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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018
THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR FREE NEWSPAPER
Bop around
the clock:
Harry and
Meghan’s
wedding bash
went on till 2am
STEVE PARSONS/AP
MEGA PARTY
n WHITNEY FIRST DANCE n IDRIS ON THE DECKS n GINGER & RUM COCKTAILS
The best-ever royal
wedding (and knees-up)
Pages 2-13 »
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Harry& Meghan
by AIDAN RADNEDGE
Back home: The Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge returning to Kensington
Palace last night after the weekend’s
royal wedding celebrations PA
AFTER the pomp and ceremony of what
was dubbed the best royal wedding
ever, Harry and Meghan let off steam
by hitting the dance floor first to
Whitney Houston’s 1980s party classic I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
The royal newlyweds enjoyed two
receptions with close friends, family
and a host of A-list celebrities. It came
after a ceremony that, according to
CNN, crowned the pair as ‘the new
reigning king and queen of romance’.
Prince Charles had guests in stitches
as he joked about changing his younger
son’s nappies as a baby while fondly
dubbing him ‘darling old Harry’.
Prince William gave a ‘naughty’ best
man’s speech about his younger brother
and Meghan also spoke – thanking
I WANNA DANCE
WITH SOMEBODY
NEWLYWEDS TAKE TO THE FLOOR FOR ’80S PARTY CLASSIC
the royal family for welcoming her
into the fold.
The newly-appointed Duke of Sussex,
is thought to have directly addressed
his bride in his bridegroom’s speech,
telling her ‘we make such a great team’
and declaring: ‘I can’t wait to spend the
rest of my life with you.’
They spoke during an afternoon
reception held by the Queen for 650
guest list for the Queen’s lunchtime
guests, before an evening after-party reception was whittled down for the
with 200 family and friends and
later party, with the Duchess
the dancefloor celebrations.
of Cambridge’s pregnant
Sir Elton John, another
sister Pippa among
friend of Diana’s who
those missing out.
rewrote Candle In The
Tennis ace Serena
WEDDING reception guests
Wind for her 1997
Williams revealed
were
given
slippers
by
the
funeral, played four of
on Instagram last
couple. Pretty Little Liars star
his songs at the afternight she had worn
Troian
Bellisario,
captioned
noon reception: Your
trainers beneath
a
video:
‘They
have
slippers
her evening gown
Song, Tiny Dancer,
for us. Slippers! I’m
for the informal
Circle Of Life and I’m
so ready.’
after-party,
with
Still Dancing.
some revellers carryYour Song provided
ing on until 2am.
the first dance at
Harry and Meghan left
the 2011 wedding of
Windsor Castle, where they had
Prince William and
been guests of The Queen and the Duke
Kate Middleton, albeit
of Edinburgh, yesterday afternoon and
performed that day by
are understood to have returned to
Ellie Goulding.
Nottingham Cottage, their residence in
The evening event, hosted by the
Prince of Wales, took place at Frogmore the grounds of Kensington Palace.
They have delayed their honeymoon
House in Windsor Castle’s grounds.
and will attend their first
Meghan changed out of her
engagement as the Duke
Givenchy wedding dress into
and Duchess of Sussex
an evening gown designed
at Buckingham Palace
by Stella McCartney,
tomorrow
–
a
before Harry drove her
A COCKTAIL called
garden party as
to the party in a silver‘When Harry Met Meghan’
part of celebrations
blue Jaguar E-type.
was served at the wedding
to mark Charles’s
Harry, having worn
after-party. It included rum
70th year.
military dress for
and ginger ale – nods to
His actual birththe wedding service,
day is in November.
changed into formal
Harry’s hair and 1989
Meanwhile, they
black-tie tuxedo for the
flick When Harry
may be one of the
evening’s celebrations.
Met Sally.
world’s most famous
The duchess’s mother,
power couples but George
Doria Ragland, also attended
and Amal Clooney came close
the event in a deep red Stella
to having to ask ‘don’t you know who
McCartney-designed outfit.
we are?’, when they were delayed on
Harry and Meghan were tempted on
to the dancefloor by the chart-topper their way to the sit-down reception.
The Ocean’s Eleven actor and his
from the late Whitney Houston, who
international human rights
was reportedly one of his mother
lawyer wife were held up
Diana’s favourite singers. In
by security officers at
a 2016 interview, Meghan
the gates of Frogmore
had described I Wanna
House.
Dance With Somebody
IDRIS ELBA turned DJ for
Clooney was seen
as her ‘happy song’.
part of Saturday night’s
in animated discusHouston, who died
reception. The London-born
sion as he sat in
in February 2012, coHollywood star (pictured)
the back of a silver
starred with Diana’s
chose
some
tracks
Audi, for almost ten
friend Kevin Costner in
during
an
evening
of
minutes before the
the 1992 movie The
Eighties pop
couple were allowed
Bodyguard.
and
R&B.
in – although some
The Hollywood actor
observers suggested the
and director later
officials were merely enthusirevealed he wanted
astic admirers enjoying the chance
Diana to star in a
to talk.
mooted sequel. The
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Crowning jewel:
Meghan shows off
aquamarine ring as
she and Harry leave
Windsor Castle.
Inset, Diana wearing
the ring in 1997 GETTY
A VINTAGE SHOW BY COUPLE AS
DIANA’S RING MATCHED BY JAG
Just their E-Type: The couple leave Windsor Castle in £350,000 Jaguar for reception EPA
MEGHAN received a wedding ring of rare Welsh gold... but it
was a ring of Harry’s mother which caught all the attention.
The couple had something borrowed along with something
blue on show as Meghan flashed the emerald-cut aquamarine
previously owned by Diana, Princess of Wales, while Harry
drove his bride to the reception in a one-off 1968 E-Type.
Jaguar lent them the silver-blue car – adapted to run on
electricity – with a customised plate bearing the date of
their wedding. Diana was seen wearing the ring at a
Christie’s auction just months before her death in 1997.
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Praise be! Bishop feels the
love for fervent sermon
Bride ‘was calm and
chatty before service’
Cellist tops the charts
after triumph in chapel
PRAISE flowed for Bishop Michael
Curry (pictured) who urged the
congregation to think about love.
The head of the American
Episcopal
Church gave a
passionate,
lengthy speech –
prompting a few
royal glances.
Archbishop of
Canterbury
Justin Welby
saluted his ‘extraordinary and
powerful sermon’. Supermodel
Naomi Campbell tweeted: ‘Bishop
Michael Curry giving me life.’
THE Duchess of Sussex showed no
sign of nerves on her wedding
morning, her hair stylist revealed.
Serge Normant said Meghan was
calm and chatty, adding: ‘She was
just very happy, very excited.’
Paris-born Mr Normant, 52, who
flew in from New York for the
occasion, said he spoke with the
newlyweds after the ceremony,
describing Meghan as ‘thrilled’
and Harry as ‘fantastic’.
Mr Normant was inspired by the
1960s and icons such as
Audrey Hepburn to create
a bun that was ‘messy in a
controlled way’.
CELLIST Sheku Kanneh-Mason was
top of the charts after his standout
performance in St George’s Chapel.
The 19-year-old (pictured), who
grew up in Nottingham, tweeted
that taking part was ‘an awesome
moment’ which he would remember
‘for the rest of my life’.
He played three pieces
as the royal couple
signed the register.
Yesterday, his debut
album Inspiration
topped the iTunes
and Amazon
classical
charts.
Kiss: Meghan and
Harry show the
world their love on
the chapel steps AP
From actress
to duchess in
one click of a
royal mouse
MEGHAN MARKLE’S acting career is
by JOEL TAYLOR
hardly mentioned in her new, updated
biography on the royal family website.
social issues and actively participated in
Instead it highlights her charity and
charitable work.
philanthropic work, including her 2015
‘Aged 11 she successfully campaigned
comment at UN Women’s event: ‘I am
for a company to alter their television
proud to be a woman and a feminist.’
advert that had used sexist language to
sell washing-up liquid. Her Royal
Details of her 15-year acting
career, which spanned more
Highness also volunteered at
a soup kitchen in Skid Row,
than 100 episodes of TV
Los Angeles from the age
drama Suits and 14 films,
are relegated to one
of 13-17.’
JAMES BLUNT fired a
mention of ‘filming in
It highlights her work
witty comeback to
Toronto’ on the first
with UN Women, World
@zoeintheskyyy who
page of the website.
tweeted: ‘Who invited James Vision and a foundation
Readers have to click on
for women in Mumbai.
Blunt to the wedding?’ ‘I’ll
Kensington Palace also
her biography page to
give you two guesses,’
find out more – but even
updated
its Twitter picthe singer replied.
then it is summed up in a
ture to include Meghan.
few paragraphs below her
Whereas before it featured
educational achievements.
William, Kate and Harry, it now
The ‘About The Duchess of Sussex’
shows both couples at their first joint
page on royal.uk, which is run by Buckengagement in February – when they
ingham Palace, reads: ‘From a young age,
were dubbed the ‘Fab Four’. The account
the duchess had a keen awareness of
has more than 1.46 million followers.
Tribute to fallen... bridal bouquet
adorns grave of unknown warrior
Poignant
petals:
Meghan’s
flowers in
Westminster
Abbey
yesterday,
part of a royal
tradition
GETTY IMAGES
THE bridal bouquet was yesterday
placed on the grave of the unknown
warrior in Westminster Abbey.
Meghan was following a tradition
started by Queen Elizabeth the Queen
Mother in 1923, who left her bouquet in
tribute to her brother Fergus, killed
during World War I. Other wedding
flowers went to charities. Pauline
Clayton, 89, who embroidered the
Queen’s bridal train, was a recipient at
an east London hospice.
Monday, May 21, 2018 | METRO | 5
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‘Absolutely stunning’: Harry leads his bride from the chapel GETTY
Love and
marriage: Harry
and Meghan ride
through Windsor in
an Ascot Landau
carriage
PICTURE: PA
Oh my God, thank you... Harry praises dress designer
THE designer who made Meghan’s
wedding dress said Harry thanked her
for making his new wife look
‘absolutely stunning’.
Birmingham-born Clare Waight
Keller, 47 (pictured), the first
female artistic director at French
fashion house Givenchy, told
how the Duke of Sussex said to her
after the ceremony at St George’s
Chapel: ‘Oh my God, thank you, she
looks absolutely stunning.’
The classic white gown was teamed
with an elaborate veil embroidered
with flowers from the 53
Commonwealth nations. Ms Waight
Keller, who did not even tell her husband
and children she was the dress designer
until the morning of the wedding, helped
Meghan arrange her veil and train on the
chapel steps. Asked about the bride’s
reaction when she saw herself in her dress
on Saturday, Ms Waight Keller said: ‘She was
just glowing. She was absolutely radiant.’
Well-trained: Page boys hold the veil on chapel steps PICTURE: GETTY
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THE BLUES AND FLORALS
NICOLE MOWBRAY PICKS THE TOP TRENDS – AND OMGs – FROM THE FASHION EVENT OF THE YEAR
HMM...
LESS ISN’T MORE...
When Chloe Madeley arrived in
Windsor on Saturday, the
temperature was only nudging
17 degrees. This Reiss dress
perhaps exposed a bit too
much skin for both the climate
and the occasion
BLUES
Beatrice put pretzel-gate
behind her with this safer (and
beautiful) Roksanda Illincic dress
and Stephen Jones headpiece
COME FLY WITH ME
It’s not easy going to an
ex’s wedding, but Chelsy
Davy looked chic in navy
with matching cape
Sophie, Countess
of Wessex, in a
stylish Suzannah
two-piece
Delfina Blaquier, a polo
friend of Prince Harry’s,
wore Argentinian label
Acheval Pampa
Sarah Rafferty’s
navy Lanvin number
worked well with her
gorgeous red hair
Loved Eugenie’s pillbox
hat but the Gainsbourg
dress just felt a tad
underwhelming
CHEER UP POSH
Oh VB. Yes it’s one of
your own designs, but
just a bit too dour, no?
CHILL OUT
PINKS
After a last-minute colour panic,
Oprah wore Stella McCartney with
her Philip Treacy hat. ‘Her team did
this overnight,’ she gushed on Insta
Harry’s ex Cressida
Bonas wore Eponine
London, featuring Thai
hand-loomed cotton
Camilla, Duchess of
Cornwall, wore an ice-pink
silk marocain asymmetric
Anna Valentine coat
Serena Williams
chose pale-pink
Versace and a
Bulgari necklace
Troian Bellisario (the
real-life wife of Suits’
Patrick J Adams) in
Temperley London
Give us top-to-toe Gucci
at any other time but
this look from Idris’s
fiancée Sabrina Dhowre
is a bit wintery for a
spring wedding
Monday, May 21, 2018 | METRO | 7
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FLORALS
Charlotte Riley wore a dress
by The Vampire’s Wife, the
on-trend label owned by
Nick Cave’s wife Susie Bick
Carey Mulligan in
ethereal Erdem
with cream William
& Son clutch
Earl Spencer’s model
daughter Lady Kitty
stole the show in
Dolce & Gabbana
Sofia Wellesley,
wife of James
Blunt, wore
Valentino
Pregnant Pippa Middleton’s
still got it, choosing a £495
dress from British label The
Fold. It has already sold out
RETRO
Amal Clooney in Stella
McCartney and asymmetric
Stephen Jones hat
Suits’ Abigail
Spencer 1950s-chic
in Alessandra Rich
Actress Priyanka
Chopra in lilac Vivienne
Westwood and Treacy hat
Sara Parker Bowles
amped up the cool in
The Vampire’s Wife
WINNING WEDDING FACTS!
■ PRINCE Harry’s Blues and
Royals military frock coat was
made by small Savile Row tailor
Dege And Skinner, who had just
six weeks to do the groom’s outfit
and those of four pageboys. It
took one seamstress an entire
week just to make the intricate
sleeves of Harry’s coat. ‘Between
Harry’s and the pageboy uniforms
we used 492 feet of Black Russia,
which is a type of double-ribbed
lace, and about 65,000 stitches –
and that’s just the lacework
alone,’ Dege And Skinner’s MD
William Skinner told GQ.
■ THE satin Aquazzura shoes
Meghan wore to the evening
soirée had a blue sole - perhaps
to signify her ‘something blue’?
■ MEGHAN had two
hairdressers for her big
day. New York-based
Serge Normant did the
more traditional up-do for
the ceremony and Londoner
George Northwood –
known for his work
with Alexa Chung
and popularising
the ‘done-undone’
look – styled the Duchess’s hair
for her relaxed evening look.
■ THE Duchess of Cambridge
wore her cream Alexander
McQueen coat-dress for the
fourth time on Saturday.
We’ve previously
seen it at Princess
Charlotte’s christening
in 2015, Trooping The
Colour in 2016 and at
the centenary
of the Battle of
Passchendaele in
Belgium last year.
Suits’ Gina
Torres in an
embroided tulle
Costarellos dress
Mother of the bride
Doria Ragland in
Oscar De La Renta
and Aquazzura heels
The Queen looked
great as always in lime
Stewart Parvin coat
with floral dress
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SO, WHO’S
PEW?
CLOONEYS AMONG FEW WITH A GOOD VIEW
SIX HUNDRED of the world’s most famous
people were sitting in St George’s Chapel –
just a handful saw the ceremony up close.
Extended members of the royal family
made up around half of the 70 guests
squeezed alongside choristers and clergy.
Across from them, Meghan’s mother Doria
Ragland sat with the bride’s closest friends,
including Amal and George Clooney, Oprah
Winfrey and Serena Williams.
In the nave, guests including David and
Victoria Beckham, Elton John, James Corden
and former prime minister John Major had
to be satisfied with the sight of the bride
walking up the aisle.
Around 200 representatives from charities Harry is associated with were invited to
watch from the cloister, and more than
1,000 other invitees shared the occasion
from inside the Windsor Castle gates.
But the celebrities made their presence
felt at the afternoon reception at St George’s
Hall in the castle grounds. All 600 wedding
guests heard speeches from Charles, Harry,
Meghan and William, and Elton John sing.
‘When Harry and Meghan came in they
stood on the podium and Prince William
introduced them,’ guest Peter Fearnhead, of
African Parks, told The Sunday Telegraph.
‘Prince Charles made a really gracious
speech; it was amazingly endearing.
‘He’s got a wonderfully dry sense of
humour. Prince Harry was charming about
Meghan, they are so clearly in love. We all
had a tear in our eye.’
Only the VVIPs were invited to Charles’s
Frogmore House home on the estate and a
sit-down dinner. Fireworks were launched at
11pm as DJ Sam Totolee – who also did Pippa
Middleton’s wedding – played the music.
The couple had left the party when it
wound down after midnight but some then
headed to the Chiltern Firehouse nightclub
in west London.
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THE DUKE OF YORK
PRINCESS BEATRICE OF YORK
PRINCESS EUGENIE OF YORK
MR JACK BROOKSBANK
MRS EMILIE VAN CUTSEM
MRS AMANDA WARD
THE QUEEN
THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH
THE EARL OF WESSEX
VISCOUNT SEVERN
THE COUNTESS OF WESSEX
THE LADY LOUISE
MOUNTBATTEN-WINDSOR
THE PRINCESS ROYAL
VICE ADMIRAL SIR TIM LAURENCE
MR PETER PHILLIPS
MRS AUTUMN PHILLIPS
MISS JESSIE WEBB
MRS ZARA TINDALL
MR MIKE TINDALL
THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER
THE DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER
THE LADY SARAH CHATTO
MR DANIEL CHATTO
MR ARTHUR CHATTO
MR SAMUEL CHATTO
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MRS CAROLYN BARTHOLOMEW
MR WILLIAM BARTHOLOMEW
MRS HEATHER DORAK
MR MATT COHEN
MRS SONIA LANE FAX
MR ED LANE FOX
MS DORIA RAGLAND
MRS BENITA LITT
MR DARREN LITT
MR GAVIN JORDAN
MRS LINDSAY JORDAN
MR NICHOLAS WALTON COLLINS
MRS AMELIA WALTON COLLINS
MISS LUCY MEADMORE
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MR BRIAN KOCINSKI
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MR ABRAHAM LEVY
MRS SILVER TREE
MRS AMAL CLOONEY
MR GEORGE CLOONEY
THE LADY CAROLYN WARREN
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Ex files: Taking aim at an emotional looking Chelsy Davy
Criimiinallly funny: George Clooney and
d wiife
Amal inspired Ocean’s Eleven parodies
Trumped you: Comparing wedding crowds to president’s inauguration
EVERYONE agreed it was a very
modern royal wedding – and so
it’s appropriate that it was marked
by a flood of tweets.
There were more than 6.6million royal wedding tweets from
10pm on Friday to 11pm on Saturday – compared with 1.8million
for William and Kate in 2011.
Targets for some of the fun
including Donald Trump, mocked
over the size of the crowd, and
Harry’s ex Chelsy Davy, who was
caught on camera looking emotional during the service.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, whose elaborate headgear at
William and Kate’s wedding went
viral, proved irresistible to some
tweeters. Others speculated on
what their famously gaffe-prone
grandfather Prince Philip would
have made of the service. Celeb-
Siister act: Sub
btlle head
dgear for priincesses Beatriice and
d Eugeniie
TOP 10
TWEETS
MOCKING MEMES PROVE POPULAR
WAY TO ENJOY THE WEDDING FUN
rity guests, including Victoria
Beckham, Pippa Middleton and
George Clooney provided opportunities for social media sharing.
‘I realised yesterday that the
banter on Twitter was such a
huge part of understanding and
Gospell trutth: Butt gaff
ffe-prone dukke didn’’t putt a foott wrong
enjoying the royal wedding,’
Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine
said yesterday – on Twitter.
And perhaps in a sign that TV is
now old tech, UK viewing figures
peaked at 18million, down on the
24million for William and Kate.
By George: Priince chharmiing
Brew ha ha: Pippa dress ch
hoiice getts canned
d
Lawn shot: President wasn’t invited to attend
Who’re you kitten: Harry and Megan look suitably surprised in a ubiquitous cute cat tweet
A pokke att Posh
h: Victtoriia Beckkham was
compared to gloomy Wednesday Addams
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CH FUN!
Aisle stand by
you: Prince
Charles escorts
bride Meghan to
waiting Harry REX
Side eyes: The
Duchess of
Cambridge
shoots a glance
at the Duchess
of Cornwall
Duc
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can’
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after
marriag
Prin
Harry
Saturda
MEGHAN’S THREE WORDS AS SHE STEPS IN
CARRIAGE ARE REVEALED BY LIP-READERS
THE three words uttered by the Duchess
of Sussex as she and husband Prince
Harry emerged from church together
have been revealed: ‘So much fun.’
That was what lip-readers believe she
said, gleefully clasping her chest, as she
and Harry sat alongside each other in
their royal carriage after the ceremony
as it started their tour of Windsor.
Just moments after exchanging vows,
the couple shared a ‘Hollywood kiss’ on
the stone steps of St George’s Chapel to
the delight of the waiting crowd. Meghan
asked her new husband: ‘Do we kiss?’ to
which he replied with a discreet ‘Yeah’,
according to lip reader Tina Lannin.
The bride’s poise and self-assurance
were by stark contrast to Harry’s evident
nervousness throughout the service,
according to body language analysts.
The prince had looked uncomfortable
and reliant on his best man and brother
Prince William for moral support while
awaiting his bride’s arrival. Harry is
thought to have asked William, ‘Is she
here?’ – only to be told, ‘No, not yet.’
They also appeared to nod towards
their late mother Diana, Princess of
Wales, with William asking whether
Harry remembered something she once
told them and the groom replying: ‘Yeah,
by AIDAN RADNEDGE
I know.’ Other tributes to Diana included
closing the ceremony with her favourite
hymn Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer,
during which Harry looked as though he
was welling up.
He was also spotted exchanging
glances with his father, the Prince of
Wales, before offering the comment:
‘Thanks, Pa.’
But while Harry fidgeted, his new bride
was the picture of serenity. Body language expert Judi James told Sky News:
‘Meghan was amazing. I looked for every
smallest sign of anxiety and nervousness – there was absolutely nothing.
‘She sat with her hand over Harry’s for
quite a bit of the service, as though she
was reassuring him.’
There were also signs of tenderness
between Harry’s eight-months-pregnant
cousin Zara and husband Mike Tindall,
seen putting a comforting hand on her
and asking: ‘You okay, baby?’
During Bishop Michael Curry’s rousing
sermon, a chuckling Duchess of Cornwall was seen exchanging glances with
the Duchess of Cambridge before Camilla
thumbed through her programme and
tried to cover any laughter with her hat.
You OK,
baby?: Harry’s
pregnant cousin
Zara is given a
tender hand by
former England
rugby star
husband Mike
Tindall WENN
14 | METRO | Monday, May 21, 2018
Fan takes a Shine (a
a
lots of selfies) to Ga
ar
BEYONCÉ
has sealed her status
as one of the most
worshipped stars on the
planet – by buying a church.
Praise Bey, indeed. The singer now
has somewhere to polish her Halo after buying
the holy site in New Orleans, claims TMZ. Bey,
36, reportedly forked out £720,000 for
the 7,500sq ft structure, said to be
more than 100 years old.
GARY BARLOW proved he had the Patieenc
of a saint when he asked a super fan to
o
join him on stage.
The Take That frontman invited
d
the lucky lady to share his piano
o
stool during a solo gig at the
London’s Palladium.
But the Shine singer, 47, joked
he regretted the decision when
she started taking selfies to
remember her Greatest Day.
‘Christ, a song has never felt so
long,’ he told the crowd, tongue-in-cheek, before telling the fan:
Greatest Day: Gary
poses
The next four minutes is for you.
you.
‘The
for a selfie with fan
C
s, take selfies.’
SWNS
spice up boys’ lives...
Howie bout it girls?
THE Backstreet Boys want
revive their rivalry
Everybody (yeah, yeah) to know they with fellow ’90s pinare up for touring with the Spice Girls. ups NSYNC. Justin
Timberlake, we hope
In fact, Howie Dorough tapped up
Sporty about the plot in person.
you’re reading this.
‘We saw Mel C in Dubai. I told her,
The band – completed by
“I’m sure you’ve heard rumours
Nick Carter, 38, Brian
about us touring
Littrell, 43, AJ McLean, 40,
and Kevin Richardson,
together.” She was
like, “You know,
46 – just dropped
we’re just
track Don’t Go
Breaking
seeing,”’ he
told GP.
My Heart,
their first
Howie,
since 2012.
44, also
hopes to
2 become 1?: Boys want to tour with Spice Girls
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GETTING CLOSER TO
SINGING WITH IDOL
SIN
R&B SUPERSTAR NE-YO TEASES ‘DREAM DUET’ WITH STEVIE WONDER
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has revealed a
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dream duet with his
iidol Stevie Wonder
has been signed,
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sealed... but not yet
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delivered.
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making a record together.
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der, 68, for him launching
a mu
usic career in the first
place. ‘He is literally one of the people
his first date with his missus. ‘I wanted
responsible for there even being a
us both to lay out all of our dirty
Ne-Yo,’ he said.
laundry, right then and there.
‘I hated my singing growing up
‘I let her know everything that
because I didn’t sound like the people
there was to know to prepare for her
my mum used to listen to.
to splash a drink in my face and walk
[Then] my mum introduced
away from the table. When it didn’t
me to Michael Jackson
happen, that’s when I knew that
and Stevie.
she was special.
‘I had to tell (Wonder)
‘That resulted in two years of
that story when I first
happy marriage so far,’ he
met him, I had to let
grinned.
him know.’
The couple are already parents
The Let Me Love
to two-year-old son Shaffer
You singer is
Chimere Smith Jr. Ne-Yo also has
expecting his second
son, Mason, six, and daughter
child with wife
Madilyn, seven, with ex-fiancée
Ne-Yo way: The US
Crystal Renay. But the
Monyetta Shaw.
singer is in talks to
R&B star, 38, almost
His new album, Good Man, is
perform with icon
made a meal out of
out on June 8.
Monday, May 21, 2018 | METRO | 15
FANS ARE ROUNDING ON RITA FOR
‘PULLING SICKIE’ AFTER AXED GIG
WITH TOM STICHBURY
RITA ORA isn’t so Hot
Right Now – after axing
a gig at the last minute on
her doctor’s orders.
Reets looked under the
weather when she
posted a video online
ap
polog
gising
g for her
in Bristol.
vised me to
rest,’ she wrote on Twitter on
Saturday. ‘I’m really sorry to
everybody that bought a ticket
tonight, I have rescheduled for
the 29th,’ she added.
But some fans accused Rita,
27, of being hungover aft
fteer she
posted a picture of herself
hours earlier out on the town
having the ‘best night ev
Love in lockdown for Into The
INTO THE ARK’S Taylor Jones was
once put on lockdown by an exgirlfriend during a messy break-up.
He said he had nowhere to run after
deciding to dump his former flame.
‘I grew some balls, “Enough is
enough,”’ Taylor told GP. ‘I try and
leave and she’s locked the front door.
‘I go to the back door – that was
locked. I even resorted to windows,
which she’d locked as well,’ he said.
After ‘about half an hour’ she let him
out, but Taylor, 20, returned with his
tail between his legs having forgotten
his phone charger.
‘She ran up the stairs and threw it at
WEEN
N O B A D B LO O D B E T
.. .
TAYLOR AND SELENA
.
Beach-a that hurt! Little Mix’s
M
Perrie is decked by chair fall
LITTLE MIX’S Perrie
Edwards is a Touch clu
fter flipping over in a dec
The Oops singer, 24, sha
T
otage of herself lying o
round, still in the chair, i
ts of giggles.
‘‘Note to self: Don’t do a
gh kick in a recliner dec
hair,’ she posted. Perrie
ater added a picture of a
mark on her back after th
mishap, writing: ‘Ouch.’
Sparkling on stage:
The pals perform in
co-ordinating outfits
at Tay’s show AP/GETTY
…MEANWHILE,
bandmate Jesy Nelson
appeared to be having
bad hair day. She aired
ttresses about her
rresses while holidaying
n the Maldives. Showing
ff her wild locks, Jesy,
6, wrote: ‘When you
6
ake up like haggred’.
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sstagram followers
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ant ‘haggard’, or was
making
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n a reference
nce to Harry Potter’s
giant pal Hagrid, a fictional character not
exactly known for his haircare regime.
rk
me,’ he laughed. Into The Ark, completed
by Dane Lloyd, 26, were runners-up on
last year’s The Voice UK. The duo’s
new single, Caroline, is out now.
16 | METRO | Monday, May 21, 2018
TALK
METRO
GOOD DEED FEED
AS a disabled person, thank you to
all who helped when I fell over near
Angel Tube at around 9.10pm last
Tuesday. And thank you to the
passenger assistance staff at
Euston and Coventry stations, who
got me to the taxi rank. Also, the
kind taxi driver who got me home.
Dr Doreen Morrison, Coventry
THANK you to whoever posted my
lost rail card on Facebook and took
it to my granddaughter’s
workplace.
Margaret, Runcorn
THANK you to the kind stranger
who pushed me and my car to
safety off the M8 near Edinburgh
last Wednesday morning. I was so
scared I couldn’t think what to do
when it conked out! Nicola, Stirling
BIG thanks to Maria who was
travelling to work at Victoria on the
Tube but who changed her route to
help me hobble to change Tubes
and get on escalators. She stuck
with me until I reached
Westminster. My sprained ankle
hurt a lot but I made the meeting!
Gill, Haringey
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I chose to ‘man up’... it worked
■ Dave, Glasgow (MetroTalk, Fri),
the phrase ‘man up’ shouldn’t
exacerbate men’s mental health at
all! I have been on countless types
of medication for depression but
eventually chose to ‘man up’ and
become stronger mentally. The
reason I think suicide is on the rise
is down to social media and soaps
going for the shock factor, which
makes things worse. Mike, Cheshire
■ Agreed with Dave saying it is
wrong to use the phrase ‘man up’. I
turned the page to read Kay Burley
in Sixty Seconds and what does
she say in her first paragraph? You
guessed it.
Jo, London
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Govia has a point
about punctuality
BUT RAIL GIANT IS LACKING COMPASSION FOR DISABLED
■ The story about Govia Thameslink
Railway (GTR) staff told ‘not to help’
disabled passengers makes a good
headline (Metro, Fri). But the reality is
that, if you are there in plenty of time,
there’s no problem. Late passengers
cause late trains, and holding a train at
one station makes it late for the next.
Airlines don’t tolerate it but railways
are expected to and people running
for trains leads to injury or worse.
Alex, Bristol
■ There should be no positive or
negative discrimination; if you are late
(whether you have one leg or two)
don’t expect the train and its
passengers to wait. Many have
onward journeys and rely on prompt
departure to make connections. If you
need more time, or need assistance,
arrive earlier or get a later train. If you
can’t live with that, get a taxi.
Will B, Storrington, West Sussex
■ GTR-owned Southern does it again.
A company that has never concerned
itself with its customers shows what
it really thinks of the people who it
should really be helping to get out and
about. Totally discriminatory. Strip
them of their franchise.
Miles, Lewes
No waiting:
N
iti O
Our reportt on FFriday
id
■ Typical of rail union RMT to distort
the truth for a cheap shot at a
company they could not break.
A Cook, East Sussex
■ The disabled cannot be blamed for
delaying trains that are not accessible.
GTR needs to work with the them to
ensure their service works for all.
Sam Buckley, Business Disability
Forum, London
■ I am disgusted by GTR’s attitude to
passengers. Rail users are so often
treated like cattle; now it seems there
is no compassion or natural humanity
to be invoked either. They should lose
their franchise.
Julia C Sims, Cardiff
■ My wife is a wheelchair user. With
this new directive, does this mean
people like her will be treated like
third-class citizens? Will they miss
trains and not being able to get off at
their destination? I hope not.
Geoff Hall, Croydon
Monday, May 21, 2018 | METRO | 17
MEGHAN’S MUM DID INCREDIBLY WELL
@MetroUKNews @MetroFeatures @metrosportHQ
RUSH -HOUR CRUSH
LOVE is all around us, as shown by the messages left by our commuter
cupids. Are they talking about you? And please tell us if you get together!
HOT bearded guy seen texting by the
Bishopsgate exit at Liverpool Street
station. Not just a generic hipster.
Fancy a beer or tea sometime?
Blonde Pokémon Fan, Norfolk
TO the good-looking man always
dressed in red on the Victoria line,
who gets off at King’s Cross. You
talking of fishing; I’d like to take you
up the lake one day! Tanya, London
SAW you on the No.82 Speke bus
about 3pm last Tuesday wearing
white trousers, grey cardigan with
fair hair and sunglasses so I could
not see if you were looking at me!
Coffee?
Older Guy With
Glasses Opposite
ASIAN lady, glasses, standing on the
Stratford line to Birmingham. Let me
have your number.
Bret,
Birmingham
BLONDE on the 8.57pm from
Marylebone last Wednesday.
I unwittingly said hi ten seconds
before your stop at Chalfont! Trip into
London? Guy In Shorts, Amersham
CURLY-HAIRED beauty on TfL Rail on
Wednesday morning, you were on a
school run, I was on a work run. You
turned and we smiled at each other.
Fancy running into each other again?
Black Guy, Back Of Train, London
TO the blond guy opposite on the
District line. I got on at Bank and off
at Sloane Square. We had some flirty
smiles and looks but that was it!
Would love to see you again! Meet
again? Brunette, Long Hair, White
Jeans, Blue Blazer And Heels,
Newspaper In Hand, London
Text CRUSH followed by your
Rush-Hour Crush, name and where
you live to 65700. Standard
network charge applies
AND ANOTHER THING...
Great in green: The bride’s mother Doria Ragland at Harry and Meghan’s wedding AP
n Doria Ragland was the quiet star of the royal wedding! Her pale green
get-up just hit the right note on a wonderful day. And she must have
been so proud to see her daughter Meghan walk up the aisle at Windsor.
Mavis, Aylesbury
Just a shame at times she seemed all alone.
n I don’t think the issue is Kim
Kardashian’s slimming lollipops
(MetroTalk, Fri), it’s the sad fact she has
111million followers! What a sad
shallow world we live in where people
follow these vacuous ‘celebs’ and think
they’re something to aspire to.
Dave Barlow, Hampshire
n Another victim in the deaths of two
small boys... now their father Reece
Platt-May has taken his life after they
were killed by Robert Brown, who
mowed them down then drove off
(Metro, Fri). Three victims and yet this
excuse for a man only got a nine-year
sentence? What kind of justice is that?
His sentence should be reviewed and
extended to life. Feeling furious!
Susan, Derby
n Judges forcing people to stay
married (Metro, Fri)? Is that who they
think they are? Tini Owens has been
married for 40 years! She doesn’t want
to stay married to this man any longer.
It is her life and her decision. She
should not have to convince judges
and her husband. Unbelievable,
especially as celebrities can get
divorced easily enough. Jen, London
Was it difficult to go from
acting and directing to writing
a book about your life with
animals?
I found writing the book easy
because I write as I talk, and then I go
back over it very carefully removing
all the F-words because I want
children to read it!
What’s one of your favourite
stories from the book?
SIXTY
SECONDS
Years ago we were rescuing animals
and sending them back to the wild,
and one of them was this large
female lioness that was roaming
With Brian Blessed
loose in my house [in south-west
London]. I completely forgot that
You grew up in Yorkshire
adventures. He says, ‘You’re going to
the plumber had come to adjust
with Patrick Stewart…
the Antarctic – you’re going to die!’
the boiler until I heard screams.
We’ve been friends since
and I say, ‘I’m not going to die, you
We rushed downstairs and
he was nine and I was
silly sod!’ We used to go climbing
the lion had him pinned
11. He’s always been
together but I stopped going with him
against the wall, licking
terrified I’m going to
20 years ago because he’s a great actor
his face. The poor man
Childhood
pal:
die on one of my
but not a great climber.
was petrified!
Patrick Stewart
THE THESPIAN AND
ADVENTURER, 81,
ON AVALANCHES,
TALKING SEX WITH
THE DALAI LAMA
AND ASKING TO
‘BUY’ CAMILLA
INTERVIEW BY AMANDA CABLE
Any more plans to
scale Mount Everest?
I plan to climb Everest
again in two years, when I’ll
be 84. It sounds like Victoria
Pendleton nearly lost her
life there recently. It’s lethal
up there with the lack of
atmospheric pressure but
although I have never used
oxygen, I fortunately have a gift
of survival. If something goes
wrong on Everest, they have to get you
down on makeshift stretchers.
Have you ever thought you
were going to die?
On Everest in autumn 1993 we had the
worst conditions ever and avalanches
were coming down either side of us at
200 miles an hour. I kept shouting at the
mountain, ‘Please stop it!’ Trust me,
mate – you call for your mother!
Did you really ask the Dalai
Lama about sex?
We were both the same age, 55, when
we met. I said, ‘I’m still as randy as ever
but how do you manage without sex?’
His translator said, ‘Nobody asks his
holiness questions like that!’ but the
Dalai Lama replied, ‘I do sometimes think
of a beautiful woman and then I chant
my mantras and take a cold shower. It’s
practical, you see, Brian!’
I was asked to say
‘Gordon’s alive’ halfway
up Kilimanjaro and
in the Antarctic
REX
18 | METRO | Monday, May 21, 2018
mind if I drank your tea and you drank
mine?’ She roared with laughter.
How did you wind up doing
judo holds with Putin?
Did you really ask Prince Charles
if you could ‘buy’ Camilla?
I did 800 hours of cosmonaut training
[at Space City in Moscow], and Putin did
come in and watch one day, and I found
him a nice guy. He was very charming.
But although I did judo in my youth, the
stories that we did judo holds together
are exaggerated. I much prefer him to
Donald Trump, though!
It was Christmas and she came to the
theatre for a children’s charity event.
I was outrageous. I was Santa and
I roared, ‘Come on, young Camilla, on to
my knee!’ Then Prince Charles rang. He
said, ‘Are you with my wife?’ and I said,
‘I am, and I want to work out a price to
buy her!’ He replied, ‘You can have her
for nothing!’ Now when I see Camilla she
dodges behind a chair to avoid me…
Your role as Prince Vultan in
Flash Gordon spawned two of
the most famous words in
movie history…
Do you like a quiet life?!
I’m happiest at home, walking
People still stop me around
my seven dogs in peace and
the world asking me to say
quiet. The only actor I really
‘Gordon’s alive!’ I was
know is Kenneth Branagh
asked to say it halfway
and we have a father-son
up Kilimanjaro and in
relationship. He is the
the Antarctic a Russian
father and I am the son. We
submarine burst through the
go for long walks. He talks
ice. The admiral said in a thick
and I listen.
accent: ‘It’s him! Please say
.Outrageous: Brian.
“Gordon’s alive!”’ I’m asked to
.teased Camilla. Your voice is on
TomTom satnav
shout it down people’s phones all
systems... do you listen to your
the time. Royalty and Eskimos have asked
own directions?
me. It’s a cry for freedom and happiness.
Apparently people are falling asleep
And Agatha Christie was a pal...
behind the wheel so I was told to keep
I met Agatha at the Nottingham Rep
them laughing. I recorded all the
Playhouse, where I worked after drama
information but with animal noises and
school. We became friends and one day
yodelling to make it fun. So now, yes, I
she told me about one particular poison,
listen to myself when I need directions!
saying, ‘It’s lovely. If you administer it, it
The Panther In My Kitchen by
takes eight weeks to work but leaves no
Brian Blessed (Pan) is out now
trace.’ I paused and said, ‘Would you
Monday, May 21, 2018 | METRO | 19
IN BRIEF
Hancock pledges
online laws after
tech firms snub
LAWS are to be introduced to tame the
internet’s ‘wild west’ and make Britain
the ‘safest place in the world’ online, culture secretary Matt Hancock has said.
It comes after he admitted the government does not have the power it needs
over social media firms after ten out of
14 firms snubbed his request for talks.
Mr Hancock told the BBC that big
names such as Facebook, Google and
Twitter ‘get all of the press, they get all
of the complaints’ but smaller brands
who did not attend the meeting ‘have
over a million on their site’.
He said on The Andrew Marr Show he
wants ‘to get to a position’ where all
users of social media have to have their
MPs slam £1.7m pay of
disability cars boss
THE £1.7million pay package of
the chief executive of a business
that supplies cars to the disabled
is ‘unacceptable’, say MPs.
Motability Operations’ Mike
Betts has had a 78 per cent rise
in nine years – despite running a
taxpayer-backed monopoly, the
work and pensions and treasury
committees have found.
by SAM LISTER
age verified. Proposals to impose an
industry-wide levy on social media firms
to fund measures dealing with online
harm were outlined last year.
A code of practice to tackle bullying,
intimidating or humiliating content and
a regular internet safety transparency
report could be included in legislation
expected to be outlined in the autumn.
Four in ten people experience abuse
online and six in ten see inappropriate
content, a report last year found.
Barnardo’s chief executive Javed Khan
urged ministers to ‘end the era of technology self-regulation’.
May heralds use of AI
to spot cancer early
ARTIFICIAL intelligence is to be
used to help stop 22,000 cancer
deaths a year by 2033, the prime
minister is to announce.
Theresa May will say in
Macclesfield that medical records
and information about habits and
genetics, will be cross-referenced
with national data to spot those
at an early stage of cancer.
‘Taming the
wild west’:
Culture
secretary
Matt
Hancock on
the Andrew
Marr Show
JEFF OVERS/BBC/PA
‘Car crash TV’ jibe as Labour MP defends border views
A LABOUR frontbencher has come under
fire after a ‘car crash’ television interview
in which he was pressed about the Irish
border issue after Brexit.
Shadow international trade secretary
Barry Gardiner (pictured) faced questions
over comments made to a private audience
as he appeared on The Andrew Marr Show.
Emma Barnett, hosting the BBC One
programme, quoted him as saying that
people were ‘playing up’ the border for
political reasons. Asked if he stood by the
remark, Mr Gardiner replied that it was
‘extremely difficult’ to see the Irish economy
withstanding cross-border controls.
Ms Barnett then asked: ‘Which Barry
Gardiner is the truth? The one that speaks
in private or the one that is on television
now?’ The MP replied: ‘Sometimes you have
conversations in private, and the reason ... is
because you can advance thinking. If all you
ever do is stick by the given line, you’d never
actually advance it.’ Carrie Symonds, the
Conservatives’ director of communications,
tweeted: ‘Total car crash for Barry Gardiner
on #Marr. Refusing to answer the questions
and now he’s getting very tetchy.’
How your home could
soon out-smart you...
THE home of the future will be
able to tell its owners’ moods and
even if they are hungry, as smart
household devices analyse
biometric data. It could also save
your life, thanks to the likes of
smart toilets that analyse your
waste. Many more possibilities
will be unveiled during Smart
Home Week, which starts today.
Monday, May 21, 2018 | METRO | 21
Hugh won’t know where to look in this saucy scandal
T
HERE are lines in A Very
English Scandal that could
make the unsuspecting go
a little weak at the knees.
Picture, for example, Hugh
Grant in the bedroom, manfully
barking the instruction ‘just hop on
to all fours, that’s a good chap – that
always works best don’t you think?’
Phew Hugh, don’t spare the blushes.
There, in a nutshell, you have the
masterstroke of this jaunty, highly
entertaining account of the Jeremy
Thorpe and Norman Scott affair that
rocked 1970s politics: the casting of
Hugh Grant. It’s kicked up a fuss of
its own: not only does Scott, played
by Ben Whishaw, dispute the way the
relationship is depicted but
questions hang over how Grant,
zealous defender of privacy against
Blush-blush
affair: Hugh
Grant as the
disgraced 1970s
MP Jeremy Thorpe
PICTURE: LUDOVIC
ROBERT/BBC
Cannes used
by Weinstein
for ‘hunting’
says actress
Signing off:
Asia Argento,
left, condemns
Weinstein’s
activities at
festival’s
closing
speech as film
jury member
Ava DuVernay
listens GETTY
ITALIAN actress Asia Argento has told
audiences at the Cannes Film Festival
that Harvey Weinstein will ‘never be
welcomed here ever again’.
Argento, who was one of the first
actresses to go public with accusations
against the disgraced movie mogul, also
took aim at the film industry.
In a powerful speech at the closing
ceremony, the 42-year-old said: ‘In 1997 I
was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at
Cannes. I was 21. This festival was his
hunting ground.
‘Even tonight, sitting among you, there
are those who have still to be held
accountable for their conduct against
women. You know who you are. But most
importantly we know who you are. And
we’re not going allow you to get away
with it any longer.’ She added that she
by JOE NERSSESSIAN
wanted to make a prediction that Weinstein ‘will never be welcomed here ever
again. He will live in disgrace, shunned
by a film community that once embraced
him and covered up for his crimes’.
In a later post on Twitter, she wrote:
‘This is the speech I wrote and spoke out
loud tonight at Cannes. For all the brave
women who came forward denouncing
their predators, and for all the brave
women who will come forward in the
future. We got the power #MeToo.’
Weinstein, 66, has ‘unequivocally
denied’ all allegations of non-consensual
sex. A lawyer representing him said
Argento’s claims were completely false
and they had been in a ‘consensual relationship’.
REVIEW
A Very English Scandal,
BBC1
HHHHH
by KEITH WATSON
press intrusion, has the front to star
in a show where invasion of privacy
is its driving force. Grant’s an actor,
he’s playing a role, let’s not conflate
the two. But casting every woman’s
former fantasy-bit-of-smooth as the
closeted Liberal leader whose
dalliance with stable lad/model Scott
wrecked his career gives this threepart drama, how shall I put it? Edge.
Grant’s Thorpe is charismatic
company yet essentially deeply sad,
a stranger even to himself. It’s a very
English kind of suffering.
METRO BITES
■ A PENSIONER will appear before
magistrates charged with an 85year-old woman’s murder. Paul
Prause, 65, was remanded after
Rosina Coleman’s body was found
in Romford, east London, last week.
■ A BENTLEY driver has been
banned for a year for doing
154mph on the M3 near
Basingstoke. Stephen Hirst of
Shalden, Hampshire, admitted
speeding at Aldershot
magistrates’ court.
■ A SEASIDE school has begun
surfing classes – after headteacher
Mark Lloyd made the ‘unbelievable’
finding some pupils at Goonhavern
primary in Perranporth, Cornwall,
had never been to the beach.
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METRO BITES
■ EBOLA has now claimed 26 lives
in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo. Four new cases in Equateur
province were confirmed yesterday
as president Joseph Kabila raised
emergency funding to £2.9million.
■ A CEASEFIRE between Syrian
troops and Daesh in the south of
Damascus was holding yesterday,
amid reports some fighters were
allowed to leave. Buses carrying
them were reportedly seen pulling
out of a refugee camp in Yarmouk.
■ DONALD TRUMP welcomed his
wife back to the White House after
kidney surgery – by misspelling her
name. The US president tweeted:
‘Melanie is feeling and doing really
well.’ He later corrected it to Melania.
BORIS MANATEESES
THAT THIS SEA COW
LOOKS LIKE AN MP
BORIS JOHNSON fed a manatee during a trip
to the Amazon rainforest and said it reminded
him of an MP – but he refused to say who.
Mr Johnson met the slow-moving creatures,
also known as sea cows, during a visit to the
Amazon Rescue Centre near Iquitos, Peru.
He was the first UK foreign secretary in
more than half a century to visit the country
as he started his whistlestop five-day tour of
Latin America.
And at nearby Santa Marta school, when
children performed a dance to a pounding
drumbeat, Mr Johnson took the hand of
infant class teacher Adriana Pinedo, twirling
her round to cheers from her pupils.
The visit is part of a drive for closer trade
links with South American states after Brexit.
Going swimmingly:
Boris Johnson
feeds manatees
rescued from illegal
trafficking near
Iquitos in Peru PA
Cougar kills
cyclist as his
injured pal
raises alarm
Remote
trail: Police
near to
where
the cougar
struck, in
only the
second fatal
cougar
attack in
94 years AP
A COUGAR attacked and killed a cyclist
out on a weekend mountain-biking trip
with a friend near Seattle.
The other man, who was attacked first,
managed to escape, cycling for two miles
until he reached a spot where he could
get a phone signal to raise the alarm.
When police arrived on the scene half
an hour later, the cougar was standing
over the 32-year-old dead man’s body.
Deputies shot at the animal but missed
and it ran off. It was several more hours
before they finally found it up a tree near
Snoqualmie, about 30 miles from the
city, and shot it dead.
The injured man, 31, is said to be in a
satisfactory condition in hospital after
the attack on Saturday. Neither victim has been
named by authorities.
Sgt Ryan Abbott, of
King County Sheriff’s
Office, said when the
cougar attacked the
first cyclist, his friend
turned and started
to run away.
‘The cougar saw
that and went after
the second victim,’ he
said. ‘The first victim
saw his friend being
pulled away by the cou-
by JOEL TAYLOR
gar and he got on his bike and started
to bike away.’
Sgt Abbott said rescuers took about 30
minutes to locate the second victim, who
was dead with the cougar standing on
top of him.
‘The deputies shot at him and spooked
him, and he ran off,’ he said. Rescuers
had to wait to retrieve the dead man’s
body while the cougar was hunted with
tracker dogs.
In the end, the cat was found about
200 yards away and killed by officers of
Washington state’s fish and wildlife
police department, according to The
Seattle Times website.
Rich Beausoleil, the state’s bear
and cougar specialist, said it was
only the second fatal cougar
attack in the state in the last
94 years. ‘But it’s one too many,’
he added.
Cougars, also known as mountain lions and pumas, are a
protected species. Each year,
the
state
allows 250
cougars to
be hunted
and killed
in 50 designated zones.
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Safety fears over airline
owner of doomed plane
AN AIRLINE charter company, whose
39-year-old Boeing 737 crashed in Cuba
killing 110 people, had allegedly been the
subject of two serious complaints about
its crews in the past decade.
The Damojh airlines plane, rented to
Cuba’s national carrier Cubana de Aviacion when it crashed near Havana on Friday, was banned from Guyana’s airspace
last year after authorities discovered its
crew overloading luggage on flights.
In one instance, suitcases were found
stored in the plane’s toilet.
Retired pilot Ovidio Martinez Lopez,
who flew for Cubana for 40 years, wrote
in a Facebook post that another plane
rented from the Mexican airline briefly
dropped off radar in 2010 or 2011.
As a result, Cuban officials suspended
a captain and co-pilot for ‘serious techni-
by MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
cal knowledge issues’, and the country’s
aviation security authority issued a formal recommendation that Cubana stop
renting planes and crews from Damojh,
he wrote. ‘There are many flight attendants and security personnel who refused
to fly with this airline,’ he added.
‘On this occasion, the recommendation
was overlooked and they rented from
them again.’
The National Civil Aviation Authority
in Mexico said it would audit Damojh to
see if its ‘current operating conditions
continue meeting regulations’.
Investigators have recovered the jet’s
‘black box’ voice recorder and granted a
US request for a visit from Boeing.
Damojh has declined to comment.
Hot stuff: Kilauea
volcano spewed
out more molten
lava on Big Island
at the weekend
MARIO TAMA/GETTY
Fresh eruptions of molten lava
threaten more homes in Hawaii
A HUGE stream of lava blocked a
highway in Hawaii yesterday, cutting
off an escape route for people who had
stayed behind.
The flow of molten material had
changed direction, destroying four
homes and setting off brush fires. Those
stranded had to be airlifted to safety.
One homeowner had his leg shattered
when he was hit by a lava splatter while
sitting on his third-floor balcony. A
spokesman for the mayor’s office said
even a small splatter can kill.
Since Kilauea volcano began erupting
on Big Island earlier this month, 40
properties have been destroyed and
2,000 people have fled their homes. The
change of direction was caused by fresh
eruptions of hot lava, creating a wide
flow moving at up to 300 yards an hour.
Arming teachers ‘best way to tackle school shooters’
THE lieutenant governor of Texas yesterday called for teachers to be armed with
guns following Friday’s high school shooting in Santa Fe that left ten people
dead. Dan Patrick told CNN: ‘When you’re facing an active shooter, the best way
to take that shooter down is with a gun. Even better than that is four to five
guns to one.’ He added that reducing the number of school entrances would
also offer protection. A 17-year-old student is being held on murder charges.
Wreckage:
Investigators
sift through
the remains of
the Boeing 737
that crashed in
a field near
Havana AP
Maduro set to win vote
in crisis-hit Venezuela
VENEZUELAN president Nicolás
Maduro was expected to win a
second six-year term in
yesterday’s election, despite a
worsening crisis in which food
is scarce and inflation rampant.
Polls show Venezuelans
blame Mr Maduro for their
troubles but he is likely to win
due to a boycott of the election
by his main rivals.
Mr Maduro ended his
campaign blaming the crisis on
a US-backed ‘economic war’.
He urged Venezuelans to
‘move forward together with
love and take back our
homeland. A historic victory
awaits us’, he said.
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Luton top of airports
list for longest delays
THE worst UK airports for flight
punctuality have been revealed
– with passengers at Luton
having the longest delays.
Departures from the
Bedfordshire airport were an
average of 20 minutes late last
year. Gatwick recorded the
second worst punctuality
performance followed by Jersey
and Durham Tees Valley, Press
Association analysis of Civil
Aviation Authority data found.
The ranking takes into
account every scheduled and
charter flight from 25 airports.
Heathrow, the UK’s busiest
airport, was top with planes 11
minutes late on average.
IT’S IN-SEINE!
35MPH ‘UBER’
WATER TAXI
A PROTOTYPE of
an all-electric
high-speed water
taxi skims the
surface of the
Seine in Paris.
Sailor Alain
Thébault and
windsurfer
Anders Bringdal
have raised
£7million to
develop the
Seabubbles
hydrofoil boat
which has a top
speed of 35mph.
They hope to
win permission
to run an Uberstyle service in
the French
capital with trials
due this summer.
Abramovich
visa troubles
as MPs blast
Kremlin cash
CHELSEA owner Roman Abramovich
was notably absent when his club won
the FA cup on Saturday.
According to the Financial Times, the
Russian oligarch cannot enter the country as he is awaiting the renewal of his
UK visa. It comes at a time of increased
tensions between Russia and the West
since the UK blamed the Kremlin for the
Salisbury nerve agent attack.
So far there is nothing to say Mr
Abramovich’s visa situation is linked. A
spokesman for the Moscow-based businessman (pictured) said it was a private
matter and there would be no comment.
His absence comes as MPs today
accuse the government of risking
national security by continuing to turn
‘a blind eye’ to Russian ‘dirty money’
coming to the City of London.
The commons foreign affairs
committee said it was ‘business
as usual’ for cronies of Russian
president
Vladimir
Putin.
When they challenged foreign
BUSINESS BITES
by MATT McGEEHAN
secretary Boris Johnson, he appeared to
suggest ‘there was no real role for government in this process,’ the MPs’ hardhitting report said.
Despite ‘the strong rhetoric’ after double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned in Salisbury
with a suspected nerve agent, ‘president
Putin and his allies have been able to
continue “business as usual” by hiding
and laundering their corrupt assets in
London,’ the report said.
The committee called on the
government to work with US
and EU allies to crack down on
individuals and entities used
by the Kremlin to carry out
‘acts of aggression’ – including
disinformation, destabilising neighbouring
states
and
foreign assassinations.
n CARROT prices are rocketing after
a slump in crops from southern
Europe, trade magazine The Grocer
reports. Wholesale prices are up by
more than half on last year after
heavy rain hit the harvest in Spain.
n HOUSE prices have hit a record
high average of £308,075, says
property website Rightmove. Asking
prices in May rose £2,343 – or 0.8
per cent. But London and the southeast saw falls of 0.2 and 0.1 per cent.
n THE number of retailers entering
insolvency rose seven per cent to
1,071 in the past year. Stores faced
higher costs as sales at the top 20
e-commerce sites leapt 23 per cent
to £8.4billion, said law firm RPC.
n HALF of UK manufacturers remain
concerned about their ability to recruit
skilled staff post Brexit. Almost one in
eight reported an increase in EU
workers leaving their businesses in the
past year, industry body EEF reports.
n AN observatory is set to be built
on St Martin’s in the Isles of Scilly
which has some of the darkest skies
in England. It is hoped the
observatory will be a new centre of
astro-tourism and learning.
TOURIST RATES
Australia (A$)........................................................................1.70
Canada (C$)...........................................................................1.65
Euro (€)..................................................................................1.09
New Zealand (NZ$)..............................................................1.82
Poland (zloty).......................................................................4.31
Singapore ($)........................................................................1.69
South Africa (rand)............................................................15.92
US ($)......................................................................................1.29
ESCAPE
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TRAVEL
SECTION
OF THE
YEAR
ROMANCE SPECIAL!
See inside for daring
holidates, dreamy
chateaux and more
ROYALLY
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HONEYMOONS
NICK BOULOS PICKS SOME TOP SPOTS FOR HARRY AND MEGHAN TO GO ON THEIR HONEYMOON
Continued on Page 26 »
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ITALY
This is where we’d
» Continued from Page 25
Namibia
Harry’s love of southern Africa is
well-documented. He has already
taken Meghan to neighbouring
Botswana – a country he first
visited more than 20 years ago –
and this land of towering paprikared sand dunes and vast wildlife
reserves is the firm favourite for
Harry and Meghan’s first foreign
foray as husband and wife.
It’s easy to see why. Offering
adventure and rugged romance by
the bucketload, Namibia is full of
wild experiences, from spotting
desert lions to meeting nomadic
tribes and soaring over infinite
plains in a hot-air balloon.
The love nest: Set to open on June 1,
the new Shipwreck Lodge (doubles
from £596 per person per night,
shipwrecklodge.com.na), located on
the banks of the Hoarusib River,
overlooks the swelling Atlantic
Ocean. The main wooden structure
and its shipwrecked shaped cabins
pay tribute to the numerous vessels
that have run aground in the
perilous waters.
Mexico
For a honeymoon that’s hotter than
a Jalisco pepper, it has to be Mexico.
It is one of Meghan’s favourite
destinations and where her rarelyout-of-the-news father currently
resides, so she may be keen to show
off its warmth and diversity to
Harry. Boasting sublime spots on
both the Caribbean and Pacific
coasts, the royal twosome have
plenty of options. While mere
mortals crowd the popular resorts
of Tulum and Puerto Vallarta, a
quiet and refreshing alternative is
Zihuatanejo – north-west of
Acapulco – a paradise that has
unknown places like Playas Las
Gatas, said to be named after the
wildcats that stalk the nearby jungle.
Or they could explore the jungles,
towns and Mayan ruins of the sultry
Yucatan Peninsula, home to rich
artists, ceramicists and designers,
and plenty of places to hide.
The love nest: Boho-cool perfumer
Coqui Coqui has a collection of
stylish hideaways in both French
Polynesia and four within the
Yucatan Peninsula in Coba, Izamal,
Valladolid and Mérida, the last of
which has just one opulent room
above the perfumeria. The L’Epicerie
Suite (from £289 per night,
coquicoqui.com) is a stylish – and
suitably private – mix of antique
tiles, towering ceilings, plaster walls,
a private rooftop pool, an iron fourposter bed and two freestanding
French bathtubs.
NAMIBIA
Italy
Could the Amalfi Coast, an Italian
classic, be the desired choice?
Meghan has already spent time on
Europe’s most fabled stretch of
coast, where pastel-coloured and
matchbox-like houses tumble down
the steep cliffs towards the sea.
The rebellious royals may be
tempted with a honeymoon that’s
slightly different to the norm.
Perhaps they will explore the coast,
towns, hilltop churches and islands
on a sailing holiday aboard a fivestar tall ship. With Harry at the
helm (he’s a dab hand with a tiller),
the fully staffed and aptly named
Royal Clipper – think fine dining
and brass and mahogany fittings
in the cabins – departs from near
Rome and takes in Palmarola,
Sorrento and Amalfi (seven nights
from £1,610, excluding flights,
destinology.co.uk).
The love nest: After a week at sea,
the loved-up couple would do well
to spend a couple of heavenly
nights at the Belmond Hotel Caruso
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Heavenly: The marina at
Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast
PHILIPPINES
CLASSY KIT FOR REGAL RETREATS
Insulated S’Well water bottle in pink
topaz £35, moveyourframe.com
Silk eye mask by Slip
£45, net-a-porter.com
Cinnamon & Burnt Orange
luxury lip balm
£20, Bali Balm, balibalm.com
Laid-back: The Amanpulo, Palawan
NEVIS
Liberty London passport
holder in Iphis Canvas
£75, libertylondon.com
Cashmere Iris & Ink
track pants
£135, theoutnet.com
Inflatable
neck pillow
with hood
Muji, £29.95,
muji.eu
Cosy: Montpelier Plantation, Nevis
go, Meghan…
(doubles from £734 for two nights,
Belmond.com), with vaulted and
frescoed ceilings, sweeping terraces, 51
individually designed rooms set in an
11th-century clifftop palazzo perched
above the town of Ravello.
Nevis
Known for its laid-back vibe and sense
of privacy that many of the other
Caribbean islands lack, the tiny tropical
speck that is Nevis – located west of
Antigua and smaller than Jersey – could
tick every box for Harry and Meghan.
It wouldn’t be the first time the prince
has holidayed here. He spent time here
as a boy with his mum and big brother
when Princess Diana sought an escape
as her divorce from Prince Charles
played out.
What’s there to do? Beyond the
beaches, there are quiet villages and
sugar-cane plantations to explore and
sundowners to drink. Don’t miss the
famous Killer Bee cocktail at Sunshine’s
Beach Bar. Jay-Z and his own Killer B,
Beyoncé, have been known to stop by.
The love nest: The island’s most genteel
MEXICO
Stylish: Coqui Coqui, Mexico
place is the Montpelier Plantation
(doubles from £111 montpeliernevis.com),
a historic hilltop hideaway that dates to
1687. Family-run with just 19 rooms, it is
centred on the ruins of a 300-year-old
sugar mill. Diana had room 15, while
Meryl Streep has enjoyed the comfort of
the Garden Suite.
The Philippines
Perhaps the royals will head east? On
her now defunct blog, Meghan has
made no secret of the fact that she
longs to visit the Philippines. And with
7,107 tropical islands, this overlooked
archipelago is prime honeymoon
territory.
Palawan, often described as the most
beautiful island in the world, would be
a safe bet. The long slither of land that
juts down towards Borneo offers the
archetypal honeymoon experience:
swaying palms, powder-white beaches
and not a soul in sight. But this is much
more than a place to simply fly, flop
and… (use your imagination).
There are plenty of hiking trails
and the Puerto-Princesa Subterranean
River National Park, sprinkled with
caves that shelter monitor lizards and
monkeys that feast on crabs, is great for
an exploration.
The love nest: They will certainly feel
at home at Amanpulo hotel (doubles
from £815, aman.com). Part of the
Cuyo archipelago, to the north-east of
Palawan, the resort’s open-plan casitas
are modelled on native bahay kubo
(traditional dwellings) with pebblewashed walls, hammocks and direct
access to the beach.
Thinking of going yourself? If you
have a hefty royal budget, you can play
prince and princess and arrive in style
by helicopter.
Ila Apothecary
No.9 Protective
Aura Day Cream
£37, ilapothecary.com
Bose QuietComfort
noise cancelling
wireless headphones
£329.95, bose.co.uk
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A KITSCH LOOK
AT RUSSIA’S PAST
Designed In The USSR: 19501989 is a kitsch collection of 350
mundane products and graphics
from the Moscow Design
Museum. The new tome from
Phaidon showcases surprising
Soviet design flair, including a
Saturn-shaped vacuum cleaner
and magazine covers from a
defunct design publication.
£24.95, phaidon.com
LACROIX AND KLIMT ON
SHOW IN PARIS HOTSPOT
Hotel du Petit Moulin, a cult spot in the Marais
with a boulangerie facade and interiors by
Christian Lacroix, has launched a new
overnight package that includes tickets to
Paris’s first digital art centre. Atelier des
Lumières opened last month featuring 120
video projectors that create an immersive
exhibition experience, currently devoted to
Austrian painter Gustav Klimt.
£213 per night, hotelpetitmoulinparis.com
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THE USSR, LACROIX
& A JUNGLE BUBBLE
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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT IN A MAURITIAN BUBBLE
A night in a dreaming bubble may
sound familiar but Off The Map Travel
wants to whisk you to Mauritius,
where it has launched a new six-day
Bubble Lodge & Beaches itinerary
that includes two nights in a
transparent tent in the Bois Cheri
jungle. Before you sleep, an
astronomer will guide you through
the celestial sky.
£1,395 (excluding flights),
offthemap.travel
A PARADISE
FOR FOODIES
High-end operator Black
Tomato has crafted new
epicurean itineraries with
notable chefs. The Tasting
Notes journeys take
place in Spain, Slovenia,
Australia, Argentina and
Peru, which includes a
visit to a pisco distillery
in the Sacred Valley
beloved of chef Virgilio
Martínez (below).
From £3,950,
blacktomato.com
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CROSS HER
HEART
by Sarah Pinborough
(HarperCollins)
###$$
Sarah Pinborough’s
thrillers aren’t so much stories as
high-speed chases through garish
funhouses. This one, featuring
several cases of mistaken identity,
a childhood crime that won’t be
buried and at least one completely
deranged female out for revenge,
is like going five rounds in a
boxing ring, each bonkers plot
development another punch to
the solar plexus that leaves you
exhausted – but still you stagger
back for more.
With its chapters switching
between the perspectives of
three women, it lacks the
supernatural element of
Pinborough’s debut but, as the
pace ramps up, it’s scarcely any
more plausible. Not the point, of
course. Great dumb fun. CA
in association with
From quirky to workaday
BOOK
REVIEWS
A SHOUT
IN THE RUINS
by Kevin Powers
(Sceptre) ###$$
It’s perhaps no
accident that Donald
Trump’s rise to power in the US
has been met by a wave of novels
tackling the legacy of slavery.
Powers, whose prize-winning
debut The Yellow Birds drew on
his time serving in Iraq, adds to
the list with this taxing historical
narrative set in his native Virginia.
It follows a mutilated slave, Rawls,
whose tale alternates with that of
an elderly black man, George,
investigating his origins after the
building of a new road forces him
from his home in 1956.
While the set-up is ambitious,
you feel Powers, despite plainly
good intentions, never figured
out what he hoped to achieve –
and his gushy, grandiose style
does the story no favours.
ANTHONY CUMMINS
Sulk fiction: Healey’s followup to her promising debut
focuses on a sullen teenager
SHUTTERSTOCK
E
MMA Healey announced
herself as a writer of rare
idiosyncratic promise with
her best-selling and
award-winning debut
Elizabeth Is Missing, about
a woman descending into
dementia.
Healey’s clearly got a thing
for characters who are
present and yet also absent:
her highly anticipated
follow-up is about a
depressive 15-yearold girl who
disappears for four
days while on an
art holiday with
her mother and
WHISTLE IN
THE DARK
by Emma Healey
(Penguin) ##$$$
who, when the
novel begins,
has just been
found. Except
that a large part of Lana
remains missing. She
can’t or won’t talk
about what happened,
while her behaviour
becomes increasingly
jagged: she spends
long stints alone in
her bedroom and
seemingly has a growing fascination
with cultish Christian concepts of hell.
Healey ostensibly writes crime
novels but her books have really been
about what happens when everyday
normality comes under threat. Here, in
a bold move, the novel’s interest is not
Lana but her dull, well-intentioned
mother Jen, totally ill-equipped to help
her difficult daughter, and who thus
starts to go a bit mad herself.
These are emotional and topical
themes for a novel, so why is everyone
in this one so hard to care about?
Partly because Jen and her amiable
husband Hugh are so suffocatingly
ordinary: they watch TV, go to work,
walk on eggshells around their
appalling daughter and barely ever
say anything interesting. Jen’s elder
lesbian daughter, Meg, is pregnant but
this modish plot strand seems devised
to expose how utterly conformist the
rest of the family is. Even the prose
feels humdrum.
Healey, so refreshingly quirky in her
debut, comes across in this incidentfree follow-up as depressingly smallscale. It’s disappointing.
CLAIRE ALLFREE
THE VERDICT
Underpowered second novel about
a mother-daughter relationship under
strain from the much acclaimed author
of the best-selling Elizabeth Is Missing
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Class apart: Grace
Kelly in To Catch
A Thief epitomises
the spirit of the
Riviera, a place of
cliffs and coastline
Sending Bond
to the Riviera
ANTHONY HOROWITZ ON SETTING HIS
LATEST 007 NOVEL ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR
L
ONG before I began writing it
walks – try following the coastal path
I knew my new James Bond
that heads west from the port at Capnovel would be set in the south
Ferrat. And everything is suffused by
of France. I have been going
art and artists: Picasso, Fernand Léger,
there since I was a child. When
Calder, Monet… it’s as if they never left.
I was eight my parents took me to the
That said, a fortune is probably
famous Grand Hotel in Cap-Ferrat,
exactly what you will spend. I once
rented a house high up over Nice, with
where a French boy threw a brick at me.
I carry the scar under my right eye to
splendid views over the bay. Each
this day. I don’t recall what exactly I’d
visit to the local supermarché was
done to upset him but I’ve never
eye-watering and it struck me that any
forgotten the region.
meal for 30 euros a head would be
My James Bond novel, Forever And A
mediocre. Eighty or 90 euros a head and
Day, is set in the 1950s and focuses
you were talking.
on the drug syndicates but it
And there are other issues.
was the pure, extravagant
The French have done
glamour of the place that
hideous things to their
attracted me. Think Grace
azure coast. The traffic is
Kelly in To Catch A Thief
horrendous. Some of the
or F Scott Fitzgerald’s
new architecture is
Tender Is The Night.
shockingly ugly. Whole
There’s something about
strips of the shoreline
the winding roads, the
have been blockaded by
pine and eucalyptus trees,
cement roads, railway lines
the plunging rock faces, the
and pylons that shimmer
.Nice work: Horowitz. nightmarishly in the summer
Mediterranean sunsets and
those insanely expensive
heat.
There are too many
.is a regular visitor.
villas hiding from the world
millionaires out on the water
that perfectly match Bond author Ian
and too many prostitutes waiting for
Fleming’s sensibility.
them when they get back on land.
It is possible to enjoy the Riviera
And yet as I walked round the various
without spending a fortune. I’m at my
locations of my book – to the casino
happiest strolling through the
where Bond gambled, the café where he
wonderful markets – the Marché aux
drank his negroni, the hilltop village
Fleurs in Nice or the twice-weekly
where he was pursued by armed men
‘Provencal’ market in St-Tropez. The
on motorbikes – I actually found it quite
promenade known as La Croisette is
easy to imagine myself back in his world.
still an experience in itself.
That’s the extraordinary thing about the
If you want to escape the crowds,
Riviera. Listen to the chinchillas. Feel
the forests of the Alpes-Maritimes are
the warm evening breeze. The magic is
nearby and towns such as Antibes,
still there.
Èze and Villefranche can feel more off
the beaten track if you’re not there in
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4. Stone coming from the north in
great variety (6)
5. More recent piece of rare talent
brought up (5)
6. To do this, one may need to give
a man time (7)
7. So clue parts will reveal those
who take financial risks (11)
8. Emulating the pilgrim? (11)
14. The result of taking a one-sided
picture (7)
16. See 9 Across
17. Firm amalgamation (6)
19. Fanatic has to make progress in
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21. Being precise about a Trojan
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Destined (5)
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Spanish man (5)
Rush (4)
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Spider’s trap (3)
Country (6)
Polite or respectable (6)
Spool (4)
Great elation (8)
Trough around a roof (6)
Across: 1 Boat race; 5 Amid; 9 Stag; 10 Inkwells;
11 Vista; 12 Coterie; 13 Change of heart; 18 Distrust;
19 Roll; 20 Concede; 21 Thief; 22 Lees; 23 Assented.
Down: 2 Ostrich; 3 Tighten; 4 Consciousness;
6 Malaria; 7 Dessert; 8 Switch; 13 Codicil; 14 Absence;
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Sky Living, 9pm
Benedict Cumberbatch invariably
wins the Sherlock laurels but the
version created by Jonny Lee Miller
over six series of this modern spin on
Conan Doyle is every bit as nuanced,
if less flamboyant. Add the presence
of Lucy Liu as Joan Watson – a gender
twist well before that became de
rigueur – and you’ve got a winning
combination. As we rejoin the duo in
New York, our man is in a bad way.
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13 Giraffe; 15 Cob; 17 Edit; 18 Kimono; 19 Media; 20 Skewer; 22 Mole;
24 Ear; 25 Seminar; 26 Snaps; 27 Valid; 28 Fudge; 29 Deficit;
30 Lever; 31 Tears. Down: 2 Hybrid; 3 Nougat; 4 Tut; 5 Score;
6 Amnesia; 7 Bees; 8 Sign on; 12 After; 13 Geese; 14 Riser; 15 Colon;
16 Boxer; 18 Kites; 19 Meander; 21 Karate; 22 Minute; 23 Larger;
25 Spoil; 26 Side; 28 Fit.
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Chair carried on poles (5)
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Labours (5)
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Stitch (3)
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NEW Elementary
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the site! (6,5)
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the French capital? (7,2,5)
10. A note needs transposing by the
right vocalist (5)
11. He’s a cleric as a rule (5)
12. This is assumed to make a sound
receiver look more
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13. What the cat did, having run
round the track? (6)
15. Having been topped, it’s tapped
and then tipped! (6)
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20. They’re instrumental as watercarriers (5)
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23. Adoring to break a kind of
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TONIGHT’S
TV CHOICE
The NHS Heroes Awards
ITV, 8.30pm
Awards ceremonies are ten-a-penny
but here’s one where the recipients
really are worth honouring. From
across the vast range of services
available from the NHS are those
who have gone beyond the call of
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duty. Paul O’Grady hosts, with
Prince William and the Duchess of
Cambridge adding royal lustre.
NEW Jamie’s Quick And
Easy Food C4, 8pm
You’ve got to hand it to Jamie Oliver,
he’s a master at cooking up fresh
ways to spin his culinary skills. This
latest recipe for success sees him
create tasty dishes using just five
ingredients. But how many of us will
really be trying them at home?
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ITV2, 10pm
Don’t get us wrong, we are deeply
fond of the Plebs gang, but losing
Stylax and shifting the set-up out of
the office has made this series a
bumpy ride at times. That said, it’s
still a cheeky romp, so we’ll be
raising a glass tonight as they bow
out of series four – oh look, there’s a
new Germanian bar in Ancient Rome
selling a hot new drink… beer!
KEITH WATSON
Monday, May 21, 2018 | METRO | 35
PICTURE: AFP
CYCLING // GIRO D’ITALIA
Simon ready
for big trial
as Froome
drops back
RUGBY LEAGUE
WAKEFIELD
HUDDERSFIELD
SIMON YATES is taking nothing for
granted despite winning stage 15 of the
Giro d’Italia to extend his overall lead
ahead of tomorrow’s vital time trial.
The Mitchelton-Scott rider won his
third stage of the race by 41 seconds
from Miguel Angel Lopez while Tom
Dumoulin, who is second overall, was
third on the same time as Lopez.
Chris Froome, resurgent in winning
Saturday’s stage up the formidable
Monte Zoncolan, looks out of the
picture after he was distanced on the
final two climbs yesterday and finished
more than 90 seconds after Yates. The
four-time Tour de France winner is seventh, four minutes, 52 seconds down.
With bonus seconds applied, the
25-year-old Yates now leads defending
champion Dumoulin by 2min, 11sec,
although the world time-trial cham-
Star man: Murphy touches down
Dragons enjoy
roaring success
It’s a good gap but Dumoulin
could take two minutes out
of that lead in a time trial
SALFORD
CATALANS
Emotional: Yates celebrates
really fantastic. I don’t know why but
I’m a bit emotional after today.’
Dumoulin could conceivably seize
the pink jersey tomorrow but with
three summit finishes to come before
Sunday’s final stage, Yates is favourite
to win his first Grand Tour.
‘It’s a good gap but (Dumoulin) could
take two minutes out of me in a time
trial,’ Yates said. ‘I’ve been fighting
since Israel for a good gap. I’m happy
with that gap but it may disappear in
35 kilometres. We’ll have to see.’
Outsider Josh Warrington
claimed a stunning split
decision over Wales’ Lee Selby to
rweight
claim the IBF world featherweight
title. Warrington, 27, who won
w
the title at the Elland Road
home of his beloved Leeds
United, said: ‘I could die a
happy man. How do you
top that?’
■ HULL moved back into
Super League’s top four with a
34-22 victory over local rivals
Hull KR yesterday. Hull ran in
six tries to claim a seventh
successive derby win.
Struggling: Froome completes yesterday’s stage of the Giro
12
Horses have won US
flat racing’s triple cro
own.
After adding the Preaknesss States
to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday,
Justify – trained by Bob Baffert and
ridden by Mike Smith – hopes to
become the 13th by claiming the
Belmont Stakes on June 9.
27
Points from 11 successful kicks
for Owen Farrell (pictured) as
Saracens beat Wasps 57-33 to reach
their four
fourth Premiership final in
five yeears. They will face Exeter
Chieefs at Twickenham.
38
Points for all three
winning teams on
th
he opening day of rugby
leaague’s Magic Weekend.
Wigaan ended Warrington’s
ten-gaame winning run by a
38-10 score
scoreline, Castleford enjoyed
an identical victory over Leeds and St
Helens beat Widnes 38-18.
164
Off 151 balls for Tom KohlerCadmore helped Yorkshire to
12
26
HEAD coach Steve McNamara felt
the Magic Weekend brought the
best out of Catalans Dragons.
The Dragons, who went into the
St James’ Park showpiece at the
foot of the table, delivered a solid
performance to move within two
points of eighth-placed Salford.
‘We normally go away from home
and there’s not one fan in the
ground, it’s deathly silent,’ joked
McNamara. ‘There are fans from
every club, plenty of noise.’
WEEKEND BY NUMBERS
4/1
22
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HUDDERSFIELD held off a secondhalf fightback to pile more misery
on neighbours Wakefield after
interim boss Chris Thorman guided
them to back-to-back Super League
wins for the first time since July.
A week on from knocking Trinity
out of the Challenge Cup, the Giants
condemned them to an eighth
defeat in their ten league games.
Thorman’s men got off to a
terrific start, with man-of-thematch Aaron Murphy scoring one
try and setting up another as they
opened up an 18-0 lead.
But Wakefield clawed their way
back and were the better team in
the second half, only to fall short.
by GAVIN BROWN
pion is expected to take a chunk out of
that advantage when the Giro resumes
after today’s rest day with a race
against the clock in Trento.
Yates attacked on the penultimate
climb of the 176km stage from Tolmezzo and got away from Dumoulin
and the rest of the contenders with a
second push. ‘It was a bit of instinct,’
said the Englishman. ‘I chose my
moment to go. They responded the first
time but then I gave everything and I
finally managed to get away.’
Yates is the first man to win three
stages in the pink jersey since Gilberto
Simoni in 2003, with the Italian going
on to claim overall victory that year.
‘I didn’t know that,’ Yates added. ‘I do
like the stats, I like the numbers. It’s
Giants hand
Trinity more
punishment
2:46
MINUTES into
an opening
round
supposed to
last only two
that Nicola
Adams, 35,
floored
Argentina’s
Soledad del
Valle. ‘I’m
really happy
to put on a big
performance,’ said
Adams after
the victory in
her home
town Leeds.
a 142-run win over Durham in the
One-Day Cup, Adil Rashid taking four
for 47 as the hosts were bowled out
for 186. Hampshire pipped Sussex by
two wickets despite Harry Finch’s 108.
17
Year career for Gianluigi Buffon,
40, ended when the legendary
goalkeeper was substituted after an
hour of Serie A champions Juventus’
2-1 win over Verona – he did a lap of
honour while the match continued.
3-1
Defeat for Bayern Munich in
the DFB-Pokal final against
Eintracht Frankfurt. It gave Frankfurt
boss Niko Kovac the perfect send-off
before he replaces Jupp Heynckes as
Bayern boss this summer.
36 | METRO | Monday, May 21, 2018
TENNIS // ITALIAN OPEN
Rome rule as Nadal
weathers the storm
by JOHN PAYNE
RAFAEL NADAL took full advantage
of a weather delay to beat defending
champion Alexander Zverev in a rollercoaster Italian Open final, and
reclaim the world No.1 spot.
The Spaniard was a break down in
the decider, with Zverev having won
nine of the previous 12 games, when
rain forced a second stoppage.
When play resumed after a delay of
50 minutes, Nadal won four games in
a row to seal a 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 victory, an
eighth win in Rome, that returns him
to the top of the rankings today.
It was a position the 31-year-old
had relinquished to Roger Federer last
week after a quarter-final defeat to
Dominic Thiem in Madrid.
Zverev went on to win there for
back-to-back titles after victory in
High and dry: Zverev
Munich and looked set to make it a
hat-trick after recovering from losing
six successive games in the opening
set. The 21-year-old, who had lost all
four of his previous meetings with
Nadal, raced into a 5-0 lead in the second as Nadal only just avoided a first
bagel on clay since 2007.
Zverev broke in the opening game
of the decider and led 3-2 before a
lengthy stoppage for rain swung the
momentum back in Nadal’s favour.
Nadal’s 78th title takes him above
John McEnroe into fourth spot for
men in the open era but he was full of
praise for Zverev afterwards.
‘Today the trophy is with me for
just a few points,’ Nadal said. ‘It was a
very difficult match and I wish you all
the best for the next couple of years.’
The German responded by saying: ‘I
want to congratulate Rafa. You’re the
greatest clay-court player of all time.
‘It’s very disappointing to get so
close and lose, but we lost to Rafa so I
guess that’s somewhat okay.’
■ ELINA SVITOLINA
thrashed world
No.1 Simona Halep
6-0, 6-4 to retain
her Italian Open
crown. The Ukrainian
also beat Halep in last
year’s Rome final.
Eyes on the prize: Nadal lifts the Italian Open trophy yesterday
PICTURE: EPA
SPORT IN BRIEF
Baxter looking to improve
on past Ex-perience in final
Sefer so good as Fury
confirms opponent for
his return to the ring
RUGBY UNION
ROB BAXTER believes Exeter must up
their game at Twickenham if they are
to beat Saracens in next Saturday’s
Premiership final.
It is a repeat of the 2016 final which
Saracens won 28-20, while Exeter beat
Wasps in extra-time last season.
‘Exeter versus Saracens is a very
good final,’ said Chiefs rugby director
Baxter after tries from Nic White, Olly
Woodburn and Don Armand secured a
36-5 semi-final win over Newcastle.
‘We go there with an expectation of
we know we can play well there.
‘For me, we have got to go there with
an expectation that we will play better
than in the last two finals, because
that is what you should do as a team.’
BOXING
ATHLETICS
MO FARAH (above) won the
10km Great Manchester Run
yesterday. Farah, third at the
London Marathon last month,
overtook Ugandan Moses
Kipsiro with 100 metres left to
win in 28 minutes, 27 seconds.
TYSON FURY’S comeback will be
against Albania’s Sefer Seferi at
the Manchester Arena on June 9.
The former IBF, WBA and WBO
heavyweight champion returns to
the ring after an absence of more
than two-and-a-half years, and in
Seferi fights an opponent who is
a career cruiserweight.
Seferi, 39, has lost only once, at
heavyweight against Manuel
Charr in 2016, and he has been
significantly more active than
Fury, fighting four times since the
Briton defeated Wladimir
Klitschko in December 2015.
Davies makes hay for Lancashire
as Durham suffer a heavy defeat
Making his Marc again to
extend title advantage
CRICKET
MOTOGP
ALEX DAVIES (pictured) smashed 147 for
Lancashire as his side thrashed Durham by 192
runs in their One-Day Cup match at Old Trafford.
Keaton Jennings struck 73 off 83 balls in a 175run opening stand against his former county, and
a total of 314 for seven proved to be far too many
for Durham who were dismissed for 122.
Also in the north group, Birmingham Bears beat
Yorkshire by five wickets at Headingley as Sam
Hain hit an unbeaten 102.
■ PAUL STIRLING’S 125 steered Middlesex to 313 and a
70-run victory over Kent. Tom Helm took four for 49 as Kent
were all out for 243, despite 90 from Heino Kuhn.
■ SOMERSET defeated Glamorgan by 83 runs, largely thanks
to James Hildreth’s 159, featuring eight sixes and 13 fours.
MARC MARQUEZ extended his world
championship lead with victory in the
French Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Honda rider Marquez leads by 36
points after a win which looked in
little doubt after main rivals, Andrea
Dovizioso and Johann Zarco, crashed.
Marquez picked off Jorge Lorenzo
on the tenth lap and went on to claim
a routine victory.
Knockout joy for Otaegui
GOLF
SPAIN’S Adrian Otaegui birdied four
of the last six holes to beat France’s
Benjamin Hebert in the inaugural
Belgian Knockout final in Antwerp.
Monday, May 21, 2018 | METRO | 37
FOOTBALL // FA CUP FINAL
PICTURES: REX/GETTY
THE TIPSTER
@tipstermetro
FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT FOR SPURS
WITH POCH PLANNING TO STAY PUT
MAURICIO POCHETTINO’S
positive talks with
chairman Daniel Levy set
Tottenham apart from their
London rivals in more ways
than one.
nger
The Spurs man
(pictured) appears
to be closing in
on a new
£8.5million-ayear deal which
will keep him
tied to the new
White Hart Lane
until 2022.
Tottenham are the only
London team in the
Champions League next
season and with Levy
reportedly promising more
transfer funds and to do
business earlier than usual,
the signs are looking good
for them in their new home.
Winning the Premier
League is a stretch at 14/1
becausee Pep
Guardiola and
Manchester City
co
ould rule the
ro
oost for a long
tim
me to come.
But 4/6 for a
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fou
urth straight
top-four finish
more th
han appeals
with William H
Hill as the
price will shrivel when Poch
starts strengthening his
squad, seemingly in the
near future.
Evens
Ashleigh Barty
(above) to best
Luksika Kumkhum by
more than 5.5 games
today in Strasbourg
8/1
Hyeon Chung eachway to win the Lyon
Open (Coral)
n SURREY should be too strong for hosts Hampshire in today’s One-Day Cup cricket
battle at the Ageas Bowl at 11/10 with Ladbrokes.
Golden opportunity: Paul Pogba misses a chance to level, while Herrera looks disappointed at Wembley
Herrera keeps the
faith despite lack
of a final flourish
ANDER HERRERA believes Manchester United need to keep calm
and carry on in the wake of their FA
Cup final defeat.
Saturday’s season-defining trip to
Wembley ended in a 1-0 loss to Chelsea, leaving Jose Mourinho lamenting a trophyless second campaign in
the Old Trafford dugout.
United won the Europa League,
EFL Cup and Community Shield in
the Portuguese’s first season at the
helm, although they also stumbled
home sixth in the Premier League.
The Reds finished runners-up this
time around, with Herrera focusing
on such positives rather than the FA
Cup defeat and 19-point gap to
champions Manchester City.
‘I think we are going to the right
way,’ the Spanish midfielder said.
‘This season, we cannot take credit
out from what Man City have done
because they deserve to be champions and they have been almost per-
by JUSTIN PALMER
fect this season, or perfect. I think
we have to keep going in this way.
‘We are doing things right and try
to be back playing finals. I’ve been
here already four seasons and I have
played a lot of finals here, which is
very good.
‘This club is about trophies but
We were the better team.
But in football, not always
the better team wins
first of all to win trophies you have
to play finals and we are doing that.’
Pushed on whether he was pleased
with United’s progress this season,
Herrera added: ‘I think we’ve done
good. Normally in a normal Premier
League we should have been fight-
ing for the title with the amount of
points we had (81). But Man City did
perfect, so the only thing we can do
is try to do the same next season.’
There is, though, no doubt United
could have done more on Saturday
at Wembley.
A tepid first-half response to Eden
Hazard’s penalty was followed by an
improved display after the break,
yet sustained pressure rarely threatened to bring an equaliser.
Herrera bristled when it was suggested United had failed to create
many clear-cut chances, listing their
attempts in detail after a match he
felt his side deserved to win.
‘Really disappointed because I
think we were the better team by
far,’ he added. ‘We controlled the
game. We played really well, we created a lot of problems and we were
the better team.
‘But, in football, not always the
better team wins the game.’
Neville backs ‘amazing’ Casey for United
CASEY STONEY has been backed to be an
‘amazing’ manager of Manchester United’s
women’s team.
The 36-year-old is set to be named as
boss of the newly created club, who are
expected to be announced as members of
the new FA Women’s Championship – the
second tier of the league system – in the
week ahead.
That is likely to mean former England
captain Stoney (pictured) will have to
leave her role as assistant to England
women’s boss Phil Neville.
However, Neville’s sister Tracey, coach
of the England netball team, is backing
Stoney to be a big hit if she is confirmed as
United manager.
She wrote on Twitter: ‘Congratulations
@CaseyStoney you will do an amazing job.
What a good choice of club as well.’
38 | METRO | Monday, May 21, 2018
FOOTBALL // FA CUP FINAL
THEY SAID IT
‘I think if we want to win
games we’ll need to play better
as we just played defensively
and we only scored one goal,
but the most important thing
was to win and we won it, so
I’m just happy.’
Match-winner Eden Hazard
‘I congratulated them because
they won but I don’t think
they deserved to win. I think
we deserved to win, I think
we were the best team, but
that’s football.’
United boss Jose Mourinho after
defeat at Wembley
unconvinced by Phil Jones, whose foul
on Eden Hazard (left) led to the
Belgian’s decisive penalty
‘I think we have to come back
stronger; stronger in the
league, stronger in the FA Cup,
stronger in the League Cup,
stronger in the Champions
League. We want to be fighting
on all fronts.’
United defender Ashley Young
‘Everything’s last-ditch with
him, instead of reading the
game better.’
BBC pundit Alan Shearer is
‘I’m happy for my first FA Cup
win, it feels good to go on our
holidays with a title.’
Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso
‘WHATEV
WE’VE D
IT AGAIN
CAHILL BELIEVES CHELSEA SHOWED THEIR
WINNING MENTALITY IN WEMBLEY TRIUMPH
GARY CAHILL insists Chelsea’s FA Cup
success further enhances their status
as serial winners, despite an otherwise
frustrating season.
The Blues finished a disappointing
fifth in the Premier League, and were
knocked out of the Champions League
by Barcelona at the last 16 stage, but
captain Cahill thinks they still deserve
credit for putting yet another trophy in
the Stamford Bridge cabinet.
‘It was almost like the whole season
was building towards this day, where
we had to try and rescue (the season)
and deliver a trophy,’ he said.
‘If you look at it in terms of last year
winning the league and this year the
FA Cup, it’s not too bad. Over four years
it’s two Premier League titles, one FA
Cup and one runners-up.
‘We’ve done it again, whatever people say. Yes of course we’d like the Premier League but it wasn’t to be. Manchester City were different class.
‘We’d obviously like to have been in
the Champions League positions. But
surely you’re judging careers, you’re
judging clubs, over what they win over
periods of years.
‘You judge players week in, week out,
and form can be up and down, but over
by NICK METCALFE
at WEMBLEY
the longevity of a career and over a
long period of time, you get a proper
average on what’s going on, and I think
this club is very healthy.’
Conte, who may well have led the
Blues for the last time, clearly believes
the FA Cup triumph further enhances
his own reputation.
‘When you are used to winning every
season, this type of season can create
Surely you are judging clubs
and careers over what they
win over periods of years
some problems in yourself,’ he said.
‘But I also think in a difficult season
like this, I showed I’m a serial winner.
‘To win in this way gives me more
satisfaction than my wins in the past.’
On the speculation he is to leave, the
Italian added: ‘After two years, the club
knows me very well. If they want to
continue to work with me, they know
me. I can’t change. My past speaks very
clearly, as a player and as a manager.’
Thibaut warns Blues
they need to splash
the cash to compete
THIBAUT COURTOIS may not
know where his or manager
Antonio Conte’s future lies,
but the keeper is sure
Chelsea need to spend big to
compete in the Premier
League next season.
Victory in the FA
Cup final was the
best moment in
a frustrating
Blues season,
underpinned by
background tension
that leaves many
speculating Conte will soon
leave the club.
Courtois (pictured), linked
with a move to Real Madrid,
does not know where he will
spend the 2018-19 campaign.
He said: ‘We’ll see after the
World Cup whether I am a
Chelsea player for next year.’
With his contract soon
running out, the 26-year-old
Belgium international
believes the Blues have to
dig deep to have any
chance of a title
challenge next term.
Asked if Chelsea
need a big summer,
Courtois said: ‘Yeah, I
think so, especially if
you see how City and
United are spending and
working. I think if we want
to aim for the top, we should
do the same – obviously
within the limits of what’s
possible as well.
‘I am sure the board will do
what needs to be done.’
Monday, May 21, 2018 | METRO | 39
FOOTBALL // FA CUP FINAL
MAIN PICTURE: REX
VER PEOPLE SAY,
ONE
’ 8
Up for the cup: Cahill
celebrates Chelsea’s
win over Manchester
United, while Blues
match-winner Eden
Hazard (inset) enjoys
lifting the trophy
Times Chelsea have won
the FA Cup, tied for third
with Tottenham on the
all-time list. Arsenal have
the most with 13, one
ahead of Manchester
United
SPORT IN BRIEF
All’s well that Eni’s well
for unbeaten champions
ENI ALUKO
inspired a
dramatic
comeback as
Chelsea Ladies
completed the
Women’s Super
League season
unbeaten.
Jess Clarke and Niamh Clarke put
Liverpool 2-0 up but Aluko
(pictured), in her final appearance
for the Blues, pulled one back with
20 minutes left.
She then created the visitors’
equaliser for Ji So-yun, who also
curled home a superb effort to
secure a 3-2 victory.
3-0
Win at home to Everton
secured Manchester
City second spot and a place
in next season’s Champions
League. Jill Scott netted twice,
with Nikita Parris also on target
Brown’s spot of glory as
Brackley lift the Trophy
UNDERDOGS
Brackley lifted
the FA Trophy
after beating
Bromley 5-4
on penalties.
Omar Bugiel’s
19th-minute
strike looked to have won it for
Bromley until Roger Johnson’s own
goal deep into injury-time.
In the shootout, Bugiel and
Gareth Dean missed for Bromley,
allowing Andy Brown (above) to
win it for Brackley.
2
Goals for Fernando Torres
last night in his final
appearance for Atletico Madrid
– a 2-2 La Liga draw with Eiba
Porto’s Pereira poised
to make Leicester move
IS THAT YOU, GAFFER? WILLIAN BLOCKS
CONTE OUT OF TEAM’S CELEBRATIONS
CHELSEA midfielder Willian has
suggested all is not well in his
relationship with manager Antonio
Conte after seemingly trying to block
the Italian out of a picture of the
team celebrating their FA Cup win.
Willian (pictured replacing Eden
Hazard) has not started for Chelsea
since reacting angrily to being
substituted in the FA Cup semi-final
against Southampton on April 22 and
yesterday’s gesture has done little to
quell talk of a rift with Conte.
The Brazilian, who was player of the
year two years ago but started only
20 Premier League matches for
Chelsea in the 2017-18 season, was a
late substitute as Chelsea beat
Manchester United 1-0 on Saturday
and posted a series of pictures on
Instagram yesterday.
On one of them, three trophy emojis
had been stacked on top of each
other, obscuring Conte from a
LEICESTER are set to complete
their first summer signing after
agreeing a five-year deal with
Porto defender Ricardo Pereira.
The 24-year-old, who is in
Portugal’s World Cup squad for
this summer’s World Cup, agreed
terms and passed a medical over
the weekend.
The deal will be finalised when
international transfer clearance is
received on June 9.
■ Livingston are in the
Scottish Premiership for the
first time in 12 years after
beating Partick Thistle 1-0
yesterday for a 3-1 aggregate
win in the play-off final.
photograph of the whole squad
celebrating their success. Speculation
continues to persist Conte will leave
Chelsea this summer despite the FA
Cup success, although he insisted
again on Saturday he remained
‘committed’ to the club.
The west London side finished the
season fifth, outside the Champions
League qualification places.
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
THURSDAY
Uefa Women’s Champions League Final
Wolfsburg v Lyon............................................................(5pm)
SATURDAY
Uefa Champions League Final
Real Madrid v Liverpool .................................... (7.45pm)
Under-21 friendly
England v China PR ................................................ (2pm)
Sky Bet Championship play-off final
Fulham v Aston Villa ............................................... (5pm)
SUNDAY
Sky Bet League One play-off final
Rotherham v Shrewsbury ...................................... (3pm)
@metrosportHQ
YATES SETS
PACE WITH
HAT-TRICK
SIMON YATES celebrates a third stage win
of this year’s Giro d’Italia as the English
rider took a step closer to a first Grand
Tour triumph.
The 25-year-old from Bury admitted he
was ‘a bit emotional’ after powering away
to victory in Sappada, extending his
overall lead over defending champion
Tom Dumoulin to two minutes and 11
seconds, while fellow Briton Chris Froome
dropped back after struggling yesterday.
But Dutchman Dumoulin is expected to
make inroads into Yates’ lead in
tomorrow’s time trial.
Cycling: Page 35 »
PICTURE: EPA
MAKE
YOUR
MIND UP
Making his point: Conte
salutes after adding the
FA Cup to the Premier
League title he won
last season
CAHILL URGES CHELSEA TO REACH SWIFT
DECISION ON CONTE’S FUTURE AS BOSS
CHELSEA captain Gary Cahill has called on the
club to end the uncertainty surrounding
the future of manager Antonio Conte.
Cahill (pictured) lifted the FA Cup after
the Blues beat Manchester United 1-0 in
Saturday’s final at Wembley.
After the game, Conte refused to confirm his time at Chelsea was up, saying:
‘I can say for sure this will be my last
match this season. Then, as you know
very well, I have a contract and I’m
committed to the club.’
Despite Conte’s defiant
stance, the Italian is not
expected to be at
Chelsea next season. But with no
resolution in sight,
Cahill has appealed
for the Blues to make a
decision either way.
Asked what needed to happen for
Chelsea to be back challenging for the
league title next season, Cahill, who
has had to fight for his place in the
team in recent months, said:
by NICK METCALFE
‘Probably the uncertainty to be put to bed and
whatever is going to happen to happen.
‘We certainly feel a sense of uncertainty,
that’s obvious to everybody in the last few
months. I’m sure if I was a guessing man,
there’s obviously (been) words spoken between
the club and the manager.
‘What I can say is that obviously as
players, we don’t have any impact on
that situation.
‘Let’s see. I’m sure the manager
will make the best decision for
himself and his family, and I’m
sure the club will make the best
decision for what they feel.
‘It’s out of our hands. All I can
say is it’s been a great finish.
‘If the manager stays on next
year, then he stays on next
year. If he doesn’t he goes away
with a Premier League [last
season] and an FA Cup.’
FA Cup final: Pages 37-39 »
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