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A KILLER was on the run last night
after stabbing a man to death in front of
his 14-year-old son on a suburban train.
The victim, 51, was attacked by a stranger on
the 12.58 from Guildford to London Waterloo.
The killer pulled out a knife and plunged it
into the father’s neck before leaping out of the
train at the next station. A woman passenger
said: “There was a lot of blood in the carriage
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Daily Express Saturday January 5 2019
DISGRACED MP Fiona Onasanya has
been expelled from the Labour Party after
being convicted of perverting the course of
justice.
The Peterborough MP, who faces a
possible jail sentence for lying to police to
avoid a speeding charge, had already been
suspended from the party.
She was convicted of the offence at the
Old Bailey last month but has so far refused
to resign her Commons seat.
Labour officials confirmed yesterday
that Onasanya, 35, was thrown out of the
party shortly before Christmas.
She won the marginal seat with a majority of just 607 from Tory Stewart Jackson at
the 2017 election just 18 months ago.
Parliamentary rules require the removal
of an MP who is jailed for 12 months or
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The Health Lottery is Health Lottery Scotland.
Fiona Onasanya refused to resign
Surging cost of
energy fuels leap
in families’ bills
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more. Even if the sentence is less than that
a recall petition can force a by-election if it
is signed by more than 10 per cent of the
local electorate.
The MP, a solicitor, was convicted after a
retrial of colluding with her brother Festus
to avoid a speeding conviction after her car
was clocked at 41mph in a 30mph zone in
the village of Thorney near Peterborough
in July 2017.
Last month Onasanya sent a message to
fellow MPs after her conviction comparing
herself to Jesus.
She wrote: “Christ was accused and convicted by the courts of his day and yet this
was not his end but rather the beginning of
the next chapter of the story.”
HOUSEHOLD bills rose by
an average of £147 in the last
year, largely due to soaring
energy
prices,
research
revealed yesterday.
The average Briton is now
£12 per month worse off than
this time last year and faces
an annual total of £1,996 for
four key bills, according to a
study by comparison website
MoneySuperMarket.
Energy bills saw the largest rise, with the average
annual cost of the top 30
cheapest dual-fuel tariffs
increasing by £151 during
2018.
Home insurance has also
seen a steady upturn with an
average increase of £22, from
£118 in January 2018 to £140
now.
Meanwhile, the cost of car
insurance dropped slightly
by £9 and the average life
insurance bill fell by six per
cent (£17).
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Tom Flack, editor-in-chief
at MoneySuperMarket, said:
“2018 was another actionpacked year… but at the end
of it, Brits are worse off financially, with household bills
increasing by £147.”
The average energy bill
now stands at £1,033 per year,
17 per cent more than this
time last year (£882).
A price cap of £1,137 a year
for a dual-fuel tariff was
introduced on January 1 to
stop customers being overcharged.
Industry regulator Ofgem
has estimated that the cap
will save 11 million households around £76 a year.
Campaign group Fuel Poverty Action said rising energy
prices were “devastating” for
thousands of Britons struggling to heat their homes.
A spokesman said: “The
recent
price
cap
only
scratches
the
surface.
Theresa May promised this
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Britain’s wheat production suffered because of the weather
KITCHEN staples like
bread and butter are
among foods whose price
has been hiked – thanks
to last year’s weather.
A sliced loaf costs up to
eight per cent more than
this time last year, after
the hot summer led to the
smallest home-grown
wheat crop since 2012.
According to trade
journal The Grocer, pitta,
crumpets and croissants
have seen similar rises.
Dairy produce is also
hit, with wheat the key
ingredient for cattle feed.
Butter prices have gone
up by an average of two
cap back in May 2017, and it
was to be worth £100. Now it
is forecast to save the average home £76 – and prices
have risen by double that in
the last year alone.
“The huge increase in
energy prices is devastating
for many households’ health
and even survival. Last winter well over 15,000 people
died due to cold homes – 40
per cent. Other spreads
may be even more
expensive if they rely on
rapeseed oil, which also
saw its crop wilt.
Potato crops – with
delayed planting due to
the Beast from the East
cold snap and then the
summer’s heatwave –
means the price of most
potato products is higher
and shortages will remain
through to this summer.
As for fish with your
chips – prices are, on
average, five per cent
higher thanks to the
weather and falling quotas
for some species.
per cent more than in the
previous five years.”
Campaigners have also
warned that rising wholesale
energy costs may force
Ofgem to raise the cap.
The regulator is due to
publish an update next
month confirming the level
of the cap from April.
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HOUSE price growth
slowed sharply last
month, recording the
weakest annual growth
in nearly six years.
The rate fell from 1.9
per cent in November to
0.5 per cent in December
– the poorest level since
February 2013, according
to the Nationwide
Building Society.
House prices were
down by 0.7 per cent
month-on-month.
Across the UK, the
average house price in
December was £212,281.
London and some
commuter belt areas
have seen house prices
dip year-on-year.
In the capital, the
average house price in
the fourth quarter of
2018 was £466,988 – 0.8
per cent lower than the
same period in 2017.
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Northern Ireland was
the strongest performer,
with house prices in the
fourth quarter up by 5.8
per cent to £139,599,
followed by the East
Midlands and Wales,
where house prices lifted
by 4 per cent.
Nationwide chief
economist Robert
Gardner said the fall in
December “marks a
noticeable slowdown”.
He said: “It is likely
that the recent
slowdown is attributable
to the impact of the
uncertain economic
outlook on buyer
sentiment.
“Near term prospects
will be heavily
dependent on how
quickly this uncertainty
lifts, but ultimately the
outlook for the housing
market and house prices
will be determined by
the performance of the
wider economy.
“The economic outlook
is unusually uncertain.”
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Daily Express Saturday January 5 2019
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makes splash on beach
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SIR Paul McCartney and his family
are making a splash in the
Caribbean on a New Year getaway.
The Beatles star, wearing a black
long-sleeved top with tie-dye effect
shorts, looked far younger than his
age, 76, as he gave a thumbs up
sign while frolicking in the surf.
He laughed, joked and
gesticulated at photographers as
he spent the afternoon on a beach
on the tiny island of St Barts on
Thursday.
He was joined in the crystal
waters by his fashion designer
daughter Stella, 47, who showed
off her body in a stylish plunging
black swimsuit covered
with tassels.
Stella looked as relaxed as her
father with her hair slicked back
and wearing large shades.
She was there with her husband
Alasdhair Willis, also 47, and
Sir Paul’s wife Nancy
Shevell, 59.
Stella and Alasdhair,
who she married back in
2003 are parents to Miller
Alasdhair James, 13, Bailey
Linda Olwyn, 12, Beckett Robert
Lee, 10, and eight-year-old Reiley
Dilys Stella.
Sir Paul has been spotted out
and about on the island and
enjoyed lunch with Chelsea FC
owner Roman Abramovich, 52, on
his £1.2billion superyacht Eclipse
just before New Year’s Eve.
Every year Sir Paul takes the trip
to St Barts to soak up some winter
sun over the festive season... but
work and music are never far from
his mind.
He revealed recently that there
are times when he reforms The
Beatles in his dreams and often
thinks of his
late band pals
John Lennon
and George
Harrison.
“John and George
are still a big part of
my life, always will be,”
he said.
“It would have been great to
get the Beatles back together
again. But we can’t, so, sadly,
that’s not going to happen.
“I often think about them with a
lot of sadness, because they should
still be here. In John’s case (shot
dead in 1980), it was a terrible
thing. In George’s (he died of
cancer in 2001), a terrible illness.”
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SMOKERS and drinkers will be
targeted in a new £183million NHS
scheme over the next five years, health
chiefs announced yesterday.
Preventative measures will see
Alcohol Care Teams in those hospitals
with the country’s highest number of
admissions help those who have a
drink dependency.
All smokers admitted to hospital
will be encouraged to quit and more
than half a million patients given help
to quit the habit.
The strategies are part of a renewed
focus on prevention – including drives
to tackle obesity and diabetes
– to stop patients developing serious
illnesses such as cancer, heart
disease.
The NHS will spend £157million on
the strategies to help smokers and
£26million on initiatives to tackle
alcohol abuse.
Alcohol-related admissions to hospital have grown by 17 per cent over
the last decade and cost the NHS
in England an estimated £3.5billion
every year.
In 2016/17 there were 337,000 estimated admissions – 2.1 per cent of the
total. Alcohol Care Teams could be
present in up to 50 hospitals.
Smoking costs the NHS around
£2.6billion annually.
It is hoped the schemes will save
the NHS millions of pounds each year
and curb demands on the ailing health
service.
They are part of the NHS’s Long
Term Plan, commissioned by Theresa
May in June when she announced
a funding boost for the NHS of £20.5billion per year by the end of 2023.
The full plan is expected to be published on Monday following a delay
due to the Brexit chaos, and will outline the next 10 years of healthcare in
England. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said: “Drinking to
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smoking and drinking
as the NHS tackles
our deadly health sins
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excess can destroy families, with
the NHS too often left to pick up the
pieces.
“Alcohol and tobacco addiction
remain two of the biggest causes of ill
health and early death, and the right
support can save lives.
“The NHS Long Term Plan delivers
a sea-change in care for a range of
major conditions like cancer, mental
ill health and heart disease, as well as
stepping up to do more on preventing
ill health in the first place by giving
patients the support they need to take
greater control of their own health
and stay fitter longer.”
Alcohol Care Teams will offer
24-hour support, including advice
about reducing alcohol consumption,
20-40 minute counselling sessions, and
medically assisted help to give up
drinking.
They could prevent 50,000 hospital
admissions and almost 250,000 bed
days over five years.
Existing teams in Bolton, Salford,
Nottingham, Liverpool, London and
Portsmouth have already seen a
reduction in A&E attendances, bed
days, readmissions and ambulance
call outs.
Every smoker admitted to hospital
will also be offered NHS help to quit.
Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK’s
director of prevention, said: “Most
smokers want to quit so it’s great news
that NHS England is promising to
help them end their addiction.
“This will ensure patients get the
support they need and save the NHS
much needed funds.
“But smokers outside the hospital
setting need help to give up too.
“The Government must ensure local
authorities have enough money to
invest in services so that smokers can
get support in their communities as
well as their hospital.”
Mothers-to-be will benefit from oneto-one support to improve their own
health and give their newborn babies
the healthiest start in life. The most
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THE NHS England Long Term Plan
is funding support to help smokers
quit because it is cheap and
effective, and can help reduce
demand on our overburdened NHS.
For example, smokers are five
times more likely to get influenza,
a major contributor to the annual
winter bed crisis, which already
looks worse this year than last.
Babies of mothers who smoke
are more likely to be born
prematurely, and to require
emergency or even long-term
healthcare.
Stopping smoking improves life
expectancy and quality of life for
every patient, including those
recovering from an operation or
a heart attack, or undergoing
treatment for cancer, diabetes or
The major new initiative is designed to help people to look after their health and watch how much they drink
recent figures show that women in
England are among the most likely to
smoke during pregnancy with an average of 10 per cent still lighting up at
the time of their baby’s delivery.
This doubles the risk of stillbirth,
substantially increases the likelihood
of miscarriage and triples the chances
of sudden infant death.
The number of pregnant women
who smoke varies dramatically across
the country, ranging from two per cent
in London’s Kensington and Chelsea
to more than one in five in Blackpool.
The areas with the greatest level of
need will be prioritised, with 600,000
people being supported to quit over
the next five years.
An estimated 15.1 per cent of UK
adults – around 7.4 million people –
are smokers. Public Health England
(PHE) has called for the Long Term
Plan to commit to reducing this to five
per cent by 2030.
PHE chief executive Duncan Selbie
said: “Investing in prevention is the
smartest thing the NHS can do.
“Tobacco kills 1,500 people a week
so helping people to quit when admit-
ted to hospital helps them, their families and the taxpayer.
“And it is equally smart for hospitals
to have new expertise focused on
supporting the most alcohol dependent people. Both measures announced
today will save thousands of lives and
help the NHS remain sustainable into
future years.”
Royal College of Physicians president, Professor Andrew Goddard,
said: “Helping people give up smoking
is a cost-effective means of both
improving health and reducing
demand on NHS services in the
future.
“Every contact a health professional
has with a patient is an opportunity to
help the patient give up smoking,
having a system in place to treat
tobacco dependency with allocated
funding will help make it happen.
“The focus on management of alcohol-related disease is also very welcome. It is an increasing problem in
our hospitals where many patients first
come to the attention of the NHS.”
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A lowering in the threshold
used to determine whether a
patient suffers from “severe to
profound” deafness means many
more will soon qualify for the
life-changing technology.
The new guidance comes from
the National Institute for Health
and Care Excellence (NICE).
It recommends that the hearing
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only hear sounds louder than 80
decibels in hearing level (dB HL)
at two or more frequencies
without hearing aids – down from
the previous threshold of 90dB HL.
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‘He didn’t stand a
chance. There was
blood everywhere’
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NHS will spend £157million on strategies to help smokers quit their habit
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Campaign...Deborah Arnott of Ash
dementia. It’s never too late to quit
smoking, however sick you may
be. A third of lung cancer patients
still smoke at the time they are
given the devastating news that
they have the disease.
If they stop smoking they can
nearly double their life expectancy
after treatment and live more
comfortably. But the vast majority
of cancer patients who smoke
are not being advised to quit, let
alone given the support they need
to succeed.
Despite dramatic declines in
recent years, more than one in six
adults smoke and it is still the
leading cause of premature death
in the UK.
Smokers lose on average
10 years of life, and for every
death caused by smoking another
20 people are suffering from
serious illnesses and disability
caused by smoking.
The NHS Plan commitment to
helping patients quit smoking is
welcome. But as the government
gives with one hand to the NHS, it
takes from the local government
public health budget with the other,
reducing the funding and
availability of community stop
smoking services.
What we now need is a reversal
of these cuts so smokers don’t
need to wait to get sick before they
can get help to quit.
and I don’t think the poor chap
stood a chance.”
The father and his son got on
the train at the same time as the
killer at London Road station in
Surrey, a short distance from
Guildford, said police.
Witnesses said that an argument
broke out between the pair and
the attacker.
After the stabbing, the killer
jumped off at Clandon, just four or
five minutes down the line, and
fled into the leafy suburban lanes
which surround it.
The train continued to Horsley,
the next stop, where police and
paramedics boarded and desperately tried to save the victim but
he bled to death where he lay.
Police do not believe the victim
and suspect knew each other.
Detectives have described the suspect as a black man in his 20s or
30s, of slim build with a beard,
about six feet tall, and dressed all
in black with white trainers.
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They said he was dangerous and
should not be approached by the
public.
Matt Phelps, 35, who works in
West Clandon, said that police
officers had said the suspect was
not “dressed for the weather” in a
T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms, and
strikingly bright white trainers.
A woman, who was not named,
added: “A man was seen in a field.
He had no hair on his head but
had a black beard. Someone said
that he had been seen in a field
and accosted a woman walking
her dog.
“He apparently said to her ‘I am
in a lot of trouble’, before he
dropped his hat and ran away.”
The hat was later recovered by
the police who are examining it for
forensic clues.
Superintendent Paul Langley,
from British Transport Police, said
early indications suggested the
victim had multiple stab wounds.
Train on which the killing took place at Horsley station, Surrey, yesterday
He added: “The victim’s son would
have been nearby when his father
was fatally wounded.
“This would have been an
horrific and hugely traumatic
event to have witnessed and we
are providing him with as much
support as possible.
“At this moment I would ask the
public to contact police urgently
by calling 999 if they see anyone
matching this description. Please
do not approach him.”
Detective Superintendent Gary
Richardson added: “This was a
shocking and violent attack which
took place in broad daylight.”
Supt Langley added: “This was
an incredibly frightening incident
for passengers travelling on the
train.”
It is understood the stabbing
was caught on CCTV cameras on
the train. The killer and victim are
likely to have been filmed by security cameras at London Road. The
suspect’s flight from Clandon
station is almost certain to be
have been recorded as well.
The line between London Road
and Horsley goes through some of
Britain’s most expensive residential districts.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling described the incident as
“tragic”, adding: “Our deepest
sympathies are with the victim
and their family.”
The train line between Guildford and Effingham Junction
stations remained blocked last
night while police investigated.
Natalie Jones, a passenger on
the train, praised the train crew
for the way they responded as
“nothing short of incredible”.
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the NICE Centre for Technology
Evaluation, said: “The appraisal
committee listened to stakeholder
concerns regarding the eligibility
criteria for cochlear implants being
out of date. Upon review it was
concluded this needed to be
updated.
“The new eligibility criteria for
cochlear implants will ensure that
they continue to be available on the
NHS to those individuals who will
benefit from them the most.”
There are more than 613,000
people over the age of 16 with
severe to profound deafness in
England and Wales.
Offered to those who do not
benefit from acoustic hearing aids,
cochlear implants include parts
worn outside the body, under the
skin and in the inner ear. The
microphone picks up sounds which
are turned into electrical signals
and are sent to the brain.
This provides a sensation of
hearing, but does not restore
hearing. The price of a cochlear
implant for the NHS ranges from
around £12,250 to £15,600.
Vicki Kirwin, a children’s
audiologist at the National Deaf
Children’s Society, said: “Cochlear
implants can have an incredible
impact on the lives of thousands of
deaf children. With this updated
guidance, Britain will go from
having some of the strictest criteria
in the developed world for
accessing cochlear implants to
being at the forefront of giving this
technology to deaf children.”
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BRITAIN is to divert money to
tackle the Channel migrant
crisis as France announced
plans to increase patrols near
ports and beaches.
More than 500 people, mainly
Iranians, attempted the perilous
crossing in small boats last year,
with 276 reaching British waters,
France’s interior ministry said.
Officials are “looking at how
best to use” tens of millions of
pounds agreed under the Sandhurst Treaty last year to combat
rising numbers of attempts to
enter Britain illegally.
Last night France confirmed
major ports and beaches along
its northern coast will now be
under 24-hour surveillance to
snare organised criminal gangs.
Britain to spend ‘tens of millions’
to tackle Channel migrant crisis
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Britain will continue providing technology such as drones,
radars and video surveillance.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid
said: “I wholeheartedly welcome
this action from our French colleagues and it is vital we continue to work together to tackle
the situation in the English
Channel.
“France’s plan will operate in
conjunction with the action that
the UK is taking to protect our
border and prevent the loss
of life.”
French interior minister Christophe Castaner said: “This plan
should allow us to end these
crossings by migrants who are
not only illegal, but also
extremely dangerous.
“It is in our interest, as it is for
the UK, to not allow new smugglers to operate, which would
attract new migrants.”
Mr Javid has struck a deal
with Defence Secretary Gavin
Barclay
warns on
danger of
fresh poll
A SECOND EU
referendum would
“trigger a very populist
reaction” and worsen
political divisions in
Britain, the EU Exit
Secretary warned
yesterday.
Stephen Barclay said
it would “trigger even
more disagreement” as
he insisted the Prime
Minister’s deal could
still win the backing of
MPs in this month’s
“meaningful vote”.
“The current division
in Britain would be small
compared to the tensions
that would be caused by
a second vote. It would
continue to split our
nation,” he told German
newspaper Die Welt. Mr
Barclay also warned that
holding a second vote
would mean delaying
Brexit as Britons would
have to go to the polls to
vote for MEPs in May.
“Even our European
colleagues cannot be
interested in it [a second
referendum] because
that would trigger a very
populist reaction,” he
said. Foreign Secretary
Jeremy Hunt has also
warned another vote
would have “devastating
social consequences”
for the UK.
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Williamson for HMS Mersey to
be deployed, as three Border
Force vessels are currently in
ports in Greece and Gibraltar.
Sources have said the Home
Office will pay the Ministry of
Defence £20,000 a day for the
Navy to patrol the Channel as
hundreds of migrants attempt
the voyage to the UK.
Charlie Elphicke, Tory MP for
Dover, said: “Having the Navy
patrol the Channel is a good
short-term measure, but there is
no doubt our borders are best
patrolled by Border Force who
have the experience and decades of training. It is difficult to
understand why they still might
be in Mediterranean ports and
hopefully they will come back as
soon as possible.
“Everyone knows Greece, Italy
and Spain have hundreds of cutters and hundreds of border
patrol vessels and they are best
placed to patrol their borders,
just as Border Force is best
placed to patrol the UK borders
and keep us safe and secure.
“That is why I have been calling for the cutters cruising in the
Mediterranean to return to take
back control of our borders and
to bring an end to the migrant
crisis in the English Channel.”
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THE refugee who hit out at economic
migrants who cross the Channel
to reach Britain told yesterday how
he was rushed to hospital after
learning that his claim for asylum
had been rejected.
Amer, 35, revealed the shock of
facing deportation was too much to
bear after the death of his father
weeks earlier and he collapsed.
He told how he escaped his
homeland in the Middle East after
he was hauled before a sharia court
EU chiefs ‘ready
to help’ the PM
win Brexit vote
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THERESA May stepped up her
push for fresh assurances from
the EU about her Brexit deal
yesterday amid reports Brussels
chiefs are ready to help her win
a crunch Commons vote.
The Prime Minister spoke
to European Commission President
Jean-Claude
Juncker
about possible clarifications to
the backstop mechanism.
Their telephone call last night
followed reports Cabinet ministers expected the EU to offer a
guaranteed limit on the backstop before the so-called “meaningful vote” at Westminster in
the week beginning January 14.
A Brussels source described
their exchange as “friendly” and
said the pair were due to talk
again next week.
But senior Tories fear the
assurance will fall far short of
demands from Tory Eurosceptic
rebels and the Prime Minister’s
parliamentary allies in the Democratic Unionist Party.
It means Mrs May still faces
a huge challenge to persuade a
majority of MPs to support her
deal in the vote. A Downing
Street spokesman said: “We
want assurances and are work-
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yesterday claimed the EU was
ready to promise that it did not
want to keep the UK permanently in the backstop, a temporary customs link designed to
guarantee an open border
between Northern Ireland and
the Irish Republic.
A declaration could say triggering the backstop was “not
the desired outcome” or it will
operate “only for a short period”.
A Cabinet source was quoted as
saying: “The Commission made
clear privately before the Christmas break there will be something helpful coming in the week
before the vote.”
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, a
Leave campaigner and critic of
Mrs May’s Brexit plans, said:
“Whatever Brussels offers will
not be enough. The whole deal
is flawed. It is time to go for a
no-deal break with the EU. We
won’t be crashing out, we will be
cashing in as we would not be
handing over a £39billion divorce
fee for nothing in return.”
DUP MP Sammy Wilson said
yesterday his party still planned
to oppose Mrs May’s deal.
He said: “It’s not just because
of the regulations which Northern Ireland would be subject to
with the backstop, but also we
would have to treat the rest of
the United Kingdom as a third
country. We would not participate in any trade deals which
the United Kingdom may enter
into in the future.”
Mrs May’s allies claim if her
deal is voted down in the Commons she would try again.
In the meantime, she has
invited all Tory backbenchers to
drinks parties in Downing Street
next week to try to persuade
them to back her deal.
and charged with blasphemy in
2016. He flew to Britain and claimed
asylum within three days.
It was six months before he
attended a Home Office interview
and two weeks later he was called
back to hear the outcome.
He said: “A woman read out the
decision that had been made. It was
a short statement telling me my
asylum claim had been denied. I
was in such a state of shock that
I collapsed and passed out.”
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Theresa May spoke to Jean-Claude Juncker last night
Truckers in rehearsal
for no-deal port chaos
DRILLS testing how Britain’s roads will cope with
border disruption following a no-deal Brexit are to
be held next week.
Operation Brock will see 150 lorries trial the
route to Dover from Manston Airport, which has
been earmarked for a mass HGV holding facility
should the M20 in Kent become jammed.
Drivers selected by the Department for
Transport will be testing the “safest optimum
release rate” of lorries from the airfield near
Ramsgate on to the A256 on Monday morning.
A DfT spokesman said ministers did not “expect
or want” a no-deal scenario “however, it is the duty
of a responsible government to continue to prepare
for all eventualities and contingencies”.
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A BIG-HEARTED couple who
scooped almost £115million
on the lottery have vowed to
spread their good fortune
among family and friends.
Patrick and Frances
Connolly have drawn up a list
of 50 lucky people who will
benefit from their windfall.
They are the UK’s fourthbiggest lotto winners after
scooping £114,969,775.70 in
the Euromillions New Year’s
Day draw.
Frances, 52, said: “This is
a massive sum and we want
it to impact on the lives of
people we know and love as
well as on our future too.”
She told how she and her
husband had sat in stunned
silence when they realised
the size of their win. “We
don’t really do excited,” she
said. “But we celebrated with
a cup of tea and a hug.”
Patrick, 54, added: “We
didn’t sleep a wink that night.
It still hasn’t really sunk in.”
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The couple won the lottery
the week before – but it was
just £2.60. Businessman
Patrick, who said his wife
“nagged” him to buy a ticket,
rechecked their big win four
times, saying: “I was sure it
was a scam.”
The pair, who have three
daughters and three
grandchildren, rent a house
in Moira, County Down, but
now plan to buy a bungalow.
Frances said choosing who
to give to would be “really
tough”. But one beneficiary
will be St Francis FC, the
community football club
in Hartlepool where she
worked and where the
family lived for 25 years.
The couple’s twins Fiona
and Natalie, now 24, used
to play for St Francis.
Daughter Katrina
Smith, 30, laughed: “Dad
will have to be careful or
Mum will give it all away!
They have spent their
lives helping people out.”
Picture: LIAM MCBURNEY / PA
Frances
and Patrick
Connelly
celebrate
their win
yesterday.
The couple
plan to
leave their
rented
house, left,
and buy a
bungalow
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RUSSIA was warned not to use
UK citizens as “pawns in
diplomatic chess games”
yesterday after a former US
Marine with joint British
citizenship was arrested in
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Cancer mum dies
after brave battle
for earlier testing
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A BRAVE cancer victim who
campaigned for the cervical
screening age to be lowered has
died at the age of 31.
Mother of four Natasha Sale
launched a petition calling for
the threshold to be lowered
from 25 to 18, after she was told
she had cervical cancer in 2016.
Last August Natasha, from
Newton Abbot, Devon, was
given 12 to 15 months to live
but she died three days after
Christmas.
So far, the online petition she
started has received more than
78,000 signatures and is nearing
the target of 100,000 it needs
to be considered for debate in
Parliament.
Best friend Amanda Scott
described Natasha as a “warrior
who fought long and hard”.
She said: “It absolutely breaks
my heart to be writing this and
never thought in a million years
you’d be taken from us.
“We have grown up since
nursery my true life-long friend.
I still can’t get my head around
it and doesn’t seem real, God
only takes the best and you
were an absolute warrior.
“You fought long and hard
Natasha Sale died aged just 31
and proved many wrong time
and time again.
“You were an inspiration and
such a caring beautiful woman,
always helping others and worried about others more than
yourself when you were going
through such a tough time.
“You were the best mother to
your four beautiful children who
will never forget you and will
always be reminded of what a
legend you were.”
Natasha was diagnosed with
stage three cervical cancer at
the age of 28.
She underwent 25 rounds of
Pictures: VIVIEN KILLILEA / GETTY, SWNS
radiotherapy and six of chemotherapy before being transferred to the Royal Devon and
Exeter Hospital for internal
radiotherapy.
Three months later doctors
gave her the devastating news
that the cancer had spread to
her abdominal lining and lung,
meaning it was incurable.
She was given two to three
years to live.
In February, Natasha was
given a chance at more time
with her children Josh, 12, Ella,
11, Lily, nine, and four-year-old
Oakley.
Her scan looked positive so
the doctors decided to remove
the tumour on Natasha’s lung.
However, in June she was
taken to hospital with severe
pain after the lung tumour grew
again and spread to her bowel,
bladder and uterus.
Doctors gave her about 12 to
15
months
to
live
and
she started palliative chemotherapy, however six days after
her 31st birthday Natasha
passed away.
A Facebook page called Natasha’s Army has been set up in
her memory, with family and
friends encouraging people to
keep signing her petition.
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BRITISH acting talent is set to
be the toast of Hollywood as
stars battle it out at tomorrow’s
76th Golden Globe Awards.
Olivia Colman, who played
Queen Anne in The Favourite,
and Emily Blunt, who starred as
the legendary nanny in Mary
Poppins Returns, will be vying
for the prize of best actress in a
comedy or musical at the Los
Angeles ceremony to be staged
at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Claire Foy is in the running
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for best supporting actress for
astronaut drama First Man,
while Richard E Grant has been
given the nod in the male
category for Can You Ever
Forgive Me?
A Private War’s Rosamund
Pike is in the running for best
actress, while Hugh Grant,
Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard
Madden, Matthew Rhys and
Sacha Baron Cohen are all in
with a chance of an award
for their roles on the small
screen.
Some of the British contingent
attended the Palm Springs
Film Festival on Thursday,
where Colman won a Desert
Palm Achievement Award for
The Favourite.
She said: “Thank you for
inviting me here and proving
that you are real. I always
imagined Palm Springs was sort
of like Narnia.”
Olivia Colman
and Emily Blunt
in Palm Springs
and, inset, with
her award
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Pictures: PA, CHRIS GORDON
Fusilier Lee Rigby was murdered by Islamists
Conman told to pay
back a fraction of
£18k he took from
fund for tragic Lee
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A CONMAN who pocketed more than
£18,000 meant for the son of murdered
soldier Lee Rigby was ordered to pay
back just £3,000 yesterday.
Fraudster Gary Gardner, 56, used
the cash to “prop up” his overdrawn
bank account and to make a charity
single he “knew would be a flop”, his
trial was told.
Lorry driver Gardner, who was
jailed for two and a half years for fraud
in September, has now been told
he must pay the Jack Rigby Charitable Trust £3,247.53 within three
months or face another two months
behind bars.
Fusilier Rigby’s widow Rebecca, 34,
told jurors during the trial that
neither she or Jack, now eight, “ever
received a penny” from Gardner after
he stopped answering calls or emails.
Her husband was hacked to death,
aged 25, by Islamists Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale outside Woolwich Barracks in south-east
London in May 2013.
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But the paltry sum Gardner must
pay back, after benefiting from
£18,318, sparked fury.
David Banks, of Veterans for Britain, told the Daily Express: “Lee Rigby
was a volunteer at one of the
Royal Palaces and worked
there off his own back. His
personal acumen and dedication to duty is just too
often overlooked.
“For a little boy to
lose his dad at that
age, your heart
goes out to him
and the family.
“To
think
there is this
further insult
to
add
is
unacceptable. For a
common
criminal to
target
the
Rebecca and
Jack at a
remembrance
service in 2015
Gardner at his fraud trial last year
family that has been hit so hard
is appalling.
“There seems to be failings where
crimes like this do not bring proper
redress, either to the family or those
who have donated in good faith.”
Gardner
organised
truck-pull
events in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the
Leicestershire village of Medbourne,
and Market Harborough, and in
Stroud, Gloucestershire, which were
attended by thousands, including Mrs
Rigby and Jack.
At yesterday’s Proceeds of Crime
Act hearing at Leicester Crown Court,
Judge Philip Head told Gardner, of
Medbourne: “I am told you have
assets in the sum of £3,247.53 and
I make a confiscation order for that
amount. You have three months in
which to pay it... you will serve
a further two months in prison
if you do not.”
In a statement, Mrs Rigby
had said the court case was
like reliving the trials of
her husband’s killers and
“would draw the eyes of
the world upon us
again”. She said: “I
feel disgusted about
Mr Gardner not
making good his
promises
with
regard to my
son and abusing my family
name.”
Britney to care for sick dad
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Work hiatus...Britney Spears
BRITNEY Spears is taking an indefinite break
from work to care for her father as he recovers
from a life-threatening illness.
The singer, 37, who has famously battled
mental health issues, thanked fans for their
support, and said: “I am dedicating my focus and
energy to care for my family.
“We have a very special relationship. I want to
be with my family at this time just like they have
always been there for me.”
Jamie Spears is recovering after suffering a
ruptured colon and undergoing major surgery
two months ago.
Refunds will be available for cancelled dates.
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PRINCE Harry is to be at the centre
of Britain’s biggest military drill
against Russia in 20 years.
As head of the Royal Marines, the
Duke of Sussex has secretly agreed
to join more than 1,000 elite
commandos practising a counterattack against a Russian invasion.
Sources say the 34-year-old former
Army captain, dubbed “H” by the
Marines, will spend days “totally
immersed” in exercises against a
possible Russian attack on Norway.
The Arctic warfare exercise was
signed off by Defence Secretary
Gavin Williamson as a warning to
Moscow amid escalating Russian
aggression towards Europe.
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War bride... Meghan is expecting first child in spring
Tensions between London and
Moscow have also been on a knifeedge since Russia’s novichok nerve
agent attack against ex-Moscow spy
Sergei Skripal and his daughter
Yulia in Salisbury, Wilts, last March.
A senior military source said:
“Prince Harry will be totally
immersed in the exercise and he will
be privy to top-secret battle plans.
“It will be high-tempo, extremely
realistic, and the Marines will see it
as a very positive message of encouragement to the Corps.
“They are the main force who will
protect Europe’s northern flank in
the event of a conflict, the tip of the
spear, and it is important Harry is
amongst the troops.” Harry will
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deploy to Norway in weeks, flying
from RAF Brize Norton.
He will join British troops from
42 Commando, as well as US, Dutch
and Norwegian Marines. A total of
8,000 troops are involved.
It is likely Harry will don the
Marines’ prized green beret and an
Arctic warfare smock as he is invited
into the command centre of Britain’s Joint Expeditionary Force.
His Cold War deployment comes
as he and wife Meghan are expecting their first baby in the spring.
Harry has told his closest friends
of his “excitement” to be “back in
the military fold” where he has
always felt most comfortable.
The “battle” sees elite forces parachuting or travelling by boat to the
front line, light armoured Marine
vehicles moving in, mortar, rocket,
artillery and anti-tank attacks and
Marines skiing into the fray.
A senior royal source said: “The
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NE of the most pernicious increases
in living costs for people is heating
bills. These hurt the elderly and the
least well-off most of all, and even
causes winter deaths as some try to
save money.
So it is a matter of grave concern that
the 30 cheapest dual-fuel tariffs are
increasing by £151 during 2019. This
comes on top of a general increase in
bills, which averages out at just over
£12 a month per household.
The fuel price cap introduced in
January was a good move, and not
before time, as households were being
ripped off by energy firms. But it now
seems that they are trying to make up
for their lost profits by raising the
minimum prices, which is unacceptable.
Ministers need to look at this issue
carefully and ensure that we all,
especially the most vulnerable in our
society, are not having our pockets
picked by energy firms.
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E WOULD like to congratulate
Patrick and Frances Connolly for
their wonderful start to the year
with a £115million lottery win – a
Northern Irish record.
The generous-hearted couple should
also be praised for their decision to
draw up a list of 50 lucky people they
want to help out with their winnings.
Their humble response of celebrating
with a cup of tea and vow not to join
the “jet-set” is also a tribute to their
decency and an example to others.
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HETHER it is a quick gin and
tonic, a glass of wine with dinner, a
tipple of sherry or maybe a pint at
the local, many of us enjoy a drink over
Christmas and at other times of the
year. And, of course, there is no harm in
it in moderation.
But the effects of excessive drinking
and alcoholic addiction are clear to all,
and NHS England chief executive
Simon Stevens is right to say that it can
destroy lives and families. So, as many
people prepare for “dry January” to
recover from the excesses of the festive
period, it is a good time for the NHS to
launch its blitz on problem drinking
with a new long-term plan.
The introduction of alcohol care
teams in the 25 per cent worst-affected
areas is good news. But the figures are
stark because the NHS expects this to
prevent 50,000 admissions and almost
250,000 bed days over five years.
This will of course save the taxpayer
millions of pounds, but in the end we
should not have to rely on the state to
try to limit our drinking habits.
While having an alcoholic beverage is
a pleasurable and social activity it is
one that people need to do with a sense
of care and proportion.
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AST night my wife made
an apple crumble. I
haven’t got an especially
sweet tooth – I’d rather
have a plate of cheese
any day instead of dessert. But I do make an exception for apple crumble.
It was so good I went back
for seconds. Even as I was eating it I knew I shouldn’t be.
While some people can eat anything and everything and not
put on a pound, that’s not me.
At this time of year, when most
have us have overindulged,
many of us realise that we really
do need to lose a few pounds.
We need to take action to do
something about it.
For myself, it’s more than
a few pounds. To be blunt: I
am obese. In a line-up of
sumo wrestlers and me, you
would be pushed to spot the
odd man out.
I have tried all sorts of diets
and exercise plans and I have
never stuck with any of them.
And I see the result of that in
the mirror every day. But while
I’ve always thought I had nothing to blame for this except
eating too much and exercising
too little, it turns out it is not
my fault at all.
It is your fault. Yes, you.
According
to
Professor
Andrew Goddard, president of
the Royal College of Physicians
(RCP), obesity “is not a lifestyle
choice caused by individual
greed, but a disease caused by
health inequalities, genetic
influences and social factors”.
See? By “social factors”, he
means you.
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HICH only goes to
show that you can
be both extremely
clever and very stupid. Because
the idea that obesity is a
disease is not just risible – it is
also dangerous and likely to
make obesity far worse.
The RCP’s recommendation
that we reclassify obesity as a
disease is an example of the
victim culture that has taken
hold across so many areas.
Even doctors, a group you
might have thought likely to
rely on science and evidence,
turn out to be as susceptible
to political and ideological
fads as anyone else.
And the victim culture, in
which no one is ever wholly to
blame for their own behaviour,
is the modern ideological fad.
From child abusers and murderers to muggers and thieves,
supposed experts testify to
SCALES OF INJUSTICE: Tackling obesity has become a weighty issue in Britain
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how a criminal is actually just
another victim – of their
upbringing, their social circle
or their circumstances.
You might think this concept
of victimhood had no place in
dealing with obesity, where
there is a very simple formula:
eat a lot, don’t exercise, you get
fat. But instead of working from
this, with the obvious consequence for those of us who are
obese – eat less, exercise more,
be less obese – the RCP is
giving us a “get out of jail
free card”. It’s not our fault.
It’s society.
This might seem clever: a
sympathetic pat on the back
that might help “victims” of
obesity lose the stigma and feel
more inclined to tackle the
problem. In reality, it is the
opposite. If I am a victim,
whether of my genes, my economic circumstances or my
peers, then I am, in effect, helpless. If it’s not about my lack of
willpower but a disease from
which I suffer, then how can
I be expected to use that
willpower – which, disease or
no disease, remains and will
always be the only way obesity
can be tackled?
When doctors speak, many of
us give their words far more
credence than any other professionals. But medics are no
less prone to parroting ideological nonsense than anyone else,
and this is especially true of
those doctors who get involved
with medical politics.
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Goddard turns out to be
yawningly predictable in
his prescription for tackling
obesity – it’s all about government action and laws and very
little about individual responsibility: “It is governments, not
individuals, that can have an
impact on the food environment through regulation and
taxation, and by controlling
availability and affordability.”
None of this is to deny that
health inequalities, genetic
influences and social factors –
the three factors cited by the
RCP – have some influence. So
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too can all sorts of other things,
such as the weather, the decline
of the family meal and our sedentary lifestyles. But in the end
obesity is a matter of personal
responsibility and, yes, lifestyle
choice. It really is only my fault
that I am fat and no one else’s.
Quite apart from the implications for my own health, understanding this and not making
excuses for it matters, because
obesity really must be tackled.
According to Public Health
England (PHE), two-thirds of
adults and a quarter of children
between two and 10 are overweight, and one in four adults
is obese. Even if one takes those
estimates with a pinch of salt
(PHE’s survival as an organisation depends on it coming up
with all sorts of scary stories
about our health) then it’s still
clearly a key issue.
It is estimated to cost the
NHS £5-6billion a year. As
Simon Stevens puts it: “If we
keep piling on the pounds
around the waistline, we’ll be
piling on the pounds in terms
of future taxes needed just to
keep the NHS afloat.”
But while obesity has huge
financial consequences for the
NHS, and for the obese themselves, it is the very worst kind
of ideological pretence to classify it as a disease. The obese –
which means me – choose to
eat too much and choose to do
nothing about it. We are not
victims of anything except our
own indulgence.
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Tom and
Peter sang
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On The Voice,
Peter Donegan,
youngest son of
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SIR TOM JONES chokes back tears
when a contestant on The Voice turns
out to be the son of his old friend
Lonnie Donegan.
In tonight’s opening show,
Sir Tom turns his chair during the
blind auditions to see Donegan’s
youngest son Peter, 35 – without
knowing the identity of his dad.
After realising who Peter is, the pair
sing an impromptu duet of I’ll Never
Fall In Love Again, a Lonnie Donegan
song Sir Tom recorded in 1967.
Known as the “King of Skiffle”,
Scots-born Donegan, who died in
2002, was a huge influence on many
artists including The Beatles, The
Who and Queen.
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Sir Tom, 78, said: “I just couldn’t
believe it. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
is a song that I still do in my act on
stage. It was quite emotional singing
it because a couple of the notes
I couldn’t get out. It just stuck in
my throat.
“I didn’t know Lonnie had a son that
young. He was married three times
and Peter’s mother was Lonnie’s last
wife. She was very young when he
married her. And he was older than
me – which is old! I didn’t expect it.”
Sir Tom, who missed shows last
year because of poor health, said he
was thrilled to have Peter on his team
and added: “That’s another good
thing about The Voice. People can still
see I am alive and kicking.”
Fellow coach Olly Murs said he had
to fight back tears for another reason
– because the song reminds him of
his break-up with former girlfriend
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PAUL Hollywood’s ex-wife Alex
has spoken for the first time
about the “abrupt” end to her
marriage, comparing it to a
motorway car crash.
The couple’s 20-year union
ended in November 2017. Alex,
54, said she needed a long time to
get her “head round” the split.
And she said she does not know
if she can ever “trust again”.
Alex told Prima magazine: “No
one should underestimate how
separation and divorce can hit
you. I compare it to a moment
where you’re driving along the
motorway and then the next
moment, something beyond your
control happens and you’re driving in a completely different direction. You have to give yourself
time to get your head round it.”
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The couple first split in 2013
after it was revealed the celebrity
chef had a brief affair with
Marcela Valladolid, his co-host on
the US show The American
Baking Competition.
Paul and Alex later reunited
before separating again after four
years. Appearing to refer to her
52-year-old husband’s affair with
his co-star, she said: “Paul and
I had an ordinary marriage.
It lasted for 19 years with a
hiccup in the middle and then an
abrupt end.
“But I have our son and I had to
be strong for him. Now I look
ahead and think about what
I’ve gained.
“The main thing is having the
freedom to do what I want to do,
so it feels like a door opening.
I’m feeling very positive at the
Alex: End of
my marriage
to Paul was
like a crash
moment.” Paul confessed at the
time that his affair with his
co-star was the “biggest mistake”
of his life, adding “it’s my fault”.
Talking about that decision,
Alex said: “I don’t regret taking
Paul back that first time. I never
regret anything I’ve done.
“I thought things through and
it was the right thing to do for me
and my son. Hindsight is a
wonderful thing but if you make a
decision you stick with it.”
She said that she felt “hurt”
by Paul, who has since moved
on with 23-year-old barmaid
Summer Monteys-Fullam. He
maintains there was no overlap.
Alex said: “I don’t feel angry
with Paul – though there’s a
certain amount of hurt.
“Anger is emotive and I’m not
carrying that around with me. All
it does is upset you. I’m
not embarrassed that it
didn’t work out.
“I need to focus on being
me and if you worry about
what people think it won’t
work.”
Alex said while her focus
was now very much on their
son, she would find it difficult to date again after the
end of her marriage.
She said: “I don’t know if
I will find someone else.
“I’m sure at some point
I’d like to go out for dinner
and a drink with someone.
“I don’t know how easy it
will be to trust again but I’d
like to think I would.”
¬ Read Alex’s full interview
in Prima magazine, which
is out now.
Francesca Thomas. “When I broke up
with my ex, that was one of the songs
I listened to. It was a heartbreak song.
When Tom sang it next to me I was
like, ‘Don’t. Cry. Keep. Strong. Man
up’. It was emotional,” he said.
ITV’s new run of The Voice goes
head-to-head against Simon Cowell’s
new series The Greatest Dancer.
Murs said the rival BBC1 show
was the underdog.
He said:“They should be
more worried about us, right?
They will be watching us!
They have the greatest
dancer – we have the greatest
singer, the greatest Sir, the
greatest producer and the
greatest forehead.”
Pictures: LIZ McAULAY/PRIMA, GETTY
Alex spoke
for the first
time about
her split
from Paul
Hollywood,
below, in
the latest
edition of
Prima
magazine,
inset
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Killer Chafer attacked pensioner
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Girl’s murderer who nearly
killed a woman after being
freed is jailed for life again
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spend a minimum of 17 years in
jail – meaning he will be at least
74 before a further release on
parole can be considered.
Flanked in the dock by three
security officers, Chafer looked
down throughout the hearing at
Cambridge Crown Court.
The killer was found guilty of
attempted murder and attacking
ex-serviceman
Mark
Patchett, who confronted Chafer
after he heard his neighbour’s
screams.
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A CHILD sex killer who almost
murdered a woman after he was
freed from prison was jailed for
life for a second time yesterday.
Stephen Chafer, 57, was on
parole when he attacked dementia sufferer Fay Mills, 60, in a row
over a garden rake.
Mrs Mills’s wounds were so
bad, the first police officers on
the scene feared she was dead.
Miraculously, she survived
despite suffering a cut throat
and a brain injury when she was
stabbed in the eye during the
frenzied attack.
Chafer was first jailed for life
for the savage murder of threeyear-old Lorraine Holt in January 1979. He was just 17.
Known to Lorraine’s family,
Chafer spotted the little girl crying in the snow outside her home
in Derby.
The monster gave her some
sweets and carried her to the
grounds of a nearby vicarage
where he sexually assaulted her
and stabbed her 39 times.
Lorraine’s family were certain
he would attack again if released
and pleaded with the Parole
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Chafer murdered Lorraine in 1979
Board never to allow Chafer back
on the streets.
But the killer, who now calls
himself Stephen Leonard, was
freed twice.
First let out in 2002, he was
back behind bars in 2013 when
he set fire to his flat.
Chafer was freed again in
August 2017 and attacked Mrs
Mills at her home in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, just 10
months later. He was ordered to
Mr Patchett, who suffered a
cut to his face, said in a statement that he saw Mrs Mills lying
in “a house of horrors...with
blood everywhere”.
Charles Falk, prosecuting,
described her survival as “frankly
a miracle”.
The victim’s daughter, Sheila
Mills, 32, had known Chafer as
Stephen Leonard for 15 years
but had no idea of his background, the court heard.
She and her boyfriend went
away for the weekend leaving
Mrs Mills in his care.
Mr Falk said: “She had gone
away for the first time with her
partner and newborn son.
“Because her mother suffered
from dementia, she wanted to
have everything in place.”
Chafer assured her he would
check on her mother.
Mr Falk added: “She didn’t
know this weekend would change
her life for ever.”
Miss Mills described her
mother as her “best friend”.
She said that her condition
had “deteriorated enormously”
since the attack and that she
“was not the mother she left at
home before she went away”.
Last week, Miss Mills told how
she was devastated when she
discovered
Chafer’s
murder
conviction.
“How could I have known this
guy for so long without his probation warning us?” she said.
Lorraine’s father Jim Holt, 63,
also criticised the authorities,
saying: “It has brought all of
Lorraine’s death back, not just
to me, but to the whole family.”
The Parole Board said: “Tragically, there are rare occasions
when offenders go on to commit
serious further offences after
being released.”
Dementia sufferer Fay Mills was savagely stabbed
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STRUGGLING to change your bedding covers could be a thing of the past
– thanks to the creation of machinewashable duvets.
Marks & Spencer has launched
an all-in-one “supremely washable”
printed duvet which does not require
any additional covers.
It dries out well within a day of being
put in the wash and may encourage
people to freshen up their bedclothes
more often.
Starting at £32.50, they are available
in single to super-king sizes and have
already won the hearts of some happy
customers who described the concept
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An M&S spokesman said the duvet,
which is available in four colours, was
designed with “convenience in mind”
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He added: “This duvet features
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Reviewing the product, one person
wrote: “These duvets are an absolute
godsend. My son in particular moves
around a lot in his sleep and his duvet
No more standing precariously by the bed trying to change covers now M&S has launched its all-in-one duvets, above
covers were forever slipping. Not so
last night where he had a warm night’s
sleep under his new blue duvet.”
Another said: “So easy to make bed
and wash, even a teenage boy can
manage it!”
One mother posted: “My daughter
loves her new mint one. I haven’t
washed them yet but I’m happy that
they should dry in a day. Nothing to
dislike.” But while the product has
scored rave reviews, it is not the
only washable duvet system on the
market.
The Fine Bedding Company offers
the £35 Night Owl Duvet – a 7 tog
choice that comes in a grey and yellow
pattern from John Lewis. According to
a recent study by reviews website
Mattress Advisor, the average person
changes his or her sheets once every 24
days and a pillowcase on average every
24.6 days.
But experts recommend we wash
our bedding at least every two weeks
to avoid a build-up of oils, sweat, saliva
and skin cells.
Football
ace ‘took
cocaine’
AN ENGLAND football
star was sent home from
a nightclub after he was
spotted snorting cocaine
in the toilets, it was
reported yesterday.
The international was
witnessed “doing a line”
of the class A drug by
a horrified team mate
from his Premier League
club, it was alleged.
The incident is said to
have happened during
a pre-Christmas
get-together, following
an away game.
A club insider said:
“One of the players saw
him ‘doing a line’ in the
toilets, then half an hour
later he was all over the
place. His jaw was
working overtime and
he was a mess.
“He wasn’t just drunk.
The gaffer was furious
and got him out the
back door and into a
taxi thinking he had
drunk too much.”
Sources said the
player had provided
clean samples to drug
testers just a day earlier
so knew he could snort
cocaine without the risk
of being tested again in
the next few days.
Players face a ban of
up to three months by
the Football Association
for their first positive
test for class A drugs.
Six footballers failed
tests for recreational
drugs last season.
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Depp as
Jack
Sparrow
in 2006’s
Pirates
Of The
Caribbean:
Dead Man’s
Chest
JOHNNY Depp will miss out on a
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swashbuckler’s bounty of cash after
being axed from the Pirates Of The
profit shares. Now the studio has lifted
Caribbean franchise.
that burden of that huge money deal.”
Disney Studios’ decision to drop
In October original Pirates creator
Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow has
and franchise script writer Stuart
saved the company £73million for
Beattie was the first to publicly reveal
his wages.
that Disney Studios is ditching the star
Depp was on a rising wage deal for
and reworking the entire premise.
his iconic role thanks to his five
Beattie admitted that Depp’s work as
outings, which have amassed box
Sparrow will be “his Hollywood legacy”.
office of more than £3billion.
Depp, who has been dogged by
He earned just under
personal dramas over
£62million for 2017’s
the past four years,
Pirates Of The
saw his last outing as
Caribbean: Dead Men
Sparrow in Dead Men
Tell No Tales – it was a
Tell No Tales become
tenth of the film’s
the lowest-performing
revenue of £630million.
film of the series.
Currently Deadpool
Beattie nodded and
writers Rhett Reese
confirmed on camera
and Paul Wernick are
the reboot means Depp
working on a script
is out of the frame: “I
for a new trilogy to
think he’s had a great
introduce a fresh
run. He’s made that
gang of pirates.
role his own and it’s
They have
become the character
been told that
he’s most famous for.”
Depp, 55, who
Beattie feels no
Depp was set to get £73million
earned about
matter what Depp does
£170million from the franchise,
next, his career high point will be
has made his final journey as the lead.
defined by Sparrow. The actor, known
A movie source said: “Disney’s
for cult hits such as 1990’s Edward
move to walk away from Johnny in the
Scissorhands, was not expected to
future films will save them a packet
become a star with the release of
– pretty much half of their entire
2003’s The Curse Of The Black Pearl
production budget. It is a business
Australian Beattie admitted: “We
move to walk away from Johnny as
were making a big movie and we were
much as a creative one.
putting this quirky, independent actor
“He was the biggest earner in
in the middle of it and people thought
Hollywood purely for a film salary.
we were crazy. But when it all came
Robert Downey Jr gets more for his
together, something clicked and it was
Marvel films but only due to back end
magic and connected with audiences.”
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Our family’s
time to ring
the changes
AT LAST it’s all over. Sit
down, take a deep breath,
relax. This has been the most
full-on, hectic Christmas and
New Year I can remember – and it’s
all down to the younger generation
and the gods of romance.
Cupid’s first strike resulted in
our daughter’s wedding on the
weekend before Christmas. His
second arrow took flight in
Cornwall, when our youngest son
proposed to his girlfriend at
midnight on New Year’s Eve.
But first, the daughter’s
wedding, at a picture-perfect little
country church in Berkshire,
decorated with blazing bright red
poinsettias, holly and white votive
candles. Chloe looked stunning
in her beautiful white dress
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with a long mermaid-style train.
Bridegroom James was
ridiculously handsome in his
wedding suit, and Richard beamed
with pride as he gave his little girl
away. Then off to a lovely intimate
dinner at a nearby hotel.
So, three out of our four
offspring were now officially
spliced. When would the last of
them follow suit?
Two days later we drove down to
Cornwall with our last-born, Jack,
his girlfriend Isobel and their
six-month old baby son, Kit.
Richard and I knew (though Izzy
didn’t) that Jack was intending to
propose, the culmination of a
dramatic saga in which he had
already lost the ring (or rather, the
jeweller lost it), and our poor boy
spent two manic days trying to
find it.
So, retrieved ring firmly in his
pocket, Jack took his gorgeous
girlfriend down to our little
Cornish beach just before
midnight on New Year’s Eve,
leaving us to babysit. Thankfully,
Izzy said “yes”.
I’ve written here before that
when all your kids are of marrying
age you begin to feel like Mrs
Bennet in Pride And Prejudice,
left, all nerves and fluttering
anxiety as you observe their
amorous progress. I’m happy for
them and happy for myself, but I
cannot wait for all the nuptials to
be finally over. One more wedding
to go – no idea when – and then I
can retire from marriage-making.
Still, who could be
curmudgeonly about such a
brilliant and loving Christmas? I
really have felt I’m living between
the combined pages of Pride And
Prejudice and A Christmas Carol.
Let’s hope the literary influence
will continue throughout 2019 and
I’ll finally finish my own third
novel – which incidentally is
about love, marriage – and ghosts.
Four weddings and a funeral? I
sincerely hope not.
MANY of us have taken a chance on a spot of illegal parking – a quick
stop outside the newsagent’s to grab a paper; a fast drop-off of
someone at the station; staying in a parking bay a few minutes after
the ticket’s expired. But most baulk at pinching a space clearly marked
for disabled drivers. I’ve never knowingly done it and I bet you haven’t either.
Yet to my astonishment it turns out that fraudulent use of Blue Badge
disabled parking privileges is rife, and goes largely unpunished. This week it
was revealed that in 2018 more than 60 per cent of English local authorities
did not pursue anyone caught falsely using the scheme. Dodgy drivers
apparently “borrow” someone else’s Blue Badge, or simply swipe one from a
disabled driver’s dashboard (the number of stolen badges increased almost
50 per cent year-on-year to more than 4,000).
There are, of course, worse crimes, but what sort of lowlife so casually
commits this one? If you know a Blue-Badge fraudster, turn them in – and
INSIST the council prosecutes them.
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SLIM pickings at this time of
year for most newspaper
columnists. Some use the old
trick of recalling the passing
year’s highs and lows, which is fair
enough, but seeing as it’s already
January 5 it’s a bit late for that.
Others serve up pre-prepared,
reheated dishes that were clearly
written weeks ago as a hedge
against the expected Christmas/
New Year news drought. Again, fair
enough, but for some perverse
reason I quite enjoy the element of
risk in leaving one’s weekly page
open to inspiration and events.
Or at least I thought I did. It’s
been an unusually quiet period and
by the middle of the week I started
to panic. What to write? Who to
praise/slag off/celebrate/condemn?
Everyone’s hibernating, even
Jeremy Corbyn, always good for a
few hundred words.
Then, in the nick of time,
technology rode to this writer’s
rescue. It’s been a fascinating week
for scientific breakthroughs, from
tiny robots that could soon end the
misery of roadworks, to the
discovery that ancient so-called
Irish “miracle mud” really does
cure sickness.
But let’s start with the most
spectacular science story of the lot
– Nasa’s flyby of the most distant
world ever explored; a chunk of
space rock four billion miles from
Earth. The peanut-shaped object,
about 20 miles long and nine miles
wide, is a leftover lump of rubble
from this planet’s formation around
five billion years ago. I love the
name mankind bestowed on it
when it was discovered in 2014 by
the Hubble Space Telescope
– Ultima Thule. Well, not so much
bestowed as borrowed. Ultima
Thule is how the Romans described
the northern edge of the known
world (what we now know as the
I
LIKE most people I
know, Richard and I
have come down with
rotten colds this
holiday. I’m counting on the
flu jabs we had to stop them
getting much worse.
But our six-month-old
grandson suddenly started
barking like a seal while he
was with us here in Cornwall.
An extraordinary noise I
haven’t heard since watching
Dr Finlay’s Casebook, right,
on TV. Kit had croup, an
illness so Victorian I thought
it had disappeared along with
Dickens.
Thankfully a dose of
steroids at the local medical
centre fixed him overnight
– croup used to be a killer.
A
AS Judy
writes we
were overrun
with family over
the holidays so couldn’t
settle down to give the BBC’s
adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les
Misérables a proper go. We’ll
watch it on catch-up later. But
critics are raving about Lily
Collins as Fantine and
Dominic West as the thief
Valjean. A deferred
New Year’s treat.
Can’t wait.
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DESTINY IN THE STARS: New Horizons spacecraft and, inset, Ultima Thule
Shetland Islands – 2,000 years ago,
they were as mysterious and
remote as their namesake today).
Reproducing the mathematical
calculations and advanced physics
required to rendezvous with what
amounts to a speck of dust beyond
the outer edge of our solar system,
and at a closing speed of more than
nine miles a second, would take up
more pages than this newspaper
has. But Nasa’s best and brainiest
cracked it. And the craft they sent
for the flyby, the aptly-named New
Horizons, performed perfectly,
sending back photographs which
even at the speed of light took six
hours to reach us.
Blurred and fuzzy at first, the
photos are expected to resolve into
pin-sharp images of what amounts
to the distant past – OUR past. It’s
at moments such as this I believe
wholeheartedly in mankind’s
destiny: to escape to the stars.
From deep space to the ground
beneath our feet. On New Year’s
Eve came a late Christmas present
for motorists – it was reported that
an army of tiny robots could make
roadworks a thing of the past. The
Government is putting £26 million
into a project to send the robots
– about half-an-inch big – down
water, sewage and gas pipes to
make repairs from the inside,
rather than digging up the road.
“It’s like keyhole surgery for the
ground,” one scientist behind the
idea said. “It should be up and
running inside five years. No more
roadworks.” Let joy be unconfined.
Finally to Boho in Co Fermanagh.
For centuries the soil there has
been famed for its healing
properties. Locals swore that if you
took a handful and slept with it
under your pillow, sore throats,
coughs, toothache and infections
would vanish. Now a new
microbiology study has proven that
Boho’s dirt really does contain a
powerful bacterium that can tackle
many superbugs resistant to
conventional antibiotics.
“It shows folk legends shouldn’t
necessarily be dismissed,” one
researcher said. Or put another
way; the answer really could lie in
the soil.
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ESTHER Rantzen’s children have formed
their own version of Childline and turned
it on its founder, their mother. In what they
describe as an “intervention” they
confronted her with her punishing workload and
insisted she slow down.
Esther, 78, said they forced
her to look at her diary and
admit she was not
scheduling in enough time
for family. They said: “Mum,
you’ve got grandchildren,
you love spending time with
them, so why aren’t you
doing it?”
Esther says her New
Year’s resolution is to
do exactly that.
Good. Because
that’s REAL life,
Esther.
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JUST when you thought it
time for the Brexit claptrap
to take a seasonal break,
giving us all a bit of respite
from the doom and gloom, that
wonderfully jolly quango Public
Health England ruined Christmas
anyway. What a lovely time to tell
us that we’re eating too much.
It demands that our intake of
sandwiches and ready meals
A
should be capped at 544 calories
each. Pizzas must not exceed 1,040
calories. A regulation which, if
passed, will put thousands of
small restaurants out of business.
I remember my mum giving us
sugar butties for a treat. Not to
mention “dip” butties (bread
soaked in fatty juices of the
Sunday roast as it cooked) and
dripping butties, made with
solidified meat fat after it had
cooled. But mum knew we, like
other kids in our street, would run
it off, as we charged up and down
the back alley playing games.
Chief health tsar Dr Sally
Davies delights in being called the
nation’s top nanny. Pity she does
not recall the REAL top nanny’s
dictum: “A spoonful of sugar helps
the medicine go down”.
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a bird flew into his helmet in a
horrific freak accident.
Sam Beecroft, 21, was on his way
to work as a baggage handler at
Newcastle airport when the pigeon
swooped, smashing into the side of
his head.
Sam lost control of his Yamaha
bike and crashed into a fence, breaking his back.
Despite four months of intensive
treatment, Sam is confined to a
wheelchair.
But he counts himself lucky to
have survived the crash in his home
town of Morpeth, Northumberland,
in August 2017.
He said: “I should have died. I was
about eight millimetres from breaking my neck.
“It was a freak accident, I've never
heard of another motorbike rider
being paralysed after hitting a bird.
“That same day the doctor told
me, ‘You’ll never walk again’.”
But determined Sam is now riding
motorbikes again, including at
Silverstone Circuit, the home of British motor racing.
Sam, who lives with his father Ian
and stepmother Gill, also drives a
modified car, works out at the gym
five times a week and plays wheelchair rugby.
He said: “There were some dark
times but I just have to get on with
my life.
“I’m lucky to have what I have.”
Ryanair voted
worst airline
RYANAIR has been named the worst
airline serving British airports for
the sixth year in a row.
In a survey by consumer magazine
Which? passengers gave the carrier
the lowest possible rating for boarding, seat comfort and refreshments.
Of those who said there was one
airline with which they would never
travel, 70 per cent named Ryanair.
The airline has faced criticism for
changing its hand luggage policy twice
last year, resulting in charges for those
flying with small wheelie suitcases.
Which? said the carrier made
£1.75billion last year from extras
such as assigned seating and luggage
fees. Ryanair said the research was
“totally unrepresentative” and did not
take account of its low fares.
Ryanair received a customer score
of 40 per cent. Thomas Cook Airlines
also scored poorly with just 52 per
cent. However, Channel Islands
carrier Aurigny scored 82 per cent.
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K
HIRSK was once most
famous for its race course,
a medieval church and
the 18th-century cricketer
Thomas Lord. Then in 1970
a local vet wrote the first of
eight books about the animals
and the people who he met in the
course of his work and Herriot
Country was born.
And to this day the legacy of
James Herriot – whose real name
was James “Alf” Wight – lives on in
the BBC TV series All Creatures
Great and Small and the local
attractions which are destined to
be for ever associated with his
name.
Now a Channel 5 documentary,
Yorkshire Vet Country: The Herriot
Story, lifts the lid on a modest
family man – who in life jealously
guarded his privacy – through
interviews with his children, former
colleagues and farmers he served.
“He would always say that his
happiest times were when we were
young and he was at his most
impoverished and hard working,”
said his daughter, Rosie.
“He said: ‘I would be driving
round the farms and I would feel
happiness touch me on the
shoulder’.”
The programme takes the viewer
on a journey through Herriot’s
extraordinary life: from his days as
a novice vet in the practice in
Thirsk that he later made so
famous, to his favourite beauty
spots where he took his children
Rosie and Jim and their mother,
Joan, on family picnics.
The practice at 23 Kirkgate in
Thirsk is now a museum but,
sitting in the kitchen of the building they once called home,
sister and brother reminisce
about their happy childhood.
“It was so cold,” recalls Jim,
laughing. “They had stone flag
floors and my mother scrubbed
them every day. Farmers coming in all the time, great muddy
boots. They never took their
boots off, ever. So my mother
had even more floors to scrub.”
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WORK: Alf
Wight, better
known as
James Herriot
and, inset, with
Rosie at her
wedding, a
family day out,
and his son Jim
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OTH children remember
a
hard-working
father who was absolutely devoted to the North
Yorkshire farming community.
“Incredibly, my father did the
first 11 years of his professional
life, every single night on call,”
says Jim, 74. “I said to him, ‘Why
did you do that, Dad?’ And his
answer was – his exact words
were – ‘I was glad to be alive’.”
Pointing to the old Bakelite
telephone, Jim explained: “There’s
the telephone, the only telephone
in the whole place when my father
came here in 1940.
“My father slept upstairs. he’d
hear it ringing in this big house. He
would run downstairs and answer
the phone, rush back upstairs, get
dressed, rush back downstairs,
open the garage door, get the [car]
starting handles out and get
going.”
Jim, who followed in his father’s
footsteps to become a vet, was 10
when the family left Thirsk in 1953,
but to this day has vivid memories
of accompanying his father on his
rounds.
“In those days he was doing
between 10 and 20 farm calls a day,”
said Jim. “I’d say, Where are we
going, dad? ‘We’ve got a cow
knocked its horn off – it’ll need a
stitch.’ Oh great. What’s next? ‘A
calfing.’ Oh great. What’s next?
‘Two pigs been fighting. Got to
stitch one of them up.’ Oh fantastic. I reckon by five o’clock I was
fully qualified – I’d seen it all.”
Rosie, a retired GP, recalled her
father working on his first book:
“He didn’t start writing until he
50,” she said.
“And we would see him tapping
away with my mother sitting next
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to him. It was said it was the only
book he was going to write.”
Jim added: “He had no idea how
it would balloon from there.”
Indeed. The great man could
never have imagined how his name
would spawn an entire tourist
industry in North Yorkshire.
“People come from far and wide
now,” said Rosie, 70.
“From Europe, China, Japan.
He put Thirsk on the map
which is good for the area. It’s
part of the legacy dad left.”
Millions of fans grew to love
Alf through the character in
All Creatures Great And Small,
played by the actor Christopher Timothy, who is
also the narrator of the
documentary.
Taking to the wheel of a
MODEST FAMILY MAN: Alf
with daughter Rosie
red Austin 7 similar to the one
Jim’s father drove is the vet Peter
Wright, who trained under Alf
Wight. They visit the Bell family
who have been farming on the
Yorkshire moors for generations.
Terry Bell, Jim and Peter pore
over an old photo
that depicts Herriot signing one of
his books for Terry’s mother. “She
had all his books,” said Terry.
“He actually hated any publicity,” said Jim. “The locals guarded
his privacy,” added Peter.
“When they were asked where he
lived, a blank expression would
appear on their faces.”
Terry said: “He wasn’t James
Herriot to us – he was just Alf
Wight.”
Then Jim piped up: “A farmer
said one day to my dad: ‘I read
one of them books of yours’.
“Dad asked him if he liked it.
‘Aye, it’s all about nowt,’ came the
reply,” said Jim and the three men
howl with laughter.
Surrounded by the wild and
untouched Yorkshire Dales that
were the inspiration for
many of her father’s
stories, Rosie meets
up with mother-of-
nine shepherdess Amanda Owen,
who read his books as a teenager.
“James Herriot brought me right
here and it’s amazing to think of
the path he set me out on,” said
Amanda.
“The Herriot books were an
inspiration to me,” added Peter.
“Like me, hundreds of others
went on to become veterinary
surgeons. We wanted to be James
Herriot.”
Herriot died almost a quarter of
a century ago at the age of 78 but
his legacy is alive and strong in
North Yorkshire.
Peter speaks for many when he
said: “Herriot country is a magical
country.
“Herriot country I am proud to
say is my home.”
¬ Yorkshire Vet Country: The
Herriot Story is on Channel 5 on
Tuesday at 8pm
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Return our boy,
fearful dad begs
mum on the run
A FATHER has pleaded with
his former partner who vanished
with their young son to end
their existence “on the run”.
Ellie Yarrow-Sanders disappeared with three-year-old Olly
Sheridan six months ago.
Patrick Sheridan, 45, begged
Miss Yarrow-Sanders, 26, to
return Olly after an “unbearable” Christmas.
He said: “I hope Ellie sees
sense and comes forward so
that this can be sorted out and
Olly can have a normal childhood, not living on the run.
“My boy needs both of his
parents in his life and not
to live a life undercover,
hidden away from his
family and the rest of
the world.”
Olly is at the centre of
a court dispute between
his estranged parents.
Miss
Yarrow-Sanders
disappeared with him in
July just weeks before
she was due to give
evidence in a “critical”
court hearing.
She
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has not used her bank accounts
or phone since then, according
to Mr Sheridan’s lawyers.
A note reportedly left by Miss
Yarrow-Sanders
“promised”
she would keep Olly safe.
It said: “This letter is for you
to understand why I’ve had to
do what I’ve done.
“It’s for you to show to the
police and the court to explain
myself. This is the only thing I
could do for Olly to have any
semblance of a childhood
with his mum.
“I’m really sorry to
leave you all but we
have no other choice
and I promise we
will be OK! I will
never let any harm
Plea...Patrick
Sheridan
come to Olly.” The letter,
published online last year, came
to light as Mr Sheridan this
week renewed an appeal for
her return.
A judge initially raised the
alarm in December and urged
anyone
with
information
to come forward.
Mr Justice Williams, who
oversaw a hearing in the Family
Division of the High Court
in London, said that he was
gravely concerned.
He allowed the pair, from
Basildon in Essex, to be identified in the hope that publicity
will help find them.
Essex Police are searching
and have urged anyone with
information on their whereabouts to get in touch.
Lawyers representing Mr
Sheridan said that Miss YarrowSanders had “gone underground”.
Mr Sheridan added: “Please,
if any members of the public
who might have seen Olly
or have any information, call
the police.”
Picture: PA
Cheers as
bars toast
11% boom
in sales
PUB bosses can raise a
glass to 2018 – the year
saw an 11 per cent rise
in spending across
Britain’s bars, according
to new figures.
The long, hot summer
and England’s progress
in the World Cup helped
to boost takings from
food and drink sales.
The pub trade’s 11.2
per cent increase was far
better than the average
3.6 per cent growth in
other “non-essential
expenditure” in the year
to December, the survey
by Barclaycard found.
Restaurant spending
grew by 8.7 per cent and
overall spending on
entertainment was up
by nine per cent.
But going out did not
include shopping trips
as clothing sales grew
just 0.7 per cent – due
in part to cold, wet
weather such as
February’s Beast from
the East blizzards.
Barclaycard director
Esme Harwood said:
“The weather played
a key role, with the hot
summer driving spending
while the colder weather
kept consumers from
the shops earlier in
the year.”
Ellie Yarrow-Sanders and Olly Sheridan, inset, are missing
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right, showing her gym-honed physique
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CRIMINAL gangs are getting
prison jobs to smuggle drugs into
jails, a senior police officer
believes.
Assistant
Chief
Constable
Jason Hogg, the National Police
Chiefs’ Council’s lead on prison
intelligence, said he fears members of criminal gangs are getting
their associates or family members to take jobs – and act as
mules for illegal items.
He said he “strongly suspects”
gangs are infiltrating the prison
service but that it was difficult to
prove as previous cases had not
led to links being exposed.
“There are some examples of
staff, very soon after they work in
that prison estate, whether it’s as
a prison officer or a maintenance
worker, if you like, they move
towards supplying contraband,”
Mr Hogg told the BBC.
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Mark Fairhurst, national chairman of the Prison Officers’
Association, said it was “very
easy” to traffic drugs and other
illicit items into prisons, with
officers rarely searched.
He called for every person
entering a jail to be searched.
“We have got intelligence to
suggest people – prison officers
and civilian staff – have been
targeted and recruited by criminal gangs to get drugs into
prisons,” he said.
“It’s very rare. Fewer than one
per cent of our staff are corrupt
but it does happen.”
Last year prison officer Paul
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DAVINA McCall said yesterday that
there are “worse things” she could be
addicted to than exercise, as she talked
about defending herself against trolls.
The TV presenter, 51, has become
known for her range of fitness DVDs and
for posting messages on social media to
inspire people to get fit. But she said
she regularly faces criticism online.
Davina, who was previously addicted
to drugs and alcohol, told ITV’s This
Morning: “I exercise maybe three or four
times a week and people are often
surprised by that, they think I must be
going every day. I don’t.
“But, because I’m only going three or
four times a week, I will do an hour at a
time and it will be quite hardcore.
“People are like, ‘Are you addicted to
exercise?’ I could think of worse things
to be addicted to.”
She also told presenters Eamonn
Holmes and wife Ruth Langsford: “If I
could, I would go five or six times a
week.” She said
she finds it “really
hard to sit back”
when she is
criticised for the
way she lives her
life.
She said: “What
I love about social
media is that it is
a way to respond
in your own way.
You have a voice.
“I think it’s a
good thing and
also a bad thing.
“There are times
I want to respond,
and I’m not going
to, and that’s hard.
“I sit on my
hands and think,
‘Don’t do it’.”
Davina said it
can become a
“whole big thing”
Davina works out with This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes yesterday, as wife Ruth laughs
and that she thinks it is “ridiculous”.
Commenting on the response to her
Instagram posts of her gym-honed
bikini body, she said: “I don’t care what
people say about that because if I
believed I was a bad role model I
wouldn’t do what I was doing.
Gangs take
jail jobs to
sneak drugs
to prisoners
Heap, 43, was jailed for nine years
for smuggling £215,000 of crack
cocaine, heroin and steroid
tablets in fruit juice cartons into
Altcourse jail in Liverpool.
In November, Ibrahim Hussain,
20, was jailed for three years and
four months after a package
containing cannabis, a knife and
mobile phones was found in
his uniform as he entered Peterborough prison.
Mr Fairhurst said a person with
no criminal record, but with links
to a criminal, could get through
the recruitment process.
He called for a better vetting
system, similar to that used by
the police.
Prisons Minister Rory Stewart,
who has staked his job on cutting
violence and drug use in jails,
agreed searching was the answer.
He said: “Searching, not just in
terms of finding a bad apple, but
also if you have very good search
procedures in place, means it’s
much more difficult for a prisoner
to put pressure on a prison
officer.”
An X-ray body scanner has
been trialled at Leeds prison,
one of 10 jails identified by Mr
Stewart for improvement in a
£10million blitz.
Mr Stewart added: “I believe
we can do it.
“We’ve got early indications in
some of these prisons that we’re
beginning to get a grip on it.”
Everybody is going to have an opinion, I
try not to read it too much.
“I just think, ‘I’m going to post this,
I’m 51, I feel in good shape’, and I know
from looking at other people’s posts, I
follow people to be inspired. I don’t
follow people to troll them.”
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FORTNIGHT-OLD Christmas tree with its drooping
branches and pool of dropped
needles may not look like
something with culinary
potential, but a group of top
Scottish chefs begs to differ.
They point out that pine branches
can be used to smoke a wide selection
of fish and meat, the needles can be
repurposed to make anything from
pine tea to a fragrant powder to
season dishes, while the trunk can
even be cut into discs, sanded and
varnished for use as butter plates.
“Once the festive season is over there
are many ways to give your Christmas
tree a second life before deciding to
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discard it altogether,” says Scott
Smith, chef patron of Edinburgh
restaurant Fhior. “While you can obviously dry the wood itself and use it for
fuel for heat and cooking, you might
not realise that you can also use the
pine needles in food and drink.
“If you are feeling particularly
creative the trunk can also be cut
into discs, sanded and varnished
with a food-safe oil to be used
as ‘plates’ for butter, snacks
or canapés.”
When it comes to pine needles, he
adds: “When dried they can be used
to smoke meat or fish to impart light
notes of resin. To dry, lay out on a tray
and leave for a day in an airing cupboard or for a couple of hours in a low
oven. They may already be dry
enough, depending on how warm
your house has been and how
much you watered the tree over
Christmas. They just need to feel
brittle to touch.
“Or turn into a powder and use to
flavour nearly anything. The easiest
way to do this is by putting them in a
blender. The powder can also be
great with game and red meats
and also when lightly used, with
root vegetables.”
But he also offers some words of
warning: “The important thing to
remember when using pine is that
although when used lightly it has a
wonderful citrus flavour, when over
used it can be overbearing and
reminiscent of pine toilet cleaner!”
See below for our five chefs’ top
needle recipes…
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Restaurant, Edinburgh
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250g salt
250g Douglas fir needles (washed
and dried)
50g caster sugar
10g pink peppercorns
30g dried kelp
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In a mortar and pestle or spice mill,
finely grind the peppercorns.
Then finely chop the fir needles.
Place both in a small bowl and add
salt, sugar and kelp and mix well.
On a tray large enough to hold
the fish, spread out half the curing
mixture.
On top of this, place the salmon
skin side down.
Spread the remaining mixture on
top of the fish, making sure that it is
evenly coated.
Tightly wrap
and place in the
refrigerator for
12 hours.
When cured,
remove salmon from
tray and rinse under
running water.
Pat dry with
paper towels.
The needles of the
Douglas fir smell
very aromatic and
citrus-like and
have a taste that
corresponds to
the aroma. These
flavours range from
extreme lemon to pink grapefruit
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depending on species. They can be
extremely strong so should be
Pine, spruce and fir
used sparingly at first until you
needles are used for a
get used to using them.
wide array of things. I like
To infuse sugar, add 250g
them for adding flavour to
granulated sugar to 100g fir
salts and sugars for curing.
needles washed and dried.
This salt and sugar can also
With a meat tenderising
be added to your normal
hammer “bruise” the needles
recipes for things such as
and mix with sugar. Place in a
granita, or chocolate
tub and cover. Sieve the needles
and rosemary
out of the sugar. The longer you
mousse.
leave it the more it will infuse and
the stronger the final flavour.
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I first used pine needles back when I was a young boy while on
adventure and survival weekends with the Cub Scouts when
we would simply infuse the needles into boiling water to create
a pine tea.
Among all the nutrients it contains, raw needles are greatly prized
for their high Vitamin C content. There are stories of sailors who
were suffering the effects of scurvy being saved from death by
drinking pine needle tea.”
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TREEMENDOUS:
These
recipes will
have you
pining for
more
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BILLY BOYTER, The Cellar,
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300g water
110g chardonnay vinegar
30g caster sugar
10g salt
50g pine needles
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I like to use pine
throughout the year,
not just at Christmas. At
the end of spring I use
fresh pine buds which I
pick, pickle and use for
garnishes – great with
scallops and venison
in particular.
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Put all together and bring to a simmer then leave
for a day to infuse and then strain it. It works
particularly well in a gimlet with gin and lime juice
stirred in a cocktail shaker with ice. I also think it
works well as a flavoured vinegar.
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STUART RALSTON,
Aizle, Edinburgh
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At the restaurant we
also use pine to infuse
into fresh apple juice for a
soft drink that we fizz.
Take 50g of pine needles and
blend with 500g of fresh
best-quality apple juice.
Pass through a fine strainer and
pour over some ice and fresh
lemon juice. Feel free to top
up with soda water to
make fizzy.
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Use 35g of pine
needles per
700ml of gin
Add into the
bottle and leave it
to sit for a week.
Then strain
them off and you
are good to go!
Just add ice
and tonic.
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SCOTT SMITH, chef patron of Fhior, Edinburgh
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Infuse 100ml of warm, flavourless oil (eg vegetable oil) with a
good tablespoon of needles, blend and then pass through a sieve.
The oil can then be used to brush meats, dress a
salad, or even to add scent to candles.
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We use pine
needle powder in the
restaurant to flavour a
mallow for a dessert
course and we also
blend it with sugar for
our toffee apple and
pine doughnuts
dish.
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We recently
featured a pineinfused ice-cream
on our menu, served
with our toffee
cake with lemon
curd.
ROBERTA HALL-MCCARRON, The Little
Chartroom, Edinburgh
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Warm the honey on the stove and add in
the needles – about a tablespoon per
100ml – leave for a day then strain
through a sieve (warm the honey again
if it is not straining well). It tastes great
with any cheese.
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GP Gary Griffith ignored the
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Waterfall, 46, fired after telling
the medic: “You killed my father
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Dr Griffith said he was writing
up notes in his Watford surgery
last June when Waterfall strode
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plastic bags.
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loaded crossbow. Waterfall, his
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HEN Tana Ramsay
announced she was
pregnant with her fifth
child by her husband,
celebrity chef Gordon,
parents
across
the
country could have been forgiven
for thinking: is she mad? After all,
when the baby is born, her next
youngest child will be 17, and the
other three will be aged between
19 and 21.
Many mothers in her position
would have been looking forward –
in the most loving way possible, of
course – to a spot of empty nesting
and taking the odd tropical holiday
without any kids in tow.
Who would want to sign up to
another round of nappies and night
feeds at just the point when a bit of
me-time was on the horizon?
Patricia O’Rorke, 49, who has
three sons, knows just what it is
like when a new arrival comes on
the scene and rocks the family boat
because her two older boys with
her first husband, Joel and Nathan,
are aged 22 and 18, while her youngest, Ben, with partner Richard
Chomba, a retail manager, is just
six. “Life for the Ramsays is going
to be very interesting when Tana’s
baby is born,” says Patricia, a
secondary school maths teacher
living in south-west London.
When she read about 44-year-old
Tana’s New Year announcement
Patricia cast her mind back to the
time when she was in the same
position and was wondering how
everything would turn out. “When I
discovered I was pregnant with
Ben I suddenly realised we’d
cleared out all the baby stuff from
the house,” recalls Patricia. “So it
was literally like starting from
scratch again. We had to buy a cot,
blankets, bottles, all the little
things you forget about.
“It is amazing how much you forget about what it was like with the
first birth. For Tana the break in
having children is 17 years and with
me it was 12, so I think she will also
feel a bit like a new mum.
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THE RAMSAYS: Clockwise from
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home soon, so again there will be
another face in the house, someone
new to get used to. The great
thing is that the young ones are
very good at adapting.”
As well as focusing on all the children, Patricia has also taken time
to deal with the new situation herself. With the first two children she
was
closely
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looking back at family
albums to find pictures of
her offspring as babies to help her
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like to cuddle a newborn.
“When I had Ben I felt a bit like a
new mum having a child for the
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birth it all came back to me,” says
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nurturing instincts return instantly.
I felt very at home and very happy
to have a baby in my arms. I think
Nathan and Joel had a bit of shock
when they saw Ben for the first
time. They realised how fragile and
vulnerable babies are, but they
loved having a baby brother. At
first they sat on the sofa and I
passed Ben to them to hold. They
were both very gentle and careful.
“They were both happy holding
him but the minute Ben started
crying it was a case of back to you
mum. I was extremely lucky
because Ben was a very good baby.
He ate well and slept well, which
was great for everyone. When the
older ones are at school you don’t
want them woken in the night.
“What I was conscious of, and
I am sure Tana will be as well, is
becoming fixated with the baby.
DON’T MIND THE GAP: Patricia O’Rorke, with her sons Ben, six,
and Nathan, 18. Inset, from left, Nathan, Ben and Joel, 22.
You have to remind yourself often
that there are older children in the
house too and they also need a lot
of attention.”
A particularly happy time in the
house was when Ben was a curious
toddler. “He became a lot more
interesting for the older boys when
he was up and about and getting
into mischief.
“They loved to pick him up and
play with him. I think it was very
good for Ben as well because he
had older brothers help with discipline, but it was also a doubleedged sword because they passed
on bad habits too, including swearing. Nathan didn’t like it when Ben
would wander into his room, so he
learned not to do that. If you set
the boundaries early it is
a good thing.”
Over the years Patricia and Richard have been constantly surprised
by the changing dynamics in the
family. There have been stages
when Joel has been closer to Ben
and other times when Nathan is
closer, often depending on what
else is going on in their lives.
“For a time Nathan thought it
was really cool to walk down the
street with Ben but now he is 18,
I don’t think he finds it quite so
cool,” says Patricia.
When Tana’s baby is born he or
she will become the centre of attention, but in their busy household
with so much coming and going,
the newborn will take time to
adjust to the situation. “With such
a big age gap the baby has to get
used to the older siblings not being
there a lot of the time,” she says.
“Her children were born fairly
close together so they will be used
to having each other around all the
time, something the newborn won’t
have. This changes, obviously, as
the youngest gets older. Now
Joel has left home and his situation
has changed.
“He’s had a long-term girlfriend
who has known Ben since soon
after he was born. As far as Ben is
concerned she’s as much his
girlfriend as Joel’s. They get on
very well, so it has been very good
for him. Nathan may bring a girl
OWEVER, with Ben she
found it more difficult in
the NCT groups, perhaps
because she was older. Tana may
find herself in the same situation.
Patricia says: “For a time we were
thinking of moving and I really
wanted to meet other mums
straight away. I turned to the Mush
app and very quickly found
other mums in the new
area who I could easily
contact.
“In the end we didn’t
move and I met some
mums
through
Mush
locally.
“It is a fantastic way to
make contact with other
women who are in the
same position as you.”
She feels that Tana will
be up to speed with the
apps in their ultra-modern home and encourages
her
to
look
into that.
“Another she will
notice is the sort of toys
available,” says Patricia. “With
my first two it was traditional toys
and colouring-in pencils and pads,
but now it is iPads and iPhones.
Ben loves new technology and is
very comfortable with it.”
Without doubt, the arrival of
Ramsay child number five will be
met with a frantic dash to social
media for his or her older brother
and sisters. However, when the
novelty wears off they should realise they will be needed to help out
in a hundred and one ways.
“Having extra pairs of hands is a
godsend,” says Patricia.
Another piece of advice she has
for Gordon Ramsay is to tone down
the swearing as little ones pick up
the bad words faster than he can
make a soufflé.
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INSIDE POLITICS
Daily Express Saturday January 5 2019
by Macer Hall
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T
ORY MPs head back to a
chilly Westminster next
week with little sign of
any thaw in the icy
relations between the
supporters and opponents of Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
With the Commons debate on the
EU withdrawal agreement set to
resume on Wednesday, Downing
Street aides have warned the Prime
Minister not to expect an outbreak
of new year goodwill from Eurosceptic party rebels.
“The mood has not altered one
jot. As the Prime Minister might
say herself, nothing has changed,”
one hardline Brexiteer MP told
me yesterday.
Two weeks away from the febrile
atmosphere of Westminster for the
festive break has not calmed those
MPs intending to vote against the
deal in the so-called “meaningful
vote” in the Commons scheduled for
the week beginning January 14.
Many Tory MPs are understood to
have found grassroots members in
their
constituency
associations
overwhelmingly hostile to the deal.
An opinion poll earlier this week
showed that nearly two-thirds of
Conservative Party members would
vote for leaving the EU without a
deal if given the chance. “That
opposition is even firmer in Leavevoting constituencies like mine,” the
Brexiteer MP said.
If anything, opposition has hardened in the Tory rebel camp. Eurosceptics insist that the “backstop”
proposal for guaranteeing an open
border between Northern Ireland
and the Irish Republic, which critics
claim could trap the UK into EU
customs ties for ever, is far from the
only bone of contention. “It’s not
just about the backstop. Handing
over £39billion in a divorce fee with
nothing in return is just not acceptable,” said another Tory rebel.
M
RS
May’s
allies
acknowledge the size
of the challenge over
the fortnight ahead. Tory whips have
ordered backbenchers to be ready
for three-line whipped votes every
day. The Prime Minister will also
try to reach out to rebels by
addressing MPs at two drinks
receptions in Downing Street over
the next few days.
One loyalist MP was hopeful that
extra guarantees on the Irish backstop being quietly thrashed out
between Downing Street and the
European Commission can at least
chip away at the parliamentary
opposition to the deal. “The key is
to win over the Democratic Unionist
Party. If the Prime Minister can do
that, then some of the Eurosceptic
SIR Keir Starmer
emerged as the surprise
top choice to succeed
Jeremy Corbyn as
Labour leader in a poll of the
party’s grassroots members this
week. The shadow EU exit
secretary, a rare moderate voice
on the Labour frontbench, was
backed by 18 per cent of those
quizzed, three points ahead of
shadow chancellor John
McDonnell. Could the Corbynite
craze be wearing out?
CHILLY: Opposition has hardened in the rebel camp as the vote for Theresa May’s deal looms
May’s big freeze
set to continue
Tories are likely to come over as
well,” the MP said.
Mrs May’s supporters accept that
she is almost certain to be defeated
in the meaningful vote at the first
attempt, but may succeed after one
or more further tries.
“If she loses by 100 votes or more,
then she’s out of Downing Street.
But if the margin is low enough to
give some hope of turning things
around, she will keep coming back
and asking the House to vote again,”
the loyalist MP said.
A defeat by a margin of about
30 votes at the first time of asking is
seen as enough to give grounds of
optimism
among
Mrs
May’s
supporters. In that scenario, they
believe that the opposition could
begin to fracture.
“There are plenty of Labour MPs
in Leave-voting constituencies who
just want Brexit over and done with.
There is a good chance they could
be persuaded to defy their leadership and at least abstain in a second
vote. Given the existing arithmetics
in the Commons, that could be
enough to get the deal through,” the
loyalist MP added.
It smacks of a dangerous gamble,
but the Prime Minister does not
appear to have any other option.
Mrs May’s hopes depend upon the
details of any concessions that
Brussels can provide.
Both Downing Street and the EU
will want to delay any revelation as
long as possible to minimise the
time her critics have to try to
rubbish them.
Loyalists say the Prime Minister is
prepared to keep MPs voting until
she finally gets the result she wants.
Even Mrs May’s opponents
recognise her resilience and persistence. They can expect to see those
qualities tested to the full over
the coming frenzied fortnight
at Westminster.
BRUSSELS IS EXPECTING A EUROPHOBIC SURGE IN POLL
EUROCRATS are turning queasy
as election fever spreads in
Brussels. This year sees voting
across the Continent to select new
cohorts of MEPs for the European
Parliament. With just under five
months to go until polling stations
open, the EU elite are already
braced for uncomfortable results.
Pro-Brussels parties are widely
expected to get a hammering in
most of the EU’s 27 member
nations at the European elections,
due in May.
Economic stagnation across the
Eurozone and the continuing
European migration crisis are
likely to mean a significant shift in
THERESA May was not
amused when a recent
tiny upturn in opinion
polling for the Tories
led one minister to crack a
joke about calling a snap
election, according to a
ministerial source. “The
temperature in the Cabinet
room seemed to drop about
10 degrees. It did not go down
well,” said the insider.
the political balance of the
assembly. Anticipation of a
Eurosceptic surge in those
elections has cooled enthusiasm
among EU officials for delaying
Brexit. In the months after the
UK’s 2016 referendum vote to quit
the bloc, many Eurocrats privately
hoped that the Article 50 departure
process could be extended
indefinitely as a step towards
eventually cancelling the country’s
exit. With the elections on the
horizon, that prospect looks far
less appetising.
If Brexit is postponed, the same
will happen to the ending of UK
representation in the European
Parliament. British voters would
end up going to the polls in May to
elect more MEPs in that scenario.
Both in Brussels and Whitehall,
officials have made contingency
plans for euro elections this spring
in case of any Brexit delay. Britain’s
Electoral Commission is reported
to have set aside more than
£800,000 “for activities relating to a
European parliamentary election
in 2019.”
British involvement in this year’s
European elections would be a
nightmare for Brussels. Ukip
topped the poll the last time the
country chose its MEPs in 2014.
Given Britain’s treatment by
Brussels since the EU referendum,
the elections would be a golden
opportunity for a new anti-Brussels
force. Former Ukip leader Nigel
Farage has held talks with a
number of prominent Eurosceptic
political donors about
the prospect.
EU chiefs already expecting a
backlash in the elections will not
want the outcome made worse by
inviting a new Eurosceptic platoon
from Britain. That thought should
concentrate the mind of European
Commission President Jean-Claude
Juncker when deciding how far to
go in accommodating UK demands
for a better Brexit deal.
CRITICS of Commons
Speaker John Bercow
are unimpressed after
discovering that
parliamentary gift shops have
begun selling a “Speaker’s
Sensation” salted peanut
caramel chocolate bar. “It sounds
sickly, indulgent and difficult to
digest, rather like Mr Speaker
himself,” said a Tory MP involved
in the anti-Bercow campaign.
EU chiefs kept
uncharacteristically
quiet as the euro
marked its 20th
birthday this week. While the
Brussels bureaucracy usually
likes to throw lavish
celebrations to mark all sorts
of obscure anniversaries, two
decades of economic
stagnation and emergency
bail-outs seem to have put the
dampen on festivities for the
single currency.
ANGELA Rayner has
risked a new Labour rift
by coming out against
the vegan sausage rolls
produced by baker Greggs.
Admitting her views were “not
going to be popular with some”,
the Ashton-under-Lyne MP said:
“The fact that it was the
Newcastle branch of Greggs that
came up with the new vegan
pastry shocked me the most.”
This could put her at loggerheads
with veggie Jeremy Corbyn.
PAUL Sweeney
announced on Twitter
yesterday that he was
itching to get back to
Westminster to attack the Tories.
“Can’t wait to get back to
Parliament next week to get
stuck in to these idiots,” the
Labour MP said. Perhaps he
forgot his leader Jeremy
Corbyn’s promise of “kinder,
gentler politics”.
TORY Eurosceptic
rebels have decided
against boycotting
drinks parties for
backbenchers being thrown in
Downing Street by the Prime
Minister in a charm offensive
to try to win support for her
Brexit deal. “If we don’t go it
will just be a bunch of
Remainers. We need to be
there to tell the PM why her
deal is so bad,” said one MP.
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33
The Saturday briefing
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E Ferrer of Saltburn, Cleveland
wrote to request this about a
clergyman notorious for his
practice of shamelessly
embracing the dominant
denomination of the day. This is
an abridged version of the poem.
H
DURING the Christmas holiday
I watched a fascinating
programme on television
which featured the
incredible sight and
speed of a
beautiful
peregrine falcon. I tuned in at the
point the handler was driving
this bird to some place in the
Lake District.
I would be interested to find out
why it was necessary to keep this
bird “hooded” right through his
journey there until he was actually
released to take part in
the experiment.
Was it because his brilliant
eyesight might have spotted
distractions?
Jean Norfolk, Knottingley,
West Yorkshire
YOU are spot on Jean.
Falcons have excellent
eyesight which they use to
locate prey.
To keep them quiet and not
distracted the falconer puts a
small hood over their heads
and removes it when they
are about to release the
bird to hunt.
The birds are trained to
know that the removal of
the hood is a signal to
start searching for prey.
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H
DURING the course of
last year we saw on
television several fly
pasts of the Lancaster
Bomber but I believe
there was also another
large Second World War
bomber called
the Lincoln.
Previously, I have
never seen this plane
taking part in shows or
fly pasts.
Perhaps you could
give me some more
details about this plane
which appears to have
been forgotten.
Bob Russell, Dudley,
West Midlands
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In good King Charles’s golden
days,
When loyalty no harm meant,
A zealous High-Churchman I was,
And so I got preferment;
Unto my flock I daily preached
Kings were by God appointed,
And damned was he that durst
resist
Or touch the Lord’s anointed.
And this is law, I will maintain,
Until my dying day, Sir,
BIRD’S EYE VIEW:
The peregrine falcon
can spot its prey in
the blink of an eye and,
below, Silent Witness
star Emilia Fox
WHILE a total of 7,377 Avro
Lancasters were built, just
607 examples of its successor
– the Avro Lincoln – were
constructed, of which there are
four survivors worldwide.
Just one of these is
located in the UK which
explains its absence from
air shows and fly pasts.
The surviving
example here can be
seen at the RAF
Museum, Cosford.
Two are on display
in Argentina while
the fourth is in
storage in Australia.
The Second World
War ended before
the Lincoln
became
operational,
although it
equipped
no fewer than
29 RAF
squadrons in
the post-war
years.
It saw
service in
Kenya
against
the
8
Mau-Mau in the mid-1950s and in
the Far East during the Malayan
Emergency.
However, the Lincoln was
mainly based in the UK as the
mainstay of the bomber force
until succeeded by the first of the
V-bombers in 1955.
The last Lincolns were retired
in March 1963 although the
Argentinian Air Force acquired
30 aircraft, a few of which
continued in service until 1967.
H
I WONDER if you could possibly
tell me who sings the song
Beautiful Dreamer in the Vodafone
Christmas commercial seen recently
on TV?
R Mortimer, Rotherham,
South Yorkshire
I CERTAINLY can – that
would be the late American
singer-songwriter, Roy Orbison,
aka The Big O.
Orbison enjoyed tremendous
success from the mid-1950s
releasing scores of albums
and nearly 100 singles during a
35-year career.
Beautiful Dreamer was written
by another American songwriter
Stephen Foster and published
posthumously in 1864. Other
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well-known artists to have
recorded a version of this great
American standard include
Jerry Lee Lewis and Bing Crosby.
H
CAN you tell me the name of the
theme tune for the TV series
Silent Witness starring Emilia Fox
and who sings it?
J Rhodes, Leeds
SINCE the BBC’s longrunning drama first aired in
1996, the distinctive theme song
has been popular with viewers.
It is an abridged version of
Silencium by artist John Harle,
from his 1997 album Silencium
Suite, which features vocals by
Sarah Leonard, one of Britain’s
most respected and versatile
sopranos.
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That whatsoever king shall reign,
I’ll be the Vicar of Bray, Sir.
When royal James obtained the
crown,
And Popery came in fashion,
The penal laws I hooted down,
And read the declaration:
The Church of Rome I found
would fit
Full well my constitution,
And had become a Jesuit,
But for the Revolution.
And this is law, I will maintain,
Until my dying day, Sir,
That whatsoever king shall reign,
I’ll be the Vicar of Bray, Sir.
The illustrious house of Hanover,
And Protestant succession,
To these I do allegiance swear
While they can keep possession:
For in my faith and loyalty
I never more will falter,
And George my lawful King shall be
Until the times do alter.
And this is law, I will maintain,
Until my dying day, Sir,
That whatsoever king shall reign,
I’ll be the Vicar of Bray, Sir.
Do you have a half-remembered
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send us details of what you can
remember and we shall bring as
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Roman Catholic nun who
rose to public prominence
during the 1990s after she
presented a succession of
popular fine art television
programmes in her robe and wimple.
With her buck teeth, enthusiastic
love of art and appealing lisp, Sister
Wendy Beckett quickly became a
cult figure, winning an army of fans
who thrilled to her subject.
But Sister Wendy, as she chose to
be known by her army of fans, was
already something of a maverick
before TV fame came calling.
Although she had for 20 years
enjoyed a contemplative life at a
Carmelite monastery in Norfolk, she
did so from her leaky caravan – for
which she had paid £50 – parked in
the grounds of Quidenham.
She had no telephone, no radio
and no television and prayed for
seven hours a day. Her only social
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THE leading Israeli author
Amos Oz was also a prominent
advocate for peace between
Israel and the Palestinians. He
once said that the only way to
find peace was by establishing
two states through “painful
compromise”.
He viewed this as “a mutually
acceptable compromise” – a
stance which saw him branded
a traitor by some in Israel.
“I think I’m in wonderful
company,” he insisted. “History
is full of people, men and
women, who happened to be
ahead of their time and were
accused of treason by some of
their contemporaries.”
A prolific writer, his most
acclaimed works included the
2002 autobiographical novel A
Tale Of Love And Darkness.
He is survived by his wife and
their three children.
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contact was with a nun from the
monastery who brought her meals
and dealt with her laundry.
Born in South Africa, her banker
father
moved
the
family
to
Edinburgh when she was two. She
was educated at a convent and later
said she had never experienced
doubt in her calling.
However her desire to lead a
contemplative life when she joined
the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur,
a teaching order, in 1945 at
the age of 14 was thwarted
when the Sisters required
her to teach.
She took her vows at 16,
and in 1950 was sent by the
Sisters to Oxford where
she studied in a nuns’
hostel with a strict rule of
silence and came top of her
year.
The Oxford don JRR
Tolkien, the author of The
Lord Of The Rings trilogy,
wanted her to pursue a
career in academia but she
ACCLAIM: Sister Wendy’s TV programmes drew huge audiences
returned to teaching and spent 16
years doing so in South Africa, only
returning to the UK when she started
suffering epileptic fits.
Her request for the contemplative
existence she had long craved was
then approved by the Vatican. While
living in her uninsulated caravan,
she set about translating medieval
sermons before receiving permission
to study fine art in 1980.
She came to the attention of the
BBC after writing a book on female
artists and was encouraged by her
friend, TV cook and devout Catholic,
Delia Smith, to write articles on art
for the Catholic Herald.
A documentary about the National
Gallery was commissioned in which
she appeared to huge acclaim, left.
Book deals followed as did her own
TV series including, in 1992, Sister
Wendy’s Odyssey in which she offered
rapturous short analyses of art. The
series drew millions of viewers – rare
for an arts programme.
Two years later Sister Wendy found
herself on a 30,000-mile odyssey
through 12 countries in 100 days
filming and exploring the story of
painting.
This included her memorable
description of cave paintings of bison
as “great balls of male erotic fury”.
Sister Wendy spent her final
years living in a prefabricated hut
before moving into the monastery
where she enjoyed listening to
birdsong and observing squirrels in
the garden.
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THE former long-serving chairman
of Arsenal Football Club was an old
Etonian who served in the
Coldstream Guards before making
his name in the City and following
his father and grandfather into
chairmanship of the London club.
Peter Hill-Wood had risen to
vice-chairman of Hambros Bank,
his maternal grandmother’s family
firm, before joining the Gunners’
board in August 1962. He became
the club’s chairman upon his
father’s death in 1982 and remained
in position until 2013 when ill-health
dictated he step down.
During Hill-Wood’s three decades
at the helm the club enjoyed
tremendous success. He presided
over the appointment of George
Graham as manager, a choice that
led to a trophy-laden spell
incorporating two league titles, the
FA Cup, League Cup and European
Cup Winners’ Cup.
He was also responsible for the
appointment of Arsene Wenger in
1996 which led to four FA Cups,
three Premier League titles and the
remarkable unbeaten league
campaign of 2003/04.
He was the third generation of his
family to serve as chairman of
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Arsenal, a tradition dating back to
his grandfather, Sir Samuel HillWood, first baronet and MP for High
Peak, who bought a shareholding in
Arsenal and served two stints as its
chairman between 1929 and 1949.
Peter’s father Denis took the reins
in 1962 until his death.
Born in Kensington, London, his
father, three uncles and grandfather
all played for Derbyshire County
Cricket Club.
He was at Eton with the former
Arsenal director, Sir Roger Gibbs,
who died in October.
Hill-Wood, who had three children
with his wife Sally, was also
instrumental in the formation of
the Premier League in 1992 and
in 2006 he oversaw the north
London club’s successful move from
SILVER SERVICE: Hill-Wood
Highbury to the Emirates Stadium.
Broadcaster and Arsenal fan Piers
Morgan led the tributes to his club’s
former chairman, describing him as:
“A great Arsenal man who loved,
lived and breathed the club.
“He was an old-school, charming
guy who ran the club with great
style and always provided great
copy for journalists if they rang him
after a leisurely lunch,” he said.
AS a child she loved to
draw pictures of the moon,
but when Nancy Roman
requested permission to
take a second algebra
course at school her
teacher demanded to
know: “What lady would
take mathematics instead
of Latin?”
Undeterred by the
barriers to women in the
sciences and, after
receiving a doctorate in
astronomy, she joined the
fledgling space agency
Nasa in 1959 having
concluded that a female
professor had little hope of
obtaining university tenure.
Her arrival changed the
face of space exploration.
As the chief of astronomy
at Nasa, and one of the
agency’s first female
executives, she was
responsible for developing
the technology that made
deep space observation
possible.
Her most famous legacy
was the Hubble space
telescope which launched
in April 1990 and continues
ROMAN: Mother of
Hubble telescope
to orbit the Earth, sending
back images of deep space
unobscured by the planet’s
atmosphere.
Twenty-five years ago,
much to her surprise as
she sat knitting in the
audience, Nasa’s chief
scientist Edward Weiler
described her during a
speech as the “Mother of
Hubble”.
But it had taken Dr
Roman, who was born in
Nashville, Tennessee,
years to convince senators
that Hubble was viable.
When the budget soared
to more than £1billion, she
simply pointed out that the
cost per person for several
decades of groundbreaking
discoveries was equivalent
to “a single night at the
movies”.
She credited her parents
– a geophysicist and a
music teacher – for
incubating her interest in
physics, including a trip to
see the Northern Lights
when she was a schoolgirl.
Dr Roman, who did not
marry, retired from Nasa in
1979 but continued to work
as a consultant.
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A train travelling near
chilly Bath yesterday.
Below, a stag at dawn
in Richmond Park,
sout-west London, and
right, a beautiful
morning in Wiltshire
TEMPERATURES are set
to plunge below zero
today – but there is still
no sign of snow.
Many parts of Britain
had mist and frost
yesterday and freezing
fog is likely in some
areas this morning,
forecasters said.
The cold snap saw -6C
(21F) recorded in
Oxfordshire overnight.
Met Office forecaster
Nicola Maxey said that
the mercury could fall to
-3C in London while
Newcastle upon Tyne
and Manchester may
also struggle to get
above freezing.
Despite the low
temperatures, there is
little chance of snow.
Despite Beast
year was one
LAST summer’s heatwave may be a
distant memory now the winter chill
has set in but 2018 has made the
record books by being the seventh
hottest Britain has enjoyed.
Despite the winter freeze, dubbed
the Beast from the East, the year had
an average temperature of 49F
(9.49C), knocking 1990 out of the top
10, figures going back to 1910 show.
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This means that the 10 hottest
years were all this century,
highlighting the general trend of a
warming climate in Britain, the Met
Office said.
The year was also the second
sunniest since such records began in
1929 with 1,581 hours – only a few
rays behind 2003, which recorded
1,587 hours.
The hottest month of the year was
July with an average of 63.1F (17.3C).
Dr Mark McCarthy, head of the
Met Office National Climate
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to our picture of the warming climate
in the UK.
“Although there were memorable
extremes of hot and cold weather,
with the summer heatwave
contrasting with the Beast from
the East, overall the mean
temperature was well above the
long-term average.”
Average rainfall was also down by
10 per cent last year with nearly
42 inches recorded. Some parts of
southern England had particularly
dry weather with their lowest rainfall
for more than 100 years.
January was the wettest month of
2018 with five inches of rain, while
July had little over an inch.
The coldest month of year was
February when much of the UK was
blanketed with ice and snow.
Temperatures reached an average
of 2.4C (36.3F), rising to 3.8C (38.8F)
in March. This year also got off to a
Daily Express Saturday January 5 2019
sub-zero weekend
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from East, last
of hottest ever
frosty start with temperatures as low
as -6C (21.2F) recorded in Glasgow
on January 2 and -10.5C (13.1F) at
Braemar, in the Highlands, the
following day.
With a cold spell on the way, it is no
wonder Britons are hoping to banish
the post-festive blues by organising
a holiday.
Sunshine
Travel firms are preparing for their
busiest weekend of the year with
bookings set to soar by more than
double the average total. Thomas
Cook expects to sell more holidays
online and in stores today – referred
to by the travel industry as Sunshine
Saturday – than on any other day
in 2019.
The company’s sales and
e-commerce director Phil Gardner
said: “With Christmas all wrapped up
this is traditionally the weekend
when the nation turns its attention
to its next holiday and with a cold
snap apparently on the way, we
expect getting a sunshine break in
the diary will feature on the weekend
to-do list along with taking the
tree down.”
Turkey and Tunisia are tipped to
be among the most popular
destinations booked this weekend
but uncertainty over the value of
sterling is seeing more people book
all-inclusive trips.
Mr Gardner said Thomas Cook’s
all-inclusive bookings for this winter
are already up 11 per cent compared
to this time last year “as customers
take advantage of being able to lock
in costs for food and drink at the
time of booking”.
He added: “So far families account
for two-thirds of this summer's
bookings and we have increased our
weekly flights to 17, up from 11 last
year, to meet demand.”
Thomas Cook unveiled a loss of
£163 million last year, partly blaming
the British heatwave for fewer
bookings for foreign holidays.
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Puzzled?
problems to test your brain power
ALPHAPUZZLE®
MAKE YOU VERY CROSSWORD
ACROSS
1City in E England (9)
Major religion (7)
Pride or arrogance (6)
Sixth note (3)
Pith helmet (4)
Birthday food (4)
Mid-morning snack (9)
Portion of a relay
race (3)
Brief look (6)
Nullifies (7)
Outstanding,
impressive (7)
DOWN
1Brown confectionary in
a bar (9)
Long complicated
procedure (9)
Holds as sacred (9)
Atmosphere (4)
Hired assassin (3,3)
Female sheep (3)
Gem (5)
Speck (3)
Single step (4)
M gale (anag.) (5)
Brings up (6)
1
For today’s solution call:
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LAST SATURDAY’S SOLUTION
ACROSS Bystander, Rodent, Dead set, Cost, Ore, The gods,
Lid, Neat, Elapses, Bistro, Selection.
DOWN Bracelets, Yo-yo, Teeter, Analgesic, DSS, Ewers,
Retention, Honest, Tilde, Afro, All.
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20
26
25
23
23
14
25
22
12
11
21
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24
25
18
2
25
23
21
15
3
3
20
3
22
22
18
12
20
23
13
20
20
5
THINKING SPACE
25
20
19
15
4
23
25
18
3
5
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Today’s full solution:
0907 181 2566
For up to six Extra Letter clues:
0907 181 2567
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13
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16
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Alphapuzzle® tests your logic and word
power. Each grid number represents a
letter. Every letter of the alphabet is
used. Use the given letter or letters —
below the main grid — to start.
Solution next Saturday.
Difficulty: 8/10 Target: 26 mins
Clue: Rope a girl, nothing added.
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Last Saturday’s solution:
Across: Approve, Flap (clue), Zany, Namesake, Hermit, Stifle, Worsen,
Greedy, Quaintly, Apex, Sane, Operate.
Down: Façade, Ocular, Spry, Massive, Bonnet, Nation, Dermis, Geyser,
Festive, Alas, Jackal, Diesel.
(deduct two minutes for each clue letter heard)
Alternatively, for six extra letter clues direct to your
mobile, text DSXALPHA to 84901. Texts cost £1
plus normal network operator rate.
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Alphapuzzle® ©2018 Acorn Editorial Ltd. All words appear in
Chambers Dictionary.
can you tackle THE ‘EXTRA TOUGH’ ULTRA ALPHAPUZZLE® IN the SUNDAY EXPRESS every week?
PENTALETTA
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Can you find 29 or more
words containing only the five
letters shown on the left?
Each word must include the
letter in the centre, in this
case t, and must contain at
least four letters, but there is
no limit on the number of
times you can use a letter in
any word. Your list should
include an eight-letter word
that can be alone.
Average mark: 29 words • Good: 36 words
Excellent: 43 words • Incredible: 47 words
LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION: bobs, bonbon, bonbons, bone,
bones, boob, boobs, boon, boons, boos, boson, bosons, boss,
bosses, ebon, eons, neon, nobs, noes, none, nones, noon, noons,
noose, nooses, nose, noses, obese, oboe, oboes, obsess, obsesses,
oneness, ones, snob, snobs, sobs, sones, sons, soon.
The clued word was: NONSENSE
FAITH, HOPE AND SUE rupert’s odd party No 32
“A Chinese doll caused all that fuss!
It played a funny trick on us!”
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For extra clues call:
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Fill the grid so that
every column, row, and
3x3 square includes all
the digits from 1 to 9.
Level: Moderate
Target: 24 mins
YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION
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8
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Lisa Wild
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send a cheque/PO to Rupert Bear Shop, PO Box 200, Falmouth, TR11 4WJ or
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“Hello, Mummy, have you come to tuck
me up?” Rupert smiles. “I say, I’ve
solved the mystery of that odd party. It
was the Chinese doll up to its tricks!”
“Dear me, I think you’re dreaming
already,” says Mrs Bear. “Now you get
to sleep and I’ll put out the light.”
Hardly has she gone when the doll is
back, perched on the bed rail.
“Goodbye, little bear, I’ll go quickly,” it
says. “My job is done. I’ve given you
jolly party, plenty of laughs, plenty of
jokes, plenty of fun! Now no waiting.
Santa Claus wants me.”
“I’ve given a good party, made time fly!
Now Santa waits for me. Goodbye!”
© Express Newspapers 2019
Daily Express Saturday January 5 2019
The sunshine puzzle
The Sunshine Puzzle has been a firm favourite with readers of the Express for many
years. All you need to do is find the correct home for the listed words. We have
helped you by placing two. Here are the words that go into the grid:
Airer
Amass
Brave
Chaps
Glade
Idiot
Larva
Power
Spend
Tower
Casuals
Dossier
Eardrum
Poleaxe
Praetor
Reserve
Scatter
Sheathe
Smoking
Startle
Theorem
Trample
Acropolis
Americano
Beekeeper
Euthenics
Gladstone
Resolving
Soap opera
Statement
Terminate
Thesaurus
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LAST SATURDAY’S SOLUTION
ACROSS Stamp duty, Aster, Midstream, Maxim, Hello, Snookered,
Fatty, Insensate, Grievance, Proem, Unusually, Owner, Caper,
Medicinal, Deter, Beleaguer. DOWN Twine, Mistletoe, Dory,
Training college, Stave, Epicentre, Modem, Air-intake, Scrawling,
Fatal, Sieve, Evade, Wine.
THE DAILY EXPRESS 30-SECOND CHALLENGE
Today’s answers: BEGINNER = 7; INTERMEDIATE = 66; ADVANCED = 156.
TARGET
BATTLESHIPS
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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1 x Battleship
2 x Cruiser
3 x Destroyer
4 x Submarine
LAST SATURDAY’S
SOLUTION
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3
1
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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return.
LAST SATURDAY’S SOLUTION
ACROSS 1 Ambience, 6 Calf, 8 Spume, 11 Cup tie,
12 Then, 14 Age, 15 Rebus, 16 Bed, 17 Sear, 19 Beirut,
20 Veers, 21 Fret, 22 Dethrone.
DOWN 1 A cut above, 2 Blue, 3 Establish, 4 Cue,
5 Celebrate, 7 Achieve, 9 Pious, 10 Magnate, 13 Never,
18 Euro, 19 Bee.
ACROSS
1 Timetable (8)
6 Horse’s gait (4)
8 Run away to wed (5)
11 Type of ornamental
chain (6)
12 Mimicked (4)
14 Vitality (3)
15 Start (5)
16 In favour of (3)
17 Celebrity (4)
19 Intensely cold (6)
20Lacking freshness (5)
21 Worry (4)
22 Fact of being in a place (8)
DOWN
1 Resolute (9)
2 Whetstone (4)
3 Deputes (9)
4 Auction item (3)
5 Frantic (9)
7 Harmony or agreement (7)
9 __ Hamilton, motor racing
driver (5)
10 Make ready (7)
13 Satan (5)
18 Gull-like sea bird (4)
19 Place for drinking (3)
For today’s solution
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BBA
DME
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HOW many words of
four letters or more can
you make from the letters shown here?
In making a word, each
letter may be used once
only. Each must contain
the centre letter and
there must be at least
one nine-letter word. No
plurals or verb forms
ending in “s”.
TODAY’S TARGET
Good 16; very good 24;
excellent 32 (or more).
Solution Monday.
YESTERDAY’S
SOLUTION
alit alto ante anti
atone elation entail
inlet into INVIOLATE
invite iota late leant
lent lento lint lite
native neat note
oaten ovate tail tale
talon teal tile tine
tinea toenail toil toile
tonal tone valet vent
veto violate violent
violet vital volant volt
vote
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The Chambers Dictionary
crusader crossword
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WIN £100
FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN £100 CASH read down the letters in the highlighted squares to reveal the mystery word
ACROSS
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7
8
1 Incompetent European involved
in dance getting a smaller
9
amount (8)
10
5 Accounts produced by one with
a tree (6)
10 Quiet royal at home with
monarch vile to unusually shy
11
12
person (9,6)
11 Tool returned with hesitation by
Southern plunderers (7)
12 Ask for second object initially
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14
15
16
legal (7)
13 Chaps in article by expert likely
17
to cooperate (8)
15 Delicacy originally frozen cut
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20
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into cubes (5)
18 Ringleader, extremely
22
unpopular, with man in the
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Dream Gardens
With Alan Titchmarsh
It’s worth sticking around
A
GOOD COMPANY: A decent walking stick is rather like an old friend
GOOD walking stick comes
close to a black labrador and
a waxed jacket as the
essential countryside
rambling companion. And though
there’s a staggering range of
shapes and sizes available from
stick manufacturers’ stands at
rural craft fairs, agricultural shows
and smart gents’ outfitters, it’s
great fun to grow your own.
There are two easy ways.
One is to grow the Jersey
walking-stick cabbage, which is
also known as Jersey walking-stick
kale. This is a monster brassica, up
to 6ft tall and, though you could
eat the young leaves, it is mainly
grown for its strong, straight stem
that turns woodier with age.
Seeds are available from several
of the big mail order seed
companies including Thompson
and Morgan and, if you sow them
in spring, you should have suitable
stems to harvest late the same
autumn, otherwise leave them in
the ground for another season to
grow them bigger.
In late autumn, when the stems
are at their woodiest, pull the
plants up and let them dry out
slowly in a nice airy shed then trim
the best stem to length and make
sure to leave a good “knob” at the
top to form a handle.
W
hen it has had time to dry
out completely and stop
shrinking, treat it to a few of coats
of yacht varnish to act as a
preservative and for a smart finish.
The other method is to cultivate
your stick to order on a living hazel
bush. You might find there’s a
stout, straight branch of about the
right length growing on a hazel
bush in your hedge or, if you fancy
a knobbly stick, look for a suitable
piece in a contorted hazel. If so, it
just needs cutting and trimming.
But if not, train your own.
Look for a straight, young shoot
but leave it attached to its parent
plant. Trim off any sideshoots then
bend the end over to create the
handle and tie it firmly in place so
it “sets” as it grows. After another
season it should be thick enough
to cut to length.
For a fancier handle, tie the stick
into a knot while it is thin and
flexible. And if you want a stick
with a barley-sugar twist, wind it
around a pole and fix it in place to
set into shape over the next
season’s growth. Tie a coloured
label to your shoot so that nobody
prunes it out by mistake.
When you finally cut your stick,
leave it to dry then trim it to the
right length and varnish it. The
finishing touch is to make a ferrule
to reinforce the tip. So find a short
piece of copper pipe roughly the
right diameter, the sort sold for
water pipe in hardware shops or a
small plumber’s off-cut, and use a
hacksaw to cut a 1in length.
Avoid whittling the tip of the
stick to fit over the end as it won’t
stay in place long; instead heat the
ring up and force it on over the tip;
as it cools down it will contract to
fit. If it wears down it’s easy to fit
another and quicker than growing
a new stick.
Like labradors and ancient
waxed jackets, a good stick
becomes an old friend that you’ll
want to keep.
Enjoy Rhubarb all year long
CUPBOARD LOVE: Rhubarb can be grown in the house over winter
MOST people are iffy about
going out into the cold to gather
veg but there’s one very
welcome winter crop you can
pick from the comfort of your
own cupboards: rhubarb.
And not just any old rhubarb
but the long, thin, tender forced
sort that costs a fortune in the
shops and which is so delightful
for puds and pies.
Early forced rhubarb is an old
Yorkshire delicacy, very easy to
do at home. You do need a few
well-established rhubarb
crowns that have been growing
out in the garden for at least a
couple of years.
Dig one up now and leave the
root exposed to the cold for two
or three weeks, then plant it in a
pot of soil and bring it indoors.
A completely dark place is
essential, the warmer the better
– for fastest results use your
airing cupboard but the
cupboard under the stairs is
fine – you will see the first long,
thin, tender forced stems
appearing within a few weeks.
Wait until they are about the
same size and stage of
development as the early
rhubarb you see in the shops
and then tug out a few stems
leaving the rest of the root to
keep growing; each root should
produce several batches.
After a few weeks, replant the
crown outdoors and – after a
year off to recover – it’ll be back
to normal outdoor production.
Given another season outside
there’s no reason why you
shouldn’t dig up and force the
same root all over again – but if
you want forced rhubarb every
year its worth having three
crowns to use in rotation, with
one giving you some unforced
rhubarb to use as usual.
Alternatively, cover up an
established dormant rhubarb
crown in the garden with an
upturned pot or bucket stuffed
with straw.
For more information on gardening and other subjects go to
Alan Titchmarsh’s website: www.alantitchmarsh.com
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A high-speed rail link to China is bringing rapid
change, yet for ANDREW EAMES the Southeast
Asian country offers an enchanting and
tranquil journey back in time
Chilled beers to
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in languid Laos
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SACRED SHRINE: Golden statues of monks praying
with Buddha on top of Phu Si Hill in Luang Prabang
S DUSK falls over Luang Prabang,
visitors move in one of two directions.
Either up the 328 steps to the golden
pagoda on top of Phu Si Hill or
sideways to the restaurants and bars
that line the embankment above the
Mekong River. Both groups have the same
intentions; to watch the sun go down over
misty rills of forested hills and to revel in the
frangipani-scented warmth of a tropical evening
far from home.
Personally, I’d had my fill of temples that day
and didn’t feel the need for more spiritual
refreshment, so I opted for the river embankment,
where the Beerlao gave me chilled absolution.
Besides, a couple of monks were at the adjoining
table and in companionable silence we watched
the slow waltz of boats across the sultry water as
it was first burnished bronze, and then gold, by
the declining sun. It was one of those evenings
that makes you want to sing and dance.
A city built on a river-lined peninsular is always
going to have a special kind of calm and
I was particularly enjoying Luang Prabang. The
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GO WITH THE FLOW:
The Mekong River
as seen from the
Pak Ou Caves,
situated in a
limestone cliff
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NEXT GENERATION: A group of young monks rest under a tree in Luang Prabang, the former imperial capital of Laos
Exotic vision of
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former imperial capital of Laos is a
perfect vision of old Indochina, laid
out by French planners, built by
Vietnamese craftsmen, preserved by
Unesco and still home to the
once-upon-a-time Lao royal family,
who governed the country from here.
It’s like a film set, a composition of
old Chinese-style shophouses and
immaculate colonial mansions,
shuttered and balconied, with the
curved roofs of 32 temples rising
above. A composition animated by
bicycle rickshaws and saffron-robed
monks and filled with a babble of
languages from all over the world.
Its innocence and travelfriendliness reminded me of
Thailand’s ever-popular Chiang Mai
when I first arrived there 40 years
ago, but Thailand’s northern capital
has since become a big urbanisation,
while Luang Prabang still retains
the innocence of a stumbled-across
backwater from days gone by.
Even here, though, change is on
its way – as I was about to discover.
It gets dark quickly in this part of
the world and it wasn’t long before
the lanterns hung from waterside
acacia trees were the only light by
which I could read the menu. Yet
“chips batty” (whatever that is)
wasn’t what I had in mind.
I had my heart set on grilled
tilapia stuffed with coriander, with
maybe an avocado baguette as a
starter and a mango crêpe for
afters, as this exotically goodlooking place also has a pretty
exotic range of things to eat too.
I knew where I wanted to eat my
river fish – in a food stall alley up
towards the tourist office – but I
wasn’t in a hurry to get there.
The night market colonises
Luang Prabang’s main drag after
dark and there’s lots to linger
over, from handmade lampshades
to fishermen’s trousers, and I
found myself drawn to a stand of
children’s books, under the heading
“Brother Mouse”.
O
UNLA, who was manning
the stand, turned out to
be an author/illustrator,
and he showed me one of
his creations, a book
about a six-legged
buffalo flying to Paris to buy some
trousers – and why not?
The concept of Brother Mouse, he
explained, was to create illustrated
books that would encourage Lao
village children to read. It was
impossible not to make a donation,
and it was in our wider conversation
afterwards that Ounla told me how
“progress” was coming to Luang
Prabang, in the form of a major
high-speed railway line from China.
If I headed upriver I would see.
The next day I did just that.
Catching a boat here is easy enough,
thanks to regular departures to the
Pak Ou Caves, about 90 minutes
upstream. It’s a lovely journey; the
boats here are long and thin to
navigate the Mekong’s rock-strewn
rapids, while fishermen scud
through the shallows in dugout
canoes, checking their traps.
It’s like a journey back in time,
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SHOP AND PRAY: The night market
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Bang temple in the background
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old Indochina
until you round the corner to where
a huge bridge carrying the Chinese
railway is nearing completion.
Suddenly there’s the clanging of
heavy machinery and the searing
light of welding, quite a shock in an
otherwise pristine environment.
The caves are dramatically sited
up a set of steps into a limestone
cliff and clearly of great spiritual
significance to the locals, who line
up to sprinkle holy water on the
thousands of Buddha statues inside.
Yet wherever I looked in the gloom
I kept seeing that vision of
industrialisation just around the
corner. It seemed barely credible
that this enchanted place, with its
gentle waterborne tempo, should
suddenly get a direct line to the
most populous country in the world.
The impact is going to be colossal.
When I got back to the boat
landing, a vendor had some
songbirds in a cage.
I’d seen this before and knew that
by buying and releasing a bird would
supposedly bring me good karma in
the life hereafter. So I bought the lot
and set them free for the sake of
Luang Prabang.
It was the very least I could do.
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ITH a satisfying
tilt to the left, I
steered my
snowmobile
around a tight
bend and
headed uphill along a frozen
mountain track.
Had I bungled the turn, my
new steed and I could have
plunged down a sheer slope
into the bone-shattering thick
of the trees below.
Instead, I picked up speed
and confidence and, tearing
after the guy in front, lost
myself in a James Bond fantasy
of high-octane adventure.
I was in the snowy pine
forests above Borovets,
Bulgaria’s largest ski resort,
attempting to master the
classic Ski-Doo snowmobile.
Within 20 minutes, I had
learnt to control the
handlebars – the single forward
gear, reverse button and brake
are all idiot-proof.
Ski-Doos were invented by a
Canadian engineer to navigate
his country’s snowy outback
but could equally have been
dreamt up for a Bond movie.
It’s no surprise that they
made it into Die Another Day,
when Pierce Brosnan’s 007 is
hotly pursued across chilly
Icelandic wastes by gun-toting
Ski-Doo riders.
If spies and their antics
intrigue you, Borovets has a
history of Cold War era
communism which should fire
up your imagination too.
After the party was thrown
out in the early 1990s, German
tourists began making the
two-hour road trip from Sofia
airport, climbing 4,430ft up
into the Rila Mountains.
When they left, it became the
British winter sports mecca it
is today. Around 90 per cent of
visitors are from the UK and
most locals speak English.
The resort is more rugged
and off-beat than its polished
western rivals. Its central area
– the Golden Triangle – has a
rather higgledy-piggledy look,
courtesy of bars and cafés with
corrugated iron roofs which
sprang up during the
post-communism boom.
But locals say their slopes –
two blues, two greens, 10 reds
and five blacks – have more
variety, criss-crossing down
Skiing on a budget? Borovets is the
place for you, says CYRIL DIXON
LICENCE TO THRILL: Cyril gets to
grips with a Ski-Doo in Bulgaria
from 8,400ft through dense
woods. Snowfall is reliable
throughout the season but
should too little or too much
fall, there are some fascinating
places to visit.
There is, for example, Rila
Monastery, a spectacular mix
of domes, arched porticos,
courtyards and frescos dating
back 1,100 years yet still home
to 60 or so monks.
Or there is Tsarska Bistritsa,
the former Royal Palace, a
stunning white turreted
building, built by Ferdinand,
Tsar of Bulgaria in the late
19th century.
Borovets is renowned for
being cheap but its low prices
– for ski equipment, rooms,
food, drink and transport – still
left me grinning with delight.
Compare for example the
typical £210 cost of ski hire,
poles, boots, passes and tuition
for six days, to the £265 which,
in France’s Trois Vallées, would
get you just a pass.
But cheap is cheerful rather
than nasty. The town’s vibe is
happy, laid-back and friendly
and there are nice places
aplenty to stay, eat and drink.
The Rila Hotel is as good as
most I’ve stayed in and a darn
sight better value. It was built
in the communists’ twilight
years and was a favourite of
senior party members.
All 500 rooms are smart,
roomy and comfortable and
want for no creature comforts,
including flat screen TVs.
It has an amazing health
centre and spa, complete with
pool, saunas, steam rooms and
Turkish bath, a kindergarden,
casino and play centre, ski hire
shop and conference rooms.
Communal areas feature
galleries of black-and-white
photographs celebrating the
glory of two skiing World Cups
staged in Borovets in the early
1980s. Its eight restaurants
range from the cheap and
cheerful Seasons buffet to the
classy Les Arcs. My favourite,
Samokovi, serves regional
dishes in a cosy mahogany
setting.
Elsewhere, I found the
famous Borovets nightlife
unworthy of its infamous
reputation. One headline I saw
branded it “Magaluf on ice”
because of the younger skiers’
boozy antics. The town is in
line for a £13million makeover
which will sweep away many of
the older shacks and replace
them with modern and uniform
new buildings. No dates have
been set but British architects
William Matthews Associates
plan to modernise the centre
with a development linked by a
multi-use pathway for skiers,
pedestrians and cyclists alike.
Very nice. But I can’t help
feeling what it really needs to
liven it up is a Ski-Doo roaring
up behind at 25mph.
THE KNOWLEDGE
Balkan Holidays offers seven-nights’
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person departing on January 19
with transfers (£606 per person on
January 26). balkanholidays.co.uk,
020 7543 5555. Departures from
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Midlands, Edinburgh, Gatwick,
Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle,
Southend, Stansted and Luton.
Ski pack: £177 adult/£134 child (ski/
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and are per person, based on two people sharing our lead-in, lowest priced cabins in low season. Supplements apply for single travellers, upgraded cabins and other
departure dates. *Savings of up to £1,000 per person are valid for new 2019 European river cruise bookings only, made between 5th and 31st January 2019. Savings
of an extra £200 per person are valid for new 2019 European river cruise bookings only when booking a balcony suite between 5th and 31st January 2019. These
offers are not available on our Special Guest Cruises. Our offers are not combinable and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Our itineraries,
hotels, dates and inclusions are subject to change. Brexit Assurance is valid for new bookings only made before 29th March 2019. †Emerald Radiance on the Douro
River does not have bicycles or an indoor pool/cinema, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun-Deck. Please call for full terms and conditions. E&OE.
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Motoring
britain’s
brightest
car column
Edited by Nat Barnes
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World Car Of The Year Juror
email express.motors@reachplc.com twitter @expressmotoring
All revved up for new year
Nat Barnes highlights some of the best
cars arriving into showrooms in 2019
BMW X7
On sale: April
Price: est from £72,155
Porsche 911
On sale: March
Price: from £93,110
Citroen C5 Aircross
On sale: February 4
Price: from £23,225
If you thought that BMW already had a seven-seater 4x4 in
its range with the X5, then you’d be right. But with the
ever-increasing global appetite for anything SUV-shaped and
the luxury end of the market booming, this new X7 is BMW’s
answer to the Mercedes GLS and larger Range Rover.
Longer, wider and taller than the X5, this X7’s size and
styling might not be to all tastes. But with more space and
more luxury than the X5, there is standard air-suspension
and a panoramic glass roof with a 20-speaker Bowers &
Wilkins surround-sound stereo available as an option.
Initially, there will be the choice of one petrol or two turbodiesel engines with a plug-in hybrid forecast for the future.
Not so along ago, the Porsche 911 was revered among
driving enthusiasts for its small dimensions and
usability. This eighth generation of the German firm’s
famous rear-engined sports car has grown longer, wider
and heavier, with the more powerful S version arriving
first with 450bhp in standard and four-wheel drive 4S
forms. The less powerful 911 plus the cabriolet and
targa models will follow during the course of the year.
This new 911 looks far better in the metal than in
pictures and driver enjoyment is sure to remain as good
as ever. We can’t wait to get behind the wheel.
Citroen will be celebrating its centenary in 2019 and this
new C5 Aircross looks like being another reason for plenty of
Gallic smiles over the next 12 months. We’re big fans of the
smaller C3 Aircross and this larger C5 shares plenty under
the skin with another of our favourites, the Peugeot 3008.
Tailored more for comfort than as a serious driver’s car,
the C5 Aircross is sure to boast good road manners as well
as high equipment levels and we think it looks great.
It’s also packed with features including a forward-facing
camera that can double up as a dashcam and also Citroen’s
Grip Control system for improved traction without using
four-wheel drive. A plug-in hybrid version is due in 2020.
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RANGE ROVER EVOQUE
On sale: spring
Price: from £31,600
WITH more than 772,000 sold worldwide since
2011, the Range Rover Evoque has been one of
Land Rover’s biggest and most successful
models, so this second-generation model will
have some serious shoes to fill.
Better packaging and more interior space has
been promised and the three-door and
Convertible versions have been dropped leaving
only this five-door built at Halewood, Liverpool.
All models, barring the entry-level car, will get
four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox,
while the new Evoque will get mild hybrid and
plug-in hybrid versions for the first time.
As well as a special ground view function to
allow the driver to see in front of the car, the rear
view mirror doubles as a video screen using
another camera if your view is blocked behind.
TOYOTA COROLLA
On sale: March
Price: from £21,300
THE Corolla name makes a return to
Toyota showrooms after an absence of 14
years, replacing the outgoing Auris.
Available in both hatchback and
Touring Sports estate
bodystyles, this new
Corolla looks to be
an interesting
contender in
the family
hatchback
sector,
leading with
not one but
two hybrid models with 120bhp or 178bhp.
With more than 90 per cent of sales of the
outgoing Auris being the hybrid models,
there’s no question that Toyota dominates
this sector, although rivals are catching
up rapidly with further choices of plug-in
and fully electric models.
The new Corolla
features improved
materials and build
quality and has
been promised to
be better to drive,
as well as
featuring more
interior space and
practicality than its
predecessor.
MERCEDES EQC
On sale: June/November
Price: est from £67,500
ALONG with the Audi E-tron, this Mercedes EQC – the first in the threepointed star’s new EQ range – should be one of the biggest cars to arrive in
2019 into the growing electric car market.
With an 80kW battery, the Mercedes EV
boasts similar statistics to its Audi rival
with a 249-mile range and
5.1-second 0 to 60mph time. But
a stunning interior is coupled
with a traditional exterior.
An initial release of 100
EQC First Edition models,
all pre-sold, will be on the
road this summer, although
the full range will officially
be introduced in November.
AUDI E-TRON
On sale: March
Price: from £71,490
IF 2018 was a big year for hybrids and fully electric vehicles, then 2019 is
sure to be even bigger. The next 12 months will see the introduction of
the Audi E-tron and the Mercedes EQC to
take on the Jaguar I-Pace in the
premium electric market as well as
Porsche’s Taycan saloon.
This E-tron will have a
95Kw battery and a
fully-charged range of
248 miles. It drives
well, boasts Audi’s
usual immaculate
build quality and also
some intriguing tech.
BMW 3-SERIES
On sale: March
Price: from £33,610
MANY might shrug their shoulders at the
arrival of this, the seventh generation of
BMW 3-Series. But with 15.5 million sales
over the past 44 years, it is BMW’s global
best-seller and been the benchmark car in
its class for some time. You can read a full
road test on these pages next week
but the big news is that this
new 3-Series is better
than ever.
The two highlights of
the new BMW saloon’s
range, especially for the
crucial company car
market, will be the 320d,
expected to be the
bestseller and also the 330e plug-in hybrid
due in July. With just 39g/km emissions and a
42-mile electric-only range, the 330e is likely
to account for a third of all sales. Make no
mistake, while other 2019 new arrivals might
enjoy the limelight, few will match the sales
impact of this new 3-Series.
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60
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City&Business
Edited by DAVID SHAND
email: city@express.co.uk
Visit City & Business pages online at
www.express.co.uk/city
Tel: 020 8612 7156
AT A GLANCE
STOCK MARKET
FTSE 100
FTSE 250
FTSE ALL SHARE
Shares Traded
6837.4
+144.8
17795.9
+357.0
3733.6
+76.0
2588.6 million
POPULAR SHARES ON THE RISE
AstraZeneca
Aviva
BAE Systems
Barclays
BP
GlaxoSmithKline
HSBC Holdings
Int Consolidated Airlines
Lloyds Banking Group
Marks & Spencer Group
National Grid
Rolls-Royce Holdings
Royal Bank of Scotland
Royal Dutch Shell 'B'
Royal Mail
Saga
Standard Life Aberdeen
Unilever
Vodafone Group
Whitbread
6089
379½
473
155
520¾
1518½
656½
591¾
52¾
253
783¼
825¾
221¼
2400
287
104¼
262
4152
158
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+15
+10¼
+1½
+2
+9
+37½
+8
+35
+5¾
+1
+10
+30½
+2
+95
POPULAR SHARES UNCHANGED
Centrica
137¼
POPULAR SHARES ON THE SLIDE
BT Group
Sainsbury (J)
237¼
260
-2¾
-3
WORLD MARKETS
WALL STREET
TOKYO
HONG KONG
GERMANY
FRANCE
23433.1
19562.0
25626.0
10767.7
4737.1
+746.9
-452.8
+561.7
+351.0
+125.6
1.273
137.935
1.116
+0.009
+1.880
+0.007
108.393
0.877
+0.7159
-0.0008
STERLING VALUE
Dollar
Yen
Euro
DOLLAR VALUE
Dollar/Yen
Dollar/Euro
COMMODITIES
GOLD($)
KRUGERRAND(£)
SILVER(pence)
BRENT CRUDE($)
1285.00
1010.69
1247.38
57.87
OTHER INDICATORS
Base rate
Halifax mortgage rate
Retail Price Index
House price Index
Unemployment
0.75%
3.99%
+3.2% (CPI +2.3%)
+2.7%
1,380,000
Services setback puts
economy in slow lane
By David Shand
UK economic growth slowed to a crawl
in the last three months of 2018 as confidence among firms in the powerhouse
service industries slumped to levels
hardly seen since the financial crisis.
The gloomy survey of activity
spanning bars, restaurants, transport
and finance – which generates over
three-quarters of Britain’s output –
signals a rise in GDP as low as 0.1 per
cent in the final quarter, down from 0.6
per cent in the previous three months.
Companies blamed a combination of
Brexit
uncertainty
and
subdued
consumer demand, with the latter
highlighted with separate figures from
accountants BDO showing the worst
year on record for high street sales.
The closely-watched IHS Markit/CIPS
services purchasing managers’ index
(PMI) rose slightly from November’s
28-month low of 50.4 to 51.2 last month.
A reading above 50 means growth.
Jobs were created at the slowest pace
since July 2016, but firms still struggled
to recruit “suitably skilled staff”.
Business optimism weakened for the
third month running to the second worst
reading recorded by the survey since
March 2009.
IHS chief business economist Chris
Williamson said: “The service sector
typically plays a major role in driving
economic growth, but is now showing
Australia
Canada
China
Czech Rep.
Denmark
Eurozone
Hong Kong
Hungary
Israel
Japan
Kenya
Mexico
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
United States
1.75 dollar
1.64 dollar
8.09 renminbi
26.58 koruna
7.68 krone
1.08 euro
9.52 dollar
325.86 forint
4.41 shekel
129.92 yen
119.79 shilling
23.19 peso
1.77 dollar
10.51 krone
4.41 zloty
4.58 riyal
17.30 rand
10.92 krona
1.21 franc
38.15 baht
6.79 lira
1.23 dollar
worrying signs of having lost steam amid
intensifying Brexit anxiety. The final two
months of 2018 saw the weakest back-toback expansions of business activity
since late-2012.”
Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at
Pantheon Macroeconomics, said: “The
continued weakness of the business
activity index in December adds to
evidence that the economy effectively
has ground to a halt, primarily due to
Stonegate festive trading boost
A SURGE in pre-bookings
for New Year’s Eve celebrations and Boxing Day football helped Stonegate Pub
Company
toast
bumper
festive trading.
The privately-owned operator of 735 pubs and bars
including Slug & Lettuce and
Walkabout lifted sales by 7.8
mounting concerns about Brexit. Recent
indicators point to softness in retail
spending.”
BDO’s high street tracker showed instore sales fell by 1.9 per cent last month,
the sixth straight December drop,
despite heavy discounting in the final
week. Shops have suffered 11 consecutive months of falling like-for-like sales.
Head of retail Sophie Michael said
consumer confidence was “brittle”.
Tribute to low air-fare pioneer
MICHAEL O’Leary led tributes to Herb Kelleher, the
Southwest Airlines pioneer
of low-cost airline travel without whom “there would be no
Ryanair”, who has died at 87.
Kelleher set up Southwest
in Texas over 50 years ago
and grew it from regional
airline with its first flight in
per cent in the month to 1
January. This follows a big
investment in upgrading
facilities including creating a
central call centre hub, which
led to a 17.8 per cent rise in
the number of pre-bookings.
CEO Simon Longbottom
said: “We have entered 2019
with positive momentum.”
1971 to the largest domestic
carrier in the US in 2003, a
ranking it still holds. It
focused on short haul, pointto-point flights rather than
connecting flights and used a
single model Boeing 737.
Ryanair boss O’Leary said
Kelleher was “the grand master Yoda of low-fare airlines”.
CLOSE
3i Group ........................804½#
A.B. Foods ......................2159#
Admiral Group ....................2018
Anglo American .............. 1756½
Antofagasta...................... 785½
Ashtead Group ...................1702
AstraZeneca .......................6089
Aviva ................................ 379½
BAE Systems ........................473
Barclays ...............................155
Barratt Development ........ 473½
Berkeley Grp Hldgs..........3553#
BHP Billiton .......................1669
BP ................................... 520¾
British Amer.Tob .............2583#
British Land ......................531#
BT Group .......................237¼#
Bunzl .................................2356
Burberry Group ...............1698#
Carnival..............................3808
Centrica ........................... 137¼
Coca-Cola HBC...................2442
Compass Group..................1637
CRH ...................................2159
Croda International ............4780
DCC ...................................6165
Diageo ........................... 2740½
Direct Line Insurance ...........322
DS Smith.......................... 306½
EasyJet...............................1107
Evraz................................ 469¼
Experian Group............ 1890½#
Ferguson............................5120
Fresnillo........................... 875¼
GlaxoSmithKline .......... 1518½#
Glencore .......................... 284¼
GVC Holdings .......................688
Halma .............................1341#
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+30½
+57
+12
+81¾
+47½
+86½
+79
+12
+8
+4¾
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+76
+74½
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552
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217
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4321
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598¼
5100
697
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2452
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5060
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2883½
393¼
539
1796
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6556
1436½
1621½
415
1170
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756¼
2041
1803½
1464½
727¼
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4712½
364½
445½
146
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333
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4749
746½
1242¾
269
629½
1146
COMPANY
CLOSE
Hargreaves Lansdown ..... 1897½
Hiscox................................1530
HSBC Holdings ................. 656½
Imperial Brands.............. 2452½
Informa ............................ 616½
InterContinental Htl............4212
Intertek Group ...................4829
Intl Consolidated Airlines.. 591¾
ITV................................... 126½
John Wood Group ............. 543½
Johnson Matthey .............2794#
Kingfisher ........................ 215½
Land Securities ..............810½#
Legal & General................ 235¼
Lloyds Banking Grp .............52¾
London Stock Ex. ...............4226
Marks & Spencer ..............253#
Melrose ........................... 164¾
Micro Focus .......................1382
Mondi ................................1697
Morrison (Wm) ................. 215¾
National Grid..................783¼#
52 WEEK
+/- HIGH LOW
+81
-11
+15
+39
+10¾
+120
+221
+10¼
+1
+28½
+129
+3¼
+9
+7½
+1½
+158
+2
+9
+30½
+92½
-¾
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2270
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796
3176½
859
4966
6014
726½
180½
796½
3823
362½
1010½
286¼
72
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269½
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605¾
3948
4387
557
122½
489½
2620
205½
791¾
223¾
50
3649
242½
146¼
911¾
1584
204
736¾
COMPANY
CLOSE
52 WEEK
+/- HIGH LOW
Next...................................4478 +128
Ocado .............................. 816¾ +25¾
Paddy Power Betfair...........6595 +160
Pearson ...............................963 +16½
Persimmon.........................2006 +59
Prudential ..........................1384 +44
Reckitt Benckiser ...............5964
-1
Reed Elsevier .....................1631 +28
Rentokil Initial......................335 +10¾
Rightmove ............................449 +10½
Rio Tinto ........................ 3793½+150½
Rolls-Royce Group ...........825¾c +37½
Royal Bank Of Scot .......... 221¼
+8
RSA Insurance Grp ........... 516½ +8¾
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘A’ ..............2368 +26½
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘B’ ..............2400 +35
Sage Group ...................... 593½ +21¼
Sainsbury (J).........................260
-3
Schroders ..........................2592 +153
Scottish Mortgage................459 +17¾
SEGRO ............................. 600½ +1½
Severn Trent ............... 1884½# +21
Shire..................................4690 +111
Smith & Nephew ............ 1432½ +36½
Smiths Group .....................1371 +29
Spirax-Sarco.......................6110 +160
SSE....................................1070
+6
St James’s Place ..................971 +31
Standard Chartered .......... 607¾ +21
Standard Life .......................262 +10
Taylor Wimpey.................. 140½ +2¾
Tesco............................... 197½
-2
TUI AG ...............................1159 +35
Unilever..............................4152 +30½
United Utilities ..................761# +10½
Vodafone Group ................158#
+2
Whitbread ..........................4680 +95
WPP Group ...................... 852½ +10½
6202
1146
9110
966½
2880
1981
7155
1741½
355
535
4492
1094
302½
681¾
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266¼
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238
4728
1471
THE engineering arm of
collapsed airline Monarch airlines has gone
into administration with
the loss of 450 jobs.
Luton Airport-based
Monarch Aircraft Engineering struggled after it
inherited
“significant
debts and claims” and
lost customers following
a restructure in October.
Operations have been
suspended at its aircraft
overhaul business at
Luton and Birmingham,
with the loss of about
250 jobs.
A further 200 staff
mainly in Luton will also
go. Some jobs have been
transferred to Morson
Group
and
Storm
Aviation, with Gatwick
staff going to Boeing.
Energy
firm ban
ECONOMY Energy has
been banned from taking
on new customers for up
to three months by the
regulator because of poor
customer service.
A provisional order
from Ofgem also prevents the Coventry-based
supplier, which has about
244,000 customers, from
requesting one-of payments and increasing
direct debits.
Economy could have
its licence revoked if it
fails to improve customer
service, complaints handling
and
payment
procedures.
Anthony Pygram of
Ofgem said: “We expect
the supplier to take
immediate action to rectify its failings or face having its ban extended.”
MARKET REPORT
++ THE FTSE 100 THE FTSE 100 THE FTSE 100 ++
COMPANY
TOURIST’S POUND
SLUMP: Restaurants and other services deliver more than three-quarters of output
Monarch
jobs blow
3991
409
6010
653
1859½
1340
5443
1429½
258¾
418
3486
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2175½
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519¾
224¾
129¼
189½
1088
3695
656
144
3617
805
ABOUT £35billion was added to
the value of Britain’s top
companies yesterday as a strong
American jobs report, measures
to stimulate China’s economy and
hopes for a thawing in USChinese trade relations ignited
global stock markets.
Mining heavyweights
Antofagasta rose 47½p to 785½p,
and Glencore up 15¼p at 284¼p,
while heavily US-focused
equipment rental firm Ashtead
Group and plumbing products
distributor Ferguson gained 86½p
to 1702p and 247p to 5120p.
Online musical instruments
retailer Gear4Music hit a 275p
wrong note to 235p after sounding
a profit warning, while digital
music and radio services firm
7Digital plunged 1.1p to 0.8p after
a winding-up petition was served
against a subsidiary over £417,000
owed to HM Revenue & Customs.
Bullish trading updates lifted
textile rental firm Johnson
Service Group 4p to 120p and
smart home solutions provider
LightwaveRF ¾p to 8p, while
cell-based therapeutics developer
ReNeuron Group improved by 3p
to 51½p after a collaboration
agreement with a US-based firm.
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COMPANY
CLOSE +/-
52 WEEK
HIGH LOW
Aerospace & Defence
Avon Rubber . . . . . . . . . . . . 1260 -10
Babcock International. . . . . . 493# +15½
BAE Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473 +8
Chemring Group. . . . . . . . . .161¼ -½
Cobham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99¼ +2¼
Meggitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468 +10
QinetiQ Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 292 +3
Rolls-Royce Group. . . . . . . 825¾c +37½
Senior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194½ +4¾
Ultra Electronics . . . . . . . . . . 1295 +17
1475
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236
136¼
572
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334½
1743
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445½
157
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417
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Alternative Energy
Porvair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
-3
550
403
Banks
Barclays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 +4¾
Bco Santander . . . . . . . . . . .374¼ +12¾
Close Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . 1470 +24
CYBG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 +12
HSBC Holdings . . . . . . . . . .656½ +15
Lloyds Banking Grp . . . . . . . . 52¾ +1½
Metro Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1796 +62
Royal Bank Of Scot . . . . . . .221¼ +8
Standard Chartered . . . . . . .607¾ +21
217
146
532 347½
1660 1398
364¼
175
796 600¾
72
50
4040 1609
302½
203
849¼ 519¾
Beverages
Barr (AG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 802 +5
821
615
Britvic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 826# +8 858½ 661½
Coca-Cola HBC . . . . . . . . . . 2442 +16 2801 2216
Diageo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2740½ +½ 2883½ 2354½
Chemicals
Carclo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Croda International. . . . . . . . 4780 +170
Elementis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Johnson Matthey . . . . . . . . 2794# +129
Synthomer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359 +10½
Treatt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441½ -7½
Victrex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2284 +112
127½ 77¼
5318 4267
288¾
166
3823 2620
575½ 347½
508
397
3408 2172
Construction & Materials
Alumasc Group. . . . . . . . . . .107½
175
Balfour Beatty . . . . . . . . . . . .248½ +5
311
Boot (Henry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 -6½
347
Clarke T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 -½ 93½
Costain Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
488½
CRH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2159 +87 2857
Galliford Try . . . . . . . . . . . . .655½ +29 1185¾
Gleeson (MJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 658 +40
808
Keller Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503 +20 1120
Kier Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431½ +29¾ 1127¼
Kingspan Grp . . . . . . . . . . .3392½ +44¾ 3885¼
Marshalls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477 +8 483½
Morgan Sindall . . . . . . . . . . . 1062 +16 1540
Smart (J) & Co. . . . . . . . . . .109½
112½
Titon Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . .203½ +10½ 217
Tyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232½ +2½
384
102½
230½
230
73
302
1971½
565½
610
467
376½
2919¼
384¾
1022
106
154½
222½
Electricity
Drax Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362¾ -1½ 427¼ 221½
SSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1070 +6 1440½ 1032½
Electronic & Electrical Equipment
Acal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369#
Dialight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Halma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1341#
Morgan Crucible . . . . . . . . . .257½
Oxford Instruments. . . . . . . . . 881
Renishaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4070
Spectris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2235
TT Electronics. . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Xaar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158¾
XP Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000#
+3
455
325
690
290
+28 1504 1146
+3½ 366¼ 246½
-4 1096
676
+180 5775 3670
+47 2908 1966½
+4
281 191¼
+4¾ 405½
142
-120 3740 2000
Equity Investment Instruments
Aberdeen All Asia. . . . . . . . .532½
680
Aberdeen Asian Sml . . . .1012½# +2½ 1080
Aberforth Smll.Co. . . . . . . . . 1158 +12 1442
Acencia Debt . . . . . . . . . . . 161½
Acorn Income . . . . . . . . . . . .331½ +½
478
Advance Devlpg Fund . . . . . . 519 +2
656
Albion Tech.& Gen. VCT . . . . . 74
74
Albion VCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74½
74½
Alliance Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . 697 +9
785
Artemis Alpha . . . . . . . . . . . . 263# +3½
356
Aurora Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . .186½ +1
222
Baillie Gifford Japan . . . . . . . . 692 +11
882
Baillie Gifford Shin Nip . . . . .165¾ +1
207
Bankers Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . . 792 +14
923
Baronsmead VCT.2 . . . . . . . . . 82
88½
BH Global GBP . . . . . . . . . . 1475 -20 1510
BH Global USD . . . . . . . . .1171½
1187¼
BH Macro GBP. . . . . . . . . . . 2380 +17½ 2420
Biotech Growth Trust . . . . . . . 698 +18
849
BlackRock Mining. . . . . . . . . . 345 +9
424
Blue Planet Intl Tst . . . . . . . . . . 37
50
BlueCrest AllBlue . . . . . . . . . 208 +1 227½
Bluehone AiM VCT2 . . . . . . . 34½
34½
British Assets Tst . . . . . . . . . 114# +1¾ 125¼
British Empire Tst . . . . . . . . . 684# +14
767
Brunner Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . . . 705 +10
814
Caledonia Inv.. . . . . . . . . . . 2880# +95 2910
City Natural Res.Yld. . . . . . . . 87¼ +1
129
City Of London . . . . . . . . . . .387½ +7½
443
Dunedin Ent.IT. . . . . . . . . . . . 330 +3
424
Dunedin Income . . . . . . . . . .235½ +5
268
Edin Wwide Inv. . . . . . . . . . . . 722 +3 1020
Edin.Drgn.Tst.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 +12
394
Edin.Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623 +15
712
Edin.US Tracker . . . . . . . . .1297½ +37½ 1455
Elderstreet VCT . . . . . . . . . . . 55¾ +¼
56
Electra Private Eq. . . . . . . . .381½ +2¾
954
European Ass Tst. . . . . . . . . . 94½ +¾
135
F&C Cap&Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
-3
350
F&C Smaller Cos . . . . . . . . 1255# +35 1495
F&C US Smaller Companies 925 +13 1112½
Fidelity Asian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
423
Fidelity European . . . . . . . . . . 212 +4
239
Fidelity Japanese . . . . . . . . . . 128 +1
167
Fidelity Special . . . . . . . . . . . 234# +7
280
Finsbury Gwth&In. . . . . . . . . . 763 +18
854
For.&Col.Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . 646# +10
741
Foresight Tech.VCT . . . . . . . . 68½
72
512½
924
1120
326¼
500
67¼
66½
672
258
182½
663
158
766
81
1350
1053½
1944
600
317½
35
205
31
112
660
681
2600
85½
376
322
229
705
324
588
1160
53
376
91¾
276½
1215
812
356
202
125
220
721
612
66½
COMPANY
CLOSE +/-
52 WEEK
HIGH LOW
Gartmore Euro.. . . . . . . . . .1107½ +25 1387½
Genesis E.M.F.. . . . . . . . . . . . 638 +10
750
Graphite Ent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 794 +2
888
Hansa Tst ‘A’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 970
1075
Hansa Tst Plc . . . . . . . . . . . . 1020
1140
Henderson Euro.Tst . . . . . . . . 990 +10 1225
Henderson Far Est . . . . . . . . . 336 +6
388
Henderson High Inc . . . . . .160¾# +3¼ 192½
Henderson Opp Tst . . . . . . . . 918
1135
Herald Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . 1110 +50 1370
HGCapital Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . 1810 +30 2010
HSBC Infrastructure . . . . . . .158½ +¼
163
Impax Env.Mkt . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 +4½
290
Int.Biotech.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . 594# +8
698
International Public . . . . . . . . . 155 +½ 158¾
Invesco Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259# +4 310½
Invesco Inc Gth Tst . . . . . . .250½ +5½
299
Invesco Lev. . . . . . . . . . . . . .70¾#
81
Invesco Perp UK . . . . . . . . . . 452 +8
536
JPM American . . . . . . . . . . . . 406 +10
472
JPM Asian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 +5
379
JPM Claverhouse. . . . . . . . . . 672 +16
784
JPM Elect Man Gwth . . . . . . . 740 +7½ 862½
JPM Emerg Mkt . . . . . . . . . . . 855 +13
930
JPM Euro Sml Co . . . . . . . . 333# +7
446
JPM Global Emerging . . . . . 122#
142¼
JPM Indian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 698 +10
785
JPM Japanese . . . . . . . . . . . . 380 +3
472
JPM Mid Cap . . . . . . . . . . . .997½ +14½ 1295
JPM Overseas IT . . . . . . . . . . 289 +5½ 339½
JPM Smaller Co . . . . . . . . . . . 193
-2
254
JPM US Sml Co . . . . . . . . . .272½ +6
345
Jupiter Euro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 698 +20
895
Jupiter Primdna . . . . . . . . . . . 265 +3
352
JZ Capital Partners . . . . . . . . 445
-3
494
Keystone Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . 1525 +25 1835
Law Debenture . . . . . . . . . . . . 544 +6
648
Lowland Invest Co . . . . . . . 1340# +20 1580
Majedie Inv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
308
Manchester&Lon. . . . . . . . . .415½
542
Martin Currie Pac. . . . . . . . . . 361 +4½
413
Martin Currie Prtflo Tst . . . . . 232#
267
Matrix Inc & Gwth 4 . . . . . . . . 75½
77½
Maven Income And Growth VCT 43
54
Mercantile Inv Tst . . . . . . . .177¾# +4
226
Merchants Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . 449 +5½
539
Mid Wynd Int. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465
545
Midas Inc&Gwth Tst. . . . . . . . 160
178¾
Monks Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . 747 +20
872
Montanaro Euro Tst . . . . . . . 825# +17½ 975
Montanaro Uk . . . . . . . . . . . .104½
122½
Murray Inc.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . 744# +18
812
Murray Int.Tst . . . . . . . . . . . 1150# +30 1290
New India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466 +2
496
New Star Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . 105
115
North Atl.Smlr.Tst . . . . . . . . . 2675 +10 3065
Northern 2 VCT . . . . . . . . . .59½#
65
Northern Venture . . . . . . . . . . 64½ -½ 68½
Oxford Tech 2 VCT . . . . . . . . 44½
44½
Oxford Tech VCT . . . . . . . . . . . 40
40
Pacific Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 +½
290
Pacific Horizon . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 +9
393
Pantheon Int. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 -10 2160
Perpetual In.&Gwth . . . . . . .318½ +4½
386
Polar Cap.Tech . . . . . . . . . . 1120 +30 1386
RCM Technology Trust . . . . 1210 +20 1630
RIT Capital Partners. . . . . . . 1960 +38 2130
Ruffer Investment . . . . . . . . . . 209 +2
242
Schroder Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . 405# +16
484
Schroder Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 260# +4
310
Schroder Japan . . . . . . . . . . . 186
-2
235
Schroder UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165# +3½
200
Schroder UK M&S . . . . . . .463½# +17½ 583
Scottish American . . . . . . . . . 360 +10 391½
Scottish Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . . . 775 +12
902
Scottish Mortgage . . . . . . . . . 459 +17¾ 568¼
Shires Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237½# +4½ 292½
Shires Smlr.Co . . . . . . . . . . . 226# +½
299
Small Comp Div.Tst . . . . . . .172½ +1½ 267½
SPARK VCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
22
Standard Life Equity. . . . . . . 400# +2½
511
Standard Life UK Sml . . . . . . 410 +3½
528
SVM Global . . . . . . . . . . . .266½#
305
SVM UK Emerging. . . . . . . . . 96¾
127
Talisman VCT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
54½
Temple Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1170 +22 1354
Templeton Emrg. . . . . . . . . . 692# +14
825
The European Inv.Tst . . . . . 778# +24
974
Throgmorton Tst. . . . . . . . . . . 452 +12
570
TR Euro.Growth . . . . . . . . . .801½ +22½ 1234
TR Prop. IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366 +9½ 433½
Troy Inc & Growth Trust . . . . 73# +¼
80
Value & Income . . . . . . . . .261½# +5 287½
Witan Inv Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . 982 +17 1138
Witan Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 +1
350
Wwide Healthcare . . . . . . . 2475# +70 2915
1060
615
778
955
945
974
330
157
884
1055
1685
133½
245
522
138¼
243
242
68½
431
368½
300
648
725
759
323
113
566
367
964
279½
183½
263
666
257
437
1460
534
1280
246
401
328
226
73½
43
168
437
459
159¼
710
772½
104
700
1056
380
105
2610
57
62½
27½
35
240
264
1800
301½
1060
1105
1844
206
379
251
181
158
443½
344
748
420½
228½
221½
169½
20
389½
400
261
84½
52
1116
649
754
432
765
353½
72
245
948
283
2325
Financial Services
3i Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .804½# +30½ 1029½
3i Infrastructure. . . . . . . . . .259½# +1 263½
Ashmore Group . . . . . . . . . .361½ +2 433¼
Brewin Dolphin . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 +5¾
393
Charles Stanley . . . . . . . . . . 278#
-1
406
Charles Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 -10
314
City Of London . . . . . . . . . . .137½
172½
Guinness Peat Group . . . . . . . 83 +½
90
Hargreaves Lansdown. . . .1897½ +81 2270
IFG Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135½ +5 186½
IG Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595½ +13 954½
Intermediate Cap.Grp . . . . . 967# +25½ 1203
International Pers Fin . . . . . . . 209 +½ 254¾
Investec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453 +15½ 648½
IP Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 -2½ 142¾
Jupiter Fund Man. . . . . . . . . . 301 +10 631½
Liontrust Asset Man . . . . . . . 586# -32
688
London Stock Ex. . . . . . . . . . 4226 +158 4794
Lonfin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39½
45½
Man Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 +5½ 217¾
Paragon Group. . . . . . . . . . . . 406 +13½ 552½
Provident Financial. . . . . . . .604½ +17¾ 733¼
Rathbone Brothers . . . . . . . . 2360 +32 2772
756¼
197¾
337
303¼
271
205
111½
+¾
1629½
125
534
899
171½
423½
102
287½
490
3649
39½
126¾
379¼
430¼
2230
SHARES AT A GLANCE
COMPANY
CLOSE +/-
S & U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2120
Schroders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2592
Schroders NV . . . . . . . . . . . . 2095
Shore Capital . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Standard Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Tullett Prebon . . . . . . . . . . . .307¾
Walker Crips Group . . . . . . . . 33½
52 WEEK
HIGH LOW
-80
+153
+45
2790 1920
3773 2334
2720 2000
285
200
+10 505¾ 224¾
+4¾ 553½ 259¾
41½
32
Fixed Line Telecommunications
BT Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237¼# -2¾ 275¾
KCOM Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68# +1 106½
TalkTalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 +1
145
Telecom Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . 1472 +16 1479
203
57¾
94½
1010
Food & Drug Retailers
Greggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1330 +23
Morrison (Wm) . . . . . . . . . . .215¾ -¾
Ocado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .816¾ +25¾
Sainsbury (J) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
-3
Tesco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197½
-2
United Drug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 610 +10½
1395
942
269½
204
1146
409
341½ 225¼
266¼ 189½
940 572½
Food Producers
A.B. Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2159#
Anglo-Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562
Carr’s Milling . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160#
Cranswick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2650#
Dairy Crest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432#
Devro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162¾
Glanbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1484¾
Greencore Group . . . . . . . . . . 187
+57 2891 2041
-19
800
540
+3¾
168
121
+32 3460 2520
+5½ 590½ 413¼
-2
230
157
+25 1544 1198
+3¾
225
127
COMPANY
CLOSE +/-
52 WEEK
HIGH LOW
Bovis Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 859 +15½ 1301½
Colefax Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 540 +15
620
Headlam Group . . . . . . . . . .400½ -7½
581
Mcbride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131½ +2¼
223
Persimmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 +59 2880
Reckitt Benckiser . . . . . . . . . 5964
-1 7155
Redrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499¾ +10¾ 664½
Taylor Wimpey . . . . . . . . . . .140½ +2¾ 211¼
828
494
400½
115
1859½
5443
460¾
129¼
Industrial Engineering
Bodycote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .721½ +27½
C.H. Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92½
Castings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389 +1½
Goodwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2370 -90
Hill & Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1143 -16
IMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .941½ +42½
Melrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164¾ +9
Renold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28½ -½
Rotork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249½ +12
Severfield-Rowen . . . . . . . . . . 73#
Slingsby H.C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82½
Spirax-Sarco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6110 +160
Tex Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Trifast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
-4
Vitec Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1185
Weir Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .1315½ +71
1055
142½
468½
2920
1523
1443
247
54½
361½
88¼
100
7345
139
276
1415
2325
676
92½
369½
1660
902½
870
146¼
22
235¾
64½
60
5410
98½
180
1065
1240
Industrial Metals & Mining
Evraz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469¼ +27
Ferrexpo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201# +13¼
584
333
316 143½
COMPANY
52 WEEK
HIGH LOW
CLOSE +/-
Petra Diamonds . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 +1½
73
Petropavlovsk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6¾ -¼
8½
Polymetal Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . .856¾
-7 923½
Rio Tinto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3793½ +150½ 4492
Sirius Minerals . . . . . . . . . . . . 21½ +½ 38¾
33
5¼
591
3486
20¼
Mobile Telecommunications
Inmarsat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396¼ +6½ 632¼ 336½
Vodafone Group . . . . . . . . . . 158# +2
238
144
Nonequity Investment Instruments
Oryx Int.Gwth.. . . . . . . . . . . .787½
Rights &Iss.Inc . . . . . . . . . . . 1980
840
2335
-5
750
1955
Nonlife Insurance
Admiral Group . . . . . . . . . . . 2018 +12
Beazley Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 +3½
Direct Line Insurance . . . . . . . 322 +2¾
Hiscox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1530 -11
Jardine Lloyd . . . . . . . . . . . . 1890
Lancashire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 +13½
RSA Insurance Grp . . . . . . .516½ +8¾
2118 1803½
619½ 493¼
393¼
305
1711 1332
1898 1212
685½
530
681¾ 496½
Oil & Gas Producers
BP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520¾ +12 598¼
Cairn Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . .157½ +4½ 267½
Enquest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22½ +1½ 37¾
Exillon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 +½ 101½
Gulf Keystone Pet. . . . . . . . .191½ +13¾ 301
JKX Oil & Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . 40½ +½
47
Ophir Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44¾
-1
76
Premier Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75¾ +6½ 143½
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘A’ . . . . . . . . 2368 +26½ 2748½
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘B’ . . . . . . . . 2400 +35 2841
Soco International . . . . . . . . . . 75 +5
129
Tullow Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195¼ +12¾ 276
459¾
140
19
54
106
11
32¾
55½
2175½
2201½
68
165¼
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution
Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489 +17½ 914 453½
John Wood Group . . . . . . . .543½ +28½ 796½ 489½
Lamprell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62¾ -¼
105 58½
Petrofac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509¾ +28¾ 663½
404
Personal Goods
Burberry Group. . . . . . . . . . 1698# +74½ 2325 1498
PZ Cussons . . . . . . . . . . . . .211¾ -2½ 332¾ 208½
Supergroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490# +1¾ 2076 355¼
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
AstraZeneca . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6089 +79 6317
BTG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 827 +½
853
Genus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2226 +16 2992
GlaxoSmithKline . . . . . . . .1518½# +11½ 1621½
Hikma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1666 -13½ 2025
Oxford Biomedica. . . . . . . . . . 645
1050
Shire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4690 +111 4748
4712½
475
2098
1242¾
855½
475
2953½
Real Estate Investment & Services
Kerry Grp ‘A’ Shs . . . . . . . .8006¼ +103 8897¾ 6984¾
Premier Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 +¼ 46¾
30
REA Holdings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
353
234
Tate & Lyle . . . . . . . . . . . . .672½# +4½ 720½
526
Unilever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4152 +30½ 4486 3695
Forestry & Paper
Mondi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1697 +92½ 2236
1584
Gas, Water & Multiutilities
Centrica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137¼
National Grid. . . . . . . . . . . .783¼# +9
Pennon Group . . . . . . . . . . .717½ +2¼
Severn Trent. . . . . . . . . . .1884½# +21
United Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . 761# +10½
163¾
124
887¾ 736¾
812½ 583½
2140 1703
817¾
656
General Industrials
DS Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306½ +13½ 539 291¼
Low & Bonar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17½ -1¼ 62½
14
RPC Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .668½# +18½ 864¼ 632¼
Smiths Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 1371 +29 1801 1279½
Vesuvius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494¼ +14¼ 662 473¼
General Retailers
Ashley (Laura) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3½
Brown (N.) Group . . . . . . . . .92¼# +1¼
Caffyns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375#
Carpetright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18¼
Debenhams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5¾
Dignity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 681 +6
Dixons Carphone . . . . . . . .118¾#
-1
Dunelm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578½ +20½
Findel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 -11
French Connection. . . . . . . . . . 44 +1
Halfords Group . . . . . . . . . .263¾# +3½
Inchcape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555 +5½
John David Group . . . . . . . . 364# +14¾
Kingfisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215½ +3¼
Lookers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92¾ +¼
Marks & Spencer . . . . . . . . . 253# +2
Moss Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25½
Mothercare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15¾ -¼
Next . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4478 +128
Pendragon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22¼
Pets At Home . . . . . . . . . . .119½# +2
Saga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104¼ +1
Sports Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . .249½ +4
Ted Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1586 +29
Topps Tiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63¼# +¼
WH Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1803 +49
7¼
291
430
151¼
31¾
1934
234¾
701
302
63½
388
799
521½
362½
112¼
324
90
52½
6202
29¾
192¾
138¾
436
3214
93
2260
3
85
375
16¼
4
648
116¼
482¾
172¼
28
248½
486½
318½
205½
82
242½
24½
12¼
3991
20¼
110
99
233¼
1420
57¾
1697
Health Care Equipment & Services
Bioquell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 588
588
282
Consort Medical . . . . . . . . . . . 851 -18 1287
700
Mediclinic Intnl . . . . . . . . . . .304½ -½ 706½ 295½
Smith & Nephew . . . . . . . .1432½ +36½ 1516 1215
Household Goods & Home Construction
Abbey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1190# -35 1380
Barratt Development . . . . . .473½ +9¼ 657¾
Bellway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2620# +64 3686
Berkeley Grp Hldgs . . . . . . 3553# +76 4321
1151
434
2419
3226
The service is provided for general information only and is not intended to address individual requirements. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before
making investment decisions. Reasonable care will be taken in ensuring the accuracy of the information provided but it may include errors, omissions or inaccuracies.
Interntl Ferro Metals . . . . . . . . . . 1
Industrial Transportation
BBA Aviation. . . . . . . . . . . . .223¼
Braemar Shipping Serv . . . .207½
Clarkson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2135
Fisher (J) & Sons . . . . . . . . . 1750
Ocean Wilsons . . . . . . . . . . . 1205
Royal Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287#
Stobart Group . . . . . . . . . . .152½#
Wincanton. . . . . . . . . . . . . .228½#
+8¼ 368¾
207
302 192½
+10 3450 1878
+12 1940 1360
+35 1290 1010
+5¾
631 271¾
+2
282 142¾
+5
280
195
Leisure Goods
Games Workshop . . . . . . . 3100# +10 4015
Photo-Me Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
191½
2125
84
Life Insurance
Aviva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379½ +12
552 364½
Chesnara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342 -2½ 423½
322
Legal & General . . . . . . . . . .235¼ +7½ 286¼ 223¾
Phoenix Group . . . . . . . . . . .572¼ +14¼ 733
544
Prudential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1384 +44 1981 1340
St James’s Place . . . . . . . . . . 971 +31 1270½
914
Media
4imprint Group . . . . . . . . . . . 1885 -55 2260
Bloomsbury Publish. . . . . . . . 200
254
Daily Mail & Gen . . . . . . . . . 580# +4
774
Euromoney Inst. . . . . . . . . . 1188# +2 1450
Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469
-9
576
Haynes Publishing . . . . . . . . . 161 -8½
246
Huntsworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
-3
139
Informa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .616½ +10¾ 859
ITE Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62# +1¼
111
ITV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126½ +1 180½
Moneysupermarket . . . . . . .281¼ +1½ 366½
Pearson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 963 +16½ 966½
Quarto Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
186
Reach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
88½
Reed Elsevier . . . . . . . . . . . . 1631 +28 1741½
Rightmove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449 +10½ 535
STV Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340 -8½
458
Tarsus Grp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270# +1
335
Wilmington Group . . . . . . . .184¾ +1 259½
WPP Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .852½ +10½ 1471
1575
162
557
1120
301¼
158
74½
605¾
56¼
122½
257
653
63½
54½
1429½
418
305
248
160
805
Mining
African Barrick Gold . . . . . . . 200 -2¼ 210½
Anglo American . . . . . . . . .1756½ +81¾ 1926½
Anglo Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . .137½#
-2 166½
Antofagasta. . . . . . . . . . . . . .785½ +47½ 1149
Avocet Mining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6¼
19½
BHP Billiton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1669 +74½ 1779¼
Centamin Egypt . . . . . . . . . .122½ +¼ 165¾
Fresnillo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .875¼ -13¼ 1436½
Gem Diamonds . . . . . . . . . . . 107 -5¼ 124½
Glencore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284¼ +15¼ 415
Hochschild Mining . . . . . . . .172¼ -¾ 259½
Kazakhmys . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524¼ +31 1076
Kenmare Res. . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
-8
283
Lonmin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48½ +½ 89¾
96
1464½
125
727¼
4¾
1373¾
86¼
746½
76½
269
149
436¾
182
36
Capital & Counties . . . . . . . . . 234
Capital & Regional . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cardiff Property . . . . . . . . . . 1775
CLS Holdings . . . . . . . . . . . .217½
Daejan Holdings . . . . . . . . . . 5740
Development Sec. . . . . . . . . . 205
F&C Commercial . . . . . . . . .126¾
Foxtons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53¼
Grainger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207¾#
Harworth Group . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Helical Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315½
London & Ass.Prop . . . . . . . . . 25
Mountview Est. . . . . . . . . . . . 9575
Raven Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Savills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 717
St. Modwen Prop.. . . . . . . . .406¼
UK Commercial Prop . . . . . . . 84½
Wynnstay Props. . . . . . . . . . . 560
+4¼
+½
320
59½
1845
255
6400
249½
155
85
291½
132½
398
31
11400
51
1034
426
91¾
600
226¼
26½
1740
195½
5560
190
124
44¾
205¾
105
301½
22½
9525
38
678½
365
81
560
984
697
3235
797
570
145
975
249¾
1010½
195¾
280
570
117¼
679
1055
296
913
1165
818
523
2761
652¼
322½
88
875
108½
791¾
167½
222
480
106½
551¼
817
206
751
789½
+8½
+80
-2½
+2½
+¾
-1½
+9
-1¼
+2
Real Estate Investment Trusts
Big Yellow Group . . . . . . . .871½#
British Land. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531#
Derwent London . . . . . . . . . . 2851
Great Portland Est.. . . . . . . .666½
Hammerson . . . . . . . . . . . . .328¼
Hansteen Holdings. . . . . . . . . 88¾
Highcroft Inv.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 885
Intu Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Land Securities. . . . . . . . . .810½#
London & Stamford Prop . . . 175#
Mckay Secs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Mucklow (A&J) . . . . . . . . . .499½#
Primary Health . . . . . . . . . . .112¾
SEGRO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600½
Shaftesbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828
Town Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216#
Unite Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 813
Workspace Group . . . . . . . .813½
+2
+8
+8
+5½
+2½
-¾
-1½
+9
+2¼
-9
+1¾
+1½
+8
-2
+7
-5½
Software & Computer Services
Aveva Group . . . . . . . . . . . 2320# +36
Computacenter . . . . . . . . . . . . 966 +1
Emblaze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21½
Flying Brands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2¼
Gresham Computing . . . . . . . 65½ -2½
Intec Telecom . . . . . . . . . . . . 71¾
Micro Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1382 +30½
Microgen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343 +1
RM Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Sage Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .593½ +21¼
SDL International . . . . . . . . . . 475
-5
Triad Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .37½#
3054
1620
26½
4¾
205
1803
952
18
2
60
2582 911¾
509
335
240
182
821½ 525½
520
370
78½ 35¼
Support Services
Aggreko. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .729½ +16½ 882
Ashtead Group . . . . . . . . . . . 1702 +86½ 2438
Bunzl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2356 +41 2452
Capita Group . . . . . . . . . . . .114¼ +5¾ 258¼
Carillion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14¼
DCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6165 +275 7755
De La Rue . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422½ +5
647
Diploma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1180# +25 1475
Electrocomponents . . . . . . . 496# +16 761½
Essentra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352 +13½ 538½
Experian Group . . . . . . . .1890½# +40 1988½
Ferguson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5120 +247 6556
G4S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201½ +6¼ 291¼
641¾
1586½
1936
80¼
COMPANY
CLOSE +/-
52 WEEK
HIGH LOW
Hays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141½ +5
212
Homeserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 870# +8 1041
Howden Joinery . . . . . . . . . . . 454 +13
539
IEnergizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112½
132½
Interserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 +½ 123½
Intertek Group. . . . . . . . . . . . 4829 +221 6014
John Menzies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501
-9
711
London Security . . . . . . . . . . 1950 +10 2150
Macfarlane Group . . . . . . . . . . 73
-3
112
Mangmnt Consulting . . . . . . . . 1¾
3½
Mears Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 -16
440
Michael Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445 +4¼ 623½
Mitie Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114# -2¼ 195¾
Norish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
92½
Northgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372¼# -3¾ 446½
Paypoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800#
1076
Rentokil Initial . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 +10¾ 355
Ricardo Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 630 +20 1075
Robert Walters . . . . . . . . . . . . 540 -10
796
RPS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139½ +1¼ 305½
Serco Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99¾ +1½ 105½
Shanks Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 33# -¼ 108¼
SIG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 +2 174½
Smiths News . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42¼ -1¾ 119½
Speedy Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59# -½ 65½
St.Ives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94½
108
SThree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
387
Travis Perkins . . . . . . . . . . .1090½ +36½ 1587½
135¾
705
416½
51½
10½
4387
490
1940
71½
1¼
274
440¾
105¾
49½
309½
748
258¾
592
480
132
83½
32¼
102¼
26
48¼
66¼
249½
970
Technology Hardware & Equipment
BATM Advanced . . . . . . . . . . 48¾ +2¼
49
CML Microsystems . . . . . . . . 417
567½
Northamber. . . . . . . . . . . . . .29½#
30½
Spirent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115½ -½
138
23¾
405
26½
96½
Tobacco
British Amer.Tob. . . . . . . . . 2583# +98 5100 2462½
Imperial Brands . . . . . . . . .2452½ +39 3176½ 2310
Travel & Leisure
888 Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . .165½ +3 324¾
Air Partner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
153¼
Carnival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3808 +77 5060
Celtic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165½
166½
Compass Group . . . . . . . . . . 1637 +8 1709½
Domino’s Pizza. . . . . . . . . . . . 242 +6
387
EasyJet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1107 +21 1796
Enterprise Inns . . . . . . . . . . .190¼ +2¼ 191¾
FirstGroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86¼ +½ 117½
Fuller Smith & Turner. . . . . . . 916 +22
990
Go-Ahead Group . . . . . . . . . 1549 +37 1964
Greene King . . . . . . . . . . . .545½# +9½ 642½
GVC Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . . 688 +11½ 1170
Heavitree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
530
InterContinental Htl. . . . . . . . 4212 +120 4966
Intl Consolidated Airlines . . .591¾ +10¼ 726½
Irish Continental Uts . . . . . . .414¾ -1¾ 533¼
Marston’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96¼# +½
117
Merlin Ent.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323 +5¼ 410½
Millennium & Cop. . . . . . . . .494½ +12½ 580
Mitchells & Butlers . . . . . . . . . 257 +4¾
282
National Express . . . . . . . . .374¾ +3¼ 422¼
Paddy Power Betfair . . . . . . 6595 +160 9110
Rank Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .139¾ -2½ 245½
Restaurant Gp . . . . . . . . . . .150¾ +4¾
237
Ryanair Holdings . . . . . . . . .946¼ +19¾ 1506¾
Sportech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38¾
-1 86¼
Stagecoach Group . . . . . . . .137½ +2
177
Thomas Cook Group . . . . . . . 38½ +2¾
146
TUI AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1159 +35 1810½
Wetherspoon (JD) . . . . . . . . 1117 +10 1332
Whitbread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4680 +95 4728
William Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163½ +5¼
338
154
74
3659
130
1425
225½
1051½
115
77
872
1338
459
629½
430
3948
557
377¾
89¾
307
459
231½
344½
6010
135
128½
916¾
32½
127¼
22¾
1088
11¼
3617
151¾
AIM
600 Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15¼
19½ 14¾
Arbuthnot Banking . . . . . . . . 1070 +5 1650 1035
ASOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2800 +296 7730 2128
Boohoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 +10¼ 244½
141
Camellia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10900
13600 9100
Churchill China . . . . . . . . . . . . 940
1290
811
CPP Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6½
13¾
5¾
Cropper (James) . . . . . . . . . 960#
1832½
911
Dewhurst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 900
1225
815
Falkland Islands . . . . . . . . . . 300#
380
273
Fevertree Drinks . . . . . . . . . . 2347 +111 3956 2105
Filtronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5½
29
5½
Finsbury Food Group . . . . . . . 104 +1
131
101
Goals Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
88¾
64
Gresham House . . . . . . . . . . . 455
510
400
Hornby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32½
39 20½
James Halstead . . . . . . . . . . . 427
-1
453
367
Johnson Service. . . . . . . . . . . 120 +4 145¼ 113½
Majestic Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 +3
485
236
Mpac Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 +½
230
105
Nichols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1380 +10 1585 1240
Numis Corporation . . . . . . .233½# +12
440 221½
Ovoca Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7¾
11¼
7½
Panther Secs. . . . . . . . . . . . . 365#
395
307
Patagonia Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 +18½ 170 52½
Portmeirion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1000 +25 1310
905
Regal Petroleum. . . . . . . . . . . . 59 +3
63
7¾
Rockhopper Exploratn . . . . . 23½ +1¼
44 20¼
Ten Alps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +½
+¾
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Racing
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Lingfield
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SKYSPORTSRACING
12.15
UNIBET JUVENILE HURDLE4YO
£6,498 (Class 3) 1m 7f 216yds (7 declared)
THE Scout
12.40 Bayston Hill
1.15 MATTERHORN (nb)
1.45 Nylon Speed
12.40
2.15 Straight Right
2.50 Rectory Road
3.25 Critical Thinking
BETWAY CASINO HANDICAP
£3,752 (Class 5)
1m 2f
(9 declared)
1 (8) 7/36257- GRACEFUL JAMES (37) (D) J Fox 6 9-8.....................................K O’Neill 92
2 (9) 1/39057- KING OF THE SAND (24) G L Moore 4 9-5...................................A Kirby 88
3 (7)
644/ SIR GEORGE SOMERS (J430) N Twiston-Davies 6 9-5..........L Keniry 87
4 (2) 265110- APPENZELLER (37) (C&D) R Hughes 4 9-5................Finley Marsh(3) 95
5 (4) 424193- l BAYSTON HILL (37) (C&D) M Usher 5 9-3........................D ProbertH99
6 (5) L/27416- SEABOROUGH (J30) A King 4 9-2................................................M Harley 98
7 (3)
7852- FORBIDDEN PLANET (85) R Charlton 4 9-1............................. J Watson 97
8 (6) 11L0/05- SUNBREAK (7) (T) M Johnston 4 8-13...................................... J Fanning 89
9 (1) 3L74L0- JUPITER (10) A Dunn 4 8-8.........................................................E Greatrex 86
SP FORECAST: 13-8 Forbidden Planet, 5 Bayston Hill, 13-2 Appenzeller, 7 Seaborough, 8 Graceful
James, 10 King Of The Sand, Sunbreak, 14 Sir George Somers, 33 Jupiter.
2018: No corresponding race.
HANDICAP
1.15 BETWAY
£7,246 (3)
1m 2f
(7)
615011- BREDEN (30) (D) Mrs L Jewell 9 9-9.........................................R Winston 98
072656- MYTHICAL MADNESS (10) (D) (T) D O’Meara 8 9-9.................A Kirby 89
514111/ SHARGIAH (568) (D) M Appleby 6 9-8....................................D Costello 84
1/10581- LEXINGTON LAW (24) (C) A King 6 9-6...................................D Probert 89
31211- l MATTERHORN (15) (C,S) (T) M Johnston 4 9-5................F NortonH99
376090- BATTLE OF MARATHON (141) J Ryan 7 9-5...........Josephine Gordon 88
224246- GUVENOR’S CHOICE (9) (T) K Burke 4 8-10.............................. L Morris 90
VISOR: No. 2 TONGUE STRAP: No. 7 CHEEK PIECES: No. 4.
SP FORECAST: 7-4 Matterhorn, 11-4 Breden, 11-2 Lexington Law, 13-2 Shargiah, 10 Guvenor’s
Choice, Mythical Madness, 20 Battle Of Marathon.
2018: Easy Tiger 6-8-10, L Keniry 7-1 (M Saunders), drawn (4), 7 ran.
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LIVE CASINO HANDICAP
1.45 BETWAY
£5,531 (4)
1m 4f
(8)
(4) 223671- DUTCH UNCLE (8) (C&D) Olly Murphy 7 9-10............................ L Morris 94
(7) 941157- TRALEE HILLS (29) (D) P Hedger 5 9-6..................................... C Bishop 94
(2)
020/ STORMY BLUES (J23) N Hawke 5 9-5.....................................D Costello 89
(1) 61020/L- SHINGHARI (8) A Dunn 7 9-4....................................................Rossa Ryan 95
(3) 232140- SMILEY BAGEL (24) (C&D) Ed Walker 6 9-3.............................L Keniry 90
(6) 34113/1- l NYLON SPEED (J40) (D) A King 5 9-0.................................M HarleyH99
(8) 11L6LL- ESSPEEGEE (29) (D) A Bailey 6 9-0.......................Darragh Keenan(5) 86
(5) 311636- BAMAKO DU CHATELET (24) (C&D) I Williams 8 8-12......Fran Berry 96
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 3, 6 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 8.
SP FORECAST: 6-4 Nylon Speed, 4 Dutch Uncle, 5 Bamako Du Chatelet, 13-2 Tralee Hills, 8 Smiley
Bagel, 16 Shinghari, Esspeegee, 20 Stormy Blues.
2018: No corresponding race.
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SUN RACING ON TWITTER CONDITIONS STAKES
2.15 FOLLOW
£11,828 (2)
1m 1yds
(5)
14L0L1- BOOK OF DREAMS (182) (D) M Appleby 4 9-3.....................D Costello 88
3355L1- CALLING OUT (23) (C&D) D M Simcock 8 9-3...................... S Donohoe 89
444424- SALATEEN (30) (T) D O’Meara 7 9-3...........................................M Harley 97
94/L115- l STRAIGHT RIGHT (45) (D,F) A Balding 5 9-3.................... R HornbyH99
142/412- TAKE THE HELM (240) (C) B Meehan 6 9-3..............................L Keniry 89
TONGUE STRAP: No. 3 HOOD: No. 4.
SP FORECAST: 13-8 Straight Right, 3 Salateen, 4 Calling Out, 5 Take The Helm, 15-2 Book of Dreams.
2018: Arcanada 5-9-3, M Harley 4-6 Fav (T Dascombe), drawn (3), 6 ran.
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NOVICE MEDIAN AUCTION STAKES 3YO
2.50 LADBROKES
£3,105 (6)
1m 1yds
(12)
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41- COOLAGH FOREST (50) (T) R Fahey 9-9.................................B McHugh 92
2 (6)
1- l RECTORY ROAD (51) (D) A Balding 9-9................Joshua Bryan(3) H99
3 (3)
84- ALTAR BOY (45) S Kirk 9-2............................................................. L Morris 89
4 (11)
FAST BOY D M Simcock 9-2.............................................................M Harley 78
5 (2)
9- HARRY THE NORSEMAN (24) D Elsworth 9-2....................Hollie Doyle 84
6 (1)
3- HARVEY DENT (14) (F) Archie Watson 9-2...........................E Greatrex 95
7 (8)
PRINCE MAMILLIUS D Shaw 9-2................................................L Edmunds 75
8 (10)
72- RENEGADE MASTER (29) G Baker 9-2.............................. Nicola Currie 89
9 (5)
5- TARGET ZONE (24) (F) D Elsworth 9-2....................................D Probert 90
10 (7)
8- TWPSYN (28) P Evans 9-2....................................... Katherine Begley(7) 85
11 (12)
00- ANGLESEY PENNY (29) J R Jenkins 8-11.....................Gina Mangan(7) 78
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0- MIDNITE RENDEZVOUS (9) D Shaw 8-11...................................R Da Silva 80
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Rectory Road, 10-3 Coolagh Forest, 9-2 Harvey Dent, 15-2 Renegade Master,
10 Target Zone, Fast Boy, Altar Boy, 20 Harry The Norseman, 25 Others.
2018: Hasanoanda 9-2, R Havlin 11-4 (J Gosden), drawn (7), 11 ran.
SUNRACING.CO.UK HANDICAP
3.25 £3,752
(5)
7f 1yds
RACINGTV
(12)
1 (11) L61547- KODILINE (21) P Evans 5 9-9........Katherine Begley(7) 97
2 (4) 962313- l CRITICAL THINKING (10) (C&D) David Loughnane 5 9-8...S Donohoe H99
3 (7) 167492- GREY GALLEON (22) C Cox 5 9-7....................................................A Kirby 92
4 (3) 56L735- BERNIE’S BOY (8) (C,D) P McEntee 6 9-7........................ Nicola Currie 94
5 (1) 458334- ESPRESSO FREDDO (10) (D) Robert Stephens 5 9-5............ S W Kelly 92
6 (10) 31/4L07- MILITRY DECORATION (85) (D) Dr J Scargill 4 9-4............R Winston 91
7 (9) 2L/8L26- EVENING ATTIRE (37) (D) W Stone 8 9-4...........................Hollie Doyle 94
8 (12) 606272- HIGHLAND ACCLAIM (8) (D,F) (T) D O’Meara 8 9-4............. J Watson 98
9 (2) 2745L9- REAL ESTATE (22) (D) M Attwater 4 9-0.............................C Shepherd 88
10 (6) 5504L1- WILSON (31) (C&D) Miss J Feilden 4 9-0....................................Doubtful 92
11 (8) 113178- DE LITTLE ENGINE (10) (D) A Dunn 5 8-12...........................Rossa Ryan 89
12 (5) 38L067- HELEN SHERBET (15) (D) (T) K Burke 4 8-11......................R Kingscote 86
VISOR: Nos. 5, 12 TONGUE STRAP: No. 2 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 HOOD: No. 8.
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Critical Thinking, 9-2 Highland Acclaim, 11-2 Espresso Freddo, 6 Grey Galleon,
15-2 Bernie’s Boy, 10 Evening Attire, 16 Militry Decoration, Kodiline, 20 Others.
2018: Toriano 5-9-4, T Marquand 7-2 (N Littmoden), drawn (8), 9 ran.
TRACK FACTS: GOING: Standard. Left Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2014-19): A Kirby 19% Strike
rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2014-19): M Johnston 17% Strike rate. FIRST TIME: 1.45 Nylon Speed
(tongue strap), 3.25 Espresso Freddo (visor), Helen Sherbet (visor). BEATEN FAVOURITES: 3.25
Critical Thinking(hcp), Grey Galleon(hcp). DRAW: Low best in races up to a mile LONGEST
TRAVELLER: Guvenor’s Choice (1.15) & Helen Sherbet (3.25) 271 miles. STABLE SWITCH: 12.40
Forbidden Planet from D F Davis to R Charlton, Sir George Somers from Sir M Stoute to N TwistonDavies. 1.15 Shargiah from R Varian to M Appleby. 1.45 Stormy Blues from C Appleby to N Hawke. 2.15
Book of Dreams from M Johnston to M Appleby. 3.25 Militry Decoration from M O’Callaghan in
Ireland to Dr J Scargill.
1-1 l TORPILLO (29) (C&D) N Twiston-Davies 11-8.........D JacobH99
41 FUKUTO (69) D Bridgwater 11-4............................. T Scudamore 73
3 FLASHDANZA (25) R Rowe 10-12....................... A Glassonbury 85
HONORABLE (F155) G L Moore 10-12................... Jamie Moore 80
3 PADDY THE CHEF (26) I Williams 10-12..................T J O’Brien 92
TIS FANTASTIC M Blake 10-12....................................James Best 80
45 LAST ENCHANTMENT (9) N Mulholland 10-5.......... H Reed(3) 97
TONGUE STRAP: No. 6 HOOD: No. 1.
SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 1.
SP FORECAST: 4-9 Torpillo, 8 Fukuto, Honorable, 10 Paddy The Chef, 12 Last
Enchantment, 20 Flashdanza, 50 Tis Fantastic.
2018: Crucial Moment 11-8, Sean Houlihan(7) 3-1 (W G M Turner), 5 ran.
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HANDICAP CHASE
12.45UNIBET
£18,768 (2)
1m 7f 119yds
(4)
HANDICAP CHASE
1.20 32RED
£9,384 (3)
2m 4f 10yds
(8)
L21121 l CAPELAND (17) (D) P Nicholls 7 11-12.....................H CobdenH99
44/2L-1L YORKIST (21) (D) D Skelton 11 11-8..............................H Skelton 97
42-35L2 POKER SCHOOL (40) I Williams 9 11-2.....................T J O’Brien 95
4-23124 DAREBIN (29) (C&D) G L Moore 7 10-5.............. Jamie Moore 91
VISOR: No. 4 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 2 CHEEK PIECES: No. 3.
SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 1, 4, 3, 2.
SP FORECAST: 5-4 Capeland, 11-4 Poker School, 3 Yorkist, 7 Darebin.
2018: Speredek 7-10-11, S Bowen 10-11 Fav (N Hawke), 4 ran.
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2L02-55 WESTERN MILLER (23) C Longsdon 8 11-12.Jonathan Burke 89
5126-U4 CREEP DESBOIS (28) B Pauling 7 11-12..........................D Jacob 87
2311-4F LARRY (47) G L Moore 6 11-11.................................. Jamie Moore 97
57712-L l DARIUS DES BOIS (31) (F) N Henderson 6 11-10..S BowenH99
0-4442F LITHIC (29) Jonjo O’Neill 8 11-6................Jonjo O’Neill Jr.(5) 94
348123- PRAIRIE TOWN (F49) A Carroll 8 11-5.......................L Edwards 95
L2L336 DREAM BOLT (43) (T) D Rees 11 11-5................... T Scudamore 98
1LP-066 VOCALISER (17) R Dickin 7 10-13...................................... C Poste 89
VISOR: No. 5 TONGUE STRAP: No. 1 CHEEK PIECES: No. 2.
SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 2, 4, 7, 3, 5, 6, 8.
SP FORECAST: 7-4 Darius Des Bois, 7-2 Larry, 9-2 Lithic, 8 Creep Desbois, 10
Dream Bolt, 12 Prairie Town, Western Miller, 20 Vocaliser.
2018: Chef D’Equipe 6-11-12, Mr D Maxwell(7) 7-1 (P Hobbs), 11 ran.
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TRACK FACTS: GOING: Soft. Right Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2014-19): Jamie
Moore 22% Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2014-19): N Henderson 29% Strike
rate. FIRST TIME: 1.20 Creep Desbois (cheek pieces), Lithic (visor), 12.15 Tis Fantastic
(tongue strap).
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MARES’ HURDLE (LISTED)
1.50 UNIBET
£12,529 (1)
2m 3f 173yds (4) ITV4
TOLWORTH NOVICES’ HDL (G1)
2.25 UNIBET
£28,475 (1)
1m 7f 216yds (6) ITV4
SEE BIG RACE COLOURS OPPOSITE
FOR ABOVE TWO RACES
675-165 UNSAFE CONDUCT (57) C Tizzard 6 11-12.................R Johnson 97
L73P3P- AWAY FOR SLATES (254) M Harris 9 11-11..........Will Kennedy 88
552P34 DESIREMOI D’AUTHIE (10) C Gordon 6 11-11..............T Cannon 96
5U-2671 l WORKING CLASS (18) (F) O Sherwood 5 11-11.......... H Beswick(7) H99
45P-355 PRESENT DESTINY (183) P Henderson 7 11-9..... N Scholfield 87
6L-34L1 MIDNIGHT MIDGE (10) (C&D) R Hodges 5 11-9...Mr B Carver(7) 96
323L/33- DARWINS THEORY (313) Mrs F M Shaw 11 11-7.......Mr M Legg(5) 83
0-403 STORMINGIN (18) G L Moore 6 11-6....................Joshua Moore 96
322323 CATCHIN TIME (22) Miss L Hurley 11 11-2....... C Hammond(5) 94
5-44549 TEXAN NOMAD (37) R Harris 7 11-0.....................L Williams(5) 89
P-83PU7 SADMA (19) (C&D) N Lampard 10 10-8........................H Teal(5) 88
L55LP-2 TRUCKERS TANGLE (23) A Dunn 7 10-7................... M G Nolan 98
05U25 POWERFUL SOCIETY (41) M Gillard 4 10-2.............J M Davies 98
L08P-9F FIRE AHEAD (10) I Williams 6 10-1.............................. R T Dunne 84
L0PL-8P MR MAGILL (37) K Burke 7 10-0............................ B Godfrey(7) 79
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 7, 15 HOOD: Nos. 2, 6, 10.
SP FORECAST: 5 Working Class, 11-2 Midnight Midge, 7 Stormingin, 15-2 Catchin
Time, 8 Truckers Tangle, Desiremoi D’Authie, 10 Others.
2018: No corresponding race.
22123U EXITAS (9) P W Middleton 11 11-12....... Mr Thomas O’Brien(5) 91
L5L-513 LOOSE CHIPS (28) (C&D) C Longsdon 13 11-6
Paul O’Brien(3) 92
10U-LL0 BUYWISE (22) (C&D) E Williams 12 11-6....................... A Wedge 82
L-U632U BISHOPS ROAD (35) (C) Kerry Lee 11 11-5......... Jamie Moore 95
LPF7-LL THEATRE GUIDE (55) (D) C Tizzard 12 11-5.............P Brennan 93
11215P KINGS LAD (56) (D) C Tizzard 12 11-4..........................H Cobden 91
F62-656 ON TOUR (35) E Williams 11 11-3............................ M Bastyan(5) 91
6137/2-2 ROCK GONE (55) Dr R Newland 11 11-3........ S Twiston-Davies 98
P3F9-66 HOUBLON DES OBEAUX (14) (C&D) Miss V Williams 12 11-3 C Deutsch 93
0PULP/L LE REVE (45) (C&D) Mrs L Wadham 11 11-3...................D Jacob 95
PL-U712 HENLLAN HARRI (188) (C,D) (T) P Bowen 11 11-2......S Bowen 95
12P1-73 l PETE THE FEAT (29) (C&D) C Longsdon 15 11-0
Jonathan BurkeH99
0/PLP-95 TENOR NIVERNAIS (17) (D) Miss V Williams 12 11-0
A Coleman 95
2231-41 CULTRAM ABBEY (27) (D) (T) N Richards 12 10-13....... R Day 96
11060-4 BAND OF BLOOD (27) (D) Dr R Newland 11 10-12.T J O’Brien 91
121FP-4 RATHLIN ROSE (55) (C&D) D Pipe 11 10-12........ T Scudamore 93
1/7323-8 HALO MOON (219) N Mulholland 11 10-5................... R T Dunne 90
BLINKERS: Nos. 2, 4, 5, 11, 15, 16 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 9, 10, 13, 17.
SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 15, 4, 3, 14, 1, 17, 11, 9, 6, 10, 2, 7, 12, 16, 8, 13, 5.
SP FORECAST: 13-2 Rock Gone, 15-2 Rathlin Rose, 8 Le Reve, 10 Henllan Harri,
Bishops Road, Cultram Abbey, 12 On Tour, Buywise, Loose Chips, 14 Others.
2018: Buywise 11-10-8, L Aspell 12-1 (E Williams), 14 ran.
GUIDE: Loose Chips had Rock Gone 11 lengths behind when successful here (3m, sft)
in November and could confirm that form off just 5lb hgiher, while Pete The Feat was
well back in seventh that day but improved to take third here (3m, sft) latest and did
win this (albeit off 8lb lower) in 2017. Buywise took this race last year off the same
mark (hvy) but has done little since, so it might pay to side with HENLLAN HARRI.
Peter Bowen’s charge won on his only previous visit to this track and was a gutsy
second at Uttoxeter (3m2f, gd) when last seen in June. Capable of going well fresh, he
could be the answer.
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BEATEN FAVOURITES: 1.20 Larry(hcp ch). 3.00 Band Of Blood(hcp ch), Rock Gone(hcp
ch). LONGEST TRAVELLER: Laurina (1.50) Ireland; Cultram Abbey (3.00) 297 miles.
STABLE SWITCH: 12.15 Fukuto from Gab Leenders in France to D Bridgwater,
Honorable from M Delzangles in France to G L Moore.
0421F2 CALTEX (28) Henry Oliver 7 11-8.................................J McGrath 89
12-112U l KUPATANA (10) N Henderson 6 11-7............. N De BoinvilleH99
6052-10 MIDNIGHT MAESTRO (25) A King 7 11-6............W Hutchinson 96
U-224L1 BARTON KNOLL (22) J Mackie 7 11-5............................ N Fehily 96
1231-5U MOLINEAUX (29) C Tizzard 8 11-5..............................R Johnson 96
6254-03 THE DELLERCHECKOUT (17) P Nicholls 6 10-9...... Bryony Frost 98
122L-32 ENOLA GAY (29) Miss V Williams 6 10-8................. G Sheehan 93
TONGUE STRAP: No. 6 HOOD: No. 2.
SP FORECAST: 5-2 Kupatana, 4 Molineaux, 9-2 Caltex, 6 Enola Gay, 13-2 The
Dellercheckout, 8 Barton Knoll, 10 Midnight Maestro.
2018: Le Boizelo 7-11-2, James Best 7-4 Fav (R Walford), 5 ran.
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GUIDE: KUPATANA was an impressive winner earlier in the season at Kempton
(2m2f, gd) but she failed to complete over C&D (gd-sft) on Boxing Day. If she can
sharpen up her jumping this afternoon then Nicky Henderson’s mare can get back to
winning ways. Enola Gay has been running well in defeat of late and that includes his
second-placed finish at Sandown (2m, sft) last time out, while The Dellercheckout
and Caltex are others who merit consideration in a competitive contest.
BETFINDER CHASE (NOVICES’ LTD H’CAP)
HANDICAP HURDLE
1.05 BETVICTOR’S
£6,628 (4)
3m 1f 30yds
(8)
2.40 BETVICTOR
£10,397 (3)
2m 5f 82yds
1 11/P-U88 SAN SATIRO (23) P Nicholls 8 11-12......................Bryony Frost 87
2 F/32F-52 l BRAVENTARA (28) T R George 8 11-8.................C GethingsH99
3 41-6627 LEX TALIONIS (19) C Mann 6 11-5...............................J McGrath 94
4 1267-P3 CESAR ET ROSALIE (35) N Mulholland 7 11-3............. N Fehily 93
5 4L-1508 MAX FORTE (10) C Down 9 11-2...................................J M Davies 78
6 32P-L16 CHEQUE EN BLANC (33) G L Moore 7 10-10....Joshua Moore 94
7 F7PL-46 PINK GIN (26) N Twiston-Davies 11 10-9........................M Grant 89
8 F-7P31P LIZZIE LANGTON (10) (C) C Tizzard 8 10-3.................J Bowen 84
BLINKERS: No. 6 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 3, 5.
SP FORECAST: 7-2 Braventara, 9-2 San Satiro, 11-2 Lizzie Langton, 6 Cesar Et
Rosalie, Cheque En Blanc, 7 Pink Gin, 8 Max Forte, 10 Lex Talionis.
2018: No corresponding race.
1.35
BETVICTOR NOVICES’ HURDLE
£4,874 (4)
2m 5f 82yds
(10)
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225-1LP CARO DES FLOS (35) J S Smith 7 11-8...........................M Grant 89
2
F-700 APPLE MACK (29) R Mitford-Slade 6 11-2................ M G Nolan 84
3
P-3L4 BATTLEOFTHESOMME (44) Mrs K A Buckett 6 11-2.. K Edgar(3) 82
4
1- DANCINGATDUNRAVEN (287) P Hobbs 6 11-2.......R Johnson 92
5
L EARTH SPIRIT (242) Jack Barber 6 11-2.............. N Scholfield 74
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8-7LL INVISIBLE CLOUDS (20) W Greatrex 6 11-2............ G Sheehan 82
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67L1-71 l KAPCORSE (35) P Nicholls 6 11-2....................Bryony FrostH99
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080-6 MONK’S VIEW (53) B Pauling 6 11-2................... N De Boinville 86
9 L-36UP STORM FIRE (47) B Barr 6 11-2.....................................T Bellamy 81
10 15L-60 SUMMIT LIKE HERBIE (28) N Twiston-Davies 7 11-2.J Bargary 83
TONGUE STRAP: No. 4 HOOD: No. 5.
SP FORECAST: 1-2 Kapcorse, 3 Dancingatdunraven, 10 Caro Des Flos, 25 Earth
Spirit, Summit Like Herbie, Monk’s View, 33 Others.
2018: Dashing Perk 7-11-2, H Cobden 6-4 (Dr R Newland), 4 ran.
TRACK FACTS: GOING: Good. Right Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2014-19): R
Johnson 15% Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2014-19): P Nicholls 34% Strike rate.
FIRST TIME: 1.35 Earth Spirit (hood), Dancingatdunraven (tongue strap), 2.40 Marten
(blinkers), 3.50 Le Ligerien (hood), Hymn And A Prayer (hood).
2.25 RATHHILL
3.00 PETE THE FEAT (nap)
3.35 Thistimenextyear
32RED.COM HANDICAP HURDLE
3.35 £15,640
(2)
1m 7f 216yds
UNIBET VETERANS’ HANDICAP CHASE
3.00 £61,900
(2)
3m 37yds
(17) ITV4
HANDICAP HURDLE
CHASE (NOVICES’ LTD H’CAP)
12.30BETVICTOR
£4,874 (Class 4) 1m 7f 65yds (15 declared)
2.05 BETVICTOR
£7,798 (3)
2m 4f 35yds (7) ITV4
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THE Scout
12.15 Torpillo
12.45 Capeland
1.20 Darius Des Bois
1.50 Laurina
(14) ITV4
1 L5-472P BHUTAN (155) Jonjo O’Neill 6 12-3........................Will Kennedy 90
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1/1-F MAGOO (29) P Nicholls 7 11-12.................................. A Thorne(7) 98
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3-432 TEDHAM (29) Jonjo O’Neill 5 11-11........................... N Scholfield 98
4 L30-453 KK LEXION (22) (C&D) T R George 8 11-10...Mr N George(7) 97
5 14FP-53 WICKED WILLY (22) N Twiston-Davies 8 11-9........J Nailor(7) 96
6 55242/L TIMOTEO (28) A King 6 11-8...................................W Hutchinson 93
7
621189 BRADFORD BRIDGE (15) P Hobbs 7 11-7.....Mr Stefan Kirwan(7) 97
8 7P7F2-3 l WALLACE SPIRIT (76) (F) N Henderson 6 11-5...... J McGrathH99
9
3-1621 EARLOFTHECOTSWOLDS (20) N Twiston-Davies 5 11-5....T Bellamy 92
10
331 DARK EPISODE (24) (D) P Hobbs 5 11-5...................R Johnson 96
11 1L/16P-P MARTEN (58) B Pauling 7 11-3.............................. N De Boinville 95
12
P3112 TIGHT CALL (49) T Vaughan 5 11-3.................................A Johns 93
13 52239/2 GULSHANIGANS (30) Jack Barber 7 11-2..................... N Fehily 96
14 1LLPL/5 GALLIC DESTINY (40) Miss J Davis 8 10-7..... Page Fuller(3) 84
BLINKERS: No. 11 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 2, 5, 13, 14 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 8, 14.
SP FORECAST: 11-2 Wallace Spirit, 6 Tedham, Wicked Willy, 7 Dark Episode, 8
Magoo, Earlofthecotswolds, 10 Tight Call, Gulshanigans, 12 Others.
2018: Head To The Stars 7-11-5, H Nugent(7) 8-1 (H Daly), 12 ran.
GUIDE: WICKED WILLY didn’t quite appear get home when third at Cheltenham
last month (3m, gd) and is a likely improver now cutting back in trip, albeit off a 1lb
higher mark. Tedham is worth a market check now moving into handicap company
and stepped up in trip, likewise Earlofthecotswolds, who shaped as if a stiffer test
would suit when staying on to lead near the finish at Carlisle (2m1f, sft). Dark Episode
and Wallace Spirit are other likely types to consider in an open heat.
LONGEST TRAVELLER: Barton Knoll (2.05) 155 miles. STABLE SWITCH: 12.30 Away
For Slates from D Skelton to M Harris, Present Destiny from J W Mullins to P
Henderson. 1.35 Dancingatdunraven from S Curling in Ireland to P Hobbs. 2.40
Bhutan from Joseph P O’Brien in Ireland to Jonjo O’Neill. 3.50 Los Cerritos from C
Von Der Recke in Germany to M Harris, Red Emperor from J Flint to Sheila Lewis,
Zamperini from Mike Murphy to G L Moore.
(7) ITV4
1-2 DEMOPOLIS (31) P Hobbs 5 11-12...........................B J Geraghty 95
72-P137 ERAGON DE CHANAY (28) (C&D) G L Moore 5 11-11
Mr N F Houlihan(10) 92
235-031 OUR MERLIN (30) (D) R Walford 7 11-4............ S Sheppard(3) 96
241F43/ SAINTEMILION (740) P Nicholls 6 11-3........................H Cobden 88
F31419 COURT ROYALE (14) (D) E Williams 6 11-0.................. A Wedge 98
P3-3F1 MONSIEUR LECOQ (19) (D) Mrs J Williams 5 10-12
Lizzie Kelly(3) 97
F22-2 l THISTIMENEXTYEAR (29) (F) Richard Spencer 5 10-10 J BowenH99
VISOR: No. 2 HOOD: No. 7. SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 1, 2, 6, 3.
SP FORECAST: 3 Monsieur Lecoq, 10-3 Thistimenextyear, 9-2 Our Merlin, 5 Court
Royale, 7 Saintemilion, 15-2 Demopolis, 12 Eragon De Chanay.
2018: Call Me Lord 5-11-12, N De Boinville 5-2 Fav (N Henderson), 10 ran.
GUIDE: MONSIEUR LECOQ bolted up by seven lengths in a maiden hurdle at Ffos Las
(2m, hvy) last month and could be on a workable mark now moving into a handicap.
Thistimenextyear was narrowly beaten over C&D (hvy) on his return to hurdles last
month and has strong place claims, while C&D (sft) winner Eragon De Chanay has
claims on his best form and there may still be plenty more to come from the unexposed Demopolis, who is having his second outing for Philip Hobbs.
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6
7
gossip from The gallopS
Lambourn: RATHHILL (2.25 Sandown)
Newmarket: LORD GEORGE (6.15 Kempton)
North: MATTERHORN (1.15 Lingfield)
West: COPAIN DE CLASSE (3.15 Wincanton)
The Scout’S scoop 6 hints
Leg 1 WORKING CLASS (No 4)
(12.30 Wincanton)
Leg 2 Dromore Lad (No 7)
(1.55 Cork)
Leg 3 WALLACE SPIRIT (No 8)
(2.40 Wincanton)
Leg 4 PETE THE FEAT (No 12)
(3.00 Sandown)
Leg 5 Sir Carno (No 2)
(3.05 Cork)
Leg 6 CRITICAL THINKING (No 2)
(3.25 Lingfield)
Wincanton
RACINGTV
THE Scout
12.30 Working Class
2.40 Wallace Spirit
1.05 Braventara
3.15 Theinval
1.35 Kapcorse
3.50 My Way
2.05 Kupatana
SCOTTISH EXPRESS: 3.15 VALUE AT RISK (nap)
BETVICTOR HANDICAP CHASE
3.15 £12,512
(2)
2m 4f 35yds
(7) ITV4
BETVICTOR MAIDEN HURDLE
3.50 £3,249
(5)
1m 7f 65yds
(16)
1 3062-2L SIZING PLATINUM (188) C Tizzard 11 11-12...............R Johnson 96
2 4241-93 l THEINVAL (21) (D) N Henderson 9 11-11..............J McGrathH99
3
L21-1F8 CATAMARAN DU SEUIL (21) Dr R Newland 7 11-4.....C Hammond(5) 88
4 L51-U5U CALIPTO (9) (D) Miss V Williams 9 11-1..................H Nugent(7) 98
5
31L4-14 COPAIN DE CLASSE (64) (S) P Nicholls 7 11-0... Bryony Frost 97
6 L51-L53 VALUE AT RISK (21) (D) D Skelton 10 10-12.Bridget Andrews 98
7 1/443-47 OPENING BATSMAN (17) (C&D) H Fry 13 10-6.Mr M Legg(5) 90
BLINKERS: No. 3 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 5, 7 CHEEK PIECES: No. 2.
SP FORECAST: 11-4 Calipto, 7-2 Copain De Classe, 5 Catamaran Du Seuil, 11-2
Theinval, 6 Sizing Platinum, 7 Value At Risk, 14 Opening Batsman.
2018: Kayf Adventure 7-11-3, T J O’Brien 15-8 (P Hobbs), 4 ran.
GUIDE: This looks a great opportunity for CALIPTO representing an in-form
Venetia Williams stable. The nine-year-old was in the process of running a massive race
when unseating Charlie Deutsch at the last fence at Chepstow (2m3f, sft) recently and,
with Hugh Nugent taking a valuable 7lb off his back today, he is expected to go very
close. Copain De Classe brings winning course (1m7f, gd-sft) form to the table and
faces an easer task than that set in Listed company at Wetherby (2m3f, gd) last time,
while Catamaran Du Seuil is another class dropper with claims.
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3-51 ALRIGHTJACK (57) J Snowden 5 11-5...................... G Sheehan 83
2
9-U COLDITZ CASTLE (23) A King 5 11-5...................W Hutchinson 87
3
47- GRAND INQUISITOR (F22) I Williams 7 11-5.......Will Kennedy 81
4
3L-3L HYMN AND A PRAYER (57) Mrs F M Shaw 6 11-5.. Mr M Legg(5) 81
5
P-743 LE LIGERIEN (23) P Hobbs 6 11-5................................R Johnson 93
6
776- LOS CERRITOS (544) M Harris 7 11-5.................... N Scholfield 81
7 0/7-6LL MAROCCHINO (33) C Gordon 6 11-5.............................T Cannon 80
8 2/2322-L l MY WAY (29) P Nicholls 5 11-5.........................Bryony FrostH99
9
RED EMPEROR (F144) Sheila Lewis 5 11-5.................C Ring(3) 71
10 2/0-8L6 ROWLEY PARK (37) Miss L Blackford 6 11-5... Sean Houlihan(3) 79
11
3 WINSTON C (27) H Fry 5 11-5............................................ N Fehily 98
12
L- ZAMPERINI (F80) G L Moore 7 11-5....................Joshua Moore 84
13
10-L5 MABELA (18) D Skelton 5 10-12...................... Bridget Andrews 86
14
P RUBY TAYLOR (19) N Lampard 7 10-12............. Miss A Bell(7) 67
15
UPL GOLDEN FOOTSTEPS (6) M Gillard 4 10-0..............J M Davies 73
16
50 POLAR LIGHT (25) P Henderson 4 10-0..........J Sherwood(3) 82
TONGUE STRAP: No. 13 HOOD: Nos. 4, 5.
SP FORECAST: 6-4 My Way, 11-4 Winston C, 15-2 Alrightjack, 8 Le Ligerien, 10
Colditz Castle, Grand Inquisitor, 12 Zamperini, 20 Mabela, 33 Others.
2018: No corresponding race.
BEATEN FAVOURITES: 1.05 Lizzie Langton(hcp ch). 2.05 Enola Gay(hcp ch), Kupatana.
3.15 Copain De Classe(hcp ch). 3.50 Zamperini(hcp).
Daily Express Saturday January 5 2019
RACING: VETERAN TIPPED FOR MORE GLORY
Rathhill to make it
six for Henderson
NICKY HENDERSON
can make it a sixth
victory
in
today’s
Tolworth Hurdle with
Rathhill, a horse he
describes as “having
plenty of gears.”
RATHHILL
(2.25
treble), a former Irish
point-to-pointer, made
an impressive hurdling
debut for the champion
trainer when slamming
Nordic Combined at
Newbury.
The form of that
contest
is
nothing
special but the manner
of that victory suggests
he is potentially an
outstanding prospect.
The Colin Tizzardtrained Elixir De Nutz
is the one he has to
beat.
Since
joining
Tizzard
this
season, from the
Philip
Hobbs
yard,
the
gelding
has
By The Scout
done
nothing
but
improve. And his recent
victory at Cheltenham
in December, when
beating Jarveys Plate,
was
enhanced
on
Tuesday when that rival
bolted up on his return
to the Gloucester track.
Champion
Hurdle
second-favourite
LAURINA (1.50) cannot
be opposed in the
Unibet Mares’ Hurdle.
The Willie Mullinstrained mare
has
won all of
her
five
starts over
hurdles since leaving
France.
The
15-year-old
PETE THE FEAT (3.00,
nap) can defy his years
by taking the Unibet
Veterans’ Chase Final.
He
finished
an
excellent second behind
Buywise in the contest
last year and was the
winner in 2017.
In
the
opener,
TORPILLO (12.15) can
add to his impressive
success at this track in
December when he
beat Caswell Bay by 23
lengths.
MATTERHORN
(1.15, nb) can make it
three wins on
the bounce
at Lingfield
He is up 7lb
for
his
latest run
but
is
c l e a r l y
improving.
COURSE SPECIALIST: Pete
The Feat, left, is after more
success at Sandown Park
KEMPTON
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£3,881 (Class 5)
7f
(14 declared)
0- CAPE CYCLONE (196) S C Williams 4 10-0 ...L Steward 84
84- WAR NO MORE (19) Ed Walker 4 10-0................L Keniry 89
7- AMOR KETHLEY (15) Miss Amy Murphy 3 8-10 ..D Keenan(5) 96
CANASTA J Fanshawe 3 8-10 .............................J Fanning 89
DORCHESTER M Botti 3 8-10 ..................Aaron Jones(3) 87
FREA H Dunlop 3 8-10 ......................... Josephine Gordon 81
0- INVITATIONAL (17) R Varian 3 8-10 ............... J Mitchell 91
6- LUCKY LOU (29) K C-Brown 3 8-10 ................... M Dwyer 88
PACIFICADORA S Dow 3 8-10............................. N Mackay 82
9- PLATINUM COAST (25) J Tate 3 8-10 ............D Probert 86
82- ● REGAL AMBITION (26) C Cox 3 8-10..........H Crouch★99
SOLAR HEIGHTS J Tate 3 8-10 .............................L Morris 84
STORM GIRL M Attwater 3 8-10..........................R Hornby 74
VANDELLA J Gosden 3 8-10...................................R Havlin 98
BLINKERS: No. 5 HOOD: No. 4.
SP FORECAST: 2 Vandella, 4 Regal Ambition, 8 Canasta, 10 Dorchester, 12 Others.
2018: Morning Has Broken 3-8-10, Hollie Doyle 7-2 (D Elsworth), drawn (1), 11 ran.
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44455- POT LUCK (143) A Balding 9-7..........................D Probert 91
2 (13)
8074- LEE ROY (29) M Attwater 9-7 ................................... K Fox 92
3 (14) 245485- ELYSIAN LADY (29) M Wigham 9-7 ..................F Norton 92
4
(9)
6804- ● DRUMMER JACK (23) (F) W Muir 9-6 ........ M Dwyer★99
5
(6)
L9016- GRANDEE DAISY (38) (C) J Hughes 9-5 ..... R Winston 91
6 (11) 392203- RAJMAN (23) Tom Clover 9-5 ......................... J Mitchell 93
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(2) 962096- ROYAL DANCER (42) S Kirk 9-4 .......................S W Kelly 89
8
(1)
L9L- BRAINS (42) J Osborne 8-13 ......................Nicola Currie 93
9
(12)
99887D- SINGE DU NORD (25) (F) (T) N Tinkler 8-13..Faye McManoman(7) 98
10 (8)
77L94- THE GREY DANCER (60) J Tuite 8-12 .............J Watson 83
11 (3)
000- HEATHERDOWN (16) M Bell 8-12 ........................M Harley 94
12 (5) 45869L- MISS GREEN DREAM (51) S C Williams 8-12Fran Berry 90
13 (10)
L095- PATRONUS (19) B Meehan 8-11 ............................L Keniry 90
14 (7)
L8L- IRIS’S SPIRIT (38) A Carroll 8-7 .........................L Morris 88
BLINKERS: Nos. 8, 13 TONGUE STRAP: No. 4
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 9, 12 HOOD: No. 6.
SP FORECAST: 9-2 Singe Du Nord, 5 Rajman, 7 Pot Luck, Drummer Jack, 10 Others.
2018: No corresponding race.
TRACK FACTS: GOING: Standard. Right Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2014-19): A
Kirby 14% Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2014-19): J Gosden 25% Strike rate.
FIRST TIME: 4.15 Dorchester (blinkers), Canasta (hood), 4.45 Miss Green Dream
(cheek pieces), Brains (blinkers), 5.45 Margie’s Choice (cheek pieces), 6.15 Cayirli
(tongue strap), 6.45 Xtara (visor), Beleaguerment (cheek pieces), 7.15 Confederate
(tongue strap), 7.45 Tour de Paris (visor). BEATEN FAVOURITES: 4.45 Pot Luck. 5.15
Luxford(hcp). 7.45 Butterfield(hcp). DRAW: No advantage LONGEST TRAVELLER:
Amade (6.15) France; Addicted To You (6.15) 245 miles. STABLE SWITCH: 5.15
Demons And Wizards from S Kirk to Mrs L Richards. 6.45 Showu from R Eddery to A
Carroll. 7.15 Red Royalist from M Tregoning to Stuart Edmunds. 7.45 Furiously Fast
from R Fahey to D Burchell, Tour de Paris from Eve J-Houghton to A King.
(4) ITV4
1 F2/1111- ● LAURINA (279) (D) 6 11 3 ................. R Walsh ★99
2 7F1PF-P GOT AWAY (34) 6 11 0 ....................... A Coleman
3 1302-11 SENSULANO (21) (D) 6 11 0.........B J Geraghty 89
Runs: 10
Wins: 3(S,GS)
Places: 5
£37,555
Trainer: Noel Williams
Owner: Allison, Allison, Williams
4 11P-356 SMAOINEAMH ALAINN (22) 7 11 0James Best 84
Runs: 12
Wins: 3(S,G)
Places: 2
£25,239
Trainer: R Walford
Owner: Yeo Racing Partnership
CHEEK PIECES: No. 2 HOOD: No. 4.
Forecast: 1-8 Laurina, 15-2 Sensulano, 20 Smaoineamh Alainn, 33 Got Away.
2018: Poppy Kay 8-11-0, R Johnson 15-8 Fav (P Hobbs), 4 ran.
GUIDE: LAURINA is currently the clear second favourite for the Champion Hurdle in March after going
unbeaten as a novice last season, culminating in victories at Prestbury Park (2m1f, sft) and in Grade One
company at Fairyhouse (2m4f, sft-hvy). This looks as close to a penalty kick as can be, as Willie Mullins
plots her path to the big festivals later in the year. Sensulano won a handicap at Cheltenham (2m4f, gd-sft)
with a bit in hand and looks the main danger, though she is 15lb worse off with the selection on official
figures. Smaoineamh Alainn and Got Away have a mountain to climb on all known form.
TOLWORTH NOVICES’ HURDLE (GRADE 1)
£28,475 (1)
1m 7f 216yds
2.25 UNIBET
(6) ITV4
1 1L-F211 ELIXIR DE NUTZ (22) (D) 5 11 7 ....T J O’Brien 92
GRAND SANCY (14) (D) 5 11 7 .S Twiston-Davies
3 1-2
IDEE DE GARDE (35) 6 11 7 ................ H Skelton 84
93
Runs: 11
Wins: 3(G)
Places: 4
£51,397
Trainer: P Nicholls Owner: Martin Broughton Racing Partners
Runs: 2
Wins: 1(S)
Trainer: D Skelton
Places: 1
£3,476
Owner: Mr B G Acheson
Runs: 5
Wins: 1(GS)
Places: 2
£8,607
Trainer: F O’Brien
Owner: Mr Malcolm C Denmark
5 2-1
● RATHHILL (17) (D,S) 6 11 7 ....B J Geraghty ★99
6 3-111
SOUTHFIELD STONE (23) (D) 6 11 7 H Cobden
Runs: 2
Wins: 1(S)
Trainer: N Henderson
Places: 1
£4,809
Owner: Mr John P McManus
97
Runs: 4
Wins: 3(F,G)
Places: 1
£13,850
Trainer: P Nicholls Owner: Mrs Angela Hart & Mrs Angela Yeoman
TONGUE STRAP: No. 3 HOOD: No. 2.
Forecast: Evens Rathhill, 2 Elixir De Nutz, 8 Southfield Stone, 10 Grand Sancy, 16 Idee De Garde, 25
Mercy Mercy Me.
2018: Summerville Boy 6-11-7, N Fehily 8-1 (T R George), 5 ran.
GUIDE: There has been plenty of hype surrounding Rathhill since his success at Newbury (2m, sft) and it
may be that he is the horse with the most potential in this contest. However, the experience of ELIXIR DE
NUTZ could means he comes out on top in this. The grey showed virtually nothing for Philip Hobbs last
term, but landed a Grade 2 at Cheltenham (2m, gd) in November before returning to Prestbury Park to give
10lb and a beating to subsequent Listed winner Jarveys Plate (2m1f, gd) last time. Grand Sancy was not
disgraced in handicap company at Ascot (1m7f, sft) latest and is in with a shout, along with stablemate
Southfield Stone, who has won three on the bounce at Taunton.
THE SCOUT
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£12,450 (3)
1m
(9)
(5) 974245- VENTURA BLUES (21) (C&D) R Hannon 5 9-7Rossa Ryan 93
(7) 211843- PURE SHORES (9) (D) I Williams 5 9-5 ............K O’Neill 93
(9) L38213- ROMAN SPINNER (22) (C&D) R Guest 4 9-5 .M Harley 94
(4)
36/3- JAMAICAN JILL (37) W Muir 4 9-3 ................... M Dwyer 97
(2)
05321- ● YUSRA (16) (D,F) M Botti 4 9-3 .....................L Morris★99
(3) 9/45632- RED CHOIS (19) W Jarvis 5 9-2 .........................D Probert 97
(6)
793813- MARGIE’S CHOICE (14) (C&D) M Madgwick 4 9-2 .... R Havlin 98
(1) 134435- HAPPY ESCAPE (33) (C&D) A Carroll 5 9-1 ...F Norton 93
(8) 15867L- AUTUMN LEAVES (14) M Appleby 4 8-13 ..A Rawlinson 88
TONGUE STRAP: No. 3 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 7 HOOD: No. 6.
SP FORECAST: 7-2 Yusra, 4 Margie’s Choice, 5 Roman Spinner, 6 Red Chois, 13-2
Pure Shores, 8 Ventura Blues, 10 Happy Escape, Jamaican Jill, 25 Autumn Leaves.
2018: Titan Goddess 6-8-5, N Currie(5) 8-1 (Mike Murphy), drawn (1), 6 ran.
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2
3
4
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6
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Places: 1
£39,302
Owner: Mr Terry Warner
2 P-12114
4 187-23 MERCY MERCY ME (29) 7 11 7 ......... P Brennan 95
WITH APPROVAL (6) (D) Mrs L Mongan 7 9-7 L Jones 88
GRACIE STANSFIELD (110) A Carroll 5 9-7 G Downing 90
RAMBLOW (10) (D) A Dunn 6 9-5................. Rossa Ryan 87
MOLTEN LAVA (16) (D) S Gollings 7 9-5 ..........R Havlin 98
VOICE OF A LEADER (26) (F) P Howling 8 9-5 .J Haynes 97
BLUE HARMONY (33) M Blake 4 9-5 .. Megan Nicholls(5) 90
SIR JAMIE (149) (D) A Carroll 6 9-4 .................L Morris 94
ACHIANNA (248) B Millman 4 9-4.....................J F Egan 94
POLLY’S GOLD (6) Paul George 4 9-4..............Doubtful 90
DEMONS AND WIZARDS (33) Mrs L Richards 4 9-4
E Greatrex 89
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(1) L59822- ● LUXFORD (23) (D) G L Moore 5 9-3 ...........H Crouch★99
12 (13) 14L898- RUNAIOCHT (8) (C,D) B Forsey 9 9-3 ........... R Winston 92
13 (10) 0/04299- HAABIS (32) P Chamings 6 9-3 ........................D Probert 90
14 (3) L77353- WOGGLE (22) (F) G Deacon 4 9-2 .....................K O’Neill 93
BLINKERS: No. 12 TONGUE STRAP: No. 3 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 4, 5, 9, 14.
SP FORECAST: 3 Luxford, 5 Molten Lava, 6 Voice of A Leader, 15-2 Sir Jamie, 10 Others.
2018: Dor’s Law 5-9-4, R Hornby 7-2 Fav (D Ivory), drawn (4), 13 ran.
HANDICAP
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£15,562 (2)
Runs: 6
Wins: 3(GS,G)
Trainer: C Tizzard
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(5) 209543- ● LORD GEORGE (14) (C&D,S) J Fanshawe 6 9-12 ...A Kirby ★99
2 (10) 81L6L6- COSMELLI (21) (D) Miss G Kelleway 6 9-8 .......L Morris 96
3
(1)
53/11L2- COUNT CALABASH (22) (C) Eve J-Houghton 5 9-5 C Bishop 97
4
(9) 1P2/1UP- ADDICTED TO YOU (70) (D) (T) M Johnston 5 9-3J Hart 87
5
(2) 1/62111- AMADE (39) A G Botti (FR) 5 9-0 .......................R Havlin 81
6
(4) 2LL0/6L- WINTERLUDE (22) (C&D) Jennie Candlish 9 8-13 .J Fanning 93
7
(8) 006423- CAYIRLI (39) (C&D) S Durack 7 8-12 ................M Harley 98
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(3) 11/3L3L- CASTLELYONS (21) (C) Robert Stephens 7 8-12 .C Shepherd 90
9 (11) 659506- EDDYSTONE ROCK (14) J Best 7 8-11 ..................... K Fox 90
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716118- ENVOY (47) (C,F) J Eustace 5 8-11.........................R Tate 93
11 (7) L1222/L- ZUBAYR (14) (C) I Williams 7 8-8.......................K O’Neill 98
BLINKERS: No. 5 VISOR: Nos. 1, 2 TONGUE STRAP: No. 7 HOOD: No. 8.
SP FORECAST: 3 Count Calabash, 4 Amade, 5 Addicted To You, Lord George, 8
Cayirli, 10 Zubayr, 14 Envoy, 16 Cosmelli, 20 Others.
2018: Lord George 5-9-13, D Muscutt 5-2 Fav (J Fanshawe), drawn (4), 9 ran.
4.15 Regal Ambition
4.45 Drummer Jack
5.15 Luxford
5.45 Yusra
6.15 Lord George
6.45 Wedding Date
7.15 Ardamir
7.45 Turn Of Luck
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563021- ● WEDDING DATE (47) (C&D,F) R Hannon 9-7 .Rossa Ryan★99
211243- UNCLE JERRY (22) (C,D) R Hughes 9-5 ........S W Kelly 97
446714- BELEAGUERMENT (22) (C&D) Archie Watson 9-0.... E Greatrex 94
123575- XTARA (17) (D) (T) Adrian Nicholls 8-12 .......B McHugh 88
662340- SHOWU (91) A Carroll 8-7 ......................................L Morris 88
BLINKERS: No. 2 VISOR: No. 4 CHEEK PIECES: No. 3.
SP FORECAST: 2 Wedding Date, 5-2 Beleaguerment, 10-3 Uncle Jerry, 6 Showu, 8 Xtara.
2018: Choice Encounter 9-4, C Noble(5) 5-4 Fav (M Bell), drawn (2), 5 ran.
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2
3
4
5
(4)
(5)
(1)
(2)
(3)
1
(1) 343163/ RED ROYALIST (J35) Stuart Edmunds 5 9-12 ..A Kirby 96
2 (10) 3/98131- ILHABELA FACT (29) (C) A Carroll 5 9-8 .......F Norton 96
3
(8) 557325- MOON OF BARODA (143) (F) C Hills 4 9-7 C Shepherd 92
4
(7) 668/0L5- EAST INDIES (17) (C) G L Moore 6 9-7............H Crouch 97
5 (11) 226210- SPIRITUAL MAN (31) Jonjo O’Neill 7 9-4.....Fran Berry 90
6
(4) 5226L2- ● ARDAMIR (17) Mrs L Mongan 7 9-3 ................L Jones★99
7
(3)
657- CONFEDERATE (28) H Palmer 4 9-3 .................L Morris 92
8
(5)
89826/ BUCKLE STREET (J9) M Keighley 6 9-0... Poppy Bridgwater(5) 94
9
(9)
795- BLAZON (39) K Bailey 6 8-11 ..............................J Fanning 90
10 (2) 590212- NAFAAYES (17) (D) J-R Auvray 5 8-11 .............. M Dwyer 97
11
(6) 206286- BIRD FOR LIFE (15) (C) M Usher 5 8-8 ... Ellie Mackenzie(7) 89
BLINKERS: No. 3 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 7, 8 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 9, 10, 11.
SP FORECAST: 9-2 Red Royalist, 5 Nafaayes, Ardamir, 6 Ilhabela Fact, 8 Others.
2018: No corresponding race.
7.45
11.55 The Character
12.25 Ravenhill Road
12.55 Capton
1.30 Younoso
77
Runs: 18
Wins: 4(S)
Places: 4
£139,137
Trainer: O Sherwood
Owner: B McDonald And B Mellon
FOLLOW RACINGTV ON TWITTER HANDICAP
£3,105 (6)
1m 3f 219yds
(14)
1
(7) 347779- BUTTERFIELD (17) A Carroll 6 9-7.......................L Jones 94
2
(2) 37/L438- HIGHWAY ONE (75) G Baker 5 9-6 .......................A Kirby 97
3
(6)
174L26- FAMOUS DYNASTY (14) (C&D) M Blanshard 5 9-5D Probert 91
4 (10) L84/08- TOUR DE PARIS (J23) A King 4 9-4 .................M Harley 91
5
(9) 07824L- MAKE GOOD (33) David Dennis 4 9-4 ...............L Morris 93
6
(4) 341307- FORESEE (J40) (D) A Carroll 6 9-3 ..................F Norton 94
7
(5) 080123- ● TURN OF LUCK (6) J Osborne 4 9-3 ..Nicola Currie★99
8
(12)
553474/ FURIOUSLY FAST (J27) D Burchell 7 9-3 Poppy Bridgwater(5) 94
9
(1) 278225- POWER HOME (24) D Coakley 5 9-2 .................C Bishop 92
10 (14)
5077- SIR PRIZE (24) D Ivory 4 9-2 ........................... R Winston 88
11 (13) 26L0L8- BOYCIE (21) A Wintle 6 9-2 ...........................Hollie Doyle 88
12 (3) 7235/99- MATRAVERS (19) (C) M Keighley 8 9-1 ...........J Haynes 92
13 (11) 641736- HAPPY ENDING (112) J W Mullins 4 8-11 .........R Hornby 88
14 (8)
LL03- DOUBLE LEGEND (29) Mrs A Perrett 4 8-10 ...R Havlin 95
BLINKERS: Nos. 11, 14 VISOR: Nos. 4, 5, 12 CHEEK PIECES: No. 7.
SP FORECAST: 7-2 Turn Of Luck, 6 Furiously Fast, 13-2 Double Legend, 7 Others.
2018: No corresponding race.
SKYSPORTSRACING
THE SCOUT
Runs: 6
Wins: 4(S)
Places: 1
£131,255
Trainer: W P Mullins (IRE) Owner: Sullivan Bloodstock Limited
1
(9) LU34602 (8)
88753
(2) 5567LL4 (14) 1523515
(5) 7825646
(6) 04L4977
(7) 8132248 (4)
475/59 (11) 355L5L10 (12) 0L9069-
5.45
NEWCASTLE
MARES’ HURDLE (LISTED)
£12,529 (1)
2m 3f 173yds
1.50 UNIBET
63
2.00 Petite Ganache
2.35 Ascot De Bruyere
3.10 Zakharova
GOLF CLUB HANDICAP HURDLE
11.55PARKLANDS
£4,094 (Class 4)
2m 98yds
(7 declared)
ROYAL RESERVE (F84) Miss L Russell 6 11-12 ................................... Derek Fox 96
SUGGESTION (10) (D,F) P Kirby 7 11-12 ..................................................S Quinlan 94
● THE CHARACTER (45) (D) D McCain 8 11-11 ....................................B Hughes ★99
WISHFULL DREAMING (62) (D) Sam England 8 11-6........................J England 92
TUNNEL CREEK (410) (T) Sean Conway 7 11-4..............Mr Philip Armson(7) 88
BEYONDTEMPTATION (14) (C&D) J Haynes 11 11-1..................................D Cook 90
PC DIXON (18) (D) V Thompson 6 10-13 ..................................... Mr C J Todd(7) 98
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 4, 6 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 2, 5 HOOD: No. 6.
SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 6, 7.
SP FORECAST: 6-4 Royal Reserve, 5-2 Suggestion, 8 The Character, 10 Pc Dixon, Tunnel Creek,
Beyondtemptation, 12 Wishfull Dreaming.
2018: Meeting abandoned due to Waterlogged.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
4444/
523881
11301/6
P0-L349
001456P1L-0P3
2343-2L
SKY SPORTS RACING HD ON SKY415 NOVICES’ CHS
12.25WATCH
£4,614 (4)
2m 75yds
(6)
088/314 HAWK HIGH (23) T Easterby 9 11-6 .........................................................B Hughes 91
1226-1P REVERANT CUST (20) P Atkinson 8 11-6 ............................................... H Brooke 88
151-L22 COOL MIX (23) I Jardine 7 11-0.................................................................S Quinlan 96
1/13P-L3 ● RAVENHILL ROAD (23) (F) B Ellison 8 11-0 .........................................D Cook ★99
95/L SHEPHERD STORM (23) C Grant 9 11-0...................................................C Bewley 78
8 UNCLE BOBBY (23) M W Easterby 8 11-0 .........................................H Bannister 82
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 2, 4 CHEEK PIECES: No. 1 HOOD: No. 3. SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 3, 1, 2.
SP FORECAST: 13-8 Ravenhill Road, 15-8 Cool Mix, 3 Hawk High, 13-2 Reverant Cust, 100 Others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
MINSTREL PUB NOVICES’ HURDLE
12.55BORDER
£4,094 (4)
2m 98yds
(10)
1
1 LORD OF THE ROCK (39) L Mullaney 7 11-11 ...........................................C R King 96
2
● CAPTON (F70) (F) M W Easterby 6 11-5.......................................H Bannister ★99
3 2223/7-7 DUNLY (37) J Ewart 6 11-5..........................................................................B Hughes 86
4
43 FISHER GREEN (29) M Barnes 6 11-5 ...................................................D Irving(3) 88
5
FOR THREE (F57) J Ewart 5 11-5 ....................................................Steven Fox(5) 79
6
P96 ICE GALLEY (9) P Kirby 6 11-5...................................................................S Quinlan 85
7 252153/ IM TOO GENEROUS (1423) Rebecca Menzies 9 11-5 ................. N Moscrop(5) 81
8
KING’S COINAGE (F60) Sam England 5 11-5 .......................................J England 76
9
4/462 MOUNTAIN HAWK (16) T Easterby 7 11-5............................................J Hamilton 91
10 L34636 POINT BREAK (50) Mrs A Hamilton 5 11-5 ...........................Ross Chapman(3) 82
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 4, 10 HOOD: No. 5.
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Capton, 5-2 Lord Of The Rock, 5 Mountain Hawk, 8 Fisher Green, 12 Dunly, Im
Too Generous, 16 For Three, Point Break, 25 Others.
SPORTS RACING VIRGIN 435 HANDICAP CHASE
1.30 SKY
£3,314 (5)
2m 4f 19yds
(7)
SPORTS RACING SKY 415 HANDICAP HURDLE
2.00 SKY
£3,119 (5)
2m 6f
(12)
L424P-L MR KIT CAT (14) R Ross 9 11-12 ................................................................. H Brooke 91
4L6-FP3 OUTNUMBERED (16) C Grant 6 11-11..........................................................C Bewley 98
31-P5LP CHARLIE SNOW ANGEL (14) (C) Miss S Forster 10 11-8 .................J Hamilton 91
LL676P MONSIEUR BAGOT (10) Rebecca Menzies 7 11-6...................... G Cockburn(3) 89
444-56P TITIAN BOY (35) (D) N Alexander 10 10-9 .............................Sam Coltherd(5) 95
L77L-33 ● YOUNOSO (10) (T) Miss T Jackson 8 10-4 ......................Ross Chapman(3) ★99
642P3U DUHALLOWCOUNTRY (10) V Thompson 13 10-0 ..................... Mr C J Todd(7) 92
BLINKERS: No. 7 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 3, 5. SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 3, 7, 5.
SP FORECAST: 2 Younoso, 4 Outnumbered, 11-2 Duhallowcountry, 13-2 Mr Kit Cat, 7 Titian Boy, 8 Othera.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
64862-0 SILK OR SCARLET (27) N Alexander 7 11-13 ............................ Lucy Alexander 98
9/4LL8-7 CALL THE COPS (29) B Haslam 10 11-12 ............................................R McLernon 94
5624L-6 DARK AND DANGEROUS (10) S Waugh 11 11-9 ......................Miss A Waugh(7) 91
LL9-5L4 MAH MATE BOB (24) G Bewley 7 11-9 .............................................. J Bewley(3) 90
45677 PINSPOT (27) Miss L Russell 5 11-8 ...............................................B Campbell(5) 92
24334L- SCHLIPF (504) Daragh Bourke 6 11-6 ..................................................... H Brooke 96
0/7-3UF3 ● PETITE GANACHE (157) N Richards 7 11-5 ......................................B Hughes ★99
90705 CUDGEL (16) J Walton 6 10-9..................................................................J Hamilton 88
7-94343 HERECOMESNELSON (23) (T) Katie Scott 10 10-0 .............................C Bewley 94
346807 PERSEID (40) Mrs B Butterworth 9 10-0 ...............................................S Quinlan 94
F-6P40L CULLY MAC (40) A Wilson 8 10-0 .............................................D McMenamin(7) 90
57-P4PL MILLROSE BELL (16) V Thompson 7 10-0.................................. Mr C J Todd(7) 89
VISOR: No. 3 TONGUE STRAP: No. 5 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 2, 7, 11, 12.
SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 2, 3, 10.
SP FORECAST: 13-8 Petite Ganache, 11-2 Herecomesnelson, 7 Pinspot, 10 Schlipf, Mah Mate Bob,
12 Silk Or Scarlet, 14 Dark And Dangerous, 16 Others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
SKY SPORTS RACING HD ON VIRGIN435 H’CAP CHS
2.35 WATCH
£16,505 (3)
2m 7f 91yds
(8)
1 4/F2271- THEDRINKYMEISTER (269) (T) H Daly 10 11-12.............................. M Hamill(3) 93
2
3111-P GRAND MORNING (1) Miss L Russell 7 11-12 ........................................ Derek Fox 98
3 4232-73 DONNA’S DELIGHT (35) A M Thomson 8 11-8 ......................................S Quinlan 98
4 PLP/P7-5 SAMSTOWN (20) A Whillans 12 11-7 ......................................................... H Brooke 89
5 41P/1-76 ● ASCOT DE BRUYERE (27) (C&D) J Ewart 9 11-2 ...........................B Hughes ★99
6 L666-43 CATCHAMAT (16) J Walton 10 10-11 ......................................................J Hamilton 97
7 294-L64 FLY RORY FLY (23) N Alexander 7 10-9................................... Lucy Alexander 96
8
1725LP EVER SO MUCH (38) B Haslam 10 10-6 .............................................R McLernon 86
BLINKERS: Nos. 5, 7 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 2, 7 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 3, 8.
SOFT/HEAVY WINNERS: Nos. 5, 6, 3, 2, 4, 1.
SP FORECAST: 5-4 Thedrinkymeister, 5 Ascot De Bruyere, 6 Donna’s Delight, 7 Grand Morning,
10 Fly Rory Fly, 14 Ever So Much, Catchamat, 16 Samstown.
STD NH FLAT RACE (CONDITIONALS AND AMATEURS)
3.10 MARES’
£2,274 (5)
2m 56yds
(7)
SUMMER LIGHTENING (56) (C&D) Kenneth Slack 5 11-5..... Ross Turner(7) 83
● ZAKHAROVA (268) (D) Laura Morgan 5 11-5 ................Ross Chapman(3) ★99
KYMATA (252) (T) Sean Conway 5 10-12 ........................Mr Philip Armson(7) 82
SPY FI (76) J Norton 5 10-12 ...................................................Mr W Shanahan(7) 82
BRAVANTINA M Walford 4 10-0.........................................................L Murtagh(3) 88
03 PARIS DIXIE (62) (F) Julie Camacho 4 10-0.........................D McMenamin(7) 98
PICTURE YOUR DREAM Lucinda Egerton 4 10-0...................... S Mulqueen(3) 87
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 5, 7 CHEEK PIECES: No. 3.
SP FORECAST: 11-10 Zakharova, 11-4 Paris Dixie, 5 Bravantina, 12 Summer Lightening, 16 Kymata,
20 Picture Your Dream, Spy Fi.
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3
4
5
6
7
1-9
10345
TRACK FACTS: GOING: Good to Soft. Left Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2014-19): B Hughes 20%
Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2014-19): B Ellison 11% Strike rate. FIRST TIME: 2.35 Donna’s
Delight (cheek pieces), 3.10 Kymata (cheek pieces), Picture Your Dream (tongue strap, wind surgery),
Bravantina (tongue strap), 12.55 For Three (hood), Point Break (tongue strap). BEATEN FAVOURITES:
2.00 Petite Ganache(hcp hdl). LONGEST TRAVELLER: Herecomesnelson (2.00) 267 miles. STABLE
SWITCH: 12.55 Capton from H Candy to M W Easterby, King’s Coinage from Mrs R Carr to Sam
England. 11.55 Royal Reserve from I Williams to Miss L Russell, Tunnel Creek from Olly Murphy to
Sean Conway. 2.00 Schlipf from I Jardine to Daragh Bourke.
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Daily Express Saturday January 5 2019
SPORT: RACING AND DARTS
RESULTS
n CHAMPION apprentice Jason
Watson, who took last season’s
title with 71 winners, was taken
to St George’s Hospital in Tooting
after suffering a crushing fall at
Kempton yesterday.
The incident happened a 100
yards after the start when his
mount Teresita Alvarez clipped
the heels of a rival in the fourrunner mile contest.
KEMPTON: Standard to slow
2.10—HOLDENHURST (J F Egan, 10‑1) 1;
Distant Applause (7‑2 jt fav) 2; Mercers (12‑1) 3.
H’cap 10 ran. shd, 11/4l. (W G M Turner; 7-2 jtfav
Magicinthemaking). Tote: £13.90; pl £3.40,
£1.80, £2.30. exacta: £50.40. tricast: £451.26.
trifecta: £477.90. CSF: £47.10. Non-runners:
Hungarian Rhapsody, Mr Potter.
2.45—KATIE LEE (Fran Berry, 14‑1) 1; Al
Reeh (3‑1 fav) 2; The Warrior (16‑1) 3. H’cap 11
ran. 11/2l, 3/4l. (H Candy). Tote: £7.90; pl £3.20,
£1.70, £6.70. exacta: £31.00. tricast: £719.02.
trifecta: £634.60. CSF: £59.49.
3.15—REETH (R Havlin, 10‑11 fav) 1;
Redemptive (4‑1) 2; Anycity (6‑1) 3. H’cap 4
ran. 31/4l, 3l. (J Gosden). Tote: £1.70; exacta:
£4.60. trifecta: £13.30. CSF: £4.84.
3.50—CHIEFOFCHIEFS (R Kingscote, 3‑1
2nd fav) 1; Family Fortunes (7‑2) 2; Al Jellaby
(6‑4 fav) 3. H’cap 8 ran. nk, shd. (C Fellowes).
Tote: £4.50; pl £2.40, £1.10, £1.10. exacta: £16.10.
tricast: £20.90. trifecta: £37.30. CSF: £14.53.
4.20—NO NONSENSE (L Keniry, 12‑1) 1;
James Street (5‑1) 2; Charming Kid (7‑1) 3. 7
ran. shd, 1l. (D Elsworth; 9-4 fav You Never Can
Tell). Tote: £12.20; pl £5.70, £2.40. exacta:
£67.80. trifecta: £526.60. CaSF: £69.70. Nonrunner: Sunsprite.
4.50—APEX PREDATOR (A Kirby, 11‑4 fav)
1; Arlecchino’s Arc (6‑1 2nd fav) 2; Mistress
Nellie (11‑1) 3. H’cap 14 ran. 3/4l, 11/4l. (S Durack).
Tote: £3.30; pl £1.40, £2.20, £3.00. exacta:
£17.20. tricast: £161.22. trifecta: £171.20. CSF:
£17.11.
5.20—TIGERFISH (Hollie Doyle, 7‑1) 1;
Gorham’s Cave (14‑1) 2; Banta Bay (10‑1) 3.
H’cap 13 ran. 11/4l, ns. (W Stone; 4-1 fav Alcanar).
Tote: £5.90; pl £2.40, £3.90, £3.20. exacta:
£125.00. tricast: £986.69. CSF: £104.27. Nonrunner: Oakley Mimosa.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of
£23,736.63 carried over.
Placepot: £79.40 Quadpot: £11.60
LINGFIELD: Soft-good to soft in
places
12.30—ARKYN (W Hutchinson, 9‑4 fav) 1;
Millers Bank (3‑1 2nd fav) 2; Soyouthinksoagain
(5‑1) 3. 11 ran. 7l, 1/2l. (A King). Tote: £3.30; pl
£1.20, £1.20, £3.00. exacta: £10.30. trifecta:
£45.80. CSF: £9.25.
1.00—GEORDIE B (A Coleman, 11‑4) 1;
Samburu Shujaa (9‑4 jt fav) 2; Chinensis (9‑4
jt fav) 3. 15 ran. 4l, 10l. (Miss V Williams). Tote:
£4.50; pl £2.30, £1.10, £1.80. exacta: £11.40. tri‑
fecta: £36.70. CSF: £10.08.
1.30—WAIKIKI WAVES (Jamie Moore, 9‑1)
1; Hint Of Grey (7‑4 fav) 2; Upham Running
(7‑2) 3. H’cap 5 ran. 3l, 33/4l. (G L Moore). Tote:
£7.20; pl £3.20, £2.00. exacta: £17.10. trifecta:
£78.70. CSF: £25.48. Non-runner: Bolister.
2.00—ARTHINGTON (D Sansom, 13‑8 fav)
1; Clayton (2‑1 2nd fav) 2; The Game Is A Foot
(12‑1) 3. H’cap 6 ran. 3/4l, 11l. (J W Mullins). Tote:
£2.30; pl £1.40, £1.30. exacta: £5.80. tricast:
£24.84. trifecta: £25.70. CSF: £5.55. Nonrunners: Fiesole, Mr Fitzroy.
2.35—RIO QUINTO (A Coleman, 6‑1) 1;
Lovenormoney (2‑1 2nd fav) 2; Bastien (10‑11
fav) 3. 4 ran. 12l, 3/4l. (Olly Murphy). Tote: £6.90;
exacta: £21.70. trifecta: £42.00. CSF: £18.28.
3.05—BONZA GIRL (R Dingle, 9‑4 fav) 1;
Big Man Clarence (7‑2 2nd fav) 2; Bact To Black
(8‑1) 3. H’cap 11 ran. hd, 2l. (J Scott). Tote:
£3.30; pl £1.80, £1.50, £2.20. exacta: £11.30.
tricast: £56.56. trifecta: £46.40. CSF: £10.90.
Non-runner: Don’t Tell George.
3.40—GORING ONE (R Dingle, 11‑2) 1; Big
Time Frank (evens fav) 2; Monet Moor (20‑1) 3.
H’cap 6 ran. nk, 10l. (Miss A N-Smith). Tote:
£8.20; pl £2.20, £1.10. exacta: £14.60. trifecta:
£53.10. CSF: £12.60.
Placepot: £26.10 Quadpot: £20.10
WETHERBY: Good to soft-good in
places
12.45—LISHEEN CASTLE (N De Boinville,
13‑8 2nd fav) 1; The Knot Is Tied (6‑4 fav) 2;
Qawamees (12‑1) 3. 7 ran. 21/4l, 1l. (N Henderson).
Tote: £3.10; pl £2.40, £1.10. exacta: £4.10. tri‑
fecta: £21.70. CSF: £4.18. Non-runners: Novel
Character, Statuario.
1.15—MIDNIGHT GLORY (Mr B R Jones,
5‑2 2nd fav) 1; Carrolls Milan (9‑4 fav) 2; Very
Extravagant (10‑1) 3. H’cap 7 ran. 11/4l, 41/2l. (P
Hobbs). Tote: £3.40; pl £1.60, £2.20. exacta:
£9.90. trifecta: £45.70. CSF: £8.64.
1.45—MY OLD GOLD (B Hughes, 7‑4 fav) 1;
Lough Salt (9‑2) 2; Blue Flight (7‑1) 3. H’cap 6 ran.
3/ l, 11/ l. (N Richards). Tote: £1.90; pl £1.10, £2.70.
4
4
exacta: £7.80. trifecta: £42.70. CSF: £9.89.
2.20—CLARENDON STREET (N De
Boinville, 2‑5 fav) 1; Est Illic (16‑1) 2; Western
Aussie (16‑1) 3. 9 ran. 10l, 11/4l. (N Henderson).
Tote: £1.30; pl £1.10, £3.40, £5.90. exacta:
£16.50. trifecta: £174.50. CSF: £13.13.
2.55—NORTONTHORPELEGEND
(A
Anderson, evens fav) 1; Shaiyzar (12‑1) 2;
Houndscourt (6‑1 2nd fav) 3. H’cap 8 ran. 21/4l,
26l. (Rebecca Menzies). Tote: £1.80; pl £1.10,
£2.70, £1.60. exacta: £12.40. tricast: £50.96.
trifecta: £58.20. CSF: £13.94.
3.30—PRINCE LLYWELYN (D Bass, 15‑8
fav) 1; Big Bad Bear (85‑40 2nd fav) 2; I’m
Wiser Now (14‑1) 3. 11 ran. nk, 4l. (K Bailey).
Tote: £2.90; pl £1.20, £2.00, £2.80. exacta:
£7.00. trifecta: £36.00. CSF: £6.29. Non-runner:
Show Promise.
Placepot: £5.70 Quadpot: £3.60
WOLVERHAMPTON: Standard
4.05—NEW RICH (G Dobie, 7‑1) 1; Ever
Rock (9‑2) 2; Dodgy Bob (20‑1) 3. 10 ran. 3/4l,
11/4l. (Eve J-Houghton; 15-8 fav Piper Bomb).
Tote: £6.60; pl £2.30, £1.60, £4.10. exacta:
£35.10. trifecta: £398.30. CSF: £40.02. Nonrunners: Delagate The Lady, Farump,
Kemmeridge Bay.
4.35—ICE CANYON (E J Walsh, 8‑1) 1; Para
Mio (13‑8 fav) 2; Star Ascending (25‑1) 3. H’cap
10 ran. 31/4l, shd. (W Brisbourne). Tote: £7.40;
pl £2.20, £1.10, £5.10. exacta: £30.30. tricast:
£317.98. trifecta: £277.10. CSF: £20.30. Nonrunner: Dream Magic.
5.10—DIAMOND REFLECTION (E Greatrex,
7‑1) 1; Don’t Do It (12‑1) 2; Cottingham (9‑2 jt 2nd
fav) 3. 13 ran. 1/2l, 21/2l. (A Dunn; 9-4 fav Jeremy’s
Jet). Tote: £7.00; pl £2.80, £3.40, £1.60. exacta:
£46.90. trifecta: £390.10. CSF: £89.40.
5.45—MISTER MUSIC (Poppy Bridgwater,
3‑1 2nd fav) 1; Skydiving (4‑5 fav) 2; Beau
Satchel (7‑1) 3. 7 ran. 1/2l, 2l. (A Carroll). Tote:
£3.30; pl £1.40, £1.50. exacta: £6.60. trifecta:
£15.60. CSF: £5.11.
6.15—GREY DESTINY (C Hardie, 12‑1) 1;
Viola Park (3‑1 fav) 2; Aljunood (5‑1) 3. H’cap 10
ran. 1/2l, 1/2l. (A Brittain). Tote: £12.30; pl £2.10,
£1.40, £2.20. exacta: £71.50. tricast: £212.54.
trifecta: £440.60. CSF: £45.34. Non-runners:
Brockey Rise, Ursus Belle.
6.45—WAR AND GLORY (C Rodriguez, 7‑1) 1;
Beryl The Petal (5‑1) 2; Cadeau d’Amour (16‑1) 3.
H’cap 7 ran. shd, nk. (J Tate; 11-8 fav Freedom
And Wheat). Tote: £6.40; pl £2.80, £2.10. exacta:
£31.70. trifecta: £276.90. CSF: £40.85.
7.15—ROBERT L’ECHELLE (R Havlin, 4‑5
fav) 1; Colony Queen (20‑1) 2; Bolt N Brown
(33‑1) 3. 8 ran. 3l, 1l. (H Morrison). Tote: £1.60;
pl £1.02, £4.70, £7.10. exacta: £21.50. trifecta:
£217.90. CSF: £24.68.
7.45—PERFECT REFUGE (H Crouch, 8‑1) 1;
Proceed (11‑4 2nd fav) 2; Sunshineandbubbles
(8‑1) 3. H’cap 11 ran. hd, 11/4l. (C Cox; 5-2 fav Gilded
Heaven). Tote: £8.30; pl £2.60, £1.70, £2.30.
exacta: £32.60. tricast: £181.22. trifecta: £172.30.
CSF: £28.98. Non-runner: Lady Alavesa.
Placepot: £196.50 Quadpot: £27.70
Vital statistics
IN-FORM TRAINERS (last 10 days) R Varian
75% (1 wins and 2 places from 4 runners), J
Gosden 71% (3/2/7), Stuart Edmunds 71%
(1/4/7), C Mann 70% (2/5/10), J Ryan 60%
(2/1/5), N Henderson 58% (12/11/40), David
Loughnane 57% (1/3/7), Mrs L Wadham
56% (2/3/9), P Hobbs 56% (3/12/27), N
Richards 54% (3/4/13), P Nicholls 53%
(11/7/34), B Haslam 50% (1/1/4), Eve
J-Houghton 50% (1/2/6), J Snowden 50%
(2/3/10), Laura Morgan 50% (2/0/4), Miss
Amy Murphy 50% (1/3/8).
IN-FORM JOCKEYS Fran Berry 80% (3
wins and 1 places from 5 runners),
Megan Nicholls 75% (1/2/4), R Havlin 71%
(3/2/7), Bridget Andrews 64% (2/5/11), J
McGrath 64% (2/5/11), C Gethings 62%
(3/7/16), M Harley 62% (1/4/8), J England
60% (2/1/5), Ross Turner 60% (2/1/5), N
Currie 58% (1/6/12), R Kingscote 55%
(7/11/33), R Walsh 55% (5/7/22), J F Egan
54% (3/4/13), Joshua Moore 50%
(3/2/10), L Keniry 50% (1/5/12).
It’s a brave new world as
Andy climbs from depths
By Mike Walters
ANDY HAMILTON will take a big
step towards reinventing himself when
he begins his BDO Lakeside World
Championship bid.
Seven years ago ‘The Hammer’ was
the beaten finalist at Alexandra Palace
when he lost to Adrian Lewis in the
PDC version of tungsten combat.
After sliding down the rankings
amid personal issues, Hamilton lost
his Tour card and hit rock bottom.
Now he has resolved to rebuild
his career on the BDO
circuit.
Hamilton, 51, launches
his bid for the world
crown at Frimley Green
against Canadian David
Cameron on Monday
and said: “It’s
been a turbulent
year
for
me,
going from the
PDC to the BDO,
but I’m excited about Lakeside. I’ve
been to a world final and I believe I can
win. I’ve been there and got the
T-shirt.
“There are lots of reasons why I
lost my PDC Tour card and it
wasn’t just form. I’ve been going
through a divorce, had health
issues with my diabetes, had
an eye operation and I wear
glasses now.
“Sometimes you have to
hit rock bottom to start
enjoying it again and
that’s what happened
to me.”
The
tournament
starts
today
and
defending champion
Glen Durrant will
begin his bid for a
hat-trick when he
faces Aussie Mark
McGrath or Adam
Smith-Neale on Tuesday.
BAD YEAR: But Hamilton
eyes ultimate comeback
SPORT IN BRIEF
Emirates FA Cup
Third Round
Rugby Union
Today’s diary
Sale—T: S. James, Solomona. C: Du
Preez. P: Du Preez (4).
Saracens—T: B. Vunipola, Tompkins. C:
Farrell. P: Farrell (2).
AMERICAN FOOTBALL
Tranmere (0)....... 0Tottenham (1)..7
Aurier 40, 55
Llorente 48, 71, 72
Son 57
Kane 82
Att: 12,553
Ladbrokes Scottish
Championship
Morton (0).......... 1Ross Cnty (0)....0
Waddell 66
Att: 1,537
P W D L FA Pts
Ross County...............20 11 6 335 16 39
Ayr............................18 10 6 234 16 36
Dundee Utd................19 9 5 529 28 32
Morton......................20 7 7 623 28 28
Inverness CT..............18 5 11 225 20 26
Queen of South..........19 5 9 527 22 24
Dunfermline...............19 6 5 820 25 23
Alloa.........................19 4 7 819 27 19
Partick......................19 4 2 1317 32 14
Falkirk......................19 3 4 1216 31 13
Basketball
BBL Championship: London Lions
81 Bristol Flyers 68, Sheffield Sharks
69 Leicester Riders 90.
CRICKET
Fourth Test Match—India v
Australia (Sydney): India 622-7dec.
(167.2 overs; C A Pujara 193, R R
Pant 159no, R A Jadeja 81, M A
Agarwal 77; N M Lyon 4-178).
Australia 24-0 (10.0 overs).
Second Test Match—Pakistan
v South Africa (Cape Town):
Pakistan 177 (51.1 overs; Sarfraz
Ahmed 56; D Olivier 4-48). South
Africa 382-6 (116.0 overs; F du
Plessis 103, A K Markram 78, T
Bavuma 75, Q de Kock 55no).
Golf
Sentry Tournament of
Champions (Kapalua, Hawaii)— 1st
rnd (USA unless stated, Par 73) 66 K
Tway, 67 D Johnson, J Thomas, G
Woodland, 68 M Leishman (Aus), 69 J
Day (Aus), R McIlroy (NIrl), A Putnam,
A Landry, B DeChambeau, P Kizzire,
70 J Rahm (Spa), B Watson.
Gallagher Premiership
Sale...................24Saracens........... 18
P W
Saracens...12 10
Exeter.......11 9
Glcester....11 6
Sale..........12 6
Hrlequins...11 5
Bath..........11 5
North’pton.11 5
Wasps.......11 5
Leicester...11 4
Bristol.......11 4
Worcester.. 11 3
Newcastle.. 11 3
D
0
0
1
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
L B
2 7
2 11
4 6
5 3
6 8
4 3
6 6
6 5
7 8
7 7
8 5
8 5
FA Pts
370 258 47
347 214 47
281 245 32
241 252 29
266 256 28
236 250 27
269 248 26
250 304 25
265 339 24
263 327 23
234 271 17
207 265 17
Tennis
Hopman Cup (Perth, Australia)—
Spain v France: Group A: Men’s: D
Ferrer (Spa) bt L Pouille (Fra) 6-4 6-7
(5-7) 7-6 (7-2). Women’s: G Muguruza
(Spa) bt A Cornet (Fra) 6-1 6-3, Mixed
Doubles: L Pouille (Fra) & A Cornet
(Fra) bt D Ferrer (Spa) & W Osuigwe
(USA) 4-2 4-2. Spain bt France 2-1.
Australia v Germany: Group A:
Men’s: A Zverev (Ger) bt M Ebden (Aus)
6-4 6-3. Women’s: A Kerber (Ger) bt A
Barty (Aus) 6-4 6-4. Mixed Doubles:
M Ebden (Aus) & A Barty (Aus) bt A
Zverev (Ger) & A Kerber (Ger) 4-0 4-3
(5-1). Germany bt Australia 2-1.
Greyhounds
ROMFORD: 6.27 Camps Star 5-4jt
(1-5 £39.86). 6.44 Seaglass Tiger
1-2f (1-4 £5.35). 7.03 Clash 3-1 (4-6
£19.80). 7.17 Garryglass Champ 4-1
(4-3 £34.88). 7.33 Chubbys Caviar
3-1 (4-2 £10.46). 7.49 Barricane
Carina 4-5f (5-6 £3.26). 8.06 Saleen
Ash 5-2 (6-3 £15.59). 8.21 Shotgun
Bullet 2-1jt (4-1 £8.99). 8.38 Running
Senor 7-1 (4-5 £27.21). 8.53 Bubbly
Joe 8-11f (2-4 £14.64). 9.08 Noelles
Phelpso 9-2 (2-4 £50.93). 9.26
Young Castle Evensf (5-6 £6.05).
(3pm unless stated)
NFL AFC Wild Card: Houston Texans
v Indianapolis Colts.
BASKETBALL
BBL Championship: Leicester v
Worcester, London v Manchester.
CRICKET
Second One Day International: New
Zealand v Sri Lanka (Tauranga, 1am).
DARTS
BDO World Championships (Surrey).
NETBALL
Superleague: Celtic v Team Bath,
Manchester v Hertfordshire, Severn v
London, Sirens v Surrey, Wasps v
Loughborough.
RUGBY UNION
Gallagher Premiership (3pm):
Exeter v Bristol, Leicester v Gloucester,
Newcastle v Harlequins, Worcester v
Bath.
Guinness PRO14 (5.15): Benetton
Treviso v Glasgow (2pm), Connacht v
Munster (7.35), Edinburgh v Southern
Kings (7.35), Leinster v Ulster,
Ospreys v Cardiff Blues (3pm),
Scarlets v Dragons.
ToMORROW’s diary
AMERICAN FOOTBALL
NFL Wild Card AFC: Baltimore
Ravens v Los Angeles Chargers. NFC:
Chicago Bears v Philadelphia Eagles,
Dallas Cowboys v Seattle Seahawks.
BASKETBALL
BBL Championship: Glasgow v
Cheshire, Plymouth v Newcastle,
Surrey v Manchester.
RUGBY UNION
Gallagher Premiership (3pm): Wasps
v Northampton.
Guinness PRO14 (1pm): Zebre v
Cheetahs.
***
RUGBY UNION: GALLAGHER PREMIERSHIP
Picture: RICHARD SELLERS
Diamond’s men
outshine Billy
Neil
SQUIRES
REPORTS
24
18
BILLY
VUNIPOLA
scored seven minutes
into his comeback at the
AJ Bell Stadium last
night
but
Saracens
crashed to defeat against
a growing Sale force who
moved into fourth in the
Premiership.
Vunipola, making his first
appearance since breaking
his left arm against Glasgow
in the Heineken Cup on
October 14, crossed from
wide out on the left with his
second touch of the ball.
But with Owen Farrell
sin-binned for a high tackle
on England colleague Chris
Ashton
and
Vunipola
penalised
for
verbally
abusing an assistant referee,
an unusually indisciplined
Saracens were frozen out on a
nippy night in the North-west.
Nick Tompkins’ last-minute
try salvaged a losing bonus
point which took Saracens –
temporarily at least – back to
the top of the table, but it was
Steve Diamond’s men’s night.
Sale, who had looked
potential relegation fodder a
month into the season, are
now eyeing the play-offs after
stretching their unbeaten run
to five games.
For Diamond, who was
involved in a press box
incident with journalist Sam
Peters after his side’s win at
Gloucester last week, the
sequence was vindication for
his methods.
Diamond had been accused
of being in charge of a bullying
culture at the Sharks and
playing fast and loose with the
welfare of his players.
“Not bad for a dinosaur,”
said Diamond. “We have six
lads in the England Under-20s
and we’ve beaten the best side
***
WORLD OF SPORT
Sharapova a
doubt for Oz
TENNIS
MARIA SHARAPOVA
suffered a blow ahead
of the Australian Open
had to pull out of the
when a thigh injury
contest.
forced her to retire
Sharapova, who won
from a Shenzhen Open
the Australian Open in
quarter-final clash with
2008, tasted Tianjin
Belarusian Aryna
Open success in 2017
Sabalenka yesterday.
following a 15-month
Sharapova struggled
doping ban but has
to move on court
endured a difficult
and lost the
recent run at the
opening set 6-1.
Grand Slams.
After
A march to
receiving
the quartertreatment
finals at the
off-court
French Open
between sets,
last year gave
the 31-yearher cause for
SHARAPOVA
old Russian
optimism, but
bounced back
early exits at
by holding her serve
both Wimbledon and
and by pushing
the US Open showed
Sabalenka in the next
Sharapova’s game
game, creating three
lacked the necessary
break-point chances.
sharpness to compete
Sabalenka, however,
at the highest level.
quickly got back on top
The Australian Open
by surging 4-2 ahead
in Melbourne, the first
before the former world
Grand Slam of the year,
begins on Monday
No1 found herself
week.
unable to carry on and
GOLF
KEVIN TWAY led on his debut at the Sentry
Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
The 30-year-old American, son of 1986
USPGA Championship winner Bob, fired a
seven-under 66 in the opening round to lead
compatriots Gary Woodland, Justin Thomas
and Dustin Johnson by one shot.
Former world No1 Rory McIlroy was among
a six-strong chasing pack on four under at the
winners-only event.
GOT THE POWER: Billy Vunipola scores his
try before Sale took command last night
in the country. You have to
bully them into it sometimes!
“It’s not a prison camp here.
It’s about enjoyment. We’ve
had the best injury rates in the
competition for the past seven
years, we’ve never had any
issues with our HIA [head
injury assessment] policies.
“Josh
Beaumont
has
re-signed this week. His father
is the head of World Rugby. Do
you think if the bullying was so
bad lads like him would sign
for us? Come on.”
Sale led 18-13 at the break
thanks to outstanding tries
from Sam James and Denny
Solomona inside five minutes.
Each had a hand in the
other’s with the inside pass
from man-of-the-match James
to the flying wing from a set
move ripping Saracens’ fabled
defence apart.
Robert du Preez’s penalty
in the 63rd minute after
Vunipola’s dissent extended
Sale’s lead and when the
South African knocked over
his fifth kick of the night the
Sharks were in clear water.
Vunipola, who also broke his
right arm twice the previous
year, lasted the full 80 minutes
in one piece.
Saracens director of rugby
Mark McCall said: “There was
no plan to keep him on the
whole game but it was very
stop-start. He did OK.”
Vunipola has two more
games with Saracens to
fine-tune his game before
England head off to Portugal
to prepare for their Six Nations
opener against holders Ireland
in Dublin on February 2.
There was good news for
Wales too with Liam Williams
playing 54 minutes on his first
game back in six weeks after a
hamstring problem.
But for a Saracens side who
also lost Christopher Tolofua
to the sin-bin for an off-the-ball
hit on Arron Reed, the big
picture was disappointing
with Farrell also pulled up for
speaking out of turn.
“If we did [talk back to the
ref] then we’ll talk about it,”
said McCall. “A lot of our
fundamentals were very poor
tonight.”
SALE – Tries: S James, Solomona. Con:
Du Preez. Pens: Du Preez (4).
SARACENS – Tries: B Vunipola, Tompkins.
Con: Farrell. Pens: Farrell (2).
Savage blow for Ackermann
GLOUCESTER
lock
Tom
Savage
has
received a two-week
ban
after
being
cited
following
last
Saturday’s Premiership
defeat by Sale.
Savage was reported
by match citing officer
Paul Hull for dangerous
play in a ruck, where
he was seen to make
contact with Sale player
Robert Du Preez’s head.
The RFU said Savage
accepted the charge
at
an
independent
disciplinary
hearing
65
yesterday. He can play
again on January 15,
ruling him out of his
side’s Premiership trip
to
Leicester
today
and
next
week’s
Heineken Cup clash
with Munster.
Gloucester
coach
Johan
Ackermann
wants to see a huge
improvement from his
players
against
the
Tigers.
The
Cherry
and
Whites head to Welford
Road knowing victory
will
guarantee
they
remain in third place
behind runaway top two
Exeter and Saracens.
But Ackermann also
knows there can be no
repeat of last weekend,
when they allowed Sale
to pick up a bonus point
as they were beaten
30-15 at Kingsholm.
“The video wasn’t
pretty, but we learnt a
lot about our lack of
accuracy and the things
that we did wrong,”
he said.
Full-back Mike Brown
will break Harlequins’
appearance record when
he runs out at Newcastle
today for the 308th time
in a Quins shirt.
Brown will beat
the mark set by
prop Grahame
Murray in 1973
as his side
attempt to win
back-to-back
games for the
first
time
in
13 months.
DEEP WATER: Savage is
out after being cited
against Sale Sharks
LONDON BRONCOS
have swooped to sign
Warrington half-back
Morgan Smith ahead
of their return to
Super League.
Smith, 20, an
England academy
international who has
been full-time with the
Wolves for three years,
joins the Broncos on a
12-month deal and will
help fill the void
created by the
departure of Jarrod
Sammut to Wigan.
London coach
Danny Ward said: “He
is an exciting young
half-back who already
brings with him Super
League experience. He
has come through the
system at a top club
RUGBY LGE
and we are looking
forward to working
with him.”
Smith, who can also
play as a hooker and
made 25 appearances
for Warrington as well
as playing on loan for
Rochdale, said: “I am
very excited, obviously,
to be given such a
great opportunity. I
know that I am a
young player but I will
be looking to force my
way into the team.
“I had a taste of
Super League at
Warrington and can’t
wait to get started now
with the boys here in
London.”
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to
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tackle
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1. Which St Helens wing scored a hat-trick in England’s
series-clinching 20-14 victory over New Zealand at Anfield?
2. Who scored a late goal for Arsenal to earn them a 1-1 Premier
League draw at home to Liverpool?
3. Which former rival has become boxer Dereck Chisora’s
manager?
4. Who celebrated his 150th appearance for
Tottenham by scoring twice in their 3-1
Carabao Cup win at West Ham?
5. Which American jockey rode the Derby
winners Slip Anchor and Reference Point?
6. Which county cricket club have a stag on
RATINGS
their badge?
Oh dear
7. Which Jamaican was the first woman to 0-3
4-6 Small beer
win three World Championship 100m titles? 7-9 So near
10 Sporting seer
8. Which Australian tennis player was
Wimbledon men’s singles champion in 1987?
9. Which English League Two football team plays at
Blundell Park?
10. How many times has Italy hosted the Winter Olympics?
ANSWERS: 1 Tommy Makinson. 2 Alexandre Lacazette. 3 David Haye.
4 Son Heung-Min. 5 Steve Cauthen. 6 Nottinghamshire.
7 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. 8 Pat Cash. 9 Grimsby Town. 10 Twice.
SALE
SARACENS
Daily Express Saturday January 5 2019
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FOOTBALL: PREMIER LEAGUE
Daily Express Saturday January 5 2019
POOLS GUIDE
TODAY
(3pm unless stated)
Emirates FA Cup Third Round
1 Accrington Stanley v Ipswich ..............
2 Aston Villa v Swansea .......................
3 Blackpool v Arsenal (5.30) ................
(Live on BT Sport 2)
4 Bolton v Walsall ................................
5 Bournemouth v Brighton (12.30) .......
6 Brentford v Oxford Utd .......................
7 Bristol City v Huddersfield (5.30) ........
8 Burnley v Barnsley (12.30pm) ...........
9 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest .............
10 Crystal Palace v Grimsby (5.30) .........
11 Derby v Southampton .......................
12 Everton v Lincoln City ........................
13 Fleetwood Tn v AFC Wimbledon..........
15 Gillingham v Cardiff ...........................
17 Manchester Utd v Reading (12.30) ....
(Live on BT Sport 2)
18 Middlesbrough v Peterborough ...........
20 Newcastle v Blackburn (5.30) ............
22 Norwich v Portsmouth (5.30) .............
26 Sheff Wed v Luton (12.30pm) ...........
27 Shrewsbury v Stoke (12.30pm)..........
28 West Brom v Wigan (12.30pm) ..........
29 West Ham v Birmingham (12.30pm) ..
Sky Bet League One
Charlton v Sunderland .......................
Rochdale v Burton ............................
Scunthorpe v Coventry ......................
Sky Bet League Two
31 Cambridge Utd v Stevenage ...............
32 Carlisle v Mansfield ...........................
33 Colchester v Notts County .................
34 Crawley Tn v Cheltenham ..................
35 Macclesfield v Swindon .....................
36 Morecambe v Crewe .........................
37 Yeovil v Bury.....................................
Ladbrokes Championship
38 Ayr v Falkirk......................................
39 Dundee Utd v Partick ........................
40 Dunfermline v Alloa ...........................
41 Inverness CT v Queen of South ..........
Vanarama National League
42 Bromley v AFC Fylde .........................
43 Chesterfield v Ebbsfleet United ...........
44 Dag & Red v Boreham Wood .............
45 Gateshead v Maidenhead ..................
46 FC Halifax v Braintree Tn ...................
47 Hartlepool v Maidstone Utd................
48 Havant and W v Barrow .....................
49 Leyton Orient v Salford City ................
Solihull Moors v Eastleigh ..................
Sutton v Harrogate Tn .......................
Wrexham v Dover..............................
Ladbrokes League One
Arbroath v Brechin ............................
Dumbarton v Forfar ...........................
East Fife v Airdrieonians ....................
Raith v Stenhousemuir ......................
Stranraer v Montrose ........................
Ladbrokes League Two
Annan Athletic v Elgin........................
Cowdenbeath v Berwick.....................
Edinburgh City v Stirling .....................
Peterhead v Clyde .............................
Queen’s Park v Albion .......................
Vanarama National League—North:
AFC Telford v Spennymoor Tn, Blyth
Spartans v Alfreton Tn, Boston Utd v
Altrincham, Brackley v Ashton Utd,
Curzon Ashton v York, Darlington v
Kidderminster, FC United of Manchester
v Chester FC, Guiseley v Leamington,
Hereford FC v Chorley, Southport v
Nuneaton Borough, Stockport County v
Bradford P A. South: Chelmsford v
Hampton & Richmond, Chippenham v
Eastbourne Borough, Dulwich v Bath C,
East Thurrock v Gloucester, Hungerford
Tn v Concord Rangers, St Albans v
Oxford City, Torquay v Slough,
Wealdstone v Dartford, Welling v Truro
City, Weston-S-Mare v Billericay.
Evo-Stik Southern Premier—Central
Division: Banbury v Barwell, Bedworth
Utd v Stourbridge, Biggleswade Tn v St
Ives Tn, Halesowen v Coalville Tn,
Hitchin Tn v AFC Rushden & Diamonds,
Kettering v Tamworth, King’s Lynn Tn v
Leiston, Lowestoft Tn v Needham
Market, Rushall Olympic v Redditch, St
Neots Tn v Royston Tn, Stratford Tn v
Alvechurch. South Division: Chesham
Utd v Beaconsfield, Farnborough v
Swindon Supermarine, Frome Tn v
Wimborne Tn, Harrow v Met Police,
Hartley Wintney v Basingstoke, Hendon
v Kings Langley, Merthyr Tn v Salisbury
FC, Poole Tn v Gosport Borough, Staines
Tn v Walton Casuals, Taunton v
Dorchester, Weymouth v Tiverton.
Bostik—Prem: AFC Hornchurch v
Dorking Wanderers, Bishop’s Stortford v
Kingstonian, Bognor Regis Tn v
Carshalton Ath, Burgess Hill Tn v
Folkestone, Corinthian Casuals v Harlow,
Enfield Tn v Lewes, Haringey Borough v
Whitehawk, Leatherhead v Potters Bar
Tn, Margate v Worthing, Merstham v
Wingate & Finchley, Tonbridge Angels v
Brightlingsea Regent.
Evo-Stik North—Prem: Bamber Bridge
v Grantham, Basford Utd v Hyde United,
Buxton v Whitby, Farsley Celtic v
Warrington Tn, Gainsborough v Nantwich
Tn, Lancaster City v Matlock Tn,
Mickleover Sports v Stalybridge, North
Ferriby Utd v Marine, Scarborough
Athletic v Hednesford, Stafford Rgrs v
Workington, Witton Albion v South
Shields.
TOMORROW
Emirates FA Cup Third Round
14 Fulham v Oldham (2pm)....................
16 Manchester City v Rotherham (2pm) ..
19 Millwall v Hull (2pm) .........................
21 Newport Co v Leicester (4.30) ...........
(Live on BBC 1)
23Preston North End v Doncaster (2pm) ..
24 QPR v Leeds (2pm) ...........................
25 Sheff Utd v Barnet (2pm) ..................
30 Woking v Watford (2pm) ....................
(Live on BT Sport 2)
Picture: RICHARD SELLERS
THE LONG RUN:
Sterling leaves
Henderson in his
wake as City beat
Liverpool to
breathe new life
into their title bid
Gideon
BROOKS
REPORTS
LIVERPOOL’S players
issued
a
defiant
message after seeing
Manchester City cut
their lead in the title
chase to four points: be
ready for the backlash.
Jurgen Klopp’s men face
Wolves in the FA Cup on
Monday in a match which
seems sure to see plenty of
their best players rested after
a ferocious contest at the
Etihad.
Yet it is Brighton who will
feel the full force of a reaction
to a first league defeat of the
season when they meet on the
south coast a week today.
One by one the Liverpool
players walked from dressing
room to the team coach on
Thursday night and one by
one they issued the same
message after their 2-1 loss.
A big disappointment?
Undoubtedly. But a blow
to their confidence as they
This does
not change
anything
chase a first title in 29 years?
Not a chance.
“There is no need to get
carried away,” said captain
Jordan Henderson. “It is
normal to be disappointed
but now it is about reaction.
“Why would you lose
confidence after a game like?
It could have been different.
The Premier League is a
tough league, the games keep
coming.
“We need to be ready and
we will be. I am confident we
can bounce back.”
City did not take a hammer
to Liverpool’s confidence
for all that they pulled their
own title challenge back from
the brink. Yet in one of the
most intense Premier League
performances from City it was
the midfield duo of Bernardo
Silva
and
Fernandinho
who dominated Liverpool’s
engine room – Silva covering
an incredible 8.51 miles,
breaking his own record of
8.48 at Spurs in October.
It was a display which
Klopp’s tried and tested
midfield of James Milner, Gini
Wijnaldum and Henderson –
his go-to in all his big games
Henderson
vows to hit
back hard
so far this season – found
unable to contain. Milner’s
33-year-old legs were then
spared further punishment
when Fabinho was tasked
with improving matters.
Given Klopp had access to
his first choice line-up barring
the injured Joe Gomez, Pep
Guardiola will take heart
having had to deploy Aymeric
Laporte as emergency cover
at left back and leave Kevin
De Bruyne on the bench. The
latter could prove key in the
closing months.
Similarly Anfield could
have a significant part to play
with just Tottenham and
Chelsea the standout visitors
in nine home fixtures where
Liverpool will be confident of
overwhelming opponents.
“We are four points clear
and that is the main thing,”
said Liverpool defender Virgil
van Dijk. “We keep going,
keep bouncing back and that
points clear and they have
closed the gap. It’s about
how we react.”
Both
Rotherham
and
Wolves, FA Cup opponents
for
City
and
Liverpool
tomorrow
and
Monday,
respectively, will no doubt
have watched proceedings
with mixed emotions – on the
one hand apprehension but
also
comforted
by
the
knowledge both sides will
rest players.
Klopp will most likely turn
to Naby Keita, Adam Lallana,
Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel
Sturridge to give some of his
regular starters a night off.
For City boss Guardiola,
Rotherham might arrive too
soon given the exertions of
Thursday but should be a
passable obstruction.
He will not want a replay
given their Carabao Cup
semi-final first leg with
Burton on Wednesday.
Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus,
Ilkay Gundogan, Kyle Walker,
Nicolas
Otamendi
and
Ari Muric are all in line
for a couple of outings.
is something we are definitely
going to do.”
Full-back Andy Robertson
said: “It doesn’t change
anything. And it wouldn’t if
we’d won either. We couldn’t
have won it tonight and
we have not lost it tonight.
LIVERPOOL
“You saw their reaction,
MAN CITY
they
are
obviously
TOTTENHAM
delighted – but they’ve
CHELSEA
not won the league either
ARSENAL
tonight. We’ll fight right
MAN UNITED
to the death, we are four
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‘Pressure is on’
Solanke switch
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December for the champions left
City fighting to save their
season. But Fernandinho said
critics were wrong to question
either their commitment or
mental strength.
“Did we have a point to prove
after three defeats? Not at all.
We have a point to prove every
game. Every game we have to
try to win,” he said.
Leroy Sane, who scored the
winning goal against Liverpool
on Thursday, said City’s
battling display showed they
were a team capable of not only
silk but steel when required.
He said: “The way we ran and
fought was a little bit special.
BOURNEMOUTH last night
completed
an
ambitious
double swoop for Liverpool
duo Dominic Solanke and
Nathaniel Clyne.
Striker Solanke, 21, has
joined permanently in a
£19million
move
while
right-back Clyne is on loan
for the rest of the season.
Solanke’s arrival on a
four-year deal allowed
veteran forward Jermain
Defoe to head to Scotland
to join Steven Gerrard’s
Rangers.
“The club is going
somewhere,”
said
Solanke, left, who has
one senior England cap.
You need confidence to play like
this. Every team studies how
we play, especially in the
Premier League, and we
know how difficult it is to
play this way.
“But we want to
show we can do it
both ways.
“We have put
more pressure on
Liverpool. We’re just
four points behind
them, and they know
it too.
“They have to keep
up, but we also have
to keep up. It’s
now a little bit
more interesting.”
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“Over the past few years, they
have been really good in the
Premier League and had some
good finishes as well. It’s a good
club to be at, especially for
someone of my age.”
Injury problems suffered by
Clyne,
27,
allowed
Trent
Alexander-Arnold to establish
himself as Liverpool’s regular
right-back in his absence.
Now manager Jurgen Klopp
has agreed to let Clyne head
south to get regular game time.
“I’m really excited by this
opportunity,” said Clyne, who
could make his Cherries debut
in this lunchtime’s FA Cup third
round clash at home to
Brighton.
FOOTBALL: FA CUP THIRD ROUND
Jake out to give
Mariappa a hiding
WOKING
striker
Jake Hyde wants
to leave best pal
Adrian
Mariappa
red-faced – and
then take the shirt
from his back.
Hyde and Watford
defender Mariappa, 32,
will put their decadelong friendship on the
line when the National
League
South
parttimers chase the upset
of the third round
tomorrow.
Hyde, 28, said “Maps
is a great guy but I
am looking forward to
scoring
two
goals
against him and then
walking off with his
shirt.
“If I get a goal he won’t
live that down. I’ll be
reminding him until he
is an old man.
“We are great friends
off the field and will
still be great friends
after the game but
come game day it is
going to be a battle.
“As soon as the
first whistle goes I will
be looking to score and
help knock them out.”
In the last round
Woking, who are second
in the table, won 1-0 at
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League Two Swindon
with
Hyde
the
goalscoring hero against
his former club.
“I have the utmost
respect for Maps,” said
Hyde. “To get to his
early 30s and still be
doing the business in
the Premier League
shows how well he has
done.
“I know how
hard it is
to make it
at that top
level
and
you only do
that through sheer hard
work and dedication.”
He admits the Hornets
would not have been his
first choice of top-flight
opposition,
but
is
delighted to be pitted
against Mariappa.
“I am a big Chelsea
fan,” said Hyde. “I was
hoping we’d pull them
out but as soon as we
drew Watford that was
the first thing that came
into my head.”
Hyde was introduced
to Mariappa by former
Swindon
team-mate
Sean Morrison, who is
now at Cardiff.
“We had three or four
holidays together and
became great friends,”
said Hyde. “I go to his
birthday party every
year. We have played
against each other
before but only at
youth level and
neither of us
realised
we
had
until
I
found
some old
photos. If
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anything
our
close
relationship will make
us both more fired up
because it is about
bragging rights.
“Whoever is picking
him up from corners I
need to make sure
they know, whatever
happens, they do not let
him score.
“He has not seen me
play as much as I have
seen him so I am going
to try and use that to my
advantage. I know his
game a lot better
than he knows
mine.”
Woking’s opening
FA
Cup
match
this season was a
4-0 victory against
Tooting & Mitcham in
September
in
the
second
qualifying
round. Watford, by
contrast, are eighth
in the top flight and
Hyde said: “It is a
great opportunity to
show what a good side
we are against a top10 team in the Premier
League.
“We have won seven
games in a row, so
confidence is high and
they are the ones with
everything to lose. We
have nothing to lose.”
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HERO:
Hyde
scores
winner in
shock
defeat of
Swindon
WOKING’S
JAKE HYDE TO
SCORE FIRST
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BARNET’S attempt to
upstage Sheffield
United will double up as
an unexpected family
gathering for Blades
legend Tony Currie
tomorrow.
The tie between the
Championship highfliers and the National
League hopefuls will see
United director Currie,
69, welcome his nephew
to the away dugout.
Darren Currie has
taken over as Barnet’s
caretaker boss after
John Still recently
decided to end a 42-year
managerial career.
His uncle, voted
United’s best-ever
player, initially hadn’t
realised the Currie clan
would be gathering en
masse at Bramall Lane.
“I thought, ‘that’s
nice, we’re at home’,”
said the former England
midfield star. “About
five minutes later, it
dawned on me.
“We’ve got everyone
coming up now so we’re
going to go out for a
meal the night before.
It’s really lovely we’ll be
facing his side.”
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Samir can star
MANUEL Pellegrini
has backed Samir
Nasri to make amends
for his doping shame
by returning to his
former glory at
West Ham.
Manager
Pellegrini is
poised to hand
Nasri, right,
his Hammers
debut as a
substitute
against
Birmingham
today.
It will be the
31-year-old’s first
competitive game
since November 2017
because of a doping
ban. Pellegrini, who
managed Nasri at
Manchester City, is
By Paul Brown
banking on the
attacking midfielder to
return to the sort of
form which helped him
win two league titles at
the Etihad.
Pellegrini said
Nasri was
“motivated,
working hard”
and added: “I
trust in him,
that’s why he
is here.”
Nasri served an
18-month ban after
using an IV drip from a
clinic in Los Angeles
while on loan from City
at Sevilla in 2016 but is
now free to play after
signing a short-term
deal.
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NEWPORT boss Michael
Flynn hopes Claude Puel
risks more wrath by sending out
a weakened Leicester team at
Rodney Parade tomorrow.
Puel was criticised for his
selection in the Foxes’ Carabao
Cup quarter-final defeat by
Manchester City, and Flynn, right,
said: “I hope they change things.
Let’s not dress it up, we need
them to rest a few.”
Neil’s warning
NEIL WARNOCK has
told his Cardiff players
not to become an
“FA Cup headline” at
Gillingham.
Cardiff have become
accustomed to
playing the role of
underdogs this
season in the
Premier
League.
But they
take on the
mantle of
favourites today
at League One
Gills.
“There will be
changes to the team
but I want to progress
and we’ll be taking a
strong squad,” said
manager Warnock,
below. “It’s good to be
favourites but you
don’t want to be a
statistic. We don’t want
to be a headline.”
Cardiff have
some insight on
Gillingham, who
are 18th in their
division and 45
places below
the Bluebirds,
because
first-team
coach
Ronnie Jepson
managed the Kent
side between 2005-07.
Jepson keeps a close
eye on his former club
and Warnock said:
“Ronnie has told us
Gillingham have a
decent side.”
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JASON PUNCHEON has left
Crystal Palace to join
struggling Huddersfield on loan.
Winger Puncheon, 32, has not
started a Premier League game
this season despite recovering
from a serious knee injury.
Terriers boss David Wagner,
who takes his side to Bristol
City today, said: “He knows
what it takes to be successful.”
DAVID ANDERSON
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By Hector Nunns
JOHN O’SHEA covered
every blade of grass at
Old Trafford and knows
today could be a last
hurrah at the stadium.
The
37-year-old
Reading
centre-back spent 13 happy
years with Manchester United,
playing
in
all
positions
including emergency striker
and even goalkeeper.
O’Shea won five Premier
League titles, an FA Cup and a
League Cup as a Red Devil, as
well as many of his 118 caps
for Ireland.
But in the twilight of his
playing career at the Madejski
Stadium, O’Shea is already
casting an envious eye at
his former team-mate Ole
Gunnar Solskjaer.
Following the sacking of Jose
Mourinho, the Norwegian has
brought joy, style and goals
back to the Theatre of Dreams
as caretaker manager.
And O’Shea, who is eyeing a
UNITED GLORY:
move into coaching, would love
nothing more than to have such
O’Shea and
an honour at United one day.
Solskjaer after
Solskjaer gave an 18-year-old
2003 Community
O’Shea one of his best moments
Shield victory
when the youth player cheered
over Arsenal
his winner at the Nou Camp in
the 1999 Champions
League final against
Bayern Munich.
Now he is looking
to help pull off a
huge shock to give
Solskjaer a bloody
nose and a first
defeat at the helm.
“The Treble year
was my first one
there,” said O’Shea.
“For the final, the
club had brought
over the youth team
and reserves.
“We were behind
the goal when Ole
scored.
It
was
obviously incredible.
It doesn’t surprise me how
on penalties in the 2005 final in
Ole is doing. As a player he
Cardiff and should have won.
had
real
intelligence
and
Then we lost against Chelsea at
professionalism.
Wembley in 2007.
“He was always ready when
“I am hoping to go down the
called by the manager, had
management route. I’m jealous
a great attitude around the of Ole. What an opportunity for
place and treated people with
him. Ultimately, if you coach,
respect.
your dream is to manage your
“There were many personal
country and the best team you
highlights of my time at United.
can, and Manchester United
My first Premier League title and Ireland would be the two
was huge for me in 2002-03. I felt dream jobs for me.”
properly involved.
O’Shea is now embroiled in
“There
were
plenty
of a battle to stay in the
highlights and medals. I cherish
Championship with Reading,
them. In the 2004 FA Cup run
who lost 4-0 to United at
we beat Arsenal in the
the same stage of the
semi-final at Villa
FA Cup in 2017.
Park. We knew we
He is surprised
would then be
at how hard it
favourites against
has been to
Millwall, and won.
follow the great
“But
I
am
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to have more FA
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jealous of Ole
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READING
Sir Alex Ferguson in the hot
seat at Old Trafford.
“You always felt it was going
to be difficult with the success
Sir Alex had but you probably
thought they’d be able to cope
better,” said O’Shea. “The other
teams have improved – but
bringing young players through
is the United way.
“I remember Jesse Lingard
nutmegging me for some skills
video. I’d take another of
those from him if we could
pull off a shock.
“I had shock wins at Old
Trafford with Sunderland,
once when Giggsy was
there as interim manager,
and
we
also
won
there in the League
Cup semi-final on
penalties.
“But I know how
tough it’s going to
be. It’s just going
to be a great
challenge.”
Dubai break
‘no holiday’
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disappointment since leaving
Arsenal a year ago, will start
against Reading.
Solskjaer has warned his
squad the warm-weather break
in Dubai they are taking after the
match will not be a vacation.
“I’ve got to know everyone and
had plenty of time to speak with
them but not much time to train.
So if any of the players think it’s
a holiday, they are wrong. We’re
there to stick together and to
work hard on the physical part of
it ahead of Tottenham,” he said,
referring to the game at
Wembley on January 13.
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TRANMERE
TOTTENHAM
Boro match
for the ages
0
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By Chris McKenna
SON HEUNG-MIN gave
Tottenham
manager
Mauricio
Pochettino
another reminder of
what he will be missing
when he jets off to the
Asian Cup.
But Fernando Llorente’s
hat-trick will at least give
Pochettino some faith in his
back-up striker after his side
stuck seven past League Two
Tranmere at Prenton Park last
night.
Son scored one and set up
two
in
nine
second-half
minutes to kill off this clash as
Spurs recorded the biggest
competitive away win in their
137-year history.
Llorente finding where the
goal is again is a timely boost
as Son heads off with South
Korea for the international
competition in the United
Arab Emirates after next
Sunday’s league clash with
Manchester United.
England skipper Harry Kane
rounded it off by coming on
late and scoring the seventh.
Pochettino said: “It was the
plan to give Harry 15 to
20 minutes, he always wants to
play. It is important too for the
fans here and the opponents
to enjoy Harry, he’s an icon
in England and not everyone
can have the opportunity to
see him.
“It was important to show
some respect to the people
who are here, it was very nice
for everyone. It took us a while,
it was all about attitude. We
had to give Tranmere a lot of
respect and they made it very
difficult for us in the first half.”
On Llorente, Pochettino
said: “Of course, it’s difficult
because Kane is one of the
best strikers in the world and
for any striker it’s going to be
tough to compete and for
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GENERATION
GAME: Boro’s
Nathan Wood,
left, is just 16
FIVE LIVE:
Llorente
scores his
second and
Spurs’ fifth
and, left,
the striker
celebrates
Llorente it is a massive boost.”
James Norwood fired wide for
the underdogs early on and
then Manny Monthe tested
Spurs
goalkeeper
Paulo
Gazzaniga with a header.
But just as hopes started to
grow inside the ground that
an upset might be on the
cards, Serge Aurier scored a
40th-minute goal for Spurs,
finding the top corner from
25 yards via a deflection.
Tranmere were out of it just
three minutes after the restart
when Son burst down the right
and cut back for Llorente, who
fired past keeper Scott Davies.
Tranmere’s Harvey Gilmour
had a shot tipped over from
six yards by Gazzaniga before
Spurs scored twice in three
minutes. Son teed up Aurier
for the third then got a
deserved fourth after skipping
past the Tranmere defence.
Oliver Skipp set up Llorente
in the 71st minute with the
Spaniard securing the match
ball moments later when he
turned home Lucas Moura’s
cross. Dele Alli then put Kane
through for a lifted finish.
Tranmere boss Micky Mellon
said: “Tottenham were brilliant.
Every mistake we made, they
took their opportunity. Their
attitude coming here was
fantastic. They showed what
wonderful footballers they are.”
TRANMERE (5-3-2): Davies; Caprice, Ellis,
McNulty, Monthe, Ridehalgh; Harris (Banks
58), McCullough, Gilmour; Jennings (Mullin
83), Norwood. Booked: Banks.
TOTTENHAM (3-4-3): Gazzaniga; Foyth,
Sanchez (Eyoma 79), Davies; Aurier, Skipp,
Alli, Walker-Peters; Son (Marsh 65), Llorente
(Kane 75), Moura. Goals: Aurier 40, 55,
Llorente 48, 71, 72, Son 57, Kane 82.
Referee: A Marriner (W Midlands).
HISTORY will be made
at the Riverside today
when Middlesbrough’s
oldest and youngest
players line up in
the FA Cup against
League One
Peterborough.
Goalkeeper Dimi
Konstantopoulos had
just completed his fifth
season at Kalamata in
his native Greece when
Nathan Wood was born
on May 31, 2002 just a
few miles away from
Boro’s home ground.
Konstanopoulos, at
40 years and 36 days,
replaces Manchester
United legend and
former Boro
player-manager
Bryan Robson
as the club’s
oldest
footballer.
Robson
hung up his
boots after a
2-0 defeat at
Arsenal on New
Year’s Day 1997
when he was 10 days
away from hitting 40.
Wood wrote his name
into the record books
last August when he
came on as a
substitute in a
Carabao Cup tie
against Notts County
just two months after
his 16th birthday.
And Boro manager
Tony Pulis, whose side
are fifth in the
Championship, is
urging fans to turn up
and witness football’s
very own generation
game. “It is unique,”
said Pulis. “It will never
happen again to get
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the youngest and
oldest playing in one
game.
“Dimi could be
Nathan’s grandfather!
It’s an amazing
situation and
something I’ve never
had before – not with
that age difference.
Supporters should
come along to witness
the occasion for
themselves.”
The Boro keeper, left,
arrived in English
football when
his team-mate
was one and
made a name
for himself at
Hartlepool
before
earning a
move to
Coventry.
He will make his
99th Boro appearance
today and, according
to Pulis, it won’t be his
last. “Dimi is a great
professional who
comes in with a smile
on his face every day
and does his best,” he
said. “He should keep
playing for as long as
he can.”
Wood is the son of
former Boro and
Crystal Palace
defender Dean Gordon
and is tipped to
become a star. “Nathan
has a fantastic future
in front of him if he
keeps his feet on the
ground,” said Pulis.
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Chris wants seconds
CHRIS TAYLOR is
hoping it will be second
time lucky for
Blackpool when they
host Arsenal tonight.
The teams were
paired in the Carabao
Cup in October when
the Gunners came out
2-1 winners at the
Emirates.
Now the League One
outsiders can have
another crack at an
upset when Unai
Emery brings his stars
to Bloomfield Road.
Midfielder Taylor,
right, said: “It was a
very good game down
there last time. We
gave Arsenal a real
scare and they knew
they were in a game.
“It will be even
tougher for them here.
They’re massive
favourites but it’s the
FA Cup and you never
know, do you?” Arsenal
are set to be cheered
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on by a majority of
those present, however,
as Blackpool fans are
protesting against
owner Owen Oyston by
boycotting matches.
Only about 3,000
Tangerines
supporters are
expected to
attend,
compared
with more
than 5,000 in
the away
section.
Blackpool
manager Terry
McPhillips said the
situation is frustrating.
“That is a
disadvantage, yes,” he
said. “But these lads
are resilient and they’re
used to it. It won’t be
the first or second time
it’s happened this
season, it’s happened a
lot. We almost use it as
a positive.”
Arsenal are unlikely
to welcome back any of
their injured players for
the tie.
Mesut Ozil has been
receiving treatment for
a knee problem and
although Hector
Bellerin, Nacho
Monreal and
Konstantinos
Mavropanos
are training
at some level,
none are
likely to be
risked.
The same goes
for Shkodran
Mustafi, who came off
at half-time in the 4-1
win over Fulham with a
minor hamstring
complaint.
Rob Holding,
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
and Danny Welbeck are
long-term absentees.
‘No Forest fire for me’
V
AITOR KARANKA
CHELSEA
says he laughs at the
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suggestion he is on
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the brink of the sack
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at Nottingham Forest.
Forest take on
defiant mood however.
holders Chelsea at
“I don’t care about the
Stamford Bridge in
rumours,” he said. “I
one of today’s 3pm
have heard them but
kick-offs.
when I hear that
Karanka’s side
the players are
FOREST
may be just four
not with me,
TO UPSET
points off the
CHELSEA
then the only
Championship
thing you can
play-off places
do is laugh.
but they had
“I trust
a miserable
myself 150 per
time over
cent
and trust
Christmas.
the players 200
The New
per cent. I don’t
Year’s Day win over
think I can say I’ve
pacesetters Leeds
done an amazing job
ended a run of five
or a s*** job. I think
matches without a
we’re in a good
victory but there
position to kick on.”
remains an ominous
The former manager
silence around the
of Middlesbrough also
City Ground about
said he was under no
the manager’s future.
Karanka was in
illusions about the
12/1
historic significance of
the FA Cup.
“When I arrived here
Roberto Martinez told
me, ‘Be careful with
the FA Cup because
it’s important here’,”
said Karanka of his
fellow Spaniard.
“So I’ve always
known how it is
viewed. It’s special.”
Chelsea’s Alvaro
Morata is hoping to
end a five-game goal
drought and assistant
manager Gianfranco
Zola has told him he
needs to handle the
pressure of being one
of the club’s main men
in attack.
“You’re not playing
for Southampton, or
Brighton, with all due
respect,” said Zola.
“People expect a lot
from the No 9 of
Chelsea and Alvaro
has to get used to it.”
Frank’s road to glory
FRANK LAMPARD
recalls vividly how his
father put him on the
Rocky road to FA Cup
glory.
Lampard goes into
his first FA Cup clash
as a manager against
Premier League
Southampton today
having lifted the trophy
four times as a player.
The Derby boss says
there are no such thing
as half measures in
football as he
discovered as a
six-year-old wannabe.
The reason he
achieved so much as
one of the greatest
box-to-box midfielders
of his generation was
that he heeded the
stern advice of his
footballer father
Frank snr, of West Ham
fame, right.
“As a player that was
part of it, running for
90 minutes, because I
didn’t have any ideas
about being naturally
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talented,” said Frank.
“My dad took me to
one side when I was
about six and told me I
needed to run, to run
the streets, work hard
in training and run box
to box.
“For a midfield
player it is an
obvious
necessity to
have the
energy to be
up and down
and fitter
than your
opponents, so I
try to instil that into
the players here.”
He has told his Derby
squad to start out with
only one thing in mind
– Wembley.
Managerial rival
Ralph Hasenhuttl will
rotate his Saints squad
today and Lampard
said: “It’s difficult
because we don’t know
what team he’ll play.
“I watched them at
Chelsea in the week
and you could see the
change in them since
he arrived. It’s up to us
to deal with that.”
Hasenhuttl, in fact,
plans to make
sweeping changes from
the side that drew
0-0 at Chelsea on
Wednesday.
“It’s not a
signal that
we aren’t
interested in
the FA Cup,”
he said. “We’re
very interested
in making the
next round, but we
are also interested in
bringing a fresh team
onto the pitch.
“The Chelsea game
cost us a lot of energy.
The FA Cup is special.
I remember as a boy in
Germany and Austria
I was always a fan.”
DAVE ARMITAGE
Time’s up for
Matthew
DUNN
REPORTS
SIX years ago today, at
3pm, a giant roar rang up
and down the country from
54 different sets of fans as
they crossed their fingers
that by 4.50pm they would
be one step closer to
Wembley.
The dreams of 85 per cent of
the clubs left in the competition
were
to
be
determined
simultaneously.
Today, of the 32 third-round
ties, only 10 will be played
at the traditional time.
The FA cite policing
issues for forcing the
change
at
the
games
involving
Manchester
City,
Wolves
and
Sheffield
United,
but never before
have fewer than
half of the games
been slated for the
traditional slot.
The reason, inevitably,
is money. Furthermore,
not only will future rounds
of this year’s competition
suffer from a similar shake-up
in kick-off times, but the effect
will last for the six-year period
of the latest overseas TV rights
contract. Minimum.
The FA are adamant that
effectively
selling
off
the
traditional 3pm Saturday kick-off
in the FA Cup third round is
actually for the good of the game.
But that will not stop many
from seeing it as another huge
dent to tarnish the sparkle of the
world’s greatest domestic cup
competition.
When the FA announced their
lucrative deal with agencies
Pitch and IMG in October 2016,
an agreement scheduled to kick
in this season, they patted
themselves on the back for
raising all those extra funds to
plough back into the grassroots
of a sport that badly needs it.
But at what cost?
A competition that has been
whittled
down
from
the
cornerstone of domestic football
was surreptitiously selling off
another chunk of its heritage.
The malaise took a critical hold
on June 30, 1999, when interim
chief executive David Davies
spent three hours persuading
Manchester United it was OK to
withdraw from the competition in
order to play in the World Club
Championship, appease FIFA
and improve England’s chances
of hosting the 2006 World Cup.
That worked well, didn’t it?
Even Sir Alex Ferguson himself
admitted subsequently that the
move was a mistake and since
then a number of controversial
changes have further reduced the
status of the FA Cup.
Semi-finals at Wembley became
automatic once the new stadium
opened.
Then
last
year,
Tottenham’s stadium situation
meant AFC Wimbledon travelled
there for a third-round game.
Replays disappeared round by
round and now will not feature
after round four. Future fifthround matches, it was also
announced, would be squeezed in
as a midweek afterthought in
between rounds of the Premier
CUP THAT:
Chelsea won it
last year, but
the traditional
3pm kick-off in
today’s third
round has
been slashed
League programme. At least the
motivation for this weekend’s
kick-off situation is a valid one.
By offering a selection of games
in different broadcasting slots,
the FA were able to capitalise
on buyers getting a number of
different live games for their buck.
Those with the benefit of
multi-screen broadcast facilities
Inevitably,
the reason
is money
could even show all 32 ties; others
could pick and choose from a
wider selection.
An FA spokesperson said: “All
televised Emirates FA Cup
matches
are
scheduled
in
collaboration with the clubs,
the broadcasters, the local
authorities, the police and the
Safety
Advisory
Group.
A
selection of the third-round
fixtures have been picked and
rescheduled for domestic and
overseas television coverage as
part of the new international
broadcast
deal
for
the
competition.
“The international broadcast
deal will see more money than
ever reinvested back into English
football and prize money doubled
to over £30.2million – with a
guaranteed £4m distributed to
non-League clubs.
“In addition, the new deal will
help provide an increased level
of investment into grassroots
football pitches, facilities and
participation programmes across
England.”
Perhaps, too, it is a good thing
for the profile of some of the
smaller clubs. At the touch of a
button, people could theoretically
watch Shrewsbury in Sri Lanka,
Walsall in Warsaw and Grimsby in
Grenada – back to back.
Practically, though, that will be
little consolation to all those real
supporters – the ones who make
the FA Cup special – having to
creep out at first light or slink
back home in the early hours.
What used to be a day full of
the romance of the cup has now
been made to feel like a dirty
weekend.
FOOTBALL: FA CUP THIRD ROUND
Picture: IAN KINGTON
a great romance
KICKING OFF
ALL OVER
THE PLACE…
LAST NIGHT
7.45pm
Tranmere v Spurs
TODAY
12.30pm
Bournemouth v Brighton,
Burnley v Barnsley, Man
Utd v Reading, Sheff Weds
v Luton, Shrewsbury v
Stoke, WBA v Wigan, West
Ham v Birmingham.
3pm
Accrington Stanley v
Ipswich, A Villa v
Swansea, Bolton v Walsall,
Brentford v Oxford,
Chelsea v Nottm Forest,
Derby v Southampton,
Everton v Lincoln,
Fleetwood v Wimbledon,
Gillingham v Cardiff,
Middlesbrough v
Peterborough.
5.30pm
Blackpool v Arsenal,
Bristol City v
Huddersfield, C Palace v
Grimsby, Newcastle v
Blackburn, Norwich v
Portsmouth.
TOMORROW
2pm
Fulham v Oldham, Man
City v Rotherham, Millwall
v Hull, Preston v
Doncaster, QPR v Leeds,
Sheff Utd v Barnet,
Woking v Watford.
4.30pm
Newport v Leicester
MONDAY
7.45pm
Wolves v Liverpool
HOW FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION HAVE TARNISHED
WORLD’S GREATEST KNOCKOUT COMPETITION
1991
A semi-final is played at
Wembley for the first
time. Penalty shoot-outs are
introduced to decide tied replays.
1994
The FA Cup becomes
the “FA Cup
sponsored by Littlewoods”.
1998
Announcement that
FA Cup final replays
are to be scrapped.
1999
GAZZA’S GLORY:
The Tottenham star
scores a brilliant
free-kick against
Arsenal in 1991, in
the first Wembley
FA Cup semi-final
2001
FA Cup final is played
outside England for the
first time (at Millennium Stadium).
2012
FA Cup final kick-off
time is moved away
from 3pm slot to 5.15pm.
2016
New overseas TV
agreement is signed
which results in just 10 out of this
year’s 32 third-round ties being
played on Saturday at 3pm.
Manchester United
are encouraged
to withdraw from the 2000
competition so they can compete in
FIFA’s World Club Championship
and help England’s 2006
World Cup bid.
2017
2018
2000
2019
Semi-final replays
are scrapped.
Quarter-final replays
are scrapped.
Tottenham are allowed
to play the first ‘home’
FA game at Wembley.
Fifth round is moved
to midweek and
replays scrapped.
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N FOREST
3PM
TODAY
CHELSEA 3 NOTT’M FOREST 0
I cannot see Chelsea failing to win at Stamford
Bridge for the third game in a row, even with a
much-changed team and despite the boost Forest
will have got from their league victory over Leeds.
DERBY
SOUTHAMPTON
3PM
TODAY
DERBY 2 SOUTHAMPTON 1
Frank Lampard has proved that Premier League
sides will not be given an easy ride by his Derby
team and after four away Carabao Cup fixtures,
Southampton will face a home crowd fully up for
the cup. That could be enough for a minor upset.
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LINCOLN
3PM
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EVERTON 4 LINCOLN 1
The Imps’ great cup run two seasons ago shuddered
to a halt when it hit Premier League opposition
and the fear is the same will happen at Goodison,
where home fans have seen a lot of goals recently.
ASTON VILLA
SWANSEA
3PM
TODAY
ASTON VILLA 2 SWANSEA 0
Villa should have too much firepower for Swansea
even without striker Tammy Abraham who may
shortly be joining Wolves. New Villa keeper Lovre
Kalinic, who cost £5.4m, is set to make his debut.
GILLINGHAM
CARDIFF
3PM
TODAY
GILLINGHAM 1 CARDIFF 1
Neil Warnock can expect a lively Kent welcome with
Swansea-born Gills manager Steve Lovell likely to
name a strong team. The League One side may not
have quite enough for a clear upset, however.
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Hutch’s dream bites the dustbin
SHAUN HUTCHINSON has been
binned from Millwall’s FA Cup
squad after hurting himself
putting the rubbish out.
It means the defender,
right, will miss tomorrow’s
third-round home game against
Hull due to one of football’s
craziest injuries.
Millwall manager Neil Harris
said: “Hutch had a real freak
accident putting the bins out
NEW SWEEPER:
The bin where
Hutchinson
normally sits
TRANMERE 0
By Jon West
before coming to
training. He has a
deep gash on his
shin and he’s going
to be out for a
period.”
His Millwall
team-mates showed no
mercy, with winger Jed
Wallace posting a picture on
social media of a blue bin
in front of Hutchinson’s
dressing-room peg.
Hutchinson joins
a lengthy list of
footballers who
have been sidelined
in bizarre
circumstances.
Goalkeeper Dave
Beasant once missed
two months of action after
dropping a bottle of salad
cream on his foot while at
Chelsea.
England star Rio Ferdinand
damaged a knee by resting his
leg on a coffee table for too
long.
David Batty, another former
England man, was left in agony
when his two-year-old daughter
ran over his ankle with a
tricycle.
7 TOTTENHAM
By Matthew Dunn
SEVEN’S NOT HEAVEN: Spurs fans
at Prenton Park last night protest
over scheduling of the Tranmere tie
MATCH REPORT: P69
TARNISHED CUP: PAGES 70-71
Ole has
plan to
land job
By David McDonnell
Cup tradition
gets the boot
KICKING OFF the majority of FA Cup
third-round matches at 3pm on a
Saturday looks to be a thing of the
past, the FA have confirmed.
Only 10 games will be played in
the traditional slot today after a
new deal which allows overseas
broadcasters to show as many
games as they want over the
weekend. It is the first time fewer
than half of the 32 ties have been
scheduled for Saturday at 3pm.
Despite the inconvenience to fans,
the FA stood by their decision.
A spokesperson said the six-year
contract “will help provide an
increased level of investment into
grass-roots football”.
SOLSKJAER: Style
OLE GUNNAR
Solskjaer believes
style of play is the key
to him having a crack
at the Manchester
United job on a
permanent basis.
Solskjaer, caretaker
manager until the
end of the season,
has won his first four
games and will
match legendary
former United
manager Sir Matt
Busby’s record of five
when they face
Championship club
Reading in the
FA Cup third round
at lunchtime today.
Despite Tottenham
manager Mauricio
Pochettino remaining
United’s first-choice
to take charge in the
summer, Solskjaer is
making a compelling
case to be handed the
full-time job.
He believes playing
with pace and flair, in
the traditional United
way, will determine
whether he gets the
vote, rather than a
top-four place or a
piece of silverware.
Asked what it will
take for him to be a
genuine candidate for
the job, Solskjaer
said: “Get to summer
and people are talking
about the style we’re
playing, that it
reminds us of Sir Alex
Ferguson’s team, of
the successful times.
“It has to start with
the way we play
because results you
cannot control. You
can control how you
approach the game.”
Alexis Sanchez,
who has been a major
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Fernandinho turns screw on Reds
MANCHESTER CITY star
Fernandinho has warned
Liverpool
they
could
struggle to handle the
pressure of being chased
all the way to May.
A 2-1 victory at the Etihad
allowed Pep Guardiola’s men
to narrow the gap at the top
of the table to four points with
17 games remaining.
But
City’s
Brazilian midfield
powerhouse says
Jurgen
Klopp’s
men could crack
under the huge
By Gideon Brooks
strain of being targets as they try to
land a first title in 29 years.
“It is not easy to stay there at
the top because the pressure is
so high. You have to win every
game,” said Fernandinho.
“Four points is going to be
interesting for the rest of the
season for both teams. They
are still leaders and they have
a lot of games to play as
well. We will see what
happens.”
Three defeats in
four league games
in a miserable
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