EE FR WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR FREE NEWSPAPER Bee-autiful moment: A young girl, her face painted with the worker bee emblem of Manchester, in the city last night A CITY UNITED CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/GETTY MANCHESTER PAYS TRIBUTE TO 22 VICTIMS OF THE ARENA TERROR ATTACK ONE YEAR ON Pages 4-5 » n MEGHAN’S FIRST OFFICIAL OUTING AS A ROYAL Pages 2-3 » n CRACKDOWN ON MONEY-LAUNDERING OLIGARCHS Page 7 » ‘I GET HOW THIN THE BLUE LINE IS’ n NEW HOME SEC TELLS POLICE HE’S ON THEIR SIDE n JAVID WANTS FRESH START AS VIOLENCE SOARS Brother in the force: Sajid and Bas Javid SAJID JAVID will today tell police he understands the pressures they face, saying: ‘I get it.’ The new home secretary will seek to mend fences in his ﬁrst speech to the Police Federation, which booed Theresa May when she held his job. He will tell oﬃcers he knows they feel ‘stretched, overburdened and not suﬃciently by DOMINIC YEATMAN rewarded’. And he will refer to his brother Bas, a chief superintendent with West Midlands Police, being assaulted while on duty. ‘I’m not arrogant enough to turn up here after three weeks in the job and tell you how to do yours,’ Mr Javid is expected to say. ‘What I will say is that I am listening and I get it.’ Mr Javid will address the conference of the federation – the staﬀ association for oﬃcers – after a surge in violence that it has linked to a lack of funding and falling police numbers. Knife crime has gone up 22 per cent in 12 months and there have been more than 60 murders this year in London. Mrs May angered delegates at the conference in 2012 when she said other public services had also had to deal with cuts, adding: ‘Stop pretending you’re being picked on.’ But Mr Javid will play good cop to her bad cop by vowing to oﬃcers: ‘I will be standing with you. ‘I know it’s frustrating when your rest days get cancelled – often at short notice,’ he will say. ‘And I know your work can take its Continued on Page 6 » 2 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Markle father’s Starbucks trip after heart op Pick-me-up: Thomas Markle stops for a drive-in coffee in Mexico SPLASH NEWS MEGHAN MARKLE’S father popped into Starbucks for a coﬀee on his way home after having heart surgery. Thomas Markle picked up a frappuccino with whipped cream and chocolate on top at a drive-in branch in his adopted hometown of Rosarito in Mexico. He was pictured being driven from the hospital two days after missing his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday. Since being released from medical supervision, Mr Markle, 73, has been staying with friends in a gated compound a few miles from his home. He had hoped to make the wedding but decided to stay at home after suﬀering a heart attack. He also said that he did not want to cause his daughter any further embarrassment after it was alleged he had been paid to stage photographs. Birthday party: Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Meghan and Harry with guests CONTACT US CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Text ’views’ to 65700 Metro strives for complete accuracy but mistakes do sometimes slip in. If you spot anything, please email correct@ ukmetro.co.uk with the article and date as the subject line. Metro is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation, the regulatory body for the Press. 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Royal blush: Meghan in blush-pink yesterday, on her first official outing since the wedding PICS: REX/GETTY/AP Highness society: The Duke and Duchess at the party IT WAS the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s ﬁrst oﬃcial outing as a married couple... but Prince Harry was the one who lost his poise. Meghan, who experienced being addressed in public as Her Royal Highness for the ﬁrst time, was a picture of cool yesterday. But her husband found himself battling with a pesky insect in the garden of Buckingham Palace. Attempting to deliver a speech in honour of his father, the Prince of Wales, Harry may have been wishing he could call in a SWAT team as a bumblebee buzzed close to his ear. Meghan, 36, burst into giggles as the Helping hand: A touching gesture from newlywed Megha by TONY JONES duke ﬂuﬀed his lines and quipped: ‘I’m sorry... that bee really got me.’ He was paying a moving tribute to Prince Charles for his decades of charitable work, calling him an ‘inspiration’ to his sons. He said his father had also inﬂuenced many of the 6,500 guests on the palace lawn, representing 386 of the prince’s patronages, and 18 of his military aﬃliations. They all were there to celebrate Charles’s 70th birthday later this year. Harry told him: ‘It is your selﬂess drive to aﬀect change, whether tha improve the lives of those who the wrong path, to save an im piece of our national heritage o tect a particular species under which William and I draw ins from every day.’ Harry, 33, and his bride had brief getaway after their wed Saturday, having delayed their moon to be at the garden party Meghan was elegant in a blu silk-crepe dress costing £590 fro ish label Goat, a favourite of th ess of Cambridge. She teamed i saucer-style hat by Philip Treac 4 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Saffie Roussos, eight The youngest victim, Saffie had gone to the concert with her mother and sister. MANCHESTER COMES TOGETHER TO REMEMBER AND PAY TRIBUTE TO THE 22 VICTIMS Sorrell Leczkowski, 14 Sorrell, from Leeds, was with her mother and grandmother, who were both injured. With one voice: Thousands flocked to Albert Square Nell Jones, 14 The Cheshire teenager was ‘singing in the car’ all the way to her first pop concert, said her parents. Never forgotten: A chain of paper people is among flowers in St Ann’s Square for those killed on May 22 last year, and our front page the next day PICTURE: GETTY EE Singalong: Coronation Street’s Jennie McAlpine on stage ins idE today FR Olivia CampbellHardy, 15 The Bury teen, wanted to be a music teacher. Her family set up Liv’s Trust. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19 The teenage sweethearts from South Shields were ‘inseparable’. Liam was studying for a degree in sport and exercise science and Chloe was a music student. + tERRoR caRnagE at aREna concERt by aidan RadnEdgE AT LEAST 19 people were killed in an explosion at a pop concert at the Manchester Arena last night. Around 50 other people were injured in the blast at the concert by teen idol Ariana Grande. Greater Manchester Police said it was a suspected terrorist incident. Witnesses reported hearing a ‘huge bang’ at the venue shortly after the US singer’s gig finished. The area around the arena was swamped with police and emergency services soon after, and approach roads were closed. One fan at the concert with his Continued on Page 2 » Survivor: An injured concert-goer is led to safety LNP Shoulders to cry on: The minute’s silence was emotional LOVE TRIUMPH by AIDAN RADNEDGE John Atkinson, 28 The music lover, from Bury, was a ‘true gentleman’, his friends and family said. Martyn Hett, 29 The Stockport PR manager had appeared on TV shows Tattoo Fixers and Come Dine With Me. london’s bEst-REad guidE FoR housE buyERs and ownERs At least 19 dead and 50 injured in explosion at Ariana Grande gig Megan Hurley, 15 The Halewood schoolgirl was with her brother Bradley, 21, who was seriously injured. Georgina Callander, 18 Georgina had won a place at university to study paediatrics when she died. T h e w o rl d’ s mo sT p o pu l ar fre e n e wspap er tw sE o ct gR io E n at s Eilidh MacLeod, 14 The Scottish music lover was with friend Laura MacIntyre, 15, who was seriously hurt. Condolences: The Duke of Cambridge carries his message for the ‘Tree of Hope’ FRIENDS and relatives of the Manchester Arena bomb attack victims paid tribute yesterday on the ﬁrst anniversary of the terrorist atrocity. The Duke of Cambridge and Theresa May were among those who paid homage at a special ceremony at Manchester Cathedral before a minute’s silence was observed. Thousands of well-wishers gathered in Albert Square a year to the day suicide bomber Salman Abedi launched his attack that killed 22 people – including children as young as eight – who were at an Ariana Grande concert. An estim estimated 3,000 singers were tthought to be at the ope en-air Manchester Tog gether – With One Vo oice event to perform so ongs by some of the ciity’s most successful bands. They included Don’t Look Back in D An nger by Oasis, One Day Like This by Elbow and Never Forget by Take Dignitaries: Theresa May, Andy Burnham, Nicola Sturgeon and Jeremy Corbyn That. Also on the song sheet was One Last Time, a hit for Grande, who had tweeted: ‘Thinking of you all today and every day. ‘I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to oﬀer on this challenging day.’ The 24-year-old organised a tribute concert, dubbed ‘One Love Manchester’, which was held at the city’s Old Traf- ford cricket ground on June 4 last year and featured artists that included Liam Gallagher, Little Mix, Coldplay, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. Last night’s evening of solidarity through music began with a series of video messages from some famous names, including many Mancunians. To cheers, Manchester United great Ryan Giggs said: ‘Manchester is a city Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 5 MURDERED IN SUICIDE ATTACK AT CONCERT ON FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATROCITY Kelly Brewster, 31 Kelly, from Sheffield, had put a deposit on a house with her partner on day she was killed. Angelika, 39, and Marcin Klis, 42 The Polish couple, from York, died while waiting to collect their daughters, aged 13 and 20, from the concert. They took a picture of themselves shortly before going inside. Elaine McIver, 43 The off-duty police officer had worked for Cheshire Constabulary for 19 years. Michelle Kiss, 45 Mrs Kiss, from Lancashire, had gone to pick up her 12-year-old daughter Millie from concert. S OVER HATRED of music and is a city of love, and we are sending out love and prayers on this emotional day.’ Mani from The Stone Roses said: ‘One voice Manchester – sing it up.’ Shaun Ryder, of the Happy Mondays, said: ‘I am thinking of you. In fact I know I love you all big time massive.’ The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Joan Hitchen, thanked the emergencyresponders who helped ‘bring our Manchester together again’. She added: ‘We also stand in solidarity with each other as Mancunians and tonight we are going to show the world that we stand together.’ Some 800 peo- ‘Thinking of you all’: US pop star Ariana Grande tweeted a message of support PICTURES: REX/AFP/PA/ MERCURY ple had attended the hour-long service at Manchester Cathedral, including families and friends, along with front-line responders and volunteers who helped in the aftermath of the bombing. Along with Prince William and the prime minister, other dignitaries present included the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Scotland’s ﬁrst minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham. A minute’s silence – observed nationwide – was held at 2.30pm with tears inside the cathedral, where photographs of those killed were displayed on screens, and outside, where thousands watched in Cathedral Gardens. The victims were represented by 22 lit candles on the altar, which were made using wax from the thousands left in their memory by mourners in St Ann’s Square at the time of the attack. A larger single lit candle remembered bereaved families and friends, more than 800 who were injured, those who helped on the night and those who have helped with the recovery. The Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Rev David Walker told how the city would never forget those who died and would support the wounded. ‘Part of the horror is that the arena appeared to have been deliberately chosen as a venue full of young people,’ he said. ‘Today they are one year into living with those life-changing injuries, with many decades of continuing to do so lying ahead of them.’ Afterwards, Prince William met privately with some of the bereaved families and left a handwritten message on a Tree of Hope. It read: ‘To all those aﬀected, you will never be forgotten. ‘And to the people of Manchester, my admiration for your display of strength, decency and community in the face of this unparalleled tragedy. William.’ Bells were scheduled to ring out from the town hall at 10.31pm, marking the moment the attack took place. WHAT’S YOUR OPINION? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. Alison Howe, 45, and Lisa Lees, 43 The two friends, from Royton, Oldham, were waiting to meet their daughters. Mrs Howe, a sexual health nurse, and Mrs Lees, a beauty tutor, had arrived in the foyer just before the attack. Wendy Fawell, 50 The mother-oftwo from Otley, West Yorkshire, was waiting to collect daughter Charlotte, 15. Jane Tweddle, 51 The school receptionist and mother-of-three was waiting for a friend’s daughter. Courtney Boyle, 19, and Philip Tron, 32 The Leeds Beckett University student had travelled from Gateshead with her mother’s partner to attend the concert. Ms Boyle’s mother described her as ‘her rock’. 6 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 UK is hooked on cocaine, MPs warned BRITAIN is ‘fast becoming the biggest consumer of cocaine in Europe’ with abuse spreading beyond towns and cities to villages, security minister Ben Wallace has told MPs. The class-A drug was ‘no longer the preserve of the yuppie or the rich’, he said during a Commons debate about a rise in street violence that has seen more than 60 people killed in London so far this year. Mr Wallace, the Tory MP for Wyre and Preston North in Lancashire, said: ‘You are seeing cocaine in my villages and in rural communities, and in communities that would previously by AIDAN RADNEDGE not have been using cocaine in London. It is a high-margin, high-supply drug at the moment that is fuelling that increased violence.’ Encryption technology on smartphones now means users can get drugs ‘delivered literally to their door’. National Drugs Prevention Alliance spokesman David Haynes said: ‘There are more drugs out there than ever before.’ Four per cent of adults in England and Wales have used cocaine in the past year and it was linked to a record 271 deaths in 2016. Javid: Cop life can be horrible » Continued from Page 1 toll on your mental and physical health. And you deserve to be respected and valued.’ Discussing his memories of growing up on a road in Bristol once dubbed the most dangerous in Britain, he will say he understands being a police oﬃcer can be ‘hard and horrible’. And referring to his brother, he will say: ‘Over the years, I’ve heard what he has to say about policing. ‘I know the tricky situations he’s been in. He’s been hurt more times than I want to know from being assaulted on duty. I’ve seen the impact the job has on family life. And, as you would expect from a brother, he doesn’t shield me from the truth.’ IN BRIEF Trump has doubts over North Korea summit DONALD TRUMP has said his historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un may be delayed and will only go ahead if ‘certain conditions’ are met. The US president (pictured) welcomed South Korean leader Moon Jae-in to the White House yesterday as they worked on their strategy for the talks. The North has threatened to pull out over the timing of its denuclearisation. Zuckerberg says ‘sorry’ to MEPs for Facebook failings FACEBOOK boss Mark Zuckerberg last night apologised to MEPs for the internet giant’s failure to prevent some of its online tools being misused. Mr Zuckerberg told the European Parliament whether it was ‘fake news, foreign interference in elections and developers misusing people’s information, we didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibilities’. He said: ‘That was a mistake, and I’m sorry for it.’ He also admitted the social media giant needed to be better at tackling inappropriate content and was using artificial intelligence to detect it. ‘The bottom line is hate speech, bullying, terror, violence – all this content has no place on our services,’ Mr Zuckerberg added. Ministers preparing to fail on Brexit, says Rees-Mogg MP reports Bercow over ‘stupid’ remark JACOB REES-MOGG has accused Theresa May’s government of ‘preparing for failure’ in the Brexit negotiations. The backbench Tory MP said the administration was displaying ‘abject weakness’ over postBrexit customs plans. He claimed the option to remain aligned with the EU if there was no deal on Footballer admits ‘wild west’ brawl the Irish border was ‘a trap’. Instead ministers should be making plans for a faster ‘no deal’ Brexit, he told the Conservative Home website. ‘For the government to be preparing for failure two-and-a-half years before the point at which they ought to be ready is just weak,’ he said. ‘The government should prepare for success.’ SPEAKER John Bercow (pictured) has been reported to the standards watchdog over claims he called Commons leader Andrea Leadsom a ‘stupid woman’. Tory MP James Duddridge complained over the May 16 outburst. Mr Bercow said he used ‘stupid’ to describe how business was conducted. NEWCASTLE UNITED footballer Rolando Aarons (pictured) has been spared jail after taking part in a ‘wild west’ brawl in a city bar. The 22-year-old admitted headbutting a man in a fight between his family and five men in 2016. He got a suspended sentence and was told to do 100 hours unpaid work. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 7 IN BRIEF Costume party woman: ‘James Bond raped me’ A WOMAN was raped after a Heroes And Villains costume party by a man dressed as James Bond, a court heard. She admits she kissed Rowan Nidd, 41, at the party, but did not consent to sex back at his flat. The court heard text messages she sent to a friend, read: ‘I woke up at Rowan’s. I don’t know what to do. He’s been trying to have sex with me. He won’t stop.’ Pharmaceutical consultant Nidd, of St Albans, denies rape and alleges his accuser put her hands down his trousers at the December 2015 party – a claim she denies. The trial at Blackfriars crown court continues. Stellar turnout: Christopher Biggins and Claire Sween Tears and laughtt at starry farewe to TV host Winto DALE WINTON’S showbiz friends have given the TV presenter a star-studded send-oﬀ. The former Supermarket Sweep host was laid to rest at a humanist service in central London yesterday on what would have been birthday. neral included a ance of One Love by boy e, while the TV star’s o Josh, Ben and Louis Linsey o g those at One Marylebone to th a reading. ir Sweeney performed Alﬁe, Fave songs: Order off se ice PA d by Cilla Black in 1965, and ack by Dusty Springﬁeld. all his favourite songss. I a white coﬃn of the host of a shame that he wasn n’t t al Lottery show In It To David Walliams, a cllo had a large display of read If You Go Away, a roses. recorded by Springﬁell Culshaw did an Ex-EastEnder Martine onation which TV presenter read What Should Life ew Wright said Winton Gloria Hunniford sa a o ld have bloody loved’. always remember him id: ‘[Culshaw] read a poem and his ‘humour, beca a id it alternating always very brigh h n himself and Dale Good Morning B on, and when he hit Morgan said the e Dale words it was like godsons ‘brough ht aving him there.’ everyone’s eye’, w il Christopher Bigg Anthea Turner joked Winton would ‘would ha a ave perhaps turnoutt ked more showbii hampagne. The g death Vanessa eltz added: north h o Close friend: David here were 18 is Walliams, who read es and lots by th If You Go Away memories, une usic was sus Tesco Direct is to close putting 500 jobs at risk n e e ’: nt a t e - ff : X Now oligarchs face being stripped of dirty money RUSSIAN oligarchs who launder money could have it stripped from them and sent back to where it came from, the government said yesterday. Security minister Ben Wallace said: ‘If their assets are here, we will seize those assets or send them back to where they have been stolen from.’ The warning came as Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich appeared to be caught up in a tightening of visa regulations, forcing him to miss his team’s triumph in the FA Cup on Saturday. The billionaire has not been seen in Britain since the start of April after his by DOMINIC YEATMAN application for a visa renewal was put on hold by the Home Oﬃce. Mr Wallace refused to explain the delay but said there would be more cases. ‘We don’t comment on individual visa cases at all,’ he told the BBC. ‘What we have said is that we will apply more diligence when people apply for visas.’ There is no evidence Mr Abramovich, 51, has made any of his estimated £9billion fortune unlawfully but sources close to him expressed surprise at the delay. ‘There’s been no refusal or nega- vast majority of Russians here are tive feedback,’ said one. hard-working expats who have noth‘It’s just taking longer than usual ing to do with politics,’ it tweeted. and it’s not clear why.’ MPs have accused the governRules were tightened after the ment of turning ‘a blind eye as poisoning in March of former president Putin’s kleptocrats and Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his human rights abusers use money daughter Yulia in Salisbury. laundered through London’. Britain has blamed Moscow Ahead of a sanctions and for the attack. anti-money laundering The Russian embassy bill becoming law in London yesterday today, Mr Wallace Visa delay: Billionaire said ordinary people insisted: ‘We’re using would be caught up in the tools and getRoman Abramovich the crackdown. ‘The ting on with it.’ TESCO is to close its non-food website, putting 500 jobs at risk. The homeware, electricals and clothing Tesco Direct site was a ‘small, loss-making part of the business’ and had ‘no route to profitability’, said the supermarket chain. Tesco said high delivery and marketing costs meant it could no longer operate as a stand-alone business. Investment will focus on one online platform for groceries and non-food items, said chief executive Charles Wilson. Joanne McGuinness, for the Usdaw union, said the news was ‘devastating’ for staff. Business: Page 20 » Sats not fair! Boy took his exam ‘in cupboard’ A MUM claims her son was made to sit SATs exams in a cupboard. Donna Golding alleges Charlie, 11, was ‘forced’ to leave his class for ‘no reason’. ‘It is disgusting. He has worked so hard since September,’ she said. ‘It hurt my heart. I couldn’t believe they would treat children like that,’ the mum-of-three, 34, of Harlow, Essex, added. Purford Green Primary School’s headteacher Emma Bloomfield said some pupils were ‘given their own room to work in’, adding: ‘We are committed to supporting all children to succeed and take whatever steps are necessary to do so.’ Fire service’s gender drive is a damp squib AN ATTEMPT to recruit more female firefighters failed to ignite when no one turned up to a ‘have-a-go’ event. Jersey Fire Brigade organised the session after it was revealed just one per cent of its workforce is female. None of its middle or senior managers are women and the brigade hoped the meeting would address the gender imbalance. But attendance at the equal opportunities event was ‘nil’. Since 2014, fewer than ten women have applied to become firefighters. The recruits either failed written or fitness tests or withdrew applications. 8 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 THAT LOVING FELINE COUPLE WHO SPLIT UP OVER CATS GET MARRIED AGAIN AFTER TV SHOW by SARAH WARD CATS caused a couple to split 30 years ago – and have now been the cat-alyst for bringing them back together. Prof Trevor Howes and wife Marlene, ﬁrst wed in 1968 and had two children. But Marlene breeds Persians while Trevor ‘is not a cat lover’. He did not like them around the house and they admit the felines ‘contributed’ to them separating. They had lost touch until Prof Howes, 82, spotted his ex on the Channel 5 show The Woman With FORTY Cats which documented Marlene’s life as an award-winning cat breeder. He decided to get in contact. They went out for a meal and on May 14 they married again in south Wales. Mrs Howes, 72, now has dozens more cats but they have a solution – they are going to live in separate homes 30 minutes apart. She will live in Lydney, Gloucestershire, while her husband will be near Tintern, Monmouthshire. She said: ‘When I met him, I had seven cats. It’s a lot to most people. ‘He had a cattery built in the garden, so he didn’t have to share the house with them. I put my life into my cats. It did contribute to us splitting up. I’ve been breeding Persian cats since before IN BRIEF ‘Half of Britain’ will be obese as diabetes soars ALMOST half the UK’s population will be clinically obese within 30 years, warns new research. It suggests that obesity will rise from 32 per cent today to 48 per cent in 2045, while diabetes levels will rise from 10.2 per cent to 12.6 per cent. The study, led by Danish scientists and University College London, indicates that if trends continue, one in four people on the planet will be obese. ‘The cost to countries’ health systems will be enormous,’ said Dr Alan Moses, of Novo Nordisk Research and Development in Denmark. Earthquake panic after ‘military blast’ tremors Purrfect ending: Trevor and Marlene Howes who have just married for a second time. (Inset) getting wed in 1968 SWNS I met Trevor, they are some of the best winning cats in the world.’ Prof Howes said: ‘Marlene and I lost contact all together. Then I switched on the TV and out of the blue, there she was.’ The couple have a son James, 46, and daughter Juliet, 47, who played matchmaker and encouraged her mother to meet her father for a meal. ‘It was just like when we ﬁrst met,’ he said. ‘She was a pretty lady then, and she is now.’ A professor of precision engineering at the University of Bristol, he remarried but was widowed ten years ago. He said: ‘The current arrangement is that we live in separate houses. I’m open to the idea that we might share a house together.’ One of Marlene’s Persians, Sugar and Spice, is Supreme UK Olympian Gold Imperial Grand Master Cat. RUMBLES and tremors that sparked fears of an earthquake are thought to have been caused by explosions at a military range. People along the north Kent coast in Margate, Ramsgate, Herne Bay and Whitstable reported vibrations, with some saying their houses shook. But the British Geological Survey reported no earth tremors and it appeared likely the impact was caused by blasts at the Shoeburyness range in Essex. The MoD had warned explosions yesterday might be noticed along the Thames Estuary. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 9 Victims: Mierna, 13, Fatima, 11, and three-year-old Zainab Choucair were among six members of same family to perish in the fire last June Survivors flee in tears over Grenfell inquiry fire footage by JACK HARDY A WOMAN fainted and survivors ﬂed the Grenfell Tower inquiry in tears after harrowing footage of the burning building was shown without warning. The ﬁlm had formed part of a commemoration to the Choucair family, three generations of whom died in the inferno last June. People in the inquiry room – including survivors and bereaved relatives – were supposed to be notiﬁed before images of the tower appeared. However, phone footage ﬂashed on screens showing ﬂames engulﬁng the block. It caused considerable distress and many of those aﬀected buried their heads in their hands. About 20 got up and walked out of the room at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, South Kensington, in tears. Bernard Richmond QC, counsel to the inquiry, was forced to pause the video. Minutes later he announced that ‘somebody has collapsed outside’. He then apologised, saying that ‘the warning that should have been put out didn’t get put out’. The woman recovered after treat- Commemorated: Nadia Choucair, 29 ment by paramedics and received counselling in an anteroom. The dramatic development came towards the end of a second emotional day at the inquiry. Thirteen victims had been commemorated: Debbie Lamprell, Maria del Pilar Burton, Rania Ibrahim, her daughters Fethia and Hania, Khadija Saye, Mary Mendy and the six members of the Choucair family. Hesham Rahman was also due to be honoured. Hisam Choucair, brother of Nadia, 29, who died alongside her 38-year-old husband Bassem, her three children and elderly mother, said: ‘I don’t see this as a tragedy, I see it as an atrocity, because essentially there is segregation between the rich and the poor.’ He added: ‘In one night I have lost half of my family. I feel like a stranger now. It has destroyed everything. I feel like part of me has been taken away. ‘When I go past and look at the tower I have ﬂashbacks. I know they are just pictures in my head but I can actually see people in the windows, dying, trying to get out.’ Personal tributes from bereaved relatives and friends of ﬁre victims will continue into next week, before the formal evidence hearings begin. WHAT’S YOUR OPINION? Text the word VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charges apply. BEST OF THE LOTTO GENEROUS WINNER WHO GAVE AWAY MOST OF HER £7.6M WINDFALL DIES A MUM who became known as Britain’s most generous lottery winner after giving away most of her £7.6million windfall has died aged 77. Barbara Wragg had endured ﬁve years of ‘hell’ caused by ill health, said her husband Ray, 80. ‘It is so very sad because Barbara, who had given so much to the NHS, both working for them and charitable donations, didn’t deserve this,’ he said. ‘She was so kind and caring. ‘She was naturally like that, even before the lottery win.’ Mr and Mrs Wragg won the National Lottery on January 22, 2000, with the numbers 7, 9, 10, 40, 41 and 44, but gave away more than half their fortune. It allowed thousands of people to beneﬁt while the couple maintained a relatively modest lifestyle. It is thought they handed over £5.5million to family, friends and 17 Kind: The couple donate to a local club by SAMANTHA YULE charities, beneﬁting hospitals in their home city Sheﬃeld. Mrs Wragg said at the time: ‘£7.6million is too much for one couple in their 50s and 60s to spend. As soon as we knew we’d won we made our decision to give much of it away.’ The pair did move into a bigger home from the humble council house they had bought for £10,000 in the 1980s. But they sold their old property at a bargain price, enabling a young family to buy it from them. They went on Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises, having previously holidayed in Torquay, Devon, for 31 years in a row. But they also donated 30 TVs for children in a hospice and picked up the bill for 250 inner-city pupils to go to a Christmas panto. They paid for 50 World War II veterans to visit Italy for the 60th anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino in 2004. Mrs Wragg died on Monday with her family – including children Mark, 54, Shaun, 48, and Amanda, 44 – at her side in hospital. She suﬀered complications after surgery to remove gall stones. The ex-nursing assistant had also had a mastectomy after breast cancer and suﬀered from hip and back pain. Talking about her generosity, she once said: ‘It’s probably a bit selﬁsh giving money away sometimes because we did get pleasure from it.’ Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 11 IN BRIEF Conwoman stole life savings of victim, 105 A WOMAN who stole the £6,000 life savings of a couple aged 98 and 105 after tricking her way into their home with fake police ID has been jailed for nine years. Derrol Flynn punched another victim, 72, in the face and shoved a disabled woman aside to search her home. The 45-year-old, of Birmingham, admitted burglary and three attempted burglaries. Recorder Martin Butterworth told her at the city’s crown court: ‘I’m sure one wicked reason for selecting the very old was your hope they might pass away before you could be tried.’ Racist teen told black doc not to treat wound ‘Naturally caring’: Ray Wragg with his wife Barbara, who has died aged 77 SWNS A STAB victim refused to let an A&E doctor clean her wound because he was black – telling him: ‘You are dirty yourself.’ Zena Edwards was taken to hospital after police found her asleep with the injury as they raided a flat in Rhyl, north Wales. The 18-year-old – who was drunk and couldn’t recall how she was stabbed – became abusive and spat at officers on May 6. Llandudno magistrates handed her a 12-month community order after she admitted racially aggravated disorder, assaulting police and cocaine possession. 12 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 DID THAT CAR GO BROOM-BROOM? BUZZED-about singer Alma says she is ‘a witch’ after having a car crash premonition while being driven to Lapland. ‘I fell asleep and had a nightmare,’ the 22-year-old told Guilty Pleasures, saying that, as she woke up, she exclaimed: ‘I just saw this white car drive past us and crash!’ Alma, from Finland, added: ‘Twenty minutes later, that exact thing happens, a white car passes us and crashes. I think I’m a witch!’ Tonight she performs at London’s Heaven nightclub as part of her headline tour. TORN OFF A SCRIPT! BUT JAMES IS UP FOR A FIGHT aNDREI HARMSWORTH’S FORMER X Factor champ James Arthur won’t be going down without a fight after being sued by The Script over ‘copycat’ claims. The 30-year-old is accused of ripping off the Irish band for his No.1 hit Say You Won’t Let Go. Frontman Danny O’Donoghue and bandmate Mark Sheehan argue that the 2016 smash is almost identical to their 2008 song Man Who Can’t Be Moved. They believe they have a strong case after hiring hotshot American lawyer Richard Busch, who successfully represented Marvin Gaye’s estate in a similar lawsuit against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their 2013 track Blurred Lines. The attorney, who says Arthur’s tune has generated $20million (£17million), is seeking War of words: a jury trial. Meanwhile, pals insist the singer Arthur, and The ‘will fight’ the allegations against him. Script’s Danny Qi’ra move: Emilia at the Solo screening in NYC, and on Fallon’s show REX GETTY/WIREIMAGE EMILIA’S CHEWIE IS M FAR, FAR AWAY FRO THE REAL THING er. ilia arke i o Dae q ar , Will re-Freshes music career... ... as Jada tells of hair troubles Fugee-whiz! Lauryn’s back WILL SMITH’S music comeback will be tackling the 2018 World Cup anthem. ‘One Life to Live. Live it Up,’ teased the former Fresh Prince star. The as-yetuntitled tune, produced by Diplo, is expected to drop on Friday. JADA PINKETT SMITH (Will’s wife) has explained why she is often seen wearing a turban. The 46-year-old Madagascar star said: ‘It’s not easy to talk about but I am going to talk about it. [I have] issues with hair loss.’ LAURYN HILL is taking a trip down memory lane when the former Fugees singer, 42, heads to the UK for a November tour. She will perform her hit album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill to mark its 20th anniversary. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 13 PROFESSOR a GREEN took a swipe at his ex Fae Williams yesteerday – by claiming she ‘downgradeed’ with her new man. The Read All Ab bout It rapper, 34, shared a pic of her fella, tattoo artist Dan Crowe, sipp ping a cocktail. Pro Green wrote: ‘W When your ex downgrades... I’vee really gotta stop giving birds careers.’ LAMAR SPLITS FANS WITH N-WORD STUNT GIRL INVITED UP FOR A DUET IS LAMBASTED FOR SINGING HIS LYRIC E ENDRICK LAMAR d divided his audience after inviting a white ffan on stage to sing his ttrack containing the nbomb – but lambasted b her for verbalising the h r racist term. The American rap superstar made a spectacle out of his admirer when she joined him for his song m.A.A.d City at the Hangout Festival in Alabama. It repeatedly contains the controversial word, and when the young fan sang it, Lamar, 30, halted the music, saying: ‘Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.’ Confused, the girl asked him: ‘Am I not cool enough for you? What’s up bro? What’s up?’ He then told her remaining on the stage, as she pleaded: to censor his lyric, ‘Please keep me up here, I got you.’ explaining: ‘You’ve got to Lamar accepted the fan’s appeal and let bleep one single word.’ her sing the song again, where this time Lamar then asked the she managed to miss out the crowd if he should incriminating term in his lyric: ‘Man boot her off the down, where you from, n****?’ stage. The debate later raged online, with The apologetic one follower writing: ‘He invites her on stage t t sing to i his song and then gets concertgoer annoyed when she does. a grovelled: ‘Oh my Prize idiot.’ P God, I’m sorry! Did I But another said: ‘Any do it? I’m so sorry.’ civilized white person The audience was hould refrain from sh split down the Censored: Lamar, ussing the n-word, middle with a co ontrived by slave mixture of cheers and and the fan on stage ow wners.’ boos about her in Alabama PA AT LEAST THEY STOPPED SHORT OF A RANCH (UN)DRESSING... NIALL HORAN’S dates with US actress Hailee Steinfeld are still going strong after they piled on the PDAs during g their latest night out. Felllow diners att the Ranch in LA at kend d said th h former 1D-er and Hailee, 21, were ‘making out all night’. Meanwhile Niall, 24, ha been nursing a nightm hang gover from another evening out. The Irish lad tweetted d on Mond dayy: ‘It’s bad d when I’m still hungover 10 the nextt day.’’ Ariana ‘rapped’ things up with Mac before new bf ARIANA GRANDE’S chums insist there was no crossover between her new squeeze, comic Pete Davidson, and ex Mac Miller. The No Tears Left To Cry singer split from long-term boyfriend Miller earlier this month, but insiders insist the relationship ‘had been over long before’ she hooked up Comic turn: Ariana, with 24-year-old Davidson. Grande, also 24, is said to be ‘very happy now’. and Davidson GETTY/REX Camila scraps Taylor tour date after hospital alert CAMILA CABELLO sparked a medical scarre following her big night at the Billboard awards on Sunday. Camila, 21, was due to support Taylor Swift in n Seattle last night, but pulled out. She explainee in a lengthy tweet: ‘After my performance at the billboards, I was feeling really sick and ended up in hospital. Everything is fine, but Resting: Camila the diagnosis was basically dehydration... doctors have told me I have to get rest.’ Cabello REX 14 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 TALK METRO Unleash our police ■ The rules for police pursuits are being overhauled to give officers more protection against prosecution (Metro, Tue). Officers need this for moped gangs and unruly riders. They should be able to use any force to tackle these thugs who have no regard for the public. A Holden, Croydon ■ Finally! Police should have always had this protection for chasing criminals. London has a crime epidemic and the blame rests with the mayor. Anthony, Bromley ■ We should follow the example of America, where lawmen can ram criminals on mopeds or motorbikes with no repercussions. Peter Oversby SEND US YOUR VIEWS START a text with VIEWS followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org Helpline for Views, Rush-Hour Crush and Good Deed Feed: 020 3615 0600. Full T&Cs on metro.co.uk/ terms Metro is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation You are more likely to be published if you provide your name and location with your comment Put brakes on new timetable COMMUTERS LET OFF STEAM AMID TRAIN CANCELLATIONS ■ Govia Thameslink bosses are ‘apologising’ for staﬀ and trains being in the wrong place following timetable changes (Metro, Tue). Why do commuters continually suﬀer for poor management and servicing. When will train companies get this right? Jim, London ■ How can it be called an improved service for customers if the train no longer stops at my station? Karen, Welwyn Garden City ■ Left work at 5.15pm, home at 7.20pm! Trying to get work to change my hours to get fast 5.38pm train. Complete mess. Debbie Cattell, Otford ■ As part of these ‘improvements’ I can now catch a London Overground train after the Southern service has left and still join it at Crystal Palace. Does part of Govia-owned Southern’s plan to improve capacity involve encouraging passengers to use other rail services to reduce use of its own? Graeme, Brockley ■ Some rail improvement! Increased prices, increased journey time, reduced travel times. Not progress. Philip, Whitstable ■ We had Meltdown Monday and then it was Tragic Tuesday. Leeds train station was in disarray. Every train was delayed or cancelled during the peak morning rush hour. Thanks for making me 40 minutes late for work. Dawn, Leeds ■ Good job! You change the timetables and now, from two trains (7.36am and It’s a Monday Meltdown as rail chaos hits passengers COMMUTERS were hit by rush-hour chaos yesterday after the bigges railw y b dOMINIC yEATMAN Wrong track: Our report yesterday 7.50am), you put one train in between and it is packed. Do you really want people to use your service? People will take their car instead. Marta, London ■ Good on you, Govia-owned Thameslink. I travel from Wivelsﬁeld to London Bridge and I now get to work ten minutes earlier. I then get the 5.06pm home. Well done. Bill Monro, Burgess Hill ■ Do we need any more proof that the privatised railways have yet again failed to deliver? Fragmented services have led to chaos and frustration on an unprecedented scale. Govia should be stripped of its franchises and railways renationalised! Come back British Rail. Reg Coles-Watson, Folkestone ■ Can I please remind everyone who wants renationalisation that the delays, cancellations and disruptions we had on the trains pales by comparison to the utter incompetence in the rail, power, gas, steel and postal sectors under state ownership in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Just look across the pond to France. Andy Som, London GOOD DEED FEED MANY thanks to the woman on the 3.10pm train from Balloch on Saturday who bravely took on one of the most abusive men I have ever heard. I was on my own with my sleeping granddaughter. If not for her I would have got off the train. A guardian angel. Anon, Glasgow THANK you to gent who posted my phone when I left it on the No.10 bus in Edinburgh. Jimmy, Edinburgh THANK you to the three nice ladies who helped me when I slipped and crashed my head on Kensington High Street. You sat with me and bought me a bottle of water. Rula, London THANKS to Dominic the ticket examiner on the Larkhall train on Monday night who rescued my handbag and got it back to me after I stupidly left it behind. Also, thanks to John in the ticket office at Hamilton West for helping with all the phone calls – since my phone was in the bag. Helen, Chapelton THANK you to the young man and station staff at Stratford who helped my husband when he collapsed on Friday evening. Your kindness and reassurance were much appreciated. Mary, Chelmsford THANKS to the family who helped me find Canterbury East station when I got lost and gave me a drink to boost my sugar levels. Alex, Folkestone Start your text with the word DEED followed by your comment, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 15 BORIS WAS BEING TOUGH ON MANATEES @MetroUKNews @MetroFeatures @metrosportHQ AND ANOTHER THING... n Leukaemia has been linked to having a clean start in life (Metro, Tue). I say let children get grubby to create good immune systems which fight diseases that kill, as well as common childhood illnesses. Wendy, South Gloucester n I don’t understand – what is the meaning of ‘too sterile’? So new mums cannot keep their home spick and span? I’m a mum of such a child who is going through this journey and I’m therefore looking for proper researched causes rather than the rubbish claims. Sarika J, London n So the Grenfell public inquiry has opened (Metro, Tue). People need to be held accountable for gross negligence. No more passing the buck! Alice, Ladbroke Grove n The Grenfell cladding had nothing to do with class. I have experience of several modern houses including mine, which was a detached show home, and while I’m happy with the general build, if corners can be cut to save a few quid, they are cut for everyone. Simon Beasley, West Midlands n Commiserations to Disgusted of Tyne and Wear (MetroTalk, Tue), who paid £35 for a vandalised wheelie bin and thanks to Barking and Dagenham, who replaced ours for free! Nicole n Could those running Sunday’s Great Manchester Run next time ensure all the dropped plastic bottles be disposed of? John, Manchester 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! ‘Like an MP’: Boris Johnson feeds a manatee near Iquitos in the Amazon Basin, Peru PA n Foreign secretary Boris Johnson likening a manatee to an MP (Metro, Mon) is a massive insult to manatees, which are beautiful, peaceful, friendly, inquisitive, endangered… Tim Jones, Bath FRIDAY night, girl in pink top and ripped jeans who put on a black jacket. You were with a friend or two on the Northern line and got off at Highgate. Said bye at the escalators. Hi! Guy Who Put On Grey Jacket, Highgate TO the golden-brown-haired beauty with the mesmerising blue eyes in the white-and-blue blouse on the train from London to Ashford. We both got off at Maidstone but shared glances and cheeky looks along the journey. Drink? Admirer MARK the DT teacher, who got off at Ruislip Gardens two weekends or so ago. Thanks for the natter at White City waiting for a train. Drink? Northern Lass, Shepherd’s Bush TO the lady with the green jacket who got on the train at Bromley, sat opposite me and dropped her paper twice. You are beautiful. Next time I will speak. Rob, West Malling DARK-HAIRED girl with Latin-type skin, hazel/green eyes on Thameslink to Wimbledon. I was dropping my daughter off at school. You said she was cute, I think you’re cute. Drink? Dad Trying To Read Book, Sutton HOT man running past Waterloo station last Thursday in a green luminous T-shirt. Let’s meet! Denim Jacket Guy, Poundland Bag Text CRUSH followed by your Rush-Hour Crush, name and where you live to 65700. Standard network charge applies 16 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 You’re going on a theatre tour. What can people expect? SIXTY SECONDS Chatting about my travels and the adventures I’ve had around the world and the inspiring people I’ve met on the way. I’ve been to 120 countries and been to some of the most dangerous and beautiful parts of the planet. I’ve had bizarre experiences – I’ve walked through landmines, been taught to fish by the president of Moldova, ludicrous things have happened. I’ll be talking about my background. I’m not from a wealthy public school background – I left school, went on the With Simon Reeve dole and my ambition was to be van driver Where was the blown off and someone screamed: and I didn’t achieve mineﬁeld? ‘Don’t move, we’re in a minefield!’ that. I got a job as Russia – we were going to I froze like a statue. An army guy a post boy at a see a site being de-mined. pulled up in a jeep and said, ‘Don’t newspaper instead. We were walking worry, it’s just tank mines,’ so our The tour is for people First job: Reeve towards it, saw a dead weight wouldn’t set them off. So we who love to travel or .started as a post boy. cow with its back legs started carefully retracing our steps. who want to travel. THE ADVENTURER, 45, ON GOING FROM POST BOY TO TV PRESENTER, LEARNING TO DODGE LANDMINES AND RED TAPE IN RUSSIA INTERVIEW BY ANDREW WILLIAMS How did you go from working in a post room to doing this? I’d sort the post then volunteer to do things like photocopying cuttings – and I made myself indispensable, as I was the only person who could fix the photocopiers. From there I started helping out on investigations. It evolved to the point where I was doing surveillance on arm dealers. I started investigating the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, left the paper and spent five years researching a book about it. It was hard work. It came out and no one read it until 9/11 happened – then people wanted to talk to me about it. That started my route into TV. The first series involved me going to Kazakhstan and I’ve been doing it ever since. Is it diﬃcult to get the work you do if you don’t have public school or university contacts? Yes – if you look at people in the media there’s a massive over-representation of public-school types. That’s still an issue in TV in front of and behind the camera. There seems to be a route into TV where you go to public school, join the army, go on expeditions and a TV producer finds you and puts you on camera. That’s perfectly legitimate but there must be routes for ordinary folk as well. I don’t have a conventional background for a TV presenter but I’m fortunate the BBC has had faith in me and we’ve now done 110 programmes. It’s worth reminding people who feel stuck on the hamster wheel of life that there is still excitement out there around Calais is. It was beating down with rain, it was grey, there was no one to meet, so we had to skip that. What has travelling taught you? What’s the most diﬃcult shoot you’ve done? The cliché that we’re all very alike is true but there are also extremes out We were filming around Vladivostok, there worth celebrating. There’s a lot of Russia, and got endless hassle from the difference between how we live even authorities. I don’t like going to places today. It’s worth reminding people who and reinforcing stereotypes – feel they are stuck on the hamster I want to show a different side wheel of life that there is still of life to what we’ve been difference and excitement led to believe – but they out there. And a great were closing roads, realisation is that the discouraging people from world is pretty safe. talking to us, taking us to There’s terror out there police stations, saying but there’s never been there were terrorists on a safer time to explore the loose and it might be as long as you’re sensible. us. We realised it would People should take have to become the subject .Endless hassle:. themselves out of their of the programme. .Russian authorities. comfort zone because life is short and the chances What’s been the biggest of racking up an incredible memory anticlimax? are high. And all humans seek meaning The beauty of travelling the way I do it in life – everyone needs purpose and is that everything becomes interesting those who don’t have it are often the one way or another. If you travel with saddest people I meet. Finding that your eyes open you can find places that purpose is utterly critical – it doesn’t are beautiful but are full of hidden have to be a job, it can just be darkness and vice versa. It’s very rare something you enjoy doing, it can be we’ve been somewhere boring. I did a anything. Just discover what it is and series about how our ancestors went on make it your own. the move and we had the idea of filming me walking from Calais across France – Simon’s UK theatre tour starts but I forgot how dull the landscape on September 17. ticketline.co.uk Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 17 Ban slapped on driver... FOUR months after he died Unflappable: Birds found unconscious in burning building are revived by firefighters SIMON WRIGHT/SWNS by LAURA SHARMAN A FATHER-OF-FOUR has been ﬁned and banned from driving – four months after he suﬀered a fatal heart attack. Asda delivery driver Anthony Cutmore collapsed at the end of a shift in January and despite heart surgery did not recover. In April, Stevenage magistrates sent a letter to inform the 52-year-old he had failed to turn up to court and that they had prosecuted in his absence. He was hit with a £395 ﬁne and a sixmonth ban. Girlfriend Claire Tiﬀen, of Garston, Hertfordshire, said: ‘I was in total disbelief when I saw the letter. ‘How can they prosecute someone who isn’t there to defend themselves? ‘Losing Tony was bad enough and it’s been such a turbulent time, but this has made it all the more distressing.’ Mr Cutmore was convicted of speeding charges following a number of Anguish: Claire holds Tony’s picture delays in handling his case. Ms Tiﬀen said she received several notices of prosecution for her boyfriend despite twice sending the Crown Prosecution Service his death certiﬁcate. The court conﬁrmed it had his death certiﬁcate on record and was unable to explain why the mix-up happened. The CPS was contacted for a comment. COO CUSTOMERS! FIREFIGHTERS REVIVE PIGEONS CARING firefighters revive pigeons hurt in a blaze at an old bus depot. The crew used tiny oxygen tubes and drops of water to rescue birds rendered unconscious after inhaling smoke. Their efforts were caught on camera by marine biologist Simon Wright, 49. He said: ‘They were looking for people and when sure no-one was trapped, they turned their attention to the birds, carrying them out by hand. Shortly after, the pigeons were walking and looked OK.’ Following the arson attack in Colchester, Essex, a brigade spokesman said: ‘This is a great example of the compassion our firefighters show on a daily basis.’ 18 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Archbishop facing jail over WORLD BITES FRENCH police officers were paedophile priest cover-up ■among thousands of protesters AN AUSTRALIAN archbishop yesterday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse by failing to report a paedophile priest. Philip Wilson could now face up to two years in prison. The Archbishop of Adelaide (pictured) had denied that two former altar boys told him in the 1970s they had been sexually abused by priest James Fletcher. One of the boys, who was 15 at the time, said he had gone into graphic detail about what Fletcher had done to him. Wilson told the court: ‘I don’t think I would have forgotten that.’ The other former altar boy, who was abused when he was 11, said Wilson told him he was telling lies during confession because Fletcher ‘was a good bloke’. He ordered him to recite ten Hail Marys. Wilson, 67, was found guilty following a magistrate-only trial in Newcastle, north of Sydney. He has been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Fletcher was found guilty in 2004 of nine counts of child sexual abuse and died in jail of a stroke in 2006. Who’s laughing now? Flames light up room where blaze broke out, forcing dozens to flee SOLARPIX taking part in a Day of Rage in Paris yesterday against president Emmanuel Macron’s plan to reform generous pubic-sector pensions. ■ PHILIPPINE president Rodrigo Duterte told drug suspects to get arrested and stay in jail if they wanted to live longer. Thousands of people have been killed since he came to power in 2016 pledging a bloody anti-drugs crackdown. ■ CONMAN Jordan Kellogg, 20, who posed as women on a dating app, robbed seven men he had arranged to meet. The armed thief has been sentenced in Nebraska, US, to up to 40 years in prison. Brits accused after aerosol prank starts Magaluf fire by GERARD COUZENS A MAJOR ﬁre at a Magaluf hotel began when four British tourists tried to rouse a friend by using a lighter and aerosol to burn his feet. The blaze – which forced dozens of hotel guests to ﬂee – is said to have taken hold after the ﬂame-thrower eﬀect set the sleeping pal’s mattress alight. The two men and two women accused of involvement were yesterday named locally as Brandon McCahill and James Brown, both 21, and Lauren Smith and Georgia James, both 19. None has been charged over the blaze at the Majorca party resort but all four appeared in court yesterday and a judge was expected to decide if they should be freed on bail or kept in custody. A spokesman for Spain’s Civil Guard said: ‘The ﬁre completely destroyed one room and aﬀected others. Experts are still evaluating the cost but it will be in excess of €200,000 (£175,000).’ The ﬁre on Sunday evening led to two ﬂoors of the BH Mallorca Hotel being evacuated, with some people being rescued from their balconies by ﬁreﬁghters. Police said they found out about the alleged prank after interviewing guests. The two men arrested are both said to be from Consett, Co. Durham. Keen amateur footballer McCahill is a fan of website LADbible and one of his Fun’s over: One of the two British men arrested is led into a police station recent Facebook posts, captioned ‘Ahhh living the life’, shows a man collapsed on the ﬂoor with his trousers down. As friends discussed his arrest in Magaluf on Facebook, Scott Robinson commented: ‘Brandon can stay there. Consett better oﬀ without him.’ It was unclear where in Britain the two women arrested came from. They were not staying in the room where the ﬁre started and had met Brown and McCahill in Magaluf, it was believed. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 19 Millionaire’s son guilty of killing family in axe attack Killer: Henri van Breda (left) speaks with his lawyer after being convicted AP A MILLIONAIRE’S son has been found guilty of murdering his parents and brother in an axe attack. Henri van Breda claimed an intruder had hacked to death his father Martin, 54, mother Theresa, 55, and brother Rudi, 22, at their home. His sister Marli – who was 16 at the time and has no recollection of the attack due to her injuries – suﬀered a severed jugular artery but survived. Van Breda claimed he heard banging sounds at the family’s home in Stellenbosch, South Africa, and opened a door to ﬁnd a ski mask-clad attacker hacking at his brother and property tycoon father. He later said he wrestled with a second attacker and suﬀered minor injuries before the intruder ﬂed. In a phone call to police two hours later, van Breda said: ‘We were attacked by a guy with an axe’. The 23-year-old, by DOMINIC YEATMAN who the judge said had tampered with the crime scene, was found sitting outside in clothing stained with the victims’ blood, the Western Cape High Court heard The ﬁrst oﬃcer at the scene testiﬁed van Breda ‘appeared emotional, like he was blowing oﬀ steam, and was nervous but wasn’t crying.’ The home didn’t resemble a burglary scene, he added. Prosecutors said van Breda, who was 20 at the time of the January 27, 2015 attack, ‘intentionally’ inﬂicted injuries on himself ‘to mislead the police’. Convicting him of three murders, an attempted murder and obstruction of justice, Judge Siraj Desai said: ‘After considering evidence, the result is inescapable.’ Van Breda was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at a later date. Tragic: From left, Henri, Marli and Rudi van Breda with parents Theresa and Martin Dying message of nurse struck down by nipah virus A NURSE wrote a last message to her family as she became one of ten people to die from the nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, southern India. As married mum-of-two Lini Puthusheri lay dying in an isolation ward, she wrote: ‘I think I am almost on my way. I may not be able to see you again. Sorry.’ The virus causes raging fevers, convulsions and vomiting, and has no vaccine. Officials suspect the outbreak may have begun with bats. Power plant shut over blast fears from lava A POWER station has been shut down as flows of lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano continued to destroy homes and roads in Hawaii. Crews worked all night to cap wells at the PGV geothermal plant over fears explosive toxic gases could be released. ‘We are working to ensure the safety of communities,’ said officials, who had earlier removed 50,000 gallons of stored gas from the plant to reduce the chance of explosions. Plumes of toxic ‘lava haze’ have spread over Big Island after Thursday’s eruption sent giant ash clouds 30,000ft into the air. More than 40 buildings have been destroyed and 2,000 people forced to flee. Toxic: Hawaii volcano spews lava next to a geothermal plant GETTY ADVICE VICE // HACKS // INVESTM INVESTMENT in association with LIVING LIKE A KING Presenter Ross King reveals the luxury he’d never give up... My Money Page 24 » PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK MONEY Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 21 THEY’RE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO LEARN ABOUT THE VALUE OF MONEY, SAYS ROSIE MURRAY-WEST W HETHER it is Sats tests, GSCES or A-Levels, today’s children face a welter of exams at this time of year. However, studies show that their teachers believe that there is one subject that most are deficient in, but still goes untested, and that is money management. A recent study by Prudential found that an overwhelming majority of teachers believe that children do not know enough about money for their age. A total of 81 per cent of teachers say that today’s seven to 11-year-olds don’t know enough about personal ﬁnance, with many blaming the rise of a cashless society for a lack of understanding amongst the younger generation. But despite this, most schools do not oﬀer regular ﬁnancial education. Less than a ﬁfth of schools oﬀer weekly money lessons, while most only cover the subject a few times a term. ‘We know that ﬁnancial habits are learned early and teachers agree,’ says Jane Rawnsley from Prudential. ‘Getting children comfortable with the concept of money, its value and the cost of day-to-day items has never been more important. But digital technology making it easier to pay for things is making money appear more intangible than ever before.’ So how can parents ensure that they prepare their oﬀspring to handle money responsibly in the future? Experts say it is all a matter of starting early, using as many methods as possible and, crucially keeping the lines of communication open so that talking about money becomes a normal part of family life. Here are some of the things that could help parents teach their children how to handle cash: BIN CARDS WHILE THE CHILDREN ARE YOUNG Taking young children shopping used to be a great way to teach them the value of money. But now that most of us hand over a plastic card at the till, rather than counting out notes and coins, it is a valuable lesson that has been lost. Russell Winnard, head of programmes at Young Money, which works with those teaching young people how to manage money, says that young children need the ‘visual input’ of seeing money used in order to understand its value. ‘I’m not saying there is a hard and fast rule about when children should start using cards, but using physical cash is helpful for young children,’ he says. So, whether it is paying weekly pocket money in coins and encouraging children to use them at the sweet shop, or ensuring that you still take cash to the supermarket, a familiarity with cash at a young age will help your children to start understanding the value of the money you spend. This approach is likely to be underpinned at school, with the Continued on Page 22 22 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in association with ADVICE // HACKS // INVESTMENT From Page 21 SAM, 15: ‘I KNOW I WILL NEVER RUN OUT OF MONEY AS IT’S ALL ORGANISED’ primary curriculum in the UK teaching children to calculate with coins. Games involving coins for younger children, such as Orchard Toys’ Pop To The Shops, are a popular way to get them used to handling money. The Teale Family — dad Russell, mum Clare and children Jessica and Sam, from West Yorkshire Jessica, 11, and Sam, 15, both have goHenry cards that allow them to spend their money online or in shops, or to take out of ATMs. ‘Initially we got them because we were always forgetting to give them their allowance,’ explains Russell, 47, a financial manager. ‘Using the card stopped them asking ‘‘can I have? Can I have?’’ all the time. The cards make me feel secure about their spending, because I can always see what they are doing. That’s what every parent wants, but I think it has improved their ability to look after money, too. Sam has learned to think before he spends and even Jessica has a savings target on her card.’ Sam says that he particularly likes the ‘tab’ feature on his card, which helps him to plan different types of spending. ‘I know I will never run out of money as it is all organised,’ he says. ‘The tabs help me to create spending goals, which is really helpful.’ SET THE AGENDA BEFORE THEY ARE SEVEN James Jones, head of consumer aﬀairs at credit ratings agency Experian, says that talking about money from an early age is crucial. ‘By seven, most children will be receiving pocket money and thousands will be handed their ﬁrst mobile phone. Seven is also the age by which a child’s attitudes and values to issues such as money typically become set for life,’ he says. That’s an argument for giving pocket money at any early age, so that children learn to manage it wisely. Russell, at Young Money, says the key is making money chat relateable. ‘It won’t help them if they can’t see the relevance to their everyday life.’ GET THE BANKS ON BOARD If money talk begins at home, learning about interest, savings goals and sensible spending can be achieved with a little help from the banks. Most have accounts for children, and many oﬀer good incentives for putting some money away regularly. Regular saver accounts for children oﬀer interest rates way above most oﬀered to adults, so long as your child can commit to putting money in each month. For example, Halifax allows under 18s to save between £10 and £100 a month for a year and get 4.5 per cent interest on the balance in its Kids’ Monthly Saver. Children up to 15 can have this account, which reverts to a two per cent rate at the end of the year. The catch? You can’t make any withdrawals in the year, though parents wishing to encourage saving may see that as a good thing. Many banks oﬀer freebies, such as calculators and toys, to children opening a ﬁrst account, so it is important to teach your child not to focus on the freebies, but to look at the interest rate and accessibility, a skill that will stand them in good stead for the future. LET THEM LOOSE WITH SOME PLASTIC You might be wary about allowing your children a plastic card but in the era of digital currency, children need to learn about spending on cards at a relatively early age. Once you are conﬁdent your children understand the value of coins, there are plastic cards available that can help them to understand the world of digital money as well. Once children reach 11, they qualify for bank accounts that allow them a contactless card, and they can also use ATMs. For parents, these accounts, which include Nationwide’s FlexOne, the TSB’s Under-19’s account and Santander’s 123 Mini, have the advantage of being free, and you can pay your child’s pocket money in directly. Your child shouldn’t be able to go overdrawn, and won’t incur fees. For those under 11, or for parents who prefer more control, a new breed of prepaid cards oﬀer a topnotch technological experience, for a fee. Cards from Nimbl, Osper and goHenry allow children as young as six to spend online or in stores, and they are controlled by an app that informs the parent whenever they spend. ‘The average age of children using the service is 12 years. We think this reﬂects a real milestone in growing up. Around this age, children start at secondary school and are beginning to gain more independence, but still need guidance,’ says Alex Zivoder, chief executive oﬃcer at goHenry. These three types of prepaid card allow children to build up savings, while parents can set up one-oﬀ top-ups to pay for chores, or monthly pocket money loading onto the card. Fees vary, with goHenry costing £36 a year, while Osper charges £30 and Nimbl £15. The cards also have charges for loading and making withdrawals, so the best card for you will depend upon how it is used. If you just want an app to help your children take control of their money, without fees and the card, try RoosterMoney for free. This allows you to keep track, give them virtual allowances and extra pocket money for jobs, without the money leaving your account until you are ready to hand it to them. TALK ABOUT GIVING If you want to teach your children to think about others, then giving should be part of your money chat. Rooster Money has teamed up with JustGiving to help children give money, allowing them to choose charities to give to within the app. Rooster Money’s chief executive oﬃcer Will Carmichael says he hopes that teaching children about charity could help to reverse the decline in giving that has been seen among the under-30s in recent years. ‘Getting your kids into giving can be a great opportunity to get them thinking about the causes they are passionate about,’ he says. DON’T STOP MONEY CHAT AS THEY GROW OLDER As children grow, chats about spending, saving and debt should help continue their money education, hopefully arriving at adulthood as fully-ﬂedged ﬁnancial experts. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 23 in association with ADVICE // HACKS // INVESTMENT DON’T PAY FOR UNNECESSARY EXTENDED WARRANTIES Every year people waste hundreds of pounds paying for needless financial products. Just look at extended warranties, for instance. According to research from consumer group Which? new electrical goods and appliances are very reliable and have a very low chance of needing repair in the first five years. What’s more, it found that extended warranties for everyday appliances from some suppliers were expensive. For example, the cost of an extended warranty on one £260 washing machine was £170 — more than half the cost price. STOP YOUR KIDS RACKING UP A HEFTY ITUNES BILL CUT PETROL COSTS If you drive a car, motorbike or lorry you can’t fail to have noticed it’s costing you a fair amount more than it did to fill up. Since early 2016, the average price of filling a family car has risen by £11.10 for unleaded and £12.50 for diesel, according to petrolprices.com. The secret to getting the most from your car’s petrol is to drive at the lowest speed you can, in the highest possible gear. THE HUNTER THIS WEEK: SAVINGS ON ITUNES, EXERCISE CLASSES AND MAKE-UP, BY KARA GAMMELL SAVE ENERGY IN THE KITCHEN We all know that we can cut energy costs by turning down the thermostat, but many of us are oblivious that we are wasting electricity in the kitchen. Three-quarters of British households overfill kettles, wasting a total of £68million in household bills each year, according to the Energy Saving Trust. And your smart-looking, American-style fridge freezer can cost you a fortune in running costs. According to toptenuk. org, these can cost three times as much to run as conventional models, as much as £350 more than a smaller A+++ rated free-standing unit – almost enough to buy a second fridge freezer. USE THE RECEIPT TRICK TO CUT FOOD WASTE We Brits throw out £13billion of food a year, but you can cut your food waste with a handy trick. Stick one of your weekly food shop receipts on your fridge. As you throw food away, take a pen and cross it off the receipt. By the end of the week, what you have crossed off is the food you have wasted. What’s left is a list of only the food you use and need to buy. According to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, this could save you around £30 a month. ENJOY FREE EXERCISE CLASSES RECYCLE MAKE-UP POTS AND GET FREEBIES IN RETURN CLAIM FOR POTHOLE DAMAGE TO YOUR CAR Getting rewarded for recycling may seem too good to be true, but you can get your hands on cosmetic freebies simply by handing in your used ones. You can get a free MAC lipstick of your choice (excluding Viva Glam lipsticks) when you return six used MAC containers to a MAC counter or send in the post to MAC. Its lipsticks are normally £17.50 each, so it’s worth doing. Kiehl’s offers a stamp-card based scheme, where you can bring in an empty product to any standalone store and receive one stamp per item. After ten stamps, the skincare giant will give you a free travel-sized product of your choice up to the value of £9. Lush fans who bring in five of its black, recyclable pots into a store can exchange them for a free fresh face mask – normally £7.50. The containers must be used and clean when you return them. Potholes are costing drivers an average repair bill of £1,000, according to the AA. If your vehicle is damaged by a pothole and the council responsible for maintaining the road failed to do so properly, you might be able to make a claim for repairs in full without going via your insurer. According to many councils, to count as a pothole, a hole must be at least 40mm deep. To make a claim, take photos at the scene. If anyone saw you hit the pothole, see if they will give you a written statement for evidence. Keep receipts of the repairs and ask the mechanic who fixes your car to provide written evidence that the damage was likely caused by a pothole. If you like exercising in a group setting, there are several free classes available, so long as you know where to look. Women’s fitness shop Sweaty Betty, for instance, offers free Zumba, Pilates, running, ballet and other fitness classes (for men and women) at all 50 branches across the country. All you need to do is sign up for its free membership card, then call or pop into your nearest store to book a session. For more information, visit sweatybetty.com. SECURITY SURVEILLANCE ON A SHOESTRING . 24 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in association with ADVICE // HACKS // INVESTMENT MY MONEY... WHY IT PAYS TO KNOW ABOUT... POWER OF ATTORNEY ROSS KING With Which?? money experrt Gareth Shaw w THE TV PRESENTER ON PROPERTY, E-TYPE JAGS AND WHY HE’LL NEVER GIVE UP FLYING FIRST CLASS... I was a Saturday boy at Radio Clyde when I was 16. I was paid £10 per day, to do everything from making tea to editing. It was a great way to get experience working at a radio station. Then I started doing a midweek sport show on Wednesdays and got another £10 for that. I spent the money on Levi’s 501s – they were the thing to have at the time and built up a little collection. What’s been your best investment? Property. I’ve been really fortunate over the years. I was 19 when I bought my ﬁrst place – a fourbedroom house in Bearsden in Glasgow. At that time I was working on Radio Clyde and also doing DJ gigs. Then a couple of years later, I moved to London and bought a ﬂat in Earl’s Court. Everyone thought I was mad. I now live in Los Angeles, where I own two houses. What would be your money-no-object purchase? An E-Type Jaguar – but now there’s a company that sells classic E-types, which have been reﬁtted with modern engines, so I’d have one of those. What luxury wouldn’t you give up? Business or ﬁrst-class travel – I travel so much and I’m ridiculously used to being ﬁrst on the plane. I once went from LA to the UK for one day just to see the ﬁrst Take That reunion gig in Glasgow. I was working at an American TV station and they wouldn’t give me time oﬀ so I got on a plane, went to the gig, saw the boys after, and got on another plane and came back. I also like travelling around the US now I live here – I try to see as much of it as I can. I love Hawaii and Mexico. What’s been your biggest ﬁnancial regret? When I was ﬁrst thinking of buying a house, I was told only to spend the money I wouldn’t miss each week – and I was doing a few gigs a week so said I wouldn’t miss all that money. So the person I was talking to said to buy a house for £40,000, which I could aﬀord, but I really should have spent more money. I would have struggled a bit, but the value of the house would have been much greater. Are you a spender or a saver? A bit of both. When I’m out with my friends, there’s always a ﬁght over who is ﬁrst to pay the bill – my parents taught me to be generous but then my friends are generous, too. As you get older, you realise how important it is to save – especially when you’re self employed. Do you consider yourself savvy with your ﬁnances? I have a business manager and dabble a bit with stocks and shares, but I’m on top of it and know where all my money is. Hopefully I won’t be one of these people who get ripped oﬀ by their accountant. As a freelancer, you have to be aware of what you’re earning and where it’s going. I hear so often from business managers about how irresponsible some of their clients are. They don’t seem to realise how much of a percentage their managers and agents are getting and some people love having an entourage – and that costs a lot of money. What was your last impulse purchase? An expensive watch. I love watches. It’s an interesting market to be involved in – if you choose wisely you can do well with watches. There are certain watches that won’t go down in value, and you know you’ll always be able to sell them. I saw this watch in a shop and bought it. But I think I’d subliminally seen it in a magazine and it lured me in. n It is a legal document that gives someone else authority to make financial and/or health or welfare decisions on your behalf. n There are two types – a General or Ordinary Power Of Attorney gives someone permission to make financial decisions and is valid when you have mental capacity. A Lasting Power Of Attorney (LPA) gives someone else authority to make decisions in future if you can’t or don’t want to. This can cover both health and finances. n Your attorney or attorneys (the person or people who take on the decision-making responsibility under the Power Of Attorney arrangement) must be over 18 and can be family, friends, spouse or partner, or solicitor. Cash or card? I use an American Express card and then pay the whole thing oﬀ at the end of the month – so it’s really a charge card. And since I live in Los Angeles, I use money for tipping as that’s quite a big thing and parking is all done with cash as well. n Ross King presents showbusiness coverage on Good Morning Britain and Lorraine. Ross receives an MBE on July 3 INTERVIEW BY ANDREW WILLIAMS n A signed LPA agreement must be registered with the Office Of Public Guardian. This takes eight to ten weeks. n If someone has lost mental capacity then they are unable to make a LPA. In this case, you can apply for a Deputyship Order from the Court of Protection in England and Wales. PHOTO: REX What was your ﬁrst job? THIS week is Dementia Action Week, and if you have a family member living with demeentia, you may need to manage their finances for them. But it’s easier if a Power Of Attorney is in place – and you can plan ahead now to save yourself and your family worry in future. Here’s an outline of how Power Of Attorney works: n For more information, visit wills.which.co.uk 26 27 28 May 23, 2018 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 29 LEAR TODAY MUSIC / FILM / TV / COMEDY Why Hopkins’s King isn’t just for Bard boffins TV To Go: Page 33 » ORIGINAL PIRATE MATERIAL L IKE most kids, the young Alden Ehrenreich played at being Han Solo. But unlike all of them, he’s now portraying him on the big screen in Solo: A Star Wars Story. ‘I played make-believe Star Wars as a kid,’ he says. ‘When I was starting to watch movies, those were my kind of movies. I never would have imagined I’d end up doing this.’ The Hail, Caesar! star is professional, courteous and quite serious, only occasionally breaking into the cheeky Solo smile he treats us to in the ﬁlm. When he talks about ﬂying the iconic Millennium Falcon, though, you get a glimpse of Ehrenreich the young Star Wars fan. ‘There are two parts,’ he explains. ‘One is, you get on to it, there’s the lustre and magic of being there and seeing the set and sitting in the seat, and they have a screen in front ANNA SMITH CATCHES UP WITH THE NEW BREED OF STAR WARS STARS Continued on: Page 30 » THE HAN WHO NEVER WAS FIVE ACTORS WHO ALMOST PLAYED THE YOUNG SOLO Miles Teller Jack Reynor Rami Malek Aaron Taylor-Johnson Ansel Elgort Proved his acting chops in Whiplash and his wisecracking chops (is that a thing?) in the Divergent trilogy. The Fantastic Four possibly scuppered his chances. Made it to the last three to play Han. The Irish actor had charisma to burn in his indie debut What Richard Did… then was entirely non-memorable in Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Mr Robot is an acting chameleon. He may not be Han but word is he’s uncanny as the young Freddie Mercury in forthcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Already wowed as a teen version of an icon (John Lennon) in breakout debut Nowhere Boy but can he carry a blockbuster? His turn in 2014’s Godzilla suggests not yet. The dreamy-faced star of the Divergent series, Baby Driver and The Fault In Our Stars is certainly a lover – but could he really play a fighter? 30 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 MUSIC // FILM // TV // COMEDY Donald Glover Phoebe Waller-Bridge Emilia Clarke Woody Harrelson Paul Bettany SOLO IN SAFE HANS » Continued from: Page 29 of you projecting all the things you would be looking at as you bob and weave and ﬂy. And the other part is when you’ve been doing it for a month and a half and know the controls and ship and feel at ease. That feels even cooler, in a way – it moves and shakes and stuﬀ. It’s the ultimate Disneyland ride.’ The story follows Han’s adventures with Beckett (Woody Harrelson), Val (Thandie Newton), Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) and Lando (Donald Glover). There’s plenty of action as well as comedy but bringing it to the screen proved a bumpy ride. The ﬁlm’s original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, left the project after four months, and Oscar winner Ron Howard parachuted in. He is candid on the subject when I meet him in Cannes, where he and the rest of the cast are doing the promo rounds. ‘It was a classic example of creative diﬀerences,’ he says. ‘It was a test for everybody and a challenge for me but in some ways it was easier for me than anyone. I didn’t have to deal with the upset, I could oﬀer my experience but also a fresh dose of objectivity. I could build on the good work that was already done but also experiment, alter things and go back to reshoot as needed.’ Howard was keen to give Ehrenreich free rein. ‘I told Alden when I came in, let’s not over-intellectualise it, you apply your instincts, I’ll apply mine, let’s just go choice by choice and make the scenes great,’ he says. ‘And, of course, there’s a real evolution for the Han character. It’s a deﬁning adventure – he’s not quite the cynic we ﬁnd in the later movies. These are the bumps, the twists, the turns that give him the conﬁdence to believe he can be free. But it’s also the beginnings of some of the scar tissue that would create the enigmatic, cynical guy we meet later on.’ This Han is also a man in love, pre-Leia, and Emilia Clarke does a terriﬁc job as Qi’ra, who’s far more than just the love interest. Clarke beams when I point this out. ‘She’s complex, she’s powerful, she’s a survivor,’ she says. ‘The girlfriend, that’s not a role anyone enjoys playing any more. I was very relieved that was deﬁnitely not what she was. She was doing her own thing, not just being a femaleshaped prop.’ The Game Of Thrones actress sees these kind of roles as progress. ‘I think female heroines should be able to inhabit a space that’s a little bit darker,’ she says. ‘That’s the next stage for the empowerment of women on screen. We can do it!’ As ever, Clarke comes across as conﬁdent, funny and charming, and her director is clearly a fan. ‘Emilia’s so good,’ says Howard. ‘And she also has this equilibrium between being young, excited and discovering the world and her place in it, then being a real craftswoman and incredibly disciplined.’ And what of the great Woody Harrelson? He’s at lunch, I’m told. The Three Billboards actor is running a little slowly after a swish Solo party on Cannes beach. When he ﬁnally comes ambling along in pyjamas and bare feet, it looks like he had a good time. ‘It was a great party,’ he smiles blearily before admitting his co-star has a more professional attitude. ‘Alden’s a very hard worker. I’ll go out at night, do myself some damage and come in like a shell of my former self in the morning. He comes in all guns blazing. Always.’ Harrelson concedes Harrison Ford is a tough act to follow. ‘Alden’s stepping into some very big shoes. But when you see this movie, in the very ﬁrst scene you’re on his side. It’s great acting.’ Solo: A Star Wars Story is out on Friday Reaching for the Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover and a motion-captured Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 31 MUSIC // FILM // TV // COMEDY There’s summit about Sheila THE BIG RELEASE EDIE 12A ####$ F ROM the director of The Mutant Chronicles comes… something almost bafflingly different. Edie is a heartwarming, Scottish-set, wee-budget dramedy wherein a grumpy old lady climbs a mountain. That old lady is Sheila Hancock, at 85 so stunning and imperious that if she stared hard enough at a mountain it would surely come to her, rather than the other way round. She’s Edie, one-time wild child who made a bad match and ended up shackled to a domineering invalid who crushed her dreams. Luckily for her, he pegs it first and, aged 83, Edie is free to do what she wants, which is jump on a train to Inverness to climb Mount Suilven on her ownsome. Given her age, no one thinks this is a good idea so Edie hooks up with a cheeky young guide (Sunshine On Leith’s ever lovable Kevin Guthrie), who intends to make some easy money out of an old dear, only to form one of those unlikely ‘let’s learn life lessons from each other’ friendships. It’s a commanding performance by Hancock, who by her own account went through a gran’s version of Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant to shoot this – freezing rain, sheer drops, bogs, boot camp, snakes, necking Strongbow – all to scale Suilven for real. She’s now the oldest woman to have done so. The script, by comparison, chooses a far more comfy path. There’s a more muscular film stifled within this uplifting cross-generational comedy but the leads have a lovely chemistry and there are bounteous drone shots of the Highlands to drool over. A crowd-pleaser on the festival circuit, it’s by no means perfect but any film that inspires 80-year-olds to climb a mountain – or at least believe they still can – can only be a good thing. LARUSHKA IVAN-ZADEH FILM REVIEWS THE VERDICT Life-affirming crowd-pleaser with an inspiring ‘never too late’ message Someone call a vet, this dog needs putting down e SHOW DOGS PG #$$$$ Girl versus the Taliban is a thing of rare beauty THE BREADWINNER 12A ##### ANGELINA Jolie’s kids are apparently huge fans of Deborah Ellis’s original novel, hence Mummy Jolie’s involvement as executive producer here. Those Jolie-Pitt kids sure have taste. The latest glowing marvel from Irish animation powerhouse (power shed?) Cartoon Saloon (The Secret Of Kells, Song Of The Sea) spirits us away from the realm of Celtic myth to Afghanistan in 2001. Here, 11-year-old Parvana (voiced by Saara Chaudry), a gutsy girl with huge luminous green eyes, is determined to rescue her father, the only male in her family, who’s been imprisoned by the Taliban. It’s a mission impossible that’s even tougher to accomplish when no female is allowed out in public without a male escort. So Parvana takes the high-risk decision to cut her hair and disguise herself as a boy (left). An empowering tale about disempowerment, it’s chock-full of humour, hope, challenging situations and a commendable lack of sugar-coating (note the 12A certiﬁcate). Yes, the story-within-a-story device doesn’t work – the action’s ﬁnest moments are, in fact, wordless – but it’s still the most thoughtful, sensitively realised, beautifully drawn and aﬀecting animation about children in wartime since 2004’s Grave Of The Fireﬂies. LI-Z YOUNG kids will lap up pretty much anything if it’s moving on a screen but even my Emoji Movie-loving six-yearold admitted to being ‘a bit bored’ by this charm-free family ﬂick. A live action/CGI hybrid starring talking dogs (now, there’s a fresh new concept), it sees a Rottweiler called Max (voiced by Chris ‘Ludicris’ Bridges) teamed with a bungling FBI agent (Will ‘Lego Batman’ Arnett) to go undercover at a swanky dog show. Yes, it’s Miss Congeniality with fur. A tiresomely sassy script is so desperate to be down with da kidz that it fails to invest in what should be at the core of such a movie: the simple, pure love between human and hound. That said, a CGI baby panda (hello, FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DEADPOOL 2’S ZAZIE BEETZ Go whistle: Will Arnett and partner Chinese box oﬃce!) is guaranteed to raise an ‘awww!’ every time. Stanley Tucci, as Max’s sniﬀy French primper, unwittingly delivers the perfect verdict on this unappetising dog’s breakfast: ‘I cannot polish zee turd but perhaps I can cover it in glitter.’ LI-Z ALSO OUT THIS WEEK THE LITTLE VAMPIRE U Angela Sommer-Bodenburg’s original books have shifted more than 10 million copies, so it’s fair to say there’s an audience for this animated adaptation of her tale of tweenage vampiredom, which has already been reincarnated as a comic, a TV series, a musical and a live-action feature. THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR 15 Black Panther’s Letitia Wright is an avowed supporter of this timely documentary exploring the legacy of Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother gang-raped by six white men in Alabama in 1944 who had the courage to name her attackers. 1) Zazie Beetz is her real name. She is half German (on her dad’s side) and grew up in New York. 2) Domino, her Deadpool 2 character, boasts ‘luck’ as her superpower. Beetz says: ‘I definitely believe in coincidence and intuition. Though luck is where hard work meets opportunity, right?’ If she could choose her own superpower it would be ‘fearlessness’. 3) She’d never read a superhero comic before signing up to Deadpool 2 but loves cartoon strip Calvin And Hobbes. 4) The obsessive fan love from comic geeks has begun. ‘I’ve seen a tattoo of myself on someone I don’t know and that’s crazy. It was on their forearm. I was like, wow, I hope I don’t disappoint them!’ 5) She’s also in TV series Atlanta, co-starring Solo’s Donald Glover, and wants to do more Deadpool. ‘It’s a unique experience working on a movie like Deadpool 2 – I want to hang out in this world before venturing too far out. LI-Z Deadpool 2 is in cinemas now 32 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 GETTY/REX/EMILY GRAY MUSIC // FILM // TV // COMEDY ALBUM OF THE WEEK ASH ISLANDS Infectious ####$ It may have been 20 years since Ash’s Britpop-era standout album 1977 but there remains something evergreen about the Northern Irish power trio’s marriage of scrappy punky energy and sugary pop hooks. Their seventh album is trailered by fuzzbomb single Buzzkill, two-and-ahalf minutes of such brilliantly melodic insouciance that you can practically imagine it slouching in the corner at a party in a denim jacket, chewing gum and giving everyone a sneer. There are few other songs on Islands that leap out with quite so much intent but as an overall measure of frontman and songwriter Tim Wheeler’s infectiously easygoing way with four chords and a vocal hook, there’s plenty more to savour. Opener True Story feels like a warm embrace from an old friend, while Confessions In The Pool has a snaking disco groove worthy of Franz Ferdinand and Somersault sounds like it’s pinched Teenage Fanclub’s lush guitars and exploited their full bubblegum-pop potential. Marking Ash’s return to the Infectious label (which released 1977 and the band’s other more commercial hits), Islands feels like a homecoming of sorts, as well as a timely reboot. This is a band to grow old with. MALCOLM JACK From comedy to crime: Will Young, Anna Whitehouse, Cariad Lloyd and Benazir Bhutto feature in the award-winning podcasts The winning words in your shell-likes GARETH MAY PICKS HIS FAVOURITE LISTENS FROM THE WEEKEND’S BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS IN LONDON DIP IN Griefcast Won: Podcast Of The Year Ep length: 1 hour This one is an easy pitch: Cariad Lloyd talks to stand-up comics about death. Maudlin, right? Not quite. Each guest gives up jokes throughout and for fans of particular comedians, hearing your favourite laughter merchant reveal all will be worth a subscribe alone. The pay dirt, though, is in the careful and on-point probing of Lloyd (her father died when she 15) and her considerate gear changes from friendly chat to staring-intothe-abyss honesty. Guests include both fringe and mainstream clowns such as Robert Webb, Sara Pascoe and Coconut Unlimited author Nikesh Shukla. BINGE Homo Sapiens Won: Bronze, Best Interview Ep length: 40 mins Co-host and director Christopher Sweeney has called this pod ‘the LGBTQ+ answer to BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour’. It’s more than that, especially with co-anchor Will Young channelling the Saturday morning vibes of wireless greats Wogan and Ross, combined with irreverent asides on everything from dog hairs on the sofa to the joy of having a poo. Thoughtful, funny and camp incarnate, if eps with Jeremy Corbyn and Alan Cumming ooze star power, the sit-downs with ‘Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen’ and gay rights activist Peter Tatchel, as well as explainers on chemsex and HIV prevention drugs, raise the audio stakes. BINGE Once Upon A Time In Zombieville Won: Gold, Family Ep length: 80 mins total (8 eps) Follow school chums Jamie and Sam as they solve the mystery of the yellow slime that’s turned all the townsfolk into zombies. This sci-fi adventure story for 9- to 12-year-olds, produced by Bigmouth Audio, is a Stranger Things for kids. Made for visually impaired children with consultation by the Royal National Institute for the Blind, the eight-part series aired on BBC Radio Scotland in 2017. Perfect family fodder for the morning school run, parents will hear notes of Roald Dahl while kids will tap into the more contemporary influences of DreamWorks and David Walliams. DIP IN Dirty Mother Pukka pals put it, ‘udder’). That’s the thing with this laid-bare pod, there’s no filter – it’s all potty-training, pottymouthed honesty skid-marked with acute observations, gross-outs and giggles. Parents will wilt with mirth one second, then nod with absolute understanding the next as the mums are followed by a panel of dads hell-bent on, as Whitehouse puts it, Parenting The S*** Out Of Life. BINGE The Assassination Won: Gold, True Crime Ep length: 30 mins December 27, 2007. Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto was in a motorcade, having given a speech at a Pakistan People’s Party rally. As she waved to the crowd from the car’s sunroof she was shot and killed. Those responsible have never been brought to justice. This is the story of her death as told by deeply informed BBC World Service journalist Owen Bennett Jones and a vast roster of vital first-person players in AND FINALLY the events (including Don’t miss the Mostly the suspects). Lit podcast, which won Both moving Silver in the Represent and graphic, category. The freewheeling unlike some exploration of books, other serialised wellness and pop culture podcasts with similar MOs, from Alex Reads, Rai Jones retains and Derek Owusu will respect throughout. inspire any inquisitive Won: Bronze, Family Ep length: 40 mins We all have to make allowances for work. But host Anna Whitehouse takes the baby biscuit, managing to direct the convo of this parenting pod while having a baby suck on her teat (or as her panel of maternal millennial. For more, see british podcastawards.com Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 33 NER IN PART ITH SHIP W METRO HAKESPEARE – no, please, keep reading – can be a tough act to pull oﬀ on TV. Yes, The BBC’s Hollow Crown gets critical acclaim for its take on the history plays, but there’s a sense of preaching to the converted. So how do you turn a fresh audience on to the Bard, speciﬁcally the family tragedy that is King Lear? Having Anthony Hopkins playing the lead role, with Emma Thompson, Continued on Page 34 » LEAR AND PRESENT DANGER SHAKESPEARE’S MAD KING GETS THE MODERN TREATMENT ON THE BBC Generation games: From left, Emily Watson as Regan, Jim Broadbent as the Duke of Gloucester, Anthony Hopkins as King Lear, Andrew Scott as Edgar and Emma Thompson as Goneril 34 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 METRO BRINGING YOU ALL THE SHOWS YOU KNOW I COULDN’T HAVE DONE THIS UNTIL MY PARENTS DIED » Continued from Page 33 Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent and Andrew Scott isn’t a bad place to start. And if it’s a modern-day setting you’re after, a knockout ﬁght scene is a must, according to director and adapter Sir Richard Eyre. ‘I thought about what would be a ﬁght scene in an action movie,’ says Eyre. ‘What would be a logical ﬁght to have in a contemporary world? It had to be MMA [mixed martial arts]. It’s not something I’d tackled before – MMA is not my usual world!’ The ﬁght, contested in black and white with a splash of dramatic red, was a challenge for Scott and John Macmillan, who as bitterly estranged half-brothers Edgar and Edmund go at it hammer and tongs. ‘We got seriously banged about,’ says Macmillan, whose turn as Edmund has rising star written all over it. ‘We were really put though it but had a great ﬁght coordinator, Andreas Petrides, who’s worked on Star Wars and really made it look like a professional MMA ﬁght. But it was ATLANTA OK, so who’s here because of Childish Gambino? In an age of relentless hype, it’s oddly encouraging that something as seemingly disposable as a music video can be genuinely classed as bold and provocative. So take a bow Donald Glover (far right), aka Childish Gambino, whose disturbing promo film for This Is America nails with great economy the disconnect between the shiny, happy lives we’re supposed to be living and a world going to hell. All this gives an edge to Glover’s winning turn in Atlanta, the slyly funny comedy that offers a softer but no less subversive look at what it takes to survive the modern world. Episodes one to four of season two available now. THE DIRECTOR OF THE BBC’S KING LEAR TELLS KEITH WATSON ITS DEPICTION OF FAMILIES AT WAR MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT GENERATIONS a crash course for me, very humbling. I mean, Andrew and I are just actors – these were proper hard guys we trained with, really impressive.’ The challenge for Eyre, who directed Henry IV Parts I and II as part of the Hollow Crown series, was to cut Lear’s script from its four-hour stage time to a two-hour TV ﬁlm. ‘That’s a serious discipline,’ he says. ‘You look at it and think, this is a great speech but what does it add to the story? You’re forced to examine what the essence of the play is.’ Ay, there’s the rub (OK, that’s from Hamlet – shoot me). What’s striking about Eyre’s latest take is how strongly it resonates with today’s care crisis. For those who need reminding, the plot sees Lear driven mad as he falls out with his children, having demanded they prove their love for him to gain their inheritance. In Eyre’s version, one striking scene has Hopkins growling and raging as he roams the streets with a shopping trolley. He’s alienated from his family and on the edge of Alzheimer’s – it’s a sight sadly redolent of modern city streets. ‘I think it’s a play that deﬁnes your feelings about your parents,’ says Eyre. ‘At heart it’s about fathers and daughters, parents and children, and about how those relationships are made. I don’t think I could have understood it completely until my parents died. You’re always deﬁned by being a child – then they are gone and you’re an orphan. It’s over.’ He agrees it’s a story that means diﬀerent things to people at diﬀerent to the max is back to point its unrelenting finger at patriarchy, paranoia and prejudice in a postrevolutionary America where women have been subjugated and valued only for their fertility. Season two strays from the source novel by Margaret Atwood but the message is no less cautionary and Elisabeth Moss (below), an actor with a face able to communicate both strength and suffering while barely uttering a word, is stoically compelling as the long-suffering Offred. Episode one available now. A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL When news broke of Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe’s affair with stable boy Norman Scott in the 1970s, it was a tabloid sensation that ended Thorpe’s career – and at that time Thorpe’s Liberals were within a whisker of power. Hugh Grant, admirably playing against romantic type as Thorpe, co-stars with Ben Whishaw (both left) in a story where no one is smelling of roses. Episode one available now. THE HANDMAID’S TALE Brace yourselves – the dystopian drama that cranks the bleak meter IBIZA US comedian Gillian Jacobs (top right), who you might recognise from Community, Love or perhaps even Hot Tub Time Machine 2, stars in this undemanding romcom about Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 35 in partnership with AND LOVE ON DEMAND I USED FLEABAG AS A GUIDE TO ‘SELFIE-ACTING’ Brothers at war: Andrew Scott (in the balaclava) as Edgar and John Macmillan as his illegitimate brother, Edmund ages. Where a younger audience will identify with youngest daughter Cordelia (Florence Pugh), cast aside for refusing to sweet-talk her father, middle-aged audiences might have some sympathy for elder daughters Goneril (Thompson) and Regan a thirtyish career woman who lands a work trip to Spain but has her focus shot to pieces by her mates, who tag along, and a pash for a hot DJ (our very own Richard Madden). Swig a shot of tequila for every cliché and you’ll be fine – as long as you can handle Americans pronouncing Ibiza like there’s a hive of bees in the middle. ‘I-beesa’. Available Friday. EXPLAINED Confused by cryptocurrencies, K-pop (above right), stock markets, the racial wealth gap, diets or monogamy? Monogamy, how did that get in there? What’s not to understand? Anyhow, if any of the aforementioned subjects baffle you then this series will turn you into an instant expert and save you (Watson), left to deal with the waywardness of an increasingly eccentric and unpredictable parent. Eyre sees that shift in himself. ‘When I was 30 I thought I’d be senile at 60. Now I’m 75… your perspective changes!’ he laughs wryly. from embarrassment at parties. Then again, if you’re small-talking cryptocurrencies, maybe the monogamy episode is for you. Available now. MIDSOMER MURDERS I generally let Midsomer Murders simmer in the The perspective Eyre brings is modern, opening with skyscrapers and soldiers in fatigues. But what he wants most of all is to bring the story into modern minds. ‘The characters in the play, the families, these are soap opera nether reaches of my programme planner for a few years, waiting for a winter sickie day when I’m too feverish to recall who did for the vicar with a truckle of cheese. But it’s worth making an exception for the latest season closer, which finds Simon Callow (left) in his pomp in a highly strung tale of classical types getting their fiddles in a twist when a Stradivarius goes missing. KW archetypes, people we all recognise,’ he says. ‘Families fall out whenever and wherever they are.’ King Lear is on BBC2 on Monday at 9.30pm, then on iPlayer As Edmund, illegitimate son of Jim Broadbent’s Duke of Gloucester, John Macmillan is the one character who talks directly to the audience. Or, in this case, the camera. He found it a strange experience. ‘I’d never done this “breaking the fourth wall” thing before,’ he says. ‘I’d not realised I’d see myself right in the camera, talking back at myself. It threw me at first. It was like selfie acting!’ He drew on some interesting inspirations. ‘Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller, Michaela Coel in Chewing Gum, which I was in, Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag. They’re all in there in Edmund somewhere.’ And Edmund is in all of us, he reckons. ‘Of all the characters in King Lear, the one Shakespeare uses as the voice of the play is this illegitimate son, he’s the lowest born. He’s a favourite for a lot of people because we all have a shadow self, a darkness we don’t let out. So it’s a cathartic release to relish someone else’s evil. And from the opening scene of the play, we Outsider: engage with him. 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The idea is he’s empathising with Sara Pascoe on the physiological demands of female footwear but Jon rises to the challenge with aplomb. Or has he tapped into something else he should be worrying about? KEITH WATSON 40 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 CRICKET // FIRST TEST FROM THE Derek RACING NEWS, VIEWS AND TOP TIPS HORSE’S MOUTH in association with Lion will go into battle with Warrior at Epsom ROARING LION is firmly on course for a clash with Saxon Warrior in the Derby on Saturday week, trainer John Gosden said. Gosden had initially indicated the French Derby may be an alternative option for last week’s impressive winner of the Dante Stakes at York. But owners Qatar Racing are eager to go to Epsom and the trainer is happy to comply. He said: ‘I just like to see how horses are after a race before making grandiose plans. 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He’s exciting.’ Lingfield Derby Trial runner-up Kew Gardens, Delano Roosevelt and The Pentagon and Zabriskie are also in the frame to represent O’Brien. Clemmie (pictured) who had been favourite for Newmarket before being ruled out w when a stone bruise held up her preeparation. ■ ROGER CHARLTON is adopting ing a patient approach with Cesarew witch winner Withhold by waiting forr the Northumberland Plate on June 30. The five-year-old landed a big gamble at Newmarket last autumn but has not been seen since. ■ AIDAN O’BRIEN is responsib ble for nine of the 20 remaining fillies in contention for Sunday’s Irish 11,000 000 Guineas. Heading up his team are Happily, third in the English equivalent, and 22 Derby favourite: Saxon Warrior Elarqam (from 11/4) is the new clear favourite with Coral, ahead of Gustav Klimt (11/4) for the Irish 2,000 Guineas at The Curragh on Saturday STABLE BITES FABRICATE heads five ru unners in the Brigadier Geerard Stakes at Sandown to omorrow. 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Yet their current opponents are mercurial in the manner of a defrosting vindaloo; cold one minute, hot the next – a combination that can debunk history at a stroke. You only have to rewind a year to the Champions Trophy in England to see this transformation in full. Hammered by India in the preliminaries, to the resounding criticism of all that they were a basket case, Pakistan suddenly confounded expectations by playing a savvy, winning brand of cricket which thrust them to the final, where they thrashed the muchgarlanded India by 180 runs. Pakistan have always been good at messing up teams that play in regimented ways, which may be why England come to this Test with some unexpected components of their own, having picked Jos Buttler and Dominic Bess, the latter a 20-year old off-spinner who has played just 16 first-class matches for Somerset. Buttler’s inclusion is a victory for talent over technique and application, something new national selector Ed Smith clearly champions in an age where Test cricket is increasingly fighting for relevance. Whereas previous regimes of England selectors have wanted to preserve the sanctity of red-ball cricket and the County Championship by promoting deserving cases from within, Buttler has won a recall after 18 months by scattering white balls to all parts in the Indian Premier League. It is one in the eye for those county pros constructing worthy 60s on green seamers in England but Smith has decided – rightly in my opinion – to give outstanding flair the leg-up it Turning point: Bess occasionally needs. As in all these matters, time will tell whether it has been a bold move for the better or a foolhardy one. At this juncture, with England’s batting in need of a spark, it seems a gambit worth taking. Far more important, though, than Buttler firing at No.7, is the successful blooding of Bess. Since assuming the captaincy, Root’s England have won five Tests, lost seven and drawn two. Most of the defeats have come abroad where the absence of a topclass tweaker is felt most acutely. England need to develop one fast and in the absence of the injured Jack Leach, another Somerset spinner, Bess became the chosen contender. Bess has the cocksureness of youth, a good rhythmic action, and turns the ball with vigour, the last an often overlooked talent. Against Pakistan he will be up against batsmen raised on spin bowling and used to treating it with disdain. Yet, Bess has grown up in an era where spinners get despatched for six with increasing regularity, so should be more phlegmatic than those of previous eras who did not cope well with all-out assault. The rest of England’s team is largely understandable although Mark Stoneman, Alastair Cook’s opening partner, was perhaps fortunate to cling on for another series. Even the batting promotions Dom feels ready to seize his England opportunity DOM BESS is determined to make the most of his England call-up and is conﬁdent of thriving at Lord’s. The 20-year-old is poised to make his international bow against Pakistan in tomorrow’s ﬁrst Test, thrust into the squad because of injury to his Somerset team-mate Jack Leach. Asked if he felt ready, he said: ‘Of course I do. There’s a lot of chat about me only playing 16 ﬁrst-class matches but I always believe that everything happens for a reason. ‘It is obviously a freak accident that happened to Jack Leach and I am gutted for him.’ Bess, who described himself as an ‘attacking oﬀ-spinner’ who is ‘very competitive and always looking for wickets’ insisted he would not be weighed down by pressure. He said: ‘It is more for me the opportunity – I see it as a great opportunity. If I put pressure on myself as well, there is only going to be a spiral.’ Bess said Leach, who made his Test debut in New Zealand earlier this year but is sidelined with a broken thumb, had given him plenty of encouragement and advice ahead of the match. ‘(Leach said) “You’re here for a reason, and you’ve got to adapt to the level up”. I hope that’s something I can do well.’ WRIGHT FIREWORKS TOO HOT FOR SOMERSET TO HANDLE LUKE WRIGHT smacked 105 from just 87 balls as Sussex ended Somerset’s unbeaten start to the season with a 75-run One-Day Cup win at Taunton. The 33-year-old opener blasted ten fours and three sixes to lead Sussex to 341 for seven. David Wiese added 58 not out and Michael Burgess 56. In reply, Somerset were 266 all out, James Hildreth top-scoring with 87. PICTURE: PA SAMIT TIED UP WITH NOTTS SAMIT PATEL, 33, has agreed a contract extension with Nottinghamshire that runs until the end of the 2020 season. The all-rounder made his first-team debut in 2002. Joe, selector: Ed Smith (left) chats to Root during practice Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 41 CRICKET // FIRST TEST Pringle @derekpringle THE FORMER ENGLAND ALL-ROUNDER IS WRITING FOR METRO THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER PICTURE: PA of Root to three and Jonny Bairstow to No.5 are positive. Indeed a middleorder trio of Bairstow, Ben Stokes and Buttler, bruisers all, will surely persuade even the most ardent T20 fan that Test cricket still has something for them. Of Root’s move to three, something he had resisted when given the choice previously, it was the taking of responsibility which appealed. One danger with the shift is that he and Buttler’s inclusion is one in the eye for county pros constructing worthy 60s Cook, England’s most experienced batsmen, could both be scuppered cheaply by the new ball – an ambition Pakistan’s best opening bowler, Mohammad Amir, is bound to have in his sights. Amir will be leading an attack which should hold their own in English conditions at this time of year. Although well-stocked in the pace and seam department, with the likes of Mohammad Abbas, Rahat Ali and Hasan Ali all vying for places, the dry, sunny weather leading into the match could also mean a leading role for legspinner Shadab Khan – and we all know how little England’s batsmen relish facing wrist-spin. For the main thrust of their batting Pakistan will be relying on the experience of Azhar Ali, Asad Shafique and captain Sarfraz Ahmed. That trio will be supplemented by a slew of relative newcomers like Babar Azam and the left-handers Haris Sohail and Imam-ul-Haq, the last a nephew to former Pakistan captain and batting great, the monolithic Inzamam-ul-Haq. The skill of James Anderson and Strauss steps aside as his wife fights cancer ANDREW STRAUSS will step down from his duties as England and Wales Cricket Board director this summer while his wife has cancer treatment. The temporary arrangement will see Andy Flower take on Strauss’ tasks, and others will lend a hand to ﬁll Flower’s role as England Lions head coach. Strauss conﬁrmed the move at Lord’s on Tuesday, saying: ‘My wife was diagnosed with cancer in December. We are very lucky she has been very well up to now, although she is starting a new treatment on Friday, which is going to more challenging for her. ‘As such I am going to be stepping back from my day-to-day duties while that treatment is going on.’ The former England captain will hand over his responsibilities to his ex-Test coach Flower. ‘On a day-to-day basis, Andy Flower is going to be stepping in for me over the course of the summer,’ added Strauss. ‘We Taking a break: Strauss all know about his qualities and his experience of both England and English cricket, and he will ﬁll in my shoes very adequately. I look forward to returning and grabbing the reins again. ‘But at this time, my focus has to be on supporting Ruth and my family.’ LORD’S T20 DATE STRIKES A BLOW FOR GOOD CAUSE THERE is another big match at Lord’s before the end of May, this one with the added worthiness of being a fundraiser for those cricket grounds in the Caribbean badly damaged by last year’s hurricanes, Irma and Maria. The T20 match between the Windies and the ICC’s Rest of the World XI, captained by England’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan, starts at 6pm on Friday, May 30. The MCC has donated the ground for free, ee, while Sky will not charg ge for broadcasting the game. As expected, the Windies will field a side chock full of T20 stars like ‘Universe Bosss’ Chris Gayle (pictu ured), Andre Russell and d the h moodily dl magnificent Marlon Samuels. Meanwhile, the ICC side have an eclectic mix of players from the rest of the cricketing world including spin sensations Rashid Khan, of Afghanistan, and Sandeep Lamichhane, of Nepal, who are aged just 18 and 17 respectively. Joining them will be T20 veterans like Shahid ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi, Luke Ronchi, Hardik Pandya and Tamim Iqbal. Tickets are priced at £20 for adults and £10 for children. Stuart Broad in their home conditions should still provide England with an insurmountable advantage but Pakistan have a habit of turning any perceived wisdom about them on its head, despite their wobble in the recent one-off Test against Ireland. As such, I’m predicting an England win at Lord’s and a series-levelling retort from Pakistan in the second Test at Headingley. Then again, it could be the other way around. 42 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 CYCLING // GIRO D’ITALIA THE TIPSTER @tipstermetro THIEM WILL TELL IF RAFA SLIPS UP IN PARIS ule KING of clay Rafael Nadal will ru Roland Garros again as he bids to t win an 11th French Open. He has won on the orange dirtt in Rome, Barcelona and Monte Carlo, with a loss to Dominic Thiem in Madrid his only blip this year. The trouble is Rafa is no better than 4/9 to add a 17th grand slam to his magnificent CV V. Nadal has dropped only four sets iin 18 matchees on clay this year but even Betfaair’s 13/8 he loses less than 70 games is tight. So instead, let’s look at the S alternatives on offer. Alexander Zverev has the weeapons but crumbles under thee hype, so we will go eachway o on Thiem (pictured), who has beaten N Nadal three times in nine meetings i on clay, at 12/1 with Betfred. n WEST Ham have made a magnificent appointment in Manuel Pellegrini as their new boss. If the board backs him financially, a top-ten finish is nailed on at 9/4 with Sky Bet. 16/1 Petra Kvitova has just won in Madrid and Prague, and is each-way value for the women’s crown in Paris (Betfred) 14/1 Paul Casey has been in solid form all year and is our each-way pick across the board for the PGA title at Wentworth Keeping a tight grip: Yates limited his losses brilliantly yesterday PICTURE: EPA Yates minds the gap as he survives his toughest trial SIMON YATES remains ﬁrmly on course for overall victory in the Giro d’Italia after limiting his losses to big rival Tom Dumoulin with an impressive showing in yesterday’s individual time-trial. Yates has been a revelation in pursuit of his ﬁrst Grand Tour win, claiming three stage victories and building a lead of two minutes, 11 seconds over defending champion Dumoulin going into Monday’s second rest day. Dumoulin, however, is the world timetrial champion and was expected to make major inroads into Yates’ gap in yesterday’s largely ﬂat 34.5km course from Trento to Rovereto, and perhaps even claim the leader’s pink jersey. Instead, the Englishman conceded only 75 seconds to Dumoulin, who came third on the day, ﬁnishing stage 14 in 41 minutes, 37 seconds, meaning Yates takes a lead of 56sec into the ﬁnal ﬁve stages of the three-week race. Third-place rider Domenico Pozzovivo by GAVIN BROWN trails Yates by 3min 11sec and with three summit ﬁnishes to come – terrain which favours the 25-year-old more than Dumoulin – the Mitchelton-Scott rider is now a heavy favourite to wear the race leader’s pink jersey into Rome for Sunday’s ﬁnal, ceremonial stage. ‘I’m really happy,’ said Yates. ‘The ﬁrst half (of the time trial) I felt good, I had a good rhythm, and I felt like I was going well, I wasn’t losing so much time. But in the ﬁnal 10km I really died a thousand deaths. I thought I’d lose a lot more but I managed to hang on. I’m really happy. ‘Being in the lead after the time-trial changes my tactics. Unfortunately for the fans, I might be more defensive. I’d like to have a bigger gap but I’m very satisﬁed with where I stand now.’ Chris Froome ﬁnished ﬁfth in a stage won by Rohan Dennis to climb to fourth overall, 39sec behind Pozzovivo. GRID GIRLS SET TO TAG ALONG IN MONACO FORMULA ONE MONACO Grand Prix organisers are set to defy F1’s American owners by using grid girls before Sunday’s race. Liberty Media has stopped the use of female models at races, calling the practice ‘at odds with modern-day societal norms’ and rolled out a grid kids scheme, with 20 children lining up in front of the drivers before the start of grands prix. The grid kids will still be used in Monte Carlo but female and male representatives of Tag Heuer – a longterm supporter of the Monaco race – will reportedly also take to the track ahead of the start, without holding the drivers’ grid placards. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 43 GOLF Lee is Bjorn again in Ryder Cup role LEE WESTWOOD ‘jumped at the chance’ to be a vice-captain for this year’s Ryder Cup, even though it almost certainly ends his remarkable playing record in the biennial match. Westwood, 45, is one of ﬁve deputies to have been named by European captain Thomas Bjorn ahead of the PGA Championship, starting at Wentworth tomorrow – the others are Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald and Robert Karlsson. Although being appointed vice-captain does not rule him out of playing, a world ranking of 117 makes West- Eur still involved: Captain Bjorn (centre, seated) is joined by (from left) McDowell, Westwood, Karlsson, Harrington and Donald at Wentworth yesterday PICTURE: GETTY Q&A Korahn Gayle Interview by Matthew Nash The British skateboarder, 30, competes at this weekend’s Street League Pro Open at London’s Copper Box ‘You don’t need to know what all the tricks are called to have a good time’ What did you think when you heard skateboarding had been voted into the 2020 Olympics? I was surprised at ﬁrst – I didn’t think it was going to be. With the Street League organisers on board, I’m pretty sure it will be a good-styled park. It will inspire more people to pick up a skateboard, so that’s great. Are you aiming to make it to Tokyo 2020 then? I’m a street skater, not so much a competition skater, so the chances aren’t super high that I’ll get there, but if I did get to skate at the Olympics I would be super happy. Do you think casual viewers will pick up the skateboard lingo quickly? It all makes sense. If you hear ‘kickﬂip backside noseblunt’ it sounds crazy but if you know what a kickﬂip is, and you know what a backside is, add noseblunt – you can work it out! You’ll just see it, you don’t need to know what it’s called. Winter Olympics, a lot can o wrong. Skateboarding s actually harder because ou’re not attached to the o oard. I have never o nowboarded, although I n would love to do it. How did you get into the sport? What is the maiden London SLS Pro Open all about? It’s a really good opportunity to see the top professional skateboarders – those guys skate hard, they rip it. Nyjah Huston, last year’s champ, always has a good chance of winning, Shane O’Neill, too. There’s a lot of amazing skaters there but Tiago Lemos is one of my favourites. Do you think snowboarding fans will like skateboarding? It’s similar to watch – snowboarding is my favourite event to watch at the It all started in 2000 when I had a go on a friend’s skateboard. I stopped for a bit because I played football for a while but football and skateboarding don’t go well together. Eventually I stopped playing football and concentrated on skateboarding. Any tricks you can’t do? I can’t hardﬂip, which is annoying. n The world’s most prestigious skateboarding competition will make its London debut at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on May 26-27. Tickets are available at www.streetleague.com by JOHN PAYNE wood increasingly unlikely to make the team to face the United States in Paris this September. Since his debut in 1997, Westwood has played in the last ten contests, one short of Nick Faldo’s record, and won the Ryder Cup seven times. ‘I’ve been on ten Ryder Cup sides but never been involved with the role behind the scenes,’ said Westwood, who is just two points short of Faldo’s haul of 25 points. ‘When Thomas asked me I was obviously delighted and jumped at the chance. Myself and Thomas have known each other many years and anything I can do to have a bit of input and help, I will gladly do.’ Asked if he had mixed feelings at not being involved as a player, Westwood added: ‘Not really. I’m of an age now where my chances of making the team go down quite signiﬁcantly. ‘Playing in a Ryder Cup is very special. But to be involved with it is very special as well.’ Bjorn said: ‘All ﬁve are widely respected throughout the game.’ 44 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 FOOTBALL // PREMIER LEAGUE PELLEGRINI VOWS TO ‘DELIGHT’ FANS WITH HIS ATTACKING BRAND OF FOOTBALL by DANNY GRIFFITHS MANUEL PELLEGRINI pledged to get his team playing in a style to thrill the fans after taking over at West Ham but admits he needs fresh blood to realise his blueprint of attacking football. The former Manchester City manager yesterday signed a three-year deal at the London Stadium, succeeding David Moyes at the Hammers’ helm. Now the 64-year-old will set to work on bringing happier times to the Irons after a season of discontent under Slaven Bilic and then Moyes, who steered them to safety and 13th place. ‘I think West Ham has a very good team. I know all of the players and I saw most of the games they played last season,’ Pellegrini said. ‘So I am sure that, with the players we have in this moment in the squad, and bringing maybe another four or ﬁve players in, we are going to have a strong team. I am excited about this I’M RIGHT MAN FOR WEST HAM 61.4 Glamour signing: Sullivan (left) is happy to land his man as Pellegrini signs up in glitzy surroundings Per cent win rate for Pellegrini with Man City in the Premier League – higher than bosses Jurgen Klopp (49 per cent) and Arsene Wenger (57 per cent) PICTURE: GETTY 3 I’m excited about this project and I hope next season West Ham will play football that will delight the fans project. I know this league is very good and it’s not easy to do it. ‘West Ham had a diﬃcult season last season and I hope that next season we are going to play football that will delight the fans. ‘I always play attacking football and we must try to reach important targets in the season.’ The Hammers’ new Chilean boss led City to the title in 2014, with the Citizens blasting a record 151 goals in all competitions that term. MARCO SILVA is thought to Pellegrini believes be close to getting the Everton he shares a common manager’s job. The former Hull football club must be managed, so we have a vision for West Ham and Watford boss has been lot of common ideas.’ with joint chairman the Toffees’ top choice ever Sullivan hailed PelDavid Sullivan. since they let Sam legrini, who left Chinese He added: ‘Every time Allardyce go. club Hebei China Fortune I spoke with Mr Sullivan, at the weekend, as ‘one of the I always had the feeling that world’s most respected coaches’. he wants me. He said in a statement: ‘It was impor‘We agreed on a lot of things he tant we appointed someone with wants for this club in the way I think a Trophies won in as many seasons with Man City – one Premier League title and two League Cups – who scored an Englishrecord 151 goals in all competitions in 2013-14 96 Club-record points tally he achieved with Real Madrid in 20 2009-10 TOFFEES ARE STUCK ON SILVA knowledge and experience of the Premier League, who already has an understanding – not only of the teams and players we face – but also of West Ham and our ambitions. ‘Manuel brings a reputation for attacking football and getting the best out of his players. We believe he will attract new talent as well as improving the current squad.’ Winner: Pellegrini celebrates title success with City SPORT IN BRIEF Watson back on track just in time for Paris Warriors defending pitch after friction with Scarlets TENNIS RUGBY UNION HEATHER WATSON ended her eight-match losing streak in the nick of time for the start of the French Open next week. Watson’s last WTA Tour win came in the quarter-finals of January’s Hobart International and a run of eight straight defeats was ended by beating Kateryna Bondarenko 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) to reach the second round of the Nuremberg Cup. She will now face Hungarian qualifier Fanny Stollar. Winning feeling: Watson ■ DAN EVANS beat second seed Max Purcell 6-4, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Loughborough Challenger event as he continues his comeback from a 12-month drugs ban. Elsewhere, British No.4 Liam Broady lost 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-4) in the first round of French Open qualifying to Czech Zdenek Kolar. Cameron Norrie, the British No.3, has been awarded a wild card into the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s. GLASGOW Warriors say they are ‘entirely happy’ with their pitch at Scotstoun Stadium following stinging criticism by Scarlets players. Scarlets’ Wales wing Steff Evans described the 4G surface as ‘shocking’ following last Friday’s PRO14 semifinal between the teams. His team-mate Johnny McNicholl said the pitch should be ‘illegal’ and Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac revealed a number of his players had ‘got a lot of burns, a lot of bad grazing and blisters’. Pivac said players could not train on Monday ahead of Saturday’s PRO14 final against Leinster in Dublin. But a Warriors spokesperson insisted: ‘Glasgow Warriors are entirely happy with the Scotstoun Stadium pitch, which was only installed in 2016 and is fully compliant with World Rugby’s performance specification.’ Shaun’s league loyalty may Wane RUGBY LEAGUE SHAUN WANE has said he would be open to the idea of coaching in rugby union. Speaking for the first time since announcing he is to leave Wigan at the end of the season, Wane revealed he has no other job lined up. He said: ‘I’m a professional coach and I feel I have a lot to offer. I’d be open to anything.’ RUGBY UNION UNCAPPED Wasps flanker Jack Willis will miss England’s South Africa tour after suffering a serious knee injury that could sideline him for up to a year. Willis (above), 21, sustained ‘a significant multiligament injury’ in the Premiership play-off defeat against Saracens. Joshua opponent given drug ban BOXING AMERICAN heavyweight Eric Molina, 36, has been given a two-year ban for failing a drugs test after his third-round defeat to Anthony Joshua in 2016. UK Anti-Doping announced the sanction after the Texan tested positive for a corticosteroid. Vunipola to get all clear for final RUGBY UNION BILLY VUNIPOLA is expected to start Saracens’ Premiership final against Exeter on Saturday. The England forward lasted only the first half of the play-off victory over Wasps last weekend because of a persistent hamstring injury. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 45 FOOTBALL // CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL THEY SAID IT ‘No, I have Cristiano and I talk about my players.’ Zinedine Zidane was in no mood to discuss whether he would swap Cristiano Ronaldo for Liverpool’s star forward Mohamed Salah Full of confidence: Ronaldo trains in Madrid yesterday PICTURE: GETTY Ronaldo: Old rivals do look the Real deal CRISTIANO IMPRESSED BY LIVERPOOL BUT SAYS MADRID WILL STAY KINGS OF EUROPE REAL Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo admits Champions League opponents Liverpool remind him of his own team, although he insists the holders have the edge. The Spanish giants have won three of the last four Champions League ﬁnals and are going for a record 13th European Cup victory in Kiev on Saturday. Ronaldo, though, is adamant Zinedine Zidane’s men will not be taking the Premier League side lightly, and even sees some similarities between the Reds’ high-powered frontline of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, and Madrid’s own attacking riches. ‘Liverpool deserve respect. We’re not going to have it easy. They deserve to be in the ﬁnal,’ Ronaldo said. ‘They remind me of Madrid three or four years ago. Their three front players, they’re very quick, they are powerful in attack and I respect them. But Madrid are better. We have to play to our level but also to respect the opposition.’ Having also won the Champions League with Manchester United, victory in Kiev would represent Ronaldo’s ﬁfth in the competition, an achievement he says would be ‘amazing’. The Portugal forward, though, admits he wishes Liverpool were a diﬀerent by GAVIN BROWN English club and added: ‘Finals are always special [but] I would have preferred it to be Manchester United.’ Zidane, meanwhile, has dismissed any suggestion Madrid’s regular appearances in the ﬁnal mean they will not be as hungry as Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp leads a club playing in their ﬁrst European Cup ﬁnal since 2007 but Zidane insisted the back-to-back defending champions will have ‘the same Liverpool deserve respect, they are quick and powerful in attack – but Madrid are better desire as always’. When asked if he thought Liverpool were hungrier, the Madrid coach said: ‘I can’t tell you about the opponent. What I can say is that we will have the same desire as always. ‘This club is what it is: the same enthusiasm, dedication and desire as always. And nobody can take that away or tell us that we are less hungry than others. ‘We are Madrid and this club is what it is. We always want more and we will give everything to do it in the best way.’ Reds’ Mane threat comes from more than just the front three SADIO MANE has warned Real Madrid he expects to add to his 19 goals this season as he looks forward to the Champions League ﬁnal in Kiev this Saturday. The Senegal forward said: ‘I think more goals are coming! I am happy but as a striker you’d love to score every single game to help your team. Now we have one more important game, so why not do our best and win the trophy?’ Mane, 26, has been part of a proliﬁc front three this season with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, and the trio have scored 90 goals between them. ‘I have always enjoyed playing alongside these great players,’ Mane said. ‘They make everything easier for me. I am a lucky boy. But we always talk about the front three. Don’t forget it starts from the guys behind. We always do everything together, this is our power.’ Winners for the past two years, Real are the favourites. However, Mane (pictured) said: ‘We respect them but we also have players and staﬀ to beat any team in the world. We are going to try to do our best, cause them the most problems and try to win the game.’ 46 | METRO | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 FOOTBALL // ENGLAND Handover: Emery (left) and Wenger Bruno backs Unai to be a big hit with the Gunners UNAI EMERY has been described as the perfect man to manage Arsenal by one of his former players. The Spaniard is set to be unveiled as Arsene Wenger’s successor in the next 24 hours but reaction to the appointment of the former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss has been mixed. However, Brighton captain Bruno believes his compatriot is a good choice. ‘He ﬁts perfectly with the Arsenal philosophy,’ said full-back Bruno, 37, who played for Emery at Valencia and Almeria. ‘He loves the oﬀensive way to play with full-backs really high, with the midﬁelders dropping to start the possession from the back. I think he ﬁts perfectly to Arsenal.’ Bruno also compared Emery to Wenger, insisting the two were similarly obsessed with the game. ‘He’s a real top manager,’ Bruno added. ‘He’s obsessed with work and I think that’s really good. ‘He loves working you, he spends so many hours on the pitch, oﬀ the pitch. His best strength is the way he sets out the sessions and the way he analyses the opposition.’ FOOTBALL MANUEL SIGNS ON AT WEST HAM KANE: DON’T BE AFRAID – WE CAN WIN WORLD CUP n NEW SKIPPER CALLS ON ENGLAND TO BE BRAVE AND STRONG n LIVERPOOL’S EUROPEAN HEROICS CAN INSPIRE US, SAYS HARRY by DANNY GRIFFITHS HARRY KANE insisted England must not be afraid of openly setting their sights on winning the World Cup after being appointed captain yesterday. Months of questions and speculation came to an end when the 24-year-old was conﬁrmed as Gareth Southgate’s skipper for Russia. Kane has long been favourite to wear the armband at the World Cup given the Tottenham striker epitomises the brave, bold and fearless mindset the manager is trying to encourage. Despite being part of the Euro 2016 exit to Iceland, failings of the past do not appear to weigh heavy and Kane talked up the Three Lions’ chances in his ﬁrst press conference as captain. ‘I think we can win it,’ said the Spurs forward at St George’s Park. ‘We’re not Page 44 » CYCLING YATES SURVIVES TOUGHEST TRIAL Page 42 » n Harry Kane has scored in all four games in which he has captained England, at a ratio of 1.25 per game – significantly up from his England career average of 0.52 per game, 12 in 23. n Wayne Rooney scored 53 goals from 119 England caps but 14 in 22 as skipper – a leap from 0.45 goals per game to 0.64. n Alan Shearer (above) hit 20 in 34 as captain, 0.59 per game and almost 25 per cent better than a career-long 0.48 goals per game ratio (30 in 63 caps). n David Beckham was captain for barely half of his caps, 59 out of 115, but scored 16 of his 17 England goals in those games. n Gary Lineker (above) hit ten goals in 18 games as captain, a slight dip from his overall record of 48 in 80. n David Platt scored more goals in 19 games as captain than in his other 43, while 20 of Bryan Robson’s 26 England goals came while he was skipper. We’re not favourites but we can win it. Anything else is not good enough, really going to be favourites to win it. We know we’re not favourites to win it. ‘But you look at this season, for example, no one would have thought Liverpool would have got to the Champions League ﬁnal and they did. ‘And you look at maybe Man United back in the Ferguson days when they had a young team and dominated the Premier League for years to come. ‘So, it’s not really an excuse that we’re young – it could be a good thing. ‘I believe we can win it and that’s what we’ve got to try and do. Anything else is not good enough, really.’ Kane admits he has dreamt about lifting the World Cup at the Luzhniki LEADING FROM THE FRONT Lionheart: England captain Kane is determined to lead by example in Russia Stadium in July and believes the squad’s youthful exuberance means the shirt may not weigh as heavily as it has done on previous England teams. ‘For me, it’s a strange one,’ he said of the pressure. ‘I feel like the mentality... maybe we’re a bit afraid to say we want to win stuﬀ because we’re afraid of the reaction of the media or the fans, so maybe that’s made players go into a bit of a shell. Whereas what I am trying to say is look, we’re not afraid to say we want to win it because every country wants to win it. We have to be brave, we have to take it on the chin.’ The squad found out about the captaincy when they met up on Monday, with Kane having kept quiet after being told by Southgate weeks earlier. ‘I found out a few weeks ago,’ he revealed. ‘I’ve had to keep it quiet a while now but it’s fantastic. As soon as he told me, I just ﬁlled up with pride and obviously went home and told the family and they got excited as well.’ Captain, my captain: Southgate shares his World Cup vision with new skipper Kane yesterday Sterling allowed to skip camp DEREK PRINGLE SMITH’S RIGHT TO TAKE A CHANCE Page 40 » RAHEEM STERLING has yet to meet up with England after the Manchester City forward was given special dispensation because of a private matter. After Gareth Southgate last week revealed his 23-man World Cup squad, the majority linked up at St George’s Park this week to begin preparations for Russia. However, Sterling has missed the first two days of camp and will instead join up with the group tonight. Manchester United and Chelsea players have also not arrived after being given an extended break following the FA Cup final, with Liverpool’s England players set to get time off after Saturday’s Champions League final. Those players, along with Sterling, were the only ones missing from camp yesterday, when Harry Kane trained for the first time since being named England captain for the World Cup. John Stones and Kyle Walker worked inside on an individual training regime, while standby players James Tarkowski and Jake Livermore took part in the main session. Chelsea teenager Mason Mount joined training again having impressed on loan at Vitesse Arnhem last season. Net gains: Dele Alli cuts a happy figure in training yesterday Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 47 FOOTBALL // ENGLAND PICTURE: REX IN BRIEF At his peak: Balogun Seagulls quick to grab Leon on free transfer BRIGHTON have signed Nigeria international Leon Balogun from German club Mainz. The 29-year-old centre-back has agreed a two-year deal with the Seagulls after becoming available on a free transfer. Brighton boss Chris Hughton said: ‘He will add more depth to our defensive options. ‘He is in the peak years of his career and I’m sure he will integrate well into the squad.’ 6 Game ban for Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou, who has been found guilty of spitting at a Birmingham player during a match in April. City are considering an appeal Relegated Swans are hoping for Pott luck GRAHAM POTTER has emerged as the favourite for the Swansea manager’s job. Englishman Potter, who has built a fine reputation at Swedish club Ostersund, held discussions with the owners of Championship Swans yesterday. Frank de Boer and Jaap Stam have also held talks but Potter (pictured) is the frontrunner. n LIVERPOOL and Champions League semi-final opponents Roma have been charged by Uefa after crowd disturbances at their first-leg tie at Anfield. Two Italians were charged by police after Reds fan Sean Cox was seriously hurt before kick-off. GARETH’S HAPPY TO HAND THE CAPTAIN’S ARMBAND TO ‘METICULOUS’ STRIKER GARETH SOUTHGATE yesterday hailed World Cup captain Harry Kane as a world-class player who will raise the standards of those around him. England boss Southgate has shared the armband around since taking over as manager in 2016 but has now appointed the Tottenham striker as his skipper in Russia. The 24-year-old was first given the honour for the World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Hampden Park last June and has led the side on three further occasions. Southgate said: ‘Harry has some outstanding personal qualities. He is a meticulous professional and one of the most important things for a captain is that they set the standard every day. ‘He has belief and high standards, and it is a great message for the team to have a captain who has shown it is possible to be one of the best in the world over a consistent period of time. That’s been his drive. ‘Over the last 18 months in the camps that he’s been with us, he’s shown he has got the desire to take that into a team environment and he recognises the importance of bringing others with him.’ Jordan Henderson and Gary Cahill have also captained the team under Southgate and will enjoy collective responsibility, with Southgte adding: ‘Harry will need the support of the other good leaders we have got around him. ‘You don’t become a top team by just having a good captain with good values. That has to spread right throughout the group but he is the one ready to take that challenge on.’ ©Associated Newspapers Ltd, 2010. Metro® The mark METRO is a registered trade mark of Associated Newspapers Ltd. Stoke get their man as Rams let Rowett leave GARY ROWETT was last night appointed Stoke boss on a threeyear contract after leaving Derby. The Potters, relegated from the Premier League, had asked the Rams for permission to speak to Rowett earlier this week. With compensation agreed between the clubs, the 44-yearold is now set to take up his new role after 14 months with Derby.