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Daily Express – May 16, 2018

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MEGHAN Markle’s father will
not be attending the royal
wedding as he is due to undergo
major heart surgery today.
Thomas Markle will be unable to
attend St George’s Chapel on Saturday
due to the emergency operation, which
follows a heart attack last week.
Mr Markle said yesterday: “They
[doctors] will go in and clear blockage,
repair damage and put a stent where it is
needed.”
The surgery is due to take place today at
7.30am local time.
According to entertainment website
TMZ, Mr Markle checked himself into
hospital yesterday and a battery of tests
determined he needed surgery.
The news caps off a tumultuous 48 hours
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in which Meghan’s father first ruled himself out of attending the Royal nuptials
and then publicly changed his mind.
Kensington Palace last night refused to
comment on the latest development.
A day after declaring he would not
attend the royal wedding, Mr Markle, 73,
had insisted he hoped to be at St George’s
Chapel on Saturday after all.
He had said: “I hate the idea of missing
one of the great moments in history and
walking my daughter down the aisle.
“This is a historic moment. I’d like to be
a part of history.”
He had said he desperately wanted to be
by Meghan’s side as a scandal raged over
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A young Meghan Markle with her father Thomas who was to have walked her down the aisle
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HOPES of an end to the decade-long
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incomes freeze were boosted by ecofallen to 4.2 per cent, the lowest level
nomic data yesterday.
Official figures showed wages in the since 1975. A total of 1.42 million people were jobless but seeking work,
UK have risen by 2.9 per cent over the
past year, while the employment rate 46,000 fewer than for October to
December 2017, and 116,000 fewer
has surged to a new record high.
than a year earlier.
The Office for National Statistics
But the UK economy’s
confirmed that weekly earnproductivity fell by 0.5 per
ings,
excluding
bonuses,
cent during the first three
increased by 0.4 per cent
months in this year, raising
above the Consumer Price
concerns that the jobs boom
Index measure of inflation
is failing to create a signifiover the past 12 months.
cant increase in output.
A total of 32,340,000 people
There was also a slight fall
were employed in the three
of 28,000 in the number of
months to the end of March,
EU nationals working in the
up by 396,000 on a year earUK in the past year, down to
lier. It means that 75.6 per
cent of the workforce now Philip Hammond 2.29 million.
But campaigners for lower
have jobs, the highest since
net migration to the UK warned that
records began in 1971.
Chancellor Philip Hammond said: this did not signal a mass exit of European migrants after the Brexit vote.
“Growth in real wages means that
Lord Green of Deddington, chairpeople are starting to feel the benefit
man of Migration Watch UK, said:
of more money in their pockets. Now
“These new labour force figures disthe focus has to be on ensuring that
wages keep rising faster than infla- pose of any claim of a Brexodus.
“Workers born in the EU, at 2.37miltion, so living standards increase.”
lion, are 155,000 higher than in the
Yesterday’s figures also showed
same quarter before the referendum.”
that Britain’s unemployment rate has
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BRITAIN can face the future with
confidence. It has the brains, talent and
ambition to outperform its neighbours.
Our science, research and digital
industries lead the field.
The best-trained labour force is built
by developing skills with their
knowledge base. That is the proven
way to a high-productivity, high-value,
high-skill economy. So how can the UK
match our competitors with the higher
productivity that grows the economy?
One general trend stands out. Other
G7 countries have a higher proportion
of high-value, high-skill jobs in their
labour market. By contrast the UK has
the largest proportion of low-skilled
workers in the OECD (except Spain).
Germany combines education and
training to the envy of the world.
France helps the best and brightest
to win places in elite training
academies for technology, engineering,
finance and other professions.
By contrast, the UK’s education
system has been the victim of a “class
war”. As the numbers of technical and
grammar schools dwindled to the
detriment of a high-skill, high-value
labour force, the labour market lagged
behind Germany and France. Though
many industries did well, they did so
despite the system, not because of it.
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MORE than 60 legal immigrants from
the Windrush generation could have
been wrongly sent back to the Caribbean, Home Secretary Sajid Javid
revealed yesterday.
The figures emerged after a search
through some 8,000 removal records
dating back to 2002.
The investigation was part of tackling
the scandal of people arriving legally
before 1973, who more recently have
been told to leave or been denied jobs,
healthcare and homes because they do
not have documents proving their right
to live in Britain.
Mr Javid told the Commons’ Home
Affairs Committee that officials had so
far found 63 people who may have
arrived from the Caribbean before 1973
– the cut-off date for residence rights –
who had been made to leave.
The figures were not yet finalised, but
32 so far were foreign offenders that
would have gone through legal processes before being deported.
He added: “If they feel they have been
wrongly deported, it is up to them to try
to do something about it.”
But the Government would “proactively” seek to contact the other 31.
All but one left the UK “voluntarily”
after being told to leave, he said.
The Home Office would work with
their governments to track them down
and ask if they wanted their cases reexamined. And he emphasised the fig-
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ures for potential wrongful deportations
were not final and could yet change.
Figures released in documents provided to the Home Affairs Committee
showed that a dedicated helpline set up
after the Windrush furore erupted has
received more than 11,500 calls.
Of those, nearly 5,000 were identified
as possible Windrush cases and referred
to specialist caseworkers.
Mr Javid denied there was a “systemic” problem in the Home Office, but
acknowledged that in Windrush cases
people had faced “too large a burden” in
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proving long-term residency. He questioned whether it was “common sense”
to be required to provide documents
dating back from every year they had
been in the UK.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who like
Mr Javid is the son of a bus driver from
Pakistan, tweeted: “Shocked. Government must urgently provide answers on
exactly how many people have been
affected and what action is being taken
to right this wrong.” Earlier Mr Javid
said civil servants’ bonuses should not
be linked to numbers of deportations.
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Daily Express Wednesday May 16 2018
Golly! Dolly’s sister on MasterChef
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Former S Club 8 member rose to
fame with The Saturdays. She is
married to football star Wayne
Singer, actress and dancer who
had musical success from 1960s
and appeared in Carry On films
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Has had successful career as
actor, comic and singer. Dad of
pop star Lily and actor Alfie
Best known as lead singer of
band T’Pau which had 1980s hits
including China In Your Hand
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and Dolly,
above, and
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Essex in 2010, went on to Celeb
Big Brother and I’m A Celebrity...
SINGER Dolly Parton’s sister Stella is
set to compete in this year’s Celebrity
MasterChef, it has emerged.
Stella, 69, a singer and songwriter like
her more famous 72-year-old sibling, has
been confirmed as one of 20 stars battling
it out in the BBC One kitchen.
Also in the line-up are actor Keith Allen,
former Made In Chelsea’s Spencer
Matthews and England cricketer Monty
Panesar, who crashed out of Dancing On
Ice after injuring himself.
They will be joined by former Holby City
and Strictly star Chizzy Akudolu, ex-The Bill
actor Lisa Maxwell and EastEnders’ John
Partridge.
Hoping for culinary success too will be
TV presenters Michelle Ackerley and Jean
Johansson, social entrepreneur Jay Blades
and comedian Zoe Lyons. Former rugby
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The Bill, then turned to soap roles
in EastEnders and Hollyoaks
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union star Martin Bayfield, world champion
Paralympian Stefanie Reid, Union J’s Josh
Cuthbert, radio presenter Clara Amfo and
singers Carol Decker and Anita Harris are
also in the mix.
Completing the line-up are former Strictly
contestant Frankie Bridge of The
Saturdays, Strictly pro dancer AJ Pritchard
and Towie’s Gemma Collins.
Gemma will be hoping for better success
than her 2014 appearance in the I’m A
Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! jungle,
which saw her leave the show after just
three days.
The MasterChef battle will be fought out
over six weeks and 12 episodes.
BBC commissioning editor Carla-Maria
Lawson said: “Celebrity MasterChef is a
real treat in our summer schedule. This
series features a wonderfully diverse
line-up of celebrities donning the
iconic aprons.
“They’re out of their comfort zones but
determined to make their mark in the
MasterChef kitchen.
“Along the way, viewers can expect high
drama served alongside some great food.”
During the first four weeks of heats,
groups of five celebs will compete in the
Mystery Box Challenge and have to cook in
a professional restaurant kitchen.
Following that external adventure they
will have to design a two-dish menu and
serve it up to judges Gregg Wallace and
John Torode. One contestant will be sent
home after each episode.
The four remaining celebrities will have
to return the following evening to face a trio
of tasks including the newly-introduced
Pairs Challenge, which involves them being
split into teams of two.
Each team will cook the same dish but
members will be separated by a wall so
instructions have to be served up vocally
to ensure their dishes are identical.
The contestants will also take on the
Catering Challenge and cook for the
winners of previous series to secure a
place in the semi-final.
The final itself will be a 90-minute
episode featuring the last three celebrities.
TV and radio presenter Angellica Bell was
crowned the winner of the 2017 series.
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Wedding turmoil as Meghan’s
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THE Duke of Cambridge yesterday praised
the community spirit of those affected by
the Manchester bombing and the Grenfell
Tower fire.
William joined volunteers rebuilding the
Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club, which
was destroyed in the west London blaze.
As he got to work painting the walls, he
was filmed for the BBC programme DIY
SOS, which is rebuilding the club and
creating a new community centre.
The Duke said: “Grenfell and Manchester
have been competing as to who has the
most community spirit, because after the
terror attack in Manchester I’ve never
known anything like it. They were amazing,
they came together.
“I saw the same thing with Grenfell.
“It makes you very proud that, through
something so tragic and traumatic, people
come together like they do and try and help
each other out.”
Volunteer Jason Garcia Urbano, whose
cousin 12-year-old Jessica Urbano Ramirez,
was killed in the fire, was one of those who
chatted to the royal visitor.
He said: “The Duke was calling it a bit of a
competition, seeing who’s getting the most
support. I think it’s great, in two terrible
circumstances people are coming together
to help one another.”
William was joined by DIY SOS presenter
Nick Knowles, who visited the Grenfell site
soon after the blaze to see if the programme
could help.
Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club was
founded 60 years ago and had been based
in Grenfell Tower since 1999.
Over the years, it has nurtured 200
Amateur Boxing Association champions.
This is the second time the Duke has
appeared on DIY SOS, having worked with
Prince Harry to help the crew to convert
homes in Manchester for military veterans.
Progress report...Nick Knowles and the Duke
staged paparazzi pictures. Mr
Markle said his 36-year-old
daughter, a former star of
the US television legal drama
Suits, had tried to ring him on
Monday night but he had missed
the call.
She then sent a text, telling
him she loved him and was
worried about his health.
Mr Markle is a former
Hollywood lighting technician
who moved to Mexico after he
was declared bankrupt two
years ago.
He told the TMZ showbusiness website yesterday that he
was currently in hospital where
he was undergoing a series of
tests for chest pains.
He claimed to have suffered
a heart attack on Tuesday
last week, although he was seen
driving to San Diego the following day.
Mr Markle, who split from
Meghan’s
mother,
Doria
Ragland, 61, when his daughter
was six, said Meghan harboured
no ill feelings towards him
for making a deal with a
paparazzi agency to stage
photographs of him preparing
for the wedding.
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They showed him apparently
being measured for a wedding
suit, reading a book about
Britain and studying a website
screen with pictures of Meghan
and Harry on it.
Mr Markle dismissed recent
claims that the Queen was upset
with him.
He said: “I don’t think the
Queen is thinking about what
I’m doing.”
And he said he would risk his
health to fly to Britain if doctors
decided they would let him leave
the hospital.
He suggested he had asked to
leave hospital today, giving him
three days to get to England by
the eve of the wedding. But he
had said doctors had not made
a decision about whether his
health was strong enough.
Kensington Palace officials
declined to comment on Mr
Markle’s change of mind.
They also refused to say
why Prince Harry, 33, and his
bride have not been to see
her father during the lengthy
run-up to the wedding.
Palace officials say that Harry,
sixth in line to the throne, had
spoken several times to his
future father-in-law on the
phone.
But he has still not met him in
the flesh with the wedding only
four days away.
If Mr Markle does not make
the ceremony, Meghan’s mother
Meghan’s mother Doria was still in LA on Monday
is likely to be asked to walk the
actress down the aisle.
Samantha Markle, Meghan’s
half-sister from an earlier
marriage, said that she hoped
her father would be able to
make the wedding.
But she insisted he had been
under “an unbelievable amount
of stress”.
She blamed media intrusion
but was not clear whether
doctors had actually diagnosed
a heart attack.
“As far as whether or not he
Father Thomas Markle wants to attend wedding
has had a heart attack, people
have had heart attacks they
didn’t know they’d had until
they had an ECG (electrocardiogram),” she said.
“They’re not always that
loud. They’re not always that
dramatic. For him that was the
case.”
She told ITV’s Good Morning
Britain: “He was living a very
quiet peaceful life, not as a
recluse. He’s a very intelligent
man, he’s been gregarious and
worked in entertainment for 40
years. He had spoken with the
press and was doing just that.
“But when he called me panicking on the freeway because
he’s in a dangerous situation
being followed by seven or
eight cars, I think there have
been examples in history of how
dangerous that can be.
“So he was so stressed out
they rented the house next
to him in Mexico, four or five
of them. He can’t open his
blinds, he can’t go anywhere
without being followed and
Diana biographer Morton ‘in hospital with stroke’
ROYAL biographer Andrew Morton was
taken to hospital yesterday after suffering a
suspected stroke while giving a speech.
Mr Morton collapsed in his chair just five
minutes in to a talk at a literary lunch in
London, organised by The Oldie magazine.
The 65-year-old told the shocked audience
at Simpson’s In The Strand: “I’m sorry, I
can’t go on.”
He then quickly left the room and an
ambulance was called. He is understood
to be receiving treatment at the nearby
University College Hospital.
Mr Morton, whose latest book is Meghan:
A Hollywood Princess, was due to help
present ABC’s coverage of the royal wedding
this weekend. A source said: “He forgot
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what he was saying, was sweating and
started to sway.
“He ended up getting carted off from The
Strand in the back of an ambulance. People
are saying it’s a suspected stroke.”
A spokeswoman for Mr Morton’s
publisher Michael O’Mara Books
said: “He became unwell this
afternoon and was taken to hospital
as a precautionary measure.”
Mr Morton had been due to
talk about his book on Meghan
at Waterstones in Chelsea last night.
However, the store tweeted: “Due
to unforeseen circumstances
we have been forced to cancel the Andrew
Morton event this evening. Please accept
our sincerest apologies. We are offering
refunds to all ticketholders so do pop in.
Many thanks.”
Mr Morton made his name writing Diana:
Her True Story, which was revised after
her 1997 death in a car crash.
Mr Morton has also penned other
books on William and Kate, Monica
Lewinsky and the Beckhams.
In 2012, while on honeymoon in
South Africa, Mr Morton was seriously
injured in a car accident in which a
woman and baby died.
Author Andrew Morton
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MEGHAN Markle’s father
should have been brought on
board earlier but the main
problem was that she comes
from a dysfunctional family.
It was easy to point the
finger at Prince Harry and
Kensington Palace and ask
why they had not done more
to support Thomas Markle.
Mr Markle will now miss
the wedding as he is having
major heart surgery today.
Inevitably people are going
to ask why Harry had not met
his future father-in-law or
why he and Meghan had not
gone to Mexico with a Palace
team to offer help and
prepare him for the spotlight.
But it is a bit more
complicated and there is the
wider family to consider.
This is not like dealing with
Michael and Carole
Middleton and their relatively
high-profile family, who were
well-versed in privacy issues
and how to deal with the
press. You weren’t dealing
then with a dysfunctional
family so it wasn’t an issue.
It wasn’t really a problem
with Charles and Diana’s
parents. It was a bit of an
issue with Ronald Ferguson,
the Duchess of York’s father.
But Meghan hasn’t really
been in close touch with
some of her family for years.
You’ve got one lot who
have flown over for the
wedding, even though they
are not invited and haven’t
spoken to her for 20 years.
You’ve got a half-sister
sitting in a wheelchair being
vindictive one minute and
acting like a fairy godmother
the next. It’s very difficult.
really it’s quite atrocious and
intrusive and I think it’s highly
unethical.”
She has said it was her
idea for him to collude with
a Los Angeles-based British
photographer, Jeff Rayner, to
take fake pictures showing him
getting in shape and preparing
for the wedding.
Her father, however, appeared
to distance himself from her and
criticise Samantha.
He had told the TMZ website:
“I’ve been popping Valium for
Issues...Harry and Meghan
Her father appears to have
been living like a recluse. If
you are hidden away there is
a tendency to lose touch with
the real world. It may not be
that easy to speak to him and
reassure him.
It sounds easy for Harry to
have gone to Mexico but, as
a royal prince, travelling to a
foreign country there are all
sorts of formalities. The
Mexican authorities and their
security and police services
would have to be informed.
And there would also be the
possibility that royalty
protection would want to
travel ahead for a recce.
If he had been living across
the border in the US, it would
all have been easier. There is
reciprocity with their security
services and we are used to
dealing with them.
It seems obvious that some
press have been keeping a
close eye on Meghan’s
father. It’s likely a visit would
have become part of a media
circus. Perhaps he should
have been invited to Britain
but who knows whether he
was asked and declined.
Until we know answers to
all the ifs and buts it would
be unfair to lay the blame on
anyone.
the pain, especially when I hear
about my oldest daughter.”
Acute embarrassment has
been caused by the recent
developments.
The revelation that photos of
Mr Markle were being staged
with his agreement came at a
time when Kensington Palace
had been claiming he was being
harassed by the media and were
appealing for him to be left
alone.
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MEGHAN’S father had made the Queen and
Prince Philip “very angry” after staging
paparazzi photos in the run-up to the wedding,
according to an insider.
The source revealed exclusively to Express.
co.uk that the Queen and Philip were also
frustrated and worried by the behaviour of
73-year-old Thomas Markle, who will miss the
wedding as he is having heart surgery today.
He allegedly colluded with a photographer to
stage photos of himself that have since sold for
huge sums of money.
The source revealed: “The Lord Chamberlain,
Her Majesty and the Duke were very angry with
Meghan’s father.
“They were going to speak to him about the
royal protocol once he arrived.”
Buckingham Palace does not comment on
private conversations reported to have taken
place between members of the royal family.
Mr Markle had been due to meet senior
members of the royal family, including the
Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles.
He had also been due to walk his daughter
down the aisle at the wedding in Windsor’s St
George’s Chapel.
Kensington Palace had previously outlined
the roles of Meghan’s father and mother,
stating: “Mr Thomas Markle and Ms Doria
Ragland will be arriving in the UK in the week of
the wedding, allowing time for Prince Harry’s
family, including the Queen, the Duke of
Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, Duchess of
Cornwall, and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,
to spend time with them before the big day. ”
Kensington Palace had emphasised that
Meghan’s father’s health was a “deeply personal
moment” for her in the days leading up to her
wedding.
“She and Prince Harry ask again for
understanding and respect to be extended to Mr
Markle in this difficult situation,” the palace said.
Mr Markle claimed in a TMZ celebrity website
article that he had suffered a heart attack seven
days ago, checked himself out of hospital for
the wedding, then decided not to go. He then
appeared to change his mind – then change it
again because he needs heart surgery today.
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Queen at
a garden
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Meghan’s sister-in-law Tracy and nephews Tyler and Thomas arrive in capital
MEGHAN
Markle’s
extended
family have touched down in
London – despite not having an
invite to the royal wedding.
Meghan’s sister-in-law Tracy
Dooley was pictured arriving at
Heathrow with her sons Tyler
and Thomas.
Ms Dooley, who was married to
Meghan’s half-brother Thomas Jr,
previously said she has not seen
Meghan for 20 years.
The Dooleys took to Facebook
to announce their presence in the
capital on Monday evening.
Ms Dooley posted pictures of
several landmarks, including the
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Palace of Westminster and London
Eye, writing: “We’re here! Yay!”
Her son Tyler uploaded an image
of the Imperial War Museum, as
well as a photograph showing the
inside of a hotel room.
The 25-year-old cannabis retailer
wrote: “Just touched down in
London!!! Man, what a journey so
far. We’re safe and sound!”
Tyler recently revealed he had
launched a “classy” cannabis blend
to celebrate the royal wedding
called Markle Sparkle.
The family have been enlisted as
“special correspondents” for ITV’s
Good Morning Britain and are
expected to be reporting live from
Windsor on Saturday.
Armed with no less than 13
suitcases the family cut a casual
figure as they left the airport,
having flown in from Oregon.
A cheerful Tracy could even be
seen flashing a peace sign to
photographers as she made her
way through security.
The family is thought to be
staying at the H10 hotel in
London’s Waterloo, where rooms
are available for £70 per night. It is
an hour’s drive from Windsor.
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A WEEPING mother holds the white
shroud-wrapped body of her baby
daughter after another bloody day
in Gaza.
At just eight months old, Leila
Al Ghandour is believed to be the
youngest victim of the worst day
of violence in the territory for
four years.
Her death yesterday, reportedly
from tear gas inhalation, took the
number of people killed after Israeli
troops opened fire on Palestinian
protesters to 60.
Gaza Strip officials said eight of
the dead were children.
More than 2,700 people were
injured, many of whom were shot in
the legs, in events described by
Palestinian leaders as a “massacre”
but which the Israelis said was a
“measured” response to threatened
terrorism by the militant Palestinian group Hamas.
Monday’s bloodshed came as
the US opened its new embassy in
Jerusalem, in effect recognising
Israel’s claim over the ancient city
as its capital.
Palestinians, however, claim East
Jerusalem, which is part of the
West Bank, as the capital of a
future state.
More violence was expected amid
simmering tensions last night on
the day that marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the first
war between the newly created
Jewish state and its Arab neighbours in 1948.
In preparation for a further wave
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of protests, tanks rolled in and
sharpshooters took up positions on
the Israeli side of the border.
Speaking from there yesterday
Colonel Richard Kemp, former
commander of UK forces in Afghanistan, said: “I suspect that the death
toll that occurred on Monday will
probably deter quite a few people
from taking part but there are quite
a few massing here already.
“I think we will see the same
consequences. I would be very
surprised if we don’t see some more
people killed.”
Hundreds marched in Gaza City
after little Leila’s body was taken
from a morgue, wrapped in a Palestinian flag, and carried to her grave.
Hers was one of a succession of
funeral ceremonies.
Leading the procession, her
grief-stricken mother pressed the
baby’s body to her chest and cried:
“Let her stay with me, it is too early
for her to go.”
Leila’s family said her mother had
left the baby at home to join the
demonstrations. It was reported
that when Leila began crying her
uncle took her towards the protest
area in order to locate his sister.
She was said to have then been
victim of a teargas canister dropped
by an Israeli drone.
Monday’s violence erupted after
up to 40,000 protestors gathered at
three crossing points in the security
fence which separates the Hamascontrolled Gaza Strip from Israel.
The Israeli military said at least 24
of those killed on Monday were
“terrorists with documented terror
Mourners surround Leila’s mother as she holds the body of her eight-month-old daughter in a morgue in Gaza City before the child’s funeral yesterday
background” and most of them were
active operatives of Hamas. Prime
Minister Theresa May described the
loss of life as “tragic and extremely
concerning” and urged Israel to
show restraint.
But Mark Regev, the Israeli
ambassador to the UK, said live
fire was used in a “measured” and
“surgical” way.
He said militants stoked up
the protests to “breach the border,
to get inside Israel and to kill
Israeli citizens”.
Mr Regev said: “If we allow the
Hamas terrorists to enter Israel,
we will have dead Israelis. We must
protect our border.”
Asked about life in Gaza, Mr
Regev acknowledged the Palestinians “live a very difficult life”, but
blamed Hamas, claiming it does
nothing for the people but “invests
its efforts in a holy war – their words,
not mine – against Israel”.
More than two million people live
in the narrow Gaza Strip, more than
two-thirds of them refugees, and
face continual economic hardship.
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Lords defeated on attempt to introduce a ‘Leveson 2’ inquiry
MPs voted yesterday against a new
demand to set up a second Leveson
inquiry into press standards.
An amendment to legislation
backed by the House of Lords
would have forced the re-opening
into the relationship between police
and newspapers.
But MPs overturned the attempt
as they backed Government
concessions by 301 votes to 289.
Many of the peers had themselves
been subject to critical articles in
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the press over expenses, voting
records and personal behaviour.
Former Conservative Party leader
Iain Duncan Smith said he did not
believe that a “Leveson 2” would
resolve any problems and a free
press was essential for democracy.
He told the Commons: “I have a
suspicion that in many cases it’s
about carrying on, to grind that
wheel further and harder and
eventually almost get even in some
cases with the media.” He said
press freedom “isn’t always perfect”
adding: “But what I would prefer is
that the mistakes are made by a
free press knowing full well they
regulate and chase authority.
“If for one moment they look over
their shoulder and believe that this
House has caught them and has
now put them in a statutory bind I
think we will be the worse for that
in terms of our own freedoms.” Tory
MP John Redwood warned of the
“rather undemocratic tendency in
the Lords” who are also trying to
overturn Brexit by holding up the
EU Withdrawal Bill.
However, former Labour leader
Ed Miliband urged MPs to vote in
support of the peers’ amendments,
telling the Commons that Leveson
2 would establish the truth of what
happened at media organisations,
why it was allowed to happen and
what lessons could be learnt. He
said a “minority of the press” had
engaged in the “most abusive and
intrusive activity” and needed to be
examined.
Culture Secretary Matt Hancock,
who fought off a Government snub,
said: “We have gone out of our way
to offer concessions at every stage
to make sure the system of press
regulation is both free and fair.”
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By John Fitzpatrick
ANT McPartlin appears healthy and
happy with Declan Donnelly in the
first picture of the pair together for
two months.
The troubled star was sporting a
new tiny black inking on his right
forearm.
He has kept a low profile since his
drink-driving arrest in March and Dec
was forced to make his first red carpet
appearance alone during Sunday
night’s Bafta TV Awards.
But it seems that away from the
spotlight, Ant and his long-time
friend are still very much in each
other’s lives.
The much-loved duo were with a
fan in what appears to be a pub
garden in London yesterday.
The fan wrote on social media that
the pair, both 42, were “lovely guys”
and had no problem with posing for a
picture.
She added: “Pleasure to randomly
bump into @antanddecofficial today!”
Ant has been out of the limelight
following a long battle addicted to
painkillers and problems with
alcohol.
He was involved in a three-car crash
in Richmond, south-west London,
two months ago.
He checked into a clinic three days
after pleading guilty to drink-driving
at a hearing on April 16.
He was fined a record £86,000 and
banned from the road for a year
and eight months.
Some on social media said
the TV favourite has had a
tattoo to put his troubles
firmly behind him.
On Sunday, Dec picked up
an award without Ant,
taking to the stage with
judges Alesha Dixon and
Amanda Holden when
Britain’s Got Talent won best
entertainment programme.
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&
DEC
ARE
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And McPartlin is sporting a new tattoo
HIGH Street fashion chain New
Look has been forced to review the
prices of its plus-size range after
being dragged into a “fat tax”
clothes row.
The rethink follows public outcry
that some larger-sized garments
were more expensive than those
available in smaller sizes.
Shopper Maria Wassell, 43, caused
panic at the retailer after accusing
it of slapping a fat tax on women
who are size 16 and above.
The retail supervisor from Ashford, Kent, spotted the price hike at
her local branch when looking at a
pair of green striped trousers on
sale in its Curves range.
But the £22.99 price tag was £3
more than the smaller sizes selling
for £19.99 – a 15 per cent difference.
Reasonable
Ms Wassell said: “It’s like being
discriminated against for being
plus-size when I’m only slightly
bigger than average.
“The average size for a British
woman is now a size 16.”
Last night New Look said it
hoped to “ensure pricing differences like these” did not happen in
future, but refused to explain the
discrepancy.
Plus-size model Nyome NicholasWilliams said charging more for
bigger sizes was discriminatory.
“Some people don’t choose to be
the size they are or height. If you
have to pay extra money, subliminally it feels like you are being told
you have to lose weight,” she said.
The row intensified debate
Sturgeon
joined by
Labour in
new crisis
on Brexit
By David Maddox
Political Correspondent
Ant and Dec with a fan in London yesterday and circled the new inking. Inset, Ant two months ago
‘Fat tax’ row forces fashion chain
to take new look at clothes prices
By Giles Sheldrick
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Daily Express fashion writer
New Look’s
green stripey
trousers
come in
‘standard’ as
well as larger
sizes... but
plus-size
shoppers pay
a 15 per cent
premium
£22.99
around what needs to be done to
tackle Britain’s obesity crisis.
More than two thirds of men and
almost six in 10 women are now
overweight or obese, with experts
blaming junk food with high fat or
sugar content.
Tam Fry, chairman of the National
Obesity Forum, said it was “entirely
reasonable” to charge more for
larger clothes sizes “because they
require more material”.
He added: “If a woman is paying
more for her clothes because she is
a size 18 or over she will think seriously about staying in shape and
that can only be a good thing.” But
Ms Wassell insisted plus-size purchases were now on the increase.
“There’s more money being spent
on plus-size clothing now than even
three years ago,” she said.
New Look, which is set to close 60
stores and cut 1,000 jobs as part of
a financial restructuring exercise,
said in a statement: “To ensure
differences like these don’t happen
in future, we are in the process of
reviewing the pricing structure of
our plus-size collection.
“We value all customers, no matter what their body shape or size.”
THE plus-size market is currently worth a
staggering £5billion, which is little wonder
when you realise that the average British
woman is now a size 16.
In an increasingly tough retail landscape
more brands than ever before are offering
plus-size clothing in a bid to tap into this
lucrative consumer.
But with this burgeoning market comes
greater complications, one which retail
giant New Look fell foul of this week.
The high street store has been called
out by customer Maria Wassell for selling
the same trousers at two different prices,
essentially adding a ‘fat tax’ of 15 per cent.
As a plus-size woman myself, the high
street is often a frustrating place. With
limited options, it feels even worse when
one of the few plus-size ranges I’ve come
to rely on discriminates in this way.
New Look may find it faces stiff
competition from the likes of ASOS Curve,
which offers items in both lines at the
same price, and fashion brand Elvi which
offers sizes 8 to 28 at no extra cost.
And while many argue that it is fair to
charge for using more fabric, until the
strategy is used for ‘Tall’ ranges – or
discounts offered for ‘Petite’ sections –
this once again highlights that plus-size
women are being penalised for their size.
New Look has said it hopes to put in
place measures to ensure this doesn’t
happen again. It’s about time too.
NICOLA Sturgeon has
sparked a new
constitutional crisis in a
bid to wreck Brexit and
get another vote on
Scottish independence
– with Labour’s help.
The First Minister’s
SNP members of the
Scottish Parliament
were joined by Labour,
the Greens and the Lib
Dems in voting to refuse
consent for the EU
Withdrawal Bill.
The SNP claimed they
were stopping a “power
grab” by Westminster.
Only Scottish
Conservatives backed
the motion, which is
needed for UK
legislation that affects
domestic policy.
Senior Tory Murdo
Fraser accused the SNP
of misrepresenting the
Bill and trying to “ramp
up a grievance agenda”
to pursue separatism.
He dismissed their
argument as “nonsense”,
saying powers devolved
to Edinburgh would not
be affected by the Bill.
And he reminded the
Scots politicians that
their counterparts in the
Ms Sturgeon yesterday
Welsh Government have
already agreed to it,
leaving Ms Sturgeon
isolated in the UK.
Fellow Tory Adam
Tomkins called the
situation “regrettable”,
adding: “It’s not in
Scotland’s interests that
the SNP prefers picking
fights to making a deal.”
Meanwhile in London,
it emerged Theresa May
will try to break the
deadlock in the Brexit
talks next month by
publishing a blueprint
setting out her vision of
a new trade relationship
with Brussels.
The PM ordered the
drafting of a 100-page
Whitehall “white paper”
to counter claims from
EU chiefs that they still
lack clarity about the
Government’s demands.
The policy document
is being seen as a bid to
force the pace in the row
over future UK-EU
customs arrangements.
Today ministers face a
Labour bid to force the
release of Whitehall
paperwork detailing the
customs discussions.
Shadow Brexit Secretary
Sir Keir Starmer said the
Brexit strategy was in
“utter deadlock”.
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Kristen
goes
barefoot as
she flouts
Cannes red
carpet rule
Breast scan
units short
of key staff
By Giles Sheldrick
Actress
hops taking
off her high
heels
Kristen in Cannes
bare-foot protest
Twilight star Kristen Stewart
ACTRESS Kristen
Stewart is a regular on
the red carpet at Cannes
and is expected to follow
its strict dress code for
female stars.
But the Twilight
actress staged a
high-profile protest
against the “no-flats”
rule, ditching her high
heels to go bare-foot
at a premiere.
Kristen, 28, is no
stranger to digging in
her heels at the film
festival where she is a
jury member.
She wore black
trainers on the red carpet
in 2016 to support
women who had been
turned away for wearing
flats the year before.
Stunning in a silver
mini dress, Kristen
carried her black
Christian Louboutin
heels in to see Spike
Lee’s BlacKkKlansman
on Monday.
She said: “Things have
to change immediately...
you simply cannot ask
me to do something you
are not asking (a man)”.
OPINION: PAGE 12
A CHRONIC staff shortage
means the NHS will not be
able to cope with the fallout
from the recent breast
cancer scandal, experts
warned yesterday.
Figures show there should
be 1,109 full-time employees
in the screening service.
But a 20 per cent shortage
of radiographers and
mammographers has left
just one in five (18 per cent)
specialist units with enough
staff to meet demand.
Earlier this month NHS
“incompetence” was blamed
for an IT error that saw some
450,000 women aged 68 to 71
miss their final invitation to
routine screening between
2009 and 2018.
Health and Social Care
Secretary Jeremy Hunt
admitted that up to 270
women may have had their
“lives shortened” as a result.
He promised all women
affected under the age of 72
would be offered a catch-up
screening within six months.
But in an open letter to Mr
Hunt, experts from the
Royal College of Radiologists
and breast cancer charities
said the service was already
“stretched beyond the limit”
doing routine screening for
those aged between 50 and
70 and won’t be able to cope
with the extra workload.
They warned that unless
the staffing crisis was
urgently addressed it was
“inevitable some women will
experience delays in
receiving a diagnosis”.
The Department of Health
and Social Care said NHS
England was “taking major
steps to make sure screening
services are expanded to
meet this extra demand”.
NHS England said: “We
are ensuring all additional
screening will not displace
other women due for their
screening appointment.”
Bonfire Of The Vanities
author Wolfe dies at 88
By Allister Hagger
TOM Wolfe, author of The Right Stuff
and The Bonfire Of The Vanities, has
died aged 88.
Wolfe’s works – fiction and non-fiction – covered subjects ranging from
the space race to Wall Street to 1960s
hippy culture and touched on the
issues of class, power, race, corruption
and sex.
His classic, The Bonfire Of The Vanities, a satire of 1980s greed and excess
in New York, became one of the best
selling books of the era and was
made into a film starring Tom Hanks
in 1990.
The Right Stuff, about the first
American astronauts and their test
pilot predecessors, was adapted into a
film in 1983 with Sam Shepard, Dennis
Quaid and Ed Harris.
He also wrote the cult classic Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, published
in 1968 about LSD and Californian
hippy culture.
Wolfe died on Monday of an unspecified infection in a New York City
hospital, his agent Lynn Nesbit said.
Classic...
The
Bonfire
Of The
Vanities,
a satire
about
1980s
greed
and
excess in
New York,
which
became
one of
best-read
books of
the era
Further details were not immediately
available.
Wolfe’s writing style was rife with
exclamation
points,
italics
and
improbable words.
He had a knack for coining phrases
such as “radical chic” to brand pretentious liberals and “the me decade”
to sum up the self-indulgence of the
1970s.
He was known for his dandy-ish
dress sense, in particular favouring
white suits, and was fascinated by
issues of class.
Wolfe said in one interview: “I think
every living moment of a human
being’s life, unless the person is starving or in immediate danger of death in
some other way, is controlled by a concern for status.”
The editor of the New York Times,
Pamela Paul, described Wolfe’s death
as the “passing of an era”.
British journalist and editor Tina
Brown called Wolfe “the best of the
best” writing: “RIP the peerless
Tom Wolfe.
“How I shall miss that swirling
script on the handwritten notes, the
flair of your white suit entering a
room!”
Another fan posted online: “RIP
Tom Wolfe, an American great, a man
of letters, a deeply insightful writer
with a keen observational sense of
both the glories and absurdities of
this last century.”
Dandy-ish dress sense ...writer Tom Wolfe in characteristic pose
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exclusive
‘I’ve been hung out to dry’ says
Ulster hero charged over killing
Pictures: jonathan buckmaster
BETRAYAL
OF OUR
BETRAYAL
OF OUR
VETERANS
VETERANS
Former British soldier Dennis Hutchings, now 77, brandishes the MoD letter clearing him in 1974 and seemingly closing the case
By John Ingham
Defence Editor
AN AILING British soldier ­facing
trial for a killing in Northern
Ireland more than 40 years ago
­yesterday claimed that he and his
comrades are being “hung out to
dry” by politicians.
Nearly 300 troops could face
­trials over historic incidents during
The Troubles, even though more
than 200 suspected IRA terrorists
have had letters telling them they
were no longer wanted by police.
Former Regimental Corporal
Major Dennis Hutchings, 77,
warned: “There is no way any
­service personnel will get a fair trial
in Northern Ireland.
“I have been through three years
of going in and out of various courts
and every time you get stitched up.
“From the very beginning of my
case it should have been thrown
out but they won’t do that because
there’s political pressure.”
Mr Hutchings showed the Daily
Express a letter he received from
the Ministry of Defence in November 1974, clearing him of any
­wrongdoing. It stated there had
been a joint police and military
investigation and there would be
no prosecution of any military personnel arising from the incident.
The great-grandfather denies
charges of attempted murder and
The recent arrest and charges of
attempted murder against
Regimental Corporal Major
Dennis Hutchings have caused
major public outrage. Along with
tens of thousands of other brave
veterans, he served his time in
Northern Ireland with total
professionalism and distinction.
The killing of John Pat
Cunningham in June 1974 was a
tragic mistake, but neither
Dennis Hutchings nor the others
in the patrol were to know that he
was not posing an immediate
Soldier guards Belfast homes IRA bombed in 1971
Soldiers ‘face witch hunt funded by public purse’
BRITISH soldiers who served in Northern
Ireland are facing a “witch hunt”, MPs were
told yesterday.
In a special debate on the pursuit of old
soldiers through the courts, former defence
secretary Sir Michael Fallon described the
reopening of cases as “morally wrong”.
He said: “We should not be reopening
cases that have not only been investigated
previously but those where the suspects
have been told that the case has been
concluded – that the investigation is over. It
attempted grievous bodily harm
with intent, relating to the death of
John Pat Cunningham, 27, who was
unarmed and had learning difficulties, in Co Tyrone in June 1974.
He was shot in the back as he ran
away from an Army patrol.
Mr Hutchings, from Cawsand,
Cornwall, who suffers from kidney
and heart disease and has an aneurysm, said the case was also investigated and thrown out in 2014.
But it has been revived, and last
week his latest bid to have the case
dismissed was turned down in
Belfast Crown Court.
The next day the Government
launched a consultation on “leg-
COMMENT
Sir Henry Bellingham
North West Norfolk MP
threat to their lives. The case has
been fully investigated on a
number of occasions and to drag
the great grandfather into court
when two of the other key
witnesses in the patrol have since
died and where memories have
is morally wrong that people should have
these cases reopened all over again.”
Sir Michael said a number of potential
suspects are now elderly and “fearful”.
Fellow Tory Bob Stewart, a former Army
officer, said: “I’m afraid I’m coming to the
view that the Government is resorting to
craven appeasement of Sinn Fein.
“It is scapegoating a few old soldiers. Is
this a price worth paying? My God it’s not.
“How can our Government mollify
Sinn Fein, using old men who ran huge risks
for all of us as collateral? Have we lost our
sense of decency?”
Democratic Unionist Party MP Jim Shannon
said: “What we are increasingly seeing here
is to all intents and purposes a private
vendetta against security forces becoming a
witch hunt funded by the public purse.”
Dennis Hutchings’ South East Cornwall
Conservative MP Sheryll Murray said he had
“suffered enough”.
She added: “He is a hero who did his job.
Let him go free.”
acy” issues and abandoned its
pledge to include an amnesty for
former soldiers for actions during
The Troubles.
Next month two former British
paratroopers, known only as
Soldiers A and C for their
own safety, are due in
Belfast
Crown
Court
charged with the murder
of a known IRA gunman,
Joe McCann, 24, more
than 40 years ago.
The files of 18 British
soldiers and two Official
IRA men are also under
consideration over the
Bloody ­Sunday
­ assacre when British ­soldiers
m
shot 28 unarmed civilians in Londonderry in 1972.
Mr Hutchings said: “We were
there doing a job. Unfortunately
things happen. Regarding this
­incident a young man got killed,
not by me, I might add.
“But I am the only one left
alive that they can charge.”
He warned he could pave
the way to a whole raft of
“legacy” cases. He said:
“There are another 301 guys
behind me. They are using
obviously dimmed, is a travesty of
British justice. All of this runs
contrary to what the Prime
Minister said a few months ago
and pledges made by various
defence ministers.
It is absolutely outrageous to
try to claim some sort of parity
between servants of the Crown
who behaved in good faith on the
one hand and terrorists and
paramilitaries whose sole aim was
to kill as many people as possible.
Any other grown-up country in
the world would find a way of
moving on. This is not just about
Dennis Hutchings. It could affect
hundreds of other ex-servicemen.
The Police Service of Northern
Ireland’s legacy branch is
investigating 923 cases of which
283 involve the Security Forces,
mostly the Army.
Unless the Government gets a
grip on this they will all be
investigated and you will have
men probably older than Dennis
being subject to dawn raids and
being dragged back to Northern
Ireland. These men cannot get a
Former Army chief Gen
Lord Dannatt
me to see how it goes to get to the
other ones.”
He praised former head of the
Army General Lord Dannatt, who
spoke out in his defence in the Daily
Express last week.
He said: “The way politicians
have reacted makes my blood boil.
Tony Blair has hung us out to dry.”
Yesterday Lord Dannatt said: “It
is unfair 44 years later to put an old
man through all this.”
And a former comrade said: “He’s
a good man. Governments of both
parties have washed their hands
of the lads.”
OPINION: PAGE 12
fair hearing. In peacetime soldiers
choose to serve and put their lives
on the line for Queen and country.
These soldiers are being
betrayed and hung out to dry.
The only solution is to have a
statute of limitations for all
veterans in any theatre anywhere
in the world. It should be
retrospective and extend back
five years unless there is
compelling new evidence.
This could all cost hundreds of
millions of pounds. The
Government must stop this now.
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MPs hit out at
greedy, reckless
Carillion chiefs
BOSSES of failed engineering and
services giant Carillion were too busy
“stuffing their mouths with gold” to
worry about their workforce, MPs said
last night in a scathing report.
They urged watchdogs to consider
whether ex-directors breached legal
duties and should be banned from ever
running another company.
Accountancy giants who pocketed
millions for advice were also criticised
for failing to spot it was “an unsustainable corporate timebomb”.
MPs warned “Carillion could happen
again, and soon” as watchdogs and the
Government were accused of being too
weak. A joint report by the Work and
Pensions committee and Business
committee said: “The board was either
negligently ignorant of the rotten culture at Carillion or complicit in it.”
The company was involved in 450
public sector projects when it went
into liquidation in January.
The report said: “Carillion’s rise and
spectacular fall was a story of recklessness, hubris and greed. Its business
model was a relentless dash for cash,
driven by acquisitions, rising debt,
expansion into new markets and exploitation of suppliers.
“It presented accounts that misrepresented the reality, and increased its
dividend every year, come what
may. Long-term obligations,
such as adequately funding
its pension schemes, were
treated with contempt.
“Even as the company
very publicly began to
unravel, the board was concerned with increasing and
protecting generous executive bonuses.
“Carillion was unsustainable.
The mystery is not that it col-
‘Disgraceful’...Frank Field
Reminder
Across England and Wales, the
average worker will need a retirement
fund of £260,000, analysis from Royal
London found – up by about £110,000,
75 per cent in real terms, since the
2002-03 average of £150,000.
The average pension pot used to
buy an annuity to provide income in
retirement stands at about £35,000.
However, as more generous defined
benefit schemes are replaced by
defined contribution plans, people will
have to save more. Falls in annuity
family shares
By Alison Little Deputy Political Editor
lapsed, but that it lasted so long.” Work
and Pensions committee chairman
Frank Field said: “This is a disgraceful
example of how much of our capitalism
is allowed to operate, waved through
by a cosy club of auditors.”
Carillion was the UK’s second largest
construction company, with some
43,000 employees.
Projects were delayed and the Government has already allocated £150million of taxpayers’ money to keep essential services going.
Carillion went under with liabilities
of nearly £7billion and just £29million in
cash.
Yet it had only last year paid a record
£79million dividend to shareholders
and bonuses to executives, after 2016
accounts painted “a rosy picture”.
The Financial Reporting Council and
the Pensions Regulator watchdogs displayed “feebleness and timidity”.
Accountants KPMG received £29million to audit Carillion accounts over 19
years but always “complacently signed
off the directors’ increasingly fantastical figures”.
Business committee chair Rachel
Reeves said: “Auditors should also be
in the dock for this catastrophic
crash.”
KPMG said it believed it had
done its audit “appropriately”.
A Government spokesman
welcomed the MPs’ report and
pledged to “respond fully in
due course.”
He added: “Our priority has
been the continued, safe running of public services and to
minimise the impact of Carillion’s insolvency.
“The plans we put in place
have ensured this.”
£260,000 now the cost of
a comfortable retirement
ALMOST half a million pounds is the
size of the “pension mountain” savers
in some parts of Britain need to build
to enjoy a comfortable retirement,
according to new figures.
Londoners need to save a pension
pot of £452,000 – the largest in
England – followed by £275,000 in the
South-east, while workers in Wales
need the smallest amount of £196,000.
People retiring in the East of
England will need £231,000, followed
by the West Midlands (£227,000),
North-west (£218,000), North-east
(£209,000), East Midlands (£205,000),
South-west (£203,000), and Yorkshire
and the Humber (£201,000).
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EXCLUSIVE
By Sarah O’Grady
rates on offer reflect Britain’s 10 years
of record low interest rates as well as
people living for longer.
However, rates have improved, the
report said, and £260,000 is smaller
than the peak of £290,000 that would
have been needed in 2017.
For an average earner on £27,000 a
year retiring at 65, this means a
private pension income of just over
£9,000 a year is needed in addition to
the full state pension of £8,500.
The report said, “as a broad rule of
thumb”, people whose combined
pension income equates to two-thirds
of their gross wages should not see a
major change in their standard of
living when they stop earning.
Helen Morrissey, a personal finance
specialist at Royal London, said:
“This research is a reminder that
when we save for retirement we are
chasing a moving target.
“If our retirement pot is going to
support us through a longer
retirement and in an era of lower
interest rates we are going to need to
build a much bigger pot than in the
past.”
Such promise...Lucy as a schoolgirl
Sisters together...Lucy, left, and Stacey on a seaside visit last year
Look what drugs
did to my clever,
beautiful sister...
LYING dying on a hospital bed, By Gillian Crawley
ally had her eyebrows, lashes and
tubes extending from her mouth
nails done, but she didn’t look
and nose, this horrific picture ing in with “the wrong crowd” right.
spells out the price a “golden stu- last year, said Stacey. She went
“I just said to her ‘I know everyfrom helping recovering drug
dent” paid for succumbing to
thing, you need to tell me now’
addicts at the Bristol Drugs
drugs.
and she started crying and
The photo was released yester- Project to using drugs herself.
couldn’t breathe.
Prior to that “anyone would say
day by Lucy White’s sister Stacey
“She said she was sorry that
Jordan in the hope it will be a she was like a sunshine – her hair she didn’t tell me, and I was furiwas
bright
blonde,
and
she
was
warning to others.
ous, but I basically said ‘I’m going
always smiling”, said Stacey.
Lucy, 24, died when a mix of
to help you, but you’ve got to help
“She used to be terrified of get- yourself’.
drugs caused a seizure that
starved her brain of oxygen for ting into trouble. She didn’t even
“I told her I’d help her get clean
drink that much. She tried to but that she had to stay away
more than 40 minutes.
Lucy collapsed at home in Bris- make a difference in everyone’s
from the people taking drugs.”
life and she was just happy. I hate
tol on May 3, her partner called
Lucy moved in with Stacey for
what has happened so much. She
an ambulance and she was rushed
the summer, got a new job workto Southmead Hospital in the was clever, and she had every- ing security at a local nightclub
thing going for her.”
city.
and kicked the habit.
When Stacey discovered that
Stacey, 28, a security officer,
In her letter of thanks she wrote
Lucy was taking drugs she to her older sister: “I am so proud
said: “I got a call in the middle of
planned a holiday so she could
the night and it was just my nan
of you and so grateful to have a
screaming down the phone say- confront her.
sister like you..
“I hadn’t seen her in a while –
ing ‘It’s Lucy, it’s Lucy, she’s
“I just don’t want to be a burobviously she did not want me to
nearly died’.”
den. It hurt me so much putting
From the outset doctors see her – and she looked like an all of this on you.
warned that Lucy, who is believed absolute mess,” Stacey said.
“I honestly don’t know what I
“She had lost so much weight
to have taken cocaine and the
would do without you. You help
and
she
was
so
skinny.
She
usupowerful prescription drug preme so much. You make me laugh
gabalin,
probably
had
like hell.
severe brain damage.
“I love you. You are appreShe was later pronounced
ciated. One day I will repay
brain stem dead.
you (I hope).”
“When the tests conUnfortunately when Lucy
firmed it, I wanted to spend
began living alone again she
the last of her time here
fell into her old habits
with her on my own,” said
around Christmas and cut
Stacey. “I just sat by her
herself off from friends and
bedside and held her
family in January.
hand.”
Now she is dead but she
Days later on May 7, Lucy
has helped others to live.
died and Stacey also from
Despite the drugs in her
Bristol decided to tell her
system, her wish has been
story in the hope that othhonoured and her organs
ers will avoid the drugs that
have been used in transclaimed her life.
plants.
Lucy dropped out of her
Stacey has said a farewell,
criminology course at the
releasing a balloon with
University of the West of
Lucy’s name and the words
England in Bristol after fall- Tender...Stacey holds Lucy’s hand in hospital ‘love you x’ into the sky.
Daily Express Wednesday May 16 2018
devastating photos of star student
Contrast...
Lucy lies
dying, left
and right,
the blonde
student she
once was
‘
I just don’t
want to be
a burden. I
have put you
through so
much. But
I love you
’
Devoted siblings... Lucy, left, and Stacey, the older sister she loved
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Scandalous way to treat
our brave Armed Forces
D
isgraceful... what a way to
treat the people who have spent
their lives protecting us. British
soldier Dennis Hutchings was
specifically sent a letter by the Ministry
FINAL
of Defence saying
thereARTWORK
would be no
investigation into a killing in Northern
Ireland in 1974 – now he has been told
the opposite. “No way will any service
personnel get a fair trial,” he says. We
think he might have a point.
These days, in the wake of the
Northern Ireland peace process and the
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Good Friday agreement,
it is easy to
forget quite what a terrible times The
Troubles were. Apart from attacks on
the British people, the Army itself and
especially serving officers in Northern
Ireland were very often in nightmarish
situations, at great personal danger and
called upon to make split-second
decisions in circumstances most of us
cannot contemplate. To bring up events
more than 40 years later and start
launching investigations is an appalling
abrogation of our duties to the men and
women who kept us safe.
This applies generally, as well. If we
ask people to put themselves in terrible
danger to serve their country then that
country has a duty of care to them
afterwards. We are behaving in exactly
the same way to men who have served
in the Middle East, a shameful
reflection on ourselves. The men and
women who serve in the British Armed
Forces are honourable. Shame we
cannot say the same about the people
who would do them down.
Cope with wedding woes
P
ity the poor Markles – and the
Windsors come to that. The
run-up to any wedding is fraught
with problems but when it is
played out in the full glare of the global
spotlight, problems are magnified to
such an extent that they can run totally
out of control. It might have been
better if Buckingham Palace could have
sent someone to tell Meghan’s father
what lay in wait for him.
Whatever the truth behind the
pictures of him, public sympathy for the
senior Markle – who will miss the
wedding through heart surgery – is
palpable: a retiring man, he had been
dreading his public role. But sympathy
– and goodwill – for Meghan and Harry
is even stronger and whatever happens
now they are a lovely couple and
represent in part the future of the
monarchy. We wish both of them well.
A polished performance
W
hat do we want? No heels on
the red carpet. When do we want
it? Now. Kristen Stewart put on
a feisty display as she ripped off
her shoes to show some fetchingly
painted toenails. Quite right too:
anyone should wear what they want,
within reason. You go girl. Well done.
Have conceited
peers signed own
death warrant?
T
he House of Lords has
long been an affront to
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British democracy.
dated, bloated and
­unelected this risible
institution should have
no role in the governance of our
country. Yet instead of feeling
any shame over its anachron­
istic, irresponsible nature the
Upper House grows increasingly intoxicated by its power.
For weeks the pro-Brussels
peers, who make up the majority of the Lords, have fought a
relentless campaign against
Brexit, inflicting 14 defeats on
the Government’s legislation.
The arrogance of these ermineclad EU worshippers is breathtaking as they abuse their
unaccountable positions in an
attempt to thwart the decisive
verdict of the electorate.
The House’s contempt for
British freedom was further on
display this week when peers
UNDEMOCRATIC: The unelected Lords are trying to overturn the will of the people
voted by 252 to 213 in favour of
another inquiry into the conduct of newspapers following
wisdom and oratory as its desthe expensive investigation
perate supporters often preconducted at the beginning of
tend. In fact most of its memthis decade by Lord Justice
bers are failed politicians,
Leveson. Once again the decisuperannuated
quangocrats
sion smacked of self-regarding
and self-serving apparatchiks.
disdain towards both the conMumbling prepared speeches
stitution and democracy.
and grabbing lavish expenses
Only last week the Commons
are two of their prime
rejected the call for a second
­activities.
inquiry, while the 2017 Conser­ press by implementing some eagerness to halt Brexit. The
vative
manifesto
explicitly form of state control. We have liberal elitists always think that
ruled out a new version of never had any official licensing they know best and can there­Leveson. It has always been a of newspapers in this country
fore brook no challenge to their
Westminster convention that since 1694 for the simple reason faith. Certain of their superiorictorian constituthe Lords do not overturn the that such an approach is
ity they think they can act
tional historian Walter
clearly expressed wishes of MPs ­inimical to independence.
against the Government, the
Bagehot once wrote
or the manifesto commitments
In practice state regulation press, or Leave voters without that, “The cure for admiring
of the government. But, as with
limits the capacity of the press
any mandate.
the Lords is to go and look at
Brexit, respect for this code to hold the Government and
The House of Lords closely it”. It is a brutal drain on the
means nothing to the bullying authority to account. As resembles the European Union public purse. A parliamentary
cronies of the Lords, now drunk ­Winston Churchill put it: “A it so admires. Both are devoid question last year stated that
with the fumes of defiance.
free press is the sleeping guardof any democratic legitimacy each peer costs the taxpayer
ian of every other right that free
yet assume the right to rule. £83,000 a year.
men prize. It is the most danIndeed the Lords is packed
With its outrageous antics
gerous foe of tyranny.”
with figures who enjoyed lucra- the House of Lords has proAn independent press should tive careers in Brussels such as voked a constitutional crisis.
nd there is not the
be cherished, not emasculated. Neil Kinnock and Chris Patten. The desire of the British public
slightest justification
Already freedom of speech is Moreover many of the loudest to take back control has sent
for their pompous pos- under grave threat from dracoanti-Brexiteers have a vested the peers spiralling out of conturing about the newspapers. nian libel laws and the fashion interest in the continuation of trol.
The whole question has been for politicised censorship. If the the EU. As this paper revealed,
In response, the only solution
exhaustively scrutinised not enthusiasts for regulation have the ninth Duke of Wellington is to abolish the House and
just by Leveson but also
their way that disturbing trend
has raked in more than £80,000 replace it with a properly
through a lengthy series of will only accelerate.
in Brussels subsidies for part of elected second chamber, as
criminal trials, which showed
The House of Lords adopts his vast estate in Hampshire.
happens in most other parliathat the actual scale of wrong- the outlook of the metropolitan
Like the EU the House of mentary democracies.
doing by journalists was far
elite, which despises British Lords is wholly unrepresentaTinkering is not enough. For
smaller than the vociferous
newspapers for their refusal to tive. Absurdly the Europhile more than a century governcritics of the press claimed.
adhere rigidly to the fashionaLiberal Democrats have almost ments have tried piecemeal
Moreover, in the wake of the
ble, politically correct ortho100 peers in contrast to just 12 reforms, such as the limits on
hacking controversy, the news- doxy. The instinct to curb the MPs in the Commons. Nor is legislative powers and the
papers themselves set up a
press is the flip-side of the the Upper Chamber filled with introduction of life peerages.
tough regulator, the IndependBut nothing has permanently
ent Press Standards Organisatamed
this
preposterous,
tion, so more official meddling
unloved assembly. The hope
is entirely unnecessary.
now is that through its recent
The real motivation behind
epic conceit the House may
another inquiry is the impulse
finally have signed its own
to restrict the freedom of the
death warrant.
Leo McKinstry
Daily Express columnist
V
A
‘House of Lords now
drunk on defiance’
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Leave the
poor blokes
out of it!
The persecution of jovial
men continues. This time
it is yet another academic,
Richard Lebow, in hot
water for an un-PC joke.
The professor was in a
crowded lift and a helpful
person asked people
to call out the floors
they wanted.
“Ladies’ lingerie,” he
quipped to laughter from
other passengers. Cue a
lot of silly, feminist
outrage. Simona Sharoni,
a Massachusetts professor
of women’s and gender
studies (what else?)
foamed with fury.
Professor Lebow is
made of sterner stuff than
so many males trapped by
this pathetic trend and
simply refuses to repent.
He will not apologise.
Nor should he. On the
contrary Ms Sharoni
should be sentenced to
six months on a humour
re-education course until
her sour face cracks into
a smile. She might be
surprised how therapeutic
she finds it.
Spanish tactics
We hear a great deal
about a border with Ireland
in terms of the customs
union and tariffs but what
about free movement of
people?
Ireland is part of the
EU and must therefore
accept the diktats of that
ridiculous institution but
one of the biggest factors
in the 2016 referendum
was immigration and
Northern Ireland is part
of the UK.
We cannot have a
situation whereby people
enter Eire freely and
lawfully and then also
enter the UK via Northern
Ireland equally freely but
unlawfully. That means
some sort of checks.
I understand the fears of
a resurrected border but
we could do worse than
look at the arrangements
between Spain and
Gibraltar whereby citizens
of both countries cross the
border, through checks, in
their tens of thousands to
work or play every day. It
all goes smoothly until
Spain has one of its
periodic rancorous fits.
There is no reason why
similar arrangements
should not work between
the EU and the UK in
Ireland.
Brexit is Brexit.
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Widdecombe
Stop the persecution
of British pensioners
C
Picture: GETTY
an anybody remember a policy
from the last Conservative
­general election manifesto? The
chances are that if you can then
the one you remember was the
proposal to charge elderly folks
for care if they had assets above £100,000
without the announcement of any cap to
such charges – a policy seen as aimed
directly at the party’s natural supporters.
Plus ça change.
The two policies aired most in the last
couple of weeks have been to apply
national insurance charges to working
pensioners and to swipe a chunk of their
wealth to redistribute in the form of a
windfall of £10,000 to every 25-year-old.
Whoever came up with these ideas
must be bone from ear to ear.
Does government want pensioners to
work and pay taxes or would it ­prefer
them to sit at home, drawing their
­pensions? If it wants them to contribute
then the height of folly would be to ­penalise
them for doing so.
National insurance was supposed to be
just that: an insurance scheme whereby
you contributed premiums for defined
benefits (eg the old-age pension). If this
scheme goes ahead then we might as well
call national insurance general taxation
because that is what it will have become.
Much scorn has been poured on the
loopy proposal to give every 25-year-old a
windfall but there is one aspect of the
reasoning that has gone largely unchallenged: the incredible sense of entitlement which has given birth to it.
No vote for
the Princess
of Politics
The preacher selected
for the royal wedding is
a political activist who
inveighs against US
President Donald Trump.
Do the royals really need
that with a presidential
state visit in the offing?
As I wrote a few weeks
ago Harry and Meghan
were sounding off about
gay rights just when the
Commonwealth
Conference was debating
whether Prince Charles
should succeed the
Queen as head of the
Commonwealth and
African bishops were
protesting at “colonial”
interference by Britain
in the matter of laws on
homosexuality. They
appear to be making
a habit of bad timing.
Royals don’t do
politics. Meghan Markle
does and obviously has
every intention of
continuing to do so.
Thank heavens the lad is
only sixth in line to the
throne. His bride is a
diplomatic disaster
waiting to happen and
I wish they were not
marrying but given that
they are I hope the
day is sunny both
metaphorically as well
as meteorologically, that
the families get on and
the bride looks bonny.
W
e seem to believe that a
young person is entitled to be
able to afford a property the
instant he or she lays aside the graduation cap and gown. Rot. It is no very great
disaster if millennials cannot buy in their
20s, nor is it any catastrophe if young
­singletons live at home while saving up.
Home ownership is very desirable but it is
a long way from essential at a young age.
Yes, there are things we need to tackle:
the availability of affordable housing, the
size of deposits now being demanded of
first-time buyers and the broadening of
schemes such as shared ownership are
but three examples.
That, however, is to enable ownership
not to confer it as a right.
children can’t learn the most important lesson too early: life isn’t fair
The purpose of education is to equip
children for the world: the world of work, of
social contact, of diversity, of striving and
of argument. They cannot grow up in an
artificial cocoon and then be expected to
cope with the realities of life.
Thus from an early age little ones know
that some people live in big houses and some
in very small ones. They know some of the
class have faraway holidays while others
stay at home. Some have pets, others don’t.
Some have daddies who go out to work and
some don’t. It is the result of doing no more
than mixing with other people.
At school I had a pencil sharpener in the
shape of a hedgehog which I called Horace.
Others had plain, functional ones and were
always borrowing Horace just because he
was fun. We all had different workbaskets for
the lesson we then called “needlework” and
mine was a wicker one from Singapore while
some girls had very posh, multi-tier ones.
We used to look at each other’s pencil cases,
geometry sets, art aprons, workboxes and
tennis rackets with curiosity and sometimes
with envy as throughout our lives we have
done with everything from sofas to cars to
children’s exam results. Yet now a
headmistress of a Northumberland primary
school has decided to “poverty proof” pencil
cases lest some child feels miserable that
other children have bigger or brighter ones.
Ordinary colourful and cheerful pencil cases
are banned and a uniform one introduced.
That sort of social manipulation does not
protect children: it exposes them to the
ultimate shock of discovering that the world
is not uniform and that everybody is not
materially equal.
Fortunately school can have only a limited
impact as pupils will still visit each other’s
homes and still observe the world about them.
So with any luck, despite the efforts of this
interfering headmistress, they will yet arrive
in the workplace without feeling shaken to
the core that the woman at the next desk has
a more fashionable handbag or the guy a
better watch.
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London’s knife and gun
crime murder rate might
be soaring but, never
mind, because its mayor
Sadiq Khan wants to ban what he
calls “harmful junk food” advertising on all Transport for London
services.
He says he wants to “help Londoners make healthy food choices
for themselves and their families”.
Strip away the patronising, noseholding guff and what that actually
means is: “You can’t be trusted to
make your own choices so we’re
making them for you.”
Sadiq has form on the issue. Two
years ago his sanctimony was
directed at adverts that might
­ reate “body confidence issues” ie,
c
models in bikinis. As I said at the
time, we live in a “discerning consumer society and those of us who
take exception to the ads can hit
the product-makers where it hurts
by refusing to buy their products”.
Whether it’s Sadiq’s posturing on
burgers and fizzy drinks or the
­unelected House of Lords frustrating the result of the EU referendum,
the message is the same: we know
­better than you.
If Sadiq is so anxious to lecture us
on our diets he can always put his
own money where his mouth is (for
a change) and set up a restaurant
chain like his fellow do-gooder
Jamie Oliver.
Hugh’s a funny man then?
Ever since he got caught with
his pants down on Sunset
Strip, Hugh Grant has
nursed a grievance that manifests
itself in supporting the sort of
press censorship that has put him
in the same bed as the distinctly
unlovely Max Mosley.
However, having just watched
him as the baddie in Paddington 2
(playing a superficially charming
thespian who is not all he seems,
as it happens), I will happily
concede that he is the finest
comedy actor of his generation.
Having presumably calculated
that the floppy-haired, stammering
public schoolboy persona of early
successes such as Four Weddings
might quickly pall, he has since
proved there is much more to his
repertoire (the scene in the first
Bridget Jones movie where his bad
boy character synchronises his
snarls to the revving of his sports car still makes me laugh).
So I’m looking forward to his latest role as the late Jeremy
Thorpe in BBC One’s adaptation of A Very English Scandal
this Sunday. While the Beeb’s promotion says the case
illuminated “the darkest secrets of the establishment” the
whole sorry saga had all the qualities of a black comedy.
I predict Grant will play a blinder.
My wife ran 10 kilometres in the
Race For Life to raise funds for
Cancer Research at Pontefract
Racecourse last weekend. I was very
proud of her and rather in awe, not
least because I don’t even run when my
bus is pulling away.
What was most awe-inspiring as a
mere spectator however was seeing
hundreds of groups of friends – in my
wife’s instance, her book club – come
together in the same cause. Nearly
everyone had a personal stake in the
event, either as cancer sufferers
themselves or as relatives, often of
loved ones claimed by the disease.
Over the years countless women like
them have raised hundreds of millions
of pounds towards vital research, a
modest, unassuming, but quietly
determined voluntary army who just
get on and do.
We should have Moore in the job
West Bromwich Albion almost avoided relegation from football’s
Premier League thanks to the inspiration of their caretaker boss
Darren Moore. Had he been appointed earlier they would have
probably missed the drop but a deeply lacklustre season under two
previous managers had already effectively sealed their fate.
If West Brom are stupid enough not to give Moore the job he has earned
can I suggest to my own club Bradford City (for whom Moore once played)
that we seize the opportunity and get him to fill our current vacancy?
There’s another point here too. When you consider the number of black
footballers to have graced the game over decades, the comparative
absence of them being trusted with the hot seat is as glaring as it is
embarrassing. Football management in this country runs the risk of looking
as pale and stale as your average Lib Dem parliamentary intake.
Clubs are happy to bask in the easy publicity of endorsing the Kick It Out
campaign against racism. But by failing to utilise all the talent and knowhow out there they shouldn’t be surprised if some of us start wondering if
it’s nothing more than a gimmick.
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Daily Express Wednesday May 16 2018
By Jan Disley
SHOCKING care home failings left
some elderly residents without a
bath or shower for seven weeks.
A recent report into Liverpool’s
Woolton Manor gave it an inadequate
rating for the third time in a row.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
inspectors said patients were still at
“serious risk” after recommended
measures to prevent injuries had not
been properly implemented.
Two unannounced visits were
made to the care home in February
and
inspectors
witnessed
one
resident waiting more than 15
minutes to go to the toilet as there
were not enough staff to help.
They also said bedrooms smelled
strongly of urine, some people went
significant periods without a bath or
shower and in the main only received
“bed baths”.
As well as issues over safety and
hygiene, the care home was criticised
for the lack of activities available for
residents. Most sat around all day
watching TV with “nothing to do”.
The report said: “This was the
same as at the last inspection, yet
despite this no effort had been made
to ensure people’s recreational and
social interests are catered for.”
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Ordeals of elderly not given
bath or shower for 7 weeks
Old soldier’s hospital death
quickened by a lack of food
A FORMER soldier’s death was
“accelerated” by a lack of
nutrition, an inquest was told.
Phil Gough, 86, was admitted to
Southport and Formby District
General Hospital with a minor hip
fracture in April 2017.
But following delays to insert a
feeding tube into his system after
he was designated “nil by mouth”,
the father-of-four died of
bronchopneumonia a month after
his admission.
At an inquest into his death,
Coroner Graham Jackson said
there had been “shortcomings” in
the widower’s care.
After the hearing on Monday, Mr
Gough’s devastated family, from
Ormskirk, Lancs, called for
changes at the hospital.
In a statement, they said: “The
coroner said our father’s death
was probably accelerated by a lack
of nutrition. It’s hard to describe
how much more pain that brings,
knowing that his death was
hastened in that way.
“It became apparent at this
hearing that our father did not
have the correct nutrition at
hospital for at least 12 days.
“How many elderly patients go
into the trust’s hospitals and are
subject to the same deficiencies
Fester
According to the report, which was
published earlier this month, staff at
the home were “polite and pleasant”
but support was not always provided
in a respectful or dignified way.
The home’s fire risk assessment
had also not been reviewed for eight
years, despite the fact it should take
place annually.
After a previous CQC inspection in
July 2017, the home’s nursing unit
was closed and it now has only 25
patients, despite a capacity of 66.
In 2016, one man told how his
89-year-old mother’s ulcer was left to
fester for 15 months after care staff
allegedly failed to treat it.
Jean Sass was later moved to a
new care home but her son Paul said:
“I feel really sorry for
the residents who are
in there. Some of them
don’t have anyone to
protect them at all.”
Arshad Chaudhry,
the owner of Woolton
Manor, yesterday said
he had been a care
provider for 25 years
but was now “in a
legal situation” with
CQC and could not
comment further.
CRUSADE
By Jan Disley
our father suffered? We can never
bring our wonderful dad back, but
we would dearly love it if the trust
made changes to ensure no other
family endures what we have.”
Mr Gough’s son Mark said: “It
was so distressing and frustrating
to wait hour after hour after hour
for the hospital to correctly begin
nasal feeding to our father.
“Once our father had agreed this
was to take place, a tube was
placed through his nose toward
his stomach.
“We then had to wait hours for
an X-ray to check it was in the right
place and hours for a doctor to
analyse the X-ray.
“It was found to be in the wrong
place so the whole process started
again. From when the decision to
begin feeding was made to when
feeding actually commenced was
almost two days.”
Juliette Cosgrove, director of
nursing, midwifery and therapies
at Southport and Formby District
General Hospital, said: “I have
offered Mr Gough’s family a
meeting to discuss any concerns
they have about his care.
“I send his family my sympathy
and sincere condolences.”
Army
veteran
Phil Gough
with his late
wife Joan,
who died
in 2016
SPEAK
NOW
BILLIONS
STILL
OWED TO
OR
FOREVER
‘Pay more
tax’ to make care free HOLD
CRUSADE
YOUR PEACE
MILLIONS
COMMENT
By Sarah O’Grady
Social Affairs Correspondent
OFFERING pensioners free
personal care based solely on
need would cut care home fees
and protect many from having
to sell their homes to cover the
bills, a new study suggests.
The move is the best way of
rescuing the UK’s crisis-hit
social care system, says health
charity the King’s Fund.
And it could be paid for by
adding just 1p to National
Insurance contributions or 2p
to a ring-fenced income tax
supplement.
The current system, which
sees fewer people receiving
publicly funded care every
year, will have a funding gap of
£6billion by 2030-31.
Returning to the higher
levels of access and quality
last seen in 2009-10 – before
budgets were hit by the current period of austerity – would
increase
the
chasm
to
£15billion.
Protecting people from selling their homes by implementing a cap on the lifetime costs
of care would cost £12billion.
The King’s Fund report,
called A Fork In The Road, says
the introduction of free personal care for older people with
PATCHING up the current
care system would not tackle
its fundamental flaws.
It is too complex, does not
protect people against
having to sell their homes to
pay for care and too often
fails to provide the support
older people need.
But what should replace
it? As the Government
prepares to publish new
proposals on social care, we
must ensure people get the
help they need and the costs
are sufficiently covered.
Everyone agrees that the
current funding system is
unfair. If it’s going to change,
at least two options should
be on the table. One is a
needs above the current threshold would cost £14billion.
In Scotland, free care is
already offered to pensioners.
The Daily Express Respect
For The Elderly Crusade has
consistently called for pensioners in England and Wales to be
shown the same generosity.
Simon Bottery, senior fellow
at The King’s Fund, said: “The
case for change is overwhelm-
SIMON BOTTERY
Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund
better means-tested system
– for example, one that
offers support to those who
cannot afford to pay the
costs of their care and has
some way of “capping” the
amount a person might pay
in their lifetime.
But our research also
suggests that a second
option should be one
offering free personal care,
similar to the system that
ing – patching up the current
system would be costly and not
tackle its fundamental flaws.
“However, there is no silver
bullet – the road to reform will
be difficult and costly, whichever option is chosen.”
With the population over 75
set to double, demand for care
is projected to rise dramatically
over the next 30 years.
Former pensions minister
operates in Scotland. Neither
idea is cheap – we estimate
they may cost an extra
£12-£14bn by 2030-31.
But simply carrying on
with the current system
would cost an extra £6bn so
reform might be better value.
Our work with the public
suggests that people are
willing to pay more in return
for a better system.
Many like the idea of a
dedicated social care tax.
But bringing the family home
into the equation is often a
non-starter.
Building public awareness
and agreeing on some of the
best options for funding is a
key step to reform.
Baroness Ros Altmann said:
“Fixing our broken social care
system is the biggest crisis facing the ageing population.
“The current system is not fit
for purpose and provides insufficient care for many. Returning
to pre-austerity funding is
not a solution either because
those needing care and the
costs of care have increased
significantly since 2008.”
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YOU’VE GOT TO GIVE MICHAEL CREDIT
COULD Michael Sheen be
quitting his day job? The Frost/
Nixon actor is trying his hand
at dishing out loans to people
who can’t afford large
repayment fees.
The 49-year-old opened a
credit office today as part of his
fight against high-cost loan
firms, cutting the ribbon at
Castle Community Bank in
Leith, Edinburgh. The Welsh
star founded the End HighCost Credit Alliance to battle
payday loan firms.
This comes after the actor
and activist vowed to devote
more time to campaigning for
the causes he supports.
Castle Community boss
Gordon Buchanan said:
“It’s our hope that having
Michael here will get our
name in front of a lot more
people who may be interested
in us.”
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WITH DOMINIQUE HINES
Will’s shock
over Willow
WILL SMITH has been left
“blindsided and devastated” by
his daughter’s shocking public
revelation that she self-harmed.
The star was stunned by 17-yearold Willow’s recent revelation that
she lost her “sanity” and would cut
her wrists after finding success in
the music industry at the age of nine.
The actor had no idea the young
singer, who has every privilege that
comes with being the daughter of
Hollywood stars Will and Jada
Pinkett boasting a combined
£200million fortune, was struggling.
“Will is very close to his wife and
children so Willow’s admission was
a blow,” a friend of the star tells Day
& Night about the father of three.
“He is being a bit hard on himself
and is stunned he and Jada missed
the signs.
“They used to have family
meetings where they sat in a circle
and everyone would confess to
something they did wrong that
month. The idea was there would be
no judgment or consequences so
the fact that Willow didn’t confess
before now was particularly tough
for Will.”
On Monday in the second episode
of Jada’s Facebook Watch series
Red Table Talk, Willow opened up
about releasing her hit song Whip
My Hair in 2010. During the episode,
which focused on surviving loss,
Jada asked Willow what her biggest
loss had been.
“I honestly feel like I lost my sanity
at one point,” Willow confessed.
“It was after that whole Whip My
Hair thing. I was kind of in this
grey area.
“After the tour and the promotion
and all of that they wanted me to
finish my album and I was just like,
‘I’m not gonna do that!’” Willow
continued.
“And after all that kind of settled
down it was like a lull. I was just
plunged into this black hole and
I was like cutting myself.”
Her confused and tearful mother
replied: “What? Really? When were
you cutting yourself? I didn’t see
that part.”
Willow, who pointed to a faint scar
on her wrist and admitted she
eventually stopped on her own
five years ago because she realised
“this is actually psychotic” and
explained that no one knew except
for one friend.
I HAV E INSIGHT. I HAV E SENT A
“SIMON AND I ARE STILL CLOSE.
FEW PEOPLE ALONG THAT I THINK COULD WIN IT.” SINITTA INSISTS
8 X FACTOR CONTESTANTS,
SHE HAS ALR EADY PICKED 201
WHICH KICKS OFF IN THE AUTUMN.
X FILES
actor
David
Duchovny is
said to be
fuming that
co-star Gillian
Anderson’s
exit from The X
Files has ended
the show.
Producers Fox
revealed they
will not bring
back the series
for a 12th
season because
of her exit, leading to the pair’s famously fractured relationship reaching an
all-time low. David, who had called a truce by taking to Twitter to congratulate
Gillian, 49, for her star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame earlier this year, now
has been left enraged.
Back in February David, 57, was a guest on the Australian breakfast show
Sunrise, where he was asked “how much longer” he’d be able to do the
sci-fi show for in light of Gillian’s departure.
Replying to the interviewer’s question, the actor simply stared her down
and said: “I don’t know.”
“So you’d just keep going?” she asked.
“You say that like it’s a bad thing – ‘You just keep going?’” he mimicked
back, leaving the TV host scrambling to smooth it over, before he added:
“You’re making it worse and worse.”
The sci-fi drama aired from 1993-2002, before a comeback in 2016.
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WHICH mainstream reality TV star
who projects the image of being
fun and friendly has already earned
a reputation as a diva over recent
weeks?
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IN LONDON: Former Dragons’
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RITA
EMILIA CLARKE,
below, and Thandie
Newton, left, stunned
all at the Cannes Film Festival,
this week as the British stars
promoted their roles in the
latest movie Solo: A Star Wars
Story at the 71st edition of the
event.
Game Of Thrones actress
Emilia, 31, who plays Han’s
childhood friend, femme
fatale Qi’Ra in the movie, was
the image of French chic in a
black peplum top with gold
buttons with calf-length flared
trousers, while Thandie pumped
up the glamour stakes in a
striking maxi-frock with its black,
white and mustard abstract
floral print.
The 45-year-old, who
appeared at the Palais des
Festivals this week, will
star as Val when the
movie is released in the
UK on May 25.
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IN GIRLS ‘SLUR’ STORM
RITA ORA has apologised after her new
single Girls was seen by some as being
homophobic.
The chart-topper has been accused of
making light of bisexuals in the track, which
includes the lyric: “Sometimes I just wanna
kiss girls girls girls / Red wine I wanna
kiss girls girls girls.”
Some singers such as US star
Kehlani said the song contained
“harmful lyrics” and “awkward slurs”
while singer-songwriter Hayley
Kiyoko claimed: “I don’t need wine
to kiss girls.”
Now Rita, 27, has been forced to
explain herself.
“Girls was written to represent my
truth and is an accurate account of a
very real and honest experience in
my life,” she wrote on Twitter
“I am sorry how I expressed
myself if my song has hurt anyone.
“I have strived to be a contributor
to the LGBT+ community
throughout my entire career and
always will be. Love, Rita.”
VIEWERS gave him
a bumpy ride on the
relaunch of Who
Wants To Be A Millionaire?
but Jeremy Clarkson
got a compliment of sorts
from fellow Grand Tour
presenter Richard
Hammond.
Of his longtime co-host
Jeremy, 58, who replaced
Chris Tarrant, 71, to front
the ITV series, Richard
said: “I thought he was
annoyingly good actually.
I’ve watched a couple of
them. He likes it. He gets to
sit down and he has the
name of the show written
down in front of him so he
can’t forget it. And it’s dry
as well, so it is nice for a
man of his age.”
After the first episode
disgruntled fans complained
with one saying: “That
Jeremy Clarkson is so rude.
Why didn’t they just get
Chris Tarrant to host it
instead?”
Another added: “Bring
back Chris Tarrant!”
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Pictures: GETTY, EPA
By Dominic Utton
F
OR any bride-to-be the
run-up to the big day can
be stressful. When you are
marrying the sixth in line
to the British throne and
the attention of the entire
world is focused on every detail
from the cut of your wedding
dress to the size of the reception
canapés, the pressure to get
things just right must be
overwhelming.
Pity Meghan Markle then. The
ongoing soap opera over whether
her father Thomas will be in a
position to walk her down the
aisle has transfixed the nation.
First we heard he didn’t want
to cause his daughter “embarrassment” after allegedly staging
photos of himself preparing for
Saturday’s celebration. Then
came the news he had changed
his mind after a phone conversation with Meghan – but would
still need the go-ahead from his
doctors after suffering a heart
attack last week. The former
Suits actress could be forgiven
for feeling she is losing control of
her special day.
But then if marrying into the
Royal Family means also wedding yourself to centuries of
tradition perhaps the nervous
bride can take some comfort
from the fact that even if dad is
not there on Saturday royal
weddings have a long history
of mishaps.
Distressing
though
the
absence of her father might be
for Meghan, back in 1328 Princess Philippa of Hainault had to
contend not with a missing
parent but a missing roof. Her
wedding to Edward III was conducted in York Minster, which
was still under construction and
the happy couple were forced to
say their vows in the middle of a
snow storm.
More recently the union of
Prince Harry’s mother and father
in 1981 is still held up as the ultimate in royal pomp but the
truth is it nearly didn’t happen.
Days before the ceremony Lady
Diana, then just 20 years old,
tried to call the whole thing off
after
discovering
that
her
32-year-old fiancé had not ended
his affair with mistress Camilla
Parker Bowles.
She was convinced to change
her mind by older sister Lady
Sarah McCorquodale (coincidentally an old flame of Charles) who
told Diana she had to go through
with it because “the tea towels
are printed”.
D
IANA later fluffed her
lines at the altar, pledging herself to “Philip
Charles Arthur George” instead
of
“Charles
Philip
Arthur
George”,
prompting
Prince
Andrew to quip: “You’ve married
his father.”
But if Harry’s mum came close
to backing out of her wedding,
in 2011 Princess Charlene of
Monaco – then plain old Charlene Wittstock – is said to have
made no fewer than three serious
attempts to escape her marriage
to Prince Albert.
According to the French press
she first tried to flee when visiting Paris to try on her wedding
dress, before making a second
bid for freedom during the
Monaco Grand Prix. Then a week
before she was due to walk up
the aisle royal officials are said
to have intercepted her en route
to Nice airport and even confiscated her passport.
The wedding went ahead,
however, and the couple are still
together though during the
ceremony Charlene was pictured
dabbing away tears.
Even the 70-year marriage of
Meghan’s new grandmother-in-
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HICKEY
DASHING
Irishman Pierce
Brosnan, who
turns 65 today,
has always been
flattering about
his fellow James
Bond actors,
with one notable
exception.
Relations with George Lazenby, who
played the role in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s
Secret Service, have long been strained.
“George is just an angry, old, p****d-off
guy,” Brosnan, pictured left, once
concluded, also remarking: “He seems to
be an unhappy camper about Bond. He
spits the dummy out.”
On the other hand, Lazenby explained:
“The only one I had a run-in with was
Pierce Brosnan. He thought I’d said he’d
make a good-looking waiter.”
But the 78-year-old, also pictured, claims
it was all a misunderstanding, adding: “I
didn’t say that. I’m not clever enough.”
STRONG-ARMED: Charlene Wittstock married Prince Albert of Monaco in 2011
When royal
weddings
go wrong
Meghan Markle’s father may
be turning her nuptials into a
drama but blue-blooded
ceremonies have a habit of
not going according to plan
law and current Queen saw a
few hitches on the big day. The
ceremony came within a whisker
of being delayed, first after
courtiers had to battle through
crowds to retrieve Elizabeth’s
necklace from St James’s Palace
and then after the frame of her
diamond tiara snapped as her
hairdresser attached the veil.
At least Meghan can be sure
her new husband loves her.
Seven monarchs before Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s wedding,
the union of the future George IV
and his cousin Princess Caroline
of Brunswick in 1795 seemed to
be doomed from the start.
A dissolute, overweight drunkard, his happy day – and choice
of bride – had been arranged
by his father who demanded
George wed her in return for
paying off his debts. The couple
married after having met just
once. Upon laying eyes on his
fiancée for the first time George
declared: “I’m not well! Get me a
glass of brandy!”
It then emerged that he was
already secretly married to one
of his mistresses: Catholic widow
Maria Fitzherbert. That wedding was quickly declared invalid
according to the new Royal
Marriages Act. After the service
George is said to have spent the
majority of the evening passed
out in a drunken stupor on his
bedroom floor.
And even if things don’t go
according to plan on Saturday
afternoon Meghan can be reassured that whatever happens her
THE drama surrounding Meghan Markle’s
father brings back memories of the
determination shown by the late Earl Spencer.
Having been in ill health since 1978, friends
feared he would struggle on the day of
daughter Diana’s wedding.
His son and successor Charles, the current
Earl Spencer, has recalled how his father
subsequently met with “global admiration”,
adding: “He walked my sister Diana down the
aisle of St Paul’s in 1981 with stiff, wavering
but determined steps.”
REUNITED with Paul O’Grady at the NHS
Heroes Awards, the Duchess of Cornwall
has struck up a friendship with the
entertainer in recent years.
Remembering the chaotic circumstances
behind their original introduction, O’Grady
has revealed: “The first time I met her I
was the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty
Bang Bang. The car broke down so they
had to stop the show and the producer
said, ‘Get up to the green room and say
hello.’ I was dressed as the Child Catcher
with the nose, the ears and the chin!”
NOW beginning his GCSE exams, Elizabeth
Hurley’s son Damian has his sights set on
following in her showbiz footsteps.
Son of American businessman Steve Bing
(proved after a DNA test), Damian made his
screen debut as Prince Hansel in TV drama
The Royals alongside a proud Liz. Critics have
not always been kind about his mother’s
acting talents.
THROW IN THE TOWEL? Diana
was talked into not pulling out
big day will be better than that of
Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
who in 1736 married George IV’s
grandfather Frederick, Prince
of Wales.
Their wedding ceremony was a
shambles. First Princess Augusta publicly begged her mother
not to leave her at the altar and
then, unable to speak a word of
English, she had to have her vows
shouted into her ear by Frederick so she could repeat them
phonetically.
As if all that was not spectacle
enough she rounded off proceedings in technicolour style by
vomiting all over her gown
and her mother-in-law Queen
Caroline.
Now that really would be a day
to remember.
THE role of Superman’s girlfriend Lois
Lane made her a global star but Margot
Kidder, who has died aged 69, did not have
high hopes for the hit
1978 film.
“I thought it was going
to be a flop,” the actress,
pictured, recently
admitted. “A lot of it was
arduous and dull. The
flying I didn’t think would
work either.”
On finally coming to
terms with the fame that
came with the part, Kidder also explained:
“For a while being typecast as Lois made
my vanity and narcissism scream. But now
my grandkids watch it and think I was
Superman’s friend so that’s a thrill.”
MANY happy returns to presenter, novelist
and Daily Express columnist Judy Finnigan
who turns 70 today.
Judy met future husband and TV presenting
partner Richard Madeley more than 35 years
ago when he joined Granada Television in
Manchester.
New employees at the time were given
what was light-heartedly described as a
“mother or father” to show them the ropes.
When assigned to Richard, Judy introduced
herself by cheekily announcing: “I’m your
mummy.”
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By Allister Hagger
WOMEN go weak at the
knees for men with long
legs, a study has found.
But, lanky fellows take
note. Legs must not be
too long as the “gangly”
look offers no
advantages at all.
Limb proportions were
tested on 341 American
women who were asked
to give male figures
marks out of seven.
The most attractive
figures had legs roughly
0.5 standard deviations
above the baseline –
slightly longer than
average – that “signal
the fitness of the
prospective mate”.
Dr William Skylark, of
Cambridge University,
wrote in the journal
Royal Society Open
Science that such men
are “associated with
high socio-economic
status, good nutrition
and developmental
stability”.
However, those with
overly short or long legs
are “associated with
poor health”.
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USERS of flash glucose monitoring wear a
sensor on their skin that tracks blood sugar
levels continuously. The data can be read
by scanning the sensor whenever needed.
Arrows also show if their blood glucose
levels are going up or down, indicating the
need for more insulin or carbohydrates.
THOUSANDS of diabetics are being denied
life-saving technology due to regional variations in health funding, a study has found.
Dozens of NHS clinical commissioning
groups are refusing to issue a hi-tech device
that monitors blood glucose levels.
Sufferers are left instead with the traditional “finger-prick kit” with a meter. Those
who use insulin often need to perform a
finger prick several times a day.
But “flash glucose monitoring” uses a
small sensor worn on the skin that records
blood sugar levels continuously and can be
read by scanning the sensor when needed.
The device – available to the NHS for less
than £1,000 – can free sufferers from the
pain of frequent finger-prick testing, making it easier to keep track of blood sugar.
Crucially, it reduces the risk of serious
complications such as amputation, blindness and stroke.
It is available in
Northern Ireland and
Wales but only in
two in five areas in
England and one in
three in Scotland, says
Diabetes UK.
The NHS groups
have decided against prescribing the flash
technology in 52 areas in England.
Thousands more sufferers are awaiting
decisions in 38 areas of England and by nine
health boards in Scotland.
There is no information on availability or
plans to review policies in 35 more areas.
Helen Dickens, of Diabetes UK, said:
“People’s health should not depend on an
unfair postcode lottery. Everyone should be
able to access the care and treatments necessary to safely manage their condition.”
The Department of Health and Social
Care issued a directive in November to
make the device available to Type 1 sufferers, but that is still subject to approval by
regional health bodies.
A reminder in January said: “Reducing
variation in the management and care of
people with diabetes is a key objective for
The new painless flash sensor
By Giles Sheldrick
the NHS in England. We are keen to ensure
that technology is made available to those
that guidelines suggest might benefit.
“Indications are that, taking into account
the overall impact on healthcare costs from
improved control of diabetes, the overall
costs from the use of flash glucose monitoring can be less than those that arise from
self-monitoring.”
Analysis by Diabetes UK shows that in
Yorkshire, flash is available in Sheffield but
not in nearby Wakefield.
Preston and Blackburn in Lancashire
have issued a blanket ban while nearby
Wigan and Manchester provide it.
In the Midlands, Birmingham does not
offer access while Wolverhampton has made
the device available. In the South-east,
Crawley has decided
against it, but Type 1
diabetics in Brighton
and Hove can get it
for free.
Flash is offered in
Somerset but not Dorset. And in London,
most boroughs have
agreed in principle to make it available.
Type 1 occurs when the pancreas, a small
gland behind the stomach, fails to produce
insulin – the hormone which regulates blood
glucose. If the amount of glucose is too high
it can, over time, damage vital organs.
Prime Minister Theresa May injects
herself with insulin up to five times a day.
Asked by a fellow patient about her
experience, Mrs May, 61, said: “You just
build that routine into your daily life. The
crucial thing to me is being a diabetic
doesn’t stop you from doing anything.”
Yesterday, NHS England said: “Earlier
this year we wrote to clinical commissioning groups reminding them of their responsibilities and of the guidance that exists
when it comes to flash glucose monitoring.
“Ultimately, it is the responsibility of local
GP groups, as they make these decisions.”
‘Your health should not
depend on an unfair
postcode lottery’
People with diabetes are,
sadly, very familiar with the
postcode lottery.
From access to treatment
and healthcare professionals
to technology and care, the
regional variation in care can
hit those with long-term
health conditions hardest.
Today, flash glucose
monitoring technology has
the potential to help
thousands of people safely
manage their condition.
After a successful campaign
to make it available on the
TYPE 1 diabetes sufferer Becca
Williams, who lives in one of the
areas refusing to fund the device,
was diagnosed five years ago.
Fed up fighting the NHS to make
the device available, she bought her
first FreeStyle Libre sensor
18 months ago and has self-funded
the new procedure ever since.
Teacher Becca, of Bromsgrove,
Worcs, says using this Department
of Health recommended flash
glucose monitoring device, which
lasts a fortnight, has not only helped
her in the classroom, but also offers
huge psychological benefits.
She said: “It has without a doubt
changed my life. The psychological
benefits are huge − not only has it
helped to remove a lot of the anxiety
COMMENTARY
HELEN DICKENS
Diabetes UK
NHS last year, it is now up to
local decision makers.
Northern Ireland, Wales,
70 areas in England and five
in Scotland have made it
available – and Diabetes UK
welcomes that decision.
But what happens to the
Benefits are huge… teacher Becca
that often comes with diabetes but it
also helps me to avoid burnout.
“I have to make sacrifices to afford
it, but it is definitely worth it.
“I teach nine to 10-year-olds and I
felt it is not appropriate to do finger
prick tests in front of them, which
meant I didn’t check my blood
glucose levels as often as I should
have done. This has made checking
a lot more convenient.
“No healthcare decision should be
based on where you live. This has
the power to change lives and
should be accessible to all.”
A Diabetes UK campaign for fair
and equal access to flash glucose
monitoring is backed by Type 1
diabetes charity JDRF and INPUT,
the diabetes technology charity.
people with diabetes who do
not live in one of those areas?
They are in the unfortunate
position of having to wait for
local health bosses to make
up their minds.
So if you live in Crawley,
you have to self-fund or forget
about using flash because you
cannot afford it. While those
living down the road in
Brighton get this lifechanging technology for free
if they meet the local criteria.
Because flash makes it
easier to monitor and better
control blood sugar levels, it
has the potential to improve
lives, save money and reduce
the risk of serious diabetesrelated complications such as
amputations and blindness.
In this day and age, it is
utterly unacceptable that
anyone’s health should rely
on an unfair postcode lottery.
People with diabetes have
already been waiting too long
for help with their condition.
Every area should now have
a policy on providing access
to flash on prescription.
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TRAVOLTA’S SATURDAY NIGHT WEAVER
John Travolta sports a new do at Cannes yesterday
JOHN Travolta has been
transformed into
infamous mob boss
John Gotti for his latest
blockbuster.
But his fans could be
forgiven for thinking
the star has had a
hairweave.
The Saturday Night
Fever actor was
pictured in 2011 with
considerably less
on top.
Once known for his jet
black quiff as Danny
Zuko, the Grease star,
64, sported swept-back
locks at the Cannes Film
Festival yesterday,
prompting speculation
that he had specialist
treatment.
The actor and his wife
of 27 years Kelly Preston
have teamed up in their
By Gillian Crawley
film Gotti in which they
star as the mafia boss
– nicknamed the Teflon
Don for his ability to
stay ahead of the law
– and his wife Victoria.
Much of the plot
revolves around their
stormy relationship.
Gotti was eventually
imprisoned for crimes
including murder in 1992
and died of throat
cancer 10 years later.
Some of the real-life
Gotti clan advised on
the film, lending Travolta
clothes from the
impeccably dressed
mobster’s own
wardrobe.
“They were hilarious,
adorable, articulate,”
Travolta said of them.
The Gotti star’s hairline prompted speculation that he may have had a weave
Smaller pub glasses ‘could
help stop binge-drinking’
REDUCING glass sizes in pubs and
restaurants may be the answer to Britain’s
binge-drinking problem, experts say.
Replacing standard pint and
175ml glasses for beer and
wine with two-thirds of
a pint and 125ml ones
could
cut
alcohol
consumption by 40
per cent, they claim.
Academics
have
estimated that cutting the standard
serving size of beer,
wine and cider by
25 per cent would lead
to 1,400 fewer deaths and
73,000
fewer
hospital
admissions every year.
The findings come from the results
of two studies by the universities of
Liverpool and Sheffield.
In the first, participants drank from
standard or reduced sizes while watching a
one-hour TV programme in a laboratory
kitted out to look like a living room.
Standard sizes contained 2.07 units per
serving, equivalent to a pint of weak lager,
By Giles Sheldrick
while reduced sizes contained a quarter
less of alcohol. In the second, participants
were invited to one of four pub quiz
nights in a bar selling alcohol in only
standard or reduced size glasses.
Standard servings were pints
and 175ml of wine, typically a
medium glass, while reduced
servings were two-thirds of a pint
and 125ml. Prices were adjusted
to ensure standard and reduced
sizes were the same value for
money. In both experiments volunteers could order as many
drinks as they wanted, so those
drinking from reduced servings
could order more.
Researchers found those who
were served relatively smaller
servings drank less alcohol in a
single session than those who were
served standard servings.
In the first study, reduced serving
sizes led to as much as a 22.3 per
cent decrease in consumption over
the one-hour period. In the second,
1,400
fewer deaths a year
if booze intake was
cut by 25%
reduced sizes led to as much as a 39.6 per
cent decrease over the longer three-hour
period. Dr Inge Kersbergen, from the
University of Liverpool, who led the
research, said: “The typical serving size of
beer in the UK of a pint is larger than many
other countries, so there is room for serving sizes to be reduced without making
them unrealistically small.”
The findings published in the journal
Addiction come after a separate study
showed regularly drinking more than
recommended limits is as smoking. University of Cambridge researchers
found a rise in all causes of
death when more than
12.5 units a week were
consumed, equivalent
to five or six standard
glasses of wine or
pints of beer.
But 10 glasses or
more was linked with
a shortening of life
expectancy by up to
two years while 18
drinks or more cut up
to five years.
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fears they could cheat.
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by more than 50 vigilante neighbours in
what one said was like an action scene
from TV drama The A-Team.
The group of residents responded
instantly after being alerted online via
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group to a break-in in Walsall, West
Midlands.
They sealed off the ends of the nearby
streets and cornered the suspect in a
back garden.
One resident said: “I looked out the
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the whole thing.”
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By John Twomey
A BULIMIC young woman
suffered the “most distressing”
death after taking highly poisonous diet pills she bought online, a
court heard yesterday.
Eloise Parry, 21, had taken eight
pills containing toxic dinitrophenol (DNP) before she died at
Royal
Shrewsbury
Hospital,
Shropshire, in 2015.
Prosecutor Richard Barraclough told Inner London Crown
Court DNP has been compared
to “Russian roulette” as “you
might survive, you might not”.
Albert Huynh, 33, Bernard
Rebelo, 30, and Mary Roberts, 32,
are being prosecuted by Harrow
Council in London for alleged
manslaughter over the death.
They are also charged with
supplying an “unsafe” food
supplement.
Mr Barraclough said : “On April
12, 2015, a vulnerable and young
woman aged 21 years suffered a
most distressing death, having
bought from the defendants – on
the internet – and consumed a
highly toxic chemical called
dinitrophenol.
“Eloise Parry had an eating
disorder and had been diagnosed
as bulimic.”
Jurors were told that Ms Parry
started taking the chemical in
capsule form in February 2015
and soon became addicted.
The
defendants
allegedly
bought DNP in drums from China
and – knowing it was not suitable
for humans – took efforts to
“deceive” the authorities.
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Three accused of killing girl
who ‘died in agony from diet
pills she bought on internet’
Rebelo,
left, and
Roberts,
right,
yesterday.
Along with
another
defendant,
they
allegedly
bought
DNP from
China and
sold it
online as a
slimming
aid
Bulimic
Eloise
Parry
died after
taking
toxic diet
pills DNP
Dangers
Operating from a flat in
Harrow, north-west London, the
trio made the capsules, selling
them online for a considerable
profit, the court heard.
Mr Barraclough added: “They
knew that DNP was dangerous,
not only because two of them had
consumed DNP themselves.
“But also because it was well
known in the area in which they
were operating that any number
of authorities and organisations
had warned against the dangers
of consuming this chemical.”
It is alleged the defendants
"cynically thwarted" authorities
such as the Food Standards
Agency and Interpol which tried
to close down their operations.
Mr Barraclough said DNP was
a “highly toxic substance when
ingested, inhaled or absorbed
through the skin” and just 200mg
can be lethal.
It causes weight loss by burning fat and carbohydrates.
“The result is that that person’s
temperature and metabolic rate
all dangerously increase,” Mr
Barraclough said.
DNP can cause multiple organ
failure, hyperthermia, nausea,
coma, muscle rigidity, cardiac
arrest and death, the jury heard.
“Essentially, this is what happened to Eloise”, he said.
Huynh, from Northolt, northwest London, and Rebelo and
Roberts, both from Gosport,
Hampshire, each deny two counts
of manslaughter and one count of
supplying an unsafe food.
Roberts also faces a single
count of money laundering.
The trial continues.
Family grief: Eloise’s mother Fiona Parry, grandmother Margaret and sister Rebecca
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the aircraft using two different routes
IKE so many schoolboys of my
generation I was captivated to reach their targets. A total of
when I watched The Dam 19 aircraft took off, each with a differBusters shortly after the film ent call sign. Gibson, just 24 years old
but already a veteran of more than
came out in 1955. There was so
much to enjoy. Not least the 170 sorties, was given the call sign
charismatic Richard Todd playing G-George.
The first aircraft took off at 9.28pm
Wing Commander Guy Gibson, the
commanding officer of 617 Squadron, on May 16 and the others soon
followed with the intention of strikand the distinguished Michael Redgrave’s brilliant portrayal of Barnes ing the dams shortly after midnight.
Wallis, the aeronautical engineer who For much of the time the bombers
flew low – at around 100ft – to avoid
devised the “bouncing bomb”.
It was the end of the film that I radar detection.
Several aircraft did not make it to
found most moving, capturing as it
did the poignant mix of emotions of the target area, either being shot
those returning from the raid. While down en route, having to return home
damaged or crashing into power lines
the crews had a sense of achievement,
due to flying at such dangerously low
having inflicted a vital blow against
altitudes. Those that did make it
the enemy, their joy was tempered by
faced other hazards quite apart from
the realisation that so many airmen
enemy fire: the Eder Dam, for examhad perished during the attack.
I watched the film more than 60 ple, was shrouded in heavy fog.
However 617 Squadron pressed
years ago at a cinema in British
Honduras (now Belize), where my ahead with its attack and the raid was
highly successful: both the Möhne
family was living as a result of my
father’s overseas posting. I remain and Eder dams were breached, while
as gripped today by the courage of the Sorpe dam was damaged but
the Dambusters’ aircrew as I was not breached. The Ennepe dam was
when I first saw the movie aged just struck but not seriously damaged.
On the return journey two more
nine or 10.
Now, on the 75th anniversary of the Lancasters were lost to flak but 11 of
the
19 bombers made it back to RAF
famous raid to attack dams deep in
Nazi Germany, I am delighted to pay Scampton, with the last aircraft –
which had been badly damaged by
tribute to those who risked – and in
many cases gave – their lives to carry enemy fire – landing at 6.06am on May
17. This meant that a total of eight
out one of the most daring assaults of
aircraft had been lost.
the Second World War.
Altogether 133 aircrew had taken
Even before war had broken out
in 1939 the British Air Ministry had part in the raid. Of these 53 were
killed, a casualty
identified the indusrate of almost 40
trialised Ruhr valper cent. A further
ley, including its
three men were
dams, as a potential
captured as prisontarget of major straers of war.
tegic value.
The raid had left
However the misthe Ruhr under an
sion to attack the
estimated 330 mildams grew out of a
lion tons of water.
concept devised by
Roads,
railways,
Wallis, who worked
bridges and an
as assistant chief
important military
designer at Vickers,
aerodrome
were
the
engineering
all washed away.
firm. Initially his
It
was
initially
design was intended
believed that 1,294
as an anti-shipping
men, women and
bomb but its potenchildren died from
tial value for dam
the floods.
destruction
was
The
Daily
soon identified.
Express’s
frontAn
immense
page headline after
amount of research
the attack read,
swiftly took place
Floods Roar Down
and by early 1943
Wallis had devised a IMPACT: Our front page, May 1943 Ruhr Valley, and
the success of the
drum-shaped
bomb, similar to a depth charge but audacious raid provided a muchneeded public relations boost for the
with a hydrostatic fuse, that could
war effort.
be spun backwards at 500 rpm. He
The government captured the
calculated that if dropped at the correct low altitude and from the right mood of the nation by rushing through a number of gallantry awards
release point the bomb would skip
along the water and strike the dam for the aircrew. Decorations were
wall before running down to its base announced in The London Gazette
where it would explode. In December as early as May 28 and 34 of the survi1942 and January 1943 testing was vors were decorated at Buckingham
Palace on June 22.
undertaken at Chesil Beach, Dorset.
Final tweaks were then made to the
plans before it was decided that up to
six dams should be targeted in May
1943 when water levels would be at
their highest and breaches of the
IBSON was awarded the Vicdams would cause the most knock-on
toria Cross (VC), Britain and
mayhem. Soon afterwards the newly
the Commonwealth’s highest
established 617 Squadron started
award for bravery in the face of the
training for a top-secret assignment enemy. There were also the awards of
codenamed Operation Chastise.
five Distinguished Service Orders
By the end of April 20 specially
(DSOs), 10 Distinguished Flying
modified Lancasters had gathered at
Crosses (DFCs) and four Bars, two
RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire under Conspicuous
Gallantry
Medals
the command of Wing Commander (CGM), 11 Distinguished Flying
Guy Gibson. During intense training,
Medals (DFMs) and one Bar.
often at night, they practised flying at
After the raid 617 Squadron was
the required 60ft as stipulated by
kept together as a specialist unit
Wallis. As an added pressure they had
and adopted a squadron motto of
to fly at exactly 232mph, with the
“Après moi, le Déluge” (“After me, the
bomb aimers trained in precisely how Flood”).
and when to release the bombs.
My personal interest in the DamIt was eventually decided to conbusters raid has now lasted more
duct the attack at night with the than six decades. After making some
Möhne, Eder and Sorpe dams chosen
money as an entrepreneur I have
as primary targets, while three others amassed several gallantry medal
(Lister, Ennepe and Diemel) were
collections, including the largest VC
identified as secondary targets for any
collection in the world.
surviving aircraft that were still armed
My collection of medals for gallantry
with their ingenious weapons.
in the air now includes not one, but
The bombs necessary for the secret
two, medal groups awarded to
raid were delivered to the squadron Dambusters’ crew: those of Charles
on May 13 after repeated tests and Ernest Franklin and Leonard Joseph
refinements.
Sumpter.
Three formations were chosen, with
Flight Sergeant (later Flying
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RAID OF 1943
Bouncing bombs unleashed
330 million tons of water
Pictures: PA, ALAMY
DEVASTATION:
The Eder Dam
is breached;
below, King
George VI visits
617 Squadron
after the
spectacular
mission
Officer) Franklin was awarded the
DFM and Bar, the latter for his
part in Operation Chastise, when as
the bomb aimer for O-Orange he
took part in the attack on the
Ennepe Dam.
Flight Sergeant (later Flight Lieutenant) Sumpter was awarded the
DFM and DFC, the former for his
role in the raid. As part of the crew
of L-Leather he took part in the
attack on the Eder Dam. I am
On the 75th anniversary of the most
audacious bombing mission of the Second
World War, military historian LORD
ASHCROFT pays a personal tribute to
those who took part in an attack that
devastated the Nazis’ industrial heartland
immensely proud to be the custodian of these medal groups.
Furthermore I have always
admired the bravery of men from
Bomber Command and so I became
a major donor to the Bomber Command Memorial that was unveiled
by Her Majesty the Queen in Hyde
Park in 2012 as a tribute to more
than 55,000 airmen who died during
the Second World War.
In 2015 I was touched when
Squadron Leader Les Munro, then
95 and the last surviving Dambusters pilot, offered to sell his
medals to pay for the upkeep of this
memorial. My solution to this issue,
which Les went along with, was to
offer £75,000 for the medals on the
basis that the money would go to
the RAF Benevolent Fund.
However I did not take possession of Les’s medals, logbooks and
other memorabilia. Instead these
were gifted to the Museum of Transport and Technology in Auckland.
Les, a New Zealander, sadly died
later in 2015, aged 96.
Today, as the RAF celebrates its
centenary year, I hope that the
nation will join me in saluting 133
participants from a unique raid that
richly deserves its place in British
folklore. The Dambusters were the
bravest of the brave and their sacrifice must never be forgotten.
● Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC
is a businessman,
philanthropist, author and
pollster. He is the author of six
books on bravery including Heroes
Of The Skies (heroesoftheskies.
com). For details about his
VC collection visit
lordashcroftmedals.com.
For information on his work visit
lordashcroft.com. Follow him on
Twitter@LordAshcroft
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My leg was half a mile up the
track...victim tells of horror in
new alert over level crossings
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‘I love him still,’ says Joy
Widow Joy
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Lucy Ruck was 17, above, when she was hit by a fast train on a level crossing. Today, right, she is fronting a campaign in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers
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A WOMAN who lost a leg when she
was hit by a train as a teenager is
now fronting a campaign warning of
the perils of level crossings.
Lucy Ruck, 43, was just 17 when
she was struck by a high-speed train.
She was hit so hard her leg was
found half a mile up the track.
The mum of two agreed to
spearhead
the
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Rail
campaign after a survey found that
only one in three 18 to 24-year-olds
thinks going on a railway track is
dangerous.
One in four said he or she would
ignore warning lights and try to run
across a level crossing in a rush.
Speaking about the day of her
accident, Lucy said: “I got the train
to Farnborough North in Hampshire
every day for a year.
“I got off the train and waited at
the level crossing gate which had
traffic lights. It was red because my
train was still in the station.
“As the train left, about five other
people opened the gate, passed me
and started walking across the track.
The light was still red.
“I wasn’t reckless or in a rush but
I went with the flow of the people
traffic – like a sheep, I went with
everyone else.”
But Lucy, who now lives in
Warrington, did not realise her train
was hiding a locomotive speeding
towards her at 65mph from the
opposite direction.
She said: “I was halfway across the
track and literally in front of my nose
was the train. I threw myself back,
my left leg went out behind me and
my right leg slipped out in front. It
was found half a mile up the track.
“My body went into shock so I
didn’t have any pain but my initial
thought was that I was paralysed
because I couldn’t feel anything.
“It was a huge shock. I’m incredibly
lucky to have survived.
“The thing I now think of is what it
must have been like for my parents.
Imagine getting a call saying, ‘Your
daughter’s been in an accident’.”
Network Rail said that since 2013,
roughly one person has been killed
on a level crossing every eight weeks.
In the past year, there has been a
12 per cent rise in the number of
incidents at level crossings.
Lucy, who walks with a prosthetic
limb, works for Business Disability
Forum, which encourages companies
to take on disabled staff.
She sometimes gets “phantom
pains” from her missing leg but
otherwise leads a normal, active life.
Driving over level crossings still
make her “shudder”, however.
Lucy said: “If I’d have been walking
a little bit faster, I wouldn’t be here
now. I would have been on the front
of the train and a statistic.
“My message to young people at
level crossings is to look. It’s more
dangerous than crossing a road
because of the speed, power and
force of a train.
“Nowhere is worth being on time if
you’re risking your life to be there.”
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TWO schoolgirl friends were killed by a
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Charlotte Thompson, 13, died with her
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They were trying to cross the tracks on
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Warning lights and alarms were still
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A WIDOW has heard a
loving message from
her RAF husband
recorded while he was
serving in India during
the Second World War.
Eric Wilkinson put the
message on vinyl for his
new wife Joy in 1945,
hoping it would arrive
before their first
wedding anniversary.
It was found on an old
record during an attic
clearout and played on
the BBC’s The One
Show. Members of the
RAF Association
reunited Joy Wilkinson,
95, with the recording at
the care home in Exeter
where she lives.
Eric died shortly after
the couple’s golden
wedding anniversary.
Joy said: “To hear
him say ‘I love you’ was
really something. And
of course I love him still,
although he has been
dead all this long time.”
The wedding day in 1944
Eric’s message said:
“Darling, today is
Monday 15th October
1945 and here is a
special message for you
from India.
“Oh my darling, how I
would love to be able to
celebrate November
21st with you in
Salisbury.
“My sweetheart, I do
miss you more than I
can ever say and I am
longing to be with you
again, you know that
don’t you?
“On the anniversary
of our D-Day, I’ll be
thinking of you very
specially.
“Those 21 days of
heaven were much too
short, but they’ve left us
with so many beautiful
memories.
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Nurse crushed to
death by digger
as she builds a
ramp to help OAP
A MOTHER-of-four was crushed to
death when a digger truck she was
operating toppled over in her garden.
Bridget Curley, believed to be a
nurse in her 30s, was moving earth
while building a ramp for her elderly
neighbour.
Police are still investigating the
exact circumstances of her death on
Monday morning, but it is understood
the truck tipped over and down the
sloped garden in Dollis Hill, northwest London.
A neighbour, who did not want to
be named, said: “There was a big
bang. We heard her shouting, screaming. We got there, but couldn’t do anything. The whole digger was over her.
She was caught underneath.
“It looks like she lost control and
either jumped out or fell and the
dumper came right on top of her. She
was breathing, but within minutes
had stopped.
“If it was just her leg, maybe we
could have done something. But we
were helpless.”
Cosmin Tudrache, 30, who lives on
the same street, said: “The entire road
was closed off. No one could drive in
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the street.
“I didn’t know what had happened
then. It’s very sad.”
The family home, a semi-detached
terrace house, has a sloping garden
area between the neighbour who Ms
Curley had been helping.
Police are appealing for witnesses
to the accident, which happened just
after 10am on Monday.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said
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injured woman.
He added: “Officers attended the
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the full circumstances of what happened. The woman was pronounced
dead at the scene.
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We await formal identification.
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KNIFE campaigners have
called for tough new sentences
after a quarter of shops were
found to still be selling deadly
blades to children.
Despite a government and
police crackdown, one in four
high street retailers was found
selling them to teenagers.
Homeware and DIY stores
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worst
offenders, with four in 10
youngsters sold knives even
though the law says buyers
must be 18 or older.
Stores in Scotland and
Northern Ireland were worst,
failing 41 per cent of the time
over selling knives to teens.
London stores were best,
with 18 per cent of retailers
there selling to teens.
Undercover
As knife crime soars to
record levels in Britain, an
undercover operation last
year found one in five
supermarkets was also selling
them to youths.
However, the retail agechecking
company
Serve
Legal – which carried out the
research – said 80 per cent of
retailers passed similar tests
over the sales of alcohol.
The findings come despite
major retailers signing up to
the Home Office’s voluntary
code.
They have pledged to
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ensure anyone who looks
under 21 or under 25 is asked
to provide ID.
Shopkeepers who break the
law face up to six months in
prison and unlimited fines,
but few face prosecutions.
Last month, an undercover
Daily Express operation found
knives are being sold to
children as young as 14 in
supermarkets.
Campaigners battling to
stamp out knife crime on our
streets branded the stores’
actions “inexcusable”.
The Ben Kinsella Trust –
set up by former EastEnders
actress Brooke Kinsella after
her brother was stabbed to
death in 2008 – has called for a
“two-strike rule” to be applied
to retailers who fall foul of
the law.
Spokesman Patrick Green
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Danny O’Brien, of the
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enforcement
and
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going up, this avenue needs to
be closed down.”
There were nearly 40,000
knife offences in Britain last
year, which led to 264 deaths.
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Daily Express Wednesday May 16 2018
Edited by Harvey Jones
email: harvey.jones@express.co.uk
Flawed conveyancing is
in need of serious reform
BUY TO FRET:
Too many
people are
losing out
when a sale
falls through
More than 300,000 property
transactions collapsed last year
as buyers pulled out, costing
vendors thousands of pounds.
The UK conveyancing system
leaves sellers exposed, as
buyers are free to withdraw at
the last minute without penalty.
One in five sales collapsed
due to broken chains, buyers
changing their minds or failing
to raise the necessary funds,
with half of vendors incurring
average costs of a hefty £2,727.
Some vendors lost more than
£5,000 in legal fees, search and
survey costs on the property
they had planned to purchase,
while many had to cut their price
to attract a new buyer.
Buyers were to blame in more
than two thirds of cases,
according to the HomeOwners
Alliance. Falling house prices,
which Halifax says dropped
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So if you are legally wed, make
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Rebecca O’Keeffe, head of
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“Nobody marries for the tax relief,
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MARRIAGE ALLOWANCE
Married couples can save up to
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if their partner earns between
£11,851 and £46,350 a year, or
£43,430 in Scotland. It does
not apply if they earn enough to
pay 40 or 45 per cent tax.”
You can backdate claims to
include any tax year since April 5,
2015, assuming you were eligible.
INHERITANCE TAX
Everyone can pass on £325,000 of
assets, free of inheritance tax
(IHT) on death. They can also
take advantage of the main residence nil rate band, which applies
when passing on your home to
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any children or grandchildren,
currently worth another £125,000.
O’Keeffe said this will rise to
£175,000 by April 2020: “At this
point, homeowners may be able
to pass on up to £500,000 to direct
descendants free of IHT.”
Married couples and civil partners can double this to a
maximum of £1million, because
they can pass their IHT allowance to their surviving spouse
free of tax on death. They can
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retain the tax benefits for
life, through the additional
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Neither of these is available to
cohabiting couples, which
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hefty 40 per cent IHT tax rates.
Same-sex couples can apply to
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tax breaks, but currently heterosexual couples cannot.
CAPITAL GAINS TAX
Every adult individual has an
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current tax year. Capital gains above that sum
may be taxed at either 10 or 20
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cent on investment properties.
O’Keeffe said married couples
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other free of tax, and use this to
double their CGT allowance.
She explained: “Split the assets
so that you both use your annual
allowances, with the lower taxpayer making the additional
capital gains to minimise the
tax due.”
PENSIONS
Married couples also have an
edge when it comes to workplace
final salary pension schemes,
which typically pay 50 per cent of
the income to a surviving spouse
when the policyholder dies.
Unmarried couples may still
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of scheme trustees, said O’Keeffe:
“You may have to jump through
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partner receives the money.”
TRANSFER OF ASSETS
The freedom married couples
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other allows them to take advantage of two other tax breaks.
The personal savings allowance
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outside an ISA, falling to £500 for
40 per cent taxpayers, while the
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£2,000 from dividends free of tax.
Tom Adams, head of research
at independent savings advice
site SavingsChampion.co.uk, said
spouses can take advantage by
splitting their investments and
savings, adding: “Any interest or
dividends that exceed these
allowances should go into the
name of the lower taxpayer.”
He warned: “That person
technically has sole access to the
money and may spend it.”
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3.1 per cent in April, have
created a buyer’s market with a
growth in gazundering, where
buyers cut their offer shortly
before exchanging contracts.
The Government recently
proposed housing market
reforms in a bid to stop this and
also gazumping, where rival
buyers put in a higher offer at
the last minute. Suggestions
include a voluntary reservation
agreement requiring buyers and
sellers to pay a nonrefundable
deposit early on, an idea
supported by two thirds of
Britons.
HomeOwners Alliance
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sellers often fork out thousands
in fees only to end up back at
square one. “The home selling
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Your Money
Holiday rip-off on the cards
Think twice before packing your
debit card when travelling abroad
this summer as hidden fees could
cast a cloud over your holiday.
Free banking stops at the UK
border and foreign transaction fees
and currency conversion charges
quickly add up, especially when
using your cards for a string of small
payments, such as buying a coffee
with a contactless card.
Pre-paid currency cards can also
be costly because of hefty loading
and renewal fees, according to
research from financial information
business Defaqto.
Brian Brown, head of insight at
Defaqto, advised planning your
holiday money early to escape
unnecessary fees, charges and poor
exchange rates. “Doing your
homework before you leave could
make your holiday money travel a
lot further,” he said.
The warning follows yesterday’s
Daily Express investigation, which
revealed that families also face a
multimillion pound rip-off when
changing holiday cash at the airport,
losing up to £354.17 for every £1,000
changed.
DEBIT CARDS
BEWARE: Hidden fees can add up
If you want your money to go the
extra mile this summer, you might
want to leave your debit card at
home. It may be free to use in the
UK but this does not apply overseas,
where you typically pay a transaction fee of up to 2.99 per cent, plus a
currency conversion fee.
Defaqto discovered this is the
most expensive method for
travellers in Europe, particularly for
small payments. A daily €5 (£4.40)
breakfast of coffee and a croissant
could incur charges of £1.50, which
would total £21 over a fortnight.
CREDIT CARDS
Credit cards are the hero of holiday
spending, especially if you choose
one with no overseas transaction
charges.
Credit cards also give protection
on purchases costing between £100
and £30,000, under section 75 of the
Consumer Credit Act.
Charges for a €25 evening meal
range from 31p to 66p, while the
same payment using a debit card
could cost between 44p and £1.85.
One in eight credit cards waives
fees on spending in Europe or
worldwide, including Halifax Clarity,
Creation Everyday, Santander Zero,
Post Office Platinum and selected
cards from Aqua, Barclaycard,
Clydesdale Bank, Lloyds, Metro,
NatWest, Nationwide, RBS, Tandem
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However, withdrawing cash out of
an ATM using a credit card is a bad
idea. Brown said: “You pay an
additional cash withdrawal fee and
interest accumulates from the day
the money is withdrawn.”
PREPAID CARDS
Pre-paid cards loaded with the
foreign currency of your choice stop
you going over budget as you can
only spend money you have loaded
on to the card, although you can top
them up while on the go using a
debit card or app.
Brown said some pre-paid cards,
such as Revolut and Loot, are
virtually free to use abroad, but
most have high fees or other catches
such as loading or renewal charges.
Of the 92 prepaid cards studied by
Defaqto, only six had no fees for
adding money, no service charges
and no renewal or dormancy fees.
The Revolut card is the best
known and one of only three cards
that can be used at no extra cost,
Brown added.
CASH
Carrying a little cash is handy for
small purchases, but avoid rip-off
airport money exchange booths.
Brown said: “Carrying large sums
can put you at risk of theft, so always
have a travel insurance policy that
covers lost or stolen cash.”
Beware of commission-free deals
as firms recoup costs by offering an
inferior rate. The best rates are
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TravelSupermarket.com expert
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Drinking out of the box
New wine business When In Rome
is offering drinkers a taste of things
to come, as it aims to convert Britons to the joys of drinking wine out
of a box.
It is set to expand internationally
after enjoying sales success with
Waitrose, whose customers have
developed a taste for its on-tap, nowaste format.
A £300,000 first round of equity
funding from Hong Kong investor
465 Holdings will boost the British
firm’s push into northern Europe
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this year.
The boxed wines, which stay fresh
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Founder and co-owner Rob Malin
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He linked up with two Italian business partners in Milan and a friend
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Last year growth soared when the
wines secured listings in 230 Waitrose stores and in Harvey Nichols.
When In Rome sources 12 wines
from eight craft Italian wineries,
ones Malin calls “undiscovered and
normally selling only locally”. The
Maisha
Frost
2.25 litre boxes (priced from £25) are
made to their specification and
hand-filled at source, while the
operations and marketing are run
from the UK.
Greater environmental awareness
and a public desire for provenance
have made When In Rome’s arrival
especially timely. “The eco-maths of
drinking wine out of a box rather
than a heavier bottle is in our favour,”
says Malin. “We can ship triple the
volume per pallet, so is cheaper, and
our outer box is easily recycled.”
The boxed trade accounts for only
three per cent of volumes drunk in
the UK, compared to 40 per cent in
France and 60 per cent in Sweden.
“Environmental considerations in
Sweden, where the boxed wine is of
lower quality, and sales controls in
Finland, both provide us with great
opportunities,” believes Malin.
One of the biggest challenges,
negotiating steep growth, has been
overcome already. “Waitrose
embraces the ‘alt-packaging’ trend
to boxes and cans that is under way
in the industry,” he says. “They
A TASTE
OF
THINGS
TO COME:
Founder
Rob Malin
has his
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millionpound
turnover
this year
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ambitious mindset, according to
Pierpaolo Petrassi, Waitrose’s beers,
wines and spirits head buyer. “Rob
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events, seizing the opportunity to
get consumers sampling his product.
His timing is perfect as customers
appreciate the flexibility and
convenience of choice wine from a
bag-in-box, during the festival
season and beyond,” he said.
With the brand’s most popular
wines, a bold red Sicilian Nero d’Avola
and award-winning white Sauvignon
IGT Venezia Giulia, the firm is banishing memories of when bulk was
bad, as well as seeing its AngloItalian efforts contribute to wider
change. “The wineries are our partners,” says Malin. “In Sicily demand
for wonderful food and drink is helping a new generation of entrepreneurs
to be independent and operate diff­
erently. We hope we’re helping that
as we fuel a revolution at home.”
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Letters
Miliband’s arrogance over
Brexit is just breathtaking
FOLLOWING his humiliating
defeat to his brother Ed in the race
for the Labour leadership in 2010,
David Miliband scuttled off to the
USA to take on an executive post
for a charity.
Eight years on and he pays a
flying visit back to this country and
thinks he can berate us as to the
follies of Brexit (“Miliband tries to
foil EU exit”, May 15).
Who does he think he is? Such
arrogance astounds me. It is to be
hoped that he boards a plane soon
and gets on with his megabucks
job. We don’t need him so let
America keep him.
Ruth Peberdy,
Bridgwater, Somerset
Get back to America and
talk your rubbish there
DAVID Miliband epitomises the
modern day politician. Do they
listen to us on Brexit, the NHS,
crime and immigration?
He, like so many of them, seems
only interested in his views, not
ours. The Remainers have said how
bad it will be if we leave the EU but
how bad will it be if we remain?
Billions in the red? Made to join
the euro? All our taxes controlled
from Brussels? All our laws too?
And that is just for starters, so I
don’t trust you, Mr Miliband. Go
back to America and talk your
rubbish there.
Derek Chappel,
Hatfield, Herts
Do not allow students to
get their way over poll
THE suggestion by more than one
million students that the Brexit
vote be redone now that they are
old enough to vote is amusing,
unrealistic and potentially
dangerous (“Students demand a
vote on leaving”, May 14).
The reality is that the vote has
been completed and that’s it.
If only we could revisit a few
other past votes I am sure the
world would be better; no
President Trump for example.
Democracy is still the best option
and so long as it is fair all should
accept the vote of the majority and
move on.
Dennis Fitzgerald,
Melbourne, Australia
Let result stand and stop
trying to move goalposts
WE have all known general
elections when we were unable to
vote because we were not at the
minimum age but surely we are not
going to rerun all of those?
We have had a few referendums
in the last couple of decades
including the 2011 referendum held
on May 5, 2011 on whether to
change the voting system for
electing MPs from first past the
post to the alternative vote.
We voted “No” but it has never
been suggested that we have a
second referendum on this because
some people could not vote,
because they were under age.
Let’s have a political system that
is fair and square, let’s not keep
changing the goalposts.
Daniel Burton,
St Leonards-on-Sea, E Sussex
Jurors must ensure Ulster
vets are found not guilty
I AM disgusted at the way our old
soldiers are being hounded by
lawyers (“Outrage at ‘witch-hunt’
of our hero Ulster veterans”, May
12) so might I suggest an answer to
the problem.
I think anyone who finds
themselves on a jury of such a case
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NHS not to blame
for the country’s
obesity epidemic
101 years old and still
flouting tradition...
U
WITH all the current interest in obesity I fail to see why
the NHS is now being accused of “failing” obese people
(“NHS ‘failing UK’s obese’ as nine in 10 suffer abuse”,
May 15).
Being obese is generally a personal choice. Nobody is
force-fed junk foods. Nobody can expect to have an NHS
personal trainer/shopper standing at their side 24-7
helping to guide them through the trials of eating.
If people overeat and don’t take any exercise they will
get fat, it’s a fact of life.
Can we please stop all this Government intervention
and NHS blame culture and accept that the answer lies
in our own hands.
If people want to gorge on takeaways and sweets,
telling them not to won’t make the slightest difference.
The people to blame are the parents who can’t be
bothered to educate their children on how to eat
healthily. That’s not the NHS’s fault.
Liz Armstrong,
Englefield Green, Surrey CULTURE: Being overweight is a lifestyle choice
should find the soldier not guilty.
Juries are there to make sure
justice is done, not for the benefit
of lawyers.
If enough of these cases are
found to be not guilty it might stop
this bad justice and save the
taxpayers a lot of money.
Marion Haynes,
Rainhill, Merseyside
Our sympathy for Meghan
over her father’s decision
ALL possible sympathy and
empathy to Meghan Markle on her
dad’s decision not to give her away
(“Meghan’s dad not going to
wedding”, May 15).
We’ve all been in the position of
endeavouring to do the right thing
by trying to include unpredictable
relatives in our weddings and
happy family gatherings.
Hopefully he doesn’t change his
mind now, as if he does the focus
on this amazing occasion would be
nearly as much on him as on our
happy couple. Bless their hearts.
I suspect that the high degree of
exposure has been at the root of
the situation for him all along.
Nancy Boardley,
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Clamp down on the sale of
these lethal crossbows
IT is absolutely amazing that we
have some of the most stringent
gun laws in the world yet anyone
over 18 can walk into a shop and
come out with a crossbow that will
go straight through a person from a
long distance and with no noise.
How can this be right (“Scandal
of deadly crossbows sold on High
Street”, May 14)?
Alan Holmes,
Shirebrook, Notts
SHOULD UK QUIT THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST?
I SAW the interview with
UK Eurovision singer
SuRie (Day&Night, May
15) and it struck me just how bad
things have become.
Long gone are the days of
Brotherhood Of Man and Bucks
Fizz, when we actually won the
competition.
Now we find ourselves talking
about a man invading the stage,
just to deflect from the fact we
finished 24th out of 26th.
As pleasant as she seems, I’d
never heard of SuRie and probably
won’t hear about her again.
It’s just embarrassing and I don’t
know why we bother entering.
David Henderson,
Bolton, Lancs
Yes
THE Eurovision Song
Contest divides the
nation but I for one love
watching it each year, no matter
how the UK entry gets on.
It is so bad it’s good and I’m not
sure anybody really takes it that
seriously.
The whole drama surrounding
our performance and subsequent
heroic failure is all part of the
entertainment.
The politics of Europe and all the
tactical voting means it is virtually
impossible for the UK to win but
that’s part of the fun. I just wish we
still had Sir Terry Wogan’s dry wit
in commentary each year.
Jenny Robinson,
Doncaster, S Yorks
No
Airport currency has been
a total rip-off for 40 years
SO a chap who had booked a last
minute holiday with his father
needed to buy his currency at the
airport (“The great holiday cash
rip-off”, May 15).
He was supposedly changing
£220 and only getting the
equivalent of £193 in euros, which
he quite rightly complained was a
rip-off.
I fully agree with him. But why
did he change so much? Why not
just change enough for his
immediate needs abroad and
change the rest at a better rate
once he had arrived at his
destination?
But I’m not in the least bit
surprised. When I first started
holidaying abroad in the 1970s I
was told not to buy my currency at
the airport as the “rates are very
poor and you can do far better
elsewhere”.
Forty years later it appears it is
still true.
Greta Sunderland,
Heald Green, Cheshire
Goodbye Peter, a man in
touch with ordinary folk
PETER Hill, you completely ruined
my day with the news that you’re
no longing writing your column (By
The Way, May 15).
My very best wishes for your
retirement but I will miss your
words of wisdom every week.
Why is it that you nearly always
managed to write the words that
the ordinary British people were
thinking?
Wendy Miller,
Romsey, Hants
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(Homer Simpson).
NDER normal circumstances,
this column is a celebrity-free
zone, that restriction covering
not only film and TV celebs but
also the royal family. However events
of the past few weeks in royal circles
have been too momentous to ignore.
I refer, of course, to Meghan and
Louis, both of whom you may have
heard of. The former is the name
conferred on the baby okapi recently
born at London Zoo, while Louis is the
name given to the baby camel born at
Blackpool Zoo on the same day as
Prince Louis was born to William and
Kate in London.
With their shared royal connections,
it would be no surprise if the young
okapi and camel were to meet, perhaps
in the grounds of Windsor Great Park
when visiting Her Majesty the Queen.
The nature of their conversation on
such an occasion is, of course, a
matter for pure speculation but I have
never been one to shy away from
speculation, so here goes.
The scene: a shady glade in Windsor.
A camel is idly chomping its way
through whatever vegetation it can get
its lips around. An okapi ambles into
view and fixes the camel with a steely
gaze. “Oy!” says the okapi, “keep your
choppers off my leaves.”
The camel continues its chomping
until it has swallowed the mouthful.
Then it speaks in a haughty but
dignified manner: “And who might you
be that you claim they are your
leaves? I’ll have you know that I am
Louis the Bactrian camel and I’m
named after a Prince of this realm.”
“Well I am Meghan,” says the okapi,
“and I am named after a woman who is
going to be a princess when she
marries the man who is fifth in line to
the throne.”
“If you mean Prince Harry,” says the
camel, “then I’m afraid you’re out of
date. He’s sixth in line now, having
been bumped down from fifth place by
Louis himself.”
“I do mean Prince Harry,” says
Meghan the okapi, “and I’m sure he
told me he was fifth in line. But you
may well be right; that was some time
ago.”
“Hey!” says the camel, brightening
up considerably. “I’ve just realised
something.”
The okapi looks puzzled for a
moment, then enlightenment comes to
her too. “I know what you’re thinking,”
she says, “and you’re absolutely right.”
Then, both animals speak together:
“Auntie!” shrieks Louis; “Nephew!”
squawks Meghan, and she suggests
they should play together and share
the leaves.
After thinking it over, however, Louis
is not so sure it’s a good idea. “I’m a
real prince,” he says. “You’re just a
commoner; and I’m pure bred of good
English stock. You’re American. That
makes you a colonial.”
“Don’t make me laugh!” says
Meghan. “Your mum was a commoner
too before she married, and Bactrian
camels came from Bactria, which was a
region on the steppe of central Asia. At
least okapis were discovered by Sir
Harry Johnston of England in 1901.”
Louis is impressed at her erudition.
“Love your stripey legs,” he purrs, and
a long-lasting friendship begins.
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Looking like a cross
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lizard, a hedgehog and a
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treated as sacred by the Lele tribe
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meanwhile, the strange qualities of
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favoured ingredient in traditional
medicine. With most of Asia’s four
species of pangolin on the brink of
extinction, the trade has turned to
Africa, where ruthlessness and
poverty are fine business partners.
Pangolins: The World’s
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showed us into the world of these
Matt Baylis
on last
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magnificent, reclusive creatures,
who roll into tiny, armoured balls at
any sign of danger.
Equally magnificent was Maria
Diekmann, an activist saving
pangolins one at a time from her
small base in Namibia. To say that
this woman loved pangolins would
be inadequate. This was a woman
who hand-reared an abandoned
baby pangolin. This was a woman
who went into tough shanty towns
to talk to the people selling the
animals on the black market, and
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paying them.
For all the strong emotions that
Maria felt, she was also a respected
naturalist and conservationist.
While saving the scale-covered
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Even with the help of local keeper
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the adopted baby pangolin,
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an adoring child), you sensed
Maria’s love and anger and
experience weren’t going to be
enough for this global problem.
Happily, she was not one of those
experts who think they’re the only
people who can make a difference.
Travelling to Vietnam, Thailand
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and China, Maria connected with
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Realising China’s old traditions
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David Dickinson and the team head to
Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire,
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3.59 ITV Local Weather (W) (S) v
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5.00 The Chase Bradley Walsh
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6.00 Countdown Word game. (R) (S)
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8.30 Frasier Derek Jacobi stars. (R)
9.00 Frasier Two possible versions of
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9.35 Frasier Roz tries a perfume that
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11.00 Undercover Boss USA
The chairman of a Native American
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12.05 Coast Vs Country
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1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers (R) (S)
2.10 Countdown Guest Dr Linda
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11.15 Paddington Station 24/7
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12.10 5 News Lunchtime (S)
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The doctors treat an eight-year-old
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a blizzard to reach a patient on a
remote farm and is also called out
to assist graduate vet Katie with
an emergency caesarean. (R) (S)
3.15 Maniac Mom 2017 Premiere.
Mandy, a mother in a new town finds
herself ostracised after her young
daughter outperforms another
woman’s daughter. Thriller, starring
Jessica Blackmore. (W) (S)
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Mark to fix Paul’s car, but her brother’s
suspicions are aroused. (AD) (R) (S)
6.00 Home And Away As the
search for Ava intensifies, Justin
suspects that Dean may be involved
in her disappearance. (AD) (R) (S)
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Paddy make a pact, while Amelia
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Christine throws her two dates
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who suffers from MS is brought
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With guest panellists Wilfried
Zaha, Funmbi Omotayo and
12.05 Versailles Secret discussions
12.05
Friday Night Dinner (AD) (R)
Rochelle Humes. (R) (W) (S)
Home And
Away:
Robbo takes
the stand at
his trial, which
is halted by
a dramatic
development,
6pm
7.00 Police Interceptors
Paul ‘Jacko’ Jackson is forced
to draw his Taser, dog handler
Mo pursues two stolen cars
through Middlesbrough and Steve
runs after an uninsured driver
who has ditched his car. (R) (S)
Followed by 5 News Update. (S)
8.00 GPs: Behind Closed
Doors Doctors deal exclusively
with the vital issue of mental
health, treating patients including
a young man seeking help
because he thinks he is hearing
voices inside his head. (AD) (S)
Followed by 5 News Update. (S)
9.00 Rich House, Poor House
H Well-off Tony and Sarah Page
West Yorkshire leave their
H from
eight-bedroom house behind to
trade places with the Hollands,
who live in a three-bedroom
council house in a Hartlepool.
See Pick Of The Day. (S)
10.00When Kids TV Goes
Horribly Wrong Andi Peters
narrates a compilation of classic
children’s TV mishaps, featuring
contributions from presenters
including Sarah Greene, Sally
James, Pat Sharp, Gaz Top, Toby
Anstis, as well as John Leeson,
the actor who played Rainbow’s
giant teddy bear Bungle. Plus, a
campfire burning out of control in
the Blue Peter studio and some
inappropriate adverts. (R) (S)
(S) 12.35 High & Dry (R) 1.00 How’d
You Get So Rich? (R) 1.45 FILM:
12.20 Jackpot247 Viewers take part
The
Descendants 2011 (15)
in live interactive gaming. (W) 3.00
Drama,
starring George Clooney.
Grantchester. A man confesses to
1.00 SuperCasino (S) 3.10 GPs:
12.50-6.00 BBC News Round-up of
(AD) (SL) 3.45 Gok’s Fill Your House
Sidney and Geordie that he attacked
Behind Closed Doors (R) 4.00 Get
the latest national and international
For Free (R) 4.40 Steph And Dom’s
and
killed
his
landlord.
(AD)
(R)
(W)
Your Tatts Out: Kavos Ink (R) 4.45
headlines, including weather forecast
One
Star
To
Five
Star
(R)
(S)
5.05
(S) 3.50 ITV Nightscreen 5.05-6.00
House Doctor (R) 5.10 Great Artists
updates and sport results. (W) (S) v
Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures (R)
The Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (SL) (W)
(R) 5.35-6.00 Wildlife SOS (R) (SL)
(S) SUBTITLES (R) REPEAT (AD) AUDIO DESCRIPTION (SL) SIGN LANGUAGE (W) WIDESCREEN v Regional variations opposite H Recommended H H Outstanding
Film
and unexpected close encounters
occur through the court. (AD) (R) (W)
(S) 1.00 Versailles (AD) (R) (W) (S)
1.55 Sign Zone: Britain’s Biggest
Warship (AD) (R) (SL) (W) (S) 2.55
Sign Zone: Murder, Mystery And
My Family (AD) (R) (SL) (W) (S)
3.40-6.00 This Is BBC Two (W) (S)
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televisionexpress
5STAR
6.00 Teleshopping Home shopping.
8.00 Cats Make You Laugh Out
Loud 3 Compilation of videos. (S)
8.25 Dance Moms US reality series
about the world of competitive dance.
9.10 According To Jim Cheryl asks
Jim to rent some storage space. (S)
9.40 According To Jim The father
attends a couples seminar. (S)
10.10 8 Simple Rules Kerry makes
a video. Starring Katey Sagal. (S)
10.40 8 Simple Rules Cate’s youthful
antics come back to haunt her. (S)
11.05 Benefits Britain: Life On
The Dole Roma people. (S)
12.05 Police Interceptors A 999
call leads to a drugs bust for Liam. (S)
1.05 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away! From Manchester. (AD) (S)
2.05 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away! The agents chase almost
£3,000 owed by takeaway owners. (S)
3.00 Neighbours Aussie soap. (AD)
3.30 Home And Away Robbo takes
the stand at his trial, which is halted
by a dramatic development. (AD) (S)
4.00 Will & Grace Karen sees
how happy Grace is being pregnant.
4.30 Will & Grace Karen asks Jack
to keep an eye out for another job.
5.00 8 Simple Rules
Cate is offered a promotion and has
to spend more time at the hospital. (S)
5.30 8 Simple Rules Bridget and
Paul find themselves alienated. (S)
6.00 Neighbours Chloe persuades
Mark to fix Paul’s car. (AD) (R) (S)
6.30 Home And Away Olivia and
Hunter discover Ava’s backpack. (S)
7.00 On Benefits: Famous &
Claiming Catching up with
individuals featured in past episodes.
8.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away! The officers try to recover
£13,000 owed by a car dealer. (S)
9.00 Greatest Ever Movie
Blunders Mistakes in movies. (S)
10.00 Star Alex begins to warm to her
staged media romance with Noah. (S)
11.00 Rich Kids Go Skint
12.00 Rich Kids Go Skint 1.00
Riverdale (S) 2.00 Get Your Tatts Out:
Kavos Ink (S) 3.00 Get Your Tatts Out:
Kavos Ink (S) 4.00-6.00 Teleshopping
5USA
6.00 Teleshopping Buying goods
from the comfort of home.
9.00 Access Latest showbiz news.
9.05 Catch A Contractor
An unlicensed contractor is
pressured to deliver on his promises.
9.25 Rookie Blue The 15 Division
confronts a dangerous gang.
10.10 Law & Order McCoy tries
to trap a crooked lawyer. (S)
11.10 NCIS: New Orleans
A sailor’s murder seems to be
connected to a biker gang rivalry. (S)
12.05 NCIS: New Orleans
Pride travels to a deep-sea oil
rig to investigate a brutal murder.
1.05 NCIS In the first of a two-part
story, the entire team is put in danger
while hunting for the killer of a former
NCIS agent. Mark Harmon stars. (S)
2.00 Longmire Walt deals with the
aftermath of Henry’s arrest, while
Branch recovers from being shot.
3.00 Law & Order Briscoe and
Curtis come up against the Mob. (S)
4.00 Law & Order The fatal stabbing
of a psychologist draws Briscoe
and Curtis into a heated divorce
case and pits McCoy and Ross
against a manipulative attorney. (S)
5.00 FILM: The Wrong Mother
2017 (PG) Thriller, starring Vanessa
Marcil and Stephen Snedden. (S)
6.50 Access Latest showbiz news.
7.00 NCIS McGee is sent to a
women’s prison to interview a murder
suspect, but ends up being captured
and held hostage by the inmates. (S)
8.00 NCIS Ducky is attacked by a
woman who accuses him of war
crimes. David McCallum stars. (S)
9.00 Rookie Blue Sam searches for
the person who shot a teenager.
10.00 Grimm A string of brutal murders
leads Hank and Nick to an escaped
convict who is seeking revenge. (S)
11.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit A student files a claim
of rape against her professor, but he
insists they had consensual sex. (S)
11.55 Law & Order: Los Angeles
Featuring a hit-and-run incident. (S)
12.55 CSI: NY (S) 1.50 CSI: NY (S)
2.50 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
(S) 3.50 Access 4.00Teleshopping
Radio 1
FM: 97.6-99.8 MHz
6.30 Breakfast Show With Scott Mills. 10.00 Clara
Amfo. 12.45 Newsbeat. 1.00 Matt And Mollie:
Featuring music, news and chat. 4.00 Greg James.
5.45 Newsbeat. 6.00 Greg James. 7.00 Annie Mac.
9.00 The 8th With Charlie Sloth. 11.00 Huw Stephens.
1.00 Benji B. 3.00 Radio 1 Comedy – Niki And
Sammy’s Peachy Podcast. 4.00-6.30 Adele Roberts.
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
5.00 Vanessa Feltz. 6.30 Chris Evans. 9.30 Ken
Bruce. 12.00 Jeremy Vine. 2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon. 5.00 Jo Whiley & Simon Mayo. 8.00 The
Folk Show. 9.00 Old Grey Whistle Test 40. 10.00 Sara
Cox. 12.00 OJ Borg. 3.00-5.00 Pick Of The Pops.
Radio 3
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
6.30 Breakfast. 9.00 Essential Classics. 12.00
Composer Of The Week: Brahms. 1.00 News. 1.02
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert. 2.00 Afternoon Concert:
Penny Gore presents the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra in concert at Sage Gateshead performing
music by Beethoven, Ravel and Berlioz. 3.30 Choral
Evensong: From St Pancras Church in London, as part
of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music,
with director of music Christopher Batchelor and
organist Douglas Tang. 4.30 New Generation Artists:
Violinist Aleksey Semenenko plays Tartini’s Devil’s Trill
Sonata, and Waxman’s Fantasy on themes from Bizet’s
opera, Carmen. 5.00 In Tune: Live performances from
lutenist Thomas Dunford and countertenor Iestyn
Davies, ahead of their separate forthcoming London
recitals. 7.00 In Tune Mixtape: An eclectic non-stop
mix of music, featuring old favourites together with
lesser-known gems, and a few surprises. 7.30 Radio 3
In Concert: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays
Stravinsky’s Firebird and Beethoven’s Emperor
Concerto with pianist Kirill Gerstein, live from the Royal
Festival Hall in London. 10.00 Free Thinking: Shahidha
Bari looks at British design pioneers Enid Marx and
Edward Bawden, and visits the V&A with 2018 New
Generation Thinker Lisa Mullen. 10.45 The Essay: To
The Barricades! Michael Goldfarb explores how ideas
in literature and cinema influenced students actions in
Paris, Prague, London and New York in 1968. 11.00
Late Junction. 12.30-6.30 Through The Night.
Radio 4
FM: 92.4-94.6 MHz LW: 198 kHz
5.30 News Briefing. 5.43 Prayer For The Day. 5.45
Farming Today. 5.58 Tweet Of The Day. 6.00 Today.
8.30 (LW) Yesterday In Parliament. 9.00 Only Artists.
9.30 Classified Britain. 9.45 (LW) Daily Service. 9.45
(FM) Book of the Week: The Book: A Cover-to-Cover
Exploration Of The Most Powerful Object Of Our Time.
10.00 Woman’s Hour. 10.56 The Listening Project.
11.00 A Church In Crisis. 11.30 Ability. 12.00 News.
12.01 (LW) Shipping Forecast. 12.04 Dr Broks’
Casebook. 12.15 You And Yours. 12.57 Weather.
1.00 The World At One. 1.45 The Assassination.
2.00 The Archers: Pat faces some home truths. 2.15
Drama: McLevy: Detective drama, by David Ashton.
3.00 Money Box Live: Financial questions. 3.30 All In
The Mind: Claudia Hammond asks why yawning is
contagious. 4.00 Thinking Allowed: Thought-provoking
issues. 4.30 The Media Show: The latest news from
the fast-changing media world. 5.00 PM: With Eddie
Mair. 5.54 (LW) Shipping Forecast. 5.57 Weather.
6.00 Six O’Clock News. 6.30 Daliso Chaponda:
Citizen Of Nowhere: Daliso Chaponda examines the
people who want to help the relationship between the
UK and Africa. 7.00 The Archers: Alistair confesses
all. 7.15 Front Row: Arts programme. 7.45 Wuthering
Heights. See Radio Choice. 8.00 FutureProofing: A
look at whether a far greater understanding of the way
people’s brains work will be enough to treat mental
illness and enhance mental health in the 21st century.
8.45 Four Thought: Laiba Husain discusses life before,
and after, marriage. 9.00 Costing The Earth: Britain’s
rabbits are in sharp decline according to a British Trust
for Ornithology survey. Tom Heap asks if people should
be worried. 9.30 Only Artists: Cellist Steven Isserlis
meets novelist and playwright Sebastian Barry. 9.59
Weather. 10.00 The World Tonight. 10.45 Book at
Bedtime: The Female Persuasion: By Meg Wolitzer.
11.00 The John Moloney Show. 11.15 Terry Alderton’s
All Crazy Now. 11.30 Today In Parliament. 12.00
News, Weather. 12.30 Book of the Week: The Book: A
Cover-to-Cover Exploration Of The Most Powerful
Object Of Our Time. 12.48 Shipping Forecast. 1.00
As BBC World Service. 5.20-5.30 Shipping Forecast.
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
BBC1 Variations Wales: 1.30-1.45 BBC Wales Today;
Weather 6.30-7.00 BBC Wales Today; Weather 9.0010.00 BBC Wales Investigates: Gangs, Murder & Teenage
Drug Runners 10.30 BBC Wales Live 11.05 Police Under
Pressure 12.05 A Question Of Sport: Mind Games 12.40
FA Cup: The Road To Wembley 1.10 Weather For The
Week Ahead 1.15-6.00 BBC News
S4C 6.00 Cyw: Hafod Haul 6.15 Cyw: Bobi Jac Yn Neidio
6.25 Cyw: Guto Gwningen 6.40 Cyw: Tomos A’i Ffrindiau
6.50 Cyw: Ty Mel 7.00 Cyw: Boj 7.15 Cyw: Heini 7.30
Cyw: Wibli Sochyn Y Mochyn 7.40 Cyw: Bing 7.50 Cyw:
Teulu Mewn Bacpac 8.00 Cyw: Cymylaubychain 8.10
Cyw: Byd Begw Bwt 8.15 Cyw: Y Teulu Mawr 8.30 Cyw:
Cled 8.40 Cyw: Meic Y Marchog 8.55 Cyw: Dwylo’r Enfys
9.10 Cyw: Stiw Yn Dal Eliffant 9.25 Cyw: Oli Dan Y Don
9.35 Cyw: Nodi 9.45 Cyw: Tecwyn Y Tractor 10.00 Cyw:
Hafod Haul 10.15 Cyw: Bobi Jac Yn Gwneud Swn Mawr
10.25 Cyw: Guto Gwningen 10.40 Cyw: Tomos A’i
Ffrindiau 10.50 Cyw: Ty Mel 11.00 Dysgu Gyda Cyw: 123
11.15 Dysgu Gyda Cyw: Ti Fi A Cyw 11.20 Dysgu
Gyda Cyw: Heini 11.35 Dysgu Gyda Cyw: Da ’Di Dona
11.45 Dysgu Gyda Cyw: Gwdihw 12.00 Newyddion
S4C A’r Tywydd 12.05 Crwydro 12.30 Y Ty Arian 1.30
Garddio A Mwy 2.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 2.05
Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 3.05
Pengelli 3.30 Tro Breizh Lyn Ebenezer 4.00 Awr Fawr
5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Stwnsh: Dreigiau: Gwarchodwyr
Berc 5.25 Stwnsh: Lois Yn Erbyn Anni 5.35 Stwnsh: Llond
Ceg 6.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 6.05 Her Yr
Hinsawdd 6.30 Mwy O Sgorio 7.00 Heno 8.00 Pobol Y
Cwm 8.25 Wil Ac Aeron: Taith Rwmania 9.00 Newyddion
9 A’r Tywydd 9.30 Elis James: Cic Lan Yr Archif 10.00
Llanifeiliaid 10.30 O’r Galon: Cyn-Filwyr Corea 11.00
Cadw Cwmni Gyda John Hardy 11.35 Diwedd
Radio Choice
Wuthering Heights,
Radio 4, 7.45pm
Following on from yesterday’s
episode where we learned about
Hindley becoming a master of
Wuthering Heights and how his
cruelty to Heathcliff had intensified,
so much so that he told the boy he
was no longer part of the family.
Radio 5 Live
MW: 909, 693 kHz
5.00 Morning Reports. 5.15 Wake Up To
Money. 6.00 5 Live Breakfast. 10.00 The
Emma Barnett Show With Anna Foster. 1.00
Afternoon Edition. 4.00 5 Live Drive. 7.00 5
Live Sport: Mark Chapman presents sports
news, interviews and features. 10.30 Phil
Williams. 1.00-5.00 Up All Night.
talkSPORT
MW: 1053, 1089, 1071, 1107 kHz
6.00 The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With
David Ginola. 10.00 Jim White. 1.00
Hawksbee And Jacobs. 4.00 Danny Kelly
And Darren Gough. 7.00 Kick-off: Marseille v
Atletico Madrid (Kick-off 7.45pm). 10.00
In today’s episode, Heathcliff is so
upset he runs away from Wuthering
Heights leaving Cathy desperately
searching for him on the moors
but unable to find him.
However, she is about to make
a decision that will change her life
for the foreseeable future.
Liam shaw
Sports Bar. With Andy Goldstein and Darren
Lewis. 1.00 Extra Time With Adam Catterall.
BBC World Service
on digital only
5.00 News. 5.06 The Newsroom. 5.30 Click.
6.00 Newsday. 8.30 Business Daily. 8.50
Witness. 9.00 News. 9.06 The Documentary.
10.00 World Update. 11.00 The Newsroom.
11.30 The Documentary. 12.00 News.
12.06 Outlook. 1.00 The Newsroom. 1.30
The Compass. 2.00 Newshour. 3.00 News.
3.06 HARDtalk. 3.30 World Business Report.
4.00 BBC OS. 6.00 News. 6.06 Outlook.
7.00 The Newsroom. 7.30 Sport Today. 8.00
News. 8.06 HARDtalk. 8.30 Healthcheck.
9.00 Newshour. 10.00 News. 10.06 The
Compass. 10.30 The Documentary. 11.00
News. 11.06 The Newsroom. 11.20 Sports
News. 11.30 World Business Report. 12.00
News. 12.06 The Documentary. 1.00 News.
1.06 Business Matters. 2.00 News. 2.06
The Newsroom. 2.30 The Documentary. 3.00
News. 3.06 The Inquiry. 3.30 The Food
Chain. 4.00 News. 4.06-5.00 Outlook.
Classic FM
FM: 100-102 MHz
6.00 More Music Breakfast. 9.00 John
Suchet. 1.00 Anne-Marie Minhall. 5.00
Classic FM Drive. 7.00 Smooth Classics At
Seven. 8.00 The Full Works Concert. 10.00
Smooth Classics. 1.00-6.00 Sam Pittis.
Absolute Radio
MW: 1215, 1197, 1242 kHz
6.00 Christian O’Connell’s Breakfast Show.
10.00 Leona Graham. 1.00 Andy Bush.
4.00 Dave Berry. 7.00 Danielle Perry. 10.00
Pete Donaldson. 1.00-6.00 Chris Martin.
Radio Wales
MW: 882, 657 kHz FM: 93.9-95.9,
103.7-103.9 MHz
5.00 Mal Pope. 6.30 Good Morning Wales.
9.00 Jason Mohammad. 11.00 Wynne
Evans. 1.00 Eleri Siôn. 4.00 Good Evening
Wales. 6.30 Country Focus. 7.00 Janice
Long. 10.00 News. 10.03 Chris Needs.
1.00-5.00 As BBC World Service.
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films
today’s choice
Sky Cinema Premiere
Sky 301
6.00am Basmati Blues (2017) (PG) Romantic
comedy, starring Brie Larson. 8.00 Anon (2018) (15) Scifi thriller, starring Clive Owen. 9.45 The Stolen (2017)
(15) Drama, starring Alice Eve. 11.35 Anon (2018) (15)
Sci-fi thriller, starring Clive Owen. 1.25pm Annabelle:
Creation (2017) (15) Horror, starring Anthony LaPaglia.
3.20 Basmati Blues (2017) (PG) Romantic comedy,
starring Brie Larson. 5.15 All About The Money (2017)
(15) Adventure, starring Eddie Griffin. 7.00 Anon (2018)
(15) Sci-fi thriller, starring Clive Owen. 9.00 Annabelle:
Creation (2017) (15) Horror, starring Anthony LaPaglia.
11.00 Miss Hokusai (2015) (12) Premiere. Animated
biopic, featuring the voice of Erica Lindbeck. 12.40am Rise
Of The Footsoldier 3 (2017) (18) Crime prequel, with
Craig Fairbrass. 2.30 Avengers: Infinity War Special
3.00 Anon (2018) (15) Sci-fi thriller, starring Clive Owen.
5.00 Anon: Special 5.30 Rampage: Special
Sky Cinema Comedy
Sky 307
6.40am How To Be A Latin Lover (2017) (12) With
Eugenio Derbez. 8.40 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed
And Fabulous (2005) (12) With Sandra Bullock. 10.40
Nine Months (1995) (12) With Hugh Grant. 12.30pm
Girls Trip (2017) (15) With Regina Hall. 2.40 The
Longest Yard (2005) (12) With Adam Sandler. 4.40
The Cable Guy (1996) (12) With Jim Carrey. 6.20
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) (12)
With Ben Stiller. 8.00 Girls Trip (2017) (15) Starring
Regina Hall and Queen Latifah. 10.10 The Longest Yard
(2005) (12) With Adam Sandler. 12.10am Sausage
Party (2016) (18) With Seth Rogen. 1.45 48 Hrs
(1982) (15) With Nick Nolte. 3.25 Jackass 2.5 (2007)
(18) With Johnny Knoxville. 4.40 Did You Hear About
The Morgans? (2009) (PG) Starring Hugh Grant.
Sky Cinema Action
Sky 306
6.00am The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
(12) With Keanu Reeves. 8.00 Monster Trucks (2016)
(PG) With Lucas Till. 10.00 Assassin’s Creed (2016)
(12) With Michael Fassbender. 12.00noon Kong: Skull
Island (2017) (12) With Tom Hiddleston. 2.15 Salt
(2010) (12) With Angelina Jolie. 4.00 Monster Trucks
(2016) (PG) With Lucas Till. 6.00 Assassin’s Creed
(2016) (12) With Michael Fassbender. 8.00 Kong: Skull
Island (2017) (12) A secret mission to a mysterious
island descends into chaos when the wildlife proves far from
welcoming. With Tom Hiddleston. See Today’s Choice. 10.15
• Times quoted are BST
Kong: Skull Island HHHH
prequel. 11.25 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
(12) Adventure. 1.40pm Logan (2017) (15) Fantasy
adventure. 4.00 Superman III (1983) (PG) Comic-book
adventure sequel. 6.10 X-Men Origins: Wolverine
(2009) (12) Superhero adventure prequel, starring Hugh
Jackman. 8.00 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
(12) Superhero adventure, starring Tom Holland and
Michael Keaton. 10.15 Logan (2017) (15) Fantasy
adventure, starring Hugh Jackman. 12.35am The Matrix
Revolutions (2003) (15) Sci-fi sequel, starring Keanu
Reeves. 2.50 Superman III (1983) (PG) Comic-book
adventure sequel, starring Christopher Reeve. 4.55 DC
Super Hero Girls: Hero Of The Year (2016) (PG)
Animated fantasy adventure, with the voice of Grey Griffin.
Sky Cinema Action, 8pm
The latest film to focus on the mighty King Kong features
a stellar cast, including the likes of Hollywood big-hitters
Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson and Brie Larson.
It proved such a hit with movie buffs that a crossover
sequel, where the giant ape faces off against
Godzilla, is set to be released in the future.
The story focuses on a team of scientists who, years
after two pilots vanished on a mysterious island, are
given the go-ahead to explore an uncharted terrain.
However, the top-secret mission soon descends
into chaos when they come face-to-face with Kong.
Action adventure, also starring John C Reilly.
chris mchugh
Salt (2010) (12) With Angelina Jolie. 12.00midnight
Death Warrant (1990) (18) With Jean-Claude Van
Damme. 1.40 Cyborg (1989) (18) With Jean-Claude
Van Damme. 3.10 The Day The Earth Stood Still
(2008) (12) Starring Keanu Reeves. 5.00 Sky Cinema
Preview Previews of the films now playing on Sky Cinema.
Sky Cinema Family
Sky 306
6.25am Charlotte’s Web (2006) (U) Family drama.
8.05 The Secret Life Of Pets (2016) (U) Animated
adventure. 9.35 The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
(U) Animated comedy. 11.25 Louis & Luca – The Big
Cheese Race (2015) (U) Animation. 12.50pm The
Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) (PG) Dinosaur
adventure sequel. 3.00 Charlotte’s Web (2006) (U)
With the voice of Julia Roberts. 4.40 The Secret Life
Of Pets (2016) (U) Featuring the voice of Louis CK. 6.10
The Lego Batman Movie (2017) (U) Featuring the
voice of Will Arnett. 8.00 The Lost World: Jurassic
Park (1997) (PG) Starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne
Moore. 10.15 The Golden Child (1986) (PG) Comedy
fantasy adventure. 11.55 Angus, Thongs And Perfect
Snogging (2008) (12) Comedy drama, starring Georgia
Groome. 1.45am Super Furry Animals (2016) (PG)
Animated adventure, featuring the voice of Vinnie Penna.
TCM
3.15 All I Want For Christmas (1991) (U) Drama,
with Leslie Nielsen. 5.00 The Golden Child (1986)
(PG) Comedy fantasy adventure, starring Eddie Murphy.
Sky Cinema Drama
Sky 310
6.00am Queen Of Katwe (2016) (PG) Starring David
Oyelowo. 8.15 The Remains Of The Day (1993)
(U) Starring Anthony Hopkins. 10.35 Taps (1981) (PG)
Starring George C Scott. 12.45pm Aftermath (2017)
(15) Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. 2.30 Sully (2016)
(12) Starring Tom Hanks. 4.15 The Beguiled (2017)
(15) Starring Colin Farrell. 6.00 Crazy Heart (2009)
(15) Starring Jeff Bridges. 8.00 Sully (2016) (12)
Biographical drama, starring Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart.
9.45 The Beguiled (2017) (15) Period drama, with
Colin Farrell. 11.30 Loving (2016) (12) Starring Ruth
Negga. 1.40am Sky (2015) (15) Starring Diane Kruger.
3.30 Wakefield (2016) (15) Starring Bryan Cranston.
5.25 Texas Blood (2016) (PG) Starring Jon Voight.
Sky Cinema Superheroes
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Matrix Revolutions (2003) (15) Sci-fi sequel. 9.35
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Sky 317
7.25am Rawhide 8.30 Rawhide 9.35 Singin’ In
The Rain (1952) (U) 11.45 Along The Great Divide
(1950) (12) 1.30pm The Walking Hills (1949) (PG)
3.10 Riders Of The Badlands (1941) (PG) 4.25 The
Night Of The Generals (1967) (15) Second World
War mystery, with Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif 7.25 No
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Murphy, Joan Evans, Charles Drake and RG Armstrong.
9.00 16 Blocks (2006) (12) Thriller, with Bruce Willis and
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With Jesse Ventura 3.10 Hollywood’s Best Film
Directors 3.45 Hollywood’s Best Film Directors
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Touch Of Evil (1958) (12) Crime drama.
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Western, starring Randolph Scott. 12.40pm Pimpernel
Smith (1941) (U) Second World War adventure,
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Premiere. Romantic mystery, starring Nat Wolff and Cara
Delevingne. 11.10 The Last Days On Mars (2013)
(15) Sci-fi horror, starring Liev Schreiber. 1.05am The
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autobiographical drama, starring Brontis Jodorowsky.
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Freeview 24 - Sky 120
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With Me 8.00 How I Met Your Mother 9.00
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Freeview 14 - Sky 136
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History Of The Future: Cars 8.00 Cosmonauts:
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Colony 1.00am The Last Seabird Summer?
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Sky Sports Main Event
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American Pickers 8.00 Project Impossible
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Mountain Men Special: Man Vs Winter 11.00
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When free, the castle doors they lock.
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Mexican braised pork
Also known as carnitas, this pork can be pulled and used to fill a tortilla alongside
guacamole and soured cream for something different – or served with rice or potatoes and salad. Serves 8.
INGREDIENTS
Oil for frying
1kg boneless pork shoulder or knuckles
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground adobo seasoning
1 bulb garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
250ml beef stock
2 bay leaves
3 chipotle chillies
METHOD
1) Preheat the oven to 120C/100C fan
assisted, gas mark 1/2.
2) Heat some oil in a casserole dish
and brown the pork on all sides over
a high heat. Remove from the dish
and set aside.
3) In a small bowl mix together salt,
pepper, cumin and adobo seasoning.
4) When the pork is cool enough to
handle, generously rub the meat with
the spice mixture.
5) Make several slits into the meat
with a sharp knife and fill the slits
with half of the garlic. Place the pork
and remaining garlic back into the
casserole dish and pour in the beef
stock. Add the bay leaves and chipotle
chillies.
6) Cover and braise for about 6 hours
in the preheated oven, until the meat
breaks apart with a fork. Before
serving, remove the bay leaves.
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crusader prize crossword
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7
ACROSS
1 I would set it out outside that’s least messy (7)
5 City graduate has time for
bathroom feature (4,3)
9 Presenter responsible for
mooring (9)
10 Excellent pressure is
ample (5)
11 Worker has fruit for food (7)
12 CIA once worked like the
Pacific (7)
13 Guardians roamed forest,
equal to nest-building (6-7)
18 Scout gives gifts to
craftsman (6,7)
20The French fellow has
connections with socialist
group (7)
23Cause furore, initially, about
mere book (7)
25Reticent in utter
seriousness (5)
26Lifting happiness about
English victory (9)
27Inventor to trace out gold (7)
28Finished with yearning for
leading lady (7)
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FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN £100 CASH read down the
letters in the highlighted squares to reveal the mystery word.
DOWN
1 Beat out silver drinks
dispenser (3,3)
2 Fetid clue turned out to be
false (9)
3 Wear down queen with
poem (5)
4 Office worker has lock for
siren (9)
5 Stop girl getting an
instrument (5)
6 Heads to Crete - plan is
confidential (3-6)
7 Time to run off and
lament (5)
8 Give the same roles to kind
actors (8)
14 Broadcast it about soldiers’
opinion (9)
15 Check evidence - shade holds
answer (9)
16 Foreigner wearing no new
ensemble (9)
17 Each tilt, terribly strong (8)
19 Chap takes church
position (6)
21 Passenger has caught play (5)
22Curse faulty wares (5)
24Prepared for engineers to
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MONDAY’S SOLUTION
Name
®
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Alphapuzzle® tests your logic and word power. Each grid number
represents a letter. Every letter of the alphabet is used. Use the given
letter or letters — below the main grid — to start. Solution tomorrow.
DIFFICULTY: 6/10; TARGET: 20 mins; CLUE: My French curved structure’s a leader.
YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: Across: Conquest, Outwit, Biopsy, Plateau,
Manor, Germ, Doe, Lay, Faze, Voids, Regress, Mixing, Litmus, Heighten.
Down: Mackerel, Ouija, Doughty (clue), Upsurge, Sash, Perhaps, Toil,
Levying, Sweetly, Dense, Truffles.
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ACROSS: 1 Please, 4 Childish, 10 Recover, 11 Regular, 12 Stray, 13 Shiftless,
14 All-important, 18 Slumber party, 23 Hexagonal, 24 Chair, 25 Retract, 26 Ironing,
27 Niceties, 28 Sermon. DOWN: 1 Parisian, 2 Encircle, 3 Savoy, 5 Harpist, 6 Lighten up,
7 In lieu, 8 Heresy, 9 Presto, 15 Malignant, 16 Organism, 17 Hydrogen, 19 Manatee,
20 Eclair, 21 Charon, 22 Exotic, 24 Clove. Prizeword: Photo
Address
Postcode
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The Target
uses
words in
the main
body of
Chambers
21st
Century
Dictionary
(1999
edition)
HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain the
centre letter and there must be at
least one nine-letter word. No
plurals or verb forms ending in “s”.
F E I
T GM
A U D
TODAY’S TARGET
Good 13; very good 20; excellent
26 (or more). Solution tomorrow.
YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION
behind bide bidet bind bite debit
diet dine dint edit hide hied hind
hint hinted indie inhibit
INHIBITED thin thine tide tied
tine
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THE ALPHABEATER
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B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
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K
Yesterday’s solution
L
Black squares: 2, 3, 7,
10, 11, 16, 17, 22, 23, 26, M
N
29, 33, 34, 38.
Across: Narrow,
O
Escape, Quartz, Equally,
P
Nooks, Haiku, Resin,
Gymnast, Ambush,
Q
Frolic, Thefts.
R
Down: Piquant, Gaffe,
S
Near, Oxymoron,
Ashram, Raze, Act,
T
Edict, Web, Wave,
Luxury, Javelins, Jugs, U
Zesty, Gnashed.
V
Extra letter clues W
0907 181 2560 X
(Deduct three minutes for
Y
each extra clue letter heard)
Z
CAN you crack the
Alphabeater? Each grid
number represents a letter
– or black square. As in
Alphapuzzle, every letter of
the alphabet is used. But
you have to complete the
grid too! Use the given
letters and black squares
below the grid to start. The
grid is ‘rotationally
symmetrical’ – in other
words, it looks the same if
you turn the page upside
down. Solution tomorrow.
Full solution
0907 181 2558
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30
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12
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40
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40
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3
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22
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21
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12
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ACROSS
1
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10
11
13
15
17
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Postponement (8)
Stringed instrument (6)
Disfigurement (4)
Lav (3)
Popular sport (6)
Totally (3,4,2)
Perplex (6)
Small round mark (3)
__ Cantona,
ex-footballer (4)
19 Animals produced at one
birth (6)
20 Reconsider (8)
DOWN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
12
14
15
Mean and cowardly (9)
Surpasses (6)
Baked dish (4)
Chews the cud (9)
Teases (4)
Book of maps or
charts (5)
Explores for gold (9)
Spring-flowering
plants (6)
Coffee made with hot
milk (5)
Second Greek letter (4)
16 Gratis (4)
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SUDOKU
Target: 22 mins
Today’s solution:
0907 181 2573
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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION
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20
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7
12
Extra clues:
29
9
22
15
10
0901 322 5609
32
8
25
3
3
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network access charge.
33
7
20
7
22
Fill the grid so that every column, row, and 3x3 square includes all of the digits from one to nine.
14
6
9
Level: Moderate
9
5
3
15
YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION
ACROSS 2 Apostate, 9 Glance, 10 Grit, 11 Curt,
13 Ultra, 14 Attention, 16 Vivid, 19 Acid, 20 Tell,
21 Menace, 22 Eyeglass.
DOWN 1 Aggravate, 3 Paint, 4 On to, 5 Scoundrel,
6 Abut, 7 Terror, 8 Entangles, 12 Sticky, 15 Ideas,
17 Vice, 18 Etna.
5
4
17
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3
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9
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22
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22 23
P
11
11
15
Target Time: 36 minutes
5
2
25
25
25
21
3
8
Answer for Teaser 09/05/18: Portfolio.
Both today’s words in a moment
10
4
small crossword
1
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25
22
Alphapuzzle® ©2018 Acorn Editorial Ltd. All words appear in Chambers Dictionary.
Rearrange the following letters
to give three words. Each word
must contain all eight letters.
What are the words?
D E E G H I L W Y
5
6
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3
14
teaser
Today’s answers: Beginner = 7; Intermediate = 318; Advanced = 361.
Target times: Average:
18 mins Good: 14 mins
Excellent: 10 mins
Yesterday’s solution:
SOLID (across)
BOILS (down)
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★4 NTS
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International Hotel
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★2 NTS
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Holiday Inn, Hemel Hempstead
Britannia Hotel, Bramhope
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City&Business
Edited by DAVID SHAND
email: city@express.co.uk
Visit City & Business pages online at
www.express.co.uk/city
Tel: 020 8612 7156
AT A GLANCE
STOCK MARKET
BATS 100
BATS 250
FTSE 100
FTSE 250
FTSE ALL SHARE
Shares Traded
13120.1
19042.9
7723.0
20784.9
4241.9
5519.1 million
+38.9
+0.5
+12.0
-16.0
+5.0
POPULAR SHARES ON THE RISE
Aviva
BAE Systems
BP
HSBC Holdings
Rolls-Royce Holdings
Royal Bank of Scotland
Royal Dutch Shell 'B'
Sky
Tesco
544¼
637½
577¼
738½
840¾
293¼
2772½
1369½
247
+6¼
+6¼
+6¾
+5½
+15¼
+¼
+33½
+12½
+1
POPULAR SHARES UNCHANGED
Lloyds Banking Group
66¾
POPULAR SHARES ON THE SLIDE
AstraZeneca
Barclays
BT Group
Centrica
GlaxoSmithKline
Int Consolidated Airlines
Marks & Spencer Group
National Grid
Royal Mail
Sainsbury (J)
Standard Life Aberdeen
Unilever
Vodafone Group
5292
211½
206¾
148½
1470
685¾
288
837
609
304
367½
4108½
198½
-3
-¼
-5
-¾
-6½
-6
-1½
-13¼
-4¾
-½
-1¼
-29
-8¾
WORLD MARKETS
WALL STREET
TOKYO
HONG KONG
GERMANY
FRANCE
24,706.41
22818.0
31152.0
12970.0
5553.2
-193
-47.8
-389.1
-7.7
+12.5
1.352
149.175
1.139
-0.003
+0.550
+0.002
110.316
0.842
+0.6744
+0.0039
STERLING VALUE
Dollar
Yen
Euro
DOLLAR VALUE
Dollar/Yen
Dollar/Euro
COMMODITIES
GOLD($)
KRUGERRAND(£)
SILVER(pence)
BRENT CRUDE($)
1291.70
955.25
1212.14
79.10
OTHER INDICATORS
Base rate
Halifax mortgage rate
Retail Price Index
House price Index
Unemployment
0.50%
3.99%
+3.3% (CPI +2.5%)
+4.4%
1,420,000
TOURIST’S POUND
Australia
Canada
China
Czech Rep.
Denmark
Eurozone
Hong Kong
Hungary
Israel
Japan
Kenya
Mexico
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
United States
1.75 dollar
1.67 dollar
8.01 renminbi
27.17 koruna
8.18 krone
1.11 euro
10.22 dollar
328.93 forint
4.57 shekel
141.67 yen
125.96 shilling
25.08 peso
1.89 dollar
10.45 krone
4.50 zloty
4.91 riyal
16.16 rand
11.27 krona
1.31 franc
40.73 baht
5.53 lira
1.32 dollar
51
EasyJet flies after new
markets as losses slow
By David Shand
EASYJET is to beef up its holidays business and target more business travellers
after it cashed in on the collapse of rival
airlines to slash its half-year losses.
The failures of Monarch, Alitalia and
Air Berlin enabled the budget carrier to
increase its fares, boosting revenue per
seat by 10.9 per cent to £54.10.
It carried a record 37 million passengers and lifted annual revenue by nearly
a fifth to £2.18billion as it increased
capacity and its planes flew 91 per cent
full.
The winter months are traditionally
more difficult for travel companies but
EasyJet rebounded from a £212million
loss last time to a deficit of just £18million.
It now expects to land an annual profit
of £530-580million, up from £408million
in 2017 and well ahead of analysts’ forecasts. Its shares jumped 56p to 1741p.
Chief executive Johan Lundgren hailed
“one of our best results ever in the winter
trading period”, as he acknowledged the
benefits from competitors leaving the
market.
He expects weaker rivals to be further
squeezed by rising oil prices.
Beginning operations at Berlin’s Tegel
airport has also increased its city-to-city
routes, boosting the number of more
lucrative business travellers.
EasyJet has expressed an interest in
EasyJet chief
Johan Lundgren
hails one of its
best winters this
year
Alitalia but has ruled itself out of the
running for Norwegian which has been
targeted by British Airways owner IAG.
Lundgren sees a “significant opportunity to transform” EasyJet’s holidays
operation, after only 500,000 passengers
booked a hotel with the airline out of a
potential market of 20 million.
Announcing the appointment of Garry
Wilson to lead EasyJet Holidays, he said:
“EasyJet will develop closer and strong
relationships directly with selected hotel
operators.”
He said there was room to improve
business travel, despite its customer
base growing from 10 million in 2012 to a
record 13.7 million in the six months to
April.
He said: “On certain routes, almost 60
per cent of customers are business passengers but this community is
under-represented in other markets.”
£350m PPI legacy hits CYBG
THE owner of Clydesdale
and Yorkshire banks has
fallen £95million into the red
after taking a hit from the
payment protection insurance scandal.
Shares in CYBG, which
wants to boost its challenger
bank status in a £1.6billion
deal with Virgin Money, fell
million Super Noodles pots
sold in the past year.
International sales were
up 25 per cent as Mr Kipling
and Cadbury cakes hit the
sweet spot Down Under.
Annual adjusted pre-tax
profits rose 5.9 per cent to
£78.6million on revenue of
£819.2million, up 3.6 per cent.
18¼p to 305p. The first-half
losses compare with profits
of £46million last time.
Legacy conduct costs
increased from £19million to
£220million after it boosted
provisions for PPI claims to
£350million. Underlying pretax profit is up 28 per cent to
£158million.
COMPANY
CLOSE
3i Group .......................... 984½
A.B. Foods .........................2725
Admiral Group ............. 1947½#
Anglo American .............. 1802½
Antofagasta................. 1051½#
Ashtead Group ...................2252
AstraZeneca .......................5292
Aviva ..............................544¼#
BAE Systems ..................637½#
Barclays ........................... 211½
Barratt Development ......568¼#
Berkeley Grp Hldgs.............4200
BHP Billiton ................... 1712¼
BP .................................577¼#
British Amer.Tob ............ 3826½
British Land ..................... 684¼
BT Group ......................... 206¾
Bunzl .................................2228
Burberry Group .............. 1803½
Carnival..............................4912
Centrica .........................148½#
Coca-Cola HBC...................2599
Compass Group..................1559
CRH ...................................2676
Croda International .........4571#
DCC ...................................7230
Diageo ...............................2675
Direct Line Insurance .....370¼#
DS Smith.......................... 543¾
EasyJet...............................1741
Evraz................................ 495¾
Experian Group............... 1711½
Ferguson............................5672
Fresnillo..........................1243#
G4S ..................................262#
GlaxoSmithKline ..............1470#
Glencore ........................379¼#
+11½
-10
+17½
-38¼
+3½
+13
-3
+6¼
+6¼
-¼
+15
+63
-8¾
+6¾
+15½
-6¼
-5
-3
-3
+37
-¾
+28
+33½
+2
-21
+10
+12
+7¼
+3¾
+56
-6½
-3½
+22
-43½
-1
-6½
-6
986¼
3371
2178
1859½
1067½
2261
5508
545¾
677
217
700
4240
1731
580¼
5643
694
317
2465
1985
5380
209
2707
1760¼
2882
4673
7755
2725
411¼
558½
1768
512½
1758
5712
1725
341
1722
415
828½
2389
1784
959½
751
1542
4325
486½
535½
179
519¾
3093
1140
439¾
3650
590½
206½
1936
1498
4468
124
2191
1425
2338
3675
6475
2247½
342
421¾
1151
173¼
1446
4460
1159½
238½
1242¾
276½
COMPANY
CLOSE
Halma ................................1296
Hargreaves Lansdown ..... 1921½
HSBC Holdings ................. 738½
Imperial Brands.............. 2745½
Informa .............................757#
InterContinental Htl............4714
Intertek Group ...................5092
Intl Consolidated Airlines.. 685¾
ITV.................................165¾#
Johnson Matthey ................3444
Kingfisher .........................290#
Land Securities ....................950
Legal & General..............282¾#
Lloyds Banking Grp ..........66¾#
London Stock Ex. ............4475#
Marks & Spencer .................288
Mediclinic Intnl................. 684¾
Melrose .........................232½#
Micro Focus .......................1269
Mondi .............................1998#
Morrison (Wm) ................. 252½
National Grid........................837
Next...................................5628
52 WEEK
+/- HIGH LOW
+4
+46½
+5½
-19½
+½
-13
+36
-6
-2½
+1
-1½
-18¾
+5
+58
-1½
-19¾
+1
-9
+18½
+1
-13¼
+26
1330
1930½
796
3714
762¾
4928
5425
700¼
200¼
3503
368
1206½
283½
73
4487
395½
887
261¼
2739
2130
254¼
1091
5664
1075
1266
662
2325
641½
3668
4140
578
142½
2727
278¾
906¾
249
63
3391
264½
507½
198¾
911¾
1693
204
736¾
3617
COMPANY
CLOSE
Old Mutual ...........................252
Paddy Power Betfair........7760#
Pearson ........................... 908½
Persimmon.........................2817
Prudential .......................1925#
Randgold Res ..................5808#
Reckitt Benckiser ............5800#
Reed Elsevier .............. 1586½#
Rentokil Initial................318¼#
Rio Tinto ........................ 4229½
Rolls-Royce Group ...........840¾c
Royal Bank Of Scot .......... 293¼
Royal Mail ...........................609
RSA Insurance Grp .........655½#
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘A’ ...........2691#
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘B’ ....... 2772½#
Sage Group ....................662½#
Sainsbury (J).........................304
Schroders ..........................3432
Scottish Mortgage................502
SEGRO ............................. 650¼
Severn Trent .................. 1964½
Shire.............................. 4182½
Sky ................................ 1369½
Smith & Nephew ................1304
Smiths Group .....................1660
SSE................................ 1399½
St James’s Place ......... 1181½#
Standard Chartered ........765¾#
Standard Life .................367½#
Taylor Wimpey................202¼#
Tesco...................................247
TUI AG ...............................1782
Unilever....................... 4108½#
United Utilities .....................758
Vodafone Group ............... 198½
Whitbread ..........................4180
WPP Group .................... 1277½
52 WEEK
+/- HIGH LOW
-4¼
-215
-1¼
+51
+19
-100
+25
+5½
-1¼
-11½
+15¼
+¼
-4¾
+6½
+30
+33½
-6
-½
+21
-6½
+½
-6½
+45½
+12½
-2
+5
-12½
+7
+4
-1¼
+7¼
+1
+16½
-29
-5½
-8¾
-27
-20
261
8900
921½
2890
1981
8190
8108
1782
335¾
4248½
981
302½
631
666½
2706
2787½
821½
314½
3773
511
655
2553
4852
1380
1431
1685
1551
1270½
849¼
447
211¼
248½
1783½
4548½
1056
238
4331
1754
TAYLOR WIMPEY will
boost dividends and
deliver a £350million
payout next year as it
pledges more homes.
Chief executive Pete
Redfern said the FTSE
100 company, which has
built more than 90,000
homes since 2011, would
“work our existing land
assets harder and
smarter to deliver
increased growth”.
He said changes in the
planning system will
help it reduce the length
of time it holds land by
about a year to between
four and 4½ years.
Redfern said: “Land is
no longer the totally
dominant constraint.”
Shares rose 7¼p to
202¼p.
MARKET REPORT
++ THE FTSE 100 THE FTSE 100 THE FTSE 100 ++
52 WEEK
+/- HIGH LOW
VODAFONE chief Vittorio
Colao is to step down
after more than a decade
in charge of the mobile
phone giant.
His departure was
announced just days
after he unveiled a major
expansion deal in
Europe with the
£16billion acquisition of
networks from US cable
company Liberty Global.
Italian Colao, 56, at the
helm since July 2008,
will be succeeded by
chief financial officer
Nick Read.
Chairman Gerard
Kleisterlee said: “Vittorio
has been a strategic
visionary who has
overseen dramatic
transformation of
Vodafone.”
Wimpey’s
divi pledge
Taste of success for Premier
PREMIER FOODS served
up its tastiest sales growth
in five years after becoming
partners with Japanese
noodle maker Nissin and
Cadbury owner Mondelez.
A revamp with Nissin, has
helped its Batchelors brand
become its fastest-growing
brand, with more than 13
Vodafone
boss quits
188
6665
566½
2231
1716½
5572
5443
1429½
255½
3000
814
241¼
370
593½
2035
2056
598½
224¾
3079
382
480
1703
2953½
900
1215
1444
1182
1052
700¾
354½
175
166½
1109
3695
656
191
3512
1094
HOUSEBUILDERS were on
firmer foundations after Taylor
Wimpey’s bullish update. Blue
chip rivals Barratt Developments
and Persimmon gained 15p to
568¼p and 51p to 2817p, while
mid-cap firms Bellway and Bovis
Homes climbed 92p to 3433p
and34p to 1298p.
Specialist healthcare company
BTG weakened 72p to 590½p
despite annual adjusted operating
profit growing by 18 per cent to
£152.7million.
Property giant Land Securities
subsided 18¾p to 950p as it
flagged up “uncertain” market
conditions.
Cafe and casual dining group
Patisserie Holdings eased 1p to
432p despite half-year pre-tax
profit growing by 14.2 per cent to
£11.1million.
Asset and energy support
services group Lakehouse added
2¼p to 41¾p on the back of a
£55million contract win with the
Welsh government.
The launch of a water testing
kit developed by portfolio
company Molendotech boosted
university intellectual property
commercialisation firm Frontier
IP 1½p to 87½p.
52
Daily Express Wednesday May 16 2018
+ BG + Barclays + BT + Centrica + Dixons Carphone + First Group + HSBC + Kingfisher + Marks & Spencer + Next + Prudential + Rolls-Royce + Sainsburys + Tesco + Unilever + Vodafone + Whitbread + WPP
COMPANY
CLOSE +/-
52 WEEK
HIGH LOW
Aerospace & Defence
Avon Rubber . . . . . . . . . . . . 1425
-5
BAE Systems . . . . . . . . . . .637½# +6¼
Chemring Group. . . . . . . . . . . 205 -½
Cobham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 +2¾
Meggitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486 +2¾
QinetiQ Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
-1
Rolls-Royce Group. . . . . . . 840¾c +15¼
Senior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310½# +2
Ultra Electronics . . . . . . . . . . 1488 -25
1450
677
213½
148
526
319¾
981
322½
2171
909
535½
163½
113½
417
195½
814
218
1142
Alternative Energy
Porvair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505½# -12½
606
430
Automobiles & Parts
GKN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473¼ +2½ 477½ 294¼
Banks
Barclays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211½ -¼
Bco Santander . . . . . . . . . . .479¾
-4
Close Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . 1563
-3
CYBG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 -18¼
HSBC Holdings . . . . . . . . . .738½ +5½
Lloyds Banking Grp . . . . . . .66¾#
Metro Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3360 -22
Royal Bank Of Scot . . . . . . .293¼ +¼
Standard Chartered . . . . . .765¾# +4
Virgin Money. . . . . . . . . . . . .342¾ -10
217
535
1643
341½
796
73
3464
302½
849¼
353½
179
452½
1316
260
662
63
3066
241¼
700¾
256¼
Beverages
Barr (AG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 682# +1
Britvic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 750 -1½
Coca-Cola HBC . . . . . . . . . . 2599 +28
Diageo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2675 +12
702 580½
820 661½
2707 2191
2725 2247½
Chemicals
Carclo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 -½
179
Croda International. . . . . . . 4571# -21 4673
Elementis . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289½# +1½ 315½
Johnson Matthey . . . . . . . . . 3444 +1 3503
Synthomer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495 +¼
513
Treatt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485 +5
523
Victrex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2662 +20 2742
78
3675
259
2727
460
395
1832
Construction & Materials
Alumasc Group. . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Balfour Beatty . . . . . . . . . . .304½#
Boot (Henry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298#
Clarke T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80#
Costain Group . . . . . . . . . .468½#
CRH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2676
Galliford Try . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 947
Gleeson (MJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 738
Keller Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1064
Kier Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1061#
Kingspan Grp . . . . . . . . . . .3494¾
Marshalls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Morgan Sindall . . . . . . . . . . 1452#
Smart (J) & Co. . . . . . . . . .110½#
Titon Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Tyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331½#
-13
187 118½
+3½ 307½ 253½
+2½
347 272¾
93¼ 70½
488½ 419½
+2 2882 2338
-4 1281¼ 719¾
-2
802
570
1092
798
-11 1300
927
-7 3507 2453
+2½ 480¼ 365½
+58 1502 1118
111½ 105½
+9
221
132
-2½
384
288
Electricity
Drax Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346 +7¾
SSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1399½ -12½
364 221½
1551 1182
Electronic & Electrical Equipment
Acal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Dialight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514
Halma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1296
Morgan Crucible . . . . . . . . .337¼#
Oxford Instruments. . . . . . . . . 954
Renishaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5345
Spectris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2789
TT Electronics. . . . . . . . . . . . 235#
Xaar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364½
XP Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3600
-1
444
-36 1098
+4 1330
-5¼ 366¼
+13 1138
-20 5775
+7 2827
+3
240
+9½
503
+90 3740
260
493
1075
282
676
3387
2229
184
268
2390
Equity Investment Instruments
Aberdeen All Asia. . . . . . . . .622½
Aberdeen Asian Sml . . . . .1047½
Aberforth Smll.Co. . . . . . . . . 1400
Acencia Debt . . . . . . . . . . . 161½
Acorn Income . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466
Advance Devlpg Fund . . . . . . 604
Albion Tech.& Gen. VCT . . . . . 71
Albion VCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66½
Alliance Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . 743
Artemis Alpha . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Aurora Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . 218#
Baillie Gifford Japan . . . . . . . . 832
Baillie Gifford Shin Nip . . . . . . 987
Bankers Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . 887#
Baronsmead VCT.2 . . . . . . . . 85½
BH Global GBP . . . . . . . . . . 1380
BH Global USD . . . . . . . . .1017¾
BH Macro GBP. . . . . . . . . . . 1962
Biotech Growth Trust . . . . . . . 720
BlackRock Mining. . . . . . . . .412½
Blue Planet Intl Tst . . . . . . . . . 47½
BlueCrest AllBlue . . . . . . . . . 225
Bluehone AiM VCT2 . . . . . . . . 31
British Assets Tst . . . . . . . . .121¾
British Empire Tst . . . . . . . . . . 753
Brunner Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . . . 792
Caledonia Inv.. . . . . . . . . . . . 2700
City Natural Res.Yld. . . . . .118¾#
City Of London . . . . . . . . . . . 436#
Dunedin Ent.IT. . . . . . . . . . . 376#
Dunedin Income . . . . . . . . .259½#
Dunedin Small. . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Eastern Euro Tst . . . . . . . . .349½
Edin Wwide Inv. . . . . . . . . . . . 838
Edin.Drgn.Tst.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Edin.Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 696#
Edin.US Tracker . . . . . . . . . 1280#
Elderstreet VCT . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Electra Private Eq. . . . . . . . . . 830
F&C Cap&Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
F&C Smaller Cos . . . . . . . . . 1405
F&C US Smaller Companies 953
Fidelity Asian . . . . . . . . . . . .403½
Fidelity European . . . . . . . .222½#
Fidelity Japanese . . . . . . . . .157½
Fidelity Special . . . . . . . . . .273½#
Finsbury Gwth&In. . . . . . . . . 792#
For.&Col.Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . . 684
Foresight Tech.VCT . . . . . . . . 67½
+5
-7½
+6
680
1094
1412
545
992
1241
-1 474½
-7
656
71
71
769
+4
350
+1 219½
+2
882
-1
990
+1
923
88½
+2½ 1435
+3¾ 1051
+10 2100
-11
878
+1½
424
50½
+¼
226
35½
+¾ 124½
+10
753
+2
798
-40 3008
+¾
129
+2½
443
-1
494
+2
271
+½
291
-2½
389
-4
846
-4
394
+6 779½
1375
57½
+2½ 2786
343
+5 1415
953
+½ 408½
+1
234
+¾ 158¾
+1
276
793
+3
686
75
422
552
67¼
66½
685
279
194
630¾
634¼
775½
83½
1260
932½
1880
650
321¾
45
202½
31
113¾
662½
693½
2600
107
393½
340
237
228
314¼
566½
341¼
616
1156
53½
820
309½
1265
769
361
202½
108¼
231
710½
571½
66½
COMPANY
CLOSE +/-
Gartmore Euro.. . . . . . . . . . . 1300
-5
Genesis E.M.F.. . . . . . . . . . . . 705 -11
Graphite Ent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 879 +7
Hansa Tst ‘A’ . . . . . . . . . . . . 980#
Hansa Tst Plc . . . . . . . . . . . 1015#
Henderson Euro.Tst . . . . . .1167½ +2½
Henderson Far Est . . . . . . .368½#
-2
Henderson High Inc . . . . . . . . 186 -1¼
Henderson Opp Tst . . . . . . . 1045 -2½
Herald Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . 1290 -15
HGCapital Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . 1900 -7½
HSBC Infrastructure . . . . . . . . 145 +1
Impax Env.Mkt . . . . . . . . . . . 270#
-3
Int.Biotech.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . 584 +2
International Public . . . . . . .144¾# +1
Invesco Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . .293½
-3
Invesco Inc Gth Tst . . . . . . . . 289
-1
Invesco Perp UK . . . . . . . . . 522#
-1
JPM American . . . . . . . . . . . 409# +½
JPM Asian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
-5
JPM Claverhouse. . . . . . . . . 764#
-1
JPM Elect Man Gwth . . . . . . . 830
JPM Emerg Mkt . . . . . . . . . . . 869 -13
JPM Euro Sml Co . . . . . . . . . 425
-3
JPM Global Emerging . . . . .126¼ -1¾
JPM Indian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 701 -13
JPM Japanese . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
-4
JPM Mid Cap . . . . . . . . . . .1257½
-5
JPM Overseas IT . . . . . . . . . . 320 +2
JPM Smaller Co . . . . . . . . .1247½ +5
JPM US Sml Co . . . . . . . . . . . 303 +½
Jupiter Euro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 781 +5
Jupiter Primdna . . . . . . . . . . . 342 +3
JZ Capital Partners . . . . . . . . 487
Keystone Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . .1782½ -2½
Law Debenture . . . . . . . . . . . . 616 +4
Lowland Invest Co . . . . . . . . 1560 +2½
Majedie Inv. . . . . . . . . . . . . .292½ -½
Manchester&Lon. . . . . . . . . . . 487 -3½
Martin Currie Pac. . . . . . . . .398½
-4
Martin Currie Prtflo Tst . . . . . . 246
Matrix Inc & Gwth 4 . . . . . . . . 77½
Maven Income And Growth VCT 49
Mercantile Inv Tst . . . . . . . . . 2215 +5
Merchants Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . 526# +6
Mid Wynd Int. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505
Midas Inc&Gwth Tst. . . . . . .176½
Mithras Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Monks Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . 822
-3
Montanaro Euro Tst . . . . . . .842½
Montanaro Uk . . . . . . . . . . . . . 586 +3
Murray Inc.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . 788 +4
Murray Int.Tst . . . . . . . . . . . 1174#
-8
New India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
-7
New Star Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . 107
North Atl.Smlr.Tst . . . . . . . . . 2705 +10
Northern 2 VCT . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Northern Investors . . . . . . . . . 224
Northern Venture . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Oxford Tech 2 VCT . . . . . . . . 36½
Oxford Tech VCT . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Pacific Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 -2½
Pacific Horizon . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
-3
Pantheon Int. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 +10
Perpetual In.&Gwth . . . . . . .370½ +5
Polar Cap.Tech . . . . . . . . . . 1220 -14
RCM Technology Trust . . . . 1390 -12½
RIT Capital Partners. . . . . . . 2025
Ruffer Investment . . . . . . . . .232½
-1
Schroder Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
-1
Schroder Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 +3
Schroder Japan . . . . . . . . . . . 217 +2
Schroder UK . . . . . . . . . . . . .196¼ -¼
Schroder UK M&S . . . . . . . . . 572 +2
Scottish American . . . . . . . . . 373 -½
Scottish Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . . . 855 +8
Scottish Mortgage . . . . . . . . . 502 -6½
Shires Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282½ +1
Shires Smlr.Co . . . . . . . . . . .298½
Small Comp Div.Tst . . . . . . .256½
SPARK VCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21¼
Standard Life Equity. . . . . . .495½ +2½
Standard Life UK Sml . . . . . . 507 +3
SVM Global . . . . . . . . . . . . .277½ -½
SVM UK Emerging. . . . . . . . . 92½ +¼
Talisman VCT. . . . . . . . . . . . . 53½
Temple Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1326 +10
Templeton Emrg. . . . . . . . . . . 737
-9
The European Inv.Tst . . . . . . 942
-7
Throgmorton Tst. . . . . . . . . . . 530
-3
TR Euro.Growth . . . . . . . . . . 1111 +2
TR Prop. IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411½ -2½
Troy Inc & Growth Trust . . . . . 78
Value & Income . . . . . . . . . .276½ +1½
Witan Inv Trust . . . . . . . . . . . 1096
Witan Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
-4
Wwide Healthcare . . . . . . . . 2560
52 WEEK
HIGH LOW
1425
750
888
1030
1090
1225
390¾
201¼
1105
1315
1935
174½
273
644¼
166½
310½
308
526½
418½
379
767
830
930
446
142¼
785
460
1270
339½
1262
305¾
794
342½
574
1835
648
1580
308
494¾
413
248½
95½
59½
2220
526
515
179½
260
826
850
603
817¾
1307
477
115
2900
78
675
83½
48
40
265
365
2000
408½
1240
1410
2035
242
484
303
235
198
574
381
891
511
292½
301
270¼
21½
502
528
305
95
55½
1335
825
974
536
1270
419
82½
287½
1108
350
2679
1210
634½
725
892½
890
1055
352
168
895
967½
1515
133½
225
522
138¼
262½
262½
461
366
312
661
736
768
360¼
121½
644
356¼
1004
293¼
883
251
666
299
443
1647½
552
1460
270
343
373½
226
76
49
1896
455
438
168
217
667
772½
529
724
1164
411½
101
2570
62½
219
65½
22½
32
240
247
1720
333½
953½
958
1815
225
395½
267
190
165
489
339½
771
382
245
226
220
20¼
434¼
424
266
72
53½
1180
672
866
421
988
331½
73
250
980
306½
2317
3i Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .984½ +11½ 986¼
3i Infrastructure. . . . . . . . . . . . 225 -¾
226
Ashmore Group . . . . . . . . . .399¼ +1¾ 433¼
Brewin Dolphin . . . . . . . . . . .380¾ +¾
393
Charles Stanley . . . . . . . . . . . 344
434
Charles Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . 290#
-3
300
City Of London . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
172½
Guinness Peat Group . . . . .83½# +6
90
Hargreaves Lansdown. . . .1921½ +46½ 1930½
IFG Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
-1 186½
IG Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .862½ +11½ 874
Intermediate Cap.Grp . . . . . 1158 +15 1178
International Pers Fin . . . . . . . 244 +7½ 254¾
Investec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564¼ -10 648½
IP Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141½ +1½ 154½
Jupiter Fund Man. . . . . . . . . . 463 +6¾ 631½
Liontrust Asset Man . . . . . . . . 572 +4
610
London Stock Ex. . . . . . . . . 4475# +58 4487
Lonfin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44½
46
Man Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192# +2 217¾
Paragon Group. . . . . . . . . . . . 546 +1 548½
Provident Financial. . . . . . . .654½ -11 2332¾
Rathbone Brothers . . . . . . . . 2506 -10 2800
S & U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2735 -35 2790
Schroders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3432 +21 3773
828½
189¼
332¼
322¼
334
223¾
70
62
1266
134¾
547½
798
157¾
461½
102
445
430
3391
42½
148¾
404
430¼
2284
1883½
3079
Financial Services
SHARES AT A GLANCE
COMPANY
CLOSE +/-
52 WEEK
HIGH LOW
Schroders NV . . . . . . . . . . . . 2595 +35 2695 2178
Shore Capital . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
285
205
Standard Life . . . . . . . . . . .367½# -1¼
447 354½
Tullett Prebon . . . . . . . . . . .441½# -½ 553½ 437½
Walker Crips Group . . . . . . . . . 36
-1 48½
35
Fixed Line Telecommunications
BT Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206¾
KCOM Group . . . . . . . . . . . .100¼
TalkTalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Telecom Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . 1040
-5
-1
-3
-14
317 206½
110 86¼
218 94½
1321 1034
Greggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1020#
-5
Morrison (Wm) . . . . . . . . . . .252½ +1
Ocado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545¼ -11½
Sainsbury (J) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 -½
Tesco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 +1
United Drug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 925 -4½
1399 1011
254¼
204
597½ 238¾
314½ 224¾
248½ 166½
959
742
Food & Drug Retailers
Food Producers
A.B. Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2725 -10
Anglo-Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760 +15
Carr’s Milling . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142# +½
Cranswick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3034
-6
Dairy Crest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540 -4½
Devro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223½
-3
Glanbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1242 -13¼
Greencore Group . . . . . . . . .162¾ -2¼
Kerry Grp ‘A’ Shs . . . . . . .7815½# -61½
Premier Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 +¼
3371 2389
888
730
149¾
120
3337 2740
652½
490
246 187¼
1634¼ 1173½
255¼
127
8244¾ 6477
44
36
COMPANY
CLOSE +/-
Headlam Group . . . . . . . . . . . 476 +11½
Mcbride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128¼ -1½
Persimmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2817 +51
Reckitt Benckiser . . . . . . . . 5800# +25
Redrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 647 +4
Taylor Wimpey . . . . . . . . . .202¼# +7¼
COMPANY
52 WEEK
HIGH LOW
639
232¼
2890
8108
664½
211¼
410
128
2231
5443
540
175
1006
155
490
613½
2125
1485
1443
261¼
63¼
352
87
165
6090
146½
276
1290
2305
739½
97½
417½
284½
1530
1142
1013
198¾
22¾
223½
59¾
45
5150
105
197
910
1727
Industrial Engineering
Bodycote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 920#
C.H. Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97½
Castings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434½
Fenner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609#
Goodwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1960
Hill & Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1445
IMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1126#
Melrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232½#
Renold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Rotork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347¼#
Severfield-Rowen . . . . . . . . . . 77½
Slingsby H.C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Spirax-Sarco . . . . . . . . . . . . 5985#
Tex Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . .113½
Trifast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Vitec Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1240#
Weir Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2287#
+9
-½
+1
+10
-15
+27
+1
+¼
+½
+¼
+5
+25
+29
Industrial Metals & Mining
Evraz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495¾ -6½ 512½ 173¼
Ferrexpo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
-8 323¼ 159¾
Interntl Ferro Metals . . . . . . . . . . 1
52 WEEK
HIGH LOW
CLOSE +/-
Lonmin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 -2¼
106
Petra Diamonds . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 +2
139
Petropavlovsk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
8½
Polymetal Intl. . . . . . . . . . . .685½# -27 1069
Randgold Res. . . . . . . . . . . 5808# -100 8190
Rio Tinto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4229½ -11½ 4248½
Sirius Minerals . . . . . . . . . . . . 33½ -¼
35
Vedanta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .782½ +1¼
954
48¼
60
6¼
591
5572
3000
22
575
Mobile Telecommunications
Inmarsat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382½# -13½ 844½ 336½
Vodafone Group . . . . . . . . . .198½ -8¾
238
191
Nonequity Investment Instruments
European Ass Tst. . . . . . . . . . 124
Invesco Lev. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74¾
Oryx Int.Gwth.. . . . . . . . . . . .812½
Rights &Iss.Inc . . . . . . . . . . . 2135
-¼
135 121¼
83½
74
824½
675
2165 1990
Nonlife Insurance
Admiral Group . . . . . . . . .1947½# +17½
Beazley Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 607 +3½
Direct Line Insurance . . . . .370¼# +7¼
Esure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230½# +1½
Hiscox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1498# +9
Jardine Lloyd . . . . . . . . . . . . 1286 +2
Lancashire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609½ +2
RSA Insurance Grp . . . . . .655½# +6½
2178
619½
411¼
303
1525
1448
759½
666½
1784
446½
342
212½
1191
1126
556½
593½
Oil & Gas Producers
BP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577¼# +6¾ 580¼ 439¾
Cairn Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . .247½ +7¼ 254½ 167½
Enquest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40½ +2½
44
24
Exillon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 -½
150
68
Gulf Keystone Pet. . . . . . . . .188¾ +6½ 191¾
88
JKX Oil & Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . 30½ +½
33
11
Ophir Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
-1 89¼ 52¼
Premier Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110½ +¾
113 44¼
Regal Petroleum. . . . . . . . . . . . 22 +1¾ 25½
3¼
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘A’ . . . . . . . 2691# +30 2706 2035
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘B’ . . . . . .2772½# +33½ 2787½ 2056
Soco International . . . . . . . . . 110 -7½
143 90¾
Tullow Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 +5¾
247 145½
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution
5508
779
2616
1722
1766
15¼
4852
4325
586½
1695
1242¾
855½
4¾
2953½
Mondi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998# +18½ 2130
1693
Gas, Water & Multiutilities
Centrica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148½# -¾
National Grid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 837 -13¼
Pennon Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 709 -1½
Severn Trent. . . . . . . . . . . .1964½ -6½
United Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . 758 -5½
209
124
1091 736¾
944 583½
2553 1703
1056
656
General Industrials
DS Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543¾ +3¾ 558½ 421¾
Low & Bonar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 -1¼ 89¾ 52½
RPC Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .776¾ -¼
993 720½
Smiths Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 1660 +5 1685 1444
Vesuvius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .622½#
-6 630½ 530½
General Retailers
Ashley (Laura) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4¼ -½
Brown (N.) Group . . . . . . . . .205¼ +¼
Caffyns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
Carpetright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32½ -2½
Debenhams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 -¾
Dignity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1249 +4
Dixons Carphone . . . . . . . . .223½ -1½
Dunelm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609 +11
Findel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250½
Flying Brands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3¾ -¼
French Connection. . . . . . . . . . 62 -1½
Halfords Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 383 -¾
Inchcape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 751 +½
John David Group . . . . . . . . . 390 -1½
Kingfisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290# -1½
Lookers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111½# +12½
Marks & Spencer . . . . . . . . . . 288 -1½
Moss Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47# -½
Mothercare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 +½
Next . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5628 +26
Pendragon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27½# +¼
Pets At Home . . . . . . . . . . . .153¾ -½
Saga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 +1¼
Sports Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Ted Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2648 -40
Topps Tiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
WH Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999
13¾
357¾
515
224
50¾
2626
342
753½
270
5½
65
387½
880½
456
368
129½
395½
120
129¼
5664
39
219½
211
419½
3214
103
2347
4
168
385
32½
20½
748½
149
509½
150¼
2¾
28
307½
670
303¼
278¾
82
264½
44
14¾
3617
20¼
149
109½
284½
2320
60¾
1664
Health Care Equipment & Services
Bioquell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Consort Medical . . . . . . . . . . 1210 +24
Mediclinic Intnl . . . . . . . . . . .684¾ -19¾
Smith & Nephew . . . . . . . . . 1304
-2
370
160
1220 1018
887 507½
1431 1215
Household Goods & Home Construction
Abbey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1345
Barratt Development . . . . .568¼#
Bellway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3433
Berkeley Grp Hldgs . . . . . . . 4200
Bovis Homes . . . . . . . . . . . 1298#
Colefax Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 501
+15
+92
+63
+34
1345 1200
700 519¾
3792 2727
4240 3093
1301
894
545 467½
The service is provided for general information only and is not intended to address individual requirements. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before
making investment decisions. Reasonable care will be taken in ensuring the accuracy of the information provided but it may include errors, omissions or inaccuracies.
BBA Aviation. . . . . . . . . . . .327½#
-2 368¾ 292½
Braemar Shipping Serv . . . .272½ +17½ 322 239½
Clarkson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2500
-5 3450 2375
Fisher (J) & Sons . . . . . . . . . 1732 -22 1780 1360
Ocean Wilsons . . . . . . . . . . 1125#
1202½ 1015
Royal Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609 -4¾
631
370
Stobart Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 -1½ 303¼
220
Wincanton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265½ -4½
308
195
Leisure Goods
Games Workshop . . . . . . . . 2495 +35 2689
Photo-Me Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 +2 191½
920
156
Life Insurance
Aviva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544¼#
Chesnara . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401½#
Legal & General . . . . . . . . .282¾#
Old Mutual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Phoenix Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 790
Prudential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1925#
St James’s Place . . . . . . .1181½#
+6¼
+6
+5
-4¼
-2½
+19
+7
545¾ 486½
423½
346
283½
249
261
188
815 725½
1981 1716½
1270½ 1052
Media
4imprint Group . . . . . . . . . . . 1960 +10
Bloomsbury Publish. . . . . . .189¾ -¾
Daily Mail & Gen . . . . . . . . . . 730 +1
Euromoney Inst. . . . . . . . . . . 1268
-2
Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456 -10½
Haynes Publishing . . . . . . . . . 229
Huntsworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98¾ +2¾
Informa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 757# +½
ITE Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137½ -8½
ITV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165¾# -2½
Johnston Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8¼
Moneysupermarket . . . . . . . 316#
-6
Pearson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .908½ -1¼
Quarto Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Reed Elsevier . . . . . . . . . .1586½# +5½
Rightmove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4741# -13
Sky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1369½ +12½
STV Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .342½# +7½
Tarsus Grp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 +½
Trinity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . .84¾# +¼
Utd Business Media . . . . . . . 986# -3½
Wilmington Group . . . . . . . . . 252
-1
WPP Group . . . . . . . . . . . .1277½ -20
2020
190½
754½
1346
479
243
100
762¾
195¼
200¼
17½
366½
921½
254
1782
4780
1380
389¾
335
112
992
282
1754
1550
157¼
534½
1046
179
162½
49
641½
136¼
142½
8
257
566½
114
1429½
3889
900
305
273
66
645
215
1094
Mining
African Barrick Gold . . . . . .139¾ -1½
Anglo American . . . . . . . . .1802½ -38¼
Anglo Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . .157½#
-5
Antofagasta. . . . . . . . . . . .1051½# +3½
Avocet Mining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
BHP Billiton. . . . . . . . . . . . .1712¼ -8¾
Centamin Egypt . . . . . . . . . .162½
-2
Fresnillo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1243# -43½
Gem Diamonds . . . . . . . . . . . 109 +2
Glencore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379¼#
-6
Hochschild Mining . . . . . . . . 212# -5¾
Kazakhmys . . . . . . . . . . . . .1016½ -11½
Kenmare Res. . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 +1
438 133½
1859½ 959½
166½ 105¼
1067½
751
1731
177
1725
110
415
331½
1043
342½
1140
131¾
1159½
68¾
276½
187¼
462½
205
Capital & Counties . . . . . . .286¼#
Capital & Regional . . . . . . . . . 56#
Cardiff Property . . . . . . . . . . 1820
CLS Holdings . . . . . . . . . . . .245½
Daejan Holdings . . . . . . . . . . 6050
Development Sec. . . . . . . .228½#
F&C Commercial . . . . . . . . .143¾
Foxtons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72¾#
Grainger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314¾
Helical Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
London & Ass.Prop . . . . . . . . . 28
Mountview Est. . . . . . . . . . . 10900
Panther Secs. . . . . . . . . . . . . 385#
Raven Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45½
Savills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .938½
St. Modwen Prop.. . . . . . . . .404½
Stewart & Wight . . . . . . . . . . . 525
UK Coal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112½#
UK Commercial Prop . . . . . . . . 89
Wynnstay Props. . . . . . . . . .582½
-4¾ 324¾
+2 60¾
1820
-2 254½
7005
-3½
240
-¼ 151½
+¾ 112¼
-2 319½
-8
393
31
12187½
385
+½
52
-6½ 1034
-3¾
426
525
-½
115
-½ 92½
600
253
50¼
1625
190¼
5580
179
134½
64½
251½
288½
18¼
10300
307
41½
842
332¼
525
92
85½
505
Real Estate Investment Trusts
Big Yellow Group . . . . . . . . . . 956 -6½
British Land. . . . . . . . . . . . . .684¼ -6¼
Derwent London . . . . . . . . . 3070# -27
Great Portland Est.. . . . . . . . . 687 -5½
Hammerson . . . . . . . . . . . . .555¾ -3¼
Hansteen Holdings. . . . . . .104½#
Highcroft Inv.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 900# -10
Intu Properties . . . . . . . . . .195¼# -5¼
Land Securities. . . . . . . . . . . . 950 -18¾
London & Stamford Prop . . . . 193 -1½
Mckay Secs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
-5
Mucklow (A&J) . . . . . . . . . . . . 568 +2
Primary Health . . . . . . . . . .114¼#
SEGRO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .650¼ +½
Shaftesbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 990 -18
Town Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
-1
Unite Group . . . . . . . . . . . .847½# +1
Workspace Group . . . . . . . . 1103 -18
977
694
3235
798¾
609½
145½
955
278½
1206½
197½
278
568
123¼
655
1055
318¾
860½
1132
722
590½
2580
665
434½
97¾
880
194¼
906¾
164
205¼
472
108¾
480
921
270
622
840½
Software & Computer Services
Aveva Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 2326 -10 3054 1803
Computacenter . . . . . . . . . . . 1346 +60 1360 795½
Electronic Data Proc. . . . . . . . 72½ -1½
81 63½
Emblaze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20½
-1 25½
18
Fidessa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3830#
4170 2041
Gresham Computing . . . . . . 195# +3½ 207½ 150½
Intec Telecom . . . . . . . . . . . . 71¾
Micro Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1269
-9 2739 911¾
Microgen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439½#
509
316
RM Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
-2
228 155¾
Sage Group . . . . . . . . . . . .662½#
-6 821½ 598½
SDL International . . . . . . . . . 432#
-2
670
348
Triad Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
-2
82
52
Support Services
Aggreko. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .725¼#
983 695½
Ashtead Group . . . . . . . . . . . 2252 +13 2261 1542
Babcock International. . . . . .744½ -10½ 969½ 626¼
Bunzl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2228
-3 2465 1936
Capita Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .130* +4¼ 430¼ 80¼
Carillion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14¼
Communisis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66#
-1 70½ 46¼
# Ex-dividend * Ex-rights a Ex-All c Ex-capitalisation † Shares suspended
6475
470½
1019
533
416¾
1446
4460
238½
161½
690
399½
41½
55
4140
619
2000
58½
2¾
322
440½
148½
39
309½
791
255½
696½
385¼
226½
83½
69
125
54½
48¼
37½
285
1216
Technology Hardware & Equipment
BATM Advanced . . . . . . . . . . 26¼
-1 28¼ 17½
CML Microsystems . . . . . . . . 550 -12½
569
415
Laird Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . .196¾
-1 204½ 113¾
Spirent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
129½ 90½
888 Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . .309¾ -2¼ 314¾
Air Partner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 -1½ 153¼
Carnival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4912 +37 5380
Celtic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
132
Compass Group . . . . . . . . . . 1559 +33½ 1760¼
Domino’s Pizza. . . . . . . . . . . . 365 -2½ 369¾
EasyJet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1741 +56 1768
Enterprise Inns . . . . . . . . . . .130¾ +5¼
150
FirstGroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113½ +3¾
153
Fuller Smith & Turner. . . . . . . 945 +5 1096
Go-Ahead Group . . . . . . . . . 1863 +14 1964
Greene King . . . . . . . . . . . . .558½ +4¾
755
GVC Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . .920½ -19½
982
Heavitree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
480
InterContinental Htl. . . . . . . . 4714 -13 4928
Intl Consolidated Airlines . . .685¾
-6 700¼
Irish Continental Uts . . . . . . .501¼
524¾
Marston’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 +1½ 145¾
Merlin Ent.. . . . . . . . . . . . . .375¼# +2
537
Millennium & Cop. . . . . . . . . . 541
-4 625½
Mitchells & Butlers . . . . . . . .275¼ +½
283
National Express . . . . . . . .406¼# +4¾ 412½
Paddy Power Betfair . . . . . 7760# -215 8900
Rank Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .167¾ -2½ 248½
Restaurant Gp . . . . . . . . . . .307½ -9¼
369
Ryanair Holdings . . . . . . . .1358¼
1698¼
Sportech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78¼ +8¼ 108¾
Stagecoach Group . . . . . . . .153½
-1 216¾
Thomas Cook Group . . . . . .140½ +1¼
142
TUI AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1782 +16½ 1783½
Wetherspoon (JD) . . . . . . . 1197#
-3 1325
Whitbread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4180 -27 4331
William Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314# +1
338
Real Estate Investment & Services
Forestry & Paper
7755
703½
1253
709
581½
1758
5712
341
205
867
520
77½
241¾
5425
742
2225
96¾
8¾
514½
560
297¼
92½
539
1015
335¾
1030
730
305½
123
108¼
182
128¾
62
96
387
1681
Personal Goods
AstraZeneca . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5292
-3
BTG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590½ -72
Genus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2538 +28
GlaxoSmithKline . . . . . . . . . 1470# -6½
Hikma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1348½# +34
Oxford Biomedica. . . . . . . . . . . 15 +½
Shire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4182½ +45½
Industrial Transportation
52 WEEK
HIGH LOW
Tobacco
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
289
526
3695
CLOSE +/-
Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .883½ +20½ 893½ 382½
John Wood Group . . . . . . . . 676# +17¼ 779 521½
Lamprell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
115½ 65½
Petrofac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 642# +1½ 701½
349
Burberry Group. . . . . . . . . .1803½
-3 1985 1498
PZ Cussons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 -7¾ 363¾ 224½
Supergroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1153 -17 2076 1152
REA Holdings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
353
Tate & Lyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597 -4¾
795
Unilever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4108½# -29 4548½
COMPANY
DCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7230 +10
De La Rue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 520
-5
Diploma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1239 +6
Electrocomponents . . . . . . . . 618 -½
Essentra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461¾
-1
Experian Group . . . . . . . . .1711½ -3½
Ferguson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5672 +22
G4S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262#
-1
Hays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183¾ -½
Homeserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 758 +1
Howden Joinery . . . . . . . . . . . 508 +¾
IEnergizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Interserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 +6
Intertek Group. . . . . . . . . . . . 5092 +36
John Menzies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 677 +7
London Security . . . . . . . . . . 2100
Macfarlane Group . . . . . . . . . 95¼ +3
Mangmnt Consulting . . . . . . . . 3¼
Mears Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328 +4
Michael Page . . . . . . . . . . . .545½ +3½
Mitie Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190¼
-4
Norish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 +1½
Northgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414 +38¼
Paypoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 889 +16
Rentokil Initial . . . . . . . . . . .318¼# -1¼
Ricardo Group . . . . . . . . . . . 1000 +12
Robert Walters . . . . . . . . . . . 704#
-2
RPS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .267½#
-1
Serco Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96¾ -2¼
Shanks Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 69½ -½
SIG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138¼ -¼
Smiths News . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56¼ -½
Speedy Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 +1½
St.Ives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 +1
SThree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332# -1½
Travis Perkins . . . . . . . . . . . . 1294 -7½
British Amer.Tob. . . . . . . . .3826½ +15½ 5643
Imperial Brands . . . . . . . . .2745½ -19½ 3714
3650
2325
Travel & Leisure
240¼
74
4468
96½
1425
263½
1151
115
77
896
1338
459
748
392½
3668
578
450¼
99¾
318½
432
221
341
6665
165
230½
1285¾
37½
129½
88½
1109
958
3512
240
AIM
600 Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15½
Arbuthnot Banking . . . . . . . 1535#
ASOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6240
Boohoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199¾
Camellia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12450
Churchill China . . . . . . . . .1087½#
CPP Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10¾
Cropper (James) . . . . . . . . . 1435
Dewhurst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 960
Falkland Islands . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Fevertree Drinks . . . . . . . . . . 2910
Filtronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Finsbury Food Group . . . . . . . 128
Flowgroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Goals Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83½
Gresham House . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Harvey Nash Group . . . . . . .103¾
Hornby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24½
James Halstead . . . . . . . . . . 400#
Johnson Service. . . . . . . . . . . 140
Majestic Wine . . . . . . . . . . . .440½
Molins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Nichols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1545
Northamber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Numis Corporation . . . . . . . . . 440
Ovoca Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9¼
Patagonia Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Portmeirion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1125#
Rockhopper Exploratn . . . . . 41½
Ten Alps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +½
Trans-Siberian Gold . . . . . . . . 37½
UBC Media Group . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Victoria Oil & Gas . . . . . . . . . . 33¼
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Sport
DAILY EXPRESS
GIRO D’ITALIA leader
Simon Yates admits
it will now be tougher
to win this year’s race
after a disastrous day
for
his
wingman
Esteban Chaves.
The Lancashire-born racer
yesterday came through the
2018 Giro’s longest stage,
a “ferocious” 240km slog
through Italy’s rugged central
region, with his lead intact
and even gained a threesecond bonus mid-race.
But his Mitchelton-Scott
team-mate Chaves, previously
second overall, suffered a
massive loss of power on a
tough early climb and finished
more than 25 minutes down.
Yates, 25, said afterwards
that
Chaves’s
nightmare
stage represented a big
setback for him too.
“I think it becomes harder
for me because previously
when we were both on the
final climbs, we had two cards
to play, it was much more
difficult for our rivals to chase
us both,” he said.
“But now it’s only me and
we will have to adjust our
tactics.”
Yates said he was bitterly
disappointed for Chaves, his
co-team leader who finished
second overall behind Italian
Vincenzo Nibali in the race in
2016.
“We had a good rest day [on
Monday], we were relaxed and
from what I saw he was his
normal self.” said Yates. “But
today he didn’t have enough
power in the legs.”
Yates
said
the
stage,
featuring
more
than
3,000metres of climbing, had a
brutally
fast
beginning,
featuring constant attacks
from his rival riders.
“It was one of the most
aggressive starts I’ve seen for
a while, especially for such a
long day’s racing,” he said.
“It was really ferocious. We
just never stopped, it was a
very
difficult
day
for
everybody.”
The only positive to come
from Chaves’s disastrous day,
Yates said, was that the
Colombian could now focus
on helping the Briton, rather
than chase his own ambitions
Murphy
retires
TIMMY MURPHY went out
on a winner at Chepstow
last night.
After dismounting from
Happy Escape, who took
the 6.20, he announced his
immediate retirement.
Trevor Whelan picked up
his later mounts.
Murphy’s biggest success
as a jump jockey came on
Comply Or Die in the 2008
Grand National.
His other wins for owner
David Johnson included
Contraband in the 2005
Arkle Chase and Our Vic in
the 2008 Ryanair.
His last victory under NH
rules was on Irish Prophecy
in a Doncaster bumper on
November 26, 2016.
He has ridden on the Flat
with limited success for the
last 18 months.
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Picture: LUK BENIES
Yates wings
are clipped
OUT ON
HiS OWN:
Yates, left,
remains as
leader, with
Froome
now 10th
Barry in a pinch
BARRY PINCHES
must dash the hopes
of his teenage son
Luke today if he is to
regain a place on tour.
The 47-year-old is a
veteran of 26 years as a
professional but lost
his card two years ago.
And the former world
No18 admits he faces
the “hardest match” of
his life when he walks
out against 17-year-old
Luke at Burton’s
Meadowside Centre.
The Qualifying
School process will see
all four semi-finalists
pocket a two-year tour
card in each of three
SNOOKER
events. Luke is bidding
to win a place among
the professional ranks
for the first time.
Barry said: “We were
in the snooker club
when the draw came
out and saw we could
play each other. I still
can’t believe it and I’m
not looking forward to
it. I played Luke in a
pro-am once and beat
him 4-2. But this is
obviously a completely
different situation
because it is such an
important event.”
HECTOR NUNNS
MOTOR RACING
FELIPE MASSA will join the Formula E
championship next season.
Massa, the Brazilian who competed in 269
grands prix and was pipped to the 2008
Formula One world title by Lewis Hamilton, is
to race for the Venturi team.
The 37-year-old retired from F1 at the end of
last year and is the most established name to
make the move to the all-electric series and
will begin testing later this month.
to wear the Maglia Rosa in
Rome.
“For sure he’ll be a strong
help for me in the climbs, so
maybe you can look at it two
ways,” said Yates, who now
holds the British record for
days spent leading the Giro,
cycling’s second hardest stage
race after the Tour de France.
The
racer
from
Bury
has
topped
the
overall
classification for five days, one
more than previous recordholder Mark Cavendish.
Chris Froome, meanwhile,
moved up to 10th overall after
PERTH
Chaves’s dramatic time loss.
“It was a very hard stage,
everybody was feeling fresh
and there was a lot of action
at the start of the day,” said
Froome.
“But I’m pleased that I was
in the front group and didn’t
lose time.”
Froome is lying two and half
minutes behind Yates, after an
exceptionally difficult first
week for the Briton.
The Sky rider has crashed
twice since the first day of the
race on May 4, and he
struggled badly on the main
RUK
THE SCOUT
6.05
6.35
7.05
7.35
Champ
Fit For Fifty
Cosmic Tigress
Ardmillan
8.05 COCKLEY BECK
8.35 Mill Forge
9.05 Mendip Express
HOTEL MAIDEN HURDLE
6.05 GRAMPIAN
£4,224 (Class 4)2m 4f 35yds
(10 dec)
0- BLACK N BLUE (19) R M Smith 6 11 0 ............................. B Hughes
12/2- ● CHAMP (116) (F) N Henderson 6 11 0 ...............N De Boinville
5- COURT DREAMING (52) N Richards 5 11 0..................... R Day(3)
6/PP- GOLIATH (46) M Barnes 6 11 0 .......................................D Irving(3)
PL8- J AND M GREENGAIRS (20) R M Smith 10 11 0.....S Mulqueen(3)
70P- MOORES NOVELTY (20) N Alexander 6 11 0 ... Lucy Alexander
370/ SOLWAY STORM (569) Miss L Harrison 8 11 0 .......C Bewley(3)
4P4- STORM NELSON (21) Mrs L Normile 5 11 0 ......... G Cockburn(3)
6/FP- TEMPLENABOE (122) Miss L Russell 6 11 0..................Derek Fox
5-0 ESPOIR MORIVIERE (11) Mrs R Dobbin 4 10 9 ........ Craig Nichol
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 4, 6.
W-Factor: Champ (99); Court Dreaming (93); Storm Nelson (89).
SP FORECAST: 2-9 Champ, 10 Court Dreaming, 16 Templenaboe, Storm
Nelson, 20 Black N Blue, 25 Solway Storm, 33 Others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
UK NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE
6.35 HEINEKEN
£4,640 (4)
2m
(8)
364- ALIZEE DE JANEIRO (61) (F) Miss L Russell 8 11 12 .Derek Fox
L6L- CALIVIGNY (21) N Alexander 9 11 11..................Mr J Andrews(7)
L15- DAKOTA GREY (26) M Hammond 7 11 10 ....................A P Cawley
P8P- VERTIGO (53) Miss L Russell 6 11 10...................... B Campbell(5)
28L- MOTION TO STRIKE (38) J Stephen 8 10 11 ............R Chapman(3)
494- ● FIT FOR FIFTY (38)(T) D McCain 6 10 3 .................. B Hughes
P03- MAGNOLIA RIDGE (225) A B Hamilton 8 10 2 ..............H Brooke
PLP- RAIN IN THE FACE (54)(T) Sam England 5 10 0 ..... J England
VISOR: No. 2 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 4, 8 CHEEK PIECES: No. 1.
W-F: Fit For Fifty (99); Alizee De Janeiro (98); Motion To Strike (98).
SP FORECAST: 3 Alizee De Janeiro, 4 Dakota Grey, 5 Magnolia Ridge,
Calivigny, 6 Fit For Fifty, 8 Vertigo, 14 Motion To Strike, Rain In The Face.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
WORLD OF SPORT
climb on Sunday, the 25km
slog to Gran Sasso.
But the four-time Tour
winner was adamant on
Monday’s rest day that he
would fight on regardless,
saying: “I still want to do the
best I can do, if it’s for 20th
place, second or first place –
I’m here to race.”
Froome and the rest of
the field will face another
difficult
test
of
their
climbing ability today on
the short but punishingly
steep final uphill finish in
Osimo.
MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE
7.05 PERTH
£4,606 (4) 2m 47yds
(10)
CHASE
7.35 HANDICAP
£3,583 (5)
3m
(12)
42U- BAHRIKATE (20) (C&D,T) S Corbett 5 11 12 .......... J Corbett(5)
67L- SILK RUN (113) (S,T) Tom Lacey 5 11 12................N De Boinville
148- ● COSMIC TIGRESS (F13) (D,F,T) J J Quinn 7 11 10 ... C R King
240- SENSE OF URGENCY (238) L Normile 6 11 5 .... G Cockburn(3)
4P/0- QUANTUM OF SOLACE (26) (D,T) F O’Brien 8 11 4.. P Brennan
004- HIDDEN DILEMMA (19) S Crawford (IRE) 5 11 4 .............C Nichol
6/L5- JOLIE CRICKETTE (21) (D) N Alexander 6 11 3 ...Lucy Alexander
69-P DRUMNAGREAGH (9) S Crawford (IRE) 5 11 2 ............. B Hughes
L06- EMILYOGUE (29) J Ryan (IRE) 5 11 0 ............................T Brett(7)
3LL- HOT GOSSIP (70) Mrs D Sayer 4 10 5 ............................. S Quinlan
BLINKERS: No. 7 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 7
CHEEK PIECES: No. 8 HOOD: Nos. 4, 5.
W-F: Cosmic Tigress (99); Quantum Of Solace (98); Silk Run (97).
SP FORECAST: 7-2 Silk Run, 4 Hidden Dilemma, 5 Bahrikate, 6 Cosmic
Tigress, 10 Quantum Of Solace, Jolie Crickette, 12 Others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
ONDERUN (19) (D) G Bewley 9 12 2 ............................J Bewley(3)
● ARDMILLAN (19) S Crawford (IRE) 10 11 12 ........... P Brennan
MISS BISCOTTI (353) (F) G Anderson 10 11 12 ... N Moscrop(5)
ORIONINVERNESS (23) Miss L Russell 7 11 8 .....S Mulqueen(3)
HAVANA JACK (30) L Kerr 8 11 5 .................................... B Hughes
BALLINVEGGA (518) Mrs J Stephen 8 11 4 .................... R Day(3)
GIBBSTOWN (23) (D) P Stafford (IRE) 12 11 0 ............Derek Fox
JACKOFHEARTS (30) Mrs J McGregor 10 10 0............ S Quinlan
SOLWAY TRIGGER (220) L Harrison 9 10 0 ...........R Chapman(3)
DAYDREAM ISLAND (9) Mrs S Walton 8 10 0 ......T Willmott(7)
UNDER THE RED SKY (23) K Johnson 11 10 0 ....Alison Clarke(7)
TOP CAT DJ (173) M Barnes 10 10 0 .........................T Dowson(3)
BLINKERS: No. 11 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 4, 12
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 10.
W-Factor: Ardmillan (99); Onderun (98); Havana Jack (96).
SP FORECAST: 3 Onderun, 5 Ardmillan, Havana Jack, 11-2 Gibbstown, 6
Orioninverness, 12 Miss Biscotti, Jackofhearts, 16 Others.
BEATEN FAVOURITES: 6.05 Champ. 6.35 Dakota Grey(hcp hdl).
7.05 Bahrikate(hcp hdl). 8.05 Border Victor(hcp hdl). 9.05
Viacometti. LONGEST UK TRAVELLER: Mendip Express (9.05)
449 miles. STABLE SWITCH: 6.05 Goliath from K Dalgleish to M
Barnes. 6.35 Magnolia Ridge from M Walford to A B Hamilton. 7.35
Miss Biscotti from Gary Rutherford to Gemma Anderson.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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HANDICAP HURDLE
8.05 NOVICES’
£3,583 (5)
3m
(14)
● COCKLEY BECK (46) N Richards 6 11 12 ................... B Hughes
SOLWAY PALM (268) L Harrison 8 11 8............... R Chapman(3)
ARIZONA BOUND (32) Miss L Russell 6 11 7 ............C Bewley(3)
LE HACHETTE (15) J Ryan (IRE) 5 11 6 .........................T Brett(7)
HIGHLAND PEAK (19) Mrs J Stephen 6 11 4 .................. R Day(3)
SHANAWAY (19) W Coltherd 7 11 2.......................... S Coltherd(5)
BORDER VICTOR (29) F Murtagh 6 10 12 .............. L Murtagh(5)
FORTH CAVE (29) Mrs D Sayer 6 10 12 .......................... S Quinlan
I’LL RUN WITH YOU (54) D Sayer 5 10 11 ....... C McCormack(3)
OUR MORRIS (175) G Bewley 7 10 9 ...........................J Bewley(3)
DUTCH CANYON (21) N Alexander 8 10 8 .......... G Cockburn(3)
CLASSICAL SOUND (33) (F) R Dobbin 6 10 6........ Craig Nichol
GENTLEMAN JAMES (141) Mrs D Sayer 6 10 0 .........J Hamilton
HONEYCHILE RYDER (32) Mrs D Sayer 7 10 0 ......... C O’Farrell
BLINKERS: No. 14 TONGUE STRAP: No. 13
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 7, 8 HOOD: No. 14.
W-Factor: Cockley Beck (99); Shanaway (91); Classical Sound (91).
SP FORECAST: 9-2 Border Victor, 5 Cockley Beck, 6 Shanaway, Classical
Sound, 8 Le Hachette, Arizona Bound, 14 Others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
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1. Who produced figures of 6-32 as New Zealand bowled England
out for 58 in the first session of the Test series?
2. Who scored England’s goal in their 1-0 friendly win in the
Netherlands?
3. Who scored two tries, three conversions and two penalties for Italy
in their 29-27 Six Nations defeat by Scotland?
4. Who scored twice for West Ham in their
3-0 win at home to Southampton?
5. Which Grenadan athlete ended America’s
28-year stranglehold on the Olympic men’s
400metres at the 2012 games?
6. At which racecourse did Frankie Dettori
ride seven winners in one day in 1996?
RATINGS
0-3 Oh dear
7. Who captained the US Ryder Cup team who
4-6 Small beer
beat Europe at Brookline in 1999?
7-9 So near
8. Which Austrian tennis player won the
10 Sporting seer
men’s singles at the French Open in 1995?
9. The German team Wolfsburg were originally a sports club for
workers at which car manufacturer?
10. Which county cricket club have the one-day name Eagles?
ANSWERS: 1 Trent Boult. 2 Jesse Lingard. 3 Tommaso Allan.
4 Marko Arnautovic. 5 Kirani James. 6 Ascot. 7 Ben Crenshaw.
8 Thomas Muster. 9 Volkswagen. 10 Essex.
From Alasdair Fotheringham
in Gualdo Tadino
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HOTEL HANDICAP HURDLE
8.35 SALUTATION
£5,588 (4)
3m
(12)
LANDECKER (20) N Alexander 10 12 0 ............Mr J Andrews(7)
JET MASTER (21) (C) N Alexander 12 11 12 ...... Lucy Alexander
PRESENCE FELT (141) (D) J E Dixon 10 11 12 .......Mr J Dixon(7)
BENECHENKO (29)(T) F O’Brien 6 11 11 ..... Brodie Hampson(5)
BAYSBROWN (385) (C&D) N Richards 8 11 7 ................. C R King
NATIVE OPTIMIST (9) (C&D) S Walton 11 11 7 .........S Coltherd(5)
● MILL FORGE (19) (C) S Crawford (IRE) 11 11 1......... B Hughes
LATE DATE (21) (C&D) M Hammond 7 10 11 ...........F O’Toole(3)
TOP BILLING (38) (D,F) N Richards 9 10 11 ................... R Day(3)
REIVERS LODGE (20)(T) S Corbett 6 10 10 ........... J Corbett(5)
WYFIELD ROSE (21) (C&D) A Whillans 9 10 9 ...............H Brooke
MARAWEH (21) (C&D) Miss L Russell 8 10 7 ........T Willmott(7)
VISOR: No. 1 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 2, 10
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 7, 11, 12 HOOD: Nos. 2, 10.
W-Factor: Mill Forge (99); Maraweh (93); Benechenko (91).
SP FORECAST: 3 Mill Forge, 11-2 Maraweh, 13-2 Jet Master, 8 Benechenko,
10 Top Billing, Native Optimist, Late Date, 12 Reivers Lodge, 14 Others.
TRACK FACTS: GOING: Good to Soft. Right Handed. TOP TRACK
JOCKEY (2013-18): B Hughes 12% Strike rate. TOP TRACK
TRAINER (2013-18): Miss L Russell 8% Strike rate.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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PL-3
L316650640545L4P42-
FARMS OPEN HUNTERS’ CHASE
9.05 BRUCE
£2,998 (5)
3m
(9)
1LL- CREEVYTENNANT (181) (C&D,T) F O’Brien 14 12 6
Miss L M Pinchin(7)
2 57/1- DOUBLE WHAMMY (353) (C,D) I Jardine 12 12 6
Mr B G Crawford(5)
3 15P- KILBREE KID (204) (C&D,T) T R George 11 12 6
Mr N George(3)
4 231- CULTRAM ABBEY (19) (C&D,F) N Richards 11 12 2 ...Mr J Dawson
5 441- ● MENDIP EXPRESS (23) (D,T) P Hobbs 12 12 2 .. Mr D Maxwell
6 4P2- AFTERCLASS (18) Mrs E Mcewen 10 11 12 ...........Mr R Wilson(7)
7 PP-3 MILANS WELL (10) William Young Jnr 12 11 12
Mr D Delahunt(7)
8 332- THOMOND (18) N Alexander 10 11 12 ....................Mr K Alexander
9 133- VIACOMETTI (18) Mrs K Lynn 9 11 12 ..............Miss C R Crane(7)
BLINKERS: Nos. 3, 7 VISOR: Nos. 2, 8 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 3, 5, 8
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 6, 9.
W-Factor: Mendip Express (99); Creevytennant (98);
Cultram Abbey (98).
SP FORECAST: 5-2 Mendip Express, 3 Cultram Abbey, 7-2 Creevytennant, 6
Double Whammy, Kilbree Kid, 14 Thomond, 33 Others.
FIRST TIME: 6.05 Goliath (tongue strap), Moores Novelty (tongue
strap), 6.35 Rain In The Face (wind surgery), 7.05 Sense Of Urgency
(hood), Drumnagreagh (cheek pieces), Jolie Crickette (tongue
strap), 7.35 Daydream Island (cheek pieces), Ballinvegga (cheek
pieces), 8.05 Forth Cave (cheek pieces), Cockley Beck (cheek
pieces), Honeychile Ryder (blinkers, hood), 9.05 Double Whammy
(visor), Milans Well (blinkers).
1
14 (11) 348 ● SAXON LEGS (18)(S,T) H Morrison 4 10 11
H Turner ★98
KEY TO THE RACECARD: Racecard number; Draw for Flat meeting;
Latest form figures (all-weather, National Hunt Flat Race and pointto-point form in bold). L: Finished last; CLOCKWISE ● — top rated on
time; Name: Days since last run — prefixed by F (Flat) or J (Jumping)
if most recent outing was under different code; C: Course winner/ D:
Distance winner/ F: Training centre Fancy/ S: Strong fancy/ P: Point-topoint win this year/ T: Travelled over 200 miles; Trainer; Days since
trainer had a winner; Age and weight carried — horses out of
handicap proper have their weights in bold; jockey and apprentice
allowance if applicable; W-Factor — A weighing-up of all the relevant
points (class, going, distance, draw, etc) expressed as a rating (★
:Top-rated / + Likely to improve / ? Based on questionable evidence).
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Daily Express Wednesday May 16 2018
Vital statistics
IN-FORM TRAINERS (last 10 days) J
Boyle 100% (2 wins and 2 places from
4 runners), J Portman 100% (3/1/4), R
Beckett 67% (5/9/21), J Butler 57%
(1/3/7), Owen Burrows 57% (2/2/7), A
King 56% (9/9/32), C Appleby 50%
(6/7/26), D Arbuthnot 50% (1/1/4), D
Elsworth 50% (1/1/4), D Ivory 50%
(2/1/6), H Dunlop 50% (1/2/6), H
Palmer 50% (7/3/20), Mrs N Evans
50% (2/0/4).
IN-FORM JOCKEYS D Fentiman 80%
(1 wins and 3 places from 5 runners),
W Buick 61% (8/9/28), L Steward 60%
(2/4/10), James Doyle 56% (7/11/32),
Dane O’Neill 53% (1/7/15), D Tudhope
52% (13/8/40), Pat Cosgrave 50%
(2/7/18).
RACING: YORK OAKS TRIAL DAY ON ITV4
Scottish Express NAP
York
Punchestown: 7.15 COME TO ME (nap)
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after riding Vivaldi Collonges
in the 4.45 at Newton Abbot.
qCOLIN TIZZARD had three
winners yesterday – two at
Wincanton and Master
Debonair at Sedgefield.
qCHEPSTOW winner
Whataguy is the first
two-year-old that NH champ
Paul Nicholls has trained.
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£31,125 (C2) 1m 3f 188yds (8 dec) ITV4
(3) 233 l BANKSEA (76)(F) C Appleby 5 9 10.............James Doyle
(6) 7-20 GRANDEE (5) (D) D O’Meara 4 9 9..........................D Tudhope
(1) 3-41 CROWNED EAGLE (46) M Botti 4 9 5..................... D Muscutt
(2) 121 ISLAND BRAVE (47) (D) Mrs H Main 4 9 2............... L Morris
(5) 12-8 CONTANGO (21)(T) A Balding 4 8 13.........................O Murphy
(7) 21/1 HAMADA (18) (D) C Appleby 4 8 12.............................. W Buick
(8) 11/1 NOW CHILDREN (98)(T) C Cox 4 8 11.................P Mulrennan
(4) 2-42 TUFF ROCK (25) Ed Walker 4 8 8...........................E Greatrex
W-Factor: Banksea (99); Hamada (96); Grandee (89).
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Hamada, 6 Now Children, Crowned Eagle, 7 Banksea,
Contango, 8 Grandee, Island Brave, Tuff Rock.
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6f
(19) ITV4
1 (7) 14-6 TERUNTUM STAR (18) (C&D) K Ryan 6 9 7................ K Stott
2 (10) 405 FINAL VENTURE (23) (D) P Midgley 6 9 6.............O Murphy
3 (15) 28-8 FLYING PURSUIT (18) (C&D) T Easterby 5 9 6
Rachel Richardson(3)
4 (18) 074 DANZENO (20) (D) M Appleby 7 9 6.........................L Dettori
5 (8) 111 l FOOLAAD (23) (D) S Bowring 7 9 5...................R Winston
6 (11) 434 OUT DO (83) (C,D) D O’Meara 9 9 5.......................D Tudhope
7 (6) 13L TOMILY (26) (D,T) R Hannon 4 9 3.....................Hollie Doyle
8 (16) 139- GOLDEN APOLLO (214) (C&D) T Easterby 4 9 2
P Mulrennan
9 (14) 11-L EL HOMBRE (47) (D,T) K Dalgleish 4 8 11.............R Scott(3)
10 (17) 425 OWER FLY (20) (D,F) Mrs R Carr 5 8 10............ J P Sullivan
11 (12) 90-5 CLASSIC SENIORITY (18) (C,D) M Fife 6 8 9........ B McHugh
12 (9) 70-3 ORION’S BOW (23) (D) T Easterby 7 8 8.....................D Allan
13 (5) 842 GEORGE BOWEN (11) (D) R Fahey 6 8 7................. C Beasley
14 (19) 08-1 GIN IN THE INN (18) (D) R Fahey 5 8 7.................P Hanagan
15 (13) 0-36 DARK DEFENDER (16) (C&D,T) K Dalgleish 5 8 5.. L Morris
16 (3) L-03 PRIVATE MATTER (11) (D) R Fahey 4 8 4............. P Mathers
17 (2) 724 QUICK LOOK (11) (D) M W Easterby 5 8 2.................. N Evans
18 (4) 04-2 LUCKY BEGGAR (19) (D) D C Griffiths 8 8 2..........A Mullen
19 (1) 444 FIRMDECISIONS (47) N Tinkler 8 8 2.......................C Hardie
BLINKERS: Nos. 6, 15 VISOR: No. 13 TONGUE STRAP: No. 5 CHEEK
PIECES: Nos. 1, 3 HOOD: No. 2.
W-Factor: Foolaad (99); Teruntum Star (94); Final Venture (94).
SP FORECAST: 11-2 Orion’s Bow, 7 Gin In The Inn, 8 George Bowen, 10
Foolaad, Teruntum Star, Final Venture, 12 Others.
OF YORK STAKES (GROUP 2)
3.30 DUKE
£70,888 (1)
6f
(7) ITV4
(3) 114- l HARRY ANGEL (207) (D,F,T) C Cox 4 9 13........... A Kirby
(7) 76-1 BRANDO (27) (D,F) K Ryan 6 9 8..................................T Eaves
(4) 32-8 ORNATE (11) D C Griffiths 5 9 8.......................................D Allan
(5) 12-1 PERFECT PASTURE (53) (D) M W Easterby 8 9 8.. P Makin
(6) 15-2 SIR DANCEALOT (27) (C&D) D Elsworth 4 9 8.....James Doyle
(2) L22- TASLEET (207) (C&D,F) W Haggas 5 9 8..............J Crowley
(1) 69-4 ARTISTICA (44) (D) D Moser (GER) 4 9 5................A Starke
VISOR: No. 4 TONGUE STRAP: No. 3 CHEEK PIECES: No. 6
HOOD: No. 3.
W-Factor: Harry Angel (99); Tasleet (97); Brando (96).
SP FORECAST: 8-11 Harry Angel, 4 Tasleet, Brando, 12 Sir Dancealot, 25
Perfect Pasture, 33 Artistica, 50 Ornate.
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STAKES (FILLIES’ G3) 3YO
4.05 MUSIDORA
£56,710 (1) 1m 2f 56yds
(7) ITV4
(1) 3-1 CEILIDHS DREAM (28)(F,T) R Beckett 9 0........... H Bentley
(3) 1-1 DANCING BRAVE BEAR (41) E Vaughan 9 0............A Atzeni
(2) 1- EJTYAH (150) D M Simcock 9 0............................J P Spencer
(6) 2-41 EXPENSIVE LIAISON (9) (D) H Palmer 9 0............... W Buick
(5) 21-2 GIVE AND TAKE (19) W Haggas 9 0...................James Doyle
(4) 1-3 HIGHGARDEN (19) (S) J Gosden 9 0.........................L Dettori
(7) 36-1 l LUBINKA (35) P Chapple-Hyam 9 0....................O Murphy
W-Factor: Lubinka (99); Give And Take (90); Highgarden (89).
SP FORECAST: 5-2 Ceilidhs Dream, 11-4 Highgarden, 7-2 Give And Take, 5
Lubinka, 8 Ejtyah, 14 Dancing Brave Bear, 25 Expensive Liaison.
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TRACK FACTS: GOING: Good to Firm. Left Handed. TOP TRACK
JOCKEY (2013-18): D Tudhope 12% Strike rate. TOP TRACK
TRAINER (2013-18): D O’Meara 9% Strike rate DRAW: Low num‑
bers best on the straight track, especially when soft.
B - Bath
Ya - Yarmouth
Yo - York
Agent Of Fortune........Ya 6.00
Aldbury Lass...............Ya 5.25
Amberine.......................B 5.20
Ambitious Icarus.........Ya 5.25
Aquadabra.....................B 6.25
Arcanista....................Ya 5.25
Armandihan.................Yo 5.35
Artistica......................Yo 3.30
Attain............................B 7.55
Baileys Excel...............Ya 6.00
Banksea.......................Yo 2.20
Bartholomew J............Ya 3.20
Bayston Hill...................B 7.25
Beika...........................Yo 5.05
Bint Dandy...................Ya 4.25
Blessed To Empress....Ya 6.00
Bond Angel....................B 8.25
Brahms De Clermont.....B 6.55
Brando........................Yo 3.30
Break The Silence........Ya 4.55
Calm Charm.................Ya 3.20
Candesta.....................Ya 4.55
Captain Pugwash.........Yo 5.35
Captain Sedgwick........Ya 4.55
Careyanne...................Ya 3.20
Carnageo.....................Yo 5.35
Casey Banter...............Ya 6.00
Cavatina......................Yo 4.35
Caviar Royale................B 8.25
Ceilidhs Dream............Yo 4.05
Celerity.........................B 5.20
Charming Kid...............Yo 5.05
Chloellie......................Ya 6.00
Choral Music..................B 8.25
Christmas Night............B 8.25
Ciaoadiosimdone.........Ya 2.45
Citron Major................Yo 4.35
Classic Seniority.........Yo 2.55
Clubbable....................Yo 4.35
Commander Han..........Yo 4.35
Contango.....................Yo 2.20
Coronation Cottage.......B 5.55
Crowned Eagle.............Yo 2.20
Crystal Deauville...........B 6.25
Daawy..........................Yo 5.35
Dalness Express............B 5.20
Dancing Brave Bear.....Yo 4.05
Danglydontask...............B 7.55
Danzeno......................Yo 2.55
Dark Defender.............Yo 2.55
Dark Side Jazz............Ya 5.25
Delahay.........................B 5.20
Delft Dancer................Yo 5.05
Demophon.....................B 6.55
Desert Cross.................B 7.55
Desert Doctor.............Yo 4.35
Desert Frost................Ya 4.25
Doctor Cross...............Yo 5.35
Dollar Value.................Ya 2.10
Donny Belle...................B 6.25
Dracarys........................B 8.25
Dramatic Voice..............B 5.20
Dreamboat Annie...........B 6.25
Dreams Of Glory............B 5.20
Duba Plains.................Ya 6.00
Duke Of Hazzard..........Yo 5.05
Edge..............................B 7.25
HANDICAP 3YO
4.35 CONUNDRUM
£12,450 (3)
7f
(16)
1 (6) 163 DESERT DOCTOR (27)(T) Ed Walker 9 7................... L Morris
2 (15) 4-12 l COMMANDER HAN (34) (D) K Ryan 9 4................ K Stott
3 (16) 562- ZAP (200) (C) R Fahey 9 4.......................................T Hamilton
4 (5) 20-L JOHN KIRKUP (25) M Dods 9 1.............................P Mulrennan
5 (2) 14-1 THREE SAINTS BAY (23) (D,F) D O’Meara 9 1 D Tudhope
6 (11) 28-1 QUEEN’S SARGENT (46) (D) K Ryan 9 0......................S Gray
7 (1) 21-4 FLAVIUS TITUS (42) (D) R Varian 8 8.............NON-RUNNER
8 (7) 261- CLUBBABLE (198) R Fahey 8 7................................P Hanagan
9 (14) 222 MONTAGUE (12) (D) D O’Meara 8 7............................ S James
10 (10) 34-3 VALDOLOBO (16) K Burke 8 7.............................P J McDonald
11 (4) 2-37 EXCELLENT TIMES (7) T Easterby 8 5................ J P Sullivan
12 (9) 31-4 CAVATINA (20) (D,F) W Haggas 8 5....................... H Bentley
13 (3) 224- POET’S DAWN (218) (D) T Easterby 8 4.............D Fentiman
14 (12) 341 CITRON MAJOR (15) N Tinkler 8 4..............................A Mullen
15 (8) 5-24LORD VETINARI (21)(T) A Balding 8 3.......................M Dwyer
16 (13) 00L- INTERNATIONAL MAN (201) (C) R Fahey 8 2..... P Mathers
W-Factor: Commander Han (99); Three Saints Bay (98);
Three Saints Bay (98).
SP FORECAST: 5 Three Saints Bay, 13-2 Commander Han, 8 Valdolobo,
Clubbable, Queen’s Sargent, 10 Desert Doctor, Cavatina, 12 Others.
NOVICE STAKES (PLUS 10) 2YO
5.05 EBF
£12,450 (3)
5f
(9)
(6) 1
MAYSON MAC (46) (D) D O’Meara 9 8........Daniel Tudhope
(3) 31 DELFT DANCER (15) (D) M Johnston 9 3..............J Crowley
(5)
CHARMING KID R Fahey 9 2......................................P Hanagan
(8)
DUKE OF HAZZARD P Cole 9 2..................................... L Morris
(4)
RATHBONE K Ryan 9 2.......................................................T Eaves
(2) 31 TARRZAN (13) (D) J Gallagher 9 2....................P J McDonald
(9) 2 l WORLD ORDER (18) (F) D Carroll 9 2..........James Doyle
(1)
BEIKA T Coyle 8 11.......................................................... B McHugh
(7)
LEOUBE (F,T) R Hannon 8 11..........................................A Atzeni
W-Factor: World Order (99); Mayson Mac (94); Tarrzan (91).
SP FORECAST: 11-4 World Order, 9-2 Leoube, 11-2 Delft Dancer, 6 Mayson
Mac, 13-2 Charming Kid, 10 Rathbone, Tarrzan, 12 Others.
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FARM STABLES HANDICAP
5.35 OAKS
£12,031 (4) 1m 3f 188yds
(20)
1 (18) L0-0 MUTADAFFEQ (25) (D) D O’Meara 5 9 8.....................D Nolan
2 (2) 314- OKOOL (235) (D,T) Owen Burrows 4 9 7...............J Crowley
3 (20) 313- MICHAEL’S MOUNT (J32) (D) I Williams 5 9 7........ W Buick
4 (10) 9-78 CARNAGEO (27) (C) R Fahey 5 9 7........................T Hamilton
5 (8) 237- VISITANT (248) (C) D Thompson 5 9 6....................A Mullen
6 (13) 125- JE SUIS CHARLIE (J117) (D) J J Quinn 4 9 6.............. J Hart
7 (17) 86-9 DAAWY (27) D O’Meara 4 9 5....................................D Tudhope
8 (5) 724- ARMANDIHAN (201) K Ryan 4 9 5.................................T Eaves
9 (1) 2-02 MOOLTAZEM (12) M Dods 4 9 4...........................P Mulrennan
10 (12) 121- MOAYADD (376) (D,T) N Mulholland 6 9 4.......Hollie Doyle
11 (16) 48-8 RAKE’S PROGRESS (25) Mrs H Main 4 9 1............... G Mosse
12 (9) 221- l REVEREND JACOBS (250) (D,F) W Haggas 4 9 0
James Doyle
13 (4) 21-1 SKY EAGLE (16) (D,F,T) Ed Walker 4 8 12.......... P Cosgrave
14 (3) 67-8 GHAYYAR (14) T Easterby 4 8 12......Rachel Richardson(3)
15 (6) 25-3 DOCTOR CROSS (18) R Fahey 4 8 11........................P Hanagan
16 (14) 351- ZEELANDER (212) R Varian 4 8 10..............................A Atzeni
17 (19) 315 CAPTAIN PUGWASH (35) H Spiller 4 8 9........P J McDonald
18 (11) 6-01 REGAL MIRAGE (10) (D,F) T Easterby 4 8 8(6ex).....D Allan
19 (7) 542- SELLINGALLTHETIME (218) (C&D) M Appleby 7 8 7
L Morris
20(15) 47-8 LIQUID GOLD (20) R Fahey 4 8 7............................ P Mathers
BLINKERS: No. 4 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 6, 7, 19.
W-Factor: Reverend Jacobs (99); Okool (98); Moayadd (98).
SP FORECAST: 13-2 Michael’s Mount, 7 Zeelander, 8 Sky Eagle, 10 Reverend
Jacobs, 12 Regal Mirage, Mooltazem, Doctor Cross, Okool, 14 Others.
BEATEN FAVOURITES: 2.20 Tuff Rock(hcp). 3.30 Harry Angel. 4.05
Highgarden. 4.35 Commander Han, Flavius Titus(hcp). 5.35 Captain
Pugwash(hcp), Je Suis Charlie(hcp hdl), Liquid Gold(hcp), Michael’s
Mount(hcp hdl). LONGEST TRAVELLER: Artistica (3.30) Germany;
Ceilidhs Dream (4.05) 251 miles. STABLE SWITCH: 5.05 Tarrzan
from M Channon to J Gallagher. 5.35 Je Suis Charlie from M Bell
to J J Quinn, Michael’s Mount from E Dunlop to I Williams.
gossip from The gallopS
West: Vivaldi Collonges (4.45 Newton Abbot)
North: Francophilia (6.55 Bath)
Midlands: Silk Run (7.05 Perth)
Newmarket: Highgarden (4.05 York)
Edge Of The World.......Ya 6.00
Ejtyah..........................Yo 4.05
El Hombre...................Yo 2.55
Emblazoned.................Ya 2.10
Etisalat.......................Ya 2.10
Everkyllachy..................B 5.55
Excellent Times...........Yo 4.35
Expediate....................Ya 6.00
Expensive Liaison........Yo 4.05
Falcon’s View................B 6.55
Fantasy Justifier...........B 5.20
Fashaak.......................Ya 4.25
Fille The Force............Ya 3.55
Final Venture..............Yo 2.55
Firmdecisions..............Yo 2.55
Flat Out Eric................Ya 5.25
Flavius Titus................Yo 4.35
Flintrock.......................B 6.55
Flying Pursuit..............Yo 2.55
Foolaad.......................Yo 2.55
Francophilia..................B 6.55
Freewheel....................Ya 3.20
French Mix....................B 7.55
Gala Celebration..........Ya 4.55
Genuine Approval........Ya 3.55
George Bowen.............Yo 2.55
Ghayyar.......................Yo 5.35
Gibeno.........................Ya 4.25
Gin In The Inn..............Yo 2.55
Give And Take.............Yo 4.05
Go Charlie.....................B 5.20
Golden Apollo..............Yo 2.55
Grandee.......................Yo 2.20
Hamada.......................Yo 2.20
Hard Toffee.................Ya 3.55
FLAT INDEX
Harry Angel.................Yo 3.30
Harry’s Bar..................Ya 2.10
Haylah...........................B 6.25
Highgarden..................Yo 4.05
Honey Badger..............Ya 4.55
Iconic Belle.................Ya 2.45
Ifwecan.......................Ya 4.25
International Man........Yo 4.35
Island Brave................Yo 2.20
Jakeboy........................B 5.20
Je Suis Charlie............Yo 5.35
John Kirkup.................Yo 4.35
Johni Boxit....................B 8.25
Khazix...........................B 6.55
Knockout Blow..............B 6.25
Kodina...........................B 6.25
Kylie Style.....................B 8.25
Lady Valdean.................B 7.25
Lashabeeh...................Ya 2.10
Leoube........................Yo 5.05
Let Me In.......................B 7.25
Liquid Gold..................Yo 5.35
Longside......................Ya 3.55
Lord Vetinari...............Yo 4.35
Love And Be Loved........B 7.25
Lubinka.......................Yo 4.05
Lucifugous...................Ya 6.00
Lucky Beggar..............Yo 2.55
Lucky Ellen..................Ya 5.25
Luna Magic..................Ya 2.45
Majestic Moon.............Ya 4.25
Manchego......................B 7.25
Marilyn........................Ya 4.55
Afternoon RESULTS
BEVERLEY: Good to firm
2.10—DEEP INTRIGUE (Daniel Tudhope, 4‑7
fav) 1; Vange (6‑1) 2; Moojim (10‑1) 3. 7 ran. 3/4l, 5l.
(M Johnston). Tote: £1.50; pl £1.20, £2.50. exac‑
ta: £5.50. trifecta: £15.60. CSF: £5.42. Nonrunners: Champagne Clouds, Leodis Dream.
2.40—PEARL OF QATAR (Ben Robinson,
25‑1) 1; Ahlan Bil Emarati (6‑4 fav) 2; Pesci (3‑1
2nd fav) 3. 9 ran. 1l, 2l. (B Ellison). Tote: £37.40;
pl £6.60, £1.30, £1.30. exacta: £115.90. trifecta:
£672.20. CSF: £63.61.
3.10—MOONLIT SANDS (Ben Robinson, 7‑2)
1; Sienna Says (11‑4 2nd fav) 2; Cavendish Place
(14‑1) 3. 8 ran. 1l, 1l. (B Ellison; 2-1 fav Ce De
Nullis). Tote: £4.50; pl £1.30, £1.20, £3.60. exacta:
£15.30. trifecta: £122.10. CSF: £13.80.
3.40—DESERT ACE (P Mulrennan, 7‑2 2nd
fav) 1; Gamesome (11‑4 fav) 2; Young Tiger (12‑1)
3. H’cap 10 ran. 1l, hd. (P Midgley). Tote: £3.50; pl
£1.50, £1.40, £3.40. exacta: £14.10. tricast:
£105.35. trifecta: £171.00. CSF: £13.93.
4.10—DAWAALEEB (J Fanning, 11‑4 fav) 1;
Alejandro (3‑1 2nd fav) 2; Zodiakos (20‑1) 3.
H’cap 11 ran. 23/4l, 1/2l. (J L Eyre). Tote: £3.20; pl
£1.50, £2.10, £6.20. exacta: £12.70. tricast:
£138.03. trifecta: £173.70. CSF: £10.40. Nr: Magic
City.
4.40—NEVERBEEN TO PARIS (D Tudhope,
4‑1 fav) 1; Juneau (6‑1) 2; Richard Kimble (16‑1) 3.
H’cap 15 ran. 21/4l, 3/4l. (M Bell). Tote: £5.00; pl
£1.90, £2.50, £5.30. exacta: £30.80. tricast:
£367.04. trifecta: £892.10. CSF: £27.49.
5.10—QUANTATMENTAL (P J McDonald,
11‑2) 1; Dagueneau (9‑2 jt fav) 2; Dame Nellie (7‑1)
3. H’cap 11 ran. 13/4l, 21/4l. (T Dascombe; 9-2 jtfav
Contrebasse). Tote: £6.20; pl £1.90, £1.70, £1.90.
exacta: £31.30. tricast: £177.63. trifecta: £97.70.
CSF: £30.78. Non-runner: Burn Some Dust.
5.45—GEORGIAN MANOR (Josephine
Gordon, 8‑11 fav) 1; Bayshore Freeway (8‑1) 2;
Ormesher (6‑1) 3. 10 ran. 31/4l, 8l. (Sir M Stoute).
Tote: £1.90; pl £1.10, £1.90, £1.50. exacta: £9.50.
trifecta: £34.20. CSF: £7.97. Non-runners:
Fascinator, Lambrini Lullaby, Yvanlend.
Jackpot: Not won, £5,601.08 cd over.
Placepot: £39.30. Quadpot: £13.10
SEDGEFIELD: Good to firm
2.00—RUSSIAN RASCAL (D Irving, 18‑1) 1;
Strong Team (12‑1) 2; Fighting Back (11‑1) 3. H’cap
13 ran. 8l, nk. (M Barnes; 4-1 fav Miss Benefitz).
Tote: £20.50; pl £5.00, £4.10, £3.50. exacta:
£255.90. tricast: £2479.47. trifecta: £1389.00.
CSF: £204.39. Non-runner: Simply Business.
2.30—MY RENAISSANCE (J England, 9‑2
2nd fav) 1; Stormbay Bomber (7‑1) 2; Reverse
The Charge (25‑1) 3. H’cap 8 ran. 8l, 31/4l. (Sam
England; evens fav Citadel). Tote: £4.30; pl
£1.60, £2.40, £4.80. exacta: £46.30. tricast:
£704.99. trifecta: £373.50. CSF: £35.71.
3.00—JAMACHO (D Cook, 9‑4 2nd fav) 1;
Beach Break (9‑2) 2; Francky Du Berlais (13‑8
fav) 3. 10 ran. 41/2l, 11/2l. (B Ellison). Tote: £3.40; pl
£1.40, £1.30, £1.10. exacta: £12.80. trifecta:
£29.20. CSF: £12.61. Non-runner: Stipulate.
3.30—CURIOUS CARLOS (J Bowen, 4‑6 fav)
1; Ballyvic Boru (7‑4 2nd fav) 2; Gris De Pron (8‑1)
3. 4 ran. 31/4l, 28l. (P Bowen). Tote: £1.50; exacta:
£2.10. trifecta: £2.30. CSF: £2.29.
4.00—AUTUMN SURPRISE (B Hughes, 15‑8
2nd fav) 1; Shine Away (3‑1) 2; Angel’s Envy (12‑1)
3. 6 ran. 31/4l, 3/4l. (T Easterby; 6-4 fav Tickerty
Boo). Tote: £2.60; pl £1.60, £1.60. exacta: £7.80.
trifecta: £22.40. CSF: £7.73.
4.30—QUICK BREW (D Irving, 14‑1) 1; Oscar
O’scar (4‑1) 2; General Mahler (10‑11 fav) 3. H’cap
6 ran. 11/4l, nk. (M Barnes). Tote: £11.40; pl £3.30,
£1.40. exacta: £41.30. trifecta: £106.40. CSF:
£66.27. Non-runner: Border Breaker.
5.00—MASTER DEBONAIR (J Bowen, 10‑11
fav) 1; Sixties Star (5‑1) 2; Staged Engagement
(15‑2) 3. 11 ran. 6l, 6l. (C Tizzard). Tote: £1.80; pl
£1.30, £1.20, £2.00. exacta: £6.40. trifecta:
£29.20. CSF: £5.58. Non-runner: Night Manager.
Placepot: £813 Quadpot: £10.20
WINCANTON: Good to firm
2.20—LET’S SWAY (C Hammond, 14‑1) 1;
Marettimo (5‑1) 2; The Detainee (6‑4 fav) 3. 7
ran. 7l, 26l. (Mrs T Barfoot-Saunt). Tote: £18.90;
pl £4.80, £2.10. exacta: £93.60. trifecta: £195.10.
CSF: £75.79.
2.50—ICE TRES (Miss Page Fuller, 7‑1) 1; The
Major (9‑1) 2; Ruby Russet (9‑4 fav) 3. H’cap 11
ran. 6l, 13/4l. (C Down). Tote: £8.30; pl £2.20,
£3.10, £1.90. exacta: £72.80. tricast: £186.42.
trifecta: £339.70. CSF: £61.10.
3.20—FLO’SBOY SAM (H Cobden, 40‑1) 1;
The Black Squirrel (13‑2) 2; Chato (11‑1) 3. H’cap 9
ran. 41/2l, 9l. (C Tizzard; 11-8 fav Stole The Show).
Tote: £26.70; pl £7.40, £2.00, £2.90. exacta:
£412.90. tricast: £3070.60. trifecta: £1560.60.
CSF: £278.02. Non-runner: Whatthebutlersaw.
3.50—INDIAN HAWK (D Jacob, 11‑8 fav) 1;
Overland Flyer (9‑4 2nd fav) 2; Braavos (4‑1) 3. 4
ran. 10l, 14l. (N Henderson). Tote: £2.00; exacta:
£3.60. trifecta: £11.10. CSF: £4.90.
4.20—BRAMBLE BROOK (H Cobden, 5‑2) 1;
More Buck’s (6‑4 jt fav) 2; Rise Of An Empire (6‑4
jt fav) 3. H’cap 3 ran. 17l, 3l. (C Tizzard). Tote:
£2.40; exacta: £7.00. trifecta: £6.00. CSF: £6.33.
Non-runner: Phangio.
4.50—LILLIPUT LANE (B J Powell, 7‑1) 1;
Organdi (25‑1) 2; Skin Deep (9‑2 2nd fav) 3;
Rose Crown (4‑1 fav) 4. 17 ran. 21/2l, 31/2l, nk. (J
Farrelly). Tote: £8.60; pl £2.90, £8.90, £2.30.
exacta: £272.30. trifecta: £1266.30. CSF:
£183.03.
5.20—WOODFLEET (Mr J Nailor, 6‑1 2nd fav)
1; Unioniste (1‑3 fav) 2; Kayf Supreme (12‑1) 3. 4
ran. 13l, 99l. (R Bandey). Tote: £8.90; exacta:
£9.20. trifecta: £16.40. CSF: £9.17.
Placepot: £1,805.60 Quadpot: £185
York tv guides
2.20: HAMADA showed no ill effects of an
absence when striking on his handicap debut
at Wolverhampton (1m4f, tpt) and may have
further improvement in the pipeline following
a 5lb rise. His stablemate Banksea ran a
number of solid races in defeat in Dubai ear‑
lier in the year and is worth monitoring in
the betting on his return from a 76-day
absence. Contango is entitled to come on for
his reappearance run at Epsom (1m2f, gd) and
has place claims, likewise recent Newcastle
(1m4f, tpt) scorer Island Brave.
2.55: ORION’S BOW endured a frustrating
2017 but he’s come down the ratings as a
consequence and is now 13lb lower than
when runner-up in the 2016 Stewards’ Cup
(6f, gd-fm). His recent Pontefract third (5f,
gd-sft) behind the thriving Foolaad, who
chases a double hat-trick, hinted his turn
may be fast approaching. C&D winner
Teruntum Star is expected to step up on his
reappearance effort at Ripon (6f, gd-sft),
while recent Doncaster second (6f, gd)
George Bowen could emerge as the pick of
Richard Fahey’s trio.
Mayson Mac.................Yo 5.05
Medici Oro.....................B 8.25
Merdon Castle.............Ya 5.25
Met By Moonlight..........B 5.55
Michael’s Mount..........Yo 5.35
Mighty Zip.....................B 5.20
Mimram.......................Ya 6.00
Moayadd......................Yo 5.35
Moi Aussie...................Ya 5.25
Montague....................Yo 4.35
Mooltazem...................Yo 5.35
Mossy’s Lodge.............Ya 5.25
Mostashreqah................B 5.20
Mother of Dragons......Ya 6.00
Mutadaffeq..................Yo 5.35
Muthraab Aldaar..........Ya 4.55
My Boy Sepoy................B 8.25
Napping.........................B 5.55
Nautica..........................B 8.25
Navajo Storm..............Ya 3.55
Nearest Green.............Ya 2.10
Noteworthy.................Ya 5.25
Now Children...............Yo 2.20
Okool...........................Yo 5.35
Olive Mabel..................Ya 5.25
Orion’s Bow.................Yo 2.55
Ornate.........................Yo 3.30
Orobas.........................Ya 3.55
Ourmullion...................Ya 4.25
Out Do.........................Yo 2.55
Outofthequestion........Ya 3.55
Ower Fly......................Yo 2.55
Pack It In.......................B 7.25
Pact Of Steel.................B 8.25
Parable..........................B 8.25
Patty Patch.................Ya 5.25
3.30: Tasleet impressively won this race
(sft) 12 months ago and connections will be
hoping that he can confirm Champion Sprint
Stakes (6f, sft) form with HARRY ANGEL,
where the pair finished second and fourth
respectively, but on this faster surface, the
latter should have his measure. Clive Cox’s
speedy son of Dark Angel is lethal when get‑
ting his conditions, as shown in last season’s
July Cup (6f, gd-fm), and he can blitz these
rivals. Brando won on his first outing after
wind surgery at Newmarket (6f, gd).
4.05: Give And Take (second) and
HIGHGARDEN (third) are closely matched on
their clash in a novice contest at Sandown
(1m2f, gd-sft) last month and appear the pair
to focus on, with both harbouring untapped
potential over middle distances. Narrow pref‑
erence is for the latter, whose trainer has
won five of the last seven runnings of this
contest. Ceilidhs Dream made a winning
return to action when landing a maiden at
Newmarket last month (1m, gd) and is expect‑
ed to improve for this stiffer test and play a
minor role.
Perfect Pasture...........Yo 3.30
Pirate King....................B 6.55
Poet’s Dawn................Yo 4.35
Point Of Honour............B 6.55
Polkadot Princess.........B 5.20
Powerful Dream.............B 5.55
Princess Keira.............Ya 6.00
Private Matter............Yo 2.55
Quantum Dot.................B 5.20
Queen’s Sargent..........Yo 4.35
Quick Look..................Yo 2.55
Quick Recovery...........Ya 6.00
Racehorse.....................B 8.25
Rake’s Progress..........Yo 5.35
Rathbone.....................Yo 5.05
Raven Banner..............Ya 3.20
Rayaa..........................Ya 2.45
Rebel Sky....................Ya 3.20
Regal Mirage...............Yo 5.35
Reverend Jacobs.........Yo 5.35
Right About Now.........Ya 3.20
Ripper Street..............Ya 3.55
Roc Astrale...................B 6.55
Salt Whistle Bay..........Ya 4.25
Sanam.........................Ya 3.55
Sarim.............................B 6.55
Sea Tea Dea.................Ya 4.55
Secret Lightning..........Ya 4.55
See The Sea...................B 7.25
Sellingallthetime.........Yo 5.35
Sexy Secret.................Ya 3.55
Shamrock Emma............B 8.25
Shyarch.......................Ya 5.25
Silvington......................B 8.25
Sir Dancealot...............Yo 3.30
Sky Eagle....................Yo 5.35
Slow To Hand...............Ya 4.55
Spiritual Man.................B 7.25
Steel Helmet...............Ya 3.20
Stopdworldnletmeof......B 5.20
Stosur.........................Ya 2.45
Street Art...................Ya 3.20
Sula Island...................Ya 2.45
Summerseat Mist........Ya 6.00
Sunset Bounty.............Ya 4.55
Sweet Pursuit................B 5.55
Swing Out Sister...........B 6.25
Tallulah’s Quest..........Ya 5.25
Tarrzan.......................Yo 5.05
Tasleet........................Yo 3.30
Teruntum Star.............Yo 2.55
Thama.........................Ya 5.25
Three Saints Bay.........Yo 4.35
Tomily.........................Yo 2.55
Toolatetodelegate.........B 5.20
Tuff Rock.....................Yo 2.20
Turquoise Bay.............Ya 2.10
Twickenham...................B 8.25
Two Seas.....................Ya 6.00
Ubla.............................Ya 5.25
Val’s Magic Touch..........B 5.55
Valdolobo....................Yo 4.35
Visitant.......................Yo 5.35
Volpone Jelois...............B 7.55
Whinmoor....................Ya 6.00
Wild Acclaim................Ya 4.55
World Order.................Yo 5.05
Zap..............................Yo 4.35
Zarkavon.....................Ya 3.20
Zeelander....................Yo 5.35
RACING: CARDS AND RESULTS
Newton Abbot
ATR
THE Scout
2.00 King Calvin
2.35 Posh Totty
3.10 Dino Velvet
3.45 Mick Thonic
4.15 Ladies Dancing
4.45 Skylander
5.15 Railroad Junkie
ABBOT NOVICES’ HURDLE
2.00 NEWTON
£5,003 (Class 4)2m 5f 122yds (7 dec)
412- l KING CALVIN (29) J Barber 6 11 4.........................N Scholfield
0- BUBBLE O’CLOCK (213) P Nicholls 5 10 12....S Twiston-Davies
23P- DILIGENT (25) A Dunn 5 10 12.............................. Miss H Welch(7)
6- EARTH LEADER (186) P Nicholls 5 10 12........................H Cobden
24P- EQUUS FLIGHT (117)(T) P Bowen 5 10 12......................... S Bowen
37-7 HERE’S BINGO (8) Mrs S Gardner 5 10 12......Sean Houlihan(5)
21-5 TROED Y MELIN (17) J Frost 6 10 12..................Bryony Frost(3)
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 3 HOOD: Nos. 2, 3.
W-Factor: King Calvin (99); Earth Leader (93); Bubble O’clock (89).
SP FORECAST: 4-5 King Calvin, 9-2 Earth Leader, 6 Bubble O’clock, 10
Troed Y Melin, 12 Equus Flight, 14 Diligent, 33 Here’s Bingo.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
HANDICAP CHASE
2.35 NOVICES’
£5,296 (4) 3m 1f 170yds
(9)
1 467- GOOD MAN VINNIE (24) P Henderson 7 12 6........... T J O’Brien
2 95-P SUMMER GETAWAY (7) N Mitchell 6 11 12......Sean Houlihan(5)
3 62/3-BEL ESPRIT (375) Robert Stephens 9 11 5...................R T Dunne
4 FP5- DANCING CONQUEST (20) J W Mullins 8 11 2.............J McGrath
5 0/70-BIT OF A CHARLIE (19) R Walford 9 11 0.....................M Griffiths
6 221- l POSH TOTTY (20) Jack Barber 11 10 12.......Bryony Frost(3)
7 048- WE’LL BE THERE (21) W Kittow 9 10 11.......................D G Noonan
8 7P6- FINDUSATGORCOMBE (22) J Frost 6 10 10............. N P Madden
9 3PL- BADILOU (21) M Hill 7 10 3.................................................C Deutsch
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 5, 7 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 2, 7, 9 HOOD: No. 9.
W-Factor: Posh Totty (99); Good Man Vinnie (92); Dancing
Conquest (91).
SP FORECAST: 5-4 Posh Totty, 6 Bel Esprit, 7 Summer Getaway, 8 Good
Man Vinnie, 10 Bit Of A Charlie, 12 Others.
HURDLE
3.10 HANDICAP
£7,408 (3) 2m 2f 110yds
(8)
1 051- l DINO VELVET (F11) A King 5 11 12............................... T Bellamy
2 184- SPORTING BOY (181) (C&D) J Farrelly 10 11 7.........N Scholfield
3 7F2- ROYAL IRISH HUSSAR (20) (F) N Henderson 8 11 5...... J Bowen(3)
4 231- SHADOW’S BOY (160) B J Llewellyn 9 11 2.......Rob Williams(3)
5 42-3 HERE’S HERBIE (6) (D) S Gardner 10 11 1........ Lucy Gardner(3)
6 221- ARIAN (19) J Flint 6 10 12...................................................R T Dunne
7 1P5- LETS GO DUTCHESS (24) (C,D) K Bishop 8 10 8.......Conor Smith(5)
8 P1-1 OSKAR DENARIUS (6) (D) B Pauling 7 10 4........................D Bass
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 2, 8 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 2, 5, 6 HOOD: No. 8.
W-F: Dino Velvet (99); Royal Irish Hussar (97); Sporting Boy (94).
SP FORECAST: 3 Oskar Denarius, 7-2 Dino Velvet, 5 Royal Irish Hussar, 7
Shadow’s Boy, 8 Sporting Boy, Arian, 10 Lets Go Dutchess, Here’s Herbie.
CHASE
3.45 HANDICAP
£5,296 (4) 2m 4f 216yds
(6)
BESTWORK (20) (D) C Longsdon 7 12 0.............Paul O’Brien(5)
CALIN DU BRIZAIS (236) (C) N Hawke 7 12 0............... S Bowen
l MICK THONIC (26) C Tizzard 8 11 12...........................H Cobden
MR SATCO (52) (D) C Down 10 11 6...............................J M Davies
MOORLANDS JACK (170) (C&D) J Scott 13 10 13...N Scholfield
TIKKEN AWAY (20) R Walford 7 10 9...................J Sherwood(3)
TONGUE STRAP: No. 3 CHEEK PIECES: No. 4.
W-Factor: Mick Thonic (99); Bestwork (98); Calin Du Brizais (97).
SP FORECAST: 5-6 Bestwork, 5 Calin Du Brizais, 6 Mick Thonic, 8
Moorlands Jack, 10 Tikken Away, 14 Mr Satco.
TRACK FACTS: GOING: Good. Left Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2013-18): S
Twiston-Davies 26% Strike rate. BEATEN FAVOURITES: 2.35 Summer Getaway(hcp
hdl). 4.15 Does It In Style(hcp hdl). LONGEST TRAVELLER: Equus Flight (2.00),
Strumble Head (4.45), Leaving Home (5.15) 211 miles. S
1
2
3
4
5
6
P51-
L5L-
467-
2LP-
146-
65P-
Evening RESULTS
SOUTHWELL: Good
5.30—TOO MANY DIAMONDS (H Skelton,
11‑4 jt fav) 1; Global Domination (11‑4 jt fav) 2;
Little Jimmy (10‑1) 3. H’cap 10 ran. 1l, 21/2l. (D
Skelton). Tote: £2.50; pl £1.10, £1.60, £2.60.
exacta: £10.30. tricast: £61.94. trifecta: £24.80.
CSF: £10.29.
6.00—OLIVER’S GOLD (Miss E Todd, 5‑1) 1;
Mccabe Creek (12‑1) 2; Ulis De Vassy (7‑2 jt fav)
3. H’cap 7 ran. 33/4l, 2l. (M Walford; 7-2 jtfav Get
Rhythm). Tote: £5.40; pl £2.40, £5.80. exacta:
£56.20. tricast: £224.95. trifecta: £389.40. CSF:
£52.12. Non-runners: Conna Cross, Salto
Chisco.
6.30—PASS THE HAT (Mr J M Andrews, 13‑2
2nd fav) 1; Galway Jack (1‑3 fav) 2; Sam
Cavallaro (8‑1) 3. 7 ran. 1l, 7l. (D Holmes). Tote:
£7.90; pl £2.90, £1.10. exacta: £13.80. trifecta:
£26.40. CSF: £9.70. Non-runner: Such A Legend.
7.00—FLYING VERSE (D Bass, 11‑1) 1; News
For Pascal (12‑1) 2; Powerstown Park (16‑1) 3.
H’cap 9 ran. 16l, 41/2l. (David Dennis; 13-8 fav
Arthur’s Reuben). Tote: £11.60; pl £2.90, £3.20,
£5.00. exacta: £56.20. tricast: £2083.75. trifecta: £637.40. CSF: £124.62.
7.30—SETTIE HILL (N De Boinville, 1‑14 fav)
1; Simply Mani (16‑1) 2; Delirious Love (8‑1 2nd
fav) 3. 5 ran. 13l, 11l. (N Henderson). Tote: £1.02;
pl £1.10, £5.10. exacta: £3.50. trifecta: £14.50.
CSF: £4.36.
8.00—GI JAYNE (H Skelton, 11‑4 fav) 1;
Visage Blanc (9‑2 2nd fav) 2; Gold Bonne Raine
(20‑1) 3. H’cap 13 ran. hd, 6l. (D Skelton). Tote:
£3.40; pl £2.20, £1.20, £4.80. exacta: £14.20. tricast: £213.48. trifecta: £213.20. CSF: £14.69.
Non-runners: Barely Black, Floramoss, Western
Sunrise.
8.30—LAUGHARNE (D G Noonan, 6‑1) 1;
Ozzy Thomas (12‑1) 2; Frozen Flame (8‑1) 3.
H’cap 11 ran. 11/2l, 21/2l. (T Vaughan; 5-2 fav
Notnow Seamus). Tote: £5.00; pl £1.70, £3.80,
£2.40. exacta: £81.70. tricast: £583.52. trifecta:
£346.20. CSF: £68.73.
Placepot: £98.10
Quadpot: £13.60
HURDLE
4.15 HANDICAP
£4,159 (5) 2m 2f 110yds
(11)
1 405- SILVER QUAY (F28) J Frost 6 12 7....................Bryony Frost(3)
2 232- INIESTA (23) M Blake 7 12 7..............................................H Reed(5)
3 L65- DUNN’S RIVER (26) Jack Barber 7 11 12....................N Scholfield
4 5/19- BAY FORTUNA (22) (F) M Usher 9 11 12.......................... D Crosse
5 L34- AMOUR D’OR (19) (D) Miss G Haywood 7 11 10.........D G Noonan
6 306- THE KID (38) K Bishop 7 11 8................................Mr L Williams(7)
7 398- l LADIES DANCING (190) (C&D) C Down 12 11 8
Miss Page Fuller(5)
8 9P0- MIGHTY MISSILE (88) B Barr 7 11 8............................H Bannister
9 1F9- TASTE THE WINE (F239) (C,D) B J Llewellyn 12 11 7
Rob Williams(3)
10 0/24-DOES IT IN STYLE (110) D Skelton 5 10 10.....................H Skelton
11 P/PP-KEEPYOURHEADUP (117) Mrs H Nelmes 7 10 1............J Bargary
BLINKERS: No. 3 VISOR: Nos. 2, 6
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 5, 6, 8
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 8, 10, 11.
W-Factor: Ladies Dancing (99); Does It In Style (97);
Taste The Wine (91).
SP FORECAST: 2 Does It In Style, 11-4 Iniesta, 7 Silver Quay, 8 Dunn’s River,
10 Amour D’or, 14 Bay Fortuna, 16 Taste The Wine, The Kid, 20 Others.
4.45
CHASE COMPANY OPEN HUNTERS’ CHASE
£1,317 (6) 3m 1f 170yds
(6)
1 231- STRUMBLE HEAD (23) (C&D,T) M Bowen 13 12 6
Mr P Bryan(5)
2 P/P1- VIVALDI COLLONGES (54)(S) P Nicholls 9 12 2..Mr D Maxwell
3 P5-P AMBITIOUS PURSUIT (11) Mrs L Glanville 10 11 12
Miss P Glanville(7)
4 PP-3 BRANDY AND RED (8) P D Rogers 9 11 12............Mr R Dingle(7)
5 1/P-F HARD STATION (12) R Bandey 9 11 12....................Mr J Nailor(5)
6 142- l SKYLANDER (25) A S T Holdsworth 9 11 12
Miss T Eyston(7)
BLINKERS: No. 1 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 2, 5
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 2, 3 HOOD: No. 5.
W-Factor: Skylander (99); Vivaldi Collonges (95);
Brandy And Red (95).
SP FORECAST: 8-11 Vivaldi Collonges, 7-2 Strumble Head, 5 Hard Station, 8
Skylander, 25 Brandy And Red, 50 Ambitious Pursuit.
OPEN NH FLAT RACE
5.15 STANDARD
£2,274 (5) 2m 167yds
(16)
1 3- COLONEL CUSTARD (21) Nicky Martin 5 11 0.............M Griffiths
2 3L- HYMN AND A PRAYER (96) Mrs F M Shaw 5 11 0
Mr M Legg(5)
3 65- IMPERIAL ELIXIR (166) F O’Brien 5 11 0...................R Patrick(5)
4
LEAVING HOME(T) P Bowen 5 11 0..................................... S Bowen
5 30- PERSONAL COACH (141) Robert Stephens 5 11 0.... T J O’Brien
6 F27- l RAILROAD JUNKIE (185) E Williams 5 11 0................A Wedge
7
COLONEL MILLER A King 4 10 10...................................... T Bellamy
8
EARTH PRINCE P Nicholls 4 10 10.....................................H Cobden
9 9- GAELIC POET (60) T Vaughan 4 10 10........................D G Noonan
10 5- GIBB HILL (160) R Buckler 4 10 10....................Sean Houlihan(5)
11
PEPPERDEW S-J Davies 4 10 10...............................................D Bass
12 84- RUFFLING FEATHERS (24) C Tizzard 4 10 10....S Twiston-Davies
13
TOP OF THE CHARTS W Greatrex 4 10 10.....................R Johnson
14 L- DANCING HEARTS (187) M Scudamore 5 10 7.......T Scudamore
15 9- FINCH FANCY (116) N Mitchell 6 10 7....................Mr R Dingle(7)
16 L7- PUZZLE CACHE (21) M Hill 4 10 3...................................J McGrath
BLINKERS: No. 16 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 3, 6 HOOD: No. 14.
W-Factor: Railroad Junkie (99); Earth Prince (98); Top Of The
Charts (98).
SP FORECAST: 3 Earth Prince, 5 Colonel Custard, 11-2 Colonel Miller, 6 Top
Of The Charts, 8 Ruffling Feathers, 12 Others.
TOP TRACK TRAINER (2013-18): P Nicholls 31% Strike rate. FIRST
TIME: 2.00 Diligent (hood, tongue strap), Bubble O’clock (hood, wind
surgery), 2.35 Summer Getaway (cheek pieces), 3.10 Here’s Herbie
(cheek pieces), 4.15 Keepyourheadup (cheek pieces), 5.15 Dancing
Hearts (hood), Imperial Elixir (tongue strap, wind surgery). TABLE
SWITCH: 2.00 Diligent from A S T Holdsworth to A Dunn, Troed Y
Melin from Chris Honour to J Frost. 3.45 Mr Satco from Mrs Emma
Oliver to C Down. 4.45 Ambitious Pursuit from R D L Glanville to Mrs
L Glanville. 5.15 Finch Fancy from Miss Harriet Brown to N Mitchell.
CHEPSTOW: Good to firm
5.15—WHATAGUY (Megan Nicholls, 11‑2) 1;
Country Rose (20‑1) 2; Pink Iceburg (7‑2 2nd
fav) 3. 12 ran. hd, 11/2l. (P Nicholls; 3-1 fav John
Betjeman). Tote: £7.60; pl £2.60, £5.20, £1.40.
exacta: £156.60. trifecta: £964.90. CSF: £116.53.
Non-runner: Merarani.
5.50—MAYPOLE (T Marquand, 7‑2 jt 2nd
fav) 1; Golden Iris (20‑1) 2; Zain City (7‑2 jt 2nd
fav) 3. 10 ran. 11/4l, 11/2l. (R Hannon; 5-2 fav
Diocles Of Rome). Tote: £3.40; pl £1.40, £7.20,
£1.70. exacta: £55.60. trifecta: £430.20. CSF:
£74.62. Non-runner: Lopito.
6.20—HAPPY ESCAPE (T J Murphy, 10‑1) 1;
Zlatan (11‑2) 2; Mr Tyrrell (9‑2 2nd fav) 3. H’cap
13 ran. nk, nk. (N Mulholland; 5-2 fav Hats Off To
Larry). Tote: £8.80; pl £3.00, £1.60, £1.70. exacta:
£44.20. tricast: £298.49. trifecta: £126.20. CSF:
£63.97. Non-runner: Sir Roderic.
6.50—HARRY BEAU (Fran Berry, 6‑1 co 2nd
fav) 1; Oeil De Tigre (11‑1) 2; Awesome Allan (6‑1
co 2nd fav) 3. H’cap 12 ran. 1/2l, 31/4l. (P Evans; 5-1
fav Tifl). Tote: £4.40; pl £2.20, £5.00, £1.80.
exacta: £74.00. tricast: £423.26. trifecta:
£488.20. CSF: £70.80. Non-runners: Kinglami,
Mad Endeavour.
7.20—QASWARAH (J Crowley, 7‑1) 1; Show
Of Force (9‑2 2nd fav) 2; Maid Up (15‑8 fav) 3.
H’cap 11 ran. 1/2l, hd. (E Dunlop). Tote: £6.00; pl
£3.10, £2.90, £1.20. exacta: £48.00. tricast:
£85.70. trifecta: £189.60. CSF: £40.93. Nonrunners: Golden Image, Happy Ending, Lady
Alavesa, Pink Phantom, So Enjoy.
7.50—RIVER DART (S De Sousa, 4‑1 fav) 1;
Innoko (7‑1) 2; Frantical (25‑1) 3. H’cap 12 ran. nk,
8l. (A Carroll). Tote: £6.10; pl £2.50, £1.60, £8.10.
ex: £33.10. tricast: £636.15. trifecta: £906.50.
CSF: £31.51. Nrs: Anton Chigurh, Dancing
Dragon, Time To Sea, Upended, Wildomar.
8.20—BAILARICO (R Kingscote, 11‑4 2nd
fav) 1; The Way You Dance (5‑2 fav) 2; Grams
And Ounces (10‑1) 3. H’cap 9 ran. 2l, 9l. (W
Greatrex). Tote: £4.30; pl £1.70, £1.20, £3.40.
exacta: £9.10. tricast: £59.02. trifecta: £83.90.
CSF: £9.98. Non-runners: Jalors, Massini’s Trap,
Ocean Gale, Southern States.
Placepot: £201.70
Quadpot: £14.80
THE SCOUT
LUBINKA (4.05, nap) is my idea
of the best bet on the York card.
It’s not the strongest Oaks trial
we will see this spring and this
Lingfield winner’s form stands up
well alongside the form of the
three ahead of her in the betting.
Amourice, who was second to
Lubinka, has since won a competitive Doncaster handicap, and
Peter Chapple-Hyam, her trainer,
is in form.
The favourite, Highgarden, is
definitely worth taking on as she
was stuffed when expected to
win a far weaker race than
today’s at Sandown last time. If
she could not win that afternoon,
she’s not going to win today.
HARRY ANGEL (3.30) is rated
the world’s top sprinter on turf
but the downside of winning two
Group Ones last year is that he
has to give 5lb to his rivals to
even things up.
The betting is 4-5 Harry Angel,
3-1 last year’s winner Tasleet.
There is not as much between
them at the weights as their
odds suggest but I would be
disappointed if the favourite does
not win.
HONEY BADGER (4.55
Yarmouth, nb) is back on the
same mark as his last win at
Newcastle.
COCKLEY BECK (8.05, Perth)
is expected to improve for the
application of cheek pieces.
Whether she has the stamina
for three miles is another matter!
PETER JONES
Yarmouth
ATR
THE Scout
2.10
2.45
3.20
3.55
Emblazoned
Rayaa
Raven Banner
Hard Toffee
4.25
4.55
5.25
6.00
Salt Whistle Bay
HONEY BADGER (nb)
Lucky Ellen
Summerseat Mist
STAKES
2.10 NOVICE
£3,752 (Class 5) 6f 3yds (7 dec)
1 (4) 21 l EMBLAZONED (21) (F) J Gosden 3 9 9.... R Havlin
2 (1) 31- ETISALAT (195) (D) Owen Burrows 3 9 9... D O’Neill
3 (7) 13 NEAREST GREEN (84) K Ryan 3 9 9.............M Harley
4 (2) 54- DOLLAR VALUE (146) R Cowell 3 9 2...E J Walsh(3)
5 (6)
HARRY’S BAR J Fanshawe 3 9 2..................G Wood(3)
6 (3) 2-U LASHABEEH (12) R Varian 3 9 2...................J Mitchell
7 (5) 59- TURQUOISE BAY (239) C Dwyer 3 9 2
Jessica Cooley(7)
BLINKERS: No. 7 HOOD: No. 7.
W-F: Emblazoned (99); Nearest Green (98); Etisalat (92).
SP FORECAST: 7-4 Emblazoned, 11-4 Nearest Green, 4 Etisalat, 5
Lashabeeh, 14 Harry’s Bar, 20 Dollar Value, 25 Turquoise Bay.
HANDICAP
2.45 FILLIES’
£3,752 (5)
1m 2f 23yds (6)
1 (4) L1-7 CIAOADIOSIMDONE (22) J Ryan 4 9 9
Josephine Gordon
2 (5) 41-2 l RAYAA (14) (D) M Appleby 5 9 7.............. J F Egan
3 (3) 5-83 SULA ISLAND (18)(T) A King 4 8 10.............W Carson
4 (2) 551 LUNA MAGIC (22) (C) L Pearce 4 8 10......J Mitchell
5 (6) 465 ICONIC BELLE (15) (F) M Channon 4 8 7
Nicola Currie(5)
6 (1) 373 STOSUR (14) (F) Miss G Kelleway 7 8 6.. S De Sousa
BLINKERS: No. 6 TONGUE STRAP: No. 2 HOOD: No. 4.
W-Factor: Rayaa (99); Luna Magic (96); Stosur (93).
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Rayaa, 3 Luna Magic, 9-2 Stosur, 5 Sula Island,
8 Iconic Belle, Ciaoadiosimdone.
3.20
NORWICHINNS.COM H’CAP (DIV 1)
£3,105 (6)
1m 2f 23yds (10)
1 (4) 922 l RAVEN BANNER (15) (D) I Furtado 5 9 9
G Malune(5)
2 (8) 0/56FREEWHEEL (18) N Tinkler 8 9 9................ Doubtful
3 (6) 5-53BARTHOLOMEW J (89) (C&D) Mrs L Pearce 4 9 7
D Keenan(7)
4 (10) L5-L CALM CHARM (15) C Wall 4 9 4...................G Wood(3)
5 (1) L05 RIGHT ABOUT NOW (22) C Dwyer 4 9 2.... S De Sousa
6 (2) 210 STEEL HELMET (18) (D) Harriet Bethell 4 8 9
Josephine Gordon
7 (9) L0-L STREET ART (55) (C&D) Mike Murphy 6 8 9
Nicola Currie(5)
8 (5) 08L REBEL SKY (13) J R Jenkins 5 8 7......Gina Mangan(7)
9 (3) L-90 CAREYANNE (16)(T) D Loughnane 4 8 7..... J F Egan
10 (7) 25L ZARKAVON (41) J Wainwright 4 8 7.............. K O’Neill
BLINKERS: No. 7 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 7, 9
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 5, 9.
W-F: Raven Banner (99); Street Art (94); Bartholomew J (92).
SP FORECAST: 6-4 Raven Banner, 9-2 Bartholomew J, 5 Right
About Now, 13-2 Steel Helmet, 7 Calm Charm, 12 Others.
TRACK FACTS: GOING: Good to Firm. Left Handed. LONGEST
TRAVELLER: Captain Sedgwick (4.55) 248 miles. STABLE SWITCH:
4.55 Wild Acclaim from M Appleby to P McEntee. TRACK FACTS:
GOING: Good to Firm. Left Handed.
Bath
ATR
THE Scout
5.20
5.55
6.25
Dalness Express
Coronation Cottage
Haylah
6.55 Falcon’s View
7.25 See The Sea
7.55 Volpone Jelois
8.25 Choral Music
SHERGOLD HANDICAP
5.20 DEREK
£3,105 (Class 6) 5f 160yds(15 dec)
1 (11) 6-03 QUANTUM DOT (12) E De Giles 7 9 10...........W Cox(5)
2 (1) 233 l DALNESS EXPRESS (14) (D) J G O’Shea 5 9 7
F Berry
3 (15) 882 FANTASY JUSTIFIER (9) (D) R Harris 7 9 6...J Fahy
4 (13) L93 MIGHTY ZIP (9) (D) Mrs L Williamson 6 9 5
Jordan Uys(7)
5 (14) 722 TOOLATETODELEGATE (14) B Barr 4 9 1.....T Whelan
6 (3) L9-L AMBERINE (9) M Saunders 4 9 0....................L Keniry
7 (5) 662 DREAMS OF GLORY (9) (C&D) R Hodges 10 9 0
D Probert
8 (12) 426 CELERITY (11) Mrs L Williamson 4 8 13........... P Sirigu
9 (7) 452 STOPDWORLDNLETMEOF (41) D Flood 4 8 13
R Kingscote
10 (8) 99L- POLKADOT PRINCESS (162) Mrs N Evans 4 8 13
G Downing
11 (2) 89-0DELAHAY (15) (F) M Blanshard 4 8 12.......... C Bishop
12 (9) L87 MOSTASHREQAH (14) J Bradley 5 8 12........F Norton
13(10) 46L GO CHARLIE (7) L Williamson 7 8 12.......... T Clark(3)
14 (4) LLL JAKEBOY (14) S Kirk 4 8 12..........................P Jamin(7)
15 (6) 76L DRAMATIC VOICE (35) K C-Brown 5 8 12......P Dobbs
BLINKERS: Nos. 1, 9 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 2, 5 CHEEK PIECES:
Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12 EYE COVERS: No. 9 HOOD: Nos. 13, 15.
W-Factor: Dalness Express (99); Dreams Of Glory (94);
Quantum Dot (92).
SP FORECAST: 4 Dreams Of Glory, 5 Toolatetodelegate, 6 Dalness
Express, 13-2 Fantasy Justifier, 7 Mighty Zip, 8 Others.
Daily Express Wednesday May 16 2018
H’CAP (DIV 2)
HANDICAP (STR)
3.55 NORWICHINNS.COM
£3,105 (6)
1m 2f
(10) 5.25 £3,105 (6)
7f
(16)
1 (6) 4-3Ll HARD TOFFEE (96) (F) L Allan 7 9 11...... R Havlin
2 (8) 54L- LONGSIDE (232) (C) J Eustace 6 9 10.... A Beech(7)
3 (1) 5-33 OUTOFTHEQUESTION (17)(T) A King 4 9 7....M Harley
4 (10) 314 OROBAS (2) (D) L Egerton 6 9 6.......... Paula Muir(7)
5 (7) L9-4GENUINE APPROVAL (110) (D) J Butler 5 9 1...T Queally
6 (5) 97-6SANAM (133) E Dunlop 4 8 11....................... Ben Curtis
7 (4) 0L-6 NAVAJO STORM (37) R Brisland 5 8 10...G Malune(5)
8 (3) 5-L0 FILLE THE FORCE (16) S Dixon 4 8 8........... K O’Neill
9 (9) 930 SEXY SECRET (86) (C,D) Mrs L Pearce 7 8 8
D Keenan(7)
10 (2) L9-L RIPPER STREET (8) Mrs C Dunnett 4 8 8.......J Quinn
VISOR: No. 4 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 8, 9 HOOD: No. 10.
W-F: Hard Toffee (99); Outofthequestion (98); Orobas (96).
SP FORECAST: 5-2 Outofthequestion, 7-2 Genuine Approval, 5
Orobas, 6 Hard Toffee, 8 Sanam, Navajo Storm, 14 Others.
(STR)
4.25 HANDICAP
£5,531 (4)
1m
(8)
1 (8) 1L-2 DESERT FROST (27) S bin Suroor 4 9 11..... DOUBTFUL
2 (6) 12-1 l SALT WHISTLE BAY (15) (C,D) R Guest 4 9 10.... M Harley
3 (2) L-65 IFWECAN (61) (D) Martin Smith 7 9 10..... Doubtful
4 (7) 2L4 MAJESTIC MOON (15) (D) Miss J Feilden 8 9 7
Shelley Birkett(3)
5 (3) 945 BINT DANDY (20) (C&D,F) C Dwyer 7 9 3
L Edmunds(3)
6 (5) 793 GIBENO (18) M Appleby 4 9 3..................... S De Sousa
7 (4) L42- FASHAAK (239) J Butler 5 9 0....................... J F Egan
8 (1) 656 OURMULLION (9) (D) J Best 4 8 9
Josephine Gordon
BLINKERS: Nos. 5, 8 CHEEK PIECES: No. 1 HOOD: No. 3.
W-Factor: Salt Whistle Bay (99);
Bint Dandy (97); Fashaak (92).
SP FORECAST: 11-8 Salt Whistle Bay, 10-3 Fashaak, 9-2 Gibeno, 8
Bint Dandy, 10 Ourmullion, Majestic Moon.
ADNAMS GHOST SHIP H’CAP (STR)
4.55 £3,105
(6)
1m
(12)
1 (7) 803 l HONEY BADGER (19) (C&D,T) M Herrington 7 9 9
G Wood(3)
2 (2) 57-4 SLOW TO HAND (15) (C) W Jarvis 4 9 7..... S De Sousa
3 (5) 216 GALA CELEBRATION (25) (D) I Williams 4 9 7
S W Kelly
4 (8) 805 BREAK THE SILENCE (50) (D) S Dixon 4 9 6......K O’Neill
5 (6) 66-4 MARILYN (22) (C) C Wall 4 9 3.....................T Queally
6 (10) 863 SECRET LIGHTNING (74) (D) M Appleby 6 9 3
K Lundie(5)
7 (3) 333 MUTHRAAB ALDAAR (14) J Boyle 5 9 0
Isobel Francis(7)
8 (11) 886-CAPTAIN SEDGWICK (154) (D,T) J Spearing 4 8 13
L Edmunds(3)
9 (4) L5L SEA TEA DEA (22) A Carson 4 8 12..............W Carson
10 (9) 27L CANDESTA (15) (D) Miss J Feilden 8 8 9
Josephine Gordon
11 (1) 754 WILD ACCLAIM (14) P McEntee 4 8 9
Nicola Currie(5)
12(12) 9LL SUNSET BOUNTY (98) Miss J Feilden 4 8 7
Shelley Birkett(3)
BLINKERS: Nos. 2, 11 VISOR: No. 6 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 10,
11 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 4, 7 HOOD: Nos. 2, 3.
W-Factor: Honey Badger (99); Slow To Hand (91);
Marilyn (91).
SP FORECAST: 4 Gala Celebration, 5 Honey Badger, 11-2 Marilyn, 6
Muthraab Aldaar, 8 Wild Acclaim, Slow To Hand, 10 Others.
TOP TRACK TRAINER (2013-18): C Wall 23% Strike rate. TOP
TRACK JOCKEY (2013-18): S De Sousa 21% Strike rate.
5.55
1 (9) 760 MERDON CASTLE (23) I Furtado 6 10 0......M Harley
2 (16) 216- SHYARCH (232) (C&D) C Dunnett 4 9 12.... K O’Neill
3 (7) 5-L6 MOI AUSSIE (100) (C&D) M Appleby 5 9 12....K Lundie(5)
4 (1) 295 ARCANISTA (13) (F) C Dwyer 5 9 11.... Jessica Cooley(7)
5 (8) 55-6 TALLULAH’S QUEST (42) J Feilden 4 9 11........J Quinn
6 (10) 53-0 AMBITIOUS ICARUS (4) L Egerton 9 9 11.....Paula Muir(7)
7 (12) 281 UBLA (16) (D) Miss G Kelleway 5 9 10...... S De Sousa
8 (15) 366 MOSSY’S LODGE (7) (D) A Carson 5 9 6....W Carson
9 (5) 0-08 DARK SIDE JAZZ (22) J Ryan 3 9 3
Josephine Gordon
10 (2) 57L NOTEWORTHY (23) R Hughes 3 9 3.............S W Kelly
11 (6) 650-l LUCKY ELLEN (145) Jennie Candlish 4 9 1
T Queally
12(13) L72 PATTY PATCH (15) Richard Spencer 3 9 0
Rhiain Ingram(5)
13 (11) 0L8 THAMA (8) Mrs I G-Leveque 3 8 12.................. A Fresu
14 (3) 537 OLIVE MABEL (15) D Ivory 3 8 7.................... J F Egan
15(14) 9L-6 ALDBURY LASS (15) R Eddery 3 8 3 D Keenan(7)
16 (4) L0L FLAT OUT ERIC (14) L McJannet 3 8 3....N Garbutt(3)
BLINKERS: Nos. 8, 13, 15 VISOR: No. 12 TONGUE STRAP: Nos.
7, 8, 13 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16
HOOD: No. 11.
W-Factor: Lucky Ellen (99); Moi Aussie (95);
Merdon Castle (94).
SP FORECAST: 9-2 Ubla, 5 Patty Patch, 7 Tallulah’s Quest, 8 Olive
Mabel, Lucky Ellen, 10 Arcanista, Mossy’s Lodge, 12 Others.
HANDICAP3YO
6.00 YARMOUTH
£3,105 (6)
6f
(16)
1 (11) L0-1 l SUMMERSEAT MIST (14) H Palmer 9 7
Josephine Gordon
2 (9) 3L-3 LUCIFUGOUS (18)(T) D O’Meara 9 6.............M Harley
3 (16) 3-61 BLESSED TO EMPRESS (13) (D) Amy Murphy 9 6
L De Souza
4 (10) 2L3 DUBA PLAINS (14) (F) M Channon 9 5..... Ben Curtis
5 (15) 6-5L PRINCESS KEIRA (14) M Quinn 9 5..............W Carson
6 (4) 317 QUICK RECOVERY (13) (D) J Boyle 9 4....C Bennett(3)
7 (5) 87-8 TWO SEAS (21) G Peckham 9 2......................S W Kelly
8 (2) 435 MOTHER OF DRAGONS (30) P McEntee 9 1
Nicola Currie(5)
9 (1) 87-6 EDGE OF THE WORLD (19)(T) R Beckett 8 13
L Steward
10 (7) 512 CHLOELLIE (16) (D) J R Jenkins 8 13........... J F Egan
11 (12) 332 MIMRAM (16) D Ivory 8 12.............................J Duern(3)
12 (6) 855 BAILEYS EXCEL (9) (F) C Dwyer 8 11...... S De Sousa
13(13) 385 EXPEDIATE (16) R Cowell 8 11.................E J Walsh(3)
14 (3) 639-AGENT OF FORTUNE (212) Mrs C Dunnett 8 10
K O’Neill
15 (8) 8-57 WHINMOOR (13) (F) N Tinkler 8 10......L Edmunds(3)
16(14) L30- CASEY BANTER (182) Miss J Feilden 8 7
Shelley Birkett(3)
BLINKERS: No. 9 VISOR: Nos. 13, 15 TONGUE STRAP: No. 1
CHEEK PIECES: No. 11 HOOD: Nos. 2, 4, 14.
W-Factor: Summerseat Mist (99); Lucifugous (94); Quick
Recovery (94).
SP FORECAST: 11-2 Summerseat Mist, 13-2 Baileys Excel, 7 Edge Of
The World, 8 Chloellie, Mimram, 10 Others.
FIRST TIME: 2.10 Turquoise Bay (blinkers, hood), 3.55 Fille The Force
(cheek pieces), 4.25 Ourmullion (blinkers), Ifwecan (hood), 4.55 Sunset
Bounty (wind surgery), Muthraab Aldaar (cheek pieces), 5.25 Olive
Mabel (cheek pieces), Lucky Ellen (hood), Aldbury Lass (blinkers),
Noteworthy (cheek pieces). BEATEN FAVOURITES: 2.45 Rayaa(hcp).
3.20 Raven Banner(hcp). 4.25 Bint Dandy(hcp). 4.55 Gala Celebration(hcp).
5.25 Lucky Ellen(hcp). 6.00 Chloellie(hcp), Mother of Dragons(hcp). x
CHURCH HANDICAP3YO
PIMMS HANDICAP
6.25 MJ
£3,752 (5)
5f
(8) 7.55 £3,655 (5)
1m 5f
(5)
1 (8) 136- SWING OUT SISTER (188) (D,F) C Cox 9 7
S Hitchcott
2 (7) 386 KNOCKOUT BLOW (15) (D,T) M Johnston 9 6....F Norton
3 (1) 5-42 l HAYLAH (8) R Hannon 9 3....................T Marquand
4 (3) 24-6 AQUADABRA (9) (C&D,F) C Mason 9 2........ C Bishop
5 (6) 3-01 CRYSTAL DEAUVILLE (14) (D) G Kelleway 9 1....W Cox(5)
6 (4) 44-U DREAMBOAT ANNIE (9) (C&D) M Usher 9 0....D Probert
7 (5) 85-4 KODINA (79) C Hills 8 12............................ R Kingscote
8 (2) 56L- DONNY BELLE (254) D Brown 8 12.........K Shoemark
TONGUE STRAP: No. 5 CHEEK PIECES: No. 5.
W-Factor: Haylah (99); Swing Out Sister (94);
Crystal Deauville (94).
SP FORECAST: 7-2 Crystal Deauville, 4 Haylah, Kodina, 5
Dreamboat Annie, 13-2 Knockout Blow, 7 Others.
1 (5) 3-34l VOLPONE JELOIS (J24) (F) P Nicholls 5 9 7
Megan Nicholls(5)
2 (3) 531 FRENCH MIX (7) (D) A Dunn 4 9 6(6ex)
R Ryan(5)
3 (4) 023- DESERT CROSS (J151) (C) Jonjo O’Neill 5 9 3
Fran Berry
4 (1) 642 ATTAIN (2) (C) Archie Watson 9 9 3 P Jamin(7)
5 (2) 98L- DANGLYDONTASK (196) (C) D Arbuthnot 7 8 10
D Probert
BLINKERS: No. 1.
W-Factor: Volpone Jelois (99); French Mix (96);
Desert Cross (96).
SP FORECAST: 2 French Mix, 11-4 Volpone Jelois, 10-3 Attain, 9-2
Desert Cross, 10 Danglydontask.
DRIBUILD HANDICAP3YO
CONFINED NOVICE STAKES
6.55 EBF
1m
(16)
£5,531 (4)
1m 3f 137yds (10) 8.25 £3,105 (6)
1 (2)
BRAHMS DE CLERMONT (J26) P Nicholls 7 10 0
Megan Nicholls(5)
2 (9) 83 DEMOPHON (18) S Flook 4 10 0.................T J Murphy
3 (7)
l FALCON’S VIEW (F) S b Suroor 4 10 0.. H Crouch
4 (3) 3-4 ROC ASTRALE (13) Mrs A Perrett 4 10 0.......P Dobbs
5 (10) 3 FLINTROCK (17) A Balding 3 8 11................J Bryan(5)
6 (4) 0 KHAZIX (18) J Osborne 3 8 11...............Hayley Turner
7 (6) 8 PIRATE KING (25) (F) H Dunlop 3 8 11...T Marquand
8 (8)
POINT OF HONOUR S Crisford 3 8 11.......K Shoemark
9 (1)
SARIM J Osborne 3 8 11...................................D Costello
10 (5) 3 FRANCOPHILIA (18)(S) M Johnston 3 8 6..F Norton
W-Factor: Falcon’s View (99); Flintrock (95);
Pirate King (92).
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Francophilia, 3 Falcon’s View, 11-2 Brahms De
Clermont, 8 Roc Astrale, Point Of Honour, 12 Others.
7.25 HANDICAP
£3,752 (5)
1m 2f 37yds (9)
1 (7) 5L1 BAYSTON HILL (13) (C&D) M Usher 4 9 10
J Bryan(5)
2 (8) 11-5 l SEE THE SEA (5) (C&D,F) R Hannon 4 9 9
R Ryan(5)
1 (5) 132 POWERFUL DREAM (14) (C&D) R Harris 5 9 10.....J Fahy 3 (1) 11-0 LOVE AND BE LOVED J Flint 4 9 9.......NON-RUNNER
2 (2) 57-6 l CORONATION COTTAGE (14) (C&D) M Saunders 4 9 7 4 (5) 6-96LADY VALDEAN (30) J Santos 4 9 7..... R Kingscote
5
(2)
477
MANCHEGO
(30)
J
Osborne
4
9
5...........T
Marquand
L Keniry
3 (7) 452 MET BY MOONLIGHT (9) R Hodges 4 9 2...... D Probert 6 (3) L61 SPIRITUAL MAN (21) (D,F) Jonjo O’Neill 6 9 2
F Berry
4 (3) 77-L SWEET PURSUIT (14) (D) B Millman 4 9 1.....T Marquand 5 (6) 755 EVERKYLLACHY (22) (C,D) J S Moore 4 8 13 7 (9) 35-3 EDGE (17) (D) B J Llewellyn 7 8 11................D Probert
C Bishop 8 (6) 957 PACK IT IN (17) (C&D) A Dunn 5 8 8....Hayley Turner
9
(4)
334
LET
ME
IN
(37)
B
J
Llewellyn
8
8
7.............F
Norton
6 (1) 446 NAPPING (65) Olly Murphy 5 8 4........Hayley Turner
BLINKERS: No. 7 VISOR: No. 9 TONGUE STRAP: No. 5
7 (4) 0-06 VAL’S MAGIC TOUCH (14) J G O’Shea 4 8 2... F Norton
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 2, 4, 8.
BLINKERS: Nos. 5, 7 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 6.
W-Factor: See The Sea (99); Bayston Hill (96);
W-Factor: Coronation Cottage (99); Powerful Dream (98);
Spiritual Man (93).
Sweet Pursuit (92).
SP FORECAST: 2 Powerful Dream, 9-4 Met By Moonlight, 5 SP FORECAST: 5-2 Bayston Hill, 7-2 Spiritual Man, 9-2 See The Sea,
11-2 Let Me In, Edge, 15-2 Manchego, 17-2 Others.
Napping, 7 Coronation Cottage, 10 Others.
FILLIES’ HANDICAP
£3,752 (5)
5f 160yds
(7)
57
1 (16) 769 MY BOY SEPOY (23) (F) S C Williams 9 9
Fran Berry
2 (9) L0L- CAVIAR ROYALE (177) Mrs N Evans 9 8...G Downing
3 (15) 4L-0 JOHNI BOXIT (28) Miss G Kelleway 9 7
A Jones(3)
4 (7) 0-11 l CHORAL MUSIC (15) (D,F) J Portman 9 7
R Hornby
5 (2) 231 CHRISTMAS NIGHT (9) (F,T) O Pears 9 7
B Robinson(5)
6 (1) L09- SILVINGTON (190) D Loughnane 9 7.............R Ryan(5)
7 (13) L33 PACT OF STEEL (7) H Dunlop 9 7................. H Crouch
8 (5) 4-45MEDICI ORO (105) D Brown 9 6................K Shoemark
9 (3) 5-95 RACEHORSE (8) H Morrison 9 6....................T Ladd(7)
10(12) 868 PARABLE (16) J Flint 9 5.........................NON-RUNNER
11 (8) 45L NAUTICA (16) J Portman 9 4.................... R Kingscote
12 (11) 6L-4 TWICKENHAM (13) J S Moore 9 2...................L Keniry
13(14) 00-0DRACARYS (26) J Santos 9 1.........................O Pereira
14 (6) 658- BOND ANGEL (343) P Evans 8 7.........Hayley Turner
15 (4) L7-8 SHAMROCK EMMA (28) J Best 8 7............. J Haynes
16(10) L64 KYLIE STYLE (13) Steph Hollinshead 8 7...F Norton
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 3, 13 HOOD: Nos. 11, 16.
W-Factor: Choral Music (99); Christmas Night (93);
Nautica (92).
SP FORECAST: 7-2 Choral Music, 9-2 Christmas Night, 6 Pact Of
Steel, 8 Racehorse, My Boy Sepoy, 10 Kylie Style, 14 Others.
GOING: Firm. Left Handed. TOP JOCKEY (2013-18): P Dobbs
21% Strike rate. TOP TRAINER (2013-18): M Saunders 19%
Strike rate. FIRST TIME: 5.55 Val’s Magic Touch (blinkers), 7.25
Lady Valdean (cheek pieces), 8.25 Kylie Style (hood), Nautica
(hood), Dracarys (cheek pieces), Johni Boxit (cheek pieces).
BEATEN FAVS: 5.20 Celerity(hcp), Dreams Of Glory(hcp),
Toolatetodelegate(hcp). 6.25 Dreamboat Annie(hcp), Haylah.
6.55 Francophilia. 8.25 Racehorse(hcp). DRAW: Low numbers
are favoured in races up to a mile. LONGEST TRAVELLER:
Knockout Blow (6.25) & Francophilia (6.55) 235 miles. STABLE
SWITCH: 8.25 Silvington from A Carroll.
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Daily Express Wednesday May 16 2018
RUGBY UNION: AVIVA PREMIERSHIP SEMI-FINALS
Picture: DAVID ROGERS
No pound cake, I’m
full of humble pie
BARBA: Mulling move back to NRL
Saints beg
Barba to
stay put
RUGBY LEAGUE
By Ross Heppenstall
BEN BARBA has been urged to
stay at St Helens amid growing
fears that the Super League’s
best player could be tempted
back to the NRL.
The Australian full-back has
helped Justin Holbrook’s side to
set the pace at the top of the
table and reach the Challenge
Cup quarter-finals this year.
Barba has notched 18 tries to
lead the scoring charts and is a
clear favourite to win the Man of
Steel award, alerting leading sides
back in his homeland.
The 28-year-old is contracted to
Saints until the end of next
season but his agent is set to
attend Saturday’s Magic Weekend
game against Widnes in
Newcastle and talks over his
future are expected.
Barba, who joined St Helens
midway through last year after
being sacked by Cronulla Sharks
after testing positive for cocaine,
said: “I have not made my
decision as of yet.
“At the moment, I am just
focused on playing good footy
for Saints and I will worry about
that kind of stuff come the end of
the year.”
Saints
winger
Tommy
Makinson,
one of several
beneficiaries
of Barba’s
brilliance this
season, is
desperate for
his teammate to stay
at the club.
Makinson said: “If his agent is
here, I’ll go and meet him myself
and do anything to get Ben to
stay here.
“He’s a great player and we’d
love to keep him but if he goes
home then so be it because he has
got four young girls and a wife
who have been great for him.
“Whatever they choose, good on
them but he’s a player we want
around this club and if he stays, it
would be sensational.
“He’s one of the best full-backs
who has ever played the game –
he’s a freak. He has had his
doubters and people still give him
grief at games about his past but
he has learnt from his mistake.
It’s not about the setback, it’s
about the comeback.
“Look at what he has done now
for St Helens and the Super
League, he’s smashing it. Long
may that continue.”
❑ HULL winger Bureta Faraimo
has been handed a two-match
ban following his red card during
last week’s Challenge Cup victory
at Featherstone.
He’s one
of the best
to play the
game
MONEY SIGN:
Cipriani turned
down lucrative
offers from
France to stay
in England
with
Gloucester
Neil
SQUIRES
REPORTS
DANNY CIPRIANI could
have doubled his money by
moving to France next
season but he revealed
yesterday
the
chance
to
play for
E n g l a n d
again is priceless.
The
Wasps
fly-half
disappointed a series of
suitors across the Channel by
putting pen to paper for Gloucester
next season in a deal that preserves
his dream of playing in next year’s
World Cup.
Cipriani’s decision, triggered by
his recall for the tour to South Africa
last week, has left him poorer – but
feeling richer on the inside.
“It’s still my burning desire to
play for England,” he said. “I have
always wanted to get picked, as
every English player does, but you
just have to take the humble pie,
go back and keep learning and
improving, until you give no reasons
not to get picked.
“Had the call not come, I don’t
know how it would have felt. I
probably would have had a lot of
advice to try to chase the money.
“It was definitely a decision I had
to make fairly soon because teams
in France were pressing for me to do
it sooner rather than later.
“My agent got four or five calls
from English clubs on the day the
squad was announced but I’d met
with David Humphreys and Johan
Ackermann and heard the squad
they’re building.
“It’s not like I’m trying to be some
hero story staying here to play for
England. It’s just what I want to do.
I want to represent my country, I
want to be able to keep delivering a
good message that you can make
mistakes, learn from them, get
better and move on. And it’s about
making my mum proud for
everything she has done for me.”
The mistakes, on and off the field,
have alienated a succession of
England coaches and it has taken a
It’s still my
burning desire
to play for
England
Six Nations slump for Eddie Jones
to finally come round to him.
The Australian had previously
implied he did not trust him as a
team man with his view that Cipriani
was either No1 or nowhere as a
fly-half.
“There might have been some
truth in that. I’m not sure he had
seen me in that environment,
though,” said Cipriani. “Rightly or
wrongly, I guess I’ve always been
me, and it’s either put me in good
stead or not. With Shaun Edwards
and Brian Ashton it was great.
Shaun put me in charge of a team
full of internationals at 19 or 20, and
Brian gave me licence.
“Over
the
years,
different
challenges do come about and
mistakes do happen.
“Mistakes get viewed
as such a negative
thing. When a kid
makes a mistake, he
gets told off and in
trouble. But you
learn
from
mistakes – it’s
how you keep
improving. You
wouldn’t get to the top unless you
make mistakes.
“So with the mistakes I have
made, hopefully I am the best
version of myself right now.”
What would the teenage starlet
Cipriani have thought of this
30-year-old version of himself?
“He would give him a high five
and told him, ‘You rode it out’,” said
Cipriani. “I feel very lucky to sit here
and play in a semi-final on Saturday
and extremely fortunate to be
hopefully going to play for England
again.”
Shortlisted for Premiership Player
of the Year, he has, says his director
of rugby at Wasps Dai Young, been
“on fire” over the past six weeks as
an attacking playmaker.
In a timely twist ahead of the
England tour, he goes head to head
with Owen Farrell in the Premiership
semi-final on Saturday when the
other side of his game will be under
the microscope.
“I think on the weekend Danny’s
defence will be tested, without a
shadow of a doubt, and that could
be the difference between us
winning and losing the game,” said
Young.
Doubts persist, even with his
coach it seems. There always will be
doubts with Cipriani. He accepts
that but he is proud to have made
it back.
Romania thrown out of finals
FAKA’OSILEA: Ineligible
ROMANIA were last night
dramatically cast out of next
year’s Rugby World Cup and
Spain denied the chance to
replace them after both
were found to have fielded
ineligible players in the
qualifying tournament.
An independent disputes
committee concluded that
Romania’s Sione Faka’osilea
should not have played
because he had represented
Tonga at sevens level.
Spain’s Mathieu Belie and
Bastien Fuster were also
found to have played for
By Neil Squires
France Under-20s. Russia,
along with Germany, were
also investigated but cleared
of wrongdoing and will take
Romania’s place in Japan.
Belgium, who had not
qualified, were also found
guilty of using five ineligible
players.
Romania were docked 40
points, Spain 30 and Belgium
30 and all three given
suspended fines. Romania
had
taken
the
second
European qualification place
behind Georgia after Spain
crashed to a controversial
defeat by Belgium in the last
group game, when a win
would have seen them
making the finals for the first
time in 20 years.
Spain lodged a complaint
after the match into the
refereeing of the Romanian
official Vlad Lordachescu,
accusing him of bias after a
result
that
saw
his
compatriots progress. Five
Spanish players were banned
for a combined total of 121
weeks for their on-field
protest. A review into the
referee’s performance judged
it “poor, not up to usual
standards and had focused
on refereeing one team and
ignoring the other”.
World Rugby ordered the
match to be replayed but, as
the review had stopped short
of accusing the official of
bias, the independent inquiry
overruled that decision.
The winners of a play-off
between
Portugal
and
Germany will now face
Samoa over two legs to
decide the final place.
CRICKET: A SHOCK RECALL FOR
By Chris Stocks
FOR a man so keen
on analytics, Ed Smith
has taken a surprisingly
big gamble in picking
Jos Buttler in his first
Test squad.
Smith has taken on the role
of England’s new national
selector – but the numbers do
not add up for Buttler if you
look at the decision to hand
him a recall for next week’s
first Test against Pakistan at
Lord’s.
Since
his
last
Test
appearance against India at
Chennai in December 2016,
when Buttler also played as a
specialist No 7 batsman, he
has made just four first-class
appearances for Lancashire
and averages 17.
His average of 31.36 from
18 Tests is also hardly
eye-catching.
But the 27-year-old has
been picked once again not on
the numbers but his potential
and as England’s most gifted
batsman in white-ball cricket,
the potential of what he
might become in the Test
arena
proved
just
too
tempting to overlook.
Other than South Africa’s
AB De Villiers, Buttler is
arguably the cleanest striker
of a cricket ball in the world.
Freed of keeping wicket, which
he did in 15 of his first 18 Tests,
Smith no doubt hopes he can
become England’s De Villiers.
Buttler, who has scored
three of England’s four fastest
one-day hundreds, is in a rich
vein of form, too, having just
hit an Indian Premier League
record five successive halfcenturies.
That
sequence
for
Rajasthan
Royals
ended
yesterday, when he was
dismissed for 39 against
Kolkata Knight Riders. But it
was still an innings that
showcased his immense power
as he struck 28 runs from the
third over of the match.
For Smith, who along with
captain Joe Root and coach
Trevor Bayliss was given a
remit to make positive changes
after a winless Test winter in
which England lost five of
seven Tests in Australia and
New Zealand, the chance to
offer Buttler another chance
was compelling.
He said: “Overwhelmingly,
we felt that a player of his
unique gifts – what he brings
to the team as a destructive
batsman,
as
a
fantastic
competitive presence, as a
dynamic athlete, as someone
who has leadership skills
innate in him and as someone
who is playing with such
confidence and flair – this was
the right time.
“I think it’s the whole
package with Jos – it’s what
he’s capable of, what the
opposition knows he’s capable
Daily Express Wednesday May 16 2018
Picture: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE
LEAPING
HIGH: Jos
Buttler has
taken the
Indian
Premier
League by
storm
ENGLAND SQUAD
Alastair Cook
Mark Stoneman
Dawid Malan
Joe Root (capt)
Jonny Bairstow (wk)
Ben Stokes
Jos Buttler
Chris Woakes
Mark Wood
Stuart Broad
James Anderson
Dom Bess
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CRICKET
Test Match
Ireland v Pakistan
DUBLIN: Pakistan beat Ireland by five
wickets
PAKISTAN: First Innings 310-9 dec.
(Ashraf 83, Shafiq 62, Khan 55,
Murtagh 4-45)
IRELAND: First Innings 130 (Abbas
4-44)
IRELAND: Second Innings
(Overnight 319-7)
K O’Brien c Sohail b Abbas ............. 118
T Kane b Abbas ............................... 14
W Rankin b Abbas .............................. 6
T Murtagh not out .............................. 5
B1 lb20 w4 nb2 ........................ 27
Total (129.3 overs) ............... 339
Fall: 69, 69, 94, 95, 127, 157, 271,
321, 332.
Bowling: Amir 29.2-9-63-3, Abbas
28.3-10-66-5, Ali 23-3-75-0, Ashraf
18-3-51-0, Khan 30.4-7-63-1.
PAKISTAN: Second Inns
A Ali c Stirling b Murtagh .................... 2
I ul-Haq not out ............................... 74
H Sohail c Joyce b Rankin ................... 7
A Shafiq b Murtagh ............................ 1
B Azam run out................................ 59
S Ahmed lbw Thompson ..................... 8
S Khan not out .................................. 4
Nb5 ........................................... 5
Total (5 wkts., 45 overs) ....... 160
Fall: 2, 13, 14, 140, 152.
Bowling: Murtagh 16-3-55-2, Rankin
12-1-57-1, Thompson 11-4-31-1, Kane
6-1-17-0.
Can the
sums
add up
for Jos?
BOYD UP: Rankin claims
an early victim in
Pakistan’s second innings
of, what he brings to the the team. It was something
that came from Joe. I think it’s
side beyond merely that
terrific.”
batsmanship.
The changes in England’s
“I’m fully aware of the fact
batting order is a reflection of
he hasn’t played a red-ball
a winter of consistently failing
match since the back-end of
to post big totals. James Vince,
last season. The decision has
who was unconvincing at No 3
been made with eyes wide
in Australia and New Zealand,
open. We feel it’s the right
is dropped. Opener Mark
thing, at the right time, with
Stoneman can count himself
the right player,” said Smith.
lucky to keep his place after a
Buttler’s recall at seven has
similarly ineffective winter.
been facilitated by
Dom Bess
a rejigging of the
received
a
top five that will
first call-up
promote Root
after
Jack
to
No 3
on
Leach,
his
a
permanent
fellow spinner
basis,
shift
at
Somerset,
Dawid Malan up
broke a thumb.
to four and move
Expect the
wicketkeeper
20-year-old
Jonny
Bairstow
off-spinner to
from No 7 to No 5.
make his Test
Root had been
debut at Lord’s,
reluctant
to
move up from
with England’s
four since taking
final
bowling
on the captaincy
position
to
be
last summer, but
between
Chris
Smith revealed:
Woakes and Mark
“Joe wanted to
Wood.
bat at No 3,
Wood took 6-46
given the side
in his only game
DING DOM:
we’ve selected.
for Durham after
Bess replaces
“He
wants
returning
home
Jack Leach
what is best for
early from the IPL.
Irish off to stunning start
WILLIAM PORTERFIELD
feels Ireland proved they
belong in cricket’s longest
format after their gripping
inaugural Test ended in a
five-wicket
defeat
by
Pakistan yesterday.
The
11th
nation
to
compete in the five-day
arena were dreaming of a
miracle in Malahide when
they had Pakistan, who play
England at Lord’s next week,
14-3 in pursuit of a victory
target of 160.
However, an unbeaten 74
for Imam-ul-Haq and Babar
Azam’s 59 helped the tourists
***
BUTTLER
By Hugh Walker
earn a victory that had
looked likely once they
bowled Ireland out for 130
on Sunday to establish a
180-run lead.
There have been just three
victories for teams following
on, and no country has won
their inaugural Test since
Australia won the first-ever
contest in 1877, yet Ireland
flirted with making history
on both fronts by making 339
second time around.
Having beaten Pakistan,
West Indies and England at
World Cups, Irish captain
Porterfield felt their spirited
performance – encapsulated
by
Kevin
O’Brien’s
magnificent innings of 118 –
was evidence they deserve
their seat at the sport’s top
table.
“The biggest thing was
how we fought back in the
second innings with the bat
– that showed the character
we have,” he said.
“To get up to close to 350
showed what we’ve got in
the changing room and the
passion that we have for
playing our cricket.”
INDIAN PREMIER LGE—
Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata
Knight Riders (Kolkata): Rajasthan
Royals 142 (19 overs, K Yadav
4-20); Kolkata Knight Riders 145-4
(18 overs, Stokes 3-15). Kolkata
Knight Riders win by 6 wkts.
CYCLING
GIRO D’ITALIA—Stage 10
(Penne - Gualdo Tadino, 244 km): 1
M Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 6hrs
04mins 52secs, 2 N Denz (Ger) AG2R
La Mondiale at same time, 3 S
Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe at 34s,
15 C Froome (Gbr) Team Sky, 17 S
Yates (Gbr) Mitchelton-Scott all at
same time. Overall: 1 S Yates (Gbr)
43h 42m 38s, 2 T Dumoulin (Ned) at
41s, 3 T Pinot (Fra) at 46s, 10 C
Froome (Gbr) at 2m30s.
SPEEDWAY
BRITISH SEMI-FINAL (Leicester): 1 R
Lawson (Somerset/Lakeside) 13pts, 2
C Harris (Rye House/Glasgow) 13, 3 S
Nicholls (Rye House/Peterborough)
12, 4 L Kerr (King’s Lynn/Glasgow) 12,
5 R Worrall (Poole/Glasgow) 11, 6 D
King (Leicester/Ipswich) 9, 7 B Barker
(Redcar) 8, 8 A Ellis (Swindon/
Lakeside) 8. All qualify for British final.
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D Sebastian Schwartzman (Arg) bt N
Jarry (Chi) 6-4 6-1, (16) L Pouille (Fra)
bt A Seppi (Ita) 6-2 3-6 7-6 (7-3).
Rnd 2: P Kohlschreiber (Ger) bt (13) J
Sock (USA) 6-4 6-3, (9) D Goffin (Bel)
bt M Cecchinato (Ita) 5-7 6-2 6-2.
Women’s Rnd 1: M Sharapova (Rus)
bt (16) A Barty (Aus) 7-5 3-6 6-2,
(11) A Kerber (Ger) bt Z Diyas (Kaz)
6-2 7-6 (8-6), (14) D Kasatkina (Rus)
bt A Tomljanovic (Aus) 6-0 6-4, (15) A
Sevastova (Lat) bt K Mladenovic (Fra)
6-3 3-0 ret, Rnd 2: (5) J Ostapenko
(Lat) bt S Zhang (Chn) 6-2 7-5, (4) E
Svitolina (Ukr) bt P Martic (Cro) 6-1
6-2.
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TODAY’S DIARY
(7.45pm)
Europa League Final
Marseille v Atletico Madrid.........................
(Live on BT Sport 2)
Sky Bet League One
Play-Offs Semi-Final
Second Leg
Rotherham (2) v Scunthorpe (2)................
(Live on Sky Sports Main Event)
CRICKET
IPL: Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab
(Mumbai, 3.30pm).
CYCLING
Giro d’Italia (Stage 11. Assisi to
Osimo, 156km).
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Daily Express Wednesday May 16 2018
FOOTBALL: SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS
Hazard’s call to
‘save our season’
FROM BACK PAGE
things.” As for Conte’s
future, Hazard believes
that will have no
bearing on Saturday’s
match at Wembley.
Hazard, who has
never lifted the FA Cup
but has won two
Premier League titles
and the Europa League
since arriving at
Stamford Bridge, said:
“We don’t think about
that. We’re just focusing
on the game. We have
one game to play and
then we will see what
happens at the end of
the season.
“We need a trophy. At
the moment we are
nothing. We are not
qualified for the
Champions League
next season, so this
season has been bad.
“Now we can save
this season a bit with
this trophy, so we will
give everything. I have
never won the FA Cup
in six years here, so I
hope this year it’s for
me and for Chelsea. I
need two more trophies
to complete the set
here – the Champions
League and FA Cup.
Trophies are important.
And it’s more important
for me because I’ve
never won this one.”
Chelsea’s dismal
fifth-place finish after
winning the title last
year was capped off a
by a dreadful display in
a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle
in Sunday’s final league
game, but Hazard said:
“We are focused, we are
together, we are ready.
“We give everything.
We just lose games that
last year we didn’t lose.
It is that simple.”
Romelu Lukaku
remains a doubt for the
final after returning to
United’s training base
as he attempts to get fit.
Lukaku, above, has
been receiving
treatment in Brussels
for an ankle injury and
is racing to be ready to
face Chelsea.
United have scored
just once in the three
Premier League
matches their leading
Pictures: ED SYKES and CRAIG BROUGH
OLD HAND:
Villa defender
John Terry
celebrates
keeping Boro
at bay with a
clean sheet
scorer has missed and
manager Jose Mourinho
desperately needs his
goal power as he looks
to end the season with
a trophy.
Lukaku is understood
to have responded well
to his treatment in
Belgium, where he has
been working with
national team physio
Lieven Maesschalck to
ensure his recovery is
on track. But Mourinho
will leave it as late as
possible to decide
whether to risk the
striker – and may yet
feel his best bet is to
name him on the bench.
Meanwhile, Mauricio
Pochettino is set to
snub any bid to lure
him to Chelsea to
replace Conte – and
Tottenham chairman
Daniel Levy is poised to
cave in to his demands
for money for new
players.
Spurs announced
yesterday that centreback Davinson Sanchez
has signed a new
contract until 2024.
Sam’s £6m farewell
EVERTON face a £6 million bill to
sack Sam Allardyce as they
prepare to make their move
for former Watford manager Marco
Silva.
Allardyce is scheduled to hold
talks with Farhad Moshiri, the
club’s major shareholder, after a
board meeting was held last night
to plan for next season.
There is still a year to run on
the contract that Allardyce,
right, signed when he took
charge of Everton in
November, and it entitles him
to have his salary paid up in
full if his stay is terminated
early.
That would leave
Everton facing a
significant
compensation bill
to unseat a
manager who has
proved
unpopular with
fans critical of
his style of
football, which
they perceive as
unadventurous.
By Mike Whalley
Moshiri wanted Silva to take
charge at Goodison Park last
autumn following the sacking of
Ronald Koeman, but Watford
rejected their approach despite
the offer of a compensation
package worth about £15m.
Watford then sacked Silva
in January, claiming that
his focus had been
affected by Everton’s
interest. The Portuguese
coach is still locked in a
legal dispute with Watford,
having not received any
compensation for his
dismissal.
❑CHRIS HUGHTON has
agreed a new deal at
Brighton until June
2021 after keeping the
club in the top flight.
Brighton chairman
Tony Bloom said:
“Chris’s record is
superb and his calm
approach brings out
the very best in all
around him.”
●CHESTERFIELD, who were relegated into the National League with Barnet, have
appointed former Bees boss Martin Allen as their new manager.
Diego not looking back
DIEGO SIMEONE
has played down
the significance of
Atletico Madrid’s
big-game experience
ahead of tonight’s
Europa League final.
The Argentinian
guided Atletico to the
trophy in 2012, which
provided a springboard
for runs to the
Champions League
finals of 2014 and 2016.
They also won
La Liga in 2014 but
manager Simeone says
it will not make a huge
difference against
A MADRID
MARSEILLE
KICK-OFF: 7.45PM, BT SPORT 2
V
Marseille in Lyon.
“Experience is a little
thing that can help
but it’s not going to
have too much
influence,” said
Simeone.
“We will be
excited, up for it,
but also tense.
We need to take
the game where
we want it and do
damage where we can.”
The match is the first
of two chances
Marseille will have to
qualify for the
Champions League
next season. They go
into their final Ligue 1
match against Amiens
on Saturday with a
chance of taking third
place.
●BT SPORT will
broadcast tonight’s
game and the
Champions League
final between
Liverpool and Real
Madrid on May 26 free
online on YouTube, and
their app and website.
Football mourns Jlloyd after
THE football world was
in shock last night after
former Aston Villa and
Bolton defender Jlloyd
Samuel was killed in a
car accident aged 37.
Cheshire Police said
Samuel died following a
crash involving the 4x4
he was driving and a
van near Warrington.
Manchester United’s
Ashley Young, right, a
former Villa team-mate,
said: “Absolutely gutted
to hear the news of the
passing of Jlloyd
Samuel. He took me
under his wing when I
joined Villa and helped
me settle. Such a good
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guy on and off the pitch
and a truly good friend.
Condolences to Emma,
his kids and the Samuel
family.”
Another former Villa
player, Stan Collymore,
said: “Devastating news
about Jlloyd Samuel.
Was a fantastic young
pro and I know many at
our club will be truly
distraught today.
“I know our club will
honour him tonight and
the remainder of the
season. Rest in peace
Jay.”
Black armbands were
worn in respect of
Samuel at Villa’s
Championship play-off
semi-final against
Middlesbrough last
night.
There was
minute’s
applause
before kick-off
while Villa
fans chanted
“There’s only
one Jlloyd
Samuel” as
videos of the
player were shown on
the giant screen.
“We are deeply
saddened to hear of the
death of our former
player at the age of just
37 in a car accident,”
Villa said on their
official Twitter account.
“Our thoughts are
with his friends and
family at this very
difficult time.”
Bolton, Cardiff
and Gillingham
were among the
many clubs to
pay tribute to
Samuel, while
the official
England Twitter
account also expressed
their sadness at the
news.
“Jlloyd played for the
Young Lions at U18,
U20 and U21 levels and
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Bruce so close to
Promised Land
ASTON VILLA 0
MIDDLESBORO 0
ASTON VILLA’S veteran
campaigners
pushed
them a step closer to the
Premier League on a
night of controversy at
Villa Park.
UP AND DOWN:
Downing strikes his
free-kick sweetly, only
to see it hit the bar
goalkeeper Darren Randolph.
The ball was eventually hacked
to safety but the pattern for the
opening exchanges had been
set.
Jonny Howson connected
poorly with an unmarked
header for Boro from a corner
before a long throw-in by Ryan
Shotton took a deflection and
flew over the crossbar.
Albert Adomah appeared
the most likely source of
inspiration for Villa and he
almost laid on a goal 11 minutes
before half-time when the
hosts stole possession and the
winger jinked his way down the
left flank.
He fired the ball across the
edge of the six-yard but it
narrowly eluded Hourihane.
Early in the second half Boro
midfielder Mo Besic burst
forward and found some space
on the edge of the Villa penalty
area to drag a shot just off
target. The best move of the
game so far led to a decent
Villa chance on the hour mark.
Grealish and Adomah used a
series of overlaps to advance
at pace down the left before
Adomah crossed to the near
post for Lewis Grabban. The
striker’s shot was smothered
by Randolph.
And 20 minutes from the end
Grabban tried his luck from
25 yards with a drive that
Randolph helped over the
crossbar.
With 15 minutes remaining,
Grealish was given time and
space 25 yards from goal and
responded with a curling shot
that Randolph pushed away.
And in the final few moments
there was huge controversy
when
keeper
Johnstone
handled a shot by Adomah
outside his area but escaped
with just a yellow card
from Dean with the visitors
screaming for a red. Former
Villa winger Downing then
hammered the resulting freekick against the crossbar.
Pulis said: “It’s a disappointing
decision from one of our top
officials. Over two games there
have been periods when we’ve
been on top but we’ve not
created the chances you need
to win big games.
“It hurts me to say it because
we’ve just lost, but the teams
that finished third and fourth
are going to Wembley and if
there’s any justice over 46
games, that’s right.”
ASTON VILLA (4-1-4-1): Johnstone; Bree,
Chester, Terry, Hutton; Jedinak; Snodgrass,
Grealish, Hourihane (Whelan 85), Adomah
(Bjarnason 90); Grabban (Kodjia 79). Booked:
Snodgrass, Hutton, Grealish, Johnstone.
MIDDLESBROUGH (4-1-4-1): Randolph;
Shotton (Fabio 82), Fry, Gibson, Friend;
Clayton; Traore, Howson (Gestede 73), Besic,
Downing; Assombalonga (Bamford 68).
Booked: Friend, Besic.
Referee: M Dean (Wirral).
he dies in crash horror
was called up to the
senior squad in 2004. Our
thoughts are with his
family, friends and all
who knew him.”
Samuel was born in
Trinidad before moving
to England, where he
represented London
Schoolboys teams.
He played youth
football for Charlton
before joining Aston
Villa, where he made
199 appearances
between 1999 and 2007.
Samuel was capped by
England from Under-18
to Under-21 level and
was an unused
substitute for a senior
RISING
STAR: But
Fulham’s
whizzkid
keeps his
feet on the
ground,
says his
team-mate
Ream
Happy returns
on hold, Ryan
VILLA WIN 1-0 ON AGGREGATE
By Steve Madeley
A goalless draw took Villa to
the Championship play-off final
against Fulham at Wembley by
virtue of Mile Jedinak’s goal on
Teesside on Saturday.
But it could have been
different had referee Mike
Dean sent off Villa goalkeeper
Sam Johnstone for handling a
shot outside the area. He
received a yellow instead and
Stewart Downing hit the
crossbar with the resulting
free-kick.
It was a scrappy victory but
one that moved Steve Bruce’s
rebuilding job at Villa one stage
closer to completion.
Bruce said: “Eighteen or
19 months ago this club was in
a mess but the experienced
players have done their job
for us and I’m delighted
about that.
“Defensively over both games
we have been outstanding.
They have had one shot on
target over two games and
we have been outstanding
defensively all season.”
The draw took Villa to the
final on a night when fans
paid a rousing tribute to their
former defender Jlloyd Samuel.
Samuel, who died yesterday
in a car crash in Cheshire
aged 37 was honoured with a
minute’s applause.
Villa captain John Terry said:
“The boys were different class.
It was important we didn’t
concede. The gameplan was
superb
so
the
manager
deserves a lot of credit for that.
One more step and it’ll be the
dream.”
Villa started the game with
relentless pressing and Conor
Hourihane gave the visitors a
huge scare when he charged
down a delayed clearance by
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international against
Sweden in 2004.
He attempted to
switch international
allegiance before
Trinidad and Tobago
played at the 2006
World Cup in Germany.
Although his
application was rejected
by FIFA because he was
over 21 at the time, he
represented Trinidad
and Tobago in 2009 and
won two caps.
Samuel also played for
Bolton and had loan
spells at Gillingham and
Cardiff before ending his
playing career in Iran in
2015. A spokesman for
Cheshire Police said: “At
around 7.55am police
were called following
reports of a collision
involving a van and a
Range Rover near to
Costcutter on West Lane.
“Sadly the driver of the
car, Jlloyd Samuel, 37,
from Lymm, died at the
scene.
“His next of kin have
been informed and are
currently being
supported by specially
trained officers.
“The driver of the van,
a 54-year-old man,
sustained serious injuries
and has been taken to
hospital for treatment.”
TRIBUTE: Villa players lead applause for Samuel
FULHAM’S players
will not be buying
Ryan Sessegnon an
18th birthday present
– unless he scores the
winner in the
Championship play-off
final at Wembley to
seal a return to the
Premier League.
Fulham’s brilliant
youngster turns 18 on
Friday and the
teenager, rated the
best prospect outside
the Premier League,
proved his worth yet
again on Monday by
scoring and making
another as Fulham
beat Derby 2-0 to seal
a place at Wembley on
Saturday week.
Sessegnon is a
target for several
top-flight clubs but
team-mate Tim Ream
says the interest or
playing at Wembley
will not faze him.
Ream said: “What
are we getting him for
his birthday – the
team? Nothing. But if
he scores at Wembley,
I’m sure we will get
him something.”
But the United
States defender said:
“Ryan has done some
incredible things.
There’s no doubting
his talent, work-rate
and attitude. It’s
something you don’t
often see with young
players these days. He
is completely different
in every aspect. He’ll
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be disappointed with
himself when he
missed in the first half,
one on one with the
keeper, but he does
not let a mistake or a
missed chance get to
him. If the next one
comes along he is
going to bury it, as he
did in the second half
on Monday night.”
Sessegnon’s ability
has stood out from the
moment he made his
debut in August 2016.
Ream added: “He’s
the quietest kid I’ve
ever met – so different
to other 17-year-olds. I
liken him to a sponge.
He takes everything
on board – he listens.
“You can’t argue
with his approach this
year – 16 goals now?
It’s just amazing.
“I don’t see why
playing at Wembley is
going to be any
different for him. I’ve
never seen a kid so
calm in the face of
everything. He doesn’t
yearn for the limelight,
he just goes about his
business. Nobody
needs to change him.
He’s taken everything
as it has come and
done it like a 35-yearold veteran. Amazing.”
But Ream added:
“The job is not
finished. We have to go
to Wembley with the
same mindset we went
in with on Monday.”
Snoring spree
JOE NEWELL is giving his
Rotherham team-mate
Jon Taylor sleepless
nights but it has nothing
to do with the pressure of
the League One play-offs.
Both players scored in
the first leg of their semifinal against Scunthorpe
as a 2-2 draw at Glanford
Park put the Millers in
pole position to secure a
place in the final in
tonight’s second leg.
The best pals room
together on away trips,
with Taylor insisting he
gets a raw deal due to
bookworm Newell’s
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nocturnal reading routine.
Taylor said: “I don’t get
much sleep as he snores
and reads books until
1am.
“To be honest, I don’t
really like sharing with
him but I’d put up with it
if we do the job and get
to Wembley.”
Scunthorpe’s back-up
goalkeeper Rory Watson,
22, is on stand-by to start
tonight after veteran No1
Matt Gilks suffered a knee
injury in the first leg.
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ENGLAND HAVEN’T GOT STAR MEN TO DO WELL
Low show will go
on for Germany
GERMANY coach
Joachim Low has
agreed to extend his
contract with the world
champions to 2022.
Low, 58, whose
current deal runs out
in 2020, has been in
charge for 12
years and in
2014 led
Germany to
their fourth
World Cup.
He said:
“This is a big
responsibility to
continue
developing players. To
work with the best in
Germany, then develop
them and make them
better, to form a team
who set the highest
goals, this drives and
still gives me joy.” Low
has been in charge for
160 matches, winning
106, more than any
other Germany coach.
Germany will face
Mexico, Sweden and
South Korea in
Group F in Russia and
Low, below, agreed his
deal ahead of
naming his
preliminary
squad, which
includes
goalkeeper
Manuel Neuer,
despite him
having been out
of action through
injury since September.
However, Mario
Goetze, who scored the
extra-time winner
against Argentina in
the final in Brazil four
years ago, has been left
out following a
lacklustre season.
WORLD CUP
MAGIC MOMENTS
IT IS the greatest
home a glorious
strike before
celebration in
running away in
World Cup
ecstasy.
history – Italy’s
He said: “The
Marco Tardelli
joy of scoring in
charging away,
DAYS
TO
GO
a
World
Cup final
face bursting
was something I
with emotion
dreamed of as a kid.”
after scoring the
Alessandro Altobelli
second goal in the
then made it three
1982 final at Madrid’s
before Paul Breitner’s
Bernabeu on the way to
his country’s 3-1 defeat consolation but it was
Italy’s and Tardelli’s
of West Germany.
iconic moment.
aolo Rossi had put
Paolo
Italy ahead in
the 57th
minute before a
brilliant move
12 minutes
later saw the
ball reach
Tardelli, who
dragged it back
on to his left
foot and drilled
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Balotelli back as
Mancini signs in
ROBERTO MANCINI
yesterday outlined his
plans to revive Italy by
handing a lifeline to
maverick forward
Mario Balotelli after he
was presented as their
new coach.
Mancini, 53, has
been handed
the task of
lifting Italy
out of the
doldrums
after their
failure to
qualify for next
month’s World
Cup, the first time they
will miss the
tournament in 60 years.
The four-time world
champions have also
slumped to a record
low of 20th in the FIFA
rankings. “I would like
to be the coach who
brings Italy back to the
top. It will not be easy
but we can do it,” said
Mancini, below.
Although Mancini
and Balotelli had
several run-ins when
they were
together at
Manchester
City, he
suggested the
striker would
get another
chance. “We
want to see him
play the way he
did at the European
Championship in 2012.”
Since leaving the
Etihad in 2013, Mancini
managed Galatasaray
and Inter Milan before
joining Zenit St
Petersburg last June.
Who are we
kidding? Let’s
target Qatar
IT WAS on Match of the
Day in 1995 that the
immortal phrase “You
win nothing with kids!”
was first pronounced.
So it seems somehow
appropriate that the show’s
host, Gary Lineker, should be
the one to claim that, for this
summer at least, winning does
not even matter.
“If I was Gareth Southgate I
would sell this on youngsters,”
he says. “I’d say, ‘This is
an experience’. I would
totally take the pressure
off them.
“I would say, ‘This is
all about experience.
We are not going to do
particularly well, we are
not going to win this
World Cup’. I would play
lots of these talented
young players.
“Bring
Ruben
Loftus-Cheek,
Trent
AlexanderArnold and Ryan
Sessegnon. Bring
Matthew
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the youngsters and give them
that little bit of experience.”
Once the last of what
Southgate
feels
are
the
necessary phone calls are
made, the squad will formally
be announced at some point
today and the indications
are that, to a large
part, Lineker’s philosophy
strikes a chord.
The leaking of Joe
Hart’s omission was an
early sign Southgate is
happy to put his faith in
youth, with Nick
Pope’s inclusion
getting a nod
of
approval
from Lineker,
left,
who
feels
the
Burnley
man has
been the pick of England’s
goalkeepers all season.
Furthermore, Southgate is
an unashamed fan of LoftusCheek and his return for the
final eight largely successful
matches of Crystal Palace’s
season will be more than
enough proof that he is fit
enough to board the plane.
Alexander-Arnold has also
emerged as the unexpected
flag-bearer of all Southgate
wants his young England
pretenders to be: fearless,
mature and unflappable.
Having been called up from
the Under-21s to train with
the seniors ahead of the
March
friendlies
against
Spain
and
Holland,
he
embodies the whole ethos of
St George’s Park and his
promotion to the senior
squad is a sign that
the conveyor belt
is already up
and running.
Jurgen
Klopp
has
played the teenager in 11 of
Liverpool’s Champions League
matches this season and has
been speaking confidently
about the prospect of facing
Cristiano Ronaldo in the final.
Rio Ferdinand, speaking
alongside Lineker at the
BBC’s World Cup launch
in
Shoreditch
yesterday,
described those performances
in Europe as “nothing short
of breath-taking”.
Alan Shearer put
it rather more
bluntly.
“What
is
the
point
of leaving
out a guy
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THERE will be no shortage of experience in the TV starting
line-ups for next month’s World Cup finals.
Former England players Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand will join
the BBC’s coverage from Russia along with Jurgen Klinsmann, Didier
Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta, with Gary Lineker leading the way.
Spearheaded by presenter Mark Pougatch, Gary Neville will be in
ITV’s squad. He joins their regular pundits Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane,
Ian Wright and Lee Dixon, as well as Eniola Aluko, Patrice Evra,
Henrik Larsson, Martin O’Neill, Slaven Bilic and referee Mark
Clattenburg.
Southgate wields axe with the old
HART: Met with Southgate
GARETH
Southgate
has left a number of
senior England players
stunned by overlooking
them in favour of the
next generation as he
unveils his final 23 for
Russia today.
Joe
Hart
is
the
highest-profile casualty
after struggling to nail
down a regular place in
West Ham’s team while
out
on
loan
from
Manchester City this
season. Jack Wilshere is
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MEET OUR NEW SQUAD MEMBER
By Matthew Dunn
understood to have been
another senior figure to
miss out on Southgate’s
squad, even with the
withdrawal
of
Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain
through injury.
Southgate broke the
bad news to Hart in a
face-to-face meeting on
Monday, with Burnley’s
Nick
Pope
joining
Jordan Pickford and
Jack Butland in the
three goalkeeper berths.
Southgate had always
pledged to pick the
players who had come
up through the ranks of
the junior England sides
and Liverpool defender
Trent Alexander-Arnold
appears to be the main
beneficiary.
The
19-year-old’s
impressive
role
in
guiding the Merseyside
club to the Champions
League final looks to
have booked him a
late seat as cover for
Kieran Trippier, with
Kyle Walker’s switch
to
centre-back
now
considered a permanent
move in the international
set-up after a successful
trial in March.
Even though England
do not have to declare
their final squad until
June 4 to satisfy FIFA
regulations, Southgate
has chosen to go early in
order to ensure the
group that meet up at
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SO PICK YOUNG TALENT TO MAKE US FORCE IN FOUR YEARS SAYS LINEKER
Shearer’s
challenge
for Kane
SHOWING THE
WAY FORWARD:
The performances
of 19-year-old Trent
Alexander-Arnold in
the Champions
League and the
impression made by
Ruben Loftus-Cheek,
below right, have
given England boss
Gareth Southgate,
top right, plenty to
ponder
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having a magnificent
season,
someone
who could have a
Champions League
winner’s medal in
two weeks’ time and
who has been brought up
through the system,” he says.
“He is now doing extremely
well – why wouldn’t you take
him?
“I
think
it’s
a
great
opportunity to send a message
out: ‘If you do it right, here’s
the opportunity. It has worked
for him, it can work for you’.
“We talk so much about the
England youth teams, who
have been hugely successful.
What a carrot that would be
for the rest of them.”
There will be some older
heads when the squad meets
up for the first time next week
at St George’s Park
ahead of the friendlies
against
Nigeria
and
Costa Rica, during which
Southgate will bed down
his preferred starting team.
Adam Lallana looks to have
just made it under the wire
to join the party – having
returned to the pitch for
Liverpool in the final game of
the Premier League season –
at the same time as injury
has ruled out his club-mate
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
But it is the prospects of
“the
rest
of
them”
–
Manchester City’s Phil Foden,
Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster
and Fulham’s Sessegnon – that
make Lineker so willing to
forego England’s chances in
Russia this summer. “Let’s
write this summer off, because
guard to leave Joe broken-hearted
St George’s Park next
week do not see the pretournament
friendlies
against
Nigeria
and
Costa Rica as a trial but
more an opportunity to
work together.
Southgate, 47, has
spent the last 48 hours
contacting those players
who he felt duty-bound
to tell personally they
had missed out after
their contribution to
the qualifying campaign.
The FA are keeping
tight-lipped about the
names who will be
confirmed later today,
although news of the
disappointments
was
bound to seep out.
Hart’s
omission
certainly caused shockwaves and Jonjo Shelvey
and Ryan Bertrand also
look to have been left
out of the final 23 despite
solid seasons playing
regularly for their clubs.
Danny
Rose
and
Adam Lallana may have
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proved their fitness just
in time, with both
playing in the final round
of matches in the
Premier League last
Sunday.
But
Southgate’s
decision largely to trust
in youth has been
applauded by a number
of former England stars,
with
Rio
Ferdinand
describing the omission
of Hart as “the right
decision”. He added: “I
went to the World Cup
in 1998 and didn’t play
one minute of football,
but it was a great
learning curve for me.
“When I went to the
next World Cup, I didn’t
have anything I needed
to
learn,
I
wasn’t
apprehensive
about
things. I’d already seen
what the best methods
were.
“Taking a young kid to
go there and experience
that is a much better
way to go.”
we haven’t realistically got
what it takes,” he says
dismissively.
“You never know in a
knockout competition – you
can get lucky. But we have not
got, at present, the world-class
players that you need. And you
need half your team to be
world class to be serious
favourites in a competition
like this.
“We have not got that at the
moment but we will have that
in four or six years’ time.
“We have got so many young
players
who
have
been
successful. In four years’ time
we are going to be a serious
force in world football – no
question.”
After all, when you have
suffered 52 years of hurt, what
are four more?
ALAN SHEARER has told
Harry Kane he needs to deliver
at next month’s World Cup if he
wants to be considered a global
star of the game.
The former England captain
saw the Tottenham striker score
twice against Leicester in their
final Premier League match of the
season at Wembley.
But after Kane, below,
disappointed in France at the
2016 European Championship,
failing to score a goal, Shearer
feels he still has something to
prove in Russia.
“I watched the game at
Wembley on Sunday, where Kane
and Jamie Vardy were both in
fantastic form – they scored goals,
looked sharp and they are going
into the World Cup with
confidence after scoring 41 and 23
goals this season for their
respective clubs,” said Shearer.
“However, this is a
huge tournament for
Harry Kane after
what happened
two years ago.
“I’m pretty
sure he will not
be asked to
take any
corners in this
tournament, for
a start.
“But to put
himself on the global
stage, he has to go out
and perform and score goals.”
Roy Hodgson, England’s
manager at Euro 2016, hardly
helped Kane’s cause with those
corner-taking duties.
However, Shearer’s fellow
pundit Frank Lampard believes
that current Three Lions manager
Gareth Southgate has a far more
appropriate responsibility in line
for Kane this summer.
“I think Harry Kane will be
captain,” said Lampard yesterday,
speaking at the launch of the
BBC’s World Cup coverage.
“He and Jordan Henderson
both have a good case for the job,
but of all our team Kane is the
superstar – he has the status in
world football.
“There is a question mark over
whether it will be Henderson or
Eric Dier being the link man and
sitting deep and you want your
captain to play in all of the
games.”
MATTHEW DUNN’S PREDICTED WORLD CUP SQUAD
GOALKEEPERS
Jordan Pickford
Jack Butland
Nick Pope
FULL BACKS
Kieran Tripper
Trent Alexander-Arnold
Danny Rose
Ashley Young
CENTRE-BACKS
Kyle Walker
John Stones
Harry Maguire
Phil Jones
(Everton)
(Stoke)
(Burnley)
(Tottenham)
(Liverpool)
(Tottenham)
(Man Utd)
(Man City)
(Man City)
(Leicester)
(Man Utd)
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MIFIELDERS
Fabian Delph
Eric Dier
Dele Alli
Jordan Henderson
Jesse Lingard
Adam Lallana
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
STRIKERS
Harry Kane
Jamie Vardy
Marcus Rashford
Danny Welbeck
Raheem Sterling
(Man City)
(Tottenham)
(Tottenham)
(Liverpool)
(Man Utd)
(Liverpool)
(Chelsea)
(Tottenham)
(Leicester)
(Man United)
(Arsenal)
(Man City)
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HAZARD’S CALL FOR HELP
EDEN HAZARD has told Chelsea:
sign some good players for next
season or I could be gone.
The Belgian, left, who is set
to lead Chelsea’s attack in
the FA Cup final against
Manchester United on
Saturday, is a target for
Real Madrid and has
still not signed the
£300,000-a-week
By Tony Banks
contract the Blues have offered.
And he now says he will wait
until he sees which new players
are brought in to the club this
summer, after a desperately
disappointing Premier League
campaign.
Hazard has two years left on
his current deal but Chelsea,
RAY TRIBUTE
RAY WILKINS’ widow
Jackie will present the
trophy to the FA Cup
winners at Saturday’s
final at Wembley.
Wilkins, who died on
April 4 aged 61, was a
cup winner as a player
with Manchester United
and three times as an
assistant manager at
who are set to part with
manager Antonio Conte after
the final, are desperate not to
lose their star player.
“I’m waiting for new players
next season,” said Hazard.
“I want good players because
I want to win the Premier
League. It’s something big so I
need to think about a lot of
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Chelsea. Banners in
Wilkins’ memory will be
unveiled at both ends of
the ground.
FA chairman Greg
Clarke said: “It is
particularly fitting that
both clubs will unite to
remember Ray Wilkins on
the day.”
0 M’BORO
ASTON VILLA WIN 1-0 ON AGGREGATE
FAN-TASTIC: Jack
Grealish is carried
off the pitch by the
ecstatic Aston Villa
supporters last night
Picture: CLIVE MASON
Lineker wants hopeless
England to play the kids
GARY LINEKER has
written off England’s
World Cup chances
before the squad is
even announced by
saying: “We haven’t
got what it takes.”
England will reveal their
23-man squad for Russia
today and Lineker has told
Gareth Southgate, right, to
pack it full of youngsters
and plan for the 2022 World
Cup in Qatar instead.
“Let’s write this summer
off, because we haven’t
realistically got what it
takes,” said Lineker.
“You never know in a
knockout competition –
you can get lucky and have
a bit of belief – but we have
By Matthew Dunn
not, at present, got the
world-class players you
need. You need half your
team to be world class in a
competition like this.
“We have not got that but
we will have that in four or
six years’ time. We have got
so many young players who
have been successful. If I
was Gareth I’d say, ‘This is
about experience, we’re not
going to do particularly
well, we are not going
to
win
this
World Cup’. I’d
play lots of
the young
players.”
Villa into final
By Gary Chappell
ASTON VILLA paid the perfect tribute to Jlloyd
Samuel last night by setting up a Championship
play-off final against Fulham at Wembley.
The football world was left in shock when
news broke that former Villa defender Samuel
was killed in a car crash yesterday morning
aged 37.
There was a minute’s applause in his memory
before the game, in which Villa held on to their
1-0 lead from the first leg to secure a victory
against Middlesbrough that puts them one step
closer to a return to the Premier League.
FULL
STORY:
P62-63
MATCH REPORT AND TRIBUTE: PAGES 60-61
Buttler blasts his way back
JOY FOR JOS: Indian
Premier League star
Buttler returns to
Test cricket
NEW
England
selector
Ed Smith has handed
Jos Buttler a shock recall
for next week’s first Test
against
Pakistan
at
Lord’s.
Buttler has played just
four first-class matches for
Lancashire
since
his
last
Test appearance against India
in Chennai 17 months ago
but England’s most explosive
By Chris Stocks
limited-overs batsman has been
given a surprise chance to return
to the team at No 7.
In the absence of left-arm
spinner Jack Leach, who broke
a thumb this week, there is
also a place for his 20-year-old
Somerset
team-mate,
offspinner Dom Bess. James Vince
is dropped despite his unbeaten
double hundred for Hampshire
on Monday.
Smith was brought in to shake
up selection following England’s
dismal Test winter in Australia
and New Zealand and he said:
“The opportunity was there to
do something different and
exciting and we took it. We
thought it was a really good
time to reintroduce Jos.”
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