Sun 25P THE Wednesday, March 21, 2018 FOR A GREATER BRITAIN LESS THAN THE DAILY MIRROR 50p Glum . . . Dec looks tense as he is snapped out yesterday thesun.co.uk l Ant starts rehab at home l Crisis talks over Takeaway ..AND POOR DEC SEE PAGES 4&5 YouFools SUN INVESTIGATES WEB GIANT Lethal lesson . . . gun in online video EXCLUSIVE by MILES GOSLETT A YOUTUBE app for young children showed a video on how to make a gun, The Sun can reveal. The four-minute clip, viewed 3.6million times, was easily accessible on YouTube Kids, which is supposed to Continued on Page Two YOUTUBE APP FOR KIDS SHOWS HOW TO MAKE A GUN 2 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1GM YOUTUBE’S GUIDE TO GUNS Continued from Page One Danger . . rifle is fired carry content specifically for youngsters aged three to 12. Typing “gun” into its search function gave a step-by-step clip on constructing an air rifle. A man in a bomber jacket is seen assembling the crude home-made weapon from bits of old pipe, with a plastic bottle for the compressed air. He then loads it with a ball-bearing before firing into cans in the video, entitled “Homemade Air Gun — How To Make EASY Airgun”. Last night campaigners called it “deplorable”. Chrissie Hall, of the Gun Control Network, said: “No one should be allowed to put videos on YouTube showing children how to make air weapons.” She highlighted the case of Ben Wragge, 13, who was accidentally shot dead by a friend with an air rifle in Thurston, Suffolk, in 2016. Ms Hall said: “He was the 15th child killed by an air weapon over the last two decades in the UK. They are lethal.” The video has no safety commentary, and some viewers said the weapon made was also highly dangerous. One, Bill Haley, commented: “Don’t do this. The bottle explodes in your face and loads of sharp bits embed themselves into your skin.” Tory MP Andrew Bridge, slammed the online giant, saying: “It’s highly irresponsible for YouTube Kids to feature a video of this nature.” YouTube last night removed it from the app after being alerted by The Sun. It said: “The YouTube Kids team is made up of parents who care deeply about this, so it’s extremely important for us to get this right, and we act quickly when videos are brought to our attention.” A Government spokesman said: “We expect online platforms to have robust processes in place.” GUNS, PERVS, SEX AND A ZOMBIE PEPPA PIG – PAGE 10 STARS DRIVEN TO DESPAIR BBC BUNGLE ‘HUNG STAFF OUT TO DRY’ Licence-payers face bill for millions A RADIO 4 presenter has told MPs she was “hung out to dry” by the BBC’s bungling of staff pay — which is likely to cost licence-payers millions. By PAUL REVOIR died and she was denied bereavement leave — even having to host a programme before the funeral. Kirsty, who has presented Radio 4’s Front Row since 2004, told the culture, media and sport select committee: “I entered into this whole arrangement in good faith. “I trusted the BBC, I was proud to be part of the BBC, and I feel like I have been hung out to dry. “I feel betrayed, and I ask ‘Where is the duty of care to me and my colleagues?’” A “dossier of despair” received by the committee also revealed some staff attempted suicide, feared being made homeless and suffered other mental damage. The BBC may now have to settle hosts’ unpaid tax bills after forcing them to set up PSCs, with tens of millions in compensation claims for loss of pension rights alone. Financial journalist Paul Lewis, presenter of Radio 4’s Money Box, said the BBC may have shaved 30 per cent off its wage bill and £10million a year on National Insurance contributions alone. Mr Lewis, who himself refused to set up a PSC, said: “The BBC’s point of view is that no one was forced, but the evidence is that if you didn’t do it, you didn’t work.” firstname.lastname@example.org But not being on staff meant she had to work through her cancer treatment as she got no sick pay. And she said her “worst fears came true” when her stepdaughter ULSTER FEUD CUTS FEUDING Northern Irish politicians face a £13,500 pay cut as early as next week as No10 ratchets up the pressure on parties to restore power-sharing. Chancellor Philip Hammond has introduced a budget for the province to pay for essential services and collect taxes. It includes cutting Assembly members’ salaries from £49,500 to £36,000 to force the DUP and Sinn Fein to end 14 months of stalemate and restore the power-sharing executive. MPs will vote on the pay cut in the Commons today. NIXON FOR GOVERNOR SEX And The City star Cynthia Nixon, right, is to run for New York governor. The actress, 51, who played Miranda Hobbs, wants to stand for the Democratic party. 8 GLASGOW EDINBURGH BELFAST 6 9 NEWCASTLE LEEDS LIVERPOOL MANCHESTER 8 NORWICH BIRMINGHAM DUBLIN CARDIFF 7 PLYMOUTH 9 ‘Betrayal’ . . Kirsty at committee yesterday WAR ON PLASTIC THE amount of plastic ending up in the ocean is set to treble by 2025 if no action is taken to curb the problem, a major report has warned. Scientists behind the Government’s Foresight Future of the Sea study said efforts to reduce plastic pollution should focus on preventing it entering the ocean, introducing new biodegradable materials and public awareness of marine protection. Professor Ed Hill, of National Oceanography Centre, warned there is an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude to the sea. SUJIKO 9 ABERDEEN 8 8 BRISTOL 10 SOUTHAMPTON 8 LONDON TODAY: Southern and central regions of the UK will see early sun, with cloud and spots of rain later. Breezy with outbreaks of rain for northern parts of the UK, this most persistent in western areas of Scotland. TONIGHT: A wet night with patchy rain, with a few mist patches developing under light winds. OUTLOOK: Wet for Scotland and Northern Ireland on Thursday, but elsewhere across the UK it should remain largely dry. Windy for western and northern areas. More in the way of widespread showery rain on Friday. THU 11˚ Corbyn’s union pal pay row EXCLUSIVE by STEVE HAWKES ONE of Jeremy Corbyn’s biggest trade union backers faces a mutiny over an “unjustifiable” fat-cat pay rise for its top brass. Furious members in the GMB have lodged seven motions demanding a protest vote at the union’s annual congress in June. The 7.2 per cent hike of £5,000 handed by general secretary Tim Roache to regional secretaries was revealed by The Sun in December. It takes their pay to £75,000 a year. In one motion, the Beds County Branch storms: “It’s one rule for the elite and another for all our members.” Meanwhile the hard-left takeover of Labour was complete yesterday as Corbynista Jennie Formby, ex-political secretary at Unite, became the party’s general secretary. Her win, by 35 votes to two, came 24 hours after six senior staff at Labour HQ quit in protest at her imminent arrival. CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS ‘Rogue’ broadcaster’s bill could run into millions Kirsty Lang told MPs she and others were “coerced” into setting up personal service companies (PSCs) in order to keep their jobs at the Beeb. Roache . . . with Corbyn To play Sujiko, enter the numbers 1 to 9 in the spaces so that the total in each circle is equal to the sum of the four surrounding squares. PUZZLES: PAGE 41 POLICE quizzed former French president Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday over alleged 2007 election funding irregularities. It is claimed late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi helped finance the campaign for Sarkozy, 63, who was being held in Nanterre, France. He denies wrongdoing. We are always after good stories – and we pay big money for them every day. Call our newsdesk and we’ll call you straight back. WhatsApp: 0742 372 0250 SAT 10˚ Sarkozy cop quiz We pay for your stories Call: 020 7782 4100 or our Manchester office on: 0161 9355351 FRI 11˚ THE Sun aims to have the highest standards. Let us know if we make mistakes. The Sun is a founding member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation. To complain to us about the code it enforces, go to www.thesun.co.uk/ipso. Email email@example.com or write to The Sun Ombudsman, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. email: firstname.lastname@example.org or our Manchester office on: email@example.com Today’s birthdays Actors GARY OLDMAN, 60, left, and TIMOTHY DALTON, 72. Singer and TV host ROCHELLE HUMES, 29, right. lLast night’s Health Lottery numbers: 1, 2, 27, 45, 49. Bonus No: 25. lLast night’s winning EuroMillions numbers: 26, 29, 37, 39, 44. Lucky Stars: 9, 11. 1GM 3 Picture: ALAN STRUTT/CELEBRITY MEDIA Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... By BONNIE McLAREN CURVY Kelly Brook looks ready for some warmer weather now spring has officially arrived — and, look, the roses are out already. The model, 38, showed off her eye-catching blooms as she balanced on a bed, before squeezing into another set of lacy black lingerie, above. We’ve had a tough few weeks with winter in full flow. But judging by Kel, everything could yet come up roses. ROYALS BOOK UNKNOWN BAKER Crown jewels . . Claire & Matt ‘Sorry’ for pay storm THE producers of The Crown have apologised to actors Matt Smith and Claire Foy for putting them in a gender pay-gap row. Left Bank apologised after it emerged Matt, 35, earned more for playing Prince Philip in the Netflix drama than Claire, 33, did for portraying the Queen. MEG ME A CAKE By EMILY ANDREWS THE owner of a tiny bakery has been chosen to make Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake. The royals have asked Claire Ptak for a lemon and elderflower cake decorated with spring flowers. Californian Claire runs the trendy Violet Bakery in Hackney, East London. She became pals with Meghan, 36, after the actress interviewed her for her old lifestyle blog The Tig. Claire said she was “delighted” to be hired for the Windsor Castle Fans . . . nuptials on May royal pair 19. She told how the royal couple Royal appointment . . Claire “share the same values as I do about food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most importantly flavour”. Chef Jamie Oliver asked her to make wife Jools’ gluten-free birthday cake last year. William and Kate opted for a traditional cake from a royal baker for their 2011 wedding. firstname.lastname@example.org They’ll serve lemon & elderflower treat at wedding 4 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 MUMS & DADS SOCIAL ’MARE 2GM ANT IN CRISIS TROUBLED ROUBLED 1M more people over the age of 65 than 5yrs ago 2021 is the year when dementia total will pass 1million Promising a revamp . . . Mr Hunt yesterday Hunt caps bills TOO care mum Hunt Forlorn . . . Dec walks to train station with his missus yesterday many families experience social that we would not want for “our or dad”, Health Secretary Jeremy warned yesterday. He said many vulnerable Brits were treated as “just another task on someone else’s to-do list” instead of a “valued human being”. plans for a cap on “puniBy NICK McDERMOTT Health Editor forced to spend savings or sell their home while long-term cancer treatment remains free. However, Mr Hunt said the elderly must still expect to “contribute”. He said reforms would drive up quality but acknowledged health and social care are under “unprecedented pressure” and hailed workers as “modern-day heroes”. Mr Hunt also said the UK suffers from an “epidemic of loneliness”, with one in three pensioners saying TV is their main form of company. A Green Paper on social care will be published this summer. Caroline Abrahams, of Age UK, said: “However positive it turns out to be, it won’t in itself solve the dire funding problems facing social care.” nick.mcdermott@ the-sun.co.uk BOY DOPE BID A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy with a rare form of epilepsy could help to get the cannabis laws changed after meeting the Prime Minister yesterday. Alfie Dingley, who suffers up to 30 seizures a day, handed a petition to Theresa May calling for him to be granted a special licence to use medical cannabis. No10 expressed sympathy to Alfie and his family, from Kenilworth, Warwickshire, and did not rule out decriminalising cannabis for medical use. The Prime Minister’s spokesman pledged to “explore a range of options to help him”. Picture: FLYNET/SPLASH It came as he announced tive” social care costs in a speech ahead of crucial funding reforms. He told the British Association of Social Workers conference in London: “Still too many people experience care that is not of the quality we would all want for our own mum or dad. “They describe a daily visit from a rotating cast of care workers, as brief as 15 minutes, with barely time to get help washing or getting dressed and no time to build friendly relationships.” Mr Hunt said our “confusing and fragmented” health and social services created a risk of patients being “passed from pillar to post, giving the same information repeatedly without receiving joinedup, personalised care”. He said whether pensioners face vast bills is often down to the “lottery of which illness they get”. It was “far from fair” dementia patients were DEVASTATED Dec Donnelly looks forlorn yesterday as he is seen out for the first time since pal Ant’s arrest. The 42-year-old was accompanied by wife Ali Astall — the telly duo’s longtime manager — as they walked to a train station near their home. A source said: “Understandably Dec looked as though he had the weight of the world on his shoulders. “He’s got some huge decisions to make in the coming days, and all eyes are going to be on him in terms of deciding what’s going to happen next. “With Ant out of the picture, he will be making all the crucial decisions which in the past they always made By SIMON BOYLE together. It’s obviously a very testing time for him and for Ali, who has always been incredibly close to Ant too as their manager and as a friend.” Ant’s first rehab trip was his longest time away from Dec in a three-decade friendship which saw them buy homes on the same West London street. Writing in their 2010 autobiography, the duo insisted neither would ever work alone. Dec said: “We’ve always had one constant that’s kept us sane — each other.” Ant wrote: “We made an agreement. Neither one of us would ever be on our own out there.” Close . . . lads with their partners last year 2GM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... HOST STARTS REHAB INDOORS Shock . . . Sun Page One yesterday EXCLUSIVE by SIMON BOYLE Associate Bizarre Editor ANT McPartlin was in lockdown at his home last night as he began his rehab — and will play no part in discussions about the future of his TV shows. The troubled star spent yesterday behind closed doors at the £1.6million rented property, with best pal Dec Donnelly in only limited telephone contact to check on his well-being. But Ant — embarking on a second bid to beat his demons — will have no say in discussions over whether the rest of their Saturday Night Takeaway series will go ahead following his arrest last Sunday on suspicion of drink-driving. Crunch talks between Dec and ITV are due today and will see a decision taken over the remaining two episodes — including one in Florida with millions of pounds in sponsorship and deals at stake. A source said: “Ant is now out of things professionally, completely cut off from everything. His mum Christine is at the house and Dec is in touch by phone, but purely as his best friend. They aren’t talking about work. “Ant is very ill and it would be unfair to involve him in very difficult discussions about the TV shows while so much else is going on. “He may still be at home, but cutting himself off from everything is the first stage of his treatment before he decides exactly how to proceed with getting himself better. He needs time, he needs his best mate and he needs proper help.” Geordie Ant, 42, is also dealing with the legal consequences of his arrest after he failed a roadside breathalyser following a collision with two other cars as he drove his Mini in South West London. He is devastated but has told those close to him he has no intention of using any legal loopholes to escape the consequences. The star stood down from Saturday Night Takeaway on Monday. This weekend’s show is cancelled and the remaining two are hanging in the balance. Some executives are now considering a stand-in team which would see stars including Stephen Mulhern, Scarlett Moffatt, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby join Dec for the final two episodes. However, others believe the series should be pulled off screens. An announcement may be made as early as today. A source said: “A huge amount of work’s gone into creating this year’s Takeaway and many don’t want it wasted, but replacing Ant is extremely difficult. “He and Dec have never worked apart. So people have been reluctant to team Dec up with someone else in case it damages any of their magic. “Bringing in a team of friends seems a potential solution. It would mean Dec had support from people he’s close to without feeling Ant has been replaced.” Ant was put on indefinite leave after Sunday’s crash and insiders say there is no chance he will return for Britain’s Got Talent in Mum . . . yesterday PRISONER IN HIS OWN HOME Addictions . . Ant outside home. Below, after crash Only mum and Dec can see troubled star May — with even I’m A Celebrity at the end of the year looking unlikely. Mum Christine was with him yesterday at the home in Chiswick, West London, that he has been renting since splitting from wife Lisa Armstrong. Pals say the star, who entered rehab last summer after admitting a drug addiction, is determined to beat his issues. LAST night absent Ant and Dec missed out on two gongs they had been nominated for at the Royal Television Society Awards in central London. TV PALS SPEAK OUT Hosts . . . Holly and Phil yesterday ANT’S close friends Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield yesterday insisted he would have to face the consequences after his arrest. The ITV duo faced criticism on Monday after failing to mention the incident on This Morning. Fans suggested they had tried to protect their pal despite the crash By SIMON BOYLE involving a family with their young daughter. But yesterday both admitted they found it difficult to talk about due to their friendship. Phillip, 55, said: “Like many we are shocked and saddened. The overwhelming feeling has to be — no matter who you are, no matter what you do — if you get into a car having had a drink the responsibility is entirely yours.” Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan said he “didn’t recognise” Ant now, despite previously working with him on Britain’s Got Talent. He said: “He’s definitely changed, no question.” 5 2GM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... RAF JET CRASH H TRAGEDY Genius . . Prof Stephen Hawking ashes will be buried in Abbey l Aircraft engineer killed l Pilot ejects to safety Free teas at Beeb THE BBC spent £196,000 on free tea and coffee for workers last year at the expense of the taxpayer. Staff at New Broadcasting House in London had 16 refreshment hubs to treat themselves. The £196,114 total was revealed after a Freedom of Information request. A Beeb spokesman said limited refreshments came with the building as it was “a 24/7 operation”. But Tory MP Andrew Bridgen accused the BBC of “Spanish practices”. Regional office staff bought their own drinks. Film seat man dies A MAN whose head became wedged under a cinema seat’s electronic footrest has died, it emerged yesterday. The freak accident happened after he tried to retrieve his phone at the end of a film on March 9. He suffered a cardiac arrest at the Vue cinema in Birmingham’s Star City leisure complex. The cinema said: “We are saddened to learn that he passed away on March 16. A full investigation is ongoing.” Plunged . . jet hours before By DAVID WILLETTS and RUTH WARRANDER By ROB PATTINSON SCIENCE genius Stephen Hawking’s ashes will be buried at Westminster Abbey — near the grave of Sir Isaac Newton. The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall said it was “entirely fitting” his remains should lie near giants of science, including Charles Darwin. He said: “We believe it to be vital that science and religion work together to answer the great questions of life and of the universe.” The ashes of Prof Hawking — an atheist — will be interred later this year. The honour was announced as Prof Hawking’s family said an “inclusive” funeral will be held in Cambridge on Easter Saturday. The celebrated physicist died last week, aged 76. 7 Aftermath . . smoke cloud after crash ARROWS HORROR Wreckage . . . probe begins yesterday. Right, Flt Lt Stark is thought to be the pilot AN APPY MEAL BILL A RESTAURANT chain’s new phone app lets diners pay automatically as they leave without asking for the bill. Wagamama says it will save punters 12 minutes, the time it normally takes to wait for the bill and card machine. Users set up an account with payment details on the app, called Waga- mamago, and give the waiter a fourdigit till code which pops up as they enter. Payment is made as the location technology detects they are leaving. Drinks and starters can be ordered on it too but Wagamama said it wanted to keep human “interaction” for main courses. Sun LUCINDA Shaw and Martin Kelly finally got hitched yesterday after their wedding plans were wrecked twice in a month by heavy snow near Exeter, Devon. SPOT A RED Arrows engineer was killed when a jet crashed in flames yesterday, while the pilot ejected to safety. Reports suggested both managed to eject but one parachute did not open in the tragedy as they tried to land at a training base. The RAF confirmed the engineer in the rear cockpit seat died but the pilot, believed to be Flt Lt David Stark, survived. Witnesses saw the display plane nosedive to the ground at RAF Valley in North Wales. It was suspected the Hawk jet had hit a bird, wiping out its single engine, but sources said mechanical failure had not been ruled out. A woman walking her dogs said: “The plane noise stopped all of a sudden as if the engine cut out. Then it fell straight down towards the ground. “Then we heard a bang, we saw flames and smoke and spotted a man in a parachute close to the ground already — he looked like a rag doll lifeless in the harness.” Flt Lt Stark, 35, is believed to have flown to the Anglesey base with his crewmate for ground simulator training. They had just taken off to return to home base RAF Scampton, Lincs, when an “incident” forced them to try to land back at Valley at 1.30pm. A source said: “Both managed to get out but tragically one of the men’s parachutes didn’t perform properly for whatever reason.” An RAF spokesman last night said the unnamed engineer died in a “tragic accident” and added: “The pilot survived and is receiving medical care.” email@example.com Team hit by latest death THE tragedy comes after two previous deaths rocked the famous aerobatics display team. Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, pictured top, may have blacked out due to G-force before his fatal Bournemouth Air Festival crash in August 2011, an inquest heard. In November that year, Flt Lt Sean Cunningham, 35, bottom, died when his ejector seat fired by accident but the parachute failed to open during ground checks. NO TASTE FAT LINK FAT people have fewer taste buds so they eat more to compensate for the lack of taste, say researchers. Tests on mice showed those fed a high-fat diet for eight weeks piled on weight and had 25 per cent fewer taste buds than those fed a low-fat diet. Scientists at Cornell University in New York believe inflammation, driven by obesity, can reduce the number of taste buds on the tongue within weeks. Assistant Professor Robin Dando said: “Obese individuals have been reported to display a weakened sense of taste and thus may be driven to consume more calories to attain such reward.” 8 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2GM FACEBOOK DATA ROW DEEPENS Q&A WHAT has happened? Facebook is accused of passing 50 million users’ information to British company Cambridge Analytica, without their consent. How was the information collected? In 2014, 270,000 Facebook users took part in a personality quiz on an app on the network. The app harvested information from the person taking the quiz and all their friends. How was it used? The data was sold to Cambridge Analytica who profiled US users in order to send them pro-Donald Trump campaign messages. Was this against Facebook’s rules? Harvesting data was allowed but selling it on was not. Facebook said it demanded the data was deleted when it found out about “the breach”. Is this the case? A whistle-blower says this was never checked and all the information was kept, with some still available online. ZUCKER PUNCH £384bn FRIDAY 16th March WEDNESDAY 14th March lMPs summon boss lShares fall off a cliff FACEBOOK’S Mark Zuckerberg was yesterday summoned by MPs in the row over 50 million users’ data. Top MP Damian Collins called it “a catastrophic failure”. The Culture Committee chief said a Facebook exec By LYNN DAVIDSON must address MPs as the firm’s earlier evidence over fake news was “misleading”. He wrote to the Facebook boss: “I hope it will be you.” It came as the firm’s value fell to £339billion, 11½ per cent down since Friday. The storm is over Brit firm Cambridge Analytica grabbing users’ data and sending them pro-Donald Trump info before the US election. It is believed to have personally cost Mr Zuckerberg more than £5billion. UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, launching her own probe, wants a court warrant to search the firm’s offices. Last night she had to order a Facebook team off Cambridge’s premises. Mr HOW C A F EBOOK SHARES TUMBLED £339bn TUESDAY 20th March Under pressure . . Zuckerberg and, inset, Nix Collins said: “It’s not clear what they were doing there or what their intention was. Was it to interfere with the ICO investigation?” The firm’s chief Alexander Nix was caught on TV bragging about his untraceable data aiding Mr Trump. The company last night suspended him and is probing. firstname.lastname@example.org The Sun Says — Page Ten STOCK HIT BY STORM FACEBOOK’S value has dropped £45billion since news of the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. The firm’s shares fell more than six per cent in US trading on Monday and a further five per cent yesterday, taking its value to £339billion. 1GM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... 9 TASSEL DO NICELY, JOURDAN Disgraced . . . Harvey Weinstein firm ends sex claim legal gag By HOWELL DAVIES HARVEY Weinstein’s former firm has scrapped all confidentiality rules the disgraced filmmaker may have used to silence female staff he allegedly sexually assaulted. The Weinstein Company announced the non-disclosure agreements would be void as it filed for bankruptcy. Weinstein, 66, founded the studio with brother Bob, 63, in 2005 but was dismissed in October after numerous sex abuse allegations against him. The company said: “Since October, it has been reported that Harvey Weinstein used non-disclosure agreements as a secret weapon to silence his accusers. “Effective immediately, those ‘agreements’ end.” It added: “No one should be afraid to speak out or coerced to stay quiet.” Girl brain hit by pox A GIRL of six is having to learn how to talk again after chickenpox gave her brain damage. Lacey Ainley spent Christmas in hospital after suffering a seizure in the early hours of the morning on December 21. She was taken to hospital and put on life support — then had to have an emergency operation. Doctors told her dad Mark, 34, an infection on a chickenpox spot in her nose spread to her brain. The dad of six said: “I was so scared for her. It was horrible.” Lacey, from Bridlington, East Yorks, is now at home recovering. Sick and mix blitz POLICE are investigating a suspected chemical attack on a display of pick and mix sweets. A man allegedly walked into a branch of Poundland and sprayed it with a substance which staff believe was bleach. The display has been shut after last Thursday’s incident at the store in Exeter. A local Wilko also suspended sales. Police said: “An unknown man reportedly sprayed a substance, believed to be a domestic cleaning product, on to pick and mix sweets. This is under investigation as an offence of product contamination.” ROAD MASH A trailer-load of potatoes overturned while being towed by a tractor — spilling them on a road near Deal, Kent. By BONNIE McLAREN FASHION queen Jourdan Dunn sparkles at a glitzy event in a multi-tasselled frock clearly designed to catch the eye. The former Victoria’s Secret model, 27, braved freezing temperatures to flaunt her legs in the revealing striped dress. And the straps offered even less cover as she climbed from her car before Monday’s Swarovski bash in London’s Mayfair. Brit Jourdan, who has an eightyear-old son, was first scouted in Primark in 2006. She’s done fan-tassely well ever since. COP’S MISCONDUCT HEARING NON-PC PLOD 6You’ve got the t*ts, you make the tea7 WHAT HE TOLD WPC By ANDY CRICK and ALEX WEST A SARGE crudely told a female cop to make tea as “you’ve got the t*ts”, a misconduct case heard. Stephen Hughes allegedly told another, a mum, that he wished she was his so he “could suck on her breasts”. He is said to have told an inspector about a third, off with an ear problem: “She’ll be back soon — not that she has anything between her ears anyway.” The officer, left, in his 40s, allegedly targeted four Sarge’s WPC boob ‘banter’ female colleagues over 21 months — but insists most of the jibes were “just banter”. However, one told the panel: “When you add it up as a total, over a long period of time, it wears away at you. “Each time hit my confidence. Each time made me feel lower. My life has been hell for years.” Another wept as she evidence. The four also allege they were sent out on solo patrols more often than male colleagues. Three have since moved teams while one has left Dorset Police. Sgt Hughes, based in Dorchester, admits the tea remark was inappropriate and unprofessional. But his lawyer Darren Bartlett insisted the rest were innocent. The cop denies breaching professional behaviour standards and bringing discredit to the service between April 2014 and January 2016. The hearing, at Dorset Police HQ in Winfrith, continues. email@example.com 10 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Sun THE SAYS Putin’s pals MAYBE it was the brandy talking. What else possessed the appalling Jean-Claude Juncker to warmly congratulate Vladimir Putin on winning his bent election? A father and daughter lie fighting for life after a Russian assassination attempt in Salisbury using a nerve agent. The civilised world unites in condemnation, bar a few spineless exceptions worried about Russian gas or money. Plus Putin’s “useful idiot” Jeremy Corbyn, demanding Russia be allowed to do its own tests — and ready to greet its inevitable denials as unassailable fact. Now there is a new exception: Juncker, European Commission President, not only ignoring the ballot-rigging that secured Putin a new term as effective dictator but wishing him “every success”. We know the Brussels buffoon has scant regard for legitimate democracy — and indeed would love to see our Brexit vote reversed. Even so this is a sickening and incendiary misjudgment. Juncker didn’t mention Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Instead he told Putin he would “always be a partner”. That “positive relations” with Russia are “crucial to the security of our continent”. What security, when it sends assassins or chemical weapons to kill on our soil? The EU chief may respect this gangster state and Putin’s vice-like grip on it. But even Remainers are turning away from Brussels, saying “not in my name”. Cod peace IF the Government has toyed with sacrificing greater post-Brexit fishing rights in exchange for an EU trade deal it must stop. Scottish fishermen may seem a relatively minor concern, especially given they are never going to get a worse deal. But they are pivotal to the survival of Theresa May’s Government, as her Scots MPs pointed out after discovering we would not regain control of our waters during the transition period. The Government is adamant it will stand firm on that in the final deal. It had better . . . it cannot afford not to. Trumped up THE Facebook data scandal is being wildly exaggerated for political ends. Those most excited wouldn’t give a damn had it not supposedly helped Donald Trump into power. Some even farcically claim it turned the Brexit vote. They blamed “racism”, Boris’s bus, The Sun and other Brexit-backing papers. Now it was down to “data-harvesting”. Will they ever accept that 52 per cent of voters simply disagreed with them? Cold comfort IS it spring? You could have fooled us. It’s still freezing. Now there’s even more snow forecast at Easter. We’re fed up with Russia — and its Siberian weather. We need more Sun in our lives! 1GM VILE ADULT CONTENT ON CHANNEL N INVESTIGATIO EXCLUSIVE by MILES GOSLETT IT is billed as a “safer and simpler” version of YouTube offering “a world of learning and fun, made just for kids”. But a Sun probe today reveals YouTube Kids is awash with inappropriate content — including how to make a gun. YouTube says it uses cutting-edge technology to filter out adult and inappropriate content. But within seconds of downloading the free app, users have easy access to sites hosting wholly unsuitable material for its target audience of kids aged under 12. Shockingly, as we report on page one today, one was a four-minute guide headlined “How To Make EASY Airgun” which fired ball-bearings. It has since been taken down. Other sites had videos peddling conspiracy theories about aliens, a rant about transgenderism, a discussion about gay characters in Doctor Who, and even shows featuring paedophiles Rolf Harris and Jimmy Savile. Our findings come just days after YouTube Kids was forced to take down posts in which conspiracy theorist David Icke claimed aliens built the pyramids and that the planet is run by reptilehuman hybrids. Yet it was easy to find other similarly wacky output. We typed “UFO” into the search bar. Lurking among the harmless cartoons and Lego videos was a post called “UFO Zaps Man’s Camera From Space!” Videos of disgraced entertainers It was uploaded by American group SecureTeam, which boasts that it exposes “the truth behind the longstanding alien cover-up”. Having clicked on it, You-Tube Kids began recommend-ing more from SecureTeam. This included a fake newss video claiming astronaut Neil i Armstrong saw aliens after e landing on the moon in July ly p 1969, but this was covered up. o Most parents would not i take such postings too seric ously, but would not expect v impressionable kids to have such easy access to them. YouTube Kids could also b be i exposed to videos of disr graced entertainers Harris and Savile. We found a video of Harris r teaching children in the 2011 0 C4 series Dream School, a and an episode of the 1990s IITV series Rolf’s Cartoon Club. The Savile post was taken k from a BBC show marking g 20 years of Jim’ll Fix It. None of these broadcasters ster will ever screen them again, so why does YouTube Kids? The app also exposes users to topics they might not be mature enough to understand. A video posted by Geeking Out had a discussion about LGBT characters in Doctor Who. Other footage featured children as young as seven questioning their gender. Anyone typing “trans” into the search panel was offered a rant from American rightwing polemicist Alex Jones entitled: Transgender Rant: Leave My Children Alone!. YouTube Kids was started in 2015 and is available in 37 countries. It has had more Guns, pervs, sex, zombie Peppa Pig ... shame of PAEDO HARRIS SICK PEPPA EVIL SAVILE SHOCK GUN VID than 70billion views. But moving into the children’s market has proved a minefield for YouTube, which was bought by Google for £883million in 2006. Last summer, members of its Trusted Flaggers team, volunteers who check the site for harmful content, claimed it was “systematically failing” to protect children. It was also embroiled in the ongoing Elsagate scandal, named after the character from Disney film Frozen. YouTube announced a crackdown on videos showing popular children’s TV and film characters like Elsa in violent, dark or obscene scenes. But some of them ended up on YouTube Kids. In one doctored clip, Peppa Pig drank bleach and had her teeth extracted to a soundtrack of screams. Another showed her being menaced by a zombie Peppa. A lot of YouTube Kids posts come via the YouTube site. Unsuitable material is mainly blocked by algorithms but twisted people use famous characters and keywords like “nursery rhymes” to sneak controversial posts on the site. YouTube has tried to tighten access to its services and this year aims to increase to 10,000 the number of people working to address inappropriate content. Users of its YouTube Kids app can also narrow the search facility, restricting the number of videos available. We did not use this facility for our research — something many busy parents won’t have the time or know-how to do. 2GM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... 11 RIVER CAR HELL MUM’S AGONY 50 metres Adventures . . Jet and Kiara Cardigan Castle CARDIGAN RIVER TEIFI Hurley . . . with Miles Liz: Find men who stabbed nephew After 2 hour search, police pull Kiara from the silver mini in the river Slipway where the car was parked By MIKE SULLIVAN LIZ Hurley has issued an emotional appeal for the capture of the knifemen who stabbed her nephew. Miles Hurley, 21, lost four pints of blood in the apparent road rage attack and the blade narrowly missed severing his spine. Actress Liz, 52, revealed he is still in “great pain” following the March 8 incident in Wandsworth, South West London. Posting a graphic image of one of model Miles’ wounds, she wrote on social media: “This is what the knifemen did to my nephew’s back. “If you think you know who they are please call.” She also posted CCTV footage of a car involved in a crash before Miles and a pal were attacked. Police have urged any drivers with dashcam footage to get in touch. So happy . . . Kiara was about to turn three By ANDREW PARKER THE mother of a twoyear-old girl who died after a car rolled into a river told last night how she would never get over the guilt. Kim Rowlands, 25, left Kiara Moore in the back of her Mini when she popped into her office. Killed by laundry A MUM of two died of cancer caused by washing her husband’s asbestos-tainted clothes. Annette Faram’s husband Leonard worked at the London Docks from 1959 to 1969, handling the deadly material. She developed mesothelioma caused by the dust on his overalls and died at 82 in 2015. Healthy Leonard, 81, of Rainham, Essex, has now won a six-figure sum off the National Dock Labour Board Scheme, which was a government agency. But Leonard, who won an MBE for charity work, said: “It feels like I’m the murderer.” ‘Torture’ case fails A REQUEST by Ireland to rule that men held by the UK in the Troubles were tortured has been rejected by the European Court of Human Rights. The so-called Hooded Men were 14 Catholics held in 1971 who said they were tortured at an Army camp near Londonderry. A 1978 ruling found their treatment was inhumane and degrading, but was not torture. None of the soldiers was convicted of wrongdoing. After reviewing new evidence, the ECHR said there was “no justification” to revise that ruling. Lawyers urged the Irish government to appeal. MANSON BURNS Killer and cult leader Charles Manson has been cremated in Porterville, California, four months after dying in jail at 83. Heartbreak . . . mum Kim with Kiara My stupidity let my girl die ...I’m so sorry It rolled down an 80ft slipway and was carried away by fast-flowing water. Kim panicked when she returned and could not see the car, which she had left running to keep Kiara warm. She rang 999 to report it stolen and made a desperate plea for help on social media. Appeals were shared 3,000 times before the car was found two hours later, submerged around 600 yards away. Police pulled out Kiara and tried to save her. She was airlifted to hospital in Cardiff but was later declared dead. Heartbroken Kim posted on Facebook: “Sadly yesterday my beautiful baby girl passed away! Due to my own stupidity, I will have to live with the guilt for the rest of my life! Mummy loves you baby girl and I’m so sorry!” Kim helps run an outdoor activities business with Kiara’s father Jet Moore in Cardigan, West Wales. Jet explained on Facebook: “They got in the car to go home. Sat on bank card which snapped and needed money to get home etc. “Went back to the office to get money from the desk and came back to no car. Looked in the river. No signs. So we thought she and the car had been taken. “The police found the car a while later and went way beyond the call of duty jumping in and pulling her out. “They tried to revive her for hours but unfortunately could not. Everyone done their best. Thank you all so much for the support it means the world!” Praising the couple’s only child, who would have turned three next week, he added: “She was an incredible happy young girl who lived I hope a great adventurous fun life. And may have done more than most people. “Had a loving family and made us all happy. She always wanted to be called RAR RAR which was our nickname for her. Love her so much.” Fire crews and a lifeboat were also involved in the rescue bid on the River Teifi. The car, which vanished at 3.15pm, was lifted clear of the water with a crane late on Monday night. Police said: “We are investigating to find out exactly what happened and will not speculate at this stage.” firstname.lastname@example.org 1GM ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 MAR APR 2 FREE TICKETS MAY JUN 2 FREE TICKETS 2 FREE TICKETS 2 FREE TICKETS TO JOIN VISIT SUNSAVERS.CO.UK OR GET THE APP & START COLLECTING CODES CASH★TREATS ★PRIZES LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob conﬁgurations, the Miniﬁgure, DUPLO and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2018 The LEGO Group. 18+ UK residents only (excludes Northern Ireland, Isle of Man & Channel Islands). Multiple unique code collect. T&Cs apply, visit savers.thesun.co.uk/terms Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... Jane l WOMEN are happy if their partner has a flabby “dad bod”, according to a new study. Particularly because it makes us feel comparatively slim. BRAZEN CHEATS JOYCE MSOKERI has been convicted of fraudulently posing as a survivor of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The 47-year-old, above, who actually lived in Sutton, South West London, was given money, a room at a Hilton hotel, a free taxi service, a dedicated social worker and personal police family liaison officers. She also pretended her husband had died in the blaze as part of an elaborate scam to try to claim insurance. This follows on from serial fraudster Anh Nhu Nguyen being jailed for 21 months after getting £12,500 by falsely claiming his wife and son had died in the fire, and another case of a family of 15 receiving around £1million in public aid by claiming they all lived in the tower when, in fact, only four of them were on the tenancy agreement. To date, nearly £21million has been spent on hotel rooms for the genuine victims and, of the 209 families that need rehousing, 185 have accepted an offer of temporary or permanent accommodation. Kensington and Chelsea council says that 307 homes have been secured for £235million and efforts are being made to accelerate the process. Yes, the initial response to the tragedy was painfully slow. But together with the tireless volunteers still working in the area, one can only surmise that everyone is trying their best in what must be a logistical nightmare made worse by the fraudsters mentioned above. Perhaps Brits winner Stormzy will mention that in his next “where’s the money?” protest rap about Grenfell? Moore @janeM l ON a night out in London’s swanky Mayfair last week, the increasingly vulgar James Stunt (aka the former Mr Petra Ecclestone) found himself surrounded by a large group of professional street beggars as he left a swanky restaurant. He duly obliged by email@example.com showering them with £20 notes. It can only be a matter of time before they adopt the method of a wily chap in Hyderabad, India, left, who, when faced with a passer-by saying she didn’t have any cash, brandished a credit card machine for easy payment. l PAUL STEELE, 26, made headlines last week after creating a customised triple McMuffin at a McDonald’s selfservice till. In doing so, he almost tripled the calories – to 1,345 – yet proudly pointed out that he paid just £2.80 more than a standard McMuffin. One suspects that, ultimately, the cost to the NHS will be far greater. There’s a pill for everything but it can’t ALL be fixed ANT McPARTLIN’S continuing struggle to conquer his demons proves there’s no quick fix when it comes to life’s problems. When I bumped into him a couple of weeks ago and asked how he was, he replied: “Good, thanks,” but his eyes — the windows to the soul — still looked pained. As he admitted last year, his slippery slope started with chronic knee pain and a prescription for the highly addictive opioid tramadol, which, once his body had developed a tolerance, led to him mixing it with alcohol to get the desired numbness. He sought help but, following his highly publicised car crash at the A Sav-y must-have FOLLOWING the axing of Brendan Cole, rumour has it that Strictly bosses are keen to entice Gleb Savchenko back to the show. Be still my beating heart. Gleb, for those who have just landed from Mars, is the 34-year-old Russian dancer who raised the thermostats of the nation’s females in 2015 before plunging us into the icy depths of despair by quitting after just one series. Personally speaking, the show hasn’t been the same since. I might even start a petition. weekend, has now checked himself back in to rehab and we wish him a full recovery. But if any good is to come out of this very public unravelling, then surely it is the salutary lesson that our national reliance on prescription medications is now off the scale. Last week it was reported that a record 1.1billion prescriptions were given out last year — an astonishing rise of nearly 40 per cent since 2007. The use of opioid painkillers like the one that started Ant’s woes has risen by 78 per cent, prescriptions for anti-cholesterol statins are up 53 per cent and heartburn tablets by 98 per cent. But the daddy of 13 them all — with an astonishing 100 per cent increase since 2007, are anti-depressants. In 2017, 67.5million prescriptions were handed out by time-strapped GPs. When prescribed to stabilise a chemical imbalance in the brain of someone suffering from clinical depression, they can be a lifesaver. But, with just a five-minute appointment to try to “fix” someone’s anxiety or feeling of discontent, it seems that doctors are increasingly handing out these chemical coshes as if they were Smarties. “Your husband has left you for his much younger secretary? Here, have a pill.” “Lost your job? Here, take this.” “A parent or someone close to you has died? Here you go, anaesthetise yourself with this.” In the latter case, there’s an argument that anti-depressants can be a force for good in getting you through a short-term bad patch. However, I have friends who were prescribed them during a tricky period in their life — and they’re still dependent on them ten years later. And it’s not just adults. Dangerously skewed In an interview at the weekend, The Voice judge Will.i.am revealed he suffered from ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) as a child and it was suggested to his mother, Debra Cain, that he should be prescribed the drug Ritalin. She refused. Will.i.am says: “It makes me furious that you get a kid who has this creative energy, who is powering off the walls, and people can’t be bothered to deal with that energy. They just want to medicate it away.” Quite. And it seems that we’re trying to “medicate away” a whole raft of other problems in adult lives, too. Grief, loss, hurt, frustration and stress may seem insurmountable by those suffering from them, but they are normal human emotions evoked by circumstance, not mental illness. The services of a decent therapist would be far more beneficial but, of course, that would be more expensive than simply dishing out some pills. Similarly, statins and blood pressure tablets (up 33 per cent) are life savers to those with a genuine medical condition, but when they are prescribed as a quick fix to someone who could solve their health problems by getting fitter, then it’s dangerously skewed thinking. But, clinical depression aside, until GPs look at tackling the cause of someone’s discontent, rather than simply medicating it, then those alarming statistics will only get higher. SLIM-PLE ANSWER FOLLOWING on from the news that Scarlett Moffatt went to a boot camp to lose weight for her diet DVD, reality stars Vicky Pattison and Lauren Goodger also stand accused of misleading their fans in the same way. So, in future, here’s my advice on keeping fit and loving whatever shape you happen to be. Eat healthily and exercise more. You’re welcome. SCHLOCK HORROR NETFLIX has released the top ten horror movies it claims viewers have been too scared to finish watching. Hmmm. With a couple of notable exceptions, every attempt to watch a “horror” film usually ends up with me a) falling asleep or b) snorting with derision as yet another hapless young woman hears a noise outside in the woods and ventures out alone while, natch, wearing a baby doll nightie. Shortly before I switch off through boredom rather than fright. l ANGELINA JOLIE says she loves getting older. If I looked like her, so would I. 14 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ASCOT NO-SOCK BAN FOR FELLAS MEN who wear shoes without socks will be barred from Royal Ascot this summer. By JOHN LUCAS cravats and wear socks. If you need to The racing event is renowned for its be told that for a formal event, you’re formal dress code, with the strictest not a gentleman, irrespective of how rules applying to anyone near the much money you have.” Gareth Ford added: “Hallelujah!!! Queen in the Royal Enclosure. Each year, a style guide advises Worst trend ever.” And Matt Nixon wrote: “What have racegoers on how to ensure their we come to when gentlemen have to attire is appropriate. And the cropped trouser look which be *required* to wear socks.” Up to 300,000 people are exposes the ankle and is expected to attend Royal Ascot favoured by stars of The Only Way Is Essex will not be tolerfrom 19th to 23rd June. ated anywhere at the Berkshire Going sockless has been event in June. directly linked to a rise in The decision has been fungal foot infections. applauded on social media. Ian Sweat seeps into the shoe McLintock tweeted: “Men’s’ leather, turning it into a breeddress code for Ascot, no Out . . . ankles ing ground for fungus. 1GM Deepcut ‘psycho’ A “PSYCHOPATHIC” Army instructor kicked a recruit in the back while on parade, an inquest heard. Private Theresa Sanderson said alleged bully Sergeant Andrew Gavaghan “attacked” soldiers daily. She spoke at a fresh inquest for Sean Benton, 20 — the first of four to die of gunshot wounds at Surrey’s Deepcut barracks between 1995 and 2002. The Woking hearing continues. TOP FLIGHT A 9,009-mile, 17-hour non-stop trip from Heathrow to Perth, Australia, will be the UK’s longest. CITY WORRYING HUNT . . . forensic cops at scene of tripwire blast EXCLUSIVE by JAMES BEAL US Editor, in Austin, Texas STANDING solemnly in front of the nation’s press, police chief Brian Manley urged the bomber terrorising his city to come forward with their “message”. Within response. hours, he had a A sophisticated device, triggered by a tripwire on a pavement, rocked a south-west suburb of Austin, Texas, seriously injuring two men. It was the fourth bombing to hit the US city in less than three weeks. With two people dead in the earlier blasts, investigators fear the unhinged culprit is trying to out-do the infamous “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, who killed three and injured 23. Dan Defenbaugh, a former FBI bomb investigator, warned police could “have a serial killer on their hands”. Yesterday a fifth package exploded at a FedEx warehouse. No one was seriously hurt. Former counter-terrorism officer Fred Burton, 60, now a security expert in Austin, told The Sun: “The city is on edge, worrying where this bomber is going to strike next. “They elevated the reward offer (to £82,000) for information leading to the capture of the bomber. Then they reached out to the bomber — and they got an answer. “I believe that this was his response. It is very much like he is taunting authorities. We have a very crafty bomber here.” Donald Trump last night said: “We have to find this very sick person or people.” ‘His legs were covered in blood’ A team of 500 officers in Austin are working around the clock to find the bomber before they strike again. The Sun visited the liberal state capital, home to a million people, whose catchphrase “Keep Austin Weird” is emblazoned on shop fronts and T-shirts everywhere. The city is in stark contrast to the rest of conservative Texas, with a huge student population, boutique shops, cheap housing and the celeb-filled South By South West (SXSW) festival. We arrived to find fear stalking the streets, where armed police now stand watch. Four of the blasts — one each in the north, south, east and west of Austin — have encircled the city. Terror took hold on March 2, when dad-of-one Anthony House, 39, was killed after a package blew up at 6.55am on the steps of his home. Police initially thought thugs targeting a drug dealer had delivered a bomb to the wrong house. But ten days later, Draylen Mason, 17, died and his mum was seriously injured when a parcel exploded on their front porch. Later that morning, Esperanza Herrera, 75, was severely injured in another package explosion. After those three blasts, authorities speculated the bomber could have a racial motive. Anthony and Draylen were African-Americans involved in activism in the black community, and Esperanza is Hispanic. But the fourth bomb was detonated seemingly at random, injuring Will Grote, 22, and Colton Mathis, 23 — both white — when they triggered a tripwire. They are expected to survive. Local Jeff Sasser, 49, helped treat the two later victims. He told The Sun: “One was wearing shorts and his legs were covered in blood. The tripwire could have been set off by Dad-of-one Anthony House Student Draylen Mason Tripwire victim Will Grote any one of us here — it is very scary.” Chief Manley said there was a “message behind what’s happening in our community”, adding the tripwire showed a “higher level of skill” than the other blasts. The Sun visited the exact spot of the attack. Police and FBI agents, as well as a bomb-sniffing K9 unit, kept streets on lockdown. The parcel bomb at the FedEx warehouse in San Antonio, 80 miles away, was sent from Austin and addressed to a home in the city. It contained nails and pieces of metal, and detonated on a conveyor belt. One employee suffered ringing in her ears, the only injury. Police said the incident was linked to the previous bombings. They are worried about the increasing brazenness of the attacks, fearing 1GM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... WHERE TERRORIST WILL STRIKE NEXT March 2 HAVERFORD DRIVE March 12, 6:44am OLDFORT HILL DRIVE March 18 DAWN SONG DRIVE March 12, 11:50am GALINDO STREET Yesterday, 1am FEDEX BUILDING, DOERR LANE, SCHERTZ Austin San Antonio FIVE BLASTS TWO MURDERS NO SUSPECTS UNABOMBEiR Ted Kaczynsk was jailed in 1996 The ‘new Unabomber’ blowing Texas apart the culprit is seeking notoriety like Unabomber Kaczynski. In light of the fifth attack, detectives now believe their suspect may have training in explosives. The blasts have been targeted away from the SXSW music and film festival, held from March 9-17. This year it featured guest speakers including London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Steven Spielberg, Bill Murray and Bill Gates’ wife Melinda. In a sign of growing fear, Trevor Ingram, 26, was arrested over a bomb threat that led to a SXSW gig by hip-hop band The Roots being cancelled on Saturday. His arrest was not believed to be connected to the bomber, who experts think may have avoided the high-profile festival on purpose. Ex-terror cop Fred, who works for security think tank Stratfor, said: “All of a sudden we see a shift from packages to a tripwire. I think that is very purposeful on behalf of the bomber. “He is choosing areas away from surveillance cameras. He also didn’t go after the SXSW festival, which you might think he would. ‘We will see more bombings’ “But the probability of getting caught on a video camera or by the police would have been far greater. “If you look at these events on a map, it is almost like a methodical outer ring, trying to encircle the city. I think we will see more.” Texas Governor Greg Abbott has now handed investigators £190,000 to buy seven portable X-ray systems to look inside suspicious packages. But detectives are also asking: Why Austin? The city has seen a population surge in recent years, pricing disaffected locals out of homes and leaving a crumbling infrastructure. In 2010 software engineer Andrew Stack III crashed his single-engine light aircraft into the offices of the US taxman — the IRS — in Austin. The suicide attack by Stack, who was heavily in debt and under investigation, killed a worker and left 13 others injured. He also torched his north Austin home, posting a suicide note blaming IRS “greed”. In December 2014, home-grown extremist Larry McQuilliams was shot dead after firing more than 100 bullets from his AK-47 at several targets in Austin. McQuilliams, who shot at the Mexican consulate and a courthouse, was upset at immigration into America. He had “let me die” written across his chest. Only he was killed. Several jihadists and their plots have also been foiled across the city. They include US citizen Michael Todd Wolfe, also known as Faruk, 25, who in 2015 admitted providing material support to a terrorist group. Austin police have so far not linked the current spate of bombings to terror and are still searching for a motive. But, as Fred Burton wearily added: “We’ve had our fair share of crazy in this city.” KILLING SPREE OF KACZYNSKI IT took 17 years to catch Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski – the Unabomber. Between 1978 and 1995, the former Harvard maths prodigy targeted universities and airlines with mailed or hand-delivered bombs. He killed three people and injured 23 others. One blast, in 1979, happened on a Boeing-727 flight from Chicago to Washington but did not kill anyone. FBI agents used the acronym “UNABOM” (UNiversity and Airline BOMber) to refer to his case. He was finally arrested in 1996. Now 75, he is serving eight consecutive life sentences. 15 16 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 SCHOOL OF LARD KNOCKS Lord of the ring roads 6poor 4 19 rn bo ds Ki were 4lb 6oz LIGHTER by 11 than rich kids 2001 Kids born poor were 4lb 10 HEAVIER by 11z than rich kids Switch . . lack of exercise is blamed Poor fatter than rich CHILDREN from poor homes are now heavier than rich kids for the first time in 60 years, a study found. Those born into disadvantaged families in 1946 were 4lb 6oz lighter on average than wealthier youngsters at the age of 11. But hard-up kids born in 2001 were typically 4lb 10oz heavier than the better-off at the same age. Researchers blame growing inequality for pushing poorer families away from fruit and veg to cheaper fast food. Lack of exercise and the popularity of fizzy drinks among the working class are also said to be a factor. University College London analysed data on 56,258 kids born between 1946 and 2001. Study leader Dr David Bann By SHAUN WOOLLER said: “Our findings illustrate a need for new effective policies to reduce obesity and its socioeconomic inequality in children in the UK.” He also pointed out World War Two food rationing, which continued until 1954, included more vegetables and less sugar than modern cheap diets. The study found youngsters in general have got heavier, fatter and taller. A child born in 2001 was typically 1st 4lb heavier at the age of 15 than one born in 1946. Their body mass index was also 1.3 units higher and they were 2.8in taller. More than one in three in England now leave primary school overweight or obese. But those in the poorest areas are twice as likely to be obese as those in the richest. firstname.lastname@example.org By ANDY CRICK JOKERS have sabotaged a town’s road signs by adding directions to fictional places such as Narnia, Gotham City and Middle-Earth. Locals say a hooded man was seen doctoring the signs in the same font as the original text. But bigwigs warn the stunt may distract drivers in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Mayor Jackie Billington said: “I’m concerned a tourist could drive for hours trying to find Gotham.” A council spokesman said: “While amusing, it is vandalism and a potential distraction.” 2GM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... CONGRATS ON ELECTION FIX Admired . . . Katie TV ‘class act’ Katie dies at 91 By CHLOE MAYER FORMER Eurovision Song Contest host Katie Boyle has died aged 91. She presented the event four times between 1960 and 1974 — the year Abba won in Brighton. Unflappable Katie was loved for her beauty, charm, cut-glass English accent and ability to speak many languages. She was also a model, actress and BBC continuity announcer, before going on to be a TV game show panellist, a BBC Radio 2 presenter and an agony aunt for magazine TV Times. Broadcaster Jonathan Ross called the Italianborn British star a “class act”. Three-times wed Katie was later known as Lady Saunders after marrying The Mousetrap producer Sir Peter Saunders. She was a committee member of Battersea Dogs Home for 25 years. Her agent said she died “peacefully at home”. Brit OAP Nazi quiz A NEIGHBOUR of a Brit being investigated for Nazi war crimes has told how the pensioner once beat her pet dog with his walking stick. German prosecutors probed Stanislaw Chrzanowski for the murder of civilians in his native Belarus. He died at 96 in October not knowing he was under suspicion. Carly Maddox, 31, who lived opposite him in Telford, Shrops, said: “One time I let my dog Taylor run out and he hit it with a stick.” Nazi Pug Row — Page 21 FROM JUNCKER WITH LOVE Call . . . Juncker By TOM NEWTON DUNN, Political Editor JEAN-Claude Juncker has sparked international fury by telling Vladimir Putin he will “always be a partner” in a congratulatory phone call. The EU Commission chief rang the Russian president after his crooked election win. Fawning Mr Juncker, 63, did not mention the Salisbury nerve agent outrage. Calling for better relations, Tyrant . . . Putin EU chief fawns over Putin he said: “I have always argued positive relations between the EU and the Russian Federation are crucial to the security of our continent.” He was angrily accused by fellow Brussels chiefs of undermining world efforts to confront Putin over Russia’s bid to assassinate ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. French president Emmanuel Macron, in his call to Moscow yesterday, insisted Putin must produce answers over the Novichok attack. Tory Remainer Nick Boles said: “There are some things I really won’t miss when we leave the EU. “Watching moral pygmies like Juncker crawl to murderous despots like Putin is one of them.” But US President Donald Trump joined Mr Juncker in congratulating Putin, and also failed to mention the The Sun Says — Page Ten Jez: Give samples to Russia Off . . . families leave embassy yesterday Waiting . . . Russian plane at Stansted Everything Moscow... Novichok horror. Former presidential candidate John McCain blasted: “An American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections.” Russian dissident and chess legend Garry Kasparov branded it “another love letter from the free world to a brutal dictator in his 19th year”. But bankrupt Greece is stopping EU leaders from taking a hard line against Russia at a summit in Brussels tomorrow amid claims it fears Moscow will withdraw investment. email@example.com TWENTY-three suspected Russian spies, their families and even their pets were booted out of Britain yesterday. Around 80 men, women and kids loaded luggage and two cat carriers into a fleet of vehicles at the Russian embassy in Kensington, West London. One man cried as he waved them off to join a Moscowbound flight from Stansted Airport, Essex. JEREMY Corbyn has parroted Vladimir Putin’s demand for Britain to give Russia samples of the Salisbury poison. The Labour leader insisted it was the only way the Kremlin could “categorically” say if the nerve agent was theirs. While admitting “all fingers point towards Russia”, Mr Corbyn also warned on BBC Radio 4’s World At One that Britain must not “shoot from the hip” over the crisis. The interview deepened Labour MPs’ fury with Mr Corbyn, who has been reluctant to level full blame at Putin’s regime. 17 ALZ JAB ‘WITHIN 3ButYEARS’ can NHS pay? 1GM ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 YESTERDAY . . RINGO’S MBE Disability pay error GET BACH . . . WITH BARBARA Pervert’s jet grope A JAB that halts Alzheimer’s disease could be available in three years — but cost the NHS billions. Experts say 12 drugs which can slow or stop dementia are in the final stages of testing. If one proves successful, the first treatment could be in production as early as 2021. But researchers say the NHS may struggle to fund it. Estimates suggest it By NICK McDERMOTT would cost £2.7billion to treat the 850,000 Brits the number of cases by with dementia. 394,000 — nearly half. And if the jab is given David Reynolds, the to all over-50s in the UK charity’s chief scientific — as has been suggested by leading medics — the officer, said: “There are drugs in the final annual bill would be 12 stages of clinical trials around £9.4billion. meaning the first lifeThe new treatments changing treatment could work by reducing the be possible within levels of toxic three years.” protein in the Current medibrain — a hallcations help mark of the slow down the disease. symptoms of Analysis by the disease, but Alzheimer’s do not tackle its Research UK cause. suggests a pronick.mcdermott tective jab will cut @the-sun.co.uk £9bn estimated cost of a preventative vaccine for all Brits TENS of thousands of ill or disabled people were underpaid benefits by an average of around £5,000, a watchdog has found. An estimated 70,000 claimants transferred to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) from other benefits since 2011 were underpaid, the National Audit Office said. The Department of Works and Pensions said it will fix this error by April 2019, meaning it will pay up to £830million more in ESA than expected by 2022-23. Commons public accounts committee chair Meg Hiller blasted the “shoddy administration” at the department. A HARD DAY’S KNIGHT BEATLES drummer Ringo Starr celebrates yesterday after receiving a knighthood at Buckingham Palace. The 77-year-old arrived with wife Barbara Bach for the ceremony, performed by Prince William. It was 53 years after he and his bandmates got MBEs. Ringo, real name Richard Starkey, said: “I’m sort of shocked.” A LECHEROUS airline passenger groped a woman sitting next to him on a night flight. Taxi driver Tamas Farkas, 36, caressed his victim’s leg and ran his fingers up her thigh while pretending to sleep. The sports coach, in her 20s, felt “trapped” on the three-hour Jet2 flight from Budapest, Hungary, to Manchester but eventually told staff. Farkas, of Broughton, Flintshire, claimed he accidentally touched her during turbulence. Manchester JPs found him guilty of sexual assault. He got 20 weeks’ jail and will register as a sex offender for seven years. 1GM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... ‘KILLER BURNT NANNY BODYFirefighters’ AS HE HAD BBQ’ horror find By KATIE HODGE A COUPLE killed their French nanny then burnt her body while barbecu- with Kouider’s ex, Boyzone ing chicken, a jury heard. founder Mark Walton. Sabrina Kouider, 35, and Ouissem “Sam” Medouni, 40, allegedly tortured vulnerable Sophie Lionnet, 21, to death after accusing her of sleeping They then tried to burn her body on a bonfire, but neighbours noted an unusual smell and dialled 999, the Old Bailey heard. Firefighters sent to the flat at Southfields, South West London, HOTTIE MOSS noticed a barbecue next to the fire where Medouni was cooking chicken — potentially to mask the smell, jurors heard. They then saw Sophie’s body. Richard Horwell QC, prosecuting, said: “Medouni was asked what it was under the ashes and he said ‘Plot’ . . . Chloe Ayling ‘Kidnap’ model’s drug use EXCLUSIVE by NICK PISA KIDNAP riddle model Chloe Ayling used illegal drug ketamine up to two months before her abduction, a court heard. The 20-year-old claims kidnappers doped her with the drug and bundled her into a bag they then put in a car boot. But expert Dr Domenico Di Candia found traces in a 2cm hair strand. He said: “Given hair grows at about 1cm a month, 2cm shows ketamine was taken two months before the event.” Lukasz Herba, 30, denies kidnapping Chloe. He claims she willingly got into a bag to leave DNA behind in a plot to make her famous. Chloe, of Coulsdon, South London, says she was seized after being lured to a bogus Milan photoshoot last July. A verdict in the Milan trial is due in May. ‘Angst’ of 5-yr-olds By JACK LING MODEL Lottie Moss turns up the heat in a midriff-exposing black crop top as she goes shopping in Hollywood. The half-sister of supermodel Kate, 20, then revealed more as she posed naked in the bath in a shot posted on Instagram, right. CHILDREN work on their public image by the age of five, researchers say. Like adults, they want to be accepted and alter their behaviour to appeal to those they think important, a study found. They learn through experiences like sharing toys, working in a team and listening to a teacher. Alex Shaw, of Chicago University, said: “We know that the way others view us constrains our ability to succeed, and we work hard to present ourselves favourably.” The findings were published in journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences. CLIFF HOUSE FALL Part of a clifftop home has fallen into the sea and 12 others remain at “very high” risk after erosion at Hemsby, Norfolk. it was a sheep.” Mr Horwell told the court Sophie died after days of violence “perhaps more appropriately described as torture”. Jurors heard the pair battered the nanny and repeatedly held her head underwater in the bath. It is not known how she died. Kouider and Medouni admit perverting justice but deny murder. The case continues. firstname.lastname@example.org ‘Vulnerable’ . . . Sophie 19 Uni racist txt probe MEMBERS of a university law society allegedly used racist language during a WhatsApp chat. A University of Exeter student reported the “vile, deplorable” words said to refer to slavery. The Bracton Law Society decided to “remove those involved from committee — and indefinitely ban all those involved from the Society”. Students’ union Exeter Guild said it is “investigating allegations”. 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He also admitted three charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and was jailed for ten years. 1GM 21 NAZI DOG VIDEO CONVICTION N HEEL HITLER! Gervais backs comic guilty of hate crime HP firm’s £2m row A RENT-to-own firm must refund £2.1million to 37,000 customers after lax checks on whether they could afford loans. Some 2,425 others who defaulted on the rent-toown contracts will have debts axed. They will also fully own the household items they were paying for. It follows a probe by Financial Conduct Authority watchdogs. Firm chief Mike Sweetland said: “We wish to say sorry to customers. We’re putting it right.” FCA’s Jonathan Davidson said: “Unaffordable lending isn’t acceptable. “I’m pleased the firm’s taken steps to address it.” Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... Pug ugly . . . Buddha raises paw to Hitler By ALEX DIAZ COMEDIAN Ricky Gervais has backed a YouTube comic who was convicted of a hate crime for teaching a dog to give Nazi salutes. Mark Meechan, 30, filmed pug Buddha raising its paw in reaction to the words “Gas the Jews” and “Sieg Heil”. He claimed the video, called M8 Yur Dug’s a Nazi, was “for the purposes of comedy” and to annoy his girlfriend Suzanne Kelly, 29 — the pug’s owner. It was viewed on his Count Dankula YouTube channel more than three million times after it was put online in April 2016. Meechan, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, denied wrongdoing but was found guilty of posting the “anti-Semitic and racist” video by Airdrie Sheriff Court. The Office star Gervais, 56, had already given his support alongside Jewish comedian David Baddiel, 53. Gervais, right, said: “If you don’t believe in a person’s right to say things that you might find ‘grossly offensive’, then you don’t believe in freedom of speech.” Meechan, left, supported at court by former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, plans to appeal the conviction. He called it a “very dark day” for freedom of speech and expression. firstname.lastname@example.org ............... BEACH BUM KIM Email: email@example.com S DON’T MIS PAGE 33 bi meter: mags OLLY MURS no longer answers to his former X Factor boss SIMON COWELL. The Voice coach told Now: “Simon was my mentor and gave me this amazing career but he’s never told me what to do on a day-to-day basis . . . He’s not my boss.” That’s him told. SHE might be pregnant but VOGUE WILLIAMS is in no rush to marry fiance SPENCER MATTHEWS. She told OK!: “We’ve still got a lot to think about but are determined not to rush the planning process as we’re really enjoying being engaged.” I guess they haven’t sent out the invites yet. GEMMA COLLINS and JAMES ARGENT are like the reality TV equivalent of Romeo and Juliet – and even Arg agrees. He told Star: “Me and Gemma are the greatest love story because of our ups and downs.” On the next series of Towie, he hinted: “The plan is for us to run smoothly.” A HOST of celebs have ditched Instagram, but Love Island’s OLIVIA ATTWOOD doesn’t have sympathy for those who get upset by the app. She wrote in New: “Anyone who looks at it and feels down because other people’s lives appear perfect must realise that’s not the case.” BRIT: ‘I’M STRAIGHT ’ LACED NOW FROM a school uniform in her Baby One More Time video to her air hostess look for Toxic, BRITNEY SPEARS has had her fair share of iconic outfits. But she is nervous about pushing the limits with her fashion these days – in case she horrifies her two sons. Britney, mum to Sean, 12, and Jayden, 11, explained: “As a mother, you don’t take as much risk with your style. “When I was younger I took so many risks and really went for it. “There was no planning what I wore, and it was like, ‘OK, I am just going to put on the most outrageous thing’. “As a mother you hold back from that out of fear of embarrassing your kids and out of respect for them.” Britney was yesterday unveiled as the face of fashion house Kenzo’s La Collection Memento for spring 2018, posing in this eyepopping number with thigh-high boots. If this doesn’t prove to her that she’s still got it, I don’t know what will. Picture: PETER LINDBERGH ool Alan Carr-pb ig in e k o kara V IT switch to instasham romeo & gemma pregnant pause mur the merrier I’M no fashion expert but I’m unsure about these odd high-heeled flip flops worn by KIM KARDASHIAN. Even husband KANYE WEST appears to think they are a bit strange – especially as the couple weren’t heading to the beach. Kim was out at a recording studio near their house in California on Monday, also sporting a pair of bike shorts from Kanye’s new Yeezy collection. A trip to Primark would probably get a better outfit. IT’S ALICE IN DISNEYLAND DISNEY have made their most unlikely signing ever – heavy metal hellraiser ALICE COOPER. The shock rocker, who once killed a chicken live on stage, has landed a role in kids’ cartoon Mickey And The Roadster Racers for Disney Junior. He will voice treasure hunter Alistair Coop De Ville in the second series later this year. A Disney insider said: “Alice isn’t one of the most family friendly characters but he jumped at the opportunity to work with Disney. “He’s got kids himself and really enjoyed doing something worlds away from what he usually does. He was great in the studio.” Alice has already recorded his voiceover. Other stars in the voice cast include STEPHEN FRY, who has bagged a part as an English gent, and Oscar-winning director GUILLERMO DEL TORO. Alma and Lotto Boyzz added 5 next spring Rapper Fetty ............... Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton Snapchat: danbizarre I’ve just launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video Twitter: @danwootton BITE OPENS BARNS DOOR TO hold ED SHEERAN’s attention, fellow musicians may need to bite. Rising rocker BARNS COURTNEY revealed how he kept on his childhood friend’s radar after his bass player bit Ed – twice. The move paid off when the megastar hired his old guitar rival to support him on tour in Canada. Barns, who plays London’s Scala tomorrow, said in an exclusive chat: “My bass player went straight up to him and bit him as hard as he could on the shoulder. “I was freaking out. We didn’t see Ed for a couple of years. We saw him again at Wakestock festival, and MY TEAM: Stuart Pink, Nicola Fahey, Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies and Lucy Jones Cheryl TVeedy CHERYL TWEEDY’s music prospects are looking so bleak she’s now seeking help to reignite her far more promising TV career. I can reveal the Geordie is close to signing a deal with the same acting agency that represents Strictly judge BRUNO TONIOLI, in a bid to land herself some soughtafter telly gigs. It’s a huge step for Cheryl to enter talks with top firm Independent 360, which also has SHE WANTS DEAL FOR BIGGER TELLY ROLES MEL GIEDROYC and The One Show’s ALEX JONES on its books. In the past she has always left her telly deals in the hands of close pal and manager Lily England to negotiate. The singer’s former PA still remains by her side. Her first high-profile TV job is likely to be replacing NICOLE SCHERZINGER on The X Factor panel. Cheryl is also hoping a pilot for SIMON COWELL’s new BBC RITA’S ROCK ’N’ SPRAWL dance show, The Greatest Dancer, where she will appear as a judge, will be turned into a big series. A TV source said: “Cheryl knows she cannot depend on music to give her the profile she craves. “Her chart career is clearly stalling, so bagging high-impact TV roles has become the priority. “She really needs some top gigs to return her to the standing she enjoyed during her first stint on The X Factor.” I revealed last week that Cheryl has left her record company Polydor, HERE is RITA ORA waiting for the release of her second album. It has been six years in the making and it seems she is just as tired of hanging about, having already put out the incredible first two singles Your Song and Anywhere. Thankfully, Rita will be done lounging around in her bikini in through which she had released all her previous music. The singer now plans to put out her first album since 2014 through Polydor’s parent company Universal, but sources at the label fear she won’t be able to repeat the success of her early solo work. Cheryl took a year out of the spotlight to concentrate on becoming a first-time mum with her ONE DIRECTION boyfriend LIAM PAYNE. But since the birth of their son Bear last March, the couple’s relationship has been plagued by talk of a split. Their well-planned show of togetherness at the Brit Awards last month did little to dispel the rumours. It’s a shame Cheryl would never consider her own reality show as part of her TV comeback — there would be no shortage of drama. California by next month, when she will be back in the UK for rehearsals ahead of her tour in May. She will kick off her sold-out, sevendate British leg in Glasgow on May 11 before performing across Europe. I have my fingers crossed for Rita’s album to finally be released by the end of the summer. out of nowhere my bass player bit him on the shoulder again.” He added: “I always knew Ed was good, you just never expect somebody in your little town to be the biggest pop star in the world.” I’m sure Barns will want a bite of his success. bi bit HE is known Worldwide but as Mr expect PITBULLI didn’t addressing the to be Nations. The rap United speak at the UNper will York HQ tomorr ’s New ow for World Water Day to inspire change am global water cris id the is. bi bit e, but IT’S hard to believ turns KYLIE MINOGUEd the An y. 50 in Ma nning Aussie icon is plale. She to celebrate in stywant to told OK!: “I don’t ty, but commit to the par going I think this year I’mhave a to do it. I think I’ll n.” big party in Londo GARY’S MAKING WAVES JANE McDONALD could land her dream West End role – as GARY BARLOW is writing a musical based on cruise ships. On the week his TAKE THAT-inspired show The Band launched in London, I can reveal he’s been secretly travelling on cruise liners with writer TIM FIRTH for inspiration. In an exclusive interview Gary, below, said: “It’s a story which is a while away, we are just at the start. It’s all about people on cruise ships. I’ve been finding out about those.” Gary and Tim have had success working together on the Olivier-nominated musical The Girls. Meanwhile, the singer is hoping former Take That bandmates ROBBIE WILLIAMS and JASON ORANGE will check out The Band during its 50date run at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket this Christmas. He said: “They’re invited.They’ve got great interest in what’s going on. “They shouldn’t miss it. I know Jason’s parents have been and Robbie’s mum.” If all else fails he can get the pair roles aboard the cruise ship. to Brighton’s The Great Escape line-up Steven Spielberg to start work on Indiana Jones Wap becomes dad for seventh time David Bowie musical Lazarus to be released as film 23 24 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 SUICIDE CLINIC IN UK Guernsey law bid By CHLOE MAYER THE first British “suicide clinic” is set to open in Guernsey and could pave the way for assisted dying to be legalised on the mainland. Politicians on the Channel Island are expected to vote in May to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives. Guernsey is a British crown dependency with its own laws. Chief Minister Gavin St Pier told the Daily Mirror he backed the plan because his dad’s cardiovascular disease death “was not the death he would have chosen”. Brits who need help to die must currently travel to the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland. They have included Craig Ewert, 59, who allowed his death to be filmed for a 2008 TV documentary. chloe.mayer@ the-sun.co.uk Craig . . . with wife Mary 2GM Lawyer’s GIVEAWAY WORTH OVER £100 ‘fast one’ A TOP prosecutor used her job in a bid to get a boyfriend’s speeding ticket axed, a court heard. Michael Thomas did 83mph on a motorway but he and Alison Quanbrough allegedly claimed the driver was in Ireland — out of cops’ reach. As they pursued Thomas, lawyer Quanbrough rang ticket officials, giving her title, Manchester crown court heard. She allegedly told them to drop the case, called them unprofessional and vowed to report them. Thomas admits perverting justice. Quanbrough, 56, of Blackpool, denies aiding and abetting. The trial continues. Dragon girl’s hell THE daughter of Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne says she is lucky to be alive after mistaking deadly sepsis for a wedding hangover. Abi Bannatyne, 34, went to work shivering and feeling ill after the friend’s weekend bash. Within 24 hours she was rushed to hospital after vomiting with a 108F temperature. The mum of two, from Middlesbrough, spent six days at North Tees hospital and praised NHS staff for quickly diagnosing sepsis, which was due to an earlier infection. Abi said: “I thought the symptoms were a hangover. It was frightening.” 2 FREE tickets TO ALTON TOWERS RESORT GRAB two FREE tickets to Alton Towers Resort with Superdays – worth more than £100. This year choose the date you visit with Sun Savers. Just head to “Offers” in Sun Savers and click “Start Collecting” on the promotion. Then collect NINE Sun Savers codes before Tuesday, April 3. Start collecting soon because the best dates will go fast. This year sees the launch of Wicker Man – bringing together cutting-edge special effects and classic wooden coaster technology for the first time. Wicker Man is a thrilling rollercoaster experience guaranteed to get your heart pumping and senses tingling. Not a Sun Savers member? 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Prosecutor Michael Jones QC told Cardiff crown court: “He messaged one lady saying, ‘You look stunning’. “Chillingly as she asked: ‘I thought you were in a relationship?’. He said, ‘No, I am single now’.” Lowe, of Cardiff, admitted murder and was jailed for life. JAR JAR BANKS Poet Sylvia Plath’s proof copy of novel The Bell Jar, with her corrections, is set to make £80,000 at auction in London today. 25 By THEA JACOBS THE world’s last male northern white rhino has died — throwing the sub-species’ future into doubt. Sudan, dubbed the planet’s most eligible bachelor, was put to sleep after suffering from “age-related complications”. The 45-year-old beast had contracted an infection which left him in pain and unable to stand up. He was under 24-hour veterinary care at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which was protected by armed guards. His daughter Najin and granddaughter Fatu are also there — and are now the last of the rhino sub-species on the planet. Preservation hopes of the sub-species — the second-largest land mammal after the elephant — lie in developing IVF techniques. Sperm samples were collected from Sudan and stored in Berlin along with that of two other males. A spokesperson at Ol Pejeta said of Sudan: “He significantly contributed to the survival of his species as he sired two females.” Three other sub-species — Java, Sumatran and black rhinos — are also all likely to be extinct within three generations. firstname.lastname@example.org Picture: AMI VITALE/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 2GM RHINOCERLOSS Last ‘northern white’ male in world has died 26 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2GM CAP ON CRASH SCAMS Whiplash crackdown CAR crash scams will be blitzed under new laws unveiled yesterday. The crackdown on fake whiplash cases will cap sky-high compensation — and force claimants to show medical evidence. Ministers said it would slash £1billion off insurance premiums, taking £35 off the £493 average policy. Unveiling plans to introduce a civil liability bill, Justice Secretary David Gauke said: “Whiplash claims have been too high for too long. By STEVE HAWKES “We’re ensuring claims are no longer an easy up the cost of insurance. payday and money is These proposals will back in the pockets of ensure fair compensation law-abiding motorists.” while reducing excess Crash injury cases are costs in the system.” 50 per cent up on a The Government also decade ago. pledged that there will Those for soft-tissue be a “better” way of injuries are up 18,000 in calculating the rate used four years to an annual to decide payouts. 780,000, fuelled by neck Ex-Justice Secretary Liz and back injury claims. Truss sparked fury by Huw Evans, of the changing it a year ago, Association of British making insurers cough Insurers, said: “These up more for claims. proposals would be great In 2012, then-PM David for motorists. Cameron first pledged “They’re payto end bogus ing more for complaints. insurance than A crackever and we down on need changes no-win, noto the law. fee payouts “Soft-tissue saw premiinjury claims ums fall £50 have risen from 2012-14 since 2014 before rising as cold-calling again. firms have steve.hawkes@ thrived, driving the-sun.co.uk £1bn Total estimated saving for UK drivers on car insurance WE’VE E VE CRACKED CR PROBLEM VALUE FOR BUNNY Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Swiss Milk Chocolate Bunny, £6 Price per 100g: £1.36 Classic design. Tastes more expensive than it is – smooth and sweet. Taste: 4 Wow factor: 3 Waitrose 1 Milk Chocolate Egg, £10 Price per 100g: £4.17 Pretty diamond shape. Caramel chocs inside need more salt. Egg is bit thin but OK for its price. Taste: 3 Wow factor: 4 Lidl Desert Haze, £9.99 Price per 100g: £1.67 This Belgian chocolate egg is a child’s dream because it is huge. But choc is not best – proving size is not everything. 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Taste: 3 Wow factor: 3 Asda Extra Special Belgian Milk Chocolate & Salted Caramel Egg, £7 Price per 100g: £2.41 Classy packaging, smooth chocolate and pleasingly salty truffles. Taste: 4 Wow factor: 3 FINDING the right Easter eggs for family and friends can be exhausting – so we have hatched a plan to help. Our very own Easter Bunny hopped round the supermarkets to sort good eggs from bad. Here, floppy-eared JESS LESTER tucks into the treats, rates each out of five for taste and wow factor and delivers her verdicts. Green & Black’s Organic Milk Chocolate Egg, £6.59 Price per 100g: £3.99 No bells and whistles but chocolate is deliciously rich. One for the purists. Taste: 4 Wow factor: 1 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... HACKERS BOMBED ALEPPO Brit surgeon’s claim By JOHN LUCAS A BRITISH surgeon last night claimed Russian warplanes bombed a hospital after hackers targeted his computer. Renowned consultant David Nott used Skype and WhatsApp to give doctors instructions on carrying out surgery in an underground hospital in Aleppo, Syria. Two weeks later a “bunker buster” bomb hit the secret site, known as M10, killing two patients. The warzone volunteer believes hackers found coordinates in his computer after film of his work was broadcast by the BBC. He told The Telegraph: “The thing that gets me is that we now cannot help doctors in war zones.” Mr Nott, who has worked in Aleppo, added: “If somebody is watching what we are doing and blows up the hospital then that is a war crime. “It is a crime against humanity that you can’t help a doctor in another country carry out an operation. It is a travesty.” Ex-International Development Secretary Priti Patel said it would “hardly be surprising” if Russia was responsible for the Visit . . Mr Nott in Aleppo September 2016 attack. She said: “It speaks of the appalling regime and the lack of respect for human life. We need to put pressure on Russia and ask what has happened here.” The International Committee of the Red Cross will hold a meeting with staff next month to warn of the dangers of hacking. Aid workers have warned of a rise in attacks on hospitals in Syria, with about 450 since 2011. email@example.com 27 28 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Water’s a flavourite SALES of flavoured bottled water have rocketed as people turn their backs on pop and sugary drinks, a report claims. Shoppers took home an extra 33.5 million litres last year, said analysts Kantar Worldpanel. It pushed up sales of still and sparkling water by 11.1 per cent and 11.9 per cent to reach a total of £211.9million. Kantar said the looming sugar tax was partly responsible. MANE ATTRACTION Two 12ft bronze lions like Trafalgar Square’s could fetch £100,000 at auction in Billingshurst, West Sussex. STILL TO COME IN 1GM Sun THE DAILY Brush over skin problems PAGES 36 & 37 Chatty Man’s got a new gig PAGE 33 ++PLUS++ Deidre – Page 34 l Letters & Mystic Meg – Page 39 l Puzzles – Page 41 Killed girl ‘let down’ A GIRL of six killed by her dad was “let down by an entire system”, an inquest heard yesterday. Ellie Butler was returned to Ben Butler, 38, after his conviction for shaking her was quashed. He beat her to death in Sutton, South London, in 2013 and was sentenced to life in jail. Social worker Catherine Harris said her agency was part of a system that failed the child. Croydon inquest continues. GEORDIE FLAW Protein World diet pill ads plugged by Geordie Shore’s Holly Hagan, 25, have been banned for making unproven claims. WIZARD OF OZ STAA By GRANT ROLLINGS SHE became the darling princess of Hollywood aged 17, playing Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz. ROLE OF HONOUR . . . Judy as Dorothy in 1939 classic The Wizard Of Oz with pet Toto But fast forward 30 years to the Swinging Sixties and Judy Garland was definitely not in Kansas any more. By then a mother of three in her mid-40s, her mind and body had been ravaged by years of addictions to uppers and downers, four failed marriages, rivers of booze, constant crash dieting and a rumoured 20 suicide attempts. Broke, fleeing the US taxman and desperate for yet another fresh start, she moved to what was then the coolest spot on the planet — Chelsea, in West London, where she went to LSD parties with Pink Floyd, smoked drugs with the Rolling Stones and danced commando in The Beatles’ favourite nightclub. The fascinating yet tortured final chapters of her life are now being turned into a film, Judy, with Renee Zellweger as the tragic star who was found dead on the toilet from a drug overdose in 1969, aged just 47. The movie will also take in her disastrous fifth and final marriage to reportedly gay club promoter Mickey Deans. The screen legend’s descent was in grim contrast to her ambition when Judy — once dubbed The World’s Greatest Entertainer — had arrived in Britain in the mid-Sixties. First with a performance at the London Palladium, then later through a six-week residency at the fashionable Talk Of The Town nightclub — now The Hippodrome — she had hoped to rebuild her shattered career. Instead, an emotionally fragile Judy sank further into a routine of booze and illegal substances which had already ruined her remarkable voice. Emotional car crash Once she even went round to the flat of Stones guitarist Brian Jones, where she broke in and stole his drug stash before passing out naked on a sofa. Returning later, the rocker wrapped her in a blanket, then made her breakfast the next morning. Over time they became such close pals that Judy was once caught in Brian’s Bentley during a drugs bust. Her private life did not bode well for her planned comeback. Peter Quilter, who wrote a play about her tragic final months, said: “In six weeks at the Talk of the Town everything came to a head. It was her emotional car crash.” Having been performing since she was two, Judy’s movie career had hit the buffers when she was 40 with the release of a 1963 British film, ironically titled I Could Go On Singing. Her dissolute lifestyle and a reputation for chronic lateness had turned Hollywood against her. Instead, Judy hoped for a kinder welcome in Britain, where she hoped to earn enough to pay off vast debts. Initially she got her fourth husband, actor Mark Herron, to stage two London Palladium concerts featuring Judy with her daughter Liza Minnelli in 1964. But the marriage lasted only five months, with Judy claiming he was a wife beater, and soon she was flirting with Britain’s young stars instead. She quickly became friends with Brian Jones because she lived near the flat he shared with The Pretty Things lead singer Phil May. Phil recalled Judy getting out of control on a night out with his band’s then drummer Viv Prince and the Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. He said: “Judy used to come to our flat, probably because she and Viv had a mutual interest in the bottle. “Viv invited me to a double date with him, Judy and someone for me — who turned out to be Rudolf Nureyev. So we danced the night away, Judy with her dress over her head Tott Gaa and no drawers on.” Judy had been addicted to amphetamines and sleeping pills since being given them by her pushy mother Ethel as a child performer. Coping with drugs was not her only battle as a teen star. On The Wizard Of Oz film set, aged 17, she was routinely groped by some of the dwarf actors portraying the movie’s race of little people, the Munchkins. Her third husband, Sidney Luft, recalled: “They thought they could get away with anything because they were so small.” Later she moved from prescription pills to far harder drugs, including heroin, which was by then freely in use by the fashionable Chelsea set. Judy went to parties in Kensington attended by LSD-loving Pink Floyd singer Syd Barrett and would ask her Auss Liz z herr O eve e to of and d W imp p turn n sing g loca a Roll T Call mo Lon n artii kno o nig g S 1GM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... AR’S A TRAGIC END IN SWINGING 60s LONDON FIFTH TIME LUCKY . . . in London with Mickey before they wed in 1969 JOIN THE GANG . . . Judy and fourth hubby Mark meet the Kray twins in 1964 GARLAND WITH PRAISE . . . Renee Zellweger as Judy and right, the faded star five months before her death l Drugs with the Stones l Marriage to a gay man l Booed off stage by fans l Sad death alone on loo FINALE . . . daughters Liza and Lorna and last husband Mickey at Judy’s New York funeral to t despair of Judy a arland’s final years stralian s son-in-law Peter Allen — za’s first husband — to hold on to z r pills while she danced. Obsessed with British culture, she O en e travelled to London’s East End have tea with Violet Kray, mother murderous gangster twins Ronnie d Reggie. While that went well, an W promptu turn in a nearby boozer p ned nasty when Judy refused to n g into a tape recorder, and the als responded by rocking her a lls-Royce as she tried to flee. l Though American, Judy disliked T lifornia’s eternal sunshine and felt l re at home in liberal West ndon. Among her pals was drag n ist Danny La Rue, and she was i own to take part in drag tribute o ghts at his club. g She made no secret of her attracS tion to gay and bisexual men, and in London, just four months before her death, she wed her fifth husband, New York nightclub manager Mickey Deans, who was said to be gay. She then asked him to organise her musical comeback and he booked her a six-week residency at the Talk Of The Town, where the audiences were accustomed to seeing stars of the calibre of Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Ross. But after Judy limped on to the stage an hour and 20 minutes late one evening and began to rasp out songs from her back catalogue, the mood turned sour. The jeering audience pelted her with a volley of cigarette butts, bread rolls and rubbish. Three songs in she attempted Somewhere Over The Rainbow, only to be met with an airborne beer glass shattering behind her and an angry customer storming the stage to grab her microphone. Fleeing, she had not even sung the famous closing lines: “If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why, can’t I?” Happiness, however, was never likely with Mickey, who was 12 years her junior. While a gushing Judy vowed this marriage would last, daughter Liza apologised for not turning up for the Chelsea register office ceremony in March 1969 before joking: “I’ll be there for the next one.” Rosalyn Wilder, who had worked as production assistant at the Talk Of The Town, said of Mickey: “If she had put an advert in a newspaper for the most unsuitable person to take care of her, she wouldn’t have had a better response.” Hard living There was tension between the couple because Judy was scared to go on stage without taking pills and Mickey needed her to be clean and sober to fulfil their contractual obligations. On the eve of her death, June 21, 1969, neighbours were awoken by Judy’s yelling and screaming from her rented mews home in Cadogan Lane, Belgravia, a stone’s throw from STONER . . . Judy’s pal Brian Jones Sloane Square and the King’s Road. When Mickey stretched out his arms the following morning he discovered he was alone in bed. He found the bathroom door locked and climbed in through the window. Judy, sitting on the loo, was already long dead and stiff from rigor mortis, having taken an overdose of barbiturates hours earlier — which the coroner later ruled was accidental. Reportedly, Judy’s 4ft 11in frame had been so reduced by hard living that a friend was able to carry out her body over his arm, beneath a blanket, without arousing the interest of press photographers outside. And in an eerie echo of The Wizard Of Oz story that ensured she remains a household name to this day, on the night of Judy’s death, weather records show the state of Kansas was hit by a huge tornado. 29 30 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1GM tvguide Wednesday 6am Breakfast (S,HD) 9.15 Holding Back The Years (S,HD) 10.00 Homes Under The Hammer With Martin Roberts. (R,S,HD) 11.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming (S,HD) 11.45 Caught Red Handed (R,S,HD) 12.15 Bargain Hunt In Brackley, Northamptonshire. (R,S,HD) 1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD) 1.30 Regional News (S) 1.45 Doctors Valerie is still reeling after yesterday’s shocking revelation when Ashley turns up on her doorstep. (S,HD) 2.15 A Place To Call Home Douglas passes away after a party in the ground of Ash Park. (S,HD) 3.10 Escape To The Country Sonali Shah goes house hunting in Cheshire. (R,S,HD) 3.45 Money For Nothing Sarah Moore transforms three items from the Witley Recycling Centre in Surrey. (S,HD) 4.30 Flog It! Some of the best unseen finds from the show’s valuation days. (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 The Repair Shop (R,S,HD) 6.30 Holding Back The Years A look at how to avoid phone scams, and the health benefits of relaxation. (R,S,HD) 7.15 The Sheriffs Are Coming Documentary. (R,S,HD) 8.00 Sign Zone: Great British Railway Journeys (R,S,SL,HD) 8.30 Classic Mary Berry (R,S,SL) 9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (S,HD) 11.00 BBC Newsroom Live (S,HD) 11.30 Daily Politics (S,HD) 1.00 Lifeline (R,S,HD) 1.10 Coast (R,S,HD) 1.30 Yes Chef (R,S,HD) 2.15 Monty Halls’ Great Irish Escape (R,S) 3.15 Planet Earth Examining varied species in the world’s tropical rainforests. (R,S,HD) 4.15 Spy In The Wild How animals rely upon each other. (R,S,HD) 5.15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Eric Knowles goes head to head with Ochuko Ojiri at an auction in Colchester. (R,S,HD) 6.00 Eggheads Quiz show. (S,HD) 6.30 The Repair Shop The team restore a clock made from the propeller of a plane. (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 The host invites guests to air their differences over family and relationship issues. (S,HD) 10.30 This Morning Celebrity chat and lifestyle features. (S,HD) 12.30 Loose Women Topical debate from a female perspective. (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 David Dickinson and the team head to Oxford, where David Ford is tested by a 14-year-old, Jon O’Marah tries to buy an Islamic dagger and Tim Hogarth puts a bid in for one of his favourite things. (R,S,HD) Followed by 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 Double bill. (R,S) 8.30 Frasier Three episodes. (R,S) 10.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA In Denver, Colorado. (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 (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 The owner of a Spanish dive school waits for important news about his Gibraltar license. (S,HD) 5.00 Four In A Bed The third visit of the week is to the Angel Guest House in Devon. (R,S,HD) 5.30 Star Boot Sale Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson sells his unwanted items for charity. (S,HD) 6.00 The Simpsons Homer is recruited to be a deacon by the trendy new reverend. (R,S,HD) 6.30 Hollyoaks Darren and Nancy continue to have difficulties, and Cindy prepares to make a big speech in the village. (S,HD) 6am Milkshake! (HD) 9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD) 11.15 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away Paul and Steve call for police back-up at a flat in London’s Docklands. (R,S,HD) Followed by 5 News Lunchtime 12.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors An alcoholic gives a vivid account of a lifetime of heavy drinking. (R,S,HD) Followed by Access 1.15 Home And Away (S,HD) 1.45 Neighbours (S,HD) 2.15 NCIS The agents investigate the private life of a Navy captain whose actions may have led to his murder. (R,S) 3.15 McBride: The Chameleon Murder The lawyer investigates a hitch-hiker accused of killing a woman – but the victim turns out to have a plethora of identities. Crime drama with John Larroquette. (2005) ✪✪ (S) 5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD) 5.30 Neighbours Mishti forces Rafael to admit he was involved in Leo’s accident. (R,S,HD) 6.00 Home And Away Maggie awaits her biopsy results. (R,S,HD) 6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD) 9pm Zoe Ball embarks on a cycle ride from Blackpool to Brighton in Hardest Road Home 9pm David Madson is forced to go on the run with Andrew Cunanan in American Crime Story 9pm Monty is in trouble with Joyce when an evening of magic turns chaotic in Benidorm 6.30pm Cindy prepares to make a speech, but Tom tries to steal the limelight in Hollyoaks 8pm Dr Farida Ahmad treats a man with yellow eyes in GPs: Behind Closed Doors TWO FREE TICKETS 7.00 The One Show 7.00 Saving Lives At Sea Matt Baker and Alex Jones (10/12) As the summer sun present the magazine show comes out, so do the funseekers, featuring reports from around the and in Southend a family of five UK and celebrity guests. (S,HD) sightseeing a mile off shore are Followed by BBC News caught out by the tide. (R,S,HD) 8.00 MasterChef 8.00 The Secret Helpers (11/25) The last group of seven (1/5) Ten people welcome the amateur cooks are challenged to support and advice of strangers invent a dish using a choice of from all over the world through a ingredients including lamb loin, secret in-ear device, as they face chicken thighs, scallops, salmon a series of challenges and fillets and prawns. (S,HD) dilemmas. In the first episode, 9.00 Zoe Ball’s Hardest Road Home Dan, who was left blind after The presenter embarks on a fivesuffering two strokes, seeks help day cycle ride from Blackpool to as he prepares for his wedding Brighton to raise money for Sport day, and first-time parent Brett Relief and highlight how the longs to impress his wife with his charity supports mental health parenting skills, and turns to projects in the UK. (S,HD) strangers, including Sister Una 10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD) from Ireland and Lilian from 10.30 Regional News (S) Sweden, for aid. (S) 10.45 A Question Of Sport 9.00 The Assassination (27/36) Double Olympic gold Of Gianni Versace: medal-winning swimmer Rebecca American Crime Story Adlington, world snooker champion (4/9) Andrew Cunanan lures former acquaintance Jeff Trail to the Mark Selby, England cricketer Samit Patel and 2011 world titleMinneapolis loft-apartment of his winner in the 400m hurdles Dai current lover David Madson, where Greene join host Sue Barker and he bludgeons him to death. (S,HD) team captains Phil Tufnell and 9.55 Live At The Apollo (5/7) Katherine Ryan comperes Matt Dawson on the quiz. (S,HD) 11.15 Film 2018 an evening of stand-up at (4/5) Al Murray is joined by Ellen London’s Hammersmith Apollo, E Jones and Chris Hewitt to performing and introducing review the much anticipated routines by guests Henning Wehn blockbuster A Wrinkle In Time, and James Acaster. (R,S,HD) psychological thriller Unsane, and 10.30 Newsnight Pacific Rim Uprising. (S,HD) (S,HD) Followed by Weather 11.45 Short Term 12 11.15 Famously Unfit A counsellor at a foster care For Sport Relief centre deals with her own Les Dennis, Susannah troubled past while helping the Constantine, Tameka Empson and residents face an uncertain Miles Jupp embark on a mission future. Drama with Brie Larson, to regain their fitness. (R,S,HD) John Gallagher Jr, Stephanie 12.15 David Attenborough’s Natural Beatriz and Rami Malek. (2013) Curiosities (R,S,HD) 12.45 Sign ✪✪✪✪ (S,HD) Followed by Zone: MasterChef (R,S,SL) 1.45Weather For The Week Ahead 2.45am The World’s Most 1.20 -6am BBC News (S,HD) Extraordinary Homes (R,S,SL) 7.00 MotoGP Highlights 7.00 C4 News (S,HD) 7.00 Emmerdale 8.00 The Supervet (1/19) The MotoGP Grand Prix Of Joe makes another enemy, while (4/6) Professor Noel Fitzpatrick Qatar. Action from the opening Liv’s problems go from bad to treats a Labrador puppy with an round of the season at Losail worse when she receives lifeInternational Circuit in Doha. elbow disease, and a one-yearchanging news. Brenda resorts to old cat is brought in suffering Marc Marquez entered the 70th desperate measures to keep Bob from a crushed pelvis and a season as reigning champion, and Laurel apart. (S,HD) broken tail. (S,HD) having claimed the title for a 7.30 Coronation Street second consecutive season, 9.00 One Born Every Minute Fiz is horrified when Tyrone and a fourth time overall, and (3/10) Ashley, who’s 35, is smacks Ruby, while David tells a was looking for a first victor on determined to right the wrongs he hurt Sean to keep the details of this track since 2014. (S) faced in his own childhood with a his love life to himself. (S,HD) Followed by 5 News Update family of his own. He and his 8.00 Britain’s Brightest Family 8.00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors 30-year-old partner Gemma are (10/15) Having made it through (34/42) Husband and wife expecting their fourth child to the quarter-finals, two families Telisha and Mark bring in their together. Meanwhile, 41-year-old go head to head for a place in the baby boy for a post-natal checkSunny and 32-year-old Shay, who semi-finals of the tournament, up, and a man whose skin and met on the set of a Bollywood hosted by Anne Hegerty. (S,HD) eyes have turned yellow is treated film, arrive in the ward expecting 8.30 Coronation Street by Dr Farida Ahmad. (S,HD) their first child. (S,HD) Fiz confesses to Tyrone that Hope has been causing the Followed by 5 News Update 10.00 Damned recent problems, and Carla 9.00 A Walk Among The Tombstones (5 &6/6) Double bill. It is an tries to get Ali to change his An ex cop working as an awkward start to the day when opinion of Michelle. (S,HD) unlicensed private eye is hired by Rose and Dennis wake up in bed 9.00 Benidorm a drug trafficker to find the men in Denise’s house, while Nat is (4/9) Joyce is furious with Monty who murdered his wife. As the trying to land a birth partner with after a chaotic evening of magic, detective investigates the case, the offer of free crisps and water. but a chance meeting with a he discovers the men he is Then, Rose is smitten with legendary entertainer might get tracking have killed many times Dennis, but struggles with the him his job back. (S,HD) before and takes desperate idea of dating the boss’s brother. 10.00 ITV News At Ten (S) measures to stop them claiming Meanwhile, Nitin decides to step 10.30 Regional News (S) another victim. Crime thriller up to guide Nat through her 10.45 EasyJet: Inside The Cockpit based on Lawrence Block’s novel, pregnancy. (S,HD) (1/2) New recruits train to starring Liam Neeson and Dan 11.05 24 Hours In Police Custody become fully qualified pilots, Stevens. (2014) ✪✪✪ (S,HD) Cameras follow as police search tracking the candidates from the for a couple who they believe have 11.20 The Equalizer An ex-secret agent fights to bring classroom to the simulator and exploited a vulnerable woman by down a crime syndicate after their first flight. (R,S,HD) taking over her flat in order to use coming to the aid of an abused 11.45 Heathrow: Inside Britain’s it as a drugs base. (R,S,HD) prostitute. Action thriller with Busiest Airport 12.05 999: On The Frontline (2/10) Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace (1/3) Behind the scenes at the (S,HD) 1.00 Pokerstars Moretz, Marton Csokas and Bill airport. Heavy fog throws Championship Cash Challenge Pullman. (2014) ✪✪✪ (S,HD) Heathrow into turmoil and strands (S,HD) 1.55 FILM Love & Other Drugs. Comedy drama with Jake 1.45 SuperCasino (S,HD) 3.10 passengers overnight. (R,S,HD) Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. Secrets Of The National Trust 12.35 Stuck On You: The Football (2010) ✪✪✪ (S,SL,HD) 3.50 With Alan Titchmarsh (R,S,HD) Sticker Story (R,S,HD) 1.25 Coast Vs Country (R,S,HD) 4.45 4.00 Tribal Teens (R,S,SL,HD) Jackpot247 3.00 Tenable Location, Location, Location 4.45 House Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10 (R,S,SL,HD) 3.50 Nightscreen House Busters (R,S,SL) 5.35(R,S,SL,HD) 5.40-6am Kirstie’s (HD) 5.05-6am The Jeremy 6am Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL) Kyle Show (R,S,SL,HD) Handmade Treasures (R,S) 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 Double bill. (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 Pete and Myka try to solve a case from the 1960s involving an artefact capable of turning people into glass. (R,S) 11.00 Forever Henry investigates a murder connected to a sunken ship. (R,S,HD) 12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Callen, Sam and Kensi go undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist group. (R,S,HD) 1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Two episdoes. Chin’s niece Sara is kidnapped. Then, Chin Ho is kidnapped by a vengeful drugs cartel. (R,S,HD) 3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles An expert sniper with links to an extremist group escapes. (R,S,HD) 4.00 Stargate SG-1 O’Neill contracts a deadly virus. (R,S) 5.00 The Simpsons Homer is appointed bodyguard to Mayor Quimby. (R,S,HD) 5.30 Futurama Double bill. Monster Yivo invites humanity to move into his abode. Then, Fry hears people’s thoughts. (R,S,HD) 6am LIVE International Netball. Jamaica v Fiji (Centre-pass 5.10. 7.10 LIVE International Netball. New Zealand v Malawi. Centre-pass at 7.10. 8.55 LIVE ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier. West Indies v Scotland. 3.30 LIVE Live World Golf Championshi s. The WGC-Dell Match Play Championship. 6.00 LIVE World Golf Championships. The WGC-Dell Match Play Championship. 12.00-6am LIVE Test Cricket. New Zealand v England. SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE 6am PL Greatest Games 7.00 PL Legends 8.00 The Debate 9.00 PL Legends 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 The Debate 12.00 PL Review 1.00 Premier League 100 Club 2.00 PL Best Goals 04/05 3.00 PL Years 5.00 PL Greatest Games 6.00 PL Review 7.00 PL World 7.30 Premier League 100 Club 8.00 PL Review 9.00 Best PL Goals: Manchester Derby 9.30 PL World 10.00 Class Of ’92: Full Time 11.00 The Fantasy Football Club: Merse Meets Carrick 12.00 PL Best Goals 07/08 1.00 PL Greatest Games 2.00 PL World 2.30 PL Greatest Games 3.00 The Fantasy Football Club: Merse Meets Carrick 4.00 PL Best Goals 12/13 5.00 PL World 5.30-6am PL Greatest Games SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... TONIGHT’S PICKS Sport Relief: Zoe Ball’s Hardest Road Home, BBC1, 9pm HATS off to Zoe, who cycled from Blackpool to Brighton over five gruelling days for Sport Relief. This inspiring docu follows her every pedal of the way. Benidorm ITV, 9pm SHANE RICHIE guest stars as has-been game-show host Sammy Valentino, who might just be the ticket to reigniting Monty’s career. The Secret Helpers BBC2, 8pm IN the first of a new series, first-time dad Brett needs help with his twins. A stranger, Sister Una, feeds him tips via an earpiece to impress his wife. Make! Craft Britain BBC4, 9pm IN this cosy new series, world-renowned rugmaker Heather Ritchie helps novices make a seat cushion. And it’s harder than it looks. FREE with un Severy THE Saturday 6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00 Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Football’s Greatest Players 8.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 9.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games 9.30 La Liga Greatest Games 10.00 Revista De La Liga 10.30 La Liga World 11.00 One2Eleven 11.30 SPFL Greatest Games 12.00 Eredivisie Round-Up 1.00 La Liga Icons 2.00 Revista De La Liga 2.30 La Liga World 3.00 Football’s Greatest Players 3.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 4.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games 4.30 La Liga Greatest Games 5.00 Football Years 5.30 Football Countdowns 6.00 Revista De La Liga 6.30 La Liga World 7.00 Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Revista De La Liga 8.30 La Liga World 9.00 Eredivisie Round-Up 10.00 Magical Messi 11.00 La Liga Icons 12.00 Eredivisie Round-Up 1.00 One2Eleven 1.30 SPFL Greatest Games 2.00 Eredivisie Round-Up 3.00 Football Years 3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football’s Greatest Players 5.30-6am Football’s Greatest Teams SKY SPORTS ACTION 8pm Sara continues to focus on life outside of the Waverider in DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow 6.30 The Simpsons (17, 18 & 19/23) Triple bill. Homer and Bart deliver a dead trucker’s cargo. Then, Homer, Marge and the kids have biblical dreams. Next, Homer becomes an artist. (R,S,HD) 8.00 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (13/17) Damien and Nora Darhk kidnap Ray and force him to fix the fire totem, while Sara takes some positive steps as she continues to focus on life outside of the Waverider. (HD) 9.00 A League Of Their Own (3/14) Sports-based comedy quiz, hosted by James Corden, with Joe Hart, Kevin Pietersen and Josh Widdicombe. (R,S,HD) 10.00 Bliss (6/6) Andrew realises Kris is about to start a job at his other house and goes to extreme lengths to keep him away, but Kim and Denise are set on a collision course. (HD) 10.30 A League Of Their Own: Unseen (11/14) James Corden introduces out-takes from the eighth series of the comedy quiz. (R,S,HD) 11.00 The Force: Essex (6/10) Officers close in on a suspected drug dealer in Basildon. (R,S,HD) 12.00 Ross Kemp: Extreme World The actor investigates racial tension in Austin, Texas. (R,S,HD) 1.00 Brit Cops: Law & Disorder (R,S) 2.00 Most Shocking. People intoxicated on drink or drugs. (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 S4C 6am Cyw 11.00 Cyw 12.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 12.05 Crwydro 12.30 Cefn Gwlad 1.30 Mamwlad Gyda Ffion Hague 2.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 3.05 Pengelli 3.30 Pobol Y Glannau 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Boom! 5.15 Dennis A Dannedd 5.25 Dewi A’r Ditectifs Gwyllt 5.35 Fi Yw’r Bos 6.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 6.05 Her Yr Hinsawdd 6.30 Mwy O Sgorio 7.00 Heno 8.00 Pobol Y Cwm 6am LIVE International Netball. Jamaica v Fiji. Centre-pass at 5.10. 7.10 LIVE International Netball. New Zealand v Malawi. Centre-pass at 7.10. 8.55 My Icon: Denise Lewis 9.15 My Icon: Chris Powell 9.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold 10.00 Racing News 10.30 NFL: America’s Game 11.30 Sporting Records 12.00 Sky Sports Boxing Gold 12.30 International Netball 4.30 Fishing: Hooked On Africa 5.00 WWE Main Event 6.00 WWE Experience 7.00 Motorsport Mundial 7.30 The Offload 8.00 NRL Try Time 9.00 Sports Unlimited 10.00 Top 14 Round-Up Show 10.30 WWE Late Night Smackdown 12.30 Fishing: Hooked On Africa 1.00 Motorsport Mundial 1.30 NRL Try Time 2.30 Sports Unlimited 3.30 Motorsport Mundial 4.00 Fishing: Hooked On Africa 4.30 Top 14 Round-Up Show 5.00-6am LIVE International Netball. Fiji v Malawi. Centre-pass at 5.10. SKY SPORTS ARENA 6am Sporting Greats 7.00 WWE Experience 8.00 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 LIVE ATP Masters Tennis. The Miami Open. 1.30 WWE From The Vault 2.00 Super League Gold 3.00 Sporting Records 4.00 Sports Unlimited 5.00-6am Great Sporting Moments BT SPORT 1 6am Motorcycling: Asia Talent Cup 7.00 The Emirates FA Cup Highlights 7.30 Vanarama National League Highlights 8.00 Serie A Show 8.30 Bundesliga Highlights Show 9.30 MotoGP Films 11.00 Moto3 12.00 Moto2 1.00 MotoGP 2.00 MotoGP Chequered Flag 3.00 Gillette World Sport 3.30 30 For 30 5.00 Ligue 1 Highlights 6.00 Bundesliga Highli hts Show 7.00 Vanarama National League Highlights 7.30 LIVE Vanarama National League. Barrow v Hartlepool United. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.00 Hyundai A-League Highlights 11.00 The Emirates FA Cup Highli hts 11.30 Gillette World Sport 12.00 Rugby Tonight 1.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day two of the Miami Open. 3.00 PSA Squash Highlights 4.00 30 For 30 5.30-6am Game Of The Week BT SPORT 2 6am Classic Premier League 10.00 Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 10.30 Vanarama National League Highlights 11.00 BT Sport Goals Reload 11.30 The Emirates FA Cup Highlights 12.00 Classic Premier League 3.00 Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 3.30 Game Of The Week 4.00 NBA 5.30 BT Sport Reload 6.00 The Emirates FA Cup Highlights 6.30 Premier League World 7.00 MotoGP Highlights 8.00 Live Rugby Tonight 9.00 Formula E Championship 10.00 MotoGP Highlights 11.00 LIVE NBA. Cleveland Cavaliers v Toronto Raptors. Tip-off at 11.00. 1.30 LIVE NBA. San Antonio Spurs v Washington Wizards. Tip-off at 1.30. 4.00 NBA: Beyond The Paint 4.30 Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 5.00-6am Hyundai A-League Highlights BT SPORT 3 6am Ligue 1 11.30 Hyundai A-League Highlights 12.30 Serie A Show 1.00 Bundesliga Highlights Show 2.00 Ligue 1 Highlights 3.00 Premier League 4.30 Serie A Show 5.00 WTA Tennis 7.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day two of the Miami Open. 11.00 Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 11.30 UFC Connected 12.00 Vanarama National League 1.00 Ligue 1 Highlights 2.00 UFC Unleashed 3.00 Fishing 4.00-6am Toyota Racing Series 8.25 Celwydd Noeth 9.00 Newyddion 9 A’r Tywydd 9.30 Ar Werth 10.00 Camu O’r Cysgodion: Louise Weiss 10.30 Y Ditectif 11.00-11.35pm 999: Ambiwlans Awyr Cymru BBC ONE WALES As main BBC ONE except: 9.00-10pm Gareth Thomas’ Silver Skydivers For Sport Relief 10.40 Zoe Ball’s Hardest Road Home 11.40 A Question Of Sport 12.10am Film 2018 12.45 FILM Short Term 12 (2013) 2.15 Weather For The Week Ahead 2.20-6am BBC News Now simply collect 9 codes to pick your date with JOIN TODAY AT SUNSAVERS.CO.UK OR DOWNLOAD THE FREE APP 18+ UK residents only (excludes Isle of Man & Channel Islands). T&Cs apply, see thesun.co.uk/superdays. Code collect 17/03/18 - 03/04/18 DON’T MISS YOUR CODE TODAY 31 32 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1GM tvguide Wednesday FREEVIEW 7.10 Who’s Doing The Dishes? 7.55 Emmerdale 8.20 The Cube 9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.20 The Bachelor 12.15 Emmerdale 12.45 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 4.50 Judge Rinder 5.50 Take Me Out 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 8.00 Two And A Half Men 9.00 Hell’s Kitchen USA 10.55 Family Guy 12.25 American Dad! 1.20 Two And A Half Men 2.15 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 2.25 Teleshopping 5.55-6am Nightscreen 2.00 How I Met Your Mother 3.00 New Girl 4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 My Hotter Half 8.00 The Goldbergs 8.30 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 Don’t Tell The Bride 10.00 Five Star Hotel 11.05 The Big Bang Theory 11.55 First Dates 1.00 Five Star Hotel 2.00 Tattoo Fixers On Holiday 2.55 Don’t Tell The Bride 3.45 The Goldbergs 4.10 Rules Of Engagement 4.50-6am Rude(ish) Tube 6am Classic Coronation Street 6.50 Heartbeat 7.55 The Royal 8.55 Judge Judy 10.15 Inspector Morse 12.35 The Royal 1.35 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 Endeavour. The detective discovers dark secrets in a supermarket. 10.00 Law & Order: UK 12.05 Unforgotten 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 Vet On The Hill 10.00 Britain’s Polar Bear Cub. Efforts to breed the nation’s first polar bear cub for 25 years. 11.05 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown 12.10 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 1.05 Vet On The Hill 2.10 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown 3.10-3.50am 8 Out Of 10 Cats Uncut ITV3 freeview 10 THE GOLDBERGS, E4, 8pm Adam and Murray are at odds when Adam’s attempts to be funny in class lead to his woodshop teacher Mr Crosby almost suffering from a fatal sanding machine accident. BBC FOUR freeview 9 7pm Beyond 100 Days; Weather 7.30 Secret Knowledge: The Private Life Of A Dolls’ House 8.00 Metalworks! The Golden Age Of Silver 9.00 Make! Craft Britain 10.00 Carved With Love: The Genius Of British Woodwork 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. Double bill. 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 Barcelona’s European Glory 5.15 The Avengers 6.15 Storage Wars 6.45 Live Snooker: Players Championship 11.00 Lethal Weapon 11.55 Hornblower 2.00 Quincy ME 3.00-6am Teleshopping E4 freeview 28 6am Hollyoaks. Double bill. 7.00 Rules Of Engagement 8.00 How I Met Your Mother 9.00 New Girl 10.00 2 Broke Girls 11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 12.00 The Goldbergs 1.00 The Big Bang Theory MORE4 freeview 14 5USA freeview 21 6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Catch A Contractor 9.35 Chicago PD 10.20 Law & Order 11.20 NCIS: New Orleans 1.10 NCIS 2.10 Chicago PD 3.05 Law & Order 5.05 CSI: NY 7.00 NCIS 9.00 Taken. The team are tasked to facilitate the defection of a Russian agent. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Double bill. 11.55 Chicago Justice 12.50 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: Desperately Seeking Stardom 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 8.00 100 Per Cent Hotter 9.00 Riverdale 10.00 FILM Scary Movie. Spoof horror starring Anna Faris. (2000) 11.50 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away 1.50 100 Per Cent Hotter 2.50 Celebrity 100 Per Cent Hotter 3.35 Last Man Standing 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. Sheridan leads a final attack on Earth. 9.00 Bones 10.00 Criminal Minds 11.00 Britcam: Emergency On Our Streets 12.00 Ultimate Road Wars 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 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 Most Haunted 5.00 Ghost Adventures 6.00 Antiques Road Trip 8.00 DIY SOS 9.00 Posh Pawn 10.00 Long Lost Family Australia 11.00 Women Behind Bars 12.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner 1.00 Crime Stories 2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner 4.50 Women Behind Bars 5.35-6am My Favourite Garden 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 The Great Escape: Revealed 7.00 Full Steam Ahead 8.00 The Day When Stalin Won The War 9.00 The Best Of Tommy Cooper 11.00 The Two Ronnies 1.35 Tales Of Irish Castles 2.25 Sounds Of The Seventies 3.00-6am Teleshopping SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32 6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10 American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00 American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 Impossible Engineering 4.00 World’s Most Dangerous Roads 5.00 Top Gear 7.00 World’s Most Dangerous Roads 8.00 Sin City Motors 9.00 Live At The Apollo 10.00 Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish 11.00 Unspun XL With Matt Forde 12.00 QI XL 1.00 QI 1.40 Would I Lie To You? 2.15 Mock The Week 2.55-4am Suits 9am FILM Amber Alert (2016) 10.50 FILM Reverse Angle (2009) 12.45 FILM Spy Hard (1996) 2.35 FILM Hush (1998) 4.30 FILM The Double (2011) 6.35 Sony Movie News Extra 6.45 FILM The Shadow (1994) 9.00 FILM Surrogates (2009) 11.05 FILM Killing Salazar. Adventure. (2016) 1.05 Sony Movie News Extra 1.15 FILM Code Of Honor (2016) 3.35-4.30am FILM Man Of The Year (2006) 10.00 Chris Ramsey Show 10.35 Impractical Jokers 11.30 Impractical Jokers 12.30 Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central 1.00 The Daily Show 1.30 South Park 3.00 Bob’s Burgers 3.25 The Cleveland Show 4.15 Two And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping 6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law & Order 2.00 NCIS 9.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2.00 Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping 6.15am Supernanny US 7.00 Celebrity MasterChef 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. The chefs cook lunch for patrons of a popup beach restaurant. 8.00 Inside The Ambulance. An intimate perspective on what it’s like to respond to emergency calls. 9.00 Embarrassing Bodies 10.00 Dr Christian Will See You Now 11.00 Crime, Carnage & Cancun: Stacey Dooley Investigates 12.00 The Secret Of Crickley Hall 1.15 Doctor Who 3.00-6.15am Teleshopping 6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaskan Bush People 8.00 Tony Robinson’s World War One 9.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00 Fast N’ Loud 12.00 Fast N’ Loud Revved Up 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 Tanked. The San Francisco Giants ask the guys to build an aquarium inside their stadium. 9.00 Street Outlaws Vs Fast N’ Loud 10.00 American Chopper. New series. Custom motorcycles. 11.15 Gold Rush 12.15 Street Outlaws Vs Fast N’ Loud 1.15 How It’s Made 2.45 Street Outlaws Vs Fast N’ Loud 3.35 American Chopper 4.40 Gold Rush 5.30-6am How It’s Made 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 8.00 Blue Bloods 9.00 Save Me. A police recording of a distressed 999 call from Jody is traced to Streatham, while Nelly finds a unique way of locating the property his daughter was held in. 10.00 SMILF. Double bill. Nelson persuades Bridgette to use visualisation techniques to improve her life. Then, Rafi and Tutu baptise Larry without Bridgette’s consent. 11.10 Here And Now 12.20 Save Me 1.20 Britannia 2.20 Dexter 3.25 Girls 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 12.00 Obese: A Year To Save My Life USA 1.00 The Real A&E 1.30 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 Air Rescue 7.00 The Real A&E 8.00 Elementary 9.00 Grey’s Anatomy. Maggie’s relationship with Clive starts to progress, and she invites him over for a game night to meet Meredith and Amelia. 10.00 The Good Doctor 11.00 Criminal Minds 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Cold Case 2.00 Scandal 3.00 Criminal Minds 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 10.00 Bull. The legal aide unexpectedly becomes the guardian of a young girl seeking to ‘divorce’ her parents. 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 7.35am The Piglet Files 8.00 Waiting For God 8.35 Goodnight Sweetheart 9.15 Last Of The Summer Wine 11.15 My Family 11.55 My Hero 12.35 Dinnerladies 2.00 As Time Goes By 2.40 Waiting For God 3.20 My Hero 4.10 Last Of The Summer Wine 6.00 As Time Goes By 6.40 Dad’s Army 8.00 Dinnerladies Diaries 9.00 Dinnerladies 9.40 Victoria Wood With All The Trimmings 10.55 Absolutely Fabulous 11.35 Live At The Apollo 12.35 The League Of Gentlemen 1.15 Vic Reeves Big Night Out 1.50 Live At The Apollo 2.40 Absolutely Fabulous 3.15 Harry Hill’s TV Burp 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 Your Face Or Mine 8.30 Bad Robots 9.00 Michael McIntyre’s Showtime. Stand-up comedy from the O2 in London. W UNIVERSAL DISCOVERY MOVIES SKY CINEMA PREMIERE 6am Jasper Jones (12, 2017) Mystery. ★★★★ 7.55 Monster Family: Special 8.25 Eat Locals (15, 2017) Horror. ★★★ 10.15 My Feral Heart (12, 2016) Drama. ★★★★ 11.45 Transformers: The Last Knight (12, 2017) Fantasy adventure starring Mark Wahlberg. ★★★ 2.25 Jasper Jones (12, 2017) Mystery. ★★★★ 4.25 Inconceivable (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★ 6.25 My Feral Heart (12, 2016) A young man with Down’s syndrome moves into a care home and meets a young woman who gives him hope and purpose. Drama starring Darren Kent. ★★★★ 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 Numb (12, 2015) Thriller. ★★★ 3.40 Inconceivable (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★ 5.30-6am Monster Family: Special SKY CINEMA COMEDY 7.05am Splash! (PG, 1984) Comedy. ★★★★ 9.00 Miss Congeniality (12, 2000) ★★★★ 11.00 Non-Transferable (15, 2017) ★★★★ 12.30 Get Him To The Greek (15, 2010) ★★★ 2.30 Chips: Law And Disorder (15, 2017) ★★ 4.25 Calendar Girls (12, 2003) Comedy. ★★★★ 6.20 Big Daddy (12, 1999) Comedy. ★★★★ 8.00 Get Him To The Greek (15, 2010) ★★★ 10.00 Chips: Law And Disorder (15, 2017) Action comedy starring Dax Shepard. ★★ 11.50 Coming To America (15, 1988) ★★★ 1.50 Eddie Murphy: Raw (18, 1987) Comedy. ★★ 3.35 Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (12, 2016) Comedy starring Tyler Perry. ★★★ 5.30-7am Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (PG, 1989) Comedy sequel with Bubba Smith. ★ SKY CINEMA ACTION MEN 6am Superman II (PG, 1980) Adventure. ★★★★ 8.15 Superman III (PG, 1983) Adventure. ★★ 10.25 Iron Man 3 (12, 2013) Adventure. ★★★★ RADIO RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1 6.30am The Breakfast Show With 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 Phil Taggart. Sitting in for Annie, with music and chat. 9.00 The 8th With Charlie Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00 Benji B 3.00 Comedy: Niki And Sammy’s Peachy Podcast. Featuring conspiracies, dogs, peanut butter and more. 4.00-6.30am Early Breakfast Show With Adele Roberts RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2 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 The Folk Show With Mark Radcliffe 8.00 Jo Whiley 12.40 Logan (15, 2017) Fantasy. ★★★★ 3.00 Superman Returns (12, 2006) ★★★ 5.45 Iron Man 3 (12, 2013) Adventure. ★★★★ 8.00 Logan (15, 2017) Fantasy. ★★★★ 10.30 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (12, 2009) ★★ 12.30 Superman II (PG, 1980) ★★★★ 2.45 Superman III (PG, 1983) Adventure. ★★ 4.55-6.30am Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (PG, 1987) Superhero adventure sequel. ★ SKY CINEMA FAMILY 6.45am The Land Before Time (U, 1988) Animated adventure. ★★★★ 8.00 Monster House (PG, 2006) ★★★★ 9.35 The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) ★★★★ 11.05 Alice Through The Looking Glass (PG, 2016) Fantasy adventure sequel. ★★ 1.05 Willow (PG, 1988) Fantasy. ★★ 3.15 Hop (U, 2011) Comedy. ★★ 4.55 Monster House (PG, 2006) ★★★★ 6.30 The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) ★★★★ 8.00 Alice Through The Looking Glass (PG, 2016) Fantasy adventure sequel starring Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp. ★★ 10.00 Pete’s Dragon (PG, 2016) ★★★★ 11.50 The Flintstones (U, 1994) Comedy. ★★ 1.30 Muppets From Space (U, 1999) ★★★★ 3.10 Pete’s Dragon (PG, 2016) ★★★★ 5.05-6.25am The Land Before Time (U, 1988) Animated adventure. ★★★★ SKY CINEMA DRAMA 6am How Green Was My Valley (U, 1941) Drama starring Walter Pidgeon. ★★★★ 8.10 Ghost (12, 1990) Fantasy. ★★★★ 10.25 The Pursuit Of Happyness (12, 2006) Fact-based drama starring Will Smith. ★★★ 12.25 Money Monster (15, 2016) ★★★ 2.10 Dead Poets Society (PG, 1989) ★★★★ 4.25 The Back-up Plan (12, 2010) Comedy. ★★★ 6.15 The Truth About Cats And Dogs (15, 1995) Comedy with Janeane Garofalo. ★★★★ 8.00 Dead Poets Society (PG, 1989) ★★★★ 10.00 Carla Bruni’s C’est La Vie 11.00 Old Grey Whistle Test 40. With Debbie Harry, Greg Lake, Judy Tzuke and Steve Hackett. (R) 12.00 Pick Of The Pops (R) 2.00 Radio 2 Playlists: Country Playlist 3.00 Radio 2 Playlist: Easy 4.00 Radio 2 Playlist: Radio 2 Rocks 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3 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 3.30 Choral Evensong (R) 4.30 New Generation Artists 5.00 In Tune 7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert 10.00 Free Thinking Festival 10.45 Free Thinking Festival 11.00 Late Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night 10.15 Fifty Shades Darker (18, 2017) ★★★ 12.20 The Verdict (15, 1982) Drama. ★★★ 2.40 Rules Don’t Apply (12, 2016) ★★★ 4.50-7.05am Some Like It Hot (U, 1959) Romantic comedy with Jack Lemmon. ★★★★★ SKY CINEMA HITS 7am The Sixth Sense (15, 1999) ★★★★★ 9.00 The Angry Birds Movie (U, 2016) ★★ 10.40 Baywatch (15, 2017) Comedy. ★★ 1.00 The Adjustment Bureau (12, 2011) ★★★★ 3.00 Queen Of Katwe (PG, 2016) ★★★★ 5.15 The Sixth Sense (15, 1999) ★★★★★ 7.15 Bad Neighbours 2 (15, 2016) ★★★ 9.00 Baywatch (15, 2017) Comedy. ★★ 11.10 Miami Vice (15, 2006) Thriller. ★★★ 1.30 The Adjustment Bureau (12, 2011) ★★★★ 3.25 The Other Side Of The Door (15, 2016) Horror starring Sarah Wayne Callies. ★★★ 5.10-7.15am Queen Of Katwe (PG, 2016) Drama starring David Oyelowo. ★★★★ 2.35 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) Musical fairy tale starring Emma Watson. ★★★★★ 4.50 The Little Mermaid (U, 1989) ★★★★★ 6.20 Aladdin (PG, 1992) Animation. ★★★★ 8.00 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) Musical fairy tale starring Emma Watson. ★★★★★ 10.15 Remember The Titans (PG, 2000) ★★★ 12.15 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (U, 2001) Animated adventure. ★★★★ 2.00 Atlantis 2: Milo’s Return (U, 2003) ★★ 3.30 Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: So The Drama (U, 2005) Animation. ★★★ 4.55-6.40am Hercules (U, 1997) ★★★ SKY CINEMA SELECT SKY CINEMA GREATS 6am Gentlemen (15, 2014) Drama. ★★★ 8.25 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (15, 2016) ★★★ 10.20 Harmonium (12, 2016) Drama. ★★★★★ 12.25 Battle For Moscow (12, 2016) ★★★★ 2.30 Guns Of The Magnificent Seven (PG, 1969) Western sequel with George Kennedy. ★★ 4.20 Ronin (15, 1998) Thriller. ★★★★ 6.30 Raising Arizona (12, 1987) ★★★★ 8.10 Christine (15, 2016) Drama. ★★★★ 10.15 The Departed (18, 2006) Thriller. ★★★★ 12.50 The Graduate (12, 1967) ★★★★★ 2.45 Boogie Nights (18, 1997) ★★★★★ 5.30-6am Sky Cinema Preview SKY CINEMA DISNEY 6am Ouija: Origin Of Evil (15, 2016) ★★★★ 7.55 The Shallows (15, 2016) ★★★★ 9.30 The Girl With All The Gifts (15, 2016) ★★★ 11.30 Blade Runner: Theatrical Version (15, 1982) Sci-fi thriller with Harrison Ford. ★★★★★ 1.30 Ghost In The Shell (12, 2017) ★★★★ 3.30 The Shallows (15, 2016) ★★★★ 5.00 The Girl With All The Gifts (15, 2016) Horror thriller starring Gemma Arterton. ★★★ 7.00 Blade Runner: Theatrical Version (15, 1982) Sci-fi thriller starring Harrison Ford. ★★★★★ 9.00 Ghost In The Shell (12, 2017) Sci-fi fantasy starring Scarlett Johansson. ★★★★ 7.10am Two Mules For Sister Sara (15, 1970) Western starring Clint Eastwood. ★★★★ 9.10 Sweet Home Alabama (12, 2002) ★★★ 11.10 In The Line Of Fire (15, 1993) ★★★★ 1.30 Tora! 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Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton Snapchat: danbizarre must watch WHAT? The Secret Helpers, 8pm, BBC2 WHY? Strangers from across the globe provide support to people in need. Dan, left blind after two strokes, gets help via a hidden ear piece as he prepares for his wedding. SERIOUS MON£Y ON WAY THE BBC’s latest set of dramas isn’t going to warm your cockles during this Baltic patch we’re having. Today the broadcaster unveils a series of new shows, and there won’t be many laugh-out-loud moments for viewers. Leading the way is Dark Mon£y, a four-parter by Levi David Addai, above, writer of Damilola, Our Loved Boy. It’s about a guilt-ridden family who face the consequences after they accept a pay-off from a wellknown filmmaker to keep silent about the abuse of their youngest son. There are challenging themes, too, in Elizabeth Is Missing – a crime mystery where the central character has Alzheimer’s. And the BBC has also announced The Capture, described as a modern-day spy thriller set in the UK. That sounds a little bit close to home given current news events. bi bit Things THE Stranger in for a teenagers are . They day pay oth mm ma 8,000 will each get £17 the third for e sod epi per after , ma dra run of the most it became theever on ies popular ser starts Netflix. Filming next month. soapbox IN NEIGHBOURS, Clive informs Karl that with no money from Izzy, the hospital wing won’t be going ahead. To add insult to injury, he reveals that Karl has no job because his old position was filled while he was working on the wing. Karl also then has to support Holly when she opens up about the pain she’s feeling over Izzy’s departure. In HOLLYOAKS Cindy prepares to make her speech to the village but a heartbroken Tom could threaten her big moment. Elsewhere, Jack offers Darren his advice in an emotional heart-to-heart after a huge row with Nancy leaving the pair of them fighting to save their troubled marriage. I’ve launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @danwootton MY TEAM: Andy Halls, Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee and Benjy Potter CAR CRASH KEMP IS A SAI-GONER ALAN’S NEW ITV SINGING SHOW Primetime Carr-aoke ALAN CARR is waving goodbye to his “golden handcuffs” deal with Channel 4 after 12 years to switch to rival ITV for a Saturday spectacular. He will host a primetime series called Singalong: The Show after his multi-million-pound exclusivity deal expired. ITV bosses quickly tapped up Alan to host the programme, which is being billed as “the ultimate karaoke night”. It is from the makers of the currently troubled Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. A telly insider said: “As soon as ITV producers heard his deal was expiring they couldn’t wait to make him an offer. “He’s TV gold and a brilliant stand-up so they thought he would be the perfect fit to present their new fun-packed karaoke show. “They’re filming a test run for Singalong: The Show with the hopes of getting it on screen in the near future. It’s early days but they hope it’ll be a hit. “It’s going to be completely hilarious with a real party vibe as contestants taking part will have to sing it to win it.” The show, to be recorded next week, will see hopefuls take on a series of musicbased games and challenges. A C4 spokeswoman said: “We’re aware of Alan’s other projects as he continues to work for Channel 4 on shows as diverse as Crufts, The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer, the new gameshow I Don’t Like Mondays and the Stand Up To Cancer campaign airing later this year.” The switch to ITV is a big move for The Chatty Man, who has hosted shows such as Alan Carr’s Celebrity Ding Dong, Chatty Man and Friday/Sunday Night Project since 2006. But I have no doubt he will be a huge success with ITV. And he could have a belting first karaoke guest in best pal ADELE. At first I was afraid, I was petrified...kept thinking I could never live without C4 by my side MARTIN KEMP got more than he bargained for on the set of new BBC show The Road To Saigon. The SPANDAU BALLET legend signed up for the exciting 12-day rally, driving classic cars through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The show was billed as an epic adventure through beautiful landscapes with “inevitable drama” – and drama there was. Martin sparked horror when the highperformance Mini he and his WHAM! singer wife SHIRLIE were travelling in rolled on its side. He was left with painful bruises and an injured wrist. A source said: “It’s supposed to be lighthearted entertainment – nobody anticipated serious accidents. Fortunately Martin and Shirlie are OK. He was in a lot of pain and very shaken.” Filming was delayed while Martin rested up, and BBC bosses had to source another car to replace the damaged Mini. The final segments of the show are now being shot to get it back on track before it goes out on BBC2 later this year. The pairings also include NOEL EDMONDS and his wife Liz, musicians TINCHY STRYDER and JORDAN STEPHENS and mum and daughter team chef ANDI OLIVER and TV presenter MIQUITA. The race is well and truly on, but it sounds like Martin may have to give up all hope of winning Gold. TOM’S LIP SYNC ON VOICE FAN AFTER five series, SIR TOM JONES is clearly still having a great time as a coach on The Voice. He found new ways to spice up filming by giving an extra special greeting to one big fan. The singer made his new friend during the second knockout round, which will be screened on ITV at 7pm this Saturday. It was due to go out at 8.30pm but was moved to an earlier slot to help fill the gap in the schedule left by the cancellation of Saturday Night Takeaway. It comes after its host ANT McPARTLIN announced he was returning to rehab. l JK Rowling’s Lethal White to be adapted for TV l Ordeal By Innocence on BBC1 Easter Sunday DIGITAL RADIO • APP VIRGINRADIO.CO.UK 34 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1GM dear deidre Head to thesun.co.uk/deardeidre to read more readers’ letters. To find how my problem page works, see thesun.co.uk/deardeidrefaqs Pregnant after hot holiday sex Dear Deidre I HAD a crazy, wonderful one-night-stand with a guy I met on holiday in Thailand but it has left me with a huge dilemma. I am not a casual-sex type of girl but I became a bit reckless through alcohol and the holiday atmosphere. I was away with two girls I have known for years. We had a few drinks in the hotel bar then went clubbing. This drop-dead gorgeous guy offered to buy me a drink and we spent the rest of the evening chatting together. He is 31 and I am 29. Later on, we walked back to my hotel and he suggested having one more drink in my room. We started getting passionate and I asked him to use a condom. He said he would stop before he climaxed but we both got carried away and he didn’t. We agreed I would get the morning-after pill the next day and we parted on friendly terms. Then I missed a period back topic4today IT’S all too easy to trample on other people’s feelings when we believe we are madly in love. But how can you tell if it is true romance or just a fleeting fancy. My leaflet Love Or Lust? will help you be sure. Email the address below or private message me on my Dear Deidre Facebook page. email@example.com home, so I did a pregnancy test which came back positive. I phoned him and he said that he was very shocked that the pill had not worked but he would support me in whatever I decided to do. I thought about it and decided I want to keep the baby, so I called him and told him. He said he was in a relationship and he was not ready to be a father in any case. I am financially stable, so I could bring a child up on my own, but I do not want to bring a child up without the father as my partner. He says he would really prefer me not to keep the baby but, if I do, he insists on DNA tests to make sure the child is his. He is evasive about seeing me again and I know he is not interested in keeping the baby. I know for sure it is his. Is there anything I can say to change his mind? 0 DEIDRE SAYS: This guy took a stupid risk by having sex with you without a condom. This makes me angry since he has made it plain that he is not ready to be a father and that he is not interested in a relationship with you. But I can’t see you being able to make him change his mind so you need to look ahead realistically about how happy you will be as a single parent and how well placed to cope with the pressures that come with it – practical and financial. This guy would, by law, have to help support his child but nobody can make him be a good father or want to be part of his child’s life. My e-leaflet on Unplanned Pregnancy explains the options and support open to you but do get advice as quickly as possible. Dear Deidre WHEN I first asked my girlfriend out I thought she was a virgin, but it turned out I was wrong. I saw her at work and fancied her straight away. She didn’t have a boyfriend so I asked her out and she said yes. We have been together for four weeks. I am 21, she is 19. I overheard her talking to other girls at work about sex with ex-boyfriends, so I asked her about it. She admitted that she’d had sex with two exes. I Dear Deidre I AM really worried about my brother. He has no life at all. I am a girl of 20 and still live at home. He is 17 and he quit college last year after one term. He was training to be a plumber. He has not had a job since and he rarely leaves the house. He used to be outgoing as a kid, out with his friends and playing footie, but he has no mates any more. He just stays in bed all day and is up all night on his lap- love her but I cannot accept that some guys were intimate with her before me. It has affected my thinking about the relationship and my self-confidence is shattered. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: We all have a past and your girlfriend’s helped make her the person she is now, the one you fell for. This is more about your insecurity than her. Let her guide you on how to be her best lover yet. My e-leaflet Thrilling A Woman In Bed can help. top. My parents get angry with him and tell him to get a life but they don’t really talk to him. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: It sounds like he is feeling low. I guess he struggled with that college course and now has no idea how to get his life back on track. Tell him you want to help and listen to how he feels. Suggest he contact CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably, who help men who are down or in a crisis (thecalmzone.net, 0800 58 58 58). deidre’s I FEAR HE photo casebook IS SEEING JEANETTE’S NEW MAN: DAY 3 . . . SO I BASICALLY TOLD MY BOSS THAT IF I DIDN’T GET A PAY RISE, I’D . . . SORRY TO INTERRUPT . . . I WAS JUST WONDERING IF I COULD BUY YOU A DRINK, WHILE I WAIT FOR MY MATE TYPICAL, HE WANTS TO MEET IN A DIFFERENT PUB. LISTEN, BEFORE I GO . . . JEANETTE, CAN I TAKE YOUR NUMBER? SURE, GIVE ME A CALL ANY TIME. BUT SORRY, I DIDN’T QUITE CATCH YOUR NAME I’M SORRY, JEANETTE, BUT I’D HAVE TO THINK TWICE ABOUT GOING OUT WITH A BLOKE CALLED KEN EVERY PROBLEM GETS A FREE PERSONAL REPLY usually in 24hrs weekdays 1. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Private message me on Facebook facebook.com/DearDeidreOfficial 3. Write to me: Deidre Sanders, The Sun, London SE1 9GF (enclose SAE) 4. Or follow me on Twitter: @deardeidre OH, I DON’T KNOW, I THINK IT’S CATCHING ON. BELLA MET A GUY CALLED KEN THE OTHER NIGHT! . . . IN FACT . . . NO, IT COULDN’T BE . . . Continues tomorrow ‘LOVELY’ WORK PAL Dear Deidre MY husband is more loving towards our dog than me and our sex life is at its lowest ebb. He makes excuses that he is tired but just being loving and tender would be enough for me. I am 49 and he is 51. We have been married for 25 years but I think there is something going on with him and a woman at work. We went to his office Christmas do and a woman there kept looking at him and throwing jokes his way. I asked my husband about her but he just said, “She’s a lovely person but there’s no more to it.” It was the same at a work leaving party last week. When I asked my husband about it, he got angry and said I was ruining the evening, but I have a gut feeling something is going on. He deletes his internet history and keeps his phone on him all the time. He smothers himself in aftershave and has started having waxes, facials and haircuts. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: Rather than worrying about what he’s up to, focus on rediscovering what drew you two together. My eleaflet on Reviving A Man’s Sex Drive explains self-help and expert treatment. HOW DO I COME OUT TO GYPSY FAMILY? Dear Deidre MY family keep saying I should get married and have kids but I’m gay and can’t bring myself to tell them. I am a woman of 22 and live on a traveller site with my family. I’ve known since I was 14 that I prefer women. A man on our site keeps asking me out but I tell him I’m busy. He is good-looking and kind, so my family will wonder why I keep saying no. It is unheard of to be gay in our community. Nothing bad would happen to me but people would stare and make comments about my family. I sometimes want to shout it out but my cousin came out and had such a hard time he just disappeared one day. I couldn’t do that to my family. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: It is very hard to go against your community and your culture but you cannot change your sexuality. Getting married because of family or social pressure would not be fair on you or on your husband. Get support in deciding how to tell your family and help them accept it. You can find understanding through FFLAG, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (fflag.org.uk, 0845 652 0311). DAILY 1GM WE all love a beautiful handbag, but nowadays the bag alone isn’t enough to give the full wow factor – what’s inside counts too. Here, JO POULTNEY eyes up the latest fun but practical accessories to add a touch of glamour to your arm candy. I had hysterectomy at 33 like Lena to end 20-year hell Sequinned notebook, £4, Flying Tiger By JULIA ETHERINGTON ‘At times I felt suicidal’ Spotty dog cardholder, £14, Oliver Bonas Vintage Butterflies compact mirror, £6, nhmshop.co.uk FOR 1.5million British women who suffer from endomet-riosis, life can be a constant struggle. The crippling condition, in which tissue behaving like the lining of the womb is found in other parts of the body, affects ten per cent of women of reproductive age and takes an average 7½ years to diagnose. Last month, Girls actress Lena Dunham revealed in Vogue magazine that she had had an elective hysterectomy STILL SMILING . . . Clair in hospital, and right, with husband David following a decade-long battle which failed to find any treathave been exploring what it meant to problems because of lower oestrogen ment that worked. Despite longing to become a be a woman and have sex, it wasn’t levels. She says: “I was desperate to end mum, Lena, 31, wrote: “With what it should have been. Sex was pain like this, I will never be painful or impossible at times and it the suffering but the specialist did not feel we’d exhausted all options.” She contributed to the breakdown of sevable to be anyone’s mother.” was given a hormonal therapy drug, And Clair Scrimshaw has had eral relationships.” Prostap, which did not help, and in When Clair was 24, keyhole surgery a similar traumatic experience — and finally chose to have a full finally confirmed endometriosis and October 2016 she had her ovaries and eggs removed. But the pain persisted she endured three more operations to hysterectomy last July, aged 33. Now 34, she says: “Lena’s story try to cut or burn away the tissue, and doctors reluctantly agreed to a hysterectomy — removal of the uterus. plus many drug treatments over the mirrors mine and I’m so pleased It is not a guaranteed “cure” for she has shared it with other women. next few years but nothing helped to endometriosis but it can improve ease her suffering. “I’ve been following her battle with She says: “The mental impact is just symptoms — and in Clair’s case it endometriosis for a long time and as bad as the physical one and worked in ending 20 years of pain. completely empathise.” She says: “As soon as I woke up I It took doctors 11 years for her to together they made it so difficult for get a proper diagnosis, despite experi- me to work that I had to give up my felt emotionally better, like a grey cloud had lifted. But it was a long job as a healthcare development encing the classic symptoms. journey. I wish I’d had the choice Clair, married to hotel worker officer as I was off sick too much. about whether to have children. That’s David, 37, says: “I was 13 when my what upsets me most. periods started. “Six months before having my ova“They were heavy and agonisingly ries and eggs removed we looked into painful, causing pain in my pelvis harvesting my eggs in case we later “At times I’ve felt suicidal. I’ve that could last two weeks or more. “I’d get so tired I had to nap after thought, ‘I can’t work, I can’t have a decided we wanted children. But at £3,500 it was too expensive, especially social life, I can’t perform as a school. It hurt to go to the toilet, woman sexually so what’s the as the success rate is just 25 per cent.” but doctors put it down to period Clair, who currently does not work, point?’” pains.” That changed when she met is sure having the hysterectomy was Clair, from Morecambe, Lancs, David in 2011. She says: “I told the right choice. was prescribed different contraShe says: “It is drastic but when a him very early on that I had ceptive pills, painkillers and anticondition is ruining your life, women endometriosis. depressants but nothing worked. should have a say in what happens to “He was three years older and At 18, she went to Staffordshire I didn’t want him to have false their own bodies, taking into account University to study design medical advice. hope we’d have a family. and media production but “Today, my mental health is better “We married in 2014 and her pain continued to get I told him if he changed ,my pelvic pain has been eradicated worse. and I’m able to function normally. his mind about children She had to skip lec“When I see friends with babies he’d be free to go but his tures and missed out on there’s always that piece of me that answer was always, ‘I much of the university I had that option, to know love you and we’ll get wishes experience because she what that love between a mum and through it together.’” was riddled with pain. baby feels like. In 2012 Clair asked her She says: “I was often “But having a better quality of life doctor for a full hysterec- was more important.” too ill to get out of tomy but he was relucbed. I didn’t socialise tant. He warned her of a lFor information see endometriosis-uk.org. much as I just didn’t OP CURE . . . potential risk of osteo- Endometriosis UK also offers local support feel well. Lena Dunham porosis, and of heart groups and a helpline on 0808 808 2227. “When I should ‘A better life is more important than babies’ Initial coin purse, £3, Primark NEW LIFE . . . Clair is finally free of pain Lemon tree make-up bag, £15, White Stuff Edited by JOELY CHILCOTT OP EASED ENDOMETRIOSIS BUT CLAIR CAN’T BE MUM BAG A BIT OF ARM CANDY Mini foldable/ lightweight umbrella with dog prints by Perletti, £12.90, amazon.co.uk Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... Be 24/7 with your daily fix in The Sun, your weekend indulgence with magazine every Sunday AND D non-stop fashion and beauty news at thesun.co.uk/fabulous 35 36 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 SIMPLE FOODS DAILY 1GM MAKE-UP ARTIST’S TIPS LAMB CHOPS WITH CORIANDER AND MINT (Serves two-three) YOU NEED: 6 lamb cutlets For the marinade: Handful of fresh mint Handful of fresh coriander 2 garlic, cloves 4 tbsp olive oil (a little extra for frying) 2 tbsp sushi seasoning vinegar 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce 2 tbsp water 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce light (gluten-free) 1 tbsp honey, agave nectar or maple syrup Sea salt and cracked black pepper Garnish with fresh coriander METHOD: Blitz all the marinade ingredients in a food processor. Taste and adjust sweet/sour/saltiness to your liking. Place the lamb chops in a food bag and pour in the marinade, tie up and leave in the fridge to marinate for four hours – or overnight is best. Take the chops and marinade out of the bag, pour the sauce in a small saucepan, and gently heat. Fry the lamb on a medium heat with a little splash of oil, about sevento-nine minutes (four minutes on each side). If you prefer it well done – go to a maximum of ten minutes. Serve with the sauce drizzled over the cooked lamb chops. l See myrelationshipwithfood.com. YELLOW, YOU FEELING BLUE? THE colours we choose to wear reveal lots about our personalities and also influence our moods. Here, Colour Me Beautiful analyst Eleanor Mitchell tells SIOBHAN O’CONNOR what each hue says about you. BLACK: “Used to show power, control, authority and discipline. Often used as workwear to look professional and hide emotion – but too much black can be draining on moods and skin tones.” WHITE: “Crisp, clear and unthreatening. The white wearer is seen as organised, logical and fresh. Often a colour of choice when starting your day with a clean slate.” RED: “This vibrant shade signifies passion and excitement. People who are extroverted, optimistic and confident are drawn to it.” YELLOW (like actress Alicia Vikander, pictured): “A bright, cheery and happy colour. If it’s your colour of choice, you are said to be positive, creative and quickthinking.” BLUE: “The colour of the sky and sea, blue shows depth and stability. Blue hues show the wearer to be genuine, sincere and trustworthy.” GREEN: “A calm colour with people feeling relaxed when wearing it. If green is your go-to, you are seen as practical, gentle, loyal and looking to bring balance to your lifestyle.” ALL hail I’m A Celeb winner Georgia Toffolo for admitting she cannot be seen out without her foundation. Made In Chelsea star Georgia, 23, who has battled chronic acne since age 18, told The Sunday Times how Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage is her “mask”. Here, make-up artist LISA SLONEEM tells four models with skin problems how to create a flawless base with just three products – and without damaging their skin. takes to be on our panel? Email us why in 50 words at email@example.com, or share your best beauty tip or fave product on Instagram with hashtag #FabulousBA18, by March 23, 2018. For T&Cs, see fabulousmag.co.uk. 2 3 It’s all HELP US PICK WINNERS YOU could be on the panel for the Fabulous Beauty Awards. Help us select our shortlist for April 21 in London where you can test products, enjoy treatments and take home a goody bag worth more than £200. Think you have got what it PEOPLE often choose a very light concealer to try to cover dark circles but this highlights the problem area and looks chalky if it’s too pale. A concealer with a warm peachy tone will counter the blueish shade of dark circles. Step 1: Look for an eye cream with caffeine, green tea and liquorice as they are proven to constrict blood vessels and boost circulation. Try The Ordinary Caffeine Solution (£5.80, feelunique.com) it will reduce puffiness as well as circles. Step 2: A lightweight BB cream will help give an overall flawless finish, rather than applying heavy coverage. Apply from the centre of the face outwards using a foundation brush. Try Rimmel BB Cream 9-In-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup (£6.99, Superdrug) – which primes, moisturises, covers and protects, while giving a soft matte finish. Step 3: When buying a concealer try to test it just under the eyes as it will not be the colour you’d use to cover blemishes. Try Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, (£27.50, House of Fraser). Long-lasting and full coverage with a natural finish. It has two shades in one palette for a custom shade match. 1 FOR those who suffer acne or scarring, it can be tempting to mask your entire face but it is important to let your natural skin shine through and focus coverage on just the areas that need it. Step 1 : Choosing a lightcoverage colour corrector cream will give skin an even base. Apply using a blender sponge to buff foundation for a streak-free finish. Try La Roche-Posay Rosaliac anti-redness colour corrector cream 50ml (£20, Boots) – a tinted moisturiser that corrects redness. Step 2: Acne-affected skin will often have high colour in spot-prone areas. A greentinted colour corrector will counter the redness. Try Max Factor colour corrector stick (£9.99, Boots) – use pen to focus colour over redness and softly pat it into skin to blend with fingertips. Step 3: A full-cover liquid concealer with long-lasting matte finish will ensure make-up does not slide off to reveal spots and will stay put all day. Use pencil brush to pinpoint the spot and blend in circular motion. Try MAC Pro Longwear concealer (£18.50, MAC) – 15-hour wear, waterproof and transfer-resistant. 1 2 3 1GM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... TO HIDE FOUR COMMON PROBLEMS THE problem of having oily skin and open pores can be rectified by using products with a mattifying finish without the need to layer up your make-up with too much powder. Step 1: After moisturising, a primer will work to smooth the skin, softening the appearance of open pores and leaving a matte finish. Try Benefit the POREfessional face primer (Boots, £27.50). A silky, lightweight, oil-free balm which helps make-up stay put. Apply with fingers to the T-zone and blend in like a moisturiser. Step 2: For oily skin, look for long-lasting foundations with a matte finish. Try Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 (Boots, £33.50). Lightweight formulation controls oil in skin for up to 15 hours. Use a brush for smooth application. Step 3: Build coverage using foundation and go for a translucent powder to take down shine. Try Rimmel Insta Fix & Matte Translucent Powder (Superdrug, £4.99). It works for all skintones to de-shine throughout the day. Use a small powder brush for a light application. 1 TO GIVE dry skin a healthy glow, go for hydrating products and choose cream formulations rather than powders. Step 1: A sheer liquid foundation will give the skin radiance and mask the appearance of flakiness. Try Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation (£10.99, Boots) – a vitamin-rich, super-hydrating foundation which glides on to skin to give an even, natural finish. Apply with fingers to warm it so it blends easily into the skin. Step 2: Use a cream-based concealer which won’t cling to dry patches or settle into fine lines. Try Benefit Boi-ing Hydrating Concealer (£17.50, Boots) – a creamy product which hides imperfections while the added Vitamin E and apple skin extract help to hydrate skin. Use fingertips to pat into areas that need more coverage. Step 3: Opt for a cream blush. A powder one will cling to the foundation and concealer and look patchy whereas cream blushers blend seamlessly into the base. Try Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks (£22, Debenhams) – a great multi-tasker as you can use on your pout as well. Blend a tiny amount into the apples of the cheeks to give a healthy glow. HAPPY HINTS HELPFUL TO AUTISM KIDS By NATASHA HARDING 2 3 JESSIE HEWITSON had heard of autism, but didn’t really understand the condition until her son was born. He was diagnosed with it at the age of two and Jessie, a journalist, has used her experiences to write a book – How to Raise a Happy Autistic Child. It is full of tips and insights into the condition – which is believed to affect 700,000 people in the UK. Here, in an exclusive extract, are some of her helpful pointers. STRUCTURE This is essential for an autistic child. Some find uncertainty physically painful and structuring things means there’s a beginning and an end. It’s the difference between a board game – which has a clear set of rules – and a dressingup box. NUMBER LINES about that base Watch our video of how to create the perfect base at thesun.co.uk/ fabulous 37 1 Dr Debora Elijah, a cognitive neuropsychologist, suggests creating a number line to help your child get dressed. The night before, lay out their clothes in five piles, write the numbers 1 to 5 on different Post-it notes and stick a number on each item of clothing. So, for example, 1 is for pants, 2 for trousers and so on, with the last one a reward, perhaps five minutes playing on the iPad or bouncing on the trampoline. VISUAL TIMETABLES These can help bring a sense or order to the world, allowing your child to see what’s going to happen now and next and to check off what they’ve already done. Write down times, days and activities, adding pictures or photographs of what they’ll be doing and with whom. You can buy ready-made visual timetable kits from websites such as Asdvisualaids.com. Apps such as First Then Visual Schedule (iOS, £9.99) allow you to create a visual timetable on your smartphone or iPad. VISITING 2 When we visit friends for the first time, I ask them to email pictures of themselves and their home so we can look at them together so they will later look familiar. You could create a visual timetable for the day and agree beforehand with your friend when you will be leaving, so you can let your child know. TRANSITIONS The sky can also feel like it’s falling in for an autistic child if they are asked to move from one all-consuming task to something else. Giving them advance warning can become second nature – dinner is in five minutes; we’re turning off the TV in ten minutes; I’ll need you to brush your teeth after that. SLEEP 3 The depressing reality seems to be that some autistic children don’t appear to need much kip. Many studies have established a link between autism, poor sleep patterns and an irregular production of melatonin, which is secreted by the pea-sized pituitary gland at the base of the brain. It isn’t that autistic children don’t produce it, just they don’t produce it at the right time. Melatonin in tablet or drop form, prescribed by your GP, can help children who struggle to fall asleep. lHow to Raise a Happy Autistic Child by Jessie Hewitson (Orion, £14.99) is out now. 38 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1GM 1GM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... letters @ the-sun.co.uk The page where you tell Britain what you think WHY do the so-called intelligentsia think it fair game to take pot shots at our war heroes? TV historian David Olusoga, pictured, is the latest to have a go at one of our greatest Britons, Sir Winston Churchill. Conveniently, Olusoga says those voices complaining about the Bengal famine should be heard when Sir Winston is not here to defend himself. JACK AMER Gorleston, Norfolk offering no financial security. Working families shouldn’t have to worry about covering the basics. We need a real living wage. ANDREW NUTT Bargoed, Caerphilly I SEE a lot of parents pushing prams while talking on their phones. Will tomorrow’s children have limited communication as no one explains about nature, hazards, etc as they walk along? high streets. Many of them are neglected and filthy. There are homeless people camped in disused doorways and using them as toilets, plus gangs of feral youths and drunkards. A retail park where the area is cleaned daily is a much more pleasant and safer experience. BILL GALLUP Hounslow West, West London FOR Mercedes to offer £120million to sign Lewis Hamilton, pictured, is outrageous. I love motor sport and Lewis, but nobody is worth that much. JENNY CUNDILL Leeds A THIRD of families have no savings and many are deep in debt. Millions are trapped in low-paid jobs NO wonder shoppers don’t use our ANTHONY DIGBY Wisbech, Cambs Gutted over fishing deal OUR EU negotiators have again chosen to ignore the plight of our coastal fishermen and fishing ports. £50 LETTER They should have insisted the UK takes back control of all coastal waters and fishing quotas in 2019, to enable our fishing communities to expand and create much-needed employment within the whole industry It shows how little thought is given by our negotiators to creating good opportunities for British workers in reclaiming all of our fishing grounds given away when we joined the Common Market. GERALD AUSTIN Bournemouth, Dorset WHAT’S left of the UK fishing fleet has just been shabbily sold down the river in the latest transitional agreement negotiated with the EU. By agreeing to let all and sundry fish in our waters for the next however many years, Brexit minister David Davis and co have shown just how weak their negotiating skills are. BARRIE CROWTHER Wakefield, West Yorks THE EU tells our fishermen what we can catch in our own waters — while they catch more. And when it comes to immigration our borders are still open. Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. Theresa May hasn’t listened to the voters. She’s gone cap in hand to the EU. DAVID BANKS Walsingham, Norfolk WHATEVER happened to the promise: “No deal is better than a bad deal”? ROBERT COLUMBINE Shirebrook, Derbys WHAT is the Government thinking of in giving up our fishing grounds to Europe because we don’t do much fishing? Hello! We TXT US ON 07537 410199 Don’t forget to include your name. Standard text rates from your provider apply THE mindset of the Russian people is that state-sponsored murder is normal. Do we want that kind of government in our country, Mr Corbyn? us £4billion a year in benefits. The Government has betrayed voters and the fishing industry. JANET BURRIDGE Clacton-on-Sea, Essex ARE our borders to remain open until 2021 so that the million or so refugees in Germany can get their nice, shiny EU passports and leave for Britain? CHRIS THOMAS Abbey Wood, SE London BOB DIXON WHAT a treat we’ve had in The Sun recently. Stunningly beautiful Kelly Brook knocks the socks of matchstick models. MARK GRIFFIN ANT McPARTLIN crashes into three other cars, then gets arrested for drink driving while mum’s in his car. Why did his Mum get in with him? WILLY, Essex don’t do much fishing because Europe has the largest quotas and we have lost most of our fishing fleet. VINCE LOWERY Seaham, Co Durham I FEAR for the safety of our football supporters in Russia during the World Cup. I’d like the FA to pull England out of the tournament altogether. I can see England supporters being arrested on trumped-up charges, getting five-year prison sentences and Putin using them to put pressure on the British Government for concessions. THE Germans are saying the latest nerve agent attack is an issue between the UK and Russia. They are hanging the UK out to dry in the face of this alleged Russian act on what is, at the moment, EU soil. So much for solidarity in the face of state terrorism. I wouldn’t trust the EU as far as I could throw it. STEVE REES Romford, Essex PERHAPS those who are 100 per cent sure Putin was directly behind the attacks on the Russians in the UK are also the ones who cheered when Barack Obama sent US Navy Seals into Pakistan to summarily execute Osama bin Laden. All acts of this kind should be condemned. WELL, I don’t think we have got a good deal with the EU. We have still got to accept migrants until December 2020 and they will still have the same rights. We were concerned before the vote. Now we know migrants cost WE can kick out 23 Russian diplomats in seven days, yet it took Mrs May years to get rid of two hate preachers. RAY WHITEHOUSE Redditch, Worcs email, fax, write or comment online YOU could win £1,000 with super Sun Bingo. Just check the numbers below against those on grids in play on your gamecard. Complete ONE grid of 15 numbers and you win or share the prize. Claim details are on your card. 2 78 75 37 49 Neptune adds heart to an ambition straight from your mind and softens your approach to life in some wonderful ways. If you are in a relationship, a passion goal moves on to both partners’ wish lists. If you are single, drop the jokes and let someone see your serious side. Good work moves link to “J”. The people you want to get to know better are the right ones for you and now you see why. You earn a place in a group that is going places. Treating others the way you would like to be treated – whether they are lovers, friends or family – is not always easy but the results are worth it. A personal goal simmering out of sight is about to take centre stage, as the moon adds intensity to Neptune’s certainty. Trust your instincts. If you are single, the best love is linked to a name that keeps resurfacing in your memory. A work project moves slowly but is getting there. People want to get closer to you, so you will have choices to make about how you respond. Pluto adds a sprinkling of intrigue to romance and you won’t know where an encounter is going . . . but it feels right to go with it. If you are settled in love, you surprise each other in new creative ways. Instead of setting rigid steps for a work or spare-time project, let your imagination roam free. You will start to see some exciting new routes to the same destination. Your family zone is Pluto-driven, so expect about-turns in decisions on who does what. Single? A text in two languages launches love. A dreamy Neptune-moon pairing puts romance firmly in your heart and mind. If you love someone, show it, don’t just say it. If you are single, don’t be scared to let your vulnerable self show through. In key conversations, Pluto gives you a magnetism that won’t be forgotten, so do put this to good use. Family relationships need time and deserve your attention, just like any others. Remember this when you are asked for a favour. At work, you can see the future without the clouds of the past getting in the way. This is exciting but do take enough time to present your ideas properly. Your sign is full of Mars’ muscle and Pluto’s power to change. The moon adds a sprinkling of creative genius. When ideas come, don’t stop them, however impossible they may seem at first. A settled relationship rediscovers the passion via music that is rich in memories. The financial facts of life, connected to home and family, are easier to explain. Yes, you can get the cooperation you need. As for love, when you really talk instead of just chatting, a relationship makes progress. If you start the day single, the first thing you notice about a new love is their identical phone. ROBERT GERRARD Harrow, Middx We pay £50 for our Star Letter of the day: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax us on 020 7782 4170 or write to Dear Sun, The Sun, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Include your full name and address. You can share your views at thesun.co.uk 60 A group that usually raises more questions than answers is so open to your ideas and ready to create a special role for you. Changing a journey plan at short notice can be the best thing, so stay flexible. If you are in love, keep a little mystery between you. Single? The One is a thoughtful and gorgeous Scorpio. TOM GARDINER Gosport, Hants ATTENTION all you MPs who want to Remain. A provisional agreement has been reached. Brexit is happening. Time for you to behave democratically. We are not sad that your chance of boarding the MEP gravy train has gone, so accept it or resign. CHRIS TORODE Catterick, North Yorks Keeping cash decisions to yourself can make them seem more difficult. The moment you talk about them, you can clearly see the next step. You have such a sensitive chart, bringing chances to reinforce every bond that really matters. Do make this count. New love has the same initials as you. 47 55 20 59 Play more Free Bingo at sunbingo.co.uk/freebingo With Venus, Mercury and the sun working so well for you, you can talk about your skills without sounding arrogant. People take you at your own valuation, so set it high. When it comes to matters of the heart, this time you are more determined and can get the right balance between give and take. 39 40 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1GM puzzles 5 Coffee time ACROSS 7 1 Half-day’s interminable all alone (10) ACROSS 8 City seat will hold one (5) 1 Unloved (10) 9 I regain composure in the country (7) 8 9 8 Bulgaria’s capital (5) 10 Greek character, with cakes, returns to bed (7) 9 West African 11 To condescend a bit rude, ignorant (5) republic (7) 12 Extremely bad with the French history (9) 10 Rock layer (7) 15 Spirit released by rubber? (5) 11 Condescend (5) 17 Mimic one friend eating it (7) 10 11 12 Record (events) (9) 19 European hurrying, loosely speaking! (7) 15 Aladdin’s helper (5) 20 Wait to begin a tennis game (5) 17 Ape (7) 21 It’s shrewd breaking statue over head (10) 19 Slavonic language (7) DOWN 20 Be of use (5) 2 Allude to the umpire with some hesitation (5) 12 13 21 Acumen (10) 3 Former performer is one who makes excessive DOWN demands (7) 14 2 Allude (5) 4 The thing must not be discussed, so say no 3 Taskmaster (7) more (4,7,2) 4 You’re 5 Moved slowly and guarded against loss, 15 16 17 18 welcome! (4,7,2) Cockney fashion (5) 5 Bordered (5) 6 Salad and radicchio for starters, then eat 6 Small oily ﬁsh (7) ﬁsh (7) 7 Young deer (4) 7 Beige-coloured young animal (4) 8 Shoulder band (4) 8 Crack soldiers by house’s ﬁrst sliding 19 20 12 Two-pack card window (4) game (7) 12 Can a saint have a game of cards? (7) 13 Deep red (7) 13 Colour of borders in study (7) 14 At this spot (4) 14 At this point in the rehearsal (4) 15 Clotted blood (4) 15 Ogre spilt blood (4) 21 16 Decree, order (5) 16 Order somewhat unpredictable (5) 18 Farmland units (5) 18 Cards include right measurements (5) Check today’s answers before midnight by calling 0906 757 7142 for Across and 0906 757 7143 for Down. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. 16 18 9 3 1 6 4 8 3 6 5 5 3 2 8 1 2 4 3 4 2 7 7 9 6 3 THE NAME GAME TODAY’S TOUGHIE CALL 0906 757 7113 FOR CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM) 3&6 5 1&7 4 2&8 3 4 5 6 7 8 N L B I I R G M U I 17 X N The Queen’s second child Former rugby union player who is now head coach of the Scottish team (ﬁrst two letters of surname) Former Northern Irish F1 driver Eddie who drove for Jordan, Ferrari and Jaguar Egyptian actor who links the movies Lawrence of Arabia, Dr Zhivago, and Funny Girl O P I L D G E SEE how many words of four or more letters you can “dial” using the one at the centre in each word. You can make at least one word using all of them. Don’t use the letters more than once in any word. 12 13 14 6 14 21 12 12 7 22 +8 ÷4 +12 80% of this Squared +58 x2 +37 INTERMEDIATE 19 ADVANCED 126 +2/3 of this x5 +616 +1/2 of this 26 15 1 16 25 14 14 8 1 7 15 6 10 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 G F Y N For 4 Extra Clues Call 0901 322 5002 or text SUNWORD to 84901. ® 2 3 2 1 1 4 5 3 3 2 1 4 2 No proper names or plurals. Words from Collins Concise Dictionary. BRILLIANT: 47. EXCELLENT: 40. GOOD: 32. GREAT SCORE FOR KIDS: 24. YESTERDAY: Acorn, adorn, aloud, around, auld, candour, card, carol, clad, clan, coal, coda, cola, coral, cran, darn, dual, ducal, land, lard, lardon, laud, load, loan, lunar, nodal, nodular, ocular, oral, orca, radon, rand, road, roan, ulna, ulnar, unclad, unload. Eight-letter word: Cauldron. Check today’s answers by calling 0906 757 7145 before midnight. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. x3 -18 BEGINNER ANSWER -67 50% of this +87 x3 +1/2 -117 90% of this -788 of this 2 3 1 4 3 2 3/5 of this 13 14 BEGINNER ANSWER +6 18 1 HERE is our fantastic puzzle, the 30-second NumberCrunch. There’s no better way to keep your brain trained than playing our great teasers. So if you want to stay ahead of the game, you will love this challenge. Starting at the left with the number provided, work your way across the three lines one at a time, applying all the mathematical instructions to your running total. Don’t reach for your calculator – that would be cheating! Write your ﬁnal answer in the last box of the line. You should be aiming to complete each round in about 30 seconds. Good luck! Answers below, right. x2 14 14 12 11 30-SEC NUMBERCRUNCH -6 23 Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Texts cost £1 plus your standard network rate. 2 SUNDIAL 18 1 6 3 17 7 THIS is the world’s best brainteaser. Each grid number in our Word Workout game represents a letter. So if you think 4 is the letter A, write A in all the squares with a 4. All the alphabet is used and we have supplied some letters to start you off. We will print the answers tomorrow. YESTERDAY – ACROSS: Roc, Silo, Humbug, Fluoride, Plaza, Jewel, Tangible, Harass, Skew, Sit. DOWN: Visual, Roof, Choux, Emerge, Quad, Ell, Put, Zigzag, Eleven, Abyss, Afar, East. 3 1 3 14 Example A E S Y Yesterday: Tennis player MARIN CILIC (Irene Cara, Abraham Lincoln, Ian McKellen, (Gary) Anderson, Raymond Chandler). Another Name Game in The Sun tomorrow. If you can’t wait until tomorrow for the answers, just call 0901 322 500. Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. 48 Calls for extra clues and answers last no longer than two minutes (Sundial answers may vary). Helpline: 0333 202 3390 (9am-5.30pm). Service Provider: Spoke, W1B 2AG 22 15 14 13 Each cell in an outlined block must contain a digit: a two-cell block contains the digits 1 and 2, a three-cell block contains the digits 1, 2 and 3; and so on. The same digit must not appear in neighbouring cells, not even diagonally. Solution below. F A O Liverpudlian poet who was a member of The Scaffold pop group BEGINNER 2 1 4 17 E S N E D U T D L EACH clue leads to a well-known name. Put the initials or stated letters in the appropriate squares to identify a singer/songwriter: 2 19 6 17 9 25 SUGURU S E 1 22 14 O E F A T M T Recycled paper made up 78.9% of the raw material for the UK newspapers in 2011. 4 13 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 2 11 1 18 14 x2 BEGINNER ANSWER 4 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Teaser 8 7 9 5 6 4 2 1 3 1 5 4 9 2 3 8 6 7 6 2 3 8 7 1 9 5 4 9 1 7 6 3 2 5 4 8 5 4 6 7 8 9 1 3 2 3 8 2 1 4 5 7 9 6 2 6 1 4 5 8 3 7 9 7 3 5 2 9 6 4 8 1 4 9 8 3 1 7 6 2 5 Toughie 2 9 8 5 1 3 7 4 6 5 6 4 2 7 8 1 3 9 7 1 3 9 4 6 8 2 5 1 7 5 6 3 2 4 9 8 8 3 6 1 9 4 2 5 7 9 4 2 7 8 5 6 1 3 4 8 1 3 5 7 9 6 2 3 2 9 8 6 1 5 7 4 6 5 7 4 2 9 3 8 1 Two-Speed Crossword ACROSS: 1 Bas-ma-ti 8 Sw-ed-ish 9 Spaniel 10 De-l-ft 11 Universal 14 M-emoR-y 15 Rule-d 16 Bask-ET 20 Verdi-gris 23 C-r-ane 24 Rosebud 25 Par-venu(e) 26 Needles DOWN: 1 Bu-st-up 2 Static 3 A-gi-le 4 Isles 5 Meddled (Medal’d) 6 Rialto 7 C-h-atty 12 R-out-e 13 Am-end 15 R-ever-ed16 B-iceps 17 S-tarry 18 Tri-B-al 19 A-s-ides 21 Rerun 22 Issue Today’s Solutions NUMBERCRUNCH: 84, 632, 8,781 6 2 1 2 4 1 3 8 2 4 9 3 5 4 9 1 7 5 9 2 8 1 11 24 13 24 Brainbuster ON ALL FOURS REAR VIEW MIRROR Wordsearch Suguru 3 9 12 S T R O N G S U B R A R Y S NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT RECYCLING 16 25 1 3 1 5 2 7 5 6 3 18 2 5 2 3 4 4 1 25 1 3 1 5 1 7 Words can run forwards, backwards or diagonally. Solution below. 4 12 14 4 5 4 3 4 CALL 0906 757 7112 FOR CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM) 20 14 15 2 1 2 1 2 TODAY’S TEASER 14 21 14 Order the latest Sun Crossword books from The Sun Bookshop for as little as £4.99, with free P&P. New: The Sun Jumbo Quizword Collection. Telephone 0845 271 2136 DOUBLE Sun DOKU DOKU WORDSEARCH Find seven solid words in the grid. 14 5 S T R U S T Y 6 G U I M Y M S 5 N D O G R T E 4 O E A I A A A 3 R N F B R F I 2 WORD WORKOUT Two sets of clues but the answers are the same T S L L B E E 1 PAGE 2 SUJIKO SOLUTION: Top line 631 middle 529 bottom 784 S E D N U O S Cryptic clues Find the familiar phrase, name or saying in the letters or symbols. Solution below. BRAINBUSTER We’ve got all your favourite brain teasers TWO- SPEED CROSSWORD 41 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... 42 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1GM Loans & Finance Home Shopping 9^Wji JWheji 1GM THE FTSE 100 ROSE 18.34 TO 7061.27 High flier . . . Niki Lauda RYANAIR’S GETTING A BIT LAUDA RYANAIR is buying a majority stake in the Austrian airline founded by ex-F1 champion Niki Lauda. LAUDAMOTION is the successor to NIKI, the firm Mr Lauda bought back less than two months ago after the insolvency of previous owner AIR BERLIN. Ryanair is taking an initial 24.9 per cent stake and will increase it to 75 per cent “as soon as possible” — subject to EU competition approval. It said that will cost less than £43.9million, but it will spend the same sum on start-up and operating costs. LaudaMotion plans scheduled and charter flights from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to largely Mediterranean destinations. The former racing driver will chair the board of LaudaMotion and oversee the airline’s strategy. The Irish carrier will provide financial and management support, as well as six aircraft under leases that include crew, maintenance and insurance. Mr Lauda said: “A new player in the aviation market is born. I look forward to offering passengers an extensive route portfolio at competitive air fares.” CITY Sun RISING SEA FLEET SHOP PAIN ..GYM GAIN THE GYM GROUP is looking to muscle in on shops left vacant by recent retail collapses such as that of TOYS R US. The no-frills fitness chain has its sights set on the empty premises as it is planning further expansion in 2018, with up to 20 new gyms expected to be opened this year. It follows a year of “significant success” in 2017, as the group’s profits surged by a third to £9.2million. It also added 21 new gyms, including 18 acquired from LIFESTYLE FITNESS. The Gym Group now has 128 gyms across the UK and 664,000 members. Tel: 020 7782 4050 e-mail: email@example.com VIRGIN UPGRADE more than 300,000 people a year. Tui’s Mein Schiff 2 vessel, set to transfer to Marella, will now stay to satisfy German demand. A spokesman said the cruise market was growing at around 8 per cent a year. Overall, the fleet will increase from 15 to 18 ships by 2023. will gain access to fund management services and technology from Standard’s asset management arm Aberdeen Standard Investments. Virgin Money boss Jayne-Anne Ghadia, left, said the deal would be “game-changing for our investment business”. VIRGIN MONEY and STANDARD LIFE ABERDEEN will form a joint venture to run Virgin’s retail funds business. Standard will pay £40million for a 50 per cent stake in Virgin Money Unit Trust. Under the agreement Virgin Money customers CPI EASES OFF TO 2.7% Inflation fall could stall Bank rate hikes OCADO’S BEASTING ONLINE grocer OCADO has said the Beast from the East had an effect on its sales, as it battled the snow and ice to deliver orders in the “most trying conditions”. The group reported an 11.7 per cent rise in retail revenues to £363.4million for the first quarter to March 4. But the blizzards and freezing weather front that swept in during the final week helped wipe nearly one per cent off its sales. Ocado also saw its average order size slip by 40p to £110.45 in the most recent quarter, which included the busy Christmas period. 43 £1 BUYS €1.14, US $1.40. BRENT CRUDE $67.20 Edited by TRACEY BOLES TRAVEL firm TUI is accelerating expansion of its cruise fleet to keep pace with market growth. Under the plans, UK subsidiary MARELLA CRUISES will receive the ship SkySea Golden Era from Tui’s partner ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES. Marella Cruises carries Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... INFLATION fell faster than expected last month, leading to speculation that the Bank of England may delay putting interest rates up. CHEF TOM’S PROFIT-ROLE PUBLISHING house BLOOMSBURY has upgraded profit forecasts after the success of a book by chef Tom Kerridge, above. The firm, which published the Harry Potter series, said titles like his Lose Weight For Good drove January and February sales. The book sold over 70,000 copies in one week — a new UK January record. RUE-D AWAKENING SHARES in banknotemaker DE LA RUE tanked yesterday as it warned over profits and announced finance chief Jitesh Sodha’s departure. The Basingstoke-based group, which also specialises in passport printing, said in an unscheduled stock market announcement that it expects full- year results to come in at the “lower end of the current consensus range”. De La Rue, which has made banknotes since 1860, gave no reason for the lower guidance. Estimates for operating profit currently sit at between £71million and £73million. Shares fell 13.79 per cent to 519p on the news. The Consumer Prices Index eased to 2.7 per cent in February — down from 3 per cent in January, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In a boost for cash-strapped households, the outcome was lower than the 2.8 per cent predicted by economists. Phil Gooding, from the ONS, said: “A small fall in petrol prices alongside food prices rising more slowly than last year helped pull down inflation.” Petrol prices dropped by 0.2p per litre to 120.8 per litre on the month, while diesel slipped by 0.1p per litre to 124.4p per litre. Food prices rose just 0.1 per cent between January and February in contrast to a 0.8 per cent rise a year earlier. The overall rate of inflation, which hit a high of 3.1 per cent last November, is still above the Bank’s CLOSING PRICES A selection of last night’s FTSE closing prices: BARCLAYS down 0.4 at 216.60 BP up 4.2 at 463.90 CENTRICA down 2.95 at 132.75 HSBC up 5.16 at 700.76 LLOYDS up 0.74 at 67.87 M&S down 0.6 at 272.00 MORRISONS up 0.6 at 208.80 RBS up 5.9 at 263.50 ROYAL MAIL up 0.8 at 525.00 SAINSBURY’S up 0.2 at 233.60 TESCO up 0.3 at 206.90 Full share prices in Saturday’s paper. BRAKE ON PRICE PETROL DIESEL (per litre) (per litre) 0.2p 0.1p 0.1% FOOD target rate of 2 per cent. The main upward pressure in February came from clothing and footwear prices, which rose 1.7 per cent on the month. Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “It looks like the impact of a weaker pound is finally wearing off and inflation is gradually heading back towards target. “In theory that relieves some of the pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates.” The Federation of Small Businesses said the drop in inflation will leave business owners with “more capacity to invest, hire and grow”. £304M JACKPOT ONLINE gaming firm JACKPOTJOY is in the money thanks to bingo. The company reported gaming revenues in 2017 of £304.6million, which is up 14 per cent on the previous year. Executive chairman Neil Goulden put the firm’s success down to bingo’s ability to retain customers. He explained: “It creates a virtuous circle, where the more people there are playing, the more prizes grow.” Jackpotjoy generated a record £101million in cash last year. Mr Goulden said this could lead to acquisitions or a dividend payment at the end of the current year. ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1GM NZ v ENG GLAND D Play it cool Ben 1st TEST, TONIGHT, 1am, SKY SPORTS CRICKET HE’S BACK . . . Stokes returns to Test action in Auckland SKIPPER’S STOKES FEAR JOE ROOT has urged Ben From JOHN ETHERIDGE in Auckland Stokes not to talk himself points is under the microinto ANOTHER period on the de-merit scope. Root said: “Ben has been international sidelines. relaxed. He’s very focused but there’s Skipper Root believes Stokes’ only so much we can stop him doing. return after his six-month enforced “He wants to be involved in Test break can inspire his England everything. He’s just desperate to team-mates in the series with New play. It’s been a while, he’s so Zealand. excited and you don’t want to take But Root warned the Durham that out of him. But you’re always talisman to curb his behaviour over aware when players are near a ban. the next few matches to avoid an “He’ll have to be on his best unwanted international ban. behaviour. There’s been that cloud All-rounder Stokes, 26, returns for in recent times between Australia the pink-ball match in Auckland and ‘the line’ — where their line is starting tonight — his first Test compared to everyone else’s. since the summer having “But I’m sure they’ll say missed the Ashes following ROOT they are disciplined less the Bristol incident which . . . worry than anyone else around sees him facing trial for world cricket. affray in August. “I can’t speak for Stokes, who along Steve Smith or Austrawith two other men has lia. But it’s your team pleaded not guilty to and if it’s portraying an the charge, has given image you don’t like, England a further boost that’s on you as captain.” by looking ready to bowl Root, 27, has no doubts as normal after delivering about Stokes’ quality, suggesting he could be the team’s plenty of overs in the nets. There had been concerns he best batsman, bowler AND fielder. Those attributes were badly missed would only be fit enough to play as a batsman having been troubled by in Australia as England surrendered the Ashes 4-0 and Root wants Stokes a lower back injury. But Root is worried his on-field to spearhead a return to form in the temper could cost him and the two Tests in New Zealand. Root added: “You get three playteam. Stokes is one low-level offence — such as swearing — from ers with Ben and, on his day, probably the best three all in one. facing a ban. “Ben is a natural leader and can With the South Africa v Australia drag people with him. It’s a big Test series turning toxic — although Proteas seamer Kagiso Rabada is free addition having him back.” LIKELY LINE-UPS — NEW ZEALAND: Raval, Latham, to play in Cape Town tomorrow Williamson (capt), Taylor, Nicholls, Watling (wkt), De having successfully appealed against Grandhomme, Astle, Southee, Wagner, Boult. his two-Test suspension — player dis- ENGLAND: Cook, Stoneman, Vince, Root (capt), Malan, cipline and the ICC’s system of Stokes, Bairstow (wkt), Moeen, Woakes, Broad, Anderson. Wag warns pal Al ALASTAIR COOK was Neil Wagner’s team-mate a few months ago — but now the Kiwi paceman will try to bombard him with bouncers. Cook (left), 33, and Wagner helped Essex lift the County Championship title last summer. Left-armer Wagner, who is known for his brutal bouncers, boasts 144 wickets in 34 Tests. And ahead of the First Test, From JOHN ETHERIDGE the 32-year-old warned: “When you go over the rope, you must put friendships aside. “Cooky is a great lad. I’ve already had some banter with him before the series starts. “If the ball isn’t swinging, I have to challenge batsmen in other ways. That could be by bowling short.” Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... RACING RESULTS WETHERBY 2.00: 1 LITTLE BRUCE T Dowson (54 fav); 2 Saucysioux (11-8); 3 My Brown Eyed Girl (66-1). 6 ran. 15l; 5l. P Kirby. T: £1.90; £1.60, £1.10. Ex: £3.80. Trifecta: £24.50. CF: £3.04. 2.30: 1 SAINTE LADYLIME S Bowen (5-6 fav); 2 Progress Drive (evens); 2 ran. 31/4l. K Bailey. T: £1.70; 3.05: 1 FINAL CHOICE Ben Hicks (4-1); 2 Quest For Life (10-3); 3 Monfass (5-2 fav). 7 ran. 11/2l; 1l. W Greatrex. T: £5.60; £3.10, £2. Ex: £17.50. Tric: £35.13. Trif: £48.30. CF: £16.47. NR: Big Thunder. 3.40: 1 EMINENT POET C Deutsch (92); 2 Warthog (7-2); 3 Roycano (8-1). 5 ran (Dedigout 5-2 fav). 23/4l; 11/2l. Miss V Williams. T: £5; £1.80, £2. Ex: £21.90. Trif: £99.60. CF: £18.73. NR: Tomngerry. 4.10: 1 ALLMYOWN A Nicol (5-2); 2 Newberry New (2-1); 3 Square Viviani (12-1). 4 ran (Bandon Roc 7-4 fav). 11l; 8l. P Kirby. T: £4.80; Ex: £11.70. Trif: £23. CF: £7.61. NR: Doktor Glaz, Just Georgie, Special Wells, Top Cat Henry. 4.45: 1 MAIN FACT C McCormack (25-1); 2 Lastin’ Memories (3-1 jtfav); 3 Gogo Baloo (11-1). 8 ran (Instingtive 31 jtfav). 3/4l; 3l. Mrs D Sayer. T: £10.80; £4.70, £1.40, £2.30. Ex: £96.90. Tric: £862.24. Trif: £645.50. CF: £95.12. NR: Classical Sound, Wig Wam Wiggle. 5.15: 1 GOOD BOY BOBBY S TwistonDavies (1-2 fav); 2 Manon (20-1); 3 Lough Legend (66-1). 6 ran. 33/4l; 10l. N Twiston-Davies. T: £1.20; £1.10, £7.90. Ex: £9.40. Trif: £149.80. CF: £11.74. PLACEPOT: £226.10 Q/POT: £131.60 NEWCASTLE 5.35: 1 AMERICAN GIGOLO Fran Berry (5-2); 2 Stargazer (16-1); 3 Dubawi Fifty (5-6 fav). 6 ran. nk; nk. H Fry. T: £3.20; £1.50, £6.60. Ex: £32.10. Trifecta: £79. CF: £36.76. 6.05: 1 VELVET VISION P Mulrennan (11-2); 2 Bobby K (8-11 fav); 3 Arch Gold (11-4). 5 ran. 1/2l; hd. M Tompkins. T: £4.50; £1.60, £1.10. Ex: £10.20. Trif: £14.80. CF: £9.97. NR: New Britain. 6.40: 1 MYBOYHENRY Ben Curtis (15-2); 2 Bengali Boys (5-1); 3 Vj Day (5-2 fav). 7 ran. 3/4l; hd. K Burke. T: £8; £3.30, £2.50. Ex: £45.10. Trifecta: £162.30. CF: £42.22. 7.15: 1 BALLYMORE CASTLE A Mullen (7-1); 2 Exchequer (4-1); 3 Ballynarry Lady (100-1). 7 ran (Mujassam 6-4 fav). 11/4l; 2l. R Fahey. 45 T: £7.80; £3.40, £1.80. Ex: £44.50. Trifecta: £793.70. CF: £34.38. 7.45: 1 RUDE AWAKENING L Morris (10-3); 2 Taifbalady (6-1); 3 Starboy (72). 7 ran (Odds On Oli 3-1 fav). 2l; 13/4l. Sir M Prescott. T: £3; £1.30, £3.70. Ex: £22.90. Tricast: £67.57. Trif: £183.70. CF: £21.51. NR: Sincerely Resdev. 8.15: 1 VENTURA GOLD P Hanagan (11-2); 2 Viking Way (12-1); 3 Elixsoft (4-1). 6 ran (Musbaq 6-4 fav). hd; 1/2l. R Fahey. T: £6.10; £2.30, £5.10. Ex: £42. Trifecta: £228.20. CF: £60.82. 8.45: 1 Athollblair Boy L Edmunds (74 fav); 2 Russian Realm (6-1); 3 Tommy G (11-2). 12 ran. 1/2l; 11/4l. N Tinkler . T: £2.10; £1.10, £2.50, £2.30. Ex £12.60. Tric £47.56. Trif: £39.70. CF £10.04. JACKPOT: Not won £5,748.65 c/o P/POT: £1,621.70 Q/POT: £519.20 YOUR NO1 GREYHOUND TIPS AND SP CHECK SELECTIONS nSWINDON: 11.03 Ditcheat Devil (nap) (2-3-6) 11.19 Crowvalley Elise (6-3-5) 11.34 Skywalker Shadow (nb) (4-1-5) 11.48 Cu Sith Jester (2-3-1) 12.04 Ballymac Archie (6-4-3) 12.18 Southrop Tom (6-4-5) 12.32 Ballymac Boycott (1-6-4) 12.47 Bravo George (2-4-6) 1.04 Mohican Razz (4-1-6) 1.19 Caulry Tina (6-1-5) 1.33 Go Charlee (64-1) 1.51 Kay Tee Deed (1-6-5) nNEWCASTLE: 11.11 Queenies Turkish (nb) (2-1-3) 11.28 Crooks Survivor (1-5-2) 11.42 Swift Zodiac (34-6) 11.57 Boots (1-3-4) 12.12 Bramble Declan (5-4-2) 12.27 Troy (3-5-4) 12.42 Target Tyler (1-6-3) 12.58 Wraysbury Toon (nap) (3-1-6) 1.12 Blackhouse Dixie (5-3-2) 1.27 Ashbank Lucky (3-45) 1.44 A Bit Ofa Breeze (5-3-1) 1.58 When Im Sober (2-6-4) nBELLE VUE: 2.08 Swift Barghest (nb) (4-1-6) 2.27 Ballymac Saoirse (25-3) 2.47 Marufos Boy (4-2-1) 3.07 Helfor Douvan (5-1-3) 3.28 Lissane Charm (5-2-3) 3.48 Rocky Danlew (26-4) 4.08 Ballymac Hestia (nap) (2-4-3) 4.27 Ballymac Annalee (4-3-1) 4.47 Malbay Djokovic (1-4-2) 5.07 Monalee Magic (5-3-1) 5.22 Michaels Advice (31-2) 5.38 Pompey Kerry (4-6-2) 5.56 Oneill Laika (2-4-3) 6.11 Outclough Belle (1-2-6) nHOVE: 2.12 Beech Hill Bella (nb) (16-2) 2.32 A Better Place (6-5-4) 2.52 Jems Bullet (5-1-4) 3.11 Mrs Green Light (3-1-6) 3.29 Clairkeith Dixie (6-31) 3.49 Cons Boy (2-3-1) 4.09 Alien Actor (6-1-3) 4.29 Dinner Nicosia (6-41) 4.48 Fabulous Theatre (nap) (2-1-3) 5.08 Brinkleys Bobdog (5-4-1) 5.28 Im No Angel (1-4-5) 5.44 El Taz (3-5-1) 6.02 Get On Brig (3-2-1) 6.19 Guinness Whiskey (4-2-3) nSUNDERLAND: 6.22 Pity Me Puma (1-6-5) 6.38 Steeple Rd John (6-2-1) 6.56 Balmoral Lass (4-5-1) 7.11 Shaunas Vision (2-3-5) 7.26 Pity Me Magpie (6-5-4) 7.42 Lisnakill Paudie (nap) (3-4-2) 7.58 Abbys Attitude (2-35) 8.13 Never You Mind (4-3-2) 8.28 Coonough Ava (1-3-5) 8.43 Calzaghe Legend (nb) (6-5-1) 8.58 Lughill Rita (1-3-4) 9.14 Panthers Dancer (1-4-6) nPETERBOROUGH: 6.48 Brackenstone Ten (2-4-1) 7.06 Feora Speedy (6-2-3) 7.22 Ballymac Harbour (3-4-1) 7.37 Not A Drop (4-3-2) 7.52 Bowlesmover Bob (nb) (3-2-1) 8.07 Lacken Bono (6-3-4) 8.22 Pukka Flash (4-3-5) 8.37 Scala Rossa (nap) (1-3-5) 8.51 Flemish Bond (4-5-2) 9.07 Admiral Lady (6-1-5) 9.22 Stormy Escalade (6-2-5) 9.37 Hyde Park Lass (2-1-3) RESULTS nNOTTINGHAM: 11.03 Windy Exova 94f (1-6-5 BAGS F £12.98 TC £31.59). 11.19 Theos Charm 4-5f (1-4-2 £6.58 TC £16.98). 11.34 Bansha Pat 4-1 (1-64 £42.85 TC £124.35). 11.48 Alfies Darcy 6-1 (5-4-6 £40.29 TC £193.22). 12.04 Sandyhill Sophie 5-2jt (1-4-5 £10.39 TC £31.06). 12.18 Salacres Sophia 5-2jt (5-3-6 £15.83 TC £53.59). 12.32 Money-penny 4-5f (6-2-4 £7.07 TC £25.90). 12.47 Long Grass 5-1 (1-54 £40.89 TC £107.08). 1.04 Fane Charlotte 2-1f (3-2-5 £11.79 TC £39.39). 1.19 Starshinerocco 7-4f (6-14 £12.12 TC £33.94). 1.33 East Ferry Sword 11-4 (4-1-2 £9.42 TC £20.06). 1.51 Sound-less Storm 6-1 (1-3-4 £22.83 TC £51.06). Placer (1-6) £214.00, (7-12) £87.70. nKINSLEY: 11.11 Morgans Dinozzo 52f (4-6-5 BAGS F £17.50 TC £60.76). 11.28 Springwell Scene 3-1 (2-5-4 £24.58 TC £89.07). 11.42 Clydeside Cougar 5-2f (1-2-4 £21.51 TC £63.69). 11.57 Barefoot Giada 4-1 (2-5-4 £21.99 TC £94.43). 12.12 Ballycraigy Gold 6-1 (3-5-4 £42.40 TC £94.13). 12.27 Day of Pay 5-1 (2-3-1 £24.64 TC £61.88). 12.42 Cruz On Kane 9-4f (32-6 £9.48 TC £22.19). 12.58 Fuzzy The Legend 3-1 (3-1-2 £13.15 TC £38.49). 1.12 Miss November 5-2 (4-21 £9.40 TC £35.86). 1.27 Crowded Room 3-1 (1-6-2 £16.38 TC £39.68). 1.44 Swift Scudamore 5-1 (6-5-1 £29.36 TC £118.51). 1.58 Tyrur Dolly 2-1f (5-4-6 £27.22 TC £96.40). Placer (1-6) £849.00, (7-12) £137.00. nSUNDERLAND: 2.08 Pioneer Poet 52 (5-3-1 BAGS F £9.45 TC £26.30). 2.27 Ryecroft Bell 7-2 (4-2-3 £17.66 TC £70.80). 2.47 Nights In Havana Evensf (4-2-3 £11.67 TC £25.31). 3.07 Malbay Duchess 4-1 (2-1-6 £27.78 TC £68.63). 3.28 Howsyourcow 3-1 (6-2-1 £43.76 TC £109.82). 3.48 Agile Ethels 5-2 (2-6-1 £19.70 TC £49.63). 4.08 Linton Toptotti 5-2 (2-3-1 £19.59 TC £36.65). 4.27 Satley Duke 5-4f (4-1-3 £7.24 TC £21.49). 4.47 Havana Tip Top 5-2f (2-1-4 £14.61 TC £47.04). 5.07 No More Heroes 6-4f (6-2-5 £14.13 TC £46.10). 5.22 Awesome Harry 5-2f (2-1-5 £14.42 TC £40.41). 5.38 Ambervale Fox 6-1 (1-2-3 £26.27 TC £79.35). 5.56 Ring Jim 4-1 (2-6-3 £21.68 TC £42.96). 6.11 Mill Dorit 8-1 (4-1-2 £58.21 TC £283.35). Placer (16) £188.00, (9-14) £294.00. nHOVE: 2.12 Liljaqs Girl 2-1f (1-2-4 BAGS F £9.52 TC £33.56). 2.32 Tommy The Cowboy 9-4jt (6-2-1 £8.23 TC £23.88). 2.52 Tullig Cruise 5-2 (41-5 £18.92 TC £41.63). 3.11 Whereareyou-going 9-2 (4-6-1 £18.73 TC £74.98). 3.29 Chasin Pavements 2-1jt (2-3-6 £13.26 TC £61.41). 3.49 Northwest Bridge 5-1 (2-3-1 £25.24 TC £68.37). 4.09 Surprise Me Baby 74jt (1-6-4 £13.98 TC £40.84). 4.29 Ballylark Buzz 16-1 (3-5-2 £90.92 TC £221.06). 4.48 Slippery Crystal 4-1 (23-4 £28.41 TC £79.81). 5.08 Swift Savanna 3-1 (2-1-5 £23.46 TC £64.75). 5.28 Jesse and Jonny 7-2 (6-5-3 £12.73 TC £33.88). 5.44 Kentish Master 7-4f (5-1-3 £10.52 TC £21.98). 6.02 Two Doves 5-2jt (2-1-3 £13.69 TC £32.34). 6.19 Aegean Razl 5-2 (3-4-6 £6.92 TC £0.00). nSHEFFIELD: 6.22 Petes Boy 3-1 (64-5 BAGS F £17.48 TC £49.93). 6.38 Geelo Cassie 5-1 (3-4-1 £33.50 TC £130.13). 6.56 Colston Legend 6-1 (56-2 £31.20 TC £103.39). 7.11 Lightfoot Caesar 3-1 (2-3-4 £17.64 TC £42.35). 7.26 Fridays Zeus 4-1 (3-1-6 £10.97 TC £35.71). 7.42 Blakes Flyer 6-1 (3-4-6 £75.20 TC £232.61). 7.58 Lear Avajo 6-1 (2-1-6 £58.44 TC £249.01). 8.13 Beaming Warrior 6-4 (1-4-2 £3.36 TC £0.00). 8.28 Slaneyside Ryder 4-5f (4-1-6 £5.46 TC £8.59). 8.43 Acomb Ruby 9-2 (2-6-4 £35.25 TC £ 51.37). 8.58 Idle Dan 5-1 (6-4-3 £30.50 TC £103.51). nPOOLE: 6.28 Navillus Boy 2-1f (4-1-2 BAGS F £14.61 TC £33.27). 6.48 Foxwood Fantasy 6-4f (5-2-4 £15.57 TC £31.32). 7.06 Ashwood Trish 2-1f (5-1-6 £10.20 TC £20.52). 7.22 Swift Fondue 3-1 (2-5-4 £18.81 TC £48.58). 7.37 Stumpknocker 5-2f (1-2-3 £10.13 TC £26.48). 7.52 Kilflynn Clover 6-4f (1-2-5 £10.20 TC £22.15). 8.07 Ide Ruby Roo 5-1 (4-5-3 £20.40 TC £43.94). 8.22 Best Ace 5-1 (4-2-1 £33.78 TC £90.06). 8.37 Iriko Nipper 9-4 (1-5-2 £14.69 TC £59.15). 8.51 So Its Thunder 11-4 (4-1-3 £12.03 TC £38.09). 46 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1GM GO ONLINE AT THESUN.CO.UK/SPORT/HORSERACING HAYDOCK 2.10 HOWDENS JOINERY NOVICES’ HURDLE (Class 3); value to the winner £6,498; 2m. (4 runners) 1 86-41 KEYBOARD GANGSTER 23 (T;D) D Whillans 7-11-6...... C Whillans (3) 94 2 27-1222 MIDNIGHT SHADOW 60 (D) S Smith 5-11-6................................ D Cook 98 3 P-1 THINK AHEAD 240 (P) J Moffatt 7-11-6 ................................ H Brooke l99 4 5 KAPGA DE LILY 153 V Williams 5-10-7 ................................... A Coleman — BETTING: 11-10 Midnight Shadow, 9-4 Keyboard Gangster, 10-3 Think Ahead, 14 Kapga De Lily WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 2 2017: Chti Balko 5-11-6 W Kennedy 3-1 (D McCain), 5 ran. FORM KEYBOARD GANGSTER (10-13) 16-1 THINK AHEAD (11-0) 7-1 led 3rd, jumped right 2 out, clear last, stayed led 4 out, soon clear, comfortably, on well, comfortably, bt Dance Rock bt Bialco (11-2) 31/2l (9 ran) (Ayr 2m (10-12) 9l (7 ran) (Cartmel 2m 1f nov hdle (4) £4,354 heavy). mdn hdle (5) £2,599 soft). MIDNIGHT SHADOW (11-4) 5-1 rear, headway 3 out, kept on, btn 10l by KAPGA DE LILY (10-12) 11-2 5th of 8 (btn 48l) to Peters Cousin (10-9) First Flow (11-4) (6 ran) (Haydock (Carlisle 2m 1f NHF (5) £2,274 soft). 2m nov hdle Grd 2 £17,085 heavy). 2.40 HOWDENS JOINERY MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE (3); value to the winner £6,498; 2m 7f. (5 runners) 1 0-1F356 SKEWIFF 32 E Williams 6-11-6.................................................. L Aspell l99 2 7-085 BITUMEN BELLE 18 P Kirby 6-11-0 .............................................. A Nicol 74 3 2-62 CHICAGO LADY 13 D McCain 7-11-0................................ L Murtagh (5) 93 4 DRILL BABY DRILL T R George 7-11-0................................... A P Heskin — 5 P-5955 TOUCH OF VELVETT 27 G McPherson 6-11-0......................... K Woods 75 BETTING: 2 Skewiff, 5-2 Chicago Lady, 11-4 Drill Baby Drill, 15-2 Touch Of Velvett WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race. FORM before next and soon pressing, held SKEWIFF (11-2) 33-1 held up, headflat, kept on, btn 13/4l by Louse Talk way 2 out where not fluent, plugged (11-3) (5 ran) (Carlisle 2m 3f nov on run-in, 6th of 12 (btn 7 3 / 4l) to hdle (4) £4,549 heavy). Ballyheigue Bay (11-3) (Ascot 2m 7f TOUCH OF VELVETT (10-11) 50-1 hcap hdle (3) £10,007 soft). rear, pushed along 7th, went 5th 2 BITUMEN BELLE (10-4) 25-1 chased out, no threat, 5th of 8 (btn 91/2l) to leaders, kept on same pace final 2f, Malachite (11-4) (Huntingdon 2m 5f 5th of 8 (btn 16l) to Bournville (10-8) mdn hdle (5) £3,899 soft). (Newcastle 2m NHF (5) £2,216 AW). CHICAGO LADY (10-4) 9-1 chased DRILL BABY DRILL Black Sam Bellamy mare. leaders, not fluent 3 out, went 2nd 3.15 HOWDENS JOINERY CHASE (NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP) (3); winner £9,747; 2m 5f. (6 runners) 1 6-27211 HOGAN’S HEIGHT 67 (T) J Snowden 7-11-8 ........................ G Sheehan 85 2 F2-F421 BOLLIN ACE 12 (P) T Easterby 7-11-6...................................... H Brooke 85 3 17-1542 BEGGAR’S WISHES 12 (P,T) P Bowen 7-11-4 ......................... S Bowen 98 4 611-422 BAKO DE LA SAULAIE 30 Mrs R Dobbin 7-11-0 ................... C Nichol l99 5 3-62U61 JUST GEORGIE 29 Mrs S Smith 8-10-9........................................ D Cook 92 6 6233-11 HILLS OF DUBAI 49 (D) D McCain 9-10-9 ............................... B Hughes 97 BETTING: 9-4 Hills Of Dubai, 7-2 Hogan’s Height, 5 Just Georgie, Bollin Ace, 6 Beggar’s Wishes, 7 Bako De La Saulaie WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 1 2017: Buttercup 6-11-3 L Treadwell 7-4 Fav (V Williams), 5 ran. FORM HOGAN’S HEIGHT (11-6) 4-1 made all, BAKO DE LA SAULAIE (11-9) 4-1 kept on, no chance, btn 13l by Shanroe ridden last, held on well, bt De Dollar Santos (11-12) (7 ran) (Carlisle 3m Man (11-6) 13 /4l (6 ran) (Wetherby hcap ch (3) £11,372 heavy). 2m 3f nov ch (4) £4,679 soft). BOLLIN ACE (11-2) 2-5 fav led 5th, rid- JUST GEORGIE (11-8) 3-1 led 4 out, stayed on close home, bt Bandon den clear last, stayed on, bt Hope’s Roc (11-7) 13/4l (8 ran) (Wetherby 3m Wishes (10-9) 16l (6 ran) (Leicester 2m beg ch (3) £7,733 heavy). hcap ch (4) £4,809 heavy). BEGGAR’S WISHES (11-7) 9-2 every HILLS OF DUBAI (11-13) 13-8 fav led, chance, kept on, btn 23/4l by Granmistake 2 out, held on well, bt Present Flight (11-10) 13/4l (7 ran) (Ayr ville Island (11-7) (6 ran) (Leicester 21/2m hcap ch (3) £8,382 heavy). 21/2m hcap ch (4) £5,458 heavy). 3.50 HOWDENS JOINERY NOVICES’ HANDICAP HURDLE (4); value to the winner £6,498; 2m 3f. (10 runners) 1 133F3 SECRET LEGACY 30 I Williams 7-11-12................................ T J O’Brien 86 2 9-522F4 DOC CARVER 23 H Oliver 7-11-11 .......................................... J McGrath 97 3 4-66321 ABSOLUTELY DYLAN 44 S Smith 5-11-7 .................................... D Cook 89 4 5-P467 SUBCONTINENT 33 V Williams 6-11-5 ......................... Mr H Nugent (7) 94 5 031 SNOUGAR 12 D McCain 5-11-5 ................................................ B Hughes 85 6 7748 OUTNUMBERED 34 C Grant 5-11-2.................................... C Bewley (3) 91 7 16935 MIGHTY THUNDER 34 (T) L Russell 5-11-1 ................................... D Fox 90 8 5563113 LORD COUNTY 40 (P;BF) O Greenall 4-11-1................... R Turner (7) l99 9 3-92673 EAGLE RIDGE 23 N Alexander 7-10-13.......................... G Cockburn (3) 87 10 /98916P RANDY PIKE 52 (TH) T Easterby 8-10-10 ................. Mr W Easterby (7) 98 BETTING: 11-4 Absolutely Dylan, 4 Secret Legacy, 5 Snougar, 13-2 Lord County, 7 Doc Carver, 8 Mighty Thunder, 12 Subcontinent, 20 Eagle Ridge WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race. SECRET LEGACY (11-3) 8-1 handy, ridden last, kept on, 3rd of 7 (btn 8l) to Ballinslea Bridge (11-2) (Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdle (4) £4,549 heavy). DOC CARVER (11-5) 11-4 chased leaders, ridden and pressing for 2nd 3 out, one pace, 4th of 7 (btn 25l) to Not Never (10-11) (Plumpton 2m hcap hdle (3) £6,238 good). ABSOLUTELY DYLAN (11-2) 4-9 fav led 5th, clear 2 out, stayed on, bt Pc Dixon (10-9) 11l (5 ran) (Newcastle 2m nov hdle (4) £4,094 soft). SUBCONTINENT (11-3) 9-2 rear, some headway into mid-division, ridden and beaten 2 out, 7th of 11 (btn 25l) to Briac (9-12) (Sandown 2m cond hcap hdle (4) £4,549 heavy). SNOUGAR (11-2) 10-3 tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, ridden last, kept on to lead post, bt Chasseur De Tete (11-2) sh hd (8 ran) (Ayr 2m mdn hdle (5) £3,379 soft). OUTNUMBERED (10-10) 18-1 headway before 2 out, ridden after last, FORM soon lost place, 8th of 9 (well btn) to Mac N Cheese (11-3) (Kelso 2m 7f hcap hdle (3) £6,888 heavy). MIGHTY THUNDER (11-2) 15-2 led until 2 out, faded, 5th of 10 (btn 13l) to Taxmeifyoucan (10-13) EAGLE RIDGE (11-2) 80-1 pushed along 2 out, faded, 7th (btn 36l) (Kelso 2m nov hdle (4) £4,224 heavy). LORD COUNTY (11-1) 3-1 fav mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden 2 out, stayed on, 3rd of 10 (btn 9 1 / 2l) to Walsingham Grange (11-12) (Bangor 2m 1f hcap hdle (4) £4,094 heavy). EAGLE RIDGE (11-2) 66-1 mid-division, ridden in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9 (btn 17l) to Keyboard Gangster (10-13) (Ayr 2m nov hdle (4) £4,354 heavy). RANDY PIKE pulled up latest, earlier (11-5) 5-2 jt fav held up in touch, driven to chase leaders 3 out, weakened last, 6th of 8 (btn 27l) to Jump For Dough (11-2) (Musselburgh 3m hcap hdle (4) £4,094 good to soft). GOING: SOFT (HEAVY IN PLACES) TEMPLEGATE TOM PEPPER 2.10 .................Midnight Shadow 2.10..............Keyboard Gangster 2.40 .........................Chicago Lady 2.40 .........................Chicago Lady 3.15...............Bako De La Saulaie 3.15......................Hogan’s Height 3.50.....................Doc Carver (nb) 3.50 .............................Doc Carver 4.20.......WHISKEY CHASER (nap) 4.20 .....................Shockingtimes 4.55 ................Calipso Collonges 4.55 .............Champagne George TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Whiskey Chaser (Haydock) and Doc Carver (double, Haydock) with Treaty Of Rome (Southwell). TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: New Rich (Kempton) and Miss Mollie (Southwell). SUNRATINGS’ NAP: THINK AHEAD (2.10 Haydock). SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT (3.40 Southwell). nTIC-TAC: Left-handed, flat track of 1m 5f, with 9 fences to a circuit and a 2f run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS WITH RUNNERS (2013-2018): D McCain 19-103, V Williams 17-90 S Smith 13-117, L Russell 10-74. THIS SEASON: D McCain 8, V Williams 3, Mrs S Smith 3. nTOP JOCKEYS WITH RIDES (2013-2018): W Kennedy 12-47, B Hughes 10-110, A Coleman 9-68, D Cook 9-63. THIS SEASON: W Kennedy 8, D Cook 3, C Bewley 2. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Mighty Thunder (3.50) trained at Kinross. Round trip of 478 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Randy Pike (3.50). nLIVE ON RUK 4.20 HOWDENS JOINERY VETERANS’ HANDICAP CHASE (4); value to the winner £6,498; 2m 7f. (9 runners) 1 837P-58 SPOOKYDOOKY 26 (T) J O’Neill 10-12-1............................. J O’Neill (7) 85 2 467/512 UNTIL WINNING 30 T R George 10-12-0...................... Mr N George (7) 91 3 0F/P86- KATENKO 382 V Williams 12-11-12 ......................................... A Coleman — 4 1/41-53 SOLID STRIKE 14 P Collins 10-11-7 ............................... R Chapman (3) 85 5 10P-45P TOP CAT HENRY 30 (P,T) N Alexander 10-11-6..... Mr K Alexander (5) 88 6 22-1566 WHISKEY CHASER 40 (VH;CD) D McCain 10-11-5......... W Kennedy l99 7 1P/FR2U SHOCKINGTIMES 34 (B,T) J Snowden 11-11-4................... T J O’Brien 90 8 312-33P SWING HARD 30 (BF) S Smith 10-11-4........................................ D Cook 98 9 U-24522 BUFFALO BALLET 49 (PH) N Alexander 12-11-0......... G Cockburn (3) 97 BETTING: 10-3 Buffalo Ballet, 9-2 Until Winning, 5 Solid Strike, 6 Shockingtimes, Swing Hard, 8 Spookydooky, Katenko, 14 Whiskey Chaser, 33 Top Cat Henry WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5 2 2017: Purcell’s Bridge 10-10-11 L Murtagh 7-1 (R Dobbin), 6 ran. SPOOKYDOOKY (11-2) 9-1 in touch, chased leaders 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 11 (well btn) to Dawson City (11-6) (Exeter 3m 7f hcap ch (3) £15,640 soft). UNTIL WINNING (11-10) 4-1 in rear, in 4th 4 out, chased winner before last, kept on and no impression, btn 12l by Granville Island (11-11) SWING HARD (11-7) 5-2 fav tracked winner until lost place 5 out, pulled up, TOP CAT HENRY (11-7) 25-1 rear, pulled up before 2 out, (7 ran) (Carlisle 21/2m hcap ch (4) £6,498 heavy). KATENKO (10-8) 17-2 chased leaders, ridden 16th, outpaced when mistake next, poor 6th when mistake 3 out, eased, tailed off, 6th of 12 (well btn) to Just A Par (11-10) (Newbury 31/4m hcap ch (2) £15,640 soft). SOLID STRIKE (10-9) 66-1 handy, ridden 12th, outpaced 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5 (btn 4 1 / 2 l) to Cracking Find (11-4) (Catterick 2m 3f nov ch (4) £5,458 soft). TOP CAT HENRY pulled up latest, earlier (10-6) 40-1 took keen hold early, 4.55 FORM held up in last pair, closer after 4th, headway into 4th when hit 2 out, no impression, 5th of 7 (btn 13l) to Un Guet Apens (10-13) (Kelso 2 3 / 4m hcap ch (2) £15,640 soft). WHISKEY CHASER (11-6) 7-1 chased leaders, went 2nd after 3rd until 10th, weakened 2 out, 6th of 9 (btn 26l) to Itstimeforapint (11-5) (Bangor 33/4m hcap ch (4) £4,614 heavy). SHOCKINGTIMES unseated rider latest, earlier (11-13) 6-1 not fluent, headway 12th, not clear run finish, switched and squeezed through, stayed on, btn 1l by Dontminddboys (10-12) (6 ran) (Leicester 2m 7f hcap ch (4) £6,438 soft). SWING HARD pulled up latest, earlier (12-0) 2-1 fav led, headed 4 out, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 6 (btn 23/4l) to Nefyn Bay (11-11) (Musselburgh 21/2m hcap ch (4) £4,614 soft). BUFFALO BALLET (11-4) 11-4 in rear until 4th, outpaced 3 out, kept on to take 2nd finish, always held, btn 1l by Knocknamona (10-9) (4 ran) (Ayr 3m nov hcap ch (4) £5,458 heavy). HOWDENS JOINERY HANDICAP HURDLE (4); value to the winner £6,498; 2m 7f. (8 runners) 1 0758111 CALIPSO COLLONGES 10 (H,T;D) O Murphy 6-11-12 .... F Gregory (7) 94 2 -804127 TAILOR TOM 50 (P;D) D McCain 6-11-9 ........................ Mr T Gillard (7) 95 3 131/P62 CHAMPAGNE GEORGE 44 N Mulholland 8-11-9 ...................... N Fehily 94 4 F3-4491 POOKIE PEKAN 29 W Coltherd 5-11-7............................. S Coltherd (5) 98 5 3P-P74 UP HELLY AA KING 23 (T) N Alexander 7-11-7 ............ G Cockburn (3) 85 6 3251741 RED DANAHER 13 S Smith 11-11-5 ............................ Mr K Yeoman (7) 97 7 6P-682P HOLLYWOOD ALL STAR 24 (P) G McPherson 9-11-0...... C Shoemark 95 8 P7-7237 STAR OF NAMIBIA 29 M Mullineaux 8-10-9 .......................... A Tinkler l99 BETTING: 10-11 Calipso Collonges, 5 Champagne George, 11-2 Red Danaher, 6 Pookie Pekan, 12 Tailor Tom, 20 Up Helly Aa King, 25 Hollywood All Star WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race. FORM btn) (11 ran) (Wetherby 21/2m hcap CALIPSO COLLONGES (11-6) 4-6 fav hdle (4) £4,809 heavy). led on bit 2 out, driven, bt Pixiepot (10-6) 41/2l (7 ran) (Market Rasen 2m UP HELLY AA KING (10-13) 80-1 headway 2 out, kept on, 4th of 9 (btn 19l) 3f cond hcap hdle (4) £5,198 soft). to Keyboard Gangster (10-13) (Ayr TAILOR TOM (11-11) 4-1 in touch, rid2m nov hdle (4) £4,354 heavy). den 2 out, faded, 7th of 8 (btn 41l) to Skipthescales (11-12) (Newcastle RED DANAHER (11-9) 3-1 prominent, pushed along 7th, outpaced 3 out, 3m hcap hdle (4) £4,094 soft). stayed on 2 out, three lengths down CHAMPAGNE GEORGE (11-7) 4-1 led in second when left in lead last, 4th, headed 3 out, led again next, drew clear finish, bt Once An Angel headed last, btn 2 1 / 2 l by Supa(10-7) 4l (6 ran) (Carlisle 2m 3f cond kalanistic (12-0) (9 ran) (Southwell hcap hdle (5) £4,159 heavy). 21/2m hcap hdle (4) £4,094 soft). HOLLYWOOD ALL STAR pulled up POOKIE PEKAN (11-7) 11-1 tracked latest, earlier (11-8) 9-2 prominent, leader, one pace in 4th when left in challenged 3 out, still every chance 2nd at the last, led close home, bt 1 flat, held close home, btn 3 / 4l by Along Came Theo (11-12) 1 / 4 l Beyeh (11-6) (9 ran) (Fakenham 2m STAR OF NAMIBIA (11-2) 20-1 in sell hcap hdle (5) £4,159 soft). touch, pushed along 4 out, 7th (well H THE gamble on Fire Brigade continued after the news David O’Meara’s fancied Lord Glitters may not run due to the heavy ground. O’Meara said of his grey: “We are undecided. He has a lot of weight and if it is very soft or heavy I’m not sure we’d want to run him on it.” Michael Bell’s Fire Brigade, the ride of Ryan Moore, is the new 6-1 favourite from 8-1 with Coral. ANIBALE LECTURE Smith: He’s 9lb well-in for Aintree ANIBALE FLY is the best handicapped horse in the Grand National according to official handicapper Phil Smith. Tony Martin’s eightyear-old finished a gallant third in last Friday’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, and will head to Aintree unpenalised on 11st 7lb. And Smith, who retires after this year’s race, would happily dump an extra 9lb on the horse if he were able to reframe the weights for Aintree’s April 14 thriller now. By PHIL THOMAS Smith, 68, said: “Anibale Fly is the interesting one for me after his Gold Cup run. He showed himself to be a thorough stayer. I have raised him to a mark of 168 which puts him 9lb well in for Aintree.” Canny Martin has yet to definitely commit to the race, with the April 2 Irish National an option for Anibale Fly (below) as it is for Willie Mullins’ Bellshill. He made an impressive return from a year GRAND NATIONAL, William Hill bet: 11 Total Recall, 12 Blaklion, 16 Anibale Fly, Minella Rocco, Tiger Roll, The Last Samuri, Cause Of Causes, 20 Gold Present, Bellshill CHEPSTOW TEMPLEGATE 2.20.................................................................Garrane 2.50....................................................Kings Monarch 3.25 .................................................Samburu Shujaa 4.00........................................................Market Road 4.30.........................................................Take Em Out 5.05 ...........................................Lightentertainment TOM PEPPER 2.20..........................................Mountain Of Mourne 2.50 ........................................................The Last Day 3.25 .................................................Samburu Shujaa 4.00 ................................................................Gun Shy 4.30......................................................Virginia Chick 5.05....................................................Beallandendall nTIC-TAC: L-H undulating course of 2m, 11 fences to a circuit and a 250yd run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): P Hobbs 31-155, E Williams 30-186, D Pipe 19-109, V Williams 18120. THIS SEASON: E Williams 7, W Greatrex 5. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): R Johnson 39-180, S Twiston-Davies 28-138, T Scudamore 20-128, A Wedge 14-92. THIS SEASON: R Johnson 10, S Twiston-Davies 7. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Georgieshore (4.30) & Finnegan’s Garden (5.05) trained at East Grinstead. Round trip of 294 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: We’ll Be There (2.20), Mr Fitzroy (4.30). nLIVE ON ATR 2.20 HANDICAP HURDLE (Class 5); winner £3,119; 3m. (9 runners) 1 4431 GARRANE 9 (D) J Scott 6-12-2(7ex)........... N Scholfield 2 4PP9 ABBEYGREY 115 (P) E Williams 9-12-0 Miss I Williams (7) 3 0397 STEEL EXPRESS 32 L Blackford 6-11-12.... C Smith (5) 4 P524 MOUNTAIN OF MOURNE 26 (P;C) L Blackford 9-11-11 J Best 5 -780 WE’LL BE THERE 47 (P,T) W Kittow 9-11-3.... D G Noonan 6 9472 PHANGIO 26 (B,T;D) M Sheppard 9-11-0 S Sheppard (3) 7 814- COURTINTHEMIDDLE 340 D Faulkner 7-10-10.. Jamie Moore 8 4585 FILATORE 16 (B) B J Llewellyn 9-10-6.... S Houlihan (5) 9 -PP4 BOARDWALK EMPIRE 16 K Buckett 11-10-6 Miss P Fuller (5) Filatore l 99, Boardwalk Empire 98, Phangio 97. 13-8 Garrane, 6 Phangio, 7 Boardwalk Empire, 8 Mountain Of Mourne, Courtinthemiddle, 14 Filatore 2.50 NOVICE HURDLE (4); winner £4,094; 2m. (9 runners) out when strolling to victory in the Bobbyjo Chase last month. Smith, who has been handicapping horses for the last 20 years, said: “Bellshill is another who interests me. “After the race he won in Ireland I’d put him 7lb higher if I could.” Ultima Handicap second Shantou Flyer (5lb), National Hunt Chase hero Rathvinden (4lb) and cross country chase hero Tiger Roll (2lb) are the others Smith would hike up the handicap following their good runs at Cheltenham. Smith (left) was speaking at yesterday’s second forfeit stage for the world’s most famous race, which now sees Jonjo O’Neill’s Minella Rocco topping the weights after Definitly Red was withdrawn. Other notable absentees include Edwulf, Bristol De Mai, Outlander and American, leaving 73. A maximum of 40 can run. GOING: HEAVY 3.25 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 75 0PP9 5053 6-F4 1/3 8 -223 -026 -333 U07 P5 MAIDEN HURDLE (5); winner £3,119; 2m 3f 100yds.(12 runners) ALMINAR 38 N Hawke 5-11-1.......................... T Cannon BALLYMAGROARTY BOY 25 N Hawke 5-11-1 C Gethings BIG FRED 31 B J Llewellyn 7-11-1 ................... D Crosse BUSTER MOON 16 J Scott 6-11-1................. M Griffiths GARRAN CITY 25 D Pipe 7-11-1 .............. T Scudamore JURYS OUT 64 V Williams 5-11-1 .................. C Deutsch OCEAN COVE 39 F O’Brien 6-11-1................ P Brennan REELINGINTHEYEARS 79 E Lavelle 6-11-1.... N Scholfield SAMBURU SHUJAA 13 P Hobbs 5-11-1 ...... R Johnson WAHWONAISA 23 D Bridgwater 6-11-1........... T Phelan CADIRA BEECHES 363 R Stephens 8-10-8......... J Best MARONETTE 127 T Vaughan 5-10-8................. A Johns Ocean Cove l 99, Reelingintheyears 92, Samburu Shujaa 74. 2 Garran City, 5-2 Samburu Shujaa, 9-2 Reelingintheyears, 11-2 Ocean Cove, 16 Buster Moon, Alminar, Big Fred 4.00 1 2 3 4 5 6 143P 4542 6/P7 F311 5721 342P HANDICAP CHASE (4); winner £4,614; 2m 3f. (6 runners) WIZARDS BRIDGE 85 (B) C Tizzard 9-11-12 H Cobden VICENZO MIO 16 (P,T;BF) C Gordon 8-11-11 .... T Cannon GUN SHY 216 D Faulkner 10-11-8 .............. N Scholfield MARKET ROAD 47 (T;CD) E Williams 8-11-5 Miss I Williams (7) THE BAY BIRCH 41 M Sheppard 7-10-10 .. S Sheppard (3) ARQUEBUSIER 30 (P,T;BF) E Baker 8-10-6 J Bargary (3) Wizards Bridge l 99, The Bay Birch 98, Arquebusier 97. 2 Market Road, 11-4 Vicenzo Mio, 4 The Bay Birch, 11-2 Wizards Bridge, 8 Arquebusier, 14 Gun Shy 4.30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1-1F -581 56F4 35-P -654 311P 1112 04FU 84F2 /7P3 F1P4 0-79 3066 P3-0 5628 HANDICAP HURDLE (4); winner £4,094; 2m 3f 100yds.(15 runners) LADY KARINA 95 (BF,D) V Williams 7-12-0.. C Deutsch BRYNMAWR 16 (P) C Tizzard 8-11-12.......... P Brennan NO NO MAC 66 (D) T Vaughan 9-11-12 ............ A Johns TEN TIMES BETTER 26 (TH) M Sheppard 8-11-11 S Sheppard (3) AGINCOURT REEF 16 (P) R Teal 9-11-8........ H Teal (7) CAMRON DE CHAILLAC 45 (V,D) N Hawke 6-11-8 S Houlihan (5) VIRGINIA CHICK 10 E Williams 6-11-6 Miss I Williams (7) MR FITZROY 45 (T) J Davis 8-11-6 ............... J M Davies TAKE EM OUT 39 (T) T Vaughan 6-11-4 ...... R Johnson NORSE LEGEND 37 (PH;BF) C Tizzard 7-11-1 H Cobden STOLBERG 12 (P;D) D L Williams 10-10-12 S Twist-Davies GREAT TEMPO 102 (P) D Pipe 5-10-11 .. T Scudamore WENCESLAUS 27 D Bridgwater 6-10-10 ......... T Phelan JOIN THE NAVY 24 (H;D) K Buckett 13-10-7 . K Edgar (3) GEORGIESHORE 6 (H;D) Z Davison 10-10-0 T Dowling (5) Stolberg l 99, Camron De Chaillac 98, Lady Karina 97. 3 Lady Karina, 4 Brynmawr, 6 Virginia Chick, 13-2 Take Em Out, 10 Stolberg, 12 No No Mac, Camron De Chaillac HANDICAP CHASE (5); winner £3,314; 2m. (6 runners) 1 -134 THE LAST DAY 47 (BF,CD) E Williams 6-11-7 A Wedge 2 21U4 AIR NAVIGATOR 28 (D) T George 7-11-0..... P Brennan 3 094 ALLTIMEGOLD 30 T Vaughan 5-11-0................ A Johns 4 U2- ANOTHER EMOTION 668 W Greatrex 6-11-0. R Johnson 5 UP5F BABYTAGGLE 35 (H) D Williams 7-11-0... Mr S Quinlan (7) 6 096 CONCEALED AMBITION 24 T Vaughan 6-11-0.. D Noonan 7 0844 COURT DUTY 10 J Flint 6-11-0 ...................... R T Dunne 8 10U5 KINGS MONARCH 25 K Lee 5-11-0.......... Jamie Moore 9 P97 MOYNIHANS GIRL 32 L Young 4-10-0 ................. J Best 1 2 3 4 5 6 6-4 The Last Day, 15-8 Air Navigator, 11-2 Kings Monarch, 13-2 Another Emotion, 25 Alltimegold, Court Duty 13-8 Finnegan’s Garden, 5-2 Beallandendall, 10-3 Lightentertainment, 6 Modeligo, 20 What’s Up Rory The Last Day l 99, Air Navigator 86, Court Duty 74. 5.05 06P5 0521 3551 2331 3446 8597 MODELIGO 25 (P,T;CD) M Sheppard 9-11-12. S Sheppard (3) BEALLANDENDALL 25 (CD) D Faulkner 10-11-9. N Scholfield LIGHTENTERTAINMENT 30 (P;D) F Brennan 10-11-7. D Crosse FINNEGAN’S GARDEN 16 (D) Z Davison 9-11-5 T Dowling (5) IRISH THISTLE 230 (D) D Williams 11-11-2 S Twist-Davies WHAT’S UP RORY 25 (BH;CD) R J Price 7-10-13. L Heard Irish Thistle l 99, Modeligo 98, Beallandendall 97. 1GM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... . . . AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SUNRACING GOING: STANDARD KEMPTON SOUTHWELL AW FLAT 2.00 BETWAY LIVE CASINO HANDICAP (Class 5); value to the winner £3,752; 1m 6f. (5 runners) 1 (3) 076-463 GALILEO’S SPEAR 22 (V) Sir M Prescott 5-9-12.................... L Morris 85 2 (5) 6/6-615 BROTHERLY COMPANY J19 (C) Miss J Foster 6-9-10 ...... P Makin l99 3 (2) 5120-33 MYSTIKANA 28 (P) K Dalgleish 5-9-8 ................................... C Beasley 98 4 (4) 506-320 KATIE GALE 4 (CD) R Brisland 8-8-13 ............................. J Watson (7) 97 5 (1) 8/38321 DI’S GIFT 8 (P;C) M Appleby 9-8-8.......................................... A Mullen 92 BETTING: Evens Di’s Gift, 9-2 Galileo’s Spear, 5 Mystikana, 6 Brotherly Company WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 2017: Eurato 7-9-2 F Marsh 9-4 (S Gollings) drawn 5, 4 ran. 2.30 BETWAY CASINO HANDICAP (5); value to the winner £3,752; 1m 4f. (4 runners) 1 (1) 340432- BUSY STREET 198 (CD) Sally Haynes 6-9-10..................... Ben Curtis 85 2 (2) 434-122 ACKER BILK 39 (PH;D) K Dalgleish 4-9-6............................ C Beasley 98 3 (4) 5125332 EPITAPH 8 (B;CD) M Appleby 4-9-5 ........................................ L Morris 97 4 (3) 6-42971 THE LOCK MASTER 13 (V;CD) M Appleby 11-8-7 ............ A Mullen l99 BETTING: 15-8 Acker Bilk, 9-4 Busy Street, 3 Epitaph, 9-2 The Lock Master WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 2-4 1 2-3 2 2017: Tatting 8-9-10 P Mulrennan 14-1 (L Mullaney) drawn 2, 8 ran. 3.05 BETWAY HANDICAP (5); value to the winner £3,752; 6f. (8 runners) 1 (3) 046-460 SIEGE OF BOSTON 26 (T) D C Griffiths 5-9-8.................... S Donohoe 89 2 (1) 4402212 CROSSE FIRE 8 (BF,CD) S Dixon 6-9-8................................... L Morris 86 3 (2) 7-31156 ANGEL PALANAS 8 (P;CD) K Burke 4-9-4 ......................... C Lee (3) l99 4 (5) 0273-53 TREATY OF ROME 36 (V;CD) D Shaw 6-9-4 ....................... P Mathers 95 5 (6) 631432- KINGS ACADEMY 177 J Mackie 4-9-3 .......................... P J McDonald 85 6 (8) 5338332 CLASSIC PURSUIT 7 (V;D) M Appleby 7-9-3................... K Lundie (5) 98 7 (4) 4-33173 AMAZING GRAZING 25 (E;D) Rebecca Bastiman 4-9-3............ J Hart 94 8 (7) -222229 KOMMANDER KIRKUP 8 (P;CD) M Herrington 7-9-2........... A Mullen 97 BETTING: 11-4 Crosse Fire, 5 Treaty Of Rome, Classic Pursuit, 6 Angel Palanas WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 2 4-5-7 2017: Big Amigo 4-9-4 S De Sousa 10-1 (D Loughnane) drawn 7, 10 ran. 3.40 SUNBETS.CO.UK HANDICAP (2); value to the winner £12,450; 7f. (7 runners) 1 (7) 39118-5 DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT 70 (H;BF,D) A Balding 5-9-7 ..... O Murphy 93 2 (6) 561306- LOVE DREAMS 200 (D) M Johnston 4-9-5.................... P J McDonald 85 3 (5) 0816-46 MUTAWATHEA 11 (P) S Crisford 7-9-5 ............................... F Norton l99 4 (1) 431008- WAR DEPARTMENT 150 (V;D) K Dalgleish 5-8-12 ............. C Beasley 94 5 (3) 07-2692 HOLIDAY MAGIC 7 (CD) M W Easterby 7-8-7 ............... Nathan Evans 98 6 (4) 548-111 MISTER MUSIC 15 (CD) A Carroll 9-8-7.......................... E J Walsh (3) 93 7 (2) 14-7144 HAMMER GUN 7 (V;BF,CD) D Shaw 5-8-6 .......................... P Mathers 97 BETTING: 9-4 Donjuan Triumphant, 4 Holiday Magic, 5 Love Dreams, Mister Music, 8 Hammer Gun, Mutawathea, 12 War Department WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 2017: Supersta 6-9-1 S De Sousa 5-1 (M Appleby) drawn 4, 7 ran. FORM (8-9) WAR DEPARTMENT (9-7) 8-1 DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT (9-2) 10-11 8th (btn 93/4l) HOLIDAY MAGIC (9fav handy, ridden 2f out, faded, last of 5 (btn 23/4l) to Mythmaker (9-2) 5) 16-1 9th (btn 9 3 / 4 l) (11 ran) (Kempton 6f (2) £15,562 AW). (Southwell 7f hcap (3) £7,763 AW). LOVE DREAMS (8-12) 8-1 led 4f out HOLIDAY MAGIC (9-3) 9-2 led until until headed run-in, 6th of 12 (btn halfway, stayed handy, ran on, btn 3 51/2l) to Penwortham (8-0) (Chester /4l by Volatile (9-2) HAMMER GUN 1m hcap (2) £28,012 good). (8-13) 11-4 fav headway 1f out, one MUTAWATHEA (9-3) 7-1 in touch, ridpace, 4th (btn 4 3 / 4 l) (10 ran) den 2f out, 6th of 8 (btn 4 3 / 4l) to (Southwell 7f hcap (3) £8,715 AW). Second Thought (9-6) (W’hampton MISTER MUSIC (9-1) 9-2 outpaced, ridden, headway 2f out, led 1f out, 7f Listed (1) £28,355 AW). HAMMER GUN (8-10) 5-1 ridden 3f bt Trading Punches (9-7) nk (9 ran) (Southwell 1m hcap (4) £5,693 AW). out, 4th of 11 (btn 31/2l) to Florencio EACH-WAY THIEF MANDALAYAN (6.15 Kempton) showed a good turn of foot to win at Lingfield. He is bred to stay further and is a nice prospect. Have an each-way double with INDIA (7.15 Kempton). She showed promise last term over a mile but looked likely to be more effective at this trip. TEMPLEGATE 2.00...................................Di’s Gift 2.30 ..............................Acker Bilk 3.05 .....................Treaty Of Rome 3.40 ..........................Mutawathea 4.10 ..............................Silchester 4.45 ............................Gift In Time 5.15 ..............................Graffitista TOM PEPPER 2.00 ..............................Katie Gale 2.30....................................Epitaph 3.05 .....................Classic Pursuit 3.40..........................Hammer Gun 4.10 .............................Line House 4.45 ............................Gift In Time 5.15....................Miss Mollie (nb) nTIC-TAC: Round L-H AW fibresand track. There is a straight 5f course. nDRAW: Low best from 6f to 1m. nTOP TRAINERS (2013-2018): M Appleby 123-748, S Dixon 52-562, D Shaw 38-274, P Evans 33-225. THIS SEASON: M Appleby 8, K Burke 6, S Dixon 6. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): L Morris 69-487, A Mullen 65-482, B Curtis 51-299, P Mulrennan 25-186. THIS SEASON: B Curtis 7, A Mullen 6, O Murphy 6. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Mystikana (2.00), Acker Bilk (2.30), War Department (3.40) trained at Carluke. Round trip of 536 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nLIVE ON ATR 4.10 SUNBETS.CO.UK NOVICE MEDIAN AUCTION STAKES (5); value to the winner £3,752; 1m. (6 runners) 1 (5) GREY CHARLIE J19 I Furtado 4-10-0.............................. P J McDonald — 2 (2) 9 KINDLER 12 J Ewart 4-10-0 ................................................ P Mulrennan — 3 (1) 12-0761 LINE HOUSE 7 (C) K Burke 3-9-6.............................................. B Curtis 95 4 (6) 12 SILCHESTER 27 (BF,CD) D M Simcock 3-9-4 .................. O Murphy l99 5 (3) 5-224 LOVE RAT 43 S Dixon 3-8-11 ................................................... K O’Neill 87 6 (4) LITIGATION J Tate 3-8-6 ............................................................. L Morris — BETTING: 11-8 Silchester, 9-4 Line House, 4 Litigation, 8 Love Rat, 20 Grey Charlie WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race. FORM LINE HOUSE (8-6) 13-8 fav led 2f out, SILCHESTER (8-9) 4-1 rear in touch, headway 3f out, led 2f out, pushed bt Dutch Monarch (8-2) 6l (6 ran) clear, comfortably, bt Dawn Dancer (Southwell 7f nov (5) £3,881 AW). (8-9) 3l LOVE RAT (8-9) 13-2 outSILCHESTER (9-4) 2-5 fav held up and paced, rallied halfway, effort 1f out, behind, pushed along halfway, kept soon one pace, 4th (btn 9l) (9 ran) on, btn 2 3 / 4l by Assimile (8-11) (6 (Southwell 1m nov (5) £3,752 AW). ran) (Southwell 7f (5) £3,752 AW). 4.45 32RED.COM HANDICAP (4); 3-y-o; value to winner £5,563; 5f. (4 runners) 1 (4) 52-2414 JOEGOGO 14 (D) P Evans 9-12 ......................................... R Ryan (5) l99 2 (3) 5-2111 GRANDFATHER TOM 12 (D) R Cowell 9-7 .................... E J Walsh (3) 97 3 (1) 084-134 GIFT IN TIME 58 (CD) J Given 9-5........................................ B McHugh 98 4 (2) -262231 SAMOVAR 7 (B;CD) S Dixon 9-0(6ex)..................................... K O’Neill 85 BETTING: evens Grandfather Tom, 7-2 Samovar, 4 Gift In Time, 5 Joegogo WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 5 2 1 2 2017: Erissimus Maximus 9-7 S De Sousa 5-2 (C Dwy w er)) drawn 4,, 5 ran. FORM JOEGOGO (8-8) 4-1 tracked leader, GIFT IN TIME (9-2) 11-4 ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, last pushed along 2f out, faded, last of 4 of 4 (btn 41/2l) to Desert Doctor (9-8) (btn 8l) to Desert Doctor (9-7) (Lingfield 6f hcap (3) £7,246 AW). (W’hampton 5f hcap (4) £5,531 AW). GRANDFATHER TOM (9-1) 11-8 fav SAMOVAR (9-1) 8-1 ridden 1f out, stayed on to lead near finish, bt led 1f out, ridden clear, ran on, bt Lord Of The Glen (9-4) 11/4l (4 ran) Warrior’s Valley (8-9) nk (5 ran) (Southwell 5f hcap (5) £4,140 AW). (Newcastle 5f hcap (4) £5,531 AW). 5.15 32RED.COM APPRENTICE HANDICAP (6); 3-y-o; value to the winner £3,105; 1m. (8 runners) 1 (2) 165-87 GREENEYEDAFGHAN 27 (BH) W Muir 9-11 ........................... R Scott 89 2 (7) 8-347 LULU STAR 30 J Feilden 9-11.................................................. S Birkett 97 3 (5) 1-60778 POWERFUL SOCIETY 5 (C) R Ford 9-10........................ P-L Jamin (7) 92 4 (8) 5650- GRAFFITISTA 189 (VH) G Scott 9-9 .............................. Rossa Ryan l99 5 (4) 405- GOLDEN GUIDE 126 K Burke 9-9.............................. P J O’Hanlon (7) 85 6 (1) 90-7229 POLITICAL SLOT 30 (H) D Shaw 8-13 ................................... G Mahon 98 7 (3) 6-89 MISS MOLLIE 40 J Given 8-11............................................ L Edmunds 91 8 (6) 86-89 STREET SENSATION 17 (B;BF) R Fahey 8-9 ............... C Murtagh (3) 91 BETTING: 5-2 Graffitista, 3 Golden Guide, 6 Street Sensation, 7 Political Slot, 8 Greeneyedafghan, Miss Mollie, 12 Lulu Star, 14 Powerful Society WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 3 1 1 3 2017: Chamasay 8-10 D Egan 16-1 (P Evans) drawn 3, 11 ran. ABC CHECK: C-Chepstow, H-Haydock, K-Kempton, S-Southwell Abbeygrey 2.20C Absolutely Dylan 3.50H Acker Bilk 2.30S Agincourt Reef 4.30C Air Navigator 2.50C Alltimegold 2.50C Alminar 3.25C Amazing Grazing 3.05S Angel Palanas 3.05S Annie Mae 7.15K Another Emotion 2.50C Arnarson 7.45K Arquebusier 4.00C Ask The Dude 6.15K Aumerle 9.15K Babytaggle 2.50C Bahamian Dollar 8.15K Bako De La Saulaie 3.15H Ballymagroarty Boy 3.25C Baltic Prince 5.45K Barbara Villiers 7.15K Barrsbrook 6.45K Bataka 8.45K Beallandendall 5.05C Beggar’s Wishes 3.15H Bernie’s Boy 8.15K Big Fred 3.25C Billy’s Boots 8.45K Bitumen Belle 2.40H Boardwalk Empire 2.20C Bollin Ace 3.15H Born To Finish 8.15K Briyouni 5.45K Brotherly Company 2.00S Brynmawr 4.30C Buffalo Ballet 4.20H Burauq 8.45K Burrumbeet 6.15K Buster Moon 3.25C Busy Street 2.30S Cadira Beeches 3.25C Calipso Collonges 4.55H Camron De Chaillac 4.30C Caramuru 5.45K Catherinethegrace 7.15K Cayuga 5.45K Champagne George 4.55H Champagne Reef 7.15K Chicago Lady 2.40H Chivers 9.15K Classic Pursuit 3.05S Come On Come On 6.45K Compton Abbey 8.45K Concealed Ambition 2.50C Court Duty 2.50C Courtinthemiddle 2.20C Crosse Fire 3.05S Dalasiri 9.15K Dalness Express 8.45K Dark Crocodile 6.15K Dark Side Dream 8.15K Deadly Reel 7.15K Deebaj 9.15K Derek Duval 5.45K Di’s Gift 2.00S Doc Carver 3.50H Donjuan Triumphant 3.40S Drill Baby Drill 2.40H Eagle Ridge 3.50H Epitaph 2.30S Filatore 2.20C Finnegan’s Garden 5.05C Fitzwilly 9.15K Floral Queen 6.45K Folies Bergeres 7.15K Galileo’s Spear 2.00S Garran City 3.25C Garrane 2.20C General Allenby 9.15K Georgieshore 4.30C Gift In Time 4.45S Glory of Paris 8.15K Golden Guide 5.15S Golden Nectar 5.45K Golly Miss Molly 9.15K Graffitista 5.15S Grandfather Tom 4.45S Great Tempo 4.30C Greeneyedafghan 5.15S Grey Charlie 4.10S Gulland Rock 5.45K Gun Shy 4.00C Hammer Gun 3.40S Higgy’s Heartbeat 8.45K Hills Of Dubai 3.15H Hogan’s Height 3.15H Holiday Magic 3.40S Hollywood All Star 4.55H Home Again 8.45K I’m A Believer 7.15K India 7.15K Intense Pleasure 6.45K Intransigent 7.45K Irish Thistle 5.05C Joegogo 4.45S Join The Navy 4.30C Jurys Out 3.25C Just Georgie 3.15H Kapga De Lily 2.10H Katenko 4.20H Katie Gale 2.00S Keyboard Gangster 2.10H Kindler 4.10S Kings Academy 3.05S Kings Monarch 2.50C Kingston Kurrajong 5.45K Kommander Kirkup 3.05S Lady Karina 4.30C Le Torrent 9.15K Lightentertainment 5.05C Line House 4.10S Litigation 4.10S Little Palaver 8.15K Lord County 3.50H Love Dreams 3.40S Love Rat 4.10S Low Profile 6.15K Lulu Star 5.15S Lunar Deity 5.45K Magic Approach 8.45K Magic Mirror 7.45K Major Assault 8.45K Major Valentine 8.15K Mandalayan 6.15K Market Road 4.00C Maronette 3.25C Medici Banchiere 7.45K Merhoob 8.15K Midnight Shadow 2.10H Mighty Thunder 3.50H Miss Mollie 5.15S Mister Music 3.40S Modeligo 5.05C Mountain Of Mourne 2.20C Moynihans Girl 2.50C Mozzafiato 6.45K Mr Fitzroy 4.30C Music Major 5.45K Mutawathea 3.40S Mystikana 2.00S Nag’s Wag 8.45K Navajo Star 9.15K New Rich 8.45K Night Generation 9.15K Ninjago 8.15K No No Mac 4.30C Noble Deed 8.45K Norse Legend 4.30C Ocean Cove 3.25C One Cool Daddy 6.15K Ousden 6.15K Outer Space 7.45K Outnumbered 3.50H Parisian 6.15K Passing Clouds 6.45K Percy Thrower 9.15K Phangio 2.20C Plant Pot Power 7.45K Poetic Force 7.45K Polar Light 7.15K Political Slot 5.15S Pookie Pekan 4.55H Powerful Society 5.15S Professor 5.45K Quality Seeker 6.45K Ragstone Ridge 6.15K Rahmah 9.15K Randy Pike 3.50H Red Danaher 4.55H Reelingintheyears 3.25C Related 8.15K Repton 7.45K Samburu Shujaa 3.25C Samovar 4.45S Scottish Glen 5.45K Secret Legacy 3.50H Shining Valley 6.45K Shockingtimes 4.20H Shyron 7.45K Siege Of Boston 3.05S Silchester 4.10S Skewiff 2.40H Snatty Dancer 6.45K Snougar 3.50H Solid Strike 4.20H Spare Parts 7.45K Sparkalot 8.15K Spookydooky 4.20H Star Of Namibia 4.55H Steel Express 2.20C Stolberg 4.30C Storm Jazz 7.15K Street Sensation 5.15S Streets Of Joy 6.15K Strictly Magic 7.15K Subcontinent 3.50H Swing Hard 4.20H Tailor Tom 4.55H Take Em Out 4.30C Tee It Up Tommo 5.45K Ten Times Better 4.30C The Bay Birch 4.00C The Last Day 2.50C The Lock Master 2.30S Theydon Boxer 6.15K Theydon Spirit 6.45K Think Ahead 2.10H Three Colours Red 9.15K Top Cat Henry 4.20H Touch Of Velvett 2.40H Treaty Of Rome 3.05S Tundra 8.15K Unblinking 9.15K Unforgiving Minute 7.45K Until Winning 4.20H Up Helly Aa King 4.55H Uptown Girl 7.15K Vicenzo Mio 4.00C Virginia Chick 4.30C Wahwonaisa 3.25C War Department 3.40S Warburton 6.45K We’ll Be There 2.20C Wenceslaus 4.30C West Wing 6.15K What’s Up Rory 5.05C Whiskey Chaser 4.20H Wimpole 6.45K Wizards Bridge 4.00C Zefferino 5.45K 5.45 HANDICAP (Class 5); winner £3,752; 1m. (14 runners) 1 (5) 05-7 KINGSTON KURRAJONG 32 (D) W Knight 5-9-7 M Harley 2 (6) 5-31 DEREK DUVAL 25 (H,T) S Williams 4-9-7 D Muscutt 3 (13) 77/1 CAYUGA 61 (CD) B Johnson 9-9-7... C Shepherd (3) 4 (11) 7-50 BRIYOUNI 19 (D) R Beckett 5-9-7..... E Wilkinson (7) 5 (2) 4-16 BALTIC PRINCE 39 (CD) A Carroll 8-9-6. J Watson (7) 6 (7) 4/0- CARAMURU 326 J Santos 4-9-5 ............... R Da Silva 7 (8) 55-5 GOLDEN NECTAR 40 (CD) L Mongan 4-9-5. A Kirby 8 (4) 0-24 LUNAR DEITY 49 (CD) S C Williams 9-9-5 .. A Atzeni 9 (9) 84-8 SCOTTISH GLEN 53 (CD) P Chamings 12-9-5 H Crouch 10 (10) 870- TEE IT UP TOMMO J73 (T;CD) D Steele 9-9-4 D Probert 11 (14) 60-9 PROFESSOR 32 W Knight 8-9-4 ............. S De Sousa 12 (12) -649 ZEFFERINO 15 M Botti 4-9-4 .......... M Monaghan (3) 13 (3) 406- GULLAND ROCK 252 (C) A Carson 7-9-2. W Carson 14 (1) 2-63 MUSIC MAJOR 25 (CD) M Attwater 5-9-2 ........ K Fox Baltic Prince l 99, Scottish Glen 98, Professor 97. 5 Derek Duval, 6 Cayuga, 7 Kingston Kurrajong, 8 Briyouni, Music Major, 10 Golden Nectar, Lunar Deity 6.15 1 (10) 2 (5) 3 (1) 4 (2) 5 (6) 6 (9) 7 (12) 8 (4) 9 (11) 10(8) 11(7) 12(3) NOVICE STAKES (5); winner £3,881; 1m. (12 runners) 6-1 BURRUMBEET 33 (B;D) E Walker 4-10-7 .. A J McNamara (3) OUSDEN M Attwater 4-10-0 ........................ W Carson 2-1 MANDALAYAN 25 (D) J Portman 3-9-4 ..... R Hornby ASK THE DUDE C Cox 3-8-11..................... H Crouch 42 DARK CROCODILE 25 S Durack 3-8-11.... S W Kelly 6- LOW PROFILE 163 R Charlton 3-8-11 .. K Shoemark ONE COOL DADDY D Ivory 3-8-11 .......... J Duern (3) 780- PARISIAN 116 R Beckett 3-8-11................ L Steward 00- RAGSTONE RIDGE 98 M McGrath 3-8-11... L Keniry THEYDON BOXER H Spiller 3-8-11 ............... J Quinn WEST WING J Gosden 3-8-11....................... A Atzeni 0- STREETS OF JOY 105 H Spiller 3-8-6 ........... D Egan (3) Dark Crocodile l 99, Mandalayan 98, Burrumbeet 85. 2 West Wing, 4 Burrumbeet, 9-2 Mandalayan, 7 Ask The Dude, 8 Dark Crocodile, 10 Low Profile, 14 Parisian 6.45 1 (10) 2 (6) 3 (1) 4 (8) 5 (7) 6 (9) 7 (11) 8 (12) 9 (2) 10(5) 11(3) 12(4) NOVICE STAKES (5); winner £3,881; 1m. (12 runners) 1/P- COME ON COME ON 313 C Cox 4-10-4 ....... A Kirby 4-7 BARRSBROOK 60 G L Moore 4-10-0......... H Crouch 4 SHINING VALLEY 18 B Johnson 4-10-0 ... C Shepherd (3) 6 WIMPOLE 30 (T) M Scudamore 5-10-0 .... D Costello FLORAL QUEEN J59 N Mulholland 5-9-9 ........... H Doyle 42 INTENSE PLEASURE 18 H Palmer 3-8-11. J Gordon 7 MOZZAFIATO 14 J Gosden 3-8-11 .............. A Atzeni -426 PASSING CLOUDS 37 M Attwater 3-8-11......... K Fox 5- QUALITY SEEKER 132 Ed Walker 3-8-11.... L Keniry THEYDON SPIRIT H Spiller 3-8-11 ................ J Quinn 4 WARBURTON 29 (BF) C Appleby 3-8-11..... W Buick 00- SNATTY DANCER 125 H Morrison 3-8-6 S De Sousa Passing Clouds l 99, Intense Pleasure 96. 6-4 Warburton, 7-2 Intense Pleasure, 6 Mozzafiato, 7 Come On Come On, 10 Quality Seeker, 12 Passing Clouds 7.15 1 (8) 2 (12) 3 (1) 4 (4) 5 (5) 6 (2) 7 (9) 8 (6) 9 (3) 10 (7) 11 (10) 12 (11) MAIDEN (6); winner £3,234; 1m 3f. (12 runners) 00- CATHERINETHEGRACE 81 J Fox 4-10-0. T Marquand CHAMPAGNE REEF J16 J Feilden 4-10-0. T Whelan 5-3 I’M A BELIEVER 11 (H) M Channon 4-10-0 C Bishop 9- UPTOWN GIRL 83 L Pearce 4-10-0............. J Haynes 5 ANNIE MAE 37 A Balding 3-8-7 .................. R Hornby -234 BARBARA VILLIERS 46 M Johnston 3-8-7 J Fanning 353- DEADLY REEL 139 (BH) A Watson 3-8-7 E Greatrex 70- FOLIES BERGERES 153 J Portman 3-8-7 N Currie (5) 66- INDIA 158 M Bell 3-8-7 ................................ D Probert 9-27 POLAR LIGHT 14 (P) D Elsworth 3-8-7 .... D Egan (3) 490- STORM JAZZ 142 R Brisland 3-8-7 ..... N Garbutt (3) 7 STRICTLY MAGIC 28 D M Simcock 3-8-7 .. M Dwyer Polar Light l 99, Barbara Villiers 98, Deadly Reel 98. 15-8 Deadly Reel, 7-2 Barbara Villiers, 6 India, 7 Polar Light HANDICAP (4); winner £6,469; 7f. (11 runners) 47 GOING: STANDARD TEMPLEGATE 5.45............................................................Lunar Deity 6.15.............................................................West Wing 6.45 .....................................................Quality Seeker 7.15....................................................Barbara Villiers 7.45 ...................................................................Repton 8.15 ......................................................Born To Finish 8.45..........................................................Billy’s Boots 9.15.................................................................Aumerle TOM PEPPER 5.45........................................................Scottish Glen 6.15 .....................................................Dark Crocodile 6.45 ............................................................Mozzafiato 7.15...........................................................Deadly Reel 7.45....................................................................Shyron 8.15..................................................Dark Side Dream 8.45 ....................................................NEW RICH (nap) 9.15.............................................................Unblinking nTIC-TAC: R-H AW Polytrack. nDRAW: No advantage. nBEST TRAINERS (2013-2018): C Appleby 72-265, J Gosden 69-323, R Hannon 58-512, R Beckett 55-318. THIS SEASON: A Watson 6, S Dow 5, M Bell 4. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): A Kirby 113795, L Morris 98-1040, J Doyle 78-353, W Buick 68-289. THIS SEASON: F Berry 7, O Murphy 7, E Greatrex 6. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Barbara Villiers (7.15) & Medici Banchiere (7.45) trained at Leyburn. Round trip of 490 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nJACKPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON RUK 8.15 HANDICAP (4); winner £6,469; 6f. (12 runners) 1 (5) 1-71 SPARKALOT 54 (CD) S Dow 4-9-7............... L Morris 2 (10) 451- RELATED 148 (B;CD) P Midgley 8-9-7...... O Murphy 3 (6) 06-5 LITTLE PALAVER 28 (CD) C Cox 6-9-7......... A Kirby 4 (1) 244/ MERHOOB 527 (BF,D) J Ryan 6-9-5 ........... R Powell 5 (7) 15-2 DARK SIDE DREAM 18 (P;CD) C Dwyer 6-9-4. S De Sousa 6 (9) 2142 BORN TO FINISH 13 (P;CD) J Osborne 5-9-3. D Costello 7 (11) 337- NINJAGO 134 (CD) P Midgley 8-9-2 .......... J Fanning 8 (12) 30-5 BAHAMIAN DOLLAR 21 (D) P Evans 5-9-2... F Berry 9 (3) 07-6 TUNDRA 28 (D) A Carson 4-9-1 ....................... R Tate 10 (8) 5-31 GLORY OF PARIS 11 (C,D) B Millman 4-9-1 W Carson 11 (4) 2121 BERNIE’S BOY 7 (P;C,D) P McEntee 5-8-12 N Currie (5) 12 (2) 0-32 MAJOR VALENTINE 32 (CD) J O’Shea 6-8-10 B Robinson (5) Major Valentine l 99, Related 98, Sparkalot 97. 3 Sparkalot, 11-2 Born To Finish, 6 Dark Side Dream, 7 Related, 8 Bernie’s Boy, 10 Glory of Paris, Major Valentine 8.45 HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105; 6f. (12 runners) 1 (5) 80-1 MAJOR ASSAULT 23 (D) M Salaman 5-9-7 F Norton 2 (9) 4-79 COMPTON ABBEY 46 B Johnson 4-9-7 C Shepherd (3) 3 (3) -028 NAG’S WAG 6 (CD) C Dore 5-9-6............... J Fanning 4 (12) -152 NEW RICH 5 (V;CD) E J-Houghton 8-9-6 . E Greatrex 5 (11) 53-7 MAGIC APPROACH 35 (D) J Bridger 4-9-5 M Godwin (3) 6 (10) 400- HIGGY’S HEARTBEAT 174 D Ivory 4-9-5 J Duern (3) 7 (7) 237- HOME AGAIN 300 (BF) J Farrelly 5-9-4... S Donohoe 8 (2) -372 NOBLE DEED 23 (P;CD) M Attwater 8-9-4 ....... K Fox 9 (4) -315 DALNESS EXPRESS 51 (T;CD) J O’Shea 5-9-4. L Morris 10 (6) /3-9 BATAKA 16 (P) L McJannet 4-9-3 ........ N Garbutt (3) 11 (8) 4380 BURAUQ 5 (V;CD) J Bradley 6-9-3.............. J Gordon 12 (1) 2-73 BILLY’S BOOTS 18 (P) J R Jenkins 4-9-0.... S De Sousa Dalness Express l 99, Billy’s Boots 98, Burauq 97. 7-2 Major Assault, 5 New Rich, Noble Deed, 7 Billy’s Boots 9.15 HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105; 2m. (14 runners) 1 (11) 034- REPTON 145 R Hannon 4-9-9......................... J Doyle 2 (7) 2-82 UNFORGIVING MINUTE 42 (CD) J Butler 7-9-9 A Kirby 3 (5) 4302 SHYRON 14 (D) G Margarson 7-9-8 ......... J Elliott (5) 4 (9) -689 INTRANSIGENT 14 (VH;CD) A Balding 9-9-7 J Bryan (5) 5 (8) 5-02 POETIC FORCE 46 (T) A Carroll 4-9-6 .... G Downing 6 (4) 5312 ARNARSON 13 (P;D) E Dunlop 4-9-5.......... M Harley 7 (3) 2514 SPARE PARTS 6 (CD) P McEntee 4-9-5 N Currie (5) 8 (1) 4113 OUTER SPACE 26 (P;CD) J Flint 7-9-4...... W Cox (5) 9 (6) 35-0 PLANT POT POWER 14 (CD) R Hughes 4-9-0. S W Kelly 10 (2) 5259 MEDICI BANCHIERE 26 (BH) K Burke 4-8-13 S De Sousa 11 (10) 3-61 MAGIC MIRROR 30 (P;CD) M Rimell 5-8-8 R Hornby 1 (7) 3-03 RAHMAH 48 G Deacon 6-9-12 .................... J Gordon 2 (11) 13-2 THREE COLOURS RED 14 (P) R Stephens 6-9-12 J Watson (7) 3 (13) 116/ LE TORRENT 681 S Dow 6-9-12............ T Marquand 4 (10) 0-51 DEEBAJ 56 (D) G L Moore 6-9-12................ Doubtful 5 (4) 61-2 AUMERLE 64 (BF,CD) S Lycett 6-9-11 ........ L Morris 6 (1) 95-7 GOLLY MISS MOLLY 30 (B;CD) M Bosley 7-9-11 M Harley 7 (6) 3346 FITZWILLY 30 (D) M Channon 8-9-11.. P Bradley (5) 8 (8) /96- DALASIRI 102 (P,T) J Farrelly 9-9-10 ....... T Clark (3) 9 (3) /48- CHIVERS J108 D Steele 7-9-9 .................... D Probert 10 (14) -212 NAVAJO STAR 26 (V;BF,D) R Brisland 4-9-8 D Egan (3) 11 (2) 885- UNBLINKING 91 N Twiston-Davies 5-9-3 ..... L Keniry 12 (12) 7-78 NIGHT GENERATION 48 (P,T;D) C Gordon 6-8-13 C Bishop 13 (9) 17-4 GENERAL ALLENBY 77 (B,E,H;D) H Tett 4-8-11 K Fox 14 (5) 65-3 PERCY THROWER 35 S-J Davies 4-8-10 .... K O’Neill 4 Unforgiving Minute, 9-2 Magic Mirror, 6 Shyron, 7 Arnarson, 8 Poetic Force, 10 Repton, Outer Space 7-2 Aumerle, 9-2 Navajo Star, 11-2 Three Colours Red, 10 Rahmah, 12 Le Torrent, 14 Unblinking, 16 Fitzwilly 7.45 Medici Banchiere l 99, Intransigent 98. TEMPLEGATE WHISKY THE TIPPLE H LET’s raise a glass to WHISKEY CHASER (nap) in Haydock’s 4.20. He won over today’s track and trip in December and has been running over further since. Marathon distances don’t seem to suit him as well as today’s trip and he likes testing ground. DOC CARVER (3.50 Haydock, nb) went close in a novice race at Bangor in January and was moving well when falling at Towcester the following month. The drying ground was against him last time and I’m expecting better with today’s conditions in his favour. TREATY OF ROME (3.05 Southwell treble) ran well over seven furlongs last month. His last two wins came over this course and distance. H H Aumerle l 99, Unblinking 97. BOX CLEVER nTRAINERTRACE: CHEPSTOW 2.50 Another Emotion R O’Leary to W Greatrex, 4.30 No No Mac I Duncan to T Vaughan. HAYDOCK No qualifiers. KEMPTON 5.45 Caramuru R Hannon to J Santos, 6.15 Ragstone Ridge R Hughes to M McGrath, 7.15 Storm Jazz E Dunlop to R Brisland, 8.45 Home Again L Carter to J Farrelly. SOUTHWELL 3.05 Amazing Grazing R C Guest to R Bastiman, 3.05 Kings Academy P Cole to J Mackie. nHOT TRAINERS: C Appleby 9 winners from 21 runners; M Scudamore 4 from 10; A Watson 5 from 12. nHOT JOCKEYS: B Curtis 7 wins from 22 rides; N Scholfield 6 from 16; S Bowen 5 from 17. nJOB JOCKEYS: KEMPTON H Doyle rides Floral Queen (6.45) for N Mulholland, 5 winners from 9 rides, 56%. F Norton rides Major Assault (8.45) for M Salaman, 4 from 12, 33%. SOUTHWELL R Scott rides Greeneyedafghan (5.15) for W Muir, 3 from 10, 30%. P J McDonald rides Grey Charlie (4.10) for I Furtado, 3 from 12, 25%. CHEPSTOW T Dowling rides Georgieshore (4.30), Finnegan’s Garden (5.05) for Z Davison, 7 from 22, 32%. HAYDOCK R Chapman rides Solid Strike (4.20) for P Collins, 5 from 12, 42%. B Hughes rides Hills Of Dubai (3.15), Snougar (3.50) for D McCain, 22 from 72, 31%. F Gregory rides Calipso Collonges (4.55) for O Murphy, 13 from 48, 27%. 48 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 WARRINGTON and P old foes Bradford could clash in rugby league’s Challenge Cup. The fifth-round draw has paired the Wolves, winners in 2009, 2010 and 2012, with the Bulls, now in League One, or Hunslet. Ties will be played on the weekend of April 20-22. 2GM D F11 HAMILTON WARNED BOARD GAMES . . . Lewis Hamilton enjoys snowboarding in Japan BROWNE . . . drug tests Lucas lets hair down Ron one in million By OSCAR PAUL LUCAS BROWNE says hair tests and lie detectors prove he is no cheat. The Australian takes on Brit Dillian Whyte, 29, at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday. Browne, 38, failed two drug tests in 2016. He disputed his first ban and Browne blamed his second fail on a supplement not declaring certain ingredients. He said: “It looks like I’m a two-time cheat. “I’ve done hair follicle and lie detector tests to prove I’m not. “I’m back and ready to kick start it again.” The ex-Mixed Martial Arts fighter is unbeaten since going pro in 2009. Billy Joe Saunders, 28, has postponed his WBO middleweight title defence. He was due to fight fellow Englishman Martin Murray, 35, on April 14 at the O2 Arena — but it has been moved to June 23 after Saunders injured his hand in training. By HECTOR NUNNS RONNIE O’SULLIVAN raced into the quarter-finals of the Players Championship in Llandudno with a 6-1 win over Graeme Dott. Claiming the £125,000 first prize would see him close in on becoming the first player to win £1million in a season. The Rocket has already bagged almost £670,000, with the big-money China Open and World Championship to come. O’Sullivan (above), 42, will now face China’s No 1 Ding Junhui today. Ryan Day made it 12 wins in a row as he beat Mark Selby 6-3 to earn a lasteight spot against fellow Welshman Mark Williams. WEST HAM’S P London Stadium could host Europe’s first regular-season Major League Baseball fixture. League chiefs are working to finalise two games between Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees in June 2019. Red Sox owner John Henry said: “Hopefully it will become a reality.” No loans for North GEORGE NORTH got a slap on the wrist but will stay at Northampton until the end of the season. Saints disciplined the Welsh winger, 25, for missing training ahead of this month’s defeat by Sale when boss Alan Gaffney suggested North did not want to play. But North (right) has had no offers to go on loan before he quits Saints in June. BILLY VUNIPOLA is losing his race to be fit for Saracens’ Champions Cup quarter-final at Leinster on Sunday week. The No 8 broke an arm in January and boss Mark McCall said: “If he’s not right, we won’t risk him.” WEBBER FEARS IT’S SNOW JOKE FOR LEW EXTREME sports fanatic EXCLUSIVE by BEN HUNT Lewis Hamilton has been warned he is running the times. But Lewis gets off on risk of a career-threatening that, and that’s what it is like. “You have to do some sport. injury. You cannot spend all the time The reigning Formula One world champion is set to sign a mega £120million deal with Mercedes this week. It is understood the new contract will let Hamilton, 33, continue with his extra-curricular activities, including skidoo riding and snowboarding. But former Red Bull ace Mark Webber fears Hamilton's love of adrenalin-fuelled activities could be putting his career in jeopardy. Webber broke his leg in a cycling accident during the off-season in 2008 and believes four-time champ Hamilton needs to start looking after himself. The Aussie said: “I am not in Lewis’ camp, but I’d be concerned because I get very uncomfortable when I see him on skidoos. “There is plenty of time to do that later — I know that because I dodged a bullet in my career. “It happens fast and he has such an amazing opportunity. “It is hard to see it at the end of your nose and I just hope he is not running that tightrope a bit too tight at to do something was only going to be a negative in their mind rather than giving them the freedom to make sure they would perform at their best in the car. “When you get to a high level and you have that respect for people who know how to deliver — you don’t need to have boundaries.” n Channel 4 is the home of free-to-air coverage of Formula 1 in the UK with live coverage of ten Grands Prix and comprehensive highlights of every race weekend. Watch highlights of the Australian Grand Prix this Sunday. Wolff’s Ferrari fear WOLFF . . . purist MERCEDES chief Toto Wolff has warned F1 owners Liberty Media: Don’t mess with Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne — or else. Wolff is worried the Italian team will quit to form a breakaway series. The German said: “I’d strongly encourage all the sport’s stakeholders not to provoke him. Marchionne From BEN HUNT in Melbourne has a clear vision of what F1 should represent for Ferrari, a purist sport that isn’t a shopping channel. “F1 has a certain DNA and it needs to stick to its roots. So, don’t mess with Sergio. F1 needs Ferrari much more than Ferrari needs F1.” CALM CASEY’S ON COURSE BRIT No 3 Cameron P Norrie is one win away from the tennis world’s top 100. Norrie, 22, beat the USA’s Patrick Kypson 6-7 6-3 6-1 to reach the first round of the Miami Open this week. Heather Watson lost 7-6 6-2 in round one of the women’s singles to Beatriz Haddad Maia. in the gym or wrapped up in cotton wool. “But we all think we are invincible and why we sometimes end up smashing ourselves up.” Former British driver David Coulthard says he understands IS why Hamilton (right) allowed to get his excitement fix — because it helps keep him at his best. Ahead of the season’s F1 opener in Melbourne this weekend, the Channel 4 pundit said: “When I was at Williams my contract stipulated that if I was feeling like I had an upset tummy, then I was not allowed to fart without a medical support officer there, just in case. “But when I was at McLaren, I was skiing with Mika Hakkinen and team chief Ron Dennis. “Ron’s theory was, and he had worked with champions Ayrton Senna, Niki Lauda and Alain Prost, that drivers were self-motivated and would do whatever it takes to get in that car. “Telling them that they had From DAVID FACEY in Austin PAUL CASEY is playing down security concerns ahead of this There’s trouble around week’s Dell World Match Play worries. the world. I’ve never been one for Championship in Austin. stressing about things. CASEY . . . no concerns Four bombs have exploded in the Texan city in recent weeks, leaving two dead. United States authorities are also investigating whether a parcel bomb that detonated at a FedEx depot 65 miles away is connected to a suspected serial bomber. But Casey, 40, said: “I have no “Having grown up in London, where security’s always been a concern, I got more worried about people crashing into me, too busy texting on their phones on the way to the golf course, than to worry about something like that.” A statement from the PGA Tour read: “Our security advisers are working with law enforcement agencies to monitor, review and evaluate the situation and implement procedures as needed.” First up for Casey today in the round robin qualifiers is American Russell Henley. Casey’s fellow Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood and Ian Poulter go head to head in their four-man group. l US Open champion Brooks Koepka will miss The Masters with an ongoing wrist injury. Canelo in jabs row GENNADY GOLOVKIN has accused Canelo Alvarez of injecting himself before their controversial draw last September. The pair are set for a Las Vegas middleweight rematch on May 5 — providing Mexican Alvarez, 27, is not suspended after testing positive for banned substance Clenbuterol earlier this month. Kazakh king Golovkin, 35, said: “It was pretty obvious, Alvarez’s muscles had visible injections. “Take a look at the photos and ask a doctor. “It’s not just a problem for Canelo. This drug has been found before in other athletes in Mexico, they should have known.” Froome’s Lapp slap CHRIS FROOME will go into May’s Giro D’Italia with a doping charge still hanging over his head. That is according to the head of world cycling David Lappartient, who believes the complexity of the case will delay a verdict. Team Sky leader Froome, 32, returned a positive test for elevated levels of salbutamol en route to winning La Vuelta. He is seeking a third successive Grand Tour title after claiming his fourth Tour de France title last July and a first La Vuelta crown in September. Lappartient said: “I said I hoped for a verdict before the Giro but I’m not sure that will be the case.” JOSHUA EXCLUSIVE 1GM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... Jim White interviews Anthony Joshua, live from the training camp. Only on talkSPORT. Today from 10am. 1089/1053AM • DAB Radio • App • talkSPORT.com 49 50 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org ERIC’S HOME ERIC DIER seems to think we can’t have it both ways. “One minute Wembley is bad for us, the next minute Wembley is good for us,” says the Tottenham midfielder (below). But we can, actually. Wembley was bad for Spurs while they were getting used to the place — they lost more points there in August than in all of last season at White Hart Lane. Now that they feel completely at home there, though, it is a major advantage that they will play their FA Cup semifinal against Manchester United at Wembley. The devaluation of the national stadium is one of the prime reasons for the FA Cup’s declining status. This season Barnsley, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Apoel Nicosia, AFC Wimbledon, Newport, Rochdale plus every Premier League team will have played there. But it’s not just an issue of Tottenham’s tenancy. More club grounds than ever are capable of staging neutral semi-finals. The FA should scrap Wembley semis for good and make the place feel special again. IT was a simply P disastrous Six Nations for Eddie Jones but spare us the faux outrage over the England coach’s year-old comments about the ‘scummy’ Irish and ‘s**t’ Wales. The RFU employed a gobby Aussie and they are getting a gobby Aussie. GRIN ’N BEAR IT BREAKING NEWS . . . Claude Puel’s voice has got even quieter since the last time I was in attendance at one of his press conferences. It is now absolutely impossible to hear a single word the Leicester boss utters from only five yards away. Could the Frenchman not whisper his answers into the ear of Leicester’s press officer, in the manner of Sooty (above) and Matthew Corbett? SOME will ‘tokenism’ P hearing news cry on that every England team, through the age groups to the seniors, are to employ a black or minority ethnic coach. But some of us said the same when every England sporting team seemed obliged to employ a member of the Neville family . . . 1GM Tweet @davekidd_ Dave Kidd CHIEF SPORTS WRITER are done for now Jose It’s not that they languish even further behind City in terms of artistic merit. It won’t be the depressing manner of their Champions League exit against Sevilla, either. Nor even the way United’s self-serving manager tried to dress up that defeat as being true to the formbook, given the recent records of the two clubs. Apparently only us ‘idealists and idiots’ in the media reckoned United should have beaten Sevilla, despite £300million being spent on players since Mourinho’s arrival and Alexis Sanchez being paid half a million a week. No, what will do for Mourinho was the verbal arson which followed Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final victory over Brighton at Old Trafford. That was the game-changer. When Mourinho started talking down the club’s assets in such brutal, public fashion, the alarm bells really started clanging in United’s boardroom. Yes folks, it’s ‘palpable discord’ time again. That was the phrase used by Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo to explain the breakdown in relationship between Mourinho and his players, which led to his sacking in December 2015. And on Saturday night, it was even more palpable still. Not for the first time, Mourinho singled out Luke Shaw for his most vicious criticism. A £33m player is heading for the bargain bucket, as far as potential suitors are concerned. But it wasn’t just Shaw. It was the rest of the United team, except for Nemanja Matic. Mourinho claimed the Serb was an ‘island’ surrounded by a ‘lack of personality, class and desire’ — a scathing attack on every other member of his team. And this after he’d continued to freeze out United’s most expensive signing, £89m Paul Pogba, and axed top earner Sanchez. Elite modern players hate these rare public monsterings. They tend to live in roped-off worlds, with agents and PR men constantly whispering sweet ego-boosting nothings into their ears even when they are playing like drains. And yet losing the dressing room isn’t really what’s going to kill Mourinho at United. It’s talking down the value of that dressing room which will do the trick. United’s directors, even more than those of other Premier League clubs, are obsessed with commercial worth. They will not stand for Mourinho devaluing the club’s players. Of course, speaking the truth is now KP’S BAD DAY IN SHARJAH last Thursday, a team called Quetta Gladiators lost by six wickets to Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League. After scoring seven runs, Kevin Pietersen was caught behind off the medium-pace bowling of Faheem Ashraf — and that was that. With a remarkable absence of fanfare, this was the end of probably the most colourful and controversial career in English cricket history. As a player, 37-year-old KP deserved a more illustrious send-off. As a bloke, maybe not. ONE victory over League One Wigan P means Mark Hughes will now lead Southampton out at Wembley in an FA Cup semi-final. And, having taken over with Saints in 17th, he stands to pocket a seven-figure bonus if they end the season in 17th. It really is nice work if you can get it. Choo all deserve a refund By GRAEME BRYCE CARDIFF chief executive Ken Choo wants Derby to fully compensate his fans for Sunday’s postponed game at Pride Park. Choo stoked up the war of words when he demanded Derby cough up travelling expenses for the 2,700 Bluebirds supporters who made the wasted journey. That would set Derby back around £50,000 — on top of the £200,000 they lost due to cancelled TV revenue and catering. The Rams have promised to refund the cost of the £10 tickets but Choo told Sky Sports News: “The very least Derby can do is reimburse our fans for their tickets and their travel. “The weather was far worse in Wales than in Derby, yet thousands of our fans were on their way. Derby have to do the right thing and agree to compensate our fans.” VERBAL ASSAULT ON STARS WILL BE FINAL STRAW IT’S not the fact Manchester United trail Manchester City by 16 points that will do for Jose Mourinho. CHOO . . . fuming the cardinal sin in football. Even journalists berate people in the game for talking to newspapers these days. So when a manager dares to openly criticise his own expensively-assembled squad, that’s when the machetes get sharpened. And the most worrying thing for United is that Mourinho was being truthful in what he said about Shaw (below) — and in what he implied about many others. Whatever Mourinho’s own faults, too many lavishly-paid players have seriously underperformed. But by calling them out publicly he sounds like a manager stepping up his bid for a pay-off. It has long since seemed that Mourinho knows he has no hope of catching Pep Guardiola’s City next season and fancies a move to Paris Saint-Germain. The new contract he recently signed at United, just like the one he agreed shortly before leaving Chelsea 27 months ago, was little more than a smokescreen. And now United’s directors realise their turbulent priest will have to be strong-armed out of his pulpit. A manager leaving a club by ‘mutual consent’ is usually the biggest lie in football. When Mourinho exits Old Trafford, never will a truer word have been spoken. SNOW DODGY DERBY have been asked by the Football League for their ‘observations’ on the postponement of Sunday’s clash with Cardiff. The controversial decision to call off the Championship game was labelled a ‘disgrace’ by Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock. Most people — including Warnock — observed that there was no snow on the pitch and precious little outside Pride Park. They might also observe that Derby’s injury list was particularly lengthy . . . THERE’S a new king of the Kop. Mo Salah is setting his sights on the Premier League Golden Boot. The forward has 28 goals already in a truly special season so far. Steven Gerrard managed 120 topflight goals in a glittering career for the Reds. But Salah is 7/4 with Sun Bets to surpass the Anfield legend. Real Madrid are already sniffing around and they are 8/1 with Sun Bets to sign him in the summer. Egyptian Salah’s heroics have also placed him firmly in the picture for the Ballon d’Or. He is fifth favourite with Sun Bets at 14/1 to scoop the award. DIAMOND: Mo Salah to score more than 120 Premier League goals for Liverpool, 7/4 with Sun Bets. NEXT BEST: The Reds ace to sign for Real Madrid before the start of 2018-19 season, Sun Bets 8/1. LONGSHOT: Salah to win the 2018 Ballon d’Or is 14/1 with Sun Bets. 18+ T&Cs apply. Odds subject to change. INCREDIBALE JOURNEY NEY FLYING WINGER Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... 51 LEAGUE ONE THE MELEE . . . players wade in to O’Toole and Ogogo scrap Abu, O’Toole had to gogo Northampton....1 Shrewsbury....1 Gareth’s dash to join Giggs By PHIL CADDEN GARETH BALE showed his commitment to Wales by training FOUR HOURS after his near 7,500-mile trip from Monday morning. Madrid to China. former Spurs star The Real Madrid superstar took THREE flights to join the first session under new boss Ryan Giggs at the Guangxi Sports Centre in Nanning. Bale, 28, began his dash from Spain on Sunday night after scoring in Real’s 6-3 win over Girona at the Bernabeu. He flew by private jet from Madrid to Luton before staying at a hotel in Richmond, West London. Bale’s whistle-stop trip then saw him travel first class alongside team-mate Adam Matthews on a tenand-a-half-hour flight from Heathrow to Guangzhou on 2 1 The was mobbed by Chinese fans on arrival before waiting in a VIP lounge for his fourand-a-half-hour connection. After making the 7,426mile trip, Bale eventually arrived in Nanning at midday local time yesterday. And after a quick stop at the team hotel — with more fanatical fans waiting to greet him — he trained with his pals as they prepare for their China Cup opener against the hosts here tomorrow. Bale has not played for Wales since facing Moldova last September. He missed the last four internationals including the By GRAHAM HILL SHREWS skipper Abu Ogogo and Cobblers ace John-Joe O’Toole were both sent off after an astonishing second-half punch-up. crucial 1-0 defeat to Republic of Ireland which ended their World Cup dreams. Chris Gunter will overtake the late Gary Speed as Wales’ most-capped outfield player if he wins his 86th cap against Marcello Lippi’s Chinese outfit, ranked 65th in the world. The 28-year-old Reading full-back said: “It would be quite special to me because of that and who I would move above. “I’ve said before, Gary doesn’t need anybody to talk about his name because of what he did for Welsh football and the way he is looked upon back home. “I’m absolutely honoured to get to that number and to say I’ve represented my country that many times. “The journey along the way has given me some of the best days of my life.” The duo brawled on the floor on 64 minutes as players from both sides jumped into the scrap. And tempers almost erupted again on the touchline as the duo made their way off. They had to be kept apart as they continued to exchange angry words and square up. Shrews boss Paul Hurst said: “Both sets of players got involved — PADDY MADDEN and Jordy some to make it worse, Hiwula breathed life into some to resolve things.” Fleetwood’s bid to retain Town took the lead just before the break when their League One status. And boss John Sheridan Shay Facey bagged his first goal since signing said: “It was the worst we from Manchester City have played since I came in January. to the club and we’ve The Shrews levelled ended up winning 2-0!” just minutes after the Madden headed in the dismissals as Jon Nolan first on 63 minutes and scored with a superb sub Hiwula wrapped it up first-time shot from the in the last minute with a edge of the area. Cobblers boss Jimmy close-range finish. Floyd Hasselbaink said: Dale boss Keith Hill “I want to see the foot- said: “It looks as though age. I can’t tell you what the players are not trying happened. There was a but they are, they are tussle, I don’t know what trying harder!” the referee saw.” Rochdale...........0 Fleetwood.........2 The Wales star arrives in China Heathrow o LEAGUE TWO Port Vale..................0 Exeter..................1 Yesterday, Midday Madrid *Chinese time 4 Nanning, Guangxi 3 Guangzhou Sunday, 10.45pm *Spanish time Bale nets as Real see off Girona Bale gets straight into training for match with China Three ﬂights and 7,426 miles later SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES FOOTBALL SKY BET LEAGUE ONE N’THAMPTON(1) 1 SHREWSBURY(0) 1 Facey 45 Nolan 67 Att: 4,788 ROCHDALE (0) 0 FLEETWOOD (0) 2 Att: 2,403 Madden 63 Hiwula 90 P W D L F A Pts Blackburn .....37 22 10 5 70 35 76 Shrewsbury..37 22 9 6 50 28 75 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 Fleetwood .... 37 11 9 17 48 57 42 AFC Wim’don.37 11 9 17 37 48 42 Oldham..........36 10 10 16 50 62 40 N’thampton..38 10 10 18 36 61 40 MK Dons ........ 37 9 11 17 37 51 38 Rochdale.......35 7 13 15 34 44 34 Bury...............37 7 9 21 31 55 30 SKY BET LEAGUE TWO CREWE (1) 3 FOREST GRN (0) 1 Bowery 44, 61 Grubb 64 Kirk 59 Att: 3,274 MORECAMBE (0) 0 COLCHESTER (0) 0 Att: 893 PORT VALE (0) 0 EXETER Att: 3,138 Storey 24 (1) 1 LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Brechin 0 Dunfermline 3; Dundee Utd 2 Queen of South 3. LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Airdrieonians 2 Alloa 2; Albion 2 Ayr 3. LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Edinburgh City 0 Clyde 3; Elgin 0 Stirling 2; Stenhousemuir 1 Cowdenbeath 2. VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Solihull Moors 2 Bromley 0. VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Alfreton Tn 0 AFC Telford 1; Chorley 3 Spennymoor Tn 1; FC United of Manchester 1 Gainsboro 0; North Ferriby 1 Salford City 1; Stockport 1 Boston Utd 0. VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Bognor Regis 1 Welling 3; Chippenham 1 Concord Rangers 2; East Thurrock 2 Poole Tn 2; Hampton & Richmond 3 Hungerford Tn 1; Truro City 1 Havant & Waterlooville 0; Weston-S-Mare 0 St Albans 2. SKY BET LEAGUE TWO P Accrington ... 37 Luton.............38 Notts Co........38 Wycombe......37 Mansfield......37 Exeter ........... 37 Coventry.......37 Lincoln City...37 Swindon........37 Carlisle .......... 38 Newport Co .. 37 Crawley.........37 Colchester .... 38 Camb Utd......38 Cheltenham..38 Stevenage .... 37 Yeovil ............ 37 Morecambe .. 37 Crewe............38 Port Vale.......38 Forest Grn.....38 Grimsby.........38 Chesterfield . 36 Barnet...........38 W 23 20 18 19 16 19 18 16 19 15 13 15 13 13 11 11 11 9 12 9 10 9 8 7 D 5 11 12 9 15 6 7 12 3 11 14 8 13 11 12 11 9 13 4 11 7 10 7 9 YESTERDAY, 4PM L 9 7 8 9 6 12 12 9 15 12 10 14 12 14 15 15 17 15 22 18 21 19 21 22 F 64 79 60 70 56 47 43 53 58 55 47 44 46 38 53 50 47 37 47 41 45 32 37 34 A 40 40 39 52 38 40 31 40 55 48 47 46 43 50 54 55 57 47 62 54 67 57 65 56 Pts 74 71 66 66 63 63 61 60 60 56 53 53 52 50 45 44 42 40 40 38 37 37 31 30 BOSTIK PREMIER - Burgess Hill Tn 1 Dorking Wanderers 3; Leiston 2 Tonbridge Angels 0; Lowestoft Tn 1 Dulwich 3; Staines Tn 4 Hendon 0. EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Hereford FC 1 Frome Tn 0; Kettering 4 Royston Tn 1; St Ives Tn 1 Slough 4; Stratford Tn 1 Tiverton 2. Off - Basingstoke v B Stortford (due to snow); Kings Langley v Biggleswade Tn (due to a waterlogged pitch). EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Altrincham 1 Mickleover Sports 1; Nantwich Tn 2 Stalybridge 3; Warrington Tn 4 Hednesford 1; Witton Alb 1 Stourbridge 0; Workington 2 Shaw Lane 0. Off - Buxton v Ashton Utd (due to snow). RUGBY UNION SWALEC CUP: Quarter-finals - Bedwas 14 Newport 43; Merthyr 21 Pontypool 6. RUGBY LEAGUE LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP: 4th Rd Featherstone 68 North Wales 6; Halifax 6 Oldham 27. 5TH RD DRAW - Warrington v Hunslet or Bradford, Toronto v Barrow, Widnes v Coventry or Pilkington Recs, Leigh v London Broncos, Whitehaven v Rochdale, Oldham v Hull KR, Doncaster v Featherstone, York v Catalans. To be played Apr 21/22. TENNIS ATP & WTA MIAMI OPEN (Florida, USA): Women: 1st Rd - A Tomljanovic (Aus) bt L Tsurenko (Ukr) 3-6 6-4 7-5; C McHale (US) bt K Kanepi (Est) 1-3 ret; B Haddad Maia (Bra) bt H Watson 7-6 6-2; A Sasnovich (Blr) bt Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 1-6 7-6 7-5; A Anisimova (US) bt W Qiang (Chn) 6-3 1-6 6-2; C Liu (US) bt W Osuigwe (US) 6-3 6-1; A Van Uytvanck (Bel) bt K Bondarenko (Ukr) 6-7 7-5 6-1. SNOOKER LADBROKES PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (Llandudno): 1st Rd - R Day bt M Selby 6-3; M Williams bt Y Bingtao (Chn) 6-2; R O’Sullivan bt G Dott 6-1; N Robertson (Aus) bt L Brecel (Bel) 6-2. ICE HOCKEY ELITE LEAGUE - Nottingham 2 Fife 1. TODAY’S SPORT SKY BET LEAGUE ONE Walsall v Wigan......................7.45 SKY BET LEAGUE TWO Crawley Town v Wycombe...7.45 VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Barrow v Hartlepool (7.45), Maidstone Utd v Macclesfield (7.45). BOSTIK PREMIER - Leatherhead v Needham Market (7.45). EUROPEAN U-19 CH’SHIP: Elite Rd: Group 2 - Hungary v England (1.0). RUGBY UNION: SWALEC Cup: Quarterfinals - Bargoed v Ebbw Vale (7.15), Cross Keys v Llandovery (7.30). GOLF (to Mar 25): WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play (Austin, Texas, USA). ICE HOCKEY: Elite League - Belfast v Milton Keynes (7.0), Cardiff v Manchester (7.30), Fife v Sheffield (7.30), Guildford v Dundee (8.0). ROOKIE defender Jordan Storey bagged his first senior goal to boost Exeter’s play-off hopes. He fired home acrobatically on 24 minutes as the Grecians bounced back from Saturday’s defeat at Morecambe. And boss Paul Tisdale said: “It’s great to get back to winning ways.” Vale are yet to win this year and manager Neil Aspin added: “It’s been a long time without a win but we’ve picked up points and you have to look at the positives.” Crewe..............3 Forest Green..............1 BOSS Dave Artell hailed two-goal Jordan Bowery a “Colossus” after Crewe eased relegation fears. The former Villa striker headed home a minute before the break and hit a late third. Artell said: “Jordan was the best player on the pitch by a country mile. He was phenomenal.” Charlie Kirk made it 2-0 on the hour, Dale Grubb got a late reply. Rovers chief Mark Cooper rapped: “I could have taken ten of them off!” Morecambe.........0 Colchester.........0 JUST 893 fans turned out at the Globe Arena — and those who stayed away must be glad they did. The smallest EFL crowd of the season, including 52 on a 600-mile round-trip from Essex, saw a shocker. Even Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was forced to admit: “It wasn’t a great game.” Shrimps’ Barry Roche kept out Brennan Dickenson’s second-half free kick. But Colchester chief John McGreal added: “It was a difficult night on a difficult pitch.” Maam’s the word STEVENAGE have named their former striker and assistant Dino Maamria, 46, as the League Two club’s new manager. The Tunisian (left) leaves Nuneaton Town to replace sacked Darren Sarll. Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace said: “I’ve always loved his passion for the club, our fans and for winning football matches.” 52 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 VIEW TO A DILL 2GM WORLD CUP WARM-UP ANDREW DILLON Don’t discount magic of Cup! WIGAN came up with a novel idea to get good press for their ultimately disappointing FA Cup defeat at home to Southampton on Sunday. Check out this amazing offer on the back of the teamsheet handed out to hacks — 5 per cent off all buys over £200 in conjunction with local white goods sellers Pooles Domestics. The only snag is that to qualify for the discount you must stroll into Pooles HQ in Wigan and pronounce loudly to one of the baffled staff: “Latics Teamsheet.” While this may earn you a few quid, it will also confirm to fellow shoppers that you went to watch Wigan. Is the public shame a price worth paying? Anyway, it made me think of some choice puns like Tottenham Hotpoint, Kieron Dryer and, best of all, Bendix Like Beckham? No? I’ll get my coat. P PLENTY of head scratching in Barcelona last week when Chelsea wheeled out Willian for a pre-match press conference — not N’Golo Kante. Turns out the Blues midfielder (left) is so shy he bottled it behind the curtain and club officials had to find a replacement. At least nobody can say that reigning Player of the Year Kante hides on the pitch . . . NOT BRIGHT THE irony was clearly lost on BT Sport during Manchester United’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Brighton on Saturday. The commentator paid tribute to the 5,000 Brighton fans who travelled north through snow — saying it would be the ‘early hours’ before they got home. And why is that? Because the FA and BT Sport put armchair fans before real ones and made it a 7.45pm kick-off. Had it been played earlier then there is a good chance more of Brighton’s 9,000 allocation would have been sold. Lucky those 5,000 did travel, because there were huge swathes of empty red seats at Old Trafford. 74,241? Yeah, right. Static shocker WEST HAM fans have had enough of being labelled hooligans in their ongoing struggle with the club’s board. So instead of pitch invasions, coin throwing and fighting, some have come up with the idea of a ‘static protest’. Not to be confused with ‘static caravans’ they live in. It has been explained to me as a demo where, instead of marching, fans gather much like people do at Speakers’ Corner. Which, boiled down, means standing around and having a go at each other — not to be confused with the team’s defence this season. SHILTON . . . legend Butland No 1 for Shilton By JORDAN DAVIES GOALKEEPING legend Peter Shilton is backing Jack Butland to be No 1 at the World Cup. Gareth Southgate has Joe Hart, Jordan Pickford, Tom Heaton, Nick Pope and Butland to pick from for three spots in Russia. Stoke stopper Butland, 25, has dropped some clangers this term but still gets Shilton’s nod ahead of Everton’s Pickford. The former Potters keeper, 68 — who won a record 125 England caps — told talkSPORT: “At the moment, I would go with Jack Butland. “Stoke are struggling and he’s made a few errors, I saw him make one at Leicester recently. “It was a technique thing, he got too square-on. It should have been side-on for the cross. It wouldn’t have gone in the net. “But he made two fantastic saves as well and people forget that.” Shilton added: “I like Pickford, he’s a confident lad and he gets down very quickly at times. “He’s going to be pushing him, I think. “Nick Pope is inexperienced, that’s his problem. But he’s looking pretty good as well.” I CAN Ex-milkman Pope has PINTS MAKE PRIZES . . . how Nick Pope might have looked in his days on the milkfloat back in Soham RUSSIA 2018 COUNTDOWN 85 DAYS TO GO CAMEROON hero Roger Milla’s goals in the World Cup finals were scored, on average, in the 85th minute. He netted his five tournament strikes in the 47th, 77th, 87th, 106th and 109th minutes — four at Italia ’90 and one four years later in America. Now 65, Milla (right) is one of only five players to score more than once in extra-time in World Cup finals history — along with Leonidas (Brazil), Sandor Kocsis (Hungary), Geoff Hurst (England) and Gerd Muller (W Germany). NICK POPE has shown a lotta bottle to earn his England call-up. Now the one-time milkman is on the doorstep of a place at the World Cup this summer. Pope, 25, started the season as Burnley’s back-up keeper, behind another Three Lions hopeful Tom Heaton. But Heaton’s dislocated shoulder back in September gave Pope his chance. And he delivered so much for the Clarets he gatecrashed Gareth Southgate’s squad for Friday night’s friendly in Holland and the Three Lions’ Wembley date with Italy on Tuesday. Yet Pope was rejected by Ipswich when he was just 16, then played for Bury Town By CHARLIE WYETT Reserves while studying at West Suffolk College and earning a few quid as a milkman in his home town of Soham, Cambridgeshire. He said: “Obviously when you get released by Ipswich at 16, you think making it is a distant possibility. “But I was lucky enough to go to a college and a set-up that suited me down to the ground with the people I met. “That allowed me to play 150 games in three years — something that is impossible in academy football. “It allowed me to get into the men’s game and play men’s football at that young age. That gave me a springboard and helped me grow as a player “I did two years of business marketing and one year of sports science. I had a couple of jobs alongside — on a milkround and in Next, too. “It didn’t pay much. I was on an electric float. It was a 4am start in Soham.” Pope joined Charlton in 2011 after being spotted playing for Bury Town — based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He had loan stints at Cambridge, Aldershot, York and Bury — the one in Greater Manchester — before Sean Dyche took him to Burnley in 2016. The keeper has not forgotten his football roots in deepest East Anglia, though. Asked about his least favourite ground, Pope revealed: “There were a couple. Bury Town HO OLLAND v ENGLAND DELIVER Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... 53 TWO DAYS TO GO bottle for keeper fight RIVALS . . . Pope with Hart and Pickford ENGLAND KEEPER PREM RECORDS 2017-18 POPE (Burnley) Games ........................ 27 % PL games played ...90% Conceded per game ....0.83 Clean sheet %...........37% Saves per 90 mins.......3.35 Save percentage ........80% Win rate......................37% PICKFORD (Everton) Games....................... 31 % PL games played ....100% Conceded per game ...1.61 Clean sheet %.............23% Saves per 90 mins.....3.32 Save percentage..........67% Win rate....................35% BUTLAND (Stoke) Games....................... 28 % PL games played .....90% Conceded per game ...1.82 Clean sheet %.............18% Saves per 90 mins.....4.00 Save percentage..........68% Win rate....................21% HART (West Ham) Games ........................ 15 % PL games played ...50% Conceded per game ....2.20 Clean sheet %...........20% Saves per 90 mins.......2.60 Save percentage ........54% Win rate......................13% HI, JACK . . . Pope with Butland SICKENER . . . Messi is ill during Argentina clash Chunder to Mr Wonder By JORDAN DAVIES LIONEL MESSI says he has stopped vomiting during games by cutting out junk food. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner struggled to stop throwing up on the pitch, with one ex-Argentina boss blaming it on nerves. Messi, 30, caused a stir when he was sick during a friendly against Romania in Bucharest in 2014, a year after doing the same in a World Cup qualifier against Bolivia. And despite being allegedly cured by an Italian doctor in 2015, Messi says it only stopped after he improved his eating habits — avoiding chocolate, biscuits and fizzy drinks. He said: “I ate badly for many years. At 22, 23 it was chocolate-filled biscuits and fizzy drinks. “Now I eat well — fish, meat, vegetables, salads. Sometimes a bit of wine, CRISTIANO RONALDO is but that’s not a problem. considering a switch to “They said it could be a China, says his former lot of things, eventually I boss Luiz Felipe Scolari. Real Madrid superstar changed and it didn’t happen any more.” Ron, 33, has been linked The Barcelona super- with a move away from La star also revealed he had Liga following several to inject himself as a spats with the club. 12-year-old after being Scolari had a five-year diagnosed with a growth spell as Portugal coach — hormone disorder. He added: “From when with Ronaldo as key man. ‘Big Phil’ said: “He has I was eight, my parents gave me the injections asked me more than once until I learned to do my what life in China is like. legs once every night.” “He asked me what it’s As he prepares for yet like to live in China, I gave another Champions him all the details.” League quarter-final — Scolari, 69, spent two against Roma next month — Messi believes father- years coaching Chinese Super League side hood means he is no longer affected by Guangzhou Evergrande. He added: “We also criticism or setbacks. He has three sons — have to understand that Thiago, Mateo and Ciro, Ronaldo has brands, who was born days there’s an industry, China before Barca KO’d Chel- is the biggest country in sea in the Nou Camp. Messi added: “The best the world. “Then I told him what I you can do to forget everything is be with my always say. Whoever has children, wife, and family, this opportunity has to go the rest is secondary.” to China.” IT’S CHINA CRISIS FOR RONALDO WILSHERE Reserves played in the Essex & Suffolk Border League — not many would have heard of that one, step seven I think. “Brightlingsea was a bit of a rough one — I hope the people there won’t mind me saying that — and Little Oakley. Some places you might not even find on a map to be honest. “Ten people and a dog were watching, not many. “We won the reserve version of the Suffolk Senior Cup. I think I might still have the medal . . . somewhere. “I have worked through the leagues. So yes, I feel as though I have put in the hard yards to get to this level. Pope is one of four keepers in the squad battling with Joe Hart, Jack Butland and Jordan Pickford. He added: “There’s got to be one No 1 and I want it to be me. You’ve got to be hungry in football and you’ve got to be greedy, as well. “The last six months are something I couldn’t have foreseen happening. “Obviously Tom going down was an opportunity for me and something that has blossomed into an England call-up. I’ve played in some cold, dark leagues so this is a level — this national team — that you think is too far away almost. “It is a day I never thought I would see come. But it is not a fluke to get into the England squad. I am here to prove GOLD TOP . . . Pope in England kit myself again. It’s a new challenge and one I want to take on.” Hart admits he now faces a tough battle with Pope for a place in Russia The on-loan West Ham keeper, 30, said: “We were all devastated for Tom when he got injured. “But I’ve spent two or three days with Nick — and he looks really strong.” Pope’s Turf Moor team-mate James Tarkowski has overcome his own hurdles to land a first England call-up. The defender, 25, said: “I broke my leg when I was 15, had a double foot operation at 17, and then lingered around Oldham’s reserves for a few years. “Eventually, I kicked on — but sometimes you have to wait for the opportunity which has come around this season.” Tweet @CharlieWyett From Back Page rejected that suggestion out of hand — and told Arsenal he will leave as a free agent if they do not up their offer. Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan are both interested in Wilshere, while Everton and West Ham are prepared to pay him more than his current £120,000-a-week salary. But Wilshere wants to stay at Arsenal, who he joined aged nine. And he is hoping his recent displays will convince manager Arsene Wenger to intervene in his contract talks. Wenger (left) knows losing an England international at the peak of his career for nothing does not make any economic sense — especially as it will cost Arsenal at least £30million to sign a replacement. But he has hardly been involved in the negotiations, leaving them to legal expert Huss Fahmy. And Fahmy has not shown any inclination to improve the contract on offer, which would mean Wilshere earning just a QUARTER of the wages now being paid to Mesut Ozil. 2GM ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 WORLD CUP WARM-UP ON THE UP . . . England’s Alfie Mawson and Dele Alli training yesterday SHAW . . . criticism Pictures: RICHARD PELHAM He Shaw can cut it By CHARLIE WYETT ASHLEY YOUNG believes under-fire Manchester United team-mate Luke Shaw can be one of the best players in the world. England left-back Shaw’s Old Trafford days look numbered after boss Jose Mourinho again publicly slammed him following Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final win over Brighton. But Young said: “Obviously, he is a player who wants to do well and I want to see him doing well. “He’s a fantastic player. I feel he can be one of the best in the world.” Young, 32, who won the first of his 31 caps in 2007, is hoping to book a place in England’s World Cup squad. He added: “I feel like I’m playing with confidence.” Sanchez wage KO By MARTIN BLACKBURN MANCHESTER UNITED’S summer spending plans are set to be hit by Alexis Sanchez’s sky high wages. The Chile star is earning around £505,000 a week. Players linked with moves to Old Trafford have picked up on it — and their wage demands will go up as a result. Boss Jose Mourinho has already handed United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a list of targets to bolster his squad. Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred is on Mourinho’s radar and he is also a big fan of Inter Milan wideman Ivan Perisic. Closer to home, the United boss has a longstanding interest in Chelsea’s Willian and Spurs defender Danny Rose. POGBA From Back Page after suffering an injury at the end of training the previous day. He was fit to face Sevilla last Tuesday and Brighton but started both games on the bench. The France star came on in the 2-1 defeat to Sevilla but was not used in Saturday’s FA Cup win. Last month, SunSport revealed a heated meeting between the pair at training. Pogba spoke of his unhappiness with tactics and the position he was being played in. But Mourinho made it clear he was the boss and told the player to check the door on the way out if he was in any doubt. The Saturday after that, Pogba claimed he was too ill to face Huddersfield. France boss Didier Deschamps said: “He can’t be happy with what he’s going through with his club.” GULF IN CLA SS WORLD CUP Top-ﬂight league records at end of SQUAD 1997-98 season 1998 Top-ﬂight games Goals 0 463 David Seaman 2 168 Sol Campbell 16 223 Graeme Le Saux 40 308 Paul Ince 30 421 Tony Adams 21 285 Gareth Southgate 24 110 David Beckham 7 198 David Batty 304 162 Alan Shearer 303 118 Teddy Sheringham 42 244 Steve McManaman 1 115 Gary Neville 0 383 Marty Nigel Martyn 22 147 Darren Anderton 78 327 Paul Merson 26 98 Paul Scholes 44 297 Robert Lee 5 283 Martin Keown 252 126 Les Ferdinand 19 38 Michael Owen 2 51 Rio Ferdinand 0 399 Tim Flowers TOTAL AVE TOP-FLIGHT GOALS GAMES PER PLAYER 246 785 POTENTIAL ENGLAND Premier WORLD CUP SQUAD League records 201 8 Top-ﬂight games Goals 0 317 Joe Hart 0 70 Jack Butland 0 62 Jordan Pickford 5 226 Kyle Walker 1 120 John Stones 4 62 Harry Maguire 6 57 Alﬁe Mawson 1 75 Kieran Trippier 9 141 Danny Rose 5 165 Ryan Bertrand 2 178 Phil Jones 7 130 Eric Dier 34 99 Dele Alli 5 171 Jake Livermore 13 77 Jesse Lingard 29 166 Adam Lallana 25 271 Jordan Henderson 8 163 Jack Wilshere 56 134 Jamie Vardy 16 70 Marcus Rashford 46 185 g Sterling Raheem Ste 39 190 Welbeck Danny Welbec 145 102 Harryy Kane TOTAL AVE TOP-FLIGHT GOALS GAMES PER PLAYER 142 I’m not sure I can play with this price tag around my neck Be thankful you’re not Paul Pogba 413 Lallana is a model pro ADAM LALLANA looks dapper as he tries out a style for England’s World Cup suit. It will be designed by M&S — and the ace is now hoping he Sparks to life in Russia! HOLLAND v ENGLAND D Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ............... 2 DAYS TO GO INTERNATIONAL WEAK Squad can’t boast big names of ’98 TRY picking an England team from the list of 22 stellar names Glenn Hoddle had for the 1998 World Cup. There was competition in every area of the pitch when the team was selected for the opener against Tunisia. Neville or Southgate, Adams or Campbell, Beckham or Merson, Batty or Ince, Shearer or Sheringham, Owen or Ferdinand. They were hungry young men at the top of their game. Twenty years on, with England’s Group G opener against Tunisia just 90 days away, Gareth Southgate has some very different dilemmas. Hart or Butland, Rose or Bertrand, Mawson or Maguire, Henderson or Livermore, Vardy or Welbeck. The World Cup, yet another World Cup, is about to pass England by. This is one of leanest England squads in living memory, light on genuine world-class footballers and well short of the quality needed to go deep into a World Cup. Southgate, taking England into his first tournament as a head coach, knows that. He started the opening game at France 98, picked by Hoddle to play ahead of Manchester United’s Gary Neville in a back three in the routine 2-0 win over Tunisia. Tony Adams and Sol Campbell were picked ahead of Rio Ferdinand and Martin Keown. They were even stronger in other areas, with David Beckham, at his first World Cup, losing out to Darren Anderton at right midfield, with the Tottenham man better suited for a wing-back role. Up front, Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham started the win over Tunisia in France ahead of Liverpool striker Michael Owen, who at 18 went on to become England’s youngest player at the time. At every turn, there was a top-quality replacement waiting for a chance. Incredibly they only By NEIL ASHTON CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER reached the second round, beaten on penalties by Argentina in Saint Etienne after Beckham had been sent off for kicking out at Diego Simeone. That group, a pre-cursor to a golden generation of players who failed to go beyond the quarter-finals in 2002 and 2006, represented English football’s elite clubs. Manchester United supplied four players, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool three apiece, and Chelsea one. Shearer, two years into his Newcastle career, believes it was one of the best England squads he played in. He said: “When I look at that squad, I can’t see a weakness. We were strong in every area and although you might argue or disagree over who should play, their back-up was always a very good player. “We were a sending off or a Sol Campbell disallowed goal against TREE LIONS Argentina away from progressing. The margins were tight. “It isn’t a sob story because Hoddle had a very good team to pick from.” The squad training at St George’s Park to prepare for prestige friendlies against Holland and Italy has a very different feel to it. Beyond the four players each from Tottenham and Liverpool, plus three from Manchester United and City and two from Arsenal, the rest are playing for mid-table sides. In the coming years, Leicester, Burnley, Stoke and Bournemouth will get used to sending away their English players during international years. Southgate knows he has been dealt a tough hand. This is one of England’s weakest squads in years, lacking big-game experience and the extra shot of quality needed to compete at the highest level. Southgate’s only chance over the next 90 days is to build an unshakeable team spirit among this group of players. Shearer added: “Exiting the Euros after losing to Iceland in 2016 is the lowest moment for any England fan and I cannot believe it can get much worse. “I worry about England as much as anybody. The talent pool is getting shallower and it makes the job of the manager a lot tougher.” Southgate has big calls to make, starting with goalkeeper Joe Hart when he picks the England side to face Holland on Friday night. His patchy form for West Ham, his wretched inconsistency whenever he pulls on the gloves these days, has left him vulnerable. Jack Butland and Jordan Pickford, the obvious two players jockeying for the No 1 spot, are a serious threat to Hart’s position. None of them can claim to have had great seasons. Southgate has that problem wherever he looks, desperately trying to find a system and to stumble upon a winning unit. Even without Harry Kane, his firstchoice striker when England arrive at the World Cup, the forward line remains his most dangerous position. Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck and Marcus Rashford have shown flashes of good form in recent weeks. They are still short of pedigree, the big-game experience and mentality needed to progress in a tournament. There was a time when England squads returned from tournaments, such as France 98, 2002 in Japan and South Korea, and Germany in 2006, as serial under-achievers. To get to a quarter-final with this lot, to be within a sniff of getting to a semi-final, looks beyond reach. Southgate picked 27 players for these two friendlies with Holland and Italy. Sadly, very few of them would come close to getting into that France 98 side. Tweet @neilashton_ JOE HART plants one of 14 trees at St George’s Park, a tribute to First World War England players. 55 ERIKSSON . . . Lions fear MART From Back Page have been through the demands of the Premier League to refresh in time for a major tournament. “It’s a big question over how these players are going to find themselves. “It’s always been a major issue and not just for the English players — it’s for any player who plays in that league.” The Spaniard’s Belgian squad for next week’s friendly with Saudi Arabia contains TEN Prem stars. Martinez, 44, added: “If you want to be competitive at international level, the players need to have a mental break in winter. “It’s very different when you work with players in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and Holland. “They have a break and mentally — it’s not physically — it allows you to have a better second half of the season.” Martinez’s comments come after ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson claimed the Three Lions will be too knackered to win the World Cup. He bossed them at three tournaments but saw his stars KO’d in the quarterfinals each time. The Swede, 70, said: “England players are too tired as you play too much football. “Most countries take a break — but England play double the matches.” Manchester City’s Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne has admitted he will ask Martinez to DROP him if he is too tired. He revealed: “Of course there’s tiredness. If I feel it before the World Cup, I’ll tell the coach someone has to take my place.” RYAN BERTRAND is out of England’s squad to play Holland and Italy with a back problem. Manchester United fullback Luke Shaw is in contention to replace the Southampton ace. Gareth’s ‘big error’ ENGLAND boss Gareth Southgate has been accused of a “dereliction of duty” for not including any black coaches on his World Cup staff. The FA is preparing to make it mandatory to have black, Asian and ethnic minority coaches involved with all England teams after this summer. But with fears players could be racially abused in Russia, PFA trustee and ex-Spurs striker Garth Crooks declared: “This is a monumental error. “Gareth has no idea what he could be subjecting his black players to. “If he does not take a Chris Powell or a Chris Ramsey to Russia and black players are subject to racial abuse, then it is a dereliction of his duty. They need support.” 56 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Sun thesun.co.uk/sport 1GM BAD RECEPTION . . . Mourinho was angered by Pogba’s TV prank Sport Stayer Jack POGBA’S TV BLOOPER JOSE MOURINHO gave Paul Pogba a dressing down after the French star interrupted a TV interview he was giving. By MARK IRWIN JACK WILSHERE will give Arsenal a chance to offer him the deal he wants to stay at the club. The England star, 26, could even go to the World Cup finals in Russia with his future still up in the air. Wilshere was told he must take a 25 per cent pay cut to stay at the Emirates beyond this season. He has Turn to Page 53 Pogba has not started either of Manchester United’s two games since the incident following their 2-1 victory over Liverpool on March 10. Mourinho was being interviewed by Match of the Day when Pogba sneaked up and clasped his hand, pulling the United manager EXCLUSIVE by NEIL CUSTIS to him. While Mourinho tried to laugh it off at the time, he was furious with his £89million midfielder and told him so afterwards. Pogba may have been trying to show publicly there were no hard feelings between him and his boss but Mourinho saw his antics as disrespectful in front of the TV cameras. Record-signing Pogba, 25, missed the Liverpool game Turn to Page 54 MARTINEZ WARNS SOUTHGATE E KNACKERED England will be too mentally tired for World Cup and so will we HEAD SCRATCHER . . . Southgate in Three Lions training yesterday and (left) rival manager Martinez From DAVID COVERDALE ROBERTO MARTINEZ reckons “mental fatigue” will wreck Martinez said: “Playing in the England’s World Cup hopes. Premier League makes it a very The Belgium boss claims the lack of a winter break here means Premier League players always struggle at major tournaments. And he fears Gareth Southgate’s men and Belgium — Group G rivals at Russia 2018 — could be mentally shot this summer. Ex-Everton and Wigan boss tough task for the players to be able to be at their best. “My experience of seven seasons in the Premier League is seeing players getting to March with mental fatigue. “One of the biggest issues is how you can get the players who Turn to Page 55 y(7HA3A7*MQSTNT( |||+#!$' © NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS Ltd, 2018. Published and licensed for distribution in electronic and all other derivative formats by News Group Newspapers Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF, 020 7782 4000. 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