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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
FOR A GREATER BRITAIN
LESS THAN THE
DAILY MIRROR
50p
Glum . . . Dec
looks tense as
he is snapped
out yesterday
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rehab at home
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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
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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.”
paul.revoir@the-sun.co.uk
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.
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‘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
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SOUTHAMPTON
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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
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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.
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Today’s
birthdays
Actors GARY OLDMAN,
60, left, and TIMOTHY
DALTON, 72. Singer and
TV host ROCHELLE
HUMES, 29, right.
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Stars: 9, 11.
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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.
emily.andrews@the-sun.co.uk
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.”
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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.
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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.”
david.willetts@the-sun.co.uk
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.”
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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.
lynn.davidson@thesun.co.uk
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.
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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.
andy.crick@the-sun.co.uk
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!
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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.”
andrew.parker@the-sun.co.uk
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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
jane.moore@the-sun.co.uk
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.
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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.
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‘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
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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
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4
19
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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.
shaun.wooller@the-sun.co.uk
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.”
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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.
t.newtondunn@the-sun.co.uk
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?
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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.
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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.
katie.hodge@the-sun.co.uk
‘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”.
MONEY-GO-ROUND
A rare three-abreast
carousel built in 1895 and
last used in 1979 could
fetch £100,000 at auction
in Derby on April 5.
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9-lagers
kill crash
A DRINK-driver ploughed
into seven schoolchildren,
killing a girl of 16, after
sinking nine pints of
lager and taking cocaine.
Stuart Abbs, 39, was
doing 55mph in a 30mph
zone when he hit the
group walking on the
other side of the road.
Nicole Davis was killed.
in Croydon, South London, last year. Six were
injured, three seriously.
Abbs,
of
Ramsgate,
Kent, pleaded guilty at
the Old Bailey yesterday
to
causing
death
by
dangerous driving.
He also admitted three
charges of causing serious injury by dangerous
driving, and was jailed
for ten years.
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NAZI DOG VIDEO CONVICTION
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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.
alex.diaz@the-sun.co.uk
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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‘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.”
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GIANTS FACING EXTINCTION
Last moments . .
wildlife ranger
with Sudan
Victim . . Katherine, and Lowe
Murderer
women
net hunt
By ALEX WEST
A KILLER stabbed a
lover he met online then
spent the next day trying
to contact other women.
Anthony Lowe, 46, pretended he was a 36-yearold called Tony Moore on
website PlentyOfFish.
Less than eight weeks
after meeting Katherine
Smith, 26, he knifed her
33 times in Ely, Cardiff.
He approached women
on Facebook before being
arrested
in
Westonsuper-Mare, Somerset.
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.
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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.
thea.jacobs@the-sun.co.uk
Picture: AMI VITALE/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
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Last ‘northern white’ male in world has died
26 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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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
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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.
Taste: 2 Wow factor: 3
Chic eggs worth
shelling out for?
ROTTEN
EGG
Aldi Exquisite Imperial
Egg, £8.99
Price per 100g: £3.39
Gold lattice design lives
up to this egg’s posh
name. But its taste fails to
pack a punch.
Taste: 2 Wow factor: 5
Guylian Sea Shells
Easter Egg Gift Box,
£10.99
Price per 100g: £4
Dull box. Egg lacks flavour
of Guylian’s iconic shell
chocs, boxed alongside.
Taste: 1
Wow factor: 1
Ferrero Rocher Milk
Chocolate & Hazelnut
Egg, £14.99
Price per 100g: £5.45
Looks like giant truffle.
Hazelnut chunks in egg’s
shell burst with flavour.
Taste: 4 Wow factor: 2
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OF WHICH CHOC IS CHAMP
LOOKS
CRACKING
Marks & Spencer
Octagonal Belgian
Chocolate Egg, £12
Price per 100g: £5
Seriously smart. Egg is a
little thin but silky flavour
more than makes up.
Taste: 5 Wow factor: 4
Morrisons The Best
Belgian Milk Chocolate
Egg, £4
Price per 100g: £2
Graffiti style is no masterpiece but chocolate is
milky-smooth.
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.
john.lucas@the-sun.co.uk
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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.
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COME IN
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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
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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.
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30 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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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
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6am Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL)
Kyle Show (R,S,SL,HD)
Handmade Treasures (R,S)
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7.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue (R,S)
8.00 Motorway Patrol (R,S)
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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
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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)
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Glannau 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Boom!
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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
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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! Tora! Tora! (U, 1970) ★★★
4.00 Two Mules For Sister Sara (15, 1970)
Western starring Clint Eastwood. ★★★★
6.00 Sweet Home Alabama (12, 2002) ★★★
8.00 In The Line Of Fire (15, 1993) ★★★★
10.10 Halloween (18, 1978) Horror. ★★★★★
11.45 High Plains Drifter (18, 1973) ★★★★★
1.35 Wild Things (18, 1998) Thriller. ★★★
3.35-6am Tora! Tora! Tora! (U, 1970) ★★★
6am Atlantis: The Lost Empire (U, 2001) ★★★★
7.45 The Little Mermaid (U, 1989) ★★★★★
9.15 Aladdin (PG, 1992) Animation. ★★★★
10.55 Return To Oz (PG, 1985) Fantasy. ★★★
12.55 Hercules (U, 1997) Animation. ★★★
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
6am Today 8.30 LW: Yesterday In Parliament 9.00 Only
Artists 9.30 You’re Doing It Wrong 9.45 Keywords For Our
Time 9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman’s Hour 10.56
The Listening Project 11.00 On And Off The Valley Lines
11.30 Boswell’s Lives 12.00 News; LW: Shipping 12.04
Home Front 12.15 You And Yours 1.00 The World At One
1.45 Book Of The Week 2.00 The Archers (R) 2.15 Drama
3.00 Money Box Live 3.30 Inside Health (R) 4.00 Thinking
Allowed 4.30 The Media Show 5.00 PM; LW: Shipping
6.00 News 6.30 It’s Not What You Know 7.00 The Archers
7.15 Front Row 7.45 Based On A True Story 8.00 The
Moral Maze 8.45 Lent Talks 9.00 Costing The Earth (R)
SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR
9.30 Only Artists (R); Weather 10.00 The World Tonight
10.45 Book At Bedtime 11.00 Sophie Willan’s Guide To
Normality 11.15 The John Moloney Show (R) 11.30 Today
In Parliament 12.00 News 12.00-8.31 LW: Test Match
Special 12.30 Book Of The Week (R) 12.48 Shipping
1.00 As BBC World Service 5.20 Shipping 5.30 News
Briefing 5.43 Prayer 5.45 Farming Today 5.58-6am Tweet
RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 The Emma Barnett Show
1.00 Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport
7.30 5 Live Sport: The Tuffers And Vaughan Cricket Show
8.30 5 Live Sport 10.30 Phil Williams 1.00 Up All Night
5.00 Morning Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money
11.00 Raw (18, 2016) Drama. ★★★★
12.45 Species (18, 1995) Sci-fi thriller. ★★★
2.40 Ouija: Origin Of Evil (15, 2016) ★★★★
4.25-6.30am Cocoon: The Return (PG, 1988) ★★
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
7.05am Tell Me How I Die (15, 2016) ★★★
8.55 Alleycats (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★
10.40 The Mexican (15, 2001) Comedy. ★★★
12.45 The Accountant (15, 2016) ★★★★
2.55 Imperium (15, 2016) Crime drama. ★★★★
4.45 The Sum Of All Fears (12, 2002) ★★★
6.50 Live By Night (15, 2016) Drama. ★★★
9.00 The Accountant (15, 2016) Thriller starring
Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick. ★★★★
11.10 First Kill (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★
1.00 Thunderbolt And Lightfoot (18, 1974)
Comedy drama starring Clint Eastwood. ★★★★
3.05 Klute (18, 1971) Thriller. ★★★★★
5.10-6.55am Deep Family Secrets (PG, 1997)
Thriller with Richard Crenna. ★★
FILM4 freeview 15
11am Run For Cover (U, 1955) Western. ★★★
12.50 The Quick Gun (PG, 1964) Western. ★★
2.40 The War Wagon (U, 1967) Western. ★★★
4.45 The Great Sioux Massacre (U, 1965) Western
starring Philip Carey and Joseph Cotten. ★★
6.55 About A Boy (12, 2002) Comedy. ★★★★
9.00 The Wolverine (12, 2013) Adventure. ★★★
11.25 RoboCop (12, 2014) Sci-fi thriller. ★★★
1.40-3.35am Eyes Without A Face (15, 1960)
French horror starring Pierre Brasseur. ★★★★★
TCM
4.45pm Five Guns West (U, 1954) Western. ★★
6.20 Fort Vengeance (PG, 1953) Western. ★★★
7.45 Pursuit To Algiers (PG, 1945) ★★★
9.00 From Dusk Till Dawn (18, 1996) ★★★★
11.10 Cross Of Iron (18, 1977) ★★★★
1.50 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura
3.30 Hollywood’s Best Film Directors
5.00-6.30am Fort Vengeance (PG, 1953) ★★★
VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk
10am Eddy Temple-Morris 1.00 Kate Lawler 4.00 Matt
Richardson 7.00 Tim Cocker 11pm-6am Overnight
TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com
6am The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast 10.00 Jim White,
Tony Cascarino And Bob Mills 1.00 Hawksbee And Jacobs
4.00 Adrian Durham And Darren Gough 7.00 Kick-off
10.00 Sports Bar 1.00-6am Extra Time With Adam Catterall
TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk
6.30am Mike Graham 10.00 George Galloway 1.00
Jamie East And Mel Sykes 4.00 Eamonn Holmes 7.00
James Whale 10.00 Tommy Boyd 1.00-5am Paul Ross
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your cockles during this Baltic
patch we’re having.
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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.
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wing won’t be going ahead.
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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.
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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.
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a huge success with ITV.
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karaoke guest in best pal ADELE.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Unplanned
Pregnancy explains the options and
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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
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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).
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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
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£4, Flying Tiger
By JULIA
ETHERINGTON
‘At times
I felt
suicidal’
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£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’
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£3, Primark
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. . . Clair is
finally free
of pain
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SIMPLE FOODS
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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GOOD: 32. GREAT SCORE FOR
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ...............
42 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018
1GM
Loans & Finance
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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:
tracey.boles@thesun.co.uk
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.
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£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
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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 ...............
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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.
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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
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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.”
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50 ............... Wednesday, March 21, 2018
dave.kidd@the-sun.co.uk
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 . . .
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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.
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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.”
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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.”
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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.
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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
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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.
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JOE HART plants one of 14 trees
at St George’s Park, a tribute to
First World War England players.
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ERIKSSON . . . Lions fear
MART
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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.”
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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
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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
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