Sun 25P THE Tuesday, March 20, 2018 FOR A GREATER BRITAIN LESS THAN THE DAILY MIRROR 50p thesun.co.uk OUT OF TAKEAWAY, BGT & CELEB ANT OFF TV EXCLUSIVE Shocked . . . Vanoo family’s car was hit 6Maniac Ant could have wiped us out7 PAGES 4 & 5 ..AND BACK IN REHAB Wrecked . . Ant beside smashed Mini By DAN WOOTTON TROUBLED Ant McPartlin is going back into rehab and will be off the telly indefinitely after his arrest over a suspected drink-drive crash. This weekend’s Saturday Night Takeaway will be scrapped and Ant, 42, is also out of Britain’s Got Talent and I’m A Celebrity. A source said: “Ant can Continued on Page Three lTHERAPYAFTER CRASH lPARTNER DEC ‘GUTTED’ 2 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1GM ANT IN CRISIS CRASH LAYS BARE E By DAN WOOTTON Executive Editor ANT McPartlin will spend months in a long-term rehab programme and is expected to be off television for the rest of the year — missing Britain’s Got Talent and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. The decision, made yesterday afternoon during emotional talks with advisers at the star’s rented West London home, has left his career hanging in the balance and co-host Declan Donnelly devastated. This weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Takeaway has been cancelled. But the last two in the ITV series are expected to go ahead without 42-year-old Ant. It will be the first time Dec has presented without his best friend. Pals are now deeply concerned over Ant’s state of mind and admit he has fallen off the wagon, with alcohol becoming a huge problem. The troubled Geordie, who went to rehab last summer after admitting an addiction to drugs — including prescription pills — has been put on indefinite leave in the wake of Sunday’s car smash. His tight-knit team of advisers are currently deciding where he will go to rehab, with the possibility he might seek treatment overseas so he can escape the spotlight. An ongoing private treatment programme to give him more oneon-one support is another option. A pal said: “Ant is devastated. He’s obviously very clearly got a problem. He’s not acting rationally and not acting sanely. He’s not in a state of mind to make decisions, he needs serious professional help.” Sources close to the star say he will not look to a legal loophole to try and escape any legal consequences from the weekend’s suspected drink-drive crash. The friend added: “It’s a real mess — it’s just a nightmare situation. He needs an extended break from professional work. “But Ant can no longer hide from his problems. “This is a straightforward case of him needing to go away and take as much time as possible. We don’t know what form his treatment will take or how long exactly he will be gone, but it is expected to be for the rest of this year.” In his only solo interview after leaving rehab, Ant also admitted a struggle with alcohol but said he would start drinking again — only once he’d fully recovered. He told The Sun on Sunday: “The great thing is I spoke to a lot of the medical team and I’m not an alcoholic. I was just drinking too much to numb the pain. I’ve taken a little break from booze — I’ve done two months and I’ll do a little bit longer. But I’m looking forward to having a pint. God, yes! “I can’t go to Australia and not have a cold one at the surf club with Dec like we usually do. That’s something to look forward to, but I have to get well first.” Ant returned home at 2.40am yesterday after ten hours in custody at a West London police station. Yesterday afternoon he met with his long-term staff at the £1.6million Chiswick rented home, where he moved following his last stint in rehab after his split from wife Lisa Armstrong. Members of his team were MOMENT HE WAS NICKED Police officer ushers star into patrol car following Sunday afternoon car crash BACK HOME Ant returns from station at 2.40am BELOVED DOG Host’s pet is taken for walk yesterday lTroubled star ‘is not acting sane or rationally’ lAlcohol is big problem ..he’ll be off telly all year OUT OF seen at the property at around 3.40pm, before a statement on his future was issued by his spokesman at 4.15pm. It said: “Ant has decided to go back into treatment and step down from his current TV commitments. “He’s spoken with Dec and ITV and asked for time off for the foreseeable future. As such Saturday Night Takeaway will not be going ahead this Saturday.” ITV’s statement followed minutes later and read: “ITV has taken a joint decision with Ant and Dec’s team not to broadcast Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend. “We will be reviewing options for the last two episodes of the series Christine . . star’s mum which would not feature Ant, who is taking time off to seek treatment. We very much hope he gets the help he needs.” The Sun can reveal Dec, 42, is “gutted” over the decision, torn between worry about his pal’s health and the future of his own career. One pal said: “He’s just really upset about it all just on so many levels — gutted and worried about Ant obviously and devastated he’s going back to rehab. “But he’s also worried about the future of Ant and Dec.” Crisis talks were last night under way over the future of ITV’s three biggest entertainment shows — I’m A Celeb, Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain’s Got Talent. Ant has already filmed the BGT auditions and, even though they could be edited to limit his appear- ances, it is unlikely that he could be removed altogether. He and Dec have presented every series of all three ratings blockbusters. But three options are now on the table: Dec hosting alone, Dec being paired with a temporary co-host like Stephen Mulhern — or Dec standing down until Ant returns. ‘Ant’s mum was there, but he needed more’ A decision will be made in the coming days. ITV was yesterday forced to make changes to its schedule for next Saturday night. The knockout rounds of The Voice have been moved to the Ant and Dec slot at 7pm, with a repeat episode of Through The Keyhole added to the schedule at 9pm. Bosses are waiting to speak to Dec about whether the final two episodes of Takeaway can go ahead — including one in Orlando, Florida, with tens of millions of pounds in sponsorship and deals at stake. The friend said: “This has been a bombshell for Dec. He needs a bit of time to make any decisions.” Ant’s mum Christine Woodhall, 61, has been his rock throughout his time in rehab and marriage break-up and was with him when he was arrested on Sunday. She raised him single-handedly in Fenham, Newcastle, after his dad Ray walked out when Ant was ten. Christine moved into his home last summer when he left rehab. But friends are astonished that she was in the car with Ant while he was allegedly drink-driving. One said: “Ant’s mum was there to keep him on the straight and 1GM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... HOST’S ADDICTION TO BOOZE BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT Geordie pair have hosted all hit series TV golden boys . . . Ant and Dec I’M A CELEBRITY Despair for Dec without his mate Ant is expected to miss jungle this year By SIMON BOYLE SHOCK STATEMENT How news of star’s decision was announced NIGHT BEFORE CRASH CONTROL In audience on Saturday Night Takeaway narrow, but it’s clear he needed much more than that.” After leaving rehab last August, Ant sat down with The Sun on Sunday for his only interview where he admitted he had become addicted to opioid pain medication Tramadol after a botched knee operation. He was then transferred on to OxyContin, which he struggled to come off at the treatment centre. He said at the time: “There’s a drug called OxyContin. I was put on a large dose when I went into rehab. Coming off that was horrendous. They call it Hillbilly Crack in America — I can see why, Jesus. “My heart goes out to anybody who has been on it for a long time unaware that it’s very difficult to come off it. There’s irritation, scratching, sleepless nights, sweating.” email@example.com O Continued from Page One no longer hide from his problems. He will be gone for the rest of this year.” TV partner Declan Donnelly is said to be “gutted” over the arrest and the prospect of presenting without his sidekick. Ant’s decision to step down and return to rehab came as: POLICE released Ant on bail pending blood test results and further inquiries into Sunday’s three-car smash; HE then held talks over his career with advisers Smashed . . . Ant’s black Mini V, IN REHAB at his West London home; FRIENDS said they fear for his state of mind and admitted he had a huge problem with alcohol; THE dad of the family whose car Ant hit said: “He could’ve killed us all”; SATURDAY Night Takeaway’s final two episodes are expected to go ahead without Ant. The Geordie star’s spokesman said: “Ant has decided to go back into treatment and step down from his current TV com- DEC is said to be “absolutely devastated” that he will not be working with Ant for the forseeable future. A friend of the pair said: “This has been a bit of a bombshell for Dec. “He’s very upset and needs time to make any decisions, which is why this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Takeaway was cancelled. “ITV understood that the show couldn’t go ahead without Dec and that he’ll have to make a final decision about what happens.” And and Dec have become TV’s golden pairing — the Morecambe and Wise of their generation. Their success has won them 37 National Television Awards, including 17 continuous Best Entertainment Presenter gongs. The partnership is also incredibly lucrative, with an exclusive “golden handcuffs” deal with ITV worth a reported £30million over three years. They started out three decades ago as teenage stars of the BBC children’s TV show Byker Grove. It sparked a pop career as PJ and Duncan with their breakthrough hit Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble. The lads are so close that they bought homes in the same West London street and Ant was best man at Dec’s 2015 wedding to manager Ali Astall. A source said of Ant’s troubles: “Dec is absolutely devastated of course, but he is also incredibly supportive. “They are much more than co-stars. They’re best friends.” mitments. He has spoken with Dec and ITV today and asked for time off for the foreseeable future. “Saturday Night Takeaway will not be going ahead this Saturday.” Ant checked into rehab in the summer after getting hooked on prescription drugs and alcohol. He revealed he turned to them to combat pain from botched knee surgery. Meetings were taking place last night over the future of BGT, I’m A Celeb and Takeaway. Police were MANIAC ANT COULD HAVE WIPED US OUT — PAGES 4&5 still investigating the crash involving Ant’s Mini and two cars in Richmond, South West London. Restaurant boss Faheem Vanoo, 41, said he was driving to work with wife Shilpa, 36, daughter Amaira, four, and two colleagues when Ant’s car smashed into them. He said: “I don’t care if Ant McPartlin is a millionaire and I don’t care whether he’s famous. “He could have put my daughter in a wheelchair.” The Sun Says — Page Ten 3 4 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1GM NT ANT IN CRISIS SHOCK MOMENT Maniac Ant could have wiped us out DAZED STAR Ant leans against smashed Mini minutes after Sunday’s crash By NICK PARKER, MATT WILKINSON and ROBIN PERRIE A DAD whose car was wrecked in Ant McPartlin’s crash claimed yesterday: “He was driving like a maniac — he could have wiped out my family.” Restaurant boss Faheem Vanoo, had been heading to work with his chef wife Shilpa, four-yearold daughter Amaira and two colleagues. Faheem, 41, said: “His Mini came flying around a sharp corner on the wrong side of the road trying to overtake a blue car. “I hardly had time to react and turned in Arrested . . . Ant HOST’S MOTOR TV star’s Mini after crashing into BMW BLEEDING LIP Shilpa, whose face hit headrest, Amaira and Faheem CRASH FAMILY’S FURY AT HOST towards the kerb to avoid a head-on collision. “I’m convinced that split-second turn of the wheel saved us all from being crippled or killed. I reckon he was doing 50 or 60mph. “An instant before impact, Shilpa shouted, ‘What the hell is this guy doing?’ then there was an enormous bang which jolted us around the car. “Fortunately I was only doing 20mph, we were all wearing seatbelts and my little girl was strapped into a child seat. But it was still a big impact. “I don’t care whether he’s a millionaire and I don’t care whether he’s a famous TV star — he could have put my daughter in a wheelchair.” Shaken Amaira was assessed in an ambulance at the scene but did not require hospital treatment. Saturday Night Takeaway favourite Ant, 42, had been travelling with his mum Christine, 61, after walking their two dogs. His black John Cooper special edition Mini collided with the family’s green Mini Cooper and skidded to a halt into a red BMW X5. The driver’s side front wheel of the telly host’s car was torn off in the smash and jammed into the family’s motor. The Vanoos staggered from the wreckage to find the Geordie star slumped in silence over his steering wheel — surrounded by airbags which had gone off on impact. The two dogs were whimpering and shivering in shock after being flung across his car. Shilpa, 36 — a top chef who has worked with restaurateur Raymond Blanc — tried to confront Ant. The mum, from Brentford, West London, said: “I was so angry with him I lost my cool and tried to run up to him and smash his face — I had to be held back. “I had been sitting in the back seat and didn’t realise it then but my face had hit a headrest and my lip was bleeding. “After I calmed down someone asked him if he was OK but he never said a word to us and never apologised. “His mum just said, ‘We’re OK’ and started getting their dogs out of the car.” Shilpa added: “The horn of his car was blaring and my little girl was crying in shock. It was a terrible, chaotic scene. “It was a little while later before I realised it was Ant.” The family were on their way to an evening shift at Faheem’s restaurant Pure Indian in Fulham, West London. Assistant chef Sufyan Raza, 34, and waitress Melania Valeri, 25, suffered bruising in the crash on Lower Richmond Road, South West 1GM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... STAR SLAMMED INTO CAR SATURDAY 7 TO 8.30pm SUNDAY 2 TO 3.30pm Ant appears with Dec on their prime time ITV show Saturday Night Takeaway Ant and mum Christine, who is staying at his home, take their dogs for a walk SUNDAY 3.50pm Star’s black Mini crashes. Police arrive within ten minutes and he is arrested HOW THE SMASH HAPPENED MONDAY 2.40am He arrives back at London home after being blood tested and quizzed by cops 4 Lowe r Ric hmon ANT AND MUM 5 3 d Roa d 2 1 Ant is thought to have accelerated into the bend as he passed the mini roundabout He and Christine at roadside with dogs 2 The TV star appears to have attempted to overtake an unidentiﬁed blue car close to the bend but lost control VANOO FAMILY Amaira, four, cries after shock of crash 3 Ant's car veered onto the wrong side of the road in the path of the family’s green Mini and a red BMW X5 behind it 1 Ant’s black and red Mini Countryman Picture: © THE SUN 4 Green Mini driver Faheem swerved towards the kerb to prevent a head-on smash but Ant’s car smashed into the driver’s side.Ant’s car then skidded to a halt into the front of the red BMW ANT’S WHEEL It was wrenched off by initial collision London at 3.50pm on Sunday. Witnesses said Ant — who was arrested on suspicion of drinkdriving — appeared unsteady on his feet and became argumentative as police handcuffed him and tried to usher him into a patrol car. Sufyan alleged: “It took quite a few of them to get him into their police car and he was swearing at them and shouting, ‘Don’t you know who I am?’ “His hands were cuffed in front of him and I saw him banging his fists on the windows. “He was shouting at them and they were telling him to shut up.” Melania said: “I didn’t recognise the friendly face we see on TV when I saw him after the crash. “He was just this scruffy little guy with a beard who looked the worse for wear.” A relative yesterday revealed Ant was “devastated” that a child was involved in the smash. They said of Ant and Christine: “They've got bruises, they are sore and in shock.” The dogs — including Ant’s beloved chocolate labrador Hurley — were taken to a vet for a check-up and given the all-clear. Ant, who booked himself into rehab in the summer for drink and prescription drug addictions, was allowed to return to his home in nearby Chiswick after being quizzed by police. Following his rehab stint, Ant announced he was divorcing wife Lisa, 41, after 11 years of marriage — which legal experts say could cost him £30million. Christine has been staying at Ant’s home since the couple split. Another relative said yesterday: “We are going through a lot at the minute.” firstname.lastname@example.org lGOT a story? Ring The Sun Mini’s driver’s side on 0207 782 4104 or email is a mangled mess email@example.com or WhatsApp 07423 720250. MISSING WHEEL SUZUKI STAY IN £20m DEAL SATURDAY Night Takeaway sponsors Suzuki are standing by Ant McPartlin — pending talks with the star and ITV. The Japanese firm have a £20million deal with the programme — one of the biggest in UK television. Its lucrative contract appeared in jeopardy after Ant failed a breathalyser test after ploughing into two vehicles on Sunday. The arrangement also sees Ant and co-star Declan Donnelly front adverts where they give cars to the public. Last night the company was By JOE KASPER sticking with the partnership after ITV said this Saturday’s show will not be aired. A spokesman said: “Suzuki will remain in dialogue with ITV and advise media when appropriate regarding the last two episodes.” ITV have not yet made a decision over those programmes which are scheduled for March 31 and April 7. Ant will not appear in either show but Dec may still front them — either alone or with a stand-in host. 1GM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... EXCLUSIVE Stock it to him, Olivia 7 Sorry Ed but it’s bad newts Picture: JAMES RUDLAND Single minded . . . Olivia loves her lingerie Hitch . . . Ed, Cherry and great crested newt CHAPEL BID THREAT ED Sheeran’s dream of building a chapel in his garden could be halted — by newts. By BONNIE McLAREN CHEEKY Olivia Attwood puts her love split behind her as she poses in stockings and suspenders. The 26-year-old broke up with fellow Love Island star Chris Hughes, 25, last month. The moment will be screened tomorrow on ITVBe series Crackin’ On. Judging by these 2018 calendar shots, fellas will be desperate for dates. Objectors say the superstar singer’s plan would destroy a collection of great crested newts. They claim the pond at engaged Ed’s mansion has one of the largest populations of the rare species in the area. Critics want a “full ecological survey” before the application goes any further. One claimed Ed had shown “total disregard to the Opposed . . By ROB PATTINSON and ANDY HALLS local ecology” and the need to preserve the newts’ habitat. Three weeks ago, The Sun revealed Ed, 27, had lodged plans for the 24-capacity Saxon-style flint church near Framlingham, Suffolk. It would have a 48ft round tower — which objectors claim would “blight the landscape”. Ed lodged plans for the chapel after announcing his engagement to Cherry Seaborn, 25. It sparked speculation they will marry there. rob.pattinson @the-sun.co.uk . Ed’s chapel PHIL’S TIGHT SPOT Break-up . . . with Chris on TV show FOOTBALL manager Phil Brown confessed he was wearing his girlfriend’s tights during a live radio commentary. The Swindon Town boss, right, explained how he was keeping warm in a freezing commentary box during an FA Cup tie. He added: “I needed an extra layer so I borrowed her tights.” TAKE THAT SET TO REEL THE WORLD WITH NEW MOVIE: bi arre Pages 22&23 8 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1GM UK WINS TRANSITION DEAL CITIZENS RIGHTS EU citizens arriving in Britain during the transition period will have the same rights as EU nationals now. And British citizens will be given the same rights when moving to member states. Britain has its wish to force new arrivals from March 2019 who want to stay long term to register within three months. This will extend to three months after the transition which ends in December 2020. VERDICT: COMPROMISE TRADE DEAL BRITAIN will be able to negotiate and sign freetrade deals during the transition, in a major win. But these deals will only come into effect when the transition period ends. The International Trade Secretary has already laid the foundations for bumper trade deals. Working groups are active with more than 20 countries, including the United States, South Korea and Australia. VERDICT: WON Green light for Brexit l75% TERMS NOW AGREED lFISHING ‘SURRENDER’ FURY FISHING RIGHTS BRITAIN failed in its demand to take back control of fishing rights during the transition period. Instead the 27 EU member states will continue to set quotas in UK waters – and Britain will only be “consulted”, with no voting rights. But in a minor win for the Prime Minister, Brussels will not be able to reduce the UK’s quota during the transition period. VERDICT: LOST BRITAIN has secured a Brexit transition deal vital to business that also allows fresh trade talks around the globe. Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier yesterday unveiled terms for the 21-month interim period after crunch Brussels talks. Business bosses told of their relief over the deal that ends fears of a cliff-edge for firms — as Sterling surged on the news. Mr Davis and Mr Barnier stood in front of a giant version of the proposed 53,000word deal document. Three-quarters of it was shown in green, meaning those areas have been agreed upon. But a series of concessions by Theresa May on immigration and fishing rights sparked a furious Tory revolt. Scots Tory MPs attacked the status quo agreement that leaves UK fishermen still having their quotas set by the EU until the transition ends, on December 31, 2020. Moray’s Douglas Ross said: “It would be easier to get someone to drink a pint of cold sick than to sell this as a success”. The PM also came under fire for allowing all newly-arriving EU citizens full residency rights in the UK for almost two more years after Brexit. But a UK official said they received assurances from the EU over British expats’ rights. Mr Davis said: “Businesses now have certainty about the terms that will apply immediately after our withdrawal, meaning they can operate and invest with confidence.” CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn dubbed the deal “a critical milestone”. The UK will also be free to sign new trade deals anywhere in the world — to be implemented in 2021. But we have not agreed to Brussels’ proposal that would keep Northern Ireland within the Customs Union if a new trading relationship does not avoid a hard border. firstname.lastname@example.org The Sun Says — Page Ten Remoaners at EU base EUROCRATS have opened up their London embassy to pro-EU activists, it emerged last night. The European Commission’s £25million headquarters in Westminster has hosted secret meetings to aid anti-Brexit campaigns, it was claimed. And the Politico website revealed a secret anti-Brexit email chain of pro-EU figures like Alastair Campbell, Gina Miller, Peter Mandelson and Andrew Adonis. The European Commission and Parliament both have London offices based at 32 Smith Square — just yards from Parliament. A source insisted Members of the European Parliament are able to invite whoever they wish to the building. NORTHERN IRELAND THE Irish border remains the biggest sticking point. The EU supports a “backstop” option, effectively keeping Northern Ireland in the customs union if no other solution is found. This would see Ulster still aligned on EU regulations such as agriculture and energy. But Theresa May has insisted that she will not sign up to anything that jeopardises the union. VERDICT: KICKED INTO LONG GRASS From NICK GUTTERIDGE, in Brussels, and TOM NEWTON DUNN LET’S SHAKE ON IT Mr Davis and Mr Barnier, and right, in front of ‘green’ deal document AMBULANCE TAXIS TAXI drivers are being sent on lifesaving first-aid courses so they can better help patients let down by a failing ambulance service. Up to 17,500 cabbies in London will get St John Ambulance training to treat acid attack victims, help women give birth and deliver CPR. Some 71 per cent of taxi drivers have taken a passenger to hospital in an emergency. A spokesman for London Ambulance Service, which has admitted sending 240 patients to hospital in minicabs every week as it struggles to cope with demand, said of the Knowledge+ course: “This is a great idea.” Sun BIG business needs to help invest in flood prevention schemes, which save £10 for every £1 spent, Environment Agency chief Sir James Bevan will tell a summit today. SPOT ANTIBIOTICS HOPE DOCTORS with training in alternative medicines are less likely to over-prescribe antibiotics, a study suggests. Researchers say it could hold the key to reducing abuse of the drugs which reduces their effectiveness. Experts have warned that resistance to antibiotics could cause a bigger threat to mankind than cancer. University of Bristol boffins found GPs with alternative training held off on antibiotics for respiratory tract infections. The authors said: “For the majority of respiratory tract infections, it is recommended that antibiotics should be avoided or delayed.” 1GM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... NANNY MURDER TRIAL £1m salary . . Jon Snow Channel 4 pays its women a third less By BENJY POTTER MALE staff at Channel 4 are paid almost a third more than their female peers, a report finds. Figures revealed yesterday show women at the broadcaster were paid 28.6 per cent less than men. This compares with the BBC’s 10.7 per cent pay gap and a national average of 9.1 per cent. The poll found six in ten members of Channel 4 staff were female. But half of the top earners were men, while low earners were 70 per cent women. Channel 4 News host Jon Snow, 70, is paid £1million a year by ITN. Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon said: “We have a goal of 50:50 gender balance in the top 100 earners by 2023.” ITV and Channel 5 have yet to reveal details of their gender pay gap. Walkout for Acas STAFF at conciliation service Acas have voted to strike in a row over working conditions. Members of the PCS union, including those whose job is to mediate between workers and bosses in disputes, backed strikes by 83 per cent. The PCS’s Mark Serwotka said: “This is a remarkable ballot result. “Acas members are by their nature conciliators but they have been pushed to vote for strike action by the failure of management to deal with their genuine concerns.” Acas said: “We are disappointed some staff voted for strike action.” PC date rape rap A POLICE officer raped a woman he met on dating website Plenty of Fish, a court heard. The alleged victim saw the profile of PC Ryan Canning and “felt he was someone worth meeting”. They enjoyed two dates before kissing during a third date at his home in Saltash, Cornwall. Stephen Mooney, prosecuting, said the woman said “no, no, no” as Canning tried to “go further”. He told Truro crown court: “He carried on regardless.” Canning, 44, who is suspended from duty by Devon and Cornwall Police, denies rape. The trial continues. CLASS WAR Kids who fight tend to grow up into Left-wingers, suggest studies of 16,000 people at Royal Holloway University. ‘BEATEN, KILLED & THEN BURNED IN BACK GARDEN’ Boyzone star ex in dock THE former girlfriend of a Boyzone founder member killed her French nanny in a twisted plot to “reap revenge”, a court heard yesterday. Sabrina Kouider allegedly murdered “naive and vulnerable” Sophie Lionnet and then burnt her body in her garden. She harboured “outlandish” delusions about ex Mark Walton and 21-yearold Sophie, the jury heard. Kouider, 35, is said to have claimed Mr Walton had drugged and sexually abused her “entire family” and claimed Sophie had colluded with him — even though they had never met. Kouider and “beguiled” partner Ouissen Medouni, 40, subjected Sophie to beatings and cruelty before murdering her and burning her body, it was alleged. Prosecutor Richard Horwell QC told the Old Bailey By KATIE HODGE that in 2012 Kouider began a relationship with Mr Walton, in the original Boyzone line-up before carving out a music business career. Mr Horwell said they moved in to a ground floor flat in Southfields, South West London, in 2013. Mr Walton, who now lives in Los Angeles, paid for the first five or six months’ rent and a deposit of over £4,000. But the court heard “the VICTIM French nanny Sophie Lionnet, 21 ACCUSED Ouissen Medouni, 40, and his girlfriend Sabrina Kouider, 35 love ended” around five years ago and Kouider fell into “significant arrears” after the payments stopped. Mr Horwell added: “On Kouider’s part, that love turned to anger and bitterness. You may conclude that it turned into a form of obsession.” In January 2016 mum-oftwo Kouider, of FrenchAlgerian decent, hired Sophie, and forced her to work long hours for hardly any pay, it was claimed. She was given so little food she appeared emaciated, In dock . . accused. Mr Walton, right while Kouider is thought to have confiscated Sophie’s passport to prevent her from returning home, jurors heard. Mr Horwell said Sophie was “trapped in a nightmare — and tragically there was much worse to come”. Sophie’s parents Catherine Devallonne and Patrick Lionnetas listened as he added: “The pressure increased and so did the violence. The last days and hours of Sophie's life must have been truly wretched. “She was subjected at Court . . Sophie’s parents yesterday times to a brutal and oppressive inquisition and to significant violence. There were fractures to her sternum, to four of her ribs, and to her jaw bone.” Kouider, who at one stage accused Mr Walton of stalking her and controlling her with “black magic”, repeatedly accused Sophie of visiting him. Sophie was said to have been threatened with prison, rape and violence if she failed to confess during interrogations the defendants recorded on mobile phones. Mr Horwell said of Kouider’s allegations: “It is possible that, from the beginning to the end, they were no more than elaborate inventions designed to embarrass Mark Walton and reap revenge upon him.” It is unclear how Sophie died. But it was said Kouider and Medouni burned her body in the tiny garden of their £650,000 home “in the hope that no one would ever discover her remains”. Kouider and Medouni deny murder. Trial continues. email@example.com 9 10 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Sun THE SAYS 2GM HISTORIAN DEFENDS PM CHURCHILL IN THE CLEAR . . . wartime leader Winston Churchill Sum you win THE Sun will not be among those calling Britain’s Brexit transition deal with the EU a betrayal. No one gets everything they want from a negotiation. We entirely sympathise with Scottish fishermen, and their MPs, furious that we will not take back control of our waters immediately. But the agreement could not be struck without giving way on that. And it will, and MUST, happen in 2021. We doubt the Government will survive bartering away our fishing rights for a trade deal. It was disappointing, too, to see Theresa May U-turn on granting permanent residency to EU migrants arriving during the transition. But again, we WILL control our borders from January 1, 2021. The big wins are more certainty for business and the ability to sign independent trade deals, to start the moment transition ends. That’s a major concession from the EU, and the green light for the global trading nation we want to be. We are worried by the Government’s pledge to remain aligned to EU rules until an answer is found to the tricky Northern Ireland border problem. But Brussels must know that without jointly finding a solution which does not cross the PM’s red lines there can be no deal . . . which means no £37billion payment from Britain. Every focus must now be on that issue. The entire Brexit negotiation hinges on it. Fit of peak IT is staggering that some, including Jeremy Corbyn and his extremist aides and supporters, still make excuses for Russia. Responsible, blameless countries do not let their embassies tweet mocking pictures as two victims of their assassination attempt fight for their lives. Responsible leaders do not issue a video of their “invincible” nukes with a graphic of them obliterating Florida. Labour is led by a man not only unable to condemn this gangster state and its growing nuclear arsenal, but committed to scrapping ours. It is not his party’s policy . . . yet. But since Corbyn could never press the button it amounts to the same thing. Corbyn’s fans know he is wounded by this crisis. But Momentum’s keyboard warriors and their pint-sized figurehead — the whiny Guardian manchild Owen Jones — can find no better defence than to wibble on about the BBC misrepresenting his hat. Maybe Corbyn’s peaked. Get well, Ant ANT McPartlin is a good guy and a brilliant entertainer. While drink-driving is a serious offence which endangers other road users, the man has a problem. But he has done the right thing and cancelled every TV commitment to return to rehab and sort out his long-term health. The Sun wishes him the best of luck. ANOTHER day, another icy blast from the Left at the memory of one of our greatest ever Englishmen. David Olusoga, the distinguished historian who presents the Civilisations series on the BBC, has become the latest high-profile figure to take aim at Winston Churchill. In a speech at the Oxford Literary Festival he declared to an audience — some of whom were no doubt still high on the fumes of the last Churchill row at the Blighty Café in North London — that our wartime leader was involved in war crimes. As he put it, the ex-PM was “responsible, or largely responsible, for the Bengal famine” of 1943 to ’44, adding that he “took part in things we would consider war crimes in Africa”. We must all understand this, he went on, and anyone who wanted to highlight it should not be criticised. He added: “Their voices are legitimate and their feelings mean something and they aren’t snowflakes and they aren’t trying to end history. They have a real case.” Tough decisions Oh really? The problem in both the cases Dr Olusoga cites — the Bengal famine and so-called “war crimes in Africa” — is that Churchill is in fact innocent of all charges against him. The facts simply do not stack up. There are several things Churchill did get wrong in his 65 years in politics, as anyone would — great leadership inevitably involves many highs and lows. It is part of running a country that occasionally you will be called upon to make very tough decisions indeed. Churchill’s mistakes are plenty and well documented, including supporting the Dardanelles campaign in World War One and rejoining the gold standard in 1925. But what he did in Africa and India were things that all Britons of all backgrounds should be PROUD of today, not ashamed. When a cyclone hit Bengal in October 1942 it wiped out the rice crop. In the past — and for decades into the future — the shortfall was made up from imports from Burma and the rest of the world. Tragically in 1942 to ’44, the Japanese empire controlled Burma and would not allow rice exports to British-controlled India. In April 1942 Japanese Shame, shame, shame to call Winston a war criminal By ANDREW ROBERTS submarines in the Bay of Bengal were ready to sink any Allied vessel attempting to approach Bengal. Help from other parts of India was ineffective. The British Viceroys, Lord Linlithgow and then Lord Wavell, similarly failed to step in effectively, and the situation worsened. Yet this was an internal affair. None of it was Churchill’s fault. He was in London concen- trating on trying to win World War Two — October 1942 was the month of the key, decisive battle of El Alamein. He refused to allow grain ships from Canada and Australia to be sent to almost certain destruction in the Bay of Bengal until the Japanese submarine problem was dealt with. As soon as it was, in mid-1944, he arranged for more than 150,000 tons of Australian grain to be sent, and begged President Roosevelt of the USA to send more, which he did not do (though no one accuses Roosevelt of being a war criminal). Respected historians have argued convincingly that the Bengal famine would have been worse if it hadn’t been for Churchill’s actions in procuring grain as soon as it was safe to ship. But let’s not let these facts get in the way of this fashionable position of taking down Churchill. Dr Olusoga did not specify which “war crimes” Churchill was supposed to be responsible for in Africa. But in Churchill’s charge with the 21st Lancers at the battle of Omdurman in the Sudan, escape from an Afrikaans prisoner of war camp in Pretoria, and helping with the relief of Ladysmith in the Boer War, all he did was show great courage, and indeed heroism. And that might be where the problem lies. Dr Olusoga criticises what he calls “this idea of heroes”. Human nature Yet in history there are such things as heroes — people who act above the common herd, achieve great things for their countries, do truly outstanding things, and who deserve to be admired as a result. To deny that, as Dr Olusoga seems to be doing, is to deny the existence of the most noble part of human nature. Yet one sees again and again nowadays, especially on the political Left, a desire to drag down genuine heroes, such as Sir Winston Churchill. Where does this insane drive for historical revisionism end? Tear down the statues — Cecil Rhodes’s in Oxford, Edward Colston’s in Bristol — because the bad must always outweigh the good? It seems these people will not stop until the next generation of impressionable minds has an altogether different view of people who shaped our world for the better. The negatives must be hauled out, jammed in the spotlight, marched down the street to a chorus of “shame, shame, shame”. No more heroes any more. lAndrew Roberts’s biography, Churchill: Walking With Destiny, will be published in ATTACK . . . October by David Olusoga Penguin. 2GM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... OVER THE RENEE-BOW By RICHARD MORIARTY RENEE Zellweger is unrecognisable after transforming herself into Judy Garland for a biopic on the late star. The Bridget Jones star’s usual blonde locks, below, are replaced by a cropped brunette style favoured by the Wizard of Oz legend, left. Zellweger, 48, plays Garland during her romance with fifth husband Mickey Deans. She died in London in 1969 from a barbiturates overdose aged 47. Grooming . . . Scott Sex with boy of 15 exposed by flood By GUY PATRICK A WOMAN who enjoyed a sex-fuelled camping trip with an under-age boy was caught when a river burst its banks and they had to be rescued. Rhiannon Scott, 24, pitched up too close to the water and was trapped for hours with the lad, 15, after the levels suddenly rose. A farmer heard their cries and emergency services raced out to save them. Yesterday Scott, of Wrexham, was jailed for two years. She admitted two charges of meeting a boy aged 14 and 15 and intending a sexual offence following grooming over the web. She also admitted four charges of sexual activity with a child, which included intercourse, to Mold crown court. Wind rise by Beast A SECOND Beast from the East on Saturday meant electricity generated by wind power in Britain reached record highs, experts confirmed. The “green” boost on St Patrick’s Day saw wind turbines generate more than a third of British electricity, according to the National Grid. It delivered 14.2 gigawatts of power at 2.30pm in the stormy conditions — the previous record was 13.9 gigawatts. At that time wind power was supplying 34.2 per cent of British electricity, by the end of the day it was 35.7 per cent. Weather’s Daffy — Page 27 Schools’ knife alert THE number of pupils carrying knives in school has risen 42 per cent, an MP warned yesterday. Labour’s Sarah Jones blamed a lack of cash for staff, special needs provision and mentoring — all of which she said reduced crime. And she asked Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi: “Now that this epidemic has infiltrated our schools, will he admit that school cuts are threatening our children’s safety?” Mr Zahawi insisted his department “is committed to making schools as safe as we possibly can”. School bombs hoax — Page 17 BIG STEAK GAMBLE Any four people who finish a 12lb steak get the £179 meal for free at Cattlemans Steakhouse in Paignton, Devon. JUDY GARLAND RENEE ZELLWEGER LAMPARD COURT ORD ORDEAL TV CHRISTINE TO FACE HER ‘STALKER’ CHRISTINE Lampard will tackle her alleged stalker in court. The TV presenter is to give evidence behind a protective screen. Christine, 39, wife of exEngland footballer Frank, Trial . . King and TV star EXCLUSIVE by ANDY HALLS 39, will speak against Christof King at his trial in June. King, 39, is facing claims that he had hounded Loose Women presenter Christine for three years. A source said yesterday: “It’s common in stalking cases to use screens and now Christine will have to give evidence in court.” King, of Kilburn, North West London, is accused of causing “serious alarm or distress” to Christine by allegedly bombarding her with tweets. He is also alleged to have sent her a letter and repeatedly turned up at the couple’s £10million mansion in Chelsea, South West London. King first appeared in court in November. He pleaded not guilty and elected for a jury trial at crown court. It is alleged that he stalked Christine between January 2015 and October last year. The Northern Irish star — known as Christine Bleakley before marrying Frank in 2015 — has also hosted The One Show and Daybreak. firstname.lastname@example.org 11 12 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 A REPORT on the Met’s initial response to the four murders of serial killer Stephen Port will be “damning”, the families’ solicitors have said. He got a life sentence in 2016 after drugging and raping men in Barking, East London. Lawyers said findings include multiple failures and missed opportunities, after a meeting with the Independent Office for Police Conduct. It will be sent to the Met in May. SCAN GIVES PROSTATE TEST THE BUM’S RUSH THOUSANDS of men could avoid painful invasive cancer tests thanks to a new prostate scan. A study found the MRI technique was able to identify danger areas without the need for removing random tissue samples. ABUSE CLERIC DIES Disgraced Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who quit in 2013 over sexual misconduct against other priests, has died aged 80. Faster diagnosis . . . MRI scan It was 12 per cent better at picking up deadly tumours — By NICK McDERMOTT and 13 per cent less likely to flag up a harmless cancer as needing treatment. The study found it led to a 28 per cent fall in the number of patients having to undergo tissue biopsies. Experts say adopting the approach across the NHS would save cash — a biopsy costs the NHS around £370 — and lives via earlier diagnosis. Patients will be scanned first to highlight danger areas. If nothing is spotted they will continued to be monitored but not have an immediate biopsy. If a tumour is found, a biopsy will still need to be carried out to confirm the diagnosis, but the MRI scan will help medics target the right tissue for tests. University College London’s Dr Veeru Kasivisvanathan, lead researcher of the trial involving 500 men, said: “This is potentially a game-changer. In the long-term we expect to see better survival.” In the UK there are 47,000 new cases of prostate cancer a year, with 11,000 men dying. Karen Stalbow, of Prostate Cancer UK, said: “For too long men have had to endure a stab-in-the-dark biopsy technique, which can miss one in four harmful prostate cancers.” email@example.com AN HEIR’S BREADTH ‘Black hole’ . . . Lisa Mum leg rots after bite from a spider By THEA JACOBS A MUM was rushed into surgery with a rotting black hole in her leg after a bite from a false widow spider. It nipped Lisa Shepherd, 45, as she put on her pyjama bottoms. She said: “The morning after, I felt something moving inside. It must have been the infection spreading quickly.” Novelist Lisa, of March, Cambs, went to hospital and was treated with strong antibiotics — but the next day pus and blood seeped through the dressing. She said: “There was green fluid, the flesh had started to turn black and the bite had swollen to 2½ inches wide.” A two-hour op at Hinchingbrooke Hospital was needed to remove infected tissue. Four months later it has fully healed, leaving a six-inch scar. Lisa said: “I’m so grateful for what the doctors did.” Picture: ARTHUR EDWARDS Gay slay case rap 1GM 5-babies killer trial A NURSERY assistant wept in court yesterday as she was accused of murdering five of her own babies. Ramon Canete, 38, allegedly hid four corpses in a freezer and one in a portable drinks cooler. Her husband alerted cops after a teen daughter found a body. Canete, of Louchats, France, denies murder but told the court in Bordeaux: “I’m the first to condemn what I did.” KID THUG JAILED Mugger Patrik Gunar, 22, was jailed for three years for attacking a 12-year-old girl for her phone in a Derby street. By EMILY ANDREWS, Royal Correspondent LAUGHING Prince Charles finds himself in a tight spot as he squeezes through a cattle market’s iron gates. The 69-year-old heir to the throne was visiting a livestock auction yesterday when he decided he wanted a closer look at the cows, in Louth, Lincolnshire. Charles also gave a speech to launch his Farm Resilience Programme. 2GM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... Tragic . . . SUV fatality Killed by driverless Uber cab By JAMES BEAL UBER has halted its selfdriving vehicle trial in America after a pedestrian was run over and killed — the first fatality of its kind. Elaine Herzberg, 49, died in hospital after an SUV collided with her while she was crossing a street in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday night. A police spokesman said: “The vehicle involved is one of Uber’s self-driving vehicles. “It was in autonomous mode with a vehicle operator behind the wheel.” The company said it had suspended testing of its self-driving cars in Arizona, as well as in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto in Canada. A statement from Uber said: “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family.” The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a probe. Beeb tax anguish BBC presenters claim its tax dealings have made them mentally ill. A parliamentary committee heard of attempted suicide, homeless fears and “life-altering” stress. The Beeb is said to have forced pay through personal companies and now many face huge tax bills. It is to set up a “dispute resolution” process. ‘Sell-out’ slots fury THE Gambling Commission was last night accused of betraying vulnerable addicts. The watchdog agreed the limit for slot stakes should be £2, replacing the current £100. But it recommended a cap of £30 for non-slot games, including roulette. Rt Rev Alan Smith said: “This does not protect the most vulnerable.” Tip-offs to foil terror POLICE want the public to be “counter-terrorism citizens” to help them stop deadly attacks. Security chiefs say information from the community is crucial — with more than 6,000 tip-offs yielding useful intelligence last year. Met Police assistant chief Neil Basu said: “It’s about instincts and knowing your community.” ALLY ROSS IS ON HOLIDAY Delay . . . Ross’s 4x4 is taken away by military lorry A CAR central to the attempted spy assassination case is removed — sparking fury that it has taken 15 days. The silver Isuzu D-Max pick-up belongs to Sergei Skripal’s pal Ross Cassidy, 61. He used it to collect By ALEX WEST 66-year-old Sergei’s daughter Yulia from Heathrow the day before they were poisoned by Novichok in Salisbury, Wilts. Detectives are now focusing on whether the nerve agent was brought into the country by Yulia, 33, in her suitcase. Ross’s stepson Russell Loveridge, 37, said: “It’s a farce. “It was the first car they were in in this country. If the nerve agent was in the luggage then it wasn’t in the car with them. Ross has been driving it for 15 days, he would’ve been hurt by it by now.” The 4x4 was seized from Ross’ workplace in nearby Durrington. It will join other motors being tested for Novichok, including Sergei’s BMW. Link . . . Sergei’s pal Ross NERVE AGENT ATTACK RIFT GERMANY NOT HERR FOR UK ON SANCTIONS Russia just too ‘important’ By TOM NEWTON DUNN, Political Editor GERMANY yesterday ended hopes of EU sanctions on Russia over its nerve agent attack — by calling it “a bilateral issue” between London and Moscow. Berlin’s Socialist foreign minister Heiko Maas instead called Russia “an important partner”. But it came after a joint statement by all EU members condemning the Kremlin for the poisoning of a former Russian spy on UK soil. They also demanded Russia come clean on its secret chemical weapons production after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson revealed intelligence about a secret nerve agent assassination programme stretching back a decade. Appearing to contradict German leader Angela Merkel, who backed Theresa May’s expulsion of 23 Russian spies last week, Mr Maas said: “Russia will remain a difficult partner. “But Russia will also be Proof demand . . Putin needed for solutions to the big international con- agent attack on Sergei flicts and so we want to Skripal, 66, and his remain in dialogue.” daughter Yulia, 33, in PM Mrs May will attend Salisbury, Wilts, earlier another meeting of the this month or apologise. National Security Council Meanwhile, experts from today to consider her next the Organisation for the steps in the stand-off. Prohibition of Chemical She has also refused to Weapons arrived in Britcongratulate Vladimir ain yesterday. Putin on winning a They were due to historic fourth sixvisit the Governyear term as Presment’s top-secret re– ident amid claims search lab at nearby of vote rigging. Porton Down to Russia is test the nerve demanding Britain agent used in the provide proof it assassination bid. mounted the nerve t.newtondunn @the-sun.co.uk ‘Partner’ . . . Maas SUIT SHORTAGE KILLER ‘LET IN’ COPS investigating the Salisbury nerve gas attack are running out of chemical protection suits. Met Police counter-terror officers have been given 1,200 outfits. But because of the risk from nerve agent Novi- chok, they are changed every three hours. And sources told The Sun that particles have now been found at “dozens of sites” in the city. A Met said: “Teams will have an additional layer of protective equipment.” Lack . . . “Noddy” gear MURDERED Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov is thought to have let his killer into his home, it emerged yesterday. No evidence of forced entry was found at the property in New Malden, Surrey, where he was strangled and strung up to make it look like he hanged himself. The body of Mr Glushkov, 68, right, who was a critic of Vladimir Putin, was found last Monday. Counter-terror officers carried out door-todoor inquiries yesterday. Met Police Commander Clarke Jarrett said: “We have found no evidence of forced entry.” 13 14 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 CORBYN’S HAT IN FAKE NEWS ROW A GUARDIAN journalist is embroiled in a fake news row — after accusing the BBC of doctoring a picture of Jeremy Corbyn. By ANDY HALLS, TV Editor denials were retweeted just over 4,000 times in total. Jones’s accusation that Columnist Owen Jones said the the BBC was trying to make Corbyn BBC’s Newsnight programme had look like “a Soviet stooge” came after photoshopped a picture of the Labour the Labour leader was criticised for leader, altering the shape of his hat to his refusal to blame Russia over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei make him “look more Russian.” Skripal and his daughter in The BBC said the photo was Salisbury. not photoshopped but was a Labour MP Laura Pidcock, genuine picture of Corbyn widely tipped as Corbyn’s heir, wearing a Lenin-style hat. was among the most enthusiasBut Jones’s claim was rapidly tic boosters of Jones’s claim. retweeted by Corbyn supporters including hard-left political She tweeted it to her 40,000 folorganisation Momentum — and lowers and was retweeted 2,300 reached more than two million times. Other accounts had hunpeople. In contrast, two BBC Hat . . . Corbyn dreds of thousands of shares. 1GM RM Robot for deaf sign A ROBOTIC hand to translate text and speech into sign language for the deaf has been developed. Named ASLAN, it can be built from 25 3D-printed plastic parts for £400. It receives text or speech through a digital network and converts it into finger spelling. Mastermind Erwin Smet, 57, of Belgium’s University of Antwerp, said: “This will change life for the deaf community.” PET-ERNITY LEAVE White Cross Vets is giving staff two days paid leave to bond with new pets in Widnes, Cheshire. TRAGEDY USED By MIKE RIDLEY THE death of a student after an attack by an inner-city girl gang was a tragic case of violence that shamed Britain. Mariam Moustafa, 18, was ambushed at a bus stop by a group of teens who wrongly accused her of taunting them on social media, then kicked and punched her until she fled. She went on to lose consciousness and died three weeks later. But now, because Mariam had dual citizenship, the investigation into what happened is swiftly becoming a diplomatic incident, drawing in officials from Egypt and Italy, and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Ministers from Cairo are this week expected to arrive in Nottingham — where Egyptian-raised Mariam lived and studied — to investigate claims the attack was racially motivated. The country’s embassy called on those responsible to be “brought to justice swiftly”. The hashtag “Mariam’s rights will not be lost” has also been trending in the country, amid suspicion that authorities there feel stung by British criticism over the treatment of jailed Tramadol “smuggler” Laura Plummer, see below right. Margaret Azer, the deputy chair of the Egyptian government’s human rights committee, called the death a “complete and flagrant violation of human rights in Britain”. She added: “If a British national was killed in Egypt, we would see an army of organisations issuing reports on human rights conditions in Egypt.” Prosecutors in Rome, where Mariam was born, have started their own investigation. They want Notts Police to share what they know of the attack by the girls, aged 15 to 17, whom her family say were mainly black. ‘Find the truth as quickly as possible’ A spokesman for the Italian Embassy said yesterday that it would “support any action that the Egyptian Embassy might want to take to find the truth as quickly as possible”. He added: “This dramatic event has caused a strong emotional response in Italy.” Mr Johnson later tweeted that he was “deeply saddened” by Mariam’s death and had “assured” Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry that police were “investigating the case”. Amid claims that doctors and police failed Mariam before and after the attack on February 20, her distraught family said they believed she was the victim of mistaken identity. Sister Mallak, 15, recalled how she and Mariam were confronted in a separate attack by teenage girls in a park near their home in the tough St Ann’s district of the city last August. Mallak told The Sun: “I don’t know who those girls were. They weren’t from our school but they set on us because they said we were staring at them. They hit us both.” Dad Mohammed, a chef, told how that night he visited a police station to report the attack. He said: “They did nothing. If the police had done something at the time she would be alive today.” This was yesterday denied by Notts Police, who said they properly investigated last summer’s attack. Mohammed, 50, and wife Nessrin, 47, grew up in Egypt and moved to Rome in the Eighties for a better life. Mariam, Mallak and their brother, Adam, now 12, were all born there. The couple moved to Britain four years ago to get a better education for their children and to ensure they were raised speaking English. Mariam, who was at college in Nottingham, would have started an engineering course at the University of East London in September. But all that changed on February 20. Mariam was rushing to meet Mallak and her mum. Just before 8pm she was walking along Parliament Street towards the Victoria Centre shops when, her sister believes, two of the girls from the summer attack spotted CLOSE . . Mariam with mum l Girl gang attack Egyptian Mariam in Instagram identity mix-up l Cops and doctors accused of failing victim l Cairo ministers claim her human rights were violated by racists her. Mallak said: “There were ten of them at first. She recognised them from the first attack. She tried to walk away but they started shouting and followed her. “Mariam told me they came up to her and asked her if she was a girl with the Instagram profile name of ‘Black Rose’.” Black Rose is thought to be a girl who looks like Mariam and had been taunting the gang on social media. Mariam told the girls they had the wrong person. Mallak added: “They called her a liar and started hitting her — each one kept giving her a punch then stepping back, giving her a kick then stepping back.” CCTV shows the gang following Mariam and “several punches” were thrown in a melee at a bus stop. As Mariam struggled free, the No27 bus pulled up. Desperate to escape her attackers, Mariam leapt on board, paid the driver and fled upstairs. 1GM RM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... IN ‘TIT-FOR-TAT’ OVER TRAMADOL GIRL FIGHTING FOR LIFE . . . clockwise from right, Mariam in induced coma, footage of bus attack, and bus stop Social media spat that left student dead ... and caused diplomatic row Mallak said: “My sister couldn’t see properly as she’d been hit in the head. But as soon as she saw the bus coming, she ran to it, trying to get on it.” But the gang followed, paying £2 each to the driver before storming upstairs. One of the girls then said, according to Mallak: “I’m not done with you yet.” Security footage from the bus, which shows what happened in the moments after, has been handed to police. Nottingham City Transport confirmed no punches were thrown on the bus. But one of the gang posted a haunting 11-second video on social media, which is available to view on The Sun’s website. It shows Mariam cowering as a girl in a white top screams: “Don’t you mention any of my friends ever again!” The girl then tells someone: “You move out of my way!” Mallak said a man who knew Mariam from college came to her sister’s rescue and stood between the teenager and the gang. She explained: “The bus driver came up and Mariam asked him to take them off, and told him they were hitting her, but he said he couldn’t because they had paid. Only one guy tried to defend her. ‘England was our future’ “Mariam got downstairs and hid. The girls got off and when the bus pulled away, she fainted.” Mariam was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre, where her mum and sister met her. At around 2am she was discharged with a prescription, understood to be for painkillers, despite her family’s pleas that she be allowed to stay in hospital. The next morning Mallak found Mariam unconscious in bed at the family’s three-bed terraced home. Mariam’s family said doctors failed to detect she was bleeding from the brain. Last night they added that Mariam had a stroke. The Sun has since uncovered a video which Mariam made four months before her death. Struggling for breath, Mariam says in the five-minute YouTube clip that she is suffering from a rare heart condition. She moans that doctors and, bizarrely, even the police failed to help her get the right treatment for her condition. She says: “The hospital did not send me to a specialist. What are they waiting for? Are they waiting for me to die?” For three weeks after the bus stop attack, Mariam lay in an induced coma while doctors at Nottingham City Hospital performed nine operations to save her life. She died last Wednesday. An initial post-mortem examination could not confirm the cause of death. Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust said its “initial review of this tragic case does not indicate any significant untoward incident” but it would “fully examine the family’s concerns”. A 17-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of GBH but has not been charged. Several others were questioned. Last night, Chief Supt Rob Griffin said his team were not treating the death as a hate crime and the two attacks are not linked. But Mallak said: “Mariam would still be here if people had done their jobs. “We thought England would be our future, that’s why my dad brought us here. “But instead, it has ruined us.” FUSE LIT BY JAILED BRIT EGYPT’S leaders are often criticised for human rights violations. Last Boxing Day, Briton Laura Plummer, below, was jailed for three years after taking 290 Tramadol tablets into the country. The 34-year-old, from Hull, said the powerful painkillers were for her Egyptian partner Omar Saad, who had been injured in a car crash. Laura said she had no idea the tablets were illegal there. The pardon she was expecting in January did not happen. She now has to wait six more months to be released from Cairo’s Al Qanater prison. Her mum Roberta said: “How can they do this to her? It’s so cruel. We’ve been double-crossed.” 15 16 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Viagra of rapist, 68 A RAPIST took a Viagra pill in a bar and plied his victim with drink until she was unconscious before attacking her. Ian Mountford, 68, pretended to call a cab for the 19-year-old so they would be left alone, then dragged her away. Mountford, of Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, admitted rape and attempted rape at Bolton crown court and was jailed for nine years. Cops called it “a sickening attack”. INSTAGLUM Girls of 10 using site ‘end up depressed’ By SHAUN WOOLLER GIRLS who use social media sites like Instagram at ten are more likely to suffer emotional problems in their teens, a study found. WIN A BEACH HUT TODAY is the final code for our fantastic Win A Beach Hut giveaway. Turn to page 20. See sunsavers.co.uk. lT&Cs apply CODE: PAGE 20 BEEMER BOUNTY A rare 1957 BMW owned by late motorsport champ John Surtees is set to fetch £2million at auction in West Sussex. 1GM Those who spent longest chatting online were most likely to become unhappy with school work, body image and friends. Big hit . . . Victoria with girls’ boxing group CAREY SPICE POSH Spice shows her soft — and tough — side on a Sports Relief trip to Kenya. Online images showed mum-of-four Victoria Beckham, 43, visiting community projects last weekend. She also interviewed youngsters boxing with organisation BoxGirls — before throwing a punch herself. But boys who spent lengthy periods using social media did not suffer, researchers at the University of Essex and University College London say. While lads do become unhappier in their teens, experts believe this is probably due to computer games. Half of girls and a third of boys are online for more than one hour a day at 13. This rises to 59 per cent and 46 per cent at 15, the survey of 9,859 British youngsters reveals. Some 16 per cent of girls and ten per cent of boys spend four hours a day or more on sites like Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat at 15. Happiness scores fell from 36.9 to 33.3 in girls between ten and 15 and from 36.02 to 34.55 in boys. Study leader Dr Cara Booker from the University of Essex said: “Our findings suggest that it is important to monitor early interactions with social media — particularly in girls. Their social media use could have an impact on wellbeing later in adolescence and perhaps throughout adulthood.” firstname.lastname@example.org 1GM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... 17 MACPHER-SUN AT 53 By HANNAH HOPE Senior Bizarre Reporter Inferno . . . tower SUPERMODEL Elle Macpherson is still brimming with confidence at 53 as she relaxes on the beach in a hat and shades. The Australian mum of two turned heads on Bondi Beach, near Sydney, with her bikini top and denim shorts. Elle, known throughout her career as The Body, told recently how she starts her day at 5am by meditating and supping warm water with lemon — adding: “If I need a boost, I just add cayenne pepper.” Tan fan Elle obviously likes it hot. Grenfell council’s £21m bill on hotels By ALEX GOSS THE cost of keeping Grenfell Tower survivors in hotels since last June is £20.9million — enough to build the block three times over, figures reveal. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea spent a further £8million supporting hundreds of people affected by the inferno, which killed 71. Kensington Labour MP Emma Dent Coad said architects had estimated the 1970s block originally cost £500,000 to build — around £6.2million today. She branded the council “wasteful” and called for commissioners to be drafted in to run the council rehousing drive. Council leader Kim Taylor asked if the MP “would prefer us to not spend money giving people a roof over their head”. It is thought the Government will meet half the bill. ‘DEVICE’ PANIC BOMBING HOAXERS HIT 400 SCHOOLS Geek game feud blamed £6m for Ash pad ASHLEY Cole has raked in £2.5million profit on the mansion he shared with ex-wife Cheryl. Love-rat footballer Cole, 37, finally shifted it for £6.1million — seven years after splitting from the ex-Girls Aloud singer. The couple bought the sprawling pad with cinema, football pitch and helipad, in Godalming, Surrey, soon after their 2006 wedding. Cole — now with LA Galaxy in the US and a dad of two — had wanted £7.5million for the home. A source said: “He had to take a substantial cut as he realised he just needed to get rid of it.” MY GRAN TOUR Gran Steph Jeavons, 42, of Colwyn Bay, North Wales, has become the first Brit to visit all seven continents by motorbike. Picture: MEGA Drive rap hits ace FOOTIE’S Darron Gibson is to face court next month after being charged with drink-driving. The Republic of Ireland midfielder was suspended by his Championship club Sunderland following his arrest on Saturday amid reports of a crash. Photos emerged on social media of cops speaking to the ex-Man United and Everton ace. Police said: “A 30-yearold man has been charged with driving while over the legal alcohol limit. Darron Gibson, of Hale, Manchester, has been bailed to appear at South Tyneside magistrates’ court on April 17.” Hot pants . . . beach bum Elle adjusts her shorts MORE than 400 schools were sent bomb hoax emails yesterday amid a suspected feud between gaming geeks. By ROB PATTINSON rival players of the Minecraft online videogame were blamed. The ransom demands were made to look like they had been sent by a Panicked parents raced to gaming network known as VeltPvP, collect children after heads in a suspected attempt to smear the group and get them suspended. decided to evacuate buildings. Many schools took no risks and The hoaxers claimed pupils had been sent into schools across Britain evacuated children before getting the with bombs which would be deto- police reassurances. One dad at Grove Park primary in Chiswick, nated if a $5,000 ranWest London, said his som was not paid. son and daughter were It read: “We have taken to a nearby pub sent a student in with with 250 others. a bomb. The bomb He said: “I was horwill go off in 3 hours rified. It’s a worry to time. 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STEM CELL OP SAVES SIGHT OF TWO BRITS FIREFIGHTERS have slammed bosses for turning their service into a “taxi firm” to ferry patients on hospital trips. West Midlands Fire Service has a three-year £2million deal with councils and the NHS It includes helping elderly people who fall at home, and taking patients home from hospital. Fire Brigades Union secretary Steve PriceHunt said: “Firefighters will not be available to respond to life-saving emergencies. But a WMFS spokesman said: “We aim to reduce risk to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.” Voters ‘to bash PM’ I Shawl Be So Lucky KYLIE Minogue won’t get the cold shoulders as she wraps up in a fluffy white shawl. The Aussie singer, 49, was in Paris after revealing her “nervous breakdown time” following her 2017 split from Brit actor Joshua Sasse, 30. She said: “It was a very stressful time.” BLIND ‘CURE’ HOPE HOW IT WORKS 1 Stem cells turned into retinal patch 6mm Firemen ‘taxi’ row THERESA May is on course for a local election meltdown — with the Tories predicted to bag the lowest ever number of seats in London. Renowned pollster Robert Hayward yesterday said the party could lose at least 100 councillors in the capital on May 3. Such a drubbing would push the Tories from 615 seats there to below the 1994 low of 519 while John Major was PM. But Lord Hayward said Labour’s struggles outside the M25 meant the local election results nationwide would not be bad enough to “endanger Theresa May’s prime ministership”. 21 4mm 2 Patch rolled and implanted into eye A INA RETINA RET RETIN 3 Unfurls and replaces faulty cells By NICK McDERMOTT, Health Editor TWO Brits with the most common form of sight loss can read again thanks to a breakthrough treatment. Both patients suffered from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which leads to blurred central vision. Medics at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London implanted patches made of stem cells into the back of their eyes to replace damaged tissue. Not only did it stop their sight loss, but it reversed the condition. Experts said the therapy could be available on the NHS within five years. It offers hope to the 600,000 Brits who lose the ability to read, watch TV or drive due to AMD. One recipient, 86-year-old Douglas Waters, of Croydon, South London, said: “I couldn’t see anything out of my right eye — even when up-close. Now I can read the newspaper and help my wife with gardening. It’s brilliant.” The second patient was a woman in her early 60s. Both went from being unable to see written words to reading 60 to 80 words per minute with glasses. The team from Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology now plan to trial the stem cell treatment on eight more Brits. UCL’s Prof Pete Coffey said: “This study represents real progress in regenerative medicine and opens the door to new treatment options for people with AMD.” nick.mcdermott@ the-sun.co.uk Joy . . . Douglas Waters 22 ............... bi bit ’s favLIONEL RICHIE artists ourite British Spotify are in a special ald his playlist to her AMY UK June tour. SAM WINEHOUSE, Y and SMITH, STORMZDAVID JORJA SMITH, THE and E WI BO ture. BEATLES all fea FINALLY IT’S HARM DONE THEY have taken their time to finally admit it – but FIFTH HARMONY is over. After six years together, the Work From Home singers announced their “hiatus” yesterday, a month after I revealed in this column, right, that they would do just that. Posting online, they wrote: “After six years going hard, non-stop, we also realised that in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you, we do need to take some time for now to go on a hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavours.” ALLY BROOKE, NORMANI KORDEI, DINAH JANE and LAUREN JAUREGUI, above, were due to tour Australia this month but cancelled it in February owing to “scheduling requirements” – which obviously meant they weren’t going to be a group by that point. It became clear there was no future for them as a group in their car-crash chat Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @danwootton MY TEAM: Stuart Pink, NEXT IINGG B H T with me for The Dan Wootton Interview podcast last August, which you can listen to on iTunes or your favourite podcast provider. They became rude and accused me of being “shady” when I asked about former bandmate CAMILA CABELLO. But just two weeks later they pushed a mannequin representing her off the stage at the MTV VMAs. Camila was the talent holding the group together and has gone on to an incredible solo career. It will be a surprise if these four achieve even a crumb of her success. bi arre DAN WOOTTON’S CAUGHT LIVE HOW TO LISTEN 1. Follow spotify.com/bizarrejukebox 2. Search for Bizarre Jukebox on Spotify 3. Scan the code above with your phone THERE are loads of new tunes out this week and I bring you the best of them. My Bizarre Jukebox Spotify playlist is updated every Tuesday with 15 tracks from my favourite artists and new talent. Here are four on this week’s list: Yes: LOUISA has released a 2018 top tune with this track, featuring 2 CHAINZ. Of other collaborations on her album, she said: “There’s no ED SHEERAN, but he has written me a lovely song.” Alien: JONAS BLUE has teamed up with former Disney star SABRINA CARPENTER for this dance song. They created it with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, songwriter for LITTLE MIX and JESS GLYNNE. Strawberries & Cigarettes: US romcom Love, Simon has a stellar soundtrack with tunes from THE 1975, KHALID and this from TROYE SIVAN. The film hits the UK on April 6 but the music is out now. Raw: Another amazzingly catchy song from Norwegian SIGRID – and the first from her upcoming, as-yet untitled, EP. She continues her soldout UK tour at Stylus in Leeds today. Matt Willis whisks his wife Azalea burned ex-fiance Nick ............... Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton Snapchat: danbizarre WIG-TIME RAPPER HIP-HOP trio MIGOS are joined by a superstar guest in the video for their new tune – but you might not recognise him. DRAKE underwent a makeover complete with wig and facial hair, left, in the Seventies-themed clip for Walk It Like I Talk I’ve launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video It, which he features on. The rapper is on course for a ninth week at No1 this Friday with single God’s Plan, according to the midweek chart update. But if Drake’s music career ever slows down, this look should get the shampoo endorsements rolling in. Nicola Fahey, Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies and Lucy Jones NIXON AFTER A VOTE SELENA DOING BUST FINE Hollywood it be magic? TAKE THAT SHOW TO BE FILM TAKE THAT are turning their musical The Band into a movie. IF there’s one way to cure the break-up blues, SELENA GOMEZ I can reveal the manhas found it. band are in advanced The newly-single singer jetted negotiations with film Down Under on Monday for a sunbosses to begin shootsoaked holiday, after recently pulling the plug on her rekindled relationship with ing next year following JUSTIN BIEBER. interest from HollyAnd Selena proved she’s still on top form wood. as she wore an orange and black bikini while It comes as GARY sunning herself aboard a yacht in Sydney with BARLOW, HOWARD DONfriends. ALD and MARK OWEN She leafed through a book as she soaked up announced the musical’s the rays, above left, and also got a hug from West End run this coming one of her female pals, top right. Christmas by performing a special set yesterday on The brave star crossed her hands protecthe roof of London’s Haytively over her tummy, hiding her scar from market Theatre with the last May’s life-saving kidney transplant. show’s cast, and releasing Justin spent the weekend in Los colourful balloons, above. Angeles. He doesn’t know what In an exclusive chat, Gary he’s missing. said: “It’s definitely going to be made and could start shooting as early as next year. “We don’t know who will be the director as yet, but we’re working on a deal now. It’s really exciting but we appreciate there’s a few hurdles to overcome first. “BRAD PITT is playing me, obviously.” The lads hope The Band will mirror the progress of West End hit Mamma Mia!, which made a hugely successful transition to cinema in 2008, starring MERYL STREEP and PIERCE BROSNAN. Gary explained: “Mamma Mia! took the essence of what the theatre show was about and put it on the big screen. “And look at the success of La La Land and The Greatest Showman, musical movies are really popular now.” The Band, written by TIM FIRTH, features boyband FIVE TO FIVE, who were discovered on BBC1 show Let It Shine last year. It kicked off its nationwide tour in September last year and will run at the Haymarket Theatre from December 1 to January 12. The trio said performing on the landmark’s roof — where they were attached to the rails with wires, below — brought home how special the West End dates will be. And by the first performance in the capital, everyone involved will have defrosted from yesterday’s antics. Mark said: “When we organised this for March we thought we were going to hit spring. It was cold up there, but it was great.” Howard added: “It reminded me of all those video shoots we used to do which were all in the cold and all in England, nowhere very tropical.” It will be warmer in Hollywood . . . SEX And The City actress CYNTHIA NIXON spent most of the Nineties drinking cocktails in New York with her co-stars. But now she’s giving something back to the Big Apple – by running for Governor. Cynthia, above, who played career-minded lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the hit series, yesterday posted a message on Twitter announcing her decision to stand. She wrote: “I love New York and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor.” Cynthia also shared a brief video in which she talked about growing up in the city. She said: “I was given chances I just don’t see for most of New York’s kids today. “Our leaders are letting us down. We are now the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty. Half the kids in our upstate cities live below the poverty line. How did we let this happen?” She added: “I love New York. I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else. But something has to change. We want our government to work again.” It’ll be more of a challenge than getting her feuding Sex And The City pals SARAH JESSICA PARKER and KIM CATTRALL back on speaking terms. bi bit THE Mighty festival just got Hoopla 5IVE and BO bigger. have joined the YZLIFE alongside MELAline-up MNEK, VENG NIE C, and TLC at BroABOYS Park, London, onckwell 3, FEARNE CO June and GOK WAN wilTTON l DJ. Emma to Venice for 41st birthday Margot Robbie eyes a £2.1million home in Oz Iggy Young’s clothes after split Radiohead’s Thom Yorke announces a solo European tour 23 24 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ARMY’S ‘BULLIES’ PROBE BUNGLE Rap for £1m fiasco 1GM BALD, WRINKLY... THE PETS moggy Though she looks like a very elderly esi with a severe case of alopecia, Khale, the belongs to quite a rare hairless breed by Sphynx cat. She is one of three ownedis Linda Elmer, from Hampshire, who esi’s allergic to fur. But that’s not Khale be only benef it – the breed is said to ion affect of lot a with gent, intelli highly fact for humans. Very Khaleesi-going, in ONE of the biggest inquiries into the alleged abuse of teenage soldiers collapsed yesterday as a judge blasted a bungled three-year probe by military cops. A trio of linked trials had been ordered into claims that 16 instructors abused 28 recruits. The squaddies, aged 16 and 17, were allegedly beaten, spat at, held under water and force-fed manure during a training camp in Scotland in 2014. By DAVID WILLETTS But the courts martial judge called military cops’ Army Foundation College probe “seriously flawed”. in Harrogate, North Judge Advocate General Yorks, by which time eviAlan Large ruled it had dence had been lost. been handled so badly There were even suggesthere was no chance of tions recruits were forced the instructors — many into giving evidence. decorated Iraq and Judge Large, sitting at Afghanistan veterans — the Military Courts Centre getting a fair trial. in Bulford, Wilts, called It emerged the Royal the police failings a “seriMilitary Police decided ous breach of duty”. they would not gather eviTop brass have ordered dence such as witness an internal review into statements and photos the RMP and the which could underService Prosecuting mine the claims. Authority. The defendants The Army said it themselves were not will consider taking asked for statements “internal actions until years after or sanctions” if the alleged necessary. abuse at the david.willetts@ Blast . . . judge the-sun.co.uk DEAR DEPARTURE A MODEL railway builder can enjoy his hobby from beyond the grave — after his family put his ashes in a toy coal truck to send round his track. Peter Hurst spent 40 years creating the miniature village in his attic in Leeds, Kent, before he died at 88 in January. Son Simon, 53, said: “It was a nice way of honouring him. We take people up to see it.” THERE is beauty, there are beasts . . . and then there is this menagerie of mingers. But though they may be wrinkly, balding and to some, just plain ugly, all of them are treasured pets – and all appear in a documentary hosted by animal-loving actress Caroline Quentin, above. She said: “For people like me there are no ugly pets.” Judge for yourself as here ROD McPHEE introduces the stars of The World’s Ugliest Pets, tonight on ITV at 8pm. In 2012 the Chinese crested became the only UK winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. Owner Bev Nicholson, of Peterborough, has a vast wardrobe for 13-year-old Mugly, including Ronald McDonald, Mardi Gras and Aladdin outfits. And maybe a Chinese crested double-breasted With her giant, slobbery chops made up of inches of saggy skin, this California girl looks like she needs a facelift. But four-year-old Martha – winner of last year’s World’s Ugliest Dog Contest – is naturally wrinkly, and however well hidden, her beauty is presumably in the eye of her beholder, owner Shirley Zindler. Martha is a Neapolitan mastiff – that’s clearly not as in ma-stiff upper lip Dog played fetch 2GM ONLY AN OWNER COULD LOVE Far from being your normal guinea pig, Nudey is a genetically-modified “skinny pig” belonging to Ashleigh Loach of Northampton. Besides her demonic red eyes Nudey lacks the guinea’s usual body hair. An un-fur disadvantage, you might say 25 KIARA,3 ‘KILLED’ IN CAR IN RIVER Motor stolen off mum Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... By JOHN LUCAS A GIRL of three is believed to have died yesterday after the car she was in was stolen and found in a freezing river. Cops waded in and pulled out the youngster, named by distraught relatives as Kiara Rowlands. She was airlifted to hospital. In the programme Caroline travels with seven-year-old rescue dog Chase and owner Storm Shayler, from South Wales, to last year’s annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in California, where Chase came a respectable third. Just beaten by a whisker, no doubt Although she has lost her plumage to disease, Rhea is still a loveable lovebird to owner Isabella Eisenmann, from Boston in the US. Though lacking the birds’ usual pretty plumage, Rhea still keeps her 435,000 Instagram followers entertained . . . and for a bird that must take a lot of pluck with ugly stick Police were still hunting the car thief last night. The girl’s aunt Nicola Rowlands had frantically posted on Facebook at 3.30pm: “URGENT my sister’s car was stolen with my 3 year old niece inside.” The plea was shared more than 3,000 times. Kiara’s mum Kim also posted: “Can everyone look out for the car, it’s been stolen with my 3-year-old daughter in it. Rescue bid . . . the lifeboat Please share!” The silver Mini was “Thank you all for your spotted partially sub- help this evening. merged in the River Teifi “A mega thank you the in Cardigan, West Wales, officers who jumped in shortly after 5pm. It was the river and the rest of not clear how the car got the emergency services into the water. for all they did. A Milford Haven “Unfortunately Kiara Coastguard spokesman had an amazing but said a lifeboat was sent short life.” to help in the rescue. One local said: “It’s a Jet Moore, believed to small town. Nothing hapbe the girl’s dad, later pens, it’s a big shock.” wrote on Facebook: email@example.com C-LIMB BAN AXE AN ex-Gurkha who lost both legs to a bomb can try to climb Mount Everest after a legal challenge. Hari Budha Magar, 38, maimed in Afghanistan, won an appeal over Nepalese tourism chiefs’ blanket ban on amputees. The dad of three, of Canterbury, Kent, said: “It’s fantastic. I’ve wanted to climb it since a boy as I could see it from my childhood home.” 26 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1GM 3 MTHS OFF FOR 2 FREE tickets DAD BID To help baby bond SUPERB GIVEAWAY WORTH OVER £100 TO ALTON TOWERS RESORT WORKING dads should be offered three months’ leave in their child’s first year, MPs will suggest today. The Women and Equalities committee called for ministers to look at 12 weeks off so they can bond with kids just as mothers do. Their report says a “macho culture” in the workplace means dads do not feel able to ask bosses for leave because they fear By LYNN DAVIDSON harming their careers. Committee chairman Maria Miller said: “If we leave, which offers dads time off but is little used. want a society where It also recommends women and men have equality, I would strongly setting statutory paternity urge ministers to pay at 90 per cent of a father’s wages — but consider our findings. “Effective policies for capped for high earners. Sam Smethers, chief statutory paternity pay, executive of the parental leave and Fawcett Society, flexible working said: “Our leave are vital to meet system is still the needs of driven by a families.” 1950s model of The report family life. We calls for 12 need a radical weeks leave for re-think.” a father as an alternative to lynn.davidson shared parental @thesun.co.uk 90% The statutory paternity pay the report says dads should get LET the stunning new Wicker Man light your fire as you enjoy two FREE tickets to Alton Towers Resort, thanks to The Sun. We are giving away more tickets to the best attractions across the UK. Plus, this year you can pick your date only with Sun Savers. The Wicker Man combines cutting-edge special effects with classic wooden coaster technology in a thrilling rollercoaster sure to get your heart pumping and senses tingling. 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See thesun.co.uk/ superdays. 1GM A moody blue face SUBTLE changes in facial skin colour speak volumes about our emotions, say experts. Red cheeks and blue on the chin signal happiness. Disgust creates blue-yellow around the lips with red-green on the nose and forehead. The colours, thought to be created by changes in blood flow or composition, are too faint to register consciously. The findings could lead to robots being able to respond to emotions by identifying the shading. Researchers at Ohio State University, US, said: “We identified patterns of facial colouring that are unique to every emotion.” Nazi rap man ‘hid’ A MAN accused with two soldiers of membership of a banned neo-Nazi group was found hiding in a cupboard by cops, a court heard yesterday. The 23-year-old replied “Bloody hell” when asked “What are you doing in there?”, a detective told Birmingham crown court. The man, who cannot be named, is charged with Lance Corporal Mikko Vehvilainen, 33, and Cyprus-based Private Mark Barrett, 25, of being in far-right National Action. The man and Vehvilainen, of Sennybridge Camp, Powys, also face terror document charges. The trial continues. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... WEATHER JUST DAFFY SPRING daffodils prove there’s snow way of stopping the seasons, despite the Beast from the East II. Twins Odin and Jago Board, three, marvelled at this colourful display in Wisley Gardens, Surrey. But a snow Snow blooms . . . Surrey daffodils Snow go . . . plough in Mid Wales 27 plough got stuck in Builth Wells, Mid Wales, and sheep were covered in snow in Higher Ashton, Devon. But fear not — spring officially begins today, meaning the days will start to get longer. Snow beards . . . sheep in Devon NEIGHBOUR ARRESTED NEW POPPI QUIZ Cop hunt for dad’s laptop A MAN has been arrested in the hunt for a laptop used by the dad of tragic Poppi Worthington. Wayne Roebuck, 39, was quizzed over its whereabouts. Paul Worthington, 50, watched porn on the laptop before he Tragic . . . baby Poppi By ROBIN PERRIE sexually assaulted 13-month-old Poppi in the hours before she died in 2012. He passed the computer to neighbour Roebuck in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. At the weekend, Roebuck claimed it was “long gone” after he gave it to another man who later moved to Birmingham. He was held on suspicion of assisting an offender, and released pending inquiries. Cumbria Police are making renewed efforts to find vital evidence after their flawed investigation into Poppi’s death was blasted by a police watchdog. An inquest found she suffocated and her dad assaulted her. firstname.lastname@example.org 28 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1GM SUCCESS? VIDEO OF DOWN’S SYNDROME K BE SMART NOT NICE INTELLIGENCE leads to greater success than being nice, conscientious or generous, a study has found. Experts found those with higher IQs show “significantly higher” levels of cooperation. Those with lower IQs are less consistent or able to predict the consequences of their actions, they said. Personality traits such as trust, generosity, agreeableness and conscientiousness affected behaviour but in smaller measures, and only initially. Researchers By ALEX WEST at the Universities of Bristol, Minnesota in the of their actions. Prof US and Heidelberg in Eugenio Proto, of Bristol Germany devised a series University, said: “People of strategy games to test might naturally presume cooperative behaviour in that people who are nice, social and workplace conscientious and generous are automatically situations. Those with a higher IQ more cooperative. “But intelligence is the cooperated more and earned more money as primary condition for a socially cohesive, cooperpart of the game. The study concluded ative society. This scethat a society is cohesive nario can be applied to if people are smart the workplace A good enough to be consistent heart and behaviour have in their strategies and to an effect too but it’s foresee the consequences transitory and small.” STILL TO COME IN TAKE A BOW. . . Connie, four, and mum Julie Britton THUMBS UP . . . Joanne Franklin with Seb and Isla SOME pretty amazing people have done Carpool Karaoke. . . but few as special as these young stars. EYES ON THE ROAD . . . Lisa Young and son Marcus Sun THE DAILY Exclusive: Naomi Campbell chat PAGES 36 & 37 TRIO. . . Karen Scott with Amy, three, and Lucas, six Rula back on the cobbles PAGE 33 ++PLUS++ Deidre – Page 34 l Letters & Mystic Meg – Page 39 l Puzzles – Page 41 ROADS TO GO TO POT IN 5 YEARS GLEE CLUB . . . Henry, four, and Tania Charlton MANY local roads are in such bad condition that one in five could be unusable in less than five years, a report claims. The figure, equal to 40,000 miles of carriageway, comes as councils face a huge funding deficit to tackle potholes, the study says. Spending on roads maintenance is “way short” of the amount needed, says the annual report by the Asphalt Industry Alliance. And the gap between what local authorities got for carriageways and what By LAUREN PROBERT they really needed was port spokesman, said the £556million in 2017/18. AIA chairman Rick sum spent on local roads Green warned deterio- is “miles behind” what is ration “continues to spent on motorways and accelerate”. He urged the major A-roads. Councils Government to filled 1.5 million “provide adepotholes in the quate funding past year, for a wellagainst 2.7 milmaintained and lion in 2015. safe local road Since 2007, network”. defective surMartin Tett, faces have conthe Local Govtributed to 22 ernment Association’s trans- Danger . . . pothole cyclist deaths. ON SONG . . . little Lana and her mum Emma Kirk ROAD SIGNS . . . Cheryl Gibb and young son Nate Their faces alight with glee, these children with Down’s syndrome are the latest internet sensations. It is all thanks to a video of them belting out a song in the style of James Corden’s famous Late Late Show segment. It shows 50 families from across the UK using Makaton — a form of sign language that also uses symbols and speech to aid communication — to follow Christina Perri’s hit A Thousand Years. The uplifting video — titled 50 Mums, 50 Kids, 1 Extra Chromosome — even caught the attention of James, 39, who said it was “the most beautiful Carpool Karaoke” and it had “made him cry”. It has since gone viral and been seen more than 500,000 times on YouTube and three million times on Facebook. ‘We wouldn’t change our kids’ Mum-of-three Rebecca Carless, 35, from Coventry, got the idea after seeing videos by the group Singing Hands, who do nursery rhymes in Makaton. Rebecca, who stars in the video with four-yearold son Archie, says: “We wanted everyone to see it. The idea is we are just normal mums. We love our kids, they love us and they are just like other four-year-olds. We wouldn’t change them.” The video has been released to mark World Down Syndrome Day tomorrow, and is accompanied by the hashtag #wouldntchangeathing — a nod to how 97 per cent of parents with Down’s children feel. Around 750 such babies are born in England and Wales every year. This year a new advanced test for the condition is being introduced. The start of non-invasive prenatal testing raises the prospect of people with Down’s disappearing SIGN-ALONG. . . Aiden n By AMY JONES from society, as terminations are expected to rise. Yet video star Jeni Perkins, 28, reveals that she and husband Nick, 30, refused all the tests when she was pregnant with Blythe, now three. Jeni, a support worker from Halifax, says: “It just didn’t matter to us. “When Blythe was diagnosed shortly after her birth, my doctors said they’d never seen anyone look so happy about it. I didn’t care at all, she was perfect.” Teacher Karen Blencowe, 38, from Southampton, also appears in the video, with her daughter Ellie, three. She says: “I wish I’d seen a video like this one on the day Ellie was born. There’s a lot of negativity out there, this would have redressed the balance. It would have given me hope.” The mums in the video all knew each other from the Facebook group Designer Genes, where every member has a child with Down’s. Karen Scott, 40, from Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, who appears in the video with daughter Amy, three, and son Lucas, six, says: “We want to celebrate our children for who they are, and enjoy our lives.” Also showcasing her talents is four-year-old Connie. Her mum Julie Britton, 46, from Leeds, said: “I love that the video has gone viral. “Everyone loves it, not just the Down’s syndrome community. “It makes people happy, which is exactly how our kids make us feel. “I read online that someone had asked their nine-year-old what all the kids in the video had in common. She replied, ‘They can all do sign language’. “Isn’t that amazing? Not Down’s syndrome, not disability, not negativity. They all have an amazing skill.” lFind out more about Down’s online at worlddown syndromeday.org. Watch thee video a Thh givv MR CHUCKLES . . . Alfie, four, and Tiffanie Smith JOINING IN . . . Blythe, th h 1GM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... 29 KIDS K DOING KARAOKE THAT’S GONE VIRAL n and mum Stef Fallows DELIGHT . . . young Ben and mum Claire Constable JOYFUL . . . Cosmo, four, and mum Lisa Rogers HANDS ON . . . little Sienna with mum Jacqui Hicklin DRIVING SEAT . . . video was idea of Rebecca Carless, with Archie, four GRIN CROWD . . . Simeon and mum Rebecca Neely HELPING HAND . . . Sam with mum Sarah Cooper e heart-warming a thesun.co.uk at he h cute carpool v us all a lift ving hree, h and mum Jeni Perkins SMILES ON CLOCK . . . Ellie and Karen Blencowe MUSICAL CHAIRS . . . Sarah Case and son Alfie TWIN SET . . . Ollie, Cameron and Elaine Scougal LITTLE MONKEY . . . Sophia and mum Sarah Wilcox HAND SIGNALS . . . Barney and mum Nicola Hall 30 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1GM tvguide Tuesday 6am Breakfast (S,HD) 9.15 Holding Back The Years (S,HD) 10.00 Homes Under The Hammer Property auctions. (S,HD) 11.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming Officers confront a builder who kept £7,000 for an unfitted bathroom. (S,HD) 11.45 Caught Red Handed A 100-year-old man falls victim to a light-fingered carer. (R,S,HD) 12.15 Bargain Hunt Natasha Raskin Sharp presents from the Westpoint Arena in Exeter. (R,S,HD) 1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD) 1.30 Regional News (S) 1.45 Doctors Emma helps DI Addison identify a murder suspect with an ice cold heart. (S,HD) 2.15 A Place To Call Home George advises Sarah over a woman she suspects was a concentration camp guard. (S,HD) 3.05 Escape To The Country Property search in Devon. (R,S,HD) 3.45 Money For Nothing (S,HD) 4.30 Flog It! (R,S,HD) 5.15 Pointless Quiz show hosted by Alexander Armstrong. (R,S,HD) 6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD) 6.30 Regional News (S) 6am Flog It! Trade Secrets (R,S,HD) 6.30 Holding Back The Years Advice on pensions. (R,S,HD) 7.15 The Sheriffs Are Coming Documentary. (R,S,HD) 8.00 Sign Zone: Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (R,S,SL,HD) 9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (S,HD) 11.00 BBC Newsroom Live (S,HD) 12.00 Daily Politics (S,HD) 1.00 The Super League Show Tanya Arnold introduces action from the latest round of matches. (S) 1.45 Coast The Western Isles and Shetland. (R,S,HD) 2.30 Yes Chef (R,S,HD) 3.15 Planet Earth The wildlife of the great plains. (R,S,HD) 4.15 Spy In The Wild The world of animal intelligence, ingenuity and creativity. (R,S,HD) 5.15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Eric Knowles goes head to head with Ochuko Ojiri in Villeneuve Lès Avignon. (R,S,HD) 6.00 Eggheads Quiz show hosted by Jeremy Vine. (S,HD) 6.30 The Repair Shop The team restores a toy fire engine, a Japanese bowl and a unique village sign. (S,HD) 6am Good Morning Britain News, current affairs and lifestyle features. (S,HD) 8.30 Lorraine Entertainment and fashion news. (S,HD) 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S,HD) 10.30 This Morning Celebrity chat and lifestyle features. (S,HD) 12.30 Loose Women The panel is joined by Kara Tointon, star of a touring version of Strangers On A Train, and Catherine Tyldesley, better known as Coronation Street’s Eva Price. (S,HD) 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S) 1.55 Regional News (S) 2.00 Judge Rinder Real-life cases in a studio courtroom. (S,HD) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal Stewart Hofgartner joins David Dickinson in The Potteries. Alys Dobbie kicks things off with a pinball machine, and there is a sing song on Alison Chapman’s table. (R,S,HD) With Local Weather 4.00 Tipping Point Game show hosted by Ben Shephard. (S,HD) 5.00 The Chase Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh. (S,HD) 6.00 Regional News (S) 6.30 ITV Evening News (S) 6am Countdown (R,S,HD) 6.45 3rd Rock From The Sun (R,S) 7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond Two episodes. (R,S) 8.30 Frasier (R,S) 10.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA From Arizona. (R,S) 11.00 Undercover Boss USA (R,S,HD) 12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD) 12.05 Come Dine With Me (R,S,HD) 1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers An unusual motorbike is brokered in Sheffield. (R,S,HD) 2.10 Countdown (S,HD) 3.00 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away (R,S,HD) 4.00 A New Life In The Sun A Buckinghamshire couple running a gîte in France are caught short by early arrivals. (S,HD) 5.00 Four In A Bed The second visit is to Malborough in Devon and The Royal Oak pub. (R,S,HD) 5.30 Star Boot Sale Anthea Turner tries to sell her items. (S,HD) 6.00 The Simpsons Mr Burns tries to become a superhero. (R,S,HD) 6.30 Hollyoaks Damon and Brody prepare for Maggie’s funeral, while Tony is still convinced that Milo is up to something. (S,HD) 6am Milkshake! (HD) 9.15 The Wright Stuff (S,HD) 11.15 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away Three High Court enforcement officers face their biggest eviction. (R,S,HD) Followed by 5 News Lunchtime 12.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors Teenager Sam talks to Dr Alison Bolam about the raised glands in his neck. (R,S,HD) Followed by Access 1.15 Home And Away (S,HD) 1.45 Neighbours (S,HD) 2.20 NCIS McGee tries to quell a crisis in a women’s prison. (R,S) 3.20 PREMIERE Dead Over Heels A crime-fighter puts her skills to use in solving the murder of a detective who was not fond of her sleuthing. Mystery starring Candace Cameron Bure. (2016) ✪✪✪ (S,HD) 5.00 5 News At 5 (R,S,HD) 5.30 Neighbours Izzy decides to leave after her pregnancy test proves negative. (R,S,HD) 6.00 Home And Away Willow and one of the River Boys recognise each other at Kat’s wake. (R,S,HD) 6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD) 9pm Perez’s judgement is called into question as enquires continue on Shetland 8pm Michael Portillo embarks on some Great Indian Railway Journeys for his latest series 9pm Russell Grant and the rest of the celebs get their results in 100 Years Younger 8pm Tim Minchin puts his baking skills to the test in The Great Celebrity Bake Off 10pm Soldier of fortune Sylvester Stallone recruits a new team in The Expendables 3 7.00 The One Show Topical reports, presented by Matt Baker and Alex Jones. (S,HD) 7.30 EastEnders The locals come up with a charity night at the Vic to raise money for Kat’s funeral – only for Jean to arrive with shocking news. Meanwhile, Arshad finds a novel way of settling the new baby. (S,HD) Followed by BBC News 8.00 Holby City (12/52) Ric Griffin finally stands trial, accused of manslaughter. Elsewhere, Ollie accepts the ultimate challenge from Roxanna, while Jac is backed into a corner emotionally, and Frieda forces her to face her fear. (S,HD) 9.00 Shetland (6/6) Troubled by historical DNA evidence results, Jimmy has to face the fact that Duncan may have been involved in Lizzie Kilmuir’s murder, and potentially Sally McColl’s as well. A shocked Duncan is brought to the station for questioning, hurt that Perez would even think him capable of murder. However, the detective knows Duncan is lying – perhaps not about the murder, but about something else significant. (S,HD) 10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD) 10.30 Regional News (S) 10.45 This Country (3/6) Kurtan’s shopping plans are disrupted by bus problems, and Kerry helps the vicar run the local football practice. Comedy starring Daisy May Cooper. (S,HD) 11.10 Rehab: Addicted Lives Documentary uncovering what is done to help people beat their addictions and start rebuilding their lives at a residential rehabilitation centre in Somerset. (S,HD) Followed by Weather For The Week Ahead 12.40 -6am BBC News (S,HD) 7.00 Saving Lives At Sea (9/12) The Aberystwyth crew must improvise when a local paraglider crash-lands at the bottom of steep cliffs, while an adventurous seal is discovered on the steps of a block of flats. (R,S,HD) 8.00 Great Indian Railway Journeys (1/4) Guided by his Bradshaw’s 1913 Handbook Of Indian, Foreign And Colonial Travel, Michael Portillo embarks on a rail journey from Amritsar to Shimla. (S,HD) 9.00 Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby (4/6) Giles Coren and Monica Galetti work in Ireland’s Ashford Castle, dating back to 1228, where they soon learn that the secret of the castle’s success is the people who work here and the hotel’s strong community ties. (S,HD) 10.00 Mum (5/6) As the summer draws to a close, Cathy and Michael see each other for the first time in months. Meanwhile, Maureen is in hospital and Reg waits anxiously for the news. (S,HD) 10.25 The Archiveologists (5/6) Comedy performers Diane Morgan and Joe Wilkinson delve into the archive to parody a 1970s film on what to do at a business meeting. (S,HD) 10.30 Newsnight Presented by Evan Davis. (S,HD) Followed by Weather 11.15 Gareth Thomas’ Silver Skydivers For Sport Relief The Rugby Union and League veteran faces his fear of heights with a charity sky-dive, alongside a team of pensioners all hoping to raise money for Sport Relief. (S,HD) 12.15 Sign Zone: MasterChef (R,S,SL) 1.15-2.15am Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby (R,S,SL) 7.00 Reinventing The Royals: 7.00 C4 News (S,HD) 7.00 Emmerdale Elizabeth – Our Queen 8.00 The Great Celebrity Bake Off Debbie is unnerved by Joe’s (7/8) Examining Elizabeth II’s life For Stand Up To Cancer apparent honesty and reluctantly since 2000, an era when she lost (3/5) Actor, comedian, musician gives in to his latest demands. her sister and mother, but also and director Tim Minchin, leader Meanwhile, Marlon grows closer enjoyed happier times, including of the Scottish Conservative party to Jessie, but accidentally backs her Golden Jubilee. (S,HD) Ruth Davidson, Made In Chelsea himself into a corner. (S,HD) Followed by 5 News Update star Jamie Laing, and singer Ella 7.30 100 Year Old Driving School 8.00 Secrets Of The National Trust Eyre take part in the challenge. (4/6) In Bristol, a 100-year-old With Alan Titchmarsh They have to contend with a Army veteran takes his first (4/12) The host visits The signature bake, a fancy technical, driving test, and in Workhouse at Southwell, and the showstopper, which Wolverhampton, Alfie Harris, 91, Nottinghamshire, a Grade 2 listed involves meringue towers. (S,HD) must decide whether the time has building which was the focus of 9.15 Seven Year Switch come to hand in his keys. (S,HD) Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. (S,HD) (3/6) Lee Valls sets the switched 8.00 The World’s Ugliest Pets Followed by 5 News Update couples the task of re-enacting a Caroline Quentin meets 9.00 Wild Britain past argument, while Vena unattractive pets, and searches (3/8) Cameras follow dramatic Ramphal gets everyone to open for Britain’s least photogenic events at a grey seal colony in up about that most private canine to represent the UK at The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Norfolk, as bulls fight over the subject – sex. Along the way, Tom in California. (S,HD) in-season females. Meanwhile, smartens up his act and invites in Anglesey, guillemots are 9.00 100 Years Younger In 21 Days partner Michelle on a candlelit nesting on precarious ledges, (4/4) The famous subjects do dinner, but Tony seems unable to where their eggs will be safe from everything they can to shave much let go of the past. (S,HD) foxes and stoats. (S,HD) needed years off their brain, body 10.20 Gogglebox and face ages before the Professor Troy: Fall Of A City, Match Of The 10.00 The Expendables 3 Soldier of fortune Barney Ross reveals their final results. While Day, Sir Bruce: A Celebration, discovers an old friend he was Shaun Ryder gets his nose shrunk, Crufts, Amazing Hotels: Life forced to kill is still alive, and has Roy Walker has an accident, and Beyond The Lobby, and One Born become a powerful arms dealer Russell Grant tries to swim, but Every Minute are reviewed by the with vengeance on his mind. gets sick. (S,HD) armchair critics. (R,S,HD) Barney is forced to recruit a new 10.00 ITV News At Ten (S) 11.20 Before We Die band of mercenaries and adopt 10.30 Regional News (S) (9/10) Hanna, Bjorn and Tina are more modern tactics to deal with 10.45 The Cruise: Voyage To Alaska informed that Majmun will be the this threat to him and his past (3/3) Captain Tuvo tries to give one receiving the shipment, but associates. Action thriller starring the passengers a front-row view they still do not know where, Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, of the scenery and new cruise while Blanka makes a stunning Jason Statham and Harrison Ford. director JC nervously makes his discovery. In Swedish. (HD) (2014) ✪✪ (S,HD) stage debut as master of 12.30 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares ceremonies. (R,S,HD) USA A family-owned restaurant in 12.20 Weather Terror: Lightning Strike The experiences of Britons 11.10 Four Days That Shook Britain Monrovia, California. (R,S) 1.20 who became caught up in Documentary telling the story of The Supervet. Noel Fitzpatrick extreme weather events while people who were directly affected provides treatment to a buzzard overseas. (R,S) 1.15 SuperCasino by the wave of terror attacks that with a broken wing. (R,S,HD) (HD) 3.10 GPs: Behind Closed shook Britain across a four-month 2.20 Scruffts: Britain’s Favourite Doors (R,S,HD) 4.00 Tribal period in 2017. (R,S,HD) Dog (R,S,HD) 3.15 My Baby’s Teens (R,S,SL,HD) 4.45 House 12.30 Jackpot247 3.00 Loose Women Life: Who Decides? (R,S,HD) Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10 House (R,HD) 3.50 Nightscreen (HD) 4.10 Coast Vs Country (R,S,HD) Busters (R,S,SL) 5.35-6am 5.05-6am The Jeremy Kyle Show. 5.05-6am Location, Location, Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL) Talk show. (R,S,SL,HD) Location (R,S,SL,HD) TWO FREE TICKETS FILMS ✪✪✪✪✪ Brilliant ✪✪✪✪ Very Good ✪✪✪ Good ✪✪ Not Bad ✪ Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Deﬁnition 1GM SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT 6am Monkey Life (R,S) 7.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue (R,S) 8.00 Motorway Patrol (R,S) 9.00 Road Wars (R,S) 10.00 Warehouse 13 Artie’s past as an NSA agent in the 1970s returns to haunt him. (R,S) 11.00 Forever A member of a notorious cyber-terrorist group is murdered, so Henry and Jo set out to find the killer. (R,S,HD) 12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Callen and the team search for the culprit responsible for hijacking a missile test. (R,S,HD) 1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Two episodes. A JFK conspiracy theorist is murdered. Then, the team investigates the 10-year-old case of a missing teenage girl. (R,HD) 3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Callen and Sam are rocked by a blast from the past. (R,S,HD) 4.00 Stargate SG-1 A salvage operation goes wrong. (R,S) 5.00 The Simpsons Homer offers to donate a kidney. (R,HD) 5.30 Futurama Double bill. Bender is inducted into the League Of Robots. Then, monster Yivo takes control of Earth. (R,S,HD) 8pm Amunet strikes a deal to buy all the metahumans in Iron Heights in The Flash 6.30 The Simpsons (14, 15 & 16/23) Three episodes. Apu showers his wife with gifts. Next, Marge’s driving habits come under scrutiny. Then, Lisa has to share a room with Bart. (R,S,HD) 8.00 The Flash (13/23) Barry must decide if he should expose his powers in order to save his cellmates after hearing that Amunet has struck a deal to buy all the metahumans in Iron Heights. (HD) 9.00 The Blacklist (12/22) Liz questions Red’s motives when they team up to find Tom’s killers, while the task force gets help from an arsonist for an investigation into a disturbing fire. (HD) 10.00 The Late Late Show With James Corden: Best Of The Week Highlights of the talk show, featuring celebrity interviews, music and comedy sketches. (HD) 11.00 The Force: Essex (5/10) Officers pursue a joyrider in Southend-On-Sea, a suspected drug dealer is arrested in Colchester and there is trouble to deal with in Basildon. (R,S,HD) 12.00 Ross Kemp: Extreme World The actor joins Kurdish forces fighting ISIS in Syria. (R,S,HD) 1.00 Brit Cops: Law & Disorder. Focusing on the work of the City Of London police. (R,S) 2.00 Most Shocking. Dangerous situations encountered by police. (R,S) 3.00 The Force: Essex (R,S,HD) 4.00 It’s Me Or The Dog (R,S) 5.00-6am Futurama (R,S,HD) REGIONAL VARIATIONS Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize 7.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 Sky Sports Daily 11.30 Sportswomen 12.00 Sky Sports News 5.00 Sky Sports News At 5 6.00 Sky Sports News At 6 7.00 Sky Sports Tonight 10.00 The Debate The latest Premier League news. 11.00 Skyy Sports News The day’s talking points. 12.00 LIVE WWE Late Night Smackdown. Spectacular wrestling action. 2.00 Sky Sports News 5.00-6am LIVE International Netball. Jamaica v Fiji. Centre-pass at 5.10. SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE 6am Soccer AM: The Best Bits 6.30 PL Greatest Games 7.00 PL Highlights 8.00 The Debate 9.00 PL Highlights 9.30 Premier League 100 Club 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 The Debate 12.00 PL Best Goals 04/05 1.00 PL Review 2.00 The Debate 3.00 PL Years 5.00 PL Highlights 6.30 PL Best Goals 07/08. Memorable strikes from the season. 7.30 PL Review w A look back at recent fixtures. 8.30 Best PL Goals: Merseyside Derby 9.00 PL Review w A look back at recent fixtures. 10.00 The Debate Discussion on the latest news. 11.00 PL Review w A look back at recent fixtures. 12.00 PL Best Goals 00/01. Memorable strikes from the season. 1.00 The Debate 2.00 PL Review 3.00 The Debate 4.00 PL Best Goals 02/03 5.00-6am PL Legends Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... TONIGHT’S PICKS The World’s Ugliest Pets ITV, 8pm CAROLINE QUENTIN is on a mission to find a British entrant for the World’s Ugliest Dog competition in the US. Her search begins in Essex. Great Indian Railway Journeys, BBC2, 8pm MICHAEL PORTILLO is off on another epic train journey. In his new series, the ex-Tory MP travels through India and his first stop is the Golden Temple. The Great Celebrity Bake Off, C4, 8pm HOPING to impress Prue and Co are musical comedian Tim Minchin, politician Ruth Davidson, reality star Jamie Laing and singer Ella Eyre. Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby, BBC2, 9pm MONICA and Giles are in for a treat when they follow in royal footsteps with a visit to the grand Ashford Castle in western Ireland. FREE with un Severy THE Saturday SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL 6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00 Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 MLS RoundUp Show 8.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 9.00 Revista De La Liga 9.30 Eredivisie Round-Up 10.30 Football’s Greatest Players 11.00 One2Eleven: Stephen Carr 11.15 One2Eleven: Andy Townsend 11.30 SPFL Greatest Games 12.00 SPFL Round-Up 12.15 SPFL Greatest Games 12.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 1.00 MLS Round-Up Show 1.30 La Liga Icons 2.00 SPFL Round-Up 2.15 SPFL Greatest Games 2.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 3.00 Football’s Greatest Players 3.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 4.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games 4.30 La Liga Greatest Games 5.00 MLS Round-Up Show 5.30 Football Countdowns 6.00 SPFL Round-Up 6.15 SPFL Greatest Games 6.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 7.00 MLS Round-Up Show w A review of the latest round. 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Eredivisie Round-Up The latest news and action. 9.00 League 2 Play-Off Final 16/17 10.00 Revista De La Liga Highlights of the latest matches. 10.30 La Liga World A round-up of recent action. 11.00 MLS Round-Up Show 11.30 La Liga Icons A profile of Neymar. 12.00 Revista De La Liga 12.30 La Liga World 1.00 One2Eleven 1.30 SPFL Greatest Games 2.00 Revista De La Liga 2.30 La Liga World 3.00 Football Years 3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football’s Greatest Players 5.30-6am Football’s Greatest Teams SKY SPORTS ACTION 6am Boxing Gold 7.00 Sporting Triumphs 7.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold 8.30 NFL: Greatest Games 10.00 NFL: America’s Game 11.00 Racing News 11.30 Sporting Triumphs 12.00 NFL: A Football Life 1.00 Boxing Gold 2.00 Darts Gold 3.00 NFL: Greatest Games 4.30 Sportswomen 5.00 Sporting Records 5.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold 6.00 Sportswomen 6.30 Darts Gold 7.00 Fight Night 9.00 Sportswomen 9.30 Darts Gold 10.30 Sportswomen 11.00 NFL: A Football Life 12.00 NFL: America’s Game 1.00 Super League Gold 2.00 NFL: Greatest Games 3.30 NFL: A Football Life 4.30 Sporting Records 5.00-6am LIVE International Netball. Jamaica v Fiji. Centre-pass at 5.10. SKY SPORTS ARENA 6am Sporting Greats 7.00 WWE Smackdown Hlts 8.00 Great Sporting Moments 9.00 Sporting Records 10.00 Sporting Greats 11.00 Darts Gold 12.00 Sporting Records 1.00 Great Sporting Moments 2.00 Sporting Greats 3.00 Sporting Records 4.00 WWE Slam City 4.30 WWE From The Vault 5.00 WWE Smackdown 7.00 WWE From The Vault 8.45 WWE Slam City 9.00 WWE Late Night Raw 12.00 LIVE WWE Late Night Smackdown. Wrestling action. 2.00 Sky Sports Boxing Gold 2.30 Sporting Records 4.00 WWE From The Vault 5.00-6am Great Sporting Moments BT SPORT 1 6am Game Of The Week 6.30 A-League Highlights 7.30 NBA: Beyond The Paint 8.00 Premier League Review 9.00 Motorcycling: Asia Talent Cup 10.30 The Manager 11.00 Bundesliga Highlights 12.00 Game Of The Week 12.30 The Manager g 1.30 Ligue 1 Highlights 2.30 WTA Tennis 4.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day one of the Miami Open. 12.00 MotoGP Rewind 12.15 Premier League Tonight 12.45 Classic MOTD: Thrillers 1.00 30 For 30 3.00 National League Highlights 3.30 Gillette World Sport 4.00 Fishing 5.00-6am Motorcycling: Asia Talent Cup BT SPORT 2 6am 30 For 30 12midnight LIVE NBA. Boston Celtics v Oklahoma City Thunder. Tip-off at 12.00. 2.30 NBA: Beyond The Paint 3.00 The Emirates FA Cup Highlights 3.30 30 For 30 5.30-6am Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights BT SPORT 3 6am Bundesliga 2 7.30 Serie A 12.30 Bundesliga 2 2.00 Anglo-Welsh Cup 3.30 NBA 6.30 Premier League Review 7.30 Serie A Show 8.00 FA Cup Highlights 8.30 National League Highlights 9.00 UFC Reloaded 11.30 UFC Connected 12.00 Motorcycling: Asia Talent Cup 2.00 IndyCarr Highlights 3.00 Ligue 1 Highlights 4.00 Serie A Show 4.30 A-League A League Highlights 5.30-6am 5.30 6am Game Of The Week S4C 6am Cyw 12.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 12.05 Dudley Ar Daith 12.30 Trycar 1.30 Perthyn 2.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 3.05 John Ac Alun 3.30 Popeth Ar Ffilm 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Pigo Dy Drwyn 5.30 Gwboi A Twm Twm 5.45 FI: Megan 6.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 6.05 04 Wal 6.30 Rownd A Rownd 7.00 Heno 7.30 Pobol Y Cwm 8.00 Cefn Gwlad 9.00 Newyddion 9 A’r Tywydd 9.30 Y Byd Ar Bedwar 10.00 Lle Aeth Pawb? Merched Pop 65-75 11.00-11.35pm Pobol Y Rhondda BBC ONE WALES As main BBC ONE except: 9.00-10pm Keeping Faith 10.40 Shetland 11.40 This Country 12.10 Rehab: Addicted Lives 1.40-6am BBC News BBC TWO WALES As main BBC TWO except: 1.45pm First Minister’s Questions 2.35 Yes Chef 3.20 Planet Earth 4.20 Spy In The Wild 5.20 Coast 5.30-6.00 X-Ray 11.15pm-12.15am Pilgrimage: The Road To Santiago Now simply collect 9 codes to pick your date with JOIN TODAY AT SUNSAVERS.CO.UK OR DOWNLOAD THE FREE APP 18+ UK residents only (excludes Isle of Man & Channel Islands). T&Cs apply, see thesun.co.uk/superdays. Code collect 17/03/18 - 03/04/18 DON’T MISS YOUR CODE TODAY 31 32 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1GM tvguide Tuesday FREEVIEW The Dishes? 7.55 Emmerdale 8.20 Coronation Street 9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.20 The Bachelor 12.15 Emmerdale 12.45 Coronation Street 1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 4.55 Judge Rinder 6.00 Take Me Out 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 8.00 Two And A Half Men 9.00 FILM Paul (2011) 11.10 Family Guy 12.05 American Dad! 1.05 Two And A Half Men 1.55 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 2.25 Teleshopping 5.55-6am Nightscreen Goldbergs 1.00 The Big Bang Theory 2.00 How I Met Your Mother 3.00 New Girl 4.00 Brooklyn NineNine 5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 My Hotter Half 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 Tattoo Fixers: X-Rated 10.00 Five Star Hotel 11.05 The Big Bang Theory 12.05 First Dates 1.10 Five Star Hotel 2.10 Tattoo Fixers: X-Rated 3.05 Timeless 3.45 Rude Tube 4.15 Rules Of Engagement 4.55-6am Rude(ish) Tube 6am Classic Coronation Street 6.50 Heartbeat 7.55 The Royal 8.55 Judge Judy 10.20 Inspector Morse 12.35 The Royal 1.40 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic Coronation Street 3.45 On The Buses 4.50 You’re Only Young Twice 5.25 Rising Damp 5.55 Heartbeat 7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Midsomer Murders 10.00 Scott & Bailey 12.05 A Touch Of Frost 2.00 Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping 8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 11.35 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come Dine With Me 4.50 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 6.55 The Supervet 7.55 Grand Designs 9.00 24 Hours In A&E 10.00 999: What’s Your Emergency? 11.05 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown 12.10 24 Hours In A&E 1.15 999: What’s Your Emergency? 2.15 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 3.10-3.50am 8 Out Of 10 Cats Uncut ITV3 freeview 10 LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, 5USA, 9pm Benson investigates when a girl is invited to meet her celebrity crush, and is later found assaulted in an alley – and the star becomes the main suspect in the case. BBC FOUR freeview 9 7pm Beyond 100 Days; Weather 7.30 Secret Knowledge: The Art Of The Vikings 8.00 Immortal Egypt With Joann Fletcher 9.00 Madame Tussaud: A Legend In Wax 10.00 The Prosecutors: Real Crime And Punishment 11.00 Britain’s Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates And Rogues 12.00 Treasures Of Ancient Greece 1.00 Top Of The Pops: 1982 2.00 A History Of Art In Three Colours 3.00-4am Britain’s Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates And Rogues ITV2 freeview 6 6am The Planet’s Funniest Animals 6.20 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 7.10 Who’s Doing Satellite & Digital ITV4 freeview 24 6am The Chase 8.00 Ironside 9.00 Quincy ME 10.05 Minder 11.10 The Saint 12.15 Storage Wars 12.45 Live Snooker: Players Championship 5.00 Goals Of The 90s 5.15 The Avengers 6.15 Storage Wars 6.45 Live Snooker: Players Championship. The evening session on day two from Llandudno. 11.00 FILM Jaws: The Revenge. Thriller starring Michael Caine. (1987) 12.50 The Americans 1.50 Minder 2.55 Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping E4 freeview 28 6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Rules Of Engagement 8.00 How I Met Your Mother 9.00 New Girl 10.00 2 Broke Girls 11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 12.00 The MORE4 freeview 14 5USA freeview 21 6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Catch A Contractor 9.35 Chicago PD 10.25 Law & Order 11.20 NCIS: New Orleans 1.15 NCIS 2.10 Chicago PD 3.05 Law & Order 5.00 CSI: NY 7.00 NCIS 9.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11.55 Taken 12.55 CSI: NY 2.50 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping 5STAR freeview 30 6am Teleshopping 8.00 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops 8.25 Dance Moms 9.05 Last Man Standing 10.05 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 11.05 On Benefits: Life On The Dole 12.05 Police Interceptors 1.05 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away 3.00 Neighbours 3.30 Home And Away 4.00 Will & Grace 5.00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 6.00 Neighbours 6.30 Home And Away 7.00 Last Man Standing 8.00 Car Crash TV 9.00 Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live 11.05 FILM Practical Magic. Fantasy with Sandra Bullock. (1998) 1.15 Wentworth Prison 2.25 Extreme Hair Wars 3.25 Last Man Standing 3.45 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping PICK freeview 11 6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Motorway Patrol 8.00 Police Force: Australia 9.00 Without A Trace 10.00 Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00 Haven 1.00 A Town Called Eureka 2.00 House 3.00 Police Force: Australia 4.00 Border Security: America’s Front Line 5.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 6.00 Warehouse 13 7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00 Babylon 5 9.00 A Haunting 11.00 Britcam: Emergency On Our Streets 12.00 Street Crime UK 1.00 Police 10/7 2.00 Road Wars 3.00 Britcam: Emergency On Our Streets 4.00 Motorway Patrol 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare DAVE freeview 12 6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10 American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00 American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 2.00 Top Gear USA Special 3.00 Impossible Engineering 4.00 World’s Most Dangerous Roads 5.00 Top Gear 7.00 World’s Most Dangerous Roads 8.00 Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish 9.00 Room 101. With Des O’Connor. 11.00 Live At The Apollo 12.00 QI XL 1.00 QI 1.40 Would I Lie To You? 2.15 Mock The Week 2.55 Suits 4.00-6am Teleshopping REALLY freeview 17 6am Fantasy Homes By The Sea 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Escape To The Country 9.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea 10.00 DIY SOS 11.00 Countryside 999 12.00 Antiques Road Trip 1.00 Escape To The Country 2.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea 3.00 Countryside 999 4.00 Paranormal Investigators 5.00 Ghost Adventures 6.00 Antiques Road Trip 8.00 DIY SOS 9.00 Secret Eaters 10.00 Murder Made Me Famous 11.00 Women Behind Bars 12.00 Nurses Who Kill 1.00 Crime Stories 2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 Nurses Who Kill 4.50 Women Behind Bars 5.35-6am Home Of The Year YESTERDAY freeview 19 6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00 Coast 10.00 Who Do You Think You Are? 11.00 Impossible Railways 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Galapagos 2.00 Planet Earth 3.00 Coast 4.00 Medieval Murder Mysteries 5.00 Impossible Railways 6.00 Hunting Down The Nazis 7.00 Deep Wreck Mysteries. The wreck of HMS Audacious. 8.00 Full Steam Ahead. Peter Ginn and Alex Langlands work as navvies. 9.00 One Foot In The Grave 11.00 The Best Of Tommy Cooper 1.00 Mummies Alive 2.00 Pointless 3.00-6am Teleshopping SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32 6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Living With The Enemy (2005) 10.50 FILM Lies And Deception (2005) 12.35 FILM The Face Of Love (2013) 2.30 FILM Another Earth (2011) 4.25 FILM Jackie Chan’s The Medallion (2003) 6.20 FILM Last Action Hero (1993) 9.00 FILM Starship Troopers. Sci-fi adventure starring Casper Van Dien. (1997) 11.35 FILM Ghosts Of Mars (2001) 1.35 Sony Movie News Extra 1.45 FILM 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013) 3.50 Sony Movie News Extra 4.00 FILM Fatal Trust (2006) 5.50-6am Sonyy Movie News Extra ENTERTAINMENT SKY ATLANTIC 6am The Guest Wing 7.00 Storm City 8.00 Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets 9.00 The West Wing 11.00 House 1.00 Without A Trace 2.00 Blue Bloods 3.00 The West Wing 5.00 House 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A baby is kidnapped. 8.00 Blue Bloods. Henry suffers a heart attack during Thanksgiving. 9.00 Here And Now. Farid is troubled by his connection to Ramon. 10.10 Divorce. Robert and Frances reminisce about happier times. 10.45 Crashing. Comedian Bill Burr offers Pete his guest room. 11.20 SMILF 12.30 Billions 1.40 Dexter 4.00-6am The West Wing SKY LIVING 6am Motorway Patrol 7.00 Highway Patrol 7.30 Border Patrol 8.00 UK Border Force 9.00 Criminal Minds 10.00 Cold Case 11.00 The Biggest Loser: Australia 12.05 Obese: A Year To Save My Life USA 1.00 The Real A&E 2.00 Stop, Search, Seize 3.00 Nothing To Declare UK 4.00 Nothing To Declare 5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 6.00 Criminal Minds 7.00 The Real A&E 7.30 The Real A&E 8.00 Elementary. Kitty Winter returns, bearing a warning. 9.00 Chicago Fire. Brett and Dawson go undercover for the Chicago police. 10.00 How To Get Away With Murder. Laurel’s father arrives in town. 11.00 Criminal Minds. A murderer puts up posters of his intended victims. 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Cold Case 2.00 Grey’s Anatomy 3.00 Motorway Patrol 4.00 Nothing To Declare UK 5.00-6am The Biggest Loser: Australia FOX 8am Monk 9.00 Body Of Proof 11.00 The Mentalist 1.00 Body Of Proof 3.00 The Mentalist 5.00 NCIS 9.00 Family Guy 10.00 American Dad! 11.00 Family Guy 12.00 American Dad! 1.00 Family Guy 2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy 4.00 American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping GOLD 7.10am The Piglet Files 8.00 Waiting For God 8.40 Goodnight Sweetheart 9.20 Last Of The Summer Wine 11.20 My Family 12.00 My Hero 12.40 Dinnerladies 2.00 As Time Goes By 2.40 Waiting For God 3.20 My Hero 4.00 Last Of The Summer Wine 6.00 As Time Goes By 6.40 Dad’s Army 8.00 Dinnerladies. Double bill. Bren’s past catches up with her. Then, Twinkle and Stan spoil Petula’s Christmas plans. 9.30 Gavin & Stacey. Bryn tries to organise a surprise for Gwen’s birthday. 10.10 Live At The Apollo. Alan Carr hosts. 11.05 Gimme Gimme Gimme 12.25 Vic Reeves Big Night Out 1.00 Live At The Apollo 2.00 Gimme Gimme Gimme 2.30 Harry Hill’s TV Burp 3.20 Vic Reeves Big Night Out 4.00-6am Teleshopping COMEDY CENTRAL 8am Scrubs 9.00 My Name Is Earl 10.00 Friends 1.00 Impractical Jokers 2.00 Friends 4.00 8 Simple Rules 5.00 Friends 8.00 The Middle. Mike’s wayward brother Rusty comes to town. 8.30 Life In Pieces. Greg and Jen slip away for a couples massage. 9.00 FILM Just Go With It. Romantic comedy with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. (2011) 11.20 The Chris Ramsey Show 11.50 Impractical Jokers 12.50 Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central 1.15 The Daily Show 1.50 South Park 3.35 The Cleveland Show 4.20 Two And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping W 6.15am MasterChef USA 8.00 Tipping Point 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Inside The Ambulance 12.00 Tipping Point 1.00 Supernanny US 2.00 MasterChef Junior USA 3.00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 5.00 Tipping Point 7.00 MasterChef Junior USA 8.00 Inside The Ambulance 9.00 Who Do You Think You Are? USA 10.00 999 Rescue Squad 11.00 Rent A Cop 12.20 EastEnders 1.00 Doctor Who 2.40 Judge Faith 3.00-6.15am Teleshopping UNIVERSAL 6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law & Order 2.00 NCIS 9.00 The Disappearance. Susan makes an important discovery. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Four episodes. 2.00 Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping DISCOVERY 6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaskan Bush People Special 8.00 Tony Robinson’s World War One 9.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00 Fast N’ Loud 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold Rush 5.00 Tony Robinson’s World War One 6.00 Wheeler Dealers 8.00 Fast N’ Loud 9.00 Street Outlaws Vs Fast N’ Loud. Both teams face chassis problems. 10.00 Gold Rush: White Water 11.00 Gold Rush 12.30 Street Outlaws Vs Fast N’ Loud 1.30 How It’s Made 3.00 Street Outlaws Vs Fast N’ Loud 3.50 Gold Rush: White Water 4.40 Gold Rush 5.30-6am How It’s Made MOVIES SKY CINEMA PREMIERE 6am Inconceivable (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★ 8.00 Jasper Jones (12, 2017) Mystery. ★★★★ 9.50 It Comes At Night (15, 2017) ★★★★ 11.30 Transformers: The Last Knight (12, 2017) Fantasy adventure starring Mark Wahlberg. ★★★ 2.10 Eat Locals (15, 2017) Horror. ★★★ 4.00 Jasper Jones (12, 2017) Mystery. ★★★★ 6.00 Inconceivable (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★ 8.00 Transformers: The Last Knight (12, 2017) Fantasy adventure starring Mark Wahlberg. ★★★ 10.40 Eat Locals (15, 2017) Horror. ★★★ 12.20 It Comes At Night (15, 2017) ★★★★ 2.00 Custodyy (12, 2016) Drama. ★★★★ 3.50 Numb (12, 2015) Thriller. ★★★ 5.30-6am The Great Wall: Special SKY CINEMA COMEDY 6.50am The Shape Of Water: Special 7.10 In & Out (12, 1997) Comedy. ★★★ 8.50 The Cable Guyy (12, 1996) Comedy. ★★★ 10.30 Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobbyy (15, 2006) Comedy. ★★★ 12.35 Snatched (15, 2017) Comedy. ★★★ 2.15 Date Night (15, 2010) Comedy. ★★★ 3.50 Love Actuallyy (15, 2003) Comedy. ★★★ 6.10 Ghost Town (12, 2008) Comedy. ★★★ 8.00 Snatched (15, 2017) Comedy. ★★★ 9.40 Date Night (15, 2010) Comedy. ★★★ 11.20 Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie (15, 2014) ★★ 1.00 The Blues Brothers (15, 1980) ★★★★★ 3.20 Almost Christmas (12, 2016) ★★★★ 5.15-7.05am Dragnet (PG, 1987) Comedy. ★★ SKY CINEMA ACTION MEN 6am The Matrixx (15, 1999) ★★★★★ 8.20 The Matrix Reloaded (15, 2003) ★★★ 10.40 The Matrix Revolutions (15, 2003) ★★★ 12.55 John Wick: Chapter 2 (15, 2017) ★★★ 3.05 The Matrixx (15, 1999) ★★★★★ 5.25 The Matrix Reloaded (15, 2003) ★★★ 7.45 The Matrix Revolutions (15, 2003) ★★★ 10.00 John Wick: Chapter 2 (15, 2017) ★★★ RADIO RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1 12.15 The Day The Earth Stood Still (12, 2008) Sci-fi remake starring Keanu Reeves. ★★ 2.15 The Matrix Revolutions (15, 2003) ★★★ 4.30 Black Panther: Special 5.00-6am Sky Cinema Preview SKY CINEMA FAMILY 6.25am The Dragon Spell (U, 2016) ★★★ 7.55 Rock Dog (PG, 2016) Animation. ★★★ 9.30 Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian (PG, 2009) Fantasy. ★★★ 11.20 Dive Olly Dive And The Octopus Rescue (PG, 2016) Animated adventure. ★★★ 12.45 The Karate Kid (PG, 2010) Drama. ★★★ 3.10 Louis & Luca: The Big Cheese Race (U, 2015) Animation. ★★★★ 4.35 Rock Dog (PG, 2016) Animation. ★★★ 6.10 Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian (PG, 2009) Fantasy. ★★★ 8.00 The Karate Kid (PG, 2010) Drama. ★★★ 10.25 Willow w (PG, 1988) Fantasy. ★★ 12.35 Winter Wedding (PG, 2017) ★★★★ 2.15 12 Days Of Giving (U, 2017) ★★★ 3.55 Candy Planet (U, 2016) Animation. ★★★ 5.20-6.45am Dive Olly Dive And The Octopus Rescue (PG, 2016) Adventure. ★★★ SKY CINEMA DRAMA 6am Meet Joe Blackk (12, 1998) Fantasy. ★★ 9.00 The Doo Dah Man (12, 2015) ★★★★ 10.40 The Ugly Truth (15, 2009) Comedy. ★★ 12.25 The Man Who Knew Infinityy (12, 2015) Drama starring Jeremy Irons. ★★★★ 2.25 Cafe Societyy (12, 2016) Romantic comedy starring Steve Carell and Jesse Eisenberg. ★★★★ 4.10 Say Anything (15, 1989) Comedy. ★★★ 6.00 Crazy Heart (15, 2009) Drama. ★★★★ 8.00 The Ugly Truth (15, 2009) Comedy. ★★ 9.45 Demolition (15, 2015) Drama. ★★★ 11.35 American Honeyy (15, 2016) ★★★★ 2.25 The Meddler (12, 2015) ★★★ 4.15-6am Paradise, Hawaiian Style (U, 1966) Musical starring Elvis Presley. ★★ RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3 6.30am Nick Grimshaw 10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45 Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 The 8th 11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00 Annie Nightingale 3.00 Comedy: Scott & Chris 4.00-6.30am Adele Roberts 6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00 Composer Of The Week: Debussy 1.00 News 1.02 Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 5.00 In Tune 7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert 10.00 Free Thinking Festival 10.45 The Free Thinking Essay 11.00 Late Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night 6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine 2.00 Steve Wright In The Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo 7.00 Jamie Cullum 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 Bill Kenwright’s Golden Years 11.00 Nigel Ogden: The Organist Entertains 11.30 Listen To The Band 12.00 Sounds Of The 80s (R) 2.00 Radio 2 Playlist 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz 6am Today 8.30 LW: Yesterday In Parliament 9.00 Civilisation: A Sceptic’s Guide 9.30 One To One (R) 9.45 Keywords For Our Time 9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman’s Hour 11.00 Aftermath 11.30 Perfect Husband, Pitiable Artist 12.00 News; LW: Shipping 12.04 Home RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2 RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4 SKY CINEMA HITS 7.10am Oz The Great And Powerful (PG, 2013) Fantasy adventure starring James Franco. ★★★ 9.25 Captain America: Civil Warr (12, 2016) Superhero adventure starring Chris Evans. ★★★★ 11.55 Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyy (12, 2016) Sci-fi prequel starring Felicity Jones. ★★★★★ 2.15 Tumbledown (15, 2015) Comedy. ★★★★ 4.15 Oz The Great And Powerful (PG, 2013) Fantasy adventure starring James Franco. ★★★ 6.30 Captain America: Civil Warr (12, 2016) Superhero adventure starring Chris Evans. ★★★★ 9.00 Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyy (12, 2016) Sci-fi prequel starring Felicity Jones. ★★★★★ 11.20 Paul (15, 2011) Comedy. ★★★★ 1.10 Wakefield (15, 2016) Mystery. ★★★★ 3.05 Man Down (15, 2015) Wartime drama. ★★★ 4.45-7am Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side Of Dimensions (PG, 2016) Animation. ★★★★ 1.15 Brother Bear (U, 2003) Animation. ★★★ 2.45 Mulan (U, 1998) Animation. ★★★★ 4.20 Meet The Robinsons (U, 2007) ★★ 6.00 Bedknobs And Broomsticks (U, 1971) Musical fantasy starring Angela Lansbury. ★★★ 8.00 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12, 2017) Adventure. ★★★ 10.15 The Great Muppet Caperr (U, 1981) Comedy featuring the voice of Jim Henson. ★★★★ 12.00 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12, 2017) Adventure. ★★★ 2.20 Return To Oz (PG, 1985) Fantasy. ★★★ 4.20-6am Mulan (U, 1998) Animation. ★★★★ SKY CINEMA SELECT SKY CINEMA GREATS 6.30am Ma Ma (12, 2015) Spanish drama. ★★★ 8.30 Cemetery Of Splendour (12, 2015) Fantasy drama starring Jenjira Pongpas. ★★★★ 10.40 The King’s Choice (12, 2016) ★★★★ 1.05 Return Of The Seven (PG, 1966) ★★★ 2.45 Girl, Interrupted (15, 1999) ★★★★ 5.00 The Confirmation (12, 2016) ★★★★ 6.45 Schindler’s List (15, 1993) ★★★★★ 10.00 T2: Trainspotting (18, 2017) ★★★★ 12.00 Inglourious Basterds (18, 2009) ★★★★ 2.35 The Transfiguration (15, 2016) ★★★ 4.20-6am The Black Orchid (U, 1958) Drama. ★★ SKY CINEMA DISNEY 6am 1984 (15, 1984) Drama. ★★★★ 8.00 Underworld: Blood Wars (15, 2016) ★★★ 9.45 Don’t Breathe (15, 2016) Horror. ★★★★ 11.30 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) ★★★★ 1.30 Resident Evil: The Final Chapterr (15, 2016) Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. ★★★ 3.30 1984 (15, 1984) Drama. ★★★★ 5.30 Underworld: Blood Wars (15, 2016) ★★★ 7.15 Don’t Breathe (15, 2016) Horror. ★★★★ 9.00 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) ★★★★ 11.15 Resident Evil: The Final Chapterr (15, 2016) Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. ★★★ 1.15 Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word (18, 2016) Horror with Sean Patrick Flanery. ★★★ 6am Strategic Air Command (U, 1955) ★★★ 8.00 The Top Ten Show 2018 8.15 I Am Number Four (12, 2011) ★★ 10.15 The Frighteners (15, 1996) ★★★★ 12.15 The Longest Dayy (PG, 1962) ★★★★ 3.15 Paint Your Wagon (PG, 1969) ★★★★ 6.00 I Am Number Four (12, 2011) ★★ 8.00 The Frighteners (15, 1996) ★★★★ 10.00 Don’t Look Now w (18, 1973) ★★★★★ 11.55 The Bourne Identityy (12, 2002) ★★★★ 2.05 The Bourne Supremacyy (12, 2004) ★★★★ 4.05-7.10am The Longest Dayy (PG, 1962) Wartime drama starring Richard Burton. ★★★★ 6.15am Dinosaur (PG, 2000) Animation. ★★★ 7.45 Meet The Robinsons (U, 2007) Animated adventure with the voice of Angela Bassett. ★★ 9.30 The Great Muppet Caper (U, 1981) Comedy with the voice of Jim Henson. ★★★★ 11.15 Bedknobs And Broomsticks (U, 1971) Musical fantasy starring Angela Lansbury. ★★★ Front 12.15 Four Seasons 12.17 Call You And Yours 12.57 Weather 1.00 The World At One 1.43 Four Seasons 1.45 Book Of The Week 2.00 The Archers (R) 2.15 Drama 3.00 Short Cuts 3.30 Costing The Earth 4.00 Four Seasons 4.02 Law In Action 4.30 A Good Read 5.00 PM; 5.54 LW: Shipping; Weather 5.58 Four Seasons 6.00 News 6.30 Love In Recovery (R) 7.00 The Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45 Based On A True Story 8.00 File On 4 8.40 In Touch 9.00 Inside Health 9.30 Civilisation: A Sceptic’s Guide (R) 10.00 The World Tonight 10.45 Book At Bedtime: Reservoir 13 11.00 Time Spanner (R) 11.30 Today In Parliament 11.55 Four Seasons 12.00 News And Weather 12.30 Book Of The Week: The Wood (R) 12.48 Shipping 1.00 As BBC World Service SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR 5.20 Shipping 5.30 News Briefing; Prayer For The Day 5.45 Farming Today 5.58-6am Tweet Of The Day RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive 6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 The Emma Barnett Show With Anna Foster 1.00 Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport 7.30 5 Live Sport 8.30 Euro Football 9.30 5 Live Boxing 10.30 Phil Williams 1.00 Up All Night 5.00 Morning Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk 6am Sam And Amy 10.00 Eddy Temple-Morris 1.00 Kate Lawler 4.00 Matt Richardson 7.00 Tim Cocker 11pm-6am Overnight 3.00 The Thing (18, 1982) ★★★★★ 5.00-6am Sky Cinema Preview SKY CINEMA THRILLER 7am Manhattan Night (15, 2016) ★★★ 9.00 Mean Dreams (15, 2016) ★★★★ 11.00 Nocturnal Animals (15, 2016) ★★★★ 1.00 Baby Driver (15, 2017) ★★★★★ 3.00 Roxxyy (15, 2016) ★★★ 4.55 The Purge: Election Year (15, 2016) ★★★★ 6.55 Ocean’s Thirteen (PG, 2007) ★★★ 9.00 Baby Driver (15, 2017) Action thriller starring Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey. ★★★★★ 10.55 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (12, 2010) Drama starring Michael Douglas. ★★★ 1.10 The Krays (18, 1990) ★★★★ 3.10 Hannibal (18, 2001) Thriller. ★★★ 5.25-7.05am Sam Churchill: Search For A Homeless Man (PG, 1998) Thriller. ★★ FILM4 freeview 15 11am The Undefeated (PG, 1969) Western. ★★ 1.25 The Sons Of Katie Elder (U, 1965) ★★★★ 3.50 The Quiet Man (U, 1952) Comedy. ★★★★ 6.25 Beautiful Creatures (12, 2013) ★★★ 8.59 The Counsellor Interview Special 9.00 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG, 2015) Comedy starring Dev Patel. ★★★ 11.30 The Counsellor (18, 2013) ★★★ 1.45-3.55am Requiem For A Dream (18, 2000) Drama starring Jared Leto. ★★★★ TCM 4.45pm Gunfighters Of Casa Grande (PG, 1964) Western starring Alex Nicol. ★★★ 6.50 The Prisoner Of Second Avenue (PG, 1974) Comedy starring Jack Lemmon. ★★★ 9.00 Paycheckk (12, 2003) Thriller. ★★ 11.25 From Dusk Till Dawn (18, 1996) ★★★★ 1.40 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura 3.30 Hollywood’s Best Film Directors 5.00-7am Gunfighters Of Casa Grande (PG, 1964) Western starring Alex Nicol. ★★★ TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com 6am The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With Ray Parlour 10.00 Jim White, Micky Gray And Bob Mills 1.00 Hawksbee And Jacobs. The latest sporting issues. 4.00 Adrian Durham And Darren Gough. The latest news from the footballing world. 7.00 Kick-off. With Mark Saggers. 10.00 Sports Bar. With Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy. 1.00-6am Extra Time With Adam Catterall TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk 6.30am Julia Hartley-Brewer 10.00 Mike Graham 1.00 Jamie East And Saira Khan 4.00 Eamonn Holmes 7.00 James Whale Feat Ash 10.00 The Late Night Alternative With Iain Lee 1.00 Paul Ross 5.00-6.30am James Max ............... Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton Snapchat: danbizarre must watch WHAT? Shetland, BBC1, 9pm. WHY? DNA results mean Jimmy has to face the fact that Duncan might have been involved in Lizzie Kilmuir’s murder – and possibly Sally McColl’s. Last in the series. I’ve launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video Email: email@example.com Twitter: @danwootton MY TEAM: Andy Halls, Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee and Benjy Potter MY HERO . . Ruth with judge SHE’S TOO GOOD TO BE PRUE EMOTIONS run high in tonight’s The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer, according to Scottish Conservatives leader RUTH DAVIDSON. The politician revealed she felt lust, fear – and even drunk – while filming alongside comic TIM MINCHIN, Made In Chelsea’s JAMIE LAING and singer ELLA EYRE. And Ruth grew particularly fond of judge PRUE LEITH. Ruth said: “When I first met Prue, I was a little stumbly with my words as I slightly love her. “I know they say, ‘Never meet your heroes,’ but that woman is a legend.” But the other Bake Off judge, PAUL HOLLYWOOD, filled Ruth with fear. She said: “We realised Paul was sitting in a corner in total silence, just staring at us. He has this incredible presence. He’s quite scary.” But Ruth managed to calm her nerves when she shared a tipple with the Channel 4 show’s host SANDI TOKSVIG. She added: “I am not entirely sober on screen.” bi bit Y now OPRAH WINFRE t of limits the amoun es – to tch wa she s new e said: stay happy. Sh making “You can end up sed if yourself depres s all you watch the new I watch the time. Now rmed, enough to stay info but that’s it.” soapbox p JOE’S apparent honesty unsettles Debbie in EMMERDALE but she eventually submits to his latest demands with some reservations. Marlon grows ever closer to Jessie. Unfortunately, he ends up landing himself in a very difficult situation with his bid to make an impression on her. In EASTENDERS, the prospect of Kat’s funeral brings the residents of Albert Square together to consider ways to raise money to pay for it. It results in Jay sorting out a free coffin and a Queen Vic fundraiser being organised. Elsewhere, Stacey gets a shock when mum Jean pops in and drops a bombshell, and Arshad finds a novel way of settling the new baby. BRAVE VIC IN CANCEPR STRI BREAST cancer survivor VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE is bravely revealing her scars by stripping for a TV special. The presenter, far left, is joining the line-up for ITV’s The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night, screened on Thursday, March 29 at 9pm, to raise awareness of the disease. She will appear alongside Loose Women host COLEEN NOLAN, Emmerdale’s SALLY DEXTER, Hi-de-Hi! legend RUTH MADOC, former Liberty X singer MICHELLE HEATON, presenter SARAH-JANE CRAWFORD, comic HELEN LEDERER and reality TV’s MEGAN McKENNA. Victoria, who had a mastectomy in 2015, said: “If it means other people who are diagnosed see that and think: ‘Oh, maybe I could do that’, that would be brilliant. “This is another opportunity to get the message across to people to check their breasts.” Victoria said the health scare has brought her even closer to her partner Mark Sandell. He, their sons Oliver and Joe, close friends and family all “totally stepped up”. She added: “My outlook to life has definitely changed. Life is short and I’ve had that lesson now. I’ve got a second chance and I’m making the most of every minute.” Good on her for taking part – she’s braver than me. Rula is drawn back to Corrie AND NIGEL TOO IN BID FOR LAUGHS CORONATION Street bosses are bringing back two familiar faces to fill the void left by SHAYNE WARD and CATHERINE TYLDESLEY. I can reveal NIGEL HAVERS and RULA LENSKA are due to return to the cobbles later this year in separate storylines involving the soap’s veteran character Audrey Roberts. The move will no doubt be popular with fans, who last saw Rula as mischievous hairdresser Claudia Colby in 2011 and Nigel, right, playing dastardly Lewis Archer in 2013. And thankfully, I’m told the comebacks will give the show a much-needed comedic boost. An ITV source said: “Producers are delighted to have Nigel and Rula back. They were both hugely popular on the show, and it feels like an age since either of them were last on the cobbles. “They are returning this summer but at separate points and in different storylines. “Both stories will involve SUE NICHOLLS, who plays Audrey. “Smooth-talking Lewis will have his eye on Audrey, while Claudia is a real thorn in her side, trying to poach her staff and stealing her customers. It will be lots of fun and much more like the Corrie comedy of old.” Glamorous Rula, below, first joined the soap in 2009. It was three years after her memorable Celebrity Big Brother appearance alongside GEORGE GALLOWAY, in which the former MP pretended to be a cat. Nigel won a British Soap Award in 2013 for his role as Lewis, who had relationships with Audrey and her daughter Gail Platt. It looks like Audrey is going to have a lot of screen time in the coming months. I revealed in February that SEAN WILSON, who plays her former son-in-law Martin Platt, had began filming. It must be the year of the comeback. lChannel 5 lines up John Prescott for documentary about Yorkshire lReturn of Sky Atlantic’s Britannia DIGITAL RADIO • APP VIRGINRADIO.CO.UK 34 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1GM dear deidre Head to thesun.co.uk/deardeidre to read more readers’ letters. To find how my problem page works, see thesun.co.uk/deardeidrefaqs My new love is ex’s best mate Dear Deidre I AM sleeping with my ex-girlfriend’s best mate. I do feel guilty about it but the sex is just too good to say no. I am 27, my ex is 24 and we were together for more than three years. At first we lived together with her friend as a flatmate. We all got on brilliantly. Her friend and I often used to sit and chat while my ex was at work. We had loads in common. Then my ex and I found our own place nearer to where we both work. At first everything was great but we started rowing. Eventually, after six months, we agreed to go our separate ways. We still speak and she’s not moved on to anyone new. Her friend meanwhile got a flat closer to where I live now and we have stayed good mates. She is 26 and has been there for me in some difficult moments. I invited her round for a takeaway a couple of months ago and we had a lovely evening. We had lots to drink but not too topic4today SNORING can be a real risk to health – as well as keeping your partner awake and harming your relationship. You don’t have to put up with it, though. Self-help measures and expert treatment can lead you back towards a good night’s sleep. All is explained in my e-leaflet Stopping Snoring. You can either email the address below for a copy, or PM me on my Dear Deidre Facebook page. firstname.lastname@example.org much not to know what we were doing. We started flirting and she was kissing my ear. It all got pretty heated when she took off her top and we ended up having sex. It was pretty amazing for us both. Since then she has been coming round a couple of times a week and we have sex. I am fall- ing for her but I feel terribly guilty all the time. It’s like I am cheating on my ex, which is ridiculous really when we are no longer together. I guess it’s because it is with her best friend. I know she would go ballistic if she found out about us and her mate says the same. So we have to keep our relationship a secret which is going to be hard if we decide to get together as a couple. I do not want to lose this girl. What should I do? 0 DEIDRE SAYS: Clearly, if she is as interested as you are, you’re just going to have to be brave and be open with your ex. One or both of you had best tell her so she hears it from you and not from a third party. Your relationship with her is over and she has no claim on your fidelity now. It may sting but I hope she will have the dignity to accept the news with good grace. You can reassure her that getting together with her friend played no part in you breaking up. Still, I doubt the girls’ friendship will survive this so you need to be pretty sure you want to make a go of this relationship before you go public. Dear Deidre DISNEYLAND® PARIS SAVE UP TO 25% OFF* & FREE HALF-BOARD MEAL PLAN* with OUR marriage is dead, my husband and I hardly speak and if I try he shuts me down. I am 42, he’s 66 but the age gap has never been a problem and our sex life was good until four years ago when he had some surgery on his back. He recovered but I pinpoint the change from then on. I have lost weight and started taking more care of myself. I have my hair and nails done every week and go to the gym. I know I look good Dear Deidre ©Disney © 2018 MARVEL Price includes: Disneyland ® Paris 2 nights 2 nights’ accommodation in a Disney® Hotel FROM 3-day entry to the Disney® Parks per person £179 FREE Half-board Meal Plan* Plus, book today with MagicBreaks to receive: A FREE Eurotunnel crossing+ A magical call from Mickey Mouse to announce your stay 15% discount off dining at Planet Hollywood® and Earl of Sandwich® Disney activity book Call 0330 331 0470 or visit suntravel.magicbreaks.co.uk Book by 25th April 2018 Terms and conditions: *Offer is valid for new bookings on a 2-,3-,4- or 5+ night package made by 25/04/2018 for arrivals from 21/03/2018-06/11/2018 (excluding Disney’s Hotel New York which is for arrivals until 29/09/2018 only). Offer available in at least 1 Disney® Hotel per arrival date. Length of stay requirements may apply. Offer excludes certain room types. Local taxes apply to adults 18 and above (at the time of check-in) per night. Discount based on public prices (local taxes excluded). For full details of meals included and the selection of restaurants available please see magicbreaks.co.uk, restrictions may apply. All offers are subject to availability and Disneyland® Paris terms and conditions. For full details of the offer see magicbreaks.co.uk. ^Price is based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12 sharing a Trapper Cabin at Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch on selected dates. +Offer is limited to one car carrying up to 6 occupants per booking on selected dates between 01/03/201820/07/2018, subject to availability. Cars over 1.85m or with a roofbox are subject to available space. EVEN though my 11-year-old daughter is not overweight, she is determined to diet. She has always had a healthy appetite, loved cooking with me and I have never talked about dieting myself in front of her. But since she started her new school last year she has friends who are obsessed with how they look. She does not eat breakfast any longer, and often leaves some of her packed lunch. I insist she eats an evening and I feel good too but I might as well not bother for all the attention I get. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: I suspect that surgery made him feel his age. It probably interrupted your sex life and he has never got back into his stride. Model the behaviour you want from him. Don’t ask for attention but give him lots – cuddles and (gentle) back rubs too. My e-leaflet on Reviving A Man’s Sex Drive can help you help him get back his mojo. meal with us. I don’t want to over-react but what do I do? 0 DEIDRE SAYS: Explain to her that healthy eating, not dieting, is the way to look good, backed up with fresh air and exercise. She needs nutritious foods, but let her have input into the choices. Insist she eats a good breakfast, and talk to her head of year. Make sure there is no bullying going on, but also ask them to organise some talks on healthy nutrition. HURT BY deidre’s photo casebook FELLA’S JEANETTE’S NEW MAN: DAY 2 . . . ANYWAY, HE’S CALLED KEN, WHICH IS A BIT DODGY THESE DAYS, BUT YOU CAN’T HAVE EVERYTHING! HE SOUNDS LOVELY, BELLA. ONE OF THESE DAYS I MIGHT MEET SOMEONE NICE MYSELF, YOU CAN BUT HOPE HEY, GORGEOUS, KEN HERE. I THOUGHT I MIGHT BUY YOU A DRINK TONIGHT, IF YOU’RE FREE? 4. Or follow me on Twitter: @deardeidre I WENT on my boyfriend’s Instagram and was shocked to find he was messaging a girl who works in a strip club. We have been together for nearly four years. He’s 32 and I am 27. He and this girl had obviously started following one another and in his latest message he was asking what she charges for an out-ofhours private dance. I am in bits over this but if I say anything he will go mad that I sneaked. I’d like to see the messages openly before I confront him. Then there will be no way out for him. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: This isn’t something you can ignore. It will eat into you until you say something. Be honest that you were being nosy – though not expecting to catch him out – and were upset he has been in contact with this girl. Rather than trying to gather more evidence to catch him out, focus on what’s going on in your relationship. Do you have fun together? How is your sex life? Put your energy into strengthening your love and you won’t need to worry about some Instagram girl. Dear Deidre ER, ACTUALLY, KEN, I’VE ARRANGED TO GO OUT WITH MY FLATMATE. HOW ABOUT TOMORROW? I KNOW I LIED, BUT I WANT TO PLAY IT COOL. I THINK HE’D PREFER A GIRL WHO WAS A BIT HARD TO GET 1. Email me: email@example.com 3. Write to me: Deidre Sanders, The Sun, London SE1 9GF (enclose SAE) Dear Deidre HUSBAND REFUSES TO SHOW ANY LOVE EVERY PROBLEM GETS A FREE PERSONAL REPLY usually in 24hrs weekdays 2. Private message me on Facebook facebook.com/DearDeidreOfficial STRIPPER FLIRTING I THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD KEEN TO GO OUT WITH HIM? LET’S JUST HOPE YOU’RE RIGHT Continues tomorrow WE have been together for ten years but only married a year ago and already my husband is questioning if he still loves me. We are men aged 30. Both of us cheated 18 months ago but agreed it was down to us being in a rut, and began planning the wedding. We were happy at first but then our sex life tailed off and his lack of interest made me anxious about us. We had a row and he admitted he wanted a break. We are back together but things aren’t right. He refuses to say, “I love you.” I feel like I am going crazy wanting to talk and sort things out. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: It sounds as though you didn’t address the reasons why you both cheated before you wed and now those issues have re-emerged. You are together but not on the same page emotionally. Tell him that your marriage is in crisis but wedding vows should be taken seriously. You two need counselling together to see if you can save your relationship. My e-leaflet How Counselling Helps explains. l I’M answering your problems live on ITV’s This Morning today, from 10.30. Call 08000 304 044. 0 DAILY 1GM A QUARTER of social media users never update privacy settings and half of us use the same password for everything, according to new research. Whether you use a smartphone, tablet or laptop, online security is vital for keeping hackers at bay. Here, May King Tsang, security expert at Google Digital Garage, gives her top tips for staying cyber-safe. TECH TIPS TO BEAT HACKERS SURF SAFELY: Free wifi networks in public places such as hotels and cafes are a prime target for hackers who can set up bogus free hotspots to steal data. Don’t assume a network is genuine – disable auto-join features and verify before connecting. And never bank using an unsecure network. INSTALL PROTECTION: Put antivirus software on your devices to check you are protected and make sure all appliances are passwordprotected and locked. STAY INBOX-SAVVY: Messages saying you have won prizes, are owed money or claiming to be from an official organisation such as HMRC should raise alarm bells. Even if it looks legitimate, do not open anything. Hold your cursor over any link in the email. In the bottom left-hand corner of your screen you will see the email address it goes to. Contact the organisation through official channels. DOWNLOAD WITH CAUTION: Malware is software designed to manipulate your devices. This allows hackers to steal data. Ensure all software, programmes, music, apps or games you download are official and licensed. Never click on a pop-up box that looks suspicious. PASSWORD SECURITY: It takes hackers just ten minutes to crack a simple sixletter lowercase password, but years to decipher complex nine-character mixed ones. Use different random passwords with symbols, letters and numbers and change them regularly. SMART BANKING: If you get an email from your bank delete it and log straight on to your online facility via a secure wifi network. Enter the website details manually – do not click on any links provided. Legitimate messages will be duplicated in your messages folder. For free training visit Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... 35 Edited by JOELY CHILCOTT FIVE WAYS TO LOOK FIERCE IN LEOPARDSKIN SPOTS TIP Leopard-print coats are an annual favourite, with longer styles a smart option for both day and night. Blue dress, £49, Topshop; leopard-print faux-fur coat, £45, prettylittle thing.com; bag, £12.99, New Look Leopard-print blouse, £29.99, Zara; earrings, £4.99, New Look; pencil skirt, £25, block heels, £55, Next Leopard-print dress, £38, and boots, £60, asos.com; bag, £19.99, Lindex TIP Ease into it with accessories. Pair leopardprint heels with jeans to avoid a Theresa May look. Navy asymmetric shirt, £39.50, Autograph at M&S; tassel earrings, £7, Accessorize; belt, £7.99, Pull & Bear; jeans, £42, Miss Selfridge; leopard-print heels, £16, Peacocks TIP Welcome a wild touch to your workwear with a printed blouse. Pencil skirts are a must-have this season. TIP This fuss-free dress will have you feline fine. Slip it on and add colour with a pair of statement red boots. The claws show TIP Keep the print balanced. Pair a leopard skirt with neutral accessories and slouchy woolly which will not overpower. SINK your claws into leopard-print this season to look spot-on. The High Street is awash with stylish pieces. So make a statement in the fierce trend by slipping into the purr-fect dress, or start with a subtle flash of the pattern. Here, SIOBHAN O’CONNOR shows you how to add some bite to your wardrobe, no matter your age. l All pics: Bue rug, £79, JD Williams; blue paint, £15, wilko.com. White jumper, £29.99, Stradivarius; leopard-print skirt, £41, Joanna Hope at JD Williams; bag, £12.99, New Look; nude block heels, £30, very.co.uk g.co/digitalgarage. Be 24/7 with your daily fix in The Sun, your weekend indulgence with magazine every Sunday AND D non-stop fashion and beauty news at thesun.co.uk/fabulous 36 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1GM SIMPLE FOODS DAILY THE HILARIOUS PROS A VEGETABLE RISOTTO YOU NEED: Handful pine nuts Handful blanched almonds Half onion, finely chopped 1 tbs olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 300g risotto rice 1 veg stock cube, plus 1l boiling water 150ml Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc 1 courgette, thinly sliced 100g fresh peas 100g asparagus, cut into bitesize pieces Freshly ground black pepper Few sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley Knob of butter Parmesan cheese, to serve Half a lemon, zest only METHOD: Lightly toast the nuts in a small, dry frying pan for a few minutes until golden, then set aside. In a large saucepan, gently fry the onion in the oil for five minutes until soft but not browned, then add the garlic and fry for another minute. Tip in the rice and stir well to coat all the grains in oil then add two ladles of hot stock, stirring it gently until most of the stock is absorbed. Add the alcohol-free Sauvignon Blanc and cook gently until most of that is absorbed. Keep adding stock, a ladleful at a time until most of it has been used up. Meanwhile, heat a griddle pan. Drizzle a little olive oil over the courgette slices and place on the griddle. Cook on both sides until they have nice char lines and are turning golden. Remove from the pan. Blanch the peas and asparagus in boiling water for two minutes then add to the risotto. Continue adding the rest of the stock then season with pepper and check that the rice is cooked – it should still be slightly firm in the middle. Stir in the chopped parsley, butter, courgettes, Parmesan and lemon. Serve the risotto into bowls and scatter with the nuts. l Recipe by Eisberg alcohol-free wine THERE is nothing like a long soak in the bath – and boffins at Loughborough University have found there is even more reason to find time for the tub. 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Email us why in 50 words at firstname.lastname@example.org, or share your best beauty tip or fave product on Instagram with hashtag #FabulousBA18, by March 23, 2018. For T&Cs, see fabulousmag.co.uk. ‘People say I’m smaller than they expected’ ‘The children used to call me the Fresh King’ NAOMI CAMPBELL has never set foot on a catwalk – a far cry from the supermodel with whom she shares her name. The 29-year-old office manager from Stockport, Gtr Manchester, says: Sharing the same name as the world’s most famous supermodel comes with its challenges. People judge me on my looks when they hear my name and I feel like saying: “I’m not a supermodel.” She’s this powerful, fiery female and I’m a shy 5ft 1in girl from a council estate. When I call up the local Pizza Express I always get: “Are you the real Naomi Campbell?” I stop myself from saying: “I’m pretty sure the real Naomi Campbell wouldn’t eat in Pizza Express.” When I meet new people they have a joke, saying things such as: “You’re a lot smaller than I expected.” After the news that Naomi was arrested for assault, I was buying a new mobile and the salesperson said: “Please don’t throw your phone at me.” But I’ve got free entry to nightclubs before, so there are worse people to share a name with. WILL SMITH, 63, runs a photobooth company and although he looks nothing like the Hollywood icon, it still leads to confusion for the father-oftwo, who lives with wife Shirley, 60, in North Shields, Tyne and Wear. He says: I watched The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air with my son Graham back in the Nineties. I loved it and always joked I was the original Will Smith. I’m much older, so the kids used to call me the Fresh King. At events people see “Will Smith” on the sign-in sheet and hope to see someone a bit more Hollywood than me. When we book into hotels, receptionists often think we’re using pseudonyms and having an affair. It makes Shirley laugh. She loves telling people she’s married to Will Smith. She jokes that I’m the good-looking one but he’s got all the money. Every time there’s a new Will Smith film out, my friends say: “Been away on location, Will? Looking forward to seeing your new film!” It never gets old. I’m proud to share his name. 6 7 6 7 1GM Tuesday March 20 2018 ............... 37 AND CONS OF HAVING A FAMOUS NAME SNOW ONE LIKE BIBIAN By KRIS HALLENGA IT was once again hard not to be inspired by the Winter Paralympics over the last couple of weeks. I watched in awe as people who have overcome extreme mental and physical difficulties threw themselves at incredible challenges to win a medal. Well, not only did I feel inspired, I also felt incredibly lazy. One athlete in particular blew me away. Dutch female snowboarder, Bibian Mentel-Spee, won her third gold at the age of 45 despite battling cancer for much of the last 18 years. Bibian, above, began snowboarding in 1993 and became the six-time Dutch champion in half-pipe and snowboardcross events before being struck by the nuisance that is cancer. But even a leg amputation to treat her first bout of bone cancer didn’t stop her, and she set her sights on the Paralympics. Four months after the amputation she was able to snowboard again, despite still needing crutches to walk. She then won the Dutch snowboard cross championships – main class, not handicapped – and worked with the International Paralympic Committee to get snowboarding adopted as a medal event at the Winter Paralympics. Do you know who we are? ‘We always get best seats and top service’ ‘Girls joke they had my poster on wall’ ‘Weird people added me on social media’ JAYME OLIVER is nothing like the famous chef. The 27-year-old support worker from Oxford lives with husband Colin, 31, a forklift driver. She used to hate being teased about the “Naked Chef” but loves the freebies. She says: My name was nothing special as a kid but when Jamie Oliver’s Naked Chef came on TV, suddenly I was the butt of jokes at school. I’ve grown from hating the affiliation to loving it. Once, my mum Gill made a reservation at Jamie’s Italian in Oxford for my birthday meal. When we arrived, she sent me in first and the waitress said they were expecting me. At the table there was a signed cookbook, we got a discounted bill and a free bottle of wine. If I book us in at a restaurant, we get the best seats and amazing service. I think they’re expecting the chef to turn up! When Colin and I married last year, he took my name. I wasn’t going to stop being Jayme Oliver. LAB technician Michael Jackson, 29, says his name has landed him in some Bad situations. He lives with fiancee Hayley Wright, a cosmetics distributor, and son Kyle, two, in Tamworth, Birmingham. Michael says: It’s certainly a conversation starter. People ask why my parents called me Michael. I honestly don’t know. My mum went to a concert of his when she was pregnant with me but says she wanted to call me Shaun. I loved MJ’s music growing up. Girls joked they had posters of me on their bedroom wall. Once, as a teenager, the police asked my group our names. I didn’t have ID so they bundled me into the back of a van and took me to the station. When I started getting accused of things, I had to deal with a few snide remarks. I wanted to carry on the famous name tradition with my son. I suggested “George Michael Jackson” but Hayley said it would be cruel. KATY PRICE likes make-up and fake tan but, unlike her famous namesake, she draws the line at cosmetic surgery. The support worker, who lives in Stoke on Trent, Staffs, with warehouse worker boyfriend Taylor Mulby, 21, says she has mixed feelings about her name. Katy, 29, says: Kids at school thought it hilarious to call me Jordan, Katie’s model name. It was weird having the same name as a glamour girl. She didn’t do me any favours with all her surgery and crazy love life either. Lots of strange people added me on social media. It got annoying so I made all my accounts private. Confusion over my name happens on a daily basis. People look at me when I say my name. At the doctors, when my name is lit up on the board, everyone turns around to look for Katie Price. People say to me: “Bet you’re not as rich as her.” Katie earns in five minutes what I earn in a year – but if I had a pound for every time someone called me Jordan (Katie’s pseudonym), I’d be on my way.” 6 7 6 7 6 Pictures: DAVID CUMMINGS Rely on crowdfunding After eight years of lobbying, she achieved her goal and qualified for the 2014 Games. Bibian was the flag bearer at the opening ceremony and won the gold medal. In July last year, cancer struck again, this time in her neck, oesophagus and ribs. She expected treatment to finish by October, leaving her enough time to train for PyeongChang 2018. But in December she was told that she required further surgery to replace a neck vertebra with a titanium frame – giving Bibian barely any time to prepare for the Games. This year, she was once again the Dutch flag bearer, and took the gold medal in the snowboard cross despite not having participated in a single competition leading up to the event. And, because of her condition, most of her sponsors had given up on her, so Bibian had to rely on crowdfunding to pay for her participation in the Winter Paralympics. If this story of determination and sheer KICK ASS does not inspire you – I am really not sure what will. I love stories like this and I hope this adds to the notion that it IS possible to live with cancer, and live bloody well, and achieve bloody BIG. Now excuse me while I slip and slide my way on the snowy streets to the supermarket. . . Just coppafeel and look out for the following... LOOK for changes in skin texture such as puckering LOOK for swelling in your armpit or around collarbone FEEL for lumps and thickening LOOK for constant pain in your breast or armpit LOOK for change in discharge LOOK for a change in size and shape LOOK for nipple inversion and changes in direction LOOK for a rash or crusting of the nipple or surrounding area 38 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1GM Mobility Loans & Finance Book your advertising 24/7 at: thesun.co.uk/advertise Home Shopping 1GM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... letters @ the-sun.co.uk The page where you tell Britain what you think I CANNOT understand why women are gullible enough to believe in fitness videos by so-called “celebrities”. Do they also believe that Taylor Swift, pictured, makes perfume just because it has her name on it? STEVE SMITH Leicester They have betrayed the very people who propelled them to stardom. I hope those same people send them back to the lives they had before. HARRY HODGE Preston, Lancs SURELY there must be a mobile phone detector or a signal blocker which can be installed in all prisons. Let’s have a prison do exactly what it is for — stop contact to the outside. IT appears that Vicky Pattison and Lauren Goodger have led their faithful fans into buying their weightloss DVDs without explaining exactly what they had to endure in order to lose weight. JESSIE WALLACE, pictured, seems to be getting into character for her return as Kat, falling over on a night out in London’s Soho. Life in Walford has been dull without the bolshie Mrs Moon. Your sign shines with its maximum potential, as the sun moves in to mark the spring equinox. This is your opportunity to set new personal goals and know you will achieve them. Venus wakes your love life on every level. If you have felt like you are settling for too little, you can change this. IN view of the thousands of children so badly let down by the authorities that ignored grooming, why have no lawyers come forward to offer representation so they can sue for damages? The sun goes into the deepest part of your chart to draw hidden talents to the surface. Love-wise, you meet someone amazing where strangers sing together. Already involved? A partner needs to hear those loving words. Like a psychic detective, you solve mysteries that lead to richly rewarding prizes. SYLVIA MONK Hayling Island, Hants CHARLOTTE PRIMROSE Lawford, Essex MALCOLM CLOAKE Oxford, W Mids Take Ant off TV for good I HAVE no sympathy for Ant McPartlin if he is guilty of driving under the influence of drink or drugs. £50 LETTER Celebrities make bad role models. Young people see them in the news every day. Ant appears on TV and the world is watching. Not being in control of his senses behind a wheel is very dangerous. He could have killed himself as well as any passengers or innocent bystanders. If Ant has problems he should employ a chauffeur. He can easily afford one. STEPHANIE BRYN Liverpool FOLLOWING Ant McPartlin’s arrest, it is time to remove him from all TV programmes. How could he be allowed to carry on with his presenting career? What signals does this send out to viewers? That it is OK to drink and you can keep your job? I work as a hospital domestic. If I failed a breathalyser test I would immediately lose my job. LYNNE HAGUE Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent IN a previous time, these millionaires would have had staff to drive them whenever and wherever they wished to go. I have no patience or sympathy with these people and I hope the courts throw the book at them. JOHN MORGAN Bath IT is terribly sad to see Ant McPartlin pressing the selfdestruct button again. A few years ago, this talented and popular guy had the world at his feet — a stellar TV career, a happy family life, and a stack of awards most showbiz personalities could only dream of. TXT US ON 07537 410199 Don’t forget to include your name. Standard text rates from your provider apply ENGLAND boycotting the World Cup would not make any difference to Russia, but if all the European teams pull out, it would really hurt. RICHARD PARRIS, Devon TORIES want to tax OAPs and older workers – roll on the election. MICK, West Mids DON’T mind 1p on NI for NHS but sort out health tourists and incompetent managers. OWEN, Porthcawl IT’S about time Whitehall civil servants were put in their place. Their job is to implement laws laid down in Parliament – not the other way round. FLASH, Church Crookham, Hants His arrest on suspicion of drinkdriving is a new low. I hope Ant will find the help he needs to conquer his demons and re-emerge as the lovable cheeky chap who has made the nation smile for so many years. CATH YOUNG Maidstone, Kent WHAT has happened to the firm hand of the law in this country? Compare Ant McPartlin being cajoled into a police car by a policewoman to the American approach — hands behind your back, handcuffs on, into the car, no messing about. No wonder respect for the law and our police is at a low. ROY DAVIES Northwich, Cheshire IT does not matter whether it’s Joe Bloggs, Ant McPartlin, or the Queen of Sheba. Anyone that gets behind the wheel while “over the limit” loses all respect. He may be going through troubled times but the damage and death many over-the-limit drivers cause demands the harshest sentence. SANDRA QUEEN Harlow, Essex IF the Parsons Green bomber receives a life sentence it will cost us thousands of pounds to keep him in relative luxury for that time. Just deport him and ban him from re-entry for life and save our taxes for important things. PHIL HUGHES Broadstairs, Kent ON Friday your reporter, Steve Hawkes, quoted a GMB union source as saying low wind caused wind turbines to produce little or no energy on a significant number of days. He could have gone further. Low wind most often occurs on cold, frosty days when we need power more than ever. Wealthy landowners are coining it in from these monstrosities and we are paying fortunes in green taxes to sustain them. We have to brush aside the idiotic opposition to fracking and get on with making ourselves self-sufficient for gas, hopefully before Putin turns off the taps. DAVID THOMAS Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan THE UK has a dangerously low gas storage capacity. This is the wake-up call to increase it before Russia turns off the tap. We cannot rely on hostile foreign countries for our energy needs. There is a wealth of shale gas below our feet, so we must ignore the anti-fracking mob with their discredited “disaster” claims and get fracking. CLARK CROSS Linlithgow, W Lothian email, fax, write or comment online We pay £50 for our Star Letter of the day: Email email@example.com. Fax us on 020 7782 4170 or write to Dear Sun, The Sun, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Include your full name and address. You can share your views at thesun.co.uk YOU could win £1,000 with super Sun Bingo. Just check the numbers below against those on grids in play on your gamecard. Complete ONE grid of 15 numbers and you win or share the prize. 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The spring equinox brings changes in family life and finances that give you so much to look forward to. You get the answers you need at home and at work. Single? Give a match-making friend’s ideas a try. This time there really is something different involved. The moon adds adventurous ideas to long-term love. Your strength lies in linking up with others, pooling your time and tactics. Together you can find solutions to problems and launch smart new projects. If you are in love, don’t set limits on honesty. Single? One smile from a retro-loving Leo and your heart is beating faster. This could be the real love deal. Mars makes your communication style bolder and you get noticed at work and socially. The arrival of spring inspires a switch to a healthier way of eating. Venus rebalances love so both partners are equally interested in commitment. Single? New love has your favourite name. This is a day of special glances and an undercurrent of secret attraction that can transform the role love plays in your life. The chance to try something new at work reveals a set of skills you never guessed you had. The winning-most part of your chart is switched on, so enter contests and check tickets . . . In keeping with your red-hot new romance style, your home zone is warm and sun-inspired. You are super-tuned to others’ needs and able to fulfil them. The equinox challenge is to be as kind and caring to yourself as you are to other people. Finding a corner to call your own at home helps get ideas flowing. Whatever you need to say can be turned into the right words and this time, it’s very clear what you mean. You can find the perfect reply even when sensitive subjects are discussed. With the sun in your communication chart, this is your moment to talk, write or photograph your way into a media job. Your Mars-moon mix means you stand out in any crowd and the brilliance of your schemes makes you a well-deserved success. Keep going! The sun sharpens money-management skills and that business start-up idea is in play. If you go to an event to please a friend, it could be you who finds love there. 39 40 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1GM 9^Wji JWheji Legal Notices 24/7 at: thesun.co.uk/advertise puzzles 1GM BRAINBUSTER Can you work out the answers to these equations? 1. Roman numeral L + days in January 2. Number of Greek Muses x number of Ancient Wonders 3. Number in a gross – hexadecimal equivalent of decimal 53 4. Square of one score ÷ notes in an octave We’ve got all your favourite brain teasers 5 Coffee time 11 ACROSS 8 1 Rice, graduate’s mother wants it back (7) ACROSS 8 Journalist taken in by posh language (7) 1 Variety of Indian rice (7) 9 Dog leaps in, playfully (7) 9 8 From Stockholm? (7) 10 Clever to hide £1 inside pottery (5) 9 Breed of dog (7) 11 Runs alive around everywhere (9) 10 Dutch pottery (5) 14 Italian capital is back in my recollection (6) 10 11 Global (9) 15 Governed by the fourth regulation? (5) 14 Recollection (6) 16 Lie in the warmth with extraterrestrial container (6) 15 Controlled (5) 11 12 13 20 Composer with Parisian grey copper’s coat (9) 16 Punnet (6) 23 Stick put right inside lifting machine (5) 20 Patina on copper (9) 24 Young ﬂower bored us terribly (7) 14 23 Large hoist (5) 25 Normal location doesn’t ﬁnish off newcomer (7) 24 Immature ﬂower (7) 26 Goads with sharp objects (7) 25 Arriviste (7) DOWN 15 26 Goads (7) 1 Fight when put up on transport (4-2) DOWN 2 Attic’s untidy still (6) 16 17 18 19 1 Brawl (4-2) 3 Sprightly American soldier covered in beer (5) 2 Constant, ﬁxed (6) 4 Pieces of land mentioned in Memphis lesson (5) 3 Flexible (5) 5 Decoration had shortly, we hear, been interfered 20 21 22 4 Dots of land (5) with (7) 5 Butted in (7) 6 Tailor-made bridge (6) 6 Bridge in Venice (6) 7 Talkative and spiteful about hotel (6) 23 7 Gossipy (6) 12 Road right out here, ﬁnally (5) 12 Course (5) 13 In the morning, stop change (5) 24 13 Alter (5) 15 Be esteemed always in scarlet (7) 15 Adored (7) 16 Starter of beef with spice produced muscle (6) 16 Arm muscles (6) 17 Initially short wait for twinkling in the sky (6) 25 17 Stellar (6) 18 Clannish Brazilian leader involved in ordeal (6) 18 Clannish (6) 19 Private remarks from assistants holding squadron 19 Stage whispers (6) leader (6) 26 21 Race again (5) 21 Some explorer unnecessarily has to go again (5) 22 Edition (5) 22 Offspring a matter of contention (5) Check today’s answers before midnight by calling 0906 757 7142 for Across and 0906 757 7143 for Down. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. 9 5 2 3 4 5 2 1 9 7 3 8 9 1 9 8 6 7 1 8 4 4 9 5 THE NAME GAME T Y D C A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8&4 US President who was nicknamed Honest Abe (ﬁrst two letters of surname) 9&1 Actor who plays Magneto in the X-Men movies 2&5 Scottish darts player Gary who was world champion in 2015 and 2016 (ﬁrst two letters of surname) 3&6 Yesterday: Actress CAREY MULLIGAN (Linda Gray, Ruby Murray, (Herbert) Austin, Richard III, (Phil) Neville, (Denise) Lewis, Alice Cooper). Another Name Game in The Sun tomorrow. If you can’t wait until tomorrow for the answers, just call 0901 322 500. Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. 3 6 3 12 10 9 3 15 3 8 3 Calls for extra clues and answers last no longer than two minutes (Sundial answers may vary). Helpline: 0333 202 3390 (9am-5.30pm). Service Provider: Spoke, W1B 2AG 24 +3 x2 17 1 15 +1/2 79 +89 of this ADVANCED A C L R SEE how many words of four or more letters you can “dial” using the one at the centre in each word. You can make at least one word using all of them. Don’t use the letters more than once in any word. 25 23 23 23 7 3 11 11 11 24 25 5 1 25 6 22 12 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 M F P I For 4 Extra Clues Call 0901 322 5002 or text SUNWORD to 84901. Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Texts cost £1 plus your standard network rate. ® 2 3 2 1 1 4 5 3 3 2 1 4 5 2 4 1 4 3 2 No proper names or plurals. Words from Collins Concise Dictionary. BRILLIANT: 39. EXCELLENT: 34. GOOD: 26. GREAT SCORE FOR KIDS: 22. YESTERDAY: Clone, clones, close, clove, cloven, cloy, cloys, coley, cone, cons, convey, conveys, cony, cosy, cove, coven, covey, envoy, lone, lose, love, loves, lovey, nose, nosey, novel, once, only, oven, scone, sloe, sole, solve, vole. Eight-letter word: Solvency. Check today’s answers by calling 0906 757 7145 before midnight. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. BEGINNER ANSWER +8 x2 -13 x4 -88 70% -78 of this 1/2 +58 x3 of this 22 1 3/4 60% 126 x4 +986 of this 25 25 10 11 10 ÷4 INTERMEDIATE 23 20 THIS is the world’s best brainteaser. Each grid number in our Word Workout game represents a letter. So if you think 5 is the letter A, write A in all the squares with a 5. All the alphabet is used and we have supplied some letters to start you off. We will print the answers tomorrow. YESTERDAY – ACROSS: Quit, Beck, Pride, Shave, Roe, Rhyme, Tryst, Usage, Chain, Coo, Yokel, Whist, Dent, Rest. DOWN: Unify, There, Beset, Crazy, Perjury, Extinct, Mug, Rah, Ankle, Eclat, Cower, Amiss. 2 D O of this 25 14 2 -8 +6 19 10 24 3 HERE is our fantastic puzzle, the 30-second NumberCrunch. There’s no better way to keep your brain trained than playing our great teasers. So if you want to stay ahead of the game, you will love this challenge. Starting at the left with the number provided, work your way across the three lines one at a time, applying all the mathematical instructions to your running total. Don’t reach for your calculator – that would be cheating! Write your ﬁnal answer in the last box of the line. You should be aiming to complete each round in about 30 seconds. Good luck! Answers below, right. 53 15 24 30-SEC NUMBERCRUNCH BEGINNER 16 26 23 18 3 SUNDIAL N US Author who wrote Farewell My Lovely and The Big Sleep 3 3 F U 7 & 10 Singer who had hits with Fame and Flashdance…What a Feeling 2 18 Example L M C O EACH clue leads to a well-known name. Put the initials or stated letters in the appropriate squares to identify a tennis player: 1 I 23 18 3 BEGINNER ANSWER +1/2 x4 +988 of3/4 this +875 of this -768 4 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Teaser 3 8 1 5 9 4 2 6 7 6 4 9 2 8 7 1 3 5 5 7 2 1 3 6 4 9 8 2 6 5 9 4 8 3 7 1 4 1 3 6 7 5 9 8 2 8 9 7 3 2 1 5 4 6 9 2 6 8 1 3 7 5 4 7 3 8 4 5 2 6 1 9 1 5 4 7 6 9 8 2 3 Toughie 9 3 5 4 6 2 8 7 1 6 7 2 1 8 9 5 3 4 4 8 1 7 5 3 2 9 6 5 4 3 6 2 1 9 8 7 7 1 9 3 4 8 6 5 2 2 6 8 5 9 7 1 4 3 3 2 6 8 7 5 4 1 9 1 5 4 9 3 6 7 2 8 8 9 7 2 1 4 3 6 5 Two-Speed Crossword ACROSS: 1 Ditches 5 O-as-i-s 8 Mound 9 Brummie 10 Skew-bald 11 Snip 13 Easily 15 Search 18 Vi-ew 19 Bacteria 22 Unchain 23 Reset 24 Thyme (Time) 25 Me-rr-ily DOWN: 1 Demesne 2 Truce 3 Had a ball 4 Subtle 5 Opus 6 Seminar 7 Steep 12 Lecture-R 14 Sk-etch-y 16 H-ealthy 17 Magnum 18 Vault 20 Rosti 21 Pale Today’s Solutions BEGINNER ANSWER NUMBERCRUNCH: 51, 1,023, 5,679 1 B R X E N E D E L Recycled paper made up 78.9% of the raw material for the UK newspapers in 2011. 17 14 25 Suguru TODAY’S TOUGHIE CALL 0906 757 7113 FOR CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM) L D I 18 4 Brainbuster 1. 50 + 31 = 81 2. 9 x 7 = 63 3. 144 - 35 = 109 4. 400 ÷ 8 = 50 8 1 4 3 2 7 8 5 9 4 1 2 8 1 7 1 7 3 8 2 NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT RECYCLING I A O A E A 18 Wordsearch 7 6 O R X E D T 16 1 2 1 4 1 2 4 9 9 16 3 4 3 5 2 5 3 16 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 13 Each cell in an outlined block must contain a digit: a two-cell block contains the digits 1 and 2, a three-cell block contains the digits 1, 2 and 3; and so on. The same digit must not appear in neighbouring cells, not even diagonally. Solution below. F R N E N N T Words can run forwards, backwards or diagonally. Solution below. 25 11 SUGURU I 8 5 1 2 1 3 CALL 0906 757 7112 FOR CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM) 23 16 3 4 3 5 2 TODAY’S TEASER R O M B D Y 24 21 Order the latest Sun Crossword books from The Sun Bookshop for as little as £4.99, with free P&P. New: The Sun Jumbo Quizword Collection. Telephone 0845 271 2136 DOUBLE Sun DOKU DOKU WORDSEARCH Find seven orderly words in the grid. 15 1 2 1 4 1 7 I T I D Y F O 6 Y N T L T I C 5 D N D A I L M 4 B E E E E E L 3 M N X A X D A 2 O R R O R E C 1 WORD WORKOUT R F O A B N D Cryptic clues PAGE 2 SUJIKO SOLUTION: Top line 734 middle 126 bottom 958 Two sets of clues but the answers are the same TWO- SPEED CROSSWORD 41 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... 42 ............... 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But Melrose chairman Christopher Miller said yesterday: “Melrose’s measured approach represents certainty of strategy, value and management. “Unless they accept our offer, GKN shareholders will end up with shares in an aerospace business overburdened with up to £3billion of pension liabilities upon the planned disposals, and a minority shareholding in a Danamanaged DRIVELINE business.” BT IN 2YR PAY OFFER BT has agreed a two-year pay deal for its workers as part of a package of measures including a new pension scheme. Staff will get a three per cent pay rise this year and again in 2019 in a deal which will now be put to a ballot of the Communication Workers Union, which represents BT engineers. BT also announced the closure of its defined benefit pension scheme from the end of May — and the establishment of a “hybrid” scheme, combining elements of defined benefit and defined contributions. A deal has been reached with the Prospect union, representing managers. CARILLION EXEC QUIZ THE accountancy watchdog is investigating the handling of financial statements by two former finance directors at collapsed construction giant CARILLION. The Financial Reporting Council will probe Richard Adam and Zafar Khan over 2014-2017 statements. The firm’s liquidation in January left a £900million debt pile and £590million pension deficit. Mr Adam retired at the end of December 2016. On March 1 last year he sold his entire shareholding for £534,000. MPs claimed in February that he “dumped” his Carillion shares at the first possible moment. 43 Tel: 020 7782 4050 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org £1 BUYS €1.14, US $1.40. BRENT CRUDE $66.15 Edited by TRACEY BOLES SHARING POWER AN activist investor which aims to double companies’ share price by boosting performance has become the fourth-largest shareholder in Barclays. Sherborne, run by Edward Bramson, has picked up a 5.16 per cent stake in Barclays for £580million and now sits Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... WIN FOR BOOKIES behind Capital Group, Qatar Investment Authority and BlackRock on the shareholder register. It is understood that Mr Bramson, who has a track record of corporate activism, has met Barclays representatives, although he is yet to make specific demands. SHARES in bookmakers rose yesterday after the gambling regulator said the maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals should be cut to £30 — higher than expected. The Gambling Commission recommended a £2 limit for FOBT slot stakes but said it should be set at £30 or less for non- slot games. Experts had anticipated a £20 limit. Shares in LADBROKES CORAL, WILLIAM HILL and GVC rose by two per cent, 4.4 per cent and 1.7 per cent respectively in early trading. Foxy Bingo owner GVC is set to complete a £4billion takeover of Ladbrokes Coral imminently. They ware it Well JOHN Lewis is adding US fashion retailer Madewell to its stable of brands as it looks to offer more exclusive wares. Madewell’s first UK outlet will be at John Lewis’ new £33 million store in White City Westfield, pictured, which opens today. It wants to boost the proportion of own brand or exclusive goods from 35 to 50 per cent. Managing director Paula Nickolds said: “We want to show the modern-day department store is as relevant as it has ever been.” Profit hiccups . . . Bargain Booze NOT VERY CONVIVIAL FOR DIANA TAKEOVER BID REJECTED £5bn for a big slice of Hamm SHOPPING centre group HAMMERSON has branded a £5billion takeover approach from rival KLEPIERRE as “inadequate”. But its shares soared 24 per cent yesterday following news of the £4.88billion cash-and-share offer from the French firm. Rejected . . . bid is ‘inadequate’ Hammerson — the owner of Bicester Village, Birmingham’s Bullring and Brent Cross — said it stood by plans for a £3.4billion merger with the CARPET WRONG SHARES in CARPETRIGHT have plunged 21 per cent to 44.00p after it emerged that it may have to close stores. The Sun reported last week that the retailer could restructure via a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) which would allow it to shut loss-making stores and secure discounts on rental costs. The prospect of a drastic CVA like those at NEW LOOK and JAMIE’S ITALIAN also put pressure on shares at other retailers yesterday, including struggling MOTHERCARE which fell 124 per cent to 14.68p. Carpetright has more than 400 UK shops. UK’s INTU. Klepierre, which has shopping centres in 57 cities, made the proposed 615p-per-share approach in early March but saw the move snubbed in less than 24 hours. David Tyler, chairman of Hammerson, slammed the the proposal as “entirely opportunistic”. He said: “The Hammerson board sees absolutely no merit in Klepierre’s proposal and has unanimously rejected it. The board strongly advises shareholders to take no action.” Last December, Hammerson agreed an all-share takeover of rival Intu, which operates the Trafford Centre, Manchester, and Lakeside, Essex. But retail analyst Nick Bubb said yesterday: “With many of its fashion and department store tenants in some trouble, Hammerson is going to have work hard now to convince its shareholders of the merits of the Intu deal.” CLOSING PRICES A SELECTION of last night’s FTSE closing prices: BARCLAYS up 7.5 at 217.00 BP down 14.00 at 459.75 CENTRICA down 2.65 at 135.70 HSBC down 11.70 at 695.60 LLOYDS flat at 67.47 M&S down 3.3 at 272.60 MORRISONS down 2.8 at 208.20 RBS down 3 at 257.60 ROYAL MAIL up 8.2 at 524.20 SAINSBURY’S down 2.7 at 233.40 TESCO down 3.2 at 206.60 Full share prices in Saturday’s paper. THE chief executive of Bargain Booze owner CONVIVIALITY is to step down from the board following a week of profit warnings, the disclosure of a £30million tax bill and the prospect of an emergency fundraising. Diana Hunter has resigned with “immediate effect”, with non-executive chairman David Adams stepping into the breach until further notice. Ms Hunter has been chief executive since 2013 and overseen a number of acquisitions, including Wine Rack. But the disclosure of a £30million bill owed to HMRC led to the firm’s shares being suspended and created a short-term funding requirement. As a result Conviviality is mulling going to investors for more cash. BOG ROLL WIPE OUT SHARES in toilet roll maker ACCROL plunged 63 per cent yesterday after the firm said it was likely to breach a banking covenant and again warned on profits. Accrol has started talks with lenders but called the task ahead “demanding”. Rising costs mean its profit outlook for the current financial year is now expected to be “materially below market expectations”, with an operating loss of around £5million. Russ Mould, investment director at AJ BELL, said: “Investors who bailed it out last year will be fuming at the appalling update.” MICRO SALE FEAR SOFTWARE group MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL has warned over sales and seen its chief exec resign, sending shares crashing 54 per cent on the London Stock Exchange. The FTSE 100 group, which sealed a £6.8billion takeover of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s software business in September, said annual revenues were falling faster than expected after being confronted by lower licensing income. It also said chief executive Chris Hsu was leaving to “pursue another opportunity”, six months after he took on the job. Micro Focus also said its sales teams had taken a hit as it grapples with the introduction of a new IT system. 44 ............... 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I know a few boys here and they speak highly of this club.” Warrington boss Steve Price said: “Josh can beat people and break tackles. He has electric speed and is a fantastic finisher.” NZ v ENGLAND,1STT TEST Pace ace takes new-ball snub on chin STUART BROAD will not feel offended or snubbed if the new ball is taken away from him this week. Captain Joe Root is set to break up the record-breaking partnership of Broad and James Anderson for the pink ball First Test against New Zealand starting on Thursday. That would almost certainly mean Chris Woakes opening the bowling with Anderson and Broad coming on first change. Even though Anderson, 35, has described his close friend Broad as being “disappointed” by the decision, the 6ft 6in Nottinghamshire bowler claims to be more upbeat. Asked if it was a slight Broad, who needs one victim to become just the second Englishman after Anderson to reach 400 Test wickets, said: “It’s certainly not been talked about in that way. I’ve just spoken to coach Trevor Bayliss and no From JOHN ETHERIDGE final decision has been made. in Auckland “But the thinking is that, since South Africa in 2016, England were thrashed 4-0 our away form has been in The Ashes to tinker with average. Not just bowling, we his bowling action. He spent solitary hours in need to strive for improvethe indoor school at Trent ment in all departments. “We’re trying to sustain Bridge, attempting to align pressure for longer, for a his front arm and shoulder on a straighter plane. whole two-hour session. No coaches or advisors, “There are certain things we’re looking at — such as Broad did it all on his own. using bowlers when specific And he says the results have already been dramatic. batsmen come in. He said: “In the warm-up “My record against Ross Taylor is very good. I think in Hamilton, it was probably I’ve got him nine times in the best I’ve bowled for a Tests. I should be bowling to year. It was the sort of spell him during his first 30 balls. that could have brought me “We’re trying to be more five or six wickets in a Test. “I feel like something good flexible. But New Zealand have two left-handed openers is coming my way because of and Jimmy and I bowled well the work I’ve done. “I’ve not recently had the to them during the pink ball streaks I want but I’ve also practice match. “So there’s still a chance I had the most dropped catches in world cricket over the last could take the new ball. “Jimmy and I have been three years — which never very successful but is there a seems to get mentioned! “I feel my time is coming. way of splitting us up to Whether it’s in these two Tests create pressure for longer?” Broad, 31, has used much or in England, it’s coming. I of the ten weeks since feel I have that buzz back.” new sponsor. For the next three years, the tournament will be known as the Fever-Tree Championships after the LTA’s deal with the mixer drink manufacturer. He’ll need Ryan flair By HECTOR NUNNS WORLD RUGBY are P looking at Belgium’s shock win over Spain that put Romania — and not Spain — in next year’s union World Cup in Japan. At the finish, Spain confronted the Romanian ref Vlad Iordaschescu, who was escorted from the field by security. MOST ALL-TIME TEST WICKETS Muttiah Muralitharan (SL) Shane Warne (Aus) Anil Kumble (Ind) Glenn McGrath (Aus) James Anderson (Eng) Courtney Walsh (WI) Kapil Dev (Ind) Richard Hadlee (NZ) Shaun Pollock (SA) Dale Steyn (SA) Harbhajan Singh (Ind) Rangana Herath (SL) Wasim Akram (PAK) Curtly Ambrose (WI) STUART BROAD (Eng) Makhaya Ntini (SA) 800 708 619 563 523 519 434 431 421 419 417 415 414 405 399 390 GLEN BEVIS’ POOLS PREDICTIONS Games playing Saturday & Sunday SKY BET LEAGUE ONE 1 Bradford v Gillingham.....................2 2 Bury v Wigan.....................................2 3 Charlton v Plymouth.......................2 4 Doncaster v Blackburn .......... PANEL (Rearranged due to international call-ups) 5 Fleetwood v Northampton............X 6 MK Dons v Blackpool.......................X 7 Oldham v Walsall.....................PANEL (Rearranged due to international call-ups) 8 Peterborough v Bristol Rovers..... 1 9 Portsmouth v Oxford Utd..............1 10 Scunthorpe v Rochdale................1 11 Shrewsbury v AFC Wimbledon....1 12 Southend v Rotherham................X SKY BET LEAGUE TWO 13 Accrington v Yeovil..............PANEL (Rearranged due to international call-ups) 14 Carlisle v Cambridge Utd..............1 15 Chesterfield v Notts County....... 2 Stokes steps up BEN STOKES stepped up his bowling in a bid to make his Test return as an all-rounder. The Durham quickie (right), plagued by a back problem, sent down five overs indoors yesterday because of rain at Eden Park. A spokesman said: “Ben will bowl leading up to the First Test. If he gets through without problems, he will bowl in the match.” ENGLAND (likely): Cook, Stoneman, Vince, Root (capt), Malan, Stokes, Bairstow (wkt), Moeen, Woakes, Broad, Anderson. FROM THE ASHES . . . Broad has worked flat out on his action since 4-0 drubbing in Australia 16 Coventry v Grimsby.......................1 17 Crawley v Cheltenham.................X 18 Exeter v Swindon..........................X 19 Forest Green v Mansfield.............2 20 Luton v Barnet...............................1 21 Morecambe v Lincoln City............X 22 Stevenage v Colchester............... 1 23 Wycombe v Port Vale ................... 1 VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE 24 Aldershot v Boreham Wood........2 25 Barrow v Dover..............................X 26 Dag & Red v AFC Fylde..................2 27 Ebbsfleet Utd v Maidenhead.......1 28 FC Halifax v Solihull Moors...........1 29 Hartlepool v Bromley...........PANEL (Rearranged due to FA Trophy) 30 Leyton Orient v Woking...............1 31 Macclesfield v Gateshead ... PANEL (Rearranged due to FA Trophy) 32 Sutton Utd v Chester FC...............1 33 Torquay v Guiseley........................1 34 Wrexham v Maidstone Utd..........X LADBROKES CH’SHIP 35 Dundee Utd v Dunfermline..........1 36 Inverness CT v Falkirk..........PANEL (Rearranged due to Challenge Cup Final) 37 Morton v Brechin...........................1 38 Queen of South v Livingston.......2 39 St Mirren v Dumbarton........PANEL (Rearranged due to Challenge Cup Final) LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE WATSON . . . sidelined Wat Bok shocker By ROB MAUL CROCKED Anthony Watson will miss England’s tour to South Africa. The Bath winger will not play again this season after suffering an Achilles injury at Twickenham. The 24-year-old hurt his left leg in a tackle with Garry Ringrose in the 34th minute of England’s Six Nations defeat by Ireland on Saturday. He left the pitch on a buggy. Watson, scorer of 15 tries in 33 Tests, is expected to spend six months on the sidelines following an operation. Red Rose chief Eddie Jones is already without Courtney Lawes and Nathan Hughes for the three-Test summer series with the Boks, which starts in Johannesburg on June 9. Bath’s director of rugby, Todd Blackadder, said on Twitter: “Anthony has been in superb form this year and we’re obviously really disappointed to have lost him at a critical part of the season.” Ant aims Ed shot ANTHONY CROLLA is to fight Mexico’s Edson Ramirez in Cardiff on March 31. He will appear on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight unification title fight against Joseph Parker. Lightweight Crolla, 31, continues his attempts to rebuild, after victory over Ricky Burns following successive defeats by WBA champion Jorge Linares. He said: “My promoter Eddie Hearn and I outlined a plan to get back to world titles and Cardiff is the first fight in that plan. “I just want a world title shot — I’ll take on any of the champions.” Liverpool’s LIAM SMITH aims to reclaim the WBO light-middleweight crown on May 12 when he faces Sadam Ali in the US. SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES FOOTBALL SKY BET LEAGUE ONE DONCASTER (0) 2 BRADFORD Marquis 75, 90 Att: 7,369 (0) 0 SNOOKER (to Mar 25): LADBROKES PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (Llandudno): 1st Rd - S Murphy bt K Wilson 6-3; D Junhui (Chn) bt M Allen 6-2. 40 Airdrieonians v Raith....................X 41 Albion v Alloa..................................2 42 Arbroath v Stranraer....................X 43 Ayr v Queen’s Park........................1 44 Forfar v East Fife...........................X SPEEDWAY LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO TODAY’S SPORT 45 Berwick v Edinburgh City............1 46 Clyde v Montrose...........................2 47 Peterhead v Annan Athletic....... 1 48 Stenhousemuir v Elgin ................. 1 49 Stirling v Cowdenbeath ............... 1 45 2 DAYS TO GO STU’S BROAD SHOULDERS THE WIMBLEDON P warm-up event at The Queen’s Club has a RYAN DAY must beat world No1 Mark Selby today to clinch an automatic spot in the World Championship. The Welsh world No 17, who has won back-toback titles, takes on world champ Selby in the Players Championship first round. Day, 37, said: “This is my last chance to get into the top 16 ahead of the Worlds and avoid having to play three qualifiers. “But I’ve had a great season and if I pull it off, great. If not, I’ll look to do it the hard way.” Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... CHARITY SHIELD: 1st Leg - Belle Vue 48 Swindon 42. (7.45 unless stated) SKY BET LEAGUE ONE Northampton v Shrewsbury ........ Rochdale v Fleetwood Town........ SKY BET LEAGUE TWO Crewe v Forest Green.................... Morecambe v Colchester .............. Port Vale v Exeter ......................... LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Brechin v Dunfermline, Dundee Utd v Queen of South. LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Airdrieonians v Alloa, Albion v Ayr. LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Edinburgh City v Clyde, Elgin v Stirling, Stenhousemuir v Cowdenbeath. VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Solihull Moors v Bromley. VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Alfreton Town v AFC Telford, Chorley v Spennymoor Town, FC United of Manchester v Gainsborough, North Ferriby Utd v Salford City, Stockport County v Boston Utd. VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Bognor Regis Town v Welling, Chippenham v Concord Rangers, East Thurrock v Poole Town, Hampton & Richmond v Hungerford Town, Truro City v Havant & Waterlooville, Weston-S-Mare v St Albans. EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Basingstoke v Bishop’s Stortford, Hereford FC v Frome Town, Kettering v Royston Town, WALES named Six Nations duo Justin Tipuric (left) and Hallam Amos in their sevens squad for next month’s Commonwealth Games. They are part of Gareth Williams’ 12-man party heading to Queensland, Australia. Kings Langley v Biggleswade Town, St Ives Town v Slough, Stratford Town v Tiverton. BOSTIK PREMIER - Burgess Hill Town v Dorking Wanderers (7.30), Leiston v Tonbridge Angels, Lowestoft Town v Dulwich, Staines Town v Hendon. EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Altrincham v Mickleover Sports, Buxton v Ashton Utd, Nantwich Town v Stalybridge, Warrington Town v Hednesford, Witton Albion v Stourbridge, Workington v Shaw Lane. RUGBY UNION: SWALEC Cup: Quarterfinals - Bedwas v Newport (7.15), Merthyr v Pontypool (7.15). RUGBY LEAGUE: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup: 4th Rd - Featherstone v North Wales Crusaders (7.30), Halifax v Oldham (7.30). TENNIS (to Apr 1): ATP & WTA Miami Open (Florida, USA). ICE HOCKEY: Elite League - Nottingham v Fife (7.30). ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1GM GO ONLINE AT THESUN.CO.UK/SPORT/HORSERACING NEWCASTLE AW FLAT LINE-UP TEMPLEGATE TOM PEPPER 5.35 ..................Dubawi Fifty (nb) 5.35 ..................Dubawi Fifty (nb) 6.05 ...............................Arch Gold 6.05......................................Zarjaz 6.40......................Prestbury Park 6.40.............BENGALI BOYS (nap) 7.15..............................Exchequer 7.15 ......................Major Crispies 7.45...................................Starboy 7.45 ..................Rude Awakening 8.15 ......................ELIXSOFT (nap) 8.15 ...............................Dalawyna 8.45 ......................Athollblair Boy 8.45......................Russian Realm TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Elixsoft and Dubawi Fifty (both Newcastle) with Tomngerry (Wetherby). TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: Bengali Boys and Dubawi Fifty both Newcastle). SUNRATINGS’ NAP: DOKTOR GLAZ (4.10 Wetherby). SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: PRESTBURY PARK (6.40 Newcastle). nTIC-TAC: L-H all-weather Tapeta with a 3f run-in. Races up to 1m run on straight. nDRAW: High numbers have a slight advantage over 5f. nLEADING TRAINERS (20132018): R Fahey 59-457, D O’Meara 35-312, M Johnston 31-227, J Goldie 29-252. THIS SEASON: J Goldie 6. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): P J McDonald 50-405, J Fanning 45-263, P Mulrennan 43-411. THIS SEASON: J Fanning 7, P Dennis 5. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Continuum (5.35) trip of 720 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Viking Way (8.15), Lexington Times (8.45). nJACKPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON ATR GOING: STANDARD 5.35 BETWAY STAYERS’ HANDICAP (Class 2); value to the winner £15,562; 2m. (6 runners) 1 (4) /114-11 DUBAWI FIFTY 36 (P;CD) K McLintock 5-9-12 ................. J Fanning l99 2 (6) 432135/ STARGAZER 563 (BF) P Kirby 5-9-11 ............................. P J McDonald — 3 (5) 211 AMERICAN GIGOLO 29 (H,T) H Fry 6-9-4................................. F Berry 96 4 (2) 5327-25 SUEGIOO 36 (P) R Fahey 9-9-3............................................ T Hamilton 98 5 (1) 71960-5 SWASHBUCKLE J18 (P) D McCain 5-9-2............................... A Mullen 85 6 (3) /6645-3 CONTINUUM 27 (V) P Hedger 9-8-12 ............................... T Marquand 82 BETTING: 6-4 Dubawi Fifty, 7-4 American Gigolo, 11-2 Stargazer, 12 Swashbuckle WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 2017: Gavlar 6-9-1 C Shepherd 14-1 (W Knight) drawn 3, 8 ran. FORM 3f out, ridden final furlong, kept on, DUBAWI FIFTY (9-7) 10-11 fav led 3f bt Give Him Time (9-4) 21/2l (6 ran) out, stayed on gamely, bt Gwafa (9(Kempton 11/2m (5) £3,881 AW). 3) 1l SUEGIOO (9-2) 9-1 rear, tailed off, 5th (btn) (7 ran) (W’hampton 2m SWASHBUCKLE (9-12) 20-1 led until halfway, lost place 4f out, 5th of 7 hcap (2) £11,828 AW). (btn 17l) to Coeur de Lion (9-7) STARGAZER (9-4) 15-8 fav behind, (Southwell 2m hcap (3) £9,704 AW). effort 2f out, hampered, unable to challenge, 5th of 12 (btn 3 3 / 4l) to CONTINUUM (9-7) 100-1 dwelt, held 1 up, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of New Caledonia (8-7) (Ascot 1 / 2m 7 (btn 1 1 / 2 l) to Watersmeet (9-7) hcap (2) £62,250 good). (Kempton 2m (2) £15,562 AW). AMERICAN GIGOLO (9-11) 2-5 fav led 6.05 32RED CASINO NOVICE STAKES (4); 3-y-o; value to the winner £5,175; 1m 2f. (6 runners) 1 (6) 913 BOBBY K 24 S Crisford 9-8................................................. O Murphy l99 2 (5) 34- ARCH GOLD 140 M Johnston 9-2.................................. P J McDonald 82 3 (2) NEW BRITAIN P Kirby 9-2.................................................... P Dennis (3) — 4 (1) ZARJAZ K Ryan 9-2 ....................................................................... K Stott — 5 (3) 55 PRETTY MOI 27 J O’Keeffe 8-11.............................................. J Garritty — 6 (4) 2 VELVET VISION 32 M Tompkins 8-11.............................. P Mulrennan 86 BETTING: 11-10 Bobby K, 3 Zarjaz, 4 Velvet Vision, 8 Arch Gold, 20 Pretty Moi WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race. FORM threat, 5th of 7 (12l) to Jetstream (9BOBBY K (9-9) 7-1 stayed on final fur2) (Newcastle 11/4m (5) £4,140 AW). long, 3rd of 9 (btn 2l) to Mandalayan VELVET VISION (9-0) 66-1 kept on (9-2) (Lingfield 1m (5) £3,752 AW). one pace, btn 31/4l by Lumi (9-0) (6 ARCH GOLD (9-2) 10-1 led until 1f out, ran) (Newcastle 1m (5) £3,752 AW). 4th of 6 (btn 4 1 / 4l) to Laieth (9-2) (W’hampton 1m 1f nov (5) £2,911 AW). NEW BRITAIN English Channel colt. PRETTY MOI (8-11) 100-1 held up, no ZARJAZ First Defence gelding 6.40 32RED CASINO HANDICAP (2); 3-y-o; value to the winner £16,172; 6f. (7 runners) 1 (7) 12214-5 BENGALI BOYS 17 R Fahey 9-11...................................... S Woods (7) 85 2 (2) 185614- REBEL ASSAULT 143 (D) M Johnston 9-8............................. F Norton 98 3 (3) 1256-48 GHOST SERGE 24 (PH;BF,D) A Watson 8-13..................... O Murphy 86 4 (1) 11344-2 PRESTBURY PARK 13 (D) M Johnston 8-12 ....................... J Fanning 97 5 (5) 511728- MYBOYHENRY 173 K Burke 8-8 ........................................... B Curtis l99 6 (4) 2-12172 LORD OF THE GLEN 11 (BH;C) J Goldie 8-5.................. P Dennis (3) 95 7 (6) 563-21 VJ DAY 12 (CD) K Ryan 8-5 ..................................................... A Mullen 96 BETTING: 9-4 Vj Day, 4 Bengali Boys, 5 Ghost Serge, 11-2 Prestbury Park, 8 Lord Of The Glen, Rebel Assault, 10 Myboyhenry WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4 2017: Unabated 9-2 D Muscutt 12-1 (M Botti) drawn 8, 8 ran. FORM by Desert Doctor (9-7) (4 ran) BENGALI BOYS (9-1) 7-1 close up, rid(Lingfield 6f hcap (3) £7,246 AW). den over 2f out, outpaced 1f out, 5th of 6 (btn 6 1 / 2 l) to Headway (9-1) MYBOYHENRY (9-0) 66-1 lost place 3f out, beaten 2f out, 8th of 9 (btn 12l) (Lingfield 7f Listed (1) £25,520 AW). to Elarqam (9-0) (Newmarket 7f Grp REBEL ASSAULT (8-13) 6-1 led, head3 (1) £28,355 good to soft). ed 1f out, weakened, 4th of 9 (4l) to Speak In Colours (9-1) (Doncaster 6f LORD OF THE GLEN (9-4) 7-2 behind, outpaced halfway, ran on, btn 11/4l Listed (1) £17,013 good to soft). by Grandfather Tom (9-1) (4 ran) GHOST SERGE (9-10) 6-4 fav chased (Newcastle 5f hcap (4) £5,531 AW). leaders, no room run-in, eased, 8th of 9 (btn 11l) to Mandalayan (9-2) VJ DAY (9-4) 6-4 fav rear, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards (Lingfield 1m (5) £3,752 AW). finish, bt Montague (9-9) 11/4l (8 ran) PRESTBURY PARK (9-3) 3-1 led, (Newcastle 6f hcap (5) £3,752 AW). headed inside final furlong, btn 11/2l EACH-WAY THIEF PAPARAZZI (7.45) won on the all-weather for Joseph O’Brien and has run with credit the last twice. Have an e-w double at Newcastle with LEXINGTON TIMES (8.45). He has had a wind op and has a good record when fresh. 7.15 Ea BETWAY CLAIMING STAKES (6); value to the winner £3,493; 6f. (7 runners) 1 (2) 3-32044 EXCHEQUER 4 (PH;BF) R C Guest 7-10-0 ................ C Murtagh (5) l99 2 (4) 6-63205 MUJASSAM 7 (B;D) D O’Meara 6-9-13............................... D Tudhope 98 3 (7) BALLYNARRY LADY M W Easterby 4-9-9................................. N Evans — 4 (5) 4-97462 MAJOR CRISPIES 15 (B;CD) D O’Meara 7-9-9 ...................... S James 83 5 (3) 43674-5 STERLING SILVA 24 (P;D) B Haslam 4-9-8 .............................. F Berry 90 6 (1) 22440-7 MISHAAL 32 (D) M Herrington 8-9-6................................ P Mulrennan 91 7 (6) 451-048 BALLYMORE CASTLE 24 (B;D) R Fahey 6-9-5 ..................... A Mullen 91 BETTING: 2 Mujassam, 5-2 Exchequer, 6 Major Crispies, 7 Ballymore Castle, 8 Sterling Silva, 10 Mishaal, 16 Ballynarry Lady WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 2017: Ticks The Boxes 5-9-1 C Lee 13-8 Fav (M Herring gton)) drawn 6,, 6 ran. By STEVE JONES RYAN MOORE is ready to set Doncaster alight by away for the winter. Wary winning the 32Red William Hill don’t want to get burned and make Fire Brigade Lincoln on Saturday. FORM Newmarket trainer Michael Bell reckons progressive Fire Brigade (left) is his best chance yet of winning the big Flat season curtain-raiser and has wasted no time in jocking up the best in the business. Moore (below) comes into the race fresh from glory in Sunday’s £1.5million Hong Kong Derby at Sha Tin and is looking for a first win in the Town Moor cavalry charge. Bell has aimed his fouryear-old at Donny’s mile thriller since he finished a close third to Addeybb in the Cambridgeshire. Fire Brigade then won well over eight furlongs at Leicester before being put MAJOR CRISPIES (9-10) 15-2 6th EXCHEQUER (10-0) 11-8 fav kept on, (btn 21/2l) BALLYMORE CASTLE (94th of 7 (btn 5l) to Bungee Jump (83) (Lingfield 7f claim (6) £3,105 AW). 3) 9-1 8th (btn 41/2l) (W’hampton 6f MUJASSAM (9-0) 16-1 ridden 2f out, sell (5) £3,752 AW). 5th of 9 (btn 6l) to Zylan (8-5) MAJOR CRISPIES (8-11) 14-1 kept (Southwell 6f hcap (4) £5,531 AW). on, 4th of 11 (btn 21/2l) to Oriental MAJOR CRISPIES (9-6) 14-1 ran on Lilly (8-9) MISHAAL (8-11) 16-1 final btn nk by Bernie’s Boy (9-5) soon beaten, 7th (btn 51/4l) (11 ran) (W’hampton 6f hcap (5) £3,752 AW). (Newcastle 6f hcap (4) £5,531 AW). STERLING SILVA (9-4) 12-1 stayed BALLYNARRY LADY Desert Millenn1 on, 5th of 9 (btn 2 /2l) to Trotter (9-4) ium filly. 7.45 32RED.COM HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; value to winner £4,140; 1m. (8 runners) 1 (6) 41736- DOUBLE REFLECTION 173 K Burke 9-8............................ C Lee (3) l99 2 (8) 971-732 PAPARAZZI 29 (B,T;BF,D) T Waggott 9-8 .................................. J Hart 90 3 (5) 508551- STARBOY 161 G Scott 9-7..................................................... O Murphy 92 4 (2) 586- RUDE AWAKENING 243 Sir M Prescott 9-6 ........................... L Morris 85 5 (4) 933-25 AMITY ISLAND 26 (PH) O Pears 9-1 ...................................... A Mullen 90 6 (1) 654- SINCERELY RESDEV 159 P Kirby 8-12......................... P J McDonald 98 7 (7) 800- TAIFBALADY 192 M Johnston 8-11 ...................................... J Fanning 87 8 (3) 64-2322 ODDS ON OLI 7 R Fahey 8-7................................................ P Hanagan 97 BETTING: 3 Odds On Oli, 7-2 Rude Awakening, 4 Starboy, 6 Paparazzi, 7 Double Reflection, 10 Taifbalady, 12 Amity Island, 16 Sincerely Resdev WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race. FORM (Chepstow 6f nov (6) £2,588 good). DOUBLE REFLECTION (8-10) 25-1 6th of 10 (btn) to Shazzab (8-7) (Ponte- AMITY ISLAND (9-7) 20-1 led, headed final furlong, 5th of 10 (btn 43/4l) to fract 1m hcap (4) £6,469 heavy). Surrey Blaze (9-6) (Chelmsford PAPARAZZI (9-6) 9-4 jt fav ran on, btn 11/4m hcap (6) £3,429 AW). 1 1 / 2l by Luna Eclipse (9-6) (9 ran) (Kempton 1m hcap (5) £3,752 AW). SINCERELY RESDEV (9-2) 40-1 weakened, 4th of 5 (15l) to Wax And Wane STARBOY (8-13) 12-1 led 1f out, bt (9-9) (Ayr 1m nov (4) £6,469 heavy). Jo’s Girl (9-0) 1/2l (11 ran) (Brighton ODDS ON OLI (9-2) 7-2 kept on same 7f hcap (5) £2,911 good to soft). pace, btn 1l by Plansina (9-0) (5 ran) RUDE AWAKENING (9-2) 16-1 6th of 9 (Newcastle 1m hcap (6) £3,105 AW). (btn 10l) to Demons Rock (9-2) 8.15 32REDSPORT.COM HANDICAP (6); 3-y-o; value to the winner £3,493; 7f. (6 runners) 1 (1) 55-46 MUSBAQ 12 B Haslam 9-8..................................................... O Murphy 85 2 (6) 4206-59 VENTURA GOLD 34 R Fahey 9-8 ........................................ P Hanagan 97 3 (4) 64-2 DALAWYNA 28 K Ryan 9-7 ...................................................... A Mullen 85 4 (3) 675- PATTY PATCH 264 R Spencer 9-4 ............................................ F Berry 85 5 (5) 0790-11 ELIXSOFT 62 (CD) R Fell 9-2 ................................................. B Curtis l99 6 (2) 699- VIKING WAY 206 O Williams 8-10............................................ S James 75 BETTING: 9-4 Elixsoft, 5-2 Dalawyna, 4 Patty Patch, 6 Musbaq, 7 Ventura Gold WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race. FORM by Regina Nostra (8-11) (8 ran) MUSBAQ (9-0) 10-1 kept on, 6th of 9 (W’hampton 7f (5) £3,752 AW). (btn 5l) to Poet’s Prince (9-7) (Southwell 1m hcap (5) £3,752 AW). PATTY PATCH (8-11) 25-1 led until 4f out, 5th of 6 (btn 6l) to Etefaaq (9-2) VENTURA GOLD (9-6) 14-1 faded, last (Newmarket 6f nov (4) £4,528 soft). of 9 (btn 6l) to Marshal Dan (9-6) ELIXSOFT (8-5) 6-4 jt fav made all, dri(Lingfield 7f hcap (5) £3,752 AW). ven out, bt Bad Dog (8-5) 1/2l (3 ran) DALAWYNA (8-11) 6-1 led 6f out, (Newcastle 7f hcap (5) £3,752 AW). headed 1f out, stayed on, btn 11/4l 8.45 BETWAY SPRINT HANDICAP (4); value to the winner £5,531; 6f. (12 runners) 1 (12) 74159-3 RUSSIAN REALM 39 (D) P Midgley 8-9-10 ................................. G Lee 97 2 (5) 130567- LEXINGTON TIMES 158 (P;D) R Carr 6-9-9 .......................... J Garritty 93 3 (2) 428412- BUCCANEERS VAULT 155 (D) P Midgley 6-9-7............. P Mulrennan 92 4 (1) 346216- ZEBULON 174 (D) R Carr 4-9-7 ............................................ B McHugh 90 5 (3) 546234- HAROME 192 (D) R Fell 4-9-7 .............................................. T Hamilton 85 6 (9) 492-245 RAZIN’ HELL 42 (V;D) J Balding 7-9-6 ............................ D Tudhope l99 7 (10) 0969-37 RICH AGAIN 39 (B;C,D) J Bethell 9-9-5......................... P J McDonald 98 8 (8) 213-212 ATHOLLBLAIR BOY 7 (BF,CD) N Tinkler 5-9-4........... L Edmunds (3) 97 9 (11) 642069- LUIS VAZ DE TORRES 129 (H;D) R Fahey 6-9-4............... P Hanagan 94 10 (7) 317888- MESHARDAL 171 (D) R Carr 8-9-3 ................................ C Murtagh (5) 90 11 (4) 785-245 TOMMY G 39 J Goldie 5-9-0............................................... P Dennis (3) 98 12 (6) 32623-7 LOGI 34 (B;BF) R Bastiman 4-8-13 ........................................... P Makin 97 BETTING: 3 Athollblair Boy, 9-2 Buccaneers Vault, 6 Russian Realm, 8 Harome WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race. RUSSIAN REALM (9-4) 25-1 ran on, 3rd of 8 (btn 3/4l) to Heaven’s Guest (9-7) TOMMY G (8-7) 5-1 faded final furlong, 5th (btn 4l) RICH AGAIN (91) 14-1 behind, weakened, 7th (91/4l) (Newcastle 6f hcap (4) £5,531 AW). LUIS VAZ DE TORRES (9-5) 25-1 kept on, 6th of 19 (btn 4 3 / 4l) to Shady Mccoy (9-13) LEXINGTON TIMES (9-4) 14-1 ran on, 7th (btn 61/4l) (19 ran) (York 7f hcap (4) £7,763 good). BUCCANEERS VAULT (9-4) 11-1 kept on one pace final furlong, btn 3/4l by Paddy Power (9-6) (14 ran) (Windsor 6f hcap (4) £4,690 good). ZEBULON (9-5) 6-1 held, 6th of 7 (btn 11l) to Showmethewayavrilo (8-7) (Goodwood 6f hcap (4) £6,469 soft). HAROME (9-2) 7-1 kept on, 4th of 7 (btn 1l) to Sheepscar Lad (8-12) FORM (Thirsk 5f hcap (4) £5,175 soft). RAZIN’ HELL (8-11) 6-1 led until 1f out, 5th of 9 (btn 5l) to Foolaad (9-8) (Southwell 5f hcap (3) £7,763 AW). ATHOLLBLAIR BOY (9-0) 2-1 fav led until final 50 yards, btn 1/2l by Castle Hill Cassie (9-4) (6 ran) (Newcastle 7f hcap (4) £5,531 AW). LUIS VAZ DE TORRES (8-12) 12-1 led 3f out until 2f out, 9th of 20 (btn 9l) to What’s The Story (9-5) (Doncaster 7f app hcap (3) £7,470 soft). MESHARDAL (8-12) 66-1 kept on, 8th of 12 (btn 12l) to Gabrial The Tiger (8-3) LUIS VAZ DE TORRES (9-6) 10-1 soon well held, 11th (well btn) (Chester 7f hcap (4) £6,225 heavy). LOGI (9-4) 2-1 fav rear, never dangerous, 7th of 10 (btn 8l) to Liquid (9-6) (W’hampton 5f hcap (5) £3,752 AW). 8-1 third favourite from 14s. David O’Meara’s Lord Glitters is 11-2 followed by the William Haggas-trained Addeybb at 6-1. Bell said: “The Lincoln has been his target. “He has been back in work a month now and his mark of 98 should see him get in nicely at the bottom of the handicap. “We know he likes cut in the ground and he ticks all the boxes. A mile is his best trip.” Balmoral Handicap winner Lord Glitters, due to shoulder 9-10, will need to bust latest trends to win. You have to go back to 2004 and Babodana to find the last top weight to win. It took a toll as, incredibly, he failed to win again in 49 races. RACING RESULTS LINGFIELD Going: Standard 2.20: 1 AIR OF YORK W Cox (10-1); 2 Showdance Kid (6-1); 3 Malaysian Boleh (9-2). 7 ran (World Of Good 9-4 fav). 3l; nk. J Flint. T: £12.60; £4.30, £3.60. Ex: £88.70. Tric: £308.96. Trif: £304.10. CF: £66.18. NR: Cyflymder, Masquerade Bling, Vincenzo Coccotti. 2.50: 1 CRITICAL THINKING S Donohoe (9-4 fav); 2 Herm (5-1); 3 Big Amigo (7-2). 9 ran. 2l; hd. David Loughnane. T: £3; £1.30, £1.70, £1.50. Ex: £14.10. Tric: £39.30. Trif: £47.30. CF: £14.18. NR: Merdon Castle. 3.25: 1 CLIFFS OF DOVER M Nicholls (1-2 fav); 2 Age Of 3Wisdom (5-1); 3 Ardamir (8-1). 7 ran. /4l; 6l. P Nicholls. T: £1.30; £1.10, £2.40. Ex: £3.40. Tric: £8.47. Trif: £9.20. CF: £3.17. NR: Retrieve, Rosa Damascena, Tor. 3.55: 1 BEAUTIFUL MEMORY W Cox (4-6 fav); 2 Sportswriter (11-8); 3 Poetic Affair (25-1). 5 ran. hd; 7l. S bin Suroor. T: £1.70; £1.10, £1.10. Ex: £1.70. Trifecta: £3.20. CF: £1.75. NR: Caspar The Cub. 4.25: 1 IN THE RED T Marquand (132); 2 Pour La Victoire (9-1); 3 Cyrus Dallin (8-1). 13 ran (Sea Shack 7-4 fav). 2 1 / 2l; 1 3 / 4l. M Smith. T: £8.40; £2.60, £1.80, £2.60. Ex: £55.30. Tric: £480.81. Trif: £581.90. CF: £60.17. NR: Tavener. 4.55: 1 DORIAN GRAY C Bennett (8-1); 2 Four Fifty Three (6-1); 3 Miniature Daffodil (3-1 jt fav). 8 ran (Solid Man 31 jt fav). 11/2l; 3/4l. H Morrison. T: £8.60; £2.80, £1.90, £1.50. Ex: £56.40. Tric: H £178.48. Trifecta: £360. CF: £56.24. 5.25: 1 RELEVANT Miss S Brotherton (10-3 fav); 2 Hallingham (6-1); 3 Garcon De Soleil (16-1). 12 ran. 9l; 1 3 / 4l. S C Williams. T: £4.20; £1.70, £1.60, £5.70. Ex: £18.40. Tricast: £274.08. Trifecta: £320.40. CF: £22.66. NR: Beast, Kristal Hart. JACKPOT: £16,482.20 P/POT: £57.90. Q/POT: £5.00 DOWN ROYAL Going: Heavy 2.25: 1 ICARIO D N Russell (13-8); 2 Free Ranger (11-8 fav); 3 Make It Hurrah (25-1). 15 ran. 3 3 / 4l; 6 1 / 2l. G Elliott. T: €2.60; €1.10, €1.02, €8. Ex: €4.90. Trifecta: €41.50. CF: €4.43. 2.55: 1 ROSSMORE’S PRIDE S D Torrens (5-1); 2 Mister Butler (7-2 jt fav); 3 Mill Forge (25-1). 9 ran (Zagnzig 7-2 jtf av). 21/2l; 13/4l. C Delcros. T: €6; €1.70, €1.50, €5.20. Ex: €29.20. Tricast: €389.53. Trifecta: €908.60. CF: €23.38. NR: Epsilon Indi. 3.30: 1 YOUNG PADDYMC Jonathan Moore (7-2); 2 Benefit Of Magic (9-4 fav); 3 Ardean Lass (8-1). 6 ran. 41/4l; 11/4l. T Gibney. T: €4.10; €2, €1.60. Ex: €11.30. Trifa: €49.50. CF: €12.52. 4.00: 1 CROSSHUE BOY Mr H Dunne (5-2); 2 Fire In His Eyes (6-4 fav); 3 Mr Boss Man (28-1). 5 ran. 1 1 / 4l; 8l. S Doyle. T: €3.10; €1.30, €1.02. Ex: €6.20. Trifecta: €34. CF: €6.95. 4.30: 1 MALA BEACH D N Russell (4-9 fav); 2 Bonny Kate (7-2); 3 Maggio (201). 4 ran. 91/2l; 91/2l. G Elliott. T: €1.40; TEMPLEGATE’S BEST BETS ELIXSOFT (8.15 Newcastle, nap) has done well since switching to the all-weather. She followed up her surprise Wolverhampton win when successful at today’s track and trip in January. The hat-trick looks on the cards. DUBAWI FIFTY (5.35 Newcastle, nb) has won four races from five tries since the middle of the summer. He is still unexposed over two miles. TOMNGERRY (3.40 Wetherby, treble) can play cat and mouse with his rivals. He had what amounted to a canter round in a recent jumpers for bumpers Flat race at Southwell. He is lightly raced and has improvement in him back over hurdles. H H Ex: €2.40. Trif: €12.20. CF: €2.54. 5.05: 1 EDDIES MIRACLE Mr B O’Neill (4-1); 2 Clondaw Frisby (7-2); 3 Enniskillen (6-1). 6 ran (Sizingdowntherhine 13-8 fav). 5l; 51/2l. D M Christie. T: €3.80; €1.70, €2. Ex: €10.30. Trifecta: €118.90. CF: €18.32. 5.35: 1 TINTANGLE Ms L O’Neill (8-11 fav); 2 Caravation (4-1); 3 Earthiest Words (17-2). 10 ran. 51/2l; 1/2l. G Elliott. T: €1.60; €1.02, €1.50, €2.20. Ex: €5. Trif: €23.50. CF: €4.40. NR: Agusta G. J/POT: €343.30. P/POT: €28.50 LIMERICK Going: Heavy 2.15: 1 CASTAFIORE PARK B J Cooper (4-6 fav); 2 Lily Trotter (33-1); 3 The Last Armada (33-1). 11 ran. 11l; 3 /4l. P Nolan. T: €1.40; €1.20, €4.70, €8.20. Ex: €33.40. Trifecta: €535.70. CF: €35.14. 2.45: 1 PETE SO HIGH J Kennedy (103); 2 Randalls Ur Poet (9-4); 3 Commentariolus (11-10 fav). 5 ran. shd; 21/2l. G Elliott. T: €3.10; €1.50, €1.20. Ex: €9.30. Trif: €15.60. CF: €11.20. 3.15: 1 THE GRANSON D G Hogan (74); 2 Buck A Trend (10-1); 3 Simon’s Castle (100-1). 13 ran (Crezic 8-11 fav). 71/2l; 19l. Denis Hogan. T: €3; €47.70, €1.02, €3.20. Ex: €31.60. Trifecta: €1582.90. CF: €19.90. 3.50: 1 PRINCESS MAHLER R Blackmore (3-1); 2 Bracklin Princess (14-1); 3 Jennys Grey (9-2). 7 ran (Sunset Sadie 5-2 fav). 11/4l; 13/4l. J J Walsh. T: €3; €1.90, €5.70. Ex: €47.90. Tricast: €185.28. Trifecta: €207.90. CF: €38.81. NR: Ejayteekay. 4.20: 1 BALLEA FOX B J Foley (16-1); 2 Goodthynemilan (2-1 fav);1 3 Oh’herewego (25-1). 10 ran. 9l; 2 /2l. Seamus Spillane. T: €26.20; €3, €1.20, €9. Ex: €103.30. Tricast: €850.06. Trif: €1613.40. CF: €50.77. 4.50: 1 FEELIN’ GROOVY Mr T D Hyde (9-2); 2 The Big Galloper (11-2); 3 Drifting Back (33-1). 9 ran (Swordsman 11-8 fav). 8l; 1/2l. T E Hyde. T: €5; €1.70, €1.60, €4.80. Ex: €36.40. Trifecta: €844.40. CF: €29.91. 5.20: 1 KELP FOREST Mr S Connor (14-1); 2 Clinton Hill (5-6 fav); 3 Warlike Intent (9-4). 7 ran. 3/4l; 61/2l. T E Hyde. T: €26; €6.30, €1.02. Ex: €43. Trifecta: €90.20. CF: €27.32. J/POT: €1,750. P/POT: €177.20 ABC CHECK: N-Newcastle, W-Wolverhampton Allmyown 4.10W American Gigolo 5.35N Amity Island 7.45N Arch Gold 6.05N Athollblair Boy 8.45N Ballymore Castle 7.15N Ballynarry Lady 7.15N Bandon Roc 4.10W Beau Sancy 2.00W Bengali Boys 6.40N Big Bad Dog 5.15W Big Thunder 3.05W Bobby K 6.05N Bonne Question 3.05W Brave Spartacus 3.05W Buccaneers Vault 8.45N Christmas In Usa 4.45W Classical Sound 4.45W Continuum 5.35N Dalawyna 8.15N Dark And Dangerous 3.05W Dedigout 3.40W Doktor Glaz 4.10W Double Reflection 7.45N Dubawi Fifty 5.35N Elixsoft 8.15N Eminent Poet 3.40W Exchequer 7.15N Final Choice 3.05W Ghost Serge 6.40N Gogo Baloo 4.45W Good Boy Bobby 5.15W Harome 8.45N Honeychile Ryder 4.45W Instingtive 4.45W Isaacstown Lad 3.40W Just Georgie 4.10W Lady Of The Rea 2.00W Lastin’ Memories 4.45W Lexington Times 8.45N Little Bruce 2.00W Log On 4.45W Logi 8.45N Lord Of The Glen 6.40N Lough Legend 5.15W Luis Vaz De Torres 8.45N Main Fact 4.45W Major Crispies 7.15N Manon 5.15W Meshardal 8.45N Mishaal 7.15N Monfass 3.05W Mujassam 7.15N Musbaq 8.15N My Brown Eyed Girl 2.00W Myboyhenry 6.40N New Britain 6.05N Newberry New 4.10W Odds On Oli 7.45N Paparazzi 7.45N Patty Patch 8.15N Prestbury Park 6.40N Pretty Moi 6.05N Progress Drive 2.30W Quest For Life 3.05W Razin’ Hell 8.45N Rebel Assault 6.40N Rich Again 8.45N Rock Of Leon 2.00W Roycano 3.40W Rude Awakening 7.45N Russian Realm 8.45N Sainte Ladylime 2.30W Saucysioux 2.00W Sincerely Resdev 7.45N Snowed In 3.05W Special Wells 4.10W Square Viviani 4.10W Starboy 7.45N Stargazer 5.35N Sterling Silva 7.15N Suegioo 5.35N Swashbuckle 5.35N Taifbalady 7.45N Tiger Time 5.15W Tommy G 8.45N Tomngerry 3.40W Top Cat Henry 4.10W Up To No Good 5.15W Velvet Vision 6.05N Ventura Gold 8.15N Viking Way 8.15N Vj Day 6.40N Warthog 3.40W Wig Wam Wiggle 4.45W Younoso 4.45W Zarjaz 6.05N Zebulon 8.45N 1GM . . . AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SUNRACING GREYHOUNDS WETHERBY OVER THE STICKS SELECTIONS nNOTTINGHAM: 11.03 Minnies Delight (nb) (3-4-6) 11.19 Three In Heaven (3-1-4) 11.34 Salacres Olympic (2-5-3) 11.48 Leamaneigh Cheta (6-3-1) 12.04 Sandyhill Sophie (1-2-3) 12.18 Salacres Sophia (nap) (5-1-3) 12.32 Shes The Dream (4-6-3) 12.47 Liosgarbh Kin (4-3-6) 1.04 Fane Charlotte (3-2-4) 1.19 Salacres David (3-4-1) 1.33 Knockdrinna Edel (1-2-3) 1.51 Salacres Lippy (6-3-2) nKINSLEY: 11.11 Laugh N Tickle (1-45) 11.28 Bantam Faye (6-5-1) 11.42 Dixies Gem (6-4-5) 11.57 Barefoot Giada (2-5-3) 12.12 Old Fort Dollar (4-62) 12.27 Angelito (1-2-3) 12.42 Carson City (5-3-2) 12.58 Walk Tall (6-3-4) 1.12 Darver Pixie (nb) (5-2-4) 1.27 Forget The Past (6-5-1) 1.44 Bowery Panther (5-4-6) 1.58 Ghetto Tyson (nap) (1-6-2) nSUNDERLAND: 2.08 Crafty Blasio (65-4) 2.27 Knockroe Fellow (1-3-4) 2.47 Crafty Jetro (6-1-2) 3.07 Ryecroft Jonah (nap) (5-1-6) 3.28 Any Sapphire (1-6-4) 3.48 Best Dancer (1-2-6) 4.08 Triptych (1-2-6) 4.27 Lisneal Kacie (3-41) 4.47 Trapper Becky (1-5-6) 5.07 No More Heroes (nb) (6-5-2) 5.22 Sportmans Jock (4-3-1) 5.38 Copeland Aaron (4-6-5) 5.56 Griffin Park (3-2-5) 6.11 Havana Spice (2-6-3) nHOVE: 2.12 Liljaqs Girl (nap) (1-3-5) 2.32 Binky Blue (4-6-1) 2.52 Southfield Blue (6-4-5) 3.11 Killacolla Jamie (5-43) 3.29 Chasin Pavements (2-4-5) 3.49 Gemini Diva (3-5-1) 4.09 Surprise Me Baby (nb) (1-3-4) 4.29 Enzo Xiomara (52-6) 4.48 Killeacle Pink (6-1-3) 5.08 Swift Savanna (2-3-5) 5.28 Lewandogski (5-6-2) 5.44 Gemini Princess (4-3-1) 6.02 Two Doves (2-1-3) 6.19 Oakfront Sherry (2-5-6) nSHEFFIELD: 6.22 Typical Oak (2-4-1) 6.38 Breakthenews (2-3-6) 6.56 Princess Aurora (6-1-2) 7.11 Lightfoot Caesar (2-1-4) 7.26 Ballycowen Colm (2-4-1) 7.42 Sherlock (1-6-5) 7.58 Kingdom Recruit (nap) (5-1-4) 8.13 Beaming Warrior (1-4-3) 8.28 Slaneyside Ryder (nb) (4-5-6) 8.43 Simple As That (6-2-4) 8.58 Idle Dan (62-4) 9.14 Candlelight Fire (4-3-2) 9.32 Beaming Daisy (2-4-6) 9.50 Droopys Storm (5-4-1) nPOOLE: 6.28 Paddock Cannon (6-52) 6.48 Pat For Wine (4-1-5) 7.06 Ashwood Trish (nap) (5-1-6) 7.22 Chadwell Tetra (1-4-3) 7.37 Stumpknocker (1-5-6) 7.52 Monroe Aveen (5-1-4) 8.07 Slaneyside Rambo (nb) (3-2-6) 8.22 Best Ace (4-1-5) 8.37 Cyclers Bell (3-6-5) 8.51 Sweetest Taboo (2-1-3) 9.07 Hopping Ball (2-3-5) 9.22 Renegade Reason (4-2-3) RESULTS nROMFORD: 2.12 Ardrahan Scamp 72 (4-3-5 BAGS F £19.00 TC £49.29). 2.32 Prettys Pride 9-2 (6-2-4 £30.60 TC £75.75). 2.52 Flynns Hurricane 5-2f (21-3 £16.99 TC £50.77). 3.11 Teddys Sapphire 5-2 (3-1-4 £12.60 TC £46.38). 3.29 Gable Wolverine 7-2 (3-1-4 £14.79 TC £45.19). 3.49 Bushwani 7-2 (5-2-6 £21.53 TC £53.25). 4.09 Halfway To Ricky 3-1 (5-3-1 £15.13 TC £38.03). 4.29 Hilldun Brae 8-1 (5-1-2 £46.12 TC £141.83). 4.48 Pernera Nidge 5-2f (6-42 £13.19 TC £32.77). 5.08 Jacobs Nev 11-4f (1-6-3 £13.38 TC £40.96). 5.28 Chopchop Lilolil 7-2 (6-3-1 £16.59 TC £47.55). 5.44 Phoenix Pele 7-2 (6-2-1 £21.06 TC £76.28). 6.02 Balyfidora Mini 6-1 (2-1-6 £32.71 TC £92.79). 6.19 Piemans Rocket 4-1 (4-1-5 £20.45 TC £73.46). nSEFFIELD: 2.08 Nowurlaughing 6-4 (1-6-4 BAGS F £3.40 TC £10.05). 2.27 Headleys Road 7-2 (5-2-1 £14.31 TC £52.02). 2.47 Karlow Blitz 7-1 (2-5-3 £40.12 TC £115.84). 3.07 Desert Spitfire 11-4 (5-4-2 £16.12 TC £51.29). 3.28 Some Team 7-4f (2-4-6 £12.21 TC £32.62). 3.48 Ref Watch 5-1 (5-6-1 £34.62 TC £125.12). 4.08 Townside Star 5-1 (4-3-6 £24.64 TC £58.59). 4.27 Coney Kasbah 11-4 (4-2-3 £8.98 TC £24.50). 4.47 Salacres Sam 7-4f (4-1-3 £6.96 TC £16.32). 5.07 Brickhill Traci 11-4 (3-4-5 £8.31 TC £28.80). 5.22 Bright Buddy 6-4f (4-2-3 £9.02). 5.38 Sheedy Lil 7-4f (5-2-4 £8.61 TC £27.56). 5.56 Troydale Alex 3-1 (6-4-5 £25.35 TC £144.02). 6.11 Jeffys Bob 51 (4-1-5 £17.52 TC £51.80). nTHE morning cards at Perry Barr and Swindon were abandoned. BOX CLEVER nTRAINERTRACE: NEWCASTLE 5.35 Stargazer Sir M Stoute to P Kirby, 7.45 Paparazzi J P O’Brien to T Waggott, 8.45 Zebulon R Hannon to R Carr. WETHERBY None. nHOT TRAINERS: R Carr 3 from 7; B Haslam 2 from 5; A Watson 5 from 13; N Richards 3 from 10; R Fell 2 from 6; P Kirby 6 from 21. nHOT JOCKEYS: B McHugh 2 from 5; B Curtis 7 from 22; S Bowen 5 from 18. nJOB JOCKEYS: NEWCASTLE F Berry rides American Gigolo (5.35) for H Fry, 5 winners from 8 rides, 62%. O Murphy rides Starboy (7.45) for G Scott, 6 from 18, 33%. O Murphy rides Ghost Serge (6.40) for A Watson, 14 from 46, 30%. WETHERBY A Coleman rides Newberry New (4.10) for H Bethell, 3 from 6, 50%. A P Cawley rides Lady Of The Rea (2.00) for M Hammond, 5 from 18, 28%. 2.00 RACING UK ON TWITTER SELLING HURDLE (Class 4); value to the winner £3,249; 2m 5f. (6 runners) 1 -5P3308 LITTLE BRUCE 10 (BH,TH;CD) P Kirby 6-11-11.............. T Dowson (3) 97 2 2111P82 SAUCYSIOUX 4 (B,T;D) O Murphy 8-11-4 ............................. R Johnson 98 3 9964706 BEAU SANCY 7 (B,T) K Johnson 6-11-1 ................................ A Clarke (7) — 4 UP-P823 ROCK OF LEON 26 (P,T) P Kirby 7-11-1....................... N Moscrop (5) l99 5 4P-F2F4 LADY OF THE REA 9 M Hammond 7-10-8 ............................. A P Cawley — 6 0-PPP53 MY BROWN EYED GIRL 28 (B,T) S Corbett 5-10-8 ............ J Corbett (5) — BETTING: 4-5 Saucysioux, 3 Rock Of Leon, 5 Little Bruce, 10 Beau Sancy WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 1-2 2 2017: Newstart 6-10-10 M Carberry 9-2 (B Ellison), 8 ran. 2.30 WATCH RACING UK IN STUNNING HD NOVICES’ CHASE (3); value to the winner £7,408; 3m. (2 runners) 1 415-421 PROGRESS DRIVE 37 (D) N Richards 7-11-3...................... B Hughes l99 2 4-1U222 SAINTE LADYLIME 24 (D) K Bailey 7-10-10 ............................. S Bowen 71 BETTING: 1-80 Progress Drive, 10 Sainte Ladylime WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 1 1 2017: Delusionofgrandeur 7-11-8 D Cook 4-9 Fav (S Smith), 4 ran. 3.05 BET AT RACINGUK.COM HANDICAP HURDLE (4); value to the winner £4,484; 2m. (8 runners) 1 232273 QUEST FOR LIFE 27 M Walford 6-11-12................................ J Hamilton 91 2 1440-36 FINAL CHOICE 38 (P;D) W Greatrex 5-11-10...................... B Hicks (10) 97 3 432251P BRAVE SPARTACUS 171 (D) G Boanas 12-11-9........... Miss E Todd (7) — 4 77-8133 MONFASS 36 (H) R Dobbin 7-11-9.......................................... L Murtagh 97 5 /63-R32 BIG THUNDER 17 M Hammond 8-11-3 .............................. F O’Toole (3) 85 6 222/1-9 BONNE QUESTION 36 (D) V Williams 9-10-13....................... C Deutsch 87 7 4825562 DARK AND DANGEROUS 26 (D) S Waugh 10-10-10 ... Miss A Waugh (7) 98 8 30P1540 SNOWED IN 29 (P;D) B Butterworth 9-10-0.......................... S Quinlan l99 BETTING: 3 Quest For Life, 4 Monfass, Dark And Dangerous, 7 Final Choice, 8 Big Thunder, Brave Spartacus, Bonne Question, 16 Snowed In WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 8 1 2 2017: Caius Marcius 6-11-11 C Nichol 5-1 (N Richards), 12 ran. FORM Reverant Cust (11-9) BONNE QUESQUEST FOR LIFE (11-2) 8-1 chased TION (11-6) 8-1 tracked leader until leaders, led 2 out, headed last, soon 4th, weakened after 3 out, last (well no extra, 3rd of 14 (btn 43/4l) to First btn) (Catterick 2m hcap hdle (4) Drift (10-11) (Doncaster 2m 1f nov £4,484 good to soft). hdle (4) £4,094 good to soft). FINAL CHOICE (11-2) 8-1 challenged BIG THUNDER (11-1) 11-4 tracked leader until 2f out, chased leaders, 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 5th and still every chance 2f out, kept on, very tired last, 6th of 9 (btn 35l) to btn 1l by Jamacho (10-10) (6 ran) Transient Bay (11-0) (Uttoxeter 21/2m (Newcastle 2m NHF (4) £3,249 AW). hcap hdle (4) £4,094 heavy). BRAVE SPARTACUS pulled up latest, DARK AND DANGEROUS (11-3) 4-1 tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, kept earlier (11-10) 5-1 led 2nd, clear on and held run-in, btn 31/2l by Strait before last bend, stayed on, bt Bon Chic (11-5) 10l (7 ran) (Cartmel 2m Run (10-0) (10 ran) (Sedgefield 2m 1f hcap hdle (4) £4,094 soft). 5f hcap ch (3) £6,256 good to soft). MONFASS (11-9) 5-1 held up, head- SNOWED IN (10-6) 14-1 11th of 12 (btn 34l) to Pistol (10-8) (Carlisle 2m way 3 out, every chance last, 3rd and held finish, 3rd of 9 (btn 3l) to 1f hcap hdle (4) £4,549 heavy). 3.40 RACINGUK.COM HANDICAP HURDLE (2); value to the winner £12,021; 3m. (6 runners) 1 P/2F441 TOMNGERRY 18 (C) B Ellison 8-11-12 .................................... B Hughes 98 2 24-3F33 ISAACSTOWN LAD 31 (D) N Richards 11-11-9......................... C Nichol 97 3 -951376 EMINENT POET 24 V Williams 7-11-9.................................. C Deutsch l99 4 126-3P3 WARTHOG 31 (T) D Pipe 6-11-4......................................... T Scudamore 85 5 9531U3/ ROYCANO 704 M W Easterby 8-10-13................................... H Bannister — 6 P886422 DEDIGOUT 11 (P,T;BF,D) M Hammond 12-10-11 ................... J Colliver 91 BETTING: 2 Tomngerry, 3 Isaacstown Lad, 4 Warthog, 6 Dedigout, 6 Eminent Poet WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race. FORM way on inside chasing leaders TOMNGERRY (11-4) 1-25 fav tracked before 2 out, plugged on in 3rd, no leader, led 3f out, soon clear, canter, chance with 1st 2, 3rd of 5 (btn 9l) to bt Back To Balloo (10-13) 33l (3 ran) Point Of Principle (11-0) (Ascot 2m (Southwell 2m NHF (4) £3,249 AW). 3f nov hdle (2) £15,640 soft). ISAACSTOWN LAD (10-12) 20-1 held up behind, headway 3 out, ridden ROYCANO (11-9) 7-1 held up rear, headway 4 out, ridden in 3rd before last, kept run-in, 3rd of 11 (btn 13/4l) and mistake last, one pace, 3rd of 9 to Tommy Rapper (10-12) (Haydock (btn 9l) to Gully’s Edge (11-6) (Ayr 2m 7f hcap hdle (2) £12,996 heavy). 3m nov hcap hdle (3) £7,798 soft). EMINENT POET (10-2) 16-1 chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, weakened DEDIGOUT (11-5) 9-4 jt fav led 4th, ridden and pressed before last, headbefore next, 6th of 11 (btn 29l) to ed narrowly last 75 yards, kept on Carnspindle (9-7) (Chepstow 3m gamely, just held, btn sh hd by hcap hdle (2) £11,710 soft). Western Rules (11-5) (6 ran) (Ayr 3m WARTHOG (11-0) 11-1 held up last, amat hcap hdle (4) £4,804 soft). briefly outpaced 4 out, good head- 4.10 RACING UK PROFITS RETURNED TO RACING HCAP CHASE (4); winner £4,809; 2m 5f. (8 runners) 1 3-62U61 JUST GEORGIE 28 (C) Mrs S Smith 8-11-12 ............................. Doubtful 90 2 6-33113 NEWBERRY NEW 11 (P;C) H Bethell 6-11-12....................... A Coleman 98 3 1144-56 SPECIAL WELLS 52 (C) S Smith 9-11-10 .................................. Doubtful 97 4 11-P7P2 BANDON ROC 28 (V) K Bailey 7-11-7 ........................................... D Bass 91 5 P-3FP44 SQUARE VIVIANI 13 M Hammond 7-11-7.......................... F O’Toole (3) 88 6 10P-45P TOP CAT HENRY 29 (P,T;CD) N Alexander 10-11-7 ....... Mr K Alexander (5) 92 7 4-42351 DOKTOR GLAZ 53 (V) Mrs R Dobbin 8-11-2 ................. L Murtagh (5) l99 8 -P39534 ALLMYOWN 13 P Kirby 7-10-4 ...................................................... A Nicol 85 BETTING: 11-4 Bandon Roc, 7-2 Newberry New, Doktor Glaz, 7 Square Viviani, 10 Allmyown, 25 Top Cat Henry WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 FE 6 2017: Swing Hard 9-10-12 D Cook 13-2 (S Smith), 12 ran. FORM (btn 14l) to Dica (11-9) (Catterick 2m JUST GEORGIE (11-8) 3-1 led 4 out, hcap ch (4) £6,758 soft). kept on well, bt BANDON ROC (117) 11-2 every chance 3 out, kept on, TOP CAT HENRY pulled up latest, ear3 lier (10-6) 40-1 5th of 7 (btn 13l) to held run-in, 1 /4l (8 ran) (Wetherby Un Guet Apens (10-13) (Kelso 23/4m 3m hcap ch (4) £4,809 heavy). hcap ch (2) £15,640 soft). NEWBERRY NEW (11-2) 5-1 stayed on from 2 out, 3rd of 6 (btn 8 3 / 4l) to DOKTOR GLAZ (11-6) 7-2 fav led 4 out, reminders, gamely, bt Blakerigg Granville Island (11-7) (Leicester (11-3) 1l (9 ran) (Doncaster 2m 3f 21/2m hcap ch (3) £8,382 heavy). nov hcap ch (4) £4,614 soft). SPECIAL WELLS (11-6) 9-1 outpaced 8th, beaten 4 out, 6th of 8 (well btn) ALLMYOWN (11-12) 6-1 led until 3 out, no extra, 4th of 8 (btn 18l) to to Granville Island (11-5) (Uttoxeter The Jam Man (10-1) (Catterick 3m 1f 21/2m hcap ch (4) £4,614 heavy). hcap hdle (5) £3,509 soft). SQUARE VIVIANI (11-9) 3-1 last of 4 4.45 VISIT THE ALL NEW RACINGUK.COM NOVICES’ HCAP HURDLE (5); winner £3,509; 2m 4f. (10 runners) 1 4071P MAIN FACT 67 (H) D Sayer 5-11-12............................ C McCormack (3) 97 2 034-P63 GOGO BALOO 68 T Easterby 6-11-12 ....................... Mr W Easterby (7) 91 3 4-58791 WIG WAM WIGGLE 118 (D) M Hammond 6-11-8 .......... F O’Toole (3) l99 4 0004311 INSTINGTIVE 12 L Harrison 7-11-7 ................................. R Chapman (3) 95 5 -6P6442 CHRISTMAS IN USA 28 (BH,T) N Alexander 6-11-3 .... G Cockburn (3) 96 6 9-97855 LASTIN’ MEMORIES 22 (P) S Forster 6-10-12.................. T Dowson (3) 96 7 4F8P-9P CLASSICAL SOUND 118 R Dobbin 6-10-8................................ Doubtful 95 8 PP848F6 LOG ON 13 R Dobbin 7-10-7........................................................ C Nichol 98 9 7P97 YOUNOSO 28 T Jackson 7-10-4 .................................................... A Nicol 85 10 56/4-5R HONEYCHILE RYDER 28 D Sayer 7-10-1 ................................ S Quinlan 96 BETTING: 7-4 Wig Wam Wiggle, 3 Christmas In Usa, 9-2 Instingtive, 13-2 Main Fact, 8 Lastin’ Memories, 10 Honeychile Ryder, 12 Gogo Baloo, 14 Log On WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 8 1 2017: Doktor Glaz 7-11-7 L Murtagh 5-2 Fav (Mrs R Dobbin), 10 ran. 5.15 1 2 3 4 FAMILY FUN RACEDAY - 29TH APRIL STANDARD OPEN NH FLAT RACE (5); winner £2,599; 2m. (6 runners) 113 GOOD BOY BOBBY 38 (BF,D) N Twist-Davies 5-11-10 S Twist-Davies l99 5 UP TO NO GOOD 62 W Greatrex 5-11-0................................. R Johnson 80 BIG BAD DOG M Hammond 4-10-7................................................... G Lee — LOUGH LEGEND S Smith 4-10-7 .................................................... D Cook — Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... 47 GOING: HEAVY TEMPLEGATE 2.00 ............................Saucysioux 2.30......................Progress Drive 3.05...........................Final Choice 3.40 .............................Tomngerry 4.10..........................Brandon Roc 4.45 .................Lastin’ Memories 5.15.......................Up To No Good TOM PEPPER 2.00 ............................Saucysioux 2.30......................Progress Drive 3.05............Dark And Dangerous 3.40 .............................Tomngerry 4.10 ...........................Bandon Roc 4.45 .............................Instingtive 5.15....................Good Boy Bobby nTIC-TAC: Left-handed, undulating track of 1m 4f with nine stiff fences to a circuit and a run-in of 200yds. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): S Smith 31-233, M Hammond 23251, B Ellison 20-119, W Greatrex 19-66. THIS SEASON: M Hammond 5, P Kirby 3, S Smith 3. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): B Hughes 33-277, D Cook 26-166, R Johnson 19-74, A Nicol 19-97. THIS SEASON: R Johnson 9, B Hughes 8, D Cook 4. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Warthog (3.40) trained at Wellington. Round trip of 526 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Gogo Baloo (4.45). nLIVE ON RUK 5 TIGER TIME P Kirby 4-10-7.............................................................. A Nicol — 6 MANON M W Easterby 4-10-0 .................................................H Bannister — BETTING: 4-7 Good Boy Bobby, 4 Lough Legend, 7 Big Bad Dog, 8 Up To No Good WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 6 1-3 1-8 5 2017: Captain Woodie 5-11-4 N Curtis 11-4 (N Henderson), 14 ran. GEORGIA ON THEIR MINDS £120M NORTHAMPTON’S loss to Rotherham on Saturday has left them fearing the worst. We doubt the League One strugglers will fare any better tonight against Shrewsbury, who look up for promotion. The Shrews have netted two goals in each of their last four away matches and Sun Bets’ 11/8 for over 2.5 goals appeals. Northampton are chasing a first win in six and will desperately want all the points in their bid for survival. If they can somehow net first, then an unlikely 2-0 win is 14/1 with Sun Bets. DIAMOND: Total goals over 2.5, 11/8 with Sun Bets. NEXT BEST: Stefan Payne to score first, 9/2 at Sun Bets. LONGSHOT: Northampton to win 2-0, 14/1 with Sun Bets. 18+ T&Cs apply. Odds subject to change. W THEY COMP E AR COULTHARD . . . claim From Back Page chief Toto Wolff is keen to seal the deal before Sunday’s seasonopening Grand Prix in Melbourne. Hamilton is Britain’s most successful F1 driver with four world titles. But he admitted he asks himself at the start of every season whether he can still do it at the top level. Hamilton said: “I still love racing but I always have those questions, ‘Can I still drive before I get to the first test? Can I still do it? Do I still have it?’ I love that unknown. “People say ‘it’s never gonna go’ but maybe one year you don’t feel good in the car. So I’m always excited by that. “At the end of the season, of course I am wondering to myself, ‘Do I want to keep racing?’ I have to ask myself that, for sure.” SunSport exclusively revealed in September that Hamilton was in talks over a new deal. And former F1 driver David Coulthard claims the hold-up was not just over money but days off. He said: “The delay is in how much more freedom he has, how many days he has to work when he’s not at the race track.” 2GM HO 48 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 RIGHT IN THE SWING OF IT . . . McIlroy and Woods hitting form for a crack at The Masters CLASH OF THE MASTERS Rory on fire but can’t take his eye off the Tiger trying to play my best stuff when I By DAVID FACEY IT IS the mouthwatering clash was battling a rib injury. every golf fan is desperate to “I’ve always believed in myself. I my comeback, I would have taken see and it could happen at The that in a heartbeat.” know that me being 100 per cent Masters — Tiger v Rory. McIlroy, 28, who missed the cut at healthy is good enough to not just win Both Woods and McIlroy are running into peak form at the perfect time. Both lit up the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational with electrifying performances. When the dust settled, former world No 1 McIlroy was left in the spotlight after a stunning eight-under 64 ended his 18-month victory drought. Woods, too, had his army of fans roaring their approval at Bay Hill. After starting five back, he closed to within a shot of the lead before he went for broke on the par-five 16th and came badly unstuck. His ugly drive at the 511-yard hole flew left out of bounds and a bogey six ended his challenge. But 14-time Major champion Woods, 42, maintained he still felt like a winner — as he followed his runner-up finish at the Valspar a week earlier by sharing fifth in Orlando. He said: “If you had told me at the beginning of the year that I would have had a chance to win two golf tournaments this early in the Valspar, was even more upbeat after his stunning final round catapulted him three clear of Bryson DeChambeau, with fellow Major champions Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose left trailing in his wake. And it was just what the Northern Irish four-time Major winner needed as he bids to complete the career Grand Slam by capturing a Green Jacket at Augusta next month. He is now the new favourite for The Masters and heads the market for this week’s World Golf Championship Dell Match Play in Texas. McIlroy said: “It’s huge for my confidence. I kept saying I didn’t need a win going into Augusta, just to feel like I had a chance. “I just wanted to see signs of good golf but, thankfully, I’ve been able to get both. It felt great to overcome all those little barriers that come up when you are trying to close out a win, physical or mental. “Even though it’s been a while since my last win, it wasn’t easy on the PGA Tour but to win a lot. “I never lost belief. I know I’ve got a gift for this game and I know, if I put the time in, I can make a lot of it. I guess that’s what’s kept me going. “It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster recently, but geez, you don’t need to get on it with me if you don’t want to! “Golf is so fickle but I feel I’m never far away from producing golf like I did here. But on the flip side, you’re never far away from producing mediocre golf as well. “It’s such a fine line out here and I might have sounded crazy the last few weeks when I was telling everyone it actually feels pretty close and I’m not that far away and I’m putting up 72s and 73s. “Then all of a sudden it all clicks into place and I end up winning a golf tournament by three shots and shooting eight under on the last day. “So it’s fine lines out here. I think you have to play the game to really appreciate that.” Woods, who has 79 Tour wins to his name, last tasted victory at the WGC-Bridgestone in 2013. And he admits he will have to go ‘back to school’ on how to play Augusta — despite owning FOUR Green Jackets — with his back trouble keeping him away since 2015. He is afraid his yardage books will be out of date and with several greens having been resurfaced in his absence, he will need to learn their subtle breaks all over again. So he is heading to Georgia early to do his homework and added: “I will need to go take a long look at it. As crazy as this may sound, I haven’t putted on bent grass in two years so I need the practice. “So I want to go up there and make sure, take a look at all my reads on my putts and see if they match my book. If they don’t, then I’ve got to draw some more lines. “This is going to feel so new to me. I’ve also got to figure out what wedges I want to use for that week, see what the bounces are like, how much spin we’re going to get, and get used to those bunkers, because the sand’s very heavy, very thick. “I must go there and do the hard work. But I’m looking forward to it.” 1GM Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... IT’S TIME TO CATCH SOME RAY Arsenal legend Ray Parlour joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. Today from 6-10am. 1089/1053AM • DAB Radio • App • talkSPORT.com 49 50 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 By NEIL ASHTON CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER THE lone voice hurt Vince Hilaire more than any other. Somehow he learned to deal with the monkey noises that followed him when he was racing down the wing in the colours of Crystal Palace, Portsmouth and Leeds. Before away games he hid, locking himself in the dressing room during the warm-up, fearful of the stick he would take because of the colour of his skin. Hilaire, now 58, revealed: “It helped me cope with the away crowds a bit better but Terry Venables made me go out the first time Crystal Palace played at Anfield in 1979. “Once the game started the abuse gave me a lift but it was a bit embarrassing before games when one person popped up shouting stuff. “I didn’t mind 5,000 people doing it but I didn’t like the lone voice shouting out. “At Anfield, I asked Peter Nicholas to pass me the ball in the warm up and then I heard it. “One voice shouting ‘Day-O’, the opening line from Jamaica’s Banana Boat Song. “Then the Kop joined in with the rest of the words ‘Daylight come and me wan’ go home’.” The week before, when the Eagles had beaten the European champions Nottingham Forest 1-0 at Selhurst Park, there was another lone voice. This time it was a Forest player — a household name Hilaire gallantly refuses to name — who racially abused him. Hilaire added: “I went on a little mazy run, beat a couple of players and this player went, ‘Have some of that’. “He picked me up by my Afro and said, ‘Get up, n*****’. “It sounds really wrong saying it in this day and age but you were just used to players and fans saying stuff to you. “I look back at the banana throwing and monkey noises and it didn’t bother me because it was almost normal.” Sadly, racist abuse became a way of life for black footballers. At Palace Hilaire was adored, adding a flamboyant touch to a side that looked to be going places when they were tagged The Team of the Eighties under Venables. Even so, he winces now when he recalls the Palace fans adjusting the lyrics to the Boney M hit Brown Girl in the Ring whenever he was on the ball. Hilaire added: “When I was growing up, I wanted adulation. The big thing was people singing your name. That’s all I ever DAY I KOPPED IT AT ANFIELD HURT MOST EXCLUSIVE HIS PLAYING CAREER Picture exclusive: JAMIE McPHILIMEY wanted. I remember running out at Crystal Palace and that first song they sung about me, to the Boney M tune . . . I didn’t know whether to clap them or what. ‘Brown boy on the wing, tra la la la la’. “It was brilliant, really — they’re singing about me. OK, now it would be looked at as derogatory.” Hilaire lifted crowds, a firm terrace favourite during a career that looked destined to end with a stack of England caps. He was Doncaster..........................2 JOHN MARQUIS eased Donny’s relegation fears with a brace that Bradford.............................0 leaves Simon Grayson still seeking side’s best chance before the his first victory as Bradford boss. home Leading scorer Marquis took his break with a low drive which was tally for the season to 12 by burying a header into the roof of the net from Niall Mason’s 76th-minute cross, then firing home from close range in the first minute of stoppage time. Donny boss Darren Ferguson said: “This is a big win that takes us seven points clear of the drop zone. There’s a lot riding on games at this stage of the season, so you’re not going to get many classics — it’s all about points.” Skipper James Coppinger had the Crystal Palace (1977-1984) San Jose Earthquakes (1982, loan) Luton (1984) Portsmouth (1984-88) Leeds (1988-89) Stoke (1990-91, loan) Exeter (1991-92) Waterlooville (1992-93) TARGETED . . . Palace legend Hilaire in his heyday (left) suffered racist abuse from fans and even players Marq & sparks By MICHAEL MORGAN Palace legend Vince Hilaire on racist abuse smothered by keeper Colin Doyle before Bradford’s Nicky Law stabbed wide from inside the six-yard box. There was always a danger that City would pay for failing to put away their chances and Marquis duly punished them with his deadly double. Grayson admitted: “The first goal was always going to be vital, and we had the chances to get it. But we paid the price for not putting those chances away.” seriously good but always struggled for consistency. After leaving Palace, he resurrected his career with Pompey between 1984-88 before spending a season at Elland Road. Hilaire retired from the pro game in 1992 when Exeter — who were managed by World Cup winner Alan Ball — could no longer afford his contract. In the years that followed, life has been a struggle. Even now he still yearns for the dressing room, the LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A Pts Blackburn ... 37 22 10 5 70 35 76 Shrewsbury 36 22 8 6 49 27 74 Wigan .......... 34 21 8 5 63 23 71 Rotherham . 37 20 5 12 63 43 65 Scunthorpe.38 15 13 10 55 46 58 Plymouth....37 16 9 12 47 45 57 Peterboro ... 37 15 11 11 59 47 56 Portsmouth 37 16 4 17 45 47 52 Charlton......36 14 10 12 44 46 52 Bristol R.......37 15 5 17 53 56 50 Bradford ..... 36 15 5 16 48 54 50 Gillingham...36 12 13 11 42 40 49 Southend ....37 12 11 14 43 55 47 Doncaster ... 37 11 13 13 45 44 46 Blackpool ....37 11 13 13 44 48 46 Oxford Utd..36 12 9 15 52 54 45 Walsall .........37 11 11 15 47 54 44 AFC Wim’don37 11 9 17 37 48 42 Oldham ........36 10 10 16 50 62 40 Fleetwood...36 10 9 17 46 57 39 N’thampton 37 10 9 18 35 60 39 MK Dons.......37 9 11 17 37 51 38 Rochdale .....34 7 13 14 34 42 34 Bury.............37 7 9 21 31 55 30 camaraderie that comes with being a pro. Hilaire added: “One of Alan Ball’s great sayings was, ‘In football, death comes quick’. You don’t think that while you are playing. “The Alan Ball talk at Exeter did me because he said the hardest thing in football was letting me go. I was 32. That was the onset of depression. “I had a lack of interest in doing anything and I wanted the days to go quick. Working on a building site was as tough as it got. I have Gregory a Superstar JOHN GREGORY has become the first English manager to win the Indian Super League. The 63-year-old former boss of Aston Villa, Derby and QPR guided Chennaiyin FC to glory with a 3-2 win over Bengaluru. Gregory (right) said: “It is enormously satisfying, a proud moment. I have never worked as hard before I came to this club.” to say, the people in Portsmouth, without them I would be living back with my mum in the East End at 58, but everyone went out of their way to help me here. “Sometimes, when you are depressed, it never ever leaves you but there are varying degrees. “I just wish I was more worldly wise and I didn’t put so much into football, but I loved it so much.” l Vince: The Autobiography of Vince Hilaire by Vince Hilaire and Tom Maslona is published on Thursday by Biteback Publishing. Tweet @neilashton_ Mart plan Bee again MARTIN ALLEN has been appointed Barnet boss for a FIFTH time. The Bees pulled the plug on Graham Westley’s twomonth reign with the side bottom of League Two. Technical chief Mark McGhee was also axed. Allen’s return is Barnet’s 20th managerial change since 2010 and chairman Anthony Kleanthous said: “Doing nothing was not an option so here we are, another Monday another manager. Martin is back.” Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... MENDY . . . fit again Pep gets big Ben booster By MARTIN BLACKBURN PEP GUARDIOLA has a £49.3million secret weapon up his sleeve ahead of the biggest fortnight in Manchester City’s history. Next month’s Champions League quarter-final matches against Liverpool sandwich the Manchester derby — where City could clinch the title. So the return to fitness of 23-year-old defender Benjamin Mendy will be like a new signing for Pep. The Frenchman made just five appearances following his move from Monaco before suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in September. Boss Guardiola said: “The most important thing after six months is to be careful. “He believes ‘I am strong, I will play like I did before the injury’. “That is not happening. Even if he believes he is strong enough, he is not. “He trains in all the training sessions with us. “The knee is going well, because he was operated on by the best doctor in the world for that. “We are happy because, maybe, he can help us for 20-25 minutes.” Giggs for the kids From PHIL CADDEN RYAN GIGGS plans to unleash his own Class of ’92 as Wales boss in the China Cup. The new Dragons chief kicks off his reign against the hosts on Thursday. And Giggs — who came through the Manchester United ranks with Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, David Beckham and Paul Scholes — will give his young guns a shot. Liverpool duo Ben Woodburn, 18, and Harry Wilson 20, plus uncapped Brentford whizkid Chris Mepham, 20, will all get vital experience on the two-game tour. Giggs said: “I am not afraid to do that. “I see it in training and then I want to see if they can do it on the pitch. “Even in my four games as United manager I gave Tom Lawrence his debut and James Wilson. “I’ve seen Marcus Rashford develop and given him a chance when someone got injured. “An injury was how I got my chance. So it’s up to the young player — they have to take it. “The easy bit is getting in the team. The hard bit is staying in it.” JT offers a helping And EDEN PROJECT . . . Martinez with Hazard Martinez Haz plan for Eden By ANDREW DILLON ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN picked John Terry’s brains to get him through his first mental wobble at Chelsea. Blues legend and former skipper JT is still regarded as an inspirational leader to Stamford Bridge’s younger players, despite leaving for Aston Villa last summer. Danish rookie Christensen, 21, has suffered a crisis of confidence after dropping a clanger against Barcelona. He has been described as “the surprise of the season” by boss Antonio Conte for his mature performances. But being thrust into the limelight in his first full season as a starter has taken its toll. Christensen said: “I’ve been annoyed at myself and that is difficult to get rid of when there is a week between matches to think about it. “You just want to move on to the next match so that you can play without mistakes. “I can’t avoid making mistakes but in some games the mistakes have been decisive, so now I am just waiting for the next games to come so I can prove mistakes aren’t typical for me. “I have had a talk with John. He experienced setbacks and said it is natural to make mistakes. “He put it in perspective by saying if a forward misses a chance he can make it good by scoring with his next opportunity — but we can’t change a goal scored against us, so it is easy to point fingers. I have realised it and moved on.” Christensen feared his dip in form would cost him his place under hardliner Conte. He added: “I thought after making mistakes I might be out but I try to tell myself I have played all the other matches almost with no mistakes. “I hope the reason I get to start is because the manager knows he can trust me.” Christensen was subbed after pulling up during Sunday’s extra-time FA Cup win over Leicester. But after being spotted limping at a charity do in Copenhagen that evening, it appears he merely suffered a dead leg. The Denmark international now hopes he will be OK for the friendly against England’s World Cup opponents Panama on Thursday. 51 From DAVID COVERDALE DEAR JOHN . . . Christensen turned to JT (above) after his Barca wobble CHRISTENSEN THIS SEASON Games Starts % games played % games started Goals Clean sheets Goals conceded Yellow cards Red cards Win rate 36 30 73% 61% 0 9 27 0 0 50% ARSENAL KEEPER MOVE PAY LENO £25m German could oust Cech ARSENAL are lining up a By MARK IRWIN £25million summer move for a big-money move to a highBayer Leverkusen keeper profile club will improve his Bernd Leno. chances of adding to his six The German, 26, has been identified as Petr Cech’s Emirates successor by the club’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat. And the Gunners want to get the deal sorted out as quickly as possible to head off interest from Liverpool and Napoli. Leno (left), whose contract runs until 2020, has made it clear he wants a new challenge after seven years at Leverkusen. He will go to the World Cup this summer as Germany’s thirdchoice keeper behind Manuel Neuer and MarcAndre ter Stegen. And he believes international caps. Former Dortmund chief scout Mislintat has already used his Bundesliga links to lure PierreEmerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to North London. And boss Arsene Wenger is relying on him to negotiate an agreement with Leverkusen. Wenger has decided to sign a long-term goalkeeper after his team leaked more goals than any other top-six team this season. Cech, 35, became the first keeper to reach 200 Premier League clean sheets last week but is starting to show his age. And back-up keeper David Ospina is not regarded as good enough to be the regular No 1. Both Cech and Ospina have one more year to run on their contracts and are unlikely to be offered new deals. Ospina has twice rejected a move to Turkey in recent years. Cech earns £100,000 a week and would be a drain on the wage bill if he is only going to be sitting on the bench. And the signing of Leno would mean at least one of Arsenal’s keepers would become surplus to requirements. The club are also monitoring Jack Butland’s situation at relegation-threatened Stoke. But Mislintat is not convinced by the England goalkeeper. DANNY WELBECK has escaped Uefa action for his alleged dive during Arsenal’s 3-1 win against AC Milan last week. The Gunners striker won a penalty after tangling with Ricardo Rodriguez during their Europa League tie. ROBERTO MARTINEZ says he would never use Eden Hazard as a ‘false nine’ for Belgium — despite axing Christian Benteke. Hazard, 27, was critical of boss Antonio Conte playing him up front in Blues’ 1-0 defeat to Manchester City. Belgium chief Martinez admitted: “I can understand his frustration. “Would I do the same? No. It wouldn’t be as positive as using proper No 9s like Romelu Lukaku and Michy Batshuayi.” Martinez left Crystal Palace flop Benitez out of his squad for the friendly against Saudi Arabia in Brussels a week today. He said: “Christian needs to focus on getting back to his best level with his club but he is still part of the group. “This squad was to try something different.” Martinez also revealed he met Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to discuss the fitness of Toby Alderweireld. The defender is in the Belgium squad despite playing just twice since November because of hamstring problems. Martinez added: “We had a good chat. We will make sure we work with Spurs to get him back.” Pat goes quackers PATRICE EVRA could be accused of ducking his responsibilities at West Ham — as he unwinds with a little rubber pal in the bath. Fans are in a lather as the Hammers get set to face Southampton on March 31 in a must-win relegation clash. But the French defender, 36, has clearly scrubbed the match from his mind — instead having a singsong in the tub for his Monday Instagram video. To see the video, go to www.thesun.co.uk/sport 52 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2GM SUNSPORT SPECIAL ON WARNOCK . . . ‘scandal’ County’s call-off in spotlight By GRAEME BRYCE EFL chiefs are probing Derby’s decision to call off Sunday’s Championship clash with Cardiff. County claim the big freeze left the areas surrounding Pride Park “unsafe” for fans. Neil Warnock branded the 8.30am postponement a “disgrace” and “scandalous”. And the furious Bluebirds boss hinted it had been called off because Gary Rowett’s side had an injury crisis. An EFL spokesman said: “We are aware of the comments. “Having asked both clubs for their observations, the EFL will not be making any further comment until the full responses are received.” Three bodies determine if games are called off — the home club, police and local Safety Advisory Group (SAG). Derby say they followed normal protocol. But the police tweeted: “The club made this decision independently. It was not made by Derbyshire Constabulary.” And the city council said the SAG was only informed AFTER the postponement. RUSSIA 2018 COUNTDOWN 86 DAYS TO GO ENGLAND were sent packing from Mexico 86 in the quarter-finals by champions Argentina. They lost 2-1 after two famous World Cup goals — the ‘Hand of God’ (above) followed by the ‘Goal of the Century’, both from Diego Maradona. Despite the Three Lions being knocked out in the last-eight stage, Gary Lineker still won the tournament’s Golden Boot with six goals in his five games. Also in the England line-up was Kenny Sansom, whose 86 games make him his country’s second most capped full-back, behind Ashley Cole on 107. By DAVID COVERDALE RAFA BENITEZ has a 44-year-old notebook that proves he was always destined to become a manager. As a wide-eyed teenager starting out in Real Madrid’s academy, the Spaniard would give his team-mates a rating between one and three after each match. Benitez recalled: “At 13, I went to Real Madrid and started taking notes. “I had the control of my team-mates. I was giving points and marks to our players after every game, writing down the top scorers. “I still have the books. They are at home. “Then, when I was 16, I was coach in the summer and a player. “When I was at university at 17, 18, I was player, coach, manager and was playing for Real Madrid and I was in the stands watching the game. “I still have all the training sessions of my players. I have the computer. At this time I was using MS-DOS.” What is clear is that Benitez’s coaching passion burns as brightly now at the age of 57 as it did when he was a kid. That was what really stood out when SunSport spent an afternoon in his company on Newcastle’s warm-weather training camp in Spain last Friday. Benitez is still a perfectionist, a football obsessive, and he is leaving no stone unturned in his battle to avoid relegation with the 11th club of his 23-year senior managerial career. Speaking from inside the Toon’s plush hotel in Alicante, he said: “I don’t want to say that I am always working because it’s, ‘Oh, Rafa is just football’ and I have my family. “But I go to the training ground early in the morning — between 7.30am and 8.30am. Then sometimes I leave at 7pm, 8pm.” And when he does eventually go home to his North East base in nearby Jesmond? He smiled: “I watch games.” Anything else? Benitez added: “Yeah, films. “But I am also on the computer. You see someone punching someone or jumping or whatever on the TV in the background because you can concentrate on both things.” Benitez knows most of his players do not share his 24-7 football focus and have other distractions and outside interests. But he is able to keep up to speed with modern fads, thanks to his two teenage daughters. Benitez said: “People say, ‘Oh, you have to talk to players about their private life’. “But at the same time you have to realise they are always between 20 and 30 years old and I am getting older. “The good thing I have is that my daughters are 19 and 15 and then you know this environment, these social networks — Instagram, Snapchat. You know more or less what is going on. “You know if the players sit down at a table, they are Rafa uses every trick in THE book FOOTBALL OBSESSIVE BENI GETS HIS MEN ON SAME PAGE sending messages and talking between themselves. “In the past, we were playing and watching football and now they play on the PlayStation. But you know what is going on and try to understand.” In a lot of ways, Benitez sees management much like his old job as a PE teacher, which he did after his playing career finished in 1986. He explained: “It’s the same. When you have students, you have to teach them and you have to improve them and they are growing and learning. “If they listen to you, normally they will improve. If they think, they learn. When I was a player I would have liked to have had coaches asking me, ‘Why?’, asking me questions. Not just giving orders. “It’s what I try to do because I’m 100 per cent convinced that they will improve if they think.” Benitez has certainly improved many of his current crop at Newcastle — left-back Paul Dummett and centrehalf Jamaal Lascelles (right) being two obvious examples. Many pundits have pointed out how the Toon have a squad of Championship players managed by a Champions League manager. And that the newly-promoted Magpies are looking a good bet to stay up — they sit 13th and four points above the drop zone with eight games to go — is largely down to their man in the dugout. Benitez, who has just celebrated two years in charge at St James’ Park, admitted: “You are really pleased when you see your players growing. “I remember when I was talking about getting this job, I was watching them in their earlier games. “Lascelles wasn’t playing too much but it seemed like he had the potential. You could see something but you couldn’t see a player. “So I’m really pleased with that, really proud of this.” Benitez agrees that Newcastle are a team greater than the sum of their parts. He said: “The winning teams sometimes have one special player who can make a difference. We don’t have one player who can win three games in a row, like Lionel Messi or whatever. “But we are a team. What we have is a team that know each other really well, who know the jobs At 13, I went to Real and took notes and rated the players TOON MANAGER CHAPTER ’N VERSE . . . Benitez, clutching his notes, gives out orders having whisked his players off to Spain last week (below) MANAGERIAL CAREER REAL MADRID B (1993-95) P W D L WIN RATE 65 26 18 21 40% REAL VALLADOLID (1995-96) P W D L WIN RATE 29 5 10 14 17% OSASUNA P W D 11 3 4 (1996) L WIN RATE 4 27% EXTREMADURA (1997-99) P W D L 92 36 26 30 WIN RATE 39% TENERIFE (2000-01) P W 46 23 D L 11 12 WIN RATE 50% VALENCIA (2001-04) P W D L WIN RATE 162 88 41 33 54% LIVERPOOL (2004-10) P W D L WIN RATE 350 194 77 79 55% INTER MILAN (2010) P W D L WIN RATE 25 12 6 7 48% CHELSEA (interim) (2012-13) P W D L WIN RATE 48 28 10 10 58% NAPOLI (2013-15) P W D L WIN RATE 112 59 28 25 53% BOTTOM HALF OF PREM P W D L GD PTS 11 Watford 31 10 6 15 -16 36 12 Brighton 30 8 10 12 -12 34 13 NEWCASTLE 30 8 8 14 -10 32 14 Swansea 30 8 7 15 -17 31 15 Huddersﬁeld 31 8 7 16 -27 31 16 Crystal Palace 31 7 9 15 -18 30 17 West Ham 30 7 9 14 -21 30 18 Southampton 30 5 13 12 -15 28 19 Stoke 31 6 9 16 -29 27 20 West Brom 31 3 11 17 -25 20 they have to do and then they try to do this job in the best way possible.” With what he has brought to Newcastle, both on and off the pitch, Benitez is adored on Tyneside. But in some ways, he admits trying to please his public brings extra pressure. Benitez said: “I know that a lot of fans trust me and they have confidence that we can do well. “I feel this support and I feel this responsibility that I have to do well. “When you know that the fans do not care or that they are against you, sometimes you will say, ‘I will try to do my best’ but it’s not the same passion, the same feeling. “But when they support you in the way they are now, you must feel this responsibility.” If Newcastle can secure safety, Benitez has set his sights on challenging for a place in the top eight. A lot of that, though, will depend on owner Mike Ashley and whether he is willing to free up funds this summer. Benitez’s current contract expires at the end of next season but he will not enter negotiations over a new one until this campaign is over. Even then, talks will be tense as the Toon boss fears REAL MADRID (2015-16) P W D L 65 26 18 21 WIN RATE 40% NEWCASTLE (2016-) P W D L 96 45 21 30 WIN RATE 47% he can no longer trust Ashley following the problems of the last three transfer windows. But Benitez added: “What’s clear is that, to be stronger, we have to improve and we have to change things. “The way Newcastle were doing things before were not right because they were going down. Now we have had the chance to go up and we cannot make the same mistakes. “I can see the potential for this club to be in the top ten and even higher. Higher could be in the top eight. “But now the priority is to concentrate on staying up.” Tweet @dpcoverdale I feel a responsibility to fans who trust me Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... 53 GARETH NO MR NICE GUY Southgate: I’m tough enough By JORDAN DAVIES GARETH SOUTHGATE assured fans he has the grit to lead England to World Cup glory by claiming: I’m no Mr Nice Guy. He is hardly known for his touchline rants and dressing room bustups since entering the dugout in 2006. And that is unlikely to change as Southgate prepares for England’s friendly clashes with Holland on Friday and Italy next Tuesday. But he has warned his soon-to-be-named World Cup squad he is prepared to rustle a few feathers in order to change the fortunes of England at a major competition. And that aggression stemmed from one of his first experiences as a football apprentice. Speaking to the Coaches’ Voice, he said: “I was accused of being too nice by somebody only once. “When I was a youth player six or seven weeks into my apprenticeship they were having to toughen me up and there were some home truths given. “But no manager I played for ever accused me of it after. “I think anybody that CHAT . . . boss Southgate with Cook yesterday works with me knows that I want to win and I’m prepared to challenge people. “Does that mean I walk down the street and I’m rude to people and obnoxious to people? Well I hope not. “But does that mean I don’t want to win and does that mean I’m not prepared to fight for the company I work for, the club I work for, and push people as far as possible and challenge people? Well no. “I think I’m as determined as anybody else to be successful and I suppose my years of playing at a high level and now managing at a high level would tell people that there’s probably more than they know about me.” Rookie Lewis Cook, 21, believes he can bring a winning recipe to Southgate’s team. Bournemouth’s Cook became the first England captain since Bobby Moore in 1966 to lift a World Cup last June, when England Under-20s beat Venezuela. And he said: “I learnt a lot about tournament football and maybe I can give my feedback and help the team.” 54 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2GM PREMIER LEAGUEE Mo in flow after Jose low but can Kop say no to Real £200m dough? FIRMINO . . . no doubt Cleared Firmino so calm By JORDAN DAVIES ROBERTO FIRMINO claims he “always felt calm” over allegations he racially abused Everton defender Mason Holgate. And the Liverpool star has demanded that further action needs to be taken to drive racism out of football. Firmino and Holgate were involved in a heated row during January’s FA Cup Merseyside derby, won 2-1 by the Reds. The Toffees star, 21, made a complaint of racist abuse to ref Bobby Madley, claiming Firmino had called him a “n*****”. Following an FA investigation, the Brazilian was cleared last month with the evidence considered to be “insufficient”. And speaking to Goal, Firmino said: “I felt calm because I knew I had not said what they were accusing me of. “I have suffered racial prejudice and I know how painful it is. “People need to take this issue more seriously and engage in this fight against racism.” The Reds are in a dogfight to claim an automatic Champions League spot this season, with rivals Tottenham just two points behind them with a game in hand. But Firmino is confident his side can secure a top four place this campaign. He added: “We will fight to secure a Champions League place again. That’s one of the goals.” From Back Page Philippe Coutinho. Now the same could apply with Salah, 25. And Europe’s big three are convinced Anfield’s owners Fenway Sports Group would not be able to turn down an offer that would exceed the £198m PSG shelled out to land Neymar last summer. Salah, who cost the Reds £34.3m from Roma in the summer, is being compared to Lionel Messi and his 28-goal Prem tally means he has scored three more league goals than the Argentine wizard. Real will drop their interest in Chelsea’s Eden Hazard if they can nab Salah while Barca have already made noises about going for the Egyptian. The question FSG must deal with is whether it would be better to keep Salah or cash in as they did with Coutinho. Boss Jurgen Klopp still has £70m at his disposal and a profit of £165m on Salah would allow him to rival both Manchester clubs in another summer of crazy spending. IT is the burning question and the nagging doubt for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool fans alike. Not so much whether or not Mo Salah can reproduce this season’s heroics on a consistent basis over the years ahead. The answer to that is pretty clear — a definite yes. The major issue for them is whether he’ll continue to do so in a red shirt at Liverpool, or a white one as a Real Madrid Galactico. Salah’s displays for Liverpool have been phenomenal. It’s reaching the stage where it’s pointless making comparisons with heroes of the past because he’s outdoing them all. And ironically it is his performances on Merseyside which could — and almost certainly will — give them a huge problem before too long. Are you Ian Wright OUR COLUMNISTS ARE THE TALK OF FOOTBALL telling me when the rebuilding begins at Real — and they need it — he won’t be at the top of their wanted list? And while it’s blindingly obvious Liverpool will put up the fight of their lives to keep him — point out he’s contracted to 2022 with another deal in the offing — it’s a battle they will find hard to win. It’s one thing if a kid who’s grown up in Kirkby or Crosby, dreaming of having his name sung by the Kop, is wanted by someone else. It’s another one entirely if the player has grown up in Cairo, is the poster boy of his whole country and who has no lifelong loyalty to England, for all it is going great there now. We’ve seen it so many times before. Real set their sights on someone and invariably they always get them. And no amount of defiant stances matter in the end. I’ve a horrible feeling that, as far as Liverpool and Klopp are concerned, they will have another Philippe Coutinho situation on their hands sooner rather than later. And we all saw how that one played out in the end with the Brazilian heading off to Barcelona for £145million. Until that day arrives, though, let’s enjoy every minute of seeing Salah light up the Premier League. He’s doing plenty of it. Four more goals at the weekend made it an astonishing 37 in 43 games for club and country this season. One fewer than Lionel Messi’s managed in four more games. Not bad for a lad who was shown the door at Chelsea after Jose Mourinho signed him from Swiss side Basel as a 21-year-old, then hardly ever played him. The way Salah, still only 25 by the way, subsequently dealt with that rejection is superb. That’s what we should focus on, too, rather than the fact Mourinho let him slip the net. When he first came to England, it was a massive, massive step up, to one of the highest-profile clubs in the Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ............... RACE FOR SALAH 55 LUKE HERE . . . Mourinho has a few points to make to Shaw SALAH, EUR THE BEST….ALMOST MO SALAH scores a goal every 85.5 minutes in the Premier League this season — making him the second deadliest marksman in Europe’s top five leagues. Only Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski hits the net more regularly than the Liverpool man (every 81.3 mins). However, Salah has the most league goals. BEST MINS PER GOAL IN TOP FIVE EUROPEAN LEAGUES THIS SEASON Robert Lewandowksi (B Munich) MO SALAH (Liverpool) Ciro Immobile (Lazio) Edinson Cavani (PSG) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Sergio Aguero (Man City) GOALS MINS PER GOAL 23 81.3 28 85.5 24 91.7 23 91.9 22 92.3 21 93.1 Neymar (PSG) Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Paulo Dybala (Juventus) Harry Kane (Tottenham) Radamel Falcao (Monaco) GOALS MINS PER GOAL 19 94.1 22 95.4 25 98.4 17 98.6 24 101.7 17 104.8 ALL SET FOR A PREMIER LEAGUE RECORD SALAH is also on course for the most Prem goals in a 38-game season. The current record of 31 is held by Alan Shearer (1995-96), Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) and Luis Suarez (2013-14). With 0.93 goals per game (28 in 30) and seven PL matches left to play, Salah could finish on a record 35. 35 GOALS MOST GOALS IN 38-GAME PL SEASON: 31 GOALS Alan Shearer Cristiano Ronaldo Luis Suarez (1995-96) (2007-08) (2007-08) SALAH'S GOALS THIS SEASON Projected goals after 38 games Currently 28 goals in 32 games 36 SALAH has 36 goals in all comps — more than any Liverpool player in their debut season. Fernando Torres was the previous record-holder (33 in 2007-08). End of season Start of season 3 SUPERSTARS WHO WERE LURED TO THE BERNABEU DAVID BECKHAM CRISTIANO RONALDO GARETH BALE England captain’s relationship with boss Sir Alex Ferguson had deteriorated to such a degree that Manchester United flogged him for just £25m in 2003. Signing Ronaldo for £80m from United in 2009 is surely the club’s most significant deal. Ron has hit 444 goals and won 15 titles, including THREE Champions Leagues. Welsh wizard became the world’s most expensive footballer in 2013, swapping White Hart Lane for the Bernabeu for £86m. In four seasons, he has three Champions League wins among his ten titles. ...AND ONE THAT GOT AWAY DAVID DE GEA Well, so far anyway . . . Madrid have been chasing Spain’s No 1 for years without success. A deal with Manchester United so nearly came off in 2015 only for a faulty fax machine to kybosh the keeper’s move from Old Trafford to Spain on transfer deadline day. world’s highest-profile league. There were still moments in the rare chances he got when he looked fantastic. I remember seeing him score a stunner when Chelsea beat Arsenal 6-0, for example. But at that stage of his career, you couldn’t blame Jose for not using him when he had the likes of Oscar, Eden Hazard, Frank Lampard, Andre Schurrle and Willian. If Salah had been at Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal or even Spurs, there’s every chance it would have been the same story. Don’t forget, when Liverpool paid £34.3m to sign him from Roma, plenty of cynics thought it was too much. They wrote him off as a Chelsea reject, said it’s one thing doing it in Italy, it’s another doing it in England. He never got the credit as a potential superstar and, while I was interested to see him return, I never for one moment thought he’d have the impact he has. Some people have asked if he will get even better, but that’s not the issue. You can’t produce more technical ability, better movement, greater assists and goals than he is already. The point is whether he repeats it year in, year out. And if he does, whether he’s gunning for a Premier League or La Liga title winners’ medal. LUKE WON’T BE PUSHED But Mour planning clearout By MARTIN BLACKBURN LUKE SHAW is determined not to be forced out of Manchester United by would be a free agent in summer 2019 boss Jose Mourinho this summer. and would have greater options to The England left-back once again choose from, as well as a lucrative came under fire from the Special One signing-on fee. after he was hauled off at half-time It is shaping up to be another during the FA Cup quarter-final victory summer of upheaval at United. Zlatan over Brighton on Saturday. Ibrahimovic, 36, and Belgian Marouane And he is one of a host of players Fellaini are coming to the end of their Mourinho will look to contracts, while club get rid of as part of a skipper Michael Carrick, major summer overhaul 36, is retiring at the end at Old Trafford. of the season. As many as nine playThe signs are that Felers might be moved on laini is likely to snub the as the Portuguese aims chance to stay so he can to continue his United agree better terms elserevolution with another FRANCE national coach where as a free agent. big spend. In addition, United Didier Deschamps claims would But while he is almost certainly Paul Pogba is unhappy at listen unhappy with the way to offers for he has been treated by the Red Devils. Matteo Darmian, Daley Mourinho, Shaw, 22, is The £89million midfield Blind, Ander Herrera ready to dig his heels in. star has been left out of and Andreas Pereira. The ex-Southampton Then there are questhe starting XI for man knows he will be in United’s last three games. tion marks over Chris a strong position as he Deschamps will hold Smalling, Anthony Marwill be into the final talks with Pogba ahead of tial and Juan Mata’s year of his contract in August. friendlies against Colom- long-term futures, though it is unlikely they would He could change his bia and Russia. all be moved on. mind if a move to He said: “I don’t know Ashley Young looks set Tottenham is on the what it is. I’m sure I’ll to stay as cover at table — while Chelsea hear about it. left-back after United may also re-ignite their “Of course, it’s a situa- triggered a one-year interest. tion he won’t be enjoying. extension to his deal. Spurs chief Mauricio As well as Rose, “There can be many Pochettino could ask for Mourinho is believed to the United man in part reasons. exchange if United make “But he can’t be happy be keen on Shakhtar a move to land Danny with what he’s going Donetsk midfielder Fred, who was a target for Rose during the close through with his club.” Manchester City in season. January. But Shaw knows he Didier feels for Pogba SHARP SHOCK From Back Page their worldwide fanbase. Mourinho recognises the importance of his role as manager of a club the size of United and passed that message on to his team. He made it clear they must respect the shirt, the club and its history — as well as the manager — during a passionate speech to his squad. The Special One told them to accept their responsibilities and appreciate their position as United players while away on international duty. He was furious with his side’s display against Brighton at Old Trafford and even claimed Nemanja Matic was playing on “an island”. Mourinho has been stung by criticism of his approach and selections following the Champions League 2-1 home defeat to Sevilla last Tuesday. United’s boss, desperate to end the season with a trophy, faces an FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham next month. MARCOS ROJO turned the air blue when he heard Alexis Sanchez was joining Manchester United back in January. Argie Rojo admitted his unhappiness at the Chilean leaving Arsenal. He said: “Whenever we came up against one another we would give each other a good kicking. “When I heard I said ‘Oh, f*****g hell, no! Now this guy’s coming here!’ “We were in Dubai at the time. “Jose Mourinho tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘I don’t want you smashing him in training’ and burst out laughing.” 56 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Sun thesun.co.uk/sport Sport £120M Hamilton set to sign record deal EXCLUSIVE by BEN HUNT LEWIS HAMILTON is expected to sign a mega £120MILLION Mercedes deal this week — the biggest contract in British sporting history. The Formula One world champion will earn £40m a year over the first two years of the new agreement, while he also has the option of a third year. It means the Brit, 33, will earn a staggering £770,000 a week. Merc Turn to Page 48 £200M Real, Barca and PSG target Salah LIVERPOOL are facing a world record £200million fight to hold on to magic man Mo Salah. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain all want the Egyptian strike ace. His stunning goalscoring season for the Anfield outfit with 37 goals in 43 matches has alerted Europe’s big guns. And it means By KEN LAWRENCE Kop boss Jurgen Klopp will have to reject a world record offer to keep hold of his star asset. Salah’s suitors saw how two months ago Liverpool had to accept the inevitable once Barca met their £145m valuation for Turn to Page 54 MAN UTD EXCLUSIVE VE SHIRT SHARP SHOCK MAKING HIS POINT . . . Mourinho has laid it on the line to his United stars with a no-nonsense speech y(7HA3A7*MQSTMM( |||+#!$' Jose: You lot must show more respect to badge By NEIL ASHTON, Chief Football Reporter JOSE MOURINHO has issued a tub-thumping war cry to his Manchester United stars, telling them to get it into their heads how big the club is. The United chief battered them for being “afraid” in Saturday’s FA Cup win over Brighton. But in an emotional address, he impressed on his bruised players the responsibility they have to Turn to Page 55 © NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS Ltd, 2018. Published and licensed for distribution in electronic and all other derivative formats by News Group Newspapers Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF, 020 7782 4000. 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