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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018
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Bee-autiful moment:
A young girl, her face
painted with the
worker bee emblem
of Manchester, in
the city last night
A CITY
UNITED
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MANCHESTER PAYS TRIBUTE
TO 22 VICTIMS OF THE ARENA
TERROR ATTACK ONE YEAR ON
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n MEGHAN’S FIRST OFFICIAL OUTING AS A ROYAL Pages 2-3 » n CRACKDOWN ON MONEY-LAUNDERING OLIGARCHS
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‘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
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | METRO | 3
Swat’s making HRH
Meghan laugh on h
first job as a royal?
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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.’
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God, I’m sorry! Did I
But another said: ‘Any
do it? I’m so sorry.’
civilized white person
The audience was
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.’
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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SURVEILLANCE
ON A SHOESTRING
.
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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
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LEAR TODAY
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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
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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?
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Donald Glover
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Emilia Clarke
Woody Harrelson
Paul Bettany
SOLO IN SAFE HANS
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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
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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
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SHOW DOGS PG #$$$$
Girl versus the Taliban
is a thing of rare beauty
THE BREADWINNER 12A
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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. We value
his dark side.’
John Macmillan
as Edmund
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list. As many as 60,000 kids in the
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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. We were pleased with
the horse (after the Dante), he ate up.
‘He’s in splendid form and the owner
is very keen that he goes for the Derby,
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Roaring Lion is second favourite with
brilliant 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon
Warrior a warm order to give Aidan
O’Brien a seventh Derby triumph.
Last year the Irishman saddled six
horses, including shock 40/1 winner
Wings Of Eagles, in the premier Classic.
And it could be a similar scenario next
month with O’Brien once again poised to
be mob-handed.
O’Brien yesterday issued a positive
update on Saxon Warrior, saying: ‘We are
2/1
happy with him. We always thought he
was a very high-quality colt and he’s
done everything right so far.
‘He’s a very strong blend of Danehill,
Galileo and Deep Impact. We haven’t had
anything like him before. 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
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when a stone bruise held up
her preeparation.
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witch
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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
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for nine of the 20 remaining fillies
in contention for Sunday’s Irish 11,000
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third in the English equivalent, and
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Klimt (11/4) for the Irish 2,000 Guineas at The Curragh on Saturday
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AST results suggest Joe
Root’s team should win
both the match and the
series against Pakistan.
Since 2000, England have
carved an enviable 13 victories from
the 17 early season home series that
have been played with just one
defeat, against Sri Lanka in 2013.
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
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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
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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
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CYCLING
YATES SURVIVES
TOUGHEST TRIAL
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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
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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
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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.’
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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.
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