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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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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
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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
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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.”
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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.
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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.
steve.hawkes@the-sun.co.uk
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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.
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THERESA May will today
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The cash will increase
Alexander
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Commonwealth Games.
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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.
daniel.jones@the-sun.co.uk
Choc
tactics . . .
new pink
KitKat
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could win £5,000 and take part in a professional photoshoot in Ibiza. Full terms and
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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.
emily.andrews@the-sun.co.uk
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.
mike.sullivan@the-sun.co.uk
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
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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”.
alex.diaz@the-sun.co.uk
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.”
dan.wootton@the-sun.co.uk
Now . . Marlen and Frank
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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
jane.moore@the-sun.co.uk
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.
james.beal@the-sun.co.uk
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”.
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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.”
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Bramble . . . cash woes
Ex-Prem
star Titus
could go
bankrupt
Grey male spotted in Yorkshire
field... 50 MILES from the sea
EX-Premier League ace
Titus Bramble is seeking
a loan to avoid bankruptcy in three weeks, a
court was told yesterday.
The one-time Newcastle
and Ipswich star, 36, was
absent as the taxman
requested the insolvency
hearing be postponed.
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.”
simon.boyle@the-sun.co.uk
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.
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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.
matthew.dathan@thesun.co.uk
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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fear they will not be able
to afford to retire ever, a
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PICTURES THAT
PUT THEM AWAY
Sicknote
copper’s
an online
prostitute
By ANDY CRICK
A POLICEMAN has quit
after
he
was
caught
working as a prostitute
while on sick leave.
Det
Con
Richard
Holder, 41, set up a profile called Sweet Sensations on an adult website.
He then took payments
for sex at his home.
Sussex Police found out
and he admitted offering
to perform sexual acts
for remuneration, inciting
prostitution and controlling prostitution for gain.
The cop, of Eastbourne,
East Sussex, quit last
month. 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.
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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.”
ben.leo@the-sun.co.uk
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.
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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: dan.wootton@the-sun.co.uk
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
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Time (Aus)… I off
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became
div
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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.
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V
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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.
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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
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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.
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bit
QUINCY JONE
do a one-off sumS is to
in London to celmer gig
turning 85 this yeaebrate
legendary US mu r. The
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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.
Andrew did well not to
pour a drink over him.
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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
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S,SL,HD)
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
8.00 The Supervet
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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
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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
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(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
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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
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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
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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) ★★
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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
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Jamie East And Denise Welch 4.00 Afternoon Show 7.00
James Whale Feat Ash 10.00 The Late Night Alternative
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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.
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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.
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grounds that he did not
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up after the fight.
Ali is convinced David must
have taken steroids and that’s
what made him attack Gary –
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touched them.
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IT HAS been one of the BBC’s raunchiest
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in the last series including a bathtub
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involving 24 courtesans.
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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”
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guess how many Russian
offenders were currently
in UK prisons.
Almost 60 per cent of
voters correctly guessed
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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.
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VICKY PATTISON
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DEBBIE McGEE was a
machine on Strictly
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but the star has revealed
she was suffering with
insomnia throughout.
The former magician’s
assistant, whose
husband PAUL DANIELS
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runner-up on the BBC1
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.”
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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To omit job losses in the police
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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
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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.
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12 Best artist in the aristocracy? (3-6)
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17 Crashing into beast like mule (9)
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14 Croatian ripped wet weather gear (8)
16 Rotter in river for ten years (6)
18 Fault wicked in heroic sailor (6)
19 Former nurse makes offer (6)
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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
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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:
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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.”
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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.
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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.”
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BIG LEAPL
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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dave.kidd@the-sun.co.uk
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.
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Madrid and Bayern
Munich’s bid to make
the last four.
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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
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AUG
SEP
MOR’S
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.”
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Apr
p 22
Apr 28
Mayy 6
May 13
Bournemouth (h)
West Brom ((a))
Stoke
(h)
( )
Chelsea
(a)
Brighton
(h)
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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.
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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
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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
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2GG
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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 ...............
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.”
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Hull
registered
their
had the chance.
biggest away league win
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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
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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
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pinching spot after Tom Flanagan
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club has come from in
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ond with five minutes left
Clough,
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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.”
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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.”
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VOLLEY GOOD SH
react to Jac
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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.
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