EE FR Your regular METRO packed with news, sport and features INSIDE» FR EE MAIN PICTURE: DOMINIC LIPINSKI/PA; INSET: TIM ROOKE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Tuesday, April 24, 2018 T HE WORL D’ S M O ST P O PU L AR FRE E N E WSPAP E R THREE CHEERS! A beaming Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proudly show off their little prince, born on St George’s Day. The name of the new royal, the couple’s third, is yet to be revealed but Prince William told waiting crowds: ‘You’ll find out soon!’ He also joked that he and Kate would have ‘thrice the worry now’. Full story : Pages 2, 3, 5 & 7 » 2 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Exciting times: George and Charlotte are taken to meet their baby brother by their proud dad PICTURE: REX Proclamation: An ornate notice, signed by the royal gynaecologists, announcing the baby’s birth is placed outside Buckingham Palace PA/GETTY Princess charming: Charlotte turns to give the crowd another ‘royal wave’ PICTURE: GETTY Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 3 by DANIEL BINNS THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proudly presented their new baby boy to the world yesterday, just hours after he arrived. William and Kate smiled and waved as they unveiled their third child – the fifth in line to the throne – although mystery still surrounds the name of the 8lb 7oz newborn. The duke told reporters he was ‘very happy, very delighted’ as he and his wife left the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. However, he added there was ‘thrice the worry now’ for the family, referring to oldest son George, four, and daughter Charlotte, two. The duchess was admitted to hospital in the early stages of labour at 6am and gave birth at 11.01am. ‘We didn’t keep you waiting too long this time,’ William joked. Kate spent about 11 hours in labour before Prince George’s birth in 2013. But Princess Charlotte arrived after around three hours in 2015. When quizzed on the baby’s name, William told reporters: ‘You’ll find out soon enough.’ Arthur is the firm favourite at the bookies, although other predictions include Philip, after the Duke of Edinburgh, James, Frederick and Albert. The little prince is the heaviest newborn in direct line to the throne in modern times – 1oz heavier than George and 4oz more than Charlotte. Earlier in the afternoon, Prince William temporarily left his wife’s side to fetch George and Charlotte, so the pair could meet their little brother. Princess Charlotte threatened to steal the show as she delighted crowds of well-wishers outside the hospital by pausing several times to give her ‘royal wave’. In contrast, big brother George, who came to the hospital straight from school in his uniform, appeared tired. The duchess left hospital in heels and a red Jenny Packham dress with a white lace collar, while the baby appeared to be wearing the same bonnet worn by Charlotte as a newborn. The birth was announced with the traditional notice outside Buckingham Palace, though Kensington Palace also issued a tweet that said: ‘The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.’ It later added: ‘Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have received. ‘They would also like to thank everyone for their warm wishes.’ William will be ‘concentrating on his family for the next couple of weeks’, the palace said. The baby was delivered by consultant obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston, the surgeon-gynaecologist to the Royal Household, and consultant gynaecologist Alan Farthing – the former fiancé of murdered TV star Jill Dando. Both were also on hand for the birth of George and Charlotte. ‘Very happy, very delighted’: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge present their newborn son PICTURE: AP TIME TO MEET YOUR (NOT SO) LITTLE BRO Charlotte nearly steals the show as Kate and Wills show off baby No.3 Stylish departure: Page 5 » Home time: Kate and William leave St Mary’s hours after the birth yesterday KARWAI TANG Thrice the worry: The little prince nods off as William shares a joke with reporters PICTURES: GETTY/REX Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 5 Facing the cameras: Kate and William and their newborn son outside the Lindo Wing PA Team Kate at the ready as world waited to see prince Tradition: Charlotte at the Lindo Wing in May 2015 (left) and George in July 2013 EPA ‘TEAM Kate’ was on hand to help the Duchess of Cambridge prepare for the traditional photocall on the steps of the Lindo Wing just hours after giving birth. Kate’s PA turned style adviser Natasha Archer was spotted leaving the building, possibly having delivered the duchess’s carefully selected outfit. She was seen at the wing after George’s arrival in 2013, carrying a car seat for the future king. Ms Archer has been credited with revamping Kate’s look, and is said to have the job of ordering clothes and making bespoke adjustments. She joins the Cambridges on overseas tours and Style is believed to have adviser: worked for the Natasha Duke and DuchArcher REX ess of Gloucester. by LAURA ELSTON Another helper, Amanda Cook Tucker, cares for what Kate once joked was her ‘nightmare’ hair. She was called to the Lindo Wing after the birth of George and Charlotte and is sure to have been with the duchess there yesterday. The royal baby arrived with just over three and a half weeks to go before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in Windsor on May 19. Kate is expected to attend but, with her baby only a few weeks’ old, is unlikely to stay for the entire celebration. George, four, and Charlotte, two, are tipped to be page boy and bridesmaid at the ceremony in St George’s Chapel. The duchess was on hand when the children carried out the same duties for their aunt Pippa Middleton. William is expected to be his younger brother’s best man. Perfect timing: Page 7 » Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 7 Top that: BT Tower is lit up with news of the Duchess’s third child Oyez, oyez: Town crier Tony Appleton announces that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth PA Model citizens: John Loughrey and Terry Hutt hold royal dolls outside St Mary’s Hospital PA Perfect timing! St George’s Day boy thrills royals’ fans by HENRY VAUGHAN FANS camped outside St Mary’s Hospital for a first glimpse of the royal baby were thrilled at yesterday’s birth announcement. As the world’s media began to gather with the news the Duchess had been admitted in the early stages of labour, John Loughrey, 63, said: ‘We are so pleased. We have been here for 15 days.’ He added: ‘I’m so pleased it’s St George’s Day. St George himself would be very pleased if the baby’s born today.’ Mr Loughrey, from south London, said he planned to celebrate the birth of the Duchess of Cambridge’s third child with English flags and a portion of fish and chips. ‘It didn’t matter if it was a boy or a girl as long as it’s a healthy baby Boy ahoy: HMS Albion crew sent special flight deck photo in Asian Pacific and a healthy mother. It’s very good for our country and, of course, Her Majesty the Queen,’ he said. Another member of his group, Terry Hutt, 82, said: ‘It’s fantastic to have another newborn baby.’ They had set up a makeshift camp with royal memorabilia and Union flags. Theresa May congratulated the A new brother: Prince William arriving with George and Charlotte GETTY Duke and Duchess, adding: ‘I wish them great happiness for the future.’ Her thoughts were echoed by mayor of London Sadiq Khan, foreign secretary Boris Johnson, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and well-wishers from across the political spectrum. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: ‘Congratulations to Kate and William on the birth of their baby boy. I wish them all the very best.’ Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Twitter: ‘My congratulations to William, Catherine and the new baby’s (no doubt very excited) big brother and sister on this happy occasion.’ Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said: ‘Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe delivery of their baby, a brother for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. May God bless them and all of their children with love, happiness and health.’ Meanwhile, comedian David Walliams quipped: ‘Prince Harry just got demoted again.’ 8 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Dad killed daughter, 7, over money fears by EMILY PENNINK A FATHER strangled his seven-yearold daughter with a dressing gown cord to spare her the ‘pain and upset’ of him going bankrupt, a court heard. Antiques dealer Robert Peters throttled daughter Sophia for up to half an hour before calling 999 and telling police: ‘There’s been a murder.’ He admitted carrying out the attack and, when arrested, told officers the girl woke up as he put the cord around her neck and asked: ‘What are you Tragic: Sophia Peters and dad Robert doing?’ When police went to his home in Wimbledon, south-west London, they found Sophia lying on her bed with the cord around her neck. Offic- ers found a weak pulse and Sophia, who had a hole in the heart as a baby, was taken to hospital but died of fatal brain injuries the day after the attack on November 3 last year, the jury at the Old Bailey heard. Peters, 56, said he suffered a ‘breakdown’ after ending a two-year affair and feared his shop in west London was going bust – costing the family their home. But an examination of his finances revealed he was not in debt. Peters admits manslaughter but denies murder. The trial continues. IN BRIEF Gran is among victims of Saudi coach crash A MOTHER of six with 13 grandchildren is said to have been among four Britons killed in a coach crash in Saudi Arabia. Another 12 people from the UK were injured when it collided with a petrol tanker 30 miles north of Mecca on Saturday. Raj Begum Hussain, 70, from Blackburn, is understood to have died along with another elderly woman and her adult son, and an elderly man, all from Preston, as well as the tanker driver. Her family told the BBC ‘she will be sorely missed’. The victims were travelling to Medina for an Umrah pilgrimage. Yogurts ‘send children over the sugar limits’ YOGURTS can send children over their daily sugar limit in a single helping. Public Health Liverpool is launching a campaign after finding that Müller Corner, Aldi Brooklea and Asda own-brand yogurts contain almost five sugar cubes. The NHS says children aged four to six should have no more than five cubes of free sugar (sugar not ‘locked in’ naturally) a day, while those aged seven to ten should be limited to six. S Korea turns down border broadcast blasts SOUTH Korea has halted propaganda broadcasts across the border ahead of talks between the two leaders set to focus on the North’s nuclear programme. Seoul had blasted K-pop songs from loudspeakers since early 2016. South Korean leader Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jongun will meet on Friday. IT’S YOUR FAVOURITE GNOMESPAPER... 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A statement on the event’s official Twitter pagge said: ‘With deepp sad- Honour: Matt Campbell (left) with chef Tom Peters. He was a MasterChef semifinalist (above) Tragiic tweett: Runniing for dad d ness, we confirm the death of a participant in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. ‘Although he received immediate medical treatment on the scene from race doctors, he died later in hospital. Matt was running for [youth charity] the Brathay Trust and in memory of his father, Martin, who died in the summer of 2016. ‘Everyone involved in the organisation of the marathon would like to express our sincere condolences.’ His family paid tribute to an ‘inspirational son and brother’ while a spokeswoman for the BBC’s Mas- terChef said it was a ‘privilege’ to have had him on the show. Mr Campbell, from the Lake District, began his career working in Michelin-starred kitchens after finishing second on BBC Young Chef Of The Year in 2009. Earlier this year he wrote on Instagram: ‘Words can’t describe how honoured and humbled I feel to be asked to run this year’s @londonmarathon. It’s been almost 18 months since I lost my Dad and this has been the most challenging period of my life.’ Donations to his JustGiving fundraising appeal reached £65,000 yesterday evening. Giant war horse hoofs it up the motorway A FOUR ton war horse leaves Bristol yesterday en route to Featherstone, West Yorkshire, to commemorate 353 locals killed in World War I. The £85,000 steel sculpture – made by Bristol artists Cod Steaks – will help create ‘a place of peace, remembrance and reflection’ in the town. LNP Driver who gave police finger jailed A COMPANY boss who fitted a laser jammer to his Range Rover and gave speed cameras the finger has been jailed for eight months. Timothy Hill, 67, of Grassington, North Yorkshire, threw the device into a river and denied he gestured three times on the A19 in December before admitting perverting the course of justice. Traffic constable Andrew Forth said: ‘If you want to attract our attention, gesturing at police camera vans is an excellent way to do it.’ BBC ‘couldn’t have ignored Cliff raid’ THE BBC could have faced criticism if it had not reported that Sir Cliff Richard was the subject of a police investigation, an editor has told the High Court. Gary Smith said the corporation could have been accused of not reporting a matter of public interest because the singer was a high-profile figure. Sir Cliff, 77, is suing the BBC for invasion of privacy over coverage of a police search of his home in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in August 2014. Mr Smith said he regretted sending a private email that quoted Sir Cliff’s hit Congratulations after a tip-off from reporter Dan Johnson (pictured). It read: ‘Congratulations and jubilations, I want the world to know I’m happy as can be.’ 10 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Alfie made Italian citizen in bid to keep life support Stand off: Protesters at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where Alfie Evans (left) is being treated PA TERMINALLY ill toddler Alfie Evans has been granted Italian citizenship as part of a last-ditch attempt to continue his life support. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it hoped the move would allow his ‘immediate transfer’ to Italy. It came after the European Court of Human Rights rejected a final plea over his treatment. Alfie’s parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, both in their 20s, want to take by BRIAN FARMER the 23-month-old from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool to Rome’s Bambino Gesu Paediatric Hospital, which has links to the Vatican. Mr Evans (pictured) posted on Facebook: ‘Alfie has been granted Italian citizenship. We await for the foreign minister to call Boris Johnson.’ Alfie, who has a degenerative neurological condition, has been in Alder Hey since December 2016. Pavel Stroilov, from the Christian Legal Centre, which is representing the family, said: ‘We don’t know what the response will be and whether it’s going to stop the withdrawal of treatment here.’ Angry supporters of the family yesterday tried to storm the hospital after the European ruling. Dozens of people dashed for the main entrance before police blocked their way. After a stand-off they rejoined a group of about 200 protesters. Ch Insp Chris Gibson, of Merseyside Police, said: ‘This is a hospital for sick children and it should not be forgotten many families are going through extremely challenging and emotional times.’ Zero Bark Thirty: Elite Navy Seal gets stuck in tree AN ELITE US Navy Seal had to be rescued after jumping from a plane – and getting stuck 100ft up a tree in East Anglia. The special forces serviceman was stranded for more than an hour after his parachute snagged in branches. He was forced to wait until colleagues could free him using a cherry-picker to reach the tree. He is believed to have been based at RAF Lakenheath or RAF Mildenhall, both in Suffolk, and was on a training exercise when he became stuck on farmland near East Rudham, Norfolk, on April 13. The farmer, who has asked not to be named, said: ‘Lakenheath is only about 45 minutes drive from us and the land is so flat that is makes it ideal for them – unless they end up in a tree.’ RAF Lakenheath said it was looking into the incident but added that no US Navy Seals were stationed there. However, the base is known for hosting US Air Force personnel. The US Navy Sea Air and Land Teams, known as Seals, were formed in World War II. It was Seal Team 6 that killed al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden in 2011 during a covert raid in Pakistan, as depicted in the movie Zero Dark Thirty. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 11 by DOMINIC YEATMAN AMBER RUDD was told ‘the buck stops with her’ as she announced emergency measures to protect the Windrush generation from deportation. The home secretary was accused of ignoring repeated warnings about the effect the ‘hostile environment’ for illegal immigrants was having on people with the right to be in the UK as she appeared before MPs yesterday. She told the Commons she would axe £1,330 fees for applying for citizenship, along with the English language and UK life test immigrants are required to pass. The offer is open to members of the Windrush generation from all Commonwealth countries, not just the Caribbean. It applies regardless of whether or not someone has paperwork showing their right to be in the country. Controversy erupted last week after it emerged scores of people who settled in the UK from the late 1940s to early 1970s had wrongly been identified as illegal immigrants. Unveiling the new measures Ms Rudd, who along with her predecessor Theresa May has faced intense pressure over the crisis, acknowledged that the ‘state has let these people down’. She said: ‘We were too slow to realise there was a group of people that needed to be treated differently. ‘And the system was too bureaucratic when these people were in touch. ‘An apology is just the first step,’ she ‘An apology is the first step’: Amber Rudd in the Commons yesterday Pointing the finger: Diane Abbott accuses Ms Rudd over Windrush failings PA PA RUDD ON THE RACK Buck stops with you, home secretary told as she unveils emergency orders insisted, acknowledging the ‘devastating’ impact on those who cannot prove their status. ‘It was never the intention that the Windrush generation should be disadvantaged by measures to tackle illegal immigration,’ she said. Labour has called for her to quit, while shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said MPs had been raising the issue for years. ‘The home secretary EU nationals applying to stay after Brexit will find it ‘as easy to use as setting up an online account at LK Bennett’, home secretary Amber Rudd said. She referred to the ‘affordable luxury’ fashion brand at a business dinner. But the 3million, which campaigns for EU citizens, said: ‘It shows how detached the government is from the average EU citizen.’ said the situation should never have been allowed to happen – she allowed it to happen,’ she told the Commons. ‘She is behaving as if it is a shock to her. Officials are implementing regulations in the way she intended them to be implemented. ‘The home secretary has to under- stand that the buck stops with her. It was foreseeable, and it was foreseen.’ Ms Rudd said the Home Office was checking 8,000 records but had not found anyone wrongly deported. She said migrants retired overseas could return with no fee, and compensation would be paid. Ms Rudd added that the steps will ‘make sure they have the formal status they should have had a long, long time ago’. Learn your history! Lammy hits back at racist trolls DAVID LAMMY has told trolls to ‘learn your history’ after receiving hate mail over his role highlighting the Windrush affair. The Labour MP for Tottenham tweeted a letter he received that slammed his ‘vile and obscene speeches knocking this country down’. ‘Be grateful that we have taken you in as a ‘Be grateful’: David Lammy (left) and letter telling him to leave Britain black man and given you a life here, as we have done for all those black people PA who came here to live,’ the letter continued. It goes on to suggest the MP ‘go back to wherever you originally came from’. The former minister tweeted to his 352,000 followers: ‘I was born in the Whittington Hospital, the son of Windrush migrants, and I will speak for them. ‘And let me be clear, following the 1948 Nationality Act my parents and the Windrush generation were invited here as British citizens. ‘Learn your history. Citizens have been retrospectively renamed as “immigrants” as a result of legislation and policy pandering to far-right rhetoric.’ The letter was dated April 16, the day Mr Lammy told the Commons that the government was presiding over a ‘day of national shame’ for its handling of the Windrush affair. Slamming the ‘hostile environment’ for illegal immigrants, he told MPs: ‘If you lay down with dogs, you get fleas, and that is what has happened with the far-right rhetoric in this country.’ 12 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 A watershed moment: Baroness Lawrence (centre) is flanked by exhusband Neville, Theresa May, Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn and Cressida Dick plus celebs and dignitaries who attended the memorial service to mark 25 years since her son’s death ‘Obsessed uni worker knifed boss to death in her home’ GETTY National day will honour murdered teen Stephen by ANDREW WOODCOCK AN ANNUAL commemoration will be held on April 22 every year to mark the death of Stephen Lawrence, the prime minister announced yesterday. Stephen Lawrence Day was declared by Theresa May at a memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of the black teenager’s murder, which is seen as a watershed moment in UK race relations. ‘We will use this day to encourage and support young people in achieving their dreams, and to reflect on Stephen’s life, death and the positive change he has inspired,’ Mrs May said. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, London mayor Sadiq Khan, actor Lenny Henry, singer Beverley Knight, and Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick, joined Stephen’s parents Doreen and Neville at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in central London. Harry read a speech from Prince Charles, who could not attend, but recalled ‘the profound shock at his senseless murder’ and how deeply moved he was by ‘the determination of Stephen’s family to build something positive from the tragedy’. The prince continued: ‘A quarter of a century later, we can only imagine the man who Stephen would have become, and just how his extraordinary potential might have been fulfilled.’ Stephen’s mother, now Baroness Royal guests: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for the service at St Martin-in-theFields church PA A MAN stabbed his boss to death then scrawled the word ‘bully’ on her forehead when she rejected his romantic advances, a court heard. David Browning knifed Jillian Howell 15 times before going to a police station and telling officers: ‘In a nutshell, I have killed my boss.’ The married dad-of-two, 52, formed an ‘intense’ bond with Ms Howell when she joined the payroll department at Brighton University as his boss in 2015, a jury heard. During that time, his father died and he began to suffer from depression. Recognising his difficulties, Ms Howell – a volunteer for the Samaritans – tried to help by seeing him socially to listen to his issues. But Browning, of Seaford, East Sussex, became ‘possessive, jealous and controlling’ and began showering the 46-year-old Trial: David Browning (above) denies murdering Jillian Howell Fatally stabbed: Stephen Lawrence PA Lawrence, said: ‘Stephen was denied his voice but the Stephen Lawrence Day will be an opportunity for young people to use their voices and should be embedded in our education and wider system regardless of the government of the day.’ The 18-year-old student was stabbed by a gang of up to six racists in Eltham, south-east London, on April 22, 1993. David Norris and Gary Dobson are serving life sentences for the murder. Last week, Mr Lawrence, 76, said he had made the humbling decision to forgive the killers. ‘So moved’: Harry and Meghan meet Doreen Lawrence and her son Stuart PA with gifts and inappropriate text messages. In one, he wrote: ‘I adore you.’ He also warned her to ‘never leave university or get a boyfriend’, Hove crown court heard. When invited to her home in Brighton on October 26 last year, he stabbed her in the chest, neck and abdomen. He told police he attacked her as she tried to get him sectioned over his suicidal thoughts. Browning, who had at times ‘expressed unhappiness’ at Ms Howell’s management style, sat in her home for two hours after the killing and posted a picture on Facebook which read: ‘Stand up to bullies... then kill them.’ He admits manslaughter by diminished responsibility but denies murder. However, prosecutor Alan Gardner said Browning plotted the attack a month in advance, and bought a knife and shotgun to carry out the ‘cold blooded’ attack. The trial continues. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 13 Nine dead as rental van is driven at pedestrians by DOMINIC YEATMAN NINE people died yesterday when a van was driven at high speed into several groups of pedestrians in Canada. Video footage from the scene appeared to show the driver waving a gun in the air before dropping it as he was arrested by Toronto police. He was seen shouting at police: ‘I have a gun in my pocket. Shoot me in the head.’ Witness Cam Clark told 680 News: ‘Everybody was out enjoying the sunshine and all of a sudden there was this Ryder van coming south on the sidewalk ploughing people down. ‘There was a girl near me just ten feet away and he just ran right over her. I’m sure she’s dead. ‘He just kept on going and people were flying everywhere.’ The streets of Toronto’s central district were busy with office workers when the rental van struck. Bank worker Henry Miller told Sky News: ‘I heard a large amount of honking and stepped out on to the balcony to see. ‘At this point, I saw a lady on the floor and the van driving off and people trying to help her. ‘It was speeding down this major road, swerving to deliberately hit pedestrians and avoid traffic before ‘Bodies all over the road’: The van (left) and driver being taken into custody (right) TORONTO SUN careering off into a side street and out of view.’ A journalist at the scene said there were ‘bodies all over the road’. The country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said: ‘Our hearts go out to everyone affected.’ Deputy police chief Peter Yuen said: ‘This is going to be a long and complex investigation. I ask the city of Toronto to pray for the victims.’ Macron puts ‘Trump whisperer’ skills to test French kissin’ in the USA: Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron get close as they meet at the White House AP FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington last night for his first state visit to the US. He and wife Brigitte were greeted by military officials at an airbase before meeting president Donald Trump. During a three-day visit, in which he will speak at both houses of Congress, selfconfessed ‘Trump whisperer’ Mr Macron is expected to urge his counterpart not to pull troops out of Syria. He will warn withdrawing forces could create a new wave of terror. And he hopes to avert a trade war by convincing Mr Trump to exempt the EU’s 28 member states from paying tarriffs on US steel and aluminium. After his arrival, Mr Macron took a stroll along Pennsylvania Avenue before meeting with Mr Trump and wife Melania for dinner. Later today, he is due to attend a reception with 150 guests in the former Mount Vernon home of first US president, George Washington. United front: The presidents with their wives Melania (left) and Brigitte AP Terror suspect jailed for firing at police Fugitive: Abdeslam A TERROR suspect thought to have helped in the 2015 Paris attacks has been sentenced to 20 years for shooting at police as he avoided arrest. Salah Abdeslam, 28, once Europe’s most wanted fugitive, and his accomplice Sofiane Ayari, 24, were convicted of attempted murder by a Belgian court. Police came under fire while raiding a Brussels flat in March 2016. Three officers were wounded and a gunmen was killed while Abdeslam and Ayari escaped. Abdeslam was captured three days later. Four days after that, extremists killed 32 people with bombs at Brussels airport and on the subway system. Abdeslam is being held in France but it is unclear if he will face trial over the Paris attacks that killed 130 people. They were on the Stade de France, bars, restaurants, and the Bataclan music venue, where 90 concert-goers died. Waffle House shooting suspect arrested after huge manhunt A SUSPECTED gunman wanted for killing four people at a Waffle House restaurant in the US – while wearing only a jacket – was arrested near his apartment last night. Travis Reinking (pictured) is said to have opened fire with an AR-15 assault rifle in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday before a customer wrestled the gun away from him. The killings sparked a manhunt involving more than 100 police officers. The 29-yearold is thought to have ‘mental issues’. In 2016, he told police in Illinois singer Taylor Swift was stalking him and had hacked his phone. 14 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 May insists: We will quit customs union THERESA MAY has insisted that the UK must leave the customs union after Brexit so it can strike trade deals around the world. The prime minister said she would not change course despite facing a series of parliamentary battles over future customs arrangements with the EU. Mrs May will face the concerns of proEuropean MPs on Thursday, following a massive defeat in the House of Lords. But she said arrangements which are as ‘frictionless as possible’ with the EU and by DAVID HUGHES the ability to sign trade arrangements with other countries were both achievable under the government’s proposals. ‘Coming out of the customs union means that we will be free to have those deals, deals that suit the UK,’ she told the BBC on a local election campaign visit to a firm in the West Midlands. It comes as Mrs May is set to face calls tomorrow from leading Brexiteers Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox to abandon her preferred form of a ‘customs partnership’ involving some regulatory co-operation. The trio will tell her at a meeting of the Cabinet Brexit committee that such an arrangement would be unworkable, according to The Times. Though the looming Commons vote on a pro-customs union motion would be a non-binding one, it has the potential to deepen Tory wounds on Brexit. The PM’s spokesman played down its significance, saying Thursday’s event was a ‘routine backbench business debate’. Making a stand: Mrs May poses with Derek Whitehouse at furniture firm Boss Design in Dudley PA IN BRIEF Glass of wine a day ‘doubles PMS risk’ DRINKING just one glass of wine a day can almost double the risk of premenstrual syndrome, researchers say. A study of 47,000 women found ‘heavy’ drinkers – those who down at least one glass of wine, spirits or beer a day – were 79 per cent more likely to develop the condition linked to depression, irritability and anger. Alcohol is a depressant so could dampen the feelgood chemical serotonin, said study leader Dr Bahi Takkouche, of the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. You’re not the only... Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 15 Tattooist fails to stop cactus shop using same name as his salon by JOEL TAYLOR Charity chief jailed for £53,000 fraud A CHARITY’S finance officer who stole more than £53,000 to buy fake tan, diamantes and lacy underwear has been jailed for a year. Gemma Mason, 36, used her credit card for community regeneration group NSA Afan for more than 1,000 Amazon, purchases, including designer shoes and luxury handbags. The mum-of-two, of Neath, West Glamorgan, admitted fraud at Swansea crown court. Judge Geraint Walters told her: ‘This was a serious breach of trust.’ Shop: Gynelle Leon sells cacti INSTAGRAM CELEBRITY tattoo artist Henry Hate has been told to get used to the idea that he’s not the only Prick in town. Mr Hate, who created Amy Winehouse’s famous pin-up girl inking, was furious when a cactus shop with the same name as his salon opened nearby in trendy Shoreditch, east London. He accused Gynelle Leon, whose company is called Prick Me Baby One More Time, of taking unfair advantage of his ‘edgy, rocck ‘n’ roll’ trading name. But Judge Melissa Clarkke said it was difficult to imagine ‘tw businesses with two less cloosely related activities than a taatto salon and a cactus shop’. Mr Hate, real name Henrry Martinez, has also decorated fashion designer Alexander McQueen, pop star Boy George, musician Pete Doherty and a host off other celebrities at his Oldd Thi skkin: Henry Hate (right) who offers star customers tattoos and piercings treet salon. But after the Prick cactu us shop opened in nearby Kinggsland Road two years go, Mr Hate complained cusomeers had been ‘deceived’ by the name clash. He had taken calls from confused cactus lovers, including an official from the Royal Horticultural Society, the high court was told. Mr Hate claimed Ms Leon was ‘passing off’ her shop as being connected to his salon. But the Judge said, although the cactus shop was also painted black, the ‘get-up’ of the two premises was otherwise very different. Ms Leon’s use of the word Prick did not amount to a ‘material misrepresentation’ that her cactus shop was authorised by or connected to Mr Hate, she added. Ms Leon could have faced a compensation bill had she lost the case. 16 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 A N D R E I H A R M S W O RT H ’ S Kanye believe how busy I’ve been on my year off? KANYE WEST doesn’t do things by halves. Back on the comeback trail, he has revealed he has five albums on the go at once. The rapper tweeted he had ‘hand produced’ his own album, out on June 1, and has also been ‘chopping samples’ for records by Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Teyana Taylor and Nas. The albums will be released between May 25 and June 22. Kanye, 40, is back at work after he canned his 2016 world tour due to mental health issues. He’s also been on paternity leave after he and wife Kim Kardashian, 37, welcomed their third child Chicago, who was born to a surrogate mum, in January. Liam and Louis dial up the drama LOUIS TOMLINSON had a major hang-up when he labelled ex-1D bandmate Liam Payne a ‘d***head’ for not answering his phone. The pair playfully traded insults on Twitter yesterday after Louis, 26, wrote: ‘Wake up d***head and give me a ring,’ to which Liam, 24, replied: ‘I’ve been up for hours you knob. I’m just about to reply to your text.’ Perhaps they were thrashing out ideas for a 1D reunion after Payne recently revealed his dream scenario – a gig to shine a spotlight on their solo successes. ‘Five concerts in one would be the most amazing thing,’ he said. ‘It’s the only way it can get better’. HOW EW GONNA PLAY(BOY) THIS ONE DOWN, DAD? Calvin’s the boy who eyed Wolf... a ninth UK No.1 with single One Kiss, CALVIN HARRIS really dined featuring Dua Lipa. But he is less out on chart success – than 1,000 sales ahead of by treating his girlfriend Ariana Grande’s new track, to a slap-up meal. No Tears Left To Cry. He and model Aarika Harris paid tribute to DJ Wolf, 23, were seen at Avicii – aka Tim Bergling – Nobu, in Malibu, at the following his death at the weekend. They have age of 28 last week. rekindled their romance He tweeted: ‘A beautiful after first dating in On the record: soul, passionate and 2015 – Calv then went takes Aarika extremely talented with so Calvin on to woo Taylor Swift. out to celebrate his much more to do. God bless The 32-year-old was celebrating after scoring latest No.1 SPLASH you, Tim.’ Rebel’s up for a fight (scene) REBEL WILSON is pitching for action movie roles after kicking butt in Pitch Perfect 3. The actress joked she’s the new Jackie Chan after showing off her kung-fu skills in the comedy flick. Rebel, 38, said: ‘Suddenly, (my character) Fat Amy becomes an action hero, which I relished because I’m a big fan of kung-fu and action movies. ‘I’m not the type of person that gets those roles, so I used Pitch Perfect 3 as an audition for directors to see my skills,’ she joked. Pitch Perfect 3 is out DVD and Blu-ray now. l: Daddy’s model gir r he , an Ew h wit Clara Playboy poses and REX his lover Winstead EWAN McGREGOR jus t endured one hell of an awkward weekend. The actor stepped out red carpet with daught on the er 22, hours after she sha Clara, nude poses for Playbo red her y magazine on Instagram . The Trainspotting act or, was at the Tribeca Film 47, Festival in New York to premiere new movie Zoe – but his moment in the lim elig got trickier when mistres ht s and former Fargo costa Mary Elizabeth Winste r ad turned up, too. The dad-of-four’s 22year marriage to Clara’s mum Eve Mavrakis, 51, collapsed last year afte he and Winstead, 33, r were seen snogging in a London café. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 17 with ith Tom T Sti hb Stichbury @Metro_Showbiz Opening my erotic fan mail can be a Calum-ity! Pop hunk deluged with nude pics C ALUM SCOTT certainly has the ‘XXX factor’… after being inundated with naughty pictures and messages from admirers. The You Are The Reason singer says he receives a very rude awakening when he rifles through his mailbag each morning. Speaking exclusively to Guilty Pleasures, Calum explained how he has inspired plenty of erotic fan fiction following the release of his debut album Only Human. He’s got the XXX Factor: The 29-year-old said he gets ‘tonnes’ of provocative parcels sent Calum Scott CALVIN AURAND by fans daily, and exclaimed: ‘It’s quite scary, actually’. now billed as a bona fide gay heart‘When my sexuality wasn’t necessarily out there, I got a lot of stuff throb. And Calum admits he finally feels from the ladies. It’s not my bag but I comfortable in his own skin. can appreciate it,’ he laughed. ‘To go from a timid and anxious The openly gay pop star receives his person when it comes to sexuality to fair share of attention from men, too, feeling empowered and confident,’ especially after appearing topless on he mused, ‘I’ve definitely never the front cover of Gay Times earlier felt stronger about LGBT rights this year. and the community, I feel a sense ‘Oh my god, the things I’m sent,’ he of belonging now.’ blushed. ‘It’s quite explicit, I’ll be Tonight he will perform at London’s honest. I have a mixture of both O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire before [pictures and messages].’ It beats being sent creepy mementos, embarking on a European tour. mind. ‘The weirdest was a lock of hair And he admits he is already worried in a locket,’ Calum recalled. about feeling homesick. ‘I was like, “Erm, that’s lovely but ‘I have a key ring of my nephew that what am I supposed do with it?”’ was made for me at Christmas, and I The former Britain’s Got Talent take my notebook with notes from my contestant came out shortly after mum and sister. I’m quite a appearing on the show in 2015, and is sentimental person,’ he said. The Gutter Trump? He don’t impress me much Sorry, but tour is Coyle-d off... Abz: I met devil while on drugs SHANIA TWAIN is sorry for saying she’d have backed Donald Trump in the 2016 election if she was eligible to vote. The Canadian singer, 52, tweeted: ‘I regret answering that unexpected question.’ NADINE COYLE has called off her entire UK tour. The exGirls Aloud singer, who was due to hit the road next month, said: ‘I am so sorry and really wish things were different but for many reasons it is not meant to be.’ 5IVE star Abz Love claims he met demons during his battle with drugs. ‘I met the devil, which is pretty far out,’ the rapper, 38, revealed to a Channel 5 show. ‘It looked like me, I don’t know what it was.’ SHALL we save the date, IRINA SHAYK? The model has dropped a hint she’s to wed rumoured fiancé Bradley Cooper as she checked out bridal gowns in Barcelona. The mum-of-one, 32, also wore an emerald engagement ring at Sunday’s do. Matt takes swipe at Netflix for being mean to Queen Claire MATT SMITH has finally come out to bat for Claire Foy after it emerged The Crown star was paid less than him on the Netflix drama. Breaking his silence almost a month after Foy, 34, hit out over the gender pay war, the actor, 35, said the pair should have been paid the same for their work. Smith, who was Prince Philip to Foy’s lead character, The Queen, said: ‘Claire is one of my best friends, and I believe we should be paid equally and fairly. There should be equality for all.’ The former Doctor Who star said he ‘completely’ supported Equal pay plea: Matt Smith GETTY Foy’s fight for equal pay, and added: ‘Going forward, we need to strive to make a more even playing field for everyone involved – in all industries.’ Foy previously declared the pay gap ‘very, very odd’. 18 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 GOOD DEED FEED THANK you to the woman who let me sit down on the crowded Thameslink train at Gatwick while the rest of the carriage pretended not to see a sixmonths-pregnant woman with a heavy rucksack. Gill, Brighton A HUGE thank you to the kind woman who was so lovely and reassuring when I had a panic attack on a Piccadilly line train on Thursday evening after we’d been stuck in a tunnel for an hour with no update. Anon THANKS to all who helped when I tripped in Hanover Street, Edinburgh, last Thursday. V McGuinness, Glasgow THANK you to the angel at Elephant & Castle last Thursday who helped my teenage daughter, who had a panic attack on the train after dropping her wallet at Sutton station. She calmed her down and travelled back with her to Sutton, where her wallet had been handed in by another angel. Aaliya’s Mum, Bickley THANKS to all at Monument station for helping my son with his nosebleed on Thursday Julian, London evening. Start your text with the word DEED followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies Talk METRO S E N D U S Y OU R VI E W S START a text with VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies. Or EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org Helpline for Views, Rush-Hour Crush and Good Deed Feed: 020 3615 0600. Full T&Cs on metro.co.uk/terms Metro is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation Facebook’s making the scammers rich Tech giant has to stop fake ads going online n Good luck to Martin Lewis as he sues Facebook in the High Court over more than 50 fake ads that fraudulently use his image (Metro, Mon). Facebook, by continuing to take the money from such scammers, is making the criminals rich at the expense of hard-working business owners. Well done, Metro – this a story society needs to hear! Nat, Leeds n Facebook is entirely to blame for this travesty. The giant needs to check every single ad before it goes up on its platform. It is its responsibility as a responsible company. Daniel, North Yorkshire n Facebook screens every ad in advance of allowing them to run. I’ve had ads rejected for having too much text over the image, for example. The issue is the quality of their staff and their processes. Ads featuring Martin Lewis should have been flagged straight away. We’re slowly finding out what a disgusting organisation Facebook really is. If you’re still giving them your data, you’re insane. Eleanor, Queens Park n While I am reluctant to side completely with Facebook, I think Martin Lewis’s woes are not the tech giant’s fault. As Facebook is a free-toaccess platform, ads are their only source of revenue and it would be incredibly inefficient to check the legitimacy of each one. I think an easier solution would be to warn the naive and gullible about these blatant scams. Mattie, West Yorkshire n A simple solution to scammers using bogus ads is never to buy anything via a Facebook ad. Seek out the seller independently! Also, it’s one thing to buy FACEBOOK SUED OVER SCAM ADS It’s a Bit rich: Martin Lewis appears to endorse a Bitcoin scheme in a fake advert on Facebook FINANCIAL guru Martin Lewis is suing Facebook for allegedly profiting from online scams that fraudulently use his image. The TV personality and MoneySavingExpert founder accuses the social network of raking in cash from adverts posted by criminals who are n Labour MP brands government ‘institutionally racist’ Page 7 » by DANIEL BINNS conning vulnerable people out of thousands of pounds. Mr Lewis, whose landmark legal action will be launched in the High Court today, claims more than 50 fake ads featuring him have appeared on Facebook in the past year alone. Some used his identity to scoop up bank details or sell risky financial products, including trading schemes for virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. He told Metro: ‘I’ve spent my whole Continued on Page 5 » n Why it’s a rubbish end to the heatwave Page 9 » Lawsuit: The report in yesterday’s Metro some slippers, quite a leap to investing £150,000. Karen Malin, Leeds n Facebook must prevent scam adverts, not take them down after the event! Stott, Derbyshire n I am so sick of constantly removing adverts from my Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s as if Facebook is no longer about social networking and connecting with people but more a tool for advertising and selling services. It’s a shame. Facebook seems to take information from anything you scroll over, click on or like. It dumps a random topic into your ad preferences, then spams away. I’ve cleared my ‘interests’ out multiple times and find all kinds of rubbish in there. It just keeps going back in. We the users should be given the option to opt out of all adverts and spam. Fiona Shea n As much as Martin Lewis’s ire is understandable, equally I’m not sure Facebook can be held culpable. Due to the nature of this sprawling beast, I don’t think it is humanly possible to police every one of the thousands of ads that must appear daily. That said, perhaps the structure of its business pages need changing so that individual groups have their own moderator – just like the social networking groups – who censor the ads before they appear. Dave Degen, Watford RUSH-HOU R C RU SH LOVE is all around us, as shown by the messages left by our commuter cupids. Are they talking about you? Don’t forget to tell us if you get together! TO the lady at the Haymarket bus station who had lost her purse. I gave £1 towards your fare. I did not ask your name. Get in touch? John, Leicester TO Jubilee Man (Crush, Thu). Do you have any more info on your Jubilee line crush? Anon HANDSOME blond guy on the Victoria line on Wednesday night last week. You were sitting next to the door, we exchanged looks and I got caught by your blue eyes. Meet? Guy In Camouflage Jacket, London TO the Welsh stud who looks like Danny DeVito. You were wearing a train driver uniform and got off at Hampstead station. Your stares were intense. Fancy going trainspotting sometime? Girl Eating Kebab, London ASIAN Girl in the green floral dress with headphones on and a great smile. Shame the train was too packed to speak to you. I had the suitcase and was trying to stay upright. I got Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 19 AND ANOTHER THING... n How can Labour accuse the Conservatives of institutional racism over Windrush (Metro, Mon)? They are still embroiled in the anti-Semitism row but, unlike the Tories, they are not trying to make it right. Look in the mirror, Jeremy Corbyn. Ed, Bury St Edmunds n How ironic that Theresa May years ago admitted the Tories were seen to be the nasty party. With the Windrush scandal, she has made it seem Vince, London even nastier. n When international trade Gongs gripe: Action flicks such as Avengers Infinity War, with Chris Evans (left) and Scarlett Johansson get little movie industry recognition AP IT’S A MARVEL BLOCKBUSTERS GO UNSUNG n To get ready for Avengers: Infinity War I have been watching all my Marvel films, starting with The Incredible Hulk and going on to Thor: Ragnarok. I cannot understand why such great action films as Star Wars and Harry Potter, which will be watched long into the future, never seem to get nominated for major awards from any of the various film academies. Why is it films such as these, which take millions at the box Graham, Hume office, are ignored? Kylie isn’t entirely natural n Jim from Edinburgh (MetroTalk, Mon), you are mad if you think that at 49 Kylie Minogue is all natural. She looks younger now than she did when she was 18! Perhaps you can compliment her on her looks (and good preservation) without insulting every other woman of 25 upwards! Natasha, London multimillion-pound fortune, and team of beauticians and fitness experts that keep Kylie looking so ‘naturally’ beautiful. And Jim, thank you for adding to the constant pressure that makes women have surgery in the first place. Clare, London n Other 50-year-old women should be ashamed not to have the genes, look closer – it’s subtle but there’s been some tinkering. Rose, Romford off at Boston Manor Tube at 6.40pm last Thursday. Asian Guy TO the blond boy who got off at Green Park on Wednesday, fancy a drink in Earl’s Court? Velvet, Blonde Hair THE bus driver (Crush, Fri) is tall and slim with dark hair. On Saturday, April 14, you were parked at the Percy Arms on the X88 around about six when the X78 pulled up behind. Shy Brunette, Ponteland TO the gorgeous girl getting on the Jubilee line at London Bridge at about 8am last Thursday. Our eyes met and n While Kylie does look great, Jim, you got on the train before me. The train pulled away and we kept staring. Drink? S, London TO the man in the orange jacket on the Jubilee line last Wednesday morning; your underbite overwhelmed me. Girl In Glasses, Bermondsey THE lady from Florence over for the LFC game, with the beautiful smile and fabulous soft hands, wish I could have escorted you to the match. The Driver Of Your Bus Text CRUSH followed by your Rush-Hour Crush, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies secretary Liam Fox says he will cut red tape (Metro, Mon) he is referring to employment law, environmental protection and safety standards – all those ‘annoying’ little things that protect us all. Pete, Essex their litter behind after the heatwave (Metro Mon) should hang their heads in shame! Why should others have to clear up after you? Lazy and Susan, Derby selfish! n If we are in a customs union Mon), who took a call from her sick daughter in the quiet zone, I wasn’t on your train. I was on going from Lichfield to Birmingham and I didn’t say a Edward, Solihull word. (Metro, Mon), we will not be able to trade freely with the rest of the world. Typical Remainers, unwilling and unable to think outside of the Anon, London little EU box. n People in Cambridge and other public places who left n Lisa from Essex (MetroTalk, n Please don’t paint your nails on the train! The smell is toxic Anon and triggers asthma. 60 20 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 So they contacted you out of the blue? Yes, and it’s so sweet because people say to me: ‘Do you write under a pseudonym?’ If I did no one would buy it! It’s only Has your chef hubby Phil because I’ve got a name that it Vickery ever appeared in was marketable in the first your books under a place. Thankfully, the different guise? books have gone very God no! He doesn’t A good guy: Chef well and people are read them but he kind very nice about them. of lives with them for hubby Phil Vickery SECONDSwith FERN BRITTON The TV presenter and seven-time novelist, 60, on hobnobbing with Gary Barlow, the pressure of Calendar Girls and cooking for a TV chef nine months so he knows what they’re about. No, I’d never do that to a friend, let alone a husband! At the front of the book, you thank your cats… Oh yes, we’ve got three cats and two dogs at home. I’m probably more of a cat person and Phil’s more of a dog person. Between them, the cats and the dogs get on very well. Let’s put it this way, the dogs know their place and the cats put them in it! I’ve also included Afghan hounds in the book, because my father [actor Tony Britton] used to have an Afghan hound. Our dogs at home are labradors and the pussy cats are just rescued moggies… You’re going on tour with Calendar Girls: The Musical. How did that come about? It’s an amazing thing to land in your lap. I got a message from the producers and an email saying, ‘Gary Barlow would like to have a cup of coffee with you.’ And I thought, ‘Oh! Well, alright.’ I went to see them and they were so nice and said they’d been thinking about me for a while. They gave me a script and said to come back next week to work on a scene with the director. And it all went well. Are you nervous? Will you have to take your kit off? At the beginning I was a little hesitant, although I know it’s done tastefully. And women of a certain age, taking their clothes off, I thought: ‘Why the hell not?’ Then they told me my character is the one who doesn’t take I thought ‘Why the hell not?’ Then they told me that my character is the one who doesn’t take anything off anything off and I was actually quite relieved. The other actresses are brilliant – Denise Welch, Ruth Madoc and Sarah Crowe. So I’m going to try very hard not to be the weak link. WIREIMAGE You’ve a new book out. How do you find the time to write? I wouldn’t have had the time if I was still working on This Morning, that’s for sure! When I left, I thought, ‘I’m going to have a few years where I just relax and dig my garden.’ And then I had a phone call from the publishers saying, ‘Could you write a novel?’ all chefs are easy to cook for. They are so used to people being too scared to cook for them, they truly are happy with an omelette or beans on toast. And who’s the bigger romantic? Phil is very romantic. I think we match each other, probably. He will never forget important dates. He’ll always produce a nice bunch of flowers and probably cook a bit of supper. He’s a good guy. You’ve had a varied career. Is there anything you’d change? I don’t regret anything. You’re gung-ho when you’re young and think, ‘Yeah, OK, I’ll abseil down the building for a laugh!’ I really loved going to Basra to see how our British troops were getting on in the camp there – I met SAS people and flew in the aircraft. I don’t feel I’ve missed out on much at all. I’ve had a really good run at life. What’s your favourite way to stay in shape? I love cycling. It’s very good for the head. When it’s cold, I’m in a spin class. I do my best. Some of the guys in there are like Iron Man triathletes but they’ll sit on the bike next to you and go: ‘Well done, Fern, you really worked hard!’ I’ve also taken up .Could it be magic:. swimming because I’ve got Gary Barlow. .Producer a challenge in the summer to swim a mile across the river from Padstow to Rock. Whether I’ll make it or not, I don’t know. But if you’re in trouble, they can fish you out! Who does most of the cooking at home, you or Phil? We sort of share it but I must say more recently I’ve been the lazy one and Phil’s been making wonderful stuff. But You recently bought the pink chair from This Morning. Do you miss having a regular TV slot? No, I did a daily live programme every day somewhere for over 30 years. So I don’t miss it. I loved it, I’m grateful that I had my turn but you’ve got to let other people have a go. I don’t miss the early mornings. Truthfully, no. RUTH GAUKRODGER Fern Britton’s seventh novel, Coming Home (Harper Collins), is out now 22 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 TSB chaos as glitch hits bank accounts TSB has apologised after a system upgrade at the weekend affected mobile and online accounts of potentially millions of customers. One bank customer said he had ‘access’ to someone else’s savings of more than £20,000 while another was credited with £13,000 after logging back in. A number of other customers complained they were still unable to access their money yesterday. The bank had told its account holders that some of its services, includ- by RYAN WILKINSON ing online banking, making payments or transferring money, would not be possible during the upgrade window scheduled between 4pm on Friday and 6pm on Sunday. However, a message on its website yesterday said there were still ‘intermittent issues’. The bank said it was ‘working as hard and as fast as we can to get these up and running’. TSB’s social media team faced a stream of complaints from custom- ers, including several who said they could see other people’s accounts after logging back in. Craig Malcom tweeted: ‘@TSB I currently have access to £20k+ of other people’s money. This is a MASSIVE breach of data protection!’ Laim McKenzie, from Paisley, told the BBC he had been unexpectedly credited with thousands of pounds after logging back in after 6pm on Sunday. ‘My balance, because of my overdraft, is in minus, but [it] was showing at £13,000,’ he said. BUSINESS BRIEFING 1.8m workers on zero-hours THE number of workers who are on zero-hours contracts in the UK has risen 100,000 to 1.8million over the past year. Such contracts not guaranteeing regular hours remained unchanged at six per cent of all contracts in the year to last November, said the Office for National Statistics. Capita chalks up £513m loss OUTSOURCING giant Capita is to tap investors for £701million after posting an annual pre-tax loss of £513.1million. The group’s profit was POLDARK PASSION COOLS THE Poldark effect has ‘peaked’, Cornwall tourism chiefs say. The hype around the BBC show is calming, but it still accounts for 14 per cent of visitors. A Curious new wine and beer A BREWERY has created a craft beer made from wine. Dubbed Curiouser & Curiouser, it is made by Curious Brewery in Ashford, Kent, with its chardonnay, combined with sour ale from Somerset’s The Wild Beer Company. wiped out by one-off costs of £850.7million mainly from writing down the value of its acquisitions. Among others, the company operates London’s congestion charge. TOURIST RATES Australia (A$)............................. 1.73 Canada (C$) ............................... 1.70 Euro .............................................1.09 New Zealand (N$) ..................... 1.81 Poland (zloty) ...........................4.20 Singapore ($) ............................. 1.72 South Africa (rand) ................ 16.00 US ($)...........................................1.34 e id Yo u u r u rban g Home Treat home like a hotel Harry and Megan’s wedding is boosting the short-term lettings market in some of the UK’s most unlikely areas, says Oliver Stallwood U NTIL now there may have seemed little point in visiting Slough, unless seeing ‘Europe’s biggest trading estate’ happened to be on your bucket list. Likewise, Staines, renamed Staines-upon-Thames in a bid to shrug off the Ali G associations, has never really been a tourist hotspot. But things are looking up for suburbia west of London, and it’s all fuelled by the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Airbnb has announced that many of the 42,000 guest arrivals into London will be staying in some of the surrounding area’s lesser-known parts. Who needs Hoxton when you can have Chalvey, just ten minutes from Royal Windsor. As the UK gears up for the royal wedding, Airbnb reports that Slough has seen an increase of 1,438 per cent in guest bookings compared to the same period last year. Other surrounding areas Continued on Page 24 » Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 23 SEAHORSE AND BLOOM Sea themes and flowery furnishings are all the rage Hot List Page 26» 24 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Home Interiors | Inspiration | Food Kitchen think: Bold colours serve as a frame for the collection of artwork It’s the perfect marriage between m ttradition and modern chic... m From Page 23 » have also seen a rise in guests, with Maidenhead up 362 per cent, Windsor 194 per cent and Reading 57 per cent. Among the Airbnb properties ideally placed to make the most of the forthcoming royal nuptials is this stylish apartment near Richmond Park. Itself the perfect marriage between tradition and modern chic, it features original and period cornicing, glitzy chandeliers and contemporary furniture with Victorian silhouettes. A grey and neutrals colour scheme washes over the look to tie everything together with a forward-thinking aesthetic. In the kitchen, the bold walls contrast with and outline the collection of art, while Shaker-style units add a relaxed, rural feel. Carefully chosen antiques and collectables in the three bedrooms add a personal touch, with the only truly modern rooms being the high-spec bathrooms. The apartment is located in Richmond Hill, within walking distance of Richmond’s Royal Park, town centre, the Thames, local boutique shops and a host of traditional English pubs and restaurants. Richmond Park is 15 miles from Windsor. Here we talk to other owners opening up their homes over the wedding weekend... n airbnb.co.uk King size: A simple but stylish bedroom featuring antiques for a personal touch ‘We know someone gets t tto enjoy j the space when we’re not there’ LESS than five miles from Slough town centre, and just six miles from Windsor, is a converted barn in Taplow where, according to owners Layla Cyster and husband Ed, you can share Natalie Portman’s bed. Well, not exactly, but we hear she was a former guest here. Equipped with a gym, pool and hot tub, this extraordinary property was an 800-year-old barn which they bought in January 2013. It was completely renovated the following year and is now a luxury, period property with all modern fixtures and fittings. ‘It has all the mod cons you’d want in your home,’ explains Layla. ‘We opened up what used to be the main entrance to the Tithe Barn to expose the beams in the roof. At almost 800 years old, they are extraordinarily impressive. ‘What makes it so special is that the barn itself is uniquely beautiful and we have designed and y furnished it in a way to complement its original features.’ Wood beams straddle d are the living spaces, and visible in almost every wall. The open-plan nature of the kitchen and living room make this a sociable home, albeit with nooks and crannies to escape to. Layla says she has no problem renting out her pride and joy to strangers, taking solace from the fact someone can enjoy it when she is away. She says: ‘Opening my home for others to enjoy when I’m not there softens the fact that I can’t enjoy it, and at least we know someone gets to enjoy the house and space. The hous house is the perfect ‘The home fo or short stays – its scale e is attractive for any yone looking to ge et the family and friends together.’ Layla says that tthe royal wedding has increased h interest in the area his spring but th su uggests that the upccoming Crossrail is likely y to bring in more potentia al renters in the llonger-term. t She adds: ‘The link to London is putting the area on the map more and more as well. Although it’s so close to London it still feels rural and traditional.’ AIRBNB’S TOP TIPS FOR RENTING OUT YOUR HOME n The process for advertising on Airbnb is straightforward. Just describe your space, how many guests you can accommodate and add photos and information on h any extra touches which make your home specia al. n Connect with your guests by messaging them through the platform. Let them know the best way to get to your home and check what time they plan to get there. A cup of tea is a great welcome after a long trip. n You’ll need to ensure that your property is clean and comfortable b provid iding things like fresh heetts and towels, while upplying toiletries is a omely gesture which o uests will remember. u n What sets Airbnb part is the hosts’ p nowledge of the local n rea a. Find out what your guests are interested in and offer suggestions for attractions. Your favourite spots are unlikely to be in standard tourist guides. n Hosts are encouraged to consider what they may like as a guest when travelling, whether a handy guidebook to the local area, or a list of local delicacies. n Consider whether your home is equipped for pets or children and, if so, ensure you mark your listing as such. If you can host families it’s an idea to provide games or books for rainy days. n If you have facilities such as a n pool or tennis court, mark them on your listing so that people searching the site using those filters won’t miss your home. n Guests want to feel safe in your home, so ensure locks and security systems are all in place and working. It’s also helpful to supply a security box for valuabless such as passports or jewellery. Play your cards right: Supplying games and a cup of tea, inset, are both recommended extras Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 25 Interiors | Inspiration | Food Barnstormer: The Tithe Barn may be more than 800 years old but, inset, it features all mod cons ‘It’s our personal escape pod’ YOU’LL find all the luxury of a wellappointed house in Medmenham, a village in the Wycombe district of Buckingham – except here, Esther Abrey’s eco-widebeam barge is moored on the waterways. Esther’s husband Tobie bought the Baron II in 2006 and lived on it before the couple married. After tying the knot, they moved to dry land but decided to use it as their own weekend retreat. ‘We kept hold of it and use it as our own personal escape pod,’ Esther laughs. It wasn’t all plain sailing though – the boat sank in the floods of 2014 and had to be completely gutted and rebuilt. The only original features are the windows, doors and boat shell itself. ‘It was very stressful at the time,’ says Esther, who is a project manager and yoga teacher. ‘We cleared out all of the damaged items two days before our first little one arrived – thankfully she was late. But we now have a wonderful space that we have built to our tastes and needs. ‘We used the opportunity of a blank canvas to install underfloor heating, a power shower, the latest compostable toilet, modern electrics and oak wooden floors throughout, as well as decorating and adding more personal touches.’ The result is a boat that is better than ever. The beautiful barge is situated on the Thames, four miles from Henley and 14 miles from Windsor. It features one double bedroom, a Home Floats your boat? Barron II has been completely renovated, including the open-plan lounge and, right, double bedroom bathroom and an open-plan kitchen and living space. The style is pared-down gentleman’s club, with tan leather sofas and wood panelling. Heating is provided through a wood-burning squirrel stove in the living area and the eco-friendly toilets balance convenience with conscience. The barge has been used as wedding night accommodation and they’ve even had a guy pop the question on board (she said yes.) Esther tells us the boat is booked for the royal wedding weekend, adding: ‘It will be interesting to know if they have any plans to head into Windsor – we will be keeping our fingers crossed for good weather for the Royal couple and our guests alike.’ 26 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Home Interiors | Inspiration | Food Smells like summer Table manners n a Channel serious, Parisian chic with a low-key Autour du Lin linen tablecloth by Blanc Cerise in bold, saturated hues with a contrasting satin stitch. What every best-dressed table is wearing this season… From £82, blanc-cerise.co.uk a dl re o b f a , Soda stream Sparkling coffee? Hear us out, as these new, cold brew sodas from Sandows in citrus and spicy flavours are unusually refreshing. £12 for a variety box of six, sandows.com Light fantastic T he HOT t s i L The sculptural, dual-tone Cohen pendants look striking hung individually or in a cluster of spring colours. £135 each, heals.com From sparkling coffee to seriously cool, flower-power bathmats Souper duper Classic Heinz soups have had a spring makeover with these limited-edition cans in Cath Kidston’s familiar Bramley Spring, Cowboy and Button Spot prints. Far too stylish to slurp… 95p each, asda.com BY LARA SARGENT Sassy stuff You’ll be in good company sipping the new La Sulfureuse cider from Sassy Cidre, as it’s stocked in the 5-star Four Seasons and Michelin-starred Jason Atherton’s eateries. £7.90, masterofmalt.com Gone fishing Ahoy there! Even if you don’t live by the water, these Maritime cushions printed with bold sea creature images will wash your home with coastal cool. £45, creamcornwall.co.uk True blue If you love florals, you’ll adore the new fashion-forward Monsoon Fleur collection by Denby – a mix of striking cobalt blue and cream china with a warm silver shimmer. From £9 for four coasters, denbypottery.com Bathing belle As far as bath mats go, Missoni’s Valerian flower-power design is on the pricey side, but we think it’s definitely worth saving up for. £202, amara.com Raw goodness Combat the mid-afternoon slump with the guilt-free (and free-from) delish choc Nugglets in salted almond butter, raw cookie dough and raw choc brownie. £13.50 for a box of nine, liviaskitchen.co.uk Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 27 Interiors | Inspiration | Food T H O R O U G H LY M O D E R N M O B I L E S Where can I get any modern mobiles? Babies are attracted by movement and can start to see in colour at around four to five months old, so mobiles are a delightful addition to a nursery. I absolutely adore the handmade felt mobiles by Fiona Walker England, which are colourful and eye-catching in an array of vibrant hues. They are sure to make your baby smile as they gently sway in the breeze. I NURSERY TIME Create a bedroom fit for a royal baby, says children’s interior designer Mandy Colliss I love dark shades like navy, charcoal and green but are they too much in a nursery? Our second child is due soon. How can I update our neutral nursery on a budget? I am a huge fan of dark shades. They are enveloping, cocooning and nurturing. It’s all about how you coordinate the furnishings and accessories. Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe (£45 per 2.5litres, farrow-ball. com) is a delightful deep grey and the perfect foil for sleek white or natural wood furniture. The Funk Triangles rug by Funky Little Darlings (from £308) features hand-cut triangles in an array of jewel shades that will light up any room. Fairy lights will create magic. Head H d to Pom Pom Galore for the most adorable w choice (£28) in rainbow colours or white. Add wallpaper! If you want pared back, and veer towards neutrals, Cole & Son’s Rajapur paisley wallpaper comes in soft linen shades and delicate porcelain blues, while the Woods & Stars wallpaper, with textural trees and scattered golden stars, is an all-time best seller (£85 per 10m roll). Hibou Home’s super-cool Stars design (£59.95 per roll) will add a bit of rock‘n’roll to a room or, for a more naturalistic feel, Funky Little Darlings’ Grey Lost Garden G d (£1 (£145 per roll) is a contem mporary take on chino oiserie. Where’s the best place to buy new cot bedding? ’m m having twins so want spacesaving ideas. H How exciting! S So, two cots are The Little Green n needed. Sheep has a I recommend great selection of bu uying cot beds Inspired ideas: as they are a organic, fitted white little sheets which I always e larger than a Mandy Colliss standa recommend as a base to ard cot and can be transform more decorative bedding. med into toddler t so b d by b removing the side frame Allow for at least three sets beds you can wash without being caught as your little ones grow. Consider short. Camomile London is one of an under-cot drawer or trundle for my favourite places for linen as most storing away items. Oeuf’s Sparrow of their range is double-sided with cot bed (£730, nubie.co.uk) is my allcontrasting block colours or patterns time favourite, but, if space is tight, allowing you to create different the Childhome cot is economical and looks. For unrivalled luxury, Coco & comes with the option of an underWolf’s stunning Liberty print range cot storage drawer (£249, nubie. features delicate, timeless patterns co.uk). One roomy set of drawers, with a nod to nostalgia in a palette such as Childhome’s Retro Rio of colours ranging from softest pinks (£440, minideco.co.uk), has plenty of and palest grey, to ditsy florals and storage space if you have two. illustrative animals. My favourite is n Mandy Colliss is a specialist children’s their enchanting Queue For The Zoo interior designer and the owner of home duvet and pillowcase featuring a décor site funkylittledarlings.co.uk giraffe wearing trainers and a parrot INTERVIEW BY wearing a fez! Priced from £25 at LARA SARGENT cocoandwolf.com. particularly like the Felt Peacock design, [inset[, which is utterly charming (£22, anthropologie.com) but if you prefer a mobile that plays a soothing melody, Cam Cam Copenhagen’s beautiful embroidered Swan Music Mobile is lovely. In clean white, it has a small wooden ring that, when pulled, plays a lullaby (£29.95, scandiborn. co.uk). Mobiles generally come in two styles: fitted to the frame of the cot or suspended from the ceiling. Make sure it is securely fitt Home 28 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Puzzles METROSCOPE by Patrick Arundell CRYPTIC CROSSWORD Across 1. Stay well away from work! (8) 5. A letter is itself sent back from the continent (4) 9. Issue a period return (4) 10. Fit as a lithe cat might be (8) 11. Entangle wool and express displeasure (5) 12. Bitterly continues a row with the French (7) 13. Paper clip, perhaps, to keep things secure (5,8) 18. It’s quite fair to sing about wine (8) 19. Birds can do it with their eyes shut (4) 20. He’s particular about his fare (7) 21. A cleansing operation partly under water (5) 22. Ties for position (4) 23. Supporters of horse riders (8) Down QUICK CROSSWORD 2. She gives patient advice on social problems (7) 3. Restricts in rents perhaps (7) 4. Go into a tent containing main ingredients for amusement (13) 6. Prepared scheme - for winning a game of tennis? (3,4) 7. He charges a couple of hundred to the employer (7) 8. It plays a starring role but doesn’t shine (6) 13. Have the company of constables on a ship (7) 14. I will be bound to feature a lot in his conversation (7) 15. Leave to expound? (3,3) 16. Authorise a backward Middle East nation (7) 17. Balances used in eleven supermarkets (5,2) Yesterday’s solutions Cryptic Across: 1 Repose; 4 Passed; 9 Paying tribute; 10 Ashtray; 11 Badge; 12 March; 14 Means; 18 Leave; 19 Thimble; 21 Trysting-place; 22 Detest; 23 Blades. Down: 1 Replay; 2 Psychoanalyst; 3 Senor; 5 Amiable; 6 Sounding board; 7 Diesel; 8 Stays; 13 Creates; 15 Slated; 16 Atone; 17 Defers; 20 Impel. Across 1. 6. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 17. 18. 19. 20. 22. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 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It charts the ill-fated expedition, which began in 1845, to navigate the North West Passage (between Canada and the Arctic). Ciaran Hinds and Jared Harris are the naval officers butting heads in thermals as their ships get stuck in the ice floes. Greta Scacchi and Ian Hart also star. Top Of The Shop With Tom Kerridge BBC2, 8pm If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this is the heat of this moreish food-making contest that’s going to hit your spot. Chocolate liqueurs and truffles are par for the course but who could resist a gin-and-tonic marshmallow? Scottish tablet doesn’t sound quite so enticing until you realise it’s not a laptop in a sporran but actually whisky-flavoured fudge… KEITH WATSON 32 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Sport FO OTBALL Blow for England as Hartley misses tour RUGBY UNION DYLAN HARTLEY will miss the rest of the season and England’s summer tour to South Africa due to concussion. The England captain has not played since the final Six Nations game with Ireland and it has been decided he should take an extended break. ‘I’m very disappointed that I will not be available for Saints’ remaining Premiership games, as well England’s tour to South Africa,’ said the Northampton hooker (pictured). Two years ago, Hartley was ruled out for 14 weeks because of two separate concussions. ‘It has been recom- mended by specialists that I take a break this summer and while I find that decision hard to accept, it’s important I listen to that advice,’ the 32-year-old added. ‘I intend to use this time to recover fully, so I can be ready to hit the ground running when pre-season training starts later this summer.’ MO OUTLOOK IS POSITIVE MOHAMED ELNENY’S season may not be over, despite suffering ankle-ligament damage against West Ham. Arsenal say he could play again this term and be fit for Egypt at the World Cup. Per: Arsene still has the power but we share blame Plenty to offer: Wenger may decide to remain in the game when he leaves Arsenal PICTURE: PA by JUSTIN PALMER PER MERTESACKER believes Arsene Wenger has the ‘power’ to continue in management after leaving Arsenal this summer, and admitted the players feel responsible for his decision to resign. Wenger will leave the Emirates at the end of the season after announcing last week he will be bringing his 22-year reign to a close. It remains to be seen if the 68year-old will retire or look for work elsewhere, although he insisted last year when it was unclear if he would remain at the club, he would definitely stay in the game. Wenger said after Sunday’s 4-1 win over Premier League strugglers West Ham he was ‘not tired’. And reflecting on Friday’s announceTENNIS Early memories of supporting Liverpool? From being very young I just loved the kit, the crowd, the atmosphere. I had Liverpool bed sheets, curtains, everything. I would watch them whenever I could. THEY SAID IT... ‘Any role that he takes in football, he will make it succeed. Thierry identifies how he can use his own experiences with players and that is going to be a big strength.’ Belgium boss Roberto Martinez backs his assistant, former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry (pictured) to become a successful manager – he has been linked with taking over from Wenger. ment, club captain Mertesacker said: ‘We were surprised and then emotional and sad. You can feel he has got a lot left in him in terms of the power he gave to the team. He has power in himself. ‘He is ready to step up and stand in front of the media every single Q& A with Kyle Edmund Ahead of their Champions League semi-final tonight, the British No.1 talks about his love for Liverpool Are you a nervous watcher? When I’m at home I get nervous watching them because I’m on my own. When I’m at games I’m really into it, getting up, shouting with the rest of the crowd – the opposite to what I’m like on the tennis court, where I’m pretty low-key and keep myself to myself. When you’re on the court you’re in control so I find it easier to control the nerves than when I’m watching my team. Your memories of the last time they won it in 2005? It was a school night. I was ten. I’ll never forget it. My mum told me I needed to go to bed but I said, ‘No, I’m watching this’. If it happened now I would value it more because I realise how huge the Champions League is. How often are you able to get to Anfield? I’ve been quite a bit this season. I was at the home leg against Man City. It was amazing. It was the best football match I’ve ever been to in terms of the time we cannot produce a performance. We have not been that successful over the past couple of years. There are a lot of people responsible, not only the manager. ‘It has not sunk in enough to say we are guilty, but we are as well responsible for the situation.’ atmosphere. It felt like the crowd were playing against City themselves. Taking a lead to Rome is going to be the key – something to play for, fight for and hold on to in Rome. Your favourite player? My favourite player of all time would be Steven Gerrard for what he’s done for the club and Mo Salah has had an amazing season, but I really like Roberto Firmino. His work-rate is good, he’s a really intelligent player and I like his goal celebrations! You reached your first final recently. What would it mean to do something like that at Queen’s? I’d love to do it. Making that final in Marrakesh has set me up for the busy time ahead – first the clay where I think I can play well, and then the grass at the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s, and then Wimbledon, which is obviously a big deal for me. Kyle Edmund will compete against Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray in the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club, June 18-24 – www.fevertreechampionships.com Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 33 F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E IN BRIEF Theo the difference as Toffees sink Toon Everton ■ TEENAGE spinner Amar Virdi (pictured) took four for 79 as Surrey beat Hampshire by 139 runs in County Championship Division One, despite an impressive knock of 129 from Sam Northeast. 1 Walcott 51 Newcastle 0 by JUSTIN PALMER THEO WALCOTT gave Everton and manager Sam Allardyce a much-needed lift with a second-half winner against in-form Newcastle at Goodison Park last night. The Toffees had to apologise to a furious Allardyce last week for asking fans to rate him as a manager, But after a three-match Premier League winless run, the under-pressure Everton at least saw his side move above Leicester into eighth. They deserved their victory, although whether Big Sam can win over fans unhappy at his perceived negative style remains to be seen. Defeat brought to an end the visitors’ run of four successive league wins and spoiled Rafael Benitez’s 100th game in charge of Toon. But the Spaniard could have few complaints as his side failed to test Toffees keeper Jordan Pickford. The hosts had the best first-half chance but Phil Jagielka volleyed over from close range after Michael Keane headed back across goal. But they broke the deadlock when Walcott showed composure to fire into the roof of the net. Newcastle should have levelled when substitute Dwight Gayle hooked over from close range. Matt Ritchie fired a free-kick over from the edge of the box while a last-ditch clearing header from Seamus Coleman ensured a home win. Allardyce said: ‘Apart from the last ten minutes we dominated the game. There was only going to be one winner.’ Sport 101 Run win for Derbyshire over Middlesex in Division Two – their first County Championship success on home soil since September 2014, a run of 23 matches Groundbreaking: Everton skipper Phil Jagielka holds a special ‘telepresence’ robot which allowed Toffees fan Jack McLinden, who suffers from multiple health conditions, to be the first ‘remote’ mascot Premier League P W D L F A Pts Beam team: Walcott (right) celebrates with Bolasie (C) Man City Man Utd Liverpool Tottenham Chelsea Arsenal Burnley Everton Leicester Newcastle Bournemouth Watford Brighton Crystal Pal West Ham Huddersfield Swansea Southampton Stoke West Brom 34 34 35 34 34 34 35 35 34 34 35 35 34 35 34 34 34 34 35 35 29 23 20 20 19 17 14 12 11 11 9 10 8 8 8 9 8 5 6 4 3 5 11 8 6 6 11 9 11 8 11 8 12 11 11 8 9 14 11 13 2 6 4 6 9 11 10 14 12 15 15 17 14 16 15 17 17 15 18 18 98 65 80 66 59 66 35 40 49 35 41 42 32 36 42 27 27 33 32 29 25 26 37 31 34 46 32 54 47 43 58 60 47 54 63 54 51 53 65 54 90 74 71 68 63 57 53 45 44 41 38 38 36 35 35 35 33 29 29 25 PICTURE: GETTY WIN WEST HAM v MAN CITY TICKETS WITH BETWAY WE HAVE teamed up with Betway, official sponsor of West Ham, to offer a pair of tickets to the Hammers’ Premier League game with champions Manchester City at the London Stadium on Sunday, April 29. To enter, simply follow @MetroSportHQ on Twitter and retweet the competition tweet. One winner will be picked at random, usual rules apply, editor’s decision is final. Terms and conditions available on request. Competition closes at 5pm tomorrow. It is open to West Ham fans and over 18s only. Middlesex man Rayner says 100-ball plan must be ‘hoax’ CRICKET MIDDLESEX spinner Ollie Rayner says the England & Wales Cricket Board’s plan for a new 100-ball county competition ‘has gone too far’. ‘The Hundred’ will launch in two years’ time but many have questioned the logic of abandoning the popular Twenty20 model. The proposal would feature 15 regular six-ball overs plus one ten-ball over, which it has been suggested could be bowled by three players. Rayner gave a withering take on Twitter. ‘Ok, great hoax.....@ECB-cricket you got us,’ he wrote. ‘Now seriously, 100 ball cricket with a 10 ball over bowled potentially by more than one bowler, this has gone too far now.’ Murphy cannot keep up with the Jones in surprise defeat SNOOKER WORLD No.51 Jamie Jones stunned former champion Shaun Murphy with a 10-9 victory at the Crucible. Welshman Jones (pictured with Murphy, right) dumped the 2005 winner out of the world championship, holding his nerve to seal the decider after recovering from 8-5 down. A break of 124 in the penultimate frame was the highlight of his fightback as he booked a second-round clash with Kyren Wilson. Mark Allen saw off Crucible debutant Liam Highfield 10-5 and meets Joe Perry next. SEMI-FINAL, 34 METRO Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Sport LIVERPOOL F O O T B A L L C H A M P I O N S L E AG U E THE TIPSTER @tipstermetro Red-hot home form can trump comeback kings LIVERPOOL have been outstanding at Anfield this season, with just one splodge on an otherwise impeccable copybook. Their only defeat on home soil in any competition was a 3-2 FA Cup defeat to West Brom in January. Strange but true. Roma are not at their best on their travels and lost 4-1 at the Nou Camp before their epic comeback against Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals. Liverpool are in the mood to 13/8 Ronnie O’Sullivan (pictured) to win snooker’s world championship looks a no-brainer now holder Mark Selby has been knocked out (Bet Victor) hammer home a similar first-leg beating in tonight’s semi-final opener at Anfield and Jurgen Klopp’s Red Army are 11/8 with Coral to lead HT/FT. Mohamed Salah is 11/4 with Boylesports to celebrate his PFA Player of the Year award by scoring the first goal and 8/11 with Unibet to hit the net at any time. ■ BRADFORD, Wigan, Plymouth, Shrewsbury, Accrington and Forest Green form tonight’s acca. Also back them as singles, doubles and trebles. FIXTURES (7.45pm) Champions League semi-final, first leg Liverpool v Roma ...................... BT Sport 2 Sky Bet Championship Derby v Cardiff...........Sky Sports Football Nottm Forest v Barnsley............................. Sky Bet League One Bradford v MK Dons..................................... Bristol Rovers v Wigan................................ Doncaster v Blackburn................................ Oldham v Southend..................................... Rochdale v Plymouth .................................. Shrewsbury v Peterborough...................... Sky Bet League Two Coventry v Lincoln City ............................... Morecambe v Cambridge Utd.................... Newport County v Accrington Stanley..... Yeovil v Forest Green................................... Women’s Super League 1 Arsenal v Liverpool......................(7.30pm) HENDO: WE’ ‘No need for Mo to follow Coutinho out of Anfield – he can make history here’ by JUSTIN PALMER JORDAN HENDERSON believes Liverpool can keep hotshot Mohamed Salah out of the clutches of European rivals by creating their own history with him. The Reds head into their first Champions League semi-final for a decade on the back of the Egypt forward being crowned Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year. Salah’s success has contributed in a large part to the January departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142million barely being mentioned, let alone felt, by the team. However, manager Jurgen Klopp did admit the Brazilian’s exit was painful, saying: ‘We lost Phil Coutinho – that is not a hobby, it doesn’t even feel like fun.’ But until the Reds, fivetime winners of the European Cup, become a consistent force in Europe once again they always leave themselves open to the possibility of more successful clubs picking off their best players. Henderson (right) hopes tonight’s Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to Roma will be a stepping stone to that situation changing. ‘He’s up there with the world’s best, so obvious- ROMA’S former Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov insists the Italians cannot focus all their efforts on stopping Mohamed Salah tonight. Kolarov said Roma did not fall into that trap in the last round against Barcelona. ‘Against Barca we played as a team, we did not focus on Lionel Messi,’ he said. ‘It is not about stopping one player. Liverpool are not only Salah, they have a number of good players.’ ly there will be other clubs who want to take him away,’ said Reds skipper Henderson, who revealed he voted for Manchester City’s influential Belgium international Kevin De Bruyne – 41-goal Salah’s main rival – for the PFA award. ‘But I feel like he’s in a great place with a great set of lads and a great manager going in the right direction. We want to create our own history here and I’m sure that Mo wants to be part of that. He’s a big part of that now and I am sure he will be for many years to come. ‘He’s been fantastic throughout the season. ‘His record and his stats speak for themselves. He’s been a massive player for us this season and hopefully he can continue that form over the next few weeks.’ Italian job: Salah joined Liverpool from Roma last summer Klopp pleads for Liverpool fans not to attack Roma team bus LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has urged fans to respect Roma and avoid a repeat of the ugly scenes which marred their Champions League win over Manchester City. Thousands of fans are expected to line the approach to Anfield for the arrival of the team coaches tonight but on the last occasion that happened City’s bus had windows smashed after bottles and cans were thrown (pictured). That led to a Uefa charge and police have warned they will crack down on any disturbances ahead of this evening’s semi-final. Klopp said: ‘In the stadium, do it again, outside the stadium please show the respect we have to show. ‘This is such a fantastic club, an outstanding football family, known for a fantastic atmosphere all over the world, so we don’t need to throw whatever at the bus of the opponent team. We are opponents on the pitch. ‘Everyone knows what a wonderful city Rome is, not everyone knows how wonderful Liverpool is and, if we can show how wonderful Liverpool people are and the city and the spirit of the club, we can show it in 20 minutes before the game and then the whole world knows it.’ FIRST LEG Tuesday, April 24, 2018 METRO 35 v ROMA F O O T B A L L C H A M P I O N S L E AG U E LL KEEP SALAH Muscling in: Firmino will reclaim his starting spot tonight PICTURE: AFP Sport IN BRIEF FA issues apology for cup tweet that mocked Kane THE Football Association has apologised to Tottenham and Manchester United for a tweet on the official FA Cup account following their semi-final. United won Saturday’s game 2-1 and a postmatch tweet poked fun at the performance of Spurs and England striker Harry Kane (pictured), who was kept quiet by United’s Chris Smalling. In a mock-interview style, the tweet read: ‘Me: What’s that in your pocket, Chris?’ before posting a video of the United defender saying: ‘Harry Kane.’ The tweet has since been deleted. ‘We have written to both clubs to apologise for any offence caused,’ the FA said. I’ll be really surprised if Spurs slip up, says Cahill GARY CAHILL believes it will be a shock if Chelsea add a top-four finish to their FA Cup final appearance. Manchester United lie in wait on May 19 after the Blues overcame Southampton 2-0 in Sunday’s semi-final, with Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata on target. And with Chelsea five points off fourth-placed Tottenham with four league matches left, Cahill is realistic. ‘I’m not being negative but games are running out and the teams in there are very good, so if they do let it up it’ll be very, very surprising,’ the defender said. T H E Y S A I D I T. . . 5 Players rested from Liverpool’s draw with West Brom expected to be recalled tonight. Roberto Firmino, Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson, Trent AlexanderArnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all set to start against Roma at Anfield ‘You can’t nail our bad season to one chance. We’ve been sleepwalking into this.’ Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross admits his relegation-threatened team have been poor all season No punishment for City CHAMPIONS Manchester City will reportedly not face Football Association action over the pitch invasion which followed Sunday’s 5-0 win over Swansea. The FA sought observations but the matter will go no further. C CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL, FIRST LEG S LIVERPOOL V ROMA ‘‘SALAH WILL WANT TO STAY WITH US’: PAGES 34-35 » JURGEN KLOPP has warned Mohamed Salah to expect a rough ride from his former Roma team-mates but insisted Liverpool’s star man would ‘strike back’ in tonight’s Champions League showdown. The 41-goal forward, and newly crowned Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year, faces his old club for the first time since his £38million move last summer as Anfield hosts the opening leg of their semi-final – the Reds’ first in the European Cup for a decade. Italian defenders have a reputation for their uncompromising approach and Klopp alluded to that when discussing Salah. He also thanked the Serie A club for helping make the Egypt international the star he has grown into since arriving in England. ‘Players change clubs, managers change clubs – I had it with Dortmund two years ago already,’ Klopp said. ‘It is a normal game but it feels quite by DAVID GURNEY special because you know much more about the team than you usually know. I am pretty sure Mo follows the whole season of Roma as he had a fantastic time there and became the player which we have now here. ‘Italian defenders are famous for not having friendly games so Mo will feel pretty early in the game they are not his team-mates any more and then he can strike back in a football way.’ Klopp said it was already a special campaign for record-breaking Salah after his PFA award but wanted him to achieve something with the team. ‘It’s great but the season is not finished and there are a lot of things to come but I am sure it is a nice boost for him,’ the German added. ‘The players know how difficult it is to score that many goals and be involved in that many goals so I think it is well deserved.’ @metrosportHQ Focal point: Salah is centre of attention for Liverpool’s clash with his former club Old team-mates will target Salah but he’ll hit back, insists Klopp EVERTON 1-0 NEWCASTLE WALCOTT WINS IT TO END TOON’S RUN Page 33 » ©Associated Newspapers Ltd, 2010. Metro® The mark METRO is a registered trade mark of Associated Newspapers Ltd. PICTURE: PA WATCH OUT, MO!