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Monday, May 14, 2018
T HE WORL D’ S M O ST P O PU L AR FRE E N E WSPAP E R
‘Always true
... and loyal
and decent
and wise’
Tessa
Jowell
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MEGHAN’S LET
DOWN BY DAD
Will he still walk her down aisle after he’s
caught staging £100k paparazzi photos?
Big day: Harry with bride-to-be GETTY
MEGHAN MARKLE’S father may
no longer be welcome to walk her
down the aisle after it was revealed he
helped to stage ‘paparazzi’ photos that
fetched an estimated £100,000.
Thomas Markle was due to arrive in
Britain this week to see the actress
marry Prince Harry on Saturday. But
by DOMINIC YEATMAN
Kensington Palace – which announced
on May 4 that he would give the bride
away – last night refused to comment
on whether he would still be involved.
Doubts emerged after The Mail on
Sunday discovered the seemingly off-
n May’s Brexit customs plan flawed, claims Gove
Page 4 »
guard photos – showing Mr Markle
reading a book on British history and
being measured for a suit – were set
up. The revelation is embarrassing for
the Palace, which had warned the
media against invading his privacy by
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Family: A teen Meghan with her dad
n British tourists kidnapped in jungle freed
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2 METRO Monday, May 14, 2018
New call to expel Ken
over Hitler remarks
KEN LIVINGSTONE should be by SHAUN CONNOLLY
expelled from the Labour party
because of his controversial com- ‘Hitler was supporting Zionism before
ments regarding Hitler and Zionism, he went mad and ended up killing
6million Jews.’ He argued he had not
shadow attorney general Shami
actually said Hitler was a
Chakrabarti said yesterday.
Zionist and signalled he
The former London
would resist any moves to
mayor has ‘repeated really
expel him.
incendiary remarks’ and
Baroness
Chakrabarti
‘brought shame’ on the
told BBC1’s Sunday
party, she added.
Politics: ‘To comMr Livingstone
was suspended in Disagreements: Ken Livingstone pare somebody who
was trying to escape
2016 after saying:
and Shami Chakrabarti
Nazis with Nazis themselves, and to
do so again and again, even when you
know this has caused the deepest hurt
and upset and embarrassment to the
party, is completely unacceptable’
She has been accused herself of
downplaying anti-Semitism in Labour
after producing a report in 2016 that
said there was an ‘occasionally toxic
atmosphere’ but the problem was not
‘endemic’ in the party.
The following month she accepted
a peerage after being recommended
by Jeremy Corbyn.
IN BRIEF
Encrypted messages ‘are helping criminals’
ENCRYPTED messages are
preventing investigators catching
dangerous offenders, an official
report has warned.
In its strategic assessment of
serious and organised crime for
2018, the National Crime Agency
(NCA) said encryption services
were now a standard feature of
modern communication. But it
said, while the services give
welcome security to internet and
mobile users, ‘such technology
has become an enabler to
criminality, presenting serious
challenges for law enforcement’.
NCA boss Lynne Owens said
criminals now use ‘encryption to
communicate, and dark web
market places to aid activities’.
May calls Rouhani to talk nuke deal
THERESA MAY has told
Iranian president Hassan
Rouhani (pictured) the
UK and Europe
‘remain firmly
committed to
ensuring the Iran
nuclear deal is
upheld’, No.10 said last night.
In a phone call, the prime
minister also condemned
Iranian missile attacks
against Israeli forces and
raised the issue of dual
nationals being held by
Tehran, her spokesman said.
Call for SAT ban as pupils ‘terrified of failing’
CAMPAIGNERS have called for
SAT tests to be scrapped as they
leave children ‘terrified of failing’.
The exams, being taken by half a
million 11-year-olds in England
this week, are ‘inhibiting
children’s learning’, with revision
‘dominating the timetable’, said
the More Than A Score campaign.
But schools minister Nick Gibb
said SATs were ‘vital’ in giving a
good grounding in reading,
writing and maths, and children
do not face ‘undue pressure’.
PEPPER GALLOPS IN FOR A PICK-ME-UP...
A WISH came true for motor neurone disease sufferer Ian Smith
when his horse Pepper visited him in a hospice.
Wife Sheila organised the surprise for the father-of-three, who
has been a patient at the Pendleside hospice, near Burnley, since
January. ‘The whole trip really cheered me up,’ said keen horse
rider Mr Smith, 65, of Sabden, Lancashire.
‘Pepper even gave me a kiss on my head. It really meant a lot
to me,’ he added.
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Monday, May 14, 2018 METRO 3
Green
goddess:
Anna Friel
The thin
bloom Line:
Line Of Duty’s
Thandie Newton
g out the Talent: BGT’s Aman
eft) with Dec and Alesha Dixon
Crown princess! A
Bafta win for Kirby
Acting
royalty:
Vanessa Kirby
with her Bafta
last night
PICTURES: REX/PA/
GETTY/KARWAI TANG
by DOMINIC YEATMAN
Happy and
glorious:
‘Queen’ Claire
pays homage
to Vanessa
VANESSA KIRBY paid tribute to her
defeated co-star Claire Foy as she
swiped The Crown’s only gong at last
night’s Bafta TV Awards.
The 30-year-old won best supporting actress for her portrayal of Princess
Margaret. ‘I just felt like the luckiest
person in the world to get to play a
character who was so colourful, vivid,
brave and strong,’ she said.
And she described Foy as ‘the best
sister ever’, before hastily remembering her real-life family.
Foy, 34, had been nominated for best
actress for her role as the Queen in The
Crown but lost out to Molly Windsor,
20, who won for Three Girls.
Host Sue Perkins opened the show
Best
actress:
Three Girls
star Molly
Windsor
with several gags about men, landing
one jibe on Piers Morgan. ‘Tonight I
am having to work alongside a massive organ,’ she said. ‘Now I know
how Susanna Reid feels on Good
Morning Britain.’
Moving on to Doctor Who, she joked
about Jodie Whittaker taking over the
Tardis. ‘Much controversy followed of
course,’ she said. ‘Because apparently
some fans of space travel in a phone
box, sonic screwdrivers and intergalactic alien races found it difficult to
imagine that.
‘Jodie was the perfect choice because
if there is one thing this year has
taught us; if anyone has experience
of fighting off grotesque monsters it’s
an actress.’
Declan Donnelly arrived with his
pregnant wife Ali Astall but without
his partner Ant McPartlin. Sean Bean
won best actor for his role in Broken.
As Molly Windsor collected her prize
for the BBC drama, about grooming,
she said: ‘Three Girls was born out of
the courage of the real three girls.’
4 METRO Monday, May 14, 2018
Miliband returns to fold for crusade
against Brexiteers’ ‘fantasy island’
FORMER foreign secretary David
Miliband is making a political
comeback to join a cross-party bid
to prevent a hard Brexit.
Five years since quitting as an
MP after losing the Labour
leadership to his brother Ed in
2010, he will today share a
platform with Tory exeducation secretary
Nicky Morgan and Lib
Dem former deputy PM
Sir Nick Clegg.
They will urge the
government to take a softer
approach to withdrawing
from the EU. The trio
said Britain was being
‘held to ransom’ by hardline
Brexiteers in an article for The
Mail on Sunday.
‘A hard Brexit won’t create
global Britain. It is merely a path
to a fantasy island of our own
where we will have reduced access
to our largest markets and a
diminished standing in the
world,’ they said.
Mr Miliband (pictured), 52,
and his allies said their
motivation for a softer
Brexit was based on
concern for the
economic impact of
withdrawal. ‘Even a
comprehensive free
trade agreement with the EU
predicted the UK would see
growth drop by five per cent over
the next 15 years compared with
current forecasts, as a result of
additional bureaucratic border
checks,’ they wrote.
‘The ensuing economic pain will
be felt in every part of the country.
This is not Project Fear; it is
project reality based on the
government’s own analysis.’
They also called on MPs from all
parties to table amendments to the
government’s EU legislation to
‘prevent’ the UK ‘suffering the
long-term damage a hard Brexit
will cause’.
‘Trust in me’: Theresa May attends church with husband Philip yesterday PA
Gove: May’s
Brexit trade
fix is flawed
and untested
THE customs partnership favoured by
Theresa May for post-Brexit trade has
‘significant question marks’ attached to
it, Michael Gove warned yesterday.
The scheme ‘has flaws that need to be
tested’, the environment secretary told
BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show.
His critical comments came after the
prime minister had made a plea for unity
over Brexit, writing in The Sunday Times
that she promised to deliver the outcome
people voted for.
Asked if the foreign secretary, Boris
Johnson, was right to brand the customs
plan ‘crazy’, he said the problem was
that it had never been tried before.
‘Because it’s novel, because nothing
like this exists, there have to be significant question marks over deliverability
of it on time,’ he said.
The customs partnership would see
Britain collect import duty on behalf of
Brussels when companies buy goods
from non-EU countries that are destined
to be sold to buyers on the continent.
Assuming that tariff-free trade with
the EU continues after Brexit, the scheme
could be a way of avoiding the reintroduction of customs checks. It would also
by SHAUN CONNOLLY
allow the government to cut tariffs on
goods from other countries destined for
domestic consumption.
Brexiteers, such as Mr Johnson, favour
reintroducing tariffs on cross-channel
trade, with technology used to avoid the
need for border checks.
Mrs May, who vowed ‘you can trust
me to deliver’, argued that Britain had to
stay aligned with Brussels in some areas.
‘There will have to be compromises,’
she wrote in her article.
Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow
Brexit secretary, said neither of the
options would work and claimed it was
‘farcical’ that the cabinet was fighting
over them. He called for a ‘comprehensive customs union’ that would allow
Britain to retain the benefits of single
market membership.
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‘The best of humanity’
Tributes from all sides as Dame Tessa Jowell, 70, loses her fight with brain cancer
by DOMINIC YEATMAN
Loving family: Dame Tessa
with her daughter-in-law
Ella (left), daughter Jess and
Jess’s daughter Ottie
TRIBUTES have been paid from
across the political spectrum to the
courage, kindess and dedication of
Dame Tessa Jowell, after her death at
the age of 70.
Dame Tessa was diagnosed with a
brain tumour in May last year, suffered
a haemorrhage on Friday and had been
in a coma until her death on Saturday,
her family said.
Theresa May hailed the ‘dignity and
courage’ with which the long-serving
Labour MP and former cabinet minister confronted her illness. She was
‘inspirational’, said Mrs May, adding:
‘My sympathies to her loving family
– Dame Tessa’s campaigning on brain
cancer research is a lasting tribute to a
lifetime of public service.’
A well-loved figure in parliament,
Dame Tessa played a major role in
securing the 2012 Olympics for Lon-
Political life: Fighting Ilford, 1978 GETTY
HEALTH secretary Jeremy Hunt
today doubled investment in
brain cancer research to £40million.
His pledge to the Tessa Jowell Brain
Cancer Research Fund comes weeks
after she urged the government to
do more to tackle the disease. He
said the fund would ensure the
‘legacy’ of her ‘selfless campaigning’
will be ‘lives saved and heartbreak
averted for thousands of other
families’. Cancer Research UK has
added £25million to the fund.
don when she served as culture secretary. She also championed the Sure
Start initiative, which aimed to give
children the best possible beginning
through better access to child care,
education, health and family support.
Former prime minister Tony Blair
said: ‘She was one of my closest and
dearest friends. She was always true
and loyal and decent and wise.
‘Tessa had passion, determination
and simple human decency in greater
measure than any person I have ever
known. She was an inspiration to work
with, and a joy to be near.’
Mr Blair’s former communications
director Alastair Campbell called
Dame Tessa ‘surely the kindest and
most empathetic politician any of us
The Games: With Lord Coe, 2008 AP
have had the good fortune to know’.
He added: ‘Every minute of every
working day, Tessa was motivated by,
and dedicated to, the service of others.
She really was the best of politics, and
the best of humanity.’
A ‘devastated’ Jeremy Corbyn said:
‘Her strength in raising awareness of
her illness and fighting for better treatment for others inspired us all.’
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt called
Dame Tessa ‘quite simply the bravest
and the best’. He said she ‘brought
magic to whatever she touched… RIP’.
Lord Coe, president of the IAAF, said
that without her ‘there would have
been no London 2012, and without
Tessa they would not have been the
success they were’.
Dame Tessa died at her home near
Shipston-on-Stour in Warwickshire
with her husband David Mills and their
children at her side. The family said
that in recent months doctors had ‘tried
innovative new treatments’, but ‘sadly
the tumour recently progressed very
quickly’.
Food blogger Deliciously Ella, who
is married to Dame Tessa’s son Matthew, posted on Instagram: ‘Matt’s
extraordinary Mum passed away last
night. She was lying in Matt, his sister
Jess, and their Dad’s arms, as they told
her that she would live forever in the
centre of their souls.
‘I’ve never seen love like I have since
becoming part of their family. Tessa
was the warmest and kindest soul...
and no matter what she has achieved in
her life – and she achieved an extraordinary amount, I know her family are
the thing that made her most proud.’
There will be a small private funeral,
and a memorial service at a later date.
Day the baroness brought
emotional Lords to its feet
Moving: Dame Tessa’s speech PA
JUST months before her death
Dame Tessa Jowell was given a
standing ovation in the House of
Lords after making an emotional
plea for more cancer treatments to
be made available on the NHS.
Baroness Jowell – her voice
cracking several times – told fellow
peers in January of her diagnosis
and battle to beat the disease.
She said: ‘On May 24 last year, I
was on my way to talk about new
Sure Start projects in east London.
‘I got into a taxi but couldn’t
speak, I had two powerful seizures.
Two days later, I was told that I
had a brain tumour, glioblastoma
multiforme, or GBM. A week later
the tumour was removed by an
outstanding surgeon at the National
Hospital in Queen Square.’
She called for more opportunities
for ‘adaptive trials’ in which
patients can undergo different
treatments, and went on to cite
Irish poet Seamus Heaney. ‘His last
words were do not be afraid. I am
not afraid, but I am fearful that this
new and important approach may
be put into the “too difficult” box,’
she said. ‘I hope this debate will
give hope to other cancer patients
like me. So that we can live well
with cancer, not just be dying of it.’
As she finished speaking the
chamber rose to its feet and
applauded, in a tribute thought to
be the first of its kind in the Lords.
Tribute: Fellow peers rise to applaud Baroness Jowell in January PICTURE: SKY NEWS
6 METRO Monday, May 14, 2018
Knifeman in Paris attack
on police terror watchlist
by ANGELA CHARLTON
THE killer behind an attack in central
Paris was born in Chechnya and was
on the police radar for radicalism,
French authorities said yesterday.
Counter-terrorism officers are investigating whether Khamzat Asimov,
20, who stabbed five people on Saturday night had any help.
He killed a 29-year-old man and
wounded four others in a busy district
of the French capital before being
shot dead by police.
Last night, a judicial official said a
friend of the attacker had been
detained in Strasbourg.
Witnesses reported hearing the
assailant shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ – an
Islamic phrase for God is great.
Daesh later claimed one of its supporters had carried out the attack.
Prosecutors described Asimov as a
French national born in the largely
Islamic Russian republic.
His parents were also arrested and are
being held in custody for questioning.
Asimov had been on a nationwide
database of thousands of people suspected of links to radicalism.
Extremists behind multiple attacks
in France in recent years were also on
radical watchlists. Interior ministry
spokesman Frederic de Lanouvelle
Search for accomplices: Police cordon off the area after ‘radicalised’ Khamzat Asimov (inset) stabbed five people AP
told reporters Asimov had no record
of arrests or criminal activity, and
didn’t know any of his victims.
Witnesses in the French capital’s
Opéra district described surprise and
panic during the attack. ‘I was working in the restaurant and suddenly I
heard a woman screaming. He came
and attacked her,’ said one. ‘Everyone
started screaming and trying to reach
our restaurant. The attacker just kept
walking around with his knife in his
bloodied hands.’
A 23-year-old Brazilian tourist said
she and her aunt saw the fatally
wounded victim on the ground and
watched as rescue workers tried to
revive him. ‘They kept doing CPR for
what seemed to be a really long time.
In the end, he passed, and they put a
sheet over him,’ added Carolina Melo.
France’s terrorism timeline
January 7, 2015: Twelve people killed at
Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie
Hebdo by Cherif and Said Kouachi.
January 8, 2015: Policewoman shot
dead in Montrouge by gunman Amedy
Coulibaly, linked to Kouachi brothers.
January 9, 2015: Coulibaly killed by
police after taking hostages at Paris
kosher supermarket. Officers find four
bodies. Kouachi brothers shot dead.
August 21, 2015: Passengers subdue
Ayoub El Khazzani, who tries to stab
and shoot travellers on a train from
Amsterdam to Paris. Four hurt.
November 13, 2015: Night of coordinated attacks in Paris leaves 130
dead and more than 400 injured,
including 89 killed at Bataclan concert
hall. Suicide bombers blow themselves
up outside Stade de France where
France are playing Germany. Another
bomber dies outside restaurant.
June 13, 2016: Larossi Abballa stabs
policeman to death in Magnanville.
July 14, 2016: Mohamed Bouhlel drives
lorry through Bastille Day crowds in
Nice, killing 86 and injuring hundreds.
March 18, 2017: Radicalised Muslim
killed after shooting policeman at Orly
airport in Paris.
April 20, 2017: Police officer shot dead
by gunman on Champs-Élysées, Paris.
August 9, 2017: Hamou B rams his
BMW into a group of French soldiers in
western Paris, injuring six.
October 1, 2017: Two women killed in a
terror attack at Marseille station before
knifeman shot dead by soldiers.
March 23, 2018: Three killed and three
wounded after Redouane Lakdim takes
hostages at a supermarket in Trèbes,
before he is shot dead by police.
Monday, May 14, 2018 METRO 7
Too convenient:
Mr Markle appears
to have been
‘papped’ looking
at the royal couple
in an internet café –
but the photograph
was staged
Scoop: The Mail on Sunday’s front page
» Continued from Page 1
taking photos. Royal author Margaret
Holder told Metro: ‘If he has asked the
Palace to put out a legal letter warning
off publications, what he’s doing is
protecting the market he’s creating
with his own pictures.
‘They will scent danger because how
are they going to control it in future?’
Former TV lighting director Mr
Markle, who has a beachfront home in
Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico,
PAPARAZZI? DON’T PREACH
Meghan’s dad moaned about privacy – while colluding with snapper to set up shots
was spotted collaborating with top
celebrity photographer Jeff Rayner.
One image – which appeared to have
been taken without permission at an
internet café in the city – showed him
looking at photographs of Harry and
Meghan on a computer.
But staff revealed he and Mr Rayner
colluded to choreograph the shot,
with the screen angled to make it
visible from behind him.
Manager Jessica Anaya said: ‘He
and the photographer came in
together. He came in and paid
to use the computer while
the person was taking pictures from behind.’
Another shot, which
seemed to show Mr Markle
being measured for a suit
by a tailor, was taken at a
party goods shop. He and Mr Rayner
had gone together to an outfitters but
found it was closed.
So they paid a young assistant at the
Sensitive issue:
Harry and Meghan
nearby party shop £8 to pretend to size
up the father of the bride, using a tape
measure that Mr Markle had brought
along with him.
In other shots, the 73-year-old posed
with a pictorial history of Britain and
lifting weights as if wanting to get in
shape for the wedding.
It was unclear last night if Briton Mr
Rayner paid him a share of his fee for
the pictures, one of which made the
front page of a UK tabloid.
Just hours before the story broke,
Harry’s communications director
wrote to press regulator Ipso at the
urgent request of Mr Markle to
complain about intrusion.
Jason Knauf wrote that the
American had been upset by
media attention and wanted it
to stop. The letter referred to
dangerous behaviour, calling to mind
the death of Harry’s mum Princess
Diana in a car crash as photographers
pursued her in Paris in 1997.
Royal commentator Robert Jobson
said: ‘It seems Mr Markle had another
agenda. One that will hardly fit in with
Prince Harry, who is understandably
sensitive about press intrusion.
‘It risks undermining Harry’s heartfelt pleas for privacy.’
Metro did not use the photos before
they were exposed as staged – and has
avoided publishing any intrusive
images of Meghan’s family.
A Palace source suggested officials
knew of the collusion between Mr
Markle and Mr Rayner, who has
declined to comment, before it issued
the request for privacy.
Ms Holder predicted he would still
attend and would probably still play
his part in the wedding unless Meghan
– said to have a difficult relationship
with her father – decides against it.
‘It is probably too late to change it at
this stage,’ Ms Holder said.
‘Perhaps the only one who can really
put her foot down is Meghan. She
might say, “that’s enough now”. But
how are they going to control other
members of her fractured family?
‘It may be that he’s made some
money out of this, but that temptation
will always be there.’
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WHAT A PANTOMIME
SuRie’s Eurovision stage invader ‘is a serial offender activist’
Race row: Barzilai with trophy GETTY
Twitter fury as
Israeli winner
turns Japanese
In custody: The suspect is driven away by police in Lisbon on Saturday REX
A STAGE invader who scuppered the
hopes of Britain’s Eurovision entrant
SuRie is believed to be repeat offender
Dr ACactivism.
The protester was detained by police
after he snatched the singer’s microphone from her and ranted about the
‘Nazis of the UK media’.
The stunt resulted in SuRie being
mocked for miming as her vocals
could still be heard when the mic was
out of her hand.
The 29-year-old finished third from
last on 48 points in the latest dismal
result for the UK.
But she won sympathy from BBC
TV commentator Graham Norton, who
said she ‘must have been terrified’.
Aussie commentator Joel Creasey
turned the airwaves blue by calling the
protester ‘some absolute c***head’.
Dr ACactivism, whose real first
name is Konstantin, styles himself as a
by ANDREI HARMSWORTH
‘philosopher, activist, DJ/MC and an
author of seven eBooks’.
Dermot O’Leary bundled him off the
stage during the National Television
Awards this year after he interrupted a
tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth.
Presenter Emma Willis also tackled
him during The Voice final when he
made it on stage. He later accused her
of treating him like a criminal.
SuRie, real name Susanna Marie
Cork, refused the chance to perform
again in Lisbon on Saturday. She
tweeted: ‘I’ve always said anything
can happen at Eurovision.’
The Essex-born performer revealed
before the show that four elite guards –
‘military guys from the SAS’ – were by
her side in Portugal. She was advised to
take precautions because ‘for some
countries the threat level is higher’.
ISRAELI Eurovision winner Netta
Barzilai has been accused of
‘cultural appropriation’, with
viewers blasting her for wearing a
Japanese kimono.
Fans claimed the singing contest
was ‘going backwards’ after the
25-year-old singer donned the pink
outfit with geisha-style hair for her
performance of Toy.
Barzilai, whose performance
included a chicken dance and
clucking sounds, said she was
embracing body confidence and
supporting the #MeToo movement.
But one viewer tweeted: ‘So how
come no one’s calling Israel out on
their cultural appropriation?’
Another commented: ‘Yeah
okay Israel your song is catchy
but what is up with the cultural
appropriation that nobody seems
to be talking about?’
Barzilai held on in a nail-biting
finish to beat Cyprus’s Eleni
Foureira with 529 points.
Oblivious to the Twitter storm,
Israel’s fourth winner in 63 years
said: ‘Thank you so much. Thank
you for supporting diversity.’
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Bundled: Dermot O’Leary confronts Dr ACactivism at the National Television Awards
Gate-crasher: The protester grabs SuRie’s mic during Eurovision JOSE SENA GOULAO/EPA
Messed-up Melrose the perfect place for Benedict’s talents
I
t’s clear from the start that
Patrick Melrose, titular
character of this drug-addled
slice of 1980s upper class life,
is a superannuated pain in the
arse. That he’s also a highly
watchable, wittily amusing and
fitfully charming pain in the arse is
down to a performance bursting
with star-power charisma from
Benedict Cumberbatch.
Messed-up posh boy Melrose,
damaged by cold and distant
parenting and floating through
adult life in a haze of heroin and
speed, is a part tailor-made for
Cumberbatch’s capacity for
sardonic English eccentricity.
Imagine Sherlock’s way with a
well-turned phrase rebooted into a
carnival of self-loathing and you’re
somewhere near Patrick Melrose’s
REVIEW
Patrick Melrose
Sky Atlantic
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by KEITH WATSON
twisted universe. In short, this boy
is a piece of work.
Based on Edward St Aubyn’s
series of autobiographical novels,
as a TV show this is really a
showcase for a bravura acting turn
from its star player.
Cumberbatch gives the selfabsorbed Patrick, a riot club of bad
behaviour and recklessness, just
enough charm to keep you caring.
It’s a performance that threatens
to topple over the top at any
moment, but the 41-year-old
brilliantly keeps the crazy plates
spinning. He’s helped by fizzingly
daft dialogue – asked if he’d care
for a dessert, Patrick replies: ‘How
do you care for a dessert? Feed it?
Send it on holiday?’
With a stylised reality that
echoes The Grand Budapest Hotel,
the show presents Patrick as proof
of that favourite adage about your
parents f***ing you up.
Cumberbatch is so alarmingly
convincing in a wide range of
drug-bonkers states – mind or
body in meltdown, sometimes the
two together – that you find
yourself hoping against hope that
he’s not method acting.
The biq question is whether five
episodes in Patrick’s demanding
company will prove too exhausting
to take. But there’s no doubt he
starts on a high.
Making a splash: Benedict Cumberbatch plays a messed-up posh boy SKY UK
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Brit reality TV star found dead
at the foot of jungle waterfall
Safe: Bethan Davies and Robert Jesty were released by their captors yesterday
Kidnappers
free tourists
captured on
wildlife trek
by PETER ALLEN
TWO British tourists kidnapped in the
Democratic Republic of Congo have
been freed by their captors.
Bethan Davies and Robert Jesty were
abducted on Friday in Virunga National
Park, home to mountain gorillas.
During the kidnapping, 25-year-old
park ranger Rachel Baraka, an ‘ecoguard’ for the group, was shot dead and
their driver injured. She was the first
female ranger to die in the park, which
has now seen 175 killed by the militias.
Announcing the pair’s release, foreign
secretary Boris Johnson said yesterday:
‘I pay tribute to the DRC authorities and
the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation for their tireless help during
this terrible case.
‘My thoughts are now with the family
of Virunga Park ranger Rachel Makissa
Baraka who was killed during the kidnapping, and with the injured driver and
the released British nationals as they
recover from this traumatic incident.’
Fellow park rangers said she was ‘a
devoted conservationist who died in the
line of duty’. One added: ‘Her only
thought would have been the safety and
Devoted to job: Rachel Baraka
security of visitors.’ Last month, five
young rangers and a driver were killed
in a militia ambush at the park famed for
its gorilla sanctuary.
The Mai-Mai have been robbing tourists, while concentrating on western
visitors because of the high ransom
demands they can potentially make.
Soldiers at an Army base a few hundred yards from where the latest kidnapping took place were criticised for their
slow response.
Armed escort: Tourists are led through the park by ‘ecoguards’ BELLA FALK/CATERS
BRITISH reality TV star Joe Tilley
has been found dead at a waterfall
in Colombia.
Writing on Tilley’s missing person
Facebook page, relatives revealed
his body was discovered on
Saturday at the Fin Del Mundo
tourist attraction near Mocoa.
‘We have confirmed that Joe has
found a resting place in the jungle,’
it stated. ‘The search team have
suggested he fell.’
Mr Tilley, 24, had starred in the
documentary Jungletown, which
followed young people attempting to
build ‘the world’s most sustainable
modern town’ in the Panama
jungle. The seasoned traveller, who
had been in regular contact with his
family in Leicestershire, was last
seen at the waterfall on May 5.
His dad, Ian Hussey, and stepdad
Brad Cooke had flown to Colombia
to search for him.
Yesterday, as his family launched
a gofundme page to raise £4,500 to
bring his body home and for his
funeral, fans paid tribute.
Darren Lake posted: ‘Absolutely
devastated to hear this awful tragic
news, RIP Joe.’
And Aury Helena Naranjo posted:
‘I will always remember you so full
of joy and life, Joe. RIP.’
Traveller: Joe Tilley CATERS
Monday, May 14, 2018 METRO 13
Notorious
serial killer
Nilsen dies
behind bars
Notorious:
Dennis Nilsen
(wearing
glasses)
pictured
here in 1983,
has died in
prison GETTY
DENNIS NILSEN, one of Britain’s
most notorious serial killers, has died in
prison aged 72.
The former civil servant, who killed and
dismembered his victims – most of them
homeless gay men – died on Saturday.
He had confessed to murdering 15
young men and boys over five years.
After luring his victims to their death,
Nilsen would often sit with their corpses
for days before dismembering them.
He was caught by chance when a drain
outside his home in Cranley Gardens,
Muswell Hill, north London, became
blocked by human remains he had tried
to flush down the toilet.
He was jailed for life with a recommendation he serve a minimum of 25
years in 1983, after being convicted of
six counts of murder and two of
attempted murder. The sentence was
later upgraded to a whole-life tariff.
Nilsen, a former police officer and
Army cook, had served 34 years of that
sentence when he died at HMP Full
Sutton, Yorkshire, at the weekend. It is
believed he died from natural causes.
The Prison Service spokesman said:
‘Dennis Andrew Nilsen, date of birth
November 23 1945, died in custody at
HMP Full Sutton on Saturday, May 12.
‘As with all deaths in custody, there
will be an independent investigation by
by JACK HARDY
the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.’
Nilsen is the second most prolific serial
killer in UK history, behind doctor Harold
Shipman, who, despite being convicted
of 15 murders, an official inquiry later
found had killed up to 260 people.
The Scottish predator began his killings in 1978. He would often befriend
victims in pubs and bars, and offer to
entertain them at his flat.
Once there, many were strangled,
leaving him free to defile their remains.
An interview aired in 1993 saw bespectacled Nilsen describe how he enjoyed
caring for the bodies, dressing and
undressing them.
He also recounted in horrific detail
how he cut his victims up.
While he managed to flush some body
parts away, others were stored under his
floorboards and in cupboards for many
months, meaning detectives were greeted
with the stench of decay when they first
searched his flat.
He told the interviewer: ‘The bodies
are all gone. There is nothing left. But I
still feel a spiritual communion with
these people.’
His old home has been on the market
several times since details of the killings
came to light. It is still occupied today.
1 in 4 parents ‘put their child’s teeth at risk’
MANY parents could be putting their child’s health at risk by not
knowing the facts about tooth decay, a study finds. One in four does not
think it matters if baby teeth develop cavities, while a third wait until all
the milk teeth are in before taking them to the dentist. Baby teeth ‘are
essential for speech, the structure of the face and holding space for
adult teeth’, said Nyree Whitely, of mydentist, ahead of Smile Month.
Cracking result as chipped
vase urns its owner £87k
put it in an online sale by Eastbourne
A FLORAL vase hidden from
Auctions, East Sussex. Frenzied
view because its owner was too
bidding saw it eventually snapped up
embarrassed to have it on show
by a Germany-based Chinese buyer –
in the house has sold at auction
far eclipsing its £90 to £120 estimate.
for £87,000.
The 12in vase – made for a Chinese
Anne Beck, 83, kept the family
emperor in the 18th century – would
antique (pictured) in her garage
have been worth up to £500million
for a decade until she decided to
undamaged, according to experts.
take it to a charity shop.
Mrs Beck, of Eastbourne,
On the way she called
said: ‘I thought even a
in to an auctioneer’s
charity shop may not take it
valuation day and
because it was so badly
mentioned the
damaged. I’m still in a bit
cracked oriental
of a daze.’ The widow
vase in her car.
intends to treat her
Despite its
Amazed:
Anne
Beck
family and give some of
appearance, an expert
hugs auctioneer BNPS
the cash to charity.
persuaded Mrs Beck to
14 METRO Monday, May 14, 2018
Mustn’t mumble! Proud dad John
describes his ‘gay clubbing’ past
JOHN BISHOP revealed how he used to
enjoy going to gay clubs with his wife
before making a touching speech about his
gay son at the awards.
The Liverpudlian comic told GP: ‘My wife
used to work in the airlines so she had a lot of
gay friends. When we started going to the
gay scene in Manchester with friends, it was a
very isolated thing. Now I don’t think anyone
bats an eyelid. Society has reformed but
there is still a lot to do.’
His wife Melanie, and sons Joe, Luke and
Daniel were there to see him pick up the
Celebrity Ally award.
Bishop, 51, joked: ‘One of my sons has a
tattoo on his ankle that was meant to be
Africa but looks like Australia, one of my sons
mumbles and one of my sons is a gay man. I’ll
A N D R E I H A R M S W O RT H ’ S
Counting his blessings:
Bishop with his family
at the awards REX
e ones , ere s een oa s o n g s w en m
and my wife have sat up and worried and
worried and worried. What are we going to do if
he doesn’t stop mumbling?’
Tearful Sandi recalls death threats escape
BAKE OFF host Sandi Toksvig broke
down in tears as she described how
death threats led to her and her kids
fleeing their home in the dead of night.
Sandi, who came out in 1994 and
married Debbie 20 years later, was picking
up a lifetime achievement award at the
event. ‘We had many death threats,’ said
the 60-year-old. ‘I remember one
night having to carry the children
through the dark across the back
of the house to a waiting car to
take them into safety.’
Sue Perkins, 48, whose GBBO role
Sandi landed on Channel 4, was also
there, winning the broadcast gong.
Simply the Jess: Jess
Glynne, who won the
music gong, Strictly’s
Shirley Ballas and
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Laverne Cox
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with Tom Stichbury
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@Metro_Showbiz
Mel B: I Wannabe
honest about love
Scary spent five years with a secret girlfriend
M
EL B says she can’t
help who she falls
for after explaining
it didn’t even cross
her mind to tell
fans she spiced up the bedroom
with a girlfriend.
Scary Spice, who is in the middle
of a bitter divorce battle from
husband Stephen Belafonte,
exclusively told Guilty Pleasures
why it was ‘not really’ a big
deal to go public about her
secret girlfriend.
‘I was dating a girl for five years
and, if you fall in love, you fall in
love, I did,’ she said.
‘I was born very honest.
Whatever I feel, whatever I
think, as long as I’m not
hurting anyone else,
I’m just going to
carry on and have
fun.’ Mel, 42, was
speaking before
taking on her
hosting duties at
the NatWest British
LGBT Awards in
London on Friday.
Supported by her
19-year-old minime daughter
Phoenix at the
Marriott Hotel bash
in Grosvenor
Square, the I Want
You Back singer
Spices – as well as hinting that they
also revealed she would be up for
would be singing at Prince Harry’s
going solo again as the Spice Girls
wedding on Saturday – she now
dither on what their comeback will
admits there’s a bit of a stalemate
actually entail.
over ideas they’ll all agree on.
‘I’d love to do more solo stuff,’
‘We haven’t figured it out yet,’
she added. ‘It’s not
said Mel. ‘All five of us signed to
something I am
Simon Fuller a couple of months
planning on
ago. We are working on a master
imminently but
plan, so once we’ve all decided…
definitely in the
‘The good thing is that all five of
future I will try
us are back together. That’s the most
and squeeze
important thing. As in details…
that out.’
that’s being sorted out as we speak.
After being
We’ll see. I’m not going to say this,
slapped down by
Victoria Beckham, this and this.
‘I love my girls, I love
44, after Scary
performing, I love touring the
teased new music
world, doing interviews and just
and a tour
being creative and writing music,
from
so we’ll see.’
the
We Hef to look again at men’s
oles, admits the Playboy heir
is on misogyny, Cooper told
PLAYBOY magazine is
how his dad was one of the first
re-evaluating its
to stand up for the gay
efinition of masculinity in the
community.
ake of #MeToo, revealed
‘His point of view and the
ugh Hefner’s son.
u
Playboy philosophy was
Speaking exclusively with
S
very much we wanted to
GP at the LGBT bash, 26make sure everyone could
year-old Cooper Hefner
celebrate sexuality with
explained why the veteran
equal freedom,’ he added.
lads’ mag is taking a look at
‘And that fight
its role in society.
wasn’t separated to
Creative director
be won by one
Cooper, whose father
group of people, it
died last year at 91,
was inclusive of the
said of #MeToo: ‘It’s
LGBT community.’
really about helping
Cooper also
facilitate a
hinted at plans for
conversation about
gay version of
a
how to healthily
Playboy, saying:
define masculinity
‘Possibly, if there
and celebrate
was enough of an
sexuality and the
The big issue:
interest, it would
freedom of
Cooper, and with be something we
individuals’ choices.’
While the spotlight
dad Hugh GETTY entertain.’
Of course I call my mum
first ... I’m Only Human!
HE MIGHT be breaking records in the
charts but Calum Scott reckons he’s a
long way off from believing his stardom.
He slinks off to call his parents
whenever success leaves him
dumbfounded. Calum, 29, called his
mum after scooping our Guilty
Pleasures award – he bagged it for the
way he shared his coming-out
experience before Only Human became
the year’s best-selling British debut
album. He said: ‘My mum is going to freak
out. This is my first award.’
Childish behaviour is a symbol
for our changing times, says Bev
Baby Spice: Mel B
and her mini-me
daughter Phoenix at
the awards RETNA/GETTY
CHILDISH
GAMBINO is
throwing a spotlight
on a ‘level playing
field’ for black
artists, says
Beverley Knight.
The former
Bodyguard stage
star cited
Gambino’s
controversial video This Is
America as a fresh
example of changing
times. ‘Childish
Gambino right now...
my God,’ Beverley, 45,
told GP. ‘It’s incredible,
Coming of age:
I’ve watched the video
Beverley is a fan of again and again. Every
Childish Gambino time there is some new
symbolism, it’s brilliant.’
GETTY
16 METRO Monday, May 14, 2018
GOOD DEED FEED
THANKS to the lady on the
Victoria to Sutton train on
Tuesday night who asked the
gents to turn off their loud
YouTube videos. Magnificently
Frank, Sutton
handled.
MANY thanks to the person
who posted a card I dropped in
Sainsbury’s car park at
Meadowbank. Arrived on time!
Jackie, Edinburgh
THANK you to the driver of the
No.108 to Stratford
International on Monday May 7
at 6.20pm, I retrieved my
planted pot. You are a real star
for the trouble you took to
trace it.
Jackie, Blackheath
THANK you to the Good
Samaritan who handed my
laptop bag to the guard on the
6.24pm from Waterloo to
Anon
Dorking last Tuesday.
THANK you to the driver on the
Lothian No.4 bus on Sunday
who looked after my phone
that I left on the bus. Reunited
today, saving me a lot of
Erick, Edinburgh
hassle.
THANK you to the kind
roadsweeper who found my
stolen handbag and handed it
in to Baker Street station on
April 7. Ellinor, Swiss Cottage
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n I hope the scum who killed
that cat in Plymouth for a
laugh (Metro, Fri) get caught
and get the same treatment!
Graham, Essex
n For Emily Thornberry
n DW from Glasgow, who
complained of cyclists on
pavements (MetroTalk, Fri), a
car is more likely to kill a bike
rider than a cyclist or a
pedestrian. Improve roads
before cyclists have to risk
their lives. Jessica, Beckenham
n Has Ralph Porciani, the boss
(shadow foreign secretary)
whingeing on about the Little
Miss books (Metro, Thur), three
words: Get A Life. Gam, London
of the Trump Turnberry, not
considered using Vanish stain
remover on his Irn-Bru marks
rather than offending a large
number of Scots by banning
the local tipple?
DL Borrell, Ashton Under Lyne
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Blair should have
made the apology
Renditions were part of ex-PM’s ‘deal in desert’
n I am delighted that both Abdel
Hakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima
Boudchar have received an apology
and that Ms Boudchar has accepted
compensation for Britain’s
involvement in their rendition (Metro,
Fri). However, the apology should
have come from Tony Blair and not
Theresa May. It was all part Mr
Blair’s ‘deal in the desert’ with
Colonel Gaddafi in 2004. The
compensation should have been
deducted from the millions Mr Blair
has made by peddling his influence as
a former prime minister.
And every Labour member, every
Labour voter who put Mr Blair in
for rendition to Libya only to be
tortured by the regime. Common
sense tells you that Mr Straw would
not have made that decision on his
own and would have got permission
from his superior – and we all know
who that was. Jim Munro, Edinburgh
Pals: Tony Blair with Colonel Gaddafi
power, must share some of the shame
that he himself never ever feels.
Matthew Spencer, Biggleswade
n Shame on former foreign secretary
Jack Straw for giving the nod to
‘capture’ of Mr Belhaj and his wife
n Perhaps Labour was quiet when the
government apologised in parliament.
One person who could have spoken
up was shadow foreign secretary
Emily Thornberry, who could have
stated that the current leadership
would highly unlikely be complicit in
such grave human rights abuses.
Brendan O’Brien, London
Monday, May 14, 2018 METRO 17
RUSH-HOU R C RU SH
LOVE is all around us, as shown by the messages left by our commuter cupids. Are
they talking about you? Don’t forget to tell us if you get together!
THE tall guy in a V-neck
burgundy jumper on
Wednesday at 7pm at King’s
Cross St Pancras, you caught
my eye in the crowds.
Petite Brunette In Pink
Dress, London
TO the 6ft 8in builder with
dangerously blue eyes, a gold
tooth and cross tattoo on his
face who boards the 5pm
District line from Sloane
Square to Victoria everyday.
Drink? Long-Haired Beauty,
London
TO the slim lady with curly
blonde hair and blue eyes on
the 5.56pm from Cambridge
to King’s Cross who may have
Be humble: Camilla Versteegh
at the appeal court, where her
demand for an extra £25million
from her husband Gerard was
thrown out CHAMPION NEWS
GREED OF TYCOON’S EX ASKING FOR MORE
n Camilla Versteegh got a
£90million settlement and she
wants £25million more (Metro, Fri)?
This woman is too greedy! Her
property tycoon husband worked
all his life for his money and she
wants more? Where is the justice
Ahmed, London
in this world?
n Mrs Versteegh has more money
than she knows what to do with
and she’s very lucky. Walk away
Anon
and be humble.
n The lawyers always win in
divorce cases.
John Mould, Leicestershire
got off at Letchworth. I was
struck dumb by your eyes
Young-Looking Guy In
Green, Cambridge
TO the Swede living in London
with the American(ish) accent.
You asked for directions to
Southsea beach on the train –
then we bumped into each
other again at the beach. Did
we have a connection?
Blonde Lady With Kiddies
TUESDAY at midnight on the
No.349 to Stamford Hill. You,
gorgeous lady with black hair,
got on at White Hart Lane,
chatting to a female pal. You
said hello to me and bye as
I hopped off at Bruce Grove.
Would like to hear your tender
voice again.
Guy With Blue Laundry Bag
TO the 5ft 4in blonde (Crush,
May 4), there’s been no sign
of you. See me Friday and
we’ll make a weekend of it.
Curious Train Guy
BRUNETTE with fast-beating
heart (Crush Tue), coffee
sounds like a great idea! 5pm,
this Friday, Starbucks in
Ravishing
Marylebone?
Blonde (Denise, Birmingham)
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Brum ought to give Bunnymen night off
n Shame on the Birmingham
fans for insisting Liverpool
supporters Echo And The
Bunnymen play on the night of
the Champions League final
(Metro, Fri). As Bill Shankly
memorably said: ‘Football is not
a matter of life and death – it’s
much more important than that!’
Let them watch the match!
Colin, Newcastle
n As a fan of the Bunnymen for
the past 37 years and having
seen them live on numerous
occasions, I know how important
Liverpool Football Club is to
them. Let them have the night off
and don’t be so snowflake about
it. True fans of the Bunnymen
Anon
would understand.
n It’s their band and they have
the right to postpone and do
another some other time.
M, Islington
n Echo And The Bunnymen are a
top Eighties band but whenever
I saw them live they always came
on really late. Couldn’t they just
watch the game and then go on?
Spare us The Cutter, Ian.
Dec, Essex
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18 METRO Monday, May 14, 2018
Will you be watching the
wedding on Saturday?
No. I’m on a holiday on a small
boat and there won’t be a signal
but I’m sure it will be a rather
grand spectacle.
Will you be
theming your
recipe programmes
around Harry and
Meghan?
We’ve done two series
before looking at royal
.Two left feet: Ed. food down the ages and
Balls on Strictly. their banquets. This is
SECONDSwith
MICHAEL BUERK
The veteran broadcaster,
72, talks royal weddings,
Harry’s eating habits and
why he won’t be doing
an Ed Balls on Strictly
focused on weddings that have been
hugely celebrated. It’s sharing nifty
secrets and showing the flair of
flavour. We have been speculating
what food might be at their wedding.
I think there is either going to be a
nod towards her American heritage
or Canada, as she has worked a
lot there. I think she would eat
something healthy.
Do you think the younger
royals have helped modernise
the family?
They are very popular. Most people are
warmly disposed towards the royal
family. The younger royals certainly
seem to be very jolly people.
Has this series inspired you to
go into the kitchen?
I’m a useless cook! It’s a bit late in the
day for me now. I did MasterChef, which
was a horrible experience, but to see
really good chefs close up is fantastic.
Is there one dish that stands out
for you?
A roast chicken dish stood out for me.
Why was it so nice? It was the wonderful
stuff the chefs, Anna [Haugh] and Paul
[Ainsworth], managed to put under the
chicken’s skin. One of the great
fascinations for me is how much the
previous generations ate. I keep asking:
‘How could they eat all that stuff?!’
I’ve obviously been
ignored and I’ve not
been on the royal guest
list. And where’s the
knighthood?!
Do you think Prince Harry and
Meghan will be tucking into a
huge meal, then?
Somehow I doubt it! I’ve no idea what
Harry is like but he looks like a bloke
who could scoff a bit given the chance.
I don’t think she is. I think she’d eat
something healthy. We have been
speculating on what they might serve up.
Have you ever met William or
Harry?
I’ve not actually covered that many
royal events but I was outside St Mary’s
for William’s birth. I was doing a link to
the main evening news.
Haven’t you been
invited to some royal
media events, then?
No! I’ve obviously been
ignored and I’ve not been
on the guest list. And
where’s the knighthood?!
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You’re not famed for your
foodie knowledge. What
made you do a week-long
series of shows looking at
royal wedding recipes past
and present?
Well, it’s too good an opportunity to
miss when everyone is waiting to
see all the details of Harry and
Meghan’s! Everyone will be
watching and there is such intrigue.
And food, of course, is a big part of
the wedding.
What else are you up to?
I’ve just finished filming a Victorian
series and I’m doing a quiz for Channel
4. I’m about to do one of these things
where they come up with the same idea
and use different people – I’m boating
around Britain with John Sergeant!
And after tucking into grubs in
the jungle, aren’t you keen to
waltz on to Strictly?
No, I don’t think so. I’ve turned it down
on several occasions, much to my
wife’s displeasure. She thinks it’d be
great because I’m as good at dancing as
I am at cooking. I think my only option
would be to play up the duffer but I
think John Sergeant, Ann Widdecombe
and Ed Balls have already done
it so well.
You sound like you’re
having fun anyway…
There is a lot on. I think
TV controllers have
cottoned on to the fact that
the average age of people
watching TV is older than
they imagined.
.Royal wedding:.
.Harry and Meghan.
Do you tuck into the
dishes made on the show?
I am greedy by nature. I find it rather
Is that why you’re so busy?
amusing, doing this series. I have spent a It could be! All those shuffling
lifetime of doing serious journalism and geriatrics need to watch more shuffling
now people are coming up and going:
geriatrics amongst the Adonises and
‘There’s that bloke from the cookery
beauties! CHRISTINE SMITH
programme.’ It’s even more ironic given
the fact I’m a useless cook – when I give
Royal Recipes: Wedding Special
it a go, there’s clumsiness involved.
starts on BBC1 today at 3.45pm
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Sweet revenge for
Rita, shame about
the shabby staging
R
ITA ORA will have some
choice words for Jay-Z on
her new album when it’s
finally released after
a long and bitter
contractual dispute with
his Roc Nation label, and
she doesn’t want him to
miss them.
The lyrics to what will
form the opening track
Soul Survivor – a song about
‘somebody I went into
business with and it made me
really sad’, the British-Albanian
pop star explained – were
splashed on a big screen as she
sang them. ‘Damn frustrating
that you think I could never
make it,’ went one line. ‘Did you
think you would see me ruin,
after all the s*** that I’ve been
through?’ ran another. In the
chorus she declared: ‘I started
with nothing I got nothing to lose.’
When Girls, featuring Cardi B,
Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX,
inevitably lands high in the charts
this Friday, it’ll become Ora’s 13th
top ten single, setting a new
record for a British female solo
artist. Yet she attacked the
opening show of her first tour in
four years with the
breathlessness of a
performer who still thinks
she has a lot to prove.
Your Song, Poison, I Will
REVIEW
Chuck out the
checks: Rita
Ora could be
savvier with
her staging
ROBERTO RICCIUTI
Rita Ora
O2 Academy, Glasgow
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by MALCOLM JACK
Never Let You Down and How We Do
(Party) all featured in an energetic
first 15 minutes. Hits were never in
short supply but some of the staging
didn’t feel like the stuff of a star
going to the next level.
The explosion-at-a-Scottishwedding multi-tartan overcoat Ora
wore for the first few songs seemed
a questionable wardrobe choice. Her
writhing on some steps routine
during RIP was sub-James Bond
movie title credits stuff, while the
breakdancing during Black Widow
was just a bit rubbish. Getting
young female fans up to dance
and shunt bums with her during
‘bisexual anthem’ Girls did
nothing to deflect from the
tone deafness of a song
which seems to reduce
queerness to
titillation.
Ora rarely
turns out a
pop dud but
she can be a
much savvier live performer if
she wants to properly show Jay
what he’s missing.
Cop kicked out of
force for drunken
groping at party
A POLICE officer who groped half
a dozen women while on a Christmas party bender has been booted
out of the force.
Sutton PC Michael Bouwers, 30,
was in a ‘drunken and excitable
state’ and repeatedly smacked,
grabbed or pinched womens’ bottoms or stroked their stomachs at
the December 2016 event, a police
misconduct hearing was told.
The father-of-three had been
drinking for six hours when he
molested the strangers – including
primary school staff – at a colleague’s leaving do. The event was
being held at the Grange Bar and
did not attend the misconduct hearing, where Asst Comm Helen Ball
Restaurant in Wallington, Surrey, ruled his behaviour amounted to
alongside a number of other Christ- gross misconduct.
She said: ‘It was deeply discreditmas parties.
Nine complaints were made that able and has damaged the reputation
evening, seven alleging they had of the Metropolitan Police Service.’
PC Samantha Sheppard told
been sexually touched while two
the hearing Bouwers had
said the Metropolitan policeblamed ‘a lack of food, work
man’s ‘irritating’ behaviour
stress and an unfortunate row
left them ‘uncomfortable’.
with his wife on the same
Bouwers, from Sutton,
evening’ for his behaviour, but
admitted six sexual assaults
said ‘none of these justify
and was sentenced to a 12the actions on the
month community order
females
that
at Kingston crown
Bender: Michael Bouwers SWNS
night’.
court in January. He
by ADELA WHITTINGHAM
Out-of-hours emails leave us super stressed
THE majority of workers are
victims of the ‘always on’
culture, constantly checking
emails and taking phone calls in
their free time.
Nearly three-quarters now
deal with queries in the evening
and at weekends, a poll by jobs
site CV-Library found. Many
said that constantly dealing with
work issues led to stress, affected
their sleep and resulted in less
time for hobbies or families. Lee
Biggins of CV-Library said: ‘If
you are guilty of putting in extra
hours, it could be time to take a
step back and reflect on how you
can make some positive changes.’
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A fine bromance: Clarke (left) and Walters play cops Bishop and Pike with ex-EastEnder Lindsey Coulson as their boss
Noel Clarke makes
no bones about the
fact that he and
Ashley Walters are
bucking trends
in their new
TV show,
Bulletproof.
By Keith
Watson
S
OMETIMES
journalists
have to ask
awkward
questions.
So I’m fretting
about blowing my
colourblind credentials
when I ask Noel Clarke how
important it is that it’s two
black guys fronting his new
cop caper Bulletproof. We
are, after all, meant to have
evolved beyond all that.
‘No, I think you should
bring that up,’ Clarke declares
emphatically. ‘I think it’s great –
and shameful that we’re the first
black guys to play a cop duo on
British TV. We’re the first show to
do it, so other people can aspire
to that. We should celebrate that.’
The other half of the ‘we’ is
Ashley Walters. The Top Boy star
has been best mates with Clarke
for a long time and the pair have
been angling to turn their partnersin-crime friendship into a partnersin-crime-cracking bromance for
more than a decade.
‘When we first came up with the
idea, Ashley was in So Solid Crew.
He was a rapper, with a reputation
for being a bad boy,’ says Clarke,
42. ‘So he was always going to be
the cop who was stable and
reliable. In my early career I was
essentially seen as Mr Nice Guy,
the goody two shoes, so I was
always going to play the loose
cannon. The idea was that we’d
play the exact opposite of the way
we were perceived.’
He says that because it’s taken
so long for them to bring their
Bulletproof dream to fruition,
those perception lines have
become a little blurred. Clarke has
moved on from his Auf
Wiedersehen, Pet/Doctor Who
roles to become the acclaimed
writer/director behind the Kid/
Adult/Brotherhood trilogy,
while Walters, now 35, has left
his Asher D rap roots behind to
become one of TV’s most
versatile talents, popping up in
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everything from The Musketeers
to Silent Witness. Still, there’s a
sense they are playing against type
in Bulletproof.
And the show itself is swimming
against the tide. In an era when new
UK cop shows have gone over to the
dark side, with detectives having
tortured back-stories, Bulletproof
is a throwback to a different
style. Lead characters Bishop
(Clarke) and Pike (Walters) have
their issues but, essentially,
they’re relatable jack-the-lads.
To bring Bulletproof to the
screen, Clarke and Walters
teamed up with The Football
Factory director Nick Love.
‘The original idea came from
our personalities, our banter,’
says Clarke. ‘Then Nick came
on board and sharpened the
story. But Bulletproof is a
conscious attempt to make a
show about entertainment.
I grew up on US shows like
Starsky & Hutch and that’s what
we want it to be like.’
Bishop and Pike don’t sport
Starsky & Hutch’s killer knitwear
(bit of a missed opportunity there)
but there is plenty of car-chase
action and sharp dialogue.
‘I’ve always loved the Quentin
Tarantino and Kevin Smith kind of
style, where the drama is undercut with
moments of humour,’ says Clarke.
‘We haven’t seen anything like this
on British TV for long time – there was
Bodie and Doyle or Dempsey And
Makepeace. But that was a long time
ago. And it’s important that we don’t
ignore the fact that it’s two black actors
in the lead roles. You could make
Bulletproof with two white guys but it
wouldn’t be this show. We want to
celebrate the swagger, the different
way we do things.’
Given the nature of their
relationship, was there a danger it
could all get a little in-jokey? ‘Yes,
we were really aware of that. It
was important that people would
get the humour and I think we’ve
managed to pull that off.’
There was room for one or two
self-indulgences though. ‘There’s
a scene where we’re running into
some woods and my character
goes: “Oh no, there’s a black
guy in the woods!” In the
movies, if a black guy goes
into the woods, he never
comes out again!’
Spoiler alert on that one then:
it’s only episode two so you’ll
be relieved that, for once, a
black guy does make it out of
the woods. Bulletproof is
bucking all kinds of trends.
Bulletproof starts on Sky 1
tomorrow at 9pm
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Close-knit: Clarke and Walters wanted to entertain like 1970s US crime caper Starsky & Hutch – albeit without the knitwear
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Got an angle grinder? Fray
Bentos acts over tough tins
FRAY BENTOS is to redesign its
classic pie tins after more than
half a century – because young
people cannot open them.
YouTube videos show frustrated
pie fans resorting to hammers,
screwdrivers and chisels to get
into the tins. They say the metal is
too thick for normal can openers,
which only scrape the surface.
YouTuber Bill Kidgell,
who used a screwdriver
and hammer, joked:
‘It’s quite easy when
you know how. Just
keep your fingers out
of the way.’ Dean
Elmes joked: ‘Get an
angle grinder.’ And student
blogger Pembo362 posted a video
claiming: ‘It is official, after three
years of having this pie under my
bed it’s going in the bin.’
Pie lovers have long complained
that getting the lid off can be
tricky. Fray Bentos owner Baxters
said it is now putting the tin under
the design microscope to ‘improve
openability’. Meanwhile, on
its website, it
recommends a ‘robust
cut-from-the-top
opener’, suggesting one
costing £8.50, four times
the price of a steak and
kidney pie.
Rents fall in north,
but go up in south
AVERAGE rents in northern
England have fallen for the first
time in nearly four years.
In April, the cost of a new let
across the north-west, the
north-east and Yorkshire and
the Humber fell to £622 a
month – 0.3 per cent lower
than a year earlier, according
to the Hamptons International
Monthly Lettings Index.
Average new lets in London,
the south-east, the south-west
and the east rose 2.2 per cent
year-on-year to £1,372.
Hamptons said a stamp duty
hike for second home owners
in 2016 had hit stock supply in
the south but not in the north.
Chemical boss
tops UK rich
list, as Jamie’s
fortune dives
by TESS DE LA MARE
SUNDAY TIMES RICH LIST
THE TOP 10
A ‘PUBLICITY shy’ chemicals entre1 (last year: 18) Jim Ratcliffe:
preneur is now Britain’s richest person
(chemicals) £21.05billion (up £15.3bn)
after seeing his fortune grow £15.3billion
2 (1) Sri and Gopi Hinduja:
in a year, while those of retail boss Sir
(industry and finance) £20.64bn (up
Philip Green and TV chef Jamie Oliver
£4.44bn)
plummeted.
3 (2) Sir Len Blavatnik:
(investment, music and media)
Ineos boss Jim Ratcliffe, 65, jumped
£15.26bn (down £723m)
from 18th place last year to top the Sun4 (3) David and Simon Reuben:
day Times Rich List with £21.05billion.
(property and internet) £15.09bn (up
He emerged in pole position after addi£1.09bn)
tional details led to a ‘substantial revalu5 (4) Lakshmi Mittal and family:
ation’ of his assets.
(steel) £14.67bn (up £1.44bn)
Knocked down to second place were
6 (10) Charlene de Carvalhothe Hinduja brothers Sri and Gopi, who
Heineken and Michel de Carvalho:
own car maker Ashok Leyland and
(inheritance, brewing and banking)
IndusInd Bank. Their fortune has jumped
£11.1bn (up £1.8bn)
by £4.44billion to £20.64billion.
7 (8) Kirsten and Jorn Rausing:
(inheritance and investment)
This year is the 30th anniversary of the
£10.85bn (up £1.19bn)
Rich List, with the top 20 now worth a
8 (5) Alisher Usmanov:
combined £218.6billion – an increase of
(mining and investment) £10.56bn
£33.5billion in a year. Of the 1,000 peo(down £1.23bn)
ple on the list, 145 are billionaires.
9 (7) Guy, George and Galen Jr
Sir Philip Green’s fortune took a tumWeston and family:
ble after the collapse of BHS, which he
(retailing) £10.05bn (down £450m)
sold for £1. Falling sales at Topshop and
10 (9) The Duke of Westminster and
Miss Selfridge – along with his pledge
the Grosvenor family:
to give £363million to BHS’s £571mil(property) £9.96bn (up £444m)
lion pensions shortfall – saw his wealth
drop by £787million to £2billion.
in 2016. His wealth grew by £444milJamie Oliver dropped off the list
lion to £9.96billion.
completely after a rocky year
Robert Watts, who comfor his restaurants, which have
piled the list, said: ‘Aristodebts of more than
crats and inherited wealth
£70million.
have been elbowed out by
Aristocrat Hugh
an army of self-made
Grosvenor, 27, is still
entrepreneurs.
the UK’s young‘Today’s super rich
est billionaire
include people
after inheriting
who have set up
his fortune and
businesses
title – the 7th
Ups and downs: (l-r) Sir Philip
selling chocoduke of WestGreen, Ineos boss Jim Ratcliffe
late, sushi,
minster – folpet food and
lowing
his
and TV chef Jamie Oliver REX/AFP
eggs.’
father’s death
USINESS BITES
n CONSUMER spending on the
high street fell to its lowest level
since 2012 last year. Households
spent 5.4 per cent less year-onyear, the Visa UK Consumer
Spending Index said. Splurges on
household goods – down 6.1 per
cent – saw the biggest fall. Online
spending fell 0.1 per cent.
n THE brains behind mini golf
club Puttshack are set to
revamp several bingo halls in
London and other major UK
cities as a ‘massively enhanced
experience’. Adam Breeden, of
Social Entertainment Ventures,
said HiJingo! will be ‘like Who
Wants To Be A Millionaire, the X
Factor and a rock concert’.
n THE number of restaurants in
England has increased by almost
3,000 since 2009, despite recent
closures. Growth by high street
brands and an ‘explosion’ of
newcomers has taken the tally
from 22,230 to 25,070. Liam
Brooke, of Lendy, which carried
out the study, said: ‘Appetite for
new restaurant openings has
seemed insatiable. Now we are
seeing a period of adjustment.’
TOURIST RATES
Australia (A$)............................................................1.70
Canada (C$)...............................................................1.64
Euro (€)......................................................................1.08
New Zealand (N$).....................................................1.81
Poland (zloty)............................................................4.25
Singapore ($) ...........................................................1.68
South Africa (rand).................................................15.65
US ($)..........................................................................1.29
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TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR
Chic:
Arty: Tracey Davies takes in the city sights
RE-MARKLE-BLE
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TORONTO
The bohemian one-time home of a certain bride-to-be is now
reachable by a new flight route, says Tracey Davies
N
O, it can’t be, I think, catching sight
of a woman with dark, swishy hair
and a cream cashmere coat clutching
the arm of a tall redhead. I glance
back as the couple stroll through
Trinity Bellwoods Park and wonder, giddily, if
I’m in the presence of royalty.
I’m not, of course. However, this Saturday’s
nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
have brought a frisson of excitement to Toronto,
the former home of the Suits star. It may or may
not be the reason British Airways has just
launched a three-times-a-week route from
Gatwick to the Canadian city, joining our two
nations in matrimony. Once known as Hogtown
thanks to its meatpacking heritage, Toronto has
seen a renaissance in the past decade or so.
Home to 230 nationalities, it is one of the
world’s most multicultural cities and its clutch
of eclectic neighbourhoods make for a
bohemian vibe. Vogue has even named West
Queen West the second coolest neighbourhood
in the world, after Tokyo’s Shimokitazawa.
Located five blocks north of Union Station,
this two-kilometre stretch is still one of North
America’s coolest districts. From my base at
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Hotel X on the waterfront, which
opened in March, it’s an easy stroll to
Bathurst Street, where I hop on the
501 Queen streetcar to Trinity
Bellwoods Park.
A self-confessed fan of celebrity
haunts, I book a guided tour of
Toronto’s coolest district led by Tim
Benveniste, originally from Adelaide,
Australia, who now calls Hogtown
home (free but do tip, tourguys.ca).
‘This is where Meghan would walk
Guy and Bogart, her rescue dogs,’
reveals Tim as we stroll through Trinity
Bellwoods Park. He’s dignified in the
face of my glee as I explain to him that
we Brits have gone a bit Markle mad
in the run-up to the wedding.
Next up is Nadège (cakes from
£3.45, nadege-patisserie.com), a chic
French patisserie where Markle came
for her macarons. We then sweep
Pick and choose: The Canadian rapper Drake opened Pick 6ix in Toronto in March
down Queen Street West,,
following the rumble of
the red-and-white
streetcars, past hip
barber shops, designer
shoe emporiums and
canine boutiques like
Timmie Doggie
Outfitters, and even odd
shops that sell Spider-Maan
bongs or witches’ poison
n. We
stop outside Terroni (maiins from
£10.30, terroni.com), an unassuming
Italian restaurant where Markle would
apparently go bandy over the
peperoncini piccanti chilli sauce.
I’m reliably informed (by Tim and
Hello! magazine) that Markle lived at
10 Yarmouth Road in the Annex, a
trendy residential neighbourhood north
of WQW. Keen to get a glimpse of
her old manor, one night I dine out at
Kay Pacha (mains from £12.65,
kaypacha.ca), a new Peruvian
restaurant on St Clair Avenue West in
the Annex. Although my Twitter feed
informs me she’s in London, I still
keep my eyes peeled over pisco sours
and bowls of limey yellowfin ceviche –
you know, just in case.
Markle aside, Toronto is brimming
with homegrown talent, including
Canadian rapper Drake. In March, he
opened his latest foodie venture,
Pick 6ix (mains from £10.30,
pick6ixto.com) a beautiful teal-andgold sports bar-cum-sushi house on
Yonge Street.
Author and poet Margaret Atwood,
whose dystopian novel The Handmaid’s
Tale is now a popular TV drama, is
another Torontonian. Largely filmed in
the city, the drama returns for its
second series on Channel 4 on Sunday,
and features Ripley’s Aquarium
(£17.70, ripleyaquariums.com), City
Follow the Meghan
Thirsty work: Explore hip bars such as Cold Tea on a Drink Toronto walking tour
Hall and the Automotive Building in
its fictional Republic of Gilead.
Apart from stalking celebrity haunts,
there’s plenty to do in the city. The
brave can tiptoe around the outer deck
of the tallest building in the western
hemisphere, the 553m-high CN Tower,
on the Edge Walk (£128, cntower.ca),
a dizzying 116 storeys above ground.
A less vertiginous option is to take a
ferry to Toronto Islands (£4.50 return,
toronto.ca), the city’s rural escape
across the bay, to explore by bike
or kayak.
Alternatively, you could get to know
the city through its cocktails. Toronto’s
bar and dining scene is vast, so it’s
well worth booking a walking/drinking
tour by Erin and Dick, the founders of
Drink Toronto (£86, drinktoronto.ca),
who lead us through Ossington Village
and West Queen West.
‘Ossington Avenue was once the
meatpacking district and up until
SUMMER IN THE
GETTING
THERE
Returns from
Gatwick to Toronto
with British
Airways from
£476 return,
ba.com
Stay at Hotel X
from £162 a
night including
breakfast,
hotelxtoronto.com
Visit seetoronto
now.com
Drop in the ocean: Ripley’s Aquarium featured in TV drama The Handmaid’s Tale
Urban oasis: The Hotel X rooftop is perfect for relaxing
Manolo Blahnik:
The Art of Shoes
This beautiful retrospective of the
Spanish designer showcases more
than 200 styles representing his
dazzling five-decade career. It opens
on Wednesday at the Bata Shoe
Museum on Bloor Street West.
Until January 2019, free,
batashoemuseum.ca
Skyline view: Hotel X is located in downtown Toronto
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£25.99,
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shop.mango.com
Brixton straw visor £47.50, asos.com
Red straw fedora hat
£17, stories.com
trail in Canada
recently it was a sketchy kinda place,’
says Erin as we enter Böehmer
(cocktails £8, boehmer.ca), a decidedly
un-sketchy, ultra-stylish bar and
kitchen, for bang-on rosemary sours.
On my last night, another informant
(OK, a waiter) tells me about a bar in
the Kensington Market neighbourhood
that Markle allegedly frequented. Cold
Tea (cocktails £7.40), one of Toronto’s
many hidden speakeasies, is tucked
down a dark, narrow alley and
signalled only by a red light.
While there may be no Markle, this
buzzing urban bar is just the job for
a royal rendezvous.
C I T Y T O R O N T O A N D B E YO N D
Namaste Niagara
You can take your yogic trance to the
next level with a yoga session at
Niagara Falls, a 90-minute drive from
Toronto. Namaste Niagara hosts earlymorning yoga sessions at the famous
Horseshoe Falls followed by brunch at
Queenston Heights Restaurant.
Various dates throughout July and
August, price tba, niagaraparks.com
Vegandale Food
& Drink Festival
Toronto’s vegans unite at Fort York on
the waterfront. Founded by Vegandale,
a clutch of ethically minded bars,
restaurants and shops, the festival
celebrates all things vegan. Don’t miss
Doomie’s Mac Daddy burgers, faux Big
Macs that are better than the real thing.
August 11–12, £15, vegandalefest.com
Eugenia Kim’s Lettie grosgrain-trimmed striped straw boater
£220, net-a-porter.com
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go luxe in India and
get your Japanese fix
compiled by LISA SCOTT
Three-storey stop for
all things Japanese
Japanophiles can soon get their fix at
the new Japan House London, which
will open on June 22 in London’s
Kensington High Street. The threestorey cultural centre will showcase
Japanese art and innovation through
rotating exhibitions, a library, an
artisan shopping area and the Akira
restaurant. Its travel centre will also
offer practical holiday advice.
japanhouselondon.uk
Grand luxury in
Lithuanian capital
A former mansion said to
have been the grandest in the
Duchy of Lithuania has been
transformed into a chic 104room hotel. Hotel Pacai has
opened on a cobbled street
in the capital of Vilnius with
an old-world baroque design
and a cosy courtyard that will
host art events and dinners
throughout summer.
From £155 per night,
designhotels.com
Remote splendour at the top of the world
All the most modern
cons in southern India
Don’t fancy the Med crowds this summer?
Discover The World is inviting you to sleep in
revamped coal miners’ cabins under Norway’s
midnight sun instead. The polar specialist’s
new five-night Svalbard Summer Holiday to
the Arctic Ocean also includes fat biking
(right) around Longyearbyen, the world’s
northernmost town, and kayaking in
Adventfjord bay.
From £1,114, incl flights, discover-the-world.co.uk
The southern Indian city of Hyderabad
is keen to show it’s more than a tech
hub. Next month it welcomes the
modern ITC Kohenur hotel, which has
290 rooms, a grand ballroom, showers
infused with vitamin C to neutralise
chlorine, artisanal minibars, a rooftop
bar with views of Durgam Cheruvu lake
and ‘heart smart’ Swasthya cuisine. A
good thing too – Hyderabad is also the
home of the biryani.
From £120 per night, itchotels.in
IN IT, ON IT OR UNDER IT FIVE AQUATIC ADVENTURES TO DIP YOUR TOE INTO
Montenegro offers lakes, fjords, rivers
and the Adriatic coast. From next month,
SwimTrek will lead week-long trips
around its coves and caves that will
require three miles of swimming every
day. Spaces are filling, so be quick.
From £950, swimtrek.com
Malta’s Gozo island has warm waters
with underwater caves and tunnels.
Use the eight-sleeping Xaghra
Farmhouse as a base for kayaking and
diving excursions with local operators.
Available in September for £1,498
for seven nights, i-escape.com
The vast wilderness of Alaska is filled
with natural wonders, from tidewater
glaciers to mighty peaks. See it with
World Expeditions, which has launched
a new 11-day Great Alaska Adventure
that includes canoeing in Tangle Lakes.
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Escape
Travel | Culture | Adventure
ON MY E-READER MIKE GAYLE
Bookworm
by Lucy Mangan
Mike Gayle is the
best-selling author
of 12 novels,
including My
Legendary Girlfriend
and Mr Commitment.
His latest, The Man
I Think I Know, is
a comedy about
an unlikely male
friendship, and is
out now, published
by Hodder.
While this is
essentially a
memoir about
growing up
it’s also a
beautifully written love
letter to the books we
all read as children. As
someone who made a
weekly pilgrimage to
my local library to catch
up with the adventures
of Jennings, Just
William, Billy Bunter
and the new Betsy
Byars, this resonates
with me hugely.
Kismet
by Luke
Tredget
This is a
brilliant
critique of our
age in which an app has
replaced dating. Anna,
29, is wrestling with the
idea that there might
be a perfect match out
there and what it
means to settle for less.
The Hacking
Of The American
Mind
by Robert Lustig
This is about
the ways
corporate
America is
‘hacking’
our minds in order to
sell us stuff. Lustig,
a professor of
paediatrics, really
knows his onions
and yet manages
to make his point
without confusing the
layperson.
Greek myth retold
for the #MeToo era
Claire Allfree introduces this month’s Book Chat choice,
which fleshes out a woman from Homer’s epic Odyssey
Witch’s brew:
Circe had a small
role in The Odyssey –
here she takes
centre stage
ALAMY
M
sorcerer goddess Odysseus meets
ADELINE Miller’s
on an island during his long
first novel, The Song
Of Achilles, was an
journey back to Penelope after the
fall of Troy and who turns his men
international
into pigs.
bestseller. It retold a
Greek myth has been persistently
major section of Homer’s Iliad, the
retold and remixed by writers down
siege of Troy, from the point of
the centuries and in Circe, Miller
view of a minor character,
has seized on a female character
Patroclus, daring to suggest a
overshadowed by the abundance of
deeper, possibly homosexual
male characters who populate these
relationship between Patroclus and
classical epics (in Homer, Circe
Achilles, and won the Orange
is given just a few lines) and,
prize in 2012.
Now Miller is back with
in a modish feminist move,
given her her own voice
her second novel, Circe,
and her own story.
which once again zeroes
So, in a breezy,
in on a neglected
fluent, gorgeously
character from classical
written novel, we
mythology and places it
see how Circe,
centre stage. Circe, you
daughter of the sun
might remember
god Helios,
(or you might
suffers as a
not: it doesn’t
Troy
story:
Madeline
Miller
child for her
matter), is the
comparative lack of physical
presence and, after an act of
revenge against the more beautiful
Scylla, is banished to the island.
Historically Circe has been
regarded as something of a coldhearted bitch but Miller puts rich
flesh on her abused bones, creating
a complex and sympathetic portrait
of a woman capable of immense
empathy. Her writing is luscious
and succulent too, neatly
negotiating that tricky tightrope
between epic storytelling and
naturalistic detail.
Already Miller’s Circe has been
co-opted by the new feminist
feeling emerging in the wake of
Me Too as an example
of a woman ‘who will
not be shamed into
silence’. What do you
think? Read it and let
us know!
R EAD , WATC H , D I S C U S S
n Circe has often been
Our Metro Book Chat
denigrated throughout
social feeds have great
history as a witch. Why
interviews with the
are so many female
biggest authors and
characters in fiction
they’re also a place
depicted as evil?
to share your views
BOOK
on our monthly
n Homer’s Iliad is an
choices. With that in
GET INVOLVED
epic populated by
mind, consider these
heroic male characters.
points below on Madeline
In the light of #MeToo, are
Miller’s latest, Circe.
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tinyurl.com/YouTube
MetroBookChat
@MetroBookChat
daring new viewpoints like Circe
long overdue with the classics?
n Do you actually like Miller’s
Circe? Has she really given her an
empowering story?
n Which other famous female
characters from literary history
would you like to see given their
own story?
facebook.com/metrobookchat
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ALAMY
Travel | Culture | Adventure
Going coastal:
Dorset’s Studland Bay
(right) and towering
cliffs were the
inspiration for Evans’s
novel, The Wildflowers
Go Wildes in
the country
Author Harriet Evans on falling for the
many wonders of Dorset’s Isle of Purbeck
T
one place and only a few hundred
HERE is a corner of Dorset
I had visited before my friend metres on, lush meadows of waving
wildflowers. There are wide sandy
Jo moved there ten years ago
beaches, long narrow beaches, little
and I think I will be going
inlets and coves, abandoned dragons’
there for the rest of my life. It
is the Isle of Purbeck, more specifically teeth (vast blocks of concrete laid out in
rows to stop German tanks from
Studland Bay and Swanage, and it’s
advancing) and observation bunkers
where I chose to set my tenth novel,
from World War II.
The Wildflowers.
There are fossils and castles, and then
I wanted to write about a seemingly
there’s Swanage, the perfect holiday
perfect family, the Wildes, who spend
resort – neither too big nor too small,
their summers at their wooden house
too commercial nor too pretentious. It
on Studland Bay. I loved the idea
has a pier and a steam train, and does
that passers-by going down to the
delicious crab sandwiches. And
beach would see them on the
then you can take a bracing
porch drinking and laughing
walk over Ballard down to
with their glamorous friends
Studland village with its
and think, ‘Oh, the Wildes,
long, thin beaches and
they have everything’ –
excellent pub.
only for the reality to be
This part of Dorset is the
revealed to be very
ideal place for a family
different. Most of all,
holiday – after all, it’s
though, I wanted to write
a book about those golden .Spiritual connection:. where Enid Blyton set the
Famous Five stories. But
summers one has when one
.Harriet Evans.
this is also a wild place full
is little and how important it
of history and myth and interesting
is to create lasting memories.
people: sculptors, artists, writers and,
I called it Worth Bay in the book
above all, people who have a deeply
because I needed to be able to get
spiritual connection to the place.
away with a few liberties if I had to
Having lived in London my whole life,
(boring things like roads going where
and feeling sometimes that I have
they shouldn’t) but the location is
increasingly little in common with my
virtually identical to Studland and the
home city, I love that feeling.
surrounding countryside.
I have been there without children and
What I love about that part of the
with, to write by myself or to be with
world is how varied it is – there is
friends, and every time I love the place
something for everyone. Soaring,
more and more. Don’t all go at once –
dramatic chalk cliffs, sparkling clear
I don’t want it to get too crowded.
seas, astonishingly blue, vertiginous
downs that rise up ahead of you, a spine
The Wildflowers
running across the Isle of Purbeck.
(Headline) is out now
There is wild gorse and scrubland in
Escape
30 METRO Monday, May 14, 2018
Puzzles
METROSCOPE
by Patrick Arundell
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NEW Innocent ITV, 9pm
Did he or didn’t he? That’s the killer
hook in this gripping four-part
thriller that runs on consecutive
nights this week. Lee Ingleby stars as
the chippy David Collins, bitter that
he’s served seven years for the
murder of his wife, a crime he
strenuously denies. Released on a
technicality without being cleared,
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her her life. Police painstakingly
piece together the clues.
Harry And Meghan: A
Royal Romance Lifetime, 8pm
Cast your rod down the fishing
channels (Sky 164, Virgin 208) and
you’ll land this hastily assembled
fantasy based on the romance of…
well, you know who. Not-all-thatginger Scottish actor Murray Fraser
takes a tilt at Harry, with Parisa FitzHenley as Ms Markle.
Westworld Sky Atlantic, 9pm
It’s more an abstract academic
concept than a drama featuring
characters you actually care about
but Westworld nonetheless throws
up the odd surreal delight. Case
in point: the brilliant Peter Mullan,
last seen as reticent romantic Jim
in Mum, here pitches up as
multimillionaire James Delos doing
a weird dance to Roxy Music’s Do The
Strand. Delightfully odd.
KEITH WATSON
34 METRO Monday, May 14, 2018
Sport
F O R M U L A O N E S PA N I S H G R A N D P R I X
PICTURE: AP
ump start: Hamilton
celebrates with the
Mercedes team after
a convincing victory
in Barcelona
Seb refuses to
second guess
tyres strategy
SEBASTIAN VETTEL claimed Ferrari
had no choice but to make a
second pit stop, a move which
ultimately cost him a place on the
podium in Barcelona.
‘We couldn’t make the tyres last.
For us, it was clear it was the right
thing to do,’ the German said.
‘If you look from the outside, it is
easy but inside the car we were
going through the tyres too quick
so we were not able to stay out for
another 23 laps. I was not able to
attack to the end. We were going
through the tyres quicker than the
others, though obviously it looks
different and looks wrong.’
RESULTS
Leading Positions (66 Laps): 1 Lewis
Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes 1hr 35mins
29.972secs, 2 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes
1:35:50.565, 3 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull
1:35:56.845, 4 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
1:35:57.556, 5 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull
1:36:20.030, 6 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas
at 1 lap, 7 Carlos Sainz (Spa) Renault at 1 lap,
8 Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren at 1 lap,
9 Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India at 2 laps,
10 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Sauber-Ferrari at
2 laps, 11 Lance Stroll (Can) Williams at 2 laps,
12 Brendon Hartley (Nzl) Toro Rosso at 2 laps,
13 Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari at
2 laps, 14 Sergey Sirotkin (Rus) Williams
at 3 laps.
Not classified: 15 Stoffel Vandoorne (Bel)
McLaren 45 laps completed, 16 Esteban Ocon
(Fra) Force India 38 laps, 17 Kimi Raikkonen
(Fin) Ferrari 25 laps, 18 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger)
Renault 0 laps, 19 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Toro
Rosso 0 laps, 20 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas
F1 0 laps.
STANDINGS
Drivers
1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP .......95pts
2 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari ......................78
3 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP ...............58
4 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari........................ 48
5 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull ...................47
6 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull...................33
7 Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren..................32
8 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault ....................22
9 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 ................. 19
10 Carlos Sainz (Spa) Renault ......................... 19
11 Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India ....................17
12 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Scuderia Toro Rosso .....12
Manufacturers
1 Mercedes GP ............................................ 153pts
2 Ferrari ............................................................. 126
3 Red Bull ........................................................... 80
4 Renault............................................................. 41
5 McLaren........................................................... 40
6 Haas F1 ............................................................. 19
7 Force India........................................................ 18
8 Scuderia Toro Rosso ...................................... 13
9 Sauber-Ferrari.................................................. 11
10 Williams ............................................................4
Hamilton is back on track
but it’s the pits for Vettel
by ADAM HAY-NICHOLLS
LEWIS HAMILTON has stretched
his lead at the championship summit
to 17 points after a crushing win at
the Spanish Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel finishing just fourth.
The Briton’s second successive win
never looked in doubt after he blasted
out of the blocks from pole position
at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Vettel appeared set to finish second
until Ferrari’s gamble to pit him for a
second time backfired, Valtteri Bottas
instead following Hamilton home for
Mercedes’ first one-two of the year.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen completed the podium despite damaging
his front wing after crashing into the
back of Sergey Sirotkin’s Williams.
There may have been a hint of fortune about Hamilton’s victory in Azerbaijan a fortnight ago but he was in
DEFENDING champion Lewis Hamilton called on
Mercedes to maintain their current standards
after sealing back-to-back victories. The Briton
claimed his 64th grand prix win, then issued a
rallying cry over the car radio. ‘This is more like it,
let’s keep this up,’ Hamilton (left) said. Later, he
added: ‘Today the car and myself, I felt that synergy
which I hadn’t been feeling for the whole year. We’ve
got our Mercedes board with us, so it’s great to have
them here and see that true force within the team.
I’d like to hope this could be part of a turning point.’
a class of his own in Barcelona. While
the leaders navigated the early bends
without drama, a three-way crash behind was sparked by the error-prone
Romain Grosjean, who lost control of
his Haas at turn three and took Toro
Rosso’s Pierre Gasly and Renault’s
Nico Hulkenberg out with him.
The safety car was deployed for six
laps to deal with the debris before
Hamilton’s restart left Vettel for dust.
By lap 15, the Brit had already moved
6.5 seconds clear of his title rival.
Vettel stopped on lap 17 for a new
set of tyres, while Bottas was called
in by Mercedes two laps later.
Bottas had done enough on the
track to move back ahead of the Ferrari only for a sticky rear wheel to
contribute to a slow stop and leave
Vettel running ahead. Hamilton, however, was in cruise control, as he
made his one and only trouble-free
stop on lap 25.
Verstappen and team-mate Daniel
Ricciardo moved up to first and third,
with Red Bull opting to run their drivers on a longer opening stint.
Ricciardo was called in on lap 34,
with Verstappen pitting a lap later, allowing Hamilton back in front.
After the virtual safety car was
called upon, with Esteban Ocon parking his Force India with an engine
problem, Ferrari stopped Vettel for a
second time, fearing his rubber would
not last the course.
However, the German was stationary for more than five seconds, allowing Bottas and Verstappen in front.
Hamilton crossed the line 21 seconds clear of Bottas and Verstappen
held off Vettel by 0.7 seconds.
W E E K E N D BY N U M B E R S
19
12
50
4
Kyle Edmund’s expected
world ranking today, the
Briton reaching the top 20 for
the first time having reached the
quarter-finals of the Madrid Open
before losing 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 to
Canadian Denis Shapovalov.
Professional fights for Vasyl
Lomachenko, 30, who has
now won world titles in three
different weight divisions after
stopping Jorge Linares in the tenth
round to take the WBA lightweight
crown at Madison Square Garden.
Consecutive sets won on
clay for Rafael Nadal, a new
record for one surface, ended in a
7-5, 6-3 defeat to Austrian Dominic
Thiem in the Madrid Open quarterfinals. It means Nadal will today
lose top spot in the world rankings
to Roger Federer.
Times Leinster have been
crowned rugby union’s
European champions after
beating Racing 92 15-12 in the
Champions Cup final in Bilbao, Isa
Nacewa sealing victory with two
penalties in the final six minutes.
3
Tries for Ben Barba as St
Helens won 36-18 at Castleford
to reach the Challenge Cup
quarter-finals, avenging a 53-10
defeat at the same stage of the
competition last season.
Madrid Open titles for Petra
Kvitova, the Czech world
No.10, who beat her Dutch
opponent Kiki Bertens 7-6 (8-6),
4-6, 6-3 in just under three hours.
Age of London sprinter Reece Prescod (far left) who claimed a
shock victory in the 100metres at the Shanghai Diamond League,
clocking a season’s best 10.04 seconds, with world champion
Justin Gatlin back in seventh.
3
1
Point Chelsea are from a league
and cup Double after Fran Kirby
and Eni Aluko (above) scored
in a 2-1 win over Sunderland.
Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat at
Arsenal means Chelsea will win
the Women’s Super League if they
don’t lose at Bristol City tomorrow.
7
Shot lead American Webb
Simpson took into last night’s
final round of the Players
Championship after a third-round
68 left him 19 under
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C Y C L I N G G I R O D ’ I TA L I A
Sport
Yates flies as Froome falters
RACE leader Simon Yates won
stage nine of the Giro d’Italia to
tighten his grip on the pink jersey as Chris Froome’s bid for a
third successive Grand Tour win
suffered serious damage.
Yates sprinted clear of what
was left of the leading contenders in the final kilometre of the
steep slopes to Gran Sasso
d’Italia, seizing the stage and
gaining vital time on his rivals
for overall victory. Defending
champion Tom Dumoulin – who
Heart and soul:
Yates shows how
much his win
means as he
crosses the line
‘That one
was for
the boys,
the big
guys
riding on
the front’
PICTURE: GETTY
S P O RT I N B R I E F
Wilson hails
Ireland duo
for fightback
2
CRCKET
GARY WILSON praised
Ireland’s openers for
displaying ‘big balls’
after following on
against Pakistan.
The Irish were
dismissed for 130 on
day three of their
inaugural Test in reply
to Pakistan’s 310 for
nine declared.
But Ed Joyce and
William Porterfield
then took the hosts to
64 without loss and
team-mate Wilson said:
‘We’re going to have to
bat well but the two
lads showed that it’s
definitely possible.’
Dismissals in a day
for Yorkshire and
England captain Joe Root
(left). He fell lbw to Sam
Curran for 19 and then,
with his side following
on, was bowled for 23
by Amar Virdi as Surrey
moved towards victory
in County Championship
Division One
Siddle sizzles in Essex cameo
CRICKET
AN inspired opening spell from Peter Siddle and
the spin of Simon Harmer helped Essex beat
Worcestershire by 32 runs at New Road.
Australian paceman Siddle signed off from his
short spell with the county champions in style
as he sent back Brett D’Oliveira, Tom Fell and
first-innings centurion Joe Clarke, and finished
with five for 37 from 18 overs.
Harmer claimed five for 43 as Worcester,
chasing 215, were all out for 182.
■ LANCASHIRE needed just over
an hour on the third day against
Nottinghamshire to claim their
first victory of the season.
Graham Onions’ six for 55 saw
Lancashire to an innings-and-67run win, with Notts bowled out
for 138 in their second innings.
Tickle red-faced in Wigan romp
TENNIS
ALEXANDER
ZVEREV (above)
eased past
Dominic Thiem
6-4, 6-4 to win
the Madrid Open,
the German
claiming his
second title in
two weeks
RUGBY LEAGUE
DANNY TICKLE was sent off as 19-times winners
Wigan Warriors reached the Challenge Cup quarterfinals with a 28-10 victory over 12-man Hull KR.
Wigan will face Warrington in the last eight after
they overcame Toronto Wolfpack 66-10.
In the other ties, holders Hull will take on Super
League leaders St Helens. Leigh’s reward for knocking
out Salford is a tie against Leeds, while Huddersfield
will be at home to Catalans Dragons.
Rea moves level with Fogarty
SUPERBIKES
WORLD champion Jonathan Rea strengthened his
position at the top of the standings with a double
triumph at Imola yesterday.
Rea also equalled Carl Fogarty’s record of 59 wins in
the championship and heads to Donington Park in a
fortnight 47 points ahead of Welshman Chaz Davies.
by GAVIN BROWN
will hope to take time back in
the stage-16 time trial – now
trails the Briton by 38 seconds,
while Froome dropped out of
the top ten after a day to forget.
The four-time Tour de France
winner, who suffered a fall on
Saturday’s eighth stage, struggled to keep pace with the leaders in the closing kilometres and
eventually finished one minute,
six seconds behind Yates. The
32-year-old, bidding to win the
Giro on the back of last year’s
victories in the Tour and Vuelta
a Espana, now sits in 11th place
and trails the Michelton Scott
leader by 2min 27sec.
‘That one was for the boys,
the big guys who’ve been riding
on the front all day,’ a delighted
Yates said. ‘They’ve had a couple of tough days.
‘We were always thinking that
if we kept the break close
enough then it might be possi-
ble for the stage.’ Yates’ Colombian team-mate Esteban Chaves
moved up to second overall,
32sec in arrears, with Dutchman Dumoulin in third.
Froome will try to regroup on
today’s rest day, with Team Sky
sporting director Nicolas Portal
refusing to give up the fight.
‘We have two more weeks
coming up and hopefully we
have some better days,’ he said.
‘Let’s hope that we can quickly forget this stage.’
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F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E
Emotional Wenger ends
long goodbye on a high
PICTURE: PA
Doubling up: Lanzini
Huddersfield
0
Arsenal
1
Aubameyang 38
Moyes keen
to stay but
Sam lacks
confidence
West Ham
3
Everton
1
DAVID MOYES hinted he would
like to stay at West Ham after a 3-1
win over his former club Everton,
which could mark the end for
Toffees boss Sam Allardyce.
The Scot, out of contract after
being drafted on a short-term deal
in November, steered West Ham to
13th place and rounded off the
campaign with victory as two goals
from Manuel Lanzini and Marko
Arnautovic’s 11th of the league
season sank the Toffees.
Moyes said: ‘Everybody always
thinks the grass is greener and
there’s something better out there. I
would say more often than not I bet
you it’s proved wrong.
‘I don’t know if anybody can
come and make that big a difference in six months. I’d think you’d
need to give a bit longer.’
Allardyce gave a curt response to
questions on his own future. The
ex-England and West Ham boss
said: ‘Contract for next year.
Confident? I can’t quite say
confident after all I’m reading in
the paper. Generally there’s no
smoke without fire. We’ll wait and
see when we meet up.’
FIXTURES
(7.45pm unless stated)
TODAY
Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs semi-final, second leg
Fulham (0) v Derby (1) ..............................Sky Sports Football
TUESDAY
Sky Bet Championship Play-Off semi-final, second leg
Aston Villa (1) v Middlesbrough (0) ...........................................
Women’s Super League
Bristol City v Chelsea .........................................................(7pm)
WEDNESDAY
Uefa Europa League Final
Marseille v Atletico Madrid ..........................................................
Sky Bet League One Play-Off semi-final, second leg
Rotherham (2) v Scunthorpe (2) .................................................
Women’s Super League
Man City v Yeovil .................................................................(7pm)
Sunderland v Arsenal .........................................................(7pm)
THURSDAY
Sky Bet League Two Play-Off semi-final, second leg
Exeter (0) v Lincoln (0).................................................................
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Play-off final, first leg
Livingston v Partick Thistle.........................................................
FRIDAY
Sky Bet League Two Play-Off semi-final, second leg
Notts County (1) v Coventry (1) ...................................................
SATURDAY
The Emirates FA Cup Final
Chelsea v Man Utd.........................................................(5.15pm)
The William Hill Scottish Cup Final
Celtic v Motherwell ............................................................ (3pm)
SUNDAY
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Play-off final, second leg
Partick Thistle v Livingston .........................................(3.30pm)
The FA Trophy Final
Brackley v Bromley ........................................................(4.15pm)
The FA Vase Final
Stockton Town v Thatcham Town ............................. (12.15pm)
by MATTHEW NASH
ARSENE WENGER ended his Arsenal
reign with a win at Huddersfield, a first
away from home in 2018, on an emotional
afternoon at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The 68-year-old oversaw his last game
in charge of the Gunners as his side recorded a 1-0 victory courtesy of PierreEmerick Aubameyang’s first-half goal.
Home and away fans saluted the Frenchman, whose tenure lasted almost 22 years,
as he walked over to acknowledge the
Arsenal end before the match, bowing in
front of the travelling supporters.
Terriers boss David Wagner made a special presentation on behalf of the hosts in
the tunnel before kick-off, with the players forming a guard of honour as Wenger
emerged onto the pitch one last time.
Two planes flew over the stadium,
carrying messages of support for Wenger.
‘Merci Arsene, we will miss you too,’
read one in response to Wenger’s goodbye
1,235
Games in charge of
Arsenal for Arsene
Wenger since 1996 – he presided over
707 wins, 280 draws and 248 losses
T H E Y S A I D I T. . .
‘If he stays I will be the
happiest guy in the
world and if he decides
to move, I will not say
you do not have to go.’
Manchester City boss Pep
Guardiola says he will not stand in
Mikel Arteta’s way if his coach is
offered the Arsenal manager’s job
Time to say goodbye: Wenger says farewell to supporters as he signs off as Arsenal boss with victory
Arsene feels the spirit of Chapman
OUTGOING Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said it
had ‘special meaning’ to bow out at Huddersfield,
the club where legendary Gunners boss Herbert
Chapman made his name.
The 68-year-old Frenchman had a quiet moment
to himself in the pitchside dug-out an hour before
kick-off and took time to reflect.
‘I wanted to get a bit of oxygen, my last day, nice
weather, people were nice, Huddersfield were
happy, they gave me a nice present,’ he said.
‘Herbert Chapman came from here. For me to
come here on the last day was a special meaning
when you know the history of our club.
‘Chapman smiled at me as he was on the photo
just outside the dressing room.’
Wenger had become a divisive figure at Arsenal
but he felt the fans’ love in his final match. ‘I feel I
got a lot of respect not only from our fans but from
England,’ he added. ‘I would reiterate I loved
English football but I also learned to love England.’
speech last week, while the other read:
‘One Arsene Wenger.’
Then, after 22 minutes – to mark the
length of his reign – the ground rose as
one to applaud Wenger with chants of
‘there’s only one Arsene Wenger’ springing up throughout pockets of the home
support as well as the entire away end.
Despite his unpopularity among some
Arsenal supporters in recent years,Wenger
stood to wave to those who were showing
their respect for his achievements.
The only goal of the game saw Aaron
Ramsey, Arsenal’s longest-serving player,
cross for Aubameyang, Wenger’s final
signing, to slide home for his tenth goal in
13 games since joining in January.
In an otherwise forgettable match, Aaron Mooy came closest to an equaliser, hitting the bar for Huddersfield, who had
secured top-flight survival with a draw at
Chelsea in midweek.
Wenger was denied one final wave
goodbye as Terriers fans invaded the pitch
at full-time to celebrate their survival.
THE TIPSTER
@tipstermetro
10/1
Derby can turn tables on faltering Fulham
WATCHING the drama unfold in the playoffs is first-rate entertainment. Teams
who finished third in the table by a mile
often struggle when they enter the
knockout phase of the season.
Derby were unfortunate a few years ago
when they lost to QPR in the
Championship play-off final as Bobby
Zamora scored the winner with the
Hoops’ only meaningful shot on target.
The tables may be turned tonight with
Fulham, invincible in the Championship
since Christmas, running out of steam
now the pressure is really on.
A 1-0 defeat in the midlands on Friday
makes it very difficult for the Cottagers
on the banks of the Thames.
If Derby score, Fulham can add their
name to the list of clubs who rue the day
the play-offs were ever introduced.
The best bet is for the Rams to qualify
for the final at evens with Betfred.
Karolina Pliskova
(left) can tune up
for the French
Open by winning
the Rome
Masters (Unibet)
11/10
Denis Shapovalov
to beat Tomas
Berdych today in the Rome
Masters (William Hill)
■ LEE SELBY,
the ‘Welsh
Mayweather’,
can be backed
to successfully
defend his IBF
featherweight
title by beating
Josh Warrington
on points at
Elland Road on
Saturday at 2/3
with Sky Bet.
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F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E
Party-poopers take gloss off for Clarets
Surprise: King
(right) and
Charlie Daniels
celebrate
BOURNEMOUTH gatecrashed
Burnley’s European party by
pulling off victory at Turf Moor.
A sell-out home crowd soaked
up the spring sunshine and
looked set to celebrate a final
win of the Premier League
campaign when Chris Wood
gave the Clarets the lead in the
39th minute. But the Cherries
Burnley
1
Bournemouth
2
deserved the equaliser given to
them by a fine Josh King effort
16 minutes from time and
snatched all three points in
added time when Kevin Long’s
mistake was punished by
substitute Callum Wilson. But
even that could not spoil the
mood of the Clarets fans, who
will see their team in action next
on July 26 in the Europa League
second qualifying round.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche told
the BBC: ‘They were two
horrible goals – things we don’t
normally do. There was no lack
Jesus brings
up City’s ton
as Pep plans
to get better
CHAMPIONS Manchester City became the first club to amass 100 Premier League points thanks to a stoppage-time winner from Gabriel Jesus.
Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking
side looked like missing out on an historic win on the south coast before
substitute Jesus lobbed home with almost the final kick of the game.
Struggling Saints knew before kickoff only a highly unlikely ten-goal
swing in goal difference could send
them down and a defeat for relegation
rivals Swansea meant they were never
in serious danger of the drop.
Guardiola’s formidable City side set
new records for points gained, goals
scored and games won in a Premier
League campaign by beating Brighton
3-1 last Wednesday.
And they ensured a remarkable season would end on a high as yesterday’s
sensational climax ensured those figures became 100, 106 and 32 respectively. While Guardiola thinks it is un-
Mr motivator: Guardiola
Sport
Southampton
of effort, we had it all under
control and then we give away
two awful goals.’
Of the Europa League, he said:
‘I was already thinking what
comes next a month ago. It was
looking like it was going to get
there, we finally did, so I was
already planning and thinking
about it (playing in Europe).’
PICTURE: GETTY
0
Manchester City 1
Jesus 90
by JUSTIN PALMER
likely his team can break their own
records next season, he does feel his
players can still get better.
‘Today, we only had two or three
shots on target, we can shoot more,’ he
said. ‘A team is individual players and
always you can improve individual
players so with that it makes sense to
go to the training sessions and do it.
‘When you analyse the numbers, I
would say we can’t improve the numbers, no. We cannot be better in terms
of numbers.
‘In terms of playing football, yes.
Because the players can do better, the
manager as well, in a group, in a team
we can do better.’
Southampton’s crucial midweek win
against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium all but ensured a miserable campaign would not be compounded by
dropping into the Championship.
Saints almost broke the deadlock
when Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt
headed against the crossbar.
The game appeared to heading for
an uneventful draw but, six years to the
day since Sergio Aguero’s dramatic title-clinching winner against QPR, Jesus found space in the final moments
to lift the ball over Alex McCarthy.
Premier League
Swansong:
Carvalhal checks
his watch while
Crouch (inset, left)
celebrates scoring
STILL TIME TO CARV OUT A SWANSEA
FUTURE DESPITE DROP, CLAIMS CARLOS
CARLOS CARVALHAL says Swansea’s American
owners have asked him whether he would be
available to remain as manager next season.
After relegation from the Premier League was
rubber stamped by defeat to Stoke, Carvalhal
rubbished last week’s reports the Swans would
not take up the option of extending his contract.
The 52-year-old, appointed in December with
the club five points from safety, initially oversaw
a revival only for a late-season slump to end their
seven-season stay in the top flight.
‘The news that came out this week was not real,’
said Carvalhal. ‘I spoke to the owners on Saturday
and they asked me about the possibility to work
the next season. I will take two or three days to
Baggies exit top flight with a whimper
WEST Brom’s eight-year stay in the
Premier League concluded with a 2-0
defeat at Crystal Palace.
Despite their recent improvement under
caretaker-manager Darren Moore, goals
from Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van
Aanholt at Selhurst Park meant the
Baggies finished bottom.
Zaha again impressed for the hosts and
was rewarded with his ninth goal of the
season in the second half, ensuring what
Crystal Palace
2
West Brom
0
could have been a damaging season for
his team finished positively – only goal
difference denied them a top-ten finish.
The in-form Van Aanholt, who set up
Zaha’s opener, also scored his third goal
in three games, securing maximum points
in a further show of the remarkable job
Roy Hodgson has done in leading Palace
to mid-table security in a season that
began with seven straight league defeats.
On-loan Ruben Loftus-Cheek again
impressed for the Eagles in what could be
his final appearance for them – he is due
to return to parent club Chelsea, although
Palace hope to sign him permanently. The
midfielder largely dictated the hosts’
tempo and must have a decent chance of
making England’s World Cup squad.
Swansea
1
Stoke
2
talk with my family, my friends and my agent. We
will make a decision, for me and for Swansea
because this is a fantastic club. They said they
want to talk to me and that makes me very proud.’
To stay up Swansea had needed to beat Stoke
and for Southampton to lose to Manchester City,
with a ten-goal swing in the process.
Andy King gave them faint hope but Badou
Ndiaye and Peter Crouch put already relegated
Stoke ahead before half-time.
Over and out:
Legendary
commentator
John Motson
enjoys his final
game on the mic
for the BBC at
Selhurst Park
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F O O T B A L L P R E M I E R L E AG U E
Spurs must take risks to
win trophies, says Poch
MAURICIO POCHETTINO will
tell Daniel Levy Tottenham must
‘take risks’ to win trophies, when
the pair sit down for crunch talks.
Pochettino once again refused to
be drawn on whether he will
remain at the Spurs helm next
season, after his side’s thrilling win
over Leicester at Wembley sealed a
third-place Premier League finish.
Former Argentina defender
Pochettino has frequently been
linked with a summer move
to Real Madrid but insisted
he will meet Spurs chairman
Levy to plot his and the
club’s way forward.
‘I have a very clear
idea what we need to do.
I don’t know if the club
will be agreeing with me
or not,’ said Pochettino.
‘If we want to play and
be real contenders for
big, big trophies, yes,
Tottenham
PICTURE: GETTY
GOLDEN BOOT
FINAL STANDINGS
5
Kane, 7, 76, Lamela 49, 60, Fuchs 53 (og)
Leicester
4
Vardy 4, 73, Mahrez 16, Iheanacho 47
we need to review a little. Being
brave is the most important [thing].
I think it’s a moment [where] the
club needs to take risks and if
possible work harder than the
previous year to be competitive.’
Harry Kane (pictured) and
Erik Lamela scored twice for
Spurs with Jamie Vardy netting a
double for Leicester, for whom
Riyad Mahrez and Kelechi
Iheanacho were also on target.
Asked if he will be at Spurs next
season, Pochettino added: ‘In
football you never know.
‘I repeat my last press
conference, today 100 per
cent I feel I am here.’
Record breaker: Salah fires home to set Liverpool on the way and cap his prolific Premier League season
Golden Mo-ment
for Salah as Reds
make sure of four
Liverpool
4
Salah 26, Lovren 40, Solanke 53,
Robertson 85
Brighton
0
by DAVE FILMER
Final table
P W
(C) Man City 38 32
Man Utd
38 25
Tottenham 38 23
Liverpool
38 21
Chelsea
38 21
Arsenal
38 19
Burnley
38 14
Everton
38 13
Leicester
38 12
Newcastle 38 12
Crystal Pal 38 11
Bournemth 38 11
West Ham 38 10
Watford
38 11
Brighton
38 9
Huddersfield 38 9
Southampton38 7
(R) Swansea 38 8
(R) Stoke
38 7
(R) West Brom38 6
LIVERPOOL secured a top-four
finish with very little fuss as Mohamed Salah’s new Premier League
goalscoring record paved the way
for victory over Brighton.
The Egypt international’s 32nd
league goal – his 44th in all competitions – took him past the milestone
for a 38-match season shared by
Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo
and Luis Suarez.
A delighted Salah said of landing
the Golden Boot in his first year at Goal to savour: Solanke
the club: ‘This one is very special. I
am very proud. It was always in my pean Cup later this month, with the
mind to succeed in England. I’ve final against Real Madrid in Kiev
on May 26.
had a great season.’
‘It’s an unbelievable
Jurgen Klopp’s side
achievement, I’m reneeded only a point to
ally proud of the
retain their Champiboys, a nearly perons League status
Of Liverpool’s 19
fect season,’ said
for next season but
Premier League rivals
the German.
with Chelsea losing
Mohamed Salah has
‘We had no
at Newcastle, Descored against this
chance to chaljan Lovren’s powseason – a new record
lenge Manchester
erful header and first
for a single
City [for the title], so
Liverpool goals for
campaign
the only thing you can
Dominic Solanke and
go for is the Champions
Andy Robertson achieved
League spot.’
their aim in style.
He added: ‘Two weeks break is
Klopp praised his side after they
sealed their qualification without perfect for us. We will be ready for
having to rely on lifting the Euro- the final, now I am really looking
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6
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10
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2
7
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forward to it. We couldn’t think
about it as long as we are not in the
Champions League next year.’
PFA player of the year Salah got
the party started on 26 minutes
when Solanke squeezed the ball
through to his team-mate and the
Egyptian swept home left-footed.
Roberto Firmino, twice, and
Georginio Wijnaldum had chances
to score before the unmarked
Lovren doubled the advantage with
a header just before half-time.
Salah then turned provider, sliding a pass for Solanke to rifle a shot
into the roof of the net, before manof-the-match Robertson capped a
perfect afternoon when he fired
home late on.
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PICTURE: GETTY
SAD ENDING
FOR CONTE
AS MAGPIES
HAIL RAFA
BOSS Antonio Conte cut a forlorn figure as Chelsea’s slim
hopes of reaching the Champions League were dashed.
Just six days before their FA
Cup final against Manchester
United, the Blues floundered as
Ayoze Perez’s brace followed up
Dwight Gayle’s opener to secure
a top-ten finish for Newcastle.
Despite winning the title last
term, it seems clear Conte will
be leaving at the end of the season, a notion he barely challenged when asked if this was his
Premier League swansong.
‘In this season for sure,’ the
Blues manager said.
‘Next we will see. I have a contract and I’m committed to this
club. After Saturday, we go on
vacation and then we will see
next season.’
In contrast, Magpies fans were
chanting for their boss Rafael
Benitez, who has followed up
promotion last season with an
impressive campaign this term,
to extend his stay on Tyneside.
After four successive defeats,
his side produced a memorable
finale. Dwight Gayle headed the
Magpies into a deserved lead after 23 minutes on the rebound
after keeper Thibaut Courtois
Newcastle
Jose: Carrick
will become
my No.2 in
years ahead
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Gayle 23, Perez 59, 63
Chelsea
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by JOHN PAYNE
stopped Jacob Murphy’s effort.
Courtois made fine first-half
saves from Jonjo Shelvey, Matt
Ritchie and Gayle but the hosts
stretched their lead just before
the hour when Shelvey’s shot
was turned home by Perez.
Ross Barkley, making a rare
appearance for the Blues, was
denied by home goalkeeper
Martin Dubravka’s foot before
Perez wrapped things up, tapping home the third after Florian Lejeune had sent Shelvey’s
free-kick back across goal.
Chelsea, meanwhile, finish in
fifth place, outside the Champions League positions, and Conte
admitted: ‘Newcastle looked
more determined than us.
‘To finish the season this way
is not good – for the team, for the
players, for the fans.
‘Now we have six days to prepare for the last game of the season, the final of the FA Cup, and
for sure we have to change.’
Watford
Talks go on but Benitez wants decision
RAFAEL BENITEZ says discussions
are continuing over his future.
The Newcastle boss said: ‘I have
said all along that I want to do
things sooner rather than later. We
are still talking, so we will see.’
After seeing his team end a four-
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Blue gloom: Conte
cuts a miserable
figure during
Chelsea’s crushing
defeat yesterday
game losing streak, he said: ‘Tenth
position, great game, three good
goals – a nearly perfect Sunday.’
Owner Mike Ashley said: ‘I hope
very much Rafa will remain. I will
continue to ensure every penny
generated is available to him.’
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JOSE MOURINHO will go without
an assistant manager next season
but expects retiring Manchester
United captain Michael Carrick to
eventually grow into the role.
Mourinho handed Carrick his
464th and final appearance in the
victory over Watford and the
midfielder was given both a prematch guard of honour and a
standing ovation as he left the pitch
at Old Trafford.
He will join the backroom team in
the summer but not, for now at
least, as a like-for-like heir to Rui
Faria, who is to leave this summer
and whom Mourinho has decided
cannot be adequately replaced.
It is clear, though, the seat is
being kept warm for the five-time
title-winner. ‘I think it will be
Michael Carrick in the future,’ said
Mourinho. ‘Moving forward I will
organise my coaching staff in a way
where the assistant manager figure
doesn’t exist.’
Carrick (pictured), who spent 12
years at Old Trafford, lofted a pass
to Juan Mata, who squared for
Marcus Rashford to score the only
goal in the 34th minute to down the
Hornets and finish on a high.
He said: ‘I have a lot of memories
to cherish, some I’ll never forget,
especially of this place. It’s an
amazing place to play football. It’s
the greatest club in the world.’
FO OTBALL IN BRIEF
Rams must be positive and not hang on, says Gary
GARY ROWETT insists
his Derby side will
take nothing for
granted tonight when
they travel to Fulham
for the second leg of
their Championship
play-off semi-final at
Craven Cottage.
Cameron Jerome’s
first-leg goal ensured
the Rams take a 1-0
lead into the game.
But Rowett says he
will be telling his
players to be positive
and try not to think
about what awaits
the winner.
‘You have to
approach the game
as if it’s 0-0,’ he said.
‘You can’t try to just
hang on to a lead. We
have to go and win
the game again, and
that has to be our
mentality. We have to
be positive.
‘It will be a tough
task and we know
that Fulham will
probably still be the
favourites.’
n NEIL WARNOCK enjoys Cardiff’s
promotion parade yesterday as the
club and fans celebrated their
return to the Premier League.
Carlton sinks
Charlton to
reach final
CARLTON MORRIS
saw off Charlton and
sent Shrewsbury
through to the
League One play-off
final yesterday.
Leading 1-0 from
the first leg, the
Shrews won by the
same scoreline at
home and will now
face Rotherham or
Scunthorpe at
Wembley on May 27.
5-4
Defeat at
Levante
for Barcelona,
despite a Philippe
Coutinho hat-trick.
The loss ended
their hopes of
going through the
season unbeaten
T H E Y S A I D I T. . .
‘You have to work very hard to get
back in and we’ve done that. You
see the potential, it’s massive.’
Tranmere boss Micky Mellon after his ten men beat
Boreham Wood 2-1 in the National League play-off
final to return to the EFL after three years
Ban would be plane crazy, says Lennon
NEIL LENNON says he should
escape punishment for his onpitch celebration after seeing his
Hibernian side seal a thrilling 5-5
draw against Rangers.
The Northern Irishman, who was
sent to the stands for his
aeroplane-style celebration, said:
‘It’s just a little bit of “have some
of that”. I should not get a ban for
that. I enjoyed the moment. It was
a big jumbo jet there.’
PREMIER LEAGUE FINAL DAY
BURNLEY 1 BOURNEMOUTH 2
NEWCASTLE 3 CHELSEA 0
CRYSTAL PALACE 2 WEST BROM 0 SOUTHAMPTON 0 MAN CITY 1
HUDDERSFIELD 0 ARSENAL 1
SWANSEA 1 STOKE 2
LIVERPOOL 4 BRIGHTON 0
TOTTENHAM 5 LEICESTER 4
MAN UTD 1 WATFORD 0
WEST HAM 3 EVERTON 1
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by GAVIN BROWN
PEP GUARDIOLA hailed the perfect
finish to an astonishing campaign as an
injury-time strike saw champions Manchester City become the first club to reach
100 Premier League points in a season.
Gabriel Jesus’ 94th-minute goal earned
a 1-0 win at Southampton and boss
Guardiola said: ‘One hundred points,
still I cannot believe it. It is a massive
achievement. One hundred points is a lot.
Everything was perfect this season and
finished the way we deserved to finish.’
Despite their defeat Saints survived,
with Swansea’s 2-1 loss at home to Stoke
confirming their relegation.
Mohamed Salah’s Premier Leaguerecord 32nd goal in Liverpool’s 4-0 win
over Brighton sealed a top-four finish
and earned him the Golden Boot.
Arsenal won 1-0 at Huddersfield in
Arsene Wenger’s final game in charge.
HUNDRED
CLUB
Guardiola hails City
centurions as Jesus
ends stunning season
with last-gasp strike
HAMILTON BACK ON TRACK AFTER BARCA BOOST
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Gift of the
Gab: Jesus
celebrates a
glorious
moment for
City yesterday
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