15, 2017) ★★★
2.10 Live By Night (15, 2016) Drama. ★★★
4.25 Love Actually (15, 2003) Comedy. ★★★
6.45 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) Musical
fairy tale starring Emma Watson. ★★★★★
9.00 John Wick: Chapter 2 (15, 2017) ★★★
11.05 Live By Night (15, 2016) Drama. ★★★
1.25 Mine (15, 2016) Wartime drama. ★★★★
3.20 Hail, Caesar! (12, 2016) Comedy. ★★★★
5.15-7.15am Michael Jackson’s This Is It
(PG, 2009) Documentary. ★★★
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8.00 Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (U, 1989) Comedy
with Rick Moranis and Matt Frewer. ★★★★
9.40 Remember The Titans (PG, 2000) ★★★
11.40 Pete’s Dragon (U, 1977) Musical. ★★
1.35 The Great Muppet Caper (U, 1981) Comedy
with the voice of Jim Henson. ★★★★
3.25 Disney’s Blank Cheque (PG, 1994) ★★★
5.10-6.30am The Return Of Jafar (U, 1994) ★★
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7am Exposed (15, 2016) Crime drama. ★★
8.55 Tell Me How I Die (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★
10.55 Jason Bourne (12, 2016) Thriller. ★★★★
1.10 Detour (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★
3.00 Mean Dreams (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★★
5.00 Max Payne (15, 2008) Thriller. ★★
6.55 Jason Bourne (12, 2016) Thriller. ★★★★
9.00 RoboCop (18, 1987) Sci-fi thriller. ★★★★
10.50 RoboCop 2 (18, 1990) ★★★
12.55 This Is Your Death (18, 2017) ★★★
2.50 The French Connection (18, 1971) Crime
thriller starring Gene Hackman. ★★★★★
4.45-6.25am Sam Churchill: Search For A
Homeless Man (PG, 1998) Thriller. ★★
SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR
11am Gilda (PG, 1946) Thriller. ★★★★
1.15 The Furies (PG, 1950) Western. ★★★★
3.30 Mary, Queen Of Scots (PG, 1971) ★★★★
6.05 Suffragette Interview Special
6.15 A League Of Their Own (PG, 1992) Baseball
comedy drama starring Geena Davis. ★★★
8.50 You Were Never Really Here Interview
Special With director Lynne Ramsay.
9.00 Suffragette (12, 2015) Drama starring Carey
Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter. ★★★★
11.10 Random Acts
11.15 The Babadook (15, 2014) Horror starring
Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman. ★★★★★
1.05 Random Acts
1.10-3.30am Girlhood (15, 2014) Drama. ★★★★
6am Up For Love (12, 2016) ★★★★
7.45 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (15, 2016) ★★★
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new series of the domestic
sitcom, which sees him
struggle with his three
children as well as his
disapproving in-laws.
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Strictly?
I’d love
a skate
escape
MANY cried foul when
Crimewatch was axed last
year – but former host FIONA
BRUCE was not one of them.
Now she has backed the
BBC’s decision to scrap the
show, which ran for 33 years,
saying it stopped solving
cases due to a ratings slump.
She said: “Ultimately, you
can’t have a programme like
Crimewatch if people aren’t
watching it.
“It has to be because you
are trying to catch people and
if people aren’t watching then
you are not going to catch
very many.
“I was there for eight years
and felt utterly committed to it
– and believed in what we
were doing. I was very proud
of what Crimewatch achieved.”
Fiona, above, revisits
another murder in tonight’s
Rachel Nickell: The Untold
Story. It is being screened on
ITV at 9pm.
SAYS BROOKE
‘Utterly shocking’
The murder of the 23-yearold mum on Wimbledon
Common in 1992 was the first
major case Fiona covered as a
junior reporter.
Her meetings with police
still leave a scar on her more
than two decades later.
She revealed: “For reasons
best known to himself, the
investigating officer, when I
went to interview him, thrust
across the desk photos of
Rachel’s body, which was an
extraordinary violation of her
privacy.
“To me, it was then as it
would be now – utterly
shocking. This is a young
woman who’d been stabbed
49 times. So I’ve never
forgotten those images.”
soapbox
IN EASTENDERS, Jack offers
his help to Mick as the news
about Aidan’s threat to the
Carters spreads.
As tensions continue to
rise, Linda just wants them to
leave. But will a defiant Mick
stand his ground instead?
Meanwhile, Phil grows
suspicious after he sees Mel
chatting to the driver of the
van involved in the robbery.
Tiffany helps Whitney
get ready for a video call
with Halfway.
In NEIGHBOURS, Piper
confesses that she blames
her mum for Tyler’s arrest
during an interview with Tim
Collins. Ben comes back
home and has a tough
decision to make.
MY TEAM: Andy Halls, Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee and Benjy Potter
IT’S not time
for BROOKE
VINCENT
to
wave goodbye
to glitzy Lycra
and sequined outfits just yet.
SPECIAL
She will be making a
bid to take part in Strictly
Come Dancing once this
Sunday’s Dancing On Ice
final is over.
In
an
exclusive
interview, Brooke, who
visited
Bizarre
HQ
yesterday with fellow
finalists JAKE QUICKand
MAX
ENDEN
EVANS, below, said:
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ACT, JAKE
SHAYNE WARD’s exit from
Corrie this spring will leave a
big X Factor-shaped hole –
and fellow alumnus Jake is
keen to fill it.
The Manchester-based
singer wants to move into
acting and thinks it could be
the perfect job.
And he hopes his fellow
skating finalist Brooke, who
plays Sophie Webster on the
soap, might be able to put in a
good word.
He said: “I would do it, I can
act. I’ve had a year of acting
lessons and it’s something I’m
quite passionate about.
Obviously I’m a fan of Sophie.
“If I had a screen test for
Corrie, I’d go in and see how I
did and if I got it, happy days.”
At least it would beat the trek
to Hertfordshire for Dancing
on Ice each week.
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away.”
Last
weekend
Brooke performed to the
SPICE GIRLS with her
partner MATEJ SILECKY.
Unknown to her, Strictly
NEIL
and
pro
couple
KATYA JONES were in the
ITV show’s audience.
Brooke said: “I wish
someone had told me, I’d
have worked really hard.”
But the Corrie actress,
left, has not just picked up
a new skill during DOI —
she has also managed to
ditch cigarettes.
She added: “I think my
boyfriend and my family
are just so happy I gave
up smoking.
“That’s
more
of
the
health side of it.
“You yo-yo with your
body depending on what
month it is but for me,
whatever happens on Sunday, I gave up smoking.
“That was a massive
thing for me before I even
got to learn how to skate.”
Sounds like she’s even
more prepared if Strictly
comes calling.
ICE-ING ON CAKE
CANDICE BROWN has invited all her fellow Dancing On Ice
contestants to her wedding in France this summer.
They made such a big impression on the Bake Off winner –
even though she was the first to leave the show.
Candice announced her engagement to long-term partner Liam Macaulay in the autumn and Jake said: “That’s just
how close we all are. We’re all still supporting each other.”
Candice has even offered to bake a cake for Jake’s
own wedding. Jake, who is marrying Superbike champ
CARL FOGARTY’s daughter Danielle later this year, said:
“When she offered I immediately said yeah.
“My wedding’s in Manchester and everyone from the show
is invited. I’m getting an ice-skating rink at the reception.”
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She prevents ex
seeing our kids
Dear Deidre
topic4today
MY ex still has great sex
with me and says we are
still technically boyfriend
and girlfriend – but he is
living with his new woman.
I am 24, he is 25 and we have a
three-month-old
baby
daughter
and a two-year-old son who
adores his daddy.
We were together nearly three
years and I thought he loved me.
Everything was great between us
then this girl came on the scene
and turned his head. She’s 22 and
has a job in fashion.
I hate her.
He started going out at weekends on his own when I was pregnant with our daughter. I wasn’t
happy about it but he said I had
got the wrong idea.
It all came to a head when I
found a sexy message from this
girl which made it clear they’d
had sex.
He left when I was six months
pregnant and went to live with
her. He seems completely under
this girl’s control now.
She knew he had a child and a
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baby on the way and promised
she’d never stop him seeing them.
Now it’s a different story.
He will often ring me on the
day he is supposed to be seeing
his son with some lame excuse.
Even if I beg him to come and
see our son he just gets cross
with me. He says I am trying
to manipulate him, which is
completely untrue.
He has always been a great
daddy and I can’t believe he can
do this to our son. I really feel I
want to destroy his girlfriend. I
want her to know that she’s not
the only one he’s having sex with.
When he comes to see our son,
he usually puts him to bed or puts
him down for a nap, and we have
sex just like we used to. We’ve
always been good in bed together.
If I tell her she will go mental
and that will hurt him too, but I
am so angry with both of them.
My little boy is hurting.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: I am not excusing
her but you can hardly be surprised
your ex’s new girlfriend resents him
seeing his son if it often leads to him
having sex with you.
She has almost certainly picked up
the vibe.
Tell your ex it is vital he keeps up the
loving contact with your son – and his
baby girl too – but that you two
must stop having sex as it is just blurring the boundaries.
Say you’d like him to come home,
assuming that is still true – but he can’t
live with another woman and have sex
with you. That’s not fair on anyone.
Perhaps you could arrange for him
to spend time at your home with his
son while you take some time out
for yourself.
You can find support through Families Need Fathers (fnf.org.uk, 0300
0300 363).
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I HAVE discovered my former
girlfriend is pregnant.
It hurts so much knowing I
would have been the father if I
had not messed up, even
though I am happily settled
with another lovely partner.
I am 26 and my current girlfriend and I have been happy
together for five years. I was
with my first love for a year
when I was 19.
I was head over heels but I
was young and stupid and
thought I was cool letting her
Dear Deidre
I CAN’T stop thinking about
my boyfriend getting heated
with my sister when we were
all pretty drunk.
He is 20, I am 19 and my
sister is 21. She and I look
alike, both dark-haired with
similar hair styles.
We all shared a taxi home
after my cousin’s party last
weekend. I was falling asleep
but I was aware my boyfriend
had his arms around my sister
and was kissing her neck.
Next morning he could see I
go, that I could do better. Now
I hear she is expecting her
fiancé’s baby, it’s like a dagger
to my heart.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Most of
us carry a special memory of
first love, and her expecting
a child underlines the fact
that she has moved on.
So acknowledge that pain
– but then focus on the fact
that you have moved on too.
Perhaps the issue is that
you’re beginning to feel
ready to be a dad. If so, that’s
something to share with
your present partner.
was upset. He said he thought
he was touching me. He’s
apologised – to my sister too
but she’s not speaking to me.
He seems genuine but I
can’t stop thinking about it.
0 DEIDRE SAYS:
Stupid
things happen when people
get stupidly drunk.
It’s good your boyfriend
has apologised to you both.
She seems irritated rather
than flattered, which is good
from your point of view.
Tell your sister all of you
clearly regret that night, so
best all put it behind you.
ANGER AT
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EMILY’S WEDDING AGONY: DAY 4
YOU KNOW, EMILY,
TONY WASN’T REALLY
RIGHT FOR YOU. HE’S
TOO MUCH OF A LAD
TO SETTLE DOWN
I SUPPOSE YOU’RE RIGHT.
LOOK, DO ME A FAVOUR
AND TAKE ME HOME, WILL
YOU? I’VE HAD ENOUGH
FOR ONE NIGHT
YOU’RE NOT GOING
TO DO ANYTHING
DAFT, ARE YOU?
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TO BED
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IN her will my late wife said
our ashes should be mixed
together when we’d both
passed away. But I remarried.
I’m 57 and lost my first wife
ten years ago. I remarried last
year, to a lovely lady.
I kept my wife’s ashes in an
urn but never told my new
wife. She’s 48 and she went
ballistic when she found
them. She says when I
married her I should have
given up obligations to my
late wife.
My son now has his
mother’s ashes but I am very
torn between my
commitment to my late wife
and my love for my new wife.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: I know
you feel torn but keeping
the ashes secret was bound
to cause trouble.
My advice would be to
accept that your first wife is
no longer with you and that
she won’t be hurt whatever
you decide.
Tell your son you loved
his mother very much but
must think of your present
wife’s feelings now.
You can’t tell what the
future holds but maybe he
will choose to mix his
parents’ ashes if it means a
lot to him.
One thing is sure – you
won’t be here to worry.
Dear Deidre
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Continues tomorrow
I HAD a mini-stroke the other
week and I reckon it was
stress-related. I get tense and
angry but I am not sure why.
I am 39 and have a
supportive husband and
family yet I shout at them a
lot. We argue about money.
When I was growing up I
saw my parents rowing all the
time over money.
I survived cancer a few
years ago but still question
why it happened to me. My
mum, who I was close to,
died last year at 58. I wonder
if some of my anger is with
her being taken too soon.
Since the stroke I worry
about my health and I need
to find ways to calm down.
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Edited by
JOELY
CHILCOTT
CALL TO INCLUDE FERTILITY ADVICE IN SEX ED LESSONS
By
ELIZABETH
DAY
ONE of my most vivid
school memories is of
sitting in a classroom
trying to put a condom
on a plastic penis.
I was 15 and this was
something
my
single-sex
school referred to as a Life
Skills lesson.
It was, indeed, quite a skill
to be able to unroll that
slippery piece of rubber on to
what resembled a miniature
nuclear
warhead
without
dissolving into giggles.
Later, when I did actually
have sex, I found that reallife genitalia were nothing
like what we had been led to
believe.
And
my
partner
ended up putting his own
condom on.
But
those
Life
Skills
lessons were a necessary part
of our curriculum.
My classmates and I were
taught about the importance
of safe sex — both to prevent
disease and to ensure against
unwanted pregnancy.
This
second
point
was
drummed into us again and
again.
As young women growing
up in Nineties Britain, our
teachers told us we should
take advantage of all the
professional opportunities our
mothers didn’t have.
SEX education will be compulsory in
all secondary schools from next year –
but what should be included in the
lessons?
With one in seven couples struggling
to conceive, The Fertility Education
Initiative believes classes should move
beyond how to avoid unwanted babies
to discussing how and when women
should get pregnant.
Here, a writer who herself suffered a
miscarriage and two rounds of failed
IVF argues that schoolkids need to
understand they may not be able to
conceive as soon as they decide they
are ready.
Understand limits
Nineties Club,
£16, Boohoo
Femme Future,
£20, Monki
Nothing To Wear,
£18, Sainsbury’s
Funday,
£28, Next
We were destined for good
exam
results
and
stellar
careers.
The
family
stuff
would happen in time.
That was the mindset I
adopted throughout my 20s. I
went on the contraceptive Pill
at 19 and stayed on it for the
next 14 years, during which
time I had a succession of
long-term
relationships,
eventually
ending
in
marriage.
I was terrified of getting
pregnant and it interrupting
my
plans
to
become
a
journalist and author.
So I carried on taking the
Pill because it was convenient
— and because no one told
me not to.
I
changed
GPs
several
times during that period and
each new doctor kept on
writing out the prescriptions.
At 33, when I walked down
the aisle and finally felt
ready for a baby, I came off
the Pill. Two years later, I
still wasn’t pregnant. I had
two rounds of IVF. Both
failed. The consultant said my
infertility was unexplained
and there wasn’t much hope.
A few months after that, I
conceived naturally — only to
miscarry at 12 weeks.
The warnings were stark.
At 30, a woman’s chance of
conceiving each month can
be 20 per cent. At 40, it can
be just five per cent. It felt
like a terrible secret had
been kept from me.
I could have looked into it
earlier — but I was too
worried
about
unwanted
pregnancies and feckless men
impregnating me to worry
much about anything else.
That
was
where
the
emphasis of my sex education
Teach girls when
to get pregnant...
not how to avoid it
had been squarely placed.
Now it was too late to take
back the time I had lost.
So I was cheered to read
that the Fertility Education
Initiative says children need
to understand the limits of
IVF and to learn about
fertility
from
puberty
to
menopause as part of their
sex education.
I didn’t even think of the
menopause when I was a
teenager, but one in 20
women stop having periods
before the age of 40.
That is their chance for a
biologically conceived family
out of the window.
Why aren’t we taught about
this
as
well
as
putting
condoms on a plastic penis?
Isn’t it right that we empower
our young women to make
informed choices so they can
build the families they want
in the future?
That can be a family with
or without children, with or
without costly and draining
cycles of reproductive science.
It can be a single-parent or
same-sex family, or a family
created through egg donation
or surrogacy or adoption.
But we are failing our
schoolchildren if we don’t at
least teach them about the
options. And I don’t just
mean educating girls.
We need to teach boys
about the limits of female
and male fertility too so that
when
they
reach
their
twenties, they hopefully have
more of an awareness about
what’s at stake for all of us.
Too often, men in their
twenties and thirties believe
they
can
saunter
around
“finding themselves”, while
women their age are having
to balance the ticking of a
biological clock with their
own careers.
Splinter of loss
It’s time for men to step
up. Sex education should
focus on the uncertainty of
fertility alongside pregnancy
prevention and it should do
so for both genders.
Because this is not a
victimless situation.
Involuntary
childlessness
can be shattering. I speak
from experience.
After my failed rounds of
IVF and miscarriage, I fell
into a period of numbness
and grief.
My marriage ended. I tried
to “get over it” but I don’t
think I ever truly did.
There is a splinter of loss
still lodged in my heart four
years later.
It is a strange sort of
sadness because I find myself
mourning something I never
truly had.
Motherhood
might
yet
happen for me at 39 and I
hope that it does. But it won’t
be straightforward.
I wish I’d known earlier
about the challenges ahead.
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DAILY
SIMPLE FOODS
LAMB SHANKS
(Serves 4)
INGREDIENTS
4 x 275g lamb shanks, washed
and patted dry
250g button mushrooms, finely
chopped
300g Chantenay carrots, whole
2 small brown onions, peeled and
finely chopped
6 shallots, peeled and left whole
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 x 400g tins cherry tomatoes,
sieved, pulp and seeds discarded
2 tbsp honey, agave nectar or
maple syrup
3 tbsp olive oil
570ml chicken stock
50g cornflour
150ml red wine, full-bodied
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp tomato paste
Paprika to taste
Salt and pepper
Garlic granules to taste
METHOD: On a chopping board, sprinkle
cornflour, paprika, sea salt, black pepper
and garlic granules and mix together.
Place each shank in the seasoned flour
and coat all sides.
In a large casserole dish, heat the olive oil
over a medium heat, add the shanks, brown
them very well on all sides, then remove
from the dish.
Drain away excess fat from the casserole
dish, add the finely chopped onions, mushrooms and garlic, stirring until the onions
are soft.
Then add the red wine, reduce for 5 minutes and add the tomato paste. Place a
HEAVY
DRINKING:
HOW TO
CUT BACK
KNOW YOUR UNITS
Men and women are advised to not
exceed 14 units a week. One (175ml)
glass of average-strength (12 per
cent) wine is two units. A pint of lowstrength (3.6 per cent) beer is two
units. Avoid drinking more than
seven of either tipple.
IDENTIFY TRIGGERS
Many of us drink to relax.
Some feel the pressure to
drink to fit in to certain environments. If you are trying to
cut down, knowing what triggers you to reach for a drink
can help you find healthier alternatives.
CHANGE
ACTIVITIES
Instead of arranging to meet your
friends down the pub,
why not make a plan
that doesn’t involve
alcohol. You could
watch a movie at the
cinema, go for a walk
or meet up for a
coffee instead.
sieve over the casserole dish and squeeze
through the tins of cherry tomatoes, season with garlic granules, salt and pepper.
Add the Worcestershire sauce, shallots
and carrots.
Return the lamb to the casserole dish,
add the chicken stock, bring the liquid to
the boil and add the honey.
Cover with a lid and transfer to a 175C
(gas mark 4) oven for 2 hours, turning
lamb shanks occasionally.
After 2 hours, reduce the oven to 150C,
gas mark 2, and cook for a further
45 minutes.
l See myrelationshipwithfood.com
EXPERTS have warned that
heavy drinking is the sixth
biggest cause of serious illness
among people in their
50s and 60s. Many of us drink
way more than the
Government’s recommended
maximum intake of 14 units per
week. KIM PEARSON offers tips
to help cut down.
KEEP A DRINKS DIARY
It’s easy to lose track of your drinking.
A few glasses after work, on a night
out – it soon adds up. Keeping a
record as you go can highlight how
much you are really having. Download
the Drinkaware app to log your consumption easily.
PLAN YOUR WEEK
At the beginning of the week,
write down when you are going
to have a drink and how many
you are going to limit yourself to. Keep your plan
somewhere you will see
it to remind you to
stay focussed.
CONCERNED?
SEEK HELP
We often picture individuals with alcohol problems as dysfunctional.
The truth is, there are
many functioning alcoholics who lead a relatively normal life. If you
struggle to control your
drinking, it’s time to
speak to your GP.
ON WOMEN’S DAY, SIX FAB
LITTLE girls are made
from sugar and spice
and all things nice, so
the nursery rhyme goes. But
how do today’s mini misses
really see themselves and
how influenced are they by
traditional female
stereotypes?
To celebrate International
Women’s Day, LYNSEY CLARKE
asks a group of four, five and
six-year-olds what it means to
be a little girl today and what
their hopes and dreams are
for the future.
sassy
y and
also make
kids happy’
– Inaiya, six
l Head to thesun.co.uk/fabulous to
watch our video of these fabulously
feisty little women chatting.
Beatrix Boutique,
four, princess
in waiting
BEATRIX lives with mum
Mira, 41, a volunteer, and
artist dad Simon, 43, in
Hoxton, East London.
What do you want to grow up
to be?
“I want to be a princess.
Mummy knows some people
that are princesses.”
What would you do if you
were Queen?
“I’d eat all the carrots.
And I’d make everyone
vegetarian.”
What’s best about
being a girl?
“Getting my nails
painted.
Mummy’s
friend is a boy but
dresses like a girl. He’s
my godmother.”
What do mums do?
“Work and do boring things
around the house.”
What do dads do?
“Sit on the sofa and cook Pot
Noodles.”
What toys do boys play with?
“Cars, but I have a friend who is a boy
and he plays with My Little Pony.”
What are boys and girls made from?
“Both are meat, skin and guts.”
‘If I were
Queen I’d
eat all the
carrots’
- Beatrix, four
If little girls
Inaiya Doyle-Ngondo,
six, wannabe vet
Annie Wallin, five,
ballerina in training
INAIYA lives with full-time mum Tess Doyle, 35,
dad Josh Ngondo, 36, a consultant, and brother
Kaiden, ten, in Upper Tulse Hill, South West London.
What would you do if you ruled the world?
“I would say no sleeping. Sleeping is boring.”
What do you want to be when you grow up?
“A vet, because I love animals.”
Would you rather be a boy or girl?
“I’d rather be a boy so I don’t have to have a baby.”
Do all kids have to have a mummy and daddy?
“No, but it’s nice if they do. I think I’d be lonely if I
didn’t have a mummy and daddy. My mummy looks
after me and my daddy is crazy.”
What do mums do?
“Act sassy and cross their legs. They also make
kids happy.”
What do dads do?
“Dads wear smelly socks and grow beards.”
What’s best and worst things about being a girl?
“The best bit is playing out and having pretty hair.
I love bows and dresses. The worst bit is when I
have to brush my hair.”
What do you like to do when you’re not at school?
“I do boxing and I play with my nine rabbits. I
clean them the most. My brother helps but it’s
mainly me.”
ANNIE lives in Brixton, South London, with mum
Mary, 36, a jewellery designer, dad David, 35, a
quality manager, and sister Ruby, 21 months.
What would you do if you ruled the country?
“Let everyone go free to university.”
Are girls and boys just as good as each other?
“No, I don’t think so . . . because boys are rough
and girls are gentle.”
What do you want to be when you grow up?
“A ballet dancer.”
Do you think boys and girls are different?
“Yes, because boys have short hair and also have
long hair but most of the boys have short hair. That’s
the difference about boys and girls.”
Who do you look up to apart from your parents?
“I like my reception class teacher because she
lets us do nice things.”
What’s your favourite book?
“Rapunzel.”
Are your friends boys or girls?
“Hundreds of girls and two boys.”
What’s the worst thing about being a girl?
“Boys are strong and can push down girls.”
Do you want to get married when you grow up?
“Yes. I want to marry a handsome man like my
dad, when I am turning 67 years old.”
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FEMALES TELL US THEIR
‘I’ll marry
y
handsome
man,, when
I’m 67’
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‘I’ll never
have kids,,
unless y
you
count pets’
– Aniela, six
- Annie, five
‘Mummy
y
doesn’t work
as hard as
Daddy’
‘Daddies
poop all
the time’
– Sienna, six
– Lola, four
ruled the world
Lola Mapplebeck,
four, mermaid-to-be
Aniela Axworthy, six,
aspiring face painter
Sienna Byfield, six,
apprentice rocket maker
LOLA lives with mum Sheryl Travas, 32, who
works in retail, and council highways engineer
dad Callum Mapplebeck, 32, in Huddersfield.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
“A mermaid . . . they have nice long hair.”
What are little girls and little boys made of?
“Girls are made of sparkle and glitter and boys
are made of poo.”
What would you do if you ruled the world?
“Give everyone sweets. And colouring books.”
Who’s your idol?
“Mummy, because I love her.”
What’s the difference between boys and girls?
“Boys are smelly.”
What’s the best thing about being a girl?
“Having longer hair than boys.”
What’s your favourite book?
“Chocolate Mousse For Greedy Goose.”
What do mums do?
“Mummy gets nice things for me.”
What do dads do?
“Daddies poop all the time.”
What does Mummy do for work?
“She works in an office and buys clothes on her
computer, and she drinks loads and loads of tea.”
ANIELA lives in South Hams, Devon, with
writer mum Clare, 39, stay-at-home dad Jon,
46, and brothers Eddie, 13, and Sammy, nine.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
“I’d love to be a pony rider. I’m good at painting
too and I know there’s a job where you can be a
face painter so I might do that too.”
Who’s your idol?
“Mummy and the Queen, because she’s the
ruler of our country and she’s old and looks kind.”
Do you want to get married?
“No, I definitely don’t want to get married. Ever.
And I’m never having children, unless you count
my animals. When I grow up I’m going to have a
pony, two dogs, one cat and a goldfish.”
Are your friends boys or girls?
“Both. I like pretending to be a dog and my
friend Theo likes pretending to be a ninja dog so
we play Ninja Dogs where he’s a ninja dog and
I’m a normal dog.”
Do girls and boys have different toys?
“Girls play with dolls and teddies mostly, but
cars sometimes. Boys play with cars.”
What would you do if you ruled the world?
“I’d make sure women do everything men do.”
SIENNA lives with mum Aimee Currie, 28, a
training manager, and electrician dad Leon
Byfield, 29, in Bicester, Oxon.
What would you do if you ruled the world?
“Make everybody do good studying.”
What do you want to be when you grow up?
“Somebody who makes rockets and spaceships. I’ve made one with bottles and cardboard.”
Who is your favourite superhero?
“Spider-Man, because he can shoot out webs.”
Would you rather be a boy or girl?
“A boy, because I like football and there aren’t
many girls at my football club.”
What’s the worst thing about being a girl?
“Wearing skirts. I hate dresses.”
Do you want to get married when you grow up?
“When I’m 50, to my friend Tiger. He’d say yes.”
What do mums do?
“Lots of cleaning but my mum doesn’t work as
hard as Daddy.”
What do dads do?
“Dad does lots of cleaning at home. He does
the Hoovering. Mummy does it sometimes.”
What are little girls and boys made of?
“Bones and skin.”
THE mum of three talks family life in her
weekly column.
Today, Peta – who is married to
cycling great Mark Cavendish – has a
special announcement to make. She
also talks about life as the mother of a
growing brood.
I DIDN’T come from a big family and
neither did my husband. We each have
just the one sibling and even our
extended family is relatively . . . well,
un-extended.
At secondary school, both of my best
friends (who are still my BFFs now)
came from big families.
I used to love the hustle and bustle of
their houses.
There was always enough dinner
made to feed the proverbial 5,000 and
the front door was always open.
I loved it. It was never quiet and you
always felt welcome.
Maybe my love for this chaos is why
we are adding another Cavendish to
our bustling brood.
All being well, we are looking forward
to a new baby to join our three children
later this year.
I love being a mum. I love being able
to travel and adventure with our family
and they teach me things every day . . .
Sometimes it’s stuff I never knew I
wanted to know, about YouTube and
creepy crawlies.
It took me a while to get my head
around my role as mum to all these
humans.
Delilah would probably
burst with excitement
I wish I’d learnt sooner that it is just
as important as any job I’ve done –
despite how society sometimes makes
parents feel.
I never imagined having four children
but now I can’t wait.
I’m so excited to meet the freshest
member of our crew.
And I also can’t wait to stop puking,
moaning and getting rashes. I am not
one of those women who glows when
pregnant. I am also so over the
constant size assessments by
strangers. The comments started out
as: “Aren’t you tiny?”
But they soon became: “You’re the
size of a double-decker bus.”
Overnight, it became open season for
making unwelcome observations.
Our other children are over the moon
too. And as much as they can push
each other’s buttons daily, they are
really close, despite being different
ages and genders.
They love and champion each other
in a way that makes me proud beyond
anything else.
I love knowing they will always have
each other to rely on. I even enjoy the
madness and noise of a house full of
friends and siblings running riot and
eating me out of house and home like a
swarm of locusts.
I wish we had the patience to keep the
baby’s sex a surprise but Mark and I
aren’t very good at waiting.
I think our girl Delilah, five, would
probably burst with excitement if we
made her wait.
So we have found out and we’ve told
the kids, but we’re keeping that
information just between the family.
Delilah is already trying to bag a spot
in the delivery room. She has
volunteered to be a
stand-in for Mark if
he is away racing
when the baby
makes an
appearance.
Somehow I think
this may be one day
I’d rather she skips.
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email: rob.gill@the - sun.co.uk
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Edited by
ROB GILL
THERE’S something about
Merc and hip-hop stars.
1
GENEVA
MOTORSHOW
SPECIAL
2
Tinie Tempah is a friend of the
brand,
Lewis
Hamilton
harbours
dreams of becoming a rapper, and
now I see J Hus inspired Merc’s two
big launches at the Geneva Motor
Show.
Did you see what I done? Came in a
black Benz, left in a white one.
The black car is the AMG C 43, the
semi-hot C-Class uprated to 390hp and set
to cost around £47,000 when it hits
showrooms in August. The red-hot C 63
will follow soon after.
The white car is the all-new 196mph
AMG GT Coupe packing a monster 639hp
4-litre V8 turbo. You’ve got a year to find
£125,000 for that beauty.
Here’s my at-a-glance guide to the other
superminis, supercars and self-driving
robots rocking Geneva:
5
REAL
6
REAL
1. Ford revealed the rufty-tufty Ka+ Active
crossover costing £12,950. It rides higher
and has a boot button . . . on the boot,
unlike the current Ka+. Out September.
2. Skoda’s as-yet-unnamed baby crossover
is likely to follow the Kodiaq and Karoq in
that it starts with a K and ends with Q.
But without an O in the middle. Out late
2019, priced around £16,000.
3. You would describe the British-built
Toyota Auris as safe, sensible but dull,
right? Until now. Auris 3.0, coming next
February, looks sharp and there’s a punchy
new 180hp hybrid. No more Auris diesels.
4. Honda is adding hybrid power to the
C-RV, as well as a seven-seat option.
Cracking all-rounder. Out August. Expect
prices from £25,000.
5. Now a little birdie tells me Juke 2.0 has
been delayed because the new design was
“too boring”. But no matter.
The chunky first-gen Juke still sells like
hot cakes and this nip/tuck adds Bose
sound and more personalisation from May.
6. Audi’s new A6 motorway prowler
inherits much of the tech and sophistication
of the flagship A8 and can even park itself
— with you stood outside the car. All
engines are hybrids.
7. The Peugeot 508 fastback looks seriously
nice, inside and out, with the brilliant
iCockpit
(12.3in
driver
screen,
10in
touchscreen), frameless doors and rear
light strip with 3D claws. Le French 3
Series, out October from around £25,000.
8. Finally, the Kia Ceed Sportswagon —
henceforth the Kia Tardis. It has a bigger
boot (600 litres) than a Volvo V90. On sale
October, from £22,000.
AMG C 43
UNREAL
1. In the licence-shredding unreal corner,
we have the 211mph McLaren Senna, with
yellow and green detailing to match the
Brazilian F1 legend’s helmet. The numbers
are incredible: 800hp, 0-62mph in 2.8 secs,
0-124 in 6.8, 0-186 in 17.5 . . . and it’s roadlegal. Gulp. All 500 cars are sold at
£750,000 a pop.
2. Or maybe sir/madam would like the
£253,000 Ferrari 488 Pista, the most
powerful Ferrari V8 ever (720hp, 0-62mph
in 2.8 secs, 0-124mph in 7.6).
3. Or the flat-six naturally-aspirated
Porsche 911 GT3 RS (520hp, 0-62 in 3.2,
0-124 in 10.6, top speed 194mph). Price:
£141,000.
4. Or how about the two-door Range
Rover SV Coupe (5-litre supercharged V8,
565hp, 0-62mph in 5.3 secs, top speed
165mph) at a whopping £240,000. That’s
£75,000 more than a Lamborghini Urus —
for 50 per cent fewer doors.
Came in a black Benz
1
2
TOTALLY UNREAL
1. Renault has form for crazy concepts and
didn’t disappoint with EZ-GO, pronounced
Easy-Go. It’s a fully autonomous robo-taxi
for up to six people.
2. VW unveiled ID Vizzion, a pure electric
four-door coupe with no driver controls.
But the real car coming in 2022 will have
a steering wheel.
3. Aston Martin is turning Lagonda into a
luxury electric-only limo maker. This
Vision Concept hints at a 2021 road car
that could do 400 miles (London to
Edinburgh) between charges using solid
state batteries — the silver bullet for
electric cars.
4. And how about this electric “skateboard” platform with swappable pods for
urban transport, burger vans, delivery firms
. . . and Merc merch at music festivals.
UNREAL
3
4
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IT’S the sson wot won it.
Volvo’s baby SUV, the XC40,
has been crowned European Car
of the Year, after winning the What
Car? gong in January and being
tipped by The Sun last November.
Top-notch interior and safety tech.
Sweden’s finest from £28k.
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THE prize for “Look at me,
yeah, I’m so disgustingly
rich” goes to the Rolls-Royce
customer who asked for this
ROSE GOLD Spirit of Ecstasy on
a Phantom. Swank. But without
the “s”. Please, can someone
pinch it?
AND the prize for “best
Peugeot lion sculpture”
goes to . . . Peugeot. This
behemoth dwarfed all the
Geneva show cars at 4.8 metres
tall (Peter Crouch x 2 and a bit
more) and 12.5 metres in length
(Ford Focus x 3).
GET A
GRIP
4
REAL
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8
AMG GT COUPE
Says DAVID
COULTHARD
MUCH of last week’s road
chaos could have been
avoided – if we used
winter tyres, says David
Coulthard.
In Germany, drivers
follow the “O to O” rule –
October to Ostern (Easter)
– and switch from regular
tyres to all-weather tyres.
The ex-F1 star said: “In
Britain we don’t like being
told what to do, but we
accepted seatbelts.
“Winter tyres would
transform the roads in the
UK. Central Europe
doesn’t grind to a halt
when it snows. It keeps
moving. The transport
minister should make it
mandatory, or at least
educate people more.
“I’m not saying this
because I work with
Cooper Tires, I’ve been
saying this for years. You
are literally investing in
your life, in your family’s
life. My parents live in
Scotland and I put winter
tyres on their cars. The first
time I tried them, it was like
a light coming on, the
difference.”
One more thing. What
do you think about the ban
on F1 grid girls?
DC said: “I’ve seen a lot
of people who haven’t
been doing the job saying
it’s degrading and it’s got
no place in modern sport.
“But I haven’t seen any
grid girls come out and
say, ‘I’m so glad that’s
been cancelled because I
was being forced to be
paid to stand there against
my will’.”
And that’s from a man
who wears a skirt.
SPY
SHOT
...left in a white one
1
3
ELON OR
E-TRON?
2
TOTALLY
UNREAL
4
I HAVE news for Tesla boss Elon Musk. Your time’s up. The
electric car pioneer can’t churn out cars quick enough
and now Audi, Merc, Jag and others are circling with
models just as cool – but cheaper.
Audi has just started taking deposits for the e-tron –
seen here in camouflage on the streets of Geneva – and it
will hit showrooms in November priced around £65,000.
Jaguar unveiled the I-Pace last week and the Mercedes
EQ, electric Mini and Honda Urban EV all hit the road next
year. Meanwhile, the only Tesla I spotted at the Geneva
Motor Show was a taxi, probably for Elon Musk.
More on that Audi e-tron. You know it’s going to be
brilliant. Of course it is. It’s an Audi. When did they last
make a turkey? And it’s going to have cool tech like
cameras replacing the wing mirrors.
Audi quotes 260-plus miles between charges and the
0-62mph sprint time is 4.5 seconds. The family SUV
harnesses a 95kWh battery with Quattro all-wheel-drive.
The Jag is 90kWh. And there will be a family of Audi EVs.
The e-tron will be quickly followed by an e-tron sportback,
then a smaller crossover.
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VICTORIA BECKHAM is out of
the Spice Girls’ reunion which, in
turn, may now not happen. And
some people still claim God
doesn’t exist.
PHILIP ROBERTS
Tanyfron, Wrexham
COMING from a man who has
had
two
relationships
—
which actually overlapped
and broke his late wife’s
heart — it’s a bit rich for
Prince
Charles
to
comment
about
his
confusion
on
Cheryl’s
changing surnames.
His remarks were in
poor taste, especially considering
Cheryl, pictured, has just helped
raise £1million for charity.
JOSPHINE DRURY
Ewloe, Flints
DAVID
CAMERON
advising
Theresa May on Brexit? He who
asked for nothing and got less.
Wobbly May needs to get a
backbone and take it to the
EU, and be ready to walk
away.
proposal,
whereby
you
are
deemed a donor unless you state
otherwise, should be for organs
only. My sister carried a donor
card and when she died we were
approached with a long list that
included skin, brain and eyes.
People need to know what is
being asked.
DENISE EDWARDS
Bexleyheath, Kent
WHAT a great article about
Arsenal by Ian Wright,
pictured. Finally, an honest
report putting the blame
where it lies — the players.
MITCH MITCHELL
Loughborough, Leics
I AM all for organ
donation but the
“opt-out”
VICKI EDWARDS
Lincoln
Russia Cup
is a huge risk
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THE World Cup is
being held this
summer in Russia.
England
players
could face being left
for dead on a park
bench at any time in the future
if they thwart the host country’s
ambitions.
Any player that turns up to
that
tournament
deserves
a
knighthood and a landed estate.
SUE DOUGHTY
Reading
BRITAIN is becoming like a
1960s espionage movie.
Yes,
there
is
no
concrete
evidence
that
ex-spy
Sergei
Skripal and his daughter were
poisoned by Russian secret agents.
But the circumstances are so
similar to previous suspected
cases that it’s no surprise MI5
and MI6 were summoned by the
Prime Minister.
SANDRA QUEEN
Harlow, Essex
THE only way we can beat
Russian President Putin in the
West is total economic and
sporting sanctions. No tourism, no
trade, no sport. So why aren’t we
doing it?
RICHARD FARRAR
West Brompton, South West London
THE article by Theresa May’s
former adviser Nick Timothy
about the state of the Armed
Forces — and the warnings from
the head of the British Army,
General Sir Nick Carter — made
for worrying reading.
It is reasonable to believe
President
Putin
has
military
ambitions in Europe.
Add to that the prospect of a
British Government sympathetic
to the old USSR and the
consequences for Britain could be
terrifying.
JOHN HARRIS
Bristol
WHAT gives Gary Neville the
right to call Boris Johnson a
useless fool? He is another over-
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WE don’t need two
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know-all pundits telling us the
obvious during football games.
but obesity has nothing to do
with pizzas, burgers, fish and
chips or takeaways.
It is all to do with kids sitting
playing video games.
The Government should be
taxing Sony and Microsoft. They
make billions while creating a
generation of fat kids who hate
going outside to play.
STEPHEN BUSHNALL
Hartlepool, Co Durham
TED, Chatham, Kent
THE Tories talk about regaining
control of our prisons from
organised crime but they caused
this problem by sacking
experienced prison officers to
replace them with private
companies. Same with our
Armed Forces and police.
BOB DIXON
WE should boycott the World
Cup. That will hurt Putin more
than any sanctions.
HOW much longer do we have to
put up with these boffins telling
us what to eat? I say eat what
you want when you want. I am 81
this year.
BOB PALMER
Wilmslow, Cheshire
I HAVE lived with diabetes
controlled by diet for several
years. I resent do-gooders telling
me how to live and telling food
manufacturers to reduce calories
by 20 per cent.
I propose we reduce these
groups of nannies by 20 per cent.
JOHN HANDLEY
Bishop Auckland, Co Durham
DAVE, Batley, West Yorks
rated sportsman who thinks he
knows better than politicians and
the public.
If Russia has carried out the
poisoning of that father and
daughter, we should boycott the
World Cup and also take stronger
action against them.
RICKY HART
Scunthorpe, Lincs
I KNOW we have an obesity
problem in this country but I am
starting to grow weary of being
told what to eat by the NHS.
It is not so much what we eat
that is the problem but the lack
of exercise. We used to walk to
school and play outside instead of
being glued to games consoles.
ANN FORSHAW
York
COMPANIES are to be forced to
reduce the calories in fast food
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at the tragically young age of 31.
Christina was a long-standing
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pieces of journalism, including
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Dementia
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last year.
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many years to come and our
thoughts go to her family, friends
and husband.
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Your true strength is your inner spark, as planet Uranus urges
you to have confidence in personal ideas, however small or
unusual. Believing in yourself is your number one way forward
and that face you can’t shake from your mind can be a lucky
guide. Put emotional ambitions ahead of financial ones.
One ticket can turn into two, as a single journey becomes a
return or some new, intriguing travel companions are on offer.
This is a great day for breaking with traditions, trying new
places and talking to new faces, putting your own stamp on a
set schedule. Passion turns a page where books are on display.
A face you first see as bells are ringing can be your destiny
partner. If you are already in love, when you join forces to help
someone else, it wipes away any shadow of doubt. The future
sparkles with potential. A store or other location you regularly
visit sets the scene for a conversation that opens work doors.
A fresh, far-seeing mindset is already within reach – you just
have to choose to use it. Three goals you had put on hold
resume and this time you can take them through to success. A
surprise event planned for a “J” month will soon be announced
and you will have a very special part to play.
If a fitness timetable or set of challenges is too demanding or
rigid, you won’t get the best out of yourself. So relax those rules
and allow a little breathing space. Holiday plans that start as a
joke can get serious so fast and the result is exciting. A love
route map is about to take a thrilling diversion.
You can set your own romance rules but do you want to? Try
instead to give everyone an equal chance. Take time to really
talk to an enigmatic Aries rather than assuming you know all
about them. If you are already attached, let your sensitive side
show. At work, go for the biggest challenge, not the easiest.
The longer you delay a decision about a major purchase or
project, the more difficult it becomes. So make your choice
today, while your mind is clear. Pushing yourself in too many
directions in love and life leaves too little downtime, so be sure
to schedule time for yourself every day.
Jupiter has just two days before reversing in your sign but you
have an ability to look back and learn from past relationships
and connections . . . and from yourself. A makeover may be put
on hold but this is for a great reason, and confidence that starts
slowly, as a quiet glow, will very soon be so bright.
You see your strengths and over the next few weeks you will be
ready to use them and share them. A super creative side to you
is about to show through in love of all kinds. Get ready to form
some unforgettable bonds. It is tempting to break a cash
promise to yourself but try to remember why you made it.
Planning time off together brings a couple closer in ways that
may be a surprise, so try to balance chores with fun. If you are
single, daring to say straight out how you feel starts something
so special. You are a natural leader, with Mars’ energy now
personally made-to-measure for you.
Even if you only say one word, say it now. A silence really can’t
be allowed to last any longer because a couple are ready to go
to the next level. If you are single, a star on social media has
eyes only for you. A local question is the key. When you make a
new work plan, make it the biggest and the best yet.
Until now, patience hasn’t come naturally to you. But playing
the waiting game is the way to go and more fun than you expect.
It gives you time to perfect your personal skills too. As the
moon and Mars steam up your cash chart, beware of impulse
buys. Upcycling old furniture can be creative and commercial.
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TWO- SPEED CROSSWORD
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1GM
1GM
THE FTSE 100
ROSE 11.09
TO 7157.84
Prices cut . . . Frankie & Benny’s
FRANKIE
TURNING
HEALTHY
FRANKIE & BENNY’S owner
THE RESTAURANT GROUP
saw sales fall 4.4 per cent
to £679.3million in 2017.
Pre-tax profits also
plunged from £77.1million
to £56.7million — down
20.4 per cent.
Chief executive Andy
McCue said he expected
pressure on revenues after
Frankie & Benny’s cut its
menu prices.
To compete better with
rivals, the group — which
also owns GARFUNKEL’S,
JOE’S KITCHEN and
CHIQUITO — now plans to
launch an “extended range
of healthy dishes”.
It will also upgrade
vegetarian and vegan
options and introduce a
new range of desserts.
Given tough conditions in
the sector as more Brits
opt to stay in, The
Restaurant Group is eyeing
a larger share of the
delivered-food market.
It now has 130 sites
served by delivery firm
DELIVEROO, up from 37 at
the start of last year.
And it is running trials
with order and delivery
services UBER EATS and
JUST EAT.
In addition, the company
plans gourmet burgers on
a menu to be available
only via delivery.
CITY
Sun
FED UP OF LOSING
BOX CARD
RACERS..
DS SMITH, which makes
and recycles cardboard
boxes for the likes of
AMAZON and NESTLÉ, is
growing fast on the rise of
e-commerce and the move
away from plastic.
The FTSE100 company
supplies 30 per cent of
Britain’s boxes and is
growing at 15 to 20 per
cent a year.
Boss Miles Roberts said:
“We have seen a lot of
growth from the move out
of plastic and the change
in how people shop. We
are a leading supplier in
e-commerce.”
The firm makes 15 billion boxes a year globally.
They can be recycled up
to eight times, it claims.
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TWO GO FOR GONG
still reported an 18 per cent
increase in full-year earnings to £473million for 2017
on revenues of £1.74billion.
The results were helped
by punters betting big on
the Floyd Mayweather-Conor
McGregor fight in August.
Boss Peter Jackson said
the firm is preparing for
June’s World Cup in Russia.
SEVERN
TRENT
chief
executive Liv Garfield,
left, and MATCHES FASHION founder Ruth Chapman will be going headto-head for this year’s
VEUVE CLICQUOT Business Woman Award.
The panel noted how
water utility boss Ms
Garfield created growth
within a FTSE 100 business and that Ms Chapman
had
successfully
innovated
at
Matches
Fashion.com.
The winner will be
chosen on May 9. The
annual award began in
1972 in tribute to 19thcentury
champagne
maker Madame Clicquot.
ROLLS-ROYCE’S SHARES FLY HIGH
. . .BUT IT HAS £580m REPAIR BILL
ROLLS-ROYCE
is
facing a £580million
engines repair bill over
the next two years —
but shares are flying.
Up to 500 Trent 1000s,
right, which power Boeing 787s, and some Trent
900s need attention as
components are wearing
out sooner than expected.
LIFE LOSS
IS PROFIT
LEGAL & General has
reported record annual
profits, helped by changes
in life expectancy rates.
Life insurers such as
L&G pay out bigger sums
the longer individuals live.
Boss Nigel Wilson
explained: “People around
the world are not living as
long as we originally predicted.”
For 2017, the group
posted a 32 per cent
increase in group operating
profit to £2.1billion.
Profits at its retirement
arm rose 54 per cent to
£1.24billion while the
investment division saw
record external net inflows
of £43.5billion, including a
large sum from Europe.
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BRENT CRUDE $64.12
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PADDY POWER BETFAIR has
warned that punters are
placing fewer bets after a
series of sporting upsets.
These
included
Roger
Federer’s
Wimbledon
triumph and Chelsea winning
last year’s Premier League
ahead of favourites Manchester City.
But the FTSE 100 bookies
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
TWIGGY’S
IN BLOOM
TWIGGY has collaborated with her daughter
Carly on a new collection for M&S, out just
in time for Mother’s Day.
The range of blouses and jackets was said
to be inspired by family hols in the Med.
M&S may hope the collection will be as
big a money-spinner as its flowers — it
expects to sell 130million stems this year.
BECK TO BASICS
VICTORIA
Beckham’s
struggling fashion brand
has appointed an industry
veteran as chairman.
Ralph Toledano is the
ex-boss of fashion house
CHLOE and president of
the French fashion trade
governing body.
He will spearhead an
Asian expansion designed
to return the brand to
profitability. In 2016 brand
VICTORIA BECKHAM lost
£8.6million
on
global
revenues of £36million.
Ms Beckham said yesterday:
“Ralph
brings
unrivalled industry experience to the company.
“I am excited to have
such an esteemed partner
with me as we move in
to the next chapter.”
Repairs have already cost
the firm £170million this year.
But despite the strain on
production facilities, it saw
shares soar 11.5 per
cent to close the
day at 924.00p.
CEO Warren East
said:
“Financial
results were ahead
of our expectations.
“We achieved a
number of important
operational
and
technological
milestones but were
impacted by the increasing
cost and challenge of managing
significant
in-service
engine issues.”
He
said
customers
had
faced “disruption” but a plan
was in place to fix the
trouble with the engines.
Revenues including currency
effects rose nine per cent
year-on-year to £16.3billion.
The pre-tax profits were
£4.9billion, reversing a loss
last year of £4.6billion.
George Salmon, analyst at
Hargreaves Lansdown, said of
the firm’s results: “Beating
market expectations in every
division is a major coup.”
He said it added “credibility” to East’s aim of improving the firm’s “free cashflow”.
Engine
trouble
ARNIE A PPI HIT
PAYOUTS for mis-sold
PPI
now
stand
at
£29.6billion after a multimillion pound ad blitz
featuring Terminator star
Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The FINANCIAL CONDUCT
AUTHORITY
launched its £42million
campaign last August.
In the ads, Arnie, 70,
right,
urges
Brits
to
“make a decision” on
seeking
compensation
and to “do it now”.
The deadline for compensation applications is
August next year.
Claimants
in
December
received
almost £367million in
total.
And
in
November they got
£398million.
CLOSING PRICES
A SELECTION of last
night’s FTSE closing
prices:
BARCLAYS down 0.4 at
210.95
BP down 1.55 at 471.60
CENTRICA up 0.85 at
142.00
HSBC down 0.7 at 699.40
LLOYDS up 0.69 at 67.25
M&S up 1.4 at 288.00
MORRISONS up 0.4 at
226.10
RBS up 0.9 at 261.00
ROYAL MAIL up 16.60 at
568.20
SAINSBURY’S down 0.8
at 243.90
TESCO up 0.3 at 211.30
Full share prices in
Saturday’s paper.
AA’S PRICE
DRIVES UP
SHARES in the AA closed more
than 15 per cent higher yesterday after ex-chairman Robert
Mackenzie said a potential buyer
had approached the breakdown
recovery company last year.
But the firm said Mackenzie
had breached confidentiality.
He is facing a tribunal after
allegedly attacking a colleague.
AIRBUS WARNING
AIRBUS has told unions
up to 3,700 jobs could be
at risk as it slows production of two troublesome
aircraft programmes.
The A380 super-jumbo
and the A400M military
transporter are affected.
The jobs in danger are
in Britain and across
Europe, but Airbus hopes
to transfer some roles to
other
programmes.
A
spokeswoman for the UK
business, which largely
focuses on wing production for both aircraft at
its Broughton and Filton
factories, said it hoped
compulsory redundancies
would be avoided.
The plan is expected to
be
finalised
by
the
autumn.
50 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
By JAMES CLARKE
TIGER WOODS knows he
can win again — after
seeing Phil Mickelson do
exactly that.
Woods lines up at the
Valspar Championship in
Florida today in the week
after Mickelson won for
the first time since the
2013 Open at the WGCMexico Championship.
Mickelson, 47, is the
oldest winner of any World
Golf Championship event.
Woods who turned 42 in
December, said: “What
Phil’s doing is showing us
we can still do it later on
in our careers.
“Davis Love did it at 51,
I believe, Phil at 47,
Kenny Perry won a handful of events post-45.
“I’m ecstatic just to
have a chance to play and
win golf tournaments.”
Woods has looked painfree in his three tournaments this year.
He said: “People are
saying I’ve been erratic,
but it’s 10 rounds.”
Sport
GERMAN police have
rejected
Mo
Farah’s
claim he was racially
harassed
at
Munich
Airport.
They insisted the cop
Farah filmed pushing
him
was
“properly
carrying out his duty”.
SHORT
ONE DAYER
R
CRICKETT FOURTH ONE-DAYER
BOSS TAYLOR
UP ’N AWAY . . .
Taylor hits out in
his stunning knock
Crocked Kiwi mauls Morg’s men
ROSS TAYLOR stunned
From JOHN ETHERIDGE
England with an all-time
in Dunedin
great one-day innings —
The
Kiwi
batter said: “I felt
on one leg!
Taylor
plundered
a the leg diving for the crease
SCOREBOARD
Tiger on
win trail
after Phil
2GM
New Zealand bt England by 5 wkts
ENGLAND
Roy c Santner b Sodhi .....................42 (Balls: 41)
Bairstow c Southee b Munro................138 (106)
Root c Latham b Southee ..................... 102 (101)
Buttler c & b Sodhi.........................................0 (2)
Morgan c Munro b Boult................................5 (6)
Stokes c Nicholls b Sodhi...............................1 (3)
Ali c Southee b Sodhi...................................3 (10)
Woakes c Boult b Munro................................3 (5)
Rashid b Boult............................................11 (12)
T Curran not out .......................................22 (10)
Wood not out ................................................ 3 (4)
Extras (lb1 w4) ..................................................... 5
TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs)............335
Wkts: 77, 267, 267, 274, 276, 280, 288, 305, 313.
Bowling: Southee 10-0-87-1; Boult 10-0-56-2;
De Grandhomme 2-0-23-0; Santner 10-0-57-0;
Sodhi 10-1-58-4; Munro 8-0-53-2.
NEW ZEALAND
Guptill c Stokes b Woakes ...........................0 (10)
Munro lbw b Wood.........................................0 (1)
Williamson c Buttler b Stokes .................. 45 (48)
Taylor not out .......................................181 (147)
Latham c Ali b T Curran.............................71 (67)
De Grandhomme c Woakes b T Curran.....23 (12)
Nicholls not out ........................................13 (12)
Extras (lb4 w2) ..................................................... 6
TOTAL (5 wkts, 49.3 overs).........339
Wkts: 0, 2, 86, 273, 303.
Bowling: Woakes 8-2-42-1; Wood 8-0-65-1;
Rashid 10-0-74-0; T Curran 8.3-0-57-2; Stokes
7-0-45-1; Ali 8-0-52-0.
scarcely-believable 181 not
out from just 147 balls as
New Zealand levelled the
50-over series at 2-2.
Just after reaching his ton,
he aggravated a thigh strain
diving to make his ground.
By the end, he was
strapped up, hobbling and
unable to run more than
singles. So he just whacked
fours and sixes instead.
And this from a player
who, until he had a growth
on his left eye removed in
late 2016, struggled to see
the swinging ball and tried
to hide in the field.
Under
normal
circumstances, the brilliant centuries by Yorkshire duo Jonny
Bairstow
and
Joe
Root
would have won the match.
But they were emphatically
trumped by the power, skill
and sumptuous ball-striking
of Taylor, who is 34 today.
and started cramping up,
making it harder.
“I couldn’t run many twos
but I hope to be fit for the
final game on Saturday.
“A couple of years ago,
my eye was getting worse
but now, after the operation,
it’s nice to be able to see
the ball swing. I’m batting
as well as I’ve ever done.
“A lot of times in daynight games, I didn’t want
the ball to come near me in
the field — that’s not great
when you’re playing cricket.”
England were undone by
a batting collapse which
saw them lose eight wickets
for 46 runs having been
267-1 in the 38th over.
They finished on 335-9,
around 50 short of what
appeared likely at one stage.
Root, having failed to convert his previous 12 fifties in
all formats into centuries,
finally got his 11th ODI ton.
He fell for 102 and Bairstow
batted superbly for his 138
from 106 balls.
England had New Zealand
2-2 in reply but Taylor,
helped by Tom Latham’s 71,
steered
the
Black
Caps
home by five wickets with
three balls to spare.
Skipper
Eoin
Morgan
admitted: “Our collapse was
the major reason we lost.
“We’re gutted. We’ve not
had a collapse like that going
for a big total. If it becomes
a pattern, we’ll look into it.”
The Christchurch decider
starts at 10pm UK time
tomorrow.
l AUSTRALIA’S Tim Paine
says South Africa LIED over
Quinton de Kock’s row with
David Warner in Durban.
The
Proteas
claimed
Warner — who was fined
around £6,000 — sledged De
Kock
by
talking
about
members of his family.
But keeper Paine said:
“That’s 100 per cent false.
We don’t cross the line.”
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SPORTS ROUND-UP:
RESULTS & FIXTURES
OLLY’S CALL
IS ON HOLD
FOOTBALL
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
1st Knockout Rd, 2nd Legs
MAN CITY
(1) 1 BASEL
(1) 2
Jesus 8
Elyounoussi 17
Att: 49,411
Lang 71
(Man City win 5-2 on aggregate)
TOTTENHAM (1) 1 JUVENTUS (0) 2
Son 39
Higuain 64
Att: 84,010
Dybala 67
(Juventus win 4-3 on aggregate)
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
LEEDS
(0) 0 WOLVES
Att: 26,434
Saiss 28
Boly 45
Afobe 74
P
Celtic...............28
Rangers...........29
Aberdeen........28
Hibernian........28
Kilmarnock.....28
Hearts.............29
Motherwell.... 28
St Johnstone..28
Dundee............28
Hamilton.........26
Partick............28
Ross County...28
W
19
18
16
13
10
9
10
8
8
7
6
5
D
7
4
4
9
10
12
5
6
4
5
6
6
L
2
7
8
6
8
8
13
14
16
14
16
17
F
56
59
43
40
36
29
34
25
30
36
26
29
HUNTERS will not chase
County Hurdle glory.
Olly Murphy’s Hunters
Call, who had been
favourite for the big
handicap tomorrow week,
has been ruled out of the
race.
The horse was well fancied on the back of an
impressive win at Ascot
just before Christmas.
But the trainer said:
“Unfortunately Hunters
Call has some heat in his
foot and as far as
Cheltenham
is
concerned we
have lost
the race
against
(2) 3
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP
KILMARNOCK (1) 2 ST J’STONE
Boyd 30 (pen)
Att: 3,807
Erwin 58
A
18
32
33
32
36
27
37
42
43
48
47
48
51
(0) 0
Pts
64
58
52
48
40
39
35
30
28
26
24
21
By TOM PEPPER
time. We will now aim
him at the Scottish
Champion Hurdle or one
of the big Irish festivals
at
Fairyhouse
or
Punchestown.
“It’s a blow for us as he
was in great form and we
were looking forward to
running him in the
County.”
nACE Irish mare Vroum
Vroum Mag has been
retired. The 2016 Mares’
Hurdle winner
has not run
since last
spring.
TENNIS
ATP & WTA BNP PARIBAS INDIAN
WELLS OPEN (California, USA): 1st Rd:
Women - A Anisimova (US) bt P Parmentier
(Fra) 6-2 6-; Y Putintseva (Kaz) bt A Van
Uytvanck (Bel) 6-0 2-6 6-2; C Dolehide (US)
bt S Rogers (US) 3-6 7-6 6-3; Q Wang (Chn) bt
T Bacsinszky (Swi) 6-0 4-6 6-2; B Bencic (Swi)
bt T Babos (Hun) 1-6 6-1 7-6.
CALL BLIMEY
. . . Hunters
Call caught the
eye at Ascot
ICE HOCKEY
ELITE LEAGUE - Braehead 7 Edinburgh 2;
Nottingham 5 Milton Keynes 1.
TODAY’S SPORT
ABC CHECK ON THE RUNNERS
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE
Round of 16, 1st Legs
AC Milan v Arsenal................... 6.0
Atl Madrid v Lokomotiv.......... 6.0
B Dortmund v RB Salzburg ..... 6.0
CSKA Moscow v Lyon............... 6.0
Lazio v Dynamo Kiev ............. 8.05
Marseille v Athletic Bilbao ... 8.05
RB Leipzig v Zenit St P’burg.. 8.05
Sporting v Plzen.................... 8.05
RUGBY LEAGUE: Betfred
League - Leeds v Hull (7.45).
KEY: C-Carlisle, N-Newcastle, S-Southwell, W-Wincanton
Super
CRICKET: Twenty20 International Bangladesh v India (Colombo, Sri Lanka,
1.30). ICC World Cup Qualifier - Nepal
v Scotland (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 7.30am).
GOLF (to Mar 11): Hero Indian Open
(New Delhi). Valspar Championship
(Florida, USA).
DARTS: Unibet Premier League
(Leeds).
FAIR PLAY TO LIZZIE
By HARRY TALBOT
LIZZIE DEIGNAN believes cycling
is “almost unrecognisable” in
prize money to the men’s Tour of
terms of gender equality from Britain. And Deignan, 29, said: “It’s
six years ago.
almost
unrecognisable.
Female
Olympic star Deignan highlighted
the issue after winning Britain’s
first medal at London 2012 — a
silver in the road race.
This
summer’s
OVO
Energy
Women’s Tour will have identical
cycling is huge now.
“There are pathways for talented
riders to make it. It’s hugely
improved from when I started.
“It’s no longer acceptable for it
to be any less than equal.”
Cav’s cut up
MARK CAVENDISH crashed out of
the Tirreno-Adriatico team time
trial after hitting a pothole.
Dimension Data rider Cav (left),
32, suffered facial cuts and went
to hospital after crossing the line.
Team boss Rolf Aldag said: “At
37mph it never ends really good.”
Abushamah 7.45N
Al Khan 7.45N
Alifax 2.00S
Alpha Tauri 2.30S
Amplification 6.15N
Amuletum 5.45N
Another Crick 2.40W
Archimedes 3.35S
Archive 5.45N
Arnarson 7.15N
Arzaak 3.35S
Asking Questions 2.50C
Bambi Du Noyer 5.00C
Barney From Tyanee 2.10W
Big Time Frank 4.50W
Birch Bank 4.30C
Bob Maxwell 3.00S
Bold Spirit 2.30S
Born To Finish 8.15N
Branscombe 6.45N
Breaking Ground 2.10W
Broken Force 6.15N
Brother Tiger 3.35S
Budarri 3.25C
Caius College Girl 4.05S
Callomania 5.45N
Cap St Vincent 3.45W
Captain Bob 2.30S
Caraline 3.55C
Catchin Time 2.40W
Chasing Headlights 2.10W
Chaucer’s Tale 2.30S
Cherubic 2.00S
Chicago Lady 4.30C
Choix Des Armes 3.45W
Citron Major 6.15N
Clever Divya 4.05S
Clondaw Rigger 4.50W
Clondaw Westie 4.50W
Come On Charlie 3.45W
Compatriot 5.10S
Court Painter 2.50C
Crank Em Up 3.10W
Craving 3.00S
Crosse Fire 3.35S
Cucklington 4.50W
Cultram Abbey 5.00C
Da Capo Dandy 4.05S
Daze Out 6.45N
Deben 4.05S
Definite Winner 3.45W
Denny Kerrell 2.10W
Dixieland Diva 3.00S
Domingo 3.10W
Dont Be Robin 3.45W
Essential 2.30S
Eyes of Fire 4.05S
Fanoulpifer 4.40S
Fight Commander 3.10W
Finisher 5.45N
Firmdecisions 8.15N
Frightened Rabbit 2.20C
Geni Johnson 3.45W
Glentrool 5.35C
Glorious Politics 8.15N
Good Man 5.45N
Gorse 6.45N
Grove Silver 3.55C
Hardness 3.45W
Heaven’s Guest 8.15N
Hernando Torres 7.45N
High Anxiety 4.05S
Hilborough 2.00S
Hooves The Daddy 4.30C
Iconic Figure 4.05S
Instingtive 3.25C
Involved 3.00S
Jack The Truth 3.35S
Jimmy The Jetplane 5.00C
Johns Luck 2.10W
Jurby 3.45W
Kalooki 5.20W
Kap Jazz 3.10W
Karl Marx 2.10W
Kayf Tiger 2.10W
Kentuckyconnection 7.15N
Kilbaha Lady 7.45N
Killer Crow 5.00C
King Calvin 4.15W
Kodi Beach 6.45N
Kostaquarta 4.50W
Ladurelli 4.40S
Laith Alareen 6.45N
Leeshaan 6.45N
Let’s Be Happy 3.45W
Lost At Sea 7.15N
Louse Talk 4.30C
Love Rat 3.00S
Luath 2.30S
Luv U Whatever 5.10S
Maazel 2.30S
Majeste 8.15N
Majestic Man 3.00S
Major Hindrance 3.55C
Man Of Verve 7.45N
Mcginty’s Dream 2.50C
Metronomic 7.45N
Millie The Minx 5.45N
Moabit 2.40W
Montague 6.45N
Morning Skye 5.45N
Mr Carbonator 2.00S
Mr Witmore 2.50C
Muffins For Tea 3.10W
Musbaq 2.00S
Mutarakez 7.15N
My Turgeon 5.35C
Nanny Makfi 3.45W
Narcos 6.15N
Natajack 7.45N
Never Up 3.55C
Newmarket Warrior 7.45N
Night Castle 6.15N
Night Manager 5.35C
Oceanus 5.10S
On A May Day 6.15N
Once An Angel 2.20C
One For The Team 5.20W
One Night In Milan 5.20W
Oriental Lilly 8.15N
Pc Dixon 3.25C
Pinch Of Ginger 2.50C
Poet’s Prince 2.00S
Prediction 5.45N
Quick Look 3.35S
Red Danaher 2.20C
Ring Minella 2.10W
Riverside Bridge 5.45N
Royal Brave 8.15N
Russian Spy 2.10W
Samburu Shujaa 4.15W
Sammy’s Choice 4.05S
Saroque 3.10W
Sea Wall 2.40W
Secret Investor 4.15W
Shanaway 3.25C
Shantaluze 5.35C
Sharp Reminder 2.00S
Show On The Road 2.40W
Sir Fred 3.00S
Sir Gnet 7.45N
Skito Soldier 2.00S
Something Lucky 3.35S
Sonnetist 5.10S
Sory 2.20C
Special Princess 2.20C
Spin The Coin 2.20C
Sportswriter 5.45N
Star Ascending 5.10S
Stealth 2.00S
Stopdworldnletmeof 4.05S
Storm Home 3.45W
Strait Run 3.25C
Stuccodor 4.40S
Sustainable Star 4.15W
Sutter’s Mill 4.50W
Swansway 7.45N
Tekiblue de L’Orme 4.30C
Tellovoi 2.30S
Testa Rossa 7.15N
The Lock Master 4.40S
Thedrinkymeister 3.10W
True Ballew 4.40S
Two Smokin Barrels 3.10W
Twotwothree 5.35C
Under The Red Sky 2.50C
Upham Running 2.10W
Vieux Lille 3.10W
Vimy Ridge 3.35S
Vj Day 6.45N
Waitinonasunnyday 4.15W
Watcombe Heights 2.40W
What Usain 4.40S
Whispering Soul 4.05S
Whitsundays 3.55C
Withoutdefavourite 4.50W
Zabeel Star 7.15N
Zee Man 5.20W
52 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL FIVE
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GOING: SOFT (HEAVY IN PLACES)
WINCANTON
2.10
SMARKETS HANDICAP HURDLE (Class 5); value to
the winner £3,184; 2m 4f.
(10 runners)
1
232-P38 JOHNS LUCK 57 N Mulholland 9-12-7.................................... H Reed (7) 87
2
7-63464 BARNEY FROM TYANEE 17 (PH) M Blake 7-11-10 ... P K Donovan (7) 97
3
F003P RING MINELLA 26 (TH) P Henderson 7-11-9....................... T J O’Brien 93
4
9775801 BREAKING GROUND 19 (T;C) R Ford 6-11-7 .................... R McLernon 93
5
40785 RUSSIAN SPY 21 (PH) E Williams 5-11-6......................... M Bastyan (5) 85
6
63P-P24 UPHAM RUNNING 24 (D) K A Buckett 10-11-0 ........ Miss P Fuller (5) l99
7
-33P042 KARL MARX 45 (B;C) M Gillard 8-10-12............................ T Dowling (5) 98
8
4063-U2 DENNY KERRELL 290 J W Mullins 7-10-11...................... D Sansom (7) 90
9
-784795 CHASING HEADLIGHTS 178 A Dunn 6-10-8............................ A Wedge 91
10
69P50/ KAYF TIGER 854 (TH) M Sheppard 9-10-0 .................. Mr H Nugent (7) 82
BETTING: 5-2 Breaking Ground, 4 Karl Marx, 6 Russian Spy, Denny Kerrell, 7
Barney From Tyanee, 8 Johns Luck, 12 Upham Running, 20 Ring Minella
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5 PU abd abd 3
2017: Daytime Ahead 6-10-9 N Scholfield 14-1 (S Hodgson), 17 ran.
JOHNS LUCK (11-9) 20-1 no extra 2
out, not fluent last, 8th of 17 (btn
38l) to Virginia Chick (11-0) (Ludlow
3m amat hcap hdle (4) £4,742 soft).
BARNEY FROM TYANEE (11-11) 5-1
weakened 4 out, 4th of 6 (btn 45l) to
Lightentertainment (11-1) (Lingfield
2m hcap ch (5) £3,509 heavy).
RING MINELLA pulled up latest, earlier (11-4) 66-1 held up in touch,
stayed on last, no chance with front
pair, 3rd of 11 (btn 11l) to Colt
Lightning (11-10) (Hereford 2 3 / 4m
nov hcap hdle (5) £3,639 soft).
BREAKING GROUND (10-2) 25-1 led
before jumping right and not fluent
2 out, hit last, clear flat, bt Prince
Mahler (11-6) 41/2l (18 ran) (Wincanton 2m 5f hcap hdle (4) £4,159 soft).
RUSSIAN SPY (10-12) 33-1 pushed
along and faded 3 out, 5th of 7 (well
btn) to Jaisalmer (11-5) (Fontwell
21/4m nov hdle (4) £4,094 heavy).
UPHAM RUNNING (10-10) 4-1 in
2.40
FORM
touch, outpaced 3 out, rallied into
2nd next where every chance, no
extra, 4th of 8 (btn 11/2l) to Cassivellaunus (11-4) (Plumpton 2m cond
hcap hdle (5) £3,379 heavy).
KARL MARX (10-3) 14-1 ridden to
lead last, headed soon after, stayed
on, btn 1l by Hurricane Rita (11-8)
(10 ran) (Fakenham 2m hcap hdle
(5) £4,159 heavy).
DENNY KERRELL (10-4) 4-1 ridden
between last 2, kept on same pace
run-in, btn 2l by Bestwork (11-1) (10
ran) (Towcester 2m hcap ch (5)
£3,249 good to soft).
CHASING HEADLIGHTS (10-6) 33-1
well beaten after 3 out, 5th of 7 (well
btn) to Pengo’s Boy (11-10) (Newton
Abbot 2m 1f nov hcap hdle (5)
£3,899 good to soft).
KAYF TIGER (10-7) 100-1 never dangerous, 11th of 16 (well btn) to Toby
Lerone (10-12) (Towcester 2m 5f
nov hdle (4) £4,549 good).
SMARKETS HANDICAP HURDLE (3); value to the
winner £6,758; 1m 7f.
(6 runners)
1
5P-2341 MOABIT 12 (T;CD) P Nicholls 6-12-2 ...................................... B Frost (3) 93
2
1-22611 SEA WALL 19 (H;CD) C Gordon 10-11-12 ............................. H Reed (7) 98
3
/21F322 WATCOMBE HEIGHTS 19 C Tizzard 8-11-9 ........................... H Cobden 97
4
1/62212 SHOW ON THE ROAD 49 (H;BF) P Hobbs 7-11-7................. M G Nolan 97
5
-562423 ANOTHER CRICK 26 (H) N Williams 5-11-2..................... W Hutchinson 85
6
43-5487 CATCHIN TIME 26 (P,T) L Hurley 10-10-0 ................ Miss P Fuller (5) l99
BETTING: 13-8 Moabit, 7-2 Show On The Road, 4 Sea Wall, 5 Watcombe Heights,
7 Another Crick, 20 Catchin Time
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 6 1-2 abd abd 1
2017: Unison 7-11-12 M Griffiths 11-8 Fav (J Scott), 5 ran.
FORM
MOABIT (10-13) 6-1 led 2 out, clear
stayed on, driven out, bt SHOW ON
last, readily bt Applesandpierres (11THE ROAD (11-8) evens fav hanging
2) 41/2l (7 ran) (Chepstow 2m hcap
left flat, stayed on, not able to chalhdle (3) £6,238 soft).
lenge, 11/4l (7 ran) (Wincanton 1m 7f
hcap hdle (3) £7,083 heavy).
SEA WALL (10-5) 7-2 pecked 3 out,
led next, clear last, held on, bt War ANOTHER CRICK (11-2) 40-1 in
touch, never any chance with easy
Sound (11-3) 1/2l (5 ran) (Wincanton
2m hcap ch (2) £15,825 heavy).
winner, 3rd of 10 (btn 9 3 / 4 l) to
Whatswrongwithyou (11-8) (NewWATCOMBE HEIGHTS (11-4) 2-1 left
bury 2m nov hdle (3) £6,758 soft).
in clear 2nd last, no impression after
last, btn 5l by Fortunate George (11- CATCHIN TIME (10-13) 20-1 always
towards rear, 7th of 8 (btn 30l) to
4) (7 ran) (Wincanton 2m 5f hcap
The Dubai Way (12-7) (Warwick 2m
hdle (3) £6,238 soft).
hcap hdle (4) £4,549 soft).
SEA WALL (11-12) 10-1 led 3 out,
3.10
SMARKETS HANDICAP CHASE (3); value to the
winner £9,357; 3m 1f.
(9 runners)
1
324P-64 VIEUX LILLE 68 P Hobbs 8-11-13 .......................................... T J O’Brien 93
2
-133F31 MUFFINS FOR TEA 16 (T) C Tizzard 8-11-12......................... P Brennan 85
3
6-92F32 TWO SMOKIN BARRELS 21 (BF) M Scudamore 9-11-11...... T Scudamore 97
4
F113-02 KAP JAZZ 119 (BF) V Williams 8-11-9 .................................... C Deutsch 98
5
2F2-316 DOMINGO 18 (P) J O’Neill 5-11-8........................................... A Coleman 86
6
P14-F22 THEDRINKYMEISTER 34 (V) K Bailey 9-11-6 .............................. D Bass 94
7
5-53P12 CRANK EM UP 40 (B;BF,CD) D Dennis 7-11-0.......... S Twiston-Davies 94
8
35223-7 SAROQUE 118 V Williams 11-10-11 .............................. Mr H Nugent (7) 90
9
P8P2-43 FIGHT COMMANDER 94 (P;BF) O Sherwood 9-10-7 ............ L Aspell l99
BETTING: 3 Muffins For Tea, 9-2 Two Smokin Barrels, 5 Kap Jazz, 7 Crank Em Up,
8 Thedrinkymeister, Vieux Lille, Fight Commander, 14 Saroque, Domingo
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 abd abd 1
2017: Dawson City 8-11-13 W Hutchinson 3-1 Fav (P Gundry), 8 ran.
VIEUX LILLE (11-8) 6-1 kept on 3 out,
4th of 9 (btn 16l) to Daklondike (1110) (Newbury 3 1 / 4 m hcap ch (3)
£11,696 heavy).
MUFFINS FOR TEA (11-8) 10-1 challenged 6th, led after 4 out, not fluent
3 out, clear flat, stayed on, bt The
Kings Writ (10-8) 6l (9 ran) (Taunton
2m 7f nov hcap ch (4) £6,758 soft).
TWO SMOKIN BARRELS (11-12) 7-4
fav switched left flat, stayed on
towards finish, just held, btn nk by
Tara Mist (11-11) (4 ran) (Leicester
2m 7f hcap ch (3) £8,837 soft).
KAP JAZZ (11-12) 5-2 fav led 8th, ridden and joined 4 out, headed next,
kept on one pace, btn 2l by Shady
Glen (11-8) (6 ran) (Market Rasen
3m hcap ch (4) £6,498 good to soft).
DOMINGO (11-7) 10-1 mistake 2 out,
FORM
no extra from last, 6th of 11 (btn 31l)
to Jennys Surprise (11-9) (Ffos Las
3m hcap ch (3) £10,007 heavy).
THEDRINKYMEISTER (11-12) 7-1 no
impression, btn 11l by Paddy The
Oscar (10-11) (9 ran) (Chepstow 3m
hcap ch (4) £4,614 heavy).
CRANK EM UP (11-3) 2-1 fav mistake
and 12 lengths down 2 out, stayed
on flat, no impression, btn 6l by Big
Meadow (11-6) (5 ran) (Uttoxeter 3m
nov hcap ch (4) £4,614 heavy).
SAROQUE (11-8) 11-2 not fluent 4 out,
outpaced, last of 7 (btn 33l) to Water
Wagtail (11-2) (Warwick 3m 1f hcap
ch (4) £5,198 good to soft).
FIGHT COMMANDER (11-12) 10-3 fav
ridden 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 9 (btn 8l)
to Frank N Fair (9-11) (Plumpton 31/4m
hcap ch (4) £4,549 good to soft).
TEMPLEGATE
TOM PEPPER
EL
TO
PAY
King ace has Champ date
2.10 ...............Upham Running 2.10 .......................Johns Luck
2.40 ..........Show On The Road 2.40 ...................MOABIT (nap)
3.10 .......Two Smokin Barrels 3.10............................Kap Jazz
3.45 .....................Storm Home 3.45 .....................Storm Home
4.15 ..............Samburu Shujaa 4.15........................King Calvin
4.50......................Cucklington 4.50......................Cucklington
5.20 ..........One Night In Milan 5.20 ..........One Night In Milan
TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Compatriot (Southwell) and Lost At Sea
(double, Newcastle) with Cucklington (Wincanton). TOM PEPPER’S
DOUBLE: Moabit (Wincanton) and Something Lucky (Southwell).
SUNRATINGS’ NAP: CATCHIN TIME (2.40 Wincanton). SIRIUS, Sun
On Sunday, nap: FIGHT COMMANDER (3.10 Wincanton).
ELGIN’s army of owners
are on the march to the
Champion Hurdle.
nTIC-TAC: Right-handed track of 1m 4f, with 9 fairly stiff fences and a 200yd run-in.
nLEADING TRAINERS: P Nicholls 87-265, C Tizzard 34-250, P Hobbs 27-170, N
Mulholland 13-147. THIS SEASON: C Tizzard 10. nTOP JOCKEYS: S Twiston-Davies
34-142, H Cobden 30-94, R Johnson 24-141, N Scholfield 23-165. THIS SEASON: H
Cobden 9. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Catchin Time (2.40); 276 miles. nFIRST RUN
SINCE WIND OP: Definite Winner (3.45). nLIVE ON RUK
3.45
SMARKETS NOVICES’ HURDLE (4); value to the
winner £4,224; 1m 7f.
(11 runners)
1
10/21P JURBY 28 (CD) O Sherwood 8-11-7 ............................................ L Aspell 75
2
F/25F1 STORM HOME 32 C Tizzard 6-11-7 ................................... T Scudamore 92
3
0-9 CAP ST VINCENT 58 T Vaughan 5-11-1....................................... A Johns —
4
7-06 CHOIX DES ARMES 16 (H) P Nicholls 6-11-1.............. S Twiston-Davies —
5
9 COME ON CHARLIE 130 P Hobbs 6-11-1 ............................... R Johnson —
6
84-F353 DONT BE ROBIN 16 R Ford 6-11-1 ....................................... R McLernon —
7
878 HARDNESS 26 P Hobbs 5-11-1.........................................Mr S Kirwan (7) —
8
4399-P0 DEFINITE WINNER 49 (TH) K Price 7-10-8 .................................. B Poste —
9
869870U GENI JOHNSON 66 A Dunn 6-10-8............................. T Cheesman (5) l99
10
NANNY MAKFI F42 (TH) B Barr 5-10-8 ................................. T Garner (3) —
11
56 LET’S BE HAPPY 13 A Stronge 4-10-0 ....................................... A Wedge —
BETTING: 6-5 Storm Home, 9-4 Jurby, 7 Dont Be Robin, 10 Choix Des Armes
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Multiculture 5-11-1 R Johnson 1-6 Fav (P Hobbs), 8 ran.
JURBY p/u latest, earlier (11-4) 13-8
fav challenged 2 out, led, hard
pressed, stayed on, bt Grand Sancy
(10-7) 21/4l (12 ran) (Wincanton 1m
7f nov hdle (4) £4,224 heavy).
STORM HOME (11-3) 11-10 fav led
last, ran on well, bt Grand Sancy
(10-7) 11/4l (13 ran) (Taunton 2m nov
hdle (4) £5,458 soft).
CAP ST VINCENT (11-4) 16-1 well
beaten 3 out, 9th of 14 (well btn) to
Darcy Ward (11-4) (Taunton 2m 3f
nov hdle (4) £5,458 soft).
DONT BE ROBIN (11-2) 100-1 stayed
on same pace, 3rd of 14 (btn 14l) to
The Russian Doyen (11-8) CHOIX
DES ARMES (11-2) 16-1 never
involved, 6th (btn 16l) (14 ran) (Taunton 2m nov hdle (4) £5,458 soft).
STORM HOME (10-12) 5-4 fav stayed
4.15
FORM
on, btn 13/4l by Smaoineamh Alainn
(10-11) COME ON CHARLIE (10-7)
20-1 9th (btn 33l) (15 ran) (Wincanton
1m 7f nov hdle (4) £5,198 good).
HARDNESS (11-2) 66-1 mistake 2 out,
tailed off, 8th of 10 (btn 39l) to
Whatswrongwithyou (11-8) (Newbury
2m nov hdle (3) £6,758 soft).
DEFINITE WINNER (11-0) 100-1
always behind, 14th of 15 (well btn)
to Melangerie (11-1) (Ludlow 2m nov
hdle (4) £4,809 soft).
GENI JOHNSON u/r latest, earlier (1011) 50-1 last of 17 (well btn) to
Arvico Bleu (11-4) (Clonmel 2m 1f
mdn hdle €6,544 soft).
LET’S BE HAPPY (10-5) 66-1 weakened 2 out, 6th of 11 (btn 33l) to
Doctor Bartolo (10-12) (Warwick 2m
hdle (4) £4,419 good to soft).
SMARKETS MAIDEN HURDLE (5); value to the
winner £3,249; 2m 4f.
(5 runners)
1
85211-4 KING CALVIN 126 (T) J Barber 6-11-2................................. N Scholfield 85
2
02-33 SAMBURU SHUJAA 25 P Hobbs 5-11-2 ................................ R Johnson 89
3
12-227 SECRET INVESTOR 28 (T) P Nicholls 6-11-2 ......... S Twiston-Davies l99
4
909 SUSTAINABLE STAR 121 R Ford 7-11-2 ............................ R McLernon 70
5
60PP WAITINONASUNNYDAY 90 M Blake 5-11-2 ................ P K Donovan (7) 70
BETTING: 11-10 Samburu Shujaa, 5-4 Secret Investor, 5 King Calvin
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Coole Cody 6-11-5 H Cobden 1-2 Fav (M Blake), 6 ran.
4.50
SMARKETS NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE (4); value to
the winner £5,003; 3m 1f.
(7 runners)
1
1278452 SUTTER’S MILL 18 (P) E Williams 7-11-12 ................... M Bastyan (5) l99
2
-211355 CUCKLINGTON 16 (B,T;CD) C Tizzard 7-11-10 ..................... H Cobden 98
3
975-381 CLONDAW WESTIE 21 (P,T) L Hill 7-11-10........................... A Coleman 85
4
-477215 CLONDAW RIGGER 38 (T;D) K Price 6-11-1 .............................. B Poste 91
5
P063P33 BIG TIME FRANK 28 P Gundry 7-10-6................................. N Scholfield 97
6
/4-P764 WITHOUTDEFAVOURITE 110 (P) T Vaughan 10-10-0.............. A Johns 90
7
9667-PP KOSTAQUARTA 46 (P,T) M Gillard 11-10-0 ................. T Cheesman (5) 72
BETTING: 2 Clondaw Westie, 11-4 Sutter’s Mill, 4 Cucklington, 7 Big Time Frank
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4
2017: General Girling 10-9-10 M Bastyan 50-1 (S Hodgson), 9 ran.
FORM
(12-2) (Plumpton 31/4m hcap ch (4)
SUTTER’S MILL (10-10) 9-2 led last 50
£4,874 soft).
yards, headed, btn nk by Cawdor
House Bert (10-6) (5 ran) (Ffos Las BIG TIME FRANK (11-1) 6-1 faded,
3rd of 7 (btn 13l) to Grand
2m 3f nov hcap ch (4) £5,458 heavy).
Introduction (11-9) (Towcester 3m
CUCKLINGTON (10-8) 5-1 no extra 2
hcap ch (5) £3,509 soft).
out, 5th of 9 (btn 16l) to Muffins For
Tea (11-8) (Taunton 2m 7f nov hcap WITHOUTDEFAVOURITE (10-0) 22-1
4th of 16 (btn 30l) to Golden
ch (4) £6,758 soft).
Investment (12-0) (Wetherby 3m
CLONDAW WESTIE (11-1) 9-2 led last,
hcap ch (4) £3,899 good to soft).
clear, stayed on, bt Dylanseoghan
1
(10-9) 8l (6 ran) (Leicester 2 /2m nov KOSTAQUARTA p/u latest, earlier (111) 14-1 weakened, 7th of 8 (btn 36l)
hcap ch (4) £6,238 soft).
to Caspian Piper (11-6) (Worcester
CLONDAW RIGGER (10-7) 11-4 weak2m 7f hcap ch (5) £3,249 good).
ened, 5th of 6 (well btn) to Leo Luna
5.20
SMARKETS MAIDEN OPEN NH FLAT RACE (5); value
to the winner £2,274; 1m 7f.
(4 runners)
1
8 ONE NIGHT IN MILAN 58 (PH) P Nicholls 5-11-4...... S Twiston-Davies 80
2
KALOOKI P Hobbs 4-10-10 ....................................................... R Johnson —
3
ONE FOR THE TEAM N Williams 4-10-10..................... Mr C Williams (7) —
4
35 ZEE MAN 27 D Dennis 4-10-10 ................................................. N Fehily l99
BETTING: 11-8 Kalooki, 9-4 Zee Man, 4 One For The Team, 11-2 One Night In Milan
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5 4 abd abd 1
2017: Lalor 5-11-4 D Jacob 13-8 Fav (R Woollacott), 8 ran.
By TOM PEPPER
last year. You can’t run
in a handicap off
The horse, owned by the that mark.
10,000-string Elite Racing
“He goes in any sort of
Club, has been supple- ground. If you take the
mented for Tuesday’s
Buveur
favourite
race at a cost of
D’Air out it is wide
CHAMPION
£20,000.
open.
HURDLE
And
bookies
“He has progressed
odds: 4-9
make him around William rHill
and is much more
Buveu D’Air, 11-2
16-1 for the race. Faugh
een, 10 My Tent the finished article.
Alan King’s six- Or Yours, 12 Yorkhill, He learned a lot
year-old has been 14 Wicklow Brave, from running in the
16 Melon, 20
in fine form, winSupreme last year —
Min
ning the Greatwood Elgin,
he had never been so
Hurdle over Champion
quick and that made a man
course and distance and of him.”
the Kingwell Hurdle at
In Friday’s Gold Cup
Wincanton last month.
Derek O’Connor will keep
King said: “He deserves the ride on Edwulf, whom
to take his chance.
he rode to success in the
“He is rated 161 and that Irish
Gold
Cup
at
is higher than the first six Leopardstown last month.
SOUTHWELL
2.00
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GOING: STANDARD
TEMPLEGATE
HANDICAP (Class 5); 3-y-o; winner
£3,752; 1m.
(9 runners)
2.00 ..............................................Poet’s Prince
2.30 ..................................................Alpha Tauri
3.00.............................................Dixieland Diva
3.35 ...........................................Jack The Truth
4.05................................................High Anxiety
4.40....................................................Stuccodor
5.10 ....................................COMPATRIOT (nap)
095- POET’S PRINCE 124 M Johnston 9-7 ....... J Fanning
3-42 SHARP REMINDER 42 (P) J Tate 9-7 .......... L Morris
5-23 STEALTH 20 (BH) J Gosden 9-5 .................. R Havlin
54-1 HILBOROUGH 44 (CD) J L Eyre 9-3.......... C Beasley
30-3 ALIFAX 17 J Osborne 9-2................... J Dinsmore (7)
1146 MR CARBONATOR 12 (CD) P Kirby 9-2 ... W Cox (5)
377- SKITO SOLDIER 135 R Carr 9-1............. J P Sullivan
55-4 MUSBAQ 22 B Haslam 9-0 ........................... C Hardie
40-1 CHERUBIC 30 (CD) P Evans 8-9........... G Malune (5)
TOM PEPPER
Mr Carbonator l 99, Sharp Reminder 98, Alifax 97.
9-4 Cherubic, 4 Stealth, 9-2 Sharp Reminder, 7 Poet’s
Prince, 8 Hilborough, 12 Mr Carbonator, 14 Musbaq, Alifax
2.30
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2.00 ..............................................Poet’s Prince
2.30 ..................................................Alpha Tauri
3.00.........................................................Craving
3.35 ...............................Something Lucky (nb)
4.05................................................High Anxiety
4.40 ..................................................What Usain
5.10 ..........................................Luv U Whatever
HANDICAP (5); winner £3,752;
7f.
(8 runners)
6003 ALPHA TAURI 14 (CD) C Smith 12-9-7. L Edmunds (3)
7486 MAAZEL 31 (PH) J Feilden 4-9-7 ................ S Birkett (3)
-674 BOLD SPIRIT 14 (T;CD) D Carroll 7-9-7 .... G O’Neill (7)
1233 TELLOVOI 9 (EH,P;CD) R C Guest 10-9-3. J Osborn (7)
2-22 CHAUCER’S TALE 34 (BF,D) M W Easterby 4-9-3 H Shaw (7)
-312 ESSENTIAL 23 (CD) O Williams 4-9-1... J Watson (7)
2-44 LUATH 44 (CD) S France 5-8-9 .................. N Mackay
7043 CAPTAIN BOB 20 (B;D) P Kirby 7-8-9..... J Fisher (7)
nTIC-TAC: Round LH AW fibresand track, runs outside the turf
course. There is a straight 5f course. nDRAW: Low best from 6f
to 1m. nLEADING TRAINERS: M Appleby 122-744, S Dixon 51556, P Evans 32-213, M Johnston 31-161. THIS SEASON: D C
Griffiths 6, M Appleby 6, S Dixon 4. nTOP JOCKEYS: L Morris
68-479, J Fanning 49-318, A Rawlinson 38-210, R Havlin 23100. THIS SEASON: J Fanning 4, G Malune 3, C Hardie 3.
nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Da Capo Dandy (4.05); 408 miles.
nTRAINERFAX: A Balding won the 3.00 in 2016 and 2017.
nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nLIVE ON ATR
Bold Spirit l 99, Essential 98, Alpha Tauri 97.
5-2 Chaucer’s Tale, 4 Essential, 6 Alpha Tauri, 7 Tellovoi,
Bold Spirit, 8 Luath, Captain Bob, 12 Maazel
3.00
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MAIDEN AUCTION STAKES (5);
winner £3,752; 1m.
(7 runners)
(6) 48-8 BOB MAXWELL 28 T D Barron 4-10-0.............. Doubtful
(7)
4- MAJESTIC MAN 113 R Thompson 5-10-0... L Edmunds (3)
(4) 3-32 CRAVING 34 (BF) S Crisford 3-8-10 ............. R Havlin
(1)
4 INVOLVED 22 D Kubler 3-8-10...................... L Morris
(3) -224 LOVE RAT 30 S Dixon 3-8-10...................... W Cox (5)
(5)
8 SIR FRED 43 J Feilden 3-8-10.................... S Birkett (3)
(2)
2- DIXIELAND DIVA 230 A Balding 3-8-5....... R Hornby
Dixieland Diva l 99, Craving 90, Love Rat 88.
4-6 Dixieland Diva, 9-2 Craving, 5 Love Rat, 12 Involved, 50
Majestic Man, 66 Sir Fred
3.35
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HANDICAP (4); winner £5,693;
5f.
(8 runners)
611- QUICK LOOK 120 (D) M W Easterby 5-9-7........ N Evans
62-4 ARZAAK 19 (B;CD) C Dwyer 4-9-7.... L Edmunds (3)
4186 BROTHER TIGER 5 (D) D C Griffiths 9-9-2 .. E Greatrex
58-7 VIMY RIDGE 15 (D) A Bailey 6-9-1 ........... J Bryan (5)
-131 JACK THE TRUTH 36 (CD) G Scott 4-8-13 ...... F Berry
3222 SOMETHING LUCKY 2 (V;CD) M Appleby 6-8-11(6ex) A Rawlinson
1514 ARCHIMEDES 2 (P,T;CD) D C Griffiths 5-8-7 .. J Quinn
4402 CROSSE FIRE 2 (CD) S Dixon 6-8-7............. L Morris
Brother Tiger l 99, Arzaak 98, Jack The Truth 97.
11-4 Something Lucky, 3 Jack The Truth, 9-2 Quick Look, 6
Arzaak, 10 Crosse Fire, Brother Tiger, 12 Archimedes
4.05
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HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105;
6f.
(10 runners)
(10) 048- CLEVER DIVYA 251 (CD) J R Jenkins 5-9-10. G Mangan (7)
(8) 5-29 HIGH ANXIETY 13 J Weymes 4-9-6............... J Quinn
(9) 3533 DEBEN 20 J Weymes 5-9-5 ....................... E Greatrex
(2) -939 WHISPERING SOUL 12 (B) B Baugh 5-9-5 . L Morris
(4) 0-96 CAIUS COLLEGE GIRL 12 (P;D) A Wintle 6-9-5 N Currie (5)
(3) 790- ICONIC FIGURE 77 P Kirby 5-9-5 ............... W Cox (5)
GIN THE MONEY
. . . Elgin scores at
Wincanton
7 (7)
8 (1)
9 (6)
10(5)
/0-8 SAMMY’S CHOICE 30 J R Jenkins 6-9-5.......... K Fox
8484 STOPDWORLDNLETMEOF 13 (V) D Flood 4-9-5.. H Doyle
09-2 DA CAPO DANDY 4 J Ewart 4-9-5 ................ L Keniry
-574 EYES OF FIRE 14 J Norton 3-8-9 ............ C Murtagh (5)
Iconic Figure l 99, High Anxiety 98, Deben 97.
3 Da Capo Dandy, 7-2 Deben, 4 High Anxiety, 8 Whispering
Soul, 10 Caius College Girl, Stopdworldnletmeof
4.40
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(3)
(5)
(6)
SELLING STAKES (6); winner
£3,105; 1m 4f.
(6 runners)
4297 THE LOCK MASTER 14 (V;CD) M Appleby 11-9-5.. G Malune (5)
6396 WHAT USAIN 10 (H,P;D) M Appleby 6-9-5. A Rawlinson
-28P FANOULPIFER 17 (H,T) M Attwater 7-8-13...... K Fox
596- LADURELLI J25 D Flood 6-8-13 .................... H Doyle
009/ STUCCODOR J11 (V) C Dore 9-8-13......... N Currie (5)
TRUE BALLEW J31 P Kirby 4-8-7 .............. W Cox (5)
Fanoulpifer l 99, What Usain 98, The Lock Master 82.
5-4 What Usain, 4 Fanoulpifer, 5 Ladurelli, 6 Stuccodor, 10
The Lock Master, 12 True Ballew
5.10
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APPRENTICE HANDICAP (5); winner
£3,752; 1m 3f.
(5 runners)
3212 LUV U WHATEVER 15 (CD) M Fife 8-9-12 ....... S Woods (3)
-230 SONNETIST 15 (CD) P Evans 4-9-11.... G Malune (3)
1111 STAR ASCENDING 13 (B;CD) J Candlish 6-9-11... C Murtagh (3)
4-11 COMPATRIOT 8 O Murphy 4-9-5(6ex)... C Shepherd
-635 OCEANUS 23 J Feilden 4-9-1 ....................... S Birkett
Sonnetist l 99, Luv U Whatever 98, Star Ascending 97.
11-8 Compatriot, 7-4 Star Ascending, 5 Luv U Whatever, 10
Sonnetist, 14 Oceanus
1GM
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MAIDEN (Class 5); winner £3,752;
1m 2f.
(10 runners)
5.45 ...............................................Sportswriter
6.15 ................................................Night Castle
6.45.......................................................Daze Out
7.15 ..........................................Lost At Sea (nb)
7.45 ..................................Newmarket Warrior
8.15.............................................Born To Finish
ARCHIVE J14 (T) B Ellison 8-10-0..... B Robinson (5)
6-07 GOOD MAN 27 (P) K McLintock 5-10-0 . P J McDonald
2-7 RIVERSIDE BRIDGE 62 B Ellison 6-10-0...... B Curtis
47- AMULETUM 111 P Chapple-Hyam 4-9-9.. P Mulrennan
CALLOMANIA A Nicholls 4-9-9 ................. B McHugh
MILLIE THE MINX J41 D Sayer 4-9-9 ......... J P Sullivan
8-6 FINISHER 21 K Ryan 3-8-7 ........................... A Mullen
MORNING SKYE H Palmer 3-8-7................. J Gordon
80- PREDICTION 223 K Ryan 3-8-7 ....................... S Gray
7 SPORTSWRITER 34 (PH;BF) C Appleby 3-8-7... C Beasley
TOM PEPPER
Amuletum l 99, Finisher 86, Sportswriter 75.
5.45.........................................................Archive
6.15 ..............................................Broken Force
6.45 ..................................................Kodi Beach
7.15 ................................................Testa Rossa
7.45 ...................................................Swansway
8.15...........................................Heaven’s Guest
9-4 Sportswriter, 11-4 Morning Skye, 4 Amuletum, 8 Archive
6.15
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NOVICE STAKES (5); 3-y-o; winner
£3,752; 7f.
(6 runners)
31- AMPLIFICATION 132 (D) E Dunlop 9-9 ....... D Egan (3)
16- NARCOS 159 (BH;BF,D) R Fahey 9-6..... P Hanagan
07- BROKEN FORCE 170 K Burke 9-2 ............... B Curtis
33 CITRON MAJOR 27 N Tinkler 9-2 ............... A Mullen
5 NIGHT CASTLE 33 C Appleby 9-2............. C Beasley
ON A MAY DAY M Johnston 8-11....... P J McDonald
nTIC-TAC: LH AW Tapeta course, 3f run-in. Races up to 1m run
on straight course. nDRAW: High favoured over 5f. nLEADING
TRAINERS: R Fahey 58-452, D O’Meara 35-311, M Johnston 30219, J Goldie 29-245. THIS SEASON: J Goldie 6. nTOP JOCKEYS: P J McDonald 49-393, J Fanning 44-254, P Mulrennan 42403, G Lee 35-374. THIS SEASON: J Fanning 6. nLONGEST
TRAVELLER: Born To Finish (8.15); 568 miles. nJACKPOT: 1-6.
nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nLIVE ON ATR
Narcos l 99, Amplification 78, Night Castle 72.
9-4 Narcos, 5-2 Night Castle, 4 Citron Major, 11-2
Amplification, 8 On A May Day, 14 Broken Force
6.45
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4
5
6
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8
(2)
(6)
(7)
(4)
(8)
(3)
(1)
(5)
HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; winner
£3,752; 6f.
(8 runners)
5122 MONTAGUE 5 (BF,D) D O’Meara 9-9.............. S Gray
6-13 KODI BEACH 27 T D Barron 9-7 ................... B Curtis
63-2 VJ DAY 8 K Ryan 9-4 ........................................ K Stott
76-5 BRANSCOMBE 12 M Johnston 9-4.... P J McDonald
676- LEESHAAN 167 R Bastiman 9-3 ................... P Makin
598- LAITH ALAREEN 220 I Furtado 8-10 ....... J Elliott (5)
06-2 GORSE 20 (P) A Duffield 8-8 ...................... J Fanning
8543 DAZE OUT 13 (PH) R Fahey 8-5 .............. P Hanagan
Montague l 99, Gorse 98, Daze Out 97.
11-4 Montague, 7-2 Vj Day, 4 Kodi Beach, 5 Gorse, 7 Daze
Out, 12 Leeshaan, Branscombe, 25 Laith Alareen
7.15
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4
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(3)
(6)
(4)
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(5)
HANDICAP (4); winner £5,531;
1m.
(6 runners)
35-1 TESTA ROSSA 50 (B;CD) J Goldie 8-9-9....... P Dennis (3)
090- KENTUCKYCONNECTION 91 B Smart 5-9-7 .. G Lee
1531 ARNARSON 21 (P) E Dunlop 4-9-4............... R Havlin
8322 LOST AT SEA 15 (V) K Burke 4-9-4............. C Lee (3)
66-3 MUTARAKEZ 15 (D) R Carr 6-9-2 ........... J P Sullivan
-355 ZABEEL STAR 15 (BF,D) K McLintock 6-8-9. J Gormley (5)
Zabeel Star l 99, Arnarson 98, Testa Rossa 97.
11-8 Testa Rossa, 5-2 Arnarson, 5 Lost At Sea, 8 Zabeel
Star, Mutarakez, 25 Kentuckyconnection
FORM
TESTA ROSSA (8-10) 5-1 led 1f out, easily, bt Nick Vedder (8-9) 6l (7 ran) (Newcastle 1m hcap (4) £5,387 AW).
KENTUCKYCONNECTION (9-1) 25-1 tracked leaders,
weakened over 1f out, last of 12 (well btn) to Bowerman
(8-12) (Chelmsford 1m hcap (3) £9,704 AW).
ARNARSON (9-2) 5-1 led final furlong, bt Spare Parts (813) 11/4l (6 ran) (Chelmsford 7f hcap (4) £5,693 AW).
LOST AT SEA (9-4) 4-1 led, headed final furlong, kept on,
4l by Ifubelieveindreams (9-1) MUTARAKEZ (9-3) 8-1 in
kept on, 3rd (43/4l) ZABEEL STAR (8-5) 11-4f weakened,
5th (63/4l) (8 ran) (Newcastle 1m hcap (4) £5,923 AW).
7.45
1 (10)
2 (4)
3 (2)
4 (7)
5 (5)
6 (3)
7 (8)
8 (6)
9 (1)
10(9)
HANDICAP (5); winner £3,752;
1m.
(10 runners)
-913 AL KHAN 15 (P;C) K Ryan 9-9-9...................... K Stott
-304 NEWMARKET WARRIOR 15 (CD) I Jardine 7-9-7 J Gormley (5)
29-5 ABUSHAMAH 15 (D) R Carr 7-9-7 .......... J P Sullivan
465- NATAJACK 175 (D) R Bastiman 4-9-6 .............. P Makin
177- SWANSWAY 202 (CD) M W Easterby 5-9-5... H Shaw (7)
191- KILBAHA LADY 143 (T;CD) N Tinkler 4-9-5 L Edmunds (3)
01-9 METRONOMIC 10 (D) P Niven 4-9-3........... A Mullen
879- HERNANDO TORRES 79 (D) M W Easterby 10-9-1 C Hardie
547- SIR GNET 76 (H) E Dunlop 4-9-1............... D Muscutt
8-80 MAN OF VERVE 20 (HH) P Kirby 4-8-12......... S Gray
Sir Gnet l 99, Abushamah 98, Al Khan 97.
2 Al Khan, 4 Kilbaha Lady, 5 Abushamah, 6 Newmarket
Warrior, 8 Natajack, Sir Gnet, Swansway, 25 Metronomic
8.15
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HANDICAP (4); winner £5,531;
6f.
(7 runners)
-517 HEAVEN’S GUEST 15 (CD) R Fahey 8-9-10. P Hanagan
766- ROYAL BRAVE 136 (BF,C,D) R Bastiman 7-9-7..... P Makin
9-24 FIRMDECISIONS 27 N Tinkler 8-9-5 . L Edmunds (3)
6214 BORN TO FINISH 5 (P;BF,D) J Osborne 5-9-3. J Fanning
-111 ORIENTAL LILLY 20 (CD) J Goldie 4-8-13....... P Dennis (3)
0-63 GLORIOUS POLITICS 20 (CD) T D Barron 4-8-12 .... B Curtis
790- MAJESTE 166 (D) R Bastiman 4-8-12 .............. J Hart
Heaven’s Guest l 99, Oriental Lilly 98, Firmdecisions 97
11-4 Oriental Lilly, 4 Born To Finish, 5 Heaven’s Guest,
Firmdecisions, 6 Glorious Politics, Royal Brave, 14 Majeste
EACH
WAY
THIEF
HAVE an each-way double at
Wincanton on improving KARL
MARX (2.10) and consistent
MUFFINS FOR TEA (3.10).
DOG TIPS AND SP CHECK
nSUNDERLAND: 11.03 Soft Palm (nap) (34-2) 11.19 Tyrian Dolly (nb) (2-5-4) 11.34
Husky Smokey (1-6-4) 11.48 Aero Black (14-5) 12.04 Brunswick Oak (4-1-3) 12.18
Nameless Bri (2-5-6) 12.32 Pioneer Poet (56-4) 12.47 Cerberus Jay Jay (5-6-3) 1.04
Cassies Baby (5-2-1) 1.19 Chizzy Boo Boo
(2-5-6) 1.33 Noirs May (3-5-1) 1.51 Balmoral
Fluff (1-6-5)
nPERRY BARR: 11.11 Soft Cap (5-6-2)
11.28 Grangefast Booki (6-3-1) 11.42
Marshbrook Mimic (1-3-4) 11.57 Malbay
Snapper (4-2-6) 12.12 Rockmount Josh (21-3) 12.27 Timber Blue (nap) (6-3-2) 12.42
Derryhogan Lamps (4-2-1) 12.58 Sole
Trader (nb) (4-3-2) 1.12 Ridgemount Tom
(2-1-5) 1.27 Quids In (6-3-2) 1.44 Headford
Sophie (6-2-1) 1.58 Shes Tempting (5-2-4)
nSHEFFIELD: 2.08 Poolie Laura (nap) (6-12) 2.27 Stepaside Curie (2-4-6) 2.47 Metric
Majestic (nb) (5-4-2) 3.07 Troydale Alex (62-4) 3.28 Lindrick Loner (1-6-4) 3.48
Lisdean Snitch (2-5-3) 4.08 Brae Flyer (6-51) 4.27 Catrigg Cloud (2-3-5) 4.47 Tagalong
Mikey (1-4-2) 5.07 Emilys Princess (1-6-5)
5.22 Only Change (3-6-5) 5.38 Her In Doors
(5-1-2) 5.56 Class Action (1-2-3) 6.11
Curragh Classic (1-5-6)
nROMFORD: 2.12 Bibbys Legend (nap) (14-5) 2.32 Barra Tanza (2-1-5) 2.52 Fire
Height Mona (2-4-1) 3.11 Bustino (2-5-6)
3.29 Adamant Macgarry (1-5-6) 3.49 Ants
Riera (5-4-2) 4.09 Padres Light (nb) (2-1-5)
4.29 Batmans Aunt (2-3-6) 4.48 Darcee
Darlin (1-5-4) 5.08 Lotstoliveupto (5-2-1)
5.28 To Tone Star (3-4-1) 5.44 Wardys First
(3-1-5) 6.02 Renaboula Power (1-6-5) 6.19
Young Dancer (2-6-3)
nNEWCASTLE: 6.22 Donegal Dubh (6-5-3)
6.38 Target Juliet (1-5-6) 6.56 Village King
(nap) (6-1-2) 7.11 Copeland Tilly (5-6-1)
7.26 Poolie Anna (6-5-3) 7.42 Target
Scolari (6-4-2) 7.58 Alnwick Esme (5-3-1)
8.13 A Bit Of Neville (6-4-5) 8.28 Broadwell
Snowie (6-2-1) 8.43 Highview Mark (6-2-3)
8.58 Crooks Pablo (5-1-4) 9.14 Shellam
Shiva (nb) (2-3-1)
nHOVE: 6.27 Maketherounds (nb) (3-5-1)
6.47 Guinness Moon (5-6-2) 7.03 Fabulous
Theatre (nap) (2-3-1) 7.18 Robbies Ronaldo
(5-2-6) 7.34 Bubbly Panther (1-2-3) 7.51
Bubbly Tempest (3-1-2) 8.06 Droopys
Perfect (2-1-3) 8.22 Dusko Popov (2-4-3)
8.38 Enchanted Jaguar (6-5-3) 8.54 Hyness
Mill (5-1-3) 9.11 Leaveitout Oonah (3-1-2)
9.26 Borg Queen (3-1-2)
nYARMOUTH: 6.28 Lima (2-1-6) 6.48
Tromora Line (nap) (3-5-1) 7.06 Sonnies
Isla (nb) (6-2-4) 7.22 Final Point (3-1-5) 7.37
Saleen Missy (3-6-5) 7.52 Dalsha Dazee (36-5) 8.07 Suirview Mia (4-1-3) 8.22 Jura
Risky (4-5-1) 8.37 Skeard Nancy (5-6-4)
8.51 Roxys Prince (3-2-6) 9.07 Tanners
Royal (5-4-3) 9.22 Gottabe Storm (5-2-4)
9.40 Clapton (5-6-3)
RESULTS
nSWINDON: 11.03 Lissatouk Honey 5-1 (25-6 BAGS F £25.53 TC £65.83). 11.19
Mistique Flare 3-1jt (5-3-2 £25.47 TC
£67.32). 11.34 Nothingbuthassle 4-1 (4-2-5
£22.61 TC £58.91). 11.48 Suirview Jaguar
14-1 (2-6-4 £83.77 TC £249.63). 12.04
Classy Luna 3-1 (6-3-5 £14.04 TC £27.57).
12.18 Whizzing Jake 4-1 (5-3-2 £23.78 TC
£57.82). 12.32 Snaffi Magic 3-1jt (2-3-5
£14.52 TC £45.67). 12.47 Raceway Jet 7-4f
(6-1-5 £7.81 TC £25.48). 1.04 Bravo
Finesse 2-1jt (4-5-2 £11.58 TC £21.98).
1.19 Relentless Dek 6-1 (2-3-6 £35.43 TC
£79.87). 1.33 Offspring Taylor 5-2jt (1-3-4
£26.48 TC £63.80). 1.51 Mohican Deb 7-2
(1-4-2 £31.82 TC £79.63). Placer (1-6)
£596.00, (7-12) £196.00.
nNEWCASTLE: 11.11 Finns Molly 4-1 (6-14 BAGS F £22.64 TC £49.83). 11.28
Cappakeel Ben 5-1 (5-1-2 £54.64 TC
£161.38). 11.42 Dragon Seanie 5-4f (4-1-6
£7.12 TC £14.69). 11.57 Swift Zodiac
Evensf (3-6-1 £6.56 TC £25.81). 12.12
Masters Mate 4-1 (5-3-4 £19.86 TC £45.20).
12.27 Mill Gabrielle 6-4f (5-2-3 £9.54 TC
£25.82). 12.42 Target Hugh 3-1 (4-6-2
£15.95 TC £43.62). 12.58 Droopys Happy
4-5f (2-3-1 £3.62 TC £9.58). 1.12 Boots 6-1
(2-6-5 £27.36 TC £131.15). 1.27 Romeo Big
Guy 7-2 (1-2-4 £14.23 TC £33.60). 1.44
Bandicoot Libby 7-4f (1-4-3 £17.22 TC
£0.00). 1.58 Brigadier Razler 6-1 (3-1-5
£38.18 TC £172.29). Placer (1-6) £251.00,
(7-12) £95.20.
nBELLE VUE: 2.08 Sillan Pearl 8-1 (6-3-5
BAGS F £27.27 TC £65.34). 2.27 Newinn
Ruby 9-4f (5-6-3 £11.48 TC £47.66). 2.47
Carrigoe Andy 11-10f (3-4-2 £11.68 TC
£24.71). 3.07 Cabra Hero 2-1f (3-5-2 £16.53
TC £42.86). 3.28 Pennys Bluebell 5-1 (5-6-1
£28.40 TC £79.62). 3.48 Millwood Ace 8-1
(1-3-4 £55.69 TC £165.84). 4.08 Nidderdale
Snipe 11-8f (6-1-2 £6.38 TC £17.77). 4.27
Mankoya Spot 9-4 (3-1-2 £20.98 TC
£71.98). 4.47 Tyrur Gill 11-2 (5-4-6 £34.46
TC £91.66). 5.07 Doonanes Emerald 8-1 (6-
2-4 £33.32 TC £163.12). 5.22 Lissane
Charm 5-4f (5-1-2 £6.35 TC £14.86). 5.38
Sherrif Bart 5-2f (5-6-1 £18.19 TC £58.61).
5.56 Monagea Bob 7-4f (3-1-5 £6.77 TC
£18.81). 6.11 Thats Nice 5-1 (5-2-6 £22.09
TC £78.23).
nHOVE: 2.12 Babyface Violet 3-1 (1-3-2
BAGS F £12.48 TC £37.32). 2.32 Clairkeith
Dixie 7-4f (6-1-5 £9.10 TC £27.39). 2.52
Clairekeith Rhia 5-4f (3-4-1 £8.04 TC
£0.00). 3.11 Beech Hill Bella 5-2f (1-5-2
£17.22 TC £49.84). 3.29 Bitterandtwisted
4-1 (2-6-1 £28.74 TC £104.38). 3.49 Lord
Dobbins 6-4f (1-5-2 £9.29 TC £31.29). 4.09
Droopys Fancy 2-1f (6-2-1 £9.25 TC
£22.03). 4.29 Canvas Bond 5-2f (4-2-1
£14.80 TC £38.68). 4.48 Droopys Hera 94jt (3-2-5 £12.72 TC £52.24). 5.08 Tullig
Cruise 9-2 (4-1-5 £26.55 TC £80.96). 5.28
Who Needs Hope 5-2jt (2-5-4 £10.78 TC
£39.98). 5.44 Tuxedo Lilly 9-2 (4-6-5 £20.20
TC £49.48). 6.02 Balibo Ruby 9-2 (3-1-2
£28.47 TC £95.63). 6.19 Swift JIggle 7-4 (12-5 £5.05 TC £15.58).
nSUNDERLAND: 6.22 Clontemple Diva 64f (3-2-5 BAGS F £5.29 TC £16.66). 6.38
Classy Fifi 9-4f (6-4-5 £21.34 TC £57.32).
6.56 Working Annie 5-2f (5-3-4 £15.24 TC
£36.47). 7.11 Glenburn Jimmy 5-2jt (3-6-2
£13.60 TC £33.15). 7.26 Ashgrove Milly 101 (2-3-5 £118.31 TC £576.10). 7.42 Leahys
Rocket 8-1 (DH 2nd 5-2-1 £26.68 TC
£92.67, 5-1-2 £27.86 TC £88.56). 7.58
Panthers Bluey Evensf (2-6-3 £4.52 TC
£18.39). 8.13 Westmead Alexia 7-4f (1-6-3
£6.17 TC £0.00). 8.28 Corduff Whacker 94f (1-2-4 £12.87 TC £41.16). 8.43 Abbys
Attitude 4-1 (2-1-5 £11.25 TC £32.90). 8.58
Calzaghe Legend 5-4f (6-1-5 £10.45 TC
£24.93). 9.14 Ballyknock Fizz 5-4f (3-6-5
£13.41 TC £36.95).
nPETERBOROUGH: 6.48 Keeperhill Ruby
9-2 (2-5-3 BAGS F £18.57 TC £59.72). 7.06
Pukka Tyler 5-2 (3-6-1 £16.99 TC £70.05).
7.22 Curly Smallsocks 6-1 (5-4-6 £28.54 TC
£68.64). 7.37 Karlow Misty 3-1 (5-6-3 £25.42
TC £68.15). 7.52 Princes Royal 5-2f (4-3-2
£12.81 TC £42.98). 8.07 Snipers Promise 41 (6-2-1 £38.31 TC £106.85). 8.22 Eureka
Creek 7-1 (6-4-5 £36.21 TC £49.58). 8.37
Artic Roll 16-1 (2-3-5 £63.71 TC £205.19).
8.51 Doonanes Smasher 7-4f (5-1-6 £18.48
TC £66.48). 9.07 Fox Covert 7-2 (1-3-4
£23.20 TC £103.29). 9.22 Brackenstone Ten
3-1 (2-1-6 £5.43 TC £11.24).
2.20
188BET ‘HANDS & HEELS’ HCAP HURDLE (CONDS &
AMATEURS) (5); £4,159; 2m 3f.
(6 runners)
1
4325174 RED DANAHER 11 S Smith 11-12-0 ............................ Mr K Yeoman (5) 98
2
2-549 SPIN THE COIN 49 D McCain 5-11-12............................ Mr T Gillard (3) 85
3
7P1-200 FRIGHTENED RABBIT F213 (B,T) D Sayer 6-11-6 ........... Miss A McCain l99
4
454-2P4 SPECIAL PRINCESS 28 (T) M Hammond 8-10-10............. C Hammond 85
5
2-04P84 ONCE AN ANGEL 100 (T) M Todhunter 6-10-7 ........................ R Turner 74
6
8P5/723 SORY 25 T Jackson 11-10-0 ...................................... Mr A Chadwick (5) 97
BETTING: 7-4 Red Danaher, 2 Sory, 5 Spin The Coin, 10 Frightened Rabbit, Once
An Angel, Special Princess
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
2.50
188BET UP TO £75 CASH BONUS NOVICES’ HCAP
CHASE (4); winner £6,498; 2m 5f.
(6 runners)
1
2-3F154 PINCH OF GINGER 17 (P) D McCain 7-11-12 ......................... B Hughes 90
2
4082636 ASKING QUESTIONS 13 (T,VH) O Greenall 6-11-9................ H Skelton 90
3
45-8257 MCGINTY’S DREAM 31 (H,T) N Alexander 7-10-2 ....... G Cockburn (3) 85
4
87335U4 MR WITMORE 14 (B) K Johnson 8-10-0................................... H Brooke 98
5
0487325 UNDER THE RED SKY 12 (B) K Johnson 11-10-0...................... A Clarke (7) 97
6
8-24P4P COURT PAINTER 14 V Thompson 8-10-0............. Mr A Chadwick (7) l99
BETTING: 2 Pinch Of Ginger, 5-2 Asking Questions, 7-2 Mr Witmore, 6 Mcginty’s
Dream, 7 Under The Red Sky, 33 Court Painter
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 3 6-7 3
2017: Kanturk Bank 7-10-8 S Coltherd 10-1 (W Coltherd), 10 ran.
FORM
PINCH OF GINGER (11-6) 13-2 ridden MR WITMORE (10-3) 4-1 pushed
along and outpaced 4th, rallied into
before last, no extra, 4th of 11 (btn
poor 4th 3 out, 4th of 7 (btn 34l) to
23l) to Letemgo (11-1) (Carlisle 3m
Frankie Ballou (10-13) (Sedgefield
1f hcap hdle (4) £4,549 heavy).
2m hcap ch (5) £3,314 soft).
ASKING QUESTIONS (11-12) 7-1
faded, 6th of 11 (btn 36l) to Sahara UNDER THE RED SKY (11-0) 150-1
1
dropped to rear before 5th, soon
Haze (10-13) (Warwick 3 /4m cond
tailed off, last of 5 (well btn) to Lady
hcap hdle (5) £3,249 good to soft).
Buttons (11-1) (Newcastle 2m nov
UNDER THE RED SKY (9-7) 8-1
ch (2) £11,710 soft).
jumped right, led 2nd, headed 8th,
led 11th, headed next, one pace 2 COURT PAINTER pulled up latest,
1
earlier (10-5) 200-1 struggling from
out, stayed on flat, btn 1 / 2 l by
9th, 4th of 5 (well btn) to Delegate
Brown Trix (10-4) MCGINTY’S
(11-4) MR WITMORE (10-5) 100-1
DREAM (10-10) 15-2 well beaten 3
unseated 2nd, (Musselburgh 21/2m
out, 7th (btn 20l) (10 ran) (Newcastle
21/2m hcap ch (5) £3,314 soft).
nov ch (4) £4,614 good to soft).
3.25
BDS DIGITAL CASH FOR KIDS NOVICES’ HANDICAP
HURDLE (5); winner £4,159; 2m 1f.
(5 runners)
1
90-364 BUDARRI 25 (H) W Coltherd 5-11-12................................ S Coltherd (5) 85
2
03728-F SHANAWAY 16 W Coltherd 7-11-7 ............................................... D Cook 80
3
U000431 INSTINGTIVE 10 L Harrison 7-11-0(7ex) ......................... R Chapman (3) 97
4
0P2P-01 STRAIT RUN 14 (P,T;D) M Hammond 7-10-10 ........................ J Colliver 98
5
0067242 PC DIXON 10 V Thompson 5-10-10................................. T Dowson (3) l99
BETTING: 5-4 Strait Run, 9-4 Pc Dixon, 7-2 Shanaway, 5 Instingtive, 8 Budarri
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
3.55
ENHANCED PLACE ODDS AT 188BET HANDICAP
CHASE (4); winner £6,498; 2m 4f.
(5 runners)
1
PF-4132 CARALINE 16 (P,T) M Hammond 7-12-1........................ Mr J Wright (7) 89
2
1-9B313 MAJOR HINDRANCE 40 (BF) H Oliver 8-11-12 ....................... D Crosse 98
3
1-32215 WHITSUNDAYS 37 (T) D McCain 9-11-12 ............................... B Hughes 85
4
214P32P NEVER UP 17 (CD) S Smith 7-11-10............................................. D Cook 97
5
5-973F4 GROVE SILVER 26 (BH;CD) J Candlish 9-11-4 ................... S Quinlan l99
BETTING: 2 Caraline, 9-4 Major Hindrance, 5 Grove Silver, Whitsundays, 13-2
Never Up
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 3
2017: Grove Silver 8-11-12 S Quinlan 4-1 (J Candlish), 5 ran.
53
GOING: HEAVY
TEMPLEGATE
2.20.....................Red Danaher
2.50................Pinch Of Ginger
3.25 ........................Instingtive
3.55.............................Caraline
4.30 ........................Louse Talk
5.00 .................Cultram Abbey
5.35 ......................My Turgeon
TOM PEPPER
2.20 ...................Spin The Coin
2.50................Pinch Of Ginger
3.25 ........................Instingtive
3.55 ....................Whitsundays
4.30........................Birch Bank
5.00 .......................Killer Crow
5.35 ...........................Glentrool
nTIC-TAC: R-H undulating of 1m 5f, nine fences and a punishing uphill straight.
nLEADING TRAINERS: D McCain 35-202, N Richards 19-85, S Smith 16-124. THIS
SEASON: D McCain 3. nTOP JOCKEYS: B Hughes 39-215, W Kennedy 17-71, D Cook
15-76. THIS SEASON: B Hughes 7. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Glentrool (5.35); 572
miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Hooves The Daddy (4.30). nLIVE ON RUK
4.30
BEST ODDS GUARANTEED AT 188BET NOVICES’
HURDLE (4); winner £4,549; 2m 3f.
(5 runners)
1
P-11 LOUSE TALK 26 C Longsdon 6-11-8 .................................. P O’Brien (5) 95
2
9-866 BIRCH BANK 16 D McCain 5-11-2......................................... W Kennedy 82
3
3-9P88 HOOVES THE DADDY 79 S Smith 5-11-2 ................................. D Cook l99
4
0-00 TEKIBLUE DE L’ORME 120 P Kirby 5-11-2....................... T Dowson (3) 71
5
2-6 CHICAGO LADY 37 D McCain 7-10-9................................ L Murtagh (5) 90
BETTING: 2-9 Louse Talk, 8 Chicago Lady, 10 Hooves The Daddy, 14 Birch Bank
5.00
BET AND WATCH AT 188BET OPEN HUNTERS’
CHASE (5); winner £2,496; 2m 5f.
(4 runners)
1
F2-P122 CULTRAM ABBEY 21 (BF) N Richards 11-12-6............. Mr J Dawson l99
2
2953-32 JIMMY THE JETPLANE 18 (BH) F Nimmo 10-12-6 Mr J Jackson-Stops (7) 89
3
4814753 BAMBI DU NOYER 18 S Conway 7-11-12...................... Mr L Stones (5) 72
4
6-69323 KILLER CROW 21 (T) N Alexander 9-11-12 .................. Mr K Alexander 94
BETTING: 10-11 Cultram Abbey, 15-8 Jimmy The Jetplane, 7 Killer Crow
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Loch Ba 11-11-9 Mr J Jackson-Stops 1-2 Fav (F Nimmo), 4 ran.
5.35
ROULETTE AT 188BET CASINO INTERMEDIATE OPEN
NH FLAT RACE (5); £2,599; 2m 1f.
(5 runners)
1
5-11 SHANTALUZE 42 D McCain 6-11-9 ........................................... B Hughes —
2
33 GLENTROOL 38 S Thomas 5-11-2 ...................................... J M Davies l99
3
MY TURGEON B Pauling 5-11-2.................................................... D Jacob —
4
312 TWOTWOTHREE 24 (TH) O Greenall 5-11-2........................ R Turner (7) —
5
NIGHT MANAGER J Brooke 4-10-8 ............................................ H Brooke —
BETTING: 6-4 Shantaluze, 2 My Turgeon, 5 Twotwothree, 6 Glentrool, 25 Night Manager
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4 1 1 2 2
2017: Ouro Branco 4-10-10 D Cook 7-4 (N Hawke), 3 ran.
#
TEMPLEGATE’S TOP TIPS
HAVE some loyalty for COMPATRIOT (nap) in
Southwell’s 5.10. He’s won both his races since joining Olly Murphy from Ireland. Both those victories have
come at Wolverhampton but his breeding suggests
today’s different surface shouldn’t be a problem.
LOST AT SEA (7.15 Newcastle, nb) has been consistent since switching to the a-w. I fancy him to lead
all the way against rivals who are best when held up.
CUCKLINGTON (4.50 Wincanton, treble) likes this
track. He won over today’s course and distance in
November. He should get his own way out in front.
#
#
RACING RESULTS ROUND-UP
INICKY HENDERSON has
ruled Top Notch out of next
week’s Ryanair Chase.
The Seven Barrows trainer said: “Sadly we have had
to pull Top Notch out of
Cheltenham and he will not
run in the Ryanair Chase.
“I had to do a little piece
of work with him yesterday
and it wasn’t up to scratch.
“It is important to point
out that there is nothing
physically or clinically
wrong with him but you
have to go to these race
meetings in A1 shape.”
CATTERICK
1.50: 1 DISCOVERIE B Hughes (5-4
fav); 2 Young Tom (10-3); 3 Jacarno
(40-1). 5 ran. 9l; 31l. Kenneth Slack. T:
£1.90; £1.10, £1.90. Ex: £4.80. Trifecta:
£28.70. CF: £5.71.
2.20: 1 CRACKING FIND D Cook (132); 2 Verni (8-11 fav); 3 Solid Strike
(66-1). 5 ran. 2l; 21/2l. Mrs S Smith. T:
£5.30; £1.90, £1.10. Ex: £13.50.
Trifecta: £49.90. CF: £11.98.
2.50: 1 SHINE BABY SHINE T Dowson (6-1); 2 Kaloci (9-4 fav); 3 Alohamora (10-3). 10 ran. 4l; 1l. P Kirby.
T: £6.10; £1.50, £1.50. E: £16.80. Tf:
£46.90. CF: £19.34. NR: Ilaya.
3.20: 1 DICA R Chapman (5-2); 2 Uno
Valoroso (13-8 fav); 3 Leap Dearg (61). 4 ran. 8l; 5l. Paul Collins. T: £2.60;
Ex: £6. Trifecta: £10.20. CF: £6.83.
3.50: 1 THE JAM MAN M O’Sullivan
(9-2); 2 Broadway Belle (7-1); 3 Floramoss (9-2). 8 ran (Tickanrun 9-4f). 7l;
hd. R A Curran. T: £6.50; £2.30, £1.70,
£1.90. E: £37.30. Tc: £146.82. Tc:
£160.30. CF: £33.98. NR: Houndscourt.
4.20: 1 DUHALLOW TORNADO T
Strawson (11-4); 2 Battle Dust (7-4
fav); 3 Greensalt (7-1). 7 ran. 3 1 / 4l;
1 1 / 4 l. C C Pimlott. T: £3.40; £1.80,
£1.30. E: £10.60. Tf: £41.10. CF: £7.66.
4.50: 1 SEA STORY M Hamill (6-5
fav); 2 Indian Opera (7-2); 3 Lancaster
Rose (8-1). 6 ran. nk; 9l. K Bailey. T:
£2.30; £1.40, £1.30. Ex: £6.20. Trifecta:
£25.70. CF: £5.11.
P/POT: £43.60 Q/POT: £19.20
LINGFIELD
2.00: 1 KAFEEL L Keniry (3-1 fav); 2
Big Amigo (5-1); 3 Rivers Of Asia (101). 12 ran. 1 1 / 4l; 1 / 2l. G L Moore. T:
£3.10; £1.30, £1.90, £3.20. Ex: £15.10.
Tc: £135.45. Tf: £142.60. CF: £17.85.
2.30: 1 CAPTAIN LARS O Murphy (211 fav); 2 Alkashaaf (14-1); 3 Classic
Pursuit (5-1). 3 ran. 2 1 / 4l; 2l. Archie
Watson. T: £1.10; Ex: £3.50. Trifecta:
£3.50. CF: £3.55. NR: Fantasy Justifier.
3.00: 1 WARRIOR’S VALLEY O
Murphy (5-6 fav); 2 Marietta Robusti
(7-2); 3 Sea Ess Seas (9-2). 6 ran. 33/4l;
nk. D C Griffiths. T: £1.60; £1.10,
£1.90. Ex: £4.70. Tf: £9.10. CF: £4.11.
3.30: 1 NORDIC LIGHTS L Morris (51); 2 Night Story (12-1); 3 De Medici
(4-6 fav). 9 ran. 1l; 1/2l. C Appleby. T:
£4.50; £1.70, £3.40, £1.02. Ex: £33.70.
Trifecta: £185.80. CF: £63.92.
4.00: 1 DESERT DOCTOR L Morris
(15-8 fav); 2 Prestbury Park (3-1); 3
Helvetian (9-4). 4 ran. 11/2l; 11/2l. Ed
Walker. T: £3.40; Ex: £8.30. Trifecta:
£12. CF: £7.77.
4.30: 1 EXCEEDING POWER R
Havlin (10-1); 2 Tom’s Rock (3-1); 3
Dutch Uncle (5-2f). 9 ran. nk; 3/4l. M
Bosley. T: £6.40; £2.60. E: £37.60. Tc:
£101.44. Tf: £84.10. CF: £41.44.
5.00: 1 CLIFFS OF DOVER M
Nicholls (7-4); 2 Three Colours Red
(20-1); 3 Mambo Dancer (6-4f). 7 ran.
21/2l; 3/4l. P Nicholls. T: £2.70; £1.40. E:
£38.50. Tf: £87.30. CF: £34.51.
P/POT: £13.10 Q/POT: £6
FONTWELL
2.10: 1 REIKERS ISLAND R Johnson
(7-2); 2 Boreham Bill (13-8 fav); 3
Golden Sunrise (9-4). 5 ran. nk; 31/4l. P
Hobbs. T: £3.10; £1.50, £1.40. Ex:
£7.70. Trifecta: £10.40. CF: £10.10.
NR: Mighty Vic, Pandinus Imperator.
2.40: 1 SPIRITOFCHARTWELL Mr P
York (11-2); 2 Tactical Manoeuvre (21); 3 Free World (7-1). 4 ran (Citadel
evens fav). 1l; 34l. P York. T: £3.90; Ex:
£8.20. Trifecta: £16.60. CF: £16.85.
3.10: 1 EUXTON LANE L Aspell (7-4);
2 The Cannister Man (12-1); 3
Casterly Rock (11-10 fav). 11 ran. 17l;
11l. O Sherwood. T: £2.50; £1.20,
£2.90, £1.02. Ex: £25.20. Tf: £52.70.
CF: £21.61. NR: Crushed, Dream Baie.
3.40: 1 DICOSIMO R Johnson (20-1);
2 Free Range (6-1); 3 Battle Of Ideas
(4-1). 8 ran (Krugermac 5-2f). 5l; 4l. W
Greatrex. T: £18.60; £4.20, £2.40. E:
£98.90. Tc: £587.85. Tf: £1691.10. CF:
£135.16. NR: Canyon City.
4.10: 1 MASTER BURBIDGE N Fehily
(7-2); 2 Sandy Beach (11-8f); 3 Turban
(8-1). 4 ran. 31/4l; 9l. N Mulholland. T:
£2.90; E: £6.70. Tf: £13. CF: £9.09. NR:
Spock, The Ogle Gogle Man.
4.40: 1 IRISH ODYSSEY N Fehily (47f); 2 Dancing Doug (5-1); 3 Hunt
Politics (8-1). 4. 14l; hd. N Mulholland.
T: £1.50; E: £3.40. Tf: £6.70. CF: £3.89.
NR: Legal Eyes, Some Day Soon.
P/POT: £151.60 Q/POT: £18.10
KEMPTON
5.40: 1 KYLLACHY GALA G Malune
(12-1); 2 Pactolus (11-1); 3 Star Archer (4-7 fav). 6 ran. nk; 11/4l. M Botti. T:
£16.90; £5.30. E: £121.90. Tf: £236.50.
CF: £119. NR: Flight Of Fantasy.
6.10: 1 TARSEEKH C Bishop (8-1); 2
De Little Engine (10-1); 3 Bookmaker
(16-1). 14 ran (Check ‘em Tuesday 118 fav). nk; 11/4l. C Gordon. T: £10.30;
£2.70, £3.40, £3.40. Ex: £92.50. Trc:
£857.24. Tf: £937.70. CF: £85.65. NR:
Compton Brave, Sandacres.
6.40: 1 HERECOMESTHESUN E
Greatrex (11-10 fav); 2 Lawn Ranger
(10-1); 3 Martineo (10-1). 14 ran. 3/4l;
3l. A Watson. T: £1.90; £1.10, £2.60,
£2.60. E: £13.90. Tf: £115.60. CF: £13.
7.10: 1 GRONKOWSKI J P Spencer
(6-4 fav); 2 Court House (5-2); 3
Fortune’s Pearl (5-1). 7 ran. 3/4l; 11/4l. J
Noseda. T: £1.70; £1.10, £2. Ex: £6.
Trifecta: £15.20. CF: £5.62.
7.40: 1 SPARE PARTS N Currie (121); 2 Shyron (7-1); 3 Fast Track (11-2f).
13 ran. nk; 1/2l. P McEntee. T: £11.80;
£3. E: £107.20. Tc: £401.57. Tf:
£695.80. CF: £93.74. NR: Magic Mirror.
8.10: 1 STRATEGIC HEIGHTS J P
Spencer (9-4f); 2 Porto Ferro (8-1); 3
Awesome Allan (10-1). 10 ran. ns; 1/2l.
J Osborne. T: £3.30; £1.50, £1.90. E:
£19.40. Tc: £162.97. Tf: £161.90. CF:
£22.87. NR: Caesar’s Comet, Ubla.
8.40: 1 FAMOUS DYNASTY J Gordon
(7-1); 2 Tommys Geal (10-3 fav); 3
Bird For Life (5-1). 13 ran. nk; nk. M
Blanshard. T: £8.50; £1.90, £1.50,
£2.20. Ex: £26.30. Tc: £132.05. Tf:
£147.20. CF: £30.33. NR: Avocet.
9.10: 1 WALLY’S WISDOM K Fox (51); 2 Sanches (4-1); 3 Hold Hands (101). 12 ran (Koubba 3-1f). 1/2l; 1l. J R
Jenkins. T: £8; £2.40, £2.30, £2.10. E:
£43.60. Tc: £198.84. Tf: £310.20. CF:
£25.63. NR: Estibdaad, Shamonix.
JACKPOT: £13,817.30
P/POT: £275.40 Q/POT: £7.60
54 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
SIX NATIONSS
TAYLOR . . . in pain
Taylor in
an Oz op
shocker
Leeds v
Hull FC
7.45pm, Sky Sports Arena
1GM
DOWN TO A
Legend Castaignede
hails Ford ’n Farrell
By GARY CARTER
SCOTT
TAYLOR
has
revealed how he played on
— despite needing to
have his appendix out.
Hull prop Taylor was in
Australia for last month’s
match with Wigan, the
first Super League match
played outside Europe.
He said: “I woke up at
3am on game day with
really bad pains in my
stomach. It was like nothing I’d had before.
“It was hurting during
the game and I went to
hospital in the early
hours. The nurse said,
‘When’s your flight home?’.
“I asked why and she
showed me the scan. She
said, ‘That’s why. We need
to get you into emergency
surgery to get it out’. ”
England man Taylor, 26,
had the operation in Sydney but will line up
against Leeds tonight.
Also back from abroad
is scrum-half Richie Myler,
who has joined Leeds
from Catalans Dragons.
The former Warrington
man said: “You don’t say
no to a team like Leeds.
“Maybe if it was a different club I would still be
in France.”
THOMAS CASTAIGNEDE saw
Owen Farrell and George Ford
take their first tottering steps
on a rugby field at Saracens.
PICTURE THIS . . .
Farrell and Ford
plot how to conquer
France in Paris
Sport
FERNANDO ALONSO
has suffered more woe
in testing for McLaren.
Alonso and F1 teammate Stoffel Vandoorne
were hit by mechanical
problems in Barcelona.
But the Spaniard said:
“I am not too stressed.”
SHORT
Tomkins
gets axe
By GARY CARTER
SAM TOMKINS could have
played his last game
for England after being
axed
from
the
Elite
Performance Squad.
The Wigan full-back, 28,
appears to have paid the
price for two careerthreatening injuries.
A total of 21 Super
League players have been
picked for the EPS.
They are likely to form
the bulk of coach Wayne
Bennett’s squad for the
summer Test with New
Zealand in the USA and a
three-match series at the
end of the season.
Two serious injuries cost
Tomkins a place in the
2017 World Cup squad.
Warriors coach Shaun
Wane said: “He’s found it
hard to impress people at
the RFL. I’ll have the benefit of a very motivated Sam
Tomkins playing for me.”
FRANCE v
THAT’S MY BOY . . . dad
Andy with Owen in 2008
Now the legendary French maestro
is spellbound by the mastery of
England’s playmaking artists, who
are set to tackle Les Bleus in
Saturday’s Six Nations crunch.
And he says watching fly-half
Ford and centre Farrell in action
together is like admiring a Picasso
painting.
Castaignede won 54 caps, two Five
Nations Grand Slams in 1996 and
1997 and back-to-back Six Nations
titles in 2006 and 2007 during a
glittering 12-year Test career.
But he also spent seven years at
Sarries — where he first came across
Farrell, 26, and 24-year-old Ford as
schoolkids more than ten years ago.
Castaignede, 43, said: “I have
something special with George and
Owen as I have known them since
they were kids.
“When I first came to Saracens,
Mike Ford was a coach and his son
George would throw me back the
ball when I was kicking.
“Owen was just a teenager, too.
You could feel their passion for the
game at such a young age.
“I played alongside Owen’s dad,
Andy, too, and I was really impressed by how charismatic he was.
“When Andy arrived from Wigan,
he turned to me and said, ‘I don’t
know where anything is’. I was a
French guy telling him where to go!
“On the pitch he was a really
tough man, something special . . .
despite coming from rugby league.
“I think the reasons George and
Owen are so successful is because of
their education and their background. So I am not surprised by
the levels they have achieved.
“I love the way they play. They
can handle pressure and they play
the game like old players with a lot
of consistency.
“They are England’s rocks and
George especially is the kind of player
who could play for a French team — I
am pretty sure one day he will.
“But for now, and to beat the All
Blacks and the big teams in the world,
England need George and Owen in
the positions they are playing.”
Castaignede’s Saracens connection
By JONNY
FORDHAM
also links him to England boss
Eddie Jones — who names his side
for Paris this morning.
Castaignede added: “Eddie was one
of my coaches at Sarries and he is
someone who left me something
really special in my career.
“There was always a time and
place to talk with him and he was
really careful about looking after
players and getting you in the best
situation to play.
“You need to have someone who
tells you the truth when everything
goes well as well as when it goes
wrong. Eddie is very good mentally
to bring players to their best.”
France have not won the Six
Nations since 2010 and ended a run
of eight Tests without a victory by
beating Italy a fortnight ago.
And Castaignede knows that Les
Bleus need to copy the style shown
by England and Scotland at Murrayfield to regain their former glories.
He confessed: “When I watched
that game I wanted to cry because it
was so beautiful, it was unbelievable.
“It was like a Picasso painting!
“For a long time France have not
had many big celebrations.
“The last game against Italy was
very boring and even if we won, we
cannot be happy with what we have
done. You have to play an entertaining game.
“England will give us some hard
moments as they like to move the
ball to everywhere from everywhere.”
Flanker SAM UNDERHILL is out for
the rest of the season after an
England team-mate trod on his toe.
The Bath star, 21, was tipped for
his first Six Nations start in Saturday’s must-win clash in France.
He was ruled out on Tuesday,
although
the
Red
Rose
camp
expected him to be available for
next weekend’s finale against Ireland.
But Bath boss Todd Blackadder
revealed Underhill has ruptured a
tendon in his big toe.
Blackadder said: “He could be out
anything from eight to ten weeks —
he is essentially ruled out for the
rest of the season.”
Tweet @SunJonnyFordham
BUY GEORGE, GAT
MAY’S MAULING
The Wales chief suggested the
WRU would buy out the wing’s
Saints contract — which ends in
May — to spare him more aggro.
North, 25, was lashed by one
of the Saints coaches, Alan
Gaffney, for allegedly not wanting to play in last weekend’s
34-25 home defeat against Sale.
The Dragons star feels he was
made a scapegoat as he had a
hip injury suffered as a sub the
The players have not previously spent two weeks in
camp to stew over a defeat,
as they have following the
Scotland setback.
And ahead of Saturday’s game
against France, winger May
(left) revealed there have been
some tasty training sessions.
The Leicester ace said: “There
has been a bit of an edge in
camp. It’s the first time we’ve
had a loss and stayed together.
By DAVID FACEY
WARREN GATLAND is offering
George North an escape
previous week against Ireland.
route from the row over his North, due to leave Saints this
Northampton no-show.
summer after signing a WRU
central contract, is also covered
by a ‘gentleman’s agreement’
which states he will not play on
international rest days — unless
it is an emergency.
Picking him as one of ten
changes to face Italy on Sunday,
Gatland said: “I’ve said to
George if he wants to come
home quicker than next season,
we’ll look after him. He is OK
now, which is why he’s selected.”
By JONNY FORDHAM
JONNY MAY says England
have been ripping into each
So the boys have been training
other ahead of Le Crunch. hard and smashing each other
in training.
“Sometimes you do get beaten
and it does bring an edge and
a desire to put it right.”
May, 27, says skipper Dylan
Hartley has been encouraging
England to get down and dirty.
He added: “Dylan always says,
‘We don’t want the coaches
telling us to up it, we want the
coaches telling us to rein it in’.
“That’s how it has been this
last couple of weeks.”
ENGLAND
D
1GM
2 DAYS TO GO
FINE ART!
Aussie Ed hunters
By JONNY FORDHAM
EDDIE JONES will top Australia’s
wanted list if Michael Cheika quits
process, that will be determined. But
after Japan 2019.
you appreciate the skills he’s got as a
OLD PALS . . .
Castaignede starred
with Farrell Snr
for Saracens
England boss Jones (below) fell
out with the ARU when he was
sacked in 2005 — two years after
his
Wallabies
finished
as
runners-up to England in
their home World Cup.
Now the Aussies admit
they will target Tasmaniaborn Jones if his old
Randwick
team-mate
Cheika walks out.
ARU
high-performance
manager
Ben
Whitaker
said: “I can’t speak on
behalf of the board but
if
I’m
tasked
with
pulling together a list of
potential candidates, is Eddie
Jones on there?
“Yes, he is. Quite
obviously. Where that
goes in terms of the
head coach.
“If he’s willing and able — things
you’d have to work out — he would
be on the list. Probably another
dozen would be, too.”
Jones, 58, has already signed a
deal at Twickenham to stay on
until 2021.
But that mega-money contract
has a break clause based on how
the Red Rose do in Japan.
A shot at bossing the Lions
would also be on Jones’
radar — and they tour
South Africa in 2021.
But
reports
Down
Under
claim
he
has
already floated the idea
with senior officials of
returning home to Oz
and ending his career
with the Wallabies.
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FOR A GOLD
EXCLUSIVE by VIKKI ORVICE
OWEN PICK claims he made the best
decision of his life the day he agreed to
have his leg amputated.
After standing on an improvised explosive
device as an 18-year-old on his first Army tour
of Afghanistan he is about to make his
Paralympic debut as a snowboarder when the
Winter Games begin
in PyeongChang today.
Pick (left) said: “The
doctors managed to
save my leg but it
was giving me pain.
They gave me the
option to get rid of
my leg. It was the
best decision I
ever made.
“I could walk,
the pain had gone
and within three
months I was rock
climbing.
But
I
never thought one
day I’d be at the
Paralympics representing my country.”
As the time drew
near for Pick to leave
the army he was sent
on a snowboarding
course. He turned out
to be a natural.
He
added:
“Now
my target is to get on
the podium in South
Korea or there is no
point being there.”
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55
WILL POWER . . . Boly leaps
to nod in Wolves’ second goal
HEAVEN AND
ELL FOR HIGH
NUNO BOYS
Leeds.....................0 Wolves.....................3
By MICHAEL MORGAN
THE call of the Premier League has got Wolves
howling again.
First-half strikes from Romain Saiss and Willy Boly,
followed by a silky 74th-minute finish by sub Benik
Afobe, took them six points clear at the top — and
proved they are over their blip.
A month ago, Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves were 13
points clear and galloping towards the title. But they
arrived at Elland Road only three ahead of Cardiff.
And that made Santo particularly happy with the
win, saying: “We always try to do our work the best
way we can and we
played a very good game
against Leeds to get the
result we wanted.
P W D L F A Pts
“It was a win that sets
Wolves...........35 23 7 5 62 28 76
us up for a big derby at
Cardiff...........35 21 7 7 52 28 70
Aston Villa on Saturday.
Aston Villa....35 19 9 7 56 32 66
“That will be tough but
Fulham..........36 18 11 7 62 38 65
we will do our best like
Derby.............36 16 13 7 55 34 61
always.”
Middlesbro... 36 17 7 12 50 34 58
There was an extra edge
Bristol City....36 15 12 9 53 42 57
to this clash as Leeds
Preston.........36 14 15 7 45 35 57
owner Andrea Radrizzani
Sheff Utd......35 17 4 14 49 43 55
Brentford.....35 14 11 10 52 41 53
has complained to the
Millwall..........36 13 13 10 43 37 52
Football League over the
Ipswich..........35 15 6 14 47 44 51
validity of agent Jorge
Leeds.............36 14 7 15 47 49 49
Mendes’ role at Molineux.
Norwich........ 35 12 12 11 34 37 48
Nottm For.....36 13 5 18 43 54 44
And that led to a blast
QPR.................35 10 10 15 39 52 40
from Santo, who added: “I
Sheff Wed.....36 8 13 15 38 50 37
don’t care what he says.
Reading.........35 8 11 16 40 49 35
“All we see is that we
Bolton............36 8 11 17 31 55 35
have hard working players
Hull.................35 7 12 16 46 53 33
Barnsley........35 7 11 17 35 50 32
who are focused only on
the game and playing the
Birmingham.36 8 6 22 23 54 30
Burton Alb....35 7 8 20 26 62 29
best they can for our club.
Sunderland...36 5 13 18 38 65 28
“It’s nothing to do with
us what other people say
28th-minute
corner. Then,
or think.”
Keeper Bailey Peacock- after Leeds lost skipper
Liam
Cooper
to injury,
Farrell, making his Leeds
debut, did not have to Danny Batth headed on to
the bar and Boly nodded
wait long to see action.
The 21-year-old dashed in the rebound.
Leeds nearly pulled one
out to hack clear as Diogo
Jota closed on goal in the back on 53 minutes when
Gaetano Berardi fired a
opening minutes.
The
visitors
then 30-yard drive just over.
But Afobe wrapped it up
bombarded United’s goal
when he latched on to
for most of the first half.
through-ball
and
Peacock-Farrell
made Jota’s
brave saves to deny Ivan lobbed Peacock-Farrell.
Leeds
boss
Paul
Cavaleiro and Jota, who
said:
fluffed the simplest of his Heckingbottom
three chances by miscuing “Wolves have a lot of
quality
players
and
it
from eight yards.
But there was nothing would be nice if we all
the young stopper could had the financial clout to
do to stop Wolves leading go out and buy players of
that ability.
by two at the break.
“Until we all do, it won’t
Saiss buried a diving
header from Matt Doherty’s be a level playing field.”
CHAMPIONSHIP
WOLVES AT A LOSS
WOLVES remain on course for automatic promotion to
the Premier League — but they are paying for it.
Club accounts released yesterday show they made a
pre-tax loss of £23.2million — after investing in players
and making compensation payments to axed staff.
It compares with a £5.8m profit the previous year.
Yet with crowds up and Nuno Espirito Santo’s side
odds-on favourites to be in the Premier League next season,
the losses are unlikely to spook ambitious owners Fosun.
A club statement said: “Increased expenditure both on
and off the pitch is essential to ensure Wolves are able to
compete with other clubs of a similar size and ambition.”
2GM
EUROPA LEAGUE
BOYS IN THE HOOD . . . Ozil and Elneny
EXCLUSIVE by ROB STEWART
ARSENE WENGER has found an
unlikely ally in his fight to keep
his job — the man he replaced.
Bruce Rioch gave way to the
unknown Frenchman in 1996, when
he was axed by Arsenal after barely
a year in the Highbury hotseat.
And he has called for the beleaguered
Gunners boss to be granted the right to
leave the Emirates on his own terms.
Despite his own painful exit, Scot
Rioch has nothing but admiration for
Wenger and believes he — and no one
else — should be allowed to determine
when the time is right for him to quit.
Rioch, 70, said: “Arsene Wenger has
earned the right to leave Arsenal
Football Club when he feels it is the
right time to call it a day.
“He has been such a great ambassador
for the club that he surely deserves the
right to make the decision to leave his
own decision.
“Arsene has done magnificently well
for the Arsenal and, for me, he will most
certainly leave with his head held high.”
When he took over in North London in
June 1995, Rioch’s own stock was skyhigh after he had impressed by guiding
Bolton to successive promotions. And the
Arsenal hierarchy hired him in the aftermath of George Graham’s sacking.
In his short stay, Rioch
brought Dennis Bergkamp
to the Premier League
but then watched from
afar as the Dutchman
fired
Arsenal
to
glory under Wenger.
Rioch
said:
“I
thought I was going
to get a longer run
for
my
money
because I’d signed a
three-year contract.
“The
team
was
then in the throes of
a re-build and that was
continued when Arsene
came in — and they have
played
unbelievable
football
during his reign.
“Since then he has been a wonderful
force for good.
“Not just for Arsenal but also for the
game of football as a whole in England
— and that should never be forgotten.
“He is a very proud man and has had
a lot to shout about because his teams
down the years have played very exciting
BRUCE RIOCH
THE LAST MAN ARSENAL SACKED
ARSENAL
TO WIN THE
EUROPA LGE
5/1
AC MILA
N
MILAN
Wenger has
earned right
to blow final
whistle when
HE wants to
SAYS
56 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
football. And they have the
honours to go with the attacking
football that has got so many
fans off their seats.”
And Rioch reckons that is
steeling Wenger to cope with all
the stick currently coming his way.
He said: “Arsene has been an
absolutely brilliant manager for ages.
“But he is going through a rough
patch. I just feel for him because
this is a very difficult phase with all
the events taking place outside the
stadium, especially with former players
making so many comments about him.
“He has shown amazing resilience but
you have to in management — and that’s
why he has been there all these years.”
Now Rioch, who lives in Cornwall in
semi-retirement apart from coaching a
local club, is keeping his fingers crossed
Wenger’s players will raise their game
when they face AC Milan in the Europa
League last-16 tonight at the San Siro.
He said: “I understand supporters and
their frustrations about winning championships and trophies but unfortunately
it’s hard to secure silverware.
“Their double-header with AC Milan
will be tough. But, if they can overcome
another giant of a football club and go
on and win the competition, they will be
back in the Champions League.
“It’s now just a matter of trying to
achieve that.
“It won’t be easy but it is an achievable goal and I wish Arsene well.
“It’s a club that will always mean a lot
to me and not just because I had the
privilege of managing Arsenal.
“When I was a kid, I used to go and
watch the Arsenal in the 1960s and
watch games at Highbury. It’s a very
special club.”
GATT’S THE NEW BOY
GENNARO GATTUSO admits
he is a “rookie” boss — but
is confident AC Milan can
destroy
Arsenal’s
Europa
League hopes tonight.
The Italian giants welcome
the Gunners to the San Siro in
the round of 16 first leg.
And they go into the tie as
favourites
after
a
12-game
undefeated run.
Wenger’s team, on the other
hand, are without a win in four
but relying on this competition
to win a Champions League spot.
And
Milan
boss
Gattuso
By JORDAN DAVIES
urged his side not to take their
lightly, while hailing
sopponents
Wenger’s big-match experience.
He
said:
“Compared
to
Wenger I’m a rookie. I’m just
starting and he’s been coaching
for 30 years.
“We’ll have to do well not to
suffer from what they do and
then make them run when we
have the ball.
“We can’t make mistakes and
need to keep our composure.
“Arsenal are a technical team
that does not like defensive
transitions. We must not be
afraid of the 70,000 fans at the
San Siro and show our quality.
“We must make it very
difficult for them.”
Despite
their
poor
form,
Gattuso said his team were
wary of the Gunners’ threat.
He added: “They have great
players and have scored 18
goals in this Europa League.
“We have maximum respect
for them. Only if we play a
great game will we be able to
avoid conceding goals.
“We have to pay attention to
their qualities.”
GATTUSO . . . rookie manager
2GM
v ARSENAL
Round of 16,
6pm, BTS 2 &
PER FOR COURSE . . . Mertesacker
BOUNCING . . . Wilshere yesterday
AC Milan: The boss, dangerman & form
MANAGER —
GENNARO GATTUSO
Former Italy and Milan
midfield pitbull.
Returned to the San
Siro after short-lived
managerial spells with
Sion, Palermo, OFI
Crete and Pisa to take
charge of the youth
team last year.
Promoted to the top
job seven months later
in
November
when
AC Milan v Arsenal
Rodriguez
Calabria
Donnarumma
Bonucci
Romagnoli
Biglia
Kessie
Calhanoglu
Cutrone
Bonaventura
Suso
Welbeck
3
ARSENAL
lost on
last
European
to Italy.
have
their
three
trips
Ramsey
Chambers
FORM
GUIDE
UNBEATEN in
12 games and
Ospina
Wilshere Koscielny
back on the fringes
of the race for the
Kolasinac
Champions League.
Won all three Serie
GUNNERS have A games last month
not been past without conceding but
the last 16 in lost on penalties in the
Europe
for Coppa Italia to Lazio.
eight years.
Ozil
LIKELY
LINE-UPS
Mkhitaryan
Vincenzo Montella was
sacked and has turned
Milan’s season around.
DANGERMAN —
PATRICK CUTRONE
Has scored 14 goals in
all competitions in his
debut season in
the first team.
The
20year-old has
been capped
by Italy at
all
levels
from Under15 to Under-21.
Described as a
‘true No 9’ who offers
physical
power
and
aerial
strength.
8
Xhaka
Mustafi
57
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From Back Page
DEFENSIVE SHIELD . . . Xhaka, Ramsey
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
after losing their last four games
in all competitions.
And boss Wenger knows his
team will have nothing left to play
for if they go out to the Italians.
He said: “This is an opportunity
we have to take and that has
increased the pressure to do well
in this competition even more.
“It makes me think of last year
when we had the FA Cup to save
our season. But last season we had
75 points and only missed the
Champions League by one point.
“We won’t reach that this time.
It’s difficult when you go through a
bad patch like this but it’s only
when things are difficult you can
show you have quality and strength.
“The players have been affected
by what has happened. In life you
quickly forget how good you are.
“They must not forget that we
have good players. We have to set
targets that are attainable, focus on
what we can do better and not be
too scared about the consequences
of another bad result.”
Arsenal will be without the
injured Hector Bellerin, Nacho
Monreal and Alexandre Lacazette,
for the first leg of their last-16
showdown, while Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang is not eligible.
Skipper Laurent Koscielny and
Aaron
Ramsey
are
the
only
survivors from the team beaten 4-0
by AC on Arsenal’s last visit in 2012.
Koscielny said: “It is a negative
spiral and difficult to get out of.
We have to stay positive.”
KOSCIELNY . . . positive thinking
58 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
2GM
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
SAFE HANDS . . .
Kop keeper Karius
I’m ready
to Karius
all the way
LORIS KARIUS has the safest pair of hands in
the Champions League.
For critics of Liverpool’s keeper — and he still has
a few — seeing him top this season’s clean sheet roll
of honour is probably a bit of a shock.
Yet five shut-outs from his eight games in Europe
are a sign that Jurgen Klopp’s swashbuckling team
are sorting themselves out at the back.
The German stopper has managed an impressive
ten clean sheets from his 19 Liverpool games this
term to claim the No 1 shirt off Simon Mignolet.
Karius had just one shot
to save in Tuesday’s 0-0
By CHARLIE WYETT
draw with Porto as the
Reds reached the Cham- the fact he is playing
pions
League
quarter- regularly and is enjoying
a better understanding
finals 5-0 on aggregate.
Karius, 24, said: “To get with the team’s defence,
another clean sheet is which was boosted by the
arrival of £75m Dutchalways good.
“I am confident at the man Virgil van Dijk.
Reds defender Dejan
moment but I want to do
it week in, week out. I Lovren said: “Loris has
want to develop even been brilliant.
“He is in a good mood
more.
“To be a proper, estab- at the moment and hopelished goalkeeper takes a fully he will be like this
for
more
seasons
to
few seasons.
“I need to pay back the come. But we must not
confidence
from
the forget Simon Mignolet.
“However, it is always
manager. I am still young
but I need to keep work- good to get clean sheets,
particularly in front of
ing hard.
“I want to have lots of our fans.
“We are ready to fight
good games for the club
and, hopefully, it is only to win our next matches
in Europe.
the beginning.”
“I am a big believer we
Karius
joined
from
Mainz for £4.7million in can get to the final.”
Liverpool
travel
to
July 2016 and his time on
United
on
Merseyside has certainly Manchester
Saturday with Mo Salah,
been troubled.
For one spell this sea- a substitute against Porto,
son, he was only selected certain to return to the
for Liverpool’s Champions starting line-up.
Lovren added: “It is a
League
games
before
forcing his way into the massive game, one of the
team for Premier League biggest games in Europe.
“Let’s see what happens
matches.
Karius’
improvement — but we are full of
will have been helped by confidence.”
RHIAN RACISM
CLAIM IS KO’D
UEFA have failed to find any evidence
to back up England starlet Rhian
Brewster’s claims of racism.
The Liverpool whizkid (right), 17,
alleged he was racially abused by Spartak Moscow skipper Leonid Mironov in a
Uefa Youth League game last December.
European football chiefs launched an
investigation but despite interviewing ten
players and the officials, it came down
to Brewster’s word against Mironov’s.
The Russian admitted to swearing
at the England Under-17 World Cup
winner but denied racist language.
Uefa said in a statement: “After
concluding his investigation, the inspector found no evidence to corroborate
the allegations, which he believed were
made in good faith by Rhian Brewster.”
GIFT OF
THE GAB
Jesus nets but City caught off Guard
MANCHESTER CITY fans turned
out to witness the second
coming of Jesus.
And at least the returning star
made absolutely sure there would
be no miracle comeback by Basel
with an early goal.
But
Gabriel
Jesus’
eighth-minute
opener was as good as it got for Pep
Guardiola’s men, who suffered a rare off
night and lost at the Etihad for the first
time in 15 months.
It mattered little in the great scheme
of things as City booked their place in
next week’s Champions League quarterfinal draw for only the second time.
But boss Guardiola looked distinctly
unimpressed as his all-conquering team
slipped to only their fourth defeat of
the season.
He had given a bunch of his fringe
players a chance to shine — and several
of his big guns the night off.
Club legend Yaya Toure was handed
the armband and a rare start in a competition he won with Pep’s Barcelona.
And there was a glimpse of the future
as boyhood City fan and England
Under-17 World Cup-winning hero Phil
Foden also started.
Both contributed to City breaking
another record — this time for amassing
978 passes, the most in a Champions
League game since 2003-04.
Yet too many of them had no impact
as City lacked their usual drive and
cutting edge.
To be fair, the hard work had been
done in Basel three weeks ago when
they romped to a 4-0 win.
They got off to a perfect start, leaving
the crowd dreaming of another goal glut.
Jesus has not started a game since
injuring his knee ligaments at Crystal
Palace on New Year’s Eve.
He made three sub appearances in
recent weeks but this was the ideal
chance to put him back in the firing
line from the outset.
And it took less than eight minutes
for the Brazilian, 20, to get back
among the goals.
A low cross to the back post from
Bernardo Silva was superbly accurate
and gave Jesus the simplest of tap-ins.
It was his 11th goal of the season
and his first since he got the opener
at Leicester back in mid-November.
Sergio Aguero has done brilliantly
in the absence of his fellow striker,
13
By MARTIN
BLACKBURN
boosting City’s charge for silverware with
a sensational goalscoring run.
However, you cannot help but feel the
return of Jesus is timely.
The Samba star’s energy will be a big
boost for what is left of the season.
City should really have added to their
tally last night.
A low cross from Leroy Sane found
Bernardo Silva but his shot was blocked
by Blas Riveros.
Then
City’s
Portuguese
playmaker
chipped over a cross to Ilkay Gundogan,
whose volley was smothered by Tomas
Vaclik in the Basel goal.
The visitors surprisingly drew level
as Norwegian international Mohammed
Elyounoussi pounced on a loose ball
after a run by Riveros.
He was virtually unmarked as he
smashed a low shot past Claudio Bravo.
Guardiola’s face was a picture.
It was the Swiss team’s first goal on
English soil in more than 260 minutes —
and they could have had another one
soon afterwards.
Elyounoussi waltzed around Danilo
and had a sight of Bravo’s goal, only to
lose his footing at the vital moment and
slice his effort wide.
City were in complete control of the
GABRIEL JESUS scored his first goal
for Manchester City in 13 games —
since the Brazilian striker hit the
opener in their 2-0 victory over
Leicester in the Premier League
back on November 18 last year.
ball but lacked their usual spark as the
game drifted in the second half.
However, it was the visitors who took
the lead on the night when Elyounoussi
turned provider with some good work on
the right.
He slipped the ball inside to Michael
Lang, who lashed a fierce, unstoppable
shot into the roof of Bravo’s net from a
tight angle.
It was Lang who got the winner
against Manchester United in November
and here he was scoring another famous
goal against their rivals.
Raphael Wicky’s men still needed
another three to win the tie.
City sub Brahim Diaz could have
levelled late on when he was found by
Sane’s cross — but Vaclik got down well
to save.
Basel hung on and their players
celebrated a famous win with their fans
at the end, as though it was they who
had reached the last eight.
City go through. But this was not a
night they will remember for too long.
Tweet @SunMartinB
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
MAN CITY: Bravo 6, Danilo 7, Stones 6, Laporte 7,
Zinchenko 5, Foden 6 (Adarabioyo 89, 6), Toure 6, Gundogan 6
(Diaz 66, 6), Sane 7, Jesus 6, Bernardo 7. Subs not used: Walker,
Aguero, De Bruyne, Otamendi, Ederson. Booked: Jesus.
BASEL: Vaclik 6, Frei 6, Lacroix 6, Suchy 7, STAR MAN LANG 7,
Zuffi 6, Serey Die 7, Riveros 6, Elyounoussi 7, Bua 6 (Stocker 68,
6), Oberlin 6 (Van Wolfswinkel 74, 5). Subs not used: Salvi, Ajeti,
Manzambi, Petretta, Kaiser. Booked: Lacroix.
(Ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
BASEL FAULTY
From Back Page
to play. In the second half we were really poor. We started the
game in the right way but after 1–1 we did not play well.”
City still eased into the Champions League last eight and made
more passes — 978 — than any side in the tournament has since
the 2003-4 season. But that did not impress Guardiola (left).
He stressed: “You create passes to create opportunities but
only to pass for itself, that isn’t football.
“Any team that makes six changes may have problems but in
the second half we thought we had finished the game.”
The City boss left 17-year-old Phil Foden out of his criticism
after the midfielder made his first start at the Etihad.
He added: “He was the only one who kept being aggressive in
the second half, trying to get the ball forward. Still, we are in the
quarter-finals and I am so, so happy about that.”
459
MAN CITY tasted defeat at
home for the first time in a
whopping 459 days — since
their 3-1 defeat to Chelsea in
the Premier League back on
December 3, 2016.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
2GM
MAN CITY 1 BASEL 2
JESUS 8
ELYOUNOUSSI 17; LANG 71
59
MAN CITY WIN
5-2 ON AGG
MATCH STATS
MAN CITY
BASEL
CROUCH . . . worldie
78%..............Possession..............22%
3/0........Shots on/off target ........3/2
4................Blocked shots ................1
5.....................Corners.....................0
5..............Fouls conceded..............11
1/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........1/0
Crouchie
meal deal
By GRAEME BRYCE
ael Lang
CRASH LANG WALLOP . . . Mich
hits shock winner for Basel
STOKE’S Moritz Bauer has
promised to cook dinner
for Peter Crouch — as
long as he repeats his
memorable wonder strike
against Manchester City
on Monday night!
Crouch scored one of
the best goals ever seen
at the bet365 Stadium six
years ago this month.
He chested the ball
before
smashing
an
unstoppable volley past
keeper Joe Hart from the
corner of City’s box.
Austrian
team-mate
Bauer said: “If he scores
another on Monday, I will
make him dinner. I’ll drive
there and cook for him.”
Marcus Lines
up for Barca
ANGEL GABRIEL . . . Jesus arrives at
the back post to net City’s opener
MARCUS McGUANE last
night became Barcelona’s
first English player since
Gary Lineker in 1989.
The midfielder, 19, who
left Arsenal in January, was
a sub in the Catalan Super
Cup final as Barca beat
Espanyol 4-2 on penalties.
60 ............... Thursday, March 8, 2018
IN HIS OWN
HANDS . . .
Conte’s fate
depends on
no moaning
2GM RM
London
bawling
for Irons
By JORDAN DAVIES
ANT, CURB YOUR
UNENTHUSIASM
ANTONIO CONTE could survive at Chelsea —
even without a top-four finish this season.
Two league defeats in a row have dropped the
Blues to fifth, five points behind Tottenham.
And they face an uphill battle to stay in the
Champions League with a tough second-leg in
Barcelona looming next Wednesday.
But owner Roman Abramovich is ready to keep
his head coach as long
By ANDREW DILLON
as he curbs the moaning about transfers.
Conte’s whinging over football is important but
spending, about having not a deal breaker.
“These days Roman
no money to compete
with
Manchester
City wants to give his manevery opportunity.
and his consistent nega- agers
“The
stress
point
tive attitude in public could be if Antonio
has become ‘wearing’ for starts complaining again.
the club’s top brass.
“People are growing
A
Stamford
Bridge weary of it all.”
insider revealed: “Roman
Abramovich has bankis not so trigger happy rolled Conte with a net
these days when it comes spend
of
£180million
to firing managers.
since he arrived in the
“Champions
League summer of 2016.
DAVID
GOLD
claims
West Ham were misled
by the London Stadium
architects over original
seating for the ground.
He has also blamed
ATHLETICS for problems
since their arrival in
2016 — calling for
future competitions to
be in Birmingham.
The
Hammers
cochairman,
82,
said:
“The
original
plans
provided by the architect weren’t viable. So
we believed the seats
would be closer.
“Major problems have
been created by still
having athletics there
— it’s not sustainable
to move the seating
backwards and forwards
as it costs a fortune.
“They should move to
the athletics stadium in
Birmingham that they
could easily use.”
Meanwhile, the FA
have fined the club
£30,000 for administration errors over the
dope testing of players.
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no longer a
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IT’S SHAME OLD PROBLEM
IT was Spurs manager
Mauricio Pochettino’s 46th
birthday last week.
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So despite his boyish Bisto kid
looks, you can spare us any more of
the ‘young manager’ stuff.
The Argentinian is a veteran of
nine years as a boss now — and he’s
won nowt.
For more than an hour last night,
it looked for all the world as though
his time was arriving.
Not just to win an FA Cup, which
he regards as a tin pot from a brica-brac shop, but this, Old Big Ears,
the most treasured trinket of all.
Spurs had stormed the barricades
of Europe’s elite in swashbuckling
style during this campaign.
And after Heung-Min Son’s firsthalf opener, the proud old Tottenham
cockerel seemed to be strutting
towards Kiev for the final.
Instead, though, they were mugged
by a streetwise Old Lady — two goals
in three minutes from Pochettino’s
countrymen Gonzalo Higuain and
Paulo Dybala bringing a crushing
By DAVE
KIDD
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
sense of reality. Pochettino consistently trots out the line that winning
trophies is not important but this is a
deflection tactic, pure and simple.
The Spurs manager’s biological
clock must be ticking now. He’ll be
desperate for medals before long — at
Spurs or elsewhere.
There will be a cheese room, a
magic-mirrored tunnel and even a
retractable pitch for the NFL at
Tottenham’s new stadium, a place
they make sound like Narnia.
But nobody’s mentioned a trophy
cabinet yet.
This is not to do down what
Pochettino has masterminded in his
3½ years at Spurs.
Tottenham have improved so meaningfully that they are almost unrecognisable as a team and a club.
The glory, glory nights here at
Wembley against Borussia Dortmund,
Liverpool,
Real
Madrid
and
Manchester United have seen Spurs
grow in stature to such an extent
that they seem to fit one of the
world’s biggest stadiums. A club beset
Thursday, March 8, 2018 ...............
2GM RM
BIG-MATCH VERDICT
JUVENTUS
WIN 4-3 ON AGG
61
RUSSIA 2018
COUNTDOWN
98
DAYS TO GO
ENGLAND conceded
98
goals
during
World
Cup-winning
manager
Sir
Alf
Ramsey’s 113 games
in charge between
1963 and 1974.
But the Three Lions
also
scored
224
goals in his tenure.
The 98th and final
goal shipped under
Ramsey’s reign was
scored
by
future
England
manager
Fabio Capello in a 1-0
friendly win for Italy
at
Wembley
on
November 14, 1973.
It was also legend
Bobby Moore’s final
game for his country.
ALL GONZ WRONG . . . Higuain
draws Juve level while (above) Spurs
boss Pochettino goes through wringer
HAVE A
CHEEKY
LITTLE
PUNT...
with a crushing inferiority complex
and sense of fatalism for generations,
suddenly felt as though they belonged
taking on world football aristocracy
in front of almost 90,000.
This is no longer the club of Chas
& Dave and Courage Best and Tim
Sherwood’s gob artistry.
It’s a blue-chip business, selling
Champagne
football,
which
has
swapped the Sideboard Song for the
Champions League anthem.
That is why those three car-crash
minutes midway through the second
half hurt so much.
Because for once in their lives
Spurs fans were genuinely starting to
believe. They were beginning to
imagine things were really different
this time.
But suddenly, there they were being
torn asunder twice in little more than
the blink in an eye.
A first goal which sucked the belief
out of the stadium and a second
which allowed their many doubters to
crow about flakiness and ‘Spursiness’
and an institutional tendency toward
self-destruction.
Tottenham
are
unquestionably
media darlings — but then that has
long been true. Seven Spurs players
have been crowned Footballer of the
Year since they last won the league
(in black and white) in 1961. There
are many reasons for this current
positivity — Spurs are a young,
dynamic, rootsy team expertly shaped
on a fraction of the budget of their
big-six rivals.
And yet, out in the real world,
there are many people — not just
Arsenal fans — who still ask what all
the fuss is about concerning a club
which is 20 points off the top of the
Premier League.
That is why last night mattered so
much. Victory over old campaigners
like Gigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini
would have felt like a rite of passage.
A cherry-popper for a team which,
like their manager, is no longer as
callow as they are made out to be.
They started with a due sense of
occasion, all Formula One tempo and
well-oiled slickness.
Harry Kane was at right-back
when he conjured the pass which led
to Son’s opener.
And even after the old one-two
from Higuain and Dybala, Kane
might have forced extra-time with a
header against the post.
Poch claimed defeat was all down
to ill fortune rather than an absence
of experience or concentration. Hopefully he doesn’t actually believe that.
Because Juve were the shrewder
side and, according to Chiellini,
Spurs were fragile. The Italians
should even have had a first-half
penalty
when
Jan
Vertonghen
upended Douglas Costa.
Late on, Juve’s defensive old guard
were blocking and badgering and
fist-pumping each other after every
attack was repelled — their appetite
for destruction was immense.
Spurs have done enough during
this campaign to make the abilities of
their manager obvious to the widest
possible audience.
Yet they did not get as far as Harry
Redknapp’s quarter-finalists in 2011.
What this defeat means for the
future of Pochettino — so highly rated
by Real Madrid — is not immediately
apparent but he was very clearly
shaken by it.
Pochettino, who was more animated
on the touchline than usual as Spurs
led and then surrendered, must know
that the odds are stacked against him
here, no matter how much he has
achieved so far.
The new stadium at White Hart
Lane
may
promise
to
increase
Tottenham’s stature further still, but
it tends to take years for a team to
grow from Champions League rookies
into genuine contenders.
Football moves fast, time is finite —
and Pochettino isn’t as young as all
that any more.
Tweet @davekidd_
GUTTED
. . . Dele
FOUR defeats on
the trot — and now
a trip to the San
Siro awaits.
AC Milan against
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this time around.
With the Gunners’
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of
control,
they
know
that
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Champions League
next season.
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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
TOTTENHAM 1
SON 39
Juve totallyy
POCH BOYS STRANGLED BY RUTHLESS
By NEIL
ASHTON
CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER
OH, Poch,
fooled.
you
had
us
Tottenham, no matter how
their
dreamy
football
is
dressed up, are out of the
Champions League.
They will soon be forgotten by
Europe’s elite, left behind after they
were beaten at Wembley by those
rascals Juventus.
Spurs tried to
smash Juve out of
the park, to put
two, three or even
four past one of
the most decorated clubs in the
competition.
For that, they paid dearly.
Juventus, masters at this level,
dished out a brutal, ruthless lesson
in the art of European football.
It was a drive-by.
Juve did not panic, even when
Heung-Min Son had this place
jumping when he beat keeper
Gianluigi Buffon from close range
39 minutes in.
Juventus, finalists in two of the
last three seasons under their
clever coach Massimiliano Allegri,
kept their composure.
When Gonzalo Higuain scored
Juve’s equaliser 64 minutes into this
gripping tie, everybody wearing a
Spurs shirt at Wembley knew what
would happen next.
Three minutes later it came to
pass, with Paulo Dybala rippling
Hugo Lloris’ net with a pearler
from the instep of his left boot.
After that, there would be no way
back.
Even when Harry Kane hit the
inside of Buffon’s right post deep
into stoppage time at the end of
the game, Andrea Barzagli somehow booted the ball clear.
Within seconds those Juventus
players were sprinting up the other
end of the pitch to salute thousands
of travelling fans.
Tottenham players, sinking to
their knees in despair, could only
look on as those yellow shirts
started jumping up and down.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs blew
this, strangled by Juventus when
the Italians started showing a little
bit more adventure after the break.
The biggest clubs, the Real
Madrids, the Barcelonas, the Juves
of this world, have the ability to
pull these ties out of the bag.
Juve soaked it all up, allowing
Tottenham and their frenzied fans
to get all excitable with their
spirited first-half lead.
Then
they
come
for
you.
Tottenham were done all ends up
22
DY-ABOLICAL . . . Tottenham’s European
dream is over as Juventus forward Paulo
Dybala pounces for the crucial second goal
Picture: RICHARD PELHAM
by the craft, expertise and chicanery of one of European football’s
most successful sides.
They are out in the
second round, a
second-tier
team
exiting
the
Champions
League
alongside Basel,
Porto and Paris
Saint-Germain.
To
watch
Juve
defend after Dybala’s
strike was to witness a
masterclass.
Giorgio Chiellini and
Mehdi Benatia, these two
wise, wily old heads at
the
heart
of
Juve’s
HEUNG-MIN SON has had a hand
in 22 goals in 23 appearances at
Wembley so far this season. The
South Korean has scored 14
himself and grabbed another
eight assists.
defence, were unshakeable back
there.
Buffon, beaten by Son’s first-half
strike, could not be beaten
again.
He conceded
39 minutes in,
with
Son
steering
Kieran
Trippier’s
cross
beyond the Italian
great with a shinner.
Son
deserved
it,
monstering
Barzagli
every time he sprinted
down the left in that first
half.
They had stayed true to
their attacking principles,
56
just as boss Poch promised when
he urged his players to leave this
place as heroes.
Tottenham attacked, attacked and
attacked again.
Son was the destroyer, an outlet
on the wing whenever Christian
Eriksen, Dele Alli or Kane (left)
could find him.
He has scored 14 of his 16 goals
in a Spurs shirt at Wembley and
this one felt like it would be the
most important of the lot.
It was shaping up to be Son’s
night, with Barzagli lucky to escape
without a booking when he twice
stamped on the Spurs winger.
By then Spurs had escaped a
streaky first-half moment, with
Juve correctly demanding a penalty
SON became the first player to
score at home for Spurs in the
knockout stage of the Champions
League or European Cup in 56
years — since Danny Blanchflower
against Benfica in April 1962.
2:49
when Jan Vertonghen took out
Douglas Costa 17 minutes in.
It was dot on the card stuff but
Polish referee Szymon Marciniak
lost his bottle. Poor, that.
So did the sixth official, standing
still when it was screaming out for
him to tip Marciniak the wink.
The eyeballs were popping out of
the
sockets
of
Juve’s
players,
surrounding
the
official
and
demanding some answers.
He did not have them.
Neither
did
Tottenham
when
Higuain scored after 64 minutes,
beating Hugo Lloris after Sami
Khedira
touched
on
Stephan
Lichtsteiner’s accurate cross from
the right.
Spurs, wondering whether to stick
JUVENTUS’ second goal came
just 2min 49sec after their
first last night. The Italians
also netted with their first
two shots on target in the
match at Wembley.
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JUVENTUS 2
JUVENTUS
WIN 4-3 ON AGG
HIGUAIN 64; DYBALA 67
blown it
ITALIANS
SON SHINE . . . South Korean
star puts Spurs ahead before
they were put in the shade
MATCH STATS
TOTTENHAM
JUVENTUS
54%..............Possession..............46%
6/9........Shots on/off target ........3/5
8................Blocked shots ................1
6.....................Corners.....................1
20 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 12
3/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........4/0
’TONG NOT
IN GROOVE
or twist, were not given time to
work it all out. Juve scored again.
Dybala got it, with this clever
little so-and-so racing through on
goal when Ben Davies failed to
move up in time to catch him
offside.
Higuain played him in, given far
too much time to turn before
Dybala ran through to lift his effort
skilfully beyond Lloris.
Tottenham
chucked
players
forward, throwing bodies into the
box in an attempt to unsettle this
Juve defence.
They had put three past them
over two legs and one more would
have taken this into extra-time.
And they very nearly did, with
Kane hitting the inside of a post
9
when he met a cross from Davies
in injury time. With Buffon beaten,
Barzagli punted it clear.
Pochettino
urged
his
players
forward but Tottenham were almost
out of time.
Seconds later, they were out of
the Champions League.
Tweet @neilashton_
KANE
PAIN
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
TOTTENHAM: Lloris 5, Trippier 6, Sanchez 6, Vertonghen
6, Davies 6, Dembele 6, Dier 6 (Lamela 73, 6), Eriksen 6,
Dele 6 (Llorente 85, 6), Son 7, Kane 7. Subs not used:
Rose, Wanyama, Sissoko, Gazzaniga, Moura. Booked: Vertonghen, Dele, Dembele.
JUVENTUS: Buffon 7, Barzagli 6, Benatia 6 (Lichtsteiner 60,
6), STAR MAN CHIELLINI 7, Sandro 7, Khedira 7, Pjanic 6,
Matuidi 6 (Asamoah 59, 6), Dybala 7, Higuain 7 (Sturaro 83,
6), Costa 7. Subs not used: Marchisio, Szczesny, Rugani,
Bentancur. Booked: Sandro, Pjanic, Chiellini, Benatia.
(Ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
THE Italians have now beaten English
sides in Champions League games on
nine separate occasions. The only other
teams with more victories over English
opposition are Barcelona (23), Bayern
Munich (15) and Real Madrid (11).
63
1
34
BOSH . . . star connects
JUVENTUS should have had a first-half penalty
when Jan Vertonghen scythed down Douglas Costa.
Discussing the referee’s assistant, who was
behind the goal just yards away, TV pundit Rio
Ferdinand said: “What’s he watching? Seriously!”
SO CLOSE . . .
Kane’s header
beats Buffon
but bounces
off upright
2 BEATEN . . . effort hits post 3 AGONY . . . danger is cleared
JUVE knocked out an English team
in a two-legged European tie for
the first time in 34 years — since
beating Man United in the semi-final
of the 1983-84 Cup Winners’ Cup
semi-final.
OUCH . . . defender Barzagli
leaves his foot in on Son
ARRY
From Back Page
of Tottenham. They always
create many chances and
score so much.
“But, in the end, they
are missing something.
“We believe in history.
Also in Tuesday’s game
between Real Madrid and
Paris Saint-Germain, the
history and experience is
always important.
“We used skill, history
and experience to win.”
Tottenham were in the
driving seat after their
heroic comeback from 2-0
down in Turin.
And they looked set for
the Champions League
last eight when Son fired
them ahead.
But a stunning secondhalf salvo from Argentine
aces Higuain and Dybala
left them dead and buried.
Spurs boss Mauricio
Pochettino said: “I feel
proud of my players.
“In less than three
minutes we conceded two
goals
from
two
big
mistakes — and that is
why we are out.
“Cut those out and we
would have been praising
my players for going
through. It’s so unfair.”
Tottenham
had
23
efforts on goal, six of
them on target.
Juve’s goals in the 64th
and 67th minutes were
their first two on target.
Juve defender Andrea
Barzagli was also lucky to
get away with leaving his
foot in on Son while he
was on the deck.
Pochettino
described
himself in the build-up to
the game as “a dreamer”.
But he denied this
defeat was a nightmare.
He bristled: “Why a
nightmare?
“This is football. I am
still a dreamer.
“Of course I am very
disappointed.
“But when you compete
in the Champions League
with this type of club, you
can win or lose.”
Juventus
boss
Max
Allegri switched from a
back three to a back four
at the start of the second
half and it seemed to
throw Spurs’ gameplan.
Allegri said: “Yes, the
changes I made in the
second
half
made
a
difference.
“I felt there had been a
dip in the physicality of
Spurs’ players, so pushed
Alex
Sandro
further
forward
with
Kwadwo
Asamoah further back.”
NOW READ DAVE KIDD’S
BIG-MATCH VERDICT
SEE PAGES 60 AND 61
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Sun
un BASEL FAULTY
thesun.co.uk/sport
sport
Sport
t
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SPECIAL
WENGER’S
LAST LEGS
By MARK IRWIN
By KEN LAWRENCE
Manchester City..........1 Basel..........2
(Manchester City win 5-2 on aggregate)
PEP GUARDIOLA blamed his
players
for
show-boating rested stars — and came unstuck,
Gabriel Jesus’ goal.
their way to a first home despite
He said: “In the second half
defeat in 15 months.
we forgot to attack, we forgot
The
Manchester
City
boss
ARSENE WENGER admits the
Europa League tie with AC
Milan is his last chance of
saving Arsenal’s season.
His Gunners side are on
their worst run since 2002
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TOTTENHAM 1 JUVENTUS 2
JUVENTUS
WIN 4-3 ON AGG
AGONISING . . . Harry
Kane’s late header hits
the woodwork to leave
Spurs manager Poch
heartbroken (below)
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JUVE: WE KNEW
YOU’D BLOW IT
By PAUL JIGGINS
HARRY KANE agonisingly hit the post in
the dying seconds as Spurs’ European
dream was crushed at Wembley.
And Juventus star Giorgio Chiellini
twisted the knife by saying: We knew they
would cock it up in the end.
Two goals in three minutes from
Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala killed
off Spurs after Heung-Min Son’s opener.
Defender Chiellini said: “It’s the history
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Best Tenderstem Broccoli, 200g,
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Roast Potatoes, 450g,
down from
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Morrisons Yorkshire
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Gravy, 300g, is
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Mixed Vegetable
Layers was £2,
now £1.33
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Morrisons’
Broccoli
Florets, 250g,
now £1. Get
three for the
price of two on
some Tesco side dishes
including Four-Veg
Medley, £1.50.
CHECK out these sweet deals.
Waitrose New York Cheesecake
e wit
Salted Caramel was £4.50 now £3.
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Toffee Pudding, £3 until Sunday.
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esco Apple Crumble
£1 until Monday.
Roast chicken with lemon & garlic
served with Hasselback potatoes
(Serves six)
YOU NEED: 1kg potatoes,
medium sized; 2 garlic cloves,
crushed; 1 lemon, zest and
juice; 2 tbsp olive oil; 1 chicken,
extra large roast, approximately
2kg; 1 garlic bulb; 1 bunch
thyme; salt, pepper
TO MAKE: Preheat the oven to
180C fan/200C/Gas 6.
To make the hasselback
potatoes, cut slices along the
width of each potato at 4-5mm
intervals about two thirds of the
way into the flesh.
Place into a large bowl. Add
two cloves of crushed garlic,
grated lemon zest and juice and
olive oil. Season and mix well.
Reserve the juiced lemon.
For the roast chicken, place
the chicken into a large roasting
tin. Arrange the prepared
hasselback potatoes around the
chicken, cut sides up.
In the cavity of the chicken,
place the garlic bulb and
reserved juiced lemon.
Reserve 1 tablespoon of
thyme leaves and place the
remaining thyme sprigs into the
cavity.
Drizzle a little olive oil over the
chicken, scatter with the
reserved thyme leaves
es and
season with salt and pepper.
Roast in the preheated ove
ve
for 1 hour 30 minutes, basting
asting
the chicken and potatoes
oes at 3
minute intervals.
To test your chicken
en is coo
insert a skewer into
o the thicke
part of the bird
d and check the
juices are running clear.
Increase
ease cooking time if
necessary, removing the
cooked potatoes and keepin
eepin
warm.
Allow to rest for ten
en minute
before carving. Serve
e with
seasonal green vegetables.
egetables.
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MOTHER’S
DAY
TREAT MUM TO
SUNDAY ROAST
WITH ALL THE
TRIMMINGS
8-PAGE
SPECIAL
Afternoon
tea
Pop the kettle on and serve
your cuppa with some of
these scrumptious nibbles.
Morrisons The Best AllButter Sultana Scones are
just £1 for four.
Or serve Sainsbury’s
Taste The Difference
Sultana Scones, now £1.25,
saving 25p, with
Sainsbury’s Taste the
Difference Strawberry
Conserve, also £1.25,
saving 25p. Get two packs
of Morrisons Large
Chocolate Éclairs, two per
pack for £2.50 or £1.50
per pack.
Asda’s Love Heart
Crumpets are £1 for four.
Waitrose has 25 per cent
off its Lemon Drizzle Cake,
was £2.79 now £2.09.
The Co-op’s Mother’s
Day Bouquet Cake is a
showstopper, £6.
Spell it out with Asda’s
“Mum” Chocolate Cake
Cubes, £3.50.
Deals of
the week
YOUR money can get more for your mummy
this Mother’s Day. I’ve found the hottest
deals on the High Street to make her day
extra special.
l Prices correct at time of going to press
Discount codes
WANT to treat Mum to a lovely new look? Take 20 per cent off
your first order at fashion site little-mistress.com using code
WELCOME20.
Offer expires March 28.
SAVE: Average of £20
HELP Mum catch up on R’n’R
with a spa day, afternoon tea
or even an adrenalinepacked adventure. See
buyagift.com before March 11
to get 25 per cent off
experiences using code
MDaySun25
SAVE: Average of £25
IT’S a wrap – and a card and a deal on gifts. Claim 15 per cent
off orders at Clintons via vouchercloud.com. Ends March 11.
SAVE: Average of £7.50
Deals
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Meat
and
treat
Drinks
MAKE Mother’s Day go with a
“Pop!” with these deals on bubbly.
Save £3 on Maschio Prosecco,
now £6 at Morrisons.
Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference
Crémant De Loire is
down to
£9 from £11.
Mumm’s the world
with an £8 saving on
Mumm
Cordon
Rouge
Champagne Brut NV,
now £22 at Sainsbury’s.
Inviting
a
crowd? Buy a
magnum of San
Leo Prosecco at
Waitrose
for
£16.49,
down
from £21.99.
Maple roasted
roots
(Serves eight)
YOU NEED: 800g carrots; 800g parsnips;
300g shallots; 3 tbsp maple syrup; 3 tbsp
sunflower oil; 1 pinch ground cloves; 1
thyme sprig.
TO MAKE: Heat the oven to 200C/ 180C
fan/ Gas 6. Place the vegetables in a large
mixing bowl.
Drizzle the maple syrup and sunflower
oil over the vegetables, then sprinkle
with ground cloves and season to taste.
Toss together and transfer to a large
roasting tin.
Roast for 40 minutes, turning the
vegetables halfway through. Just before
serving, scatter with the thyme.
lRecipes from morrisons.com
Think pink with a third off San
Leo Rosato until March 20, down
from £10.49 to £6.99 at Waitrose.
Asda
has
Yellow
Label
Prosecco for £5 a bottle.
Co-op’s
Les Pionniers
Rose
Champagne
is
£21.99.
Mum not a
boozer? Enjoy
fizz minus the
alcohol with
Morrisons’
The
Best
Sparkling
Raspberry
or Sicilian
Lemonade,
750ml,
£1.44.
THIS offer is perfectly timed
for Mother’s Day – and
there’s no need to watch
your budget. Seksy Ladies’
4861 Mirage Gold
Plated Watch, was
£89.99 now £29.99 at
argos.co.uk
SAVE: £60
LET mum have a lovely lie-in
surrounded by colourful
cosiness. This Butterfly
Home by Matthew
Williamson Multicoloured
“Jungle” king-size bedding
set was £82 now £24.60 at
Debenhams.com
SAVE: £57.40
A spot of pampering will
leave Mum’s lovely locks
sleek and neat. So get her
Glamoriser Touch Control
GLA023 Hair Straighteners.
They were £99.99 now
£39.99 at currys.co.uk
SAVE: £60
Total savings: £229.90
Don’t miss
The Mrs
Crunch Lunch
in the
every week
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GIFTS WE WOULD LOVE
OUR
marvellous
mums
always go the extra mile.
But what does she really
want for Mother’s Day? Gifts, a
lie-in or simply some time to
herself?
We asked three YouTube
mummies to share their own
Mother’s Day wishlists –
and perhaps inspire
some very special giftgiving.
Nilly Dahlia, right,
who blogs at nillydahlia.com, wants:
1.
No
“mum
duties” for the day, including
cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and vacuuming.
2. Yves Saint Laurent Black
Opium Eau De Parfum, “to
hide stale breast-milk smell”.
3. A book that reminds the
kids of their mum, which she
can pick up again and
again with a smile.
Lara Jarvis, of youtube.com/larajoannajarvis, wants:
1. A relaxing spa day
or shopping trip
with her own
mum, free of the kids for a
couple of hours.
2. A handmade card
written
by
her
little boy, who has just
learned to write.
3. A bunch of tulips.
Amy Maxine, right, of
youtube.com/user/amymaxinetv, fancies:
1. A day or two of uninterrupted sleep to make
up for the early mornings.
2. Vegan 100 cookbook.
3. A homeware shopping
spree.
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GIVE your mum the gift of feeling
beautiful this Mother’s Day.
There are some great bargains
on pampering at spas. And
even better – you can go too.
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Check out these offers, then
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Here are some of the deals
available at the moment.
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START HER DAY IN STYLE
GET Mother’s Day off to
a great beginning with a
bespoke breakfast for
Mum.
She may not be staying
in a posh hotel, but you
can still give her a VIP
start to the day.
Wake her up with one of
these thoughtful ideas.
Sizzling start
If a traditional breakfast is a
winner with your mum, try
these tasty deals:
Save 50p on Sainsbury’s
Taste
the
Difference
Pork
Sausages, 400g, now £2.
Iceland has a special breakfast
deal going for this weekend.
Until Monday, you can get two
packs of luxury sausages or
bacon, a loaf of luxury bread as
well as British free-range eggs, all
for £5, in celebration of Mother’s Day.
Go continental
Most mums love a French-style
breakfast. Serve with a smoothie for
a fruity kick.
Morrisons The Best All-Butter
Croissants, four-pack, is down to
£1.75 from £2.14.
Cook
Tesco
Pain
au
Chocolat or Pain au Raisins
from frozen, £2 for a bag of four
or buy two bags for £3.
Morrisons The Best Alphonso
Mango & Lime Smoothie, £2.50.
Flipping good start
If she’s a fan of pancakes,
you can’t do batter than
these buys:
Waitrose eight buttermilk pancakes, £2
Morrisons The Best
Maple Pancakes, four per
pack, £1.
Buttermilk
(Serves four)
YOU NEED: 100g strawberries, hulled and
halved; 100g raspberries; 100g
blueberries; 4 tbsp maple syrup; 150g
plain flour; ½ tsp baking powder; 3 eggs;
2 tbsp sunflower oil, for cooking;
100ml buttermilk.
TO MAKE: Place the fruit and 3 tbsp
maple syrup in a saucepan and heat
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For a berry good day
Serve up the following with your
pancakes, or with a dollop of delicious
Greek yoghurt:
Save a third on Waitrose Berry Medley,
now £2 until Tuesday.
Morrisons Strawberries, 350g, are £2.
Save 70p on Liberte 0% Fat Greek Style
Yoghurt with Honey at Tesco, £1.50 until
Tuesday.
Buy three 450g pots of Arla Skyr
Icelandic Natural Yoghurt for £3 or
£1.80 each at Tesco until Tuesday.
Get cracking
Eggs are a brilliant breakfast staple,
delicious boiled, poached, fried or
scrambled. Serve them with hot,
buttered toast and some delicious
smoked salmon.
Tesco Medium Free Range Eggs
are 89p for six.
Waitrose mild and delicate
Scottish smoked salmon is £4.99
each or 2 for £7.
Pancakes served with Red Fruits
gently for five minutes. Remove from the
heat and set aside. Sift the flour, baking
powder and a pinch of salt into a mixing
bowl and make a well in the centre.
Whisk the buttermilk and eggs in a
separate bowl and pour into the well,
along with 1 tbsp syrup.
Whisk until the mixture is the
consistency of a smooth cream. Heat a
little oil in a heavy-based pan over a
This week at
Morrisons
celebrate
British Pie
Week with
a freshly
made in
store Chunky
Steak Pie,
50p each.
medium heat and drop tablespoonfuls of
the mixture into the hot pan.
Cook for 2 minutes then flip over with a
palette knife or spatula and cook the other
side for 1-2 minutes, until golden. Keep the
pancakes warm while you cook the rest.
To serve, stack up a few pancakes on
each serving plate, and top with a spoonful
of the fruit. Serve warm.
l Recipe from morrisons.com.
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