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PATIENTS failed to
attend more than 15
million GP appointments last year, causing chaos in clogged
surgeries, shocking
figures reveal.
Health chiefs blasted
the no-shows as a “frustrating
waste
of
resources”
after
it
emerged they cost the
cash-strapped
NHS
£216million, or nearly
£600,000 a day.
It comes after the
Daily Express laid bare
the crisis in primary
care with some patients
waiting up to three
weeks to see a doctor
because there are too
few GPs.
Six thousand more
are urgently needed to
plug the black hole. In
some parts of the country there are just six
GPs looking after 14,000
patients, while others
are seeing more than 60
a day, leaving them
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The society raising money in January through The Health
Lottery is Health Lottery Scotland.
First-time buyers hit 12-year high
THE number of first-time buyers is at
its highest level since 2006, according
to figures yesterday.
Across the UK, 367,038 new owners
secured mortgages in 2018, up from
362,800 in 2017, analysis from Yorkshire
Building Society shows.
First-time buyers now make up half
of all buyers and their market share is
the highest since 1995, when 53 per
cent of all homes purchased were
bought by first-time buyers.
The number of first-time buyer
mortgages in 2018 was nearly double
that in 2008 (193,300) and just nine per
cent lower than the pre-crisis peak of
402,800 in 2006.
Nitesh Patel, Yorkshire Building
Society’s strategic economist, said:
“Property prices have grown at a faster
rate than wages over the past decade,
which has created difficulties for
first-time buyers. Various factors have
helped to alleviate this challenging
environment, although the market is
still pretty tough for those wanting to
become homeowners.
“Figures indicate that Government
initiatives such as stamp duty relief,
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CLEARING millions of tons
of plastic in the oceans is a
job for future generations,
say campaigners.
The urgent task now is to
“turn off the tap” to stop
further pollution, they argue.
Public focus last year on
the devastation caused by
plastic pollution, largely due
to the powerful images in Sir
David Attenborough’s Blue
Planet II BBC TV documentary showing sea creatures
trapped in plastic rubbish,
led to a raft of measures.
“Single-use” was named by
Collins dictionary as word of
the year and dozens of possible strategies to cut back on
plastic were announced by
the Government.
Major brands including
McDonald’s, Wetherspoons
and Costa began phasing out
plastic straws.
And there was more
progress last month when
the European parliament
announced a ban on a raft of
single-use plastic items such
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as cutlery, cotton buds, drink
stirrers and polystyrene food
containers due to come into
force in 2021.
But scientists at the
Herefordshire-based Marine
Conservation Society (MCS)
fear promises made in 2018
could be shelved by a Government in crisis.
Oceanographer Dr Laura
Foster, of MCS, said the only
way to maintain momentum
is to incentivise change.
Speaking to the Press
Association, she said: “In
2018, we’ve been referring to
the Blue Planet II effect. It
really brought it into people’s
homes beyond those who are
linked to conservation.”
Dr Foster added: “The
most important thing should
be to look at stopping the
amount going into the ocean.
Think of an overflowing bath
with the taps on full blast.
“We’re trying to bail with a
teaspoon and wondering why
that’s not having an effect.
“We need to focus on stopping things going into the
ocean in the first place and it
figures showing home ownership
among young families is on the rise for
the first time in 30 years, as they take
Help to Buy equity loans and Help to
advantage of stagnant prices and
Buy Isas may have had an impact.
rock-bottom mortgage rates.
“Over the past three or four years
Around 28 per cent of couples aged
we’ve also seen more lenders offering
25 to 34 with children now own a home,
95 per cent loan-to-value mortgages, as
according to the Resolution Foundation
well as strong competition driving
think-tank. That is up three per cent
mortgage rates down.”
from the all-time low of 25 per cent in
He said while buying a home may
2016, and equivalent to another 190,000
have become more accessible in some
families on the property ladder.
ways, “getting on to the housing ladder
Analysts said sluggish price growth
is still not an easy step for
had helped first-time
many young people, as
buyers. Prices rose just
demonstrated by the
2.7 per cent this year, said
increasing numbers who
Land Registry figures, the
have received help from the
lowest increase since July
bank of mum and dad”.
2013. The average UK
He added: “Despite these
property is now worth
challenges, the first-time
£231,095.
buyer market has bounced
Daniel Tomlinson, of the
back following the financial
Resolution Foundation,
crisis. Buying your first
said: “After decades of
home remains tough, but
falling home ownership,
it’s encouraging to see
recent conditions in the
first-time buyer levels at a
housing market are finally
12-year high and climbing.”
helping more young
Economist Nitesh Patel families buy a home.”
The news follows other
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Clearing plastic
from seas must
wait, say greens
Scourge of polluted
seas was highlighted
by Attenborough.
Below, Dr Laura Foster
may be that future generations look at a clean-up.”
She added: “We need to
incentivise. As soon as you
give an empty container a
value such as a deposit return
scheme on bottles and cans
you will see people’s behaviour change.”
Ocean plastic is worth less
than
single-use
rubbish
salvaged on land which also
hampers sea clean-up efforts.
Dr Foster said: “If this was a
high value product, there
would be an investment to
try to retrieve it.”
MCS saw record numbers
of people join its beach cleans
and all over the world there
were headlines about plans
to reverse the destruction
caused by plastic.
But without drastic change
to the way we consume plastic accompanied by strong
laws, MCS believes piecemeal efforts to undo the
damage done are doomed.
Recycling rates have stagnated for several years
although the Government is
considering a deposit return
scheme for bottles and cans
and also plans for manufacturers to bear the cost of the
waste they produce.
MCS hopes that if 2018 was
the year of awareness of the
plastic menace, 2019 will be
the year for change and
among other projects it will
campaign to make the muchtalked of plastic bottle
deposit return scheme a reality, it said.
Dr Foster said: “We need
systematic change. We’ve
accepted there really is an
issue – 2019 needs to be the
year we really take action.”
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Tana, 44, shows
bun in the oven
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Family announcement... the Ramsays, from top left, Jack, Tana, Matilda, Gordon, Holly and Megan
CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana yesterday
revealed they are expecting
their fifth child.
They shared the news in a
video in which their children –
Megan, 21, Matilda, 17, and
twins Jack and Holly, 19 – each
said “happy new year”.
After Tana, 44, gave her greeting, the camera panned down
to reveal her large baby bump
and Gordon, 52, could be heard
saying: “And guess what?
Happy new year because soon
we’ve got another one coming.
Oh my lord!”
Gordon and Tana celebrated
their 22nd wedding anniversary last month. The announcement coincided with Jack and
Holly’s 19th birthday.
It comes two years after
Tana suffered a miscarriage
when she was five months’
pregnant. In 2017, Gordon
vowed never to speak to TV
chef Jamie Oliver unless he
apologised to Tana after he
said he had more children
than the Ramsays.
The row erupted after Gordon mocked Jamie during his stint as
host of ITV’s The Nightly Show, calling
him “fat” and criticising his restaurants.
Jamie then said in an interview: “All my
friends and people I work with in TV were
very ****** off for me.
“I was doing TV years before him, so
maybe five years ago it would have bothered me and I may have responded.
“But he’s got four kids and I’ve got five
kids and I don’t want to be slagging off
some kid’s dad on telly. It’s not nice.”
A furious Gordon responded: “To judge
someone else’s family on the amount of
Number five on the way...Tana shows off
her bump in yesterday’s New Year video
kids you have. Boys will always fight and
butt heads but Tana was mortified – and
I mean really mortified.”
The chefs have long been at loggerheads. After Gordon’s appearance on
The Nightly Show, Jamie likened his rival
to a dementia sufferer who forgets the
jibes he has made. Jamie said: “It doesn’t
bother me, but it was a lot. He hasn’t
texted to apologise. I don’t know if he
does emotion like that.”
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Holly Willoughby and family, top, on the beach;
Rio Ferdinand, above, has a go at jet-skiing
DAVID Beckham kicked off the new year in
style with a lavish family party.
The former England captain splashed out a
reported £30,000 as he invited loved ones and
close friends to his Cotswolds mansion.
Beckham, 43, posted a photo on Instagram of
proud mother Victoria, 44, snuggled up to sons
Brooklyn, 19, Romeo, 16, and 13-year-old Cruz,
along with daughter Harper, seven.
The ex-Manchester United star added a touch
of James Bond glamour to the night, sporting a
dark green velvet tuxedo and bow tie.
The family shared video footage of their
spectacular fireworks and scenes of celebration.
Former Spice Girl Victoria snapped her other
half yesterday morning looking bleary-eyed and
dressed in a white towelling robe with the hood
pulled up over his head. “Oh wow!! He is feeling
it today,” said her caption.
There was also a touch of Bond about former
United teammate Rio Ferdinand, 40, who
posted an image of himself roaring along on a
jet ski with a seaplane in the background during
a New Year break in Dubai.
Ferdinand, who also captained England,
later shared a picture of him wearing a “Happy
New Year” party hat, accompanied by the
caption: “After this pic is a blur!!”
Meanwhile, TV presenter Holly Willoughby,
37, celebrated on an exotic beach.
Willoughby raises a glass with husband Dan
Baldwin, 43, and her three children as a 2019
sign is lit up in flames. She wrote: “As long as
you four are beside me... we’ll be just fine.”
A Beckham family portrait for the new year featured David in a green velvet tuxedo
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Are they
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RED meat could be taxed
and plain packaging put on
beer bottles and cans in a
nanny-state move to make
people aware of unhealthy
food and drink, campaigners
warned yesterday.
Other new controls could
include labels on coffee cups
alerting consumers to
environmental damage.
Even Tony the Tiger could
be booted off boxes of
Frosted Flakes and other
cartoon characters banned.
Ice cream van chimes
might also be outlawed.
The alert follows trends
across both the UK and
other countries that have led
to more stringent restrictions
on what can and cannot be
displayed in advertising, on
labels or packaging.
Now the industry is
worried even more is to
come, according to campaign
group Endangered Species.
They say calls by health
lobbyists for measures such
as bigger warnings on wine
bottles and pictures of
Tony on Frosties packet
rotting teeth on fizzy drink
cans as well as graphic junk
food alerts are set to grow
louder. This could lead to the
loss of thousands of jobs in
design, branding and
associated industries.
Ron Cregan, founder of
Endangered Species, said:
“Brand identity is a
fundamental right and
government proposals will
have a devastating impact.
“This includes much-loved
favourites that are part of
our cultural heritage as well
as upcoming artisan
producers who will be denied
the right to express their
identity.
“Policy-makers, lobbyists
and governments are
endangering the future of
many of the best brands in
the world.
“We want to make sure the
brands we see, feel, touch,
follow and grow old with in
our cultural and daily lives
are allowed to continue to
make a positive contribution
to consumers and the
economy.”
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and threatening to quit. Last night,
England’s top doctor begged
patients to cancel appointments if
they could not make them, rather
than just failing to show up.
Family GP Dr Sarah Jarvis said
she had “begun to think the
unthinkable”, suggesting so-called
DNAs – “Did Not Attends” – should
be charged £5 as a deterrent.
She said: “I have been a GP for 27
years and I have started saying this
for the very first time.”
Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, who chairs the Royal College of
GPs, said: “There may be many reasons why a patient might miss an
appointment.
“But we would urge patients to
let us know if they can’t attend as
soon as possible, so that we can
offer that time to someone else who
really needs it.”
NHS England says there are
around 307 million sessions sched-
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THE latest NHS data reveals that
patients DNA [Did Not Attend] at least
five per cent of GP appointments. Those
of us working in the frontline will know
that this is likely to be an underestimate.
I want to dispel three myths that not
attending your GP appointment is OK:
Myth 1: You are doing the doctor a
favour as it allows the GP to have a
10-minute break. This is far from the
truth, clinics usually overrun so while it
may allow me to catch up, I know that
the average DNA patient has a 70 per
cent likelihood of rebooking their
appointment anyway which needlessly
results in additional administrative
workload and the utilisation of another
appointment slot.
Myth 2: Just overbook the clinic to
allow for the DNAs. In my practice in a
deprived part of London in any morning
clinic of 20 patients I can have anywhere
from zero to six DNAs. This highlights
the unpredictability. If it were a
consistent problem, we could simply
overbook our clinics knowing that five
per cent of our patients will simply not
show up. But because of the variability
from clinic to clinic we cannot do this.
Myth 3: I forgot my appointment or I
could not get through on the phone to
cancel. In the age of mobile phones
most patients will get a appointment
reminder text 24 hours prior to the
appointment and also on the day of the
appointment. Most practices now have
apps that directly allow patients to book
or cancel appointments with a few
clicks!
Finally if nothing else, not attending
your GP appointment is disrespectful to
the team who are there to provide care
for you the patient.
So next time you cannot attend your
GP appointment, please cancel the
appointment.
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uled with GPs, nurses, therapists
and other practice staff each year,
but one in 20 is missed without
enough notice to see other patients
– meaning a total of 15.4 million
wasted slots.
Of these, around 7.2 million are
with busy family doctors, which
adds up to more than 1.2 million GP
hours wasted each year – equal to
more than 600 full-time GPs.
Each appointment costs
around £30, putting the
total NHS financial burden at more than
£216million, in addition to widespread disruption for surgeries.
That could pay the
salaries of 2,325 fulltime GPs, 224,640 cataract operations, 58,320
hip replacements, 216,000
Dr Kapur is
urging
patients to
cancel if they
can’t make
their date
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An average GP will realistically care for 2,000 patients,
each of whom visits the
surgery about five times
a year – meaning they
could plough through
10,000 appointments.
Sandeep Kapur, an
NHS GP in Penge,
south-east
London,
said: “These figures are
an underestimate. It’s
not just that patients don’t
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turn up, doctors will read up on
their notes and invariably allow 10
minutes’s leeway, so it has a huge
affect on a morning surgery.”
Recruitment figures published
last year showed 15.3 per cent of GP
positions were unfilled, up from just
2.1 per cent in 2011.
But frustratingly long waits to
see a doctor have seen people turn
to a new generation of health apps
providing round-the-clock medical
attention from private GPs.
NHS England recruited thousands of new practice staff and pro-
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and weekend
appointments.
Dr Nikki Kanani, NHS England’s
acting director of primary care,
said: “We know timely access to
general practice appointments are
a priority for the public.”
NHS England said evening and
weekend access to GP services
would create an estimated nine million extra appointments a year.
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CASH-strapped hospitals are being forced to
spend millions every year replacing missing
crutches, an investigation has revealed.
Nearly four in every five walking aids given
to patients, including walking sticks,
wheelchairs and crutches, were never
brought back, the study found.
Figures from 66 NHS trusts in England
showed more than £14million was spent on
nearly 560,000 walking aids since January
2014.
Within those trusts, 67,491 aids were
returned by patients, while nearly four times
that number – 241,779 – went missing.
More than 3,000 were returned in such a
poor condition that they had to be scrapped.
The data was disclosed to the Press
Association under the Freedom of
Information Act.
However, the true extent of the cost is
expected to be much higher, as nearly half of
all NHS trusts failed to provide data, while
those who did often had incomplete figures.
The investigation found some hospitals
asked patients to bring walking aids back,
while others said the cost of cleaning and
maintaining crutches meant there was no
value in reusing them.
Rachel Power, chief executive of the
Patients Association charity, said: “We’d like
to see an NHS where patients are able to
return equipment that is no longer needed,
and where equipment will be sensibly
recycled and reused when it can be.”
A Department of Health spokesman said:
“Far too often, medical equipment like
wheelchairs and walking sticks are being
used once before then ending up on a
landfill.
“As we announced earlier this year, we
want to put a stop to this unacceptably
wasteful practice.
“It’s great to see Trusts across the country
recycle equipment where it is safe and
appropriate to do so.”
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THIS campaign is a good way of
drawing attention to the fact
that our children are eating far
too much sugar.
But while adults and parents
can take some responsibility,
the food industry is largely to
blame for all the unhealthy stuff
high in sugar, salt and fat that is
now killing off its customers.
I have a lot of sympathy for
parents, particularly those on
low incomes who may not have
as much knowledge or choice.
They are being bombarded with
unhealthy choices.
The UK needs to decide: do
we stop our children becoming
obese or not? If so, we must
take a more radical approach.
We fully support Change For
Life’s campaign but what really
needs to happen is much larger
reductions of sugar in our food.
Getting people to take
responsibility is important and
we are not against that. But that
is what we’ve been trying to do
for 30 years. We are in a crisis
now and need radical solutions.
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CHILDREN have eaten more
sugar by the age of 10 than the
maximum amount recommended
for an 18-year-old, health chiefs
will warn today.
A study of eating habits found
the average 10-year-old has
already consumed more than 20
stones’s worth of sugar.
If children kept within the maximum recommended sugar intake
after the age of two, it would take
them until they were at least 18
to reach this amount.
But the average child is currently eating the equivalent of
around 2,800 extra sugar cubes
every year, Public Health England
(PHE) says.
Today, PHE will launch a
Change4Life campaign to encourage parents to cut back on sugar
in a bid to tackle growing rates of
childhood obesity.
Around a quarter of five-yearolds in England have tooth decay
and one in three children is overweight or obese by the time they
leave primary school.
PHE chief nutritionist Alison
Tedstone said: “Children are consuming too much sugar, but parents can take action now to prevent this building up.
“Change4Life is offering a
straightforward solution – by
making simple swaps each day,
children can have healthier versions of everyday foods and
drinks, while significantly reducing their sugar intake.”
The maximum recommended
daily amount of added sugar varies from 0.6oz (19g) for children
aged four to six to 1oz (30g) for
those over 11.
Swapping a high-sugar yogurt
for a lower one could halve children’s intake from six cubes to
three, PHE said.
One-and-a-half cubes
could be cut by switching
sugary juice drinks for no
added sugar ones.
Ditching high-sugar
cereals for a lower
alternative could slash
intake from three
cubes to half a cube
per
bowl.
Health
experts say such simple swaps could
remove around
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¬ Swap frosted flakes, honey crunch cereal or
chocolate cereal for wheat biscuit cereals, shredded
wholegrain cereals, porridge, or muesli without
added sugar
¬ Resist cola, juice drinks, milkshakes and fizzy
drinks for water, lower-fat milks, and sugar-free
or no added sugar drinks
¬ Avoid split pot and high-sugar yogurts for
fromage frais, low sugar, and plain natural
yogurt pots
¬ Swap cake bars, chocolate pudding
pots, doughnuts and muffins for
2,500 sugar cubes
from a child’s diet
every year.
But campaigners
say efforts must be
backed by food
industry regulation.
Nutritionist
Kawther Hashem
of
Action
on
Sugar called for
“more
hardhitting tact i c s ”
including
uniform
sugar-free jelly, low sugar yogurt, fresh or tinned
fruit, and low sugar rice pudding
¬ Seek out traffic light labels on products and pick
ones that have a green light for sugar
¬ Look for the Change4Life ‘Good Choice’
badge in shops. Some popular brands –
including Nestle Shredded Wheat, Nestle Low
Sugar Oat Cheerios, Petits Filous and Soreen
(malt loaf) – will display the badge online,
in-store and throughout their advertising
Download the free Change4Life Food
Scanner app to check products on the go
food labelling, a 50 per cent sugar
reduction in all products and a
confectionery tax.
PHE has set a voluntary 2020
target for the food industry to
remove 20 per cent of sugar from
the worst products.
Severely obese children are
more likely to become obese or
overweight adults, raising the risk
of cardiovascular disease, Type 2
diabetes and cancers.
June O’Sullivan, of London
Early Years Foundation, said:
“Young children are very quickly
affected by adult decisions and it
remains imperative parents play
their part by making more
informed choices when shopping.
“However, there still needs to
be a national coherent, connected
and well communicated government strategy shaped around
taxation, legislation, education,
physical exercise and behavioural
change.”
Dr Saul Konviser, of the Dental
Wellness Trust, said: “We have
already seen over 45,000 hospital
admissions last year at a cost of
£36million to NHS for child dental extractions alone.”
The soft drink tax has been
extremely successful but we
want to see that raised rather
like the tobacco tax. You can
gradually increase it over time.
And sugar thresholds should
be reduced so they have to take
out even more.
The other thing that is
desperately needed is much
more aggressive restrictions on
marketing and advertising. You
have all this pressure on the
internet, on TV, on social media
and in supermarkets with
shelves at the eye level of
children laden with sugary
foods and eye-catching offers.
How do children know which
foods could give them Type 2
diabetes? It’s scandalous – on
a par with tactics that were
once used to sell tobacco.
Targeting children like that is
totally immoral and it’s costing
lives. Why should children, a
vulnerable group, be exposed
to this without understanding
the consequences?
We have banned tobacco
advertising but unhealthy foods
now cost far more lives than
smoking every year.
Parents do need to be much
better educated about healthy
eating. But ultimately the
Government must support them
by introducing much tougher
food industry regulations.
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Brit scoops
£114.9m
Lotto win
ONE UK ticket-holder scooped
the entire £114.9million jackpot
in the EuroMillions draw on
New Year’s Day, becoming the
fourth largest lottery winner in
the country.
The lucky person or
syndicate matched the winning
numbers of 1, 8, 11, 25, 28 with
the Lucky Star numbers of 4, 6.
Andy Carter, senior winners
advisor at The National Lottery,
said: “What a start to 2019 for
UK EuroMillions players.
“A single ticket-holder has
banked the entire £114.9million
jackpot and become the fourth
biggest winner this country has
ever seen.
“As if that wasn’t enough, a
further 10 UK players have each
banked £1million in the special
New Year’s Day draw.
“All players are urged to
check their tickets to see if they
are a big winner and can turn
2019 into one long celebration.”
The UK’s biggest lottery
winners are Colin and Chris
Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire,
who said they were “tickled
pink” after becoming Europe’s
biggest lottery winners in July
2011. Married for 30 years and
with two children, the
£161million prize catapulted
them into the Sunday Times
Rich List above Beatle Ringo
Starr and Sir Tom Jones.
Psychiatric nurse Mrs Weir,
55, and Mr Weir, 64, who worked
as a TV cameraman and studio
manager for 23 years, bought a
mansion – which they later
upgraded to a bigger one
nearby – and a fleet of cars.
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LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan was
accused yesterday of turning the
London Eye into a giant EU flag
in a “politicised” fireworks
display to celebrate the new year.
The Remainer Labour
politician said he hoped it would
show Europe London will remain
“open-minded” and “outward
looking” after Brexit.
To get his taxpayer-funded
message across, the London Eye
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was bathed in the EU
flag’s blue and its
carriages in yellow.
The display began with
the words “London is
open”, in seven
European
languages,
followed by
songs from
European musicians,
including We Are Your
Friends, Stay and Don’t
Leave Me Alone.
Tory MP Andrew
Bridgen said: “It’s very
low to politicise what is an
international public
event. It’s a
betrayal of
democracy.”
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minded’...
Sadiq Khan
MEP Roger Helmer compared Mr
Khan’s decision to push his
pro-EU message during Brexit
talks to flying an Argentinian flag
during the Falklands War.
The Mayor’s office said a net
spending figure of £2.3million
was approved for this year’s
fireworks display in the heart of
the capital.
Ticket sales for the event
raised around £950,000.
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Britain’s new role as ‘invisible
chain’ linking free-trade nations
THE UK’s post-Brexit role
should be to act as an
invisible chain linking the
democracies of the world
supporting
free
trade,
Jeremy Hunt will say today.
The Foreign Secretary is
visiting Singapore just days
after hailing the Asian economy as a possible example
for Britain to follow after we
leave the EU on March 29.
On a three-day visit to
Asia the Foreign Secretary
will claim that the UK’s
history and geography gives
it the chance to be an “invisible chain” linking democracies across the world. Despite
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the Brexit process, Mr Hunt
will highlight the “friendship” with Europe as one of
the UK’s key international
advantages.
In a speech at the International Institute for Strategic
Studies in Singapore, Mr
Hunt will say: “In a world
where it is rarely possible for
one country to achieve its
ambitions alone, we have
some of the best connections of any country –
whether through the Commonwealth, our alliance with
the United States and our
friendship with our neighbours in Europe.
“Those connections mean
that Britain is amongst only
a handful of European countries with an embassy or high
commission in every member of the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations.”
The UK is set to open a
new mission to the Asean
headquarters in Jakarta
later in 2019.
Mr Hunt will add: “Those
connections are why Britain’s post-Brexit role should
be to act as an invisible chain
linking together the democracies of the world, those
countries which share our
values and support our belief
in free trade, the rule of law
and open societies.”
Speaking at the weekend
Mr Hunt suggested the UK
should follow the example of
low-tax Singapore as it
forges a new position in the
world after Brexit.
He said Singapore had
transformed from a “tiny
territory devoid of natural
resources into the world’s
eighth richest country”.
He added: “There could be
few better instructions for
us as we make our postBrexit future.”
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MP fumes at
‘lethal’ state
of barracks
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SOLDIERS are living in
barracks which are not fit for
animals, a Tory MP has claimed
after a leaked report revealed
concerns about fire safety.
Defence Safety Authority
inspectors found that cuts had
led to an “unacceptable
degradation” of barracks, the
document said.
The Ministry of Defence said
all its buildings met fire
regulations and £4billion was
being spent on modernisation.
But Tory MP Johnny Mercer,
an ex-Army officer and a
member of the Commons
defence committee, said:
“Animals would not be housed
in such dangerous conditions.
“It is disgraceful how
ministers talk up our Armed
Forces and yetask our most
loyal public servants to endure
totally unacceptable and lethal
living environments.”
DSA director-general Lt Gen
Richard Felton ordered the
report after barracks blazes at
Tidworth, Wiltshire, and
Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
Unmarried soldiers’
accommodation had “faulty
equipment” and ‘broken or
unserviceable infrastructure”,
the report said.
The findings, referred to in
the DSA’s annual report,
published without fanfare in
October 2018, revealed 373
fires across the three services
in 2017/18.
It noted the likelihood of a
fire resulting in “significant loss
of life” unless those “major
weaknesses” are addressed.
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Hero police hold suspect in
New Year ‘terror stabbings’
Pictures: SAM CLACK/PA, CATERS AND LNP
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FEARLESS police tackled a man
wielding a knife and said to be
shouting Allahu Akbar after
three people were stabbed in
a suspected terrorism attack
in Manchester.
Officers using Tasers and CS
gas wrestled the man to the
ground moments after the “frenzied attack” at 9pm at the
Manchester Victoria tram stop
on New Year’s Eve.
The stabbings were just yards
from Manchester Arena, where
22 people died in a suicide
bombing in 2017.
A couple in their 50s and a
police sergeant were victims of
the attacker, who was allegedly
armed with a 12-inch knife.
The male victim who was
attacked suffered multiple stab
wounds. His partner suffered a
“significant” injury to her forehead. Their injuries are not lifethreatening. The police officer
was released from hospital after
being stabbed in the shoulder.
The man arrested was 25 and
reported to be from Somalia.
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He has since been detained
under the Mental Health Act.
British
Transport
Police
Assistant Chief Constable Sean
O’Callaghan said: “I am incredibly proud of the four officers
who were immediately on scene
last night, detaining a man who
was wielding a knife. They were
fearless, running towards danger
and preventing further harm
coming to passengers.
“Unfortunately however, one of
our police officers suffered a stab
injury...we’re all relieved that this
is not more serious.”
Greater Manchester Mayor
Andy Burnham said: “It could
have been more serious if not for
the outstanding bravery from
British Transport Police who
were instantly on the scene.”
BBC producer Sam Clack, 38,
was at the tram stop when the
attack happened. He said: “I just
heard this blood-curdling scream
and looked down the platform.
“It looked like a guy in his 60s
with a woman of similar age and
another guy all dressed in black.
“It looked like they were having a fight but she was screaming
in this blood-curdling way.
“I saw police in hi-vis come
towards him. He came towards
me. I looked down and saw he
had a kitchen knife with a black
handle with a good 12-inch blade.
It was just fear, pure fear.” The
Police restraining suspect near
Manchester Victoria station after
three people were stabbed. Above,
a forensics worker at the scene
alleged
attacker
reportedly
shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he
was put in the back of a police
van. He is also alleged to have
screamed: “As long as you
keep bombing other countries,
this sort of **** is going to keep
happening.”
Assistant Chief Constable Russ
Jackson, responsible for counterterrorism policing in the region,
described the attack as “violent”
and “frenzied”. He said: “We
are treating this as a terrorism
incident.”
Former chief constable of
Greater Manchester Police Peter
Fahy tweeted: “It would certainly
appear police officers showed
incredible bravery.”
Prime Minister Theresa May
tweeted: “My thoughts are with
those who were injured. I thank
the emergency services for their
courageous response.”
Police were yesterday still
combing the alleged attacker’s
modern semi-detached home in
the Cheetham Hill area of the
city, just north of the station.
Counter-terrorism
officers
believe the arrested man was
working alone. Police do not
yet know whether he has British
citizenship.
Yesterday, neighbours claimed
the suspect’s family was from
Somalia and that one of his
brothers works at Manchester
Airport.
Neighbour
Nousha
Babaakachel, 40, said: “The family are quiet and go to the local
mosque.” Another neighbour
said of the suspect: “You see him
around but no one seems to know
what he does for a living.”
Alim Obeadlugh, was in his
garden when police raided the
house. He said: “The police
shouted at me, ‘Get in, get it.’
“I asked them what it was
about. They said terror.”
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POLICE on Britain’s transport
network are facing an epidemic
of violence, with more than 12
officers attacked every week.
The Police Federation has
urged courts to treat attacks on
police more seriously and hand
out harsher sentences.
One officer said: “Getting
beaten up on duty is not ‘part
of the job’, as some judges and
magistrates seem to think.”
There were 1,939 reported
assaults on British Transport
Police officers in the three
years to October 2018.
Top of the violence table was
Leeds station with 66 incidents.
Victoria in central London
was second with 60. Third was
Manchester Piccadilly with 56.
Police search Cheetham Hill home yesterday
Woman ‘victim of first 2019 murder’
Flowers yesterday at home of woman stabbed in south London
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A WOMAN stabbed to death in her
home early yesterday is believed to be
the first murder victim of 2019.
Paramedics battled to save the
young woman, who was in her early
30s, as she lay bleeding.
But she was pronounced dead
half-an-hour later at 4.50am at the
property in Camberwell, south London.
Scotland Yard said: “Her next of kin
have not been informed. Formal
identification is yet to take place.”
A 34-year-old man was arrested at
the scene, initially on suspicion of
attempted murder, and was later
released on bail until mid-January.
The Yard spokesman said he had
been taken to a south London police
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station. Later a doorman was stabbed
to death as he tried to stop a gang
forcing their way into a private New
Year’s party in London’s Park Lane.
Two other security staff, aged 29 and
37, and a 29-year-old woman who came
to the door were also stabbed in the
melee at about 5.30am yesterday.
Their injuries are not thought to be
life threatening.
The man, in his early 30s, was
pronounced dead outside the venue
just after 6am.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy
Partridge said: “The incident took
place outside a venue that was hosting
a private party. I would like to hear
from anyone who was present at that
event and witnessed this incident.
“A number of witnesses have already
been spoken to, but it is clear many
others are yet to be traced, some of
whom may have captured the attack
on their mobile phones.
“It appears the deceased and the
two injured males were working as
security staff for the party. They were
attacked by a group of males who were
outside trying to enter the venue.
“The female was also attacked as she
assisted the security staff in closing the
front door of the premises.”
There were 132 murders and
manslaughters in London last year.
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Lancs, and South
Queensferry, west of
Edinburgh.
In one of the biggest
events hundreds of
bathers took part in a
charity swim at Stokes
Bay, Gosport, Hants.
The 652 swimmers
included Dawn McLeod,
65, who was dressed as
a whoopie cushion.
She said: “I’ve done
this for three years
before and always
dressed up for it.”
In Barry Island, South
Wales, swimmers
dressed in duck outfits.
And swimmers
dressed as Donald
Trump dived into the sea
at Scarborough, Yorks.
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New Year failed to stop
hardy swimmers taking
the plunge yesterday.
Despite the chilly
water, they donned
bikinis, swimsuits and
trunks to celebrate the
arrival of 2019.
Some dressed in
Christmas jumpers,
Santa hats and fancy
dress outfits as they
charged into the sea at
the Tyne and Wear resort
of Whitley Bay.
They were cheered on
by hundreds of
well-wishers wrapped
up in more appropriate
warm coats, hats,
scarves and gloves.
The scenes were
repeated in seaside
towns around the
country, in Somerset,
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Prince’s tribute to ship tragedy
THE Prince of Wales and Scotland
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
joined together yesterday to mark
100 years since a tragedy at sea.
Only 82 of the 283 passengers on
board HMY Iolaire are believed to
have survived when it smashed into
rocks near Stornoway on the Isle of
Lewis on January 1, 1919.
The men had been returning
home to Lewis, Harris and Berneray
having survived fighting in the First
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World War. Prince Charles and Ms
Sturgeon laid wreaths at a monument which overlooks the scene of
the tragedy. A note left by Charles
read: “In special remembrance of
your service and sacrifice.”
Ms Sturgeon said: “It may have
been a century ago but the legacy of
the Iolaire will never be forgotten.
“I was honoured to be part of
the commemorations and meet
some of the descendants.”
Psalms were sang in Gaelic and
English and a new sculpture next to
the memorial was revealed.
It features a bronze depiction of a
coiled “heaving line”, in reference
to the heroic acts of John Finlay
Macleod who swam out with a rope
to rescue 40 of the survivors.
Coastguard Robert Mackinnon,
56, said: “My grandfather was a sur-
vivor of the Iolaire who, after all
that, managed to walk 50 miles to
Harris during the night, with sleet
and howling gale. You can imagine
what was going through his mind
after seeing that disaster happen.”
A similar commemoration was
held on a ferry near where the Iolaire
hit rocks. More than 500 people
were on board, including children
from the Western Isles who threw
201 red carnations into the sea.
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A WOMAN died on her birthday
after contracting a deadly blood
infection on a dream Caribbean
Christmas holiday.
Lynne Crouch woke up on
Christmas Eve feeling nauseous and
dizzy in her hotel room in the Dominican Republic.
The 54-year-old had felt fine the
previous night after spending the
evening in the hotel bar with her
husband Peter, 63. But the next
morning she was unable to stand
and when she tried to go for lunch
she vomited and collapsed.
Speaking from the Caribbean
island, Mr Crouch, from Loughton in
Essex, said: “It all happened so fast
– one minute we were standing at
the bar and the next morning Lynne
couldn’t get out of bed.
“I was feeling 100 per cent but she
became so ill so quickly – why did
this happen to her and not me?
“She managed to get up at lunchtime but collapsed at the bottom of
the stairs. When I put her back into
bed she had no recollection of it.”
Mrs Crouch was diagnosed with
meningococcemia, a rare bacterial
blood infection of the same type
that causes meningitis.
She died on her birthday in quarantine at 5pm, Sunday, after almost
a week battling the infection.
Her husband added: “It’s just so
confusing to think she is not with
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woman on her birthday
during Caribbean break
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Medical centre where Lynne was sent
me any more. I still have her suitcase and all her things with me. I
think it will hit me when I finally get
home and realise she’s not there.
“Lynne was the most beautiful,
amazing and caring person.
“She brought life, light and
sunshine into the lives of everybody
who had the honour of meeting her.
“She has cared for people all her
life and we have lost somebody who
is truly irreplaceable. Our lives will
never be the same.”
Mrs Crouch was initially taken to
Punta Cana Medical Center and
diagnosed with a tropical virus
infecting 50 million people worldwide a year, killing 55,000. When she
was transferred to a larger hospital
in the capital city of Santo Domingo,
doctors changed her diagnosis to a
form of meningitis.
In his diary the day before her
death Mr Crouch wrote: “Lynne
does not know who I am and says
she can’t see – only bright lights. Her
head drops and becomes limp. The
vomiting and diarrhoea is constant.
“Lynne becomes covered in mauve
blotches and I am told her health is
a grave matter. I stay with her all
night and watch as she can’t hear or
see me. I just hold her hand and wait
for the morning.”
Mr Crouch, who has children from
a previous relationship, said he does
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Lynne Crouch’s hands discoloured by the infection. Left, with husband
Peter before Christmas. Below, idyllic Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
not know when he will be able to
return to his family in the UK.
His brother Jamie has flown out
to support him while he arranges for
his wife’s body to be repatriated.
But with an autopsy yet to take
place, the family do not know how
Mrs Crouch contracted the bacteria
or why it developed so quickly.
The widower said: “She is my wife,
I can’t just leave her here. I don’t
know when we will be back in the
UK because we have to wait for the
official paperwork. As it is new year
many offices are shut.”
He said he and his wife “had an
amazing life” and “enjoyed many
holidays” during 10 blissful years
together. After meeting in their local
pub in Loughton they quickly moved
in together. They tied the knot on
the Greek island of Kos last June.
Mr Crouch said: “We had a brilliant life – at least I can say that.”
Nasa spaceprobe sends message from 4bn miles
An artist’s impression of New Horizons spacecraft nearing Pluto
A NASA spacecraft has “phoned
home” to confirm it had successfully
performed the most distant space flyby
in history in the early hours of New
Year’s Day.
Thousands of photographs of the
dark, icy space rock called Ultima Thule
were snapped by the New Horizons
probe as it barrelled past it on the
outer edge of the solar system at
around 5am UK time.
Delighted staff at the Nasa mission’s
control centre at Johns Hopkins
University in Maryland applauded after
confirmation signals were received
from the probe. There had been fears it
could have been damaged by tiny
space particles. “We have a healthy
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spacecraft. We’ve just accomplished
the most distant flyby,” said Alice
Bowman, mission operations manager
for New Horizons. “We are ready for
Ultima Thule’s science transmission,
science to help us understand the
origins of our solar system.”
Ultima Thule lies four billion miles
from Earth in the Kuiper Belt, a band
of dwarf planets, space rocks and icy
debris left over from the formation of
the solar system 4.6 billion years ago.
Because of the distance, scientists had
to wait 10 hours to learn whether the
flyby had been successful.
Pictures are due to be published this
week, but the full download of the data
will take 20 months to complete.
Alan Stern, principal investigator
of the New Horizons mission, said
images taken during the spacecraft’s
approach suggested Ultima Thule is
shaped like a bowling pin, with two
bulbous ends. However, he said a
possibility remained that it may
be two separate objects locked in
a tight orbit.
New Horizons is so distant that
mission scientists had no way of
helping out with any last-minute
glitches.
Nasa’s Jim Bridenstine tweeted:
“This is what leadership in space
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Daily Express Wednesday January 2 2019
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BUSINESSES could save more than
£8billion a year if they offered carers
better working conditions, a study
today reveals.
As much as £4.8billion would be
saved in unplanned absences and
£3.4billion in retaining employees,
who are often forced out of their job
as they struggle to balance work and
caring for a loved one, says charity
Carers UK.
Around 6.5 million Britons take on
the responsibility of caring for elderly parents or disabled children.
Of these, three million are juggling
their job with the treatment, tests
and domestic chores needed by
those they care for.
The demands become too much
for one in five, who are forced to quit,
with the expensive knock-on effect
on industry and the wider economy.
Madeleine Starr, of Carers UK,
said: “Workplace support for carers
is becoming an increasingly important issue, with more focus on flexibility, productivity and, with an ageing population, the need to keep
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“We want Government to look at
improving rights for carers at work.
“Not only does this make good
business sense, it helps to strengthen
families and communities, and
improves health and wellbeing.”
Energy giant Centrica has cut its
costs by £1.8million a year with a carers’ policy which provides paid leave
and other support to help workers.
As many as 1,118 employees qualify for paid carers’ leave, the
right to ask for flexible
working and a workerled carers’s network.
Centrica also estimates
cumulative
savings of £1.3million by helping carers stay in work.
The parent company of British Gas
and Hive is now urging
the Government to give
all carers the right to
request flexible working
from the day they start
with a company, and a
paid leave policy.
Sharon Sherlock says the flexibility helps her to care for Alexis, 8
The company has also
joined forces with Carers
UK in a three-year partnership to improve the lives of
Britain’s carers.
Simi Dubb, director of
diversity and inclusion at
Centrica, said: “We’ve
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“It was a very, very stressful
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“My parents couldn’t do
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“When I first started to care
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“The end game for carers
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GREAT British Bake Off
finalist Steven Carter-Bailey
fended off ex-winner Candice
Brown to claim star baker in
the show’s New Year special.
Carter-Bailey, who competed
in 2017, returned to the Bake
Off tent, triumphing in all
three challenges and earning
the first Paul Hollywood hug
for a complex showstopper.
Brown, who won the seventh
series of the show in 2016,
crafted a series of successful
bakes but could not compete
with Carter-Bailey, whose
designs were deemed
“unbelievable” by judge Paul.
The winner said: “That felt
really good. It was a challenge
to walk back into that tent. To
do it and win is an immense
feeling. What a start to 2019. It
couldn’t be better.”
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Holding his Bake Off trophy,
he added: “I’m going to walk
away and start 2019 with three
new friends, and a new plate.”
Brown admitted defeat,
saying: “I’ve learnt that Steven
is unstoppable when it comes
to fondant, and I have learnt
that I still love The Great
British Bake Off.”
She added: “I came here as a
winner, and of course it would
have been nice to do that
double but it was really good
fun. It was great to be back.”
Tamal Ray, a doctor and
2015 finalist, also returned
alongside Kate Henry, who
competed in 2014.
First, the four contestants
were challenged to bake a
vibrantly decorated iced
stollen wreath.
Carter-Bailey’s “perfectly
baked” stag night stollen
hazelnut marzipan wreath
impressed Hollywood,
Carter-Bailey, Brown, Henry and Ray. Right, Hollywood, hosts Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding and Leith
resulting in a Hollywood
handshake. “Ticks all my
boxes,” he said.
Next, judge Prue Leith
challenged the contestants to
bake four snow eggs of French
meringue floating on a sea of
creme Anglaise. The judges
praised Brown’s creations.
“Thin, lovely caramel and
very beautiful custard,” said
Leith as she cracked Brown’s
caramel lattice with a spoon.
But the judges awarded Brown
second place, handing pole
position to Carter-Bailey. He
said afterwards: “I hope I don’t
have a repeat of 2017 when I
lose it at the final.”
For the showstopper the
contestants were tasked with
making a 3D New Year’s
resolution cake.
Brown, known for her
crimson lips, said her
resolution was to wear more
lipstick. She baked a pair of
lips and a tube of red lipstick.
Carter-Bailey’s resolution
was to communicate with his
family more. So he recreated
his grandmother’s rotary
telephone and table she sat at
each week to call the family.
Leith told him: “Those
flavours are fantastic.”
Hollywood added: “You’ve
got that bitterness from the
chocolate, you’ve got that
hazelnut in there, you’ve got
the silkiness in there.
“You’ve produced something
that tastes as good as it looks.
A very, very rare thing indeed.
An exceptional job.”
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Outrage at 3.1% rail fare SOMETHING’S
hike after year of chaos WRONG
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RAIL fare rises of 3.1 per cent
came into effect today, the
highest since 2013.
The controversial increase
comes after a year of timetable
chaos, disruption from strikes,
overcrowded trains and the
worst punctuality in four years.
Many long-distance commuters will see the annual cost of
getting to work increase by
more than £100.
Increases in annual season
tickets include £148 for Brighton to London (£4,696 to
£4,844), £130 for Gloucester to
Birmingham (£4,108 to £4,238),
and £100 for Manchester to
Liverpool (£3,152 to £3,252).
The Government based the
rise in regulated fares, such as
commuter season tickets, on
July’s RPI inflation figure of
3.2 per cent.
But there is no cap on unregulated fares such as advanced
purchases and some off-peak
tickets.
Darren Shirley, chief executive of the Campaign for Better
Transport, said passengers had
“suffered atrocious service in
2018”. He said the latest fare
increase will “only add to their
Darren Shirley slammed
‘atrocious’ rail service
misery”. He said: “The Government’s decision to press ahead
with this fare rise despite a
year of delays, cancellations
and overcrowding shows a total
disregard for passengers and
may leave many wondering
what they are paying for.
“The current review of the
railways must prioritise passengers’ needs and recommend
a fundamental reform of the
fares system.”
Bruce Williamson, of campaign group Railfuture, said
passengers are being given
“another kick in the wallet”
following a “terrible year” on
the railway. He said: “Since
2004, rail fares have raced
ahead of people’s incomes
while the cost of motoring has
remained static, partly thanks
to the Government’s continuing freeze on fuel duty.
“Petrol is now cheaper than it
was in 2011, when the last fuel
duty increase kicked in. In that
time rail fares have gone up
28 per cent. Are they trying to
drive us off the railways?
“Why are hard-working commuters being punished for
the crime of trying to get the
train to work? It really is a war
against the train passenger.”
Transport
Secretary
Chris
Grayling marked the increase
in fares by announcing that a
new railcard, extending child
fares to 16 and 17-year-olds, will
be available in time for the new
academic year in September.
A railcard for 26 to 30-yearolds goes on sale from noon
today.
Mr Grayling said the Government’s “record investment”
in the rail network will help
passengers get the “frequent,
affordable and reliable journeys
they deserve”.
Robert Nisbet, regional director of the Rail Delivery Group,
said: “We understand nobody
wants to pay more for their
journey to work.
“But money from fares is
underpinning record investment to build the better railway
customers want.
“We want more people to
benefit from the opportunities
travelling by train opens up.”
However, shadow transport
secretary
Andy
McDonald
claimed the latest increases
were “an affront to everyone
who has had to endure years of
chaos on Britain’s railways”.
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E ARE constantly told that the
NHS is the jewel in the national
crown, the institution to be
revered and protected above all else,
the very foundation stone on which the
welfare state is built… but it seems that
over 15 million of us are not getting the
message. That is the number who
missed appointments last year, costing
£216million annually and causing no
end of inconvenience for the medics
while also penalising other patients who
are being made to wait weeks for an
appointment of their own.
This cannot go on. That the NHS is
cash strapped is beyond a doubt, not
least as it is now having to cope with
an ageing population, demand for
treatments that it was never meant to
offer such as elective plastic surgery
and an increased role as part of the
social services. But to allow it to go on
haemorrhaging cash because people
simply cannot be bothered to turn up
to their appointments is not on.
It is time a cash penalty was
introduced for those who miss
appointments. The medical community
is taking this possibility seriously for
the first time, with suggestions that a
£5 fine would focus the mind admirably.
This would not only go some way to
making up the shortfall but would be
relatively simple to enforce: the patient
should go on a national shortlist and be
refused medical attention until
payment is met. As matters stand we
have a horrifically expensive healthcare
system which is being abused by some
of its patients. This must stop.
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after year seeing raised prices
alongside arguably worse services.
This year fares have been hiked by more
than three per cent; punctuality is at a
13-year low. Passenger groups are up in
arms and rightly so. Travellers are being
treated abominably, not least as they
have nowhere else to go.
It really is time that rail companies
started taking their role more seriously.
We have just emerged from a period
when services have been slimmed down
considerably over the holiday with no
trains on Christmas Day at all. If they
won’t clean up their act, then hit them
in the wallet. That should focus the
corporate mind.
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S THE new year unfolds, how
moving to hear of the story of Norah
Gibson and her mother Rita
Campbell, reunited after 61 years. How
touching, too, that Norah waited until
the deaths of her adoptive parents
before tracking Rita down as she didn’t
want to upset them, which speaks
volumes about their own parenting. A
story that does credit to all involved.
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HAVE so many happy
memories of HMV that it
was sad to hear it go into
administration just before
Christmas. Hours spent
flipping through album
covers and then CDs but now
my music comes as downloads
for a fraction of the price. I miss
the accumulation of discs but
they are just one more object
that has been digitised and yet
another familiar part of the
high street gone for good.
If 2018 was bad enough for
the high street, that trend looks
set to accelerate this year.
House of Fraser, Debenhams,
Homebase, Maplins and other
retail stalwarts were all hammered by the shift in shopping
to the internet. Far lower
business costs have allowed
web retailers to offer bigger
discounts and substantially
undercut their high street
rivals. Shoppers might like to
try out purchases in real shops
but increasingly seal the deal
online. It has resulted in the
greatest threat to the existence
of the high street, but it is not
all the fault of the internet.
In my home city of Bath,
Jolly’s department store lies at
the core of an historic retail
centre that goes back to when
Jane Austen shopped for bonnets. In one form or another,
it has been trading since 1823
with its current premises
opened in 1906. Now part of
House of Fraser, its new owner
Mike Ashby is in tough negotiations with Bath & North East
Somerset council (B&NES)
to substantially reduce the
amount of rent and business
rates it pays. If B&NES doesn’t
back down, Jolly’s will close,
ripping the retail heart out of
the city. If B&NES does concede it will lose a chunk of
its income revenue used to
support local services.
J
O NOW it’s a battle
that’s being played out
in almost every high
street across the UK. As private landlords seek to offload
now empty shopping centres,
many councils are buying them
up in the hope they can generate a steady income stream to
support their services. But how
is that going to work?
Taking on massive public
loans to buy an asset of steeply
declining value seems a reckless use of our money. A few
flower pots and new benches
will do little to make these
shopping centres more attractive when far bigger forces are
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at work. It also seems odd that
on the one hand so many councils are trying to get people
to use local shops and yet on
the other hand they are doing
everything to discourage them
from coming into town.
I once started a political
party in Highbury, north London, to save our little shopping
parade from rapacious parking
charges. My campaign was triggered by seeing a shopper dash
out of our local butcher’s, leaving unpaid for goods behind,
because a parking warden was
about to give him a ticket. I
doubt if he ever came back.
To fight this, I stood as an
independent councillor under
the banner of “Local Freedom.”
With the support of our neighbouring shopkeepers, I won the
best part of 500 votes, not
enough to take a council seat,
but parking policy was subsequently modified to make it
easier for shoppers to park and
pop into shops.
I shouldn’t really have had to
do all that just to get a more
reasonable parking regime but
since moving to Bath I’ve seen
a local council again greedily
ramp up charges to the detriment of local traders. Much of
this bonanza is used to fund
council services, but it has also
been used to pursue a Green
agenda of discouraging cars
from coming into Bath.
If that wasn’t bad enough,
B&NES now want to introduce
a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) that
will see drivers of older polluting vehicles charged £9 for the
privilege of driving into the city.
As one shopper put it, it will
now cost her £13 with parking
and CAZ charges just to walk
through the door of a shop.
On top of sky-high rents and
business rates, it’s little wonder
that traditional high street
traders, weighed down by all
these misguided policies and
costs,
are
struggling
to
compete with the tsunami of
internet shopping sweeping
over them. It really is the perfect storm that could see our
high streets vanish forever as
busy shopping centres.
Councils need to get real and
cut rents and business rates
on properties they own, slash
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parking fees and do away with
questionable green policies
that hamper local trade. Any
income shortfall for vital
services should be made up by
central government grants.
The taxpayer will always
ultimately foot the bill but I’d
rather see money spent directly
on social care rather than
raised through policies that
deteriorate my local shopping
environment.
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THRIVING high street
is good for our health
and wellbeing, enriching our social interaction. It is
frequently the starting point
for entrepreneurs – the great
brands of the future – trying
out their ideas.
The good news is that despite
all the obstacles facing them,
last year it was smaller traders
that reported stronger high
street growth of 13 per cent and
25 per cent online.
It is up to savvy shopkeepers
to get creative and combine
new retail trends with a strong
online presence to make sure
shopping carries on being one
of our favourite activities.
But it is equally incumbent
on government to do everything it can to practically help
high street traders and not tax
them out of existence.
It is not just the answer to
create additional taxes for the
online giants, but 2019 should
be the year to end the outdated
business rates model and give
our high streets the chance to
thrive once more.
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THERE is reported to be a
movement within the Labour
Party for raising the
penalties for illegal hunting
and to imprison those who
break the law banning the
hunting of foxes and other
wild mammals.
I am all for enforcing a law
which is widely flouted but
the issue is not the penalty:
it is the lack of action,
because the police by and
large do not know what to
look for. The people who
know exactly what to record
and what can be acted on
are the hunt monitors, who
are often the subject of
intimidation and violence
from hunt supporters.
These people are not
saboteurs, who themselves
can be less than peaceful,
but merely volunteers who
film hunting.
They then show the results
to the police who, given that
they are now so pressed
they don’t even investigate
some burglaries, cannot
reasonably be expected
to monitor hunts
themselves.
A greater role for these
people and a greater
willingness on the part of the
police to work with them
would be worth any number
of increased penalties.
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MONG the unsung heroes and heroines of
our society are foster parents. A very large
group of them came along to the pantomime
last week and with them the children, black
and white, large and small, bright and special
needs. They all looked happy, clean, well-fed
and were prattling about the show.
They were indistinguishable from the other children
but each and every one of them had a background of
anguish, which these temporary parents were quietly
teaching them to handle.
I know a couple who adopted a family of four sisters,
who came from a chaotic, inadequate household where
the kids often did not have anything to eat. Before
being placed for adoption the four were fostered by two
separate families and the adoptive parents praised the
foster parents to the skies. They had instilled a routine
where previously there had been none and had brought
some normality into the children’s lives.
It is not always of course all smiles and happy endings. Children arrive with wild behaviour or broken by
past experience. Sometimes they are seriously withdrawn, sometimes worried because their real mum is
too ill to look after them.
Last week I wrote of the role security plays in childhood but these children have precious little, save that
which the foster families endeavour to provide. The
foster parents in that group had spent the last two
weeks trying to offer a normal Christmas, with Santa
and a trip to the panto.
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AS a new year begins,
we look back at some of
the legends we
lost in 2018, from
Stephen Hawking to
Ken Dodd, but who was
born last year who will
shape the country’s
future?
The person who will
cure cancer or
Alzheimer’s? Or even
ageing itself?
Or just the one who
will finally invent a
supermarket trolley
which goes in the
desired direction?
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THE mess
over Brexit
and the bringing to
a halt of a huge
airport by a drone
are just two factors
which make Britain
a laughing stock
abroad.
We are now
entering a vital
year for the
country with the
worst Prime
Minister since
Anthony Eden, the
worst Leader of the
Opposition in the
entire history of
the Labour Party
and the most
incompetent
Parliament since
Cromwell’s time.
But for the
birdsong, the
hedgerows and
the crisp winter
mornings I should
probably emigrate.
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ROM time to time the newspapers will feature
an elderly person who has spent her life fostering and who can remember 50 or more children
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who passed through her care and whom the children in
they? Legislation and the
turn, now adults with their own families, still adore.
nanny state have never been
Otherwise we hear little of this terrific band of people
the key to altering human
trying to offer light and stability to children in need.
behaviour.
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ing in our society along with volunteers and those who
daft proposal to impose
carry out small acts of kindness, which pass
almost unnoticed, every day.
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dishes in an effort to
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calm down excited children and
combat obesity.
shows that
get them to bed, with many small
The only way to
millennials comprise the
voices asking “can we go
combat obesity is
generation most likely to be
again?”, to which the reply
to make it as
disappointed with a Christmas
would probably be “yes, when
socially
gift. Really?
Santa comes next year.” The
unacceptable as
Or is it that we oldies are just too
foster parents would have
smoking and to
mannerly to say so? Or too long
been calming down other peoraise travel and
in the tooth to expect
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perfection? Or more likely to
those children in turn would
charges for the
say “Bah, humbug!”
not have the faintest notion
unhealthily fat.
where they might be in a year’s
to the whole
Trying to regulate
time.
spendfest?
what is on the plate is a
As Dickens’ Tiny Tim would say
worse joke than any
“God bless us, every one.”
Christmas cracker ever
produced.
Let us look at just one
detail of this lunatic
suggestion: the limitation of
a main course in a restaurant
to 951 calories.
Does it not occur to the
dunderheads that if you do
not feel full after your main
course you are far more
likely to order a dessert?
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A SMALL incident recently told me
how much times have changed. I
was walking to the theatre from my
digs when I noticed a jacket on a
bench.
At first I just carried on but then
reflected that whoever had left it
there might have also left a wallet or
credit card in a pocket so I went
back and checked it out. It was still
a good jacket and its owner was
probably cursing his carelessness
but there was nothing in the pockets
and nothing to identify him so I left
the garment and carried on.
Had it happened at home I would
have fixed a notice to the bench
and taken the jacket with me but I
was due to be away all day every
day, so that was pointless. Finding
other people’s possessions has
become a nightmare. Once it was
so easy.
You just went to the police station
but now there are precious few local
police stations and the police
themselves are reluctant to take lost
property.
Indeed there was a time when I
could have reliably expected to see
a policeman in the course of my
walk and have handed over even
the smallest coin (we were taught
we should, as we were also taught
that if the conductor did not collect
our bus fare we should pay it when
next on the bus).
The irony is that in those
pre-credit card, pre-mobile days we
didn’t have so much to lose.
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Kelly’s
Eye
BY FERGUS KELLY
I was watching some
footage on social media
last week showing typically
rumbustious
pre-match
scenes from an Argentinian football
stadium. At one point a drone flew
over a section of the crowd and
hovered for a moment – before it
was brought crashing to earth by a
well-aimed toilet roll hurled by a
spectator.
Now I am aware that there are
different types of drones, including
the military ones used to bring not
always
pinpoint
death
and
devastation
to
desert-dwelling
ne’er-do-wells in Syria and Libya.
But I don’t believe for a moment
that Gatwick required the blanket
36-hour shutdown imposed on it in
the week before Christmas to deal
with the supposed drone threat.
If a dead-eyed football fan can
bring one down with a bog roll, it
should be inconceivable that a first
world economy cannot come up
with a smarter and more targeted
response than going the full Alan
Rickman’s Sheriff of Nottingham
and cancelling Christmas for 140,000
passengers, all looking forward to
well-earned holidays or longawaited
family
reunions
and
weddings abroad.
But, given the timid, entirely riskaverse mindset of British officialdom,
you can bet we should all expect a
lot more of the same in 2019.
It’s all doom and gloom
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Between Christmas
and the New Year
the Commissioner
of the Metropolitan Police,
Cressida Dick, became the
latest grinch from the
governing classes to warn us
of the doom that lies ahead
with a no-deal Brexit. The
public will be at greater risk
from crime, she averred.
She’s pitched in with the
Governor of the Bank of
England, the director-general
of the CBI, and the leaders of
just about every political
party in what looks like a concerted strategy to scare the
living daylights out the populace on a daily basis about the
perils of no-deal. The unintended consequence of that, I
would suggest, is to make more and more people more and
more bloody-minded about the merits of no-deal.
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Actually there is one other aspect of life online that makes my
curmudgeonly old heart sink. Not that it’s confined to social
media – far from it. It was in the greetings sent by many families
over the festive season. Lovely, heartfelt things they were too. With one
exception. The tendency of so many to sign them off with “Love from
the Brown’s” or “Merry Christmas from the Murray’s”.
The widespread bafflement about the difference between the plural
and possessive use of the apostrophe has now reached the point
where people stick one anywhere in a word with ’s’ at the end of it, just
to be on the safe side.
And no media organisation is immune either.
I was reading recently about the comedian David Walliams, and his
latest children’s book. Only, according to the report, it was David
Walliam’s latest book. My old English teacher Miss Hilton would have
despaired.
In the meantime, it only remains for me to send you all my best
wishe’s for 2019.
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Anti-ageing drug ‘holds
the key to eternal youth’
A MIRACLE drug could reverse
the ageing process and keep people
looking young, a study reveals.
Scientists have developed a treatment that helps the immune system
clear away old cells, which could be the
key to eternal youth.
Researchers investigated the way
the immune system is involved in the
clearing away of old, or ageing, “senescent” cells, that are not completely
dead but are suffering from a loss of
function or irreparable damage.
Senescent cells, which cause inflammation, have been linked to diseases of
ageing.
The team studied two sets of mice,
one missing a crucial gene that removes
old cells and one which had the gene.
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At two years, the mice missing the
gene had a greater accumulation of
senescent cells compared with the mice
in which the gene was intact.
The mice missing the gene suffered
from chronic inflammation, various
functions in their bodies appeared to
be diminished, they looked older and
some died earlier than their counterparts.
Next, the researchers from the
Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel
gave the mice a drug that inhibits
proteins that help the ageing cells
survive in their “senescent” state.
The experts were trying to discover if
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these cells from the body.
The treated mice responded exceptionally well to the drug – their blood
tests and activity tests showed
improvement
and
their
tissues
appeared to be much closer to those of
younger mice.
The scientists found far fewer senescent cells in the treated mice’s bodies
and, when they looked for signs of
inflammation, they found that this was
also significantly lower.
The mice treated with the drug were
more active and their lifespan rose.
Lead author of the study Professor
Valery Krizhanovsky said: “The accumulation of senescent cells in these
mice is accompanied by a progressive
state of chronic inflammation.
“This is followed by increased tissue
fibrosis and other types of tissue
damage, as well as compromised organ
functionality.
“The poor health of old mice is associated with fitness reduction, weight
loss, older appearance and a shorter
lifespan than that of the other mice.
“Pharmacological elimination of
senescent cells from these mice
extended their lifespan.
“These findings demonstrate the
importance of immune clearance of
senescent cells for the ageing process.”
The study was published in the
journal Nature Communications.
New drug
could help
us look
forever
youthful
Sugar Loaf’s just the ticket for tourists
Tourists flock
to ‘loneliest’
train station
BRITAIN’S loneliest railway station
has seen a passenger boom – after
tourists flocked to see why no one
was using it.
Dinas-y-Bwlch near Llandovery,
Mid Wales – known as Sugar Loaf
– has had more passengers in the
last year than it has seen in 17 years.
After being awarded the title of
loneliest station, visitor numbers
soared more than 700 per cent, from
just 228 to 1,824.
Volunteer Peter Joyce, 70, who
looks after the 150-year-old hillside
halt on the Swansea-to-Shrewsbury
line, now finds himself run off his
feet by the extra passenger
numbers. Peter said: “People have
come from all over the world to get a
ticket to Sugar Loaf, just to say
they’ve been here.”
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A REMARKABLE collection of Zulu
artefacts is up for sale for £50,000.
It includes shields and weapons used
at the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, where a
140-strong British garrison defied all
odds to defend their station
from 4,000 Zulu warriors in 1879.
Former council worker
Michael Woodfield was inspired
to start collecting after watching
the film Zulu, starring Michael
Caine, as a young boy and being
struck by the bravery on both sides.
He is now selling the collection of
120 Zulu artefacts which he has
collected over four decades.
A rare 1870s Zulu battle shield
covered in white fur, measuring
4ft by 2ft, is valued at £1,500. Other
weapons brought back to Britain in
1886 are expected to fetch £1,200.
And cartridge cases, bullet heads
and brass buckle fittings from the
battles are set to sell for £1,000.
A Zulu executioner’s “knobkerrie”,
with a bulbous head covered in metal
hobnails, is valued at £500.
And a traditional leopard headdress
believed to have been worn by a tribal
leader is expected to fetch £500, with
an animal hide apron carrying the
same estimate.
Mr Woodfield grew up a short walk
from Budbrooke Barracks in Warwick,
once home of the Royal Warwickshire
Regiment which fought in the AngloZulu War. He travelled all over the
country to pick up the artefacts and
kept them in his attic in Warwickshire.
He said: “As a young boy my father
took me to see Zulu. I was struck by
the bravery of both the Zulu warriors
as well as the 24th Regiment of Foot.
“I have enjoyed the years of
collecting these items and the people
I have met along the collecting journey.
“But as retirement has come I feel
now is the right time to let much of my
collection go, so other collectors can
get enjoyment of owning some of these
items of history.”
The sale with C&T Auctioneers of
Ashford, Kent, is on next Wednesday.
Matthew Tredwen, from C&T, said:
“The defence of the mission station at
Rorke’s Drift was one of the most
historic and recognised actions in
British military history. It is a high
quality collection which will serve as
Mr Woodfield’s pension fund.”
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Caine
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the epic
war film
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January blues Britons take 4 days to get in work mode
BRITONS take an average of four
days to get back in the saddle after
the holidays, research has found.
The majority of us will not function properly until almost a full
working week has passed.
The feeling of having nothing to
look forward to, readjusting to early
mornings, the mountain of work
which has piled up and having to
deal with challenging clients all take
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their toll in early January. The study
said 44 per cent of adults say they
suffer from the January blues, and
52 per cent said during the early
part of the month,they will be at
work in body, but not “in mind”.
Three in 10 said they were expecting work to be awful because they
cannot have any time off for a while,
and a fifth said they were likely to
return to a big workload.
And a quarter were not looking
forward to everyone else being
miserable about the return to work.
More than a fifth had considered
calling in sick for the first few days
back to work, while more than half
were expecting to feel sad the
evening before their first day.
Lack of cash means we are unlikely
to go shopping in the January sales
and Britons also dislike social
media being full of weight-loss plans
and everyone is doing a dry January,
the study of 2,000 adults said.
The fact there are still months left
of winter to go, feeling tired and
sluggish are other major reasons
adults find this month a chore.
The study was commissioned by
the SPANA charity, which provides
care for working animals overseas.
Geoffrey Dennis, chief executive of
SPANA, said: “Going back to work
after time off can be a shock – especially after a sustained period of
parties, lie-ins and relaxation.
“However, most of us are fortunate to be returning to jobs that
we feel comfortable in, with decent
colleagues and reasonable working conditions.”
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MEMORIES:
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A
UST before jetting off to the
sun to see in the New Year
with his wife Penny, Rod
Stewart told ITV viewers he
wants his 13-year-old son
Alastair to play a younger
version of himself in a biopic movie.
“I would love a movie,” says 73-yearold Sir Rod. “Alastair said, ‘I gotta
make one about you because I can
play a younger you’. I’d love to
cooperate.”
To help Alastair build up a picture
of his dad’s rise to stardom, we have
contacted the key person who
launched him on the rocky road to
fame. Alastair may be surprised to
learn that his father endured many
disappointments and bust-ups along
the way as musical maestros couldn’t
decide whether his raspy tones were a
godsend or an annoying grate.
Musician Gary Leport, who gave
Rod his first big break, speaks for
the first time today about those
traumatic times, which left a trail of
heartache for some and joy for others
when they all scratched a living on
the road.
Like Rod, Gary was born
in 1945 in north London at
a time when the capital
had been decimated by
the blitz. Work was scarce,
food was rationed and
virtually every family was
touched
by
grief
in
some way.
On January 10 of that
year
Roderick
David
Stewart was born at 507
Archway Road to the
delight of his Scottish-born father
Robert, a master builder, and mother
Elsie, who had already had two sons
and two daughters while living in
Scotland. Rod failed the 11-Plus at
Highgate Primary School and so went
to the William Grimshaw Secondary
Modern, where he did not shine
academically, but proved himself a
good footballer. His father, a model
railway enthusiast, loved Al Jolson,
and bought his son a guitar for his
birthday in 1959.
Gary Leport also loved the burgeoning music scene and virtually
slept with his electric guitar by his
side in his early teens when Elvis
Presley, Ray Charles, the Everly
Brothers and Dion DiMucci, whose
memorable hits Runaround Sue and
The Wanderer dominated the charts.
When he was 14, Gary formed a
band with his school friends. He
played lead guitar and had Peter
Johnson on bass, Tony White on
drums and Jimmy Raither.
“We were pretty good but none of
us could sing and we needed a front
man,” says Gary. “A friend of mine
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introduced me to Rod and we asked
him to come down. He was very shy.
“We had real trouble persuading
him to front the band. When people
came in to listen he got even shyer
and said he didn’t like performing in
front of people. He started off pretty
croaky, but he got better the more we
played. We practised in halls, but the
band never really took off.”
Gary later formed another band,
The Five Dimensions, and asked Rod
to join that as occasional singer and
harmonica player.
Rod loved the Eddie Cochran classic C’mon Everybody and hits by Bill
Haley and the Comets. The Dimensions grew in confidence and started
doing regular gigs with Jimmy Powell
joining as the lead singer.
Gary recalls: “Jimmy was a strong,
confident singer and was getting a
name for himself with all the covers
we were doing.
“Rod was very much the support
singer in the band, but he
also came in with good
harmonica playing. We
became Jimmy Powell And
The Five Dimensions.
“It was an exciting time
because we were getting
good gigs in London and
we started touring.
“Rod was great on the
road, so easy to get on
with. He was always larking around. Once when we
were driving to a gig Rod
climbed on the roof of a van and hung
his legs over the front windscreen to
give our driver, Dave McCarthy, a bit
of a shock. He was always up to stuff
like that and just loved to make
people laugh.
“He always like to dress well, but his
mum Elsie kept telling him he spent
too much money on clothes, but it
didn’t stop him. She took me into his
bedroom once to show me how untidy
he was with his clothes.
“His hair was short and pretty
mousey, but he started back combing
it. He was trying to look different
even then and started wearing black
leather trousers.”
Around this time, Gary took Rod
along to meet record producer Joe
Meek, who built his own studio at his
home in Islington. “We played and
Rod sang, but Joe was not impressed
with him and called the session off.
Joe didn’t think he had the right
sound and that was it.”
To some the setback would have
proved a decisive turning point, but
Rod would not be knocked off course.
Playing second fiddle to Jimmy
‘He started
off pretty
croaky,
but he
got better’
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CELTIC FANS: Rod and son Alastair
Jimmy Powell tried to soldier on
with new recruits, but none had
chart success. While Rod was feted
and admired around the world for
his unique singing talents, Powell
went to work for a furniture
company before going into car
park management. He died two
years ago at his home in Blisworth,
Northamptonshire.
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Powell was never going to last long
either, even though The Five Dimensions band was building a strong
reputation, playing regularly at the
Studio 51 club in London’s Great
Newport Street, which became better known in later years as the place
where the Rolling Stones started
making a name for themselves.
From this long ago era Gary
treasures a picture of the group
taken in Scotland in 1963. The
windswept lads were photographed
by the Forth Road Bridge near
Edinburgh, trying to look cool in
the chilly weather.
“Rod loved his Scottish roots, so
he was delighted when we got some
work in Scotland,” says Gary. “I
remember the girls up there loved
him. He looked very at home and he
went to Leith in Edinburgh to try
and find the home where his dad
was born.
“They were really happy days. I
thought we were all getting on
well, but Rod dropped a bombshell
when we dropped him at home on
The Archway where his dad ran a
newsagent’s shop.
“He got out of the car and then
said he couldn’t stand Jimmy and
didn’t want to work with him anymore. That was it. There was no
confrontation with Jimmy or anything like that. Both of them got
jealous if the fans liked the other
one singing.
“It was a difficult situation that
was bound to come to a head. We
were living in each other’s pockets,
even sleeping in the van together so
tension was building up.
“I found it a bit of a shock because
Rod hadn’t said anything in the car.
It was just so sudden.”
The Five Dimensions kept going
with Jimmy at the helm and they
even made some singles, but Rod’s
career took a different path and
eventually took off.
He teamed up with the folk singer
Wizz Jones, desperately hoping to
be “discovered’ while busking in
London, and across Europe, and
was famously thrown out of Spain
for being a vagrant.
Stewart’s first real break came at
Twickenham railway station when
Long John Baldry heard him playing Smokestack Lightnin’ on his
harmonica and began performing
with him at the Marquee Club, the
famous London venue where so
many bands made their name.
Representatives
from
Decca
Records spotted him at the Marquee and signed him up as a solo
singer, but his first single, Good
Morning Little Schoolgirl, failed to
make the charts when it was
released in 1964.
A big break came when he joined
The Jeff Beck Group as singer
and occasional songwriter before
becoming lead singer with Faces
in 1969. The rest of his career is now
music folklore.
His third solo album in 1971,
Every Picture Tells A Story, rocketed him to stardom, and resulted
in a string of hits, including Maggie
May. It paved the way for the global
success of Atlantic Crossing, which
featured smash hit Sailing in 1975.
Meanwhile, The Five Dimensions
imploded in the mid-1960s with
most of the band members leaving.
ARY, who went on to work
as a telephone engineer for
British Telecom, says: “We
had some success with The Five
Dimensions, but obviously it doesn’t
compare to the global success of
Rod Stewart.
“When I see Rod on the television
now he looks and sounds exactly
like he did when he was a kid.
“His voice still has the raspy
sound, he’s kept his spikey hair and
he still moves the same on stage.
“I think the idea of a biopic film is
great because so little is known of
his early years.”
Now retired and living in Lymington, Hampshire, at the heart of
the New Forest, balding Gary looks
younger than his 73 years, but
still looks decades older than the
young prodigy he helped on his way
to stardom.
He has been married to Sue for
48 years and lives a quiet life,
far removed from the jet-setting
Stewart clan. He played guitar in a
local band, the Plonkers Agricultural Orchestra – where bandmates
nicknamed him Sludge – but he
was forced to give up after he was
struck by a car in 2010.
“I’d love to meet Rod again
and chat about the old days,” he
says. “We were always good mates,
never fell out. I’ve loved every
minute of my musical career, so I
have no regrets.”
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SINGER Ed Sheeran’s global tour has
made him £39million in just 12 months...
thanks largely to a £400 pedal board he
helped invent.
His Divide tour raked in around
£340million in ticket sales across 53
cities and 94 shows.
Ticket sales were nearly double the
number shifted by top American singer
Taylor Swift, 29, the highest paid
entertainment star in 2016.
The star from Suffolk was able to
make such huge personal profits as he
mostly performs solo with just a guitar
and his invention – a loop pedal.
Other stars take a huge entourage of
musicians
and
technical
support
around the world with them, reducing
personal income.
But the pedal board allows Sheeran to
feed in short bursts of live percussion,
guitar and vocals on continuously
repeating loops while he performs alone.
Sheeran and his team of technicians
created the Chewie II Monsta Looper
machine, allied to a computer-controlled
mixer, so he could perform without a
backing band.
The full system cost thousands but is
operated by Sheeran alone using a
series of foot pedals, giving him
complete control over his on stage
performance.
Sheeran, 27, has so far paid himself
£17.5million from the tour takings
but there is still almost £26million left
in the pot which he can withdraw
whenever he likes.
The figure of £39million was
“live performance income” and
it is not thought to include
profits from merchandise
like T-shirts and posters.
Accounts filed for his
company, Nathan Cable
Touring
LLP,
show
the musician’s profits
rocketed up from
£1.4million the previous year.
The figures cover
Sheeran nets £39m in a year...
thanks to a £400 pedal board
Ed Sheeran
on stage in
2018 in Wales
and, left, the
singer
operating the
Chewie II
foot pedals
to feed in
backing
sounds.
Inset below,
US singer
Taylor Swift,
whose
annual
income has
hit £140m
when she
tours
the year to March 31, 2018, the first
stage of the tour in Asia, the US and
Europe.
Sheeran has sold 4,860,482 tickets.
A pop business source said: “Ed
loves touring and that passion of
playing live is why so many people
want to see him.”
He dwarfed the sales of other
hit performers like rapper
Jay Z, 49, singer Pink, 39,
and Bruno Mars.
His tickets were also
priced at an average
of around £39.40 – far
cheaper than prices
charged
by
rival
singers such as American star Mars,
33 – making Sheeran’s financial achievement even greater.
Sheeran was named the best-selling
and most streamed artist worldwide
in 2017 by the International Federation
of the Phonographic Industry.
Max Lousada, boss of Sheeran’s record
company, Warner, said last year: “Ed is
truly an incredible songwriter, vocalist
and performer.
“His ability to tell stories and make
people feel is what stands him out from
the crowd.
“He’s always had a totally authentic
connection with his fans, something he
places over everything else.”
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THE first day of the year was marked
in colourful style by thousands of
people yesterday in central London.
On a bright but chilly day they
gathered for the 33rd annual London
New Year’s Day Parade to see more
than 8,000 performers from more than
20 nationalities. Communications
director Dan Kirkby said the event,
which included dancers, steam engines,
marching bands and stunt riders, had
gone “incredibly well” with a “fantastic
crowd from all over the world”.
In a message on the parade website
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said there
“is no better place to welcome in the
New Year than London” and the aim
was to “turn some of our most iconic
streets into a sea of joy and colour”.
Full steam ahead as performers get in swing yesterday
Woman fired
unfairly over
terror stress
A LEGAL adviser fired after developing post-traumatic stress from
debriefing a terrorist serial killer has
won her claim for unfair dismissal.
Wendy Lewis’s assignment with
the police informant – described as
“dangerous and violent” – lasted
more than three years instead of the
predicted six months, and covered
nearly 1,000 interviews.
It has left her on “significant
dosages of prescription medication”
and suffering from panic attacks. She
locks herself in and feels unable to
answer the door, even to friends. She
is also too scared to use the phone.
The government official was also
the victim of disability discrimination, the employment tribunal ruled.
The Justice Department, for which
Ms Lewis worked from May 2001 until
February 2017, accepted she was disabled by post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD).
Ms Lewis worked for a government
agency called the Public Defender
Service. She was an “accredited
police station representative”, advising people who would otherwise have
no legal representation.
Between 2010 and 2013 she was
assigned to debrief a Special Branch
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informer who had been involved in
terrorism offences, including murder.
The work was so sensitive she was
required to sign the Official Secrets
Act. She was unable to discuss the
case with colleagues, giving her no
outlet to share her experiences.
She worked 12-hour days and
another six hours on Saturdays. She
told the Cardiff hearing she developed psychiatric symptoms and was
subsequently diagnosed with PTSD.
The man, quizzed on more than
500 serious offences, was identified
during the hearing only as “client X”.
In a written ruling, Employment
Judge Sian Davies said: “We have
great sympathy with the claimant.
“She was tasked with a difficult
and isolating assignment, spending
prolonged periods in close proximity
with a dangerous, violent criminal.”
In a statement Ms Lewis said: “On
a day-to-day basis I am isolated and
lack trust even in my closest friends
and family at times. I have suffered
panic attacks when I do go out and
so avoid this at all costs.”
Her compensation will be decided
at a hearing on a date to be fixed.
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dipsticks in the ‘ugliest’ car
THE Reliant Robin is the ugliest car
ever made, according to a survey.
In a poll of 2,000 Britons, the iconic
three-wheeled motor came top of the
list with 72 per cent of the vote.
The car is similar in design to the
Reliant Regal van driven by Del Boy in
1980s sitcom Only Fools and Horses.
However Nick Spence, of Southend,
a keen fan of the show, said the poll had
got it wrong.
The 39-year-old said: “Whenever I see
a Robin Reliant it always puts a smile
on my face. It might not be pretty, but
it’s a great little motor.”
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was interesting to see one of the most
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topping the list as the ugliest.”
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declared the following to be the ugliest:
Reliant Robin (72 per cent); Colourful
Smart Clone (67 per cent); AMC Pacer
Wagon (56 per cent); Lada 2107 (55 per
cent); Volkswagen Safari (54 per cent);
Nissan Cube (46 per cent); Fiat Multipla (38 per cent); Volvo Estate (23 per
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LOATHED by many of his former Tory
colleagues, this year is expected to mark
the end of John Bercow’s controversial
tenure as Speaker of the House of
Commons.
With prickly Bercow, pictured, having
reportedly told friends he
is ready to stand aside
this summer after a
decade in the job, the
battle to succeed him will
be keenly contested.
While the Speaker’s
deputy Lindsay Hoyle is a
frontrunner, Labour’s
former caretaker leader
Harriet Harman and party colleague Chris
Bryant are both known to have their eyes
on the historic post. Many Conservatives
consider Tory toff Jacob Rees-Mogg, long a
stickler for parliamentary tradition, to be
the perfect successor to Bercow.
SOON to be seen bowing out as
crime-solving priest Sidney Chambers in
hit TV series Grantchester, heart-throb
James Norton reveals excited family
members have been getting in on the act.
While noting father Hugh has made a
point of making cameo appearances,
Norton, who is leaving the show to pursue
film roles, explains: “This is a bit
embarrassing – we’ve got a scene with a
big outside fete and not only is my dad
coming, but my mum and aunts as well!
They’ve been begging me the whole time:
‘Please can we?’ So now my Aunt Bridget
and Aunt Alison are in it too.”
The 33-year-old actor is regularly tipped
as the potential next James Bond.
Norah Gibson with mother Rita Campbell, who travelled from Canada for the reunion. Below, Norah as a baby with adoptive father John Gibson
A WOMAN who was separated
from her mother at birth has
finally been reunited with her –
more than 60 years later.
Norah Gibson, 63, never
knew her birth mother, Rita
Campbell, as she was given up
for adoption as a newborn in
1955.
But she spent 50 years
trying to track down her
mystery parent.
The two finally met after
researchers from a TV production crew helped her with
the search.
It turned out Rita, 85, had
moved to Canada years earlier
– and that Norah had a halfbrother, Ian Fair.
Grandmother-of-five Norah
finally got to meet Rita and
Ian when they travelled to
Scotland to meet their long
lost relative – with mother and
daughter sharing their first
hug at Glasgow Airport. Care
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worker Norah, from Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire,
said: “My mother was unmarried when she had me, and her
parents took control. She never
had a say in the matter.
“Her hands were tied, she
didn’t have any part in the
decision. She literally saw me
being taken out of the room.
“My mum kept her secret
all her life, only one of her
brothers knew.”
She added: “We look alike,
we think alike – it is so similar,
it’s uncanny.
“I’d been looking for more
than 50 years and got nowhere.
I never wanted to give up
looking for her.
“I looked in records in
Clydebank Town Hall and in
Edinburgh, but all I had was
her name and address. I didn’t
know she was using the name
Why driving today
can be non-starter
DRIVERS were warned to
beware of “Flat Battery
Wednesday” as cars which
stood idle over the festive
period refuse to start on
the first working day of
the new year.
The AA is expecting to
attend more than 13,000
breakdowns today – 29 per
cent more than normal –
making it one of the
busiest days of the year,
with flat batteries the
chief culprit.
Research by retailer
Halfords, which has
dubbed today Flat Battery
Wednesday, says one in
four motorists have never
Rita. She’s just amazing, she’s
a lovely wee person.
“I think she was in shock and
couldn’t quite believe it.
“It was the most surreal
feeling.”
Norah said she had grown up
in a loving home and did not
want to upset her adoptive
parents by trying to trace her
other family.
But when her adoptive father
John Gibson died in 1992, she
stepped up her search for her
real mother.
They were finally reunited
with the help of the researchers, eventually speaking for the
first time ever on Mother’s Day.
During Rita’s two-week trip
to Scotland, they visited the
building where Norah had been
born in Dumbarton, as well as
local attractions, including the
Forth and Clyde Canal.
checked their car battery,
while 16 per cent of
25-34-year-olds cannot
even locate it. Meanwhile,
46 per cent do not know
how to jump-start their car.
Ella Colley of Halfords
said: “Using your car’s
heater, lights and devices
like dash cams can
place greater demand on
your battery.
“This, combined with
leaving your car standing
idle in sub-zero
temperatures, could result
in a less-than-positive
start to 2019.”
WITH his old Monty Python colleague
having received a gong in the New Year’s
Honours, John Cleese announces:
“Congratulations to dear Michael Palin on
his knighthood. Sir Mickey!”
The Fawlty Towers star himself once
turned down the offer of a seat in the
House of Lords from late former Lib Dem
leader Paddy Ashdown. These days living
on the Caribbean island of Nevis, Cleese
grandly explained: “I declined the
peerage, as it would have meant being in
the UK during the winter.”
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EastEnders gets gay bar
as it ‘champions diversity’
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Queen Vic will have rival
A GAY bar is to open on
Albert Square to reflect
the diversity of London,
the new senior executive
producer of EastEnders
has said.
Kate Oates recently
joined the show from
Coronation Street
and said she has big
plans to champion
diversity.
In a video posted on
the soap’s Twitter page,
she said: “I am really
interested in bringing
some more LGBTQ
characters in.
“We are looking at
opening a gay bar on
HAVING made headlines after hinting she
could be persuaded to run for the US
presidency, Angelina Jolie has been the
target of unflattering comments from
Donald Trump in the past. He once
remarked ungentlemanly: “She’s not a
beauty by any stretch of the imagination.”
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the square which will be
a super-cool precinct
where gay and straight
characters can all just
hang out and loads of
stories can cross.”
Oates also teased
the return of some
well-known characters,
but would not name
names.
She said: “There is one
coming back in spring
that I am really excited
about. It’s going to be for
a fairly short stint, but
I think it’s going to have
a really big impact.”
CELEBRATING her damehood more than
50 years after first becoming a household
name as a teenager, Twiggy had hopes of
stardom that were initially met with
disapproval.
After the youngster’s photo in a Mayfair
hair salon attracted
attention in early 1966,
Twiggy’s father William
wrote to her north
London school requesting
his daughter, pictured
(born Lesley Hornby), be
given time off for photo
shoots. “We were getting
calls from magazines,”
she has since recalled. “My dad wrote to
the headmistress and we got a very rude
letter back saying how stupid I was.”
SHOULD anyone be in any doubt,
combative presenter Piers Morgan insists:
“My New Year’s resolution for 2019 is to be
just as annoying, argumentative and
insufferably right about everything as I’ve
been in 2018. Zero apologies in advance to
all whiny PC-crazed snowflake imbeciles
who will be horrifically offended by
absolutely everything I say.”
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become a shrinking violet overnight?
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Penguins primed to ride a wave
PENGUINS coming back from a
day’s hunt appear to be surfing
the waves off South Georgia in
the South Atlantic.
Some 500,000 king penguins
can be found on a beach on the
island’s Salisbury Plain at any
one time.
Michael Nolan, 57, a National
Geographic photography
instructor from Tuscon, Arizona,
said it was exhilarating to see the
flightless birds leap from the sea:
“When returning from hunting
they must surf through the
breaking waves to get back to the
beach. It is an amazing behaviour
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the best time of their life in retirement, a survey says.
Four in 10 people who have given up
work say they have more disposable
income than before, enjoy active
social lives, including holidays – and
frequent sex.
They also intend to spend all their
money while they are still alive.
Many have adopted the philosophy
You Only Live Once – and now enjoy
full lives and blowing their wealth.
The survey by the Nottingham
Building Society found 90 per cent of
those in retirement claim to eat out at
least once a month, with seven per
cent doing this seven times or more.
Nearly one in two says they have
active social lives, with one in 50
saying their social life is the best it
has ever been. More than one in
three – 36 per cent – claim to holiday
at least three times a year.
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Some 17 per cent belong to private
members clubs and 21 per cent say
they still have active sex lives.
Just half said they still intend to
leave an inheritance.
A key reason why so many feel so
positive is that 46 per cent claim to
have more disposable income than
ever before thanks to being a generation of frugal young savers.
One in 10 claims they started saving
for their retirement when they were
18 and 45 per cent saved money when
they were 30 or younger.
Despite this, 45 per cent wish they
had started saving earlier than
they did with just over one in four – 26
per cent – saying they would have
started 10 years earlier if they had
their time again.
Tina Hayton Banks, of the Nottingham, said: “Younger generations can
learn a lot from their parents and
grandparents and this is particularly
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YOUNG people – especially
women – feel lonelier than those
at retirement age, says a report.
A survey of people aged
18 to 30 suggested that one in
four feels isolated.
This compares with one in 10
people aged 64 to 72, said the
Young Women’s Trust.
The trust’s chief executive
Dr Carole Easton, said: “We
cannot ignore the epidemic of
loneliness among young people,
and especially young women.
“Feeling isolated can have
a bad impact on young
women’s confidence and their
mental health.
“Combined with a lack of
networks, this can make it
harder to look for jobs and can
lead to young women being shut
out of the labour market.
“As well as investment in
community and mental health
services, more support is
needed for young women who
want to work.
“This could include mentoring
to help ease women’s move
back into education or
employment. Tackling
loneliness would benefit
individuals, businesses and
the economy.”
true with saving. Our research shows
that many people from older generations started saving much earlier
in their lives than those in their 20s
and 30s do today.
“However, we recognise this can be
more challenging for younger people
today who have more debts from
studying, face higher house prices and
have less-favourable pensions.”
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Low card transfer deals
hanging in the balance
INTEREST:
Moving credit
around can
store up
problems for
the future
SHOPPERS who over-indulged
with their credit cards this
Christmas have been warned
against relying on interest-free
balance transfers to dig them
out of a debt hole.
Balance transfer credit cards
allow users to shift over their
existing card debt and pay zero
interest for an introductory
period, but deals are now
becoming less generous.
Alastair Douglas, chief
executive of TotallyMoney.co.uk,
said Britons made a massive
£1.6 billion worth of balance
transfers last January but
warned people cannot rely on
rolling debt over for long
periods as only MBNA and the
Post Office now offer
introductory deals lasting more
than 30 months.
As introductory periods are
being slashed borrowers have
Now is the time
to put pension
plans in place
THE New Year is the ideal time to
make plans for the future and
laying the groundwork for a
comfortable retirement will be
top of many people’s to-do lists.
Even if you have already retired
you should check your plans are
still on the right track and your
pensions and investments will
continue to provide enough
income in the years ahead.
The over 55s have been
liberated from the obligation to
buy an annuity at retirement but
experts warn that pension
freedoms have increased the risk
of paying too much tax or falling
victim to scammers.
Getting it right now could make
the difference between retiring in
comfort or struggling in later life.
MAKE A LIST
Jonathan Watts-Lay, director at
retirement advisers WEALTH at
Work, said your first step is to list
all your workplace and personal
pensions,
investments
and
savings, and calculate how much
retirement income they are likely
to deliver.
“Then work out how much you
are going to need to meet your
day-to-day living expenses, with
some left over for hobbies and
holidays,” he added.
Do not assume your retirement
spending will be the same at every
stage, it tends to follow a ‘U’
shape, he said.
“The early years are often most
expensive, when people are active
and keen to use their free time.
Spending then dips as people
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slow down then rises again if they
need care in their final years.”
People live longer than they
expect, and need to make sure
that income lasts as long as they
do, so be certain you can really
afford to retire, Watts-Lay added.
“Maybe you need to work a little
longer, or perhaps take a
part-time job,” he said.
CASHING IN
You can take your pension either
as a cash lump sum, by locking
into an annuity or opting for
income drawdown, which involves
leaving your pot invested and
taking money as you need it.
You are not restricted to one
but could choose a combination
of these options, Watts-Lay
added.
“Ask your employer what
support
it
provides,
visit
PensionWise.gov.uk or consider
independent financial advice.”
Beware the danger of paying
too much tax on pension
withdrawals. “The first 25 per
cent you take is free of tax, but
the remaining 75 per cent is taxed
as earned income. You could find
yourself paying more tax than
necessary
unless
you
plan
carefully.”
If you take a single sizeable
withdrawal in one year it could
lift you into a higher tax bracket,
costing thousands. “It may be
more tax advantageous to take
smaller sums every year, then top
them up with withdrawals from
your tax-free
said.
Isa,”
Watts-Lay
GET SMART
Beware of scammers who target
people coming up to retirement,
stealing around £1 billion a
year from savers, according to
the Pensions Administration
Standards Association.
Crooks often use professional
looking websites and marketing
literature to fool people.
Financial Conduct Authority
(FCA) executive director Mark
Steward urged savers to reject
unexpected
pension
offers
whether made online, on social
media or over the phone.
Check if any company you are
dealing with is registered with
the FCA at Register.fca.org.uk or
call its contact centre on 0800 111
6768. Also check out the FCA’s
ScamSmart website.
Don’t be rushed or pressured
into
making
any
decision,
Steward said. “Scams are often
very sophisticated and difficult to
spot, and target people from all
walks of life and with any size
pension.”
LIVING LONGER
Andrew Tully, pensions technical
director at Canada Life, said
people are increasingly working
part-time to top up pensions.
“As people live longer their
pension income may have to
stretch for 20 or 25 years, so you
should check your position
regularly, to make sure your plans
are still on track.”
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less time to clear debt before
they start paying APRs starting
at 18.9 per cent a year again.
Douglas said: “Some will
become anxious if there is no
longer a healthy stream of zero
per cent offers to plug the hole
in their finances.”
The choice of balance transfer
cards has fallen almost a fifth to
91 in the last year, with all but 17
charging a fee for shifting debt.
The average fee is 2.7 per cent
but some charge as much as 5
per cent, costing £50 for each
£1,000 of debt you switch,
business information service
Defaqto has warned.
Head of insight Brian Brown
said: “You should only consider
a high transfer fee if you need
the longest repayment period.”
Instead look for a card with a
short introductory period, and
either a low or zero transfer fee.
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Start saving for Christmas
CHRISTMAS and the New Year may
be almost 12 months away but the
sooner you start saving up for the
next annual splurge the better.
Clearing any debts you ran up
over Christmas should be a
priority. But next comes setting
money aside for the future and a
regular savings account may be the
best way to do it.
Saving is a sensible thing to do at
any time of year but particularly
after your finances have been
depleted, as many people’s will be
this month. If you save now then
hopefully next Christmas will be less
of a financial stretch.
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One of the easiest ways to save is to
commit to paying a small, regular
amount every month, said Rachel
PLAN AHEAD: Don’t break the bank
Springall,
finance
expert
at
MoneyFacts.co.uk.
“If you set up a direct debit or
standing order you shouldn’t even
notice the money leaving your
account after a while. But it should
make next Christmas less stressful
and more affordable.”
There is another advantage.
“While the average easy access
account pays around 0.5 per cent,
some regular savings accounts can
pay 10 times as much with rates up
to 5 per cent,” she added.
Andrew Hagger, personal finance
expert at MoneyComms.co.uk, said
that saving money on a regular basis
is still a smart move despite low
savings rates.
“The biggest obstacle for most
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ONIGHT’S the night
Bradley Walsh throws
himself from a plane.
With a parachute
attached, I hasten to add,
plus a skydiving expert
who gets him to the ground in one
piece.
His son Barney, who’s done
likewise and landed a few yards
away, sounds as if he’s loved every
second. “Oh, that was sick!” he
cries. Barney speaks like this
because he’s 20 years old and
knows no better. But we know what
he’s trying to say. He’s trying to say
that this whole jumping-out-of-aplane-at-12,000ft thing, and in
particular the fact his dad has
agreed to do it too, has been a jolly
splendid experience.
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“dope”. You’ll need to check that
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happening? I’m so glad you asked.
The stunt I’ve described there,
filmed in the Californian desert, is
part of BRADLEY WALSH & SON:
BREAKING DAD (ITV, 8pm), a new
series in which the chap from The
Chase reluctantly joins his boy for a
2,000-mile road trip from LA to New
Orleans.
When I say “reluctantly”, of
course, what I really mean is
entirely willingly. Barney (right,
with Bradley) seems a smart kid,
but the implication here – that he’s
secretly, single-handedly arranged
this whole adrenaline-fuelled
adventure, and has had to force his
couch-potato pop to come along –
is patently daft.
Still, what the heck. The entire
entertainment industry is founded
on such harmless contrivances, so
don’t let’s get too po-faced and
picky. Provided this pair make fun
company, which they do (unlike
Gordon Ramsay and his pals on
their own ITV road trip, repeated
later tonight), then we can forgive
the fakery.
And to be fair, at the specific
moment that you find yourself
plunging earthward at 120mph,
looking as utterly terrified as
Bradley probably doesn’t require
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debate around the pros and cons of
deciding whether or not to become a
vegan, seems to be everywhere these
days. It obviously featured on the
news agenda over the past month as
the subject of Christmas dinner was
discussed, and here reporter Morland
Sanders investigates the rising
popularity of the plant-based diet. It is
supposed to be better for your health,
the environment and animals – but
why do some activists resort to such
extreme tactics in order to promote it?
Are they getting their message across
in the right way by causing
disturbances and organising protests?
On the same subject, catch Dirty
Vegan on BBC2 at 7.30pm.
much acting. Putting themselves
through hell elsewhere tonight are
TV doctors Chris and Xand van
Tulleken, hosts of new popular
science show THE TWINSTITUTE
(BBC2, 8.30pm).
The idea of this series is that 30
pairs of identical twins will be
guinea pigs in a series of
experiments (it’s OK, they’ve
agreed to this), each of
which will compare
contrasting medical
theories. Tonight’s set out
to establish the best way to
lose weight, the best way
to memorise facts, and
(here comes the
masochistic bit) the
best way to handle
pain without
medication.
At one point in
the latter experiment, Xand
announces a test which, he says,
“involves us being electrocuted”.
I’m horrified to hear he’s agreed
to this, given that he’s a young guy
with a fine career ahead of him, but
it then transpires that he simply
doesn’t know what electrocution
means. He really just means an
electric shock. Still hurts, mind.
This test, by the way, is
to establish whether the
best way to deal with
pain is to meditate or
swear. I shan’t spoil it
by telling you the result,
but let’s just say I plan
to ignore their
findings and stick to
the technique
that’s always
****ing worked
for me.
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what animals get up to at
night when the sun sets,
using new low-light
cameras to follow wolves,
foxes, otters, badgers,
pine martens and owls, as
well as spending the night
behind the scenes at a
zoo. Tonight, Krestovnikoff
works with keepers at
Bristol Zoo and Chapman
drops by a back garden
where badgers and foxes
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people of the world’s longest river, the Nile, beginning
in the tropical mountain range of the Rwenzoris,
home to one of the world’s strangest birds, the
shoebill stork. Then, cameras follow the Nile’s
journey as it travels through the wild Savannah lands
of Uganda, before reaching the Ethiopian highlands
where it receives an injection of water far to the East.
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Lindleys from Ashtead, Surrey. Having built up his
business empire from home, cyber security expert Bill
has inadvertently taken over the entirety of their
detached bungalow, and retired civil servant Pippa has
had enough. She dreams of moving to Kent, where they
can be closer to family and the coast.
It is not the best Die Hard,
not even close, but it is still
good so take the time for a
bit of Bruce Willis (right)
action tonight. Tough
New York cop John
McClane is sent to
escort a hacker
to Washington
for questioning.
During the
routine
operation he
stumbles on a
criminal mastermind’s plan
to launch a technological
terrorist attack on the US,
and is forced to enlist the
hacker’s aid in foiling the
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Stories highlighting the impact of
winter on the countryside. (R) (W) (S)
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Martin Roberts and the team
visit properties in Liverpool, West
Yorkshire and London. (W) (S)
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New series. Adam Robinson and his
family spend a week experiencing
what life could be like in Australia. (W)
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A customer thrown out of a bar
takes revenge by driving into a
group of locals stood outside. (W) (S)
12.15 Bargain Hunt With experts
Jonathan Pratt and Gary Pe. (W) (S)
1.00 BBC News At One, Weather
1.30 Local News, Weather v
1.45 Jane Eyre 2011 (PG)
A governess falls in love with her
mysterious employer, only to discover
he is concealing a secret. Period
drama, with Mia Wasikowska. (S)
3.35 Escape To The Country
City-dwelling families, couples and
individuals set out to find their ideal
rural retreats with the help of a
property expert. (AD) (R) (W) (S)
4.15 Celebrity Antiques Road
Trip Actresses Jo Joyner and
Sunetra Sarker hit the antiques trail
around Somerset and Devon. (R) (W)
5.15 Pointless Quiz show. (W) (S)
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A Doctor Michael Mosley finds out
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7.10 Sign Zone: See Hear On
Tour: Rome Nadeem Islam visits
Rome in Italy. With voiceover. (W) (S)
7.40 Sign Zone: Great British
Menu The two remaining chefs try to
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8.10 Swallows And Amazons
1974 (U) Family adventure,
starring Virginia McKenna. (W) (S)
9.40 The Titfield Thunderbolt
1953 (PG) Comedy, starring Stanley
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11.00 BBC Newsroom Live (W) (S)
1.00 Coast A journey around some of
the most dramatic coastlines. (R) (W)
1.25 David Attenborough’s
Natural Curiosities (R) (W)
1.55 Kangaroo Dundee & Other
Animals – Part One: Natural
World Part one of two. The work of
a man who has dedicated his life to
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2.55 Kangaroo Dundee & Other
Animals – Part Two: Natural
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3.55 Alexander And The
Terrible, Horrible, No Good,
Very Bad Day 2014 (PG) Family
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5.15 Flog It! A collection of interesting
and previously unseen finds. (R) v
6.00 Eggheads Quiz show. (W) (S)
6.30 Galapagos (AD) (R) (W) (S)
6.00 Good Morning Britain (W) (S)
8.30 Lorraine Entertainment, current
affairs and fashion news, as well as
showbiz stories, cooking and celebrity
gossip. With Lorraine Kelly. (W) (S)
9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show
Guests air their differences. (W) (S)
10.30 This Morning With Eamonn
Holmes and Ruth Langsford. (W) (S)
12.30 Loose Women Another helping
of topical studio discussion. (W) (S)
1.30 ITV News, Weather
1.55 Local News, Weather v
2.00 Celebrity Catchphrase
Stephen Mulhern hosts a celebrity
special of the guessing game,
challenging Chris Kamara, Stacey
Solomon and Catherine Tyldesley to
see it and say it. (R) (W) (S)
3.00 Tenable Quiz hosted by
Warwick Davis. Five air traffic
controllers answer questions about
top ten lists, then try to score a perfect
ten in the final round. (R) (W) (S)
3.59 ITV Weather (W) v
4.00 Tipping Point Ben Shephard
hosts the arcade-themed quiz show,
in which contestants drop tokens
down a choice of four chutes in the
hope of winning the jackpot. (W) (S)
5.00 The Chase Bradley Walsh
presents as contestants Bex, Joe,
Len and Sarah work as a team to take
on ruthless quiz genius the Chaser
and secure a cash prize. (W) (S)
6.00 Local News, Weather v
6.30 ITV News, Weather
6.20 The King Of Queens (R,S)
6.45 The King Of Queens (R,S)
7.10 The King Of Queens (R,S)
7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond
8.05 Everybody Loves Raymond
8.35 Frasier Comedy. (AD) (R,S)
9.05 Frasier Comedy. (AD) (R,S)
9.30 The Great Muppet Caper
1981 (U) Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo
head to London to try to track down
the thief who stole jewellery from a
British fashion designer. Comedy,
with the voice of Jim Henson. (W) (S)
11.30 Channel 4 News (S)
11.35 Willow 1988 (PG) A farmer
who dreams of being a wizard is
charged with protecting a baby
destined to bring about the downfall
of an evil queen. Fantasy adventure,
starring Warwick Davis. (W) (S)
2.10 Countdown: Champion
Of Champions Previous winners
compete for the ultimate title. (S)
3.00 A Place In The Sun
Angela and Steve from Leicestershire
search for a home in Lanzarote. (S)
4.00 The Secret Life Of The Zoo
The keepers try to work out why male
red panda Jung is losing weight. (R,S)
5.00 Couples Come Dine With
Me New series. Three couples
from in and around Bristol compete
for the cash prize of £1,000. (S)
6.00 The Simpsons Mr Burns wins
a professional basketball team. (R,S)
6.30 Hollyoaks Yasmine and Alfie
decide to set Romeo up on a date. (R)
6.00 Milkshake! Fun for youngsters.
9.15 Jeremy Vine The broadcaster
discusses the issues of the day.
11.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
Dr Sara Kayat treats a patient
experiencing a panic attack. (R,S)
12.10 5 News Lunchtime (S)
12.15 The Yorkshire Vet Winter
Special Peter Wright tries to
help a cow with pneumonia. (R,S)
1.10 Access Latest showbiz news.
1.15 Make You Laugh Out Loud
Compilation of internet videos
featuring animals doing bizarre
and humorous things. (R,S)
1.45 Neighbours (AD) (S)
2.15 Paint By Murder 2018
An art gallery assistant comes
across an undiscovered masterpiece.
Thriller, starring Alexxis Lemire. (W)
4.00 Friends Joey is nominated for
a minor daytime drama award. (R,S)
4.30 Friends Monica is visited by
a cousin she’s not seen since
childhood, whose stunning looks do
not go unnoticed by Chandler. (R,S)
5.00 5 News, Weather (S)
5.30 Neighbours Almost caught out
sneaking a read of Bea’s diary, Liz
hides it in the nearest available place
– the backyard pizza oven. (AD) (R,S)
6.00 The Yorkshire Vet
Documentary about Yorkshire vet
Julian Norton, his business partner
Peter Wright and their team as
they administer medical aid. (R,S)
6.50 5 News Tonight Headlines. (S)
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a demon
from his past,
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receives
alarming news
of her finances,
7.30pm
7.00 Celebrity Mastermind
Neil Jones, YolanDa Brown, Paul
Higgins and Holly Hamilton are
quizzed on various subjects. (W)
7.30 A Question Of Sport
Guests include cycling legend
Chris Hoy and England cricketer
Tammy Beaumont. (W) (S) v
7.30 University Challenge
Christmas 2018
Jeremy Paxman hosts the first
semi-final of the quiz show. (W)
7.00 Emmerdale Harriet is
impressed by Dawn’s attitude
and Vanessa is forced into a
confession. (AD) (W) (S)
7.30 Coronation Street
Mary traces Jude to Blackpool
and Emma tries copying Gemma
to win Chesney’s heart. (W) (S)
8.00 Holby City On a new year
road trip to compete for funding
worth millions of pounds, Jac, Ric
and Sacha confront some old
enemies. Meanwhile, Serena’s
worst fears are realised when
a loved one is brought in for
emergency surgery. (AD) (W) (S)
8.00 Tom Kerridge’s Fresh
Start The chef challenges eight
families to ditch convenience food
and cook from scratch. (W) (S)
8.30 The Twinstitute
New series. Doctors Chris and
Xand van Tulleken put health
theories to the test. (W) (S)
8.00 Bradley Walsh &
Son: Breaking Dad Bradley
Walsh and his 20-year-old son
Barney hit the road together. (W)
8.30 Coronation Street
Mary and Roy find Jude up to
his old tricks, while Billy secures
a job for Paul. (AD) (W) (S)
9.00 Nile: Earth’s Great
9.00 Who Wants To Be A
Millionaire? Jeremy Clarkson
hosts the second edition of the
quiz, with six more contestants
competing in Fastest Finger First
to see who will sit in the hotseat
and have the chance to take
home the £1million jackpot. (W)
9.00 Luther With Halliday
convinced that the body in the
morgue isn’t their killer, can
Luther put his own troubles to one
side and find the true murderer
before he strikes again? Thriller,
starring Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson
and Dermot Crowley. (W) (S)
10.00 BBC News At Ten
All the latest headlines. (W) (S)
Following the astonishing
„ Rivers
landscapes and people
„ wildlife,
of the world’s longest river, the
Nile, beginning in the tropical
mountain range of the Rwenzoris,
home to the shoebill stork.
See Pick Of The Day. (W) (S)
10.00 Insert Name Here
With special guests Tom Allen,
Kate Williams, Angela Scanlon
and Griff Rhys Jones. (W) (S)
10.30 Local News, Weather v 10.30 Dragons’ Den: Pitches
To Riches? Steph McGovern
and the Dragons catch up with
10.45 Match Of The Day
memorable contestants from the
Gary Lineker presents highlights
last three series to see how their
of the first Premier League games
businesses have developed.
of 2019, including Newcastle
Among those featured is Amy
United v Manchester United at
Wordsworth. (AD) (R) (W) (S) v
St James’ Park and Wolves v
Crystal Palace at Molineux.
11.30 NFL This Week
Plus, action from Arsenal v
Mark Chapman is joined by Jason
Fulham, Bournemouth v Watford,
Bell and Osi Umenyiora to look
Cardiff v Tottenham, Chelsea
back at the final round of regularv Southampton, Everton v
season fixtures. The trio also
Leicester, Huddersfield v Burnley
preview the play-offs. (W) (S)
and West Ham v Brighton. (W) (S)
10.00 ITV News, Weather
All the latest headlines. (W) (S)
10.30 Local News, Weather v
10.45 Gordon, Gino And Fred:
Road Trip Gordon Ramsay,
Gino D’Acampo and Fred
Sirieix set off on a European
adventure, organising a special
ceremony in each of their home
countries. They begin in Gino’s
homeland of Italy. (R) (W) (S)
11.45 Who Wants To Be A
Millionaire? Jeremy Clarkson
hosts as more players try to win
the jackpot, with four lifelines,
including Ask The Audience
and Ask The Host. (R) (W) (S)
HOLLYOAKS:
Harry returns to
the village and
is on a mission
to make
amends
with James,
6.30pm
NEIGHBOURS:
Toadie learns
that Susan has
visited Finn in
the hospital,
5.30pm
7.00 Channel 4 News
Including sport and weather. (S)
7.00 Ultimate Colossal
Cruise Ship A look at MS
Freedom Of the Seas, the
largest passenger ship in the
world, which can accommodate
more than 4,300 passengers
and over 1,300 crew. (R,S)
Followed by 5 News Update. (S)
8.00 Kirstie And Phil’s Love
8.00 Animals After Dark
Or List It New series. Kirstie „ New series. Steve Backshall,
„ It
and Phil Spencer meet
Krestovnikoff, Lindsey
„ Allsopp
„ Miranda
the Lindleys from Ashtead,
Chapman and Philippa
Surrey. Pippa dreams of moving
to Kent, but Bill has no desire
to leave their current home.
See Pick Of The Day. (AD) (S)
Forrester look at what animals
get up to at night, beginning with
a visit to a hedgehog hospital.
See Pick Of The Day. (S)
9.00 What Britain Bought
In 2018 Mary Portas surveys
Britain’s spending habits over the
past 12 months. She sees how
some of the biggest high street
names and companies are
attempting to be more ethical and
cut down on their use of plastic.
9.00 The Big Fat Lies
About Diet & Exercise
Documentary exploring the
potential pitfalls of trying to lead a
more healthy lifestyle, from the
dangers of crash dieting to
the unexpected side effects of
doing too much exercise. The
programme features contributions
from nutritionists, dieticians, GPs,
10.00 The Truth About
cardiologists, fitness trainers and
Channel 4
„ Vegans:
psychologists, who explain the
Dispatches The popularity of
„ veganism. See Pick Of The Day.
health benefits of fat and
carbohydrates, the addictive
quality of sugar and what can
10.35 Travel Man: 96 Hours In
happen to someone who
Jordan Comedian David Baddiel
eats too many bananas. (S)
joins Richard Ayoade for a
seasonal trip to Jordan, visiting
world-class wonders, deserts and 11.05 Funniest Celeb Reality
TV Ever! Ore Oduba presents
salted seas. The pair arrive in
clips of well-known faces
Amman and explore the city’s
making fools of themselves. (R,S)
ancient citadel. (AD) (R,S)
11.35 Rob Rinder’s Good
Year, Bad Year Review show
in which the man best known as
ITV’s Judge Rinder casts an
unflinching eye, razor-sharp
legal mind and acerbic tongue
over the events of 2018. (R,S)
12.05 Celebrity Game Night
Hosted by Liza Tarbuck. (R,S) 1.00
Teleshopping 3.00 Access (S) 3.10
Greatest Celebrity Wind-Ups Ever!
(R,S) 4.00 Tattoo Disasters UK (R)
(SL) (S) 4.25 Tattoo Disasters UK
(R) (SL) (S) 4.45 House Doctor (R)
(SL) (S) 5.10 Nick’s Quest (R) (SL)
(S) 5.35-6.00 Wildlife SOS (R)
12.20 FILM: Lara Croft: Tomb
12.20 Sign Zone: See Hear On
Raider 2001 (15) Action adventure
Tour: Rome Nadeem Islam visits
12.35 Ramsay’s Kitchen
12.35 Jackpot247 Live interactive
based on the video games, starring
Rome in Italy. (R) 12.50 Sign Zone:
Nightmares USA (R) 1.25 Beatrix
gaming. (W) 3.00 Lethal Weapon
Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig, Leslie
Spy In The Snow (R) (S) 1.50 Sign
Potter 2.20 Virginia McKenna’s
(AD) (R) (SL) (W) (S) 3.50 ITV
Zone: Grizzly Bear Cubs And Me
Phillips, Iain Glen, Chris Barrie and
Born Free 3.15 The People’s
Nightscreen (W) 5.05-6.00 The
(AD) (R) 2.50 Sign Zone: School (R)
Jon Voight. (W) Followed by Weather.
Vet
4.10 Embarrassing Pets (R)
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (SL) (W) (S)
(W) (S) 2.00-6.00 BBC News (W) (S)
3.50-6.20 This Is BBC Two (W) (S)
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6.00 Teleshopping Home shopping.
8.00 Two And A Half Men
Judith bills Alan for Jake’s shoes. (S)
8.25 Neighbours Gary mistakenly
attacks Dipi in the darkness. (AD) (S)
8.45 Neighbours Shane vents his
rage on Gary at the hospital, but
decides not to tell the police. (R,S)
9.10 Dance Moms Reality series. (S)
10.05 Last Man Standing Comedy.
10.40 Last Man Standing Mike and
Vanessa find out that Rob didn’t invite
Eve to his parents’ anniversary party.
11.05 Police Interceptors (S)
12.05 Police Interceptors (S)
1.05 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away! The officers try to recover
£13,000 owed by a high-performance
car dealer in Birmingham. (S)
2.05 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away! The officers try to recover
£25,000 from a nightclub owner. (S)
3.00 Neighbours Almost caught out
sneaking a read of Bea’s diary, Liz
hides it in the nearest available place
– the backyard pizza oven. (AD) (R,S)
3.35 My Wife And Kids Comedy.
4.05 My Wife And Kids Comedy.
4.35 My Wife And Kids Comedy.
5.00 Two And A Half Men
Comedy, guest starring Lucy Lawless.
5.30 Two And A Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer.
6.00 Neighbours Shane vents his
rage on Gary at the hospital. (R,S)
6.30 Dogs Make You Laugh
Out Loud 4 Compilation of internet
videos featuring animals doing
bizarre and humorous things. (S)
7.00 Flights From Hell: Terror
In The Skies Footage of terrifying
moments involving aircraft. (S)
8.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away! Agents head to Manchester
to recover more than £400,000. (S)
9.00 FILM: Cruel Intentions
1999 (15) Drama, with Ryan Phillippe
and Reese Witherspoon. (S)
11.00 FILM: Cruel Intentions 3
2004 (15) Drama, starring Kristina
Anapau and Nathan Wetherington. (S)
12.50 Most Shocking Moments In Pop 2
(S) 3.35 Two And A Half Men. US
comedy. 4.00-6.00 Teleshopping
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6.00 Teleshopping Home goods.
9.00 Access Latest showbiz gossip.
9.10 Catch A Contractor
The team hunts for an contractor.
9.30 CSI: NY A girl dressed as a
virtual world character is murdered.
10.15 CSI: NY A robbery-homicide
turns into a hostage crisis. (S)
11.10 CSI: NY An estate agent is
found dead in one of his properties.
12.05 CSI: NY A serial killer targets
people named Mac Taylor. (S)
1.00 The A-Team Action adventure,
starring Mr T and George Peppard. (S)
2.05 The A-Team The gang
intervenes to rescue the reluctant
bride in an arranged marriage. (S)
3.10 CSI: NY The search for
the taxicab killer continues. (S)
4.05 Castle Beckett starts FBI training
in Washington, DC, while Castle also
finds himself in the US capital, where
he is exposed to a deadly gas. (S)
5.05 Law & Order Briscoe and
Green investigate a spate of murders
and find a recurring pattern. (S)
6.00 Law & Order Briscoe and
Green are called in to investigate the
murder of a notorious bounty hunter.
7.00 Law & Order A vial containing
a sample of the Sars virus is stolen
during a carjacking, leaving Briscoe
and Green spearheading a wide-scale
hunt for a man dubbed patient zero.
8.00 NCIS Part two of two.
Tony reviews satellite footage of the
Middle East and spots Kersey with
insurgents and Abby creates a 3D
computer model of the attack that
injured Joe Westcott. (AD) (S)
9.00 Castle The author returns to Los
Angeles to find out more about the
missing time related to his abduction.
10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit A bully is murdered.
10.55 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit An exorcism is
blamed for a boy’s death. (S)
11.55 Law & Order: Criminal
Intent Last-ever episode. Goren
attends his final therapy session. (S)
12.50 CSI: NY (AD) (S) 1.50 CSI: NY
(AD) (S) 2.50 CSI: NY (S) 3.50
Access 4.00-6.00 Teleshopping.
Buying goods from your own home.
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RADIO 1
FM: 97.6-99.8 MHz
6.30 Mollie King And Matt Edmondson: Music and
topical conversation. 10.00 Adele Roberts. 12.45
Newsbeat. 1.00 Katie Thistleton And Cel Spellman.
4.00 Jordan North. 5.45 Newsbeat. 6.00 Jordan
North. 7.00 Radio 1’s Future Sounds With Annie Mac.
9.00 The 8th With Dev. 11.00 Radio 1’s Indie Show
With Jack Saunders. 1.00 Benji B. 3.00 Radio 1
Comedy – Niki And Sammy’s Peachy Podcast. 3.30
Radio 1’s Workout Mix. 4.00-6.30 Arielle Free.
RADIO 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
5.00 Nicki Chapman. 6.30 Radio 2 Breakfast Show.
9.30 Ken Bruce. 12.00 Jeremy Vine. 2.00 Craig
Charles. 5.00 Ore Oduba. 8.00 The Folk Show With
Mark Radcliffe. 9.00 Gary Barlow – We Write The
Songs. 10.00 Richard Bacon. 12.00 OJ Borg: Music
and topical chat. 3.00-5.00 Pick Of The Pops.
RADIO 3
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
6.30 Breakfast. 9.00 Essential Classics. 12.00
Composer Of The Week: Gershwin. 1.00 News. 1.02
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert. 2.00 Afternoon Concert:
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, alongside
combined choirs and soloists, perform Mahler’s
Symphony No 8, conducted by Daniel Harding. 3.30
Choral Evensong: An archive recording from the
Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, first broadcast in
January 1996. Introit: Epiphany Responsory (Marlow).
Responses: Smith. 4.30 Words And Music: Adrian
Dunbar and Jade Anouka read poetry and prose on
the theme of escaping, including extracts from Christina
Rossetti, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and Seamus
Heaney. 5.45 New Generation Artists: The first BBC
recordings from three of the six newest musicians on
the programme, performing Beethoven, Mendelssohn
and Hahn. 7.00 BBC Proms 2018: The Berlin
Philharmonic conducted by Kirill Petrenko in ballet
music by Dukas and Franz Schmidt’s Symphony No 4,
plus Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 3 with Yuja Wang
as soloist. 9.30 BBC Proms 2018: London
Contemporary Orchestra and Shiva Feshareki performs
Daphne Oram’s Still Point. Presented by Ian Skelly.
11.00 Late Junction. 12.30 Through The Night.
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FM: 92.4-94.6 MHz LW: 198 kHz
5.30 News Briefing. 5.43 Prayer For The Day. 5.45
Farming Today. 5.58 Tweet Of The Day. 6.00 Today.
9.00 As Others See Us. 9.45 (LW) Daily Service.
9.45 (FM) Book of the Week: Brief Answers To The Big
Questions. 10.00 Woman’s Hour. 10.55 The Listening
Project. 11.00 I Work For The Government, And Let’s
Leave It At That. 11.30 Cracking Up. 12.00 News.
12.01 (LW) Shipping Forecast. 12.04 Adrian Mole:
The Cappuccino Years. 12.15 You And Yours. 12.57
Weather. 1.00 The World At One. 1.45 New Year
Solutions. 2.00 The Archers: Lily has a confession to
make. 2.15 Drama: Me, Mum And Meena Kumari: By
Samina Baig. 3.00 Money Box Live: Financial
questions. 3.30 Art Of Living: From The Heart: How art
can help patients to understand their illnesses. 4.00
Thinking Allowed: Thought-provoking issues. 4.30
The Media Show: The latest news from the fastchanging media world. 5.00 PM: News headlines.
5.54 (LW) Shipping Forecast. 5.57 Weather. 6.00 Six
O’Clock News. 6.30 Angela Barnes: You Can’t Take It
With You: The comedian muses on love, life and what
might come afterwards. 7.00 The Archers: Things are
looking up for Ed. 7.15 Front Row: Arts programme.
7.45 Curtain Down At Her Majesty’s – A Play In Five
Acts: By Michael Chaplin. 8.00 The Bald Truth: See
Radio Choice. 9.00 Science Stories: Naomi Alderman
tells the story of how Lady Mary Montagu experimented
on her own child to prove that smallpox inoculation
works. 9.30 As Others See Us: In this programme, Neil
MacGregor travels to Kano and Lagos to see how far
the relationship between Nigeria and Britain can be
traced back to key events or cultural influences. 9.59
Weather. 10.00 The World Tonight: With Chris Mason.
10.45 Book at Bedtime: Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino
Years: By Sue Townsend. 11.00 The Damien Slash
Mixtape. 11.15 Dr John Cooper Clarke At The BBC.
11.30 The Digital Human. 12.00 News, Weather:
Latest headlines. 12.30 Brief Answers To The Big
Questions. 12.48 Shipping Forecast. 1.00 As BBC
World Service. 5.20-5.30 Shipping Forecast.
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5.00 Morning Reports. 5.15 Wake Up To Money.
6.00 5 Live Breakfast. 9.00 Your Call. 10.00 Adrian
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BBC2 Variations WALES: 5.15 Extreme Wales With
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ITV Variations ITV CHANNEL: 1.55-2.00 Local News,
Weather 3.59-4.00 ITV Channel TV Weather 6.00-6.30
Local News, Weather 10.30-10.45 Local News, Weather
12.35 ITV Nightscreen: Text-based information service.
S4C 6.00 Cyw: Hafod Haul 6.15 Cyw: Digbi Draig 6.25
Cyw: Tomos A’i Ffrindiau 6.35 Cyw: Meic Y Marchog 6.50
Cyw: Peppa 6.55 Cyw: Tili A’i Ffrindiau 7.10 Cyw: Ahoi
7.25 Cyw: Bing 7.35 Cyw: Shwshaswyn 7.45 Cyw: Deian
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Cyw: Llan-ar-goll-en 8.35 Cyw: Ben A Mali A’u Byd Bach O
Hud 8.45 Cyw: Stiw 8.55 Cyw: Rapsgaliwn 9.10 Cyw: Twt
9.25 Cyw: Ty Mel 9.35 Cyw: Wibli Sochyn Y Mochyn 9.45
Cyw: Cei Bach 10.00 Cyw: Hafod Haul 10.15 Cyw: Digbi
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11.10 Cyw: Ahoi 11.30 Cyw: Bing 11.35 Cyw:
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Dei: Llanddwyn 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Larfa 5.05
Stwnsh: Dreigiau: Gwarchodwyr Berc 5.25 Stwnsh: Ni Di Ni
5.30 Stwnsh: Mabinogi-Ogi 6.00 Newyddion S4C A’r
Tywydd. Headlines. 6.05 3 Lle: Ifan Jones Evans 6.30
Rownd A Rownd 7.00 Heno 7.30 Pobol Y Cwm 8.25 Adre
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The Bald Truth,
Radio 4, 8pm
Ian Marchant investigates hair loss
and why so many people seem to
care so much about it.
Taking a light-hearted approach to
the matter, Marchant argues that
for thousands of years bald men
have been a subject of universal
7.00 5 Live Sport: Kelly Cates presents the
day’s sports news and build-up to Newcastle
United v Manchester United in the Premier
League. 8.00 5 Live Sport: Premier League
Football 2018-19: Newcastle United v
Manchester United (Kick-off 8.00pm).
Commentary on the top-flight fixture from St
James’ Park. 10.30 Phil Williams: Topical
conversation. 1.00-5.00 Up All Night.
talkSPORT
MW: 1053, 1089, 1071, 1107 kHz
6.00 The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With
David Seaman: Latest headlines. 10.00 Jim
White, Simon Jordan And Bob Mills. 1.00
Hawksbee And Jacobs. 4.00 Adrian Durham
And Darren Gough. 7.00 Kick-off. 10.00
Sports Bar. 1.00-6.00 Extra Time.
ridicule, forcing them to resort to
desperate measures to hide their
condition and improve their image.
Now, however, he claims that
“tonsorial diversity” has become
accepted, giving the folically
challenged a chance to shed
the stigma of hair loss.
LIAM SHAW
BBC WORLD SERVICE
weather updates. 11.06 The Compass.
11.30 The Documentary. 12.00 News.
12.06 The Documentary. 1.00 News. 1.06
Business Matters. 2.00 News. 2.06 The
Newsroom. 2.30 The Documentary. 3.00
News. 3.06 The Inquiry. 3.30 The Food
Chain. 4.00 News. 4.06-5.00 Outlook.
CLASSIC FM
FM: 100-102 MHz
6.00 More Music Breakfast. 9.00 John
Suchet. 1.00 Jane Jones. 5.00 Classic FM
Drive. 7.00 Smooth Classics At Seven. 8.00
The Full Works Concert. 10.00 Smooth
Classics. 1.00-6.00 Bob Jones.
on digital only
ABSOLUTE RADIO
5.00 News. 5.06 The Newsroom. 5.30 Click.
6.00 Newsday. 8.30 Business Daily. 8.50
Witness. 9.00 News. 9.06 The Documentary.
10.00 World Update. 11.00 The Newsroom.
11.30 The Documentary. 12.00 News.
12.06 Outlook. 1.00 The Newsroom. 1.30
The Compass. 2.00 Newshour. 3.00 News.
3.06 HARDtalk. 3.30 World Business Report.
4.00 BBC OS. 6.00 News. 6.06 Outlook.
7.00 The Newsroom. 7.30 Sport Today. 8.00
News. 8.06 HARDtalk. 8.30 Healthcheck.
9.00 Newshour. 10.00 News. 10.06 The
Newsroom. 10.20 Sports News. 10.30
World Business Report. 11.00 News: The
latest national headlines, including sport and
MW: 1215, 1197, 1242 kHz
6.00 Bush And Richie. 10.00 Leona Graham.
1.00 Ben Burrell. 4.00 Pete Donaldson.
7.00 Danielle Perry. 10.00 Sarah Champion.
1.00-6.00 Chris Martin: Music and chat.
RADIO WALES
MW: 882, 657 kHz FM: 93.9-95.9,
103.7-103.9 MHz
5.00 Mal Pope. 6.30 Good Morning Wales.
9.00 Jason Mohammad. 11.00 Wynne
Evans. 1.00 Eleri Siôn. 4.00 Good Evening
Wales. 6.30 Country Focus. 7.00 Janice
Long. 10.00 News. 10.03 Chris Needs.
1.00-5.00 As BBC World Service.
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FILMS
TODAY’S CHOICE
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
Sky 301
6.00am Ferdinand (2017) (U) Animated comedy.
7.50 Rampage (2018) (12) Fantasy adventure, starring
Dwayne Johnson. 9.40 Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)
(12) Sci-fi sequel, starring John Boyega. 11.35 A Wrinkle
In Time (2018) (PG) Family fantasy, starring Storm Reid.
1.35pm Peter Rabbit (2018) (PG) Comedy adventure,
starring Domhnall Gleeson. 3.25 Ferdinand (2017)
(U) Animated comedy. 5.25 Avengers: Infinity War
(2018) (12) Superhero sequel, starring Robert Downey Jr.
8.00 Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) (12) See Today’s
Choice. 10.00 Life Itself: Special A look at the Sky
Cinema Original film, starring Oscar Isaac. 10.15 I Got
Life! (2017) (15) Premiere. French drama, starring Agnes
Jaoui. 11.50 Rampage (2018) (12) Fantasy adventure,
starring Dwayne Johnson. 1.50am Thoroughbreds
(2017) (15) Comedy crime drama, starring Olivia Cooke.
3.40 Aquaman: Special Sky Cinema takes a look at
the DC superhero film. 4.10 Peter Rabbit (2018) (PG)
Comedy adventure, starring Domhnall Gleeson.
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
Sky 307
6.00am Billy Madison (1995) (12) With Adam
Sandler. 7.40 Night Owls (2015) (15) With Adam Pally.
9.20 The Little Hours (2017) (15) With Alison Brie.
11.00 30 Minutes Or Less (2011) (15) With Jesse
Eisenberg. 12.30pm Boomerang (1992) (15) With
Eddie Murphy. 2.35 American Pie (1999) (15) With
Jason Biggs. 4.20 That Thing You Do! (1996) (PG)
With Tom Hanks. 6.15 10 Things I Hate About You
(1999) (12) With Heath Ledger. 8.00 Boomerang
(1992) (15) A womanising executive is seduced by his boss
then left heartbroken, giving him a taste of his own medicine.
Romantic comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens and
Halle Berry. 10.00 American Pie (1999) (15) With
Jason Biggs. 11.45 Why Him? (2016) (15) With Bryan
Cranston. 1.45am Stuck On You (2003) (12) With
Matt Damon. 3.50 Road Trip (2000) (15) With Breckin
Meyer. 5.30 Moana: Special Preview of the movie.
SKY CINEMA ACTION
Sky 306
7.40am Rocky Balboa (2006) (12) With Sylvester
Stallone. 9.30 Wild Wild West (1999) (12) With Will
Smith. 11.20 The Karate Kid (1984) (PG) With Ralph
Macchio. 1.30pm Avengers: Infinity War (2018) (12)
With Robert Downey Jr. 4.10 Geostorm (2017) (12) With
Gerard Butler. 6.10 Dunkirk (2017) (12) With Kenneth
Branagh. 8.00 Saving Private Ryan (1998) (15)
t Times quoted are GMT
PACIFIC RIM UPRISING „„„
8.35 The Wicker Man (1973) (18) Horror, starring
Edward Woodward. 10.20 Winchester ’73 (1950)
(U) Western, with James Stewart. 12.05pm The Ten
Commandments (1956) (U) Biblical epic, starring
Charlton Heston. 3.45 The Man Who Shot Liberty
Valance (1962) (U) Western, with James Stewart. 6.00
Escape From Alcatraz (1979) (15) Fact-based prison
drama, starring Clint Eastwood. 8.00 The Wicker Man
(1973) (18) Horror, starring Edward Woodward. 9.45 Taxi
Driver (1976) (18) Martin Scorsese’s drama, with Robert
De Niro and Jodie Foster. 11.45 Midnight Cowboy
(1969) (18) Oscar-winning drama, starring Dustin Hoffman
and Jon Voight. 1.50am Chinatown (1974) (15) Oscarwinning mystery, starring Jack Nicholson. 4.15 Winchester
’73 (1950) (U) Western, starring James Stewart.
Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm
The sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 movie received
mixed reviews upon its release, with critics disappointed
at the absent characters from the previous film.
However, John Boyega excels as Jake Pentecost, the
son of war hero Stacker, as he leads a new generation of
giant robot pilots against a wave of alien Kaiju creatures.
Based ten years after the Battle of the Breach, in which
the inter-dimensional portal created by the Precursors
was closed, Jake’s adoptive sister and Pan-Pacific
Defense Corps Secretary General Mako Mori persuades
him to join PPDC, with a fresh recruit for support.
Sci-fi thriller, also starring Cailee Spaeny.
CHRIS McHUGH
Starring Tom Hanks. 10.55 Baby Driver (2017) (15)
Starring Ansel Elgort. 12.55am Django Unchained
(2012) (18) Starring Jamie Foxx. 3.45 Walking Tall
(2004) (15) With Dwayne Johnson. 5.15 Pele: Birth Of
A Legend (2016) (PG) Starring Kevin de Paula.
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
Sky 305
6.40am Louis & Luca: The Big Cheese Race
(2015) (U) Animation. 8.05 A Yeti Adventure (2017)
(U) Animated adventure. 9.35 Aquamarine (2006) (PG)
Fantasy comedy, starring Sara Paxton. 11.25 The Nut
Job 2: Nutty By Nature (2017) (U) Animated sequel.
1.05pm Gulliver’s Travels (2010) (PG) Fantasy
comedy, starring Jack Black. 2.35 The Count Of Monte
Cristo (2002) (PG) Swashbuckling adventure, starring Jim
Caviezel. 4.50 A Yeti Adventure (2017) (U) Animated
adventure. 6.20 The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
(2017) (U) Animated sequel. 8.00 Gulliver’s Travels
(2010) (PG) Fantasy comedy, with Jack Black. 9.30 The
Count Of Monte Cristo (2002) (PG) Swashbuckling
adventure, starring Jim Caviezel. 11.45 Honey: Rise Up
And Dance (2018) (12) Drama, starring Teyana Taylor.
1.35am Aquamarine (2006) (PG) Fantasy comedy,
starring Sara Paxton. 3.30 Against The Wild: The
Great Elephant Adventure (2018) (PG) Drama,
TCM
with Sam Ashe Arnold and Elizabeth Hurley. 5.10 My Pet
Dinosaur (2017) (PG) Adventure, with Jordan Dulieu.
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
SKY CINEMA CLASSICS
Freeview 6 - Sky 118
6.00am Totally Bonkers Guinness World
Records 6.50 You’ve Been Framed! Gold
7.10 Emmerdale 8.00 Coronation Street
9.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 9.55 Film:
Liar Liar (1997) (12) 10.55 FYI Daily 11.00
Film: Liar Liar (1997) (12) 11.35 Emmerdale
12.35pm Coronation Street 1.40 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show 2.30 The Jeremy Kyle Show
5.50 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 6.20 Film:
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
(1999) (U) Two Jedi Knights are sent on a
mission to protect a queen whose planet has
been invaded, and meet a boy with a sinister
destiny. Sci-fi prequel, with Liam Neeson and
Ewan McGregor 7.25 FYI Daily 7.30 Film:
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
(1999) (U) 9.00 Film: Pitch Perfect (2012) (12)
A new student joins an a cappella singing group
made up of social misfits to compete in campus
music competitions. Comedy, starring Anna
Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. 10.05 FYI Daily
10.10 Film: Pitch Perfect (2012) (12) 11.15
Family Guy 1.10am American Dad! 2.05 The
Cleveland Show 2.30 Teleshopping
ITV3
Freeview 10 - Sky 119
6.00am Royal Stories 6.25 Goodbye Mr
Chips 8.30 Goodnight Mister Tom 10.35
Agatha Christie’s Marple 12.40pm The Royal
1.40 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic Coronation Street
3.50 Midsomer Murders 5.55 Heartbeat 7.00
Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Endeavour. Morse
suspects a connection between a disappearance
and an unsolved murder, while Thursday takes
on a lorry hijack which he believes is connected
to a local gangster. 10.00 Vera 1.55am ITV3
Nightscreen 2.30 Teleshopping
ITV4
Freeview 24 - Sky 120
6.00am The Chase. Quiz show, with Bradley
Walsh. 6.45 The Avengers 7.40 Kojak 8.35
Quincy ME 9.40 Minder 10.40 The Sweeney
11.45 The Professionals 12.45pm The
Avengers 1.50 Kojak 2.50 Quincy ME 3.55
Minder. Comedy drama, with starring George
Cole. 4.55 The Professionals 5.55 The
Sweeney 7.00 The Chase: Celebrity Special
8.00 River Monsters 9.00 Film: Passenger
57 (1992) (15) An ex-cop boards a flight on
which a terrorist is being transported to prison
and becomes embroiled in a hijack attempt.
Action thriller, starring Wesley Snipes and
Bruce Payne. 10.00 FYI Daily 10.05 Film:
Passenger 57 (1992) (15) 10.50 Film: Hard To
Kill (1990) (18) 11.50 FYI Daily 11.55 Film:
Hard To Kill (1990) (18) 12.55am Minder
1.55 The Sweeney. Classic crime drama. 2.45
ITV4 Nightscreen 3.00 Teleshopping 3.30
ITV4 Nightscreen 4.30 Teleshopping
SKY ONE
Sky 106
6.00am Futurama 8.00 Modern Family 9.00
The Simpsons 10.00 Snake Boss 11.00 Big
Beasts: Last Of The Giants Noon NCIS: Los
Angeles 1.00 Hawaii Five-0 3.00 S.W.A.T
4.00 Modern Family 5.00 The Simpsons
6.00 Futurama 6.30 The Simpsons 9.00
Film: Forrest Gump (1994) (12) A slow-witted
man has a series of bizarre adventures but the
love of his life constantly eludes him. Robert
Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama, with
Tom Hanks and Sally Field. 11.45 MacGyver
12.45am The Force: North East 2.40 A
League Of Their Own. James Corden introduces
out-takes and pranks from the latest series of
the sports-based comedy quiz. 3.35 Monkey
Life 5.00 Futurama. Animated comedy.
Sky 309
6.20am The Quiet Man (1952) (U) Romantic
comedy drama, with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.
ENTERTAINMENT
ITV2
Sky 303
6.45am The Tom And Jerry Show Animated
adventure. 7.15 Her Magical Christmas (2017)
(PG) With Jessica Lowndes. 9.00 Home Alone 4
(2002) (U) With Mike Weinberg. 10.30 Scrooged
(1988) (PG) With Bill Murray. 12.20pm Sleepless In
Seattle (1993) (PG) With Tom Hanks. 2.10 Christmas
With The Kranks (2004) (PG) With Jamie Lee Curtis.
4.00 This Christmas (2007) (12) With Delroy Lindo.
6.10 Scrooged (1988) (PG) Starring Bill Murray. 8.00
Sleepless In Seattle (1993) (PG) With Tom Hanks
and Meg Ryan. 10.00 Christmas With The Kranks
(2004) (PG) Starring Jamie Lee Curtis. 11.45 Home
Alone 4 (2002) (U) With Mike Weinberg. 1.20am Her
Magical Christmas (2017) (PG) Starring Jessica
Lowndes. 3.00 The Christmas Contract (2018)
(PG) Starring Danneel Ackles. 4.40 Coming Home For
Christmas (2017) (PG) Starring Danica McKellar.
Sky 315
6.00am Al Capone (1959) (15) Biopic of the gangster.
8.15 Where Eagles Dare (1968) (PG) Second World
War adventure. 11.25 Key Largo (1948) (PG) Thriller.
1.30pm The Gun Runners (1958) (PG) Crime drama.
3.15 The Man From Galveston (1963) (U) Western.
4.30 Guns For San Sebastian (1968) (PG) Western.
6.50 The Captive Heart (1946) (PG) Second World
War drama, with Michael Redgrave. 9.00 Nowhere To
Run (1993) (15) Action adventure, with Jean-Claude Van
Damme. 11.05 Sherlock Holmes (2009) (12) Action
thriller, with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. 1.45am
Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura 3.30
Hollywood’s Best Film Directors 5.30 TCM
Shorts: Ben Miller Off Set 5.50 Anatomy Of A
Murder (1959) (12) Drama, with James Stewart.
FILM4
Freeview 15 - Sky 313
11.00am From Up On Poppy Hill (2011) (U)
Animated drama. 12.50pm The Indian In The
Cupboard (1995) (PG) Children’s fantasy. 2.40 Rango
(2011) (PG) Oscar-winning animated comedy. 4.50 Back
To The Future Part III (1990) (PG) Final instalment in
the sci-fi comedy trilogy, starring Michael J Fox. 7.05 Taxi
(2004) (12) Comedy adventure remake, starring Queen
Latifah. 9.00 Die Hard 4.0 (2007) (15) See Pick Of
The Day. 11.35 The Lobster (2015) (15) Sci-fi comedy
drama, starring Colin Farrell. 2.05am Our Idiot Brother
(2011) (15) Comedy, starring Paul Rudd.
DISNEY CHANNEL
Sky 609
8.00 Descendants 2 (2017) (PG) Family adventure.
8.00 Freaky Friday (2018) Musical comedy.
SATELLITE, CABLE AND DIGITAL
E4
Freeview 28 - Sky 135
6.00am Hollyoaks 8.00 Melissa & Joey 9.00
The Goldbergs 10.00 The Big Bang Theory
11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Noon Young
Sheldon 1.00 The Big Bang Theory 2.00
Melissa & Joey 3.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4.00
The Goldbergs 5.00 Young Sheldon 6.00
The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30
Young Sheldon 8.00 The Goldbergs 9.00
Film: The Inbetweeners 2 (2014) (15) 11.00
The Big Bang Theory 11.50 Naked Attraction
12.55am Gogglebox 2.05 Tattoo Fixers:
Extreme 2.55 The Goldbergs 3.45 The Big
Bang Theory 4.25 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
MORE4
Freeview 14 - Sky 136
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In
The Sun: Winter Sun 11.35 Four In A Bed
2.10pm Come Dine With Me 4.55 A Place
In The Sun: Winter Sun 5.55 The Supervet
7.55 Grand Designs 9.00 Hunt For The Arctic
Ghost Ship 10.00 Million Pound Mega Yachts
11.05 24 Hours In A&E 1.15am 8 Out Of 10
Cats Does Countdown Christmas Special 2.15
Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 3.15 8 Out
Of 10 Cats. Comedy quiz, with Jimmy Carr.
GOLD
Sky 110
7.25am Yes, Prime Minister 8.00 Butterflies
9.20 Last Of The Summer Wine. Vintage
comedy. 11.20 The Green Green Grass Noon
My Family 12.40 2point4 Children 1.20 Are
You Being Served? 2.00 The Green Green
Grass 2.40 My Family 3.20 2point4 Children
4.00 Last Of The Summer Wine 6.00 Are
You Being Served? 6.40 Saluting Dad’s Army
7.40 Dad’s Army 9.00 Only Fools And Horses
9.40 The Royle Family 10.20 Two Doors
Down 11.00 Early Doors 11.40 Peep Show
12.50am Two Doors Down 1.30 The Royle
Family 2.05 Harry Hill’s TV Burp 2.55 Early
Doors 3.25 Bread 4.00 Teleshopping
SKY WITNESS
Sky 107
6.00am Motorway Patrol 7.00 Border
Security: Australia’s Front Line 8.00 CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation 9.00 Send In The Dogs
10.00 Road Wars 1.00pm Brit Cops: Rapid
Response 4.00 Border Security: Canada’s
Front Line 8.00 Criminal Minds 10.00 Murders
That Shocked The Nation 11.00 Criminal
Minds. Crime thriller, starring Joe Mantegna.
Midnight World’s Most Evil Killers 1.00 How I
Caught The Killer 2.00 Madam Secretary 3.00
Road Wars 4.00 Brit Cops: Law & Disorder
5.00 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line
CBS JUSTICE
Freeview 39 - Sky 148
6.00am Teleshopping 9.00 Diagnosis Murder
11.00 Bonanza. Western series. 2.00pm
Walker, Texas Ranger 3.00 NCIS. Crime
drama. 4.00 NCIS: Los Angeles 5.00 JAG
6.00 Diagnosis Murder 8.00 Walker, Texas
Ranger 9.00 NCIS 10.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
11.00 NCIS Midnight CSI: Miami 1.00 NCIS
1.55 JAG 2.55 MacGyver 3.50 Walker, Texas
Ranger 4.35 Mission: Impossible
CBS REALITY
Freeview 66 - Sky 146
6.00am Teleshopping 9.00 Judge Judy
10.00 Bondi Rescue 11.00 Unsolved
Mysteries Noon Beyond The Headlines
1.00 Judge Judy 3.00 Bondi Rescue 4.00
Unsolved Mysteries 5.00 Judge Judy 7.00
Medical Detectives. Documentary series. 8.00
48 Hours: Mystery 9.00 It Takes A Killer 10.00
Evidence Of Evil 11.00 Evil Twins Midnight
Snapped: Killer Couples 1.00 It Takes A Killer
2.00 Evidence Of Evil 3.00 Urban Legends
3.50 Hoarders: Family Secrets 4.40 Nowhere
To Hide 5.30 Dog Patrol. Documentary series.
BBC FOUR
Freeview 9 - Sky 116
7.00pm The Celts: Blood, Iron And Sacrifice
With Alice Roberts And Neil Oliver 8.00 Sicily:
Wonder Of The Mediterranean 9.00 Waco:
Madman Or Messiah – Storyville 10.30 Murder
In Soho: Who Killed Freddie Mills? Midnight
Shirley Bassey At The BBC 1.00 Synth &
Beyond With Stephen Morris And Gillian Gilbert
2.00 Sicily: Wonder Of The Mediterranean. With
Michael Scott. 3.00 The Celts: Blood, Iron And
Sacrifice With Alice Roberts And Neil Oliver
COMEDY CENTRAL
Sky 112
FOX
Sky 124
8.00am The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 9.00
My Wife And Kids 10.00 Friends 1.00pm
Impractical Jokers 5.00 Friends 9.00 Film:
The Internship (2013) (12) 11.30 Film: Movie
43 (2013) (15) 1.30am South Park. Animated
comedy. 3.25 The Cleveland Show 4.15 My
Wife And Kids. Comedy. 5.00 Teleshopping
8.00am Leverage 9.00 Bull 11.00 Bones
1.00pm NCIS. Crime drama. 3.00 Bull 4.00
Monk 5.00 Bones 7.00 NCIS 9.00 NCIS:
New Orleans 10.00 Bull 11.00 American Dad!
Midnight Family Guy. Cartoon capers. 1.00
Baskets 2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy
4.00 Baskets 5.00 Teleshopping
DISCOVERY
Sky 125
6.00am Combat Dealers 7.00 Alaskan Bush
People 8.00 Naked And Afraid XL 9.00 Yukon
Men 10.00 Wheeler Dealers. With Mike Brewer.
SPORT
SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT Sky 401
6.00am Total Goals 10.00 Football Centre
Noon Sky Sports News 5.00 Sky Sports
News At 5 6.00 Sky Sports News At 6 7.00
Gillette Soccer Special 7.30 Live Premier
League. Newcastle United v Manchester United
(Kick-off 8.00pm). 10.30 Sky Sports News At
Ten 11.00 Sky Sports News 1.00am Live
NBA: Minnesota @ Boston. Boston Celtics v
Minnesota Timberwolves (Tip-off 1.00am). 3.30
Live One-Day International Cricket. New Zealand
v Sri Lanka. The first one-day international.
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
Sky 402
6.00am PL Greatest Games 7.00 Premier
League Legends 8.00 Premier League Best
Goals 8.30 Premier League Highlights 10.00
Premier League Years Noon Premier League
World – Sir Alex Ferguson Special 1.00 Premier
League Years 3.00 Premier League Highlights
4.30 Premier League World – Sir Alex Ferguson
Special 5.30 Premier League Highlights 7.00
Premier League World 7.30 Live Premier
League. Newcastle United v Manchester United
(Kick-off 8.00pm). 10.30 Premier League World
– Sir Alex Ferguson Special 11.00 Premier
League World 11.30 Premier League Legends
Midnight Premier League Highlights 3.30 PL
Greatest Games 4.00 Premier League Best
Goals 5.30 Premier League 100 Club
SKY SPORTS CRICKET
Sky 404
6.00am Cricket’s Greatest Games 7.00
Best Of England V New Zealand 8.00 World
11.00 Fast N’ Loud Noon Gold Rush: White
Water 1.00 Combat Dealers 2.00 Deadliest
Catch 3.00 Mighty Ships 4.00 Gold Divers
5.00 Gold Rush 6.00 Fast N’ Loud 7.00
Supertruckers 8.00 Wheeler Dealers 9.00
Street Outlaws: Memphis 11.00 Mighty Ships
Midnight Street Outlaws: Memphis 1.00
Wheeler Dealers 2.00 Mighty Ships 3.00
Street Outlaws: Memphis 3.50 Gold Divers
4.40 Gold Rush 5.30 How It’s Made
HISTORY
Sky 130
6.00am Forged In Fire 10.00 Buried: Knights
Templar And The Holy Grail 11.00 Forged In
Fire Noon Swamp People 1.00 Pawn Stars
2.00 American Pickers: Best Of 4.00 Storage
Wars 6.00 Forged In Fire 7.00 American
Pickers 8.00 Buried: Knights Templar And The
Holy Grail 9.00 The Curse Of Oak Island: A
Family Album 10.00 The Curse Of Oak Island
11.00 Ancient Aliens Midnight Forged In
Fire Tournament Of Champions 1.00 Storage
Wars 2.00 Buried: Knights Templar And The
Holy Grail. Documentary. 3.00 Ancient Aliens
4.00 Forged In Fire 5.00 American Pickers
YESTERDAY
Freeview 19 - Sky 155
HOME
Freeview 25 - Sky 158
6.00am
Egypt’s
Animal
Mummies.
Egyptologist Dr Salima Ikram examines how and
why the Ancient Egyptians mummified certain
animals and buried them in tombs alongside
their deceased rulers. 8.00 South Pacific.
Documentary exploring the region’s islands,
which are home to a vast array of extraordinary
wildlife. Benedict Cumberbatch narrates. 1.00
Battle Factory. Documentary exploring how
weapons are manufactured. 1.30 Digging The
Great Escape 3.00 Teleshopping
7.00am River Cottage Spring 5.00pm
Escape To The Country 3.30am My Flat-Pack
Home. With Amanda Lamb. 4.00 Teleshopping
Cup Cricket Classics 9.00 Cricket’s Greatest
Games 10.00 Best Of England V New Zealand
11.00 World Cup Cricket Classics Noon Best
Of Bumble 1.00 Sky Cricket Commentators
On Tour 2.00 Best Of Bumble 3.00 Sky
Cricket Commentators On Tour 4.00 Cricket’s
Greatest Games 5.00 Best Of England V New
Zealand 6.00 Jos Buttler: 2018 Through My
Eyes 7.00 Ward & Hussain Meet Jayawardene
8.10 Masterclass: Muralitharan 8.55 Atherton
Lord’s Pavilion Portraits 9.00 Jos Buttler: 2018
Through My Eyes 10.00 Ward & Hussain Meet
Jayawardene 11.10 Masterclass: Muralitharan
11.55 Atherton Lord’s Pavilion Portraits
Midnight Commentators On Tour: Christchurch
12.25 Cricket’s Greatest Games 12.55 Live
One-Day International Cricket. New Zealand v
Sri Lanka. The first one-day international.
SKY SPORTS ACTION
Sky 407
6.00am Sky Sports Boxing Gold 7.00 WWE
Main Event 8.00 Great Sporting Moments 8.30
Wildfly Fishing 9.00 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
10.00 Sporting Records 10.30 Wildfly Fishing
11.00 NFL: America’s Game Noon NFL – A
Football Life 1.00 Sporting Records 2.00
Wildfly Fishing 2.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
3.30 Sports Unlimited 4.30 Wildfly Fishing
5.00 WWE Main Event 6.00 WWE Experience
7.00 Sports Unlimited 8.00 Watersports World
9.00 Motorsport Mundial 9.30 Top 14 RoundUp Show 10.00 WWE Smackdown. Spectacular
wrestling action. Midnight NFL: America’s
Game 1.00 Live NBA: Minnesota @ Boston.
Boston Celtics v Minnesota Timberwolves (Tipoff 1.00am). 3.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold 4.00
Sporting Records 5.00 Sporting Greats
BT SPORT 1
Sky 413
12.30pm FA Cup: Arsenal V Newcastle 1998
1.00 FA Cup: Man Utd V Newcastle 1999 1.30
FA Cup: Chelsea V Aston Villa 2000 2.00 FA
Cup: Arsenal V Liverpool 2001 2.30 FA Cup:
Arsenal V Chelsea 2002 3.00 FA Cup: Arsenal
V Southampton 2003 3.30 FA Cup: Man Utd V
Millwall 2004 4.00 FA Cup: Arsenal V Man Utd
2005 4.30 FA Cup: Liverpool V West Ham 2006
5.00 FA Cup: Chelsea V Man Utd 2007 5.30
Ligue 1 Goals Of The Season 6.00 BT Sport
Reload 6.30 Premier League World 7.00 BT
Sport Fight Night 8.00 Live Rugby Tonight 9.00
Test Cricket Highlights 11.00 Live Test Cricket.
Australia v India. Action from the fourth Test.
EUROSPORT 1
Sky 410
7.00am Australian Open Tennis 8.30 WATTS
8.45 Ski Jumping 9.45 Cross-Country Skiing
10.45 Live Cross-Country Skiing 11.45 Ski
Jumping 12.45pm Live Cross-Country Skiing
1.45 WATTS 2.00 Alpine Skiing 3.00 Biathlon
4.00 Ski Jumping 5.00 Cross-Country Skiing
7.00 Alpine Skiing 8.00 ATP Tennis. The
Brisbane International. 10.00 Tennis: Hopman
Cup. Action from day five. 11.30 Ski Jumping
12.30am Rally Raid 12.50 Eurosport News
3.00 Live ATP Tennis. The Brisbane International.
Coverage of day four at the Queensland Tennis
Centre in Australia. 5.00 ATP Tennis
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Sky 129
GOOD FOOD
Sky 133
UNIVERSAL TV
Sky 113
8.00am Car SOS. With Tim Shaw. 6.00pm
Air Crash Investigation 8.00 YouTube
Revolution 9.00 Inside The Internet: 50 Years
Of Life Online 11.00 Science Of Stupid
6.10am Choccywoccydoodah: Starstruck 7.00
The Hairy Bikers’ Chicken And Egg 8.00 James
Martin’s Mediterranean 9.00 Rick Stein’s Long
Weekends 11.00 The Hairy Bikers’ Chicken
And Egg Noon Two Greedy Italians: Still
Hungry 1.00 The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking
With Rachel Khoo 1.30 Donal’s Irish Feast
2.00 Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Island Feast
3.00 James Martin’s Brittany 4.00 James
Martin’s Mediterranean 5.00 The Hairy Bikers’
Chicken And Egg 6.00 Two Greedy Italians:
Still Hungry 7.00 The Little Paris Kitchen:
Cooking With Rachel Khoo 7.30 Donal’s Irish
Feast 8.00 Rick Stein’s Long Weekends 10.00
The Hairy Bikers’ Chicken And Egg 11.00 The
Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking With Rachel Khoo
11.30 Donal’s Irish Feast Midnight Two
Greedy Italians: Still Hungry 1.00 Ottolenghi’s
Mediterranean Island Feast 2.00 Teleshopping
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WE know that there are scores of
Conservative MPs in Parliament
who are there under false
pretences.
If these charlatans honestly
expressed their true opinions and
views during an election campaign,
less than 10 would get elected.
They are quite happy to accept
their salaries without bothering
with the responsibility the
electorate delegated to them.
They are thwarting the
democratic vote of the people to
leave the EU.
Left-wing bias is so indoctrinated
it is considered normal and those
who still have Right-leaning views
are considered heretics, Nazis,
fascists, racists, bigots and in the
case of angry anti-Government
protesters in France and elsewhere,
far-Right demonstrators.
They must be purged from the
Conservative Party. We must
wrestle back control from these
infiltrators, so we can once again
become an independent nation, free
to trade worldwide, and take back
control of our borders.
George Sullivan,
Cubbington, Warks
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WITH the prospect of leaving the
EU and with the opportunities this
will bring for trade and our
economy isn’t it about time our
supermarkets started to stock more
British wines?
None of the large supermarkets
stock any that I can see.
There are some wonderful home
produced wines available to
purchase now but they are not easy
to find.
We have a great chance to help
our home industries and it’s about
time we started supporting our own
country.
This not only applies to wine but
many other products, some already
found on the supermarket shelves.
Buy British is a slogan that needs
to be brought back.
Kim Terry,
Girvan, S Ayrshire
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I THINK most of us feel the pinch
with the increased spending at
Christmas but I am surprised to
learn that some of us are so worried
about the increased debt that we
actually take time off work as we’re
feeling so stressed (“Staff worrying
about festive debt to cost UK firms
£1.6bn”, January 1).
I spent more than I intended and
will have to scrimp a bit for a few
weeks to compensate and, although
it bothers me, I would never not go
into work, because that would give
me additional worries over my job
security.
I wouldn’t want to leave my
employer in the lurch and sitting at
home moping isn’t going to solve
the problem. I think it’s best to
work through it.
Lynne English,
Wickford, Essex
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SO, Jean Claude, the UK has to
“get it’s act together” and tell you
what it wants (“Ridiculous! Juncker
sparks fury over attack on Britons”,
December 31).
Just in case you haven’t been
listening over the past two years
the UK wants out of the EU. And
when do we want it? We want it
now.
Joan Chester,
Emsworth, Hants
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HOW sad that Sian Welby finds it
virtually impossible not to have her
head buried in a mobile phone
virtually all day and even at night
(“I am totally hooked on
technology”, January 1).
I wonder how she would cope if I
could whisk her back to my teenage
years where wanting to ring
somebody meant a quarter of a mile
walk to our nearest red phone box,
where more often than not there
were two or three people queuing
to make a call.
When you finally got in you
dialled the number and put two old
pence in. Those were the days. Well,
maybe not.
John Hearn,
Rainham, Kent
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WHAT a fascinating story about the
secondhand vacuum cleaner
bought all those years ago (“Still
going strong, the wedding treat
Hoover from 1965”, January 1).
I had a little laugh when Val
Marks remarked her marriage
didn’t last the course but the
vacuum cleaner did I do agree
things were made to last back then
and this appliance definitely was.
And to think it’s never even
broken down. Unbelievable. I’ve
I BELIEVE our Prime Minister was absolutely
right to predict a whole new world of
opportunities opening up for our nation once
we finally leave the EU, if Parliament can ever
agree to let it happen (“May pledges new era
of optimism and hope”, January 1).
And nothing could have more typified this
spirit of optimism and achievement than
London’s spectacular New Year’s Eve firework
display on the Thames.
In my humble opinion, all the rival displays
around the world, even that at the Sydney
Harbour Bridge in Australia’s capital, were
eclipsed by the brilliance, artistry and
originality of the City’s London Eye
centrepiece which had only a few short hours
in which to be set up.
Even Big Ben’s famous chimes, which have
been silent during renovation work, put in an
appearance for up to one million revellers who
were there.
If we can put on something as world beating
as that, we can do anything.
Roy Daniels,
Luton, Beds
lost count of the vacuum cleaners I
have had over the last 50 years.
Annette Hale,
Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset
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AS we begin the new year, one of
the biggest talking points in
football isn’t the wonderful form of
the imperious Liverpool, it isn’t
even about the magical resurgence
of Paul Pogba post-Mourinho, but it
is about disgusting, unnecessary
and vitriol-laden racism.
Just a couple of weeks ago,
Raheem Sterling was rightly lauded
for speaking out against racist
abuse but now Fulham’s Aboubakar
Kamara refused to let team mate
Aleksandar Mitrovic take a spotkick, and the social media cowards
went into overdrive.
It’s disgusting, it is out of control
and shows no sign of abating.
What a bunch of disgusting
low-lifes. Grow up.
Ashley Smith,
March, Cambs
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SO several hundred so-called
migrants have invaded our shores
over the past few weeks (“Border
boats called in over Channel
migrants”, January 1).
These people can’t be fleeing
tyranny or persecution because
they have passed through several
safe European countries before
getting to the French coast.
They can’t be ill or starving or
they wouldn’t be able to make such
a long journey. They can’t be
destitute or they wouldn’t be able
to pay the trafficking gangs such
large sums of money,
The majority of those who have
got here are fit and healthy young
men, mainly from countries and
cultures that are at odds with ours.
We must be on our guard, and ask
ourselves why they have gone to so
much trouble to get to the UK.
We must send them back
immediately, and save our
hospitality and help for those
genuine cases who get here through
the proper channels.
George Pickles,
Ripon, N Yorks
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DAILY we are bombarded about
the number of immigrants speeding
across the channel to get into the
UK illegally.
I have a couple of questions. Isn’t
it safe to claim asylum in France?
How many have we shipped back?
For our country to have any
chance of stopping this we need to
remove the magnet which draws
people from all around the globe.
Raymond Bray,
Huddersfield, W Yorks
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I HAVE never
understood
why people
wait until the coldest,
darkest and most
depressing month of the
year to try and change
their lives (“Diets will be
scrapped in two
weeks...”, January 1).
It’s no wonder people
can’t keep to diets and
health kicks when it is so
dire outside and people
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need something to cheer
them up.
Making a change to
your life is about more
than just feeling guilty
because you’ve spent too
much and over-indulged
at Christmas.
So many New Year
resolutions fail because
people give up when the
guilt wears off.
David Cunningham,
Cardiff
ANY vow to
change your
life will only
work if you mean it.
New Year is as good a
time as any to start,
when we are skint and
have drunk too much
and put on a few pounds.
Two years ago I vowed
to get my finances in
order after splurging at
Christmas and managed
it through a mixture of
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determination. It worked
that well that last year I
vowed to lose a stone
after getting on the
scales on January 1 and
topping 14 stone.
Now I am back to a
size 10 and all through a
bit of old-fashioned will
power and a bit of
exercise each week.
Jane Sanderson,
Doncaster, S Yorks
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We carried the latest news
on tensions in the lead up to
the Suez Crisis, with
Opposition leader Hugh
Gaitskell protesting over
military action. Elsewhere,
former governor of Cyprus
Lord Winster attacked British
policy towards the colony as
“inept and irrational”.
He claimed talks over its
future broke down because
the Government invited
representatives from Greece
and Turkey without including
Cyprus.
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Some 66 football fans
were crushed to death
following a match between
Scottish rivals Celtic and
Rangers at Glasgow’s
Ibrox Park stadium.
Celtic had scored with a
minute to go, but the
Rangers equaliser during
injury time caused a wave
of excitement in the
stadium. The crush was
caused by fans all trying to
leave at the same time.
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Bosnian Serbs, Muslims and
Croats met in Geneva for
talks aimed at resolving the
nine-month long conflict in
the region.
The negotiations, led by
UN special envoys Cyrus
Vance and Britain’s Lord
David Owen, ended in
failure.
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actress Kate
Bosworth is
36. She
is an
equestrian.
Jerry Maguire
star Cuba
Gooding Jr
is 51. He was
once a
dancer for
Paula Abdul.
Model
Christy
Turlington is
50. She
starred in
Duran
Duran’s
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video.
Photographer
David Bailey
is 81. He did
National
Service in the
RAF.
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disappear into the cold dark night.
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after she has settled down for a
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When your pals arrived they were
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How did you do it?” “I didn’t’ do it,”
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words in
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letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
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centre letter and there must be at
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plurals or verb forms ending in “s”.
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– or black square. As in
Alphapuzzle, every letter of
the alphabet is used. But
you have to complete the
grid too! Use the given
letters and black squares
below the grid to start. The
grid is ‘rotationally
symmetrical’ – in other
words, it looks the same if
you turn the page upside
down. Solution tomorrow.
Yesterday’s solution
Black squares: 6, 7, 10,
12, 15, 16, 21, 25, 26, 30,
32, 34, 37, 40.
Across: Death,
Sentence, Blow,
Vanquish, Swipe, Ruby,
Siamese, Exit, Skips,
Tourists, Taxi, Stitched,
Joked.
Down: Size, Task,
Elbow, Two, Posterity,
Jails, Feta, Them, Novel,
Fenugreek, Ago, Prize,
Mesh, Yobs.
Extra letter clues
0907 181 2560
Full solution
0907 181 2558
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ACROSS
1 Piano players (8)
8 Commend highly (6)
9 Disagreeable smell (4)
10 Male cat (3)
11 Descend by rope (6)
13 Intermediary or
negotiator (2-7)
15 Heavy cloth (6)
17 Also known as (abbr.) (3)
18 Brave person (4)
19 One sip (anag.) (6)
20 Flimflam (8)
DOWN
1 Block of text (9)
2 Fridge compartment (6)
3 Experts (4)
4 Annoys (9)
5 To journey by boat (4)
6 Name (5)
7 Edible fish (5,4)
12 Card suit (6)
14 Party or celebration (5)
15 Metal money (4)
16 Blood vessel (4)
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SUDOKU
Target: 22 mins
Fill the grid so that every column, row, and 3x3 square includes all of the digits from one to nine.
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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION
ACROSS 2 Problems, 9 Florid, 10 Fits, 11 Bale,
13 Aisle, 14 Hesitated, 16 Ensue, 19 Peer, 20 Mast,
21 Famine, 22 Gangland.
DOWN 1 Off the peg, 3 Rotas, 4 Or so, 5 Bilateral,
6 Eras, 7 Mallet, 8 Speedster, 12 Geneva, 15 Train,
17 Sewn, 18 Emma.
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Target Time: 34 minutes
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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION
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1 x Battleship
C
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FIND where the fleet of ships shown is hidden in the grid. The numbers to the
right of and below the grid indicate how many of the squares in that row are
filled in with ships or parts of ships. The ships do not touch each other, even
diagonally. Some squares have been filled in to start you off.
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Can you make two common five-letter
words from the nine letters given,
using each letter only once? You can
– but only if one letter features in both
words in the squares on the right.
There’s at least one way to do it, and
you have to have the right letter at the
crossover – but which one is it?
See if you can find the answer within
our target time. If you need help, ring
our clue-line below to find out the
crossover letter. Solution tomorrow.
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Across ONLY: 0907 181 2561; Down ONLY: 0907 181 2562.
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JOCKEYS’ NOVS’ HCAP HURDLE
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1 L-33 l BAHAMA MOON (26) Jonjo O’Neill 7 11 12
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2 24-5 JIMMY BELL (211) J G O’Shea 8 11 8............... Edward Austin(5)
3 7-LP JURYS OUT (35) Miss V Williams 6 11 8...................... M Kendrick
4 724 COTTONVALE (21) Christian Williams 8 11 7............... C Brace(5)
5 534 PRIMOGENITURE (15) (S) M Keighley 8 11 6......... Bryony Frost
6 L08 DONT BE ROBIN (7) Mrs R Ford 7 11 6................... Sean Houlihan
7 P14 UNO MAS (16) Christian Williams 5 11 6...................... R Dingle(3)
8 492 NO NO JOLIE (27) O Sherwood 7 11 6..................... H Beswick(6)
9 284 THE MAJOR (26) Kayley Woollacott 6 11 5...................L Williams
10 4-09 DON HERBAGER (35) Miss V Williams 5 11 4...........H Nugent(6)
11 6LP BALLY LAGAN (34) R Dickin 11 11 0.................... Ceris Biddle(10)
12 L8-L IFANDABUT (20) P C Dando 7 10 13...............................M Bastyan
13 L43 COISA BLANCO (20) Oliver Greenall 6 10 11.....Fergus Gregory
14 F/P7 ARQALINA (13) Miss V Williams 7 10 5....................... C Hammond
15 955 MIN TIKY (45) M Bradstock 7 10 4................................... R Patrick
16 022 RULE THE OCEAN (22) M Sheppard 9 10 3............... S Sheppard
BLINKERS: No. 15 VISOR: No. 11 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 9, 16
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 4, 5, 7, 13 HOOD: No. 9.
SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 11.
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5 24P QUINTO (13) J Frost 9 10 10........................................ Bryony Frost
6 225 WHAT LARKS (13) Dr J Naylor 11 10 5............Tom Cheesman(5)
7 124 GEORGINA JOY (20) N Hawke 6 10 4..................... T Buckley(10)
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11 50L BLACK JACK JAXON (58) S Flook 7 10 0.......... M Kendrick(5)
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TRACK FACTS: GOING: Good to Soft. Right Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY
(2014-19): N Fehily 35% Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2014-19): Miss
V Williams 18% Strike rate. FIRST TIME: 1.55 Little Rich (cheek pieces), Boston
T Party (cheek pieces), 3.30 Cedar Valley (cheek pieces), Makety (wind surgery). BEATEN FAVOURITES: 3.00 Gardiners Hill(hcp ch). 3.30
Loveherandleaveher, Ruby Tiger. LONGEST TRAVELLER: Gardiners Hill
(3.00) 150 miles.
Vital statistics
IN-FORM TRAINERS (last 10
days) M Todhunter 75% (1
wins and 2 places from 4
runners), Christian Williams
71% (3/2/7), C Mann 67%
(1/3/6), J Gosden 67% (3/1/6),
M Channon 62% (4/1/8), Tom
Lacey 62% (3/5/13), D
Whillans 60% (2/1/5), Mrs L
Williamson 60% (1/2/5).
NOVICES’ CHASE
2.30 MANSIONBET
£5,458 (4) 2m 8yds
12.15—JARVEYS PLATE (P Brennan, 12‑1) 1; I
Can’t Explain (5‑6 fav) 2; Anemoi (9‑2 2nd fav) 3.
7 ran. 13l, hd. (F O’Brien). Tote: £14.10; pl £4.20,
£1.30. exacta: £30.70. trifecta: £70.60. CSF:
£21.67. Non-runner: Coolanly.
12.50—BEWARE THE BEAR (J McGrath, 7‑2
2nd fav) 1; Shanroe Santos (10‑1) 2; Perfect
Candidate (16‑1) 3. H’cap 9 ran. 5l, 8l. (N
Henderson; 9-4 fav Some Chaos). Tote: £4.10; pl
£1.60, £2.80, £3.00. exacta: £31.50. tricast:
£496.65. trifecta: £254.90. CSF: £37.79. Nonrunner: Robinsfirth.
1.25—LOSTINTRANSLATION (R M Power, 3‑1)
1; Defi Du Seuil (5‑2 2nd fav) 2; Black Op (3‑1) 3. 4
ran. 11/4l, 6l. (C Tizzard; 9-4 fav On The Blind Side).
Tote: £3.80; exacta: £11.00. trifecta: £17.60. CSF:
£10.58. Non-runner: Crucial Role.
2.00—ASO (C Deutsch, 3‑1 fav) 1; Happy Diva
(8‑1) 2; Ballyhill (7‑1) 3. H’cap 7 ran. 2l, 23/4l. (Miss
V Williams). Tote: £3.70; pl £2.10, £3.00. exacta:
£26.60. tricast: £153.56. trifecta: £131.40. CSF:
£25.82. Non-runners: Acting Lass, Give Me A
Copper.
2.35—AUX PTITS SOINS (H Skelton, 5‑1 fav)
1; De Name Evades Me (11‑2 2nd fav) 2; The
Eaglehaslanded (12‑1) 3. H’cap 14 ran. 7l, shd. (D
Skelton). Tote: £5.30; pl £2.10, £2.30, £3.70.
exacta: £36.90. tricast: £319.63. trifecta: £531.50.
CSF: £29.64.
3.10—MIDNIGHT SHADOW (D Cook, 8‑1) 1;
Wholestone (6‑4 fav) 2; Old Guard (7‑2 2nd fav) 3.
6 ran. 21/4l, 1/2l. (Mrs S Smith). Tote: £6.60; pl
£2.70, £1.40. exacta: £21.30. trifecta: £67.50. CSF:
£20.09.
3.50—GLORY AND FORTUNE (R Johnson,
7‑2 jt 2nd fav) 1; Cascova (3‑1 fav) 2; Book Of
Invasions (15‑2) 3. 10 ran. 41/2l, 1l. (Tom Lacey).
Tote: £4.40; pl £1.90, £1.50, £2.40. exacta: £16.50.
trifecta: £89.80. CSF: £14.64.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £11,780.39
carried over. Placepot: £181.60
(Race 1) 5, 4; (2) 1, 5, 3; (3) 4; (4) 1, 7;
(5) 5, 11, 9; (6) 1, 3; Quadpot: £34.80
CATTERICK: Gd-gd to soft in places
12.25—HOGAN’S HEIGHT (Page Fuller, 11‑8
2nd fav) 1; Legalized (11‑1) 2; Vamanos (8‑11 fav) 3.
6 ran. 3/4l, 11l. (J Snowden). Tote: £2.40; pl £1.20,
£3.90. exacta: £17.50. trifecta: £26.40. CSF:
£14.72. Non-runner: Tight Call.
1.00—THE HERDS GARDEN (Miss A McCain,
9‑1) 1; Baratineur (11‑8 fav) 2; Life Knowledge
(12‑1) 3. H’cap 11 ran. 11/2l, 8l. (D McCain). Tote:
£8.00; pl £2.50, £1.10, £3.00. exacta: £41.80. tricast: £159.75. trifecta: £168.80. CSF: £22.34.
1.35—DUKE DEBARRY (Will Kennedy, 3‑1 jt
2nd fav) 1; Hurricane Dylan (5‑1) 2; Braavos (10‑1)
3. 5 ran. 21/2l, 25l. (N Henderson; 15-8 fav Jack
Devine). Tote: £4.20; pl £2.20, £2.20. exacta:
£17.70. trifecta: £41.80. CSF: £17.11.
2.10—LASSANA ANGEL (A Johns, 9‑1) 1;
Mega Double (22‑1) 2; Foxtrot Juliet (2‑5 fav) 3. 8
ran. 9l, ns. (T R Gretton). Tote: £14.30; pl £2.30,
(6)
2-P1 l FIRST DRIFT (18) (C&D) B Case 8 11 4............ M Kendrick(5)
1/7F- CHARMING ZEN (325) Olly Murphy 7 10 12......................N Fehily
43-L GO LONG (11) E Williams 9 10 12...........................................A Wedge
7/L- THE HIKING VIKING (396) P Webber 6 10 12............ T J O’Brien
2-76 WAITINONASUNNYDAY (26) M Blake 6 10 12.. P K Donovan(7)
637 SPROGZILLA (87) H James 10 10 5.......................C Hammond(5)
HOOD: No. 4. SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 1.
W-Factor: First Drift (99); Go Long (98); Charming Zen (90).
SP FORECAST: 11-10 Charming Zen, 9-4 Go Long, 3 First Drift, 25 Sprogzilla,
33 Waitinonasunnyday, 50 The Hiking Viking.
1
2
3
4
5
6
HANDICAP HURDLE
3.00 MANSIONBET
£4,809 (4) 3m 1f 119yds
(10)
12/3 WISHICOULD (30) C Mann 8 12 1....................................... H Teal(5)
231 l WESTERN WAVE (18) (C&D) T R George 7 12 1...Mr N George(7)
43L ROBERT’S STAR (45) (F) M Bradstock 9 11 12.....N De Boinville
622 FRANKIE RAPPER (38) D Skelton 7 11 10.......................H Skelton
P4-6 PRESENT TIMES (29) E Williams 8 11 9.............................A Wedge
762 ROSEMARY RUSSET (34) H Fry 7 11 9....Miss A B O’Connor(5)
P42 CHASE END CHARLIE (27) Henry Oliver 8 11 8.......... P Brennan
233 COUGAR KID (18) (C) J G O’Shea 8 11 7......Miss B Hampson(5)
135 GARDINERS HILL (28) D Rees 9 10 11................................ S Bowen
3-66 LATE SHIPMENT (18) (C&D) Mrs N Evans 8 10 11..R Patrick(3)
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 4, 6, 9 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10.
SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
W-F: Western Wave (99); Frankie Rapper (98); Chase End Charlie (98).
SP FORECAST: 7-2 Western Wave, 4 Frankie Rapper, Rosemary Russet,
6 Robert’s Star, 10 Gardiners Hill, Chase End Charlie, 12 Others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE
3.30 MANSIONBET
£4,809 (4)2m 5f 163yds
(10)
7-61 LIBERTY BELLA (14) B Eckley 5 11 6...............................R T Dunne
353 CEDAR VALLEY (27) P Hobbs 5 11 0...............................M G Nolan
216 GETAWAY HONEY (34) David Dennis 7 11 0.....................N Fehily
1/U-F l LOVEHERANDLEAVEHER (27) N Henderson 7 11 0.J Bowen
40 MAGNETIZE (24) T Symonds 6 11 0......................................B Poste
1- MAKETY (263) O Sherwood 5 11 0.......................................L Heard
15-4 MALACHYS GIRL (14) B Pauling 6 11 0...............................D Jacob
8 NO TRUMPS (36) C Longsdon 5 11 0...................Jonathan Burke
3-35 RUBY TIGER (84) H Daly 5 11 0..................................... T J O’Brien
12/2-SEE WHAT (599) H James 9 11 0...........................C Hammond(5)
CHEEK PIECES: No. 2. SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 1, 2.
W-F: Loveherandleaveher (99); Liberty Bella (98); Cedar Valley (96).
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Loveherandleaveher, 9-2 Liberty Bella, 5 Makety, 13-2
Cedar Valley, 7 Malachys Girl, 12 Ruby Tiger, Getaway Honey, 20 Others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
STABLE SWITCH: 1.20 Knight Ofthe Realm from P Gundry to R Buckler. 1.55
Boston T Party from M Tregoning to B Case, Plansina from Roger Fell to T
Symonds. 2.30 Charming Zen from N Henderson to Olly Murphy. 3.30 Makety
from C Heard to O Sherwood, See What from G Cromwell in Ireland to H
James.
gossip from the gallopS
IN-FORM JOCKEYS Phil
Dennis 60% (1 wins and 2
places from 5 runners), Ross
Turner 60% (2/1/5), B McHugh
50% (2/2/8), C Whillans 50%
(1/1/4), H Skelton 50%
(6/8/28), J P Sullivan 50%
(2/0/4), M Harley 50% (1/1/4),
Page Fuller 50% (1/1/4), R
Kingscote 50% (4/6/20).
CHELTENHAM: Gd to soft-gd in places
4 Y O (9)
BORN AT MIDNIGHT (7) W G M Turner 10 12..... Mr R Withey(7)
BOSTON T PARTY (F88) B Case 10 12.....................Kielan Woods
CARNAGE (F16) Mrs N Evans 10 12......................... M Kendrick(5)
GOOD IMPRESSION (3) Ali Stronge 10 12................... T J O’Brien
LITTLE RICH (22) D Bridgwater 10 12......................M Bastyan(5)
NOBLE SAFFRON (27) D Bridgwater 10 12......................T Cannon
l POUCOR (7) (F) M Channon 10 12...........................M Goldstein
ASTRA VIA (23) E Williams 10 5..........................................A Wedge
PLANSINA (F75) T Symonds 10 5..................................J M Davies
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 2, 5.
W-Factor: Poucor (99); Astra Via (98); Good Impression (92).
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Poucor, 5-2 Plansina, 13-2 Astra Via, 7 Born At Midnight,
10 Little Rich, Good Impression, Boston T Party, 20 Others.
1 8S
2
3 F
4 48
5 74
6 70
7 2
8 04
9
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12.50 Bahama Moon
1.20 Eaton Miller
1.55 Poucor
2.30 First Drift
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MAIDEN HURDLE
1.55 JUVENILE
£3,444 (5) 2m 53yds
Hereford
45
Midlands: Sebastopol
(1.35 Ayr)
Cotswolds: Primogeniture
(12.50 Hereford)
Lambourn: Probability
(1.10 Wolverhampton)
Newmarket: Nick Vedder
(6.45 Newcastle)
RESULTS
£6.20, £1.02. exacta: £585.20. trifecta: £637.00.
CSF: £151.08. Non-runner: See The Sea.
2.45—MANWELL (J England, 9‑4 2nd fav) 1;
Eureu Du Boulay (11‑10 fav) 2; Tara Mac (16‑1) 3.
H’cap 8 ran. 4l, 16l. (Sam England). Tote: £3.10; pl
£1.10, £1.10, £2.40. exacta: £8.50. tricast: £29.22.
trifecta: £63.20. CSF: £5.64.
3.20—INCHCOLM (H Reed, 7‑1) 1; It’s All About
Me (10‑1) 2; Midnight Queen (8‑1) 3. H’cap 9 ran. 1/2l,
9l. (Tristan Davidson; 4-5 fav Nemean Lion). Tote:
£9.00; pl £1.60, £2.40, £2.00. exacta: £91.10. tricast: £576.43. trifecta: £961.40. CSF: £67.40.
Placepot: £45.70. (Race 1) 4, 7; (2) 2,
9, 7; (3) 2, 3; (4) 6, 7, 1; (5) 8, 2, 6; (6) 3,
8, 4. Quadpot: £12.60
EXETER: Gd to soft-soft in places
12.40—EXTRA MAG (T Scudamore, 11‑10 fav)
1; Precious Bounty (7‑2 2nd fav) 2; Sermando
(14‑1) 3. 9 ran. 13/4l, 7l. (D Pipe). Tote: £1.90; pl
£1.10, £1.50, £3.70. exacta: £5.70. trifecta: £45.40.
CSF: £5.23.
1.15—CLIFFS OF DOVER (Bryony Frost, 7‑2) 1;
Ebony Gale (11‑2) 2; Trans Express (2‑1 fav) 3.
H’cap 6 ran. 6l, 2l. (P Nicholls). Tote: £3.20; pl
£1.30, £2.60. exacta: £10.90. trifecta: £24.60. CSF:
£23.31.
1.50—GREANETEEN (Bryony Frost, 3‑1 2nd
fav) 1; Caribert (evens fav) 2; Hey Bud (10‑1) 3;
Glen Vine (10‑1) 4. 18 ran. 8l, 8l, ns. (P Nicholls).
Tote: £4.60; pl £1.30, £1.50, £3.20. exacta: £10.30.
trifecta: £64.80. CSF: £7.13.
2.25—ACHILLE (H Nugent, 6‑1) 1; Le Boizelo
(7‑2 2nd fav) 2; Run To Milan (9‑4 fav) 3. H’cap 11
ran. 5l, 16l. (Miss V Williams). Tote: £6.10; pl £2.20,
£1.20, £1.60. exacta: £39.10. tricast: £64.05. trifecta: £75.40. CSF: £30.00.
3.00—WHITE MOON (T Scudamore, 4‑6 fav)
1; The Last Day (7‑4 2nd fav) 2; Notre Ami (8‑1) 3.
5 ran. 4l, 41/2l. (C Tizzard). Tote: £1.40; pl £1.10,
£1.30. exacta: £2.30. trifecta: £3.60. CSF: £2.45.
3.35—SPRING WOLF (James Best, 12‑1) 1;
Cap Du Nord (5‑2 jt fav) 2; Triple Chief (12‑1) 3.
H’cap 8 ran. 33/4l, 11l. (R Walford; 5-2 jtfav
Skewiff). Tote: £9.50; pl £2.90, £1.20, £2.60.
exacta: £57.90. tricast: £383.20. trifecta:
£405.70. CSF: £45.41.
4.05—NEW AGE DAWNING (T Scudamore,
5‑2 2nd fav) 1; Kalooki (9‑2) 2; Rufio (7‑2) 3. 9 ran.
1l, 11l. (D Pipe; 2-1 fav Mister Timmytucks). Tote:
£4.00; pl £1.30, £1.50, £1.60. exacta: £16.70. trifecta: £48.90. CSF: £15.08. Non-runner: Big Boy
Blues.
Placepot: £11.20 (Race 1) 2, 6, 9; (2) 1,
3; (3) 12, 4, 14; (4) 11, 5, 2; (5) 4, 3; (6)
6, 5, 3; Quadpot: £4.10
FAKENHAM: Gd-gd to soft in places
12.45—CLIFFSIDE PARK (L Stones, 11‑1) 1;
Blu Cavalier (2‑11 fav) 2; Vancouver (7‑1 2nd fav)
3. 3 ran. 13/4l, 1/2l. (Olly Murphy). Tote: £7.10;
exacta: £15.50. trifecta: £18.30. CSF: £14.52. Nonrunner: Schap.
1.20—SIDEWAYS (Mr Thomas O’Brien, 11‑4 jt
fav) 1; Stonebrigg Legend (11‑4 jt fav) 2; Vaxalco
(16‑1) 3. H’cap 6 ran. 5l, 14l. (Christian Williams).
Tote: £3.00; pl £2.10, £2.00. exacta: £10.80. trifecta: £111.80. CSF: £10.67.
1.55—CEARA BE (C Gethings, 5‑1) 1; Wind
Place And Sho (7‑1) 2; Amanto (13‑2) 3. H’cap 6
ran. nk, 3/4l. (A Hales; 2-1 fav Kilbrew Boy). Tote:
£5.90; pl £2.40, £3.60. exacta: £39.50. trifecta:
£124.00. CSF: £36.67.
2.30—STRICTLYADANCER (D England, 9‑2)
1; Todd (7‑2 2nd fav) 2; Aptly Put (3‑1 fav) 3. H’cap
9 ran. 21/2l, 11/4l. (Christian Williams). Tote: £5.90;
pl £2.20, £1.70, £1.40. exacta: £26.20. tricast:
£54.53. trifecta: £95.30. CSF: £21.30.
3.05—CRAIGMOR (D England, 10‑11 fav) 1;
Volt Face (15‑2) 2; The Drone (11‑4 2nd fav) 3.
H’cap 4 ran. 11/4l, 11l. (Olly Murphy). Tote: £1.50;
exacta: £7.00. trifecta: £13.00. CSF: £7.13. Nonrunner: Molly Carew.
3.40—HAVANA HERMANO (C Gethings, 6‑1)
1; Swaffham Bulbeck (9‑2) 2; Regarding Ruth (4‑1
2nd fav) 3. 10 ran. ns, 3l. (Stuart Edmunds; 5-2
fav Starjac). Tote: £7.30; pl £2.10, £1.50, £2.40.
exacta: £36.00. trifecta: £203.30. CSF: £33.57.
Placepot: £719.40
(Race 1) 2; (2) 2, 6; (3) 6, 3; (4) 8, 2,
1; (5) 5; (6) 2, 7, 9. Quadpot: £26.80
MUSSELBURGH: Good
12.30—HANNON (D G Noonan, 7‑2) 1; Liva
(5‑2 2nd fav) 2; Sarvi (11‑2) 3. 7 ran. 6l, 6l. (J
McConnell (IRE) ; 6-4 fav Al Kherb). Tote: £4.30;
pl £1.90, £1.80. exacta: £8.70. trifecta: £48.40.
CSF: £13.42. Non-runner: Thunderhooves.
1.05—JET MASTER (Lucy Alexander, 12‑1) 1;
Knock House (11‑8 fav) 2; Uptown Funk (10‑1) 3.
H’cap 5 ran. 13/4l, 1l. (N Alexander). Tote: £10.80;
pl £3.00, £1.30. exacta: £42.20. trifecta: £59.90.
CSF: £30.51.
1.40—KNOCKGRAFFON (A Coleman, 4‑1) 1;
Forth Bridge (7‑4 fav) 2; Mixboy (3‑1 jt 2nd fav) 3.
H’cap 5 ran. 13/4l, 13l. (Olly Murphy). Tote: £4.70;
pl £2.50, £1.30. exacta: £15.10. trifecta: £51.50.
CSF: £12.07.
2.15—NORMAL NORMAN (D G Noonan, 8‑1) 1;
Chica Buena (5‑2 fav) 2; Get Out The Gate (6‑1) 3.
H’cap 9 ran. 13/4l, 33/4l. (J Ryan). Tote: £8.80; pl
£2.60, £1.50, £2.20. exacta: £30.70. tricast:
£131.88. trifecta: £271.90. CSF: £29.52. Nonrunner: Night Of Glory.
2.50—CHEBSEY BEAU (D McMenamin, 11‑2)
1; Kajaki (6‑4 fav) 2; Ballynanty (16‑1) 3. H’cap 7
ran. 11/4l, 21/4l. (J J Quinn). Tote: £7.30; pl £2.90,
£1.60. exacta: £16.70. trifecta: £168.20. CSF:
£14.05.
3.25—ELMONO (Derek Fox, 11‑2) 1; Just
Minded (13‑2) 2; Born For War (15‑8 2nd fav) 3.
H’cap 4 ran. 13/4l, 11/2l. (Miss L Russell; 5-4 fav
Always Lion). Tote: £5.20; exacta: £27.20. trifecta: £40.30. CSF: £30.18.
Placepot: £131.80
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SPRINT CLASSIFIED STAKES
£3,105 (Class 6) 5f 21yds (11 dec)
12.40
1 (2) 546-BROTHER IN ARMS (27) A Carroll 5 9 8...Poppy Bridgwater(5)
2 (9) 308-CAPTAIN RYAN (14) (C&D,F) G Deacon 8 9 8..K O’Neill
3 (5) 446- COMPTON RIVER (64) (C&D) B Smart 7 9 8
Harry Russell(7)
4 (11) 640- EMJAYEM (191) (C&D) P Chamings 9 9 8.. J Haynes
5 (4) 448- LE MANEGE ENCHANTE (6) (C&D) D Shaw 6 9 8
P Mathers
6 (1) 79L- ROY’S LEGACY (27) (C&D) S A Harris 10 9 8...C Bennett
7 (7) 388-SHESTHEDREAM (12) Mrs L Williamson 6 9 8... K Lundie(5)
8 (8) 474-STORM LIGHTNING (12) (C&D) W Brisbourne 10 9 8
E J Walsh(3)
9 (10) 226-l STORM TROOPER (12) (D) C Wallis 8 9 8...R Kingscote
10 (3) 444-KEMMERIDGE BAY (14) (F) G Tuer 3 8 7...Hollie Doyle
11 (6) 975-VELVET VIXEN (18) J Hughes 3 8 7............D Probert
BLINKERS: No. 10 VISOR: No. 5 TONGUE STRAP: No. 9
CHEEK PIECES: No. 2 HOOD: No. 7.
W-F: Storm Trooper (99); Velvet Vixen (98); Brother In Arms (94).
SP FORECAST: 4 Brother In Arms, 6 Storm Lightning, 7 Storm
Trooper, 8 Velvet Vixen, Emjayem, Compton River, 10 Others.
NOVICE STAKES
1.10 BETWAY
£3,752 (5)
6f 20yds
(13)
1 (11) 63- ATYAAF (13) D Shaw 4 10 0.......................... P Mathers
2 (9)
DAWN DELIGHT H Palmer 4 9 9.....................J Watson
3 (4) 2- MINUTY (40) (F) R Guest 4 9 9....................D Probert
4 (1) L- MRS TODD (212) A Carroll 5 9 9...................... S Levey
5 (13) 3- l BENNY AND THE JETS (21) S Kirk 3 8 12..R Hornby
6 (5) 0- FORT BENTON (22) (F) T D Barron 3 8 12.........C Lee
7 (2) 79- HOOFLEPUFF (12) R Cowell 3 8 12................S W Kelly
8 (10) 80- PUSH BACK (5) G Peckham 3 8 12................. K O’Neill
9 (6) 834-SUPERSEDED (28) C Hills 3 8 12............. R Kingscote
10 (8) 8- EUFEMIA (84) Miss Amy Murphy 3 8 7. Hollie Doyle
11 (3) 55- MAID MILLIE (34) R Cowell 3 8 7...........E J Walsh(3)
12(12) 0- PROBABILITY (216) (S) Archie Watson 3 8 7.. E Greatrex
13 (7) 958- TUNKY (18) J Given 3 8 7................................ J Haynes
BLINKERS: No. 8 TONGUE STRAP: No. 5 HOOD: No. 9.
W-F: Benny And The Jets (99); Minuty (94); Superseded (93).
SP FORECAST: 7-2 Benny And The Jets, 5 Superseded, Minuty, 11-2
Probability, 6 Dawn Delight, 10 Maid Millie, 12 Tunky, 16 Others.
12.40 Storm Trooper
1.10 Benny And The Jets
1.45 Toni’s A Star
2.20 MILITARY LAW (nb)
CASINO HANDICAP
1.45 BETWAY
£3,105 (6)
6f 20yds
(Race 1) 3, 1; (2) 4, 1; (3) 3, 5; (4) 7, 9,
5; (5) 3, 1; (6) 4. Quadpot: £30.20
SOUTHWELL: Standard
12.35—SWISS CHIME (K O’Neill, 10‑1) 1;
Hanati (9‑4 2nd fav) 2; Jungle Secret (9‑2) 3. 5
ran. 3/4l, 3/4l. (D Ivory; 6-4 fav Point Zero). Tote:
£11.90; pl £1.80, £4.50. exacta: £40.00. trifecta:
£139.70. CSF: £32.63.
1.10—BELLEVARDE (Hollie Doyle, 14‑1) 1;
Dollar Value (11‑2) 2; Jack The Truth (5‑1 jt 2nd
fav) 3. H’cap 9 ran. 3/4l, hd. (R J Price; 7-2 fav
Global Melody). Tote: £13.10; pl £3.30, £2.40,
£2.20. exacta: £92.00. tricast: £444.23. trifecta:
£747.30. CSF: £86.11.
1.45—MOONRAKER (L Morris, 15‑2) 1;
Watchable (9‑1) 2; Ornate (3‑1 2nd fav) 3. H’cap 8
ran. 1/2l, nk. (M Appleby; 11-4 fav Jashma). Tote:
£8.20; pl £1.20, £2.40, £2.00. exacta: £55.60. tricast: £247.11. trifecta: £365.50. CSF: £69.90.
2.20—SAINT EQUIANO (C Rodriguez, 5‑1) 1;
Custard The Dragon (5‑1) 2; Gentlemen (12‑1) 3.
H’cap 8 ran. 11/4l, 1/2l. (K Dalgleish; 3-1 fav Angel
Palanas). Tote: £5.80; pl £1.90, £1.70, £3.90.
exacta: £34.70. tricast: £287.91. trifecta: £274.40.
CSF: £30.63.
2.55—SHOWBOATING (L Edmunds, 5‑1) 1;
Tagur (9‑2 2nd fav) 2; Pearl Spectre (12‑1) 3. H’cap
8 ran. 23/4l, 23/4l. (J Balding; 5-4 fav
Thechildren’strust). Tote: £5.90; pl £1.50, £1.30,
£2.40. exacta: £24.80. tricast: £255.96. trifecta:
£236.50. CSF: £26.81.
3.30—BOND ANGEL (Katherine Begley, 7‑1
co 2nd fav) 1; Angel’s Acclaim (13‑2 fav) 2;
Catapult (7‑1 co 2nd fav) 3. H’cap 13 ran. 11/4l, shd.
(P Evans). Tote: £5.30; pl £2.30, £2.10, £2.70.
exacta: £23.10. tricast: £336.66. trifecta: £152.30.
CSF: £52.14. Non-runner: War Of Succession.
Placepot: £335.10
(Race 1) 5, 3; (2) 5, 9, 1; (3) 2, 1, 3; (4)
1, 4, 7; (5) 4, 5, 3; (6) 1, 2, 13.
Quadpot: £30.20
FAIRYHOUSE: Good-good to yielding in places
12.20—SWORDSMAN (Jack Kennedy, 3‑1 2nd
fav) 1; Westport Lady (8‑1) 2; Momus (10‑11 fav) 3.
15 ran. 12l, 43/4l. (G Elliott). Tote: E3.90; pl E1.40,
E2.80, E1.02. exacta: E27.90. trifecta: E34.70.
CSF: E27.97.
12.55—MY SISTER SARAH (P Townend, 4‑7
fav) 1; Western Victory (4‑1) 2; Tara Dylan (10‑3
2nd fav) 3. 5 ran. 1l, 34l. (W P Mullins). Tote:
E1.40; pl E1.02, E2.10. exacta: E3.00. trifecta:
E3.40. CSF: E3.35.
1.30—CLEMENTINA (E O’Connell, 7‑4 jt fav)
1; Oscars Den (9‑2) 2; Cairnhill (7‑4 jt fav) 3. H’cap
5 ran. shd, 4l. (A J Martin). Tote: E2.60; pl E1.30,
E2.00. exacta: E8.90. trifecta: E18.60. CSF:
E9.53. Non-runners: Anywayyoulookatit,
Sunsetstorise.
2.05—RONALD PUMP (P Townend, 9‑2 fav) 1;
Agusta Gold (11‑2) 2; Cher Why Not (11‑2) 3. H’cap
12 ran. 6l, 11/2l. (Matthew J Smith). Tote: E4.90; pl
(13)
1 (8) 011- PEACHEY CARNEHAN (6) (C&D) M Mullineaux 5 9 9(6ex) R Havlin
2 (10) L70- CARPET TIME (18) (C) T D Barron 4 9 7.............C Lee
3 (13) 921- ASTROPHYSICS (18) (C&D,F) Miss L Siddall 7 9 6...A Kirby
4 (2) 0L0-SPIRIT POWER (18) E Alston 4 9 6
Rachel Richardson
5 (4) 409-INDIAN AFFAIR (14) (C&D) J Bradley 9 9 5..Kerrie Raybould(7)
6 (1) 211- l TONI’S A STAR (30) (C,D) A Carroll 7 9 5
Poppy Bridgwater(5)
7 (11) 742-FANTASY JUSTIFIER (39) (C&D) R Harris 8 9 4...D Probert
8 (6) 3LL- DREAM ALLY (22) (C&D) J Weymes 9 9 3...Phil Dennis(3)
9 (7) 260-SANTAFIORA (14) (D) Julie Camacho 5 8 13...K O’Neill
10 (3) 086-ELLIOT THE DRAGON (6) D Shaw 4 8 8.... P Mathers
11 (9) 987-WHISPERING SOUL (12) B Baugh 6 8 7........ L Jones
12 (5) 9/08-WHIGWHAM (130) Gary Sanderson 5 8 7...E Greatrex
13(12) 963-ALLIGATOR (5) A Carroll 5 8 7............... Hollie Doyle
BLINKERS: Nos. 5, 11 VISOR: No. 1 TONGUE STRAP: No. 5
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 4, 7.
W-Factor: Toni’s A Star (99); Astrophysics (98);
Peachey Carnehan (97).
SP FORECAST: 3 Peachey Carnehan, 5 Toni’s A Star, Fantasy
Justifier, 11-2 Astrophysics, 12 Alligator, Santafiora, 16 Others.
HANDICAP
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£5,531 (4)
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(7) 211- MICHELE STROGOFF (18) (C&D) M Appleby 6 10 1...A Rawlinson
(6) 91/2-l MILITARY LAW (21) (F) J Gosden 4 10 0... R Havlin
(4) 597- HIGH ACCLAIM (J17) R Teal 5 9 6...............D Probert
(3) 334- THIS GIRL (30) T Dascombe 4 9 6.......... R Kingscote
(5) 123- ILLUSTRISSIME (14) (D) I Furtado 6 9 4....... S Levey
(2) 870-ARGUS (44) A Dunn 7 9 1..............................E Greatrex
(1) 309-CENTRAL CITY (21) (C) I Williams 4 9 0...... K O’Neill
CHEEK PIECES: No. 5.
W-F: Military Law (99); This Girl (98); Michele Strogoff (96).
SP FORECAST: 15-8 Military Law, 9-4 Michele Strogoff, 5 This Girl,
6 Illustrissime, 12 Central City, 14 High Acclaim, 25 Argus.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
PHOTO FINISHES FIRST AT TRAMORE
AL BOUM PHOTO made a winning
return to action as he led home a
Willie Mullins 1-2-3 in the Listed
Savills Chase at Tramore
yesterday.
The seven-year-old was an
unlucky loser on his last outing
when he crashed into the wing
and ran out at the last while
leading in the Grade One Growise
Champion Novice Chase at
Punchestown nine months ago.
Reunited with Ruby Walsh after
that blip under Paul Townend, the
2-1 favourite delivered just one
marginally anxious moment this
time when he appeared to briefly
unbalance his jockey on landing
over the last.
The race was won by then,
though — barring any more serious
incident — and Al Boum Photo had
six lengths to spare at the line
over former Ladbrokes Trophy
winner Total Recall. Invitation Only
was a further 16 lengths back in
2.50 CROSSING THE LINE (nap)
3.20 Dark Alliance
third for Mullins, who was winning
this two-mile-five-and-a-halffurlong race for the fifth time in
the last seven years.
His assistant David Casey said:
“We are delighted with (Al Boum
Photo) .
“That was a good performance,
especially giving the weight away
to Total Recall. I think he has
improved again this year, and we
hope it’s onward and upwards with
him now. We’ll see if he can make
the step up to the next grade.”
Al Boum Photo has put himself
in that bracket with this winning
return, having fallen and injured
Walsh the last time they teamed
up in the RSA Insurance Novices’
Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
“I think he owed Ruby that from
Cheltenham,” added Casey.
Mulllins was also on the mark at
Fairyhouse with My Sister Sarah,
ridden by Townend, in the novice
hurdle.
E1.60, E1.80, E2.60. exacta: E22.70. tricast:
E142.14. trifecta: E232.80. CSF: E29.26.
2.40—ROARING BULL (Jack Kennedy, 4‑7
fav) 1; Great Khan (10‑3 2nd fav) 2; Home Place
(25‑1) 3. 5 ran. 21/2l, 21/4l. (G Elliott). Tote: E1.40; pl
E1.02, E1.30. exacta: E2.90. trifecta: E10.40.
CSF: E3.09.
3.15—KILKISHEN (D E Mullins, 17‑2) 1; Se Mo
Laoch (9‑2 fav) 2; Cresus De Grissay (6‑1) 3. H’cap
11 ran. 7l, 2l. (J J Hanlon). Tote: E8.80; pl E2.50,
E1.70, E2.10. exacta: E48.80. tricast: E253.43.
trifecta: E239.90. CSF: E48.75.
3.45—CASTLE OLIVER (Mr D O’Connor, 5‑2
2nd fav) 1; Chef Afef (12‑1) 2; Battle Of Midway
(12‑1) 3. 9 ran. nk, shd. (Joseph P O’Brien; 13-8 fav
Ontheropes). Tote: E2.90; pl E1.10, E2.30,
E3.40. exacta: E29.10. trifecta: E357.10. CSF:
E33.18.
Jackpot: E575.60. Placepot: E4.80
(Race 1) 12, 14, 6; (2) 2, 1; (3) 4, 1; (4) 1, 4, 11;
(5) 5, 2; (6) 4, 8, 5;
TRAMORE: Soft-heavy in places
12.00—NOTEBOOK (Rachael Blackmore, 9‑4
2nd fav) 1; Janidil (13‑8 fav) 2; Roney (7‑1) 3. 15
ran. 11/4l, 14l. (H De Bromhead). Tote: E3.60; pl
E1.40, E1.02, E2.10. exacta: E6.60. trifecta:
E15.80. CSF: E6.61. Non-runners: Ashton Court,
Exit To The West, Short Story Long.
12.35—SECRET CARGO (B Hayes, 25‑1) 1;
Lord Boru (7‑2 2nd fav) 2; Peculiar Genius (11‑4
fav) 3. H’cap 11 ran. 23/4l, 13/4l. (P Fenton). Tote:
E32.70; pl E6.60, E1.80, E1.30. exacta: E151.50.
tricast: E326.14. trifecta: Not won. CSF: E114.30.
Non-runners: Aoibhe’s Beau, Tsarina Sophia.
1.10—MORMON (Rachael Blackmore, 2‑1 fav)
1; Insult (12‑1) 2; Moratorium (10‑1) 3. 14 ran. 21/4l,
23/4l. (H De Bromhead). Tote: E2.80; pl E1.30,
E3.00, E2.30. exacta: E24.00. trifecta:
E355.10. CSF: E28.43.
1.45—ASKARI (D N Russell, 6‑1) 1; Eight And
Bob (2‑1 fav) 2; Goodnightngodbless (11‑2) 3.
H’cap 13 ran. 11l, 31/4l. (G Elliott). Tote: E5.10; pl
E2.10, E1.20, E2.00. exacta: E15.00. tricast:
E75.91. trifecta: E42.00. CSF: E19.34.
2.20—AL BOUM PHOTO (R Walsh, 2‑1 fav) 1;
Total Recall (5‑1) 2; Invitation Only (6‑1) 3. 7 ran.
6l, 16l. (W P Mullins). Tote: E2.80; pl E1.70,
E2.40. exacta: E11.60. trifecta: E49.40. CSF:
E12.66. Non-runner: Freeway Space.
2.55—CRAZYHEART (D N Russell, 7‑2) 1;
D’bru Na Boinne (12‑1) 2; Littlestickarubarb (13‑2)
3. 8 ran. ns, 2l. (Paul Nolan; 2-1 fav Reach Up).
Tote: E3.60; pl E1.10, E3.00, E1.50. exacta:
E25.80. trifecta: E247.90. CSF: E43.27.
3.30—KILDERRY PRINCE (Miss S Ahern,
20‑1) 1; Gotaway (14‑1) 2; Ticket To Ride (2‑1 fav) 3.
H’cap 11 ran. 21/4l, nk. (A J McNamara). Tote:
E12.90; pl E1.10, E4.20, E3.60. exacta:
E208.20. tricast: E818.89. trifecta: Not won.
CSF: E257.30.
Jackpot: E28.00. Placepot: E11.10
(Race 1) 4, 9, 15; (2) 2, 6, 1; (3) 7, 5, 1; (4) 2,
6, 7; (5) 1, 6; (6) 4, 1, 6;
CONDITIONS STAKES
2.50 FILLIES’
£12,938 (2)
7f 36yds
(7)
SUNRACING.CO.UK HANDICAP
3.20 £3,752
(5)
7f 36yds
(10)
1 (3) 861- CASTLE HILL CASSIE (47) (C&D,F) B Haslam 5 9 3
J Watson
2 (7) 111- l CROSSING THE LINE (27) (D,F) A Balding 4 9 0
D Probert
3 (1) 511- ISLAND OF LIFE (28) W Haggas 5 9 0.. R Kingscote
4 (4) 932-LUCYMAI (27) (D) D Ivory 6 9 0......................J Duern
5 (5) 3LL- MISS BAR BEACH (88) (D,T) K Dalgleish 4 9 0
S W Kelly
6 (2) 330- PATTIE (10) (D) M Channon 5 9 0................. C Bishop
7 (6) L70- PEAK PRINCESS (42) (D) Archie Watson 5 9 0
E Greatrex
TONGUE STRAP: No. 3 CHEEK PIECES: No. 3.
W-F: Crossing The Line (99); Lucymai (97); Castle Hill Cassie (94).
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Crossing The Line, 11-4 Lucymai, 5 Island Of
Life, Castle Hill Cassie, 10 Pattie, Miss Bar Beach, 14 Others.
1 (5) 072-SECONDO (23) (C) Robert Stephens 9 9 9.. L Keniry
2 (4) 46/L-DUBAI ELEGANCE (15) D Shaw 5 9 9......... P Mathers
3 (7) 871- CREEK HARBOUR (18) (C&D,F) R Hughes 4 9 8
S W Kelly
4 (2) 803-GABRIAL THE TIGER (12) (D) R Fahey 7 9 8
S Woods(5)
5 (10) 7L4- FAST TRACK (16) (C) T D Barron 8 9 7...............C Lee
6 (6) LL9- TAVENER (12) (C&D) D C Griffiths 7 9 7... J Garritty
7 (1) 692-l DARK ALLIANCE (7) (C&D) D M Loughnane 8 9 5 Megan Nicholls(5)
8 (9) L64- INAAM (28) (C&D,F) P D’Arcy 6 9 4................A Kirby
9 (8) 883-SIR OTTOMAN (14) I Furtado 6 9 4................. S Levey
10 (3) 20L-AIR OF YORK (12) (C&D) J Flint 7 9 2.......D Probert
VISOR: No. 1 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 6, 10 HOOD: No. 8.
W-Factor: Dark Alliance (99); Inaam (98); Fast Track (96).
SP FORECAST: 3 Dark Alliance, 4 Inaam, 9-2 Creek Harbour, 6 Fast
Track, 7 Sir Ottoman, 10 Gabrial The Tiger, 12 Others.
TRACK FACTS: GOING: Standard. Left Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY
(2014-19): A Kirby 21% Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (201419): R Fahey 12% Strike rate. FIRST TIME: 1.10 Push Back (blinkers),
Superseded (hood), 1.45 Spirit Power (cheek pieces), 12.40 Captain
Ryan (cheek pieces). BEATEN FAVOURITES: 2.20 Illustrissime(hcp).
2.50 Lucymai(hcp). 3.20 Inaam(hcp), Sir Ottoman(hcp). DRAW: No
advantage in the draw LONGEST TRAVELLER: Miss Bar Beach
(2.50) 271 miles. STABLE SWITCH: 2.50 Peak Princess from R
Hannon to Archie Watson. 3.20 Inaam from J Butler to P D’Arcy.
46
RACING: TIZZARD HAS NEW GOLD CUP HOPE
Daily Express Wednesday January 2 2019
The Power and the glory
Shadow
boxes on
to score
SUE SMITH and her
husband Harvey, famed
for his V-sign salute
when he was a top show
jumper, made the trip
from
Yorkshire
worthwhile
after
Midnight
Shadow
showed he is a horse on
the upgrade by taking
the Relkeel Hurdle.
The winner landed
the Scottish Champion
Hurdle as a novice last
season and a had fair
bit to find on the book
against
yesterday’s
rivals. But he did the
job in style.
“I hope to bring him
back here in March for
the Stayers’ Hurdle,”
said
Sue
Smith,
pictured. “Danny [Cook
who rode the winner]
said we are better going
for the Stayers’ Hurdle
rather
than
the
Champion Hurdle.”
Local trainer Fergal
O’Brien welcomed the
New Year in impressive
fashion after Jarveys
Plate, under Paddy
Brennan, had his rivals
TRAINER Colin Tizzard
believes Lostintranslation
has got what it takes to
become a serious contender
for the Cheltenham Gold
Cup after the massive
gelding
landed
the
Betbright Dipper Chase at
Cheltenham yesterday.
Sent to the front by
Robbie Power, he looked
cooked when collared by
Defi Du Seul at the
second-last
fence,
but asked for a
final
effort
he
fought back like
his life depended
on it.
On The Blind
Side, sent off the
9-4 favourite, was a
bitter disappointment.
He was never in contention
and finished 78 lengths last
of the four runners.
“Hopefully,
he
will
become a Gold Cup horse
one day,” said Tizzard,
inset, of Lostintranslation.
“He’s got pace, and he
stays – he’s got everything.
And of course, he’s just got
to improve 30lb! We’ve been
blessed by Thistlecrack
By Chris Goulding
strung out like washing
when
landing
the
Ballymore
Novices’
Hurdle.
The
Cheltenham
racecourse has refused
to comment on the
decision of owners Paul
and Clare Rooney to
have no runners at the
track as they are
concerned about the
number
of
injuries
there.
Last season they were
unfortunate to lose one
of their horses at the
track.
Paul Nicholls has
become the trainer with
the tenth most wins
in
Britain
after
Greaneteen gave him a
landmark success at
Exeter, bringing his
tally to 2,951.
Greaneteen
was
Nicholls’ second winner
of the day at Exeter
after Cliffs Of Dover had
struck in the preceding
race, with both horses
ridden by Bryony Frost.
AYR
By Chris Goulding
and Native River in recent
years and he could be our
next good one.”
The Dorset trainer is
considering taking Power’s
advice to head to next
month’s
Leopardstown
Festival before returning to
the Cheltenham Festival
for the JLT Chase.
Tizzard has decided
that Thistlecrack, an
excellent
second
behind Clans Des
Obeaux in last
week’s
King
George VI Chase
at Kempton, does
not need another
run and will go
straight to Cheltenham
for the Gold Cup.
“Our best chance of
winning another Gold Cup
with him is to go there
without another run,” said
Tizzard.
But it was not all good
news for Tizzard — his
Ladbrokes Gold Trophy
winner Sizing Tennessee
will miss the rest of the
season due to injury.
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4/310-1 DALI MAIL (34) (C&D,F) D Whillans 6 11-11 .......C Whillans(3) 92
2
211111/ AS THE CROW FLIES (625) S McParlan (IRE) 8 11-5 ...Mr N McParlan(3) 81
3 5344P-L BATTLE HARD (21) Daragh Bourke 7 11-5........Steven Fox(5) 87
4
23P DARK RULER (13) J Ward 10 11-5 .................................. H Brooke 84
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314 NOT THE CHABLIS (34) N Alexander 5 11-5 Lucy Alexander 93
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70-LPP STRATHY (181) J Goldie 6 11-5........................D McMenamin(7) 77
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26-4 TIMESAWAITING (225) Miss L Russell 6 11-5 S Mulqueen(3) 88
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30-23 WHOSHOTTHESHERIFF (113) G Elliott (IRE) 5 11-5 ...S Quinlan 88
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11 6/3-P30 SOUTHEAST ROSE (76) M Todhunter 6 10-12 ...............D Cook 81
12
47 GLENPARK (49) Miss L Russell 4 10-7 ......................Derek Fox 88
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 8, 10 HOOD: No. 3. SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 1.
SP FORECAST: 10-11 Sebastopol, 11-2 Dali Mail, 6 Whoshotthesheriff, 10
Timesawaiting, 12 Not The Chablis, Dark Ruler, As The Crow Flies, 20 Others.
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7/22675 BEAU ET SUBLIME (60) R M Smith 9 11-12 .............D Irving(3) 88
LL43-24 MUMGOS DEBUT (49) (D) Miss L Russell 11 11-4 ...Derek Fox 92
367-P21 ● ECHO EXPRESS (21) (D,F) N Richards 7 11-2 ......B Hughes ★99
24-7351 JOHN WILLIAMS (30) (D) A M Thomson 10 11-2 ... Rachel McDonald(5) 95
244244 COOL VALLEY (30) William Young Jnr 10 10-10 ...........D Cook 93
3L-2432 LAS TUNAS (24) (C) R M Smith 7 10-0 ........... S Mulqueen(3) 94
BLINKERS: No. 5 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 2, 6 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 3, 4.
SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 3, 4, 6, 2.
SP FORECAST: 7-4 John Williams, 9-4 Echo Express, 5 Las Tunas, 13-2 Mumgos
Debut, 10 Cool Valley, 14 Beau Et Sublime.
Johnbb (12.30) & Sebastopol (1.35) 350 miles. BEATEN FAVOURITES: 12.30 Glinger
Flame, Savannah Moon(hcp). 1.00 Ask The Tycoon(hcp hdl). 1.35 Sebastopol. STABLE
SWITCH: 12.30 Margaret’s Rose from N Twiston-Davies to A B Hamilton, Savannah
Moon from K Ryan to G Elliott. 1.00 No No Mac from T Vaughan to R M Smith. 3.45
Curramore from C Byrnes in Ireland to Mrs L Normile, Galahill from W G Young to
William Young Jnr, Looks Like Murt from M Quigley in Ireland to Miss L Russell.
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3.35 BETWAY
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MY TARGET (32) (D) (T) M Wigham 8 9-9 ..... C Hardie 89
BREAKING RECORDS (21) (F) (T) H Palmer 4 9-9 ... J Mitchell 98
TREVITHICK (41) (C&D) B Smart 4 9-7 ..........J Fanning 91
COME ON TIER (28) (D) (T) D M Simcock 4 9-2...M Harley 94
SPACE BANDIT (36) (D) M Appleby 4 8-12..... A Mullen 97
● DUBAI ACCLAIM (35) (C&D,F) R Fahey 4 8-10 .B McHugh★99
HOOD: No. 2.
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Space Bandit, 5-2 Dubai Acclaim, 4 Breaking Records, 13-2
Come On Tier, 8 Trevithick, 10 My Target.
2018: Dellaguista 4-9-0, A Mullen 15-2 (T Easterby), drawn (3), 10 ran.
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3YO
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1
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61- DUTCH PURSUIT (14) (C,F) M Dods 9-7 ...C Rodriguez 96
2
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79- BENJI (32) R Fahey 9-2 ......................................B McHugh 83
3
(5)
2- ● FICTION WRITER (47) M Johnston 9-2 ....J Fanning★99
4
(6)
08- HALF FULL (35) M W Easterby 9-2.........Josh Quinn(7) 82
5
(2)
03- KENTUCKY KINGDOM (42) (F) (T) W Haggas 9-2 . M Harley 96
6
(4)
244- SHANGHAI GRACE (62) (F) (T) C Hills 9-2 ..C Shepherd 89
7 (10)
SOLAR PARK (T) J Tate 9-2................................. A Mullen 82
8 (9)
L- SOMEWHAT SISYPHEAN (33) W Storey 9-2 .. Nathan Evans 80
9
(1)
9- AMOURIE (28) R Craggs 8-11 .........................J P Sullivan 80
10 (8)
49- JUST ONCE (81) (T) Mrs I G-Leveque 8-11......H Crouch 88
SP FORECAST: 7-4 Fiction Writer, 5-2 Kentucky Kingdom, 7-2 Shanghai Grace, 4
Dutch Pursuit, 14 Solar Park, 33 Benji, 50 Just Once, 66 Half Full, 150 Others.
2018: First Contact 9-2, T Marquand 5-6 Fav (C Appleby), drawn (1), 10 ran.
5.45 Sweet Nature
6.15 Fingal’s Cave
6.45 Nick Vedder
7.15 Queen Of Kalahari
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£3,752 (5)
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(7)
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3YO
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● LADS ORDER (13) (D) M Appleby 9-7 ......D Costello★99
COOLAGH MAGIC (12) (F) R Fahey 9-6 .........B McHugh 98
VRAI (32) K Ryan 9-6............................................. A Mullen 84
CAUSTIC LOVE (14) K Dalgleish 9-3...........C Rodriguez 97
POPPING CORKS (35) (C&D) Miss L Perratt 8-10 ..J P Sullivan 91
GUNNABEDUN (14) I Jardine 8-7 .....................J Fanning 86
GEOGRAPHY TEACHER (14) (D) Roger Fell 8-6C Hardie 88
BLINKERS: No. 3 CHEEK PIECES: No. 2.
SP FORECAST: 5-2 Lads Order, 3 Coolagh Magic, 7-2 Caustic Love, 4 Vrai, 12
Popping Corks, Geography Teacher, 25 Gunnabedun.
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415552- NEWMARKET WARRIOR (14) (C&D) I Jardine 8 9-7..J Fanning 94
12193L- DECORATION OF WAR (22) M Appleby 4 9-6 A Mullen 89
05182- ● SWEET NATURE (13) (C&D,F) (T) W Haggas 4 9-6
Doubtful★99
4
(3) L0L/2LL- ESCAPE CLAUSE (14) G Tuer 5 9-5 ................D Costello 86
5
(8) L80207- BOBBY JOE LEG (14) (C) Mrs R Carr 5 9-5 . J P Sullivan 88
6
(2)
11L616- ASCOT WEEK (15) (C&D,F) J J Quinn 5 9-3 ........J Hart 87
7
(4) 864122- ZODIAKOS (22) (D) Roger Fell 6 9-3.Tristan Price(7) 91
8
(7) 344309- PAPARAZZI (14) (D) Miss T Waggott 4 9-0 .... C Hardie 87
9
(9) 004613- MAN OF VERVE (25) (C&D) P Kirby 5 8-11 .. J Mitchell 92
10 (10)
221174- LUCKY VIOLET (54) (D) Miss L Perratt 7 8-9 . Ben Robinson(3) 90
VISOR: No. 6 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 7 HOOD: Nos. 4, 10.
SP FORECAST: 5-2 Newmarket Warrior, 7-2 Zodiakos, 5 Man Of Verve, 13-2 Lucky
Violet, 8 Ascot Week, Decoration Of War, 10 Bobby Joe Leg, 20 Others.
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HOUSE HOTEL HANDICAP CHASE
3.10 WESTERN
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1
5123L-8 ONE FOR HARRY (59) (D) N Richards 11 11-12 ................. R Day 95
2
2112-LF ● SENOR LOMBARDY (24) K Dalgleish 6 11-11 ........B Hughes ★99
3 32LLL4- FINE RIGHTLY (249) (C) S Crawford (IRE) 11 11-8 . C O’Farrell 90
4 23P-45R ELUSIVE THEATRE (17) (C&D) S Crawford (IRE) 8 11-4 .J J Slevin 93
5 270-LL2 BRYDEN BOY (12) (C) (T) Jennie Candlish 9 10-13 ..S Quinlan 96
6
122-116 AYE RIGHT (46) (D) Mrs H Graham 6 10-12 .............. C Bewley 94
7
PL24-1P ROAD TO GOLD (11) (C&D) N Alexander 10 10-11...Lucy Alexander 89
8 24-7622 ARTHURS SECRET (23) A M Thomson 9 10-10...Rachel McDonald(5) 98
BLINKERS: No. 4 TONGUE STRAP: No. 3 CHEEK PIECES: No. 5 HOOD: No. 3.
SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 6, 5, 4, 3, 1, 7, 2.
SP FORECAST: 5-2 Senor Lombardy, 3 Arthurs Secret, 5 Bryden Boy, 8 Fine
Rightly, Aye Right, 10 One For Harry, Elusive Theatre, 16 Road To Gold.
2018: Elusive Theatre 7-10-6, J J Slevin(3) 11-4 Fav (S Crawford), 9 ran.
34P-553 PRESENT FLIGHT (31) Miss L Russell 10 12-0...T Willmott(7) 98
11114-1 ● GLITTERING LOVE (13) N Richards 7 11-13...........B Hughes ★99
343LF5 IMPERIAL PRINCE (34) I Duncan 10 11-12 .................. H Brooke 88
93433P MASH POTATO (32) N C Kelly (IRE) 9 11-5 .................C Orr(5) 96
21U4F-F FLYING JACK (73) M Barnes 9 11-2 ..........................D Irving(3) 97
RPL24-5 PURPLE HARRY (31) (T) Miss T Jackson 11 10-13 .Ross Chapman(3) 90
3123-66 LEFT BACK (30) N Alexander 7 10-9..............Lucy Alexander 83
L34P74 SPINNING SCOOTER (55) M Barnes 9 10-8Sam Coltherd(5) 92
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 4, 6, 8.
SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 2, 3, 4, 6.
SP FORECAST: 2 Glittering Love, 5-2 Present Flight, 4 Flying Jack, 8 Mash Potato,
12 Imperial Prince, Purple Harry, 20 Left Back, 25 Spinning Scooter.
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1
6-61 CURRAMORE (134) Mrs L Normile 5 11-12 .......G Cockburn(3) 94
2
ARNICA N Alexander 6 11-5 ................................Lucy Alexander 82
3
BUSHMILL BOY D Whillans 5 11-5.................................. C Bewley 83
4
6 HOLME ABBEY (49) N Richards 6 11-5 ........D McMenamin(7) 95
5
321- ● LILY’S GEM (260) S Crawford (IRE) 6 11-5 .........B Hughes ★99
6
2- LOOKS LIKE MURT (605) Miss L Russell 6 11-5 .. B Campbell(5) 91
7
6-65 METRO BOULOT DODO (20) Daragh Bourke 6 11-5.Steven Fox(5) 89
8
TRANS DES OBEAUX R Ross 5 11-5 .............Ross Chapman(3) 83
9
0U-P GALAHILL (241) William Young Jnr 6 10-12Sam Coltherd(5) 84
10
WEAVE SOME MAGIC T Reed 4 10-7 .......................... H Reed(3) 88
SP FORECAST: 10-11 Lily’s Gem, 11-2 Holme Abbey, 13-2 Curramore, Looks Like
Murt, 14 Bushmill Boy, Arnica, 16 Metro Boulot Dodo, 25 Others.
SUNRACING ON TWITTER HANDICAP
6.15 FOLLOW
£3,752 (5)
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THE SCOUT
3.35 Cloudlam
4.10 Dubai Acclaim
4.45 Fiction Writer
5.15 Lads Order
(7 declared)
L5- FIELDS OF FIRE (18) A Whillans 5 9-6 .......J P Sullivan 79
BEMPTON CLIFFS (J11) T Coyle 4 9-5 ............B McHugh 72
ICE PYRAMID (194) (F) P Kirby 4 9-5 .............. A Mullen 98
LAST GLANCE (12) Miss T Waggott 4 9-5........ C Hardie 75
BE THANKFUL (46) (T) R Charlton 4 9-0 .....J Fanning 94
● CLOUDLAM (25) (T) W Haggas 4 9-0 .........M Harley★99
SAJANJL (63) (T) S Crisford 4 9-0 ............... J Mitchell 95
BLINKERS: No. 6.
SP FORECAST: 2 Sajanjl, 9-4 Ice Pyramid, Cloudlam, 6 Be Thankful, 25 Bempton
Cliffs, 100 Last Glance, Fields Of Fire.
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730P ASKING FOR ANSWERS (49) M Todhunter 6 11-6 Craig Nichol 80
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3-45 BUDDHA SCHEME (28) Miss L Russell 5 11-6 .........Derek Fox 91
3
3-3 GLINGER FLAME (240) N Richards 7 11-6 ........................ R Day 88
4 64P-6PL GOLAN WARRIOR (7) S Crawford (IRE) 6 11-6 ........J J Slevin 78
5
1/0-F0 GOLDEN DRUMLEE (24) S McParlan (IRE) 7 11-6 ... Mr N McParlan(3) 65
6
23 ● JOHNBB (20) (T) Tom Lacey 5 11-6.................... A Coleman ★99
7 2211-3L MANETTI (20) N Alexander 7 11-6 ...................Lucy Alexander 94
8 44-3382 MISTERMOONBOY (34) L Kerr 5 11-6 ...............................D Cook 92
9
8-P863 OH NO (65) M Barnes 7 11-6 ........................................D Irving(3) 88
10 703552/ MARGARET’S ROSE (655) A B Hamilton 9 10-13. C McCormack(3) 81
11
SAVANNAH MOON (F75) G Elliott (IRE) 5 10-13......S Quinlan 92
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 2, 9. SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 7.
SP FORECAST: 11-10 Johnbb, 5 Savannah Moon, 6 Mistermoonboy, 13-2 Glinger
Flame, 10 Manetti, 20 Oh No, Buddha Scheme, 25 Others.
2018: Caventara 6-11-6, D Cook 11-2 (A M Thomson), 8 ran.
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The Legend Returns
DVD uses archive,
contemporary
footage and
still images and
will re-trace the
Scotsman’s journey,
frequently featuring
a then-and-now
approach as it
steams through the
same locations over
the decades.
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TRACK FACTS: GOING: Standard. Left Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2014-19): J
Fanning 16% Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2014-19): R Fahey 13% Strike rate.
FIRST TIME: 3.35 Cloudlam (blinkers), 5.15 Vrai (blinkers), 6.15 Fingal’s Cave (cheek
pieces), Smugglers Creek (visor). BEATEN FAVOURITES: 5.45 Man Of Verve(hcp),
Zodiakos(hcp). 6.45 Athollblair Boy(hcp), Nick Vedder(hcp). DRAW: No data availiable
for the All-Weather track LONGEST TRAVELLER: Be Thankful (3.35) 313 miles.
STABLE SWITCH: 3.35 Ice Pyramid from S bin Suroor to P Kirby. 5.15 Vrai from H F
Devin in France to K Ryan.
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(4) 188873- DIRCHILL (14) D Thompson 5 9-7 ...........................J Hart 98
2
(7) 0P2752- REY LOOPY (14) (C&D) B Haslam 5 9-6 .......... A Mullen 97
3
(3) 508223- ● FINGAL’S CAVE (15) (C&D) P Kirby 7 9-1 ..J Mitchell★99
4
(6) 484278- HARVEST DAY (14) (D) M W Easterby 4 9-0..Nathan Evans 93
5
(1) 573971- SMUGGLERS CREEK (54) (C&D) I Jardine 5 8-13..J Fanning 94
6
(2) 604311- CHOSEN WORLD (14) (C&D,F) Julie Camacho 5 8-11....C McGovern(3) 96
7
(5) 226807- ADMIRAL ROOKE (22) M Appleby 4 8-7.......... C Hardie 89
BLINKERS: No. 1 VISOR: No. 5 TONGUE STRAP: No. 4 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 3, 6.
SP FORECAST: 3 Chosen World, 7-2 Fingal’s Cave, 4 Smugglers Creek, 9-2 Rey
Loopy, 7 Dirchill, 8 Harvest Day, 14 Admiral Rooke.
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641/1- ROYAL PROSPECT (33) (C&D,F) Julie Camacho 4 9-7 .C Rodriguez 97
2
(1) 185122- ● NICK VEDDER (28) (C&D) (T) (S) M Wigham 5 9-5 . C Hardie★99
3
(3)
4621/ GLOBAL TANGO (424) (C&D) (T) C Hills 4 9-5...C Shepherd 87
4
(6) 860374- TOMMY G (33) (D) J Goldie 6 9-5 ... Corey Madden(7) 93
5 (10)
511347- HIGHLY SPRUNG (144) (D) J L Eyre 6 9-4 ...J Fanning 92
6
(2) L314/LL- DISCREET HERO (23) N Wilson 6 9-4 ...........L Edmunds 88
7
(7) L83661- EQUIANO SPRINGS (28) (C) T Tate 5 9-3 ...... A Mullen 96
8 (9) 16509/9- VALLEY OF FIRE (33) (D) J L Eyre 7 9-2 .... J Mitchell 88
9
(4) 792020- KATHEEFA (13) (C&D) Mrs R Carr 5 9-0 ...J P Sullivan 88
10 (5) 366060- ATHOLLBLAIR BOY (14) (C&D) N Tinkler 6 9-0 .. Faye McManoman(7) 88
BLINKERS: No. 2 TONGUE STRAP: No. 6.
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Nick Vedder, 7-2 Royal Prospect, 9-2 Equiano Springs, 13-2
Tommy G, 12 Global Tango, Athollblair Boy, Highly Sprung, 14 Katheefa, 25 Others.
SPRINT HANDICAP
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1
(2) 70/0L79- BAHANGO (33) (C&D) P Morris 7 9-7........C Rodriguez 91
2 (8) L87059- POPPY IN THE WIND (14) (C&D) A Brown 7 9-7 .. C Hardie 95
3
(5) 585330- FUNKADELIC (28) (D) B Haslam 4 9-4 ............ A Mullen 96
4
(9) 5L4895- ● QUEEN OF KALAHARI (14) (D) J L Eyre 4 9-4...J Mitchell★99
5 (10) 24L474- WINDFORPOWER (18) (C&D,F) Miss T Waggott 9 9-3 .B McHugh 97
6
(4) 201638- STAR CRACKER (18) (C&D) J Goldie 7 9-1 ..E J Walsh(3) 95
7
(3) U88947- FUEL INJECTION (18) (C&D) Mrs R Carr 8 9-0 ..J P Sullivan 95
8
(1) 713559- NOVABRIDGE (28) (C&D) Mrs K Tutty 11 8-11 .Phil Dennis(3) 95
9
(7) 370478- ENCODED (30) Miss L Siddall 6 8-9 ................J Fanning 92
10 (6) L360L9- CAMANCHE GREY (18) (D) Lucinda Egerton 8 8-9 .Nathan Evans 90
BLINKERS: No. 8 VISOR: Nos. 2, 5 TONGUE STRAP: No. 4
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 3, 6, 7.
SP FORECAST: 3 Queen Of Kalahari, 4 Windforpower, 7 Fuel Injection, Star
Cracker, 8 Poppy In The Wind, Funkadelic, 10 Novabridge, 12 Others.
DARTS: PDC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Main picture: TIM WILLIAMS
MIKE ON HIS
BIKE: Van
Gerwen
withstood a
fightback to
claim his
third crown
Daily Express Wednesday January 2 2019
World of sport
RUGBY LgE
SUPER League chief
executive Robert
Elstone insists the
competition’s new rules
will speed the sport up
significantly in 2019.
Teams will be
subjected to a ‘shot
clock’ at every scrum,
goal-line drop-out and
conversion to keep
matches flowing.
Elstone said: “Our
competition will get
faster, more intense and
more dramatic. There’s
frustration across sport
with time-wasting,
gamesmanship and a
lack of transparency in
time-keeping. We
listened to supporters
and the changes are
focused on emphasising
our key attributes of
intensity, relentlessness
and integrity.”
Golden Point extratime of two five-minute
periods for matches
level at full-time will
also come in this
season, which kicks off
when St Helens face
Wigan on January 31.
A SAFE
PAIR OF
HANDS:
Pant with
Bonnie
Paine
and her
children
IT was sledging at its
finest as Australia
skipper Tim Paine
teased India’s exciting
young wicketkeeperbatsman Rishabh Pant
during the third Test in
Melbourne.
Suggesting Pant, 21,
would not be needed
in the forthcoming
one-day series as
MS Dhoni was
returning, Paine
jokingly said the India
star could sign for his
Hobart Hurricanes
team, and even
spotted another
possible job for him.
“You babysit? I’ll
take the wife to the
Gareth Walker
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN
secured his third PDC
World Championship title
last
night,
thrashing
Michael Smith 7-3 at
Alexandra Palace.
The Dutchman stormed to a 4-0
lead and looked on course for a
whitewash. But Smith, playing in
his first World Championship final,
rallied by winning two successive
sets, before Van Gerwen turned
the screw to wrap up victory.
And after a celebratory war
dance across the stage having
earned the £500,000 first prize –
the richest payday in darts history
– he said: “This is the best feeling
you can have.
“I was a bit nervous, of course,
but I knew the importance of this
match and my body was pumping.
Michael always makes it hard for
me and one day he will win this
trophy.”
It was not a classic final,
however. But Van Gerwen, the
best player by far in this event,
became the first champion to win
a third PDC crown since Phil
Taylor 22 years ago.
He has averaged 100-plus here
in 19 consecutive matches and,
although his going rate of 102.21
was at the lower end of his scoring
power, it was enough.
Smith, who has never won a TV
major, suffered from stage fright
and did not start playing until he
was 4-0 down. If he is as nervous
and ham-fisted when he gets
married on Saturday, he will drop
the rings and mangle his vows.
Smith said: “I didn’t get going
until it was too late and even then
I had chances. At one stage I was
***
By Mike Walters
telling myself, ‘Come on, step up –
you’re a better player than this’.
“If I took those chances it would
have been 5-5. I’m more annoyed
with myself.
“I kept looking at the trophy
and thinking ‘It belongs to me’. I
think I tried way too much.
“But this is my first world
championship – and I can
guarantee it won’t be my last.”
Too often Smith was a portrait
of frustration; drooping shoulders,
shaking head, and buckling under
pressure.
The pressure piled straight on
to the underdog when Van Gerwen
took out 129 on the bull to open
his account. And when Smith
missed 10 of his first 13 shots at a
double, allowing Van Gerwen to
charge into a 2-0 lead, the writing
was not just on the wall, it was
trailed in plumes of smoke across
the dark north London sky.
Giving Van Gerwen a two-set
advantage is like giving Lewis
Hamilton half a lap advantage in a
Grand Prix – he disappears over
the horizon.
Once MVG had gone 4-0 in front,
it was not a question of whether
he would wear the crown again, it
was only whether he would
administer a first whitewash in
the final since Taylor beat Peter
Manley in 2006.
When Smith squandered four
darts to make it 3-1 and ended up
trailing 4-0, we feared it was more
likely than possible.
At least he summoned the pride
to make a fight of it, but the result
was never in any doubt.
cricket
movies one night, you’ll
look after the kids?”
Paine asked Pant.
After India went on
to win the match to
move 2-1 ahead in the
series, Pant took up
the challenge, with
Paine’s wife Bonnie
calling him the “best
babysitter” when he
met the family, who
were pictured on
Instagram with Pant
holding one of the
children.
No doubt things will
get more serious when
the action resumes in
Sydney tonight.
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RATINGS
0-3 Oh dear
4-6 Small beer
7-9 So near
10 Sporting seer
1. Who was booked for revealing a
tribute to Leicester City’s deceased
owner after scoring at Cardiff?
2. Which Wasps wing has been released
to pursue a career in American football?
3. Which Arsenal player was sent off
in their 2-1 Carabao Cup victory at
home to Blackpool?
4. What name is given to a score of
40-40 in tennis?
5. What is the first event in the
decathlon?
6. Which Bulgarian heavyweight boxer
beat Hughie Fury to become mandatory
challenger to Anthony Joshua’s IBF title?
7. Which US golfer won the first Open
Championship after World War II?
8. Which racing driver was BBC Sports
Personality of the Year in 1973?
9. Which Briton won the men’s 200m
breaststroke at the 1976 Olympics?
10. Which English footballer was PFA
Player of the Year in 1995 and 1997 with
different clubs?
ANSWERS: 1 Demarai Gray. 2 Christian Wade. 3 Matteo Guendouzi. 4 Deuce. 5 100m.
6 Kubrat Pulev. 7 Sam Snead. 8 Jackie Stewart. 9 David Wilkie. 10 Alan Shearer.
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TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN COUNTDOWN
Picture: PAUL KANE
Froome targets a
record fifth Tour
CHRIS FROOME is chasing a place
among
the
sport’s
greatest
champions after confirming he is
targeting this summer’s Tour de
France
along
with
defending
champion Geraint Thomas.
Froome, the four-time winner, and
Thomas have said they want to
deliver success on the road in order
to help Team Sky secure new
sponsorship following the decision
of the broadcaster to end its
investment after 2019.
Froome will not defend his
Giro d’Italia title and will seek a
fifth Tour crown to match the
record jointly held by Eddy Merckx,
Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil
and Miguel Indurain.
“I’m getting to the point in
my career now where I’m
starting to think about what
kind of legacy I want to leave
behind, and if I am able to
win the Tour de France for
a fifth time and join that
very elite group of bike
riders – only four other
people have ever done that –
it would just be incredible,”
said Froome, 33.
That will leave Sky
with two leaders
in France in July,
with
Thomas
keen to defend
his title before
turning
his
attention to
LEGACY:
Froome has
chance to
join greats
CYCLING
By Ian Parker
the time trial at the World
Championships in Yorkshire in
September. He too will miss the Giro.
“The main goal for me will be to go
back to the Tour de France for the
best result I can,” said Thomas.
“Maybe if I hadn’t have won the
Tour in 2018 I might have looked at a
Giro-Vuelta programme but, having
won the Tour, I’ll have the No1 on my
back and it would be sad not to go
back and not to go back at 100 per
cent as well.
“The year will be geared around
that, but I’m also looking forward to a
slightly different programme as
well, and obviously after the
Tour, the Worlds in Yorkshire
will be massive.”
With Thomas and Froome
focused on the Tour, Sky will
hand team leadership for the
Giro in May to 21-year-old
rising star Egan Bernal, who
finished 15th at the Tour in
July in his first season at World
Tour level.
“The Giro is a race that I really,
really
like,”
said
the
Colombian.
“I lived in Italy for
three years, so I
have a lot of friends
there and I really
like the Italian
fans. I know the
roads, I really
like the Giro, and
I want to do
a
good
race
there.”
Legends serving
up treat for fans
THEY are two of the greatest of all time and yesterday Roger Federer
and Serena Williams came face-to-face for the first time in the mixed
doubles at the Hopman Cup in Perth. The outcome was victory for
Switzerland as Federer and Belinda Bencic beat the USA’s Frances
Tiafoe and Williams 4-2, 4-3 to take the Group B tie 2-1. Federer
said: “I was nervous about returning her serve. You can’t read it.”
Murray fears
end is in sight
ANDY MURRAY fought back
tears after winning the first
match of his latest comeback
and then confessed he does not
know how long he can keep
playing for.
The former world No 1 overcame
Australian James Duckworth, the
world No 234, 6-3, 6-4 at the Brisbane
International.
But Murray, who underwent hip
surgery Down Under 12 months ago
after limping out of Wimbledon in
2017, then threw further doubt on
his long-term future in the game.
“It’s been a really hard 18
months, a lot of ups and downs,”
he said in his courtside
interview. “It was tricky just
to get back on the court
competing again, so I’m
happy I am back out
here.
“I want to try
and enjoy playing
tennis as long as
I can. I don’t
know how
m u c h
longer it
is going
to last.”
BACK IN
GROOVE:
Andy Murray
returns in his
victory over
Duckworth
By Neil McLeman
The
double
Olympic
champion
returned to action for two grass-court
events last summer but shut down his
season in September to work on
rehabbing his hip.
He recently admitted he still feels
pain in the joint and struggled during
his 88-minute win over Duckworth,
especially wide on his forehand.
But when Murray later spoke in his
press conference, he put a positive spin
on his display. “I thought I did quite
well,” he said. “I was nervous but I like
nerves. I felt like I saw the ball better
versus, say, the middle of last year.
“I don’t feel apprehensive about my
hip. Today I didn’t really think about it
at all. I was in a little bit of discomfort,
but I didn’t feel the hip on any
movements for my shots.”
Murray will now face Russia’s fourth
seed Daniil Medvedev today as he
continues his build-up to the Australian
Open, which starts on Monday week.
“It kills me that I’ve not been able to
be there competing,” said Murray. “The
top three spots in the rankings are still
taken by the same guys. Hopefully I
will get a few chances in the coming
months to play against them again.”
British No 1 Jo Konta recorded her
first win over a top-10 player since
Wimbledon 2017 when she shocked
world No 6 Sloane Stephens in Brisbane
to set up a second-round match against
Australian Ajla Tomljanovic.
World No 37 Konta, who won 6-4, 6-3,
said: “I’m not trying to recreate
something that I had, I’m trying to
create something new and something
better.”
FOOTBALL: SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Picture: CONOR MOLLOY
STOKE
BRISTOL CITY
0
2
By Neil Goulding
STOKE manager Gary
Rowett has vowed to
take the fans’ criticism
on the chin.
Rowett was subjected to
chants of “you don’t know
what you’re doing” in a toxic
atmosphere inside the Bet365
Stadium after his strugglers
were beaten by Bristol City.
It leaves the big-spending
pre-season favourites eight
points off the play-off pace.
“I’m feeling frustrated as
well because I know we have
better players,” he said. “I
have to accept the criticism
because we are not in the
position we want to be in.
“I will take it on the chin
and we have to win the games
to turn it around.
“I’m OK if I get criticism.
We live or die as a team but as
manager I know the criticism
will be directed at me. Our
ambition was to be at the top
Daily Express Wednesday January 2 2019
Rowett must
take chants
and we have signed a lot of
good players. We have not
had the performances that
the financial outlay has
warranted, so I understand
why people are angry and we
have to find a solution.”
Robins
manager
Lee
Johnson was quick to praise
the work of 20-year-old
full-back Lloyd Kelly.
“He was outstanding today
in how he kept Tom Ince
quiet,” said Johnson. “Stoke
are a good side with good
individuals. They have spent
a lot of money and have
a Premier League
squad so we had to win the
one-v-one battles.
“Ince is world class at
cutting inside and bending
goals in the top corner. Lloyd
defended brilliantly against
him and isolated him.”
Niki Maenpaa pulled off a
fine save to keep out a Benik
Afobe penalty after Bruno
Martins Indi was brought
down in the sixth minute.
James McClean and Ince
both tested the goalkeeper
inside the opening 30 minutes
as the Potters kept up the
pressure. Famara Diedhiou
powered a header home
49
LEAGUE ONE
home to Barnsley, who
remain fourth as a
result.
Josh Maja gave
Sunderland a 1-0 win at
Blackpool to strengthen
their hold on third place.
The Black Cats’ top
scorer fired Aiden
McGeady’s pass
into the bottom
corner midway
through the first
half.
Bradford made
it four wins from
their past five
league games to
move up the table
following a comfortable
3-0 victory at home to
10-man Accrington.
Plymouth also won 3-0
as they moved off the
bottom with a home
victory over Oxford.
PORTSMOUTH
extended their lead at
the top to five points
after edging a late 2-1
victory over struggling
AFC Wimbledon at
Fratton Park.
Jamal Lowe, below,
scored his third goal in
two games with an
eighth-minute
opener but his
effort was
cancelled out by
Kwesi Appiah
15 minutes from
time to threaten a
shock result.
Ronan Curtis headed
Portsmouth back in
front five minutes later
and they held on, while
the visitors dropped to
bottom of the table.
Second-placed Luton
were held in a 0-0 at
from Jack Hunt’s cross for his
seventh goal of the season in
the 39th minute.
And it was game over when
Callum O’Dowda struck after
Stoke failed to clear Hunt’s
cross nine minutes from time.
STOKE
(4-3-3):
Butland;
Martina,
Shawcross, Williams, Martins Indi (Clucas
78); Allen, Woods (Berahino 63), Etebo;
Ince, Afobe (Crouch 60), McClean. Booked:
Woods, Martina, Williams.
LEAGUE TWO
BRISTOL CITY (4-4-2): Maenpaa; Hunt,
Kalas, Webster (Wright 38), Kelly; Pack,
Weimann
(Adelakun
90),
Brownhill,
Paterson (Taylor 83); O’Dowda, Diedhiou.
Booked: Pack. Goals: Diedhiou 39,
O’Dowda 81.
MK DONS cut the gap on
leaders Lincoln with a
comprehensive 6-0 win
at home to Cambridge.
The hosts, without a
win in three games, were
3-0 up inside 12 minutes
as Rhys Healey, Kieran
Agard and Chuks Aneke
found the target.
Healey, right,
struck again just
after the hour,
Agard scored
his second from
the spot and
Osman Sow
completed the rout.
Lincoln looked set to
maintain their five-point
lead but Manny
Oyeleke’s added-time
strike for Port Vale
earned a 1-1 draw after
Shay McCartan had
given the Imps the lead.
Referee: P Tierney (Lancashire).
PURPLE GAIN:
Diedhiou leaps to
head home Bristol
City’s first goal
Forest Green made it five
games without defeat
with a 2-1 win over
Northampton.
The pressure
intensified on Yeovil
manager Darren Way as
his side lost 4-1 at home
to Cheltenham and are
now winless in nine
matches.
Notts County
remain rooted to
the foot of the
table after a 2-0
defeat at Oldham
as Tom Hamer
and Peter Clarke
scored either side of
half-time to give their
side a second win in two
matches under caretaker
manager Pete Wild.
Christian OxladeChamberlain was sent
off late on for County.
SPORT IN BRIEF
Premier League
ARSENAL (1) ......... 4 FULHAM (0)........1
Xhaka 25
Lacazette 55
Ramsey 79
Aubameyang 83
Kamara 69
EVERTON (0) ......... 0 LEICESTER (0) ....1
A
8
21
16
16
31
32
23
23
28
31
30
37
27
26
27
41
38
41
47
35
Pts
54
48
47
43
41
35
31
29
28
27
27
26
25
19
18
18
15
15
14
10
Sky Bet Championship
ASTON VILLA (1) ... 2 QPR (1) ..............2
T Abraham 21
T Abraham 75
Freeman 41
Eze 57
Att: 37,760
BLACKBURN (0) .... 2 WEST BROM (0) .1
Mulgrew 53
Dack 58
Rodriguez 63 (pen)
Att: 14,258
BRENTFORD (1) .... 1 NORWICH (0) .....1
Jeanvier 22
Klose 83
Att: 9,524
DERBY (1) ............. 1 MIDDLESBRO (0) 1
Wilson 2
Hugill 53
Att: 28,123
HULL (1) ............... 6 BOLTON (0) ........0
Grosicki 29, 63
Evandro 62
Martin 67
Bowen 76
Dicko 83
Att: 12,418
Ferguson 60 (pen)
Cooper 68
Elliott 76
Att: 16,957
NOTTM FOR (1) .... 4 LEEDS (0) ...........2
Colback 5, 69
Murphy 72
Osborn 76
Clarke 52
Alioski 64
Att: 29,530
READING (0) ......... 1 SWANSEA (3) .....4
Harriott 77
(pen)
***
Nmecha 78
Att: 9,077
Adams 48
Att: 29,462
STOKE (0) ............. 0 BRISTOL C (1) ....2
Diedhiou 39
O’Dowda 81
Att: 23,912
WIGAN (0) ............. 0 SHEFF UTD (1) ...3
P
Leeds .......................26
Norwich ....................26
Sheff Utd ..................26
West Brom ...............26
Middlesbrough ..........26
Derby .......................26
Nottm Forest ............26
Birmingham ..............26
QPR .........................26
Aston Villa ................26
Bristol City ...............26
Swansea ...................26
Hull ..........................26
Stoke .......................26
Blackburn .................26
Sheff Wed.................26
Preston North End.....26
Brentford .................26
Millwall.....................26
Wigan .......................26
Rotherham ................26
Bolton ......................26
Reading ....................26
Ipswich .....................26
McGoldrick 40
Duffy 48
Sharp 54
W D L F A
15 6 5 44 28
14 7 5 48 34
14 5 7 45 28
13 7 6 54 34
11 10 5 28 18
12 7 7 38 32
9 12 5 39 29
9 12 5 38 28
11 6 9 33 34
9 11 6 49 40
10 8 8 32 28
10 6 10 35 31
10 6 10 36 33
8 11 7 30 31
8 10 8 33 41
8 8 10 32 42
7 8 11 38 43
6 10 10 36 36
7 7 12 33 41
7 5 14 25 40
5 10 11 25 41
5 7 14 17 38
4 8 14 28 41
2 9 15 21 46
Pts
51
49
47
46
43
43
39
39
39
38
38
36
36
35
34
32
29
28
28
26
25
22
20
15
Sky Bet League One
BLACKPOOL (0) .... 0 SUNDERLND (1)..1
Maja 23
Att: 10,994
BRADFORD (2) ...... 3 ACCRNGTN (0) ...0
O’Brien 21
Doyle 30
Wood 49
Att: 16,318
BRISTOL RVRS (0) 0 BURTON ALB (0) 0
Att: 9,060
CHARLTON (2) ...... 2 WALSALL (0).......1
Ahearne-Grant 6
Taylor 9 (pen)
Cook 47
Att: 10,396
DONCASTER (3) .... 5 ROCHDALE (0) ....0
IPSWICH (1).......... 2 MILLWALL (0) .....3
Lankester 3
Jackson 89
SOUTHEND (1) ...... 2 GILLINGHAM (0) .0
Fletcher 18
Att: 59,887
Kane 3, Eriksen 12
Son 26
Att: 32,485
P
Liverpool ..................20
Tottenham Hotspur....21
Man City ...................20
Chelsea ....................20
Arsenal .....................21
Man Utd ...................20
Leicester ..................21
Wolves .....................20
Watford ....................20
Everton.....................21
West Ham .................20
AFC Bournemouth .....20
Brighton ...................20
Crystal Palace ...........20
Newcastle .................20
Cardiff......................21
Southampton ............20
Burnley.....................20
Fulham .....................21
Huddersfield .............20
SHRWSBURY (0) ... 0 FLEETWOOD (0) .0
Vaulks 45
Smith 76
SHEFF WED (1) ..... 1 BIRMINGHM (0)..1
CARDIFF (0) .......... 0 TOTTENHAM (3) .3
Vardy 58
Att: 39,052
W D L F
17 3 0 48
16 0 5 46
15 2 3 54
13 4 3 38
12 5 4 46
10 5 5 41
9 4 8 25
8 5 7 23
8 4 8 27
7 6 8 31
8 3 9 27
8 2 10 28
7 4 9 22
5 4 11 17
4 6 10 15
5 3 13 19
3 6 11 21
4 3 13 19
3 5 13 19
2 4 14 12
ROTHERHAM (1) ... 2 PRESTON (0) ......1
McBurnie 2, 48
Roberts 30
van der Hoorn 45
Att: 15,644
May 1
Crawford 23
Marquis 34, 75
Coppinger 82
Att: 7,408
Att: 5,919
Mantom 40
Moore 90
P
Portsmouth...............26
Luton .......................26
Sunderland ...............24
Barnsley ...................25
Charlton ...................26
Doncaster .................26
Peterborough ............26
Coventry ...................26
Southend ..................26
Blackpool .................25
Fleetwood .................26
Accrington ................25
Burton Albion ............25
Wycombe ..................26
Walsall .....................26
Shrewsbury ...............26
Rochdale ..................26
Gillingham ................26
Bristol Rovers ...........26
Bradford...................26
Scunthorpe ...............26
Oxford Utd ................26
Plymouth ..................26
AFC Wimbledon .........26
Chaplin 34 (pen)
Clarke-Harris 62
W D L F A Pts
17 6 3 46 24 57
15 7 4 49 24 52
14 8 2 45 23 50
13 7 5 40 22 46
14 4 8 42 30 46
13 6 7 47 32 45
12 8 6 45 33 44
11 5 10 28 29 38
11 2 13 32 31 35
9 8 8 26 25 35
9 7 10 35 30 34
9 7 9 27 35 34
9 5 11 30 33 32
8 8 10 34 38 32
8 8 10 28 41 32
7 9 10 29 32 30
8 6 12 33 52 30
8 4 14 36 43 28
7 6 13 25 29 27
8 3 15 31 40 27
7 6 13 32 51 27
6 8 12 31 41 26
6 6 14 31 47 24
6 4 16 20 37 22
Sky Bet League Two
BURY (0) ............... 3 CREWE (1)..........1
Lavery 50
Porter 3
O’Shea 58 (pen), 76 Att: 3,812
CRAWLEY TN (0) ... 2 COLCHESTER (0) 0
Gambin 60, 90
Att: 2,765
Williams 2
Archibald 90
Foley 50
Att: 2,909
FOREST GRN (1) ... 2 NORTHMPTN (0) 1
Novak 5, 57
Att: 6,974
PLYMOUTH (2) ...... 3 OXFORD UTD (0) 0
Sarcevic 9
Lameiras 41, 67
Att: 10,223
Lowe 8
Curtis 80
Appiah 75
Att: 18,732
PORTSMTH (1)...... 2 AFC WIMB’DN (0)1
Varney 24
Thomas 34 (pen)
Forster 77
Dawson 87
Att: 2,883
W D L F A Pts
15 6 4 45 24 51
13 8 4 41 19 47
11 12 1 35 16 45
12 7 7 48 29 43
11 10 4 39 25 43
12 7 7 38 28 43
13 3 10 42 30 42
12 6 8 36 27 42
10 9 7 38 32 39
10 8 8 40 33 38
11 5 10 31 32 38
10 6 9 35 42 36
10 4 12 29 32 34
8 9 9 27 34 33
9 4 13 25 32 31
6 12 8 32 35 30
9 3 13 32 38 30
7 8 10 31 37 29
7 8 11 26 33 29
7 5 14 26 42 26
5 9 10 27 31 24
6 5 15 22 47 23
5 6 15 22 42 21
4 8 14 26 53 20
Vanarama National League
AFC FYLDE (0) ...... 0 BARROW (0) .......0
Att: 2,194
ALDERSHOT (0)..... 0 MAIDENHEAD (0) 0
Att: 2,090
BARNET (0)........... 1 BOREHAM W (0) .1
Mason-Clark 68
Ash 85 (pen)
Att: 2,087
BRAINTREE (0)...... 0 EBBSFLEET (2) ...4
McDonald 3
Cheek 22, 61 (pen)
Whitely 79
Bishop 21
Att: 5,931
BROMLEY (1) ........ 2 SUTTON UTD (1).1
Oyeleke 90
Att: 9,106
EASTLEIGH (0) ...... 2 HAVANT & W (0) .1
Hooper 33
Goodman 89
Davis 11
Johnson 56
Hare 85
Jalloh 82
Att: 2,104
MK DONS (3) ........ 6 CAMBRIDGE (0)..0
Edwards 90
Healey 5, 63
Agard 7, 76 (pen)
Aneke 12, Sow 85
Thomson 6
Att: 1,696
HARTLEPOOL (1)... 2 GATESHEAD (0) ..1
LINCOLN C (0) ...... 1 PORT VALE (0)....1
McCartan 58
MACCLESFLD (1) .. 1 TRANMERE (1) ...1
Arthur 41
Jennings 32
Att: 3,398
Att: 8,128
MORECAMBE (0)... 0 CARLISLE (1) ......2
PETERBORO (0) .... 0 SCUNTHORPE (1)2
P
Lincoln City ...............25
MK Dons...................25
Mansfield .................24
Bury .........................26
Forest Green.............25
Exeter ......................26
Carlisle.....................26
Colchester ................26
Tranmere ..................26
Oldham.....................26
Stevenage .................26
Newport County.........25
Grimsby ....................26
Swindon....................26
Crewe.......................26
Northampton.............26
Crawley Town ............25
Cheltenham ..............25
Port Vale ..................26
Morecambe...............26
Yeovil .......................24
Cambridge ................26
Macclesfield .............26
Notts County.............26
GRIMSBY (0) ......... 0 MANSFIELD (1)...1
Devitt 15
Sowerby 76
Att: 3,749
LUTON (0) ............. 0 BARNSLEY (0) ....0
Att: 9,926
James 47
Att: 7,903
WYCOMBE (0) ....... 0 COVENTRY (1) ....2
Att: 6,183
YEOVIL (0) ............ 1 CHELTENHAM (2)4
OLDHAM (1) .......... 2 NOTTS CO (0).....0
Haymer 40
Clarke 47
Att: 4,336
STEVENAGE (0) ..... 1 NEWPORT (0) .....0
Revell 85
SWINDON (0) ........ 0 EXETER (1) .........2
Forte 37 (pen)
Collins 69
Att: 6,755
FC HALIFAX (0) ..... 1 HARROGATE (1)..1
Noble 7 (pen)
McLaughlin 66
Anderson 61 (og)
Att: 3,468
Bonne 32
Att: 6,001
L ORIENT (1) ......... 1 DAG & RED (0) ...0
MAIDSTONE U (0) . 0 DOVER (0) ..........1
Allen 86
Att: 3,087
SALFORD CITY (1) . 2 WREXHAM (0) ....0
Green 23
Gaffney 60
Att: 4,044
Hylton 36
Gudger 49
Fortune 47
Shaw 68
Att: 1,375
SOLIHULL M (1) .... 2 CHESTERFLD (0) 2
P
Leyton Orient ............28
Wrexham ..................27
Salford City...............28
AFC Fylde .................28
Solihull Moors...........27
Harrogate Town ........28
Gateshead ................27
Sutton Utd ................27
Ebbsfleet United........28
Eastleigh ..................28
Barrow .....................28
Boreham Wood .........28
Hartlepool ................28
Barnet ......................25
Dag & Red ................28
Bromley ....................27
FC Halifax .................27
Dover .......................28
Aldershot ..................28
Havant and W............28
Chesterfield ..............27
Maidenhead Utd ........27
Maidstone Utd ..........27
Braintree Town .........28
W
16
15
15
13
14
13
14
12
12
12
11
9
9
10
10
9
7
7
7
6
4
7
6
4
D
9
8
7
11
6
8
4
10
7
7
6
10
9
5
4
6
11
7
6
8
13
4
4
6
L F
3 49
4 36
6 53
4 43
7 39
7 53
9 36
5 36
9 40
9 32
11 32
9 28
10 30
10 26
14 30
12 37
9 26
14 29
15 24
14 39
10 24
16 27
17 23
18 25
A
17
17
31
20
24
37
26
30
28
34
32
29
36
28
34
41
31
46
45
52
34
50
42
53
Pts
57
53
52
50
48
47
46
46
43
43
39
37
36
35
34
33
32
28
27
26
25
25
22
18
North: Alfreton Town 1 Boston Utd 1,
Altrincham 0 Stockport County 1,
Ashton Utd 1 Curzon Ashton 2,
Bradford P A 1 Guiseley 2, Chester FC
0 Southport 0, Chorley 4 FC United of
Manchester 0, Kidderminster 2
Hereford FC 1, Leamington 0 Brackley
0, Nuneaton Borough 1 AFC Telford 2,
Spennymoor Town 2 Blyth Spartans 2,
York 4 Darlington 0.
P
Chorley .....................23
Bradford P A .............24
Stockport County ......24
AFC Telford ..............24
Spennymoor Town .....22
Chester FC ...............24
Kidderminster ...........23
Blyth Spartans ..........24
Altrincham ................23
Brackley ...................24
Boston Utd ...............23
Leamington ...............23
York .........................24
Alfreton Town ...........24
Southport .................22
Guiseley....................21
Darlington ................24
Curzon Ashton...........23
Hereford FC ..............23
FC United of Man ......24
Ashton Utd................24
Nuneaton Borough.....24
W
14
13
11
11
10
10
10
11
10
8
9
7
8
8
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
3
D
5
6
8
7
8
8
7
4
6
9
4
9
6
5
7
9
9
7
6
6
5
5
L F
4 45
5 49
5 40
6 35
4 48
6 38
6 40
9 42
7 46
7 41
10 29
7 34
10 30
11 32
8 31
6 26
9 38
10 22
11 21
13 27
14 29
16 22
A
20
32
21
30
27
34
32
41
34
31
25
36
37
39
30
29
43
32
33
47
59
53
Pts
47
45
41
40
38
38
37
37
36
33
31
30
30
29
28
27
27
25
24
21
20
14
South: Bath City 5 Chippenham 0,
Billericay 0 Chelmsford 1, Concord
Rangers 1 East Thurrock 1, Dartford 1
Welling 0, Eastbourne Borough 2
Dulwich 1, Gloucester 1 Weston-SMare 3, Hampton & Richmond 0
Woking 3, Hemel Hempstead 1 St
Albans 1, Oxford City 1 Hungerford
Town 2, Slough 0 Wealdstone 1, Truro
City 1 Torquay 3.
P
Torquay ....................24
Woking .....................22
Concord Rangers .......24
Chelmsford ...............24
Bath City ..................23
Welling .....................23
Billericay ..................23
Dartford ...................23
Oxford City ...............24
St Albans ..................23
Slough ......................22
Chippenham ..............24
Wealdstone ...............23
Hemel Hempstead .....24
Eastbourne B ............24
Hampton & Rich ........24
Dulwich ....................24
Truro City .................22
Hungerford Town.......24
Gloucester ................24
East Thurrock ...........24
Weston-S-Mare .........24
W
15
15
12
12
12
11
11
11
11
11
10
10
9
9
8
8
7
6
5
4
4
3
D
6
4
6
5
4
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
6
6
6
4
5
5
4
6
4
6
L F
3 47
3 47
6 37
7 41
7 38
7 38
7 39
7 27
9 41
8 40
8 29
10 36
8 28
9 28
10 34
12 28
12 26
11 32
15 24
14 17
16 20
15 28
A
19
24
26
29
21
25
33
29
30
35
21
40
30
33
37
39
33
46
51
35
39
50
Pts
51
49
42
41
40
38
38
38
37
37
34
34
33
33
30
28
26
23
19
18
16
15
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER—
Prem: Grantham 2 Basford Utd 1,
Hednesford 0 Farsley Celtic 1, Hyde
United 1 Buxton 1, Marine 3
Lancaster City 1, Matlock Town 0
Gainsborough 2, Mickleover Sports 3
Stafford Rangers 2, Nantwich Town 0
Witton Albion 1, South Shields 6 North
Ferriby Utd 2, Warrington Town 2
Bamber Bridge 0, Whitby 2
Scarborough Athletic 0, Workington 1
Stalybridge 2.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREM—
Central: Banbury 3 Alvechurch 1,
Biggleswade Town 0 Stratford Town 0,
Coalville Town 1 Bedworth Utd 0,
Kettering 2 AFC Rushden & Diamonds
1, Lowestoft Town 1 Leiston 2,
Needham Market 1 King’s Lynn Town
4, Redditch 3 Halesowen 0, Royston
Town 1 Hitchin Town 0, St Neots Town
0 St Ives Town 1, Stourbridge 1
Rushall Olympic 1, Tamworth 3
Barwell 3.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREM—
South: Basingstoke 1 Farnborough 1,
Hartley Wintney 2 Swindon
Supermarine 2, Hendon 0 Chesham
Utd 1, Kings Langley 1 Walton Casuals
0, Merthyr Town 3 Taunton 1,
Salisbury FC 1 Frome Town 0, Staines
Town 1 Harrow Borough 5, Tiverton 2
Dorchester 3, Weymouth 2 Poole
Town 2, Wimborne Town 3 Gosport
Borough 2.
BOSTIK—Prem: Folkestone Invicta 1
Margate 0, Kingstonian 0 Merstham
0, Lewes 0 Burgess Hill Town 3,
Whitehawk 1 Bognor Regis Town 4,
Wingate & Finchley 0 Haringey
Borough 4.
JD WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE:
Carmarthen 2 Llanelli Town 0, Cefn
Druids 0 The New Saints FC 3,
Connah’s Quay Nomads 4 Bala Town
1, Llandudno 1 Caernarfon Town 1.
BASKETBALL
BBL CH’SHIP: Surrey 93 London City 91.
NBA: Charlotte 125 Orlando 100,
Houston 113 Memphis 101, Indiana
116 Atlanta 108, New Orleans 123
Minnesota 114, Oklahoma City 122
Dallas 102, Phoenix 109 Golden State
132, San Antonio 120 Boston 111.
DARTS
PDC WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP
(Alexandra Palace)—Final: M van
Gerwen (Ned) bt M Smith (Eng) 7-3.
ICE HOCKEY
NHL: Anaheim 1 Tampa Bay 2 (OT),
Buffalo 1 NY Islanders 3, Calgary 8 San
Jose 5, Carolina 3 Philadelphia 1,
Colorado 2 LA Kings 3 (OT), Columbus 6
Ottawa 3, Dallas 2 Montreal 3 (OT),
Detroit 3 Florida 4 (SO), Edmonton 3
Winnipeg 4, Minnesota 2 Pittsburgh 3,
New Jersey 4 Vancouver 0, St Louis 1 NY
Rangers 2, Washington 3 Nashville 6.
ELITE LEAGUE: Cardiff 3 Guildford 2,
Manchester 5 Sheffield 3.
TENNIS
HOPMAN CUP (Perth Arena,
Australia)—Group B: Switzerland v
USA, Men’s: R Federer (Swi) bt F
Tiafoe (USA) 6-4 6-1. Women’s: S
Williams (USA) bt B Bencic (Swi) 4-6
6-4 6-3. Mixed Doubles: R Federer
(Swi) & B Bencic (Swi) bt F Tiafoe
(USA) & S Williams (USA) 4-2 4-3
(5-3). Switzerland bt USA 2-1.
BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
(Australia)—Selected - Men, 1st rd:
A Murray (Gbr) bt J Duckworth (Aus)
6-3 6-4, (8) N Kyrgios (Aus) bt R
Harrison (USA) 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 7-6
(7-5), J-W Tsonga (Fra) bt T
Kokkinakis (Aus) 7-6 (8-6) 6-4, (7) A
De Minaur (Aus) bt A Popyrin (Aus)
6-2 6-2. Women, 1st rnd. J Konta
(Gbr) bt (3) S Stephens (USA) 6-4
6-3. 2nd rd: (2) N Osaka (Jpn) bt D
Aiava (Aus) 6-3 6-2.
TODAY’S DIARY
(7.45pm unless stated)
Premier League
AFC Bournemouth v Watford ......................
Chelsea v Southampton .............................
Huddersfield v Burnley ...............................
Newcastle v Man Utd (8pm) ......................
(Live on Sky Sports Main Event)
West Ham v Brighton .................................
Wolverhampton v Crystal Palace ................
CRICKET
Fourth Test Match—day 1 of 5:
Australia v India (Sydney, 11.30pm).
ICE HOCKEY
Elite League: Dundee v Glasgow, Fife
v Milton Keynes, Nottingham v
Guildford.
50
FOOTBALL: SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Daily Express Wednesday January 2 2019
Grosicki
shines as
Trotters
hit for six
KAMIL GROSICKI led
the way as Hull proved
they are no one-man
band by hitting Bolton
for six.
Jarrod Bowen has
attracted admiring
glances from the
Premier League as he
inspires Hull’s best run
for three years.
The £15million-rated
forward weighed in with
his 11th goal of the
season but Grosicki,
above, stole the show
with two clinical finishes
in helping Hull to a fifth
straight win.
On-loan Derby striker
Chris Martin even got in
on the fun to find the
net for the first time in
11 months as Hull blew
woeful Wanderers away
with a five-goal blast in
21 second-half minutes.
Bottom in October,
Hull are now seven
points away from a
play-off place and their
assistant Andy Crosby
said: “It’s probably our
best performance since
we came to the club.
“We’ve got a number
of good players and
Kamil showed his class
in the final third.”
Grosicki, a Pole, broke
the deadlock with a
N FOREST
LEEDS
JACK BE NIMBLE:
Colback goes past
Peacock-Farrell to
score the first of his
two goals
By Arindam Rej
HULL
BOLTON
6
0
By Jason Mellor
thunderous 29th-minute
finish into the roof of the
net from a narrow angle.
Brazilian midfielder
Evandro doubled the
lead just after the hour
with a powerful angled
drive before winger
Grosicki curled home
his fourth of the season.
Martin fired in from
close range in the 67th
minute to snap a
23-game goal drought.
Ben Alnwick saved
brilliantly from Bowen
after Martin’s effort
came back off the bar
but Hull’s top scorer was
not to be denied as he
ran through to fire a fifth.
Substitute Nouha
Dicko headed a sixth to
make it eight unbeaten.
Clayton Donaldson
shot wide from five yards
for Bolton, who drop
into the bottom three.
Trotters manager Phil
Parkinson said: “We were
exposed by a team full of
confidence and I take
responsibility for us
opening up more in
the second half.”
Sharp’s
the man
of the
century
CHRIS WILDER hailed
record-breaker Billy
Sharp’s team-work after
he became the top
goalscorer in English
league football this
century as Sheffield
United eased to victory
at Wigan.
Sharp, above, had
drawn level with Rickie
Lambert on 219 goals
against Blackburn on
Saturday but he made
the record his own at the
DW Stadium, sweeping
home a beautiful ball
across the six-yard box
from David McGoldrick.
McGoldrick and Mark
Duffy had given the
Blades a 2-0 lead before
Sharp made history in
front of more than 4,000
travelling fans with his
16th goal this season
and the 220th since the
start of 2000 to guide the
Blades into third place.
United boss Wilder
said: “He has been
outstanding for me. He
just keeps going. His
all-round play is good;
even late on we asked
him to drop on the back
of their midfield players
and he did that, he did a
job for the team.
“He does a job for us,
out of possession and in
4
2
Picture: LEE PARKER
WIGAN
SHEFF UTD
0
3
By Elizabeth Byrnes
possession. He has been
excellent.”
McGoldrick scored
the opener with his
ninth of the season,
lashing home after the
ball came to him when
Duffy’s shot was saved.
Duffy doubled the
lead when he skipped
past Darron Gibson and
slid the ball across
goalkeeper Christian
Walton and into the
bottom corner.
Defeat leaves Wigan
four points from the
relegation zone after one
win and six points from
13 games.
Manager Paul Cook
felt the game turned on
fine margins, saying:
“We have one great
opportunity one end but
unfortunately we find
ourselves going in at
half-time behind.
“The game went away
from us quite quickly
with some devastating
finishing from Sheffield
United – you have to
give them credit for
that.”
NOTTINGHAM Forest’s
under-pressure manager
Aitor Karanka has no
doubt his team are
fighting for him after
they overcame 10-man
Leeds.
The Championship frontrunners suffered back-toback defeats for the first
time under manager Marcelo
Bielsa, let down by Kalvin
Phillips’ red card.
Jack Colback had put
Forest 1-0 up before Phillips’
reckless dismissal left Leeds
with a daunting task.
But Bielsa’s attack-minded
10 men stunned the City
Ground as Jack Clarke and
Ezgjan
Alioski
put
the
Yorkshire club 2-1 up.
But Forest ended their fivematch winless run as Colback,
Daryl Murphy and Ben
Osborn turned around the
game with three goals in a
seven-minute period.
Karanka has been under
scrutiny but the home fans
sang out his name and he
said: “I don’t have a doubt the
players are playing for me. I
have felt the support from the
fans since I arrived.
“Our comeback in this
match has been amazing. We
were close to beating them
away [drawing 1-1 in October]
and we have done it here.”
Karanka’s
men
rocked
Leeds with their early goal,
as Adam Forshaw’s sloppy
back-pass allowed Colback to
pounce.
There was a huge let-off for
Forest in the 18th minute
though, when Jack Robinson
avoided a red card and was
only booked after hauling
down Jack Harrison, who was
through on goal.
Leeds were then hit by their
red card in the 42nd minute
as Phillips was punished for a
crunching
challenge
on
Adlene Guedioura.
Bielsa organised a big
reshuffle at half-time and
Leeds began the second half
in ambitious fashion, with
half-time substitute Clarke
firing in a drive from Mateusz
Klich’s pass.
The equaliser was not the
end of Leeds’ enterprise
though and they soon led
when
Pontus
Jansson’s
header teed up Alioski to
smash in.
Things were looking grim
for Karanka at that stage but
the match swung rapidly after
Forest levelled when Colback
found the net from 16 yards.
Jansson then turned villain
Forest fight
for Karanka
to fell leaders
for Leeds when he missed a
header, allowing Murphy to
nod down and make it 3-2.
And the City Ground was
soon rocking as Forest added
another when Osborn cut
inside brilliantly and finished.
Bielsa said: “Factors were
against us. We had to play a
man down, we were a little bit
fragile in defence. But over
the 90 minutes we tried
everything to win.
“When we scored our
second, I thought of making a
defensive change but honestly
I didn’t do it because I didn’t
find the right player at that
moment. In defence, we were
outnumbered. And it’s not a
new fact that we have
problems on set-pieces.
“The fact we dare to play,
sometimes it has negative
aspects but we have a style
we should be faithful to.
“It’s obvious it wasn’t a
necessary foul from Kalvin.
But the player thinks he will
arrive on time and makes a
big effort to do it. The
intention wasn’t to hurt the
opponent.”
NOTTINGHAM
FOREST
(4-2-3-1):
Pantilimon; Darikwa, Hefele (Guedioura 5),
Fox, Robinson; Yacob, Colback; Lolley
(Osborn 65), Carvalho, Cash; Murphy
(Appiah 90). Booked: Robinson, Darikwa.
Goals: Colback 5, 69, Murphy 72, Osborn
76.
LEEDS (4-1-4-1): Peacock-Farrell; Ayling,
Jansson, Phillips, Douglas (Roberts 78);
Forshaw; Harrison (Clarke 46), Hernandez,
Klich, Alioski; Roofe. Sent off: Phillips 42.
Goals: Clarke 52, Alioski 64.
Referee: D England (South Yorkshire).
Jose going wrong way
JOSE GOMES promised on
arrival he would get Reading
out of the Championship –
but League One looks a much
likelier destination than the
Premier League.
The
48-year-old
from
Portugal suffered a nightmare
first home game in charge as
Swansea thrashed his team
4-1. Two goals from Oli
McBurnie and further strikes
from Connor Roberts and
Mike van der Hoorn sunk the
Royals after only 48 minutes.
Substitute Callum Harriott
grabbed a consolation for
Reading on his return after
two years out with injury.
Gomes, with just one point
ROUND-UP
and one goal in his first three
games, said: “We looked
scared. I can promise while
I’m here as head coach we
cannot see this any more.”
Swans manager Graham
Potter said: “I have had better
Christmases so it is nice to
make a good start to 2019.”
Frank Lampard thought
George Saville should have
been sent off for his foul on
Jack Marriott as Derby drew
1-1 with Middlesbrough.
Referee Robert Jones only
booked Saville but Lampard
said: “It felt like a red card to
me at the time.” Derby could
not build on Harry Wilson’s
goal inside 90 seconds and
Jordan Hugill equalised in the
52nd minute.
Daniel Farke felt Norwich
did well to overcome injuries
as they came away with a 1-1
draw at Brentford.
The second-placed Canaries
lost both Marco Stiepermann
and Alex Tettey, but earned a
point with a Timm Klose
header after Julian Jeanvier
gave Brentford the lead.
Manager Farke said: “It’s
difficult to turn the game,
especially when you have to
handle the situation without
several key players before the
game, then injuries during it.”
McBURNIE: Double for Swansea
FOOTBALL: PREMIER LEAGUE
Picture: RICHARD SELLERS
Daily Express Wednesday January 2 2019
Dyche’s men will
meet challenges
SEAN DYCHE has revealed
a clear-the-air meeting
helped Burnley’s squad
rediscover form after
a nosedive towards
relegation trouble.
By Mike Whalley
Boxing Day, with the manager
making five changes for the West
Ham game to shake up his side.
That included dropping keeper
Joe Hart and bringing in Tom
The Clarets had lost Heaton, who made an outstanding
late save from Andy Carroll and is
nine of 11 Premier
set to keep his place tonight.
League matches and
Dyche added: “We do 10-game
tumbled into the
meetings, halfway meetings, and
bottom
three
at different stages of the season.
before
Sunday’s
We always have a certain point
2-0 home win over where we reflect on what we’ve
West Ham.
done and what we’re going to do.
Dyche’s side are This has been standard over six
still in the relegation years.
zone as they travel to
“When you see a team that can
Huddersfield tonight but will perform and it doesn’t, it’s
climb out of it if they can better
confusing. People know we
Southampton’s result at Chelsea.
generally keep things really tight
Burnley manager Dyche
and we are very rarely out
is
going
through
of a game. But we’ve
arguably
the
been out of too
toughest spell of
many this season,
his
six
years
too early.
in
charge
at
“It
is
about
Turf Moor, but
consistency. They’ve
believes his players
been showing it in
are showing the
training, to be fair,
KICK-OFF:
character
needed
with lots of work and
7.45PM
to get themselves right
tactical understanding.
again.
“But I spoke before the
He said: “At the halfway
West Ham game about the trust,
stage of a season you reflect and the trust in yourself, because
make sense of it. We had a meeting
they do know how to deliver a
the other day and just said, ‘Right,
performance.
here we are, this is the reality’.
“It was about reminding them
“We make sure the players
of the simplicity of it but allowing
know in real terms the challenge
them to go out and play.”
that’s in front of us and then it’s
Huddersfield, after their lasta question of how we can affect
minute 1-0 defeat at Fulham on
that challenge.
Saturday, are four points adrift
“We shared a few views on it,
at the bottom of the table and
picked a team, and they then manager David Wagner will choose
showed they were willing to from an unchanged squad.
take the challenge on, because
Yesterday they
completed
that was a performance full
the signing of England
of endeavour, fight and
Under-19 international
STEVE
quality
against
West
Jaden Brown, 19, from
MOUNIE TO
Ham.”
Tottenham on a free
SCORE FIRST
Dyche has regular
transfer, agreeing a
team meetings to talk
contract until the
through the team’s
end of June 2021
progress but this one
with
the
club
came at a vital time
holding an option to
with Burnley sinking.
extend.
He
will
It
followed
a
initially join up with
humiliating 5-1 defeat
Huddersfield’s elite
at home by Everton on
development squad.
HUDDERSFIELD
V
BURNLEY
5/1
Ralph’s target
RALPH HASENHUTTL
says Southampton
need “a perfect game”
to get a result tonight.
The hard-line new
manager faces his third
game against one of last
season’s top six at
Stamford Bridge.
“We know if you want
to take a point or three
against Chelsea you
have to play a perfect
game,” he said.
“We had two crucial
moments against
Manchester City. If you
want to have a chance
against such teams, in
those moments you
have to score [through
Charlie Austin] or get
the penalty [for a
challenge on James
CHELSEA
SOUTHAMPTON
KICK-OFF: 7.45PM
Pablo to rescue
V
By Adrian Kajumba
Ward-Prowse]. We
didn’t. Maybe we get
these moments against
Chelsea.”
Chelsea’s Marcos
Alonso hopes his side
can capitalise on rivals
slipping up with a third
win of the festive break.
He said: “Most of the
teams are dropping
points. It’s important to
get the points during a
difficult time of year.
“You don’t have time
to train, you only play,
rest and get ready for
the next one.”
ZABALETA: Recovering
WEST HAM manager
Manuel Pellegrini is
banking
on
Pablo
Zabaleta getting over
his Christmas illness in
time to shore up his
defence.
The Argentine rightback has missed the
Hammers’ past two
matches, with Michail
Antonio looking very
shaky as his stand-in.
Antonio played in last
Thursday’s 2-1 win at
Southampton but was
caught out of position
as Nathan Redmond
scored, and he then
had a torrid afternoon
in the 2-0 defeat at
Burnley on Sunday.
Pellegrini wants a
quick response after a
WEST HAM
BRIGHTON
KICK-OFF: 7.45PM
V
By Chris Hatherall
rough day at Turf Moor
but complained that a
turnaround
of
just
64 hours between the
trips to Southampton
and Burnley hampered
his team. He said: “Pablo
has
started
moving
again, so perhaps he can
be fit.
“When you lose, you
want to play immediately
but when you play with
the same players, the
same 15 or 16, you want
to have more time to
recover. These games
were too near.”
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Complacency
no-no for Nuno
V
NUNO Espirito Santo
WOLVES
has urged his Wolves
C PALACE
players not to spoil the
KICK-OFF: 7.45PM
stunning win against
Tottenham on
By Matthew Dunn
Saturday by thinking it
players. I hope we will
will be easy to repeat
take a lot of
against Crystal Palace
momentum and
tonight.
confidence from the
Instead, he wants his
win at Wembley. We
team to go out and
should do. We played
trumpet their
very well.
achievements at
“But we must now
Wembley by showing
try to ensure we start
their home supporters
the
same way against
the same levels of
Palace as we finished
commitment that
the game against
earned their 3-1 win.
Spurs.”
“If we think
Palace boss
we can just go
Roy Hodgson
out there and
has said
win because
“chequebooks
we beat
aren’t always
Tottenham
the answer”
then we are
and the club
wrong,” said
will not spend
Nuno. “We will
their way out
have to work
of trouble in
just as hard as
January.
we did on
Palace are
Saturday, if not
NUNO: Victory trying to take
harder. The
Premier League is the
Liverpool forward
toughest and you
Dominic Solanke on
cannot afford to rest or
loan and Hodgson
take it easy.
said: “Sometimes you
“It’s important we
splash the cash and get
make the Tottenham
great success, but
victory look an even
Fulham have spent
better one than it was
more than us and are
by making sure we put
well below us.
on a performance and
“Wolves can
get a result against
congratulate
Palace.
themselves on the
“They are a very
players they’ve bought.
good team with some
Fulham, on the other
extremely talented
hand, might not.”
I’m a Hornets
fan says Howe
V
BOURNEMOUTH
BOURNEMOUTH
manager Eddie Howe
WATFORD
has revealed watching
KICK-OFF: 7.45PM
Graham Taylor’s
Watford as a kid fuelled By Alex Crook
his love for the game.
but they have players
Howe was born in
who can hurt you.
Amersham before
“We are well aware of
moving to Dorset as a
what they can do but
child and the first
we believe in ourselves
stadium he visited was
and in the main our
Vicarage Road.
home record has been
“I was born very
pretty good.”
Bournemouth
close to Watford and
midfielder Jefferson
until I moved down
Lerma, the Cherries’
south when I was 10
record signing, is one
years old I was
booking away from
watching Watford,” he
becoming the
said. “They
fastest player
were in the old
in Premier
First Division.
League history
“There were
to rack up 10
some good
yellow cards
games and it
and a twowas my first
match ban.
experience of
Since the
football.
start of last
“I have
season,
always
including for
watched out
for Watford
HOWE: First love former club
Levante and
results and
they are a club I do like.
his country Colombia,
I always enjoyed going
he has been booked a
to Vicarage Road and
staggering 28 times in
it’s a place with a lot of
50 matches.
memories for me.”
Howe said: “It’s why
And he is wary of the
in some respects we
threat they will pose
bought Jeff, for the
today. “Watford have
physical side of the
done very well this
game. There is a side
season, have been on a
effect to that – he has
similar journey to
picked up bookings. He
ourselves,” he said.
has been unlucky with
“They have had some
a few and some have
good moments and
probably been
some difficult moments deserved.”
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FOOTBALL: PREMIER LEAGUE
EXCLUSIVE
By Ian Murtagh
IT is 50 years since Newcastle
last won a major trophy and
Sir John Hall believes they are
further away than ever from
ending that barren run.
SANCHEZ: Over injury
Busby
record
in sight
for Ole
FROM BACK PAGE
Benitez’s side have only
won one of their last
seven matches and are
just three points above
the relegation zone.
The only real negative
so far for Solskjaer has
been the failure to keep
a clean sheet, with
United having conceded
32 goals already this
season, the most of the
top 11 in the Premier
League table and five
more than Newcastle.
He said: “We are
looking for that clean
sheet. We are looking for
that foundation to let
those front four just go
and enjoy themselves
because, when you
know you are keeping a
clean sheet at the back,
it is easier to perform
and to create chances,
nothing is rushed.”
What is certain is
that, while Solskjaer is
in the hot seat, United
will keep trying to play
with the attacking flair
that has delighted fans.
“You don’t always get
the results and points
you maybe deserve and
it’s about performances
and playing the right
way,” he said. “As long
as you play the right
way, if you dominate
games, then, more
often than not, you’ll
get enough points in
the end.
“You can’t control
if it goes in off the
post or out and
things like that.”
United have not
won at St James’
Park since 2015, with
Matt Ritchie scoring
the only goal of the
game last season.
Solskjaer will have to
make a change in his
defence, with Eric Bailly
beginning a
three-match ban
following his dismissal
against Bournemouth.
Chris Smalling and
Marcos Rojo remain
sidelined through injury
so Phil Jones is set to
come in and partner
Victor Lindelof.
Solskjaer, meanwhile,
has confirmed Alexis
Sanchez will be in the
squad for the first time
since November after
recovering from a
hamstring problem,
while Marcus Rashford
is expected to be
available.
Hall is the former chairman who
was in charge when the Magpies last
came close to silverware.
Under Kevin Keegan, Newcastle
famously blew a 12-point lead in
1995-96
as
Manchester
United
overhauled them. And they also lost
successive FA Cup finals in the same
decade with Sir Alex Ferguson’s side
beating them on the way to their
historic Treble in 1999.
In 1996, Newcastle thrashed the
Red Devils 5-0 in a match Sir John
cites as the high point of his time at
the helm and, as the teams meet at
St James’ Park tonight, he admits his
expectations are very different now.
“What a magnificent day that was,”
he says. “One of the great Premier
League performances which is still
talked about all these years later.
“But do you know something? I’ll
be celebrating if we manage to draw
this one. Back then, the aim every
season was to win the title. Now it’s
all about survival.”
Now 85 and living in the quiet
Northumbrian town Alnwick, 30
miles north of Newcastle, the tycoon
responsible for building the huge
Metro Centre shopping complex
will mark the half-century since
Bobby Moncur lifted the Inter-City
Fairs Cup in 1969 with a mixture of
sadness and resignation.
“There have been a lot of ups and
downs – probably a few more downs
in recent times,” he says.
Picture: JOHN GILES
Forget 5-0, all
Sir John wants
now is a draw
Ashley, the controversial owner who
“I’ve often tried to get my head around
bought the club off Sir John, his son
why it’s been so long. In my day,
Douglas and Freddy Shepherd
maybe we tried too hard.
for £134million in May 2007.
“Had we won the league
Many fans still blame
under Kevin, I am
Sir John for selling to
convinced Newcastle’s
the retail magnate.
history would be very
Eleven years on, he
different.
will not apologise for
“The harsh reality is
doing so but is as
that today, more than
desperate as them for
at any time since 1969,
Ashley to go.
we are probably further
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“Mike came with the best
away than ever from winning
intentions. I firmly believe that,”
something. And there is no
says Sir John. “He wanted to
chance of doing
so
until
there globalise Newcastle and to use the
is
change
at club to market his brand of
goods in the Far East. But he
the club.” Which
brings us to Mike fell out with supporters pretty
NEWCASTLE
V
MAN UTD
GLORY DAYS:
Keegan and
Hall had
Newcastle
competing for
major honours
MARCUS
RASHFORD TO
SCORE FIRST
4/1
Dubravka back to where it started
MARTIN DUBRAVKA has
become Newcastle’s rock –
on and off the pitch.
The goalkeeper is ready to
face Manchester United at
St James’ Park tonight in a
rematch of his debut last
season, when he produced a
remarkable performance in a
1-0 triumph.
Slovakian Dubravka has
now racked up 32 games as
Rafa Benitez’s No1 and has
By Simon Bird
kept 10 clean sheets in a side
fighting relegation.
It has caused European
clubs, including Juventus, to
scout him but manager
Benitez said: “If he continues
to do well, it is good for us. If
he attracts interest it means
he is doing well, a positive.
“He’s an important player
for us, not just because of the
saves that he is making but
because of his character and
his attitude.
“He is very professional, he
is very positive, so he’s
someone that is always good
for any team and is a key
voice in the dressing room.”
His stats make him one of
the class acts in the top
flight. He is ranked fifth for
clean sheets this season, his
six only below the goalkeepers
from the top four clubs,
with Liverpool’s Alisson
leading the way on 12.
Dubravka has also made
59 saves, the seventh
most in the league.
His form is remarkable
considering Benitez took
him from Sparta Prague
on loan 11 months ago,
and signed him for just
£4.3million in the
summer.
quickly and for too many years now
it’s been a holding operation.
“The club is in limbo. Mike’s had
enough and, for everyone’s sake, the
sooner he moves on the better. That’s
my fervent wish for 2019.
“But it’s imperative whoever he
sells to has the finance to take this
magnificent club forward.
“It’s not just about coughing up
£300m – and from what I hear, there’s
nothing yet on the table – but having
the resources to change the whole
club and buy players who can take us
to where we should be.”
A pre-cursor to the UEFA Cup,
Newcastle won the Fairs Cup trophy
in 1969 when they beat Hungarians
Ujpest Dozsa 6-2 on aggregate in
the final, having triumphed 3-0
at home in the first leg. Captain
Moncur scored twice in that
match and their first goal in the
away leg.
They did win the old first
division on four occasions
but the last time was in the
1926-1927 season. Many of
Newcastle’s finest moments
came in the FA Cup – they
are six-times winners with
their last triumph in
1955.
Another cup victory of
any sort seems a long
way off with Ashley
placing no importance
on the competition and
manager Rafa Benitez
likely to play a weakened
side against Blackburn on
Saturday as he makes Premier
League survival his priority.
With a rejuvenated Manchester
United at St James’ Park tonight,
Sir John still smiles at memories of
the time Newcastle went toe-to-toe
with the Old Trafford giants, with a
team
featuring
Alan
Shearer,
Les Ferdinand, Peter Beardsley
and David Ginola inflicting a
humiliating defeat.
“A lot has changed,” he says. “It’s
been quite a fall from grace.
Fortunately, in Rafa Benitez, we
have got a world-class
manager and the fans
are as passionate as
ever.
“But another 5-0
victory this time? No
chance!”
ON FIRE:
Dubravka
has six
clean
sheets
this
term
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WOLVES 2 CRYSTAL PALACE 1
After their memorable win against Spurs on
Saturday, it is London opposition again for Wolves
who are making such an impact on the top flight
and should edge their way to another victory today.
7.45PM
CHELSEA
SOUTHAMPTON TODAY
Emery wins his
battle with boos
MOST people have
suffered on New Year’s
Day from a huge volume
of boos – but Arsenal
manager Unai Emery
took just three minutes
to find the perfect cure.
His decision to replace the
bubbly Alexandre Lacazette
with the comparatively mild
Aaron
Ramsey
with
15
minutes to go was met with
open hostility from a large
number of the supporters
frustrated
by
Arsenal’s
inability to kill off this game.
Three minutes later, when
Sead Kolasinac’s cross was
diverted onto the post by
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,
guess who was in the perfect
place to fire home for 3-1 and
make it safe?
So not only did Emery avoid
a hangover after three defeats
in five games but in the end
his side produced a scoreline
to see in 2019 with a bang.
“In Emery We Trust” may
yet become the maxim at the
Emirates, but there was little
sign of it yesterday as the
home fans took against their
manager
as
Fulham
threatened to come back into
a game Arsenal had pretty
much bossed.
Part of the problem had
been a rare Aubameyang
shocker in front of goal.
Arsenal’s top scorer might
already have had a hat-trick
before he finally added a late
chaser of a goal with a 15-yard
drive which deflected kindly
off Tim Ream.
“I understand the fans but I
need to do my work,” said
Emery. “Every supporter can
have a different opinion on
what tactically we can do. In
Matthew
DUNN
REPORTS
ARSENAL
FULHAM
4
1
my career I have different
moments when I made similar
decisions. We need to have
more information to do that.
“We need also to decide with
a very cold mind in order to
make the best decision.”
With the transfer window
open and Ramsey out of
contract at the end of the
season, any goal now could be
his last.
But Emery, who denied
there had been a conversation
about a loan bid for Chelsea’s
Gary Cahill, said: “He worked
very well in Liverpool. Today
he played 15 minutes and he
scored and helped us for
confidence and to earn a good
result. I want this focus from
him when he’s playing.
“At the moment he’s working
with us and I think, yes, he’ll
be here until the summer.”
For all the superiority of
class the Gunners enjoyed in
the attacking third, it was
that defence of theirs that
was causing consternation
around the ground.
Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon
could have scored twice before
Arsenal got off the mark as his
pace undid a back three of
Laurent Koscielny, Sokratis
and Shkodran Mustafi.
Fulham were having their
own defensive problems and
Granit Xhaka was the one to
take
advantage
almost
immediately after Sessegnon’s
second miss.
His run left Tom Cairney
standing and when Denis
Odoi failed to cut out Alex
Iwobi’s cross, the Arsenal
midfielder had time to take
the ball on his chest and steer
it past keeper Sergio Rico.
Early in the second half
Lacazette drilled the ball into
the net for 2-0 but cue the
unthinkable
as
Fulham
threatened to turn the game
on its head.
Lucas Torreira lost the ball
in midfield and it was fed
eventually
to
Sessegnon,
whose ball across the six-yard
area
reached
Aboubakar
Kamara at the far post.
Three days ago Fulham
manager Claudio Ranieri had
said he “wanted to kill” the
Frenchman after he refused
to give the ball to designated
penalty-taker
Aleksandar
Mitrovic and then proceeded
to miss the spot-kick.
This time Kamara’s finish
was unerring.
Ramsey’s late pick-me-up
seemed more than enough to
ensure Arsenal fans’ glasses
were back to half full.
Kamara apologised to his
manager and the club after
Saturday’s howler and Ranieri
said: “The incident is finished
and I bear no grudges.
“I still want to kill him, but
only softly. My players are like
a son to me so I will kill him
but then give him oxygen.”
ARSENAL (3-4-3): Leno 6; Mustafi 5
(Torreira 46, 5), Sokratis 5, Koscielny 5;
Maitland-Niles 6, Guendouzi 7, Xhaka 7,
Kolasinac 8; Lacazette 8 (Ramsey 75, 6),
Aubameyang 7, Iwobi 7 (Saka 83). Goals:
Xhaka 25, Lacazette 55, Ramsey 78,
Aubameyang 84. NEXT UP: Blackpool (a),
Sat FAC.
FULHAM (3-4-3): Rico 6; Odoi 5, Le
Marchand 5, Ream 6; Christie 6
(Fosu-Mensah 56, 6), Cairney 6, Cisse 5
(Seri 61, 5), Bryan 6; Sessegnon 6, Mitrovic
6, Schurrle 5 (Kamara 61, 6). Booked:
Fosu-Mensah. Goal: Kamara 69. NEXT UP:
Oldham (h), Sun FAC.
Referee: G Scott (Oxfordshire).
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since their home defeat by Leicester on the
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WATFORD
BOURNEMOUTH 1 WATFORD 1
They may have conceded four at Old Trafford on
Sunday but Bournemouth had several good
chances and this will be a tight game against a
Watford side who have impressed this season.
WEST HAM
BRIGHTON
7.45PM
TODAY
WEST HAM 2 BRIGHTON 1
It has been a good Christmas period for Brighton
with a draw against Arsenal and a win over
Everton, but the roller-coaster that has been
West Ham’s season will be on the up again and
they will prove too strong at home.
HUDDERSFIELD 7.45PM
TODAY
BURNLEY
HUDDERSFIELD 0 BURNLEY 0
It could be gritty, it could be dull but in the battle
to stay in the Premier League every point is
crucial. Though if it ends goalless, Burnley will be
happier having also beaten West Ham on Sunday.
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FOOTBALL: PREMIER LEAGUE
Spurs’ title
CLINICAL: Vardy scores the only
goal under pressure from Zouma
Everton stuck in
limbo as Silva’s
tenure stutters
NEW YEAR, same old Everton.
EVERTON
Marco Silva’s arrival in the
summer was supposed to bring
LEICESTER
a revolution but the Toffees start
2019 needing to make a few
By Chris McKenna
resolutions.
Top of the list is to start
not improve, carrying their
winning at Goodison Park again.
woeful form into the new year
Jamie Vardy’s second-half
with just one win in eight games.
strike made this the fourth
Everton sit on 27 points after
league game in a row without a
21 matches – the exact same
win at home for Silva’s side.
tally they had at this stage last
And the manager admits his
season under Sam Allardyce,
players are “anxious and
who was not seen as a long-term
nervous” because of that slump.
manager at the club.
He said: “When you play in
Silva is supposed to be the
this way with easy mistakes, the
man to take the Toffees forward
bad things come to you and
but there is a serious lack of
that’s what happened with the
progression. He said: “I am not
goal we conceded.
here to compare. I am concerned
“We gave them the chance to
with the result we didn’t achieve
do what they came to do. After
and not about the points we
that, if you were anxious or
have now and last season. We
nervous, you will be more so. We
look at the points at the end.”
didn’t play with enough quality
It was quiet inside Goodison
to change the score.”
in a terrible opening 45 minutes.
Festive football can be
While Jonjoe Kenny came close
fantastic but the fourth match in
to a spectacular opener when he
10 days for Everton and fourth in
cracked the woodwork, the
11 for Leicester delivered an
Foxes were the better team.
awful game. The home fans
In the second spell a mistake
made their feelings known
from Michael Keane allowed
with boos at the end.
Ricardo Pereira to slip in
Leicester headed
Vardy. The striker did not
home happier as they
have a sniff in the previous
overcame their surprise
58 minutes but was clinical
defeat by Cardiff to add to
to beat Jordan Pickford
wins over Chelsea and
with a low strike.
Manchester City
EVERTON (4-2-3-1):
in their past four
Pickford 5; Kenny 6,
games. Manager
Keane 5, Zouma 6,
Digne 6; Gueye 6,
Claude Puel says
Gomes 5 (Bernard 62,
he is ignoring
6); Walcott 5 (Tosun
speculation he
70, 6), Sigurdsson 6,
is the favourite
Richarlison 5;
Calvert-Lewin 6.
to be the next
Booked: Digne,
Premier League
Gomes, Tosun.
boss sacked.
NEXT UP: Lincoln
Leicester are
(h), Sat FAC.
seventh and he
LEICESTER
said: “I don’t
(4-1-4-1):
know why,
Schmeichel 6;
Simpson 6, Maguire
but it’s not
7, Evans 7, Chilwell
my concern.
7; Ndidi 7; Ghezzal
The most
5 (Albrighton 46, 7),
important
Mendy 6,
Choudhury 6,
thing is that
Pereira 7; Vardy 7
I show my
(Gray 90). Booked:
quality every
Evans. Goal: Vardy
time.”
58. NEXT UP: Newport
(a), Sun FAC.
The focus
SLUMP: Silva
will soon be on
Referee: M Atkinson
has overseen
(West Yorkshire).
Silva if Everton do
a poor run
0
1
Tottenham kick
off the year in
style to revive
their challenge
CARDIFF
TOTTENHAM
0
3
By James Nursey
HARRY
KANE
and
Tottenham took just three
minutes of the new year to
show they remain a serious
force in the title race.
A shock 3-1 home loss to Wolves
prompted claims that Spurs’ title
bid could be coming down with the
Christmas decorations.
But there was no sign of faltering
here as Kane, Christian Eriksen and
Son Heung-Min lit up the Cardiff
City Stadium with first-half goals.
Their triple blitz in the first 26
minutes silenced the noisy locals
and Cardiff manager Neil Warnock.
Neither he nor his side had much
response to Tottenham’s class as
the visitors took the lead in the third
minute en route to second place.
Leaders Liverpool may still look
a good bet for the title but
Spurs and manager Mauricio
Pochettino are determined
to push the Reds all the
way judging by this
brilliant start to 2019.
Not
only
are
Tottenham’s
stars
delivering,
with
Kane scoring and
helping to lay on
the other goals,
but
previously
maligned squad
man
Moussa
Sissoko continued
his
resurgence
with a powerhouse
display here.
Sissoko
was
involved in two of
Spurs’ goals with
positive
runs
and
passes. And there was
plenty of confidence and
quality about all the
visitors’ slick play as they
cut Cardiff apart.
Pochettino’s side were quickly
on the front foot and took the lead
with their first attack. Kane began
the move with a driving run and,
after Kieran Trippier crossed, Sean
Morrison could only clear the ball
straight to Kane as it ricocheted in
for a fortunate opener.
The goal was the striker’s 18th of
the campaign and means he has now
scored against all 28 opponents he
has faced in the Premier League
after notching against the Bluebirds
for the first time. Classy Tottenham
doubled their lead in the 12th minute
COMPLETE
THE SET:
Kane, below,
finds the net
against the
Bluebirds for
the first time
HOW THEY STAND
Liverpool
Tottenham
Man City
Chelsea
Arsenal
Man Utd
Leicester
Wolves
Watford
Everton
West Ham
Bournemouth
Brighton
Crystal Palace
Newcastle
Cardiff
Southampton
Burnley
Fulham
Huddersfield
after a well-worked move and superb
finish from Eriksen, who picked up
the ball at the top of the box and
created space to hit a low shot into
the corner.
The contest was over by the 26th
minute when Son made it 3-0 after
being released into the box by Kane
and beating Morrison to dispatch a
low shot into the far corner for his
11th strike of the season. After the
break, Spurs might have extended
P
20
21
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20
21
20
21
20
20
21
20
20
20
20
20
21
20
20
21
20
W
17
16
15
13
12
10
9
8
8
7
8
8
7
5
4
5
3
4
3
2
D
3
0
2
4
5
5
4
5
4
6
3
2
4
4
6
3
6
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4
L
0
5
3
3
4
5
8
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F
48
46
54
38
46
41
25
23
27
31
27
28
22
17
15
19
21
19
19
12
A Pts
8 54
21 48
16 47
16 43
31 41
32 35
23 31
23 29
28 28
31 27
30 27
37 26
27 25
26 19
27 18
41 18
38 15
41 15
47 14
35 10
their lead but top scorer Kane fired
over and had other attempts
blocked, while Son had a shot on the
break denied by a combined effort
from Sol Bamba and goalkeeper
Neil Etheridge.
Sissoko was still pinging crossfield passes and running hard in the
final minutes, charging forward
before
shooting
over.
But
Tottenham never had to hit top
gear in the second half as a Cardiff
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tilt not over yet
Pictures: MARK KERTON, MICHAEL STEELE
GREAT DANE:
Eriksen scores his
side’s second with a
superb finish from the
top of the box
Wolves loss
‘was just an
accident’
FROM BACK PAGE
seemed content to avoid further
embarrassment and a major hit to
their goal difference.
There was more than enough in
this display to suggest Spurs should
have high hopes for the rest of 2019
if they maintain these clinical,
ruthless standards.
On the other hand, promoted
Cardiff – who crucially host
Huddersfield in their next top-flight
fixture – are openly aiming for 17th
in their battle. That fight to avoid
relegation is likely to go down to
the wire but, with some shrewd
additions in the transfer window,
Warnock’s side should prove capable
of achieving their ambitions.
CARDIFF (4-3-3): Etheridge 6; Manga 6, Bamba 7,
Morrison 6, Cunningham 6; Gunnarsson 7, Camarasa
7 (Ralls 59, 6), Arter 6; Murphy 6 (Hoilett 46, 6),
Paterson 6, Reid 6 (Mendez-Laing 72, 5). Booked:
Bamba. NEXT UP: Gillingham (a), Sat FAC.
TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Lloris 7; Trippier 7,
Alderweireld 7, Sanchez 7, Rose 8; Winks 7, Sissoko 8;
Eriksen 8, Alli 7 (Llorente 85, 5), Son 8 (Skipp 76, 5);
Kane 8. Goals: Kane 3, Eriksen 12, Son 26. NEXT
UP: Tranmere (a), Fri FAC.
Referee: K Friend (Leicestershire).
RISING:
Son fires
in Spurs’
third goal
before
marking
his 11th
strike of
the
season
with a
dance
consistency is key if Tottenham are
to be seriously considered as title
contenders. He said: “Today we
showed great energy and maturity.
“Now we need to keep that level
and consistency throughout the
season if we want to be there and
fight for big things. We showed
Wolves was just an accident.
“The most important thing is to find
a way to be consistent if we want to
be a contender. We need to believe
more in us. We are in a process of
doing fantastic things.
“Cardiff would have been big on
confidence after their win at
Leicester, so this was massive for us
to put ourselves in a very good
position in the table.
“I’m so pleased for the players
after the Wolves result. It wasn’t a
problem of us being tired, it was
concentration.”
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock
feels Spurs should be told to see
things out at the national stadium,
rather than move to their new
ground, which they expect to do in
the coming weeks.
Warnock said: “The league should
enforce that they play at Wembley
for the rest of the season. They have
made that many cock-ups now with
the timing, I think the Premier League
should now force them to play at
Wembley.
“I don’t think there should be a
chance of any advantage to any of
our opponents really. It’s not our
fault. We should have been playing
at the new stadium ourselves, so I
think they should step in now,
rather than be there in six or
seven weeks, or whatever it is.
“I think they should be there until
the end of the season, and the league
should enforce it now.”
GUARDIOLA: Formidable
‘Battle
will go
down
to wire’
FROM BACK PAGE
think about is 54 points.
It’s unbelievable, to be
honest. That’s really
strange and feels
strange.
“All we can do is keep
going, recover first of all
after Arsenal and then
prepare for the next
game.”
Liverpool have been
in scintillating form over
Christmas and battered
Newcastle and Arsenal
by an aggregate score of
9-1, but Klopp is wary of
any complacency
creeping into his side.
He insists they cannot
assume they will beat
City because Pep
Guardiola’s side are still
so formidable.
“We all know that
Man City are a fantastic
football team. Who can
go there and think,
‘Probably we will win’?,”
he said. “No team in the
world, not even us.
“We have to go there
and try everything to
get a result.”
City striker Sergio
Aguero says they do not
need to change their
style to beat Liverpool.
“Our focus should be
on our own game. We
are confident in our
playing style and we
believe it’s the most
effective to lead us to
victory,” he said.
“This is football and
anything can happen,
but we will play as we
always play as it has
served us so well.”
Aguero refuses to
panic at City’s poor
recent haul and insists
the title race will go the
wire.
“There’s no denying
it’s a huge game for
both clubs,” said the
Argentinian.
“Direct clashes
between leading teams
have a major impact
towards the end of the
season.
“December didn’t pan
out the way we wanted
it to and now we’ve got
more ground to make
up so that makes the
game even more
important.
“But we’re only in
January and there are
still plenty of Premier
League games ahead of
us and, from the looks
of it, there are three or
four teams angling to
win the title. It’s going
to come down to the
wire.”
56
Daily Express Wednesday January 2 2019
OLE CAN MATCH BUSBY
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER can
achieve something only Sir Matt
Busby has done before with
Manchester United when he takes
charge of his fourth match at
Newcastle tonight.
Solskjaer, left, has made a
dream start to his interim role at
Old Trafford, overseeing three
victories and 12 goals scored.
The Norwegian’s predecessor
Jose Mourinho also won
CARDIFF 0
DON’T MIND THE GAP
JURGEN KLOPP has dismissed
Liverpool’s seven-point lead over
Manchester City ahead of
tomorrow’s showdown at the Etihad.
Liverpool have powered away from
City in the title race on the back
of a nine-match winning run to make
Kopites believe this will finally be
the season their 29-year wait to be
crowned champions ends.
But manager Klopp, left, insists
they are not thinking about their
his first three league matches in
charge but lost his fourth and only
Busby, who chalked up five
successive wins, has ever had a
better start.
Solskjaer has been aided by the
fixture list, with Cardiff,
Huddersfield and Bournemouth
hardly the most formidable
opposition, and the same can
be said for Newcastle. Rafa
TURN TO PAGE 52, COLUMN 1
By David Anderson
advantage as they prepare for the
big clash. He says they are just
focused on themselves and take
confidence from their 54-point haul
from 20 games.
He said: “We don’t think about
the gap, not for a second. What we
TURN TO PAGE 55, COLUMN 5
3 TOTTENHAM
HOLDING ON: Tottenham’s Son
celebrates scoring their third
goal and Pochettino embraces
opposition manager
Warnock, below
Picture: MATTHEW CHILDS
BACK IN
BUSINESS
Spurs rekindle
title hopes with
‘massive’ win
By Dave Armitage
TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio
Pochettino hailed his side’s win
at Cardiff as “massive” saying
it showed the defeat by Wolves
was “just an accident”.
Spurs bounced back from the
disappointment of that 3-1 loss at
home on Saturday to return to
second in the table, six points behind
Liverpool. And Pochettino believes
TURN TO PAGE 55, COLUMN 4
Vardy turns
a new leaf
JAMIE VARDY was finally
able to put a spectacular
goal celebration into motion
as his strike gave Leicester
a 1-0 win at Everton in the
first Premier League match
of 2019.
He followed his goal with
a somersault and said:
“I’ve had that in the locker
for a while, saved it for a
special occasion, and what
better occasion – a new
year, a new me.”
MATCH REPORTS: PAGES 53-55
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