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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
FOR A GREATER BRITAIN
LESS THAN THE
DAILY MIRROR
50p
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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.”
dan.wootton@the-sun.co.uk
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.”
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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.
t.newtondunn@the-sun.co.uk
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.”
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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.
katie.hodge@the-sun.co.uk
9
10 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Sun
THE
SAYS
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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.
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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.
andy.halls@the-sun.co.uk
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.”
nick.mcdermott@the-sun.co.uk
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.
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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.
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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.”
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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. If you do not
be told there’s a bomb
sent 5,000 USD.
in a bag kids carry.”
“If you try to call
The hoax also went
the cops we WILL
to schools in the Home
blowup the device on
the SPOT.”
Counties,
Liverpool,
Police
established
Manchester, Yorkshire
there were no “viable
and Lincolnshire.
threats”
from
the
robert.pattinson
email — and last night Gaming . . Minecraft online
@the-sun.co.uk
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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
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£2million deal with councils and the NHS
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Voters ‘to
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I Shawl Be
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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.”
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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
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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.
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arre
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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
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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
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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
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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
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24 ............... Tuesday, March 20, 2018
ARMY’S
‘BULLIES’
PROBE
BUNGLE
Rap for £1m fiasco
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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
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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:
john.lucas@the-sun.co.uk
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.”
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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.
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A moody
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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.
robin.perrie@the-sun.co.uk
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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
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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.
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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
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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:
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WHY? DNA results mean
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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DAILY
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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.
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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. They reckon
taking an hour-long bath can
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‘People say I’m smaller
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‘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.
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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.
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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.”
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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. . .
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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
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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
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of drink or drugs.
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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
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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
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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
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TO 7042.93
Pension push . . . £1bn promise
MELROSE
SUGARS
GKN BID
TURNAROUND specialist
MELROSE has offered to
inject up to £1billion into
the pension scheme of
GKN as it steps up its
hostile bid to take over
the engineering giant.
GKN shareholders will
decide on March 29
whether to accept
Melrose’s offer.
The engineer’s board are
urging them to reject the
bid. They want GKN to
solely focus on aerospace
and merge its automotive
unit with America’s DANA.
Yesterday Dana said it
would seek a secondary
listing in London if the
merger goes through,
paving the way for more
British shareholders to
back the deal.
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.
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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
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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.
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The prop’s boss at St
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said: “The surgeon told
Alex and the club he’ll
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Josh will
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By GARY CARTER
JOSH CHARNLEY is back
in rugby league after
signing for Warrington.
The ex-Wigan winger
moved to union with Sale
Sharks but has returned
to the 13-a-side code
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26,
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needed. I know a few
boys here and they speak
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Warrington boss Steve
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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
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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
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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
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NEXT BEST: Stefan Payne to
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LONGSHOT: Northampton to
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THEY COMP
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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