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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
T HE WORL D’ S M O ST P O PU L AR FRE E N E WSPAP E R
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by DANIEL BINNS
A GLOBAL deal designed to stop
Iran developing nuclear weapons
looked to be in tatters last night after
Donald Trump pulled the US out.
The president said he would defy
the terms of the ‘horrible, one-sided’
pact by imposing the ‘highest level of
economic sanctions’ on the country.
Iran threatened to respond by
enriching its stock of uranium at
‘industrial levels’.
And Mr Trump’s predecessor
Barack Obama, who brokered the
2015 deal, warned that tearing it up
could leave the US facing a choice
between ‘a nuclear-armed Iran or
another war in the middle-east’.
The decision was also met with
dismay by the other signatories to
the agreement – Britain, France,
China, Russia and Germany.
Theresa May, French president
Emmanuel Macron and German
chancellor Angela Merkel said they
would try to salvage the deal.
‘It is with regret and concern that
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Trump: US is safer now deal’s off
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we take note of President Trump’s
decision to withdraw the USA from
the joint comprehensive plan of action,’
they said in a joint statement.
‘Our governments will work with all
the remaining parties to the deal to
ensure it is upheld, including through
ensuring the continuing economic
benefits to the Iranian people that are
linked to the agreement.’
The Iran deal saw the country reduce
its stockpile of uranium by 98 per cent
– to 660lb – and pledge not to exceed
that level until 2031.
It also cut the number of centrifuges
available for enriching the chemical at
its processing plant and agreed to curb
its nuclear research until 2024.
The International Atomic Energy
Agency says Iran is complying – but
Mr Trump said he believed its leaders
were determined to develop a nuclear
weapon that could reach the US.
He said lifting sanctions boosted
Iran’s economy by billions of pounds
but it would still be able to reach ‘the
brink of a nuclear breakout’.
‘It is clear to me that we cannot prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under
the decaying and rotten structure of the
Iranian deal,’ he said in a speech. ‘This
will make America much safer.’
The US president, who claimed Iran
was ‘the world’s leading state sponsor
of terrorism’, also threatened sanctions
against ‘any country that helps it’.
Under measures he has reintroduced,
global companies doing business in the
country faced punishment by the US.
That risks undermining the pledge
by Britain to stick by the deal.
The US Treasury Department said
there would be ‘wind-down periods’
of between 90 and 180 days before the
sanctions came into effect.
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Iran threatens to fire up its
nuclear programme again
IRAN’S president last night ordered
SYRIAN state-run media
officials to prepare to restart
reported an Israeli attack south
enriching uranium ‘at industrial
levels’ after the US decision to break of Damascus last night, saying its
air defences had shot down two
the 2015 nuclear deal.
missiles. An official from the IranHe said Donald Trump’s move was led axis of resistance said the strike
‘illegal, illegitimate and undermines
targeted a Syrian army position and
international agreements’, and said
caused only material damage.
negotiations would begin with the
remaining signatories to see if it
Iran of lying about its nuclear
could be salvaged. In a TV address,
ambitions, said the original deal was
president Hassan Rouhani said: ‘I
‘a recipe for disaster for our region,
have ordered Atomic Energy
for the peace of the world’.
Organisation of Iran to be ready to
As he spoke, Israel’s military
start the enrichment of uranium at
confirmed forces were on high alert
industrial levels.’
amid fears the decision could spark
But he added Tehran would ‘wait
a military confrontation with Iran.
a few weeks’ until it has
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson
spoken with its allies and
said he felt ‘deep regret’ at Mr
those committed to the
Trump’s decision after he had
nuclear deal.
tried to persuade him to change
Foreign minister
his mind. He tweeted: ‘UK
Mohammad Javad Zarif
remains strongly committed to the
would go to countries such
JCPoA, and will work with
as the UK to discuss
[European] partners and
the next step, he
the other parties to the
said. Israel’s
TV address: Iranian
deal to maintain it.
leader Benjamin
president Hassan
Await more detail on
Netanyahu, who
Rouhani PICTURE: AP
US plan.’
had accused
May refuses to
scold Johnson
after he calls
EU deal ‘crazy’
Labour sacks
shadow work
minister over
bullying claims
THERESA MAY insisted she has
‘full confidence’ in Boris Johnson
after he described her suggestion
for an EU trade deal as ‘crazy’.
Her spokesman refused to rebuke
the foreign secretary after he risked
opening cabinet divisions by
warning the prime minister’s hope
for a ‘customs partnership’ with the
EU after Brexit would create a
‘whole new web of bureaucracy’.
No.10 said the partnership option
remained on the table along with
the Brexiteers preferred ‘maximum
facilitation’ model.
Mrs May’s spokesman said Mr
Johnson had earlier supported her
after a speech outlining both
options. Ex-attorney general
Dominic Grieve said Mr Johnson
should resign over his
‘extraordinary bursts of behaviour’.
LABOUR’S shadow work and
pensions secretary Debbie Abrahams
was sacked last night following
allegations of workplace bullying.
A party spokesman said she had
been removed after a ‘thorough
investigation’ into the claims, which
she denies. Reports said several staff
had made complaints about her.
The party spokesman said: ‘Debbie
Abrahams has been referred to the
NEC disputes committee. She has
been relieved of her post as shadow
work and pensions secretary.’
When the claims first surfaced in
March, the Oldham East and
Saddleworth MP said she was the one
who had been bullied. Last night, Ms
Abrahams said: ‘I strongly refute the
allegations of bullying made against
me. I believe the investigation was not
thorough, fair or independent.’
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 3
IN BRIEF
Corrie suicide plot
‘could save lives’
CORONATION
STREET bosses
have been praised
for tackling the
subject of male
suicide.
On Monday’s
show Aidan Connor, played by
Shayne Ward (pictured), broke
down in tears on his sofa
before taking his own life – a
scene not shown on camera.
Fans described the storyline
as ‘heartbreaking’ but
championed producers for
‘raising awareness’ as ‘talking
could save lives’.
Danniella’s cheek
gets a rib rebuild
Cannes opener:
Penélope Cruz at last
night’s screening of
Everybody Knows
Black to basics:
Jury member Kristen
Stewart (left) and
president Cate
Blanchett
PICTURES: REX/GETTY
YES WE CANNES!
Women lead the way in wake off #M
THE first Cannes Film Festival since
the eruption of the #MeToo movement
opened last night... with a jury made
up mostly of women and Cate
Blanchett as president.
The Aussie Oscar-winner, along
with jury members Kristen Stewart
and Léa Seydoux, demonstrated their
(girl) power dressing earlier by
wearing sharply tailored trouser
suits to a photocall.
Hours
later
Blanchett,
K-Stew and Penélope Cruz
switched to black gowns for
the gala opening, a screening
of Cruz’s thriller Everybody
Knows, while guest Julianne
Joining the Marty:
Martin Scorsese (left)
and Benicio del Toro
by TOM STICHBURY
Moore provided a splash
However, with only thr
21 movies in competition
by women, Blanchett, 48,
that change would come
festival, but ‘not overnigh
In the wake of last ye
Hollywood sex scanda
Cannes bosses set up a
hotline to report sexual
harassment
while visitors were
warned ‘correct
behaviour
is
required’.
The jury’s
out: Léa
Seydoux on
the red
carpet
EX-EASTENDERS
actress Danniella
Westbrook has
revealed doctors
will use one of her
ribs to replace a
cheekbone.
The 44-year-old (pictured),
said ‘bad dental work’ had led
to osteoporosis, which caused
the bone to collapse.
‘It’s nothing to do with
cocaine at all,’ the former
Celebrity Big Brother star told
Good Morning Britain. In the
past, she lost part of her nose
to the effects of drug abuse.
Jokey Jez no help
in Tower of need...
A CONTESTANT
on Who Wants
To Be A
Millionaire?
was teased by
new host Jeremy
Clarkson for
struggling to name where
Blackpool Tower is.
Baffled Tom Holmes – who
has an A-level in geography –
seemed stumped by the £500
question as the former Top
Gear host (pictured) told him:
‘There are people in Arizona
who know that.’ Eventually, Mr
Holmes identified Lancashire
as the correct answer.
4 METRO Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Met reviews
forensic work
on 30 cases
Gang matrix ‘tarnishing
harmless young people’
A POLICE database of suspected
gang members is to be investigated
amid fears it could ruin the lives of
1,500 young people who pose ‘zero
risk’ of violence.
The Metropolitan Police ‘gangs
matrix’ will be the focus of an inquiry
by the information commissioner
after a report claimed it was racist and
in breach of human rights law.
About 80 per cent of the 3,806
people on the database are black,
despite Met figures showing black
by AIDAN RADNEDGE
offenders commit only 27 per cent of
serious youth violence, Amnesty
International found.
The charity said 40 per cent of those
listed have ‘green’ status – meaning
they pose no violent risk but remain
under watch.
It warned that, as the database was
available to councils and job centres,
people could face problems getting
work, housing or school places even
if they were classed as ‘green’. The
youngest person on the matrix is 12.
‘There is clearly a huge problem
with knife crime violence at the
moment in London but the gangs
matrix is not the answer,’ Amnesty’s
UK director Kate Allen said.
‘It’s part of an unhelpful and racialised focus on the concept of gangs.
‘Some police officers have been
acting like they’re in the wild west.’
The information commissioner’s
inquiry will focus on whether the
AN URGENT review has been
launched into 30 criminal
investigations – including 21 sex
attacks – after a forensic scientist
allegedly botched examinations.
The Metropolitan Police said a
member of its Forensic Services
allegedly failed to carry out tests
and lied to investigators about how
the work was progressing.
Scotland Yard said in a statement:
‘We are urgently conducting a
review to understand whether there
is any risk to the criminal justice
process and to take remedial action
where necessary.
‘All victims in the affected cases
have been contacted, where it has
been deemed appropriate to do so.’
All the work of the scientist, who
was suspended on March 26, has
been audited.
The publicly owned Forensic
Science Service closed in 2012,
which made forces take services,
such as DNA analysis, fingerprints
and digital evidence, in-house or
use private providers.
database, introduced after the 2011
London riots, breaks privacy rules.
Amnesty wants MPs to find out if
similar databases are used across the
country. It believes officers have
created fake social media accounts to
befriend suspects, without gaining
official permission for the tactic.
Stafford Scott, an activist in Tottenham, where the 2011 riots began,
said: ‘The police’s approach, this
gangs narrative, means they’ve not
been looking to develop an effective
strategy for dealing with violence. It’s
a totally counter-productive policy.’
The Met said the matrix was ‘primarily based on violent offences’ and
aimed to stop ‘young lives being lost’.
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Acid attack bus passenger
hosed down by firefighters
Alert: Emergency crews at the scene after woman was sprayed with ‘acid’ on bus
A WOMAN was left ‘screaming in
pain’ after being sprayed in the mouth
with a noxious substance while on a
bus, witnesses have said.
The unnamed victim, in her 20s, was
reportedly hosed down by firefighters
following the suspected acid attack.
Shopkeeper Rafiq Mohammed, 39,
said the woman ran through the
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Brixton, south London, screaming for
help. ‘We poured ten bottles of water
over her face,’ he added.
The victim, who was taken to hospital,
suffered no major burns and her injuries
were not thought to be life-changing.
The Met Police say it was a ‘targeted’
attack carried out by a man.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 5
IN BRIEF
26 years for
murder dad
who told son
to take blame
Surprise! Kinder
egg hid cocaine
A VAN driver caught with
cocaine stuffed in a Kinder
Surprise egg led police to
drugs worth up to £25,000.
Barry Hodge was ‘visibly
sweating and shaking’ when
he was pulled over by police
and showed them the egg
containing £700 of the class A
drug last August.
The 23-year-old told officers
he had a further 6oz of drugs
in his house. Hodge, of
Wishaw, Lanarkshire,
admitted supplying the class A
drug and was bailed by
Hamilton sheriff court.
by KIM PILLING
A FATHER who shot dead another
man then pressured his own 14-yearold son to confess to the murder has
been jailed for at least 26 years.
Matthew Moseley killed Lee Holt
then handed the firearm to son Thomas
and told him to say he was the one who
pulled the trigger outside their home
in Lancashire last October.
After making a false confession, the
teenager later told police that his father
was the shooter. Tree surgeon Moseley
maintained his innocence but last week
was found guilty of murder by a jury at
Preston crown court.
Passing sentence yesterday, Mr Justice Bryan told him there was ‘no possible justification’ for his ‘truly incomprehensible’ actions.
He said: ‘You falsely sought to blame
your son for the shooting. Your continual denial of guilt resulted in him
having to give evidence against his
own father, and members of Lee Holt’s
family having to relive the terrible
events of the night in question.’
The trial heard Mr Holt, 32, had gone
to the house in Oswaldtwistle with his
Millions ‘swallow
myths about food’
ALMOST four in ten adults
believe food myths such as
carrots make you see in the
dark and chewing gum takes
seven years to digest.
Others mistakenly think that
skipping meals or not eating
after 8pm aids weight loss and
that eggs are ‘bad’ because
they contain high cholesterol.
‘There are loads of myths
and old wives’ tales about
food. Plenty have been proven
conclusively to be untrue,’
said supplement brand
Spatone, which is behind the
study of 2,000 adults.
Shot: Lee Holt died from chest wound
partner and her 15-year-old son to confront Thomas over an ongoing dispute
between the two boys.
After blasting his victim in the chest
with a Beretta shotgun, Moseley told
his son: ‘Tell them you have done it
because you can’t get done for it.’ In a
covert recording of a prison van conversation, he said to Thomas: ‘You are a
minor. You can’t go to any jail.’ Moseley claimed the shooting was an accident after he grabbed the weapon from
his son and it ‘just went off’. He was
jailed for life with a minimum term.
New hope for first
Bramley apple tree
Investigation: Police and forensic examiners outside house in Oswaldtwistle LNP
‘Peeping Tom’ note couple get down to bare facts on live TV
Naked: Jay and Karin Stone on ITV’s This Morning
A COUPLE who were accused
of indecent exposure in their
own home have gone on TV to
defend themselves – with no
clothes on.
Karin and Jay Stone
received a note from
neighbours ‘sick of seeing big
bums, big boobs and little
willy’ through their windows –
sparking a ‘peeping Tom’ spat
that went global.
The pair denied being
exhibitionists but were happy
to strip off for ITV’s This
Morning. ‘We don’t stand at
the window and dance or
anything,’ Ms Stone, 33, told
the show. Host Phillip
Schofield suggested critics
should ‘get over themselves’
as the pair were interviewed
from their Newcastle upon
Tyne home with the blinds
drawn. But he did remind
them: ‘You’re live on TV...
please don’t stand up.’
THE original Bramley apple
tree could get a new lease of
life after Nottingham Trent
university bought the rose
garden it stands in.
The tree in Southwell,
Nottinghamshire, dates from
1809 and is dying of a fungal
infection. But researchers will
carefully tend it to preserve it
for as long as possible.
Grown from a pip by a young
girl, the tree yielded fruit ideal
for cooking. Matthew Bramley,
who later owned the garden,
gave nursery cuttings away on
condition his name was used.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 7
Salisbury safe and open for business after spy poisoning
AREAS of Salisbury sealed off by
police investigating the Skripal
poisoning case have been released
for decontamination, the prime
minister was told yesterday.
Only the former spy’s house,
where investigators believe the
deadly nerve agent novichok may
have been smeared on the front door
handle, is still under lockdown by
counter-terrorism officers.
Theresa May’s official spokesman
said: ‘Clean-up work is well under
way and the priority is making the
sites safe so they can be returned to
use and Salisbury can get back to
normal.’ He added: ‘The city is safe
and it is open for business.’
The cabinet was yesterday given
an update on what was described as
‘one of the largest and most
complex’ counter-terror inquiries
ever seen in the UK.
More than 400 police officers –
including 250 counter-terrorism
specialists – joined in the investigation
after Sergei Skripal, 66, and
daughter Yulia, 33, passed out on a
city centre bench on March 4.
Ministers have accused
Russia’s secret service of
poisoning the pair.
Mr Skripal is a former
Russian spy jailed for
passing secrets to
Britain. He was
Under guard: Only the house where former spy Sergei Skripal lived (left) is still out of bounds as clear-up work makes sites safe across Salisbury PA/GETTY
exchanged in a spy swap and settled
in the Wiltshire city after being given
refuge in the UK.
Yulia Skripal has been released
from hospital and is believed to be
under police protection. Her father
remains in hospital but is expected to
recover.
Targets: Yulia
Skripal and her
father Sergei,
who remains in
hospital REX
Immigration
boss: Illegal
deportations
DID happen
OFFICIALS yesterday admitted British
citizens in the Windrush generation have
been deported illegally after new home
secretary Sajid Javid insisted last week
he did not know of any.
A top civil servant said yesterday a
‘handful’ of people – possibly five – had
been wrongly deported in the last six
years before being brought back.
It came after immigration minister
Caroline Nokes told MPs she was unaware of illegal deportations within that
period. But she was immediately contradicted by the head of Home Office
immigration, Hugh Ind, who was sitting
next to her at the Commons home affairs
select committee.
These deportations are thought to go
beyond the Windrush migrants who
have been threatened with deportation
or detention despite living legally in
Britain for decades.
Labour MP Stephen Doughty raised
the case of one of his constituents the
Home Office had admitted wrongly
sending to Somalia despite him being
by AIDAN RADNEDGE
a legal British citizen. Immigration
enforcement director-general Mr Ind
admitted: ‘There have been times when
we’ve brought citizens back very shortly
after they were wrongly deported – I’m
thinking a handful, maybe five.’
When asked why Mr Javid and Mrs
Nokes said they were unaware of any, he
said: ‘I don’t know.’
MPs condemned the ‘chaos’ in a
Home Office pursuing removal targets
that cost Amber Rudd her cabinet job
last week.
Labour’s shadow home secretary
Diane Abbott said last night: ‘We now
have official confirmation that people
are being kept in detention for over a
year, that there were deportation targets
and that some people were wrongly
deported.
‘There can be no faith in a Home
Office-led inquiry into the Windrush
scandal overseen by government ministers. An independent inquiry is needed.’
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 9
Brittle bones drug
‘can cure baldness’
‘Extremely
remorseful’: Paulina
Gancarz outside
Stockport
magistrates’ court
yesterday
A DRUG developed to treat
brittle bones could cure
baldness, a study found.
The compound WAY-316606,
designed as a treatment for
osteoporosis, has a ‘dramatic
stimulatory effect’ on human
hair follicles.
Study leader Dr Nathan
Hawkshaw of the University of
Manchester’s Centre for
Dermatology Research, said:
‘The fact this new agent,
which had never been
considered in a hair loss
context, promotes growth is
exciting. It could one day make
a real difference to people who
suffer from hair loss.’
CAVENDISH PRESS
Accountant
‘drank wine
in car to flee
her mother’
AN ACCOUNTANT who crashed her
car while over the limit on the day she
was due to appear in court over another
drink-drive charge has avoided jail.
Paulina Gancarz was found slumped
at the wheel of her Mini Cooper in a
lay-by last month after drinking wine.
The court was told she was trying to
‘escape’ her mother with whom she had
a ‘difficult’ relationship.
Gancarz, 34, was bailed to attend court
after a roadside breath test showed
182mg of alcohol in 100 millilitres of
breath – the limit is 35mg.
Two weeks later – on April 30, the day
she was due to appear before JPs – Gancarz was found to be three times over the
limit after crashing her car at 7am near
her apartment in Wilmslow, Cheshire.
At Stockport magistrates’ court, Gancarz wept as she admitted drink-driving
and failing to provide a breath specimen.
The court was told the offences arose
out of her marital split which cost her
£65,000 in legal fees. Gancarz claimed
by AMY WALKER
her traditional Polish mother, who had
been looking after her seven-year-old
daughter, had been ‘putting pressure’ on
her and disapproved of the divorce
which saw her lose her business and get
a job on a ‘much lower’ salary.
The court was told the first offence
happened when she decided to get away
from her mother by sleeping overnight
in her car with a bottle of wine. Gancarz
said she did not know being drunk at the
wheel of a parked car was an offence.
A probation report read to the court
said: ‘Mrs Gancarz does have depression and anxiety. On April 14 she had
been having an issue with her mother.
They have a difficult relationship.’
Her lawyer Karen Rolls said Gancarz
is ‘extremely remorseful’ and ‘vulnerable’. Gancarz was banned for three
years, ordered to do 60 hours unpaid
work, complete a drink-driver awareness course and pay £170 court costs.
A ‘blunderbuss’ of fungi
in swing that killed girl, 5
A GIRL of five died after a fungiinfected tree stump holding up a
swing in a park broke and fell on
her, an inquest jury heard.
Alexia Walenkaki (pictured) was
left with devastating head injuries
as she played on the rope swing a
day before her sixth birthday.
Tree expert Kevin Moore said
the stump was in poor
condition and unsuitable
for play equipment. He
said it was infected
with a ‘blunderbuss’ of
fungi – so many types it
was impossible to say
what caused it to break.
‘The fungi means it would
break suddenly, rather than bend
and break,’ he said. Alexia died an
hour after the accident at Mile End
Park, east London, in July 2015.
Her mother Vida Kwotuah, from
Poplar, told the inquest the girl and
three friends had been holding on
to the rope. ‘Alexia was smiling
and I was watching the happiness
on her face when I became
aware the log was not in an
upright position, it started
to fall,’ she said.
Alexia was strong and
determined, Ms Kwotuah
said, adding: ‘She was our
world.’ The inquest
continues.
10 METRO Wednesday, May 9, 2018
It Musk be love... Grimes honours
new beau Elon with ‘Tesla’ necklace
THE most random couple in showbiz made their debut at the
Met Gala when tech billionaire Elon Musk and electro star
Grimes stepped out in his-and-hers outfits.
Musk, who split from actress Amber Heard last year, went public
in
with the Canadian musician at the Heavenly Bodies-themed bash
New York on Monday.
Art Angels singer Grimes – real name Claire Boucher –
appeared to be sporting a necklace with the Tesla logo
in tribute to her boyfriend’s business empire, while he
wore a priest-like dog collar – but reversing the
traditional colours.
Last November – before they briefly reunited –
Musk, 46, was pining over Johnny Depp’s ex-wife
Heard, saying: ‘I was really in love, and it hurt bad.’
Luckily for them, the new couple narrowly missed an
encounter with 32-year-old Heard, who had been posing
on the red carpet moments before their arrival.
A N D R E I H A R M S W O RT H ’ S
The neck’s big
thing: Musk and
Grimes – and
Amber – at the
Met Gala GETTY
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An eye-Pope-ing
display: RiRi in the PJs
she wore after her Pope
get-up; Kate and Rita
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IT LOOKS like Rihann
a couldn’t
wait to slip out of her
controversial showst
opp
the Met Gala in New Yor er following
k.
She bagged a pile of
flak online for
dressing up as the Pop
e at Monday’s
Heavenly Bodies cele
b par
before the designer was ade – even
unveiled as
fashion’s black sheep
John Galliano.
The British designer,
57,
up the jewel-encrusted knocked
gown at his
new job with Maison
Margiela.
In 2011, Galliano was
frozen out of
fashion after being cau
camera spouting an antght on
rant. He carted himself i-Semitic
and is now seemingly off to rehab,
embraced by
30-year-old RiRi, who
ruled the red
carpet in his Catholic-i
nsp
But fans fumed on Twi ired gown.
was disrespecting the tter that she
church,
branding the star ‘ver
y
and ‘culturally insens offensive’
itiv
Rihanna arrived at the e’.
party having changed 3am afterinto silver
PJs, but still wearing
her
She must have enjoye crosses.
d herself –
it was daylight when
she left
New York’s Up&Down
club
Meanwhile, leaders of .
Brit brigade Rita Ora the
, 27, and
44-year-old Kate Mo
ss
like best buddies when looked
marched into the afte they
r-do
together – but, once
inside, it
seemed like they had
run
out of
chit-chat.
Gutter
Guard ‘stomped’
on a Cardi B fan
Nun the wiser...
Madge triumphs
Do you minder?
Kendall the diva
ONE of Cardi B’s
minders was
accused of ‘stomping’
on a fan for getting
too close at the Met
after-party. TMZ said
the man was taken off
in an ambulance.
NO MISHAPS for
Madonna when
she sang Like A Prayer
at the gala, even
though the 59-yearold wore a cloak like
the one she fell over
in at the Brits in 2015.
KENDALL
JENNER was the
biggest red carpet
diva at the gala – the
22-year-old shoved a
security guard out of
the way so she had
more room to pose.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 11
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ith Tom
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Sti hb
Stichbury
@Metro_Showbiz
Is this Eurovision’s
SuRie-fire winner?
Our girl doesn’t think Brexit will spoil UK votes
E
does for some people.
UROVISION Song Contest
Anything can happen,
hopeful SuRie doesn’t think
anything is possible.’
Europeans’ views on Brexit
SuRie, whose real name is
will stop her taking home
Susanna Cork, is hoping to
the title.
become the first UK act since
And she’s confident she won’t
1997 to win the annual music
be repeating a particularly painful
extravaganza, with her catchy
wardrobe malfunction, either.
tune Storm.
Representing the UK this
And the Essex-born 29-yearweekend, SuRie doubts the
old insists she can weather just
country’s decision to leave
about any onstage mishap after
Europe is going to further
recalling one gruesome accident.
sour the notoriously political
‘I had about 20 seconds to change
voting system.
my entire outfit and the headpiece I
‘I don’t think anyone
had was secured in place with a
viewing, listening to a song
hefty pin,’ she explained.
that really speaks to them, is
‘I yanked it into my head
then going to go, “Oh, Brexit
Making a (nul)
and thought, “That’s very
associations”,’ she
point: SuRie is not secure”.
exclusively told Guilty
‘I had another quick change
Pleasures. ‘That doesn’t
afraid of Brexit and pulled the pin out of my
ring true to me... maybe it
politics GETTY
skull – I hadn’t realised with all
the adrenaline that it was actually
in my head!’
But the show did go on, SuRie said,
adding: ‘I had blood dripping down
my face. I finished my number, then
we had a long interval because I
needed medical assistance.’
So she is confident she’ll get ‘douze
points’ for persistence, insisting: ‘I
won’t do that at Eurovision, I
promise you.’
And don’t expect to see any
Beyoncé-style wind machines when
she performs in the Portuguese
capital of Lisbon. ‘Could you
imagine my pixie cut? I would just
be tufty galore and I’m not sure that
would be a strong look,’ she laughed..
The Eurovision Song Contest
Grand Final is screened by BBC Onee
at 8pm on Saturday.
Kylie may have struck Golden with her new fella
KYLIE MINOGUE has teased
she has a new chap who she
just can’t get out of her head.
After pouring out her heartbreak
into new album Golden following
the split with ex-fiancé Joshua
Sasse, the Aussie pop princess is
rather coy about Paul Solomons,
the hunky creative director of
men’s magazine GQ.
Grilled on US radio Kylie – who
turns 50 at the end of the month
– squirmed: ‘I am just getting on
with things, I feel I don’t want to
sound too saccharine. I am in
a good place and I am very
aware that I am.’
On bouncing back in the
love stakes,
So lucky: Kylie’s
bounced back with
GQ boss Paul
GETTY/REX
the eternal bachelorette said:
‘That to me is a very beautiful
thing, because I look back to
other points in my life
where I might have felt the
same thing, but I wasn’t
aware of how amazing
this moment is.
‘So anything extra
that comes into my
life now is bonus,
bonus, bonus.’
Even popping out for a burger
made me flip, confesses Liam
that wasn’t really me.’ Now a
LIAM PAYNE blames his
solo performer, and the dad of
One Direction fame for
13-month-old Bear, his son
leaving him ‘nuts’.
with Cheryl, Liam told #Legend
Even trying to grab a burger
magazine: ‘My dad, bless
left him terrified, admitted
him, was like, “Why don’t
the 24-year-old.
we just go out somewhere
Recalling 1D mania
for a burger?” And I was
following their 2010
like, “It’s not that simple”.’
X Factor run, Liam said:
He says they went,
‘Fame made me a little
but ‘had to change
bit nuts and distracted
restaurants three
me a lot from the
Bunfight: Liam has times, my mum
person I was.
got knocked over
‘And it p***ed me
been recalling the
by a paparazzi... I
off. Nobody really
manic days of 1D
threw a little
knew anything about
tantrum’.
EPA
me. I put on a front
A game with New Rules?
DUA LIPA is providing
Liverpool FC with ‘girl
power’ after signing up to
perform when they take on
Real Madrid in the
Champions League Final.
The One Kiss singer called
her footie appointment in
Kiev at the end of the month
‘a once-in-alifetime
opportunity’,
adding: ‘I want
to get the
craziest of football
fans dancing. There’ll
be a whole lot of girl power
so it’ll be a mix.’
njoying a horse ride
n
. it’s Victoria trek ’em
IT ALL went a bit Sloane ranger when
Victoria Beckham and Liam Gallagher
pped in the saddle.
Liam, 45, reckoned he’d be perfect casting
L
a Western as he posted a snap of himself
aptioned: ‘John Wayne eat your heart out.’
Meanwhile, it was my little pony club for
M
osh, 44, on a hack with daughter Harper,
x. She wrote: ‘Living my best country life!!
he perfect day riding with Harper.’
SCARY
SPICE has
warned she will spill
the beans on her torrid
marriage to Stephen
Belafonte in a new
book. Mel B, 42, who
hosts this week’s
British LGBT Awards,
said writing was a
Hot to trot: Posh
‘therapy’, adding:
‘I’m just exposing
and Liam’s horsewhat I’ve been
riding photos
through.’
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12 METRO Wednesday, May 9, 2018
GOOD DEED FEED
THANK you to the honest
person who handed in my
iPhone after I lost it at Stansted
Airport. And thanks to the
efficient staff who got it back
to me before my Edinburgh
flight left.
Terry Ashton
THANK YOU to the pharmacist
in Chelsea who gave me a free
mug when I desperately
needed one. You brightened up
my rainy, cold morning.
Grateful Student Nurse
THANKS to the people who
handed in my tools after I fell
asleep on the Jubilee line and
walked off without them. Anon
THANK you to the lovely people
who rushed to help and stayed
with me until the paramedics
arrived when I fell in Hatfield on
April 23. Thanks also to Rachel
and Mark, the ambulance
crew, for their care.
Judy, Potters Bar
A BIG thank you to Robert of
One Stop Shop and the
ambulance crew for looking
after my wife when her
defibrillator kicked in. God
bless.
Anon, Liverpool
THANK you to all the strangers
who have helped this 84-yearold on and off trains. BC, Kent
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I could do with £10k too
n All 25-year-olds should get
a one-off £10,000 sum to pay
for property, education or
invest in a business or pension,
according to the Resolution
Foundation (Metro, Tue). At 63
can I have £10,000 as well? I’m
disabled and don’t own my
own home. My ex lost it all.
Hen, Chesterfield
n As a 28-year-old, £10,000
would help me save for a
house deposit but it would only
work if it came with no strings
Farzana
attached.
n Instead of proposing to give
£10,000 to all 25-year-olds,
give them the opportunity to
find some work instead – any
kind of honest work, even if it
involves cleaning toilets. I had
to do that when I was 25 and
have worked my way up and
managed to buy my own
property. Today’s kids are spoilt
Anon
enough as it is.
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Kick flight habit to
help curb warming
Time to ground mass international tourism?
n Global tourism’s carbon footprint
is four times bigger than previously
thought, says a study (Metro, Tue).
Flights used to be the preserve of the
rich. Although it is great that more of
us can enjoy new cultures, four trips
abroad a year, overseas weddings and
weekends in Prague are killing the
planet!
Pete, Essex
polar bears and hooded seals were too
far north and the ship struggled to
find ice thick enough for us to get off.
Animals are in danger – and so are we.
Jensine Hough
explain how charging more cuts the
amount of emissions? Surely they
produce the same, whether you pay
£200 or £2,000 for your trip. Am I
just naive?
Jenn Brown, Newcastle
n If it weren’t for tourism flights to
Uganda and Rwanda, there’d be no
mountain gorillas.
David
n I work for my travel and I love to
see and experience other cultures.
However, I would stop tomorrow if it
meant saving magnificent animals
like the polar bear. Sue, Birmingham
n People can take the train to Europe.
Travelling light and flying direct
means less fuel is used.
Julia Goodfellow-Smith, Malvern
n The carbon footprint tax is a good
idea on the surface but there’s a danger
of travel becoming the privilege of the
rich again. Why not tax the services
and provisions that tourists use? And
don’t switch the air-con full blast on
arrival, don’t shower five times a day
and don’t jump in a gas-guzzling car
to get from one shop to another.
Travelling is a wonderful experience
and should be enjoyable for everyone.
Lena Walton
n I went to the North Pole last July
and the ice was only 5ft thick, the
n The suggestion is holidaymakers
should pay extra to offset the cost of
carbon emissions. Can someone
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 13
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!
SILVER Fox (Crush, Wed),
I was the stunning black
beauty on the Jubilee line. You
caught my eye too.
The Stunner, Abbey Wood
TO the small Irish lady with
the backpack on the No.26
bus, you were having an
argument on the phone about
your bin collection. Your
accent caught my attention.
Sebastian The
Handyman, Edinburgh
TO the burly bearded Viking
on the Barrhead to Glasgow
train every morning, the only
words I have ever said to
you were ‘excuse me’ and
‘thank you’ as I went past
New driving seat:
Jeremy Clarkson is
now the quiz master
in Who Wants To
Be A Millionaire?
HELP! I’M STARTING TO LIKE CLARKSON…
n I really hate to admit it but I have found myself warming to Jeremy
Clarkson hosting the new Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? programmes on
ITV. Hopefully I will snap out of it!
JP, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire
but I would like to exchange
more. Fancy a drink?
Blonde, Red Jacket
TO the stunning lady with
gorgeous smile getting on the
8.55am Manchester Airport
train from Wigan North
Western. We exchanged
smiles and glances. Would
like to see you again. Drink?
Guy In Grey Polo Shirt
SUPER Stud In Blue Shirt on
No.575 bus in Wigan (Crush,
Thu), I’d like to see just how
hot you could get! Jalfrezi on
Saucy Minx, Wigan
Friday?
to be, a slice of pie or a curry?
How about if I throw in an
extra onion bhaji and then a
Anon
night out in Rok Box?
TO the Fen babe in nice top
and bottoms on the train
from Ely to town last Tuesday.
If I give up my seat, will you
give up your number?
Fen Tiger, Ely
TO the girl in black jeans by
the No.5 bus stop in Shirley.
I’d love to treat you to a meal.
Kings Heath Guy
SAUCY Minx, looks like I’ve
got a rival. So what’s it going
Text CRUSH followed by your
Rush-Hour Crush, name and
where you live to 65700.
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AND ANOTHER THING...
n The state people left beaches
in after the May bank holiday was
a disgrace (Metro, Tue). Shows
how little some people care
about clean beaches and plastic
Stuart, Rochester
pollution.
n Those people who litter on
the beaches should face
repercussions. Its these people
whose recklessness and
ignorance ruin it for everyone else.
Thomas Dendle, South Wales
n The 5.14pm train to Ayr looked
as if the chimps had been having
a tea party. Welcome to the good
Anon
weather.
n Ann, a teacher working 80
hours a week is crazy but it’s true
(MetroTalk, Tue). I was a teacher
for five years and often worked
those hours during term time.
And yes, teachers do work during
Imran, Kingston
the breaks.
n On the subject of driverless
cars (MetroTalk, Tue), given the
number of driver-controlled cars
and bikes I see jumping red lights
etc, driverless ones must be a
Dom Robinson
good thing!
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14 METRO Wednesday, May 9, 2018
How was working with
Is the issue of privacy
Amanda Seyfried?
important to you?
Really great. She’s really
There’s always that thing
very well cast in this,
of ‘if you’ve got nothing to
there’s something very
hide, then what’s your
Anon co-star:
strong about her. She’s
problem?’ but that’s not the
Amanda Seyfried. issue – the issue is it’s been
got a real presence.
SECONDSwith
CLIVE OWEN
The Sin City actor, 53,
on fake facts and badgers,
dipping out of social media
and never wearing a disguise
taken. I’m from Coventry and
remember the first CCTV camera
going up and there was uproar.
People were like, ‘This is an
invasion of privacy.’ And now every
time we google something we’re
giving away something.
You don’t seem to have much
internet presence.
None.
Well done!
Ha ha ha! I’ve avoided it. I’ve got
two girls and the slightly sad thing is
I have friends telling me what they’re
up to because they’re putting things on
Instagram. So that’s odd – but no, I
don’t want to.
I noticed there are about ten
fake versions of you on Twitter.
Are there? I didn’t even know that.
Don’t worry, I don’t think
anyone would believe you spell
that badly.
Ha ha ha! Well, it doesn’t really interest
me. When I was young, even when
social media wasn’t as prevalent, I still
preferred to do my work, that was the
public thing, and be quiet away from
that, you know?
What’s the weirdest fake
rumour you’ve heard about
yourself?
I think somebody for a little while was
posting random facts on IMDb. And I
would get asked them and I’d go,
‘WHAT?!’ One of them was that I’m
afraid of badgers. Ha ha ha! And I’ve
been asked about it a few times.
I’ve got two girls and
I have friends telling me
what they’re up to
because they’re putting
things on Instagram
I’m guessing that’s not true.
No, it’s not. It’s fine. I think I might
know who it is.
A friend of yours?
Yes.
There was talk that you were in
the running for James Bond.
Was that for real?
No, not at all.
REX
Your latest film, Anon, comes
from Gattaca director
Andrew Niccol…
I’m a big fan. He’s always tackling
subjects that are sort of science
fiction but relevant to what’s going
on. The pitch was the battle for
privacy, which we’ve already lost.
It happened without us really having
a discussion about it. We can be
tracked through every piece of
information about us on our phones,
our GPSs – you can’t do anything
or go anywhere without it
being recorded.
Say you’ve got a big scene and you
think it’s great writing, there’s a part of
me that wants to be the other side of it
and have done it and done it well.
What do you think being an
actor makes you good at?
It makes you empathetic because you
play difficult, conflicted characters.
I play a lot of parts where you are
treading a fine line to take the audience
with you because you’re playing a
character who is challenged in some
ways. We’re all fallible and do our best.
Do you enjoy people-watching?
Yes, but it’s difficult when you’re
an actor.
Do you ever wear a disguise?
No, it’s possible to carry yourself
in a way that doesn’t draw
attention without putting on
a disguise. Some people can
walk into a bar and create
What are you working
a lot of heat and others can
on at the moment?
walk in and be huge but the
I’m shooting an Ang Lee
way they carry themselves
film [Gemini Man]. Will
and walk in… they don’t
Smith is an agent who has
.Nothing to fear:. necessarily draw heat.
been cloned. I play the
surrogate father of the
.A harmless badger.
Do you think some
younger one. And I think I’m
going to do another film with director
enjoy that kind of attention?
François Girard, a brilliant FrenchOf course!
Canadian director.
I’m getting the feeling that you
don’t?
Do you enjoy working hard?
Yes, I find working hard fun. If I’m
No! ANNA SMITH
doing a film, I’m very serious about it.
I love it all. Even though I find it hard
Anon is in UK and Irish cinemas
and on Sky Cinema from Friday
and challenging, it’s a privilege to do it.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 15
Hooked: Freya got
keen on science
experiments after
dissolving Skittles
to make a rainbow
SWNS
MARIE CUTIE!
Science-mad 3-year-old is You(test)Tube star
WHILE other three-year-olds play
with toys, Freya Mason is conducting
science experiments and presenting
them on her own YouTube channel.
The pint-sized professor has more
than 1,000 fans around the world who
watch her confidently explaining what
she has found out.
Her experiments include using an
upturned glass and candle to demonstrate a vacuum, and making gas
from vinegar and bicarbonate of
soda to inflate a balloon.
Mum Sarah, 35, said: ‘I’m not
scientifically minded but she has
always been curious about how the
world works. She’s not into colouring and will say “That’s bor-
Wonder: Mum Sarah
says Freya likes to
see how things work
by LAURA ELVIN
ing!”’ Freya got hooked on experiments
at age two when her nursery class dissolved Skittles in water to create a rainbow. The mini Marie Curie – the physicist known for pioneering work on
radioactivity a century ago – also
loves watching other children on
YouTube. Her favourite is Ryan’s
Toy Reviews, a seven-year-old who
raked in £8million last year via
clips of him playing with toys.
Now she has her own channel,
Freya’s This Is Science. Seamstress Sarah, from Lutterworth,
Leicestershire, said: ‘She likes to
present and be on video.’
Kim Jump-on... spider’s career move into research
THIS spider called Kim has been
trained to jump on demand by
scientists keen to learn the
secrets of her acrobatic ability.
Engineers hope to use the
bio-mechanical information to
design agile mini-robots.
Kim is a ‘regal jumping
spider’, Phidippus regius, a
species up to two centimetres
across and able to bound up to six
times their body length from a
standing start. The best a human
can do is about 1.5 body lengths.
The University of Manchester
study found short jumps took a
fast, low trajectory. Long leaps were
slower and more energy efficient.
Acrobatic: High-speed, hi-res cameras recorded the spider’s jumps
SWNS
16 METRO Wednesday, May 9, 2018
JONG-UN BACK IN CHINA
AHEAD OF TRUMP TALKS
Walk and talk: Mr Kim (left) and Mr Xi take a seaside stroll XINUHA/AP
NORTH KOREA’S Kim Jong-un has
made a second surprise visit to China
to meet president Xi Jinping ahead of
his summit with Donald Trump.
The two leaders met in the port city
of Dalian, weeks after holding talks
in Beijing. During the two-day
summit, which ended yesterday, they
‘exchanged views’ on bilateral relations
and ‘major issues of common concern’,
China’s state media reported.
Mr Kim said he was committed to
denuclearistion if a ‘relevant party’
dropped ‘hostile and security threats’
– a thinly veiled reference to the US.
China is Mr Kim’s only major ally,
although trade between the countries
has fallen recently as Beijing enforces
UN sanctions in response to North
Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile
Return visit: Pair hold talks in Dalian city
tests. Mr Xi hosted a banquet and the
pair were filmed on a seaside stroll.
US president Mr Trump later tweeted
to say he will speak with Mr Xi to
discuss North Korea, where
‘relationships and trust are building’.
IN BRIEF
Toddler, 2, is killed
by leopard in park
A LEOPARD has attacked and
killed a toddler in a protected
area of Uganda popular
with tourists.
The two-year-old son of a
game ranger was attacked
after following a nanny to a
kitchen outside their house in
Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Bashir Hangi, a spokesman
for the Uganda Wildlife
Authority, said the nanny
heard the child scream and
saw the animal dragging him
into the bush. A search team
ScarJo is talk of the gown
in label linked to Weinstein
LETT JOHANSSON
a style shock by wearing a
y Marchesa, the label
by Harvey Weinstein’s
, to New York’s Met gala.
tar became the first A-lister
case the brand since the
ll of the disgraced movie
er last year.
hesa’s British co-founder
gina Chapman, 42, divorced
instein, 66, after a string of
ctresses accused him of
sexual abuse.
But some online critics
argued that ScarJo,
33, should have
avoided the brand
over claims that the
tycoon used to bully
stars who worked for
him into wearing its
outfits to events.
One said she was ‘braver
n the troops’ to walk the red
in the two-tone tulle dress
fundraiser in the
opolitan Museum of Art.
engers: Infinity War star
nsson is a vocal supporter
e #MeToo and #Time’s Up
ements that began amid the
e of allegations about sex
se in Hollywood.
But she has stopped short of
ndemning Weinstein,
roducer of Vicky Cristina
Barcelona, the 2008 Woody
Allen film she starred in.
Weinstein denies all
allegations of nonconsensual
sex.
Fashion faux pas? Scarlett
in her Marchesa dress and
(inset) the brand’s Georgina
Chapman in 2015 with
Harvey Weinstein GETTY
Big cat: A leopard in the park ALAMY
‘Role playing’: Former New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman AP
Top lawyer
steps down
over abuse
allegations
NEW YORK’S attorney general has
resigned after four women accused
him of physical violence during his
sexual encounters.
Eric Schneiderman, who was said to
be a heavy drinker, is a vocal supporter
of the #MeToo movement which
filed a lawsuit against movie mogul
Harvey Weinstein.
He denies slapping, choking and
threatening the women.
The alleged abuse often happened during what were supposed to be romantic encounters but the women all said the
violence was not consensual.
The 63-year-old Democrat
disputed their accounts. ‘In the
privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in roleplaying and other consensual
sexual activity,’ he said.
‘I have not assaulted anyone.
I have never engaged in nonconsensual sex, which is a line I
would not cross.’ He resigned
by DEEPTI HAJELA
after pressure from fellow Democrats
in New York, including state governor
Andrew Cuomo, saying the allegations
‘effectively prevent me from leading
the office’s work’.
Two women who spoke to The New
Yorker, Michelle Manning Barish and
Tanya Selvaratnam, said the abuse escalated over time. Ms Manning Barish
tweeted: ‘After the most difficult month
of my life, I spoke up. For my daughter
and for all women. I could not remain
silent and encourage other women to
be brave for me. I could not.’
She was involved with Mr Schneiderman from mid-2013 until the end of
2014, and confided in friends, including
novelist Salman Rushdie.
The US president’s son, Donald
Trump Jr, highlighted one of Mr
Schneiderman’s tweets from last year
that said no one was above the law,
with Mr Trump Jr adding: ‘You were
saying???’
later found the boy’s skull and
other remains.
They were given a formal
burial over the weekend.
The incident has shocked
many in Uganda, where
leopard attacks on humans
are rare.
Such attacks on children by
leopards are sometimes
reported in rural India.
Queen Elizabeth park, in
south-west Uganda, is home
to 100 species of mammals
and about 600 types of birds.
Ebola cases fuel
epidemic fears
TWO new cases of the deadly
virus Ebola were confirmed by
officials in the Democratic
Republic of Congo yesterday.
And 17 deaths where the
virus is suspected were
reported in the north-western
town of Bikoro.
A team of experts has been
sent to the town, which has a
population of more than
7,000, to help avoid further
spread of the killer disease.
It is the ninth time Ebola has
been recorded in the country
since the virus was discovered
there in 1976.
More than 11,000 people died
in an outbreak in west Africa
between 2014 and 2016.
You dopes! Opium
grown by accident
A PAIR of government workers
thought they were planting
harmless seeds but ended up
growing opium by mistake in
central China.
The office temps were
blamed for the blunder that
saw 53 opium plants bloom by
a government building in Hua
county in Henan Province.
They planted the seeds last
year but it was months before
their mistake was discovered
when spring saw them come
into bloom with their
distinctive red flowers.
The workers, who officials
said mistook the species for
other poppies, have been
sacked and fined almost £60.
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Tudor manor that was a favourite of Henry VIII goes on sale
A MANOR house that Henry
VIII once described as his
‘small country palace’ could
be yours for £3million.
The Tudor monarch stayed
in Barsham Manor in
Fakenham, Norfolk, on five
occasions – each time with a
different wife – while visiting
a nearby shrine.
The Grade-I listed building
has five reception rooms and
a great hall rumoured to have
been the venue for showbiz
parties when it was owned by
Bee Gees manager Robert
Stigwood.
Alex Drown, of estate agent
Abbotts Town & Country
Houses, said: ‘It is a beautiful
property but does need some
renovation. It needs around
£1million spending on it.’
Historic pile:
Barsham Manor
in Fakenham,
Norfolk
MERCURY PRESS
Regal entrance: The Tudor gatehouse
Grand hall: The manor’s opulent staircase
Lavish setting: The five-acre grounds include a cottage
IN BRIEF
Oxford gun siege:
Man, 24, arrested
A 14-HOUR gun siege ended
with the arrest of a 24-yearold man on suspicion of
attempted murder in Oxford.
Armed police returned fire
after shots came from a
property in the city centre at
about 1pm on Monday. Nearby
roads were cordoned off as
officers negotiated with a
suspect until 3am yesterday.
One person was treated for
non-life threatening injuries.
Omar Murtaza, 33, fled his
home with his wife and four
children. ‘It’s a bit scary,’ he
said. ‘This is normally a quiet
neighbourhood.’
Gimme Selfridge...
Stones open shop
THE Rolling Stones are opening
a pop-up shop in Selfridges in
London to sell merchandise
for their new tour.
Stage outfits from the band’s
archive will also be on display
at the Oxford Street store’s
Corner Shop from next
Monday until June 3.
Among the exhibits will be
Mick Jagger’s red ostrich
feather cape, designed by his
late lover L’Wren Scott and
worn while performing
Sympathy For The Devil. The
No Filter UK tour opens at the
London Stadium on May 22.
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Hit for six... boy knocked out on drive by cricket ball
METRO BITES
n A BUNGALOW with a 900ft
model railway in the back
garden is on the market for
£220,000. The G-gauge train
set comes with the property in
Tywyn, Gwynedd.
n MOURNERS are wanted for
a 104-year-old widow who
died with no known family or
friends. Daisy Staines’ funeral
is on May 18 at Parndon Wood
Crematorium, Harlow, Essex.
Howzat for bravery: Harry with
the ball that felled him. Left,
circled, the ball heads for Harry
and, right, knocks him over BNPS
A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy was felled
by a cricket ball struck from a
school playing field 60 yards away.
Harry Butt suffered severe
concussion and two black eyes when
he was knocked to the ground by a
sickening blow to the head.
Footage from a security camera
shows him standing with his mother
Michelle, 41, on a friend’s driveway
before the ball hits him.
She scooped Harry up in her arms
and rushed him to hospital.
‘The ball came out of nowhere
over a fence, skimmed my head and
hit Harry on the side of his
forehead,’ said Mrs Butt.
‘The trauma doctor told us if it
had hit him anywhere else on the
head he could have died.’
Neighbours of Poole Grammar
School, Dorset, have complained
previously about cricket balls
soaring over the 18ft boundary
fence and landing on their roofs and
cars. Headteacher Andy Baker
apologised to the family and
explained that the school would be
moving all future cricket matches to
another field.
Deodorant
craze has left
my girl with
horror burns
by ALEX SHIPMAN
A MOTHER has issued a warning about
a craze sweeping schools that has left
her daughter with second-degree burns.
Jamie Prescott, 42, says 15-year-old
Ellie may need a skin graft after taking
part in the so-called ‘deodorant
challenge’.
The dangerous craze involves spraying deodorant on to someone’s skin for
as long as they can stand the resulting
pain.
Three weeks after taking the challenge, Ellie still has a weeping wound
on her arm and may need a skin graft.
She said: ‘It’s a hole in my arm and
there’s all this yellow stuff coming out.
‘My friend did it a year ago and has a
scar but said it wasn’t as painful as mine.
When I show people my injury they lift
up their sleeves and show that they’ve
all had it done too.’
Ms Prescott, from Yate, South
Gloucestershire, said: ‘Ellie’s injuries
are horrendous and if we can stop others
doing it that will be great.
‘The wound is still weeping excessively. Ellie met friends at the local park
and they asked her to do the challenge
– which she hadn’t heard of.’ Ellie’s
Warning: Jamie with daughter Ellie SWNS
burn is a form of frostbite. The temperature of her skin was rapidly cooled by
the pressurised gas in the spray until it
began to blister.
Doctors have warned that, even when
it doesn’t cause painful burns, the game
can result in permanent scarring.
Photos of Ellie’s injuries, which Ms
Prescott posted on Facebook to warn
other mums and dads, have been shared
more than 2,500 times since last Friday.
The mum-of-three said: ‘This needs to
be made as public as possible. It’s horrendous and needs stopping.’
n THIEVES used the cover of
darkness to steal an entire
lawn of artificial grass worth
£3,000 from mum-of-two Sue
Scorer. Police are investigating
in Livingston, West Lothian.
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GET ME TO THE FINISH ON TIME... FOR £8K PRIZE
£8k dash: Left, some of the
competitors. Above, winners Jade
Woollett and Daniel Carey WENN
IT was a case of aisle get there
first yesterday as 40 bride and
grooms-to-be tried to win a
dream wedding package.
Competing couples negotiated
an obstacle course and sprinted
across Westminster Bridge,
London. Winners of the Rock My
Wedding £8,000 package were
Daniel Carey, 33, and Jade
Wollett, 27, from Wimbledon.
Jade said: ‘We cannot wait to
use our prize to make our
wedding even more amazing.’
The Pimm’s Spritz Wedding
Dash was organised to
celebrate the launch of the
firm’s new wedding cocktail.
Sent flatpacking! Ikea
fans too early for launch
by ALEX RICHARDS
ANGRY Ikea shoppers travelled up
to 100 miles for the opening of a
new store – only to be denied entry
after a mix-up over the date.
Scores of red-faced visitors arrived
too early for the launch of the Swedish furniture giant’s store in Exeter,
Devon. Some had come from as far
as Falmouth in Cornwall.
Ikea had hoped to open the store
last Tuesday – May 1 – but this was
put back until tomorrow after heavy
snow earlier this year. The company
announced the new date in March
Delayed: The Ikea store in Exeter SWNS
but under Google articles on the
opening that publish the correct new
date is a link to an old Ikea.com article which still lists it as May 1.
Keen shoppers turned up at the
weekend, during ‘an internal friends
and family event’ and fire drill.
Among those disappointed was
Clair Louise Jones who tweeted:
‘Turned away without so much as a
sorry.’ Eleanor Hawkes wrote:
‘Drove from Falmouth only to find it
was closed. What a waste of time.’
Store manager Nick Earle said
fewer than 50 people had turned up.
‘We are really sorry for any inconvenience caused,’ he said.
‘Since March, the revised opening
date of 10 May has been widely
communicated. We look forward to
welcoming everyone when we open
our doors on Thursday.’
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n HOUSE prices fell at their sharpest
rate since September 2010 last
month, reports lender Halifax. The
3.1 per cent month-on-month drop
made the average UK home worth
£220,962. The bank said the fall
reflects ‘volatility in the short-term’.
n DELIVERY firm DPD says its 6,000
UK drivers will get the real living
wage. Staff will choose from being
employed directly, being a selfemployed franchisee or a selfemployed worker. The latter will offer
a pension, paid holiday and sick pay.
TOURIST RATES
Australia (A$)..........................1.71
Canada (C$) ........................... 1.67
Euro (€)...................................1.09
New Zealand (NZ$).............. 1.80
Poland (zloty) .......................4.26
Singapore ($) .........................1.69
South Africa (rand) ............ 15.95
US ($).......................................1.30
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DJ Arielle Free wonders
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There are lots of companies eager to
hear what you think and what’s
more, says Lily Canter, they’ll pay
you for it, whether you are shopping,
commuting, or just watching TV
PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK
M
OST people love to
voice their views,
whether it is ranting at
the television or
comparing their
favourite brands with friends.
But what if you could be paid to
give your humble opinion and how
much cash could you make?
There are hundreds of market
research companies out there, all keen
to sign people up to test out new
products, give feedback on customer
service or take part in academic
studies. Much of this work can be
done on your commute to work, while
shopping or when you are sat in front
of the television.
Participants can earn anything from
a few quid to hundreds of pounds a
month, depending on the time you are
able to put in and your ability to
complete the tasks involved.
It normally only takes a few minutes
to sign up to an organisation and
before you know it your email inbox
is full of polls to complete or
shopping assignments to carry out.
It is worth setting up a separate
email account to filter these messages
as some companies can send around
ten a day. If you are signed up to ten
different websites you will suddenly
find yourself wading through
hundreds of emails each week so you
don’t want to miss any important
personal or work messages hiding
amongst them.
Also make sure that you declare any
tax you make on these additional
earnings and sign up for selfassessment on the HMRC website
https://www.gov.uk/self-assessmenttax-returns even if you already pay
tax through employed work.
Once you are set up and ready to go
there are endless ways of making cash
or earning rewards or vouchers by
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 21
YOUR SAY
sharing your honest opinion
or experience.
Go undercover as a
mystery shopper
This can be one of the biggest earners,
paying £5 to £100, depending on the
task. It will usually involve travelling
to a shop, or business, and either
taking photographs, secretly recording
an experience, or buying something
and completing a survey afterwards.
It is a way for companies to evaluate
their customer service covertly
without staff being on their best
behaviour for a senior manager. It can
also be a great way to get items you
would normally buy for free, and be
paid on top.
Some of the top websites are
Ragdoll, RedWigWam, Proinsight
and GfK and you can sign up and
select jobs near to where you live.
Money blogger Lynn James, of
mrsmummypenny.co.uk, says the best
rates come from mystery shopping at
banks which can pay up to £100 for
an hour’s work.
‘It could be opening an insurance
product or a credit card or even
buying a mortgage. You go in with a
recording device and then you send it
off afterwards. You don’t have to
complete a survey so it’s really easy.
And it doesn’t affect your credit
rating as everything is wiped clean.’
You will not receive any follow-up
marketing calls and your details will
not be passed on to third parties.
These types of assignments can be
harder to come by, but there are
plenty of supermarket tasks or
lifestyle gigs. But it is always a case
of weighing up the time it takes
versus the money. ‘If you are going
shopping anyway it is a good way to
make a bit of extra cash but
sometimes they do take a lot of time.
I did one where I drove round to four
different Morrisons and it took five to
six hours and I got £45 after tax. But
a great one I did I got a free spa day
with a treatment and they paid me
£10,’ adds Lynn.
Completing surveys
Surveys and studies are one of the
easiest ways to make a start on
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earning extra income and can be done
anywhere, anytime via apps and
websites like CitizenMe,
OhMyDosh!, Opinion Outpost
and YouGov.
The amount you earn will all depend
on the time it takes to complete, with
two quick questions earning you 10p,
to a 45-minute questionnaire paying
out around £10.
Some websites, such as 20 Cogs,
only pay once you have completed 20
tasks, which can be time-consuming,
but can pay over £150.
One of the most profitable ways of
making money from surveys is by
referring friends, which could earn
you a reward of £5 to £10 per person.
Idle time on your commute to work
could be turned into cash and you
could potentially make £200 a month
completing surveys on the bus or train
each weekday.
‘I log in on my phone and do them
whilst watching TV or cooking or
drying my hair. I don’t do it every day
but I make £50 a month from
surveys,’ says personal finance guru
Emma Drew of emmadrew.info.
Emma recommends Prolific
Academic because you are only
shown surveys that you are eligible
for. It means you don’t waste time
starting something that you are
screened out of half way through.
You can complete video surveys and
give your feedback on a product via
your phone or webcam via the app
VoxPopMe. ‘Mindswarms is a really
good one for video surveys. It is
American but there are occasionally
UK surveys and they pay $50 to $75
for a video with the product with
you,’ says Emma.
But be aware of what you are
signing up to because these videos
may be used in marketing and are in
no way anonymous.
Joining a focus group
Getting paid to watch TV and
comment on it sounds too good to be
true but it is a genuine way of making
money. Some lucky customers are
Your opinion could
earn you cash:
Being part of a
focus groups
can be lucrative
selected by Amazon Prime to take
part in their Amazon Preview research
which can pay £5 in Amazon
vouchers for a quick survey, to £10 an
hour for watching and feeding back
on a pilot show before its release.
But if you are not picked for this
previewing service then a good
alternative is The Viewers, a new
market research company focusing on
television that can pay up to £70 for a
90 minute group discussion.
These focus groups take place in
hotels or client offices or from the
comfort of your own home via an
online forum.
You may be asked to watch
something, complete a task or even
take part in a one-two-one interview
with a researcher. Focus groups can
be pretty lucrative paying £40 an hour
for your opinion of a new product but
it often means travelling to London or
a large city.
Sometimes your travelling expenses
will be covered, but it remains
time-consuming.
An increasing number of companies
are, however, shifting to online focus
groups enabling you to log in to a
forum, answer questions and discuss
products with other members.
‘I did one online focus group giving
opinions on frozen food. They get
interaction between you and other
members and I got £100 cash. I had to
log in twice a week, for three weeks’,
says Emma.
Scanning, betting
and buying
If you are bored of answering surveys,
or can’t access mystery shopping
spots, there are plenty of other ways
to make money online. ShopandScan
is a market research survey which
measures the purchasing habits of
people in the UK. By scanning your
weekly shop you can earn points
which can be redeemed at a wide
range of retailers including Amazon,
Next and Cineworld.
Jobspotter is another handy little
app where you upload photos of job
adverts in shop windows in exchange
for gift cards. If you live in a city and
walk frequently, this can potentially
earn you up to £30 an hour. Matched
betting can also be a brilliant way of
making a large amount of money, up
to £1,000 a month, as long as you
have strong self-control. It is also
tax-free so you don’t have to declare
earnings to HMRC. It allows you to
take advantage of free bets offered to
new customers by gambling
companies, and since it is based on a
mathematical calculation rather than
chance, it is viewed as non-risk.
Another way to make free money is
to use cash back websites such as
TopCashback when buying anything
online from clothes to broadband. You
can earn yourself hundreds of pounds
by going via these websites – just
make sure you shop around to ensure
you are still getting the best deal.
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Fat fingers can mean fat bargains
Track down
your lost cash
Shave years off
your mortgage
for just £100
extra a month
Thousands of items are listed on eBay with spelling
mistakes. These often end with no bids as no one can find
them. Visit fatfingers.com and type in a search word. Simply
click find to uncover these hidden gems.
Change your locks
Up to £15billion of unclaimed
financial assets in the UK lie in
old bank accounts, pensions,
life assurance and investments.
Track down forgotten cash with
a free site such as
mylostaccount.org.uk. You
never know what you could
be missing out on.
Nearly three-quarters of movers
fail to change locks on all external
doors when they get the keys to
their new place, but it is
frightening to think how many
people could have duplicate keys.
According to Home Office
statistics, you are almost twice as
likely to be burgled in the 12
months after moving compared
with the average burglary rate.
Ensure you book a locksmith to
meet you on moving day.
Paying a bit extra each month can
cut your mortgage term and save you
thousands of pounds in interest
payments. For instance, if you had a home
loan worth £150,000 with an interest rate of
3%, you’d pay £711 each month for 25 years. But if you pay a
bit extra, say £100 a month, you would save £11,835 in
interest and clear your debt four years and three months
earlier. Check to see if any early repayment charges apply.
Take care of your fuel tank
If you see a tanker filling up the underground
tanks of a petrol station, hold off buying your
fuel for a few hours. According to Saga
Magazine, pumping fuel into the tanks stirs
up the sediment that lies at the bottom of
even the cleanest one. It will then be pumped
into your car’s fuel tank and then into your
engine and can be the cause of a
blockage – and a costly repair bill.
Don’t let them
drag you down
Share a bank account with
someone? Then you are more
connected than you may think
as the credit record of the
other account holder
will have an impact on
your own score. If you
have had a joint
account with a previous
partner or housemate
who has bad credit,
don’t panic. You can
break the link through
‘financial
disassociation’.
Simply check that
the accounts in
question are
completely closed
and any
debts
paid then
request
the
credit
agencies
such as
Experian,
Equifax and
CallCredit to
remove them from
your credit report.
This week, mega savings on footwear, your
mortgage and landline. By Kara Gammell
Dial out the landline
and save hundreds
Still shelling out for a landline rental for a phone
that’s only used by your parents and PPI cold
callers? Gone are the days when you needed a
landline for a broadband connection – and ditching
it could save you hundreds each year. Virgin Media
(virginmedia.com) is the only major provider in the
UK able to offer broadband that doesn’t need a
phone line. Since it has its own fibre
network separate from BT’s, it can bring
a broadband connection to your home
directly - eliminating the need for a
landline. Find a good deal for your
usage at broadbandchoices.co.uk.
Ex-display footwear for a
fraction of the cost
Fancy a new pair of red Hunter wellies for
£52 instead of £95? Or what about a pair of
women’s Adidas Stan Smith’s for £33 rather
than £74.99? High street chains Office and
Schuh each have a separate website where
you can pick up mega-reduced, ex-display
shoes that may have suffered minor
wear-and-tear after being tried on in store.
Check out offcutsshoes.co.uk and
schuh.co.uk/imperfects to have a look.
Keep calm and drive on
Not only is being an aggressive driver bad for
your mental health, but it wreaks havoc on your
bank balance too: mean motorists use up to a
third more fuel. The average driver clocks 10,000
miles a year and if you pay around £1.10 per litre
for petrol and get 40 miles to the gallon, this
would cost £1,250. Aggressive drivers doing 30
miles per gallon would pay an extra £416. Yikes.
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SPENDING
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money
expert
Gareth
Shaw
The presenter says designer shoes are an investment,
and will splurge on headphones and treats for her dog
A
RIELLE Free, 31,
works as a DJ, has a
show on Hoxton Radio,
and presents children’s
programme Scrambled.
She appeared in the film Harry
Potter And The Goblet Of Fire.
What was your first job?
It was when I was 14, working in a
sports shop for £2.78 an hour. I
saved up some money which came
in handy when I bunked off school
one day and accidentally broke my
mum’s banister. The whole £140
I’d saved went on materials to fix
it. There were some builders
working nearby and they fixed it
the same day. She didn’t find out
for 13 years until she
overheard me telling someone.
What’s been your
best investment?
My flat in Hoxton which I bought
on a shared-ownership scheme.
Hopefully, the value won’t go
down. The mortgage is the same as
my rent used to be. I didn’t think
I’d get it as they prioritise families.
I’m trying to buy the next
percentage but you have to buy it
at current market value and I’ve
heard stories about people being
priced out. Ideally, I’d want to own
100 per cent of it.
Was your degree a
good investment?
I did a performance and dance
degree in London but I was lucky
enough get a scholarship. I wasn’t
in a position to pay for it otherwise
as I’m from a single-parent family
and my brother started university
the same year as I did. I got quite a
hefty student loan in my first year,
but didn’t get the same amount in
my second year, so started working
as much as I could. I was a
perfume girl at Harrods, waitressed
in a club, worked in a call centre
and worked as a dancer. I deferred
for a year as I got a part in the
Harry Potter And The Goblet of
Fire film (2005) as a Beauxbaton –
it was a dream come true as I was
a big fan. I worked on that for
eight months.
What’s been your biggest
financial regret?
I invested £250 in Bitcoin last year.
I thought I was being really clever
but I lost all of it immediately. You
learn from these things.
Are you savvy with
personal finances?
No. I’ve got a bee in my bonnet
about why this isn’t
taught at school. Why
don’t they teach people
about mortgages,
interest rates, how to
fill in your tax return
and things like that?
You have to find it
out all yourself. It can
be such a minefield.
It’s so easy to get
yourself in debt or
make mistakes. I don’t
think I’m savvy but
I’ve become more
aware as the years have
gone by.
ONCE you’ve
shopped
e
around for the
best deals on
d
flights, car hire and
accommodation for your holiday, it’s
pointless wiping out these savings
by leaving your plans for spending
abroad until the last minute. Let’s
take a look at the options:
n Using debit cards abroad can
often rack up hefty charges. Most
do not offer fee-free overseas
spending and cash withdrawals.
n There’s a bigger choice of
specialist travel credit cards. These
offer fee-free transactions and
withdrawals as well as top
exchange rates, but withdrawing
cash could affect your credit rating,
and you’ll be charged interest
immediately, until you pay your bill.
What was your last
impulse purchase?
Three pairs of shoes at a
designer sample sale. I
went in to buy one pair. I
see them as an investment as
I’ll be wearing them for
years. One pair cost £160 but
should have cost £1,200 – so
that’s a bargain, right?
n A prepaid card is a convenient
option. You can obtain one without
having to go through a credit check
and it can be safer than carrying
cash as you can get your money
back if your card is lost or stolen.
n No matter what type of card you
take, always pay in the local
currency. You might be given the
chance to pay in sterling, but this is
typically at a worse exchange rate.
Cash or card?
Card, so I can keep track of
things on my bank
statements which is very
helpful for doing my
tax return.
n Listen to Arielle on
Hoxton Radio 4pm-6pm
on Thursdays
INTERVIEW BY
ANDREW WILLIAMS
PHOTO: GETTY
What would be your ‘money
no object’ purchase?
Headphones. I’d like to be able to
buy top-of-the-range ones
whenever I need them. I DJ, and as
I get older I’m more aware of
protecting my hearing.
What luxury wouldn’t
you give up?
I treat myself to a coffee every day.
When I was at university I was
buying five! I’ve never been the
sort of person who’s been able to
make their own lunch so I used to
buy Pret or Marks & Spencer
lunches every day. Those expenses
mount up. I’ve got better. I bring
my own mug in but now but I still
buy that coffee. I tend to buy
luxury food for my dog too, but he
brings me so much joy.
n Take some cash with you. Avoid
buying it at the airport, as the rate
can be terrible, and focus on finding
the most competitive provider. With
most providers you get a better rate
if you pre-order online, so allow at
least a few days for this.
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look like Labyrinthera David Bowie?
Film reviews: Page 27 »
Rosamund Pike is calling
the shots as a hijacker in
her new film. Her poshgirl roles are truly behind
her, says James Mottram
R
OSAMUND PIKE might be a big star
but that doesn’t stop her asking for a job.
For instance, she recently wrote a letter
to Rob Marshall, director of upcoming
sequel Mary Poppins Returns, asking if
she could take the role of PL Travers’s famous
flying nanny. ‘He wrote back saying, “That’s really
lovely of you but I am going to do it with Emily
Blunt,” ’ she smiles, holed up in a Berlin hotel.
Well, if you don’t ask, you don’t get…
With a thick fringe almost hiding her green
eyes, 39-year-old Pike is relaxed when we meet,
stretching her legs and suede boots out on to the
chair in front of her. It’s a stark contrast to her
terrifically jittery turn as real-life terrorist Brigitte
Kuhlmann in her latest film Entebbe. Kuhlmann
was one of two Germans who, along with two
Palestinians, hijacked an Air France plane en route
from Tel Aviv to Paris. Pike isn’t the obvious choice
to play a violent, pill-popping German radical
but she went full-throttle, even with the extras
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The House That
Jack Built
Director Lars von Trier, banned
from Cannes in 2011 after his
Nazi ‘joke’, returns with
Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman
in a serial-killer thriller
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Under The Silver Lake
Whitney
Angel Face
The hotly anticipated Star
Wars prequel will have a
debut on May 15 before its
general release on May 25.
Alden Ehrenreich plays
the young Han Solo
Andrew Garfield stars in a
neo-noir comedy drama by
lauded director David Robert
Mitchell (It Follows). Riley
Keough, who is Elvis’s
granddaughter, co-stars
Kevin Macdonald explores
Houston’s life in a film that is
sure to get Cannes talking. Not
to be confused with the Nick
Broomfield’s controversial take
on the subject last year
Cannes favourite Marion
Cotillard stars in a drama
about a mother and daughter
by first-timer Vanessa Filho.
The Cannes Film Festival
runs until May 19
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.Both barrels: Pike is.
.almost unrecognisable as.
.German terrorist Brigitte.
.Kuhlmann in Entebbe.
SCIENTIFIC
P R E PA R AT I O N
PROOF she’s one of the
cleverest actresses around,
Rosamund Pike has been
taking science lessons to play
Marie Curie in Radioactive.
‘There’s so much to read.
I’d go home after filming and
have a chemistry tutor come
to my house. I actually really
enjoyed science at school,
particularly chemistry,
funnily enough.’
In Paris circa 1900, when
Curie was alive, ‘everything
was new. They were about
to explode the atom. At
that point, they didn’t think
anything was smaller than
the atom and they were
about to open it wide up.’
I was naive, I took things on trust
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playing the hostages. ‘I looked at [costar] Daniel [Brühl] and said, “We
cannot look at them. We cannot smile
at them. They all want to take selfies
but we have to keep some distance.” ’
It’s another high in a career that has
undergone an impressive change of
pace since her Oscar nod for playing
Amy Dunne in Gone Girl. When
we meet she’s just finished filming
A Private War, in which she plays
journalist Marie Colvin. In two days
she’s off to Hungary for Radioactive,
in which she’ll become Marie Curie,
the famed Polish chemist and Nobel
laureate. (Both, in truth, are probably
more interesting than Mary Poppins.)
These come hot on the heels of
2017’s Hostiles, in which she played
a 19th-century mum whose family is
killed by Comanche Indians. Before
Gone Girl, she was always cast as The
Posh Girl, thanks to her 2002 debut as
Miranda Frost in Bond film Die
Another Day. ‘It’s like having a good
friend who might be a bit of a bad
influence on you,’ she says of Frost. ‘I
was usurped by her hostility and cool.’
Born in Hammersmith, the
daughter of two concert
musicians, she won a
scholarship to Badminton
School in Bristol before reading
English at Oxford. During her
degree, she took a year off to
act, where her looks drew
attention. ‘I used to be
approached fairly
frequently,’ she says,
‘usually with the “you
could be a model line”,
which you take on trust
when you’re naive.’
One man propositioned her
in a theatre queue, wrote to
her at Oxford and even
turned up on campus.
‘I was never very good
at being rude,’ she says.
‘but at some point you
have to say, “This is
inappropriate.”’
Fortunately, these
Western: As
days Pike has a man in
a tormented
her life that she actually
mum in Hostiles wants: Robie Uniacke,
an Eton-educated
mathematical researcher
(and ex-heroin addict) 18 years her
senior. They have two boys – Solo,
five, and Atom, three. How does she
juggle it all? She shrugs: ‘People
think I’m incredibly calm. It makes
me laugh. I take the compliment,
because the reality is so far removed.’
It’s clear her past experiences have
informed her thoughts on the sex
abuse scandals that have rocked the
film industry – reflecting on the
forthcoming shoot for Radioactive,
she says: ‘I’m going to be one of the
more experienced actors on set and
I will be very mindful to look out and
make sure no one is uncomfortable.’
Never mind Mary Poppins,
Rosamund Pike is watching over us.
Entebbe opens on Friday
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Teenage kicks from outer space
THE BIG RELEASE
HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT
PARTIES 15 ###$$
C
ASTING Nicole Kidman
as an ageing punk from
Croydon dressed like David
Bowie in Labyrinth (inset)
is, let’s say, an unusual
choice – and one unlikely (please
God) to be repeated. Yet it gives a hint
at the spaced-out oddities on offer in
this fantabulously bizarre
punks-versus-aliens romcom
adapted from a Neil
Gaiman story.
It’s 1977 – unmissably
so thanks to the strident
production design. The
Damned’s New Rose is
blasting out of the
soundtrack as Enn (short for
‘Henry’), a well-spoken punk
teen played by Alex Sharp (brilliant,
even if he’s a decade too old for the
role), gobs at himself in the mirror
and pogos his evenings away with his
mates. We’re set for yet another This
Is England-style coming-of-ager.
However this one comes with a Curly
Wurly’s worth of twist.
One night Enn and chums attempt
THE VERDICT
A ‘Marmite’ space oddity that
could well become cult viewing
to gatecrash an after-party only to
find it teeming with rubber-clad,
1960s-style performance artists, who
turn out to be sexually bi-curious
extraterrestrials on a student cultural
programme. They include Matt Lucas
playing it as straight as you can in a
sparkly indigo smock (Sandy Powell’s
costumes are out of this world) and
Ruth Wilson as a dominatrix. Enn
instantly falls for Zan (Elle Fanning),
a rebellious acolyte who runs away
with him to ‘find The Punk’.
In other words it’s your
classic boy-meets-girl,
girl-turns-out-to-be-a
cannibalistic-multireincarnated-alien
romance. It could only
have sprung from the
mind of Gaiman (American
Gods) but it’s given an extra
cheeky, Rocky Horror Picture
Show-type bonkers-ness by writer/
director John Cameron Mitchell.
It’s a mess but a glorious one that
should be utterly unwatchable but
somehow isn’t. Reminiscent of the
ragged, low-budget movies made in
the actual punk era, its message about
freedom, conformity and tribalism is
jumbled but the appeal of the young
stars is unequivocal.
Fanning is always a delight but the
revelation here is Sharp. Where have
you been all our lives?
.Women are.
.from Mars:.
.Alex Sharp and.
.Elle Fanning.
.engage in some.
.interplanetary.
.romancing.
LARUSHKA IVAN-ZADEH
Excellent cast but tension gets
lost in real-life hostage drama
ENTEBBE 12A ###$$
.View to a kill:.
.Matilda Lutz.
.hunts down.
.some bad men.
Fantastically violent
female revenge flick
REVENGE 18 ####$
BARBIE bites back in this lipsmacking horror debut that surely
wins the award for bloodiest movie of
the year. Our heroine is Jen (Matilda
Lutz), a naive, lollipop-sucking sex
bomb enjoying a luxury weekend
getaway in the desert with her hot,
rich married boyfriend (Kevin
Janssens) when his creepy hunting
buddies turn up a day early.
The ensuing rape-revenge
scenario may be very familiar, as
Jen transforms from Bambi to lion
accompanied by lashings of
grindhouse gore that would get
Quentin Tarantino wetting his panties.
The twist here is that this Haute
Tension-style exploitation flick is shot
by a woman, so it’s not just the gun
that gets turned on these nasty men
but the lens too.
Debut director Coralie Fargeat
teams breathtaking desert visuals
with ultra close-ups to distinctive
and queasy effect. A punchy start to
Bird’s Eye View’s nationwide
#reclaimtheframe season, a new
movement determined to whet a
wider appetite for female-made films.
LI-Z
ENTEBBE is ‘based on true events’,
specifically the 1976 hijacking of an
Air France flight en route from Tel
Aviv by pro-Palestinian terrorists, with
the help of some German radicals.
Ideally you won’t know the real-life
outcome if you want to soak up the
maximum tension offered by this lowkey thriller. As the hostages, many of
them Israeli, are holed up in Uganda,
Rosamund Pike puts in a fierce, edgeof-sanity performance as a German
revolutionary, with Daniel Brühl more
forgettable as her meeker compadre.
Meanwhile, fellow Brits Nonso
Anozie (oddly cuddly and jovial as
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin) and a
snake-eyed Eddie Marsan (enjoyably
villainous as Israeli defence minister
Shimon Peres) round out the reliably
excellent cast.
Director José Padilha insists on
intercutting key action scenes with
a modern dance performance by the
Batsheva Dance Company. It’s a brave,
arty device that, sadly, fails to work.
In fact it’s downright distracting.
And despite the fact that Operation
Thunderbolt was one of the most
daring hostage rescue missions in
history, your fingernails will remain
largely unbitten. LI-Z
German terrorists: Pike and Brühl
ALSO OUT MORE NEW RELEASES
SHERLOCK GNOMES U
Seven years on from
surprise cartoon hit
Gnomeo And Juliet (did it
really take them that
long to find another
gnome-related literary
pun?) comes a less
successful, Londonset endeavour. This
time Johnny Depp,
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ozzy
Osbourne (who plays a
faun) join Emily Blunt and
James McAvoy in a voice
cast whose bizarre levels
of starriness are
presumably down to the
executive producer, one
Mr Elton John.
LIFE OF THE
PARTY 12A
No press
screening
was available
for Melissa
McCarthy’s latest
self-created comedy
vehicle wherein she
plays a recently
divorced stay-at-
home mom (left) who goes back
to college and finds herself in her
daughter’s class. Ever feel like
you’ve seen a movie without
actually having seen it?
BREAKING IN 15
It’s Mother’s Day in the US this
Sunday, hence this second,
maternal-themed studio offering
of the week. This one’s a thriller
starring Gabrielle Union as a
desperate (and fearless) mum
trying to break in to a highsecurity home where her kids are
being held hostage. LI-Z
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ALBUM REVIEW
WILEY: GODFATHER II
Chasing the Art
###$$
Given he’s been made an
MBE, Wiley could be forgiven for feeling
like a grime OAP aged just 39. And
he did nothing to dissuade
anyone of the notion he might
be on his way to retirement by
publishing his memoir Eskiboy
last year and proclaiming his
previous album, 2017’s Godfather,
to be his last. A promise the
east Londoner breaks with
the release of Godfather II.
A veteran of 12 albums
since 2004’s Treddin’
On Thin Ice, Wiley
acknowledges that
he has turned out
music for reasons of
commerce first and
art second – see
2008’s pop-grime
crossover Wearing My
Rolex, for example.
Now he’s on a mission to make sure
everyone knows that he’s back to
creating music for the right reasons.
Remember Me rattles off lines such as
‘I’ve got the music in my soul and if you
put me in the band I’ll play the maraca’.
On Fashion Week Wiley emphasises his
trendsetting desires.
It all seems a little contradictory,
then, that Wiley might again turn to
very commercial-sounding grimepop as the unadventurous primary
vessel for his defiant raps.
I Call The Shots and
Certified – featuring JME
and Shakka respectively
– sound like some of
the most commercial
music of his career.
Underground grime
purism this ain’t.
Evidently not content
to leave the spoils of
the genre to the
Skeptas and Stormzys of
this world, Wiley’s back in it
to win it. MALCOLM JACK
SMALLSTALK
Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls (aka Harry Shearer)
has gone solo. He talks MeToo and Parky’s frozen peas
This is your first solo album.
Why are you stepping into
the limelight now?
Maybe it’s the time of year. Maybe
it’s the time of man. I don’t know
who said that but after we played
Glastonbury in 2009, I realised Tap
had dissolved again and I saw a
notice for this organisation called
the British Fund For Ageing
Rockers. They give grants to
ageing rockers, so I applied and
they said, ‘Great, what’s your
idea?’ Well, my idea is that you
give me money and I make a
record. They said, ‘No, we need
an idea idea.’ So I said, ‘All
right.’ They said, ‘Write about
what you know’ and I
thought, I know – I’m
getting older so I’ll write
songs about that.
How have
you found
transitioning from
bassist to band
leader?
What were your
inspirations?
I didn’t really have what you call
inspirations – I mean, apart from
the money. But the fact there are
a lot of us of a certain age saying
rock’n’roll is still around despite
the evidence, I guess that was
inspirational to me. To say ‘Me
too’. I was having my own Me Too
moment – of a different sort.
There are a lot of guest
musicians on the album.
Was anybody difficult to
work with?
Everyone was rather chuffed to do
it. I think they wanted to be a
part of, if not rock’n’roll
history, then at least
rock’n’roll geography.
Musical grout?
Spinal Tap
h
h rest would
ld jjust bbe filli
there,
the
filling
in between the cracks like so much
musical grout. Musical grout
would be a good idea, by the way.
How would that work?
Do you ever get
starstruck?
The closest I ever came
to being starstruck was in
.Going it alone:.
Tesco once and I think I
.Derek Smalls is. saw Michael Parkinson. I
I’d sing every once in a
.back on song. was about to go up to him
and say, ‘Are those your
while with Tap – well, one
frozen peas?’ but I didn’t have the
song – but I would always go to
balls to do it. He’s got a bag full of
my microphone to do it. Never
frozen peas. Who knows what kind
went to the centre mic so never
of damage he could do with that?
really got the concept that at the
centre mic, the light is brighter. If
you know your physics, light
What would you pick as
equals heat, which means it’s
your top five rock albums
warmer up there. One of the things
of all time?
that happens when you get older is
Probably A Salty Dog by Procol
you get more sensitive to the cold,
Harum, then the first AC/DC
so I would be at the centre mic if
record. That’s sort of the range for
just for the warmth. So it’s great
me, the prog side and the hard-rock
for that.
side. Once you’ve got the spectrum
Well, I don’t know. I’m not Silicon
Valley here. But musical grout
would be good.
What’s the best thing about
getting older?
Still being alive. Getting older
guarantees you’re still alive, which
I think is a good deal for everyone.
And if you died…
If I died? I mean, I think it’s in the
plan. Unless you have information
I don’t have? Seriously, if you’ve
got some information on how I can
avoid it I’d be very interested in
looking into it right now.
INTERVIEW BY KATE SOLOMON
Smalls Change (Meditations
On Ageing) is out now
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 29
NER
IN PART
THE
VIEW
FROM THE
BRIDGE
THE BRILLIANT SAGA SAGA IS COMING TO AN END
n the set of The Bridge
there’s a helpful sign
taped to a door. ‘These
Stairs Will Lead You To
The Beautiful Outdoors,’
it declares. Even people who work
on dark Scandi crime dramas
occasionally need to come up for air,
it seems.
It’s a warm spring day in Malmö
but you’d scarcely know it once you
get near star sleuths Saga Norén
and Henrik Sabroe (Sofia Helin
and Thure Lindhardt): the
windows have been covered to
block out the sunshine. ‘A day like
this is a disaster!’ jokes creator Hans
Rosenfeldt, emerging briefly from the
gloom for a chat.
This is how it goes with The Bridge,
the hit Danish/Swedish detective
series that, along with The Killing
and its similarly washed-out visuals
and pitch-dark plots, has done much
to fire the unquenchable appetite for
Nordic crime.
The show revolves around socially
awkward Swedish cop Norén and her
Danish counterpart (Henrik) as they
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ITH
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BRINGING YOU ALL THE SHOWS YOU KNOW
NORDIC NOIR
WILL BOW OUT
WITH A BANG
Viewers can look forward to a
‘real ending’ in the final series
of crime drama The Bridge,
its creator tells Olly Grant
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probe murders on either side of the
border-straddling Øresund Bridge.
Season three climaxed with Saga in
the tightest of spots and season four
starts – no spoilers here – with our
heroine in a dark place and
Henrik investigating a brutal
fourth. It gives us an opportunity
new killing.
to really end it. Series two and
The key thing to know
especially three were a bit openabout season four, however,
ended. This gave us a chance to
is that it’s The Last
say, OK, now we’re working
One Ever – although
up to a real end of this show.’
that’s actually quite
No devotee of the show
an achievement,
could cross the Øresund
since it’s almost
Bridge without hearing the
unheard of for
haunting title music –
budget-conscious
Hollow Talk, by Denmark’s
Danish TV to make
Choir Of Young Believers
more than three
– playing in their head.
series of anything.
Amusingly, this even
‘It is unusual,’
Intense:
Sofia
Helin
happens to Rosenfeldt
nods Rosenfeldt,
as Saga Norén
when he’s writing. ‘Yeah,
‘so we were very
especially at the end,’ he
happy we got a
TABULA RASA
Taking the idea
that memories
can play strange
tricks on you and
spinning it into a truly
unsettling psychological
thriller, Belgium’s Tabula Rasa Latin for clean slate – should
be your next Euro-drama
obsession. The brainchild of
writer Malin-Sarah Gozin and
lead actor Veerle Baetens,
Tabula Rasa (right) is the story
of Mie, a musical star involved
in a car accident that wipes her
mind clean – handy, given
she’s caught up in a police
hunt for a man who’s gone
mysteriously missing.
With a pinch of Hitchcockian
suspense, an echo of
Memento and a little One
Flew Over The Cuckoo’s
Nest, it has a killer story
and a set of winningly
oddball characters.
One to clear your
diary for. Series
available now.
JACK WHITEHALL
– TRAINING DAYS
Who would you
pick in a six-a-side
line-up: Kasper
Schmeichel, Dele
Alli, Gareth Bale,
laughs, humming the tune. ‘You
think, “Is this a good cliffhanger?
Can you get Hollow Talk on that?”
Pause. Hum. ‘ “Yes you can.” ’
The murkiness is another carefully
developed element. Indoors, the
crew use smoke and window screens
to enhance the gloom. Outside, it’s
about downplaying greenery,
accentuating the urban.
‘We never show nature unless it’s
been tampered with,’ says
Rosenfeldt. ‘And we never show old
buildings. We never try to show
“beautiful”, actually.’
All this can make The Bridge
rather claustrophobic to film, and
reveals the Germans really do
have a sense of humour as he
gets kitted out in crazy leather
pants for Bavarian bar games.
As long as he loses the penalty
shootout, we’ll be happy.
Series available today.
Mario Götze, Cesc Fàbregas
and… Jack Whitehall?! Come
on, how did the outlandish
posh boy comedian (below)
get in there?
Probably because he’s been
treating an elite squad
of the world’s top
footballers to his
particular brand of offthe-crossbar comedy
in Training Days.
Designed to reveal
footie stars letting
their hair down
(that’s you, Gareth),
this is a series of
shorts showing the
jokey side of the
beautiful game as
Jose Mourinho gives
Jack driving lessons,
Kyle Walker dribbles
his way through
Britain’s Got Talent
and Thomas Müller
JOHN MULANEY: KID
GORGEOUS
American comedian John
Mulaney is a man old before
his time: at 35, the still very
presentable Mulaney (below)
is in the process of finding
himself gross. Now, this could
come across as reverse
narcissism, but Mulaney’s
musings on premature
decrepitude are very amusing.
And he’s a big Steely Dan fan,
so what’s not to love? Revel in
this stand-up special – then go
check for nasal hair.
KEITH WATSON
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AND LOVE ON DEMAND
in partnership with
HOW THE SHOW BRIDGES
THE LANGUAGE GAP
End of the road:
Season four starts
with heroine Saga
Norén in a dark place
Lindhardt finds himself sneaking off
for sunlight between scenes.
‘Today I went to the window and
was like, “This reminds me of when
I was smoking,” ’ he jokes. ‘Now we
just go for the fresh air.’ For Helin,
it’s the character of Saga which
ratchets up the intensity. Embodying
her bottled-up personality is
draining, she admits. ‘It affects me in
a physical way. In my brain, it affects
me. Because I have to think like her
when I’m her.’ Will she miss the
character of Saga, though, when the
show ends? ‘I will… but I can’t think
about it!’ she says. ‘It’s too early. If I
start thinking about it now, I’m afraid
of what’s going to happen.’
What price, then, a future return
for The Bridge – if not necessarily
Saga and Henrik themselves?
Rosenfeldt won’t shut the door but it
seems unlikely. ‘Never say never,’ he
smiles, before heading for the exit.
Back round the table? Oh brother…
Bickering brothers Simon Bird
and Tom Rosenthal share their
thoughts on ‘siblingness’ to
honour the return of C4 classic
Friday Night Dinner
TOM: Rachel Green Series 1-5.
My sibling nightmare would be…
SIMON: I always think Denise
Royle is a bit rude to poor
Antony.
TOM: Dennis and Dee Reynolds
from It’s Always Sunny
in Philadelphia.
I’d swap my
brother for…
SIMON: This is
a toss-up. Either
Ross Geller, so that
My dream sibling
I’d have a luxury
life swap…
flat in midtown
SIMON: Probably
Manhattan to
the Bluths
crash at free
from Arrested
of charge, or
Development,
Karen from
purely so I can
Outnumbered
take
part in the
.Fair swap: Friends characters
because she’s a
family chicken
stone-cold legend. .Ross Geller and Rachel Green. dance.
TOM: The Simpsons, because it
was my favourite show growing
up but also because they don’t
age and therefore won’t die.
KW
Friday Night Dinner is on C4
on Fridays at 10pm, then All4
Possibly in search of some sunshine.
And humming Hollow Talk.
The Bridge starts on BBC2 on
Friday at 9pm; series one to three
are on iPlayer now. Sofia Helin is
also supporting WaterAid’s Water
Effect campaign, wateraid.org
IT’S easy to forget that The Bridge
is a bilingual show but the Danes
speak Danish and the Swedes
Swedish. This is because the drama
is a collaboration between Danish
broadcaster DR and Sweden’s SVT.
The writers aim for an equal split
on screen. ‘Over the whole series, it
evens out,’ explains (Swedish) creator
Hans Rosenfeldt. ‘So we might turn
a Danish character into a Swede [to
balance it]. And there are a lot of
Swedish-Danish couples, far more
than in reality!’
The show’s conceit – that Danes
understand Swedes flawlessly, and
vice versa – isn’t totally true: Danish
pronunciation is trickier to follow,
claims (Danish) actor Thure Lindhardt.
‘We understand them better than
they understand us,’ he laughs.
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Puzzles
METROSCOPE
by Patrick Arundell
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
QUICK CROSSWORD
Across
Down
1. Following on a triumph I have (10)
7. A shot near the bull ring (5)
8. Writes down unsurpassed
achievements (7)
10. Smoothing things out is
urgent (8)
11. Permit is needed in Virginia (4)
13. Deeply interested, we hear, in
what the communicating spirit
did (6)
15. Substance to be of some
importance (6)
17. Here’s the tax - make a mournful
sound (4)
18. Arrest the young attendant
causing an obstruction (8)
21. Refuse to sink (7)
22. Put on a higher plane - or bring
to the ground, one hears (5)
23. Experts in personal make-up! (10)
1. Have a feeling for what is
reasonable (5)
2. Give a name to the new issue (8)
3. In danger - ran to a kind of
knight (6)
4. A hundred in established school
of opinion (4)
5. In case this is the decision (7)
6. Depressed - expired needing
inner vitality (10)
9. Descriptive of the idealistic
astronomer? (6-4)
12. Push pieces in the
fortifications (8)
14. Change in place for one with a
big bill (7)
16. Current line for racing cars (6)
19. Part of the team is sadly awry (5)
20. Some nonsense written about
one rebellion (4)
Yesterday’s solutions
Across
3.
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10.
11.
12.
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15.
18.
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provoked shock reactions around
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contender for most disturbing
news story of the year. Here’s an
attempt to look at the facts behind
the headlines.
Love In The Countryside
BBC2, 9pm
Wednesday night is date night on TV
and we kick off with a flock of suitors
eager to warm the cockles of farmer
Ed. One thing is missing from this
show, though: the smell. Cow pats
are a such a passion killer.
First Dates C4, 10pm
Would you date someone who does
the same job as you? After all, you
need a break from work chat when
you get home… bear that in mind as
boxers Jordan and Chloe spar with
each other over the dinner table.
There’s a joke about knockouts in
there somewhere but we’re out for
the count. KEITH WATSON
36 METRO Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Sport
BASEBALL
Grid penalty for Sergey
as Williams lose appeal
FORMULA ONE
Setback: Sirotkin
WILLIAMS have lost their
appeal against Sergey
Sirotkin’s grid penalty for
this weekend’s Spanish
Grand Prix.
The Russian rookie was
handed the three-place grid
drop by stewards in
Azerbaijan for an incident
with Force India’s Sergio
Perez at the start of last
month’s race in Baku.
Despite Williams citing a
number of other incidents on
the first lap, the decision was
upheld at yesterday’s hearing
which was attended by two
members of the Oxfordshirebased team, the four Baku
race stewards plus race
director Charlie Whiting.
‘The stewards decide,
unanimously, that there is no
new significant and relevant
element present which would
justify changing the decision,’
said ruling body the FIA.
Old rivals, new setting: Mookie Betts of the Red Sox (left) and Yankees star Aaron
Judge could be coming to London next year
PICTURE: GETTY
London now
has all bases
covered after
major move
by GAVIN BROWN
WEST HAM’S London Stadium will
host two Major League Baseball games
between the Boston Red Sox and New
York Yankees next year.
The former Olympic Stadium will
need re-configuring for the first MLB
regular season games to be played in
Europe. The Red Sox will act as hosts
for the games with the Yankees, their
traditional rivals, on June 29 and 30 in
front of an estimated crowd of 55,000.
London mayor Sadiq Khan launched
the London Series alongside Red Sox
owner John W Henry – who also owns
Liverpool FC – and Yankees chiefs Hal
and Jennifer Steinbrenner yesterday.
Khan said: ‘London is the sporting
capital of the world. These are the two
best baseball teams in the world.
‘It will be a fantastic two days next
year. In future years there may be many
more games in London and maybe a
baseball team permanently.’
An agreement is already in place for
MLB to return in 2020, with officials
confirming it is part of a strategy to ‘establish a long-term footprint in the city’.
Baseball follows the USA’s other two
major leagues – the NFL and NBA – in
hosting regular-season games here. The
Historic: The Steinbrenners, joint
owners of the Yankees, with Red Sox
owner Henry
Mayor says the matches will help ‘balance the books’ at a venue which still
makes big losses.
He said: ‘It can’t be right that the taxpayer is currently subsidising the London Stadium. The taxpayer contributed
hugely to the stadium being built and the
(London 2012) Olympics being the huge
success they were.
‘We have a Premier League club playing there making huge profits and taxpayers are subsidising that, and that
can’t be right.
‘So it’s very important when it’s not
the football season we try to generate
revenues that will balance the books.’
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 37
Sport
PICTURE: GETTY
TIGER USED
TO TAKE THE
MICK, SAYS
OLD FOE PHIL
Friendly fire:
Mickelson (left) and
Woods practise
together at the
Masters
CRICKET
PLAYERS claim details of the proposed
100-ball domestic competition remain ‘undecided and unclear’ but have been assured
its introduction is no forgone conclusion.
The England and Wales Cricket Board last
month caused a major surprise by saying its
new short-format, city-based competition, to
be introduced in 2020, could be a 100-ball-aside contest – with an innings of 15 six-ball
overs and one final ten-ball over.
That would deviate from the established
Twenty20 format as the ECB looks to replicate the huge success of the Indian Premier
League and Big Bash in Australia. But after
meeting the ECB yesterday, the Professional
&
The England netball star wants increased
funding for the team following their
recent and dramatic Commonwealth
Games gold medal-winning efforts.
Interview by Matthew Nash.
Has it sunk in yet that England are
Commonwealth champions?
Every time I watch it, I watch the last 30
seconds (when England snatched gold) and I
also find something different in the match each
time. It’s all still a bit of a blur to be honest but
the best feeling in the world. You’re doing it
with your best mates and sharing it with them
is the best feeling.
Have you had a chance to savour your win
over Australia in the final on the Gold Coast?
I feel like things have gone back to normal but
you do something or speak to someone and it
reminds you what we did and that it did actually
happen! It’s nice to relive it with different
people, people who had to get up at 3.30am at
home to watch us. For so many to have done
that is unbelievable.
Will you finally get more funding after
winning netball’s blue-riband event?
I keep my fingers crossed. We’ve done
everything we can and winning gold must help.
Without the funding we have, we wouldn’t be
able to do what we are doing and be full-time
athletes. We’ve been full-time for two years
now and I’d love to keep playing netball as my
job. I pray to God we do get good funding as it
would be a shame to lose the momentum that
we’ve got.
Away from sport, you’re trained as a speech
and language therapist...
I won’t be a netballer for the rest of my life so I
have this as my back-up. Before we went fulltime with England, we combined netball with
our other jobs, which is obviously very tiring.
People ask me what my job is and I say,
‘netballer’ but I do miss the speech and
language therapy. I’m starting some voluntary
work in that field alongside the netball.
Players are told new
format is no ton deal
by JOHN PAYNE
QA
with
Nat Haythornthwaite
GOLF
PHIL MICKELSON yesterday said
his younger rivals still do not
understand just how good Tiger
Woods was in his prime.
Woods, the 14-times major
champion, and Mickelson will be
playing partners for the first time
in 17 years when they go head to
head during the first two rounds of
this week’s Players Championship.
The pair’s lengthy, often bitter
rivalry has mellowed in recent
times and they even practised
together at this year’s Masters.
Mickelson said: ‘I don’t think
anybody today who wasn’t there
to witness it, and I don’t think
anybody before, will ever see that
level of play again.
‘It was the most remarkable golf
in the history of the game and, I
think, unrepeatable. I look at
2000 as being kind of the
benchmark at the US Open and
being the greatest golf I’ve ever
witnessed and I believe has ever
been played.
‘It sucked to have to play against
him. There was a stretch for a
number of years that it was so
impressive that it was hard to
imagine it was actually happening,
that he was hitting some of the
shots that he was hitting and
playing that well.
‘The guys today look back and
they say, “Come on, how much
better could he have been?” And it
goes to show you that they
weren’t there to witness it.’
Mickelson added: ‘I love we’re
paired together.
‘We haven’t been paired together
in years, and it gets me thinking,
why don’t we just bypass all the
ancillary stuff of a tournament and
just go head-to-head and just
have kind of a high-stake, winnertake-all match?
‘It will be something that would
be really fun for us to do.’
STEVEN FINN will be Middlesex’s
one-day captain should batsman
Dawid Malan be away on England duty
this summer. Left-hander Malan has
made a positive impact since joining
the international set-up last summer
and 29-year-old pace bowler Finn said:
‘I’m delighted to have been asked to
captain the side in Dawid’s absence.
Having played at Middlesex since the
age of 15 I am extremely proud to have
been given this opportunity.’
Cricketers Association said in a statement:
‘There is a huge amount of detail which remains undecided and unclear.
‘There is concern in the county dressing
rooms with the 100-ball format but the play-
ers remain open-minded and are prepared to
work with the ECB through these issues.’
PCA chairman Daryl Mitchell confirmed
he and 27 fellow professionals – including
England stars Jonny Bairstow and Tammy
Beaumont – were assured by ECB chief
executive Tom Harrison that ‘The Hundred’
is not yet signed off.
‘They were very keen to stress the 100-ball
concept is still just that,’ said Worcestershire
opener Mitchell. ‘The players are a major
stakeholder in the game, and they want our
input and thoughts.’
The competition will be contested by new
franchises centred on eight Test grounds
Lord’s and The Oval in London plus one
each in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Southampton.
Team England official
partner npower
organised for
Natalie
Haythornthwaite
to surprise
students with a
netball session
at the Ricoh
Arena, Coventry,
thanking them for
the power of
their support
during the
Commonwealth
Games.
38 METRO Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Sport
SNO OKER
FROM
THE
HORSE’S
MOUTH
RACING NEWS, VIEWS AND TOP TIPS
PICTURE: REX
Laid bare: Williams at
Monday’s infamous
Sheffield press
conference
in association with
CHARLIE CAN AVOID
A CHESTER FESTER
CHARLIE APPLEBY was out of luck
with Masar third behind Aidan O’Brien’s
Saxon Warrior in the 2,000 Guineas on
Saturday, but will hope to turn the tables
on the Irishman in today’s Chester Vase.
The Group Three contest, at 3.35, is
the highlight on the opening day of the
three-day Chester meeting.
O’Brien has won the race for the last
five years and eight times since 2007,
including with Ruler of the World in
2013, who went on to win the Derby.
But Appleby’s Ispolini has already
beaten O’Brien’s Hunting Horn once this
TIP OF THE DAY
SPOOF
3.00 CHESTER
term, with the pair finishing second and
third in the Sandown Classic Trial.
Just a length and a quarter separated
them at the line, but given Ispolini was
making his seasonal bow that day and
Hunting Horn had a previous run, you
would expect the Godolphin runner to
make greater strides for that outing.
The Dubawi colt, who will be ridden
by William Buick (pictured), should
come into his own over middle distances
4/5
Saxon Warrior for next month’s Epsom Derby after the unbeaten
colt was an impressive winner of the 2,000 Guineas on Saturday
STABLEBITES
n MUSSELBURGH has been
granted a temporary licence until
October 16, meaning the Scottish
track’s fixtures for the remainder
of the 2018 Flat season can go
ahead. The circuit’s future has
been thrown into doubt in recent
months following a dispute
between East Lothian Council and
the Lothians Racing Syndicate,
who are jointly responsible for the
management and operation.
n JEREMY NOSEDA said he was
‘shocked and surprised’ after
7/2
and his current odds for the Derby (33/1)
would likely be slashed if he does the
business here. ‘I was very pleased with
Ispolini’s seasonal debut at Sandown and
he looks to have come on for that race,’
Appleby said.
‘The step up in trip to a mile and a half
will suit and he should be competitive.’
As well as Hunting Horn, O’Brien
saddles Family Tree and Flag Of Honour
with the trio all holding Derby entries.
O’Brien said of Hunting Horn: ‘He’s a
horse that ran well in Sandown, so we’ll
see how that goes.’
owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds
removed the horses they had in
training with the Newmarket
handler. One-time Kentucky Derby
hope Gronkowski was the highestprofile Phoenix horse with Noseda,
who said: ‘I have no reason or
explanation for the decision.’
n KARL BURKE could bid for
Classic glory again after Ellthea
was left in this weekend’s French
1,000 Guineas. The trainer saddled
star filly Laurens to finish second
on Sunday in the 1,000 Guineas at
Newmarket and is not ruling out
letting Ellthea cross the Channel.
Lah Ti Dar to win the Epsom Oaks after John Gosden’s filly easily
landed the Pretty Polly Stakes in the hands of Frankie Dettori
Mark has naked
ambition to play
on into his fifties
MARK WILLIAMS now believes
he can carry on playing for many
years to come after his amazing
world title triumph at the Crucible.
Williams, who had to be talked
out of retiring by wife Joanne last
year, claimed an epic 18-16 victory
over John Higgins in a mesmerising final in Sheffield.
The 43-year-old stripped off after
his win to make good on a pledge
to go naked to his press conference
if he lifted the trophy.
Like fellow star Ronnie
O’Sullivan, who intends to play
until he is at least 50, Williams now
sees a decent future in the sport.
‘I didn’t think so but the way
things are going, yeah,’ he said.
by NICK METCALFE
‘Playing the way I’m playing, who
knows how long I can go on for?’
‘I was quitting 12 months ago in
my head. I probably shouldn’t be
winning these tournaments at 43
but I’m just going to enjoy it.’
Williams was 15-10 ahead going
into the final session, but Higgins
fought back to 15-15. The Welshman responded by winning the
‘Who else would
make the break I did
to win the title?’
Heatwave took a
slice of the final
action, says Barry
BARRY HEARN blamed the
hot weather for the dozens of
empty seats at the world final,
saying some fans preferred to
watch outside the Crucible on
the big screen.
Hearn (pictured) told
Metro: ‘There were quite a
few people, who had bought
tickets, who were sitting outside, having a lager
and pizza, having a great time. I can’t criticise
it. When it’s pouring with rain, we don’t get a
spare seat. The fact is everyone bought a ticket,
it’s not for me to say you have to sit there.’
Asked if there was a way of filling empty seats
later in sessions, Hearn said: ‘We’re looking at
experimenting with that next year.’
On a dramatic final which saw Mark
Williams edge fellow veteran John Higgins,
Hearn said: ‘Class tells. Every 40-year-old-plus
man in the country is going, “go on, that’s for
all of us”. It was a great final.’
next two frames, but missed matchball pink in the next, and saw
Higgins clear up to reduce his arrears to 17-16. Williams then made
a magnificent 69 under intense
pressure to seal a third world title.
‘Look at the pink I missed to win
the match – who else would then
make the break I did to win the
championship? Maybe John Higgins, but he’s probably the only
one. Would Stephen Hendry or
Ronnie O’Sullivan have done that?
I don’t think so,’ he added.
Williams said following his
unlikely strip that he would be willing to go one step further if he wins
the title again in 2019. ‘I’d cartwheel round here naked,’ he said.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 39
RU G B Y U N I O N
Sport
EDDIE DOUBT OVER DYLAN
PICTURE: AFP/GETTY
EDDIE JONES has admitted he is
unsure whether Dylan Hartley will
play for England again.
Hooker Hartley, 32, will miss this
summer’s tour to South Africa as he
is recovering from concussion.
The England captain has not played
since the Six Nations loss to Ireland
on March 17. It is the third significant
concussion Hartley has suffered.
Head coach Jones told Sky Sports:
‘You never know – nature decides
when the player can come back. He
just needs to wait and see. If he’s
Upwardly mobile:
Wellens wins the
Giro’s fourth stage
FROOME OFF THE PACE AGAIN
CYCLING
CHRIS FROOME fell further
behind the leaders as Belgium’s
Tim Wellens won the hilly fourth
stage of the Giro d’Italia.
Team Sky leader Froome
finished 23 seconds behind Lotto
rider Wellens as the race reached
Italian soil yesterday following
three stages in Israel. He is now
57 seconds behind Australian
Rohan Dennis, who held on to the
leader’s pink jersey following the
202km stage from Catania to
Caltagirone in Sicily.
Defending champion Tom
Dumoulin is second and Britain’s
Simon Yates up to third overall.
S P O RT I N B R I E F
Brit Edmund
sets up clash
with Novak
17
Of the world’s top 30 will compete at
Queen’s next month in the strongest lineup in the tournament’s 128-year history. World
No.1 Rafael Nadal is one of six top-ten players to
have signed up. Andy Murray (pictured) is also set
to play if he is recovered from his hip injury
TENNIS
KYLE EDMUND will
play Novak Djokovic
in the second round
of the Madrid Open
after beating Daniil
Medvedev 6-4, 6-0.
Edmund saved five
break points in the
first set, before taking
it in 52 minutes.
The second set took
only 25 minutes as
the world No.22 set
up a meeting with the
Serbian great.
Gatland doubling up
with Hill and Jenkins
Paine to take one-day
reins for England tour
RUGBY UNION
DRAGONS lock Cory Hill and Cardiff
Blues flanker Ellis Jenkins have
been named as co-captains for
Wales’ Test matches against South
Africa and Argentina next month.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland
has rested all but two players –
George North and Ross Moriarty –
who were original British & Irish
Lions selections in New Zealand
last summer. Blues scrum-half is
the only uncapped player named.
CRICKET
NEW Test skipper Tim Paine will
captain Australia’s one-day
international team on their tour of
England next month. Cricket
Australia’s Trevor Hohns said: ‘A
decision on a permanent one-day
captain will be made in due course.’
■ DURHAM will have Mark Wood
available for selection after the
England international was given
permission to leave IPL side
Chennai Super Kings early.
by DAVE FILMER
right to play, he’ll play. If he doesn’t
come back, he’ll be remembered as
the most successful captain England’s ever had.
‘It’s extraordinary what he’s done
for this country and it’s extraordinary
the criticism he attracts.’
Jones has also confirmed he will
beef up his coaching staff in a bid to
revive England’s fortunes on this
summer’s tour to South Africa.
After losing their final three match-
es to finish fifth in the Six Nations,
Jones is to draft in an attack coach,
having been without one since Rory
Teague left for Bordeaux a year ago.
‘Certainly we need to bring in another coach to help with the attack,’
he said. ‘We are looking to take another coach on tour and I’ve got the
right person for this tour. It’s someone I have worked with before.’
That could mean ex-Australia player Glen Ella or Worcester’s Sam Vesty, who is to join Northampton. Both
have helped Jones in the past.
40 METRO Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Sport
FO OTBALL
Present remains tense as
Conte ducks future talk
by MATTHEW NASH
League last term and having signed
an improved contract, Conte missed
out on transfer targets and has cut a
sometimes frustrated figure.
‘My answer is always the same,’
he said when asked if tonight’s match
would be his last in the home dugout.
‘I’m very focused on the present, to
do the job in the best way for the
players and the fans.’
Chelsea, who still have the FA Cup
final against Manchester United to
come a week on Saturday, are outsiders in the race for a top-four spot.
Conte’s men trail fourth-placed
Tottenham by two points with two
games left for each. He admitted the
campaign had been far from ideal.
‘There is a bit of disappointment because this season we dropped many
points in a stupid way,’ he added.
‘Now there is not time to regret.’
Alvaro Morata could play tonight
after missing Sunday’s win over Liverpool with injury. The striker has
struggled for much of the campaign
and Conte said: ‘This was a difficult
season, but not only for Morata.’
GOMEZ ‘GUTTED’ AS ANKLE
SURGERY RULES HIM OUT
PICTURE: GETTY
Tough campaign: Chelsea manager Conte
ANTONIO CONTE dodged questions about his Chelsea future ahead
of tonight’s game with Huddersfield,
which could be his final match at
Stamford Bridge as Blues boss.
Speculation has long been rife the
Italian’s tenure will come to an end
this summer after an unhappy season
for the deposed champions.
Despite winning the Premier
LIVERPOOL defender Joe
Gomez admits he is
‘gutted’ after an ankle
operation ruled him out
of the Champions
League final and this
summer’s World Cup
with England.
The 20-year-old (left)
has had surgery to
correct a problem he
suffered on international
duty with England
during the friendly with
Holland in March.
Late last month Gomez
admitted he had
probably returned too
early and after looking
short of form in draws
against West Brom and
Stoke, the decision was
made to take medical
intervention now.
‘Gutted to confirm my
season for both club and
country is over having
undergone successful
ankle surgery,’ Gomez
wrote on Instagram.
‘Been a tough few
weeks trying everything
possible to be available
on the pitch to help the
team. I’m going to do all
I can to get back and be
in the best possible
shape for pre-season.
‘The focus now is to
support the team in the
two biggest games of
the season. Thank you
for all your support.’
Zidane: Ron will be final fit
REAL Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane
says Cristiano Ronaldo will have
recovered from his ankle injury in
time to face Liverpool in the
Champions League final later
this month.
The club’s all-time record
goalscorer was replaced at
half-time during Sunday’s
2-2 Clasico draw with
Barcelona after being
injured while scoring
Madrid’s first equaliser.
Real have not said how long they
expect the Portugal star to be out for
but Zidane says Ronaldo (pictured)
and fellow walking wounded Isco and
Dani Carvajal will be fine to face the
Reds in Kiev on May 26. ‘They are
all going to arrive at the Champions
League final,’ said Zidane.
‘The worst is Cristiano,
because it’s just happened,
but he’s fine.
‘Isco will train with us
normally and Carvajal
has a little way to go, but
he is working well.’
Asked if Ronaldo will
play before the final – Real
also have games against Sevilla,
Celta Vigo and Villarreal – Zidane
said: ‘It’s incredible that he’s already
walking after 48 hours. It’s a sprain,
but there’s not damage to the fibula.
The ankle is stable.’
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 41
FO OTBALL
Sport
PICTURE: GETTY
THE TIPSTER
Nervous night
for London pair
in top-four race
@tipstermetro
11/10
Arsenal striker
Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
(pictured) can score
at Leicester tonight
(Betway). The
Gunners are evens
to win with Betfair
THREE sets of nervous supporters.
Two clubs desperate to win and
boost their prospects of a top-four
finish. One night of outstanding
Premier League action.
Chelsea and Tottenham both need
maximum points from their games
past, and although they should win
in hand on Liverpool to crank
the game, this could be a tense
up the heat on the Reds.
one, and under 2.5 goals is
Chelsea host
2/1 with William Hill.
Huddersfield, who are
Tottenham have gone
not yet safe despite
cold at the worst moment,
Under 3.5 goals
Sunday’s 0-0 draw at
winning once in their last
Manchester City. The
Manchester City v four games, and there
Blues are 7/10 with Coral
Brighton (Bet
have been fewer than
to lead HT/FT and make it
Victor)
three goals in their last
five league wins in a row.
three top-flight fixtures.
Spurs welcome Newcastle,
None of the Magpies’ last eight
who have given them trouble in the games have seen four goals scored.
20/23
■ RAFAEL NADAL, he of the Atletico shirt storm, will let his tennis do the
talking in Madrid – he is 4/6 (Betway) to best Gael Monfils by over 5.5 games.
On the sidelines: Arsenal star Ozil has missed the last five Premier League games
Wenger backing
Ozil but German’s
season looks over
by DAVE FILMER
£22k
ARSENE WENGER insists Mesut
Ozil’s injury problems are genuine
amid reports some Arsenal teammates are fed up with the number
of games the German misses with
minor knocks and ailments.
Wenger says the playmaker’s
back problem is real and is likely to
keep him out of the last two games
of the season, dismissing suggestions Ozil was hand-picking which
matches he plays, after suggestions
unnamed players have had enough
of his ‘prima-donna’ attitude.
Ozil’s health issues – Wenger
‘When he’s injured,
he’s injured. He
wanted to play’
reported ‘trouble with his immune
system’ in February – are not
expected to keep him out of Germany’s World Cup campaign.
The £350,000-a-week midfielder,
who has played 35 times this term,
has not featured in the Premier
League since April 1 as Wenger prioritised the Europa League.
Ozil played in last Thursday’s
semi-final, second-leg defeat to
Atletico Madrid before missing
Sunday’s 5-0 drubbing of Burnley
in Wenger’s final home match.
He will also sit out tonight’s trip
to Leicester. Wenger said: ‘I think
it’s highly unlikely that he will play
Fine for Russia’s
Football Union for
‘discriminatory
chants’ by
supporters during
the March friendly
against France,
who saw their
black players
targeted. Fifa
says the fine
reflects ‘the
limited number of
fans involved’ in
St Petersburg
Laurent out of World Cup
LAURENT KOSCIELNY is
‘devastated’ he must miss
the World Cup after surgery
on a ruptured Achilles, which
will keep him on the sidelines
for around six months.
The 32-year-old France
defender was stretchered off
(pictured) early in Arsenal’s
Europa League semi-final
again before the end of the season
because he doesn’t train.
‘When he’s injured, he’s injured.
It looks like that (picking and choosing games) sometimes when a player can overcome the pain for one
game, but then after that there’s a
recurrence of inflammation. That’s
defeat to Atletico Madrid last
week. Gunners boss Arsene
Wenger said: ‘(He) is of
course devastated. He will be
out for six months.
‘It’s certainly the final year
he would play for the
national team but you never
know. He now misses the
World Cup as well.’
what happened. He wanted to play
on Sunday. But he’s injured.’
Wenger has ruled out a return for
Santi Cazorla this season, saying it
is ‘too much of a risk’. Cazorla is
back in training but has not played
since October 2016, having had 11
operations on his Achilles.
42 METRO Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Sport
F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E
MARCO LIFTS SAINTS TO BR
Premier League
(C) Man City
Man Utd
Liverpool
Tottenham
Chelsea
Arsenal
Burnley
Everton
Leicester
Newcastle
Crystal Palace
Bournemouth
Watford
Brighton
West Ham
Southampton
Huddersfield
Swansea
(R) West Brom
(R) Stoke
P
36
36
37
36
36
36
37
37
36
36
37
37
37
36
36
37
36
37
37
37
W
30
24
20
21
21
18
14
13
11
11
10
10
11
9
9
7
9
8
6
6
D
4
5
12
8
6
6
12
10
11
8
11
11
8
13
11
15
9
9
13
12
L
2
7
5
7
9
12
11
14
14
17
16
16
18
14
16
15
18
20
18
19
F
102
67
80
68
61
72
35
43
49
36
43
43
44
33
45
37
27
27
31
33
A
26
28
38
32
34
48
37
55
54
46
55
60
63
47
67
55
56
54
54
67
Pts
94
77
72
71
69
60
54
49
44
41
41
41
41
40
38
36
36
33
31
30
Relief: Southampton boss Hughes celebrates with players and staff
MARK HUGHES has never been relegated
as manager or player and the Southampton
boss is set to preserve that record after
substitute Manolo Gabbiadini’s priceless
winner in Wales last night,
In a gritty and tense relegation six-pointer,
Gabbiadini struck from close range after 72
minutes, soon after coming off the bench.
His goal sent Saints up to 16th, left Swansea, now without a win in eight Premier
League games, staring at the drop and
condemned West Brom to relegation.
Fate, it seemed, dealt Hughes a kind hand,
especially after he had complained of dirty
tricks when his team had been forced to
switch hotels, and then walk the last leg of
their journey to the Liberty Stadium.
A head injury to Jan Bednarek, accidentally struck by his own keeper Alex McCarthy, forced Hughes into a change, throwing
Swansea
0
Southampton
1
Gabbiadini 72
by JUSTIN PALMER
on Gabbiadini. The Italian, who has
endured a disappointing season, responded
by firing home after Lukasz Fabianski had
blocked Charlie Austin’s strike.
Austin had been the most likely player to
break the deadlock, forcing Fabianski into
three smart saves before Gabbiadini struck.
Swans, despite plenty of possession, carried little threat until Jordan Ayew forced
McCarthy to tip over soon after the restart
and the hosts, despite six minutes of
stoppage time, could not find an equaliser.
FO OTBALL IN BRIEF
Staying up will be like Town
winning title, says Wagner
DAVID WAGNER has revealed
it would feel like winning the
Premier League title if
Huddersfield were to survive
in the top flight this season.
The Terriers visit Chelsea
tonight in their penultimate
game of the campaign three
points above the drop zone
but still desperate for points
to stave off relegation.
They boosted their chances
on Sunday by becoming the
first side this season to keep
a clean sheet in the league at
champions Manchester City.
‘If we stay up it will be like
we have won the title,’ said
Wagner, who confirmed Tom
Ince will be available for
selection at Stamford Bridge.
‘For me, and for us as a club,
to secure our status, I’ve said
this before, is for me bigger
than the achievement of
promotion last season and
this means it will feel like
we’ve won the league.
SAM ALLARDYCE
has dismissed
suggestions Wayne
Rooney is unhappy at
Everton. Asked
whether he wanted
the 32-year-old (left)
to stay, the Toffees
boss said: ‘Yes. It
would be massive for
him to want leave
Everton. I’ve not had
a problem from day
one with Wayne – he
wants to play well like
everyone else.’
Rafa keen to offer permanent home to Toon pair
NEWCASTLE boss Rafael Benitez is
keen to wrap up permanent deals for
Martin Dubravka and Kenedy despite
his own future remaining undecided.
The 58-year-old, who is preparing to
enter the final year of his contract, is
keen to exercise an option on Sparta
Prague goalkeeper Dubravka and
bring in Chelsea winger Kenedy.
Benitez (left) said: ‘Kenedy is a player
we like and we’ll talk with Chelsea.
‘Dubravka is an easy one, we are
happy with him, so we will see.’
Meanwhile, on-loan Islam Slimani
has returned to Leicester having
played just 130 minutes for Newcastle
since January before a three-match
ban ended his season prematurely.
Technology is keeping an eye on the prize
GOAL-LINE technology will be
used in all play-off games this
month, the English Football
League has announced.
The Hawkeye technology will
be used in the Championship,
League One and League Two
end-of-season showpieces,
having been deployed in the
regular Championship campaign.
EFL chief executive Shaun
Harvey said: ‘We are aware of
the difficult decisions facing
match officials and welcome the
impact the technology is having
to help make the right calls.’
T H E Y S A I D I T. . .
‘A meeting took place between the club’s
management and the managers but there were
irreconcilable differences around personal terms
relating to contract length and performancerelated matters.’
Salford, part owned by the ‘Class of 92’, reveal bosses Anthony Johnson
and Bernard Morley, who secured National League football, have left
Bradford and Grayson go separate ways
SIMON GRAYSON yesterday left his role as boss of
League One Bradford after three wins in 14 games.
The former Sunderland boss (pictured), who took
charge of the Bantams in February, has decided
against extending his short-term contract but said:
‘This was an extremely difficult decision.’
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 METRO 43
F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E
CONSOLATION
FOR DARREN
INK OF SAFETY
WEST BROM caretaker boss
Darren Moore has been named
Premier League manager of the
month after an unbeaten April,
despite their relegation last
night being confirmed.
Moore (pictured) led West
Brom to two victories and two
draws after replacing Alan
Pardew last month, followed by
Saturday’s win over Tottenham.
FIXTURES
RESULTS
Premier League
Swansea....................0 Southampton .............1
Lifeline:
Gabbiadini fires
past Fabianski
from close
range
PICTURE: GETTY
PEP: LET’S
GO GAGA
FOR YAYA
PEP GUARDIOLA expects
Manchester City to give Yaya
Toure a big send-off at the
Etihad Stadium tonight.
Toure is set to make his final
appearance for the newlycrowned champions for the
visit of Brighton.
The midfielder (pictured)
has been influential in City’s
rise since joining the club
from Barcelona in 2010.
‘It is big,’ City boss Guardiola
said of the occasion. ‘Football
players make clubs bigger
and bigger. Without doubt he
was, and is, one of the most
important players in the
whole history of this club.
‘He helped the club make a
step forward. Hopefully we
can make a game for Yaya.’
Sport
Ladbrokes Scottish Premier
Aberdeen....................1
Hamilton.....................1
Partick........................0
Ross County .............0
Rangers .......................1
St Johnstone ..............2
Motherwell ..................1
Dundee ........................1
Women’s Super League 1
Liverpool ....................1 Man City..................... 0
(7.45pm unless stated)
Premier League
Chelsea v Huddersfield ...........................................................TV
Sky Sports Premier League/Main Event
Leicester v Arsenal .......................................................................
Man City v Brighton ........................................................... (8pm)
Tottenham v Newcastle ..................................................... (8pm)
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Celtic v Kilmarnock .......................................................................
Hearts v Hibernian ...................................................................TV
BT Sport 1
Women’s Super League 1
Chelsea v Birmingham .......................................................(7pm)
Everton v Yeovil ...................................................................(7pm)
We should be proud of
where we are, says Poch
by MATTHEW NASH
TOTTENHAM manager Mauricio
Pochettino is pleased his side still
have their Champions League
aspirations in their own hands.
Spurs are just two points ahead of
fifth-placed Chelsea going into the
final two games of the season, the
first of which sees Newcastle visit
Wembley tonight.
But Pochettino’s men are limping
over the line, having been ten points
clear of their London rivals at the
start of April, with Saturday’s defeat to West Brom making it nervy.
The Argentine says his side remain in pole position to qualify for
Europe’s elite. ‘We are there, competing, trying to succeed, pushing
hard, working hard, and I think to
have the option or have it in your
hands to be third, it’s an ideal situation for us and we need to enjoy
Looking on
the bright
side:
Pochettino
that, and be focused now on competing and trying to win,’ he said.
Spurs may have finished without
silverware again but Pochettino still
described their campaign as ‘amazing’. ‘Last season at White Hart
Lane we played 19 games in the
Premier League and we won 17 and
drew twice,’ he added. ‘You finish
second in the league, you move to
Wembley and there’s a lot of fears
because the Champions League
[there last year] wasn’t great.
‘If you analyse all in context I
think it’s an amazing season – to
have the possibility with two games
left to finish third, I think it’s
massively successful.’
SWANSEA
0
SOUTHAMPTON 1
@metrosportHQ
Staying power:
Gabbiadini (left)
celebrates with
Charlie Austin after
his vital goal at the
Liberty Stadium
THE BOTTOM FIVE
SOUTHAMPTON
HUDDERSFIELD
SWANSEA
(R) WEST BROM
(R) STOKE
37
36
37
37
37
7
9
8
6
6
15
9
9
13
12
15
18
20
18
19
37
27
27
31
33
55 36
56 36
54 33
54 31
67 30
GIFT OF THE
GAB
SOUTHAMPTON took a giant step towards
Premier League safety with a 1-0 victory
over relegation rivals Swansea at the Liberty
Stadium last night and in doing so condemned West Brom to the Championship.
Substitute Manolo Gabbiadini scrambled
the ball home on 72 minutes to lift Saints
above Huddersfield, who play Chelsea
tonight, and leave Southampton needing just
by JACK FOX
a point from their final game, at home to
Manchester City on Sunday, to guarantee
top-flight football again for another season.
In reality, their hugely superior goal difference should be enough to keep them up.
Swansea, however, will now need to beat
Stoke at home and hope other results go
Vital strike lifts Saints and
leaves Swans on the brink
their way. It was the hosts who had the better of the first half. Sam Clucas came closest
to an opener with a header from Andy King’s
cross that went just wide of the far post.
At the other end Charlie Austin was twice
denied by Swans goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. Jordan Ayew forced Alex McCarthy into
an excellent save shortly after the restart,
before Gabbiadini broke the deadlock soon
after coming off the bench. Austin was again
kept out by Fabianski only for the rebound
to fall to Gabbiadini to bundle home.
Mark Hughes, whose Saints side host
Manchester City on Sunday, said: ‘We got
ourselves into the position we wanted to be
going into that game.’
Report: Pages 42-43 »
PICTURE: GETTY
RUGBY UNION JONES HAS DOUBTS OVER HARTLEY FUTURE Page 39 »
Name successor soon, Wenger urges Arsenal
ARSENE WENGER has called on
Arsenal to appoint his successor as
soon as possible – and revealed his
surprise at the number of job offers
he has had since it was announced
he was leaving the club.
The Frenchman will step down
after Sunday’s trip to Huddersfield,
with Juventus coach Massimiliano
Allegri reportedly now the first
choice of the Gunners board as his
replacement. ‘I think the earlier, the
better,’ Wenger said, when asked if
an appointment should be made
ahead of the World Cup.
‘People want hope and they need
as well to prepare for the next
season. I must say the squad doesn’t
need much, because there’s a huge
potential in there.
‘It needs two or three additions
and this team will compete for the
championship next year.’
Pushed on whether he would
approve of either Allegri or another
name linked with the post, former
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique,
Wenger added: ‘I know these guys
are very competent and all good
names. I will be like every Arsenal
fan, I will wait until they’ve made a
decision and then afterwards
support the guy in doing well.’
Wenger, 68, who will leave after
almost 22 years at the helm, has
maintained he will take a break
from football before deciding on his
next move but revealed he has not
been short of suitors since last
month’s surprise announcement.
Asked if he had received any
offers, Wenger replied: ‘Yes, more
than I expected!
‘I want to work well until the last
day of my contract and then after, I
will rest a little and go from there.’
Ozil injuries ‘genuine’: Page 41 »
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