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DonalD trUMP has a chance to
make himself a worthy candidate for
the nobel Peace Prize, Boris Johnson
claimed yesterday.
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the charm during a trip to the Us.
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Mr trump of talking ‘nonsensee’
– and once quipped that he
wouldn’t visit parts of new York
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2 METRO Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Trump will reveal
decision on Iranian
nuclear deal today
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don’t see why he’s any less of a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize than
Barack Obama.’
Mr Trump, criticised for inflaming
global tensions with confrontational
tweets, is expected to meet North
Korean president Kim Jong-un next
month amid signs that tensions have
begun to thaw.
But he has branded the Iran deal
‘crazy’ because it allowed Tehran to
retain its nuclear know-how and to
resume the programme in 2025.
He tweeted last night that he would
be announcing his decision on the
future of the agreement today. Mr
Johnson warned it would be a mistake
to scrap the deal signed by Mr
Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama,
who won the peace prize in 2009 for
his diplomatic efforts.
He acknowledged problems with
the pact but argued the president
could help to put them right.
Lavishing praise on Mr Trump, Mr
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Johnson said in an interview with
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he said: ‘Iran is behaving badly – Iran ing nuclear weapons would be a dangerhas a tendency to develop interconti- ous path. ‘What if the Iranians do rush
for a nuclear weapon,’ he asked.
nental ballistic missiles.
‘Are we seriously saying that
‘We’ve got to push back on what Iran
we’re going to bomb those
is doing in the region, we’ve got to be
facilities? Is that a realistougher and we’ve got to fix the
tic possibility?’
flaws in the deal.’
Iran’s president Hassan
Mr Johnson said Iran could
Rouhani said he may stick
resume its nuclear programme if
by the deal if the ‘mischiethe deal was brought to an end –
vous’ US pulls out, provided
potentially sparking a dangerous
other countries that
arms race in the oil-rich
signed the pact
middle east.
agreed not to
He said taking mil‘American mischief’: Iran’s
reimpose sancitary action to stop
tions.
the country creatpresident Hassan Rouhani
Bercow bully claims ‘may
be people settling scores’
Mr Bercow’s staff, Mr Fell told BBC
A FORMER colleague of John
Radio 4’s Westminster Hour:
Bercow has suggested bullying
‘Perhaps people are settling old
allegations made against the
scores. I don’t know.’
Commons speaker may have been
Tory MP Paul Scully told the
‘people settling old scores’.
programme the ‘inconsistency’ of
Mr Bercow denies claims made
Mr Bercow’s moods frustrated MPs.
against him. And Robin Fell, who
He added: ‘These are serious
served as principal doorkeeper
allegations. Rather than trying
in the Commons, said he had
to close them down, be upfront
never experienced bullying
and say, “OK, investigate and
behaviour from the speaker.
see what you find”.’
‘My dealings with him have
His colleague Andrew
always been wonderful but he
Bridgen has asked a
does have the reputation
standards watchdog to
that he doesn’t suffer
Under fire:
investigate whether the
fools gladly,’ he said.
John Bercow
speaker has breached
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 METRO 3
HERE’S SOMEONE
LIKE YOU, KATE
Birthday girl Adele dresses as Titanic star
by TOM STICHBURY
Love story: Leonardo
DiCaprio with Winslet
and Bates in the film
Going overboard? Taylor-Johnson and Adele in life jackets
Too posh
to wash:
Benedict
Cumberbatch
as heroin
addict
Patrick
Melrose
SKY
ADELE had a Kate time at her 30th
birthday party – dressing up as the
star of her favourite film.
The Someone Like You singer
played the part of Kate Winslet’s
character Rose at the Titanic-themed
bash in Beverly Hills.
She had a great time posing in her
fi
finery
before dancing the night away
– but it seems she was left with a
Titanic hangover.
‘I’m not sure I’ll make it out the
house again,’ she wrote on Instagram.
The mum-of-one said it
had been the best night of
heer life, adding: ‘I’m not
sure what I’m going to do
for the next 30 years as I’ve
been blessed beyond words
in my life so far.’
Adele – who quipped she
was turning ‘dirty 30’ – was
joined by guests including
Allan Carr, who raised a
laugh as he came dressed
as Kathy Bates’s Titanic
character Molly Brown.
Also at the party were
film director Sam Taylor-Johnson –
who like Adele wore a life jacket over
her party frock – and record producer
Mark Ronson.
Role-play in the deep:
Adele as Rose (top and
right) and Allan Carr
(above) as Molly Brown
I’m really not that posh, says Benedict
PUBLIC school-educated Benedict
Cumberbatch claims he had to
‘posh up’ to play his latest TV role.
The British actor, who went to
Harrow, says Patrick Melrose, the
title character in a new Sky
Atlantic drama, is ‘landed gentry’.
‘He’s properly posh,’ said the 41year-old. ‘I know everyone goes on
about the posh thing with me – but
despite looking it, I am not this
class. I had to posh up for this.’
The father-of-two describes the
five-part adaptation of Edward St
Aubyn’s bestselling books as a real
passion project. ‘Melrose and
Hamlet were the only two roles I
was ever desperate to play. And
now I’ve done both. I can retire,’
he joked. The Sherlock star said
the series, about a troubled but
privileged heroin addict, doesn’t
glamorise drug-taking. ‘The
consequences are fairly clearly laid
out,’ he told Radio Times.
Patrick Melrose starts next
Sunday at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.
4 METRO Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Tourists ‘must pay more’
to cover carbon footprint
by JOEL TAYLOR
GLOBAL tourism’s carbon footprint
is four times bigger than previously
thought, a study has found.
Holidaymakers would need to pay
‘significantly’ more for each trip to
offset the cost of their carbon use, the
study’s authors said.
Lead researcher Professor Manfred
Lenzen estimates an additional £237
would be needed to offset emissions
from a return flight between Australia
and the UK.
Tourism is already responsible for
almost a tenth of global greenhouse
gas (GHG) emissions, according to the
findings published in the journal
Nature Climate Change. But for the
first time, the study includes not only
the impact of flights but also tourist
staples such as souvenir shopping and
eating out, which contribute to the
£5trillion industry’s carbon footprint.
Small islands attract a disproportionate share of carbon emissions for their
size as a result of the number of international visitors, the Sustainability
Analysis research group at the University of Sydney found.
Affluent nations – led by the US –
generate the highest emissions.
The researchers recommend financial and technical approaches that
could reduce the impact of emissions
on, for example, sea-level rises that
threaten low-ly
ying
g islands and pollu-
Cold
comfort:
Polar bears
and other
marine
species will
not be able
to survive
in warmer
seas ALAMY
s
r
,
No picnic: Waste left on Dartmoor SWNS
e
e
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tion at vulnerable destinations. Lead
author Dr Arunima Malik said: ‘Our
analysis is a world-first look at the true
cost of tourism, including consumables such as food from eating out and
souvenirs. It’s a complete life-cycle
assessment, ensuring we don’t miss
any impacts.’
Dr Ya-Yen Sun, of the University of
Queensland’s Business School, said:
‘Given that tourism is set to grow faster
than many other economic sectors, the
international community may consider
its inclusion in the future in climate
commitments. Carbon taxes or carbon
trading schemes, in particular for aviation, may be required to curtail
unchecked future growth in emissions.’
Cat food maker in the dog house
as it ditches tins for plastic packss
PURINA, the maker of Felix
cat food, is under fire for
phasing out recyclable tins in
favour of plastic packaging.
Shulah Freeman, from
Nottingham, discovered the
change when she complained
that she was finding it harder
to buy tinned food for her five
cats. Purina’s decision comes
despite parent company Nestle
pledging to cut the impact of
plastic on the environment.
Ms Freeman told Metro:
‘They are going to contribute
to the problem even more.’
Greenpeace’s Fiona Nicholls
said: ‘Purina would be out of
step to replace recyclable caans
with single-use plastic.’
Purina said it agreed ‘more
must be done to stop plasticcs
ending up in landfill or as
litter’. But it said demand for
its Felix cans had declined
‘considerably’ and the decission
‘is a direct result of this’.
Pick it up! Fury
at mounds of
weekend debris
LITTERING sunseekers are under
fire for leaving behind piles of
waste at beaches and parks over
the Bank Holiday weekend.
Many took to social media to
express their anger and post
photos of the mounds of debris
left at beauty spots like Brighton
Beach, East Sussex and Brockwell
Park in south London.
Alisha Lawry, 21, was disgusted
after coming across food, booze
and even nappies dumped at
Cadover Bridge, Dartmoor.
She said: ‘Nappies, plastic
plates, food – even unopened
packs of food – beer cans and
bottles scattered all over the
place. They even chucked their
bbish into the water.
rub
‘My friends and I couldn’t leave
the place like that, so we walked
over and cleared up as much of it
as we possibly could.’
p Britain Tidy boss Allison
Keep
Ogden
n-Newton told Metro: ‘Some
e seem to think it is
people
acceptable to walk away at the
end off the day, leaving their
sh behind and destroying
rubbis
the ve
ery beauty they went there
to enjoy.
‘Those thoughtless people who
leave their litter are damaging our
onment for everyone.’
enviro
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 METRO 5
Super! Evelyn, four,
jumps for joy on a
day out at Margate
in Kent NEIL HALL/EPA
Park life: Lake in Hyde Park, London EPA
by DANIEL BINNS
SUNSEEKERS hit the beaches and
parks yesterday as Britain basked in
the hottest early May Bank Holiday
weekend on record.
The temperature topped 28.7C in
Northolt,, west London,, the hig
ghest
BAKE HOLIDAY!
since the spring bank holiday started
40 years ago. The previous record was
set in 1995.
In baking weather that was hotter
than Miami, Madrid and Athens, millions packed out public hot spots,
causing traffic gridlock.
Conditions were so sweltering that
the River Wharfe in the Yorkshire
Dales completely dried up. The river
would normally be in full flow at this
time of year but the high temperatures
and a week of little rainfall combined
to run it dry.
In Dorset, a man believed to be in his
early 20s was badly injured when he
smashed his head on submerged rocks
after jumping around 10ft into the sea
at Portland Bill. He was taken to
hospital but his condition was not
said to be life-threatening.
Despite widespread warmth, it was
not sun and sandals weather for everyone. In Northern Ireland and
parts of Scotland and Wales it
was cloudy and cool. At the
national surf championships
in Cornwall’s Watergate Bay it
was cold and misty.
Temperatures are expected to
Britons lap up sunshine as mercury soars higher than Miami
Hot spots: Sun lovers flocked to (l to r) Weymouth, Dorset, London’s Hyde Park and Seaton Carew, Co. Durham EPA, REX, ALAMY, SWNS
N-ice day: A couple
keep cool in Regents
Park, London PA
dip slightly from today as the warm
jet stream moves diagonally south
east across the UK and is replaced
by cooler air.
Meanwhile, the second half of
May is predicted to be patchy.
Met Office forecaster Charlie
Powell said: ‘We’re still going to see
some dry days but there’s going to
be some wet days mixed in too.’
Beach? Busy parents
can’t make the time
Chill seekers: Cornwall’s
Watergate Bay missed
out on the sun SWNS
HALF of all parents have not been
to the beach with their children in
the last 12 months – even though
many live no more than two hours’
drive from the coast. Lack of time
and busy schedules were among
the top excuses, according to the
Haven study of 2,023 families.
6 METRO Tuesday, May 8, 2018
IN BRIEF
£23m mental health
boost for new mums
Sizemore sued over
‘child groping’ claim
How a HIIT of exercise
boosts cancer patients
HEALTH chiefs say an injection of
£23million will help tackle a
‘serious’ postcode lottery over
mental health care for mothers
and babies.
Pregnant women and those with
newborns will be able to access
specialist support in every part of
the country by next April,
according to NHS England. The
money builds on £40million spent
on 20 sites in 2016.
Dr Alain Gregoire, of the Maternal
Mental Health Alliance, said the
investment would ‘make England
the world leader in mental health
care for mothers and babies’.
HOLLYWOOD star Tom Sizemore is
being sued by a woman who
alleges she was groped by him at a
photo-shoot when
she was aged 11.
The Saving Private
Ryan actor, 56
(pictured), denied the
‘highly disturbing’
allegation when it
surfaced last year
and said he would never
inappropriately touch a child.
The woman, from Utah, who is
seeking £2.2million damages, says
the incident took place in 2003
during production of the film Born
Killers and left her traumatised.
HIGH-INTENSITY interval training raises
the self-esteem and energy levels of men
treated for testicular cancer. Patients
trying HIIT reported significantly greater
improvement after 12 weeks than those
who received standard follow-up care,
Canadian researchers found.
HEAVEN SCENT ROLE FOR CHARLES
PRINCE CHARLES samples the wares at the Fragonard
perfume factory in Nice during a tour with the Duchess
of Cornwall. The couple also laid flowers in memory of
the 86 people killed by a terrorist in a lorry in 2016 REX
...and finally
VETS and farmers helped firefighters
save around 160 pigs after an articulated
lorry overturned yesterday.
The driver was rescued from his cab
and taken to hospital but some animals
died in the accident on the A68 at
Heighington, County Durham, at 10am.
Lammy: BBC
just paying
lip service
to diversity
BBC bosses are part of a ‘closed club’
who are just ‘paying lip service’ to
diversity among their staff, Labour MP
David Lammy says.
In two decades there has been a ‘consistent failure’ to make the corporation
more diverse, he adds, with recruitment
of black and ethnic minority staff
increasing by 0.9 per cent in the four
years to 2015.
Mr Lammy (pictured) wrote in a report
on tackling injustice: ‘The BBC’s tenperson executive committee is all white.
Yet we are supposed to be satisfied with
our national broadcaster, paid for by
every one of us, paying lip service to
diversity in terms of hiring junior staff
whilst letting diverse talent fade away
further up the food chain, and the
people who call the shots at the
top remaining a closed club.’
The MP, who chairs the allparty Parliamentary group on
race and community, said
establishment ‘big beasts’,
such as the BBC and
Oxbridge always
say the ‘talent
pipeline is not
by SAM LISTER
there so we will have to settle for incremental change’. He said: ‘If social
mobility is ever going to be more than
Westminster jargon, we need to shake
the roots of entrenched privilege and
tackle social apartheid.’
The BBC said 2017 figures showed
14.5 per cent of staff were from an ethnic minority background and it was
‘well on the way to hitting a target of 15
per cent of all staff from a black, Asian
and minority background by 2020’.
Mr Lammy was one of 13 MPs from
across the political spectrum to write for
a pamphlet by the Joseph Rowntree
Foundation and Bright Blue think-tank
calling for action to tackle the ‘burning injustices’ highlighted by
Theresa May when she became
prime minister.
Tory Nicky Morgan urged
reforms in schools and hospitals
to end gender inequality while
the Greens’ Caroline
Lucas called for
drug consumption rooms.
Plan to raise £10k for all 25-year-olds
ALL 25-year-olds should get a
£10,000 one-off sum, urges an
influential group of peers, business
leaders and policy experts.
The money could be used to pay for
property, education, set up a
business or invest in pensions.
It would be paid for by limiting taxfree inheritance to £125,000 with
anything above taxed at 20 per cent
up to £500,000 and 30 per cent
after that.
The Resolution Foundation
Intergenerational Commission also
wants working pensioners to pay
national insurance to fund a
£2.3billion windfall for the NHS. A
property tax would fund the same
amount for care services.
The Resolution Foundation’s
Lord Willetts said the proposals
were ‘not easy’ but many no
longer believe Britain’s young and
old are being treated fairly.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 METRO 7
You’re not keeping people
safe, Khan tells ministers
by DANIEL BINNS
THE mayor of London hit out at government ministers yesterday for failing
to keep people safe following a wave
of violence over the weekend.
One victim was a 13-year-old boy, hit
in the head by shotgun pellets while
out with his parents in Wealdstone.
He was among five people shot in
the capital in 24 hours.
They included Rhyhiem Ainsworth
Barton, 17, who died after he was targeted while playing football in Southwark on Saturday evening.
Sadiq Khan said his ‘heart goes out’
to the family and friends of the victims
and insisted his office was doing all it
could to work with police to bring
those responsible to justice.
But the mayor also attacked cuts to
policing, tweeting that he ‘refused to
accept that nothing can be done to stem
the appalling rise of violent crime’.
The Home Office said the ‘police
have the resources they need to carry
out their vital work’. Home secretary
Sajid Javid tweeted that the shootings
were ‘appalling’ and pledged to ‘work
with anyone determined to tackle it’.
Police said the 13-year-old in Wealdstone was shot by accident at Sunday
Crime scene: Left, after the shootings in Wealdstone on Sunday. Right, Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, who was shot dead PA
PART of Oxford remained in lock down last
night after armed police exchanged fire with
a man in residential property in the city centre.
Witnesses reported hearing at least three shots.
The area around Paradise Square and Norfolk
Road was sealed off as officers negotiated with
the gunman. Police said the incident was not
terrorist-related. South Central Ambulance
Service said one person was treated for ‘non-life
threatening injuries’.
‘Stop cuts’: Sadiq Khan
lunchtime by a man aiming at a boy of
15, who was also injured. Both suffered non-life threatening injuries, and
the younger boy has since been dis-
charged from hospital. Meanwhile, the
mother of murdered Mr Barton said her
son was an aspiring architect who had
‘so much potential’. Pretana Morgan
added: ‘Let my son be the last and be an
example to everyone. Just let it stop.’
But her plea to end the violence
seemed to go unnoticed when a 30year-old man, believed to be a food
delivery driver, was shot in New Cross,
south-east London, at 5pm yesterday.
His condition last night was said not to
be life-threatening.
The death toll from killings in London this year is now more than 60.
Extra police, with armed units, have
been deployed in the capital with shifts
extended, rest days cancelled and
officers being moved from other
areas.
IN BRIEF
Met spends £8.5m
on flights in 3 years
ALMOST £8.6million was spent
on flights by the Metropolitan
Police in three years.
The force bought 13,763
flights between April 2015 and
last December, with £4.8million
spent on non-economy seats,
including 114 first class flights,
according to figures obtained
by the TaxPayers’ Alliance.
The campaigning group said
luxury flights were ‘completely
inappropriate’, but the Met said
cheaper fares were bought ‘in
all instances’, with business
class seats only considered for
flights of more than six hours.
‘Huge rise’ in kids
sent to live away
THE number of kids being
‘farmed out’ to children’s
homes miles from where they
were brought up has soared
by nearly two thirds in five
years, new figures reveal.
Labour MP Ann Coffey said
the ‘shocking’ rise put a ‘sentaway generation’ at risk from
paedophiles and drug gangs.
She accused ministers of
breaking pledges to reduce outof-borough placements. It
comes as Department for
Education figures show a 64 per
cent rise in children being sent
to live away between 2012-2017.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 METRO 9
IN THE PATH OF VOLCANO
Residents flee doomed homes as river of molten lava wreaks havoc in Hawaii
by JOEL TAYLOR
A BURNING river of lava engulfs
homes on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Thirty-one houses have been
destroyed since the Kilauea volcano erupted last week, spewing
molten lava up to 200ft in the air.
More than 1,700 residents of the
Leilani Estates area on the east of
the island were evacuated as molten rock, toxic sulphur gas and
steam burst through openings in
the ground created by the volcano.
Hundreds were put up in American Red Cross shelters. Some were
allowed home briefly at the weekend to retrieve belongings, including pets, but it could be some time
before the area is declared safe.
US Geological Survey volcanologist Wendy Stovall said there was
more lava to come. ‘As long as that
supply is there, the eruption will
continue,’ she said.
The eruptions triggered a 6.9magnitue earthquake – Hawaii’s
largest in 40 years – on Friday.
The slow-moving lava has so far
covered an area equivalent to about
six football pitches. As for when its
progress may cease, traditional
Hawaiian beliefs say it depends on
the volcano goddess Pele, who
lives in Kilauea. When asked when
he would be able to return home,
Leilani Estates resident Steve Clapper said: ‘You have to ask Pele.’
In flames:
Aerial view
shows how
the river
of lava has
engulfed
upmarket
homes in
the Leilani
Estates
area EPA
In a jam:
Residents
queue to
retrieve
belongings
GETTY
Wall of fire: Burning lava completely blocks a road close to homes
EPA
Toxic: The lava has brought with it clouds of sulphur gas
Stormzy helps bishop
before royal wedding
Radio fans reckon Ed
has the Perfect song
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has
revealed a Stormzy song is helping
to soothe his nerves as he
prepares to marry Prince Harry
and Meghan Markle.
The Most Rev Justin Welby said
he feared ‘making it a hat-trick’
after being guilty of ‘cack-handed
mistakes’ at the last two
weddings he officiated at.
But he said he was taking
inspiration for the May 19
ceremony from Stormzy’s
Blinded By Your Grace.
‘There’s a line in that
– “I stay prayed up
and get the job done” –
I think that sort of
sums it up,’ he said.
Mr Welby said he
always feels nervous
at weddings ‘because it
is such an important day
for the couple, whoever
they are’.
ED SHEERAN’S Perfect has been
voted the number one song of all
time, knocking George Michael’s
Careless Whisper off the top spot.
The singer (pictured) said he had
‘wanted to write the best love
song I could’ and was ‘over the
moon’ it had won the hearts of
Smooth Radio listeners.
His Thinking Out Loud track
was fifth while Careless
Whisper, last year’s winner,
came second. Another George
Michael song, A Different
Corner, was third with I
Will Always Love You
by Whitney Houston
fourth in the poll.
Smooth Radio
played all 500 top
choices over the
holiday weekend.
Guilty Pleasures:
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 METRO 11
Nude awakening? Couple
in ‘Peeping Tom’ note war
by KRISTY DAWSON
A MARRIED couple have hit back
after being accused by neighbours of
flaunting their naked bodies by leaving
the blinds open.
Karin Stone and her husband Jay
were stunned to receive a hand-written
note through the door telling them to
cover up.
It read: ‘Would you please close
your blinds when getting dressed or
undressing. We are sick of seeing big
bum big boobs and little willy [sic]
and we will report you both for indecent exposure. Your neighbours.’
Now the couple, of Lemington,
Newcastle upon Tyne, have replied
with a note in their window saying:
‘Stop looking through our windows
you Peeping Tom. Your neighbours.’
Mrs Stone, 33, an office manager,
was away when the note arrived last
Friday. Her husband, 34, a DJ, told her
about it. She said: ‘(He) said, “You
will never believe it, we have got a
note through the door.”
‘He read out the note and I thought:
“Why have you been peeping in my
window anyway?” We don’t stand at
the window and dance or anything.
‘If they had knocked on my door I
would have said sorry – but if they are
IN BRIEF
Light sensitivity
‘points to autism’
BABIES whose pupils react
more strongly to sudden
changes in light are more
likely to later be diagnosed
with autism spectrum
disorder, a study has shown.
Researchers from Birkbeck,
University of London, said it
provides support for the view
that sensory processing plays
an important role in the
development of the disorder.
The findings, published in
Nature Communications
journal, could eventually lead
to improvements in early
detection of autism.
Male gene ‘guards
against leukaemia’
Dressing down: Jay and Karin Stone replied to the complaint from neighbours (top) with a forthright reply NORTH NEWS
that much of a prude, they have gone
into quite a description.
‘My husband said he was now going
to be known as having a little willy
rather than as a DJ. I think it’s hilarious.’ Mrs Stone is hoping for no more
naked aggression after the couple gave
their riposte. She said: I don’t know
how the neighbours will react. I am
either going to get somebody knock on
the door or we’ll have war of notes. It
might be an ongoing thing.’
A GENE found in the male-only
Y chromosome can protect
against an aggressive form of
blood cancer, a study found.
The UTY gene stopped male
mice from developing acute
myeloid leukaemia and may
guard against other cancers.
Experts said the University of
Cambridge and Wellcome
Sanger Institute study improves
understanding of how the
leukaemia – which has poor
long-term survival rates –
develops and could lead to
new research into treatments.
12 METRO Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Taylor’s pizza the action is
beyond fans’ Wildest Dreams
TAYLOR SWIFT is building a
Reputation as pop’s biggest dogooder. The Wildest Dreams singer
performed for more than 2,000 foster
and adoptive families at the weekend.
Swift, 28, invited them to a final
rehearsal for her world tour, which kicks
off tonight in Glendale, Arizona. She
also threw a pizza party and spent
hours posing for selfies, reports E!.
Earlier, she visited burns victim Isabella
McCune, eight, who is in hospital and
couldn’t make it to her show.
ED
SHEERAN
hasn’t looked back
since packing in his
cigarette habit. Celebrations
were in order for the singer as
he marked his fag-free
anniversary. ‘One year being a
non smoker today,’ the
27-year-old beamed
on Instagram. Bet
you’ve never
been Happier,
Ed.
Weave it out! Rita’s not ‘Becky’
RITA ORA has laughed off speculation
she once had an affair with JAY-Z.
Her name was thrown into the hat when
Beyoncé sang about a ‘Becky with the good
hair’ while addressing her hubby’s infidelity
on 2016 album Lemonade.
Denying the rumours, Reets, 27, said:
‘Dude, if I were, “Becky with the good hair”,
wouldn’t I actually have to have good hair?
Look at it. It’s all weave and extensions!’
Jay-Z’s mum’s GLAAD all over
EMOTIONS ran high for
JAY-Z’s mother, Gloria
Carter, after she won an
honour at the GLAAD awards.
She received the special
recognition accolade for her
role in his song Smile, about
her coming out as a lesbian.
‘I shared with my son who I
am,’ teary-eyed Gloria told
the crowd at the New York
ceremony.
‘Here I am. I’m loving. I’m
respectful. I’m productive
and I’m a human being
who has a right to
love who I love,’ she
continued. ‘So
everybody, just
smile. Be free.’
A N D R E I H A R M S W O RT H ’ S
McFly-ing the nest,
Dougie? INK. again
Poynter says his new band has the boys’ blessings
M
CFLY’s Dougie Poynter
insists there is no rift
with the rest of the boys
– even though he has
launched a new band.
The singer assured fans the writing
isn’t on the wall for the pop favourites,
despite spreading his wings with punkrock group INK.
‘There’s no beef. Tom [Fletcher] even
co-wrote one of the songs on our
EP’, he told Guilty Pleasures.
Indeed, Dougie describes his
McFly bandmates Tom,
Danny Jones and Harry Judd
as his ‘brothers’.
‘Those guys taught me how
Todd Dorigo and Corey Alexander –
to shave and how to get confidence
Dougie admits touring is a pain.
to talk to girls,’ he chuckled.
‘By the end, I’m a broken man. I
But the 30-year-old bassist
have shin splints. The back’s out
couldn’t give us an update on
of place because of the bass being
when McFly will be releasing
on one shoulder... I shouldn’t do
more music. Aside from a Best
any pogo-ing around stage at
Of collection, the lads haven’t
all but I can’t help it. If
dropped an album proper since
I’m not bouncing I’m
2010’s Above The Noise.
not working hard
‘I get asked it a lot and
enough,’ he exclaimed.
there is no real answer,’ he
INK. play London’s
said. ‘Everyone’s got their
Camden Assembly
own thing going on, which I
All INK.clusive:
on May 23
can only see adding to the
Dougie has joined a
Dougie’s clothing
future of the band one day.’
new band but insists
collection Polonius
Currently on the road with
also debuts on May 25.
INK. – completed by pals
McFly will go on
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Jump to it! Julia’s found a
way to deal with love Issues
JULIA MICHAELS was left heartbroken when her old flame
cheated on her at the gym – no wonder she has Issues.
‘My ex-boyfriend left me for his personal trainer,’
she told GP, quipping: ‘So that’s a good story.’
But the US singer, 24, isn’t too upset.
‘Whatever! You live, you learn, life
THAT
goes on, right?’ she shrugged.
you, RIHANNA?
Indeed, new tune Jump
Corset is. RiRi turns up
(out now) is about how
the heat in a black bustier,
she bounced back
lacy knickers and thighafter being dumped.
high stockings in an
‘It’s about falling in
Instagram snap which
love for the first time
she captioned: ‘Damn.’
after a break-up,’
The Work singer, 30,
she said. ‘When you
was modelling a
go through
number from her
something like
Savage lingerie
that, your body is
line, out on
like, “Resist, resist,
Friday.
it’s not real, it’s not
happening!”’
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JANET JACKSON
will cement her
‘legend’ status when
she collects the icon
gong at the Billboard
awards. She’ll also
treat fans to her first
televised performance
in nine years at the Las
Vegas do on May 20.
KANYE WEST saw
the funny side as
US TV show Saturday
Night Live skewered
his social media rants.
The rapper re-posted
the spoof sketch about
his recent Twitterstorm,
adding ‘crying with
laughter’ emojis.
RAPPER G-Eazy
has apologised
over his arrest for
assault and drugs
possession. After his
run-in in Sweden, he
posted: ‘Embarrassed
beyond words. So
f***ing grateful they
let me go.’
QUEEN + ADAM
LAMBERT will
rock Sin City later this
year. They’ll play a
ten-date run of shows,
titled The Crown
Jewels, at Las Vegas’s
Park MGM throughout
September. Tickets go
on sale Friday.
14 METRO Tuesday, May 8, 2018
GOOD DEED FEED
THANK you to all who helped
my daughter when she was hit
by another car at Gathurst last
Wednesday night. Especially
the men, including Paul, who
got the cars out of the road.
Margarita Dickinson,
Shevington, Wigan
THANK you to the person who
handed in my Little Brown Bag
when I left it on the No.61 bus
at Parkhead Forge. Getting it
back made my day.
Susanne, Glasgow
MANY thanks to the kind
person who found my ID pass
for Frimley Park hospital
paediatrics on the train on
Tuesday who then rang the
hospital to report it found and
posted it on. I am so grateful
for your good deed in getting
this back to me.
Sheila, Wokingham
PAUL, the cyclist outside
Liverpool Street station. Thank
you for helping me get to my
interview on time. Hope you
made it to the gym.
Lost Redhead
THANKS to the person who
handed my cash in at the
NatWest.
Chris, Washington
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Standards Organisation
NHS is to blame for
cancer test failure
Few know when a breast screening is required
n Daniel from Kidbrooke (MetroTalk,
Fri), with regards to your comment on
women missing breast screenings due to
an NHS IT failure, of course people are
responsible for their own lives but this
doesn’t mean people know when or how
often these tests are supposed to happen.
Do all of the women in your life
know? I’m going to guess that the
answer to that is no. My mum is one of
the people who missed their screening.
She assumed incorrectly that they
stopped doing them at 65 when she
wasn’t called for any more and only
found out that she had missed them upon
seeing the story in the news last week.
This is entirely the fault of the NHS and
to blame women who have died is just
wrong.
Vicki, London
n Daniel, I think you’re forgetting the
duty of care the NHS has. These women
lost out on scans because of failure at the
higher levels of the service, not a lack of
self-responsibility.
Luke, Gravesend
n Daniel, all these women were failed
dreadfully and not due to the fact they
didn’t think for themselves. These
women died unnecessarily and
prematurely. How absolutely tragic for
their families.
Ash, London
n Men are not routinely screened. My
husband identified his own lump and
received wonderful treatment. We are
now on year four and so far so good.
Once again, storms in tea cups.
Veronica Jessamine
n JW from Colchester said the women
who missed out were condemned to
death by Tory underfunding (MetroTalk,
Fri). Do you mean the Tory
underfunding that caused this NHS
screening issue in 2009 when Labour
were in power? Or the Tory
underfunding where they actually
pledged at the last election to give more
money to NHS than Labour did? You
only have to look at the issues that the
NHS has in Wales, which is run by
Labour, to realise that whoever is in
charge of the NHS it is screwed.
I work in the NHS and the waste is
outrageous; save the waste and start
making sure that only those eligible get
free treatment.
Alan, Ramsgate
Lords should weigh in on Brexit
n Brexit secretary David Davis said
House of Lords amendments could
hinder getting a good EU deal
(Metro, Fri). The Brexit talks need to
be undermined by the Lords
because the customs union
proposals are ill-conceived and
unworkable. If it wasn’t so pathetic
it might be funny.
Jay, Manchester
n Everyone gets their say via the
ballot box during a referendum. The
government of the day is then
obliged to carry out the majority
vote. This includes both the
opposition and the House of Lords.
So please, enough of the political
posturing and posing, you are all in
unique and privileged positions,
and do very well out of it.
Concentrate on the issues and not
your names in history.
D, Paisey
RUSH-HOU R C RU SH
LOVE is all around us, as shown
by the messages left by our
commuter cupids. Are they
talking about you? Don’t forget
to tell us if you get together!
TO the pretty lady Arriva conductor
on the 8.50pm Piccadilly to Chester
train on Tuesday. I thanked you at
the end of the journey, but was too
shy to ask for your number. Drink,
sometime?
Andrew, Warrington
I can’t believe I’m doing this – but to
the girl I was giggling with the whole
way down the Northern line at the
woman screaming her rhetoric. The
moment you got out at Stockwell
I realised I should have asked for
your number…
The Giggling Guy In A Suit Opposite
TO the man in glasses at the No.8
bus stop who waves when I pass
Greggs in the Jewellery Quarter? Are
Lady In A Brown Coat
you single?
TO the ravishing blonde beauty on
the train from London to Birmingham
on Monday night. I fell head first into
your pale, sapphire eyes, as you
glanced back at me whilst getting off
at Moor Street. I’d love another dip.
Coffee? Brunette With Heart Beating
Out Of Her Chest, Birmingham
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 METRO 15
AND ANOTHER THING...
n So Jose from St Albans says
teachers often work 80 hours
a week (MetroTalk, Fri). Oh
come off it. That works out at
over 11 hours a day seven days
a week! I know they have prep
work to do and homework to
mark but 80 hours a week?
Ann, York
n How ironic that voters in
some areas had to produce ID
to vote in last week’s local
elections (Metro, Fri). I’m all
for stemming fraud, so let’s
put the boot on the other foot
and have some of our devious
politicians brought to task
With the family:
Carol Griffiths
with the Freedom
Medal awarded
posthumously to
her grandfather
Arthur George
Hammond (inset)
and returned to her
after a Facebook
appeal SWNS
ANOTHER WORLD WAR I MEDAL MYSTERY
n I was delighted to read your story about the medal being returned to
its owner’s granddaughter, Carol Griffiths (Metro, Thu). By coincidence, I
found a World War I Distinguished Conduct Medal at my 93-year-old mum’s
house in Northumberland recently. No idea why it was there, having been
awarded to Private/Acting Sgt A Hensman of the Wiltshire Regiment.
Museum records say his first name was Albert and he may have been a
friend of my grandfather, who was a World War I veteran. It would give me
huge pleasure to return it to his family. Carol Hunt, Kingston upon Thames
Driverless
celebrities
are at risk
n Reading your article (Metro
Connect, Fri), I cannot understand
how driverless cars can exist in this
age of blame and compensation! If a
car must stop if it detects someone
in the road, how long will it be before
a ‘celebrity’ is car-jacked and
TO the cute Asian on the
Hammersmith and City line from
Barbican to Bow Road on Thursday
April 26 around 7pm wearing black
headscarf and leggings. You’re
amazing brown eyes captured me
straight away.
Asian Guy With
Grey Jacket, East London
PAINFULLY handsome bearded guy
on a last No.33A bus to Otley. I want
to spend the rest of my life with you.
The Popcorn Girl, Leeds
TO the tall maintenance guy working
on Kensal Green Tube station, last
Wednesday afternoon around 1pm
while I was waiting for the next train.
traumatised, or even actually hurt,
by someone simply stepping in front
of them? Which car company can risk
the possibility of a multi-billion
product liability bill? I await even
more TV adverts and unsolicited
phone calls
David Birt, Cannock
n Driverless cars in city centres like
Edinburgh fill me with dread. I can’t
imagine their software can cope.
These cars should be bright orange
so that the rest of us can give them
a wide berth. Pete Unwin, Edinburgh
You caught me smiling and you sat
next to me but I was too shy to say a
Asian Girl
word. Coffee or beer?
TO the handsome, bearded train
driver from Colchester to London
with a twinkle in his eye. One day I’ll
get the courage to say hello.
The Girl Watching You
TO the brunette who stopped by my
broken down car to give me
directions near Halstead. Drink?
Broken Down Car Guy, Sevenoaks
Text CRUSH followed by your Rush-Hour
Crush, name and where you live to 65700.
Standard network charge applies
when pre-election pledges get
conveniently reneged upon.
Dave, Epping
gentrification takes another
Nigel Savill, Northolt
step.
n Sad to read about Rheidol
and grandchildren, I do wish
they would come off social
media when they visit so we
can have a chat in peace!
Disgruntled OAP, Edinburgh
Mews in Islington (Metro, Fri).
Inevitably, it’ll be bought by
some hedge fund and
converted into ‘luxury
apartments’ with no thought
for the jobs lost, the small
businesses closed or the
disappearance of another
unique characterful slice of
London. So long as the
developers make a profit who
cares? And the seemingly
unstoppable march of
n Much as I love my family
n Jim from Walthamstow,
(MetroTalk, Thu), do you think
that Abba would tour? They
would do a couple of dates at
the O2, Birmingham NEC and
Manchester Arena. It’s the
fans who tour now, not the
Peter, Great Yarmouth
bands.
60
16 METRO Tuesday, May 8, 2018
SECONDSwith
BILL PULLMAN
The Independence Day actor,
64, on fruit-picking with the
neighbours, escaping to life on
the ranch and why his latest
film is a true family affair
now there are strange things.
I never realised, for instance, how
much that movie Casper is now
discussed by a lot of women as
a coming-of-age joy because they
identified with the daughter’s
character.
My favourite is erotic thriller
The Last Seduction, with Linda
Fiorentino…
Gad! I’m glad you like that one,
I wouldn’t have predicted that! The
other day I was trying to get rid of
stuff – it’s now my big chore in life –
and I went through some boxes and
there was this photo shoot with Linda
that was the most extraordinary photo
shoot. The shoot and the pictures,
I don’t know, there was something
so… she was in a very wild place!
Outside work, what are your
passions?
Oh God, I have too many of them, but
I have spent a lot of time making an
orchard in LA. We started about six
months ago with my neighbours, this
community initiative. Believe it or
not, in LA people have trees and they
can’t be bothered with it, so we have
volunteers that pick the fruit off
them and we have pop-up kitchens
and bring a lot of food to the areas
that need it.
I was told by someone
with a bit of psychic
power in Norway that
I was reincarnated from
an early Roman emperor
Any other passions?
The ranch has been a big part of my
life and I was told recently by someone
with a bit of psychic power in Norway
that I was reincarnated from an early
Roman emperor who was always
obsessed with infrastructure. In the
ranch I don’t go fishing, I don’t go
there to relax, I build and make things
better – fencing and irrigation – and
I just love being outdoors. It gives me
a chance to readjust my brainwaves.
What else do you have coming
up, work-wise?
We might try another run at The Sinner,
a TV show, plus I’m doing
something I swore I’d never
do – a one-person show. It’s
about Charlie Russell, an
iconic American painter of
the west.
REX
Your latest film is The Ballad
Of Lefty Brown. What were
the highlights of filming a
western near your home in
Montana?
Well, it was about as exciting as it
gets. I’ve had a ranch in Montana
with my brother for 26 years and
people I’ve known for a long time
are in the movie as extras. Our local
taxidermist plays the guy with the
beard in the hanging scene, and a
guy who is a retired theatre
professor I used to work with
plays the clerk in the hotel.
My youngest son plays
a young cowboy, my other
You’ve been in so many
son and daughter are in it as
shows and movies,
extras, and another son is a
can you tell which
banjo player. My wife is in
ones fans are going
it briefly in the hanging
to ask about?
Exciting: The Ballad No. I used to think
scene, as one of the
widows all in black.
I was good at that but
Of Lefty Brown
yes. Politics is really a local thing with
me: think global and act local. With this
orchard initiative I’m involved with we
started small and now we’re getting
involved with climate change and
advocating for indigenous tribes. That’s
the closest to politics I think I can get.
Do you have recurring dreams?
I did have nightmares growing up in the
1960s, when we used to see a lot of
films about nuclear blasts. I could
almost see the radiation coming like
a sheet of rain, progressing across the
land. The image is of glowing green
rain, moving forward, and no one
around me is aware that it’s happening.
Scary. You’re so busy,
when do you sleep?
You know, it feels like in the
last two days more people
have said that. I must look
like a maniac! I’ve got all
this going on and
You’ve played many
sometimes you get in this
professions. Which
manic mode. You’ve got to
.Wild: Linda Fiorentino. keep adding on and adding
do you have a
connection with in
.in The Last Seduction. on. I’m overcommitted and
I’m not sure I can deliver.
real life?
I’m a little nervous about this one-man
My father was a doctor, so there are
those connections to medicine, but then
show right now, I’ve got to figure out
I was a teacher in real life and there’s a
how to carve up enough time to really
few teachers in there. Then a carpenter –
do it. It’s so fascinating, though –
stimulation brings more stimulation.
I’ve made some furniture.
ANNA SMITH
What about the president?
Oh, the president – right, that’s right! I
totally forgot! That’s an important one,
The Ballad Of Lefty Brown is
out now on Digital HD and DVD
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 METRO 17
A Frank opinion
on Trump and
troubled times
REVIEW
Frank Turner, Be More Kind
(Xtra Mile/Polydor)
HHHH
by MALCOLM JACK
A
TATTOOED punk-folk
singer who studied at
Eton alongside Prince
William and now sells
out arenas, Frank Turner is a
mass of contradictions.
But there’s a good heart in
the middle of it all, and it finds
rousing voice on Be More Kind,
a noisy, angry, no-nonsense
record for troubled times.
Turner’s last
two albums
were largely
inspired by his
personal life
but here he
mixes songs
about his inner
demons with political material.
Make America Great Again
stamps all over Donald Trump’s
red baseball cap and offers
simple suggestions for tackling
right-wing populism, such as
‘make racists ashamed again’.
But it’s the gently fingerpicked title track that proves
most powerful: ‘In a world that
has decided that it’s going to
lose its mind, be more kind.’
Violent teen
is locked up
for refusing
to face judge
A TEENAGE bully who assaulted a
70-year-old woman has been locked
up by a judge after she turned her back
on him in court.
Xena Randell was told by judge
Anthony Potter that he was prepared to
give her a chance after she admitted
pushing the pensioner, causing her to
fall and hit her head.
But the 19-year-old – who has nearly
50 offences to her name – responded
by turning away.
The judge left the courtroom while a
dock officer tried to persuade her to
turn back around, stressing that she
had a chance to stay out of jail.
Randell responded angrily: ‘I know,
but I would rather be in prison. I can’t
control my anger.’
When the judge returned to find
Randell still facing away, he remanded
her in custody until she is sentenced at
Bully: Xena Randell,
19, assaulted a
pensioner while on a
coach trip PICTURE: BPM
by PAUL BEARD
a later date. He said: ‘Whatever acts
the juvenile court have taken, she’s in
the crown court now, and the crown
court will not be bullied.’
Randell pushed the pensioner over at
Wellesbourne market, Warwickshire,
where they had gone on a coach trip
together last August.
The teenager went off shopping with
her mother, leaving her grandfather
with the victim, who had helped to
organise the trip.
‘The complainant called the defendant a “selfish cow” for being away so
long, and the defendant pushed her
with some force,’ prosecutor Caroline
Harris told Warwick crown court.
The victim, who has osteoporosis
and heart disease, was found to have a
fractured pelvis. But Ms Harris said it
could not be proved ‘to the criminal
standard’ that the injury was caused by
the assault.
Randell, from Walsall, told police
who arrested her that she shoved the
woman ‘because she was in my space’.
The teenager – who was branded a
‘bully’ by the judge – has 13 previous
convictions for 49 offences, mostly
violent.
She is subject to a suspended sentence for assaulting a police officer.
18 METRO Tuesday, May 8, 2018
HIPPO KNOCKS AROU
Teens raped
and burned
as India sex
cases spiral
by JOEL TAYLOR
Death: Relatives mourn 16-year-old
Arrest: Neighbour who ‘raped girl, 17’ AFP
A TEENAGE girl is in critical condition
after suffering burns to 95 per cent of
her body after being raped and set alight
in India.
In the second such case in the eastern
state of Jharkhand within days, the 17year-old was attacked on Friday by a
neighbour keen to marry her.
‘The accused told us that he wanted to
marry the victim but she wasn’t ready,’
police officer Shailendra Barnwal said.
According to reports, the man waited
until the girl was alone before breaking
into her house. He then raped her before
setting her on fire.
Hearing her screams, neighbours in
the Pakur district village rushed to help
her. The suspect was arrested but no
charges have been made.
In an unrelated case, a 16-year-old girl
was set alight after telling police she had
been gang-raped. She died of her injuries on Sunday. It is believed she was
taken from her home and attacked while
her family were at a wedding.
Police have arrested 15 people in connection with the attack and her death.
In 2016, there were almost 39,000 sexual assaults – an increase of 12 per cent.
Last month, India’s cabinet passed an
order making the rape of a girl younger
than 12 punishable by death. It has yet to
be approved by parliament.
Signs point way to US embassy in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM’S city hall yesterday put up road signs in English, Hebrew
and Arabic for the new US embassy. The building is to be opened next
Monday. A large American delegation is expected, perhaps including
president Donald Trump, who controversially recognised Jerusalem as
Israel’s capital last year. Israel claims the entire city as its capital but the
Palestinians want the eastern sector as capital of their hoped-for state.
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UND THE CROC
DISTURBING a dozing crocodile is usually a bad idea but
these inquisitive young hippos came out on top after
waking up one in Zimbabwe.
The reptile hissed and opened its jaws wide when the
pair roused it from its slumbers beside a lake in
Hwange National Park.
But the hippos refused to be intimidated and the
smaller of the two snarled at the croc before chasing it
into the water. The youngster dived in but was unable to
catch up with its quarry. PICTURES: JAN HRBACEK/BARCROFT IMAGES
Putin sworn
in and vows
a better way
of life for all
On the red carpet: President Vladimir Putin is applauded by guests at the Kremlin AP
by DOMINIC YEATMAN
VLADIMIR PUTIN vowed to boost living standards in Russia as he was sworn
in for his fourth term as president.
The 65-year-old told thousands of
guests in an ornate Kremlin hall that ‘a
new quality of life, well-being, security
and people’s health’ was the priority for
his six-year term after a recession linked
to international sanctions.
Mr Putin, who made the short journey
from the Senate to the Grand Kremlin
Palace in a limousine, only briefly
referred to Russia’s international role.
He said: ‘Russia is a strong, active,
influential participant in international
life. The security and defence capability
of the country is reliably ensured. We
will give these matters the necessary
constant attention.’
Although Mr Putin has restored Russia
on the world stage through military
action, he has been criticised for its
dependence on oil and gas exports. He
Friends: Mr Putin and Mr Schröder
acknowledged formidable challenges lay
ahead, but added: ‘Russia has often
faced epochs of turmoil and trials, and
has always revived as a phoenix, reached
heights that others could not.’
Mr Putin, who has effectively led Russia for the 21st century, was re-elected in
March with 77 per cent of the vote.
Among the guests was former German
leader Gerhard Schröder, who is now
chairman of Russia’s state oil company
Rosneft and a critic of sanctions.
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We’ve got you under
our skin... Sinatra’s
fingerprints for sale
Call for action as
factories ‘flatline’
URGENT action is needed to
boost output, a group that
represents manufacturers and
engineering firms has warned.
Manufacturing productivity
has ‘flatlined’ since the
financial crisis a decade ago,
growing at less than one per
cent a year, said the EEF.
It urged the government to
create an industrial strategy
council to tackle the issue.
The group’s chief economist
Lee Hopley said past attempts
to improve productivity in all
areas of the economy had
failed to deliver a ‘major shift’.
He added: ‘Manufacturing
offers a good area to get gains
on productivity growth. An
industrial strategy council
should be created urgently
and put to work to identify
how the overall strategy can
improve productivity in those
sectors where it has lagged.’
A business department
spokesperson said: ‘Through
our modern industrial
strategy we are committed to
growing productivity.’
My way: The fingerprints taken after Frank Sinatra was arrested for ‘seduction’
BNPS
FRANK SINATRA’S
fingerprints from a
brush with cops 80
years ago are up for
auction.
The singer
(pictured) was
23 when he
was arrested
by New Jersey
police in
November
1938 for
‘seduction’. It was
alleged that he had
sex with an
unmarried woman ‘of
good repute’ after
promising to marry
her. Later, it
emerged Sinatra’s
lover was married
so he was charged
with adultery –
but both charges
were later
dropped.
Each of the
fingerprints for
‘Sinatra, Francis Albert’
are signed in pencil. He
is listed as 5ft 8in tall,
weighing 125lb with
‘blue eyes’.
His occupation is
described as a singer
although he was a
$15-a-week singing
waiter at The Rustic
Cabin bar in
Englewood Cliffs,
New Jersey.
The sheet,
which is
estimated to
make £4,500 in New
York, is stamped
‘dismissed’ as he was
cleared.
Julien’s Auctions,
which is selling it on
May 19 on behalf of a
collector, said: ‘He
had done nothing
which we would
consider not to be
normal but it was a
different time.’
Deliveroo wheels
out £10m cover
for army of riders
DELIVEROO is spending £10million to give 35,000 riders free
accident insurance.
Workers with the online delivery
firm in the UK and 11 other countries will be covered for up to £7,500
of medical expenses and up to 75
per cent of average gross income if
they are injured at work.
The package will apply to all riders who are logged in and marked as
available on the Deliveroo app as
well as up to one hour after logging
off. They will also have access to
£1million in public liability insur-
by KALYEENA MAKORTOFF
ance. Cover is already available to
UK riders for £1.85 per week.
Deliveroo said it would like to
offer more benefits but risks being
forced to count riders as staff rather
than as self-employed workers.
Chief executive and founder Will
Shu said: ‘We know riders value the
flexibility of being able to fit their
work around their life, but they also
deserve security if they’re involved
in an accident. We would like to go
further, but are currently constrained
by the law.’ Mick Rix of the GMB
union said the company ‘finally
appears to be taking the safety of its
workers seriously’ but said it must
‘wake up to its other responsibilities’, such as holiday and sick pay.
Last year, the Central Arbitration
Committee rejected the Independent
Workers’ Union of Great Britain’s
bid to represent riders in north London. Reacting to the insurance offer,
the IWUGB’s Megan Brown said: ‘It
is a laughably bad joke that Deliveroo
denies its riders worker rights while
pretending to be on their side.’
BUSINESS BRIEFING
Rail bosses aim to simplify confusing fares High price to pay
TRAIN ticket pricing could be
reformed to make the system
simpler and fairer, says the Rail
Delivery Group, which represents
operating companies.
Some of the 55million fares
now available may be scrapped
after a poll showed only one in
three passengers was confident
they had bought the best value
option for their last journey.
The RDG will consult passengers
before submitting ‘revenue
neutral’ plans to the government.
Co-op urges firms to educate pupils
THE Co-op has put an extra £3.6million into its academies
programme as it urges businesses to help prepare pupils
for work. Deputy chief executive Pippa Wicks (pictured)
said industry demands high quality talent but too few
companies were investing to make it happen.
n BARCLAYS bosses are to meet activist investor Ed
Bramson this week to fend off any demands for an
overhaul after his Sherborne fund invested £2billion
to become the fourth largest shareholder.
HALF of employees would
reject a pay rise if it meant
working with people or in
an environment they did
not like, a study found.
Only one in eight said pay
was the main factor in
their job. Despite this, half
of those polled by jobs site
Indeed said they were not
paid enough. Bill Richards,
UK boss of Indeed, said:
‘Jobseekers are looking for
the all-round package of
what a company can offer.’
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Amy
goe
goes
flat out
The Olympic skeleton racing
champion talks to Andrew
Williams about swapping her
five-storey Georgian townhouse
for a bungalow in the country
PHOTO: ANNA BARCLAY
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Amy Williams
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our bodies, but you’d never know
about it until you start training
seriously every day. And I had a
few knocks on the sled when I was
competing, so it’s a combination of
that. After the last operation, they
said I needed knee replacements but
I’m too young.’
So when Amy married her solider
husband Craig in 2015 and was
planning on starting a family, she
decided to buy a bungalow. ‘With a
small child you’re up and down
stairs all the time, so it was just a
way of eliminating that.’
The added bonus is that her new
home, in a village outside Bath, is
near to where she grew up as a
child and has sentimental value.
She was also immediately bowled
over by views of fields and a valley
from the house.
‘All our visitors remark what a
beautiful view it is,’ says Amy. She
was so impressed she decided to
add an extension with a huge
picture window to get the most
from the panorama.
Unfortunately, the work didn’t go
smoothly. ‘They told us it would
take three months – but I’d got
pregnant and had our son Oscar by
the time they finished,’ she laughs.
Problems included the builders
discovering the bungalow’s
foundations were deeper than
expected, adding a few weeks onto
the project, then there was a
shortage of Bath stone required for
the build.
When all that was finished there
was an unexpected problem with
the window. ‘They came to fit it and
said they’d have to do it again
because the wind over the valley
would be too strong for the glass,’
says Amy.
‘It added another month on as
they made the replacement with
stronger glass.’
Despite the setbacks,
she’s happy with how
it’s turned out. ‘My
husband wasn’t
convinced about
the window at
first, but I’m
really glad we
did it.’
The new room
features a
chandelier from
Amy’s old house.
‘It has that nice rainbow
‘I don’t put my medals
on display. When you’re
a couple it’s not all
about you’
effect when the sun hits it,’
she says.
‘My aim is to create a bit of a
Georgian Bath feeling in a 1970s
bungalow – I’m not sure how
possible that is but I’m giving it
a go.’
Other pieces from Amy’s
previous home include a large
mirror and a
Georgian chair,
both from a
local antiques
shop.
Amy’s Olympic
past is reflected in
an artistic poster in
the living room,
which is from the 2010
Winter Games in
Vancouver. ‘The medals at
WORDS FROM THE WISE.... EXTENSIONS
BEFORE you take the plunge
and extend your property, Alex
Depledge MBE, an expert in
home improvement planning
has some words of wisdom:
n Some areas can suffer from
‘ceiling prices’, meaning a
property won’t sell for more
than those around it. So, if
you’re extending to see the
value of your home increase,
make sure your time isn’t being
wasted due to your location.
n Understand your style. Go
on Pinterest and create boards
of what you do like and what
you don’t. This is going to really
help your architect when it
comes to designing your home
and saves them time as they’ll
know from the off what you’re
all about.
n Get snooping! Seriously,
stick your head over the fence
and see what other people on
your street have done. Not
only will this give you ideas, it’ll
demonstrate what the council
is willing to give approval for.
You may even find a neighbour
willing to recommend local
professionals or advise on the
budget you’ll need.
n Know what you can get
away with. Providing you don’t
live in a flat or maisonette, a
lot of homes have permitted
development rights. It’s a
scheme introduced by the
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GO FOR GOLD
Try these finishing touches for
your home
What a view: Amy Williams in
front of the vast picture window
in the extension, right. Below:
The bungalow’s living room
Fifteen Circles decorative mirror
£129, barkerandstonehouse.co.uk
the Vancouver Games had different
designs but when they are put
together they form a beautiful
aboriginal pattern.
But if you didn’t know that was
from the Olympics it wouldn’t be
immediately obvious.’
Amy prefers to keep her sporting
memorabilia in a corridor. ‘I don’t
want it all on display in the living
room. When you’re a couple it’s not
all about you.’
But she has on show her MBE
certificate, photos from the
Olympics and the torches she
carried at the London 2012
Olympics, and in PyeongChang at
the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
As well as being one of the torch
carriers at PyeongChang, Amy was
part of the BBC’s team of
commentators. Now the work
on the home is completed and
the family have settled in,
would she have done anything
differently?
‘No. We still need to do the
garden but we’re lucky, there’s
nothing we’d change.
‘People often want bigger and
better and push themselves to the
limit with mortgages but by moving
here we’ve done the opposite.
‘We’re happy with we’ve got. My
dream home would probably still
be a Georgian country house,’ she
laughs, ‘But my heart is here.
Moving back here to raise a family
means a lot to me and we love
having a family home with room
for visitors who want to stay. That’s
more important to us.’
government that allows you
to build on your home without
needing planning permission.
The rules of this can be a little
confusing, so have an architect
talk you through them.
n Look out for the warning
signs. There are certain red
flags that you can scope out
beforehand that will let you
know how difficult your build
might be. For instance, have
you got a large tree in your
garden that
may require
tree officer
guidance
(yes, that’s a
thing!)? Is your
house listed?
Are you near a
main road? All off
these can throw a spanner
in the works.
n Be realistic with your budget.
A lot of people plan for an
Gold clock
£48, graceandgrey.co.uk
Tucked away: Amy in the
corridor with her gold medal
and PyeongChang torch
e
extension
by
looking at all the
fittings they want
to install, like a
bespoke kitchen
ro
om Germany.
ha
ances are, this isn’t
wherre your money will
be going
g and nor should
it. Kitchens depreciate in value
over time, but a well-made
extension that adds on more
footage? Doing that well is
where the value lies.
n Don’t think everything will
run to your schedule – it won’t.
Getting approval alone from
the council takes between
eight to ten weeks. If you’re
building and you share walls
with your neighbour, getting an
agreement in place with them
can take three months!
n Alex Depledge is
co-founder of resi.co.uk an
architecture service that helps
homeowners. Design packages
start from £250
Bisque Classic
radiator in gold, From
£426 bisque.co.uk
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O L D E R I S O FT E N B E T T E R . . .
Would you buy a vintage/
antique, or modern rug?
There are so many positives to
buying vintage, and for rug
shopping, this is no exception.
You can find beautifully
hand-stitched or woven rugs
overseas if you look online.
Authentic, Moroccan Berber
rugs are popular and usually
have a deeper pile than
contemporary versions. A
cream Beni Ourain (left), with
black diamond patterns suits
any room and is really in style
at the moment. Prices from
£350 at Vinterior. We also
work with boutique,
independent brands, such
as Jerry from Ark Midcentury,
who goes to Istanbul to source
the rugs. Prices for vintage rugs
can be reasonable, with some
starting from £100. Try Persian
rugs as the variety, pattern and
quality is exceptional. They are
made from wool and silk. For
slightly thicker rugs, look for a
Gabbeh Persian rug, again
adorned with beautiful colours
and textures. Rug Addiction
have a wonderful selection.
GOOD VINTAGE
Sandrine Zhang Ferron on where to find
old treasures... and how to restore them
I want a vintage desk lamp for
my home office but haven’t
got masses of space
There are so many beautifully slim
vintage lamps out there where you
could just introduce a bulb with a
pretty filament. You can ditch the
shade to save space and let the bulb
do the talking. We like the bulbs at
Dowsing & Reynolds. For a true,
classic style why not go for a 1920s
green and brass banker’s light, which
is slim enough to sit at the front of
the desk and direct light downwards
on to your papers. Alternatively, a
small, but versatile, design classic is
the Pinocchio lamp by Busquet from
the 1950s, or, our absolute favourite,
the classic, industrial style
Anglepoise lamp. One of my go-to
shops is Chase & Sorensen, which
sell great light bulbs, vintage and
contemporary homeware.
Does buying vintage furniture
online come with any sort
of guarantees?
Quality and authenticity can be an
issue, which is one of the main
reasons I started Vinterior. I was
often unsure whether what I was
buying was the real deal. It is
important that the seller, or platform
you are buying from, offers a returns
policy, so you have the option to
inspect the item and send it back if it
is not as expected. Look out for
identification
stamps and or
ensure there
are enough
photographs
to capture any
flaws on items.
Ask the seller about
condition and
authenticity to cover
all bases.
I love car boot sales. What
should I keep my eye out for?
I love going to flea markets during
my holidays and car boots back in
the UK. Car boot sales can be gold
mines if you know what to look for.
Sometimes you can find design gems
that need restoration at a fraction of
thier original cost. If you are lucky,
you may come across classics such
as Ercol, Eames, Knoll, Le Corbusier
or metal Tolix chairs. However, it is
more likely you’ll find industrial-style
lamps and old pub or road signs.
These often get discarded by people
for not being in their style or seeing
the beauty in their individuality. Used
books, encyclopedias and vinyl are
also a cheap way to add a vintage
touch to your décor. Rustic kitchen
tables, wooden chairs or cabinets
that need a lick of paint work well for
shabby chic-style interiors. Oh – and
get there early!
How can I restore a set of
worn, antique copper pans so
I can cook with them?
It depends how worn they are. If the
interior lining is destroyed, pitted or
has a blue/green patina then,
without proper industrial treatment,
this can be dangerous to use due to
its toxicity. For antique, copper pans
showing none of these signs, then
you can try everything from
scrubbing with ketchup, vinegar or
any kind of weak acid. Copper pans
beyond the point of no return can
make for fab décor.
n Sandrine Zhang Ferron
is founder of vinterior.co,
an online marketplace
for vintage and
antique furniture
INTERVIEW BY
LARA SARGENT
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Light up, light up
Make sure your party continues into the
night by hanging up a few strings of 20
multi-coloured Carnival Solar Festoon lights
which illuminate automatically as darkness
falls – with no electricity needed.
£19.99, lights4fun.co.uk
Chill out
Decked out
Drink it in
Keep a stash of bright, plastic cocktail
glasses to hand so you can whip up a mojito
or martini – without breakages.
99p each, homebargains.co.uk
Foldaway
deckchairs (with
durable sailcloth
slings) are
spot-on for off-the-cuff
garden parties and can
be easily stored inside once
the weather turns.
£99 each, welovecushions.co.uk
Lara Sargent on great candles
candles,
boho paper plates, gorgeous
rugs and carnival lights
to pimp up your garden
Keep your
Chablis
chilled for
up to four
hours in this
Built One
Neoprene
wine tote
which
stretches to
fit different
bottle sizes.
£7.19,
amazon.
co.uk
Take a seat
i
n
at
,
.
Tray chic
Ferry nibbles
and drinks in
and out of the
garden on
these bold and
budget-friendly
trays. Brill stuff.
£2.79,
homebargains.
co.uk
Paper trail
Floor show
Grass roots
Even apartment-living
urbanites can recreate
the smell of freshly cut
grass on a summer’s
afternoon with this
scented candle.
£8.95, lily-flame.co.uk
No time to get out the jet
wash? Then pep up your
patio with one of these
indoor/outdoor rugs made
from a flatweave 100 per
cent polypropylene.
From £69.99, modernrugs.co.uk
A S K T H E E X P E R T H O W D O I M A K E T H E M O S T O F M Y O U T D O O R S PA C E ?
n FOR me, herbs are an essential,
either on an outdoor table
or near the back door,
so they are on hand
for al fresco dining.
Basil, thyme,
rosemary and mint
look fabulous
tucked onto a
drinks trolley for
the ultimate cocktail
evening!
n USE climbing plants to add
some height, which will create
a cosy feel and make the
area feel enclosed. If
you’re in a sunny
position, try
growing a
Trachelospermum
jasminoides (star
jasmine), and
around June to
August it will be
covered in clusters of
white, star-shaped
flowers with the most
e
l h
s
heavenly scent. The leaves are
evergreen, too, so you will have
year-round coverage. Try a
climbing hydrangea for a shady
wall, but be careful, as this can
take over. Use a mix of containers
around seating areas with
varied plants. Choose scented
options such as lavender, roses
or Nicotiana sylvestris
(flowering tobacco).
n A FEW branches of foliage such
as eucalyptus or silver birch laid
along the centre of a garden table
is easy to do, while snipping a few
flowers from your garden for a
little vase or jar will create a
relaxed centrepiece. Sweet peas
are perfect and smell lovely.
n A LIGHTING plan is essential for
creating the right mood and
highlighting particular plants or
trees – it also means you can
extend the hours you can enjoy
your garden. Use solar lights,
string lights or candles and
With garden designer
Catherine Chenery
choose hurricane lamps, so you’re
not re-lighting them if the wind
gets up.
n BE IT a little bench, a dining
table or a bistro set on a balcony,
comfortable furniture is essential,
while cushions create a homely
atmosphere and add colour.
Garden designer Catherine
Chenery will be at the House &
Garden Festival, June 20-24,
Olympia, London,
catherinechenery.co.uk
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No tipple is complete without a garnish. Here’s ten of the best you
can grow at home – with or without a garden, says Rob Buckhaven
N
OËL Coward’s method
of making the perfect
martini by ‘filling a glass
with gin and waving it in
the general direction of
Italy’ wouldn’t cut it nowadays.
With sales at a record high and a
mind-blowing array of brands,
botanicals and styles on offer, how
we serve our gin is becoming ever
more crucial.
Whether it’s a simple, lemon-zest
twizzle or a full Sunday roast
wrapped around the rim of the glass,
garnish now plays the multiple role of
eye candy, flavour enhancer and postquaffing snack.
Growing your own garnish might
sound like a hipster fantasy, but TV
horticulturalist Michael Perry says it’s
possible even in tight city spaces.
‘With an emphasis on smaller scale
and low maintenance, there are loads
of effective ways to grow your own
garnish,’ Perry encourages. With that
in mind, here are ten great
garnishes to grow at home.
CALAMONDINS
These dwarf orange trees, originally from China,
produce fruit that looks midway between a
satsuma and a kumquat. Calamondins can be
grown as a houseplant or in the conservatory.
Perry says: ‘You’ll be amazed how easy they are
to grow. Buy them as plants and keep them
in a sunny spot, with a spritz of water daily.’
Calamodins are a gin-friendly combo of a tarttasting flesh and a sweet outer skin.
BEST WITH – Seven Sisters Gin,
£38.95, thewhisky
exchange.com
Made partially
from grape spirit,
distilled from the
third pressing at
premium Sussex
sparkling
wine producer
Rathfinny Estate. The
distilled grape varieties
chardonnay, pinot noir and
pinot Meunier add a creamy stonefruit profile alongside the orangezest notes this gin is known for.
CUCAMELONS
Imagine grape-sized, mini
watermelons that taste of
cucumber and lime and you’ve
nailed the cucamelon.
Described by Perry as ‘the
buzz plant of the last few
years’, these whacky fruits
are the brain-child of Kewtrained botanist James Wong.
Surprisingly, it’s an incredibly
easy vine to grow, which Perry
points out can ‘cover ugly
garden spots quickly’. Perry
advises growing them from
seed, with many garden centres
now stocking this garnish.
Cucamelon harvesting
begins late summer.
BEST WITH – Little
Bird Gin, £29.95,
masterofmalt.com
Orange, pink grapefruit
and ginger lead the
charge, perfect for the
lime injection of the
cucamelon. Pay a visit
to their vintage-style
gin joint at Maltby
Street Market.
EDIBLE FLOWERS
Not only is borage, according to P
best blue flowers in the hort
with leaves that taste like
also a doddle to grow f
seed, and provides a g
pop of colour dotted a
the vegetable garden.
daisies will add a jolt o
electricity to your G&T
n
and are a great contain
plant. The lush foliage is
accompanied by striking,
pompom yellow flowers
each summer.
BEST WITH – Horttu
Artisian London Dry Gin, £15..9
l
Developed by Michelin-starred chef, Kevin Lov
ex-head chef at Heston’s ‘The Hinds Head’, this
silver award-winner is a steal and has sasssy, lemo
verbena notes – perfect with an electric daisy garni
SIL
,
k
n-sttyle curries, this garnish has all
avo
our of regular basil, only with an
f light anise and liquorice notes.
ends you ‘grow from seed on
windowsills, or mix them up with
in your summer patio pots,
them on the dry side as the
s emerge’. This garnish buddies
nicely with cucamelons and a
wist of lime juice in your G&T –
ays muddle before guzzling.
BEST WITH – Jindea Single Estate
,
8.93, thedrinkshop.com
he ‘First Flush Darjeeling Tea’
ka ‘the champagne of tea’,
elatively new to the market
h checking out for its attractive
r
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HERB CELERY
Forget the pale, green
stalks we use as hummus
scoops, this is its
darker, tastier and
easier-to-grow sibling. It’s
a peppery garnish, not
unlike flat-leafed parsley
in appearance. As Perry
advises, ‘this garnish is
most at home growing
on the vegetable
patch or at the
allotment, though it can be
grown in smaller spaces’.
What works as a gin
accompaniment can also
be used for food dishes,
adding peppery crunch to
soups and salads.
BEST WITH –
Portobello Road Gin
No. 171, £26, tesco.com
A traditionally styled
London dry gin with
clean-cut, classic flavours
of Spanish lemon rind
and nutmeg. The herb
celery garnish releases
a hidden peppery side
on the finish, adding a
touch of lifted aromatics.
Visit the Ginstitute at the
Portobello Star Pub to
bottle your own recipe.
theginstitute.com
DWARF CHERRY TOMATOES
Although tricky to fathom as a gin garnish,
these miniature flavour bombs are sublime
with Mediterranean herb-infused gin. Flavourwise, home-grown dwarf tomatoes can be
significantly sweeter than any you’ll find in a
shop. An easy one to grow from seed, this is
a solid choice of garnish for the uninitiated
gardener. As Perry encourages, ‘hunt down
plants in your local garden centre, they’re
well worth it and just perfect for borders
and containers’.
BEST WITH – Gin Mare,
£31.50, waitrose.com
With an abundance of Mediterranean
herbs in the botanical line-up,
including rosemary, thyme,
arbequina olives and basil,
this gin smacks of the Catalan
underbrush. Perfect with a
sweet dwarf cherry tomato.
PHYSALIS
PINEAPPLE MINT
Aka the ‘Cape gooseberry’ or ‘ground cherry’, this
is as easy to grow as the dwarf cherry tomato.
Housed in a papery lantern with flesh not unlike a
firm tomato’s, its unique flavour profile smacks of
strawberry, grape, gooseberry and tomato. Perry
notes: ‘The Physalis is a gloriously exotic looking
plant, an eye-catching addition to the greenhouse
or summer patio.’ Grow from seed, but you may
have to look slightly harder to find them.
Think regular mint with a pedigree, this is the
connoisseur’s choice with a cream-edged, furry
foliage and soft notes of tropical pineapple on the
nose. Mint is a top choice for garnish, bringing
out the fresh notes in gin. Growing-wise, Perry
notes that this garnish, ‘acts well in a window-box
supporting role and loves a sunny spot.’ Aromatics
are everything, so remember to smack it between
your palms to release the aromas before garnishing.
BEST WITH – Silent Pool Gin, £37,
BEST WITH – Roku Gin,
marksandspencer.com
£30, waitrose.com
This gin impresses with soft botanical
Produced by Suntory, legendary
GETTING
notes of lavender, chamomile and
distillers of Japanese whisky,
GIN THE
Essex-grown, kaffir lime leaves.
Roku means ‘six’ in Japanese.
Key botanicals
MOOD
include yuzu
For further gin sampling, why
peel and green
not grab tickets to Junipalooza
tea, which tie in
London, one of the largest
beautifully
gatherings of gin distillers in
with the
the world with over 35 British
sweetdistilleries on show.
sour profile
June 9-10, Tobacco Dock,
of the
£35 per session,
physalis flesh.
junipalooza.com
COCKTAIL KIWIS
CHILLI
An often-overlooked garnish that injects a kick of
heat into your gin, ideal for spice fans. Slit the pepper
in half to release the flavours, removing all seeds
to avoid any nasty surprises. Super-easy to grow,
chilli plants are low maintenance and also act as a
compelling windowsill decoration. Perry is a fan:
‘The statuesque plants can be grown from seed
or purchased as plants, and you’ll be harvesting
your ripe fruits by August.’
BEST WITH – Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin,
£32.75, thewhiskyexchange.com
What the name doesn’t say is that the hops
are wild, collected from a Sussex
hedgerow, adding a unique
bitter-floral profile
that’s ideal
for chilli.
HITTING THE
HIGHBALL
NOTES
As the original
highball drink, gin was
originally served in
the classic ‘highball’
tumbler glass, largely
as there weren’t many
other options around.
Although some classic
hotel bars are still
loyal to tradition,
times have moved
on for others. The
recent explosion of
gin styles means
today’s stemware is
all about maximising
flavour, cue the Copa
de Balon, or balloon
glass. Originated in
Spain in the 1700s,
the wide bowl traps
the gin’s flavours and
allows the ice to melt
more slowly. It’s a
win-win…
The super-sweet, grape-sized berries are cousins to the regular
kiwi fruit. Described as ‘nature’s Haribo’, they hail from deepest
Siberia but can also thrive here in the UK. Perry advises: ‘Buy as
plants and grow in dappled shade on a rich soil – it may take a few
years before you see fruit, but vines are attractive climbers for any
UK garden.’ Pick a self-fertile variety like Issai to avoid having to
purchase multiple male/female plants.
BEST WITH – London No 1 Gin,
£33.99, ocado.com
Unapologetically savoury
with a trademark hue
from infusion with
gardenia flowers.
Floral notes
spill through
on the palate,
giving way to a
soft, bergamot
finish.
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We’re going loco for these Acapulco
wicker garden chairs. The comfy,
rattan-effect designs are
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few hours in the sun.
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In your place
Just add classic white
crockery to these
beautiful botanical
table mats – and
that’s the decoration
done for a stylish
dinner party.
£56 for four,
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Bedtime stories
Changing sheets may be over: place these
pretty printed duvets in the wash, let them
dry in a day, and, voila, a freshly-made bed!
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BBQ season is nearly upon us,
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Even if you haven’t given birth to the
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with a cuppa. These specialty teas are
perfect for late nights, early morning
feeds and keeping you energised.
£6 each, hotteamama.com
Milking it
Hot List has always been
a Milkybar kid at heart,
so we can’t wait to try the
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with less sugar, but
the same, sweet,
creamy taste and
the first-ever cocoa
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From 60p, tesco.com
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Pirate quips aside,
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year, so Hot List is
getting on board
with Cut Rum’s new
spicy, smoked and
overproof liquors.
Perfect for tiki-style
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Breathing life into glass:
Peter Layton and some of his work
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The master glass-blower loves his work
so much he has difficulty parting with it
PETER LAYTON has been at the
forefront of British glassblowing
since the 1970s, always pushing
boundaries, always experimenting
and always inspiring. Aged over 80,
he’s still working from the same
Bermondsey studio.
Why did you become
a glassblower?
During the swinging ’60s I studied
ceramics at the Central (School of Art
and Design), with some of the
country’s best potters and shortly
after that I taught ceramics in the
University of Iowa. Harvey Littleton, a
potter considered to be the father of
modern studio glass, set up the first
university glassblowing department
in Wisconsin. One of his graduates
was teaching at Iowa and I was lucky
enough to participate in one of his
first summer workshops. I was
smitten from day one! While clay is a
wonderful medium, and I still enjoy
its tactile qualities, glass is magic!
Who trained you?
I am self-taught. For centuries,
glassmaking was a secretive trade,
so there was hardly anywhere you
could learn this craft. The only thing
to do was to set up your own studio.
As total novices, we built our furnace
and other equipment and within a
few days were attempting to blow
life into misshapen globs of fiercely
molten glass.
Have you ever hurt yourself
glassblowing?
I burnt myself badly within days of
being introduced to glassblowing. I
smelt cooking flesh long before I felt
any pain. Fortunately,
it healed well.
Any other
near disasters?
We installed an
enormous metal and
glass sculpture aboard
Royal Caribbean’s
Legend Of The Seas
(cruise ship). During
her maiden voyage she
encountered enormous
storms which damaged
much of the interior. I was told that
our sculpture swayed majestically
throughout the storm and we
escaped a disaster.
What’s the most difficult
thing you’ve tried?
It’s when people commission us
without understanding the time it
takes and expect us to meet
impossible deadlines.
What glass products make
you cringe?
I can’t think of any, although I was
once asked to make some brown
noses for an editor of a newspaper.
We declined.
Where do you get your
inspiration from?
Shells and pebbles and other found
objects, travel — beautiful places
such as the Barrier Reef and Petra in
Jordan. I’m currently working on ice
caps – blown, cut and polished
pyramid-like sculptural forms. My
hope is that these objects will
prompt to alert us to global issues.
What’s the most beautiful
item you’ve made?
I don’t know if it’s the most beautiful,
but my most recent forms
encapsulate a volcanic character and
I’m enjoying exploring their depths.
Do you find it hard to part with
some pieces?
Definitely. Some go before I’ve had
time to really enjoy living with them.
Is glassblowing disappearing?
Globally, glass factories
are closing, although
studios like ours are
helping to keep the art
alive. It’s crucial that such
skills are not allowed to
die out. Glass is a
wonderfully expressive
and exciting medium, but
due to high running costs,
it’s not easy to sustain.
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Puzzles
METROSCOPE
by Patrick Arundell
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
Across
QUICK CROSSWORD
Down
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report that’s sent back (7)
7. It may be hard pressed by the
driver in a hurry (5)
9. Finish Den off (3)
10. She is not highly noted as a
musical performer (9)
12. Revise my ode on true scripture
book (11)
15. More than one naval officer
round the East compels military
service... (11)
17. ...to provide more men to check
violence (9)
19. The conscientious type will hold a
pen (3)
21. Fights produce spells of
illness (5)
22. Alight as a tailless bird! (7)
Across
1 & 16Dn. Just the place made for
watching splendid
resistance (5-5)
2. See 18 Down
3. Principal character gives the girl
a ring (4)
4. The servants are restin’ badly (9)
5. I’m surrounded by artificial
jewellery - it’s a hobby (7)
8. Make somebody go without any
fare (6)
11. Shoot, men, a tiger has run
amok (9)
13. Fibrous cord for net put up by
Spaniard (6)
14. Untidy bedroom shows lack of
interest (7)
16. See 1 Down
18 & 2Dn. He issues a summons to
those due to appear (4,3)
20. One politician can be a little
devil (3)
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Aromatic spice (6)
Inhabitant (7)
Top card (3)
Rips (5)
Eyes up (5)
Performed (5)
Eerie (5)
Biblical priest (3)
Statesman (7)
Small truck (4-2)
Long thick human hair (4)
Glandular organ (5)
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Indigenous (6)
Prepared (5)
Metroku
Quick
Across: 4 Police; 7 Harangue; 8 Dapple; 10 Amass; 13 Vase; 14
Dodo; 15 Eels; 16 Kid; 17 Bolt; 19 Epee; 21 Perfectly; 23 Sari; 24
Across: 1 Amps; 8 Longfellow; 9 Footnote; 10 Copy; Rose; 26 Boy; 27 Grab; 29 Arab; 32 Lion; 33 State; 34 Accent; 35
12 Byroad; 14 Thread; 15 Fiends; 17 Sector; 18
Obituary; 36 Proper.
Stem; 19 Adoption; 21 Laundryman; 22 Keel.
Down: 1 Ahead; 2 Broad; 3 Ants; 4 Pedal; 5 Lope; 6 Collie; 9
Down: 2 Misogynist; 3 Slat; 4 Untold; 5 Affect; 6
Assets; 11 Mob; 12 Sober; 13 Veteran; 15 Elf; 16 Key; 18 Origin; 20
Electric; 7 Sway; 11 Pianoforte; 13 Ointment; 16
Pleat; 21 Pay; 22 Cob; 23 Soccer; 25 Fat; 28 Rotor; 30 Radar; 31
Stairs; 17 Storms; 18 Solo; 20 Tank.
Beryl; 32 Leap; 33 Sett.
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Greek letter (5)
Edge (5)
Language of Bangladesh (7)
Tendon (5)
Level of command (7)
Approaches (5)
Go away hastily, informally (5)
Temporal (7)
Protect (6)
Era (5)
Cake decoration (5)
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What do you get when you put a
bunch of strangers from across the
gender spectrum in a house together
for a week? Shock waves, that’s
what. The fallout continues tonight,
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Libra Sep 24 – Oct 23
The presence of the Moon
could encourage you to
tap into your creative
side. And you may spot
an opportunity to earn
extra money from a
hobby, which you could
put aside towards
something nice.
For your forecast, call
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Taurus Apr 21 – May 21
The coming days can be
an opportunity to make
any adjustments to a plan
that has reached a crucial
stage. If you need expert
advice or the go-ahead
from someone in
authority, this can be the
time to tie up loose ends.
For your forecast, call
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Scorpio Oct 24 – Nov 22
A powerful lunar aspect
can encourage you to trust
your instincts regarding
a relationship. If you are
collaborating or hoping to
get to know someone
better, paying attention to
your feelings could build
up trust.
For your forecast, call
0906 474 0417 (60p/min)
Gemini May 22 – Jun 21
You likely won’t lack
opportunities to make
your mark but it might
help if you have a plan.
While it could be easier to
leave things to chance,
you may accomplish more
if you have key tasks
written down and work
through them.
For your forecast, call
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Sagittarius
Nov 23 – Dec 21
You may need to resolve
one or more issues. And
with a Quarter Moon
showing up, you might
also need to make some
decisions. The key to
improving matters can be
to stay in communication
and negotiate with people.
For your forecast, call
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Cancer Jun 22 – Jul 23
Today’s Quarter Moon
suggests you could feel
emotional about an issue
you’ve kept private. If you
were to discuss it with
someone you trust, you
might feel a sense of relief.
A celebration could leave
you upbeat.
For your forecast, call
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Capricorn Dec 22 – Jan 20
Although you are often
known for your hard work,
the current backdrop
includes ties to Neptune,
which could see you
preferring to take a back
seat. It might be worth
investing time in exploring
your creative potential.
For your forecast, call
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Leo Jul 24 – Aug 23
If a relationship, whether
romantic or platonic,
requires attention, this
can be an opportunity to
work on it. Key factors
suggest you may be more
sensitive to others’
feelings, which could be
helpful in any discussions.
For your forecast, call
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Aquarius Jan 21 – Feb 19
If something doesn’t go as
planned, it’s likely to do
with the stellar backdrop,
which can make things
rather hit-and-miss.
Instead of giving yourself
too much to do, it may be
wiser to limit yourself to
one or two tasks.
For your forecast, call
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Virgo Aug 24 – Sep 23
New opportunities can
show up over the days
ahead and leave you
excited. As the Moon in
your lifestyle sector angles
towards the Sun and
upbeat Jupiter, you may
need to adjust your
routines to make the most
of new options.
For your forecast, call
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Pisces Feb 20 – Mar 20
A potent tie between
upbeat Jupiter and
visionary Neptune can see
you keen to explore
options that have a
mystical bias or that
expand your horizons in
general. In addition, a little
thoughtfulness can pay off
in a big way.
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Defiantly flying the flag for live music
on mainstream television, Jools
returns with a typically eclectic
line-up. Plan B, riding high on strong
reviews for new album Heaven
Before All Hell Breaks Loose, is our
top pick but there’s grown-up rock
from Snow Patrol, soul-tinged Dylan
covers from Bettye LaVette and new
talent in the moody edge of south
London band Shame.
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Top pick: Jools Holland guest Plan B
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Aspects around Neptune
suggest part of you may
feel like retreating from
the world and doing things
at your own pace. This
may not be possible if
you’ve got responsibilities.
Another aspect suggests
a need for excitement.
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followed by a debate on the fluid
state of 21st-century identity.
Secret Agent Selection:
WW2 BBC2, 9pm
It’s make-or-break time for the
last six hopefuls trying to cut
it as wartime spies. It’s been a
fascinating flashback to the 1940s
but the bizarre thing is that it
makes you feel oddly nostalgic for
World War II – which surely wasn’t
the idea.
Eurovision Song Contest
Semi-Final BBC4, 8pm
Portugal’s beautiful ballad winner
raised the bar last year but here come
Israel with a reboot of The Birdie
Song. Give her her due, performer
Netta is good at chicken noises. She’s
on tonight and favourite to win the
whole thing come Saturday with the
catchy Toy. Watch out too for bouncy
Czech Mikolas Josef, with his
Timberlake-esque Lie To Me. Semifinal two on Thursday. KEITH WATSON
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 METRO 31
SNOOKER
Sport
MARK OF A CHAMPION
Williams rules the world after Higgins stages epic fightback
MARK WILLIAMS held his nerve to
become world snooker champion for
the third time last night after fending
off a sensational John Higgins fightback in a gripping Crucible final.
Welshman Williams, 10-7 ahead
overnight, led 14-7 and then 15-10 before four-times champion Higgins, a
beaten finalist last year, rattled off five
successive frames to level at 15-15.
But Williams (right), champion in
2000 and 2003 but who had a long
by DANNY GRIFFITHS
spell in the doldrums, composed himself. A break of 41 helped him edge
ahead again at 16-15 and then his second century of the match put the 43year-old within sight of the finish line.
He appeared set for victory in the
next frame only to lose from 63-0 up
as Higgins, under intense pressure,
produced a clearance of 65 to get back
to one behind. But there was no deny-
W E E K E N D BY N U M B E R S
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PICTURES: REX
Goals from
Ramona Bachmann
gave Chelsea a 3-1
win over Arsenal in
the Women’s FA
Cup final in front of
a record crowd of
45,423 at
Wembley Stadium.
Switzerland
international
Bachmann
(pictured) broke the
deadlock three
minutes into the
second half with a
neat finish after
being set up by
Fran Kirby.
Bachmann curled
home a second
before Arsenal
pulled a goal back
through Vivianne
Miedema in the
74th minute, but
Kirby soon struck
to seal the victory.
66/1
Billesdon Brook
became the biggestpriced winner of the 1,000 Guineas
at Newmarket when he was
ridden home by jockey Sean Levey
for trainer Richard Hannon. The
2,000 Guineas was won by Aidan
O’Brien’s Saxon Warrior.
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And last for O’Brien’s
Mendelssohn, who
failed to become the first horse
trained in Europe to win the
Kentucky Derby. Hot favourite
Justify was the winner.
14
Years since Leicester last
failed to reach rugby union’s
Premiership play-offs. They got the
same points as Newcastle but
missed out on the top four as the
Falcons won one more game.
50
For Yorkshire in the first
innings of their County
Championship match with Essex.
They still won by 91 runs, making it
the sixth lowest first-innings score
in a Championship game by a
winning team. The lowest was 31 by
Gloucestershire against Middlesex
in 1924.
2
PGA Tour wins for Jason Day
this year after he won the Wells
Fargo Championship by two shots.
5th
Round stoppage for Tony
Bellew (left) as he beat
fellow heavyweight David Haye for
the second time. Bellew now wants
to fight Tyson Fury or Andre Ward.
2m+
Spectators estimated
to have watched the
Tour de Yorkshire live. Greg van
Avermaet won the four-day men’s
race. Megan Guarnier clinched the
two-day women’s edition.
ing Williams and a break of 69 sealed
another world crown.
Williams did not make the Crucible
last year and said: ‘It’s unbelievable.
Twelve months ago I wasn’t even here.
I watched it in a caravan having some
beers. I just can’t believe it.
‘To play John in a final is an experience in itself. You’ve got to expect a
comeback because when you’re 50 or
60 in front he’s the best I’ve ever
seen at clearing up and that includes
(Ronnie) O’Sullivan. I was thinking,
“Jesus, I’m not going to get over the
line here”.
‘I knew at the end if I didn’t get
enough he was going to clear up again.
But I’m over the moon.’
Higgins paid tribute to a ‘great
champion’ and said: ‘The last frame
was just a joke there for him to play
that well under that pressure. It is one
of the best breaks under pressure that
I’ve ever seen.’
Naked ambition: Williams kept his
promise to strip if he won the title –
facing the press in only a towel and
saying: ‘Cold in here, innit.’
32 METRO Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Sport
F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E
PICTURE: GETTY
THE TIPSTER
Saint looking too
good for Hughes
as champs await
@tipstermetro
10/11
Britain’s Kyle
Edmund to beat
Daniil Medvedev
by over 3.5
games today on
the clay at the
Madrid Open
(Betfair)
NATHAN
‘FINDING
HIS WAY
AGAIN’
Star Saint:
Redmond put
Southampton
ahead in their 1-1
draw at Everton
EVERYONE calls the Championship
play-off final football’s richest
game, but Swansea’s duel with
Southampton tonight is surely just
as important. It looks a real case of
loser goes down.
City, Swansea host relegated
The Swans dropped into the
Stoke, so it is not hard to
bottom three after losing at
work out who has the
Bournemouth on Saturday
better chance of survival.
while Saints drew at
Carlos Carvalhal’s men
Everton. That must have
Saracens
to
win
may be without a win in
felt like a defeat as the
the Premiership
seven since March 3, but
Toffees’ injury-time
Grand Final
they still look value to
equaliser kept Mark
beat a Saints side with
Hughes’ men in the
(William Hill)
just one win in their last
relegation mire.
ten in the league. Back the
While Saints end the
Swans at 23/10 with Betway.
season at home to Manchester
NATHAN REDMOND is
returning to his best at
just the right time,
believes Southampton
boss Mark Hughes.
Redmond came off the
bench to put Saints in
front at Everton on
Saturday, only for Tom
Davies’ stoppage-time
equaliser to deny them
a vital victory.
However, Saints did
move out of the bottom
three ahead of tonight’s
six-pointer at Swansea.
Hughes said: ‘Nathan
is an outstanding player
who lost a little bit of
confidence. He was
being too sure, rather
than the natural player
he is, but I thought he
was excellent when he
came on.’
A red card at Goodison
Park sidelines defender
Maya Yoshida tonight.
11/10
■ Garbine Muguruza can beat Donna Vekic in their Madrid Open secondround match today by over 5.5 games at 6/5 with Ladbrokes.
Carlos calls for a
quick reaction to
avoid Swansong
CARLOS CARVALHAL has urged
his Swansea players to show a reaction in tonight’s vital Premier
League clash with Southampton.
The Swans’ poorly timed slump
continued on Saturday when they
went a seventh league game in a
row without win – going down 1-0
at Bournemouth – with results elsewhere seeing them slip back into
the bottom three.
They can still save themselves by
winning their final two home games,
against Southampton and then already relegated Stoke, but defeat
against the Saints would mean they
can only stay up on goal difference.
The mood in the camp was low
after the Vitality Stadium defeat but
the Portuguese wants his side to
THIS WEEK’S
FIXTURES
(7.45pm unless stated)
TODAY
Premier League
Swansea v Southampton .................... TV
Sky Sports
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Aberdeen v Rangers ............................. TV
(Sky Sports)
Hamilton v St Johnstone ...........................
Partick v Motherwell ..................................
Ross County v Dundee ..............................
Women’s Super League 1
Liverpool v Man City .................. (7.45pm)
WEDNESDAY
Premier League
Chelsea v Huddersfield .............................
Leicester v Arsenal ....................................
Man City v Brighton ........................ (8pm)
Tottenham v Newcastle .................. (8pm)
by JUSTIN PALMER
come out firing. ‘After a game that
we lose, everyone is sad of course,’
he said. ‘But tomorrow is another
day and we will react and Tuesday,
we must be at the top.
‘This is the main point. And they
‘My players will give
the maximum. They
know they must react’
know about that. They know they
must react very fast.’
Swansea can take solace from
their impressive home form where
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Celtic v Kilmarnock ....................................
Hearts v Hibernian .....................................
Women’s Super League 1
Chelsea v Birmingham ....................(7pm)
Everton v Yeovil ................................(7pm)
THURSDAY
Premier League
West Ham v Man Utd .................................
Sky Bet League One
Play-off, Semi-final, first leg
Charlton v Shrewsbury ..............................
FRIDAY
Sky Bet Championship
Play-off, semi-final, first leg
Derby v Fulham ..........................................
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Play-off, semi-final, second Leg
Livingston v Dundee Utd ......................... .
SATURDAY (3pm unless stated)
Sky Bet Championship
Play-off semi-final, first leg
Middlesbrough v Aston Villa ..... (5.15pm)
they have only been beaten by Tottenham and Chelsea in the league
since Carvalhal came in at the end
of 2017, with Spurs also winning in
the FA Cup.
‘Since we arrive, all the games we
play at home, we perform really
well,’ he added.
‘I don’t have any reason to doubt
we can do it on Tuesday.
‘My players will give the maximum, the fans will give the maximum, and when we play in Liberty,
usually, we are a strong team, and it
is our (plan) to be a strong team.’
Kyle Naughton could return to the
squad after a stomach bug kept him
out of the Bournemouth game,
while Sam Clucas is in contention
for a starting place.
Sky Bet League One
Play-off semi-finals, second leg
Scunthorpe v Rotherham .......... (12.30pm)
Sky Bet League Two
Play-off semi-finals, first leg
Coventry v Notts County ..........(5.30pm)
Lincoln v Exeter ..........................................
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Dundee v Partick ........................................
Motherwell v Hamilton ..............................
St Johnstone v Ross County .....................
Vanarama National League
Promotion Final
Boreham Wood v Tranmere ......................
Women’s Super League 1
Arsenal v Man City .................... (12.15pm)
Chelsea v Sunderland ............... (7.45pm)
Reading v Liverpool .........................(2pm)
Yeovil v Bristol City .....................(12noon)
Welsh Premier League semi-final
Cardiff MU v Barry Town ...............5.15pm
SUNDAY (3pm unless stated)
Premier League
Burnley v Bournemouth ...........................
Crystal Palace v West Brom .....................
Huddersfield v Arsenal ..............................
Liverpool v Brighton ..................................
Man United v Watford ...............................
Newcastle v Chelsea .................................
Southampton v Man City ..........................
Swansea v Stoke ........................................
Tottenham v Leicester ...............................
West Ham v Everton ..................................
Sky Bet League One
Play-off semi-finals, second leg
Shrewsbury v Charlton ..............(5.15pm)
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Celtic v Aberdeen ..................... (12.30pm)
Hibernian v Rangers ................ (12.30pm)
Kilmarnock v Hearts ................ (12.30pm)
Women’s Super League 1
Everton v Birmingham ....................(2pm)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 METRO 33
F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E
Sport
KOMING
BACK
FOR
MORE
City skipper’s still got the appetite for
glory after title hat-trick
MANCHESTER City captain Vincent
Kompany lifted the Premier League
title for the third time, then declared
himself ‘more hungry than ever’.
Pep Guardiola’s men got their hands
on the trophy after their penultimate
home game of the season against Huddersfield, having been confirmed as
champions three weeks earlier.
While many, including Guardiola,
were celebrating a maiden top-flight
by GAVIN BROWN
title in England, Kompany was enjoying a third with City following successes in 2011-12 and 2013-14.
Completing that hat-trick seemed
unlikely for the Belgium international
given he made just 25 Premier League
appearances across the previous two
campaigns because of injury.
The 32-year-old had further prob-
lems at the start of this season
but ended up playing 16 league
games and stressed he was
keen to be involved in more
glorious days in the future.
‘I wanted to be a part of this
very, very special team,’ he said.
‘I’m more hungry than ever to
do well in this team and to be able
to just help them, help the young
guys improve, help the team be
PICTURE: AFP
Happy clapper:
Kompany revels in
City’s title success
Premier League
(C) Man City
Man Utd
Liverpool
Tottenham
Chelsea
Arsenal
Burnley
Everton
Leicester
P
36
36
37
36
36
36
37
37
36
W D L
F
30 4 2 102
24 5 7 67
20 12 5 80
21 8 7 68
21 6 9 61
18 6 12 72
14 12 11 35
13 10 14 43
11 11 14 49
A Pts
26 94
28 77
38 72
32
71
34 69
48 60
37 54
55 49
54 44
Newcastle
Crystal Palace
Bournemouth
Watford
Brighton
West Ham
Huddersfield
Southampton
Swansea
West Brom
(R) Stoke
36
37
37
37
36
36
36
36
36
37
37
11
10
10
11
9
9
9
6
8
6
6
8
11
11
8
13
11
9
15
9
13
12
17
16
16
18
14
16
18
15
19
18
19
36
43
43
44
33
45
27
36
27
31
33
46
55
60
63
47
67
56
55
53
54
67
41
41
41
41
40
38
36
33
33
31
30
Hughton warns Seagulls
to prepare for a backlash
CHRIS HUGHTON is braced for a
Manchester City backlash when he
takes Brighton to the Etihad Stadium
tomorrow night.
With top-flight safety secured by
Friday’s win over Manchester
United, the Seagulls chief wants a
strong finish from his team.
But with Pep Guardiola’s men only
managing a goalless draw against
Huddersfield on Saturday, when they
received the Premier League trophy,
Hughton is expecting a response.
‘They tend to bounce back very
quickly. That’s the philosophy they
have at the club,’ he said. ‘They have
a manager who demands that and
that’s why they’ve been so brilliant.
‘They can have an off day but
generally they bounce back from
that. But we don’t expect less than an
incredibly difficult game.’
Hughton is thrilled to have secured
the Seagulls’ top-flight status with
two games to spare.
‘It’s relentless the quality that
we’ve been up against,’ he said.
‘We’ve got a group of lads that have
acquitted themselves really well, so
it’s a nice feel at the moment.’
better.’ Kompany was injured for
Sunday’s stalemate with Huddersfield, when City missed
the chance to break Premier
League records for the most
wins, goals and points.
However, there was a return
for England defender John Stones
(pictured), who was making his
first club appearance in two
months. England boss Gareth
Southgate was at the Etihad watching
a player likely to be part of his World
Cup plans and Stones was relieved at
coming off the sidelines.
‘It was frustrating, I had a bit of bad
luck,’ Stones admitted.
‘The concussion (suffered against
Italy in March) coming back from
England, then I got ill, so that kind of
had just a knock-on effect. It was good
to get back out there.’
34 METRO Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Sport
FO OTBALL
D OWN THE LINE
HE ADLINES FROM THE WEEKEND’S FO OTBALL LEAGU E ACTION
By John Payne
Warnock won’t be bringing
big-time Charlies to Cardiff
NEIL WARNOCK says
Cardiff need ‘five or six’
summer signings after
clinching a place in the
top-flight, but will not
be chasing huge names.
After the eighth
promotion of his
managerial career was
sealed by a 0-0 draw
with Reading, Warnock
said: ‘I’ve a great bunch
of lads and I think most
of them can play in the
Premier League.
‘We need players to
supplement that. We
won’t be signing any
big-time Charlies who
will disrupt our spirit.’
Fulham’s 3-1 defeat at
Birmingham means
Overjoyed: Warnock
and owner Vincent Tan
they will face Derby in
the play-offs, with
Aston Villa up against
Middlesbrough.
Barnsley and Burton
went down after two
late Bolton goals saw
them survive, beating
Nottingham Forest 3-2.
Burton boss Nigel
Clough said: ‘For the
so-called neutrals it’s
exciting. Not for us.’
13
Players, including
former Newcastle
defender Steven Taylor,
have been transfer
listed by Peterborough
boss Steve Evans. A
2-0 loss at Portsmouth
saw them finish tenth
■ JOE THOMPSON,
who beat cancer for
the second time earlier
this year, got the goal
that kept Rochdale in
League One by beating
Charlton 1-0. A 2-2
draw sent Oldham and
Northampton down.
5
Wins in eight games
since Martin Allen
took charge of Barnet
for a fifth time could
not save the Bees, with
Morecambe securing
League Two survival
Golden wonders: Thousands of fans line the streets to enjoy Wolves’ open-top bus parade
Championship
(C) Wolves
(P) Cardiff
Fulham
Aston Villa
Middlesbrough
Derby
Preston
Millwall
Brentford
Sheff Utd
Bristol City
Ipswich
Leeds
Norwich
Sheff Wed
QPR
Nottm Forest
Hull
Birmingham
Reading
Bolton
(R) Barnsley
(R) Burton Alb
(R) Sunderland
P
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
W
30
27
25
24
22
20
19
19
18
20
17
17
17
15
14
15
15
11
13
10
10
9
10
7
D
9
9
13
11
10
15
16
15
15
9
16
9
9
15
15
11
8
16
7
14
13
14
11
16
L
7
10
8
11
14
11
11
12
13
17
13
20
20
16
17
20
23
19
26
22
23
23
25
23
F
82
69
79
72
67
70
57
56
62
62
67
57
59
49
59
58
51
70
38
48
39
48
38
52
A
39
39
46
42
45
48
46
45
52
55
58
60
64
60
60
70
65
70
68
70
74
72
81
80
Pts
99
90
88
83
76
75
73
72
69
69
67
60
60
60
57
56
53
49
46
44
43
41
41
37
PICTURES: PA
Party before the hard
work begins for Nuno
NUNO ESPERITO SANTO hailed his
players as they paraded the
Championship trophy through the streets
of Wolverhampton yesterday.
Thousands of Wolves fans turned
out to celebrate promotion to
the Premier League.
‘This is really special for
everybody,’ said boss Nuno
(right), whose team lost 3-0
at relegated Sunderland on
Sunday. ‘The players had a
task and they helped each
other achieve that task.
‘Now we have to celebrate.
Then we have to rest. Then we
have to work and set new targets.’
Surging Blues can
snatch a top-four
finish, says Eden
by JUSTIN PALMER
EDEN HAZARD insists Chelsea
can still snatch a Champions League
spot this season.
The Blues’ chances of a top-four
finish looked bleak only last month
after a home defeat by Tottenham
left them eight points adrift with
seven matches to play.
But Sunday’s 1-0 win over Liverpool left them trailing fourth-placed
‘It’s not in our hands
but beating Liverpool
was a massive result’
Spurs by just two points, and three
behind the Reds with a game in
hand on Jurgen Klopp’s men, who
could be distracted by a looming
Champions League final against
Real Madrid. Tottenham need
T H E Y S A I D I T. . .
‘It will definitely be tough. Brighton
showed in their game with Manchester
United they can win against big
teams. But I’m confident we can do it.’
Defeat by Chelsea means Liverpool may need to beat
Brighton at home next Sunday to seal a top-four
spot but Dejan Lovren (left) is optimistic
home wins over Newcastle and
Leicester to guarantee their spot
among Europe’s elite next season,
while Liverpool have one match left
at home to Brighton.
But should either side slip up,
Hazard says Chelsea – who face a
visit from Huddersfield tomorrow
before a final-day trip to Newcastle
– are ready to pounce.
‘It is not in our hands,’ said the
Belgium midfielder. ‘It does not
only depend on us but we will play,
we will hopefully win, and then we
will see the results of Tottenham
and Liverpool and we will give everything. Beating Liverpool was a
massive result.
‘Now the target is just to win and
be in the top four at the end of the
season. If we play like this the last
three games (including the FA Cup
final against Manchester United),
we can have something special.
‘Let’s hope for something big. We
all work together and when we play
this kind of game, it is a good feeling after the game.’
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 METRO 35
F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E
Arsene is
banking on
shouting at
successor
■ TENNIS NOVAK DJOKOVIC sealed
an encouraging 7-5, 6-4 victory over
Kei Nishikori in the opening round of
the Madrid Open yesterday. The Serb
(above), continuing his comeback
following an elbow injury, has been
struggling for form but struck 26
winners as he beat the world No.20.
‘Hundred’ talks set to
spark a ton of debate
TAKING IT TO THE
PICTURE: CAMERASPORT
MAX
Gunners set sights on Allegri
to lead the post-Wenger era
MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI
is
emerging as the favourite to take over
at Arsenal, with the Italian reportedly
open to the idea of leaving Juventus.
The Juve manager, known as Max,
and former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique are the leading candidates on Arsenal’s shortlist to replace Arsene
Wenger, who is leaving the club after
almost 22 years at the helm.
But, while Enrique is believed to
have concerns about the management
structure he would be asked to work
within at the Emirates Stadium, Allegri
is thought to have intimated he would
be happy to fit into the existing set-up
at the club.
Enrique, who left the Nou Camp last
summer, has also reportedly given Arsenal officials pause for thought with
his wage demands.
Allegri, 50, has been at Juventus
since 2014 and is on the verge of a
fourth consecutive Serie A title with
the Turin club. He has two years to run
on his current deal. However, although
IN BRIEF
Au revoir: Wenger
waves goodbye to
Arsenal fans in his
final home game
ARSENE WENGER would
like to return to the Emirates
as an Arsenal supporter but
says it is dependent on his
future work career.
The outgoing 68-year-old
said an emotional farewell to
Gunners fans in the 5-0
victory over Burnley on
Sunday as he took charge of
the final home game of his
22-year reign.
Frenchman Wenger – who
insists he will always be an
Arsenal fan – suggested he is
not planning to retire but
said he would try to visit as
often as possible.
‘I will cherish every minute
I was here but as well it’s a
new start for me,’ said
Wenger. ‘I would be happy to
sit in the North Bank but it
depends if I work somewhere
else or not or what I do.
‘I would be happy to be in
the North Bank, if you can
offer me a ticket. The positive
of that is I can shout at the
next manager.’
Sport
by GAVIN BROWN
the 50-year-old is ready to discuss a new contract with Juve
after tomorrow’s Coppa Italia
final, Allegri is also open to the
idea of working in England.
Juve insiders reportedly see it
as a ‘50-50’ call whether he stays
or leaves for a new challenge.
Former Gunners captain Mikel
Arteta – currently part of Pep
Guardiola’s backroom staff at
Manchester City – and Liverpool
assistant boss Zeljko Buvac are also
in the frame, but it is thought Arsenal
majority shareholder Stan Kroenke is
leaning towards appointing a more experienced name, with Carlo Ancelotti
also under consideration.
Enrique has also been linked with the
Chelsea job, withAntonio Conte poised
to leave at the end of the season, but he
risks ending up with nothing as the
Blues appear to have turned their focus
to Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.
Next up: Juve
boss Allegri is
the favourite
to succeed
Wenger
PICTURE: GETTY
CRICKET
COUNTY cricketers are to discuss plans
for the new 100-ball competition with
the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Player representatives from the 18
counties and senior Professional
Cricketers’ Association figures will meet
with ECB chiefs today at Edgbaston.
Views on ‘the Hundred’, which is set to
launch in 2020, have been mixed.
The idea to conclude each innings
with a ten-ball over, possibly split
between more than one bowler, has
caused controversy, while the PCA has
noted ‘a lack of information and clarity
regarding the new tournament’.
Notts seam to be flying
despite Amla’s efforts
CRICKET
ENGLAND seamers Stuart Broad, Jake
Ball and Harry Gurney took three
wickets apiece as Nottinghamshire
kept up their hot start to the County
Championship by beating Hampshire.
Notts’ third win of their Division One
campaign was secured by a 203-run
margin as Hampshire were unable to
bat out the final day despite Hashim
Amla’s defiant century.
The South Africa star was last out for
112 to Ball, who finished with three for
64 as new-ball partner Broad’s three
for 57 was matched by Gurney.
In Division Two, Durham pulled off a
stunning 46-run win after following on
against Leicestershire. James Weighell
took a career-best seven for 32.
4-3
Win on penalties over Hendon
in the Isthmian League
Premier Division play-off final saw
Dulwich Hamlet promoted to National
League South. Hamlet have been locked
out of their home ground since March in
a dispute with property developers
A Little lucky in the end
FOOTBALL
BOLTON defender Mark Little almost
paid a high price after his side’s finalday win against Nottingham Forest.
The Championship club won 3-2 to
avoid relegation and, amid the
celebrations, Little gave his jacket to a
fan. Only later did the right-back realise
his wallet and wedding ring were in a
pocket, and tweeted a plea to the fan.
He later had the wallet back in his
possession. His wedding ring is also
safe and will be returned today.
WANDERFUL FOR WOLVES
Wanderers captain Conor Coady said:
‘It’s incredible for the city, for the
football club and for these supporters.
‘This is for us to say thank you to all of
them, it’s been special.’ As to the club’s
future, he added: ‘It’s so exciting and
you just want to be a part of it, part of
this roller coaster.’
PICTURE: PA
WOLVES players celebrated with the
fans yesterday as thousands turned out
to salute their Championship title.
The club are back in the Premier
League after a six-year absence and
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FERGIE ‘LIKE A FATHER’,
SAYS DEVASTATED PHIL
MANCHESTER United defender
Phil Jones has described Sir Alex Ferguson as ‘like a father’ to him.
Former United boss Ferguson, who
won 38 trophies during his time at
Old Trafford, remains in hospital having had emergency surgery on Saturday following a brain haemorrhage.
Jones is one of those currently at
United who was signed by Ferguson,
having joined from Blackburn in
2011, and the England international
has described how pivotal his old
manager was in helping him settle in.
‘(I am) just devastated, absolutely
devastated,’ Jones said.
‘He is such a legend in my eyes. He
is the one who brought me to the club
and gave me that opportunity to play
by JUSTIN PALMER
for one of the biggest clubs in the
world. He’s taken me under his wing
like a father and it was shocking, it’s
sad, but I know his character. I know
he has that fight in him.’
Top-flight managers at United’s rival clubs such as Arsene Wenger, Pep
Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp all had
messages of support for 76-year-old
Ferguson over the weekend.
Jones added: ‘He has got all his
family and friends around him, the
support from all the players and staff
and football around the world. We are
all rooting for him.’
And United club captain Michael
Carrick last night said: ‘It just shows
you the mark of the man and the
respect he had.
‘The whole football world is incredible but outside of that as well, from
all corners of the globe and different
walks of life, people have shown their
support. That is the effect he had
on people.’
Wales manager Ryan Giggs, who
was given his United debut by Ferguson in 1991 and was a key part of all
13 of Ferguson’s Premier League titles, said: ‘Now is the time to pray and
hope he can make a full recovery.
‘He has been the biggest influence
in my career, both on and off the pitch.
He is a fighter and that is what makes
me think that he will be able to make
a recovery.’
A TRIUMPH FOR WILL-POWER
©Associated Newspapers Ltd, 2010. Metro® The mark METRO is a registered trade mark of Associated Newspapers Ltd.
WELSHMAN
Mark Williams
held off John
Higgins’ fightback to clinch
his third world
title last night.
Williams, 43,
won 18-16 in a
tense final to
complete his
first triumph at
the Crucible for
15 years.
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