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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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SEE PAGE 7
Big promise . . . May
PM 10yr
cash gift
to NHS
for 70th
By HARRY COLE
THERESA May yesterday pledged ten years
of extra cash for the
NHS as a 70th birthday gift to the service.
The PM told MPs
that a “long-term plan”
Continued on Page Two
HOLD ON!
WHO’S THIS
TV QUEEN?
PICTURE
EXCLUSIVE:
SEE PAGE 11
AS ‘KID ARMY’ PLOTTERS JAILED..
JAIL
LED..
Jihadi given
one for him,
one for wife
TERRORIST
GETS TWO
COUNCIL FLATS
By MIKE SULLIVAN
A JIHADI whose gang
intended to use an army of
children for multiple terror
attacks was allowed two
council flats — one for
him and one for his wife.
Muhammad Abid, 27,
left, was one of three men
jailed yesterday over the
plot to brainwash Muslim
boys as young as 11.
Their 30 targets included
Heathrow and Big Ben.
Full Story — Pages 4 and 5
2 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Hospital
axes ops
A HOSPITAL cancelled all
operations yesterday after
a surge in patients left it
with no free beds.
Urgent and cancer ops
were among those axed at
Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge,
which has been on black
alert since last week.
Ambulances were sent
away to other hospitals
amid reports of 50 people
waiting in A&E for up to
12 hours. A leaked memo
said: “We remain in internal major incident.”
1GM
NHS BIRTHDAY GIFT
Continued from Page One
for NHS funding will be hammered out
this year. The multi-billion pound deal
will be negotiated separately and beyond
next year’s Whitehall-wide review into
public spending for the next five years.
Appearing before the Commons’ Liaison Committee, Mrs May admitted the
health service is facing “serious cost
and demand pressure” and that it “can’t
afford to wait” until 2019.
She also told MPs the Government
needs to get away from annual top-ups
of the struggling health service budget.
The PM added: “I think, in this 70th
anniversary year of the NHS’s foundation, we need an answer on this.” The
surprise announcement delighted NHS
bosses, who hailed the plan as “very
welcome, timely and significant”.
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS
England, added: “Now is absolutely the
right time to recommit to all that’s best
about our NHS, while also accelerating
and capitalising on the huge promise of
medical advance for the decade ahead.”
Niall Dickinson, of the NHS Confederation, said the promise of extra billions
“really is the best possible Easter
present after a truly horrid winter”.
Mrs May’s plan was also welcomed by
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who has
been pushing for a long-term funding
plan to avoid annual top-ups. It had
been the subject of a wrangle between
his department and Chancellor Philip
Hammond. Two dozen backbench MPs
across the Commons had urged Mrs
May to get a grip on NHS funding.
Tory boss of the Commons Health
Committee Sarah Wollaston had warned
of an urgent need for funding reform.
Mrs May told her it would be done
“in conjunction with NHS leaders, clinicians and health experts”. She added:
“The Government will provide a multiyear funding settlement in support of
the plan, consistent with our fiscal rules
and balanced approach but ensuring the
NHS can cope with the rising demand.”
harry.cole@thesun.co.uk
JET, CYBER, GAS THREATS
OMNIWAR
Fears . . . Sir Stephen
Warning
of clash
in space
Britain steeled
to fight Russia
‘hybrid’ warfare,
May warns Vlad
By DAVID WILLETTS
BRITAIN must prepare to
battle Russia for control
of space, the head of the
RAF warned yesterday.
Air Chief Marshal Sir
Stephen Hillier said if
Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin
was ready to use a nerve
agent on British streets it
could rip up the treaties
that prevent space war.
In a speech to mark the
RAF’s 100th birthday, he
said if the UK’s communication satellites were disabled in an attack it
would wreak havoc.
Mobile phones, online
banking and GPS positioning for the military could
all be knocked out.
Sir
Stephen
added:
“The nation and its interests are very heavily
dependent upon space.”
He said the RAF’s space
HQ in High Wycombe,
Bucks, was to double in
size and also told a London audience that we
need more military jets to
defend Britain’s skies.
Putin . . attacks
THERESA May will
today warn Vladimir
Putin she is mobilising “every capability
at our disposal” to
combat
Russia’s
“hybrid” warfare.
The PM unveils a new
national security strategy
to tackle the Kremlin’s
multiple
21st
Century
threats, from nerve gas
poisonings to fake news
and bomber jet dry-runs.
For the first time, security
chiefs will be able to draw
on the power of the whole
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
Political Editor
government as well as our
traditional military prowess.
That means throwing Britain’s intelligence expertise,
economic
wealth,
cuttingedge communications and
even
the
£13billion
aid
money pot into the fight.
The “Fusion Doctrine” will
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TODAY: Spells of rain in the South in
the morning will spread to East
Anglia. Scattered showers in most
other regions, too, some heavy. But
bright spells will develop from the
West in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: The showers will ease
overnight, with just the odd one in
the West and north-east Scotland.
But clear spells for most regions,
and quite a chilly night.
OUTLOOK: Tomorrow, sunny spells
and blustery showers, with the
heaviest and most frequent in the
South later on. Similar on Friday, with
showers or longer spells of rain in
most parts, especially the South
West and Wales.
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us. But these people should
be in no doubt that we will
use every capability at our
disposal to defeat them.”
As fallout over the Salisbury nerve agent attack
continued,
Nato
yesterday
kicked out ten more Russian
spies from its mission.
Ireland and Belgium also
booted out one “diplomat”
each — meaning 25 countries
have followed the UK’s lead
with almost 140 expelled.
EX-SPY Sergei Skripal’s
mum is unaware he and
his daughter were poisoned
in Salisbury. Relatives say
she is too ill to be told the
news.
tnd@the-sun.co.uk
The Sun Says — Page Ten
Youngest Victim — Page 17
PUZZLES: PAGE 45
Bets ban
for cards
ONLINE gamblers could
be banned from using
their credit cards to bet.
A Gambling Commission report says it raises
the risk of spending more
than people can afford.
But there are fears a
ban may see them turn
to payday loans instead.
Gambling
sites
treat
credit card use as a cash
advance, attracting a fee
and high rate of interest.
The report says: “Consumers should not gamble
money they do not have.”
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THE PM has been urged
to fast-track the building
of ten nuclear power
plants
or
forget
her
dream of millions of
electric cars on the roads.
Unions said the Government would have to raise
electricity supply by 30gigawatts to get 35million
electric cars by 2050.
Justin Bowden, GMB
national secretary said:
“We call on government
and the National Grid to
plan and invest now in
major infrastructure upgrading and development.”
The National Grid says
it could cope with the
ban on petrol and diesel
cars as early as 2030.
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NEW Zealand failed to kick out any Russian spies — because
a check revealed none were there, it announced yesterday.
PM Jacinda Ardern said: “We don’t have Russian undeclared
intelligence officers here. If we did, we would expel them.”
BRITAIN
could
wait
years for non-EU trade
deals after PM Theresa
May hinted the timetable
for new border terms
with Brussels could slip.
She told MPs “timetables originally set” may
change once “you start to
look at the detail”.
But Mrs May later
stressed Britain would be
ready
for
new
trade
terms by the end of the
planned transition phase
out of the EU by 2021.
She
said:
“We
are
working to ensure that by
the end of implementation
customs
arrangements
will be in place.”
CORRECTIONS &
CLARIFICATIONS
also allow ministers to tackle
full-spectrum threats posed
by terror groups such as IS.
In the foreword to the
National Security Capability
Review, drawn up over nine
months, Mrs May will say:
“As long as we defend our
interests and stand up for
our
values,
there
will
continue to be those who
seek to undermine or attack
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cautions
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Today’s
birthdays
POP provocateur LADY
GAGA, 32, left, Hot Fuzz
star NICK FROST, 46, right,
and ex-England cricketer
NASSER HUSSAIN, 50.
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Last night’s winning
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17, 20, 23, 40, 46. Lucky
Stars: 9, 10.
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Picture: JAMES RUDLAND
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
3
JUST WHEN YOU
THOUGHT IT WAS
SAFE TO GET BACK
IN THE BATHWATER
By SARAH PACKER
TOWIE star Amber Turner
bares more than just
her soul as she poses
in black lingerie for
a photoshoot.
The
23-year-old
has made a name for
herself by crying during nearly every episode of the ITVBe series
she’s appeared in.
Towie favourite Gemma
Collins has been a shoulder to lean on for Amber,
whose tears are usually
prompted by her on-off boyfriend Dan Edgar, 27.
The new series continues
on Sunday and sees Amber
burst into tears again after
another bust-up.
Sounds like the only way
is hysterics.
I’m a
grubber
ducky
CHUCK
THE
DUCK
Toy health warning
BATH toys are a health hazard with
four in five awash with harmful bugs.
Scientists claim the likes of plastic ducks
are breeding grounds for bacteria and fungi.
Tests showed some are contaminated with
9.5million bugs per square centimetre.
When water from these is squirted into kids’
faces they are at risk of eye, ear, or stomach
infections, say scientists. The “dense growth” of
germs is fuelled by
humid bathrooms plus
By SHAUN WOOLLER
soap, sweat and urine
chunks of biofilm may
in the bathwater.
in
eye,
ear,
Plastics in the toys result
may also leak chemicals wound or even gastrointestinal infections.
for bugs to feast on.
“Cleaning and storing
Disease-causing bacteria — included E.coli bath toys can minimise
and Legionella — were the risk. One can argue
found in 80 per cent of for more regulations on
toys by the Swiss Fed- the materials used.
“The easiest way to
eral Institute of Aquatic
Science and Technology. prevent children from
Study leader Lisa Neu being exposed to bioadmitted the germs may films is simply to close
boost immune systems.
the hole — but where is
But
she
added: the fun in that?” shaun.
“Squeezing water with
wooller@the-sun.co.uk
R1 OLDIES BLAST
You’re a Gem . . . Amber is consoled
by Collins and right, with Pete Wicks
DAILY
I’m a beauty
pill addict
PAGES
40 & 41
THE BBC has been told Radio One DJs
must play more new hits and less oldies.
Breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw, right, and
other presenters used to have to ensure at
least 45 per cent of the songs they played
during the day were new releases.
But regulator Ofcom said yesterday that
would have to rise to half from Monday.
It said: “This requirement helps to ensure
these services remain distinctive.”
1GM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
COUNCIL OUT OF HOMES
Inside lair . . the room
in council flat where
Abid dreamed of jihad
Tower blockheads . . . Newham Council fell for jihadist’s claims
Jailed . . . Abid got
4 years for failing
to report the plot
FANATIC Umar Haque planned to use a “death
squad” of brainwashed Muslim boys to attack 30
targets including Big Ben and Tower Bridge.
Other London landmarks found on a handwritten
hit list included Heathrow, the Queen’s Guard, Parliament and various embassies.
Teacher Haque admitted he had indoctrinated
boys at Barking’s Ripple Road mosque with propaganda
including IS beheading videos.
One youngster later told police he
“felt like killing the Queen”.
Haque attempted to radicalise
at least 100 of the 250 youngsters he had access to.
Counter-terror police yesterday welcomed the jailing of
Haque and his accomplices.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon said:
“Haque
was
a
dangerous
man. He wanted to orchestrate
numerous
attacks
at
once,
using
guns,
knives,
bombs
and large cars to kill innocent people.”
PAD JIHAD
was the friend and confidant of
teacher Umar Haque, 25, mastermind of the plot to groom a “death
squad” of Muslim children to carry
out terror attacks.
They had worked together at a
madrasa religious school where IS
supporter Haque showed boys as
young as 11 footage of beheadings
and made them perform terrorism
role-play exercises.
Their parents thought Haque,
jailed for 25 years yesterday, was
giving the children after-school
classes at the Ripple Road mosque
in Barking, London. In fact he
planned to recruit more than 100 of
the youngsters to carry out terror
attacks with guns and bombs.
Father-of-three Abid was born
and raised in Dewsbury, West Yorks,
the home town of three of the four
7/7 bombers.
In 2010 the electrician moved to
London and married Juwayriyah in
2012. The following year he was
given a one-bedroom flat in a tower
block in Manor Park. But she was
then given a first-floor flat four
miles away in Canning Town.
Abid told jurors: “She wanted to
maintain her independence from
myself and, number two, because of
her health conditions.”
He said he became her carer after
she suffered post-natal depression.
Abid added: “My ambition since I
was 19, working as an electrician,
moving to London, I wanted to get
into properties, doing them up and
then selling them on.
“When my wife became ill, I
left everything and all steps to get
into employment and looked on that
as my job.”
Juwayriyah’s neighbours yesterday
said it was a scandal that she and
Abid had been allowed a flat each.
Rukshana Begum, 37, said: “It’s a
scam basically. We all want more
space to live but we can’t just pick
up the phone to the council and
demand what we want. What
checks did they make? I think the
council should have been tougher.”
An ex-neighbour of Abid’s said:
“Maybe a lot of married people
would quite like to live apart from
each other.
“That’s okay if you’re rich and you
can afford it. But there are a lot of
homeless and people already waiting for council houses.
“This just takes it
away from them.”
Abid was jailed
for
four
years
and
three
months
yesterday for failing to
report the plot.
A third jihadi,
Accused . . .
Mamun & Patel
19-year-old Abuthaher Mamun, got
12 years for helping Haque research
and finance his plan. A fourth man,
Nadeem Patel, 26, was cleared of
plotting with Haque. He had previously admitted having a gun.
It is understood Abid’s wife has
now moved to a larger property
outside the borough.
Hate preachers Abu Hamza and
Anjem Choudhary both raised their
families on benefits while publicly
sneering at those who paid for it.
Newham Council yesterday said of Abid’s
two flats: “The council was not aware
that they were a
couple until after the
husband’s arrest.
“They have never
been dealt with by
our housing service
as a couple.”
mike.
sullivan@the-sun.co.uk
Iconic . . Tower Bridge & Big Ben
APP TERROR
PLOTTERS HIT
TERRORISTS using encrypted
social media messages to plot
attacks will get longer jail
terms under new guidelines.
The Sentencing Council has
toughened advice from April
27 in response to a shift in
the threat with killers using
low-tech methods such as cars
or knives.
The maximum sentence of
life, with a minimum 40 years,
for Section 5 cases stays.
But the range for the lowestlevel crimes will be three to six
years compared to the existing
21 months to five years.
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6 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Sick not
slick UK
BREXIT GRAFT 2
BRITS are more likely
than Eastern Europeans
to take a sickie, the
Migration
Advisory
Committee said.
Migrants in low-skilled
jobs had an “absenteeism rate” 40 per cent
below a UK-born worker
in the same job.
Employers said that
migrants
were
often
more motivated, bettereducated and happier to
work overtime.
But the MAC said firms
could get round this by
offering higher wages.
1GM
BOSSES TOLD TO PAY
STAFF A BRIT EXTRA
SECTOR - % OF EEA WORKERS
Food manufacturing 24.3%
18.5%
Warehousing
13.2%
Hospitality
9%
Agriculture
8.8%
Administration
8.1%
Construction
Information technology 7.6%
6.8%
Transport
Source: MAC
BREXIT GRAFT 1
By STEVE HAWKES
BLUE-collar Brits are
being
shunned
by
bosses hooked on cheap
EU migrant labour, an
official report claims.
Some firms even reckon
Hooked on cheap migrants
Brexit immigration controls
could force them to the
wall, the Migration Advisory
Committee said yesterday.
The Government-backed body
said employers’ claims that
higher wages would not entice
Brits into certain jobs were just
not credible, adding that lowskilled sectors could do more to
train homegrown staff.
Its report said: “Employers
would almost always be able to
recruit if they paid wages sufficiently above the going rate.”
Workers from eastern Europe
typically earn four per cent less
than Brits in the same job.
The report agreed immigration
restrictions would make a “hard
job harder” for companies but
said living standards would not
necessarily suffer.
And it warned ministers they
had to also consider the effects
of immigration on community
cohesion and public services.
The Sun Says — Page Ten
Shortfall
for sport
BREXIT GRAFT 3
THERESA
May’s
own
Government departments
are warning immigration
controls could lead to
staffing shortages from
the NHS to football.
The
Department
for
Culture, Media and Sport
said that 400 footballers
in
the
Championship,
League One and League
Two — or 11 per cent —
were from the European
Economic Area.
It said restrictions may
“compromise quality and
standards” of UK sports.
Crash hit
to wages
BREXIT GRAFT 4
WAGES were hit by the
credit crisis more than by
immigration in the past
decade, the MAC said.
But the wave of EU
nationals that have come
to Britain was likely to
have
“slightly
lowered
wages” at the lower end
of the workforce.
And
it
said
that
while tougher post-Brexit
immigration control could
hit GDP growth, productivity and living standards could improve.
Northern
fade fear
BREXIT GRAFT 5
THE population in parts
of the North of England
may shrink if the net
immigration
from
the
European Economic Area
ends, the MAC said.
Remote areas, mostly in
Scotland
but
also
in
Wales and Northern Ireland, face a decline in
numbers over 20 years.
Limits on EU workers
would not mean a “hard”
Irish border as firms
would
check
migrant
staff, the MAC added.
One mam
and her
Mogg
By CHLOE MAYER
TORY toff Jacob Rees-Mogg refuses to
keep mum about his date for a pro-Brexit
event as he sits with mother Gillian.
The 48-year-old MP and his mum were
at a central London bash put on by campaigners Leave Means Leave yesterday.
And the backbencher used the event to
call those trying to keep Britain in the
EU “cave dwellers”, saying it would be a
“national humiliation” if they succeed.
NHS E-CIG PLEA
DOCTORS should prescribe e-cigs on the NHS to show
they are less harmful than fags, a charity says.
Action on Smoking and Health’s Deborah Arnott
said they should be licensed as medical quitting aids.
She told the Commons Science and Technology
Committee, examining the health impact of e-cigs,
that there would be significant benefits and it would
reassure consumers and medical professionals.
Sun
A LIMITED edition
gin
called
Gin&er
has been distilled to
mark Prince Harry’s
wedding to Meghan
Markle and is on
sale at the Queen
Charlotte in Windsor.
SPOT
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
MARRIAGE PLEA TO
O BRENDAN
Brute . . . McKie
Debt row
cop who
killed wife
gets life
By RICHARD MORIARTY
A POLICE inspector was
yesterday jailed for life
for killing his detective
wife in a row over debt.
Darren
McKie,
43,
strangled
mum-of-three
Leanne, 39, then dumped
her body in a lake.
He denied murder but
was convicted in a trial.
The jury at Chester
crown court heard McKie
hid debts of £115,000
from his wife, a fellow
Greater Manchester cop.
He killed her at home
in Wilmslow, Cheshire,
after she found he had
forged her signature on a
loan for £54,000.
Leanne’s
mum
Ellen
Dodd wept as Judge Mr
Justice Spencer described
a “brutal killing” amid a
“spectre of constant debt”.
Jailing McKie for life
with a minimum of 19
years behind bars, he
said: “There was bound to
be a day of reckoning.”
Pilots vid
‘letdown’
FOOTAGE of two easyJet
pilots playing a Snapchat
game while flying was
“very disappointing”, the
airline’s chief has said.
Johan Lundgren said
the incident “fell well
short of the standards
that we set for ourselves”.
In a video published by
The Sun last week, a
co-pilot jigged with a
virtual aerobics instructor
in the aircraft’s cockpit.
The plane was flying at
30,000ft during a trip
from Paris to Madrid.
EasyJet said it was in
cruise control. The pilots
have been suspended.
Six hit in
toxin alert
A DEADLY poison leak
put six people in hospital.
It is believed Palytoxin
was released from exotic
coral as a private aquarium was being cleaned.
Monday evening’s incident led to the tiny village of Steventon, Oxon,
being closed off while a
Hazardous Area Response
Team investigated.
Resident
Dr
Mike
Leahy, 51, who presented
the National Geographic
TV
series
Bite
Me,
researches deadly bugs.
He said: “I’ve been all
over the world and I come
home and this happens.”
You oughta
move to
Majorca
with our
son and
daughter
WIFE SICK OF PARTYING
AXED Strictly professional
Brendan Cole’s wife Zoe
wants him to move to
Majorca in a bid to salvage
their marriage.
The lifestyle blogger, 35, is
pushing for the Kiwi dancer,
41, to up sticks with their two
children after getting fed up
with his partying.
The couple — who
own a home on the
Spanish
island
—
have been “under
strain” due to Brendan being away on
tour so much.
A source said: “Zoe
has told friends she
A LAWSUIT brought by screen legend
Dame Olivia de Havilland over her
portrayal in the TV series Feud: Bette
and Joan has been thrown out.
Dame Olivia, 101, sued makers FX
Network, claiming the series defamed
her by wrongly showing her as a gossip.
She said her portrayal by Catherine
STAYING OUT
is finding it increasingly difficult to
cope without Brendan and it’s starting to take its toll.
“She’s asked him to move to
Majorca permanently in the hope
that it will help them to reconnect.
“But Brendan knows he won’t be
able to find as much work there and
it will be hard to make a living.”
He
has
hired
a
live-in
nanny
at
their
Buckinghamshire house to help
Zoe out with their
two-week-old
son
Dante and daughter
Aurelia, five.
Our source added:
Zeta-Jones wrongly showed her calling
sister Joan Fontaine “a bitch” and criticising Frank Sinatra’s drinking.
But three California judges unanimously dismissed the claim, saying she
did not have “the legal right to control,
dictate, approve, disapprove, or veto the
creator’s portrayal of actual people.”
‘Under strain’ . .
Brendan and
Zoe in January
Brendan parties on dance tour
EXCLUSIVE by BENJY POTTER
OLIVIA FEUD DEFEAT
7
Move . . Majorca
Sun
A
DOG
called
Charlie has been
trained to open the
fridge, get a beer
and deliver it to his
owners when they
ring a bell in Andover, New York state.
SPOT
“Brendan has laid on
help for Zoe but she has
told pals it’s no replacement for actually having
him there.”
Meanwhile, the ballroom dancer yesterday
flew off to Cork for a
series of shows — and told fans he
was ready for fun. He tweeted: “I’m
in Ireland this week on my
@BrendanColeLive tour and I’m
going to party my a*** off (after a
good catch up on missed sleep).”
Brendan has been pictured out
late with fellow dancers on tour —
and was with golfer Carly Booth, 25,
less than 24 hours after Zoe gave
birth to Dante earlier this month,
above.
His first telly job since getting the
Strictly axe will be on ITV’s Soccer
Aid match for Unicef
in June. He said: “As
soon as the curtain fell
on my Strictly career, I
knew my next move
had to be Soccer Aid
for Unicef. To be able
to finally announce I
will be swapping my
dancing shoes for football boots this
summer feels incredible.”
Cole admitted he was stunned at
being dropped from Strictly in January after 14 years. It followed
clashes in the last series with head
judge Shirley Ballas, 57.
He told ITV’s Lorraine: “It’s hard
to talk about. The BBC haven’t
renewed my contract. They made an
editorial decision to not have me
back. I’m in shock. I’m quite emotional.”
benjy.potter@the-sun.co.uk
PRINCE O.D. ‘HUGE’
POP star Prince had a huge level of
the powerful opioid fentanyl in his
body when he died, according to a
confidential toxicology report.
Doctors said he had an accidental
overdose of the painkiller — which is 50
times stronger than heroin — in 2016.
Prince, 57, died at his home in Minne-
sota and the report from his post mortem revealed the level of fentanyl in his
system. It said the concentration in his
blood was 67.8 micrograms per litre.
People have died with as little as three.
The level of fentanyl in Prince’s liver
was 450 micrograms per kilogram.
Anything over 69 can be an overdose.
8 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
JEZ HIT BY
‘JEW-HATE’
REBELLION
Labour MPs showdown
POWERFUL Labour backbenchers will today
demand Jeremy Corbyn spell out his plan to
tackle anti-Semitism in a Commons showdown.
MPs and peers are to tell him to hire more staff to
clear a backlog of race complaints against the party.
The parliamentary committee also wants to know when he
plans to meet Jewish community leaders who called Labour a
“refuge for racists”. Labour
EXCLUSIVE by STEVE
veteran
Neil
Coyle
said:
“There’s clearly a problem
HAWKES & ALAIN TOLHURST
and we have to deal with it.
source told the Daily Mail
We’ll be wanting answers.”
they
include
“the
most
Pollster
Robert
Hayward
shocking anti-Semitism that
said it will cost Labour in
would
make
even
a
commitMay’s local elections.
ted neo-Nazi blush”.
The leader left Shadow
Meanwhile, Facebook has
Cabinet members “visibly
refused to remove images
upset” yesterday by sideof an anti-Semitic mural
stepping the storm.
Mr
Corbyn
once
Party staff are workdefended. Labour MP
ing through 74 allegaStephen Doughty said
tions of anti-Semitism,
the web giant told him
it
was
reported.
A
to just block them
Storm . . . Corbyn
himself.
2GM
‘Revenge’
terror jail
A DRIVER was jailed for
life
yesterday
after
running over a Muslim
woman as “revenge” for
recent terrorist attacks.
Paul Moore, 21, was
convicted at Nottingham
crown court of attempted
murder
after
he
hit
Zaynab Hussein, 47, in
Leicester
last
year.
Moore, from the city, will
serve at least 20 years.
Brick fall horror
Midwife’s
cheat tell
A MIDWIFE who told a
new mum she bedded
her husband only did it
because she hates cheats,
friends claimed yesterday.
Joanne Lumsden, 37,
who worked at Liverpool
Women’s Hospital, admitted the holiday fling after
helping deliver her baby.
Pal Claire Kearney said:
“Maybe she thought she
had the right to know.”
Boris on
sexist rap
BORIS
Johnson
was
accused of being “sexist”
in the Commons yesterday
after he called the Shadow Foreign Secretary by
her husband’s surname.
The Foreign Secretary
apologised
for
calling
Emily Thornberry “Lady
Nugee” after Speaker John
Bercow told him off. Ms
Thornberry is wed to Sir
Christopher Nugee but
uses her maiden name.
WOMAN HIT BY
CRANE PALLET
A CRITICALLY injured woman is helped
by passers-by after a huge stack of
bricks fell on her from a crane.
She and another person were taken
to hospital after the incident outside
a building site in Mile End, East London, yesterday morning.
Workers on a nearby site think netting supporting the pallet of bricks
may have ripped on a scaffolding pole.
Ripped . . . pallet net
High . . . crane on site
2GM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
9
EWE COULDN’T MAKE IT UP!
Crushed . . . James
Trampled
to death
by own
horses
lVegans axe Easter sheep race
lActivists’ threats to ‘evil’ farm
We’ve
been
baaa-ed
By ANDY CRICK
THE boss of an estate
agency chain died after
he was trampled by his
horses, an inquest heard.
James
Scott-Lee,
66,
was kicked to the ground
by the startled pair after
a carriage ride.
He was then crushed
under the wheels as they
dragged it over him.
The tragedy happened
at James’s stables on his
Park House estate in
Kirtlington, Oxfordshire.
The chief executive of
Chancellors was taken to
hospital with fractured
ribs. His condition deteriorated and he was found
to have broken his spine.
James, a married dad of
one,
later
suffered
a
stroke. Doctors told wife
Jill he had extensive
brain damage and he
died the following day.
Oxfordshire
coroner
Darren Salter ruled October’s death an accident.
Drunk kip
at wheel
A DRUNK jockey drove
two miles with a flat tyre
before having a sleep in
his car in the middle of
the road, a court heard,
Peter Lebigre, 28, was
woken by an off-duty
policeman and immediately tried to drive off.
But the cop grabbed the
keys and held them until
officers arrived. Lebigre
failed a breath test.
The
Frenchman,
of
Pulborough, West Sussex,
was convicted of drinkdriving
at
Worthing
magistrates’ court. He was
given a three-year ban.
By ANDREW PARKER
AN Easter sheep race held
for 30 years has been
scrapped
after
threats
from militant animal rights
campaigners.
The flock jumped over mini
Grand National-style fences
with dummy jockeys on their
backs to reach food treats left
at the end of the course.
Rape ‘lie’
cop blast
A
POLICE
force
is
accused of withholding
evidence that a cop was
falsely accused of rape.
A judge ordered that
two cases against PC
Ryan Canning be dropped
as
his
force
finally
revealed messages from
two women sent in 2016.
PC Canning, 44, was
later found not guilty of
raping another woman he
met on a dating website.
His
lawyer
Kevin
Hopper accused Devon
and
Cornwall
Police
of being “professionally
negligent” or “corrupt”. It
denies the claims.
Forced to cancel . . . Will
Sheeplechase . . .
jumping fences.
Right, petition
FLEECE
& DESIST
CULT GURU ‘PAEDO’
A CULT leader said to have brainwashed women to be his sex slaves is
accused of raping girls as young as 12.
Keith Raniere, 57, held in Mexico and
sent back to the US on sex trafficking
charges, is also alleged to have branded
naked “slaves” with his initials.
Known as Vanguard, the co-founder
of the Nxivm “self-help” group has a
long history of abusing women and
girls, including repeated sexual encounters with a string of girls as young as
12, according to one court document.
Smallville TV star Allison Mack was
once a follower. There is no suggestion
she was involved in any sex crimes.
Sun
THE Oscar for 2010
film
The
King’s
Speech
has
been
returned to producer
Gareth Ellis-Unwin,
46, after he left it
on a London to
Didcot train.
SPOT
But the fun event at a family
farm park attraction has had to
be cancelled after being targeted
by killjoy vegan activists.
Farm owner Will Dorrell, 27,
said: “Its a real shame but I’ve got
to think about our safety. We’ve
been branded ‘scum’, ‘vile’, ‘evil’
and ‘butchers’ and had threats of
physical violence.
“Some have suggested coming
down with bolt cutters and setting
the sheep free and some have
threatened violence towards the
animals, which is ironic considering they promote animal welfare.
“But none of them know how it
works and I have been completely
transparent
and
invited
them
down to prove there is no cruelty
or abuse involved.
“They had no interest in that
but
a
petition
was
launched
against
the
race
which
attracted
quite a lot of signatures
in a short space of time.”
He
added:
“Sheep
naturally run and jump
and we don’t use whips
or smacking or anything
like that, just some treats
at the end of the course.”
Last night a spokesman
for The Vegan Society
claimed the sheep at Hoo
Farm Animal Kingdom,
near Telford, Shropshire,
were not living happy
lives but being “exploited”.
He added: “We are not
aware of any of the facts
or circumstances around
the
situation
with
the
organisers of the event.
“But as a charity, The
Vegan Society does not
condone
threatening
behaviour or illegal activity
towards anyone.”
Animal rights campaigner
Samantha Francis gloated
over the decision to halt
the event.
She said: “We do not
believe that animals are
ours to use for entertainment or for any other reason. We
have received abuse too. I received
an email calling us all ‘c***s’.”
Other events targeted by vegans
include the Crufts dog show, disrupted by activists this month.
Last month a young woman
farmer was threatened with rape,
death and kidnap by militant
vegans — and a dairy farmer and
his family also received death
threats after he shared pictures of
newborn calves online.
andrew.parker@thesun.co.uk
PALS KO ACE’S CAR
TWO pals took a footballer’s new
£250,000 Ferrari for a spin — and
crashed it, a court was told yesterday.
The grey 488 GTB was delivered to
the Hertfordshire home of Aston Villa’s
Lewis Grabban while he wasn’t there.
His wife’s brother Michael O’Donnell
took receipt, then went for a drive with
friend Gokan Kiziloz at the wheel. But
the car hit a tree, causing £93,000
damage, St Albans crown court heard.
Kiziloz, of Edmonton, North London,
and O’Donnell of Barnet — both 26 —
admitted aggravated vehicle taking.
Both received 12-month community
orders plus a one-year driving ban.
10 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Sun
THE
SAYS
Cold War 2
IT hasn’t fired a shot, but Russia is engaged
in war with us on multiple fronts. Theresa
May is right to strike back on every one.
Putin’s gangster regime aims to destabilise us with social media propaganda
and even cyber attacks. Its warships and
planes probe our waters and airspace.
Its oligarchs launder cash with near
impunity in London. Its assassins have
unleashed a nerve agent on our soil.
The response, using every lever of our
power — economic muscle, peerless
intelligence, military skill and even
foreign aid — is not an over-reaction.
And it has already achieved results.
Our intelligence and diplomacy triggered an unprecedented show of force
from 25 nations who expelled Russian
spies alongside Britain. Nato has too.
No one wants conflict. But, at long last,
Putin knows we will face down his bullying.
1GM
FACEBOOK CEO SNUBS MPs
FACEBOOK boss Mark Zuckerberg yesterday refused to appear before MPs over
abuse of users’ data.
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman Damian Collins said the
billionaire’s offer to send a deputy
instead was “absolutely astonishing”.
And the PM last night piled pressure on
the Facebook CEO to come to Parliament.
Theresa May said: “I hope Facebook
will recognise the seriousness of this and
why people are concerned.”
Mr Collins blasted: “I would urge him to
think again if he has any concern for the
people who use his company’s services.”
By LYNN DAVIDSON
Whitehall Correspondent
Facebook insists it understands the public
interest but has maintained Mr Zuckerberg’s senior staffers are “well placed” to
answer MPs questions on his behalf.
But yesterday, in the face of mounting
pressure from American lawmakers and
the public, the embattled CEO agreed to
appear before the US Congress “within a
matter of weeks”.
The abuse row followed revelations that
data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica
allegedly accessed information from
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www.facebook. com/help/
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%
&
Get us to work
THE last Labour Government flooded the
economy with cheap EU migrants while
offering Brits lavish benefits paying more
than some jobs. It was a toxic combination.
The newcomers worked harder for
less money and threw fewer sickies, as
you’d expect of those motivated enough
to cross a continent for a better life.
That depressed wages for unskilled
Brits. Far too many preferred to languish
on handsome dole cheques instead.
Tory benefit cuts did propel huge
numbers into work. But now, as the
Government-backed Migration Advisory Committee says, our firms need to
wean themselves off EU labour, train up
homegrown staff and pay better wages.
They will moan, but they may have no
option once Brexit ends free movement.
And, as the MAC says, business kicked
off about the minimum wage and pay
equality too. Both were vital.
Young Brits, meanwhile, can learn
from the migrants’ work ethic.
That comes from upbringing and
education — but also from knowing there
is no cushy alternative to a job.
Show your Face
FORGET the ridiculous claims of attentionseeking tech nerds that Brexit was down to
Vote Leave “cheating”. None of it adds up.
If Leave turned the referendum with a
few hundred thousand quid on web ads,
how come the Government couldn’t do
so with £9million of leaflets sent to every
home? How come Remain couldn’t,
despite spending £4million more?
That said, Facebook does need to
come clean over the misuse of millions
of users’ data in America and Britain.
How typical that Mark Zuckerberg has
bottled out of doing so in person.
Sending a flunky to the Commons
won’t do. Nor will a few apologetic ads
taken out in newspapers (while oddly
omitting Britain’s most popular one).
For all his enormous power, Zuckerberg shows shameful irresponsibility.
He must grow a spine and face the music.
50million Facebook users without their
knowledge. Mr Zuckerberg eventually
apologised via full-page newspaper ads.
Digital experts acting on behalf of the
Information Commissioner have searched
CA’s London offices, filling several vans
with potential evidence.
The US Federal Trade Commission this
week announced an investigation into
Facebook over the data row, with potential fines running into billions if serious
law breaches are proved.
Facebook shares dropped 13 per cent
after the scandal broke, wiping virtually
£50billion from its market value.
(
By DAMIAN
THOMPSON
SO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s billionaire CEO, doesn’t
fancy travelling all the way to
Westminster to answer questions
about the little matter of leaking
the personal information of 50 million people without their permission.
Don’t let
them make
a Zucker
out of you
“Zuck” will stay in his exquisite house
in Palo Alto, California, where a voicecontrolled app called Jarvis makes his
toast, picks him a trademark grey T-shirt
and switches on the outdoor fireplace.
Instead, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will have
to make do with Facebook’s chief product
officer or its chief technology officer.
Or maybe Jarvis, if Zuckerberg can Zuckerberg’s miserable non-apology —
teach his toy to explain why Facebook “I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time”?
happily sold shedloads of intimate data
Did it realise they would have been
to a British firm, Cambridge Analytica.
infuriated by his casual sign-off? “Thank
Zuckerberg hid away after a whistle- you for believing in this community. I
blower, Christopher Wylie, revealed last promise to do better for you.”
week that the company used Facebook
How many whoppers can you fit into
users’ data “to target their inner demons”. 14 words?
The story sent Facebook’s share price
Facebook isn’t a “community”. It’s the
into a nosedive. Zuckerberg, worried world’s most ruthless and amoral corpoabout his personal fortune of $72billion — ration. Its executives may wear beach
that’s fifty billion quid, not bad for a shorts and call each other “dude”, but
33-year-old — then said he was happy to when it comes to sharp practice they
testify “if it’s the right thing to do”.
run rings round any Wall Street trader.
Now — surprise, surprise — he’s decided
it’s not the right thing to do.
But sucking up and selling on the perThey see us as figures on a balance
sonal information of users? That was sheet. Nothing more, nothing less.
cool. Likewise, it was fine to plunder the
And as for promising to do his best,
details of text messages and phone calls its CEO has already broken that by giving
from owners of Android phones — a sep- the finger, California-style, to the DCMS.
arate scandal that broke at the weekend.
There’s a smart meme doing the
You may have seen a smarmy
rounds. It uses a photo of Zuckerberg
“apology” advert signed by Zuckerleaning over a young boy’s computer.
berg in an attempt to steady the
“My dad told me you’re spying on
markets. It described the Camus”, says the kid.
bridge Analytica outrage as a
Zuckerberg — who always seems to
“breach of trust”. By whom? The
look and sound like a robot — replies,
slippery wording left that unclear.
dead-eyed: “He’s not your dad.”
Then again, you may have missed
It’s funny because it’s plausithe ad. Because Facebook decided
ble.
Facebook
doesn’t
just
not to place it in The Sun, which
know about our past, its army
— not coincidentally — has the
of psychologists can predict
UNDER
largest circulation of any newsmany of our future actions.
paper in Britain.
FIRE. . . Mark
This is sociopathic behavDid it figure, correctly, that
Zuckerberg
iour, all the more creepy
readers
would
see
through
because
Silicon
Valley’s
Sociopathic behaviour
sharks lounge on beanbags eating handcrafted sushi while plotting how to strip
away our privacy.
No wonder a #DeleteFacebook movement is spreading — you may feel like
joining it and there’s a step-by-step
guide to closing your account, above.
But be warned: those Facebook dudes
have made it really hard. Escaping from
the “community” means changing the
settings for all those other apps, such as
Spotify, that you log in to via Facebook.
Also, the corporation will try to hook
you back in for two weeks after you
press the button to delete, when you’re
merely “de-activated”. Fortune magazine
compares it to leaving the Mafia — you
know the line: “Just when you think
you’re out, they pull you back in”.
But, you may say, Mark Zuckerberg
seems so gentle — a wide-eyed geek who
struck lucky with the photo directory of
fellow students he launched from his
Harvard dorm room when he was 19.
Really? In 2010, a pal leaked an email
sent by Zuckerberg when he was still at
college. He boasted he had over 4,000
emails, pictures and other details. How
come, asked his unnamed friend. He
replied: “People just submitted it. I don’t
know why. They ‘trust me’. Dumb f****.”
That was 14 years ago. Only now is it
dawning on Facebook’s 2.2billion active
users that Zuck was right all along.
We really were dumb to trust him.
lDamian Thompson is an associate editor of
The Spectator magazine.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
SHE’S HOLDEN COURT
By JACK LING
Split . . . Stephen & Mel
Mel B girl
saw her
stepdad
hit mum
By ANDY HALLS, TV Editor
MEL B’s daughter claims
she saw her stepfather
Stephen Belafonte attacking her mother and that
he made their children
eat food from the floor.
Angel, ten, whose dad
is film star Eddie Murphy,
says Belafonte, 42, put the
family through a “nightmare” and she never
wants to see him again.
The claims were in
a
hand-written
letter
shared on Twitter yesterday by 42-year-old Mel’s
mother Andrea Brown.
Angel wrote: “I’m very
frightened of Stephen. I
never want to see him
again. It’d be like reliving
a horrible bit of my life.”
Belafonte has launched
a legal fight for access to
Angel after being granted
visiting rights to his and
Mel’s biological daughter
Madison, six.
AMANDA Holden dresses up as
Queen Elizabeth I to launch the
new series of Britain’s Got Talent.
The TV judge, 47, below, wore
full regalia to portray the royal,
who reigned from
1558 until her
death in 1603.
Fellow panellist
Simon
Cowell,
below, 58, posed
with
wolves
as
King Arthur.
The pair will join
judges Alesha Dixon and David Walliams as the series
opens on April 14.
Amanda is TV’s
longest-serving female judge after
11 years on BGT.
That’s a reign to
be proud of.
AMANDA AS
ELIZABETH I
COWELL AS
THE KING
Bizarre — Pages 20 and 21
Ma plea
‘to killer’
THE mother of a French
nanny
tortured,
killed
then thrown on a bonfire
had begged her accused
murderer to let her come
home, a court heard.
But employer Sabrina
Kouider, 35, told worried
mum Catherine Devallonne, 49, she would not
“release” Sophie Lionnet,
21, to return to France
until she “told the truth”
over an entirely false conspiracy
accusation,
the
Old Bailey was told.
Kouider and boyfriend
Ouissem
Medouni,
40,
both of Wimbledon, deny
murder but admit perverting the course of justice by burning the body.
The trial continues.
Cab rank
bury row
A CORONER’S decision
to handle burials on a
first-come,
first-served
basis is unlawful, the
High Court has heard.
Lawyers said the “cab
rank” policy has caused
“widespread distress” in
Jewish and Muslim communities which bury their
dead as soon as possible.
They argue the stance
adopted by Mary Hassell,
senior coroner for inner
North London, breaches
the Human Rights and
Equality Acts.
Sam
Grodzinski
QC
said religious belief must
be “conscientiously taken
into account” by coroners. The hearing in
London continues.
OAP’S SKATEY TWO
Divorced great-grandad
Brian
Tuffney,
from
Maidstone, Kent, is looking for a new ice skating
partner at the age of 82.
RACIST REC
C
EIPT FURY
CEIPT
SLURVICE
INCLUDED
Black diners’ bill
in N-word book
Offensive . . . the bill and Thomas Carlyle book
By NEIL SYSON
TWO black diners were
handed a restaurant bill in a
vintage book which had a
heading using the N-word.
Louise Ankle, 31, and pal
Matthea Fearon, 32, were left
“angry and upset” at the meal
at The Botanist.
Their
bill
was
tucked inside a copy
of The Essays of
Thomas
Carlyle
which
contains
a
chapter on the slave
trade entitled “The
N***** Question”.
Louise said: “We
were shocked. The
manager apologised, Upset . . Matthea
but didn’t seem to
be sincere enough.
I’ve no idea if someone acted deliberately, but it was very upsetting.”
Matthea added: “They said
the pages should have been
glued together and not to
take offence. But now I think
they feel it is acceptable to
give me a racist book with
the pages stuck together.”
Bosses at The Botanist in
West Bridgford, Notts, apologised for the “horribly unfortunate situation”. A spokesman added: “We will ensure
this will never happen again.”
neil.syson@the-sun.co.uk
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
Jane
Moore
@janeM
jane.moore@the-sun.co.uk
SILENCE SEXISTS WITH SASSY RETORTS l
IN an article for Counsel
magazine to highlight “sorry
examples” of sexism in the
legal industry, an anonymous
trainee barrister has told
of the time a judge asked her
to name her favourite sex
position.
To which I hope she replied:
BEE GEE
BUFFET A
TRAGEDY
CULTURE Secretary
Matt Hancock has
revealed that when he
pitched up to the Brits
feeling hungry, his
fellow attendee Ronnie
Wood reached in to a
bag and handed him a
small, wrapped
package.
Given the Rolling
Stone’s colourful past,
the mind must have
boggled, but turns out
it was a couple of Mini
Babybel cheeses he’d
been keeping for his
toddler twins.
Fabulous.
It reminds me of
when I went to see
LWT’s An Audience
With The Bee Gees in
1997 and got talking to
their delightful mother
Barbara at the afterparty. Politely rejecting
the “too fancy” hors
d’oeuvres on offer, the
no-nonsense mum of
the three multimillionaires reached
into her handbag,
pulled out a pork pie
and promptly ate it
while her eldest, Barry,
rolled his eyes in
amusement.
SCIENTISTS have
come up with a tiny
sensor that can be
fitted to a tooth to
monitor what we’re
eating and drinking.
Alternatively, we
could just use our eyes
and brain.
“You at home in your single bed
and me elsewhere with someone
attractive.”
Another says a male barrister
commented: “What a privilege
to have such a shapely
prosecutor.”
To which I hope she replied:
“And I see the shape you have
chosen is distinctly round.”
There’s sexism in every industry
and sometimes it’s so blindingly
obvious and nasty that only legal
redress will do.
But sometimes it’s just mildly
irritating or gauche and can
be stamped out with a loud,
well-placed put-down.
l
AUTHOR JK Rowling has been forced
to apologise after mistakenly liking
a tweet in which transgender women
were described as “men in dresses”.
Her spokesman said: “I’m afraid JK
Rowling had a clumsy, middle-aged
moment. This is not the first time she
has favourited by holding her phone
incorrectly.”
Hmmm. So, it’s unacceptable to be
perceived as trans-genderist but
absolutely fine to be ageist?
NOW 55, I have been feeling
rather disquieted of late by the
notion that I am well past the
halfway mark of my life.
But this week it emerged
that Alf Smith, of St Madoes,
Perthshire, and Robert Weighton,
of Alton, Hampshire, will both
celebrate their 110th birthday
tomorrow.
How cheering. Turns out I am
merely at the brow of the hill.
Let creative kids
study arts, it’s not
rocket science
l
Break
the mould
for Meghan
MADAME TUSSAUDS is making a waxwork of
Meghan Markle to be unveiled just before the
May royal wedding.
As she’s such a teensy little thing, presumably
they’ve melted down Harvey Weinstein and will
still have enough left over for a couple more
Kylies.
13
MY
youngest
is
rapidly
overtaking me in height and
“borrows” my shoes.
She travels around London on her
own, has opinions on all sorts of
things and is blossoming into a
strong
and
independent
young
woman.
We also know that she’s really
good at art, has an aptitude for
languages
and
really
enjoys
geography and RS.
However, along with thousands of
other 14-year-olds, she has just
“chosen” her GCSEs and, on top of
compulsory maths and English, is
being forced to do a couple of
sciences
while
having
to
drop
subjects
in
which
she
would
ultimately receive better grades.
Why? Is it because we are still
basing secondary education on the
premise that being a doctor/vet/
chemist is to be valued above all
other professions?
Surely, with the internet sewn into
the fabric of young lives and
increasing globalisation, times have
now changed?
Yet
the
sciences
of
biology,
chemistry and physics are still
deemed a must while, say, Spanish,
history, art or coding are all classed
as non-compulsory.
My
oldest
daughter
had
an
aptitude for science so it suited her
nicely.
But my youngest daughter does
not. However, she did (warning:
parental boast coming) win an art
scholarship to her school.
So naturally, she wants to do art
GCSE. And being a creative soul,
drama too. But thanks to compulsory
science, she is having to drop
RS and Spanish — both subjects she’s
good at.
One suspects she’s not alone in
this dilemma. Last week, Andria
l
RICK STEIN says he’s
never won a Michelin star
because his signature dishes
such as cod and chips aren’t
deemed fancy enough.
Given the current trend
for pretentious menu
descriptions, try this.
“Succulent, sustainable,
line-caught Icelandic cod
with hand-cut, triplecooked Julienne fries,
market organic lemon and
essence of locally-harvested
pea foam.”
That should do it.
Zafirakou became the first UK
winner of the Varkey Foundation
Global Teacher Prize thanks to her
inspirational work at the inner-city
Alperton
Community
School
in
North West London, where, last
year, three pupils got into Oxbridge
and more than a third went to
top unis.
Realising that a “one size fits all”
curriculum doesn’t work for her
students, she says: “Every child is
gifted at something — and it’s up to
a teacher to discover that gift.”
She noticed that one troubled boy
was gifted at painting, and the
realisation
“filled
him
with
confidence and changed his life”.
A textiles teacher, she adds
that the arts are “slowly being
squeezed out of the curriculum”,
with government reforms pushing
pupils towards more traditional
academic subjects.
Short-sighted
“It means that thousands of
children across the country are
missing out on their true calling.”
How short-sighted. Some kids are
academic. Some are creative. Some
are lucky enough to be both.
But you already know this by the
time they’re 14 and if science isn’t
one of their interests or strengths,
why force it?
Compulsory English and maths to
the age of 16 makes sense, as
literacy and numeracy are valuable
life skills that apply across all
chosen professions.
But other than that, let’s design a
more modern curriculum that offers
the choice of academic, creative,
technical and vocational options too.
Believe me, it would result in
happier pupils, better grades and,
ultimately, a greater chance of
employment.
It’s not rocket science.
TIME TO
TIGHTEN
CHECKS
HUSSEIN KHAVARI has
been jailed for life after
raping and murdering
19-year-old student
Maria Ladenburger in
Germany in 2016.
After his arrest it
emerged that in 2014 he
had already been
sentenced to ten years in
jail in Greece after
pushing a woman off a
cliff. But he had been
released a year later
before fleeing to “opendoor” Germany, where he
claimed to be a 17-yearold from Afghanistan.
Yet evidence at his trial
suggests he is from Iran
and could be as old as 32.
Meanwhile, Parsons
Green Tube bomber
Ahmed Hassan, above,
who injured 30 people in
a botched blast that could
have been far worse,
claimed to be a
16-year-old orphan after
arriving here in the back
of a lorry.
He took “every
kindness” this country
had to offer – including
the unconditional love
and care of his
unsuspecting foster
parents – and threw it
back in our faces with
this evil act.
The judge told him: “I
am satisfied that you lied
about your date of birth
on arrival in order to
glean the special
privileges accorded to
children entering the UK.
“There is no doubt that
you are a very dangerous
and devious individual
. . . whilst pretending to be
a model asylum seeker.”
Indeed.
Yes, there are plenty of
asylum seekers who
need our help and are the
model of good behaviour.
But not all of them.
Which is why checks
must be far more stringent.
No one whose intentions
to this country are good
would object to that.
In the meantime, I notice
that those who initially
screamed “racism” at the
mere notion of dental
checks for questionable
“child” asylum seekers
have suddenly gone very
quiet indeed.
FATAL BUG ALERT
ON ANTIBIOTICS
TAKING antibiotics may increase
the chances of getting a serious
viral infection, research found.
By NICK McDERMOTT
different gut bacteria and scientists at
University
School
of
They can harm the body’s immune Washington
system by wiping out “friendly” bacte- Medicine in St Louis, US, say their
findings
need
to
be
confirmed
in
ria in the gut along with rogue ones
humans.
that cause bacterial infections.
But the study, published in the
Losing these good bacteria reduces
the body’s ability to fight off disease. journal Cell Reports, warns against
taking
antibiotics
except
where
In tests on mice exposed to severe
strictly necessary. Professor
West Nile disease, only a
Michael Diamond said: “If
fifth of those previously given
someone is sick with a
antibiotics
survived
the
bacterial
infection,
they
infection compared with 80
should
take
per cent of those given none. on antibiotics absolutely
antibiotics.
Just three days on antibiot“But there may be collateral
ics was enough to increase was enough to
the risk and the mice were increase risk effects. You might be affecting your immune response to
still vulnerable more than a
in mice certain
viral infections.”
week later. Mice and people have
3 DAYS
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Stepmum
will battle
A SON is locked in a battle with his stepmum over
his late dad’s fortune.
John Payne Jnr, 57, said
there was “no way” John
Snr, who died aged 74 in
2012, left his £600,000
estate to wife Kim, 50.
A judge ruled last month
that wills produced by
both sides were not valid.
The Court of Appeal has
now reserved judgement
on the case, which covers
a share of a property in
Plaistow, East London.
MANUAL, LABOUR
A sex manual from 1720
with tips on getting pregnant sold for £3,100 at
auction in Etwall, Derbys.
TELLY HOST SAYS
I USED to lose my credit
card twice a week.
I couldn’t remember where I
put my wallet, my car keys — I’d
lose everything.
Once I left my passport on top of
a urinal at an Italian airport so
I had to get smuggled into Croatia
in the back of a van to film
a TV show.
And family members know never
to buy me an expensive watch —
I’m on my third this year.
It’s not like I have a bad memory
— I have a really good memory.
I can remember people and
places, I can read a passage for
work and remember every fact and
number in it.
But for some reason I can’t
remember simple things.
It sounds kind of trivial but the
consequences add up to something
quite serious for your family —
constant chaos.
On top of that, I was going out
too much and staying out too late.
I’ve always enjoyed that side of my
life but I was doing it too much.
My party lifestyle also caused
more annoyance, pain and chaos,
especially when you’ve got two
young kids and you’re tired all
the time.
Once I hit 40, having moved to
the US to work in telly — I worked
for ABC News during Donald
Trump’s election and now front a
daily news show on Fox TV — I
started to think something might
be wrong with me.
Desperate for answers, I did
something particularly American —
I went to see a therapist.
They met me and spoke to me
about my concerns and their diagnosis shocked me. At the age of 42
I was told I have attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder, ADHD.
BOND . . . with wife Rebecca
Main picture: DAVID LEVENE / THE GUARDIAN
14 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
DEVOTED . . . with Rebecca
and their kids Ivy and Arthur
Struggled to do normal
things like build Lego
I was referred to a specialist
centre here in California, the
Daniel Amen clinic.
Docs there believe that there are
seven types of the disorder, so
they had me fill out an extensive
questionnaire
and
undergo
a
brain scan.
Mental
health
problems
are
usually not something you can
physically see, so you might assume
that ADHD is purely psychological,
not something which shows up
on a scan.
But the type I have can actually
be seen. I have lower blood flow to
the front of the brain, the part
called the pre-frontal cortex.
If you look at my scan it looks a
e
bit like there is a hole at the
front of my brain. It initially made me think that
some of my brain was missing, like I had half a brain
— that would explain a lot.
But the black hole is actually a sign that I have lower
blood flow in that area.
This has been really useful
in helping me understand
ADHD. When you have a low
blood flow, it makes you
more impulsive, it makes you
not think about consequences.
Because the blood flow is
lower in that part of the brain
it also makes me reach for
stimulants — I drink a lot of coffee,
I’ll reach for a drink.
And it is no secret I’ve taken
drugs like cocaine in the past,
which of course saw me get the
boot from Blue Peter in 1998.
I have always drunk quickly. I
knock back a glass of wine, almost
because I’m chasing a feeling.
Maybe all these years I have been
trying to stimulate the bit of the
brain which is deficient?
I had my answer, an explanation
for why I reach for drink, forget
simple
things
and
am
overexcitable.
In many ways I like having
ADHD. I have an impulsiveness
NEWSMAN . . . with Obama
SACKED
. . . 1998
story in Sun
and a love of life
— every day I wake up and feel
like I’m about to have the best day
of my life.
I love adventure, I moved to
America with my wife Rebecca
and kids Arthur, who is now six,
and Ivy, four, because I wanted to
have an adventure. We moved
without much planning and I am
glad we did it.
I have high energy, hyper-activity
— the H in ADHD. I throw myself
into situations and enjoy myself.
The condition has helped me
with my career, the work I’ve done
on radio and television.
I love getting information. ADHD
leads to a deficit in attention, but
the opposite can happen as well
when you find something you’re
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ILLNESS DRIVES NEED FOR STIMULANTS
RICHARD’S BRAIN SCAN
Dark patches in the
pre-frontal cortex
show areas of low
blood flow
TIRED . . . leaving a London club in 2014
SCANDAL . . . with Blue Peter co-star
Katy Hill before he was fired for drug use
I thought I just loved
partying . .. but ADHD
made me take cocaine
By RICHARD BACON
passionate about. You have what
they call “hyperfocus”.
I might be poorly focused on
where I put my wallet and I’m
terrible with directions, but if
you give me a subject that I’m
interested in — which is almost
any subject — then I get a
natural high from it.
But there are, of course, downsides to having ADHD. As a
father of two young children, I
know I need to confront these.
I would lose the kids’ things a
lot, like their blankets and
special toys.
I was always leaving the stuff
at zoos or restaurants, which
meant they couldn’t get to sleep.
And when I was with them I
wasn’t very present when we
were playing. I was struggling to
do normal things like build Lego
with them, as I just couldn’t concentrate. It was very minor, but I
just couldn’t do it. Practical
things were hard for me.
Mark Wright is my
personal trainer
My son asked me recently,
“Will you be able to play Lego
when you’ve got your brain
fixed?” and I want to be the sort
of Dad who can.
I decided I needed to find a
way to combat this, go out less
and drink slower. I needed to
attempt to plan ahead. I had to
radically change my life. So I’ve
started taking medication which
boosts the blood flow to the
front of my brain.
Most people with ADHD are
prescribed Adderall and Ritalin. I
am not on either of those,
because I explained to doctors
what happened when I left Blue
Peter. If you say to a doctor
you’ve used cocaine recreationally, then they’ll think there is a
danger you’re going to enjoy
Adderall too much.
Instead, I’m on a different drug
which is not a stimulant. I don’t
feel anything when I take it but
it increases the blood flow at the
front of the brain.
But you can’t just take medication, you need to take practical
steps to live with ADHD. The
doctor explained to me that I
can help my ADHD by eating
more protein, exercising more
and drinking less.
I don’t drink on most weekdays
now, but will have two or three
drinks on a Friday or Saturday
and stop there.
That is a radical departure
from my previous life, as I was
drinking every day.
Medically
speaking
I
now
realise that my brain works in a
certain way, it’s not helpful for
me to drink loads.
I’ve also thrown myself into
exercising twice a day — I go to
the gym with Mark Wright, from
The Only Way Is Essex. He is
effectively my personal trainer —
I’m trying to become a mini
Mark Wright. When I had the
medical side of ADHD explained
to me it made me think about
my relationship to health and
alcohol in a way I didn’t before.
I’m glad I have that information now, as I am at a point
where I want to be a more
attentive, calmer presence.
I want to be reliable as a husband, reliable as a father and I
want to be reliable as an
employee.
I am not saying I wish I’d had
this diagnosis earlier, or that I
have loads of regrets. This new
information allows me to change
and get better.
In
many
ways
ADHD
is
essential to who I am. I wouldn’t
get rid of it.
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17
THE REAL FOOD MONTY
Hearing . . . biscuits
£5k waste
on ‘biccy
theft’ cop
SINGER Michelle Heaton
shows her bottle with her
fruity co-stars to mark The
Real Full Monty’s return.
Michelle, 38, and pals will
strip on ITV tomorrow for
breast cancer after the lads
go bare tonight.
By THEA JACOBS
COPS blew £5,000 on a
disciplinary inquiry over
a cop accused of stealing
a colleague’s biscuits.
It took a three-day
misconduct
hearing
to
find PC Thomas Hooper
had no case to answer
over the biscuit tin theft.
The ruling saw a £2,026
expense claim from panel
chair Naheed Asjad plus
£3,000 of other staff claims.
Mrs Asjad said the case
would raise concerns.
She asked an inspector
at the hearing: “A box of
biscuits has gone missing
and the only thing you
can come up with is to
refer the matter to the
Directorate
of
Professional Standards?”
PC Hooper has returned
to full duties in Kingston,
South West London.
Sun
EXPERT Tim Friede,
39, let the world’s
deadliest snake — a
black mamba — bite
him four times in
Wisconsin, USA, to
prove he has built up
immunity to venom.
SPOT
Priti’s QC
fund call
EX-minister Priti Patel
says
EU
referendum
whistleblowers must reveal
who is secretly funding
their bid to derail Brexit.
QCs are being paid to
prosecute Vote Leave for
campaign overspending.
But Ms Patel said: “If
wealthy individuals have
the arrogance to try to
overturn the votes of
17.4million people, they
should have the guts to
make themselves known.”
Hi-de-Hide . . . star Ruth Madoc, 74
Cake it all off . . . Coleen Nolan, 53
Tasty . . . Sarah-Jane Crawford, 34
BOY, 12, IN POISON DRAMA
I’M PUTIN’S
YOUNGEST
VICTIM
Blamed . .
boss Putin
EXCLUSIVE by NICK PISA
A SCHOOLBOY told yesterday how he was caught
up in the poison spy
drama after assassination
target Sergei Skripal gave
him bread to feed ducks.
Aiden Cooper, 12, was playing in a park with pals when
they saw Skripal and daughter Yulia beside a stream.
They were handed bread and
are among the last people to have
had contact with the retired
Russian military intelligence colonel, now fighting for his life.
Aiden and his pals are thought
to be the youngest of 130 exposed
to the nerve agent Novichok, said
to have been unleashed in Salisbury by President Vladimir Putin.
Aiden said: “It’s really frightening. I’m too scared to go out now.
“I’m worried the bad guys may
come for me. It’s not fair.” Aiden’s
family were alerted after cops
traced him from CCTV pics.
Mum Victoria, 33, said:
“They took his clothes and
burned them. Luckily his
medical tests were clear.”
Scared . . . 12-year-old Aiden
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DYNAMO’S ARTHRITIS AGONY
Duties . . . with Harry
Best man
Will in FA
Cup snub
By JACK ROYSTON
PRINCE William is set to
miss the FA Cup final
for his brother’s wedding.
Wills, president of the
Football Association, is
expected to be Harry’s
best man on May 19.
But he has struggled to
work out how he can
attend both the wedding
in
Windsor
and
the
match 25 miles away at
Wembley Stadium, ITV
News reported.
Harry marries Meghan
Markle at midday with a
reception in the evening.
The cup final is likely
to kick off at 5.30pm.
Kensington Palace and
the FA did not comment.
But one Twitter user
joked: “He’s putting his
brother before the FA
Cup final, how dare he.”
Sun
AMAZON
customer
Nick Taylor posted a
film of himself snaking 62ft of paper
round his home —
used to pack a bag
of dog food sent to
him in Bath.
SPOT
Doc’s sex
exam rap
AN orthopaedic surgeon
subjected a woman with
tennis
elbow
to
two
internal examinations, a
tribunal heard yesterday.
Divyang Shukla, 51, also
grabbed her boobs while
he
was
aroused
and
quizzed her about her
sex life, it was claimed.
Shukla, from Kettering,
Northants, denies sexual
misconduct in 2015 at
Blakelands Hospital, Milton Keynes. The Manchester hearing continues.
Pain’s
so bad
I can’t
even
shuffle
cards
How he was . . . Dynamo
By HOWELL DAVIES
MAGICIAN Dynamo has
revealed he has such
bad arthritis pain he
cannot shuffle cards.
The 35-year-old, who has
the painful bowel condition Crohn’s disease, said
the arthritis was triggered
by severe food poisoning.
Dynamo told in a video blog
how medication for his condition caused his recent bloated
appearance. He added: “Crohn’s
disease and food poisoning is a
very bad combination.
“There’s been a lot of ongoing side effects — the main
one has kind of affected all of
the joints in my body.
“My toes, my knees, my
neck, my ankles, my hands.
“It really sucks as a magician when you can’t shuffle a
pack of cards because your
hands are in so much pain.”
The TV star, real name Steven Frayne, said he is staying
positive
and
planning
his
comeback. He added: “I’m
working on lots of new magic.”
howell.davies@the-sun.co.uk
By
CAROL COOPER
Sun Doctor
become bloated
Suffering . . . Dynamo’s features have at his ailments
comb
to
s
take
he
s
drug
the
of
use
beca
CROHN’S disease is a chronic
condition that causes long-term
inflammation in the gut, leading
to pain, diarrhoea and anaemia.
While there is no permanent
cure, many sufferers manage to
stay well with immune suppressant drugs and steroids.
Dynamo’s disease should soon
be under control again so he
can return to his normal life
and shed fluid he has put on.
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TEN-YEAR-OLD
twins
CAMERON and NICHOLAS CROVETTI were paid
£35k each as the sons of
NICOLE KIDMAN’s character
on HBO’s Big Little Lies. A
second season is planned.
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MARNIE SIMPSON has revealed she has made a
secret sex tape.
The former Geordie Shore favourite, who reunited
with boyfriend CASEY JOHNSON on Ex On The
Beach, airing Tuesdays on MTV, admitted: “I was
embarrassed at how I looked, so I didn’t do it again.”
In a video on my Facebook Marnie also reveals
who was the biggest diva on Geordie Shore and
which of her celeb exes was the best in bed.
bit
UNA HEALY
SATURDAYS is of THE
six dates in Killplaying
Galway, Dublin arney,
gow, Manchest, Glaser and
London following
the
release of her new
single Never See
Me Cry.
Tickets and the tra
available from Fridck are
ay.
OLLY MURS is still hung up
on Francesca Thomas,
who he split from in 2015.
The Voice coach told heat:
“I broke my heart by letting
my ex go. It was one of
those ones where you
break up with someone
and you don’t
really realise
for about a
year after
that, actually,
you’ve made
a big mistake.”
treading softly
MY EXCAPADES
STRICTLY pro GIOVANNI
PERNICE has no idea
about the celebrity dancers
due for this year’s series
because he has more to
worry about. Asked if
MICHELLE KEEGAN
could take part, he said to
new!: “Really?
Fingers
crossed I’ll be
back and
then we can
talk about
celebrities.”
model’s mission atomic bombed
bi
IN 2017 KERRY KATONA
and NATASHA HAMILTON
toured as ATOMIC KITTEN
with MICHELLE HEATON
replacing original member
LIZ McCLARNON. But
Kerry and Natasha are now
feuding – and Michelle has
told Star her
stint “was
only meant to
be for a short
time”. That
looks like
that, then.
SHE juggles busy acting
and modelling careers but
SUKI WATERHOUSE
wouldn’t have it any other
way. Speaking to Grazia,
she explained: “I was never
comfortable just doing one
thing. I’m always yearning
for change. It
makes you
live in a
constant
state of
anxiety, but I
love it.”
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IS IT RITA
ORA MEL?
IT’S obvious who got first dibs at the fancy
dress box for RITA ORA and CHARLI XCX.
The pair go head to head on the US version
of Lip Sync Battle tomorrow, but while Rita got
to transform into MEL B in her SPICE GIRLS
heyday, Charli had a less glamorous option.
She was given a ginger wig and facial hair to
become ED SHEERAN, right, wiggling her bum
and mouthing the words to Shape Of You.
But it was Charli’s dance moves that really
impressed judge BOY GEORGE.
In a teaser clip online, he tells her: “I’ve
never seen Ed do those moves. Now I’m going
to feel cheated when I go and see him. He
needs to dance like you, it was amazing.”
Rita performed the girl group’s debut hit
Wannabe in a leopard-print outfit like Mel
sported on stage at the 1997 Brit Awards while
performing the tune, inset above.
Scary Spice has nothing on Rita.
Steps’ Claire
Louisa Yes vid
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SCARLETT
MOFFATT has
come a long way since
she was sat on her
Gogglebox sofa firing off
deadpan comments.
As well as forging a
career as a TV presenter
she has just landed a
radio show on Heart FM.
Fresh from supporting
DECLAN DONNELLY on
Saturday Night
Takeaway this weekend,
Scarlett, left, will make
Nicola Fahey, Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies and Lucy Jones
her debut on the
airwaves on Easter
Monday from 7pm to
10pm for the one-off
spot.
She said: “I’ll be
dancing around the
studio and singing along
to all my favourite feelgood tunes.
“So make sure you
tune in – it’s going to be
loads of fun.”
There’s no stopping
her.
POP’S TOPS FOR RIHANNA
FOR anyone missing RIHANNA’s pop
past, I have good news.
After straying into solid R&B for
eighth album Anti in 2016, she will
return to the music that made her a
superstar on her next record.
I wasn’t a fan of Anti, and neither
were you judging by the fact it only
reached No7 in the charts. But now
Rihanna, right, wants to recreate the
success she had with 2010’s hitpacked Loud.
A source close to the singer said:
“Rihanna loved Anti but knows it
wasn’t anywhere near as successful
as her previous albums.
“She sat down with management
and decided she needs to go back to
what people love.”
They talk a lot of sense.
WHY STAR DUMPED ANDREW
Flack: Brady
used me so
he’s history
CAROLINE
FLACK
won’t
want her relationship with
Apprentice reject ANDREW
BRADY on her CV.
I can reveal the Love Island
host, below, gave Andrew his
P45 yesterday after accusing him
of dating her solely to boost his
profile.
She believes Andrew, who was
the lowest paid contestant on this
year’s Celebrity Big Brother,
orchestrated cameras to capture
a number of their date nights
in an attempt to have his face
plastered across the internet.
And given the cheating
rumours which have overshadowed the two-month
romance of the pair, inset,
she decided the relationship was never going to
last. A source said:
“Caroline has never
had photographers outside her
house before but suddenly they
were ready to take her picture
whenever Andrew was there.
“He always made sure he
looked good and would play up
to the cameras. But all she
wanted was for their romance to
be as private as possible.
“The trust between them had
gone after a girl claimed she
kissed him on a night out and
there had been several occasions
where his side of the story
about what had happened with
other women during his personal appearances at clubs just
didn’t ring true.
“Her friends are furious at the
way she has been treated.”
For some reason Caroline has
been unlucky in love. Her
relationships which have failed
to last include those with SAM
SMITH’s manager Jack Street
and illustrator Blue Logan. She
has also dated HARRY STYLES
and PRINCE HARRY.
She considered her latest
boyfriend, who she has
now removed all trace of
on social media, serious
enough to introduce him to
her family at her dad’s 70th
birthday on Sunday.
She
ought
to
throw
another party in honour of
getting rid of him.
BLUE LOGAN
ARTIST and illustrator
who was Caroline’s most
recent squeeze before
she met Andrew. The pair
split in January last
year, after which
the
presenter
took a break
from dating.
JACK STREET
MUSIC manager went out
with Caroline for 18
months – then dumped
her while she was on
Strictly Come Dancing in 2014. She
fumed: “He could
have
waited
three weeks.”
HARRY STYLES PRINCE HARRY
ONE DIRECTION star
dated the then-Xtra Factor host in 2011 when he
was 17 and she was 31.
Caroline
later
recalled: “People
shouted
‘pervert’ at me
in the street.”
GREW close after meeting through a mutual pal
on a night out in 2009.
But Caroline later said:
“Once the story got
out, that was it,
we had to stop
seeing
each
other.”
Richards will “never” sell Brit Emily Blunt is “down” for Devil Wears Prada spin-off
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will come later – and for ever
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PET DOG
PLAGUE
STRIKES
Shih-Tzu new victim
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
A MYSTERIOUS disease linked to muddy
walks which has killed dozens of dogs
this year has struck again.
Shannon Wilson, 23, lost her Shih-Tzu
named Paris to Alabama Rot — a fast-acting
virus that causes kidney failure.
Knee afraid
Lean...and mean
Take a seat, pose and it might
turn out all white in the end
Backing away is a bright idea –
just grin, it will soon be over
GRITTY IN PINK
Look behind you . . . you
won’t be all smiles then
It damages dogs’ blood vessels, cutting off the supply to internal organs. Shannon noticed a wound on
Paris’s paw a few days
By THEA JACOBS
after taking her for a
walk
in
Farnworth,
now warning owners to
Greater Manchester.
check
dogs for sores after
Within a week the
wound was inflamed and muddy walks.
Alabama
Rot was first
swollen and Paris became
identified in greyhounds
increasingly unwell.
in
America
in the 1980s.
Paris suffered kidney
In 2012 six cases were
failure and had to be
reported
in
the UK. The
put down two weeks
after first showing symp- figure hit 40 in 2017.
There
have
been
29
toms of the disease.
Shannon
said:
“She reports in 2018 so far.
deteriorated so quickly, it
Vet Emma Deards said:
was frightening.
“We’re still not
I’d never even
sure
what
heard of Alacauses the disbama Rot so it’s
ease and how to
been a complete
prevent it.”
shock.” Vets are
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the-sun.co.uk
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MENTAL HEALTH
KID CARE FAILING
NINETY per cent of young
people struggle to get
mental health support, a
charity has warned.
Experts said half of problems
start before the age of 14, but
just nine per cent of under-25s
find it easy to get help.
Teens in particular are facing a
“huge range of barriers”, according
to Young Minds. Its report reveals
Smoochermodel
By NICK McDERMOTT, Health Editor Minds, said: “The results reflect
what we hear every day — there
one in three young people struggle can still be unacceptable barriers
to getting help.”
to get support from their GP,
A poll of parents found 84
school or college.
per cent had difficulty getNearly half of those w
who
ting help for their child.
access child and adoless
Dr Bernadka Dubicka,
cent mental health services had to fight for a of parents find of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists, said: “It is
referral. And 60 per cent
then faced long waits to difficulty getting almost entirely a symptom
see a specialist, the poll help for their of under-resourcing.
Girls stress guide —
of 2,700 youngsters found.
child
Sarah Brennan, of Young
Fabulous Daily, Page 39
84%
HEIDI Klum looks to be into strum-thing good
with her German guitarist lover Tom Kaulitz.
The America’s Got Talent presenter, 44, was
spotted snogging the Tokio Hotel star during a
break from filming in Pasadena, California.
This month they were also spotted leaving
Hollywood restaurant Delilah.
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Fares for
£1 ad ban
MEGABUS adverts offering fares “from £1” have
been banned after the
firm admitted as few as
one seat per coach was
available for the price.
Two people challenged
whether the claim on a
website
and
Facebook
post were misleading.
The Advertising Standards Authority found as
little as three per cent of
tickets were that cheap.
It ruled the ads must
go unless “a significant
proportion of fares were
available at £1”.
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Targeted . . . bike raider
alongside Simon’s car
& following him, above
THIS is the terrifying moment former
football chairman Simon Jordan was
robbed at gunpoint.
CCTV footage from a bus shows the
masked scooter raider pull up alongside the ex-Crystal Palace chief’s car
EXCLUSIVE by NEIL SYSON
in Croydon, South London, last week.
TalkSPORT radio host Simon, 50, had
his £127,000 watch snatched.
In another clip the bike is seen fol-
lowing his Maserati sports car. Cops
think Simon, right, was stalked.
He has put up a £5,000 reward
and said: “I was a split second from
being killed. He needs to be caught
before he strikes again.”
GOVE PLAN TO TACKLE POLLUTION
22P PLASTIC TAX
Deposit charges
put on bottles to
stem sea waste
BRITS face a green charge of up to
22p on plastic bottles in a radical new
nationwide recycling scheme.
Environment Secretary Michael
set to announce the deposit
scheme in a speech today.
Under the plans a consultation
later this year would look at cashback for recycling plastic and glass
bottles and aluminium cans.
The ambitious scheme could start
across the country as early as next
spring. Under a similar system in
Germany consumers pay a 22p levy,
Action . . Gove and green activists
Gove
is
By STEVE HAWKES, Deputy Political Editor
which is redeemable when bottles are recycled.
Schemes also operate in Denmark and Sweden.
In a statement last night Mr Gove said it was
“absolutely vital to tackle the threat” posed by plastic rubbish. He said: ““We can be in
no doubt that plastic is wreaking
havoc on our marine environment.”
Bill Bryson, author and ex-president of the Campaign to Protect
Rural England, called it “supremely
enlightened policymaking”.
It follows plastic bag charges, a
ban on microbeads and a proposed
ban on single-use straws.
steve.hawkes@the-sun.co.uk
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BHS ban
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UPSKIRT
SCHOOL
VICTIMS
Perv kids epidemic
IT’S A TRUNK DRIVER
FORMER BHS owner Sir
Philip Green has escaped
being banned from being
a company director after
the collapse of the chain.
The
billionaire
sold
BHS to Dominic Chappell for £1 in 2015.
The Insolvency Service
has now told him he will
face no further action —
bringing to an end regulatory probes against him
over the chain’s failure.
The tycoon’s spokesman
said: “Sir Philip and his
fellow
directors
have
cooperated fully.”
The service told Mr
Chappell and three other
ex-directors it will push
to ban them for up to 15
years. Mr Chappell did
not wish to comment.
Village in
the works
GIRLS are being forced to wear shorts
at school to stop pervs taking “upskirt”
photos, a union leader said yesterday.
Pictures: SOLENT
THE remains of a medieval village have been discovered during works on
the A14 near Cambridge.
A team of nearly 250
archaeologists are poring
over the 350-hectare site
ahead
of
£1.5billion
improvement works.
The remains of 12 12th
century buildings have
been uncovered as well as
the layout of the village.
Researchers have also
found Roman kilns, burial grounds, an AngloSaxon bone flute and a
Roman pendant featuring
the head of Medusa.
Archaeologist
Kasia
Gdaniec said the finds
“reveal
the
previously
unknown
character
of
ancient settlement”.
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AN elephant nearly tips a
packed safari jeep over
after thrusting its trunk
inside looking for food.
The enraged jumbo began
rocking the vehicle after
getting its tusks caught as
the driver tried to speed off.
Tourists including kids
screamed in terror and one
hung from the other side
By THEA JACOBS
to avoid it. The Asian elephant had poked his trunk
through the driver’s window
before inspecting the rear.
Wildlife snapper Sergey
Savvi, who captured it in
Sri Lanka, said the jeep
finally got away after the
elephant chased it, left.
Mary Bousted, general secretary of the ATL,
said schoolgirls were suffering from increasing
levels of sexual harassment and violence.
Abusive trends such as taking photos up girls’
skirts when they are unaware or “downblousing” are
now increasingly common.
By LYNN DAVIDSON
Girls as young as ten are
said to have been victims
— but the practice is not spaces in schools, and
wearing
shorts
under
a criminal offence.
Mrs Bousted said girls skirts. Social media has
everything
as
— and even female teach- changed
ers — were living in fear well as the ubiquity of
of boys taking pictures of the camera phone and
them and posting them how it can be misused.
“It’s the age-old thing
on social media.
And technology means where women have to
many have no idea
cover themselves up
they have even been
to
protect
themtargeted.
selves from men’s
She said: “Girls
libidos.
do not feel safe in
“It’s amazing that
school. That leads to
in the 21st century
them being unwilling
women still have to
to
go
into
some
do this.”
lynn.davidson
Fears . . Bousted
@thesun.co.uk
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‘Hot girl’
ad sexist
A BILLBOARD ad for
stoves featuring a model
in a skimpy Santa outfit
with the words “Red Hot”
has been banned.
The woman in abovethe-knee stockings was
pictured lying next to a
roaring wood burner.
The Advertising Standards Authority banned it
for objectifying women
after two complaints.
GMC Stoves, who put
the ad up in Brampton,
Cumbria, said “Red Hot”
referred to the burner.
BEYOND THE GRIEVE
Dad Ram Dyal, 36, who
dug up his dead baby
son to try to resurrect
him has been arrested in
Bahbalpur, northern India.
STILL TO
COME IN
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Brit ‘lost’
THE
DAILY
Must-read for
mums: how to
raise strong girls
STARTS PAGE 39
Bold Pete
jumps in with
both feet
PAGE 37
++PLUS++ Dear Deidre – Page 38 l Letters
and Mystic Meg – Page 43 l Puzzles – Page 45
A BRIT yachtsman who
fell overboard during a
round-the-world race is
presumed lost at sea,
organisers said yesterday.
John Fisher, 47, fell into
the Atlantic 1,400 miles
off Cape Horn on Monday.
Volvo Ocean Race organisers said a search was
under way but bad weather and darkness meant
hopes of a rescue were
slim.
Race
president
Richard Brisius said: “We
must now presume John
has been lost at sea.”
ASHES TO SPLASHES
EX-ROYAL BRA STYLII
By
GIULIA CROUCH
SHE is the lingerie legend
who has helped support
royals and reality queens
for decades.
ON POINT . . ’40s & ’50s
A statue in memory of
David Bowie was daubed
with graffiti just 24 hours
after it went on display
in Aylesbury, Bucks.
NO SWINGIN’ . . ’60s
POKING FUN . . . ’70s
Now June Kenton, the former
owner of luxury bra firm Rigby
& Peller, has joined our Bust In
Britain judging panel.
She will help Kelly Brook in
crowning this year’s cleavage queen,
who will win £5,000 and a professional photoshoot in Ibiza.
June said: “I’m very excited to be
a judge. I’ll be looking for great
cleavage but not someone who’s
falling out of their bra because it’s
too small for them.”
There are five more hopefuls on
the right, along with details for how
you can enter the competition.
June, 82, spent 30 years fitting bras
for the rich and famous. Rigby & Peller has kitted out Kim Kardashian,
comedian Dawn French and Prime
Minister Theresa May.
But it was her royal customers who
gave June some of her fondest
memories — especially Princess Diana.
She said: “Diana was amazing. We
found bras that actually fitted her
and she picked different shapes for
different reasons and different outfits.
“For her, it was all about the fit.
She wanted a bra that wouldn’t show
underneath her clothes — it had to fit
her beautifully — so they really, really
fitted her.
“You didn’t necessarily know she
was wearing a certain type of bra.”
Rigby & Peller was founded in 1939
as a single shop by Gita Peller, a
Jewish refugee who fled Hungary,
and Bertha Rigby, who took her in
when she arrived in Britain.
June and husband Harold bought it
in 1982 and, along with children Jill
and David, turned it into one of the
world’s leading lingerie firms.
‘Cleavage will always
be fashionable’
SPORTY . . . ’80s
PUSHING IT . . . ’90s
STICK-ON . . . 2000s
DEL-IGHT . . . 2010s
The year June bought it, Rigby &
Peller received the royal warrant,
meaning the Queen and Queen Mother
would be among her customers.
June said: “I was always daunted
when I had to fit the Queen but
that’s just one of those things.
“Of course, it’s pressure fitting any
celebrity. That’s what it’s all about
and I love it.”
Over the years, Rigby & Peller has
been at the forefront of changing
styles and tastes when it comes to
bras and boobs.
June says underwear has improved
almost beyond recognition in the time
she has been working.
In the Thirties, before Rigby & Peller was established, things were dire
for women when it came to bras.
June said: “There was no selection.
You just had to wear whatever was
in the drawer.
“When I went to school, I wore a
bra that was elastic round the back
and had a button in the front. I used
to come home with just the cups —
the elastic had fallen off, the cups
had fallen off.
“The style then was quite flatmaking. Nobody wanted to have great
big bosoms in those days.”
By the Forties, women’s chests had
shrunk, as “food just wasn’t plentiful”
during the war.
June
added:
“Everything
was
rationed. If you wanted to buy a bra
you’d have to use coupons. You’d
have to keep your bras as long as
you could because you’d want to buy
other stuff. It was very difficult.
“Bras were nothing to do with the
war effort, so they were all neglected.”
Then came the Fifties, with style
icon Marilyn Monroe and the rise of
the pointy bra.
June said: “Things got a bit better
but there still wasn’t a huge selection.
Women favoured a pointy style but
these days they go for a more
rounded look.”
When June first started working
with
lingerie
in
the
Seventies,
so-called nipple bras had replaced
the sheer styles of the Sixties.
They had nipples built in so they
could, as one ad put it at the time,
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ex-owner June
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WE’RE UP FOR THE CUP
NICOLA McGEOCH, 32, is a
bank manager from Glasgow.
She says:
“My boobs are 32FF and they
have always been big. When I
was a bit younger I used to
wear a lot of low-cut tops but I
cover them up a bit more now.
“My husband put me in for
the competition and thinks I
deserve to win. It would be nice
to. It’s a bit of fun.”
NATASHA RUSSELL, a 27-yearold graphic designer from
Cardiff, is a 34D. She says:
“Mine are fake so they’re very
pert and sit upright. I don’t
really need to wear a bra.
“My mum told me to enter
and really wants me to win.
“I’ve always wanted to have a
photoshoot and go to Ibiza. It’d
be a massive achievement to
be crowned the Bust In Britain.”
MUM-of-four STACIE LYTTLE,
27, of Essex, is 32D. She says:
“Considering I’ve had four
kids, my boobs are quite pert.
They’ve got a nice round shape.
“I entered Bust In Britain
because I feel quite proud of
them and I’ve recently lost
eight stone.
“It would mean a lot to win. It
would be a confidence boost
for me and other mums.”
HOW TO
ENTER
UPLOAD
YOUR PIC AT
thesun.co.uk/
bustinbritain
CHEF manager ALICIA
POYNTER, 27, is from Kent
She says:
“My 34DDs are big and perky.
Depending on what I wear I get
comments about them but my
job isn’t very glamorous so
they’re not out a lot.
“It’d be great to win. I used to
do a bit of modelling but then
became a chef, so it would be
nice to know I’ve still got it.”
STAY-at-home Essex mum
ZOE BONNER, 36, is a 32E.
She says:
“I get a lot of compliments on
my bust, so this year I thought
why not enter Bust In Britain.
“People always tell me I’ve
got great boobs and it would
be a great confidence booster
to be crowned your cleavage
queen. It’d be lovely and
really feelgood.”
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 nontransferable. Your information
will only be used for the
purposes of this competition.
The promoter is News Group
Newspapers Ltd. To see the full
terms and conditions go to
thesun.co.uk/bustinbritain.
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countless colours. You would never
have imagined that 50 years ago,
when everything was black or white.
“You can look a million dollars
underneath, there’s no need to be
looking a mess. The selection today
is just mind-blowing.”
One woman who always looks a
million dollars underneath is reality
TV favourite Kim, so it is no
surprise that she has been a customer of Rigby & Peller.
June, who sold the business in
2011 to Belgian firm Van de Velde
but maintains her passion for all
things lingerie, said: “Kim’s a big
girl in that department.
“She can’t afford to be falling out
of a bra. The fitters found some
absolutely fabulous bras for her, so
she’ll be keeping in, not just
keeping up!”
According to June, Rigby & Peller
will soon also be fitting Theresa
May, saying: “It’s very important to
be wearing the right thing underneath so you don’t have to worry
what you look like on top.
“The Prime Minister’s got an
important job to do, so she needs
to know she’s in safe hands.”
For all its new customers, Rigby
& Peller has since lost its royal clients. It was stripped of its royal
warrant in January after June published a memoir, Storm In A
D-Cup, which detailed fittings with
the Queen, Princess Diana and
Princess Margaret.
Over her many years in the business, June knows there is one thing
that never goes out of fashion —
good cleavage.
She said: “It’s always been fashionable and always will be. Whatever the decade, cleavage has been
one of the major things people
choose, because who can resist?”
Despite no longer being involved
in the business day-to-day, June
reckons she can judge a woman’s
bust size just by looking at her —
and knows what she is looking for
from our Bust In Britain hopefuls.
So what advice would our expert
give to our entrants?
She said: “Wear the right size
bra. That’s so important. Everyone
should be wearing the right size
but 85 per cent of women are not.
“Women look their best when
they’ve got a bra that fits and are
feeling amazing.”
BRAVO . . .
the Queen,
Dawn and Kim
34 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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tvguide Wednesday
6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Holding Back The Years
Documentary. (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 (R,S,HD)
1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD)
1.30 Regional News (S)
1.45 Doctors Mrs Tembe has to deal
with a theft at Campus. (S,HD)
2.15 A Place To Call Home
George and Sarah contemplate a
suitable grave site for Regina.
Last in the series. (S,HD)
3.05 Escape To The Country
Alistair Appleton helps a couple
search for a property in the
Cotswolds. (R,S,HD)
3.45 Money For Nothing
Transforming items reclaimed
from Woking Recycling Centre,
including a leather sofa. (S,HD)
4.30 Flog It! From Powderham Castle
near Exeter. (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 Escape To The Country
In North Yorkshire. (R,S,HD)
8.00 Sign Zone: Great British
Railway Journeys (R,S,SL,HD)
8.30 Classic Mary Berry (R,S,SL)
9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (S,HD)
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live (S,HD)
11.30 Daily Politics (S,HD)
1.00 Wuthering Heights
Period drama starring Merle
Oberon and Laurence Olivier.
(1939) ✪✪✪ (B/W,S,HD)
2.40 Monty Halls’ Great
Irish Escape (R,S)
3.40 Blitz Cities Myleene Klass
explores the effect the Blitz
had on Norwich. (R,S,HD)
4.15 Indian Ocean With Simon
Reeve The coastline of the
Indian Ocean. (R,S)
5.15 Put Your Money Where Your
Mouth Is Christina Trevanion
and Mark Stacey face off at an
auction in Sevenoaks. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Eggheads Quiz show hosted by
Jeremy Vine. (S,HD)
6.30 The Repair Shop The team
restores a painting of a wintry
Parisian scene. (S,HD)
6am Good Morning Britain (S,HD)
8.30 Lorraine Entertainment and
fashion news. (S,HD)
9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show
The host invites guests to air
their differences over family and
relationship issues, and provides
them with his own brand of
no-nonsense advice. (S,HD)
10.30 This Morning Phillip Schofield
and Holly Willoughby present chat
and lifestyle features. (S,HD)
12.30 Loose Women With Su Pollard
and Kerry Needham. (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 The
treasure-hunting tour arrives in
Maidenhead, Berkshire, where
Tim Hogarth and Ian Towning
appraise a Royal Doulton
Lifeguard figurine and a set of
antique ivory hairbrushes.
(R,S,HD) Then Local Weather
4.00 Tipping Point Quiz hosted by
Ben Shephard. (S,HD)
5.00 The Chase Quiz show. (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 Three episodes. (R,S)
10.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
USA In California. (R,S)
11.00 Undercover Boss USA (R,S,HD)
12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD)
12.05 Come Dine With Me Four cooks
from Leeds battle to win the
£1,000 prize. (R,S,HD)
1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers Nathan and
Debbs are taken aback by a
ventriloquist’s dummy. (R,S,HD)
2.10 Countdown (S,HD)
3.00 A Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun Finding a holiday home in
the Caribbean. (R,S,HD)
4.00 A New Life In The Sun
A swarm of insects threatens the
launch of a British-run holiday
complex in France. (S,HD)
5.00 Four In A Bed The Ardingly Inn
in West Sussex. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Star Boot Sale Selling items at
a car boot sale. (S,HD)
6.00 The Simpsons Three
Halloween-themed tales. (R,S)
6.30 Hollyoaks A familiar face
returns to the village. (S,HD)
6am Milkshake! (HD)
9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD)
11.15 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away
An agent is assaulted in a
doorstep confrontation. (R,S,HD)
Followed by 5 News Lunchtime
12.15 GPs Behind Closed Doors:
Best Of Patient Files 2
A man battling with cancer
reflects on his progress. (R,S,HD)
1.10 Access Showbiz news. (S,HD)
1.15 Home And Away: Buried Alive
Robbo discovers a photo. (S,HD)
1.45 Neighbours (S,HD)
2.15 NCIS: Catching A Serial Killer
A child discovers a weapon. (R,S)
3.15 My Daughter Must Live
Thriller starring Joelle Carter,
Madeleine Martin and Paul
Popowich. (2014) ✪✪✪ (S,HD)
5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD)
5.30 Neighbours Chloe upsets Piper,
while Holly steals some medical
records. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Home And Away: Buried Alive
Robbo slips into a catatonic state
after discovering an old photo of
himself with a woman and two
children, while Alf’s injuries
trigger a heart attack. (R,S,HD)
6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD)
9pm Will John and Gregg be impressed by
the efforts of the MasterChef contestants?
9pm Gianni Versace opens up to a magazine
about his personal life in American Crime Story
9pm Street dancer and leader of Diversity
Ashley Banjo hosts The Real Full Monty: Live
10pm Anna Richardson challenges common
perceptions of autism in Are You Autistic?
6pm Alf is in serious trouble when his injuries
trigger a heart attack in Home And Away
7.00 The One Show
7.00 Mountain: Life At The Extreme
Matt Baker and Alex Jones host
(2/3) A look at life on the highest
the magazine show, with stories of
mountain range on Earth, the
interest from around the UK, plus
Himalayas, following snow leopards
celebrity guests in the studio.
as they creep into isolated
(S,HD) Followed by BBC News
mountain villages. (R,S,HD)
8.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build
8.00 The Secret Helpers
(1/7) The team heads to
(2/5) A man whose family life is
Birmingham to transform the
in crisis, and a woman whose
family home of parents Charlotte
stammer is stopping her from
and Chris, whose twins were born
moving on in her job, seek advice
prematurely and have a condition
from the Secret Helpers. (S,HD)
known as global development
9.00 The Assassination
Of Gianni Versace:
delay. Nick Knowles joins forces
American Crime Story
with a host of volunteers from the
(5/9) Andrew Cunanan invites
local community to rebuild the
himself to stay in Minneapolis with
family’s life and give them a
friends David Madson and Jeff
better future. (R,S,HD)
9.00 MasterChef
Trail. Although Jeff has managed
(15/25) A group of contestants
to build a new life for himself in
heads to the Eneko restaurant in
the city, he is still troubled by
the ending of his US Navy career
Covent Garden, London, where
back in 1995. Meanwhile, Gianni
they will be responsible for serving
Versace opens up about his
dishes to customers during a
busy lunch service. (S,HD)
relationship with his partner
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
Antonio to a magazine, against
10.30 Regional News (S)
the advice of Donatella. (S,HD)
10.45 A Question Of Sport
9.55 Live At The Apollo
(27/36) With British boxing great
(6/7) Russell Kane comperes an
Ricky Hatton, England cricketer
evening of stand-up at London’s
Tim Bresnan, and Olympic
Hammersmith Apollo, performing
medallists in athletics and
himself and introducing routines
swimming respectively, Asha Philip
by guests Roisin Conaty and
Nick Helm. (R,S,HD)
and Michael Jamieson. (S,HD)
10.30 Newsnight
11.15 Film 2018
Presented by Kirsty Wark. (S,HD)
(5/5) A review of Steven
Spielberg’s latest blockbuster,
Followed by Weather
Ready Player One, Wes
11.15 Amazing Hotels:
Life Beyond The Lobby
Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs, and
(5/6) Giles Coren and Monica
British boxing drama,
Galetti visit a hotel in South Africa
Journeyman. (S,HD)
11.45 Jimi: All Is By My Side
that has been built into a former
Drama about Jimi Hendrix,
grain silo, and discover how the
following the year he spent living
staff cope in the wake of a
severe drought. (R,S,HD)
in London that shaped him into a
12.15 David Attenborough’s Natural
musical legend. Starring Andre
Curiosities (R,S,HD) 12.45
Benjamin and Hayley Atwell.
Sign Zone: MasterChef (R,S,SL)
(2013) ✪✪✪ (S,HD) Followed by
1.45-2.45am The World’s Most
Weather For The Week Ahead
Extraordinary Homes (R,S,SL)
1.40 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
7.00 King Tut’s Treasure Secrets
7.00 Emmerdale
8.00 The Supervet
(1/3) Documentary exploring the
Charity offers a helping hand,
thousands of items found with the
(5/6) Take That’s Mark Owen
Vanessa worries about an
great Egyptian pharaoh when his
brings his 18-month-old
impending visit, and Robert piles
tomb was first uncovered. (R,S,HD)
Doberman, who needs treatment
the pressure onto Jimmy. (S,HD)
Followed by 5 News Update
on a limp, into the surgery.
7.30 Coronation Street
8.00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
Meanwhile, a four-year-old CotonAfter being berated by Tim to
(35/42) Doctors treat a sevenTzu from Dublin with hip dysplasia
speed up the move, Eileen tells
year-old boy who was knocked
may require a double hip
Liz she has no choice but to
move away. Meanwhile, Leanne
unconscious after a crash on his
replacement, and a Border Collie is
and Peter are worried about
bike, and a patient suffering from
brought in needing assistance with
Simon’s behaviour. (S,HD)
depression visits the surgery to
a problem with lameness. (S,HD)
discuss treatment options. (S,HD)
8.00 Britain’s Brightest Family
9.00 One Born Every Minute
Followed by 5 News Update
(11/15) Having made it through
(4/10) Beth and David, who met
9.00 Grenfell Tower:
to the quarter-finals, two families
online on a Harry Potter website,
Minute By Minute
go head-to-head for a place in
arrive in the hospital awaiting the
Survivors of the Grenfell tower fire
the semi-finals of the tournament,
birth of their daughter. (S,HD)
share their personal accounts of
hosted by Anne Hegerty. (S,HD)
10.00 Are You Autistic?
the blaze that killed 72 people,
8.30 Coronation Street
A documentary challenging what
revealing the decisions that saved
Phelan and Eileen set off for
people think they know about
their lives, some of which were in
a seaside break, Seb and Gary
autism, exploring myths
defiance of official advice, and
start to crack open the Mill
surrounding the condition and
remembering the neighbours and
concrete with sledgehammers,
examining what living with autism
loved ones who did not make it
and Steve’s old school teacher
is like in the UK today. Anna
out of the building. (S,HD)
turns up in the Rovers. (S,HD)
Richardson, whose nephew has
10.00 Social Housing,
9.00 The Real Full Monty: Live
recently been diagnosed, and
Social Cleansing
A performance from Sheffield led
campaigners Georgia Harper and
Exploring the neglect and
by Ashley Banjo and Alexander
Sam Ahern, who are both autistic,
regeneration of council estates
Armstrong, alongside a host of
set out to uncover the true face of
across the UK in the past 30
other famous names including Jeff
autism in the UK, working closely
years, and the stories of people
Brazier, Tom Parker and Ainsley
with charities, experts and people
who are fighting to save their
Harriott, to raise awareness of
from across the spectrum. (S,HD)
homes from demolition. (S,HD)
men’s cancers. (S,HD)
11.05 999: On The Frontline
11.05 Under Siege
10.30 ITV News (S)
(3/10) Paramedics rush to save
A veteran US Navy Seal working on
11.00 Regional News (S)
the life of a cyclist who has been
a battleship as a cook leaps into
11.20 EasyJet: Inside The Cockpit
crushed by a lorry in Leamington
action to liberate the vessel from
(2/2) In Paris, newly qualified
Spa, and in Coventry, a man
terrorists. Action adventure starring
falls from a barge. (S,HD)
pilot Ryan Clyde faces the
Steven Seagal, Erika Eleniak,
12.05 Live From Abbey Road
prospect of conducting his first
Gary Busey and Tommy Lee Jones.
Classics Looking back at live
night landing, while back in the
(1992) ✪✪✪✪ (S,HD)
performances recorded for the
UK, cadet Sophie learns how to
1.05 SuperCasino (S,HD) 3.10
music show. (S,HD) 12.30 Seven
deal with G-forces. (R,S,HD)
Secrets Of The National Trust
Year Switch (R,S,HD) 1.30 FILM
12.15 Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest
The Raven. Thriller starring John
With Alan Titchmarsh (R,S,HD)
Airport An employee helps a
Cusack. (2012) ✪✪ (S,SL,HD)
4.00 Britain’s Greatest Bridges.
passenger who has lost her
3.20 George Clarke’s Amazing
The design and construction of
daughter. (R,S,HD) 1.05
Spaces (R,S,HD) 4.15 Coast Vs
the Tyne Bridge. (R,S,SL,HD)
Jackpot247 3.00 Tenable
4.45 House Doctor (R,S,SL)
Country (R,S,HD) 5.10 Kirstie’s
(R,S,SL,HD) 3.50 Nightscreen
5.10 Great Artists (R,S,SL)
Handmade Treasures (R,S,HD)
(HD) 5.05-6am The Jeremy Kyle
5.35-6am Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL)
5.30-6am Streetmate (R,S,HD)
Show. Talk show. (R,S,SL,HD)
FILMS ✪✪✪✪✪ Brilliant ✪✪✪✪ Very Good ✪✪✪ Good ✪✪ Not Bad ✪ Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Definition
1GM
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 men seem
to be rapidly regressing to
childhood. (R,S,HD)
11.00 David Attenborough’s
Conquest Of The Skies Insects
capable of flight. (R,S,HD)
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Callen goes
rogue and embarks on a secret
mission that leaves Sam and the
team in the dark. (R,S,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Double bill.
McGarrett and the team are
captured. Then, Adam makes a
gruesome discovery. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles The team is
assigned to protect a fashion
model. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Stargate SG-1 An invisible
assassin jeopardises refugees
at the Alpha site. (R,S)
5.00 The Simpsons Bart nominates
Mrs Krabappel for the Teacher Of
The Year competition. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Futurama Double bill. Earth is
invaded by intelligent cats. Then,
the theory of evolution is tested
on a robot population. (R,S,HD)
9pm Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine star as
Spock and Kirk in sci-fi adventure Star Trek
6.30 The Simpsons
(15, 16 & 17) Triple bill. Homer
manages to become the owner of
the power plant and he
immediately sacks Mr Burns.
Then, Lisa resolves to pursue a
career in astronomy, but her
decision coincides with Chief
Wiggum’s new policy of
illuminating the whole town all
night. With the voice of Eric Idle.
Next, Homer falls out with Marge
and moves into the home of a gay
couple who keep him happy by
plying him with food. (R,S,HD)
8.00 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow
(14/17) The team heads out on a
mission to save rock ’n’ roll after
learning a mysterious tragedy
destroyed Memphis in 1954,
leading to a rock legend as well
as the sixth and final totem. (HD)
9.00 Star Trek
The first mission of the starship
Enterprise leads the crew into a
battle with a vengeful Romulan
commander from the future. Sci-fi
starring Chris Pine and Zachary
Quinto. (2009) ✪✪✪✪ (S,HD)
11.25 The Force: North East
(1/10) Documentary focusing on
policing in the north-east of
England. Officers race to a
stabbing outside a pub in
Newcastle. (R,S,HD)
12.25 Ross Kemp: Extreme World
Ross explores the arduous journey
taken by Libyans fleeing to Europe.
(R,S,HD) 1.25 Road Wars (R,HD)
2.00 In The Long Run (R,S,HD)
3.00 The Force: Essex (R,S,HD)
4.00 It’s Me Or The Dog (R,S)
5.00-6am Futurama (R,S,HD)
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
S4C 6am Cyw 11.00 Cyw 12.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd
12.05 Crwydro 12.30 Cefn Gwlad 1.30 Mamwlad Gyda Ffion
Hague 2.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da
3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 3.05 Pengelli 3.30 Pobol Y
Glannau 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Boom! 5.15
Dennis A Dannedd 5.25 Dewi A’r Ditectifs Gwyllt 5.35 Fi Yw’r
Bos 6.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 6.05 Her Yr Hinsawdd
6.30 Mwy O Sgorio 7.00 Heno 8.00 Pobol Y Cwm
6am Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize 7.00 Good
Morning Sports Fans 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 Sky Sports Daily
12.00 News 7.00 Joshua Vs Parker Countdown 7.30 Sky
Sports Tonight 8.00 LIVE ATP Masters Tennis. The Miami
Open. 10.00 The Gloves Are Off: AJ Vs Parker 10.30 AJ:
Off Limits 11.00 News 2.00 LIVE ATP Masters Tennis.
The Miami Open. The eighth day. 4.00-6am News
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Greatest Games 7.00 PL Legends 8.00 The Debate
9.00 PL Legends 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 The Debate 12.00
PL Legends 12.30 PL Greatest Games 1.00 PL 100 Club
2.00 PL Best Goals 94/95 3.00 PL Years 5.00 PL Greatest
Games 6.00 PL Best Goals 94/95 7.00 PL World 7.30 PL
100 Club 8.00 Soccerbox 9.00 Best PL Goals 9.30 PL
World 10.00 Class Of ’92: Full Time 11.00 PL Greatest
Games 12.00 PL Best Goals 94/95 1.00 PL Greatest Games
2.00 PL World 2.30 PL Greatest Games 4.00 PL Best
Goals 96/97 5.00 PL World 5.30-6am PL Greatest Games
SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL
6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00
Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Greatest
Players 8.30 Greatest Teams 9.00 Scottish Cup Greatest
Games 9.30 La Liga Greatest Games 10.00 La Liga World
10.30 Ronaldo 11.00 One2Eleven 11.30 SPFL Greatest
Games 12.00 20 Years Of El Clasico 12.45 La Liga Icons
2.00 Ronaldo 2.30 La Liga World 3.00 Greatest Players
3.30 Greatest Teams 4.00 Scottish Cup Greatest Games
4.30 La Liga Greatest Games 5.00 Football Years 5.30
Football Countdowns 6.00 La Liga World 6.30 MLS RoundUp 7.00 EFL Rivalries 8.00 Championship Season Reviews
10.00 La Liga World 10.30 MLS Round-Up 11.00 La Liga
Icons 12.00 Championship Season Reviews 1.00
One2Eleven 1.30 SPFL Greatest Games 2.00 Championship
Season Reviews 3.00 Football Years 3.30 Football
Countdowns 4.00 EFL Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest
Games 5.00 Greatest Players 5.30-6am Greatest Teams
SKY SPORTS ACTION
6am Fighting AJ: Paul Butlin 6.15 Boxing Gold 7.30 In
Camp With Joseph Parker 8.00 AJ: Perfect 20 8.30 The
Gloves Are Off: AJ V Parker 9.00 Fighting AJ: Michael Sprott
9.15 Boxing Gold 9.30 Fighting AJ 10.00 Super Fight
Series 11.00 Racing News 11.30 AJ: Perfect 20 12.00
Fighting AJ 12.30 In Camp With Joseph Parker 1.00 Fight
Night 3.00 Fighting AJ 3.30 The Gloves Are Off: AJ Vs
Parker 4.00 Fight Night 6.00 In Camp With Joseph Parker
6.30 AJ: Perfect 20 7.00 The Gloves Are Off: AJ Vs Parker
7.30 The Offload 8.00 NRL Try Time 9.00 In Camp With
Joseph Parker 9.30 Top 14 Round-Up Show 10.00 Fighting
AJ: Paul Butlin 10.10 Hearn Vs Higgins: Promoters Go Off
10.30 AJ: Off Limits 11.00 Ryan Burnett: My Greatest Night
11.15 Sports Unlimited 12.15 Motorsport Mundial 12.45 In
Camp With Joseph Parker 1.15 AJ: Perfect 20 1.45 The
Gloves Are Off: AJ Vs Parker 2.15 AJ: Off Limits 2.45 Ryan
Burnett: My Greatest Night 3.00 Fighting AJ: Paul Butlin
3.10 Hearn Vs Higgins: Promoters Go Off 3.30 In Camp
With Joseph Parker 4.00 AJ: Perfect 20 4.30 The Gloves
Are Off: AJ Vs Parker 5.00 Hearn Vs Higgins: Promoters Go
Off 5.20 AJ: Off Limits 5.50-6am Fighting AJ: Paul Butlin
SKY SPORTS ARENA
6am Sporting Greats 7.00 WWE Experience 8.00 ATP
Masters Tennis 9.00 Sporting Records 9.30 ATP Masters
Tennis 10.30 Sporting Greats 11.00 ATP Masters Tennis
12.00 Sporting Records 12.30 ATP Masters Tennis 1.30
Great Sporting Moments 2.00 ATP Masters Tennis 3.00
FishO’Mania 3.30 Fishing 4.00 WWE 6.00 FishO’Mania
6.30 Fishing: Hooked On Africa 7.00 ATP Masters Tennis
8.00 LIVE ATP Masters Tennis. The Miami Open. 10.00
WWE 12.00 Super League Gold 12.15 Sports Unlimited
1.15 Su er League Gold 1.30 Motorsport Mundial
2.00 LIVE Live ATP Masters Tennis. The Miami Open.
4.00 WWE 5.00-6am Great Sporting Moments
BT SPORT 1
6am International Football 9.00 Aviva Premiership Rugby
Highlights 11.30 MotoGP Films 1.00 Fishing 2.00 Toyota
AFL Highlights Show 2.30 ESPN Classic Boxing 4.00 WTA
Tennis 6.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. The third quarter-final of the
Miami Open. 8.00 The Outdoor Sports Show 8.30 NBA
Inside Stuff 9.00 BT Sport Films 10.30 Premier League
World 11.00 ESPN Classic Boxing 11.30 ESPN Classic
Boxing 12.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. The fourth quarter-final of
the Miami Open. 2.00 The Football Archives 2.30 The
Football Archives 3.00 The Football Archives 3.30 ESPN
Classic Boxing 5.30-6am Classic Premier League
BT SPORT 2
6am World Sailing 6.30 Classic MOTD: Thrillers 8.00
Classic Premier League 1.00 Sport In Focus 1.30 30 For 30
3.00 NBA 4.30 NBA Inside Stuff 5.00 The Football
Archives 6.30 Premier League World 7.00 Classic Premier
League 7.30 BT Sport Reload 8.00 Live Rugby Toni ht
9.00 30 For 30 2.00 Live NBA Countdown 2.30 LIVE Live
NBA. Utah Jazz v Boston Celtics. Tip-off at 2.30. 5.00 BT
Sport Reload 5.30-6am Toyota AFL Highlights Show
BT SPORT 3
6am Classic Premier League 6.30 Toyota AFL Highlights
Show 7.00 A-League Highlights 8.00 AFL 2.00 Aviva
Premiership Rugby Highlights 4.30 A-League Highlights
5.30 Bundesliga Special 6.00 International Football 7.30
International Football 9.00 Bundesliga Special 9.30 Fishing
10.30 Irish Rally Review 11.00 A-League Highlights 12.00
Rugby Tonight 1.00 Outdoor Sports 1.30 BT Sport Reload
2.00 Toyota Racing Series 4.00 Irish Rally 4.30 World
Sailing 5.00-6am A-League Highlights
8.25 Celwydd Noeth 9.00 Newyddion 9 A’r Tywydd 9.30 Ar
Werth 10.00 Codi Hwyl 10.30 Galw Nain Nain Nain 11.0511.40pm 999: Ambiwlans Awyr Cymru
BBC ONE WALES As main BBC ONE except:
8pm MasterChef 9.00-10pm Keeping Faith
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
TONIGHT’S PICKS
The Real Full Monty Live
ITV, 9pm
A NEW brave bunch,
including Towie’s Arg,
are ready to bare all for
charity as they strut
their stuff starkers on
stage. Let’s hope the
air-con’s not on.
Are You Autistic?
C4, 10pm
AUTISM diagnoses are
on the rise but why do
we know so little about
it? Anna Richardson,
whose nephew is on
the spectrum, sets out
to explain.
Grenfell Tower: Minute
By Minute, C5, 9pm
SURVIVORS of the
devastating London
tower block inferno,
which claimed 72
lives, tell their stories
nine months on from
the horrific blaze.
The Supervet
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tvguide Wednesday
FREEVIEW
9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.25 FILM The
Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas (2000) 12.15
Emmerdale 12.45 You’ve Been Framed! Top 100
Animals 1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The
Jeremy Kyle Show 4.50 Judge Rinder 5.50 Take Me
Out 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 8.00 Two And
A Half Men 9.00 Hell’s Kitchen USA 10.55 Family
Guy 12.25 American Dad! 1.20 Two And A Half Men
2.15 Teleshopping 5.45-6am Nightscreen
2.00 How I Met Your Mother 3.00 New Girl 4.00
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The
Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 Extreme Cake
Makers 8.00 The Goldbergs 8.30 The Big Bang
Theory 9.00 Don’t Tell The Bride. Aa Roman Empirethemed wedding. 10.00 Five Star Hotel 11.05 The
Big Bang Theory 12.05 First Dates 1.10 Five Star Hotel
2.15 Tattoo Fixers 3.10 Don’t Tell The Bride 4.00
The Goldbergs 4.25-6am Rules Of Engagement
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.50 Heartbeat 7.55
The Royal 8.55 Judge Judy 10.15 Inspector Morse
12.35 The Royal 1.40 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street 3.45 On The Buses 4.50 You’re
Only Young Twice 5.25 Rising Damp 5.55 Heartbeat
7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Endeavour 10.00 Law
& Order: UK 12.05 Unforgotten 2.00 Nightscreen
2.30-6am Teleshopping
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Home Or Away 11.35 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come
Dine With Me 4.50 A Place In The Sun: Home Or
Away 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
Vet On The Hill 10.00 24 Hours In A&E 11.10 8 Out
Of 10 Cats Does Countdown 12.10 Ramsay’s
Kitchen Nightmares USA 1.10 Vet On The Hill 2.15
24 Hours In A&E 3.15-3.55am 8 Out Of 10 Cats
6am The Chase 6.45 Pawn Stars 7.30 Ironside
8.30 Quincy ME 9.30 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
6.05 Storage Wars 7.05 Pawn Stars 8.00
Goodwood Members Meeting 9.00 Football’s
Foreign Legion 10.00 FILM Crank (2006) 11.50 The
Americans 12.55 Minder 2.00 Deals, Wheels And
Steals 3.00-6am Teleshopping
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 Longmire
3.10 Law & Order 5.05 CSI: Miami 7.00 NCIS 9.00
Taken. Mejia reveals his weapons supplier. 10.00
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11.55 Chicago
Justice 12.55 CSI: NY 1.55 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
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
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops
8.25 Dance Moms 9.10 Last Man Standing 10.05
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 11.05 On Benefits:
Breadline Brummies 12.05 Police Interceptors
ITV3 freeview 10
THE GOLDBERGS,
E4, 8pm
Barry joins the football team but is disheartened
when he is benched by Coach Mellor due to his
lack of skills, so Adam persuades him there are
other ways he can to contribute to the team.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days 7.30 Danny Baker Rocks The
Nineties (A Bit) 8.00 Metalworks! The Knight’s Tale
9.00 Make! Craft Britain 10.00 Carved With Love:
The Genius Of British Woodwork 11.00 Elegance
And Decadence: The Age Of The Regency 12.00
Treasures Of Ancient Egypt 1.00 Top Of The Pops
1983: Big Hits 2.00 Metalworks! The Knight’s Tale
3.00-4am The Witness For The Prosecution
ITV2 freeview 6
6am The Planet’s Funniest Animals 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World Records 7.10 Who’s Doing
The Dishes? 7.55 Emmerdale 8.20 The Cube
Satellite & Digital
ITV4 freeview 24
E4 freeview 28
MORE4 freeview 14
5USA freeview 21
5STAR freeview 30
1.05 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away 3.00 Neighbours
3.30 Home And Away: Buried Alive 4.00 Will &
Grace 5.00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 6.00
Neighbours 6.30 Home And Away: Buried Alive 7.00
Last Man Standing 8.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away 9.00 FILM Scary Movie 2. Spoof horror sequel,
starring Anna Faris. (2001) 10.45 Riverdale. Betty
and Veronica uncover Archie’s secret fling with Miss
Grundy. 11.45 FILM A Haunted House (2013)
1.30 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away 2.30 FILM
Penelope (2006) 4.00-6am Teleshopping
PICK freeview 11
6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Motorway Patrol 8.00
Police Force: Australia 9.00 Without A Trace 10.00
FILM Babylon 5: In The Beginning (1998) 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 Stargate SG-1 8.00
Babylon 5. Telepaths arrive on the station. 9.00
Bones 10.00 Criminal Minds 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
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 Top Gear 7.00 Cop Car Workshop 8.00 Sin
City Motors 9.00 Live At The Apollo 10.00 Room
101 11.20 Would I Lie To You? At Christmas 12.00
QI XL 1.00 QI 1.40 Would I Lie To You? 2.20 Mock
The Week 3.00 Suits 4.00-6am Teleshopping
REALLY freeview 17
6am Fantasy Homes By The Sea 7.00 Teleshopping
8.00 Escape To The Country 9.00 Fantasy Homes
By The Sea 10.00 DIY SOS 11.00 Countryside 999
12.00 Antiques Road Trip 1.00 Escape To The
Country 2.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea 3.00
Countryside 999 4.00 Most Haunted 5.00 Ghost
Adventures 6.00 Antiques Road Trip 8.00 DIY SOS
9.00 Posh Pawn 10.00 Long Lost Family Australia
11.00 Women Behind Bars 12.00 Dr G: Medical
Examiner 1.00 Crime Stories 2.00 Teleshopping
4.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner 4.50 Women Behind
Bars 5.35-6am My Favourite Garden
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 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 Full
Steam Ahead 8.00 Mission: Kill Hitler 9.00 The Best
Of Tommy Cooper 11.00 The Two Ronnies 1.40
Tales Of Irish Castles 2.30 Sounds Of The Seventies
3.00-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Framed For Murder
(2007) 11.05 FILM 12 Hours To Live (2006)
1.15 FILM Sense And Sensibility (1995) 4.05 Sony
Movie News Extra 4.15 FILM Julie & Julia (2009)
6.45 FILM Sleepless In Seattle (1993) 9.00 FILM
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986) 11.10 FILM Sniper:
Reloaded (2011) 1.05 FILM The Score (2001)
3.50-4.45am FILM Savannah (2013)
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 8.00 Blue Bloods. A woman claims God
told her who murdered her mother. 9.00 Save Me.
Nelly infiltrates a secret network that may hold the key
to his daughter’s return. 10.00 SMILF. Double bill.
Bridge chooses three different paths on Father’s Day.
Then, Bridge tries out for the Women’s National
Basketball Association. 11.10 The Putin Interviews
1.30 Save Me 2.30 Here And Now 3.40 SMILF
4.15-6am 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 The Real A&E 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 7.30 The Real A&E 8.00
Elementary 9.00 Grey’s Anatomy. Meredith tries to
learn more about Marie and her mother. 10.00 The
Good Doctor 11.00 Criminal Minds 12.00 CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Cold Case 2.00
Scandal 3.00 Criminal Minds 4.00 Nothing To
Declare 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.
Five episodes. 10.00 Bull. The jury consultant
represents a teenager arrested for robbing a jewellery
store with an older man, arguing that she was a
victim of his abuse and not his willing accomplice.
11.00 Family Guy 12.00 American Dad! 1.00 Family
Guy 2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy 4.00
American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
GOLD
7.30am 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 4.10 Last Of
The Summer Wine 6.00 As Time Goes By 6.40
Dad’s Army 8.00 Dinnerladies Diaries 9.00
Dinnerladies 10.20 Live At The Apollo 11.20
Absolutely Fabulous 12.00 The League Of
Gentlemen 12.40 Vic Reeves Big Night Out 1.15
Live At The Apollo 2.10 Absolutely Fabulous 2.40
Harry Hill’s TV Burp 4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
8am Scrubs 9.00 My Name Is Earl 10.00 Friends
1.00 Impractical Jokers 1.55 Friends 4.00 8 Simple
Rules 4.55 Friends 8.00 Your Face Or Mine 8.30
Bad Robots 9.00 Russell Howard’s Good News.
From April 2012. 10.00 The Chris Ramsey Show
UNIVERSAL
10.30 Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip
11.00 Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes 12.30
Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central 1.00 The Daily
Show 1.30 South Park 3.50 Bob’s Burgers 4.15
Two And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS. Seven episodes. 9.00 Law &
Order: Special Victims Unit. Five episodes. 2.00
Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping
6.10am 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. A teenager needs
attention from paramedics after suffering an asthma
attack on the day of a GCSE exam. 9.00
Embarrassing Bodies 10.00 One Born Every Minute
11.00 Meth And Madness In Mexico: Stacey Dooley
Investigates 12.00 Miranda 12.40 David Beckham
Into The Unknown 1.35 Doctor Who 2.30
Judge Faith 3.00-6.15am Teleshopping
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaskan Bush People
8.00 The Somme: The First 24 Hours 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 Churchill’s
Toyshop 6.00 Wheeler Dealers 8.00 Tanked.
Basketball legend Dwight Howard needs the team at
ATM to design and build a habitat for all 14 of his
snakes. He also requests a reptile mansion. 9.00
Street Outlaws 10.00 Moonshiners 11.00 Gold
Rush: Parker’s Trail 12.00 Street Outlaws 1
.00 How It’s Made 3.00 Tanked 3.50 Moonshiners
4.40 Gold Rush 5.30-6am How It’s Made
11.05 Heavyweights (PG, 1994) Comedy. ★
12.55 Prom (U, 2011) Comedy. ★★
2.45 The Aristocats (U, 1970) Animation. ★★★★
4.15 Oz The Great And Powerful (PG, 2013)
Fantasy adventure prequel to The Wizard of Oz
starring James Franco. ★★★
6.30 The Little Mermaid (U, 1989) ★★★★★
8.00 Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
(12, 2007) Fantasy adventure sequel. ★★★
10.50 The News Boys (PG, 1992) Musical. ★★
12.55 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three
Musketeers (U, 2004) Animation. ★★★
2.15 Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
(12, 2007) Fantasy adventure sequel. ★★★
5.10-6.45am College Road Trip (U, 2008) ★
10.45 What Lies Beneath (15, 2000) ★★★
1.00 Damien: Omen II (18, 1978) Horror. ★★★
3.00 Omen III: The Final Conflict (18, 1981) ★★
5.00-6am Sky Cinema Preview
W
DISCOVERY
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am GadgetGang In Outer Space (U, 2017) ★★★
7.40 Whisky Galore! (PG, 2016) Comedy. ★★★
9.25 My Feral Heart (12, 2016) Indie. ★★★★
10.55 The Beguiled (15, 2017) ★★★★
12.40 Despicable Me 3 (U, 2017) ★★★
2.15 Going In Style (12, 2017) Comedy. ★★★
4.00 GadgetGang In Outer Space (U, 2017) ★★★
5.30 Whisky Galore! (PG, 2016) Comedy. ★★★
7.15 Despicable Me 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ★★★
9.00 Going In Style (12, 2017) Heist caper starring
Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. ★★★
10.40 An (PG, 2015) Drama starring Kirin Kiki,
Masatoshi Nagase and Kyara Uchida. ★★★★
12.40 The Beguiled (15, 2017) Drama. ★★★★
2.20 Pawno (18, 2015) Comedy. ★★★
4.00 The Top Ten Show 2018
4.20-6am My Feral Heart (12, 2016) ★★★★
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
7am The House Bunny (12, 2008) Comedy. ★★
8.45 The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear
(15, 1991) Comedy with Leslie Nielsen. ★★★
10.20 Get A Job (15, 2016) Comedy. ★★★
11.50 The Nutty Professor (12, 1996) Comedy
remake starring Eddie Murphy. ★★★★
1.35 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (12, 2000)
Comedy sequel with Eddie Murphy. ★★★
3.30 Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky
Bobby (15, 2006) Comedy. ★★★
5.40 Love Actually (15, 2003) Comedy. ★★★
8.00 Fist Fight (15, 2017) Comedy with Charlie Day,
Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan. ★★★
9.40 The Nutty Professor (12, 1996) ★★★★
11.25 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (12, 2000)
Comedy sequel with Eddie Murphy. ★★★
1.20 Dirty 30 (12, 2016) Comedy. ★★★
2.50 The Benchwarmers (12, 2006) Comedy. ★★
4.20-6.15am Our Man Flint (PG, 1966) ★★
SKY CINEMA ACTION
6am Anaconda (15, 1997) Adventure. ★★
7.35 2012 (12, 2009) Adventure. ★★★
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
6.30am The Breakfast Show With Nick Grimshaw 10.00
Clara Amfo 12.45 Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills. Music and
chat. 4.00 Jordan North. Sitting in for Greg James. 5.45
Newsbeat 6.00 Jordan North 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 The
8th With Charlie Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00 Benji B
3.00 Comedy: Niki And Sammy’s Peachy Podcast 4.006.30am Early Breakfast Show With Adele Roberts
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 The Folk Show With Mark Radcliffe. Josienne Clarke
and Ben Walker perform. 8.00 Jo Whiley. Music and chat.
10.25 Rocky (PG, 1976) Drama. ★★★★
12.30 Rocky II (PG, 1979) Drama. ★★★★
2.35 Salt (12, 2010) Thriller. ★★★
4.20 xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage (12, 2017)
Adventure starring Vin Diesel. ★★★
6.20 2012 (12, 2009) Adventure. ★★★
9.00 Salt (12, 2010) Action thriller starring Angelina
Jolie and Liev Schreiber. ★★★
10.45 xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage (12,
2017) Adventure starring Vin Diesel. ★★★
12.35 End Of Days (18, 1999) Fantasy. ★★★
2.40 Anaconda (15, 1997) Adventure. ★★
4.15-6am Hell Is For Heroes (12, 1962) ★★★
SKY CINEMA ANIMATION
6.30am Monster Family: Special
7.00 Louis & Luca: The Big Cheese Race
(U, 2015) Animation. ★★★★
8.30 Smurfs: The Lost Village (U, 2017) ★★★
10.05 Surf’s Up (PG, 2007) Animation. ★★★
11.40 Tangled (PG, 2010) Animation. ★★★★
1.30 Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
(U, 1937) Animation. ★★★★★
3.00 Storks (U, 2016) Animation. ★★★★
4.35 Smurfs: The Lost Village (U, 2017) ★★★
6.10 Tangled (PG, 2010) Animation. ★★★★
8.00 Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
(U, 1937) Animation. ★★★★★
9.30 The Ant Bully (U, 2006) Animation. ★★
11.05 Monster House (PG, 2006) ★★★★
12.45 Throne Of Elves (PG, 2016) ★★★
2.35 Hop (U, 2011) Comedy. ★★
4.20-6am Storks (U, 2016) Animation. ★★★★
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
6am Texas Blood (PG, 2016) Western. ★★★
7.35 9/11 (15, 2017) Romantic drama. ★★
9.10 A United Kingdom (12, 2016) ★★★★
11.05 Ray (15, 2004) Drama. ★★★★
1.45 The Zookeeper’s Wife (12, 2017) ★★★★
4.00 The Way We Were (PG, 1973) ★★★★
6.05 A United Kingdom (12, 2016) ★★★★
8.00 The Zookeeper’s Wife (12, 2017) ★★★★
10.00 Memphis & Martin Luther King: ‘They Wouldn’t
Treat Me Like A Man’ 11.00 Old Grey Whistle Test 40 (R)
12.00 Pick Of The Pops (R) 2.00 Radio 2 Playlists:
Country Playlist 3.00 Radio 2 Playlist: Easy 4.00 Radio 2
Playlist: Radio 2 Rocks 5.00-6.30am Nicki Chapman
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
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 3.30 Choral Evensong
4.30 New Generation Artists 5.00 In Tune 7.00 In Tune
Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert 10.00 Free Thinking
Festival 10.45 The Essay: Is Music A Civilising Force?
11.00 Late Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night
10.10 Ray (15, 2004) Drama. ★★★★
12.45 Runaway Bride (PG, 1999) Comedy. ★★★
2.45 Tristan And Isolde (12, 2006) Adventure. ★★
5.00-7.30am Zorba The Greek (PG, 1964) ★★★
SKY CINEMA HITS
7am True Lies (15, 1994) Comedy. ★★★★
9.25 Sully (12, 2016) Fact-based drama. ★★★★
11.10 John Wick: Chapter 2 (15, 2017) ★★★
1.15 Ghostbusters (12, 2016) Comedy. ★★★
3.25 A Beautiful Mind (12, 2001) Drama. ★★★
5.55 The Top Ten Show 2018
6.10 Sully (12, 2016) Biographical drama starring
Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart. ★★★★
8.00 John Wick: Chapter 2 (15, 2017) Action
sequel starring Keanu Reeves. ★★★
10.05 Ghostbusters (12, 2016) Comedy. ★★★
12.05 Inglourious Basterds (18, 2009) ★★★★
2.45 The Bourne Supremacy (12, 2004) ★★★★
4.45-7am The Legend Of Bagger Vance (PG,
2000) Drama starring Will Smith. ★★★
SKY CINEMA GREATS
6.30am Always (PG, 1989) Fantasy. ★★★
8.35 Jurassic Park (PG, 1993) ★★★★★
10.45 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG, 1997)
Adventure sequel with Jeff Goldblum. ★★★
1.00 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind:
Collector’s Edition (PG, 1977) ★★★★★
3.20 Hook (U, 1991) Fantasy. ★★★
5.45 Jurassic Park (PG, 1993) ★★★★★
8.00 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG, 1997)
Adventure sequel with Jeff Goldblum. ★★★
10.15 Saving Private Ryan (15, 1998) ★★★★★
1.10 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind:
Collector’s Edition (PG, 1977) ★★★★★
3.35 Always (PG, 1989) Fantasy. ★★★
5.45-6am The Top Ten Show 2018
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
6.15am Prom (U, 2011) Comedy. ★★
8.05 The Aristocats (U, 1970) Animation. ★★★★
9.35 The Little Mermaid (U, 1989) ★★★★★
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
6am Today 8.30 LW: Parliament 9.00 Only Artists 9.30
You’re Doing It Wrong 9.45 Channel 9.45 LW: Daily
Service 10.00 Woman’s Hour 10.56 Listening Project
11.00 On And Off The Valley Lines 11.30 Boswell’s Lives
12.00 News; LW: Shipping 12.04 Home Front 12.15 You
And Yours 1.00 World At One 1.45 Encounters (R) 2.00
Archers (R) 2.15 Drama 3.00 Money Box Live 3.30 Inside
Health (R) 4.00 Thinking Allowed 4.30 Media Show 5.00
PM 6.00 News 6.30 It’s Not What You Know 7.00
Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45 Judas 8.00 Moral Maze
8.45 Lent Talks 9.00 Costing The Earth (R) 9.30 Only
Artists (R) 10.00 World Tonight 10.45 Book At Bedtime
SKY CINEMA CLASSICS
7.30am Arrowhead (U, 1953) Western. ★★
9.20 A Fistful Of Dollars (15, 1964) ★★★★★
11.05 Chariots Of Fire (U, 1981) ★★★★★
1.15 Cleopatra (PG, 1963) Epic. ★★★
5.20 The Guns Of Navarone (PG, 1961) ★★★★
8.00 Chariots Of Fire (U, 1981) ★★★★★
10.10 The French Connection (18, 1971) Crime
thriller starring Gene Hackman. ★★★★★
12.00 French Connection II (18, 1975) ★★★★
2.05 The Conversation (12, 1974) ★★★★★
4.05-6am Heaven Knows, Mr Allison (PG, 1957)
Second World War romantic drama. ★★★★
SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR
6.10am Red Sparrow: Special
6.40 Ghostbusters (12, 1984) ★★★★★
8.40 Ghostbusters II (PG, 1989) Comedy. ★★★
10.40 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (15, 2016)
Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. ★★★
12.40 Red Sparrow: Special
1.10 It Comes At Night (15, 2017) ★★★★
3.00 Ghostbusters (12, 1984) ★★★★★
5.00 Ghostbusters II (PG, 1989) Comedy. ★★★
7.00 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (15, 2016)
Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. ★★★
9.00 It Comes At Night (15, 2017) ★★★★
11.00 Sophie Willan’s Guide To Normality 11.15 John
Moloney (R) 11.30 Today In Parliament 12.00 News
12.30 Channel (R) 1.00 As World Service 5.20 Shipping
5.30 News; Prayer 5.45 Farming 5.58-6am Tweet
RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 Emma Barnett 1.00 Afternoon
Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport 8.00 5 Live Sport
10.00 5 Live Sport: Rugby Union 10.30 Phil Williams 1.00
Up All Night 5.00 Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money
VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk
10am Eddy Temple-Morris 1.00 Kate Lawler 4.00 Matt
Richardson 7.00 Tim Cocker 11pm-6am Overnight
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
6.45am Collateral Damage (15, 2002) ★★
8.45 Breakdown (15, 1997) Thriller. ★★★★
10.30 Dick Tracy (PG, 1990) Adventure. ★★★
12.30 Escobar: Paradise Lost (15, 2014) ★★★
2.40 Mean Dreams (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★★
4.40 The Last Castle (15, 2001) Thriller. ★★★
7.00 Panic Room (15, 2002) Thriller. ★★★
9.00 Bad Boys (18, 1995) Thriller. ★★★★
11.00 Blood Diamond (15, 2006) Thriller. ★★★★
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Channel 4, 10pm.
WHY? ANNA
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who could be suffering
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CHRISTINE McGUINNESS has
only been on Real Housewives
of Cheshire for five minutes
and already her cast mates
want more.
But for her next outing they
want a familiar face with her –
husband PADDY.
Fashion designer SEEMA
MALHOTRA, above, said:
“She’s had to sit back and
experience some barneys. I’d
like to think she’d return for
another series.
“So far we haven’t seen
Paddy. I can’t see anyone
minding if Paddy came on. I
certainly wouldn’t mind.”
Seema says mum-of-two
Christine decided to join the
show for some “me time” after
bringing up her autistic twins
and having her marriage
tested by Paddy’s cosy night
out with pop star NICOLE
APPLETON.
Seema added: “She was
always off the scene. She’s
been busy looking after the
kids. She’s been through a lot.
“It’s been quite brave of her,
and she wants a bit of ‘me
time’. I wish her well – she’s
going to be a great mix.”
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opinion about the
soapbox
PETE is chuffed when Ross
agrees to go to the pub with
him in EMMERDALE, despite
his scars.
Ross seems in a good mood
as he is chatted up by a girl at
the bar but his confidence
takes a knock and he is left
humiliated when he realises it
is all part of a prank.
Pollard is very unhappy to
hear how David has ruined his
relationship with Tracy after
his cheating confession.
In HOLLYOAKS, Glenn plans
to set up Shane as the main
suspect for Trigger’s murder
while Adam explains to DS
Roxy that he was the
anonymous tipster.
Later on, Glenn orders Adam
to complete a job that will give
a stern warning to Shane.
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WET feet might have been a more
appropriate title as filming for
series eight of Cold Feet kicked off
with some dramatic scenes.
JAMES NESBITT (Adam) was
seen helping JOHN THOMSON
(Pete) rescue a man from a canal.
They were then spotted having a
heated discussion as the ITV
cameras rolled in Manchester. The
commotion attracted a lot of
attention from the public, with the
drizzly weather making the scene
even more grim.
But viewers will have to wait until
2019, when the episode airs, to
discover the story behind the
rescue of the red-headed man.
Hopefully the actors will have
dried off by then.
RESHOOT
WAS A BIG
ORDEAL
THE BBC had to remake nearly a
quarter of big budget drama
Ordeal By Innocence, at a
rumoured cost of £2million.
Bosses decided to reshoot the
AGATHA CHRISTIE whodunnit in
January without ED WESTWICK,
above, after he was accused of
sexual assault, which he denies.
It was a real challenge as some
scenes shot in 12 days of freezing
January were set in the summer.
Executive producer James
Pritchard said: “We had to reshoot
42 minutes and 35 scenes. A lot of
work and time had gone into it
and we didn’t want to lose it.”
The drama, which starts at 9pm
on Sunday, was scheduled to run
over Christmas. The cast is led by
BILL NIGHY and CHRISTIAN
COOKE took Ed’s role.
Writer Sarah Phelps said: “Bill
was staunch. To be able to say we
had one of the most famous and
recognisable actors there, in the
cold, giving his all, makes you feel
proud of the production.”
I’m Zeedone
with Corrie
QASIM QUITS TO TRY NEW PROJECTS
HE was a trailblazer as part
of Coronation Street’s first
Muslim family but QASIM
AKHTAR’s time on the
cobbles is over.
The actor, Zeedan Nazir on
the soap, has quit.
The rising star, who appeared
in shows including Waterloo
Road, Doctors and Shameless,
wants to try his hand at another
project after nearly four years in
Weatherfield.
A source said: “Qasim has
been really popular among the
cast
and
viewers
but
has
decided he wants to do other
things in the short term.
“He was a successful actor
before he came onto Corrie so
is looking forward to having
another crack at something
new. It was entirely his decision
to leave. Bosses are hoping that
in leaving the door open, he
will return one day.”
Zeedan told ITV bosses late
last year that he wanted to go.
A Corrie spokeswoman said:
“Qasim is a talented actor who
has been involved in some great
storylines.
“We wish him every success
for the future.”
Qasim, introduced in 2014,
featured in the show’s first ever
Muslim wedding, marrying Rana
Habeeb — played by BHAVNA
LIMBACHIA — before she fell in
love with Kate Connor, leaving
him heartbroken.
Viewers have seen Rana face a
backlash from her family and
be forced to continue a sham
relationship with Zeedan.
Yesterday the former couple
were seen filming in Manchester
— as Zeedan turned up to a pub
where Rana and Kate are partying with pals.
He surreptitiously films the
women, before he’s clocked and
they have a big row, pictured.
Insiders say his exit storyline
will
revolve
around
the
lesbian
couple
before
he
dramatically exits permanently
in the summer.
No one ever leaves a soap
quietly.
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I had threesome
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Dear Deidre
WHEN my girlfriend introduced me to her mum,
I realised she was the
woman my mate and I had
a brilliant threesome with
after a night out clubbing.
I am 27 and my girlfriend is 22.
We have been seeing each other
for three months and things seem
to be going really well. We both
agree it is the best relationship we
have ever been in.
She finally got me to meet her
mum and dad a couple of weeks
ago. I couldn’t believe it when I
was introduced to her mum and
realised how we had met before.
I was out clubbing with a mate
— Grab A Granny Night, we call it.
We met this really hot woman
who I now know is 46. We danced
and chatted to her all night.
She was with a group of other
women but they went on somewhere else and she stayed on with
us. She was staying in town and
invited us back to her hotel room
at the end of the night.
We carried on drinking and it
was an unbelievable night. She did
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anything and everything with both
of us sexually.
We couldn’t believe our luck —
no-strings sex with a married,
good-looking woman.
The sex lasted all night. She was
awesome. We said our goodbyes
and never saw her again — until
now. Not surprisingly, my mate
and I still talk about it.
You can imagine how I felt
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be with her now.
Even if her mum and I never
mention it, my mate will give me
a load of banter about it.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: If you really care for
your girlfriend and see a future with
her, there is probably no need to end
your relationship, as long as you can
be discreet.
You were not with your girlfriend at
the time but she would no doubt be
horrified at what her mum got up to
with you.
There is also a risk her dad would
find out – and that could spell the end
of their marriage.
So your girlfriend’s mum is more
than likely keeping her fingers crossed
that you will keep what happened to
yourself – for ever.
If she says she has recognised you
too, tell her you want to forget all about
that night because you love her
daughter and want the relationship
to continue.
I am sure that she will be relieved.
Talk to your mate and say you expect
him to say nothing either because you
love your girlfriend.
I hope he can keep a secret too.
Dear Deidre
MY wife threatened to
message an old flame if I keep
on sending messages to
another woman.
I am 39 and my wife is 37.
We have been married for
eight years and have two
daughters, aged two and five.
I started playing badminton
a year ago and have made lots
of new friends. The woman I
have been messaging is my
badminton partner.
She’s 35 and easy to talk to.
We chat about family stuff and
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MORE than 4,000 men
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suicide is the biggest killer
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It is getting together with
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Men bottle up emotions
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send links to funny videos. My
wife flipped when she found
out and says if I don’t stop,
she will contact an old
boyfriend.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Don’t give
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have a female friend.
Introduce her to your wife
so they can become mates
too. If you baulk at that,
perhaps you are kidding
yourself that all you want is
to be friends with her.
And are you staying home
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Dear Deidre
MY boyfriend hugged and
kissed me passionately even
though he’s ended our
relationship.
We are both 20 and
studying at different
universities an hour apart.
We were together for two
years. He’s caring, loyal and
would never hurt a fly but at
the start of last term he said
the spark had gone and he
doesn’t fancy me any more.
He came round to see me
when we got home for Easter
and kissed me in a way that
seemed more meaningful
than any other kiss we’d had.
He later said he shouldn’t
have kissed me but he wants
to be there for me and wants
me in his life. I want the same.
It kills me to have lost him
and this is making it worse.
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Make a positive decision
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PASSING
PUT HIM
OFF SEX
Dear Deidre
IS it normal for a man to lose
his sex drive after a death in
the family?
My partner blames his lack
of interest in the bedroom on
the death of his sister but that
was almost two years ago.
I am 26 and my partner is
28. We have been together
for seven years and are due
to marry next year.
His sister died suddenly
from a brain haemorrhage
when she was just 31.
My partner became very
depressed after her death
and this put a strain on our
relationship.
We stopped having sex
and it’s never started again.
I talk about it all the time, as
it is always me who asks him
for sex – whereas he used to
be the one asking me for it,
almost every day.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Losing a
close relative is a big
emotional shock and has
left him feeling scared of
closeness in case it is
snatched away.
Stay in touch physically
by giving him lots of loving
hugs and offer him some
relaxing massage.
He can get understanding
support through Cruse
bereavement care
(cruse.org.uk, 0808 808
1677), meanwhile.
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BODY IMAGE
SOCIAL media, Photoshop and our obsession with celebrities mean our daughters
worry about looks more and younger than
ever.
Sixty-one per cent of girls aged ten to 17
do not have high “body self-esteem”,
according to a recent survey by Dove.
Social media doesn’t help: your daughter might view hundreds of pictures online
daily, of gorgeous Instagrammers or surgery-enhanced stars, leaving her with
unrealistic views of “real women”.
What you can do: If she says something
negative about her looks, don’t dismiss it
as “silly”.
It’s a real worry to her so provide reassurance and perspective. Avoid making critical comments about your own appearance
– constantly complaining that your bum’s
too big sets a bad example.
Show her sets of “before” and “after”
photos or compare online snaps with filters and with no filters. These will help her
understand that photos are often not what
they seem.
CYBERBULLYING
Cyberbullying can follow your girl anywhere; there’s no escaping it when she
leaves the school gate.
It can happen via social media, messaging services such as WhatsApp, apps or
chat rooms.
As many as half of girls have been victims of cyberbullying or harassment,
according to charity Plan International UK,
and it can be a major source of angst and
upset.
What you can do: Make sure your
daughter knows she can feel safe confiding in you about anything upsetting that’s
happened online – you won’t judge her and
are there to help.
Keep an eye on her phone or tablet, so
you can check what is being said. If you
are paying the bills, it’s fair to have access
to it – explain that you’re doing this to
support her.
While it’s tempting to stop her going
online, this could just isolate her more
socially. Keep screenshots of incidents
and show her how to do this – they’re evidence for school or even the police if you
need their involvement later.
Most schools take cyberbullying very
seriously – show her teacher any evidence
you have and explain how it’s affecting
your daughter.
SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS
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The sexual landscape is changing rapidly – the wide availability of online porn
and the advent of sexting bring new pressures on girls at an ever younger age, while
at the same time there’s more discussion
now about harassment and what is and
isn’t acceptable.
What you can do: The most important
thing here is to be open. Start talking to
your daughter about sex and relationships
in an age-appropriate way from early on –
don’t wait until she hits puberty.
If she doesn’t ask any questions by
around age ten or 11, it’s time to introduce
the topic as this is usually when schools
start sex education in PSHE lessons. It sets
the tone for you and her to build a dialogue
before she embarks on relationships.
Studies have shown that young people
whose parents are open and balanced
when discussing sex are more likely to use
contraception and less likely to take risks.
Don’t be embarrassed but equally be
careful not to embarrass her. Definitely no
over-sharing details of your own sex life –
no child wants to hear about their parents
in this way.
Help her understand that she NEVER
has to say yes to something she’s uncomfortable with and that she shouldn’t let others coerce her with promises or threats.
Sexting is a huge issue now, so tell her
the “grandma rule”. If you wouldn’t want
Granny to see that photo or video, don’t
send it to ANYONE. You might trust a boyfriend now, but what if you fall out?
Also highlight that what goes online,
stays online, for ever.
Wednesday March 28 2018
39
Edited by
JOELY
CHILCOTT
BRINGING up daughters
is a minefield.
They must navigate
their way through sex
and relationships, plus
there is the threat of
bullying and pressures
from social media to
contend with too.
One in three teenage
girls now suffers from
anxiety and it is vital we
help to raise strong,
confident young women.
Here, parenting expert
LIAT HUGHES
JOSHI offers
advice on
the big
issues
when
bringing
up girls.
HOW MUMS CAN
HELP DAUGHTERS
TACKLE SEX, STRESS
AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Girls guide
GENDER STEREOTYPES
Not so long ago nobody batted eyelids
at “pink for girls” and “blue for boys”, or
suggestions that some jobs were more
feminine or masculine.
Things have moved on from these
unhelpful stereotypes that can hold girls
back.
After all, don’t you want your daughter to
think she can be the airline pilot OR the
cabin crew, the nurse OR the doctor?
What you can do: Consider whether
you’re passing on stereotypes about clothing, toys, careers and roles in the family.
Statements such as “that’s a girl/boy’s job”
and “boys don’t cry” are outdated.
Some families will go further and favour
gender-neutral clothing and names for
their children.
FRIENDSHIPS
Friendships have always been a minefield among girls and social media has
magnified classic concerns about popularity and exclusion. Teens can now feel like
they’re measuring others’ admiration by
the “likes” and “shares” their online posts
get. And if your daughter is excluded from
a get-together, she won’t just hear about it
at break-time, she might well see photos
and mentions online about it for days.
What you can do: Consider her personality as it is, not who you’d like her to be. If
she’s a quiet, less sociable type but is comfortable with that, what’s the problem?
If, however, she’s unhappy about her
friendships, try not to give her solutions
yourself but ask what she thinks she could
do and work together – that way she can
solve issues herself over time.
Provide a grown-up’s perspective: if a
classmate is being mean, encourage her to
question whether she really wants to be
friends with someone like that anyway? Is
that girl who’s bullying her actually feeling
insecure about herself?
A fantastic book for parents
of girls is Queen Bees & Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman –
the 2004 film Mean Girls was
based on it.
MENTAL HEALTH
ISSUES
More than one in three
teen girls are struggling with
anxiety or depression,
according to a Department
of Health study. Exam
stress, body image concerns, bullying and more
can trigger mental health
issues such as these, or
eating disorders.
What you can do: Be on the lookout for
behaviour changes – have her sleeping or
eating patterns shifted, has she become
withdrawn, more irritable, lost interest in
hobbies/friends/family or is she having
panic attacks?
These can all be warning signs something is going on.
First, try to work out the cause – it might
not be obvious to you or even to her.
Talk as much as she is willing and if she
won’t open up to you, is there someone
else she’s close to who she’ll confide in?
Can you remove the trigger for her anxiety or depression? If not, you
need to look at ways to alleviate her symptoms – such as
tactics to cope when she feels
panicky.
Seek outside help if needed.
There’s less stigma around
mental health these days and
many schools now offer counselling services. If hers doesn’t,
speak to your GP or one of the
mental health support charities
such as youngminds.org.uk.
lLiat Hughes Joshi is the author
of 5-Minute Parenting Fixes, published by Summersdale Vie, £9.99.
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By LYNSEY HOPE
WHEN Debbie Sharp started feeling
unwell, she googled her symptoms –
and was shocked when her search
suggested ovarian cancer.
Debbie, 48, who has battled cancer
twice before, says: “I’d had indigestion
and bloating for a while but didn’t
associate it with cancer. I was in tune
with my body having battled Hodgkin’s
lymphoma when I was 28 and 32.”
But then she noticed a change in her
bowel habit. She says: “Alarm bells
started to ring, so I booked an
appointment with my GP.”
Secretary Debbie, who lives in
Bridgnorth, Shrops, with husband
Andy, 53, an electrical engineer, took a
blood test and a couple of days later
got a phone call at work.
She says: “My doctor feared it was
advanced ovarian cancer. I kept
thinking, ‘Not again’. I was referred for
tests including a CT scan and
ultrasound. I even had an MRI scan but
nothing was showing. I was then
referred to a bowel specialist.
“This went on for a few months.
Eventually doctors found a blockage in
my bowel which needed surgery.
“They thought it was scar tissue
caused by previous radiotherapy. But
during surgery, they found tumours in
the bowel, appendix and the lining of
my tummy, which was later diagnosed
as stage-three ovarian cancer.
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resulted in a permanent colostomy.”
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YOU don’t have to be ill to
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Sarah Miles, 34, certainly buys into
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for beauty reasons, but I figured being
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Sarah, who lives with accountant husband
Alex, 31, in Haringey, North London, is not
alone. An anti-ageing supplement overtook
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more than £2.5billion worldwide.
But it was when she gave birth to their
daughter Maisie, two, that her obsession with
supplements escalated.
She says: “I was exhausted with night feeds
and running the house and noticed my skin
looked dull and my hair had started to thin.
“I didn’t have the time to spend hours in
the bathroom fiddling with skin routines and
so a friend advised me to go to a specialist
hair clinic.
“I was given some lotions but nothing
seemed to change. Then I was told of a
supplement called Viviscal which promotes
hair growth.
“I thought I’d give it a go but wasn’t
expecting much, so when my hair grew back
thicker
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immediately
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was
so
impressed.”
Amazed by the results of a daily tablet, at
the end of 2015 Sarah started looking into
other pills to alter her appearance, believing
they work better than creams and serums.
She says: “I hated how dull and tired my
skin looked, so I went online to do some
research.
Every site I went on said collagen was the
secret to plumper, healthier skin so I ordered
my first bottle. I started taking three tablets
in the morning and three at night and within
a month I noticed a difference in my
complexion.
“I don’t look so tired, and my fine lines
don’t show up as much. Some of my friends
say it could be because Maisie is starting to
sleep through the night. Admittedly it’s hard
to say if it is definitely the supplements, but
I’m convinced. People tell me I could pass for
someone in her late 20s.”
Despite eating a healthy diet, six months
later Sarah soon started to think about other
vitamins she could take to improve her looks.
She says: “I started noticing in magazines
all the different beauty supplements you can
take, they have them on their beauty pages.
‘My friends think
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“You can eat well but still not get high
quantities of superfoods and vitamins.
“So, first I added algae to my morning pills.
It’s packed with nutrients and omega-3, which
keeps skin lubricated and keeps toxins out.”
“Next I found chlorella and couldn’t resist
adding that — a concentrated form of greens.
“It’s all very scientific but that’s why I like
it, you know exactly what it’s doing, unlike
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6 collagen: Reduces wrinkles
1 Vitamin C: Helps repair tissue
1 Vitamin D3: Aids skin cell growth
2 Green tea: Aids weight loss
9 Spirulina: Boosts skin metabolism
6 Chlorella: For cardiovascular health
2 Viviscal: Aids hair growth
3 Ginseng: Anti-ageing supplement
1 Multivitamin: Gives you key nutrients
1 Echinacea: For immune system
2 Zinc Magnesium: Aids skin and sleep
1 Folic Acid: Gives skin glow
Total = 35 (£136 a month)
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So taking lots of supplements
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Amino acids, “collagen” and
protein molecules will be significantly
digested in the stomach but
delivering them out to the skin in a
useable form may be hard to achieve
in reality – so their ability to make a
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. . . all the
pills Sarah
takes
make-up.” But beauty junkie Sarah
didn’t stop there, adding more pills to
her daily routine. She says: “Once I
started I couldn’t stop. I added vitamin
C and started taking it with hyaluronic
acid to keep my skin’s natural elasticity
and tone. I take them at the same time
because they have been proven to work
well together.
“You have to research it to make sure
you’re getting the most out of it. I take
a green tea tablet to give me energy
and antioxidants and a multivitamin for
all round health as well as echinacea
drops to ward off colds.
“Then there is vitamin D3 which is
vital for the proper functioning of the
skin, reduced acne and it helps hair
growth.
“It costs me a lot each month but I
spend less on make-up because I don’t
need to wear as much or fork out on
expensive creams. My friends think I
am mad. I recently went away for a
girlie weekend and
when I put all of
my
bottles
in
the
bathroom there was a
stunned silence.
“My husband thinks it’s slightly
excessive. Especially because I’m forever
checking the time to make sure I am
taking the tablets at the correct times.
I’ve been taking them for more than
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“I’ve noticed a big difference and
definitely have healthier skin and hair,
and even brighter eyes.
“I once had a near miss going
through customs. I’d mixed the different
tablets into one container and they
stopped me wanting to know what they
were. Luckily I could prove they weren’t
anything but vitamins.
“I won’t stop taking my 35 tablets a
day. I like to look and feel healthy —
there’s nothing wrong with that.”
INGREDIENTS:
2 chicken breast fillets, sliced
2tsp garlic and chipotle chilli paste (or mix 1
clove crushed garlic with 2tsp tomato
puree and 1⁄2 tsp smoked paprika or
chipotle chilli powder)
2tsp light olive or vegetable oil
3 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
110g sugar snap peas, halved
1 fresh red chilli, finely sliced
150ml Eisberg Rose
Few sprigs fresh coriander, chopped
METHOD: Marinate the chicken
in the paste mix for 20-30
minutes.
Heat 1 tsp of the oil in a large
frying pan and stir fry the
chicken for 5-6 minutes until
completely cooked through.
Remove to a plate.
Heat the remaining oil in the
same
pan and add the spring onions,
peppers, sugar snap peas and
red chilli. Stir fry
for one minute then pour in the
Eisberg Rose.
Return the chicken to the pan
of vegetables and heat through.
Serve with cous cous and
garnish with the coriander.
lRecipe by Eisberg alcoholfree wine
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TWO- SPEED CROSSWORD
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THE FTSE 100
ROSE 111.45
TO 7,000.14
Floated . . . malted drink brand
GLAXO TO
SELL OFF
HORLICKS
GLAXOSMITHKLINE may
sell Horlicks to help fund
a multi-billion pound deal
to buy out its partner in a
joint venture.
Yesterday, GSK said it
will pay Swiss giant
NOVARTIS £9.2billion for
its 36.5 per cent stake in
the venture which is home
to Sensodyne toothpaste,
Panadol headache tablets
and Nicotinell patches.
The deal comes just days
after GSK pulled out of
bidding for PFIZER’S
consumer healthcare unit.
The companies only
launched the joint venture
in 2015, but Novartis said
the deal was at an
“attractive price”, while
GSK said it would allow
the group to “capture the
full value” of the business.
It is now considering
putting its malted drinks
brand Horlicks up for sale
as part of a review of
nutrition products to help
fund the acquisition.
The review will also
include its 72.5 per cent
stake in its Indian
subsidiary GlaxoSmithKline
Consumer Healthcare.
Russ Mould, investment
director at AJ BELL said:
“GSK appears to be
cleaning up its act and
gaining a tighter focus on
what it does best.”
TRY £165m
ROAD AID
AVIVA CHIEF’S £4M
JAGUAR Land Rover has
struck a deal to supply up
to 20,000 electric vehicles
to an arm of Google that
leads the race to develop
self-driving vehicles.
The Coventry-based car
company has agreed a partnership to provide its first
ever
electric
car,
the
I-Pace, to Waymo.
Waymo, a subsidiary of
Google’s parent firm Alphabet Inc, wants to create a
robotic ride-hailing service.
Jaguar will deliver its
vehicles from 2020 to
2022. They will expand
upon a fleet of self-driving
cars that Waymo has been
gradually building in partnership with Fiat Chrysler
since 2015.
Tel:
020 7782 4050
e-mail:
tracey.boles@thesun.co.uk
A SUPER BYE GUY
pensions and benefits. Mr
Wilson’s bumper pay deal
follows
Aviva’s
robust
performance last year.
Operating profits were
up two per cent to £3billion, driven by a strong
performance in the UK.
Mr Wilson’s package
was
lower
than
his
£4.5million in 2016 due to
a smaller shares payout.
THE co-founder of fashion retailer SUPERDRY is
leaving
and
donating
£1.2million in shares.
Julian Dunkerton said
he plans to devote more
time to other business
and charitable interests.
He
will
leave
his
director position at the
end of March, with creative teams stepping in to
take over his work. Mr
Dunkerton said: “I am
proud
of
everything
achieved
at
Superdry
over the past 15 years.”
He has also told the
firm of plans to transfer
a block of shares worth
around £1.2million to sea
and biodiversity protection charity The Blue
Marine Foundation.
MPs: NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS
COULD BLOCK £8bn GKN TAKEOVER
In MoD
we trust
GALLIFORD TRY is to raise
£157.6million through a
rights issue to help cover
costs for a road contract
that helped fell construction
giant CARILLION.
The money will be used
for the Aberdeen Western
Peripheral Route bypass,
which was originally a
project between Galliford,
Balfour Beatty and Carillion.
Following the latter’s
liquidation, the remaining
joint venture members are
obliged to complete the
project, with any shortfall
funded equally. Galliford
said: “The group continues
to make good progress
towards resolving AWPR.”
Construction completion
is expected this summer.
ELECTRIC
JAG DEAL
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£1 BUYS €1.14, US $1.42.
BRENT CRUDE $70.21
Edited by TRACEY BOLES
THE boss of insurance
giant AVIVA raked in
£4.3million last year.
Chief executive Mark
Wilson’s salary rose by
£26,000, or 2.5 per cent,
to £1.03million
He was also awarded a
£1.9million annual bonus,
£966,000
in
long-term
incentive scheme shares
and another £395,000 for
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MOSS IN
SUITS OF
HARM-ER
BUSINESS secretary Greg
Clark has revealed that the
takeover
of
engineering
giant GKN could still be
blocked on national security
grounds.
He said yesterday he would
take Ministry of Defence advice
on whether to formally intervene
in the controversial bid by
restructuring firm Melrose.
“When all of the facts are known
the MoD and other agencies will
make an assessment and will advise
me on whether or not there are
grounds for intervention on national
security,” he told Parliament.
Shareholders
in
GKN,
whose
defence contracts include making
parts for the Joint Strike Fighter,
have to decide by Thursday whether
to accept the £8billion Melrose bid.
This has already been rejected by
GKN’s board but Melrose bosses hope
to convince shareholders they can
make a better job of managing the
huge group, which dates back to 1759.
Critics fear they would simply sell
out after a number of years.
In his 11th hour intervention yesterday, Mr Clark stressed that a shortterm approach would not be in the
interests of defence and national security because of GKN’s government
contracts. He would like Melrose to
rule out a short-term sale without
Government consent.
He also sought assurances from
Melrose chief executive Simon Peckham that GKN would continue to
operate, be listed and headquartered
in the UK. Melrose said it was ready
to make a five-year commitment.
A source said Defence Secretary
Gavin Williamson had security concerns and the deal was still being
examined. “Work has been ongoing
with Greg Clark to spell out those
concerns and commitments,” he said.
SUITS retailer MOSS BROS saw pre-tax profits
fall 6.1 per cent last year to £137.3million.
The firm, which has warned on profits twice
in 2018, said supplier woes and poor hire
sales hampered trading. Chief exec Brian Brick
admitted the troubles were “self-inflicted”.
SLOW COACHES
STAGECOACH
has
seen
sales skid at its UK bus
operations because of the
Beast from the East.
It said like-for-like revenue
growth
at
the
regional bus arm fell 2.5
per cent for the latest
four-week
period
after
snow in February and
March. But it said it was
on track for annual earn-
By TRACEY BOLES and
DAVID WILLETTS
ings targets, with rail
revenues growing.
Stagecoach,
criticised
for its handling of the
East
Coast
Mainline,
added it had submitted a
bid for the South Eastern
franchise and was still in
talks with the Department of Transport over
new contract terms for
Virgin Trains East Coast.
Jet . . . GKN worker inspects engine
CLOSING PRICES
A selection of last night’s
FTSE closing prices:
BARCLAYS down 0.25 at
206.15
BP up 5.8 at 475.35
CENTRICA up 2.3 at
137.40
HSBC up 6.8 at 672.00
LLOYDS up 0.39 at 65.03
M&S up 0.4 at 266.70
MORRISONS up 1.7 at
205.80
RBS down 0.9 at 257.60
ROYAL MAIL up 4.8 at
532.00
SAINSBURY’S up 3.9 at
229.20
TESCO up 2.8 at 205.50
Full share prices in
Saturday’s paper.
Bonus payout . . . Eric Daniels
LLOYDS
IN £1.3M
PAY LOSS
THE
former
boss
of
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP
has won a legal row that
will give him £1.34million
in unpaid bonuses.
Eric Daniels, chief executive when Lloyds received
a £20billion bailout from
taxpayers in 2008, filed a
legal claim last year for
bonus payments that had
been withheld.
He claimed he was
refused the performancerelated payouts despite
hitting
pre-set
targets
relating to the successful
integration of HBOS.
Lloyds had challenged
the claim but a High
Court judge said their
“defences have no real
prospects of success”.
The bank said: “We
accept the court’s decision and now consider
this matter closed.”
RBS FIRST
FIRM BUY
TAXPAYER-owned
ROYAL
BANK OF SCOTLAND will
make its first acquisition
since the financial crisis.
It has bought a Scottish
accounting software minnow called FREEAGENT for
£53million — far from its
disastrous £49billion takeover of Dutch bank ABN
AMRO a decade ago.
Edinburgh-based
FreeAgent
provides
cloudbased accounting software
to small firms. It has 100
full-time employees and
sales of £8million.
TATE WAIT OVER
THE interim chairman of
the TATE is thought to
have found the perfect
candidate to fill the role
permanently — himself.
Lionel Barber, who is
also editor of the Financial Times, had reportedly
been
conducting
the
search to fill the role
overseeing
four
art
galleries
in
London,
Liverpool and Cornwall.
The news he’s favourite to
take up the position will
surprise journalism colleagues who understood
he couldn’t hold both jobs
owing to a potential conflict of interest.
A Tate spokesperson said:
“We’ve not announced the
next Chair and can’t
comment further.”
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RACING RESULTS
HEREFORD
2.15: 1 BROUGHTONS ADMIRAL S
T-Davies (9-4 fav); 2 Romanor (12-1); 3
Aardwolf (4-1). 10 ran. 9l; 23l. A Ralph.
T: £2.90; £1.20, £2.20, £1.70. Ex:
£23.50. Trifecta: £118.40. CF: £29.63.
2.45: 1 GEORDIE DES CHAMPS N P
Madden (6-4 fav); 2 Rolling Dylan (74); 3 Three Ways (3-1). 4 ran. 13/4l; 18l.
R Curtis. T: £2.20; Ex: £4.10. Trifecta:
£5.10. CF: £4.46. NR: Pauls Hill.
3.15: 1 WESTEND STORY R Johnson
(5-4 fav); 2 Master Tradesman (7-1); 3
Lygon Rock (9-4). 8 ran. 11l; 41/2l. P
Hobbs. T: £2; £1.10, £2, £1.10. Ex:
£11.70. Trifecta: £27.60. CF: £11.61.
3.45: 1 BENNYS GIRL Mr S Quinlan
(15-2); 2 Heavenly Promise (3-1 jtfav);
3 Mrs Burbidge (3-1 jtfav). 8 ran. 3/4l;
16l. D L Williams. T: £9.10; £2.10,
£1.50, £1.20. Ex: £32.70. Tricast:
£81.74. Trifecta: £160.90. CF: £31.37.
NR: Easter In Paris.
4.15: 1 ROYAL CLARET B Poste (141); 2 Sahara Haze (18-1); 3 Marvellous Monty (5-1cf). 10 ran (Act Now,
Braventara, Dahills Hill 5-1cf). hd; 3l. T
Symonds. T: £15.80. E: £226.30. Tc:
£1432.14. Tf: £2483.40. CF: £221.61.
4.45: 1 PINK TARA C Deutsch (10-1); 2
Jimmy Bell (3-1 fav); 3 Way Of The World
(10-3). 8 ran. 13/4l; 11/2l. V Williams. T: £8;
£2.10, £1.20, £1.40. Ex: £38.40. Tricast:
£115.65. Trifecta: £131.80. CF: £38.19.
NR: Centreofexcellence, Uncle Percy.
5.15: 1 SACKETT H Teal (13-8 fav); 2
Scales (11-1); 3 Just Spot (12-1). 9
ran. 31/4l; 20l. N King. T: £2.20; £1.10,
£2.80, £3.40. Ex: £15.80. Tricast:
£158.13. Trifecta: £152.90. CF: £19.79.
PLACEPOT: £66.50
QUADPOT: £16.20
SOUTHWELL
2.00: 1 MONKS STAND S De Sousa
(5-2f); 2 Gleaming Sun (20-1); 3 Siege
Of Boston (6-1). 9 ran. 1 1 / 4l; 2 1 / 4l. J
Mackie. T: £2.70; £1.10. E: £53.40. Tf:
£273.32. Tc: £593.70. CF: £54.19.
2.30: 1 BIG BRAVE BOB S W Kelly (41); 2 Walk On Walter (4-1); 3 Kion
(evens fav). 6 ran. shd; 7l. R Hughes. T:
£4.40; £3.20, £2.20. Ex: £20. Trifecta:
£47.50. CF: £18.99.
3.00: 1 ARCHIMEDES D Allan (11-4f);
2 Dapper Man (5-1); 3 Sea Ess Seas
(9-2). 8 ran. nk; 1l. D C Griffiths. T:
£3.60; £1.40, £1.50, £2.10. Ex: £16.70.
Tc: £59.12. Tf: £70.20. CF: £16.33.
3.30: 1 STAR ASCENDING R Ryan
(13-2); 2 Serenity Now (20-1); 3 Laqab
(16-1). 6 ran (Acker Bilk 9-4 fav). 11/4l;
11/4l. J Candlish. T: £7.30; £2.90, £6.
Ex: £58.70. Tf: £324.20. CF: £99.75.
4.00: 1 HAMMER GUN P Mathers
(10-3); 2 Holiday Magic (3-1 fav); 3
Florencio (9-1). 8 ran. 1 1 / 4l; 1 3 / 4l. D
Shaw. T: £4.10; £1.20, £2.40, £2. Ex:
£14.30. Tricast: £79.09. Trifecta: £78.
CF: £13.38. NR: Mister Music.
4.30: 1 RED TOUCH S De Sousa (7-2
jtf); 2 Spun Gold (7-2 jtf); 3 Fieldsman
(9-2). 10 ran. 3 / 4l; 6l. M Appleby. T:
£4.40; £2.40, £1.90, £2.90. Ex: £20.50.
Tc: £56.69. Tf: £68.30. CF: £14.89.
5.00: 1 ROMANTIC M Harley (7-1); 2
Quick Monet (25-1); 3 Lily Ash (14-1). 10
ran (Powerful Society 7-2 fav). 21/4l; hd. N
C Kelly (IRE) . T: £9.90; £2.70, £7.30,
£3.40. Ex: £164.60. Tricast: £2363.07.
Trifecta: £1603.90. CF: £161.91.
5.30: 1 PORT SOIF N Evans (5-1); 2
Cockney Boy (11-4 fav); 3 Ravenhoe
(7-1). 10 ran. 11/2l; 21/2l. K Slack. T: £6;
£2.20, £1.60, £2.10. Ex: £26.50. Tricast:
£99.23. Trifecta: £92.20. CF: £19.11.
JACKPOT: £25,176.10
PLACEPOT: £193.80
QUADPOT: £38
5.40: 1 BAL DE RIO B Robinson (6-1);
2 Western Way (8-1); 3 Saved By The
Bell (10-1). 7 ran (Volpone Jelois 3-1f).
nk; 6l. B Ellison. T: £5.70; £3.10, £3.70.
E: £56.50. Tf: £391.50. CF: £49.33.
6.10: 1 RAINBOW REBEL J Fanning
(7-2); 2 Mister Belvedere (8-1); 3 Sam
Missile (11-4 fav). 9 ran. 3 / 4l; hd. M
Johnston. T: £4.90; £1.50, £2.60,
£1.60. Ex: £22.30. Tricast: £84.43.
Trifecta: £132.60. CF: £29.57.
6.40: 1 WEATHER FRONT S Woods
(3-1); 2 Raven Banner (5-1); 3 Kiwi
Bay (12-1). 11 ran (Ghostly Arc 11-4
fav). 1/2l; 1l. K McLintock. T: £4; £2.20,
£1.80, £2.70. Ex: £18.70. Tricast:
£156.03. Trifecta: £162. CF: £17.39.
7.10: 1 DOSE J Fanning (4-1); 2
Amuletum (11-8 fav); 3 Maulesden
May (5-1). 5 ran. 23/4l; 21/4l. R Fahey. T:
£3.70; £2, £1.30. Ex: £10.10. Trifecta:
£21.50. CF: £10.02.
7.40: 1 DAWAALEEB J Fanning (5-2);
2 Samharry (8-15 fav); 3 Archive (161). 10 ran. nk; 7l. J L Eyre. T: £3.10;
£1.10, £1.02, £4.50. Ex: £5.60. Trifecta:
£23.90. CF: £4.36.
8.10: 1 BRIAN RYAN B McHugh (81); 2 Primo’s Comet (66-1); 3 Bustam
(4-1). 7 (Lucky Lucky Man 13-8f). ns;
13/4l. R Carr. T: £9.10; £3.80, £28.20. E:
£275. Tf: £2286.50. CF: £326.27.
PLACEPOT: £312.70
QUADPOT: £39.40
BAGS F £37.94 TC £92.07). 11.42 Ghetto
Monkey 5-1 (4-5-3 £27.57 TC £57.18). 11.57
Frainey Lady 9-4f (4-5-6 £13.39 TC £41.32).
12.12 Springwell Scene 9-4f (2-4-5 £16.49
TC £50.33). 12.27 Slatta Blue 5-2 (3-2-6
£12.88 TC £45.95). 12.42 Endova Sophia 5-1
(1-2-3 £33.35 TC £92.33). 12.58 Ulster Ypres
5-2f (4-5-3 £16.77 TC £48.54). 1.12 Night
Time Queen 9-4 (1-6-2 £8.56 TC £24.98).
1.27 On Display 5-1 (3-4-6 £24.89 TC
£61.68). 1.44 Old Fort Dollar 11-4 (4-6-1
£17.60 TC £60.45). 1.58 Lynhouse Star 7-2
(3-5-4 £17.32 TC £40.13). Placer (1-6)
£200.00, (7-12) £394.00.
nSUNDERLAND: 2.08 Sportmans Jock 4-1
(3-1-4 BAGS F £25.69 TC £69.55). 2.27 Sooty
Baby 6-4f (4-2-1 £5.99 TC £15.25). 2.47
Kilbarry Favour 3-1 (1-2-3 £11.44 TC £31.49).
3.07 Noirs Barrow 4-1 and Knockroe Oak 8-1
DH 1st (1-2-6 £16.90 TC £43.79, 1-2-6 £16.90
TC £43.79). 3.28 Darbystown Sand 5-1 (DH
3rd 2-5-1 £22.59 TC £41.17, 2-5-3 TC £33.44).
3.48 Grimes Lady 4-5f (3-2-4 £4.42 TC
£13.72). 4.08 Peachstreet Babe 12-1 (2-4-5
£57.47 TC £213.76). 4.27 Nameless Bri 3-1jt
(2-3-1 £16.55 TC £41.72). 4.47 Quivers Joy 64f (2-1-6 £5.89 TC £15.50). 5.07 Prime The
Rank 6-4f (4-5-6 £15.87 TC £42.44). 5.22
Lemming Jet 6-1 (1-5-6 £64.88 TC £234.03).
5.38 Swift Adele 5-2 (1-2-6 £9.51 TC £19.00).
5.56 Mucho Macho Hawk 2-1f (3-1-2 £8.18 TC
£20.01). 6.11 Fast Blond 7-2 (2-3-1 £18.19 TC
£33.25). Placer (1-6) £113.00, (9-14) £133.00.
nHOVE: 2.12 Punk Rock Hero 9-4 (3-5-2
BAGS F £15.07 TC £70.46). 2.32 Warnham
Glitz 5-1 (3-4-6 £25.93 TC £91.98). 2.52
Slippery Crystal 3-1f (1-4-5 £16.59 TC
£50.53). 3.11 Ardera Captain 5-2jt (3-4-6
£9.43 TC £24.94). 3.29 Hamsteronapiano 72 (6-1-2 £19.44 TC £54.54). 3.49 Killeacle
Pink 9-4f (6-3-5 £10.00 TC £27.70). 4.09
Beech Hill Bella 6-4f (1-3-4 £13.46 TC
£40.63). 4.29 Riverside Prince 5-2jt (4-6-5
£12.89 TC £50.90). 4.48 Get On Smudge 8-1
(5-3-1 £38.81 TC £114.26). 5.08 A Better
Place 2-1f (6-2-1 £10.65 TC £33.79). 5.28
Drumcove Oscar 9-4f (6-4-5 £12.19 TC
£47.18). 5.44 Gemini Duchess 9-4 (6-3-5
£14.37 TC £67.02). 6.02 Power Mary 5-2f (26-3 £22.55 TC £91.78). 6.19 Drawn To
Trouble 5-1 (1-4-2 £40.86 TC £117.43).
nSHEFFIELD: 6.22 Geelo Big Heart 6-4f (1-25 BAGS F £11.93 TC £40.51). 6.38 Geelo
Junior 2-1f (5-3-1 £13.10 TC £41.14). 6.56
Swirling Stream 4-1 (4-3-5 £18.74 TC
£41.74). 7.11 Colston Magic 10-1 (6-2-1
£42.52 TC £142.62). 7.26 Ballymac Healy 2-1
(5-1-3 £4.21 TC £14.69). 7.42 Affleck Lady 52 (4-3-5 £7.56 TC £19.35). 7.58 Swift Aspen
4-5f (1-6-2 £8.22 TC £14.52). 8.13 Coney
Mckenna 7-2 (6-1-2 £16.79). 8.28 Candlelight
Fire 4-6f (6-3-4 £6.83 TC £24.20).
nPOOLE: 6.28 Monroe Aveen 7-4f (5-6-3
BAGS F £17.37 TC £38.01). 6.48 Athlacca
Abbie 5-2 (2-6-4 £13.15 TC £29.59). 7.06
Minglers Button 5-2 (3-2-4 £16.55 TC
£56.12). 7.22 Holdem Og 6-4f (2-5-3 £6.82 TC
£17.10). 7.37 Cest La Vie 9-4 (6-5-1 £10.96
TC £33.96). 7.52 Pambos 11-4 (6-2-3 £8.90
TC £29.04). 8.07 Ashwood Trish 2-1f (5-1-2
£16.49 TC £48.79). 8.22 Springwell Jenny 41 (2-1-3 £14.07 TC £23.80). 8.37 Harmonic
Krystal 7-2 (1-6-2 £17.25 TC £30.34).
NEWCASTLE
GREYHOUND TIPS AND SP CHECK
AUGUSTA
DREAMING . . .
Poulter and
Westwood
IAN
POULTER
and
Lee From DAVID FACEY in Houston
Westwood face a Wild West
has not played tournament
shootout for the final spot in He
golf for six weeks — and will take
next week’s Masters.
another six weeks off if he does
The English stars are among not make it to The Masters.
those playing at the Houston
He said: “It’s just fallen that
Open, which starts tomorrow.
way. I didn’t qualify for the World
And the Texan battle promises Golf Championships in Mexico or
to be the highlight of an event Austin and after this I don’t fancy
where only the winner can book going to China or India for just
his passage to Augusta.
one week.
Poulter, 42, will be particularly
“I’m in the fortunate position
motivated after missing out on a where I can pick and choose but
place in the world’s top 50 — and that doesn’t mean I’m not hungry,
an automatic Augusta spot — by a or as eager to compete as ever.
fraction when he was beaten in
“Maybe this break will work in
the quarter-finals of the Dell
my favour.
World
Match
Play
by
“I like this course and
Kevin Kisner last weekI’ve shot plenty of low
end.
rounds here in the
The close shave was
past.
‘I wouldn’t
particularly
galling
“I
wouldn’t
be here if I
for the Ryder Cup
be here if I
hero after he was
didn’t think I
didn’t
think
I
told a last-eight
could play well.
could do well’
place WOULD secure
“I’m fresh and
his spot.
I’m not putting
–
Westwood
He said: “I guess I
any real pressure
should never listen to
on myself but if
other people.
I’m in with a chance on
“You finish a round of golf
Sunday you can bet the
and the press and everybody
competitive juices will be
are telling you that you’re in
flowing.
The Masters.
“Of course I’d love to be playing
“Then you get a text ten The Masters.”
minutes before you tee off to
Among the other players hoping
correct everybody.”
to book their ticket at Houston
Poulter made a last-minute are Ireland’s former Open champ
decision to enter Houston after his Shane
Lowry
and
Padraig
close shave.
Harrington and American big
And he even cheekily took to names Steve Stricker, Charles
Twitter when US Open champion Howell and JB Holmes.
Brooks Koepka withdrew from
Westwood, now world ranked
Augusta, leaving the field at just 90, added: “I’m 45 in a few days’
86, the lowest since 1997.
time and I’ve played solidly for 25
He wrote: “Im happy to make years at top level.
the field up . . . ”
“This year the plan is to play
Westwood is more like the old about 21 events — but if I can
gunslinger eager to see if he can push that up to 22, you won’t hear
still hit the target when it matters. me complaining!”
nSWINDON: 11.03 Kingsmeadow Jet (5-1-4)
11.19 Doonanes Nibble (1-3-6) 11.34 Ballymac
Defo (nb) (4-6-3) 11.48 Suirview Pink (5-2-6)
12.04 Apache Kid (5-3-1) 12.18 Droopys
Arizona (3-1-5) 12.32 Stun Gun (3-4-2) 12.47
Mohican Lyn (5-4-2) 1.04 My Swallow (2-5-6)
1.19 Our Ambers Pet (4-2-6) 1.33 Raceway Jet
(nap) (6-1-5) 1.51 Elwood Blues (3-5-6)
nNEWCASTLE: 11.11 Swift Zodiac (4-1-6)
11.28 Canny Marlene (3-1-6) 11.42 Tiermana
Stout (nb) (5-2-1) 11.57 Shellam Shiva (1-4-2)
12.12 Ashbank Celt (1-5-3) 12.27 Canny
Magpie (2-5-6) 12.42 Alnwick Tia (5-6-4)
12.58 Blackjack Dec (1-5-2) 1.12 Saint Reidy
(3-2-5) 1.27 Bandicoot Libby (1-3-6) 1.44
Target Cashmere (5-3-2) 1.58 Romeo Vardy
(nap) (1-2-5)
nBELLE VUE: 2.08 Sugar Ray Kate (4-6-1)
2.27 Our Beauty (2-3-6) 2.47 Charity Ikea (21-3) 3.07 Jayms Treacle (4-5-3) 3.28 Battle
Captain (nap) (6-3-2) 3.48 Ellaha Shark (1-25) 4.08 Oneill Laika (nb) (4-5-3) 4.27
Longvale Star (3-4-1) 4.47 Clounanna Tiger
(2-6-4) 5.07 Sillan Pearl (6-3-2) 5.22 Jittery
Jim (1-6-3) 5.38 Cabra Hero (3-5-6) 5.56
Ethel (3-5-2) 6.11 Highview Denny (2-4-1)
nHOVE: 2.12 Droopys Tim (nb) (4-5-6) 2.32
Lenas Paddy (4-2-5) 2.52 Myles Baby (1-6-4)
3.11 Bonesys Aoife (6-1-3) 3.29 Ballantine
Blaze (2-3-1) 3.49 Mallogs Suarez (1-2-4)
4.09
Ballyhi
Dean
(1-2-5)
4.29
Comeonyouspurs (1-6-5) 4.48 Kish Chieftain
(1-5-6) 5.08 Madabout Messi (nap) (1-5-2)
5.28 Borna Longstep (2-5-1) 5.44 Flaming
Mission (1-3-5) 6.02 Balibo Ruby (3-5-6) 6.19
Itmustbecharlie (3-4-6)
nSUNDERLAND: 6.22 Haggswood Kev (nap)
(6-1-4) 6.38 Pity Me Magpie (nb) (6-5-3) 6.56
Pennys Chewie (5-4-3) 7.11 Chetwynd Polly
(4-2-1) 7.26 Jackies Warrior (4-2-1) 7.42
Ballyknock Fizz (5-1-6) 7.58 Mouna Gneiss
(2-1-4) 8.13 Coonough Ava (2-4-6) 8.28
Panthers Bluey (5-1-3) 8.43 Stallone Aoibhe
(4-5-3) 8.58 Scruffs Sue (4-3-6) 9.14 Is She
Diesel (4-6-3)
nPETERBOROUGH: 6.48 Facelikethu-nder
(2-6-1) 7.06 Exit Nine (2-1-4) 7.22 Last Man
Stands (3-6-5) 7.37 Will She Corner (nap) (51-6) 7.52 Some Joke (4-3-6) 8.07 Frisby
Forandrew (nb) (3-1-6) 8.22 Lovely Bob (6-24) 8.37 Boreen Rose (5-1-2) 8.51 Loughview
Holly (6-4-2) 9.07 Admiral Lady (6-4-1) 9.22
Kilara Tiger (5-6-1) 9.37 Liosgarbh Ger (4-5-6)
RESULTS
nNOTTINGHAM: 11.03 Frosties Lad Evensf
(6-4-2 BAGS F £6.65 TC £18.49). 11.19
Outclough Jet 7-1 (6-5-1 £23.54 TC £75.21).
11.34 Creevy Wonder 3-1 (3-6-1 £23.37 TC
£85.03). 11.48 Milltown Jasper 9-4f (4-1-3
£16.37 TC £51.63). 12.04 Persevere 2-1f (31-4 £13.46 TC £38.09). 12.18 Graigues State
7-4f (3-5-2 £11.21 TC £37.76). 12.32
Townside Viking 6-4f (4-5-1 £7.57 TC
£20.33). 12.47 Townside Meteor 4-1 (5-1-3
£27.85 TC £65.32). 1.04 Townside Sonny 52 (4-5-6 £22.18 TC £81.17). 1.19 Salacres
Biaritz 3-1 (4-3-5 £9.58 TC £27.39). 1.33
Riogas Girl 7-4f (3-2-5 £6.50 TC £16.23).
1.51 Hollygate Sal 7-2 (3-2-6 £17.66 TC
£59.84). Placer (1-6) £97.60, (7-12) £57.90.
nKINSLEY: 11.11 Image of Tara 7-2 (DH 2nd
4-2-3 £9.59 TC £30.12, 4-3-2 £11.71 TC
£31.89). 11.28 Pennys Cercei 6-1 (5-4-6
52 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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WINCANTON
2.00
SMARKETS NOVICES’ HURDLE (Class 4); value to the
winner £4,224; 2m 5f.
(7 runners)
1
1-4114 CAPTAIN CATTISTOCK 39 (T;CD) P Nicholls 5-11-12..... Mr L Williams (7) 96
2
2/31 CAROLE’S VIGILANTE 71 N Mulholland 7-11-6 ................... A P Heskin 90
3
2-11 DARCY WARD 78 J Barber 5-11-6 ....................................... N Scholfield 70
4
10-212P RUN TO MILAN 18 V Dartnall 6-11-6 .................................. C Gethings l99
5
764-34 BELLAMY’S GREY 55 C J Gray 6-11-0..................................... M G Nolan —
6
08-P0 BEYOND SUPREMACY 101 J Barber 6-11-0 .................... S Houlihan (5) —
7
44 INSPIREUS 33 J W Mullins 5-11-0............................................. J McGrath —
BETTING: 13-8 Darcy Ward, 7-4 Run To Milan, 5-2 Captain Cattistock, 11-2 Carole’s
Vigilante, 50 Inspireus, 66 Bellamy’s Grey, 150 Beyond Supremacy
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3
2017: San Satiro 6-11-0 H Cobden 9-1 (P Nicholls), 4 ran.
2.30
SMARKETS HANDICAP HURDLE (4); value to the
winner £4,224; 2m 5f.
(8 runners)
1
15-15P8 MIDNIGHT REQUEST 33 N Hawke 9-11-12 .................... T Buckley (10) 98
2
-095132 INNISFREE LAD 48 D Dennis 6-11-10...................................... B Hughes 94
3
4422531 QUIZ MASTER 31 (T) C Tizzard 6-11-10 ................................. H Cobden 97
4
7-31295 BURST YA BUBBLE 31 J W Mullins 6-11-10 ................. D Sansom (5) l99
5
4123732 LEX TALIONIS 19 (P,T) C Mann 5-11-8 .......................... A Cheleda (10) 94
6
0726P-0 VIVANT 38 (T) H Fry 5-11-5..................................................... K Edgar (3) 85
7
3311347 STONEMADFORSPEED 23 (CD) R Teal 10-11-5.................... H Teal (7) 95
8 41224PU DAYTIME AHEAD 16 (C) R Hodges 7-10-11 ....................... N Scholfield 94
BETTING: 9-4 Quiz Master, 11-4 Lex Talionis, 4 Innisfree Lad, 15-2 Burst Ya Bubble,
10 Daytime Ahead, Stonemadforspeed, 14 Midnight Request, 16 Vivant
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 2 1 3 3
2017: Demographic 8-10-12 D Jacob 10-1 (E Lavelle), 8 ran.
FORM
when left in lead 2 out, headed and
MIDNIGHT REQUEST (11-5) 18-1
no extra last strides, btn nk by Tzar
weakened 2 out, 8th of 10 (well btn)
De L’elfe (10-9) (9 ran) (Sandown
to Robert’s Star (11-1) (Exeter 2m 7f
21/2m nov hcap hdle (4) £4,549 soft).
hcap hdle (4) £4,549 soft).
INNISFREE LAD (11-12) 8-1 chal- VIVANT (11-7) 25-1 weakened 2 out,
10th of 11 (btn 35l) to Iconic Sky
lenged 2 out, every chance flat, just
(10-13) (Market Rasen 2m 3f hcap
held, btn sh hd by Amberjam (11-0)
hdle (4) £6,498 soft).
(10 ran) (Huntingdon 3m 1f hcap
STONEMADFORSPEED (10-11) 100-1
hdle (4) £4,224 soft).
weakened final 3f, last of 7 (btn 24l)
QUIZ MASTER (11-1) 4-1 led 3 out,
to General Ginger (11-4) (Kempton
came clear run-in, eased towards
21/4m NHF (4) £3,249 AW).
finish, bt Ding Ding (11-4) 4 1 / 2 l
BURST YA BUBBLE (11-2) 14-1 DAYTIME AHEAD unseated rider latest, earlier (10-8) 4-1 outpaced 2
stayed on under pressure, 5th (btn
1
3
out, 4th of 6 (btn 18l) to Naranja (116 /2l) (14 ran) (Fontwell 2 /4m hcap
0) (Chepstow 2m 3f hcap hdle (3)
hdle (4) £4,094 good to soft).
£6,238 heavy).
LEX TALIONIS (11-2) 10-1 challenging
3.05
SMARKETS MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE (3); value to
the winner £7,473; 1m 7f.
(8 runners)
1
-12117P FOXY ACT 177 C Down 7-11-12 .................................... Miss P Fuller (5) 98
2
242-419 LITTERALE CI 60 H Fry 5-11-12 ......................... Miss A B O’Connor (7) 95
3
2-53F19 ROUERGATE 13 V Williams 5-11-10 ...................................... A Coleman 88
4
23-126B APACHE SONG 55 J Eustace 5-11-10 ...................................... T Whelan 97
5
0571F SHE’S GINA 11 J W Mullins 5-11-2.......................................... J McGrath 85
6
0-52462 HOPE’S WISHES 19 (PH;CD) F Brennan 8-10-11 ................ D Crosse l99
7
22 SHEE’S LUCKY 77 N Mulholland 4-10-5............................. T Scudamore —
8
0389467 BREAN GOLF BIRDIE 78 (H) C J Gray 6-10-0 ................. S Houlihan (5) 93
BETTING: 3 Litterale Ci, 7-2 Rouergate, Shee’s Lucky, 4 She’s Gina, 7 Apache
Song, Hope’s Wishes, 12 Foxy Act, 50 Brean Golf Birdie
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2
2017: Listen To The Man 7-11-12 H Skelton 6-1 (D Skelton), 5 ran.
FOXY ACT pulled up latest, earlier (117) 6-1 led, ridden and headed 2 out,
weakened, last of 7 (btn 36l) to
Destiny’s Gold (11-3) (Worcester
21/2m hcap hdle (3) £6,330 good).
LITTERALE CI (10-9) 5-1 9th of 11 (btn
43l) to Remiluc (11-5) (Cheltenham
2m 1f hcap hdle (2) £17,204 heavy).
ROUERGATE (11-2) 100-1 losing place
when hampered 2 out, 9th of 14 (well
btn) to Laurina (11-7) (Cheltenham 2m
1f nov hdle Grd 2 (1) £51,255 soft).
APACHE SONG brought down latest,
earlier (10-0) 22-1 weakened before
2 out, 6th of 10 (btn 18l) to Kayf
Grace (11-4) (Kempton 2m hcap
hdle (3) £12,512 soft).
3.40
FORM
SHE’S GINA fell latest, earlier (10-12)
9-2 stayed on to lead final 150 yards,
soon clear, bt Lostnfound (11-5) 31/4l
(6 ran) (Lingfield 2m nov hdle (4)
£4,159 heavy).
HOPE’S WISHES (10-9) 13-2 one pace
2 out, no extra flat, btn 16l by Bollin
Ace (11-2) (6 ran) (Leicester 2m beg
ch (3) £7,733 heavy).
SHEE’S LUCKY (10-10) 9-4 led 3 out,
not fluent and headed last, btn 31/4l
by Shambra (10-10) (8 ran) (Ludlow
2m hdle (4) £4,938 soft).
BREAN GOLF BIRDIE (10-4) 25-1
never on terms, 7th of 17 (btn 22l) to
Kohuma (11-4) (Taunton 2m hcap
hdle (5) £4,158 soft).
SMARKETS HANDICAP CHASE (3); value to the
winner £8,862; 2m 4f.
(7 runners)
1
1194-5P CASPER KING 136 P Hobbs 7-11-12 ....................................... M G Nolan —
2
20-28P1 SOME ARE LUCKY 56 (P) T R George 7-11-11 ........... Mr N George (7) 89
3
5P-555P LITTLE JON 38 (P;D) N Twiston-Davies 10-11-10 ...... S Twiston-Davies 98
4
3-8P553 SOMCHINE 18 (CD) J W Mullins 10-11-9 .............................. A Thornton 89
5
2231316 BRAMBLE BROOK 18 (PH,T;D) C Tizzard 8-11-8 ................. H Cobden 97
6
42148-4 CITY SUPREME 100 (T;D) A Honeyball 8-11-6 .......................... N Fehily 85
7
344/333 VIVACCIO 34 V Williams 9-11-2 ........................................... A Coleman l99
BETTING: 2 Some Are Lucky, 9-2 City Supreme, 5 Bramble Brook, 11-2 Somchine,
7 Little Jon, 9 Casper King, 8 Vivaccio
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2-3 4 1 2 1-FE
2017: Dance Floor King 10-11-8 D Jacob 5-2 JtFav (N Mitchell), 5 ran.
FORM
and one pace 2 out, 3rd of 8 (btn
CASPER KING p/u latest, earlier (1124l) to Kauto Riko (11-5) (Hereford
5) 6-1 no extra, 5th of 7 (btn 41/4l) to
2m hcap ch (3) £16,505 soft).
Dashing Oscar (11-8) (Fontwell 2m
BRAMBLE BROOK (11-11) 9-2 weak3f hcap hdle (2) £9,495 good).
ened 4 out, 6th of 8 (btn 46l) to Lord
SOME ARE LUCKY (11-6) 7-2 led 4
Bryan (11-4) (Hereford 2m 5f nov
out, clear and hanging right when
hcap ch (4) £6,758 soft).
guessed at last, ridden out, bt Enola
Gay (10-8) 21l (3 ran) (Leicester 2m CITY SUPREME (11-12) 5-1 mistake
last, weakened run-in, 4th of 7 (btn
7f nov hcap ch (3) £8,058 soft).
29l) to Frank N Fair (9-9) (Plumpton
LITTLE JON pulled up latest, earlier
31/4m hcap ch (4) £4,224 soft).
(11-8) 10-1 one pace, 5th of 11 (btn
4l) to Chef D’Equipe (11-5) (Sand- VIVACCIO (12-0) 16-1 3rd of 8 (btn
19l) to Kincora Fort (11-10) (Huntingown 21/2m hcap ch (3) £9,384 heavy).
don 21/2m hcap ch (4) £7,473 soft).
SOMCHINE (10-10) 9-2 driven in 3rd
OH WHAT
A KNIGHT
GOING: SOFT (HEAVY IN PLACES)
TEMPLEGATE
TOM PEPPER
2.00.......................Darcy Ward 2.00 ....................Run To Milan
2.30 ......................Lex Talionis 2.30 ......................Lex Talionis
3.05.........................Rouergate 3.05 ....................Apache Song
3.40..........................Somchine 3.40 ..SOME ARE LUCKY (nap)
4.15 .........INVICTA LAKE (nap) 4.15......................Invicta Lake
4.45 ......................Carraig Mor 4.45 ......................Carraig Mor
5.15 ......................Cloudy Glen 5.15 ......................Cloudy Glen
TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Invicta Lake (Wincanton) and Militarian
(double, Warwick) with Sotomayor (Wolverhampton).
TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: Some Are Lucky (Wincanton) and Red
Infantry (Warwick). SUNRATINGS’ NAP: VIVACCIO (3.40 Wincanton).
SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: CUCKLINGTON (4.15 Wincanton).
OWNERS of Corinthia
Knight are Quietly
confident he could
be a top-class horse
this season.
nTIC-TAC: Right-handed track of 1m 4f, 9 fairly stiff fences, 200yd run-in.
nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): P Nicholls 88-264, C Tizzard 35-248, P Hobbs 26169, H Fry 20-90. THIS SEASON: C Tizzard 12, P Nicholls 9, H Fry 3.
nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): S Twiston-Davies 34-146, H Cobden 31-96, N Scholfield
24-165, A Coleman 17-98. THIS SEASON: H Cobden 10, N Scholfield 4, A Coleman 3.
nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Apache Song (3.05) trained at Newmarket. Round trip of 348
miles. nTRICAST: 2.30, 3.05, 4.15 nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND SURGERY: Innisfree
Lad (2.30), Casper King (3.40), Dublin Indemnity (5.15). nLIVE ON RUK
4.15
The Ontoawinner syndicate enjoyed Group 1
success with Quiet
Reflection and reckon
Corinthia Knight could
take them to similar
heights.
The horse runs in the
Three-Year-Old Conditions Stakes at the AllWeather Championship
meeting at Lingfield on
Friday.
He has already won at
Kempton and Newcastle
this year, before landing
a Listed race in France
two weeks ago for trainer Archie Watson.
Steve Bedworth of the
syndicate said: “We’re
SMARKETS HANDICAP CHASE (4); value to the
winner £5,198; 3m 1f.
(10 runners)
1
245/557 ACHILLE 44 (PH) V Williams 8-12-0........................................ C Deutsch 90
2
/4-5654 BLACKMILL 18 (T) D Dennis 7-11-13....................................... B Hughes 85
3
113/532 THE CIDER MAKER 18 (T) C Tizzard 8-11-13 ..................... J Bowen (3) 90
4
P5-7124 SONOFTHEKING 31 (P,T;CD) N Martin 10-11-12............. Mr D Edwards (5) 98
5
35-22F7 PINK GIN 6 (T) N Twiston-Davies 10-11-12 ................................. M Grant 94
6
7453FU2 INVICTA LAKE 11 (P) Suzy Smith 11-11-11................ J Sherwood (3) l99
7
2113551 CUCKLINGTON 20 (B,T;CD) C Tizzard 7-11-10 ..................... H Cobden 91
8
-531135 GORING ONE 39 (P;CD) A Newton-Smith 13-10-9............... A Thornton 97
9
-5PP12P GENERAL GIRLING 16 (B;CD) R Hodges 11-10-8 ........... Jamie Moore 94
10 50-54U5 TWO HOOTS 38 J Scott 7-10-7............................................. N Scholfield 93
BETTING: 3 Cucklington, 7-2 The Cider Maker, 11-2 Invicta Lake, 7 Blackmill, 8
Pink Gin, Sonoftheking, 14 General Girling, Goring One, 16 Achille, 20 Two Hoots
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: FE 1 1 PU 4
2017: Better Days 6-11-12 S Twiston-Davies 5-1 (N Twiston-Davies), 7 ran.
3m hcap ch (4) £4,614 soft).
INVICTA LAKE (11-6) 7-1 no extra runin, btn 2l by Abracadabra Sivola (1112) (9 ran) (Kempton 3m hcap ch
(4) £7,408 soft).
CUCKLINGTON (11-10) 3-1 jt fav stayed
on, led close home, bt Clondaw
Rigger (11-1) 3/4l (7 ran) (Wincanton
3m 1f nov hcap ch (4) £5,003 soft).
GENERAL GIRLING (10-5) 7-2 led 3rd,
headed 2 out, stayed on, btn 13/4l by
Gamain (11-2) GORING ONE (1011) 5-1 struggling 4 out, well beaten
next, 5th (btn 34l) (7 ran) (Wincanton
3m 1f hcap ch (4) £4,938 heavy).
TWO HOOTS (10-7) 4-1 weakened
last, last of 5 (btn 15l) to Cawdor
House Bert (10-6) (Ffos Las 2m 3f
nov hcap ch (4) £5,458 heavy).
1 (11)3816 INDIAN AFFAIR 23 (B,T;CD) J Bradley 8-9-8 K Raybould (7)
2 (1) 217- ISLAND CLOUD 182 (BF,D) H Main 4-9-8 D Egan (3)
3 (6) 4625 MAJOR CRISPIES 8 (B;D) D O’Meara 7-9-7 S James
4 (8) -677 IMPART 13 (VH;D) D O’Meara 4-9-7....... D Tudhope
5 (9) 4-66 COBALTY ISLE 14 K Dalgleish 4-9-6......... C Beasley
6 (12)3514 STRATEGIC HEIGHTS 5 (D) J Osborne 9-9-5. D Costello
7 (4) 123- A SURE WELCOME 100 (P;CD) J Spearing 4-9-5 T Marquand
8 (2) 2232 AWESOME ALLAN 4 (V;D) P Evans 4-9-4 S De Sousa
9 (10)2372 BERLIOS 15 R Bastiman 5-9-1 ...................... P Makin
10 (3) 5717 IT MUST BE FAITH 5 (P;CD) M Appleby 8-9-0 N Currie (5)
11 (7) 86-3 TIGERWOLF 64 D Loughnane 5-8-12 .. E J Walsh (3)
12 (5) -283 THORNTOUN LADY 12 (P;CD) J Goldie 8-8-9 J Gordon
SMARKETS OPEN HUNTERS’ CHASE (JOHN DUFOSEE
TROPHY) (6); winner £1,872; 3m 1f.
(6 runners)
11-4 Awesome Allan, 5 A Sure Welcome, 6 Berlios, 7
Thorntoun Lady, 8 Impart, Strategic Heights, 10 Tigerwolf
ACHILLE (11-7) 20-1 ridden and weakened 10th, 7th of 8 (well btn) to The
Golden Hour (9-9) (Plumpton 3m 1f
hcap hdle (4) £4,354 heavy).
BLACKMILL (11-3) 12-1 weakened
before last, 4th of 8 (btn 16l) to Lord
Bryan (11-4) (Hereford 2m 5f nov
hcap ch (4) £6,758 soft).
THE CIDER MAKER (11-1) 6-1 led 3rd,
hit last, headed post, btn sh hd by
Flashjack (12-0) (10 ran) (Hereford
3m 1f hcap hdle (4) £4,809 soft).
SONOFTHEKING (11-12) 11-2 weakened, 4th of 8 (btn 14l) to The Last
But One (11-11) (Fontwell 2 3 / 4 m
hcap ch (4) £6,108 good to soft).
PINK GIN (11-8) 8-1 one pace 3 out,
weakened next, 7th of 11 (btn 24l) to
Looks Like Power (11-6) (Chepstow
4.45
FORM
1
09-2110 UNIONISTE 12 (CD) P Nicholls 10-12-6 ................... Mr D Maxwell (3) l99
2
P12/F-1 CARRAIG MOR 17 C R Barber 10-11-12 .................... Mr M McIntyre (3) —
3
5-11790 CINEVATOR 244 E Pickard 11-11-12.......................... Miss E Pickard (7) —
4
65F-P45 MINMORE GREY 31 N Lampard 9-11-12.......................... Miss A Bell (7) —
5
33-P252 TRUEFLYINGCOLOURS 31 (BH) S Penny 12-11-12 ... Miss K Lyons (5) —
6
65P-P37 DISTRACTED 67 (P,T;C) A Roberts 10-11-5 ............. Mr D Andrews (7) 87
BETTING: 10-11 Unioniste, 5-4 Carraig Mor, 25 Cinevator, 33 Trueflyingcolours,
40 Distracted, 150 Minmore Grey
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 4 UR 2 3
2017: Double Bank 14-11-11 Mr M Woodward 16-1 (E Oliver), 6 ran.
FORM
UNIONISTE (12-0) 12-1 behind 4 out, UNIONISTE (12-3) 4-11 fav led 14th,
10th of 24 (btn 22l) to Pacha Du
easily bt Real Milan (11-5) 22l MINPolder (12-0) (Cheltenham 3 1 / 4m
MORE GREY (11-5) 125-1 5th (well
hunt ch (2) £26,982 soft).
btn) (6 ran) (Fontwell 31/4m hunt ch
(6) £1,872 good to soft).
CARRAIG MOR (12-0) 9-4 bt Minim
Mouse (11-7) 10l (5 ran) (3m point- TRUEFLYINGCOLOURS (12-0) 20-1
btn 12l by Boygojumping (12-0) (7
to-point soft).
ran) (3m point-to-point firm).
CINEVATOR (11-5) 50-1 weakened 3
out, 10th of 14 (btn 33l) to DISTRACTED (11-7) 20-1 7th of 13
(well btn) to William Money (12-0)
Balkinstown (11-0) (Worcester 2m 7f
(3m point-to-point good to soft).
amat hcap hdle (5) £2,246 good).
5.15
By TOM PEPPER
ever so confident.
We’re hoping we
might have another
Commonwealth
Cup winner on our
hands.
“Those are the
dreams
at
the
moment.
“He’s thriving on his
racing and seems to be
improving all the time.
“Archie is over the
moon with him.
“He is so genuine and
one of those who just
loves to race. He looks
the one to beat on Friday
— he is the highest-rated
horse and must have a
big chance.
“He has the acceleration to get out of trouble,
but you wouldn’t want to
be drawn too wide.”
SMARKETS ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ MAIDEN HURDLE (4);
value to the winner £4,354; 1m 7f.
(8 runners)
1
23277PP BLACK ANTHEM 57 B Barr 6-11-0 ............................................ D Crosse 90
2
414/244 BLU CAVALIER 32 (BF) P Nicholls 8-11-0............... S Twiston-Davies l99
3
5062 CLOUDY GLEN 17 V Williams 5-11-0 ...................................... C Deutsch 97
4
4-F3535 DONT BE ROBIN 20 R Ford 6-11-0...................................... C Shoemark 80
5
5-P DUBLIN INDEMNITY 58 (PH) K Lee 6-11-0 ........................ Jamie Moore —
6
68 L’AUBERGE DU BOIS 47 J Scott 6-11-0.................................. M Griffiths —
7
40P77 LAPFORD LAD 33 S Gardner 6-11-0.................................. S Houlihan (5) —
8
9-4P MAHLER’S FIRST 68 V Dartnall 6-11-0 ................................. C Gethings 73
BETTING: 4-6 Blu Cavalier, 7-4 Cloudy Glen, 10 Dont Be Robin, 20 Dublin
Indemnity, 25 Black Anthem, L’Auberge Du Bois, 40 Mahler’s First, 66 Lapford Lad
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
EACH-WAY THIEF
HAVE an each-way double at Wolverhampton. TOP
OFFER (2.50) is primed to strike off his lowly mark and
OK BY ME (5.05) can go close for in-form Ian Williams.
WOLVERHAMPTON
2.20
HANDICAP (Class 5); winner
£3,752; 6f.
(12 runners)
TEMPLEGATE
TOM PEPPER
2.20 ............................................Major Crispies
2.50 ..................................................New Street
3.25..................................................Kristal Hart
4.00 .................................................One Second
4.35 ..............................................Dark Alliance
5.05...............................................Jeremy’s Jet
HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105;
1m 1f 104yds.
(11 runners)
1 (9) -222 STREET POET 12 (P;BF) M Herrington 5-9-9.. A Mullen
2 (6) 0/83 NEW STREET 33 S Best 7-9-9 ..................... M Dwyer
3 (2) 90-9 THE YELLOW BUS 81 (C) J Farrelly 5-9-7.... S Donohoe
4 (3) /U23 LET ME IN 12 (P;CD) B J Llewellyn 8-9-5 J Watson (7)
5 (4) 422- TENBY TWO 238 (HH;BF) N Mulholland 4-9-5 L Keniry
6 (10)8974 VIGEE LE BRUN 12 (P) D O’Meara 4-9-5 D Tudhope
7 (5) 4233 DOR’S LAW 18 (P;BF) D Ivory 5-9-4........... R Hornby
8 (7) 7564 TOP OFFER 6 (CD) P Morris 9-9-1.................. F Berry
9 (8) 7641 EMIGRATED 11 (T,V;CD) D Shaw 5-8-8... P Mathers
10 (11) 005- MOUNT CHEIRON 212 (CD) M Hammond 7-8-7 H Doyle
11 (1) 04-9 ALLIGATOR 28 (P) A Carroll 4-8-7 ............. D Probert
nTIC-TAC: Left-handed, very tight Tapeta track of 1m, with a
330yd run-in. Races over 6f and 7f start on separate chutes.
nDRAW: Little effect. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): P
Evans 94-790, M Johnston 87-509, M Appleby 71-603, J
Osborne 59-368. THIS SEASON: M Appleby 6, R Bastiman 5, M
Johnston 4. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): J Fanning 100-696,
M Harley 83-461, S De Sousa 75-305, S W Kelly 59-513. THIS
SEASON: O Murphy 13, J Fanning 7, E Greatrex 6. nLONGEST
TRAVELLER: Thorntoun Lady (2.20) trained at Glasgow. Round
trip of 570 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND SURGERY:
Hangman Jury (5.05). nJACKPOT: Races 1-6. nLIVE ON ATR
The Yellow Bus l 99, Dor’s Law 98, Street Poet 97.
5-2 Street Poet, 3 The Yellow Bus, 9-2 New Street, 7 Dor’s
Law, Emigrated, 9 Let Me In, 10 Vigee Le Brun, 14 Tenby Two
3.25
1 (10)
2 (12)
3 (9)
4 (7)
5 (1)
6 (4)
7 (5)
8 (6)
9 (3)
10 (11)
11 (8)
12 (2)
HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105;
1m 4f.
(12 runners)
000- DYNA MIGHT 155 (P;D) O Pears 4-9-6 ....... A Mullen
/7-6 KRISTAL HART 36 (P,T) N Mulholland 9-9-4 L Keniry
00-7 MISS DANBY 15 M Johnston 4-9-4 ....... A Breslin (7)
05-6 GRECIAN KING 6 (H) L Morgan 5-9-4........ S W Kelly
5-39 PERCY THROWER 7 S-J Davies 4-9-3......... K O’Neill
69-8 BEAST 67 (BH,T) J Farrelly 4-9-3 ............ S Donohoe
30-0 FILAMENT OF GOLD 36 (B;CD) R Brotherton 7-9-2 J Gordon
4-37 KOUBBA 21 (T;BF) N Mulholland 5-8-12 .. J Fanning
07-0 ARCHIPENTURA 4 C Ellam 6-8-12................ H Doyle
7-76 OYSTER CARD 50 (V) M Appleby 5-8-12 . O Murphy
0-00 BASSINO 21 (T) J Bennett 5-8-12 .................... R Tate
-296 NICKY BABY 47 (P) D Ivory 4-8-11 ............. R Hornby
GOING: STANDARD
2.20 ..........................................................Berlios
2.50...................................................New Street
3.25..........................................................Koubba
4.00 ...................................................Sotomayor
4.35 ...................................Custard The Dragon
5.05...............................................Joyful Dream
It Must Be Faith l 99, Berlios 98, Tigerwolf 97.
2.50
KNIGHT’S DAY . . .
Corinthia Knight
scores at Lingfield
4.35
1
2
3
4
(4)
(2)
(1)
(3)
HANDICAP (4); winner £5,531;
1m 1f.
(4 runners)
-173 CUSTARD THE DRAGON 14 (P) J Mackie 5-9-7.. J Fanning
0871 GLORY AWAITS 6 (B) D M Simcock 8-9-7(6ex) ..... M Harley
1313 DARK ALLIANCE 15 (CD) D Loughnane 7-9-1.... E Greatrex
-172 ENERGIA FLAVIO 4 (P;CD) P Morris 8-8-11........ F Berry
Custard The Dragon l 99, Dark Alliance 98.
9-4 Glory Awaits, 5-2 Custard The Dragon, 3 Energia Flavio
5.05
HANDICAP (7); winner £2,264;
1m 1f.
(13 runners)
9321 SOTOMAYOR 30 (B,T;D) R Hannon 9-7 ..... T Marquand
429- ONE SECOND 256 M Johnston 9-5........... J Fanning
89-2 DREAM MALFUNCTION 30 J Tuite 9-5... E Greatrex
4-01 FONT VERT 61 (VH) R Beckett 9-1 ........... O Murphy
2324 MOUCHEE 30 (V;C) P Evans 9-1............. S De Sousa
555 BANKSY’S ART 19 M Channon 9-0............ C Bishop
1 (6) -044 JOYFUL DREAM 25 (VH) J Butler 4-9-6. S De Sousa
2 (3) 0847 GONE WITH THE WIND 6 (P;CD) R Bastiman 7-9-6 D Tudhope
3 (1) 3414 JEREMY’S JET 6 (T;CD) A Carroll 7-9-5 T Marquand
4 (5) 5/7- HANGMAN JURY 447 (HH) D Bridgwater 5-9-5 P Bridgwater (7)
5 (4) -179 SIR JAMIE 21 (CD) A Carroll 5-9-4............. D Probert
6 (8) 600- KELPIE SPIRIT 201 J Weymes 4-9-3........ D Egan (3)
7 (7) 3578 SPRYT 21 (H,P,T) J Butler 6-9-3 ............... T Clark (3)
8 (2) 6729 SPIRIT OF GONDREE 6 (V;CD) J Bradley 10-9-3 K Raybould (7)
9 (12) 50-0 FALSE ID 74 J Farrelly 5-9-3 ..................... S Donohoe
10 (9) -266 NONEEDTOTELLME 12 J Unett 5-9-3.... N Currie (5)
11 (11) -075 ALTAIRA 21 (B) A Carroll 7-9-3 .................. W Carson
12 (13) 5-88 ISLAND SONG 48 G Anderson 4-9-2........... A Mullen
13 (10)0748 OK BY ME 11 I Williams 4-9-2...................... J Gordon
5-2 One Second, 3 Sotomayor, 7-2 Font Vert, 11-2 Dream
Malfunction, 6 Mouchee, 10 Banksy’s Art
5-2 False Id, 4 Joyful Dream, 9-2 Jeremy’s Jet, 5 Noneedtotellme, 6 Gone With The Wind, 9 Sir Jamie, 12 Altaira
Filament Of Gold l 99, Nicky Baby 98, Beast 97.
9-4 Koubba, 6 Grecian King, 7 Beast, Filament Of Gold, 8
Dyna Might, Kristal Hart, Nicky Baby, 10 Oyster Card
4.00
1
2
3
4
5
6
(6)
(3)
(1)
(2)
(5)
(4)
HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; winner
£3,752; 1m 4f.
(6 runners)
Dream Malfunction l 99, Sotomayor 98, Mouchee 97.
False Id l 99, Noneedtotellme 98, Ok By Me 97.
1GM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
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WARWICK SOFT (GOOD TO SOFT PLACES ON CHASE COURSE) NEWCASTLE
2.10
RACING SPECIALS AT 188BET MAIDEN HURDLE
(Class 4); winner £4,419; 2m 5f.
(9 runners)
1
25-1234 BLUE FLIGHT 35 N Twiston-Davies 5-11-2......................... J Bargary (3) 93
2
-P00879 EARCOMESTOM 33 (HH) P Pritchard 6-11-2 .......................... T Bellamy —
3
33 FAWSLEY SPIRIT 34 (B) B Pauling 5-11-2 ................................. D Jacob 88
4
/36P3-7 GENERAL CONSENSUS 148 S Drinkwater 6-11-2.. Mr J Drinkwater (7) —
5
42 GENERAL CUSTARD 37 O Murphy 5-11-2 ............................. R Johnson —
6
3/56 MANKALA 56 J Candlish 8-11-2 ............................................... S Quinlan 90
7
3-223 OCEAN COVE 46 F O’Brien 6-11-2.......................................... P Brennan 92
8
F-4049 SAMMYLOU 35 G McPherson 5-11-2 ......................................... K Woods —
9
1-222 TOSSAPENNY 58 (BF) E Williams 5-11-2............................... A Wedge l99
BETTING: 4-6 Tossapenny, 9-2 Fawsley Spirit, 5 Ocean Cove, 7 Blue Flight, 10 General
Custard, 12 Mankala, 20 General Consensus, 40 Sammylou, 100 Earcomestom
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4 1 1 1 1
2017: Robbin’hannon 6-11-2 R Johnson 9-4 Fav (P Hobbs), 10 ran.
2.40
BEST ODDS GUARANTEED AT 188BET NOVICES’
HURDLE (4); winner £4,419; 2m.
(9 runners)
1
R-11468 WHATMORE 67 H Daly 6-11-12 .............................................. R Johnson 92
2
24-41F2 HAREFIELD 42 (BF,CD) A King 5-11-6.......................... W Hutchinson l99
3
6-55355 CAPTAIN JACK 35 R J Price 5-11-0............................................ D Jacob 83
4
40 HIGGS 98 S-J Davies 5-11-0 ............................................................. D Bass —
5
77 REBEL ROYAL 35 D Skelton 5-11-0................................... B Andrews (3) —
6
5287 TOTTERDOWN 35 (H) R Phillips 7-11-0 ............................... D Hiskett (5) —
7
U5 FIELDS OF FORTUNE 62 A King 4-10-7 .................................. T Cannon 90
8
2-P50 TAKING A CHANCE 17 I Williams 5-10-7 ............................... R T Dunne 86
9
80 ZAMALIGHT 17 (HH) O Murphy 4-10-7................................. T Garner (3) —
BETTING: 10-11 Harefield, 2 Whatmore, 6 Fields Of Fortune, 10 Captain Jack, 14
Taking A Chance, 20 Rebel Royal, 25 Totterdown, 50 Higgs, 66 Zamalight
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 2 1-3 1 1
2017: Multiculture 5-11-6 R Johnson 1-9 Fav (P Hobbs), 7 ran.
3.15
188BET STEPHEN ALLDAY PLATE CHASE (NOVICES’
LTD HCAP) (4); winner £6,498; 3m.
(8 runners)
1
3-43312 RED INFANTRY 44 (V;BF,D) I Williams 8-11-8....................... R T Dunne 97
2
/9744-2 MILITARIAN 38 Andrew Martin 8-11-7 ............................ Mr J Martin (7) 88
3
5272-22 MINELLA SCAMP 18 (T;BF) F O’Brien 9-11-7 ....................... P Brennan 85
4
P-44313 CEANN SIBHEAL 42 (B,T;D) W Greatrex 9-11-2 ................. H Bannister 86
5
2P-46P1 CADEAU DU BRESIL 13 (D) J G Cann 6-11-1 ...................... T J O’Brien 88
6
5-02231 SHANTY TOWN 17 (P) D Dennis 9-11-0 ............................. G Sheehan l99
7
/U4-5D1 ONEIDA TRIBE 42 (B;D) R Dickin 9-10-13 ............................ A P Heskin 87
8
25-43P2 MR LOVE 17 (BH) L Wadham 6-10-9 .......................................... L Aspell 98
BETTING: 3 Red Infantry, 4 Militarian, Oneida Tribe, 11-2 Minella Scamp, 8 Ceann
Sibheal, Shanty Town, 9 Cadeau Du Bresil, 10 Mr Love
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5-6 1
2017: Krackatoa King 9-11-8 R Johnson 8-11 Fav (K Lee), 3 ran.
FORM
clear last, driven out, bt Call Carlo
RED INFANTRY (11-8) 13-8 jt fav led,
(10-13) 21/4l CEANN SIBHEAL (11not handle bend before 3 out, head11) 9-4 weakened flat, 3rd (btn 23l)
ed and rider lost iron, held flat, btn
(6 ran) (Towcester 3m nov hcap ch
1 1 / 4l by Sharp Response (11-5) (5
(4) £5,588 soft).
ran) (Catterick 3m 1f nov hcap ch (4)
CADEAU DU BRESIL (11-0) 28-1 led
£6,758 good to soft).
last, kept on well, bt Scotchtown
MILITARIAN (10-7) 14-1 every chance
1
(11-0) 2 1 / 4l (3 ran) (Towcester 3m
flat, kept on, held, btn /2l by Captain
beg ch (4) £5,588 heavy).
Chaos (11-8) (5 ran) (Market Rasen
SHANTY TOWN (11-12) 6-1 outpaced
3m nov ch (3) £7,798 soft).
4 out, rallied and left 2nd 3 out, led
MINELLA SCAMP (11-8) 3-1 fav one
2 out, clear when hit last, bt MR
pace 2 out, no chance with winner,
LOVE (11-11) 8-1 left in lead 3 out,
btn 10l by Lord Bryan (11-4) (8 ran)
ridden and headed 2 out, stayed on,
(Hereford 2m 5f nov hcap ch (4)
3 1 / 4l (5 ran) (Market Rasen 2m 5f
£6,758 soft).
hcap ch (4) £5,848 soft).
ONEIDA TRIBE (11-12) 7-2 led 2 out,
3.50
FOLLOW 188BET ON TWITTER HANDICAP HURDLE
(4); winner £4,419; 3m 2f.
(9 runners)
1
544-042 BANCO DE LOGOS 13 (P) J W Mullins 7-12-0 ..................... K Jones (5) 97
2
2232444 FRESH NEW DAWN 35 O Murphy 6-11-12 ............................ R Johnson 96
3
6497-46 ALBERT D’OLIVATE 110 (P,T) N Mulholland 8-11-9 ............ R T Dunne 95
4
4-3F381 TZAR DE L’ELFE 19 R Rowe 8-11-9................................ A Glassonbury 95
5
0/P-P90 DESILVANO 61 (P;D) H Evans 9-11-9 ............................... M Bastyan (5) 87
6
P2-85PP AMBION LANE 55 (B,T) V Dartnall 8-10-13 ................................ J Best l99
7
81-PP1P THE MODEL COUNTY 37 (CD) A Phillips 8-10-7...................... S Bowen 93
8
452-9P6 YOUNG LOU 23 (P,T) R Dickin 9-10-5 ...................... Miss T Worsley (7) 85
9
F003P5 RING MINELLA 20 (T) P Henderson 7-10-2 .......................... T J O’Brien 98
BETTING: 11-4 Banco De Logos, 7-2 Fresh New Dawn, 9-2 Tzar De L’Elfe, 5 Albert
D’Olivate, 8 Ambion Lane, The Model County, 12 Young Lou, 14 Ring Minella
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5 1 5 2 1-PU
2017: The Model County 7-10-1 T Scudamore 7-2 JtFav (A Phillips), 7 ran.
FORM
BANCO DE LOGOS (11-5) 9-1 led 3 out, DESILVANO (10-13) 50-1 struggling 5
out, 10th of 20 (btn 42l) to Kansas
caught post, btn sh hd by Drumlee
City Chief (11-12) (Doncaster 3m
City (11-9) (8 ran) (Towcester 3m
hcap hdle (4) £4,094 soft).
hcap hdle (4) £5,588 heavy).
FRESH NEW DAWN (11-5) 7-2 kept on THE MODEL COUNTY pulled up latest, earlier (11-0) 5-1 mistakes,
from last, 4th of 9 (btn 4 1 / 2 l) to
made most, rider lost reins and
Galactic Power (10-11) (Ludlow 2m
stayed on run-in, bt Frosty Dawn (95f hcap hdle (4) £5,263 soft).
9) 11/4l (6 ran) (Southwell 31/4m hcap
AMBION LANE (10-6) 16-1 led 3rd,
hdle (5) £3,119 soft).
headed 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 11
1
(btn 9 /2l) to Flemcara (11-2) ALBERT YOUNG LOU (10-0) 16-1 weakened
and not fluent 2 out, last of 6 (btn
D’OLIVATE (10-12) 5-1 stayed on, 6th
31l) to Tomkevi (11-4) (Southwell 3m
(btn 16l) (11 ran) (Exeter 23/4m hcap
hcap hdle (4) £4,094 soft).
hdle (3) £6,498 soft).
TZAR DE L’ELFE (10-9) 12-1 stayed RING MINELLA (11-9) 10-1 one pace,
5th of 10 (btn 20l) to Barney From
on run-in, led final strides, bt Lex
Tyanee (11-3) (Wincanton 2 1 / 2 m
Talionis (11-2) nk (9 ran) (Sandown
21/2m nov hcap hdle (4) £4,549 soft).
hcap hdle (5) £3,184 soft).
JOB JOCKEYS
nNEWCASTLE J Gormley rides Lukoutoldmakezebak (6.15) for D
Thompson, 3 winners from 12 rides, 25%. nWARWICK Mr J Drinkwater rides
General Consensus (2.10) for S Drinkwater, 10 from 21, 48%. H Bannister
rides Ceann Sibheal (3.15) for W Greatrex, 19 from 67, 28%. nWINCANTON
Miss E Pickard rides Cinevator (4.45) for E Pickard, 3 from 7, 43%. N Fehily
rides City Supreme (3.40) for A Honeyball, 13 from 33, 39%.
nWOLVERHAMPTON E Greatrex rides Dark Alliance (4.35) for D Loughnane,
3 from 8, 38%. D Egan rides Island Cloud (2.20) for H Main, 4 from 14, 29%.
TEMPLEGATE
2.10 ..............General Custard
2.40 ...........................Harefield
3.15 ..................Militarian (nb)
3.50 .........................Young Lou
4.25................The Last Bridge
4.55................Sergeant Brody
TOM PEPPER
2.10 ..................Fawsley Spirit
2.40 ...........................Harefield
3.15 .............Red Infantry (nb)
3.50....................Tzar De L’Elfe
4.25................The Last Bridge
4.55 ......................Mahlervous
nTIC-TAC: LH track, 1m 6f, 10 fairly stiff fences, 240yd run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS
(2013-2018): A King 32-125, D Skelton 30-150, N Twiston-Davies 23-151, J O’Neill 21142. THIS SEASON: A King 9, D Skelton 9, Jonjo O’Neill 6.
nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): R Johnson 36-157, A Coleman 26-130, D Jacob 14-69,
W Hutchinson 14-81. THIS SEASON: W Hutchinson 7, D Jacob 5, A Coleman 5.
nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Ambion Lane (3.50) trained at Barnstaple. Round trip of 320
miles. nTRICAST: 3.15, 3.50, 4.55 nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND SURGERY: Mankala
(2.10), The Model County (3.50). nLIVE ON RUK
4.25
READ NOEL FEHILY AT 188BET HANDICAP CHASE
(4); value to the winner £5,068; 3m 5f. (6 runners)
1
PP55111 ALBERTO’S DREAM 14 T Lacey 9-12-1....................... Mr T O’Brien (5) 85
2
1F-P3P4 SUNNY LEDGEND 38 (P) Andrew Martin 13-12-1.......... Mr J Martin (7) 97
3
8P2-433 FIGHT COMMANDER 20 (P) O Sherwood 9-11-12 ...... H Beswick (7) l99
4
2-12711 THE LAST BRIDGE 38 (P,T;CD) S Johnson 11-11-4 ............ R Johnson 95
5
3-43533 SHANANN STAR 18 (P) G F Edwards 12-10-5.................... D G Noonan 98
6
7/0PFP- CHARMING LAD 494 (B,T) A Day 13-10-0 ..................... C Hammond (7) —
BETTING: 5-4 Alberto’s Dream, 3 The Last Bridge, 7-2 Fight Commander, 8
Shanann Star, 12 Sunny Ledgend, 50 Charming Lad
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: PU 1 PU 3-4 2
2017: The Last Bridge 10-10-0 Jamie Moore 25-1 (S Johnson), 9 ran.
FORM
disputed throughout, went on 3 out,
ALBERTO’S DREAM (11-1) 1-3 fav led
held on, bt Nelly La Rue (9-7) 21/4l (6
2 out, kept on strongly, bt Upbeat
ran) (Market Rasen 3m hcap ch (5)
Cobbler (11-12) 13l (4 ran) (Hunti£4,549 soft).
ngdon 3m hcap ch (5) £3,899 soft).
SUNNY LEDGEND (11-9) 14-1 faded, SHANANN STAR (9-12) 6-1 stayed on
same pace from 3 out, 3rd of 7 (btn
4th of 10 (btn 27l) to Must Havea
11l) to Misty Mai (11-12) (Hereford
Flutter (11-10) (Market Rasen 2m 3f
3m 1f hcap ch (4) £6,758 soft).
hcap ch (4) £7,473 soft).
FIGHT COMMANDER (10-7) 7-1 one CHARMING LAD pulled up latest, earlier (11-4) 66-1 not fluent 4 out,
pace, 3rd of 9 (btn 13l) to Two
weakened next, 13th of 15 (well btn)
Smokin Barrels (11-11) (Wincanton
to Better Days (11-8) (Worcester 2m
3m 1f hcap ch (3) £9,357 soft).
7f hcap hdle (5) £2,599 good).
THE LAST BRIDGE (11-11) 7-1 led or
4.55
PLAY SLOTS AT 188BET CASINO HANDICAP HURDLE
(4); winner £4,419; 2m 5f.
(13 runners)
1
F-4496P WILL O’THE WEST 36 (C) H Daly 7-12-0 .................................... A Tinkler —
2
4-912U MAHLERVOUS 52 (BF) W Greatrex 5-11-12.......................... R Johnson 88
3
-33P001 NOW MCGINTY 17 (P;CD) S Edmunds 7-11-12 ................... T J O’Brien 95
4
0-62566 PADDYS RUNNER 38 (P) G McPherson 6-11-11 ..................... K Woods 98
5
4-43340 BOX OFFICE 16 J O’Neill 7-11-10 ........................................ R McLernon 97
6
3/1224- ALIANDY 391 (BF) K Bailey 7-11-9.................................................. D Bass —
7
14-4F46 CELESTIAL MAGIC 13 (C) R Phillips 6-11-8....................... D Hiskett (5) 96
8
231/4-2 SERGEANT BRODY 48 S Drinkwater 7-11-7.......................... R T Dunne 85
9
4R-PPP3 CORZEAM 37 (H,T) N Twiston-Davies 6-11-5 ..................... J Savage (7) 85
10 P13146P MORE THAN LUCK 13 (P,T) O Murphy 7-11-0 .......... Mr L Stones (7) l99
11 PP0/764 KINGS WATCH 103 (P,T) R J Price 7-10-13 ............................... L Heard 86
12 -351241 GALACTIC POWER 35 (D) R Dickin 8-10-12 ........................... J Quinlan 96
13 8U1/F63 GEORGIAN FIREBIRD 14 B Leavy 8-10-3............................. A P Cawley 95
BETTING: 7-2 Mahlervous, 4 Now Mcginty, 6 Galactic Power, 7 Aliandy, 9 Celestial
Magic, Corzeam, Sergeant Brody, 12 Will O’The West, 14 Georgian Firebird
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
WILL O’THE WEST p/u latest, earlier
(10-11) 17-2 6th of 9 (well btn) to
Relentless Dreamer (11-1) (Ludlow
3m hcap ch (3) £15,640 good to soft).
MAHLERVOUS u/r latest, earlier (114) 13-2 struggling 3 out, btn 15l by
Waterlord (11-4) (6 ran) (Haydock
2m nov hdle (4) £4,874 heavy).
NOW MCGINTY (11-8) 5-1 led 5 out,
clear 2 out, ran on, bt Virginia Chick
(11-5) 7l (10 ran) (Warwick 2m 5f
hcap hdle (4) £4,549 heavy).
PADDYS RUNNER (11-4) 16-1 ridden 3
out, well held, 6th of 10 (btn 26l) to
Solomon Grey (11-12) (Market Rasen
2m 1f hcap hdle (3) £12,996 soft).
BOX OFFICE (11-12) 20-1 ridden and
well beaten 3 out, 11th of 15 (well
btn) to Vado Forte (11-6) (Taunton
2m 3f hcap hdle (4) £5,458 heavy).
ALIANDY (11-8) 2-1 fav 4th of 5 (btn
41l) to Seymour Star (11-12) (Ludlow
2m 5f nov hcap hdle (3) £5,848 soft).
CELESTIAL MAGIC (11-7) 3-1 kept on
from last, 6th of 9 (btn 1 3 / 4 l) to
FORM
Gregarious (11-3) (Towcester 2m
hcap hdle (4) £5,588 heavy).
SERGEANT BRODY (11-4) 6-1 stayed
on well, btn 20l by Tommy Rapper
(11-7) (6 ran) (Towcester 2m 5f nov
hdle (4) £4,159 soft).
CORZEAM (10-9) 50-1 no extra, 3rd of
7 (btn 81/4l) to Ar Mest (11-2) (Lingfield 2m mdn hdle (4) £4,159 heavy).
MORE THAN LUCK pulled up latest,
earlier (10-10) 8-1 6th of 9 (well btn) to
Talk Of The South (10-2) (Warwick 3m
1f hcap ch (4) £4,938 good to soft).
KINGS WATCH (10-12) 33-1 no
impression, 4th of 9 (btn 18l) to
Waterlord (10-12) (Bangor 2m 1f nov
hdle (4) £3,249 heavy).
GALACTIC POWER (10-11) 8-1 led
towards finish, bt Monbeg Theatre
(11-12) 1 / 2l (9 ran) (Ludlow 2m 5f
hcap hdle (4) £5,263 soft).
GEORGIAN FIREBIRD (11-4) 50-1
kept on, 3rd of 14 (btn 8 3 / 4 l) to
Chandos Belle (11-6) (Huntingdon
2m 5f hcap hdle (4) £6,173 soft).
TEMPLEGATE’S TOP TIPS
a plunge on INVICTA LAKE (4.15 Wincanton,
H TAKE
nap). Suzy Smith’s runner really got the hang of
things over fences at Kempton two weeks ago when a
solid second over three miles. He races off the same
mark.
MILITARIAN (3.15 Warwick, nb) made an eyecatching chase debut at Market Rasen when running
classy Captain Chaos close. The ground and trip hold no
worries.
SOTOMAYOR (4.00 Wolverhampton, treble) saw off
Dream Malfunction at Lingfield over this trip last
month. A 5lb rise shouldn’t stop him going in again.
H
H
5.45
GOING: STANDARD
TEMPLEGATE
HANDICAP (Class 6); winner
£3,105; 1m 4f.
(10 runners)
5.45 .....................................Champagne Rules
6.15 ...........................................Adventureman
6.45 ..................................................Harmonica
7.15................................................Carpet Time
7.45 .......................................Fountain Of Time
8.15 ....................................................Breakfast
8.45........................................................Suwaan
1 (1) 3/06 KINGS GOLD 19 (P,T) M Dods 5-9-13 C Rodriguez (3)
2 (7) 10-6 HUSSAR BALLAD 65 (D) A Brittain 9-9-12 . C Hardie
3 (3) 1-12 ESSPEEGEE 40 (P;BF,CD) A Bailey 5-9-10 D Keenan (7)
4 (2) 411- CHAMPAGNE RULES 147 (CD) S Watt 7-9-7 C Murtagh (5)
5 (8) 8-46 SOMETHING BREWING J25 I Jardine 4-9-7 J Gormley (5)
6 (6) 2-09 MAGISTRAL 19 (P) L Perratt 8-9-4 ..... P J McDonald
7 (9) 936- LOVE CANDY 233 S Haynes 4-9-1................ B Curtis
8 (5) -050 HUGOIGO 15 (PH) J Goldie 4-8-7.......... P Dennis (3)
9 (10) -077 GOOD MAN 20 (P) K McLintock 5-8-5 ......... L Morris
10 (4) 77/0 ROSSINGTON 19 J Wainwright 9-8-5....... B McHugh
TOM PEPPER
Magistral l 99, Champagne Rules 98, Esspeegee 97.
5.45 ..................................................Esspeegee
6.15...............................................Highwayman
6.45 ..................................................Woody Bay
7.15................................................Carpet Time
7.45 ........................................Jumeirah Street
8.15 .................................................Lord Caprio
8.45 ..........................................Spirit Of Wedza
15-8 Champagne Rules, 5-2 Esspeegee, 11-4 Something
Brewing, 9 Hussar Ballad, 12 Kings Gold, 14 Magistral
6.15
APPRENTICE HANDICAP (6); winner
£3,105; 1m.
(11 runners)
1 (2) -438 NATURE BOY 63 D O’Meara 4-10-3... P Vaughan (3)
2 (7) 91-9 KILBAHA LADY 20 (T;CD) N Tinkler 4-10-3 L Edmunds
3 (10) 39-0 GUN CASE 15 (P;C) A Whillans 6-10-2 .......... R Scott
4 (1) 61-7 HITMAN 35 R Bastiman 5-10-2 .................... P Dennis
5 (11) 155- DREAMOFDISCOVERY 196 (D) J Camacho 4-9-10 C Rodriguez
6 (5) 76-1 ADVENTUREMAN 19 (P;CD) R Carr 6-9-6 C Murtagh (3)
7 (4) 9228 COOKIE RING 6 (T;D) L Mullaney 7-9-5 F McManoman (7)
8 (6) 6271 HIGHWAYMAN 19 (H;CD) D Thompson 5-9-5 J Fisher (5)
9 (3) 6113 LUKOUTOLDMAKEZEBAK 19 (P;CD) D Thompson 5-9-3 J Gormley
10 (8) 900- SINGLE ESTATE 183 (H) S Waugh 4-8-10 . R Pindar (7)
11 (9) 40-0 LORD ROB 19 (P) D Thompson 7-8-10 ......... P Pilley
nTIC-TAC: L-H AW Tapeta course with a 3f run-in. Races up to
1m run on the straight course. nDRAW: High numbers have a
slight advantage over 5f. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018):
D O’Meara 35-314, J Goldie 29-254, M Dods 29-234, B Ellison
26-302. THIS SEASON: J Goldie 6, J Gosden 5, R Fell 4. nTOP
JOCKEYS (2013-2018): P J McDonald 50-408, P Mulrennan 44414, G Lee 36-379, L Morris 31-215. THIS SEASON: B Curtis 6,
P Dennis 5, P Hanagan 5. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Sketching
(7.45) & Breakfast (8.15) trained at Upper Lambourn. Round trip
of 568 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Pea Shooter
(8.45), Suwaan (8.45). nLIVE ON ATR
Nature Boy l 99, Gun Case 98, Lukoutoldmakezebak 97.
11-4 Adventureman, 4 Lukoutoldmakezebak, Nature Boy, 152 Highwayman, 10 Dreamofdiscovery, Cookie Ring, Hitman
6.45
1
2
3
4
5
(1)
(2)
(4)
(3)
(5)
HANDICAP (4); winner £5,531;
1m.
(5 runners)
3551 ZABEEL STAR 20 (CD) K McLintock 6-10-0 C Murtagh (5)
738- WOODY BAY 172 (D) M Walford 8-9-8............. J Hart
3042 NEWMARKET WARRIOR 20 (P;CD) I Jardine 7-9-8 J Gormley (5)
005- ESCAPE CLAUSE 117 G Tuer 4-9-7 ............. B Curtis
32-1 HARMONICA 5 (D) Sir M Prescott 3-8-7 ...... L Morris
Harmonica l 99, Zabeel Star 98, Newmarket Warrior 97.
2-5 Harmonica, 9-2 Zabeel Star, 6 Newmarket Warrior, 20
Woody Bay, 40 Escape Clause
7.15
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
(8)
(9)
(5)
(7)
(3)
(4)
(6)
(2)
(1)
HANDICAP (6); 3-y-o; winner
£3,105; 5f.
(9 runners)
3-48 MOSSEYB 63 P Midgley 9-9.............................. G Lee
6312 MARIETTA ROBUSTI 21 (D) M Channon 9-9 P Bradley (5)
7-31 CARPET TIME 12 (D) T D Barron 9-9........... B Curtis
62-2 SUPER FLORENCE 33 I Jardine 9-7 ............ L Morris
5-51 MUTABAAHY 14 (H) A Brittain 9-7 .............. C Hardie
146- FUNKADELIC 144 (D) B Haslam 9-6 ....... P Hanagan
-224 CHERRY OAK 42 B Haslam 9-2............ P Mulrennan
3324 SIENNA SAYS 30 (P) R Fell 9-2 ...... B Sanderson (7)
2223 FURNI FACTORS 19 (B;BF) R Thompson 9-1 J Hart
Furni Factors l 99, Mutabaahy 98, Super Florence 97.
5-2 Carpet Time, 9-2 Super Florence, 11-2 Furni Factors,
Marietta Robusti, 6 Mutabaahy, 10 Cherry Oak, Sienna Says
7.45
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
53
FILLIES NOVICE STAKES (5); winner
£3,752; 1m.
(11 runners)
(11) /60- FIDRA BAY 317 S Haynes 5-10-0 .......... G Mahon (5)
(1)
3 SKETCHING 12 J Osborne 4-10-0 ............ D Costello
(7)
1 FOUNTAIN OF TIME 12 (D) C Appleby 3-9-4 J Doyle
(10) 9- CAN CAN SIXTY TWO 151 M Channon 3-8-11 C Shepherd
(6)
JENOOW K Burke 3-8-11................................ B Curtis
(2)
4 JUMEIRAH STREET 34 J Tate 3-8-11.......... L Morris
(3)
4 LUOLA 15 R Menzies 3-8-11.............................. G Lee
(4) 746- MOLLY MAYHEM 232 R Fell 3-8-11 ........ T Hamilton
(8)
4 NEW RHYTHM 15 A Whillans 3-8-11 ........... C Hardie
10 (5)
11 (9)
6 PLAYFULL SPIRIT 12 (BF) J Gosden 3-8-11 R Havlin
RAAQYAH (HH) R Varian 3-8-11................... A Atzeni
Fountain Of Time l 99, Sketching 98, Playfull Spirit 91.
Evs Fountain Of Time, 3 Playfull Spirit, 7-2 Sketching, 5
Raaqyah, 16 Jenoow, Jumeirah Street, 40 Luola
HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; winner
£3,752; 1m.
(7 runners)
8.15
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(3)
(2)
(4)
(5)
(7)
(6)
(1)
7326 PAPARAZZI 8 (PH;D) T Waggott 9-10........... L Morris
634 BREAKFAST 42 J Osborne 9-10............... D Costello
11-2 LORD CAPRIO 47 (T;BF,CD) B Haslam 9-7 ... P Mulrennan
77-9 SKITO SOLDIER 20 R Carr 9-5 ................... J Garritty
600- ROYAL LIBERTY 149 G Harker 9-5................ D Allan
4475 DUBA PLAINS 12 M Channon 9-3 .................... G Lee
-113 ELIXSOFT 8 (C) R Fell 8-13 ........................... B Curtis
Elixsoft l 99, Lord Caprio 98, Paparazzi 97.
11-10 Lord Caprio, 3 Elixsoft, 4 Duba Plains, 8 Paparazzi,
10 Breakfast, 25 Royal Liberty, Skito Soldier
HANDICAP (5); winner £3,752;
5f.
(10 runners)
8.45
1 (8) 207- SUWAAN 169 (CD) Mrs R Carr 4-9-12........ J Garritty
2 (10) 4-86 GLORIUX 18 J Balding 4-9-7.............. L Edmunds (3)
3 (3) 2049 MONTE CINQ 23 (H;D) J Ward 4-9-6........... C Hardie
4 (9) 550- PEA SHOOTER 219 (T;D) B Ellison 9-9-5 ...... D Allan
5 (7) 6621 WINDFORPOWER 15 (V;CD) T Waggott 8-9-4 . B Curtis
6 (1) -554 SPIRIT OF WEDZA 15 (D) J Camacho 6-9-4 P Mulrennan
7 (5) 669- PRESIDENTIAL 187 R Fell 4-9-3.............. T Hamilton
8 (4) 348- CAESAR’S COMET 163 P Midgley 4-9-3 ......... G Lee
9 (6) -363 STAR CRACKER 15 (P;C,D) J Goldie 6-8-13 P J McDonald
10 (2) 0-70 FLY TRUE 55 (H;D) S France 5-8-9................... J Hart
Monte Cinq l 99, Fly True 98, Spirit Of Wedza 97.
5-2 Spirit Of Wedza, 3 Windforpower, 5 Suwaan, 11-2 Star
Cracker, 8 Caesar’s Comet, Gloriux, 10 Presidential
ABC CHECK ON THE RUNNERS
KEY TO THE COURSES: N-Newcastle, Wa-Warwick, Wc-Wincanton, Wl-Wolverhampton
A Sure Welcome 2.20Wl
Achille 4.15Wc
Adventureman 6.15N
Albert D’olivate 3.50Wa
Alberto’s Dream 4.25Wa
Aliandy 4.55Wa
Alligator 2.50Wl
Altaira 5.05Wl
Ambion Lane 3.50Wa
Apache Song 3.05Wc
Archipentura 3.25Wl
Awesome Allan 2.20Wl
Banco De Logos 3.50Wa
Banksy’s Art 4.00Wl
Bassino 3.25Wl
Beast 3.25Wl
Bellamy’s Grey 2.00Wc
Berlios 2.20Wl
Beyond Supremacy 2.00Wc
Black Anthem 5.15Wc
Blackmill 4.15Wc
Blu Cavalier 5.15Wc
Blue Flight 2.10Wa
Box Office 4.55Wa
Bramble Brook 3.40Wc
Breakfast 8.15N
Brean Golf Birdie 3.05Wc
Burst Ya Bubble 2.30Wc
Cadeau Du Bresil 3.15Wa
Caesar’s Comet 8.45N
Can Can Sixty Two 7.45N
Captain Cattistock 2.00Wc
Captain Jack 2.40Wa
Carole’s Vigilante 2.00Wc
Carpet Time 7.15N
Carraig Mor 4.45Wc
Casper King 3.40Wc
Ceann Sibheal 3.15Wa
Celestial Magic 4.55Wa
Champagne Rules 5.45N
Charming Lad 4.25Wa
Cherry Oak 7.15N
Cinevator 4.45Wc
City Supreme 3.40Wc
Cloudy Glen 5.15Wc
Cobalty Isle 2.20Wl
Cookie Ring 6.15N
Corzeam 4.55Wa
Cucklington 4.15Wc
Custard The Dragon 4.35Wl
Darcy Ward 2.00Wc
Dark Alliance 4.35Wl
Daytime Ahead 2.30Wc
Desilvano 3.50Wa
Distracted 4.45Wc
Dont Be Robin 5.15Wc
Dor’s Law 2.50Wl
Dream Malfunction 4.00Wl
Dreamofdiscovery 6.15N
Duba Plains 8.15N
Dublin Indemnity 5.15Wc
Dyna Might 3.25Wl
Earcomestom 2.10Wa
Elixsoft 8.15N
Emigrated 2.50Wl
Energia Flavio 4.35Wl
Escape Clause 6.45N
Esspeegee 5.45N
False Id 5.05Wl
Fawsley Spirit 2.10Wa
Fidra Bay 7.45N
Fields Of Fortune 2.40Wa
Fight Commander 4.25Wa
Filament Of Gold 3.25Wl
Fly True 8.45N
Font Vert 4.00Wl
Fountain Of Time 7.45N
Foxy Act 3.05Wc
Fresh New Dawn 3.50Wa
Funkadelic 7.15N
Furni Factors 7.15N
Galactic Power 4.55Wa
General Consensus 2.10Wa
General Custard 2.10Wa
General Girling 4.15Wc
Georgian Firebird 4.55Wa
Gloriux 8.45N
Glory Awaits 4.35Wl
Gone With The Wind 5.05Wl
Good Man 5.45N
Goring One 4.15Wc
Grecian King 3.25Wl
Gun Case 6.15N
Hangman Jury 5.05Wl
Harefield 2.40Wa
Harmonica 6.45N
Higgs 2.40Wa
Highwayman 6.15N
Hitman 6.15N
Hope’s Wishes 3.05Wc
Hugoigo 5.45N
Hussar Ballad 5.45N
Impart 2.20Wl
Indian Affair 2.20Wl
Innisfree Lad 2.30Wc
Inspireus 2.00Wc
Invicta Lake 4.15Wc
Island Cloud 2.20Wl
Island Song 5.05Wl
It Must Be Faith 2.20Wl
Jenoow 7.45N
Jeremy’s Jet 5.05Wl
Joyful Dream 5.05Wl
Jumeirah Street 7.45N
Kelpie Spirit 5.05Wl
Kilbaha Lady 6.15N
Kings Gold 5.45N
Kings Watch 4.55Wa
Koubba 3.25Wl
Kristal Hart 3.25Wl
L’Auberge Du Bois 5.15Wc
Lapford Lad 5.15Wc
Let Me In 2.50Wl
Lex Talionis 2.30Wc
Litterale Ci 3.05Wc
Little Jon 3.40Wc
Lord Caprio 8.15N
Lord Rob 6.15N
Love Candy 5.45N
Lukoutoldmakezebak 6.15N
Luola 7.45N
Magistral 5.45N
Mahler’s First 5.15Wc
Mahlervous 4.55Wa
Major Crispies 2.20Wl
Mankala 2.10Wa
Marietta Robusti 7.15N
Midnight Request 2.30Wc
Militarian 3.15Wa
Minella Scamp 3.15Wa
Minmore Grey 4.45Wc
Miss Danby 3.25Wl
Molly Mayhem 7.45N
Monte Cinq 8.45N
More Than Luck 4.55Wa
Mosseyb 7.15N
Mouchee 4.00Wl
Mount Cheiron 2.50Wl
Mr Love 3.15Wa
Mutabaahy 7.15N
Nature Boy 6.15N
New Rhythm 7.45N
New Street 2.50Wl
Newmarket Warrior 6.45N
Nicky Baby 3.25Wl
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54 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
FACE TO FACE . . . AJ and Parker
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FROCHY
HORROR
Carl’s doubts over Joshua
CARL FROCH has questioned
EXCLUSIVE by OSCAR PAUL
Anthony Joshua’s punching
power, stamina and ‘mental might be enough. I think Joshua
stop him late on — but he is
toughness’ to last 12 rounds will
not a one-punch knockout man.
against Joseph Parker.
“The ones he has knocked out
Brit AJ, 28, declared yesterday
he had been preparing to go the
distance but predicted he would
KO the Kiwi challenger at the
Principality Stadium.
But Froch fears the
WBA and IBF champion
will struggle if Saturday’s
heavyweight showdown is
settled on points.
The 40-year-old former
super
middleweight
champ (right) said: “There
are doubts over Joshua’s
longevity,
stamina
and
ability to work in the
championship rounds —
nine to 12.
“Parker has got fast hands, a
high workrate and will be fit for
the distance. We don’t know if
Joshua has got the toughness
mentally
to
be
disciplined
throughout the whole fight.
“And you do question whether
AJ’s got the engine but his size,
strength and growing confidence
have been journeymen, the guys
who turn up for you to get your
eye in at the start of your career.
“I can’t see Josh knocking him
out with one shot and if it goes
the distance this could be
a very, very close fight.”
And Froch believes AJ
has looked rattled.
He
added:
“Joshua
seems more wound up
than
I’ve
seen
him
before. He never usually
bites but he’s been a bit
upset and grumpy.
“Parker has said a few
things which have really
p****d him off and he’s got the
needle.
“If he’s got inside his head
Joshua might go and have a
swing at him like he did against
Dillian Whyte in their first fight,
where he got caught with a left
hook.”
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KRAYVING
GLORY
JOSEPH PARKER looks as if
he is aiming to get a bit of a
Reg over Anthony Joshua.
The New Zealander, 26,
sported a strong, silent look
at his big fight press
conference yesterday.
He premiered a slick new
haircut and pair of designer
glasses
in
a
chilling
throwback to the notorious
murdering mobster Reggie
Kray (below).
Parker will be hoping to
make Cardiff’s Principality
Stadium his manor on
Saturday — just like the
Kray twins made the East
End of London theirs during
an infamous reign of terror in
the 1960s.
SPECS APPEAL . . . Parker yesterday
Picture: RICHARD PELHAM
AJ’s in control
ANTHONY JOSHUA has vowed
By WALLY DOWNES JR
not to be controlled by any
was all about control, he was
opponent after learning a stern That
trying to out-man me a bit
lesson from Wladimir Klitschko.
“I thought I could look at Parker
AJ was labelled 'Little Brother'
by the Ukrainian heavyweight
legend in the build-up to their
iconic 2017 Wembley fight.
And the veteran boxer, now 42,
even tried to dominate his young
former sparring partner when it
came to choreographing the face-off.
It did not work with Joshua
stopping Dr Steelhammer in the
11th round of a pulsating bout.
Yesterday, when the Watford
star, 28, held the gaze of Kiwi
WBO champ Joseph Parker,
he showed who was boss.
Joshua (right) said: “I
went back to when I
fought Klitschko. When I
was facing off with him,
he was saying: ‘OK, we
have done this before and
we turn to the front
in
five,
four,
three,
two . . . ’
for ten minutes but I decided no.
“When I was facing him off, it is
about showing no fear but at the
same time I thought, ‘How long
will I stand here for?’”
AJ has felt insulted by Parker
and his team throughout the
build-up and plans to punch him
for even thinking about landing
the first blow on Saturday.
WBA, IBF and IBO king
Joshua said: “I’ll punish him
when he’s throwing at me
and when he’s thinking of
throwing at me.”
Parker, 26, believes AJ is
running scared. He said:
“He looks nervous. If I
catch him, he is out. He can
be beaten. He’s not a god.”
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56 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
MARK CAVENDISH
RAFA NADAL could
P
P
will race in Six Day
return from a hip
London at the Lee Valley
injury for Spain’s Davis
VeloPark in October.
The 30-time Tour de
France stage winner,
32, said: “The crowd
are amazing in London
and keep you going.”
Cup quarter-final with
Germany next week.
Spain skipper Sergi
Bruguera said: “He is
training well. We hope
he will be better.”
Horn blow to
Lewis party
By BEN HUNT
CHRISTIAN HORNER has called on
F1 chiefs to BAN Lewis Hamilton’s
“party mode” power booster.
Hamilton (left) denied his Mercedes had a setting that cranks up
his car’s power during qualifying.
But team boss Toto Wolff undermined his driver when he admitted
there was such a button.
Arch-rival Sebastian Vettel had
been surprised Hamilton took pole
at the Australian Grand Prix so
comfortably in Melbourne last week.
Now Red Bull boss Horner has
said: “Maybe engine modes should
be the same from the moment you
leave the garage to the end of the
grand prix.”
RONNIE O’SULLIVAN left it late but
HAS entered the World Championship.
O’Sullivan (right), 42, who threatened to miss the tournament, got his
entry in just before today’s deadline.
The five-time world champ won the
Players Championship on Sunday and
said he was “playing as well as ever”.
SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
INTERNATIONALS
ENGLAND
(1) 1 ITALY
(0) 1
Vardy 27
Insigne 88 (pen)
Att: 82,598
HUNGARY
(0) 0
(0) 1
SCOTLAND
Phillips 48
OTHERS - Armenia 0 Lithuania 1; Azerbaijan
1 Macedonia 1; Belgium 4 Saudi Arabia 0;
Colombia 0 Australia 0; Denmark 0 Chile 0;
Georgia 2 Estonia 0; Germany 0 Brazil 1; Greece
1 Egypt 0; Iran 2 Algeria 1; Ivory Coast 2 Moldova 1; Luxembourg 0 Austria 4; Japan 1
Ukraine 2; Montenegro 2 Turkey 2; Morocco 2
Uzbekistan 0; Nigeria 0 Serbia 2; Poland 3
South Korea 2; Romania 1 Sweden 0; Russia 1
France 3; Senegal 0 Bosnia-Herzgovina 0;
Slovenia 0 Belarus 2; Spain 6 Argentina 1;
Switzerland 6 Panama 0; Tunisia 1 Costa Rica 0.
EUROPEAN UNDER-21 CH’SHIP
QUALIFYING: GROUP 2
Slovakia 4 Albania 1; Spain 3 Estonia 1.
P W D L F A
Spain..................6 6 0 0 19 6
Slovakia ............ 7 4 0 3 12 15
N Ireland........... 7 3 2 2 11 10
Iceland...............6 2 2 2 7 6
Albania..............7 1 3 3 7 11
Estonia..............7 0 1 6 7 15
GROUP 4
ENGLAND
(1) 2
Calvert-Lewin 41
Solanke 88
Andorra 0 Holland 1.
P W
England.............6 5
Holland..............6 3
Ukraine ............. 6 2
Scotland............6 2
Latvia.................6 0
Andorra.............6 0
GROUP 5
REP IRELAND (0) 1
Sweeney 90
Pts
18
12
11
8
6
1
UKRAINE
(0) 1
Shaparenko 83
Att: 22,601
D
1
2
2
2
3
2
L
0
1
2
2
3
4
F
12
14
11
7
2
1
A Pts
3 16
4 11
6 8
7 8
10 3
17 2
AZERBAIJAN (0) 0
Att: 1,645
Israel 1 Norway 3; Kosovo 0
P W D
Germany...........7 5 1
Norway..............7 4 2
Rep of Ireland..6 4 1
Kosovo...............8 2 2
Israel..................7 2 1
Azerbaijan........7 0 1
Germany 0.
L F A
1 23 6
1 15 6
1 10 3
4 5 13
4 10 16
6 3 22
GROUP 8
Liechtenstein 0 Bosnia-Herzegovina
erland 2 Portugal 4.
P W D L F
Bosnia-Herz’ 7 5 0 2 19
Portugal............6 4 1 1 17
Romania............6 3 3 0 9
Wales.................6 2 1 3 6
Switzerland......7 2 1 4 7
Liechtenstein...6 0 0 6 1
Pts
16
14
13
8
7
1
4; SwitzA
5
7
3
8
12
24
Pts
15
13
12
7
7
0
OTHERS: Group 1 - Croatia 4 Moldova 0;
Greece 3 Czech Rep 0. Group 3 - Georgia 2
Denmark 2; Poland 1 Lithuania 0. Group 6 Cyprus 0 Sweden 1; Turkey 4 Malta 2.
Group 7 - Austria 2 Macedonia 0; Gibraltar
0 Russia 5. Group 9 - Bulgaria 3 Slovenia 0;
Kazakhstan 3 Luxembourg 0; Montenegro 0
France 2.
EUROPEAN UNDER-19 CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING: Elite Round:
Group 2 - England 0 Macedonia 2.
P W D L F A Pts
England (Q).......3 2 0 1 7 3 6
Latvia.................3 2 0 1 5 6 6
Hungary............3 1 0 2 7 10 3
Macedonia........3 1 0 2 6 6 3
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Inverness
CT 1 Dundee Utd 0; St Mirren 5 Dumbarton 0.
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Albion 1
Arbroath 2; Raith 2 East Fife 0.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Berwick 2
Elgin 2; Cowdenbeath 0 Clyde 3; Stirling 2
Edinburgh City 2.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Eastleigh 2 Dover 1; Hartlepool 2 Bromley 1;
Macclesfield 1 Gateshead 0.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Alfreton Town 0 Kidderminster 2; Brackley 4
Boston Utd 1; Harrogate Town 1 Spennymoor
Town 2; Salford City 4 Blyth Spartans 1; York
3 Southport 2.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Concord Rangers 1 East Thurrock 4; Hemel
Hempstead 1 Bath City 1; Weston-S-Mare 1
Braintree Town 2.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Kettering 4 Dorchester 3; King’s Lynn Town 2
Basingstoke 1; St Ives Town 1 Royston Town
3; Stratford Town 1 Hitchin 2; Tiverton 2
Frome Town 2; Weymouth 1 Slough 0.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Dorking Wanderers 1
Leatherhead 1; Folkestone Invicta 2 Lowestoft
Town 1; Merstham 4 Burgess Hill Town 2;
Met Police 3 Needham Market 2; Staines
Town 2 Brightlingsea Regent 1.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Altrincham 5 Shaw Lane 1; Barwell 1 Stafford
Rangers 2; Marine 1 Nantwich Town 1;
Rushall Olympic 4 Ashton Utd 2; Stalybridge 1
Grantham 3; Warrington Town 1 Workington
1; Whitby 3 Mickleover Sports 2; Witton
Albion 2 Halesowen 3.
TENNIS
ATP & WTA MIAMI OPEN (Florida, USA):
Men: 3rd Rd - K Anderson (SA) bt K Khachanov (Rus) 4-6 6-2 6-3; A Zverev (Ger)
bt D Ferrer (Spa) 2-6 6-2 6-4; B Coric (Cro)
bt J Sock (US) 5-7 7-6 6-3; F Tiafoe (US)
bt T Berdych (Cze) 6-7 6-2 7-6. 4th Rd H Chung (Kor) bt J Sousa (Por) 6-4 6-3; J Isner
(US) bt M Cilic (Cro) 7-6 6-3; M Raonic (Can)
bt J Chardy (Fra) 6-3 6-4; J M Del Potro (Arg)
bt F Krajinovic (Ser) 6-4 6-2; Pablo Carreno
(Spa) bt F Verdasco (Spa) 6-0 6-3. Women:
4th Rd - D Collins (US) bt M Puig (Pue) 3-6
6-4 6-2; J Ostapenko (Lat) bt P Kvitova (Cze)
7-6 6-3. Quarter-final - S Stephens (US)
bt A Kerber (Ger) 6-1 6-2.
TODAY’S SPORT
FOOTBALL (7.45): Ladbrokes Premiership - St Johnstone v Hamilton. Bostik
Premier - Billericay v Harrow Borough.
Evo-Stik Northern Premier - Matlock
Town v Stourbridge.
CRICKET:
Tri-Nation
Women’s
Twenty20 Series - Australia v England
(Mumbai, India, 5.30am).
BASKETBALL: BBL Championship Sheffield v Worcester (7.30).
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NEW TWIST IN TAMPERING
G
NO BALLS
Bottling Oz chiefs clear coach
Lehmann over cheat scandal
...Vaughan says ‘My a***’
IF you want the definition of good
From JOHN ETHERIDGE
fortune in sport, look no further than
three players knew about the ballthe bald bloke surreptitiously speaking only
scuffing plan — even though Smith said it
into a walkie-talkie.
was concocted by the “leadership group?”
It is Darren Lehmann, head coach of the
Australian cricket team, who says he knew
nothing about his players’ attempts to tamper
with the ball.
Yes, that’s right. Nothing. Zero. Zilch.
Even though, when pictures of Cameron
Bancroft fiddling with yellow tape flashed on
the giant screen in Cape Town, Lehmann
was
straight
on
the
radio
to
Peter
Handscomb.
Twelfth-man Handscomb then ran out to
Bancroft to warn him he’d been rumbled.
Let’s say the walkie-talkie business was
innocent and he genuinely was in the dark
about the Aussies’ dark arts — Lehmann
should still have lost his job.
He is the man who has overseen, and
indeed encouraged, the culture that makes
Australia the most hated team in world
cricket.
Sacked captain Steve Smith and especially
attack dog, former vice-captain — should that
be captain of vice? — David Warner needed
mentoring and guidance.
They needed their excesses curbed and told
what is right and wrong.
Instead Lehmann, 48, let Warner off the
leash, apparently not remotely concerned as
he launched savage and often deeply personal
sledges at opponents.
Mind you, Lehmann has previous. He once
called the Sri Lankans “black c***s” and, in
2013, went on radio to encourage Aussie fans
to abuse Stuart Broad. Now he has the
hypocrisy to complain when a South African
fan had a pop at Warner.
As it is, Smith, Warner and Bancroft have
flown back from South Africa in disgrace
with the promise of heavy punishment while
Lehmann remains in charge.
Bearing in mind that Shane Warne was
banned for a year for taking an illegal
substance and Mohammad Amir for five years
and a prison sentence for bowling deliberate
no-balls, the trio are looking at a lengthy
period out of the game.
The
climate
is
tense
with
sponsors
demanding action, Aussie Prime Minister
Malcolm Turnbull weighing in and Cricket
Australia in the early stages of trying to
negotiate a new TV deal. It could cost the
game Down Under tens of millions of pounds.
That makes the survival of Teflon-coated
Lehmann even more surprising.
And are we seriously expected to believe
Zimb fixer’s
20-year ban
A ZIMBABWEAN has been
hit with a 20-year ban by
the International Cricket
Council for match-fixing.
Rajan Nayer, a member
of the country’s cricket
governing body until 2015,
admitted offering their
captain Graeme Cremer
£21,272 to influence the
outcome of the two-Test
home series with the West
Indies last October.
The ICC said: “The
seriousness was reflected
in the length of ban.”
As Michael Vaughan said on Twitter:
“My a***.”
Former England all-rounder Andrew
Flintoff accused the Aussies of institutionalised cheating.
He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Australia
attempted a lot of times to be ‘poor
us, we’re fine, we don’t cross the
mark’ but you do lads, you’ve
done it for years and years and
years and now you're getting
found out.
“What we’ve seen is cheating,
there’s no two ways about it. I
think it's very thick, embarrassing for the people involved.”
Warner is reportedly increasingly isolated from other players
and, before the team flew from
Cape Town to Johannesburg,
removed himself from a players’
WhatsApp group. He was seen at
the hotel drinking champagne
with non-cricket pals.
Veteran Aussie cricket writer
Robert
Craddock
wrote:
“When Warner is banned,
there will not be a
single tear shed for
him
by
anyone
at
UNWANTED BAGGAGE
Cricket Australia. Many
. . . shamed skipper Smith
in high office cannot
and Bancroft (below)
stand him.”
yesterday after Cape
England head coach
Town cheat storm (inset)
Trevor Bayliss believes
the Aussies had it coming because of their
aggressive,
hypocritical
approach to cricket.
Bayliss admitted he is
“embarrassed”
to
be
Australian in the wake of
the scandal.
He used to coach New
South Wales and knows
Smith and Warner well.
Bayliss added: “A lot of
what they’re copping comes from
the way they’ve played their game.
“It’s almost like teams and people
around the world have been waiting
for them to stuff up so they can lay
the boot in.”
Tweet @JohnSunCricket
TEST CHANCE FOR
LIAM LIVINGSTONE is From JOHN ETHERIDGE
being considered for a
two of them are
Test debut with Moeen only
likely to be chosen.
Ali facing the axe.
All-rounder Moeen, 30,
LIVINGSTONE . . . chance
England
are
finally
losing patience with their
travelling
flops
after
defeats in TEN of their
last 12 Tests overseas.
Lancashire
batsman
Livingstone,
24,
fast
bowler Mark Wood, 28,
and 26-year-old rookie
spinner Jack Leach are
all in with a chance of
playing on Friday. But
has endured a miserable
winter and taken just
five wickets in six Tests
as well as struggling with
the bat.
He
and
Somerset’s
Craig Overton, 23, are the
men most under threat
following defeat by an
innings and 49 runs in
the First Test against
New
Zealand.
Head
coach Trevor Bayliss said:
“Having lost the First
Test, others will certainly
come into contention.
“We’ve given a lot of
guys an opportunity and
they haven’t really grabbed hold of it. At some
stage, we have to look at
who is next. That will be
discussed over the next
couple of days.”
Having lost five of their
six Test matches this
winter, this is a huge
game for England.
If Livingstone plays, he
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CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
SUTHERLAND . . . probe
COVER
From Back Page
get
this,
Australian
cricket is in deep s***!”
Cricket Australia chief
exec James Sutherland
said a probe revealed
only three people knew
of the plot to scuff the
ball in the Third Test
against South Africa.
That is despite Smith
confessing a “leadership
group” had a pre-meditated plan to cheat.
Sutherland’s
claim
was blasted by English
legends Kevin Pietersen
and Michael Vaughan.
Pietersen
tweeted:
“Lehmann
never
knew…” with 100 crying with laughter emojis
and 12 Pinocchios.
Vaughan wrote: “Only
3 people knew...my a***.
“The hole has just got
deeper and bigger for
Cricket Australia.
“Cam Bancroft must
be captaincy material
...in
the
leadership
group in his 7th Test!”
Ex-England fast bowler
Bob Willis said: “I find
it remarkable Lehmann
did not know anything
about this.”
Sutherland
added:
“The preliminary findings confirm that prior
knowledge of the incident was confined to
the three players. The
sanctions against them
will be significant.
“No other players and
support staff had prior
knowledge, this includes
Darren Lehmann.
“He will continue to
coach the team.”
Smith
and
Warner
face a year’s ban, which
means they would miss
this summer’s five oneday internationals in
England but should be
available for next year’s
World Cup and Ashes.
The ICC say they will
not investigate suggestions Australia tampered
with the ball during
their 4-0 Ashes triumph.
Vaughan said: “I am
pretty sure it was going
on throughout the Ashes
series. I look at the
amount of tape some of
the fielders have worn.”
LIAM
will have jumped ahead
of
Hampshire
skipper
James Vince, who played
all five Ashes Tests.
Leach has been the
most successful spinner
in county cricket over the
last two years, while
Wood is fit after years of
chronic ankle problems.
Bayliss
added:
“We
have a number of guys
who haven’t really nailed
down their position. Anyone who isn’t performing
will be spoken about —
do we make a change?”
THEN . . .
Bancroft and
Smith all smiles
at The Ashes
AND NOW . . .
the Aussies face
the music in
South Africa
Aussie morality?
It’s more like a
kangaroo court
AS long as games are played, We’ve learned the startling fact that ‘leadership group’ apparently needed
the Australian cricket board actually to police an 11-man cricket team, carpetthere will be cheating.
As long as there is professional sport,
some of those cheats will prosper.
There will be match-fixing and
doping and diving and conning.
The enormity of the reaction to the
Australian cricket scandal, which erupted
at the Cape Town Test against South
Africa, will not change any of that.
This Australian team have been a
sanctimonious bunch, now shown up as
hypocrites with two faces as different
as the sides of a tampered ball.
Suddenly they’re the high-horsemen
of the apocalypse, in baggy green
dunce caps.
The key players — skipper Steve
Smith, his deputy dawg David Warner,
and their hapless patsy Cameron
Bancroft — will be severely punished
and tarnished for life as ‘cheats’.
But despite the national outrage,
which has echoed around the cricketing
world, the Aussies are already in
damage-limitation mode.
Their non-stick coach Darren Lehmann will remain in his post — apparently having used his walkie-talkie to
order pizza while his team were trying
to cover up their skulduggery.
Sportsmen will cheat again. Cricketers
will cheat again. After a brief interlude,
Australian cricketers will cheat again.
A few lessons will be learned from
the shaming of Smith and his men.
ANTHONY
JOSHUA
v
Joseph
Parker
ought to be a
cracking fight.
But
when
Sky
frontman Adam Smith
declared at yesterday’s
press conference that
the
“blue
riband
heavyweight division has
never
been
more
exciting”, you did have to
wonder what Muhammad
(right),
George
Ali
Foreman
and
Joe
Frazier would have
made of it.
employs a ‘head of integrity’ . . .
We also learned that Test cricket still
matters and that when cricket goes
rogue, it is a matter important enough
for heads of state to address.
Another lesson is this: If you’re going
to cheat, don’t cheat as brazenly and as
badly as the Aussies did. If you’re going
to cheat, don’t get caught.
This story is massive, just as the
Harlequins rugby union joke-shop blood
capsule story was massive because the
crime was so utterly stupid.
After all the understandable moralising is done, that’s the reality.
And for England, another key lesson
is they must never, ever take lectures
from these people again — a fact which
Lehmann’s escape only underlines.
England must never be cowed by
Australia’s self-appointed status as the
morality police of world cricket.
There is nothing in the sporting
world to compare with the frothymouthed state of the Australian nation
during an Ashes series.
The weight of a hostile public and
a uniquely one-eyed media was lined up
against the England team and they wilted.
Bancroft, memorably, destroyed Jonny
Bairstow in deadpan fashion after a playful head-butt in a bar, as Smith tittered
alongside him at a press conference.
Nathan Lyon, another of the five-man
bombed the Poms with insults about
how scared they were of fast bowling.
And in response, England appeared
intimidated on and off the field.
Crucially, the ECB refused to allow
their best player Ben Stokes to play in
their most important series, for fear of
upsetting a nation prone to moral outrage.
Stokes had been arrested after an
incident outside a Bristol nightclub but
he was, and remains, innocent until
proven guilty.
That the all-rounder has since been
freed to play for England in the current
series against New Zealand makes his
Ashes ban seem even more ludicrous.
Yet back in Australia, any suggestion
that Stokes might have been cleared to
play in the Ashes was greeted with a
hysteria which frightened the English.
Of course, they can now enjoy the
public humiliation of their bitterest
rivals — and with many current team
members the enmity is deeply personal.
But the lessons England must learn
are not the obvious ones about behaving like good boys.
Of course, they must not cheat as
obviously as Australia’s disgraced Blue
Peter cheaters with their makeshift
sticky-tape sandpaper.
Yet most importantly, they must not
allow themselves to be bullied into
timidity as they were this winter.
DOOM AND BLOOM
BEFORE
the
Beijing
Olympics, I was going
to die from smog.
Before
the
South
Africa World Cup I was
going to die in a carjacking — and they sent
me to a hotel in Reading
where I had to French
kiss a hairy bloke off the
news desk in a perfunctory stab at first aid.
They told me about improvised explosive devices — and
I got a ‘hostile environment
training course’ certificate
for that one. Before the Euros
in Ukraine, I was going to die
amid widespread thuggery and
racial hatred.
Before both the World Cup
and the Olympics in Rio, I was
going to be mugged, kidnapped
and
murdered
by
favela
dwellers.
An excitable journalist went
on the telly and confidently predicted that Roy Hodgson would
die and Wayne Rooney would
be held hostage there in 2014.
At the Winter Olympics last
month, it was a race between
hypothermia, the norovirus and
57
AS we
head back into
league football, just a
reminder of a couple of
house rules, because some
of you haven’t been complying:
1. Don’t mention your fantasy
league team in public if you’re
older than 12.
2. Nobody cares about near
misses on your fixed-odds coupon. You’ve bet on six likely
results. It’s not bad luck
when five come in and
the other doesn’t.
Thanks.
nuclear war as to what
was going to kill me.
This time it’s espionage and poisoning that
will finish me off at the Russia
World Cup.
No, I don’t think Russia
should be staging this World
Cup, nor Qatar the next one —
but forgive me if I don’t start
wetting myself at all the scare
stories.
I’ve heard them all before.
And the truth is that people are
generally at their best behaviour
when there’s a major tournament or an Olympic Games on.
ARSENE WENGER
says Arsenal fans
who want him out
are driven by ‘age
discrimination’.
A run of eight
defeats in 13
matches
this
year suggested
it might be
to do with
‘results discrimination’.
Sir
Alex
Ferguson
won
two league titles
while older than
the 68-year-old
Wenger is now
and Manchester
United
fans
hardly ran him
out of town.
BUNCH
OF SILLY
ASSES
YOU tend to hear
them first.
They honk at each
other like sexuallyfrustrated sea lions
rather than speaking
discernible English.
Then you see them
colonising
towns,
spreading their arms
wide and bellowing
obscenities in shows
of ‘defiance’ against
local people quietly
going about their
business.
Hear them shout
about World War II at
people whose nations
were actually occupied during it.
In Malta last year
and again in Amsterdam last Friday, a
sizeable minority of
England’s
travelling
fans made you feel
thoroughly ashamed.
The FA have now
decided that they will
not arrange any more
Friday-night friendlies
in ‘stag do’ venues.
It’s not as if they
weren’t warned that a
Friday-night trip to
Amsterdam was asking for aggro.
The barn door has
been slammed after
the donkeys bolted.
FORMER England
women’s
boss
Mark Sampson has
been accused in a
Uefa report of
threatening
a
woman with a
metal pole.
He has also
been accused of
racism
and
an
inappropriate relationship with a
female player in
a previous job.
He was cleared of
racism, but no wonder Phil Neville was
waved through after
a few sexist gags.
After Sampson (left),
the FA’s bar is set
remarkably low.
58 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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SKIPPER’S OPEN LETTER TO FANS
By JORDAN DAVIES
WEST HAM skipper Mark Noble
has written an open letter to
fans warning: Behave or we
could be relegated.
It follows the disgraceful violence
and pitch invasions at the London
Stadium during the 3-0 Premier
League loss to Burnley on March 10.
This Saturday, the Hammers host
Southampton in their first league
outing since the game that Noble, 30,
labelled as “one of my toughest days
in nearly 20 years.”
West Ham are just one place above
the drop zone after four defeats in
their last five games.
Noble wrote: “I am writing to you
as a proud captain and lifelong supporter of our great club, West Ham.
“Our last home game against
Burnley was one of my toughest days
in nearly 20 years at West Ham and
I never want to see scenes like that
again. None of us do.
“I desperately want us to do well
and for everyone to be happy, players
and fans, but that day was one which
none of us can look back on with
any pride.
“We have eight Premier League
matches left to play and, if we win
three or four of them, we should
achieve what every one of us wants
and that is to stay in this division.
“Five of those eight games are at the
London Stadium and, with your energy
and support, we will have a better
chance of getting the wins we need.
“Results are all that matter and
that is true now, more than ever.
“We need everyone to be together
and to be behind the team, because
positive vibes inspire the players.
“On the flip side, negativity can
affect
players’
concentration
and
confidence, as I believe it did in the
second half against Burnley.
“I can understand the frustrations
some are feeling.
This season has
not gone how we
had all hoped, but
I would ask you
to channel your
passion
to
get
behind the team
and we can sit
down and reassess things in the
summer.”
Against Burnley,
fans hurled coins
at the directors’
box
with
one
hitting joint chairman David Sullivan — while Noble
and other players grappled with fans
during four separate pitch invasions.
An investigation last week from
Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed there
were 150 reported incidents — including 26 attempted pitch invasions.
West Ham have issued life bans to
five fans involved in the pitch
invasions plus more to thugs involved
in the violence.
But fans are still arranging “peaceful” pre-match protests on Saturday.
Some
supporters
are
already
disgruntled before the Saints clash —
with one disabled season ticket
holder being ordered to move to
protect the directors’ box.
One section of the crowd in front
of the seats of co-owners David Gold
and Sullivan turned around and
tossed objects against Burnley.
As a result, barriers will be erected
in front of the box — meaning that a
fan of 14 years has been transferred
to another area of the ground.
The season ticket-holder said: “I
was offered a move to a downgraded
seat which I refused. I paid for the
best view and that’s what I’d like.
“I was told that was no longer
an option and they asked again
where would I like to move
to?
My
response
was
‘nowhere’, you can refund me
the rest of my season ticket’.”
Mayor Khan met with club
vice-chairman Karren Brady
(above) yesterday for the first
time since the incident.
They discussed a range of
issues,
including
improving
operator
standards
and
making the London Stadium
have the look and ‘feel’ of
West Ham.
Khan had described the
earlier events at the London
Stadium as a ‘disgrace’ and
claimed the trouble had been ‘apparently planned and co-ordinated’ — but
West Ham fans deny this.
BEHAVE
OR ELSE
6We won’t
beat drop
unless you
back us7
- MARK NOBLE
RED FLAG . . . West Ham
stars try to get fan to leave
GET OFF . . . Noble
clashes with a fan
during ‘disgraceful’
game with Burnley
SULLIVAN . . . targeted
Summit
to calm
the fury
EXCLUSIVE
By ANDREW DILLON
WEST HAM fans will today
hold a summit to avoid a
repeat of the ugly scenes
at their last home game.
Six supporters groups
planned a conference call
to settle on a peaceful
protest
strategy
for
Saturday’s home match
with Southampton.
The club gave out five
lifetime bans after pitch
invasions at the 3-0 loss
to Burnley on March 10.
That match also saw
Hammers fans fighting
each other and rounding
on the directors’ box —
as joint-chairman David
Sullivan was struck on the
glasses by a coin.
Greg Smith, spokesman
for the Real West Ham
Fans Group, said: “We
don’t want pitch invasions, fighting, or anything that is going to
distract the team from
their job.
“If people want to
make their feelings
known about issues
they should be allowed
to but none of us want
another episode like
the Burnley game.
“We don’t know if
there are fans, or
fans groups out there
who want to protest
even, but the idea of
us coming together
to talk is to make
sure everyone’s on
the same page.”
Similar
outbreaks of unrest in
Stratford could result
in games being played
behind closed doors.
Extra
police
and
security are being drafted
in for the last four home
games as West Ham fight
for top-flight survival.
Some
other
groups
invited to today’s talks
include West Ham Fans
TV, Crossed Hammers and
Over Land And Sea.
One suggestion is a
“static protest” — with
fans gathering outside the
ground to voice issues.
Smith said: “We have
said we recognise that the
board
of
directors
is
here
and
we have to
work with
them.”
Hammers
fan moved
to tears
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ClubV
country
ONLY
59
CHANGES . . . Coutinho could play for Barca and Liverpool
OFF COURSE . . . Bale
was banned from golf by
boss Ryan Giggs during
Wales’ trip to China
GIGGS BANS GARETH
FROM PLAYING GOLF*
Uefa kick out
cup-tied rule
UEFA have abolished rules which cup-tied players
for European competitions.
The changes, which start next season, will prevent
the current situation where January signings Philippe
Coutinho and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cannot
represent their new employers Barcelona and Arsenal
respectively.
But some will see the move as another concession
to the richest clubs, who will now have even less
hesitation in hoovering up talent in the winter
transfer window. At the
moment stars like former
By DAN KING
Liverpool idol Coutinho —
who have played in the League. The fear with the
Champions
League
or changes is that mega-rich
Europa League for one clubs like Barca, Real
club — are prevented Madrid, PSG, City and
from representing another United will make even
club in the same compe- more January swoops for
players who have starred
tition that season.
the
Champions
Changing
the
rules in
knowing
they
could see a scenario League,
where a player helps a will be immediately eligito
play
—
even
club
qualify
for
the ble
knockout stages and then against their old clubs.
There is no appetite
faces and beats them
among the English footwith his new team.
The existing rules also ball authorities to abolish
stop players who have their own cup-tied rules
represented a club in one for domestic tournaments.
Another change from
competition from playing
against them in the other next season is clubs in
Uefa competitions will be
tournament.
For example, Aubamey- able to use a fourth sub
ang (below) turned out in extra-time, a move in
with
changes
for Borussia Dortmund in line
the Champions League approved by lawmakers
group stage but they fin- the International Football
ished third so dropped Association Board.
And in the European
down into the Europa
League, where his new Super Cup, Champions
and
Europa
club Arsenal were also League
League finals, managers
competing.
can name a 23-man
In
contrast,
the
squad and 12 subs.
swap deal between
The
Champions
Arsenal and ManLeague group stage
chester
United
schedules will also
involving
Alexis
be revamped, with
Sanchez and Hentwo games on Tuesrikh
Mkhitaryan
day and two on
did
not
prevent
Wednesday starting at
either player from
5.55pm our time and
playing for their
the rest at 8pm.
new club as
The
final
Arsenal
group
stage
started the
games will
season
in
all kick off
the Europa
at the same time.
From PHIL CADDEN in Nanning
RYAN GIGGS banned Gareth Bale
from the golf course — in case
hamstring injuries during his playing
he got injured.
career — was meticulous in
Wales’ rookie boss told the Real
his approach and his attention to detail even extended
to talks with Bale over his
choice of wheels.
It
is
understood
Giggs
advised Bale not to go back to driving
sports cars to protect his hamstrings.
The former Tottenham star previously
revealed he will stick with his Range
Rover, although he is believed to still
have an Audi A8 Spyder and a
Lamborghini in the garage.
But Giggs has talked publicly of the
benefits of using just one vehicle —
with the same seat — to help steer
clear of injuries.
The ex-winger, who made a club
record 963 appearances for United and
played until he was 40, cited the
impact on his hamstring when he used
different clutches.
Back in 2003, Giggs said: “My love of
cars is well known. I used to switch
models every few months.
“Experts told me the different clutch
pedals on my cars might have been
putting extra stress on my left leg.
“I decided to stick with the same car
and it seems to have done the trick.”
Giggs’ squad landed back in the UK
yesterday with Bale then flying on to
Spain.
Part of the agreement allowing
players to appear in the China Cup
was they would be available to report
to their clubs today if needed.
The Wales stars kept their clocks
four hours ahead of UK time during
the trip instead of eight in an effort to
avoid major jet lag.
Aston Villa centre-back James Chester, 29, revealed: “It’s been a bit strange
staying up till half-three, four in the
morning, having your breakfast at one.
“But it was to make sure when we
got home it’s not as difficult to get
back to normal life, because some of us
have some massive games coming up.
“It was a very long time ago when I
last stayed up that late and it certainly
won’t be a regular thing.”
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Madrid megastar to steer clear of fast
cars for the sake of his career, too.
Golf nut Bale, 28, fancied a quick 18
holes with some of the other squad
members for Saturday afternoon in
China and even got Welsh FA staff to
help with the planning.
But it is believed Giggs, 44, ordered
the £89million forward to avoid any
demanding physical activity in his
spare time, particularly anything that
puts a strain on his back . . . such as
swinging a golf club.
Instead, the squad focused on football
—
with
table
tennis,
cards
and
big-screen telly to amuse them during
their down time at the team’s five-star
base for the China Cup here.
It remains to be seen if Giggs’ golf
ban is a one-off or will apply for all
Wales internationals.
If it is the latter, the news would be
a huge blow for the likes of Bale and
fellow Euro 2016 heroes Aaron Ramsey,
Chris Gunter and Wayne Hennessey.
They are all regulars on the course
at
the
national
squad’s
Vale
of
Glamorgan base near Cardiff.
Bale has even built a course of some
of the world’s most famous golf holes
in his back garden in Spain.
Only last week, he posted a video of
his personal course in Madrid which
features detailed replicas of the 12th
hole at Augusta, Royal Troon’s Postage
Stamp and the infamous par-three
17th at Sawgrass.
Bale hit a hat-trick as Wales
thrashed China 6-0 on Thursday in
Giggs’ first match as boss yet failed to
sparkle in Monday’s 1-0 defeat by
Uruguay.
He has missed 14 games for Real this
season with calf and hamstring problems and was also forced out of Wales’
two deciding World Cup qualifiers
against Georgia and Republic of Ireland
as Chris Coleman’s side failed to qualify for this summer’s finals in Russia.
But Manchester United legend Giggs
— who had his own struggles with
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
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60 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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WORLD CUP WARM-UPP
JESUS . . . holding out
City wait
for Jesus
By OSCAR PAUL
GABRIEL JESUS is at
loggerheads with Etihad
chiefs after rejecting the
club’s latest contract offer.
The £28.6million Brazilian earns £65,000 a week
at Manchester City.
But he turned down a
pay rise to £90,000 and
postponed further talks
until after the World Cup.
City opened discussions
over a new deal in December. But Jesus, 20, is
holding out for at least
£100,000 per week.
The club also offered a
two-year contract extension that would have tied
him to City until 2023.
There is no suggestion
the striker wants to leave
the champions-elect but
his advisers feel City are
devaluing his worth.
Jesus — who scored
Brazil’s winner in Germany
last night — hit eight
goals in his first 11 games
this term but has just one
for City since returning
from injury in February.
Germany v Brazil Report
— See Goals Pages 4,5
RUSSIA 2018
COUNTDOWN
78
DAYS TO GO
THE World Cup in
Argentina in ’78 is
the only tournament
that has seen the
host nation win the
event and pick up the
Golden Boot too.
In a finals remembered for the tickertape
welcome
by
Argentina fans every
time the hosts played,
Cesar Menotti’s side
beat
Holland
3-1
after extra-time.
Striker Mario Kempes finished as the
top scorer with six
goals — including
two in the final.
Wolves in
money
By GRAEME BRYCE
WOLVES’
owners
have
revealed they are worth a
staggering £60billion.
Chinese
investment
group Fosun, who bought
the Molineux side for
£30m in the summer of
2016, saw group profits
rise by £1.5bn last year
with turnover up £10bn.
Founder and chairman
Guo Guangchang hailed
2017 as the “strongest
financial year ever”.
Championship
leaders
Wolves can seal promotion
to the Premier League in
four games’ time —
12 months ahead of
Fosun’s original three-year
business plan.
Gareth’s
brave calls
are right
up our Alli
NO MORE MR NICE GUY
FOR a softly-spoken safepair-of-hands
‘yes
man’,
Gareth Southgate doesn’t
half go about upsetting a lot
of people.
England’s manager, so often
caricatured incorrectly as a Mr
Nice Guy, started his reign by
freezing out his nation’s all-time
record goalscorer, Wayne Rooney.
And he has continued to show
scant regard for the reputations of
the few England players who even
have reputations in the wider world.
Dele Alli is the latest to feel
Southgate’s displeasure.
To leave England’s most naturallygifted footballer out of the starting
line-up for both of these two
friendlies against Holland and Italy
was a remarkable snub.
To not even bring him on as a
substitute against the Azzurri has
made a serious issue of the matter,
whatever the manager may claim
in public.
There have been suggestions he
was not pleased by the behaviour of
Dele and other England substitutes
during Friday’s win in Holland. He
Dave Kidd
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
came on for the final quarter in
Amsterdam, at which point England
tailed off, fellow sub Jamie Vardy
failing to touch the ball at all at
centre forward.
Even worse for Dele was the fact
Southgate was proved right by
selecting Jesse Lingard
in
front
of
him
again here.
The
Manchester
United man set up
England’s winner with
a
brilliant
piece
of
quick thinking.
And
with
Raheem
Sterling also excelling, Dele
is now firmly on the outside
looking in.
The late VAR controversy, which
saw England concede their first
goal in six matches via a
Lorenzo Insigne penalty, made
Dele’s complete exclusion a less
glaring success.
But there were still more positives
than negatives from this friendly.
It is always a bold move to leave
out big-name players.
But when you are such a beggar in
terms of options, it is even more of a
gamble to be choosy.
Yet Southgate (left) hasn’t flinched
and fortune has favoured
his bravery.
Dele’s one-finger salute
to the referee against
Slovakia
here
in
September, which earned
him a one-match ban
against Slovenia the
following month,
did not go down
well
with
his
manager.
It
was
a
reminder that his temperament might
yet prove costly in the heat of a
big tournament.
He
is
also
aware
that
the
Tottenham kid has been distracted by
off-field issues in a patchy season at
club level.
Yet for Southgate, a huge factor is
that Lingard has been in far
better form.
And, needing to sacrifice one
attacking player to accommodate his
preferred back three, Dele looks like
being the unlucky lamb.
Southgate doesn’t tend to machinegun his victims, preferring a subtle
thrust of the stiletto. But the end
result is the same.
He’s done for senior players such
as Theo Walcott, Chris Smalling and
Gary Cahill as well as Rooney and,
despite a recall for this squad, has
never been more than lukewarm
about Jack Wilshere.
He will not be too heartbroken that
the Arsenal man’s injury record has
caught up with him again.
Employing a back three is another
ballsy punt, given that England seem
to have few viable options in
that area.
But, although friendlies are so often
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
BIG -MATCH VERDICT
HOW THEY
RATED...
JACK BUTLAND
Facing a penalty was
his only action. In a
fight with Pickford for
the keeper’s jersey and
is currently in second
place..........6 out of 10
KYLE WALKER
Has been a revelation
on the right side of a
central three. Every
chance he stays there
for the two friendlies
in June. Booked. ........ 7
JOHN STONES
He impressed against
Holland but struggled
here in the first half.
Ball hammered into his
face and he went off
on 73 minutes............6
JAMES TARKOWSKI
A big night for the
Burnley man. Passing
could have been better
and then gave away
late penalty with foul
on Federico Chiesa....6
17 GRAND-AD
NO GARD FEELINGS . . . Lingard gets stuck in last
night after Three Lions boss Southgate named him
and Oxlade-Chamberlain (above) as his first-choice
midfield ahead of Tottenham ace Dele (left)
LEWIS COOK made his England debut off the
bench — and earned his grandad £17,000.
Four years ago, Trevor Burlingham bet
£500 at odds of 33/1 that Lewis would make
his England bow before his 26th birthday.
And when the Bournemouth midfielder, 21,
replaced Jesse Lingard in the 71st minute,
proud grandad Trevor was left quids in.
Goals conceded
6
5
When England concede
under Southgate
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inconclusive or downright misleading,
the system is working well, with Kyle
Walker impressing since moving
inside from full-back.
It is inherently risky to play the
ball out from the back, as proved
when John Stones was slapdash in
possession and slipped to allow Ciro
Immobile an early sight at goal.
At
some
point
there will probably
be
a
high-profile
blunder in Russia
stemming
from
England’s
purefootballing fixation.
But you’d imagine
Southgate
would
maintain the courage
of his convictions
HONOUR
even then.
This
was . . . Ethan, son
England’s
last of grieving Sky
star Simon
fixture
before
he
Thomas, led
intends to name his
23-man
squad
England out
for Russia.
with Eric Dier
Often a manager
will talk of having
a
‘nice
kind
of
headache’
when
spoilt for choice. But
in many areas of the pitch, this is
more a case of ‘who the hell else
is there?’
Hence Jake Livermore’s continued
presence in the squad.
Yet Southgate has been working
pretty damned well with the slim
pickings he’s got.
England
look
an
intelligentlycoached team, even
with their lack of
human resources.
And
while
the
early
signs
were
shaky last night —
Immobile
should
have buried a closerange header with
the game scoreless —
they profited from
Lingard’s
superb
opportunism.
When Sterling was
bundled
over,
Lingard killed the
ball with his hand
and
slipped
an
immediate free-kick
to
Vardy,
who
hammered it into the
roof of the net.
The United man,
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who scored his first England goal
against Holland on Friday, should
share the assist with German referee
Deniz Aytekin for the way he allowed
play to flow.
Dele will make Southgate’s 23-man
squad – there will be no repeat of
Glenn
Hoddle
kyboshing
Paul
Gascoigne to the gentle sound of jazz
music in a La Manga hotel room
before France ‘98.
But the odds are now strongly
against him starting England’s opener
with Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18.
Perhaps Dele will finish the season
with a flourish and win back that
starting berth — Southgate will surely
be hoping as much.
But this quiet bloke, brought up in
a middle-class family in Crawley, has
a touch of the assassin about him.
Quite unlike Roy Hodgson, who
shoehorned Rooney into his Euro 2016
team and included Wilshere when
not fully fit, Southgate is never
star-struck.
There will not be a single England
player feeling comfortable about their
place
in
Russia
after
Dele’s
treatment. You suspect that is exactly
how the manager wants it.
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KIERAN TRIPPIER
Once
again
looked
comfortable at wingback and his delivery
from set-pieces was
decent. He is growing
in stature....................7
ALEX OXLADECHAMBERLAIN
Dived trying to win a
penalty but will be
pleased with his effort
and is sure to be on
the plane. Booked ..... 6
JESSE LINGARD
Has done his chances
a power of good. Dele
Alli should be worried.
Quick thinking for the
free-kick that led to
Vardy’s goal................7
Games 16
Goals conceded 10
3
1
6
ERIC DIER
Captain held together
the midfield, put his
foot in on a few decent
tackles and he also
moved forward with
confidence .................. 7
MINS
SO WHO’S ON
THE PLANE?
SunSport’s top football
writers pick their final
23 for the World Cup.
DAVE KIDD
Butland, Pickford, Heaton,
Walker, Trippier, Gomez,
Stones, Maguire, Jones,
Rose, Young, Lingard,
Henderson, Dier, Dele,
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sterling,
Lallana, Loftus-Cheek, Kane, Vardy,
Rashford, Welbeck.
NEIL ASHTON
Butland, Pickford, Heaton,
Walker, Trippier, Gomez,
Stones, Mawson, Maguire,
Young,
Rose,
Dier,
Henderson,
Livermore,
Dele, Sterling, Lingard,
Lallana,
Oxlade-Chamberlain,
Rashford, Kane, Vardy, Welbeck.
CHARLIE WYETT
Butland, Pickford, Hart,
Walker, Trippier, Gomez,
Stones, Maguire, Rose,
Young,
Loftus-Cheek,
Lingard, Henderson, Dier,
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dele,
Sterling, Lallana, Wilshere, Vardy,
Rashford, Kane, Welbeck.
ASHLEY YOUNG
First England start for
five years but the
Manchester United ace
looked solid. Switched
from left wing-back to
right. Booked..............7
RAHEEM STERLING
STAR MAN. A hell of a
lot stronger than a year
ago and proved it in
the build-up to Vardy’s
goal. Got kicked — but
just battled on ............ 8
JAMIE VARDY
Outstanding, powerful
finish for his seventh
England goal. Proved
we still have a goal
threat even if Harry
Kane is out ................ 7
SUBSTITUTES
ADAM LALLANA (left) (OxladeChamberlain 60)......................6
DANNY ROSE (Trippier 60)....6
LEWIS COOK (Lingard 71)......6
MARCUS RASHFORD (Vardy
70)...........................................6
JORDAN HENDERSON (Stones
73)...........................................6
ITALY: Donnarumma 6, Zappacosta
6, Rugani 6, Bonucci 6, De Sciglio
6, Pellegrini 6 (Gagliardini 79, 5),
Jorginho 6, Parolo 5, Candreva 7
(Chiesa 56, 6), Immobile 5 (Belotti
64, 6), Insigne 5.
RATINGS by CHARLIE WYETT
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IT’S RUSSIAN
World
Cup will be a farce with
TOP BIN . . . Jamie Vardy
blasts England Wembley
opener into the top corner
MATCH STATS
Pictures: RICHARD PELHAM
and JAMIE McPHILIMEY
ENGLAND
ITALY
48%..............Possession..............52%
6/3........Shots on/off target ........2/5
3................Blocked shots ................2
8.....................Corners.....................3
10..............Fouls conceded..............8
3/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........0/0
THERE is one guaranteed
way to suck the life out of
a World Cup.
VAR. That blasted technology
being crowbarred into the
beautiful
game
before
the
tournament
has
a
lot
to
answer for.
It did for England here, of course
it did.
This is another irritation, a giant
carbuncle on the game that is sure
to cause all kinds of confusion
when the World Cup gets underway
in Russia in June.
James Tarkowski undoubtedly —
but surely accidentally — stepped on
Federico Chiesa’s right foot as the
Italian made his way into the
England box five minutes from time.
The interminable delay, the anxious wait before the penalty was
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ASHTON
CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER
awarded, changed the atmosphere
inside Wembley at a stroke.
More than 80,000 England fans
had been buoyed by a pacey,
technical, measured performance
from Gareth Southgate’s side.
They were a goal to the good,
protecting the 1-0 lead given to
them when Jamie Vardy smashed a
shot into the roof of Gianluigi
Donnarumma’s net 27 minutes in.
Was the call to penalise Tarkowski, making his debut in an
England shirt, a “clear and obvious”
error by German ref Deniz Aytekin? No. Even the Italians did not
think it was worth arguing over,
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yet the VAR official buzzed Aytekin
who took a look at the pitchside
screen before pointing to the spot.
Finally, Lorenzo Insigne took the
chance to equalise from the spot.
The Italian playmaker took it,
beating
England
keeper
Jack
Butland with a confident strike.
At the World Cup, these are the
sort of excruciating decisions that
England — or anyone else for that
matter — will have to deal with.
If this had been knockout football, they would have to start all
over again, to reboot before the
start of extra-time.
It is another problem-solving
exercise for the 11 men on the field.
Fate seems to conspire against
England at tournaments. Remember
Sol Campbell’s disallowed goal
against Argentina in 98, Frank
Lampard’s against Germany in 2010.
Damn VAR, craved by coaches
LORENZO INSIGNE’S penalty for Italy
was the first goal England had
conceded in 10 hours and 24 minutes
(624mins) — since Stanislav Lobotka
netted for Slovakia last September.
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and clubs in the Premier League, is
the sort of innovation you just
know will cost England at the
World Cup.
Southgate’s side had been looking
good for the win, building on the
draws with Germany and Brazil,
plus Friday’s 1-0 victory in Holland.
They look like they are in
tournament mode.
England were in a hurry, taking
advantage of Italy’s sleepy defence
when Vardy put them ahead.
It was all done at breakneck
speed, with Jesse Lingard’s ingenuity teeing up a classic Vardy chance
after Raheem Sterling had been
fouled.
Lingard was razor-sharp, quick
on the draw when Sterling was
bundled over as this ball of energy
made his way towards goal.
They are hurtling towards the
World Cup now, speeding towards
ENGLAND have now drawn
three successive games at
Wembley — v Germany,
Brazil and Italy — for the
first time in their history.
the tournament after extending
their unbeaten run to a eight
games.
You can win a World Cup with a
game to spare on that form.
The key to it all seems to be
Sterling.
The Manchester City man is on
fire, grilling this Italian defence
every time he had a touch of the
ball.
Good for him because he has
taken a kicking off England fans
over the past couple of years.
Sterling is feeling the love now,
with raw emotion bouncing off the
stands after this dizzying spell in
an England shirt.
It was only a day earlier when
Sterling had been talking about the
little coaching tips the great Pep
Guardiola has passed on to him.
One of them, opening his body
up instead of taking an unneces-
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JAMIE VARDY scored his first
England goal since March 26
2017 against Lithuania — 366
days
ago.
It
was
his
seventh goal for Three Lions.
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VARDY 26
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JAMES TARKOWSKI has come a
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playing in the Championship for
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TACKLING
Was doing just fine until he
pulled back Federico Chiesa
and allowed the lightweight
Italian to win a contentious
late penalty for Italy.
A harsh introduction to the
dark arts of international
football for Tarkowski.
WHERE’S VAR WHEN
YOU NEED IT . . .
two Italians encroach in
the box as Insigne levels
HEADING
The Burnley centre-back was
a
dominant
force
at
set-pieces — both in defence
and attack.
But Italy are not exactly a
long-ball team, so his superb
aerial
ability
was
never
seriously tested.
AWARENESS
Communicated
well
with
wing-back Ashley Young and
was always alert to the
potential threats from the
Italians.
A lot more switched on
than John Stones at the
heart of the defence.
REF RIDE . . . Walker gives Chiesa an earful but Deniz Aytekin points to the spot after help from VAR
PASSING
sary touch of the ball with the outside of his boot, presented Vardy with
his first chance.
That one was blocked when Italy
left-back Mattia de Sciglio came
haring across the penalty area with a
perfectly-executed challenge.
There was more to come from him.
Sterling drew the foul that led to
the opening goal, luring Italian
defender Marco Parolo into a clumsy
challenge outside the area.
Lingard spotted the opening, immediately putting the ball down before
setting Vardy free.
The Leicester man’s finish was
ruthless and empathic, drilled into
the top corner. Nothing could stop a
strike like that.
This was a faster England, upping the
tempo in this final tune-up game before
Southgate gets down to the nitty-gritty
of selecting a squad in May.
Options are emerging. He can be
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pleased with Ashley Young, with his
experience and attitude adding a
soothing voice to this youthful squad.
They still have a lot to learn.
John Stones, this wannabe libero at
the heart of England’s defence, is one
of them.
His mistake, a stupid one early in
this fixture, allowed Ciro Immobile to
pinch the ball off his toes on the
edge of the area.
Stones recovered, scrambling the
ball away for a corner when Immobile was about to have a ping.
Beyond that, Southgate’s defence
looked good, steadying themselves as
they prepared to record a sixth
successive clean sheet.
Instead they slipped up with Tarkowski finding out what a cruel world
international football can be.
When the decision is taken from
above, it is even tougher to take.
Tweet @neilashton_
JAMES TARKOWSKI became the fourth Burnley
player to make an appearance for England
since the start of 2017. Only Tottenham (7),
Liverpool (6) and Manchester United (6) have
had more players appear.
Southgate wants his team
to play out from the back.
But as a right-footer on
the left of the defence, the
Burnley
defender
treated
the ball like a hot potato
early on. His distribution
improved through the game.
VERDICT
Tarkowski was holding his
own in defence until a late
lapse allowed the crafty
Italians to snatch a late
draw — now he must be
sweating on his place on the
plane to Russia.
MARK IRWIN
SOLID . . . Butland keeps cool
ENGLAND’S
NEXT FIVE
GAMES
June 2
NIGERIA
(Wembley)
Friendly
June 7
COSTA RICA
(Elland Road)
Friendly
June 18
TUNISIA
(Volgograd)
World Cup finals
HALSEY . . . backing
VARD
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going down anyway. I
think the referee had a
good view already.
“I don’t think with incidents like that, VAR will
clear things up but it’s
one that you can debate
all day.
“An obvious handball
and stuff like that then
maybe — but we have to
get on with it.
“I prefer the referee’s
decision is final. It’s sport
— we shouldn’t be talking
about how much money is
lost.”
Former top ref Mark
Halsey backed Southgate
and slammed the decision
to use VAR.
He said: “It wasn’t a
penalty — Tarkowski has
not made a challenge.
“He planted his foot
down at the same time as
the Italian.
“Yes, when you look at
the replay he has trod on
his foot but where was his
foot supposed to go?
“VAR is only supposed
to be used when there is
a clear and obvious error
from the match officials
and in this case there
hasn’t been.
“I think the referee’s
initial decision was right,
so I don’t understand the
need to use VAR.”
Vardy’s fierce 26th-minute effort after a quick
free-kick
from
Jesse
Lingard wowed Wembley.
But Insigne’s penalty
leveller was the first goal
England have conceded in
624 minutes.
Southgate said: “I’m
pleased with the performance. You can see the
players starting to gain
confidence and work out
the solutions.
“We were a massive
threat going forward, far
more than in previous
games.
“Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jesse Lingard
were bright and sharp.
Raheem Sterling was a
real threat and Jamie
Vardy is a different problem for the opposition.”
Dele Alli was an unused
sub having also started on
the bench in Friday’s 1-0
win over Holland.
But Southgate revealed
the Spurs star was carrying a knock.
He said: “In training,
he’s not been able to finish
all
the
sessions
because of the little problem he’s had.
“Dele always wants to
play. He’s disappointed but
he’s an important member
for us.”
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(Nizhny Novgorod)
World Cup finals
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(Kaliningrad)
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Coach cleared, Aussies accused
AUSSIE cricket chiefs were
accused of a cover-up as they
cleared coach Darren Lehmann
in the ball-tampering scandal.
Captain Steve Smith, No 2
David Warner and Cameron
Bancroft have been sent home
from South Africa in disgrace
and will get long bans today.
But Lehmann (left) stays
even though he was
By JOHN ETHERIDGE
POGBA
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AS FRENCH
CRUSH
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seen talking into a walkietalkie before 12th man Peter
Handscomb told Bancroft he
had been rumbled.
Ex-captain Michael Clarke
tweeted: “The truth, the
full story, accountability and
leadership — until the public
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By CHARLIE WYETT
FUMING Gareth Southgate slammed
VAR after England conceded their
first goal in over TEN hours.
AZZURR LUCK . . . Tarkowski was
ruled to have brought down Chiesa
Italy were gifted a late penalty at
Wembley when German referee Deniz
Aytekin controversially overturned his
decision to award a corner.
Aytekin changed his mind after Azzurri
players urged him to consult his pitchside
TV monitor — where he saw James Tarkowski stand on Federico Chiesa’s foot.
Burnley
debutant
Tarkowski
insisted it was not a spot-kick.
But Lorenzo Insigne converted
to cancel out Jamie Vardy’s
lethal first-half opener.
Three Lions boss Southgate
(left) raged: “I’m glad it’s not
the World Cup just yet.
“The ruling is ‘clear and
obvious’ — and it’s not.
“James stands on him but
it’s during the running
process and he’s
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The midfielder is struggling for form at
Manchester United but last night inspired
his country against the World Cup hosts.
His father Fassou died last May after a
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From DAVID COVERDALE in Tubize
EVERTON did not know how
good they had it with
Roberto Martinez as boss,
according to the Spaniard’s
assistant Graeme Jones.
Martinez, 44, led the Toffees to
a club-record Premier League
points haul of 72 when they
finished fifth in 2013-14.
Martinez, now Belgium boss,
also guided Everton to the semifinals of the League and FA Cups
in his third season but was axed
with a game to go in May 2016.
Jones, 48, thinks he was punished for trying to win silverware
rather
than
prioritising
the
Toffees’ Premier League position.
The Geordie, who worked with
Martinez at Goodison and is now
his Belgium No 2, said: “If you
analyse the three seasons, we had
a record number of points in the
first season.
“In the second season we were
the last English representatives in
Europe. We finished 11th, which
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Jones: Toffees didn’t appreciate Martinez
MERSEY MISSION . . . Jones (right) with Martinez
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I’m not saying is good
enough for Everton, but
we had a huge European
campaign which affected
results.
“Then in the last
season we were doing
really well in the league,
we were seventh in February and got to both
domestic cup semi-finals.
“We finished 11th but
there is a big difference
between trying to stay in
the Premier League and
trying to win something.
“We tried to win the
Europa League, we tried to
win the FA Cup, we tried to
win the League Cup.
“And we got penalised in
the league because of it.
“We could have easily sat
there, got knocked out of
both competitions like a lot
of managers do, and finished
seventh in the league and
protected our jobs.
“But we actually tried to
win something, which we did
at Wigan previously, and we
thought we could. But you
live and you learn.”
Ronald Koeman replaced
Martinez but was sacked
himself last October.
Everton are ninth in the
table but current boss
Sam Allardyce (left) is
under pressure, with
speculation
mounting
that the club could
change manager again
this summer.
Jones added: “I
look in the media at
the remit of the
manager
they
are
apparently looking for now —
somebody who is young,
dynamic and tactical.
“Well, they had one and
didn’t appreciate him. Something happened where there
was a bit of distaste towards
him which grew. But after a
period
of
time,
maybe
Roberto’s time there will be
more appreciated.”
LAUGHING
MATTER . . .
Jones shares joke
with Batshuayi
JONES HOPES
TO DELIVER
FOR BELGIUM
FOR one-time postman
Graeme Jones, June 28
will be a red letter day.
The Geordie had a job
delivering mail while playing
non-league football — but
is now a first-class coach
working for Belgium as
Roberto Martinez’s No 2.
And it means Jones is putting
his stamp on a team his home
country will meet in a potential
World Cup Group G decider.
The ex-striker, 48, said: “When
the draw was made, I was
absolutely delighted.
“As a kid, I wanted to play
for England, then obviously you
hope one day to work for them.
“That hasn’t happened so to
compete against them is going
to be great fun instead. But it’s
also going to be difficult as I’m
a proud Englishman.
“I love the national anthem
and the minute I hear that I’m
going to want to join in!
“But I don’t think it’s respectful to Belgium and Belgian
people and my job — and that’s
my priority.”
It will certainly be a proud
day for Gateshead-born Jones,
whose
brother
Elliot,
wife
Debbie and sons, Jacob, 21, and
Isaac, 19, will be in the stands
in Kaliningrad.
He said: “They’re all English
through and through but support me first and foremost.
“They will be in Belgium shirts, with England
shirts underneath!”
Sadly for Jones (right,
in days with Wigan),
his parents will not
be present.
He lost his mum,
Rita, to cancer in
1991 and his dad,
Ray, also died
the same way
two years ago.
Jones said: “I
miss them. They
were
unique
people.
“I
never
stop thinking
about
them.
They were a
huge
part
of my
life.”
It was through his
dad that Jones found
work after he was
released by Millwall
aged 18 and moved
back to the North
East to play in
non-league
for
By DAVID
COVERDALE
Newcastle Blue Star. He said:
“My dad was trying to give me
some direction and work to earn
some money. I worked with him
as an insulation engineer.
“We went out to places and
lined their pipes, insulated lofts.
It wasn’t nice — I didn’t enjoy it.
“I was coming home at 8pm,
had my tea and before you blink,
you’re going to sleep and doing
the same thing the next day.
“It went on 2 years and
then I was a postman for two
four-month spells.
“I used to get up at 4.45am
and had to be in the sorting
office in Gateshead at 5.30am.
“Because I was a temp, I used
to have to fill in for people who
were off, so my round was
never the same.
“You couldn’t find streets,
you couldn’t find houses,
so my days used to go
on until 4pm or
5pm.
“But the sorting
office was like a
football
dressing
room.
Lots
of
people who want
to have a craic
and a laugh. I
enjoyed it.”
At the same
time, Jones was
doing the rounds in the
North East — moving
from
Newcastle
Blue
Star to North Shields.
Then it was on to
Bridlington, where he won
the
FA
Vase
at
Wembley in 1993.
He finally earned his first
pro
contract
later
that
summer
with
Doncaster
Rovers, before moving to Wigan
three years later — where
he met Martinez.
Sitting
in
Belgium’s
team hotel in Tubize, 15
miles south of Brussels, Jones
said: “We hit it off instantly. You
are talking about a guy from
Gateshead and a guy from
Balaguer in Spain — it’s just
poles apart.
“But one pre-season, me and
Roberto just paired up when we
were stretching and we had a
connection from that day on.
“We’d never played on a
football pitch together — but it
then transferred on to the pitch.
“Then two years into my spell
at Wigan, I decided to move my
family back to the North East
and Roberto invited me to stay
at his house twice a week.
“We’d go out for something to
eat and talk football and talk
football — it’s never really
changed 20 years on.”
Jones would go on to play
for St Johnstone, Southend, Boston, Bury, Clyde and Hamilton
Academical, scoring 106 goals in
a career he calls “satisfying”.
But it is meeting Martinez
that helped make him a coach,
with the Spaniard taking him to
Swansea, Wigan, Everton and
Belgium, where he shares assistant duties with Thierry Henry.
Now Jones, who did his Pro
Licence with England boss Gareth Southgate and holds managerial ambitions of his own,
admits he is loving life with the
star-studded Red Devils squad.
And despite spending most of
his playing days in the lower
leagues, he is not overawed.
Jones insisted: “I don’t think
like that. They are human
beings like the rest of us but
they are also good boys.
“That’s been the biggest pleasant surprise – how together they
are. They’ve an incredible bond.”
Belgium’s best World Cup
performance was reaching the
semi-finals in 1986.
But with the likes of Kevin
De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and
Romelu Lukaku in their side,
some are tipping them to win in
Russia.
So can they? Jones replied:
“Why
not?
But
remember
Belgium have never been there
before, so we are going to have
to take steps into the unknown.
“We are going to have to go
beyond the quarters, where this
group of players have been in
the last two major tournaments.
“And then the momentum
will grow — and confidence will
grow with that.
“The one thing for certain is
we’ve got the ability.”
The World Cup trophy? Now
that would be a special delivery.
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GRAEME JONES played for five
league clubs and three Scottish
clubs during his playing career
between 1993 and 2006.
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JONES netted 31 league goals in
his first season at Wigan in
1996-97 — a record league goal
haul in Latics’ FL history.
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STRIKER Jones played his final
competitive game 12 years ago — on
Jan 7, 2006 for Hamilton at Queen of
the South in the Scottish Cup.
the post
TUN
BARMY
Invasion sparks fear
Tunisia...........1 Costa Rica...........0
From HECTOR NUNNS in Nice
RED LETTER DAY . . . former
postie Graeme Jones cannot
wait to face England as part of
Belgium’s coaching team
(above) with Thierry Henry
and Roberto Martinez
WAHBI KHAZRI’S winner against Costa Rica was
soured as Tunisia fans stormed the pitch at fulltime, sparking safety fears.
Security staff had to form a ring around the
players’
tunnel
as
yobs
flooded
the
centre circle of Nice’s Allianz Arena (above) waving Tunisian flags and letting off flares.
England face the North African nation in their
World Cup opener on June 18.
Sunderland flop Khazri, on loan at French club
Rennes, scored a superb goal on 36 minutes —
but he should not have been on the pitch.
Moments earlier he lost his head, kicking out
at Costa Rica centre-back Kendall Waston but
the Tunisia skipper was only booked.
Another of England’s Group G rivals PANAMA
were thrashed 6-0 by Switzerland.
Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka scored the second from
the spot as the Central Americans, No 53 in the
world, failed to raise any fears of an upset.
LUKAKU A
TENSATION
From DAVID COVERDALE in Brussels
ROMELU LUKAKU extended his incredible scoring
streak to send England a World Cup warning.
The big Belgian (below) bullied then bulldozed the
Saudi Arabia backline with a first-half brace.
It means the Manchester United star has now
banged home ten goals in his last six internationals
— form which should worry Gareth Southgate’s side
ahead of their June 28 date in Russia.
Belgium, though, are no one-man band, as proved
by fine second-half goals
from
Michy
Batshuayi
and Kevin De Bruyne.
Boss Roberto Martinez,
who also managed Lukaku
at Everton, said: “Rom has
something he will never meaning no spot for Spurs
lose — that incredible star Mousa Dembele.
goalscoring ability.
Axel Witsel, who plays in
“It’s great to see the China. is preferred. Still,
maturity and the under- seven of last night’s startstanding with other play- ers ply their trade in the
ers around him. He has Prem — and £75million
taken that maturity to
Lukaku shone brightest.
a different level.”
After 13 minutes,
Martinez’s starhe found space on
studded side are
the edge of the
on a 16-match
box to curl in,
unbeaten
run,
then added a
with the Spansecond
just
iard’s only loss
before half-time.
in his first game
Skipper Eden
against his own
Hazard’s
mazy
nation in 2016.
run and quick feet
It must be said,
opened the door and
though, of the teams
Lukaku shook off his
they have played since, marker to find the corner.
only Mexico and Holland
After Hazard hit the
are in the world top 40 — bar, sub Batshuayi, who
and they drew with both. joined Dortmund on loan
Against last night’s low- from Chelsea in January,
key opposition, barring made it 3-0 on 77 mininjured keeper Thibaut utes with a fine turn and
Courtois, Martinez picked finish in the box.
A minute later Manhis first-choice side.
He seems to know his chester City superstar De
starting XI for Belgium’s Bruyne drilled home from
World Cup opener with 20 yards after a neat
Panama
—
currently one-two with Lukaku.
Belgium ............4
Saudi Arabia....0
JONES AND MARTINEZ AS A COACHING TEAM
A
SWANSE
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(2009-2013)
WIGAN
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Games................ 126
Wins ..........................63
Draws ................. 37
Defeats....................26
Win rate .............50%
Games................ 175
Wins ..........................51
Draws ................. 47
Defeats....................77
Win rate .............29%
Games................ 143
Wins ..........................61
Draws ................. 39
Defeats....................43
Win rate .............43%
(2007-20
(2013-20
BELGIUM
(2016-present)
Games................. 16
Wins ..........................11
Draws .................. 4
Defeats..................... 1
Win rate .............69%
4 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
2GG
GOALS World Cup countdown
THAT’S GOTTA HURT . . . crocked Messi can only watch from
the stands as Diego Costa scores the first of Spain’s six goals
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LIONEL MESSI was given a huge World Cup wake
up call as his flop Argentina team-mates were
hammered by Spain.
The Barcelona star sat out the game with a
hamstring injury and his absence highlighted just
how ordinary the South Americans are without their
little magician.
This summer’s tournament could be Messi’s last
chance to lift the World
Cup but on this evidence
he could not be further
away from landing the
top prize.
And Messi, watching
from the stands, showed at a cost as both he and
his disgust by storming goalkeeper Sergio Romero
out after Spain had fired were injured. Isco bagged
his first soon after with a
home No 6.
Expectation in Argen- right-footed shot.
Manchester City’s Nicotina had been building
Otamendi’s
header
that this could be their las
briefly
put
Argentina
summer. But it would
have come crashing to a back in the game but
made
it
three,
halt after this harrowing Isco
smashing home low.
defeat in Madrid.
After the break Isco
La Roja equalled their
Thiago
Alcantara
worst defeat in history and
within
three
after they had gone down scored
minutes
of
each
other.
by the same scoreline to
David De Gea got an
Czechoslovakia in 1958
assist for No5, launching
and Bolivia in 2010.
However bad Argentina the ball up field and
were, Julen Lopetegui’s with no defender in sight,
scintillating Spain were a Aspas raced on to it
before nutmegging Willy
class above.
Caballero.
Isco (below) put his
And a minute later
recent poor form at Real
Isco capitalised on
Madrid to one side to
an Otamendi howler.
return to his stunning
Tensions boiled over
best, coming away with
as Sergio Ramos got
a hat-trick.
involved after a
And at just the right
hefty
challenge
time Spain fired out
from Cristian
an emphatic warnPavon
on
ing that the 2010
Koke.
champions will take
The
Real
some beating this
Madrid
ace
summer.
shoved Pavon but
Former
English ref Anthony
Chelsea
Taylor let him off
bad-boy
but did book the
Diego
Argentinian.
Costa started the
Watch Messi storm off
rout on 12 minafter
Spain’s
sixth:
utes but it came
thesun.co.uk/sport
Spain...................6
Argentina...........1
Fal guy Rad
Colombia............0 Australia............0
PREMIER LEAGUE flop Radamel Falcao had that
familiar feeling on his return to England.
The Colombia captain, 32, failed to land a shot on
target at Craven Cottage and was subbed at half-time.
He was on loan at Manchester United and Chelsea
from 2014-16 and managed just FIVE goals before
high-tailing it back to France.
His replacement last night, Miguel Borja, fared
better, hitting the woodwork and having a goal ruled
out for offside before winning an 85th-minute penalty.
Borja was clattered by substitute keeper Daniel
Vukovic, but had his spot-kick saved by the Aussie.
Dozens of Colombia fans ran on the pitch at the end
to embrace their heroes, with one getting a pair of
SHORTS before security staff frogmarched him away.
GIFT OF THE GAB . . . Jesus heads
By JORDAN DAVIES
GABRIEL JESUS laid to rest
the Brazilian ghost of World
Cup past against Germany.
But the Samba boys know this
can only be the start if they are
to
take
back
the
title
of
football’s elite nation.
And they will have to do it against a
full-strength German outfit.
Brazil’s fans still have the stadium
announcer at the Estadio Mineirao
ringing in their ears from four years
ago — Brazil 1 Germany 7.
The tears. The pain. The embarrassment. It still burns as bright as the Rio
de Janeiro sun.
It was the most sombre of nights in
their illustrious footballing history —
Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose, Toni
Kroos,
Sami
Khedira
and
Andre
Schurrle were the German culprits.
Though Brazil coach Tite said before
last night’s game that revenge for their
humiliation in the 2014 World Cup
semi-final was not in his players’
Germany................................0
Brazil........................................1
minds, he acknowledged there was no
getting over the result.
He said: “The wound is still open. My
wife started crying after the third goal.”
The only thing that could even
attempt to wipe away that mentally
ingrained scoreboard is World Cup
victory in Russia this summer. And as
crazy and unlikely as that may sound,
it could just happen.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Bayern
Munich’s Thomas Muller were deemed
not needed by the Germans for this
heavyweight clash.
And Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Sami
Khedira and Mats Hummels were also
told to take it easy on the bench. It led
to Germany’s first loss in 22 outings.
And coach Joachim Lowe said: “The
body language was missing above all.”
Real Madrid midfielder Kroos was
particularly scathing in his criticism.
He blasted: “You saw that we’re not
as good as we’re made out to be, or as
some think we are. That was clearly
too little from many players today.
There’s huge room for improvement.”
Had the German stars been playing,
Brazil’s new-look prototypes may have
been sat in a changing room sobbing
after yet another big defeat. But for
Brazil, it was a result that will spark
World Cup hopes and dreams.
Tite’s men put in a performance in
Berlin that warranted the rest of the
globe taking note.
Jesus’ first-half winner symbolised
that. It was their first game against the
Germans since that horrible night on
June 8, 2014.
And the boys in yellow now look to
have the big players to compete with —
and beat — formidable European rivals.
Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Jesus,
Paulinho, Fernandinho, Douglas Costa.
They
did
not
even
use
Roberto
Firmino, while Neymar is counting the
weeks until his return from injury.
They have waved goodbye to David
Luiz, Dante, Oscar and Hulk just in
time for a possible Russian revenge act
in June. But lifting the famous golden
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ARGENTINA’S 6-1 defeat against Spain
was only the second time in the last 25
years they have conceded more than
four goals. Also 6-1 v Bolivia in 2009.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
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5
in association with
PAUL POGBA scored and provided
an assist in the same game for
the first time in his 51 appearances for France.
AHEAD OF THE
GAME . . . Pogba
scores a free-kick
and (inset) wins an
aerial challenge
ans’
a long unbeaten run
MOUR LIKE
OLD POGBA
By OSCAR PAUL
PAUL POGBA showed Jose Mourinho
who is boss with a virtuoso display
penalty saved but the Scots were good
in France’s 3-1 win over World Cup value for the victory.
hosts Russia.
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Kevin Trapp made a hash
of his save as it bobbled over the line.
Even Paulinho was finding space — a
changed man from the one booed out
of White Hart Lane before finding
shelter at the Nou Camp via China.
And as they hung on for a 1-0
result in the second half — very
unBrazil-like — there was a very
Brazil-like moment.
A one-touch sequence from
Coutinho and Paulinho on the
edge of the box allowed the
former to let the return run for
Willian — but he was denied
by Antonio Rudiger.
Of course, the Germans also
dominated large parts of this
match with their possessionbased game.
And had Muller enjoyed the
chances old-timer Mario Gomez
was handed at times — desperately looking to book a plane
ticket at 31-years-old — the Olympiastadion would have been rocking.
Instead, it was muted. As will be
those memories of 2014 should Brazil go
one better and do it on the big stage
against the REAL big boys.
FEELING BLUE . . . German
Jerome Boateng is helped
from the field injured
The £89million midfielder has been
off the boil for Manchester United this
season and his relationship with the
Portuguese chief is at an all-time-low.
But Pogba was back to his best in a
France shirt, scoring a stunning freekick, providing an assist and running
the show for Didier Deschamps’ side.
And after slamming in his ninth
international strike he dedicated the
goal to his late father, who would have
been 80 yesterday.
His dad died last May and after
scoring Pogba slid to his knees, pointed
to the skies and lifted his shirt to
reveal an emotional message.
It read: “Happy birthday Papa. May
Allah have mercy on you.” After the
match the 25-year-old tweeted:
“Happy birthday Dad, merci for
watching over me and my
brothers.”
Kylian Mbappe scored the
other two for Les Blues, who
got their World Cup bandwagon on the move again after
throwing away a two-goal lead
against Colombia on Friday.
Mbappe,
19,
put
France
ahead after Pogba’s inchperfect through ball.
After
splitting
Russia’s
defence, the Paris Saint-Germain
starlet cut back onto his right foot
before
wrong-footing
keeper
Andrey Lunev to fire home.
And Pogba got the goal his
all-round display deserved in
spectacular fashion, bending an
unstoppable 30-yard free-kick
perfectly into the corner to fire a
message back to Mourinho.
Fyodor Smolov put the hosts
back in the game with 20 minutes
to go, finishing off from six-yards
from Igor Smolnikov’s bending
cross.
Former Monaco man Mbappe
sealed victory for the World Cup
hopefuls late on, firing through
Lunev’s legs after bamboozling the
home defence.
Alex McLeish claimed his first win
in his second spell as SCOTLAND boss
with a 1-0 victory in HUNGARY.
Charlie Mulgrew had a first-half
lock with his first international goal.
The West Brom frontman converted
Ryan Fraser’s deflected cross with a
low finish just after the break.
And there were plenty of positives for
McLeish to draw upon as he sets his
sights on September’s Uefa Nations
League campaign.
Liverpool’s star man Mo Salah was
left on the bench as EGYPT lost 1-0 to
GREECE after Nikolaos Karelis’ firsthalf strike.
Alexis Sanchez and Christian Eriksen
both played 90 minutes — but neither
could inspire their nation as DENMARK
and CHILE played out a goalless draw.
POLAND scored a dramatic lastminute winner to beat SOUTH
KOREA 3-2 in a thriller.
Bayern
hitman
Robert
Lewandowski scored the opener
with a header before Hull
winger Kamil Grosicki doubled
the lead.
Tottenham star Heung-min
Son’s Korea turned the game
on its head with two late goal
to stun the hosts.
But in the 92-minute Napoli
midfielder Piotr Zielinski fired
in a stunning 20-yard effort
into the top left corner to
break South Korean hearts.
Marko Arnautovic put his West Ham
woes behind him with a peach of a
goal to help AUSTRIA to a comfortable
4-0 win over LUXEMBOURG.
After a long ball over the top, the
striker plucked it out of the air on the
run before coolly lobbing the keeper
with the minimum of fuss.
Aleksandar Mitrovic continued his
rich vein of form with both goals for
SERBIA in a 2-0 win in NIGERIA.
The frontman, on loan at Fulham
from Newcastle, scored both from
close-range to boost his country’s
confidence heading to Russia.
TURKEY blew a two-goal lead in
an entertaining 2-2 draw away at
MONTENEGRO.
Cengiz Under and Okay Yokuslu had
given the visitors a commanding lead
after 20 minutes, but Mirko Ivanic and
Stefan Mugosa’s 87th-minute strike
pegged them back.
6 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
1GG
GOALS West Ham memories
END OF ERA . . Upton Park on a matchday
and (inset) after the bulldozers moved in
This flat’s
wardrobe
HAMMERS MOVE ENDS A
PANE GAME . . . Billy Jenkins
looks out on Upton Gardens
from a window of his flat.
Below: In The Queens pub
Upton Park provided
UP . . . Hunter (left) and Jenkins
UPTON PARK lives on — thanks to the
re-forming of a football club bearing its
famous name.
And boss Billy Jenkins hopes West
Ham fans will get on board to help
bring football back to its spiritual roots.
Upton Park FC was founded in 1866
— 29 years before Thames Ironworks,
who later became West Ham.
Jarvis Kenrick scored the first-ever
goal in the FA Cup for Clapham Rovers
against them at West Ham Park on
November 11, 1871.
Ironically, the pitch had a running
By JUSTIN ALLEN
track around it — just like the
Hammers’ new London Stadium.
Their centre-forward Charles Alcock
went on to become secretary at the FA
and was the brains behind the FA Cup.
Upton Park also represented Great
Britain at the 1900 Olympics in Paris.
Billy laughed: “So the boys from
Upton Park have given this nation their
biggest football triumphs, the World
Cup in 1966 and Olympic gold in 1900.”
He teamed up with pal Jon Hunter,
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...............
FIRST GAME
AT UPTON
PARK
SEPT 1
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Southern League
First Division
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LAST GAME
AT UPTON
PARK
MAY 10
2016
Premier League
West Ham 3 Man Utd 2
like a Narnia
of history...
FAMILY AFFAIR FOR BILLY
WEST HAM fans still heartbroken about Upton Park being
reduced to rubble should spare
a thought for Billy Jenkins.
The lifelong fan has watched the
Boleyn Ground ripped down in
front of his eyes because he lives
opposite their spiritual former home.
And he is no ordinary Hammer —
having deep family ties with the club
going back almost 70 years.
His dad and granddad before him
were club physios and Bobby Moore was
a close family friend. Billy also grew up
with Frank Lampard Jnr and was a best
man at his wedding.
Frank Lampard Snr was also best
man when his parents tied the knot.
He laughed: “I once got to my seat in
the stadium from my sofa in 58 seconds.
“Friends and I pondered what golf
club I’d need to land a ball into the
centre-circle. We settled on a nine iron.”
Billy, 39, peers out of the bay windows
of his Green Street home towards the
cranes and workmen building the new
“Upton Gardens” development of flats
and retail outlets.
He said: “It’s not like they’ve pulled
down a supermarket, they’ve taken away
something that held many memories for
lots of people.
“Had I not lived here, I’d have
accepted it better but watching it come
down day by day, bit by bit, has been
emotional.
“All that’s left is a tree in front of the
ground because it’s protected. It’s part of
a small memorial garden for West Ham
fans who have passed away.”
His humble one-bedroom terrace was
more than a great place to host prematch drinks with pals before home
matches.
It has been owned by his family since
1966 — the year Hammers legends Moore,
Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters won the
World Cup with England. His Welsh
EXCLUSIVE by JUSTIN ALLEN
grandfather, also Billy Jenkins, bought it
for £3,354 to be his physio clinic — after
initially working above Moore’s sportswear shop next door.
Inside The Queens pub, next to Upton
Park tube station, hangs a framed photo
of his grandad holding up the FA Cup
with the triumphant 1964 Hammers team
that had beaten Preston North End.
He said: “My grandfather was very
influential and often picked the team,
causing his relationship with Ron Greenwood to be strained.”
But he died shortly afterwards, leaving
his son Rob to not only take over the
business but his role at West Ham.
Jenkins said: “I converted this into a
flat two years ago when dad retired —
but this was his clinic. He’d treat the
team and public. Players would pop in
usually on a Sunday for a rubdown or
treatment. He’d make them a cup of tea
and get someone to run down the road
to grab them a sausage sandwich.
“This flat is like walking into a Narnia
wardrobe of history. You can feel the
ghosts of old. When I do the washing
up, I always think of Bobby because my
kitchen sink is exactly where dad
treated him.”
Rob served as club physio from 1966
until 1990 and had a close friendship
with the World Cup-winning captain.
Even today Billy is friends with his
daughter Roberta.
Billy revealed: “Bobby didn’t get too
many injuries but would pop in for a
massage or chat.
“He famously suffered from insomnia
and went for walks in the middle of the
night. On away trips, he’d go to my
dad’s hotel room for a glass of beer
before bed to help him sleep.
“Wherever Bobby walked, like Carlisle
away, he’d always know how to get back.
He was like a homing pigeon. As on the
pitch, he knew the right place to be.”
When Rob retired as club physio, he
was promised “two tickets for life” but
his son added: “It got cut to one and
then they took that away from him too.
“Dad still went to the odd game but, if
he couldn’t get a ticket, he’d go to the
clinic, crack open a couple of beers and
listen to the game on the radio.”
West Ham’s last professional match at
the Boleyn Ground — against Manchester
United in May 2016 — was a memorable
evening for Billy as his flat was
swamped by fans.
He said: “Dad and former players like
Roger Cross and Eddie Bovington came
round to join me and friends for a few
beers, some food and to reminisce.
“There was almost a crush outside,
people were tapping on my windows and
I had to do something. I opened my
front door and a swathe of people came
through. I opened the back door and
fans poured into my yard.”
Rob, who is now 79, made his own
emotional farewell to the famous old
stadium three weeks later.
It is a little known fact the last game
on site was not against the Red Devils but
a friendly between the newly-reformed
Upton Park FC and Royal Engineers.
His son managed the Upton Park team
and Rob attended, even lending the team
his physio skills.
Billy said: “As we left the ground for
that last time, dad said he wanted to
leave alone. He made that 100-odd yard
journey to his old clinic one final time.
That moment choked me — it was his
way of saying goodbye.”
As heartbreaking as it has been
watching the old stadium pulled down,
Billy would not swap living in Green
Street for anywhere else.
And the West Ham links to his life
just never seem to end as he finally tells
me: “My Australian girlfriend Bree has
moved in. Guess where she moved from?
Green Street in Melbourne. And at the
end of that road is Upton Lane. Their
city planner must have been a Hammer.”
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who has been co-ordinating the reformed club that went defunct in 1910.
The club, nicknamed The Scarlet and
Black, have won all six of their games,
all friendlies, since re-forming.
They are travelling to Jersey to take
on their representative team today.
And Billy laughed: “We have a
108-year unbeaten record to defend
so no pressure!”
What is sure to help is having former
Hammer Trevor Sinclair, 45, in the side.
And the dream is to enter the club
into a league and slowly build it in non-
league football before hopefully competing in the FA Cup.
Semi-retired bond trader Hunter, 55,
said: “The club wasn’t set up as a
protest against West Ham.
“When the team left Upton Park we
thought, ‘Has the name Upton Park
been expunged from football for ever?’
“We are looking at entering the Essex
Olympian League. Long-term, we’d love
to find a stadium or even build one.
“We’d love to be like Salford City.
Wouldn’t it be great to get some backing from other West Ham old boys?”
HANDS ON . . . former West Ham physio Rob Jenkins at work
in association with
VIEW TO
A
DILL
ANDREW DILLON
GIGGS MOWN
RYAN
GIGGS
was
unhappy with the state
of the Nanning pitch
during the China Cup.
After beating China
6-0 last Thursday, the
new Wales manager
asked the groundsman
to cut the grass.
Giggs said: “I would
like the grass a bit
shorter please, I have
asked a lot of times!”
But our spies claim
the
problem
arose
because
the
60,000venue
capacity
host
only had one lawn
mower when three are
the norm to keep the
grass in check.
Another issue was
the size of the basket
at the front which
collected the clippings,
which was so small it
had to be emptied
frequently.
The ‘mower the merrier’? I’ll get my coat.
FORGET mum’s gone to Iceland —
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Iceland’s going to Russia.
More than 66,000 Icelanders have applied
for tickets to this summer’s World Cup finals
— around 20 per cent of the population.
Inspired by the team’s run to the last eight
of Euro 2016, fans want to be there again.
Iceland’s president even produced a video
urging his countrymen to follow him to Russia
— before he decided not to attend.
Interestingly, the only game to have sold out
so far, other than the final, is Iceland’s group
game against Argentina on June 16.
WALL 4 ALL
MURALS in Northern Ireland have
traditionally had a sinister or
political attachment.
It’s usually martyred paramilitaries or
declarations of loyalty to The Queen
adorning the ends of terraced houses.
But there’s one with a difference that
is about to get a new addition after
Motherwell keeper Trevor Carson made
his Northern Ireland debut on Saturday
against South Korea.
Carson is the fourth son of Killyleagh,
County Down, to have played for Norn
Iron, joining David Healy, Terry Cochrane
and the late Hugh Henry Davey. All three
are celebrated in a huge mural which
can be seen from Carson’s mum’s house.
He said: “I’ve got my first cap now. A
space had been left for the next international, so it will be great to be on
that and to see it every time I go past.”
DIVING LESSON
FRENCH
footballer
admits
he
takes
money for diving!
Ex-Newcastle striker
Stephane Guivarc’h, a
World Cup winner in
1998, is now selling
swimming
pools
to
make ends meet.
He said: “My childhood friend was fitting
a water tank when I
jokingly told him I could
be a salesman for his
swimming pool firm.
“Just because I’ve
won the World Cup
doesn’t mean I can’t
work in a different
area. Everyone should
do what they want.
“My mobile number is
on the company’s website. Fans still phone
me to sing the France
World Cup anthem.”
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8 ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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HIGH FLIER . . .
Calvert-Lewin gets
England’s first
The old
Dom two
CAL ’N SOL SHOW
By PAUL JIGGINS
England
U-21................. 2
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DOMINIC SOLANKE shrugged Ukraine
U-21...................1
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off a sore toe to make the
Young Lions a shoo-in for the bench. It was always my intention
Euro 2019 Finals.
to bring him on and I’m glad I
The Liverpool ace came off the
bench to score a last-gasp winner
against Ukraine after Dominic
Calvert-Lewin netted the opener.
And that means Aidy Boothroyd’s boys maintain a five-point
lead at the top of Group 4 with
four matches remaining.
Boss Boothroyd said: “It was far
from perfect in terms of the performance, the first half especially.
“We could have done a lot better
than we did.
“But the second half was much
improved and it was a massive
result — you’ve seen what it’s done
to them at the end. We’ve got the
players to change it around and
give teams problems.”
Match-winner Solanke was due
to captain England at Bramall
Lane but had to start on the bench
after suffering a toe infection.
The same issue had ruled him
out of the 2-1 friendly win
over Romania at Molineux on Saturday.
Boothroyd
revealed:
“It’s one of those where
he couldn’t even get
his boot on.
“But he has been taking antibiotics and
we left it as late
as possible, so
he was OK to
go on the
did because it was a great finish.”
The win extended England’s
unbeaten record in Under-21 Euro
qualifiers and play-offs to an
incredible THIRTY-ONE matches.
Their last defeat was a 2-1 loss
to Belgium in Lens way back in
November 2011.
But they came perilously close to
another defeat here as Boothroyd
made ten changes to his starting
line-up from Saturday.
Everton
striker
Calvert-Lewin
started his career at Sheffield
United before the Toffees snapped
him up for £1.6million in 2016.
He put England ahead against
the run of play with a fine finish
just before the break.
He said: “It was always my
dream to score in front of the
Bramall Lane Kop. I never managed it for the first team at United
but I am delighted I did it now.”
Fellow Everton youngster, fullback Jonjoe Kenny, pulled off a
sensational goal-line clearance to
deny Maksym Lunyov an equaliser
in the 72nd minute.
And it was no surprise when
Mykola Shaparenko headed home
Maxym Tretyakov’s cross to make
it 1-1 10 minutes later.
It looked like this clash was
heading for a draw until Ben Chilwell crossed for Solanke to nod
home in the 88th minute.
HERO . . .
Solanke
joy (left)
after goal
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