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THE
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
FOR A GREATER BRITAIN
LESS THAN THE
DAILY MIRROR
50p
Granny . . . Carole,
and Kate with baby
thesun.co.uk
Kate?s mum moves in
...AND NANNY HELPS WITH BABY TOO: SEE PAGES 4 & 5
LIVERPOOL...5
ROMA............2
ALL REDS
LEAD TO
ROMA...
SEE BACK PAGE
PUPILS ?ONLY READ DIGITAL?
THICK
TOCK
Schools axe old clocks
as kids can?t tell time
By LYNN DAVIDSON
SCHOOLS are being forced to scrap traditional
clocks for digital ones ? because otherwise
teenagers cannot tell the time.
A teacher told a conference it was happening
because A-level and GCSE pupils complained
they could not read clock faces in exam halls.
She told delegates: ?It?s amazing the number
Continued on Page Two
2 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
1GM RM
THICK
TOCK
By JAMES BEAL, US Editor
Continued from Page One
A MAN accused of killing 10 pedestrians in Toronto held a grudge against
women for rejecting his sexual
advances, it was claimed yesterday.
Van driver Alek Minassian, 25,
left, whined he was ?involuntarily celibate? before Monday?s carnage and hailed a
Brit who killed six in the US
after women snubbed him.
Footage also emerged of a
hero cop arresting Minassian
without firing a bullet.
Black is
new red
Stand-off . . suspect
points object at cop
Held . . . Minassian is arrested
PENSIONERS? WARNING
By NICK McDERMOTT
Health Editor
GOVERNMENT
day-today spending is back in
the black for the first
time in 16 years.
Figures released yesterday show the Treasury
ran a surplus of �2million last year for the first
time since 2002.
The
figures
exclude
borrowing for investment.
Chancellor Philip Hammond praised ?the hard
work of the British people? for agreeing to cuts
and tax rises for the last
eight years.
He added: ?Our economy is at a turning point
with debt starting to fall
and people?s wages rising,
as we build an economy
that
truly
works
for
everyone.?
PENSIONERS must use
equity in their homes to
fund social care, says
the head of the NHS.
Simon Stevens said up to
18,000 hospital beds are
blocked by patients at any
time due to council cuts.
The
NHS
England
chief
exec reopened the ?dementia
tax? row by arguing older people must contribute if there is
to be a solution to the social
care crisis.
And he said it would be
unfair to raise taxes while OAPs
sit on homes worth �5trillion.
Mr
Stevens,
pictured,
said he supported deferred
payments where care bills
were recovered from the
value of a person?s home
on death.
PM Theresa May did a
U-turn
over
similar
reforms during the 2017
General Election campaign
when it was first branded
the dementia tax.
Mr Stevens said: ?The
principle where people have
assets that form part of the
funding answer is almost bound
to be part of a sustainable solution.? The lack of care home
places is draining the NHS.
Mr Stevens said: ?Of the
100,000 hospital beds across
England, about 18,000 are people
who have been stuck in hospital
for more than 21 days. That is
the equivalent of 36 of our acute
hospitals out of action.?
Social care is now funded by
people paying, local government
or both. A Green paper on it
will be published this summer.
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
UK?s free
press fail
THE UK has fallen 12
places in the World Press
Freedom Index since the
Leveson Inquiry in 2012.
The country now sits
40th out of 180 nations ?
one above Burkina Faso
and 24 below Ireland.
Norway, Sweden and
the Netherlands are the
top three in the table
drawn up by Reporters
Without Borders.
Its UK Bureau Director
Rebecca
Vincent
said:
?This puts us in the
embarrassing position of
having one of the worst
records on press freedom
in Western Europe.?
NHS CHIEF:
USE HOME
TO FUND
YOUR
CARE
?Dementia tax? resurrected
PEERS CAUTIONED
EXCLUSIVE by HARRY COLE
Brexit cheque
?held until deal?
And he told peers they could
yet be abolished.
He admitted Theresa May?s
exit views are ?hard to read?.
But he also said it was a
?good thing? to have a leader
with self-control.
THE PM will hold back most of
Britain?s Brexit divorce cheque
till full details of a trade deal
are agreed, No 10 sources say.
Auditor General Sir Amyas
Morse had said the full �billion was due even with no deal.
BREXITEER
Jacob
ReesMogg has said Remainer
Lords risk ?burning down
their house? by going against
the will of people on Brexit.
He said it was now ?peers
against the people? after the
Government?s exit legislation
was watered down by Lords,
sparking a petition by voters.
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
GLASGOW 10
11
DUBLIN
VITAL
computer
systems
required for Brexit in 11
months? time have not yet
been acquired, a damning
MPs probe has found.
The Public Accounts Committee signalled the Department for Business Innovation
and Skills is woefully underprepared for our approaching
EVENS
8
ABERDEEN
BELFAST
BIS, BASH, BOSH
EDINBURGH
11 NEWCASTLE
LEEDS
LIVERPOOL
MANCHESTER
10
NORWICH
BIRMINGHAM
CARDIFF 12
11 PLYMOUTH 13 BRISTOL
13
14
SOUTHAMPTON
13
LONDON
TODAY: Showers across the
country, some heavy and thundery.
But there will be some sunny spells
? best in central and southern parts.
TONIGHT: Showers will tend to die
away by evening, leaving it largely
dry overnight. But further showers
are expected in western Scotland,
with a few in Northern Ireland too.
A cool night, with temperatures
widely in single digits.
OUTLOOK: Showers likely on
Thursday morning, but less
prevalent later in the day. Rain is
expected to move into central and
southern parts on Friday, with
some heavy bursts. Farther north,
more showers.
THU 12?
Put any number from 1 to 9 in the
squares, so each row and column
equal totals in circles. Digits
cannot be repeated in a row or
column, and only even numbers
can go in shaded squares.
29
FRI 11?
11
26
SAT 10?
30
15
29
27
25
PUZZLES: PAGE 43
By HARRY COLE
EU exit. It added ?urgency is
an abstract concept? in Bis.
A NEW smartphone app to
register EU nationals does
not work fully on iPhones
and people may need to ?borrow? an Android device, the
Home Office has admitted.
of students I come across
in Year 10, 11 and sixth
form who do not know
how to tell the time.
?They do not necessarily have analogue watches
any more and they have
mobile phones with the
time on.?
Her disclosure at last
month?s
Partners
in
Excellence conference in
London was backed up
by other teachers.
Nicola Towle tweeted:
?Our school has replaced
the analogue clock with a
digital one for exams
because pupils couldn?t
use it to tell the time.?
Cheryl Quine added:
?We discovered this a
few years ago when some
couldn?t read the exam
room clock.?
Tory MP Rob Halfon,
who chairs the Commons
Education
Committee,
said: ??This should be an
alarm call.
?All
children
should
learn to tell the time
traditionally. It?s incredibly important. It teaches
them numbers, order and
how the world works.?
Pupils are taught at
age five how to tell the
time on an analogue
clock and how to draw
the hands on a clock face
at the hour and halfhour points.
But experts say many
lose the skill because
there are so few traditional clocks in the home.
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CLARIFICATIONS
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Rail time
shake-up
DEPARTURE times for
every train run by the
busiest
franchise
will
change next month.
Govia Thameslink Railway?s new services will
affect almost a million
journeys a day.
The firm warned of
some disruption due to
the biggest shake-up in
rail history.
Services in the South
East will have 40,000
more passengers travelling into London at peak
times in the �illion
Thameslink Programme.
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Today?s
birthdays
MOVIE great AL PACINO,
78, left, Bridget Jones
actress RENEE
ZELLWEGER, 49, right,
and West Ham boss
DAVID MOYES, 55.
lLast night?s Health
Lottery numbers: 4, 12,
42, 44, 45. Bonus: 36.
Last night?s EuroMillions
numbers: 20, 23, 28, 30,
44. Lucky Stars: 3, 7.
2GM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
3
IT?S NUDE ?UN MCGREGOR
By JOE KASPER, Bizarre Reporter
TRAINSPOTTING star Ewan McGregor?s
daughter Clara looks like she?s going off
the rails as she strips naked for Playboy.
The model, 22, posted some of the
snaps on her Instagram account alongside
the caption: ?Comme ci comme 鏰.?
She also has the phrase ? ?so-so? in
English ? tattooed under her right breast.
The Sun told yesterday how Clara was
trolled for appearing on a red carpet with
dad Ewan, 47, despite her anger at him for
leaving mum Eve Mavrakis, 51, last year.
She gushed of being ?proud? of her dad,
who is now dating Fargo co-star Mary
Elizabeth Winstead.
Tortoise
coitus in
earshot
BBC
bosses
have
released an archive
of sound effects to
the public ? include
tortoise sex noises.
Toilet flushes, pigs
feeding, punches and
men
and
women
?groaning? are also
in the archive of
16,016 sounds.
They
are
copyrighted to the BBC
but are free to download for ?educational,
research or personal
use?. Recordings
also include
the mating
cry of a
donkey as
well as
a goat.
Pictures: JULIAN UNGANO / PLAYBOY
Ewan her . . . actor
and Mary, and left,
with daughter Clara
�1M EUROMILLIONS WIN IN UK
THAT?S A
BRIT RICH!
20
23
28
30
44
03
07
By EMMA JAMES
A BRIT won the �1.3million
EuroMillions jackpot last night.
The
mystery
single
ticket-holder
immediately became the UK?s thirdbiggest lottery winner ever.
They successfully matched numbers 20, 23,
28, 30, 44 and the
Lucky Stars 3 and 7.
No one had claimed
the
prize
late
last
night.
Andy
Carter,
senior winners? adviser
at The National Lottery,
said: ?Players are urged
to check their tickets.
?Rest
assured,
we
have plenty of champagne on ice ready to
help
The
National
Lottery?s newest multimillionaire celebrate.?
The
largest
Euro- Cashing in . . . lotto balls
Millions jackpot win
was scooped by lucky Brits Chris and Colin
Weir, from Ayrshire, who pocketed a staggering
�1million in 2016.
The most recent UK resident to win
walked away with �million in February after
splitting half the �4million spoils with a
ticket-holder from Spain.
emma.james@the-sun.co.uk
4 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2GM
BABY No3
Kate & Wills? Prince
Duke . . great-grandad
Arthur?s
favourite
but Phil
fancied
By EMILY ANDREWS
FOUR traditional names
were the bookies? frontrunners for the new baby
prince last night.
Arthur was still favourite at 2/1, with James,
Albert and Philip also
strongly backed.
Arthur is a middle
name of both Charles
and William and, after
the
St
George?s
Day
birth, would be a patriotic nod to King Arthur.
But James, Kate?s younger brother?s name, was
also fancied at 4/1. Albert
was 5/1 and Philip, after
the tot?s great-grandad,
6/1. Henry, Prince Harry?s
formal name, rose from
14/1 to 10/1.
More than 100,000 bets
have been placed. Boris
at 200/1 is the only name
Ladbrokes has not seen a
single penny wagered on.
Pip?s ITV
wed job
PHILLIP Schofield will
lead ITV?s coverage of
Prince Harry and Meghan
Markle?s wedding.
The host of This Morning, 56, will team up with
ITV News at Ten?s Julie
Etchingham, 48, for the
occasion in Windsor on
May 19.
Phillip said: ?So happy
to be back with Julie and
the brilliant team at ITV
News. Put your hat on ?
we?re going to have a
party.?
Julie added: ?It?ll be a
day of big celebrations
and it?ll be huge fun capturing the spirit of a
great British occasion.?
Cllr: ?I?d
hit Wills?
A LABOUR parliamentary candidate said she
was ?in the mood to beat
up? Prince William, it
emerged last night.
Local councillor TaraMary Lyons was selected
to stand in Welwyn Hatfield, Herts, despite also
tweeting
a
threat
to
?swing a f****** punch to
shut this bitch up?.
In another tweet she
wrote:
?Woken
by
a
wrong number at quarter
to f****** four this morning. I will find out who it
was and murder them.?
Last night Councillor
Lyons did not reply to
messages from The Sun.
School run . . Prince William leaves Palace yesterday, and aunt Pippa makes visit
lKate?s extra help
from mum Carole
lMeghan, Harry
and Pippa pop in
NANNY &
DOTING granny Carole Middleton has stepped in to help
daughter Kate and Wills with
their three kids ? alongside
?super nanny? Maria Borrallo.
And a royal source said she is
proving invaluable as the Duchess
gets used to life with her newborn
son in addition to his siblings
Prince George, four, and two-yearold Princess Charlotte.
Carole, 63, was spotted on Monday
afternoon stocking up on supplies from
Boots and Peter Jones, just a stone?s
throw from London?s Ken-
Maria . . . ?super nanny?
By EMILY ANDREWS and CHLOE KERR
sington Palace. Her trip came only a
couple of hours after the new prince
arrived at 11.01am, weighing 8lb 7oz.
The royal source said: ?Carole has
been invaluable to the Duchess.
?Kate stayed with her parents in
Bucklebury last weekend and, when she
returned to London, Carole came too.
?She?s been popping in and out of
Kensington Palace, helping with George
and Charlotte. Kate already has
nanny Maria, who is
fantastic,
but
Carole?s been an
amazing second
pair of hands.
?She?s not staying at the palace,
but
is
helping
out hugely.? Kate, 36, used the services
of a night nanny ? who sleeps in the
same room as the baby and brings it to
mum for night feeds ? when George
was born in July 2013.
But the source added: ?She didn?t
need one with Charlotte, or indeed the
new baby boy, as she has Maria.?
Wills and Kate employed Spanish
Norland Nanny Maria, 47, in 2014 when
George was seven months old and she
has remained with them ever since.
Yesterday Kate?s sister Pippa,
also pregnant, popped in to
see the new royal tot ? as
did Prince Harry and his
fianc閑 Meghan Markle.
Meanwhile
Prince
Charles
spoke
of
his
?great joy? at the birth of
his
second
grandson,
CHAR?S
A LITTLE
STAR
SEE PAGES 16 & 17
1GM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
SPENDS 1ST
T NIGHT AT HOME
Pictures: ARTHUR EDWARDS, DARREN FLETCER & BACKGRID
Shopping trip . . .
mum Carole buys
supplies just hours
after baby?s birth
Proud . . . Wills
and Kate show off
newborn prince at
hospital on Monday
�
Uni-corny
souvenirs
By EMILY ANDREWS
Royal Correspondent
THE first official royal baby souvenirs have already gone on sale
after Monday?s birth ? featuring a
lion cub and baby unicorn.
Inspired by the Queen?s coat of
arms, the range includes a �
pillbox, a tankard costing � and
a commemorative plate which will
set fans back �.
There is also a �.95 woven
pram-shaped
decoration
with
?Royal Baby 2018? on the back.
The pieces, featuring 22-carat
gold and all made in Stoke-onTrent, bear the words ?Welcome to
our new royal baby? along with
parents William and Kate?s coronet.
The Royal Mint has even struck a
special limited-edition silver penny
? costing �.
A GRANNY
�
joking: ?How am I going to keep up
with them?? The 69-year-old has yet
to meet the new arrival as he spent
the day travelling to Normandy
ahead of a dawn Anzac service.
On behalf of himself and Camilla,
the Prince of Wales said: ?We are
so pleased at the news. It is a great
joy to have another grandchild, the
only trouble is I don?t know how
I?m going to keep up with them.?
Charles will visit the baby after
returning from France. Meanwhile William, 35, and
Kate
are
keeping even
close family in
the dark over
the tot?s name.
The
Countess of Wessex
said yesterday: ?The jury?s out on
that one. I don?t know, we?re all just
going to have to wait and see!?
William wasn?t giving away any
secrets as he popped out of Kensington Palace yesterday afternoon.
The Duke of Cambridge looked
tired and unshaven as he left to pick
up George from school in Battersea.
The Duchess of Cambridge?s sister
was the first to arrive yesterday as
she drove into Kensington Palace.
Pippa, 34, spent two hours
with her nephew, beaming as she left at 1pm.
Gun salutes were later
fired at Tower Bridge
and Hyde Park to
mark the royal birth.
emily.andrews@
the-sun.co.uk
KATE?S
BIRTH
SECRETS
SEE PAGES 38 & 39
5
�
Princess
for Khan
Amir . . . with new daughter
TWO celebrity births were
yesterday announced hot on
the heels of the royal baby.
Boxer Amir Khan, 31,
had a second girl, Alayna ?
Princess in Arabic ? with
wife Faryal Makhdoom, 26.
Singer Katherine Jenkins, 37, had son Xander
with
husband
Andrew
Levitas, 40. They already
have a two-year-old girl.
Joy . . Katherine and Andrew
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
EXCLUSIVE: CORRIE REVAMP
PLOT
BOOST
PLOT
BOOST
PLOT
BOOST
PLOT
BOOST
Veteran of
the Street
Ken Barlow
Ex-couple
Steve and
Michelle
7
Older
favourite
Audrey
Kevin and
Sally
Webster
By ANDY HALLS, TV Editor
AT
RISK
THE new boss of Corrie
plans to give older cast
members more storylines
but axe younger stars.
Trainee cop Craig
Tinker, with pal
Bethany Platt
The overhaul will include
bringing much-needed humour
back to the cobbles to appease
the ITV soap?s loyal following.
It comes after many were shocked
by the dark direction it has taken.
Iain Macleod, replacing the ousted
Kate Oates, intends to reward longserving favourites such as Ken Barlow veteran Bill Roache, 85, with
more action to keep them happy.
And many of the show?s younger
cast, close allies of the departing
Oates, are set to be shown the door.
A source said: ?Kate was particularly popular with the younger stars.
Her departure has left people worried the new producer will want to
end the violent stuff and start again.
And lots are worried about a cull.?
Those set for a bigger role also
include Sue Nicholls, 74, who plays
Audrey Roberts, Michael Le Vell, 53
(Kevin
Webster),
Sally
Dynevor, 54 (Sally Webster), Simon Gregson, 43
(Steve McDonald), and
Kym Marsh, 41 (Michelle Connor).
But younger ones
fearing for their roles
include
Katie
McGlynn, 24 (Sinead
Tinker),
Colson
Smith, 19 (Craig
New soap
boss gives
oldies boost
Tinker), Harry Visinoni, 18 (Seb
Franklyn) and Julia Goulding, 32
(Shona Ramsey).
We reported yesterday Oates had
quit after two years amid growing
pressure over controversial storylines
and viewers? complaints.
Plots featuring villain Pat Phelan
have upset loyal fans, including Sir
Michael Parkinson, 83.
Macleod, who led Emmerdale to a
National Television Award and a
Bafta last year, will start in June.
Another Corrie source said: ?Iain
intends to bring back a bit of
Corrie?s light-hearted past.
?There?s been a feeling that some
of the younger cast members just
sleep-walk through their lines
and act on social media that they
are huge stars. They might have
a rude awakening.?
An ITV spokeswoman said last
night any talk about the stars?
futures was speculation.
andy.halls@the-sun.co.uk
AT
RISK
AT
RISK
Sinead may
face boot
Teenager Seb Franklyn
BRISTOW GOOD FINISH
HUNDREDS of mourners yesterday
gathered to pay their respects at the
funeral of darts legend Eric Bristow.
Guests were asked to wear darts or
football shirts for the five-times world
champ, who would have been 61 today.
The dad of two?s coffin was covered
in a Union Jack with a dartboard
draped on top as it arrived in a black
Rolls-Royce for the service in Stoke-onTrent. A trophy was in the front with a
wreath spelling ?Dad? at the back.
Eric, nicknamed the Crafty Cockney,
suffered a heart attack after attending
a PDC Premier League event at Liverpool?s Echo Arena on April 5.
Sun
A
WORLD
record
attempt for the largest gathering of people dressed as Robin
Hood will be made in
a Nottingham park
next
month.
The
record is 1,215.
SPOT
AT
RISK
Newcomer Shona Ramsey
?ROMP? TUTORS QUIT
A DEPUTY head and a science teacher
allegedly caught by a student having
sex over a classroom desk have quit.
Judith Ramsdale, 44, and chemistry
head Paul Bland, 42, are said to have
romped while pupils were on a revision
day. But a lad who was asked to fetch
materials from the English department
walked in on the pair last month. Both
teachers are married to other people.
They were suspended while school
bosses investigated.
But Mark Jackson, head of Haslingden High School, in Rossendale, Lancs,
confirmed two members of staff had
quit. He refused to comment further.
8 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2-FOR-1
OFFERS
JUNKED
Bar on unhealthy nosh
TWO-for-one
deals
on
junk food are set to be
banned in a bid to tackle
the obesity crisis.
The
buy-one-get-one-free
offers lure people into eating
much more and account for
40 per cent of unhealthy
grub bought.
The Downing Street proposal of
a ban has been backed by Labour, the Lib Dems and the SNP.
They also backed plans to
curb junk food advertising
before 9pm as well as
celebrity endorsement for
unhealthy products.
In a letter, organised by
TV chef Jamie Oliver, opposition leaders say a failure
to act could create a generation of kids who die before
their parents. It calls for 13
Letter . . . Jamie
Big TSB
glitch bill
TSB faces paying out tens
of millions of pounds in
compensation after five
days of online chaos.
The bank?s boss Paul
Pester yesterday promised
nearly
two
million
account holders locked
out or with wrong balances they would not be
left ?out of pocket?.
A similar crisis at RBS
in 2012 ended up costing
the firm �million.
The service has been
hit since a botched IT
upgrade at the weekend.
Mr Pester said: ?This
isn?t the level of service
we pride ourselves on or
what customers expect.
I?m deeply sorry.?
Computer Says No ? Page 45
What?s this
I hear about you
hitting birdies
all afternoon?
By JOHN LUCAS
measures,
including
taxes
on
unhealthy food, which government
sources say are due to be
announced by the end of June.
Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon
and Sir Vince Cable say they will
support the PM if she takes ?bold
action to tackle one of the greatest health challenges of our time?.
The letter, reported in The
Times, means any new legislation
will easily get through Parliament.
Figures show a third of children
are too fat when they leave
primary school and poor
kids are twice as likely to
be obese.
But Tim Rycroft, of the
Food and Drink Federation,
said it was ?much too
early? for more regulation
because the industry is trying to make food healthier.
john.lucas@
the-sun.co.uk
DENTIST WAIT HELL
THOUSANDS of toothache patients
are being admitted to A&E after overdosing on paracetamol due to delays
in seeing a dentist.
Some popped 24 times the recommended daily dosage ? risking fatal
liver failure and placing a strain on
the NHS. Medics at Queen?s Medical
2GM
Centre,
Nottingham,
treated
436
patients for accidental paracetamol
overdose in two years, with 164 due to
dental pain. More than half could not
secure a ?timely? dentist appointment.
The British Dental Association claims
135,000 tooth pain patients attend A&E
each year at a cost of �million.
Banks in
rate trick
BANKS delayed passing
on last November?s interest rate rise to savers but
quickly hiked borrowers?
costs, a study found.
Just one in ten providers applied the 0.25 per
cent Bank of England
increase to all their savings accounts in the five
weeks after, Which? said.
Yet it found more than
half increased mortgage
borrowing costs to the
new 0.5 per cent base
rate by the end of 2017.
Gareth Shaw of Which?
said: ?It?s clear double
standards. Ahead of a
possible future rate rise,
we?re calling on providers
to be fair to customers.?
Upskirter
law calls
Golf handi-flap
A GOLFER is attacked by an angry
goose protecting its eggs.
Isaac Couling, 16, was walking
along the fairway to the seventh
hole when the bird knocked him to
the ground.
The photos were taken by his
pals as they played on the Wolf
Creek golf course near Adrian in
By NICK PISA
Michigan, US. They had no doubt
heard of golfers hitting fliers from
the rough ? but not of fliers hitting golfers.
Maybe it wanted to be added to
the birdies, eagles and albatrosses
on the list of below-par scores.
JUSTICE Secretary David
Gauke hinted yesterday
the
Government
may
support a specific offence
to deal with ?upskirters?.
He told MPs he is sympathetic to calls for a law
against perverts who take
photos or video of a victim?s groin area from
under their clothing.
He said there is a ?case
for making sure we?ve
got something specific? to
deal with upskirting.
He added: ?I share the
outrage at the distress
that this intrusive behaviour can cause and my
officials are reviewing the
current law to make sure
it is fit for purpose.?
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EXCLUSIVE: BONKY TONK WOMEN
9
Heartwarming . . photo
from Melanie shows the
rocker with their child
Noor?s pic . . Instagram
image shows her with
Sir Mick, Ronnie & wife
9:30AM
MONDAY
1:30AM
TUESDAY
FILM PRODUCER NOOR, 22
MELANIE, 31, MUM TO HIS SON
JAGGERS
DRAWN
TWO
lovers
snaps
within
Californian film producer Noor
Alfallah, 22, put up a throwback
pic of the grinning Rolling Stones
frontman hugging her tightly,
alongside bandmate Ronnie Wood
and his wife Sally Humphreys.
She wrote under the Instagram photo
? uploaded at about 9.30am on Monday:
?Same time last year! Miss you guys!?
At 1.30am yesterday Sir Mick?s longterm love Melanie Hamrick, 31, posted
her picture of the Gimme Shelter star
walking beside a beach at sundown.
He had their 16-month-old son
Deveraux ? his eighth child ? on his
shoulders as he strolled towards a jetty.
Underneath
the
image,
ballerina
Mick?s latest lovers in online
war of cute private pictures
CLIFF EDITOR ?UNFIT?
A BBC editor who oversaw coverage of
a police raid on Sir Cliff Richard?s flat
over a sex abuse allegation was yesterday accused of being unfit for his job.
Jonathan Munro told the High Court
the helicopter footage was in the public
interest and not a breach of privacy.
But Justin Rushbrooke QC, acting for
the singer, told him: ?If that is your
genuine belief, I suggest to you that
you are unfit for your job.?
Sir Cliff, 77, who denied the allegation
and was not arrested or charged, is
claiming damages for breach of privacy
after the 2014 raid in Sunningdale,
Berks. The case continues.
of Sir Mick Jagger?s
posted gushing online
of the in-demand star
hours of one another.
Night out . . . Mick with
Sun
MISSING cat Fernando, who survived
four bleak months
including two snow
storms, was found
wandering
the
aisles at a B&Q in
St Neots, Cambs.
SPOT
By JAMES BEAL, US Editor
Melanie wrote: ?Father + Son. My Loves.?
New York-based Melanie has been
supported by Sir Mick since giving
birth. The rocker is said to be spending time with his family before the
Stones tour kicks off again, with dates
in Britain starting next month.
The Sun On Sunday revealed last
October how Sir Mick, 74, and KuwaitiAmerican Noor had got close ? spending several nights together in Paris.
The pair were pictured stepping into
a car together and hooked up in a flat.
But sources say the idol?s brief
romance with Noor is ?very much over?,
with the pair no longer in contact.
One said: ?Mick and Melanie are
very fond of each other and, of course,
he loves his son very much.
?He has made huge efforts to be a
major part of both of their lives, and
it?s worked out nicely for everyone. It
couldn?t be more different to
the situation with Noor, who
was a flash in the pan.
?He?s very much moved on
from that.?
Just last month it was
reported he had been comforting his Brazilian ex Luciana Gimenez, 48, following
her marriage breakdown.
The pair, who have an 18year-old son, had spent time
at his Caribbean hideaway,
although pals cautioned that
they were just good friends.
Ronnie?s wife Sally commented on Noor?s pic yesterday, writing: ?Good times!!
soon xx.?
Melanie See you
james.beal@the-sun.co.uk
CLLR ARREST GAFFE
A COUNCILLOR who went to police to
report an offence was arrested after
being wrongly identified as a suspect.
Afzal Shah, who is on the local
Police and Crime panel, was arrested
for supposedly making threats of violence and held for 45 minutes.
Avon and Somerset Police apologised
and said officers had acted in good
faith after a crime victim visually identified him at the station in Bristol.
But Mr Shah, who was then dearrested, suggested race may have been
a motive and is seeking legal advice.
He said: ?All that was needed was a
bit of due diligence. They didn?t listen.?
10 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Sun
THE
SAYS
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BRITS STILL VALUE IMMIGRATION
SOLIDARITY . . .
protest in London?s
Brixton last week
Holey borders
THE estimated 27,000 illegal migrants
arrested over the last four years are just
the tip of an iceberg.
Many more aren?t caught. More still
arrive here legitimately, then illegally
overstay their visa without detection.
Legal immigration has helped add
almost eight million to our population
in 18 years ? creating untold stress on
housing, schools and hospitals. But an
estimated one million more illegals are
unaccounted for.
Brexit is about ?taking back control?.
Yet we don?t exercise control of our
borders even when we can.
They have more holes than a sieve.
The ISU union says they can only be
plugged with far more staff and
investment ? and for once we agree.
Labour whines about the Government?s
?hostile environment? for migrants. But
it should be hostile to ILLEGAL
migrants, as in any civilised country.
We should not be a soft touch.
Lords? suicide
FEW petitions merit a Commons debate.
We?ll make an exception for the one
demanding the end of the House of Lords.
Peers should be replaced with a new
second chamber of elected representatives, plus a few with specific expertise.
It has always been an absurd hangover
from history that unelected cronies have
the power to frame laws we must all live
by. Their Brexit-wrecking attempts have
exposed the full extent of the rottenness.
Here are peers, with zero mandate,
voting to negate the strongest-ever
democratic expression of the British
people?s will. It is insanely dangerous.
Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg says Lords
could ?burn down? their own House.
That time has surely already come.
Maggie stature
WE congratulate all those behind the new
statue of women?s votes campaigner
Millicent Fawcett. Will they now back a
matcher for Lady Thatcher?
We don?t care how ?divisive? she was.
She was the first of only two female
PMs, won three elections and dragged
our economy out of the dark ages.
Maggie is a giant figure every bit as
significant as Millicent.
Let?s see her in Parliament Square too.
Debt swamp
IT is a tribute to the nation?s endurance and
Tory economic caution that we are finally
back in the black on day-to-day spending.
It has taken much pain since 2010 and
will take a few years more to wipe out
the deficit entirely. But when you see
the next freebie-packed Corbyn manifesto, remember all those grim cuts.
Because Labour?s insane spending plans
would plunge us back into the mire ? and
billions of pounds deeper than before.
Windrush row shows
?Brexitland? isn?t racist
By
BRENDAN O?NEILL
THE Windrush scandal and its
fallout might have exposed the
incompetence of Theresa May
and her political set.
But it has done something far worse
to Remainers. It has laid to waste
their entire world view.
It has shattered their defining
myth ? that while the brave few
are nice and pro-immigrant, the
rest of the country, especially
those inhabitants of ?Brexitland?,
is a seething pit of racism.
For nearly two years the
liberal
intelligentsia
has
talked about swathes of the
electorate as a hateful throng
disgusted with foreigners.
These people yearn for a
time when ?faces were white?,
says Lib Dem leader Vince Cable.
The vote for Brexit was a
?whitelash?, said Guardian columnist
Polly Toynbee.
These mad voters just want ?less
foreign-looking people on their streets?,
said Labour?s Diane Abbott.
The police churned out ridiculous hatecrime stats, using entirely subjective
criteria to declare there had been an
outpouring
of
violence
after
the
referendum. Columnists lapped it up.
Brexit Britain was divided between an
enlightened elite that doesn?t care about
skin colour and the fever-minded masses
who apparently think about little else.
It was a lie, of course.
With every revelation of the Home
Office?s
mistreatment
of
Caribbean
migrants, public displeasure grows.
People see the grave injustice of treating
as criminals people who have been here
since the Forties and Fifties, and given
leave to remain by an act of law in 1971.
The way these Britons have been thrown
out of their jobs or deprived of NHS care
or, in some cases, deported ? because
rules introduced when Prime Minister May
was Home Secretary stipulate all migrants
must now have official documentation ?
has grated with the populace.
On the contrary, many Britons still see
the value in migration. They simply want
some say over it.
There is a self-serving narrative being
promoted by old elites, for whom Brexit
was evidence of the public?s bovine nature
and their message has been consistent:
?You are borderline fascists so it should be
us, not you, who make the big political
of popular sovereignty, a questioning of
the value of democracy itself and to
the end of citizenship. The Windrush
scandal has exposed the extent to
which every section of the British
political elite fails to see how central
control over one?s borders is to
nationhood, democracy and citizenship.
The scandal of the mistreatment
itself is a product of the May set?s
ARRIVAL . . .
inability
to
make
a
national
immigrants on
democratic
project
of
resuming
Windrush and,
control over the nation?s borders so,
inset, May at
instead, she effectively outsourced
crisis meeting
border control to landlords, doctors
and employers, all of whom were
charged
with
checking
whether
individuals were citizens.
This outsourcing spoke to an
unwillingness to challenge in a
more direct, institutional manner the
erosion of British borders following the
decisions.? Indeed, the elevation of the virtues of migration.
great irony exposed by
May described this outsourcing as a
the Windrush affair is ?hostile
environment?
for
illegal
that both the May set immigrants, but this tough talk disguised
and
elite
Remainers the broader cowardice of a Tory machine
opposed to the PM share a that would not firm up borders for fear of
similar, prejudiced view of offending new elites.
ordinary Brits as anti-migrant.
On the other side, the angry response to
May?s tough talk on migrants is the Windrush scandal from the Remainers
designed to pander to what she views as a signals their desire to remove immigration
racist audience, just as elite Remainers? from any democratic consideration.
post-referendum hand-wringing has been
Their pro-EU moral myopia means their
driven by their fear of the racist crowd.
chief concern is not with the Windrush
Both May and her Remainer critics people themselves, but rather with using
mistake
public
concern
over
the this affair to make the case yet again for
porousness of borders in the 21st century less discussion on immigration.
as hostility to migrants.
Any public discussion is bad because so
many people are racist, they say.
The Windrush episode shows the folly of
trying to control immigration, they claim,
when, in fact, it shows the thoughtlessness
In truth, public concern over mass of a Home Office that introduced new
immigration is driven largely by a concern rules (fine) but failed to consider how
for protecting the integrity of the nation, those rules might impact on a significant
against the encroachment of a class, section of the immigrant population that
whether it is in Brussels or London, that has been here for decades (not fine).
The
Windrush
people
are
British
continually tells us we live in a postborders, post-nation, ?global citizenship? citizens. And for this to mean something
world in which anyone can be a Brit we need to argue for the right of the
nation and its people to control their
simply by turning up.
Sensitive to how this weakens the nation borders and determine their destiny.
It isn?t Remainers who can make the
and their identity, many Britons see this
elitist promotion of the erasure of borders case for the citizenship of the Windrush
people,
they have abandoned the ideal of
as an assault on democracy more than a
citizenship in favour of a new managerial
promotion of liberal values.
elitism
that
treats the public as a problem
They do not, for the most part, hate
migrants. And they do not view UK to be controlled rather than consulted.
No,
it
is
Brexiteers
who still understand
citizenship as a white-person thing. To
most of them, the Windrush generation what this means, and who are even
willing
to
be
demeaned
for the ?crime? of
are as British as they are.
for democratic citizenship against
Their hostility is to the removal of the voting
technocracy,
who
can
really
question
of
immigration
from
the our Windrush fellow citizens. stand up for
democratic sphere and to the new postborders ideology that leads to a dilution of l Brendan O?Neill is editor of spiked.
nationhood. And, in turn, to a weakening
27,000 Illegals held ? Page 12
UK citizenship is not
a white-person thing
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Rachel?s up for Mummy
By JACK LING
On the mend . . . Jay
Op lad, 7
gets five
new vital
organs
By ANDREW PARKER
A BOY of seven has
become one of the youngest in Britain to receive
five organs in an op.
Jay Crouch was given
two new kidneys, a liver,
a small intestine and a
pancreas from a single
donor ? a lad his age.
He had suffered extensive organ damage as his
small intestine became
twisted at six weeks old.
He was diagnosed with
anaemia
and
chronic
renal failure and had to
be fed through a tube.
But after the ten-hour
transplant, Jay is now
able to taste and swallow
food for the first time.
He was discharged this
week from Birmingham
Children?s Hospital, where
he was the first child in
20 years to have the op.
Mum Katie Freestone,
28, of Market Harborough, Leics, said: ?It?s
incredible.
We
didn?t
expect it to go so well.?
Appy I?m
so high
SCIENTISTS are developing an app that allows
cannabis users to work
out how high they are.
Researchers used Am I
Stoned? to assess impairments caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the
cannabis ingredient that
makes people high.
The team from Chicago
University found those
who took THC were, on
average, slower at memory and reaction tasks.
They hope their findings will improve the
safety of cannabis use by
making
people
more
aware of impairments.
Sun
MARVEL movie fans
can buy dildos based
on characters from
Avengers:
Infinity
War including Thor?s
hammer from online
retailer
Geeky
Sex
Toys.
SPOT
Hot shot
foils raid
A SHOPKEEPER fought
off armed raiders by
throwing chilli powder in
their faces.
He hurled the spice at
the three hooded gun
robbers who ordered him
to empty the till.
The gang fled the convenience
store
empty
handed in Luton.
MOVING CLOSER
Couples
who
move
home a lot for jobs or a
better life have closer
relationships, a 12-year
study found in Edinburgh.
ACTRESS Rachel Weisz shows bump in the
night on her first evening out since revealing
she is pregnant.
Rachel, 48, wore a red and gold maxi dress
while promoting her new film, lesbian
romance Disobedience, at the Tribeca Film
Festival in New York.
The child will be The Mummy
star?s first with her James Bond
star hubby Daniel Craig, 50, right.
Daniel already has daughter
Ella, 25, from his marriage to
actress Fiona Loudon.
And Rachel has an 11-year-old
son called Henry with Black Swan
director ex Darren Aronofsky.
EXPERT SACKED
BOFFIN?S
SCIENCE
COARSE
F***wit & lardarse jibes
By BEN LEO
A FILTHY-mouthed Government scientist has been
sacked for calling colleagues
?lardarse? and ?f***wit?.
Biomedical
expert
Michael
Hampton, 61, upset four workers
with a stream of insults and
rude comments while working
for Public Health England.
He described one Croatian colleague as the ?monster from Zagreb?.
Hampton, a highly ranked scientist
who has worked for the Government
since 1990, was suspended for six
months for misconduct by a tribunal.
But he has been sacked by PHE,
who said: ?We have policies on bullying and harassment and do not tolerate this sort of behaviour.?
Hampton was also criticised by the
Health and Care Professions Council
for refusing to inspect changes made
to his North London lab when he
returned after time off.
But he was cleared of claims he
made vulgar remarks to a further six
colleagues ? referring to individuals
as ?vinegar t**s,? ?big ears,? a ?backstabbing f***wit,? a ?c***sucker? and a
?f***** b******.?
The panel said Hampton?s attitude
was ?tantamount to bullying?. He did
not attend the hearing.
HCPC chair Lesley White said:
?The lack of evidence of any remorse
and reflection led the panel to conclude there?s a real risk of repetition.?
ben.leo@the-sun.co.uk
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the ?mad Croat?
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12 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
27k toll of
migrants
AT least 27,000 illegal
immigrants have been
arrested in four years.
Many were held after
lorry drops, raids or
arrests for minor crimes.
Campaigners
warned
the figures, from Freedom
of
Information
requests, highlight Britain?s dodgy border security ahead of Brexit.
Lucy Moreton, of the
ISU union for borders,
immigration and customs
workers, said: ?There is
not the odd hole at the
border, it?s a colander.?
The figures are from 28
of England and Wales?s
43 forces so numbers
could be far higher.
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
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MAY BLASTS BOJO OVER
ILLEGALS AMNESTY PLEA
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
THERESA May tore into
Political Editor
Boris Johnson yesterday
after he called for an tary repeated a view he
amnesty for longstand- has held for a decade during a Cabinet meeting.
ing
illegal
CommonMrs May slapped him down,
telling her ex-leadership rival
wealth immigrants.
The PM was left
infuriated
when
the Foreign Secre-
Clash . . . BoJo and PM
his opinion was well known.
An amnesty for all illegal
migrants was ?not what the
public would want to see?, she
insisted. Twisting the knife, an
ally of the PM said last night:
?It?s pretty remarkable that
Boris still believes in an
amnesty,
no
matter
how
unpopular it is with the public.
That was the PM?s point.?
But
he
was
apparently
?remarkably unbothered? by
Mrs May?s roasting, a witness
told The Spectator magazine.
Tensions between the pair
have rocketed over how to end
the Windrush scandal. Some
ministers fear a fresh disaster
Yesterday . . . Corbyn
for the Home Office over the
immigration status of others
who came to the UK decades
ago, such as Ugandan Asians.
Ministers have stalled plans
for a post-Brexit system for
new arrivals amid Cabinet disagreement over number limits.
Mrs May also issued a
rollocking to her top ministers
yesterday over briefings to
newspapers about plans to
leave the EU Customs Union.
t.newtondunn@the-sun.co.uk
Four legs
or mew?
Jez ?snub?
to Jewish
truce bid
By STEVE HAWKES
JEREMY Corbyn has been
savaged by Jewish leaders
for refusing to agree its
minimum
demands
to
tackle anti-Semitism.
Jewish
community
bodies said the Labour
leader did not accept one
proposal tabled in two
hours of talks yesterday.
He refused to speed up
disciplinary hearings into
Ken
Livingstone
and
refused to ban Labour
MPs from sharing platforms with anti-Semites.
Sources last night said
Corbyn ?shrugged? when
asked why he wasn?t
tackling
anti-Semitism
with the same anger as
the Windrush debacle.
Jonathan Goldstein told
Corbyn his parents were
jeered by the leader?s
supporters at last month?s
Westminster demo against
anti-Semitism. Corbyn is
said to have replied: ?It?s
not in my name.?
Hunt fix
for NHS
JEREMY Hunt promised
MPs the NHS?s funding
woes will be settled by
summer as he looks at
converting
National
Insurance into a dedicated health service tax.
The Health Secretary
has written to all Tory
MPs appealing for ideas
to tackle the crisis.
He said health and
social
care
must
be
?properly joined up? and
cannot be dealt with in
isolation.
Last
month
Theresa
May pledged a long-term
plan to stop the crisis
would be put in place
this year.
Mr Hunt blamed it on
the ?worst ever? winter.
PLASTIC UP POLE
Polar seas have become
a ?temporary sink? for
billions of plastic microbeads for the first time,
say boffins in Germany.
NEVER seen a cat stand on its hind legs
before? Well here it is in black and white.
This snap of Frank has received more than
215,000 likes since being tweeted by Luci
Gosling, of Wanstead, North East London.
It was nice of the talented moggy to paws
while the photo was taken.
Is your cat cleverer than Frank? Send your pic
tures along with your name and number to
exclusive@the-sun.co.uk or 07423 720 250
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Blunder . . . wrong guy
Innocent
man held
in paedo
hunt trap
13
Is that a hard
Brooksit, Nigel?
KELLY Brook blows a raspberry
on Nigel Farage?s tummy ? to
harness his spiritual energy.
The suggestive gesture happened on ITV?s Loose Women.
She demonstrated how to
cleanse chakras, the spiritual
energy points.
Kelly, 38, joked: ?Can you
pull up your shirt Nigel? I am
going to do a little bit of work
down here.?
Former Ukip leader Farage,
54, took it in good spirit.
By PAUL SIMS
PAEDOPHILE
hunters
have
apologised
after
confronting
the
wrong
man on a live social
media feed.
The group ? Protecting
the Innocent ? accused
him of contacting their
internet decoys who pose
online as underage girls.
They gave their evidence to police after his
arrest
last
week
and
boasted about it to their
26,000 Facebook followers.
But
yesterday
they
admitted they had got the
wrong man in Leeds and
vowed to clear his name.
The mistaken identity
blunder sparked outrage.
Maggie Mannifield said:
?You?ve ruined a life. You
should be prosecuted.?
Police have increasingly
used evidence from vigilante groups to charge
suspects. In 2015, their
information was used in
20 cases. Last year it
was 150.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
Gutsy . . . Kelly finds the problem area
for Farage
Make sure
Ukip it in
your pants!
WMD aid
for Syria
BRITAIN will send drugs
to treat future chemical
weapon victims in Syria,
aid chief Penny Mordaunt
will announce today.
Some 20,000 doses of
chlorine and sarin antidotes will be sent to aid
workers and hospitals.
The
UK
will
also
provide
training
and
equipment for emergency
workers
and
cash
to
blast-proof hospitals.
Ms Mordaunt will tell a
Brussels conference on
Syria it is in response to
the regime?s ?reprehensible and illegal tactics?.
Sun
A NEW caf� named
after notorious jailbird Charles Bronson
? and decked out
with images of his
bald head and moustache ? is to open in
Salford, Gtr Manchester.
SPOT
Hospitals
miss Alz
HOSPITALS fail to identify more than a third of
patients with dementia.
Just 63.3 per cent of
8,246 with a prior diagnosis had the condition
noted, analysis of 37,329
hospital admissions shows.
University College London
said
dementia
patients need extra help.
�M NANNY ESTATE
A home once lived in
by Mary Poppins star
Julie Andrews is on sale
for �million in Belgravia, central London.
Belly laughs . . . Kelly and Nigel burs
t into giggles
BRAVE LAD LOSES ITALY PLEA
Judge says tot might go
to family house to die
STRICKEN Alfie Evans could
be allowed home to die within
three
days
after
doctors
withdrew his life support.
His ventilator was turned off late
on Monday after a legal bid to
prolong his care and have him
transferred to Italy was rejected.
By SARAH RIDLEY and NICK PISA
supporters end their hostility to hospital
staff and called for assurances the family
?wouldn?t just take him away?.
The toddler, who has an undiagnosed
degenerative brain disease, was still
fighting hard and breathing unaided
hours after life support was removed.
He was later given oxygen and water
after pleas from dad Tom Evans, 21.
Judge Hayden criticised an adviser to
Alfie?s parents describing him as a
?fanatical and deluded young man?.
Referring to a witness statement taken
from Tom by a law student named Pavel
Stroilov, he said: ?This
does them more harm
than it does them
good.?
sarah.ridley
@the-sun.co.uk
BRING
ALFIE HOME
But in a further High Court hearing in
Manchester last night, judge Mr Justice
Hayden conceded that the ?option of
palliative care at home can be discussed?.
It heard Alfie could possibly breathe
on his own for more than two weeks.
Doctors at Alder Hey Children?s Hospital in Liverpool will now monitor the
23-month-old for two days before deciding whether he will be allowed home.
They had insisted the ?Alfie?s Army? of
Fighting . . . Alfie
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Jane
l
GRANDFATHER Clayton
Barnes is one of the many
pensioners caught up in the
Windrush scandal.
He moved here from
Jamaica in 1959 but, after
visiting the country of his birth
eight years ago, he was
refused entry to return here.
He says: ?England was my
home. I lived there, worked
there, married there and had
children there. I worked hard,
paid my taxes and have no
criminal record. Why can?t I
come back??
Why indeed.
And yet, if he was, say,
Eastern European and had
never married here, had
children here, paid tax here
nor, in fact, fully invested in
putting down any roots here
other than working under the
WEIRDOS
MAKE ?EM
GO WILD
AMERICAN Keith Raniere
is 57 and resembles a
reject Bee Gee.
Yet apparently, he is so
charismatic that he built
up a ?sex cult? following
of clearly dopey (or
maybe doped) adult
women, some of whom
agreed to have sex with
him on rotation, had his
initials burned in to their
flesh, were put in cages
and ordered to follow a
strict diet of 500 calories
a day.
Raniere, above, is
currently in jail in New
York facing sex
trafficking charges and
accusations of abusing
girls as young as 12.
What is it that prompts
supposedly rational,
educated people to
abandon all common
sense and slavishly
follow such an obvious
charlatan?
In a similar vein, check
out the excellent
documentary series Wild
Wild Country on Netflix,
which charts the rise and
fall of ?80s cult leader
Bhagwan Shree
Rajneesh, who seemed to
do little except smile
beatifically while his
hands were pressed
together in prayer, yet
built up a mass following
of people who really
should have known better
when they saw his fleet of
Rolls-Royces, diamondencrusted Rolex and the
Learjets at his disposal.
And all because he
preached some pretty
routine hippy speak and
chopped and changed
between Eastern
philosophy and
Christianity.
Oh dear. There?s one
born again every minute.
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UNPARALLELED selfpublicist Emily Ratajkowski has upped the ante
by posing entirely nude in
this latest Instagram post.
The caption simply says:
?NY.?
Her
internal
organs,
however, appear to be
holidaying elsewhere.
radar and getting cash in
hand for a couple of years, he
could come and go as he
pleased.
Go figure.
A THIRD of women say
they only go to the gym
so they can eat what they
want. Me too. But I don?t
bother getting a membership
as, handily, the vending
machine is in the foyer.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
Moore
@janeM
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jane.moore@the-sun.co.uk
BRIT Gavin Cox is suing
US magician David
Copperfield after getting
hurt during one of his
famous illusions.
Gavin, from Kent, was in
Vegas when he was chosen
from the audience to be
suspended in a cage
covered by a curtain.
When the curtain dropped,
he and 12 other participants
had ?disappeared?, only to
reappear later at the back of
the theatre.
The case has made
world headlines because
Copperfield, left, has been
forced to ?reveal? his method
and spoil the magic.
Really? Surely, any fool
would know they?d run to the
back via a secret tunnel.
And let?s face it, ?magic?
Giving prisoners a
chance to do arts
can help them to
clean up their act
JOHN BOYEGA grew up on the
same South London housing
estate
where
his
sister?s
ten-year-old friend Damilola
Taylor was stabbed in the leg
and died.
A deeply affected John, then aged
nine, found solace in attending a
local theatre group, where he studied
ballet, tap and contemporary dance.
He occasionally got bullied for it ?
?Doing ballet in Peckham. You?re
going to get whooped in the back of
your head!? he once said ? but since
landing a major role in Star Wars
and other mainstream Hollywood
movies, it?s fair to say he?s having
the last laugh.
And this week, controversial US
stripper-turned-rapper
Cardi
B
has
been
defending her colourful
past as part of Bronx
street gang Bloods by
pointing out: ?I was just
raised in a bad society.?
In other words, where
she lived, joining a gang
wasn?t a choice as such,
it was an act of selfpreservation. And it was
a love of hip-hop that ultimately
proved her saviour.
The point being that the arts ? be
it
acting,
singing,
playing
an
instrument or painting ? can be
transformative to people?s lives. It?s
why they use them as therapy for
those with mental health issues.
So why not use the same tactic in
trying to reform certain prisoners?
A few years ago I would have
read The Sun?s ?Lags Miserables?
story, above, about Category B
prisoners putting on an operatic
stage show and felt outraged that
they were being given such an
opportunity.
After all, prison should be solely
about punishment, right?
But it?s now patently obvious that
the ?lock up and leave? mindset just
doesn?t work.
Reports of drug-related stabbings
among gangs of youths are now so
commonplace that the news reports
barely
stretch
beyond
two
15
paragraphs. Another dead child.
Another
distraught
mother.
The
names change but the circumstances
of
another
wasted
life
remain
depressingly familiar.
When caught, yes, of course the
perpetrator should be punished by
going to prison for a significant
length of time.
But if they?re not going to come
out the other end even angrier and
more volatile than before, then their
rehabilitation is just as crucial for
the future of society as a whole.
So the time has come for us to
metaphorically pull our fingers out
of our ears and stop pretending it?s
not our problem. Because it is.
Many of the prisoners involved in
HMP
High
Down?s
charitable
production of Les Mis will be in
there because of gang
warfare associated with
drugs.
What if, just like Cardi
B, they were raised ?in a
bad society? and ended
up
joining
a
gang
because, unlike those of
us fortunate enough to be
born in nicer circumstances, it was all they
knew?
Do we lock them up for 24 hours
a day then release them back in to
society with even fewer prospects
and, therefore, a high chance of
reoffending?
Or do we think outside the
box and show them another way
of life?
This isn?t about giving them
luxurious cells with widescreen
televisions and wifi access.
It?s about giving them a purpose,
be it through learning to build a
stage set, singing or preparing dishes
for the prison?s gourmet restaurant,
The Clink, that encourages them to
perhaps become chefs instead of
thieves ? or worse.
These
opportunities
are
just
moments in the stretch of time that
many of them are rightly locked
away for.
But if it makes a difference to the
choices they make when they get
out, then surely we all ultimately
benefit from it?
would be doing it with no
curtain.
THE pilot hailed as
heroic for safely landing
a plane after the engine
exploded and a passenger
was sucked halfway out of a
window is former ?Top Gun?
flyer Tammie Jo Shults.
So no more gags about
women drivers, thank you
very much.
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THRICE &
EASY, KID
HUGE congratulations to
the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge on the birth of
their gorgeous new son.
Despite being a
sizeable 8lb 7oz and,
according to his, er,
modern-thinking father,
?verily forsooth, thrice
the worry?, or words to
that effect, he
seemingly
popped out with
ease.
Consequently,
just five hours
after his mum
arrived at the
hospital, she was
leaving again with
coiffed hair, designer
frock and a big smile.
Putting the rest of us to
shame who, post-birth,
took at least a week to
even think about
changing out of our
elasticated pyjamas or
brushing that sweatsoaked Brillo Pad we
once called hair.
Perhaps she too
longed to lie back and not
think of England, Wales,
Scotland and Northern
Ireland.
Or perhaps she
genuinely is just one of
those women who
metaphorically squats in
a field, gives birth and
gets straight back on
duty.
Either way, all credit
to her.
FIGHT OF
DESPAIR
ON the day one very highprofile baby entered the
world and stole the
headlines, another little
boy was quietly
struggling to stay alive.
After his distraught
parents lost a long legal
battle to try to find a cure
for his degenerative
neurological condition,
the life support machine
of 23-month-old Alfie
Evans has now
been switched off
at Liverpool?s
Alder Hey
hospital and, at
the time of
writing, he was
still breathing on
his own.
It?s an all-too-familiar
story of parental instinct,
determination and
despair versus the more
rational judgment of
those in the medical
profession, for whom
saving lives, where
possible, is of course still
the primary aim.
There are no easy
answers but my thoughts
are with Alfie?s parents,
Tom and Kate, at this
unimaginably painful time.
16 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Must be filthy rich
A NUDE painting
by Amedeo Modigliani is going
to auction for
�0million.
The
Italian?s
1917 work cost
�million
in
2003. Another
Modigliani nude
made �0million in 2015.
RUNS
BEAT
BLUES
2GM
WHY PRINCESS WHO STOLE
FEMINIST icon, trend-setter,
jet-setter, charmer ? and
connoisseur of Peppa Pig.
Who
needs
Meghan
Markle when we?ve got
Princess Charlotte?
Still a week away from
her third birthday, the
youngster showed her mettle on Monday by waving
like a pro as she arrived at
the Lindo Wing of London?s
St Mary?s Hospital to meet
her new baby brother.
Prince George, four, could
only stare at the floor.
But her poise is no surprise to Fabulous Daily editor and Charlotte superfan
JOELY CHILCOTT, who lists
ten reasons she is the most
fabulous royal of them all.
2. JET-SETTER
LIKE all cultured stars,
Charlotte is well-travelled.
As well as a family hol to
the French Alps, she has
been on official trips to
Canada, Poland and Germany, left ? winning hearts.
Aged just 16 months in
Victoria, Canada, she
worked the crowds by
loudly appreciating the
decorations at a tea party
for military families.
And
the
balloons
inspired her first word in
public: ?Pop?.
3. SPORTING ACE
NOT only is she polite and intelligent,
the princess is sporty, too.
The Sun revealed how she attends
super-posh Hurlingham Club, in Fulham, West London, for tennis lessons.
A source even said: ?She seems a bit
of a natural.? Well, of course she is.
But apparently not all the guys and
gals at the ?Hurlers? are happy about
her appearances on the court
because she?s not a fully fledged
member.
Or is it just they know she?ll be
thrashing the pants off them before
she even hits primary school?
Exercise stress boost
4. CULINARY WHIZ
By NICK McDERMOTT, Health Editor
FIND me a woman who loves her
food and I know we?ll be mates.
So it looks like me and
Charlotte could be destined for
a lifelong friendship.
According to a palace insider,
when her mum makes a meal,
Charlotte helps out with her
miniature kitchen toy set.
And on a visit to Great
Ormond Street Hospital, the
Duchess of Cambridge revealed
her daughter loves pasta.
?Hallelujah?, I cheered into my
plate of spag bol. A girl after my
own heart. Long live carbs.
KEEPING fit can slash the risk of
depression by a third, research reveals.
The benefit comes from hitting the NHS
target of 150 minutes of exercise a week.
It can include brisk walking, taking the stairs,
cycling and gardening.
Experts claim it reduces stress and inflammation,
both of which are linked to depression.
And feeling better physically is known to boost
mental
wellbeing.
The
latest findings come from
analysis of studies around
the world.
Greater levels of activity were linked to rising
amounts
of
protection
against depression.
Researcher Dr Brendon
Stubbs, head of physiotherapy at the South
London
and
Maudsley
NHS Foundation Trust,
Benefits . . . keep fit
said: ?Our robust analysis
of over a quarter of a
chances are.? Only
million
people
found your
per cent of British
consistent evidence that 66
men and 58 per cent
people who are more of women hit the 150active are less likely to minute a week target.
develop
depression
in
NHS
data
shows
the future.
demand for anti-depress?People who met the ants has doubled in a
government recommenda- decade. The number of
tions had the greatest prescriptions
in
2017
decreased risk of devel- reached 67.5million, up
oping depression, equat- from 33.8million in 2007.
ing to a reduction of 31
RUNNING makes peoper cent compared to
ple happier and more
people not meeting gov- confident, a study found.
ernment guidelines.
They scored 4.4 on a
?The key message is scale scientists use to
that when it comes to measure wellbeing, for
reducing your chances of which the average is four,
developing
depression, a survey found for fitness
some physical activity is app Strava.
better than none and the
nick.mcdermott@
more you do the better
the-sun.co.uk
5. GUARDIAN ANGEL
IT would be easy to assume
that Charlotte is looked
after by Prince George ?
not just big brother but
future king.
But SHE is the one
looking out for him.
Recently the Queen
asked
a
ten-year-old
schoolgirl if she ?looked
after? her six-year-old sister. Her mum replied: ?It?s
the other way around.?
Her Majesty then confided: ?It?s like that with
Charlotte and George.?
CHARM . . .
enjoying
bouquet in
Berlin
It?s on parcel shelf
AMAZON is to deliver packages
to customers? cars.
Owners of internet connected
motors can request parcels are
left in their parked vehicle.
The scheme, being launched in
37 US cities, involves Amazon
unlocking and re-locking cars
using an ?encrypted authentication process?.
The firm already has in-home
delivery using keyless systems.
1. DIPLOMAT
AS if Charlotte?s adorable waving
this week wasn?t enough to make
my ovaries burst, it?s not the first
time the toddler has turned on
the charm.
During a visit to Berlin last July
she was all smiles as she strode
along the red carpet, wowing
ambassadors and shaking hands
? while George threw a wobbler.
Understanding that if you want
something done, you have to do it
yourself, she accepted a baby
bouquet of flowers, left, then
paused to smell them like the
perfect princess she is.
6. ANIMAL LOVER
THE royals are horse mad and
Charlotte has already ridden
ponies, yet her love of animals
doesn?t stop there.
She is a big fan of the family
cocker spaniel, Lupo as well
as their pet hamster, Marvin.
Kate
has
explained:
?Charlotte really likes [Marvin]
because the whiskers always
tickle her face.?
It doesn?t stop there. Her
favourite book is The Gruffalo
and her top TV show is Peppa
Pig, left. Is this a new David
Attenborough in the making?
1GM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
LINDO SHOW IS JUST TWO FABULOUS
POISE . . .
waving as Wills
takes her in to
hospital to
meet new
brother
7. FASHION
QUEEN
WHATEVER Charlotte wears is an
immediate sellout and it?s not hard
to see why. She knows her stuff.
Monday?s adorable � floral
frock from Little Alice London, a
brand created by Kate?s old school
friend Alice Avenel, has now sold
out in all sizes. Naturally.
And teaming her on-trend florals
with a � navy cardigan from
Amaia Kids is just SO spring/
summer 2018.
But it?s Charlotte?s love of
affordable fashion that really gets
my vote.
Posing for her second birthday
portrait last May, right, she wore a
� yellow cardigan with sheep
detail from good old John Lewis.
And also she knows good arm
candy when she sees it.
She recognised that a bargain
� backpack with pony motif from
Cath Kidston was the perfect
accessory for her first day as a
pupil at the �,550 per year
Willcocks Nursery School, West
London, in January.
While I occasionally roll my eyes
at Prince George?s old-fashioned
bloomers and retro collars,
Charlotte understands that florals
for spring never go out of style.
Twinkle,
twinkle,
little Char
8. FEMINIST
ICON
HOW MUM
KATE LOOKED
SO GREAT
DAILY
SEE PAGES
38&39
ANY woman who stands up for the sisterhood
is a legend in my eyes ? and Princess Charlotte
is already making history.
No more of this ?the man comes first? BS. Oh
no. Charlotte has arrived and decided enough
is enough.
Before the Succession to the Crown Act
2013, any son would leap over an older daughter in the line of succession to the UK throne.
But now, Monday?s arrival of the new prince
won?t demote her. Charlotte holds on to her
fourth place, with the new boy in fifth.
Now that?s girl power.
If only Princess C could tackle the gender
pay gap next . . .
9. LINGUIST
THE young royals have a
Spanish nanny, so are
learning the language.
And experts say the best
time to master a second language is when you?re little.
Reports say George can
already count to ten in
Spanish, so I have high
hopes for Charlotte.
As well as growing up
multi-lingual, the princess is
a talented vocalist.
For her second birthday,
Charlotte sang Happy Birthday to herself on a visit to a
farm in Gloucestershire.
No doubt she sang like an
angel. I?m guessing.
10. ECONOMIC
POWERHOUSE
BY the age of just eight months, Tatler magazine had placed Princess Charlotte at the very
top of their ?people who really matter? list,
pipping both her mum and dad to first place.
Usually I am not one for agreeing with the
posh, high-society magazine whose writers
look down their noses at people who say
?bang-on-trend? (come on . . . ). But for once
we were on the same page.
Princess Charlotte DOES matter. A lot. Especially as she is great for the British economy.
Valuation consultancy Brand Finance forecast that Charlotte would be worth �2billion
to the country over her lifetime, while her big
brother would bring in a paltry �3billion.
17
18 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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SHOCK MURDER TRIAL CLAIM
19
By JAMES BEAL, US Editor
HOLLYWOOD?S
Morgan
Freeman
was
secretly
sleeping with his stepgranddaughter before she
was murdered, a court
has been told.
Stray . . . travel papers
Haircare
package
passport
blunder
E?Dena Hines, 33, allegedly
told boyfriend Lamar Davenport that she had been in a
relationship with the Oscarwinning 80-year-old Shawshank Redemption actor.
By CARRI-ANN TAYLOR
A MUM who bought
shampoo and conditioner
online was instead sent
20 new US passports.
Nicole
Mitchell,
46,
opened her DHL parcel
to find 20 envelopes all
addressed to the American embassy in London.
Nicole opened one containing a new passport
with a woman?s photo,
name and address.
The terrified mum of
one said she called 999
only to be told it was
?not a police matter?.
The schools administrator then contacted the
US embassy who sent an
official round for them.
Nicole, who had placed
a � order from cosmetics firm IHerb, said: ?It?s
a massive security breach
? what if they?d gone into
the hands of a terrorist??
DHL Express apologised, blaming ?human
error in the relabelling?.
Condom
in my kale
A
SHOPPER
reported
finding a used condom in
a pack of kale ? and was
told she must have put it
there herself.
Chrissie Gilbert took a
snap of the rubber in the
veg she?d already served
at dinner and sent it to
Tesco for investigation.
A report by manufacturer Emmett UK confirmed it was a used condom with hairs attached.
But chiefs said it must
have been added ?postpurchase? as their quality
control would intercept it.
Mum Chrissie, 38, of
Lincoln, said: ?It was insulting.? Tesco said: ?We?re
sorry if she is not happy.?
Epilepsy
drug ban
AN
epilepsy
drug
is
being banned for women
and girls of childbearing
age unless they have a
plan in place to stop
getting pregnant, health
officials have said.
The
Medicines
and
Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said there
was a high risk of birth
defects or child developmental
disorders
from
valproate medicines.
The
ruling
means
women using the drug
must have their treatment
reviewed every year.
Health Minister Lord
O?Shaughnessy said: ?The
focus will now be on
explaining these changes
to GPs and clinicians.?
GREAT MOSS
Moss could be the next
superfood
because
it
has a carbohydrate that
lowers cholesterol, says
research in Australia.
Affair claim
. . . Morgan
and E?Dena.
Above, in
Shawshank
Redemption
FILM STAR
MORGAN
?HAD SEX
WITH STEP
GRANDKID?
�5M HOL WASTE
HOLIDAYING
Brits
waste
�5million a year in bank
charges by withdrawing cash as
soon as they land abroad.
Nearly a third use ATMs on
arriving, a survey found.
They pocket a total of �5billion despite most debit cards
charging a non-sterling fee of
up to three per cent plus a two
per cent overseas ATM fee.
The average amount taken
out right away was around �0.
Travel
money
provider
WeSwap advised people to be
careful which ATMs they use.
Sun
A COUPLE who fled
naked
after
being
caught having sex in
a field near a park in
Salisbury have been
?invited for interview?
by cops for outraging
public decency.
SPOT
Davenport
is
on
trial
for
murdering Hines outside her New
York City apartment building in
August 2015.
His attorneys are using as evidence text messages in which the
victim
mentioned
having
?grandpa feelings?.
About six weeks before she
was murdered, in July 2015,
she allegedly texted Davenport saying she was having
difficulties with an older
man.
She wrote: ?I don?t ask him
for advice, he was calling to
ask me . . . I blocked him
for
myself
not
for
you
because men who equal
grandpa feelings don?t need
to be in my life at all.?
Davenport?s lawyers say
the couple were discussing
whether they should take a
break in their relationship
when
she
made
the
?grandpa? comment.
He at one point messaged
her saying: ?When it comes
to your grandfather, there?s
a submissive love that will
always be there.?
Davenport?s lawyer Beth
Unger claimed Hines disclosed to him and others
?her grandfather engaged
in a sexually inappropriate
relationship with her.?
Rumours
about
Freeman?s alleged affair with
Hines first surfaced in
2009, in a US magazine.
The report even claimed
that the pair were even
planning to marry.
While they are not blood
relations,
Freeman
had
known Hines since she was a
small child and had been a
part of her life for years.
He adopted her biological
mother Deena Adair during his
first marriage to Jeanette AdairBradshaw. Adair was Jeanette?s
daughter.
The veteran actor then helped
raise Hines with his second wife
Myrna Colley-Lee.
Freeman and Hines have both
said in the past that the claims
about them sleeping together were
completely false.
In a 2012 statement, Freeman
said they were defamatory fabrications. Hines wrote: ?These stories
about me and my grandfather are
not only untrue, they are also
hurtful to me and my family.?
Davenport is charged with second-degree murder and is facing
a maximum of 25 years to life in
prison if convicted. His lawyers
are pursuing an insanity defence.
They claim that he would not
have killed Hines if he had not
been taking drugs, including
hallucination-inducing PCP.
Therapist Dr Jeremy Colley
told the court: ?Mr Davenport
did not possess the intent to
kill Ms Hines.
?My opinion was that he
lacked substantial capacity to
appreciate the wrongfulness
of his actions and know the
nature and consequences of
his conduct.?
james.beal@the-sun.co.uk
Accused . . . Davenport
BODY BITS IN LOO
A MAN beat his girlfriend to
death with a rock and a metal
pole, chopped up her body and
disposed of it in bins and down
a toilet, a court heard.
Dean Lowe, 33, is accused of
murdering Kirby Noden, 32, in
their bedroom and living in the
blood-stained basement flat for
a further four months.
Truro crown court heard he
then sent texts to relatives saying what he had done.
Lowe, of Marazion, Cornwall,
denies murdering Kirby in January 2017. The trial continues.
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MOVIE hardman RUSSELL
CROWE is an unlikely fan of
Eurovision ? and has even got
involved with mentoring this
year?s Aussie entry.
JESSICA MAUBOY says the
actor has been giving her tips
ahead of her performance at
Lisbon next month.
In an exclusive interview, she
said: ?Russell Crowe has been a
major support. I?ve met him
quite a few times, purely
through the film industry and a
few of the awards nights. He?s
wished me luck and given me
tips.
?That shocked me because
it?s a big thing to have that
connection and having
someone who is as excited as
you about this event.? The rest
of Europe could be heading
Down Under at this rate.
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bit
had
RYAN GOSLINGITNEY
the hots for BR they
SPEARS when Disney
were on the former
Channel. Their
CHRISTINA
co-star
JAMES
AGUILERA told w Ryan.
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CORDEN kno have a
He did actually
crush on Britney.?
Email: simon.boyle@the-sun.co.uk
Twitter: @simonboyle87
ANY DREAMCOAT
WON?T DO, NAOMI
NAOMI CAMPBELL seems to have given
Joseph?s amazing Technicolor dreamcoat
a makeover.
The model wore the blinding outfit for the
opening night of Summer: The Donna
Summer Musical in New York on Monday.
Naomi recently said she has always been
?self-conscious? over her clothing choices.
This hardly screams shy and retiring . . .
STRICTLY
BRILLIANT
STRICTLY Ballroom was the
1992 breakthrough for film
director BAZ LUHRMANN but
does the West End adaptation
do it justice? I sent Bizarre
theatre fanatic ROD McPHEE to
the Piccadilly Theatre to see . . .
A CAMP kaleidoscope of high
kicks, comedy and kitsch
costumes ? and that was just
WILL YOUNG as he took centre
stage in the London premiere of
Strictly Ballroom: The Musical.
This shimmering masterpiece
is a faithful adaptation.
Will ? a drop-out from TV?s
Strictly ? wears an exceptionally
tight pair of sequined trousers
as bandleader Wally Strand, who
narrates and brilliantly bursts
into a string of 80s pop classics.
They are the soundtrack to the
love story between Scott and
Fran, played perfectly by ZIZI
STRALLEN and ex-EastEnder
JONNY LABEY, above.
It is a joyous, heart-melting
blast ? plus Will Young doesn?t
quit halfway through. HHHHH
bi
DRAKE?s
discovery and this
year?s Brit?s
Critics? Choice
winner JORJA
SMITH has finally
unveiled the details of her
debut album. She will release
12-song collection Lost &
Found, featuring her soul hits
Teenage Fantasy, Blue Lights
and Where Did I Go? on June 8.
Quentin makes a Pulp
Prediction for new film
QUENTIN
TARANTINO says
his latest movie is
?probably the
closest to Pulp
Fiction? he?s done
since the 1994 hit starring UMA
THURMAN. Once Upon A Time
features LEONARDO
DiCAPRIO and BRAD PITT.
Roll on August 2019 when it
hits screens.
?LIFE OVER
FOR BRIAN
THERE have been whispers of a
WESTLIFE reunion for a while,
but SHANE FILAN has ruled
out ever inviting back BRIAN
McFADDEN.
The pair haven?t spoken in
more than a decade and Shane
admits he sees the group as a
foursome with KIAN EGAN,
NICKY BYRNE and MARK
FEEHILY. Brian quit in 2004.
The singer, who is promoting
solo album Love Always, said: ?I
haven?t seen Brian in ten years.
We?ve just lost touch, it?s like
going to school with somebody
and then not speaking.
?I wouldn?t speak to him to
reminisce, not at all. We all had a
good relationship with Brian
then he just left the band very
early on and I don?t think we
would ever reunite with him.
?I honestly see Westlife as
being four people now ? the four
people who started and finished
Westlife are what I consider the
band.
Brian has been out of
the band longer
than he was in
it. If we ever
reunited
down the line
it would only
be the four
of us.?
Back to the
drawing board
then,
Brian.
Katy says her love life
is back in full Bloom
KATY PERRY has
confirmed she?s
off the market and
back with
ORLANDO
BLOOM after a brief
split. Turns out despite their
break in February last year she
can?t resist the naked paddleboarder, admitting while
judging on American Idol: ?I am
spoken for and very happy.?
Shirley?s face keeps up
with the Kardashians
BEAUTY-minded
Strictly judge
SHIRLEY
BALLAS told
Hello: ?Three times
a year I visit (an LA
clinic) for face and neck laser
lifts. They take blood from your
arm, separate the red cells
from the white and pump it
back into your skin. They?ve
done KRIS JENNER.?
ticker
GIGI
GETTING
G-OLDER
GIGI
HADID
gets the
gold for
flashiest
birthday
costume.
The model
turned 23 on
Monday and
had a night out
in New York to
celebrate.
She was
joined by
younger sister
BELLA, who
also extended
her best wishes
on Instagram,
writing: ?You?ve
been waiting for
this day for your
whole life . . .
23!!!! Golden! Just
like u!?
There was no sign
of Gigi?s on-off
boyfriend ZAYN
MALIK following their
recent split, despite
the singer being
spotted leaving her
Manhattan flat last
week.
It?s hard to keep up
with all this.
Britney Spears launches a collection of fashion and lifestyle
Sam Rockwell to star alongside Scarlett Johansson in Jojo
t
bi
meter
Soul trader Jorja to
release album in June
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bit instaglam
JOANNE SHAW
TAYLOR has signed
her first
major record dea
Sony, and announl, with
UK tour. The blu ced a
es rock
singer and gu
whose latest alb itarist,
made the Top um Wild
20, will
play 11 dates beg
inning
in October.
MY TEAM: Nicola Fahey, Howell Davies, Lucy Jones, Sarah Packer and Daniel Sperling
Ivor nominations go
down a Stormzy
ED SHEERAN and STORMZY
lead the nominations for next
month?s Ivor Novello Awards,
bagging double nods along
with indie band EVERYTHING,
EVERYTHING.
But the close pals and
collaborators
have
been
spared from having to go head
to head.
Ed takes on himself after
dominating
the
Most
Performed Work Category
with Castle On The Hill and
Shape Of You both in the
running, along with RAG ?N?
BONE MAN?s Human.
Stormzy, inset, will be
hoping to follow in last year?s
winner SKEPTA?s footsteps
and fly the flag for
grime in the
Best Contemporary
Song
category, with
Don?t Cry For
Me featuring
RALEIGH
RITCHIE.
He?s up again
in the coveted
Album Award for
Gang Signs & Prayer,
along
with
Everything,
Everything?s A Fever Dream
and THIS IS THE KIT?s
Moonshine Freeze.
ELBOW?s Magnificent (She
Says) and SAMPHA?s (No One
Knows Me) Like The Piano are
up for Best Song
Musically
and
Lyrically, alongside
Everything, Everything?s Can?t
Do.
The 63rd Ivor
Novello Awards
ceremony,
in
London on May 18,
recognises the best
in
UK
and
Irish
songwriting in 2017.
Two big gongs ? Songwriter
of the Year, won by ADELE in
2016 and SKEPTA last year,
and The Ivors Inspiration
Award ? will be announced on
the night.
NE-YO?S THE REEL DEAL
NE-YO has revealed he is writing a
Hollywood movie.
In an exclusive interview, the US
singer, right, known for Sexy Love
and Miss Independent said: ?I
want to get more into the TV and
film. Maybe not in front of the
camera. I want to direct and write.
?I have started writing a movie.
I?m not totally confident how good
it is yet, as I?m still learning.
?There?s a major difference with
writing a story in three minutes
versus a story you spend an hour
to two watching ? there?s a lot
more detail.?
Sticking to his roots, he is
releasing album Good Man on
June 8, featuring STEFFLON DON
and BEBE REXHA. It is dedicated
to the #MeToo movement and
how Ne-Yo has changed his life to
treat women with more respect.
He said: ?It?s time for me to put
a spotlight back on what
chivalrous values are and why
we?ve lost them and what they?re
supposed to be.?
2018
BEST SONG
Can?t Do ? EVERYTHING
EVERYTHING
Magnificent (She Says) ? ELBOW
(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano
? SAMPHA
BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG
Cola ? CAMELPHAT AND
ELDERBROOK
Don?t Cry For Me ? STORMZY ft.
RALEIGH RITCHIE
Question Time ? DAVE
MOST PERFORMED WORK
Castle On The Hill ? ED SHEERAN
Human ? RAG ?N? BONE MAN
Shape Of You ? ED SHEERAN
ALBUM AWARD
A Fever Dream ? EVERYTHING,
EVERYTHING
Gang Signs & Prayer ? STORMZY
Moonshine Freeze ? THIS IS THE KIT
AFTER six years in
boyband JLS, ASTON
MERRYGOLD has some stories
to tell. But instead of putting them in
a tell-all book he?s writing a sitcom.
The singer, who wowed viewers when
he appeared on Strictly last year, said: ?I?m
in the middle of writing a TV show. It will have
some sense of the music industry. I?m the
biggest fan of Friends and The Fresh Prince.
?There are things that happened at school
and after it and I can?t believe no one has
written about them. These things can?t have
happened to just me and my friends.?
Aston doesn?t plan on staying behind
the camera for the project.
He added: ?I?d definitely want to
act in it as well.?
Maybe he should get it
signed first . . .
Leaf Thru a Lens
ROBBIE GROWS DOPE AT HOME, SAYS NARSTIE
HE boldly confessed
smoking
a
spliff
Buckingham Palace.
to
at
Now ROBBIE WILLIAMS? wife
AYDA is doing her bit to help
her man stay out of trouble
with Her Majesty ? by giving
the rock star his very own
indoor cannabis farm.
It will let Robbie smoke freely at
their mansion in California, where
the drug is legal.
Her surprise anniversary present
was discovered by the former TAKE
THAT singer?s grime collaborator BIG
NARSTIE, who was invited over to
the couple?s LA home after they
teamed up on 2017 tune Go Mental.
Narstie, far right, said: ?It was all
very surreal. He phoned my booking
agent and said, ?Robbie wants to do
a tune?. We recorded together. He
wasn?t what I expected.
?He?s very cool. He?s very down to
earth and a humble person, and he?s
got a good wife.
?I saw the present she got him for
their anniversary.
?She got him a whole weed farm
in their basement in LA. That?s how
you drive. It?s legal innit? It?s legal.?
Robbie, left with Ayda, has made
no secret of his love for the Class B
drug in the past, admitting to using
it recreationally even though he said
it didn?t ?mix well? with him.
Last year he even owned up to
smoking the substance, which is illegal in the UK, at the palace when
performed there for THE QUEEN?s
Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012.
He was taking a leaf out of the
book of THE BEATLES, who smoked
marijuana in Buck House?s toilets
minutes before being awarded their
MBEs in 1965.
JOHN LENNON later said that by
the time they met Her Majesty:
?We were giggling like crazy
because we had just smoked a joint
in the loos of Buckingham Palace.?
Finally the mad lyrics on Robbie?s
Go Mental make sense.
NARSTIE HAS
ED RAPPING
BIG NARSTIE is grim
e?s most likeable
star and has coll
everyone from ED SHE aborated with
SHIKARI over the pas ERAN to ENTER
t decade.
But the Londoner is
his own debut albu finally releasing
m
featuring new track Woa BDL Bipolar,
h,
The 18-song collecti on July 6.
on will feature
tie-ups with CRAIG DAV
RITCHIE and his goo ID, RALEIGH
d pal
Narstie said of him Ed.
bro. Obviously we?ve : ?He?s my
together already but done songs
get him out of his com I wanted to
fort zone.
?He?s spitting. Ed
He?s going in. I didn?t is spitting.
write the rap. I
can?t disrespect a
gangster. No way. man?s inner
100 per cent. He raps He nailed it,
.?
merchandise
Matt Terry joins Saara Aalto gig at Under The Bridge, in London, tonight
Rabbit movie Dwayne Johnson film Rampage tops UK box office for second week
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Relief at
leg chop
A WOMAN decided to
have a leg amputated
after a simple stress fracture from walking down
a street would not heal.
Victoria Snell, 26, had
four ops, including metal
plates inserted, but nothing worked. Facing a
fifth in six years, she
told docs to amputate.
She said: ?In the end it
was a horrible decision
but an easy one.?
Vic, a customer services
worker in Manchester, had
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She added: ?It gives me
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25
I?LL HAVE FOUR CONSONANTS &
A BOWEL, PLEASE RACHEL
Rude lad
cop stop
A TEEN motorist who
gave overtaking cops the
middle finger was nicked
for drink-driving.
Daniel Williams, 18, was
driving home in his Fiat
Punto after a night at the
pub with pals when he
made the gesture.
But
when
he
was
pulled over he was nearly
twice the legal limit,
earlier this month.
The hospitality worker,
of
Addlestone,
Surrey,
admitted drink-driving.
Staines JPs banned him
for 18 months and fined
him �0. The ban will
be reduced by 18 weeks
if he takes a drink
awareness course.
Gay app
rape rap
A MAN drugged and
raped two users of gay
dating app Grindr, a
court heard.
Sam Ashley, 30, also
allegedly raped a HIV
sufferer after lying that
he had colon cancer.
A student who ?blacked
out? woke to find Ashley
raping him, a court heard.
He claimed the defendant
told him: ?I love you, do
you love me??
Ashley,
of
Fareham,
Hants,
also
allegedly
drugged
and
attacked
another. He denies four
rapes,
two
attempted
rapes and administering
a substance with intent.
The trial at Portsmouth
crown court continues.
RACHEL Riley is left giggling
after her boyfriend came up
with this rude word while appearing on TV?s Countdown.
The telly host, 32, posted
the cheeky pic after Strictly
pro Pasha Kovalev took part
in Monday?s Channel 4 show.
Pasha, 38, left, produced
By CARRI-ANN TAYLOR
the
word
from
letters
HMWOIUEBL while sat in the
show?s Dictionary Corner.
Rachel tweeted: ?Can?t take
@PashaKovalev anywhere!?
In a previous show, a player
made the word ?todgers?.
?SPURNED DETECTIVE
STALKED EX-LOVER?
By ROBIN PERRIE
500 texts after affair
A DETECTIVE stalked a
married woman after she
ended their affair, a workplace and spied on her.
Lesley had to take a different
court heard yesterday.
Michael Trodden, 53, allegedly bombarded cancer nurse
Lesley Green with 500 texts,
turned up at her home and
Affair . . ex-cop Trodden
route to work, eventually changed
her job and sought treatment
from a doctor, the jury was told.
They heard that on one occasion after she had her nails done
she got a message from Trodden
saying: ?You must be going out
tonight because you?ve got your
nails painted red.?
She said they had a five-week
fling in 2012 when her marriage
was in trouble and then met a
few times over the years.
She said: ?I?d get a lot of
phone calls saying sorry and
asking me to meet. It would be a
one-off thing ? and then go back
to square one.?
Prosecutor
Jonathan
Devlin
said her neighbours saw the
Durham Police detective constable parked outside her home.
Lesley reported Trodden to his
supervisor in an attempt to stop
him contacting her, Newcastle
crown court heard.
Trodden,
of
Middlesbrough,
denies stalking. He has left the
police. The trial continues.
robin.perrie@the-sun.co.uk
26 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
AVERAGE
BRIT HAS
17,000
COUSINS
1,200 relatives in UK
THE average UK adult has almost 17,000
living relatives worldwide ? with 1,200
likely to be in Britain, a study claims.
Research from family history firm Ancestry
found the average person is related to 16,895
eighth cousins.
The firm said it means if you went to see a football match at the 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium
you could have two longBy LAUREN PROBERT
lost cousins in the crowd.
Most people polled only
consider first cousins as and the South East have
their true cousins and fewer than 16,000.
The figures are based
believe they have just six.
But seven in ten people on tests of AncestryDNA
customers
born in the
said they would be interested to find a previously UK who share a traceable
ancestor
born in the
unknown family member.
Ancestry?s
research last 200 years. They were
released
to
mark the
claims those in Scotland
have the most living con- anniversary of the discovnections, with an average ery in 1953 of the double
helix ? the structure
of 21,000 cousins.
of DNA.
Those in the
AncestryDNA?s
North West also
Russell
James
have
more
said:
?We
than
20,000.
would
not
People living
expect
Brits
in the South
to contact all
West
have
their cousins.
the
fewest,
But
striking
with
15,000
up a relationrelatives, while
ship with even
those in Lona few could be
don, East Anglia
life-changing.
15,000
Number of
relatives of people
in South West ?
lowest in UK
HEADERS PERIL
FOOTBALLERS who head the ball most score worse
in attention and reaction tests, a US study has found.
But unintentional head impacts caused by colliding
with opponents or goalposts cause no such problems.
New York?s Albert Einstein College of Medicine
studied 308 players. Prof Michael Lipton said: ?Heading is a cause of brain injury. Since it?s under players? control, its consequences can be prevented.?
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IS YOUR MUTT A VIP? (THAT?S
THERE is still a chance to
nominate your pooch for The
Sun?s first Hero Dog Awards ?
but time is running out.
By CLARE O?REILLY
Rinder and celebrity vet Marc
Abraham.
The finalists will be invited to a
doggie brunch on Saturday, May 12
where we will hand out the prizes.
Claire said: ?At Battersea we see
how dogs transform people?s
lives for the better. From
ones that bring their owners deep companionship
and a reason to wake
up in the morning, to
those that go on to
live action-packed
They don?t have to be working
dogs, it could be a pet who was
there for you during tough times
or maybe they helped out a
member of your family.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
boss Claire Horton has joined
the judging panel. She will
help pick six finalists and an
overall winner, alongside
Christine Lampard, Judge
PANEL . . . Chris
lives as heroic police and customs
dogs, to therapy dogs providing lifechanging support.
?There are so many incredible dogs
that deserve to win The Sun?s Hero
Dog Awards and my fellow judges
and I will have our work cut out
picking the winners.?
Entries
have
been
flooding in since the
launch
this
month,
including therapy dog
Romeo
and
police
pooch Milly.
Their owners tell us
why they are special.
Simply
pawsome
JUDGE . . . Claire
6Milly sniffs air to detect people carrying drugs7
s
NEAL Nightingale, 57, has been a policedog handler for 19 years. His passive
scanning dog Milly has participated in
more than 2,500 arrests in her nine-year
service. With the pair set to retire at
Christmas, Neal explains how Milly has
kept hundreds of thousands of pounds
of drugs off the streets. Neal, who lives
in Romford, East London, said: ?Many
people haven?t heard of passive scanning
dogs, but the difference they make is
amazing. Milly works by waiting at a busy
pinch point, maybe in a shopping centre or
on a high street or outside a Tube station
and she?ll sniff the air to detect someone
carrying drugs.
?When she does, she walks in front of
them and sits down. That helps to give
officers the grounds to stop and search a
person. Generally speaking, the people
who are carrying drugs are often carrying
other items such as knives or guns, or they
may be wanted by the police.
?Her biggest haul was �,000 cash,
which was being couriered by a mule
working for a big London crime family, but
she?s helped to take loads of Class A drugs
and weapons off the streets
?When she?s not working she loves
laying in the sunshine and having a mooch
on her walks in the woods, although she
never switches off.
?When I first got her I was walking
her in the park when she signalled a
detection in a workers? van. They were
digging the grounds.
?They told me to get my dog away from
them and I had to diplomatically explain
she was a drug-detection dog and had
signalled they had some on them.?
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CANINE TO
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and Milly
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HOUND
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donates
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POSTWOMAN Steph Hartley, 30,
owns Pets As Therapy dog Romeo.
When he?s not attending the stroke
ward, where he helps patients
recover, or the dementia care
home where he also visits, he is
donating blood. Steph, from Welwyn Garden City, Herts, said: ?I
was browsing the internet for
furniture, stumbled across a picture
of Romeo by accident ? and he stole
my heart. I went to visit him that day,
when he was five months old, and
brought him home.
?My nan, Gladys, was 91 at the
time and had just gone into residential care. I was worried he?d jump up
at her but his entire demeanour
changed. He was so gentle with her.
?Nan wanted him to come and
meet her friends but he couldn?t
unless he was a qualified Pets
As Therapy dog, so we started
the course.
?Unfortunately,
she
passed away before
he qualified. But
he still became
a
therapy
dog and we go to our local dementia
home once a week. He also visits
the stroke ward at the Lister
Hospital in Stevenage.
?On top of that, he gives blood for
other dogs. A veterinary nurse told
me they were always short of blood
donors and that if Romeo wanted to,
they?d be very grateful.
?He took to it instantly and sat
beautifully still while they took
blood. He?s saved 26 lives so far, I
couldn?t be prouder of him.
?People can be nervous of
Staffies, they don?t have the best
reputation, but everyone who meets
Romeo is bowled over by how loving
and warm he is.?
IF you think your four-legged
friend deserves our Hero Dog
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You could win a �0 Amazon
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to nominate your pet. Entries must
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DIVORCE
WIFE BID
FOR KILL
COMPO
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
A WIFE who was divorcing her husband
is suing the speeding driver who killed
him for �0,000.
Cathryn Craven, 50, claims she and Jayson,
who had been together for 29 years and
married for 12, would probably have called off
their divorce and got back together.
They were in the ?cooling off period? between
decree nisi and decree
By ANDREW PARKER
absolute
when
the
48-year-old
steelworker
was killed crossing the Grant told London?s High
Court she loved Jayson
road in the early hours.
Driver
Terry
Davies, deeply and he did not
who was doing 86mph in want to divorce, so once
a 40mph zone, was jailed she had cooled off a
for four years for causing reconciliation was likely.
He added: ?The claimJayson?s death by dangerant is quite satisfied she
ous driving in Coventry.
would
have done everyThe couple separated
after he had an affair but thing in her power to
with
the
lawyers for Mrs Craven reconcile
claim there was an 80 deceased and to terminate
per cent chance of a the divorce proceedings.?
Mrs Craven is suing
reconciliation. They say
under the Fatal Accishe had acted in anger
dent
Act,
which
and not taken into
allows the relatives
consideration
the
of
those
killed
by
financial
implicaothers wrongdotion of divorcing
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to
seek
Jayson, the famdamages.
The
ily?s breadwinner.
case continues.
Lawyer
Marcus
andrew.parker@
the-sun.co.uk
Claim . . . wife
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MORRISONS is accused of defeating the object of its
wonky fruit and veg range by wrapping it in plastic.
The chain was praised for reducing waste by selling misshapen produce that was previously binned.
But customers say its good work is being undone
by the environmental damage the packaging causes.
Morrisons said wrapping was needed to mark the
cheaper prices but it was aiming for eco alternatives.
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club fight
FOOTBALLER
Rolando
Aarons was facing jail
last night after admitting
taking part in a brawl.
The Newcastle United
winger,
22,
was
with
family and friend?s in a
nightclub?s VIP section
when the row erupted
with another group.
Bottles
and
glasses
were hurled and one person suffered a serious
head injury at Livello in
the city centre.
Aarons, his mother, a
cousin and two pals all
admitted affray in a local
court yesterday. They will
be sentenced next month.
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on loan in Italy.
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A BARRISTER was fired
after revealing a QC took
� from his firm?s funds
to pay for private treatment when his daughter
got a splinter, an employment tribunal heard.
Gay Karen Gillard, 44,
said
a
?homophobic
gang? hounded her out
after she told a lawyers?
website about Anthony
Metzer?s girl, who was an
intern.
But Goldsmith Chambers claims says she was
sacked after complaints
of bullying staff.
Miss Gillard claims unfair dismissal and discrimination over sexuality.
London hearing continues.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
MARATHON BREAK AT MILE 22
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CRUTCH
COURAGE
Kim finishes despite bust hip
CHARITY RUNS TO
FINISH FOR MATT
THOUSANDS
of
runners
have
pledged to finish tragic chef Matt
Campbell?s London Marathon.
The Masterchef star, 29, died
after
collapsing
at
the
22.5mile mark. Well-wishers
will pay �to run the extra
3.7miles on Saturday to raise
�0,000 for his charity.
A MARATHON runner broke
her hip four miles from the
end but still battled her way
to the finish line.
Kim Lappin, 29, said she first
felt a pain eight miles in to Sunday?s race and pushed through it.
But the pain got worse and after 22
miles of the London course a doc said
she had an impact fracture of her hip.
Kim remembered her aunt had
some crutches at her home in Westminster that would help her finish.
The interior designer, of Northampton, said: ?I was devastated because I
EXCLUSIVE by DANNY DE VAAL
and STEVE KENNEDY
trained since January for it and I was
only four miles from the end.
?I had a few tears but then remembered the crutches at my aunt?s house.?
Kim?s friends went to fetch them and
joined other mates and family to cheer
her on to a time of 8h 44m. She was
predicted a 3hr 45m result.
She said: ?I was determined to finish.
I got a medal, then got straight into a
wheelchair and went to St John Ambulance who took me to hospital.?
Kim later had a two-hour op on her
right hip. danny.devaal1@the-sun.co.uk
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Doreen Shufflebotham, 86, had a fractured
and infected leg, artery blockage, sepsis, deep
vein thrombosis and acute bacterial meningitis.
But daughter Linda Farr, 68, did not get her mum
treated by a medical professional and continued to
neglect
her
wellbeing.
When experts examined
By LAUREN VEEVERS
Ms Shufflebotham?s body
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been moved from her traumatic? and ?upsetchair for up to 12 months. ting? for the investigating
Farr, of Hanley, Stoke, officers and praised their
was arrested three days professionalism.
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Sexuality coach and tantra
expert Layla Martin says:
?To create a safe container
for partners to talk about
their fantasies and desires, I
have them do a communication exercise I call Fears,
Loves and Desires.
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only
listen
fully.
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respond. Don?t ask questions.
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for what they are sharing
with you.
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your partner and ask each
other these three questions
(alternating, so you ask the
first question, the partner
answers,
and
then
your
partner asks you the first
question, and so on):
1. What do you love about
me?
2. What are you afraid of?
3. What do you desire?
?This allows you to talk
about your fears ? of being
judged, of being told ?no?, of
being rejected, or whatever
else you may be afraid of.?
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How can I explore
sex toys with lover?
Layla Martin says:
?Explain to your partner
that you want to enhance
your sexual experience.
?You aren?t trying to replace
them or use a toy because
they aren?t fulfilling you.
?It?s an exploration and a
shared experience.
Maybe
share
that
you
would love for them to try it
on you ? and be specific
about what you would like
to experience.
?A lot of men, especially,
3
want to know exactly how to
please
a
woman
and
specific, direct instructions
are very helpful so they feel
like they know what they
are doing.
?Express that it is about
your partner doing something with you or to you,
rather
than
about
your
wanting the experience of
the toy ? that way they don?t
feel threatened, but instead
feel as though they are
experiencing it with you.?
Can we stay friends
with benefits?
Social psychologist Justin
Lehmiller says:
?Some people are more
prone to ?catching feelings?
than others.
?It
really
depends
on
whether you?re the kind of
person who views sex and
love as going together (something psychologists call a
restricted sociosexual orientation) or as things that are
separate (unrestricted sociosexual orientation).
?If you?re the former type,
odds are that you?ll end up
wanting
more
than
just
friendship in the end. If
you?re the latter type, not so
much. If you end up desiring
a romantic relationship at
some point, it?s probably best
to be open about that with
your partner sooner rather
than later.
?There?s a chance they
might want the same thing,
too ? and, if so, you can
transition into another kind
of relationship that makes
everyone happy.
?If they don?t want to
move to a romance, it might
be time to call it quits.?
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Where do you start
with tantric sex?
Relationship counsellor Michaela
Boehm says:
?One of the simplest relational practices is to spend a designated amount
of time connecting with each other.
?As
little
as
five
minutes
of
uninterrupted eye contact and attention can make a huge difference in
the domain of intimacy.
?Sit across from each other in a
comfortable position.
?Set the timer and begin to connect
through eye contact.
?Notice
what
happens
when
distractions fall away.
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through knees and thighs, but see if
you can refrain from tall
means of reducing the ha
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of avoiding intimacy.
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Should we add a
third person?
Justin Lehmiller says:
?If the third is someone
you know, you might feel
safer and have better communication with them.
?But if things don?t go well
you risk ruining that friendship or things could get
complicated.
?By contrast, if you don?t
really know the third you?re
probably not going to see
them again, so there?s less of
an emotional risk to the
relationship ? but they may
not be as respectful.
?To avoid anyone feeling
left out, try to establish rules
that will prevent a situation
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How can I tell if BDSM
is right for me?
Sex author Betony Vernon says:
?The pleasures of full-body stimulation are best provided through use
of tools, such as cuffs, cords, blindfolds, whips, floggers and feathers.
?The
effective
use
of
such
instruments demands that lovers
acquire the ability to use them to a
safe and pleasure-maximizing end.
?Trust and consent, the foundation
of all great sexual relationships, are
as essential to BDSM play as good
communication.
?Open and honest communication
helps to maximize sexual pleasure
by permitting lovers to get what
they need to be fulfilled, to avoid
the overstepping of each other?s
limits
and
prevent
emergencies
before they arise.
?A blindfold that fits properly
should shut out all light.
?Used with a trusted partner, a
blindfold will give a clear indication
of whether or not a lover will be
open to exploring other forms of
sensory restraint.
?Similarly, if your partner appreciates it when you spank them with
your hand at the right time and on
the right spot during erotic play,
then they probably will be open to
exploring other forms of erotic
flagellation.?
7
How can I reignite
sexual intimacy?
Psychotherapist
Barry
Michels says:
?What can we do to prevent
sexual intimacy from waning
or restart it after it does?
?Try this: Give yourself a
grade (from A to F) for the
effort you put into creating
true intimacy with your
partner. Now give yourself a
grade for the effort you put
into everything else ? your
job, children, social life and
so on. Most people give
themselves an A or B for
everything else. They?d never
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where one of you ends up
unhappily sitting on the
sidelines. Threesomes often
become twosomes because
one
partner
finds
that
they?re just not as into it as
they thought they would be.
?So to prevent this, you
might want to establish a
?safe word? ? a word or
phrase that will clue your
partner in that the situation
has moved beyond your
comfort zone and you?re
ready to call it quits.
?The key here is to agree
that either partner is authorised to invoke the safe word
at any time, which means
it?s time to stop.?
forget to pick up their kid at
school, or blow off an important work assignment. But the
grade they give themselves
for creating intimacy tends
to be closer to a D or an F.
?The first step to restarting
sexual intimacy is usually to
shift your priorities.
?You have to think of your
relationship as the launching
pad for everything else you
want to achieve in your life,
including healthy kids, good
career, enjoyment of friends,
creative pursuits and hobbies.?
Is watching porn
a bad thing?
Adult film-maker Erika Lust
says:
?Quality erotic films can
be a wonderful addition in
the bedroom.
?Used properly, they stimulate you and push the
boundaries of your own
taboos, showing you new
experiences and spicing up
your sex life by bringing
your own fantasies to the
forefront.
?Watching
can
increase
confidence in the bedroom
for men and women, as well
as electrify the atmosphere
and
introduce
ideas
for
different role plays or sexual
practices. The possibilities
are endless.
?Also, watching good adult
cinema for self-pleasure may
help someone get to know
their body, what they really
enjoy and want from a
sexual partner, as well as
introduce more ways to selfpleasure.?
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6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Rip Off Britain: Food The team
investigate a door-to-door pots
and pans scam. (S,HD)
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
In London, the Welsh Valleys and
Greater Manchester. (R,S,HD)
11.00 Heir Hunters Tracking down
family members who could inherit
a substantial windfall. (S,HD)
11.45 The Housing Enforcers (R,S,HD)
12.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S,HD)
1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD)
1.30 Regional News (S)
1.45 Doctors Mrs Tembe
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2.15 800 Words George finally
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to the Weld cinema. (S,HD)
3.00 Escape To The Country In the
Shropshire countryside. (R,S,HD)
3.45 Flipping Profit Roo Irvine, Danny
Sebastian and Kevin Paxton head
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for bargains. (S,HD)
4.30 Flog It! Paul Martin presents
from Crowcombe Court in
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5.15 Pointless Quiz show. (S,HD)
6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD)
6.30 Regional News (S)
6am Flog It! Trade Secrets (R,S,HD)
6.30 Heir Hunters (R,S,HD)
7.15 Rip Off Britain: Food (R,S,HD)
8.00 Sign Zone: Great British
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9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (S,HD)
10.00 Snooker: The World
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the match between Mark Williams
and Jimmy Robertson set to
reach a conclusion, and John
Higgins v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
beginning. (S,HD)
11.30 Daily Politics News and
current affairs. (S,HD)
1.00 Snooker: The World
Championship Hazel Irvine
presents coverage of the second
session on day five at the
Crucible Theatre in Sheffield,
featuring Judd Trump v Chris
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Robert Milkins. (S,HD)
6.00 Eggheads Quiz show. (R,S,HD)
6.30 Britain In Bloom Chris Bavin
heads to the Wiltshire market
town of Melksham, as he meets
a group who have entered the
annual flower competition for five
years, but never won gold. (S,HD)
6am Good Morning Britain (S,HD)
8.30 Lorraine Entertainment and
fashion news. Presented by
Lorraine Kelly. (S,HD)
9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S,HD)
10.30 This Morning Celebrity chat and
lifestyle features. (S,HD)
12.30 Loose Women Another
helping of topical studio
discussion from a female
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with Chris Packham. (S,HD)
1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S)
1.55 Regional News (S)
2.00 Judge Rinder Real-life cases in
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3.00 Tenable A team of Doctor Who
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4.00 Tipping Point Game show
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5.00 The Chase Quiz show hosted by
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6.00 Regional News (S) Followed by
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6am Countdown (R,S,HD)
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7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond
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10.05 Ramsay?s Hotel Hell (R,S,HD)
11.00 Undercover Boss USA (R,S,HD)
12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD)
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1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers A large
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2.10 Countdown (S,HD)
3.00 A Place In The Sun:
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4.00 Escape To The Chateau: DIY
Paul and Karen rent out their
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5.00 Four In A Bed The third visit of
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5.30 Buy It Now A make-up artist
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the eye of the shoppers. (S,HD)
6.00 The Simpsons Mr Burns buys his
employees hi-tech specs so he
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6.30 Hollyoaks Jack leaves hospital
with good news. (R,S,HD)
6am Milkshake!
9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD)
11.15 The Yorkshire Vet Casebook
Peter Wright needs to act fast to
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12.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
The doctors treat the victim of a
violent and savage assault outside
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1.15 Home And Away (S,HD)
1.45 Neighbours (S,HD)
2.15 NCIS Gibbs and the team are
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3.15 Profile For Murder
A retired criminal profiler?s idyllic
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when the serial killer who ended
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Thriller starring Nicki Aycox.
(2013) ??? (S,HD)
5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD)
5.30 Neighbours Amy is unconvinced
by Liam?s assurances that he is a
changed man. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Home And Away Willow learns
the truth about Dean and Colby?s
accident. (R,S,HD)
6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD)
9pm Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall challenges
food producers in Britain?s Fat Fight
9pm Andrew is named publicly as Gianni
Versace?s killer in American Crime Story
9pm Joyce decides to fire Monty, forcing
him to search Benidorm for a new job
6.30pm Jack leaves his hospital appointment
with exceptionally good news in Hollyoaks
9pm Former 5ive member Abz talks candidly
about past choices in Me And My Addiction
HOLD TIGHT
7.00 The One Show
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
7.00 Police Interceptors
7.00 Emmerdale
7.00 Antiques Road Trip
Topical stories hosted by Matt
8.00 The Secret Life Of The Zoo
(8/12) Damien and Mark take
Frank struggles to find a job and
(7/10) Christina Trevanion and
Baker and Alex Jones. (S,HD)
(2/6) An African painted dog is
drastic action against a suspect on
offers his service to Rishi at the
James Braxton search for
Followed by BBC News
New Year?s Eve, and officers race
pregnant with the zoo?s first ever
factory ? but has to swallow his
bargains in Levenshulme,
8.00 Watchdog Live
to stop a drink-driver. (R,S,HD)
litter of this rare species, and
pride when he is offered a position
Manchester, before heading
(2/6) The team investigate
to auctions in Merseyside and
Then 5 News Update
keepers try to rekindle interest
on the production line. (S,HD)
alarming revelations about one of
Tyne and Wear. (R,S,HD)
8.00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
between two okapis. (S,HD)
7.30 Coronation Street
the UK?s most familiar
8.00 Top Of The Shop
(38/42) A patient feeling unwell
9.00 One Born Every Minute
Imran offers Zeedan an
With Tom Kerridge
companies, and expose an
after bumping her head visits the
(8/10) Young couple Chynna and
investment, Tracy orders Billy to
(4/8) Makers of cooking sauces
unexpected problem with Smart
surgery, and doctors meet a firstSpencer, who are both 21, arrive
move out of his flat, and Aidan
Televisions. (S,HD)
time mother who had to be
compete against each other for a
expecting their second child
suspects Summer of having a
9.00 Britain?s Fat Fight With Hugh
place in the final, as they test out
induced early and is still
together, with Chynna?s mother
crush on him. (S,HD)
Fearnley-Whittingstall
traumatised by the events. (S,HD)
their products on locals in
on hand to help them through the
8.00 Britain?s Brightest Family
(1/3) Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Followed by 5 News Update
Malhamdale, in the heart of the
labour. Meanwhile, Seif, who fled
(15/15) Two families go head to
9.00 Me And My Addiction
is on a mission to challenge food
Yorkshire Dales. (S,HD)
the war in Sudan 15 years ago,
head in the final round of the
Ten survivors talk about their
producers, restaurants and
9.00 The Assassination
and his partner Halah are
tournament, hoping to win a
Of Gianni Versace:
government to confront the
experiences of drug addiction,
desperate to start a family
holiday of a lifetime. Hosted by
American Crime Story
obesity crisis. In the first episode,
including famous figures in the
together, and anxiously await the
Anne Hegerty. (S,HD)
(9/9) Andrew watches as the
Hugh challenges the big brands
media spotlight, and the battles
arrival of their new baby after
8.30 Coronation Street
they faced trying to beat it. Abz,
news of the murder of Gianni
over their lack of transparency
tragically losing their first child six
Kate fights her insecurities over
former member of the boyband
Versace breaks across the world?s
when it comes to their cereal
months into the pregnancy. (S,HD)
Rana, David?s family confronts him
media, and he is named publicly
labels, and kicks off his ambitious
5ive, talks about his cocaine
over Emma, and Shona asks Adam 10.00 First Dates
as his killer. (S,HD)
project to see how much weight
addiction that took control of
Dental nurse Jade, who?s 25, is
to save Billy from eviction. (S,HD)
his mind and destroyed his body
9.55 Live At The Apollo
the people of Newcastle can
set up on a date with handsome
9.00 Benidorm
lose in a year. (S,HD)
over the course of ten years,
(6/6) Stand-up comedian and
tree surgeon Tom. Meanwhile,
(8/9) Monty is in need of a new
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
and a former banker talks
author Joe Lycett plays host in this
Sharran ? the UK?s only female
job after being sacked by Joyce,
10.30 Regional News (S)
about hiding a ruinous addiction
show recorded before a packed
sumo wrestler ? meets David, a
while Loretta and Eddie make
10.45 A Question Of Sport
from his family. (S,HD)
house at London?s Hammersmith
former bingo-caller, who has been
secret plans for an anniversary
(31/36) With England cricketer
10.30 My Extreme OCD Life
Apollo. He warms up the audience
unlucky in love in the past, and
party for Billy and Sheron
Anya Shrubsole, European
back in the UK. (S,HD)
(1/2) Documentary about young
and then introduces routines
city trader Adam is set up on a
Champion athlete Eilidh Doyle,
10.00 ITV News At Ten (S)
by fellow funny men Ivo Graham
people with obsessive compulsive
date with 28-year-old party girl
10.30 Regional News (S)
and Phil Wang. (R,S,HD)
Olympic boxing Champion Luke
disorder, including a woman
Leena from Liverpool. (S,HD)
who was once unable to leave
Campbell and golfer Lee
10.45 UEFA Champions
10.30 Newsnight
11.05 Fatberg Autopsy:
her own house. (R,S,HD)
League Highlights
Secrets Of The Sewers
Westwood. (S,HD)
(S,HD) Followed by Weather
11.15 Nightmare Pets SOS
Action from the semi-final first-leg
Rick Edwards joins scientists and 11.35 The Boy Who Grew A New
11.15 Snooker: The World
(2/2) The experts try to help a
Brain: Extraordinary People
matches, as the teams looked to
sewer workers to perform the first
Championship
couple who are under attack from
Revisiting a young boy who was
gain an advantage ahead of next
Jason Mohammad presents the
fatberg autopsy ? taken from the
an unsociable rabbit, deal with a
born with less than two percent of
week?s second-leg fixtures. (S,HD)
biggest blockage of fat and human
final session on day five at the
a normal brain, and the
Labrador that has a bad habit and
11.45 Play To The Whistle
waste found in the UK. (R,S,HD)
Crucible Theatre in Sheffield,
remarkable progress he has made
head to a south London pub with
(6/6) Holly Willoughby and
12.10 Live From Abbey Road
featuring John Higgins v
which has shocked medical
a problem pet. (R,S,HD)
captains Frank Lampard and
Classics (S,HD) 12.35 How?d
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Anthony
11.45 How Police Missed
professionals. (R,S,HD)
Bradley Walsh are joined by
McGill v Ryan Day. (S,HD)
You Get So Rich? (R,S,HD) 1.20
FILM Serena. Period drama
The Grindr Killer
12.30 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops
Andrew Johnston, Scarlett Moffatt
12.05 Snooker: World Championship
Documentary examining Stephen
starring Bradley Cooper. (2014)
(R,S,HD) 1.00 SuperCasino
and Rob Beckett. (R,S,HD)
Extra Extended highlights of
Port, the man who date-raped
the first-round matches. (S,HD)
?? (S,SL,HD) 3.10 Come Dine
(S,HD) 3.10 GPs: Behind Closed
12.35 Jackpot247 3.00 Tenable.
A team of five from Merseyside
2.05 Sign Zone: MasterChef.
and murdered four young gay
Champion Of Champions (R,S,HD)
Doors (R,S,HD) 4.00 Tattoo
men in East London within 15
answers questions. Warwick Davis
The amateurs serve a three4.05 Building The Dream
Disasters UK (R,S,SL,HD) 4.45
months. (R,S) Followed by
hosts. (R,S,SL,HD) 3.50
course fish lunch. (R,S,SL)
House Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10
(R,S,HD) 5.00 Fifteen To One
Weather For The Week Ahead
3.05-4.05am Pilgrimage: The
Nightscreen (HD) 5.05-6am The
(R,S,HD) 5.50-6am Kirstie?s
Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL) 5.35-6am
12.35 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
Road To Santiago (R,S,SL)
Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S,SL,HD)
Handmade Treasures (R,S,HD)
House Doctor (R,S,SL)
FILMS ????? Brilliant ???? Very Good ??? Good ?? Not Bad ? Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High De?nition
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
6am Animal 999 Double bill. (R,HD)
7.00 Meerkat Manor (R,S)
8.00 Monkey Life (R,S,HD)
9.00 Motorway Patrol (R,S)
10.00 Road Wars (R,S)
11.00 Warehouse 13 Pete and Claudia
investigate murders involving an
environmentalist group. (R,S,HD)
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
The team investigates an
abduction. (R,S,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Two episodes.
A professor is discovered in a
bath of acid. Then, the officers
handle an investigation involving
a dead prostitute. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles A lieutenant
commander?s dark secret is
exposed. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Stargate SG-1 Daniel?s body is
taken over by multiple
personalities. (R,S)
5.00 The Simpsons Homer proposes
to Marge for the second time
when he discovers their marriage
licence is invalid. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Futurama Double bill. Aliens
threaten to destroy Earth. Then,
Fry wins a contest that takes the
crew on a tour of the Slurm factory
and exposes its secret. (R,S)
PICK
YOUR
DATE
8pm Sara and the gang?s totem plan fails
to work in DC?s Legends Of Tomorrow
6.30 The Simpsons
Triple bill. Bart befriends a former
schoolboy prankster. Then, Lisa
accepts an invitation to join a
Wiccan coven. Next, Grampa
bumps into a newspaper columnist
who becomes fascinated with
his life and writes a series of
stories about him. (R,S,HD)
8.00 DC?s Legends Of Tomorrow
(18/18) Rip is forced to improvise
when the Legends? plan to
vanquish Mallus with the totems
fails to work. (HD)
9.00 A League Of Their Own
(8/14) Olympic medallist Jenny
Jones, football legend Gianfranco
Zola and comedian Johnny Vegas
join James Corden for the sporty
game show. (R,S,HD)
10.00 Premier League?s
Greatest Moments
(1/2) From 11-goal thrillers to
embarrassing misses, Jamie
Carragher reveals his greatest
Premier League moments.
Includes interviews with Jose
Mourinho, Harry Redknapp and
Jermain Defoe. (R,S,HD)
11.00 The Force: North East
(6/10) The chase is on as officers
pursue two car thieves who are in
a stolen vehicle, while two women
are caught fighting in the street in
Sunderland. (R,S,HD)
12.00 Brit Cops: Frontline Crime UK
The work of police officers in
London. (R,S) 1.00 Ross Kemp:
Extreme World (R,S,HD) 2.00
Most Shocking (R,S) 3.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R,S,HD) 4.00 The Real
A&E (R,S,HD) 5.00-6am It?s Me
Or The Dog (R,HD)
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
6am Total Goals 9.00 Good Morning Sports Fans
10.00 LIVE ATP Tennis. The Barcelona Open. From the
Real Club De Tenis Barcelona, featuring second-round
matches 3.00 LIVE Indian Premier League. Royal
Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings. Coverage
from the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
7.30 Sky Sports Tonight
10.00 The Debate Discussion on the latest news.
11pm-6am Sky Sports News
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Legends 8.00 The Debate 9.00 Premier League
100 Club 9.30 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 97/98 3.00 PL Years 5.00 PL Review
6.00 Premier League 100 Club
7.00 Best Premier League Own Goals
7.30 PL World A round-up of the latest news.
8.00 PL Review A look back at recent fixtures.
9.00 PL World A round-up of the latest news.
9.30 Best PL Goals: North London Derby
10.00 The Debate Discussion on the latest news.
11.00 PL World A round-up of the latest news.
11.30 Best PL Goals: Tottenham Vs Chelsea
12.00 PL Best Goals 02/03 1.00 The Debate 2.00 PL World
2.30 PL Greatest Games 3.00 The Debate 4.00 PL Best
Goals 02/03 5.00 PL World 5.30-6am PL Greatest Games
TONIGHT?S PICKS
Britain?s Fat Fight
BBC1, 9pm
HUGH FEARNLEYWHITTINGSTALL takes
on our obesity crisis,
petitioning the likes of
Kellogg?s over issues
such as labelling.
The Secret Life Of The Zoo
C4, 8pm
TWO African painted
dogs are matched for
breeding at Chester
Zoo but when the pack?s
dominant female dies
can they find a
replacement in time?
First Dates
C4, 10pm
SEVENTY-something
Connie reckons she is
too hot to handle, but
Gray rolls up on his
scooter determined to
prove her wrong . . .
Me & My Addiction
C5, 9pm
FORMER boyband star
Abz Love, left, and
actor Corey Feldman
talk candidly about
their drug issues and
the road to recovery.
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SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL
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 Revista De La Liga
12.30 La Liga World 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?s Greatest Players 8.00 Revista De
La Liga 8.30 La Liga World 9.00 Football?s Greatest Players
10.00 Magical Messi 11.00 La Liga Icons 12.00 Revista De
La Liga 12.30 La Liga World 1.00 One2Eleven 1.30 SPFL
Greatest Games 2.00 Revista De La Liga 2.30 La Liga World
3.00 Football Years 3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL
Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football?s
Greatest Players 5.30-6am Football?s Greatest Teams
SKY SPORTS ACTION
6am Boxing Gold 7.00 Sporting Triumphs 7.30 Boxing
Gold 8.30 NFL: Greatest Games 10.00 NFL: America?s
Game 11.00 Racing News 11.30 Sporting Triumphs 12.00
NFL: A Football Life 1.00 Sporting Records 2.00 NFL:
Greatest Games 3.30 Fishing 4.00 Bass Fishing 5.00 WWE
Main Event 6.00 WWE Experience 7.00 Fishing 8.00
Watersports World 9.00 Motorsport Mundial 9.30 Fast Zone
10.00 NFL Draft 10.30 Watersports World 11.30 Sports
Unlimited 12.30 Watersports World 1.30 Fast Zone 2.00
NFL: Greatest Games 3.30 Sporting Greats 4.00 Watersports
World 5.00 Motorsport Mundial 5.30-6am Fast Zone
SKY SPORTS ARENA
6am Sporting Greats 7.00 WWE Experience 8.00 Sporting
Records 8.30 Great Sporting Moments 9.00 Maraton Del
Meridiano 9.30 Triathlon 10.00 LIVE ATP Tennis. The
Barcelona Open. 5.00 ATP Tour Classic Matches 5.30 NFL
Draft 6.00 Fast Zone 6.30 NFL Draft
7.00 Sports Unlimited Offbeat activities.
8.00 NRL Try Time A run down of all of the tries.
9.00 Darts Gold Double bill.
9.30 Fishing: Hooked On Africa
10.00 WWE Late Night Smackdown Wrestling action.
12.00 Bass Fishing. The latest event of the FLW Tour.
1.00 Sports Unlimited 2.00 NRL Try Time 3.00 Sporting
Records 4.00 NRL Try Time 5.00-6am Sports Unlimited
BT SPORT 1
9am Premier League Reload 9.15 MotoGP Rewind
9.30 30 For 30 10.30 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day three of the
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. 4.30 BT Sport Goals
Reload 4.45 MotoGP Rewind 5.00 The Emirates FA Cup
Highlights 5.30 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day three of the
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. 9.30 Michelin
Le Mans Cup Highlights 10.00 IndyCar Highlights
11.00 Irish Rally Review 11.30 UFC: Beyond The Octagon
12.00 LIVE NBA. Cleveland Cavaliers v Indiana Pacers.
Tip-off at 12.00. 2.30 NBA Reload 3.00 Serie A Show 3.30
MotoGP Rewind 3.45 BT Sport Reload 4.00-6am AFL
BT SPORT 2
6am Ligue 1 10.00 Moto3 11.00 Moto2 12.00 MotoGP
1.00 MotoGP Chequered Flag 2.00 British RallyCross
Highlights 3.00 Irish Rally Review 3.30 Serie A Show 4.00
NBA 5.30 UEFA Champions League 6.30 Premier League
World 7.00 LIVE UEFA Champions League. Bayern
Munich v Real Madrid. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.15 UFC: Beyond
The Octagon 10.45 Premier League Reload 11.00 30 For
30 3.00 UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 4.00-6am 30 For 30
BT SPORT 3
6am Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 6.30 Vanarama National
League Highlights 7.00 Champions League 8.00 German
Cup Highlights 8.30 Game Of The Week 9.00 LIVE WTA
Tennis. Day three of the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup.
7.00 Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 7.30 BT Sport Reload
8.00 Rugby Tonight 9.00 MotoGP Highlights 10.00 AFL
12.00 Champions League 1.00 Rugby Tonight 2.00 British
RallyCross Highlights 3.00-6am Classic Premier League
S4C 6am Cyw 11.00 Cyw 12.00 Newyddion S4C A?r Tywydd
12.05 Crwydro 12.30 Y Ty Arian 1.30 Garddio A Mwy 2.00
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S4C A?r Tywydd 3.05 Pengelli 3.30 Tre Breizh Lyn Ebenezer 4.00
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Heno 7.30 Pobol Y Cwm 8.25 Wil Ac Aeron: Taith Rwmania
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FREEVIEW
10.20 The Bachelor 11.15 You?ve Been Framed!
Gold 12.15 Emmerdale 12.45 The Cube: Celebrity
Special 1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The
Jeremy Kyle Show 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! 1.25 Two And A Half Men 2.20
Teleshopping 5.50-6am Nightscreen
5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00
Hollyoaks 7.30 Extreme Cake Makers 8.00 The
Goldbergs. Adam tells the truth to his parents when he
has a mishap with Beverly?s new coat. 8.30 The Big
Bang Theory 9.00 Timeless 10.00 Naked Attraction
11.05 The Big Bang Theory 12.05 First Dates 1.10
Tattoo Fixers 2.10 Gogglebox 3.05 The Goldbergs
3.25 Timeless 4.10-6am Rules Of Engagement
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.55 Heartbeat
7.55 The Royal 8.55 Judge Judy 10.25 Marple
12.30 The Royal 1.35 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street 3.45 On The Buses 4.50 You?re
Only Young Twice 5.20 George And Mildred 5.55
Heartbeat 7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Endeavour
10.00 The Street 12.45 Joe Maddison?s War 2.20
Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Summer Sun 11.35 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come Dine
With Me 4.50 A Place In The Sun: Summer Sun
5.50 Ugly House To Lovely House With George
Clarke 6.55 The Secret Life Of The Zoo 7.55 Grand
Designs 9.00 Vet On The Hill 10.00 24 Hours In A&E
11.05 Terror On Everest: Surviving The Nepal
Earthquake 12.05 Ramsay?s Kitchen Nightmares
USA 1.05 24 Hours In A&E 2.05 Vet On The Hill
3.10-4am 8 Out Of 10 Cats Uncut: The Best Bits
ITV3 freeview 10
TIMELESS,
E4, 9pm
Rufus and Lucy travel to Salem,
Massachusetts, during September 1692,
where they are caught up in the witch hysteria
that has descended on the town.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days 7.30 Sea City 8.00 The Great
Rift: Africa?s Wild Heart 9.00 Elizabeth I?s Secret
Agents 10.00 The Plantagenets 11.00 Drills,
Dentures And Dentistry: An Oral History 12.00
Stonehenge: A Timewatch Guide 1.00 Top Of The
Pops: 1983 2.00 The Great Rift: Africa?s Wild Heart
3.00-4am Elizabeth I?s Secret Agents
ITV2 freeview 6
6am The Planet?s Funniest Animals 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World Records 7.10 Who?s Doing
The Dishes? 7.55 Emmerdale 8.25 You?ve Been
Framed! Gold 9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Satellite & Digital
ITV4 freeview 24
6am The Saint 6.50 Pawn Stars 7.35 Ironside 8.30
Quincy ME 9.35 Minder 10.35 The Saint 11.35 The
Avengers 12.45 Ironside 1.50 Quincy ME 2.50
Minder 3.55 The Saint 4.55 The Avengers 6.05
Cash Cowboys 7.00 Pawn Stars 8.00 River Monsters
9.00 The Motorbike Show 10.00 The Americans
11.00 Lethal Weapon 12.00 The Big Fish Off 1.05
Minder 2.00 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive 2.50
Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping
E4 freeview 28
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Rules Of Engagement 8.00 How
I Met Your Mother 9.00 New Girl 10.00 2 Broke Girls
11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 12.00 The Goldbergs
1.00 The Big Bang Theory 2.00 How I Met Your
Mother 3.00 New Girl 4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
MORE4 freeview 14
5USA freeview 21
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Catch A
Contractor 9.30 Rookie Blue 10.15 Law & Order
11.10 NCIS: New Orleans 1.05 NCIS 2.05 Rookie
Blue 3.00 Law & Order 5.00 FILM A Wife?s Suspicion
(2016) 7.00 NCIS 9.00 Rookie Blue. New series.
Andy and Nick continue to work undercover infiltrating
a meth pipeline, but their covert mission goes
sideways when both disappear. 10.00 Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit 11.55 Law & Order: Los Angeles
12.55 CSI: NY 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
5STAR freeview 30
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Animals Make You Laugh
Out Loud 2 8.25 Dance Moms 9.10 Car Crime UK:
Caught On Camera 10.05 The Fresh Prince Of BelAir 11.05 Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole 12.05
Police Interceptors 1.05 Can?t Pay? We?ll Take It
Away! 3.00 Neighbours 3.30 Home And Away 4.00
Will & Grace 5.00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 6.00
Neighbours 6.30 Home And Away 7.00 Benefits:
Through A Child?s Eyes 8.00 Can?t Pay Special: Big
Family Bust Up 9.00 Rich Kids Go Skint 10.00 Star
11.00 FILM The Boy Next Door (2015) 12.55
Riverdale 1.50 Empire 3.35 Cats Make You Laugh
Out Loud 2 4.00-6am Teleshopping
PICK freeview 11
6am Border Security: America?s Front Line 7.00
Motorway Patrol 8.00 Border Patrol 9.00 Criminal
Minds 10.00 Stargate Atlantis 11.00 Stargate SG-1
12.00 Cold Case 1.00 Criminal Minds 2.00 House
3.00 Border Patrol 4.00 Border Security: Canada?s
Front Line 5.00 Animal House 6.00 Relic Hunter
7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00 Babylon 5 9.00 Bones
10.00 Criminal Minds 11.00 Road Wars 12.00
The Force: Essex 1.00 Brit Cops: Rapid Response
2.00 Police 10/7 3.00 Road Wars 4.00 Motorway
Patrol 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare
DAVE freeview 12
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters 10.00
American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 Sin City
Motors 4.00 Steve Austin?s Broken Skull Challenge.
Endurance challenge hosted by the former wrestler.
5.00 Top Gear 6.00 Room 101 6.40 Would I Lie To
You? 8.00 Sin City Motors 9.00 Live At The Apollo
10.00 Room 101 12.00 QI 1.20 Mock The Week
2.00 QI 3.15 Parks And Recreation 3.40 The
Indestructibles 4.00-6am Teleshopping
REALLY freeview 17
6am Celebrity Fantasy Homes 7.00 Teleshopping
8.00 Escape To The Country 9.00 Celebrity Fantasy
Homes 10.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming 11.00
Helicopter Heroes 12.00 Antiques Road Trip 1.00
Escape To The Country 2.00 Celebrity Fantasy
Homes 3.00 Helicopter Heroes 4.00 Most Haunted
5.00 Ghost Adventures 6.00 Antiques Road Trip
7.00 Escape To The Country 8.00 The Sheriffs Are
Coming 9.00 Medical Emergency 9.30 Bin There,
Dump That 10.00 Motorway Cops 11.00 I Survived
Evil 12.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner 1.00 Born To Kill?
2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner
4.50 Born To Kill? 5.35-6am DIY SOS
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Murder Maps 11.00 Impossible
Engineering 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Swallowed By A
Sinkhole 2.00 The Himalayas 3.00 Coast 4.00
Murder Maps 5.00 Impossible Engineering 6.00
Churchill?s Bodyguard 7.00 A Tale Of Two Sisters
8.00 Secrets Of Britain 9.00 Porridge 11.00
Dinnerladies 1.00 Black Ops 2.00 Auschwitz: The
Nazis And The Final Solution 3.00-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Secrets Of The
Summer House (2008) 10.55 FILM A Deadly
Obsession (2011) 12.45 FILM Mermaids (1990)
3.00 FILM The Great Outdoors (1988) 4.50 FILM
Jumanji (1995) 6.55 FILM Captain Ron (1992) 9.00
FILM I Am Wrath (2016) 10.55 FILM Half Past Dead
2 (2008) 12.50 FILM Anonymous (2011) 3.40 FILM
Savannah (2013) 5.50-6am Sony Movie News Extra
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
GOLD
6am Urban Secrets 7.00 Richard E Grant?s Hotel
Secrets 8.00 Fish Town 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. Danny investigates
the murder of a student on a college campus. 9.00
Occupied. The coast guard soldiers are arrested for
their actions. 10.00 High Maintenance. A realtor
strives to improve her lifestyle. Meanwhile, a couple
win an affordable-housing lottery. 10.35 Silicon
Valley 11.10 Billions 12.20 Tin Star 2.20 Here And
Now 3.30 Animals 4.05-6am The West Wing
2.00 Send In The Dogs 3.00 Nothing To Declare
5.00 Border Security: Canada?s Front Line 6.00
Medical Emergency 7.00 Children?s Hospital 8.00
Elementary 9.00 Grey?s Anatomy. An immigration
agent shows up to investigate a member of staff,
putting their future at the hospital in doubt. 10.00
Station 19. In the absence of Captain Pruitt, Andy and
Jack try to find a way to work together. A car accident
on a rural road puts both the victims and the crew?s
lives at risk. 11.00 Criminal Minds 12.00 CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation 1.00 Cold Case 2.00 Scandal
3.00 Madam Secretary 4.00 Nothing To Declare
5.00-6am Border Security: Canada?s Front Line
7.35am A Sharp Intake Of Breath 8.00 Waiting For
God 8.40 Goodnight Sweetheart 9.20 Last Of The
Summer Wine 11.20 You Rang, M?Lord? 12.20 The
Green Green Grass 1.00 As Time Goes By 1.40
Waiting For God 2.20 Only Fools And Horses 3.00
Last Of The Summer Wine 5.00 As Time Goes By
5.40 The Green Green Grass 6.20 Dad?s Army 7.00
You Rang, M?Lord? 8.00 Dad?s Army 8.45 Only Fools
And Horses 9.20 Citizen Khan 10.40 Live At The
Apollo 11.40 Come Fly With Me 12.20 Citizen Khan
1.00 Vic Reeves Big Night Out 2.05 Live At The Apollo
2.55 Come Fly With Me 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Motorway Patrol 7.00 Highway Patrol 7.30
Border Patrol 8.00 Border Security: Canada?s Front
Line. Double bill. 9.00 Elementary 10.00 CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation 11.00 Cold Case 12.00
Children?s Hospital 1.00 Medical Emergency
8am Monk 9.00 Bones 11.00 The Mentalist 1.00
NCIS 3.00 Bones 5.00 The Mentalist 7.00 NCIS
10.00 Bull 11.00 Deep State 12.00 American Dad!
1.00 Family Guy 2.00 Science Of Stupid 3.00 Family
Guy 4.00 American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
8am Scrubs 9.00 My Name Is Earl 10.00 Gilmore
Girls 11.00 Friends 1.00 Impractical Jokers 2.00
Friends 4.00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 5.00
Friends. Six episodes. 8.00 Your Face Or Mine.
Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan host the game show.
SKY LIVING
FOX
COMEDY CENTRAL
8.30 Bad Robots 9.00 Russell Howard Live:
Wonderbox 10.00 The Chris Ramsey Show. Topical
chat show, looking back at stories and viral content
from the worlds of entertainment, celebrity and social
media. 10.30 Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road
Trip 11.00 You?re The Worst 12.00 Impractical
Jokers: Inside Jokes 12.30 Impractical Jokers 1.00
The Daily Show 1.30 South Park 3.50 Bob?s Burgers
4.15 Two And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping
W
6.10am Doctor Who 7.00 My Dream Home 8.00
Tipping Point 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Inside The
Ambulance 12.00 Tipping Point 1.00 Supernanny US
2.00 Who Do You Think You Are? USA 3.00 My
Dream Home 5.00 Tipping Point 7.00 My Dream
Home 8.00 Inside The Ambulance 9.00 Embarrassing
Bodies 10.00 One Born Every Minute 11.00 Gavin &
Stacey 12.20 Inside The Ambulance 1.15 Code
Black 2.00 Happy Valley 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
UNIVERSAL
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 8.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit 2.00 Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping
DISCOVERY
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaskan Bush People
8.00 Secrets Of The Underground 9.00 Wheeler
Dealers 11.00 Fast N? Loud 1.00 Railroad Alaska
2.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men
4.00 Gold Rush 5.00 Secrets Of The Underground
6.00 Wheeler Dealers. Double bill. 8.00 Tanked.
NBA superstar Anthony Davis brings Wayde and
Brett on board to transform an entire room into an
aquarium. 9.00 Street Outlaws: Memphis. JJ wrecks
his truck and trailer while returning from race night.
10.00 Twin Turbos 11.00 Gold Rush: Parker?s Trail
12.00 Street Outlaws: Memphis 1.00 How It?s Made
3.00 Tanked 3.50 Twin Turbos 4.40 Wheeler
Dealers 5.30-6am How It?s Made
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am Growing Up Smith (12, 2015) ????
8.00 Ready Player One: Special
8.30 Rough Night (15, 2017) Comedy. ???
10.30 Broken Vows (15, 2016) Thriller. ???
12.15 The Dark Tower (12, 2017) Fantasy. ??
2.05 American Wrestler: The Wizard (12, 2016)
Drama starring George Kosturos. ????
4.15 Gifted (12, 2017) Tearjerker. ????
6.10 Rough Night (15, 2017) Comedy. ???
8.00 The Dark Tower (12, 2017) Fantasy. ??
9.45 Sheikh Jackson (2017) Drama. ????
11.30 Broken Vows (15, 2016) Thriller. ???
1.15 Sky (15, 2015) Drama. ???
3.15-5.30am American Wrestler: The Wizard
(12, 2016) Drama with George Kosturos. ????
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
6am Splash! (PG, 1984) Comedy. ????
8.00 Date And Switch (15, 2014) Comedy. ???
9.40 How To Be A Latin Lover (12, 2017) ???
11.40 The Love Guru (12, 2008) Comedy. ?
1.15 The House (15, 2017) Comedy. ??
3.00 Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
(12, 2004) Comedy with Will Ferrell. ???
4.40 The Boss (15, 2016) Comedy. ???
6.25 Table 19 (12, 2017) Comedy. ???
8.00 The House (15, 2017) Comedy. ??
9.40 Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
(12, 2004) Comedy with Will Ferrell. ???
11.25 Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky
Bobby (15, 2006) Comedy. ???
1.30 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (15, 2007)
Comedy starring John C Reilly. ???
3.15 White Island (15, 2016) Comedy. ???
5.00-7am Dragnet (PG, 1987) Comedy. ??
SKY CINEMA ACTION
6am 12 Rounds (15, 2009) Thriller. ??
8.00 Behind Enemy Lines (12, 2001) Drama. ??
10.00 The Day The Earth Stood Still (12, 2008)
Sci-fi remake starring Keanu Reeves. ??
12.00 John Wick: Chapter 2 (15, 2017) ???
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
6.30am Breakfast 10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45 Newsbeat
1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00
Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 The 8th 11.00 Huw
Stephens 1.00 Benji B 3.00 Comedy: Niki And Sammy?s
Peachy Podcast 4.00-6.30am Early Breakfast Show
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 Amol Rajan 7.00
The Folk Show 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 Dog Days 10.30
What If? 11.00 Old Grey Whistle Test 40 (R) 12.00 Pick
Of The Pops (R) 2.00 Radio 2 Playlists 3.00 Radio 2
Playlist 5.00-6.30am Nicki Chapman
2.15 The Hurricane Heist (12, 2018) ???
4.15 Birth Of The Dragon (12, 2016) ???
6.00 Behind Enemy Lines (12, 2001) ??
8.00 John Wick: Chapter 2 (15, 2017) ???
10.15 The Hurricane Heist (12, 2018) ???
12.05 Birth Of The Dragon (12, 2016) ???
1.50 12 Rounds (15, 2009) Thriller. ??
3.50 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (15, 2015) ???
5.30-6am Rampage: Special
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
7am The Dragon Spell (U, 2016) Animation. ???
8.30 Ice Age (U, 2002) Animation. ???
10.00 Trolls (U, 2016) Animation. ????
11.40 Horton Hears A Who! (U, 2008) ????
1.10 Bedknobs And Broomsticks (U, 1971) ???
3.10 Babe: Pig In The City (U, 1998) ???
4.50 Ice Age (U, 2002) Animation. ???
6.20 Trolls (U, 2016) Animation. ????
8.00 Bedknobs And Broomsticks (U, 1971) ???
10.00 Pele: Birth Of A Legend (PG, 2016) ????
11.50 Toys (PG, 1992) Comedy. ??
2.00 The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep
(PG, 2007) Fantasy adventure. ????
4.00 Louis & Luca: The Big Cheese Race
(U, 2015) Animation. ????
5.30-7am Louis And Luca And The Snow
Machine (U, 2013) Family. ???
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
7.30am Sunset Boulevard (PG, 1950) ?????
9.30 South Pacific (PG, 1958) Musical. ????
12.05 Flight (15, 2012) Drama. ????
2.25 Sully (12, 2016) Fact-based drama. ????
4.10 Mum?s List (12, 2016) Drama. ????
6.00 Billy Lynn?s Long Halftime Walk (15, 2016)
War drama starring Joe Alwyn. ???
8.00 Flight (15, 2012) Drama. ????
10.20 Sully (12, 2016) Fact-based drama. ????
12.05 Premonition (12, 2007) Thriller. ??
1.50 Boogie Nights (18, 1997) Drama. ?????
4.35-6.20am How To Marry A Millionaire (U,
1953) Comedy with Marilyn Monroe. ????
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00
Composer Of The Week: Strozzi (R) 1.00 News 1.02
Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 3.30 Choral
Evensong 4.30 BBC Young Musician 2018 5.00 In Tune
7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert 10.00 Free
Thinking 10.45 The Essay: Dark Blossoms 11.00 Late
Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night (R)
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
6am Today 8.30 LW: Yesterday In Parliament 9.00 Soul
Music 9.30 The History Of Secrecy (R) 9.45 Book Of The
Week 9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman?s Hour
10.56 The Listening Project 11.00 Imperial Echo (R)
SKY CINEMA HITS
6am Forsaken (15, 2015) Western. ???
7.35 Desierto (15, 2015) Thriller. ???
9.05 Troy (15, 2004) Adventure. ???
11.50 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. ???
1.35 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (12,
2017) Fantasy drama with Charlie Hunnam. ???
3.45 Drone (15, 2017) Thriller. ???
5.20 Did You Hear About The Morgans?
(PG, 2009) Romantic comedy. ??
7.10 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. ???
9.00 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (12,
2017) Fantasy drama with Charlie Hunnam. ???
11.10 Sausage Party (18, 2016) ????
12.50 Terminator Salvation (12, 2009) ??
2.55 The Stanford Prison Experiment (15, 2015)
Fact-based drama. ????
5.05-7am Did You Hear About The Morgans?
(PG, 2009) Romantic comedy. ??
SKY CINEMA SUPERHEROES
6.15am Ultraviolet (15, 2006) Futuristic thriller. ??
7.45 Spider-Man 2 (PG, 2004) Adventure. ????
10.00 Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (12,
2009) Sci-fi sequel starring Shia LaBeouf. ??
12.35 Logan Noir (15, 2017) Fantasy. ????
3.00 Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (PG,
1987) Superhero adventure sequel. ?
4.35 Batman: Year One (15, 2011) ????
5.45 Spider-Man 2 (PG, 2004) Adventure. ????
8.00 Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (12,
2009) Sci-fi sequel starring Shia LaBeouf. ??
10.35 Logan Noir (15, 2017) Fantasy. ????
12.55 Superman Returns (12, 2006) ???
3.30 Ultraviolet (15, 2006) Futuristic thriller. ??
5.10 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them:
Special A behind-the-scenes look at the film.
5.40-6am The Top Ten Show 2018
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
6.10am Piglet?s Big Movie (U, 2003) ???
7.35 Meet The Robinsons (U, 2007) ??
9.15 Muppet Treasure Island (U, 1996) ????
11.30 Big Problems (R) 12.00 News; LW: Shipping
Forecast 12.04 Home Front 12.15 You And Yours 12.57
Weather 1.00 The World At One 1.45 Chinese Characters
2.00 The Archers (R) 2.15 Drama: Mythos 3.00 Money
Box Live 3.30 All In The Mind (R) 4.00 Thinking Allowed
4.30 The Media Show 5.00 PM; LW: Shipping Forecast
5.57 Weather 6.00 News 6.30 Sketchtopia 7.00 The
Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45 Curious Under The Stars
8.00 Unreliable Evidence 8.45 Four Thought 9.00
Costing The Earth (R) 9.30 Soul Music (R); Weather
10.00 The World Tonight 10.45 Book At Bedtime: Nikesh
Shukla ? The One Who Wrote Destiny 11.00 Six Degrees
Of John Sessions 11.15 John Moloney (R) 11.30 Today
In Parliament 12.00 News 12.30 Book Of The Week (R)
11.05 Inner Workings (U, 2016) ????
11.15 Cars 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ???
1.05 The Pacifier (PG, 2005) Comedy. ??
2.50 Hercules (U, 1997) Animation. ???
4.30 Meet The Robinsons (U, 2007) ??
6.10 Cars 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ???
8.00 Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of
The Black Pearl (12, 2003) ?????
10.25 Muppet Treasure Island (U, 1996) ????
12.10 Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen
(PG, 2004) Drama with Lindsay Lohan. ??
1.50 Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of
The Black Pearl (12, 2003) ?????
4.20-6.30am The News Boys (PG, 1992) ??
SKY CINEMA CLASSICS
6am Return Of The Seven (PG, 1966) ???
7.45 The Godfather (15, 1972) Drama. ?????
10.45 The Godfather: Part II (18, 1974) ?????
2.15 Dog Day Afternoon (15, 1975) ?????
4.30 The Godfather (15, 1972) ?????
7.30 The Godfather: Part II (18, 1974) ?????
11.00 Serpico (18, 1973) ?????
1.15 Dog Day Afternoon (15, 1975) ?????
3.25 Thunderbolt And Lightfoot (18, 1974)
Comedy drama with Clint Eastwood. ????
5.25-6.50am The Ox-Bow Incident (PG, 1943)
Western drama starring Henry Fonda. ???
SKY CINEMA MONSTERS
6am The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG, 1997)
Adventure with Jeff Goldblum. ???
8.15 Jurassic Park III (PG, 2001) ???
10.00 The Great Wall (12, 2016) Fantasy. ????
12.00 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar?s
Revenge (12, 2017) Adventure. ???
2.15 Kong: Skull Island Special
2.45 Warcraft (12, 2016) Fantasy. ??
5.00 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG, 1997)
Adventure with Jeff Goldblum. ???
7.15 Jurassic Park III (PG, 2001) ???
9.00 The Great Wall (12, 2016) Fantasy. ????
11.00 Warcraft (12, 2016) Fantasy. ??
12.48 Shipping 1.00 As BBC World Service 5.20 Shipping
5.30 News; Prayer 5.45 Farming 5.58-6am Tweet (R)
RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 The Emma Barnett Show
With Anna Foster 1.00 Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive
7.00 5 Live Sport 7.45 5 Live Sport: Champions League
Football 2017-18. Bayern Munich v Real Madrid. Kick-off at
7.45. 10.30 Phil Williams 1.00 Up All Night 5.00 Morning
Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money
VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk
10am Eddy Temple-Morris 1.00 Kate Lawler 4.00 Matt
Richardson 7.00 Tim Cocker 11pm-6am Overnight
1.20 Cujo (18, 1983) Horror. ??
3.10 Army Of Darkness (15, 1992) ???
5.00-6am Sky Cinema Preview
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
7am The Hatton Garden Job (15, 2017) ????
8.35 The Infiltrator (15, 2016) ????
10.45 Wall Street (15, 1987) Drama. ?????
12.55 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (12,
2010) Drama starring Michael Douglas. ???
3.10 Psycho (15, 1960) Thriller. ?????
5.00 City Of Tiny Lights (15, 2016) ????
7.00 Get Rich Or Die Tryin? (15, 2005) ??
9.00 Inferno (12, 2016) Thriller. ???
11.05 Shaft (18, 2000) Thriller. ????
12.50 Marked For Death (18, 1990) ???
2.35 Dog Eat Dog (18, 2016) Thriller. ??
4.20-6am Sam Churchill: Search For A
Homeless Man (PG, 1998) Thriller. ??
FILM4 freeview 15
11am The Gunfight At Dodge City (PG, 1959) ??
12.40 Robinson Crusoe On Mars (U, 1964)
Sci-fi drama starring Paul Mantee. ????
2.55 Man Without A Star (PG, 1955) ????
4.40 Carry On Constable (U, 1960) ???
6.25 Life Of Pi (PG, 2012) Adventure. ?????
8.50 Beast Interview Special
9.00 Dark Places (15, 2015) Thriller. ??
11.15 Kill Your Friends (18, 2015) Drama. ??
1.20-4am The Treatment (18, 2014) ????
TCM
4.50pm Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (U, 1943)
Murder mystery starring Basil Rathbone. ????
6.15 Sherlock Holmes And The Woman In Green
(PG, 1945) Mystery. ???? 7.40 The Pearl Of
Death (PG, 1944) ???? 9.00 Exit Wounds
(18, 2001) Thriller. ?? 11.05 Sherlock Holmes
(12, 2009) ???? 1.45 Conspiracy Theory
With Jesse Ventura 3.30 Hollywood?s Best Film
Directors 5.00-6.15am Sherlock Holmes In
Washington (PG, 1943) Mystery. ???
TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com
6am The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With David Ginola
10.00 Jim White, Tony Cascarino And Bob Mills 1.00
Rushden And Jacobs 4.00 Adrian Durham And Darren
Gough. The latest news from the footballing world.
7.00 Kick-off. Bayern Munich v Real Madrid. Kick-off at
7.45. 10.00 Sports Bar. With Andy Goldstein and Jason
Cundy. 1.00-6am Extra Time With Adam Catterall
TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk
6.30am Julia Hartley-Brewer 10.00 Mike Graham 1.00
Jamie East 4.00 Afternoon Show 7.00 James Whale Feat
Ash 10.00 The Late Night Alternative With Iain Lee
1.00 Paul Ross 5.00-6.30am James Max
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landlines and waod for
the Champions tching
football ? now it isLeague
drama seriously taking
, too.
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The Terror,
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Email: andy.halls@the-sun.co.uk Twitter: @AndyBizarre
My team: Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee, Benjy Potter and Joe Kasper
Brings it all
back to view
must avoid
WHAT? Benidorm, 9pm,
ITV.
WHY? Kenneth wakes up
to find the Blow and Go
filled in with bricks by
builders. It almost feels
like a sad analogy for how
this once-loved series has
ended up.
S CLUB HANNAH BACK IN EASTENDERS
POP-STAR crossovers with
soaps don?t always go to
plan, as SARAH HARDING
can attest after a disastrous
four-episode stint on Corrie
in 2015.
ABZ?S POP
AT LABEL
Fortunately, S CLUB 7 star
HANNAH SPEARRITT was more
of a success with a two-episode
EastEnders gig last year.
Now I can reveal she has
been invited back to Albert
Square to reprise the role later
this year.
Hannah played Kandice, right,
the wealthy sister of Karen
Taylor. She reluctantly helped
her sister with money woes and
it seems likely the pair will
lock horns again.
A telly source said: ?Bosses
were really impressed with
Hannah?s talent and energy.
?She went down well with
fans and created a great buzz
FORMER 5IVE singer ABZ
LOVE has revealed he wants
to open a rehab centre for pop
stars following his own bad
experience when his band
was dropped.
The singer, above, opened
up about his booze and drugs
issues in Channel 5?s new
documentary Me And My
Addiction on tonight at 9pm.
Abz said: ?Our label took us
in, wrapped us in cotton wool,
chewed us up and spat us out.
?We weren?t given advice
about tax or putting money
away. Everyone just cares
about their piece of the pie.?
It doesn?t take a genius to
know not to spend all your
money at once.
soapbox
KATY: I?M ORL
SPOKEN FOR
IN EMMERDALE, Frank
continues to struggle to find
employment, so he goes to
see Rishi at the factory.
Unfortunately, he has to
swallow his pride when the
only position he?s offered is
on the production line.
Elsewhere, Nicola is not
happy with Jimmy?s
sensitivity and Tracy makes
a decision.
Meanwhile, in
CORONATION STREET,
Imran offers Zeedan an
investment, and Aidan
suspects Summer of having a
crush on him.
Kate struggles with her
insecurities over Rana,
David?s family confronts him
over Emma and Shona asks
Adam to save Billy from being
kicked out of his home.
KATY PERRY could have done with
this outfit when ORLANDO BLOOM and
her went paddle boarding.
The singer, above, looked like a
mermaid as she turned up to the
latest heat of American Idol auditions
on Monday.
She was on top form while taking
questions on the red carpet ahead of the
trials, confirming her relationship with
Hollywood hunk Orlando is back on.
When asked if she would ever date a
contestant, Katy said: ?No, I?m sorry. I
have been spoken for and speak for
myself. And I?m very happy.?
I?d imagine Orlando is pretty happy
with himself, too.
around the show. She has a
positive, hard-working attitude,
which was infectious.
?If she continues to prove
popular, she could be a more
permanent fixture. Plus her
chemistry with the other actors
works really well.? The news
comes after Hannah ? who has
previously had roles in Primeval, Death In Paradise and
Casualty ? admitted she would
like a more permanent role.
When she first appeared on
the BBC1 soap, Hannah said:
?I?m over the moon. It?s such a
huge part of British telly.
?It?s been really great to be
involved in such an iconic
show. I?m in for a short stint at
the minute but, if it ended up
being something bigger, that?s
definitely something I?d be
interested in.
?Kandice is such a fun
character to play. She?s really
outspoken and abrasive. She
tells it like it is.?
EastEnders bosses have a
track record of finding room
for familiar faces ? just ask
DANNY DYER, RICHARD BLACKWOOD and BLUE?s LEE RYAN.
If someone could give Hannah?s old pal RACHEL STEVENS
a shout too, that?d be great.
CLAUDIA HOSTS
FAMILY AFFAIR
CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN is fast becoming the
Beeb?s go-to presenter.
After bagging the hosting gig on Britain?s
Best Home Cook ? as well as co-presenting
Strictly ? she now has another project to throw
herself into. Claudia, inset, is fronting a new
celebrity gameshow called Family Assemble,
billed as a cross between The Generation
Game and Family Fortunes.
A source said: ?It?s just a run-through at the
moment but the idea is it?s Claudia and celeb
pals taking part in a load of fun games.
They?re shooting the pilot
at the old TV centre in West
London next month and
everyone hopes it will be
a success and become a
full series.?
As long as it avoids
everything The Generation
Game reboot did ? including
involving MEL AND SUE ? it
should be fine.
ISLAND PIG KILL SLAMMED
HUNGRY contestants on The Island
with BEAR GRYLLS, who gleefully
slaughtered a wild pig, have faced a
backlash from animal charities.
Some
viewers
were
also
unimpressed by the gory scenes
on Monday night?s episode.
Will Travers, president of animal
welfare charity Born Free, called
the graphic hunting scenes, far
right, ?pointless?. He added: ?It
Last year, a caiman crocodile
was slaughtered.
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH has
also blasted the programme for
showing animals? deaths for the sake
of entertainment.
As a meat eater myself, I?d never
condemn anyone for devouring a
bacon sarnie. But this was
unnecessary and uncomfortable
viewing, even after the watershed.
ticker l Loose Women and Men on Friday with Jason Gardiner
t
bi
is a poor rerun of Lord of the Flies ?
but at least that was a work of fiction.
?They call it reality TV. But The
Island is unreality TV ? pointless,
voyeurism,
featuring
selfinflicted suffering.?
Contestants on the survival
series hosted by Bear, left,
and set on an island in the
Pacific Ocean have already
killed an iguana and snakes.
and Matthew Wolfenden l Sarah Jessica Parker: No feud with Kim Cattrall
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One expecting,
ex so tempting
Dear Deidre
I AM having a relationship
with two women who know
each other well.
They have given me an ultimatum to let one of them go but I
am finding it impossible to choose
? even though one is expecting
my baby.
I am 31 and until 18 months ago,
I was in a six-year relationship
with one of them.
I started to get itchy feet and
cheated. It was with a girl she
knows from the gym and it was
only a matter of time before my
then-partner got to hear.
Weeks of arguing followed and
eventually I packed my bags and
moved in with the other girl.
My ex is 29 and my new girlfriend is 27.
She is gorgeous and loves me to
bits. Our sex life was incredible
and I was a very happy man.
I still had thoughts about my ex,
though, especially when I saw her
coming out of the gym looking fit
and sexy.
She had changed her hairstyle
and got a new boyfriend. Within a
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few months, my new girlfriend
was pregnant and we were over
the moon.
She was at her sister?s place one
weekend when I drove past my
ex?s house. Her car was in the
drive, so I texted her to see if I
could visit.
She invited me in and we had a
fantastic evening. She?d dumped
her new fella. I told her I still
cared about her a lot and she said
she felt the same.
A few bottles of wine led to
what it always did as a couple ?
slow, lingering sex. For six months
since then, I have been going to
and fro between them.
Both girls want me to be with
them. They know each other, they
talk and have told me I can?t have
my cake and eat it. I have
to choose.
My baby is due any time and I
want to be a good dad but I don?t
think I can give up my ex.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: If you struggle to
choose, I worry that neither woman is
really the one for you. Meanwhile, an
innocent baby is about to be born into
the middle of this muddle.
I don?t think it is so much that you are
helpless as that your two lovers are
competing to keep you and so they
have let you get away with messing
them around. You are about to become
a dad, so please show some sense of
responsibility.
Stop seeing your ex ? she moved on
pretty quickly after all, so she wasn?t
that broken-hearted.
Tell your girlfriend you are going to
make a real effort to be a great dad and
will focus 100 per cent on her and your
baby from now on.
If part of the problem is that you are
nervous of the transition from lover to
father, check out dad.info. That will
help it all feel less alarming.
Dear Deidre
I HAD a one-night fling in the
early days of my relationship
with my partner. It didn?t mean
anything but I feel guilty and
fear it will come out one day.
I am 29, my partner of nine
years is 30 and we have two
boys, aged eight and six.
My partner saved me from a
life of misery but at the time I
didn?t know we were going
places in our relationship. It all
moved so fast and we were
soon inseparable.
I don?t want to lose him or
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Dear Deidre
I AM so afraid of death I can
barely sleep at night. It started
a few weeks ago. It came out
of the blue and is taking over
my life.
I am 34 and my girlfriend is
30. The thought of something
happening to her is awful.
We are both fit and well, so
hopefully nothing is going to
happen to either of us for
years ? but I can?t keep going
through this until, one day, the
inevitable happens.
I look and feel terrible
FIANCE
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SHELLEY?S BABY BLUES: DAY 3
GET RID OF THAT
PAPER, PAUL. I?VE
GOT A BETTER IDEA
PAUL AND I HAVE
BEEN GOING AT IT
LIKE RABBITS. I?M
BOUND TO GET
PREGNANT SOON
our perfect life. Am I selfish for
keeping this secret?
I make up for my guilt by
being the doting partner.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: There is
nothing selfish in keeping to
yourself something that was
about who you were then ?
and which has nothing to do
with how your relationship
then quickly developed with
your partner.
It would distress him to
know, so leave the past
where it belongs and enjoy
the family you have created
together.
because of this lack of sleep. I
am so scared and I just don?t
know what to do to overcome
my fears.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: It is the
biggest fear we all have to
face.
Learn
meditation
techniques so you can calm
yourself and your thoughts.
Think of some way you can
contribute to the world,
maybe through charity work,
so you know you are playing
your part to the full now.
Tell your girlfriend you
love her, often. My e-leaflet
on Sleep Worries will help.
WEL . . . I FANCIED
RELAXING FOR
HALF AN HOUR
ACTUALLY, LOVE.
BUT . . . OK THEN
I DO HOPE
SO, SHELLEY.
I KNOW IT
MEANS A LOT
TO YOU
Dear Deidre
WHEN my boyfriend asked
me to marry him, I said yes ?
but I feel suffocated. I?ve
missed out on the chance to
be young, free and single.
I am 23, he?s 26 and we
have been together for six
years. He has never trusted
me and hates me going out
alone. Our sex life is rubbish.
I love him but I long to find
out more about myself and
lately I?ve been obsessed
with trying sex with
another girl.
It?s so much more
appealing but, of course, it
would be wrong to cheat.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: There are
so many reasons why this
relationship sounds wrong
for you ? your questions
over your sexuality, a
rubbish sex life and your
boyfriend is dangerously
controlling.
You have been together
for a long time so no
wonder you have loving
feelings for him.
But you clearly need to do
your own exploring and the
maturing you missed.
A sham marriage will end
in heartache. Break with
him before it?s too late. If
that feels risky, talk to the
National Domestic Violence
Helpline (0808 2000 247) or
see womensaid.org.uk.
PARTNER
IS UPSET
WITH MY
SOLO SEX
Dear Deidre
POOR OLD PAUL
HAS AGREED TO
TRY FOR A FAMILY,
SO SHELLEY HAS
GOT HIM AT IT
NIGHT AND DAY
SHE WANTS TO GO EASY ON
HIM. SHE?LL GIVE THE OLD
BOY A HEART ATTACK!
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CONTROL
MY LIFE
Continues tomorrow
MY girlfriend caught me
masturbating and now she
keeps asking: ?Aren?t I good
enough for you??
I am 24 and she is 21. I have
watched porn and
masturbated since I was a
teenager. I kept it secret but
she caught me in the
bathroom and was really
upset. She won?t let it go.
She says porn is harmful to
women and isn?t about
making love.
I have never cheated on
her and didn?t want to hurt
her. I just want to have my
own private experience
pleasuring myself.
Do girls feel worthless if
guys want to enjoy
themselves sexually apart
from them?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Virtually
all men and most women
masturbate sometimes. It is
a pleasurable way to relax
and satisfy yourself without
having to focus on your
partner?s pleasure too.
But modern-day porn
tends to be violent and
degrading to women ? and it
can blunt a person?s
appetite for real-life sex
w
with a loving partner.
Masturbate if you want,
but keep it private from your
girlfriend ? and cut down on
using pornography.
DAILY
2GM
WHETHER you are a mum-to-be
kitting out your nursery for a
new arrival or a parent who
wants to spruce up the kids?
playroom, there are more
choices for kids? interiors than
ever. Here, JO POULTNEY
rounds up the cutest home
accessories on the High Street.
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NATURAL BLONDE LAUREN EVEN DID PATCH TEST
I dyed hair to look
glam for 21st...but
ended up like this
By NICOLA MOORS and
LYNSEY CLARKE
EXCITED Lauren Woods
spent weeks planning
her 21st birthday bash.
Cotton
printed
sleeping
bag, �,
M&S
Monkey
storage bag,
� Ikea
Hot Air Balloon wall stickers,
from �, Dunelm
Baby Bunny night
light, �95,
Rexlondon.
com
Foxes
changing
mat,
�.99,
Argos
MADE A FULL
RECOVERY. . .
Lauren. Inset,
with natural
blonde hair
before her
birthday
ordeal began
Jungle Of
Wood
height
chart,
�.45,
amazon
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She picked out a gorgeous
white dress and strappy heels to
wear for a night of cocktails and
dancing with pals.
And she decided to dye her
blonde locks jet-black to feel
even more glam.
But she was left swollen and
suffering horribly after a severe
allergic reaction to the hair dye
? despite taking a patch test.
Lauren, from Hastings, East
Sussex, says: ?It was terrifying.
I was left in agonising pain.
?My face ballooned and I
looked like the animated
character Megamind.?
A
week
before
her
birthday in February, the
full-time mother to Ellie,
four, George, two, and
William,
six
months,
bought a �box of
Clairol black dye.
She carried out a test
on her elbow to confirm it was suitable for
her skin and applied
the dye 48 hours later.
But two days later,
Lauren woke up feeling like her ?head
was on fire?.
She said: ?My boyfriend suggested I
wash it under cold
water.
The
pain
eased but soon came
back. A couple of
hours later, my forehead was swollen.?
Panicked
Lauren
called her mum Cara
Woods, 40, who rushed
to her house.
Lauren
says:
?She
urged me to go to A&E
while she watched my
kids. An hour later, at
Conquest Hospital in St
Leonards-on-Sea,
doctors
told me I had a chemical
burn from the dye.
?They told me not to wash
my hair and sent me home.?
Lauren?s face continued to
balloon and the burning pain
became unbearable. So she
went back to hospital the next
day. Doctors said the swelling
would go down and sent her
home
again
with
antihistamines and steroids.
But in the morning, her
eyes had swollen shut. Lauren and boyfriend Ben
SWOLLEN . . .
four days
after she
applied hair
product,
Lauren?s eyes
had puffed
up so badly
she could
barely see
Mitchell, 22, a landscape gardener, drove to a walk-in centre
where she was told to go to A&E.
There she was put on a drip.
Doctors said she had a severe
allergic reaction to the hair dye
and kept her in overnight.
Lauren says: ?I was almost
completely blind and I was
sobbing as I was in agony.?
Doctors said if the swelling
had gone to her neck, it
could
have
restricted
her
airways and she could have died.
Lauren says: ?My mum was by
my side. She was panicking.?
Lauren was discharged a day
later. Eventually she opened her
eyes but her vision was blurred.
She says: ?I told my friends I
was postponing my birthday
celebrations. I spent my 21st
birthday having a takeaway.?
Four days after Lauren applied
the hair dye, her scalp was
covered in painful scabs while
her forehead remained swollen.
She says: ?My children were
too scared to come near me.?
A week later, Lauren was well
enough to finally mark her birthday. But she?s been left with dry
skin on her face, itchiness on her
body and her hair is still black.
She warns: ?Consider getting
your hair dyed professionally. I?ll
never dye mine again.?
A spokesperson for Clairol
said: ?Allergic reactions are rare,
we take them very seriously.
?We are in the process of
bringing to market a care formula that reduces the risk.
?The safety of the people who
use our products is our first and
most important priority.?
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GLOSSED TO PERFECTION JUST
The Birth Process
THE new royal baby?s
entrance into this world
would have been a far
cry from the dramatic
scenes on telly?s One Born
Every Minute.
Kate reportedly refused an
epidural and shook her head
at the offer of painkillers.
She opted instead for hypnobirthing. This zen option
? favoured by celebrity
mums including actress
Jessica Alba, far left,
and model Gisele
Bundchen, left, ? has
its roots in the 1942
book Childbirth Without Fear, by English
obstetrician
Grantly Dick-Read.
SIMPLE FOODS
TAGLIATELLE WITH
MUSHROOMS & CHIVES
(Serves four)
Ingredients:
500g baby mushrooms, left whole
180g chestnuts (vacuum packed),
roughly chopped
2 tbsp capers
3 garlic cloves, crushed
50g softened butter
1 large courgette, spiralised
320g dried pasta (tagliatelle,
pappardelle or spaghetti)
The Outfit
For the pasta sauce:
1 lemon, juice and rind
1 small pack of chives, chopped
50g grated Parmesan
2 tbsp olive oil
PREHEAT oven to 240C/220C fan. Mix
the mushrooms and chestnuts with the
capers, garlic, butter and salt and
pepper. Place in the oven for 20 minutes,
taking out after ten to stir.
Mix the pasta sauce, season and set
it aside. While the mushrooms are
cooking, bring a large pot of salted water
to the boil and cook the tagliatelle until al
dente. Drain.
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large
WITH a cheerful red and white
shift dress, Kate managed to
pick an outfit that was
simultaneously smart, touching
and stylish.
It was a direct nod to Princess
Diana, who wore a similar
ensemble after the birth of
Prince Harry in 1984.
But the custom-made red
Peter Pan-collar frock by Jenny
Packham was also the perfect
pick for a new mum.
The structured shift shape of
this dress disguised any
evidence of a post-baby bump
when photographed front-on,
with only the slightest outline
visible when Kate turned to
the side.
It was also identical in
frying pan then add the courgette
noodles. Cook until slightly softened ? for
about three minutes.
When the pasta is cooked, drain ?
retaining a little pasta water to loosen the
sauce if necessary ? and add the sauce
and cooked ?courgetti?.
Serve topped with the cooked
mushrooms and extra chives and
parmesan shavings.
l Recipe: justaddmushrooms.com.
BEST TRAVEL
GUIDE BOOKS
Take The Slow Road: Scotland
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Campervans are having another big
moment just now.
Author Martin Dorey, presenter of the
BBC2 programme
One Man And His
Camper Van, picks
out the best scenic
routes for anyone
who wants to tour
beautiful Scotland.
The book is full of
ideas about what to
see, where to park,
what to bring ? and
even where to rent a
camper van.
The Solo Travel Handbook
(Lonely Planet, �.99)
The benefits of travelling alone
are many ? you are in charge of
your day and it is a great
opportunity to meet new people.
Many tourists believe it is
something that should be done
Cool Camping: Coast
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Camping is the holiday of choice for
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Fair-weather campers will love the 20
glamping alternatives,
while the chapters on
beach games, camper
van hire and seaside
camping in France are
very useful.
WHETHER
you plan to holiday
in the UK or abroad
this year, fancy camping
or are looking to be
inspired by far-flung
climes, there is a guide
book out there that can
help. Here, NATASHA
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some of the
best.
The Place To Be
(Lonely Planet, �.99)
So much more than a guide book, this
insightful travelogue
presents 240 places
around the world that
each inspire a single
powerful emotion.
You?ll learn about
the best towns, cities
and natural spaces to
experience adventure, wonder, joy and
serenity ? as well as
the best times to go
and how to get there.
at least once during your
lifetime. This new guide is
full of advice and tips for
new solo travellers from the
practical (meeting people
and staying safe) to the
inspirational (health, fitness
and sustainable travelling).
Fifty Places To Run Before You Die
by Chris Santella (Abrams, �.99)
A collection of incredible running
courses in the world. There are
marathons, 10km, and endurance runs
to be enjoyed off the
beaten track, or more
well-known routes.
Highlights include
the Ultra-Trail du
Mont
Blanc
in
France, the New York
City Marathon and
the Grand Canyon.
Interviews
with
runners completes
the package.
Hypnobirthing
involves
relaxation and breathing
techniques and has now hit
the mainstream with classes
available on the NHS and
many midwives becoming
familiar with the method.
The
?ooming?
and
?ahhing? throughout labour
is said to release endorphins, to numb pain, and
the hormone oxytocin, to
encourage contractions.
Fans say hypnobirthing leads to shorter
labour and could be
the secret to Kate?s
speedy and low-stress
deliveries.
Well,
it
clearly
works for her!
shape and length
to the yellow floral
frock she wore to
first show off her
daughter Charlotte.
And amazingly, the
Duchess was back in heels
just hours after giving birth
? �5 4in court heels by
Italian label Gianvito
Rossi, no less.
That?s higher heels
than most women
ever wear on a party
night out, let alone
only seven hours
after they have
given birth.
Our toes are
curling at the
thought.
The Glam Squad
IF Kate emerged from the hospital?s
Lindo Wing in a pair of stained
Primark lounge pants and one of
Wills? bobbly old jumpers she
would, annoyingly, probably look
half decent.
But on the day she had a style
squadron on hand to transform her
from baby machine to regal
princess.
First up, pictured from left, we
have Natasha Archer ? Kate?s PAcome-stylist who meticulously
plans her wardrobe, ordering
clothes for the Duchess
months before she needs
them for engagements.
Natasha, or Tash as she is
affectionately known by the
royals, was seen leaving
the hospital at 10am on
Monday morning ?
just an hour before
Kate gave birth ?
and is believed to
have dropped off her Jenny
Packham dress and accessories.
Natasha ? who is married to Royal
photographer Chris Jackson ? has
also been credited with choosing
the blue and white polka dot dress
Kate wore for her first appearance
with Prince George in 2013.
Next we have hair stylist Amanda
Cook Tucker, who has been working
with the royals for decades and has
been taming Kate?s ?nightmare hair?
BABY JOY . . . Kate
with son Dylan and
newborn Joseph
since 2012. Despite pesky gusts of
wind on Monday afternoon, Kate?s
glossy mahogany mane was blowdried to perfection.
Amanda, who also styled Kate?s
locks after the birth of George and
Charlotte, would not let Kate be
seen dead with the new-mum
necessity ? a bulldog clip ? and
trims the princess?s hair every six
to eight weeks.
Although Kate famously did her
own slap for her wedding,
she learned everything
she
knows
from
London-based make-up
artist Arabella Preston.
She
gave
the
Duchess of Cambridge
lessons before her
wedding in 2011, while
other
high-profile
clients
of
hers
include Daisy Lowe
and Lily James.
ORDEAL FOR
BOUNCY blow-dry: Check. Full face of
make-up: Check. Glamorous goinghome outfit: Check.
The Duchess of Cambridge was as
polished as ever when she stepped
out of St Mary?s Hospital with her new
little prince on Monday. The only telltale sign she hadn?t just borrowed a
newborn to pose with was the swollen
mummy tummy, that thankfully Kate
makes no attempt to hide.
But let me tell you, if you haven?t
experienced giving birth, this is NOT
how you look after hours ? or days ? of
panting, grunting and forcing what
feels like a block of concrete out of
your most intimate parts. I wish I could
have been a fly on the wall of the Lindo
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
39
HOURS AFTER GIVING BIRTH, DUCHESS IS... HOW TO . . .
STANDING outside hospital with
her new baby, the Duchess of
Cambridge looked confident,
radiant and stylish.
Just seven hours after giving
birth to a 8lb 7oz boy at St
Mary?s Hospital, in West London,
Kate was as beautiful as ever.
But mums across the country
are wondering how on earth she
does it. This Morning host Holly
Willoughby praised her as
?Superwoman? saying: ?She?s
extraordinary, she?s amazing. I
remember giving birth and just
being puffy.?
While good genes clearly
played a role, behind the scenes
Kate, 36, had a heaving glam
squad, strict diet and painkillerfree birthing process to help get
her photo-ready.
Here LYNSEY CLARKE AND AMY
JONES reveal her birth secrets.
The Genes
YOU only need to look as far as her
mother Carole Middleton, right, to
see where Kate gets her trim figure
and rosy complexion from.
Carole?s brother Gary Goldsmith
also claims the businesswoman is
responsible for encouraging Kate to
eat well and work out regularly.
He said: ?Carole has always
looked after herself and eaten
healthily. That mentality of considering your diet and exercise is evident
in the girls also.?
Kate has never bulked out during
pregnancy and seems to quickly
snap back into shape. Within weeks
of giving birth to Prince George, the
Duchess was back to her willowy
self. And six weeks after Princess
Charlotte was born, Kate was pictured in skinny jeans. Her exercise
regime includes yoga, swimming
and personal training sessions.
For all three pregnancies Kate has
battled hyperemesis gravidarum ? a
condition which results in severe
morning sickness.
Sticking to a diet of hearty-yethealthy foods like avocados, berries
and oatmeal helped Kate put on a
sufficient weight during her pregnancies, despite extreme nausea.
The Hair and Skin
KATE?S hair held up against the
elements on Monday thanks to
trusty bathroom cabinet products.
Her hair stylist Amanda Cook
Tucker Instagrammed photos of her
kit earlier this year, which included
high-street faves like L?Or閍l Paris
Elnett Supreme Hold Hairspray,
Charles Worthington?s Volume and
Bounce Texturising Spray and
Kiehl?s Creme with Silk Groom.
And when it comes to skincare,
her dewy complexion could be
easier to achieve than you think.
Her make-up artist Arabella Preston claims that the secret to good
skin is a humble flannel. She said:
?It?s more gentle than any motorised
cleanser brush. The right flannel will
allow you to cleanly wipe make-up
and dirt from your skin and gently
exfoliate.?
The Duchess of Cambridge is
also said to be a fan of rosehip oil
when it comes to caring for her skin.
According to sources, Kate slathered Trilogy?s oil on to her skin while
carrying Princess Charlotte.
The insider said: ?Kate is very
cautious of products and treatments. Baby?s health comes first.
Kate continues to use rosehip oil in
her daily skincare regimen. She
loves the effect is has on her skin.?
THE REST OF US IS NOT SO PRETTY
By KATE JACKSON
Wing to see what Kate looked like at
11.01am after delivering her third baby.
Because, if she?s anything like the
rest of us, her normally perfect hair
would have been plastered across her
forehead with sweat. The only garment
she would have been wearing would
be a tatty nightshirt. There are too
many bodily fluids flying around to
risk wearing something you love.
The question on every mother?s lips
yesterday was: ?How did she manage
to wear tights and heels? And walk
down steps in them?? Just waddling
into the shower after you?ve pushed
out a tiny human being is eye-watering.
There?s swelling, bleeding and
sometimes stitches. It?s like something
from a horror film down there.
At King?s College Hospital, South
East London, where I had my first son,
Dylan, in 2013, I had to have the
placenta removed by hand. Just think
about that for a moment, or maybe not
if you?re eating your breakfast.
There?s more joy to come in the first
few days after labour, including leaky
melon-sized boobs, losing fistfuls of
hair in the shower and a tendency to
start blubbing at the drop of a hat.
You?re too tired and too sore to wear
anything other than pyjamas. And I
hope that?s what Kate changed into
when she got back to Kensington
Palace, before wiping off her make-up.
Yes, she looked amazing in her first
pictures with her newborn, and wouldn?t
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But I?ll bet she was at her happiest
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CHOOSE THE RIGHT FOOD
Some people find it hard to digest certain
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variety such as apricots, as they have
high levels of sugar. Choose fruits such
as raspberries or blueberries which have
less sugar, so bloating will be less.
CHEW WELL
Eating fast can increase the amount of
gas we swallow which can make you
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make all the difference ? and also makes
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mixes with saliva and enzymes. Make the
most of each mouthful and savour the
flavours, rather than just gobbling your
meals down.
DRINK MORE WATER
The more O2 you
drink, the less
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retain. Water
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and helps keep
your bowels
regular, which is
crucial in keeping
you bloat-free. Aim
to drink 1.5 litres of
the liquid a day,
which is around eight glasses.
TAKE PREBIOTICS
Try taking a daily food supplement. It will
feed and stimulate the good bacteria in
the gut.
AVOID ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
Sugar-free products such as gum, sweets
and biscuits often contain artificial
sweeteners such as sorbitol which are
indigestible for us, but highly fermented
by gut bacteria. This can lead to
excessive gas, bloating and loose bowel
movements, so check your ingredients if
you are having these symptoms.
REDUCE FAT
Fat is difficult to digest and therefore
slows down the speed which the stomach
empties. If you get bloating in your
stomach and acid reflux after eating
meals, try to reduce the amount of fat and
your stomach will empty more easily.
SWAP SALT FOR HERBS AND SPICES
Salt can increase water retention which
can make us feel more bloated. A sprinkle
of dried or fresh herbs and spices can
provide that tasty kick without causing
havoc in your tummy.
KEEP MOVING
Bloating can be
caused by weakness
in the abdominal wall
muscles. By keeping
fit you can keep your
muscles strong and
tummy flatter. It is
usually best to do
exercise about 45
minutes after eating.
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WHY must we put up, yet again,
with
one
of
the
most-loved
characters in soaps ? Coronation
Street?s Michelle Connor played by
Kym Marsh, pictured ? being
killed off?
Couldn?t they have chosen one of
the older characters? I and the
millions who love her do hope she
will survive.
WILLIAM YEMM
Mansfield, Notts
HOW I agree with Ally Ross
about the Queen?s birthday
show on BBC1.
I was unimpressed with
the whole performance and
I really hope the Queen
was not too unhappy with the
choice of performers and songs.
Whoever put the show together
should
have
gone
back
to
the drawing board before it went
on air.
the lords tried to impose their
will on the people during the
Peasants? Revolt.
KEITH THOMSON
Cardiff
IDIOTS at the drinks station in
the
London
Marathon
were
obsessed with taking photos of
IF proof was needed that the UK Mo Farah, pictured, rather than
is not a democracy, it is the making sure he got his drink. It
House of Lords.
cost Mo vital time.
If the elected government
Immense organisation had
can?t
make
decisions
gone into the event ? only
without them, then it is
for
a
few
undisciplined
no longer democratic.
twerps to mess it up for our
They
should
check
greatest athlete.
LES HOLT
their history books and
Manchester
see what happened when
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CONGRATULATIONS to William
and Kate on the birth of their
third child, born on St George?s
Day. You can?t get more patriotic
than that.
This news is what I needed to
lift my spirits. How lovely for
George and Charlotte to have a
new sibling to play with.
Kate looked amazing when she
and William emerged from the
hospital.
MARIE GOSNEY
Billingham, Teesside
HOW lovely it was to see a glowing and proud Duchess of Cambridge emerge with her new baby.
My favourite royal couple now
again have to go through sleepless nights, nappy changing and
all the pressures a baby brings.
NIGEL DOUGHTY
Reydon, Suffolk
THANK you for The Sun?s wonderful coverage on the royal baby.
In a world where the news can
sometimes be distressing, it?s a
breath of fresh air.
The youngest royals are transforming the country?s monarchy
and I look forward to seeing
what the future will bring the
happy couple and their growing
family.
PAULA MADDOCKS
Cheshunt, Herts
BOB INGRAM
South Harrow, NW London
AN annual day for Stephen
Lawrence. Good, but will we
have a day of remembrance for
murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby?
STUART, Chippenham, Wilts
SO Paul Hollywood?s girlfriend
Summer Monteys-Fullam says
she doesn?t care about their 30year age gap. I?m 50ish and on a
zero-hours contract ? I bet she
wouldn?t give me a second look.
YANTO, Swansea
THE
Government
is
making
April 22 Stephen Lawrence Day,
in
commemoration
of
the
murdered teenager.
What about all the other men
and women killed on the streets
of Britain?
I am sure there are many
parents,
brothers
and
sisters
grieving. There should be a
memorial day for all those killed.
THIEPVAL YOUNG
Carrickfergus, Co Antrim
WHAT is the Government saying
by making April 22 Stephen
Lawrence Day?
How about making October 6
Keith Blakelock Day in memory
of
the
murdered
policeman?
What about murdered soldier
Lee Rigby?
BILL GALLUP
Hounslow, West London
IT?S a sad day when The
National Trust is branded sexist
for bringing out tea towels
celebrating 100 years of women?s
suffrage.
What a shame that there?s
always someone moaning about
something.
LIZ SMITH
Manchester
JEREMY
CORBYN
says
the
Windrush scandal is a betrayal of
British citizens whose lives have
been ripped apart.
Corbyn is just a Labour embarrassment whose aim is to bring
down Theresa May and he has
nothing constructive to say for
our country.
The Windrush affair was an
accident and anyone concerned
has been assured they will be
adequately compensated.
I ALMOST choked on my cornflakes when I read that Labour
have pledged a St George?s Day
holiday should they be voted in.
Who do they think they?re
kidding? St George?s Day is
special only to those who believe
in and love Britain. And that
certainly doesn?t include Labour.
SUSAN DURRANT
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
FOR three months, I have been
inundated with correspondence
from councillors of every party.
They try to convince me of
their undying devotion to the job,
the public, the environment, while
quietly implying they are practically a collection of saints.
This, however, is in sharp
contrast to the opinion of the
people, who are fed up with them
failing to solve the problems
piling up. To get out of this
quagmire, I suggest we all vote
for the independent candidates.
Most importantly, we should not
forget to vote in the local
elections on May 3.
FRED NICHOLSON
Westcliff, Essex
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Deal . . . the F-35 Fighter
GKN DEAL
IS GIVEN
GO-AHEAD
A CONTROVERSIAL
�1billion takeover of
engineering giant GKN by
restructuring firm MELROSE
has been approved by the
Government, which has
said it will not intervene
on security grounds.
Business Secretary Greg
Clark referred the deal to
the Ministry of Defence
because of the defence
projects in which the company is involved, such as
the F-35 stealth fighter.
But he told the Commons post-offer commitments from Melrose had
met his concerns.
Melrose said it will tell
ministers of any decision
to sell a part of GKN that
works on defence and has
agreed to keep its core
aerospace business for at
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revealed that GKN bosses
spent �7million on advisers in their unsuccessful
defence of the takeover.
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The board of the Irishbased company said it was
considering its position on
the proposal ? its fifth
from the Japanese firm.
Last Friday, Takeda
increased its cash-andshare offer for Shire to
�.3billion.
Shire?s shares have risen
31 per cent since March
28, when Takeda first confirmed that it was planning
to make an offer for the
FTSE 100 company.
Takeda shares have
fallen about 14 per cent in
the same period.
EXPORTS
23YR HIGH
EXPORT orders are growing at their fastest rate
since April 1995, the latest
quarterly CBI industrial
trends survey reveals.
Growth accelerated to 27
per cent over the three
months to April, up from
24 per cent.
Exports optimism continued to improve but the
survey of 356 manufacturers revealed domestic
orders were largely
unchanged.
Manufacturing growth
slowed, but remained well
above average. Tom Crotty,
of the CBI, said: ?Manufacturers continue to reap
gains from strong global
demand. This is a good
sign that our businesses
are competitive.?
45
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BRENT CRUDE $74.87
Edited by TRACEY BOLES
BOOKIES LOSE OUT
SHARES in bookies fell
sharply yesterday following reports the Government is preparing to cut
the maximum stake for
fixed-odds betting terminals from �0 to �
A review by the gambling regulator had recommended it should be
set at or below �. But
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
A FAIR EXCHANGE
LONDON
STOCK
EXCHANGE GROUP has said
a review of former boss
Xavier Rolet?s controversial exit found the board
?did not act improperly?.
But it was told it needs
to
address
succession
planning and talk more
widely with shareholders.
Addressing the LSE?s
annual general meeting,
Chancellor Philip Hammond is said to favour a
more drastic reduction.
Betting
firms
are
braced for a profits hit
from the cap. Yesterday,
shares in WILLIAM HILL
tumbled 13 per cent, PADDYPOWER was down 5
per cent and GVC shed 6
per cent.
chairman Donald Brydon
said the board accepted
the review?s conclusions.
Mr Rolet left abruptly
last year. The LSE has
since said Goldman Sachs
veteran David Schwimmer, left, will be new
chief exec from August 1.
The group revealed a
rise in first-quarter revenue and profit yesterday.
5TH DAY OF MISERY FOR 2MILLION CUSTOMERS
TSB, the computer
that likes to say: No
NEARLY
two
million
TSB
customers endured a fifth day
of misery yesterday after its
app
and
internet
banking
systems were taken down.
The bank removed them for
emergency
repairs
following
a
botched upgrade over the weekend.
Botched upgrade . . . TSB
Paul Pester, boss of the Spanish-owned
bank, said he was ?deeply sorry? and
promised nobody would be left ?out of
pocket?. Some 1.9million of TSB?s five
million customers use online and app
banking. Many complained of difficulty
accessing accounts soon after a planned
systems switchover on Friday.
One said they saw other customers?
accounts totalling more than �,000 and
another reportedly discovered they had
been credited with �,000.
TSB ? famed for its ?bank that likes
to say yes? slogan ? admitted a ?tiny
fraction? saw other people?s accounts and
the issue was resolved in about 20 minutes. The Information Commissioner?s
Sol tackling
cyber crime
Office, which monitors data and privacy,
said: ?We are aware of a potential data
breach and are making inquiries.?
Treasury Select Committee chairwoman
Nicky Morgan added: ?Potentially millions of customers could be affected by
uncertainty and disruption. It simply isn?t
good enough to expose customers to IT
failures, including delays in paying bills
and an inability to access their money.?
Lee MacDonald, who played Zammo in
1980s? kid?s TV show Grange Hill, said
his keycutting business ?has literally
stopped? due to the crisis.
HIS TIPS TO
STOP FRAUD
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and numbers
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2 anti-virus
software
FORMER England centre-back Sol Campbell
has turned his attentions to defending small
businesses from online fraud.
The ex-footballer and business owner has
offered his tips to combat the increase of
the crime after falling victim himself.
It comes after a study by YOUGOV for
BARCLAYS found online fraud typically costs
small to medium businesses �,000 a time.
The bank has seen a rise in sophisticated
fraud with criminals targeting smaller firms
through emails and phone calls by impersonating suppliers and even the firm?s
CEO. Sol and wife Fiona Barrett-Campbell
own luxury handcrafted furniture company FBC London, which has fallen victim to a phishing scam.
He said: ?As an owner of a small business that has fallen foul of cyber criminals, I?m keen to raise awareness and
show fraudsters the red card.?
FIBRE TAKEOVER
BROADBAND firm CITYFIBRE has agreed to a
�7.8million takeover by
investors backed by US
bank GOLDMAN SACHS.
CityFibre is building a
fibre-optic
broadband
network in areas across
the UK where BT?s Openreach engineering division
has yet to upgrade.
It announced a tie-up
with VODAFONE last year
to bring the network to
12 towns and cities.
The takeover consortium comprises private
equity firm ANTIN?S specialist infrastructure fund
and
Goldman
Sachs?
West Street Infrastructure
Partners.
Shares
in
CityFibre,
which floated on the
stock market in 2014,
jumped 90 per cent.
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looks fishy
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colleagues
CLOSING PRICES
A selection of last night?s
FTSE closing prices:
BARCLAYS down 0.95 at
215.40
BP up 12 at 533.60
CENTRICA flat at 146.55
HSBC up 4.8 at 712.00
LLOYDS down 0.2 at
66.24
M&S down 4.4 at 279.60
MORRISONS down 0.8
at 234.40
RBS down 0.3 at 275.60
ROYAL MAIL up 16.2 at
581.80
SAINSBURY?S down 0.6
at 266.10
TESCO down 1.4 at
238.40
Full prices on Saturday
SANT?S HIT
BY PROFIT
COLLAPSE
SANTANDER has suffered a
21 per cent slump in UK
profits after taking another
hit from failed construction
giant Carillion and ?ongoing competitive pressures?.
The Spanish bank said
pre-tax profits tumbled to
�4million in the first
three months of 2018, from
�5million a year earlier.
It took a �million
charge, including a further
writedown on Carillion and
another firm understood to
be Interserve. Santander
said it would fail to hit its
target for 4.7million retail
customers this year.
FRASER?S TALKS
THE Chinese owner of
toy store HAMLEYS has
entered into discussions
to acquire a stake in
troubled department store
HOUSE OF FRASER.
C
BANNER
INTERNATIONAL
HOLDINGS
?
which bought Hamleys in
2015 ? has reportedly
signed a memorandum of
understanding with NANJING XINJIEKOU depart-
ment store, an affiliate of
House of Fraser?s owner
SANPOWER.
The
Chinese
firms
signed the pact in Hong
Kong yesterday.
Talks about the stake
sale are still at an early
stage and it is unclear
how a combination of
two of the best-known
names in British retail
would play out.
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48 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
EPSOM
2.10
1GM
TODAY?S RUNNERS, RIDERS, FORM AND TIP-TOP TIPS
GOING: GOOD TO SOFT (GOOD IN PLACES)
INVESTEC ASSET FINANCE HANDICAP (Class 3);
value to the winner �,562; 5f.
(13 runners)
1 (6) 51166-8 DESERT LAW 25 (CD) P Midgley 10-9-11 ............................ O Murphy 92
2 (11) -225475 BOOM THE GROOM 41 (D) A Carroll 7-9-7......................... R Winston 95
3 (1) 09433-9 JUSTANOTHERBOTTLE 31 (D) D Carroll 4-9-7............... G O?Neill (7) 98
4 (13) 15113-7 TARBOOSH 18 (D) P Midgley 5-9-6 ........................................... A Kirby 94
5 (7) 07900-7 HARRY HURRICANE 62 (B;D) G Baker 6-9-6....................... T Whelan 92
6 (9) 3483324 COMPAS SCOOBIE 13 (H,T,V;BF,D) S C Williams 5-9-6 . D Tudhope 94
7 (10) 910130- PETTOCHSIDE 170 (C,D) J Bridger 9-9-5 ............................. J Gordon 97
8 (3) 20-4131 JUST THAT LORD 19 (D) M Attwater 5-8-13........................... L Morris 85
9 (8) 315-162 MIDNIGHT MALIBU 78 (CD) T Easterby 5-8-13 ....................... F Berry 97
10 (5) 0576151 TAVENER 13 (P;D) D C Griffiths 6-8-11 ................................... A Atzeni 94
11 (2) 041-364 ALEEF 97 (H,T) D O?Meara 5-8-10 ......................................... H Bentley 93
12 (4) 3527-44 BAHAMIAN SUNRISE 5 (B;D) J Gallagher 6-8-7 ........... S De Sousa l99
13 (12) 48-5462 SHAMSHON 57 (T,VH;BF,D) S C Williams 7-8-7................ E Greatrex 97
BETTING: 7-2 Just That Lord, 5 Shamshon, 5 Midnight Malibu, 6 Compas Scoobie
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5 7 6 2 8
2017: Majestic Hero 5-9-5 J P Spencer 9-2 (R Harris) drawn 9, 10 ran.
DESERT LAW (9-2) 18-1 8th of 9 (btn
15l) to Kyllang Rock (9-2) (Musselburgh 5f conds (2) �,675 heavy).
COMPAS SCOOBIE (9-1) 7-2 fav middivision, ridden 1f out, held, btn 2l
by Tropics (9-7) JUST THAT LORD
(8-8) 8-1 ridden 1f out, 3rd (btn 21/2l)
BOOM THE GROOM (9-7) 9-2 kept
on, 5th (btn 31/4l) (10 ran) (Chelmsford 5f hcap (3) �704 AW).
JUSTANOTHERBOTTLE (9-0) 9-1 held,
9th of 14 (btn 71/4l) to Naadirr (9-5)
(Doncaster 6f hcap (3) �763 soft).
TARBOOSH (8-9) 12-1 7th of 8 (btn
8l) to A Momentofmadness (8-12)
(Kempton 5f hcap (2) �,562 AW).
HARRY HURRICANE (9-13) 6-1 ridden,
last of 7 (btn 4l) to Foolaad (10-0)
(Southwell 5f hcap (3) �763 AW).
TAVENER (8-9) 12-1 made all, ridden
final furlong, ran on, bt Poyle Vinnie
(9-7) 2l COMPAS SCOOBIE (9-6) 9-
2.45
FORM
4 fav kept on, 4th (btn 21/4l) (7 ran)
(Chelmsford 5f hcap (3) �704 AW).
PETTOCHSIDE (9-3) 33-1 faded, last
of 11 (btn 9 1 / 2l) to Gulliver (9-13)
(Kempton 6f hcap (3) �338 AW).
JUST THAT LORD (9-3) 3-1 jt fav led
3f out, bt Zac Brown (9-7) 3l (7 ran)
(Lingfield 5f hcap (4) �531 AW).
MIDNIGHT MALIBU (9-3) 10-1 led 1f
out, headed final furlong, kept on,
btn nk by Foolaad (9-8) (9 ran)
(Southwell 5f hcap (3) �763 AW).
ALEEF (9-10) 4-1 led until 1f out, 4th of
7 (btn 5l) to Handsome Dude (9-12)
(Southwell 6f hcap (4) �530 AW).
BAHAMIAN SUNRISE (9-3) 16-1 led,
headed 1f out, kept on one pace,
4th of 15 (btn 43/4l) to Dougan (9-11)
(Bath 6f hcap (4) �531 good).
SHAMSHON (9-7) 10-11 fav ran on,
btn 1/2l by Captain Lars (9-10) (4 ran)
(Chelmsford 5f hcap (4) �728 AW).
INVESTEC BLUE RIBAND TRIAL (LISTED) (1); 3-y-o;
value to the winner �,355; 1m 2f.
(8 runners)
1 (1)
61-1 CROSSED BATON 25 (D) J Gosden 9-1................................. L Dettori 97
2 (6) 16312- DEE EX BEE 193 (C) M Johnston 9-1..................................... J Doyle l99
3 (8)
21- JAMES COOK 185 (T) A P O?Brien (Ire) 9-1 ........................ R L Moore 92
4 (7)
MILES CHRISTIANUS R Osborne (Ire) 9-1................................. R Scott ?
5 (3)
61- MY LORD AND MASTER 168 W Haggas 9-1 .................... D Tudhope 93
6 (4) 351332- SIMPSON 182 E Walker 9-1 ................................................ P Cosgrave 94
7 (2) 06-2121 TECHNOLOGICAL 21 G Margarson 9-1 ............................... O Murphy 93
8 (5)
018- ZABRISKIE 193 A P O?Brien (Ire) 9-1 ............................. J A Heffernan 94
BETTING: 5-2 Crossed Baton, 11-4 James Cook, 5 Dee Ex Bee, 13-2 Zabriskie
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4 5 1 4 1
2017: Cracksman 9-0 L Dettori 4-6 Fav (J Gosden)) drawn 2,, 8 ran.
FORM
Young Rascal (9-5) 6l (14 ran) (NottCROSSED BATON (9-9) 11-8 fav
ingham 1m mdn (5) �234 soft).
handy, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on,
bt Tigre du Terre (9-6) 3/4l (10 ran) SIMPSON (9-5) 7-1 effort 1f out, kept
on but held, btn 21/2l by Lynwood
(Kempton 11/4m nov (5) �175 AW).
Gold (9-7) (10 ran) (Newmarket 1m
DEE EX BEE (9-2) 7-2 tracked winner,
1f hcap (4) �528 good to firm).
ridden 2f out, held, btn 31/2l by Kew
Gardens (9-2) (7 ran) (Newmarket TECHNOLOGICAL (9-9) 7-2 led, headed 9f out, led again run-in, ran on, bt
11/4m Listed (1) �,684 good).
Antonian (9-9) 23/4l (9 ran) (Lingfield
JAMES COOK (9-5) 4-7 fav led, push11/2m nov (5) �752 AW).
ed along 2f out, clear 1f out, ran on,
bt Latrobe (9-5) 1/2l (11 ran) (Leop- ZABRISKIE (9-1) 8-1 tracked leader
until ridden 1f out, no extra, last of 8
ardstown 1m mdn ?10,412 soft).
(btn 83/4l) to Ghaiyyath (9-1) (NewMY LORD AND MASTER (9-5) 4-1
market 1m Grp 3 �,026 good).
made all, quickened clear 2f out, bt
3.20
INVESTEC BANKING GREAT METROPOLITAN HCAP
(3); winner �,562; 1m 4f.
(13 runners)
1 (6) 5895153 FIRE FIGHTING 19 (C,D) M Johnston 7-9-8.............................. A Kirby 88
2 (7) 6/003-5 SHABEEB 26 (BF) R Varian 5-9-8 .......................................... J Crowley 89
3 (5) 1137-3 ROYAL LINE 31 (BF,D) J Gosden 4-9-7 .................................... J Doyle 91
4 (12) 455117/ FAITHFUL MOUNT J508 (D) I Williams 9-9-0 ...................... G Downing ?
5 (9) /4802-6 SHABBAH 40 J Tuite 5-8-12 .................................................. R L Moore 90
6 (11) 322182- LORELINA 180 (C) A Balding 5-8-11 ..................................... W Cox (5) 97
7 (1) 113116- C?EST NO MOUR 206 (CD) P Hedger 5-8-11................ T Marquand l99
8 (3) 422132- GOLDEN WOLF 206 (BF) R Hughes 4-8-10 .......................... S W Kelly 90
9 (8) 3-11542 FEARSOME 33 (D) N Littmoden 4-8-9 ..................................... L Morris 88
10 (10) 226716- WHINGING WILLIE 175 (CD) G L Moore 9-8-9..................... H Crouch 98
11 (2) 4335-84 BERRAHRI 25 (C) J Best 7-8-7................................................ J Gordon 91
12 (13) 44-3211 NATIVE FIGHTER 33 (D) S Dow 4-8-7 ................................. D Egan (3) 85
13 (4) 5-43333 ARDAMIR 37 L Mongan 6-8-7 ............................................. G Wood (3) 91
BETTING: 4 Royal Line, 9-2 Golden Wolf, 13-2 Native Fighter, 7 Whinging Willie, 8
Lorelina, 10 Fire Fighting, Ardamir, 12 C?Est No Mour
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 3 2-4 6 1
piat 4-9-11 F Norton 11-10 Fav (M Johnston)) dr 9, 9 ran.
2017: Galap
FIRE FIGHTING (9-12) 7-2 pushed
along 3f out, stayed on, 3rd of 6 (btn
8l) to Oasis Charm (9-7) (Chelmsford
11/4m hcap (3) �704 AW).
SHABEEB (9-0) 7-2 fav kept on, 5th of
14 (btn 4l) to Stargazer (9-2) (Newcastle 11/2m hcap (2) �,986 AW).
ROYAL LINE (9-2) evens fav 3rd of 4
(btn 8l) to Saigon City (9-5) (Doncaster 11/2m cond (2) �,938 soft).
FAITHFUL MOUNT (8-11) 8-1 led until
7f out, ridden, 7th of 8 (well btn) to
Fabricate (9-3) (Leicester 11/2m hcap
(2) �,752 good to soft).
FEARSOME (8-11) 12-1 ran on, 4th of
9 (btn 1l) to Koeman (9-0) SHABAH
(9-3) 16-1 6th (btn 21/2l) (9 ran) (Lingfield 11/2m hcap (3) �246 AW).
LORELINA (8-12) 5-1 led 1f out, headed final strides, btn hd by Precious
Ramotswe (9-2) (13 ran) (Newbury
11/4m hcap (4) �852 soft).
FORM
WHINGING WILLIE (9-7) 14-1 led 2f
out, bt GOLDEN WOLF (8-12) 3-1 fav
not clear run, ran on, 1/2l C?EST NO
MOUR (10-0) 4-1 6th (btn 16l) (11 ran)
(Epsom 11/2m hcap (4) �469 heavy).
FIRE FIGHTING (9-9) 4-1 stayed on, bt
FEARSOME (8-10) 6-1 headway runin, stayed on, nk (6 ran) (Lingfield
11/2m hcap (2) �,972 AW).
WHINGING WILLIE (9-9) 7-1 6th of 9
(btn 2l) to St Mary?s (9-7) (Nottingham 13/4m hcap (4) �175 good).
BERRAHRI (9-3) 25-1 ridden, 4th of 7
(btn 4l) to Inn The Bull (9-4) (Kempton 11/2m hcap (4) �469 AW).
NATIVE FIGHTER (9-0) 9-4 fav strong
run inside final furlong, led post, bt
Soghan (9-6) ns (11 ran) (Kempton
11/2m hcap (4) �469 AW).
ARDAMIR (9-5) 8-1 kept on, 3rd of 7
(btn 6 3 / 4l) to Cliffs Of Dover (9-3)
(Lingfield 2m hcap (5) �752 AW).
TEMPLEGATE
STICK WITH BATON
TOM PEPPER
2.10......BOOM THE GROOM (nap) 2.10...................Compas Scoobie
2.45.............My Lord And Master 2.45 ......................Crossed Baton
3.20 ...........................Golden Wolf 3.20 ...........................Golden Wolf
3.55 ............................Ajman King 3.55...................Thundering Blue
4.25 .................................Mokhles 4.25 .................................Mokhles
5.00 ................Christopher Wood 5.00..............................Warburton
TEMPLEGATE?S TRIO: Boom The Groom (Epsom) and Epsom Secret
(double, Lingfield) with Shanroe Street (Perth). TOM PEPPER?S
DOUBLE: Cat Royale (Lingfield) and Teddy Tee (Perth).
SUNRATINGS? NAP: CONTANGO (3.55 Epsom). SIRIUS, Sun On
Sunday, nap: OUR CHARLIE BROWN (5.10 Catterick).
Gosden out to hit bookies again
CROSSED BATON will
By TOM PEPPER
have a Crack at today?s
a nice attitude and
Epsom Derby trial as has
came out of the race well.
John Gosden goes for a
?He is a big horse and we
fourth win on the trot.
think he will take a good
The brilliant Cracksman step forward. Epsom is a
gave Gosden a sixth win in class up but he has earned
the race last season and
his chance.?
ended up being crowned
Crossed
middle-distance champion.
Baton is
While Crossed Baton
a 33-1
(right) has a lot to live up
to, Gosden was happy
with the way he won at
Kempton on March 31.
The Newmarket trainer
said: ?He still had a bit of
condition on him but he
nTIC-TAC: Left-handed, U-shaped, undulating course of 1m 4f, with a 4f run-in. 5f course
is fast and mostly downhill. nDRAW: A high draw is a big advantage over 5f. nLEADING
TRAINERS (2013-2018): M Johnston 21-142, A Balding 18-120, R Fahey 15-112, J
Gosden 12-50. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): S De Sousa 33-128, R L Moore 14-87, C
Bishop 12-30, J Crowley 11-77. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Dee Ex Bee (2.45) & Fire
Fighting (3.20) trained at Middleham. Round trip of 506 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE
WIND OP: Aleef (2.10), Zabriskie (2.45). nJACKPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON RUK
3.55
INVESTEC CITY AND SUBURBAN HANDICAP (2);
value to the winner �,125; 1m 2f. (10 runners)
1 (3) 81-6583 ANOTHER TOUCH 32 R Fahey 5-9-7 .................................. T Hamilton 85
2 (4) 32039-5 ANYTHINGTODAY 13 (P;D) D O?Meara 4-9-3.................... D Tudhope 94
3 (5) /67-613 CONTRAST 25 (D) R Hannon 4-9-2...................................... R L Moore 86
4 (6) 22/12- DUBAI HORIZON 353 (D) S bin Suroor 4-9-2 ....................... D Egan (3) ?
5 (10) /00527- PACIFY 235 (D) R Beckett 6-9-1 ............................................ H Bentley 97
6 (1) 331117- THUNDERING BLUE 207 (BF,CD) D Menuisier 5-8-12....... J Crowley 91
7 (9) 3214-29 EMENEM 25 (C,D) S Dow 4-8-12 ...................................... K Shoemark 95
8 (2) 52/211- AJMAN KING 180 (HH;CD) R Varian 4-8-12........................... A Atzeni 98
9 (7)
1112- CONTANGO 256 (BF,D) A Balding 4-8-12......................... O Murphy l99
10 (8)
421- DASH OF SPICE 133 (D) D Elsworth 4-8-2 ........................ S De Sousa 92
BETTING: 3 Ajman King, 9-2 Contango, 5 Dubai Horizon, 6 Thundering Blue, 7
Contrast, 10 Dash Of Spice, 12 Another Touch, 14 Anythingtoday
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2-6-9-0 3 0 2-4 7
2017: Brorocco 4-8-4 J Quinn 7-1 (A Balding) drawn 10, 11 ran.
ANOTHER TOUCH (9-0) 10-1 headway 2f out, kept on, 3rd of 6 (btn
41/2l) to Zabeel Prince (9-0) (Doncaster 1m Listed (1) �,983 soft).
ANYTHINGTODAY (9-5) 4-1 headway
1f out, ridden, 5th of 9 (btn 4l) to
Duke Of Bronte (9-0) (Chelmsford
11/4m hcap (2) �,172 AW).
CONTRAST (9-1) 6-1 every chance,
kept on, 3rd of 13 (btn 3/4l) to Crowned Eagle (9-1) EMENEM (9-0) 9-1
one pace, 9th (btn 5l) (Kempton
1m 3f hcap (2) �,125 AW).
DUBAI HORIZON (8-13) 15-2 led 2f
out, headed run-in, ran on, btn nk by
Leshlaa (9-4) (9 ran) (Newmarket
11/4m hcap (3) �704 good to firm).
THUNDERING BLUE (8-8) 11-2 rear,
headway 1f out, ran on, bt Monarchs
Glen (9-1) 1 1 / 2l PACIFY (9-4) 16-1
4.25
FORM
every chance, weakened 2f out, 7th
(btn 43/4l) (13 ran) (Sandown 11/4m
hcap (2) �,125 good).
THUNDERING BLUE (8-7) 6-1 fav rear,
headway and wandered 1f out, kept
on, 7th of 34 (btn 31/2l) to Dolphin
Vista (8-7) (Newmarket 1m 1f hcap
(2) �,600 good to soft).
AJMAN KING (9-2) 13-8 fav led 1f out,
clear final furlong, bt Society Red (813) 31/4l (10 ran) (Doncaster 11/4m
hcap (3) �763 good to soft).
CONTANGO (9-11) 2-1 fav led 2f out,
ridden 1f out, headed finish, btn 1/2l
by Glenys The Menace (9-1) (10 ran)
(Ascot 11/2m hcap (3) �,131 soft).
DASH OF SPICE (9-5) 11-10 fav led
until 8f out, led again 2f out, pushed
out, bt Past Master (9-7) 33/4l (9 ran)
(Lingfield 11/4m mdn (5) �911 AW).
INVESTEC WEALTH NOVICE STAKES (4); value to the
winner �469; 1m 113yds.
(8 runners)
1 (7)
81/ SIMOON 532 E Walker 4-10-3............................................... P Cosgrave ?
2 (5)
5776- DUHR 118 R J Smith 4-10-0........................................................... R Tate ?
3 (3)
321- KING OF THE SAND 188 G L Moore 3-9-2....................... R L Moore l99
4 (2)
26- MASTER OF WINE 292 (BF) A Balding 3-8-13 ...................... O Murphy ?
5 (8)
MOKHLES S bin Suroor 3-8-13................................................ J Crowley ?
6 (4)
6 ZIG ZAG ZYGGY 25 R J Osborne (Ire) 3-8-13....................... R Scott (3) ?
7 (1)
6-4 CROSS MY MIND 22 R Beckett 3-8-8 .................................... J Gordon 81
8 (6)
0-9 TORNEQUETA MAY 105 A West 3-8-8 ...................................... J Quinn ?
BETTING: 2 King Of The Sand, 7-2 Mokhles, 4 Master Of Wine, 13-2 Simoon
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
5.00
INVESTEC PRIVATE BANKING HANDICAP (4); 3-y-o;
winner �469; 1m 113yds.
(11 runners)
1 (11)
221- AKVAVERA 235 R Beckett 9-7.............................................. R L Moore 97
2 (9)
142-2 CHRISTOPHER WOOD 6 M Bell 9-6..................................... O Murphy 98
3 (10)
831- DELSHEER 198 H Palmer 9-6.................................................. L Dettori 92
4 (3) 95137- DEADLY ACCURATE 192 (C) H Morrison 9-5 ............ C Bennett (3) l99
5 (2) 82342- CUBAN HEEL 197 (P) C Cox 9-4............................................. M Harley 90
6 (8) 822-611 CORAZON ESPINADO 60 (D) S Dow 9-4 .......................... S De Sousa 85
7 (6)
1090- OPTIMUM TIME 227 E J-Houghton 9-3 ................................. C Bishop 91
8 (1) 71616-7 ENZO 27 (T) E Walker 9-3 ......................................................... L Keniry 92
9 (7)
424 WARBURTON 25 (PH) C Appleby 9-3 ............................... G Wood (3) 88
10 (4) 621-32 JACK TAYLOR 21 R Hughes 9-3............................................ S W Kelly 85
11 (5)
67-42 FAADHEL 15 R Varian 9-0......................................................... A Atzeni 89
BETTING: 5 Akvavera, 11-2 Corazon Espinado, 6 Warburton, 7 Christopher Wood
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 8 1 7 4 5
2017: Emenem 9-4 J F Egan 9-1 (S Dow) drawn 3, 14 ran.
AKVAVERA (9-0) 5-6 fav made all,
stayed on well, unchallenged, bt
Frolic (9-0) 11/2l (7 ran) (Beverley 7f
nov (4) �175 good to firm).
CHRISTOPHER WOOD (9-1) 22-1 ridden 2f out, kept on, btn 1/2l by Breath
Caught (9-6) (15 ran) (Newmarket
1m hcap (4) �763 good).
DELSHEER (9-2) 15-8 fav led until 1f
out, bumped final furlong, led again,
edged left, held on, bt Celestin?s (811) sh hd (9 ran) (Windsor 1m nov
(5) �911 good to soft).
DEADLY ACCURATE (9-7) 7-2 ridden,
last of 7 (btn 11l) to Zoraya (9-7)
(Goodwood 7f hcap (4) �469 soft).
CUBAN HEEL (9-0) 6-1 stayed on, btn
1l by Indomeneo (9-2) (8 ran)
(Leicester 7f conds (2) �,562 soft).
FORM
CORAZON ESPINADO (9-1) 9-2 led 5f
out, ridden 1f out, stayed on, bt
Battle Lines (9-3) 1l (7 ran) (W?hampton 1m 1f hcap (4) �531 AW).
OPTIMUM TIME (9-1) 25-1 22nd of 29
(well btn) to Snazzy Jazzy (9-5)
(Curragh 6f auct ?142,457 heavy).
ENZO (9-5) 12-1 ridden, last of 7 (btn
61/4l) to Luna Eclipse (9-2) (Chelmsford 1m hcap (4) �345 AW).
WARBURTON (8-13) 5-2 led until 1f out,
4th of 8 (btn 2l) to Well Suited (9-2)
(Chelmsford 1m nov (5) �175 AW).
JACK TAYLOR (9-2) 15-8 one pace,
btn 21/4l by Lord Oberon (9-4) (6 ran)
(Southwell 6f nov (5) �881 AW).
FAADHEL (9-2) 11-4 ran on well, btn 2l
by Jungle Room (9-0) (11 ran)
(W?hampton 7f hcap (5) �752 AW).
PERTH
1.30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2343
673P
-430
1-53
-525
25
-44P
86P
GOING: SOFT (GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES)
TEMPLEGATE
MAIDEN HURDLE (Class 4); winner
�431; 2m 4f.
(8 runners)
1.30 ...........................................................Blue Flight
2.00.............................................Longhousesignora
2.35 ...........................................................Calett Mad
3.10.........................................................Brandon Hill
3.45..............................................................Late Date
4.15 ...................................................Shanroe Street
4.45.............................................................Centurius
BLUE FLIGHT 28 N Twiston-Davies 5-11-2..... J Bargary
EAGLE RIDGE 35 (TH) N Alexander 7-11-2 ......... L Alexander
LE FRANK 95 (T) L Russell 6-11-2 ......................... D Fox
LOVELY SCHTUFF 25 J Stephen 6-11-2 ......... R Day (3)
NANDO 58 (HH;BF) N Richards 6-11-2.......... B Hughes
SKYE CHIEF 90 S Waugh 6-11-2................ C Bewley (3)
STORM NELSON 41 L Normile 5-11-2.......... G Cockburn (3)
RUSSIANTOM 45 (T) S Corbett 7-10-9......... S Coltherd (5)
Blue Flight l 99, Nando 90, Le Frank 86.
TOM PEPPER
2 Nando, 9-4 Blue Flight, 5 Lovely Schtuff, 8 Le Frank
2.00
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
5066
3314542
1421
424
4559
16-9
5124
37P8
MARES HANDICAP HURDLE (4);
winner �938; 2m 4f. (9 runners)
1.30 ...............................................................Le Frank
2.00.............................................Longhousesignora
2.35 ...........................................................Calett Mad
3.10.............................................................Chidswell
3.45 ......................................................The Jam Man
4.15 ....................................................Teddy Tee (nb)
4.45...........................................................Cougar Kid
CATCHAMAT 17 J Walton 9-11-12 ... Miss C Walton (3)
MOSCANISI 485 (D) R Menzies 7-11-7............... B Hughes
LONGHOUSESIGNORA 16 V Williams 6-11-4.... C Deutsch
PRINCESS MONONOKE 12 D McCain 7-10-12 Miss A McCain (7)
HAZY MANOR 64 (H) J Brooke 4-10-8............ H Brooke
WYFIELD ROSE 31 (P;C) A Whillans 9-10-8 .......... C Nichol
JOLIE CRICKETTE 58 (B) N Alexander 6-10-4 L Alexander
LADY LONDON 112 (P,T) R Dobbin 7-10-1 ......... C O?Farrell
CATCHTHEMOONLIGHT 31 L Russell 10-10-0 B Campbell (5)
nTIC-TAC: R-H flat track of 1m 2f with eight fences and 3f run-in.
nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): Miss L Russell 33-383, D
McCain 23-125, N Richards 20-124, N Twiston-Davies 18-95.
THIS SEASON: D McCain 6, Miss L Russell 5, T R George 4.
nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): B Hughes 30-238, C Nichol 25175, P Brennan 21-98, C Bewley 13-106. THIS SEASON: B
Hughes 9. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Dotties Dilema (3.45) trained
at Haverfordwest. Round trip of 894 miles. nTRAINERFAX: T
R George won 3.10 in 2011, 2013 & 2016. N Twiston-Davies won
1.30 in 2011 & 2012. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Brandon
Hill (3.10), Strong Resemblance (4.15). nLIVE ON RUK
Catchthemoonlight l 99, Princess Mononoke 98, Lady London 97.
6-4 Longhousesignora, 3 Princess Mononoke, 5 Hazy Manor
2.35
1
2
3
4
3522
541P
2312
2-11
NH NOVICE HURDLE (1); winner
�,238; 3m.
(4 runners)
BIALCO 32 (T) L Russell 7-11-0.............................. D Fox
CALETT MAD 40 (T;CD) N Twiston-Davies 6-11-0.. D Jacob
KNOCKROBIN 12 (T;BF) D McCain 7-11-0.... B Hughes
SCORPION SID 66 J Snowden 6-11-0 ......... T J O?Brien
Calett Mad l 99, Bialco 83.
11-8 Calett Mad, 9-4 Scorpion Sid, 11-4 Knockrobin
3.10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
-1P3
3235
4U8F
2320
-177
2333
6P/P
6FPP
UPF4
6463
3641
HANDICAP CHASE (3); winner
�,086; 3m.
(11 runners)
ALLYSSON MONTERG 18 (T) R Hobson 8-11-12 J Bowen (3)
SELDOM INN 18 A M Thomson 10-11-10 ............. D Fox
CHARMIX 69 A M Thomson 8-11-10 .... R McDonald (7)
BRANDON HILL 39 (D) T R George 10-11-9 Mr N George (7)
BALLYBEN 63 (P;CD) R Jefferson 10-11-8.... B Hughes
CHIDSWELL 25 (BF) N Richards 9-11-3........... C Nichol
SAMSTOWN 18 A Whillans 11-11-3................. H Brooke
BELMOUNT 116 (P;D) N Twiston-Davies 9-11-3 J Bargary
AS DE PIQUE 85 (T) G Cromwell (Ire) 13-10-12 J Kane (5)
JET MASTER 101 (H,T) N Alexander 12-10-12 L Alexander
UHLAN BUTE 16 (P;D) V Williams 10-10-12 . C Deutsch
Chidswell l 99, Brandon Hill 98, Jet Master 97.
9-4 Uhlan Bute, 6 Brandon Hill, 13-2 Chidswell, 7 Allysson
Monterg, 8 Seldom Inn, 10 Ballyben, Jet Master
3.45
AMATEUR HANDICAP HURDLE (4);
winner �098; 3m. (12 runners)
1 56-0 RUARAIDH HUGH 88 (P) J Brooke 9-11-12 Mr J Wright (5)
2 6111 THE JAM MAN 43 R McNally (Ire) 5-11-10 Miss M O?Sullivan (3)
3 1-66 LATE DATE 325 (CD) M Hammond 7-11-9 Miss B Smith
4 1551 DOTTIES DILEMA 170 (B,T) P Bowen 10-11-7 Doubtful
5 126P LE BRAYE 46 (T) G Cromwell (Ire) 6-11-7.. Mr A Fox (5)
6 2552 JIMMY BELL 29 (P;BF) J G O?Shea 7-11-6. B Hampson
7 12-7 SPORTING MILAN 47 W Coltherd 7-11-1 Mr B Lynn (3)
8 5265 AULDTHUNDER 11 T Reed 11-11-1 ............ Mr Z Baker
H
9
10
11
12
95P4
5352
9-6P
83P4
MARAWEH 18 (P;CD) L Russell 8-10-11... Mr C Wadge (7)
DUTCH CANYON 70 N Alexander 8-10-3 Mr K Alexander
ANDHAAR 179 N Alexander 12-10-0 Mr C Robertson (7)
PLAY PRACTICE 11 J Walton 8-10-0 ..... Miss C Walton
The Jam Man l 99, Maraweh 98.
6-4 The Jam Man, 4 Jimmy Bell, 7 Dutch Canyon, Late Date
4.15
1
2
3
4
5
6
8P13
322P
52P2
-231
2536
2436
NOVICE HANDICAP CHASE (3);
winner �538; 3m.
(6 runners)
SOME ARE LUCKY 28 (P;BF) T R George 7-11-8.. P Brennan
TEDDY TEE 18 N Richards 9-11-5 ................... R Day (3)
RAINY CITY 31 (P) I Jardine 8-11-1 ....... R Chapman (3)
SHANROE STREET 31 (D) L Russell 8-10-9.................... D Fox
CALIVIGNY 17 (TH,V) N Alexander 9-10-5 ........ L Alexander
STRONG RESEMBLANCE 173 J Moffatt 7-10-5.. B Hughes
Calivigny l 99, Teddy Tee 98, Rainy City 97.
11-4 Some Are Lucky, 10-3 Rainy City, Shanroe Street
4.45
1
2
3
4
5
6
54-7
3335
P-12
3514
0P01231
HANDICAP HURDLE (3); winner
�538; 2m.
(6 runners)
CENTURIUS 103 (D) V Williams 8-11-12....... C Deutsch
MONFASS 18 (H) R Dobbin 7-11-11 ................. C Nichol
THINK AHEAD 35 (P) J Moffatt 7-11-11 .......... H Brooke
COUGAR KID 67 (P;D) J O?Shea 7-11-9 B Hampson (5)
ELMONO 509 L Russell 7-11-5 ............................... D Fox
MORNING WITH IVAN 40 (T;D) S Corbett 8-11-3 T Dowson (3)
Think Ahead l 99, Cougar Kid 98, Monfass 97.
9-4 Morning With Ivan, 11-4 Think Ahead, 5 Monfass
TEMPLEGATE?S TOP TIPS
BOOM can shake the room in Epsom?s 2.10. BOOM
THE GROOM (nap) has run some good races over
course and distance and has slipped to a nice weight. He
hasn?t had things go his way since finishing fourth in a
good Listed contest at Lingfield in February and his
trainer Tony Carroll has really hit form in recent weeks.
EPSOM SECRET (7.55 Lingfield, nb) is nicely treated
on his Windsor win last summer. He has run plenty
of good races on the all-weather and this is his best trip.
SHANROE STREET (4.15 Perth, treble) has more to
offer after making all to win at Carlisle last month.
H
H
shot for the June 2 Derby,
the same as Aidan O?Brien?s
James Cook who aims to
give the trainer a first win
in the ten-furlong feature.
O?Brien already has the
first four in the ante-post
Derby betting which is led
by Saxon Warrior at 3-1.
The highest-rated runner
today is Mark Johnston?s
Dee Ex Bee yet he is a 50-1
Derby ?rag?. Johnston?s Permian gave Cracksman a
scare on this day last year .
The trainer said: ?Dee Ex
Bee has wintered well. We
are hoping for a big run.?
BOX CLEVER
nHOT TRAINERS: T Lacey 5 from 10; C
Appleby 8 from 17; A Carroll 4 from 12. nHOT
JOCKEYS: J Watson 5 from 12; C Deutsch 7
from 23. nJOB JOCKEYS: CATTERICK N
Currie rides Traumatised (2.25), Tan Arabiq
(3.30) for M Appleby, 3 from 3, 100%. EPSOM
G Wood rides Warburton (5.00) for C Appleby,
3 from 5, 60%. A Atzeni rides Tavener (2.10) for
D Griffiths, 5 from 9, 56%. LINGFIELD D
Tudhope rides Black Sails (5.20) for A Watson,
3 from 9, 33%. PERTH D Jacob rides Calett
Mad (2.35) for N Twiston-Davies, 32 from 105,
30%. TAUNTON Mr M Legg rides All Hands
On Deck (8.10) for H Fry, 14 from 39,
36%.PUNCHESTOWN K O?Farrell rides Hey
Little Boy (3.40) for W P Mullins, 4 from 7, 57%.
1GM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
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PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL DAY TWO
By EAMONN HAMES
EAMONN HAMES
3.40 .............................Lyreen Lad
4.20........................Not Many Left
4.55 ..........Next Destination (nb)
5.30.........................Killultagh Vic
6.05 ..............................Young Ted
6.40............OSCAR KNIGHT (nap)
7.15................................Tintangle
TOM PEPPER
3.40 ........................Nobody Home
4.20......................Sire Du Berlais
4.55.............................Delta Work
5.30 ..................................Bellshill
6.05 .......................Getaway John
6.40 ...................Woodland Opera
7.15 .................................Colreevy
nTIC-TAC: R-H oval course of 2m with a run-in of 3f 110yds. There are 11 fences and
eight hurdles to a circuit. The chase course suits the galloping type. nB EST TRAINERS
(2013-2018): W P Mullins 142-532, G Elliott 74-440, J Harrington 44-240, N Meade 25238. THIS SEASON: G Elliott 22, W P Mullins 16. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): D N
Russell 36-228, Mr P W Mullins 35-104, B J Cooper 35-208, R M Power 34-162. THIS
SEASON: D N Russell 12, R M Power 7, M P Walsh 7. nJACKPOT: 3-6. PLACEPOT: 16. nTRAINERFAX: J Harrington won 4.20 in 2015 & 2016. W P Mullins won 4.20 in 2009
& 2017, the 4.55 in 2009, 2012, 2015 & 2016, the 5.30 in 2013 & 2014, 6.05 in 2008,
2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016 and the 6.40 in 2010 & 2011. nLIVE ON ATR
GOING: YIELDING TO SOFT
3.40
ADARE MANOR OPPORTUNITY SERIES FINAL HCAP
HURDLE (95-123); ?18,450; 2m 5f.
(28 runners)
1
5932713 BRAVE OUT 31 (D) J E Kiely 7-11-12............................... A McCurtin (2) 95
2
975F26F THIRSTY WORK 47 (P,TH;BF) J Harrington 7-11-12......... P D Kennedy ?
3 347U42B FINE THEATRE 23 (B,T) P Nolan 8-11-11 ............................ P E Corbett 96
4
70-1P9F TOURBOY 76 (PH,T;C) M Fahey 6-11-11 .......................... R A Doyle (2) 85
5
416-336 CROSSED MY MIND 95 (BF) A L Moore 6-11-10 ..... D J McInerney (2) 97
6
24-7526 O CEALLAIGH 23 P Fahey 9-11-10 .................................... R M Short (4) 89
7
2246018 PRINCE GARYANTLE 188 (P,T;D) M Smith 8-11-10.................. A W Short (4) 96
8
3255475 MAN OF PLENTY 46 (T;D) S Leech (UK) 9-11-9 ............. S Houlihan (2) 91
9
F-33B54 WATER SPRITE 12 (T) G Elliott 7-11-9 .......................................... A Ring 92
10 57-3232 BLACK KEY 6 H de Bromhead 6-11-8 ............................. D P Holden (4) 93
11 0F16223 SMOKEY JOE JOE 12 (T) S J Mahon 12-11-8 ....................... D Hand (4) 96
12 3232321 ALLARDYCE 13 E J O?Grady 6-11-7 ........................................... S J Gray 93
13
167F5 HEY LITTLE BOY 31 (D) W P Mullins 5-11-7................. K O?Farrell (4) l99
14
P332 PERCY VEER 35 E McNamara 6-11-7.................................. R Treacy (2) 92
15
/2-5822 CARO DES FLOS 31 (BF) W P Mullins 6-11-6.................... N M Kelly (2) 91
16 5501170 POKER PARTY 24 (D) H de Bromhead 6-11-5............... D Robinson (2) 95
17 11/8987 WHATEVER JACKSAYS 48 (C) O McKiernan 13-11-5 ..... B Browne (2) 95
18 316510P ICANTSAY 143 J Ryan 8-11-4............................................... T N Brett (4) 96
19 2266451 NOBODY HOME 24 (H;C) E Cawley 8-11-4 ...................... C D Timmons 96
20 511-94B KILLARO BOY 23 (H) A Murray 9-11-3............................ P V O?Brien (2) 92
21 631/257 STEEL WAVE 24 (H;C) W P Mullins 8-11-3................. J J Fitzpatrick (4) 96
22 7250635 BEN BRODY 8 (P;C) S Byrne 8-11-1 .................................... C Brassil (2) 93
23
77/381- CALL ME PJ 625 (D) O McKiernan 11-11-1........................ C Meehan (4) ?
24
3-1033 DOLDIDO 48 M Winters 5-11-1......................................... L P Gilligan (4) 96
25 921-854 LYREEN LAD 64 A J Martin 6-11-0 ................................... E O?Connell (4) ?
26
1-9135 TERRIBLE BEAUTY 90 (D) J R Barry 7-10-13......................... RESERVE 96
27
PP32 SOMETIMES A FOX 9 (BF) G Elliott 4-10-2 ............................. RESERVE 93
28 4-227P6 HOLLOW TREE 12 (BH) G Elliott 10-10-12 ............................. RESERVE 98
BETTING: 13-2 Thirsty Work, 8 Brave Out, 10 Hey Little Boy, Caro Des Flos, Black
Key, 12 Nobody Home, Allardyce, Crossed My Mind, Call Me Pj
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4 5 BD 2 4
2017: Magic Of Light 6-10-8 R Treacy 11-1 (Mrs J Harrington), 25 ran.
4.20
LOUIS FITZGERALD HOTEL HURDLE; value to the
winner ?15,375; 2m 4f.
(9 runners)
1
1-76 ARCENFETE 67 H de Bromhead 6-11-12....................... D Robinson (5) 72
2
6421-43 KAISER BLACK 32 (T;D) P Doyle 7-11-12............................. P T Enright 91
3
6P-2U33 LE MARTALIN 76 (H,T;BF) N Meade 7-11-12.................... S W Flanagan ?
4
1-43513 NOT MANY LEFT 62 (BF,D) J Harrington 5-11-12................ R M Power 90
5
3-215P8 POLI ROI 8 (BH,T) G Elliott 6-11-12 ...................................... D N Russell 91
6
3130-24 SIRE DU BERLAIS 40 (T) G Elliott 6-11-12 ........................ B J Geraghty 96
7
2143-25 GOOD THYNE TARA 150 W P Mullins 8-11-5....................... D J Mullins 95
8
2-3F4P4 PRAVALAGUNA 8 (H;D) W P Mullins 6-11-5 ..................... P Townend l99
9
317 ROCK DE BAUNE 33 J E Kiely 4-11-1..................................... M P Walsh 90
BETTING: 10-3 Pravalaguna, Sire Du Berlais, 4 Not Many Left, 13-2 Le Martalin,
Rock De Baune, 14 Good Thyne Tara, Kaiser Black, 20 Poli Roi, 25 Arcenfete
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 1-3 3 4 2
2017: C?Est Jersey 5-11-12 P Townend 7-1 (W P Mullins), 10 ran.
4.55
CHAMPION STAYERS NOVICE HURDLE (GRADE 1);
value to the winner ?59,000; 3m.
(11 runners)
1
2/1-414 BALLYWARD 40 W P Mullins 6-11-10.................................... D J Mullins 93
2
3216114 BLOW BY BLOW 24 (B,T) G Elliott 7-11-10............................ J Kennedy 98
3
11119 BRAHMA BULL 42 (D) W P Mullins 7-11-10............................... N Fehily 85
4
36P3-71 GENERAL CONSENSUS 28 S Drinkwater (UK) 6-11-10 ... Mr J Drinkwater 72
5
3123422 JETZ 24 (H) J Harrington 6-11-10 ........................................... R M Power 98
6
-131131 KILBRICKEN STORM 40 (T;D) C Tizzard (UK) 7-11-10...... H Cobden l99
7
42-1113 NEXT DESTINATION 42 W P Mullins 6-11-10 ...................... P Townend 98
8
-P15214 THE CONDITIONAL 36 M Hassett 6-11-10 ............................. A E Lynch 71
9
1332431 DELTA WORK 41 (H,T;C,D) G Elliott 5-11-9......................... D N Russell 94
10 2-12372 DISCORAMA 40 P Nolan 5-11-9................................................. K Sexton 88
11 3721112 LACKANEEN LEADER 24 G Elliott 6-11-3.............................. M P Walsh 87
BETTING: 7-4 Next Destination, 7-2 Kilbricken Storm, 5 Delta Work, 7 Ballyward,
8 Blow By Blow, 12 Jetz, 20 Discorama, Brahma Bull
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 1 3 1 2
2017: Champagne Classic 6-11-10 B J Cooper 14-1 (G Elliott), 8 ran.
KILBRICKEN STORM (11-5) 33-1 led
last, ridden clear when hung left flat,
kept on, bt Ok Corral (11-5) 3l BALLYWARD (11-5) 20-1 held up, headway 2 out, driven last, stayed on, 4th
(btn 6l) (20 ran) (Cheltenham 3m
nov hdle Grd 1 �,600 soft).
JETZ (11-5) 5-1 held up, every chance,
kept on, btn 21/4l by Pallasator (11-5)
BLOW BY BLOW (11-8) 9-2 4th (btn
13l) (8 ran) (Fairyhouse 2 1/2m nov
hdle Grd 2 ?29,500 soft to heavy).
NEXT DESTINATION (11-7) 4-1 middivision, outpaced 3 out, ridden
next, no impression, rallied, kept on,
3rd of 14 (btn 73/4l) to Samcro (11-7)
BRAHMA BULL (11-7) 25-1 9th (btn
26l) (14 ran) (Cheltenham 2m 5f nov
hdle Grd 1 (1) �,188 soft).
GENERAL CONSENSUS (10-9) 14-1
ged 2
led 2nd,, ridden when challeng
FORM
out, stayed on well, bt Ocean Cove
(11-2) 3 / 4l (9 ran) (Warwick 2m 5f
mdn hdle (4) �419 soft).
THE CONDITIONAL (11-4) 10-1 4th of
5 (well btn) to Minella Fair (11-4)
(Clonmel 23/4m hdle ?12,320 heavy).
DELTA WORK (10-10) 6-1 headway 2
out, going well, not clear run, led
run-in, stayed on well, bt Glenloe
(10-8) ns (23 ran) (Cheltenham 3m
hcap hdle Grd 3 (1) �,950 soft).
BLOW BY BLOW (11-10) 11-1 stayed
on well, bt DISCORAMA (11-2) 33-1
stayed on, 5l (23 ran) (Cheltenham
21/2m hcap hdle (2) �,792 soft).
LACKANEEN LEADER (11-7) 8-1 soon
chased leaders, hampered 7th, challenged 2 out, mistake, not match
winner, kept on, btn 81/2l by Laurina
(11-7) (11 ran) (Fairyhouse 21/2m nov
hdle Grd 1 ?59,000 soft to heavyy).
5.30
CORAL PUNCHESTOWN GOLD CUP (GRADE 1); value
to the winner ?162,250; 3m 120yds. (13 runners)
1
414646F ALPHA DES OBEAUX 11 M F Morris 8-11-10.................... R Blackmore 86
2
3/10-40 ARCTIC SKIPPER 12 (P,T) V Halley 9-11-10............................ A E Lynch ?
3
11F3-15 BELLSHILL 23 (D) W P Mullins 8-11-10................................. D J Mullins 76
4
42-2P35 DJAKADAM 40 (C,D) W P Mullins 9-11-10..................... Mr P W Mullins 94
5
F1P-P18 EDWULF 40 (T;C) J P O?Brien 9-11-10 ........................... Mr D O?Connor 95
6
111/1FP KILLULTAGH VIC 40 W P Mullins 9-11-10.............................. P Townend ?
7
61332PP OUTLANDER 23 (P;C) G Elliott 10-11-10 ............................... J Kennedy 96
8
11-1214 ROAD TO RESPECT 40 (H;CD) N Meade 7-11-10 ....... S W Flanagan l99
9
145-115 SANDYMOUNT DUKE F244 (PH;C) J Harrington 9-11-10 .......... B J Geraghty 83
10 51-PP13 SIZING GRANITE 12 (T;C) C Tizzard (UK) 10-11-10............. R M Power 72
11 2-35345 SUB LIEUTENANT 13 (T) H de Bromhead 9-11-10 ............. D N Russell 92
12 3-22811 SUMOS NOVIOS 24 (C) W J Burke 10-11-10................................ J Burke ?
13 5-111FP TOTAL RECALL 11 (BF) W P Mullins 9-11-10 ............................ N Fehily 78
BETTING: 15-8 Road To Respect, 4 Bellshill, 5 Djakadam, 6 Killultagh Vic, 8
Edwulf, 10 Total Recall, 14 Outlander, 20 Alpha Des Obeaux
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 1 2 4 1
2017: Sizing John 7-11-10 R M Power 9-10 Fav (Mrs J Harrington), 6 ran.
EDWULF (11-10) 33-1 stayed on well,
led close home, bt OUTLANDER
(11-10) 6-1 on terms straight, headed last where left in lead, stayed on
well run-in, headed close home, nk
DJAKADAM (11-10) 13-2 led, joined
straight, headed last, plugged on,
3rd (btn 10l) ALPHA DES OBEAUX
(11-10) 25-1 one pace, 6th (btn 35l)
KILLULTAGH VIC (11-10) 5-1 led
last where fell (10 ran) (Leopardstown 3m ch Grd 1 ?113,000 soft).
ARCTIC SKIPPER (11-7) 8-1 10th of 14
(well btn) to Seskinane (10-12) (Ballinrobe 23/4m hcap hdle ?9,856 heavy).
BELLSHILL (11-5) 12-1 led 7th, headed briefly 12th, travelling smoothly
straight, pressed when veered left
and not fluent last, headed and kept
on well, finished 4th, demoted to
5th, behind General Principle (10-0)
OUTLANDER (11-3) 33-1 tracked
leaders 6 out, no extra, pulled up
last (30 ran) (Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcap
ch Grd 3 ?270,000 heavy).
ROAD TO RESPECT (11-10) 9-1 headway 17th, 3rd 4 out, not fluent 3 out,
beaten when not fluent 2 out, lost
3rd last, ran on, 4th of 15 (btn 13l) to
Native River (11-10) DJAKADAM
(11-10) 25-1 tracked leaders, mistakes, faded, 5th (btn 21l) EDWULF
(11-10) 20-1 8th (btn 47l) KILLULT-
6.05
FORM
AGH VIC (11-10) 8-1 pulled up last
OUTLANDER (11-10) 20-1 pulled up
last TOTAL RECALL (11-10) 14-1 not
fluent 4 out, pushed along, travelling
better when fell 3 out (15 ran) (Cheltenham 31/4m ch Grd 1 �9,822 soft).
KILLULTAGH VIC pulled up latest,
earlier (11-4) 9-10 fav theadway to
challenge when mistake last, led
and kept on well run-in, bt Ex Patriot
(11-8) 2 3 / 4l (9 ran) (Punchestown
21/2m hdle ?11,899 soft to heavy).
SANDYMOUNT DUKE (11-6) 12-1 led
3 out, strongly pressed, headed at
last, no extra, 5th of 22 (btn 71/2l) to
Balko Des Flos (10-10) (Galway
23/4m hcap ch ?142,457 good).
SIZING GRANITE (11-7) 20-1 3rd of 6
(btn 20l) to Politologue (11-7) (Aintree 21/2m ch Grd 1 �0,325 soft).
SUB LIEUTENANT (11-7) 25-15th of 8
(btn 14l) to Might Bite (11-7) (Aintree
3m 1f ch Grd 1 �6,647 soft).
SUMOS NOVIOS (11-0) 3-1 ridden to
lead 3 out, asserted last, pressed
run-in and kept on well, bt Mala
Beach (11-0) 21/4l (5 ran) (Cork 3m
ch Grd 3 (1) ?19,987 soft to heavy).
TOTAL RECALL pulled up latest, earlier (10-4) 5-6 fav led 5th, ridden and
stayed on well, bt Oscar Knight (104) 3l (16 ran) (Leopardstown 3m
hcap hdle ?44,250 soft).
RACING POST CHAMPION INH FLAT RACE FOR THE
CONYNGHAM CUP (GRD 1); ?59,000; 2m.(10 runners)
1
1-115 BLACKBOW 42 (D) W P Mullins 5-12-0 .......................... Mr P W Mullins 95
2
21-112 CAREFULLY SELECTED 42 (D) W P Mullins 6-12-0.. Mr D O?Connor l99
3
1-116 FELIX DESJY 42 (CD) G Elliott 5-12-0 .................................. Mr B O?Neill 90
4
3-211 GETAWAY JOHN 23 (CD) G Elliott 5-12-0......................... Mr F Maguire 83
5
15-1115 RAPID ESCAPE 81 (CD) G Elliott 5-12-0.............................. Ms L O?Neill 98
6
13 TORNADO FLYER 42 (D) W P Mullins 5-12-0.................... Mr R Deegan 84
7
31 WHERE EAGLES DARE 13 (D) N Meade 5-12-0 ............ Mr M J O?Hare 78
8
111 RELEGATE 42 (CD) W P Mullins 5-11-7 ............................... Ms K Walsh 95
9
1 DORKING BOY 14 (T) Tom Lacey (UK) 4-11-4 ....... Mr Thomas O?Brien ?
10
21 YOUNG TED 32 (D) N Meade 4-11-4 ................................. Ms N Carberry ?
BETTING: 11-4 Blackbow, 7-2 Relegate, 6 Tornado Flyer, Carefully Selected
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 6 2 2 2 1
2017: Fayonagh 6-11-7 Mr J J Codd 11-8 Fav (G Elliott), 7 ran.
6.40
GUINNESS HANDICAP CHASE (GRADE A); value to
the winner ?59,000; 2m 4f.
(18 runners)
1
194-53P CHAMPAGNE WEST 90 (D) H de Bromhead 10-11-10............. N Fehily 91
2
332F500 DEVILS BRIDE 12 (P,T;D) H de Bromhead 11-11-4......... D Robinson (5) 98
3
900-146 CLARCAM 12 (P,T;D) G Elliott 8-11-2................................... D N Russell 96
4
-F33143 WOODLAND OPERA 94 (T;C) J Harrington 8-11-2 .............. R M Power 94
5
0-8PPUP LORD SCOUNDREL 23 (B,T;D) G Elliott 9-11-1 .................... J Kennedy 96
6
37-1059 POLIDAM 12 (H;BF,D) W P Mullins 9-10-13.......................... D J Mullins 96
7
P2-70PP VICONTE DU NOYER 41 (T) C Tizzard (UK) 9-10-11.................. J Burke 96
8
51P3-3P COLD MARCH 32 (P;D) H Whittington (UK) 8-10-10 ............. B J Cooper ?
9
131114P DEMI SANG 43 W P Mullins 5-10-8..................................... B J Geraghty 94
10 /U1P5-F THE PAPARRAZI KID 23 (T;D) G Elliott 11-10-8........................ D Meyler ?
11 F53F-0P JETSTREAM JACK 23 (B,T) G Elliott 8-10-6 ......................... D O?Regan 85
12 0-10216 GOULANE CHOSEN 24 (D) S Spillane 9-10-5........... D J McInerney (5) 96
13 U-0102B OSCAR KNIGHT 23 (D) T Mullins 9-10-4 ................................ M P Walsh 87
14
/70-892 SHANAHAN?S TURN 12 (T;CD) C Tizzard (UK) 10-10-4........ H Cobden 97
15 1841615 PATRICKS PARK 24 (BF) W P Mullins 7-10-1 ...................... P Townend 96
16 -541343 BLAST OF KOEMAN 47 (PH,T) R Tyner 7-9-10 ................... P T Enright 96
17 273F455 TOUT EST PERMIS 59 M F Morris 5-9-10.......................... R Blackmore 96
18 251354U NEWSWORTHY 12 D Love 8-9-10 ............................. Jonathan Moore l99
BETTING: 9-2 Patricks Park, 5 Shanahan?s Turn, 13-2 Blast Of Koeman, 10 Polidam
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5 2 PU 5 7
2017: Sizing Granite 9-11-1 R M Power 14-1 (C Tizzard), 14 ran.
7.15
WEATHERBYS STUD BOOK IRISH EBF MARES FLAT
RACE (GRADE 3); winner ?29,500; 2m. (16 runners)
1
F-137 COLREEVY 42 (D) W P Mullins 5-11-9............................ Mr P W Mullins 89
2
12P CORDOVAN BROWN 80 (CD) E Doyle 5-11-9............... Mr F Maguire l99
3
31/ DANI THEATRE 916 (D) M Mullins 7-11-9 ....................... Mr D O?Connor ?
4
-462106 GETOUTAMEWAY 8 (D) W P Mullins 5-11-9 ................. Mr A McMahon 85
5
359 HAZY SHADOW 80 (TH) D Love 5-11-9............................. Mr A Murphy 82
6
136 HOLDING PATTERN 158 (H,T;D) J Harrington 6-11-9 ....... Mr D Roche 84
7
3341632 MASONS DAUGHTER 8 (D) W P Mullins 5-11-9 ................. Ms K Walsh 81
8
115 MOSKOVITE 8 (D) D Hogan 5-11-9 ...................................... Mr B O?Neill 72
9
U6724 OWENACURRA LASS 67 D Queally 5-11-9 .................... Mr D L Queally 84
10
130 SAPPHIRE LADY 8 (D) W P Mullins 6-11-9 ................... Mr W J Gleeson 95
11
65 TENS OR BETTER 6 P A Fahy 5-11-9 ....................................... Mr C Fahy ?
12 6-22056 THE PRINCETONIAN 80 J Harrington 5-11-9 ................. Mr M J O?Hare 71
13
411 TINTANGLE 8 (D) G Elliott 5-11-9..................................... Ms N Carberry 84
14
212 BLACK TEARS 24 (D) G Elliott 4-10-13................................ Ms L O?Neill 70
15
1 LARGY GLORY 17 Mrs J Harrington 4-10-13 ............. Miss K Harrington ?
16
143 MARY B 8 C Byrnes 4-10-13................................................ Mr R Deegan 76
BETTING: 11-2 Tintangle, 6 Dani Theatre, 8 Largy Glory, 10 Black Tears, Mary B
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2-RO 1
2017: Minutestomidnight 6-11-9 Mr J J Codd 11-4 Fav (Jonathan Sweeney), 12 ran.
PAUL TOWNEND was given
a 21-day ban for ?dangerous
riding? . . . and may also
have handed the trainers?
title to Gordon Elliott.
Townend was in front on
Willie Mullins? Al Boum
Photo in the Grade 1 Novice
Chase at Punchestown but
went right across the field at
the last fence, ending the
hopes of Finians Oscar
before crashing through the
rail. That left The Storyteller
and Davy Russell to come
through and win for Elliott.
BOOM
?Dangerous? Townend gets 21-day ban
CHAOS . . . Finians Oscar and Robbie Power are taken out after Al Boum Photo (right) veered into them
CATTERICK
GOING: GOOD TO SOFT (GOOD)
TEMPLEGATE
1.50....................................................Windforpower
2.25 ................................................Christmas Night
3.00................................................................Talaaqy
3.30 ...................................................Bit Of A Quirke
4.05........................................................Wotabreeze
4.35 ........................................................Stewardess
5.10 ..................................................Sultan Baybars
5.40........................................................Presidential
TOM PEPPER
1.50 ....................................................Coiste Bodhar
2.25 ..........................................................Sir Derrick
3.00....................................................Effervescence
3.30............................................................Munthany
4.05 ......................................................Wishing Well
4.35..........................................................Mutabaahy
5.10 .......................................................Right Action
5.40 ..............................................Smugglers Creek
nTIC-TAC: L-H undulating oval track of 1m 1f, with tight turns
and a 3f run-in. Almost straight 5f course. nDRAW: Low best at
5f but high numbers have advantage when the ground is soft.
nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): R Fahey 46-205, M
Johnston 31-149, J J Quinn 26-158, T Easterby 24-212. nTOP
JOCKEYS WITH RIDES (2013-2018): P J McDonald 33-220, G
Lee 24-179, P Mulrennan 23-136, J Fanning 23-158.
nLONGEST TRAVELLER: La Fortuna (1.50) & Sir Hector (4.35)
trained at Ardleigh. Round trip of 560 miles. nTRAINERFAX: D
O?Meara won the 5.10 in 2014 and 2015. T Easterby won the
2.25 in 2011, 2012 and 2017. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP:
Parys Mountain (5.10). nLIVE ON RUK
1.50
HANDICAP (Class 6); winner
�493; 5f.
(10 runners)
1 (2) 1111 LA FORTUNA 5 (T;D) C Wallis 5-9-13(6ex). J Bryan (5)
2 (6) 908- ENDEAVOUR 250 (D) M Fife 4-9-6 .............. C Hardie
3 (9) 6214 WINDFORPOWER 28 (V;D) T Waggott 8-9-5 B Curtis
4 (7) 449- PAVERS PRIDE 198 (D) N Wilson 4-9-5 P Dennis (3)
5 (4) 4325 DAPPER MAN 21 (P;BF,D) R Fell 4-9-2 B Sanderson (7)
6 (8) 00-0 KIBAAR 13 (P;D) R Carr 6-9-1................. J P Sullivan
7 (1) 6743 COISTE BODHAR 4 (P;D) S Dixon 7-8-11 P J McDonald
8 (5) 0-49 LUCATA 68 (B) A Berry 4-8-7 .............. C Murtagh (5)
9 (10)9554 GO CHARLIE 72 (H;D) L Williamson 7-8-7 J Gormley (5)
10 (3) 04-0 KIRKBY?S PHANTOM 103 (BH) A Berry 4-8-7 A Mullen
Coiste Bodhar l 99, La Fortuna 98, Dapper Man 97.
15-8 La Fortuna, 11-4 Coiste Bodhar, 9-2 Windforpower, 6
Dapper Man, 12 Go Charlie, 14 Endeavour
2.25
HANDICAP (6); 3-y-o; winner
�493; 7f.
(13 runners)
1 (7) 7-97 SKITO SOLDIER 28 Mrs R Carr 9-9........ J P Sullivan
2 (11) 72P- CLARAMARA 197 M Johnston 9-9 .... P J McDonald
3 (1) 08-8 ASTRAEA 15 M W Easterby 9-9.................... N Evans
4 (6) -238 GORSE 32 (P) Mrs A Duffield 9-7...................... G Lee
5 (12) 06-3 SIR DERRICK 6 T Easterby 9-7....................... D Allan
6 (3) 68-2 CHRISTMAS NIGHT 20 O Pears 9-7 ........... A Mullen
7 (10)5438 DAZE OUT 48 (P) R Fahey 9-6 ................. P Hanagan
8 (5) 66-6 DROVER 6 (VH) K Dalgleish 9-4................ C Beasley
9 (2) 99-2 VIKING WAY 36 Olly Williams 9-3................. S James
10(8) 056- BEE MACHINE 184 (TH) D Carroll 8-10 ....... T Eaves
11(13) 785- I AM DANDY 237 J Ewart 8-10 ............... R Pindar (7)
12(4) 008- MAKOFITWHATYOUWILL 210 N Tinkler 8-7 B McHugh
13(9) -999 TRAUMATISED 50 (HH) M Appleby 8-7 N Currie (5)
Bee Machine l 99, Gorse 98, Makofitwhatyouwill 97.
7-2 Christmas Night, 4 Sir Derrick, 9-2 Viking Way, 13-2
Gorse, 8 Daze Out, 10 Drover, 12 Claramara
3.00
FILLIES NOVICE STAKES (5); winner
�111; 7f.
(13 runners)
1 (2)
HAAFAPRINCESS J40 P Niven 5-9-7............ T Eaves
2 (9)
0 MILLIE THE MINX 48 Mrs D Sayer 4-9-7... P Mulrennan
3 (5)
1- TALAAQY 183 W Haggas 3-9-1 ................... D O?Neill
4 (3)
ANGELS T Easterby 3-8-8 .................................. J Hart
5 (12) 390- CLUB TROPICANA 194 (HH) R Spencer 3-8-8 . P Hanagan
6 (13) 7- DANCE ON THE DAY 182 (HH) T Dascombe 3-8-8 R Kingscote
7 (8)
2 EFFERVESCENCE 40 J Tate 3-8-8 ................. D Allan
8 (4)
0- HARBOUR SUNRISE 180 S A Harris 3-8-8. A Mullen
9 (6)
70 HOUSE OF CARDS 41 I Jardine 3-8-8. J Gormley (5)
10(10)
5 ITS HAPPENED AGAIN 42 A Brittain 3-8-8. C Hardie
11(1)
MORTICIA K Dalgleish 3-8-8 ...................... C Beasley
12(7)
53 ON A MAY DAY 25 M Johnston 3-8-8 P J McDonald
13(11) 98 RUBY CHERUB 16 Mrs R Carr 3-8-8 ...... J P Sullivan
Club Tropicana l 99, Talaaqy 98
9-4 Talaaqy, 4 Club Tropicana, 9-2 Effervescence, 11-2 On
A May Day, 10 Dance On The Day, 14 Angels, Morticia
3.30
HANDICAP (5); winner �111;
1m 4f.
(13 runners)
1 (6) 472- CARD HIGH 320 (T;CD) W Storey 8-9-9 ............ N Evans
2 (8) 335- TAKE THE HIGH ROAD J58 (BF) K Dalgleish 4-9-9... G Lee
3 (12) 224- EBQAA 137 J Unett 4-9-7 ............................... T Eaves
4 (9) 334- MUNTHANY 198 T Easterby 4-9-6.................. D Allan
5 (3) 8534 TAN ARABIQ 27 (D) M Appleby 5-9-5 ......... N Currie (5)
6 (13) 33-9 CLEMENTO 31 J J Quinn 4-9-4......................... J Hart
7 (5) 16-0 RIVIERE ARGENTEE 32 (V;CD) K Burke 4-9-3....... B Curtis
8 (2) 36-8 SNOOKERED 21 B Ellison 4-9-3 ....... B Robinson (5)
9 (4) 45-5 BIT OF A QUIRKE 32 (PH) M Walford 5-8-13 D Costello
10(7) 140- TEWAFEEDJ 209 (D) K Ryan 4-8-12............... K Stott
11(1) 000- ZIG ZAG J213 P Kirby 5-8-8 ................ P J McDonald
12(10) 9-16 GHOSTLY ARC 29 (T;BF) N Wilson 6-8-7.... Phil Dennis (3)
13(11) /0-7 ANNE?S VALENTINO 78 (PH) R Menzies 8-8-7 .... A Mullen
Snookered l 99, Ghostly Arc 98, Tewafeedj 97.
4 Ghostly Arc, 9-2 Tan Arabiq, 13-2 Bit Of A Quirke, 8
Clemento, Zig Zag, 10 Card High, Ebqaa, 12 Munthany
4.05
HANDICAP (5); winner �111;
1m 4f.
(12 runners)
1 (6) 224- NEW SOCIETY 225 J Bethell 4-9-9..... P J McDonald
2 (3) 63-7 MR SUNDOWNER 111 (CD) W Storey 6-9-9...... J Elliott (5)
3 (7) 17-4 WISHING WELL 111 M Hammond 6-9-7.......... G Lee
4 (8) 111- QUESTION OF FAITH 204 (C) M Todhunter 7-9-5 ... P Hanagan
5 (4) 586- REGAL MIRAGE 200 (D) T Easterby 4-9-4 .... D Allan
6 (11) 17-8 WOTABREEZE 31 (P;CD) J J Quinn 5-9-4....... J Hart
7 (12) 486- BREAKWATER BAY 238 (D) T Easterby 4-9-3 R Richardson (3)
8 (10) /069 KINGS GOLD 28 (P,T) M Dods 5-9-1.... C Rodriguez (3)
9 (1) 3-63 PRANCING OSCAR 18 B Haslam 4-8-12 ........ P Mulrennan
10(2) 735- CALLIOPE 247 (D) K Slack 5-8-12 .......... J P Sullivan
11(9) 74-0 RICHARD STRAUSS 15 P Kirby 4-8-7.......... P Aspell
12(5) 759- MY DISTANT MURPHY 148 J Coward 4-8-7 Nathan Evans
Wotabreeze l 99, Question Of Faith 98, Breakwater Bay 97.
5-2 Question Of Faith, 9-2 Prancing Oscar, 15-2 New
Society, 8 Wotabreeze, Calliope, 10 Wishing Well
4.35
HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; winner
�111; 5f.
(12 runners)
1 (12)2244 SIR HECTOR 4 (D) C Wallis 9-8................ J Bryan (5)
2 (6) -403 ROYAL 21 A Watson 9-7 ....................... P-L Jamin (7)
3 (4) 87-2 THE GOLDEN CUE 4 (D) S Hollinshead 9-5 . P J McDonald
4 (10) 286- DANGEROUS LADY 216 T Easterby 9-4 ....... D Allan
5 (8) 723- STEWARDESS 180 R Fahey 9-3 ................... D Nolan
6 (3) -315 CARPET TIME 28 (BF,D) T D Barron 9-2..... B Curtis
7 (1) 145- SEEN THE LYTE 172 (D) N Tinkler 9-2 .. L Edmunds (3)
8 (2) -512 MUTABAAHY 28 (H) A Brittain 9-1 .............. C Hardie
9 (9) 087- TWO SEAS 250 G Peckham 9-0........................ G Lee
10(5) 146- FUNKADELIC 172 (D) B Haslam 9-0.... P Mulrennan
11(11) 570- SHAY C 221 (TH) D Carroll 8-12 ................... T Eaves
12(7) -641 RICKYROADBOY 6 M Walford 8-7(6ex)...... A Mullen
Stewardess l 99, Sir Hector 98, The Golden Cue 97.
4 Mutabaahy, 5 The Golden Cue, 6 Rickyroadboy, 7 Royal
5.10
HANDICAP (3); winner �704;
7f.
(15 runners)
1 (14) 486- BARAWEEZ 194 (D) B Ellison 8-9-7....... B Robinson (5)
2 (4) 00-6 EXPLAIN 31 (P;D) R Carr 6-9-6 ................... J Garritty
3 (6) 81-0 MOONLIGHTNAVIGATOR 32 (D) J J Quinn 6-9-5 .... D Costello
4 (7) 689- SULTAN BAYBARS 180 (D) D O?Meara 4-9-4.. S James
5 (9) 407- REPUTATION 239 (V) J J Quinn 5-9-4 ............. J Hart
6 (12) 355- MAGICAL EFFECT 207 (BF) R Carr 6-9-3......... J P Sullivan
7 (13) -921 RIGHT ACTION 31 (D) R Fahey 4-9-2...... P Hanagan
8 (2) -455 TWIN APPEAL 25 (B;BF,D) T D Barron 7-9-1..... Ben Curtis
9 (8) 1734 CUSTARD THE DRAGON 28 (P;D) J Mackie 5-9-0.... J Fanning
10(3) 498- SAINT EQUIANO 206 (D) K Dalgleish 4-8-13... G Lee
11(5) 90-0 FINGAL?S CAVE 31 (CD) P Kirby 6-8-11 ....... P J McDonald
12(15) 581- OUR CHARLIE BROWN 176 (CD) T Easterby 4-8-10 R Richardson (3)
13(10) 020- INNER CIRCLE 214 (D) R Fell 4-8-10 .......... C Hardie
14(11) 806- PARYS MOUNTAIN 240 T Easterby 4-8-8 ..... D Allan
15(1) 20-5 SANS SOUCI BAY 21 (B;D) S Dixon 4-8-8..... J Gormley (5)
Saint Equiano l 99, Baraweez 98, Our Charlie Brown 97.
4 Right Action, 5 Baraweez, Our Charlie Brown, 7 Explain
5.40
APPRENTICE HANDICAP (6); winner
�493; 7f.
(15 runners)
1 (10) -036 SMUGGLERS CREEK 65 (BF,D) I Jardine 4-9-10 J Gormley
2 (12)4374 CAPTAIN BOB 6 (P;D) P Kirby 7-9-10 .... R Timby (5)
3 (7) 3912 CLERGYMAN 32 (BF) R Bastiman 6-9-9 .... G Mahon
4 (11) 60-5 SPINART 21 P Sly 5-9-9 ....................... C Murtagh (3)
5 (8) /00- RED CHARMER 359 A Duffield 8-9-9 O Stammers (5)
6 (4) 69-3 PRESIDENTIAL 28 R Fell 4-9-8....... B Sanderson (3)
7 (1) 3124 ESSENTIAL 48 (D) O Williams 4-9-8... P Vaughan (3)
8 (9) 0-44 LA SIOUX 40 (VH;CD) R Fahey 4-9-8.... S Woods (3)
9 (13) 474- UNCLE CHARLIE 177 A Duffield 4-9-7 . A Breslin (5)
10 (5) 07-0 GLORIOUS ROCKET 63 (H) T D Barron 4-9-7 B Robinson
11 (2) 31-1 REDROSEZORRO 4 (H;C) E Alston 4-9-7(6ex) R Dodsworth (5)
12 (6) 035- CUPID?S ARROW 197 (C) R Carr 4-9-6 ......... J Elliott
13 (3) 140- SOMEONE EXCITING 172 (CD) D Thompson 5-9-3 H Shaw (3)
14 (14) 88-4 ARCANE DANCER 24 (VH;D) L Mullaney 5-9-2 P Muir (3)
15 (15) 047- COVIGLIA 208 J Coward 4-8-12......... R J Fitzpatrick
Spinart l 99, Someone Exciting 98, Captain Bob 97.
4 Clergyman, 9-2 Redrosezorro, 13-2 Spinart, 7 Essential
2GM
MELLOW YELLOW!
IT appears a �0 parking fine is the least of
your worries if you?re driving a �0,000
Lamborghini.
Or so it is for Billy Joe Saunders, who got
a ticket after leaving his flash motor on a
double yellow line outside London?s Landmark
Hotel yesterday.
Wouldn?t count on him paying early to get
a 50 per cent reduction, either!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
DARTS champions
P
including
Phil
Taylor and John Lowe
paid tribute to Eric
Bristow at his funeral
in Stoke yesterday.
The Crafty Cockney
died in Liverpool on
April 5, aged 60.
Murder
By PAT SHEEHAN
BILLY JOE SAUNDERS says
any boxer taking drugs before
Tony
Bellew
around 10 of
a fight where the opponent the world?s 48estimates
champions are clean.
dies is guilty of MURDER.
And he fears boxing authorities
WBO world middleweight champ
Saunders spoke out after Canelo
Alvarez (below) became the latest
star banned for taking performanceenhancing drugs (PEDs).
Canelo?s megabucks rematch with
Gennady Golovkin was scheduled
for May 5 in Las Vegas. But it was
binned after the Mexican superstar
was busted. Yet he will be back in
the ring in six months.
And Saunders, 28, who defends
his belt against Merseysider Martin
Murray on June 23 at London?s O2
Arena, was sickened by the events.
He said: ?If somebody dies at the
hands of a drug cheat it?s murder,
100 per cent. They?ve all got kids
and families to go home to.
?Give them half a chance and let
them take it.
?Let everybody take
drugs then it creates
a level playing field.
?I?m sure Canelo
will take PEDs again.
He?ll take PEDs again
for the fight against Golovkin and get banned
for another six months.
?So let everybody do it
then we can all ?kill?
each other and it?s fair.?
SunSport
yesterday
revealed former cruiserweight world champ
will only crack down on drugtaking when a fighter dies.
Saunders is angry the next generation are already brought up to
believe it is OK to take PEDs.
He said: ?Any young fighters
coming through, seeing a boxer of
Canelo?s
stature
and
how
he
received a soft ban . . .
?If they look at that they might
think, ?Well, it will get me there ?
and when I?m there, I?ll take a
six-month ban?.
?Six months ban is not a punishment. It?s one of those things
that brings a cloud over the game.
?I don?t want to accuse
people of stuff but there is
a big problem in the
game. If someone with
Canelo?s profile is doing it,
it needs looking into.?
Saunders was unimpressed
by Amir Khan?s 39-second
win over Phil Lo Greco
on Saturday. He tweeted a
barrage of criticism and
Khan blocked him.
Saunders
said:
?It
showed me what a little
coward he is for blocking
me.
Khan
will
get
knocked out by Brook . . .
and f*** his Twitter as well.?
ALBANIAN boxer Sefer
Seferi (left) claimed he
P
will face Tyson Fury in his
comeback fight.
Former world heavyweight
champ Fury, who got his
boxing licence back on
Monday following a drugs
ban, returns at the Manchester Arena on June 9.
Seferi said: ?Fury?s a bear
but I won?t make it easy.?
DING-DONG
WITH RON
DING JUNHUI won a Great War of China ?
and now wants a rematch with the Rocket.
Picture: RICHARD PELHAM
Padraig?s
Ryd on
BILLY JOE: BOX ON DRUGS
AND KILL SOMEONE, IT?S..
51
PADRAIG HARRINGTON
wants to be Europe?s
next
Ryder
Cup
captain.
The Irishman, 46,
is keen to take over
from Thomas Bjorn in
the United States in 2020.
His appointment could
be rubber-stamped at the
start of next year.
Harrington
said:
?It
would be good timing.
?You need to play a lot
of European Tour events
to get to know the players
and keep an eye on form.?
TEAM SKY have
picked
Chris
P
Froome for May?s Giro
d?Italia ? despite his
doping probe.
The Brit, 32, is
fighting to clear his
name after a suspect
urine sample.
The 2016 runner-up is desperate to win a first
world title and got his latest bid off to a flier
with a 10-3 win over compatriot Xiao Guodong.
Last year world No 3 Ding, 31, knocked out
Ronnie O?Sullivan in the quarter-finals and the
pair are seeded to meet in the semis this time.
And Ding takes more heart from the fact that
world No 1 Mark Selby, who has beaten him in
Sheffield the last two
By HECTOR NUNNS
years, is already out.
Ding (below) faces
Anthony
McGill
or know each other well
Ryan Day in the sec- and the others want to
ond round and said: ?I beat me.
?Xiao and I have
would love to play
played three times this
Ronnie again here.
?I always want to season now and luckily
improve
myself
and I?ve won all of them.?
JACK LISOWSKI got a
test myself against the
best and hardest player first Crucible win as
ex-world champ Stuart
to beat.
?The last two years Bingham was the fifth
here I?ve lost to Mark seed to fall in round one.
The 26-year-old from
Selby but he?s out now.
?There is a lot of Gloucester beat world
No
12 Bingham 10-7.
pressure as defending
And Lisowski said:
champion ? the most ?
but I was surprised to ?When it was 7-6 at
the interval, it was a
see him go out.
short team talk with
?I played well
my manager.
today, Xiao didn?t
?He is a Liverpool
perform like he
fan and wanted to
did in the first
get back to the
session. He did
football!?
not really put me
LUCA BRECEL is
under pressure.
out after a 10-6
?Obviously
loss to Ricky
the Chinese
Walden.
players all
52 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2GM
AUSSIE BALL SCANDAL
IT?S GIGI
TOP, LEW
ALASTAIR COOK provides a bit of
early-season catching practice
for
these
youngsters
in
Tunbridge Wells.
The England star was promoting Yorkshire Tea National Cricket
Week, in conjunction with Chance
to Shine, from June 18-22, giving
thousands of children the chance
to learn through cricket.
Seven slips?
They?ve
done their
homework!
By BEN HUNT
TOTO WOLFF says his
Mercedes team are just
loving the challenge of
their toughest season yet.
Lewis Hamilton?s reigning F1 world champs have
dominated the sport but
are without a win in 2018.
Both Ferrari and Red
Bull have made huge
improvements, with the
Italian giants looking for
their third victory in four
Grands Prix in Azerbaijan
on Sunday.
Supremo Wolff said:
?Not everyone likes this
kind of challenge ? but
we love it.
?Last year we were in a
tough fight with Ferrari.
However, it was nothing
compared to the intensity
of this year?s battle.
?Both Red Bull and
Ferrari will do everything
they can to beat us.
?Their
cars,
their
teams, their drivers ? all
of them operate at a high
level and will continue to
put us under pressure.
?Three teams are fighting fiercely for race wins.
?We know that we have
a massive challenge
on our hands.?
That?s the way the
Cookie rumbles...
ALASTAIR SUSPECTED ASHES TAMPERING
ALASTAIR COOK has admitted
By JOHN ETHERIDGE
England?s players had suspicions
to get the ball to reverse
Australia
were
ball-tampering managed
swing. We have to be very careful but
during The Ashes.
we were curious in The Ashes at
Former captain Cook has finally gone
public with a view that has niggled
away at the England team in private
for the past few months.
It comes with Australian cricket still
in turmoil following the ball-tampering
scandal in Cape Town last month and
captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David
Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft
all suspended.
When asked whether he thought anything untoward happened during The
Ashes, Cook replied: ?Yeah, a little bit.
We did think in Perth, when the outfield was wet after the rain, and they
managed to get the ball reversing.
?But there?s also that thing about
whether reverse swing comes when you
bowl more quickly.
?Back in 2005, for example, England
had Andrew Flintoff and Simon Jones,
who were quicker than the Aussies and
SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Semi-final, 1st Leg
LIVERPOOL (2) 5
Salah 35, 45
Mane 56
Firmino 61, 69
ROMA
(0) 2
Dzeko 81
Perotti 85 (pen)
Att: 51,236
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
DERBY
(0) 3
Jerome 69, 90
Vydra 82
CARDIFF
Paterson 28
Att: 30,294
(1) 1
NOTTM FOR (2) 3
Tomlin 26
Brereton 36
Vellios 90
BARNSLEY
Att: 23,633
(0) 0
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
BRADFORD (1) 2
Dieng 12
Knight-Percival 80
BRISTOL R
Sercombe 28
(1) 1
MK DONS
Att: 19,192
(0) 0
WIGAN
Colclough 80
Att: 8,414
(0) 1
I?m not a
done Dyl
By JONNY FORDHAM
LEWIS HAMILTON has
always been partial to
a super model . . . of
racing car that is.
But the F1 ace looked
pretty happy posing with
supermodel Gigi Hadid on
Instagram. You?ll never
tyre of the lifestyle, Lew!
F1 going
Toto toe
HARTLEY . . . head fears
DONCASTER (0) 0
Att: 10,443
OLDHAM
(0) 0
Att: 3,362
ROCHDALE
Delaney 55
(0) 1
SHREWSBURY(0) 3
Beckles 59
Payne 73
John-Lewis 90
BLACKBURN
Mulgrew 80
SOUTHEND
Robinson 5
Cox 52, 56
PLYMOUTH
Grant 53
Att: 2,760
PETERBORO
Edwards 14
Att: 4,666
(0) 1
(1) 3
(0) 1
(1) 1
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
COVENTRY (2) 2 LINCOLN CITY (3) 4
Bayliss 16
Rhead 1
Shipley 39
Palmer 38, 44
Att: 13,115
Frecklington 67
MORECAMBE (0) 0 CAMB UTD (0) 0
Att: 992
NEWPORT CO(1) 2 ACCRINGTON (0) 1
Amond 30
Kee 90
Nouble 85
Att: 2,370
YEOVIL
(0) 0 FOREST GRN (0) 0
Att: 2,789
certain moments.
?But we couldn?t get the ball up to
90mph and they consistently could.?
Reverse swing usually requires dry
and abrasive conditions ? but it rained
heavily during the Third Test in Perth
and the outfield was damp when
England were skittled for 218 in their
second innings.
By contrast, Jimmy Anderson, a master exponent of reverse swing, hardly
found any lateral movement throughout
The Ashes series.
Warner even revealed his methods to
some England players during an endof-series drinks session.
While video footage emerged of Bancroft spooning sugar into his hand
before appearing to place it in his
pocket during the Fifth Test in Sydney.
England have until now resisted the
temptation to accuse the Aussies of
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Livingston 0 Inverness CT 1.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Berwick 2
Stenhousemuir 2.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Bromley 0 Barrow 0; Gateshead 2 Ebbsfleet
Utd 5; Leyton Orient 0 Maidenhead Utd 1;
Torquay 3 Guiseley 4; Tranmere 1 Solihull
Moors 2.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH - Blyth
Spartans 2 Curzon Ashton 1; Spennymoor
Town 1 AFC Telford 2. Off - Nuneaton v
Boston Utd (due to floodlight failure).
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Bognor Regis Town 0 Chelmsford 1; Braintree
Town 0 Oxford City 0; Concord Rangers 1
Hungerford Town 0; Poole Town 1 Whitehawk
1; Welling 0 Bath City 2; Weston-S-Mare 0
Truro City 2.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Biggleswade Town 0 Dunstable 2; Bishop?s
Stortford 4 Merthyr Town 0; Kettering 2
Tiverton 3; Royston Town 0 Slough 4; St Ives
Town 0 Chesham 2.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Billericay 2 Harlow 0;
Dorking Wanderers 0 Harrow Borough 4;
Leiston 2 Needham Market 0.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE TABLE
P W D L F A Pts
(C) Macclesfield45 26 11 8 65 46 89
Tranmere ......45 24 10 11 77 44 82
Sutton Utd....45 22 10 13 65 52 76
Aldershot......45
Ebbsfleet.......45
AFC Fylde.......45
Boreham Wd .45
20
19
20
19
15
16
12
15
10
10
13
11
63
63
82
61
50
49
56
46
75
73
72
72
Bromley.........45
Dover .............45
Wrexham.......45
Dag & Red......45
Maidenhead..45
L Orient..........45
Gateshead.....45
Solihull...........45
FC Halifax ...... 45
Eastleigh ....... 45
Hartlepool.....45
Maidstone.....45
Barrow...........45
19
19
17
19
16
15
12
14
13
12
13
13
11
13
13
18
11
13
12
18
12
15
17
14
14
16
13
13
10
15
16
18
15
19
17
16
18
18
18
73
60
49
69
60
55
61
48
48
61
51
52
50
53
43
39
60
64
55
55
56
58
71
62
64
61
70
70
69
68
61
57
54
54
54
53
53
53
49
Woking ..........45
(R) Torquay ... 45
(R) Chester .... 45
(R) Guiseley ... 45
13
10
7
7
9
11
13
12
23
24
25
26
54
44
40
43
74
72
78
86
48
41
34
33
malpractice because it would sound like
sour grapes. And, of course, illegal tactics was not the reason England were
thrashed 4-0, Australia played dynamic
and ruthless cricket.
Cook added: ?It?s not for me to
comment on punishments. But it was a
real reminder of what people want to
watch in sport.
?It was the same as cycling or
match-fixing ? when people buy
tickets, they want to see things done in
a fair way.?
Cook insists he has the skill and
desire to add to his 154 Test caps and
wants to persuade new chief selector Ed
Smith he remains the man for the job.
The opener, 33, said: ?If you play 150odd Test matches, there?ll be periods
when you don?t score the runs. I?ve
always managed to turn it around.
?I?ve never been so inconsistent as I
have this last six months but I still
averaged 47 over the past year.
?My job never changes, it is to score
runs at the top of the order.?
Tweet @JohnSunCricket
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Barwell 1 Stourbridge 1; Grantham 0 Warrington Town 0; Lancaster City 1 Buxton 1;
Matlock Town 1 Ashton Utd 2; Nantwich
Town 2 Shaw Lane 3; Whitby 2 Rushall Olympic 3; Witton Albion 1 Farsley Celtic 4. Off Altrincham v Marine, Stalybridge v Workington (both due to waterlogged pitches).
JD WELSH PREMIER - Prestatyn Town 0
Barry Town 0.
RUGBY UNION
GREENE KING IPA CHAMPIONSHIP Nottingham 41 Bedford 21.
TENNIS
ATP BARCELONA OPEN BANC SABADELL (Spain): 1st Rd - R Carballes Baena
(Spa) bt A Haider-Maurer (Aut) 6-2 6-4; G Pella
(Arg) bt P Gojowczyk (Ger) 6-4 6-4; M Klizan
(Svk) bt F Del Bonis (Arg) 6-3 6-7 6-4; G Simon
(Fra) bt I Ivashka (Blr) 6-2 6-3; B Fratangelo
(US) bt A Vatutin (Rus) 7-5 5-7 6-3; J Munar
(Spa) bt J Sousa (Por) 6-4 3-6 7-5. 2nd Rd D Goffin (Bel) bt M Granollers (Spa) 4-6 7-6
6-2; F Lopez (Spa) bt D Lajovic (Ser) 6-4 2-6
6-4; M Jaziri (Tun) bt E Escobedo (US) 6-4 6-3;
R Bautista (Spa) bt I Karlovic (Cro) 6-7 6-2 6-4;
A Mannarino (Fra) bt P Cuevas (Uru) 6-4 7-6.
ATP GAZPROM HUNGARIAN OPEN
(Budapest): 1st Rd - J-L Struff (Ger) bt J
Zopp (Est) 2-6 6-4 7-5; A Bublik (Kaz) bt D
Istomin (Uzb) 6-7 7-6 7-5; M Marterer (Ger) bt
V Troicki (Ser) 3-6 6-4 6-4; Y Maden (Ger) bt M
Fucsovics (Hun) 4-6 6-3 6-2; N Basilashvili
(Geo) bt P Lorenzi (Ita) 6-4 6-2; A Seppi (Ita)
bt T Fabbiano (Ita) 4-6 7-5 6-3; M Berrettini
(Ita) bt A Balazs (Hun) 6-4 3-6 7-6.
WTA PORSCHE GRAND PRIX (Stuttgart, Germany): 1st Rd - M Kostyuk (Ukr) bt
A Lottner (Ger) 6-4 6-1; K Pliskova (Cze) bt K
Bertens (Hol) 6-2 6-2; C Garcia (Fra) bt M Sharapova (Rus) 3-6 7-6 6-4; M Vondrousova (Cze)
bt J Goerges (Ger) 6-2 6-2;L Siegemund (Ger)
bt B Strycova (Cze) 6-4 6-3.
WTA TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL
CUP (Turkey): 1st Rd - I-C Begu (Rom) bt D
Jakupovic (Slo) 7-5 6-0; V Tomova (Bul) bt V
Ivakhnenko (Rus) 7-5 6-4; Y Putintseva (Kaz)
bt S Cirstea (Rom) 0-6 6-1 6-0; P Parmentier
(Fra) bt A Aksu (Tur) 6-2 6-2; D Kovinic (Mon)
bt A Kalinskaya (Rus) 6-3 6-3; A Rus (Hol) bt S
Zhang (Chn) 6-2 6-3; D Vekic (Cro) bt A Radwanska (Pol) 6-1 2-0 ret; M Sakkari (Gre) bt C
Buyukakcay (Tur) 7-5 6-2; C Wozniacki (Den)
bt E Alexandrova (Rus) 6-2 6-2.
SNOOKER
BETFRED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
(Crucible Theatre, Sheffield): 1st Rd D Junhui (Chn) bt X Guodong (Chn) 10-3; R
DYLAN
HARTLEY
has
come out fighting and
says his career will not
be ended by his latest
struggles with concussion.
The England skipper has
been stood down by medics for this summer?s tour
of South Africa over fears
of further head damage.
The hooker has not
played since last month?s
Six Nations defeat by Ireland and had said in 2016
that if he got one more
head knock then he would
think about retiring.
But he said: ?There are
a lot of so-called experts
out there in newspapers,
pubs and podcasts recommending what I do with
my career.
?Funnily enough, I?m
only listening to the medical
professionals
and
myself.
?Fortunately, or unfortunately for some, I?ll be
back next season to help
my teams push on.?
?Gay slur?
Fol snub
By JONNY FORDHAM
SALE have told Israel
Folau that there is no
chance they would sign
him after his homophobic
and anti-gay slurs.
The ambitious Sharks
are in the market for a
world-class full-back and
were
linked
with
a
�0,000-a-year deal for
the Australia star.
But boss Steve Diamond
insists there is no contract
on the table for Folau, 29,
who claimed God?s plan for
gay people was ?hell
unless they repent of their
sins and turn to God?.
Diamond
said:
?We
don?t want to be associated with that. There are
things where everyone is
worth a second chance
but if you carry on saying
it, it doesn?t read right.?
South
Africa
wing
legend Bryan Habana, 34,
will retire this season.
He said: ?The inevitable
moment has come knocking on my door and I?ve
welcomed it in for a drink.?
Walden bt L Brecel (Bel) 10-6; J Lisowski bt S
Bingham 10-7; M Williams leads J Robertson
7-2 (resumes at 10am); R Milkins leads N
Robertson (Aus) 6-3 (resumes at 2.30pm).
TODAY?S SPORT
(7.45 unless stated)
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Semi-final, 1st Leg
Bayern Munich v Real Madrid.......
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Brackley v Chorley, Darlington v Southport.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Havant & Waterlooville v East Thurrock.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER - Frome
Town v Banbury, Hitchin v Hereford FC.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Leatherhead v Hendon.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Mickleover Sports v Halesowen.
RUGBY UNION: Principality Building Society Premiership: 2nd
Phase - Bedwas v Bargoed (7.15). WRU
National Championship - Rhydyfelin v
Glynneath (7.0), Tata Steel v Bedlinog (7.30).
SPEEDWAY (7.30): Premiership King?s Lynn v Poole, Rye House v Wolverhampton. Easter Cup: 1st Leg - Birmingham
v Kent.
April 25, 2018 ...............
It?s lookin? like
Terry Vill stay
CAPTAIN, LEADER, HONEY MONSTER
By JORDAN DAVIES
JOHN TERRY gave his old
pal David Luiz a fright
on his birthday ? by
turning up as the HONEY
MONSTER.
By GRAEME BRYCE
ASTON VILLA have been boosted by
John Terry suggesting he is ready to
stay for another season.
And the defender, 37, is NOT put
off by the prospect of facing his
beloved Chelsea if they do go up.
Terry once said he would hate to
play against his old club.
Yet asked about talks on
a 12-month Villa extension,
he told talkSPORT: ?I still
have the hunger for sure.
This club deserves to be
in the Premier League.
?Hopefully we can go
out with a bang and make
it an easy decision.?
COVER AT BACK . . . Luis,
Begovic and Terry (right)
CYRUS
DEATH
THREAT
Trolls target Fulham ace
FULHAM star Cyrus Christie has
By SHANE O?MAHONY
revealed the vile racist death
Don?t
think
they are all like that.
threat he received on Twitter.
SM gives morons a voice unfortu-
The Irish defender posted a screengrab of comments from nameless
Twitter accounts and said: ?Nothing
changes . . . Nothing gets done . . . ?
Christie (below) received an image
of two black people hanging from a
tree, with the words: ?If I ever see
you then I will have u and ur fam
hanging of a tree u silly c***.
?How can u enter this world as a
black? U should be ashamed of
yourself. Your best chance of survival is to bleach your skin or you?ll
be a dead man within the next 3
days. I?m onto you.?
Other distasteful messages had
images of monkeys and referred to
him as a n*****.
A number of people tweeted
messages of support to the
25-year-old after he shared the
images, including fans of his
former club Middlesbrough.
One said: ?Sorry to hear this,
please report this behaviour,
lads with Boro pictures too
please understand these type
of blokes do not represent
our club!?
Another tweeted: ?We?re
with you Cyrus you
lovely human being!
nately. Fortunately they broadcast
their inhumanity and bitter hatred
for all to see and in turn deride for
what it is. Nothing. Zero. Worthless.?
It is not the first time Christie has
been attacked as he suffered racist
abuse online after Ireland?s 5-1
defeat by Denmark in the World
Cup play-off second leg. One troll
told him to go and play for Jamaica.
Christie has previously called for
more to be done to stop social media
trolls racially abusing players.
He rubbished claims that he has
been reduced to tears by the abuse
but said: ?You don?t really hear it on
the terraces, you get the odd person,
but it?s more social media, that?s
where they get brave.
?They wouldn?t say it to your
face.
Hiding
among
the
crowd, that?s when they get
brave. A lot of these people
hide behind different profiles.
?I think if you spoke to a
lot of the black lads who?ve
played, they?ve come across it.
?But not a lot?s been done ?
you feel it?s almost normal.
?I?m not sure how long it?ll
take to be eradicated but a
lot more needs to be done.?
won the World Cup in the
RUSSIA 2018 BRAZIL
United States in 1994, hitting 50
shots on target ? the highest
COUNTDOWN number in the tournament.
50
DAYS TO GO
These efforts produced 11 goals,
with Romario notching five.
Poland topped that with 64 in
the 1974 finals in West Germany.
The Poles won the third-place playoff ? beating Brazil 1-0.
The defender ? known as
Captain, Leader, Legend at
Chelsea ? went all out to
celebrate Luiz?s 31st.
Terry, 37, dressed in a
head-to-toe strip of the
Sugar Puffs cereal character, including bright yellow
hairy hands and feet.
Blues players past and
present got dressed up in
weird and wacky outfits
following their FA Cup
semi-final
victory
over
Southampton on Sunday.
53
Carry on
Lambert
By GRAEME BRYCE
PAUL LAMBERT is set to
remain as Stoke boss even
if they are relegated.
Despite just one win in
13 matches since replacing Mark Hughes, Lambert
has impressed chairman
Peter Coates with his
disciplined approach.
Stoke are 19th in the
Premier
League,
four
points from safety with
three games to play.
But Coates, 80, said:
?Paul is under contract
and there are no plans to
change.
?We?ve not been winning
because we haven?t been
scoring. It?s not his fault we
don?t have a goalscorer.?
54 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
dave.kidd@the-sun.co.uk
WORK . . . new stadium
Spurs in
Wembley
farewell
By MARTIN LIPTON
SPURS are set to get the
green light to play their
first four Premier League
games next season away
from home.
And the club are so
confident
their
new
�illion stadium will be
ready for the 2018-19
campaign, they have not
taken up an option to
carry on using Wembley.
Tottenham had a proviso
in place to extend their
stay
at
the
national
stadium by a further 12
months ? with Premier
League rules stating clubs
must play home games at
one venue.
While Spurs have yet to
confirm to the Premier
League that they will be
back in N17 next term,
that is the working understanding at League HQ.
The NFL, who have
invested in the 62,000seat stadium, also confirmed their first game ?
between Seattle Seahawks
and Oakland Raiders ?
will be staged at Spurs on
October 14.
Outline discussions have
already agreed to Tottenham being given dispensation to play their first four
matches away.
The extra leeway, to go
along with the season?s
first international break at
the start of September,
will give the North Londoners time to stage test
events, allowing the new
ground to be granted its
safety certificate.
That means Spurs? first
home game at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ?
which is subject to a
naming-rights deal ? will
not
take
place
until
Sunday, September 16,
more than a month into
the campaign.
WE?VE teamed up with
Carling to give away
tickets for a top
Premier League clash.
One Spurs fan can
win a pair of tickets
for the game with
Watford on Monday.
Simply answer this:
Who scored twice in
Tottenham?s 4-0 Prem
win over Watford last
season?
Email
sportsquizsm@the-sun.co.uk
by
4pm tomorrow with
the answer and your
contact details.
l Winner will be contacted on
Thursday.
1GM
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Dave Kidd
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
SO Mauricio Pochettino has reacted
to Tottenham?s FA Cup semi-final
defeat by threatening to play the
kids in the competition next season.
The most obvious response to which is:
Will he have anyone left to choose from
other than kids?
With Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose heading for the exit
door, while Hugo Lloris? form causes
major concern inside the club, there may
be precious few experienced players left.
There is no question Pochettino is one of
the best coaches, and most gifted developers of young talent, in world football.
In four years at Tottenham, he has
constructed a team unit both solid and
hugely watchable.
Spurs are about to qualify for the
Champions League for a third straight
season, and become the best team in
London, despite spending far less
money than any top-six rival.
These are outstanding achievements, as meaningful as winning
domestic cups.
Real Madrid would not hold a
serious long-term interest in
him were this not the case.
Yet despite all this there
must be questions over
whether Pochettino can
take Spurs any further
and win silverware ?
or indeed whether
he would be a
success in the
very different
AT LEAST SOMEONE AT SPURS
CAN GO THE DISTANCE
TOTTENHAM had the ideal man to
turn to in their search for staying
power as London Marathon
winner Eliud Kipchoge paid
Mauricio
Pochettino
and Co a visit.
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T
T
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environment of the Bernabeu. During
Tottenham?s Champions League exit to
Juventus, as well as the Cup defeat by
Manchester United, Spurs had taken the
lead only to be defeated by a more
streetwise side.
The key ingredient lacking in an
otherwise-excellent team is big-game nous.
This is partly because experience, allied
with quality, is an expensive commodity
and Spurs feel unable to pay world-class
wages while their new stadium is being
paid for.
Yet some who have worked with
Pochettino will also tell you his Achilles
heel is a difficulty in handling mature,
experienced professionals ? especially
those willing to speak their minds.
Hence Alderweireld, arguably the best
centre-half in the Premier League, sitting
on the bench for Saturday?s defeat by
Manchester United.
Alderweireld has rejected a new contract and will be sold in the summer.
The Belgian wants a deal which would
make him one of the highest-paid defenders in the world and it is no crime that
Spurs cannot meet those demands.
Yet to freeze out Alderweireld in the
meantime is cutting off your nose to spite
your face. Pochettino got away with a
similar policy last year when Kyle Walker
was on his way out and Kieran Trippier
was flying ? but Walker?s departure has
weakened Spurs however impressive the
�million fee.
Dembele played against both United and
Juve but the midfielder?s departure ? rated
as 95 per cent certain ? will further
lessen the experience in Pochettino?s
ranks and this one is wholly avoidable.
Boss must
prove he
can handle
his stars
The Belgian is a footballer?s footballer,
rated extremely highly by team-mates and
opponents, yet his wage is a relatively
modest �,000 per week, a figure he can
easily double elsewhere.
Spurs insiders are shocked he is being
allowed to move on but Pochettino, who is
very close to chairman Daniel Levy, does
not tend to argue in favour of pay hikes.
Rose, wanted by Manchester United, has
been badly affected by injuries for 15
months but should he return to his
previous heights, his would look like
another significant loss.
Lloris, meanwhile, has suffered a major
loss of form, too lengthy to be regarded
as a blip. The club captain?s future is in
some doubt and that could mean another
long-serving player on his way out.
Christian Eriksen is likely to be the
subject of fierce interest this summer and
there is intrigue over whether the
26-year-old Dane would push for a move.
One thing is for certain, the revelation
that Levy earned more from Spurs than
any of them last season (albeit with the
inclusion of back-dated bonuses) has not
made the players any happier about being
paid less than the going rate.
After the United defeat, Poch floated
the idea of Spurs continuing their steady
progress ?with me or another? manager.
It was deemed that these were the
words of a man exasperated in the immediate aftermath of defeat rather than a
manager actively angling to leave. Yet the
rumours of Real wanting Pochettino to
replace Zinedine Zidane only grow louder.
And the question which should now be
asked in Madrid is: ?If he can?t handle
Toby Alderweireld, could he handle
Cristiano Ronaldo??
LUIS ENRIQUE is the
leading candidate to
succeed
Arsene
Wenger as Arsenal boss
? with ally Raul Sanllehi
pulling the strings as
director
of
football
relations at the Emirates.
Enrique improved Barcelona before winning the
treble in 2015. Yet his
record at clubs without
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez
or Neymar is less impressive: One bang-average
season at Roma and
another at Celta Vigo.
And Arsenal don?t have
Messi, Suarez or Neymar.
They have an imbalanced
squad with a modest
transfer budget.
EVER SO
ARSENE
WHEN I asked if he
could boss another
Premier League club,
Arsene Wenger described
it as ?emotionally difficult?
? but didn?t rule out the
idea entirely.
If it were to happen,
the club would almost
certainly be Everton.
Wenger?s camp have
strong
links
to
the
Goodison Park regime
who, in turn,
would
be able to pay
the Frenchman
a fortune.
With Wenger
desperate
to
carry
on
managing
after leaving
Arsenal,
and
the
onceobvious
bolthole of
Paris SaintGermain now
seemingly
unavailable,
this is one
worth watching.
A GROUP of Fulham fans
will defy jitters over
a potential promotiondecider at Birmingham
by walking 113 miles
from Craven Cottage to
St Andrew?s.
They are doing it for
the Campaign Against
Living Miserably ? in
aid of mental health and
preventing male suicide.
Go to justgiving.com/
fundraising/fulham2
birminghamwalk
A FINAL
INSULT...
ASTRONOMICAL
price rises for seats
at the FA Cup final.
Late changes to the
dates of Championship fixtures, to suit armchair
viewers,
after
you?ve
already bought your ticket.
Reasoned arguments for
safe-standing areas ignored
by the sports minister, who
simply tells you to sit down
and shut up instead.
And soon there?ll be no
more
instinctive
goal
celebrations ? the most
joyous part of any visit to
a football ground ? while
you wait for the VAR to
make his judgment in a
system designed for a TV
audience, which leaves
you entirely in the dark.
Yet when there are
empty
seats,
they?ll
accuse you of lacking
?loyalty? . . .
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
SAD NIGHT OF MAYHEM
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
SEMI-FINAL, 1STT LEGG
SHAMEFUL
Kop fan hurt after assault
by belt-wielding Roma yobs
VANNING THE
FLAMES . . . Reds fans
dance on a police van
A LIVERPOOL fan was badly
By DAN KING
injured on a night of shame
on Twitter: ?We are investigating a
outside Anfield.
Final call
for Oliver
MARK HALSEY backed
the FA?s decision to
appoint referee Michael
Oliver for the Cup final.
Oliver (below) will officiate the clash between
Manchester United and
Chelsea on May 19, as
predicted by SunSport?s whistleblower Halsey
last week.
And Halsey
said: ?He?s
not refereed an
FA Cup final yet
but Michael?s the best
referee. He?s our No 1.
?You need your top
officials on a tough
game like this. The FA
made the right call.?
Oliver, 33, said: ?I
was very proud to
receive the phone call.?
serious assault of a man outside
the Albert pub on Walton Breck
Road at about 7.35pm.
?Officers are appealing to anyone
with information, or mobile phone
footage to contact our social media
desk via twitter @MerPolCC or
Facebook Merseyside Police CC.?
The ugly clashes between rival
supporters followed chaotic scenes
outside the ground before the
match as some home supporters
defied appeals for calm from manager Jurgen Klopp and the police.
The coach carrying the Roma
team reached Anfield without any
repeat of the shameful attack
which greeted Manchester City
before the quarter-final, first leg.
But fans turned the air red on
the Arkles Road, lighting flares
and climbing on to police vans.
Liverpool may escape Uefa charges for the fireworks because they
were not set off in the stadium
precinct ? the offence which they
committed in both legs of the
quarter-final.
But Roma will surely face severe
sanctions for the behaviour of a
small number of their supporters.
Late last night police said they
had made one arrest.
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Merseyside Police appealed for
witnesses to a ?serious assault?
after 30 to 40 Roma thugs wielding
BELTS attacked a man outside the
Albert pub near the Kop End
shortly before kick-off.
While
another
hooligan
was
pictured armed with a HAMMER.
Uefa will surely take action after
scenes
which
stirred
unhappy
memories of the violence Liverpool
supporters suffered at the hands of
Roma fans after the 1984 European
Cup
final
in
Rome
and
a
Champions League match in 2011.
The Premier League club later
quashed claims that the Reds fan
had been the victim of a stabbing.
But the shocking scenes before
the game cast a shadow over
Liverpool?s crushing victory.
A BBC journalist captured footage of the violence just yards from
the ground.
The film shows a man lying on
his back on the ground while
Roma thugs swing belts around in
the air before being confronted by
Liverpool fans.
After a brief clash and missiles
apparently being thrown by home
supporters, the visiting fans were
chased off. Merseyside Police said
55
TWO European giants,
but one place in the
Champions League final.
Bayern
Munich
and
Real Madrid have recent
history, with the Spaniards winning a pulsating
clash
6-3
on aggregate
last season.
Bayern man
James Rodriguez
is
8/11
to
either score
or
assist
with
Sun
Bets.
However
Cristiano
Ronaldo?s
fine
form
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first with Sun Bets.
DIAMOND: James Rodriguez to score or
assist, 8/11 with Sun Bets.
NEXT BEST: Cristiano Ronaldo to score
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LONG SHOT: Sergio Ramos to score in
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FLARE UP . . . mayhem before matc
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56 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
HOW THE NIGHT
UNFOLDED
1-0 . . . Mo Salah opens on 36 minutes
2-0 . . . Salah slots in after 45 minutes
3-0 . . . Mane is treble tops on 56 mins
2GM
SEMI-FINALL
1STT
LEGG
Klopp fits Bill
as Kop great
By DAVE
KIDD
PHARAOH ACROSS THE
MERSEY . . . Egyptian Salah dinks
keeper Alisson for his second goal
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
THAT goofy grin will soon
be immortalised on one of
those Soviet-style banners
on The Kop.
4-0 . . . Firmino strikes after 61 minutes
5-0 . . . Firmino again after 69 minutes
5-1 . . . Edin Dzeko fires in on 81 mins
5-2 . . . Perotti penalty after 85 minutes
President?s
Salah-lute
MO SALAH has been hailed as an
inspiration to Egypt by his
country?s president.
The forward, 25, was named
PFA Player of the Year in a storming debut season at Liverpool.
And Egyptian ruler Abdel Fattah
el-Sisi said: ?I want to congratulate our son Mohamed Salah on
what he has accomplished.
?What he achieved is a source
of pride to all of us.
?It emphasises the capabilities
of Egyptians in all different
fields. I am proud of him, and of
every Egyptian who is working
hard to represent this country.?
Jurgen Klopp is destined for
greatness at Liverpool, a club
which lauds and cherishes its
most successful managers like
no other.
He will be up there with Bill
Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan,
Kenny Dalglish and Rafa Benitez
soon, this hyperactive German.
Of course, like so many other
Liverpool matches this season, the
first leg of this Champions League
semi-final was all about Egyptian
goal machine Mo Salah.
The Pharaoh Across the Mersey
is now heading not just for
Anfield?s hall of fame but for
genuine Ballon D?Or contention.
No Egyptian has screwed the
Romans quite so royally since
Cleopatra was in her pomp.
Two late Roma goals kept this
tie just about alive.
As Klopp said, his hell-forleather team play ?all-inclusive
football? and that included a
couple of late slips after Salah was
substituted ? the Reds manager?s
one mistake of the night.
But let?s not forget that Salah
arrived at Liverpool after failing to
make an impact at Chelsea and
with a record at Roma which was
decent,
but
never
suggested
anything like this extraordinarily
prolific campaign.
You might like to imagine this
season has been nothing but a late
blossoming of genius.
But Klopp (below), who dealt so
masterfully with the mid-season
loss of Philippe Coutinho, has
allowed Salah to thrive.
He is a motivator with few
equals and has clearly injected a
major dose of confidence into
Salah?s veins.
What Klopp does to lift his
players, he also does to pump up
the Anfield crowd.
He is a manic cheerleader, a
proper man of the people, who
seemed perfectly matched with
Liverpool before he?d even left
Borussia Dortmund.
Salah?s two goals and one assist
for Sadio Mane left Liverpool on
the brink of their eighth European
Cup final, with few now betting
against a sixth triumph.
On this occasion, the managerial
tactics hardly needed any genius.
Well-directed long balls lofted
persistently over a leaden-footed
Roma
defence
were
largely
responsible for this substantial
first-leg advantage.
A
sluggish
backline
against
Klopp?s greased-lightning boys is
asking for serious trouble. But that
shouldn?t detract from one of the
most remarkable European results
achieved here ? five goals in a
Champions League semi-final is
beyond all fantasy, even though
Roma?s late rally meant that some
ended up feeling wobbly.
Throughout this season, Salah
has profited from some excellent
service from the team Klopp
has built.
Now when he cuts inside from
the right and triggers his left foot,
it is a shock when he doesn?t score
? as happened just before last
night?s avalanche of goals began.
One mischievous statistician had
debunked
the
myth
of
the
famous
?Anfield
effect?
on
European nights.
He
discovered
home
advantage made less difference
to Liverpool?s results than
those of any other major
English club since the postHeysel ban was lifted in 1990.
Yet it has often felt a
special place at the
sharp
end
of
European
competition ? and
last night was
no different. If
the atmosphere crackling around
Anfield wasn?t inspiring Klopp?s
men, it must have been some
other kind of witchcraft.
Roma, the club and their eternal
city, have a special place in
Liverpool?s European history.
The Reds won two of their
five
European
Cups
in
the
Italian capital.
Paisley, who rode a tank into
Rome during the Second World
War, led them to become the first
English team to win the prize on
foreign soil in 1977.
Then,
thanks
to
Bruce
Grobbelaar?s jelly legs, there was a
penalty shoot-out victory over
Roma in their own Olympic
Stadium under Fagan in 1984.
Since
the
first-leg
obliteration of Manchester
City in the last round, and
then this favourable semi-final
draw, there?s been a sense of
destiny
about
Liverpool?s
current run.
Sure
they
are
up
against a side who
wiped out a threegoal
first-leg
deficit
against
Barcelona,
but
lightning rarely strikes twice. After
injury forced the early withdrawal
of the in-form Alex OxladeChamberlain and an Aleksandar
Kolarov long-ranger deflected off a
flapping Loris Karius onto the bar,
Liverpool woke up.
Their goals tally could have been
even greater than it was ? Mane
spooned two over and had one
ruled out for offside
Salah, who had just been denied
by a decent stop from Allison,
bent one in from just inside the
area and then dinked one over the
Brazilian keeper, who had been
linked with Liverpool but probably
never wants to see the place again
after this.
After the break, Salah turned
provider for Mane and then for
Roberto Firmino to apply salt to
Roma?s wounds.
Edin Dzeko?s strike and Diego
Perotti?s penalty cannot be written
off as mere consolations the way
European ties have been turning
around of late, most of all Roma?s
own comeback against Barcelona.
But Klopp is surely still destined
for a final in Kiev ? and for
those scarlet banners raised high
on that Kop.
2GM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
MATCH VERDICT
57
COURTOIS . . . accused
PAIN GAME . . . injured Oxlade-Chamberlain is carried off
OX AGONY
MIDFIELD
ace
Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain
is
facing
Champions
League and World Cup
double heartbreak.
The
Liverpool
star
suffered a knee injury
after 17 minutes of last
night?s
game
against
Roma and was carried
off the pitch.
Kop
boss
Jurgen
Klopp
said:
?OxladeChamberlain is probably
a really bad injury ?
even before the scan.
That is bad news for
us.?
Now there are fears
the Ox could miss both
next month?s Euro final
in Kiev ? presuming
Liverpool go through ?
and the World Cup in
Russia, which is only 50
NIGHT OF
MAYHEM
OUTSIDE
ANFIELD
See Page 55
FLY MO
TIME OF GOAL
44m 56s
DISTANCE
20.02yards
RUN WITHOUT BALL
RUN WITH BALL
PASS/SHOT
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Mo Salah
nets Liverpool?s second having
originally started the move in
his own half.
SALAH
SALAH
FIRMINO
By PHIL CADDEN
days away. The incident
happened
as
the
24-year-old seemed to
twist his knee as he
attempted
to
tackle
Aleksandar Kolarov.
He lay on the Anfield
grass with team-mate
Dejan
Lovren
visibly
upset as he held his
hands to his face.
The former Arsenal
man tried to get back to
his feet with the help of
the Liverpool medical
staff but could not walk.
The
midfielder
had
appeared
to
be
a
shoo-in
for
Gareth
Southgate?s World Cup
squad after an impressive second half of the
season.
Thibaut?s
accused
By TONY LITTLE
THIBAUT COURTOIS has
been accused of betraying
his country by allowing his
dad to leak team secrets.
Ex-Belgium boss Marc
Wilmots claims Chelsea?s
keeper, 25, was a dressing
room mole at Euro 2016.
And Wilmots told BeIN
Sports: ?I have a problem
when I make my selection
at 6pm and at 6.15pm it
is on all social networks.
?It means a player sold
the selection. It?s serious.
It came back to me Courtois? father was doing it.?
Thierry Courtois said:
?I?ve never in my life communicated a team composition to a journalist.?
Chelsea striker FRAN
KIRBY, 24, landed the first
Women?s Footballer of the
Year award from the Football Writers? Association.
58 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
LIVERPOOL
v ROMA
Attendance
51,236
Referee
Felix Brych (Germany)
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
Karius
Alex'der-Arnold
6
Robertson
6
6
Van Dijk
Lovren
6
6
Henderson
Milner
6
Ox-Chamberlain
6
6
Salah
10
Firmino
Mane
10
7
Nainggolan
7
5
Under
Kolarov
6
1STT
LEGG
CAESAR
SHOT SPEED: 58mph
6
Florenzi
6
Strootman
SEMI-FINALL
L: 34m 59s
A
O
G
F
O
TIME
7
Dzeko
7
2GM
De Rossi
5
6
Manolas
7
Jesus
6
Fazio
Alisson
SUBS ? LIVERPOOL: Wijnaldum (OxladeChamberlain 18) 6, Ings (Salah 75) 5, Klavan
(Firmino 90) 6. Not used: Clyne, Moreno,
Mignolet, Solanke. Booked: Alexander-Arnold,
Lovren, Henderson. ROMA: Schick (Under 46)
6, Gonalons (De Rossi 67) 6, Perotti (Jesus 67)
6. Not used: Pellegrini, Peres, Skorupski,
El Shaarawy. Booked: Jesus, Fazio.
(Dream Team ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
51%
49%
TOTAL
POSSESSION
1st
HALF
2nd
HALF
52% 48% 46% 54%
SHOTS ON/OFF TARGET
6
5
11
6
BLOCKED SHOTS
3
4
CORNERS
OFFSIDES
7 4
5 3
TOTAL PASSES
453
437
COMPLETED PASSES
346
327
PASSING ACCURACY
77%
75%
YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS
3
2
0
0
By NEIL
ASHTON
NEXT week they will need
the 90-minute Mo.
The 75-minute version, the
player who scored two and
made two in this remarkable
Champions
League
semifinal, was not enough.
When Liverpool boss Jurgen
Klopp substituted the little master,
the Reds lost their way.
They were 5-0 up when Salah ?
playing like a footballing god at
Anfield in this first leg ? was
replaced by Danny Ings.
It is not a fair swap.
Roma responded, bagging a
couple of away goals in a chaotic,
crazy, four-minute spell. Game on,
maybe.
There will be some doubts and
recriminations ? rightly so ? after
Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti
gave Roma a sniff of another
special comeback.
Even so, this was a frighteningly
good Liverpool performance.
To be 5-0 up in a Champions
CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER
League semi-final is an exceptional achievement.
But
next
Wednesday,
when
Liverpool go to Rome for the
second leg, they will surely need
their main man for the full 90.
Liverpool will be aware of the
traps, the mistakes Barcelona
made in the quarter-final after
blowing Roma apart with a 4-1
win at the Nou Camp.
Inexplicably they lost the second
leg 3-0 and went out.
Even so, Liverpool can smell a
place in the final after this
rip-snorting victory at Anfield.
Salah, the PFA Player of the
Year, is an insurance policy, guaranteeing
goals
and
supplying
them for his grateful team-mates.
This run of form is remarkable.
The Egyptian king, who scored
FOULS CONCEDED
7
13
TACKLES
15
Kop superstar
unleashes hell
as Roma are
left in ruins
19
comps
Games
LIVERPOOL (All
Ian Rush
65
ALL-TIME 1983-84
2017-18 MO SALAH 47
SCORERS IN 1961-62 Roger Hunt 46
A SEASON 1986-87 Ian Rush 57
Goals
47
43
42
40
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two and made two, was compelling. He soothes nerves, settles
fans and rewarded this expectant,
raucous Anfield crowd with a
breathtaking display.
This was Salah at his ruthless,
intimidating, brilliant best.
He scored his first with a
beauty off his left boot 36 minutes
into this tie. When he scored
again,
nonchalantly
flicking
Roberto
Firmino?s
through-ball
beyond Roma keeper Alisson, he
was in the hunt for a hat-trick.
In the end he settled for adding
a couple of assists.
Facing his former Roma teammates for the first time since his
�.3million move to Liverpool
last summer, Salah showed he is
walking with the giants of the
game now.
He is closing in on Lionel
Messi, closing in on Cristiano
Ronaldo. They have the stature,
Salah has the goals.
To score 11 in a Champions
League season, to score in ten
successive games he has started at
LIVERPOOL are the second side
to score five goals in a CL
semi ? after Ajax in 1995 v
Bayern Munich (also 5-2).
Anfield, is a special achievement.
He is a special player.
Cherish him, love him, respect
him. Salah is a game-changer,
showing the composure of a world
class star when Liverpool?s players
were peppering Alisson?s goal in
the first half.
By then they had been forced to
make a big change with Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain carried off
with a knee injury after clattering
into Aleksandar Kolarov.
It looks serious, maybe enough
to jeopardise his World Cup after
Klopp
confirmed
his
�m
January signing faces a long spell
out of the game.
Liverpool reshuffled, with Georginio
Wijnaldum
replacing
the
midfielder after just 18 minutes.
Eventually they settled, with
Salah scoring a goal of haunting
beauty, pinged off his left peg in
super slo-mo after he cut in from
the left.
He picked his spot, bending his
effort beyond the reach of highlyfancied keeper Alisson. Salah
10
MO SALAH has scored ten
goals in CL this season ?
the most by a Reds player
in a single season in Europe.
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LIVERPOOL 5 ROMA
A2
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
SALAH
SALAH 35, 45; MANE 56; FIRMINO 61, 69
DZEKO 81; PEROTTI 85 (PEN)
KIEV
FIRMINO . . . double
From Back Page
words to describe him.
They?re exquisite finishes.
With the first one, it?s the
accuracy in terms of
knocking the bar off.
?Then the second he
sits the keeper down with
his finish.?
Kop boss Jurgen Klopp
also praised Salah for his
one-man wonder show.
He said: ?In that shape
he?s impossible to defend
against. The first goal is a
genius strike.
?Salah?s playing a season
that isn?t normal. What a
player. If you think he is
the best in the world,
write it or say it.?
The Egyptian?s double
took him to 43 goals in all
competitions ? and he
has bagged a club-record
11 in this Euro campaign.
It makes him Europe?s
leading marksman ahead
of Cristiano Ronaldo on
42, Ciro Immobile (41)
and Lionel Messi (40).
Salah is now being
tipped to become the first
player not called Ronaldo
or Messi to win the Ballon
d?Or since 2007.
And ex-Liverpool striker
Michael Owen tweeted:
?The man is a machine.?
Anfield?s ?Egyptian King?
set up Sadio Mane and
Roberto Firmino?s first of
two goals.
But Roma?s Edin Dzeko
struck before James Milner?s unlucky late handball saw Diego Perotti net
from the penalty spot.
Liverpool skipper Jordan
Henderson admitted: ?We
will be disappointed with
the two goals because we
were in full control.
?We go to Roma for
the semi-final second leg
with a three-goal lead but
it will be difficult.
?In the last round they
came back against one of
the best teams, Barcelona.?
Upbeat Klopp added:
?I?d have been much
happier with 5-0 or 5-1 ?
but 5-2 is still fantastic.
?It?s not something I
imagined being possible.
?In this moment it
doesn?t feel positive as
they scored the two goals.
?But tomorrow, believe
me, I will see the really
good part of that game
because it was brilliant.?
DIST
ANC
E: 2
1.0
4ya
rds
EGYPTIAN KING . . . Mo Salah
curls home his stunning opener
scored again on the stroke of
half-time, with Firmino setting it
all up when the Reds broke down
another Roma attack at speed.
That movement, that deceptive
pace, made all the difference.
Firmino set his playmate free,
delaying his pass for long enough
as Salah scampered clear of
Roma?s defence. The finish was
exquisite and inevitable, lifting the
ball beyond Brazilian Alisson as
he raced out of his goal.
With the exception of Kolarov?s
belting effort which was clumsily
palmed onto the crossbar by
Karius in the first half, Liverpool
were unrivalled for 70 minutes.
They were lifted by the Anfield
crowd, feeding off the enthusiasm
and the desire to emulate some of
the great Liverpool teams.
Five European Cups could soon
become six.
Klopp called this about right,
adopting the same unrelenting
tactics that unseated Manchester
City in the first leg of their quarter-final. They were rewarded
5
59
with another big result when
Salah repaid Firmino for his firsthalf assists by picking him out
after 61 minutes.
By then they had scored a
third, with Mane getting on the
scoresheet after fluffing his lines
in the first half.
Firmino added the fifth, rising
unchallenged above Roma?s leaden-footed defence to head home.
That should have settled it.
Instead they switched off, leaving Dzeko free to roll the ball
down his chest before clipping his
effort beyond home keeper Karius.
And when James Milner was
harshly adjudged to have handled
after 85 minutes, Roma were
suddenly in with a shout.
Perotti confidently placed his
spot-kick beyond Karius as doubts
started to creep into the hosts.
By then Salah was on the
bench, resting his weary limbs
after his outstanding contribution.
Next week, when Liverpool visit
Rome, they will need another.
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JURGEN KLOPP?S Liverpool have become the
first team in Champions League history to
have scored at least five goals in four
different games within a single season.
TOUCH OF
CLASS
Salah last night:
46 touches,
2 goals, 2 assists
MO MATCH
STATS
Mins played....... 75
Goals scored ....... 2
Assists ................ 2
Total shots........... 4
Shots on target .... 4
Chances created.. 5
Total passes ...... 26
83
DIRECTION
OF PLAY
LIVERPOOL have an 83%
chance of reaching the
final based on historic
results of all Euro first legs.
NEXT
FOUR
GAMES
Saturday...Stoke
May 2 ......Roma*
May 6.....Chelsea
May 13..Brighton
(All Prem except *CL)
(h)
(a)
(a)
(h)
Now read
Dave Kidd?s
big-match
verdict
PAGES 56 & 57
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Sun
thesun.co.uk/sport
Sport
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UEFA YOB PROBE
UEFA will start a probe today
after hooligans fought outside
Anfield last night.
Roma thugs menaced Liverpool fans with BELTS as one
home follower was seriously
assaulted before kick-off.
And another man was
pictured
armed
with
a
By DAN KING
HAMMER. Home supporters
also clambered on police vans
and let off flares ahead of the
game ? despite pre-match
pleas to behave from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
Full story ? Page 55
SHOCKING . . .
hammer thug
YOUR
No1
PULLOUT
FREE INSIDE
ALIVE ?N KICKING . . .
Firmino (left) jumps to it but
Salah refuses to celebrate after
scoring against his former club
LIVERPOOL...5
ROMA...........2
Salah destroys
his old club to leave
Reds on brink of final
DYNAMO
KIEV
The red-hot Egyptian ripped
old club Roma apart by scoring
an epic DOUBLE and creating
another TWO goals.
And with the Reds dreaming of
the final in Kiev, club legend Steven
Gerrard said: ?Without a doubt,
Salah is the best player on the
planet right now.
?Wow. I am just running out of
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FEAR ? PAGE 57
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By DAN KING
MO SALAH was hailed ?the
best player on the planet?
as Liverpool put one foot in
the Champions League final.
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Wednesday,
April 25, 2018
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PLOP!
But Real stomachs
won?t be churning
in Bavaria tonight
B Munich v
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From CHARLIE WYETT in Munich
ZINEDINE ZIDANE reckons his stomach is not
churning as he dreams of a third successive
Champions League title.
Real Madrid, who controversially edged past Juventus in
the quarter-finals, face a tough last-four clash with
Bayern Munich tonight.
Former Bayern defender Hasan Salihamidzic, now the
club?s sporting director, claimed in 2002 that Real would
?s**t their pants? every time they played the Germans.
But boss Zidane (left) said: ?We are not s****ing our
pants before a match. If you are a coach, you have to
enjoy the big occasions.
?Emotionally and physically we?re in good shape. We?re
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prepared to play a great game.
There?s no favourite, not one
or the other.
?It?s a semi-final and it?s
different to what has happened
in the past, like last year
when we beat them in the
quarter-finals.
?We?re ready but we know
we?ll have to struggle.
?The Juve game is in the
past. It now means nothing.
We went through ? that is
what matters.?
Gareth Bale is set to start
on the bench after being taken
off at half-time in the second
leg against Juventus.
Defending their disappointing
La Liga campaign, Zidane said:
?In the league, you have to be
plugged in every three days,
especially at the start of the
season. You have to see the
season
Barcelona
are having too.
?We weren?t so good
in terms of consistency.
Now we have the Champions
League semi-final.
?We are against a good,
strong opponent but we have
to believe.?
Karim Benzema will start
alongside Cristiano Ronaldo
even though he has scored
only nine times this season
? and just twice in the
Champions League.
As for Ronaldo (right),
Zidane added: ?We know
how important he is and we
hope he can score ? which
is always the idea!?
LIKELY LINE-UPS ? BAYERN: Ulreich, Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Rafinha, Mart韓ez,
Rodriguez, Robben, Muller, Ribery, Lewandowski. REAL: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane,
Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Isco,
Benzema, Ronaldo.
Threem
VETERAN JUPP
A REAL OAP ?
AN OLD AGE
POT HUNTER
B Munich v
Real Madrid
7.45pm, BT Sport 2 & live on
JUPP FOR IT . . .
Jupp Heynckes at
training yesterday
From CHARLIE WYETT in Munich
JUPP HEYNCKES helped
restore Real Madrid as a
major European force ?
and was rewarded for
winning the Champions
League with the sack.
Here in Bavaria tonight,
the veteran coach hopes
to take another step
towards an incredible
yet
bizarre
treble.
Because
if
Heynckes, who is
now 72, wins this
season?s Champions
League,
he
will become the first manager
to have lifted the trophy on
three occasions and not been
in charge the following season
to defend it.
After leading Real to their
first major European success
for 32 years over Juventus in
1998, he was sacked eight days
later
because
the
team
finished fourth in La Liga.
In 2013, Heynckes took Bayern to their first Champions
League triumph for 12 years
with a sweet victory over
Jurgen Klopp?s Dortmund at
Wembley ? but then retired to
be replaced by Pep Guardiola.
Now, having only come out
of retirement in October to
replace axed Carlo Ancelotti,
Heynckes will return to his
rocking chair in the summer
with Niko Kovac of Eintracht
Frankfurt taking over.
Heynckes has already led
Bayern to their 28th Bundesliga title. Now comes tonight?s
Champions League semi-final,
first
leg
against
Zinedine
Zidane?s Real.
Zidane is bidding to win the
Champions League for a third
season in a ROW.
And, in a further twist, the
Frenchman was playing for
Juve when Heynckes won his
first crown.
The German said: ?It is
exciting to be in a semi-final.
?It was not planned that I
would be on this stage as I
had finished my career.
?So it is extraordinary to
come back and to be a coach
at such an age.
?It is a real privilege for me
to have been successful. I have made
it into the semifinals
and
it
is
coincidental that I
face Real Madrid,
where
I
was
a
coach for that one
year. These are the
highlights of a career.?
Asked
about
his
memories of the 1998 final,
which was won with a secondhalf
goal
from
Predrag
Mijatov, the Bayern coach was
initially hesitant.
He said: ?I live in the
present. I have had a good
career as a player and as a
coach and I have never looked
into the past.
?I
have
never
watched
matches in which I have
played
or
managed.
The
Champions League victories in
1998 and 2013, for example. I
have never watched them.
?Of course I remember 1998.
Juventus had Zidane, Inzaghi,
Deschamps
all
playing
in
Amsterdam but we were so
happy to finally win.
?For the first time in 32
years, the club had won
the Champions League.
?Real Madrid found its
national
identity
again. It was a
great moment.
It was not
normal for Real Madrid to
win the Champions League,
compared to the old team of
Di Stefano and Puskas. We
showed that Real Madrid was
once again in Europe.?
Heynckes? win with Real ?
which kicked off the Galactico
period
?
was
the
club?s
seventh European Cup.
That number has rocketed
over the past 20 years. Zidane
reeled in No 11 in 2016 thanks
to a penalty shootout win over
Atletico Madrid and No 12 last
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BAYERN have lost only two of their
last 25 Champions League home
fixtures (W21 D2 L2). Both of those
defeats were against Real Madrid.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
305
endous
BAYERN-REAL MADRID
Head-to-head
TONIGHT?S clash is
the
most
played
European
Cup/
Champions
League
fixture
in
the
history
of
the
competition.
This evening will
be the 25th time
they have met in
Europe ? with 11
wins each.
Draws
2
Played
24
Bayern
wins
11
R Madrid
wins
11
THE SPECIAL RON
RONALDO ? MOST GOALS v OPPONENTS IN CL
Goals
7
Games
5
Schalke
Games
7
Goals
7
Games
4
B Dortmund
CRISTIANO RONALDO just
loves scoring v Bayern in
Goals the Champions League ?
with nine in six games.
9
Ajax
Games
7
BAYERN MUNICH
Juventus
Goals
10
Goals
7
Games
9
THE SPECIAL WONS
JUPP
HEYNCKES
and
Zinedine
Zidane feature in
the top three
bosses for best
win rates in
the Champs
League.
BEST BOSS WIN RATES IN
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Min 25 games
Games Win rate
Luis Enrique
33
73%
Jupp Heynckes
45
71%
Zinedine Zidane 30
67%
Frank Rijkaard
41
61%
Louis van Gaal
95
60%
Pep Guardiola
104
60%
year
in
Cardiff
with a 4-1 destruction of Juve.
On the way to
last season?s triumph
was a 6-3 aggregate
win over Bayern in the
quarter-finals
with
Cristiano Ronaldo scoring
a hat-trick.
Asked if he fears the
amount
of
punishment
Ronaldo could dish out, Heynckes said: ?He has had an
incredible career but we have
JAMES ON
WAY BACK
From CHARLIE WYETT
JAMES RODRIGUEZ faces parent club Real
Madrid tonight after a nightmare start
in Germany.
The Colombian midfielder (below), 26, is on
loan at Bayern Munich but will complete a
permanent move in the summer after his
form improved when boss Carlo
Ancelotti was sacked.
New manager Jupp Heynckes
said: ?When I came here in
October James was depressed,
not in good shape or at the
best level.
?I had lots of talks with him
and step-by-step he found more
confidence. He has been acting a lot better.
?Our fans here, when they see him play
football, enjoy it.
?He has been developing really well. He is
one of the core players in the team and plays
fantasy football.
?He has integrated and is more openminded. He feels he has arrived in Munich.?
WE?RE NOT
KROOSING
TONI KROOS admits Real Madrid are on a
nightmare journey in their bid for a third
successive Champions League crown.
The German midfielder (below), who spent
eight years at opponents Bayern Munich,
said: ?We want to make it three in a row.
?We thought it might be impossible but we
made it to the semi-finals and although it
will be difficult, we?re hopeful.
?We eliminated PSG, we
eliminated Juve. But it has not
been the easiest route.
?Compared to last year,
Bayern have won the league
at an early stage. They are in
better shape compared to last
year. This season, they are fit
and, under Jupp Heynckes, have improved
their play and have a great team spirit.?
But despite their place in Europe?s final
four, Real have disappointed this term and
are 15 points behind Barcelona in La Liga.
Kroos admitted: ?You want to win in
everything so that is why there may be a
sad atmosphere at the club, due to where
we are in the league.?
to consider the
facts. We must
not forget we
have a top striker in
our ranks who has
scored 39 goals.
?It is a case of whether they
can stop Robert Lewandowski.
?But Real Madrid are a
strong team and it will be a
good game to watch.
?I
have
played
against
coaches, some top coaches.
?I am a great admirer of
Zizou Zidane as a player but
also a coach. I have huge
respect for him and I like the
way Real Madrid has been
playing since he has been
coach.
?He is calm on the sidelines.
He does not try and show off.?
Of tonight?s game, he added:
?We have world-class players
on both sides who play exciting, attacking football.
?There is no favourite in this
match against Real, but I have
a good feeling for my team.?
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REAL MADRID have won 305 matches
in all European competitions ? only
one short of the record of 306 held
by Barcelona.
L THAR?S
LOWDOWN
GERMAN legend Lothar Matthaus is SunSport?s
European football expert and gives his lowdown
on the showdown between Bayern and Real.
He said: ?Real will feel Bayern are the biggest
hurdle to preventing them being the first
team to win three Champions Leagues in a row.
?But Bayern dream of the Treble to say
farewell ? once again ? to Jupp Heynckes.?
BATTLE OF THE COACHES
JUPP HEYNCKES was the first
coach to lose his job after
WINNING the Champions League
? with Real in 1998.
Then it happened again, at
Bayern in 2013, when they
announced they were bringing
in Pep Guardiola.
Now history could repeat
itself as Niko Kovac is to
become the Bundesliga giants?
new coach next season.
Jupp has altered the team?s
shape, the way they play and
put a smile on players? faces.
More important is he has
altered the mentality of the
club. That?s down to how he
makes the likes of Rafinha
and Franck Ribery (right)
feel, about themselves and their teammates. When he leaves players on the
bench, they may not like it, but they
respect his decisions.
He was my first coach and I can say
that going to work in Spain made
him change ? for the better.
When he came back he was
not so German! The typical
German coach wants things
done his way. But Jupp
returned more relaxed
and less intense.
Real coach Zinedine
Zidane is from a different generation. But,
like Jupp, he isn?t afraid
to
move
experienced
men out and play younger
ones if that?s what he
feels he needs for a game.
SPACE INVADERS
Real
Madrid
Bayern
Munich
Kroos
Ronaldo
Modric
THE STYLE of Bayern is normally very attacking. They like to have the ball, push
up and hurt teams but they were more cautious against Sevilla and it may well
be the same here.
They know Real?s quality and threat, especially through Cristiano Ronaldo, and
will not play anywhere near as high up the pitch as they usually do.
That would be an invitation for Kroos and Modric to pass it into the space
they leave, the areas Ronaldo loves to play in.
Instead Bayern will go with a deeper line, drop off when Real have the ball
(above) and look to play more on the counter-attack.
STOPPING THE UNSTOPPABLE
AT the start of the season Ronaldo unstoppable. You can?t close him
down easily because he has the
was getting a lot of criticism.
speed to get away, even now.
He didn?t seem happy and while
he was scoring in the Champions
League, Real didn?t look right.
But that?s all changed now. In
every game he can find a moment to
make the difference.
Against Juventus it was
that bicycle-kick for his
second goal, which was
He runs intelligently and links up
well with his team-mates.
As far as I?m concerned, if you try
to stop him for 90 minutes it?s a
Mission: Impossible.
He will always create chances for
himself and when they come he
tends to score. It?s why I think he is
the best.
ROCKING ROBBEN
MARCELO is Real?s weak point defensively and Arjen Robben?s
job will be to take advantage of that.
The Brazilian is great on the ball and a real attacking threat
from left-back but I?ve never seen him as a great defender.
He tends to drift too far forward because that is his first
thought, getting out of position and exposing the space.
Bayern will look to exploit that when it happens ? as it will.
Robben (left) must seize the moment.
MY VERDICT
BAYERN have a chance in Madrid as long as they are still in the tie. Juventus
and Tottenham have both shown Real can have problems at home.
It may be my heart ruling my head but I think Bayern will win 2-1 tonight
and then get a draw in Madrid. They will then win the trophy for a sixth time.
If Bayern are in the final, I will be in Kiev to watch it in the stadium. If
they are not, I will be in a television studio. I want to be in Kiev!
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4 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2GG
GOALS Championship
WEATHER
REPORT
BAIN . . . assured
Ellis will
not let
Cats go
to wall
NEIL WARNOCK thought it was
snow joke when Derby called
this fixture off last time.
But Cardiff fans saw the funny
side last night as they arrived
with sledges and shovels. One
even dressed as a snowman.
The Rams called off the
original game less than four
hours before kick-off in March
due to heavy snowfall overnight.
The club claimed it had left
the surrounding areas at Pride
UPS DOW
W
grabs betwee
e
Burton will
day, a result t
BEST MATE . . . scorer Vydra is
buried under his team-mates
after putting Derby 2-1 up
Park
as
?unsafe?.
Furious
Cardiff chief Warnock had
branded the move a ?disgrace?.
There was plenty of rain
before kick-off last night but
nothing would dampen the fans?
spirits. Minutes in the Bluebirds
contingent sang: ?It?s going to
snow in a minute.?
The home faithful hit back
with a chorus of: ?We?re Derby
County, we?ll play when we
want?.
By DAVID COVERDALE
ELLIS SHORT will NOT
take
Sunderland
into
administration, says chief
executive Martin Bain.
The American owner is
currently pumping in more
than �illion a month
just to keep the debtridden club afloat.
That has led to fans
fearing Short may be
ready to pull the plug as
he struggles to sell the
Black Cats, who were
relegated to League One
last weekend.
But
supremo
Bain
insisted: ?Ellis funds the
club?s losses. I have
spoken to him and he has
assured me that he will
continue to do so.
?He has told me that he
will not put the club into
administration.?
Sunderland were �7m
in debt last year.
Their TV income in
League One next term will
be less than �5m ? a
stark contrast to the
�.5m they raked in
when they were in the
Premier League last year.
Seventy staff were axed
after relegation last year
but Bain has put any costcutting on hold as he
waits to see if Short finds
a buyer and admitted
there are ?a few parties
currently looking at the
club in a meaningful way?.
Sunderland staff, including Black Cats boss Chris
Coleman, face an anxious
wait over their futures.
But Bain said: ?We have
a great manager in Chris,
who is the right person.
?We have an owner who
is very actively trying to
sell the club and that will
be the game-changer for
Sunderland.?
COLD FRONT . . .
Cardiff fans mock
hosts with shovels
CHAMPIONSHIP
P W D L F A Pts
36 98
(C) Wolves .......... 44 30 8 6 82
26 8 10 67 39 86
....44
Cardiff ............
42 85
76
7
13
24
...44
............
Fulham
40 82
Aston Villa ......... 44 24 10 10 71
43 72
Middlesbrough ..44 21 9 14 63
46 71
65
11
14
19
....44
............
Derby..
43 69
Millwall...............44 18 15 11 55
49 68
61
12
14
18
44
Brentford ..........
45 67
Preston ..............44 17 16 11 54
55 66
Bristol City.........44 17 15 12 65
52 66
59
16
9
19
4
...........4
Sheff Utd
62 57
Leeds..................44 16 9 19 56
54 57
Norwich ............. 44 14 15 15 46
58 56
51
20
8
16
...44
............
Ipswich
59 53
Sheff Wed..........44 13 14 17 54
67 53
QPR ..................... 44 14 11 19 55
62 52
Nottm For..........44 15 7 22 49
67 48
69
18
15
11
44
Hull .....................
66 43
Reading..............44 10 13 21 48
64 43
Birmingham.......44 12 7 25 34
70 40
36
22
13
9
....44
Bolton.............
68 38
45
22
14
8
...44
y..........
Barnsle
79 38
35
24
11
Burton Albion....44 9
78 34
(R) Sunderland .. 44 6 16 22 48
MATCH STATS
CARDIFF
DERBY
55%..............Possession..............45%
4/4.......Shots on/off target .......2/10
9................Blocked shots ................0
9.....................Corners .....................6
10 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 11
0/0 .......... Yellow/red cards .......... 4/0
LOVE-LEE TOMLIN SH
Lions fury
at Tim KO
MILLWALL boss Neil Harris
has accused the FA of
being inconsistent with
retrospective punishments.
Lions? Tim Cahill got a
three-match ban for felling
Fulham?s Ryan Fredericks
with a forearm smash.
Ref
Andre
Marriner
missed the incident but the
FA saw it as a red card.
Harris said: ?We?re disappointed. Incidents at
the weekend, one in our
game and one in another,
went unpunished.?
By GRAHAM HILL
LEE TOMLIN delivered a huge blow to
Barnsley?s survival hopes.
LIN IT TO WIN IT . . . Tomlin (right) after his stunning opener
But it was also a night when Tykes boss
Jose Morais saw his gamble backfire as he
made six changes to his struggling side.
They failed to take advantage of the game
in hand over their rivals and now need
other results to go their way to have any
chance of staying up.
Tomlin?s 25-yarder put Forest on their way
to a resounding win. And afterwards, forlorn
Morais defended his surprise team selection
as he threw in rookie keeper Jack Walton
and rejigged his defence.
He said: ?People say I made six changes
Nottingham Forest....................3
Barnsley........................................0
but there were only three that were major
ones ? two of the defenders would normally
be playing.
?The keeper did what he could ? he has a
future.
?For them, there was no pressure and we
looked anxious and this made the difference
in terms of intensity and decision making.
?Now it is out of our hands but we need
to keep on fighting.?
On-loan Cardiff attacker Tomlin grabbed
his first goal in two months with a
spectacular 26th-minu
u
u
the second ten minu
striker Ben Brereton a
Walton, who only turn
n
Aitor Karanka?s side
minutes when sub Ap
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the ball home after W
Joe Lolley?s mazy run..
Karanka spent three
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Morais at Real Madrr
friendship had to be p
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minutes, it?s football.
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Spaniard Karanka d
debutant full-back Ju
2GG
WOLVES are already up. The second
WNS
W
automatic place is still up for
en
e Cardiff, Fulham and Aston Villa.
be down if they lose to Bolton on Saturthat
would also leave Barnsley precarious.
t
1
CARDIFF have kept only one clean
sheet in their last 11 visits to
Derby?s Pride Park ? a 3-0 victory
in November 2011.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
5
BARNSLEY have lost each of their
last five away games in the
league ? last losing five in a row
between April to August 2017.
ICELY DONE
CAM ?N CO
Late Rams flurry blows promo race open
Derby...................................3
Cardiff...................................1
HOME SWEET JEROME . . . Rams
frontman slides the hosts level
By TOM BARCLAY
AFTER all the rows over the
snow, Cameron Jerome?s icecool finishing sent chills down
Neil Warnock?s spine.
His Cardiff side looked set to move
within one victory of promotion to
the Premier League when Callum
Paterson struck in the first half.
But two composed strikes from
Bluebirds old-boy Jerome, as well as
one from sub Matej Vydra after the
break, now threaten to derail the
Welsh side?s automatic push.
The original game last month was
postponed due to heavy overnight snow,
which Derby claimed left the surrounding areas at Pride Park ?unsafe?.
Warnock, who had already travelled
up with his team, branded the move
a ?disgrace?. He even hinted the
number of players Derby had missing
through injury had played a part.
The EFL investigated and were left
satisfied with the Rams? decision.
Cardiff remain a point ahead of
third-placed Fulham with two games
to play so it is still in their hands.
And
last
night
Warnock,
69,
happily admitted he could not blame
the weather for Derby?s goals.
But he could not resist a dig at
Rams gaffer Gary Rowett being able
to name a full-strength side.
Warnock said: ?It?s unlike us. It was
a game we should have won. I?m
disappointed in crucial decisions but
that doesn?t compensate for letting
three Sunday League goals in.
?I can?t blame the weather for the
goals we conceded tonight, can I! But
it was nice Derby managed to get a
full team out, so I?m pleased for Gary
in that respect.?
Automatic promotion rivals Fulham
host already doomed Sunderland on
Friday night but Warnock will not be
tuning in.
He said: ?I?ll watch something like
The Queen. I?ve got it on Netflix so I
might watch two or three of them.
?We know what we?ve got to do
now, we?ve got to win two games.
?If you said to me on July 5 when
we started training in the last two
games we could get promoted, I
would have snapped your hand off.?
Aside from being the Championship?s most controversial fixture, it
was also one of the most significant
in the second tier this term.
Not only did it have an obvious
impact on Cardiff?s automatic hopes
but Derby?s play-off ambitions as well.
Derby had the first real chance
with Andi Weimann playing in Tom
Lawrence only for the ex-Leicester
ace to see his close-range shot well
smothered by Neil Etheridge.
The visitors then had a possible
shout for a penalty as a shot from
Jamie Ward appeared to hit Bradley
Johnson?s hand. Nothing was given,
much to Warnock?s frustration.
Cardiff shrugged it off and on 28
minutes were in front thanks to
Paterson?s sweet strike.
Left-back Joe Bennett lofted a cross
to the back stick and when Marcus
Olsson missed his header, there was
the Scot to belt it in on the half-volley.
Weimann then went close with a
fizzing half-volley of his own which
flew just too high and wide of
Etheridge?s far post.
Vydra was thrown into the fray on
the hour and it paved the way for
Derby?s turnaround, though Cardiff
made mistakes for all three goals.
Etheridge was the culprit for the
leveller, dropping a high ball before
defender
Aron
Gunnarsson
only
hacked half clear.
Derby
stalwart
Richard
Keogh
stepped in to nod on for Jerome to
slot into the corner.
Bluebirds? sub Yanic Wildschut then
needlessly lost possession in his own
box, allowing Andre Wisdom to tee
up Vydra to crash home his 21st of
the season from 12 yards.
And the three points were ensured
when Sean Morrison ? who had
publically mocked the Derby players
on a video released on social media
? was outmuscled by Jerome who
fired in a second in the 90th minute.
It was a huge boost to Rowett?s
play-off push, lifting his side into the
top six and two points clear of
Millwall with games against Aston
Villa and Barnsley to come.
After the crushing 2-1 home defeat
to Middlesbrough on Saturday, Rams
chief Rowett said: ?It was massive.
?I said to the players beforehand
that we were not going to get a
second chance ? because if we didn?t
get a result, it was out of our hands.
?It?s a massive boost for us at the
moment having been on the run
we?ve been on, it?s been incredibly
deflating.
?I thought tonight was probably as
well as we?ve played.?
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later for teenage
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ned
20 on Monday.
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sealed it in the final
postolos
Vellios forced
p
Walton
saved following
W
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rid
but insisted their
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put
to one side.
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be
b friends, but over 90
e and, in every single
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n for the future.?
dedicated
the win to
d
an Fuentes, who was
carried off on a stretcher at the end of the
first half with a bad knee injury after a
challenge from Dimitri Cavare.
The Forest chief said: ?I don?t know the
injury but I think it?s a serious one.
?I want to dedicate this win to him. He?s
been with us for three months but while he
hasn?t been playing, he?s helped us a lot on
the training ground. I hope he plays as
much as he can.?
Walton showed he was not overawed by
the occasion as he pushed out a low, angled
drive from the dangerous Matty Cash.
And Barnsley almost took the lead after 18
minutes when Oli McBurnie and George
Moncur combined to set up Adam Hammill
who chipped just over. Tomlin then gave
Walton no chance with a fierce, dipping
shot into the top corner.
Forest keeper Stefanos Kapino did well to
keep out an effort from McBurnie before
Walton made a flying save to deny Forest?s
Adlene Guedioura.
But the home side extended their lead
when Tomlin produced an excellent pass to
Brereton who beat the offside trap and
rounded Walton before scoring.
Tomlin went close again before the break
and Forest almost extended their lead when
sub Ben Osborn volleyed just over from a
free-kick and Cash hit the side-netting.
Kapino had to be alert though and he was
tested by sub Mamadou Thiam with 12 minutes left before Vellios grabbed the third.
5
in association with
GRIN ?N BRER IT . . . Ben Brereton (right) is hailed for his strike
KINNEAR . . . trip
Leeds in
Myanmar
tour fear
By TOM BARCLAY
LEEDS players fear for
their safety after the club
announced a post-season
tour of turbulent Myanmar.
The Championship outfit
will next month play two
games in cities where the
Foreign Office guidance is
?check
travel
advice
before travelling?.
But in other areas of
Myanmar, also known as
Burma, ?all but essential
travel? is advised against.
The government there
denies claims it has
forced 700,000 of its own
citizens ? the Rohingya
people ? to cross into
Bangladesh leading to a
massive refugee crisis.
But SunSport understands players, many of
whom already had end-ofseason holidays booked,
have safety concerns.
The organisation representing the UK?s Rohingya
community said: ?Leeds are
going to play on grounds
soaked in the blood of
innocent Rohingya people.?
But Leeds are understood not to be making
any money from the trip.
Tickets will be priced at
$2 (�43) for games,
which will cover the costs
of hosting the fixtures.
Leeds chief Angus Kinnear
said: ?This tour gives us a
chance to meet new fans.?
They will face an All-Star
XI in Yangon, also known
as Rangoon, on May 9 and
Myanmar?s national team
in Mandalay on May 11.
ELL OF
A TRIP!
LEEDS will head to Burma
for their post-season tour ?
that is despite serious safety
concerns for players and fans.
Here?s what the Foreign
and Commonwealth Office
warns Brits travelling to
the area:
n The FCO advises against
ALL but essential travel to
several towns due to risk of
armed conflict.
n Demonstrations and large
gatherings
should
be
avoided.
n Avoid taking pictures or
videos of police or military.
n British embassy assistance
may be restricted or delayed
in certain areas due to
limited access.
n Burma has a risk of Zika
virus transmission.
n Several credit and debit
cards will not work in major
tourist areas.
n The
most
common
problems tourists face are
lost passports, petty theft
and road accidents.
n The UN describes the
violence in northern provinces as a ?textbook example
of ethnic cleansing?.
6 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2GG
GOALS League One
have joined
UPS DOWNS BLACKBURN
Wigan with automatic
promotion. Shrewsbury and Rotherham are
assured of play-off spots.
Bury are down and MK Dons need a miracle.
LEN?S LOVING
POSH PLUNGE
By ANDY BAKER
Xxxxxxxx..............................x
Shrewsbury.........................3
PETERBOROUGH?S play-off hopes
Xxxxxxxx..............................x
Peterborough......................1
petered out as Lenell John-Lewis
capped a rousing Shrews fightback. unleashed a low 25-yard strike to beat
The home side secured a first win in
four games but Blackburn?s victory at
Doncaster means their only road to promotion is now through the play-offs.
Posh led early on when Gwion
Edwards struck before Omar Beckles
equalised following the break.
And Shrewsbury goalkeeping coach
Danny Coyne said: ?The lads responded
to the manager?s teamtalk at half-time
and you could see the result of that.
?It?s been an unbelievable season and
we've got to give it a right good go now
in the play-offs. We want to put on
good performances to get some good
momentum going into those games.
?The lads are giving everything and
we?ve over-achieved all season but
anything can happen now.?
Posh winger Edwards fired the
visitors ahead when he was given too
much time to pick his spot ? and duly
Shrews keeper Craig MacGillivray.
But MacGillivray thwarted Danny
Lloyd before he then denied Leonardo
Da Silva Lopes in a one-on-one, with
Joe Ward missing the rebound.
Posh paid for not taking their
chances when Beckles scrambled home
from a 59th-minute corner.
United should have regained the lead
immediately when Max Lowe cleared
Danny Lloyd?s shot off the line.
Stefan Payne showed Posh on 73
minutes as he punished a Jack Baldwin
error to make it 2-1 before John-Lewis
arrived to seal it in injury time.
Posh boss Steve Evans said: ?We
should have been three up. If you
defend in a suicidal way it will cost you.
?When
there
is
consistent
bad
defending and missing chances, it tells
you some players aren?t good enough.?
MATCH STATS
SER THING . . .
Liam Sercombe
fires Rovers ahead
but Wigan?s Ryan
Colclough (inset)
celebrates his
equaliser
BRISTOL ROVERS
WIGAN
53% ........ Possession ........ 47%
1/4...Shots on/off target ...1/4
1...........Blocked shots ...........2
1................ Corners................6
13 ....... Fouls conceded ....... 16
0/0 .....Yellow/red cards .....0/0
Slo torture
SAM SLIP-UP LETS IN LATICS
By JEFF TAPLIN
Xxxxxxxx.....................x
Bristol
Rovers.............1
SAM SLOCOMBE was left Wigan............................1
Xxxxxxxx.....................x
red-faced after gifting title
hopefuls Wigan a valuable Kyle Bennett tried to pick out
point.
striker Ellis Harrison.
The Latics looked as if they
were still recovering from the
promotion party after regaining
their Championship place with
a 4-0 drubbing of Fleetwood on
Saturday.
But with Blackburn breathing
down their necks, they were
relieved when Rovers keeper
Slocombe let Ryan Colclough?s
20-yard strike squeeze under
his body with ten minutes left.
Hard-working
midfielder
Liam Sercombe had opened the
scoring for the Gas in the 28th
minute thanks to a huge slice
of luck. Attacking midfielder
But his pass took a deflection
off right-back Nathan Byrne
and fell into the path of Sercombe, who had time and
space to stroke in his 12th goal
of the season from 14 yards.
Frustrated Rovers boss Darrell Clarke said: ?The performance was very good but we
weren?t clinical enough and it
was a soft goal.?
Rovers should have increased
their lead before the break.
In the 42nd minute, Bennett
curled a great 20-yard effort
against Christian Walton?s left
stick. One minute later, the
stopper pulled off a super double save to stop Sercombe?s
22-yard rocket before blocking
Byron Moore?s follow-up.
Even after Wigan?s leveller,
Rovers defender Lee Brown
came close to nabbing victory
in the dying seconds. But he
hit the post with a 25-yarder.
Wigan boss Paul Cook still
has an eye on the title despite
the fact that Blackburn closed
the gap at the top.
He said: ?Big congratulations
to everyone at Blackburn. We
hope they party until the weekend so that we can nick a
point on them.?
On reports of a bust-up
between the teams in the tunnel at half-time, Clarke said:
?There was a lot of pushing
and shoving and kissing and
cuddling. It was nothing really.?
Shrimpers? Si fly
SIMON COX bagged two second-half
goals for Southend to heap the misery
on relegation-haunted Oldham.
Theo Robinson?s fifth-minute strike got
the nerves jangling at Boundary Park.
Robinson poked the ball home from
five yards after Shayon Harrison?s closerange effort came back off an upright.
Cox hit two goals inside four minutes
soon after the break, the first a superb
18-yard strike before a ferocious angled
volley from eight yards out.
Oldham slipped into the relegation
places and manager Richie Wellens said:
Xxxxxxxx...............................x
Oldham..................................0
Xxxxxxxx...............................x
Southend..............................3
?There is no margin for error now but
we pick the players up and we go again.
?We need to get over this one quickly.
There was a lack of awareness from
some of our players. I think we need
four points to give us a chance.?
Shrimpers boss Chris Powell said: ?I
know Richie Wellens well but it?s dogeat-dog. We?ll still be friends.?
THEO GO . . . joy for Robinson
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
1
4
BRISTOL ROVERS have lost only one of
their last ten home league games
(W4 D5) ? remaining unbeaten in
their last seven (W2 D5).
DELANEY . . . equaliser
Delaney
is flying
for Dale
Rochdale............1
Xxxxxxxx...........x
Xxxxxxxx...........x
Plymouth............1
By ALAN NIXON
DEFENDER Ryan Delaney
sent Rochdale flying out
of the drop zone ? and
halted the march of the
Green Army.
The giant Irishman rose
high to meet a Bradden
Inman corner to give
manager Keith Hill?s Dale
side a precious point.
Delaney?s
equaliser
came in the 55th minute
? two minutes after
Plymouth had taken a
deserved lead through
stand-in striker Joel Grant.
The converted winger
looped in a header from a
Ruben Lameiras hooked
cross.
Derek Adams?s team
needed a win to enhance
their top-six hopes.
But the Argyle boss
said: ?It?s a very good
point. We have put ourselves in a better position.
?There are three games
to go and we are still
pushing for the play-offs.?
Josh Lillis did his best
to make up for the slip
that left his mates in the
bottom four with a couple
of fine saves.
The Dale keeper?s mistake against Bradford on
Saturday cost his side two
points ? but last night he
did superbly to deny
Graham Carey and then
Antoni Sarcevic.
Rochdale
were
up
against it but Inman fired
just over and Oliver Rathbone hit a post.
Hill made changes at
the break and Callum
Camps forced Remi Matthews to keep out a volley.
The Dale boss said: ?We
showed the type of spirit I
expect in the second half.
?Plymouth should have
been at least a goal up.?
LEAGUE ONE
P W D L F A Pts
(P) Wigan ....... 44 28 10 6 87 28 94
(P) Blackburn 44 27 12 5 80 38 93
Shrewsbury...44
Rotherham....44
Charlton.........44
Scunthorpe...43
25
23
19
17
11
7
11
16
8
14
14
10
59
71
57
60
37
51
50
49
86
76
68
67
Plymouth.......43
Portsmouth .. 44
Peterboro......44
Bradford........43
Blackpool.......44
Southend.......44
Bristol R.........44
Doncaster......43
Fleetwood.....44
Oxford Utd ....44
Gillingham.....44
AFC Wim?don .43
Rochdale........44
Walsall............43
18
19
16
18
15
16
16
13
15
14
12
13
10
12
11
6
13
7
14
11
9
15
9
11
16
11
18
12
14
19
15
18
15
17
19
15
20
19
16
19
16
19
54
55
66
55
59
56
59
52
57
58
44
44
47
51
51
55
58
63
53
62
65
51
66
63
52
55
55
63
65
63
61
61
59
59
57
54
54
53
52
50
48
48
Oldham .......... 44
N?thampton...44
MK Dons.........44
(R) Bury..........44
11
12
10
7
15
10
12
11
18
22
22
26
56
41
42
38
73
74
67
69
48
46
42
32
SOUTHEND have won each of their
last four league games against
Oldham ? keeping a clean sheet
each time.
5
in association with
STRUGGLING MK Dons have lost
their last five games in League
One ? by an aggregate score of
3-15.
R-0VER!
VIEW TO
A DILL
ANDREW DILLON
Charlie sends ?em back up
By MICHAEL MORGAN
Xxxxxxxx............x
Doncaster...................0
CHARLIE MULGREW turned
Xxxxxxxx............x
into Captain Marvel as he Blackburn....................1
sent Blackburn storming
eager to get the promotion
back to the Championship were
party going.
at the first time of asking.
And they almost got a dream
The
Scotland
defender
powered home a header from
Bradley
Dack?s
corner
ten
minutes from time to send
Rovers fans delirious.
This was always going to be a
season of redemption for the
Ewood Park outfit following
their drop into the third tier ?
but boss Tony Mowbray?s side
have risen magnificently to the
challenge.
Now, having made it 14 games
unbeaten, they will battle rivals
and leaders Wigan for the right
to go up as League One champs.
Backing Rovers all the way
last night was a vociferous travelling army of 3,860 fans, who
start when Adam Armstrong
struck a fierce left-footer in the
opening minute, only for Donny
centre-back Andy Butler to get
in a last-gasp block.
Danny Graham then almost
added to his 17 goals by firing
inches wide of the far post after
rounding keeper Marko Marosi.
Dogged and desperate defending was the order of the day for
Donny ? and they had Butler to
thank for saving them again
with a goal-line clearance from
Armstrong on 14 minutes.
Mowbray?s men continued to
be frustrated in the second half
as Derrick Williams, Dack and
Graham were all denied before
Mulgrew stepped up. Rovers are
now unexpectedly gunning for
the title, too.
Leaders Wigan drew at Bristol
Rovers, meaning they only have
a one-point advantage over their
Lancashire rivals.
Mowbray roared: ?We?re on a
phenomenal run of just one
defeat in 33 games, so let?s
finish the job off in style with
two more victories and go up as
champions.
?To respond the way we have
after relegation, and then losing
our first two games of this
campaign, has been fantastic.
?I?m so proud of the players
for what they have achieved and
I am delighted for our fans and
everyone else connected with
the club.
?This club was spiralling in
the wrong direction, but now we
are heading back upwards and
our next ambition is to give it a
real go again next term.?
RA-M0-DAN
MO SALAH has illuminated world
football with Liverpool this season.
Now he is going to be lighting up the
Muslim world with dedicated ?Mo Salah?
lanterns to mark next month?s Ramadan.
The
tradition
of
such
lanterns
stretches back more than 1,000 years
and they were first used to ?light the
path for the Calish when he arrived?.
Most interesting, though, is that the
Ramadan derives from the Arabic root
?Ramida? meaning ?scorching heat? ?
something very much associated with
Liverpool?s humble yet red-hot Egyptian
superstar this season.
AS a mark of respect, Chesterfield retired
P
the No 14 shirt of legendary forward Jack
Lester when quit playing, having hit 83 goals in
196 appearances for them over six seasons.
On Monday, the struggling League Two club
?retired? his position as manager when he was
given the boot before the Spireites were
relegated from the EFL last night.
Football and its traditions, eh?
RED CHERRIES
EYEBROWS
were
raised
at
half-time
during Bournemouth?s
2-0 home defeat by
Manchester United last
Wednesday.
The Cherries? pitchside commentator was
in loud conversation
with ?Steve? from the
club?s
hard-working
and
well-meaning
community department
MATCH STATS
DONCASTER
BLACKBURN
49%..............Possession..............51%
5/1........Shots on/off target ........2/2
0................Blocked shots ................4
5....................Corners....................11
7..............Fouls conceded..............15
1/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........2/0
MK DONS have had a
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disastrous
season
in
League One and are all but
ROVER THE MOON . . . Mowbray (left) and Co enjoy promotion
Dons surely gone
By IAN GORDON
MK DONS are on the brink of relegation
after Timothee Dieng and Nathaniel
Knight-Percival kept alive Bradford?s slim
play-off hopes.
The Dons now need a miracle to
stay-up as caretaker coach Keith Millen
lost his first game after succeeding
sacked Dan Micciche.
MK are six points from safety with just
two games left but look doomed as they
have a vastly inferior goal difference.
Millen, 51, said: ?We know that even if
we win the last two games then it still
? and most of the
crowd were not really
listening.
Maybe, it is a sign of
our cynical times but
that all changed and
fans almost choked on
their pies and Bovril
when Steve was asked:
?I hear you have been
going into care homes
and getting up to all
sorts of stuff.? Oo-er.
IT?S CLOUD NEIN
GERMANS VfB Halberstadt have entered the
record books by hosting the world?s shortest
club game of just 17 SECONDS.
Xxxxxxxx...............................x
Bradford................................2
Xxxxxxxx...............................x
MK Dons...............................0
might not be enough but we do not want
to go down with a whimper.?
Midfielder Dieng squeezed home a far
post header on 12 minutes.
Knight-Percival doubled the advantage
on 80 minutes before skipper Tony
McMahon hit the bar.
Bantams boss Simon Grayson said:
?We wanted to keep our run going and
see where it takes us.?
down ? yet they have the perfect player to help to keep their
spirits high ? the aptly named
midfielder Ed Upson. (Geddit?)
DONS DENIED . . . Tim Dieng
The fourth-tier side took on regional league
rivals Budissa Bautzen earlier this month.
But referee Steven Greif halted play straight
after kick-off as thunder and lightning swept
across the Friedens Stadion.
Just five players got a touch of the ball before
the teams raced for safety alongside the 300 fans.
Interesting in itself, of course, but if five Vfb
Halberstadt players can touch the ball in only 17
seconds why does it take West Bromwich
Albion?s 90 minutes to do the same? Weird, huh.
7
8 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2GG
GOALS League Two
ACCRINGTON and Luton
are already up.
Chesterfield were the first to drop out of
the Football League after Morecambe?s draw
last night. Barnet are likely to join them.
RESSIVE
Amond the
edge of glory
Newport.........2 Accrington.........1
PADRAIG AMOND forced Accrington to postpone
their title-winning celebrations as he set Newport
on their way to victory.
Already-promoted Stanley needed a point for the
League Two title but a first-half strike from Amond
plus a late goal from Frank Nouble put that on hold.
Forward Amond, 30, fired the Exiles into the lead
with a powerful shot into the left-hand corner with
half an hour on the clock.
Nouble sealed it as his low shot beat Aaron
Chapman with five minutes left. Billy Kee gave
Stanley hope when he
headed in on the stroke
of 90 minutes, but it was
too little too late.
edged
a
Accy chief John Cole- MORECAMBE
man slammed his players point closer to safety ?
for a lacklustre display.
despite a late scare.
He said: ?I feel for our
Cambridge almost stole
fans who made the trip victory in the dying secwanting to have a cele- onds when a header from
bration party.
Shrimps defender Steven
?At a place like this Old was cleared off the
they aren?t going to want line by Alex Kenyon.
you to party in their
And boss Jim Bentley
back garden.
?Losing
football said: ?A win would have
matches is not something made us safe, but a point
we are used to but they takes us a step closer.?
Morecambe will mainwere comfortably better
tain their Football League
than us.?
Delighted Newport chief status if they avoid defeat
Michael Flynn said: ?A at home to Barnet on Satdraw would have won urday ? a result which
them the title.
would relegate the Bees.
?They will 100 per cent
Cambridge
chief
Joe
win the league and I?m Dunne said: ?It was tough
just glad they didn?t win against a side who had
it at our place.?
everything to play for.?
UPS DOWNS
Morecambe......0
Cambridge........0
Yeovil...................0
Forest Green....0
YEOVIL and Forest Green
played out a dull stalemate
to ensure they both stay in
League Two next term.
The relegation rivals
knew a draw would see
them avoid the drop ?
and it was no surprise to
see it end level.
Forest
Green
looked
more threatening as Haydn
Hollis saw a drive tipped
over and Christian Doidge
headed on to a post.
Francois
Zoko
went
closest for Yeovil but was
denied by Bradley Collins.
Glovers boss Darren Way
said: ?Would I have taken
a draw before? No way.?
Rovers chief Mark Cooper said: ?We?re relieved.?
OLLIE?S DAY . . . Palmer
rifles home Lincoln?s third
LEAGUE TWO
Play-off spot in the Palm of their hand
By JOHN CURTIS
OLIVER PALMER?S deadly
double had in-form Lincoln
dreaming of promotion.
The Imps now need just ONE
more point to guarantee a
top-seven spot but Coventry boss
Mark Robins slammed his side.
He said: ?To concede four goals
in that manner at home is a joke.
We threw in the towel.?
The Sky Blues now need four
points from their last two games
in association with
Coventry ......................2
Lincoln..........................4
to book their own play-off place.
Danny Cowley?s side went ahead
after just 52 seconds via Matt
Rhead?s stunning half volley.
The home side hit back after
16 minutes with Jonson ClarkeHarris? cross was thumped home
by Tom Bayliss. Palmer struck
for the first time after 38
THE HOME OF
LIVE FOOTBALL
TONIGHT?S
COMMENTARY
minutes to restore the Imps lead,
dinking the ball past Lee Burge.
But Coventry levelled within
60 seconds when Jordan Shipley?s shot flew past Ryan Allsop.
Palmer was on the mark again
a minute before the break. And
Rhead?s cross was turned in on
67 minutes by Lee Frecklington.
Imps boss Cowley compared
Palmer to Monty Python star
John Cleese and his ?funny
walks? sketch. He said: ?Ollie
was cramping up. He looked like
John Cleese out there.?
BAYERN MUNICH
REAL MADRID
Live coverage tonight from
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(P) Luton.......44
Wycombe......44
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Swindon........44
Carlisle..........44
Colchester....44
Camb Utd......44
Newport Co..43
Crawley Tn ... 44
Stevenage....44
Cheltenham . 44
Crewe............44
Port Vale.......44
Yeovil............44
Forest Green 44
Morecambe..44
Grimsby ........ 44
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Barnet...........44 10 10 24 42 65 40
(R) Chesterf?ld43 9 8 26 45 78 35
ike so many other
Liverpool matches this season, the
first leg of this Champions League
semi-final was all about Egyptian
goal machine Mo Salah.
The Pharaoh Across the Mersey
is now heading not just for
Anfield?s hall of fame but for
genuine Ballon D?Or contention.
No Egyptian has screwed the
Romans quite so royally since
Cleopatra was in her pomp.
Two late Roma goals kept this
tie just about alive.
As Klopp said, his hell-forleather team play ?all-inclusive
football? and that included a
couple of late slips after Salah was
substituted ? the Reds manager?s
one mistake of the night.
But let?s not forget that Salah
arrived at Liverpool after failing to
make an impact at Chelsea and
with a record at Roma which was
decent,
but
never
suggested
anything like this extraordinarily
prolific campaign.
You might like to imagine this
season has been nothing but a late
blossoming of genius.
But Klopp (below), who dealt so
masterfully with the mid-season
loss of Philippe Coutinho, has
allowed Salah to thrive.
He is a motivator with few
equals and has clearly injected a
major dose of confidence into
Salah?s veins.
What Klopp does to lift his
players, he also does to pump up
the Anfield crowd.
He is a manic cheerleader, a
proper man of the people, who
seemed perfectly matched with
Liverpool before he?d even left
Borussia Dortmund.
Salah?s two goals and one assist
for Sadio Mane left Liverpool on
the brink of their eighth European
Cup final, with few now betting
against a sixth triumph.
On this occasion, the managerial
tactics hardly needed any genius.
Well-directed long balls lofted
persistently over a leaden-footed
Roma
defence
were
largely
responsible for this substantial
first-leg advantage.
A
sluggish
backline
against
Klopp?s greased-lightning boys is
asking for serious trouble. But that
shouldn?t detract from one of the
most remarkable European results
achieved here ? five goals in a
Champions League semi-final is
beyond all fantasy, even though
Roma?s late rally meant that some
ended up feeling wobbly.
Throughout this season, Salah
has profited from some excellent
service from the team Klopp
has built.
Now when he cuts inside from
the right and triggers his left foot,
it is a shock when he doesn?t score
? as happened just before last
night?s avalanche of goals began.
One mischievous statistician had
debunked
the
myth
of
the
famous
?Anfield
effect?
on
European nights.
He
discovered
home
advantage made less difference
to Liverpool?s results than
those of any other major
English club since the postHeysel ban was lifted in 1990.
Yet it has often felt a
special place at the
sharp
end
of
European
competition ? and
last night was
no different. If
the atmosphere crackling around
Anfield wasn?t inspiring Klopp?s
men, it must have been some
other kind of witchcraft.
Roma, the club and their eternal
city, have a special place in
Liverpool?s European history.
The Reds won two of their
five
European
Cups
in
the
Italian capital.
Paisley, who rode a tank into
Rome during the Second World
War, led them to become the first
English team to win the prize on
foreign soil in 1977.
Then,
thanks
to
Bruce
Grobbelaar?s jelly legs, there was a
penalty shoot-out victory over
Roma in their own Olympic
Stadium under Fagan in 1984.
Since
the
first-leg
obliteration of Manchester
City in the last round, and
then this favourable semi-final
draw, there?s been a sense of
destiny
about
Liverpool?s
current run.
Sure
they
are
up
against a side who
wiped out a threegoal
first-leg
deficit
against
Barcelona,
but
lightning rarely strikes twice. After
injury forced the early withdrawal
of the in-form Alex OxladeChamberlain and an Aleksandar
Kolarov long-ranger deflected off a
flapping Loris Karius onto the bar,
Liverpool woke up.
Their goals tally could have been
even greater than it was ? Mane
spooned two over and had one
ruled out for offside
Salah, who had just been denied
by a decent stop from Allison,
bent one in from just inside the
area and then dinked one over the
Brazilian keeper, who had been
linked with Liverpool but probably
never wants to see the place again
after this.
After the break, Salah turned
provider for Mane and then for
Roberto Firmino to apply salt to
Roma?s wounds.
Edin Dzeko?s strike and Diego
Perotti?s penalty cannot be written
off as mere consolations the way
European ties have been turning
around of late, most of all Roma?s
own comeback against Barcelona.
But Klopp is surely still destined
for a final in Kiev ? and for
those scarlet banners raised high
on that Kop.
2GM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
MATCH VERDICT
57
COURTOIS . . . accused
PAIN GAME . . . injured Oxlade-Chamberlain is carried off
OX AGONY
MIDFIELD
ace
Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain
is
facing
Champions
League and World Cup
double heartbreak.
The
Liverpool
star
suffered a knee injury
after 17 minutes of last
night?s
game
against
Roma and was carried
off the pitch.
Kop
boss
Jurgen
Klopp
said:
?OxladeChamberlain is probably
a really bad injury ?
even before the scan.
That is bad news for
us.?
Now there are fears
the Ox could miss both
next month?s Euro final
in Kiev ? presuming
Liverpool go through ?
and the World Cup in
Russia, which is only 50
NIGHT OF
MAYHEM
OUTSIDE
ANFIELD
See Page 55
FLY MO
TIME OF GOAL
44m 56s
DISTANCE
20.02yards
RUN WITHOUT BALL
RUN WITH BALL
PASS/SHOT
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Mo Salah
nets Liverpool?s second having
originally started the move in
his own half.
SALAH
SALAH
FIRMINO
By PHIL CADDEN
days away. The incident
happened
as
the
24-year-old seemed to
twist his knee as he
attempted
to
tackle
Aleksandar Kolarov.
He lay on the Anfield
grass with team-mate
Dejan
Lovren
visibly
upset as he held his
hands to his face.
The former Arsenal
man tried to get back to
his feet with the help of
the Liverpool medical
staff but could not walk.
The
midfielder
had
appeared
to
be
a
shoo-in
for
Gareth
Southgate?s World Cup
squad after an impressive second half of the
season.
Thibaut?s
accused
By TONY LITTLE
THIBAUT COURTOIS has
been accused of betraying
his country by allowing his
dad to leak team secrets.
Ex-Belgium boss Marc
Wilmots claims Chelsea?s
keeper, 25, was a dressing
room mole at Euro 2016.
And Wilmots told BeIN
Sports: ?I have a problem
when I make my selection
at 6pm and at 6.15pm it
is on all social networks.
?It means a player sold
the selection. It?s serious.
It came back to me Courtois? father was doing it.?
Thierry Courtois said:
?I?ve never in my life communicated a team composition to a journalist.?
Chelsea striker FRAN
KIRBY, 24, landed the first
Women?s Footballer of the
Year award from the Football Writers? Association.
58 ............... Wednesday, April 25, 2018
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
LIVERPOOL
v ROMA
Attendance
51,236
Referee
Felix Brych (Germany)
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
Karius
Alex'der-Arnold
6
Robertson
6
6
Van Dijk
Lovren
6
6
Henderson
Milner
6
Ox-Chamberlain
6
6
Salah
10
Firmino
Mane
10
7
Nainggolan
7
5
Under
Kolarov
6
1STT
LEGG
CAESAR
SHOT SPEED: 58mph
6
Florenzi
6
Strootman
SEMI-FINALL
L: 34m 59s
A
O
G
F
O
TIME
7
Dzeko
7
2GM
De Rossi
5
6
Manolas
7
Jesus
6
Fazio
Alisson
SUBS ? LIVERPOOL: Wijnaldum (OxladeChamberlain 18) 6, Ings (Salah 75) 5, Klavan
(Firmino 90) 6. Not used: Clyne, Moreno,
Mignolet, Solanke. Booked: Alexander-Arnold,
Lovren, Henderson. ROMA: Schick (Under 46)
6, Gonalons (De Rossi 67) 6, Perotti (Jesus 67)
6. Not used: Pellegrini, Peres, Skorupski,
El Shaarawy. Booked: Jesus, Fazio.
(Dream Team ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
51%
49%
TOTAL
POSSESSION
1st
HALF
2nd
HALF
52% 48% 46% 54%
SHOTS ON/OFF TARGET
6
5
11
6
BLOCKED SHOTS
3
4
CORNERS
OFFSIDES
7 4
5 3
TOTAL PASSES
453
437
COMPLETED PASSES
346
327
PASSING ACCURACY
77%
75%
YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS
3
2
0
0
By NEIL
ASHTON
NEXT week they will need
the 90-minute Mo.
The 75-minute version, the
player who scored two and
made two in this remarkable
Champions
League
semifinal, was not enough.
When Liverpool boss Jurgen
Klopp substituted the little master,
the Reds lost their way.
They were 5-0 up when Salah ?
playing like a footballing god at
Anfield in this first leg ? was
replaced by Danny Ings.
It is not a fair swap.
Roma responded, bagging a
couple of away goals in a chaotic,
crazy, four-minute spell. Game on,
maybe.
There will be some doubts and
recriminations ? rightly so ? after
Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti
gave Roma a sniff of another
special comeback.
Even so, this was a frighteningly
good Liverpool performance.
To be 5-0 up in a Champions
CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER
League semi-final is an exceptional achievement.
But
next
Wednesday,
when
Liverpool go to Rome for the
second leg, they will surely need
their main man for the full 90.
Liverpool will be aware of the
traps, the mistakes Barcelona
made in the quarter-final after
blowing Roma apart with a 4-1
win at the Nou Camp.
Inexplicably they lost the second
leg 3-0 and went out.
Even so, Liverpool can smell a
place in the final after this
rip-snorting victory at Anfield.
Salah, the PFA Player of the
Year, is an insurance policy, guaranteeing
goals
and
supplying
them for his grateful team-mates.
This run of form is remarkable.
The Egyptian king, who scored
FOULS CONCEDED
7
13
TACKLES
15
Kop superstar
unleashes hell
as Roma are
left in ruins
19
comps
Games
LIVERPOOL (All
Ian Rush
65
ALL-TIME 1983-84
2017-18 MO SALAH 47
SCORERS IN 1961-62 Roger Hunt 46
A SEASON 1986-87 Ian Rush 57
Goals
47
43
42
40
2
two and made two, was compelling. He soothes nerves, settles
fans and rewarded this expectant,
raucous Anfield crowd with a
breathtaking display.
This was Salah at his ruthless,
intimidating, brilliant best.
He scored his first with a
beauty off his left boot 36 minutes
into this tie. When he scored
again,
nonchalantly
flicking
Roberto
Firmino?s
through-ball
beyond Roma keeper Alisson, he
was in the hunt for a hat-trick.
In the end he settled for adding
a couple of assists.
Facing his former Roma teammates for the first time since his
�.3million move to Liverpool
last summer, Salah showed he is
walking with the giants of the
game now.
He is closing in on Lionel
Messi, closing in on Cristiano
Ronaldo. They have the stature,
Salah has the goals.
To score 11 in a Champions
League season, to score in ten
successive games he has started at
LIVERPOOL are the second side
to score five goals in a CL
semi ? after Ajax in 1995 v
Bayern Munich (also 5-2).
Anfield, is a special achievement.
He is a special player.
Cherish him, love him, respect
him. Salah is a game-changer,
showing the composure of a world
class star when Liverpool?s players
were peppering Alisson?s goal in
the first half.
By then they had been forced to
make a big change with Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain carried off
with a knee injury after clattering
into Aleksandar Kolarov.
It looks serious, maybe enough
to jeopardise his World Cup after
Klopp
confirmed
his
�m
January signing faces a long spell
out of the game.
Liverpool reshuffled, with Georginio
Wijnaldum
replacing
the
midfielder after just 18 minutes.
Eventually they settled, with
Salah scoring a goal of haunting
beauty, pinged off his left peg in
super slo-mo after he cut in from
the left.
He picked his spot, bending his
effort beyond the reach of highlyfancied keeper Alisson. Salah
10
MO SALAH has scored ten
goals in CL this season ?
the most by a Reds player
in a single season in Europe.
2GM
LIVERPOOL 5 ROMA
A2
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...............
SALAH
SALAH 35, 45; MANE 56; FIRMINO 61, 69
DZEKO 81; PEROTTI 85 (PEN)
KIEV
FIRMINO . . . double
From Back Page
words to describe him.
They?re exquisite finishes.
With the first one, it?s the
accuracy in terms of
knocking the bar off.
?Then the second he
sits the keeper down with
his finish.?
Kop boss Jurgen Klopp
also praised Salah for his
one-man wonder show.
He said: ?In that shape
he?s impossible to defend
against. The first goal is a
genius strike.
?Salah?s playing a season
that isn?t normal. What a
player. If you think he is
the best in the world,
write it or say it.?
The Egyptian?s double
took him to 43 goals in all
competitions ? and he
has bagged a club-record
11 in this Euro campaign.
It makes him Europe?s
leading marksman ahead
of Cristiano Ronaldo on
42, Ciro Immobile (41)
and Lionel Messi (40).
Salah is now being
tipped to become the first
player not called Ronaldo
or Messi to win the Ballon
d?Or since 2007.
And ex-Liverpool striker
Michael Owen tweeted:
?The man is a machine.?
Anfield?s ?Egyptian King?
set up Sadio Mane an
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