Sun 25P THE Wednesday, April 11, 2018 FOR A GREATER BRITAIN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER-FINAL MAN CITY....1 LIVERPOOL....2 CITY MOWN DOWN SEE SUNSPORT Liverpool win 5-1 on aggregate LESS THAN THE DAILY MIRROR 50p thesun.co.uk Call for a 20% tax on meat By STEVE HAWKES SHOPPERS should be forced to pay 20 per cent more for red meat, says a leading nutrition expert. Oxford professor Rev Mike Rayner, who recommended the sugar tax, was called a crank over his call for VAT on steak and burgers. Full Story — Page Eight ROYAL WEDDING SHOCK K HARRY & MEGHAN SNUB PM Politicians banned from big day Mrs May . . not on guest list By EMILY ANDREWS Royal Correspondent PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have barred politicians from their wedding — meaning even PM Theresa May will not be there. Only close pals of Harry, 32, and his 36-year-old bride have made the guest list for the ceremony at Windsor Castle next month. Harry had planned to invite Continued on Page Four Service . . . Harry and Meghan 2 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2GM POISED TO STRIKE SYRIA UK READY TO KICK ASSAD Allies . . . Blair and Clinton Blair: Go in with no MPs’ vote By STEVE HAWKES and HUGO GYE FORMER PM Tony Blair yesterday urged Theresa May to join the US in bombing Syria without debating it in Parliament. He said there was no need for her to ask MPs as reprisals were likely to be “air action rather than ground force action”. It came as a bitter split emerged between Tories over seeking permission. Both former Attorney General Dominic Grieve and ex-Foreign Secretary Lord Hague backed the limited use of force. But MP Bob Seely said denying debate “will be seized on by our enemies”. MPs return from their Easter break on Monday. They backed air strikes against IS in both Iraq and Syria two years ago. But in 2013 then-PM David Cameron’s plan to bomb Assad after a chemical attack was rejected. Mr Blair was in Belfast with Bill Clinton to mark 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement — called a “work of genius” by the ex-US president. The Sun Says — Page Ten Strike threat . . jet at RAF Akrotiri and, below, Assad lMay’s calls to Trump & Macron RAF bombers were last night on standby to strike Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad. Major activity was reported at Britain’s Tornado base in Cyprus. It came as Theresa May rang US president Donald Trump to discuss how to reply to the suspected chemical attack in Douma. No 10 said: “They agreed to ensure those responsible were lRAF activity at Cyprus base By STEVE HAWKES Deputy Political Editor held to account.” Mrs May also held phone talks with France’s Emmanuel Macron. Military chiefs have been instructed to draw up options for a joint strike. Eight GR4 Tornado jets based at Cyprus’s RAF Akrotiri could be used. Mrs May held a meeting with ministers and security chiefs yesterday and another is scheduled today. Mr Trump has cancelled planned trips to oversee the US response. The USS Donald Cook missile destroyer was yesterday sailing towards Syria. Speaking on a visit to Cambridge yesterday, Mrs May said the chemical attack showed a “vicious disregard for human life”. But sources last night accused her of trying to delay Mr Trump after Downing Street said Assad’s guilt was not yet confirmed. One senior Tory said the RIP-OFF ON TAPS FURY Home-teach kids facing fines blitz PARENTS who take children out of class to home-school them could face fines in a new crackdown. The Department for Education is proposing such kids are registered. If parents do not, they could face penalties. Schools could be hit too. BIG Ben is seen hands-free for the first time. The hands were taken down from the Elizabeth Tower at the Palace of Westminster as part of its £61million refit. It was hoped one working clock face would stay visible during the refurbishment. Big Ben and the other bells in the famous tower have been silenced during four years of works. War on crooks’ dark web guns AMBER Rudd will today launch a blitz on “dark web” gun sales. The Home Secretary is to pledge £9million to ensure all police forces have a cyber crime unit. She will slam criminals who “exploit the anonymity of the dark web”. ABERDEEN GLASGOW 10 BELFAST 10 DUBLIN ENVIRONMENT Secretary Michael Gove was last night urged by water regulators to help them tackle industry rip-off bills and fatcat pay. Ofwat’s Jonson Cox wrote to him: “The behaviour of some companies has diminished trust. “We’ve been striving to get the sector back in balance . . . we may need your support and new powers.” Average £395 yearly bills are up 65 per cent in a decade. Mr Gove last month said some firms ducked tax, overpaid chiefs and under-invested. The Department for Environment said yesterday: “It’s vital concerns over poor practice are addressed.” EVENS 11 EDINBURGH 6 NEWCASTLE LEEDS LIVERPOOL MANCHESTER 11 NORWICH BIRMINGHAM CARDIFF 10 13 PLYMOUTH 14 BRISTOL 9 14 SOUTHAMPTON 10 LONDON TODAY: Showers across England and Wales but mostly dry in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Brighter later, with some sunshine in the South West and northwestern Scotland. TONIGHT: Mostly dry but overcast, with areas of mist. Patchy light rain and drizzle will linger in Wales. Some showers in central and eastern England. OUTLOOK: Cloudy tomorrow, with early showers for much of central Britain gradually clearing. Unsettled again on Friday, as easterly winds bring rain to northern England and Scotland. THU 12˚ Put any number from 1 to 9 in the squares, so each row and column equal totals in circles. Digits cannot be repeated in a row or column, and only even numbers can go in shaded squares. 15 FRI 14˚ 18 27 SAT 15˚ 30 14 27 22 PM “should be all over this, and leading from the front”. At least 40 people are said to have died in Douma. Last night Moscow vetoed a UN proposal for an independent inspector to investigate Syria’s alleged chemical attacks. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: “Russia is holding the Syrian people to political ransom.” Moscow was accused of jamming Syrian airspace to protect Assad. email@example.com 27 PUZZLES: PAGE 41 ‘Hostile’ . . Mr Corbyn Israelis in ‘anti-Jew Jez’ blast By LYNN DAVIDSON JEREMY Corbyn was branded “hostile” to Jews last night by Israel’s Labour Party as it officially cut all ties with him. The rebuff came as ex-BNP chief Nick Griffin endorsed the Labour leader for not blaming Syria’s President Assad over the recent gas attack. He wrote online: “If he sticks to his guns then for first time in my life I will vote Labour.” In the ongoing row over anti-Semitism, Israeli Labour chief Avi Gabbay wrote to Mr Corbyn pointing out the two parties’ long-standing ties. He wrote about the “hostility you have shown to the Jewish community and the anti-Semitic statements and actions you have allowed” and Mr Corbyn’s “very public hatred” of the Israeli state. Mr Corbyn said the Israeli party should have done him the “courtesy” of speaking to him about the issue first. CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS THE Sun aims to have the highest standards. Let us know if we make mistakes. The Sun is a founding member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation. To complain to us about the code it enforces, go to www.thesun.co.uk/ipso. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Sun Ombudsman, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. £70m for stadium THERESA May will today pledge £70million to transform Birmingham’s athletics stadium into a world-class venue. The cash will increase Alexander Stadium’s capacity from 12,700 to 40,000 ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. But critics point out the investment is about double the spending on tackling violent crime or helping rough sleepers. We pay for your stories We are always after good stories – and we pay big money for them every day. Call our newsdesk and we’ll call you straight back. Call: 020 7782 4100 or our Manchester office on: 0161 9355351 WhatsApp: 0742 372 0250 email: email@example.com or our Manchester office on: firstname.lastname@example.org Today’s birthdays SUN columnist JEREMY CLARKSON, 58, left, and singers JOSS STONE, 31, right, and CERYS MATTHEWS, 49. l Last night’s Health Lottery numbers: 4, 5, 12, 19, 40. Bonus No: 26. Last night’s winning EuroMillions numbers: 14, 27, 39, 46, 48. Lucky Stars: 11, 12. 1GM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ................ SHOWING SOME MIRCEA PINKY BLINDER 2 By STUART PINK (Yes... really!) WELL, mercy me! US actress Mircea Monroe reveals something extra in her pink lingerie. The Episodes star, 36, is dating 6ft 7in British comic Stephen Merchant, 43, right, best known as Ricky Gervais’ agent in the sitcom Extras. Mircea appears in Episodes alongside Matt LeBlanc, 50, and Stephen Mangan, 49. Episode . . . with Mangan and Matt CHOC SHOCK Picture: BRIE CHILDERS/CHILLI MEDIA HAVE A BREAK.. HAVE A BUST IN BRITAIN HOW TO ENTER PINKY BLINDER 1 By DANIEL JONES, Consumer Editor A PINK KitKat made from ruby chocolate has been launched. It is the first mainstream bar to use the new choc, which tastes of berries. The KitKat keeps its four, crispy wafer bars and costs 85p, 25p more than usual. Its distinctive red chocolate was developed from the ruby cocoa bean by Belgian and French experts, and is the first new flavour since white chocolate in the 1930s. Despite it tasting of berries, there are no fruit extracts. Manufacturer Nestlé said: “It’s a really big deal for KitKat fans.” The classic snack was launched by Rowntree’s in the 1930s and later had the famous slogan, “Have a break, have a KitKat”. Previous experimental flavours include lemon drizzle. Pink KitKats will be sold at Tesco from Monday. email@example.com Choc tactics . . . new pink KitKat DIPPY FOR FONDUE ENTER our Bust in Britain contest and you could win £5,000 and take part in a professional photoshoot in Ibiza. Full terms and conditions are at thesun.co.uk/bustinbritain. CLASSIC 1970s dish fondue is booming again, with sales tripling in two years — and it is due to nostalgia and comfort eating, a psychologist has said. The sets, where long forks are used to dip bread into molten cheese over a portable stove, fit with the “growing trend” for sharing plates enjoyed by sociable Brits, according to Oxford Professor Charles Spence. 3 4 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 JEZ MP: LABOUR BREXIT ‘B*****KS’ JEREMY Corbyn suffered fresh humiliation yesterday when a senior Labour frontbencher described the party’s Brexit strategy as “b*****ks”. The leader was forced to defend Shadow Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner, who was taped ridiculing the “six tests” Labour will use to judge the Government’s final deal. In the recording, he declared there was no way Britain would enjoy the same benefits on leaving the EU. He said: “Let’s just take one test — the exact same benefits. B******s.” It comes after he had to apologise for saying the Good Under fire . . . Gardiner By LYNN DAVIDSON Friday Agreement’s importance had been “played up” in Brexit talks. Mr Corbyn claimed Mr Gardiner did not denounce the party’s Brexit policies but former Shadow Chancellor Chris Leslie said Mr Gardiner’s behaviour was an embarrassment. Pro-EU MP Ian Murray said his choice to “trash Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit policy” exposed fault lines in Labour’s approach. Tory Brexit minister Steve Baker blasted last night: “If Labour’s own top team think Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit policy is rubbish, what confidence in him are the public meant to have?” 1GM SL Tax ‘key to deal’ BRITAIN will get a trade deal with the EU only if it matches Brussels on tax rates, Michel Barnier has warned. It was among a string of conditions spelt out by the bloc’s chief negotiator yesterday. He said there was “a huge risk” member states would reject any deal without assurances about tax, state aid and competition rules. “We need to be very careful,” he added. Brussels fears Britain will rip up tax rules to give its companies an unfair advantage. MEGHAN Guest . . . Mrs Thatcher at Prince Andrew service NO PM AT WEDDING Continued from Page One in the presence of numerous heads former US president Barack Obama of government. Many foreign royals have also and his wife Michelle, who have been left off the guest list. In become good friends. second-born Prince But as The Sun revealed in contrast, December, the Government urged Andrew had a host of royals and the prince not to ask them in case Commonwealth heads at his wedit upset America’s current leader ding to Sarah Ferguson in 1986. Then-PM Margaret Thatcher was Donald Trump. Senior Foreign Office and No10 also there, as was Nancy Reagan, officials were worried that inviting wife of then-US president Ronald. Harry and Meghan’s the Obamas but not Mr guest list was drawn Trump would be seen up by Buckingham Palas a national snub and ace and Kensington make it impossible for Palace rather than the Mrs May to engage Department of Culture, with the White House. Media and Sport, A royal source said: which presides over “President and Mrs Obama are not coming national events such as to the wedding, but the state funerals. couples look forward If any politician is to seeing each other invited, it will be down soon. to their personal rela“This will be every tionship with Meghan inch a royal wedding, or Harry, not because but those invited all of their position. have existing relationIt is thought Canaships with one or both dian PM Justin Trudeau of the couple.” The and his wife Sophie source was at pains to Canada’s Justin Trudeau Grégoire Trudeau are point out that, since on the list as personal Harry is only fifth in line to the friends of Meghan, but Kensington throne, he was not obliged to invite Palace refused to comment. any politicians or Heads of State. An official Palace spokesman They also said the wedding venue said: “It has been decided that an — St George’s Chapel in the Wind- official list of political leaders is sor Castle grounds — is signifi- not required for the wedding. cantly smaller than Westminster “Her Majesty’s Government was Abbey, where Harry’s brother Prince consulted on this decision, which William wed Kate Middleton in 2011 was taken by The Royal Household.” GOING NOT GOING Mr Trump and Harry’s pal Obama 1GM SL Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... & HARRY CHOOSE GUESTS AMY WRIGHT Volunteer social enterprise worker has wedding invite By EMILY ANDREWS Royal Correspondent WORTHY winners last night celebrated gaining a “golden ticket” to watch the Royal Wedding. People selected to stand outside St George’s Chapel as Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle were revealed yesterday. Schoolgirl Amelia Thompson, who was caught up in last year’s Manchester terror attack, said she was “speechless” when she saw the message inviting her. The 12-year-old, of Dronfield Woodhouse, near Sheffield, has been recovering from trauma after witnessing the aftermath of the bombing at Manchester Arena. She can take a guest and plans to give that ticket to Sharon Goodman, whose granddaughter Olivia Campbell-Hardy, 15 died in the attack. Zoe Arundell, 20, will be lucky enough to see Harry and Meghan for a second time. She met the couple during a recent visit to Cardiff Castle. Zoe, of Penygraig, South Wales, said Harry called her “a role model” for her work with the Valley Kids charity which helps disadvantaged children and families. REUBEN LITHERLAND TESSA HINCE, HAYLEY ASH ROSIE GINDAY PAMELA ANOMNEZE Excited 14-year-old with his mum Jacinta, from Derby Caring pair run Christmas lunch for local community Set up social enterprise and baking business in Midlands Mum uses art to help folk with mental health issues We’ve got a golden ticket ‘I received invite and thought it was prank’ She will take her 62-year-old grandmother Pat Churches, who “loves the royals”. Kensington Palace announced last month that 1,200 members of the public would be among those allowed into the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19. The lucky group were nominated by the nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices. Harry and Meghan — who starred in TV series Suits — asked for those picked to come from a range of backgrounds and ages. This included people who have shown strong leadership and those who have served communities. Pamela Anomneze, who uses art to help people with mental health issues, said she felt “excited and overwhelmed” to be chosen. She added: “I got an email informing me, and I thought it was an April Fool's prank.” The mum of three described the honour as “truly unbelievable”. Pamela, 52, of Haringey, North London, will take her 15-year-old son Jude Anomneze-Collins. She explained: “He used to watch Suits. When I came home and informed him of the invite he was down on his knees begging to go. He said, ‘Oh Mum, just to get a glimpse of Meghan Markle!’” Also attending will be Reuben Litherland, 14, a deaf pupil who started sign language classes at his school, Saint Benedict Catholic Academy in Derby. Mum Jacinta, who will accompany him, said: “He’s very excited.” She said she was very proud of her son’s achievements, which include campaigning for deaffriendly cinema screenings. Entrepreneur Rosie Ginday, 34, AMELIA THOMPSON Youngster, 12, is pictured with her proud mum Lisa ZOE ARUNDELL Youngster met Harry and Meghan on visit to castle who set up the social enterprise and baking business Miss Macaroon in Birmingham, was “delighted” to get an invitation. She impressed Harry and Meghan with some of her trainees’ macaroons during their visit to the city in March. Invitations also went to Tessa Hince and Hayley Ash, both 32, who have been running the successful Christmas community lunch in Shipston-on-Stour, Warks. A schoolgirl born with one leg who became a charity ambassador and mental health champion was rewarded with a ticket. Jorja Furze, 12, of Isleham, Cambs, said: “I’d been told my name had been mentioned to people about the wedding, but I didn’t think I’d get close to it.” Volunteer social enterprise worker Amy Wright, 26, will also share the big day experience. She chairs the board of directors for The Usual Place cafe in Dumfries, which provides training opportunities for young adults with additional support needs. A total of 2,640 people will stand outside the chapel. Others will include members of the couple’s charities, local schoolkids and members of the Royal Household and Crown Estate. firstname.lastname@example.org BONNET PRINCE CHARLIE: SEE PAGE 26 JORJA FURZE Charity ambassador and mental health champion 5 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... POISONED RUSSIAN IN SAFE HOUSE YULIA UNDER ARMED GUARD Whisked away by spooks as dad improves Assassination bid . . . Yulia with her father Sergei Sanction hurts for Mr Metal By TRACEY BOLES EXCLUSIVE by MIKE SULLIVAN and ALEX WEST POISONED Russian spy Sergei Skripal’s daughter was last night under armed guard to avoid another assassination bid, The Sun can reveal. Yulia, 33, is out of hospital after recovering from last month’s poisoning. She was yesterday whisked away to an “off the grid” location — understood to be a wellprotected military base. It came as Russia insisted attempts by Britain to secretly resettle the Skripals would be treated as “abduction”. Ex-double agent Sergei, 66, was yesterday still in hospital but “making good progress” after the Novichok chemical attack in Salisbury, Wilts. A source said of Yulia: “She is in hospital on a military base for her own protection and to monitor her health. “The effects of this nerve gas are unknown and could resurrect themselves at any point.” It is hoped Yulia will now be able to provide clues to her would-be assassin. But a friend of the Skripals, who did not want to be named, said: “They will never catch the killer, he’s probably back in Moscow drinking vodka.” Sergei and Yulia underwent round-the-clock treatment at Salisbury District Hospital after collapsing on a park bench. Dr Christine Blanchard said: “Both have responded exceptionally well. But equally, both patients are at different stages in their recovery. “I want to take this opportunity to wish Yulia well. This is not the end of her treatment, but a significant milestone. “Her father has also made good progress. Although he is recovering more slowly, we hope he too will be able to leave hospital in due course.” Sergei’s best pal Ross Cassidy, 61, who collected Yulia from Heathrow the day before they were targeted, said: “We’re delighted at the news.” Meanwhile London’s Russian Embassy accused the British Government of an “abduction”. Officials said on social media: “Secret resettlement of Mr and Ms Skripal, barred from contact with their family, will be seen as an abduction.” The Bishop of Salisbury will hold a service of cleansing and celebration this Sunday for the victims of the attack. email@example.com Informant’s ‘fear for life’ TOUGH US sanctions have plunged Russia’s metals industry into crisis. On Friday, Washington banned US firms from dealing with controversial oligarch DeriOleg paska’s metals empire. His United Co Rusal, the world’s second biggest aluminium producer, lost half its Ban . . . Oleg value on the Kong Hong stock exchange. A source economic said: “This is murder of the company.” Out of hospital . . . victim Yulia Skripal FUNFAIR RIDE FALL A FUNFAIR reveller was badly injured when she was hurled from a roller coaster ride on to railings last night. The woman was seen flying through the air at the Funderpark event soon after 8pm. One mum, whose family were at the fair in Yiewsley, West London, told The Sun: “Someone’s 7 fallen out of a ride. She’s flown over my brother’s head into the railings.” The mum said her daughter and pals had earlier been uneasy on the rides. She said: “The bars were clicking as though they might come off.” Police said the victim was seriously hurt and were awaiting an update on her condition. Sun A ROBED monk known only as Penis Baba appears to pull a car 100ft using his willy in footage filmed in Harpur, India. SPOT A RUSSIAN money-laundering whistleblower who collapsed and died while jogging had avoided returning to his homeland as he “feared for his life”, an inquest heard yesterday. Alexander Perepilichnyy, 44, was being pursued for millions in Russia, including by a firm with links to Alexander Litvinenko’s alleged killer, it was said. He died in 2012 near his home in Weybridge, Surrey. Earlier claims that a plant-based poison was in his stomach after he ate sorrel soup were disputed. Old Bailey inquest continues. GRAN KILLER CAGED A DRUG addict burglar who raped and murdered an 80-year-old great-grandmother has been jailed for life. Charles Stapleton, 52, bludgeoned neighbour Teresa Wishart in the home where she had lived for 50 years. He stole her gold earrings and watch and cut off her wedding ring before pawning it in two halves for just £110. Jailing him for at least 31 years, Judge Clement Goldstone QC said his crimes were “sheer wickedness and inhuman”. Stapleton, from Kirkby, Merseyside, admitted murder and rape. His victim’s daughter Justine Cavan told Liverpool crown court: “He is worthless.” 8 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM WAR ON AFFORDABLE FOOD Clean up crime . . . lad Suds law as a yob gets mop EXCLUSIVE by RICHARD MORIARTY A YOB was made to clean a cop car with a mop and bucket as a penalty for throwing stones at motorists in rush hour. Police gave victims the option of prosecuting the hoodie or deciding on another punishment. One suggested he clean the car and publicly vow not to offend again. Cops said: “The offender apologised in front of his distraught and embarrassed mother then got out his bucket and mop.” They later released a picture of the lad cleaning, but covered his face with a crying emoji. Locals were split over the punishment in Brierfield, Lancs. Simon Rushton claimed it would do “more good than a slap on the wrist from the courts”. But John McLoughlin said: “If the parents were fined he would be at the end of some more justice.” Mum kill kids’ find A MAN who stabbed his wife to death and left their young sons to find her body has been jailed. Andrew Tavener, 45, attacked Claire, 27, when their marriage collapsed. He was arrested after trying to kill himself in Nailsea, Somerset. Tree surgeon Tavener was jailed for life at Bristol crown court. A BOT WORRIED A third of workers fear robots will take their jobs within ten years, a survey for the firm ADP found. A 20% MEAT TAX.. FOR GOD’S STEAK! By STEVE HAWKES Deputy Political Editor A FOOD expert was under fire last night after calling for a tax on meat. The Rev Mike Rayner, an Oxford professor who once said God called on him to back a sugar tax, wants VAT levied on favourites such as steak, bangers and pies. He said it will help to save the planet as well as improving the nation’s diet. But the Rev calls for levy Church minister, one of nine experts hired by the NHS last year to assess the soft drinks levy, sparked claims nanny state lobbyists were on an “endless slope of lifestyle regulation”. Chris Snowdon, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: “They’re now teaming up with the vegetarians and eco-warriors to make meat more expensive. Fizzy drinks today, sausages tomorrow. It’s high time the Government recognised these people for the cranks they are and gave them the cold shoulder.” The row blew up days after The Sun launched a Hands Off Our Grub campaign in the wake of the controversial sugar tax. Meat and their prod- Calling . . . Prof Rayner ucts are mostly exempt from VAT. But Prof Rayner said: “I would like to see a tax on red meat and meat products. “The easiest way would be VAT. We need incentives to cut down on meat and dairy consumption.” Livestock farming causes 15 per cent of greenhouse emissions and meat taxes are in the pipeline elsewhere in Europe. Prof Rayner said it would take years for a tax here but added: “It will come.” steve.hawkes@ the-sun.co.uk The Sun Says — Page 10 IT’S DILUTE ROBBERY TV BAN ON ADS JUNK food ads could be banned from social media and TV shows such as X Factor in a Tory U-turn. Culture Secretary Matt Hancock was said to be backing the plans. Downing Street originally blocked calls for a ban in August 2016, with spin-doctors claiming to have saved Frosties character Tony the Tiger. prea say Labour watershed ban would cut g seein the number of kids the ads by 82 per cent. WAS WAS WAS £3.75 NOW £3.75 9.9g WAS NOW 4.6g NOW £1.88 WAS 11g WAS £3.50 NOW £3.50 WAS 9.1g NOW 4.7g NOW 7g 7.6g NOW NOW 5.9g WAS £1.50 WAS 5.9g £1.50 NOW £2.08 7.6g WAS 7.1g NOW NOW WERE £1.20 NOW £2.28 WAS 11g NOW WAS 7.2g 7.2g EXCLUSIVE by DANIEL JONES 7.1g 11g WAS £1.50 NOW £1.50 WAS 8.7g NOW 4.5g SOME bottles of squash have almost doubled in price due to the sugar tax. Sainsbury’s one-litre High Juice drinks soared from £1.20 to £2.28 because the levy is applied after the concentrate is diluted. That means customers pay the tax five times over on squash since one part is mixed with four parts water. The rise of £1.08 consists of the 90p sugar tax and the rest is VAT. The levy is far higher compared with the same volume of other taxable drinks such as Coke and 7Up. Four of Sainsbury’s regular High Juice flavours — orange, summer fruits, blackcurrant, and apple and mango — have been hit. Ben Harris, of People Against Sugar Tax, said: “It’s ridiculous. It’s not what the sugar tax was advertised as.” Under the levy, shoppers must pay an extra 24p per litre for drinks with 8g or more sugar per 100ml or 18p per litre for those with 5g to 8g. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... BATTLE AT HERO OAP’S HOME Vincent’s family put up flowers Shrine is torn down by locals Relatives put flowers back Lone star . . . Dec Dec solo host for BGT live displays By HOWELL DAVIES Bizarre Reporter DECLAN Donnelly will host Britain’s Got Talent’s live shows solo, ITV confirmed last night. The channel said the move would be while Ant McPartlin, 42, “steps down from his TV commitments for now”. It added: “We send Ant all our love. And we know that Dec will do a brilliant job.” The Geordie duo filmed BGT auditions before Ant’s drink-drive arrest in Richmond, South West London, last month. Dec, 42, later fronted the final two episodes of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway alone. He will present BGT’s live shows from Hammersmith Apollo, West London. They are aired next month but the rest of the show is back on TV this Saturday. Ant, currently in rehab, may also miss I’m A Celebrity in November. Westbrook . . . pal row TV Danni arrest ‘for threats in cop quiz’ By AMANDA DEVLIN and ISSY SAMPSON DANNIELLA Westbrook was held yesterday on suspicion of threatening a witness in a police probe. The ex-EastEnder’s arrest comes after The Sun last week told how cops wanted to quiz her over a £10,000 row with a pal. Danniella, 44, allegedly took cash from the woman, did not repay it — then tried to wreck her business on social media. She was held in Essex and quizzed in Hatfield, Herts. The star allegedly ignored four requests since January to voluntarily go to a station. Police said yesterday: “A 44-year-old woman wanted over allegations of malicious communication and witness intimidation was arrested.” An insider said last week of the row: “It turned nasty. This woman considered her a friend and paid for a lot of things for her.” lLocals destroy burglar shrine 3 times lCrook’s family: Say sorry for killing WARS OF THE POSIES Local called Mike takes down flowers and tramples them Vincent’s family return to shrine for third time By ALEX DIAZ BATTLE lines were drawn last night over a sickening shrine to the intruder killed in a botched burglary at a pensioner’s home. Family and friends of Henry Vincent had put up flowers in tribute to the career criminal on a fence opposite the home of Richard Osborn-Brooks. But they had to come back to rebuild it after the blooms, cards and balloons were cut down three times by locals and others angry at the “disrespectful” memorial. Members of Vincent’s traveller community have branded Richard, 78 — who was protecting his vulnerable wife when he stabbed Vincent — a murderer and demanded he apologise. The OAP was cleared of any wrongdoing by police after a public outcry. The row led to fears of violence, and mounted cops patrolled the street in Cops . . yesterda y Hither Green, South East London, yesterday. Police also stood guard outside Richard’s boarded-up home, which he and 76-yearold wife Maureen have been too afraid to return to after death threats against him. Vincent’s aunt was one of the first to put up flowers to the dad of three, 37, on Monday. She said Richard had “no remorse” and should say sorry. The flowers were torn down that night, then a second time yesterday afternoon. A local called Mike stamped on them, raging: “They want to rub it in Richard’s nose? That ain’t happening round our way.” Vincent’s relatives later came back and begged for the flowers to be left up for a week. But last night the shrine was removed for a third time — by a hooded man who said he had driven from Hammersmith 15 miles away because he found it “distasteful”. firstname.lastname@example.org Shrine is removed yet again by a hooded man Hiding . . . Richard — and Vincent, right 9 2GM ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Sun THE SAYS Syria’s spectre WE can’t let the memories of Iraq paralyse our foreign policy for ever. The Blair Government unquestionably made monumental mistakes. At home, ludicrous “45-minute” WMD claims destroyed the public’s trust in the intelligence services. And in Iraq, our failure to plan for what came after Saddam Hussein left a vacuum that would, eventually, be filled in part by IS. When Parliament voted against strikes on Syria in 2013, on the back of Ed Miliband’s disgraceful turncoat act, it was the fear of another Iraq that swung the vote. But our interventions in Kosovo and Sierra Leone saved countless lives. And we acted then because our values — of human rights, of the rule of law, of decency — were at stake. As ex-Forces MP Johnny Mercer said on this page yesterday, we can’t stand idly by when innocent children are dying on the cold, hard floor of a Syrian hospital. That might not necessarily mean a traditional military strike, though if an international coalition were formed and firm intelligence suggested that targeted, limited action would destroy Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapon stocks, this newspaper would support Britain’s involvement. Cyber-attacks could well be just as effective. Either way, waiting for the UN to solve this crisis is a fantasy. Russia has been vetoing resolutions condemning Syria for years. They did so again last night. We mustn’t be scared of standing up for what’s right. Gas mark-up THE Government has politely described British Gas’s price hike as “unjustified”. We can think of a few other words for it, but we can’t print most of them. What makes it all the more galling is that their costs have actually fallen over the past year. Last year, we congratulated British Gas for promising to dump rip-off Standard Variable Tariffs after our campaign. We didn’t expect them to squeeze their most loyal customers for every last penny before they do. We’d urge our readers to start shopping around. More tax vicar? The self-appointed High Priest of the Nanny State, the Reverend Mike Rayner, is at it again. He previously claimed that God told him to support a sugar tax. Now he wants another one on meat. He’d do well to remember the Book of Isaiah, which speaks of the Lord Almighty preparing “a feast of rich food for all peoples” with “the best of meats and the finest of wines”. It doesn’t mention charging VAT. AS ROW OVER BORDER GROWS... By DANIEL HANNAN “THERE is not going to be a hard, physical border across Ireland,”said the former Irish leader, Bertie Ahern, on Monday. He is right. Border posts are unnecessary and unwanted. Britain has said it won’t put them up under any circumstances. So what is all the fuss about? Ever since the vote to leave the EU, Europhiles in Ireland, in Britain and on the Continent have been shrilly insisting that Brexit will create a hard border. The only way to avoid one, they say, is for Northern Ireland — or, better, the UK as a whole — to stay inside the EU’s customs union, giving Brussels control over its external trade. This week, as we marked the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement, the critics turned nasty. They accused Eurosceptics not just of being wrong, but of somehow jeopardising the peace. The Belfast Agreement is no longer remembered as a necessarily imperfect compromise designed to get former terrorists around a table together. It has taken on a semi-religious status, to the extent that supporters get angry if you don’t call it the Good Friday Agreement. When it emerged that Labour’s trade spokesman, Barry Gardiner, had said the importance of the agreement was being “played up”, he was accused of risking a return to bombs. Remainers do not care about Ireland...just stopping Brexit ‘If terrorism returns, it will not come from UK ministers’ Sectarian conflict is gone for ever Stop and consider, for a moment, how offensive that is. My guess is that Barry Gardiner is right to say that Northern Ireland has moved definitively beyond the Troubles. Yes, some former paramilitaries have turned to racketeering and organised crime. But the sectarian conflict that blighted people’s lives is almost certainly gone for ever. Let’s suppose, though, that I am wrong, and that Barry Gardiner is wrong. Let’s suppose that there really is a threat of renewed terrorism. Where might such a threat come from? From the mild-mannered Labour frontbencher? From the DUP, whose leaders have been on the receiving end of violence more than most of us care to imagine? From elected British ministers implementing a democratic referendum? Underneath all the pious clichés we are hearing from Tony Blair and Hillary Clinton and the rest is a truly outrageous implication. They are suggesting that any threat to peace in Northern Ireland comes not from loyalist or republican gangsters, but from mainstream politicians. They should be ashamed of themselves. So what about the idea that a hard border will be needed if the UK takes back control of its trade policy? There is, obviously, a border now, and we can expect it to remain for as long as majorities on either side of it want to live in separate countries. But there is no need for the intrusive infrastructure — the checkpoints and queues — that people are worried about. As things stand, the Republic of Ireland and the UK have different tax rates (on petrol duty, for example) and different regulations on things such as fireworks. Those differences don’t require booths and border ‘Number-plate recognition cameras mean border redundant’ officials. Neither will a difference in tariff rates. Companies could simply file a customs declaration in the way that they currently file a tax declaration. This point has been made repeatedly by the head of HMRC, Jon Thompson, who says there is no need for a hard border “whatever happens”. His Irish counterpart has said the same thing. So why are the people who normally tell us to listen to experts so determined not to listen to them on this issue? Why are those who like to lecture us about modernity so resistant to the idea of applying current technology? Why the fury when Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made the perfectly reasonable point, drawing on his experience as Mayor of London, that number platerecognition cameras make checkpoints redundant? Because, for some Europhiles, this isn’t about the practicalities of the Irish border. It’s about their unwillingness to accept the Brexit vote. They hope that if Dublin holds out against any pragmatic, technology-based solution, London might wearily accept remaining in the customs union. In fact, there is no way that Prime Minister Theresa May will accept the worst-of-allworlds scenario of giving Brussels 100 per cent control of our external trade with zero per cent input. Britain would leave without a trade deal rather than accept such an outcome. Even in these circumstances, there would be no need for a hard border, nor any threat to the Belfast Agreement. As David Trimble, perhaps the foremost author of that settlement, says, such a linkage is “rubbish”. There would be other costs, though: Trade would be harder, especially the agricultural trade that matters to Irish farmers. That is the risk being deliberately run by those seeking to use the border issue to undermine Brexit. Who is truly playing games here? lDaniel Hannan is a Conservative MEP 1GM Chief . . Williamson Marines to police N Korea trade bar Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... 11 AMANDA’S CHIN GRIN By DAVID WILLETTS Defence Editor A ROYAL Navy warship with Marine commandos is sailing to North Korea to police UN sanctions. HMS Albion will monitor prohibited trading that is funding despot Kim Jong-un’s nuclear programme. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson will today confirm the mission by our third warship sent to the Asia-Pacific this year. He said: “It shows our commitment to our international responsibilities and to maintaining peace, security and prosperity in the region. “Until North Korea matches words with actions, we’ll continue to work closely with allies to enforce sanctions.” HMS Albion and HMS Sutherland will also train with the US, Republic of Korea and Japan. Wards fail on safety FOUR in ten private hospitals are failing patients on safety, a report warns. The Care Quality Commission said only one of 206 was outstanding, 41 per cent required imp– rovement while one per cent were inadequate. It urged hospitals to take corporate responsibility for safety rather than leaving it to doctors. Professional bodies want them to publish data on unexpected deaths and serious injuries. Rogue surgeon Ian Paterson got 20 years’ jail last year for carrying out needless breast operations on 750 women at a private hospital chain. ‘Cats kill’ rant row A WOMAN was investigated by police for threatening to put down cat poison in her garden. Emma Neville issued the warning after her four-year-old daughter got faeces on her hands while playing outside. She wrote on Facebook: “My kids will come first before any animal.” But the single mum of three, 33, was visited by police officers after neighbours complained. They said there was no poison in her garden. Emma, of Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, said: “I feel stupid now but it was just to let my street know I’ve had enough.” By JOE KASPER AMANDA Holden cuts a jaw-dropping figure by the pool — after joking about a snap that showed her with “three chins”. Hubby Chris Hughes took the unflattering pic, above, as Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda slept on a flight to Morocco. Mum-of-two Amanda, 47, shared it — adding the hashtag #3chins. But she proved it was an illusion with this hol pose. Talk about raising your profile. BOXER SPLITS WITH FIANCEE CHAMP NICOLA KO’D FOR A FELLA BOXING champ Nicola Adams is heartbroken after her fiancée left her for a man. The double Olympic gold medallist, 35, got engaged to fellow boxer Marlen Esparza at London’s Shard. WALL-KNEE Surgeons are using laser-guided robots in pioneering knee replacement ops at Central Middlesex Hospital in London. Nicola . . & Marlen But 16 months later the wedding is off and the US athlete, 28, has declared her love for her personal trainer. Marlen and EXCLUSIVE by DAN WOOTTON her new love, known only as Frank, plan to marry this summer. Marlen, who won flyweight bronze to Nicola’s gold at London 2012, posted a picture of herself and Frank on Instagram. She gushed: “I have had the most difficult time of my entire life but God always has his way! You saved my life and I can’t wait to spend forever with you.” But friends of Leeds-born Nicola insist she ended the relationship and that Marlen is on the rebound. A pal explained: “Marlen started going out a lot. It became too much. Nicola was left with no choice but to break things off a month ago. “Then just a few weeks later everyone discovers Marlen has got engaged to some guy she’s just met and they are getting married in six weeks — it’s crazy. “Any break-up is going to affect you, but Nicola’s focusing all her energy on her fight next month.” email@example.com Now . . Marlen and Frank 12 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM Jane l l FORMER cricketer Freddie Flintoff has hit 40 and bought himself a £100,000 Lamborghini. Trouble is, his 6ft 4in frame struggles to fit in it. “My a**e is wedged in it. I need a tin opener to get out,” he jokes. “I don’t half feel like a k***head.” This reminds me of The Bloke’s mid-life crisis, when he bought a similar style-over-practicality sports car with front seats that were so horizontal he had to virtually roll out of it. Not long after buying it, he pulled up outside a swanky restaurant, opened the door and promptly placed a stabilising hand on the pavement . . . right in the middle of a juicy dog turd. He sold it a few days later. OUTDOING your parents’ academic achievements is the key to happiness, says a new study. In which case, given their father’s solitary O-level in art and their mother’s woeful grades, our offspring must be positively ecstatic. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... Moore @janeM firstname.lastname@example.org l AT £450 a night, it’s supposedly the latest must-have room with a view. The “portaledge” B&B is fundamentally a canvas platform dangled over a Dorset cliff face, 60ft above the English Channel. It’s the brainchild of climber Eddy Young, 35, who says those who opt to sleep overnight on it need: “A sense of adventure and a head for heights.” You can say that again. Quite frankly, I’d pay £450 not to do it. Heston, tell Paul how his Summer of love will end WOEFULLY hungover on a Sunday morning many years ago, The Bloke and I were low-level squabbling our way around a supermarket when we bumped into a glamorous female work colleague of mine. Not on my girl’s watch CATHERINE ZETA-JONES enjoyed the company of her 14-year-old daughter Carys at a Dolce & Gabbana event in New York at the weekend. Lucky her. For there’s little doubt that, if I even attempted to leave the house in that daring frock, my own dear 14-year-old would shriek: “Mum, you’re not going out dressed like that,” and refuse to be seen with me. Knowing that she was dating a married man who bombarded her with gifts of sexy underwear and lastminute “business trips” to exotic locations around the world, the following day I joked to her: “Now you know what you’re missing.” But to my surprise, she replied: “Actually, I envy you.” For she knew that, while the occasional Agent Provocateur gift bag and surprise mini-break is nice enough, the vital glue of any longterm relationship is shared mundanity. After all, it’s easy to get on when the sun is shining, you’re cracking open a bottle of chilled rose at a beach restaurant and neither of you has to do the washing up. But the humdrum daily routine of real life is what truly separates the men from the boys. A new survey shows that more than half of us live our lives on repeat, watching the same TV shows, taking the same route to work, eating the same breakfast and cooking the same meals on rotation. Of course we do. Because, when so much of what happens in the world is out of our control, such familiarity is comforting. Our kids might think our viewing habits “tragic”, but in our house it would be grounds for divorce if The Bloke watched the next episode of a favoured series without me. But to a notable few, familiarity appears to be the enemy: Something to be avoided at all costs. Take Bake Off’s resident dough boy Paul Hollywood, for example, freshly returned from a “romantic break” to Mauritius with 22-year-old Summer Monteys-Fullam, who until recently worked as a barmaid (or is it “bar operative” these days?) in his local pub. Summer, who praised Paul for turning her “from a girl into a woman” (yeuch) reportedly calls him “Cake Cake”, but one suspects that his estranged wife Alex might prefer the term “Tart Tart”. After all, she took him back after his 2013 affair with US co-presenter Marcela Valladolid fizzled out and now, 13 just four months after a joint statement to announce their 20-year marriage was finally over (presumably because she struggled to trust him), he’s holidaying with a woman 30 years his junior. Perhaps Alex is fine with it but her choice of a “ferocious” divorce lawyer and her brother’s remark to the media that Paul’s latest dalliance will “end in tears” suggests otherwise. Either way, a 20-year union forged long before 52-year-old Paul found fame, that shared the joy of having their 16-year-old son and the comforting familiarity of old jokes and family routines has now been replaced with a shiny, brand new experience with someone else. Perhaps master baker Paul should take heed from the experience of master chef Heston Blumenthal, who divorced wife Zanna last April after 28 years of marriage. Rough time They met when he was a credit controller and she was a nurse, had three children — now all in their twenties — and he paid tribute to the sacrifices she made in helping him to build up his food business. But after he suffered a self-confessed crisis that made him question everything in his life, they split up and he went on to have a five-year relationship with US cookery writer Suzanne Pirret, before moving on to French estate agent Stephanie Gouveia, 20 years his junior, with whom he had a baby last year. However, reports this week suggest they are currently going through a rough time and spending time apart. Pure conjecture, but could it be that when the going got tough (i.e. the undoubted pressures of a new baby) the all-important glue of commonality, familiarity and mundanity that sustains us through rough patches was conspicuous by its absence? Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys, who had an affair with his daughter’s 28-year-old friend, has given the following statement for his estranged wife Julia’s new book, The MANScript, on how to survive infidelity. “If you really love your wife but are tempted to get a bit of excitement elsewhere, you have to be prepared to lose the one you really love — it just isn’t worth it.” Hear, hear. Someone should ice it on a cake and serve it to Mr Hollywood. l WAYNE ROONEY and wife Coleen are spending £20million on building their “forever home”. But just in case he misbehaves again and she finally kicks him out, let’s err on the side of caution and refer to it as their “for now” home. MUR-KY DEFENCE OLLY MURS was ridiculed last November after posting an alarmist tweet to his 8.4million followers that gun shots had been fired inside the London branch of Selfridges. It was later reported that a fight between two men at a nearby Tube station had led to a terrorism rumour that triggered panic among shoppers and resulted in a stampede that left 16 people injured. Now Olly has defended himself by suggesting that, although he didn’t hear or see anything, someone told him they’d seen a man in the beauty aisle with a gun and that, subsequently, there may have been a cover-up. Oh dear. Maybe it was Elvis? GIVE LADS VITAL JAB IT’S World Voice Day again on Monday. Following last year’s, a group of health professionals lobbied the Government to include 12-year-old boys in the schools HPV vaccine programme currently offered only to girls. HPV is thought to cause 70 per cent of oropharyngeal cancers (back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils) and it’s known that they are twice as common in men than women. So it makes sense to vaccinate boys too, right? Yet the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation deemed that it was “highly unlikely to be cost effective”, leading one health professional to describe the decision as “indefensible” because the state has a responsibility to offer all our children the best possible protection against HPV-related cancers. Absolutely. Or does the fight against gender inequality only work in one direction these days? 14 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 F’BOOK MIGHT CHARGE USERS Under fire . . . Mr Zuckerberg gives evidence Fee for privacy FACEBOOK users may have to pay to keep their information private, the social media giant’s chief revealed yesterday. Mark Zuckerberg also admitted he had made “a lot of mistakes” in failing to tackle fake news, hate speech and Russian meddling in the US presidential election. The tech billionaire, 33, was grilled by US senators over the data leak scandal which saw 87 million By JAMES BEAL, US Editor users — including one million Brits — have their believe, to start a company in your dorm room and personal info harvested. Questioned over adverts grow at the rate we have which use that data to and not make mistakes. “It’s clear now that we target users, Democrat Bill Nelson asked: “I am didn’t do enough to pregoing to have to pay you, vent these tools from in order not to send me being used for harm.” He added: “It was my — using my personal information — something mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it I don’t want?” Mr Zuckerberg replied: and I’m responsible for what happens.” “Yes, senator.” There was laughter as Despite the claims Dick Durbin about charging users, the Senator Facebook log-in page still asked the tycoon: “Mr Zuckerberg, would you be displayed a message last night saying: “It’s free comfortable in sharing the name of the hotel and always will be.” Mr Zuckerberg said you stayed in last night?” After a pause, Mr Facebook is in a constant battle with Russians Zuckerberg replied: “No.” Last night, documents trying to exploit the website, but said it now had obtained by Channel 4 political firm better tools to tackle this. showed Analytica He said: “This is an Cambridge arms race. They’re going boasted about the private data it collected, pitching to get better.” He earlier apologised for its “unique” social media making “a lot of mistakes” profiling to Republican running Facebook. He election campaigns. email@example.com added: “It’s impossible, I BUTTERFLY FALL TWO declining species of butterfly suffered their worst year on record in 2017 as the species struggled in difficult weather conditions, conservationists said. A cold snap at the end of April and a gloomy and wet summer hit many already-struggling species that had emerged early after a warm start. They include grizzled skippers, down nine per cent on 2016, and graylings, down six per cent, according to the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. Survey leader Prof Tom Brereton said the results offer “little comfort for our hard-pressed butterflies”. 2GM EXCLUSIVE: MARY CRUMPTON By GIULIA CROUCH MOST mornings Mary Crumpton wakes up in the same house – but not always with the same man. That’s because she lives with her husband Tim, 43, and her 53-year-old “fiance” John Hulls. But it doesn’t stop there. Her two boyfriends — Michael, 63, and 73-year-old James — live just down the road. Mary proudly declares: “I’m in love with them all.” Her polyamory — the practice of having several relationships at once — has led to her being dubbed Mrs Crumpet. But the 43-year-old life coach says she is the happiest she has ever been. Every day of the week she has her pick of her four very different fellas. She says with a laugh: “Some of them are more sexual than others, let’s put it that way. “They get on great. There isn’t an alpha male in the group. That’s very important to me because I don’t want any stress. “There’s never been any jealousy because I make sure they all know how important they are to me.” Mary met Tim, an aeroplane engineer, in 2004 and they married in 2013. Two years before they wed she also began dating civil servant John, who later moved into their home in Manchester. “Tim was totally fine with it,” says Mary. “I told him I met a guy I liked and he said, ‘Great — I’d like to meet him’.” In 2015 Mary began dating Michael and a year later also struck up a relationship with elderly James. The former teacher tries to split her time equally between her four fellas. She explains: “I live with Tim and John. We’ve each got our own bedrooms. “Some nights I’ll sleep with my husband, some nights I’ll sleep with John and other nights I might go to James’ house or Michael’s flat and sleep with them. “I like to make sure I have a date night with each of them once a week.” Thanks to their different interests, Mary finds herself doing a wide array of activities. Michael is a keen darts player, James is an Arsenal fan, Tim loves the theatre and John is always up for a laugh. She says: “Tim is the quiet, intelligent type. John is loving and considerate — he would do anything for anybody. “Michael is happy-go-lucky. He’s a joker and always makes me laugh. “And James is witty, confident and very self-assured. I spend the least time with him. “He’s 73 so doesn’t want a big, intense thing. I see him every week but I only stay over BOND . . . Mary, Tim, centre, and John Some of my lovers are sexier than others, let’s say MRS about once a month. “There’s no pressure on one person to satisfy all your needs. None of them have to be all things to me and I don’t have to be to them. “I’ve been with Tim the longest so you could say I know him the best. But I can’t say I love one more than the other. “I don’t compare them, just as a parent wouldn’t compare their kids. I don’t have a favourite child, so to speak. “I’m someone who likes variety in life.” Mary had realised that polyamory was for her when, aged 29, she was inspired by a woman she met in a pub. She says: “I’d been in relationships where I’d had feelings for other people but never acted on it. Society teaches you to have only one man. “But when I met someone who was polyamorous it opened my mind.” Mary’s family have been accepting of her lifestyle. She says: “My sister’s children refer to us as auntie Mary, uncle Tim and uncle John. Ex-husband Darren Capel, who she was married to for seven years, is supportive as well — and has even taken up the polyamorous lifestyle himself since they split in 2001. Darren, 46, says: “Her new husband Tim came round mine at the weekend. We all get on. “Our marriage wasn’t so good at the end for various reasons. But we weren’t poly at the time so it was nothing to do with that. I’ve remained great friends with Mary and I think we are now happier living the poly lifestyle.” But even though she has had a positive reaction from Darren and her family, others have criticised her lifestyle. So Mary has decided to speak out about her polyamory to help others who are in a similar position. She admits: “Some people say ‘good on you’ but some people call me a slag. “I’m like, ‘whatever’. It used to upset me but it doesn’t any more. It’s their problem. “We live in a society that teaches us to be monogamous and commit for life. But most people, if they’re honest, will know what it’s like to love two 1GM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... REVEALS ALL ABOUT UNUSUAL LOVE LIFE Some say, ‘Good on you’... but others call me a slag MARRIED . . Mary and husband Tim on wedding day I’m happy with them all but if Prince Charming walks in... CASE STUDY 1 GUY No2 IS PAL OF HUSBAND FLIGHTS OF FANCY . . . with her other fella, darts fan Michael Four lovers aged 43, 53, 63 and 73 – a day (and night) in the life of the polyamorous... CRUMPET people at once. A lot of people hide their polyamorous relationships because they’re scared of being judged. “But that’s why I’ve decided to tell my story. ‘A woman had nine partners’ “I know I’m going to get a load of s*** and I can deal with that but I want to make it easier for other people to come out. “In my case, most people can see we’re all happy and that no one is getting hurt.” Like normal couples, there are niggles in her relationships sometimes. But if she is annoyed at one of her fellas she will never take it out on another. Mary, Tim and John don’t even argue over household chores. “It’s a bit like being a student living in a shared house,” she says. “We take turns washing up, all do the cooking and the money we earn goes in one pot and is shared between us. “We’ll watch TV together, eat together or just hang out.” Michael even joined the three for Christmas Day. John cooked, Mary washed up and they all went to the pub. Mary, who is originally from South London, even fancies the idea of Michael and James moving in too but admits: “I don’t have room to accommodate them at the moment.” In the meantime, Mary has a special day to look forward to — her pretend wedding to John. As it’s illegal to have more than one spouse in the UK, Mary and John are planning a commitment ceremony. Mary reveals: “It‘ll look like a traditional wedding but we won’t get the legal bit of paper. “I’ve got my dress and about 80 people are attending. “Tim will walk me down the aisle and say something to bless mine and John’s relationship and say he supports it. Then John and I will say some vows. Michael and James will also be there.” As for what the future holds, Mary says she has “no desire” to raise a family — although she adds: “I see no problem with bringing children into a polyamorous set-up.” But she hopes her men — none of whom have other partners — might find extra lovers as well. Mary says: “I would like to see them have a bit more fun. I encourage them to get people’s numbers.” And Mary, who is standing as a candidate for the Green Party at the upcoming local elections, wouldn’t say no to adding another partner herself. She explains: “I’m quite happy with what I’ve got. But don’t get me wrong — if Prince Charming walks in I’ll consider it. “Love isn’t limited but my time is.” So how many would be too many for Mary? “I’m not sure,” she says. “I’ve always had a busy life. But I heard of a woman who had nine male partners and they all lived with her. “I thought, ‘How does she manage that?’ “But whatever works for you, I suppose.” lAdditional reporting: Sarah Ridley MAGGIE CORVID, 37, below, is a writer from Plymouth, Devon, who is married to health service worker Bob, 67. They have no children. She says: “When we first got together three and a half years ago we were both seeing other people and I knew Bob was on dating websites. “I was fine with that. Now we’ve been married 13 months and he knows I have a boyfriend, Bunny, who is also a friend of his. “Bob knows I’ll sanction him having other sexual partners too. So far he’s only at the flirting stage, but he has my full backing. “Bunny and I met through mutual friends. I asked Bob’s permission and he agreed I could sleep with him as long as I never lied. I ask Bob, ‘Is this OK with you?’ We do set limits – there are some sexual things I’d only do with Bob. “We keep the relationship within discussed bound aries, so there is no threat. “I think our relationship is strengthened by the possibility of sleeping with other people.” CASE STUDY 2 WE ARE TOTALLY HONEST ARTIST Camilla Mailler, 25, lives with her partner John Westman, 29, both below, who runs a music studio. Camilla, from Islington, North London, says: “We hope to get married but we allow each other to meet and sleep with other people – the rule being that we don’t fall in love with any of them. “We’ve been together for about seven years now, and we’ve had scores of other sexual partners. Our friends do find it odd. “We feel we’re strengthening our relationship because we are totally honest with each other. The damage that comes from an affair tends to be caused by lying. “People may find it hard to understand, but to us it makes sense. It’s the perfect way for us to conduct a relationship which keeps us both fulfilled.” 15 16 ............... 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Judge Middleton told London’s High Court: “An application has been received stating the applicant is trying to obtain a third-party loan yet to be confirmed. “HMRC is asking for a three-week adjournment.” The judge adjourned the case until May 1. Ex-England Under-21 defender Bramble played nearly 300 top-flight games from 1998-2013. He currently coaches Ipswich Under-11s and at Stowmarket Town in football’s ninth tier. Bleak for Dickens CHARLES Dickens’ former seaside mansion put on the market a year ago at £5.2million is now being sold for £2.7million. The owners of cliff-side Bleak House in Broadstairs, Kent, are after a quick sale, say agents. Dickens spent his summers from the 1830s to the 1850s at the sevenbedroom home where he wrote David Copperfield. It is now a B&B. His study overlooking the English Channel has been retained and contains his writing desk. Agent James Painter said: “This is a rare opportunity to buy into a piece of Dickens’ history.” 8-collars cop dog A POLICE dog named Morse collared eight crooks on his first shift. The 21-month-old Dutch Herder chased down a sex offender, found a drink-driver and nabbed five burglars. He also caught a man hiding on a conservatory roof and made sure a missing woman was found safe and well. Since his first shift for Nottinghamshire Police, Morse has continued to rack up the arrests like his fictional namesake and is in line for a Chief Constable’s Commendation. Handler PC Stuart Hazard said: “He has coped really well.” Pictures: KAREN HARGREAVE EXCLUSIVE by ANDY JEHRING Hartlepool A SEAL basks in a Yorkshire field — 50 miles from the sea. The large male grey seal was spotted by astonished ramblers near Thirsk, North Yorks, in the middle of James Herriot country. Karen Hargreave, who took the photo, said: “Some friends saw him in the river and told me. My husband and I went to look and he was still on the bank. He was an amazing sight.” Locals were baffled as to how the sea mammal got there. But Ana Cowie of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Living Seas Centre said the animals were known to follow fish up the river. She said: “They chase the food source, you often find them inland. “If they’re not distressed or stranded we urge people to leave them. They usually find their way back.” Asenby Leeds Whitby North Sea Scarborough NORTH YORKSHIRE York Humber Estuary Hull Grimsby FURY AT BBC SHAK K E UP KE-UP E-UP GRIMMY’S TGI SLY DAY DJ’s 4-day week on FULL salary By SIMON BOYLE and PAUL REVOIR THE BBC has sparked outrage by cutting Radio 1 star Nick Grimshaw’s working week from five days to four on full pay. It is giving his fellow DJ Greg James, 32, the same deal in a shake-up of the station’s Friday schedule. Grimmy, 33, will continue to get between £350,000 and £399,000 for doing the breakfast show Monday to Thursday, and drivetime host James £150,000 to £199,000. James Price, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Many of us might dream of being paid the same amount but working less, but it’s just not right that licence fee payers should foot the bill.” The BBC wants to create a weekend atmosphere on Fridays. It is launching a Weekend Breakfast Show that day, hosted by Alice Levine and Dev Griffin. Strictly’s Mollie King, 30, and Maya Jama, 23, also join the Friday line-up. Scott Mills, 44, will take over The Official Chart show. A source said: “The thinking is many young listeners are already in a weekend mood on Friday.” firstname.lastname@example.org Dan’s ‘snub’ RIGHT OF WAY-HAY A public footpath is to be diverted to stop ramblers wandering into a nudist campsite in Llanllwni, Carmarthenshire. Seal found at Topcliffe Weir near Thirsk 20miles NICK GRIMSHAW 4-DAY WEEK GREG JAMES 4-DAY WEEK ALICE LEVINE OWN SHOW MOLLIE KING OWN SHOW MAYA JAMA OWN SHOW RADIO veteran Danny Baker had a dig at the likes of Graham Norton, Dermot O’Leary and Jeremy Vine by saying “TV celebs” get all the work on BBC Radio 2. Danny, 60, right, said he misses out — despite being “one of the most revered broadcasters of his time”. 18 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1m extra in the EU NEARLY a million migrants were granted EU citizenship in 2016 – and with it the right to settle in Britain. The number soared by a fifth to 995,000 in the year of the Brexit referendum, up from 841,000 in 2015, official figures show. All have the right to live and work in any of the 28 member states. They can register for UK citizenship until Britain breaks free of freedom of movement rules after the Brexit transition period ends in December 2020. 1GM UK TERROR CELLS MoJ: 700 prisoners radicalising fellow inmates SEVEN hundred extremist inmates are actively radicalising lags, prison bosses warned yesterday. Around 85 per cent them are Islamists. Hotbed . . . prison of The rest are far-right thugs, and animal rights or pro-life militants. It is the first time the Ministry of Justice has released figures for By MATT DATHAN Political Correspondent the number of extremists in jails. The MoJ announced a new jihadi wing at HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire. It is the second separation centre set up to stop extremists spreading poison. The first was at HMP Frankland in Durham and a third is planned. Moves to establish the “jails within jails” gathered pace after an official review warned Islamist extremism was a growing problem in prisons. The assessment found evidence of offenders promoting IS. Charismatic lags acting as selfstyled leaders were found to be radicalising other inmates. The ministry said of HMP Full Sutton’s new facility: “With 700 prisoners considered a risk, and foreign fighters returning hard- ened and dangerous, the Government is confronting the spread of poisonous ideology in prisons.” The MoJ also revealed there had been a 75 per cent increase in prisoners convicted of terror offences in three years. BRITAIN and the EU face a decades-long battle against up to 70,000 Islamists in Europe, with only a sixth under surveillance, a Paris think-tank warns. email@example.com Ultimo bust . . . Penny Sagging bra firm Ultimo is just bust By TRACEY BOLES City Editor PUSH-UP bra specialist Ultimo is to stop trading in the UK after struggling to compete. The lingerie firm, launched by future Tory peer Michelle Mone in 1996, said the past few years had been “extremely challenging”. Ultimo became a global success after Julia Roberts reportedly wore one of its bras for hit film Erin Brockovich. Its models included Abbey Clancy and Penny Lancaster. In 2014 Sri Lanka’s MAS Holdings took a majority shareholding and Baroness Mone left in 2015. Ultimo, with a UK base near Glasgow, said it will quit Britain in June. Lady Mone tweeted: “It’s very sad to see the brand I created 21 years ago is closing down.” Biker ran over wife A BIKER accidentally ran over and killed his wife after she fell off her motorbike ahead of him on a country lane. Jim McAloon, 52, could not avoid Vanessa, 48, when he rounded a bend. She fell while braking to avoid an oncoming car. Driver Jean Williams, 84, blocked her way while overtaking a tractor on the A4075 at Penny Bridge, West Wales. Williams, of Pembroke, got one year’s jail, suspended, after being found guilty of causing death by careless driving at Swansea crown court. 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Det Insp Nick Wainwright, of Sussex Police’s professional standards unit, called his behaviour “completely out of keeping with his role”. PC Daniel Moss, 41, was axed in 2016 after The Sun exposed him for selling threesomes with his girlfriend in Hastings while off with stress. By BEN LEO A CELEB-obsessed supermarket worker and her drug-dealing boyfriend were jailed after she was caught boasting online about their luxury lifestyle. The couple enjoying a sunshine break in Miami Badge . . cop quit force Emily Lock, 22, posted pictures on Instagram of expensive holidays and designer clothes. POSING WITH FERRARI LOUBOUTIN HEELS Divorce sign con A HUSBAND has been jailed after forging his estranged wife’s signature on divorce papers. Nicky Jones, 44, wanted to end his 18-year marriage but wife Lucy was seriously ill in hospital. Prosecutor Helen Randall said Mrs Jones believed he was trying to “make a financial gain”. Jones, of Neath, South Wales, admitted making a false instrument with intent and was jailed for eight months at Swansea crown court. The pair are now divorced. Tuna tins zinc alert TINNED tuna could be damaging people’s guts as it contains up to 100 times more zinc than is safe, research claims. The mineral is used to line cans to stop microorganisms growing. But too much can stop intestines working effectively. US scientists found tinned chicken was the second most contaminated, followed by asparagus and then sweetcorn. Men need 9.5mg a day and women 7mg of zinc for healthy skin, hair, teeth, nails, the immune system and even libidos. 19 GLAMOROUS HOLS INSTAGRAM TO RIGHTS The law and criminology student, who earned £10,000 a year working part-time in Lidl, posed with Mark Price, 27, on a trip to Miami and with a Ferrari in Dubai. Price claimed to be a struggling builder but was raking in £1,600 a week selling cocaine, a court heard. Lock, who wanted a “Kim Kardashian” lifestyle, showed off pictures of holidays in Paris, Spain, Las Vegas and Amsterdam. She also posted snaps of designer shoes by Christian Louboutin and clothes from Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Others showed the couple wearing Gucci sunglasses, driving a £33,000 Audi RS4 and outside Harrods. Merthyr Tydfil crown court heard that Lock was obsessed with reality stars and “liked the high life”. Andrew Taylor, defending, said: “Many young people are fixated by a Kim Kardashian type of lifestyle.” The couple are thought to have blown £100,000. They were arrested before another holiday to Thailand. Cops who raided Price’s house in Caerphilly, South Wales, found 110g of cocaine. Jewellery, watches and handbags worth £50,000 were found at Lock’s home in nearby Llanbradach. She told police that she had no idea her boyfriend was a drug dealer. Lock admitted acquiring criminal property and was jailed for 15 months. Price admitted possession with intent to supply and dealing cocaine and was jailed for seven years. Kyle Crowley, 28, got five years for supplying cocaine and producing cannabis. Partner Dionne Thomas, 25, admitted acquiring criminal property and got 120 hours’ unpaid work. Christopher Morgan, 30, admitted producing cannabis with intent to supply and got 20 months in jail. PC Michael Coles, of Gwent Police, said: “The supply of controlled drugs will not be tolerated.” firstname.lastname@example.org Pics brag exposed drugs lifestyle PAYDREAM BELIEVER CHEESE BONE BOOST Mugshots . . . Lock and Price Sun FEWER than one in ten Brits is in their dream career, a survey found. A similar number has held the perfect job but no longer do. Seven in ten believe they should always cling to childhood dreams. Eight in ten over-55s have not achieved them — but one in three of those feel they still can. Some 55 per cent blame unfulfilled ambition on lack of cash. Home ownership, ideal career and kids are the top three ambitions. And footballer, pop star and teacher are the top three dream jobs, 2,000 adults told the survey for mattress maker Simba. HUSBAND and wife Chris and Dawn Nicholls are selling “blinged-up” coffins covered in glitter through their business in Plympton, Devon. SPOT EATING lots of cheese protects middleaged men against brittle bone disease but not women, a study found. Men over 50 who ate cheese and dishes such as lasagne and pizza at least three times a week had stronger spines and hips. The same effect was not seen in women, who are more prone to brittle bones, known as osteoporosis. Dairy products are the best dietary source of bone-strengthening calcium. But the best results in the study of 1,522 men and 1,104 women by Harvard Medical School, Boston, US, were found to be produced by cheese. ............... NORMANI: CAB DOING FAB CAMILA CABELLO’s career has gone from strength to strength since quitting FIFTH HARMONY in 2016 – and now even her ex-bandmates are recognising how well she is doing. NORMANI, who was in the group until they announced their split last month, said of her former pal: “She’s killing it. She’s freaking killing it. I’m super proud of her. She is in her own space and she’s happy.” It comes just weeks after Camila took the moral high ground on my Dan Wootton Interview podcast, saying she held no “bad feelings” towards the girls over their stunt at last year’s MTV VMAs, when they pushed a mannequin of Camila off the stage. Clearly Normani has taken a leaf out of her book. Email: email@example.com Twitter: @danwootton MY TEAM: Stuart Pink,Nicola Fahey, RECORD TRACK HACKED THE video for Despacito has been hacked and deleted days after becoming the first to reach five billion views on YouTube. LUIS FONSI’s hit song – remixed by JUSTIN BIEBER – was replaced with a picture of masked gunmen when users searched for the track. Experts were last night bi bit bi RUSSELL CR tweeted on the OWE his marriage to end of Danielle Spencer: “Yesterday, April 9th 2018 at p.m. Eastern Da 12:30 ylight Time (Aus)… I off icially became div Thank you lineorced. Thank you ball bo sman. ys.” must be jo-king HE has been with wife Natasha for 15 years – so what is GARY LUCY’s secret to his long-standing romance? The Hollyoaks actor told Now: “The three children we’ve got are testament to how patient and forgiving she is. She’s the angel, I’m the devil and it somehow works.” NOEL GALLAGHER compares himself to civil rights icon MARTIN LUTHER KING in Q. He explained he likes to get fans at his gigs so “deranged” that they are “begging” for him to speak, adding: “I drop a mumbled ‘good evening’ into the mic and they whoop and holler like I’m Martin Luther King.” em muscles in MARK WRIGHT has been getting practice in before taking on USAIN BOLT and NIALL HORAN in Soccer Aid 2018. And staying true to his Essex roots, he made sure to flash his abs mid-game in LA. Mark, who works on US TV show Extra, will be back in the UK to report on next month’s royal wedding. He will then return in June for Soccer Aid to play alongside OLLY MURS, JOE WICKS and MO FARAH for England against The Rest of the World team captained by Usain. The ex-Towie star must have great air miles. matchmaker si A MARK O-N T KICK AB OU confirm that a number of videos in its catalogue were subject to a security breach, which has now been contained. “We are working to reinstate all videos affected and our catalogue to be restored to full working order.” I’m sure it could squeeze out a few more million hits. meter: mags SIMON COWELL is trying to set up SINITTA, who he dated in 1984, with his BGT cojudge DAVID WALLIAMS. David told Heat: “Imagine if that happened. She’d have gone from BRAD PITT to Simon Cowell to me. That’s a steep decline. What kind of woman would go out with us three? ” luc of love bi hard at work trying to get the video for the song, which sold more than six million copies last year, back online. Tracks by SHAKIRA, DRAKE and SELENA GOMEZ were also affected by the hack. A spokesman for Vevo, the music channel that hosted the songs on YouTube, said: “Vevo can EMMA WILLIS is now sharing a personal trainer with OLLY MURS after being bowled over by the pop star’s recent transformation. The Voice presenter told Star: “His name is Rob and he’s very good. I mean, he’s whipped Olly into incredible shape.” PRO COPS IT IN HORROR bit actor JURASSIC World HOWBRYCE DALL AS she ARD has told how n men took lower pay tha jobs. for fear of losing n’t want She said: “I did I wasn’t people to think portuniop for grateful s: “You ties.” Yet she add can’t do that.” PROFESSOR GREEN’s past runins with the law have finally come in useful. I can reveal the rapper, below, has landed his first film role, playing a policeman in a budget Brit horror Are We Dead Yet? Pro, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, has been cast as cop Bryan alongside Love Island’s MARCEL SOMERVILLE and singer LISA MAFFIA, who will both appear as ghosts. A source said: “Pro’s had huge success with his cutting-edge television documentaries. “People find him relatable and he reckons he has what it takes to be a top actor on the Brit movie scene. While he knows this film isn’t going to win any Oscars, he feels it’s a good chance to test his talent.” Former Hollyoaks actors PAUL DANAN and FABRIZIO SANTINO and model JESSICA-JANE STAFFORD also feature in the Fredi “Kruga” Nwaka-directed film set for release on Halloween. Rapper Pro, who was slapped with a one-year driving ban in 2014 for getting behind the wheel of his Mercedes drunk to chase the thief who stole his £40,000 Rolex on his own doorstep, has claimed music has saved him from a life of crime. He was previously stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle and saw his attacker brought to justice in 2010. The six-inch wound went through his “Lucky” tattoo, which he had inked shortly before the assault. Pro may have to get used to applying concealer on his tatt if his movie career takes off. G OF N I K W E N S ’ 1 ES V A W R I A E TH MOLLIE KING has bagged an official presenter job at Radio 1 in a station shake-up that looks like bad news for breakfast host NICK GRIMSHAW. He loses his Friday morning show to her, but the SATURDAYS singer deserves her new job after the success of her stint as a celebrity guest host. Mollie, who will co-host with MATT EDMONDSON three days a week, has a face for way more than radio, as my stunning exclusive snaps here show. Yesterday she wrote on Instagram: “I’ve had so much fun working with Matt and I’m so glad I’m no longer just Mollie from The Saturdays, but Mollie from the Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.” Like what she did there. Spotlight and Sherlock Holmes actress Rachel McAdams gives music video for pop band The 27 Khloe Kardashian to produce ............... Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton Snapchat: danbizarre ROLE MODEL ANAIS ANAIS GALLAGHER appears to be cut from a different cloth to her famous dad NOEL and uncle LIAM. The aspiring model has revealed she doesn’t drink. Speaking on the latest edition of the Hotbed podcast alongside mum MEG MATHEWS, Anais I’ve launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video admitted: “Friends have stopped inviting me out.” She also revealed yesterday that she suffers from skin condition psoriasis and is now going to stop editing its marks on her ankles and waist from her selfies to set a better example. Good on her. Daniel Sperling,Howell Davies and Lucy Jones bi bit KEV UP FOR CAREER CHA-CHANGE ELTON JOHN has praised ED SH for covering his EERAN Candle In The classic for Elt’s tribute Wind Revamp. He told album “I didn’t think Beats 1: would tackle it anyone but Ed had the balls to do absolutely beautif it. It’s ul.” WHEN LOUISE REDKNAPP was paired with KEVIN CLIFTON on Strictly, he taught her the ins and outs of dancing. But it appears she passed on a tip too. I can reveal that Kevin has been taking singing lessons at the Royal Academy of Music after encouragement from the former ETERNAL star. He has taken up several new hobbies, including ballet, since The Sun revealed in February his split from wife KAREN. Kevin, inset, whose dancer sister JOANNE swapped Strictly for the stage last year, has been having regular classes with top West End vocal coaches Lucinda Allen and Jordan Clarke. A pal said: “Kevin has been keen to find a much-needed distraction since his marriage split. “He’s always fancied trying his hand at musical theatre and following his sister’s footsteps. “Louise was constantly telling him he should take singing lessons and he finally took the decision to sign up for some earlier this year. “He’s hoping to take up his music career in the future.” Louise is hard at work on her new album, and this week has been in the studio recording a song penned for her by JESSIE WARE. Kevin could be her next duet. America told me to Rak off TEEN THEFT RUINS BAND’S USA TRIP X FACTOR winners RAK-SU’s bid to crack America has suffered an early blow – as one of the members has been banned from entering the country. I can reveal ASHLEY FONGHO was denied a visa this week after US authorities became aware of a shoplifting incident when he was just 13. MYLES STEPHENSON and MUSTAFA RAHIMTULLA to fly out without him. A music source said: “Ashley is gutted. He was desperate to work on new tracks and also see CAMILA CABELLO live. “When he applied for a visa online he recalled the theft when filling in a section about previous criminal activity. “Even though he was never charged, the incident was still clearly on a file somewhere and he has been banned from entering America.” his bandmates Ashley, with And the T-shirt at the centre of the drama has come back to haunt him in a big way, as he will stay back in Britain, leaving his bandmates JAMAAL SHURLAND, below, is so cut up about missing out on the LA jaunt he has jetted off to Barcelona — where he doesn’t need a visa. He told his Twitter followers he will be hitting the beach and the Nou Camp football stadium and enjoying a few nights out with pals while the band are laying down tracks. Rak-Su’s new music is expected to be released this summer. The lads were due to record this week, working with some top US producers. Their boss SIMON COWELL has high hopes for the boyband following their X Factor victory last December. Their winners’ song Dimelo, a track made with WYCLEF JEAN and NAUGHTY BOY, got huge airplay and charted at No2. If they do go on to be massive, Ashley will be hoping bosses pump out loads of Rak-Su memorabilia. Then no doubt he will be first in the queue to pick up freebies. NO DOUBT A WEDDING’S COMING GWEN STEFANI is already thinking about another wedding – just two years after divorcing her husband of 14 years, BUSH frontman GAVIN ROSSDALE. The singer has been gushing about her relationship with country star BLAKE SHELTON and says another trip down the aisle will go down well with her family. Asked if they would get hitched, mum-of-three Gwen said: “I do, I think about it all the time. I love weddings. “The kids love him. We love him. Everybody loves him. He’s loveable.” Yesterday the former NO DOUBT frontwoman, right with Blake, also announ- ced her Las Vegas residency, named Just A Girl, which will see her perform at Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood from this June until March 2019. After all those moneyspinning shows, she really will be able to splash out on her big day. bi bit QUINCY JONE do a one-off sumS is to in London to celmer gig turning 85 this yeaebrate legendary US mu r. The will play the O2 sician along with a numArena, special guests ber of and a symphony orchestra, on June 27. RITA ORA could have been mistaken for a New York cab in this yellow coat. The singer was spotted on a day out with rocker boyfriend ANDREW WATT in the Big Apple on Monday. The pair were reunited after he was kicked out of a warehouse rave in Brooklyn last week. Someone was said to have told security he was on the wrong table alongside her ex A$AP ROCKY, who dissed Rita in his tune Better Things. 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The food will keep cooking and you will save on your electricity bill.” lSEND your tips to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and get 28 codes, worth £5, if yours is used. Don’t miss out USE YOUR PC 317 PARKS IN UK AND EUROPE See Page 18 RKSL Alz risk in one blow TWO knife robbers were beaten up by a wheelchair user who turned out to be a 6ft 7in Army veteran. They approached Roger Mercer, 38, by a canal and demanded his phone. But he swiped the 8in blade out of the hand of one yob and floored him with a single blow. He then rammed his thumb in the eye of the other. The pair quickly fled in Chester. Dad-of-five Roger, who did 11 years’ service until he suffered a spinal injury in Afghanistan in 2007, said: “I’m used to the rough stuff. “They must have thought ‘easy pickings’.” 25 Squirrel Ratkin A SINGLE blow to the head can raise dementia risk by almost two-thirds, say experts. It could cause a brain injury that triggers the disease decades later. People in their 20s who suffer impact in falls, crashes or fights become 63 per cent more at risk in later life. For sufferers in their 30s it is 37 per cent. Across all ages the risk rises by a quarter. The University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle tracked 2.8million adults over 36 years. Professor Jesse Fann said measures like cycle helmets could cut cases. Army vet biffs yobs Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... SO rat’s why my stash of bird food was disappearing so quickly. Abi Pates, 47, snapped this rodent raiding a feeder in her garden at Cheltenham, Gloucs. She said: “It was like something out of Mission Impossible.” Oi! Hands off my nuts STEVIE BLUNDER By HOWELL DAVIES STEVEN Gerrard and Jamie Carragher have been blasted over their teen daughters “encouraging” girls of eight to diet. Own goal . . Lexie and dads, right Lilly-Ella Gerrard, 14, and Mia Carragher, 13, are selling a kids’ hoodie with the slogan: “The diet starts Monday.” Gerrard lets his girl walk into diet row The ex-Liverpool stars’ girls set up a business called Snatched Clothing with an Instagram account, which has 4,000 followers. Former England captain Steven’s daughter Lexie, 11, modelled the hoodie, available in smaller sizes. One customer said: “What the hell? Not on a child’s hoodie I hope?” Another asked: “How old are your prospective customers?” Eating disorders charity Beat said it was vital that girls “receive messages that are positive and healthy”. The girls have also sold their hoodies at a clothes shop in Liverpool. The diet hoodie was deleted from the Instagram page. A Snatched Clothing spokesman said: “We do not advocate or encourage children to diet in any way.” firstname.lastname@example.org 1GM ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 CRAZY HATS COVERING ROYAL CROWN Apology . . . Courtney Aged two he made knitting pattern for this hat a hit Debonair prince-abouttown in play at Cambridge Taking up the role of a dustman in another uni role Wildlife patron royal can’t resist fur in freezing Canada Being made a chief named Red Crow in Canada again Forget crown jewels – he’s overjoyed with corks in Oz I’VE FELT BETTER . . . in Kyrgyzstan. Inset, feathers in Oz Respectful head-covering for a temple visit in India When in Dallas, dress as a cowboy . . . or JR Ewing Getting to wear infantry kit like this is cherry on top Royal ear doesn’t quite fit into a fire helmet in Sydney Zig-a-zig-ah in mosque at height of Spice Girls’ fame When in Edinburgh, dress as an extra in Shakespeare Uzbek wedding gear in year of his divorce. Awks. Hawk feathers set off sunglasses nicely in Guyana Full protective kit in Swiss tunnel including hard hat In Canada VIPs get cedar wreath and TWO poppies Bonnet Prince Charlie PRINCE CHARLES has put in plenty of practice for when he is crowned king – everywhere he goes he wears a hat. This week the heir to the throne was given feathered headgear during a Doing the sheikh at a festival in Saudi Arabia traditional welcome in Gove, Australia. But it is not the strangest titfer the royal has worn. DANIELLE O’BRIEN and AMY READING look at some of the others he has put on – and put up with. Colombian sombrero – with double-breasted suit Fire chief: I’m sorry I used the word ‘he’ By ROBIN PERRIE A FIRE chief apologised for sexism after saying “he” and “man” when discussing staff levels. Jamie Courtney said each word four times in council talks — sparking one gripe from the public. The complainant said: “His language minimised the role of women. “International Women’s Day had just taken place and a brigade video highlighted their role. It’s important not to just see firefighters as men.” South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the £185,000-a-year boss “was grateful this has been highlighted and apologises unreservedly”. Last year the service appointed 50-year-old mum Alex Johnson as third in command. But just 42 of its 672 firefighters are female. Hole fall kills dad Trying to look cool with a backwards cap in Vancouver When skiing in Switzerland, one does not do pom-poms Bob Marley and the Prince of Wailers in Jamaica The most normal hat he has ever worn, in Trinidad Air to throne pops into a school in Hertfordshire Will he one day get to wear the ultimate headgear? A MAN died when he fell head-first down a 5ft hole dug by contractors working for a water firm. Dad-of-two Matthew Wilmot, 40, tumbled into the uncovered pit after watching last summer’s FA Cup final in a pub with fellow football fans. The roofer, from Luton, had continued drinking after the game and was described as drunk at an inquest in Ampthill, Beds. A neighbour found his body the next morning. The court heard the hole was dug by contractors Amey on behalf of Affinity Water and that safety barriers had been removed. Inquest continues. Walk put me in jail A MASKED robber was nicked for a filling station raid after a worker recognised him as her exboss — due to his walk. Nathan Jones, 23, armed himself with a metal bar to steal £4,000 from an Esso service station where he had been deputy manager. But ex-colleague Leigh Strawford recognised his gait as he fled at 3.45am, Newport crown court in South Wales was told. Jones, of Monmouth, was said to have been “desperate” to solve debt problems. He admitted robbery and was sentenced to three years and four months’ jail. JET LAG FOR BAGS Baggage reclaim took two hours after 30 weatherdelayed flights landed between midnight and 3am at Stansted, Essex. 2GM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... MISS TO PUPIL: THAT WAS BEST SHAG EVER By RUTH WARRANDER A TEACHER texted a pupil to say he was “the best shag I’ve ever had”, a court heard yesterday. Mother-of-two Deborah Lowe, 53, is alleged to have had sex with the boy when he was 15. At court . . . Lowe yesterday WHAT HE TOLD COURT 6She wanted me to pull her hair and bite her7 6She liked me calling her a slut in the bedroom7 6I was being a teenager... she was up for it7 Sun LUKE and Alex Jarrett, both 30, stunned travellers by posing for their wedding photos with their guests at Birmingham’s busy New Street railway station. SPOT In a police interview, her accuser said she wanted to be called a slut in the bedroom and demanded he bite her and pull her hair. He said their year-long affair was “every lad’s fantasy” but that he was later “creeped out” by it. The lad, now 18, told officers the pair swapped phone numbers after flirting at school. Before long, they were allegedly having phone sex, romping in her flat and enjoying liaisons in her car and caravan. He said: “I was 15, it’s like every lad’s fantasy to have sex with a teacher. “She likes to think of herself as a slut. “She likes me calling her that — especially in the bedroom.” Describing the first time they had phone sex, the teen said: “She’s like, ‘You make me so horny’, and all of that stuff. I didn’t know what to say.” The day after he said he felt “awkward” in school and ignored her, but the phone sex allegedly continued days later. Around a month later she took him to her flat and invited him into her bedroom, he told police. He said: “She started kissing me . . . she bit me. “She wanted me to pull her hair and bite her.” The lad claimed Lowe warned him: “Don’t tell anyone because I could be in big trouble.” He alleged that on another occasion Lowe picked him up in a car. He added: “She purposely unbuttoned the top of her blouse and she was not wearing a bra.” They had full sex a second time when he was 16, the court heard. The lad continued: “I was being a teenager. She was pretty up for it.” He claimed Lowe once sent him a text saying he was “the best f****** shag I’ve ever had in my life”. Lowe allegedly groomed the boy while head of pastoral care at a school in Greater Manchester, the city’s Minshull Street crown court heard. Neil Usher, defending, suggested the teenager was a “fantasist” who had not had sex with Lowe. The lad replied: “No.” Lowe, of Poynton, Cheshire, denies sexual activity with a child between April 2015 and June 2016. The trial continues. ruth.warrander@ the-sun.co.uk THIEF ‘SPARED’ A BURGLAR was spared a lengthy sentence for a spate of raids, to avoid a long spell with other crooks. James Hill, 21, carried out a string of break-ins in December. But Warwick crown court heard prison would reunite him with villains he wanted to avoid. Deputy Judge Richard Griffith-Jones jailed Hill, of Coventry, for 16 months to ensure he was not inside long enough “to become entrenched in the culture”. ‘Teacher’s sex texts’ Allegations . . . the court 27 Pics tutor teeth rap A TEACHER suspended for posting sexy selfies on Facebook has been fined for carrying out illegal dental treatment. Lydia Ferguson, 40, quit her school job last year and started doing teeth whitening from home, despite having no dental qualifications. The mum, of Milton Keynes, admitted offering an illegal procedure and was fined £100 at the town’s magistrates’ court. The row over her social media snaps saw pupils at Ousedale mixed secondary in Newport Pagnell, Bucks, launch a petition to reinstate her. But she said she could not go back. 28 ................ Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM RAM HITS HUNKY HOOFER RIPS INTO SHOO MOTHER WITH KID EXCLUSIVE by DANIEL SPERLING Bizarre Reporter FORMER Strictly pro Gleb Savchenko has branded the show a “turn off” that is being dragged down by demoralised dancers and a tired format. A MUM and her child have become the latest victims of a horny ram terrorising a village as he guards his harem of ewes. The Russian, 34, says stuffy chiefs need to shake things up by introducing same-sex couples and tripling the pros’ wages. The crazed sheep, below, butted the woman as she tried to protect her youngster before a brave local resident drove it away. ... STILL TO COME IN Sun THE DAILY this person? Take our fun quiz PAGES 36 & 37 FUN . . . with Anita Rani ‘It was a big mistake to axe Brendan, he was our first bad boy’ DROPPED . . . Cole CITY Sun Why Brit music industry’s hitting it out the park PAGE 43 ++PLUS++ Dear Deidre – Page 34 l Letters and Mystic Meg – Page 39 Puzzles – Page 41 POOL ACE IN CLEAR ON RAPE FAME . . . in US with Lisa Vanderpump A COMMONWEALTH Games swimmer has been cleared of raping a woman after she had sex with his friend. Outside court yesterday, Otto Putland, 24, who represented Wales in Glasgow in 2014, hit out at his “horrendous” experience. In a statement he said: “I am very relieved by the verdict and very glad to have been vindicated.” Mr Putland denied attacking By ALEX WEST the woman following a night out with fellow self on her despite her swimmer Ieuan Lloyd. Olympian Lloyd, 24, saying “no”. In evidence took the woman home Mr Putland, of Dinedor, near Hereford, told the from a Cardiff nightcourt the sex was conclub and had consensual and that she was sensual sex with “happy and flirtatious”. her, the city’s Christopher Rees, crown court heard. defending, told the jury: The woman “Bad sex is not rape. claimed Mr Put“Regretted sex is land later not rape.” forced him- Denial . . Otto He says they should also bring back Brendan Cole, mic-up couples so viewers can earwig on potential love affairs and get crazier celebs. Gleb, who competed in the BBC1 show in 2015 before leaving to focus on the US version, Dancing With The Stars, is being wooed back by bosses and says he is “open” to the idea. But in a sensational interview with The Sun, Gleb said: “Strictly is not as exciting as it could be. “t’s more conservative than in the US. “When I was on, if you have a crazy idea they’re like, ‘Let’s bring it down a little bit’. “Strictly is more reserved. On Dancing With The Stars in America, when you announce the winner everyone rushes in, picks up the winner, there’s fireworks, no one pays attention to the host — everyone’s celebrating. “Here, first of all they only announce the winner. No one knows who’s got second place or third place. That’s a total turn-off. “I just did 13 weeks of a competition, I got into the final, I want to know what place I got and my celebrity wants to know how well they did, so it sucks. “And when they announce the winner everyone just stands there and waits for Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly to talk to you. “Here, everything is very happy, whereas in America, the more dramatic your celebrity and the crazier life story they have, the better.” Gleb also believes Strictly’s pro dancers are woefully underpaid. While judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell get at least £110,000 each per series, the pros take home little more than a quarter of that for their efforts. He believes this leaves the dancers not caring enough about the show. Gleb said: “They should pay more to dancers. They don’t get paid enough. They should triple it. The amount of work we do is unreal. “If they would do that, they would see the dancers actually start caring. “You want to work harder when you know you’re going to make money.” He also thinks it is high time to allow same-sex couples. Gleb, who is married to fellow dancer Elena Samodanova, 33 — sometimes seen with him in steamy snaps on his Instagram page — said: “Producers are just scared to try new things and go in that direction. It should have been done a long time ago. “I would love to see same-sex couples. It would be amazing, it would be huge entertainment. We have same-sex couples competing RIPPED . . . showing off athletic moves Picture: DAN JONES The Sun told last week how the ram has injured at least three people in Kirk Ireton, Derbys. One suffered a leg wound, while another needed a steel By JAMES MILLS plate inserted in his hand. Parish council chair- the leg. A man heard her woman Kath Stevens, 77, screams and shooed it yesterday revealed the off.” The ram’s owner, a latest victims were tour- woman from a neighbouring village, ists visiting the picturhas now promesque village. ised to build She said: “A lady and an electric child were attacked. fence to halt “I think she picked up the the attacks, child to protect which began a it and was hit in month ago. 1GM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... 29 OW...AND RIPS OFF HIS CLOTHES FOR YOU BARING ALL . . . Gleb is not happy with current state of show ‘All my celeb partners are hoping for the Strictly curse with me’ STEAMY . . . with wife Elena on Instagram HAPPY COUPLE . . . loved-up Gleb and Elena Strictly’s too stuffy ...it needs crazier celebs, same-sex couples and to pay its dancers more Says GLEB SAVCHENKO in real dance championships and they do it so well. To see the energy and the chemistry and the vibe in the rehearsal room of two guys — imagine you put Anton Du Beke with a guy. I would really want to see that.” And Gleb, who danced with TV presenter Anita Rani, 40, on 2015’s show, would have no qualms about being paired with a male celeb. He said: “If he’s super cute and light and could dance, I would totally do it. We would kill it. “I just need a great person who’s easy to work with and really wants to be in the competition, not just for publicity. “People will be like, ‘Oh my God, they’re so great together’. “I’m very open-minded and I wouldn’t mind doing it. I don’t give a f*** about what people think of ‘Imagine you put Anton Du Beke with a guy. I’d want to see that’ me and what I do.” And even though the axing of Brendan Cole, 41, in January, after 13 years on the programme, has opened the door for Gleb’s potential return, the Russian thinks it was a terrible mistake. He said: “I love Brendan. He’s a great guy and a great dancer. He always did a really good job. Add hidden cameras to nab cheating celebs “I really enjoyed watching him and he’s got a personality — he’s the first bad boy on Strictly. “It does take time for the audience to fall in love with you, start voting for you and supporting you and people loved him. He’s the original Strictly pro. I would keep Brendan on the show.” But he admitted that the New Zealander sealed his own fate by failing to keep his ego in check. He said: “Brendan does have a strong opinion on things and I think it’s good, but it’s the nature of the beast that you’ve got to work as a team player with other people. “You have to put yourself in the position where you’re open to ideas. You have to be flexible.” Gleb has kept in touch with his pals from Strictly and probed them for the lowdown on Kevin and Karen Clifton’s marriage split after The Sun told how the pros have been struck by the show’s infamous curse. He said: “They were always great together. They loved each other, but Karen is a really strong woman. “Sometimes she was like, ‘Kevin, come here’. Maybe he was just too tired of that.” Meanwhile Gleb thinks couples who give in to the Strictly curse and have affairs should be named and shamed on the show itself — another bold twist to add drama. He said: “On Dancing With The Stars everything is mic-ed. Let’s say there is a Strictly curse and someone is trying to hide and have a conversation about how much they’re in love when they have husbands and wives and all that — on Dancing With The Stars they will hear everything. “That would be great on Strictly. And there’s hidden cameras all around the ballroom, nowhere to hide. Get a room.” One relationship that will never fall victim to the curse is his own with wife Elena, a former judge on the Russian version of Strictly and mum of their daughters, Olivia, seven, and eight-month-old Zlata. Indeed the pair, who have just opened a children’s dance studio in Los Angeles where they are based, are even planning their own reality show away from the dancefloor. But Gleb claims this loved-up marriage does not stop his celebrity partners hoping he can be led astray. He said: “All my partners, when they come on the show they’re hoping for the Strictly curse.” lGet a copy of Gleb’s 2018 calendar at greatcalendaroffers.com/gleb. 30 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM tvguide Wednesday 6am Breakfast (S,HD) 9.15 Commonwealth Games 2018 Further coverage on the seventh day in Queensland, featuring athletics with the men’s high jump and the women’s 400m final, Wales taking on Malawi in the netball tournament, and the men’s 1m springboard diving final getting under way. (S,HD) 1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD) 1.30 Regional News (S) 1.45 Doctors Ayesha struggles to deal with Valerie’s insomnia, and Jimmi counsels a man following the murder of his partner. (S,HD) 2.15 800 Words Gossip about what happened to George’s late wife has taken over the town. (S,HD) 3.00 Escape To The Country A couple search for a country home in Dorset. (R,S,HD) 3.45 Money For Nothing items revamped in Witley. (R,S,HD) 4.30 Flog It! Making a profit at auction. (S,HD) 5.15 Pointless Quiz show. (S,HD) 6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD) 6.30 Regional News (S) Followed by Party Election Broadcast By The Liberal Democrats 1.45pm A murder victim’s partner seeks counselling from Jimmi in Doctors 6am Commonwealth Games 2018 Hazel Irvine introduces coverage as day seven of the Games continues in Queensland with netball and men’s hockey among the sports taking place. (S,HD) 9.15 Oxford Street Revealed Squatters move in. (R,S,HD) 10.00 Homes Under The Hammer Properties in Derbyshire, London and North Lanarkshire. (R,S,HD) 11.00 Britain’s Home Truths (R,S,HD) 11.45 Dom On The Spot (R,S,HD) 12.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S,HD) 1.00 Commonwealth Games 2018 Jason Mohammad presents the concluding programme of coverage on the seventh day in Queensland, as the women’s 10m synchronised diving final takes place at Optus Aquatic Centre. (S,HD) 5.15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Eric Knowles and Danny Sebastian face off at an auction in Somerset. (R,S,HD) 6.00 Eggheads Quiz show hosted by Jeremy Vine. (S,HD) 6.30 Today At The Games Highlights of the seventh day of the Commonwealth Games. (S,HD) 6am Good Morning Britain (S,HD) 8.30 Lorraine Entertainment and fashion news. (S,HD) 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S,HD) 10.30 This Morning Celebrity chat and lifestyle features. (S,HD) 12.30 Loose Women Topical studio discussion, featuring an interview with Alex Hollywood. (S,HD) 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S) 1.55 Regional News (S) 2.00 Judge Rinder Real-life cases in a studio courtroom. (R,S,HD) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal From Denbigh, where James Layte examines one of the most bizarre objects the show has ever seen, and Helen Gardiner discovers a herd of Royal Doulton animals. (R,S,HD) Then Local Weather 4.00 Tipping Point Ben Shephard hosts the arcade-themed quiz show. (R,S,HD) 5.00 The Chase Bradley Walsh presents as contestants work as a team to take on ruthless quiz genius the Chaser. (S,HD) 6.00 Regional News (S) Followed by Party Election Broadcast By The Liberal Democrats 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 Double bill. (R,S) 8.30 Frasier (R,S) 10.05 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell (R,S,HD) 11.00 Undercover Boss USA (R,S,HD) 12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD) 12.05 Come Dine With Me (R,S,HD) 1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers (R,S,HD) 2.10 Countdown (S,HD) 3.00 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun A Sheffield couple look for a Caribbean home. (R,S,HD) 4.00 Escape To The Château: DIY Jonny and Ashley continue the search for a château. (S,HD) 5.00 Four In A Bed The third visit of the week takes place at The George and Abbotsford in Scotland. (R,S,HD) 5.30 Star Boot Sale Comedian and entertainer Bobby Davro sells items at a car boot sale. (S,HD) 6.00 The Simpsons Homer befriends a former CIA agent. (R,S,HD) 6.30 Hollyoaks Kyle backtracks on his original plan, but James’s next move could make him rethink his decision. Meanwhile, Leah demands answers. (R,S,HD) 6am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD) 11.20 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! (R,S,HD) Followed by 5 News Lunchtime 12.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors Dealing with anxiety and depression. (R,S,HD) 1.10 Access Showbiz news. (S,HD) 1.15 Home And Away (S,HD) 1.45 Neighbours (S,HD) 2.15 NCIS A US Marine is killed in Gibbs’s home town. (R,S,HD) 3.15 McBride: Murder Past Midnight The lawyer reluctantly agrees to defend a woman being retried for murder, even though he was on the jury in the original trial. Mystery starring John Larroquette. (2005) ✪✪✪ (S) 5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD) 5.30 Neighbours Toadie is excited at the prospect of Sonya’s return, but she has her own agenda in mind. (R,S,HD) 6.00 Home And Away Maggie ponders her own mortality as she packs up Kat’s belongings, and Roo asks Alf for help in tracking her mother down. (R,S,HD) 6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD) 9pm Andrew moves to San Diego in a bid to con wealthy men in American Crime Story 9pm A successful stint on stage convinces Sammy to make a full comeback in Benidorm 6.30pm Kyle could be forced to rethink his plans after James confronts him in Hollyoaks 9pm Neighbourhood Officer Clare tackles a difficult situation in Housing Yorkshire 7.00 Emmerdale Vanessa takes matters into her own hands, Jimmy buries his head in the sand, and Ross grows desperate. (S,HD) 7.30 Coronation Street Eva struggles with the prospect of giving up her baby, and Ali speculates about the cause of David’s outburst. (S,HD) 8.00 Britain’s Brightest Family (13/15) Having made it through the quarter-finals, two families go head to head in the first semifinal of the tournament. (S,HD) 8.30 Coronation Street Toyah encourages Eva to be honest with Aidan, David threatens Josh with the police, and Tyrone harbours hope of reconciling with Fiz. (S,HD) 9.00 Benidorm (6/9) Sammy is excited after his comeback performance, and tries to persuade Monty that he is ready for an evening show – but an obsessed fan gives him second thoughts. (S,HD) 10.00 ITV News At Ten (S) 10.30 Regional News (S) 10.45 UEFA Champions League Highlights Action from the quarter-final second-leg matches, which were Manchester City v Liverpool, AS Roma v Barcelona, Real Madrid v Juventus, and Bayern Munich v Sevilla. (S,HD) 11.45 When Football Changed Forever The story of the 1991/92 Division One season – the final campaign before the Premier League began. Leeds United overcame fierce rivals Manchester United to emerge as champions. (S,HD) 12.35 Jackpot247 Live gaming. 3.00 Tenable (R,S,SL,HD) 3.50 Nightscreen (HD) 5.05-6am The Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S,SL,HD) 7.00 C4 News (S,HD) 8.00 The Supervet (9/11) Noel Fitzpatrick faces a challenge coming up with a solution for a shih-tzu cross’s deformed front legs. (R,S,HD) 9.00 One Born Every Minute (6/10) Chantell, who is 34, and 33-year-old Phil arrive in the hospital awaiting the birth of their third child together. Chantell had a troubled upbringing and never thought she would find love or have a family of her own, but when she met Phil, everything changed. Meanwhile, Emily and Nathan, who still live at home, are determined to show the world that they can embrace the responsibilities of parenthood as they welcome their baby. (S,HD) 10.00 First Dates Recruitment consultant Lee, who is 32, sits down for a date with 32-year-old Abbi, hoping that she may be the perfect partner that he can settle down with. Meanwhile, politics graduate Cameron bonds with fellow politics lover Joe, and septuagenarian Deanna, who has not been on a date in 20 years, meets ex-car mechanic Alex. (S,HD) 11.05 Gogglebox (7/15) Capturing the households’ instant reactions to what they are watching on TV from the comfort of their own sofas. (R,S,HD) 12.05 Live From Abbey Road Classics (S,HD) 12.35 Seven Year Switch (R,S,HD) 1.30 FILM Wanderlust. Comedy starring Jennifer Aniston. (2012) ✪✪✪ (S,SL,HD) 3.05 George Clarke’s Old House, New Home (R,S,HD) 4.00 Building The Dream (R,S,HD) 4.55 Kirstie’s Fill Your House For Free (R,S,HD) 5.056am The Question Jury (R,S,HD) 7.00 FIA World Rally Championship Highlights (4/13) The Tour De Corse. Action from the fourth round of the season, which took place on tarmac roads on the island of Corsica. (S,HD) Followed by 5 News Update 8.00 Springtime On The Farm (3/5) Celebrating the hard work of farmers around the country, who battle all year round to keep providing food for the nation’s tables. This time, three sisters from East Yorkshire reveal their pioneering pig farming techniques, and Kelvin tries his hand at working with a sheepdog. (S,HD) Then 5 News Update 9.00 Housing Yorkshire: Somewhere Called Home (2/3) Neighbourhood Officer Clare investigates anti-social behaviour on a Sheffield estate, and officer Lee in Bradford discovers someone has been fly tipping on an estate. (S,HD) 10.00 Restless Legs Syndrome: Can’t Stop Twitching Documentary about people with a compulsion to constantly move their feet, a condition so severe for some that they want to have their legs chopped off. (R,S,HD) 11.05 Murder On The Internet (2/2) Documentary about the dangers of online dating, told through interviews with friends and families of victims, as well as police and psychologists. (R,S,HD) 12.05 When Kids Kill Cases where the killer argued that mental health issues drove them to murder. (S,HD) 1.00 SuperCasino (S,HD) 3.10 GPs: Behind Closed Doors (R,S,HD) 4.00 My Mum’s Hotter Than Me! (R,S,SL,HD) 4.45 House Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10 Divine Designs (R,S,SL) 5.356am Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL) 8.00 Attenborough And The Empire 7.00 The One Show Of The Ants Hosted by Matt Baker and Alex Jones. (S,HD) Then BBC News David Attenborough tells the story 8.00 MasterChef: The Finals of two physically identical species (23/25) The final four amateur of ant that live in the same area cooks head to Peru, where they in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, take part in a series of but have two very different challenges, including recreating strategies to survive the harsh Peruvian dishes for fishermen. environment. (R,S,HD) Then, the contestants are 9.00 The Assassination Of Gianni challenged to work during a busy Versace: American Crime Story lunch service with chef Virgilio (7/9) The fact-based US crime Martinez at his restaurant Central, drama continues. Andrew’s before creating a special dinner certainty that he deserves at the Lima Country Club Hotel for success sees him brag, bluff and leading industry figures. (S,HD) beguile his way into a new life, 9.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build targeting wealthy men in San (7/7) Nick Knowles and the team Diego. Meanwhile, Donatella’s head to the Worcestershire village self-doubt hampers her. (S,HD) of Eckington to help 17-year-old 9.50 Live At The Apollo Antonia Payne-Cheney, who has (2/6) Sitcom star and The Last the rare and debilitating EhlersLeg regular Josh Widdicombe Danlos syndrome. (R,S,HD) plays host in this show recorded 10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD) before a packed house at 10.30 Regional News (S) London’s Hammersmith Apollo. 10.45 A Question Of Sport He will be warming up the (29/36) With 2013 Wimbledon audience and then introducing champion Marion Bartoli, routines by Londoner Nathan ex-England bowler Dominic Cork, Caton and Celia Pacquola from Australia. (R,S,HD) former boxer Barry McGuigan, 10.30 Newsnight and retired rugby league star Martin Offiah. (S,HD) Analysis of the day’s events, 11.15 Annie: Out Of The Ashes presented by Evan Davis. (S,HD) A woman tries to find out the Followed by Weather truth about a fire when she was a 11.15 Hospital baby that left her with severe (3/6) Cameras follow Val, a facial scarring, having been 55-year-old mouth cancer told her mother set fire to the patient, and Dilip Srinivasan, the surgeon fighting to see her caravan she was in. (R,S,HD) operation goes ahead despite a 12.00 -6am Commonwealth Games 2018 new NHS ruling. (R,S,HD) Day eight of the Games gets under 12.15 Sign Zone: The Queen – Her Commonwealth Story way with more athletics events (R,S,SL,HD) 1.15 RAF At 100 scheduled, including the opening With Ewan And Colin McGregor disciplines of the heptathlon – the (R,S,SL,HD) 2.45 MasterChef 100m hurdles and high jump (R,S,SL) 3.15 Classic Mary Berry disciplines. Plus, the opening (R,S,SL) Followed by Weather rounds of the women’s 100m For The Week Ahead hurdles and the heats of the 3.50-6am BBC News (S,HD) women’s 800m. (S,HD) FILMS ✪✪✪✪✪ Brilliant ✪✪✪✪ Very Good ✪✪✪ Good ✪✪ Not Bad ✪ Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Deﬁnition 1GM SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT 6am Supergirl Double bill. (R,S,HD) 8.00 Futurama (R,S,HD) 8.30 Modern Family (R,S,HD) 9.30 The Simpsons (R,S,HD) 11.00 Warehouse 13 Pete and Myka are sent to Philadelphia to find an artefact that is the cause of strange hallucinations. (R,S,HD) 12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles A suspected North Korean spy dies after being hit by a truck. (R,S,HD) 1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Double bill. A US Marshal is murdered on a plane. Then, a woman is murdered in a hotel. (R,S,HD) 3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Kensi is assigned the task of protecting her ex-fiancé Jack. (R,S,HD) 4.00 Stargate SG-1 The team tries to help a stranded crew struggling for survival on a remote planet while being threatened by an alien race. (R,S) 5.00 The Simpsons Double bill. Bart trades lives with a lookalike. Then, Homer is suspicious of Bart’s new friend. (R,S,HD) 6.00 Futurama Fry and the gang fly through the Bermuda Tetrahedron, bringing them into contact with a space whale. (R,S,HD) 6am Total Goals 9.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 10.00 PL Dail 11.00 Sky Sports Daily 12.00 Sky Sports News 3.00 LIVE Indian Premier League. Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils. At the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. 7.30 LIVE EFL Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County. Kick-off at 7.45. At Molineux. 10.15 The Debate The latest Premier League news. 11.15 PL World A round-up of the latest news. 11.45 PL Greatest Games Archive action. 12.00-6am Sky Sports News SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE 6am PL Legends 8.00 The Debate 9.00 Best PL Goals: Tottenham V Chelsea 9.30 PL Legends 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 The Debate 12.00 PL Review 1.00 Premier League 100 Club 2.00 PL Best Goals 14/15 3.00 PL Years 5.00 PL Review 6.00 Premier League 100 Club 7.00 PL World A round-up of the latest news. 7.30 Gillette Soccer Special News and results. 10.00 PL Greatest Games Archive action. 10.15 The Debate Discussion on the latest news. 11.15 PL World A round-up of the latest news. 11.45 PL Greatest Games Archive action. 12.00 PL Best Goals 1.00 The Debate 2.00 PL World 2.30 PL Greatest Games 3.00 The Debate 4.00 PL Best Goals 5.00 PL World 5.30-6am PL Greatest Games Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... TONIGHT’S PICKS Britain’s Brightest Family ITV, 8pm IT is semi-final time, bringing host Anne Hegerty that bit closer to finding our most switched-on clan. Who will make it through? The Assassination Of Gianni Versace, BBC2, 9pm THE Versace siblings step back into the spotlight as we revisit a pivotal moment in the career of Donatella (Penelope Cruz). Benidorm ITV, 9pm SHANE RICHIE’S guest stint continues to enliven the sitcom. And another soap fave shows up in Corrie’s Graeme Hawley. First Dates C4, 10pm IT has been a while since we have seen true potential between a pair on this show. But Bianca and Teza find a real connection. FREE with un Severy THE Saturday SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL 6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00 Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Football’s Greatest Players 8.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 9.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games 9.30 La Liga Greatest Games 10.00 Revista De La Liga 10.30 La Liga World 11.00 One2Eleven 11.30 SPFL Greatest Games 12.00 Eredivisie Round-Up 1.00 La Liga Icons 2.00 Revista De La Liga 2.30 La Liga World 3.00 Football’s Greatest Players 3.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 4.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games 4.30 La Liga Greatest Games 5.00 Football Years 5.30 Football Countdowns 6.00 Revista De La Liga 6.30 La Liga World 7.00 Football’s Greatest Players Alessandro Del Piero. 7.30 LIVE EFL Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.15 The Debate The latest Premier League news. 11.15 Eredivisie Round-Up The latest news and action. 12.00 La Liga Icons 1.00 One2Eleven 1.30 SPFL Greatest Games 2.00 Eredivisie Round-Up 3.00 Football Years 3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football’s Greatest Players 5.30-6am Football’s Greatest Teams SKY SPORTS ACTION 8pm Ray and Sara unearth some dark secrets in DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow 6.30 The Simpsons (8, 9 & 10) Triple bill. Homer choreographs the Super Bowl half-time show. Next, Bart disobeys Marge’s wishes and attends a rap concert. Then, same-sex marriage is legalised, prompting Homer to get ordained over the internet so he can conduct weddings. (R,S,HD) 8.00 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (16/18) Sara and Ray uncover a disturbing secret when Ava vanishes without a trace, while things go awry when Nate and Wally embark on a mission to get a totem. (HD) 9.00 A League Of Their Own (6/14) Former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, athlete and Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu and comedian Sean Lock join the regulars. (R,S,HD) 10.00 Rugby’s Funniest Moments A chance to revisit a selection of the sport’s most amusing moments, featuring unexpected events on the international and domestic scene. (R,S,HD) 11.00 The Force: North East (9/10) Northumbria Police answer a flood of 999 calls, while officers raid a property they suspect is being used by men to exploit young girls. (R,HD) 12.00 Air Ambulance ER (R,S,HD) 1.00 Brit Cops: War On Crime (R,S) 2.00 Modern Family (R,S,HD) 2.30 NCIS: Los Angeles (R,S,HD) 3.30 Road Wars (R,HD) 4.00 The Real A&E (R,S,HD) 5.00-6am The Dog Whisperer (R,HD) REGIONAL VARIATIONS S4C 6am Cyw 12.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 12.05 Crwydro 12.30 Only Men Aloud Yn Bollywood 1.30 Garddio A Mwy 2.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 3.05 Pengelli 3.30 Pobol Y Glannau 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Larfa 5.05 Boom! 5.15 Dennis A Dannedd 5.25 Lois Yn Erbyn Anni 5.35 Fi Yw’r Bos 6.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 6.05 Her Yr Hinsawdd 6.30 Mwy O Sgorio 7.00 Heno 8.00 Pobol Y Cwm 6am Sky Sports Boxing Gold 7.00 Sporting Triumphs 7.30 AJ Boxing Gold 8.30 NFL: Greatest Games 10.00 NFL: America’s Game 11.00 Racing News 11.30 Sporting Triumphs 12.00 NFL: A Football Life 1.00 Sporting Records 2.00 Darts Gold 3.00 NFL: Greatest Games 4.30 Fishing: Hooked On Africa 5.00 Bass Fishing 6.00 Fast Zone 6.30 Sports Unlimited 7.30 The Offload 8.00 Watersports World 9.00 Motorsport Mundial 9.30 Top 14 Round-Up Show 10.00 Watersports World 11.00 Sports Unlimited 12.00 Top 14 Round-Up Show 12.30 Fast Zone 1.00 NFL: A Football Life 2.00 NFL: Greatest Games 3.30 Boxing Gold 4.00 Watersports World 5.00-6am Sports Unlimited SKY SPORTS ARENA 6am Sporting Greats 7.00 WWE Experience 8.00 Great Sporting Moments 9.00 Sporting Records 10.00 Sporting Greats 11.00 Darts Gold 12.00 Sporting Records 1.00 Great Sporting Moments 2.00 Sporting Greats 3.00 Sporting Records 4.00 WWE Slam City 4.30 WWE From The Vault 5.00 WWE Main Event 6.00 WWE Experience 7.00 Bass Fishing 8.00 NRL Try Time 9.00 Sporting Records 10.00 WWE Late Night Smackdown 12.00 NRL Try Time 1.00 Motorsport Mundial 1.30 Fast Zone 2.00 Sporting Records 3.00 NRL Try Time 4.00 Sporting Greats 5.00 Motorsport Mundial 5.30-6am Fast Zone BT SPORT 1 6am Serie A Show 6.30 Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights 9.00 UEFA Champions League Highlights 9.30 MotoGP 10.30 MotoGP Chequered Flag 11.30 ESPN Classic Boxing 1.30 WRC Review 2.30 Irish Rally Review 3.00 MotoGP Rewind 3.15 Premier League Reload 3.30 Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 4.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day three of the Claro Open Colsanitas in Bogota, Colombia. 12.00 BT Sport Reload 12.30 UFC: Road To The Octagon 1.30 30 For 30 3.30 30 For 30 4.30-6am 30 For 30 BT SPORT 2 6am Hyundai A-League 9.00 AFL 1.00 UEFA Champions League 3.00 NBA 6.00 MotoGP Rewind 6.15 Premier League Reload 6.30 UEFA Champions League Highlights 7.00 LIVE UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid v Juventus. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.30 Premier League World 11.00 Rugby Tonight On Tour 11.30 NBA Reload 12.00 Live NBA Countdown 1.00 LIVE NBA. Philadel hia 76ers v Milwaukee Bucks. Tip-off at 1.00. 3.30-6am LIVE NBA. Portland Trail Blazers v Utah Jazz. Tip-off at 3.30. BT SPORT 3 6am UEFA Champions League 8.00 Bundesliga Highlights Show 9.00 Ligue 1 Highlights 10.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day three of the Samsun O en. 4.00 UEFA Champions League Highlights 4.30 LIVE WTA Tennis. The Samsung Open. 6.30 BT Sport Goals Reload 7.00 LIVE UEFA Champions League. Bayern Munich v Sevilla. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.30 MotoGP Highlights 11.30 IndyCar Highlights 12.30 UEFA Champions League 2.30 Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights 5.00-6am Hyundai A-League Highlights For a better way to pick a winner in the nation’s favourite race, look inside the Favourite every day of the Aintree Festival. FREE THIS SATURDAY ONLY IN 8.25 Celwydd Noeth 9.00 Newyddion 9 A’r Tywydd 9.30 Ar Werth 10.00 Josh Griffiths: Mr Marathon 10.30 Galw Nain Nain Nain 11.05-11.40pm Cadw Cwmni Gyda John Hardy T&C's apply. Free £1 bet voucher redeemable in Ladbrokes shops only and cannot be used online, via mobile or telephone betting. 18+. Bet responsibly. begambleaware.org - Need Help? Call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 802 0133. 31 32 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM tvguide Wednesday FREEVIEW 10.20 The Bachelor 12.15 Emmerdale 1.15 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 4.50 Judge Rinder 5.50 Take Me Out 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 8.00 Two And A Half Men 9.00 Hell’s Kitchen USA 10.55 Family Guy 12.25 American Dad! 1.20 Two And A Half Men 2.15 Teleshopping 5.45-6am Nightscreen 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 Extreme Cake Makers 8.00 The Goldbergs 8.30 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 Timeless 10.00 Naked Attraction 11.05 The Big Bang Theory 12.05 First Dates 1.10 Tattoo Fixers 2.15 Naked Attraction 3.10 Timeless 3.55 The Goldbergs 4.40-6am Rules Of Engagement 6am Classic Coronation Street 6.50 Heartbeat 7.55 The Royal 9.00 Judge Judy 10.20 Inspector Morse 12.35 The Royal 1.35 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic Coronation Street 3.50 On The Buses 4.55 You’re Only Young Twice 5.25 Rising Damp 5.55 Heartbeat 7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Endeavour 10.00 The Street 12.45 The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher 2.25 Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping ITV4 freeview 24 8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 10.30 A Place In The Sun: Summer Sun 11.35 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come Dine With Me 4.50 A Place In The Sun: Summer Sun 5.55 Kirstie And Phil’s Love It Or List It 6.55 The Secret Life Of The Zoo 7.55 Grand Designs. A houseboat made from recycled scrap. 9.00 Vet On The Hill 10.00 24 Hours In A&E 11.10 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown 12.10 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 1.10 24 Hours In A&E 2.15 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown 3.15-3.55am 8 Out Of 10 Cats E4 freeview 28 6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Catch A Contractor 9.35 Longmire 10.20 Law & Order 11.20 NCIS: New Orleans 1.15 NCIS 2.10 Rookie Blue 3.10 Law & Order 5.05 CSI: NY 7.00 NCIS 9.00 Taken. The Mexican government force the US government to transfer Mejia. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11.55 Chicago Justice 12.55 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2.50 CSI: NY 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping ITV3 freeview 10 RIVERDALE, 5STAR, 11pm Betty’s sleuthing finally pays off when she tracks down sister Polly – who has a surprise revelation of her own. While Archie asks Veronica to sing with him on his debut performance. BBC FOUR freeview 9 7pm Beyond 100 Days 7.30 Nature’s Microworlds 8.00 Commonwealth Games Extra 9.00 Bacchus Uncovered: Ancient God Of Ecstasy 10.00 The Plantagenets 11.00 The Mayflower Pilgrims: Behind The Myth 12.00 Chef Vs Science: The Ultimate Kitchen Challenge 1.30 Top Of The Pops: 1983 2.303.30am Bacchus Uncovered: Ancient God Of Ecstasy ITV2 freeview 6 6am The Planet’s Funniest Animals 6.20 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 7.10 Who’s Doing The Dishes? 7.55 Emmerdale 8.55 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Satellite & Digital 6am The Chase 6.50 Pawn Stars 7.30 Ironside 8.25 Quincy ME 9.30 Minder 10.35 The Saint 11.35 The Avengers 12.45 Ironside 1.50 Quincy ME 2.55 Minder 3.55 The Saint 5.00 The Avengers 6.05 Storage Wars: Texas 7.00 Pawn Stars 8.00 River Monsters 9.00 The Motorbike Show 10.00 The Americans 11.00 Lethal Weapon 12.00 The Big Fish Off 1.00 Minder 2.00 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive 2.55 Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping 6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Rules Of Engagement 8.00 How I Met Your Mother 9.00 New Girl 10.00 2 Broke Girls 11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 12.00 The Goldbergs 1.00 The Big Bang Theory 2.00 How I Met Your Mother 3.00 New Girl 4.00 Brooklyn NineNine 5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang Theory MORE4 freeview 14 1.05 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 Dumb Drivers: Caught In The Act 9.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! 10.00 Star 11.00 Riverdale 12.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! 2.00 Empire 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping 5USA freeview 21 6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Motorway Patrol 8.00 Border Patrol 9.00 Without A Trace 10.00 Stargate Atlantis 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00 Nothing To Declare 1.00 Stop, Search, Seize 2.00 House 3.00 Border Patrol 4.00 Border Security: Canada’s Front Line 5.00 Animal House 6.00 Warehouse 13 7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00 Babylon 5 9.00 Bones 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11.00 Send In The Dogs Australia 12.00 The Force: Manchester 1.00 Air Ambulance ER 2.00 Police 10/7 3.00 Road Wars 4.00 Motorway Patrol 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare 5STAR freeview 30 6am Teleshopping 8.00 The Secret Life Of Pets 8.25 Dance Moms 9.10 Last Man Standing 10.05 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 11.05 On Benefits: 90 Years Claiming 12.05 Police Interceptors PICK freeview 11 11.00 Helicopter Heroes 12.00 Antiques Road Trip 1.00 Escape To The Country 2.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea 3.00 Helicopter Heroes 4.00 Most Haunted 5.00 Ghost Adventures 6.00 Antiques Road Trip 8.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming 9.00 Posh Pawn 10.00 Long Lost Family Australia 11.00 Soap Star Killer: Countdown To Murder 12.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner 1.00 Crime Stories 2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner 4.50 Soap Star Killer: Countdown To Murder 5.35-6am DIY SOS DAVE freeview 12 6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00 Coast 10.00 Who Do You Think You Are? 11.00 The World’s Weirdest Weapons 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Wild Caribbean 2.00 Patagonia: Earth’s Secret Paradise 3.00 Coast 4.00 Private Lives Of The Monarchs 5.00 The World’s Weirdest Weapons 6.00 Churchill’s Bodyguard 7.00 Full Steam Ahead 8.00 From World War To Cold War 9.00 Porridge 11.00 The Two Ronnies 12.35 Auschwitz: The Nazis And The Final Solution 1.35 Black Ops 2.30 Sounds Of The Seventies 3.00-6am Teleshopping 6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10 American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters 10.00 American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 Sin City Motors 4.00 Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge 5.00 Top Gear 7.00 QI XL 8.00 Sin City Motors 9.00 Live At The Apollo 10.00 Room 101 12.00 QI 1.20 Mock The Week 2.00 QI 3.15 Parks And Recreation 4.00-6am Teleshopping REALLY freeview 17 6am Fantasy Homes By The Sea 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Escape To The Country 9.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea 10.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming YESTERDAY freeview 19 SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32 6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM 12 Hours To Live (2006) 11.05 Sony Movie News Extra 11.15 FILM Witch Hunt (1999) 1.20 FILM Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2009) 3.35 FILM 2012 (2009) 6.45 FILM Ladder 49 (2004) 9.00 FILM Reindeer Games. Thriller starring Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron and Gary Sinise. (2000) 11.10 FILM Assassination Games. Action thriller starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins. (2011) 1.20 FILM The Foreigner (2003) 3.30 Sony Movie News Extra 3.40 FILM Moonstruck (1987) 5.50-6am Sony Movie News Extra ENTERTAINMENT SKY ATLANTIC 6am Fish Town 7.00 The Guest Wing 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. Frank tries to stop a biological weapon attack. 9.00 Westworld: The Story So Far. A chance to catch up with events from the first series of the sci-fi drama. 10.00 High Maintenance. New series. The Guy has a busier day than usual as New Yorkers react to world-changing news. 10.35 Silicon Valley. Richard Hendricks’ decentralised internet PiperNet approaches its debut. 11.10 Billions 12.20 The Sopranos 2.30 Here And Now 3.40 Ready Player One: Special 4.10-6am The West Wing SKY LIVING 6am Motorway Patrol 7.00 Highway Patrol 7.30 Border Patrol 8.00 UK Border Force 9.00 Elementary 10.00 Criminal Minds 11.00 Cold Case 12.00 The Real A&E 1.00 Air Rescue 2.00 To Catch A Smuggler: JFK Airport 3.00 Nothing To Declare 5.00 Border Security: Canada’s Front Line 6.00 Air Rescue 7.00 The Real A&E 8.00 Elementary 9.00 Grey’s Anatomy. April’s crisis of faith is challenged by a rabbi, and Meredith meets a transplant surgeon from another hospital. 10.00 Criminal Minds. The profilers investigate a killer with an interest in Greek mythology. 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Britain’s Most Evil Killers 2.00 Scandal 3.00 Madam Secretary 4.00 Nothing To Declare 5.006am Border Security: Canada’s Front Line FOX 8am Monk 9.00 Bones 11.00 The Mentalist 1.00 Bones 3.00 The Mentalist 5.00 NCIS 10.00 Bull. A widow hires Bull to help represent her when the police decide that she is the most likely suspect in orchestrating her wealthy husband’s death. 11.00 Family Guy 12.00 American Dad! 1.00 Family Guy 2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy 4.00 American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping GOLD 8.05am Waiting For God 8.40 Goodnight Sweetheart 9.20 Last Of The Summer Wine 11.20 You Rang, M’Lord? 12.20 The Green Green Grass 1.00 As Time Goes By 1.40 Waiting For God 2.20 Only Fools And Horses 3.00 Last Of The Summer Wine 5.00 The Green Green Grass 5.40 As Time Goes By 6.20 Dad’s Army 7.00 You Rang, M’Lord? 8.00 Dad’s Army 8.40 Only Fools And Horses 9.20 Citizen Khan 10.40 Absolutely Fabulous 11.20 Live At The Apollo 12.20 Come Fly With Me 1.00 Shooting Stars 1.40 Men Behaving Badly 2.15 Shooting Stars 2.45 Peep Show 3.11-4am Live At The Apollo COMEDY CENTRAL 8am Scrubs 9.00 My Name Is Earl 10.00 Friends 1.00 Impractical Jokers 1.55 Friends 4.00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 5.00 Friends 8.00 Your Face Or Mine 8.30 Bad Robots 9.00 Lee Evans: Roadrunner 10.00 The Chris Ramsey Show 10.30 Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip 11.00 You’re The Worst 12.00 Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes 12.30 Impractical Jokers 1.00 The Daily Show 1.30 South Park 3.50 Bob’s Burgers 4.15 Two And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping W 6.10am Doctor Who 7.00 My Dream Home 8.00 Tipping Point 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Inside The Ambulance 12.00 Tipping Point 1.00 Supernanny US 2.00 Who Do You Think You Are? USA 3.00 My Dream Home 5.00 Tipping Point 7.00 My Dream Home 8.00 Inside The Ambulance 9.00 Embarrassing Bodies 10.00 One Born Every Minute 11.00 Gavin & Stacey. Double bill. 12.20 Inside The Ambulance 1.20 Code Black 2.05 Happy Valley 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping UNIVERSAL 6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law & Order 2.00 NCIS 8.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 3.00 Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping DISCOVERY 6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaskan Bush People 8.00 Nazi UFO Conspiracy 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 Battle Castle With Dan Snow 6.00 Wheeler Dealers 8.00 Tanked. The team builds a reef tank for the owner of a winery. 9.00 Street Outlaws: Memphis. New series. JJ invites some of the biggest names in street racing to come to Memphis and race for cash. 10.00 Moonshiners. Josh tries to sell 175 gallons of plum brandy. 11.00 Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail 12.00 Street Outlaws: Memphis 1.00 How It’s Made 3.00 Tanked 3.50 Moonshiners 4.40 Wheeler Dealers 5.30-6am How It’s Made MOVIES SKY CINEMA PREMIERE 6am The Top Ten Show 2018 6.15 Maudie (12, 2016) Drama. ★★★★ 8.15 Rough Stuff (12, 2017) Adventure. ★★★★ 10.25 The Emoji Movie (U, 2017) Animation. ★★ 12.05 The Free World (15, 2016) Drama. ★★★★ 2.00 The Hurricane Heist: The Eye Of The Storm 2.30 The Hurricane Heist (12, 2018) ★★★ 4.20 Maudie (12, 2016) Drama. ★★★★ 6.20 The Emoji Movie (U, 2017) Animated adventure featuring the voice of TJ Miller. ★★ 8.00 The Hurricane Heist (12, 2018) Action thriller starring Toby Kebbell and Maggie Grace. ★★★ 9.50 Shin Godzilla (12, 2016) Fantasy adventure starring Hiroki Hasegawa. ★★★★ 11.55 Rough Stuff (12, 2017) Adventure starring Gareth Rickards and Sam Glissan. ★★★★ 2.05 Double Date (15, 2017) Comedy. ★★★★ 3.40 The Hurricane Heist (12, 2018) ★★★ 5.30-6am Ready Player One: Special SKY CINEMA COMEDY 6.40am Forces Of Nature (12, 1999) ★★ 8.30 Bridesmaids (15, 2011) Comedy. ★★★★ 10.45 Snatched (15, 2017) Comedy. ★★★ 12.30 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (12, 1986) Comedy starring Matthew Broderick. ★★★★★ 2.20 Get Him To The Greek (15, 2010) ★★★ 4.15 Spanglish (12, 2004) Comedy. ★★★★ 6.30 The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear (15, 1991) Comedy. ★★★ 8.00 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (12, 1986) Comedy starring Matthew Broderick. ★★★★★ 9.45 Snatched (15, 2017) Comedy. ★★★ 11.30 Spanglish (12, 2004) Comedy. ★★★★ 1.50 Get Him To The Greek (15, 2010) ★★★ 3.50 This Is Spinal Tap (15, 1984) ★★★★★ 5.20-7.35am Bicentennial Man (PG, 1999) ★★ SKY CINEMA ACTION 6am Pele: Birth Of A Legend (PG, 2016) ★★★★ 8.00 2012 (12, 2009) Adventure. ★★★ 10.45 The Great Wall: Special RADIO RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1 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 Charlie Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00 Benji B 3.00 Niki And Sammy’s Peachy Podcast 4.00-6.30am Early Breakfast Show RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2 6.30am Fearne Cotton 9.30 Trevor Nelson 12.00 Jeremy Vine 2.00 Steve Wright 5.00 Simon Mayo 7.00 The Folk Show 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 Memphis & Martin Luther King: ‘They Wouldn’t Treat Me Like A Man’ 11.00 Old Grey Whistle Test 40 (R) 12.00 Pick Of The Pops (R) 2.00 Radio 2 Playlists 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz 11.15 Once Upon A Time In Mexico (15, 2003) Adventure starring Antonio Banderas. ★★★ 1.05 Ghost In The Shell (12, 2017) ★★★★ 3.05 In A Valley Of Violence (15, 2016) ★★★ 5.00 Pele: Birth Of A Legend (PG, 2016) ★★★★ 7.00 Behind Enemy Lines (12, 2001) Drama. ★★ 9.00 Ghost In The Shell (12, 2017) ★★★★ 11.00 In A Valley Of Violence (15, 2016) ★★★ 1.00 Once Upon A Time In Mexico (15, 2003) Adventure starring Antonio Banderas. ★★★ 2.45 2012 (12, 2009) Adventure. ★★★ 5.30-6am The Great Wall: Special SKY CINEMA ANIMATION 6.45am Blinky Bill: The Movie (PG, 2015) ★★★ 8.20 Hercules (U, 1997) Animation. ★★★ 10.00 Planes (U, 2013) Animation. ★★ 11.40 Curious George (U, 2006) Animation. ★★★ 1.15 Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (U, 1937) Animation. ★★★★★ 2.45 The Incredibles (U, 2004) ★★★★★ 4.45 Planes (U, 2013) Animation. ★★ 6.25 The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) ★★★★ 8.00 Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (U, 1937) Disney animation featuring the voice of Adriana Caselotti and Lucille La Verne. ★★★★★ 9.30 Hercules (U, 1997) Disney animated adventure featuring the voice of Tate Donovan. ★★★ 11.15 Rock Dog (PG, 2016) Animation. ★★★ 12.55 Throne Of Elves (PG, 2016) ★★★ 2.45 The Dragon Spell (U, 2016) ★★★ 4.20-6am Blinky Bill: The Movie (PG, 2015) ★★★ SKY CINEMA DRAMA 7am Gridiron Gang (12, 2006) Drama. ★★★ 9.15 I’ll See You In My Dreams (12, 2015) Comedy starring Blythe Danner. ★★★★ 11.00 Collateral Beauty (12, 2016) ★★★ 12.45 Cafe Society (12, 2016) ★★★★ 2.30 The Top Ten Show 2018 2.45 The Beguiled (15, 2017) ★★★★ 4.30 Money Monster (15, 2016) ★★★ 6.15 Collateral Beauty (12, 2016) Fantasy. ★★★ RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3 6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00 Composer Of The Week: Pachelbel 1.00 News 1.02 Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 3.30 Choral Evensong (R) 4.30 BBC Young Musician 2018 5.00 In Tune 7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert 10.00 Free Thinking. With Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo. 10.45 The Essay: One Bar Electric Memoir 11.00 Late Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night (R) RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4 6am Today 9.00 Soul Music 9.30 The History Of Secrecy (R) 9.45 Book Of The Week 9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman’s Hour 10.56 The Listening Project 8.00 The Beguiled (15, 2017) Period drama starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman . ★★★★ 9.45 The Lucky One (12, 2012) Romantic drama starring Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling. ★★ 11.35 A Mighty Heart (15, 2007) Drama with Angelina Jolie and Dan Futterman. ★★★★ 1.30 Away (15, 2016) Indie. ★★★★ 3.30-6am Zorba The Greek (PG, 1964) ★★★ SKY CINEMA HITS 6am Demolition (15, 2015) Drama. ★★★ 7.55 Hijacked (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★ 9.40 The Karate Kid (PG, 2010) Drama. ★★★ 12.10 Bad Neighbours 2 (15, 2016) ★★★ 1.55 The Top Ten Show 2018 2.10 William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (12, 1996) Drama. ★★★★★ 4.15 Live By Night (15, 2016) Drama. ★★★ 6.30 The Karate Kid (PG, 2010) Drama. ★★★ 9.00 Fifty Shades Darker (18, 2017) Erotic drama sequel starring Dakota Johnson. ★★★ 11.00 Bad Neighbours 2 (15, 2016) Comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. ★★★ 12.45 Friend Request (15, 2016) Horror. ★★★ 2.30 The Top Ten Show 2018 2.45 Life On The Line (15, 2015) ★★★ 4.35-6.20am Finding Altamira (PG, 2016) ★★★ SKY CINEMA GREATS 6.40am Ready Player One: Special 7.10 Steel Magnolias (PG, 1989) Drama. ★★★★ 9.10 Splash! (PG, 1984) Comedy. ★★★★ 11.05 Mean Girls (12, 2004) Comedy. ★★★★ 12.45 Public Enemies (15, 2009) ★★★★ 3.10 The Thin Red Line (15, 1998) ★★★★★ 6.05 Splash! (PG, 1984) Comedy. ★★★★ 8.00 Mean Girls (12, 2004) Comedy starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. ★★★★ 9.45 Taken (15, 2008) Thriller starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. ★★★ 11.30 Kiss Of The Dragon (18, 2001) ★★★ 1.20 Public Enemies (15, 2009) Drama. ★★★★ 3.50-6am Steel Magnolias (PG, 1989) ★★★★ 11.00 Generation Neither (R) 11.30 Big Problems With Helen Keen (R) 12.00 News; LW: Shipping 12.04 Home Front 12.15 You And Yours 12.57 Weather 1.00 The World At One 1.45 Chinese Characters 2.00 The Archers (R) 2.15 Drama: Tommies 3.00 Money Box Live 3.30 Inconspicuous Consumption (R) 4.00 Thinking Allowed 4.30 The Media Show 5.00 PM; LW: Shipping 5.57 Weather 6.00 News 6.30 Sketchtopia 7.00 The Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45 How Does That Make You Feel? 8.00 Unreliable Evidence 8.45 Four Thought 9.00 Costing The Earth (R) 9.30 Soul Music (R); Weather 10.00 The World Tonight 10.45 Book At Bedtime 11.00 Sophie Willan’s Guide To Normality 11.15 The John Moloney Show (R) 11.30 The Digital Human (R) 12.00 News And SKY CINEMA DISNEY 6.30am The Muppet Movie (U, 1979) ★★★★ 8.15 The Aristocats (U, 1970) Animation. ★★★★ 9.45 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (U, 2001) Animated adventure. ★★★★ 11.25 Bedtime Stories (PG, 2008) Fantasy. ★★★ 1.10 Disney’s Blank Cheque (PG, 1994) ★★★ 2.55 The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (U, 2012) Fantasy starring Jennifer Garner. ★★ 4.45 The Aristocats (U, 1970) ★★★★ 6.15 Bedtime Stories (PG, 2008) Fantasy. ★★★ 8.00 The Lone Ranger (12, 2013) Western. ★★★ 10.35 The Muppet Movie (U, 1979) ★★★★ 12.15 The Story Of Robin Hood And His Merrie Men (U, 1952) Adventure. ★★★★ 1.50 Freaky Friday (U, 1976) Comedy. ★★★★ 3.40 College Road Trip (U, 2008) Comedy. ★ 5.15-6.40am Kronk’s New Groove (U, 2005) Animated adventure. ★★★ SKY CINEMA CLASSICS 6am South Pacific (PG, 1958) Musical. ★★★★ 8.30 Wings (12, 1927) Wartime drama. ★★★★ 10.55 Grease (PG, 1978) Musical. ★★★★★ 12.45 The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (15, 1966) Western. ★★★★★ 3.45 Dirty Harry (15, 1971) Thriller. ★★★★★ 5.30 2001: A Space Odyssey (U, 1968) Sci-fi drama starring Keir Dullea. ★★★★★ 8.00 Grease (PG, 1978) Musical. ★★★★★ 10.00 The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (15, 1966) Western. ★★★★★ 1.00 Midnight Express (18, 1978) ★★★★★ 3.10 Easy Rider (18, 1969) Drama. ★★★★★ 4.55-8am The Longest Day (PG, 1962) ★★★★ SKY CINEMA MONSTERS 6am 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (U, 1954) Fantasy adventure with Kirk Douglas. ★★★★ 8.10 After Earth (12, 2013) ★★ 10.00 Godzilla (PG, 1998) Adventure. ★★ 12.30 Shin Godzilla (12, 2016) ★★★★ 2.45 Tremors (15, 1990) Horror. ★★★★★ Weather 12.30 Book Of The Week (R) 12.48 Shipping 1.00 As BBC World Service 5.20 Shipping 5.30 News Briefing; Prayer 5.45 Farming 5.58-6am Tweet (R) RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive 6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 Emma Barnett 1.00 Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport: Champions League Football 2017-18 10.30 Phil Williams 1.00 Up All Night 5.00 Morning Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk 6am Matt And Amy 10.00 Eddy Temple-Morris 1.00 Kate Lawler 4.00 Christian Williams 7.00 Stu Elmore 11pm-6am Overnight 4.30 Godzilla (PG, 1998) Adventure. ★★ 7.00 Shin Godzilla (12, 2016) Adventure. ★★★★ 9.15 Tremors (15, 1990) Horror. ★★★★★ 11.00 Anaconda (15, 1997) Adventure. ★★ 12.45 After Earth (12, 2013) Sci-fi. ★★ 2.40 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (U, 1954) Fantasy adventure with Kirk Douglas. ★★★★ 5.00-6am Sky Cinema Preview SKY CINEMA THRILLER 7.05am Desierto (15, 2015) ★★★ 8.45 Reckless (15, 2015) Drama. ★★ 10.45 Two Down (15, 2015) Comedy. ★★★★ 12.30 Mine (15, 2016) Wartime drama. ★★★★ 2.30 Drone (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★ 4.15 Ocean’s Thirteen (PG, 2007) ★★★ 6.30 Angels & Demons (12, 2009) Thriller. ★★★ 9.00 Rising Sun (18, 1993) Thriller. ★★ 11.10 War Dogs (15, 2016) Comedy. ★★★★ 1.10 Escobar: Paradise Lost (15, 2014) ★★★ 3.20 K-Shop (18, 2016) Horror. ★★★ 5.30-7.10am Angel Flight Down (PG, 1996) ★★ FILM4 freeview 15 11am The Borrowers (U, 1997) Fantasy. ★★★ 12.40 Howl’s Moving Castle (U, 2004) ★★★★ 2.55 Dr Dolittle 2 (PG, 2001) Comedy. ★★ 4.35 Short Circuit (PG, 1986) Comedy. ★★★ 6.35 Speed 2: Cruise Control (PG, 1997) ★★ 9.00 Transporter 2 (15, 2005) Adventure. ★★★ 10.40 Extraterrestrial (15, 2014) Sci-fi. ★★ 12.45-3.10am Four Weddings and a Funeral (15, 1994) Romantic comedy ★★★★★ TCM 5.05pm The Virginian (PG, 1946) Western. ★★ 6.50 Houdini (PG, 1953) Drama. ★★ 9.00 Lethal Weapon 3 (15, 1992) Thriller. ★★★ 11.25 Swordfish (15, 2001) Thriller. ★★★ 1.30 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura 3.30 Hollywood’s Best Film Directors 5.00 Off Set 5.15-6.55am The Virginian (PG, 1946) ★★ TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com 6am The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With Ray Parlour 10.00 Jim White, Tony Cascarino And Bob Mills 1.00 Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00 Danny Kelly and Darren Gough 7.00 Kick-Off. Real Madrid v Juventus. Kick-off at 7.45. Commentary on the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg encounter at the Bernabeu. 10.00 Sports Bar 1.00-6am Extra Time With Adam Catterall TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk 6.30am Julia Hartley-Brewer 10.00 John Nicolson 1.00 Jamie East And Denise Welch 4.00 Afternoon Show 7.00 James Whale Feat Ash 10.00 The Late Night Alternative With Iain Lee 1.00 Paul Ross 5.00-6.30am James Max ............... Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton must watch WHAT? The Americans, 10pm, ITV4. WHY? TV’s best drama since Mad Men continues, as Elizabeth pursues an old source who could help with the summit and Philip deals with business at the travel agency. I’ve launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video Bonkbuster hits climax Email: email@example.com ALEX HAS PIRI PIRI PILLORIED SOMEONE might want to crack a window in the MasterChef kitchen – with the competition getting particularly hot on Monday night’s show as the series entered finals week. But not all viewers were convinced with the amateur chefs’ efforts. Some were left outraged when judges JOHN TORODE and GREGG WALLACE sent home popular pharmacist Moonira Hinglotwala over fashion worker Alex Jorge, above. The focus of their anger was the fact that Portugueseborn Alex’s dish looked like a “posh Nando’s” – chicken, chips and salad. Describing her creation, Alex said: “It’s piri piri chicken ballotine, stuffed with roasted pepper and chorizo, served with smoky chicken wings with a lemon and herb filling, a red pepper puree, salsa verde, chips and salad.” But fans took to the web in droves to complain that Moonira’s elaborate curry had been overlooked in favour of a fast-food favourite. Speaking afterwards, gutted Moonira said: “I gave it my all. There’s nothing more I could have done. I knew it was tight. “There was very little margin in it and someone had to go. “I’m disappointed but at the same time I’m happy that I have come this far and I learned so much.” I know which dish I would have chosen – and it isn’t the curry. soapbox EVA starts struggling to deal with her emotions in CORONATION STREET and has second thoughts about her decision to keep the baby. When the midwife at the antenatal class starts talking about the importance of the father’s involvement, Eva panics about whether she can really do this on her own. Meanwhile, Imran encourages David to plead not guilty to assault on the grounds that he did not understand boxing rules. Soon afterwards, Zeedan tells Ali that he found a steroid needle when he was clearing up after the fight. Ali is convinced David must have taken steroids and that’s what made him attack Gary – but David insists he has never touched them. In HOLLYOAKS, a traumatised Leela reaches breaking point and traps herself in her own web of lies. Twitter: @danwootton MY TEAM: Andy Halls, Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee and Benjy Potter BEEB SEX ROMP VERSAILLES GETS THE GUILLOTINE IT HAS been one of the BBC’s raunchiest ever dramas, with countless sex scenes in the last series including a bathtub romp and an orgy in the palace involving 24 courtesans. VICKY P: I’M A CELEB-REPEAT bi bit bi WIDDECOMBE, ANN K and JONNIE PEACOC EY will STACEY DOOL workebs cel be among tors as ing alongside doc s NHS At part of the Beeb’ be at a 70 season. They’ll pital to busy London hos lities of experience the reant line. life on the NHS fro bit AFTER his suc cess on I’m A Celeb, STA JOHNSON is get NLEY own TV show – ting his His book Kompsort of. which charts the romat, to the EU refe run-up rendum and DONALD TR election, is being UMP’s into a six-part C4 turned drama. NORT GOES EAST THE Russians didn’t have a nice word to say about BBC1 drama McMafia – but it hasn’t stopped them snapping it up to watch themselves. The series, starring JAMES NORTON as the show’s lead character Alex Godman, below, will now go out in Russia on the country’s free-to-air channel, Friday!. In January, when the big-budget drama was first shown here, the Russian Embassy laid into the storyline on Twitter. A post said that the “BBC’s #McMafia depicts Britain as a playground for Russian gangsters” and asked followers to guess how many Russian offenders were currently in UK prisons. Almost 60 per cent of voters correctly guessed the embassy’s answer was “fewer than ten”. Another post read: “Crime rate among Russians in UK is well below national average. Good that our followers are not buying into the cliches BBC is spreading.” Relations have since worsened amid the spy poisoning scandal. There’s plenty of material to inspire series two. But now Versailles is to come to a premature finish after its French maker, cable channel Canal Plus, pulled the plug following a ratings slide. The drama, which had a huge budget of £20million-plus per series, saw viewing figures plummet on the Beeb, despite being packed with steamy action. A source said: “The BBC made a big decision when it bought Versailles from Canal Plus, particularly with all the fullfrontal nudity. “At first, viewers were open to all the pornographic scenes but slowly the BBC saw Versailles’s ratings drop to just one million viewers — and it seems to have had the same effect in France too. “They believe it will have run its course after the third series, which will see Louis XIV achieve absolute power, so they have decided there won’t be a series four.” Canal Plus programming boss Fabrice de la Patelliere confirmed the next series, starting in the summer, will be the last, and he called making Versailles “a wildly ambitious journey”. Its final run will see Louis, played by Brit actor GEORGE BLAGDEN, start a fling with Madame de Maintenon (CATHERINE WALKER). And beside more graphic sex scenes, including two in episode one, Louis will also be confronted by a mysterious prisoner. Meanwhile his brother Philippe, played by ALEXANDER VLAHOS, will get his kit off — again. Let’s see if it can draw in a few more viewers and end on a high. DEB ON HER FEET VICKY PATTISON enjoys the Sydney sunshine after taking part in the Aussie I’m A Celebrity. It comes just over two years after she won the British version – nice work if you can get it. DEBBIE McGEE was a machine on Strictly Come Dancing last year, but the star has revealed she was suffering with insomnia throughout. The former magician’s assistant, whose husband PAUL DANIELS died in 2016, was a runner-up on the BBC1 show with her partner Giovanni Pernice. Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine yesterday she said: “I’d toss and turn and then sleep for two hours and then wake up and not be able to go back to sleep.” l This Morning hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford both suffer coughing fits live on air DIGITAL RADIO • APP VIRGINRADIO.CO.UK 34 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM dear deidre Head to thesun.co.uk/deardeidre to read more readers’ letters. To find how my problem page works, see thesun.co.uk/deardeidrefaqs He’s left after ‘dirty’ stag fling Dear Deidre A MESSAGE on my boyfriend’s phone read: “Are you going to shag her again, mate? She looked right dirty.” I was devastated. I knew my boyfriend must have cheated because the message was from a mate who’d just been with him on a stag weekend in Prague. I’d borrowed his phone to call the doctor because our baby girl was sick and I couldn’t find mine. When I confronted him about the message, he was quick to deny cheating. But it all kicked off and my mum, who we’ve been living with, heard our argument. I felt sick to my stomach but other things were more urgent, so I took our baby to the doctor and I yelled at my boyfriend: “We’ll talk later.” He’d packed and gone when I returned home, saying he was going to his mum’s until I accepted nothing had gone on. I’ve been with him for two years. He’s never been bothered about the baby, as she wasn’t topic4today ONE in five adults in the UK has a tattoo – but two out of five with inkings regret it. There are more remedies these days, explained in my eleaflet Tattoo You Hate? For a copy, email the address below or PM me on my Dear Deidre Facebook page. firstname.lastname@example.org planned. He’s 25 and I’m 23. It’s been two weeks and I can’t decide what to do. He’s changed his mobile number now so this girl can’t reach him but I can’t trust him. To be honest, I don’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth. I thought we’d marry one day and that when he matured a bit, he’d be the responsible adult I wanted him to be. What’s complicated matters further is that my mum had a fiance who cheated on her and jilted her on her wedding day. 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Subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any time. STAN’S LOVE RIVAL: DAY 3 SEX WITH MEN JUST NEVER FELT RIGHT. THEN I GOT DRUNK AND SLEPT WITH A WOMAN, AND EVERYTHING FELL INTO PLACE that even if I take my boyfriend back, he can’t live with us. He says he loves me but if he did, why would he cheat? 0 DEIDRE SAYS: People do cheat, even on partners they love deeply, for a variety of reasons. But whether your boyfriend has had sex with someone else or not, there are clearly lots of problems in your relationship that need sorting before he can ever make you happy or be a good father to his daughter. You say he has never bothered with his own child. She may not have been planned but he is as responsible as you are for her coming into this world. He should be as responsible as you in caring for her too. You also say you can’t believe a word he says – and that won’t be based just on this one incident. I don’t agree with your mum giving you an ultimatum like that based on her own bad experiences. However, you should only have your boyfriend back if he makes a real effort to show you that he loves you and his daughter and is going to be the mature partner you need now, not at some vague time in the future. If he is willing to make the effort, my e-leaflet Cheating – Can You Get Over It? can help. Dear Deidre Buy One, Get One * deidre’s photo casebook ALTHOUGH we have lots of foreplay, as soon as I actually have sex with my girlfriend, I can’t last a minute. I think I get too excited in the process. We are both 25 and have been together for two years. It has taken a while to understand how her body works and what she likes. Sex used to be great for me but not so good for her. Now I’ve taken on board what she told me but if I spend too long pleasuring her, sex Dear Deidre MY husband is aggressive verbally to me and I don’t know if I can keep dropping the kids to him each week when he is so horrible. We split up six weeks ago because he is a recovering alcoholic. He is getting some help but it is better for him to not live with me and the kids right now. He was always getting at me and even now he finds something to be critical of when I leave the children with . . . AT LEAST, I DON’T THINK SO . . . . . . I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT WHAT HAYLEY SAID. I’VE FANTASISED ABOUT LESBIAN SEX – BUT I NEVER THOUGHT I MIGHT BE GAY . . . doesn’t last long for me. It’s so frustrating. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: Premature ejaculation happens when there is high sexual tension. The good news is frequent sex will help solve it. Many couples accept the first time is almost a taster session. Sex the second time is when they take time to pleasure one another – and the guy lasts longer then. There are ways to resolve this problem, as my e-leaflet Self-Help For Premature Ejaculation explains. him. He is endlessly belittling me, even in front of the kids. I’m 38 and he’s 40. He is a good dad but he is getting under my skin. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: Organise a babysitter so you can see him just the two of you. Tell him calmly but firmly that his abuse has to stop. My e-leaflet Standing Up For Yourself explains assertiveness techniques and you can find support through Al-Anon Family Groups (al-anonuk.org.uk, 020 7403 0888). GOSH, HAYLEY, I’D NEVER HAVE BELIEVED IT. I MEAN, IT’S FINE THAT YOU’RE GAY . . . BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT MY PROBLEM IS COME ON, MAGGIE, HOW ABOUT IT? WE HAVEN’T MADE LOVE FOR AGES 1. Email me: email@example.com 2. Private message me on Facebook facebook.com/DearDeidreOfficial 4. Or follow me on Twitter: @deardeidre Dear Deidre I HAVE fallen deeply in love with a girl who goes to our local pub but she’s knocking me back. I’m 30, she’s 27 and we struck up a really good friendship last year. We had sex one night but both agreed it was “no strings” and she then went out with another guy. He was horrible to her and I gradually realised I felt more for her than just friendship. She phoned me when her boyfriend refused to pick her up from a party when she felt ill, so I drove her home. I told her the next day I would so like to make her happy and we made love – yes, it felt like “making love”, not just sex to me. I was the happiest I’d ever been. Now I’ve heard she’s going out with yet another “bad boy” and she won’t return my calls. My brain tells me to forget about her but my heart tells me to keep trying. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: If she is not returning your calls, she is probably trying to let you down gently. For one last try, text inviting her to something specific. If she doesn’t respond, then sadly you have her answer. In that case, my e-leaflet Moving On can help you. NEW MAN GONE SO DISTANT? Dear Deidre EVERY PROBLEM GETS A FREE PERSONAL REPLY usually in 24hrs weekdays 3. Write to me: Deidre Sanders, The Sun, London SE1 9GF (enclose SAE) NICE GUY BUT SHE WANTS BAD BOY . . . OH NO, I CAN’T TURN HIM DOWN AGAIN. I SUPPOSE I’LL JUST HAVE TO GO ALONG WITH IT . . . Continues tomorrow I LEFT my ex for another man I fell heavily for, but he’s gone cold on me now. I’m 32 and have a five-yearold son. I was living with a partner who’s 36 but the spark had gone. He’s not my son’s dad, although the two of them are very close. I met another guy who was 40 and married. He told me his marriage was on the rocks and we grew close. He split up from his wife and I felt elated. He said he had strong feelings for me, so I told my partner I’d found somebody else and he left. My new man instantly went cold as ice on me and now we barely speak. I think I made a mistake telling my partner I didn’t want him. My son misses him so much. We’ve started to see each other again but I still think about the other guy. He made such a play for me – until he got me. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: That other guy plays emotional games and could never be trusted. Stale relationships can often be revived if you both really try. Tell your former partner you want to try again properly. Build in regular couple time and fun family outings. Don’t take one another for granted. DAILY 1GM SPRING might finally be showing signs of emerging from winter but instead of reaching for that feather duster, give your garden a spruce up with JO POULTNEY’s pick of this year’s on-trend accessories for outdoor spaces. Wednesday April 11 2018 ............... Edited by JOELY CHILCOTT SHOCK FALLOUT FROM MONTHS OF PLANNING Stress of wedding made me go bald GROW FOR A GARDEN TREAT V&A Kilburn Fork & Trowel With Pattern, £23, amazon. co.uk Fauna Gardening Gloves, £14.99, John Lewis TOLL . . . Michelle paid a high price for her dream do Butterfly Print Garden Planner, £10, Debenhams Herb Tower, £8, Flying Tiger Potty Welly Boot Planter, £5, Dunelm Gardening Grandpa Mini Gnome, £6, George Home Guardman Creamy Blue Beach Hut Nest Box, £14.99, Argos YOUR wedding day should be one of the best of your life. But Michelle Wilson-Stimson was left so stressed by planning her big day that her hair FELL OUT. Two weeks after saying “I do”, she woke to find clumps on her pillow. And within five months, Michelle, 42, had lost 90 per cent of her hair. The mother of three from Stamford, Lincs, says: “I was horrified. It’s supposed to be a lovely day but it left me so full of anxiety that I’m now bald. “People don’t realise how stressful planning it all is. The big white-wedding dream can become a nightmare.” Michelle said yes when partner Jonathan, 32, a flight safety officer, proposed in May 2013. They set a budget of £8,000. Michelle, a photographer, says: “At first, I was excited. But it became stressful quite quickly. This was my second marriage and after some friends and family made a few jokes about ‘second time lucky’, I felt I couldn’t lean on anyone for help. “I was terrified of being dubbed a Bridezilla, so I took on all the planning. I’d stay up late surrounded by spreadsheets and timelines.” After their chosen venue dropped out, disaster struck again. Michelle says: “The dress arrived faulty. It was too late to reorder and I By JENNY FRANCIS was determined to get a new dress. But everyone thought I was being a diva. “Every dress I tried on in stores was wrong so I resorted to shopping online, which meant I couldn’t try it on. When the dressmaker told me it would only arrive a few weeks before the wedding, my stress levels rose. I couldn’t sleep.” When their landlord decided to sell the home they were renting, their pet dog had to go to live with Michelle’s dad three hours away. Finally the big day arrived on May 23, 2015. Michelle says: “I woke up incredibly nervous. My dress had arrived and only needed a few alterations but all morning I was busy thinking about the day ahead. “I was meant to walk down the aisle to A Thousand Years, by Christina Perri. The song was set to play on Jonathan’s phone but his phone went out of range of the speakers and the song cut off. “I met him at the end of the aisle in eerie silence. It was awful. The wedding had gone wrong before it had even started.” That mishap set the tone. Michelle recalls: “Jonathan wanted a new pair of trousers for the ceremony but he couldn’t find them so he showed up in sandcoloured chinos. I was so annoyed. I sent him home to look for them, then he missed all the photos with his groomsmen and still showed up empty-handed.” Due to a family bereavement a few weeks before, some guests could not make it, while others left early. Michelle says: “As we did our first dance, people started to leave. “I could hardly blame them for not being in the party spirit but we were literally performing to a dwindling audience.” Two weeks later, Michelle — mum to Shaunagh, 23, Will, 20, and Mia, 12 — woke to a grim discovery. She says: “I noticed a clump of hair on my pillow. The next day, my hairbrush was pulling out more than usual. Bald patches began appearing on my hairline. Every morning, clumps were falling out.” After months of begging doctors for answers, she finally got a diagnosis. Michelle says: “The doctor asked if I’d been under any stress and I almost laughed when I told him about planning my wedding. They eventually told me it had caused alopecia. “I was heartbroken. Doctors didn’t know if it would grow back.” Steroid injections failed to solve the problem and Michelle fell into depression. Shaunagh set up a fundraising page to help pay for a wig. Michelle says: “Inside, I was broken. Natural-looking wigs are so expensive. “Seeing the effort Shaunagh put in made me realise I needed to pull through for my kids.” Three years on, Michelle still hopes to regain her hair. She says: “Doctors aren’t confident I’ll ever have a full head of hair again. “But I’m finally accepting myself and learning to be happy — hairless.” COVER UP . . . Michelle today in wig she still needs fore big PRE-NUP . . . be nathan day and with Jo Be 24/7 with your daily fix in The Sun, your weekend indulgence with magazine every Sunday AND D non-stop fashion and beauty news at thesun.co.uk/fabulous 35 36 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM DAILY CAN YOU TELL WHO IS Morph SIMPLE FOODS SWEET POTATO FRITTATA LAST weekend, Declan Donnelly was king of the TV jungle as he presented the live finale of Saturday Night INGREDIENTS (Serves 6-8) 4 tbsp olive oil Takeaway single-handed from the US. It is just the second time in two decades the presenter has 1 red onion, halved and sliced into semicircles 1 garlic clove, grated 2 sweet potatoes (about 450g in total), peeled and finely sliced widthways 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano ½tsp salt and pepper 2–3 handfuls of spinach 8 free-range eggs 75ml milk 100g feta cheese from the heat and set aside. Whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Pour into a 20cm ovenproof frying pan or casserole dish. Add the vegetables, ensuring they are visible, then crumble the feta on top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden and cooked right through. Set aside to cool a little before slicing. l Recipe from The Food Medic For Life: Easy recipes to help you live well every day by Dr Hazel Wallace available now, Yellow Kite, £20 SUN, TEA AND SEX HELP YOU LIVE LONGER SHOP DON’T DROP: Daily shopping trips reduced mortality rates in the elderly by 27 per cent, a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community found. The benefits come from walking and socialising. GET SOME SUN: Swedish researchers who monitored 30,000 women over 20 years found those who enjoy the sun are less likely to die young. Despite the increased risk of skin cancer, vitamin D triggered by sunshine protects against osteoporosis, diabetes and other conditions. WATCH LIVE MUSIC: Going to gigs once a fortnight can increase your lifespan by nine years, according to a study commissioned by the O2. Being at a concert for just 20 minutes increased feelings of wellbeing by 21 per cent. MOW THE LAWN: A 12-year study in Sweden looked at the activity levels of 4,232 people. It found tasks such as cutting the lawn and picking blackberries reduced the risk of a heart attack or stroke by 27 per cent and death by 30 per cent. WE all know a healthy diet, regular exercise and not smoking can help us live longer. But what about less obvious factors? MICHELE O’CONNOR reveals some unusual ways to add years to your life. SEASON WITH ROSEMARY: Researchers investigating 300 centenarians in a remote Italian village found rosemary commonly used in cooking. The old-timers were also freer from heart disease and Alzheimer’s. PUT THE KETTLE ON: Those who drink tea every day have a 35 per cent lower chance of a cardiac arrest, stroke, heart attack or cardiovascular death than those who never do, a US study of 6,200 people found. BOOK A HOLIDAY: Hols can decrease a person’s risk of heart attack and depression as well as improve brain health, according to research by the Transamerica Centre for Retirement Studies. HAVE REGULAR SEX: Those who had sex less than once a month had double the risk of dying prematurely than those who had sex twice a week, a Welsh study revealed. And couples with a healthy sex life can look up to seven years younger, a study by the Royal Edinburgh Hospital found. 1 Do blondes have more fun? ITV reckons there’s a host of reasons why 6 Pop fans are Born This Way to go crazy for our chart-conquering Material Girls 2 Left a little Red-faced here, this pair would love to make their Marx on history 7 With their pick of motors and bulging bank balances, they’re all Geared up 4) Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell, 5) Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge, and Dec, 10) Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Cara Delevingne METHOD: Preheat oven to 200C/400F/ gas mark 6. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. When hot, fry the onion and garlic over a medium heat until soft, about 3-5 minutes. Add the sweet potato slices, dried herbs and salt. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring now and then, until the potatoes have softened and browned. When the potatoes are done, toss in the spinach and cook until wilted. This will take just a minute or so. Remove 1GM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... BLENDED WITH WHO IN OUR FUN QUIZ? the merrier appeared without his partner Ant McPartlin. And Dec joked that he had “twice the amount of work to 37 FASHION IS THE DRESSED WAY TO HELP BEAT CANCER do” going solo. Inspired by faces into single personalities. Dec’s example, GEORGETTE Can you guess who is paired CULLEY and AMY READING had with whom in these pictures? fun morphing pairs of famous The answers are below. By GABRIELE DIRVANAUSKAS 3 These divorcees might agree their marriages turned out the Pitts 4 Have these two old hands still got the X Factor? We’ll be the judge of that 5 This transatlantic combination has come up with a right royal result THE way we dress makes up who we are, but what happens when illness affects how we see ourselves? According to research for the charity Breast Cancer Now, 37 per cent of women who have suffered from the disease said they lost their identity after being diagnosed. And 27 per cent of those said fashion helped them get it back. Former costume designer Clover Lewis discovered a lump on her right breast in 2010 after hugging her fiancé Jon Darke, an app developer. After tests came back negative she decided to have elective surgery to remove the lump. Three days later she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Clover, from Bromley in Kent, says: “I was stunned. The first thing you think is that you’re going to die. “Prior to that, I was really healthy. But cancer doesn’t discriminate.” Clover then had a mastectomy of her right breast and two reconstructions after the first one failed. Having always had a love of fashion, Clover was hit by low self-esteem. She says: “As soon as anyone hears that you’ve had breast cancer, they look at your chest. We’re taught to see symmetry as attractive. “The first attempt at reconstructing my breast had to be taken out as the implant was too small for my body. “It created a lot of scar tissue and became painful. ‘Clothing became like armour for me’ 8 Their fellas linked up on the footie pitch but who is the Top Model here? 9 A tricky few weeks for the TV duo, but they’re still kings of the jungle 10 With their feline features, no wonder this pairing are catwalk queens “The second surgeon and his team did an amazing job. But it still took some time for me to feel confident. “I used to wear things with a low V-neck, but I started to cover up more and wore lots of dark colours. “I had put on weight after the surgery. I couldn’t exercise because of the pain and I became depressed.” But in the 18 months between her reconstruction surgeries, Clover saw a personal stylist – and it did wonders for her confidence. She says: “A lady came to my home and showed me which colours looked good on me. Clothing then became like a form of armour for me. “When I wore an outfit that I felt comfortable and confident in, people interacted with me more as a person rather than a cancer patient. “Fashion is a powerful tool that people can use to support themselves. It can lift your mood and morale.” Clover has been clear of cancer for eight years and designs swimwear for women who have had a mastectomy. She is also supporting the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign, which launches tomorrow. M&S, Debenhams, Simply Be and River Island are donating a minimum of 30 per cent of sales from some of their pieces to fighting breast cancer. Clover says: “Not everyone can do a 5K run, but most people can buy a T-shirt and get involved. “With campaigns like this, you join a revolution that has an impact on people’s lives.” THE 1) Holly Willoughby and Amanda Holden, 2) Vladimir Putin and Jeremy Corbyn, 3) Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, ANSWERS: 6) Madonna and Lady Gaga, 7) Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, 8) Coleen Rooney and Abbey Clancy, 9) Ant 38 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM 1GM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... letters @ the-sun.co.uk The page where you tell Britain what you think IT’S music to my ears that the former owner of BHS, Dominic Chappell, is to sue Sir Philip Green, pictured. And Chappell should never be allowed to be a company director ever again. TOMMY HAZELHURST Selby, North Yorks YET another suspended sentence — this time, Paulette Bromfield gets away with scamming a council out of £64,000. Criminals are given free rein to commit crime knowing they will just get a slapped wrist if Sunday’s headline “Sick as a Pog” should have read “Sick as a Ref”. they are caught. It was poor refereeing that cost TREVOR RODWAY Leicester Man City. No wonder no English I’M fed up with shopping online. ref is going to Russia this year. PETE ASH You have to trawl through Beverley, East Yorks thousands of things because WHY doesn’t Lewis Hamilton, shopping sites don’t pictured, shut up? Because he’s understand that a coat is losing he has to direct his long and not a jacket. frustration at Max VerA coat goes down to stappen. Fair enough, your knees at least. their collision was careless You are better off — but just look at all the at the shops. misdemeanors Hamilton has SANDRA PAICE been responsible for. Cromer, Norfolk THE Sun DEAN GADSBY Bourne, Lincs on Too soft on knife crime HOME Secretary Amber Rudd is to give more than £4million to community projects to stop knife crime in London. £50 LETTER Once these thugs start selling drugs and killing each other, they are way past anything a youth club could help with. She would be better off spending the money on more police and instilling tough sentences. And what about the other cities suffering violence? Will they get a piece of the pie? JUDY GOODWIN Altofts, West Yorks I DESPAIR when I hear people saying that police cuts are not responsible for the rise in crime. It is not only a shortage of bobbies on the beat but it has also led to a shortage of investigators, as shown by certain crimes such as petrol theft not being investigated. TXT US ON 07537 410199 LORD ADONIS, we’re leaving the EU. You’re mad if you think the BBC created Brexit. DAVE, Batley, West Yorks WHAT right has Tony Blair got meeting with German ministers? He’s nobody now and shouldn’t be interfering. He just wants a job in Brussels. BILKO IT’S up to parents to bring our children up with good morals, manners and respect for human life, not the Government or anybody else. BARBARA FISHER EVERY time I look at the TV there’s an ex-gang member working with current gang members and being paid to do so by the Government. This is obviously not working. DAVE O’BRIEN Sheffield IT’S all very well the Home Secretary saying we need to crack down on brutal videos which could be encouraging violence, but she needs to punish the social media giants if they get it wrong. with a scarf. Compare this with the high rate of convictions from traffic camera evidence. Stab someone to death and it is very likely you may never be caught. ROGER LACK Swindon JASON DAVID New Barnet, Herts AMBER RUDD said she will do everything she can to make the streets safe. May I suggest she resigns and lets someone else take over who knows what they are doing? She always has a lot of waffle but nothing ever comes of it. Totally inept. CCTV cameras film every step of our way, yet knife and gun crime is increasing. All you have to do to get away with murder is wear dark clothes with a hood and cover your face THE shocking rise in knife crime can partly be attributed to insufficient police stop-and-search procedures. Despite Amber Rudd’s JIM READ Coulsdon, South East London BRIAN RICHARDSON Romford, Essex CAN someone please tell me what emissions have to do with road tax, which partly pays for maintenance of the highway? Low emissions do not save wear and tear on the road. I am all for a green world but low-emission cars still wear out the roads. MIKE CRYSELL Taunton, Somerset IT seems likely that chemical weapons have been used against civilians, including children, in Syria — which should be punishable by international war crimes tribunals. Or is that not possible when the Syrian regime is backed by a country as powerful as Russia? HOWARD GARDNER Sale, Cheshire MUM Stacey Lewis was right — sexy and pregnancy do not equate. I hate seeing women walking round like a grenade about to explode. It’s a time for gentleness and calm, not flashing to the world. HAZEL WARD York HAS Priscilla Presley lost her memory, suggesting Elvis killed himself? She was only with him for six years. Why does she even keep his name? I’m sure it sounds better than Priscilla Wagner and earns more money. ROSEMARY McKELLOW Evesham, Worcs email, fax, write or comment online We pay £50 for our Star Letter of the day: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax us on 020 7782 4170 or write to Dear Sun, The Sun, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Include your full name and address. You can share your views at thesun.co.uk YOU could win £1,000 with super Sun Bingo. Just check the numbers below against those on grids in play on your gamecard. Complete ONE grid of 15 numbers and you win or share the prize. Claim details are on your card. 71 15 14 44 22 83 Success you have had to hide, for the best of reasons, can now be revealed. If you are in a couple, this can be the start of a special phase. Single? Focus on why a bond could work. You may be surprised to find out a personal achievement feels more rewarding when it is shared with like-minded people. So many people are talking and thinking about you. This creates exciting communication strands in the next few hours. Play your part by not playing games and being as available as you can be. When you pay kindness in advance by doing good deeds, wonderful rewards should line up for you. If you want a journey to become a reality, this is your moment to move and start making some serious plans. Beginning at the end may work better than you expect. In other aspects of your love life, don’t think lack of jealousy equals lack of love. It’s trust that strengthens love.Your source of luck is a play on Radio 4. The moon asks you to be a little more selfish and ring fence some time just for you. Big changes are so close. You need to step back from people who do not want you to enjoy the success coming your way. Your transformer zone is switched on at work, too, where a temporary new role can become permanent. The sun and moon set up a two-way shake-up of your chart bringing work and health choices bang up to date. It also helps you stick to your own true thoughts in relationships. Saying “yes” to please other people is over. Now you speak the truth, and get frank answers. This can lead to amazing love plans. DAVID SWANN Lemington, Newcastle upon Tyne WE will not reduce knife and gun crime here until judges and magistrates start handing out proper punishments. Don’t forget to include your name. Standard text rates from your provider apply ANDY WILKINSON King’s Lynn, Norfolk denial that police cuts are responsible for the bloodbath, they certainly won’t have helped. To omit job losses in the police from her serious violence strategy report was bizarre. So many positive planet influences centre on your sign and you bring sunshine wherever you go. You are also ready and willing to look deeper into your own mind and work out where a bond has gone astray. Single? Your new independence suggests going for someone who is the total opposite of your usual type. 56 28 16 4 Play more Free Bingo at sunbingo.co.uk/freebingo Your chart see-saws from pure pleasure to practical planning. Your gift is to blend the two into a made-to-measure career choice, or a chance to revive a relationship. Single? Someone who, at first, seems flaky can show you such a serious side. You will be ready to start again and truly believe in love. As Jupiter still tracks back, your own sign shimmers with whatmight-have-beens. You can turn this tide and start over in many areas. At work, asking for a chance to get a tricky task right is a correct move. At home, make sure everyone can live with your plans. Love-wise, choosing another Scorpio may be wonderful. What may feel like a major wedge between partners is simple to solve. Stop pretending you don’t care and commit to two-way changes. Single? Resolving a clash over spending can be the start of love. Your chart of family and roots lights up with questions and getting the right answers could make you wealthier. You can be soppy in ways that warm a partner’s heart. If you are fancy-free, someone standing two places away in a queue can catch your eye. There is a deep sense of value in your chart that asks you to show special people how much you appreciate them. That applies to co-workers as well as friends and family. Speaking out about your ambitions can rush you forward before you are ready, so take some time to map out where you want to get to. As the moon glows bright in your integrity zone, stick to your own views on people even when you are falling in love so quickly with someone who has an unusual lifestyle. A golden day in terms of chances, as you see ones that others miss and you are adaptable. The sun and Mercury sharpen your skills base, so you can turn your hand to anything. When the moon takes charge of your sign, love takes over and someone you have been attracted to all year starts to feel the same. 39 40 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM 1GM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... puzzles BRAINBUSTER 9 1 CALL 0906 757 7113 FOR TODAY’S TOUGHIE CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM) 8 1 6 7 3 3 1 8 5 5 3 1 6 7 4 2 2 3 1 Recycled paper made up 78.9% of the raw material for the UK newspapers in 2011. 7 9 Calls for extra clues and answers last no longer than two minutes (Sundial answers may vary). Helpline: 0333 202 3390 (9am-5.30pm). 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We’ve got all your favourite brain teasers 41 42 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM CITY 1GM THE FTSE 100 ROSE 72 TO 7266.75 Boss . . . Robert Walters RECRUITS BOOM OUT OF SMOKE Sun CARD’S MARKED CARD FACTORY has seen annual profits fall after taking a £14.6million hit, it says, from the National Living Wage and weak Pound. The group, which also sells wrappings and gifts, reported pre-tax profits of £72.6million for the year to January 6 HELD TO ACCOUNT BRITAIN’S six biggest accounting firms are facing a regulatory crackdown. BDO, DELOITTE, EY, KPMG, PwC and GRANT THORNTON have been warned by the Financial Reporting Council that it is to increase monitoring. The move is meant to avoid instability in the sector and tackle “systemic deficiencies” in the companies’ networks. The watchdog plans to focus on auditing quality, financial soundness, risk management and controls, and values and behaviours. The FRC said it would publish reports covering the audit quality of each company in June. Tel: 020 7782 4050 e-mail: email@example.com NUKE SITE BLOW 31. Sales were solid in its 915 UK stores despite “tough” trading conditions. Group like-for-like sales jumped 2.9 per cent — a 0.6 per cent pick up on 2016. Boss Karen Hubbard said: “We faced strong headwinds.” EDF is facing delays and cost overruns at a French nuclear plant based on the same technology it plans to use at Hinkley Point. The French utility giant said the problems with weldings on its reactor at Flamanville were worse than previously thought. It warned yesterday the £9.2billion project might need “an adjustment to its timetable and its costs”. The Flamanville plant is the first of three being built in Europe using the next-generation European pressurised reactor technology. The others are at Hinkley Point in Somerset and in Finland. Put ’em up BoE POLICYMAKER: DON’T DELAY INTEREST RATE RISE THE Bank of England should not put off raising interest rates again, one of its top policymakers said yesterday. BP NORTH SEA SPREE BP will develop two North Sea oilfields able to produce a combined 30,000 barrels a day. It will spend £420million on Alligin, west of the Shetland Islands, and Vorlich, in the central North Sea. The sites together hold around 50million barrels of recoverable oil and are expected to begin operation in 2020. They can be developed quickly as they are near existing infrastructure. The firm’s North Sea regional president Ariel Flores said: “These projects follow a period of record investment by BP in the North Sea.” 43 £1 BUYS €1.15, US$1.42 BRENT CRUDE $70.65 Edited by TRACEY BOLES RISING jobs market activity outside London has helped professional recruitment firm ROBERT WALTERS book a double-digit rise in profits. Yesterday it branded Manchester, Milton Keynes and St Albans “standout performers” for recruitment activity as its UK net fee income rose six per cent to £25.2million in the first quarter of 2018. New graduates are staying in Manchester rather than coming to London, the company explained. The hiring market in Milton Keynes is buoyed by the arrival of Network Rail. In the capital, CEO Robert Walters said legal and commerce finance recruitment were “hotspots for growth”. Mr Walters said the “strong” first-quarter performance was in line with market expectations. The firm employs 3,800 staff across 28 countries. Globally, it saw net fee income jump 17 per cent to £88.5million. Germany, Spain and Holland all performed particularly well. And there was strong expansion across Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... Ian McCafferty, a member of the Bank’s nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee, said: “We shouldn’t dally when it comes to tightening policy modestly.” -A BIG LEAPL FOR LABE S UK record label income grew last year at its fastest rate since Britpop. Revenues through sales and streams in all music formats rose 10.6% to £839.4million, against a 10.7% rise back in 1995. The leap was driven by a 9.5% rise in music listening. This was fuelled by the success of established stars like Ed Sheeran and breakthrough artists like Dua Lipa, above. HOLD ON FOR KIP PASSENGERS could soon be sleeping in the cargo holds of planes in plans unveiled by AIRBUS. The planemaker has teamed up with ZODIAC AEROSPACE to develop the lower-deck compartments. The sleeping modules are interchangeable with cargo containers. This means they can be swapped around within normal turnaround times, depending on demand. The first berths are set to be installed on the A330 jet from 2020. Geoff Pinner, of Airbus, said: “This approach to commercial air travel is a step change towards passenger comfort. “We have received very positive feedback from several airlines.” decision was evidence that Britain was more prone to inflation than in the past. Since then, the stock market has factored in another rise as early as May, with another hike possible later in the year. However, some economists believe the probability of this happening is lessening as the economy weakens. Weak data for March contributed to this reappraisal. PMI ratings for construction and services fell sharply to 47.0 and 51.7, respectively, their lowest levels since July 2016, due to the unusually heavy snowfall in late February and early March. Samuel Tombs, the chief UK economist at 85% PANTHEON chance of May MACROECONOMICS said: market hike already is“The pricing priced in by in still an 85 per cent chance of market a May hike. The banker, mocked up in fighting mood, right, pointed to the possibility of faster pay rises and the recent strong pick-up in the world economy to back up his view. The BoE raised rates for the first time in more than a decade last November, from their record low of 0.25 to 0.5 per cent. Underpinning the “But investors have started to doubt the MPC will raise rates twice this year. “The implied probability of two rate hikes by November’s MPC meeting dropped slightly below 50 per cent last week, the first time since early February.” HOSTEL SHEEN SHINE AN advertising campaign that has featured actor Charlie Sheen and singer Mariah Carey has boosted bookings at online site HOSTELWORLD. The site features 36,000 hostels in major cities in 170 countries. The London-listed group said its core brand bookings rose 13 per cent in 2017, thanks largely to its ongoing “unexpected guest” campaign. Last year it featured Sheen, while pop diva Carey, left, appears in the latest ads as the firm continues to invest in marketing. Full-year results CLOSING PRICES A selection of last night’s FTSE closing prices: BARCLAYS rose 3.55 at 214.75 BP up 11.65 at 505.20 CENTRICA down 1 at 142.55 HSBC up 3.2 at 673.50 LLOYDS up 0.41 at 67.06 M&S down 3.5 at 264.50 MORRISONS up 0.7 at 225.40 RBS up 1.5 at 262.90 ROYAL MAIL up 13.80 at 567.00 SAINSBURY’S up 3.9 at 248.60 TESCO up 3.14 at 208.74 Full share prices in Saturday’s paper. showed underlying earnings rose ten per cent to a record £23million in 2017 on revenues of £75.4million. But it remained cautious over trading conditions in Europe and said it continues to face challenges from weak foreign exchange rates. Chief executive Feargal Mooney said: “Market conditions, particularly in Europe, remain uncertain. “While volume bookings are in line with expectations, weaker exchange rates, particularly for the US dollar, remain a significant headwind.” TRADER’S TRIAL A FRENCH former BARCLAYS trader accused of alleged interest rate manipulation in the UK faces trial in his absence in London from today. Philippe Moryoussef has chosen to stay away — saying he would not get a fair hearing in Britain. His lawyer said Moryoussef, once a top derivatives trader, had put himself under the protection of French authorities. A jury was picked at Southwark crown court to hear the case against five defendants in the first trial focusing on the Euribor, the euro counterpart of Libor. Both are benchmarks for trillions of dollars of financial contracts and loans worldwide. 44 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM JWheji Book your advertising 24/7 at: thesun.co.uk/ advertise 9^Wji 1GM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... 45 46 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM GRAND NATIONAL COUNTDOWN: THREE DAYS TO GO ILE BE BACKED MARKET RASEN WITH SUNFORM 2.00 SMARKETS NOVICES’ HURDLE (Class 4); value to the winner £4,549; 2m 1f. (4 runners) 1 2-1F134 MONT DES AVALOIRS 46 (H;BF,D) P Nicholls 5-11-6 .......... H Cobden 88 2 5-61130 THE KING OF MAY 28 B Ellison 4-11-6 ................................. H Brooke l99 3 63-639 MON ELDORADO 98 (TH) P Bowen 6-11-0.............................. S Bowen 95 4 080-5P RUN FOR EVA 13 (H) Laura Morgan 5-10-7......................... P Cowley (5) — BETTING: 4-11 Mont Des Avaloirs, 3 The King Of May, 10 Mon Eldorado WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 1 4 1 1 2017: Dreamcatching 4-10-8 S Sheppard 4-6 Fav (P Nicholls), 6 ran. 2.30 SMARKETS MAIDEN HURDLE (5); to the winner £3,249; 2m 5f. (8 runners) 1 2-P ATAGUISEAMIX 124 (H,TH) P Nicholls 5-11-0 ...................... A P Heskin — 2 FUP5/F- BALKATO DES BOIS 424 R Brisland 7-11-0 ............................. J Quinlan — 3 7 BRADDAN HEAD 49 C Longsdon 5-11-0...................................... J Burke — 4 68-402P MIDNIGHT CHILL 32 J Snowden 6-11-0................................ G Sheehan 90 5 2322732 QUEST FOR LIFE 22 M Walford 6-11-0............................... J Hamilton l99 6 6-22 THE BOTTOM BAR 111 N Henderson 6-11-0............................ D Jacob 84 7 0-83P70 WINDSHEAR 91 (T) Mrs S Leech 7-11-0 ........................ B Hampson (5) 70 8 2F214 CLOONE LADY 18 K Bailey 6-10-7.................................................. D Bass — BETTING: 13-8 The Bottom Bar, 5-2 Quest For Life, 6 Midnight Chill, Cloone Lady WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4 1 2 2017: Cake de L’Isle 5-11-0 A Coleman 7-1 (Jonjo O’Neill), 6 ran. 3.05 SMARKETS HANDICAP HURDLE (4); to the winner £4,874; 2m 5f. (9 runners) 1 121-146 MR SNOOZY F63 (P;CD) M Walford 9-11-12........................ H Brooke l99 2 -310652 ZEN MASTER 16 (H;C) C Mann 6-11-10................................ G Sheehan 91 3 12/87-6 KRUGERMAC 35 (BF) G L Moore 7-11-7........................... Jamie Moore 85 4 -632246 RECKLESS BEHAVIOR 65 (BF) Mrs C Bailey 6-11-6............... S Bowen 98 5 2455617 TOWERING 31 (B;CD) C Dore 9-11-5 ..................................... P Brennan 95 6 5-04831 CHANDOS BELLE 28 (T;D) Stuart Edmunds 5-11-5 ............ C Gethings 97 7 52-4427 POTTERS HEDGER 75 (PH) Mrs L Wadham 6-11-4............ A Coleman 90 8 306- UNBLINKING F21 N Twiston-Davies 5-11-2....................... Mr J Nailor (7) — 9 /24566- TIGER TWENTY TWO 496 B Rothwell 7-10-6 ......................... J Hamilton — BETTING: 11-4 Zen Master, 7-2 Chandos Belle, 5 Krugermac, 6 Unblinking WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4-9 7 3 4 5 2017: Sigurd 5-12-0 A Coleman 7-1 (Jonjo O’Neill), 8 ran. 3.35 SMARKETS HANDICAP CHASE (4); to the winner £6,498; 2m 1f. (4 runners) 1 4-73263 RED DEVIL STAR 81 (T;D) Miss S Smith 8-11-12 ...... J Sherwood (3) l99 2 /3422-4 BALLYCAMP 74 C Pogson 9-11-10.......................................... A Pogson 85 3 1221553 ROXYFET 13 (CD) M Hammond 8-10-13............................ F O’Toole (3) 98 4 6778-5 CHATEAU CHINON 140 S A Harris 6-10-13............................. J Quinlan 97 BETTING: 13-8 Red Devil Star, 9-4 Ballycamp, Roxyfet, 10 Chateau Chinon WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 1 2017: Contre Tous 5-12-7 S Bowen 10-11 Fav (P Nicholls), 4 ran. FORM RED DEVIL STAR (10-10) 8-1 ridden ROXYFET (10-11) 15-2 led 3 out, ridand no extra between last 2, 3rd of 7 den and headed last, kept on, 3rd of (btn 15l) to Drumcliff (11-5) (Ascot 8 (btn 3l) to Applaus (11-12) (Weth2m 3f amat hcap ch (3) £9,608 soft). erby 1m 7f hcap ch (4) £4,809 soft). BALLYCAMP (11-0) 100-1 tailed off, CHATEAU CHINON (11-1) 12-1 weaklast of 4 (well btn) to Sceau Royal ened 2 out, 5th of 7 (btn 32l) to (11-5) (Doncaster 2m nov ch Grd 2 Celtic Flames (10-10) (Hexham 2m (1) £19,932 soft). nov hcap ch (4) £3,769 heavy). 4.10 SMARKETS CHASE (NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP) (3); value to the winner £9,747; 2m 5f. (5 runners) 1 1P-413P MONBEG CHARMER 46 (H,T) C Longsdon 7-11-8 ................... J Burke 98 2 5125326 MARQUIS OF CARABAS 159 David Dennis 8-11-3 .......... A Coleman l99 3 17-1542 BEGGAR’S WISHES 33 (B,T) P Bowen 7-11-2 ......................... S Bowen 97 4 3-22513 REMIND ME LATER 137 G L Moore 9-10-12 .................. Joshua Moore 85 5 272-224 MINELLA SCAMP 14 (T) F O’Brien 9-10-5 ............................. P Brennan 85 BETTING: 5-2 Remind Me Later, 11-4 Beggar’s Wishes, 7-2 Monbeg Charmer WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 2 2017: A Little Magic 6-11-0 A Coleman 5-2 (Jonjo O’Neill), 3 ran. TEMPLEGATE’S BEST BETS # GET the Law on your side for Kempton’s 9.15. INLAWED (nap) has a great record over today’s track and trip. He won twice here last year and was returning from a 10-week break when beaten on his only other try. It’s easy to forgive his latest effort on Southwell’s different all-weather surface and the blinkers he wears for the first time should help sharpen him up. CHANDOS BELLE (3.05 Market Rasen, nb) came good when upped to 2m4f at Huntingdon last time out. She has more to offer over this sort of distance. BEGGAR’S WISHES (4.10 Market Rasen, treble) won twice over hurdles on soft ground. He was also successful on his chase debut in November and he chased home in-form Granville Island at Leicester last month. # # TEMPLEGATE 2.00...........Mont Des Avaloirs 2.30................The Bottom Bar 3.05..........Chandos Belle (nb) 3.35..............................Roxyfet 4.10 .............Beggar’s Wishes 4.40........................Lip Service 5.10......................Dorking Boy TOM PEPPER 2.00...............The King Of May 2.30................The Bottom Bar 3.05 .......................Krugermac 3.35..............................Roxyfet 4.10 ..BEGGAR’S WISHES (nap) 4.40 ................Shockingtimes 5.10 ...........................Ballyellis TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Inlawed (Kempton) and Chandos Belle (double) with Beggar’s Wishes (both Market Rasen). TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: Beggar’s Wishes (Market Rasen) and Regicide (Kempton). SUNRATINGS’ NAP: MARQUIS OF CARABAS (4.10 Market Rasen). SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: SHOCKINGTIMES (4.40 Market Rasen). Buckland Beau 5.45K Burning Bright 5.10M Buzz Lightyere 5.45K Caius College Girl 1.40L Camakasi 7.45K Captain Pugwash 7.45K Caribbean Spring 2.10L Castlelyons 8.15K Cayuga 5.20L Champs Inblue 6.45K Chandos Belle 3.05M Chateau Chinon 3.35M Chicago School 3.15L Choral Music 3.45L Clement 7.15K Cloone Lady 2.30M Compatriot 5.20L Compton Brave 2.10L Connemera Queen 5.45K Count Calabash 8.15K Coverham 7.15K Cyclop 4.40M Dangerous Ends 7.45K Daring Guest 7.15K Dark Side Jazz 6.15K De Little Engine 1.40L Deduce 7.45K Deva Dandy 6.15K Divine Messenger 1.40L Dories Delight 6.45K Dorking Boy 5.10M Dramatic Voice 3.15L Dream Catching 2.40L Duba Plains 3.45L Ellen Gates 3.45L Ertidaad 2.10L Excelleration 2.40L Fair Power 8.15K False Id 1.40L Fennaan 6.15K Fool To Cry 5.20L Four Fifty Three 8.45K Francky Du Berlais 5.10M Free Talkin 3.45L Frozen Lake 7.15K Garth Rockett 3.15L Geetanjali 3.45L Giovanni Medici 8.45K Golden Guide 8.45K Golden Iris 2.40L Gorham’s Cave 5.45K Great Sound 8.15K Guiding Stars 5.10M Gulland Rock 7.15K Haraz 9.15K He’s One Of R Own 6.45K Heavenly Guest 6.15K Helis 5.45K Hidden Stash 3.15L Hipz 3.15L How’s Lucy 1.40L Iconic Boy 8.45K Illustrissime 7.45K Impart 4.20L Inlawed 9.15K Inshaa 3.15L Itsupforgrabsnow 6.15K Iwilldoit 5.10M Ixelles Diamond 1.40L Jacob Cats 8.15K Jazzy Girl 3.45L Jungle George 3.15L Kelly’s Dino 8.15K King’s Coinage 7.45K Kinglami 9.15K Krugermac 3.05M Lawless Secret 8.15K Lenin 8.45K Baie Des Iles, ridden by Katie Walsh has come in for some hefty support for the Grand National. Walsh has come closest to being the first female winner of the race when third on Seabass six years ago. She hopes to better that with Baie Des Iles, trained by her husband Ross O’Sullivan. The horse was backed in from around 33-1 to as short as 16-1 yesterday. Walsh said: “Baie Des Iles is really well at home and we’re looking forward to Saturday. “She has plenty of form nTIC-TAC: Right-handed, sharp track of 1m 2f, with 7 easy fences to a circuit and a 250yd run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): C Longsdon 27-138, B Ellison 25151, N Henderson 23-75, F O’Brien 21-85. THIS SEASON: F O’Brien 6. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): A Coleman 33-170, R Johnson 29-178, P Brennan 22-94, S TwistonDavies 20-88. THIS SEASON: A Coleman 8. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Mon Eldorado (2.00), Beggar’s Wishes (4.10), Francky Du Berlais (5.10). Round trip of 620 miles. nTRICAST: 3.05 nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Ataguiseamix (2.30). nLIVE ON RUK GOING: SOFT FORM out, switched right last, btn 23/4l by MONBEG CHARMER pulled up latest, Granville Island (11-7) (6 ran) (Leicearlier (11-8) 7-2 led until 4 out, no ester 21/2m hcap ch (3) £8,382 heavy). extra, 3rd of 9 (btn 16l) to Relentless Dreamer (11-1) (Ludlow 3m hcap ch REMIND ME LATER (10-13) 4-1 kept on 2 out, 3rd of 10 (btn 10l) to (3) £15,640 good to soft). Toviere (11-0) (Ascot 3m nov hcap MARQUIS OF CARABAS (10-3) 8-1 in ch (3) £7,798 good to soft). mistake 4 out, outpaced, last of 6 (btn 33l) to Guitar Pete (9-12) MINELLA SCAMP (11-7) 11-2 weakened last, 4th of 8 (btn 31l) to Red (Wetherby 2m 3f Listed hcap ch (1) Infantry (11-8) (Warwick 3m nov £15,661 good to soft). hcap ch (4) £6,498 soft). BEGGAR’S WISHES (11-7) 9-2 rallied 4 4.40 1.40 .........................................Ixelles Diamond 2.10........................................................Ertidaad 2.40...............................................Excelleration 3.15 ...............................................................Hipz 3.45 ....................................................Geetanjali 4.20.....................................Roundabout Magic 4.50 ........................................................Lubinka 5.20.........................................................Amanto TOM PEPPER FORM 1.40 ......................................................Rattle On 2.10................................................Quick Monet 2.40...............................................Excelleration 3.15 .............................................Garth Rockett 3.45 ....................................................Geetanjali 4.20 .........................................Powerful Dream 4.50 ........................................................Lubinka 5.20 ..................................................Compatriot Smokin Barrels (11-11) (Wincanton LIP SERVICE (11-10) 11-4 fav ham3m 1f hcap ch (3) £9,357 soft). pered 2 out, weakened, 5th of 9 (btn 9l) to Tzar De L’Elfe (10-9) (Sandown RUSSBOROUGH (12-3) 12-1 plugged 1 on, 4th of 9 (btn 18l) to Abracadabra 2 /2m nov hcap hdle (4) £4,549 soft). Sivola (11-12) (Kempton 3m hcap ch CYCLOP pulled up latest, earlier (11(4) £7,408 soft). 10) 6-1 kept on, 4th of 9 (btn 19l) to MILLY BALOO (10-6) 11-1 kept on flat, The Artful Cobbler (11-3) (Lingfield 4th of 10 (btn 12l) to Rons Dream (113m 5f hcap ch (3) £9,634 heavy). 10) (Haydock 23/4m (2) £30,950 soft). SHOCKINGTIMES (11-4) 7-1 led 2 out, kept on, bt Buffalo Ballet (10-11) 7l (9 SQUARE VIVIANI (11-4) 12-1 one pace, 3rd of 4 (btn 19l) to Allmyown ran) (Haydock 2m 7f (4) £6,498 soft). (10-4) (Wetherby 2m 5f hcap ch (4) THEDRINKYMEISTER (11-6) 12-1 one £4,809 heavy). pace, 7th of 9 (btn 29l) to Two 5.10 nTIC-TAC: L-H Polytrack AW course, 1m 2f round. There is a 2f run-in. nDRAW: Little effect. nLEADING TRAINERS (20132018): M Johnston 66-412, A Balding 60-342, S Dow 39-312, L Carter 34-401. THIS SEASON: A Watson 10. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): S W Kelly 62-586, D Probert 61-479, L Keniry 60623, M Harley 48-372. THIS SEASON: T Marquand 10. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Ravenhoe (2.10. Round trip of 540 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nLIVE ON ATR SMARKETS STANDARD OPEN NH FLAT RACE (5); value to the winner £2,274; 2m 1f. (10 runners) Lip Service 4.40M Live Dangerously 5.45K Lubinka 4.50L Luv U Whatever 8.15K Maazel 7.15K Magnificent 6.15K Marquis Of Carabas 4.10M Master Grey 8.45K Master Of Heaven 2.10L Mercers 9.15K Midnight Chill 2.30M Millie May 5.45K Milly Baloo 4.40M Minella Scamp 4.10M Mishaal 9.15K Mon Eldorado 2.00M Monbeg Charmer 4.10M Mont Des Avaloirs 2.00M Mossgo 4.20L Mr Snoozy 3.05M Muhajjal 7.15K Myplaceatmidnight 5.10M New Orleans 2.40L New Rich 9.15K Nordic Passage 6.45K One Flew Over 6.45K Ortenzia 7.45K Paco Filly 2.10L Paco’s Prince 6.15K Paddy A 7.45K Pak Choi 6.15K Parisian 8.45K Passionate Love 6.45K Perfect Hustler 6.45K Perfect Pastime 3.15L Piazon 4.20L Pilot Wings 6.15K Place Des Vosges 4.50L Porto Ferro 9.15K Potters Hedger 3.05M Powerful Dream 4.20L Poyle Charlotte 6.15K Quest For Life 2.30M Quick Monet 2.10L Rattle On 1.40L Ravenhoe 2.10L Reckless Behavior 3.05M Red Devil Star 3.35M Red Invader 9.15K Red Sniper 1.40L Regicide 8.15K Remind Me Later 4.10M Robert The Painter 3.15L Rock Icon 7.15K Ross Raith Rover 5.45K Roundabout Magic 4.20L Roxyfet 3.35M Run For Eva 2.00M Run With Pride 9.15K Russborough 4.40M Sandfrankskipsgo 4.20L Say About It 8.45K Scimitar 6.45K Scoones 5.20L Screaming Gemini 7.15K Secret Asset 4.20L Settle Petal 5.45K Shockingtimes 4.40M Silver Mountain 5.20L Sir Jamie 1.40L Smiley Bagel 5.20L Snow Mobile 4.50L Sod’s Law 6.15K Sounds Approving 6.45K Space War 3.15L Square Viviani 4.40M ing forward to riding in the race again — and especially for Ross. “Every runner has a chance in the National, you just 1.40 HANDICAP (Class 6); winner £3,105; 1m. (10 runners) 1 (2) 595- WITH APPROVAL 102 (CD) L Mongan 6-9-7 G Downing 2 (8) 484- DIVINE MESSENGER 144 E Owen 4-9-4.......... J F Egan 3 (6) 6642 DE LITTLE ENGINE 7 A Dunn 4-9-3 ............. L Keniry 4 (4) -480 HOW’S LUCY 7 (BH) J Chapple-Hyam 4-9-2 D Brock 5 (1) 7642 RATTLE ON 7 (P;CD) J Boyle 5-9-2..... C Bennett (3) 6 (7) 5-05 IXELLES DIAMOND 51 (VH;CD) L Carter 7-9-0.... K Fox 7 (5) 1798 SIR JAMIE 14 (B;CD) A Carroll 5-8-13....... D Probert 8 (3) 0-05 FALSE ID 14 (T;BF) J Farrelly 5-8-12....... S Donohoe 9 (10) 78/6 RED SNIPER 11 R Brisland 4-8-12 ........ T Marquand 10(9) 6869 CAIUS COLLEGE GIRL 7 (H) A Wintle 6-8-12. F Marsh (5) Sir Jamie l 99, Divine Messenger 98, How’s Lucy 97. 5-2 Rattle On, 7-2 De Little Engine, 7 Ixelles Diamond Squire 5.45K St James’s Park 2.10L Storm Again 8.45K Stuccodor 5.20L Sula Island 7.45K Sunday Best 8.45K The Bottom Bar 2.30M The Bunnyman 5.10M The Groove 5.45K The King Of May 2.00M The King’s Steed 5.45K The Yellow Bus 3.15L Thedrinkymeister 4.40M Tiger Twenty Two 3.05M Toormakeady 4.50L Touch The Clouds 2.10L Towering 3.05M Unblinking 3.05M Vallarta 9.15K Viola Park 3.15L Whitecrest 9.15K Windshear 2.30M With Approval 1.40L Zen Master 3.05M Zipedeedodah 4.20L 2.10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (6) (3) (4) (2) (7) (5) (9) (8) (1) HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105; 1m. (9 runners) 2573 RAVENHOE 15 (CD) M Johnston 5-9-7...... A Breslin (7) 1145 ERTIDAAD 7 (H,V;C,D) S Best 6-9-4....... H Burns (7) 1664 TOUCH THE CLOUDS 11 (C,D) W Stone 7-9-2....... H Doyle 648- CARIBBEAN SPRING 127 G Margarson 5-9-2 J Elliott (5) 8638 PACO FILLY 49 N Evans 4-9-0 ................. G Downing 36P5 ST JAMES’S PARK 20 R J Smith 5-8-13 .......... K Fox 9-42 QUICK MONET 15 (H) S Harris 5-8-12...... C Bennett (3) 773- MASTER OF HEAVEN 115 (P) J Boyle 5-8-12 J Mitchell 430- COMPTON BRAVE 110 J R Jenkins 4-8-12 T Marquand Caribbean Spring l 99, Touch The Clouds 98, Master Of Heaven 97. 3 Ravenhoe, 4 Touch The Clouds, Ertidaad, 6 Quick Monet 2.40 1 2 3 4 NOVICE AUCTION STAKES (5); winner £3,752; 7f. (4 runners) (2) DREAM CATCHING A Balding 3-8-11 ....... D Probert (3) EXCELLERATION J Fanshawe 3-8-11..... G Wood (3) (1) 8223 NEW ORLEANS 7 (P) H Palmer 3-8-11................. J Gordon (4) GOLDEN IRIS J Portman 3-8-6.................... R Hornby New Orleans l 99. 11-8 New Orleans, 2 Excelleration, 4 Dream Catching to happen. It will be great to be part of the race again.” The ground at Aintree is soft with rain forecast over the next few days and showers also threatening on raceday. ALL WHITE NOW . . . Baie Des Iles and Katie Walsh GOING: STANDARD TEMPLEGATE 1 /126-45 LIP SERVICE 33 (H,T;BF) F O’Brien 9-12-0 ............................. P Brennan — 2 -82154P CYCLOP 31 (P,T;C,D) David Dennis 7-11-12........................ H Teal (7) l99 3 P/FR2U1 SHOCKINGTIMES 21 (B,T;D) J Snowden 11-11-11............. T J O’Brien 91 4 14-F227 THEDRINKYMEISTER 34 (P;D) H Daly 9-11-11 .................... R Johnson 98 5 P/4-254 RUSSBOROUGH 25 (P) Miss V Williams 9-11-8 .................... C Deutsch 97 6 13-2R24 MILLY BALOO 11 T Easterby 7-11-5 ............................................ D Cook 85 7 -3FP443 SQUARE VIVIANI 22 (PH) M Hammond 7-11-3 ................ F O’Toole (3) 90 BETTING: 13-8 Shockingtimes, 4 Lip Service, 5 Milly Baloo, 7 Cyclop, 8 Thedrinkymeister, 10 Russborough, 12 Square Viviani WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 2 2017: Ganbei 11-11-5 H Bannister 11-4 (M W Easterby), 4 ran. 1 1-4 MYPLACEATMIDNIGHT 161 (BF,CD) N King 6-11-7 .......... T Whelan l99 2 BALLYELLIS N Twiston-Davies 5-11-0 .......................... S Twiston-Davies — 3 BURNING BRIGHT (HH) B Case 5-11-0....................................... D Jacob — 4 37 FRANCKY DU BERLAIS 162 (TH) P Bowen 5-11-0 ............. J Bowen (3) — 5 0-27 GUIDING STARS 28 (HH) H Whittington 5-11-0..................... G Sheehan — 6 5 IWILLDOIT 55 Sam Thomas 5-11-0........................................... C Deutsch — 7 2 AKARITA LIGHTS 39 J J Quinn 4-10-8........................................ C R King — 8 ANY MINUTE NOW C Longsdon 4-10-8 ........................................ J Burke — 9 DORKING BOY (TH) Tom Lacey 4-10-8................................... R Johnson — 10 THE BUNNYMAN Emma Lavelle 4-10-8................................ P Cowley (5) — BETTING: 7-2 Akarita Lights, 4 Dorking Boy, 5 Ballyellis, 6 Myplaceatmidnight, The Bunnyman, 12 Iwilldoit, Any Minute Now, 14 Burning Bright WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 2017: Who’s My Jockey 4-10-8 R Johnson 13-8 Fav (P Hobbs), 9 ran. Katie’s Baie all the rage LINGFIELD MOLSON COORS HANDICAP CHASE (4); value to the winner £6,498; 3m. (7 runners) ABC CHECK: K-Kempton, L-Lingfield, M-Market Rasen Akarita Lights 5.10M Amanto 5.20L Amourice 4.50L Ann Without An E 4.50L Annie Mae 4.50L Any Minute Now 5.10M Ashazuri 5.45K Ataguiseamix 2.30M Attain 5.20L Azari 8.15K Bahamian Heights 4.20L Balkato Des Bois 2.30M Ballycamp 3.35M Ballyellis 5.10M Barrsbrook 5.45K Beggar’s Wishes 4.10M Bertie Blu Boy 3.15L Billyoakes 9.15K Birds Of Prey 8.15K Boing 6.45K Bombero 7.45K Bosham 4.20L Bostonian 7.45K Bounty Pursuit 7.15K Boychick 7.45K Braddan Head 2.30M By TOM PEPPER THE punters reckon it could be Baie day at Aintree on Saturday. on heavy ground. I’m look- don’t know what is going 3.15 HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105; 7f. (13 runners) 1 (12) -714 VIOLA PARK 9 (P;D) R Harris 4-9-7.......... T Clark (3) 2 (3) 54-8 SPACE WAR 15 (T;CD) M W Easterby 11-9-7.... H Shaw (7) 3 (2) 90-9 THE YELLOW BUS 95 (D) J Farrelly 5-9-7 S Donohoe 4 (10) 14-4 GARTH ROCKETT 23 (P,T;CD) B Powell 4-9-6 . M Dwyer 5 (1) 00-0 ROBERT THE PAINTER 77 (B) D Steele 10-9-5 ... K Fox 6 (4) -700 CHICAGO SCHOOL 30 (PH) N Evans 5-9-5... G Downing 7 (7) 4275 HIPZ 11 (V;D) G Margarson 7-9-5............. J Elliott (5) 8 (11)0744 BERTIE BLU BOY 7 (P;CD) L Williamson 10-9-2 K Lundie (5) 9 (6) 8408 HIDDEN STASH 10 (P;CD) W Stone 4-9-2......... H Doyle 10(9) 001- PERFECT PASTIME 191 (CD) J Boyle 10-9-1 . P Bradley (5) 11(5) 6503 INSHAA 10 (HH,T) P McEntee 6-8-7 ............ D Brock 12(13) 979- JUNGLE GEORGE 149 (P) H Spiller 4-8-7 .... J Quinn 13(8) 4476 DRAMATIC VOICE 19 (H) K C-Brown 5-8-7 K O’Neill The Yellow Bus l 99, Garth Rockett 98, Hipz 97. 4 Garth Rockett, 5 Viola Park, Perfect Pastime, 6 Bertie Blu Boy, 7 Hipz, 10 Chicago School, 12 Inshaa, Space War 3.45 1 2 3 4 5 6 (3) (2) (5) (4) (6) (1) HANDICAP (6); 3-y-o; winner £3,105; 7f. (6 runners) 6611 GEETANJALI 5 (D) M Bell 9-12(6ex) ....... C Noble (5) 4756 DUBA PLAINS 14 M Channon 9-11 ............ C Bishop 66-8 ELLEN GATES 12 R Hughes 9-7 ................ S W Kelly 800- CHORAL MUSIC 170 J Portman 9-3.......... R Hornby 6-54 FREE TALKIN 47 M Attwater 9-0....................... K Fox 975- JAZZY GIRL 140 B Powell 8-13................ E Greatrex Geetanjali l 99, Free Talkin 98, Duba Plains 97. 11-8 Geetanjali, 4 Free Talkin, 5 Duba Plains, Jazzy Girl, 8 Ellen Gates, 14 Choral Music 4.20 HANDICAP (5); winner £3,752; 5f. (10 runners) 1 (2) -791 BOSHAM 9 (B,T;D) M W Easterby 8-9-10(6ex) . H Shaw (7) 2 (7) 8609 BAHAMIAN HEIGHTS 9 (D) P McEntee 7-9-7... D Brock 3 (1) 7763 IMPART 7 (BF,D) L Mongan 4-9-5 ................... J Fahy 4 (6) 3977 PIAZON 19 (B,H;D) J Butler 7-9-5 ............ J Bryan (5) 5 (9) -761 ROUNDABOUT MAGIC 43 (CD) S Dow 4-9-2 . T Marquand 6 (4) 65-3 POWERFUL DREAM 9 (P;CD) R Harris 5-9-2 D Probert 7 (10)8655 ZIPEDEEDODAH 20 (T,VH;CD) J Tuite 6-9-1 P-L Jamin (7) 8 (3) -852 SANDFRANKSKIPSGO 19 (T;CD) P Crate 9-8-10 S W Kelly 9 (8) 5-76 MOSSGO 19 (T;CD) J Best 8-8-9....................... K Fox 10(5) -754 SECRET ASSET 13 (P;CD) L Williamson 13-8-7 .. R Hornby Mossgo l 99, Powerful Dream 98, Sandfrankskipsgo 97. 5-2 Roundabout Magic, 5 Powerful Dream, 6 Bosham 4.50 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 FILLIES NOVICE AUCTION STAKES (6); 3-y-o; £3,105; 1m 4f. (7 runners) (7) 22-3 AMOURICE 13 (H) J Chapple-Hyam 8-12........ J Gordon (4) 59 ANNIE MAE 21 A Balding 8-12 ................... R Hornby (6) 646- ANN WITHOUT AN E 178 M Channon 8-12 J F Egan (1) 236- LUBINKA 180 P Chapple-Hyam 8-12......... J Mitchell (3) 0- PLACE DES VOSGES 154 D Menuisier 8-12...... F Berry (2) 00 SNOW MOBILE 26 L Mongan 8-12.................. J Fahy (5) 6 TOORMAKEADY 19 J Portman 8-12..... R Kingscote Ann Without An E l 99, Lubinka 78. 4-7 Lubinka, 9-4 Amourice, 8 Ann Without An E, 25 Annie Mae 5.20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (4) (2) (8) (6) (5) (1) (3) (9) (7) HANDICAP (5); winner £3,752; 1m 4f. (9 runners) /191 CAYUGA 5 (C) B Johnson 9-9-13(6ex)........... R Ryan (5) 09/2 STUCCODOR 34 (V) C Dore 9-9-7............... H Turner 62-5 AMANTO 35 (P,T;C,D) A Stronge 8-9-6.. G Wood (3) 6123 SMILEY BAGEL 18 (BF,CD) E Walker 5-9-2 .... R Kingscote 1/59 FOOL TO CRY 28 J Farrelly 5-9-2.............. T Clark (3) 10-4 SCOONES 32 (C) J Fanshawe 4-9-1 ......... D Muscutt -112 COMPATRIOT 34 (BF,D) O Murphy 4-9-1 ..... J Spencer 5311 ATTAIN 18 (CD) A Watson 9-9-0................ P-L Jamin (7) 70/8 SILVER MOUNTAIN 18 (C,D) J R Jenkins 7-8-8.. G Mangan (7) Fool To Cry l 99, Smiley Bagel 98, Cayuga 97. 2 Compatriot, 9-2 Attain, 5 Smiley Bagel, 11-2 Stuccodor 1GM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... GET YOUR 12-PAGE AINTREE FAVOURITE TOMORROW KEMPTON 5.45 GOING: STANDARD HANDICAP (Class 6); winner £3,105; 1m. (14 runners) 1 (4) 5206 BUCKLAND BEAU 50 (P;C) C Fellowes 7-9-8 .. A Beech (7) 2 (3) 235- THE GROOVE 176 (T;D) F O’Brien 5-9-8 ... K Shoemark 3 (12) 9-08 HELIS 46 (D) M Scudamore 5-9-8................. L Keniry 4 (6) -446 ROSS RAITH ROVER 70 (D) L Carter 5-9-7 ..... K Fox 5 (2) 0372 SQUIRE 30 (T;D) M Attwater 7-9-7 ............... R Havlin 6 (1) 374- ASHAZURI 175 (H;D) J Portman 4-9-6. A J McNamara (3) 7 (13) 4-75 BARRSBROOK 21 G L Moore 4-9-5........... H Crouch 8 (11) 7-78 CONNEMERA QUEEN 51 J Butler 5-9-4.... T Queally 9 (5) 553- GORHAM’S CAVE 168 (HH) A Stronge 4-9-4 T Marquand 10(14) 195- BUZZ LIGHTYERE 183 (D) P Hide 5-9-4 ....... A Kirby 11(10) 6-52 SETTLE PETAL 19 P Phelan 4-9-3 ....... P Bradley (5) 12(7) 3113 THE KING’S STEED 7 (B,T;BF,D) S Lycett 5-8-9 .... S De Sousa 13(9) 50-9 LIVE DANGEROUSLY 7 (P;D) J Bridger 8-8-8. K O’Neill 14(8) 080- MILLIE MAY 247 J Fox 4-8-7.......................... H Doyle Buckland Beau l 99, Ross Raith Rover 98, Connemera Queen 97. 4 The King’s Steed, 5 Squire, 6 Gorham’s Cave, Settle Peta 6.15 1 (8) 2 (7) 3 (4) 4 (10) 5 (9) 6 (6) 7 (5) 8 (11) 9 (1) 10(3) 11(2) NOVICE AUCTION STAKES (6); 3-y-o; winner £3,234; 7f. (11 runners) 51- FENNAAN 200 (H,T;D) J Gosden 9-9........... R Havlin -521 PAK CHOI 19 (CD) A Balding 9-9 .............. O Murphy 70- DARK SIDE JAZZ 168 J Ryan 9-2 .......... S De Sousa DEVA DANDY C Cox 9-2 ................................. A Kirby 48- HEAVENLY GUEST 166 G Margarson 9-2. T Queally 422- MAGNIFICENT 200 R Hannon 9-2......... T Marquand 8- PACO’S PRINCE 289 C Fellowes 9-2...... S Donohoe PILOT WINGS R Charlton 9-2 ................ K Shoemark 2- SOD’S LAW 119 H Morrison 9-2 .......... C Bennett (3) 7 ITSUPFORGRABSNOW 29 I Furtado 8-11 ... T Eaves 5- POYLE CHARLOTTE 198 M Madgwick 8-11 ... L Keniry Magnificent l 99, Fennaan 92, Pak Choi 77. 5-2 Magnificent, 11-4 Sod’s Law, 7-2 Pak Choi, 6 Fennaan 6.45 NOVICE AUCTION STAKES (6); 3-y-o; winner £3,234; 7f. (10 runners) 1 (2) 721- PERFECT HUSTLER 169 (C) J Noseda 9-9 J F Egan 2 (3) BOING R Hannon 9-2 ...................................... H Doyle 3 (7) 60- CHAMPS INBLUE 266 P Phelan 9-2 .... P Bradley (5) 4 (8) DORIES DELIGHT S Kirk 9-2 ............... M Godwin (3) 5 (4) HE’S ONE OF R OWN J Tuite 9-2 ............. E Greatrex 6 (9) NORDIC PASSAGE J Gosden 9-2 ................ R Havlin 7 (1) ONE FLEW OVER I Williams 9-2 .............. G Downing 8 (5) SCIMITAR R Hannon 9-2 ........................ T Marquand 9 (6) 75 SOUNDS APPROVING 18 C Cox 9-2............. A Kirby 10(10) PASSIONATE LOVE R Charlton 8-11 .......... Doubtful Perfect Hustler l 99, Sounds Approving 73. 7-4 Nordic Passage, 7-2 Perfect Hustler, 5 Scimitar, 6 Boing 7.15 HANDICAP (5); winner £3,752; 7f. (10 runners) 1 (1) 105- BOUNTY PURSUIT 110 (CD) M Blake 6-9-6.. M Godwin (3) 2 (8) 1-27 MUHAJJAL 28 (T;BF,D) G Peckham 4-9-6 ......... R Ryan (5) 3 (10) 0-74 DARING GUEST 44 (CD) G Margarson 4-9-5 J Elliott (5) 4 (4) 06-0 GULLAND ROCK 21 (CD) A Carson 7-9-4 W Carson 5 (2) 8634 MAAZEL 27 (P) Miss J Feilden 4-9-4........... S Birkett (3) 6 (5) 1278 ROCK ICON 23 J Hughes 5-9-3 ..................... J Quinn 7 (6) 250- SCREAMING GEMINI 233 (B) R Varian 4-9-3. D Egan (3) 8 (7) 1223 FROZEN LAKE 7 (P;CD) J G O’Shea 6-9-3 B Robinson (5) 9 (9) 8671 CLEMENT 7 (V;CD) J G O’Shea 8-9-3(6ex) . R Havlin 10(3) 3-41 COVERHAM 19 (P;CD) J Eustace 4-9-2....... L Morris Bounty Pursuit l 99, Maazel 98, Rock Icon 97. 3 Coverham, 4 Clement, 7 Maazel, Daring Guest, Frozen Lake 7.45 HANDICAP (5); winner £3,752; 1m 3f. (12 runners) TEMPLEGATE 5.45 .................................................Settle Petal 6.15.................................................Magnificent 6.45 ..........................................Nordic Passage 7.15............................................Bounty Pursuit 7.45 ......................................................Bombero 8.15 ...............................................Birds Of Prey 8.45 ..........................................Four Fifty Three 9.15 ............................................INLAWED (nap) TOM PEPPER 5.45...........................................................Squire 6.15.......................................................Pak Choi 6.45...........................................Perfect Hustler 7.15 .......................................................Muhajjal 7.45 .........................................Dangerous Ends 8.15...............................................Regicide (nb) 8.45....................................................Iconic Boy 9.15 .................................................Red Invader nTIC-TAC: R-H AW Polytrack with 3f run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): J Gosden 71-328, R Hannon 61-528, J Fanshawe 60-313. THIS SEASON: R Hannon 3. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): A Kirby 112-785, L Morris 100-1051, M Harley 63-441. THIS SEASON: O Murphy 10. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Kelly’s Dino (8.15) & Golden Guide (8.45). Round trip of 490 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Champs Inblue (6.45), Camakasi (7.45). nJACKPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON RUK 8.15 HANDICAP (3); winner £9,338; 1m 3f. (11 runners) 1 (4) 011- CASTLELYONS 130 (H;C) R Stephens 6-9-8 .. R Kingscote 2 (10) 211- BIRDS OF PREY 217 P Nicholls 4-9-7 M Nicholls (5) 3 (2) 165- GREAT SOUND 166 R Hughes 4-9-7 ......... S W Kelly 4 (7) 5-15 REGICIDE 26 (BF) J Fanshawe 5-9-6........ D Muscutt 5 (8) 36-7 JACOB CATS 11 (V;CD) W Knight 9-9-5 S De Sousa 6 (11) 0-78 AZARI 26 A Dunn 6-9-4.................................. L Keniry 7 (1) 353- COUNT CALABASH 226 Eve J-Houghton 4-9-3 ... C Bishop 8 (3) 2334 LAWLESS SECRET 19 S Crisford 4-9-2.... O Murphy 9 (5) 1322 KELLY’S DINO 11 (BH;BF) K Burke 5-9-1 ........ B Curtis 10(9) 039- FAIR POWER 184 S Kirk 4-8-13........... M Godwin (3) 11(6) 2166 LUV U WHATEVER 4 (D) Mrs M Fife 8-8-7......... H Doyle Lawless Secret l 99, Castlelyons 98, Regicide 97. 3 Castlelyons, 4 Birds Of Prey, 9-2 Kelly’s Dino, 6 Regicide 8.45 1 (8) 2 (4) 3 (1) 4 (6) 5 (10) 6 (5) 7 (3) 8 (9) 9 (2) 10(7) HANDICAP (6); 3-y-o; winner £3,105; 1m 3f. (10 runners) -643 SAY ABOUT IT 84 J S Moore 9-7 ............... W Cox (5) 567- MASTER GREY 260 B Millman 9-7 ........... O Murphy 0-75 ICONIC BOY 19 (BF) D Elsworth 9-6 ........ D Egan (3) 80-9 PARISIAN 21 (BH) R Beckett 9-5.............. L Steward -342 FOUR FIFTY THREE 23 M Tompkins 9-5.... S De Sousa 9-00 STORM AGAIN 35 P Hide 9-5 ................ S Woods (7) 780- GIOVANNI MEDICI 168 S Durack 9-5 ........ S W Kelly 05-4 GOLDEN GUIDE 21 K Burke 9-3................... B Curtis 6-65 LENIN 8 J S Moore 9-3................................... L Keniry 007- SUNDAY BEST 218 J Portman 9-2............. R Hornby Four Fifty Three l 99, Master Grey 98, Sunday Best 97. 5-2 Four Fifty Three, 5 Iconic Boy, 11-2 Master Grey 9.15 HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105; 6f. (12 runners) 1 (1) 0-08 ILLUSTRISSIME 13 (HH) I Furtado 5-9-9 ..... T Eaves 2 (6) 12-4 DANGEROUS ENDS 53 (P;C) B Johnson 4-9-7. C Shepherd 3 (4) 1-57 CAMAKASI 35 (CD) A Stronge 7-9-6..... T Marquand 4 (3) 5131 CAPTAIN PUGWASH 30 H Spiller 4-9-6 ...... L Keniry 5 (8) 819- ORTENZIA J16 (T) C Longsdon 4-9-5............ A Kirby 6 (12)2475 BOYCHICK 28 (D) Ed Walker 5-9-2 ....... R Kingscote 7 (2) -798 BOSTONIAN 61 (T) S Lycett 8-9-1......... K Shoemark 8 (9) -635 DEDUCE 19 J Eustace 5-9-1.......................... L Morris 9 (7) 205- SULA ISLAND 123 A King 4-9-1 .................. M Harley 10(5) 009- KING’S COINAGE 173 (H) Mrs R Carr 4-9-0. B McHugh 11(11) 19-2 BOMBERO 18 (P) E De Giles 4-8-13....... S De Sousa 12(10) -432 PADDY A 44 (V;BF) I Williams 4-8-12 ........... B Curtis 1 (12) -771 MISHAAL 7 (CD) M Herrington 8-10-0(6ex) ........ R Ryan (5) 2 (6) 673- WHITECREST 169 (D) J Spearing 10-9-8 ........... J Elliott (5) 3 (10) 6-57 INLAWED 28 (BH;CD) Ed Walker 4-9-8 R Kingscote 4 (1) 5241 BILLYOAKES 11 (P;D) C Wallis 6-9-7 ........ W Carson 5 (3) 3544 RUN WITH PRIDE 15 (CD) D Shaw 8-9-5. P Mathers 6 (4) 9536 KINGLAMI 19 (P;C,D) J G O’Shea 9-9-5 ...... L Morris 7 (9) 7-01 RED INVADER 19 (P) J Butler 8-9-4 ............. L Keniry 8 (2) 900- VALLARTA 142 (D) R Carr 8-9-4............... B McHugh 9 (7) 4412 HARAZ 18 (B,H;D) P Butler 5-9-3........... C Shepherd 10(5) 3255 PORTO FERRO 5 (D) J Bridger 4-9-1 .......... K O’Neill 11(8) 1523 NEW RICH 21 (V;CD) E J-Houghton 8-8-13 ........ E Greatrex 12(11)1568 MERCERS 23 (P;CD) P Butler 4-8-13 ... J Watson (7) 4 Captain Pugwash, 9-2 Paddy A, 6 Bombero, Boychick 4 Red Invader, 9-2 Haraz, 13-2 New Rich, 7 Billyoakes, Boychick l 99, Paddy A 98, Dangerous Ends 97. Inlawed l 99, Mercers 98, Red Invader 97. RACING RESULTS IYESTERDAY’s meetings at Hexham and Southwell were abandoned due to waterlogged tracks. Today’s scheduled fixture at Nottingham was also claimed by the heavy rain, whilst Friday’s meeting at Leicester must survive a 7.45am inspection today. HEREFORD Going: Heavy 1.40: 1 ROYAL SUNDAY Kielan Woods (7-1); 2 Aardwolf (11-4); 3 Mick The Poser (9-4 jtfav). 5 ran (Don Herbager 9-4 jtfav). 41/2l; 10l. A Hales. T: £5.50; £3.20, £1.30. Ex: £30. Trifecta: £104.80. CF: £24.92. 2.10: 1 LLANTARA B Poste (10-3); 2 Shroughmore Lass (11-4); 3 Sue Be It (15-2). 7 ran (She’s Gina 5-2 fav). 2l; 2l. T Symonds. T: £3.20; £1.90, £1.90. Ex: £12.70. Trifecta: £47.70. CF: £12.40. 2.40: 1 ONE STYLE C Deutsch (9-4 fav); 2 Viva Rafa (9-2); 3 Hill Fort (141). 5 ran. 31/4l; 31/4l. Miss V Williams. T: £2.90; £1.70, £2.80. Ex: £10.80. Trifecta: £68. CF: £11.43. 3.10: 1 GROUNDUNDERREPAIR T Greatrex (4-1); 2 Game On (3-1 fav); 3 Malapie (7-2). 6 ran. 6l; 3 3 / 4 l. W Greatrex. T: £3.90; £2. E: £15.80. Tf: £52.20. CF: £15.77. NR: Cougar Kid. 3.45: 1 TOTTERDOWN D Hiskett (41); 2 Pershing Missile (13-8 fav); 3 Mr Washington (9-2). 8 ran. 18l; 13/4l. R Phillips. T: £5.40; £1.60, £1.10, £1.20. Ex: £14.10. Trifecta: £57.80. CF: £11.30. NR: Loch Garman Aris. 4.15: 1 HUFF AND PUFF C Deutsch (14-1); 2 Pembroke House (7-2); 3 Cloudy Bob (evens fav). 5 ran. 1/2l; 11l. Miss V Williams. T: £7.50; £4.70, £1.70. Ex: £47.70. Tf: £103.60. CF: £57.90. 4.45: 1 GEORDIE B C Deutsch (7-2); 2 Little Rory Mac (2-1 fav); 3 Jaunty Velocity (9-1). 6 ran. 1 / 2l; 6l. Miss V Williams. T: £4.30; £2, £1.20. Ex: £11.30. Trifecta: £42.30. CF: £11.01. PLACEPOT: £144.10 QUADPOT: £28.10 WOLVERHAMPTON Going: Standard 5.45: 1 BERKSHIRE ROYAL J Watson (3-1); 2 Appenzeller (11-8 fav); 3 Pact Of Steel (11-1). 9 ran. 21/2l; 21/2l. A Balding. T: £3.40; £1.60, £1.10, £2.90. Ex: £9.10. Tricast: £39.55. Trifecta: £61.40. CF: £7.79. 6.15: 1 FERIK C Bishop (11-8 fav); 2 Macaque (7-4); 3 Get Back Get Back (15-2). 11 ran. 1 1 / 4 l; 3 1 / 4 l. Eve JHoughton. T: £2.10; £1.10, £1.10, £2.20. Ex: £4.60. Trifecta: £14.50. CF: £4.17. NR: Flor De Seda, Para Mio. 6.45: 1 JUNGLE ROOM K Stott (7-4 fav); 2 Faadhel (11-4); 3 Ventura Gold (20-1). 11 ran. 2l; 2 1 / 2 l. K Ryan. T: £3.20; £1.40, £1.40, £3.80. Ex: £10.30. Tricast: £70.62. Trifecta: £66.80. CF: £6.07. NR: Dance Me. 7.15: 1 SCRAFTON A Beech (11-1); 2 Cry Wolf (9-2); 3 Majrooh (7-4 fav). 10 ran. shd; 3l. A Carroll. T: £18.90; £3.40, £2.30, £1.10. Ex: £118.90. Tricast: £131.44. Trifecta: £401. CF: £59.96. 7.45: 1 SKY GYPSY J Watson (3-1f); 2 David’s Beauty (11-1); 3 Nag’s Wag (18-1). 11 ran. 23/4l; 3/4l. D Brown. T: £3.40; £1.60, £3.90, £4.50. Ex: £42.30. Tc: £519.89. Tf: £436.80. CF: £36.88. 8.15: 1 COUNT OCTAVE O Murphy (1-2f); 2 Saroog (3-1); 3 Wemyss Point (80-1). 9 ran. nk; 11l. A Balding. T: £1.30; £1.02, £1.10, £32.70. Ex: £3.40. Tf: £92.20. CF: £2.36. NR: Kyoto Star. JACKPOT: £10,000 with £4,297.49 carried over to Kempton PLACEPOT: £6.20 QUADPOT: £5.60 47 DOG TIPS AND SP CHECK ISWINDON: 11.03 Fealesuir Fungi (nap) (5-61) 11.19 Swift Woods (nb) (2-3-6) 11.34 Snaffi Diva (1-6-3) 11.48 Jumping Jenny (6-3-5) 12.04 Rockscoe (6-3-2) 12.18 Oulagh Lad (61-4) 12.32 Trapper Kate (1-3-4) 12.47 Leaders Return (3-4-5) 1.04 Boherash Prevail (3-6-1) 1.19 Shes So Precious (3-6-4) 1.33 Tommys Bubbles (5-4-6) 1.51 Urban Secret (1-6-3) INEWCASTLE: 11.11 Target Saleena (nb) (1-6-4) 11.28 Romeo Alvaro (1-6-2) 11.42 Ballymac Moon (3-1-5) 11.57 Droopys Logo (2-1-4) 12.12 Cappakeel Ben (6-3-4) 12.27 Fabulous Sequel (1-5-6) 12.42 Zolas Fantastic (3-1-4) 12.58 Bestreaction (6-4-3) 1.12 Alnwick Emma (3-6-1) 1.27 Broadwell Snowie (6-1-3) 1.44 Wise Wonder (nap) (1-53) 1.58 Finns Molly (5-1-6) IBELLE VUE: 2.08 Sizzling Star (5-3-2) 2.27 Clanny Cain (4-6-5) 2.47 Ballymac Sylvia (1-34) 3.07 Daring Maura (2-1-3) 3.28 Beannacht Jeff (nap) (2-3-5) 3.48 Johnstown Vic (2-6-5) 4.08 Merry Legs (4-2-6) 4.27 Aero Sissoko (5-4-6) 4.47 Nidderdale Snipe (nb) (6-3-5) 5.07 Bucket List (6-2-5) 5.22 Ballymac Saoirse (2-1-3) 5.38 Inca Lady (6-3-4) 5.56 On The Woody (6-2-4) 6.11 Kilara Mary (3-4-5) IHOVE: 2.12 Get On Smudge (nb) (5-4-1) 2.32 Itmustbecharlie (1-2-3) 2.52 Droopys Hera (31-6) 3.11 Sober Lily (1-2-4) 3.29 Drumcove Oscar (5-4-1) 3.49 Quintus (3-6-1) 4.09 Jesse And Jonny (6-4-2) 4.29 Hedsor Artie (3-2-6) 4.48 Suirview Boris (nap) (3-1-6) 5.08 Droopys Tay (5-6-1) 5.28 Leamaneigh Hawk (5-6-4) 5.44 Decorum (2-1-4) 6.02 Balibo Ruby (4-2-5) 6.19 Nothing Special (5-2-3) IPETERBOROUGH: 6.22 Shift Laugh Lee (14-6) 6.38 Burgess Cutie (6-4-1) 6.56 Gymstar Rumble (2-6-1) 7.11 Knockboy Polly (nap) (16-5) 7.26 Boreen Rose (5-2-6) 7.42 Abigails Boy (nb) (2-5-3) 7.58 Pennys Pooka (6-5-3) 8.13 Swanson Jazz (4-1-2) 8.28 Swanson Honey (4-1-6) 8.43 Blue Batistuta (6-4-3) 8.58 Four Elms (3-6-2) 9.14 Fenview Pride (5-4-1) 9.32 Lemming Clover (5-4-1) ISUNDERLAND: 6.28 Shellam Larry (4-3-1) 6.48 Well Chap (5-6-1) 7.06 Aviva Zar (6-14) 7.22 Haggswood Rio (1-2-3) 7.37 Howsyourcow (6-2-4) 7.52 Boy Lee (6-2-1) 8.07 Tracys Champ (6-5-4) 8.22 Calzaghe Legend (nap) (6-4-5) 8.37 Get On Ameera (nb) (2-6-4) 8.51 Balmoral Luna (4-5-1) 9.07 Sporting Panda (1-5-2) 9.22 Balmoral Copper (5-2-4) RESULTS INOTTINGHAM: 11.03 Fabulous Rose Evensf (6-2-1 BAGS F £7.48 TC £20.17). 11.19 Windy Exova 5-1 (1-2-5 £24.51 TC £75.39). 11.34 Precious Rebel 8-1 (2-4-6 £43.93 TC £209.51). 11.48 Haggswood Snow 5-2 (2-1-4 £13.88 TC £24.55). 12.04 Camira Again 7-2 (5-3-1 £22.33 TC £44.84). 12.18 Alfie Not To Far 5-2f (1-5-3 £13.34 TC £37.59). 12.32 Kirkfields Wispa 6-4f (1-2-6 £7.44 TC £20.82). 12.47 Good Hurling 11-4jt (6-2-4 £13.02 TC £32.22). 1.04 Woe Seven 2-1f (1-6-2 £8.17 TC £24.42). 1.19 Slip The Cash 6-1 (6-4-2 £30.19 TC £65.87). 1.33 Knockdrinna Tess 4-1 (1-6-4 £30.41 TC £101.96). 1.51 Frosties Emma 4-5f (6-5-2 £5.90 TC £15.43). Placer (1-6) £184.00, (7-12) £60.50. IKINSLEY: 11.11 Forget The Past 9-4 (1-3-2 BAGS F £23.02 TC £53.21). 11.28 Skeough Badger 8-1 (2-4-5 £51.67 TC £144.91). 11.42 Lundhill Harry 6-4f (1-2-4 £5.79 TC £15.99). 11.57 Aulton Pee Jay 6-1 (2-1-4 £17.29 TC £42.49). 12.12 Finito 5-1 (4-3-1 £19.62 TC £49.51). 12.27 Kehoe Speaking Evensf (3-1-6 £5.98 TC £12.57). 12.42 Mineola Outlaw 4-1 (6-5-3 £17.81 TC £33.76). 12.58 Lola Lola 2-1f (6-3-1 £7.97 TC £20.56). 1.12 Bogcross Annie 9-2 (1-3-2 £21.49 TC £44.48). 1.27 Knight Trip 5-1 (1-2-3 £40.85 TC £172.71). 1.44 Laugh N Tickle 5-2 (1-5-4 £18.73 TC £30.63). 1.58 Methley Bridge 7-2 (5-6-3 £24.31 TC £46.00). Placer (1-6) £81.30, (7-12) £626.00. ISUNDERLAND: 2.08 Violets Rose 8-1 (6-2-3 BAGS F £71.23 TC £196.72). 2.27 Rockon Rockall 2-1f (4-6-3 £8.74 TC £27.54). 2.47 Cappagh Tess 7-2 (3-6-1 £10.93 TC £49.68). 3.07 Quivers Barbie 3-1 (6-5-4 £13.92 TC £54.54). 3.28 Dixies Quest 5-2 (6-5-3 £17.29 TC £27.37). 3.48 Ballymac Furlong 5-2jt (5-2-6 £11.21 TC £36.27). 4.08 Braefield Brooke 52jt (5-3-4 £26.25 TC £111.07). 4.27 Ballyknock Fizz 5-2jt (6-4-2 £17.83 TC £86.89). 4.47 Glasheen Faye 5-2 (5-1-6 £21.72 TC £81.81). 5.07 Jaxx Raisevolume 4-1 (4-6-2 £18.00 TC £58.02). 5.22 Sonny Bill Cud 7-4f (6-1-4 £15.95 TC £33.20). 5.38 Heretoimpress 3-1 (21-6 £18.34 TC £44.62). 5.56 Cabra Joker 2-1f (4-6-2 £7.77 TC £16.85). 6.11 Camerons Indalo 5-2 (1-5-3 £9.41 TC £18.00). Placer (16) £247.00, (9-14) £64.10. IHOVE: 2.12 Albertosi 5-2 (3-6-2 BAGS F £20.13 TC £54.71). 2.32 Slippery Jules 9-2 (4-3-6 £27.25 TC £134.51). 2.52 Monroe Royal 9-4f (4-2-1 £9.26 TC £31.17). 3.11 Rogue Hurricane 3-1 (3-6-2 £26.42 TC £73.67). 3.29 Lewandogski 3-1 (5-4-6 £12.02 TC £30.25). 3.49 Caterham Rocker 3-1 (3-5-6 £10.64 TC £39.76). 4.09 Mallogs Suarez 7-1 (2-1-3 £28.55 TC £102.83). 4.29 Fridays Gain 6-4f (5-6-4 £17.53 TC £36.16). 4.48 Wheres Jake 4-1 (1-2-4 £21.75 TC £66.81). 5.08 Alien Actor 3-1 (5-6-1 £17.33 TC £42.12). 5.28 Leaders Bell 3-1 (2-1-5 £18.01 TC £45.63). 5.44 Beanos Nell 4-1 (4-6-3 £19.38 TC £46.90). 6.02 Westmead Kara 7-1 (4-6-2 £41.57 TC £110.84). 6.19 Bitterandtwisted 8-1 (2-5-4 £33.15 TC £76.67). EACH-WAY THIEF HAVE an each-way double at Kempton. PADDY A (7.45) is consistent and comes here after a decent effort at Wolverhampton. Pair him with GREAT SOUND (8.15) who is interesting on his first start for a shrewd yard. 48 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM COMMONWEALTH GAMES Lesson’s more for AJ record ANTHONY JOSHUA went from world champ to world record, leading 541 boxers in the largest ever boxercise lesson in a Lucozade stunt. Dan can get card DAN EVANS waits to hear if he can start to relaunch his career in Glasgow. The ex-British No 2 can play again from April 24 after a positive test for cocaine led to a year’s ban. And the LTA have hinted that they may help Evans with a wildcard for Glasgow’s new Challenger event, which begins on April 28. l GB face Uzbekistan at home in September’s Davis Cup play-offs. MY SPURRING PARTNER Champ Joshua’s backing Frazer for boxing gold MADISON BRENGLE P wants £7million in damages for injuries she claims were the result of doping tests. The American, 28, reacts to needles and is suing the Women’s Tennis Association and International Tennis Federation. Mork to Surrey SURREY have pulled off a major coup by signing former South Africa pace bowler Morne Morkel on a two-year deal. Morkel, 33, stepped down from international cricket this month, finishing with 309 Test wickets. He has moved to The Oval on a Kolpak deal so will not be classed as an overseas player and is available for all three formats of the game. The 6ft 4in pace ace said: “It is a real honour that Surrey have asked me to join after my retirement from international cricket.” HIT ’N MISS . . . England’s Frazer Clarke forces Vou Siutu into evasive action ANTHONY JOSHUA is spurring on From MARK IRWIN in Queensland his sparring partner Frazer Clarke ladder. Some boxers want money and to win gold Down Under. others want fame — I want my picture on With so many of Team England’s big names already out for the count in these Commonwealth Games, at least the country’s boxers are still punching their weight on the Gold Coast. And nobody is hitting harder than super-heavyweight Clarke — a regular sparring partner for world champ AJ. Clarke is one of seven English fighters guaranteed medals after a unanimous verdict over local hero Toese Vou Siutu secured his place in Friday’s semi-final. The 26-year-old from Burton-on-Trent, who faces Kiwi Patrick Mailata, revealed: “I spoke to AJ on the night of the Joseph Parker fight and he has been messaging me out here. “I expected him to do the job against Parker and he expects me to win gold. “When you train with a champion like AJ, that quality and professionalism is bound to rub off on you. “I’m like a sponge when I’m around him, trying to take in knowledge and little bits of advice. “No disrespect to the Commonwealth Games but this is just one step on that the wall in the GB gym with Anthony, Audley Harrison, David Price, Joseph Joyce and other great Olympians.” Clarke’s victory was in stark contrast to Andrew Pozzi, the latest big-name Englishman to disappoint. The world SPAR STRUCK . . . Clarke with AJ indoor 110 metres hurdles champion qualified fastest for the final but clattered the first hurdle and finished joint-sixth, behind Jamaican winner Ronald Levy. Pozzi admitted: “You’re asking for trouble if you plough into hurdle one — which is a stupid thing to do. “It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see I should have been fighting for the medals.” At least Pozzi made it to the finish line — which was better than Olympic bronze medallist Sophie Hitchon, who was disqualified in the hammer after fouling with her first three throws. There was further bad news for Team England when Tom Daley announced he will not defend his Commonwealth 10m diving title because of a hip injury. But swimmer Ben Proud won gold in the 50m freestyle after being disqualified in the butterfly heats for a false start last week. And England men’s hockey team hit back from 2-0 down to beat Wales 3-2 with Sam Ward’s hat-trick securing their place in the semi-finals. Harry Tanfield, 23, won silver in the men’s cycling time trial to complete a happy week for the family. Younger brother Charlie, 21, won the men’s individual pursuit last week. SING IT FOR ENGLAND PROMOTED CONTENT SEARCH NPOWER TEAM ENGLAND TO HEAR A NEW VERSION OF ‘JERUSALEM’, OUR OFFICIAL ANTHEM FOR THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES LOWTHER . . . error Melissa’s Low blow From MARK IRWIN ENGLAND cyclist Melissa Lowther is “gutted” after an admin cock-up saw her miss out on her best event. She was due to compete in the time trial but found out on the eve of the event her name had not been entered. Lowther, 21, fumed on Instagram: “I can’t put into words how disappointed I am to have been missed off due to an administrative error. “I’m gutted after the hard miles I’ve put in.” Red-faced team chief Sarah Winckless said: “I have spoken to Melissa to offer my sincere apologies. “It should never be the case that an error on our part prevents an athlete showing what she can do. “We appealed to the Commonwealth Games Federation to allow Melissa into the race but it was not possible at such short notice.” Ennis in Kat call EXCLUSIVE By VIKKI ORVICE JESSICA ENNIS-HILL is sure Katarina JohnsonThompson can land Commonwealth gold — and seal a second global title in six weeks. KJT, 25, won the pentathlon at the World Indoors last month and tomorrow kicks off her heptathlon bid on Australia’s Gold Coast. Now-retired Ennis-Hill, 32, won gold when KJT choked at the 2015 World Championships. But Ennis-Hill said: “She has gone away and maintained a good level of training, kept ticking over and without a doubt can win gold. “She is in a positive place — when you win a couple of majors you have more confidence.” 50 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1GM firstname.lastname@example.org MASTERS champion Patrick Reed is apparently not on speaking terms with his parents and sister — but if you’ve got golfers in your family, and endured years of commentaries about their form, surely you will understand? Tweet @davekidd_ Dave Kidd NEIL WARNOCK was ridiculed for repeatedly telling Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo to ‘f*** off’. But his crime was not the ranting after Cardiff missed two injury-time penalties — more his insistence on ‘class and manners’ on the touchline. Sadly, Nuno responded with a heartfelt apology for instinctively celebrating a vital win at the whistle, rather than shaking Warnock’s hand. But why the hell should he have? Zinedine Zidane struck a welcome blow against phoney football etiquette. The Real Madrid boss is refusing to give a guard of honour to championselect Barcelona before El Clasico. Perhaps that contrived nonsense can be done away with in England. Like the tedious ‘controversies’ we endure whenever bosses don’t shake hands. IT’S ALL ABOUT HARRY CHEAP CHEAT WE have endured much weeping and wailing and outrage at the cheating overseen by Steve Smith. But now the English cricketing fraternity seems to have performed an about-turn. Suddenly some of the counties, spotting the opportunity to snap up a worldclass player on the cheap, are making discreet enquiries about recruiting the axed Aussie captain. So a good few months of practice in English conditions before Smith (above) returns to the international fray for next summer’s Ashes? That’ll teach him, eh? 64 CHIEF SPORTS WRITER PHONEY WAR FEW would have doubted that Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino were a “one for all, and all for one” sort of team. At least until the club launched an official appeal to the Premier League to have their winning goal at Stoke awarded to Harry Kane (above) rather than Christian Eriksen, in aid of their forward’s quest for the Golden Boot. Then you had to wonder whether Pep Guardiola might have been on to something when he described Tottenham as “the Harry Kane team”. RUSSIA 2018 COUNTDOWN DAYS TO GO IT’S SHOUT OF ORDER . . . fiery Warnock gives rival Nuno stick Roman ruins BLUES FOUNDATIONS LOOKING SHAKY NEXT year is odd-numbered and so, Chelsea might now end up selling a star Nigerian became a scapegoat for supporters when things went badly, he enjoyed a judging by the formbook, Chelsea player against their basic footballing will. At 27, and after six years at the Bridge, decent reputation within the industry. should be crowned champions again. Eden And he provided stability on the football Hazard is believed to fancy a new We’ve grown very used to Roman Abramovich’s dysfunctional club veering between triumph and disaster and back again on an annual basis. And so the virtual confirmation Chelsea will not be playing Champions League football next season might not seem a reason for long-term concern at Stamford Bridge. Sunday’s home draw with West Ham made it one win in seven matches and only six in 20 this calendar year. But that is just par for the course in an even-numbered season. Antonio Conte will walk the plank and the Abramovich superyacht will sail on regardless. Right? Well perhaps not, because it feels different this time. For the first time in the Abramovich era, Chelsea’s team does not seem to be built on firm foundations. Of course, Old Father Time did for John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba. But the spine of last season’s titlewinning team has already been seriously eroded — Diego Costa gone, Nemanja Matic gone, David Luiz and Gary Cahill out of favour, Thibaut Courtois wanting away. Those who have been brought in since last year’s success have failed to inspire, including Alvaro Morata, Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ross Barkley. And for the first time since their Russian owner’s arrival transformed them into serious global players 15 years ago, challenge elsewhere, with Real Madrid poised. Conte’s successor will face a hellish challenge trying to persuade the Belgian (below right) his future remains at the Bridge, and to extend a contract which expires in 2020. Hazard was understandably peeved to find himself operating as an isolated falsenine in a Chelsea team which travelled to Manchester City with an extraordinary lack of ambition last month. That performance, more than any other this season, suggested that Chelsea’s status as an elite club was under threat. To lose to the best teams is one thing. To not even believe you can win is quite another. Chelsea are now being out-spent by both Manchester clubs and out-thought by long-term planning at Tottenham and Liverpool. Perhaps even Arsenal will get their act together if Arsene Wenger leaves. So there is no guarantee Chelsea can simply slip back into the top four after one year in the Europa. And while Juventus boss Max Allegri and former Barcelona chief Luis Enrique are seemingly keen to succeed Conte, Chelsea doesn’t feel like an A-list managerial job now, in terms of anything other than the salary. Meanwhile, there is still no permanent replacement for technical director Michael Emenalo, who quit last autumn. While the BURN OUT FEAR BURNLEY can almost ensure their first return to European football since the 1966-67 season by beating Leicester on Saturday. So let’s hope they block out any suggestions that the Europa League will be an unwelcome distraction which will sentence them to a relegation fight. Supporters of both Middlesbrough and Fulham can tell them about the thrills of once-in-a-lifetime journeys to the competition’s final — both achieved by teams sitting safely in mid-table in the Premier League. side of a club where any manager making long-term plans would deliver the definition of futility. None of this is to suggest Abramovich (far left) will look to cut and run, or that his funds will dry up. He is the second longest-serving owner in the Premier League, he is committed to a new stadium and, however much Conte has moaned, he continues to invest heavily on the playing side. And, of course, all the Liverpool-inspired noise about Chelsea having no history is so bunkum. They were title winners in 1955, they gave Jimmy Greaves his footballing education, they won the FA Cup in 1970 with Hudson, Osgood and Cooke. Then came Ray Wilkins, so splendidly commemorated at the Bridge last Sunday, and then several more trophies when Gianfranco Zola was in his pomp and Chelsea were at the vanguard of the Premier League’s foreign takeover. All before Abramovich. But now the future seems less certain for Chelsea than at any time in 15 years. Abramovich has got away with a chopand-change managerial philosophy, knowing his plans were always underpinned by a settled squad of players. Suddenly, that is no longer the case. The Russian intends to fully re-build Stamford Bridge. First he must do likewise with his team. SAM EXIT A GIFT SPAT . . . Sam ’n Rooney WATCHING Wayne Rooney stomp off and swear at Everton boss Sam Allardyce after being substituted in a grim old Merseyside derby, a thought struck me. But for an outbreak of jerky-knee syndrome at the FA — after a couple of pints of wine and a few meaningless comments from Big Sam to undercover journalists — this is what we would have been looking forward to at the World Cup this summer. Under Gareth Southgate, we have an England side which is fresh, forward-thinking and might not embarrass us. Allardyce’s exit was a happy mistake. THERE have been 64 goals scored in extra-time at World Cup tournaments. Seven were in finals — 1934, 2010, 2014 (one) and 1966 and 1978 (two). England have hit five extra-time goals at World Cups — Nat Lofthouse v Belgium (1954), Geoff Hurst v West Germany (two, 1966), David Platt v Belgium and Gary Lineker v Cameroon (both above) in 1990. CRISTIANO RONALDO has scored in every Champions League game this term and is 12/5 to bag first against Juventus. Back Real and Bayern, against Sevilla, to win and both teams to score in both games at 4/1. Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder is 14/1 to score at least twice. DIAMOND: Cristiano Ronaldo to score first, 12/5, Sun Bets. NEXT BEST: Real Madrid and Bayern Munich to win and both teams to score, 4/1, Sun Bets. LONGSHOT: Ben Yedder to score 2+ goals, 14/1, Sun Bets. 18+ T&Cs apply. Odds subject to change. THE No1 TEAM IN FOOTBALL ON AIR 6am: BREAKFAST Alan Brazil and ex-Arsenal star Ray Parlour discuss the day’s sports stories. 10am: JIM WHITE Football’s man in the know is joined by ex-Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino. 7pm: KICK OFF Live commentary of Wolves v Derby, followed by Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy’s phone-in. ONLINE thesun.co.uk/sport CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Our blog covers Real Madrid and Bayern Munich’s bid to make the last four. A REAL STYLE ICON Dress like stylish Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos without breaking the bank. 1GM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... HITMAN’S ESCAPE ROUTE E ELNENY . . . no ban Gunners win Mo’s appeal By TONY LITTLE ARSENAL’S Mohamed Elneny has had his red card against Southampton overturned by the FA. The midfielder, 25, was sent off in stoppage time of Sunday’s 3-2 win at the Emirates following a bustup with Cedric Soares. That came moments after Saints’ Jack Stephens was dismissed for a clash with Jack Wilshere. But the FA accepted a claim of wrongful dismissal, meaning Elneny will not serve a ban. They tweeted: “Mohamed Elneny will be available for Arsenal’s next three games after it was accepted he was wrongly dismissed for violent conduct.” Meanwhile, 18-year-old Gunner Reiss Nelson is set to extend his contract. The winger — who made his full top-flight debut against Saints — is a free agent next summer. He said: “I’m delighted with the contract and hope I can sign it soon.” OUT BLUE OF THE Juve target misfit Morata ALVARO MORATA could be offered a quick escape route from Chelsea with a move back to Juventus. The Italian giants want to re-sign the striker, who spent two seasons there between 2014 and 2016. Morata joined the Blues in a club-record £65million deal last summer. And although the Spain ace has scored 14 goals in his first Premier League season, he has had his fair share of problems. A back injury and 13-game run without a goal were put down to the extra demands of English football and the intensity of life under boss Antonio Conte. SunSport reported last week how hardline Conte wants more out of his marquee buy — to justify Chelsea’s record outlay. Morata, 24, scored 27 goals in two seasons on loan at Juventus from Real By ANDREW DILLON Madrid and admitted earlier this season that he does not see himself staying in London for too long. Chelsea’s own managerial situation could play a part in whether the club allow Morata to leave this summer after only a year. Conte’s future is far from certain with last season’s Premier League champions fifth in the table and looking destined to miss out on Champions League football. If a change is made at coaching level, it could trigger a clearout of players 5 2 AUG SEP MOR’S THE PITY MORATA GOALS RECORD 0 OCT NOV DEC 0 JAN IT’S TIME TO CATCH SOME RAY Arsenal legend Ray Parlour joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show. Today from 6-10am. 1089/1053AM • DAB Radio • App • ta 0 FEB 1 1 MAR APR NEVILLE . . . on defensive Nev hits brake on Bos bus Bosnia-Herz......0 England.............2 ahead of the new man’s arrival in the summer. Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is considered the front-runner to take over if Conte does leave. The big snag for Juve is whether they could afford to pay Morata’s monster wages of around £7.8m a year. Their top earner Gonzalo Higuain picks up around £300k less than that. BLUES’ £65m Alvaro Morata netted 12 in THIS SEASON (all competitions) his first five months but 3 just two this 2 year. 51 HE MUST DO MOR . . . hitman Morata’s struggled to adapt to English football PHIL NEVILLE has accused Bosnia of “parking four buses” after Toni Duggan fired England top of their World Cup qualifying group. The Barcelona star, 26, grabbed her 20th international goal with Jodie Taylor adding a late penalty. Boss Neville said: “We talk about parking the bus — this was parking three or four buses. “It was football like I’d never seen before. But Toni hit a brilliant goal.” England were roused by Alex Greenwood’s dismissal. She was booked for dissent before getting another yellow for diving. Lionesses’ Duggan prodded home Melissa Lawley’s cross on 56 minutes. Bosnia’s Amira Spahic was also sent off for two yellows, before Beth Mead was fouled by Lidija Kulis and Taylor scored from 12 yards in the 93rd minute. 52 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2GM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ’Invincible’ Pep’s week from hell ZIDANE . . . hurting Liga title is Zi best Real Madrid v Juventus 7.45pm, BTS2 & talkSPORT2 By JORDAN DAVIES ZINEDINE ZIDANE claims his players would prefer La Liga title success over European glory. Real Madrid are chasing a modern-day record of three Champions League crowns in a row. They go into tonight’s quarter-final second leg at the Bernabeu holding a 3-0 lead over Juventus. But coach Zidane says domestic football ‘excites’ him more. Zizou, who will relinquish the title this season as Real trail Barcelona by 15 points, said: “Winning the league makes me more excited — it’s the most difficult competition. “I also think it’s what the players want.” IMAGE IS SHOT TO BITS PEP GUARDIOLA was sitting grumpily in the directors’ box with a face like a smacked backside by the time Mo Salah settled this tie. ROBBEN . . . pumped Robben the rich Bayern v Sevilla 7.45pm, BTS3 ARJEN ROBBEN says he “lives for Champions League nights”. The Bayern ace was rested as his side won 2-1 in the first leg in Spain. They are in the driving seat to make the semis. And Dutch winger Robben, 34, said: “It’s the pinnacle to play at this level, really special. “I live for these Champions League nights — that’s why you become a footballer. “Sevilla are in the lastchance saloon and a dangerous team. “We know we have to perform at our best.” Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella said: “The impossible things might become possible if you believe — and I still believe.” Manchester City’s manager had been sent to the stands for storming onto the pitch at halftime and remonstrating with ref Antonio Mateu Lahoz, who had incorrectly ruled out a Leroy Sane effort for offside. It was the climax of 45 minutes of high-octane fury whipped up by City’s manager, his players, 50,000 home fans and even the ballboys, who peppered the playing surface with leather in double-quick time. City put everything into that first half, as they attempted to overhaul a three-goal first-leg deficit, but they did not have the patience, nor the energy, to sustain it. The moment when Guardiola was sent packing to sit on the naughty step, behind Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Txiki Begiristain and the rest of City’s bigwigs ended up as the night’s turning point. That was when the momentum was lost. City had threatened glorious failure at the very least until then. But Salah’s cute finish to make it 1-1 on the night just before the hour mark changed all that. And Roberto Firmino’s strike ensured Liverpool progressed to the Champions League semi-final with no late panic. Guardiola may be the world’s most lauded manager and he is still certain to walk away with the Premier League title. But the aura of greatness, of nearinvincibility, City had been building up has been riddled with bullets over seven days. And their manager has now failed to reach a Champions League Final in six attempts. The astonishing comeback he’d been dreaming of ended up belonging to Roma, against his beloved Barcelona, in the night’s other quarter-final. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Jose By DAVE KIDD CHIEF SPORTS WRITER Mourinho’s Manchester United have done serious jobs on Guardiola’s boys — both after withstanding first-half batterings. Guardiola claimed not to be worried by three straight defeats, claiming that after ten months of domination, there was bound to be a downer. But those defeats have arrived in the three biggest matches of City’s season and so there should be concern. There had been no bus ambush for Klopp’s men, as they rolled into the Etihad serenely, with no reprisals from City supporters for last week’s thuggery outside Anfield. Yet as soon as the team-sheets were handed in, it was clear the Reds would be under attack on the pitch. Guardiola being Guardiola, there had to be a couple of tactical quirks in the starting line-up — but this was kinky even by his standards. No Sergio Aguero, no Vincent Kompany and three at the back, in an attempt to confuse the hell out of Liverpool. It was an attacking, death-or-glory line-up and yet mere mortals wondered how he could even think about not starting his most potent forward when there was such a pressing need for goals. Liam Gallagher tweeted that the Catalan should be run out of town for leaving out his Argentine, but soon there appeared to be some method in his madness. After his hellish week –— dropped at Anfield and missing two glaring chances to bury United on Saturday — Raheem Sterling’s name was sung to the high heavens. And within two minutes, Sterling was shoving Virgil van Dijk into touch, then collecting a pass from Fernandinho and squaring for Gabriel Jesus to NO FAN BUS-T UPS WELCOME to Manchester. . .Liverpool got a warm welcome as their bus pulled into the Etihad last night. And that was in stark contrast to the shameful scenes before the first leg when City’s team coach was attacked outside Anfield — with thugs hurling missiles. poke home. Sterling didn’t have the physique to floor burly defenders until Guardiola got hold of him. His physicality is one of so many improvements the England winger has made. So often quiet on big European nights, for a while the Etihad was a bear-pit comparable to Anfield. When Sadio Mane caught Nicolas Otamendi and the City defender over-reacted it appeared as though the Senegalese forward could have been sent off here for the second time this season. But Lahoz showed a calm head, merely booking Mane and Ederson, who had reacted by shoving him. Liverpool survived that little piece of theatre unscathed but it almost defied logic how they limped in at half-time just one-down on the night. Bernardo Silva had one curling shot deflected wide, then crashed another off the post. And when Sane netted just before the interval, City were wrongly penalised for offside as the ball had been played back off James Milner. Whether or not it would have made any difference had Guardiola kept his cool and remained in his technical area, he should have known better and it certainly didn’t help City’s cause. Guardiola had been complaining about Lahoz’s performance when City were knocked out by Monaco last season. He has a bee in his bonnet about an official he has known and disliked since his time in Spain. He had also tetchily got involved a spat with Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola before Saturday’s Manchester derby. Pep’s claim he’d been offered United’s Frenchman during the January window back-fired spectacularly. All in all, it has been a chastening week for Guardiola. City’s shock-and-awe tactics had died out long before Firmino’s goal applied salt to their wounded pride. So City must remain outside the European elite, looking in, for another year. Liverpool have been restored to the aristocracy to which they belong. Tweet @davekidd_ 2GM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... BIG-MATCH VERDICT MAN CITY THIS SEASON NIGHT OF PAIN . . . Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne look shell-shocked as Gabriel Jesus (left) gets shirty (all comps) P First 48 games 48 Last 3 games 3 W 41 0 D 3 0 GUARDIOLA IN CL L 4 3 WIN RATE 85% 0% (2011-18) PEP GUARDIOLA (right) has failed to make the final in his last six attempts in the Champions League — and now the semifinal in his last two seasons at Man City. 2011-12 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Barcelona B Munich B Munich B Munich Man City Man City SF SF SF SF Last 16 QF LIVERPOOL RECORD IN EURO CUP/CL SEMI-FINALS Year 1965 1977 1978 1981 Opponents Qual or KO Inter Milan FC Zurich B M’gladbach Bayern Munich 1984 1985 2005 2007 2008 D Bucharest Panathinaikos Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea 53 CITY 1 LIVERPOOL 2 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... 55 LIVERPOOL WIN 5-1 ON AGG SALAH 56; FIRMINO 77 BRATION Mo finishes off Pep’s Euro dreams MO’D DOWN . . . floored City keeper Ederson sees Salah put tie beyond doubt Pictures: RICHARD PELHAM WRAPPED UP . . . Firmino strokes Liverpool’s second past Ederson BACK OFF . . . Sterling feels a nudge FULL PELT . . . Sadio Mane flies at Otamendi early on 10 LIVERPOOL have reached the semifinal stage of the Euro Cup/Champions League for the 10th time. The only English team to have appeared in more are Man Utd (12). PLAYED ON . . . Milner touch sends the ball towards Sane, so he was not offside Sane verdict was insane LEROY SANE should have been awarded a goal before half-time — it was a catastrophic mistake from the officials. James Milner got the last touch before Sane put it in, meaning the Manchester City forward is unquestionably onside. There are three officials with a great view of it and how they have 50 come to that decision is beyond me. However, neither of Andy Robertson’s challenges on Raheem Ster- MO SALAH has been directly involved in 50 goals in all comps this season (39 goals, 11 assists) — more than any other Prem player. ling justified a penalty. When the Liverpool defender jumps with Sterling there is not enough contact. Robertson and Sterling clashed in the box but Sterling goes down very easily. Mateu Lahoz was correct to caution Sadio Mane when he slipped into Nicolas Otamendi. Saturday April 22 April 29 May 6 May 9 Tottenham (a) Swansea (h) West Ham (a) Huddersﬁeld (h) Brighton (h) NEXT FIVE IN PREM KLOPP . . . character RED From Back Page competition is so important, it needs correct decisions. “Mateu Lahoz is a special guy. He likes to be different, he likes to be special. “I know him from Spain. When everybody sees the things, he’s going to decide the opposite. “It’s too much to send me off because I said it was a goal. I didn’t insult him. I was polite, I was correct. “It’s different to go in at half-time 1-0 to 2-0.” Gabriel Jesus gave City a sensational start with a goal after 117 seconds. But Mateu Lahoz ruled out Sane’s goal for offside after the ball came off Liverpool skipper Milner. Pep also pointed to City’s 3-0 first leg defeat at Liverpool — and also Saturday’s shock 3-2 loss at home to Manchester United. He added: “Congratulations to Liverpool — they deserve to go through. But in the right moment we have missed the right decisions. “The first goal at Anfield is offside from Salah. “The goal from Gabriel Jesus at Anfield is a goal — and a penalty on Raheem Sterling in front of the fourth official. “From our last game against United, 78 minutes and the most incredible penalty I ever saw in my life and Martin Atkinson didn’t want to whistle. And 3-3, 12 minutes to play . . .” Mo Salah levelled on the night — his 39th goal of the season — and Roberto Firmino booked the five-time European champs a place in the last four Kop boss Jurgen Klopp admitted it had been a far from vintage performance from his team. They were bombarded by City in the first half and were relieved to go in just one goal down. Klopp said: “The Champions League is not about perfection — it’s about the result, character, mentality and attitude. “We created that and fought for the result. I love that. “It was not our best game but deserved at the end. There were plenty of things that we could have done better. We needed to start new. “We used the momentum for us and we knew for City if we scored one goal then the atmosphere is pretty different. Now we are in the semis.” Saturday Apr p 22 Apr 28 Mayy 6 May 13 Bournemouth (h) West Brom ((a)) Stoke (h) ( ) Chelsea (a) Brighton (h) 56 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Sun 2GM thesun.co.uk/sport Sport BARCA CRASH OSEUET PULLOUT Martial ‘snubs new deal’ ANTHONY MARTIAL’S future at Manchester United has been thrown into fresh doubt. Reports in France suggest the forward, 22, turned down a new contract. Tottenham, Juventus, Inter MAN CITY 1 PEP SEES RED By MARTIN BLACKBURN Milan, Atletico Madrid and Paris-Saint Germain are keen — with Martial having just over a year left on his deal. He is also growing frustrated with his lack of playing time since the January arrival of Alexis Sanchez at Old Trafford. United are reluctant to sell — but could be persuaded if they land Chelsea’s Willian or Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. LIVERPOOL ERPOOL 2 MOVE . . . Martial is eyeing exit LIVERPOOL WIN 5-1 ON AGG SALAH-D DAYS . . . Liverpool’s players go wild after Mo Salah’s key strike Pic: RICHARD PELHAM Sent off boss in ref rage as Kop triumph ON GUARD . . . Guardiola rages at the officials and is sent to the stands By MARTIN BLACKBURN FURIOUS Pep Guardiola launched an astonishing ref rant as Liverpool marched to Champions League glory. y(7HA3A7*MQSTNT( |||+=!\' City boss Pep was sent off at half-time after Spaniard Antonio Mateu Lahoz WRONGLY ruled out Leroy Sane’s goal for offside. And he claims his side have been hit by more refereeing blunders. Pep raged: “The Turn to Page 55 © NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS Ltd, 2018. Published and licensed for distribution in electronic and all other derivative formats by News Group Newspapers Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF, 020 7782 4000. Printed by Newsprinters (Broxbourne) Ltd, Great Cambridge Road, Waltham Cross, EN8 8DY; Newsprinters (Knowsley) Ltd, Kitling Road, Prescot, Merseyside L34 9HN; Newsprinters (Eurocentral) Limited, Byramsmuir Road, Holytown, Motherwell ML1 4WH; Adenium Limited (Webprint), Mahon Retail Park, Mahon, Cork; Smurfit Kappa News Press Limited, Kells Industrial Estate, Virginia Road, Kells, County Meath; KP Services, La Rue Martel, La Rue des Pres Trading Estate, St Saviour, Jersey, JE27QR. Abroad: Bulgaria BGN 6.00, Denmark DKR 23 (Sat DKR 23), Italy 2.50, Sweden SKR 29 (Sat SKR 33), Tunisia TND 3.50. IT’S NO JOK AS FULHAM CRASH TOP TWO EVERY EFL MATCH IS COVERED Pages 3-8 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in association with Pages 4-5 WE’RE EDIN INTO THE SEMIS . . . Dzeko and Roma pals celebrate stunning win Very, very, very, Messi Roma...........................3 Barcelona...................0 AGG: 4-4, ROMA WIN ON AWAY GOALS By JORDAN DAVIES EDIN DZEKO heaped more Champions League misery on Lionel Messi. The ex-Manchester City ace clinched a dream semi-final date for Roma — as Messi’s Barcelona missed out on the THIRD last four for the successive campaign. The Italians produced a sensational comeback after a 4-1 first-leg drubbing at the Nou Camp. And Dzeko, who scored in both legs, said: “This was the best — but even better may well be yet to come. “It proved we can play against anyone, as Barcelona are such a strong side. We put Turn to Page 2 DOWN ’N OUT . . . Messi and Nelson Semedo (right) cannot believe shock KO NOT THREESY AS BARCA CRASH 2 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2GG GOALS Champions League ALL VERY MESSI YOU DE MAN . . . De Rossi is hugged at the end From Page 1 three goals past them and could have had more. “I have never seen Barcelona struggle so much. We pressed them constantly from the first minute.” Dzeko spoke of his relief at remaining in Italy after a January approach from Chelsea. He said: “It wasn’t easy but I stayed here and am very happy to be here. I think the club is glad, too.” And the former City striker is looking forward to seeing who the Italians have to beat to reach the final in Kiev next month. He added: “Nobody believed in us and we’ve reached the semi-final for the first time in the Champions League. “I am very happy that I can watch the draw for the semi-finals and see my Roma there.” Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco said: “Believe in the final? Of course! Why shouldn’t we believe? “We’ve come this far and no one expected us to. So of course we should aim for something more and raise the bar.” Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets was scathing of his team’s efforts. He raged: “This is the hardest shot I’ve taken as a Barcelona player. “The results of the last two years away from home have been very bad in Europe. “We have to change things if we want to win the Champions League. “I’d be lying if I said we couldn’t learn from this. We went out in a similar way last season, albeit in the first leg, not the second.” Barca boss Ernesto Valverde added: “We are sorry for the fans. Now we have to carry on and focus on what’s left for us.” BARCA Roma KO favourites MAN OF PHWOAR . . . Kostas Manolas goes crazy after netting Roma’s third to seal comeback against Barca By JORDAN DAVIES RAMPANT Roma stunned Lionel Messi and Co with a sensational comeback. The Italians produced what Manchester City could not — and overturned a three-goal deficit from the first-leg. Ironically, former City stalwarts Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov played a major part in stunning the Spanish giants. Trailing 4-1 from a first-leg mauling in the Nou Camp, Roma showed they were gladiators in the Stadio Olimpico. As a result, they are in the semi-finals for the first time in this competition — and the first Roma.............................3 Barcelona....................0 AGG: 4-4, ROMA WIN ON AWAY GOALS time in Europe’s top tournament for 34 years. While Pep Guardiola’s City sunk in their bid to hunt down rivals Liverpool, Roma not only hit their required three — but kept out one of the most lethal front lines in the world. Dzeko and Daniele De Rossi struck in either half to put the visitors on the brink of leaving Italy without a win in the Champions League for the seventh successive outing. And then with eight minutes remaining, Greek defender Kostas Manolas made sure of it — heading home to complete a comeback that sent shock-waves around Europe. It was only last season that Barcelona beat Paris SaintGermain 6-1 at the Nou Camp in the last 16 to overturn a 4-0 first-leg deficit. And being on the wrong end of the drama this time will leave a sickening taste — as manager Ernesto Valverde’s side failed to reach the final four for the third successive campaign. Messi also continued his own horrible run in Italy with a rare bad day at the Champions League office, he has scored just twice in his last ten visits. But 2GG 3 ROMA became only the third side in CL history to overturn a three-plus goal deficit after the first leg in the KO stages. 10 BARCELONA conceded as many goals last night (three) as in their previous ten Champions League games combined. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... 5 ROMA have kept five consecutive clean sheets in five matches at the Stadio Olimpico in this season’s CL — their best run without conceding on home soil in the Euro Cup/Champions League. A GROANER after a sensational comeback Championship REID . . . stunning strike It’s Reid and right this time Bristol City........3 Birmingham.....1 By GRAHAM NICKLESS MAN OF SCORE . . . Manolas grabs the vital third goal MATCH STATSLONA ROMA BARCE 43%..............Possession..............57% 6/9........Shots on/off target ........3/4 2................Blocked shots ................2 6.....................Corners .....................3 19 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 10 2/0 .......... Yellow/red cards .......... 3/0 BEARDED WONDER . . . De Rossi gives Florenzi a lift this was all about Roma, with a performance that defied recent history. The aggregate score from their last two games against Barca was 10-2. They needed to do what their boss Eusebio Di Francesco said was the “unthinkable” pre-match — and score three unanswered goals against the La Liga leaders. But as their impressive back four kept their sixth clean sheet in their last seven Champions League games, it was their efforts up top that made history. Former City striker Dzeko started with intent, taking down an over-the-top ball from De Rossi with ease before stabbing past Marc–Andre ter Stegen into an empty net. Roma had a spring in their step and were attacking in numbers as they looked for a quick-fire second. Dzeko and his strike partner Patrik Schick blew two huge chances each with their head in the first half as Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti struggled with the aerial presence. Kolarov was the man feeding the duo — looking nothing like the man Guardiola deemed past it at City. Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan was even tearing through the experienced Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets to the delight of the home crowd. Legend Messi blew his own chances from dead-ball situations in the first half — blazing two free-kicks over Brazilian keeper Alisson’s bar. Roma got their second on 58 minutes, Pique dragging down Dzeko for a blatant spot-kick, allowing skipper De Rossi to send Ter Stegen the wrong way and set up a thrilling finale. But when Nainggolan and Stephan El Shaarawy were denied brilliantly by Ter Stegen with last-ditch saves, the football gods appeared to be siding with the Spaniards. And just as it seemed the home side had given up hope, defender Manolas rose at the near post from Cengiz Under’s cross to flash past Ter Stegen — and spark wild scenes at the Stadio Olimpico. 3 in association with BEARDED THUNDER . . . Messi trudges off in Rome BOBBY REID reignited Bristol City’s play-off bid with a red-hot strike against Birmingham. The 5ft 7in midfielder thumped home his 20th goal of the campaign to give the Robins only their third league win in 13 games. Boss Lee Johnson said: “We needed a big display and that was a big win. “I feel we need to win three of our last four — hopefully this gives us a new lease of life.” Defeat for Birmingham — their first in five — dented boss Garry Monk’s hopes of edging further from the drop zone. The home side threw the kitchen sink at their opponents in an attempt to end a run of 14 league meetings without a win against their bogey side. Johnson’s side went ahead on 12 minutes as Marlon Pack bent a freekick into the top corner from 28 yards. But Birmingham should have pulled level when Jeremie Boga raced clear only to strike the ball at Frank Fielding. Keeper Fielding blocked Lukas Jutkiewicz’s cross but Jacques Maghoma somehow missed from barely six yards. Monk’s men were made to pay on 27 minutes as Famara Diedhiou headed on Joe Bryan’s cross for Reid to net. The Blues hit back when Jutkiewicz somehow beat Fielding at his near post with a snapshot. But the home side looked far hungrier than the one who lost tamely to Brentford and Millwall. And Reid was cursing on 60 minutes after heading against the bar. But he was smiling again six minutes from time when he set up sub Matty Taylor’s clincher. Blues manager Monk moaned: “The difference between the teams was they were clinical — and we just weren’t. “Other results went for us tonight but we can’t rely on other clubs because we are where we are now.” 4 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2GG GOALS Championship HULL FIRE . . . they celebrate their opener It’s Clough and tumble Burton......................0 Hull......................5 NIGEL CLOUGH questioned his position as Burton boss after a section of fans called for him to quit. 20 FULHAM’S S league g D4) is al n run in En Jo shows way to go STEF FUL OF HOPE Albion were thrashed 5-0 at home by Hull to leave them on the brink of relegation and in a post-match radio interview, Clough said: “Maybe I should have gone 15 months ago when I had the chance.” Some Albion faithful briefly chanted for Clough to quit during the second half of a defeat which leaves them in bottom spot with just four games left. Clough — who turned down the chance to be Nottingham Forest boss last season — attempted to clarify his comments to the written press, saying: “I didn’t say I wished I had By JOHN CURTIS taken the Forest job. “I said if people are see. There’s 12 points up saying go, maybe I for grabs but psychologishould have gone 15 cally it’s a massive blow.” months ago then when I Hull registered their had the chance. biggest away league win “Someone had told the for 103 years — with interviewer ‘I should go’. on-loan Liverpool winger “What do they expect Harry Wilson sparking given the resources at the rout five minutes in. Burton? Ask them that. Kamil Grosicki clipped “The chairman and in to make it 2-0 at the owner know exactly the break and David Meyler position and, as he says, struck the third from the we’re still pinching spot after Tom Flanagan ourselves at where this upended Wilson. club has come from in Grosicki netted his secthe last 20 years.” ond with five minutes left Clough, 52, operates and Will Keane struck a with the smallest budget fifth in time added on. in the Championship and Hull manager Nigel gates of less than 4,000. Adkins said: “We’re on a He kept Burton up last good run, ten points season but admitted they clear of the bottom three. look doomed now, seven “We’ve given ourselves points adrift of safety. a better chance of being Clough said: “We are in the Championship nearly gone I’d say now, next season. nearly done. We needed “We want to keep something tonight. doing well, all the players “We will have a go at contributed and we have Derby on Saturday and got to be pleased.” A STEF DREA . . . Johansee Hen’s caught ’em off gaard Nottingham Forest...0 Brentford...1 HENRIK DALSGAARD picked the perfect time to score his first goal in English football. The Danish defender struck nine minutes from time to secure a third successive win and keep up the Bees’ hopes of a play-off spot. Dalsgaard headed home Josh McEachran’s ball in from a corner and boss Dean Smith said: “That’s three 1-0 wins on the spin — and it shows a lot of character. “We’re only four points from the top six. But there’s some teams up there on unbelievable runs, including Fulham who we play on Saturday. All we can do is approach each match and try to win it.” Forest have now gone six games without a goal and the closest they came was Ben Brereton’s fierce shot which hit the bar. Boss Aitor Karanka said: “Fortunately we were at home and our fans saw we created all those chances. We were better than Brentford — and they are aiming for the play-offs.” NEIL’S WONDERFUL By VIC HOLLY ALEX NEIL was a relieved man as Preston ended a run of three straight defeats. Kemar Roofe had given Leeds a half-time lead. But Paul Gallagher and Sean Maguire’s quick-fire double swung the game before Alan Browne sealed the win. Deepdale boss Neil said: “We’re all a bit fed up of playing well and not getting result. “I told the players they needed to pull their fingers out — and to be fair, they did.” But Leeds were livid at play being allowed to go on while Preston..........................3 Leeds..............................1 Pontus Jansson was injured in the build-up to Preston’s second. Boss Paul Heckingbottom said: “The second goal is a big turning point. “Pontus was down in the box playing them all onside and giving them a free header. It should have been stopped.” Neil countered: “I can understand Leeds being frustrated but all I’ll say is that the ball must be really heavy because all he has done is head it.” Roofe smashed home Kalvin Phillips’ cross on 13 minutes as the hosts failed to manage one effort on target in the first half. But Preston levelled just four minutes into the second when Billy Bodin was upended by Vurnon Anita and Gallagher slotted home the penalty. Three minutes later Gallagher’s cross found Maguire to nod in from eight yards. And Browne steered a header into the far corner eight minutes from time. Neil added: “We’ve beaten our points tally for last year with four games remaining. “If other teams around us drop points and we get back into the play-off race, then we will look forward to the run in.” LEEDING MAN . . . Kemar Roofe nets 2GG S club record run of 20 g games unbeaten (W16 so the longest current nglish league football. n 10 By JOHN DILLON HULL have earned ten points from their last six away league games — two more than in their first 15 on the road this term. Fulham.........................1 STEFAN JOHANSEN fired Fulham into the top two — Reading......................0 and they booked a place the appointment of former in the play-offs. The Londoners leap-frogged Cardiff into the automatic spots as their unbeaten run stretched to a remarkable 20 games. It also confirmed their place in the top six for the second successive season — against the Reading side who KO’d them out in last season’s semis. Norway midfielder Johansen tucked home from close range in the 25th minute from Matt Targett’s cross as boss Slavisa Jokanovic (left) made it eight wins from nine. The Bluebirds have a game in hand — but in this superb form Fulham now appear to have the momentum. And Craven Cottage rang out with chants of, ‘Cardiff City, we’re coming for you.’ Jokanovic said: “We have reached one target and made it to the play-offs. “But we have to stay calm. This is just one step and all we can think about now is the next step. “Cardiff have five games to play and we have four — so everything is in their hands.” Fulham’s last defeat was at Sunderland on December 16. Reading had perked up since Swansea chief Paul Clement. He ended a run of nine games without a win in his first match in charge against QPR. And he made it two wins from three by beating Preston last Saturday as the Royals eased their drop fears. Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon tested keeper Vito Mannone with a low cross from the left after only two minutes. Yet within two minutes Fulham defender Tim Ream had to clear in the box from Dadi Bodvarsson’s half-chance. The Cottagers looked a little nervy against a well-organised Reading side — and the home crowd had to be patient. Normal service was resumed when Johansen touched home his eighth goal of the season. Targett crossed after working a one-two with Sessegnon down Fulham’s favoured lefthand side — and Johansen clipped home from inside the six-yard box. There was another chance set up from the left by Targett within three minutes but Alex Mitrovic’s header was gathered by Mannone. And Mitrovic was close with 1 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... IAN HOLLOWAY beat Sheffield Wednesday at the 14th attempt after failing to defeat them during spells with six different clubs (QPR, Plymouth, Leicester, Blackpool, Crystal Palace and Millwall). a glancing header from Johansen’s searching free-kick from the right in the 34th minute. It was now a hunt for goals from a hungry Fulham team — and Reading were pinned in their own half. Mitrovic nearly extended the lead in the 39th minute when he hooked a dangerous shot just above the bar from the edge of the penalty area. The left flank then proved fruitful again for Fulham as Targett got away once more in the 43rd minute — although Mitrovic headed over. Reading began the secondhalf having recovered a little. The commanding Ream had to cover for Fulham in the 47th minute when he dealt with the danger as the visitors’ striker Bodvarsson chased a long high ball into the box. The Cottage faithful love the relentless attacking style of boss Jokanovic’s team — but they had to rediscover their patience again for a while. There was no real concern though when Liam Kelly’s freekick from the right for Reading landed in the six-yard box but then dropped tamely wide on the hour mark. A minute later Johansen was desperately close to his second after he got clear eight yards out — but his attempt bobbled just wide. It took a superb diving block from Mannone to stop a drive from Johansen in the 64th minute, with Mitrovic ruled offside when he tried to back-heel in the loose ball. The pressure was cranking up again as Fulham eagerly tried to make sure of the win. But there was more frustration in the 70th minute when Mannone did well again to stop Lucas Piazon’s 20-yard shot. Johansen found space once more in the area in the 75th minute yet he was just beaten to the ball by Tiago Ilori. And there was yet another chance for Fulham when Ryan Fredericks drove wide from the edge of the box. Neeskens Kebano came on in the 80th minute — and shot just wide as Fulham kept up the hunt for goals. Home skipper Tom Cairney missed another chance three minutes later as the his side maintained their attacking drive until the end. And Reading’s Leandro Bacuna was shown a straight red card in added time for a bad tackle from behind on Sessegnon. Clement admitted: “I am disappointed over the sending off — we will now lose an important player. “But the challenge was a bit rash, he showed his frustration late in the game.” CHAMP TABLE SEN-SATIONAL . . . Fulham ace Stefan Johansen slots in winner P W D L F A Wolves.............41 27 8 6 74 36 Fulham.............42 23 12 7 72 41 Cardiff ............. 41 24 8 9 62 35 Aston Villa.......42 22 10 10 66 40 Derby ...............40 18 14 8 60 38 Millwall ............ 42 18 14 10 54 39 Middlesbro......42 19 9 14 59 41 Bristol City ...... 42 17 14 11 59 48 Sheff Utd.........42 19 8 15 57 49 Brentford........42 17 13 12 58 47 Preston............42 16 15 11 52 44 Ipswich............42 16 8 18 50 52 Norwich...........42 14 14 14 46 52 Leeds................42 15 9 18 54 60 QPR...................42 14 11 17 53 63 Hull...................42 11 14 17 64 61 Sheff Wed ....... 42 11 14 17 50 59 Nottm For........41 13 7 21 43 59 Reading ........... 42 10 12 20 46 61 Birmingham....42 11 7 24 32 61 Bolton..............42 9 12 21 34 64 Barnsley .......... 41 8 13 20 42 61 Sunderland ..... 42 6 15 21 45 74 Burton Albion .42 7 11 24 30 77 Pts 89 81 80 76 68 68 66 65 65 64 63 56 56 54 53 47 47 46 42 40 39 37 33 32 MATCH STATS FULHAM READING 65%........... Possession ...........35% 5/9.....Shots on/off target .....0/1 0.............Blocked shots .............2 6 .................. Corners .................. 2 11..........Fouls conceded..........14 1/0........Yellow/red cards........1/1 ARE MADE OF AMS A e and pals celebrate en QPR’S RAY OF LIGHT By GARETH DAVIES QPR................................4 QPR paid tribute to Ray Wilkins — then turned on a Sheffield Wed..............2 display that would have thrilled Holloway said: “Ray would have their former boss. been looking down and enjoying Wilkins’ brothers Dean and Steve and sister Sandra stood in the centre circle as fans applauded the memory of the man who was player and manager at Loftus Road. Then tears turned to cheers as R’s raced into a three-goal lead through Paul Smyth, Jake Bidwell and Idrissa Sylla. Sylla netted a second-half penalty before a mini fightback from Wednesday. And QPR boss Ian that — though he might not have been smiling when it was 4-2! “I’m bursting with pride about the way my lads went about their work. This was a very fitting way for this football club to show Ray, his family, and the world how we feel about him.” Owls keeper Joe Wildsmith, 22, blundered for the first two goals. In the eighth minute he punched out Bidwell’s cross and it fell to the feet of striker Smyth, 5 in association with who fired low into the corner. Two minutes later Bidwell’s shot was spilled back into his path by Wildsmith — and the left-back netted with his second bite. Darnell Furlong crossed for Sylla to head in at the back stick with just 15 minutes played. Eight minutes after the break Sylla blasted home from the spot after Tom Lees brought down Bright Osayi-Samuel. The visitors replied on the hour when Fernando Forestieri fired in, before Atdhe Nuhiu’s headed second — but the night belonged to Rangers and their old gaffer. Owls boss Jos Luhukay said: “We weren’t in the game in those first 15 minutes.” MISSED . . . McGeady’s penalty hits the post Coleman’s Pinto bitter Sunderland..............1 Norwich..............1 SUNDERLAND’S Championship survival bid became Mission Virtually Impossible after Ivo Pinto’s last-minute equaliser denied them a win. Chris Coleman’s team were just seconds away from their first home victory in seven games when Norwich’s Pinto broke Black Cat hearts. The Sunderland boss said at the weekend that he needed five wins out of five from the final month of the season to stand any realistic chance of staying out of League One. Last night, in thick Wearside fog, his desperate players By COLIN YOUNG looked to have breathed fresh life into their rele- chance for the Canaries, gation fight in a thor- the midfielder launched a oughly entertaining game 90th minute free-kick at the Stadium of Light. into a packed area. Yet it was not to be — Somehow Grant Hanand they are still six ley’s wayward header fell points from safety. to Pinto, who smashed Coleman said: “It is the ball home through bitterly disappointing. It Lee Camp’s legs. is a tough one to take Black Cats were given but, once again in the a 39th-minute penalty last five minutes, we have when Ashley Fletcher lost two points. out-sprinted Hanley and “It is difficult to say the Scotland defender anything to the players sent him to ground. because they are empty. McGeady stepped up “They have given abso- and sent Angus Gunn the lutely everything in the wrong way but his shot last four games.” crashed into the post. Sunderland missed a Farke said: “It was a first-half penalty and pretty wild game, a little survived a shot against bit crazy and I kept askthe woodwork to lead ing how many chances Daniel Farke’s Norwich did we need to score? thanks to George Honey“We had ten 100 per man’s sixth of the season cent chances and it is in the 63rd minute. unbelievable how many But the home side were we missed. always hanging on to “But I have a smile on their fragile lead. my face because when And after James Mad- you score so late you dison squandered a late have to be content.” Evans above, he’s two hot Sheff Utd.......2 Middlesbrough.......1 By MICHAEL MORGAN SO HOOPY . . . Smyth hails QPR opener LEE EVANS bagged a first-half double to pump fresh life into Sheffield United’s promotion push. Blades chief Chris Wilder said: “We’re alive and kicking, we are a determined bunch and we showed all of that against a Boro team who are no mugs.” Evans struck after just two minutes, burying a beauty of a first-time volley from 20 yards. The Teessiders’ skipper Grant Leadbitter got himself sent off in the 25th minute for two bookings. And United took full advantage when Evans drilled home a low drive. Daniel Ayala slotted home in the 48th minute to trigger a gallant fightback by Boro — but they fell short of grabbing a draw. Boss Tony Pulis was furious with ref Darren Bond for sending off Leadbitter and fumed: “I’ve got no argument with the first booking but to make that second decision in a game of this size was poor. “The referee has to understand players will make honest challenges and still give free-kicks away.” 6 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2GG GOALS Championship ELL OF A FINISH . . . Tom Elliott nods home for Lions Happy Harris’ golden touch Bolton...................0 Millwall....................2 MARVELLOUS Millwall are on the march to the play-offs and boss Neil Harris can do no wrong. The Lions took their red-hot streak to 16 games without defeat with their 11th win in that run. And local hero Harris has to take the plaudits for a shrewd selection that paid off. Big striker Tom Elliott was picked in a masterstroke by Harris, who wanted his height and strength at both ends of the pitch. Millwall struggled under a Bolton onslaught but got their game together as By ALAN NIXON Ben Marshall teed up confidence and running their opener. just now. Few would The winger made space down the left and want to face them in the play-offs in this mood. delivered a pinpoint cross Harris added: “Our fans for Elliott to head home will be pinching themin the 34th minute. Beaming Harris said: selves. It’s a special time. “We have played 42 “Tom was ready. He was games and the table excellent in both boxes. doesn’t lie. “You need to be “We are one of the best aggressive against Phil six teams in the division. Parkinson’s sides. “Millwall have had a “The first goal was us. It’s a great cross and a fantastic season — but we won’t rest. great header.” “We want to be there. The Lions made it 2-0 We want to attack the with a fabulous breaka- play-offs. The players way goal on 63 minutes. have earned that right.” Right-back Mahlon Bolton are two points Romeo ran from his own above the drop zone and box to Bolton’s before boss Parkinson said: “It cutting the ball back into is still in our hands. It’s the danger area. about working together to Marshall was one of find a solution. three Lions waiting and “It’s a bit like last year rattled in from ten yards, when we could not get a much to the delight of goal but found a way to their noisy band of 526 get over the line. travelling fans. “I’ve just reminded the Millwall are full of lads of that.” Wolves ready with Nu deal Wolves v Derby County CrackerJack WINNER FIT FOR A (FUTURE) KING By TOM BARCLAY Aston Villa.................1 STEVE BRUCE joked Cardiff........................0 Prince William’s team-talk led to Jack Grealish’s to him, he knows his stuff. It stunning winner. was good to see him. The Duke of Cambridge made a shock appearance at the home of his favourite team, speaking with Villa players and staff before kick-off. He then took in the game alongside ex-Villa striker John Carew and witnessed Grealish’s 85th-minute 25-yard strike which damaged Neil Warnock’s bid to mix it with Premier League royalty next term. Bruce joked: “He came and picked the team. He said we’re English and we’ve got to beat the Welsh! “It’s great the future king is an Aston Villa fan. To be fair “We’ll give him a ticket next week, that’s for sure!” Defeat saw Cardiff surrender second spot to Fulham, whose 1-0 win over Reading extended their unbeaten run to 20 games. And Bruce feels the momentum is with Slavisa Jokanovic’s Cottagers as the battle for the automatic places nears its climax. The Villa chief added: “You can never say never regarding the top two. “You have to say Fulham’s run has been remarkable, but we’ll try and close the five- MATCH STATS ASTON VILLA CARDIFF 60%...........Possession...........40% 4/8.....Shots on/off target .....4/5 1.............Blocked shots .............2 8 ..................Corners ..................3 13..........Fouls conceded..........19 4/0........Yellow/red cards........5/0 Time: 84m 33s Distance: 27.62yards Shot speed: 58.5mph 7.45pm, Sky Sports Football and “disgrace” by Cardiff manager Neil Warnock for failing to shake his hand straight after their game last Friday. Nuno sprinted on to the pitch to celebrate with his players after the Bluebirds missed two injury-time penalties to hand them a dramatic 1-0 win in Wales. And he regrets not offering his hand to Warnock immediately. He said: “It was a memorable game, historical in the way it finished. “Sometimes it’s very hard to control emotions and I was very happy. “Of course I think it’s right to show respect but my conscience is clear.” Laing hit the post on 16 minutes, perhaps the 69-yearold may have figured his luck was out. This was the seventh defeat in seven for Warnock against Bruce in a league away match. But the Bluebirds chief insisted: “It is nice to be the hunter rather than the hunted. “There will still be twists between now and the end of the season. “It is different when you’re out front. “I don’t know how we’ve not won the game with those chances. “Their goalkeeper was unbelievable. I cannot fault the lads. You could see what it meant to Villa, they celebrated like they had won the World Cup.” illiam OW . . . Prince W k VOLLEY GOOD SH react to Jac rew Ca Jon ace la ht) and ex-Vil wonder-strike (rig Grealish’s winning By GRAEME BRYCE NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO is set to land a bumper pay rise. The Wolves new deal at Wolves. chief was branded a The Midlanders want to tie the Portuguese boss to the club for another three years as a reward for taking them to the brink of the Premier League. And victory over Derby tonight will see them take another giant leap towards the top flight. Nuno, 44, is just under 12 months into a threeyear contract. But the ex-Valencia and Porto coach’s impressive achievement has convinced Chinese owners Fosun to offer him a golden handcuffs deal. Initial talks are already under way and likely to be finalised once Wolves’ promotion is confirmed, with Nuno set for a hefty point gap on Friday night against Leeds. “Fulham have beaten us all on this run. There are four to play and it would take an almighty collapse. But we’ve seen it before.” On match-winner Grealish, Bruce said: “We’ve all known he is a talent and to be without him for six months shows us what we’ve missed.” It was another heartbreaking night of late drama for Warnock, who had seen his side miss TWO stoppage-time penalties in Friday’s 1-0 home defeat by Wolves. That result virtually ended the chances of Cardiff catching Nuno Espirito Santo’s table-toppers, but second place was still very much all to play for. Yet when Nathaniel Mendez- MICK QUITS IPSWICH By MEL HENDERSON MICK McCARTHY walked out of Ipswich last night — after a first win in seven games. SHOCK . . . McCarthy leaves Portman Road The manager was due to leave at the end of the season when his contract runs out. But he said after a brief post-match press conference: “I’m out of here.” McCarthy’s relationship with supporters deteriorated rapidly this season and even last night they were on his back. Fans booed his decision to withdraw debut-making Irish teenager Barry Cotter soon after Jonas Knudsen’s clincher Ipswich........................1 Barnsley.....................0 — his first goal of the season — early in the second half. Before he stormed out, McCarthy — in charge at Portman Road since 2012 — said: “It was a disgraceful reaction from the fans. But I won’t have to listen to it again because that’s my last game.” He made his decision after talks with Ipswich owner Marcus Evans at the weekend. He told the club website: “We agreed that it was in the best interests for me, the players and the club that I move on now.” Ex-Wolves boss McCarthy took the Tractor Boys into the play-offs in 2015 but last season they finished in their lowest league position for 58 years. Danish international Knudsen bagged the points with a 54th-minute glancing header. Barnsley remain in the relegation places, two points from safety with four games left. Boss Jose Morais said: “We didn’t create enough chances to earn a point. “Every one of our final four games is a must-win game.” Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ............... 7 STING IN THE TAYL League One They are Town and out, now WIGAN have won their last seven games against Rochdale in all competitions with an aggregate of 12-1. KNEESY DOES IT . . . Lyle Taylor celebrates his strike for Wimbledon Blackpool..........3 Northampton...0 NORTHAMPTON are now staring relegation in the face after this collapse. The Cobblers are four points from safety having played more games than their rivals. Boss Dean Austin said: “It is a blow but we have to keep believing, we have to keep fighting. “It is not over yet but we have to be better than we were tonight.” Town were thwarted by Tangerines keeper Joe Lumley who kept out Kevin van Veen and Chris Long. And Armand Gnanduillet made them pay when he put the hosts ahead from eight yards just before the break. Sean Longstaff doubled the lead with a 25-yard screamer into the top corner on 62 minutes. Jimmy Ryan’s free-kick took a massive deflection to make it three. Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer said: “We showed what we are capable of with a commanding performance. We could have had even more goals.” Sport PLYMOUTH defender Ryan Edwards, 24, has been given the allclear after a battle with testicular cancer. Edwards, who is already training again, tweeted: “I said we’d beat it and we have!” SHORT Con job sinks U’s Oxford Utd........0 Fleetwood..........1 FLEETWOOD sub Conor McAleny scored a superb last-gasp winner to add to Oxford’s relegation jitters. The U’s, with one win in their last 11 league games, are just five points above the drop zone. They looked to have secured a precious point until McAleny cut inside from the left and blasted a 25-yard shot past keeper Simon Eastwood. U’s boss Karl Robinson said: “In all my career I haven’t hurt this much. “The hurt inside me for my players and for the fans is unbelievable. We just couldn’t finish.” It was harsh on Oxford and particularly Eastwood, who had produced superb saves from Bobby Grant and Kyle Dempsey. Fleetwood had their own hero keeper in Alex Cairns, who denied Wes Thomas and Rob Dickie. Cod Army manager John Sheridan said: “These points will keep us in the division which is massive.” Wimbledon...................1 Charlton........................0 LEE BOWYER admits Charlton are “hurting” after his first defeat as boss dented their play-off hopes. Lyle Taylor’s 17th goal of the season ensured Dons moved four points clear of the drop zone. And Bowyer, who won three and drew one of his opening four, said: “They competed better. We can’t afford any more slip-ups. “Everybody’s hurting. We don’t want to be feel like that again.” Taylor pounced on a Patrick Bauer slip to slide the ball in from 15 yards in first-half injury-time. Jason Pearce headed on to the post for Charlton late on. And Dons boss Neal Ardley said: “I can’t begin to tell you how good a performance that was! “They’ve beaten some very good teams very, very well.” Rochdale.......................1 Wigan............................4 By GARY CARTER DAN BURN helped Wigan back to the top of the table — crucially five points above third-placed Shrewsbury. Much talk was about whether Will Grigg could keep up his red-hot scoring run as the Latics chase automatic promotion. But it was 6ft 7in defender Burn (below) who headed the all-important opener to expose Dale’s frailties at the back. And that was brutally drilled home by three goals in eight second-half minutes. Super-sub James Vaughan slotted home the second before Michael Jacobs’ excellent third. Grigg finally got on the scoresheet with a low drive as Paul Cook’s men put daylight between themselves and topthree rivals Shrewsbury But Wigan first-team coach Anthony Barry admitted: “I’d imagine the season will go right down the wire. “Set-pieces have been one of the stories of our season. Chey Dunkley and Dan Burn really believe they’re going to score.” Dale may have been in the bottom four before kick-off but they had already achieved one of their targets — just being in touch with their relegation rivals. And next Tuesday’s clash with local rivals and fellow strugglers Oldham was already looming LEAGUE 1 TABLE P Wigan.................40 Blackburn..........41 Shrewsbury.......40 Rotherham........41 Plymouth...........40 Charlton.............41 Portsmouth.......41 Peterboro..........41 Scunthorpe .......41 Bristol R .............41 Fleetwood.........42 Blackpool...........42 Southend...........41 Bradford............39 Gillingham ......... 41 Doncaster..........39 Oxford Utd ........ 41 Walsall................40 AFC Wimbledon.41 Oldham .............. 39 Rochdale............40 MK Dons .............41 Northampton....42 Bury....................41 W 26 25 24 21 18 17 19 16 15 16 15 13 14 16 12 12 12 12 12 11 9 10 10 7 D 8 11 9 6 9 11 5 13 16 7 9 14 11 5 15 14 11 11 10 11 15 12 10 9 L 6 5 7 14 13 13 17 12 10 18 18 15 16 18 14 13 18 17 19 17 16 19 22 25 F 81 75 55 68 53 54 54 64 58 57 56 54 49 49 43 47 55 48 39 52 44 41 36 32 A Pts 27 86 36 86 33 81 51 69 48 63 49 62 51 62 51 61 49 61 61 55 60 54 52 53 60 53 61 53 47 51 45 50 62 47 58 47 51 46 66 44 53 42 59 42 72 40 62 30 in association with Big Burn is on fire DAN THE LATICS’ MAN large, especially as the Latics face Walsall tonight. Wigan, meanwhile, see themselves as a Championship team — now they just have to get there. With Shrewsbury not playing, Cook’s men knew victory would give them a cushion over their rivals with just six games left. And Burn gave them the ideal start by nodding in after Chey Dunkley headed Max Power’s corner into the danger area. Nick Powell was perhaps thankful the flag went up as he hit the post when he should have made it 2-0. Joe Rafferty then hit the bar at the other end with a header, while Matty Done should have done better after a scorching run down almost presented him with an equaliser. Wigan talisman Powell limped off before the break. Yet that brought Vaughan on and he got Wigan’s second on 53 minutes. Jacobs hammered in No 3 on the hour before Grigg bagged his 24th of the season. Steven Davies netted a late penalty after Calvin Andrew was brought down but Dale boss Keith Hill admitted his side got a lesson. He said: “They’re top of the league for a reason. They have the best players and manager. “We’re not the first team to lose to them — and we certainly won’t be the last.” ROVER ’N DOUBT AN UNINSPIRED Blackburn picked up a potentially crucial point — but slipped off top spot. Tony Mowbray’s men lacked any spark and created few chances as they stretched the gap on thirdplaced Shrewsbury to five points. But they surrendered the league lead to Wigan on goal difference after the Latics’ 4-1 win. Rovers boss Mowbray said: “We were certainly not at our fluent best and did not create as much as we would have liked. “At this stage of the season it is the points that matter. We have four games to go and we are exactly where we want to be.” The best Rovers could muster in Gillingham.......................0 Blackburn........................0 the entire 90 minutes were two Charlie Mulgrew free-kicks, both well saved by Tomas Holy. Gills chief Steve Lovell said: “It was a very good performance. “We started right, they had a lot of possession but didn’t really hurt us. The players deserve their point. “I think they all put in a shift. We all have to roll up our sleeves and give everything and they did. “Playing against the league leaders gives you a lift but Oldham on Saturday is a different prospect.” VIEW TO A DILL ANDREW DILLON Darn it, Masuaku! WEST HAM are having to count an unexpected cost from Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea. Popular Hammer Arthur Masuaku was spotted charging up and down the left wing at Stamford Bridge with gaping holes in the backs of his socks. At first it was feared West Ham had become infested with ravenous moths which devoured Masuaku’s kit. But investigations revealed that the player did it deliberately. Masuaku’s explanation is that in their original state the socks were too tight for his bulging calf muscles, so he loosened them up with a ripping frenzy in the dressing room before kick-off. However, with £40million profit in the bank this year, the club are unlikely to charge him for deliberate misuse of company property! TYPO CORNER: This from the BBC Sport P website last Sunday. Greater Manchester Police will draft in extra offers to protect Liverpool’s bus for Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final at Etihad Stadium after Manchester City’s bus was attacked before the first leg at Anfield. NOU FAZE BARCELONA have been known to leave opponents in a daze with their wizardry on the pitch. Now they are doing the same with their fans. The Nou Camp giants conducted an experiment with hypnotist Jeff Toussaint, who put three supporters under his spell then brought Barca superstars Philippe Coutinho, Ivan Rakitic and Paulinho into the room. Not one of the fans had the foggiest that they were standing next to their sporting heroes. Mind you, a similar thing happened to Paulinho when he was a bit of a disaster at Tottenham not so long ago. Most weeks 35,000 punters would stare at the £17million Brazilian midfielder right in front of them and fail to recognise a Premier League footballer. Lake jumps in . . . SOME people are on something — they think it’s all over . . . Former Manchester City midfielder Paul Lake made a schoolboy error with his Twitter praise as City stood 45 minutes from the Prem title with a 2-0 lead over Manchester United. Lake, 49, bellowed into a camera phone: “They can’t deal with it, they can’t cope with us, this could be five or six. City are playing out of this world.” Final score: Man City 2, Man Utd 3. But Lake is not the worst. For old time’s sake, here is one of legendary commentator David Coleman’s finest moments: “Don’t tell those coming in the final result of that fantastic match but let’s just have another look at Italy’s winning goal.” 7 8 ............... Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2GG GOALS League Two LEAGUE 2 TABLE MATT FINISH . . . Taylor bags first of his Swindon double P W D L F A Pts 40 83 Accrington .......40 26 5 9 67 43 80 Luton.................42 23 11 8 87 55 74 Wycombe..........41 21 11 9 75 47 72 57 13 6 22 Exeter ...............41 44 70 63 Notts Co............42 19 13 10 57 42 67 Lincoln City.......40 18 13 9 51 40 65 Coventry...........41 19 8 14 48 64 Mansfield..........42 16 16 10 61 62 64 Swindon............42 19 7 16 63 50 61 Carlisle .............. 42 16 13 13 57 46 61 Colchester........42 16 13 13 51 59 57 53 17 9 16 Crawley Town.. 42 51 54 49 12 Newport Co ...... 40 13 15 55 54 Camb Utd..........41 14 12 15 44 58 52 Stevenage........42 13 13 16 56 60 51 62 17 12 13 ..42 ham.... Chelten 70 47 Crewe................42 14 5 23 56 64 46 55 18 10 12 Yeovil................40 59 43 46 Port Vale...........42 10 13 19 40 53 43 Morecambe ...... 41 9 16 16 34 63 41 Grimsby.............42 10 11 21 48 70 40 Forest Green .... 41 11 7 23 63 36 Barnet ...............42 9 9 24 38 71 35 Chesterfield.....40 9 8 23 43 By GEOFF KNOX Stevenage.................1 When Flitcroft replaced Steve Evans in March they were one win from an automatic promotion spot — but a top-three finish is a pipe dream now. Flitcroft claims he feels no personal pressure. He said: “I don’t do this for me — I do it for the supporters. They have been incredible since I walked in the building. “We must turn up in the last few games with honesty and a commitment to put teams to the sword.” Stevenage were undone when Danny Newton smashed Joe Martin’s corner past Conrad Logan. Stags keeper Logan denied Newton twice more before Kane Hemmings wasted a chance to level when he headed wide Hayden White’s cross. Atkinson levelled six minutes after the break, sidefooting in Johnny Hunt’s cross. Stevenage chief Maamria said: “We had a lot of chances but didn’t have the rub of the green to win.” (1) 1 LIVERPOOL Salah 56 Firmino 77 (0) 2 in the play-offs. I’m bitterly disappointed because there were three or four players out there who should have been in a winning team.” Yeovil struggled up front without 14-goal striker Francois Zoko, who was sent off against Luton on Saturday along with defender Ryan Dickson. But Yeovil boss Darren Way was delighted with the way they battled to a point. He said: “My under-23s have done me proud. That’s what I call them because they’re such an inexperienced group. “Swindon’s players have 3,100 appearances between them and our lads have about 1,100. When we lost Stuart Nelson, we lost another 450. But we never gave up.” Morecambe.........................2 Chesterfield.........................2 CHESTERFIELD boss Jack Lester praised his rock-bottom side’s spirit as they hit back from two goals down. Garry Thompson and Callum Lang put Morecambe in charge at the break — but Kristian Dennis and Andy Kellett snatched a draw. Lester said: “We always thought if we got one we could go on and get two. “In the end we’re a bit disappointed we didn’t get the third. But that point could be vital at the end of the season. “The lads showed a lot of fight and it was a fantastic battling performance.” Thompson scored with a close-range header on 16 minutes and Lang made it 2-0 12 minutes from the break. Dennis fired in a stunning volley ten minutes after the restart and Kellett smashed their 74th-minute leveller. Morecambe boss Jim Bentley said: “We didn’t defend particularly well but a point takes us a step closer to safety.’’ QPR (3) 4 Smyth 8 Bidwell 10 Sylla 15, 53 (pen) SHEFF WED (0) 2 Forestieri 61 Nuhiu 69 Att: 12,521 (2) 2 MIDDLESBRO (0) 1 Ayala 48 Att: 26,557 SHEFF UTD Evans 2, 40 BARCELONA (0) 0 Att: 56,580 SUNDERLAND(0) 1 Honeyman 63 NORWICH Pinto 89 Att: 24,894 (0) 1 (4-4 on aggregate; Roma win on away goals) SKY BET LEAGUE ONE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP AFC WIM’DON (1) 1 Taylor 45 CHARLTON Att: 4,457 BLACKPOOL (1) 3 Gnanduillet 42 Longstaff 62 Ryan 74 N’THAMPTON (0) 0 Att: 2,964 GILLINGHAM (0) 0 BLACKBURN (0) 0 Att: 6,361 OXFORD UTD (0) 0 Att: 6,337 FLEETWOOD (0) 1 McAleny 90 ROCHDALE (0) 1 Davies 87 (pen) Att: 3,850 WIGAN Burn 17 Vaughan 54 Jacobs 60 Grigg 63 BOLTON Att: 13,810 But there was nothing his replacement Jonny Maddison could do about Taylor’s second goal on 72 minutes. Taylor’s 22-yard shot through a crowded box took a deflection to wrong-foot Maddison. But the visitors were not finished and Fisher levelled to damage Swindon boss Phil Brown’s target of four wins from the last five games to ‘guarantee’ a play-off place. Frustrated Brown admitted: “We probably need to win our remaining four games to finish WILL ATKINSON salvaged a point for Mansfield — but Mansfield...................1 David Flitcroft is yet to for a third straight win taste victory in eight games looking under new boss Dino Maamria. as Stags boss. On 15 minutes Mansfield were MAN CITY Jesus 2 Att: 53,461 ASTON VILLA (0) 1 Grealish 85 Swindon.....................2 WILL POWERS IN FOR STAGS UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Quarter-final, 2nd Legs (Liverpool win 5-1 on aggregate) ALEX FISHER’S 89thminute equaliser dented Yeovil............................2 the play-off hopes of West picked up an injury just before Country rivals Swindon. the break and was subbed. The Yeovil striker took a pass from Omar Sowunmi on his chest and turned to poke in his fourth goal in four games. Swindon’s player-coach Matt Taylor thought he had sealed the win with a goal in each half. In the 11th minute Kaiyne Woolery sent a low cross over from the left and winger Taylor guided it past helpless keeper Stuart Nelson from three yards. Impressive Glovers midfielder Lewis Wing levelled in the 69th minute with a blistering 20-yard shot that left Stuart Moore flatfooted. Yeovil stopper Nelson FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: ALL LAST NIGHT’S RESULTS ROMA (1) 3 Dzeko 6 De Rossi 58 (pen) Manolas 82 Fisher king halts Robins By JEFF TAPLIN in association with (0) 0 CARDIFF Att: 32,560 (0) 0 MILLWALL Elliott 34 Marshall 63 (1) 2 BRISTOL CITY(2) 3 Pack 12 Reid 27 Taylor 84 BIRMINGHAM (1) 1 Jutkiewicz 34 Att: 20,288 BURTON ALB (0) 0 Att: 3,659 HULL (2) 5 Wilson 5 Grosicki 33, 85 Meyler 63 (pen) Keane 90 FULHAM Johansen 25 (1) 1 READING Att: 19,272 (0) 0 IPSWICH Knudsen 54 (0) 1 BARNSLEY Att: 13,271 (0) 0 NOTTM FOR (0) 0 Att: 20,596 BRENTFORD (0) 1 Dalsgaard 82 PRESTON (0) 3 Gallagher 49 (pen) Maguire 52 Browne 82 LEEDS Roofe 13 Att: 14,188 (0) 0 (1) 4 LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Dundee Utd 1 St Mirren 0; Inverness CT 1 Falkirk 0; Morton 3 Dumbarton 2. LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Cowdenbeath 0 Montrose 3. Off - Berwick v Stenhousemuir (due to waterlogged pitch). VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Barrow 3 Eastleigh 2; Boreham Wood 0 Macclesfield 2; Chester FC 3 Bromley 2; Ebbsfleet Utd 3 Wrexham 0; FC Halifax 2 Sutton Utd 1; Maidenhead Utd 2 Woking 1; Solihull Moors 1 Maidstone Utd 0; Torquay 1 AFC Fylde 3; Tranmere 4 Gateshead 2. Off - Guiseley v Dag & Red (due to waterlogged pitch). VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Kidderminster 3 Stockport County 1; Nuneaton 1 York 0; Spennymoor Town 0 Boston Utd 0. Off - Blyth Spartans v Southport; Leamington v Chorley (due to waterlogged pitches). VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Bognor Regis Town 2 St Albans 1; Gloucester 0 Dartford 1; Truro City 2 Concord Rangers 0; Welling 0 Hemel Hempstead 0. Off - Havant & Waterlooville v East Thurrock; Poole Town v Hampton & Richmond (due to waterlogged pitches). SKY BET LEAGUE TWO EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Biggleswade Town 3 Slough 5; Merthyr Town 1 Chesham 2; Royston Town 1 Banbury Utd 1. Off - Dunstable v Gosport Borough; St Ives Town v Redditch (due to waterlogged pitches). MORECAMBE (2) 2 Thompson 16 Lang 33 CHESTERF’LD (0) 2 Dennis 55 Kellett 74 Att: 1,042 BOSTIK PREMIER - Burgess Hill Town 2 Enfield Town 4; Dulwich 1 Tonbridge Angels 2; Leiston 3 Harrow Borough 0; Lowestoft Town 2 Hendon 1; Margate 0 Kingstonian 2. STEVENAGE (1) 1 Newton 15 MANSFIELD (0) 1 Atkinson 51 Att: 2,294 EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Ashton Utd 1 Stafford Rangers 0; Lancaster City 3 Grantham 1; Rushall Olympic 2 Buxton 0; Warrington Town 0 Nantwich Town 0; Workington 1 Farsley Celtic 2. (1) 1 SWINDON Taylor 11, 72 Att: 5,709 (1) 2 YEOVIL Wing 68 Fisher 89 (0) 2 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIER Bosnia-Herzegovina 0 England 2.