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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Interiors | Inspiration | Food
JAVID
STEPS UP
New home sec: I’ll sort Windrush
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Home secretary resigns over Windrush fiasco
Resigned last night: Home
secretary Amber Rudd REX
AMBER RUDD last night resigned as home
secretary after being accused of a cover-up
on immigration removal targets in her handling of the Windrush scandal.
Downing Street confirmed at 10pm that
prime minister Theresa May – Mrs Rudd’s
predecessor in the role – had accepted her
resignation.
Colleagues had lined up earlier in the
day to support the beleaguered minister
as she was due to face a showdown
by AIDAN RADNEDGE
with MPs in the Commons today. She had
issued her fifth apology in a series of tweets
over the weekend, admitting she should
have known about ‘removal targets’ drawn
up by her department.
However, a leaked Home Office document, which she denied reading, mentions
‘a target of 12,800 enforced returns’ last
year. Ms Rudd’s former deputy Brandon
Lewis was accused by Labour of ‘waffle
and denial’ after saying she had an ‘ambition’ for removals but not a ‘target’.
Transport minister Jo Johnson also told
ITV’s Peston On Sunday: ‘It is unrealistic
to expect a secretary of state to have seen
every single memo that covers all of the
policy areas.’ Mr Lewis told the BBC’s
Andrew Marr Show she had not seen the
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n Why parents should learn their nursery rhymes
RUDD QUITS
PL
SAJID JAVID insisted he was the
right choice to sort out the Windrush scandal after replacing Amber
Rudd as home secretary yesterday.
The 48-year-old son of an immigrant bus driver pledged justice for
those affected, telling MPs his own
family could have been targeted. He
promised to put his own ‘stamp’ on
NORTH KOREA
SET TO SHUT
ITS NUKE
TEST SITE
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WHY TRUMP
LOATHES THE
U.S. EMBASSY
IN LONDON
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n Rebel Tory peers deal fresh Brexit blow to May
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n Win tickets to see Taylor Swift at Wembley
Best foot
forward:
Sajid Javid
arrives at
the Home
Office, and
our front
page
yesterday
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2 METRO Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Israel alleges Iran ‘hid’
nuclear arms programme
ISRAEL’S premier claimed Iran
pursued a nuclear weapons
programme before it signed a
2015 deal with world powers.
Benjamin Netanyahu said his
government had obtained ‘half a
ton’ of secret documents proving
the Tehran government had been
working on the project.
Iran denies building weapons,
saying it was developing nuclear
technology to provide energy.
But in a TV address, Mr
Netanyahu accused Iran of lying
and said Israel had recently
uncovered 55,000 documents and
183 CDs of information from
Iran’s ‘nuclear archives’ proving
‘Proof’:
Benjamin
Netanyahu with
diagrams
illustrating Iran’s
‘nuclear secrets’
the existence of ‘Project Amad’.
He called the find a ‘great
intelligence achievement’.
It comes ahead of a May 12
deadline set by Donald Trump
who will decide if he wants to pull
the US out of the Barack Obamaera deal with Iran, which led to
the lifting of sanctions. Mr
Netanyahu has called for Mr
Trump to withdraw from the deal.
The International Atomic
Energy Agency concluded in 2015
that Iran may have been pursuing
nuclear weapons under a
programme called Project Amad,
but that it was ‘brought to a halt’
in late 2003.
GETTY
Rebel Tory
peers deal a
fresh Brexit
blow to PM
by JOEL TAYLOR
THERESA MAY’S Brexit plans were
dealt a serious blow last night after peers
voted 335 to 244 for parliament to
decide the next step if the prime minister’s exit deal is rejected in the autumn.
The government said it would ‘consider the implications’ of the defeat,
claiming it would weaken Mrs May’s
hand in negotiations with the European
Union and could even give MPs the
power to delay Brexit indefinitely.
Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir
Starmer said the Lords vote was ‘hugely
significant’ and would reduce the risk of
crashing out of the EU without a deal.
Former deputy prime minister Lord
Heseltine and ex-ministers Lord Patten
of Barnes and Lord Willetts were among
19 Tory rebels. In a bad-tempered debate,
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EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel
Barnier has urged an agreement
by June on the Irish border issue that
is threatening to derail withdrawal
talks. He said that unless Britain
came up with fresh thinking on how
to avoid a hard border by the EU
council summit, negotiations were in
danger of collapsing. ‘We want to
succeed with the UK, not against the
UK,’ said Mr Barnier, who is on a visit
to Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Tory peer Lord Dobbs accused the rebels
of vowing ‘to do everything they possibly can to destroy Brexit’. He added:
‘This is a wreckers’ amendment.’
Fellow Tory Lord Fairfax of Cameron
said the Lords were doing EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier’s ‘job for him’.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 METRO 3
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US pop star Camila Cabello has
revealed how a battle with OCD left
her stressed out.
The Never Be The Same singer said
she realised she was repeating herself
when her mum pointed out her obsessive-compulsive disorder to her.
Looking chilled out as she posed for
Cosmopolitan magazine, the 21-yearold said: ‘OCD is weird. I laugh about
it now. Everybody has different ways
of handling stress.
‘And, for me, if I get really stressed
about something, I’ll start to have the
same thought over and over again, and
no matter how many times I get to the
resolution, I feel like something bad is
about to happen if I don’t keep thinking about it.’
The former Fifth Harmony member
continued: ‘I didn’t know what it was,
and when I found out and [learned]
how to step back from it, it made me
feel so much better.
‘I feel so much more in control of it
now. To the point where I’m just like,
“Aha! OK, this is just my OCD”. I’ll
ask my mum a question for the fourth
time and she’ll be like, “That’s OCD.
You’ve got to let it go”.’ When she is
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Greer: It’s women
exploiting #MeToo
FEMINIST writer Germaine
Greer has claimed female
abuse victims of the #MeToo
movement are ‘cashing in’.
The 79-year-old Australian
(pictured) said: ‘The women
involved in #MeToo have
chosen to appear in news
media as victims – these days
called survivors
– time and time
again.’
She added:
‘The display of
female
victimhood is
not the result
of a conspiracy
between
wicked men but a
straightforward capitulation
to market forces.
‘Female victimisation sells.
What should disturb us is that
it sells to women.’
The former Celebrity Big
Brother contestant wrote in
the Radio Times article that
the dozens of men alleging
abuse by male celebrities
refrained from ‘exhibiting
themselves’.
Weinstein: Only
focus is family
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Twin Peaks Pamela dies ‘peacefully’ at 52
TWIN PEAKS actress Pamela Gidley has died aged 52. The American
star (pictured), best known for her role as Teresa Banks in David
Lynch’s 1992 prequel Fire Walk With Me, died at her home last month.
The cause of death was not clear, but an obituary at the weekend said
Gidley ‘died peacefully on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Seabrook’. At the
family’s request, all services will be private.
SHAMED Hollywood
mogul Harvey
Weinstein has
dismissed claims he
is planning a
comeback.
The 66-year-old,
who has strongly
denied multiple
claims of sexual
harassment and
rape, spoke out
after Piers Morgan
told GQ the exMiramax boss had
said he ‘believes he
will be forgiven’.
Weinstein, who is
having treatment for sex
addiction, said the only
thought he conveyed to
Morgan ‘was that my focus
now and in the future is on my
family. I did not talk about
business or Hollywood. My
priority is my family’.
4 METRO Tuesday, May 1, 2018
by DOMINIC YEATMAN
THERESA MAY repeatedly refused
to say if she would resign over the
Windrush scandal, as attention shifted
from Amber Rudd to her own record
as home secretary.
Asked if she had allowed Ms Rudd,
who quit on Sunday night, to ‘fall
on her sword’ to protect herself, the
prime minister said yesterday: ‘Amber
resigned because of information that
she had given to Parliament which
proved to be inaccurate.’
She admitted there were targets for
deportation during her time at the
Home Office, but ignored questions
of her own responsibility for the
Windrush scandal that has seen legal
migrants wrongly threatened with
detention or deportation.
‘When I was home secretary we did
have targets, targets for ensuring we
were dealing with illegal immigrants,’
she said. ‘This is important. If you talk
to members of the public, they want to
ensure that we are dealing with people
who are here illegally.’
Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May had
axed protection from deportation for
Commonwealth citizens in 2014, and
claimed Ms Rudd’s resignation robbed
her of a ‘human shield’.
The Labour leader said: ‘The PM
should reflect on the hostile environment she created as home secretary and
the fact she dismissed warnings about
the 2014 act, in which they said this
will affect the Windrush generation.
‘Amber Rudd has been the human
shield for Theresa May, and she’s now
gone. Theresa May now has questions
a
nd
Tribute: Flowers sent to Rudd’s home PA
Rivals join in
tributes after
Rudd resigns
PM ducks questions
on what she knew
about Windrush
to answer about what she actually did
as home secretary and what she said.’
Labour also said Mrs May knew Ms
Rudd was misleading MPs after a
leaked letter showed the former home
secretary discussing deportation targets in January of this year. Mrs May
turned down a demand to answer questions from MPs yesterday but, during a
visit to a school in Sale, Greater Manchester, said of the Windrush generation: ‘These people are British, they
are here, they are part of us, they have
a right to be here.’
Resigned:
Former home
secretary Amber
Rudd quit on
Sunday
evening
PICTURE: LNP
TRIBUTES have been paid to
former home secretary Amber
Rudd, including from Labour.
Deputy opposition leader Tom
Watson said Ms Rudd was
‘carrying the can’ for Theresa May
while Labour’s Lisa Nandy
criticised those gloating as ‘doing us
no favours’. Flora Gill, Ms Rudd’s
daughter by the late writer AA
Gill, tweeted: ‘As always, very
proud of my amazing mum x.’
Ms Rudd’s brother Roland
Rudd, of pro-EU group Open
Britain, called her
‘unselfish, compassionate,
kind, trustworthy with
immense integrity’. Excabinet colleagues Boris
Johnson and George
Osborne were also ‘sad’.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 METRO 5
Labour’s Abbott ‘doesn’t
have monopoly on anger’
THE POWER POSE
» Continued from Page 1
the department and came out fighting
– telling Labour’s shadow home secretary Diane Abbott she did not ‘have a
monopoly’ on anger over the treatment
of migrants.
Mr Javid, the first MP from an ethnicminority background to hold the office,
told the Commons: ‘When I heard that
people who were long-standing pillars
oftheircommunitywerebeingimpacted
for simply not having the right documents to prove their legal status in the
UK, I thought that it could be my mum,
my brother, my uncle or even me.
‘I want to make one thing crystal
clear. We will do right by the Windrush generation.’
He paid tribute to Ms Rudd who
resigned on Sunday night after she
‘inadvertently misled’ MPs over targets
for the removal of illegal immigrants.
And he spoke just hours after being
appointed by Theresa May as she faced
growing questions over the ‘hostile
environment’ she created for migrants
while she was home secretary.
Mr Javid said the phrase ‘hostile’
was ‘unhelpful and does not represent
our values as a country’, preferring ‘a
compliant environment’.
Ms Rudd became the fifth senior min-
‘We will do
right by the
Windrush
Generation’:
Sajid Javid
faces Ms
Abbott and
Mr Corbyn
(inset)
PA/BBC
ister to resign since Mrs May became
prime minister in July 2016. It forced a
mini-reshuffle with James Brokenshire
replacing Mr Javid as communities
secretary, three months after he stepped
down as Northern Ireland secretary to
receive lung cancer treatment.
Mr Javid confirmed his predecessors
had set deportation targets but refused
to say he would abolish them. Labour’s
Chuka Umunna said he had a ‘golden
opportunity’ to abolish Mrs May’s target of bringing net migration below
100,000 a year.
Asked what he would do differently,
Mr Javid replied: ‘I’ve only had about
seven hours in this department but I
will let him know.’ Ms Abbott
I’ve not called my mum yet but
I’m sure she will be very proud
SAJID JAVID said he had ‘not
called his mum yet’ after becoming
home secretary yesterday.
He is the first person from an
ethnic minority to hold one of the
top three jobs in cabinet.
The 48-year-old is the son of an
unskilled immigrant who came to
Britain from Pakistan with £1 in his
pocket in 1961. But he supports
immigration policies which would
mean his father Abdul, who went
on to drive buses in Rochdale,
would not be allowed in today.
Mr Javid joined the Conservative
Association at Exeter University
before joining Chase Manhattan
bank. He was earning £3million a
year at Deutsche Bank when he
became an MP in 2010. He keeps a
A leg-end in
his own laceups: George
Osborne
at 2015 party
conference REX
portrait of Margaret Thatcher on
his office wall and says she was the
‘greatest Conservative prime
minister ever’.
A non-practising Muslim, Mr
Javid has four children with his
wife Laura – a church-going
Christian. At the weekend, he spoke
about the Windrush scandal saying:
‘I thought that could be my mum,
my dad, my uncle.’
Yesterday he said: ‘My parents
came to our country in the 1960s
from Pakistan to help build this
country. I think for them to see one
of their sons arise to this great
office of state – I am sure they
would be very proud. But I have
not called my mum yet and I will do
that later.’ His dad died in 2012.
demanded he restore the protection
against deportation for Commonwealth citizens abolished by the 2014
Immigration Act.
Mr Javid said he was ‘angry too’,
after Ms Abbott asked if he was aware
how ‘frightened and angry the Windrush generation and their families are’.
He added: ‘Like her, I am also a second generation migrant and I know
that she shares that anger, and she
should respect that other people do –
she doesn’t have a monopoly on that.’
On Ms Abbott’s call for protections
to be reinstated, Mr Javid said: ‘People
who arrived pre-1973 – they have the
absolute right to be here and that has
not changed.’ A Home Office hotline
for those affected has received 2,500
calls and sorted more than 100 cases.
He also committed ‘to a fair and
humane immigration policy that celebrates those that have come here
legally but also clamps down decisively on illegal immigration’.
Ms Rudd later tweeted: ‘Outstanding debut by fantastic @SajidJavid.’
Pulling our
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May? Same
conference,
same stance
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Windrush is the top priority but plenty more to ponder
SAJID JAVID has his work cut out at
one of the government’s biggest
departments. The Home Office has a
huge portfolio of responsibilities,
overseeing 31 agencies and public
bodies – including the UK’s border force
and visas office. Here are just some of
the to-do tasks waiting in his in tray...
Alarming: A London moped gang
n WINDRUSH:
Mr Javid’s first issue is dealing with the
fallout from the Windrush scandal.
Officials are working through hundreds of
cases that have been reported to a
dedicated helpline, with the number of
potential Windrush cases standing at
more than 1,300 last week. He will also
have to oversee the compensation and
citizenship schemes announced for those
affected by the fiasco. Another key
question will be whether he decides to
continue with Theresa May’s ‘hostile
environment’ mentality.
n CRIME:
A sharp rise in shootings and stabbings,
coupled with a cut of around 20,000 police
officers since 2010, has been causing
growing alarm. His predecessor, Amber
Rudd, unveiled a serious violence strategy
last month to tackle the problem but the
document was criticised for proposing
only minor tweaks to the law and for
making no mention of police cuts. So he
must decide whether to push ahead or
come up with some alternative ideas.
n ANTI-TERRORISM:
The official threat level is currently
‘severe’, meaning an attack is ‘highly
likely’. There were five terror attacks on
UK soil last year and the security
services are said to be monitoring
23,000 suspects. Mr Javid now faces the
question of how to balance the
allocation of dwindling police resources
between rising violent crime and the
threat of terrorism. The government is
also due to unveil a ‘refreshed’ counterterror strategy in the coming weeks.
n BREXIT:
There are around 3million EU nationals
living in the UK who will have to apply to
remain post-Brexit. And there will also
be European citizens arriving in the UK
during the transition who may want to
stay. That’s a lot of paperwork – and
much of the detail has yet to be worked
out. Mr Javid will have to oversee all of
this but will also be bound by what
negotiators in Brussels agree. Can his
staff cope with the extra workload?
Foot in the.
door: Mr.
Javid at the.
Home Office.
yesterday.
I-IMAGES.
6 METRO Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Man dies in stormy sea
after being swept off wall
ONE man died and three others
were rescued after a huge wave
engulfed them on a harbour wall
as rain and high winds battered
the south-east yesterday.
A Coastguard rescue team and
an RNLI lifeboat were scrambled
to pull three men from the sea in
Ramsgate harbour in Kent. One
man was pronounced dead at the
scene. A fourth was airlifted to
hospital after being found injured
on the harbour wall.
People were being warned to
stay away from the area amid
‘atrocious’ weather. It came as
much of Britain suffered strong
winds, heavy rain and plunging
temperatures. More than 40 flood
alerts were issued, mostly in
south-east England, as some areas
saw a month’s rainfall in a day.
Elsewhere in Kent, firefighters
had to cut the roof off a car in
Herne Bay after a driver was
trapped by a falling tree.
Cricketers in the Essex v
Hampshire fixture wore woolly
hats on the pitch as temperatures
plunged to 8C in London, 12C in
Manchester and 6C in Norwich.
The rain was set to ease in the
south-east, the Met Office said.
The north, west, Scotland and
Ireland were expected to stay dry
with sunny spells.
Car wash:
A motorist gets
in high water in
Billericay, Essex
PICTURE: REX
The brains of
Asbo youths
‘are wired to
misbehave’
by CLAIRE HAYHURST
THE brains of young people who display the most severe forms of anti-social
behaviour are ‘wired differently’ to their
peers, researchers say.
The findings offer clues as to why they
struggle to control their emotions, which
in turn can lead to lying, physical violence and even using weapons.
Teams from the universities of Bath,
Cambridge and the California Institute
of Technology looked at brain scans of
adolescents with conduct disorder.
They focused on the amygdala, a part
of the brain involved in understanding
the emotions of others. Previous studies
suggested adolescents with the disorder
struggle to recognise angry and sad
facial expressions, and the researchers
found they had significantly lower amygdala responses to them.
They also showed abnormal connectivity between the amygdala and the
prefrontal cortex – the region responsible for decision-making and behavioural
inhibition. However, youths with con-
GROWING up in a rural setting
with pets and farm animals is
good for mental health, a study
claims. Being close to animals and
bacteria-laden dust appears to
promote stress-resilient immune
systems, reducing the risk of
depression, according to the USGerman study. Researchers say it
supports the ‘hygiene hypothesis’ –
that overly sterile environments can
lead to health problems.
duct disorder who also had psychopathic
traits – which means they lack guilt,
remorse and empathy – had normal connectivity between these areas.
Researchers say it could help explain
why young people with the condition
struggle to control and regulate their
emotions, which may make them more
susceptible to anxiety or depression.
The teams hope their findings, published in the journal Social Cognitive
and Affective Neuroscience can be used
to create more targeted interventions.
Man admits arson
after 4 children die
Fly the flag for royal
wedding at US hotel
A MAN accused of murdering four
children has admitted a charge of
reckless arson.
Zak Bolland, 23, entered the
guilty plea ahead of his trial at
Manchester crown court.
Bolland, Courtney Brierley, 20,
both of Walkden, Greater
Manchester, and David Worrall, 25,
of no fixed abode, all deny murder.
Demi Pearson, 15, her brother
Brandon, eight, and sister Lacie,
seven, died in the blaze in Walkden
last December. Their three-yearold sister Lia died two days later.
The trial is due to start today
A HOTEL is stirring passions for
the royal wedding... by supplying
condoms with a Union Jack logo.
They are being included as part
of an overnight stay at New York’s
Moxy Times Square as US hotels
jockey to cash in on royal mania.
The Windsor Court Hotel in New
Orleans has a themed package at
$51,918 – matching the US format
for the May 19 date of Meghan
Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry.
Chicago’s Drake hotel will host a
lunch with the same menu served
in 1996 when Harry’s mother
Princess Diana stayed there.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 METRO 7
IN BRIEF
Labour suspends
MP in texts claim
A LABOUR backbencher has
been suspended from the
party following claims he sent
‘inappropriate texts’ to a
former female aide.
Barrow MP John Woodcock,
39, who is a critic of leader
Jeremy Corbyn, has denied the
allegation but said it ‘must be
thoroughly and fairly
investigated’. He said he was
made aware last year of a
complaint over a potential
breach of the party’s policy on
sexual harassment.
Labour said it would ‘not be
appropriate to comment’.
Sort your s*** out Mr Hunt
...wife’s fury at A&E ordeal
Tall tales get their
first public outing
THE HOBBIT translated into
Cornish and Hawaiian is
among rare books deemed of
no interest to Cambridge
university academics that are
going on public display for the
first time.
Nearly 1million nonacademic books have been
hived off into a 17-storey
tower since the 1930s but
‘kept and preserved as part of
the national printed record’.
Its treasures go on display
from tomorrow in Cambridge
University Library’s Tall Tales:
Secrets Of The Tower.
Scotland first to
set alcohol price
SCOTLAND is leading the
world by becoming the first
country to set a minimum unit
price for alcohol, Nicola
Sturgeon will say today.
The first minister will hail the
policy, designed to cut health
problems, as ‘bold and brave’
as it finally becomes law. It is
estimated the minimum 50p
per unit price, delayed for six
years by a challenge from the
Scotch Whisky Association,
could save 392 lives by 2023.
There are 22 alcohol-specific
deaths on average every week
in Scotland.
‘We sat for hours’: Becky Wilkinson and husband Steve wait at A&E
Cheerful: The Wilkinsons weeks before their ordeal at Royal Stoke hospital
THE wife of a terminally ill cancer
patient has told Jeremy Hunt to ‘sort
his s*** out’ after her husband waited
16 hours in A&E for a bed.
Becky Wilkinson, in an open letter
on Facebook, said she had ‘one of the
worst days of her life’ with her husband Steve at Royal Stoke hospital.
She said: ‘We sat for hours, to the
point I ended up crying and begging
them to help my husband – no one
came – not because they didn’t want to
but because they simply couldn’t.
‘We sat and watched minor injury
after minor injury come in, get
assessed, treated and move on or out.’
Stoke-on-Trent, run by University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust,
but delivered a message to the health
secretary (pictured). She said: ‘Jeremy
Hunt, sort your s*** out... let those Drs
and nurses who so desperately want to
help and care do their jobs.
‘The people who work in Royal
Stoke have been amazing, and I have
felt their pain as they have looked at
us and looked away as they don’t have
the resources to do their job today that has been magnified beyond belief.’ Liz
Rix, chief nurse for the
trust, said Mr Wilkinson
by AIDAN RADNEDGE
She added: ‘If I treated my dog the
way my husband has been treated I
would be banned from looking after animals for life.’
The couple, who have a
seven-year-old son, had
been sent to hospital by a
Macmillan nurse who
said Mr Wilkinson needed
treatment. He was finally
given a bed at 1am.
Mrs
Wilkinson
paid tribute to staff
at the hospital in
was offered a bed last week which was
turned down for personal reasons. She
said: ‘Our services can become busy
and in some instances patients will have
to wait in A&E when they return for
another bed. We know A&E is not the
best environment for cancer patients
and we met with and apologised to Mr
Wilkinson.’
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Journalists among 25 dead in suicide blasts
IN BRIEF
Search of river in
missing girl hunt
Disappeared: Katrice in 1981 PA
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Killed: Photographer Shah Marai with his son AFP
AT LEAST 25 people, including
eight journalists, were killed in
suicide blasts claimed by Daesh
in Afghanistan yesterday.
Two bomb attacks in Kabul,
which also wounded at least 45
people, took place in the central
Shash Darak area, home to Nato
headquarters, embassies, foreign
offices and Afghanistan’s
intelligence service.
A suicide bomber on a motor
bike carried out the first while a
second explosion, meant for
those coming to help the victims,
caught a number of journalists.
Among them was Shah Marai,
the AFP news agency’s chief
photographer in Kabul. The
BBC said one of its Afghan
reporters, Ahmad Shah, was
killed during an attack in Khost.
Meanwhile, a suicide car bomb
in Kandahar killed 11 children.
Uprooted... Macron’s oak
tree for Trump vanishes
by DANIEL BINNS
A TREE planted on the White House
lawn as a symbol of friendship between
the US and France has disappeared.
President Emmanuel Macron gave
his US counterpart Donald Trump the
oak during his state visit last week, and
the pair proudly planted it together at a
ceremony in Washington DC.
But, within days, the tree has mysteriously vanished leaving only a patch
of dirt in its place.
It sparked speculation that the gift
was removed following Mr Macron’s
speech to congress, when he criticised
isolationism and climate change denial,
which may have angered Mr Trump.
But French ambassador to the US
Gérard Araud tweeted the oak was
removed due to US quarantine rules,
promising it would be replanted later.
Mr Macron’s office said that Mr
Alps storm leaves
four climbers dead
FOUR climbers died and five
were in a critical condition in
hospital last night after they
were caught in the Swiss Alps
by an unexpected storm.
Seven helicopters were used
to rescue a group of 14 people
from France, Germany and
Italy who were trapped
overnight in the Pigne d’Arolla
region of Valais, Switzerland.
Police spokesman Markus
Rieder said the climbers were
caught off-guard by high
winds and snow, and were
forced to spend the night
outdoors. They had been
trying to reach a hikers’ hut
10,357ft up the mountain.
Several of those rescued
were suffering from
hypothermia. Three died in
hospital. A fourth climber is
believed to have died in a fall.
Oz scientist, 104,
plots own death
Taking its leaves: Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron plant the tree on Monday last week. Right, the empty space AP
Trump insisted on holding the symbolic planting ceremony despite the
quarantine requirement and the roots
were enclosed in plastic. The oak originally sprouted at the site of World
War I’s Battle of Belleau Wood in
northern France during the summer of
1918, where about 2,000 US troops
died fighting a German offensive.
Caravan of migrants stopped at the US border
HUNDREDS of asylum seekers
from Central America have been
stopped at the US border.
About 50 in a caravan of 200
migrants were allowed past a gate
in Tijuana controlled by Mexico
but were held up on the US side.
Officials said the crossing had
‘reached capacity’. Wendi Yaneri
A RIVERBANK in Germany will
be searched in a bid to solve
the mystery of a British toddler
missing for nearly 37 years.
The military police’s five-week
excavation, costing £100,000,
will take place by the Alme
river in Paderborn, close to
where Katrice Lee vanished on
her second birthday in 1981.
The two-year-old was out
shopping with mum Sharon in
the town where her soldier
dad, Richard, was based when
she went missing.
The possibility remains that
she is still alive – now aged 38
– having been abducted and
raised with little memory of
her early years, according to
investigators.
She was born with a
condition in her left eye which
would have required two
medical operations to correct.
Garcia, 36, had travelled from
Honduras with her son, two. ‘All I
want is a place where I can work
and raise my son,’ she said.
Pregnant Elin Orrellana, 23, who
fled an El Salvador street gang,
said: ‘Fighting on is worth it.’
Last week, US president Donald
Trump vowed to stop the caravan,
which took a month to travel
through Mexico.
Attorney general Jeff Sessions
called the caravan an attempt ‘to
undermine our laws’ but Nicole
Ramos, acting for the migrants,
said: ‘We can build a base in Iraq
in under a week. We can’t process
200 refugees. I don’t believe it.’
Held up: Asylum seekers in Tijuana GETTY
A SCIENTIST aged 104 is to fly
to Switzerland to end his life
next month,
despite not
having a
terminal illness.
Australian
David Goodall
(pictured) said
his quality of life
had deteriorated
and he has an appointment
with an agency in Basel. ‘I
greatly regret having reached
that age,’ the ecologist has
said. ‘I want to die. What is
sad is if one is prevented.’
Victoria is the only
Australian state to have
assisted dying – but not until
June 2019 and only for the
terminally ill of sound mind.
10 METRO Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Rami: Playing Freddie could
see my career bite the dust
The Show Must
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fears new role
may be a
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RAMI MALEK says winning a role to play Queen frontman
Freddie Mercury at first felt like A Kind Of Magic – but now
he fears it be could be a career-ending move.
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The US actor was jumping for joy when cast in
CYRUS has taken
Bohemian Rhapsody – until he realised just how
back an apology issued
complex the Under Pressure singer was.
a decade ago when she
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fining
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A N D R E I H A R M S W O RT H ’ S
Tay’s got big
boots (but
even bigger
venues) to fill
Swift’s struggle to sell out dates
T
AYLOR SWIFT is having
mixed fortunes on
either side of the
Atlantic ahead of the
launch of her
Reputation Stadium Tour.
The End Game singer has
surpassed a tickets sale
record set by One Direction
who played to 56,524 fans at
the University of Phoenix
Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
during their 2014 Where We
Are tour.
The Ready For It singer,
who kicks off her tour on
Sunday, is close to selling
out the 63,400
capacity venue.
But the 28-yearold still has plenty
of seats to shift for
her UK tour dates
Putting her
in June.
Sources say she
Reputation on
is far from selling
line: Taylor Swift
out her gigs at
rehearses ahead
the Etihad
of world tour
Stadium in
Manchester and London’s
Wembley Stadium.
The sales woes
haven’t hindered her
preparations, however.
Yesterday, she wore
big boots – to match
her big Reputation
– as she posted
snaps of her
rehearsals.
And Swift – who dates
27-year-old British actor
Joe Alwyn – is already
making a splash with her
show behind the scenes.
The singer treated her new
crew by throwing them a pool
party at the weekend.
She shared pictures from the
fun bash in a series of Instagram
stories. In one, where she posed
on a balcony with party-goers, she
quoted lyrics from her song This Is
Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,
captioning the post: ‘Jump into the
pool from the balcony.’
Swift also posted images of her
crew sipping beer by the poolside,
writing: ‘Today is our day off.’
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Gutter
Shawn Stitches
up a festival gig
Album is timely
return for Suede
Craig is joining
Rita on road trip
HYSTERIA is
coming, now
Shawn Mendes has
confirmed he’ll play
Capital’s Summertime
Ball. The Stitches
singer, 19, said: ‘It was
insanely fun last year.’
SUEDE are back
with new album,
The Blue Hour. Issuing
their eighth LP, the
band said: ‘The Blue
Hour is the time of day
when the light is fading
and night is closing in.’
CRAIG DAVID
can’t wait to
Rendezvous with Rita
Ora this summer. They
will both play gigs in
Maidstone on August
31, and Northampton
a day later.
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spice up next week’s
Styles, David Beckham,
NatWest British LGBT
Laverne Cox and Cara
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Delevingne. The former
Holler to host the bash.
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big things from the
with Blue’s Duncan
night, which GP is
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supporting as media
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London.
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warming and heart“yes” as soon as I
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breaking moments,
was asked to host
host next week’s surprises and a
the awards again.
fabulous guest list,’
awards bash REX
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she said.
event. I am thrilled
Olly works it all out
OLLY ALEXANDER says
Years & Years’ new LP
was a chance to rage against
his dad and ex-boyfriends.
The singer, 27, said of new
album Palo Santo: ‘It was like
we’d never get there. I was
really angry at ex-boyfriends
and my dad.’ But the studio
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location, that is, of David
Beckham’s new tatt.
The ex-footballer, 42,
must have spaced out
after deciding to have
the solar system inked
on his left temple.
The out-there design
was visible under his new
closely cropped hairdo,
during a trip to China.
Later, the dad-of-four was
brought back to Earth when he
accidentally told mum
Sandra, 69, she was
‘hot’ in a text. She
replied: ‘Looks like
you’re tired... as
long as you’re all
ok!’ Sharing the
post on Instagram
yesterday, Becks
wrote: ‘When you’re
jet-lagged and send your
mum the wrong message.’
Avengers zap box office record
SUPERHERO film Avengers: Infinity War has smashed box office
records, making £458million globally on its opening weekend.
The Disney/Marvel movie – starring Scarlett
Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt,
Chris Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris
Hemsworth – eclipsed the £389million made
by car racing flick The Fate Of The Furious.
Before its release, the Avengers’ latest
offering – which opens in Russia and China
next week – had been predicted to earn to
£200million internationally.
12 METRO Tuesday, May 1, 2018
GOOD DEED FEED
THANK you so much to the
lady and taxi driver who
stopped to help my son, who
was having a seizure outside
St Augustine’s church in Leam
Lane, Gateshead, and for
staying with him until the
ambulance came.
Jean Davison, Cramlington
THANK you to staff at Aldi,
Musselburgh, for holding my
bags overnight after I forgot
them at the till.
Samuel
THANK you to the kind guy who
changed the wheel on our car
at the multistorey outside The
Hydro. Got home safely after
taking grandchildren to The
Linda, Dalkeith
Vamps.
MANY thanks to all who helped
when I tripped and fell outside
Tottenham Court Road Tube
last week, breaking teeth and
cutting my lip. And especially to
the man who offered me his
water despite my bloodied face.
Chris, Bromley
THANK you to the two ladies in
Harrogate who stopped to see
if I was alright after I tripped
over a kerb, landing heavily on
my knee! I’m just a bit swollen
and bruised!
Lady In Navy Mac, Tyne & Wear
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Spend £5m rhyme
money on libraries
Parents should be reading to their kids already
AND ANOTHER THING...
n Erica of Coventry correctly
says ‘cretin’ is used to describe
a person with a thyroid
deficiency and claims it should
therefore not be used
(MetroTalk, Fri). However, it is
a dual-use word, listed in the
dictionary to mean a ‘stupid
person’, which means it can be
used as such. Another example
is when someone calls another
a prat. They are most likely
calling them an idiot, not in fact
Deborah, Essex
a buttock…
n Just landed in Rome and took
the metro six stops. A return
ticket cost me just €3 (£2.64).
I couldn’t believe it. Why is the
Tube so expensive?
Dan, Southampton
n During a screening of
Avengers: Infinity War, a film
I have been anticipating for
eight years, the person in front
of me insisted on opening her
phone and updating her
Snapchat with images of the
screen. Why don’t you get off
your damn phone?
Mattie, West Yorkshire
n The government is paying
£5 million to help mums and dads
prepare youngsters for school by
singing nursery rhymes to them
(Metro, Mon). This cash should
instead go on keeping libraries open!
They hold ‘Rhyme Times’ for underfives and also promote reading but
more and more are being closed or
taken over by volunteers to become
community libraries. This is so shortsighted. We are the only country
closing libraries. Big mistake!
Lynda Davies, Water Orton
n They are spending £5 million to
tell parents to teach their children to
sing rhymes and read? Yet again, the
£5m t te paet
t g yme ad
ead t yugte
MINISTERS have earmarked £5million to help mums and dads prepare
their children for school by singing
nursery rhymes and reading to them.
A further £8.5million will enable
local authorities to fund projects aimed
at improving the language and literacy
skills of disadvantaged youngsters.
Sir Kevan Collins, chief executive of
the Education Endowment Foundation, which will run the £5million
scheme, said: ‘Parents care very much
about the future of their children,
whatever their background or wherever they come from. But it can some-
by Alison kErshAW
times be difficult to get them involved
in their child’s learning and we know
little about how to do this well.
‘By testing different ways of tackling issues like the early years “word
gap”, this new fund will give us muchneeded information about how we can
give parents the tools they need.’
Announcing the projects today, the
Department for Education said they
will help close the ‘word gap’ in communication and vocabulary skills
between rich and poor children when
they start school. A recent Oxford University Press survey suggested nearly
half of pupils in UK primary schools
and just over two in five in secondaries
are at risk of under-performing because
of a limited vocabulary.
Education secretary Damian Hinds
said: ‘It is important that families can
feel confident about supporting their
children so they start school with the
appropriate language and social skills.
This new support will help by giving
advice on reading and learning the
alphabet which are so important in
making sure no child is left behind.’
Uni warns students: Take drugs and you’re out
Funding: Our report yesterday
nanny state rides to the rescue of the
feckless and lazy. It’s lucky we don’t
have a problem with homeless people
living on the street, where that money
would be useful. Wait a minute…
Dave Barlow, Hampshire
n At long last some effort to close the
‘word gap’ between rich and poor
children when they start school. So
many youngsters begin their
education without the basic vocab to
make the most of their early school
years, while their peers are streets
ahead. Parents: you have to do your
bit as well. Blow the dust off that
nursery rhyme book, dig deep to buy
one, or your kids will ‘all fall down’!
Tim, London
n The world is going to pot if parents
don’t have the sense or ability to
read a nursery rhyme or story to their
kids. Will there be rhyme-reading
workshops?
Jim, Hertfordshire
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 METRO 13
Bid: Wembley is lit up
by last year’s FA Cup final
but in future billionaire
Shahid Khan could be
its custodian EPA
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 blonde Sainsbury’s girl
with a nosepin on the X30 bus.
Thanks for making me smile
every day.
Tall Lean Guy
You were reading Rush-Hour
Crush. Fancy a pie or a barm?
Saucy Minx With
Blonde Hair From Wigan
TALL, bearded Waterloo Tube
worker, 8.15pm on Wednesday
at the ticket machines. Looked
twice in your direction but was
a bit shy to say hi before
heading towards the Bakerloo
escalator. Coffee?
Lady In Black Coat, Green
And Cream Rucksack
And Dark Red Specs
JAKE (Crush, Thu), I didn’t think
my fur was showing. I’d love to
meet. Where is good for you?
Black Coat Lady
TO the super stud in blue shirt
and blue tie on the No.575 bus
from Wigan to New Springs.
PRETTY brown-haired girl in
a black-and-white dress and
headphones doing make-up at
JAKE (Crush, Thu), I get the
Friday morning train. Yes, I
have a pink bag and a black
coat but I’m sure it’s not me
Frances
you’re after.
the front of the District line
train into town Thursday
morning. We made eye contact.
I’d like to see you again.
Grey Hair, Tweed Jacket
GORGEOUS muscly man on
crutches with a leg brace, going
to Waterloo on the early fast
train. Watching you struggle is
horrendous. You have teddy
bear eyes and a ravishing set
of teeth. You brighten my
morning.
Kate, Clapham
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Amber now, the prime minister next?
n Amber Rudd had little choice
FA HAS LOST THE PLOT SELLING WEMBLEY
n The FA has lost its soul if Wembley is to be sold (Metro Sport, Mon). It’s
like the Queen selling Windsor Castle or Buckingham Palace. And will it
return the £160 million of taxpayers’ and Lottery money used to build the
stadium?
Robbie Tsen
but to resign her post as home
secretary over the Windrush fiasco
(Metro, Mon). She was made a
scapegoat but there will now be
pressure on the prime minister to
consider her position. A call for a
no-confidence vote could follow,
which would put the cat among
the pigeons. Jim Munro, Edinburgh
n Ms Rudd has achieved the
impossible – to make Diane
Abbott look like a statesperson in
parliament!
Martin, Leicester
n Windrush is not just about
1948, it’s also about 1939, when
people from the Empire answered
the call to help defend us, before
helping to rebuild us in 1948.
Andrew Edwards, London
n While I would have preferred
that she was actually fired
I am glad that Ms Rudd has
resigned and is no longer
causing harm. The treatment
of the Windrush generation
has been nothing short of
shameful.
Now if we can only oust Jeremy
Hunt as health secretary and
Boris Johnson as foreign
secretary, perhaps we can finally
reverse some of the harm done
to this country and put Theresa
May’s circus well and truly out to
pasture.
Anon
60
14 METRO Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Did Coldplay let you down?
You were one of their
original champions…
I didn’t get a copy of the last
Coldplay album, so I don’t
arena gigs. You follow a band
know what they’re up to. It’s
like Coldplay, then you get
a long way from following
to the point where it’s like a
them across the States and
relationship and you go off
meeting Gwyneth Paltrow
in different directions. I’ve
in a dressing room in
Stormy weather: had a conscious uncoupling
Denver. I followed them
Gwyneth Paltrow with Chris Martin.
from London pubs to
SECONDSwith
STEVE LAMACQ
The 6 Music presenter, 53,
talks about the vagaries of
the music industry, his
ups and downs with Chris
Martin and his new tour
How was Gwyneth?
We talked about the weather. What
do you do when you’re confronted by
a Hollywood star in a dressing room?
It was at a venue where the backstage
area is carved into the rock of a
mountain so it’s a bit surreal anyway.
Chris said, ‘This is Steve,’ and she said,
‘I’ve heard a lot about you, you helped
start their career.’ I didn’t know what to
say so I talked about the weather – there
was a storm outside.
The dates are all at independent
music venues. Are you
concerned about their future?
I’m one of the patrons of the Music
Venue Trust, which supports indie
venues. These places are so important.
Everyone plays them at the start of their
careers – Coldplay would have played
to 70 people at the Hull Adelphi. It’s
important to support them at a time
when they’re being priced out of town
centres due to increased business rates.
It’s a hard job. No sane person, unless
they’re obsessed with music, would get
into promoting bands because you make
so little money that you worry about
paying the bills and sometimes the music
industry forgets what a great job you do.
Indie venues are
so important –
Coldplay would have
played to 70 people at
the Hull Adelphi
REX
Whatcanweexpectfromyour
Going Deaf For A Living tour?
It’s all about life as a music fan and
the slippery slope you find yourself
on when you fall in love with music,
become slightly obsessed with a
band, follow them around to gigs
and everything’s great until they let
you down. All bands let you down at
some point.
Should Top Of The Pops return?
It’s a shame there isn’t a proper weekly
music show on mainstream TV. The
problem is, would the artists give it the
time of day? I presented three episodes
and recently found the running order
from an August 1996 show. It featured
Cher, OMC, Los Del Río, Kula Shaker,
OMD, Paul Weller, the Spice Girls –
who were number one – and the playout
was Sepultura. A more diverse range
you could not wish to find – and that was
the key to Top Of The Pops. It would be
an interesting experiment to see if you
could woo people back because those old
episodes are an important cultural record.
Why did you only last three
episodes?
I don’t know. It was at the time when
they started getting pop stars or
people from The Fast Show to
present the programme.
impression of what was going on. When
I was at the NME, there’d be ten people
in an editorial meeting. We’d all argue
with each other but you had to form a
coherent argument about why you
wanted to write a piece and why you
thought it was important it should be
commissioned. A lot of website
journalism is about getting hits rather
than being honest and properly critical.
What are your music pet hates?
Lazy lyricism. I often think the music is
interesting but then nonsense starts
spilling out of the singer’s gob. I’m not
impressed by anyone who rhymes
‘high’ with ‘sky’.
Do you have any unfulfilled
career ambitious?
I’ve done so much – I’ve
managed a band, I’ve tourmanaged a band, I’ve sold
merch, I ran a record label
Are you any good in
for a while and had a
a pub quiz?
number one with it – that
I’m terrible. The last one
I did, our team came sixth
.A big hit: Elastica’s. was Elastica’s first album.
The day the album went to
out of ten. I can’t remember
album titles and I’m no good .Justine Frischmann. number one was very
exciting. We didn’t know if we’d even
at remembering music trivia.
manufactured enough records to do it –
we were a tiny little label. But in terms
What’s the future of music
of unfulfilled ambitious I’d like to do
journalism now the NME has
the voice for an indie-rock version of
shut?
Rastamouse. ANDREW WILLIAMS
We need a really good British music
website offering critical appraisal across
a range of music. There are numerous
Steve Lamacq’s tour starts on
blogs run by one person but if you put
May 8 at Colchester Arts Centre,
going-deaf-for-a-living.com
those writers together you’d get a better
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 METRO 15
Our gambol
on pet lamb
has paid off
Brand scraps
tour after his
mum is badly
hurt in crash
Sofa so good: Stacey with Shaun the lamb, son Conor and partner Ian
Wreckage: Barbara Brand, 71, was taken to hospital after smash PICTURES: SWNS/GETTY
RUSSELL BRAND has cancelled the
rest of his UK tour after his mother was
involved in a serious car crash.
The comedian revealed on Twitter that
Barbara Brand had suffered ‘numerous,
life-threatening injuries’.
The 71-year-old was taken to
hospital after the accident in
Brentwood, Essex.
Brand, 42, posted a video
online, telling his fans: ‘My
mum’s been in a really serious road accident and
has sustained what are
called
poly-traumatic
injuries, that means
numerous, life-threatening injuries.
‘So, I won’t be able to
do the rest of my Rebirth
tour. If you’ve got tickets, they’ll be refunded or
possibly rescheduled but
I can’t really imagine
that and I certainly can’t
imagine performing at
the moment, because I
feel too sad and too connected to this.
‘I apologise but obviously it’s circumstances
beyond my control.’
Brand (pictured with mum
by SHERNA NOAH
Barbara in 2012) said he realised ‘the
importance of people you love’.
And he added: ‘I’m sad for my mum.
She’s vulnerable and she only finished
chemotherapy a month ago.
‘For her to be in this situation already
is very difficult.’
He praised the NHS, saying
‘to see the way the medical
professionals operate is
phenomenal. We should
be really grateful for the
NHS. I think of it as the
soul of this country’.
Brand said he
would be off
‘social media for
a while’, adding:
‘Thank you for all
your positive, beautiful
messages.’
Barbara Brand was in
the back of her son’s chauffeur-driven Audi A8 on her
way to babysit at his home
when it was in collision
with a Vauxhall Astra,
according to The Sun.
A man in his 40s was
later arrested on suspicion
of dangerous driving.
Eat oily fish and peas
to delay menopause
Builders must pay
£20k for bat damage
A DIET rich in oily fish could delay
the menopause, while
carbohydrates may quicken its
onset, research suggests.
An extra daily portion of white
pasta or rice was linked with
women reaching the menopause
around a year and half before the
average age of 51, says a University
of Leeds study. But eating oily fish,
fresh legumes such as peas and
beans and a higher intake of
vitamin B6 and zinc was linked with
women going through the
menopause around a year later.
DEVELOPERS had to pay more
than £20,000 in fines and costs
for destroying a bat habitat.
An ecology survey commissioned
by Knightspur Homes for the site
at Edenbridge, Kent, showed a
number of species of bats.
However, a building where they
roosted was pulled down without
a licence, said police. The firm
pleaded guilty at Sevenoaks
magistrates’ court to three
charges of damaging or destroying
a breeding site or resting place of
a protected species.
GUZELIAN
WHEN Stacey Croft adopted
an orphaned lamb there was
no telling how it would get on
with her family of five.
But Shaun has ‘fitted right
in’ and is inseparable from
toddler son Conor. ‘Shaun
just thinks he’s a toddler,’ she
said. ‘He has his own
trampoline that he and Conor
love jumping on.’ The family
are about to leave
Borrowash, Derbyshire, for a
house with land in Yorkshire.
Just as well, as they also have
a pony, three ducks, three
cats, a dog and a chicken.
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Mum shames firm over ‘crude cosmetics’
A MUM outraged by the crude,
‘oversexualised’ names given to
colours in an eyeshadow palette
– including milf, foreplay and
sugar daddy – has shamed the
cosmetics firm into pulling the
product from the high street.
Angela Fitzsimons’s 17-year-old
daughter Grace bought the £12
Obsession Obsessive Eyes makeup palette in Boots.
The 46-year-old mum-of-two,
of Shepshed, Leicestershire, said:
‘She said they were nice colours
but the names were gross. They
were called things like
Homewrecker and Dealer. It was
pretty rank. At that price you will
get children buying it.
‘It’s oversexualising children
and is completely demeaning.’
A spokeswoman for Obsession
confirmed the product would be
Outrage: Angela with palette MERCURY
removed from Boots stores and
online ‘with immediate effect’ as
a result of Ms Fitzsimons’s
complaint. She said: ‘We haven’t
always got things quite right. We
will not repeat these names.’
Ticking all the
boxes... Rolex
worth £120k
A RARE Rolex that cost just £69 in 1966
could fetch £120,000 at auction.
The Submariner 5513, bought in
Doncaster, is one of only a few from the
early 1960s that still has a dial showing 3,
6 and 9. Crucially, the watch was never
serviced by Rolex, which frequently
replaced the numbered dial with a
standard blank version, cutting the
current value by as much as £100,000.
The watch, which has had one owner, is
being sold in Wiltshire on May 23.
Auctioneer David Hare, from Gardiner
Houlgate, said: ‘It’s unclear how many
still exist. If you have a Rolex Submariner
from this period, check the dial.’
Rarity: Joby Hobbs of auctioneer Gardiner Houlgate with the Rolex
PA
We’re in the
money, sings
Sainsbury’s
boss off air
by RAVENDER SEMBHY
THE chief executive of Sainsbury’s
apologised last night after being caught
on camera singing ‘We’re in the money’
ahead of his company’s £12billion merger
bid with Asda.
Mike Coupe begged forgiveness for
what he called an ‘unguarded moment’
when captured crooning while waiting
to be interviewed by ITV News.
He was heard singing: ‘We’re in the
money, the sky is sunny – let’s lend it,
spend it, send it rolling along.’
After the broadcaster released a clip of
his performance, he put out a statement
saying: ‘It was an unfortunate choice of
song, from the musical 42nd Street,
which I saw last year. And I apologise if
I have offended anyone.’
Sainsbury’s said: ‘We all know these
songs stay in your head. To attach any
Off key:
Mike Coupe
is caught
singing
wider meaning to this innocent, personal
moment is preposterous.’
Earlier, Sainsbury’s said prices could
be cut by ten per cent on popular products and no stores would close if the
merger went ahead.
The deal would give the combined
chains a 31.4 per cent share of the grocery market – ahead of Tesco’s 27.6 per
cent. However, it has to be approved by
the Competition and Markets Authority.
USINESS BITES
n MILLIONS of Britons ‘get by’ on
credit when wages fail to last at
the end of the month.
Credit card holders admitted
racking up around £269.17 a
month as a ‘fall back’ when times
get tough. One in seven has sold
a big-ticket item such as their car
for a cash boost, a poll of 2,000
people by car rental firm Vantage
Leasing found.
n DIRECT trains which run from
London to Bordeaux in under
five hours could start in a couple
of years. Four operators
responsible for infrastructure
are in talks over timetable slots
for a train operator to use. The
current journey involves a
change of trains in Paris.
n EIGHT delivery drivers have
taken courier company Hermes to
an employment tribunal in a new
case to challenge the so-called
gig economy. The workers,
represented by the GMB union,
allege they are being denied
basic rights – such as holiday pay
and a minimum wage – because
they are being forced to declare
as self-employed. The hearing
started in Leeds yesterday.
TOURIST RATES
Australia (A$)............................................................1.73
Canada (C$)..............................................................1.68
Euro (€).....................................................................1.08
New Zealand (N$)....................................................1.81
Poland (zloty)..........................................................4.20
Singapore ($)............................................................1.70
South Africa (rand)................................................15.92
US ($)..........................................................................1.31
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Skye McAlpine’s Venetian
roots form the inspiration
for her home and her
new cookbook, as
Cass Chapman discovers
L
OC
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above a Thai
Th i restaurant in
Clapham, up a narrow flight of stairs, I
find myself transported to Venice. Not
literally, of course, but as I spend a
morning in the London kitchen of
food writer and blogger extraordinaire, Skye
McAlpine, I feel far, far away from south-west
London. We meet to chat about her new book, A
Table In Venice, while making warm almond
croissants together and the influence of the
Italian city in which she grew up is all around
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STYLE
Tipples, nibbles
and beanbags
with class...
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us. Venetian
glass
elegantly
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d li hang
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above soft pink and botanical printed linen and
velvet cushions; a portrait of her grandmother
beautifully covers a wall that separates large
windows, which flood her flat with sunshine,
and her kitchen is dotted with fabulous ceramics
and glasses that she brought back from Venice.
Skye lives here with her husband Anthony and
their five-year-old son, Aeneas, though, she
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laughs, the flat didn’t look like this
when they bought it.‘It had been
rented out for about 20 years to
four guys and it was very studenty.
They had photos of women in
swimsuits plastered all over the
walls and mouldering bowls of cereal
in their bedrooms. It worked out
really well for us though, because I
think everyone who viewed it
thought it was disgusting. I fell in
love with it. So we’ve redone a lot.’
Skye splits her time between
London and Venice. ‘We’ve now set
into a rhythm where I’m in Venice for
about six months of the year. Most
people think it’s really odd to live that
way but I love being in Venice. I
really miss it when I’m not there and
I miss that peacefulness. But then
when I get back to London that’s
always so exciting, too.’
Having moved there at the age of
six for what was supposed to be just
one year, she ended up living there
until she moved back to the UK to
attend Oxford University at18. And,
despite earning a degree (and
subsequently a Masters and PhD) in
classics, she is now highly regarded as
one of our greatt food writers.
writers
Her new book, A Table
In Venice, is a
beautiful
combination of
recipes she
discovered in
old Venetian
books,
alongside ones
from her
mother and
those she makess
regularly for
family and frien
nds.
Skye took all thee
photograps, but what
really shines thrrough is her
innate passion for Italy, the people
and the food.
‘Maybe it’s a very Italian way of
thinking, but there is such genuine
pleasure to be derived from eating a
good meal and actually, if you think
of all the luxuries and pleasures in the
world, that’s a pretty achievable and
affordable one and, yes, it does
requite time. But everything worth
having in life is worth a little time.’
Does her son now cook with her, I
ask? ‘Aeneas has started making his
own breakfast now and we often cook
together. Cooking is very much a
family activity in Italy, done very
much for enjoyment. ‘It’s not done in
solitary confinement in the kitchen,
which can end up feeling like a
chore.’ A Table In Venice opens with
a beautiful section on pastries and
breakfast treats (in fact, sweets feature
very heavily throughout), though
there are also wonderful savoury
sections and some inspiring pasta
recipes, too.
Skye’s favourites include ‘the
birthday chocolate cake, a flourless
chocolate cake with a mascarpone
icing. My mother always made it for
my birthday when I was little and it is
really the only chocolate cake I truly
love. Whenever there is a birthday, or
an occasion to make a cake, that is the
one I always make.
‘There is a recipe for fennel gratin,
where you poach the fennel in milk
with lots of parmesan. That’s one I
found in a Venetian cookbook while
researching, and I’ve made that so
many times. It goes with everything.
It’s like dauphinoise, but lighter
because it’s not made with potatoes.’
She mentions the almond croissants
(which I can confirm are utterly
delicious and surprisingly easy to
make), and ‘I love the tagliolini with
saffron and zucchini and prawns;
that’s a really classic Venetian dish.
Oh and the waln
Oh,
walnut cream
sauce is reallly good. I
make a llot of risotto as
well.’
Thhough the
dishhes may have
coome from Italy,
thhe ingredients
Skye uses are
S
vvery easy to
find here in the
fi
UK, which she
U
sayys was
extrremely
important when
writing the book. ‘It’s
lovely to read of a
wonderful landd of wonderful
foods, but if you can’t find the stuff
here it’s more of a travel book and I
wanted this to be a cook book.’
She continues to talk of the ‘sense
of snobbery surrounding Italian food
here that, ironically, you don’t get in
Italy.’ She adds: ‘In Italy, no one
really makes pasta very often, any
more. You do it because it’s fun but,
because there are lots of good pasta
stores you buy it or use the dried
pasta.’ She feels strongly about
buying decent pasta.
‘Get the good stuff because it isn’t
much more expensive than a
supermarket brand. Barilla is only
pence more and it’s so much better.’
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Home
As those aforementioned almond
croissants bake in the oven, Skye talks
me through her kitchen, which, like
the whole flat has ‘accents of Venice,
rather than the whole look’.
The 1940s chandeliers that hang
between the living room and the
kitchen mirror those in her Venetian
home and elegant wooden shelves
reveal rows of Kilner jars and simple
utensils. What does she always have
in the kitchen, here or in Venice, I
ask? ‘I always keep puff pastry in the
fridge because you can turn it into
anything, a pudding, croissants or a
tart, anything. Mascarpone and ricotta
I find are really useful.
‘You can add sugar and make a
sweet out of it or just leave it as it is. I
always have lemons hanging around.
They’re really useful and they look
pretty, rice to make a risotto and good
pasta, and rosemary, thyme and
parsley. I love parsley. I put it on
nearly everything.
There is a lovely Italian saying that
you can call someone a
“prezzemolina”, which is “a little
parsley”. If someone pops up all the
time that’s what you call them – just
like you can have parsley on
everything.’
As Skye and I dive into the
croissants warm from the oven, I ask
her if there is any English food she
misses while in Italy? ‘Rhubarb,’ she
says in an instant. ‘You can’t get it in
Italy so, when I’m here and it’s in
season I do a lot with it. It’s delicious,
and so pretty.
‘I also get excited about English
sausages and Campbell’s tomato
soup. It reminds me of being little and
getting it when I was ill. But that’s
what food does. It serves as memory,
doesn’t it?’
And just as food transports one to
another time and place, so does
Skye’s new book which, for just a few
hours one sunny morning in London,
took me ever so briefly to Venice.
■ A Table In Venice: Recipes From
My Home by Skye McAlpine
(Bloomsbury, £26)
SPICED MEATBALLS (POLPETTINE PICCANTI)
Skye says: ‘This recipe is loosely adapted from one I came across in a book on Jewish culture in Venice. It is
wonderfully rich in flavour, due largely to the mix of cumin, coriander and fresh herbs.’
SERVES 4
■ 600g minced beef
■ 100g fresh breadcrumbs
■ 1 onion, finely chopped
■ 2 garlic cloves, 1 finely chopped,
the other peeled but left whole
■ 2 sprigs of rosemary, chopped
■ ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
■ ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
■ 1 large egg
■ 4 tablespoons olive oil
■ 750g tomato passata
■ ¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
■ a small bunch of flat-leaf parsley,
chopped, a small bunch of basil,
chopped, sea salt and freshly
ground black pepper.
Method:
1 Put the minced beef,
breadcrumbs, onion, chopped
garlic, rosemary, cumin, coriander,
egg and a pinch of salt and pepper
in a large bowl and mix well. Roll
into about 32 small balls.
2 Heat a tablespoon of oil in a
frying pan, add the whole garlic
clove and cook until it begins to
brown. Add tomato passata, chilli
flakes and salt and pepper. Reduce
heat to low and leave to simmer.
3 Heat the remaining olive oil in
another large frying pan. Cook the
meatballs until browned all over.
4 Transfer the meatballs to the pan
of tomato sauce. Cook for 5–10
minutes, so they soak up the
delicious flavours.
5 Generously heap parsley and
basil over the meatballs and serve
with polenta or just a green salad.
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Home
ALMOND PASTE CROISSANTS [KIEFER]
Skye says: ‘Kiefer became part of the Venetian way of eating
when the Austrians occupied the city in the 19th century. Smaller
than standard almond croissants, they are very moreish. The
recipe here is very simple, as it uses ready-rolled puff pastry. The
most important thing to remember is to seal the croissants well,
so the filling doesn’t ooze out while they cook.’
MAKES 10
■ 2 x 320g ready-rolled puff
pastry sheets
■ 1 large egg yolk, lightly
beaten
■ 30g flaked almonds
■ 2 tablespoons icing sugar
For the filling
■ 90g ground almonds
■ 70g caster sugar
■ 1½ teaspoons apricot jam
■ a pinch of salt
■ 1 large egg white, lightly
beaten with a fork.
Easy as one, two, three:
1. Skye puts a teaspoon of
the filling into the base of a
triangle of puff pastry to
roll into the croissant
shape. 2. The croissants are
brushed with beaten egg
yolk and liberally sprinkled
with flaked almonds.
3. Skye bakes them for 20
minutes then serves hot or
cold. They are ideal for a
breakfast treat or snack
Method:
1 Heat the oven to 220˚C/Gas
Mark 7.
2 To make the filling, put the
ground almonds, sugar, jam
and salt in a bowl and mix well.
3 Add the egg white and stir
until you have a thick paste,
rather like marzipan.
4 Lay out the puff pastry
sheets on a work surface and
cut out 5 triangles from each
one, 12–14cm wide at the base
and 24cm long on the sides.
5 Spoon a teaspoon of almond
paste on to the base of each
triangle, centred and about
two-fingers’ width away from
the edge. Resist the urge to
overfill here: you really just
need a teaspoon, or the filling
will spill out in the oven.
6 Fold the bottom edge of
the triangle over the filling
and then roll the pastry up as
tightly as you can.
7 Gently fold the tips into the
horns of a croissant, pinching
where needed to seal.
8 Repeat this with the
remaining pastry triangles,
then arrange them on a
baking sheet lined with baking
parchment.
9 Brush the croissants with the
beaten egg yolk to glaze, then
sprinkle liberally with the flaked
almonds.
10 Bake for 20 minutes, until
golden all over.
11 Remove the tray from the
oven and sift the icing sugar
generously over the piping-hot
croissants, so that some of it
melts into them. Let them cool
slightly, then transfer them to a
wire rack.
12 Eat warm or cold.
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Floor show
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Colour crush
If these bold and
bonkers cushions
from George
Home won’t cheer
you up, then
nothing will.
From £5 each,
asda.com
Ice, ice baby
Upgrade your summer picnic kit with the new
yummy Ice Lollies outdoor dining range – with
not a single calorie in sight. From £5 for a plastic
tumbler; £10, bottle opener (right) cathkidston.com
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BY LARA SARGENT
Plant life
Make some shapes
Grown-up beanbags in cool, botanical
patterns – what more could lazy days in the
garden call for? We’ve got our eye on the
Gen Z yellow and palm print design…
£220, wolfandbadger.com
On reflection
Bonton’s petite,
Bohème rattan, flower
mirror might be sized
for a children’s den,
but we think it adds
impact in a group of
mismatched pictures
and wall plates in
the living area. £44,
en.smallable.com
Red alert
French apéritif Pampelle
has landed in the UK and
the bitter-sweet, ruby-red,
grapefruit taste of Ruby
L’Apéro mean it’s already
Hot List’s fave way to
rustle up a summer spritz.
£19.84, masterofmalt.com
Pop shop
Hot List is
obsessed with
these folding
chairs by Job &
Seletti – a mix of
neon-bright metal
frames with PVC
seats and backs,
printed in bold pop
art-inspired pics.
£52 each,
weinteriors.co.uk
Take Flyte
Beat the midafternoon slump
with this light,
sparkling Flyte
energy drink –
the perfect pickme-up and free
from added sugar
and artificial
sweeteners.
£12 for 6,
flytedrink.com
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Interiors | Inspiration | Food
PUT A CORK IN IT
My apartment
block is noisy. Do
you have any tips for
better acoustics?
Of course, carpets and
underlays are noise reducing
in any case, and many
apartments actually have
clauses saying you can’t use
anything but carpet, so no
bare floor because of the
noise transmission. But there
is also now a range of specific
underlays that carpet shops
sell that are very good for
acoustics, all relying on the
Designs for life
Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud on hiring
architects and eco-friendly living tips
Are there easy ways to make
my home more eco-friendly?
People think that making something
eco-friendly will involve sticking solar
panels all over and having hi-tech
kit throughout their house, but the
best way to make your home
environmentally friendly is to reduce
your energy bills by super-insulating
wherever you can. So, that could
be putting three times as much
insulation as you think you need in
your attic, or if you live in a terraced
house with a basement, then think
about insulating underneath your
floor. Then look for, or rather, feel for
drafts – a draft excluder or draftproofing strips here and there will do
wonders for keeping a room warm.
Then, once you’ve got your heat use
under control, consider other tips
such as a new boiler. Then you need
to make yourself
eco-friendly. Turn
the thermostat
down a degree or
two and put on
a pullover.
I want to
change my
home’s layout.
Is hiring an architect
expensive?
A good architect pays for
themselves, so the short answer is
no. But if you get the wrong one, it
can be very expensive as you might
not quite get what you want. A good
architect takes time to understand
their client and what they want, and
builds your dream, not theirs. Look at
the RIBA website to give you an idea
of fees and practices you might like
to work with. Or visit the Ask An
Expert feature at Grand Designs Live
where you can access all kinds of
professionals for a free consultation.
Would a minimalist interior
look good in my Georgian
townhouse?
I don’t see why not! I live in an old
house with a pretty minimal interior
and I love it. A simple rule of thumb
would be to say that anything that is
of the building like light switches,
door handles or handrails should be
of the era, even if it’s simple, iron and
new. I’m a fan of Schneider and MK –
they offer products that are modern,
safe and available in all kinds of
discreet finishes. The Schneider
Screwless Flat Plate range is
particularly good and is available
with toggle switches (Inset, from
£21.50, rselectricalsupplies.co.uk).
Then, you can go for sleek, modern
furnishings without clashing with the
house itself. Decide where the stop
line is with keeping to the ‘Georgian’
feel of the home
and stick to that
throughout.
I love Crittall
windows, but
are there
any budget
alternatives?
You’ve got
expensive tastes. I don’t know of any
other companies making them – and
they are even more expensive now
that you have to conform to
regulations with thermal breaks and
double glazing. If you love them that
much, you could consider partglazing your home with Crittall for
the opening windows and use big
non-opening plate sheets of glass for
the rest. Single Crittall windows cost
around £600 (crittall-windows.co.uk).
n Kevin McCloud will be at Grand
Designs Live at London’s ExCeL,
May 5-13, granddesignslive.com
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fact that they use more than
one material. The best
acoustic insulants are those
that work across a range of
frequencies, so contain a
range of materials to achieve
this. Cork is also a very good
sound insulator – look at
Granorte’s range of cork tiles,
they are a super-sustainable
product from Portugal with
prices starting at £30 per sqm
for stick-down and £55 per sq
m for click tiles (granorte.co.
uk). Or buy slippers for your
neighbours.
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10. Many an employee is not a
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11. Beautiful girl one may ring, we
hear! (5)
12. Stop a baby crying with a
sweetmeat (4)
13. Net takings? (5)
17. Increase the strain (5)
18. Support a professional on the
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TV CHOICE
with the condition. This upbeat film
reveals a family refusing to be cowed
by the hand they’ve been dealt – they
just want to open minds to what
Tourette’s is all about.
My F-ing Tourette’s Family
The Split BBC1, 9pm
C4, 9pm
Tourette’s can be tough to live with
if one family member has it but both
of Hayley and Richard’s sons,
Spencer and Lewis, are prone to the
unpredictable outbursts associated
This legal drama hovers on the edge
of soap opera as divorce lawyer
Hannah (Nicola Walker) balances
professional and personal demands.
While Hannah negotiates a bigmoney prenup involving a superstar
footballer, her long-lost father makes
his presence felt. Why has he turned
up after 30 years?
Cunk On Britain BBC2, 10pm
What will Cunk make of Brexit?
And, more to the point, what will
Robert Peston make of her? The
intermittently amusing comedy spin
on the pompous experts clogging up
our TV screens quips to a close in
typically offbeat fashion.
KEITH WATSON
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 METRO 23
FORMULA ONE
Sport
LUCKY LEWIS BAK IN BUSINESS
L
EWIS HAMILTON would
be the first to admit he lucked
into his victory inAzerbaijan,
which gave him the lead in
the championship.
Sebastian Vettel had been on course
for a textbook win until the Red Bull
clash brought out the safety car.
Then Valtteri Bottas seemed destined
to finish first until debris blew one of
his tyres and he was forced to retire.
Suddenly, with two laps to go, Hamilton – who had endured a messy and
sub-par 50 laps – was set to win for the
F1 DEBRIEF
Adam Hay-Nicholls
with the news from
the Baku pitlane
first time this season. His mood was
conflicted. He knew others deserved it
more but he would accept the spoils.
After the racing gods ganged up on
him in Australia, with the safety car
snatching the lead from his grasp, fortune swung the other way in Baku.
YOU have to feel for Valtteri Bottas. His seat at
Mercedes is under threat. He did everything right in
Azerbaijan, just as he did in China, and would have won
but for forces outside his control. Sometimes F1 isn’t
fair. Asked how he would pick himself up, the Finn said:
‘Maybe ten pints of beer and we will be fine! It is a part
of racing, although at the moment it is very painful.’
Hamilton delayed heading to the podium to shake the
champagne until Bottas (right) arrived in Parc Ferme. It
was a gracious gesture. In recent weeks, his hunger has
been called into question but Hamilton’s statesmanship
and loyalty to his team are at an all-time high.
@AdamHayNicholls
S P O RT I N B R I E F
PICTURE: GETTY
It seams like
a good start
for Somerset
Hat trick: Chilly weather appeared to get to
Australian seamer Peter Siddle, who bowled for
county champions Essex in a woolly hat in the
draw at Hampshire. Team-mate Alastair Cook
warmed up for the Test series against Pakistan,
which starts on May 24, with 84 in his first knock
of the summer, which follows a poor winter.
CRICKET
SOMERSET’S seamers
bowled them to a 118run win over Yorkshire
at Taunton to make it
two victories from
two in the County
Championship for the
first time since 1993.
Craig Overton (three
for 43), Lewis Gregory
(two for 59), Tim
Groenewald (two for
51) and Tom Abell (two
for 15) shared the
final-day wickets as
the visitors were
dismissed for 202,
chasing 321 to win.
Jack Leaning (68)
offered the stiffest
Yorkshire resistance.
Figures for England hopeful Jake Ball yesterday as
Nottinghamshire skittled Worcestershire for 141 to win by
an innings and 41 runs to go top of County Championship Division One
after a match which lost two days to rain
5-59
Hardaker handed a
14-month drug ban
Watson ’ova and out
after another defeat
RUGBY LEAGUE
ZAK HARDAKER has been given
a 14-month ban by UK AntiDoping for failing a drugs test.
The 26-year-old former
Castleford full-back will not
appeal the punishment. As it is
backdated to September 2017,
when he tested positive for
cocaine, Hardaker will be free to
join a new club in November.
His legal team said: ‘This was a
truly exceptional case, where the
drug use was never linked to
performance enhancement.’
TENNIS
HEATHER WATSON’S awful run of
form continued with a 6-1, 6-3
Prague Open defeat at the hands
of Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.
The British No.2 has not won a
tour match since reaching the
semi-finals in Hobart in January,
losing times in a row.
■ DAN EVANS, who came through
qualifying, lost 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 to
Lucas Miedler in the first round of
the Glasgow Challenger event –
his first tournament after a 12month ban for taking cocaine.
The drop in temperature between practice and raceday did the Red Bull duo
no favours, but they gave us a sterling
show until it all went wrong.
You can apportion blame to both for
the lap-40 shunt, where Daniel Ricciardo drove into the back of fourthplaced Max Verstappen, launching the
rear of the Dutchman’s car in the air
and spinning off the track in a shower
of carbon and sparks.
Some commentators say it was 70/30
Ricciardo’s fault, others 70/30 Verstappen’s. The FIA felt it was 50/50
and reprimanded both. The choreography of the clash immediately brought
back memories of the time Vettel ran
into Mark Webber in Istanbul in 2010.
Until now, that had been the team’s
most hair-pulling low.
Christian Horner and Adrian Newey
were not impressed and, once the drivers return to the pits, immediately read
them the riot act.
‘They are both in the dog house.
They both recognise that they have
screwed up today,’ relayed team boss
Horner. ‘They have been told to act in
the team’s interests, not their own.’
The pair have been summoned to Milton Keynes to apologise to the whole
factory but that strikes me as a bit
heavy handed.
Both drivers took too many risks in
Baku but they are both incredibly
skilled and ravenous with ambition.
Ricciardo and Verstappen need to
race, they can’t have their hands tied. It
would kill their spirit. As Mercedes’
Toto Wolff observed: ‘You cannot have
guard dogs in the car and expect them
to behave like puppies.’
24 METRO Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Sport
Five-star Judd sets
up tie with Higgins
PICTURE: PA
LOSE AND
IT’S OVER,
BELLEW
TELLS HAYE
SNOOKER
JUDD TRUMP secured
his place in the world
championship quarterfinals by beating Ricky
Walden 13-9 yesterday.
The world No.4 sealed a
last-eight clash against
four-time winner John
Higgins, which begins this
afternoon, with a finalframe clearance of 103.
The pair were locked at
8-8 overnight but 28-yearold Trump won five
frames in a row with the
help of three half-century
breaks after Walden had
taken the opening frame.
China’s Ding Junhui
earlier sealed his place in
the last eight by beating
Anthony McGill 13-4.
The world No.3, who
was 12-4 ahead overnight,
BOXING
TONY BELLEW last night told
David Haye his career is on the
line when the heavyweights
clash in a rematch at London’s
O2 Arena.
In a low-key pre-fight meeting
in Liverpool, Haye admitted he
was not as ‘angry’ as in past
press conferences.
Bellew, though, had a warning
for the former world champion.
‘On Saturday, it comes to an
end, it really does,’ he said. ‘For
the first time you are actually
fighting for your career. If this
goes wrong, nothing can save
you. I’ve done this five or six
times. I know the pressure it
brings. You’re in a lot of trouble.
‘David is not back to win world
titles, he’s back to try to rob the
bank. He wants to fight little
fatties like me.’
Triumph: Trump
won the opening frame
yesterday and will take on
Barry Hawkins in the
quarters this morning.
Ding is now tournament
favourite and said: ‘I feel
good and I am playing
well. Barry is a great
player. He plays well at
the Crucible every year.’
Mark Williams saw off
Robert Milkins 13-7 to
book a tie with Ali Carter.
Up for the cup: Bellew and
Haye face off in Liverpool,
where the latter tried to
charm the locals with his
choice of mug (inset)
SAM
QUEK
@SamanthaQuek
NFL RIGHT TO MAKE
ITS BED AT WEMBLEY
W
HEN news broke
of Shahid Khan’s
huge bid to buy
Wembley, it
reminded me of
when I was a child and I was
desperate to get a dog.
My family had talked about it for
years, the responsibility that would
come with it, whether the timing
was right and where it would live.
It seemed despite my huge desire
to have a dog of my own, there
were just too many obstacles in the
way. Until one day I walked into
the kitchen and saw a dog bed had
been purchased. Preparations were
being made and inevitably, Jake,
my first love, a beautiful border
terrier, soon followed. Khan’s bid
very much feels like the NFL
trying to buy itself a dog bed.
The reaction to the bid from
some English football fans has
been a bit strange. It has been as
though we are selling the game’s
soul to some foreign invader.
I think this is down to the name
Wembley being so synonymous
with the nation’s favourite sport – it
conjures up images from Geoff
Hurst’s hat-trick and Bobby Moore
holding the World Cup aloft.
Wembley also has cultural
significance, as the backdrop for
other historical moments like Live
Aid. However, people seem to
forget that was the former stadium,
not this one. If you say ‘Wembley’
to someone, the word means a lot
more to them than showing them a
picture of the structure that sits in
north-west London, which to this
day has not really seen any real
moment of significance like its
predecessor did. The name is
iconic, the building is not.
The stadium could still easily be
the home of English football under
new ownership too. The Football
Association did not own the old
twin-towered Wembley Stadium
and that still worked out fine.
It is worth remembering the NFL
season is short – just 16 games in
fact – which means only eight
significant investment for many
years. I realise as a nation we have
recently been burnt by a promise
we would be the direct
beneficiaries of hundreds of
millions of pounds of new money
but until the FA slap that promise
on the side of a bus, I am willing to
give them the benefit of the doubt.
They have long spoken about
investing in grassroots football but
said the funding required just isn’t
there. This deal would provide it.
While some English sceptics may
exist, our American football
fanbase seems as excited as me.
The idea of a UK franchise would
‘The stadium could easily remain the home of
English football under new ownership’
home matches for any London
franchise at some point between
September and late December –
maybe a couple more in January if
your team makes the playoffs.
For the deal to work, Khan will
no doubt hope to retain football
cup finals and play-off matches –
which take place in the spring
when the NFL season has finished
– in order to balance the books.
The timings fit almost perfectly.
Also, the money generated from
the sale is set to go into grassroots
football, which has needed
be a dream come true for many of
us and, after ten-plus years of the
NFL suggesting it may be on the
horizon, but offering no real
substance, it really feels like we
now have something tangible upon
which to hang our replica helmets.
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FO OTBALL
Pablo warns
City’s best is
still to come
PABLO ZABALETA expects former
club Manchester City to be even better
next season as they look to build on
their Premier League title triumph.
City, who will be presented with the
trophy after Sunday’s game with Huddersfield, need one more win to beat
Chelsea’s points record of 95 and two
more goals to overhaul the Blues’ topflight mark of 103.
Zabaleta (pictured), who spent nine
years with City before signing for West
Ham last summer, could not prevent
his old side romping to a 4-1 win at
the London Stadium on Sunday.
The Argentine even put his hand
up as City’s second goal
brought up their century, insisting he – not Declan Rice
– got the final touch.
‘It’s always nice to see
the lads,’ the 33-year-old
said. ‘They have an excellent attacking team, huge
talent, players like Kevin
PICTURE: WEST HAM VIA GETTY
by MATTHEW NASH
De Bruyne, (Ilkay) Gundogan, (Leroy)
Sane. We tried our best but it was not
good enough. I’m sure they will go for
a few players in the summer and go for
the big trophies next season again.
‘The future for Man City is very
bright for the next few years.’
Zabaleta still expects West Ham to
escape relegation despite sliding to
15th, three points above the drop-zone,
with Leicester, Manchester United and
Everton their remaining opponents.
‘It’s still in our hands – we need
to go for the three points in the
next game, that’s it,’ he said.
‘We need to move into the
next game thinking we can
win. Three or four points
could be enough to be safe
100 per cent but we cannot wait for the others to
drop points. We need to
think about West Ham.’
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Sport
Fellaini hint
over future
with United
MAROUANE FELLAINI
looks set to sign a new deal at
Manchester United as he
looks forward to a ‘big
season’ and a tilt at the
Premier League title.
The Belgium midfielder had
seemed reluctant to extend his
deal beyond the summer but
gave a clear hint about his
thoughts after his injury-time
winner in United’s 2-1 win
over Arsenal on Sunday.
Of that victory, which
strengthened United’s grip on
second place, Fellaini said: ‘I
think it is good for the team.
We have the three points, we
are sure to participate in the
Champions League.
‘We have to continue, we
have three games to prepare
for the (FA Cup) final. Of
course, a club like Man
United have to be in the
Champions League. But we
have to improve.
‘I think next season is a big
season for us. It will be the
third year of manager (Jose
Mourinho), so we have to try
to win the league.’
26 METRO Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Sport
F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E
Burnley fans rapped for
their treatment of Bong
BURNLEY fans have been
condemned by the Football
Association for booing Brighton’s
Gaetan Bong.
The defender’s accusation former
Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez, who
is now with West Brom, racially
abused him during a match in
January was not proven.
However, the FA said at the time
the complaint was made in ‘absolute
good faith’ and after the Cameroon
defender was barracked throughout
the goalless draw at Turf Moor,
issued a statement which read: ‘The
FA considers the behaviour of some
supporters on Saturday towards
Gaetan Bong to be unacceptable.
‘It needs repeating, following the
recent disciplinary matter, there was
no suggestion by any party involved
in that case that the player made a
malicious or fabricated complaint.
‘The FA was wholly satisfied that
the complaint was made in absolute
No mistake: Alli tucks
away the early opener
after Watford keeper
Karnezis blundered
PICTURE: REX
Premier League
(C) Man City
Man Utd
Liverpool
Tottenham
Chelsea
Arsenal
Burnley
Everton
Leicester
Newcastle
Crystal Palace
Bournemouth
Watford
Brighton
West Ham
Huddersfield
Swansea
Southampton
Stoke
West Brom
Complaint: Bong
good faith and takes all allegations of
discrimination extremely seriously.’
Brighton boss Chris Hughton said
at the weekend: ‘I thought the
reaction of the Burnley supporters
towards Gaetan every time he got
the ball was shameful.’
P
35
35
36
35
35
35
36
36
35
35
36
36
36
35
35
35
35
35
36
36
W
30
24
20
21
20
17
14
13
11
11
9
9
10
8
8
9
8
6
6
5
D
3
5
12
8
6
6
12
9
11
8
11
11
8
13
11
8
9
14
12
13
L
2
6
4
6
9
12
10
14
13
16
16
16
18
14
16
18
18
15
18
18
F
102
67
80
68
60
67
35
42
49
35
41
42
42
32
43
27
27
35
32
30
A
26
27
37
31
34
48
32
54
52
44
54
60
62
47
67
56
52
54
65
54
Pts
93
77
72
71
66
57
54
48
44
41
38
38
38
37
35
35
33
32
30
28
Job done for Spurs
to leave clear blue
water in Euro race
TOTTENHAM took a huge step towards qualifying for next season’s
Champions League with a low-key
victory over Watford at Wembley.
Goals from Dele Alli and Harry
Kane in either half lifted Mauricio
Pochettino’s men five points clear
of fifth-placed Chelsea, who have
just three games to bridge the gap.
Third-placed Liverpool also came
sharply into view with Spurs just a
point behind with a game in hand.
In truth, though, there was little to
shout about in a lacklustre game
that brought contrasting fortunes
for the two goalkeepers.
Spurs were gifted their lead in the
16th minute when Orestis Karnezis
spilled Kieran Trippier’s routine
Tottenham
2
Alli 16, Kane 49
Watford
0
by JOHN PAYNE
cross and Christian Eriksen teed up
Dele Alli to fire home.
At the other end, a dreadful Eric
Dier backpass gave Andre Gray a
chance to equalise but the £18.5million striker, who has managed just
four goals this season, was unable
to beat goalkeeper Hugo Lloris,
who spread himself superbly.
Lloris made a second good save to
deny Richarlison, who had been
played in by Will Hughes, and
Spurs doubled their lead four minutes after the restart when Harry
Kane sidefooted home Trippier’s
inviting low cross.
Jan Vertonghen was then unlucky
when his superb header struck the
post, with Kane making a hash of
forcing home the rebound.
At the other end Richarlison
blazed over from six yards after
substitute Troy Deeney had headed
the ball invitingly into his path.
Pochettino said: ‘It is a good
night for us. It is three points that
leaves us in a good position. Maybe
we are not playing the way we are
wanting to play but it’s difficult to
keep playing good football.’
THE TIPSTER
@tipstermetro
It’ll be bye-bye Bayern at the Bernabeu
BAYERN Munich are proud
Bundesliga champions arrive seeking
warriors who will fight to the
to overturn a 2-1 deficit.
bitter end but they are
Real are 23/20 to win with
battling a lost cause tonight
Bet365, while Cristiano
at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo is 7/2 with Unibet
Despite creating more
to score first and 9/11 with
Ivo Karlovic and
chances than an
Philipp Kohlschreiber 888sport to score at any
underwhelming Real
time. Robert Lewandowski
to go three sets
Madrid in the home leg of
is 19/20 with Ladbrokes to
in Munich
their Champions League
score and over 3.5 goals is
(Betway)
semi-final last week, the
11/10 with Betfair.
6/4
13/10
Kyren Wilson
(pictured) to
beat Mark
Allen at the
Crucible
(Bet365)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 METRO 27
FO OTBALL
PICTURE: AFP/GETTY
Ramos still
thinks Real
can trump
Barcelona
Comfort blanket:
Buvac (left) gives
Klopp a hug during
Liverpool’s Premier
League match at
Newcastle in March
REAL Madrid captain Sergio
Ramos claims winning the
Champions League could top
Barcelona’s domestic double.
Fierce rivals Barca have wrestled
La Liga back from Real, a 4-2 win
at Deportivo on Sunday securing
the title with four games to spare
to add to the Copa del Rey.
But Real hope to make amends
as they seek a fourth Champions
League triumph in five seasons.
With Real holding a 2-1 lead
going into tonight’s semi-final,
second leg against Bayern, Ramos
(pictured) said: ‘Barca have had a
great year, they have won two
Sole responsibility: Klopp arrives at
training yesterday
by GAVIN BROWN
JURGEN KLOPP goes into the biggest match of Liverpool’s season in
Rome tomorrow without the man who
has been by his side for 17 years, after
No.2 Zeljko Buvac stepped away from
his post yesterday.
The Bosnian coach, who Klopp has
referred to as ‘the brain’ of his backroom staff, is to spend time away from
the first team from now until the end
of the season for personal reasons,
Liverpool revealed.
Buvac was on the touchline for Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Stoke at Anfield
but his absence in Rome’s Stadio Ol-
Italians tell fans to
stay out of trouble
ROMA fans have been urged to
be on their best behaviour for
the visit of Liverpool.
An attack at the first leg
seriously hurt a Reds fan and
Roma sporting director Monchi
said: ‘Let’s show everyone that
Roma fans are not violent.’
impico is an unnecessary distraction.
The timing is unfortunate, if not extraordinary, to say the least as Liverpool ready themselves for a potentially
difficult second leg with Roma tomorrow, even though they hold a 5-2 lead
from last week.
Buvac has been Klopp’s trusted assistant since the turn of the century.
The pair played together at Mainz in
the early 1990s and were reunited
when Klopp made him his assistant
having become manager in 2001.
Having won promotion, the pair
moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2008
Sport
Blow for Reds as Jurgen’s right-hand
man steps aside ahead of Roma clash
KLOPP LEFT
‘BRAINLESS’
MOHAMED SALAH is in the clear over his clash with Bruno Martins
Indi during Liverpool’s draw with Stoke. The Premier League’s top
scorer appeared to lash out with his left hand but the Football
Association has elected not to take retrospective action.
However, Newcastle striker Islam Slimani has been charged with
violent conduct after appearing to kick out at West Brom’s Craig
Dawson. He has until 6pm today to respond to the charge.
where they won back-to-back Bundesliga titles and reached a Champions League final before arriving at
Anfield in October 2015. Although
some observers have noted Buvac appeared to cut an increasingly distant
figure at games and on the training
ground in recent weeks, reports the
56-year-old quit his post on Sunday
following a falling out with Klopp are
said to be wide of the mark.
Liverpool have stressed Buvac
remains a Liverpool employee and
his position is not affected by this absence. It is understood the club considers the matter to be private and do
not plan to make any further comment on the situation.
titles. Winning the cup has merit
and the league even more.
‘Winning the Champions League
is equivalent to those two or even
more. For me it would be two great
seasons – theirs and ours.’
Ramos also said Madrid coach
Zinedine Zidane has told his
players there will be no guard of
honour for Barca when Real play
the champions on Sunday.
‘What Zidane says is gospel,’ he
said. ‘Barca have the title, which is
what they wanted, but there will be
no guard of honour – full stop.’
FIXTURES (7.45pm)
Champions League semi-final, second leg
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Chesterfield v Newport.................................................................
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play-off quarter-final, first leg
Dunfermline v Dundee Utd...........................................................
FO OTBALL IN BRIEF
Rangers told to give Gerrard the
resources to compete with Celtic
Cazorla seeks reward for
hard graft back to fitness
STEVEN GERRARD is ‘excited’ about the prospect of
becoming Rangers manager but needs reassurances
over the resources available to him, according to his
friend and former Liverpool team-mate Danny Murphy.
‘He has had talks and they were positive. He’s got more
talks this week,’ said Murphy, who spoke to Gerrard over
the weekend. Sunday’s 5-0 defeat at Celtic, which saw
Brendan Rodgers’ men retain their title, illustrated the
gulf 37-year-old Gerrard would need to bridge.
Murphy added: ‘He’s a really ambitious guy but he’s
also bright. I don’t think he’s going to put himself into a
position where he walks into a job with his hands tied in
terms of the resources he’s got to compete with Brendan.
He’s probably needing some more reassurances.’
SANTI CAZORLA hopes to return for
Arsenal before the end of the season.
Cazorla (pictured) has not played since
October 2016 because of an Achilles
problem which needed several surgeries,
including a skin graft from his arm.
‘The objective is to play some part
before the season ends but we have to
take things carefully,’ said the midfielder.
n ENGLISH Football League clubs will vote at next month’s AGM
on whether to scrap the rule which currently makes it
compulsory to publish a matchday programme.
T H E Y S A I D I T. . .
‘We let ourselves down earlier in the
season. Let’s hope it doesn’t end in
the disaster of relegation.’
Stoke midfielder Joe Allen says the players have to
blame themselves for the club’s current plight
Fuchs to quit Foxes next year
HOMESICK Christian Fuchs has confirmed he will
leave Leicester at the end of next season as he
wants to return to his family in New York.
The defender, part of the 2016 Premier Leaguewinning side, said: ‘I promised my wife I would be
coming home. I want to see my children grow up.’
TOTTENHAM 2
WATFORD
0
@metrosportHQ
One giant leap:
Kane celebrates
doubling Spurs’ lead
against Watford
KANE RELIEF
Harry soothes Wembley headache and keeps Salah in his sights
by GAVIN BROWN
fore coolly turning home Kieran
Tripper’s cross to double the advantage shortly after half-time.
Kane’s strike made it 27 league
goals for the season, four behind
Liverpool forward Salah, as he
bids to be the top-flight’s leading
scorer for the third straight year.
‘I try to improve every year,’ said
Kane. ‘Last year I got 29 goals so
I’d like to beat that but we’ll see
what happens. In my mind I’m
trying to get to that 30 mark.
‘Hopefully I can finish strong like
I did last season going into a big
(World Cup) summer.’ Before
Kane’s goal, Dele Alli had given the
hosts the lead after 16 minutes as
Spurs profited from a blunder by
Watford keeper Orestis Karnezis.
The
Greece
international
dropped Trippier’s cross at the feet
of Christian Eriksen, who teed Alli
up for an easy finish.
Watford, with no relegation wor-
ries, have been sleepwalking to the
end of the season but did force two
fine saves from Hugo Lloris.
With three games to play, Spurs
now have a five-point cushion over
fifth-placed Chelsea in the fight for
Champions League qualification.
Report: Page 26 »
PICTURE: REX
HARRY KANE ended his Wembley goal drought and turned up
the heat on Mohamed Salah in the
race for the Golden Boot as Tottenham saw off Watford 2-0.
Striker Kane had not scored at
Spurs’ temporary home since February 10, going four games without
netting at the national stadium be-
Rodgers would reject Arsenal
job to preserve Glasgow bliss
Right-hand man’s
exit rocks Klopp
BRENDAN RODGERS has ruled out succeeding Arsene Wenger at Arsenal after admitting,
while he hopes to work in the English Premier
League again, it would be ‘no time soon’.
Celtic boss Rodgers has been linked with the
Gunners since it was announced last month
Wenger is leaving at the end of the season.
The 45-year-old’s side wrapped up the
Scottish title on Sunday and former Liverpool
manager Rodgers, who has three years left on
his contract, said: ‘I woke up here on Monday
LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has suffered a
severe blow ahead of tomorrow’s Champions
League semi-final showdown with Roma.
With the build-up to the semi-final, second leg
already dominated by off-field matters concerning
the safety of Liverpool fans in Rome, Klopp will
now have to cope with the absence of his trusted
assistant Zeljko Buvac who has temporarily
departed his post for personal reasons.
morning as the manager of Celtic. Believe it or
not the sky is blue here in Glasgow and I’m in
the best job in the world. I absolutely love it.
‘I’ve got huge respect for Arsenal as a club.
When I started my coaching career Arsene was
just coming into the club and I learned so much
in that period as a young coach.
‘I would love to work in the Premier League
again one day but I’m hopefully going to be
coaching for another 20-odd years. So it’s no
time soon.’
Happy man: Rodgers
Champions League: Page 27 »
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