Sun THE Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Punished . . . Putin World expels Putin’s spooks By TOM NEWTON DUNN BRITAIN’S allies yesterday booted out more than 100 Russian spies over the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Prime Minister Theresa May hailed it as “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history”. The US ejected 60 as 23 nations took action. Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said he would hit back. Full Story — Page Two Cases closed . . . Met Scandal of cops’ cop-out by text EXCLUSIVE by ROB PATTINSON BRITAIN’S biggest police force is texting crime victims to say their cases cannot be investigated — as little as 24 hours after incidents are reported. It means the Met Police are messaging people to say a case is closed without ever talking to them. One angry car theft victim said: “It’s not good really, it’s the internet culture gone mad.” Full Story — Page Nine FOR A GREATER BRITAIN 25P Ant back on telly Saturday LESS THAN THE DAILY MIRROR 50p thesun.co.uk Takeaway . . . with Dec on last show FIND OUT HOW ON PAGE 7 JAKE WHO USED TO BE A WOMAN WEDS HANNAH WHO WAS A MAN Tran and wife By EMMA PIETRAS TRANS Army officer Hannah Winterbourne has married actor Jake Graf — who used to be a woman. Captain Hannah, 31, who spent her first few years in the Army as a man, wed Jake, 40, EXCLUSIVE in London. The delighted bride said last night: “I never thought when I was younger this could happen to me. It was always a pipe dream.” Full Story — Pages Four and Five GROOM BRIDE Jake as he used to look Hannah’s early Army days 1GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... CHRISTIE GIRL IS UPTOWN PEARL By BENJY POTTER IT’S hello Sailor Brinkley-Cook — as the model emerges from a tropical sea in a barely there bikini. The 19-year-old daughter of Billy Joel’s Uptown Girl Christie Brinkley, 64, was posing for a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But she was wrapped up warm in her mum’s Instagram snap of them at a March For Our Lives rally on Sunday to demand tighter US gun control, right. VIAGRA ON SALE WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION FROM TODAY Picture: EMMANUELLE HAUGUEL/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED/CONTOUR BY GETTY IMAGES Can I get it over the counter? Probably.. if you take 2 of them By SHAUN WOOLLER VIAGRA will be available over the counter without a prescription in the UK for the first time from today. Men will be able to buy a pack of four pills from a pharmacist for £19.99. They will be sold exclusively by Boots for two weeks before going on sale in other stores. Boots will also sell them online. Dr Geoff Hackett, of the British Society for Sexual Medicine, welcomed the launch. He said: “It’s great news that these tablets are now available without a prescription. “It opens up access to men who are either unable, or too embarrassed, to visit their GP. “Erectile dysfunction wrecks marriages and relationships.” Around one in five men suffer from erectile problems, equivalent to 4.3million British men. But 44 per cent of those aged 40 or older have never sought help. The pills are available to men aged 18 and over. They will have to answer the pharmacist’s questions about their general health and other medication they are on. firstname.lastname@example.org MY NIGHT IN A SECRET FEMALE SEX CLUB BY SUN WRITER GEORGETTE: SEE PAGES 30 & 31 3 4 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4 IN BBC ABUSE EXPOSE CLEARED FOUR youth custody workers exposed on Panorama allegedly abusing inmates have been cleared after the BBC documentary was shown to be flawed. Anthony Dance, Matthew Cunningham, Gareth Evans and Christopher Lomax — all sacked — walked free from court after a two-month trial. They were secretly filmed allegedly assaulting and threatening youths at Medway Secure Training Centre in Rochester, Kent. But Maidstone crown court heard the Bafta-winning halfhour programme showed only a snapshot from 150 hours of footage. Undercover journalist Reporter . . . Padmore By ANDY CRICK Robert Padmore had only completed a course at film school and stopped and started his camera when he wanted. A witness summons was issued after he was said to have “failed to engage” with police during their investigation. Evans, 27, of Rochester, and Lomax, 36, of Gillingham, were cleared of misconduct and assault charges. Dance, 28, of Hailsham, East Sussex, and Cunningham, 37, of Gillingham, were acquitted of misconduct after verdicts could not be reached. Dance said afterwards: “It has destroyed me.” The BBC said: “Our journalism exposed abuse of children, some as young as 14.” 1GM R4 hosts in switch RADIO 4 presenter Sarah Montague is leaving the Today programme after 17 years in a job swap with World at One host Martha Kearney. Sixty-year-old Kearney and Montague, 52, will switch next month. Montague, who has to get up at 3.30am for the Today show, said she is “looking forward to the experience of presenting a programme when I am awake”. Kearney, on World at One since 2007, said: “It’s a thrill to be joining the BBC’s flagship news programme.” EXCLUSIVE: By EMMA PIETRAS TRANS newlyweds Hannah Winterbourne and Jake Graf tied the knot with a romantic white wedding — saying: “We’re just like any other bride and groom.” Captain Hannah, who served her first few years in the Army as a man, wed Jake, who used to be woman, in a ceremony that she described as “like a Disney movie”. Hannah, 31, who will now be living with Jake in Army married quarters near her barracks, added: “To me, I’m just another girl married to another guy. As you transition and meet someone new you kind of forget about your past.” Actor Jake, 40, said: “We’re just the same as everyone else, with our flaws and ups and downs — but a little bit different.” Hannah and Jake revealed they first got together because of a Sun front-page story in January 2015 telling of her courageous decision to become a woman while still on Army active service. Jake said: “I saw Hannah in The Sun and thought she was beautiful. She was on the front cover so it was hard to miss her!” He told a mutual friend named Rebecca that he thought Hannah looked cute. Jake said: “A week later I saw Rebecca again and she said, ‘I spoke to Captain Winterbourne and she thinks you’re quite cute too!’ So it really was school playground stuff.” The pair made contact on Facebook and swapped messages and finally phone numbers. Jake, who was in Eddie Redmayne movie The Danish Girl, said: “In our first phone conversation I asked, ‘Do you think you’d like to have kids because I really want them?’ “It seemed like the right thing to do before we even met. I like to get things out in the open quite early. She said, ‘I’m certainly not adverse to kids.’ Had she said, ‘No, I hate kids’, that would have been that.” Hannah said: “I thought, ‘Wow this has got serious very quickly’. But I quite admired it because Jake wanted something serious. He didn’t want a fling. “He wasn’t asking me to have kids with him there and then as long as I was happy to have them in future.” She admitted she was “absolutely terrified” ahead of their first meeting on London’s South Bank — because she had never had a boyfriend, let alone been on a date. But the fact that Jake was also trans made things easier. Hannah, who is in the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, said: “I didn’t have to explain myself. He knew how to deal with it. I’ve got a low voice but he understood. “All that unsaid stuff made me relax. Before then, the idea of opening myself up to someone was really difficult. “I was really insecure about dating. But I decided now was the time to push myself out there and see if there was a person out there who could love me. “And I hit the jackpot first time.” For Friday’s wedding at Chelsea Town Hall she wore a strapless figure-hugging dress. Hannah said: “Growing up, I’d watch Disney films and there would always be a beautiful woman in a beautiful gown. “You’d always look at feminine things and wish it could be you but I wasn’t able to express it. “There are not many more things that are feminine than a bride in a beautiful wedding dress. “I never thought when I was young it could happen to me. It was a pipe dream. Until I met Jake, I never realised it was a goal I could achieve. It’s not sunk in yet.” Jake added: “I never thought any I first saw Hannah on Sun’s front page! Army wife . . Hannah MAY YOU PROSPER Hannah and Jake with the PM I asked if she wanted kids in our first chat Star . . . Eddie with Jake of this was a possibility. Now I’ve got this beautiful Army captain wife and I’m so happy.” Hannah, who has taken her husband’s last name, wept as they prepared to tie the knot on Friday. But she joked afterwards: “I’m partial to a bit of a cry anyway.” The couple, patrons of transgender children’s charity Mermaids, got engaged while on holiday in New York in September. Jake got down on one knee in a 1GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... Captain Hannah: We’ll live together in Army barracks rowing boat in a Central Park lake. Jake said most people simply do not realise they are a transgender couple. He added: “We’re lucky enough that we both look like any other person walking down the street. “Occasionally people will register Hannah’s deep voice. “By and large we pass through life without the abuse and harassment that a lot of trans people get.” Both prefer not to reveal their previous names. He said: “We’re try- ing to move away from who we were before.” Jake, who stars alongside Anna Friel in the upcoming ITV series Butterfly, admits he went through hell growing up. He said: “I used to pray every night I’d wake up a boy. It made me very angry and I cut myself off.” But at the age of 25 he met a trans man while visiting New York and realised there was hope. Jake added: “Six months later I Picture: DAMIEN McFADDEN S MAN & WOMAN O TRANS WED 5 The happy couple . . . Jake and Hannah tied the knot on Friday told my mum and she was very supportive. I had surgery and took testosterone. For the first time in my life I was happy to be in my body.” Now they are married, Hannah and Jake are eager to start a family. She said: “We want kids sooner rather than later. I’ve definitely got broody since turning 30. A lot of my friends have got kids now. We’ll go for surrogacy in the first instance and see how it goes.” email@example.com Matchmaker . . our story IDE WAS AT OUT HANNAH, who at 6ft is 3ins taller than Jake, wore flats to wed to avoid towering over him. Wedding rings were also a problem. Jake said: “I’ve tiny hands. I had to re-order my ring because it was too big.” 6 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM Grammar no better It’s Riley cheeky GRAMMAR school pupils do no better than students elsewhere once other factors like background are taken into account, a study found. Those at grammars have a similar level of progress to peers at nonselective schools, Durham University discovered. They learned that England’s 163 grammar schools apparent GCSE success was down to pupils coming from more advantaged backgrounds. They also had higher academic achievement at the age of 11 and were less likely to have special educational needs — and three-quarters were from a white background. Girl social use soars THE number of girls using social media for at least three hours a day has doubled in four years. It jumped to 17.4 per cent of 10-15 year-olds surveyed in 2015/16. Boys’ usage rose from 4.9 per cent to 8.3 per cent, says the Office for National Statistics, based on polls of more than 3,000 children. It found that for the first time boys were more likely than girls to row with mum at least weekly. By BENJY POTTER COUNTDOWN host Rachel Riley performs a rude rearrangement on the Channel 4 quiz show. The former Strictly star, 32, formed the words “no panties” but later tweeted: “The letter board’s trolling again. Trust me, I would never go to work with...” We’ll take your words for it. FB SNOOP SHOCK By JAMES BEAL, US Editor FACEBOOK is logging its users’ phone calls and texts, it emerged yesterday — as it faced a data probe in the US. Web giant’s logging all its users’ calls and texts The social media giant from Wellington, New also stores address book McKay, Zealand, was shocked after contacts, calendar events downloading his Facebook data. and even pals’ birthdays. He said from October 2016 to Software developer Dylan July 2017 his logs contained the data of every mobile call and “data about every text message I’ve received or sent”. Other users said their entire contacts had been uploaded. Yesterday Facebook shares fell six per cent to £105.69 as US regulators opened a probe to see if it breached data rules. MPs will decide today if they’ll summon supremo Mark Zuckerberg over UK-based Cambridge Analytica’s use of 50million users’ data. Last night Facebook said the optional uploading of data is “a widely used practice” which can easily be deleted. Pressure . . . Zuckerberg 1GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... WIFE’S DONNEGLEE By BENJY POTTER ALI Astall is seen for the first time since The Sun on Sunday revealed she’s expecting Declan Donnelly’s baby. The 40-year-old talent manager beamed as she left the couple’s West London home yesterday afternoon wearing a pair of sunglasses and a cream coat. A source said: “Ali and Dec have both always wanted a family but were worried it might not happen for them. “They’ve been keeping the pregnancy a closelyguarded secret but now Ali is safely over 12 weeks, they’re starting to let people know.” Dec, 42, wed Ali in 2015 after a two-year romance. Ant was best man. It’s mild . . . in London Easter’s big chill & snow for North EXCLUSIVE By PAUL SIMS THE North will shiver over Easter in sub-zero temperatures with the threat of snow — while the South enjoys a mild long weekend. Temperatures hit a spring-like high of 14.5C (58F) in Charlwood, Surrey, yesterday. But forecasters said a cold snap will hit the North from tomorrow. The Met Office’s Nicky Maxey said: “Temperatures in Newcastle will barely get past 6C. “There’s even a chance we’ll see snow in places but it’s unlikely to settle.” “In London and the South East it could get to a fairly mild 10C.” Highways England is removing 300 miles of roadworks for the weekend. But train services, including between London and Scotland, will be hit by engineering works. ANT & BACK More jail for louts Shamed star to appear in pre-recorded drama VANDALS who damage historical buildings or sites now face an extra 2½ years in jail. The Sentencing Council says arson or criminal damage to “national heritage assets” should be viewed as an aggravating factor in advice to courts weighing up punishment. In ‘Category 1’ criminal damage cases, pre-meditated or revenge attacks, this could extend a maximum 18-month sentence to a four-year jail term. It follows a spate of vandalism cases including yobs destroying a heritage train that featured in Downton Abbey and Dad’s Army. By DAN WOOTTON and JOE KASPER ANT McPartlin will be on Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend — in the whodunnit already filmed for the series. Show bosses discussed axing the mini-series — called Saturday Knight Takeaway — after Ant was charged with drink-driving. But The Sun can reveal they will risk a backlash from viewers by airing the final two episodes, which star Joanna Lumley, Michael Sheen, David Walliams and Emilia Fox. An insider explained: “There’s been discussion about whether it should be ditched because Ant features heavily. “But after a lot of soul searching it was decided the final episodes should run because viewers love the series and want to find out the conclusion.” Meanwhile, ITV bosses are in crisis talks with Dec, 42, and producer s over how to address Ant’s absence this Saturday, with a decision due within 24 hours. Ant, also 42, was arrested on suspi- A PUBLIC schoolboy of 15 who stabbed his best friend in the chest during a “bad trip” on LSD at his parents’ £1.8million home was spared jail. The lad, who cannot be named, plunged a 7ins knife into his victim’s chest — missing the heart by 1cm — as he believed the boy was the Devil. The blade caused a collapsed lung but no lasting injuries. The friend, also 15, has made a full recovery. The South London boy was sentenced to a 12-month youth rehabilitation order at the Old Bailey after pleading guilty to unlawful wounding. NOT LOVIN’ IT McDonald’s has been fined £200,000 after a teen worker was rammed by a drive-thru customer at Lakeside centre, Essex. Picture: DARREN FLETCHER LSD lad stab rap Takeaway . . Ant & Dec’s mini-series cion of drink-driving on March 18 after a three-car crash in South West London. He checked into rehab the next day — seven months after he left a facility for help with a prescription drug addiction. Last weekend’s Saturday Night Takeaway was axed but Dec will host the final shows. Ant is expected to remain in treatment for the rest of the year. firstname.lastname@example.org HOST’S POLL FALL ANT AND DECKED Star’s approval rating versus other celebs Holly Willoughby Dec Donnelly The Queen Ant before crash +60 +58 +56 +37 Jeremy Corbyn Ant after crash Theresa May Donald Trump -2 -24 -42 -58 PUBLIC support for Ant McPartlin has fallen since his drink-drive arrest, says YouGov poll. The TV host, 42, dropped 61 points on the pollster’s scale, left, which tracks celebrity popularity from an average score of zero before rising or falling by up to 100. In November his rating was at 37 before he was charged after crashing his car on March 18. But has since slid to minus 24. 7 8 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2GM ANTI-SEMITISM PROTESTS ‘Creaky’ . . Sir Andrew CORB IN JEWISH LEADERS ‘SORRY’ Labour chief’s shame Fight . . . demonstrators with placards Chants . . . crowds calling for change By STEVE HAWKES JEREMY Corbyn apologised to the Jewish community yesterday as hundreds protested outside Parliament at his failure to stamp out anti-Semitism in his party. It came as Labour veteran Margaret Hodge said he had “allowed himself to become the poster boy of anti-Semitics everywhere”. In a searing attack, she also blasted the 2016 report into Apology . . . Corbyn ‘Disaster’ warning on care anti-Semitism by Corbyn ally Shami Chakrabarti as an outright “failure”. Just an hour before the unprecedented protest, the Labour leader had insisted he was a “militant opponent” of anti-Semitism. And in an open letter to community leaders he finally said sorry for “wrongly questioning” the removal of an anti-Jewish mural in East London in 2012. Despite his public apologies, more than a dozen Labour MPs joined 500 protesters outside the Commons demanding he throw out anti-Semites from Labour. One party MP, Wes Streeting, said Mr Corbyn had to “drain the cesspit”. His colleague John Mann warned that behaviour in some quarters of the party was making it “rotten to the core” and said Mr Corbyn would rue the day if he failed to tackle the issue. He said: “If he is incapable of dealing with this problem now then the Labour Party is not going to survive.” Jonathan Arkush, president of the By LYNN DAVIDSON BRITAIN’S social care system is at risk of “fairly significant disaster”, economist Sir Andrew Dilnot warned. Sir Andrew, who carried out a 2011 review on care and costs, yesterday urged ministers to implement a funding plan. He said: “The meanstested system is creaking. It really is under great strain. The sticking point now is where the money should come from rather than what it is spent on.” He told the Commons Health Committee that those needing care are “terrified” and likened paying for it to going in a shop “with no prices”. He said: “Although you know what the price is per week or per month you don’t know how long you’re going to have to go on paying it.” It led to a growing sense of unfairness as people go for the cheapest option unless they are very wealthy, he added. NHS Handouts — Page 18 Rally . . protesters at Parliament Square yesterday Board of Deputies of British Jews, said: “This is Jeremy’s chance if he can take it. The Labour Party must go back to being the enemy of racists — not the refuge of racists.” He added: “Token words, token apologies, are no longer enough. We need to see action.” Mr Corbyn later faced a further row after being shamed into quitting a third anti-Semitic Facebook group. He had joined the “Labour Party Supporter” group, which has toxic Holocaust posts and conspiracy theorists linking Israel and IS. Within hours he quit it, saying he had not seen the anti-Semitic content. email@example.com The Sun Says — Page Ten £700m Mr Big nicked A MAN believed to have stolen £700million in cyber attacks on banks worldwide has been held on the Costa Blanca. The Ukrainian, 35, identified as Denis K, is reported to have netted the haul in 12 months. He is alleged to have hacked banks’ systems with accomplices emptying cashpoints worldwide. The suspect, who also has a Russian passport, was held in the Spanish resort of Alicante. Fifteen more arrests were made in the UK, Taiwan, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan. 1GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... MUST BE AN-ASS-TACIA 9 By HANNAH HOPE IT’S Strictly Bum Dancing as singer Anastacia flashes a little more than she intended to on an overseas version of the show. The I’m Outta Love diva, 49, below, gave everyone an eyeful as she attempted a lift with her partner on Italy’s Dancing With The Stars while wearing a short, tassled red dress. We’ve added strategicallyplaced glitter balls to protect her modesty after her raunchy guest appearance. American Anastacia showed off the skills she learnt in her stint on Strictly. She appeared on the 2016 BBC series with axed pro Brendan Cole, 42, and finished tenth. DOING THE BUMBA CHA CHA CHARMING Or maybe a fox-bot as her dress rides up She’s now out in front with legs akimbo THE THIN BLUE PHON PHONE LINE Target . . keyless car raid Fiestas at theft risk FORD Fiesta drivers are being targeted in a spree of keyless thefts, cops say. Thieves are using a tool which tricks the car’s security system into thinking its electronic key is present. It unlocks and starts the car without the criminal needing to break into it. In Cleveland, 90 cars were stolen using this method since December — half of them Fiestas. Now police are urging motorists to take extra precautions, such as using a steering lock. The Fiesta was the bestselling car of 2017 in the UK with 95,533 sales. NEED A COP? SOZ UR ON YR OWN EXCLUSIVE by ROB PATTINSON and ANDY JEHRING Police send brush-off txt FED-UP Peter Dearsley called cops to report his online questionnaire after stolen car and got a text his £14,500 Ford S-Max was back next day saying the pinched outside his house. He expected a call back, but case would be closed. instead got the standardised text The graphic designer was told to fill in an ‘Let down’ . . . Peter saying: “The report will be closed pending any further evidence which comes to light. “If you have any tracking on the vehicle please advise us. Regards, Met Police.” Dad Peter, 37, of South Woodford, East London, rang to complain following the message. He said: “I feel let down. It’s the Government’s fault. I was told the police don’t have the resources to investigate the case.” Diana Fawcett of charity Victim Support said: “The top issue victims highlight with us is poor communication from the police.” Officers reviewed Peter’s report and closed the case as there was no CCTV, witnesses, or suspects and no forensic opportunities. The online report was made under the new Crime Assessment Policy, introduced in September. Cumbria Police are developing an £8million phone app so people can “ping” requests for a PC, report crime and track cases. 10 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Sun THE SAYS Backing Britain THE British-led mass global expulsion of Russian spies is an unprecedented, hugely powerful action against Putin’s rogue state. The credit lies with Theresa May and Boris Johnson, whether their critics like it or not. They have galvanised our allies against a regime that violates international law and all norms of behaviour with vicious force and thuggish arrogance. It took the Salisbury outrage to at last wake the civilised world — and a Prime Minister who did not hesitate to rouse it. So much for Remoaners carping about “little” Britain retreating into impotent isolation. Like so many other Brexit “warnings”, it was self-serving rubbish. If Putin was testing our strength and alliances since the vote, well, he has his answer. We are the world’s sixth largest economy and a global security power. He cannot unleash a chemical weapon on our soil unpunished. Our allies, from the US to Ukraine, have recognised that. We must never forget their solidarity. Racist Labour IT is a shaming sight for Jeremy Corbyn and his rancid extremists: hundreds of Jews marching alongside moderate Labour MPs against their own party’s racism. And, all of a sudden, Corbyn’s sorry. But he still doesn’t get it — pathetically arguing that left-wing Jew-hatred is harder to spot than the far-right’s. What drivel. It’s the same thing. And how sincere was his apology? Was he sorry yesterday morning when he was STILL a member of yet another Facebook group rife with anti-Semitic posts? Or back when he defended that sickening mural? Or when he befriended Arab extremists bent on killing Jews? If he now accepts Labour has an antiSemitism problem, and he should know, is he also sorry he garlanded Shami Chakrabarti with a peerage after she hastily whitewashed his party over it? The hard-Left attracts bigots who think Jew-hatred is no big deal. A few Corbynistas even chose to demonstrate AGAINST the anti-Semitism protest. It is appalling they have engulfed Labour. The stench is rank. Do Leave off THE hypocrisy of the Remain ultras’ obsession with finding illegal spending in the Leave campaign is off the dial. Not only did the Government spend £9million urging a Remain vote before the campaign, but its total spending vastly outstripped Leave’s. Ex-Cameron aide Craig Oliver held daily conference calls with various subcampaigns of Remain, all funded by donations sent their way. And the idea Leave voters were illicitly swayed by Facebook ads is laughable anyway. If there is genuine evidence a law was broken, fine. But let’s see the Remain camp under the same microscope. And let them stop bleating that it wasn’t fair they lost. 2GM FURY AT FRENCH MAKING BRITISH TRAVEL DOCS IS WRONG-HEADED Why all le fuss? Soon we’ll have a passport to the global economy RUE-ING THE DAY . . . De La Rue in Gateshead By LIAM HALLIGAN SOME scream news a French the contract passports for a “betrayal” at the company has won to print British decade from 2019. This is short-sighted, hypocritical and wrong. Having voted for Brexit, I fully understand the case for leaving the European Union is based on regaining control of our laws, borders and money. But it also rests on the need d for the world’s sixth-biggest economy to conduct much more e overseas trade, staying as open n as possible to commercial and d investment ties with our Euro-pean neighbours and the rest o of the world too. There is a huge global economy y out there, 85 per cent of which h will be beyond the EU once e Britain leaves. This is where the e growth is, the emerging giants o of the East, the mass markets off tomorrow with which Britain must s trade to secure future prosperity. How ridiculous and insular the e Government would have looked d awarding a contract to a British h company just because it is British, h even though it was beaten, fairr and square, in a competitive bid-ding process. PRINTS CHARMING . . . Gemalto, Paris Comprehensively trounced That would have made the UK K seem parochial and protectionist, t just as we reboot our economy to o be more outward-looking and trade-oriented than ever. Some ardent Brexiteers — driven n by noble feelings of patriotism — are e upset the post-Brexit British passport, returning to its iconic black-blue colour, has been awarded to Gemalto. The Franco-Dutch firm prevailed over De La Rue and a German rival. But it is surely right the Home Office awarded the contract after a “blind tender”, where the identity of each firm was concealed. Gemalto won because its bid was deemed superior on technical and cost grounds, saving the taxpayer £12million a year over the next decade. You can employ almost 500 NHS nurses for £12million. That’s why this decision amounts not to “betrayal” but common sense. Trying to whip up discontent, De La Rue dubbed the Government’s choice “shocking”. Yet the company itself makes passports for dozens of other countries, so is no stranger to the concept of passports being made abroad. While Gemalto may produce the body of new UK passports outside Britain, the Home Office has confirmed all technical aspects of the document, including the personalised data chips, must be made here, so there are no security risks. There is legitimate concern over job losses in De La Rue’s Gateshead factory, which employs 600 people. But only around a sixth work in the passport division, and they make documents for a range of countries. “I’d like to ask Theresa May or Amber Rudd to come to my factory and explain to our dedicated workforce why this is a sensible decision to offshore the manufacture of a British icon,” said De La Rue boss Martin Sutherland. Perhaps Sutherland should explain why, in losing a £490million contract, his firm was so comprehensively trounced on price by Gemalto. It strikes me De La Rue, thinking the contract was in the bag because the Government would buy British by default, jacked up its price. It is right ministers and civil servants stuck to the rules and put taxpayer value first and foremost. De La Rue is entitled to appeal and, if it wins the right to resubmit its bid, and can beat Gemalto, perhaps the Government might reconsider. Or maybe, if De La Rue can make savings, the contract could be split between two firms. That would be a good demonstration of ongoing competition, the kind of efficiency-boosting arrangement that is so often woefully absent when it comes to public procurement. Hailing from the Channel Islands, De La Rue has a history that is itself an amalgam of French and British influences. Having first published Guernsey newspaper Le Miroir Politique in 1813, Thomas de la Rue set up as a London printer in 1821 and first made British passports during World War One. The English language, too, is an Anglo-French hodgepodge, with around a third of our words hailing from France. From menus to cafes, chauffeurs to clichés, French influence is all around us. Even the word “passport” has French roots. The British people, in fact, while having chosen to be self-governing in our historic Brexit vote, remain proud of the countless overseas influences that make up modern Britain. We like German cars and French footballers — but we also recognise the importance of value for money. So congratulations, Gemalto — felicitations! And let the world recognise that Britain is open for business. lLiam Halligan is the co-author of Clean Brexit: Why It Still Makes Sense To Leave The European Union, published by Biteback. BLUE GOT IT RIGHT: MPs BACK DECISION, PAGE 19 2GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... £20M WAYNE ROOMY A TASKFORCE of builders continue round-the-clock work on Wayne Rooney’s new £20million mansion. The six-bedroom house will boast a five-a-side football pitch, two fishing lakes, a 40ft swimming pool and gymnasium. There will also be an equestrian centre, with stables for 14 horses, Hate Actually . . . Bill Nighy so close to walkout on acting FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTIE PITCH HOT TUB AND GYM MAIN HOUSE SIX BEDROOMS SNOOKER ROOM WITH BAR UNDERGROUND STEAM ROOM LIBRARY 10-SEAT CINEMA GARAGE BLOCK MAN-MADE FISHING LAKE DRIVEWAY TV’s Chris Packham has paid tribute to conservation film pioneer and Tarka The Otter director David Cobham, following his death aged 87. Cobham made Vanishing Hedgerows in 1972, said to be the BBC’s first conservation film. After 1979 classic Tarka, he directed 1980s/90s kids series Woof! about a boy who turns into a dog. David died on Sunday in Norfolk after suffering a stroke. Springwatch host Packham, 56, said: “He was a fabulous mentor and conservationist.” Cobham is survived by his wife, actress Liza Goddard, 68. ENGLAND SECURITY SHOCKER BLAGGER LET INTO LINGARD’S BEDROOM AN England fan was taken to Jesse Lingard’s hotel room after being mistaken for a barber in a shocking security blunder. He chatted for ten minutes with Lingard, 25, and Marcus Rashford, 20, before the real hairdresser turned up. Boyzone ex ‘crazy’ The England squad is staying amid tight security at the Grove near Watford ahead of tonight’s friendly with Italy at Wembley. Sources said the fan was carrying his swimming kit after using the hotel pool on Sunday. He went to speak to some players before being ushered past security by an FA employee waiting for the barber. Phone footage Main picture: FLYNET POTTY STUNT STABLES FOR 14 HORSES MAN-MADE FISHING LAKE Tarka film boss dies A driver was snapped spooning a yoghurt into his mouth as he steered with his knees at 40mph in Bournemouth. HORSE-RIDING ARENA 40FT SWIMMING POOL By BENJY POTTER BILL Nighy says he has often considered quitting acting because he “just hated it” for years. The Love Actually star, 68, said: “I thought of quitting, if not daily, then weekly. I was so unhappy — I just hated it. “It’s not unpleasant all the time, and you work with great people and I am proud of some of the things I’ve done. “You get a degree of satisfaction when it’s over, but the actual process is never satisfactory.” He kept going because he “couldn’t think of anything else to do”. He said: “I flunked school — not that that would prevent you from doing anything in life, but I didn’t have any other ideas.” Nighy also told Radio Times he avoids watching himself on screen, saying it’s “bloody awful”. A FOUNDING member of Boyzone claimed his ex, accused of killing her French nanny, would “go crazy” during their turbulent relationship. Mark Walton, 40, told the Old Bailey he lived with Sabrina Kouider, 35, for two years in West London until they split four years ago. The music mogul, who started Boyzone in 1993, said she could “flip”. She is accused of killing Sophie Lionnet, 21, in a twisted revenge plot against Mr Walton. Kouider, of Southfields, South London, and Ouissem Medouni, 40, deny murder. Trial continues. By GUY PATRICK at the 40-acre Cheshire site. Everton star Wayne and wife Coleen, both 32, right, hope to move in next year with sons Kai, eight, Klay, four, Kit, two, and baby Cass. A source said: “They see this as their forever home.” EXCLUSIVE by MATT WILKINSON shows him escorting the fan through the hotel before knocking on a door and saying: “Room service, Mr Lingard.” Lingard calls out: “Enter. Enter the dragon.” The man then chats with the Man United stars lying on a double bed before being ejected. Lingard appears to have eaten a packet of Jaffa Cakes as Rashford watched a show on a laptop. A source said: “The players were expecting their regular barber. It’s highly embarrassing.” Cops quizzed the stars while the intruder was also traced and questioned. Hertfordshire Police said: “No offences were reported.” The FA is to “assess security arrangements”. firstname.lastname@example.org Stars . . . Jesse, left, and Marcus are at the Grove 11 12 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM 1GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... V T n o Ally Ross 13 email@example.com HAVING A HOWL AT HUNTERS IT may not seem like it, but it’s actually a comparatively small collection of preening, fame-hungry numbskulls who keep trash TV going. So at exactly the same time that Holly Hagan, above, and Charlotte Dawson were putting it about on E4’s Five Star Hotel last week, they were also screaming themselves silly on Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live, alongside other gullible fools like Towie’s Bobby Cole Norris and singer Duncan James, from Blue. The climax of a series, from Hanworth Park House in London, that promised us everything but delivered nothing more substantial than one distant howl, which host Rylan Clark-Neal thought “was like a wolf . . . or a dog”. Or maybe just Duncan attempting a high C, off camera. For once, though, I begrudge them barely a n Five Star Hotel? Dead Airbnb. second of the two hours this 5 Star channel show lasted. ’Cos even if the Ghost Hunters did draw another predictable blank with the afterlife, they provided a moment of sublime comic brilliance when resident psychic Alex Gibbs picked up some vibes in an old hospital wing of the building. “There is a Dick Sean here,” she suddenly announced, overcome by the spirit world energy. “A Dick Sean?” responded Rylan. “No. You said you smelt whisky.” “Oh. Addiction?” “Yes. Addiction.” Although I wouldn’t rule out a dick, Sean, appearing in the next series. Keep you posted. lllll GREAT Sporting Insights. Peter Graves: “It was almost blizzard-like conditions, as the blizzard came down.” Lewis Hamilton: “I believe we’re on a level with Red Bull. Or just behind, or ahead.” Ed Drake: “This guy simply does not finish and he did.” Jonny Bairstow: “I rolled my ankle on a water bottle, so it’s a painful kick in the teeth.” (Compiled by Graham Wray). Max forgot kids, Mick forgot being shot...but Enders remembered how to make us laugh BIGGEST lie ever told about television? “EastEnders is true to life.” Yeah, like Digby The Dinosaur’s Magic Kingdom, it is. Take, for instance, Max Branning, who’s got four kids. Three of them have fallen off the Queen Vic’s roof in separate incidents and two of them died in the process. So where does he drink every night of the week? The same Queen Vic pub, which, incidentally, is run by a landlord, Mick Carter, and his son, Johnnie, who’ve both been shot at point-blank range in the past year but recovered from their injuries within eight minutes. Don’t expect anyone to reference either incident, though. MEL DONE . . . nice to see The entire population of Walyou Tamzin, in a scene here ford is currently experiencing with Perry Fenwick as Billy the biggest outbreak of collective East End amnesia since Ronnie Kray shot George Cornell in the Blind Beggar, and has forgotten everything that happened between June 2016 and November 2017 under previous Executive world’s problems on either Brexit or Producer Sean O’Connor. international capitalism. Project Dagmar, Willmott-Brown’s An affront not just to the BBC’s supreturn, the multi-billion-pound takeover posed neutrality (HA!) but also real of Ian Beale’s chippie and the cafe, the Cockneys who are the most cheerful and gigantic pub fridge that nearly did for enthusiastic capitalists it’s ever been my Aunt Babe, even the fact Lisa Faulkner good pleasure to live alongside. was visiting professor of bar snacks at This is not to say the agenda won’t be the Queen Vic has all been forgotten. back, of course. It’s probably just festerNone of it is missed either, as these ing in the gigantic fridge with Aunt Babe, were dreadful, overdrawn, dead-end in fact. storylines that deserved nothing better For the moment, though, the endless than an unmarked grave. finger-jabbing lecture has given way to a The even more welcome development, proper drama with some decent storythough, is that the soap also seems to lines, which sends itself up and made me have buried the accompanying political laugh out loud recently when Billy Mitchagenda, cribbed straight from The Guard- ell, clothes shredded by a furious Honey, ian, which blamed every single one of the ran into the funeral parlour to ask Jay: “I RANDOM TV irritations: Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan telling us: “Our correspondent, Jonathan Swain, is at ITV HQ”, rather than simply “standing outside”. Suranne Jones’s dreadful over-acting Dick Van Dyke-ish performance blighting the otherwise brilliant Save Me. The 100 Years Younger nutritionist, Thor, taking three weeks to work out: “It might be something Russell Grant’s eating.” (You reckon?) John Bishop’s Spirit of ’66 “comedy sketch” genuinely darkening the mood after a malaria film on Sport Relief. And host Davina McCall providing us with the least necessary update in the event’s history: “Gary Lineker’s looking extremely smug over there.” So he’s alive then? lllll OBSERVATION round. Who said the following, last week: “That is the mildest jerk I’ve ever tasted.”? A) Gregg Wallace, at the MasterChef quarterfinals. B) Caroline Flack, coming up for air, at the Love Island auditions. lookalikes IN honour of June Brown’s showstopping appearance on 100 Years Younger In 21 Days, this week’s winner is Dot Cotton and Mama Imelda from the film Coco. Sent in by Reenie E, via email. Picture research: Amy Reading. need some trousers, have we stripped any stiffs lately?” just as a bereaved customer appeared. More extraordinary still is the fact that the most tiresomely right-on television show in history now also seems willing to acknowledge the existence of attractive women, who were considered antiSoviet for many years. S Club Seven’s Hannah Spearritt’s on her way and already present is Tamzin “Mel” Outhwaite, who keeps getting asked “what are you doing ’ere?” by all those characters who clearly never heard her doing the voiceover for Most Shocking Moments In Pop 2, with Toby Anstis, on Channel 5. There is a downside as well, naturally. Contrary to Big Mo’s cruelly misleading rumours, Kat Slater isn’t “dead”. She merely beached her career with that appalling Redwater spin-off and will be screaming her lungs out in The Vic before you know it. So long as EastEnders lays off the allmen-are-morons, left-wing schtick, though, and someone pays me for the privilege, I think I can put up with her this time round. Not only is the show currently significantly better than its issue-ridden rival, Coronation Street, I’d even go so far as to say — at time of going to press — EastEnders is sort of OK, actually. l l l l THIS Morning’s question of the week: “What response have you had to the hashtag SaggyBoobsMatter?” Eamonn Holmes there, asking “for a friend”. GREAT TV lies and delusions of the month. Unfunnyman Adam Hills: “Welcome to The Last Leg, the show that always cheers you up.” Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live, Rylan Clark-Neal: “Whatever happens, I think you’re in for an eventful night.” And Five Star Hotel, Russell Kane: “You’ll find Joey Essex in the dictionary under L for lovable.” See: Lobotomy. lllll QUIZ show lunkheads of the week. The Chase, Bradley Walsh: “What’s the only stroke in the swimming medley that doesn’t begin with the letter B?” John: “Breaststroke.” Bradley Walsh: “What bird is most associated with the sound twit-twoo?” Richard: “Cockatoo.” Tipping Point, Ben Shephard: “What is the capital of the Channel Island Jersey?” Bushra: “Isle of Wight.” And Bradley Walsh: “In the EU, a surplus of wine is named after what geographic feature.” Frances: “A mountain.” BOXING’S SUCH A RELIEF SO there I was watching E4’s Five Star Hotel on Friday night, just aching for someone to batter the smirk off Spencer Matthews’ face. When – CLICK – all of a sudden, someone was doing just that on BBC1. That someone being former England footballer Wayne Bridge, above, who thumped Spencer “The Dispenser” into rapid retreat over three fairly savage rounds during the second bout of Sport Relief’s brilliant Celebrity Boxing strand. This was, by no means, the main event though. In the name of gender equality, women were also encouraged to beat each other senseless this year, with the most impressive winner being “the relentless blows of aggression” from Countryfile’s Helen Skelton, which did for Love Island’s Camilla Thurlow, who responded with the daintiest jabs ever seen in a boxing ring. The real playground scuffle, however, was Hannah Spearritt versus The Saturdays’ Vanessa White, who was lucky not to be disqualified for aiming a knee thrust at the S Club 7 singer’s groin and had a slightly intimidated Ore Oduba wondering: “How hard is it to get your fist back up and go again?” And while you ponder that mental image, I’ll suggest Sport Relief’s time has come and gone but there’s a breakout Celebrity Boxing show just waiting to happen. Kim Cattrall versus Sarah Jessica Parker. Let’s ’ave it. lllll TV GOLD: Lennie James’ outstanding Save Me, on Sky Atlantic. The celebrity boxing enlivening an otherwise dead Sport Relief. The Sky Planner reminding me why I miss Embarrassing Bodies so much: “It’s carnival time at Liverpool’s Brazilica festival, but before they can samba the team have to tackle a prolapsed bottom.” And BBC1’s celebration of the RAF At 100, featuring former Spitfire pilot Geoffrey Wellum, whose therapy for dogfighting with Messerschmitts during the Battle of Britain should give us all pause for thought next time we complain about a bad day at the office. “You had a couple of pints and had to snap out of it.” 2GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... YOU UP FOR OUR CLEAVAGE CONTEST? PRO . . . Page 3 model Sabine shows how to take a winning selfie FIVE OF THE EARLY FRONT-RUNNERS LAUREN PANNETT, 22, is a showroom host from East Sussex. She says: “I wear a size 30D bra and would describe my bust as very perky, symmetrical and quite plumptious. “I’d love to win, it would be great to do a photoshoot. “I think it would help to build my confidence and make me feel a bit better about myself.” MUM Susan Powell from West Sussex is 48. She says: “My 36E boobs are how I get the men. “It’s what they notice first and I don’t mind because it’s a compliment. “People are always saying things like ‘lovely cleavage’. “It would be great for an older woman to win for a change, instead of a 24-year-old.” CHAUFFEUR Kelly Elvins from Bristol is 39. She says: “My 38F boobs are big and eye-catching but I’m quite a tall girl so I carry them well. “I’ve entered Bust In Britain three times because people are always saying how big my boobs are. I’m 40 this year and feeling my age a bit so it would be reassuring if I won and make me feel quite proud.” HOW TO ENTER UPLOAD YOUR PIC AT Picture: OLIVER DIXON thesun.co.uk/ bustinbritain ACCOUNTANT Pamela Neill, 35, is from Belfast. She says: “I’ve been very happy with my bust since I got my implants five years ago, taking me from a 32A to a 34C. “I’ve entered the competition because I want to show that anybody can gain confidence. “This is something I’ve never done before and it would be a big achievement to me to win.” ATHINA HIRST, 24, of Corby, Northants, is a revenues and benefits officer for local government. She says: “I’m always brimming with confidence, I think part of that is my 34DD chest. They’re big and perky. “I wanted to step up to the challenge. If I won I would use the money to fund an accountancy course.” TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Competition closes April 28, 2018. Over 18, residents of UK and RoI only. You can send as many snaps as you like to support your entry. Entries may be published, publication does not necessarily mean entrant has won a prize. There is no cash alternative and the prize is non-transferable. Your information will only be used for the purposes of this competition. The promoter is News Group Newspapers Ltd. For full terms and conditions go to thesun.co.uk/bustinbritain. Sell yourselfie... and be the bust 15 16 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM 1GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... EXCLUSIVE KILLER STALKS SECOND VICTIM Jaggs writes to girl Yesterday . . . Cobden 1yrs jail for Ferrari kill crash By ANDY CRICK A SHOW-off driver who crashed a £1.2million Ferrari, killing his teenage passenger, was jailed for 18 months yesterday. Matthew Cobden took Alexander Worth, 13, in the F50, which could hit 60mph in three seconds. He lost control within seconds and ploughed into a fence on a track at 50mph. Neither Cobden or Alexander were wearing a seatbelt. The boy was visiting Cobden’s luxury car storage unit in North Warnborough, Hants, with his stepdad, Winchester crown court heard. He asked if he could take a photo of the Ferrari and jumped in “in a flash” when the businessman offered a ride. Cobden, of Walton-onThames, Surrey, was convicted of causing death by careless driving. Judge Keith Cutler said: “You were showing off . . . The surge of power took you by surprise.” By HOWELL DAVIES MODEL Anne de Paula shows her beach body on a Caribbean hol with her boyfriend — The Script singer Danny O’Donoghue. Brazilian Anne, 22, relaxed in a cerise one-piece in Barbados before wrapping her arms round the rocker for a jet ski ride. Dublin-born Danny, 38, has been dating the Sports Illustrated beauty for three years. The couple jetted off on the break ahead of the Asia leg of The Script’s Freedom Child tour which begins next month. CROSS-DRESSING killer junkie William Jaggs has terrorised another woman while locked in a secure mental unit, his victim’s father claimed yesterday. Sex-crazed Jaggs, who The being allowed out on escorted fashion designer Lucy Braham way into her home clutching a Pervert para’s jail Picture: MEGA AN ex-Para who lied about training Prince William has been jailed for 17 years for child rape. Wayne Domeney, 51, was sentenced at Birmingham crown court on Friday after being convicted in his absence at an earlier trial. He went on the run after being charged with sex offences against a girl. CHOC-A-BLOC Around 30,000 visitors swamped Ramsbottom, Gtr Manchester, for the town’s chocolate festival. 17 Lucky buoy . . . Dan with Anne Sun yesterday revealed is strolls, stabbed 25-year-old 66 times after tricking his kitten he said was for sale. Minutes earlier he tried the same ruse at the home of one of Lucy’s friends, yet was turned away as she was with pals. But the friend was living in fear last night as it emerged Jaggs, 34, By NICK PARKER had written her a chilling letter. The Oxford-educated killer, The terrified friend is one of who now switches between male two women Jaggs has written to and female clothes and likes to since his 2007 Old Bailey trial, be called Gillian, said he was which heard he was a “grave looking forward to being freed — risk” and may never be freed. Mr Braham, who yesterday and hoped to see her again. Lucy’s dad Jason Braham, 68, asked victim support officials for said: “The tone of the letter was information on Jaggs’ phased bright and breezy, but she was release, added: “What alarmed horrified. This woman lived in a them in the letters was his total lack of acknowledgment house he tried to of what he had done.” get into before he Jaggs knifed Lucy in got into our place. a “ferocious” 2006 att“A lot of people ack at posh Harrow who knew him School, where his dad are anxious now was a colleague of Mr he’s being preBraham. He admitpared for release.” ted manslaughter. Shock . . . The Sun nick.parker@ yesterday and Lucy the-sun.co.uk 18 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Banker’s rap quit A SENIOR banker at the Queen’s lender Coutts has quit over claims he harassed female staff. Harry Keogh, 57, was internally disciplined after a 2015 probe into boozing, lewd comments and unwanted physical contact with female staff. But he quit last week after the allegations, which he denied, were made public by the Wall Street Journal. He could not be contacted for comment. NHS JUST SURVIVING ON EMERGENCY HANDOUTS THE NHS is scraping by on “emergency handouts” leaving patients to suffer worsening care, MPs warn. BUNNY TALKS Pets at Home will stop selling rabbits this Easter and will instead hold workshops teaching about responsible ownership. 1GM A report claims the “perilous” state of funding has left hospitals and GPs trapped in “survival mode”. Crisis . . . NHS hospitals The powerful Commons’ Public Accounts Committee warns By NICK McDERMOTT and LYNN DAVIDSON many are “ill-equipped” to deal with growing demand. The report wants “fresh thinking” to deal with the cash crisis. It comes as Jeremy Hunt suggested a new health tax could help raise £5billion annually and 98 MPs demanded an allparty inquiry into funding. Committee chairwoman Meg Hillier said she would support a NHS levy. And today she will challenge the PM to back a long-term solution to funding. She said: “It is time for Theresa May to acknowledge the biggest domestic crisis is health and social care funding. We need a national agreement on ideas such a NHS-specific tax.” MPs also blamed short-term planning for fuelling the NHS winter crisis with a £337million cash boost given in November, too late to bolster services. And Bully’s jail for death AN ABUSIVE bully who drove his lover to suicide was jailed yesterday. Ex-soldier Steve Gane mentally tortured mumof-three Kellie Sutton, 30, for five months. Gane, 31, of Upminster, Essex, was convicted of coercive and controlling behaviour, ABH and assault by beating. St Albans crown court jailed him for four years and three months. Herts Police called it “a milestone” using coercive legislation over a death. they criticised “short-sighted” staff reforms that saw trainee nurses stripped of bursaries. Data shows the NHS has 100,000 posts unfilled, including 35,000 nursing roles. A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman said: “The Department gave priority to the NHS in the Budget with an extra £2.8billion, on top of a planned £10billion-a-year increase by 2020/21.” firstname.lastname@example.org DYNAMO’S SMILE OF BRAVERY 2 FREE tickets TO ALTON TOWERS RESORT WORTH MORE THAN £100 IT’S now too late to start collecting tokens for your two FREE tickets to Alton Towers Resort, worth over £100. But if you have already started collecting, token 11 is below. If you are collecting codes with Sun Savers, you can find today’s code on page 22. This year at Alton Towers Resort sees the launch of Wicker Man – teaming cutting-edge special effects with classic wooden coaster technology for the first time. Wicker Man is the UK’s first new wooden coaster built in over 20 years and joins a line-up of world-class coasters including Galactica, Nemesis and Oblivion. lT&Cs apply. 2 FREE TICKETS TOKEN 11 MAGICIAN Dynamo beams happily on a night out with friends. The 34-year-old performer — being treated for Crohn’s disease — was out for dinner at London’s Chiltern Firehouse. Dynamo, real name Steven Frayne, was diagnosed with the bowel disease as a teenager. ILL ALFIE FIGHT THE parents of a 22-month-old boy in a life-support treatment battle are to have their case considered by the European Court of Human Rights. Tom Evans and Kate James, who are in their 20s and from Liverpool, want the judges to examine issues relating to their son Alfie, who has a degenerative illness. It comes as the ruling to stop treating him at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital was upheld by the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Sun LUCKY pair Taryn Hawkes, 39, and hubby Grant, 41, won £1million on the Lotto days after reading a story on what happens when you win big, in Newquay, Cornwall. SPOT 2GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... TV STATUES ON EDGE Camping ‘ban’ . . . Ben £42k for autism scout, 11 STATUES stand on top of ITV yesterday, representing the UK weekly toll of 84 male suicide victims. This Morning’s Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby helped highlight the Project 84 campaign at their London studio. By NICK PISA AN autistic boy scout with a spoons phobia has won £42,000 compensation from the organisation in a discrimination case. Leaders banned Ben Gleeson, 11, from camps and other activities unless he had one-to-one supervision. It came after he quit an egg and spoon race because of his fear. Mum Beverly complained the heavy oversight was unnecessary and left Ben excluded. She said: “He didn’t have this level of supervision at school.” Ben’s family sued the Scout Association and it settled out of court. The 10th Harpenden group in Herts disputed a number of claims. But the Association said the handling of the case was “completely unacceptable” and said: “We are very sorry.” It will now train all volunteers on working with kids with developmental disabilities. Will faces road ban POP star Will Young is facing a road ban after a crash which forced a man to jump to safety. The ex-Strictly star, 39, hit a parked car at excessive speed in a Scottish lay-by in January. Young, who won Pop Idol in 2002, admitted careless driving in the Borders on the A68. Selkirk sheriff Peter Paterson said there was a risk of disqualification as he already had “live points on his licence”. London-based Young will appear in court next month to be sentenced. Concern . . Holly & Phillip PASSPORT U-TURN ROW BLUE GOT IT RIGHT Top Tories back French contract BRITAIN must let France make our blue passports or UK firms will suffer post-Brexit, senior Tories warn. They have backed the decision to hand the contract to Franco-Dutch firm Gemalto instead of UK supplier De La Rue. Ken Clarke urged the Government to ignore the “nationalist nonsense” of those demanding the deal be blocked. He pointed to the UK’s commitment to free trade. Michael Fabricant MP added it was necessary to choose a competi- Contract . . passport By MATT DATHAN and ALAIN TOLHURST tive manufacturer. And Brexiteer Peter Bone claimed the French would “rise up and want to leave the EU” when they see the blue “symbol of freedom and independence”. Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes all-but confirmed there would be no U-turn. She told the Commons the contract was “absolutely right” for the UK as a “global, outward-looking trading nation” — and it would save £120million. She accused Labour of hypocrisy for trying to block the deal — as they changed the law to allow passports to be made overseas. matthew.dathan @thesun.co.uk 19 2 ............... LEGS HEAR IT FOR KAR Email: email@example.com NEXT BIG THING RISING star KARA MARNI can flex her body as well as her vocal cords. She struck this move, left, in her new video for single Curve – and I predict she’s going to be huge. The soul-influenced Londoner is touring with RITA ORA in May. And having been in the studio writing with GIRLS ALOUD’s NICOLA ROBERTS, she’ll have plenty of tunes to belt out. Along the way she has amassed a host of celebrity fans, including NAUGHTY BOY and RAYE – who turned out to support her at a fashion bash in London last month. I imagine a few yoga teachers are impressed with her too. Twitter: @danwootton bi NEXT IG B THING bi arre DAN WOOTTON’S CAUGHT LIVE bit MILES KANE has announced a UK tour including two dat es at London’s Moth May. The singer, Club in play 16 dates in who will currently workin total, is g on his new album, his firs 2013’s Don’t For t since get Who You Are. RED FLAG FOR JEN HOW TO LISTEN 1. Follow spotify.com/bizarrejukebox 2. Search for Bizarre Jukebox on Spotify 3. Scan the code above with your phone THERE are loads of new tunes out this week and I bring you the best of them. My Bizarre Jukebox Spotify playlist is updated every Tuesday with 15 tracks from my favourite artists and new talent. Here are four on this week’s list: In My Blood: SHAWN MENDES has a new sound for the opener on his third album, saying: “I want to make a KINGS OF LEON record and I want to go for a more ‘rock stadium’ type of feel.” Flames: Seven years after DAVID GUETTA and SIA teamed up for No1 Titanium, the pair reunite for this dance song. They also made 2012 tune She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) and Bang My Head in 2015. Your Love Is My Favourite Band: THE VACCINES’ album Combat Sports is out on Friday, including this track. They will tour the record shortly, playing around the UK in April. I Don’t Think About You: It is about time KELLY CLARKSON’s album Meaning Of Life was appreciated. She has now released this second single from it, complete with an emotional video. MY TEAM: Stuart Pink, IT wasn’t long ago JENNIFER LAWRENCE was considered the golden girl of Hollywood. But I understand the Oscarwinning actress is now on the brink of being considered a risk by major studios as she has not had a non-franchise hit for five years. Her latest film, spy thriller Red Sparrow, made just £5million in its first month on release in the UK. And it comes after a string of other financial and critical failures including Mother!, Passengers, Joy and Serena. A movie insider revealed: “Hollywood has realised people don’t go and see ‘the new Jennifer Lawrence film’ just because she’s in it. “People used to do that with the likes of JULIA ROBERTS or SANDRA BULLOCK at the height of their careers, as people do for WILL SMITH and THE ROCK films at the moment. “Her Hunger Games and XMen franchise movies have done brilliantly, but it’s the other films – which she is the selling point for – which have failed to create a spark with the paying public. “Casting her as the lead in the hopes it will make a movie a success is a real risk now.” Her last non-franchise success was American Hustle back in 2013. She could do with a bit of hustling now, too. bi CARA’S MIAMI NICE CARA DELEVINGNE knows how to make an impression. She smouldered in a mini dress and boots while in Miami over the weekend for the Armani Exchange party. Cara, who was joined at the bash by PARIS HILTON and MARTIN GARRIX, earlier confirmed her romance with PARIS JACKSON after they were seen kissing following dinner at a Hollywood steakhouse, below. I revealed the pair – who first hit it off at last May’s MTV Movie & TV Awards – were an item in December, above, after they spent the Christmas break travelling across Europe together. It looks like it won’t be long until they’re celebrating their one-year anniversary. bit E has MICHAEL BUBL s wife confirmed the newo is Luisana Lopilat ing at expecting. Speak s in the Juno Awarday, he Canada on Sund did said: “Oops, youe and it again – my wif h our I are pregnant wit number three.” l Swedish House Mafia reunite l Lana Del Rey plagiarism war ............... Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton Snapchat: danbizarre I’ve launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video Nicola Fahey, Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies and Lucy Jones STAGE INVADER LIAM KILLERS IT l IBIZA Weekender star CHYNA ELLIS quit the ITV2 hit this month. But that hasn’t stopped her dishing out some secrets about its future. In an exclusive interview, the former Love Island star said: “I’ve heard rumours it’s not going to be in Ibiza any more. I don’t know where it would be, but it’ll be a party place. “I would definitely go back and do it but I’d have to really get my A-game and be a really good rep. I’d probably p**s off a few people.” Chyna is going to have quite the tan. LIAM GALLAGHER may have enjoyed a few too many caipirinhas in Brazil on Sunday. Liam, inset, gave THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS the shock of his life when he invaded the stage midway through their tune All These Things That I’ve Done during their Lollapalooza set. A source said: “He gave Brandon quite a fright as the band had dealt with a real stage invader earlier, who had to be escorted off by security. “He genuinely had no clue Liam was going to appear.” As the pair stood on stage, Brandon’s shock turned to awe as he addressed the crowds with: “Liam f***ing Gallagher!” Still, he didn’t offer Liam a microphone. Your rumba’s up, Brendan DANCER TO REIN IN HIS LATE NIGHTS BRENDAN COLE better get used to late-night telly as he has been banned from partying by his wife. The axed Strictly star’s orders come two weeks after The Sun reported his marriage was under strain following his regular drinks with female dancers on tour. The final straw for Zoe came this month when Brendan insisted on partying with golfer Carly Booth at a showbiz bash just 18 hours after the birth of son Dante. At his All Night Long show in Bromley, South London, Brendan said: “I had to stop going out at night. It’s been very quiet on the home front. We’ve just had a bi bit ounced HALSEY has annrld tour a mammoth womonth – t nex kicking off e to be but fans will hav tickets. quick to snap upone UK She only has London date scheduled, 22, with on September . Tickets ALMA and RAYE out on Thursday. baby boy. Two weeks he’s been on the scene. He is gorgeous, of course, but it’s been a hard couple of weeks. Sleepless nights take their toll.” A source said: “Brendan knows he needs to rein in his late nights and Zoe clearly has got through to him.” The Sun told how Brendan had left Zoe to attend the TRIC telly and radio awards at London’s Grosvenor House just hours after welcoming a little brother for their first child, daughter Aurelia, five. Brendan has landed his first gig since his Strictly contract wasn’t renewed in January — a place in USAIN BOLT’s World X1 to play England at the Soccer Aid For Unicef match at Old Trafford in June. He said: “For years, I have been a massive fan of the match. To be able to finally announce I will be swapping my dancing shoes for football boots feels incredible. “What’s bigger than the nation’s love of dancing? The nation’s love of the beautiful game. I’m aiming for tens across the board.” His teammates will be hoping hot-head Brendan can keep his cool on the pitch better than he did on the dancefloor. PETE’S TOUGH ROLE PETER ANDRE wouldn’t lose his temper even if somebody nicked his Iceland discount card. That’s why former Hollyoaks bad boy JAMIE LOMAS is teaching him how to be mean for a new film role. Jamie, runner-up in last year’s I’m A Celeb, has been driving all the way from Manchester to Pete’s Sussex home for the lessons. A source said: “Jamie’s been secretly tutoring him for the past six months. “Pete hasn’t been able to reveal too much about the movie script but the character is absolutely nothing like him.” The director is the man behind films including chiller Hellraiser III. 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Include your name and town. SHOP & SAVE USE YOUR PC EAT, drink and be merry with this La Gioiosa prosecco 20cl & chocolate truffles gift set. Was £5, now just £3, at Morrisons.com. Offer ends Sunday. SAVE: £2 THE FREEBIE SAVE A FIVER THIS deal is jean-ius. Baby’s turnup denim trousers were £12, now £7, at marksands pencer.com SAVE: £5 YOUR CODE 18+ UK only (excludes Isle of Man & Channel Islands). Multiple code collect. See full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/terms PREPARE for the next freeze with this freebie. Low-E are sending out free insulation packs for you to use in your car or camper van. See low-e.co.uk/product/ campervan-insulation-freesample Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... Maddie new sum DETECTIVES looking for Madeleine McCann have been granted extra funding to continue. The Home Office has given the Met Police’s Operation Grange team an undisclosed sum. A grant of £154,000 was given to the inquiry last October but that will run out later this month. More than £11million has been spent so far in the hunt for Madeleine, who vanished aged three on a family holiday in Portugal in 2007. The new money is expected to last for six months. The Home Office said last night the Government “remains committed to the investigation”. DONALD ‘SPANKED WITH MAG’’ THE WEST WANG Porn star vows to describe Pres Trump’s willy to prove their fling Cab rape decision VICTIMS of black cab rapist John Worboys will find out tomorrow if they have successfully challenged a decision to release him from jail. A ruling in the landmark action will be issued by three judges at the High Court in London. Lawyers argued at a hearing this month that the Parole Board’s decision to free the serial sex attacker was irrational and must be overturned. Ex-cabbie Worboys, 60, was jailed indefinitely in 2009 with a minimum term of eight years after being found guilty of 19 offences, including rape, sexual assault and drugging against 12 victims. 23 By JAMES BEAL, US Editor PORN star Stormy Daniels is set to describe Donald Trump’s privates to prove she slept with the president. The adult films actress broke her gagging order in a US TV interview on Sunday but did not divulge the bedroom secret. Exposé . . . Stormy Daniels on US TV show on Sunday However, her lawyer Michael Avenatti confirmed yesterday: “She is prepared to discuss intimate details relating to Mr Trump. “She can describe his genitalia. If she’s not telling the truth, let the president take to the podium and call her a liar.” Mr Avenatti, who hopes to depose Trump, Together . . . Trump & Stormy in 2006 & mag wants the president to talk about the alleged fling under oath. Lying under oath led to the impeachment of Bill Clinton. The lawyer said: “There will be more evidence over the next few weeks and months.” Daniels, 39, was sent a cease and desist letter by Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen yesterday. But she reiterated she had unprotected sex aged 27 with Trump, then 60, in 2006. She had signed a nondisclosure agreement and was paid £93,000 to keep quiet, and now faces a £14million lawsuit for speaking out. In her interview, seen by 23 million viewers, she told of spanking Trump on the bum with a copy of Forbes magazine, which had him on the cover. She also said she was threatened by a thug in Las Vegas in 2011 to keep quiet about the one-night stand. Trump faces a number of legal challenges from women claiming consensual and non-consensual relations. The White House denied Ms Daniels’ claims and said there was no evidence of threats. 1GM ............... 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The Oreo jibe is seen as racist because it likens targets to the US biscuit — which is black on the outside but white inside. Yesterday it was By TOM WELLS claimed the unnamed MEND member had since with “overt extremist elements”. In the past senior accepted it was wrong. But Fiyaz Mughal, of MEND official Azad Ali backed the killing of the Faith Matters group, said: “For me that trans- British troops in Iraq. Last night’s Dispatches lates as being racist.” MEND, an anti- also filmed Shakeel Begg — who the High Court Islamophobia group has found to be an supported by Labour extremist — insulting leader Jeremy CorMuslims who byn in November, backed anti-terror insists that laws while sharing its members are an event platform not extremists. with MEND. But the Home The group said Office has it does not described it as endorse his views being “associated” and he is not a Target . . . Sara Khan member. Glassed orders I’d prefer a bottle of bubbly . . . maybe a nice Dog Perignon IN the dog-eat-dog world of Instagram, Gizmo the grumpy griffon has the biggest frown in town – and an army of fans. The San Francisco pup has nearly 100,000 followers, but judging by his resting bitch face, he is not too happy about it. Described on his page as a “tiny love bat”, The Giz enjoys being fed cheese and carrots – and raiding the dressing-up box. Here, DORA ALLDAY takes a look at some of his outfits taking the world by storm. YODA . . . my ears big in this look? 2GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... Yap it up Party animal PLASTIC GETTING DRASTIC Cards spend surge It’s no walk in the bark trying to shed all that puppy fat Put your gladrags on, crack ’em open and let’s bow tie one on CREDIT card debt surged at its fastest annual rate since 2006 last month. bring a smile to your face Love at first bite Grim shady Chillin’ ain’t always easy 27 It reflects the growing number of transactions carried out using cards, while other forms of borrowing such as overdrafts continue to fall, UK Finance managing director Eric Leenders said. There were 220million credit card transactions in February, the association’s figures show. By EMMA JAMES The rise in convenient contactless payments has up call for those relying on credit cards to make seen the popularity of up shortfalls in essential plastic in wallets grow. household purchases. But there are fears She said: “When it some households could comes to repaying your be in danger of overstretching their high- credit card debt, always try to make more than interest borrowing. And the Financial the minimum repayment. can make a lot Conduct Authority has It f of difference in the been looking into long run.” the high-cost The figures also credit market. showed mortgage Tashema Jackapprovals son, an expert at The annual to 38,120 dipped last uSwitch.com, said from the growth of the growth of debt month, 40,031 in January. on credit outstanding debt emma.james@ could be a wakecards the-sun.co.uk 8.3% Reign of terrier No messin’ – or you’ll get some seriously sassy side-eye The total amount owed leapt by 8.3 per cent, figures from a trade association show. There’s more than one hot dog looking the part here UNI GAG RAP 28 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM ‘Safe space’ policies stopping free speech UNIVERSITIES are using “safe space” policies to stifle free speech, MPs have warned. Some student unions are blocking controversial guest speakers and gagging unpopular views to avoid causing offence or breaking rules. Row . . Rees-Mogg & Harman But that is having a “chilling effect” on free speech and students’ ability to counter objectionable opinions, a report by Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights found. It said that there is too BAZ FULL OF BEANS By MATT DATHAN Political Correspondent much red tape for event organisers and fear and confusion over the Government’s counter-extremism Prevent strategy. The report said: “Universities must be places where open debate (within the law) can take place so students can develop their own opinions on unpopular, controversial or provocative ideas.” The study comes after several guests were prevented from speaking. Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg was recently involved in a scuffle with protesters at the University of the West of England in Bristol. The report said “intimidation is deplorable”, adding police and university disciplinary bodies should take action if free speech is threatened. MPs also called for the Charity Commission, which oversees student unions, to review its “restrictive” guidance. Committee chairwoman Harriet Harman said: “There is a problem of inhibition of free speech.” Chris Hale, of Universities UK, said: “Universities are absolutely committed to promoting and securing free speech.” matthew.dathan @thesun.co.uk Boy killed by mum A MUM has been found guilty of murdering her seven-year-old son because she feared losing him in a custody battle. Lesley Speed, 44, strangled Archie Spriggs with a scarf before smothering him with a cushion on the day she and her ex Matthew Spriggs were due at a family court. Speed, of Church Stretton, Shrops, feared Matthew would take the boy to live in Slovakia with his new wife. She denied murder and when the Birmingham crown court verdict was announced burst into tears and yelled: “No, you’ve got it wrong!” She will be sentenced today. JCB’s 1st e-digger JCB has developed an electric digger so quiet it will not disturb the neighbours, and recharges using a standard 230volt domestic supply. The 1.9-ton excavator, which has zero emissions, can be used in hospitals, schools and built-up areas even after hours. JCB chief Lord Bamford revealed the 19C-1 E-Tec will be built in Staffordshire and on sale at the end of the year. It has an electric motor and three superfast rechargeable batteries. Lord Bamford called it a “real breakthrough”, adding: “We are at the forefront of alternative power technologies.” SAUSAGE SAND-WICH Dachshund owners set a world record for the most sausage dogs gathered on a beach by taking 601 to Perranporth, Cornwall. BARRY Kirk is so baked beans mad he has changed his name to Captain Beany and had 60 bean images tattooed on his head. Barry, 63, turned his flat in Port Talbot, Wales, into a museum for beans. He loves marathons and says: “I’m a runner bean.” Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... OWL THEY GET RING NOW? 29 Angry . . . Sophie Maccy D drive-thru bust jibe WEDDY TO FLY Wing-bearer flies to groom Mark’s arm EXCLUSIVE by ANDREW PARKER TWO McDonald’s drivethrough workers made lewd comments about a customer’s boobs. Sophie Gould, 20, heard them giggling over the intercom when she pulled in to order at lunchtime. She then drove round to pay to be told by one: “I like your boobs.” His mate then started chanting at the outlet in Market Harborough, Leics: “Sweaty, sweaty my t**s are heavy.” Sophie, who works at a local sportswear firm, got her food before lodging a complaint last Friday. She said: “I was horrified. I’m a 34C cup and was wearing one of work’s tight-fitting polo shirts but there was nothing on show. Women shouldn’t have to put up with this kind of rubbish.” The two are thought to have since been disciplined. McDonald’s said: “We’d like to apologise for any upset caused.” Invaders’ £2bn toll NON-native plants and wildlife cost the economy more than £2billion last year, say experts. Japanese knotweed, grey squirrels, mink and new invaders must be tackled, said the Wildlife and Countryside Link. It added: “Not only can they wreak havoc on rivers, seas and countryside, they can devastatingly damage buildings, infrastructure and produce.” Post-Brexit changes to wildlife security and new trade routes could mean more “nature invaders” arriving, the Link warned. A BARN owl attacks the nest man, sorry, best man, at a wedding causing him to fall off his chair. The bird was the ring-bearer for Jeni Arrowsmith and Mark Wood, right, at Tarporley, Cheshire. She said: “It was hilarious.” Not sure if the best man thought it was a hoot. WHY THE FLAP? Calm owl perches on the table MISSING AIRMAN SH SHOCK CORRIE COPS’ £2M DIG AT ‘WRONG TIP’ COPS halted the hunt for Corrie McKeague and admitted they may have searched the wrong landfill. Hunt . . tip & Corrie They spent £2.15million sifting through a rubbish tip for the airman. It was feared he may have By ROB PATTINSON been scooped up by a refuse lorry after falling asleep in a wheelie bin. But the force yesterday passed the inquiry to cold case detectives. Suffolk Police said: “The records relied upon are not comprehensive. Investigative inquiries identified the landfill site areas where Corrie was most likely to be. This does not rule out the possibility of him being elsewhere within that site or at another landfill site.” Det Supt Katie Elliott added: “There is one other site where we know the body was possibly taken. “But the area we searched is most likely to be where he is.” It means Corrie’s remains could be lost forever under 10,000 tons of rubbish at Milton, Cambs. Officers believe no third party was involved in the dad’s disappearance. The RAF Regiment gunner, 23, went missing in Bury St Edmunds in September 2016 after a night out. firstname.lastname@example.org 30 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Lag gift to woo RiRi A CONVICTED fraudster tried to woo Rihanna with champagne on day release from prison. Alex Hope, 29, set up five bank accounts in a £75,000 spree — instead of repaying cash as part of a confiscation order. He sent the champagne to the pop star’s table at a nightclub. At Southwark crown court, Hope, of Canary Wharf, East London, admitted perverting the course of justice and was jailed for 16 months. HEADS YOU LOSE Bar owner Nasir Khan, 32, died after shooting himself in the head while playing Russian roulette in New Delhi, India. 1GM STILL TO COME IN Sun Car OAP hit officer THE DAILY Ruffle a few feathers in fashionable frills STARTS PAGE 37 What have these two hunks got in common? PAGE 35 ++PLUS++ Dear Deidre – Page 36 l Letters and Mystic Meg – Page 41 l Puzzles – Page 43 A DRIVER who mowed down a Highways England officer then sped off was spared a road ban. Michael Woods, 70, stopped his truck after a warning light came on. But when Stuart Mackay offered help he hit him with the pick-up, leaving him unconscious, Portsmouth crown court heard. Woods, of Catherington, Hants, got nine points for careless driving and ABH but escaped a ban after saying he’d lose his job. BABY-CHASED “Baby-faced” suspect Miles Connors, 21, is being hunted in connection with 60 burglaries across 14 English counties. BASQUES, BABES A EXCLUSIVE by GEORGETTE CULLEY TUCKED away in a corner in a North London pub, a group of women huddle around a bottle of prosecco. They giggle as they show each other adorable pictures of their children and gush about their highearning husbands. With their polished nails, glossy hair and designer clothes, they look like any other group of yummy mummies on a night away from their little darlings. But looks can be deceiving. An hour later, they peel off their coats to reveal suspenders, stockings . . . and a great deal of themselves. Now they are at a secret female-only sex party in a Georgian townhouse, just a stone’s throw from Regent’s Park — and I have joined them in the guise of a shy newbie. The sound of champagne corks and corsets popping fills the room, and wedding rings glint in the candlelight. Welcome to Her Other Self — a monthly event thrown by private members’ club Skirt, which claims to cater for beautiful women only. On this evening’s evidence this seems true — nearly everyone has a gymhoned, size 10 frame and they are aged between 28 and 40. One of them jokes: “We are the Desperate House-Bis,” before plumping up her cleavage and winking at her friend. “We all do it but we don’t talk about it.” Behind her, a naked blonde lies on a white fur rug, a slice of lime between her red lips, offering herself to the room like a sacrificial animal. A brunette gently pours tequila over her breasts and thighs. A group of women surround her, like a pack of hyenas, arching their backs as they lick tequila off her body and nibble greedily at her. She writhes in pleasure. ‘My husband thinks I am at a spa weekend’ “Release your alter ego,” the brunette tells her, “Find your inner goddess.” I am only here for research — no one asks me what I do for a living — but with the women all looking amazing, for a moment, I consider getting involved in the action. On the periphery a woman is watching the seductive scene unfold while nervously twisting the key tied around her wrist — a bracelet given to new members on arrival to let “regulars” know it is their first time. Behind them, another group of women are playing spin the bottle and reading erotic poetry. The club, staffed exclusively by women, does wonders for your confidence. Several women compliment me on my corset and tell me they admire my boobs. One says I look “edible”. But of course the compliments have a purpose — they would much prefer to see my corset lying on the floor. Downstairs, five women are soaking in a free-standing bath in the wet room. In between rubbing each other’s breasts and planting kisses all over their bodies, they pause to sip champagne. A woman wearing a black basque lingers nervously at the doorway, debating whether to join them. “Jump in,” the women shout, beckoning her over. “I’ve only just had a baby,” she tells them. They help her to relax with words of encouragement and bombard her with an avalanche of compliments until she too is wearing nothing but her UNDIE-COVER wedding band. REPORTER . . . “My husband thinks I’m at a spa Sun’s Georgette weekend with the dressed for the girls,” she conSkirt Club party fesses, before stepping in with the others. “It’s a half truth, I guess.” They roar with laughter before eyeing each other up like hungry lionesses looking for their next meal. Next door, two double beds are pushed together. Both are occupied by entangled female couples. “It’s 50 shades of gay in here,” laughs one partygoer. “Some women are lesbians, bi-curious or bisexual but most are straight and married or in a rela- THIGH SOCIETY . . . the monthly parties let women get to know each other intimately 1GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... 31 AND A BUBBLY IN SECRET FEMALE SEX CLUB DRESS LESS FOR SUCCESS . . . a Skirt Club Instagram snap of its founder Geneviève LeJeune KEY SIGN . . . worn by first timers Desperate House Bis tionship. Some husbands know. Most don’t.” The sex soirees are held at sumptuous locations, usually in trendy penthouses or townhouses in quiet, affluent areas. The founder, Geneviève LeJeune, 37, set up the organisation after finding existing swinging parties a turn-off. She said: “Most of our members are married or have long-term partners, and Skirt Club is a place for them to have a wild night playing with other likeminded girls before going back to their grown-up lives.” From what I have witnessed tonight, this seems to be true. Everyone speaks highly of their partners or husbands. “It’s just escapism,” explains one woman, as she leads a naked redhead to a nearby bed. It is now midnight — but for these women, the night is just beginning. A petite burlesque dancer dressed as a nun shimmies through a room. She stops in the middle and slowly peels off her costume, revealing a gem-encrusted thong and sparkly nipple tassels. A 30-something woman appears in the doorway, giggling. “I’m a unicorn,” she beams, pointing at the pink, glittery horn on her head. She goes on to tell me “sex unicorn” is the term for a third person who dates a couple or indulges in threesomes. “It’s called that because it’s a mythical, magical role for someone who is up for anything,” she continues, pointing at her horn. Later, I find her breathless . . . and hornless — wearing nothing but an enchanted smile. In a bedroom downstairs, a dozen women twist and turn in delight, oscillate back and forth, kneading each other. Synchronized cries of ecstasy rise through the three-storey house. “It’s so liberating,” says a voyeur, sipping a cocktail. “We are more than just mums and housewives, bosses and employees.” A couple of members are following me around, pestering me to join in, but it is all just flirty and fun. There is no, ahem, hard sell. Nothing is ever done against your will. A few more hours and maybe they would have turned me. Fortunately, they accept that I am just the shy newbie I am posing as. I should be mortified by the orgy but the setting is so serene and the women all so beautiful that it does not feel at all seedy. It is now 3am and the strong smell of incense hangs in the air, masking the musk of sex. Flustered women with smeared lipstick crawl out of the bedrooms, their lingerie strewn over the floor. Tonight they have explored their sexuality and fulfilled a fantasy a million miles from their daily lives. Tomorrow they will be back to their other selves — respectable women who wave to their neighbours and exchange pleasantries about the weather. But for these few hours they have been free from the shackles of marriage and motherhood. Next month they will return and lose themselves all over again. WE LOVE SWINGERS . . . Instagram pic SKIRT CLUB: THE RULES SKIRT Club works just like a private members’ club. I clicked on its publicly available website and was asked to submit two full-length pictures and fill out a form detailing a few personal details, plus my sexua preferences. Approval, which isl free, took a couple of days, after which I was able to join forums women discussing the parties of and view the guide to etiquette and recommended style of outfit . Parties are generally once a month and held in London. There are sister Skirt Clubs in, among other cities, Paris, New York, Sydney and Berlin. Normal tickets cost £70 but a VIP one, including champagne and cocktails, is £90. The location was emailed to me a day beforehand, plus a secret password to say on the door. Phones are banned. The fun began at 9pm and finished just after 3am. DISCREET . . . London venue 32 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM tvguide Tuesday 6am Breakfast (S,HD) 9.15 Holding Back The Years With Angela Rippon. (R,S,HD) 10.00 Homes Under The Hammer Property auctions. (R,S,HD) 11.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming Documentary. (R,S,HD) 11.45 Claimed And Shamed (R,S,HD) 12.15 Bargain Hunt From Oswestry, Shropshire. (R,S,HD) 1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD) 1.30 Regional News (S) 1.45 Doctors Daniel is determined to support his transgender patient. (S,HD) 2.15 A Place To Call Home Henry and Sarah carry out the autopsy on Regina. (S,HD) 3.00 Escape To The Country Ginny Buckley tries to help a couple hoping to move to North Yorkshire. (S,HD) 3.45 Money For Nothing Upholsterer Ray Clarke tries to transform an unwanted pair of chairs. (S,HD) 4.30 Flog It! From Sandon Hall, Staffordshire. (R,S,HD) 5.15 Pointless Quiz show hosted by Alexander Armstrong. (R,S,HD) 6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD) 6.30 Regional News (S) 6am The Repair Shop (R,S,HD) 6.30 Money For Nothing (R,S,HD) 7.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S,HD) 8.00 Sign Zone: Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (R,S,SL,HD) 9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (S,HD) 11.00 BBC Newsroom Live (S,HD) 12.00 Daily Politics (S,HD) 1.00 The Super League Show (S) 1.45 Coast (R,S) 1.50 Gunga Din Action adventure starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1939) ✪✪✪✪✪ (B/W,S,HD) 3.40 Monty Halls’ Great Irish Escape Monty Halls monitors whales from the air. (R,S) 4.40 Blitz Cities Ricky Tomlinson explores the effect the Blitz had on Liverpool. (R,S,HD) 5.15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Antiques experts Christina Trevanion and Mark Stacey face off at an auction in Sevenoaks. (R,S,HD) 6.00 Eggheads Quiz show. (S,HD) 6.30 The Repair Shop Jay Blades and the team restore two teddy bears that share a love story, a Victorian lamppost, and a toy car powered by steam. (S,HD) 6am Good Morning Britain (S,HD) 8.30 Lorraine Simon Pegg chats about starring in Stephen Spielberg’s latest film, Ready Player One. (S,HD) 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show Guests air their differences. (S,HD) 10.30 This Morning Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby present celebrity chat and lifestyle features. (S,HD) 12.30 Loose Women Topical debate from a female perspective. (S,HD) 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S) 1.55 Regional News (S) 2.00 Judge Rinder Real-life cases in a studio courtroom. (S,HD) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal David and the team are in Llandudno, North Wales, where Michael Hogben is whisked off to the Wild West, Jan Keynes is moved by a heroic story, and a bronze generates interest. (R,S,HD) Followed by Local Weather 4.00 Tipping Point Quiz hosted by Ben Shephard. (S,HD) 5.00 The Chase Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh. (S,HD) 6.00 Regional News (S) 6.30 ITV Evening News (S) 6am Countdown (R,S,HD) 6.45 3rd Rock From The Sun (R,S) 7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond Two episodes. (R,S) 8.30 Frasier (R,S) 10.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA From California. (R,S) 11.00 Undercover Boss USA (R,S,HD) 12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD) 12.05 Come Dine With Me (R,S,HD) 1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers An Olympic football signed by the Team GB women. (R,S,HD) 2.10 Countdown (S,HD) 3.00 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away (R,S,HD) 4.00 A New Life In The Sun The first guests arrive at a Britrun gite in France. (S,HD) 5.00 Four In A Bed The owner of Halebarns House in Greater Manchester hopes to wow his guests. (R,S,HD) 5.30 Star Boot Sale Amy Childs from The Only Way Is Essex tries to raise money for charity. (S,HD) 6.00 The Simpsons Homer and Marge parody the action film Mr & Mrs Smith. (R,S) 6.30 Hollyoaks Shane and Simone have a heart to heart. (S,HD) JEALOUS OF ALL THE QUIZ SHOW WINNERS? 8m Lee Mack and Griff Rhys Jones Stand Up To Cancer on The Great Celebrity Bake Off 6am Milkshake! (HD) 9.15 The Wright Stuff (S,HD) 11.15 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away The officers chase a debt of almost £2,000 in parking fines. (R,S,HD) Then 5 News Lunchtime 12.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors A couple bring in their baby boy for a post-natal check-up. (R,S,HD) Followed by Access 1.15 Home and Away: Buried Alive (S,HD) 1.45 Neighbours (S,HD) 2.15 NCIS: Catching A Serial Killer A serial killer posts footage of his crimes online. (R,S) 3.15 Marriage Of Lies A woman is accused of being responsible for her husband’s disappearance, so sets out to prove her innocence. Mystery drama starring Virginia Williams. (2016) ✪✪ (S,HD) 5.00 5 News At 5 (R,S,HD) 5.30 Neighbours Elly jumps to the wrong conclusion when she sees Mark with a woman. (R,S,HD) 6.00 Home and Away: Buried Alive Alf awakens to find himself trapped under a concrete slab in the sinkhole. (R,S,HD) 6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD) 9pm Greg is left to pick up the pieces after his wife leaves in new drama Come Home 10pm Cathy decides to have a bonfire as the current series of the Mum comes to an end 7.30pm Dele Alli and England face Italy in a friendly encounter at Wembley Stadium 10pm Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie star as married assassins in Mr & Mrs Smith 7.00 The One Show Topical stories presented by Alex Jones and Matt Baker. (S,HD) 7.30 EastEnders Mitch charms his way back into Karen’s life – but not for long. Jack hires a new sports car to impress Mel and the Slaters are horrified by Mo’s latest fundraising efforts. (S,HD) Followed by BBC News 8.00 Holby City (13/52) Ollie faces a hard truth, Essie learns that discovering the truth comes at a high price, and in light of Jac’s abrupt departure, Frieda is left to pick up the pieces. (S,HD) 9.00 Come Home (1/3) Drama starring Paula Malcomson and Christopher Eccleston. When mother Marie mysteriously leaves the family home, the repercussions are enormous, but when secrets are revealed from the past, both Marie and her husband Greg realise they can’t just walk away from their lives. (S,HD) 10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD) 10.30 Regional News (S) 10.45 This Country (4/6) The vicar’s son returns to the village and has to readjust to rural life having lived in Bristol, while Kerry tries to give back to the community by visiting an elderly neighbour. (R,S,HD) 11.15 Tiredness, Tears And Tantrums: Diary Of A New Mum Annie Price discusses the trials and tribulations of the first six weeks of motherhood, including meeting a professional breastfeeding counsellor and learning infant first aid. (S,HD) Followed by Weather For The Week Ahead 12.20 -6am BBC News (S,HD) 7.00 Mountain: Life At The Extreme (1/3) The extraordinary animals and people who make their homes in mountain ranges around the world, beginning with the Rockies in North America. (R,S,HD) 8.00 Great Indian Railway Journeys (2/4) Michael Portillo travels from Jodhpur to Delhi, heading into the desert to take a camel ride to a village where life has changed little in centuries. (S,HD) 9.00 Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby (5/6) Giles Coren and Monica Galetti visit a hotel in South Africa that has been built into a 187foot tall former grain silo and which also incorporates a museum of contemporary art. They are challenged to wash the building’s 96 windows inside and out, and discover how staff have coped with the challenge of keeping the place clean in the wake of the worst drought to hit Cape Town in a century. (S,HD) 10.00 Mum (6/6) It is November and Cathy is having a bonfire. As Michael attempts to move on after the death of his mother, Cathy feels she needs to tell him something. Lesley Manville stars. (S,HD) 10.30 Newsnight Presented by Kirsty Wark. (S,HD) Followed by Weather 11.15 Reggie Yates: Searching For Grenfell’s Lost Lives The presenter meets families and friends of people who died in the Grenfell fire, to gain an understanding of the disaster’s victims as people and as members of a community. (R,S,HD) 12.15 David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities (R,S,HD) 12.45 Sign Zone: MasterChef (R,S,SL) 1.45-2.45am Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby (R,S,SL) 7.00 C4 News (S,HD) 7.00 Elizabeth: Our Queen 7.00 Emmerdale 8.00 The Great Celebrity Bake Off (8/8) A look at Elizabeth II’s life Tracy is furious as she suspects For Stand Up To Cancer since the start of the decade, that Priya and David are together. (4/5) Presenters Noel Fielding including celebrations for her Ross is pushed to the limit when and Sandi Toksvig welcome Diamond Jubilee year in 2012. an encounter with a woman in the comedian Lee Mack, writer and (S,HD) Then 5 News Update pub turns out to be a cruel joke. actor Griff Rhys Jones, TV 8.00 Secrets Of The National Trust Bernice clashes with Daz. (S,HD) presenter Melanie Sykes and With Alan Titchmarsh 7.30 International Football comedian Joe Lycett to the (5/12) The host visits Cragside, a England v Italy. Kick-off at 8.00. famous tent. (S,HD) Victorian estate in Mark Pougatch is joined by Lee 9.15 Seven Year Switch Northumberland, and the most Dixon, Ian Wright and Slaven Bilic (4/6) As the bonds between the innovative property in the to present coverage of the friendly National Trust’s collection. (S,HD) switched couples strengthen, match from Wembley Stadium, as Followed by 5 News Update therapist Lee Valls drops a England continue their 9.00 Britain’s Wild Rivers bombshell when he reveals preparations for the 2018 World (4/8) From Scottish lochs and pictures of what their real-life Cup. With the tournament in golden reed beds, to southern partners have been up to Russia only a few months away, during their time apart. Some of swamps and back-garden ponds, Gareth Southgate will see this the photos send shockwaves Britain is spotted with wild watery encounter as an ideal opportunity across the group. In particular, corners that may rarely be to assess some of the members a photo of George’s wife explored, but are some of the in his squad, and potentially play Michelle – who George thinks is most bio-diverse places in the one or two players who have sunbathing naked with her switch country. Cameras examine some previously been on the fringe of of their wildlife, including beavers, partner Tom. (S,HD) contention, but looking to force grass snakes, dragonflies and 10.20 Gogglebox their way into his plans. With starlings. (S,HD) The biggest and best TV moments commentary by Clive Tyldesley of the week get a grilling, including 10.00 Mr & Mrs Smith and Glenn Hoddle. (S,HD) Seven Year Switch, the Winter An outwardly bored suburban 10.15 ITV News (S) couple lead double lives as Paralympics, Jane McDonald & 10.50 Regional News (S) professional assassins, both Friends, The Andrew Marr Show, 11.05 International Football unaware of their partner’s secret. The World’s Ugliest Pets and Highlights When they are hired to kill each MAKE! Craft Britain. (R,S,HD) England v Italy. Action from the 11.25 Before We Die other, the deadly situation puts friendly match at Wembley some much-needed excitement (10/10) Blanka finds the film of a Stadium, where England back into their stale relationship. tortured Sven on Davor’s continued their preparations for this summer’s World Cup Comedy adventure starring Brad computer and realises that in Russia. (S,HD) Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Vince Christian’s life is in danger, 12.05 Play To The Whistle Alan while Hanna receives a decisive Vaughn. (2005) ✪✪✪ (S,HD) Shearer, James Anderson and text. In Swedish. (HD) 12.20 A Walk Among The 12.35 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares Tombstones An ex cop helps a Jimmy Carr join team captains Frank Lampard and Bradley Walsh USA Gordon Ramsay visits Mill drug trafficker find the men who for the sports-based comedy Street Bistro in Norwalk, Ohio. murdered his wife, and discovers panel show hosted by Holly (R,S) 1.25 World Of Weird a link to several previous killings. Willoughby. (R,S,HD) 12.55 (R,S,HD) 2.20 Russian Spy Thriller with Liam Neeson. (2014) ✪✪✪ (S,HD) 2.20 SuperCasino Assassins: The Salisbury Attack Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. (HD) 4.00 Britain’s Greatest 3.00 Loose Women. Topical (R,S) 3.15 The Question Jury. Bridges (R,S,SL,HD) 4.45 House debate from a female perspective. Quiz show. (R,S,HD) 4.10 George Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10 Great (R,HD) 3.50 Nightscreen (HD) Clarke’s Amazing Spaces Artists (R,S,SL) 5.35-6am (R,S,HD) 5.05-6am Coast Vs 5.05-6am The Jeremy Kyle Show. Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL) Country (R,S,HD) Talk show. (R,S,SL,HD) FILMS ✪✪✪✪✪ Brilliant ✪✪✪✪ Very Good ✪✪✪ Good ✪✪ Not Bad ✪ Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Deﬁnition Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT 6am The Dog Whisperer (R,HD) 7.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue (R,S) 8.00 Motorway Patrol (R,S) 9.00 Road Wars (R,S) 10.00 Warehouse 13 Two people loosely linked to the same hotel are killed. (R,S,HD) 11.00 Forever Henry and Jo investigate the murder of a museum employee. (R,S,HD) 12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles The team tries to locate the suspects during an eventful trip to Moscow. (R,S,HD) 1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Two episodes. McGarrett and Kono suspect a girl may be the victim of a sextrafficking ring. Then, Rachel tells Danny that she is getting a divorce from Stan. (R,S,HD) 3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles A DEA agent asks the team for help. (R,S,HD) 4.00 Stargate SG-1 The Goa’uld captures the team. (R,S) 5.00 The Simpsons Homer becomes the target of a murderer. (R,S,HD) 5.30 Futurama Double bill. Bender discovers he has a mortal manufacturing defect. Then, the Professor invents a one-way time machine. (R,S,HD) ARE YOU GONNA BINGO? 8pm The18+. Flash meets a powerful woman he hopes will join the fight against DeVoe 6.30 The Simpsons (12, 13 & 14/22) Three episodes. Lisa is offered a college scholarship. Next, a glamorous Hollywood star visits Springfield. Then, Krusty agrees to run for Congress. (R,S,HD) 8.00 The Flash (14/23) DeVoe goes after the remaining metas, but Barry meets a powerful woman who might just help to stop him. Meanwhile, Ralph starts to fear for his life. (HD) 9.00 The Blacklist (13/22) Liz is given Tom’s personal effects, which hands her a major clue about her husband’s killers, while Red tips off the task force about a murderous band of vigilantes. (HD) 10.00 The Late Late Show With James Corden: Best Of The Week Highlights of the talk show, featuring celebrity interviews, music and comedy sketches. (HD) 11.00 The Force: Essex (8/10) A man threatens officers after being thrown out of a club, while police chase a fleeing car and a driver’s quick errand ends in disaster. (R,S,HD) 12.00 Ross Kemp: Extreme World Ross investigates cattle rustling gangs in Madagascar. (R,S,HD) 1.00 Brit Cops: Law & Disorder. The work of the City of London Police. (R,S) 2.00 Most Shocking (R,S) 3.00 The Force: Essex. Documentary. (R,S,HD) 4.00 It’s Me Or The Dog (R,S) 5.00-6am Futurama (R,S,HD) REGIONAL VARIATIONS S4C 6am Cyw 12noon Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 12.05pm Dudley Ar Daith 12.30 Gornest Y Gacen Penblwydd 1.30 Only Men Aloud 2.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 3.05 John Ac Alun 3.30 Popeth Ar Ffilm 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Pigo Dy Drwyn 5.30 Gwboi A Twm Twm 5.45 Fi 6.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 6.05 04 Wal 6.30 Rownd A Rownd 7.00 Heno 7.30 Pobol Y Cwm 8.00 Cefn Gwlad 9.00 Newyddion 9 A’r Tywydd 6am Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize 7.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 Sky Sports Daily 11.30 Sportswomen 12.00 Sky Sports News 4.00 LIVE ATP Masters Tennis. The Miami Open. 8.25 LIVE International Football Spain v Argentina. Kick-off at 8.30. The friendly match at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. 10.30 In Camp With Joseph Parker 11.00 Sk Sports News 1.00 LIVE WWE Late Night Smackdown. Spectacular wrestling action. 3.00-6am Sky Sports News SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE 6am Soccer AM: The Best Bits 6.30 PL Greatest Games 7.00 PL Legends 8.00 PL Greatest Games 9.00 Premier League 100 Club 9.30 PL Legends 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 PL Greatest Games 12.00 Premier League 100 Club 12.30 PL Greatest Games 1.00 Premier League 100 Club 2.00 PL Best Goals 93/94 3.00 PL Years 5.00 PL Greatest Games 6.00 PL Best Goals 93/94 7.00 Best PL Goals: Season So Far 7.30 Premier League 100 Club Sergio Aguero. 8.00 Gary Neville’s Soccerbox 9.00 Best PL Goals: Manchester Derby 9.30 Best PL Goals: Newcastle Vs Liverpool 10.00 Premier League 100 Club Wayne Rooney. 10.30 The Debate Discussion on the latest news. 11.30 Class Of ’92: Full Time Documentary. 12.30 PL 100 Club 1.00 The Debate 2.00 PL Legends 3.00 The Debate 4.00 PL Best Goals 5.00-6am PL Legends 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 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 9.30 MLS Round-Up Show 10.00 Football’s Greatest Players 11.00 One2Eleven 11.30 SPFL Greatest Games 12.00 MLS Round-Up Show 12.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 1.00 La Liga Icons 2.00 MLS Round-Up Show 2.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 3.00 Football’s Greatest Players 3.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 4.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games 4.30 La Liga Greatest Games 5.00 Football Years 5.30 Football Countdowns 6.00 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 6.30 MLS Round-Up Show 7.00 Ronaldo: A Sensational Season 7.30 Magical Messi 8.25 LIVE International Football Spain v Argentina. Kick-off at 8.30. 10.30 The Debate 11.30 La Liga World 12.00 MLS Round-Up Show 12.30 La Liga Icons 1.00 One2Eleven 1.30 SPFL Greatest Games 2.00 MLS Round-Up Show 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 TONIGHT’S PICKS Come Home BBC1, 9pm RAW, powerful and surprisingly funny, this new three-part Belfastbased drama sees mum Marie desert her family. Stars Kerri Quinn and Christopher Eccleston. Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer, C4, 8pm TONIGHT’S episode is bound to bring the laughs as comedians Lee Mack and Joe Lycett, Melanie Sykes and Griff Rhys Jones battle it out in the tent. England v Italy ITV, 7.30pm WITH World Cup squad places up for grabs, could it be the chance for Marcus Rashford to showcase his talent at this Wembley friendly? Mum BBC2, 10pm IT’S Bonfire Night and those following Cathy and Michael’s will-theywon’t-they relationship will be on the edge of their seats for tonight’s series finale. FREE with un Severy THE Saturday SPEND £10 AND GET A GUARANTEED PRIZE EVERY DAY SKY SPORTS ACTION ARE YOU GONNA BINGO? 6am Boxing Gold 7.00 AJ: Perfect 20 7.30 The Gloves Are Off: AJ Vs Parker 8.00 Boxing Gold 9.00 Fight Night 11.00 Racing News 11.30 AJ: Perfect 20 12.00 The Gloves Are Off: AJ Vs Parker 12.30 Fighting AJ 12.50 Boxing Gold 1.30 AJ: Perfect 20 2.00 The Gloves Are Off: AJ Vs Parker 2.30 Fighting AJ 2.45 Boxing Gold 3.00 Fight Night 5.00 WWE Smackdown 7.00 Sportswomen 7.30 AJ: Perfect 20 8.00 Fighting AJ 8.30 Sportswomen 9.00 Super Fight Series 10.00 WWE Late Night Raw 1.00 In Camp With Joseph Parker 1.30 AJ: Perfect 20 2.00 LIVE ATP Masters Tennis. The Miami Open. 4.00 In Camp With Joseph Parker 4.30 AJ: Perfect 20 5.00-6am Super Fight Series SKY SPORTS ARENA 6am Sporting Greats 7.00 WWE Smackdown Hlts 8.00 ATP Masters Tennis 9.00 Super League Fulltime 9.30 ATP Masters Tennis 10.30 Super League Fulltime 11.00 ATP Masters Tennis 12.00 Sporting Records 12.30 Super League Fulltime 1.00 ATP Masters Tennis 2.00 Sporting Greats 2.30 Su er League Fulltime 3.00 ATP Masters Tennis 4.00 LIVE ATP Masters Tennis. The Miami Open. 12.00 In Camp With Joseph Parker 12.30 AJ: Perfect 20 1.00 LIVE WWE Late Night Smackdown. Wrestling action. 3.00 Super Fight Series 4.00 Sporting Records 5.00 WWE From The Vault 5.30-6am WWE Slam City BT SPORT 1 6am 30 For 30 8.00 ESPN Films: The Little Master 9.00 30 For 30 4.00 ESPN Films: The Announcement 5.30 Sport in Focus 5.45 LIVE International Football. England U21 v Ukraine U21. Kick-off at 6.00. 8.15 30 For 30 12.15 30 For 30 Shorts 12.30 LIVE WTA Tennis. The second quarterfinal of the Miami Open. 2.30 World Sailing 5.00 The Outdoor Sports Show 5.30-6am National League Highlights BT SPORT 2 6am Classic MOTD: Thrillers 7.00 A-League Highlights 8.00 Classic Premier League 1.00 National League Highlights 1.30 Premiership Rugby Highlights 4.00 A-League Highlights 5.00 International Football 6.30 The Manager 7.00 The Manager 7.30 LIVE International Football. Germany v Brazil. Kick-off at 7.45. 9.45 UFC Reloaded 12.15 Toyota AFL Highlights 12.45 30 For 30 Shorts 1.00 LIVE NBA. Miami Heat v Cleveland Cavaliers. Tip-off at 1.00. 3.30 National League Highlights 4.00 Fishing 5.00 Mobil 1: The Grid 5.30-6am UEFA Champions League Magazine BT SPORT 3 6am Classic Premier League 6.30 Fishing 7.30 The Outdoor Sports Show 8.00 World Sailing 8.30 A-League 11.30 AFL 1.30 AFL 3.30 NBA Inside Stuff 4.00 WTA Tennis 6.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. The Miami Open. 8.00 National League Highlights 8.30 Irish Rally Review 9.00 AFL Highlights 9.30 Premiership Rugby Highlights 12.00 International Football 3.00-6am Classic Premier League 9.30 Y Byd Ar Bedwar 10.00 Band Cymru 2018 11.00-11.35pm Pobol Y Rhondda BBC ONE WALES As main BBC ONE except: 10.40pm NEW Hayley 11.10 This Country 11.40 Tiredness, Tears And Tantrums: Diary Of A New Mum 12.40am Weather For The Week Ahead 12.45-6am BBC News BBC TWO WALES As main BBC TWO except: 4.45pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 5.30-6pm X-Ray ARE YOU GONNA BINGO? sunbingo.co.uk Promo ends 08/04/2018. Min spend £10 to enter £10K daily draw to win cash or bonus prizes. All qualiﬁed players will win a prize. Bonus is non withdrawable & valid for 3 days. 1 entry per player per draw. T&Cs apply. https://www.sunbingo.co.uk/promotions 33 34 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM tvguide Tuesday FREEVIEW FIVE STAR HOTEL, E4, 10pm Our favourite reality stars are still combining fun in the sun with running a Greek hotel, but there is trouble looming on the horizon as Spencer and James lock horns. BBC FOUR freeview 9 7pm Beyond 100 Days 7.30 Danny Baker Rocks The Eighties (A Bit). With performances by the Clash, Pretenders and Ivor Cutler. 8.00 Immortal Egypt With Joann Fletcher. How Egypt’s enemies exploited its internal strife. 9.00 How Quizzing Got Cool: TV’s Brains Of Britain. Ben Miller traces the origins of Britain’s serial quizzers. 10.00 The Prosecutors: Real Crime And Punishment 11.00 Elegance And Decadence: The Age Of The Regency 12.00 Treasures Of Ancient Egypt 1.00 Top Of The Pops: 1982 1.30 Danny Baker Rocks The Eighties (A Bit) 2.00 How Quizzing Got Cool: TV’s Brains Of Britain 3.00-4am And Then There Were None ITV2 freeview 6 Satellite & Digital E4 freeview 28 6am The Planet’s Funniest Animals 6.20 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 7.10 Who’s Doing The Dishes? 7.55 Emmerdale 8.20 Coronation Street 9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.20 The Bachelor 11.15 The Big Soap Quiz: Coronation Street Vs Emmerdale 12.15 Emmerdale 12.45 Coronation Street 1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 4.50 Judge Rinder 5.50 Take Me Out 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 8.00 Two And A Half Men 9.00 FILM The Break-Up. Comedy drama starring Jennifer Aniston. (2006) 11.10 Family Guy 12.10 American Dad! 1.10 Celebrity Juice 2.10 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 2.20 Teleshopping 5.50-6am Nightscreen 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 NineNine 5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 Extreme Cake Makers 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 Tattoo Fixers: Most Shocking. Alice helps Amy say adios to a preposterous proposal. 10.00 Five Star Hotel 11.05 The Big Bang Theory 12.00 First Dates 1.05 Five Star Hotel 2.05 Tattoo Fixers: Most Shocking 3.00 Gogglebox 3.50 First Dates Abroad 4.15-6am Rules Of Engagement 6am Classic Coronation Street 6.50 Heartbeat 7.55 The Royal 8.55 Judge Judy 10.20 Inspector Morse 12.35 The Royal 1.40 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic Coronation Street 3.50 On The Buses 4.50 You’re Only Young Twice 5.20 Rising Damp 5.55 Heartbeat 7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Midsomer Murders 10.00 Scott & Bailey 12.05 A Touch Of Frost 2.00 Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping 8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 11.35 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come Dine With Me 4.50 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 5.55 Kirstie And Phil’s Love It Or List It 6.55 The Secret Life Of The Zoo 7.55 Grand Designs 9.00 24 Hours In A&E 10.00 Return Of The Black Death: Secret History 11.10 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown 12.10 Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners 1.15 24 Hours In A&E 2.15 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 3.15-3.50am 8 Out Of 10 Cats ITV3 freeview 10 ITV4 freeview 24 6am The Chase 6.45 Pawn Stars 7.30 Ironside 8.30 Quincy ME 9.35 Minder 10.35 The Saint 11.40 The Avengers 12.45 Ironside 1.50 Quincy ME 2.55 Minder 4.00 The Saint 5.05 The Avengers 6.10 Storage Wars 7.05 Pawn Stars 8.00 World Superbike Highlights 9.00 FILM Cliffhanger (1993) 11.15 FILM Driven To Kill (2009) 1.10 Fifth Gear 2.10 Ax Men 3.00-6am Teleshopping MORE4 freeview 14 5STAR freeview 30 8am Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops 8.25 Dance Moms 9.10 Last Man Standing 10.05 The Fresh Prince 11.05 On Benefits: The Bargain Queen 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 6.00 Neighbours 6.30 Home And Away: Buried Alive 7.00 Last Man Standing 8.00 Car Crash TV 9.00 FILM There’s Something About Mary (1998) 11.30 FILM The Back-up Plan (2010) 1.45-3.45am FILM Footloose (1984) PICK freeview 11 6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Motorway Patrol 8.00 Police Force: Australia 9.00 Without A Trace 10.00 Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00 Haven 1.00 To Catch A Smuggler: JFK Airport 2.00 House 3.00 Police Force: Australia 4.00 Border Security: Canada’s Front Line 5.00 Animal House 6.00 Warehouse 13 7.00 FILM Babylon 5: In The Beginning (1998) 9.00 A Haunting 11.00 Caught On Dashcam 12.00 Air Ambulance ER 1.00 The Force: Manchester 2.00 Police 10/7 3.00 Road Wars 4.00 Motorway Patrol 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare DAVE freeview 12 REALLY freeview 17 6am Fantasy Homes By The Sea 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Escape To The Country 9.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea 10.00 DIY SOS 11.00 Countryside 999 12.00 Antiques Road Trip 1.00 Escape To The Country 2.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea 3.00 Countryside 999 4.00 Most Haunted 5.00 Ghost Adventures 6.00 Antiques Road Trip 8.00 DIY SOS 9.00 Secret Eaters 10.00 Murder Made Me Famous 11.00 Women Behind Bars 12.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner 1.00 Crime Stories 2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner 4.50 Women Behind Bars 5.35-6am My Favourite Garden YESTERDAY freeview 19 6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00 Coast 10.00 Scotland’s Murder Mysteries 11.00 Castle Builders 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You 2.00 Planet Earth 3.00 Coast 4.00 Scotland’s Murder Mysteries 5.00 Castle Builders 6.00 Hidden Traces 7.00 Deep Wreck Mysteries 8.00 Full Steam Ahead 9.00 One Foot In The Grave 11.00 The Best Of Tommy Cooper 1.00 Tales Of Irish Castles 2.00 Pointless 3.00-6am Teleshopping SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32 5USA freeview 21 6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10 American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters 10.00 American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 Impossible Engineering 4.00 World’s Most Dangerous Roads 5.00 The Best Of Top Gear 7.00 Cop Car Workshop 8.00 Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish 9.00 Room 101 11.00 Live At The Apollo 12.00 QI XL 1.00 QI 1.40 Would I Lie To You? At Christmas 2.20 Mock The Week 3.00 Suits 4.00-6am Teleshopping 6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Mother’s Suspicion (2016) 11.10 FILM Deadly Honeymoon (2010) 1.10 FILM Mermaids (1990) 3.30 FILM Cinderella Man (2005) 6.40 Sony Movie News Extra 6.50 FILM After Earth (2013) 9.00 FILM The American (2010) 11.15 FILM Kiss The Girls (1997) 1.45 FILM Contract To Kill (2016) 3.50 Sony Movie News Extra 4.00 FILM The Forger (2012) 5.50-6am Sony Movie News Extra GOLD 8.30 Life In Pieces 9.00 Live At The Apollo. Russell Kane hosts, with guests Roisin Conaty and Nick Helm. 10.00 Michael McIntyre: Hello Wembley! 11.00 The Chris Ramsey Show 11.30 Impractical Jokers 12.30 Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central 1.00 The Daily Show 1.30 South Park 4.15 Two And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping 6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law & Order 2.00 NCIS 9.00 The Disappearance. The mystery behind the disappearance finally becomes clear. Last in the series. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2.00 Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping 6.10am Supernanny US 7.00 Celebrity MasterChef 8.00 Tipping Point 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Inside The Ambulance 12.00 Tipping Point 1.00 Supernanny US 2.00 Who Do You Think You Are? USA 3.00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 5.00 Tipping Point 7.00 My Dream Home 8.00 Inside The Ambulance 9.00 Who Do You Think You Are? USA. With actress Julie Bowen. 10.00 999 Rescue Squad 11.00 Rent A Cop: Christmas Special 11.40 EastEnders 12.20 David Beckham Into The Unknown 1.20 Doctor Who 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping 6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaskan Bush People 8.00 Tony Robinson’s D-Day To Victory 9.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00 Fast N’ Loud Revved Up 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold Rush 5.00 The Somme: The First 24 Hours 6.00 Wheeler Dealers 8.00 Gold Rush: Legends. Following Parker Schnabel’s career. 9.00 Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail 10.00 Gold Rush: White Water 11.00 Fast N’ Loud 12.00 Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail 1.00 How It’s Made 3.00 Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail 3.50 Gold Rush: White Water 4.40 Gold Rush 5.30-6am How It’s Made 6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Catch A Contractor 9.35 Chicago PD 10.20 Law & Order 11.20 NCIS: New Orleans 1.10 NCIS 2.10 Chicago PD 3.10 Law & Order 5.05 CSI: NY 7.00 NCIS 9.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11.55 Taken 12.55 CSI: NY 2.50 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping ENTERTAINMENT SKY ATLANTIC 6am The British 7.00 Urban Secrets 8.00 Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets 9.00 The West Wing 11.00 House 1.00 Without A Trace 2.00 Blue Bloods 3.00 The West Wing 5.00 House 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A student is found dead. 8.00 Blue Bloods. Danny puts his family in danger. 9.00 Here And Now. Audrey makes a pitch to a wealthy friend. 10.10 Divorce. Frances finds out that Robert has a new woman in his life. 10.45 Crashing. Pete attempts to be supportive when a fellow comic gets a big break. 11.20 SMILF 12.30 Dexter 3.00 Without A Trace 4.00-6am The West Wing SKY LIVING 6am Motorway Patrol 7.00 Highway Patrol 7.30 Border Patrol 8.00 UK Border Force 9.00 Criminal Minds 10.00 Cold Case 11.00 The Biggest Loser: Australia 12.00 Obese: A Year To Save My Life USA 1.00 Air Rescue 2.00 Stop, Search, Seize 3.00 Nothing To Declare 5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 6.00 Air Rescue 7.00 The Real A&E 8.00 Elementary. A private investigator is murdered. 9.00 Chicago Fire. Casey and Dawson suspect a husband of abusing his wife. 10.00 How To Get Away With Murder. Damaging details are revealed about a key witness. 11.00 Criminal Minds. A copycat killer strikes in Virginia. 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A woman’s body is found underneath a prison bus. 1.00 Cold Case 2.00 Grey’s Anatomy 3.00 Motorway Patrol 4.00 Nothing To Declare 5.00-6am The Biggest Loser: Australia FOX 8am Monk 9.00 Body Of Proof 11.00 The Mentalist 1.00 Body Of Proof 3.00 The Mentalist 5.00 NCIS 9.00 Family Guy. Double bill. 10.00 American Dad! 11.00 Family Guy 12.00 American Dad! 1.00 Family Guy 2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy 4.00 American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping 7.30am The Piglet Files 8.00 Waiting For God 8.40 Goodnight Sweetheart 9.20 Last Of The Summer Wine 11.20 One Foot In The Grave 12.00 My Hero 12.40 Dinnerladies 2.00 As Time Goes By 2.40 Waiting For God 3.20 My Hero 4.00 Last Of The Summer Wine 6.00 As Time Goes By 6.40 Dad’s Army 8.00 Dinnerladies. Two episodes. 9.20 Gavin & Stacey. The newlyweds begin leading separate lives. 10.00 Live At The Apollo. With Adam Hills, Michelle Wolf and Jamali Maddix. 11.00 Gimme Gimme Gimme 12.20 Vic Reeves Big Night Out 12.55 Live At The Apollo 1.55 Gimme Gimme Gimme 2.30 Harry Hill’s TV Burp 3.20 Vic Reeves Big Night Out 4.00-6am Teleshopping COMEDY CENTRAL 8am Scrubs 9.00 My Name Is Earl 10.00 Friends 1.00 Impractical Jokers 1.55 Friends 4.00 8 Simple Rules 5.00 Friends 8.00 The Middle W UNIVERSAL DISCOVERY MOVIES SKY CINEMA PREMIERE 6am Monster Family: Special 6.30 The GadgetGang! In Outer Space (U, 2017) Animated adventures. ★★★ 8.00 Going In Style (12, 2017) Comedy. ★★★ 9.40 Despicable Me 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ★★★ 11.20 Whisky Galore! (PG, 2016) Comedy. ★★★ 1.10 The Beguiled (15, 2017) Drama. ★★★★ 2.55 The GadgetGang! In Outer Space (U, 2017) Animated adventures. ★★★ 4.30 Despicable Me 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ★★★ 6.10 Whisky Galore! (PG, 2016) Comedy. ★★★ 8.00 Going In Style (12, 2017) Comedy. ★★★ 9.45 The Beguiled (15, 2017) Drama. ★★★★ 11.30 Eat Locals (15, 2017) Horror. ★★★ 1.20 Pawno (18, 2015) Comedy. ★★★ 3.00 The Top Ten Show 2018 3.20 My Feral Heart (12, 2016) Indie. ★★★★ 5.00 Monster Family: Special 5.30-6am Moana: Special SKY CINEMA COMEDY 6.15am The Top Ten Show 2018 6.35 Sadie’s Last Days On Earth (12, 2016) Comedy starring Morgan Taylor Campbell. ★★★ 8.15 The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (15, 1988) Comedy. ★★★★★ 9.50 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (12, 2000) Comedy with George Clooney. ★★★★ 11.45 Monster Family: Special 12.15 Get Him To The Greek (15, 2010) ★★★ 2.15 The Boss (15, 2016) Comedy. ★★★ 4.05 Billy Madison (12, 1995) Comedy. ★★★ 5.45 Knocked Up (15, 2007) Comedy. ★★★★ 8.00 Get Him To The Greek (15, 2010) Comedy starring Russell Brand. ★★★ 10.00 The Boss (15, 2016) Comedy. ★★★ 11.45 Superbad (15, 2007) Comedy. ★★★★ 1.45 The Love Guru (12, 2008) Comedy. ★ 3.20 Bowfinger (12, 1999) Comedy. ★★★★ 5.05-7am Robin Hood: Men In Tights (PG, 1993) Mel Brooks comedy with Cary Elwes. ★★ RADIO RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1 SKY CINEMA ACTION 6am Armageddon (12, 1998) ★★★ 8.35 Babylon AD (12, 2008) Sci-fi adventure. ★★ 10.15 After Earth (12, 2013) Sci-fi adventure. ★★ 12.00 Transformers: The Last Knight (12, 2017) Sci-fi action adventure. ★★★ 2.40 The Bourne Identity (12, 2002) ★★★★ 4.40 Hancock (12, 2008) Comedy. ★★★ 6.20 Babylon AD (12, 2008) Sci-fi adventure. ★★ 8.00 Transformers: The Last Knight (12, 2017) Sci-fi action adventure. ★★★ 10.45 Hancock (12, 2008) Comedy. ★★★ 12.30 Bloodsport (18, 1988) Adventure. ★★ 2.10 Death Warrant (18, 1990) Thriller. ★★★ 3.45 Cyborg (18, 1989) Sci-fi adventure. ★★ 5.15-6am Sky Cinema Preview SKY CINEMA ANIMATION 6.50am Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (U, 2009) ★★★ 8.25 Ice Age: Collision Course (U, 2016) Animated sequel. ★★ 10.10 The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) Animated adventure featuring the voice of Louis CK. ★★★★ 11.45 Mune: Guardian Of The Moon (PG, 2014) Animated fantasy adventure. ★★★★ 1.20 Rock Dog (PG, 2016) Animation. ★★★ 3.00 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (U, 2009) Animated comedy adventure. ★★★ 4.40 Ice Age: Collision Course (U, 2016) ★★ 6.20 The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) ★★★★ 8.00 Monster Family (PG, 2017) Animation. ★★★ 9.40 Rock Dog (PG, 2016) Animation. ★★★ 11.15 Mune: Guardian Of The Moon (PG, 2014) Animated fantasy adventure. ★★★★ 12.50 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side Of Dimensions (PG, 2016) Animated adventure. ★★★★ 3.10 Monster Family (PG, 2017) Animation. ★★★ 4.50-6.30am Top Cat Begins (U, 2015) ★★ SKY CINEMA DRAMA 6am The Stanford Prison Experiment (15, 2015) Fact-based drama. ★★★★ 8.10 Blind (15, 2017) Romantic drama. ★★★ RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3 6.30am Nick Grimshaw 10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45 Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 Jordan North 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 Jordan North 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 The 8th 11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00 Annie Nightingale 3.00 Comedy: Scott & Chris 4.00-6.30am Adele Roberts 6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00 Composer Of The Week: Gesualdo 1.00 News 1.02 Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 5.00 In Tune 7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert 10.00 Free Thinking Festival 10.45 The Essay: Is Music A Civilising Force? 11.00 Late Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night 6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine 2.00 Steve Wright In The Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo 7.00 Jamie Cullum 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 Blood On The Tracks 11.00 Nigel Ogden: The Organist Entertains 11.30 Listen To The Band 12.00 Sounds Of The 80s (R) 2.00 Radio 2 Playlist 5.00-6.30am Nicki Chapman 6am Today 8.30 LW: Yesterday In Parliament 9.00 The Public Philosopher 9.45 The Channel 9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman’s Hour 11.00 The Vet With Two Brains 11.30 What A Performance 12.00 News; LW: Shipping Forecast 12.04 Home Front 12.15 Call You And RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2 RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4 10.05 Miracles From Heaven (12, 2016) ★★★ 12.05 Made Of Honor (12, 2008) Comedy. ★★ 1.55 A Street Cat Named Bob (12, 2016) ★★★★ 3.45 Viceroy’s House (12, 2017) ★★★★ 5.45 Dead Poets Society (PG, 1989) ★★★★ 8.00 A Street Cat Named Bob (12, 2016) ★★★★ 9.45 Viceroy’s House (12, 2017) ★★★★ 11.45 The Back-up Plan (12, 2010) ★★★ 1.35 Frank & Lola (18, 2016) Thriller. ★★★★ 3.10-6am A Passage To India (PG, 1984) Period drama with Judy Davis. ★★★★★ SKY CINEMA HITS 6.05am Money Monster (15, 2016) ★★★ 7.45 Hungry Hearts (15, 2014) Drama. ★★ 9.45 Red Dog: The Early Years (12, 2016) Family drama with Levi Miller and Jason Isaacs. ★★★★ 11.20 Inferno (12, 2016) Thriller. ★★★ 1.25 Get Out (15, 2017) Horror. ★★★★★ 3.15 The Birth Of A Nation (15, 2016) ★★★★ 5.20 Date Night (15, 2010) Comedy. ★★★ 6.55 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (12, 2017) Fantasy drama with Charlie Hunnam. ★★★ 9.00 The Mummy (15, 2017) Adventure. ★★ 11.00 Get Out (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★★★ 12.45 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (15, 2016) War drama starring Joe Alwyn. ★★★ 2.50 K-Shop (18, 2016) Horror. ★★★ 5.00-7am Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (PG, 2004) Comedy. ★★★ SKY CINEMA GREATS 8.30am Minority Report (12, 2002) ★★★★ 10.55 AI: Artificial Intelligence (12, 2001) Sci-fi drama starring Haley Joel Osment. ★★★★ 1.20 The Sugarland Express (PG, 1974) ★★★★ 3.20 1941 (PG, 1979) Comedy. ★★★ 5.20 Amistad (15, 1997) Drama. ★★★ 8.00 Minority Report (12, 2002) ★★★★ 10.30 AI: Artificial Intelligence (12, 2001) Sci-fi drama starring Haley Joel Osment. ★★★★ 1.00 Saving Private Ryan (15, 1998) ★★★★★ 4.00-6.30am Hook (U, 1991) Fantasy. ★★★ Yours 12.57 Weather 1.00 The World At One 1.45 Encounters (R) 2.00 The Archers (R) 2.15 Drama: A History Of Paper 3.00 Short Cuts 3.30 Costing The Earth 4.00 The Funeral Singer 4.30 A Good Read 5.00 PM; LW: Shipping Forecast 5.57 Weather 6.00 News 6.30 Love In Recovery (R) 7.00 The Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45 Judas 8.00 The Brexit Lab 8.40 In Touch 9.00 Inside Health 9.30 The Public Philosopher (R) 10.00 The World Tonight 10.45 Book At Bedtime: Reservoir 13 11.00 Rude Not To 11.30 Today In Parliament 12.00 News And Weather 12.30 The Channel (R) 12.48 Shipping Forecast 1.00 As BBC World Service 5.20 Shipping Forecast 5.30 News Briefing; Prayer For The Day 5.45 Farming Today 5.58-6am Tweet Of The Day SKY CINEMA DISNEY 6.05am Brother Bear (U, 2003) ★★★ 7.35 101 Dalmatians (U, 1996) ★★★ 9.25 Moana (PG, 2016) ★★★★ 11.15 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (U, 2001) Animation. ★★★★ 12.55 Dinosaur (PG, 2000) Animation. ★★★ 2.25 Hercules (U, 1997) Animation. ★★★ 4.05 Paperman (U, 2011) Animation. ★★★ 4.15 101 Dalmatians (U, 1996) Comedy. ★★★ 6.05 Moana (PG, 2016) Comedy. ★★★★ 8.00 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (12, 2006) Fantasy adventure. ★★★ 10.35 Pete’s Dragon (U, 1977) Musical. ★★ 12.25 Fantasia 2000 (U, 2000) Fantasy. ★★★★ 1.50 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (12, 2006) Fantasy adventure. ★★★ 4.30-6.15am Hercules (U, 1997) ★★★ SKY CINEMA CLASSICS 6.10am Tora! Tora! Tora! (U, 1970) ★★★ 8.35 Wings (12, 1927) Wartime drama. ★★★★ 11.00 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (U, 1962) Western with James Stewart. ★★★★★ 1.05 Some Like It Hot (U, 1959) ★★★★★ 3.10 A Place In The Sun (PG, 1951) ★★★★ 5.15 The Bridge On The River Kwai (PG, 1957) Second World War drama. ★★★★★ 8.00 The Beguiled (15, 1971) ★★★ 10.00 Dirty Harry (15, 1971) Thriller. ★★★★★ 11.50 Halloween (18, 1978) Horror. ★★★★★ 1.30 Midnight Express (18, 1978) ★★★★★ 3.35 To Catch A Thief (PG, 1955) ★★★★ 5.30-7.30am An Affair To Remember (U, 1957) Romantic drama with Cary Grant. ★★★★ SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR 6am Suicide Squad (15, 2016) Adventure. ★★★ 8.10 Captain America: Civil War (12, 2016) Superhero adventure starring Chris Evans. ★★★★ 10.40 Blade Runner: Theatrical Version (15, 1982) Sci-fi thriller with Harrison Ford. ★★★★★ 12.40 Unbreakable (12, 2000) Drama. ★★★★ 2.30 The Conjuring 2 (15, 2016) Horror. ★★★ RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive 4.50 Suicide Squad (15, 2016) Adventure. ★★★ 7.00 Blade Runner: Theatrical Version (15, 1982) Sci-fi thriller with Harrison Ford. ★★★★★ 9.00 Unbreakable (12, 2000) Drama. ★★★★ 11.00 A Cure For Wellness (18, 2016) ★★★ 1.40 The Conjuring 2 (15, 2016) Horror. ★★★ 4.00-6.10am 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (U, 1954) Fantasy starring Kirk Douglas. ★★★★ SKY CINEMA THRILLER 7.15am Mojave (15, 2015) Thriller. ★★ 9.00 Beautiful Devils (15, 2017) ★★★★ 10.55 Jason Bourne (12, 2016) Thriller. ★★★★ 1.10 The Hatton Garden Job (15, 2017) ★★★★ 2.55 Detour (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★ 4.45 Along Came A Spider (15, 2001) ★★★★ 6.40 Inside Man (15, 2006) Thriller. ★★★★ 9.00 Premium Rush (12, 2012) Thriller. ★★★ 10.45 Cape Fear (18, 1991) Thriller. ★★★★ 12.55 Blood Father (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★★ 2.35 Face/Off (18, 1997) Thriller. ★★★★ 5.05-6.45am Point Last Seen (PG, 1998) ★★★ FILM4 freeview 15 11am Arabian Nights (PG, 1942) ★★★★★ 12.45 The Mark Of Zorro (U, 1940) ★★★★ 2.35 The Great Sioux Massacre (U, 1965) ★★ 4.40 The Enemy Below (PG, 1957) ★★★★ 6.45 Evolution (PG, 2001) Comedy. ★★★ 8.50 Paddy Considine: Journeyman Interview Special 9.00 The Bourne Legacy (12, 2012) ★★★ 11.40 Tyrannosaur (18, 2011) Drama. ★★★★ 1.35-3.45am King Boxer (18, 1972) ★★★★ TCM 4.45pm Pool Of London (PG, 1951) ★★★ 6.35 Moby Dick (U, 1956) ★★★★ 9.00 Lethal Weapon 3 (15, 1992) ★★★ 11.25 Highlander: Endgame (18, 2000) ★★ 1.10 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura 3.00 Hollywood’s Best Film Directors 5.00-6.50am The Gun Hawk (U, 1963) Western. ★★★ TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com 6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 The Emma Barnett Show With Sam Walker 1.00 Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport 8.00 5 Live Sport: International Football 2017-18. England v Italy. Kick-off at 8.00. Coverage of the friendly encounter from Wembley Stadium 10.00 5 Live Sport: 5 Live Football Social. Reaction to England v Italy. 10.30 Phil Williams 1.00 Up All Night 5.00 Morning Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money 6am The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With Ray Parlour 10.00 Jim White, Micky Gray And Bob Mills 1.00 Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00 Adrian Durham And Darren Gough 7.00 Kick-off: England v Italy. Kick-off at 8.00. Mark Saggers presents commentary on the friendly match from Wembley Stadium. 10.00 Sports Bar 1.00-6am Extra Time With Adam Catterall 6am Sam And Amy 10.00 Eddy Temple-Morris 1.00 Kate Lawler 4.00 Matt Richardson 7.00 Tim Cocker 11pm-6am Overnight 6.30am Julia Hartley-Brewer 10.00 Mike Graham 1.00 Jamie East 4.00 Eamonn Holmes 7.00 James Whale Feat Ash 10.00 The Late Night Alternative With Iain Lee 1.00 Paul Ross 5.00-6.30am James Max VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk ............... Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton must watch WHAT? Come Home, 9pm, BBC1. WHY? CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON navigates his way through the tricky world of online dating as Greg, a mechanic and newly single dad, in this gritty three-parter. GERI’S ON SONG FOR SERIES 2 GERI HORNER already has her hands full trying to plot a SPICE GIRLS reunion, but now she will be extra busy after bagging another series of BBC1 singing contest All Together Now. The Saturday night primetime show regularly attracted four million viewers and has now been commissioned by Australian TV bosses too. Geri, above, said: “I loved making the first series, it was so much fun. It got the nation up on their feet and singing along on a Saturday night.” Her co-host, comedian ROB BECKETT, joked: “I am absolutely delighted. After making 100 new friends on the show, the Christmas presents cost me an absolute fortune, so it’s great to be back in employment. “I can’t wait to get started. I’ve also requested a stair lift for the next series to help me get to the top row of judges.” He had better get saving for another pricey Crimbo . . . bi bit I’ve launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video Josh Spice Email: email@example.com Twitter: @danwootton ASH WILL GIVE LOVE A BASH ASHLEY BANJO will soon be giving First Dates maître d’ FRED SIRIEIX a run for his money. The Dancing on Ice judge will be playing matchmaker and bringing people together for Channel 4’s new show Flirty Dancing. DIVERSITY choreographer Ashley, below, will teach two singletons a dance routine tailored to their personality. They will then perform it for each other on a date like no other. UP FOR MASTERCHEF THE Celebrity MasterChef kitchen just got hotter – with singer JOSH CUTHBERT signed up for the new series. Producers hope the Union J heart-throb, who is also in contention for a Strictly place later this year, will attract more female viewers. I can reveal he will be joined on the BBC1 show by fellow singer FRANKIE BRIDGE of girl group The Saturdays. A source revealed: “BBC casting agents thinks it’s a great shout to soft-launch Josh to viewers on a Hunks on the move mainstream show like MasterChef ahead of a possible Strictly stint. “It means that housewives will be familiar with him too as well as younger music fans. “DEBBIE McGEE did the MasterChef and Strictly double last year, and they hope he will too.” Frankie will be able to give Josh some dance tips over the saucepans as she took part in Strictly herself in 2014. And she hinted at her culinary move in December, saying: “I think in 2018, I’m finally going to learn how to cook.” She won’t last very long in the competition otherwise. Quick to act Eye NETFLIX’s Queer second will return for a a ing om bec r series afte l. The hit on the channe gay five ich show, in wh a style men give a manrevamp, and grooming tflix in first aired on Ners after February, 11 yea TV. its last show on US soapbox CORRIE legend CHARLIE LAWSON has given the clearest hint yet that he will return to the soap – after show boss Kate Oates teased plans for a “well-known character to return”. Charlie, who was last seen on the cobbles as Jim McDonald in 2014, refused to deny the claim. Instead he tweeted me after I discussed his potential comeback on ITV’s Lorraine. He said: “I couldn’t possibly comment. Everyone keeps telling me I am.” Kate has yet to confirm which soap star it will be – but has revealed that the returning character is a very familiar face. She said: “We are having a discussion about bringing back a wellestablished character.” HOLLYOAKS HOPEFUL Picture: SNOOTY FOX IMAGES / CHILLI MEDIA ALF’S life hangs in the balance in HOME AND AWAY as he wakes up trapped under a slab of concrete after the explosion. He is buried at the bottom of a sinkhole in the Summer Bay High science lab and soon realises he’s not alone. But he slips into unconsciousness before he can speak to them. In EASTENDERS, Mitch is on the charm offensive as he tries to worm his way back into Karen’s good books. Despite his smooth-talking she receives a shock and is not sure if she can trust him. Meanwhile, Jack is determined to impress Mel as he cruises around Albert Square in a rented sports car and offers to whisk her off to Paris for a date. But his act fails when his motor won’t start. MY TEAM: Andy Halls, Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee and Benjy Potter HE only won Dancing on Ice a couple of weeks ago, but TV execs have already got their skates on to bag JAKE QUICKENDEN for his next big gig. I can reveal the former I’m a Celeb runner-up and X Factor contestant has met with Hollyoaks bosses about a role on the Channel 4 soap. An insider said: “Jake is someone who the casting directors have had in mind for a while. “He was approached several years ago but there wasn’t really a suitable role at the time. Now there are opportunities for him to join and he’s very well liked. “He has convinced people he’d be a great addition to the cast.” Bosses are expected to make a decision soon. Jake was the runaway star of the revamped Dancing on Ice when it returned earlier this year. He proved such a natural that he’s already discussed going back in the future as one of the skating experts. In an exclusive interview after winning the contest, he said: “I would absolutely love to come back as a pro.” It sounds like he might already be booked up. l Comedy Famalam gets BBC series l Corrie actor Sue Cleaver says Phelan could kill Eileen DIGITAL RADIO • APP VIRGINRADIO.CO.UK 1GM ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 dear deidre Head to thesun.co.uk/deardeidre to read more readers’ letters. To find how my problem page works, see thesun.co.uk/deardeidrefaqs Bro won £275k and I got zero Dear Deidre WHEN my brother won £275,000 on the Lottery, he gave money to everyone in the family except me. I am the oldest of my parents’ children. I am 30 and happily married with twin sons of seven. My husband is 31 and has his own business. I have a 27-year-old sister who is single and the 22-year-old brother who won all this money last month. I know I should be pleased for him but I am jealous and annoyed. He was always spoiled as he is the only boy and was my parents’ favourite. Whenever he was naughty, my folks always laughed and said how cute he was. He has always been irresponsible with money. He lives in a council flat with his girlfriend and baby. They are constantly in debt. He will only fritter all the money away on stupid things. My husband saw my brother bragging about his win in our local recently. He acted the great hero and was buying drinks for everyone in the bar. He just loved topic4today JUST one in 20 women has no worries about her weight and one in six men. My End Weight Worries e-leaflet explains finding your “happy weight”. Email the address below or private-message me on my Dear Deidre Facebook page for a copy. firstname.lastname@example.org the limelight. He changes his car frequently. It is always on credit and has to be bigger and better than the last. I tried to warn him about getting into debt but he always does the opposite. His girlfriend is addicted to clothes shopping online and hardly a day goes by without her ordering something. My brother gave £5,000 to my parents, which I know will help them, but he has also given our sister £5,000, even though she stole £1,500 from our parents to pay off a credit-card debt. I don’t think it’s fair. To me it is not about the money. It is just not right that a thief in the family gets £5,000. My mum said it’s OK that my brother hasn’t given me any money because my husband and I don’t need it. It’s true we have a nice home and no cash worries but we have worked hard for everything, which my mum ignores. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: I can understand how annoying it is, but you cannot make your brother act sensibly. He has had a lifetime of being indulged and is unlikely to learn until he has to face up to reality. You cannot make that happen. It would be sad to become resentful about this. You have a good life with your husband and children, don’t risk souring that by harbouring bad feeling about your brother. Has this brought painful feelings from childhood to the surface for you? Call the Samaritans (samaritans.org, 116 123) for a safe way to get everything off your chest rather than risk exploding to someone in the family. Then it will be easier to focus on the good in your marriage and your children, and see that this is more valuable than any amount of money your brother fritters away. Dear Deidre I LOVE my wife but I let her down in bed. I wake up with an erection but there is never time for sex in the mornings. And at night I struggle. I am 35, my wife is 32 and we have a son aged eight. If I do get an erection at night, I climax very early. If we try a second time, I lose interest and we both end up disappointed. Recently we celebrated our wedding anniversary. We had a lovely evening out and I was Dear Deidre MY man moved in with me last year but his bathroom habits are horrible. He leaves the seat up and, when he pees, it goes all round the rim and he does not clean it up. He is 29, so he is old enough to know better. I am 40. I know it is not a big deal but when I come in I have to clean the loo every time I use it. I even caught thrush because of it. I have talked to him but he deidre’s photo casebook BECKY’S BABY FEARS: DAY 2 I’M SORRY, DANNY, I THOUGHT I’D TOLD YOU I HAD A BABY. IT DOESN’T PUT YOU OFF, DOES IT? ER, NO, OF COURSE NOT . . . . . . I’VE GOT TO SAY THAT, BUT THERE’S NO WAY I’M TAKING ON A WOMAN WHO’S ALREADY GOT A KID DANNY . . . YOU KNOW, IF SALLY DOESN’T MIND STAYING WITH ALICE, WE COULD GO BACK TO YOUR PLACE desperate to make sex good for her but the same old thing happened. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: This is not unusual. If you struggle to get an erection, when you do get one your brain tells your body to climax quickly, in case you lose it. This reinforces your anxiety about erections and makes it more difficult. My e-leaflet Solving Erection Problems will help. Then you will feel less pressured and will be less likely to climax so quickly. cannot see the problem. It is really putting pressure on us. He says all men do it but my ex didn’t, nor does my brother. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: It is perfectly reasonable to expect him to clean up his mess. Tell him that showing such a lack of respect for your feelings could end your relationship. His habits are horrible but it’s not how you caught thrush. For accurate information on what causes thrush and how to clear it up see canesten.co.uk. WELL, IF YOU PUT IT LIKE THAT, HOW CAN I SAY NO? GO ON THEN, PHONE HER AND SEE HADN’T YOU BETTER GO NOW, BECKY? COME ON, I’LL TAKE YOU HOME OH . . . WELL, OK THEN EVERY PROBLEM GETS A FREE PERSONAL REPLY usually in 24hrs weekdays 1. Email me: email@example.com 2. Private message me on Facebook facebook.com/DearDeidreOfficial 3. Write to me: Deidre Sanders, The Sun, London SE1 9GF (enclose SAE) 4. Or follow me on Twitter: @deardeidre . . . HE SEEMS IN SUCH A HURRY TO GET RID OF ME NOW WE’VE HAD SEX. I HOPE SLEEPING WITH HIM WASN’T A MISTAKE . . . Continues tomorrow I CHEAT AS I HATE MY LIFE WITH COLD WIFE Dear Deidre MY wife said our marriage was over but now she is in bits and wants to try again. We are both 38 and have children aged 14 and 12. She refused sex after they were born. Out of frustration, I cheated a few times. I joined a dating site last summer and started seeing a woman. At first we agreed it was just for sex but we have fallen in love. Life at home is unbearable. We lead separate lives and don’t talk. My wife said if I didn’t leave, she would. After I said I’d go, she started begging me to try again. I have told my lover the truth about my cheating in the past. She said my wife has never loved me but that if I leave, it has to be for my own sake, not hers. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: Your wife was making an empty threat but at least her regrets mean she is open to making a serious effort to save your marriage. It is worth trying, even if it is for your children’s sake to start with. Your lover sounds as though she will understand. You and your wife have a lot of baggage, so best see a Relate counsellor together (relate.org.uk, 0300 100 1234). IS IT OK TO SEEK LOVE BEFORE DIVORCE? Dear Deidre IS it wrong to look for someone else before I am divorced? My marriage is dead and I don’t want to be on my own. I am 58 and my husband is 59. Our marriage was over 15 years ago but when he was given a cancer diagnosis, I couldn’t let him go through it on his own. He has been in remission for five years now. He moved back to his home town at the other end of the country and says he isn’t coming back. We have talked about divorce. I live alone in a one-bed flat. I see my children and grandchildren regularly but it is not like having that special someone to share my life. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: Don’t set out to look for your “special someone”. That would put you under too much pressure. Start by looking for friendship, as that is how good relationships most often start. My eleaflet Widening Your Social Scene has good ideas. Contact your husband about starting divorce proceedings soon. l I’M answering your problems live on ITV’s This Morning from 10.30am. Call 08000 304 044. DAILY 1GM WHEN you are a child you smile about 400 times a day but by the time you become an adult, it is down to a paltry 20 daily grins. Not only is that a shame, it turns out that cracking a smile can work wonders for mind and body, too. Here, JON AXWORTHY explains what turning that frown upside down can do for you. SMILES BETTER HEALTH MAKES YOU A BETTER RUNNER: Want to crush your personal best? Then smile when it starts to hurt. Researchers at Ulster and Swansea universities found that club-level runners who smiled for six minutes while pounding the treadmill had a more economical running movement. They also felt like they had made less effort. SPARKS CREATIVITY: If you are suffering a mental block, grin. A study found that students who watched a film that made them smile and laugh were then better at performing mental arithmetic tasks. It also concluded that happier workers were 12 per cent more productive. CUTS STRESS: Even just forcing a smile, as 169 students were told to do in a University of Kansas study, is enough to lower heart rate, which is a clear indicator of the body’s stress response. They were asked to perform a difficult multitasking activity during which they had to smile to a greater or lesser extent. The group that beamed most reported the biggest drop in heart rate. IMPROVES DECISIONMAKING: In a study published in the journal Cognition And Emotion, older adults were made to smile by being given a bag of sweets and a thank you card when they arrived. They then performed significantly better during a decision-making experiment than those who weren’t greeted with anything at all. MAKES OTHERS TRUST YOU: It is thought humans evolved to smile to signal trust. This was backed up by US research, which found that people were more willing to share money with someone who smiled while trying to persuade them to do so. The study authors believe smiling narrows the field of vision and gives other people the impression that you are positively focused on them. TIP Balance your proportions by teaming a dramatic top with a simple trouser shape TIP A ruffled neckline will draw the eye to your bust and distract from problem tums Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... Edited by JOELY CHILCOTT TIP This great skirt ticks off three trends in one – checks, frills and an asymmetric hemline Red jumpsuit, £59, Topshop; roll-neck top, £8, boohoo.com; heels, £65, Dune Green dress, £39.50, M&S; belt, £4.99, and earrings, £3.99 for pack of eight, both New Look; bag, £10, Primark Logo top, £5, Primark; checked skirt, £14, boohoo.com; earrings, £12, asos.com Frill of it all STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE WITH RUFFLES GET your frills for spring with this season’s ruffle trend. The decadent detail will instantly add a feminine twist to your wardrobe. Use it to emphasise parts of your figure that you are proud of, while drawing the eye away from less confident areas. Here, CIGDEM TANRIOGLU rounds up the High Street’s best pieces for those with curvier figures. TIP TIP A wrap dress is one of the most flattering shapes, accentuating curves while nipping in the waist Wear the same shade top to toe for a fashionforward look – it’s a good styling trick to appear slimmer Navy dress, £28, asos. com; rings, £2.50 for pack of eight, Primark Ruffle blouse, £30, trousers, £25, and earrings, £12; all asos.com; bag, £25, M&S Be 24/7 with your daily fix in The Sun, your weekend indulgence with magazine every Sunday AND D non-stop fashion and beauty news at thesun.co.uk/fabulous 37 38 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM DAILY SIMPLE FOODS SPEEDY STUFFED SWEET POTATOES YOU NEED: 4 large sweet potatoes 250g asparagus 1 garlic clove 100g cherry tomatoes 50g walnuts 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large handful of rocket Salt and pepper, to taste 125g mozzarella METHOD: Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly, prick several times with a fork and microwave on high until soft, turning multiple times. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, slice the asparagus lengthways and cut in half, then peel and finely chop the garlic, cut the tomatoes in half and coarsely chop the walnuts. Heat the oil in a pan and gently fry the asparagus for two minutes, then add the garlic, tomatoes and walnuts, stirring over a medium heat for a few minutes. When cooked through, add the rocket to the pan. Cut the cooked sweet potatoes in half and scoop out some of the potato, then mix this with the asparagus filling and season with salt and pepper. Stuff the sweet potatoes generously with the asparagus mix, then cut mozzarella into small pieces and sprinkle on top. Microwave for another two-tothree minutes then serve. l Recipe from sweetpotatoes.eu/en GIVE SOME SPARKLE TO CLEANING Flower Power handy dustpan and brush set, £13.35, amazon.co.uk Spider catcher, £10.93, Argos THE clocks have gone forward – so what better time for a spring clean to bring some sparkle to your home. But add a bit of fun to the job with some stylish kit. Here JO POULTNEY rounds up some of the best cleaning accessories on the high street. Sabo Twister cotton strip mop, £7.14, Homebase Folk Birds kitchen cloths (set of 4) £2.95, dotcomgiftshop.com Candy Rose squeegee, £2.49, Dunelm Wooden handle scrubbing brush, £3, Matalan Brush duster with bamboo handle, £3, Flying Tiger Flamingo design large lint roller, £1.49, Aldi NEW MUMS RESPOND Why we’re proud of our boastbaby bodies ‘I don’t have a problem showing off my stretch marks and wobbly bits’ SMUG celebrities cannot get enough of sticking sleek “post-baby body” snaps online just weeks after giving birth. Kylie Jenner, 20, did so on Snapchat recently, wearing only knickers and a crop top, above, just a month after her daughter Stormi was born. Critics claimed the shots could make other new mums feel inadequate. But rather than moan about the star, some new mothers would prefer to post their own far more realistic snaps of their new figures. Here, four women who have given birth in the past six months show off their mum-bods – and tell JENNY FRANCIS and SAMANTHA BRICK why they believe other recent mothers should take pride in their figures. Claire Bentley, 30 WAITRESS Claire, from Haywards Heath, Surrey, lives with husband Matthew, 34, a fitness account manager, Imogen, six, and Jasmine, four months. She says: My body isn’t perfect but I’m very happy and grateful with how I look after giving birth to two children. Before becoming pregnant I was a size six. I’m naturally slim and carried no weight on my hips or tummy at all, while my breasts were tiny. After childbirth I’m only a size eight but I have stretch marks, curves where I had none before and wobbly bits everywhere. My boobs have shrunk even more. They went from an A-cup to a C-cup and now back to an A, which was a surprise. At first I was a little bit uncomfortable with the changes, 6 but I’m much more accepting of my body now. When I go swimming with Imogen, I don’t have a problem showing off my stretch marks. I’m doing the 16:8 diet (eating within an eight-hour period, then fasting for 16 hours) and when Jasmine naps I do a high-intensity interval training workout. My mum and I are really close and I took a lot cues from her. She prepared me for the changes my body would undergo after pregnancy and childbirth and I’m always asking her questions. It’s a massive help that my husband Matthew is always telling me how great I look. There’s real pressure on social media to only post pictures of specific body types. The reality is, most mum’s don’t look like that and all different shapes are just as beautiful. 7 1GM Tuesday March 27 2018 ............... TO KYLIE’S SLIM POST-BIRTH SELFIES 39 Jasmine Mbye, 38 FITNESS trainer Jasmine Mbye, 38, went up two dress sizes after having daughter Lily-Lainer four months ago. The size 12 mum, who lives with construction site supervisor husband Solomon, 36, in Luton, Beds, says: I didn’t put on much weight during pregnancy , although I made a point not to look at my weight in my maternity notes and not step on the scales at home. I didn’t see the point worrying about the numbers. Since I gave birth, I’ve noticed my thighs are bigger. My body hasn’t “snapped back into shape” like celebrities claim and my tummy still bulges, so I look a bit pregnant. I had pert breasts before 6 and now they’re bigger and have dropped. While half of me desperately wants my pre-pregnancy body back, the other side tells me to chill out. It’s only been a few months. I remind myself of my gorgeous baby girl and realise how much I love her – and that makes me love my body. I’m a firsttime mum and an older mum too, so I accept my body will be more vulnerable to change. Family and friends are very supportive, telling me I look good. And although my husband made a joke about me still looking pregnant, he also tells me I’m sexy. It’s important for us mums to show off our bodies so other mums can feel confident about theirs too. MY RAE OF SUNSHINE By KRIS HALLENGA IF you were watching the mammoth fundraiser Sport Relief on the BBC on Friday evening, you would have seen the incredibly talented musician – and my pal – Rae Morris singing a beautiful song while playing the piano. She’s also an ambassador for CoppaFeel! – and a legend. We’ve known each other for almost six years, since she performed at our music festival Festifeel, and I fell totally in love with her awesomeness. On Saturday, I got to see her in all her glory performing on her latest tour at a venue in Bristol. I have watched in awe at how much she and her music have grown, and there have been so many times when her tunes have brightened an otherwise grey day. Recently, I have been thinking about the extra-curricular cancer treatments I take part in. Treatments that the doctor doesn’t necessarily order but, nonetheless, help me to get on with an almighty cell war inside my body. I’ve been partaking in hypnotherapy, healing, reiki, massage, reflexology, and also less conventional treatments, such as retail therapy and bingewatching crap TV shows. They all play a role in keeping me happy. Another is music. And science backs up the profound effect sound can have on us. 7 ‘Smiling scar on my body is a reminder of the beautiful life I’ve created’ So powerful ‘I remind myself of my gorgeous baby girl and that makes me love my body’ Claire Reynolds, 25 SUPPORT worker Claire was a size ten before pregnancy. Now mum to 21-week-old daughter Ella-Maria, she has gone up to a size 16. Claire, from Southampton, who lives with sales coach partner Luke Eagle, 28, says: I knew my body would change with pregnancy but it’s been a more extreme change than I had ever imagined. I have put on weight in all the usual places, such as my hips, and have gone up three dress sizes – much more than I thought. But being bigger doesn’t faze me, as I’m lucky to have Ella-Maria. I had an ectopic pregnancy six years ago and one of my Fallopian tubes was removed, so it’s a miracle I fell pregnant again. That’s why any negative thoughts about my bigger body immediately get pushed out of my mind. On days when I wish I fitted into 6 ‘Unlike celebs, I think it’s important to give your body time to recover’ Vanesa Macia Domene, 37 my old skinny jeans, my partner Luke helps me to focus on the positives and that really helps me to stop fretting. My best friend was worried I’d panic about being bigger but she is proud of how I appreciate my body for what it’s achieved. I go to a slimming club to make sure I eat healthily. I don’t want my daughter to grow up hearing me moan about my figure. If I have a positive outlook about my body then she’ll have one, too. Celebrities only show off their post-pregnancy pictures when they think they’ve slimmed down. However, I think that more people should show their body off when they are still naturally recovering. It would be a lot closer to reality. I had a C-section during the birth and whenever I see the smiling scar on my body, it’s as a reminder of the beautiful little life I’ve created. 7 NEW mum Vanesa lives with partner Samiul Ali, 34, a chef in Colchester, Essex. The teacher, who was a size eight, gave birth to son Aidan Macia Ali in December and now wears a size 14. She says: Women have it a lot harder today than our mums did. Previous generations were expected to be bigger and dress in baggy shirts during the first year of their baby’s life. Today, we are constantly made to feel like we’re supposed to immediately slim down. That is physically impossible for most of us, including me. Celebrity mums such as Kylie Jenner and Ferne McCann don’t help by parading their thin bodies in selfies on social media barely a month after giving birth. Seeing that sort of thing while I’m still having to wear my maternity clothes certainly doesn’t make things 6 any easier. Before I became a mum, I was a size eight but now I’m more than a stone heavier and three dress sizes up. My breasts and my tummy are a lot bigger than I expected them to be but I’m slowly but surely getting used to how I look. Part of me wants to lose weight but the other part wants to enjoy these precious moments with my baby. He comes first. I don’t have time for exercise and don’t want to put pressure on myself to change too quickly. Unlike celebs who rush to change, I think it’s important to give your body time to recover. That’s why showing my body after pregnancy is important. It lets other people know the realities of pregnancy and birth. I’m really lucky that my partner is so supportive and he loves me the way I am. 7 The nervous system controls the body as it receives information from the brain, essentially telling us how to react in any given situation. For example, when you hear the sound of an alarm, your whole body reacts in seconds to a perceived threat. I can relate, as hearing my phone alarm in the morning always fills me with panic. A variation of this same sound can send a signal to the brain that makes you feel excited. Music has positive physical effects. It can help to reduce heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels. We now know from studies that playing music is a potent treatment for mental-health issues, such as depression and anxiety. Rae’s ability to make me and so many other people feel joy, love and happiness is SO powerful. It’s ironic, then, that she wrote a song on her new album about me and the frustration she feels at not being able to make me better, because her epically gorgeous song has helped me more than she would know. If you don’t believe that all this runs deeper, put on your favourite tune and let me know how much happier you feel after. Then listen to Rae’s new album, because I can guarantee it will make your day 100 per cent better. Just coppafeel and look out for the following... LOOK for changes in skin texture such as puckering LOOK for swelling in your armpit or around collarbone FEEL for lumps and thickening LOOK for constant pain in your breast or armpit LOOK for change in discharge LOOK for a change in size and shape LOOK for nipple inversion and changes in direction LOOK for a rash or crusting of the nipple or surrounding area 40 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM 1GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... letters @ the-sun.co.uk The page where you tell Britain what you think AFTER his tax scandal, I thought Jimmy Carr, pictured, would be more careful about money matters — but he and other celebrities were paid up to £5,000 to appear on charity editions of TV gameshow Catchphrase. Some may now have given the money to charity. But I doubt they would have done so if they hadn’t been caught out. MATTHEW WILSON Wolverhampton JUDD Trump is really a sensational snooker player. I loved the semi-final between him and Ronnie O’Sullivan. It reminded me of the film The Cincinnati Kid, where old man Lancey Howard tells The Kid (Steve McQueen): “You’re good, kid, but while I’m around you’ll always be second best.” Here endeth the lesson, Judd. BILLY TAYLOR Middlesbrough to Declan Donnelly, pictured, and wife Ali, who are expecting their first baby. It must have kept him going through the recent turbulent time. MANISA KUINKEL Harrow, North West London THE highest French honour must ONCE again this country has be bestowed, posthumously, on been embarrassed by mindless selfless police officer Lt Col football hooligans, this time in Arnaud Beltrame, who Amsterdam. Simple solution exchanged himself for a — seize their passports for female hostage and paid two years and issue heavy the ultimate price in fines, which could raise the siege of Trebes. money for the police forces ROGER STILGOE and others affected by them. Birmingham MY PETE DODSON Ventnor, Isle of Wight congratulations NHS tax is no solution £50 LETTER IT’S admirable that Jeremy Hunt wants a separate 1p tax just to fund the NHS. In the last couple of days I have also read that the daily allowance for peers attending the House of Lords is set to rise by £5 to £305. If this money is so freely available, why wasn’t it given to the NHS? In fact, why not do away with this useless institution and give all the money wasted on it to the cash-strapped NHS? JOHN MCKEOGH Brighton HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt commenting on the proposed NHS tax says the public will be supportive so long as they know every penny is spent wisely. But the NHS is a nationalised entity and as such has no idea how to run efficiently. I am not advocating privatisation. That would be an unmitigated disaster. Instead, cut management by half and have centralised purchasing, run by someone who can bargain hard. And we have to stop health tourists and cosmetic surgery unless life-saving. TXT US ON 07537 410199 Don’t forget to include your name. Standard text rates from your provider apply WILLIAM JAGGS should not be allowed out of jail as part of a phased release. He stabbed Lucy Braham 66 times and she won’t get the chance to live her dreams. I hope, for the safety of the public and for Lucy’s grieving family, that he remains incarcerated. DAVE, Sheffield AUSTRALIAN cricket cheats Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft should be banned, not just suspended. ROY, Notts WHEN are the Met Police going to properly tackle the muggers on mopeds in London? PHIL, Swansea overseas getting free medical care, too. If the NHS is not going to confront these issues then throwing more money at it will never resolve its problems. WILLIAM DORNAN Southwold, Suffolk WILLIAM BOYD Hemel Hempstead, Herts INSTEAD of a new tax to fund the NHS, why can’t the money be raised by cutting the foreign aid budget? I am fed up with this country suffering yet again. I HAVE to ask, do MPs think we, the public, are stupid? There is no reason to increase any taxes — be it an NHS tax, council tax, fuel tax or any other tax — while we are giving away £15billion a year in overseas aid. Dramatically reduce overseas aid or stop it completely, until we can afford it without reducing the standard of living for the workers of this country. CHRISTINE SMITH Dartford, Kent CALLING for a new tax to boost the NHS is not the answer, unless you address the problems within the health service. The NHS must stop paying vastly inflated prices for medicine, equipment and catering. It should stop people from MICK PALMER Clacton-on-Sea, Essex specifically for the NHS, is a good idea. Jeremy Hunt claims the tax would be guaranteed to go to the NHS and that the money would be “spent wisely”. We all know that the NHS budget has been misspent for decades, starting with Tony Blair’s harebrained idea of having private developers build hospitals and the NHS then rent them. They should also cut back manager numbers and have more frontline staff. JIMMY SMITH Wigton, Cumbria WHY do parole boards pander to brutal killers such as William Jaggs? That monster stabbed poor Lucy Braham 66 times. Now he is allowed on shopping trips to Primark. Whatever is the parole board thinking of? Lucy’s devastated dad Jason says that Jaggs is “still a danger to the public”. Which right-minded person, anywhere, would disagree? It’s high time parole boards were brought to book for their decisions. DAVE SWANN Newcastle upon Tyne YORKSHIRE Ripper Peter Sutcliffe tells a “friend” that doctors have ruined his eyesight with a botched injection. He says: “It’s awful.” Nonsense. It’s hilarious. RICHARD SIDDAWAY Billingham, Teeside TAKING something on to a cricket pitch to try to alter the ball, which Australian players did against South Africa, is no different to taking drugs to gain an advantage in sport. It is obvious that Aussie cricket captain Steve Smith is a dab hand at cheating and should be sacked. The Aussies won The Ashes but have now lost their credibility. SYD VAUGHAN Birmingham I THINK an extra 1p on tax, email, fax, write or comment online We pay £50 for our Star Letter of the day: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM puzzles 1GM CLEF CLEF CLEF 5 Coffee time 4 ACROSS 8 1 Singer given concession hurried round (7) ACROSS 8 Protection of French barrier (7) 1 Female singer (7) 9 Newspaper obit lad messed up (7) 9 8 Barricade (7) 10 Chap penniless, right to left (5) 9 Newspaper format (7) 11 To make something stronger you’ll need to put 10 Chap (5) some wire in, for certain (9) 10 11 Bolster up (9) 14 Food store in car, we hear (6) 14 Pantry (6) 15 Pace around a set of cards (5) 15 Fortune cards (5) 11 12 13 16 Catch conﬁdent rapscallion inside (6) 16 Lure (6) 20 Organ fund in cathedral city (9) 20 Beatles’ home city (9) 23 One to enter returning feeble computer 23 Computer message (5) 14 message (5) 24 Stepped (7) 24 Walked on river with strange external number (7) 25 Old German state (7) 25 Old country played another country (7) 15 26 Frothy (7) 26 Left one on the miniature railway foaming (7) DOWN DOWN 1 Medical stitch (6) 16 17 18 19 1 Stitch certain to grip you French (6) 2 For all to see (6) 2 First picnic club I organised for all to access (6) 3 Reserved (5) 3 At a distance a jackass pulled up (5) 4 Stranger (5) 20 21 22 4 More peculiar food derived inside (5) 5 Bizarre (7) 5 Unconventional cricket side’s defeat (7) 6 Foray (6) 6 A way of approach that isn’t welcomed! 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If you can’t wait until tomorrow for the answers, just call 0901 322 500. Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. 2 SUNDIAL O R 4 13 x2 INTERMEDIATE 98 x3 -7 ÷3 +13 20% of this G N T H W D I SEE how many words of four or more letters you can “dial” using the one at the centre in each word. You can make at least one word using all of them. Don’t use the letters more than once in any word. -44 70% of this ADVANCED 135 +978 x3 -777 x3 17 25 26 9 21 10 22 9 4 24 24 24 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 H G I D THIS is the world’s best brainteaser. Each grid number in our Word Workout game represents a letter. So if you think 4 is the letter A, write A in all the squares with a 4. All the alphabet is used and we have supplied some letters to start you off. We will print the answers tomorrow. YESTERDAY – ACROSS: Farm, Cube, Rebel, Panto, Air, Queer, Along, Inset, Heron, Woo, Exile, Villa, Skid, Lays. DOWN: Amble, Molar, Copra, Banjo, Require, Organza, Ere, Lie, Smirk, Tweed, Hovel, Relay. For 4 Extra Clues Call 0901 322 5002 or text SUNWORD to 84901. Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Texts cost £1 plus your standard network rate. ® 2 3 2 1 1 4 5 3 3 2 1 4 5 3 5 2 1 4 3 2 5 No proper names or plurals. Words from Collins Concise Dictionary. BRILLIANT: 46. EXCELLENT: 40. GOOD: 33. GREAT SCORE FOR KIDS: 25. YESTERDAY: Demo, demon, deny, doer, does, dome, done, dons, dorm, dory, dose, doyen, drey, drone, drones, dyer, dyes, dyne, ends, mend, mends, mode, modern, nerd, nerdy, node, nods, nosed, redo, rend, rends, rode, send, snored, synod, yonder. Eight-letter word: Syndrome. Check today’s answers by calling 0906 757 7145 before midnight. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. BEGINNER ANSWER -3 24 1 HERE is our fantastic puzzle, the 30-second NumberCrunch. There’s no better way to keep your brain trained than playing our great teasers. So if you want to stay ahead of the game, you will love this challenge. Starting at the left with the number provided, work your way across the three lines one at a time, applying all the mathematical instructions to your running total. Don’t reach for your calculator – that would be cheating! Write your ﬁnal answer in the last box of the line. You should be aiming to complete each round in about 30 seconds. Good luck! Answers below, right. 29 24 4 30-SEC NUMBERCRUNCH BEGINNER 15 17 22 13 13 20 24 2 4 11 24 24 Example C N S S 9 6&1 3&4 17 10 I EACH clue leads to a well-known name. Put the initials or stated letters in the appropriate squares to identify an actor: 2 24 17 9 Each cell in an outlined block must contain a digit: a two-cell block contains the digits 1 and 2, a three-cell block contains the digits 1, 2 and 3; and so on. The same digit must not appear in neighbouring cells, not even diagonally. Solution below. N C U R L E W 1 21 25 9 4 1 SUGURU R E P Recycled paper made up 78.9% of the raw material for the UK newspapers in 2011. 9 13 Squared +4 x3 -98 80% +77 +1/2 of this of this +58 +1/2 +987 90% -851 +1/2 +978 of this of this of this BEGINNER ANSWER YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Teaser 8 9 2 7 6 3 1 4 5 6 1 4 5 9 2 8 3 7 7 5 3 4 1 8 2 6 9 9 6 1 8 7 5 4 2 3 3 7 5 2 4 6 9 8 1 4 2 8 1 3 9 7 5 6 1 3 7 6 2 4 5 9 8 5 4 6 9 8 7 3 1 2 2 8 9 3 5 1 6 7 4 Toughie 7 2 6 5 4 3 9 1 8 5 4 1 9 8 6 3 7 2 8 9 3 7 2 1 6 5 4 3 6 7 8 9 5 4 2 1 2 1 9 3 7 4 5 8 6 4 5 8 1 6 2 7 9 3 6 7 5 4 1 8 2 3 9 9 8 4 2 3 7 1 6 5 1 3 2 6 5 9 8 4 7 Two-Speed Crossword ACROSS: 1 Athei-st 5 Rode-o 8 Fib-re 9 Re-issue 10 Retrieve(r) 11 Ram-p 13 St-olen 15 Mass-if 18 Flee 19 Red giant 22 Reality 23 Shove 24 Hit-ch 25 Use-less DOWN: 1 A-f-ﬁrms 2 (In)Habit 3 Itemised 4 T-h(ou)r-ive 5 Ru-i-n 6 Dis-May-s 7 One-up 12 Large-SS-e 14 Over-ac-t 16 Fit-Ness 17 See you 18 Fir-th(e) 20 Al-one 21 Kit-h Today’s Solutions BEGINNER ANSWER NUMBERCRUNCH: 39, 702, 6,222 1 3 9 2 8 14 24 23 15 Suguru 6 3 7 11 22 24 Brainbuster WRITTEN IN STONE TREBLE CLEF 7 14 8 24 24 6 Wordsearch 5 NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT RECYCLING 12 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 6 5 2 1 4 1 4 18 9 B N A L H U M T B A K O Y O 4 5 24 24 4 21 1 4 3 2 3 8 run forwards, backwards or diagonally. Solution below. 16 25 3 2 5 1 4 CALL 0906 757 7112 FOR CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM) 9 15 4 1 4 3 5 TODAY’S TEASER 15 19 13 Order the latest Sun Crossword books from The Sun Bookshop for as little as £4.99, with free P&P. New: The Sun Jumbo Quizword Collection. Telephone 0845 271 2136 DOUBLE Sun DOKU DOKU WORDSEARCH Find seven birds in the grid. Words can 7 3 5 3 2 1 2 7 M T O O C S W 6 U O Y W I S E 5 H P O S E N L 4 L Y K R A I R 3 A I A K H P U 2 WORD WORKOUT Two sets of clues but the answers are the same N M B J J E C 1 PAGE 2 SUJIKO SOLUTION: Top line 219 middle 385 bottom 764 B I T T E R N Cryptic clues Find the familiar phrase, name or saying in the letters or symbols. Solution below. BRAINBUSTER We’ve got all your favourite brain teasers TWO- SPEED CROSSWORD 43 Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM 1GM THE FTSE 100 FELL 33.25 TO 6888.69 Hostile takeover bid . . . GKN GKN’S IN A SPIN ON BIG VOTE ENGINEERING group GKN has been forced to retract comments about shareholder support for management and its plans. It comes just days before Thursday’s crucial vote on an £8.1billion hostile takeover by restructuring firm MELROSE. British company GKN, which makes parts for cars and aircraft, is understood to have been challenged by The Takeover Panel over comments to newspapers last weekend. Chief executive Anne Stevens was reported as saying she was convinced that investors would back the business as it fought off the Melrose bid. Group finance director Jos Sclater added that long-term shareholders were “mostly supportive of existing management”. GKN said yesterday it “confirms that these statements of shareholder support in respect of GKN were not verified and are hereby retracted”. Yesterday, GKN upped the ante, pledging a £700million handout to shareholders if they back a sweetened offer for its auto business from US firm Dana. CITY Sun ALL CHANGE M&S GRABBED AN UBER UBER is to sell its business in South East Asia to regional rival GRAB in another international retreat for the ridehailing giant. New chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi is attempting to turn round the fortunes of the US firm, which has also pulled out of China and Russia in recent years. The deal will see Uber take a 27.5 per cent stake in Grab, which operates ride-sharing, food-delivery and financial services businesses. Uber will also have a seat on its board. Grab handles more than a billion transactions a year in countries including Singapore and Thailand. Tel: 020 7782 4050 e-mail: email@example.com PURPLEBRRRICKS McDonald as M&S clothing & home managing director. McDonald has merged the womenswear and kidswear teams and appointed Jill Stanton, left, to oversee them. M&S also named Wes Taylor, Burton’s former managing director, as its new menswear director. SHARES in estate agency PURPLEBRICKS tumbled yesterday despite gaining new investment. German media publisher AXEL SPRINGER paid £125million for a 11.5 per cent stake. The deal will help the UK firm, which was founded by Michael Bruce, left, expand in the United States. Despite the announcement, shares fell 10 per cent to close at 280p after Purplebricks said recent snow storms had hit property viewings and would shave around 5 per cent off its previous revenue predictions of £98million. UK SPORTS CHAIN BUYS 556-STORE U.S. RETAILER JD gets to Finish Line for £400m SMURFIT’S STILL A NO PACKAGING giant SMURFIT KAPPA has rebuffed rival INTERNATIONAL PAPER’S enhanced takeover offer. Smurfit says the £7.8billion US bid fails to reflect the firm’s true value. The new cash and shares offer was tabled last Thursday, valuing each share at 37.54 euros (£32.77), up from the previous bid of 36.46 euros (£31.83) on March 6. Smurfit shares slipped in morning trading after it knocked back the US suitor. But its chairman Liam O’Mahony said it was in the best interests of investors for the group to remain an independent company based in Dublin. 45 £1 BUYS €1.14, US $1.42. BRENT CRUDE $70.05 Edited by TRACEY BOLES MARKS & SPENCER is shaking up its Clothing and Home leadership team. Style director Belinda Earl is stepping down, as is womenswear and lingerie design director Queralt Ferrer. It follows the appointment in October of former Halfords boss Jill Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... JD SPORTS is to get a foothold in the giant US “athleisure” market after striking a deal to buy American sportswear company Finish Line for £400million. BAAAREXIT PASSPORT MORRISONS has issued Brexit-style blue “passports” to its fresh lamb joints this Easter to show they are all British-sourced. The supermarket buys its lamb direct from British livestock farmers, ensuring each and every one is 100 per cent homegrown. Last year it sourced 650,000 lambs from 1,150 British farmers. TURN OF SPEEDY SHARES in tool and equipment rental firm SPEEDY HIRE rose eight per cent to 52.20p yesterday after it said earnings and revenues would be above expectations — despite the collapse of major client CARILLION. Speedy said a “renewed focus” on small and medium clients and ser- vices income meant fullyear revenues for the year to April were expected to be around six per cent ahead of the year before “despite the recent liquidation of Carillion”. Speedy said adjusted profit before tax for the year is also expected to be ahead of the board’s previous expectations. The “transformational” tie-up will see the UK sports fashion retailer take over 556 Finish Line-branded retail stores across 44 US states and Puerto Rico. The Bury-based firm now intends to import its “popular multi-brand proposition” into the US. JD’s executive chairman Peter Cowgill said: “It immediately offers a major presence in the US, a clear next step to further increase our global scale.” He added: “This is a landmark day for JD — we are a company from the Link-up . . . Finish Line and JD boss Peter Cowgill North of the UK going into the backyard of the US. The time is right.” The outlets acquired are expected to stay under Finish Line branding but JD is planning to trial a number of its own stores across the US. It will also benefit from Finish Line’s relationship with Macy’s, which it supplies with athletic shoes both online and in-store. Finish Line chief executive Sam Sato said: “We CLOSING PRICES A selection of last night’s FTSE closing prices: BARCLAYS up 1.1 at 205.45 BP up 7 at 469.55 CENTRICA up 0.4 at 135.10 HSBC down 1.4 at 665.20 LLOYDS down 0.12 at 64.64 M&S down 2.1 at 266.30 MORRISONS down 1.7 at 204.10 RBS up 3.9 at 258.50 ROYAL MAIL down 2 at 527.20 SAINSBURY’S down 2.2 at 225.30 TESCO down 0.2 at 202.70 Full share prices in Saturday’s paper. are thrilled and look forward to realising the impact we will have on the marketplace together.” The transaction is expected to be completed by June this year. Jonathan Pritchard, retail analyst at Peel Hunt, said: “JD has demonstrated its ability to enter new countries successfully — most of Europe, Malaysia and Australia — and with the deal, the majority of its sales will come from outside the UK.” SPOTIFY UPBEAT SPOTIFY, the world’s biggest-selling musicstreaming service, has detailed its growth expectations ahead of its stock market listing next week. The Swedish company forecasts 2018 revenue of £4.3billion to £4.8billion, 20 to 30 per cent up on last year. Loss-making Spotify, which is prioritising rapid growth over profits, wants to expand to 200million users. The latest filings value it at around £14billion. Its shares are set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on April 3 in an unusual direct listing without traditional underwriters. 46 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM Home Shopping JWheji 9^Wji 1GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... 47 48 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM 50 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM TODAY’S RUNNERS, RIDERS, FORM AND TIP-TOP TIPS HEREFORD 2.15 GOING: SOFT (GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES) MYRACING.COM FOR FREE TIPS JUVENILE MAIDEN HURDLE (4); 4-y-o; £4,159; 2m. (10 runners) 1 4U AARDWOLF 33 W Greatrex 11-0............................................. R Johnson 75 2 30R0 BLACKJACKTENNESSEE 34 (H) S Flook 11-0 ...................... J M Davies — 3 544 BROUGHTONS ADMIRAL 22 (P) A Ralph 11-0......... S Twiston-Davies 70 4 DON HERBAGER V Williams 11-0............................................. C Deutsch — 5 ROCOCO RIVER N Williams 11-0 .............................................. E Kelly (3) — 6 PF7 ROMANOR 13 (H) J W Mullins 11-0 ................................... K Jones (5) l99 7 4 SALIX 90 B Pauling 11-0 ................................................................ D Jacob — 8 P725 TITAN 33 (BH,T) O Greenall 11-0............................................ D England 83 9 5655P RIGHTEOUS RIVER 55 (TH) W G M Turner 10-7 ............. S Houlihan (5) — 10 VENETIAN PROPOSAL F66 Z Davison 10-7 ............................. T Whelan — BETTING: 9-4 Salix, 3 Broughtons Admiral, 7-2 Aardwolf, 8 Rococo River, Don Herbager, 10 Titan, 25 Romanor, Righteous River WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5 2017: Gris De Pron 11-0 J Greenall 7-1 (O Greenall), 6 ran. 2.45 MYRACING.COM NOVICES’ CHASE (4); value to the winner £4,809; 3m 1f. (5 runners) 1 -51P231 ROLLING DYLAN 31 (P) P Hobbs 7-11-10.......................... R Johnson l99 2 2630-41 GEORDIE DES CHAMPS 66 R Curtis 7-11-4 ...................... N P Madden 95 3 18-221F THREE WAYS 45 (P,T;D) J Snowden 7-11-4......................... G Sheehan 90 4 P2-0613 PAULS HILL 53 F O’Brien 6-10-12 ............................................ P Brennan — 5 22-4 JEU DE MOTS 164 N Williams 5-10-11 ..................................... E Kelly (3) — BETTING: 13-8 Rolling Dylan, 2 Geordie Des Champs, 4 Three Ways, 8 Pauls Hill WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 2017: Have A Go Hero 9-10-12 J Banks 33-1 (D L Williams), 5 ran. FORM last, ridden clear, all out, just held ROLLING DYLAN (11-6) 7-4 led 4 out, on near finish, bt Impulsive Star (11clear 2 out, mistake last, ridden, bt 0) hd (4 ran) (Catterick 3m 1f nov ch Flintham (11-0) 18l (3 ran) (Chep(4) £6,108 soft). stow 3m nov ch (3) £7,343 soft). GEORDIE DES CHAMPS (11-8) 4-1 PAULS HILL (11-5) 6-1 prominent, pushed along, held, 3rd of 7 (btn 37l) five lengths down 2 out, closed to Rock My Style (11-5) (Chepstow when jumped right last, led run-in, 3m nov hdle (4) £4,094 heavy). clear towards finish, bt Captain Buck’s (10-5) 33/4l (4 ran) (Taunton JEU DE MOTS (10-7) 7-2 every chance, one pace, 4th of 11 (btn 2m 7f nov hcap ch (3) £9,357 soft). 43l) to Niceandeasy (11-0) (Hexham THREE WAYS fell latest, earlier (11-0) 21/2m mdn hdle (5) £3,249 heavy). 5-4 led 11th, with leader, led again 3.15 FOLLOW MYRACINGTIPS ON TWITTER NOVICES’ HURDLE (4); winner £5,458; 2m 6f. (8 runners) 1 10/21P2 JURBY 19 O Sherwood 8-11-7 ..................................................... L Aspell 94 2 32B-412 WESTEND STORY 18 (BF) P Hobbs 7-11-7 ....................... R Johnson l99 3 P BERLIEF ARAMIS 70 A Phillips 8-11-1........................................ S Bowen — 4 6-4223 LYGON ROCK 32 H Daly 5-11-1 ................................................. A Tinkler 96 5 1142-P5 MASTER TRADESMAN 68 R Mitford-Slade 7-11-1 ............... M G Nolan 70 6 PRINCE CARN S Flook 7-11-1 .................................................. J M Davies — 7 467- SENIERGUES 489 R Stephens 6-11-1 .................................... T J O’Brien — 8 2-2R58 MADAME FIONA 57 (E) M Keighley 6-10-8........................... H Stock (5) 70 BETTING: 5-4 Westend Story, 9-4 Jurby, 3 Lygon Rock, 14 Master Tradesman, 33 Seniergues, Prince Carn, Madame Fiona, 66 Berlief Aramis WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 2017: Seymour Star 9-11-12 A Tinkler 5-2 (A Ralph), 5 ran. FORM out, 3rd of 9 (btn 12l) to Indian Hawk JURBY (11-7) 2-1 every chance, kept (11-8) (Warwick 2m 3f nov hdle (4) on one pace, btn 8l by Storm Home £4,419 good to soft). (11-7) (11 ran) (Wincanton 1m 7f nov LYGON ROCK (11-5) 5-2 led until 3 hdle (4) £4,224 soft). out, rallied 2 out, kept on, btn 1/2l by WESTEND STORY (11-12) 11-8 fav Call Me Sid (11-5) MASTER every chance, ran on, btn 6l by Soul TRADESMAN (11-0) 20-1 plugged Emotion (11-3) (6 ran) (Sandown on, 5th (btn 21l) (15 ran) (Ludlow 2m 21/2m hcap hdle (3) £9,384 soft). 5f mdn hdle (4) £4,809 soft). LYGON ROCK (11-2) 11-4 led until 2 3.45 MYRACING.COM FOR FREE BETS AND TIPS MARES’ HANDICAP CHASE (5); £4,809; 2m 5f. (9 runners) 1 4F6-723 HEPBURN 35 (T) Ali Stronge 5-11-12........................................ A Wedge 85 2 332274- LADY ROBYN 404 (T) P Bowen 8-11-8 ....................................... S Bowen — 3 4113-12 MRS BURBIDGE F27 (P,T) N Mulholland 8-11-5 ....................... N Fehily 97 4 12-02P4 EASTER IN PARIS 49 (CD) P Henderson 9-10-13................. P Brennan 95 5 /85-22P ARMEDANDBEAUTIFUL 110 (P) T R Gretton 10-10-11 ... J M Davies l99 6 -F5U345 HEAVENLY PROMISE 40 J Groucott 7-10-2.......................... L Edwards 98 7 P0/7P8- MONET MOOR 371 J Frost 9-10-1............................................ B Frost (3) — 8 4547534 BENNYS GIRL 197 D L Williams 10-10-0...................... Mr S Quinlan (7) 98 9 8688P0P MOONTRIPPER 57 P C Dando 9-10-0 .......................... Mr B R Jones (7) — BETTING: 11-8 Mrs Burbidge, 6 Lady Robyn, Easter In Paris, 13-2 Hepburn, 8 Armedandbeautiful, 10 Bennys Girl, 12 Heavenly Promise, 25 Moontripper WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: PU 2017: Easter In Paris 8-11-10 P Brennan 15-2 (P Henderson), 6 ran. HEPBURN (11-12) 9-2 tracked winner, blundered 3 out, ridden 2 out, no extra, 3rd of 5 (btn 21l) to Massini’s Lady (10-3) (Wetherby 2m 5f nov hcap ch (4) £4,809 heavy). LADY ROBYN (10-13) 11-1 outpaced 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 5 (btn 37l) to Song Saa (11-11) (Leicester 2m 7f hcap ch (4) £5,198 heavy). MRS BURBIDGE (11-5) 4-1 rear, hampered 10th, chased winner 3 out, no impression and just held on for 2nd close home, btn 8l by Stoical Patient (10-8) (7 ran) (Plumpton 21/2m hcap ch (5) £3,899 good to soft). EASTER IN PARIS (11-2) 7-1 tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th, pushed along 4 out, weakened, 4th of 5 (btn 19l) to Stoical Patient (11-12) (Market Rasen 2m 3f (4) £4,614 soft). ARMEDANDBEAUTIFUL pulled up FORM latest, earlier (10-0) 12-1 tracked leader until ridden 3 out, left 2nd next, kept on, btn 9l by Kayfleur (116) (4 ran) (Fakenham 3m hcap ch (4) £5,198 good to soft). HEAVENLY PROMISE (10-0) 11-2 led 8th, headed 11th, 5th of 6 (btn 34l) to Clondaw Westie (11-1) (Leicester 21/2m nov hcap ch (4) £6,238 soft). MONET MOOR (9-10) 100-1 8th of 13 (well btn) to Zerachiel (12-2) (Exeter 3m nov hcap ch (4) £4,549 soft). BENNYS GIRL (9-12) 10-1 chased leaders, no impression, 4th of 7 (btn 38l) to Abbeygrey (11-10) (Newton Abbot 3 1 / 4 m cond hcap ch (5) £4,549 good to soft). MOONTRIPPER pulled up latest, earlier (9-7) 20-1 soon behind, 11th of 17 (btn 30l) to Kohuma (11-4) (Taunton 2m hcap hdle (5) £4,158 soft). EACH-WAY THIEF ROMANOR (2.15 Hereford) was classy on the Flat. He pulled hard in his first two hurdle runs but learned a bit more last time. Have an e-w double with well-weighted MARVELLOUS MONTY (4.15 Hereford) for the champ. TEMPLEGATE TOM PEPPER 2.15 ............Broughtons Admiral 2.15 ........................................Salix 2.45 ...........Geordie Des Champs 2.45............................Three Ways 3.15.......................................Jurby 3.15 ............................Lygon Rock 3.45 ........................Mrs Burbidge 3.45 ............................Lady Robyn 4.15 ...............Bridane Rebel (nb) 4.15..................................Act Now 4.45 .................................Scartare 4.45 ...........................Uncle Percy 5.15.....................................Scales 5.15................................Just Spot TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Volatile (Southwell) and Bridane Rebel (double, Hereford) with Theglasgowwarrior (Newcastle). TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: Kion (Southwell) and Mambo Dancer (Newcastle). SUNRATINGS’ NAP: TOWERLANDS PARK (4.00 Southwell). SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: ACKER BILK (3.30 Southwell) nTIC-TAC: Right-handed, square track of 1m 4f, with nine fences to a circuit and a 300yd run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): W Greatrex 4-14, Miss V Williams 432, P Hobbs 3-16, N Mulholland 3-16. THIS SEASON: W Greatrex 2, J G O’Shea 21. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): N Fehily 6-13, R Johnson 5-39, S Bowen 5-16, A Tinkler 5-12. THIS SEASON: S Bowen 4, R Johnson 3, A Tinkler 3. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Venetian Proposal (2.15) & Frank N Fair (4.15) trained at East Grinstead. Round trip of 332 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Three Ways (2.45), Little Millie (4.15), Uncle Percy (4.45), Cup Of Ambition (5.15), Scales (5.15). nLIVE ON ATR 4.15 MYRACING.COM FREE TIPS EVERY DAY MARES’ HCAP HURDLE (4); £6,758; 3m 1f 119yds. (10 runners) 1 120-92P RUBY YEATS 32 (P) H Whittington 7-11-12 ......................... H Bannister 96 2 17FF-32 BRAVENTARA 41 (D) T R George 7-11-12................... Mr N George (7) 95 3 321-226 LITTLE MILLIE 74 N King 6-11-9 ............................................... T Whelan 85 4 1-5252P ACT NOW 32 (BH,T;CD) A Honeyball 9-11-5 ............................. N Fehily 98 5 4628531 BRIDANE REBEL 16 (P,T) J Candlish 7-11-3...................... D G Noonan 95 6 52-2949 MARVELLOUS MONTY 76 J Farrelly 8-11-0....................... R Johnson l99 7 7937U12 DAHILLS HILL 37 G McPherson 6-10-13 .................................. K Woods 96 8 345-44P ROYAL CLARET 91 T Symonds 6-10-6 ....................................... B Poste 88 9 9434014 SAHARA HAZE 10 (D) P C Dando 9-10-6 ....................... Mr B Jones (7) 97 10 P2F1134 FRANK N FAIR 57 Z Davison 10-10-0 .................................... J Bowen (3) — BETTING: 7-2 Bridane Rebel, 4 Braventara, 5 Dahills Hill, 13-2 Act Now, 8 Little Millie, Ruby Yeats, 12 Sahara Haze, 14 Royal Claret, Marvellous Monty WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 2017: Act Now 8-10-11 A Coleman 11-4 (A Honeyball), 6 ran. RUBY YEATS pulled up latest, earlier (11-8) 4-1 stayed on well, btn 1/2l by Vocaliser (11-1) (7 ran) (Taunton 21/4m nov hcap ch (4) £6,758 soft). BRAVENTARA (11-12) 3-1 led 3 out, not fluent last, headed, btn 13/4l by Tambura (11-5) (5 ran) (Towcester 3m hcap hdle (3) £7,798 soft). LITTLE MILLIE (11-4) 12-1 ridden 6th, held, plugged on, 6th of 15 (btn 32l) to The Vocalist (11-4) (Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdle (4) £4,549 soft). ACT NOW pulled up latest, earlier (1112) 4-1 challenged 2 out, upsides last, ran on, just held, btn nk by Leo Luna (12-2) FRANK N FAIR (10-12) 9-2 4th (btn 45l) (6 ran) (Plumpton 31/4m hcap ch (4) £4,874 soft). BRIDANE REBEL (11-4) 11-2 led until 2nd, pressed leader, led again 3 out, clear, stayed on, bt Milly Baloo (11- 4.45 FORM 11) 6l (8 ran) (Market Rasen 2m 7f hcap hdle (4) £5,198 soft). DAHILLS HILL (10-8) 8-1 handy, travelled well, led 4 out, ran on well, bt Fille Des Champs (11-2) 7l MARVELLOUS MONTY (11-12) 11-2 ridden, 9th (btn 31l) (15 ran) (Ludlow 2m 5f hcap hdle (4) £5,588 soft). DAHILLS HILL (11-0) 11-2 stayed on, always held, btn 11/2l by Iconic Sky (10-13) (11 ran) (Market Rasen 2m 3f hcap hdle (4) £6,498 soft). ROYAL CLARET pulled up latest, earlier (11-2) 3-1 prominent, every chance, one pace, 4th of 9 (btn 11l) to Kalahari Queen (11-2) (Lingfield 2m nov hdle (4) £4,549 soft). SAHARA HAZE (11-5) 3-1 ridden, kept on one pace, 4th of 7 (btn 29l) to Agent Louise (9-11) (Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcap hdle (5) £4,159 heavy). MYRACING.COM FOR GRAND NATIONAL TIPS HCAP HURDLE (DIV 1) (5); £4,159; 2m 4f. (10 runners) 1 7064-3F UNCLE PERCY 133 (TH) B Pauling 6-12-0 ................................ D Jacob 95 2 77P06 WESTERBERRY 35 J W Mullins 6-11-12........................... D Sansom (5) 85 3 -500255 JIMMY BELL 17 (PH) J G O’Shea 7-11-10............................. R Johnson 94 4 /683-0F SAFE HARBOUR 46 (BH) O Sherwood 6-11-9............................ L Aspell — 5 65363/5 PINK TARA 76 Miss V Williams 7-11-7 .................................... C Deutsch 93 6 775801U BREAKING GROUND 19 (T;BF) R Ford 6-11-1 .................. R McLernon 97 7 F050374 WAY OF THE WORLD 17 (CD) S Lewis 7-10-12 ............. S Houlihan (5) 98 8 76P-322 SCARTARE 41 R Gasson 7-10-10............................................. B Poste l99 9 -P60P4P TAKEN BY FORCE 17 T H Weston 5-10-6................................... C Poste 92 10 6807843 CENTREOFEXCELLENCE 30 (H,T) S Flook 7-10-0.............. J M Davies 96 BETTING: 7-2 Breaking Ground, 5 Scartare, 7 Uncle Percy, 10 Pink Tara, 14 Way Of The World, 16 Jimmy Bell, 20 Westerberry, Safe Harbour WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 7 2017: Badbad Leroy Brown 5-11-12 J Greenall 11-1 (O Greenall), 8 ran. 5.15 MYRACING.COM FOR GRAND NATIONAL TIPS HCAP HURDLE (DIV 2) (5); £4,159; 2m 4f. (9 runners) 1 P-051P9 HOWABOUTNEVER 38 (P;D) R Teal 10-11-12 ....................... L Aspell l99 2 -7216FP SCALES 51 (D) Kerry Lee 12-11-11 ..................................... R Patrick (5) 98 3 3-2PP32 SACKETT 17 N King 7-11-11 ..................................................... H Teal (7) 93 4 5438085 FLYING VERSE 53 (P) D Dennis 6-11-8 ................................. A Coleman 85 5 PP-2170 JUST SPOT 35 K Bishop 11-11-3 ........................................... C Smith (5) 96 6 UPP55FP CUP OF AMBITION 60 (P,T) M Keighley 6-11-0 ....................... A Tinkler 97 7 8/U6398 RING EYE 5 (T) S-J Davies 10-10-10 .............................. C Hammond (7) 94 8 0PP-313 OUTRAGEOUS ROMANA 115 (BF,D) J G O’Shea 7-10-9.... R Johnson 95 9 5-08495 GILLY GRACE 35 J Frost 8-10-0 .............................................. B Frost (3) 93 BETTING: 2 Sackett, 4 Outrageous Romana, 6 Scales, Gilly Grace, 10 Flying Verse WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: See Division 1. TEMPLEGATE’S TOP TIPS H VOLATILE (4.00 Southwell, nap) has blown his rivals apart in his last three runs including over course and distance last time. He is up 5lb for that success but can confirm form with Holiday Magic. BRIDANE REBEL (4.15 Hereford, nb) easily won over three miles at Market Rasen. She was in first-time cheekpieces and wore a tongue tie and both stay on. Jennie Candlish’s mare has bags of stamina. THEGLASGOWWARIOR (6.10 Newcastle, treble) is two from three runs here and has a fitness advantage over most of his rivals. He has climbed the weights but this is not the hottest of races for the grade. H H RACING RESULTS nTEMPLEGATE fans had a right Royal party yesterday. The ace tipster made Royal Act (3-1) his nap bet. Among his eight winners on the day were Clon-daw Westie (8-1), Norse Light (7-1), Le Musee (5-1) and Minella Whisper (7-2). HUNTINGDON 1.30: 1 PRESENTING PEARL G Sheehan (7-2); 2 Petronella Manners (50-1); 3 Schiaparannie (11-4 fav); 4 Shazzamataz (150-1). 16 ran. 1 3 / 4l; 41/2l; 1l. J Snowden. T: £4.10; £1.80, £10.90, £1.40. Ex: £145.60. Trifecta: £1050.50. CF: £170.75. 2.00: 1 SPARKLEANDSHINE C Deutsch (28-1); 2 Passing Call (1-2 fav); 3 Bomber’s Moon (5-1). 11 ran. 5l; 8l. S Thomas. T: £40.10; £9.30, £1.02, £1.80. Ex: £134.50. Trif: £576. CF: £46.84. NR: Working Class. 2.30: 1 HAVANA BEAT L Edwards (4-1); 2 Thistimenextyear (6-1); 3 Max Liebermann (13-2). 11 ran (Mahari 811 fav). 3l; 1l. A Carroll. T: £5.50; £1.40, £1.80, £2.20. Ex: £29.20. Trifecta: £135.20. CF: £27.63. 3.05: 1 CLONDAW WESTIE A Coleman (8-1); 2 Hey Bill (9-1); 3 Leg Lock Luke (16-1). 9 ran (Minella For Me 7-2 jt fav, Bally Gilbert 7-2 jt fav). 23/4l; 11/4l. Mrs L Hill. T: £8.60; £2.70, £3.40, £3.10. Ex: £71.60. Tricast: £1119.64. Trif: £385.40. CF: £74.71. 3.35: 1 MAQUISARD Joshua Moore (33-1); 2 Eskendash (9-2 jt fav); 3 Otter Moon (5-1). 13 ran (Blazon 9-2 jt fav). hd; 31/2l. G L Moore. T: £45.60; £1.20, £11.50, £1.60. Ex: £160.90. Tric: £888.36. Trif: £1964.60. CF: £167.47. 4.10: 1 MINELLA WHISPER D Hiskett (7-2 fav); 2 Indian Reel (20-1); 3 Max Dynamo (6-1). 12 ran. 3l; 2 1 / 2 l. R Phillips. T: £3.60; £1.70, £3.80, £2.50. Ex: £58.40. Tricast: £405.25. Trifecta: £243.90. CF: £71.88. 4.40: 1 JACKTHEJOURNEYMAN J M Davies (5-1); 2 Peppay Le Pugh (94 fav); 3 Shininstar (6-1). 7 ran. 13/4l; 6l. T R Gretton. T: £4.40; £1.70, £1.60. Ex: £15.80. Trifecta: £105. CF: £16.54. 5.10: 1 BREAKING WAVES H Teal (12-1); 2 Some Day Soon (10-1); 3 Third Wind (12-1); 4 Mill Green (4-1). 18 ran (Commodore Barry 9-4 fav). 2 3 / 4l; 3 / 4l; 5l. N Williams. T: £13.10; £4.30, £3.40, £2.80. Ex: £147.70. Trifecta: £1164.30. CF: £121.03. JACKPOT: Not won, £33,407.15 c/o. P/POT: £65.80. Q/POT: £38.50 MARKET RASEN 2.10: 1 OR DE VASSY B Andrews (evens); 2 First Drift (10-11 fav); 3 Boy Named Sioux (25-1). 6 ran. 3/4l; 5l. D Skelton. T: £1.60; £1.10, £1.10. Ex: £2.20. Trifecta: £4.90. CF: £2.19. 2.40: 1 NORSE LIGHT S TwistonDavies (7-1); 2 Scented Lily (11-2 fav); 3 Tower Of Allen (8-1). 13 ran. 1l; 1l. D Dennis. T: £4; £2.10, £1.90, £2.90. Ex: £26.10. Tricast: £321.51. Trifecta: £170.30. CF: £44.46. 3.15: 1 THE BLUE BOMBER F Gregory (5-1); 2 Red Ochre (13-2); 3 Hear The Chimes (7-2 jt fav). 10 ran (Steel City 7-2 jt fav). 1 3 / 4l; 4l. C Fryer. T: £3.90; £1.40, £1.90, £2.50. Ex: £41.50. Tric: £127.71. Trif: £178.70. CF: £34.62. 3.45: 1 ON A PROMISE C Nichol (92); 2 Loch Linnhe (10-1); 3 Sam Noir (7-1). 9 ran (Benechenko 3-1 fav). 5l; 1 3 / 4 l. N Richards. T: £4.80; £1.60, £2.90, £1.90. Ex: £52.80. Tric: £304.71. Trif: £520.40. CF: £45.77. 4.20: 1 MUST HAVEA FLUTTER B Andrews (6-4 fav); 2 Mahlerdramatic (4-1); 3 Las Tunas (4-1). 6 ran. 7l; 8l. D Skelton. T: £2.40; £1.40, £2.20. Ex: £8.90. Trifecta: £21.40. CF: £7.84. 4.50: 1 BOCASIEN DESBOIS H Brooke (9-2); 2 Kings Temptation (92); 3 Court Painter (33-1). 8 ran (Alf ‘n’ Dor 6-4 fav). 13/4l; 1l. M Todhunter. T: £4.50; £1.60, £1.20, £8. Ex: £24.30. Tric: £581.86. Trif: £211. CF: £24.60. 5.20: 1 DEFINITELYANOSCAR N Fehily (5-6 fav); 2 Tashunka (11-1); 3 Regarding Ruth (22-1). 12 ran. 33/4l; 3l. H Fry. T: £1.70; £1.10, £3.30, £5.80. Ex: £13.80. Trif: £180.90. CF: £10.73. P/POT: £38.50. Q/POT: £18.30 TAUNTON 2.20: 1 LE MUSEE T Cannon (5-1); 2 Vodka All The Way (9-1); 3 Cereal Killer (12-1). 12 ran (Mount Rushmoore 4-6 fav). 6l; 41/2l. N Hawke. T: £5.50; £1.60, £2.80, £3.60. Ex: £45.60. Trifecta: £727.90. CF: £48.04. 2.50: 1 SMART BOY N Scholfield (2-1 fav); 2 Zen Master (5-1); 3 Never Learn (4-1). 8 ran. nk; 15l. J Barber. T: £2.60; £1.10, £1.80, £1.80. Ex: £10.10. Tric: £36.45. Trif: £38.20. CF: £13.03. 3.25: 1 ROYAL ACT R Johnson (3-1); 2 Lillington (7-2); 3 Kahdian (66-1). 8 ran (Caviar D’Allen 11-4 fav). 5l; 1l. S-J Davies. T: £4; £1.90, £1.40, £14.90. Ex: £22.90. Tricast: £564.37. Trifecta: £608.30. CF: £14.86. 3.55: 1 SIR EGBERT A Johns (4-1); 2 Delface (7-1); 3 Pointed And Sharp (25-1). 9 ran (Cap Du Nord 3-1 fav). 11/4l; 26l. Tom Lacey. T: £4.60; £1.90, £2.40, £6.50. Ex: £30.40. Tricast: £622.92. Trif: £688.70. CF: £32.81. 4.30: 1 CAP HORNER J McGrath (9-1); 2 Muffins For Tea (7-2 jt fav); 3 Jepeck (7-2 jt fav). 7 ran. 11/2l; 21/4l. J W Mullins. T: £11.40; £4.70, £1.60. Ex: £41.70. Tric: £132.31. Trif: £237. CF: £40.62. NR: Invicta Lake. 5.00: 1 MOVING IN STYLE P K Donovan (13-2); 2 Brother Norphin (72); 3 Prince Mahler (10-3 fav). 9 ran. nk; 31l. N Mulholland. T: £8.10; £2.90, £1.50, £1.30. Ex: £33.70. Tric: £89.92. Trifecta: £110.30. CF: £30.39. P/POT: £277.30. Q/POT: £34.40 ELLIOTT: TIGER TO ROAR CHELTENHAM champ Gordon Elliott is ready to Roll in the Grand National. Three-time Festival winner Tiger Roll will spearhead his team at Aintree. The eight-year-old has won the Triumph, the fourmile National Hunt Chase and this year’s CrossCountry race and Elliott who landed National glory By STEVE JONES with Silver Birch in 2007 said: “It was a great prep and Tiger Roll is in super nick. The more the ground dries out between now and the big day the better. He has a good chance.” Tiger Roll is now a bestpriced 14-1 third favourite for the April 14 thriller. ABC: H-Hereford, N-Newcastle, S-Southwell Aardwolf 2.15H Abushamah 4.30S Acker Bilk 3.30S Act Now 4.15H Alpha Tauri 4.30S Amuletum 7.10N Archimedes 3.00S Archive 7.40N Armed’beautiful 3.45H Bal De Rio 5.40N Be Perfect 6.10N Bennys Girl 3.45H Berlief Aramis 3.15H Bertilatethannever 7.40N Big Brave Bob 2.30S Blackjackten’ssee 2.15H Branscombe 2.00S Braventara 4.15H Break The Silence 4.30S Breaking Ground 4.45H Brian Ryan 8.10N Bridane Rebel 4.15H Broughtons Admiral 2.15H Bustam 8.10N Captain Peaky 6.40N Captain Revelation 5.00S Carlovian 5.00S Ce La Vie 7.10N Centofexcellence 4.45H Clarabel 6.40N Coastal Drive 8.10N Cockney Boy 5.30S Coiste Bodhar 3.00S Colour Contrast 6.40N Corton Lad 6.10N Crosse Fire 2.00S Cup Of Ambition 5.15H Dahills Hill 4.15H Dapper Man 3.00S Dawaaleeb 7.40N De Little Engine 5.00S Don Herbager 2.15H Dose 7.10N Dubai Classic 2.30S Dutch Coed 7.40N Easter In Paris 3.45H Epitaph 3.30S Fieldsman 4.30S Florencio 4.00S Flying Verse 5.15H Frank N Fair 4.15H Gabrial The Devil 2.00S General Tufto 5.30S Geordie Des Chps 2.45H Ghostly Arc 6.40N Gilly Grace 5.15H Gleaming Sun 2.00S Hammer Gun 4.00S Heavenly Promise 3.45H Hepburn 3.45H Holiday Magic 4.00S Howaboutnever 5.15H Imperial Focus 7.40N Island Song 5.30S Jamacho 6.10N Jeu De Mots 2.45H Jimmy Bell 4.45H Jurby 3.15H Just Spot 5.15H Katheefa 2.00S Kaylen’s Mischief 5.30S Kindler 2.30S Kingstreet Lady 3.00S Kion 2.30S Kiwi Bay 6.40N L’inganno Felice 6.10N Lady Robyn 3.45H Laqab 3.30S Late For The Sky 7.40N Leodis 5.40N Lily Ash 5.00S Little Millie 4.15H Luath 4.30S Lucky Lucky Man 8.10N Luv U Whatever 3.30S Lygon Rock 3.15H Madame Fiona 3.15H Mambo Dancer 5.40N Mardy Gras 8.10N Marvellous Monty 4.15H Master Tradesman 3.15H Maulesden May 7.10N Maydale 7.40N Medici Moon 4.30S Metronomic 6.40N Mister Belvedere 6.10N Mister Music 4.00S Monet Moor 3.45H Monks Stand 2.00S Moontripper 3.45H Mother of Dragons 2.30S Mrs Burbidge 3.45H Musico 6.40N My Renaissance 6.40N Novabridge 3.00S Outrageous Romana 5.15H Pauls Hill 2.45H Penistone 7.40N Philba 4.00S Pink Tara 4.45H Port Soif 5.30S Powerful Society 5.00S Primo’s Comet 8.10N Prince Carn 3.15H Quick Monet 5.00S Rainbow Rebel 6.10N Raven Banner 6.40N Ravenhoe 5.30S Rebel Sky 5.00S Red Touch 4.30S Righteous River 2.15H Ring Eye 5.15H Riverside Bridge 5.00S Rococo River 2.15H Rolling Dylan 2.45H Romanor 2.15H Romantic 5.00S Rosie Hall 7.10N Royal Claret 4.15H Royal Holiday 5.00S Ruby Yeats 4.15H Run With Pride 2.00S Sackett 5.15H Safe Harbour 4.45H Sahara Haze 4.15H Sai Kung Star 5.30S Salix 2.15H Sam Missile 6.10N Samharry 7.40N Saved By The Bell 5.40N Scales 5.15H Scartare 4.45H Sea Ess Seas 3.00S Seniergues 3.15H Serenity Now 3.30S Shanghai Elastic 8.10N Siege Of Boston 2.00S Sir Geoffrey 3.00S Sir Harry Collins 3.00S Sooqaan 4.30S Space War 2.00S Spare Parts 4.00S Spun Gold 4.30S St Patrick’s Day 5.30S Star Ascending 3.30S Star Of The Stage 5.30S Stipulate 6.10N Taken By Force 4.45H Theglasgowwarrior 6.10N Three Ways 2.45H Titan 2.15H Tor 5.40N Towerlands Park 4.00S Treaty Of Rome 4.00S Uncle Percy 4.45H Venetian Proposal 2.15H Voice Of Dubai 5.30S Volatile 4.00S Volpone Jelois 5.40N Walk On Walter 2.30S Way Of The World 4.45H Weather Front 6.40N Westend Story 3.15H Westerberry 4.45H Western Way 5.40N Wise Coco 7.40N Zaeem 4.30S Zarkavon 6.40N GREYHOUND TIPS AND RETURNS SELECTIONS nNOTTINGHAM: 11.03 Frosties Lad (nap) (6-5-4) 11.19 Kirkfields Wispa (1-4-6) 11.34 Sandyhill Sophie (1-3-5) 11.48 Alfies Darcy (5-2-1) 12.04 Persevere (3-1-6) 12.18 Graigues State (nb) (3-1-4) 12.32 Creevy Honey (2-1-3) 12.47 Windy Exova (1-4-3) 1.04 Tuftys Angel (2-4-6) 1.19 Salacres Dougie (6-2-4) 1.33 East Ferry Sword (5-34) 1.51 Good Hurling (6-5-4) nKINSLEY: 11.11 Avenue Drum (6-2-4) 11.28 Castledillon Lad (1-6-4) 11.42 Drumcrow Nina (5-3-1) 11.57 Gemmas Cash (3-5-6) 12.12 No Option (3-2-1) 12.27 Inside Out (5-3-4) 12.42 Girly Film (nap) (6-1-4) 12.58 Swift Achilles (nb) (6-1-3) 1.12 Night Time Queen (1-2-5) 1.27 Kilahagan Impact (4-21) 1.44 Old Fort Dollar (4-3-1) 1.58 Lynhouse Hilda (4-1-5) nSUNDERLAND: 2.08 Footfield Frano (nap) (1-4-3) 2.27 Linton Lillady (nb) (6-1-5) 2.47 Agile Ethels (2-4-1) 3.07 Ryecroft Jonah (34-1) 3.28 Ryanos Bolted (6-4-1) 3.48 Grimes Lady (3-4-6) 4.08 Clontemple Diva (3-5-2) 4.27 No News (1-6-4) 4.47 Mill Dorit (3-5-4) 5.07 Jocksers Flame (1-4-2) 5.22 Lisneal Kacie (3-4-2) 5.38 Forelacka Sadie (3-2-1) 5.56 Another Tily (1-3-4) 6.11 Balmoral Lass (4-2-5) nHOVE: 2.12 Punk Rock Hero (3-4-1) 2.32 Ashby Pastures (6-4-2) 2.52 Who Needs Hope (3-5-1) 3.11 Ardera Captain (3-2-4) 3.29 Scarlet Seamist (5-6-4) 3.49 Guinness Echo (4-2-3) 4.09 Beech Hill Bella (nap) (16-4) 4.29 Leaveitout Oonah (3-5-4) 4.48 Lord Dobbins (1-2-5) 5.08 Gemini King (3-61) 5.28 Drumcove Oscar (6-2-3) 5.44 Aegean Razl (4-1-6) 6.02 Power Mary (nb) (2-1-4) 6.19 Black Duggan (3-6-5) nSHEFFIELD: 6.22 Geelo Big Heart (1-3-2) 6.38 Swift Rocco (2-5-3) 6.56 Roberts Vision (5-2-3) 7.11 Shale Carter (nap) (2-4-1) 7.26 Coolavanny Boy (1-5-4) 7.42 Acomb Ruby (nb) (5-3-4) 7.58 Move Over Eliza (2-6-1) 8.13 Idle Dan (3-1-2) 8.28 Candlelight Fire (6-3-1) 8.43 Ballycowen Colm (3-2-4) 8.58 Slaneyside Ryder (6-1-5) 9.14 Slaneyside Kirby (4-5-6) 9.32 Kingdom Recruit (4-1-5) 9.50 Words Of Wisdom (6-3-4) POOLE: 6.28 Ide Ruby Roo (nb) (4-5-2) 6.48 Go Fast Pearl (4-2-5) 7.06 Minglers Button (31-6) 7.22 Aussi Bolt (1-5-6) 7.37 Best Ace (46-1) 7.52 Killala Sally (2-4-6) 8.07 Ashwood Trish (5-2-3) 8.22 Springwell Jenny (2-3-1) 8.37 Legends Customer (6-4-5) 8.51 Jaybabe (2-5-6) 9.07 Loggies Sparky (5-3-1) 9.22 Navillus Boy (nap) (5-1-3) RESULTS nPERRY BARR: 11.03 Clonleigh Amber 5-1 (6-4-5 BAGS F £24.36 TC £103.14). 11.19 Romeo Treaty 7-4 (1-6-4 £10.40). 11.34 Killala Daisy 11-4 (1-6-2 £28.09 TC £95.53). 11.48 Keyring Titley 7-4f (1-3-6 £9.49 TC £19.22). 12.04 Kooga Kane 5-1 (4-2-5 £22.31 TC £92.74). 12.18 Off The Scale 7-2 (2-1-3 £30.57 TC £98.60). 12.32 Tyrone Celt 5-2 (4-5-6 £18.04). 12.47 Final Petal 7-2 (1-24 £13.16 TC £33.05). 1.04 Bit View Rock 7-2 (3-5-1 £14.21 TC £29.95). 1.19 Allaghaun Lady 9-4 (1-4-2 £12.38 TC £34.30). 1.33 Ourlittletreat 5-2jt (5-3-4 £15.08 TC £43.93). 1.51 Farmer George 4-1 (1-4-6 £18.25 TC £55.68). Placer (1-6) £192, (7-12) £103. nROMFORD: 2.12 Hulla Pedro 4-1 (4-3-1 BAGS F £27.83 TC £86.05). 2.32 Swift Homar 4-1 (4-1-5 £18.59 TC £57.44). 2.52 Ventry Jack 4-1 (6-1-4 £28.44 TC £81.90). 3.11 Poppy’s Pal 7-2 (4-3-5 £27.04 TC £69.64). 3.29 Chopchop Haskins 7-2 (6-5-2 £18.47 TC £38.26). 3.49 Jaxx Mermaid 6-1 (5-1-3 £51.35 TC £121.48). 4.09 Burtonlodge Eske 5-2jt (4-3-2 £16.94 TC £49.52). 4.29 Flawless Prince 5-2f (1-2-4 £11.17 TC £37.86). 4.48 Delfi Danero 9-4jt (1-5-6 £18.06 TC £69.53). 5.08 Droopys Calm 5-1 (1-6-2 £20.50 TC £69.09). 5.28 Lavan Flash 4-1 (1-26 £16.48 TC £55.22). 5.44 Droopys Muddy 31jt (4-1-2 £17.30 TC £57.79). 6.02 Barra Zobar 3-1 (5-2-3 £14.18 TC £47.01). 6.19 Bonville Zeus 5-2jt (4-6-5 £10.23 TC £28.73). Placer (1-6) £2762.00, (9-14) £64.20. nSHEFFIELD: 2.08 Razmataz Baresi 4-1 (2-45 BAGS F £21.78 TC £65.14). 2.27 Face The Music 7-4f (1-2-6 £8.69 TC £27.99). 2.47 Boozed Flame 5-4f (1-5-3 £16.61 TC £65.65). 3.07 Flashy Glory 4-1 (6-5-4 £31.60 TC £87.47). 3.28 Karlow Blitz 9-2 (3-5-6 £27.36 TC £86.24). 3.48 Keanos Jet 5-2 (4-3-5 £8.32 TC £29.77). 4.08 Townside Star 2-1 (3-4-2 £9.81 TC £0.00). 4.27 Silver Story 6-1 (1-2-3 £26.48 TC £74.29). 4.47 Caithlins Flyer 5-1 (3-4-2 £23.41 TC £56.89). 5.07 Corrin Josie 9-2 (1-3-4 £21.67 TC £48.06). 5.22 Salems Savanna 7-2 (3-5-6 £23.53 TC £65.01). 5.38 Surfer Darragh 4-1 (6-2-4 £19.81 TC £58.90). 5.56 Geelo Orchid 4-5f (3-1-5 £4.49 TC £15.72). 6.11 Black Sparkle 3-1 (5-4-6 £18.09 TC £46.78). Placer (1-6) £206, (9-14) £149. nSWINDON: 11.11 Law School 9-4f (6-3-2 BAGS F £9.64 TC £40.69). 11.28 Lucky Elsa 8-1 (3-4-6 £44.03 TC £139.27). 11.42 Stumpy Sue 9-4f (3-6-5 £9.02 TC £23.77). 11.57 Urban Secret 10-1 (2-3-6 £28.18 TC £85.01). 12.12 Burnpark Ellen 9-4f (6-1-5 £14.30 TC £41.87). 12.27 Wi Fi 4-1 (5-2-4 £19.34 TC £53.58). 12.42 Droopys Act 11-4f (2-6-3 £14.66 TC £36.97). 12.58 Jet Stream Boy 3-1 (3-6-5 £18.39 TC £84.97). 1.12 Tailteann Storm 7-2 (1-2-3 £37.84 TC £116.14). 1.27 Mohican Deb 4-1 (2-3-1 £20.54 TC £52.26). 1.44 Gatchells George 3-1 (4-2-3 £26.02 TC £99.60). 1.58 Sharp Defence 6-4f (6-4-5 £8.29 TC £27.92). Placer (1-6) £64.10, (7-12) £239.00. 1GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... 51 BE ON A WINNER - FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SUNRACING GOING: STANDARD SOUTHWELL FLAT AW CARD TEMPLEGATE 2.00..............................Space War 2.30........................Big Brave Bob 3.00 ....................Kingstreet Lady 3.30 ..............................Acker Bilk 4.00 ......................VOLATILE (nap) 4.30...............................Spun Gold 5.00..................Powerful Society 5.30 .................................Port Soif TOM PEPPER 2.00 ............................Crosse Fire 2.30..............................KION (nap) 3.00 ............................Novabridge 3.30....................................Epitaph 4.00......................................Philba 4.30..............................Red Touch 5.00 ...................................Lily Ash 5.30 ...............................Ravenhoe nTIC-TAC: Round L-H AW fibresand track which runs outside the turf course. There is a straight 5f course. nDRAW: Low best from 6f to 1m. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): M Appleby 123-749, S Dixon 53-561, D Shaw 38275, P Evans 33-226. THIS SEASON: M Appleby 8, S Dixon 7. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): L Morris 70-488, B Curtis 51-301, A Rawlinson 38-213, T Hamilton 28-209. THIS SEASON: B Curtis 7, K O’Neill 6. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Acker Bilk (3.30) trained at Carluke. Round trip of 536 miles. nFIRST RACE SINCE WIND OP: nLIVE ON ATR BOX CLEVER nHOT TRAINERS: J Farrelly 3 from 10; M Johnston 7 from 31; P Kirby 6 from 22; R Fahey 5 from 32; P Nicholls 6 from 40; M Appleby 6 from 40. nJOB JOCKEYS: NEWCASTLE G Lee rides Western Way (5.40) for D Cantillon, 6 winners from 15 rides, 40%. P Mulrennan rides Amuletum (7.10) for P Chapple-Hyam, 8 from 27, 30%. SOUTHWELL M Harley rides Walk On Walter (2.30) for D M Simcock, 24 from 111, 22%. HEREFORD N Fehily rides Act Now (4.15) for A Honeyball, 13 winners from 33 rides, 39%. M G Nolan rides Master Tradesman (3.15) for R MitfordSlade, 3 from 9, 33%. 2.00 BETWAY HANDICAP (Class 5); value to the winner £3,752; 6f. (9 runners) 1 (6) 84419- KATHEEFA 185 R Carr 4-10-7................................................. J Garritty 85 2 (9) 46-4604 SIEGE OF BOSTON 6 (T) D C Griffiths 5-10-7........................... D Allan 93 3 (5) 4022122 CROSSE FIRE 6 (CD) S Dixon 6-10-7 ...................................... L Morris 92 4 (4) 3095-81 MONKS STAND 13 (P;CD) J Mackie 4-10-0...................... S De Sousa 96 5 (1) -663354 RUN WITH PRIDE 21 (D) D Shaw 8-9-8 ............................... P Mathers 96 6 (7) 500854- SPACE WAR 187 (T;BF,C,D) M W Easterby 11-9-6........... H Shaw (7) 93 7 (3) 276-571 BRANSCOMBE 3 (B;D) M Johnston 3-9-4(6ex) ............ P J McDonald 98 8 (8) 6242-32 GABRIAL THE DEVIL 5 (PH) D O’Meara 3-9-0....................... S Gray l99 9 (2) 449- GLEAMING SUN 171 M W Easterby 3-8-4 ............................... N Evans 83 BETTING: 3 Branscombe, 4 Monks Stand, 9-2 Crosse Fire, 5 Gabrial The Devil 2017: Crosse Fire 5-9-12 K O’Neill 4-1 (S Dixon) drawn 5, 7 ran. 2.30 BETWAY NOVICE MEDIAN AUCTION STAKES (6); value to the winner £3,105; 6f. (6 runners) 1 (5) 62-121 KION 5 (D) J Osborne 3-10-0................................................. D Costello 98 2 (4) 96 KINDLER 6 J Ewart 4-9-13 .......................................................... L Keniry — 3 (2) 25- BIG BRAVE BOB 136 R Hughes 3-9-0................................... S W Kelly 84 4 (1) 644- WALK ON WALTER 150 (H;BF) D M Simcock 3-9-0............. M Harley 95 5 (6) 50- DUBAI CLASSIC 297 K Burke 3-8-9........................................... B Curtis — 6 (3) 32-4334 MOTHER OF DRAGONS 3 (BF) P McEntee 3-8-9 ......... N Currie (5) l99 BETTING: 13-8 Walk On Walter, 7-4 Kion, 11-2 Big Brave Bob, 7 Mother Of Dragons 2017: No corresponding race. 3.00 BETWAY SPRINT HANDICAP (6); value to the winner £3,105; 5f. (8 runners) 1 (4) 5151455 ARCHIMEDES 19 (P,T;CD) D C Griffiths 5-10-2 .................... D Allan l99 2 (8) 2476126 COISTE BODHAR 13 (P;CD) S Dixon 7-9-8 ............................ L Morris 95 3 (5) 862-543 DAPPER MAN 14 (D) R Fell 4-9-8........................................ T Hamilton 98 4 (6) 728-125 SIR GEOFFREY 13 (B;CD) S Dixon 12-9-5 ............................. K O’Neill 97 5 (7) 33-4231 KINGSTREET LADY 14 (P;CD) Mrs R Carr 5-9-2 ............... B McHugh 96 6 (1) 657-636 SEA ESS SEAS 5 (T) J Osborne 3-9-2 .................................. D Costello 92 7 (3) 7-18478 NOVABRIDGE 18 (B;D) K Tutty 10-9-0................................ H Shaw (7) 95 8 (2) 48-8805 SIR HARRY COLLINS 14 (H,P) M Appleby 4-9-0.............. S De Sousa 85 BETTING: 11-4 Kingstreet Lady, 7-2 Dapper Man, 5 Archimedes, 7 Sir Geoffrey 2017: Zylan 5-8-12 B Sanderson 7-1 (R Fell) drawn 3, 8 ran. 3.30 BETWAY MIDDLE DISTANCE HANDICAP (5); value to the winner £3,752; 1m 3f. (6 runners) 1 (5) 34-1221 ACKER BILK 6 (P;C) K Dalgleish 4-9-11(6ex) ...................... C Beasley 89 2 (3) 0532121 LUV U WHATEVER 19 (CD) Mrs M Fife 8-9-9..................... H Shaw (7) 97 3 (2) 9441-14 SERENITY NOW 42 (C) B Ellison 10-9-6.......................... S Donohoe l99 4 (4) 1253322 EPITAPH 6 (B;BF,C) M Appleby 4-9-5................................ S De Sousa 89 5 (6) 1/57-69 LAQAB 17 D Shaw 5-9-4 ........................................................ P Mathers 85 6 (1) -111146 STAR ASCENDING 14 (BF,CD) J Candlish 6-9-2....................... R Ryan (5) 98 BETTING: 9-4 Acker Bilk, 3 Luv U Whatever, 10-3 Epitaph, 6 Serenity Now 2017: Star Of Lombardy 4-9-4 F Norton 5-2 (M Johnston) drawn 4, 7 ran. 4.00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (5) (8) (1) (6) (4) (9) (3) SUNBETS.CO.UK HANDICAP (3); value to the winner £7,470; 7f. (9 runners) 48-1111 MISTER MUSIC 6 (CD) A Carroll 9-10-2(6ex).................... A Beech (7) 94 1251415 SPARE PARTS 3 (D) P McEntee 4-10-1(6ex) .................... N Currie (5) 94 50-4111 VOLATILE 13 (CD) J Osborne 4-10-0 ................................... D Costello 96 7-26923 HOLIDAY MAGIC 6 (BF,CD) M W Easterby 7-9-13 ............ H Shaw (7) 95 2/390-7 PHILBA 13 (V;CD) P Evans 6-9-12...................................... S De Sousa 85 03-D570 TOWERLANDS PARK 15 S Durack 5-9-10 ......................... M Harley l99 4-71442 HAMMER GUN 6 (V;CD) D Shaw 5-9-8 ................................ P Mathers 97 NEWCASTLE 5.40 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (1) (7) (4) (6) (2) (3) (5) GOING: STANDARD TEMPLEGATE HANDICAP (Class 5); winner £4,140; 2m. (7 runners) 5.40..............................................................Bal De Rio 6.10 ............................................Theglasgowwarrior 6.40 ...........................................................Ghostly Arc 7.10 .............................................................Amuletum 7.40...............................................................Samharry 8.10.................................................Lucky Lucky Man 1234 MAMBO DANCER 12 (BF,CD) M Johnston 4-9-13 F Norton 1125 WESTERN WAY 23 (V;D) D Cantillon 9-9-12 ... G Lee 014- TOR J153 I Jardine 4-9-12 .................... J Gormley (5) 33-3 VOLPONE JELOIS J22 (P) P Nicholls 5-9-11 M Nicholls (5) /53- BAL DE RIO J33 B Ellison 5-9-9 ........ B Robinson (5) 447- SAVED BY THE BELL 132 L Mullaney 8-9-7 .. J Fanning -534 LEODIS 23 T Tate 6-8-8 ................................ A Mullen TOM PEPPER Volpone Jelois l 99, Leodis 98, Western Way 97. 5.40.............................................Mambo Dancer (nb) 6.10.............................................................Corton Lad 6.40.................................................................Kiwi Bay 7.10 .......................................................................Dose 7.40 .....................................................Imperial Focus 8.10.............................................................Brian Ryan 5-2 Volpone Jelois, 4 Mambo Dancer, 11-2 Bal De Rio, Tor, 13-2 Western Way, 8 Saved By The Bell, Leodis 6.10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (3) (8) (4) (2) (6) (1) (9) (7) (5) HANDICAP (4); winner £6,081; 1m 4f. (9 runners) 2672 SAM MISSILE 12 (D) J Osborne 5-9-8 .... D Tudhope 000- STIPULATE J24 Sam England 9-9-7 ........ J Elliott (5) 207- MISTER BELVEDERE 187 M Dods 4-9-7 P Mulrennan 358- CORTON LAD 124 (P,T;D) K Dalgleish 8-9-6 R Scott (3) 5-65 L’INGANNO FELICE 47 (H;C,D) I Jardine 8-9-5 J Gormley (5) 900- BE PERFECT 189 (P;CD) Mrs R Carr 9-9-3 J Garritty -736 RAINBOW REBEL 15 (BF) M Johnston 5-9-2 J Fanning 236- JAMACHO J24 B Ellison 4-8-8 .......... B Robinson (5) -133 THEGLASGOWWARRIOR 10 (CD) J Goldie 4-8-6 P Dennis (3) nTIC-TAC: L-H AW Tapeta course with a 3f run-in. Races up to 1m run on straight course. nDRAW: High numbers have slight advantage 5f. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): R Fahey 61463, M Johnston 31-231, M Dods 29-234, J Goldie 29-254.nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): J Fanning 45-266, P Mulrennan 44-414, G Lee 36-379, B Curtis 31-259. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Volpone Jelois (5.40) trained at Ditcheat. Round trip of 654 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nLIVE ON ATR Sam Missile l 99, Rainbow Rebel 98, Corton Lad 97. 3 Sam Missile, 4 Rainbow Rebel, 6 Theglasgowwarrior, 132 Jamacho, 8 Stipulate, Mister Belvedere, Corton Lad 6.40 APPRENTICE HANDICAP (6); winner £3,493; 1m 2f. (11 runners) 1 (11) 1-96 METRONOMIC 19 (D) P Niven 4-9-13..... J Fisher (5) 2 (1) 57-7 MY RENAISSANCE 14 (D) S England 8-9-10 J Elliott 3 (3) /46- CLARABEL 225 N Tinkler 5-9-10 ............ R Timby (7) 4 (7) 00-9 RAVEN BANNER 55 (D) I Furtado 5-9-9 .. M Nicholls 5 (8) 00-9 KIWI BAY 46 (C,D) M Dods 13-9-9............. P Muir (3) 6 (9) 99-1 GHOSTLY ARC 47 (T;CD) N Wilson 6-9-5 C Murtagh (3) 7 (5) 0-20 WEATHER FRONT 29 (P) K McLintock 5-9-5 S Woods (3) 8 (2) 490- COLOUR CONTRAST 182 (P) I Jardine 5-8-13 J Gormley 9 (4) 0-86 MUSICO 47 P Holmes 4-8-13................... R Harris (7) 10 (10)9798 CAPTAIN PEAKY 18 (PH) P Holmes 5-8-13 B Robinson 11 (6) -992 ZARKAVON 47 J Wainwright 4-8-13. F McManoman (7) Weather Front l 99, Ghostly Arc 98, Colour Contrast 97. 9-4 Ghostly Arc, 5 Weather Front, 13-2 Colour Contrast, 8 Metronomic, My Renaissance, 12 Raven Banner 7.10 1 2 3 4 5 (5) (3) (4) (1) (2) FILLIES HANDICAP (5); winner £4,140; 1m 2f. (5 runners) 458- CE LA VIE 151 K Dalgleish 4-9-9................ C Beasley 168- MAULESDEN MAY 171 (D) K Dalgleish 5-9-7 . G Lee 47-3 AMULETUM 19 P Chap-Hyam 4-8-11... P Mulrennan 2323 DOSE 32 R Fahey 5-8-4............................... J Fanning /0-0 ROSIE HALL 68 (P) J Wainwright 8-8-2....... A Mullen Dose l 99, Amuletum 98, Maulesden May 97. 11-8 Dose, 6-4 Amuletum, 6 Ce La Vie, 7 Maulesden May 7.40 1 (8) 2 (1) 3 (7) 4 (3) 5 (4) 6 (9) 7 (10) 8 (6) 9 (2) 10 (5) NOVICE STAKES (5); winner £4,140; 1m. (10 runners) 231- DAWAALEEB 173 (VH;D) J L Eyre 4-9-9 .. J Fanning 1/9- SAMHARRY 116 (BF) J Gosden 4-9-9 ...... J Crowley 6 ARCHIVE 19 B Ellison 8-9-2............... B Robinson (5) BERTILATETHANNEVER M Hammond 6-9-2 C Rodriguez (3) 44 DUTCH COED 13 N Tinkler 6-9-2 ...... L Edmunds (3) /02- IMPERIAL FOCUS 279 S Waugh 5-9-2 ...... J Garritty 6 PENISTONE 13 (T) J Bethell 4-9-2 .................. K Stott LATE FOR THE SKY M Hammond 4-8-11 F McManoman (7) 0/8 MAYDALE 14 J J Davies 5-8-11.................... S James 8 WISE COCO 18 A Whillans 5-8-11 ............ R Scott (3) Dawaaleeb l 99, Samharry 88, Imperial Focus 81. 7-4 Samharry, 5-2 Dawaaleeb, 11-4 Imperial Focus 8.10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 NOVICE AUCTION STAKES (6); winner £3,493; 5f. (7 runners) (6) 221- LUCKY LUCKY MAN 195 R Fahey 3-9-7. T Hamilton (3) 5- BRIAN RYAN 350 (HH) R Carr 3-9-0........ B McHugh (1) 345- BUSTAM 178 (H) J J Quinn 3-9-0 ..................... J Hart (4) 6-52 COASTAL DRIVE 18 P Midgley 3-9-0... P Mulrennan (7) MARDY GRAS R Carr 3-9-0 ......................... J Garritty (5) 00- PRIMO’S COMET 307 J Goldie 3-9-0.... P Dennis (3) (2) 3-3 SHANGHAI ELASTIC 11 T D Barron 3-8-9 ........ B Curtis Coastal Drive l 99, Lucky Lucky Man 95 7-4 Lucky Lucky Man, 9-4 Bustam, 6 Coastal Drive 8 (2) 76-3566 FLORENCIO 13 (P;CD) R Fell 5-9-5..................................... T Hamilton 98 9 (7) 273-535 TREATY OF ROME 6 (V;BF,C) D Shaw 6-9-0 .................. G Mahon (5) 96 BETTING: 7-2 Volatile, 4 Holiday Magic, 5 Hammer Gun, Mister Music, 7 Spare Parts, 12 Florencio, Treaty Of Rome, 16 Towerlands Park, 25 Philba 2017: Custard The Dragon 4-9-1 B Curtis 5-2 (J Mackie) drawn 5, 5 ran. 4.30 SUNBETS.CO.UK TOP PRICE ON ALL FAVOURITES HANDICAP (5); winner £3,752; 1m. (10 runners) 1 (6) 223657- FIELDSMAN 157 D C Griffiths 6-9-9........................................... D Allan 85 2 (5) -711147 SOOQAAN 35 (CD) A Brittain 7-9-7 ......................................... C Hardie 94 3 (4) 431-128 ZAEEM 54 (C,D) I Furtado 9-9-7 ..................................... P J McDonald 94 4 (8) 61-1644 SPUN GOLD 21 (B,T;BF,CD) C Fellowes 4-9-6.................. S Donohoe 96 5 (3) 60627-7 RED TOUCH 5 (B;CD) M Appleby 6-9-3............................. S De Sousa 94 6 (9) 3729-54 ABUSHAMAH 19 (D) R Carr 7-9-1........................................ B McHugh 93 7 (1) 6600366 ALPHA TAURI 13 (CD) C Smith 12-9-0 ............................... J Haynes l99 8 (2) 12108-5 MEDICI MOON 13 (P;CD) S Dixon 4-8-11 ............................... L Morris 98 9 (7) 214-380 BREAK THE SILENCE 33 (P;D) S Dixon 4-8-5....................... K O’Neill 97 10 (10) 32-4424 LUATH 14 (CD) Suzzanne France 5-8-3 ................................ N Mackay 85 BETTING: 7-2 Spun Gold, 9-2 Abushamah, 5 Luath, 13-2 Red Touch, 8 Zaeem 2017: No corresponding race. 5.00 SUNBETS.CO.UK DOWNLOAD THE APP HANDICAP (DIV 1) (6); winner £3,105; 1m. (10 runners) 1 (10) 4-87065 CAPTAIN REVELATION 22 (E,T;CD) M Mullineaux 6-10-0.... L Jones 91 2 (5) /52674- LILY ASH 178 M Murphy 5-9-12........................................ 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N Garbutt (3) 92 BETTING: 7-2 Ravenhoe, 4 St Patrick’s Day, 9-2 Cockney Boy, 6 Kaylen’s Mischief 2017: Chamasay 3-8-11 J F Egan 6-4 Fav (P Evans) drawn 3, 10 ran. 52 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2GM ENGLAND HUMILIATED D TRAVEL SICK* IT’S GETTING STU-PID . . . Broad trudges off after defeat Away-day blues getting ridiculous now WHEN it comes to going overseas, England’s Test cricketers seem to leave their skill, nous and brains at the departure gate. Their recent record away from home is so bad as almost to beggar belief. They have lost ten of their last 12 Tests — and five of the last eight by innings. This is not mere travel sickness. It is a contagious disease, infecting batsmen and bowlers alike, with the cure looking increasingly like a change of personnel. There is no question that, if England lose again in the Second Test against New Zealand starting on Thursday night, there will be loud calls for head coach Trevor Bayliss to quit Test duties and concentrate on white-ball cricket. But team supremo Andrew Strauss appears to retain faith in Bayliss and the Aussie is likely to retain all facets of his job until he stands down in September 2019. Ironically, Australia’s balltampering scandal — and likely removal of their coach Darren Lehmann — makes it more From JOHN ETHERIDGE likely Bayliss will stay. But the likes of Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Moeen Ali and maybe even Chris Woakes are starting to feel some heat. If he plays in Christchurch, James Vince is another in desperate need of a performance. Since England beat Bangladesh in Chittagong in October 2016, their sorry Test sequence through Bangladesh, India, Australia and New Zealand reads LDLLLLLLLDLL. It equals England’s longest run with no away OUT . . . Anderson is last man to fall win, set either side of the Second World War from 1939-48. New Zealand had beaten England by an innings just once before — in Christchurch in 1984. Yet, sure enough, the tourists plummeted to defeat by an innings and 49 runs in the First Test yesterday. Even the near-complete washout of days two and three could not save them after being routed for just 58 all out in their first innings. Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes mounted decent rearguard actions and defied New Zealand for more than 100 balls — but nobody could find a match-saving innings. Stokes (66) and Woakes (52) both fell to short balls from aggressive left-arm paceman Neil Wagner, whose tactics involve a big heart, boundless stamina and a non-stop barrage of bouncers. Captain Joe Root claimed he was pleased with the fight England showed on the final day. But it did not wash — and it certainly could not make up for the terrible batting on day one. Root said: “I asked the guys at the start to show everyone how much it means to play for England and to represent your country. I thought we got that today. “It’s obviously a massive task coming back from the start we had in that first innings, which was bitterly disappointing, and we were always fighting back in the game. “But the character we showed was a step forward. “We know our record overseas is not good enough. We’re always looking at ways of improving, it’s not for lack of trying. We must continue that work ethic and do some soulsearching. “We must make sure a couple of guys stand up and take it on themselves to put in that match-winning performance. “We do it quite frequently in our own conditions.” Stokes suffered from a sore back in the later stages of his innings — the problem that prevented him bowling — and twice needed treatment. Root added: “It’s a day-today thing with Ben. We’ll decide nearer the time if he is fit to play in Christchurch. “But I thought he showed great control and restraint from his natural game.” Tweet @JohnSunCricket FIRST TEST SUMMARY New Zealand beat England by an innings and 49 runs England First Innings - 58 (Boult 6-32, Southee 4-25). New Zealand First Innings - 427-8 dec (Nicholls 145 no, Williamson 102). England Second Innings - 320 (Stoke s 66, Stoneman 55, Woakes 52, Root 51). FINAL TEST - Starts Thursday (Christchurch, 11pm). BALL-TAMPERING SCANDAL By SAM MORGAN AUSTRALIA’S cheating attempts were foiled by an eagle-eyed cameraman — when he was tipped off by South African commentators. TV lensman Zotani Oscar is the talk of cricket after he picked up disgraced Cameron Bancroft hiding yellow tape down his pants — a foreign object used to tamper with the ball (below, left). But were it not for former South African fast bowler Fanie de Villiers (below) giving Oscar directions from the commentary box, the Aussies may have got away with it. De Villiers had Oscar scanning the movements of Steve Smith’s men for 90 MINUTES. He said: “We actually said to our cameramen, ‘Go out, have a look if they are using something’. “They searched for an hour and a half until they saw something and they started following Bancroft.” Fellow commentator Neil Manthorp added: “You wouldn’t have picked it up from the stands. You wouldn’t have picked it up from normal television coverage. “We had guys who were trying to do their job, filming the entirety of the event. It took a pretty skilled cameraman to pick it up in the first place.” Oscar’s new-found fame will not faze him — he is already well known for his dapper attire during shifts. The SuperSport channel cameraman bizarrely decides to don a three-piece suit when filming. And what started as a joke has now become a trademark image for SMITH BAN OSCAR WINNER . . . eagle-eyed cameraman Zotani From Back Page The camera NEVER lies COMMENTATOR TOLD TV MAN TO KEEP TABS ON BANCROFT Oscar. He said: “In the season of 2007-08 when New Zealand were here in South Africa, one of the cameramen got sick, while I was still working in the studio. “Then my former technical director asked me to help out. “I went wearing a suit and tie. “And from there on he said he wanted to see me wearing that in every Test match. “So it started like that. I only do it on the first day, when there is no chance of me having to pull rigs to pull cameras.” He added: “I actually feel more comfortable wearing a suit rather than having to expose my skin to the sun. “People started laughing at me but now it actually excites them. I usually get good compliments.” probe after Smith confessed he knew Oz team-mate Cameron Bancroft intentionally scuffed the ball in the Third Test in South Africa. Smith, who stood down from leading the side in Cape Town after the explosive revelations, is expected to be permanently sacked as skipper. He has been banned by the ICC from the Fourth Test in Johannesburg, which starts on Friday. Aussie cricket chiefs are under pressure to hand severe punishments to Smith and vice-captain David Warner — and suspensions of up to 12 months could now follow. Verdicts are likely within the next 24 hours. A lengthy ban would see Smith miss Australia’s five one-day internationals in England this summer. Bancroft, who used tape and grit to try to alter the condition of the ball, will probably be dealt with more leniently. Former England skipper Nasser Hussain says it is unlikely Lehmann was unaware of the plot. He said: “If he did know, then he’s in a whole heap of trouble and will not be able to hold down his job if he is condoning cheating. “If he didn’t know, questions will be asked as to why senior players are going round not telling the coach exactly what’s going on. “In dressing rooms I’ve played in, it’s inconceivable the coach wouldn’t know something like this was being dreamt up.” The MCC, guardians of the laws of the game and the spirit of cricket, urged governing bodies to be more assertive with on-field conduct. MCC assistant secretary John Stephenson said: “Those with responsibility for leadership must give young players the kind of role models who will uphold standards and preserve cricket.” England skipper Joe Root (above) added: “Captains are responsible for the way everyone else behaves. “You give everything out on the field and do everything you can to win — but you must do it in the right way.” 2GM JOSHUA v PARKER MURPHY . . . words Cell hell helped AJ to top By WALLY DOWNES Jr ANTHONY JOSHUA’S first trainer reckons a night in the cells helped put the Brit on the road to heavyweight glory. In a nightmare 24 hours in 2011 which almost wrecked his career, Joshua was detained by police after getting into trouble. And after his release the following morning, he was duly KO’d in a sparring session with David Price, Britain’s former heavyweight champ. But boxing coach Sean Murphy claims that whirlwind day did the 2012 Olympic gold medallist the world of good. Murphy, who runs Finchley Amateur Boxing Club where AJ first trained, said: “He was going wayward so I had words with him and he went back on the straight and narrow. “But he had a bit of a relapse and that’s when he got in trouble. “It could have cost him his career. It was a shock to the system and he realised it could all be taken away from him. “He went to court and the judge said it was only because he was dedicated to boxing and fighting for Team GB that he was OK. “It was a godsend, the kick up the bum he needed to straighten himself out and realise he could make something of himself — which he has done.” Joshua, 28, has been training at Finchley ABC every Monday in preparation for Saturday’s world title showdown with Joseph Parker. And AJ wants to return to the gym after his career is over to help Murphy unearth the next generation of talent. He has even made enquiries about buying the land and property to help them cope with the drastic expansion he has helped to create. Murphy added: “I’d have him back 100 per cent. “I want to keep him a big part of the club.” Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... 4 DAYS TO GO BRAIN BOX Joshua: I want to be the smartest NOT the baddest ASK Anthony Joshua if he hopes to be regarded as the ‘baddest man on the planet’ by unifying the heavyweight division and he’s having none of it. The Brit wants to be respected for brains rather than brute, so instead of taking on Mike Tyson’s old mantle, he’d prefer to follow the lead of that smartest of boxing businessmen, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. There’s a steely seriousness about Joshua before Saturday’s unification bout with WBO champion Joseph Parker in front of a 78,000 full house in Cardiff. And that is in keep- By DAVE KIDD, Chief Sports Writer ing with his desire to emulate the unbeaten Mayweather. “No, I don’t want to be the baddest man on the planet,” says Joshua, “I want to be the smartest fighter on the planet. “Look at Mayweather, he’s not so much the baddest, he’s known as the smartest, he’s got TBE (The Best Ever), TMT (The Money Team) around the ring. He’s got a boxing IQ, so yeah.” While Mayweather opened up the potential for crossover with mixed martial arts by boxing Conor McGregor last year, Joshua intends to wait before heading in a similar direction — despite interest from the UFC. Joshua, the 28-year-old WBA and IBF champion, said: “Mayweather opened that door up. He is a guy who likes trial and error. He trialled it and it worked really well. “Providing I’ve got to the end of my career and achieved what I want to — remember Mayweather did it at the end of his career. “I’ve said it would be an option but it’s for down the line. I’d have to complete the goals in boxing first. “If not it becomes a pantomime doesn’t it? You have to show respect to your sport.” Most sportsmen who gain worldwide celebrity insist that fame hasn’t changed them. Yet Joshua is disarmingly honest by admitting he is different in his dealings with the public than he was before last year’s epic victory over Wladimir Klitschko. Asked whether he deals with people differently, Joshua replied: “Yeah. My time is limited. I’ve got goals now. “Everything had been a rush, amateurs was rushed, my pro career had been quick. I thought, ‘Woah, this is great’. Now this is it. This is focused. “Since I’ve started watching a lot more athletes, I’ve learned you have to be disciplined. You learn how to improve and what your goals are and how to achieve them. “What I’ve learned about interviews is they give your game plan away because it’s an insight into your mind. “A lot of people do a lot of interviews. That means I can listen to a lot of people. Everyone talks about success but not their mistakes. “I don’t do long interviews on the phone any more. You have to get smarter with this s***.” Yet the Watford star is adamant he has not been seduced by the trappings of fame. “Do you see me out anywhere?” he asks. “Do you hear anything about me? You don’t hear anything like that.” It seems Joshua has been bruised by criticism of his last performance in October, when he took ten rounds to dispose of unsung Frenchman Carlos Takam. He said: “I won against Takam, I controlled it for ten rounds with a broken nose but because I didn’t knock him out, people say, ‘Has he got stamina issues?’ “In Mayweather’s day, he goes 12 rounds in every fight and people say he’s a purist, I go past ten rounds with Takam and I’m not as good as I should be because I didn’t knock him out in round two. It’s a different dynamic. “All I hear is that heavyweight boxing is about power and having a good chin. It’s never about technical ability, the will to win, his understanding of the game, his inside work. “I want to go out on March 31 and establish that jab, don’t worry about not being a knockout merchant or impressing anyone but yourself. “Think only about how you’re going to win the fight and if it doesn’t work, you go again. Nowadays it feels like you’re defined after one mistake.” Sky Sports Box Office will exclusively show the Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker unification fight on March 31. Available to buy now at www.sky.com/orderboxoffice EXCLUSIVE RADIO COMMENTARY 53 SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES FOOTBALL CHINA CUP FINAL WALES (0) 0 Att: 41,016 URUGUAY Cavani 50 (0) 1 3rd Place - China 1 Czech Republic 4. INTERNATIONALS - Albania 0 Norway 1; Bulgaria 2 Kazakhstan 1; Finland 5 Malta 0; Portugal 0 Holland 3. EUROPEAN U-21 CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING: GROUP 2 N IRELAND (0) 0 ICELAND (0) 0 Att: 1,088 P W D L F A Pts Spain..................5 5 0 0 16 5 15 N Ireland........... 7 3 2 2 11 10 11 Slovakia ............ 6 3 0 3 8 14 9 Iceland...............6 2 2 2 7 6 8 Albania..............6 1 3 2 6 7 6 Estonia..............6 0 1 5 6 12 1 OTHER: Group 6 - Belgium 3 Hungary 0. VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Bradford PA 2 AFC Telford 1. VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Wealdstone 2 Eastbourne Borough 3. BOSTIK PREMIER - Kingstonian 0 Worthing 0; Wingate & Finchley 1 Billericay 3. EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Stourbridge 2 Sutton Coldfield Town 1. CRICKET TRI-NATIONS WOMEN’S TWENTY20 SERIES (Mumbai) - Australia 186-5 (Mooney 71, Villani 61) v India 150-5 (Rodrigues 50). Australia bt India by 36 runs. TENNIS ATP & WTA MIAMI OPEN (Florida, USA): Men: 3rd Rd - P Carreno Busta (Spa) bt S Johnson (US) 6-4 6-4; F Verdasco (Spa) bt T Kokkinakis (Aus) 3-6 6-4 7-6; N Krygios (Aus) bt F Fognini (Ita) 6-3 6-3; D Shapovalov (Can) bt S Querrey (US) 6-4 3-6 7-5. Women: 4th Rd - Karolina Pliskova (Cze) bt Z Diyas (Kaz) 6-2 2-1 ret; S Stephens (US) bt G Muguruza (Spa) 6-3 6-4; A Kerber (Ger) bt Y Wang (Chn) 6-7 7-6 6-3; E Svitolina (Ukr) bt A Barty (Aus) 7-5 6-4; V Azarenka (Blr) bt A Radwanska (Pol) 6-2 6-2; V Williams (US) bt J Konta 5-7 6-1 6-2. SPEEDWAY CHALLENGE - Leicester 46 Somerset 44. TODAY’S SPORT (7.45 unless stated) INTERNATIONALS Armenia v Lithuania.................4.0 Azerbaijan v Macedonia ..........5.0 Belgium v Saudi Arabia ................. Colombia v Australia................8.0 Denmark v Chile....................... 7.0 England v Italy......................... 8.0 Georgia v Estonia ..................... 4.0 Germany v Brazil............................ Greece v Egypt..........................7.0 Hungary v Scotland................. 7.0 Iran v Algeria ............................ 6.0 Ivory Coast v Moldova ............. 7.0 Luxembourg v Austria...........7.30 Japan v Ukraine......................1.20 Montenegro v Turkey........... 6.10 Morocco v Uzbekistan ............. 8.0 Nigeria v Serbia ........................ 8.0 Poland v South Korea.................... Romania v Sweden................ 7.30 Russia v France...................... 4.50 Senegal v Bosnia-Herz’.............7.0 Slovenia v Belarus..................7.15 Spain v Argentina ................. 8.30 Switzerland v Panama.............6.0 Tunisia v Costa Rica..................7.0 EUROPEAN U-21 CH’SHIP QUALIFYING: GROUP 4 Andorra v Holland ................... 5.0 England v Ukraine ................... 6.0 GROUP 5 Israel v Norway...................... 5.45 Kosovo v Germany ................ 5.45 Rep of Ireland v Azerbaijan.. 7.30 OTHERS: Group 1 - Croatia v Moldova (3.30), Greece v Czech Rep (2.0). Group 2 Slovakia v Albania (4.20), Spain v Estonia (6.30). Group 3 - Georgia v Denmark (1.0), Poland v Lithuania (5.0). Group 6 - Cyprus v Sweden (1.0), Turkey v Malta (2.0). Group 7 - Austria v FYR Macedonia (5.0), Gibraltar v Russia (7.0). Group 8 - Liechtenstein v Bosnia-Herzegovina (5.0), Switzerland v Portugal (4.0). Group 9 - Bulgaria v Slovenia (4.30), Kazakhstan v Luxembourg (1.0), Montenegro v France (8.05). EUROPEAN UNDER-19 CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING: Elite Round: Group 2 - England v FYR Macedonia (1.0). LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Inverness CT v Dundee Utd, St Mirren v Dumbarton. LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Albion v Arbroath, Raith v East Fife. LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Berwick v Elgin, Cowdenbeath v Clyde, Stirling v Edinburgh City. VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Eastleigh v Dover, Hartlepool v Bromley, Macclesfield v Gateshead. VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Alfreton Town v Kidderminster, Brackley v Boston Utd, Harrogate Town v Spennymoor Town, Salford City v Blyth Spartans, York v Southport. VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Concord Rangers v East Thurrock, Hemel Hempstead v Bath City, Weston-S-Mare v Braintree Town. EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Kettering v Dorchester, King’s Lynn Town v Basingstoke, St Ives Town v Royston Town, Stratford Town v Hitchin, Tiverton v Frome Town, Weymouth v Slough. BOSTIK PREMIER - Dorking Wanderers v Leatherhead, Folkestone Invicta v Lowestoft Town, Merstham v Burgess Hill Town, Met Police v Needham Market, Staines Town v Brightlingsea Regent. EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Altrincham v Shaw Lane, Barwell v Stafford Rangers, Marine v Nantwich Town, Rushall Olympic v Ashton Utd, Stalybridge v Grantham, Warrington Town v Workington, Whitby v Mickleover Sports, Witton Albion v Halesowen. 54 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1GM COUNTDOWN TO RUSSIA ENGLAND V ITALY GERMANY V BRAZIL Live coverage tonight from 7pm on talkSPORT Live coverage tonight from 7pm on talkSPORT 2 Listen to every goal and every match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on talkSPORT. 1089/1053AM • DAB Radio • App • talkSPORT.com 1GM £39m PROFIT TO OVERDRAFT IN 14 MTHS By GRAEME BRYCE WEST BROM have gone cap in hand to the bank — overdraft is quite a substantial less than a year after shift in such a short period. posting record profits of “The club has gone beyond its own financial limits.” £39million. CASH WOE . . . WBA chief executive Jenkins And returning chief executive Mark Jenkins (left) admitted: “I am shocked at how much the club has changed in 14 months. “From having £40m in the bank to needing an I WON’T BE COURT OUT By DAVID COVERDALE THIBAUT COURTOIS will play for Chelsea next season — with or without a new deal. The Belgian keeper’s agreement with the Blues expires next summer and he is no closer to agreeing a new deal, leaving Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain sniffing around. Courtois (below), 25, is ready to risk exiting Chelsea at the end of next season on a free, claiming the lack of clarity over his future will NOT affect his World Cup focus in June. He said: “I have one year remaining on my contract and feel good at Chelsea. “At the end of the season we will sit down together. If I can go to the World Cup with a clear idea — signing a new contract or waiting one more year — I will be relaxed.” The Blues are signing Crewe Alexandra’s 16-year-old striker George Nunn in a deal reported to involve £300,000 compensation. Jenkins answered an SOS to return in February after owner Guochuan Lai’s shock sacking of his successor Martin Goodman and chairman John Williams. He added: “When I was on the outside looking in, I read reports about the club operating No Mang left behind By PHIL THOMAS ELIAQUIM MANGALA got an unexpected get-well gift from Manchester City — a League Cup winners’ medal. The centre-back arrived at Everton on loan from the Etihad in January. But he damaged knee ligaments on his home debut in his second game and has not played since. Now City have sent the perfect pick-me-up as Mangala played in four rounds of the Carabao Cup but missed their 3-0 Wembley win over Arsenal. Mangala, 27, will also qualify for a Premier League medal as and when City clinch the title. He has had surgery which could sideline him for the rest of the season. But City allowed Mangala to rehab at Everton, with a further spell at Goodison — possibly a permanent one — in prospect. Elneny’s a Gunn deal MOHAMED ELNENY has signed a new long-term deal with Arsenal. The Egypt international midfielder, 25, joined the Gunners from Basel in January 2016 and has since made 65 appearances for them. At the start of the season, Emirates boss Arsene Wenger said: “He is a fantastic boy, we love him here. “His best years are in front of him.” The length of Elneny’s new contract has not been disclosed. They’ll be Madd for it WAITIN’ FOR WAG DAVID WAGNER is in talks over extending his stay as Huddersfield boss. But the in-demand German, 46, will delay making a decision on his future until the end of the season. Wagner is being linked with ex-club Borussia Dortmund, while Southampton could move for him if new boss Mark Hughes cannot keep them up. Terriers chief Wagner (right) said: “Until the season ends, I won’t talk about my future. “All I am thinking about right now is surviving in the Premier League.” NORWICH are demanding a staggering £25million for James Maddison. The England Under-21 midfielder is being watched by Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City and Everton. He is certain to leave this summer and the Canaries have slapped the huge fee on his head knowing it is likely to be met. Maddison, 21, cost just £2.5m from Coventry two years ago but has scored 14 times this season for Daniel Farke’s side. at the limit of its short-term cost control. I thought that was a negotiating position but I can now assure you that we are right at our limit. There is no more money for wages.” That phrase sparked panic among fans that the club no longer had sufficient funds to honour their players’ contracts. But the Baggies shot down that theory — claiming Jenkins merely meant they had reached their limit on wages. ADVERTORIAL No moneyBags Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... 18+ T&Cs apply. Odds subject to change. 55 ENGLAND are now seven games unbeaten after downing the Dutch. But Gareth Southgate’s boys face a sterner test tonight at home to Italy. Don’t bank on a goal fest as both teams have scored two or fewer in their last five games. You can get under 2.5 goals at 8/15 with Sun Bets. Or 12/5 on Jesse Lingard scoring tonight after sinking Holland. Italy lost 2-0 to Argentina in their last friendly and Sun Bets offer 15/2 on England matching that score. DIAMOND: Total goals under 2.5, 8/15 with Sun Bets. NEXT BEST: Lingard to score at anytime, 12/5 with Sun Bets. LONGSHOT: England to win 2-0, 15/2 with Sun Bets. ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 NO STATEMENT . . . Belgium boss Roberto Martinez 2GM WALES 0 URUGUAY Y1 CAVANI 49 By PHIL CADDEN in NANNING RYAN GIGGS defended talisman Gareth Bale after he was brutally outshone in the battle of the superstars. Eden makes final demand for Belgium EDEN HAZARD has revealed Belgium’s minimum World Cup target is to reach the FINAL. The Chelsea ace was part of the Red Devils team knocked out in the quarter-finals in Brazil four years ago and at the same stage at Euro 2016 in France. Their best ever World Cup showing was a last-four appearance at Mexico 86, when they fell under Diego Maradona’s spell and lost 2-0 to Argentina. This time round, Roberto Martinez’s star-studded side, who meet England on June 28 in Group G, are the bookies’ sixth favourites to win the tournament in Russia. And they have lofty ambitions as Belgium captain Hazard said: “Four years ago was the first World Cup From DAVID COVERDALE for almost all of the players season with Chelsea and in the national team. “Now we have four the World Cup.” Martinez also revealed years’ experience, so we know what we have to do last week Hazard would not be used as a false to be ready. “We have one target, go No 9 for his country — a he has comto the final. Then we will position plained about having to see what happens.” play in at Chelsea. Belgium, who host Saudi But Hazard said: “It’s Arabia in a friendly tonight in Brussels, qualified for not I do not like it, it’s Russia by winning their just different from playing group with nine wins and in my normal position. “I just want to be on the a draw. Hazard, 27, added: “The pitch, No 9 or No 10. I can qualifying matches have play left-back if the manshown we have already ager wants, no problem.” His Chelsea and internataken steps forward. “It may not have been the tional team-mate Thibaut most difficult group but we Courtois told Belgian TV on still had to show character Sunday he will definitely be at Stamford Bridge next every now and then.” Belgium boss Martinez season, even though he has last week revealed he only a year left on his deal. And that has prompted fears his Premier League stars will be suffering questions to Hazard about from burnout at the World his own Blues future — Cup because of their lack given he previously said he would sign a new conof winter break. Hazard himself has tact once his pal Courtois already played 46 games for was committed to stay. But, yesterday, Hazard club and country this term. And he was grateful his (below) said: “I’m going to finish the season first, then manager gave him and others time off from train- play the World Cup and ing last week and only then I’ll leave on holiday. “We’ll see what happens arranged one friendly for after that but for the this international period. moment nothing happens. He said: “It’s always “I’ve another two years good to spend time with on my Chelsea contract family, especially when you play a lot of games. We and I’m very happy there.” Hazard admits he barely know in England, to have anything about one or two days off does knows tonight’s opponents Saudi not happen every week. “So when we have time Arabia, who play in the opening World Cup game off, we need to take it. “I want to be ready for against hosts Russia. But manager Martinez the last two months of the regards it as a crucial clash in Belgium’s preparations for the summer — even though he is not interested in sending a warning out to their rivals, including England. The former Wigan and Everton gaffer added: “The game will give me information towards my final 23-man squad. “But I don’t think the game is about making a statement. We are not working now to make statements — making statements in March is a bit of a risk! “We are looking to see what players can be useful to the team.” The Real Madrid and Wales ace played second fiddle to Uruguay strike pair Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani in the China Cup final here in Nanning. Paris Saint-Germain hitman Cavani celebrated his 100th cap with the winner — a close-range strike from Cristian Rodriguez’s squared pass on 49 minutes. Barcelona striker Suarez also smacked the post twice in the first half. In contrast, Bale was ineffective as the South Americans ran out comfortable winners. Wales boss Giggs, who suffered his first defeat in his second game in charge, said: “When Gareth gets the ball, of course he’s going to have players around him. “They’re not just going to let him get it. “They recognise the quality he’s got and make it difficult for him. “The pitch had a big part to play in it, where it wasn’t ideal for dribbling or sticking the pass in. “But I thought Bale was a threat all night.” Giggs had kicked off his Wales reign with a 6-0 win over China last Thursday. But this was a major step up against Uruguay — and, in truth, the scoreline could have been more had Suarez had his shooting boots on. The defeat left Bale frustrated once again on the international stage after missing out on the World Cup in Russia this summer. Bale, 28, said: “Ultimately, we’re disappointed. “We felt we could have got more from the game but it wasn’t meant to be. We’ll keep learning and trying to BALE WOE OF Gareth’s outgunned progress. It has been important having the new manager in and everybody getting to know his ways. “There are a lot of positives to take out and it’s a learning experience for us all. “When the major games come around in the qualifiers we’ll be ready.” Uruguay sent a warning of their attacking power as early as the second minute when Suarez hit the woodwork after he connected with Nahitan Nandez’s pull-back. Then Wales captain Ashley Williams almost gifted their slick opponents the lead with a poor backpass. But keeper Wayne Hennessey forced Suarez wide and the ex-Liverpool striker hit the outside of the post. Hennessey then denied Cavani before Andy King tested Uruguay stopper Fernando Muslera with a fizzing drive. Wales almost snatched an unlikely lead when Muslera saved Bale’s flicked header from Harry Wilson’s free-kick. But Giggs’ side were undone in the 49th minute when Diego Godin’s diagonal pass was misjudged by James Chester and Rodriguez crossed for Cavani to tap in. Giggs, whose side next face Mexico in Los Angeles at the end of May, remained upbeat. He said: “We won’t play against much better teams than that. “What I want from my team is to go to the end and I thought we did. I’m really pleased with the squad.” WALES: Hennessey 6, Chester 5 (Lockyer 75, 5), Williams 5, Davies 6 (Hedges 90, 5), Gunter 6 (Matthews 79, 5), Allen 7, King 6, John 5 (Roberts 60, 6), Wilson 5 (Evans 72, 6), Bale 5, Vokes 5 (Bodin 68, 5). CALVERT-LEWIN Lewin no shoo-in By PAUL JIGGINS DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWIN admits he has no right to be disappointed at being left out of the senior England squad. The Everton striker, 21, was widely tipped to get his first Three Lions cap against Italy tonight. Instead, he will be leading the line for the Under21s in their Euro 2019 qualifier against Ukraine. Asked if he was gutted at missing out on a senior call-up, he said: “No, no. I’m still young. I know there was speculation but I need to be scoring goals and affecting games. “It’s my dream to play for England at senior level but this time it was not to be.” Calvert-Lewin trained with Gareth Southgate’s squad during the last international break in November. And he added: “I do believe I’m ready to step up. I back myself and believe in my ability.” Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions are five points clear at the top of their Euro 2019 qualifying group. And the U-21s are unbeaten in THIRTY since losing to Belgium in 2011. Calvert-Lewin has only started one league game for Everton in 2018 but has been receiving a few tips from experienced club-mate Wayne Rooney. DCL added: “It’s hard to say what he’s taught me — but it’s little specifics, pointers here and there.” l TV: 6pm, BT Sport 1. CHINA CRISIS . . . Bale’s gutted in Nanning KISS OFF . . . Ronaldo is troubled by pitch invader Rough ride for Ronaldo CAST A SPELL... GIVE us a W . . . BBC Wales put up the scoreline from China in Welsh — and they were playing Uruguay, honest. Game of Scrabble, anyone? CRISTIANO RONALDO watched his Portugal side self-destruct against World Cup flops Holland. Memphis Depay, Ryan Babel and Virgil van Dijk all struck in the first half of a 3-0 friendly victory in Geneva, Switzerland. To add to the European champions’ woe, Joao Cancelo was sent off on the hour for two bookings. Superstar Ron, 33, was greeted by several pitch invaders wanting a selfie, and sulked off after being subbed on 68 minutes. Holland failed to book their spot in Russia for the first time since 2002 but came out firing after Friday’s 1-0 loss to England. 2GM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... 8pm, ITV ENGLAND v ITALY Y& Score point BONUCCI . . . hurt Bonucci: Italy can’t compete GARETH’S GOALS PUZZLE IT’S not as if Gareth Southgate’s England squad don’t have goals in them. Jamie Vardy and Raheem Sterling — the expected front two for tonight’s Wembley clash with Italy — both feature among the Premier League’s top five scorers this season, with 29 between them. The injured Harry Kane, expected to be fully fit for the World Cup, has 24 more on his own. While even in a season of regression, Dele Alli has scored six times in the top flight, assisted nine and netted two more in a Tottenham victory against Real Madrid. Yet England’s last five results have been 1-0, 1-0, 0-0, 0-0 and 1-0. One of those three goals was a Kane penalty in Lithuania and another was an injurytime strike when the paper planes were raining down against Slovenia. So the nation is not exactly gripped by the Three Lions. And however clear it is that Southgate has a joined-up plan of employing a back three and playing the ball out from defence, things are not clicking By DAVE KIDD CHIEF SPORTS WRITER up front. When Vardy came on as a sub for the final quarter of Friday’s win in Holland, the Leicester striker failed to touch the ball. Asked how Vardy (right) could get more involved tonight — in the final match before Southgate names his World Cup squad — the manager replied dryly: “It would be difficult for him to be any LESS involved!” On the subject of England’s trouble in finding the net, the manager pointed out that autumn fixtures against Germany and Brazil were hardly conducive to goal gluts. But then he admitted: “The most difficult thing is to score and put the fluidity in the top end of the pitch. “On Friday, we started to get more numbers higher up the field — four, five, six, in and around the penalty area. “We then need to be a little bit more patient in that area of the pitch, wait for that right THREE LIONS’ LAST 10 RESULTS Mar 23, 2018 Nov 14, 2017 Nov 10, 2017 Oct 8, 2017 Oct 5, 2017 Sep 4, 2017 Holland (a) Brazil (h) Germany (h) Lithuania (a) Slovenia (h) Slovakia (h) W 1-0 D 0-0 D 0-0 W 1-0 W 1-0 W 2-1 Sep 1, 2017 Malta (a) Jun 13, 2017 France (a) Jun 10, 2017 Scotland (a) Mar 26, 2017 Lithuania (h) TOTAL GOALS TOTAL CONCEDED W 4-0 L 3-2 D 2-2 W 2-0 15 6 ITALY come to Wembley tonight after failing to qualify for a World Cup for the first time in 60 years. CHARLIE WYETT finds out what went wrong from ex-AC Milan and Derby winger Stefano Eranio . . . SO WHAT HAPPENED? Football, like life, is a wheel. This is not a good period for Italian football but it has happened with other countries, like you would know. England were not at the 1994 World Cup or Euro 2008. Holland will not be in Russia. Italy were unlucky being put in Spain’s qualifying group then lost to a weaker team, Sweden, in the playoffs. This is the beauty of football. If it was predictable there would be no point playing games. ANY LIGHT AT THE END OF TUNNEL? Yes. Our federation has created academies to help the growth of young players, like they did in Germany. They started NOT TOO BLUE . . . earlier than us and now Eranio says academies we can see the talents they are growing. offer hope for Italy IS SERIE A’S STATUS A PROBLEM? It is definitely not as strong as the Premier League or La Liga, so that is a problem. When I played moment to make the pass, rather than try and force things or force crosses that are going to get cut out. “But that will come, the more guys play together and they get that understanding of the runs each other make, then we will create more chances. “And if we create chances, we’ve got guys who will finish them.” Southgate is hugely respectful of Italian football, despite the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for Russia. He got all dreamy about the qualities of the Italian greats he faced such as Paolo Maldini, Fabio Cannavaro and Alessandro Nesta and spoke of the ‘underrated art of defending’. But Southgate knows the public will only go so far in their appreciation of bodies on the line and the joy of keeping sheets clean. He said: “We want to build on the performance in Holland. “We’ve only played this system a few times but this is a really good test because, against the 4-3-3 of Brazil (in November), we didn’t play out of pressure so well. “We’ve got to cope with that, got to have the confidence to find the solutions to play through them. We’ve got to try to be more effective in the final third of the field. “But I think we’ve advanced a lot, the players are a lot clearer on the messages of how we want to play, and that showed in the (Holland) game.” Tweet @davekidd_ Rome not built in day By CHARLIE WYETT MOST ENGLAND GOALS SINCE LAST WORLD CUP Wayne Rooney Harry Kane Danny Welbeck Jamie Vardy Adam Lallana Daniel Sturridge Eric Dier 57 13 12 7 6 3 3 3 and actually there are not enough spaces to play. You also have PlayStation and the internet. In southern Italy, you can still find some children playing on the street — and that’s why the most talented players are coming from there, such as Lorenzo Insigne at Napoli. IS IT HARD FOR ITALIAN KIDS TO GET A CHANCE TO PLAY IN SERIE A? in Serie A, it was the best league in the world. I had the chance to train alongside stars such as Marco van Basten or Ruud Gullit. And in that period you could even find in Serie B players like Batistuta or Hagi. Working every day with such players helps you improve. Now, the Premier League is much richer and, if you are a top talent, you would obviously move to England. And maybe Spain, Germany or even France. That is a problem. Marco Verratti is a real Italian talent but Italian clubs cannot compete wages-wise with PSG. But he now plays in a league with no competition. This is stopping his growth. Claudio Marchisio reckoned he would not have played for Juventus had they not been relegated in 2006. Bigger clubs in Italy want immediate results, they don’t have patience. Marchisio and Giovinco played only because Juventus were relegated. But let’s take a look at Milan. The club started to launch young players since their budget was reduced. They had to save money and tried youngsters. Now they have developed keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Davide Calabria and Patrick Cutrone. I say to Italian clubs: ‘Take a risk, trust young players’. Yes, it’s true. The street was the gym for all youngsters. It helped you to become comfortable with the ball and do unpredictable things. Now in Italy, we can’t see children play in the street. It’s more dangerous much more competitive than our Primavera (Italian U-19 championship). Also, Italian clubs should let more of their players go to Serie C. There is certainly a lot of improving to do but eventually, things will improve. HOW DO ENGLAND AND ITALY DIFFER DEVELOPING YOUNGSTERS? ITALIANS SAY YOU SUFFER AS KIDS In IN England each team has a second NO LONGER PLAY IN THE STREET . . . team that plays a parallel competition, LEONARDO BONUCCI says England are doing a better job at developing young players than Italy. The AC Milan defender will tonight skipper the Azzurri, who are in disarray having failed to qualify for the World Cup. Caretaker-boss Luigi Di Biagio, who lost his first game 2-0 against Argentina in Manchester, has named an inexperienced squad. And ex-Juventus star Bonucci, 30, said: “We can’t be expected to start winning straight away. “We are playing against a team who are improving. “They have a talented group of players who are young but have international experience. “Our team has less experience and the level of Serie A, apart from the top three teams, is not as good as the Premier League. “You cannot compare our players born in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 to the English ones born in the same years. “I don’t think we will grow too fast. Italy starts not from zero, but near zero. Patience is the key. “It will be hard in the summer, not being at the World Cup. Then, it will hit home. It will hurt. “Personally, you never stop learning and playing at a World Cup is important for personal growth.” Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing in the play-offs. Gian Piero Ventura was sacked with Under-21 coach Di Biagio given the job on a temporary basis. Di Biagio said: “England have a lot of top players, especially from midfield going forward.” Keeper Gianluigi Buffon, 40, will not play at Wembley with Gianluigi Donnarumma, 19, starting. RUSSIA 2018 COUNTDOWN 79 DAYS TO GO ENGLAND have hit 79 goals in 62 games in 14 World Cup final tournaments. The Three Lions’ top finals scorer is Gary Lineker with ten, followed by Geoff Hurst on five and Bobby Charlton and Michael Owen with four apiece. England’s highest goal haul in one tournament was in 1966, 11 goals when winning the tournament. Our worst is two in 1950 and last time out at Brazil 2014. 1GM ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 WORLD CUP WARM-UP WALKER . . . key role COUP STERLING From Back Page don’t analyse the way their teams play. I have to say, all the coaches at all the clubs are really open with me. “They like to talk about the players and like to talk tactically. “It’s one of the real highlights of being in the role — that you are not a threat to anybody so RAHEEM STER LING will go you can pick their brains. World Cup in the most to the “And they might share form of his ca prolific re er to date. a little more openly, He already certainly more than they term — nin has 20 goals this e more than might with each other.” ever scored in he has Southgate worked hard With 15 in than entire campaign. at improving strained the second-to e Prem, he is also p English scor relations between the FA er. and leading clubs during his role as the FA’s head of elite development — SEASON and that is bearing fruit. GAMES Relations are far better GOALS 2011-12 3 than when Fabio Capello 0 2012-13 36 and Sven-Goran Eriksson 2 2013-14 were in the Three Lions 38 10 20 14-15 dugout. 52 11 2015-16 Walker, who operated in 47 11 central defence as a teen 2016-17 47 at Sheffield United, has 2017-18 10 37 been pencilled in to play 20 alongside City team-mate John Stones in a back three at the World Cup. The third defensive Harry Kane slot is up for grabs. Raheem Sterlin 28 g Burnley’s James Tark- Jamie 15 owski and Alfie Mawson Gle Vardy 14 nn Murray of Swansea are battling 11 for a Lions debut tonight. Wayne Rooney 10 Yet Harry Maguire of Jesse Lingard 8 Leicester and Liverpool’s Joe Gomez are ahead in the pecking order. On Walker’s role, Southgate said: “Kyle hadn’t done that Defeats specific role before the Holland game, although 6 that is kind of what he Draws Win is doing for Man City. s “He has all the 6 24 qualities to play there. “I don’t think Italy will sit back — but if we play teams that sit back, then those Total caps outside centre-backs Minutes 36 played need to be able to Go 2,287 als drive forward and he 2 Yellow cards obviously can.” 4 Red cards 1 Raheem feared end of City GOAL-DEN BOY SOMETIMES, even the great Pep Guardiola can dish out a rollicking. Raheem Sterling has been on the end of one, a reminder that standards are sky high under Manchester City’s super-coach. It was delivered in the dressing room at Crystal Palace on December 31, when Sterling had given the ball away too many times after coming on as a 57thminute substitute. The England winger will never forget it. He feared his City career was coming to a juddering halt and, with it, his World Cup chances. Sterling said: “He lets you know when he’s not happy with you. “I lost the ball three times, I did not think I was going to play until the end of the HIS GO LS SEASON-BY-A SEASON TOP ENGLISH SC ORERS IN PL 2017-1 8 STERLING FOR ENGLAND Reds in Joe blow JOE GOMEZ will miss Liverpool’s Champions League showdowns with Manchester City after being ruled out for a month. The Anfield defender, 20, suffered an ankle injury early on in Friday’s friendly with Holland. Early diagnoses have ruled him out for four weeks, meaning he will miss both legs of the quarter-final. And it will leave him sweating on next month’s semi-finals if the Reds get through. RAH HA HA . . . life is good for Raheem Sterling yesterday Picture: RICHARD PELHAM 1GM ENGLAND v ITALY LY CRISIS Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ............... 8pm, ITV & 59 career in Pep rollicking By NEIL ASHTON more. I’m not a big fan of the gym. It’s more natural. “Before I was more raw and when I got the ball I wanted to take someone on, to beat someone, but now I am trying to pick my moments. “I try to get in the box as much as I can. That’s mainly where I am now.” He is a natural on the ball, full of confidence after scoring 20 times during City’s march towards the Premier League title. England could do with some of that. Sterling’s last goal for his country was in October 2015, when he hit the target from close range in a 2-0 victory over Estonia at Wembley. In fact, he has only scored twice in 36 games for the Three Lions — his other goal also coming in 2015 against Lithuania. To play in England’s front three, to be in such an influential position on the pitch, Sterling must start to deliver in front of goal. He added: “I think it is because CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER season because he killed me in the dressing room after. “A manager like that brings the best out of you. “He makes sure to tell you when you’re in the wrong.” England are benefiting from Guardiola’s brilliance. Sterling was easily the best player on the pitch during the 1-0 win over Holland on Friday night. The City flier has toughened up and is much harder to knock off the ball now. His decision-making has improved, maturing into an integral player for club and country. Sterling, 23, added: “I’ve always been a beast — I’m joking. “I haven’t done much in the gym since I moved to City, I’ve probably been filling out a bit All we need is love to give us a boost RAHEEM STERLING has urged England fans to “give love” and cut out the negativity. The Manchester City star was battered by Three Lions fans at Euro 2016 — there was even an internet hate campaign to bring him home early from the tournament. Ahead of winning his 37th cap against Italy tonight, Sterling told BBC Radio 5 live: “I feel sometimes there is too much negativity. “I’d love to hear some positive notes coming in, just to let the boys know everyone is behind them. Make the boys go off to the World Cup with a clear head knowing everyone is behind them and, trust me, you would see a better England. “If we get behind those players, give them love, you wouldn’t know how much that would boost their confidence. It’s disappointing when you put on a shirt and get negative feedback but it’s what the fans want — to see you perform well.” Butland Tarkowski Stones Walker Young Dier Livermore Trippier the gaffer, Gareth Southgate, takes me off early! It is a different environment. “I should be scoring a lot more for England and I put a lot of pressure on myself. “I have done that at my club, I wasn’t scoring a lot of goals there as well, but I’ve turned that around. “It is the same with England. I put a lot of pressure on myself to do well and score more. And it will be a matter of time. “Once I get back into that rhythm, balls start to drop. I do have that feeling that it is going to come soon.” Still, he has other qualities. The City star was substituted on Friday, with Southgate making a point of speaking to Sterling as he walked off the pitch. England’s head coach wanted him to know that he had done nothing wrong, that his legs were being saved for Italy tonight. Sterling added: “It was reassuring. Obviously I wanted to finish the game, some of my goals even when I was at Liverpool came late into games. “I’m always thinking I am going to get a chance soon but I was more happy we played a good game.” Sterling is still learning, mastering his art during his second season under Guardiola. The fierce competition for places has also helped, with Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne jostling for position in that City forward line. Sterling added: “When I feel under threat or under pressure, that brings the best out of me. “Sometimes people think I might not be in the squad and I think, ‘OK then, cool, we’ll see about that’. “Stuff like that just brings the best out of me.” If that does not work, Pep is always there to remind him what it takes to reach the very top. Tweet @neilashton_ Dele Sterling Vardy Candreva Parolo Belotti Jorginho LIKELY Insigne LINE-UPS Pellegrini England v Italy Lions finally show teeth Ian Wright OUR COLUMNISTS ARE THE TALK OF FOOTBALL FOR years they have played more appointed he couldn’t keep the off his face, the kid with the like kittens than Lions — but at smile keys to the sweetshop. last England are finally starting When the FA turned to Gareth, he to show their teeth again. took time to think about if it was Plenty of people were quick to knock their 1-0 win over Holland on Friday and I know it was against a Dutch side which didn’t even make the World Cup. But there was enough in the performance to fill me with optimism — not least the fact there is bravery in their game once more. Gareth Southgate deserves plenty of praise for getting his team to play without fear, especially when they’re bringing it out from the back. In the past, it has been more of a case of getting rid quickly, booting it long and, invariably, giving the ball away. I remember the great Johan Cruyff saying once how he never minded losing possession when England were the opponents because he knew they’d soon have it back again. Under Gareth there is an increasing feeling those days are long gone. So fair play to him for that. When he was appointed, it’s safe to say it was hardly to a chorus of cheers and optimism. To many he was just a safe pair of hands, an FA product who only got the call because he would say the right things and not offend anyone. But I know Gareth from the time he came to Crystal Palace at 16, and it was clear early on he was a strong character. Maybe people thought the studious look, thinking about what he was going to say before he spoke, was the sign of someone who is indecisive, too wary. Not a bit of it. What there is with Southgate is a meticulous preparation, an incisive nature, someone who knows what he wants and gets the message across well. You saw that when he took the job. When Sam Allardyce was Zappacosta Bonucci Rugani Donnarumma De Sciglio LIN THE NET . . . England’s star Lingard (second left) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the winner against Holland in Amsterdam on Friday the right move. Now the players are taking his ideals on board, the green shoots are coming through, and hopefully those baby steps will turn into giant strides by the time we’re in Russia. With Southgate there are no airs and graces, no agenda — he’s grasped the nettle and the progress is coming, believe me. And I do love the way he’s got us playing from deep. There are bigger tests, teams will press us higher, but Gareth is well aware of that. After Holland he admitted there will be tricky moments caused by that approach, but I’m delighted players want to be on the ball, want to play, aren’t afraid of passing it out. All the way from the keeper Jordan Pickford — I’d have preferred to see him in again tonight against Italy and Jack Butland in the two games before the World Cup by the way — up to the strikers. John Stones is a great ballplaying defender and Kyle Walker can play as part of a back three. Jordan Henderson is trying to pass into areas Jesse Lingard is patrolling. You’ve got Marcus Rashford making great runs and some of Raheem Sterling’s touches against the Dutch were very encouraging. Now I’m interested to see how centre-half James Tarkowski (above) handles it, and if midfielder Lewis Cook can make the step up, because he’s another who can drive forwards. It’s probably a bit late for defenders Lewis Dunk and Ben Mee, which is unlucky for them, but the other side of their disappointment is because it’s down to the form of Alfie Mawson and Harry Maguire. I’m not saying we’re going to bring the World Cup home, but we’re not the soft touch some believe and I think Italy will discover that tonight. Let’s hope the only fear and panic we see in Russia are in the eyes of our rivals. It’s been a long enough wait. 60 ............... Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Sun thesun.co.uk/sport Sport 2GM SMITH FACES YEAR BAN CHEATING Steve Smith could be banned for a YEAR for his part in the Australian balltampering scandal. And Aussie coach Darren Lehmann was last night on the By JOHN ETHERIDGE brink of quitting to become the scandal’s first casualty. Captain Smith (left) yesterday stepped down as skipper of IPL side Rajasthan Royals — where England’s Ben Stokes plays — and could lose his £1.3million deal altogether. Cricket Australia began their Turn to Page 52 ENGLAND v ITALY, 8pm Gareth’s Russian agents YOU’VE GOTTA STROLL WITH IT . . . a relaxed Gareth Southgate yesterday Picture: RICHARD PELHAM TOP PREM BOSSES PLOT 3 LIONS WORLD CUP COUP By DAVE KIDD GARETH SOUTHGATE is leaning on a brains trust of time against Italy tonight — top Premier League bosses and Southgate has also picked to help his World Cup plans. the brains of Liverpool boss y(7HA3A7*MQSTMM( |||+#!@' And the England chief’s decision to play Kyle Walker in central defence came after a chat with his Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (right). Walker will play on the right of a back three for the second Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino. Asked if Guardiola influences him, Southgate said: “You can say that for five or six of the top coaches. You’re a fool if you Turn to Page 58 © NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS Ltd, 2018. 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