the Heart of Britain
Friday, September 17, 2021
His ‘mood shift’ as sex case could cost millions
By RUSSeLL MYeRS Royal Editor
pRince Andrew’s hopes that
Virginia Giuffre’s sex case would
collapse have evaporated after
a legal ruling, sources reveal.
The High Court said papers will
be served on him, meaning he could
face a bill running into millions.
One insider said: “He’s not been
his usual blasé self. There has been
a dramatic shift in mood.”
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PM on parade Prince of Abu Dhabi inspect a Gulf state, pledged in London to
Guard of Honour yesterday. invest £10bn in UK clean energy,
with a prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al technology and infrastructure.
paris fury over uK’s pact with us and Australia
By BeN GLAZe
Street has said “extensive work” will implications for the stance that
Deputy Political Editor
be carried out in the UK.
would be taken by the United Kingdom
should China attempt to invade
BRITAIN, Australia and the US
France’s foreign minister Jean-Yves
were last night in a raging row
Le Drian condemned the move as a Taiwan?” the former PM asked.
with France after Canberra signed
“stab in the back”.
Mr Johnson said the UK was “determined
to defend international law”.
a new deal for submarines.
But despite the fallout Boris Johnson
told MPs the UK’s military ties Keir Starmer said closer ties with
The Australian government had
with France remained “rock solid”. allies makes “the world safer”.
been due to order a fleet of 12 new
And the Prime Minister denied But China said the three nations
diesel-electric vessels from France.
Aukus was antagonistic to China, should abandon their “outdated Cold
But it ditched the £30billion deal
amid fears over the country’s growing War zero-sum mentality” or risk
and signed the Aukus military cooperation
agreement with London and
assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific. “shooting themselves in the foot”.
But Theresa May questioned in the
Washington, under which it will get
Commons whether it could see the
nuclear powered subs. Downing
UK dragged into war. “What are the
VoIce of THe MIrror: p8
Fear as Kim fires rockets from a train
NortH Korea fired its latest
warheads from a new railmounted
images released by state
media showed them soaring
from a railway carriage in the
CORRECTIONS & COMPLAINTS
central mountains of Kim Jong
Un’s communist state.
they then flew 497 miles
before hitting a target off
North Korea’s east coast.
the launch came just days
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THreAT Train missile
to be festive
HIGH street tills are set to
jingle as shoppers making
up for a lost Christmas are
planning to splash out 21%
more on goodies.
Britons will spend £621
on average this year, up
from £491 in 2020.
And only one in five plan
to set a budget and stick to
it, the poll by MoneySuper-
Jo Thornhill, one of the
site’s financial experts,
said: “After last year’s difficult
festive period, many
Brits are looking forward
to celebrating Christmas
with gusto this year, with
average spending expected
to be up substantially.”
7 in 10 office
staff say WFH
should go on
SEvEn in 10 workers do
not want to return to the
office full time, a poll says.
Most favour full-time
working from home or a
But the survey, for the
BBC, found bosses were
worried creativity and
collaboration could suffer.
In June Boris Johnson
spoke of a “gradual return
to work over the summer”.
But the Government has
not ruled out mandatory
home working later this
year if the nHS faces
The poll involved 1,684
workers and 530 bosses.
VAXX To fUTUre: p6&7
to stay in UK
MORE than 5.5 million
people had applied to the
EU Settlement Scheme by
the deadline, figures show.
More than 4.9 m of those
can continue living and
working in the UK after
freedom of movement
ended following the Brexit
EU citizens were asked
to apply to the Home
Office by the end of June
to obtain an immigration
status in order to remain.
Official figures to June
30 give the clearest picture
of how many applied but
the data is “experimental”,
as the numbers are still
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mirror.co.uk FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 3
Yes Dad, I won a
£1bn brand slam
TEnnIS sensation Emma Raducanu
gets a hug from her dad as she arrives
back in Britain after becoming the first
qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam title.
The teenager left home seven weeks
ago a relative unknown but after
winning the US Open she
has returned so famous she
is planning to register her
name as a trademark.
On the lawn outside their
home in Bromley, South
London, where she practised
against the garage during
lockdown, Emma, 18, said
she was delighted to be
reunited with her City trader
mum and dad, Renee and Ian.
She said: “It’s a great feeling to be
back. It’s nice to see my parents
again. I haven’t thought about
what’s next. I’m just
enjoying it and relaxing.”
proud Mum Renee
Ian said: “I am so happy. I am very proud
of her.” Just weeks after getting an A*
in maths and an A in economics at A
level, his daughter is predicted to
become the UK’s first £1billion athlete.
Trademark experts have applied in
the UK to safeguard “Emma
Raducanu”, “Emma” and
“Raducanu”, which she
could use on her own
clothing and footwear lines.
Her victory on Saturday,
achieved without dropping a
set in the tournament, won
her £1.8million prize money.
Emma flew back first
class with BA, arriving at
Heathrow at 6.30am. She got a police
escort home where security guards
helped unload her bags and kit.
Emma travelled without her US Open
trophy, revealing: “It’s getting shipped.”
fame, set aNd
match Ian gives
daughter a hug and,
inset, with trophy
Emma’s prize money
from her triumph at the
US Open on Saturday
By marK JefferIes Showbiz Editor
SIr Elton John has rescheduled
his 2021 tour of the UK and
Europe to have an operation after
falling and damaging his hip.
The pop legend said it is with “great
sadness and a heavy heart” that he
has been forced to postpone his Farewell
Yellow Brick Road tour to 2023.
The 74-year-old revealed in a statement:
“At the end of my summer break
Elt’s Crocodile Crocked
Hip injury forces tour delay
I fell awkwardly on a hard surface and have been advised to have an operation
as soon as possible to get me
have been in considerable pain and
discomfort in my hip ever since. back to full fitness and make sure
“Despite intensive physio and there are no long-term complications.”
specialist treatment, the pain has Sir Elton said he will still perform a
continued to get worse and is leading five-track set at the charitable Global
to increasing difficulties moving. I Citizen event on September 25, before
going under the knife and resuming
his tour in New Orleans in January.
He added: “I know how patient my
incredible fans have been and it
breaks my heart to keep you waiting
any longer. I will make sure [the
shows] are more than worth the wait.”
Sir Elton recently announced a new
album titled The Lockdown Sessions.
DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
A CROOK who tried to rob
a shop was caught with
his pants down after being
tackled by staff.
Billy Youdale, 37, armed
himself with a dumbbell as
he raided a post office.
But the female owner in
Corby, Northants, grabbed
his trousers, leaving his
bottom exposed to CCTV.
Youdale, of Wellingborough,
fled and later hit a
man with a metal bar. He
got 12 years for attempted
robbery, GBH and
common assault at Northampton
The Breakfast Roll
Owners hit by cladding scandal
face financial ruin without help
by danya bazaraa
FLAT owners yesterday urged the
Government to protect them from
huge bills to fix unsafe homes that
could leave them in “financial ruin”.
Hundreds of protesters gathered on
Parliament Square for the Leaseholders
Together rally to demand the Building
Safety Bill be reformed.
They chanted “enough is
enough” while placards read:
“You built it, you fix it,” “Endless
worry and stress” and “Can’t
pay won’t pay”.
The crowd fell silent for 72
seconds in honour of the 72
lives lost in the Grenfell Tower
fire on June 14, 2017.
An estimated 850,000 people
live in homes with dangerous
cladding and fire safety defects,
the End Our Cladding Scandal
campaign group say.
They estimate up to 3.6 million
people could wait a decade or more to
sell their homes because they must
prove the walls are safe – and cannot.
Leaseholders are facing extortionate
costs to fix buildings they do not own
and warn many will be left bankrupt.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan told the
rally 1,000 buildings in the capital
remain unsafe. He said: “I’ve met
leaseholders whose dreams of
owning a flat came true and
turned into nightmares.”
Tory Sir Iain Duncan Smith
said: “We’re going to vote and
vote again against anything
that fails to deal with the issue.”
Will Martin, of End Our
Cladding Scandal, said: “We
need the Government to finally
hold true to promises made to
protect us from paying to fix
safety defects we didn’t cause.”
The Ministry for Housing said: “These
figures are speculative. We are spending
over £5billion to make buildings safer.”
Bankruptcy is my only option
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■Julie ■ Fraser, a leaseholder in Runcorn,
Cheshire, bought her flat five years ago
as an investment for £75,000.
The 58-year-old gran said: “I
used a big chunk of cash that
would have been for my
retirement. I’ve rheumatoid
arthritis and cannot work.”
At the end of 2019 she found
out her building has unsafe
cladding and won’t get funding
because it is under 59ft.
“We are potentially looking
at a bill of between £30,000 to
£40,000 each. No lenders will
lend money. Do I then dip into
what I have left of my pension?”
■Sophie ■ bichener, 29, bought
her flat in Stevenage, Herts, in
2017 for around £230,000. but
Will Broome and
gran Julie Fraser
after it emerged the cladding is non
compliant and her block has missing fire
breaks, she received an invoice for
£208,000 last month.
The marketing manager said:
“I got engaged two years ago
but I don’t know whether to get
married. If I go bankrupt will he
Will broome, 49, bought
his one-bedroom flat in Fulham,
South West London, in 2007
as shared ownership for
His block has been billed
£1.9m though it is uncertain
what individual bills are – with
“confusion over funding”. “I
don’t think I’d have any option
other than to go bankrupt.”
mirror.co.uk FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 5
sUppOrT Theresa May
May: We owe
the families a
By ben gLaze
Deputy Political Editor
THERESA may demanded
urgency from ministers
to back a “Hillsborough
law” aimed at protecting
families of victims and
survivors of disasters.
The former Tory Pm
said those connected to
the 1989 football disaster
do not want to see other
people “suffer” as they did.
As the mirror reported
yesterday, families of
Hillsborough victims want
an independent adviser to
work on behalf of relatives
bereaved in disasters.
mrs may last night
told the Commons: “The
“They have been
through hell since that
fatal day and they don’t
want to see other people
having that same experience.
We owe it to them.”
vanished Mary McCann
By LOUie sMiTh
A mum who vanished
after being accused of killing
her children in a crash
has handed herself in.
mary mcCann was
wanted in connection with
the deaths of son Smaller,
10, and daughter Lilly, four,
who died in a collision
with an HGV on the m1.
She went missing just
days after their funerals
and a judge ordered a
watch on air and sea ports.
mcCann handed herself
in at Aylesbury, Bucks, on
She was arrested and is
being held in cells ahead
of a court appearance.
The 35-year-old, from
Derby, was involved in the
crash on August 9.
A warrant was issued
after she failed to appear
before a judge to answer
charges of causing death
by dangerous driving.
There’s tension in
not so blasé now
High Court to serve sex case papers
she was teen
gOne Prince Philip died aged 99
Phil’s will stays secret
THE contents of Prince Philip’s
will are to remain secret
following a High Court ruling.
After the death of a senior
royal it has been convention for
over a century that a bid to seal
the will is made to the president
of the court’s family division.
This means they are not open
There’s been a
in mood.. the
A SOURCE On THE ATmOSpHERE
AROUnd pRinCE AndREw
to public inspection in the way
one ordinarily is. President of
the Family Division of the High
Court Sir Andrew McFarlane
yesterday ordered Philip’s
remains sealed for 90 years.
Even after that it may only be
opened in private.
Sir Andrew said: “There is a
Amount Virginia Giuffre
could make if she wins
sex claim against Prince
need to enhance the protection
afforded to truly private aspects
of the lives of this limited group
of individuals in order to
maintain the dignity of close
members of her family.”
Prince Philip died aged 99
on April 9, just two months
short of his 100th birthday.
By rUsseLL Myers
just last week Prince Andrew
was convinced he would
easily beat Virginia Giuffre’s
sex allegations against him.
But sources have revealed his
bullish mood has changed after
the High Court announced on
monday it will act to serve uS
civil case papers on him.
And the Duke of York is now
bracing himself for a legal battle
that he fears could go on for
years and end up costing him
millions of pounds.
Giuffre, a former sex slave of
late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein,
has accused Andrew, 61, of
forcing her to sleep with him
three times when she was 17.
Legal experts have predicted
she could be awarded around
£14million if she wins.
The mirror revealed last week
the Prince was so confident the
case would collapse he planned
to return to royal duties.
But insiders revealed he is
now giving off a different vibe.
One source said: “He’s not
been his usual blasé self, acting
like everything is in hand.
“The issue has suddenly
become very pressing and there
is a distinct tension in the air.
“There has been a dramatic
shift in mood and the reality
that this could not only go on
for many months, if not years,
as well as costing potentially
millions of pounds is very real.”
Another insider added: “The
stark reality is that the Duke
and his team need to face the
fact they need to address this.”
ms Giuffre’s lawyer David
Boies said: “We are hopeful that
Prince Andrew will now stop
trying to evade and delay facing
his accuser in court.
“The bottom line is Andrew is
being served. He cannot refuse.”
In another blow for Andrew,
the High Court judge refused
to unseal a document the
Prince’s lawyers claim would
invalidate ms Giuffre’s claim.
The document, signed by his
accuser, allegedly prevents her
from suing. But Andrew will
now have to make a legal
request for a copy and that
would mean accepting he has
been served the lawsuit.
The High Court will
now begin trying to
locate the Duke
for a legal representative
him about the
case, known as
service of proceedings.
his legal team would
have 21 days to respond.
A uS judge this week
dismissed claims Andrew could
not respond to the suit launched
by Giuffre as he had not received
the documents despite them
being left with a policeman at
his Windsor home. Lewis A
Kaplan has listed the case for a
further hearing on October 17.
Andrew, who denies the
claims, was this week pictured
at the Queen’s Balmoral estate.
DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
Voice of the
save us all
NEXT week US president Joe Biden will
convene a global vaccines summit.
At stake are the lives of millions of people
and the world’s ability to contain the spread
As Gordon Brown writes in today’s paper,
Britain and other leading nations have so far
failed to fulfil their pledges to distribute
vaccines to poor countries.
Despite a promise to hand over 870million
doses to Africa and low-income states, only
100million have been donated.
This would be understandable if there were
a shortage of medicines but it makes no sense
when we have large stockpiles of surplus stock.
Without urgent action we face an additional
one to two million global deaths from Covid.
Distributing vaccines is not only the morally
right thing to do. It is also in our self-interest.
With a global pandemic nobody is safe until
everybody is safe.
THE Department for Digital, Culture,
Media and Sport was once dismissed as
the ministry for fun.
But it is an important portfolio that covers
topics from online safety to racism in sport.
By appointing Nadine Dorries to run the
department Boris Johnson shows he does not
take such issues seriously.
It is not her turn on I’m a Celebrity that
counts against her. It is the fact that until now
her only interest in the brief has been to score
cheap political points and make offensive
comments about race, media and gay rights.
Nor does it fill you with confidence that the
minister in charge of cyber security bragged
about sharing her passwords with office staff.
The job should have gone to a person keen
on culture, not a keyboard cultural warrior.
ONLY Fools and Horses, Porridge and
Fawlty Towers top the list of programmes
telly fans would like to see remade.
Like a good joke, the old ones are the best.
cabiNet reSHuffle - a viSual guide
..so what if we put the
deckchairs over there..
one of the few Woman jabbed in Kenya
is a global killer
EXCLUSIVE By Kevin Maguire
UP to one million more people could die
needlessly of Covid unless wealthier countries
share hoarded jabs, warns Gordon Brown.
The global vaccine campaigner and former
Prime Minister speaks out today ahead of a US
summit next Monday led by President Biden.
“We must bring to an end the immoral divide
between the world’s vaccine rich and vaccine
poor,” he writes in today’s Daily Mirror.
Only 2% of Africa is vaccinated, he says, and
only 100million of 870million doses pledged to
poor nations three months ago by rich nations,
including Britain, have been delivered.
“But there is a way forward – made possible
by the remarkable increase in production of
vaccines – from 500million a month in April to
1.5bn now and soon 2bn,” argues Brown.
“By January, there will be enough – 14billion –
to double-vaccinate every adult in the world. By
June we will have manufactured 27billion.
“The issue now is, no longer a vaccine
shortage, but the inexplicable failure to
distribute them fairly.”
Time to start
Former PM & Global Vaccine Campaigner
A MilliOn lives will hover in the balance when
the global vaccines summit convened by
President Biden opens in new york on Monday.
in June Boris Johnson promised he and the
leaders of the world’s richest seven economies
would ensure the vaccination of the whole
world by the end of 2022. They offered to hand
over 870million vaccine doses to Africa and
low-income countries. But three
months on, just 100million
have been shared.
And with only 2% of
Africa vaccinated, deaths
are rising fast. But there is a
way forward, made possible
by the remarkable increase
in global vaccine production.
By January there will be
enough to double-jab every
adult on earth. The issue now is no longer a
Percentage of African
population who have
vaccine shortage but the inexplicable failure to
distribute them fairly.
What’s going wrong? Over-purchasing by the
West is creating a stockpile of unused vaccines,
some of which are near their use-by dates.
So in three days’ time we can save countless
lives by transferring stocks to where they are
needed and start to end the immoral divide
between the vaccine rich and the vaccine poor.
Dee Braim gets
her 3rd dose
3rd doses as
By Ben gLaZe
Deputy Political Editor
THE vaccine booster rollout began
yesterday in a race to bolster defences
before the expected winter surge.
The NHS began jabbing people who have
already had two injections after being given the
green light from the Joint Committee on Vaccination
Millions of people, including health and
care workers, the clinically vulnerable and
over-50s, are eligible for the injections.
Scientists are now looking at whether
children need a second dose of vaccine and,
if so, which type. Health leaders approved
first doses of the Pfizer vaccine for over-12s
earlier this week.
Figures last night showed 89.2% of the
population aged over 16 has had one dose
and 81.4% is double jabbed.
Announcing the start of the adult booster
jab campaign, NHS England’s Dr Nikki Kanani
said: “Now the decision has been taken by the
JCVI and once the relevant checks are in place,
the NHS will invite you for your booster.
“There is no need to contact the NHS – we
will be in touch with you when it is your turn
to get your booster vaccine – at least six
months on since your last dose.”
Catherine Cargill, a maternity support
look at giving
kids 2nd shots
worker at Croydon University Hospital in South
London, was one of the first people to be given
the Pfizer booster vaccine yesterday.
She said: “I have had it ahead of the winter
season to make sure I am protected, to make
sure I can carry on working, I can carry on
spending time with my family, and so I can
carry on with my studies.”
GPs have been told they can give the winter
flu jab at the same time if stocks allow, but they
should not delay either vaccination. Further
jab centres and community pharmacy-led sites
will join the campaign next week.
The Pfizer jab can be given as a third dose
even if people originally received two doses of
An anti-vaxx mum and daughter have both
died of Covid less than a fortnight apart after
refusing the jab.
Mother-of-four Sammie-Jo Forde, 32, passed
away in Ulster Hospital near Belfast only 11 days
after Heather Maddern, 55.
Sammie-Jo’s father Kevin McAllister said it
will “haunt me for the rest of my life” that his
daughter did not get the vaccine.
Both women – who were only two beds away
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 7
Travel rules to
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the Oxford/AstraZeneca. Health
Secretary Sajid Javid said: “It is brilliant
to see that the first booster
jabs are being rolled out today –
thanks to the phenomenal efforts
of the NHS who continue to work
tirelessly to help us fight Covid-19
and protect the most vulnerable.
“We know vaccines save lives
and, with every jab, our wall of
defence gets higher.”
Public Health England officials
said vaccines have prevented
230,000 hospital admissions.
Another 26,911 Covid-19 infections and 158
i’ve had it
sure i can
Cases: 7,339,009 (up 26,911)
Deaths: 134,805 (up 158)
Cases: 227,512,079 (up 285,519)
Deaths: 4,677,469 (up 4,943)
deaths were recorded yesterday.
Health chiefs hope that jabbing
over-12s will prevent more cases
and stop more disruption to
schooling. Researchers yesterday
announced a study of vaccination
schedules in 12 to 16-year-olds.
The Com-Cov 3 trial will seek to
recruit 360 volunteers who will be
enrolled in one of four parts of the
study. Chief investigator Prof
Matthew Snape, associate
professor in paediatrics and vacci-
nology at Oxford University, said: “This study will
provide vital information on the range of options
mum & daughter die
in hospital – were care workers. Sammie-Jo,
who had no underlying health conditions,
texted her father while she was being treated
and told him: “Dad, Mummy’s passed away.”
Mr McAllister said he did not understand why
neither women was vaccinated.
Heather shared a series of Covid conspiracy
theories in the weeks before her death and
posted about nurses being threatened with the
sack if they did not have the jab.
tRaGiC Heather and Sammie-Jo were in same ward
people have had
first dose so far
As well as
at the standard
doses of the Pfizer vaccine, we will look at
how well volunteers respond when their second
dose of Pfizer is half that of the first dose, or if
different vaccines are used altogether, such as
the vaccines by Moderna or Novavax.
“This will provide the JCVI with information
crucial to informing their advice about immunising
teenagers in the UK.” Researchers hope
to report initial results by December.
Hospitality bosses blasted the possibility that
vaccine passports may still be required for pubs.
Mr Javid this week left the door open to
requiring punters to show proof of vaccination
or a negative test before being served a pint.
Campaign for Pubs director Greg Mulholland
said: “It would be a huge burden on publicans
and pub staff and put off many customers, as
well as being ethically questionable.
“The Government should instead stick to Plan
A and encourage as many people to get vaccinated
UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls
added: “We must caution Government that the
introduction of those measures that are left in
reserve for this winter would have significant
and drastic impacts on the sector.”
G7 hits ChORLeY: paGe 19
A SHAKE-UP of the Covid travel regime is
expected to be unveiled by Transport
Secretary Grant Shapps.
He is due to announce an overhaul of the
traffic light system, which grades countries
green, amber or red for overseas visits.
Ministers and experts were yesterday
finalising the details amid a clamour from the
travel industry for a relaxation of rules.
The Government is expected to
scrap expensive PCR tests,
which travellers have to take
on day two of their arrival in
the UK, replacing them with
cheaper lateral flow tests.
The changes are due to
come into force before the
October half-term holiday to
give families a last chance of a
sunshine break before the winter.
Airlines UK chief Tim Alderslade said: “We
cannot reopen properly with these layers of
complexity. The economic costs are huge.”
Association of British Travel Agents boss
Mark Tanzer added: “The Government’s
travel requirements have choked off this
summer’s travel trade, putting jobs,
businesses and the UK’s connectivity at risk.
That’s not how you achieve a global Britain.”
Which? Travel Editor Rory Boland said:
“Travellers were let down badly during the
summer by a confusing traffic light system
and a dysfunctional PCR testing market that
left them exposed to extortionate prices.”
A WOMAN is suing police claiming she was
wrongfully arrested in Waitrose after refusing
to wear a face mask while buying baked beans.
Juliet Johnson, 55, says she told store
security that she was exempt due to suffering
from an autoimmune disease.
But two police officers were
called to the store in
Chichester, West Sussex, in
February this year and the
IT consultant was arrested.
Juliet is suing police for
wrongful arrest, false
imprisonment, assault and
disability discrimination. She said:
“They handcuffed me. I was incarcerated in a
cell. I was forced to strip naked.”
Waitrose said: “We are unable to comment.”
A Sussex Police spokesman said: “A civil
claim has been received, however this is
strongly disputed, liability has been denied.”
DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
is Priti good
new role Nadhim Zahawi
EXCLUSIVE by nick
LAbOUR has called on the UK’s
most senior civil servant to
reveal whether Nadhim Zahawi
failed to declare details of his
family’s property empire.
A Mirror investigation
revealed in July that a
company owned by the new
Education Secretary’s wife
bought the £3.5million
“Chunnel Estate” near the
Eurotunnel station in Kent.
This was days before the
Government secured a brexit
trade deal and after thenbusiness
Minister Zahawi had
played a key role in preparing
companies for the changes.
Mr Zahawi has not
responded to Mirror questions
about the deal, or whether he
broke the Ministerial Code.
Anneliese Dodds, Labour
Party Chair, has written to the
Cabinet Secretary Simon Case
demanding to know whether
Mr Zahawi discussed the deal
with his permanent secretary.
She told the Mirror: “Nadhim
Zahawi still has serious
questions to answer about why
his wife’s property firm was
buying up warehouses in Dover
while he was negotiating the
final stages of the brexit deal.
“The rules are clear: [He]
should have declared any
conflict of interest to the civil
servants at his department.”
UC cut ‘may
THE Tories’ Universal Credit
cut may breach global human
rights laws, a UN poverty
envoy has declared.
Olivier De Schutter stepped
in after ministers refused calls
to cancel plans to reduce the
benefit by £20 a week.
He said it is “doubtful” the
measure conforms to human
rights law and standards and
only a “detailed impact
assessment” could prove it did.
Work and Pensions Minister
Will Quince yesterday said it
was “not possible” to assess
the full impact of the cut.
paul routleDge: page 20
Border Force patrol
lands in Dover with
boat full of migrants
by mikey smith
Cyber security minister:
lack of digital knowledge
and Dan Bloom
against the fact the UK is
THE new minister in charge
facing an increasing amount of
of beefing up cyber security
Everyone has my password
cyber security attacks.”
once admitted to sharing
PM Boris Johnson will host
her computer password
the first meeting of his new top
with staff and interns.
team this morning at No10.
Former I’m A Celebrity... Get 2017, she admitted “all my rules clearly state MPs should His spokesman claimed the
Me Out of Here! contestant staff ” had the password for her not share their passwords. new team is “one of the most
Nadine Dorries was named private Commons computer. Her comments prompted diverse Cabinets in history”.
Secretary of State for Digital, She said: “My staff log on to the Information Commissioner’s
Office to remind MPs of to private schools, social
Three in five ministers went
Culture, Media and Sport in my computer with my login
this week’s Cabinet reshuffle. every day. Including interns on their security obligations. mobility charity The Sutton
The bestselling author, 64, exchange programmes.” Hannah Hart, of ProPrivacy, Trust revealed, and half the
will have responsibility for Ms Dorries was defending said: “[Her] appointment to Cabinet went to Oxbridge.
improving cyber security. then-Deputy PM Damian Digital Secretary of State is Just 7% of Britons are
But she has been previously Green, who denied claims he worrying given her apparent privately educated.
accused of failing to keep her watched pornography on his lack of digital credentials.
constituents’ private data Commons computer.
“It is even more alarming
clueless Nadine Dorries “confidential and secure”. In Commons data protection when you weigh her seeming voice of mirror: page 6
Sir Ed in withering attack on ‘incompetent, workshy’ PM
EXCLUSIVE by Ben glaZe
Deputy Political Editor
TORy voters in southern
heartlands will turn against boris
Johnson because they believe he
is “not a decent man”, Lib Dem
leader Sir Ed Davey has claimed.
Traditional Conservatives in
“blue Wall” constituencies the
party has taken for granted could
switch allegiance as the PM woos
HOME Secretary Priti Patel meets
border Force officials just hours
after one of their patrols landed a
boat load of migrants in Dover.
The Home Secretary was seen
the Red Wall seats he seized in
2019, according to Sir Ed.
In a blistering attack on the eve
of the Lib Dem conference, he
accused Mr Johnson of “breaking
promises left, right and centre”.
He said Johnson did not
command respect, adding: “He
doesn’t recognise the truth, he’s
completely incompetent and I don’t
think he works hard. This is what
Tory voters are telling us – they
don’t think he’s decent.”
Sir Ed said voters in the
Chesham by-election, where his
party beat the Tories, were put off
by the thrice-wed PM with six
children by three different women.
He went on: “I was staggered. I
didn’t expect so many lifelong
Conservatives to say ‘We will never
vote Tory while boris Johnson
out in the Channel a day after it was
confirmed she would remain in post
despite the Cabinet reshuffle.
Her trip to the Kent port came as
crossings continued for the fourth
leads them’. He went on: “My
overriding priority is to get rid of
him. He’s not a decent man.”
Sir Ed believes the Tories are
vulnerable to a pincer movement
at the next election, with Labour
set for a resurgence in the Red Wall
of the North and Midlands and the
Lib Dems ready to attack the
Tories’ southern flank, where
Labour often struggles.
Priti Patel marches
ahead of Border Force
officials on Dover visit
consecutive day this week. A new
record was set when 1,959 people
crossed the Channel from France in
the week to September 10, the
highest seven-day total of 2021.
Blast Sir Ed Davey
mirror.co.uk FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 9
fINaLIsT Joe Swash
Chef Joe off
By NICoLa MeThveN
JoE Swash says his journey
to the Celebrity Master-
Chef final has killed his
appetite for gravy granules.
Joe, 39, goes into battle
tonight with reality star
Megan McKenna and Paralympian
And he has vowed to
never put convenience
over flavour when cooking
for his kids and wife Stacey
Solomon in the real world.
The former I’m A Celeb
winner said: “That was the
biggest shock I had when I
went into the MasterChef
kitchen – you don’t get any
“It’s like a half-hour job
making gravy from scratch
and custard from scratch.
“But since doing
MasterChef, I can do it, so
no more ready-made stuff.”
■ Celebrity MasterChef,
BBC1, tonight, 8pm.
show fave Diane Sugden
after 22 yrs
By MaRK JeffeRIes
Elizabeth Estensen is
retiring after playing Diane
Sugden for 22 years.
The character has been
landlady of the Woolpack
in the soap for 17 years.
Widowed Diane has had
cancer twice, been held at
gunpoint and been conned
and stabbed during her
time on the ITV show.
She has also been a
supportive mother, sister,
stepmother and grandmother
to her family.
Elizabeth, 72, who also
appeared in Corrie in the
1990s, has filmed her final
scenes but will be on
screen for several weeks.
She said: “Emmerdale
will always remain special.
I’ll miss everyone dearly.”
ITV boss John Whiston
described her as “the
queen” of the programme.
I realised how
it is. I’ve had
john whaite on the poSitive
reaction to SaMe-Sex pairing
I’m so happy
it’s not been
guys & trolls
Kids making me, says Dan
BBC Breakfast star Dan Walker
revealed he signed up because his
kids begged him to.
Dan, 44, said of his brood aged
14, 12 and 10: “They sat me down at
Christmas and said, ‘Dad, if you
ever get asked again, we’d really like
you to do it’.
that age will know it’s rare to do
something your kids are fully
The presenter added he needed
some cheering up after all his
Covid coverage, saying: “The last
18 months has just been grim
story after grim story
“Anyone who’s got kids of
daNCINg dad Dan Walker
after grim story.”
Fans welcome same-sex pair
By NICoLa MeThveN TV Editor
John Whaite has told how he
expected to be a target of trolls for
being part of the first same-sex
male Strictly partnership… but was
instead met by a positive reaction.
And the Bake off star turned TV chef
is delighted by the response.
John, 32, said: “The reaction has been
so positive. I genuinely did think I was
going to receive a fair bit of hate in my
inbox because you do as a gay man,
you get a lot of hate. It’s something
you grow up and you
learn to deal with.
“Shouldn’t have to,
but we do.
“And I can honestly
say that I haven’t had
a single message of
The enormity of
what John was doing
struck him as he spoke
to Matt Lucas on Radio 2
to reveal he was going to be
a Strictly contestant.
He said: “I realised how important a
step forward this is.
“Because kids who watch the
show, to have same sex role
models, it’ll give them a little bit
of hope for the future. It won’t
make them grow up with the
same shame that I grew up with.
“It’s not just about queer people.
It’s about intimacy generally. Two
men, whether they’re straight or
gay, can be intimate with each other.
“I hope this comes to show that it
breaks down that notion of toxic
masculinity, which is so rife, especially
“If you look at Europe, people are
much more intimate with each other
there. So why can’t we have that here?”
on this weekend’s Strictly launch
celebs will be paired with their pro
partners. And John is hoping he gets
South African Johannes Radebe, who
danced with Caroline Quentin last year.
He said: “It has to be Johannes. It’d be
really important for him to
have the first all-male
couple, it would be a
message for him as
well. That’s not to say
in the future it has to
be two gay men.”
John told how he
is looking forward
most to dances that
are filled with passion.
He said: “I want to learn
a really intense samba and
really go for it. or a rumba.
“I want to do the queerest outfits
possible. I want mesh. I want sequins. I
want everything on the show basically.
I want to be as glamorous as possible.”
John, who won Bake off in 2012, said
he has no fear of criticism from the
judges. He added: “Listen, if you can
survive Paul Hollywood, you can survive
Craig Revel Horwood.”
■ Strictly Come Dancing, BBC1,
tomorrow , 7.45pm.
Corrie Katie hot to foxtrot
ACTrESS Katie McGlyn can’t wait to
show off her “positive, fun” side after
her Coronation Street role as tragic
Sinead, who died of cancer.
Katie, 28, said: “I’m very
nervous for the viewers to see a
different side of me because I’ve
always read from a script and
When it’s very serious it can drain you.”
In reality, she is all about fun.
Katie said: “I don’t take things
too seriously so this is just my
cup of tea. I want to smile, I want
to laugh, I want to dance and
have a good time.
“And hopefully make some
done serious storylines.
fuN Ex-Corrie star Katie
DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
A BRITISH gardener is set
to break a world record
after growing 839 tomatoes
on a single truss.
Douglas Smith, 43, has
almost doubled the
previous record set in 2010
with his 4.24kg haul.
The IT worker, of Stanstead
Abbots, Herts, said:
“I just really enjoy being
outside. It’s a nice counterbalance
to my work.”
A leTTeR by Alan Turing
analysing the probability of
striking it rich in Monte
Carlo has sold for £75,000.
The enigma code cracker
wrote it as a Cambridge
student after a friend’s dad
asked if it was possible to
beat the casinos.
Matthew Haley, from
auctioneer Bonhams, said:
“Interest in Alan Turing is
stronger than ever.”
A LITTLE boy plays contentedly with
his parents after a life-saving dose
of the world’s most expensive drug.
Yesterday Rosie-Mae Walton and
Wes Powell spoke of their joy when
16-month Marley finally got the
£1.8million Zolgensma treatment to
combat his genetic condition. They
had begun fundraising for their son
to have the drug in the US.
But NHS England has now struck
a landmark deal to provide it here.
Marley has Type 1 spinal
muscular atrophy which usually
kills by the age of two.
Rosie-Mae said they had endured
a rollercoaster ride waiting to see
whether the drug was suitable.
She added: “When tests showed
he was eligible we cried all day.”
The family, from Driffield, East
Yorks, said money raised for Marley
will be used for his continuing
treatment, including physiotherapy.
out a stink
BY JESS GLASS
She wins court
A MUM has won a legal victory
to stop a landfill site belching
out noxious gases that risk
case over landfill
shortening her son’s life.
Rebecca Currie feared she would
fumes risk to son
have to move home to get Mathew,
five, who has lung disease, free from
the hydrogen sulphide emissions.
She said fumes from the Walleys
Quarry in Silverdale, Newcastleunder-lyme,
were “a stomachwrenching
smell like rotten eggs”.
Others blamed the smell for headaches
Mathew and, left,
win Rebecca and
the landfill site
lawyers for Mathew
said it was a “public
affecting “hundreds and
probably thousands of
Yesterday, Mr Justice
Fordham ruled the environment
implement” Public Health
england’s advice to cut hydrogen
sulphide rates to one part per
The distance in yards
between Mathew’s home
and Walleys landfill site
billion, less than an
eighth of the level that
can be smelled, by
Rebecca said: “It’s
going to give Mathew
and the community
fresh air again. Now I
can stay in my own home. I was
being forced out. Obviously I
couldn’t let Mathew live there if the
answer hadn’t gone in his favour.”
Mathew’s doctor told a High Court
hearing in August how the little boy
was at risk of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease in the future.
Mathew’s solicitor Rebekah
Carrier said yesterday: “This is truly
a David and Goliath case.”
SAvE UK rAin forEStS: p12&13
mirror.co.uk FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 11
Blue sees red
costly Motoring expense
By ruki sayiD
ROCKETING fuel bills
mean drivers are “paying
through the nozzle”, data
from the AA suggests.
Petrol hit 135.51p a litre
this month, a price last
seen in September 2013.
But the AA says wholesale
prices paid by retailers
have fallen 1.5p a litre.
The switch to E10 petrol
this month led to wholesale
prices falling 4p a litre.
But then US Hurricane
Ida sent crude oil soaring
from $66 to $73 a barrel.
AA spokesman Luke
Bosdet said: “That increase
hasn’t wiped out all of the
E10 price savings.
“Once again drivers are
paying through the nozzle.”
■ELECTRIC cars doing
the average 108 miles a
week would need a
recharge just once in three
weeks, says Hyundai.
battle Stevens and Jack
in cell plea to
save his son
By DaviD Meikle
FORMER Everton star
Gary Stevens is pleading
for a stem cell donor to
help his four-year-old son
Jack battle cancer.
The lad was diagnosed
with a rare leukaemia last
year and at first responded
well to treatment.
But he has now relapsed
and needs chemotherapy
– and a matching stem cell
donor – to get better.
Gary, 58, now a physiotherapist
living in Australia
with his wife Louise, said:
“This is the worst possible
news for all of us.”
Gary, also dad to Joshua
and Oliver, added: “He was
doing so well. It really is a
race against time.”
His old club and their
arch-rivals Liverpool are
urging fans to register with
the Anthony Nolan charity
or the World Marrow
Gang of four
rage Piers set to storm off
his girl Mia
Chelsea star Reece urges fans to
help him find ‘cowardly’ burglars
By louie sMitH
Chelsea star Reece James urged
fans to help find “low-life” burglars
who stole his medals while he was
playing in the Champions league.
James, 21, revealed “cowardly robbers”
swiped a safe filled with his Champions
League and Super Cup winners and
Euro 2020 runners-up medals.
The England defender posted
CCTV videos on Instagram showing
the four-strong gang as they
burgled his Surrey home.
Some of the group wore balaclavas
while others carried torches.
They can be seen wrenching open
gates and rolling a safe to the road.
James wrote online: “These medals
were won representing Chelsea and
England – honours that can never be
taken away from me whether or not I
have the physical medals to prove it.
“Nevertheless, I’m appealing to
all my Chelsea and England fans
to help turn in these low-life
individuals who will never be
able to rest easy as the
evidence is mounting
model Mia McClenaghan,
22, said no one
was at the property
during the break-in.
The raid happened
on Tuesday night as
Chelsea beat Zenit St
said the probe
was in its early
stages and no
arrests had been made.
Piers: I’d have nutted Alex if I hadn’t walked off
By asHleigH raiNbirD Diary Editor
PiErs Morgan says he had to walk
off Good Morning Britain to avoid
headbutting “deputy stand-in
weather guy” Alex Beresford.
The pair got into a row after Piers
questioned Meghan Markle’s
he said: “i shouldn’t have walked off
when i did... because the deputy
stand-in weather guy says
“it was either that or give him a
Glasgow kiss. i decided that
wouldn’t go down very well.”
annoying enough when i worked
with him – why would i bother
now?” He also said he rarely
watches the iTV show now.
But he added: “i want them
to be successful. i put my
heart and soul into it for five
to struggle by some how.” speaking
after being named best news
presenter at the TV and radio
industries Club awards, he
said news of his next “adventure”
Later it was confirmed he
honesty in her Oprah interview. Piers, 56, hasn’t spoken to Alex, years. Obviously it’s different row Alex will front a prime slot on Talk
speaking at an awards ceremony, 40, since because “he was
without me – they have to try Beresford TV, which launches next year.
DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
‘Naughty Tory’ jailed over
sex attacks released early
by FlORA THOMpsON
was serving the final part of his sentence
FORMER Conservative MP Charlie at HMP Leyhill in Gloucestershire.
Elphicke has been released from prison During his trial, jurors heard how he
after serving half of his sentence for had asked one victim about bondage
sexually assaulting two women. and sex, before chasing her around his
The disgraced ex-Dover MP was
home, chanting: “I’m a naughty Tory.”
jailed for two years in September
Sentencing judge Mrs Justice
2020 after being found guilty of
Whipple described him as a
three counts of sexual assault.
“sexual predator” who used his
The Ministry of Justice
“success and respectability as a
confirmed he had been released
cover” and told a “pack of lies”.
on Tuesday. It is understood he
After the case, his wife Natalie
‘pReDATOR’ charlie elphicke
took over his Dover seat.
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by NADA FARHOUD
we’re deep in the rainforest, a
complex eco-system that
supports pied flycatchers
and redstarts among the
rich green mosses and liverworts that
thrive in the dampness.
This is not the tropics of Brazil or
Borneo, but a temperate rainforest in the
far north-west of Scotland.
The rainforests of Britain are even
more rare than those in the tropics, but
are now reaching a crisis point, in part
due to climate change.
Once covering Europe’s Atlantic
coastline, from Norway to Spain,
this unique habitat provides
perfect conditions for
species not found
Pockets of rainforest
are still found across the
UK, such as in Cumbria,
north Wales and southwest
England, but Scotland
is the last stronghold
due to the high rainfall and
relatively mild, year-round
temperatures. The Daily Mirror joined
Malcolm Turner from the Woodland
Trust Scotland inside the rainforest at
the Ben Shieldaig Estate in Wester Ross.
Recent studies revealed that some of
the native oak, ash, birch, pine and hazel
trees found here on the west coast could
be thousands of years old.
But this globally significant area is at
risk of disappearing.
The Scottish temperate rainforests,
also known as Atlantic or Celtic woodlands,
now cover 117 sq miles, just 2% of
the nation’s tree cover. Less than onethird
is in a satisfactory condition.
The Woodland Trust has warned that
the UK’s rainforests are nearing crisis
by RUssell MYeRs
PRINCE William wants to
be able to tell his kids he
did all he could to fight
The thought helped to
inspire his Earthshot Prize
pleDge William is desperate to do his bit
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 13
rAre hAbitAt is under threAt
in the UK
Charity warns native woods
at risk from climate change
point, with Scotland’s at particular
risk. The Trust’s State of the UK’s
Woods and Trees 2021 report said the
area was “as important as tropical
rainforest, but even rarer”.
Native woods and trees help curb
carbon emissions and reverse declines
in wildlife. And failing to address the
problems they face will undermine
over the woodland
efforts to tackle the
climate and nature
crises, the charity warned.
It said the impact of climate change
on woodland life cycles, pests,
diseases, pollution, and the slow rate
of woodland expansion could be a
“multiple whammy” for wildlife.
Malcolm explains how the insectr
i c h
such as pied
warblers and redstarts.
The rare, chequered skipper
butterfly is also only found here.
He explains how the mosses and
liverworts – tiny plants that produce
spores instead of flowers and seeds
– play a hugely important role in the
health of our environment. He says:
“Scotland is home to nearly 1,000
different types of these plants which
grow on the woodland floor and on
tree branches. Some are not found
anywhere else in the world.
“They provide homes to tiny creatures
and together they also act as a
giant sponge, slowing the flow of rain
into burns and rivers,
and helping protect
against flash floods.”
As well as the
threat from climate
change, around 40%
of the rainforest is
suffering high or very
high levels of grazing,
vows to be able to say: I did all I could
environmental project which is
aimed at saving the planet.
William said: “The damage we
are doing is no longer incremental
but exponential. We are fast
reaching a tipping point.”
Ahead of the release of
Earthshot: How to Save Our Planet
– a book tied in with the Earthshot
Prize – Jason Knauf, chief of The
Royal Foundation, said: “The
challenge the duke set himself was
‘What is the maximum contribution
I can make in the next 10 years in
the fight against climate change?
What am I going to do that means I
can look my children in the eye and
say that I did my bit?’.”
The project has a £50million
prize fund which will be handed out
over the next decade. Every year
from now until 2030, a winner in
each of five categories will receive
£1million after being picked by a
It is hoped the ideas will help to
repair the planet.
Ahead of the announcement
today of this year’s 15 finalists,
William has paid tribute to his
father Prince Charles and late
grandfather Prince Philip, calling
them “pioneers in the
William also said he hopes the
Earthshot project will inspire hope.
He said: “The facts look
terrifying, and I could see this
risked making people feel like they
might as well give up.”
Where to find
Ben Shieldaig Estate,
Bovey Valley Woods,
Newton Abbot, Devon
Coed Felenrhyd &
Llennyrch, Gwynedd, Wales
Crinan Wood, Argyll,
Dunollie Wood, Oban,
Fingle Woods, Dartmouth
National Park, Devon
Loch Arkaig Pine Forest,
Uig Wood, Isle of Skye,
largely due to deer. Invasive rhododendron
is also found in 40% of rainforest,
threatening to choke the woodland.
But the Woodland Trust says “it is
not too late to take action”.
Together with Plantlife, the organisation
leads The Alliance for Scotland’s
Rainforest, which hopes to
address the threats, as
well as working with
landowners to restore
and expand woodlands.
Abi Bunker, director
of conservation and
external affairs for the
Woodland Trust, says:
“The warning signs are
loud and clear.
“If we don’t tackle the
threats that are facing
our woods and trees we
will severely damage
the UK’s ability to
address the climate and
“Our wildlife havens
are suffering, and we
are storing up problems
for future generations.”
In cinemas and on
mirror.co.uk FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 15
TRAILBLAZER Sir Clive
dies aged 81
By LOUIE SMITH
hOMe computing pioneer
Sir Clive Sinclair died
yesterday aged 81.
The British inventor cut
his teeth in the tech world,
creating a range of pocket
calculators in the 1970s.
But things really took off
when he released his landmark
ZX Spectrum home
computer in 1982.
They flew off the shelves
and he was knighted.
Sir Clive later brought
out the Sinclair C5 electric
vehicle which was a flop.
Daughter Belinda said
her father had been ill for
a long period of time. he
died at his London home.
Belinda told the
Guardian: “It was ideas,
the challenge, he found
exciting. he’d come up
with an idea and say,
‘There’s no point asking if
someone wants it, because
they can’t imagine it’.”
for Drew and Cam
THIS photo got a lot of likes – 1.4 million and
counting – from fans of Drew Barrymore and
Cameron Diaz, who praised the actresses for
posting an image with “no filters or fillers”.
Drew, 46, and Cameron, 49, became pals
when they starred in the 2000 film Charlie’s
Angels. Drew posted the new photo, writing:
“Bestie hour with my bestie poo poo!!”
One fan wrote: “I love this, beauty without
filters, and enhancers.” Another wrote: “Love
how you’re embracing your age gracefully.”
Charlie’s Angels sequel premiere
in the reunion shot posted online
AT RISK Desmoulin’s whorl
may hold up
By GEORGIA LAMBERT
and GERRy wARREn
The construction of a
£30million bypass could be
delayed because of a tiny
The 2.6mm Desmoulin’s
whorl is on the International
Union for Conservation
of Nature’s Red List of
A Kent County Council
found them living 150m
from the Canterbury site.
Campaigner Biff Whipster,
54, is fighting for the
mile-long project over the
River Stour to be ditched,
saying the snails will move.
he said: “I’ve no issue
whatsoever with placing
myself physically between
any construction activity
and the snails.”
Work on the link road is
due to begin in autumn
2023. The council was
contacted for comment.
‘EXTRA YEAR IN JAIL’
By TOM PETTIFOR Crime Editor
A STEPHEN Lawrence murder
suspect is facing another year in jail
for failing to pay £90,000 he made
from a £2.1million drugs plot.
Jamie Acourt, 45, is due to appear in
court next month over the proceeds of
crime order after the deadline to pay up
expired over the summer.
he fled to Spain hidden in the back of
a car in 2016 after being tipped off that
he was wanted as a ringleader of the
cannabis trafficking gang.
Acourt, one of five suspects named
over the 1993 racist murder of Stephen,
18, in eltham, South east London, spent
over two years on the run in Barcelona
after his escape. he was finally jailed for
assets of £90,000 in respect of
which I make an order with a
default of 12 months in prison.”
The crook had until July to come
up with the cash but failed to do so.
he e is due at Westminster magisnine
years in 2018 and now faces a
further 12 months after failing to pay the
£90,000 in hidden assets, sources said.
Judge Peter Lodder had told Acourt in
a hearing in January at Kingston crown
court, South West London: “I find hidden
to pay £90K
trates court on October 19. Brother Neil
Acourt, also a suspect in Stephen’s
murder, was jailed for drug dealing as
part of the same conspiracy.
Any further prison time will be of little
solace for Stephen’s mother Doreen who
wants his killers jailed for the murder.
She said this month: “I don’t think the
Met Police has any interest in this case.”
Gary Dobson and David
Norris, were finally
convicted of budding
killing in 2011.
Luke Knight is still
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DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
TOday: FrIdaY, sePTeMBer 17, 2021
On this day
29 Years agO (1992)
We declared John Major and
Norman lamont were “fighting
for their political lives” after the
uK crashed out of the exchange
Rate Mechanism on what would
be dubbed “Black Wednesday”.
65 Years agO (1956)
solicitor Norman Buckley broke
the world water speed record by
driving Miss Windermere iii at an
average of more than 79mph for
an hour on lake Windermere.
43 Years agO (1978)
The camp David Accords were
signed by egyptian President
Anwar sadat and israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin
following 12 days of secret talks.
i don’t trust stairs. They’re
always up to something
Indian PM narendra modi is 71.
He once ran a tea stall with his
brother. Ex-F1 star damon Hill
is 61. He has a reported net
worth of £22million. Moulin
Rouge! director Baz
Luhrmann is 59. He was called
“basil brush” at school because
of his hairstyle. Left Outside
Alone singer Anastacia is 53.
She has survived breast cancer
Damon,61 twice. And many happy returns
to Mirror reader neil shaw,
from blackpool, Lancs, who
turns 59 today.
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Catch up with
some old friends.
(And we don’t just mean these two).
sYdnEY GLorY James, 2nd right, steve
Redgrave, Tim Foster & Matthew Pinsent
by KATIE BEGLEY
When you’re putting the finishing
touches to your wedding
plans, taking on a gang of
former special forces soldiers
is usually not an item on the list. But, if
you’re double Olympic champion rower
James Cracknell, it makes perfect sense.
The 49-year-old is enjoying the first
weeks of marital bliss, having last month
tied the knot for a second time.
But while wife Jordan Connell, 35, was
planning their big day, James was
putting himself through hell having
signed up for SAS: Who Dares Wins.
If he was hoping to have a lucky
escape from the last-minute stress and
sleepless nights before a wedding, he
might have regretted his choice.
Instead he was gassed, shot at, thrown
off a helicopter and forced to abseil
down a cliff while being screamed at.
Drawing on his experience of previous
challenges, including swimming across
the Strait of Gibraltar, the dad-of-three
felt well up for the adventure.
But he soon realised that facing off
with former SAS hardman Ant
Middleton and his tough team was a
whole new ball game.
“This is like nothing you’ve ever done
before, you can’t prepare,” admits James.
“If I had to classify what I was good at
it would be coaching myself through
tough moments, endurance, physical
pain, and coping with doing that in a
“But what I realised, very quickly, was
I was very good at putting
myself under pain for a length
of time that I knew.
“In the Olympics, it was six
minutes and there was no
excuses, you had to absolutely
red-line it all the way. Whereas
on this course you didn’t know
how long it was going to take.
“You didn’t know how long
you’re going to be in pain or
what was coming next. I really
struggled with that.”
James flew to Scotland’s Isle
of Raasay for the series with a
host of famous faces. Ulrika Jonsson, 54,
Kerry Katona, 40, Paralympian Aled
Davies, 30, Strictly champ Ore Oduba,
35, and ex-England footballer Kieron
Dyer, 42, were along for the ride.
And given his sporting background,
including Olympic gold at both Sydney
2000 and Athens 2004, he had a target
on his back from the start.
All the other celebrities wanted to do
their very best to beat the man they
You didn’t know
how long you
were going to be
in pain or what
was coming next
james cracknell on coping with
the show’s psychological torment
nEw sTArT James and wife Jordan
IsLAnd GAmEs With the rest of the contestants
branded “a machine”. And Ant’s team,
known as the Directing Staff, were keen
to see what he was made of, too.
So far, viewers of the Sunday night C4
show have seen some celebs pull out,
including Loose Women star Saira Khan,
ex-BMX ace Shanaze Reade, Corrie’s Jake
Quickenden and former I’m A Celeb
winner Vicky Pattison.
But James persevered – and found
himself facing one of the most mentally
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 17
tackles sas: who dares wins
Toughest task was
the letter home.. it
took me back to
my accident and
maybe not seeing
the kids again..
what next? James
awaits further orders
during one challenge
exhausting challenges: the grilling in
the infamous mirror room.
The stuff of nightmares, it is where
the contestants’ biggest fears and failings
are usually exposed by the DS.
But it seems they didn’t try to break
James, who suffered a brain injury
after he was hit by a car while cycling
in the US in 2010.
The injury changed his personality
and led to the breakdown of his
marriage to first wife Beverley Turner.
“There are cracks there they could
have dug into,” he admits. “They could
have gone down the life changes after
the accident and getting divorced.
“They would have got to me that
way, but they didn’t come after me.”
The DS could not make him cry. But
being asked to write a letter home to
his kids – Croyde, 17, Kiki, 12, and
Trixie, 10 – did the trick. The challenge
mirrors what SAS forces do before a
mission – in case the worst happens.
“I guess it’s just that reflection on
your life, the things you wished you
said and could never say,” he shrugs.
“It took me right back to the accident
and being a day away from never
seeing my kids again.
“My ex-wife was pregnant with our
third when I was in a coma, so I never
would have met our youngest.”
James’s children have split time
between him and Beverley since their
divorce after 16 years of marriage was
finalised in early 2019.
He still struggles with not being
with them every day, a blow that is
lessened by the bond they have now
formed with Jordan.
“It’s utterly sh** not waking up with
your kids every day,” says James. “But
my wife is amazing with the kids. They
– james cracknell on low point of gruelling series
love her. I think all of us are guilty of
taking too many things for granted
and if the last year has taught us
anything, it’s appreciation of the
things you do for normality.
“It’s weird to have that kind of realisation
on a TV show, but nothing is
normal in that place.”
James has not let his 2010 brain
injury slow him down, but
the course was adapted
slightly to accommodate
him and avoid
the risk of further
“We had to jump
out of a helicopter
and they wouldn’t let
me fall headfirst into
the water. I went feetfirst,”
“And then during
split With ex-wife Bev Turner
the boxing there was no punching to
the head allowed.”
The DS, however, pulled no punches
on the rest of the course. But decades
of training his body to peak physical
condition have allowed James to
thrive – so much so he even managed
to give instructor Jason “Foxy” Fox, 43,
a run for his money.
“At one point we’re
running behind Foxy
with our bags on our
backs and that was it,
we just had to run,
everyone started to
drop off but I was
with him the entire
time.” Did he feel like
he had something to
prove? Well, yes and no.
“I wanted to test
myself, but I’m sure as hell not going
to rank it up there with the Olympics,”
“Whereas I think it’s really hard for
people who’ve done nothing outside
of showbusiness. That initial discomfort
is really hard.”
James is tight-lipped about how far
he gets, but being on the show made
him realise there’s more to being in the
special forces than brute strength.
“They are incredible athletes, and
incredibly skilful, co-ordinated, resilient
in a different way,” he says.
“It just makes you respect them on
way more levels than just being tough
and strong. There’s way, way more to
it than that.”
■ SAS: Who Dares Wins, is on
Channel 4, Sunday, at 9pm.
DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
DeMeNTIA Gates in 1969
First game to
kick off with
by ToM WIlKINSoN
THE first adult football
match with headers
outlawed will take place
later this month.
Heading will only
allowed if the ball is in the
penalty box in the first half,
while it will be banned
outright in the second half.
The fundraising game
will be held at Spennymoor
Town FC in County
Durham on September 26.
Brain charity Head For
Change and the Solan
Connor Fawcett Family
Cancer Trust will benefit.
Head for Change chairwoman
Dr Judith Gates’
husband Bill, 77, who
played for Middlesbrough
FC, has dementia.
She said: “We look with
interest to see how players
adapt. I am hoping for a
fast, skilful game.”
Calls for remake of TV comedy classic
collAReD Fletcher & Godber
held by Mr Mackay in Porridge
and Ross in show
by RUKI SAYID Consumer Editor
TELLY fans want another
serving of Porridge, according
to a poll about the TV classics
we would love to see re-made.
Four in 10 felt TV golden oldies
were better than modern offerings
on the box, the survey of 1,500
people by Freesat found.
And nine in 10 said settling
down to watch an old favourite
gave them a feel-good factor.
More than half felt if a muchloved
show was to make a comeback,
it would have to capture
the essence of the original.
But three quarters expressed
concerns that new versions could
fall short of expectations. Twothirds
agreed that British TV
shows were the best in the world.
BBC comedy Only Fools and
Horses topped the most-wanted
revivals list, with Fawlty Towers
second and Blackadder third,
while Porridge was number seven.
US sitcom Friends, talent show
Stars In Their Eyes, period drama
Heartbeat and comedy Father Ted
all made the top 20. Keeping Up
Appearances and Last of the
Summer Wine were also listed.
Freesat’s Angie Mee said: “The
results show the power of
comedy – but we found
classic shows from Star Trek
to Grange Hill would be
welcomed back too.”
in Only Fools
VoIce oF THe
1. Only Fools and
6. Father Ted
8. Prime Suspect
9. The Bill
10. Keeping Up
11. The Fresh Prince
13. Star Trek
15. The A-Team
16. The Office
17. The Young Ones
19. Last of the
20. Stars In Their Eyes
24. Life on Mars
26. Buffy the
27. Grange Hill
28. It’s a Knockout
29. The Generation
mirror.co.uk FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 19
support Naomi Campbell
By russell myers
tHe Queen has enlisted
Naomi campbell to inspire
a new generation of overseas
Marking what will be
her 70-year reign in 2022,
the Queen’s commonwealth
trust is launching
a Platinum Jubilee fund to
help young leaders.
And model Naomi will
take part as an ambassador,
encouraging 18 to
35-year-olds to pursue
their business dreams.
She said: “Sometimes
they are not seen and
some may not see themselves
as ‘leaders’, but they
deserve support and...
education and resources.
“this is something very
close to my heart and i will
continue to do everything
i can to uplift the next
generation, so they can
create a better future.”
property boom The hut
By ben turner
A derelict Nissen hut
from the Second World
War has sold for £169,000.
the neglected military
barracks, measuring 50ft
by 17ft, has planning
permission to be turned
into a one-bedroom home.
it currently has no
heating or electricity.
the prefabricated structure
– comprising curved,
corrugated iron – was part
of a lot that has sold at
auction for £29,000 more
than the initial asking
price of £140,000.
the hut, which also has
bricks at the front, is in a
rural location near the
village of Fordham, cambs.
it is set on a third of an
acre of farmland, which is
also part of the lot.
the buyer also gets an
open-fronted barn and a
30ft shipping container
that are on the site.
but it pours
of jail van
everyone about the great county
visit Pelosi yesterday
By ben glaze
Deputy Political Editor
leading g7 politicians hit
Britain this weekend for a
crunch summit on protecting
parliaments and MPs from terror
attacks and web trolls.
But rather than london,
speakers from the legislatures of
the world’s leading economies are
off to... chorley in lancashire.
the trip to the mill town is a
personal triumph for House of
commons Speaker Sir lindsay
Hoyle, the local MP since 1997.
He cannot wait to introduce
guests to local life and delicacies
including Morecambe Bay
shrimps and chorley cakes.
the switch was inspired by
Attacks are top of agenda
SECURITy tops the agenda at this the Canadian Parliament [in 2014],
weekend’s G7 Speakers’ summit. the attack on our own Parliament
Three of their seven legislatures where our own village bobby was
have recent experience of tragedy stabbed to death [in 2017] on the
when parliaments were targeted. cobbles of Parliament.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle said the theme “We saw mob rule in America
would be “getting the balance with Capitol Hill [in January].
right” between “closed parliaments, “What we’ve got to ensure is if
open parliaments”. He said: “We we don’t have democracy, what
have seen the attacks in Ottawa on have we got?”
cut ’n’ run
Harvey is hurt
and on loose
Top G7 politicians meet up..
in quiet Lancashire mill town
Boris Johnson’s decision to hold Speaker, we want to go to your
the main G7 event at carbis Bay, district! We all go to london,
cornwall – and an appeal by Sir we’ve got to get out’. What better
lindsay’s US counterpart. place to take them than my home
Speaking exclusively to the town where i’ve always lived?”
Mirror, he said: “Well, if the Sir lindsay rates his patch as
Prime Minister can go to
being among “the UK’s bestkept
secrets”. He says he loves
cornwall, surely i’ve got to
give them a taste of
its “beautiful countryside, the
scenery, the food”.
“Nancy Pelosi was very
He added: “this is
clear – she said to
me, as she was
on the menu sir
lindsay will serve
last year, ‘Mr
up Chorley cakes
BLOOD-SOAkED and in a very bad
mood in his wet sweats, Harvey Gaskell
looks like he is out for revenge after
escaping from a prison van.
The Coronation Street drug dealer,
played by Will Mellor, makes his daring
escape, still handcuffed, after the van
overturns in bad weather.
Harvey was jailed earlier this year
after Leanne, played by Jane Danson,
teamed up with police to protect her
son Simon, who had been lured into
working for the dealer.
He then terrorised the whole family
for months after forcing desperate
Leanne to deliver drugs herself as she
attempted to protect Simon.
Harvey’s audacious escape, filmed
this week, could be trouble for Leanne.
Will, 45, had already hinted that the
jail sentence would not mean viewers
had seen the last of Harvey, teasing:
“Can’t get rid of me that easy.”
ian hyland’s tv diary: p23
of lancashire, the red rose county.
“Forget the others, there’s only
one county in this country that
really matters, lancashire.”
Much of the three-day conference,
which begins today, is at
Astley Hall, a museum and gallery
in a Grade i-listed house.
Sir lindsay’s lightheartedness
belies the serious agenda.
He said: “We as politicians are
accountable to our voters, so we’ll
be discussing how we can ensure
the voices of the people we
represent are heard.
“i’m looking forward to together
reaffirming the central role
our institutions play in the
democratic lives of our countries.”
What you can do in Northern gem
•Visit Astley Hall, the venue
for much of this weekend’s
“the jewel in
the house is more
than 400 years
old and features
breathtaking mid-17th Century
plaster ceilings in the country“.
•Shop at Chorley’s markets.
The main covered
five days a week,
while on Tuesdays
about 150 stalls are
erected in the town
outdoor version, previously
known as the Flat Iron.
•Sample Cuckoo gin from the
Brindle Distillery, made with
“fresh spring water from the
artesian aquifer in the field”.
•Watch a match at one of the
town’s two rugby clubs – union
side Chorley RUFC or league
“some of the most the Jewel Astley Hall centre at the team Chorley Panthers.
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Rape appeal hope
BY MATTHeW YOUNG in Cyprus
A BRITISH student fighting to
clear her name after she was
convicted of inventing a gang
rape was forced to sign a confession
by police, a court has heard.
Lawyers for the 21-year-old
blasted officers’ handling of the case
in Cyprus and claimed the woman’s
rights had been violated.
They told the Cypriot Supreme
Court in Nicosia she was held for
over six hours and deprived of her
right to a lawyer. They also claimed
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her in 2019 was not voluntary.
The Derbyshire woman, then aged
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world is watching. It is so important
for young women across the world.
“This case is a beacon.”
The woman’s legal team said they
were happy with the way the three
appeal judges had “engaged with our
arguments”. But it could take up to
six months for a verdict.
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POWER THAT SHOWER!
They’re running out of water in, er...
Sometimes known as the rainy city
(and I can vouch for that), it boomed as
Cottonopolis because the damp air was
perfect for the textile industry.
But this year the rain has stayed mainly
on the plain, not in the pluvial Lake
District, where the city gets its water
from Thirlmere, a man-made reservoir
not a natural lake. And that’s only 40%
full, so United Utilities is urging millions in
Greater Manchester to conserve water by
spending a minute less in the shower.
In the great drought of 1976, the
government’s slogan was ‘Save Water –
Bath with a Friend’.
They hadn’t invented showers then.
Apple of PM’s eye
smiles as millions
forced to Coff up
FACED with starving,
breadless peasants, Queen
Marie Antoinette said:
“Let them eat cake.”
Some 200 years later, faced
with hungry, hard-working
families, Therese Coffey may
as well have sneered, “Let
them work longer hours”.
And she was rewarded with
retaining her handsomely paid
France had a revolution. We
could do with one here – a
voters’ revolt against heartless,
cynical politicians like the
She is “entirely happy” with
the upcoming £20-a-week cut
in Universal Credit that will plunge
millions into further poverty.
Adding insult to injury, the former
accountant with Mars confectionery
suggested “about two hours extra work”
would make up for the cut.
Deceitful, as you might expect.
Workers can’t just demand more hours,
and even if they could it would actually
BOJO BABe Coffey
‘‘ Workers hit by
won’t raise a
pint to her
ARE YOU SURE?
There’s one certain way to halt the flow of refugees in
boats across the Channel.
Project a menacing, 100ft high image of Home
Secretary Priti Patel on the white cliffs of Dover, with
words underneath, ARE YOU SURE?
If that doesn’t stop them, they deserve the chance
to make a new life here.
Telling it like it is...
take up to nine hours to
recoup their losses.
Complacent Coffey told
MPs: “We’ll be seeing what we
can do to help people perhaps
secure those extra hours.”
“Seeing what we can do...
Perhaps.” What a wasteland of
smug indifference lies behind
those few simple words. Out
of touch comes nowhere
She never even bothered to
do an economic assessment
of the impact of this benefit
cut, which will hit 2.3 million
claimants in work but not
paid enough to live on.
Why bother, when you
are the apple of the Prime
Minister’s eye? A hard-right
careerist who opposed gay marriage and
curbs on addictive gambling and backed
the bedroom tax, she’s a dumb-loyal
Coffey boasts of being a member of the
Campaign for Real Ale. Millions hit by
her callous, unChristian policies won’t
raise a pint to her survival in the
6COVID-19 is bad, but
Govid-21 is worse.
Rubberface Michael Gove is
now in charge of “levelling
up” the North.
He once said of
“We are at last
new empire, an
the happy South
stamps over the
cruel, dirty, toothless face
of the Northerner.”
Mrs T didn’t give a fig for
what half the population
said because the richer half
would keep her in power, he
bragged. “This may be
immoral, but it’s politics.”
Charming, and revealing.
mirror.co.uk FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 21
First all-civilian crew to
orbit Earth in space capsule
launches crew on board
Dragon on Wednesday
Billionaire joined by three
‘ordinary citizens’ for launch
FAMILYJared hugs his daughter before flight
strife Tommy Gallagher
Noel & Liam’s
out of home
By DAMON WILKINSON
NOEL and Liam Gallagher’s
estranged dad could be
left homeless after losing
the stars’ childhood house
in a property “fraud”.
Tommy Gallagher, 77,
was allegedly conned out
of the semi-detached by
Ricky Keenan, who said he
could stay rent-free if he
sold it, a tribunal heard.
Despite Judge Colin
Green ruling that on the
balance of probabilities, he
had been the victim of
fraud, the sale “was not
void or voidable”.
Mr Keenan stood to
make a share of a £56,000
finder’s fee on the house
purchase in Burnage, Manchester,
the court heard.
The judge cleared buyers
Hanna Property, who Mr
Keenan falsely claimed to
represent, of wrongdoing.
|||||||| - IT’LL ALL MAKE SENSE IN THE END THE TOUR 2022
astronautsCrew Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman and Hayley
Arceneaux arrive for launch of the Inspiration4 mission at Kennedy Space Center
by STEPHEN WHITE
FOUR amateur astronauts have
blasted off from Florida on their
private mission to orbit the Earth.
The Inspiration4 crew, comprising one
billionaire and three “ordinary citizens”,
rode out of the Kennedy Space Center in
a Dragon capsule provided by the
SpaceX rocket company on Wednesday.
They will orbit Earth for three days.
The crew of Jared Isaacman, Hayley
Arceneaux, Dr Sian Proctor and Chris
Sembroski had six months of training.
But onboard computer systems will
be in control overseen by ground crew.
The Dragon has flown to an altitude
of 360 miles, roughly the height at which
the Hubble Space Telescope operates.
The venture was purchased from Elon
Musk’s SpaceX by Jared, 38, who made
his fortune developing systems to
process credit card payments.
Rather than go on an “outing with
fishing buddies”, he decided “to inject
real purpose into the flight”, he says.
THERE’S one person who could teach
these novices a thing or two.
Capt Samantha Cristoforetti, 45,
spent 199 days on the International
Space Station. Ahead of her return as
ISS commander and to mark the digital
Crew member Hayley, 29, works for
the medical facility that cured her of
bone cancer in childhood, St Jude
Children’s Research Hospital in
Jared is on a mission to raise awareness
and £145million for the facility.
Sian, 51, is a geoscientist and artist.
She plans to paint while looking out
from the Dragon’s domed window.
And Chris, 42, is a US Air Force veteran
and works with aerospace company
Lockheed Martin. A friend won a place
in a lottery draw to join the crew and
asked him to take the place.
SpaceX described the launch as the
first “all-civilian mission to orbit”.
This summer, billionaires Sir Richard
Branson and Jeff Bezos went above
Earth’s atmosphere in space vehicles.
Following this flight, there will be two
private visits to the International Space
Station in October and the New Year.
release of The Wonderful: Stories from
the Space Station, she talks about her
“home from home”. Watch: Jess
Saying’s Wonder Women, 2pm, today
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With a peak audience
of over 9 million,
Channel 4’s creatives
will be telling
themselves it was worth the
embarrassment of having to hand
over their network to Amazon for
It was just a
pity the deal
had to include
preview with the
likes of Greg
Rusedski and Tim Henman.
I mean, when Amazon
announced a couple of years back
that it was going to start using
drones I didn’t realise it was talking
about its TV presenters.
Thing Most Likely
To Make You Ask...
Will Laura Kuenssberg
keep her role?
… Of The Week.
The news on Wednesday
that Boris Johnson was
about to reshuffle his
Back at Rhod Gilbert’s
Growing Pains, Richard
Madeley admitted he
spent his early teenage years
sneakily looking at middle-aged
women in support bras in his
You can suggest this may have
had an impact on his choice of wife
in later life, if you like.
I’m saying nothing.
Richard then revealed that by the
time he was 14 his eyesight had
started to fade.
Blimey. So it does make you go
blind, after all?
Question. Re BBC1’s
Prince Philip: The
Given the recent issues with
his memory, are we to assume
Prince Andrew will not be
Channel 4’s Spice Girls:
how Girl Power
revealed that at the first audition
Posh Spice Victoria was marked
5/10 for her singing voice and 5/10
So at least she was consistent.
PS. Some of the other
auditionees were ranked as low as
2/10 for their singing.
I know, right. Imagine how bad
they must have been.
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My new favourite thing about BBC
One’s ludicrous yet watchable
submarine drama vigil?
The way Rose Leslie,
who speaks like the
Queen in real life, has
been given the full
knits, big wool
Scottish folk songs...
A tenner says DS
Longacre will be
wearing a Russ Abbot
hat and wig and singing “I
would walk 500 miles” by
this Sunday night.
SCOTS GOinG On?
Rose as DS Longacre
& inset, her boss,
DCI Silva, played
by Suranne Jones
of the Eartha
Tributes to a much-missed – “I died in hospital.” And partly because been given a tweak by Corrie’s resident
Coronation Street legend it took us back to the classic old days of Wokesperson.
have been flowing thick Corrie, when it was still 80% lighthearted
knockabout drama/20% hard-
man” but then she checked herself, and
Cathy started to call Norris “a nice
and fast this week.
hitting social comment.
had to be assisted by Dev, who settled
ITV kicked it all off on Monday night
with Coronation Street Icons: Norris
Cole, a 23-minute celebration
that was never going to be
long enough to do the
great man justice.
Nevertheless, it was
a joyous piece of telly
in which Helen
Worth was moved to
That ratio has been flipped on its
head in recent years and no one
will ever be able to convince
me that that has been
an entirely welcome
Corrie can still be
a lot of fun to watch,
However, for every
on “a character” who was “not everyone’s
cup of tea.”
I much preferred Mary’s more honest
take that: “I’m going to miss him dripping
poison in my ears. Slagging off all
Likewise, Rita’s reaction to Freda’s
revelation that Norris had spent his final
days surveilling a fellow resident who
he had suspected of having an
declare that her STaR
“Finger Buffet Jen” or affair. “I found him outside
favourite Norris Norris
“We all make Claudia’s window,” Freda
memory was “when he &, inset,
mistakes – just look reported. “Camera round his
did his Eartha Kitt”. Eartha
at Sharon Osbourne”, it neck – motionless.”
Malcolm Hebden was
less keen on being reminded
of his character’s Eartha moment.
But he was certainly pleased that
it had left its mark and, to be fair,
there were plenty of other great memories
It was also quite an emotional affair
for long-standing fans of the soap.
Partly because it made you realise
just how close we came to losing
Malcolm to heart failure three years ago
seems we must now be
subjected to several
preachy reminders of
our social responsibility,
or repeated examples
of the terrible things
life can sometimes throw at
the less fortunate.
Even some of the tributes to the
viper-tongued busybody, following the
announcement of his death in Wednesday’s
instalment, felt as if they had
“He went doing what he
enjoyed best,” Rita said.
“Snooping and gossiping.”
Another of the old guard,
Ken Barlow, then chipped in
with: “Norris would want the
country in mourning for six
Only six months, Ken? I
suspect that some Corrie fans
will be in black for a lot longer
The Morning Show
(Apple TV+, from today)
Strictly Come Dancing
Good Morning Britain,
Tuesday: A tearful Paul
gambling addiction, and
says that a mobile phone is like “a
casino in your pocket”.
Good Morning Britain, 20 minutes
later: Andi Peters encourages
viewers to enter ITV’s million pound
phone competition (as many times
as they like) at just £2 per entry –
with a scannable QR code to make it
handy for mobile phones.
It may not be classed as
gambling, and ITV is entitled to
make its money however it sees
fit. However, this latest competition
is running for SIX weeks across its
four most high-profile daytime
shows, which are hosted by some
of its most high-profile and trusted
If each show runs the competition
just twice a day that’s a whopping
240 reminders. I mean, I know ITV
cares about its viewers. But surely
that’s taking helpful a bit far?
There was a tough
viewing choice at 9pm
last night. all Creatures
Great and Small on Channel 5
or Jodie Comer and Stephen
Graham’s care home film help on
Channel 4. I opted for the new
series of the Yorkshire vet drama,
and I’m delighted to report it is
already shaping up to be every
bit as wonderful as the first
series was. I’ll save Help for a
The week started badly
for Piers Morgan on
Sunday when he failed to
even make the top 10 in
Channel 5’s Britain’s
Favourite Pudding. So, I was pleased
to see him pick up the Best News
Presenter/Person Most Likely To
Give Us Social Media Coverage gong
at the TRIC Awards on Wednesday.
NB. Anyone who says that makes
Piers a “One TRIC Pony”, is not
welcome in this column.
BBC Plans Mrs Brown’s
Boys Halloween Special
It’ll be a feckin’
Britain’s Favourite Sandwich
(Channel 5, Sunday)
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Penguin had a bird’s-high view
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Apprentices at British Gas
gained two new recruits on
Monday, as prime Minister Boris
Johnson and chancellor rishi
sunak appeared in branded jackets
at their training academy in
In Sunderland, Ciara Arrowsmith, a
former service and repair engineer
with British Gas who left her job as a
battle over ‘fire and rehire’ engulfed the
company, was appalled.
“I saw Boris on the TV when he
visited British Gas and realised he isn’t
going to do anything.
“He is just spineless. They need to
make fire and rehire illegal. It is
unethical and immoral.”
Fire and rehire is the growing practice
of laying off staff and then offering
workers their jobs back with reduced
pay or worse conditions. It’s currently
legal, but Labour and trade unions are
campaigning to outlaw it.
Ciara, 37, left British Gas in February
after refusing to sign a new contract
with what she says were tougher
terms and longer hours. After 13 years
at the company, Ciara says she was so
loyal to British Gas she had “blue
blood in me”.
“I felt gutted when I left. I put everything
into the job.” When she was
shown the new terms, she says, “I felt
worthless, and my anxiety was really
bad. I had customers ring me and say,
if you’re leaving, we’re leaving.”
Fire and rehire has spread like a virus
during the Covid-19 pandemic. A poll
by the TUC earlier this year found that
nearly one in 10 workers had been told
to re-apply for their jobs on worse
terms and conditions since the first
lockdown in March 2020.
The same study showed it disproportionately
affected young, working
class and BME workers.
A ballot on industrial action at
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Clarks shoes over fire and rehire closed
on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Weetabix
staff at factories in Kettering and
Corby voted for strike action over
plans to rehire them on deals they say
would leave them £5,000 poorer a year.
Unite settled a dispute earlier this
year with British Airways over fire and
rehire plans affecting its cargo
Fire and rehire has been a theme all
week at the TUC Congress. At the
same moment Sunak and Johnson
were playing at being boiler engineers,
TUC General Secretary Frances
Ros Wynne-Jones standing up for you and your family
by ‘fire and rehire’
Real Britain readers may remember reading our story on
Mathew Currie, the five-year-old boy whose doctor said
his life was being shortened
by pollution from a Staffordshire
His mum Beckie told us her
children were being “gassed in
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case against the Environment
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O’Grady was making her opening
speech to Congress in London.
“It can’t be right that a boss can
threaten to sack loyal workers, often
after years of service, unless they accept
worse pay and conditions,” she told the
annual gathering of Britain’s trade
unionists. “It’s high time we outlawed
that evil practice of fire and rehire.”
Unite the Union’s general secretary
Sharon Graham called the practice “an
abhorrence” and “one of the scandals
of our age”.
Dean Ismay, 29, from Cheltenham,
Glos, shared a moving testimony with
Congress as a disabled worker and
GMB delegate who said he experienced
fire and rehire at Asda.
“Fire and rehire is a dirty, bullying
tactic. It wrecks lives and trashes the
economy,” he told delegates. “I have
personally been subjected to this
horrible tactic at Asda.”
Dean worked at the supermarket
chain for five years until 2020 when he
says they brought in new contracts
that changed people’s rights at work.
“When they issued the dismissal
notices to us, I felt so sick with worry.
As a disabled worker I felt utterly
6 Boris Johnson must
have got mixed up
when he appointed Nadine
Dorries. He was meant to
appoint a Culture
Secretary. Instead, he has
appointed a Culture Wars
Secretary who opposed
gay marriage, is famed
for mixing up the very
Umunna and Chris
Eubank, and is
already gearing up
for war on the
betrayed by the business. I was so
stressed and I was worried about my
health. Fire and rehire must be
consigned to the dustbin of history
where it belongs.”
Asda said: “In 2019 we introduced a
simpler and fairer contract for hourlypaid
colleagues in our
stores to ensure they all
received the same terms
‘‘ Boris’s visit to
made it clear
fire and rehire
“As part of this change,
we invested £80million to
increase the take-home
pay of more than 100,000
colleagues, whilst also
A British Gas spokesman said: “We
reached an agreement with our unions
in July that is critical in ensuring our
business is sustainable, competitive
and set up for growth. We had to take
measures to protect almost 20,000 jobs
and there was a job for everyone at the
end of the process.
“To ensure we have a workforce that
can help to make the transition to low
carbon both hassle-free and affordable
for our customers, we’re creating 3,500
apprenticeship roles over the next
decade – these will be highly skilled
and well-paid British jobs.”
For Ciara, seeing the Prime Minister
at British Gas with the boss of
Centrica, which owns British Gas,
confirmed her worst fears.
“Boris’s visit to the British Gas
academy was no surprise really,” she
says. “To see him standing side by side
with Chris O’Shea made it crystal clear
that there was never any intention to
stop fire and rehire.”
Unions and MPs intend to challenge
that arrogance. On Wednesday, Unite
led a Day of Action urging MPs to sign
Barry Gardiner MP’s Private Members’
Bill to challenge fire and rehire.
The Bill is due its second reading on
“MPs from every political party and
every corner of the country are saying
that fire and rehire is wrong,” says
Gardiner. “Bullying and intimidation is
not the way forward if we want decent
employment and a productive
economy. Next month my colleagues
in Parliament have a chance to stand
up and stop the bullying.”
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John at his
Second World War soldier
John still growing strong
at his own allotment plot
& Ted Heath,
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by alEX lloyd
War veteran John Graham knows
all about soldiering on...
Not only has he just turned 100, he
still grows vegetables on his allotment.
He puts his long life down to eating
the runner beans, courgettes and
other produce he nurtures
– plus having a tot of
whisky before bed.
John said: “I can’t
believe I’ve made it
to 100. I get up on
a morning and live
in hope I get to see
He added he is
as “fit as a fiddle”
with only a few
The widower still lives
independently with the
support of his family.
His son Paul, 70, who
has an allotment plot
next to his dad’s, said:
“Reaching  is quite
He added: “We think
he is the oldest allotment
holder in Britain.
“He can’t do very
much these days but I bring him down
regularly and I help as much as I can. He
deserves that whisky before bed.” John,
I get up on
and hope I
get to see
John Graham as he
from York, grows his greens on an
allotment his family acquired in the
Holgate area of the city in 1905.
His service during the Second World
War included fighting in the Normandy
Campaign of 1944, when he was a Royal
Artillery gunner in the 107th Heavy
He served in the 334th battery
alongside future Prime
Minister Ted Heath.
John, who is a lifelong
honour – the Légion
d’Honneur – a few
After the war he
was a window cleaner
for nearly 60 years.
John, married to Jean for
69 years before her death in
2018, spent decades collecting
for the annual Poppy Appeal.
In lockdown, loved ones
visited him at his window, as
he felt too old to use Zoom.
He has five grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren.
Family joined him at the
allotment to enjoy the sun
before his birthday party.
He celebrated his 100th at
York’s Railway Institute Bowls Club.
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By julie mccaffrey
You might find it hard to see
the funny side of mopping up
blood and body fluids from
the floors or scraping human
flesh from the walls.
But comic Greg Davies
is getting plenty
of laughs playing
a crime scene
cleaner in a new
His job as
Wicky in The
Cleaner is one
few would have
the stomach for.
But every day
trauma cleaners get
to work removing all
traces of gore safely
Here, four crime
scene cleaners explain
fun With Jo
why on earth they do their jobs…
I’ve seen others retch at jobs
whereas I just get stuck in
– Steve Carr, 54
Steve has a crime scene cleaner superpower
– no sense of smell.
Nothing is too fetid for him to face, as a
near-fatal car crash 20 years ago left Steve
unable to detect even the stinkiest stench.
He says: “I’ve seen others retch at jobs,
whereas I just get stuck in.”
His special skill was handy when he had to
tackle a 3ft pile of human excrement left on
top of a toilet by a man with mental health
problems. the incident led to Steve being
crowned Prince of Poo by workmates.
Steve, from Sunderland, says: “Nothing
fazes me because I’m old school.
“In fact, the jobs that need extreme cleans
are the best jobs because you can really see
a difference afterwards.”
the married dad of one began working as
a trauma cleaner in 2007 after he was laid
off from building work.
He has scrubbed dirty protests from prison
walls and blood from mortuary floors. But
memories of one job still sadden him.
He recalls: “An old lady was too frail to tak
out her rubbish so a caretaker used to do it
her. When he left, everyone else said it wasn
their job and it piled up.”
It got so bad she had to crawl to get
outside. Steve continues: “No one was
looking after her. And when they
said they’d fixed her telly, they
cut the wire so she was
stuck in every day with
nothing to do.
“No grime or
gore bothers me.
But the stories
our help can
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e Real CRIme SCene CleaneRS
as Wicky in
Our cleaners must
be very sensitive
– Ryan Colquitt, 41
AFter a decade working as a trauma cleaner, ryan has spent the
last two years managing and training 100 staff at SafeGroup, a
specialist and emergency cleaning service.
He says: “Crime scene cleaners need to be very sensitive. A
family is likely to be in a very emotional state and could want to
share every nasty detail of what happened. Our cleaners have to
be able to cope not just with what they see, but what they hear,
smell and breathe in. they need a genuine drive to help people.”
ryan, from Hertfordshire, rarely talks about his job outside
working hours. He has dealt with the aftermath of a machete
attack which left pools of blood in every room of a property and
the lift and paths outside. He cleaned up after a burglary ended in
murder and can’t forget picking up an eyeball from train tracks.
He says: “I feel lucky to know I have helped people in traumatic
situations and fortunate to have a job I can
do every day which makes an impact on
people who are struggling with a whole
spectrum of emotions.
“I constantly hear bereaved people
say, ‘I wish I could have spoken to him
one more time’.
“So every day, when I leave home,
I make sure that I’m on good terms
with my wife and my three
kids and I never hold
grudges with the wider
family or friends.”
Smell of blood will
never leave me
– Steve Broughton, 46
Steve left the corporate world to found SafeGroup 17 years ago,
and now employs 70 trauma cleaners nationwide.
His company provides a free counselling service for staff, but
he has discovered that many have their own ways of coping.
One employee who fished testicles from a toilet told
himself he was holding boiled eggs. Another tells
himself blood is ketchup and faeces is curry.
Steve, of Worthing, West Sussex, says: “I
cleaned up after a man threw himself through
a glass window. Cleaning pints of blood from
stairs I zoned out and was focused on the job.
“A couple of things haunt me. One is the smell
of a dead body, musty with a sweet undertone, and
the smell of lots of fresh blood will never leave me.”
Steve Carr &
The Cleaner, 9.30pm BBC1 tonight. Catch up on iPlayer
If I do my job well I can help
take pain and trauma away
– Yanky Blair, 41
A Steel stomach and selfless heart have kept
trauma cleaner Yanky in her job since 2006.
She says: “My mum was hit and killed by a
bus. Death and tragic situations are part of life
and leave families feeling really emotional.
“I want to do what I can to help people and
make sure others don’t have to see the sad
sights of life. there are difficult moments, like
removing the little that’s left of a deceased
person from train tracks, but I get
through it by thinking of their
family and the pain they go
through when they hear the
news, and reminding myself
I’m helping in a small way.
“I think of my mum and
hope a caring person looked
after her when she died.”
No job has ever made her
vomit or faint. She says: “When I
first arrive at a job, I think, ‘What do
I have to do to make this area perfect again?’
Years ago, a man bled to death at home and a
co-worker said he couldn’t take it.
“I’ve got a certain strength, so I worked
doubly hard cleaning the blood and the clots
because I didn’t want his elderly wife to have
to see it or deal with it. I’d always do extra
things like wash the dishes too.”
Yanky never eats on a job and often takes
off her clothes outside her home in Croydon,
South london, as the smells can linger.
She says: “Yes, there are easier ways to
make an honest living. Friends are always
asking how on earth I do it and my partner
always says she couldn’t do it. But bereaved
families are already suffering so much. If I do
my job well I can help take pain, bad memories
and even more trauma away from them.
“I love my job. And if you love your job every
job is a good job. No other job makes the
difference to people’s lives like this one.”
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Dr MiriaM StopparD
Women’s immune system
could have cancer benefit
The concept of Nordic walking
originates from a training
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skiers so they could train during the
summer too, not just winter.
Nordic walking uses poles similar
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It uses all the major muscles in
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Anyone can start Nordic walking
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Similar to other forms of
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Atopic dermatitis is difficult
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scientists at the Cancer Research UK
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type of work or exposure to the sun,
are likely to be significant.
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first time the possible biological
reasons, rooted in the immune system,
which explains why men may have
more severe disease.
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believe the immune response is sexbiased
in the most common form of
skin cancer, and highlights that female
immunity may offer greater protection
than male immunity.”
Men seem to develop more aggressive
tumours than women, despite
receiving identical treatments.
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anti-cancer immune system was
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your problems solved
I’m scaRED Of
sTanDIng Up TO
I’d like to find out how I can be more
assertive with my wife. I always end
up backing down because I can’t
stand the grief that comes with
challenging her on anything. She
either shouts and screams or sulks
It’s a very one-sided relationship
– basically I do what I’m told or
there’s hell to pay.
I’m sick of this unequal balance
and I feel she doesn’t respect me at
all. It never used to be like this.
What has gone wrong and what
can I do about it?
School mum accused me of
messing about with her man
I’ve found myself in a really awkward
situation and don’t know what to do
about it. When I collect my daughter
from school, I chat to one of the dads
in her class, who’s a nice guy.
We’re always joking around and,
to be frank, I’d rather speak to him
than most of the mums.
Sometimes I’ll give him a lift back
home after drop-off if the weather’s
bad, as he usually walks his daughter
To cut a long story short, his wife
came up to me in the playground the
other day and accused me of
“messing about” with her husband!
I was so shocked, I actually
laughed. She started going on about
“cosy chats” at school and inviting
him into my car.
I basically told her that her
suspicions couldn’t be any further
from the truth, and advised her to
take it up with her husband, and
then I made a swift exit.
However, I feel really angry that
I’ve been accused of something I
didn’t do and wouldn’t do, as I have
a husband and kids.
This guy is just someone I pass
time with on the school run. What
“I’m angry I’ve
I didn’t do
should I do – tell him about the
confrontation or just keep
quiet and avoid him in
This isn’t your problem
and it sounds to me as if
his wife has incredible
trust issues. Maybe he’s
had an affair in the past or she’s been
hurt by someone else.
Perhaps she thinks he fancies you
and maybe he’s got form.
Equally, though, you don’t want to
get dragged into their mess and
caught in the crossfire when it’s
really nothing to do with you.
I’d speak to guy and explain that
you don’t want to cause a problem
between him and his wife.
If he wants more details, then
explain that she told you she’s not
happy with him talking to you or
being in your car.
I don’t think I would stop being
friendly with him, but just take a step
back for your own sake and leave the
two of them to sort it out.
It also sounds as if one or more
parents at the school are stirring
things up a bit, which could be
another reason for his wife’s anger.
Don’t enable it. I understand you
back down all the time for an
easier life, but it’s not really
making life any easier for you in
the long term because you’re
I don’t know why things
changed – that’s something for
you to think about and discuss.
However, when she starts
shouting, walk out. You should
refuse to stay and listen – explain
you will when she’s calm. She’s
almost behaving like a spoilt,
naughty child and if she screams
and shouts, she’ll get her own way.
And the same goes for the sulking.
It’s just about standing up for
yourself, not in an aggressive or
Explain that unless she can talk
to you calmly and with respect (as
an adult), then you don’t want to
have the conversation.
I’d like to reply to the
man who’s worried
about taking on his
girlfriend’s kids (Dear
Coleen, September 13).
For what it’s worth, I took
on my wife and her four boys
when I was 27. My mother
was dubious as well, but it’s
worked out great. We’ve
been married for 47 years,
had a son of our own, and
now have 29 grandchildren.
My life is brilliant and it
was the best thing I ever did.
At times, life has been a bit
up and down, but I expected
that. The decision is yours,
but I would say go for it.
Phil, South Wales
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always TOO TIRED OR BUsy TO HaVE sEX
I’m a 34-year-old mum of two
with a full-time job and, the
upshot is, I never have the time or
energy to have sex with my
husband. We’re lucky if we do it
once a month.
While neither of us seems
particularly bothered that we do
it so infrequently, I know deep
down that it’s not good for our
relationship in the long term. Any
tips on how to revive things?
You have to make the time –
even if it’s just a couple of hours
a week to spend together. What
about when the kids go to bed?
When children come along, it’s
a work in progress and it’s easy
to ignore the fact that you’re a
couple. Sex doesn’t have to be
every day but, if the lack of it is
worrying you, then tell your
hubby you don’t want to lose
the intimate side of your
relationship. The good thing is,
you’ve realised now that it could
become a problem, so sit down
and work it out.
With sex, I always think the
more you have it, the more you
want it. So, while you might have
to make an effort initially, you’ll
get into a rhythm. If all you feel
like doing at the end of the day
is flopping on the couch, then
flop on the couch together.
Sometimes you get home at
night and feel exhausted, but
why not get a babysitter?
Once you make an effort to
go out, you’ll enjoy yourself. I’m
sure when you first met, you
were staying up until all hours
and still getting up for work the
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fury over co-op tie-up with AmAzon
By GeOff HO
THE Co-operative Group has come
under fire for teaming up with
Amazon as part of plans to more
than double its online sales
to £200million by the end
The deal means Amazon
Prime customers will be able
to buy the ethical retailer’s
products with same-day
delivery and scheduled twohour
Initially available in Glasgow,
the service will be expanded to other
parts of the country later this year.
Co-op boss Steve Murrells said the
pandemic had accelerated changes in
shopping habits and its Amazon deal will
help meet consumer demands for greater
convenience. However, the GMB union,
which represents Amazon warehouse
super steps to recovery
Superdry slashed its annual losses by
78% to £36.7million despite shop
closures in lockdown.
Reporting on the 12 months to April
24, the fashion retailer said it was
boosted by its wholesale arm and the
axing of online discounts.
Sales dived 21.1% to £556.1m but
boss Julian Dunkerton said:
“Trading has been encouraging
since the reopening of our stores.”
Elsewhere, online retailer THG
said it will float its beauty arm on
the stock exchange next year.
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workers, said Co-op customers will be
shocked by the tie-up given concerns over
the online giant’s health and safety record,
as well as the low tax it pays despite its
huge revenues and profits.
GMB national officer Andy
Prendergast said: “It’s really
disappointing to see a
company with a proud ethical
heritage like Co-op teaming
up with Amazon.”
Elsewhere, fellow mutual
John Lewis announced that its
half-year pre-tax losses had
fallen from £635million to £29million.
Chairwoman Sharon White said
despite supply chain problems and the
UK shortage of HGV drivers, John Lewis
had taken steps to ensure Christmas will
not be ruined. It is bringing in goods early
and has hired more drivers, in addition to
booking its own fleet of cargo ships.
Morris has clinched
the £1.1billion takeover
of asthma drugs firm
Vectura, after 75% of its
investors backed the deal.
Hold-outs now have just two
weeks to sell their shares to
the Marlboro cigarettes
group or they will be stuck
with them. Philip Morris
says Vectura will play
a “critical role” in its
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Edited by siobhanmcnally
My car smells of dog and old chips that have
fallen down the side of the seat.
When I take the car for its annual deep-clean
valet at the car wash, I get given a freebie air
freshener, which smells like loo cleaner, and I
usually have to stop and chuck it in the bin
before I asphyxiate on the motorway.
In an ideal world, I love the scent of a brand
new car, highly polished wood panels, soft,
buttery leather and a glove box that reeks of
money. Which, according to car lease firm
leaseelectriccar.co.uk, makes me a private and
conservative person who craves stability.
But as that sounds like someone’s dad
rather than me, then I’d prefer to fill my
Mini with fresh citrusy scents like lime
The choice of car scent, just like perfume or
aftershave, reveals a lot about our personality,
says the car leasing firm, and a person who
likes a citrus smell is a confident chatterbox
who’s the life and soul of the party. I’d also like
to add probably very beautiful, extremely
funny and likely to win the lottery very soon.
While people who choose vanilla are
successful and fiercely loyal friends, those
who like berry smells are imaginative, artistic,
Floral scents are for down-to-earth people
who love the great outdoors, while coconut is
for carefree, quirky dreamers who like to blend
in with the crowd. Bubblegum means they’re
show-offy social butterflies and, finally,
chocolatey smells are for caring and
Saying that, I often wondered why so many
car fresheners smell like Toilet Duck, but car
magazine Auto Express recently voted Lynx
the best of a bad bunch. And I’d hazard a guess
that people who opt for the manly smell of
Lynx in their car think they’re God’s gift to
women and drive a penis extension on wheels.
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Old-fashioned table manners
were very much the order of the
day at my school, and woe betide
anyone not eating correctly.
Head dinner lady Mrs Munn
used to walk round rapping
transgressors over the knuckles
with her wooden spoon if
they chewed with their
mouths open or didn’t
hold their cutlery
She’d roar: “A pen is for
writing, Miss McNally.
[Rap] Write out 100 times,
I must not use my knife
like a pen.”
And I never did use my
knife like a pen ever again.
One reader sounds like
she went to the French
girls’ school in Harry
Potter, Beauxbatons. “I
went to a technical school
here on the Isle of Sheppey,” says Judy Moor.
“We had a very strict headmistress and
there were lots of rules. We had to wear house
shoes inside, never be seen in our uniform
outside without gloves and hat, and bring our
Silly pet Selfie
“Our Lhasa apsos,
Phoebe and Tilly, were out
on a walk with Border
terrier Sonny who we’re
looking after for friends
while they’re on holiday.
They all get on really well
but it took me 10 minutes
of bribing them with
treats to get
them to sit like
this,” says Alan
Him? No he
doesn’t want a
treat – he says I
can have two
tasty The Beauxbatons and a
slice of gypsy tart and cream
own napkin for lunch, which had
to be folded correctly. Our
uniform was purple and we used
to be known as the Purple Perils.
“But the best bit was the
school dinners – delicious gypsy
tart, which is a Kent delicacy.”
She adds: “It was a
really good school with
excellent teachers, which
at the time I didn’t really
Table manners took a
bit of a battering at school
when Mark Summers in
Peacehaven, East Sussex,
was a lad. He writes: “I
remember the lumpy
mashed potatoes, spam
fritters and what I used to
call hammer and chisel.
“You had to use your
fork to cut what was
supposed to be a traybake
spoon was used as a
chisel, hence, hammer and chisel.”
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This acrylic and palette painting of
rows and rows of miners’ cottages
in a little village in Wales called
Abergwynfi is how
Conway John likes to
remember the place
where he was born
The 73-year-old, who
now lives in Blaengwynfi,
Neath Port Talbot, says:
“I’m retired but I’ve been
painting all my life – it’s
my hobby and keeps me sane.
“I have great memories growing
up in Abergwynfi. There was a
great community spirit, although
the colliery closed in 1969.”
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The male menopause is likely
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purchase of a sports car
Did you know the Romans placed tiny white
pebbles, known as Tiger Eyes, among the
stones on the roads in Pompeii so they
could be seen at night?
The marina road in the city of ashes is full
of these little white “lights”, possibly to help
sailors find their way back after a drunken
night at the brothels.
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40 DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
with NEIL NORMAN
Barks as Elsa
IN OUR NEW WEEKLY COMPETITION
FROZEN – THE MUSICAL
Theatre Royal Drury Lane until June 26
2022. Tickets: 020 7087 7760
Walt Disney’s animated film about two
sisters separated by the prodigious power
of one (Elsa) and the gung-ho vulnerability
of the other (Anna) gets underneath the
permafrost when live flesh and blood
actors inhabit the roles.
The additional songs are fine but the
entire edifice is built around that number.
And when Samantha Barks’ Elsa reaches
the first chorus of Let It Go and unleashes
her powers to create a crystalline Snow
Queen/White Witch vision, the audience is
agog at the awesome spectacle.
When her costume transforms itself
from sober green into shimmering,
spangled white, the roar of delight shakes
the walls of this beautifully restored
theatre. This is Disney magic on a grand
scale. The story and characters remain
intact, from dodgy Prince Hans (Oliver
Ormson) to endearing ice seller Kristoff
Barks is magnificent in her melancholy
and Stephanie McKeon as her bouncy,
irrepressible sister Anna is the perfect foil.
Olaf the snowman and Sven the reindeer
are superbly realised by puppeteers (Craig
Gallivan and Mikayla Jade/Ashley Birchall)
and add humour to a relatively grim tale.
The sets are stupendous, gradually
evolving with the aid of sophisticated video
effects from gothic gloom to frozen
wasteland complete with an astonishingly
long ice bridge.
A chorus line of ‘naked’ Nordic types
clutching birch twigs is a welcome
intrusion of slapstick comedy. But the
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BACK TO THE FUTURE
– THE MUSICAL ★★★★
Adelphi Theatre until February 13 2022.
Tickets: 020 7492 0834
There was only a slim chance a stage
version of the greatest time-travel movie
ever made would prove similarly
But the musical is faithful
to the movie while adding
its own theatrical grace
Marty McFly (Olly
Dobson) still has
problems with his
parents – vodka-swilling
mum (Rosanna Hyland) and
cowardly dad (Hugh Coles) –
and Doc Brown (Roger Bart) is still
wild-eyed and wilder-coiffed.
The Flux Capacitor is still the power
pack that will take the adapted DeLorean
from 1985 to 1955 in 7.5 seconds and the
Leeds Playhouse, September 25-October
9 (then touring until November 13)
Conducted like a living graphic novel, this
is the Count’s immortal story told from a
female perspective and set in the 1960s.
warnings about altering the past still go
unheeded. It takes a few scenes to ignite
but, once the engine is revving, it gathers
an unstoppable momentum.
The songs are geared to each period –
doo-wop and faux-Phil Spector songs
dominate in the 1955 era while the 1980s
music is more than vaguely
reminiscent of Robert Palmer’s
Addicted To Love. Tim
Lutkin’s lighting and the
video projections by Finn
Ross create the illusion
of the speeding car and
the climax is a knockout.
There is plenty of
EMOTIONAL emotional heart too along
Rosanna Hyland with an edgy relationship
and Olly Dobson between Marty and his
teenage mum – “My mum has the
hots for me!” A blast and a half of highperformance
special effects and a fistful of decent
with ANDY LEA
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 41
★★★ Worth a look
★ Don’t bother
Cert 12A ★★★
Selected cinemas and on Amazon Prime now
According to this feel-good musical,
the most important thing in life is
to be true to one’s self. In the spirit
of that message, I confess to
finding some of the sequences in this
stagey adaptation of the smash West End
show rather painful.
For many, the titular routine will be a
delight. But for me, a tsunami of winces
erupted as a troupe of twentysomething
drama-school graduates in school uniforms
loudly spread rumours about Jamie through
the medium of dance.
Still, those more accustomed to the
ROSE PLAYS JULIE
Cert 15 ★★★★
In cinemas now
over-the-top conventions of the
West End stage (and not
scarred by childhood memories
of Rod Hull’s Pink Windmill
Show) should find plenty here
The film’s greatest asset is its
lead. Age aside, 24-year-old
newcomer Max Harwood is
perfectly cast as gay schoolboy
We meet him on the morning of his 16th
birthday as he’s lugging a bag of newspapers
up the hilly streets of Sheffield while
dreaming of becoming a drag queen.
A plan to release his outrageous alter ego
at his school prom puts him on a collision
course with his homophobic dad (Ralph
Ineson), a rule-bound teacher (Sharon
This sounds like another worthy issue-based family drama but
co-writers and directors Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor toy with
those expectations as their script takes some very unexpected
twists and turns.
Student vet Rose (Ann Skelly) is learning how to euthanise large
animals at her Dublin university. But her mind’s focus isn’t on the
She’s just tracked down her birth mother, a jobbing London-based
actress called Ellen (Orla Brady). After her initial approach is
rebuffed, Rose turns into a stalker, turning up on a film set then
posing as a house buyer so she can root through Ellen’s possessions.
Clearly, something is not right with this troubled young woman.
After finally engineering a meeting with Ellen, she learns the dark
story of her adoption.
In response, Rose takes on the persona of Julie (the name on her
birth certificate) to get dangerously close to her biological father, a
sinister archaeologist named Peter (Aidan Gillen).
Molloy and Lawlor stage this unusual family reunion with
pitch-black comedy and nail-biting suspense.
and voice to
Horgan) and a school bully
Thankfully, his mum (Sarah
Lancashire) is supportive and local
drag clobber seller Hugo Battersby
(Richard E Grant) agrees to act as
The charismatic Harwood has
the moves and the voice to carry
the play’s showstoppers.
But there are quieter, more
reflective songs too and one original
number written and sung by Holly Johnson.
Here the film leaves the feelgood formula
behind to deliver a refreshingly cinematic
montage about the history of gay rights.
The title song is my latest earworm but I
suspect this sequence will be my most
STALKER Ann Skelly as Rose, who sets out to track her birth mother
Cert 12A ★★★
In cinemas now
We know pretty
much where this
true story is
heading from the
footage takes us
to the Great
Depression of the
1930s, as Martin
introduces us to
The Mighty Mites,
football team who
defied the odds.
This is an
triumph in touching true story
underdog sports movie. There will be triumph over
adversity, seemingly insurmountable obstacles and a
Luke Wilson plays saintly PE teacher and war hero
Rusty Russell who uproots his English teacher wife
Juanita (Vinessa Shaw) and two young daughters
from their comfortable life in Texas to the dustbowl
of Fort Worth to take a job in an impoverished school
Determined to motivate his unruly charges, he takes
on far better resourced schools in the high-school
football league. As he has just 12 players, he knows he
and Sheen’s boozy assistant coach will have to rely on
us-versus-them psychology and innovative tactics.
Early successes turn the lads into national celebrities
until rival schools resort to dirty tricks.
It’s predictable but this rousing and unshowy crowdpleaser
proves that the old formula still works.
PARODY Karen Gillan
heads up a brilliant
cast in a terrible film
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If you haven’t seen an action movie since the mid 90s,
prepare to be amazed by this hyper-stylised bloodbath.
Sadly, I suspect every cinemagoer and Sky Cinema
subscriber will recognise at least one of the far better movies
this far-from-explosive film attempts to rip off.
A fatally miscast Karen Gillan plays Sam, a charisma-free
version of Uma Thurman’s Kill Bill assassin who does a Léon
by breaking a contract to protect an innocent young girl
(Chloe Coleman) in a heightened John Wick-style fantasy
world of rule-based organised crime.
After teaming up with her estranged killer mum (Lena
Headey) and her Kingsman-esque secret society of
gun-toting librarians (Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Carla
Gugino), Sam has to fight off a gang of goons sent by a
Russian crime lord (Ralph Ineson) seeking revenge for the
assassination of his son (John Wick again).
Director Navot Papushado’s use of garish neon colours and
consciously artificial sets is more likely to induce headaches
than gasps of admiration.
The dialogue is witless, the heroine is dull and, worst of all,
the fights scenes are unconvincing.
After nearly two hours, we get to the finale – a sub-Zack
Snyder slow-motion gunfight ironically cut to a Dylan cover –
and this shallow spectacle has tipped into self-parody.
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“true or false”
stories Bob Mortimer
has told on BBC One
comedy quiz Would I
Lie To You? and it’s
had over 13 million
views – probably
because it’s one of the funniest things
you could hope to see.
Bob’s exuberantly surreal true
stories of his younger days give the
impression of a popular chap
enjoying mischief and mayhem with
a gang of loyal friends but, as he
explains in his fascinating and often
poignant memoir, Vic Reeves rescued
him from a life of crushing loneliness
when Bob was 25.
His father had died in a car
accident when Bob was seven and,
from that day on, his focus was on
making his beloved mother happy.
His schooldays were dogged by
crippling shyness and his dreams
were shattered as a teen when he was
rejected by Middlesbrough FC.
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His university days were the
loneliest of his life and he
suffered from depression for
This is, of course, no misery
memoir as Bob’s account of
tough times is punctuated
with comic escapades. But he
comes across as such a genial,
humble and good-natured
man that his low self-esteem
seems especially misplaced.
Part two opens in 1988 with
Bob living in a hostel for the
homeless in London, working as a
Legal Aid solicitor and feeling
demoralised by the difficulty of
making a difference to people in need.
Then Alan, an old acquaintance
from Middlesbrough, knocked on
Bob’s door and invited him to watch a
friend performing above a nearby
pub. Bob reluctantly went along
because it was the only social contact
on his horizon.
The show was Vic Reeves’ Big Night
Out. Bob was bowled over. He and Vic
were introduced after the show and
Bob started going to see him perform
regularly, drinking afterwards with
Alan, Vic and their friends. When the
show transferred to a larger venue,
Vic asked Bob to come on stage to
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present him with a cheque. From
there, Bob slowly became more and
more involved in performing and
writing, and the show went from
strength to strength before being
commissioned by Channel 4 in 1990.
Bob ditched the day job and
embraced his new-found rock ’n’ roll
status, hobnobbing with the likes of
Jarvis Cocker and Liam Gallagher.
He invited Groucho Club drinking
buddies to appear on their most
popular show Shooting Stars and
went on to make a series of wellloved
shows with Vic, from Catterick
to House Of Fools. But he happily left
the showbiz life behind after meeting
his partner Lisa and becoming a
father of two.
Open heart surgery in 2015 was
clearly a defining experience but
survival gave Bob a new lease of life.
Filming Gone Fishing with Paul
Whitehouse, now into its fourth
series, helped him find his own voice
in front of the camera.
He ends by pleading with readers to
take “a quiet one” under their wing
and encourage them to shine.
We owe Vic a debt of gratitude for
leading the inimitable Bob Mortimer
into the spotlight.
BY cHARLOTTE HEATHcOTE
Mum’s The Word
When DJ Ashley James found
out she was pregnant, she
vowed not to follow in the
footsteps of other celeb parents
and start a blog or podcast. Yet
when her son Alfie was born six
months ago, she was overwhelmed by the support
she received from fellow parents.
So her new podcast explores what it is like to be
a mum and she has no-holds-barred discussions
In the first episode, Ashley tells influencer Roxie
Nafousi how she never thought of herself as
maternal until she had Alfie, and explains how she
navigated the shift in her identity.
It’s 1944 and in a
three sisters are living under Nazi
Nurse Hélène sees it as her
duty to care for her sisters –
headstrong Elise who has joined
the Resistance and dreamer
Florence who longs for
everything to return to how it
was before the war. But one night
the sisters’ quiet lives are turned
upside down when Allied fighters
knock on their door in dire need
of help and they all find
themselves in deadly peril.
Dinah Jefferies, author of
bestselling The Tea Planter’s
Wife, is a wonderful writer and
her story of wartime bravery is a
joy to read, full of evocative
descriptions of life in rural France.
Ace tennis players
Joy and Stan have been
married for nearly 50 years but,
when Joy vanishes after sending
baffling text messages to her four
children, police suspect the worst.
Even more suspiciously, Stan’s
face is covered in scratches and
he refuses to discuss the blazing
row he had with his wife before
As the Delaney offspring
struggle to make sense of their
parents’ relationship, they wonder
if they really knew them at all.
Moriarty is the bestselling
author of Big Little Lies and Nine
Perfect Strangers which have
both been turned into successful
Not surprisingly, TV rights have
already been snapped up for this
compelling domestic drama.
No Time To Die:
The Official James
After repeated delays due to the
pandemic, the new film in the
James Bond franchise will finally
come to cinemas this month.
And to mark the occasion, this six-part podcast
series takes listeners behind the scenes of one of
the world’s most famous movie series.
Listen in to interviews with Daniel Craig, who
speaks about taking on the role for the fifth time,
and hear from co-stars Rami Malek and Naomie
Harris. Billie Eilish and composer Hans Zimmer also
discuss the new theme song and soundtrack.
Allegra, known to
her friends as
Freckles, works as
a parking warden, poses nude
for money and sometimes sleeps
But she starts to reconsider her
life after she slaps a parking ticket
on a Ferrari and the car’s furious
owner tells her that everyone is
the average of the five people
they spend the most time with.
Apart from her dad, Allegra has
no one she can count on – her
mother left when she was a baby
and her ex-boyfriend has gone off
with her best friend – so she
resolves to find a new set of five
people to share her life with.
Cecelia Ahern never follows the
crowd and her latest novel is a
delight – funny, thought provoking
Hilary Jones is Good
resident doctor so
it’s no surprise that his debut
novel is awash with fascinating
A sweeping historical drama set
during the First World War, it’s the
story of two idealistic teenagers
who join the war effort in 1914 and
eventually fall in love.
Grace, spirited daughter of an
aristocrat, works as a nurse at a
French field hospital while
dockworker’s son Will serves
as a stretcher bearer on the
frontline and has ambitions to
become a doctor.
Squeamish readers might baulk
at graphic descriptions of
childbirth, battlefield surgery
and the brutality of war but this is
an enthralling tale and Jones’
medical expertise never gets in
the way of the action.
BY EMMA LEE-POTTER
It’s The Economy
Ever wondered what the
national debt is and how it
In this new eight-week series,
presenter Nicola Walton
explains complex economic
ideas in just 15 minutes. So, in the time it takes to
have a coffee break, listeners can gain an insight
into how bad inflation can get, or why the gender
pay gap is bad for the economy.
In the first episode, former head of the civil
service Gus O’Donnell explains why a country
having a high GDP doesn’t always mean people are
living well – and how prostitution and illegal drugs
play a role in official calculations.
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They were the world’s biggest
band but Fleetwood Mac were
also a spell-binding soft rock
soap opera. Scandalous affairs
were their trademark, usually
with each other.
Three years ago, Stevie Nicks,
Lindsey’s ex, gave her
bandmates an ultimatum:
“Either he goes or I do”. Or, as
Peggy Mitchell might have put it,
“Get aht of my band!”
The result was Mac-xit.
Lindsey – who wrote Tusk, Big
Love and Go Your Own Way –
It got worse. The guitarist/
singer suffered a major heart
attack, lost his voice and wife
Kristen filed for divorce.
Buckingham says this new
solo album, his first for 10 years,
was mostly written before all
that, which must put him on a
par with Mystic Meg. It’s
prophetic! On The Wrong Side
is sunny, radio-friendly West
Coast power-pop about finding
his path away from the
Fleetwood Mac circus.
The driving Swan Song
channels his frustrations with
the band’s aversion to recording,
asking, “Has the queen [Stevie?]
lost her sight?”
Dreamy but defiant I Don’t
Mind tackles love’s ups and
downs, while infectious opening
track Scream is an honest
celebration of married love,
where joy and pain must
co-exist, he says.
Recorded in Lindsey’s
home studio, these 10 tracks
show he’s lost none of his
songwriting knack. The
melancholy Santa Rosa, inspired
by Kristen trying to move the
family onto a rural horse ranch,
comes with an immense chorus,
as does the addictive toe-tapper
Blind Love is 60s-inspired with
a touch of the Beach Boys and
he covers the plaintive haunting
60s folk classic Time. Ah time,
where does it go?
Lindsey Buckingham is nearly
72, an age when most rockers
are content with churning out
their greatest hits. But this, and
his 2017 album with Christine
McVie, show he’s hit a new
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Back In The City Of Love
Who could be anti these
Vaccines? They’re smart,
inventive and fun: ‘When I
exercise my demons, I just take
them to the gym,’ sings Justin
Young on the title track. The
Londoners foresee a dystopian
future when emotions are
artificially dispensed. Nods to
video games and spaghetti
westerns cement the
danceable indie joy.
The Ronnie Wood
Mr Luck – A Tribute To Jimmy
Woody pays his respects to
Mississippi blues pioneer Jimmy
Reed – a massive influence on
the Rolling Stones – with the
second of his live album trilogy.
It’s pure blues played with
obvious love. The band include
ex-Stone Mick Taylor with guests
Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall
and Paul Weller.
The Black Album
The one with Enter Sandman.
The one that took the one-time
thrash metal band to new
heights, selling 16 million copies
in the States alone. Here, they
opted for simpler songs,
occasional subtlety, and even
soaring harmonies on Nothing
Else Matters. This 30th
anniversary re-release has lost
none of its power. Still
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days! Mine will
get this one, too.
No, I personally
think there’s no need
for any healthy person
below the age of 18 to
have a vaccine.
■It ■ was great to see Greg Davies, left,
back on the BBC in his new Friday
night sitcom, The Cleaner. Davies
plays Paul ‘Wicky’ Wickstead who
cleans up blood from murder scenes
and untimely deaths with hilarious
consequences. Also, the star-quality
supporting cast of Helena Bonham
Carter, David Mitchell and Stephanie Cole bring
plenty of laughs.
Gary Tutton, Welwyn Garden City, Herts
■Endeavour ■ makes a welcome return charting the
story of young Inspector Morse. Shaun Evans is
excellent as the title character and Roger Allam is
equally impressive as his mentor Fred Thursday. It is
1971 now, a new decade with new challenges and social
change, but crime continues and Endeavour must
put aside his personal problems to cope with the cases
that come his way.
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Our thoughts are with his loved ones.
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The BIG QUesTION
Every day we’ll be asking your opinion on
one of Britain’s big talking points. You can
have your say and vote at mirror.co.uk
Covid vaccines could be rolled out to babies
as young as six months old in the US under new
plans from one of the pharmaceutical giants.
Should babies in the
UK be vaccinated
No. No way.
not a fan of this
idea at all.
No. Let’s just see what
the results from the
trials say before we all
jump to conclusions.
Yes. As a baby in 1947, we
were immunised against
lots of things. Are you
saying my parents were
No. I don’t
see why they
To have your say, go to mirror.co.uk
Doors still hang
off the Cabinet
■ So the new Education Secretary
is the multi-millionaire Nadhim
Zahawi. He was the man who once
said poor parents would “actually
prefer” to pay a “modest sum” for
their kids’ school meals.
Does he not realise that some
families cannot even afford to put
a meal on the table at home, so
what chance have they got of
paying £1 or £2 for a school meal?
We need to have ministers in
charge who live in the real world
and understand the struggles that
people go through on a daily basis,
but sadly nothing changes.
I’m afraid this reshuffle is yet
again just Boris giving jobs to his
mates without caring about who
would do the best job.
Carl Martinez, Newcastle
■ Gavin Williamson had to go
from education. It was absolutely
right that he went in the reshuffle.
It should have been done a lot
sooner, but as is always the case
with this government, everything
is done too late.
And it’s no surprise that Boris
Johnson’s mate Michael Gove has
been handed a job at the Ministry
of Housing, Communities and
Scunthorpe, North Lincs
■ How stupid do the Government
think we are? Boris
Johnson decides that now is
the right time to carry out
a big reshuffle.
It just so happens that
the announcements are
made on the day there’s a
vote in the House of
Commons on the £20-aweek
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The BIG IssUe
Boris Johnson has carried out a sweeping
reshuffle of his Cabinet and ministerial
posts – and the long-awaited overhaul of his
top team saw under-fire Education Secretary
Gavin Williamson sacked and replaced with Vaccines
Minister Nadhim Zahawi. Foreign Secretary Dominic
Raab was shunted to the Ministry of Justice and he was
replaced by Liz Truss. You say…..
Credit for six million people! Now
there’s a coincidence.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
■ It beggars belief that Dominic
Raab held on for as long as he did.
But why give him the title of
Deputy Prime Minister?
Raab should have been sacked
after he stayed on holiday while
Kabul fell to the Taliban.
He was living it up on the beach
while we saw awful scenes on the
TV about what was happening in
Afghanistan. Did he not know the
situation there was bad before he
jetted off on his hols?
David Bond, Portsmouth
■ Gaffe-prone Gavin Williamson
was bound to be shown the door
in the reshuffle. The chaos he
caused as Education Secretary can
never be undone.
The education of so many children
was thwarted during lockdown
and his ineptitude caused
misery across the profession.
Philip Jameson, Mansfield, Notts
■ Boris Johnson had to carry out
a reshuffle before we head into the
winter when there is a real threat
that Covid restrictions could be
imposed again. He needs the
public behind him if things get
worse. But is moving around his
cronies really helping matters?
From what I can tell, he hasn’t
really put anyone in charge that
has much public support.
He needed to send out a clear
message that government knows
what it is doing. From where I’m
sitting, it doesn’t look like it.
Paul Grattan, Wolverhampton
■ The reshuffle announced by
Boris Johnson has been done, not
because the ministers were poor at
their respective jobs, but rather to
allow some new faces at the
trough. This country needs
honesty and competency to pull us
out of this Brexit and Covid mess.
But I can’t see that happening with
John Fellows, Blyth
Britney’s Lucky in love
Congratulations to Britney
Spears on her engagement to
partner Sam. It’s lovely to see
her looking so happy and well.
Sam has been a constant in
her life for five years and he
seems to have put a big smile
on her face. Hopefully now that
her dad Jamie has filed to end
the conservatorship controlling
her life and career, she can now
move on and live the life she
wants to live.
You deserve it Britney!
I’m happy for
royals to rule
■ ■ There are still people
talking about abolishing the
Royal Family once the Queen
dies (Your Voice, September
14). I wonder who they would
replace them with? It fills me
with dread to think of a Trump,
Putin or Johnson type.
Many of my friends agree
that William and Kate would
make an excellent couple to
represent this country.
I know several members of
the Royal Family have lost the
public’s respect but we all
have skeletons in the closet.
D Hughesdon, South London
■ ■ I’m glad the British Medical
Association has seen sense
and abandoned a 15-year
opposition to assisted dying.
This is a big step forwards
in allowing doctors to stop the
suffering of those dying and
prolonging methods that only
add to their distress.
I hope the Government will
legislate to make euthanasia
legal, giving medics the
option of facilitating a
patient’s death without fear
of being prosecuted.
Jenny Pain, Chatham, Kent
of the day
Comedian Jason Manford
is looking for inspiration
from his sick bed...
Recovering from a shoulder
operation today, so having a
day in bed. What films/telly
shows are you watching &
recommend? I spent
yesterday watching The
Tomorrow War, The
Imitation Game, Bob’s
Burgers & Married at First
Sight! It was a mixed bag!
■ ■ The complacency displayed
over Covid by nearly all Tory
MPs in choosing not to wear
face masks in Parliament and
at a recent packed Cabinet
meeting is appalling. The
Chair of the BMA recently said
they should “lead by example”.
Their talk of a plan B is like
shutting the stable door after
the horse has bolted. Masks
should never have been made
voluntary on ‘Freedom Day’.
Mark Iles, Newark
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Rhona tries to talk to Marlon, but he’s
fuming after the assault incident with
Brenda – and then a police car arrives.
April talks to the cop about the bullying.
Bob is emotional at having to finally face
his failings as a father. He tries to talk to
Marlon but tensions soon run high.
And Moira tries to convince Matty
that compensation is the way forward,
but Cain isn’t convinced as Chas doesn’t
have the money.
trio left in
HuNGRY FOR A WIN
angry when Phill
drops his car in
ITV, 7.30pm and 8.30pm
Alya is stressed when the food delivery is
late. As Elaine tries to placate the diners,
Alya tries to solve the problem. But things
get worse when a customer points at a
tarantula crawling across a table.
When Phill drops his car off at the
garage, a jealous Tyrone searches it,
hoping to find something to discredit him.
And as the row over Norris’s funeral
escalates, Mary announces she’s stepping
down so Freda can sort out the whole
Ruby is waiting for the results of her
pregnancy test – she checks it and wells
up. Later, Martin confronts her about
why she has been lying
to him. Will Ruby come
clean that she sent
Tiffany takes the
opportunity of being
Dotty in pain
boxing partners with
Dotty to punch her in the
stomach, then a proper
fight breaks out between them.
And Rainie is agitated as she and Stuart
wait for Bernie to go to a scan.
Something is up.
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18 SEPTEMBER 2021
Prepare for sequins, spray tans and salsas
as TESS DALY and CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN
return for the new series of Strictly
All the new shows, soap
news and 7-day listings
More TV and film news
online at mirror.co.uk/tv
FROM the madness of Su
Pollard’s creations to Joe
Swash’s total chaos in the
kitchen and Katie Price nearly
flipping her food on to the ceiling,
this has been a delicious series
of celebrity mishaps.
It’s all got serious now, however, as
only three remain in the grand final,
The opening scenes of this third,
long-awaited season get straight
down to business. It’s a hilarious
montage of sexual encounters, all
set to The Rubinoos’ I Think We’re
This comedy drama has become a
cult hit, beginning with a focus on
teenager Otis (Asa Butterfield), who
is mostly mortified that his mother
Dr Jean Milburn (a glorious Gillian
Anderson) is an extremely candid
The show has now morphed into
more of an ensemble piece, which
so larking about has been replaced
by focus and fancy food.
After a week that has included
elevating the humble pie, impressing
a Chef ’s Table hosted by Tom
Kerridge and putting their all into a
personal dish, the cream of the crop
Joe Swash, Kadeena Cox and
Megan McKenna have knocked out
the competition and are all vying for
the crown. Only one challenge stands
buSTED Otis is
out of the sex
follows the teens at Moordale
Secondary School as they navigate
the transition to adulthood.
The school is still reeling from last
year’s chlamydia outbreak and the
discovery – and shutting down – of
Otis and his friend Maeve’s
on-campus sex clinic.
As a result, another student has
taken it upon himself to run his own
clinic, despite knowing nothing.
Meanwhile, a pregnant Jean must
summon up the courage to tell the
father – plus she has a new sex
manual to promote.
This series is refreshingly frank
in their way. They have two hours
to cook and present a faultless
three-course meal for final judgment
by John Torode and Gregg Wallace.
And all of them have the eye of
“It is time to show everyone I’m the
real deal,” says Megan, while Kadeena
says she’s “ready and focused”.
Joe says he’s going for the treble –
jungle champion, ice skating
champion, MasterChef champion.
THE MORNING SHOW
Jennifer Aniston and Reese
Witherspoon return for season two of
this hit US drama, which tackles
workplace power dynamics.
Picking up after the explosive
events of the season one finale, which
saw the co-anchors on The Morning
Show tell some hard truths about the
toxic, misogynistic culture at the UBA
network as it tries to emerge from the
A flashforward reveals that Bradley
(Witherspoon) is now co-anchor with
NEWS CREW Hasan
Minhaj and Reese
Megan, wearing her lucky socks,
begins work on scallops, duck and a
Joe is making an onion and tomato
tart, coq au vin and a strawberry
Kadeena works on a seafood
starter, with Caribbean goat curry
pies and a choux pastry pud.
But it’s going to all come down
to John and Gregg’s taste buds in
new guy Eric, while Alex (Aniston) is
holed up in a secluded lodge in Maine
writing her memoir.
Most of the action takes place as
the team prepares for the New Year’s
Eve live from Times Square special,
with the network in flux and everyone
gearing up for a promising 2020.
But there is a pandemic around the
corner that will bring the world to a
A stellar co-cast includes Hasan
Minhaj, Billy Crudup, Steve Carell and
Julianna Margulies as a news anchor.
And bad news for binge watchers –
episodes will drop weekly.
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6.00am Breakfast News headlines.
9.15 Morning Live Magazine.
10.00 Crimewatch Live
10.45 Close Calls: On Camera
11.15 Homes Under the Hammer
The development of properties
in Kent, Nottinghamshire and
west London. (R)
12.15pm Bargain Hunt
1.00 BBC News at One; Weather
1.30 Regional News; Weather
1.45 Unbeatable Quiz show.
2.30 The Repair Shop An antique
skeleton clock, a giant teddy
bear and a transistor radio are
restored by the experts.
3.00 Escape to the Country
Ginny Buckley helps a
former army couple find
a new home in Devon. (R)
3.45 Garden Rescue A Pontypridd
couple seek a space in which
they can enjoy the wildlife.
4.30 Antiques Road Trip James
Braxton and Irita Marriott
head to the final auction.
5.15 Pointless Quiz show.
6.00 BBC News at Six; Weather
6.30 Regional News; Weather
6.15am Homes Under the
Hammer The development
of houses in in Derby and
South and West Yorkshire. (R)
7.15 Garden Rescue (R)
8.00 Sign Zone: The House
That £100K Built (R)
9.00 BBC News at 9
10.00 BBC News
12.15pm Politics UK
1.00 Eggheads (R)
1.30 Make Me a Dealer (R)
2.15 The Big Painting Challenge
The artists visit the National
Portrait Gallery. (R)
3.15 The Hairy Bikers’ Bakeation
Si King and Dave Myers seek
out the best baking in Europe,
beginning in Norway. (R)
4.15 Madagascar, Lemurs and
Spies: Natural World (R)
5.15 Flog It! Interesting finds. (R)
6.00 Richard Osman’s House of
Games Kaye Adams, Mark
Chapman, Philip Glenister and
Thanyia Moore compete.
6.30 Take a Hike B&B owner
Colin hosts the last
Devon hike on a trail from
Greenway to Dartmouth.
6.00am Good Morning Britain
9.00 Lorraine Entertainment news.
10.00 This Morning Daily magazine,
featuring a mix of celebrity
chat, showbusiness news,
lifestyle features, topical
discussion, health and
beauty advice and more.
12.30pm Loose Women
Celebrity interviews and
topical debate with the panel.
1.30 ITV News; Weather
1.55 Regional News; Weather
2.00 Judge Rinder Derek is
in court to claim an
outstanding severance fee.
3.00 Tenable A family team takes
on the Tenable Tower. (R)
3.59 Regional Weather
4.00 Tipping Point Quiz show,
hosted by Ben Shephard.
5.00 The Chase Bradley Walsh
presents as Julie, Dhiren,
Emma and Christopher
answer general knowledge
questions and work as a team
to take on one of the Chasers
and secure a cash prize.
6.00 Regional News; Weather
6.30 ITV Evening News; Weather
6.00am Countdown (R)
6.40 Cheers Double bill. (R)
7.40 The King of Queens (R)
9.05 Frasier Triple bill. (R)
10.30 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R)
11.25 Channel 4 News Summary
11.30 Find It, Fix It, Flog It (R)
12.30pm Steph’s Packed Lunch
Steph McGovern presents
the weekday magazine.
2.10 Countdown With Pam
Ayres in Dictionary Corner.
3.00 A Place in the Sun
A couple seek a holiday
home in southern Tenerife.
4.00 The Great House Giveaway
A couple team up with a
stranger to buy a house in
Porthmadog, north Wales. (R)
5.00 Four in a Bed The B&Bers
meet up to air their grievances.
5.30 Come Dine with Me
6.00 The Simpsons With
the guest voice of Sacha
Baron Cohen. (R)
6.30 Hollyoaks The village
residents try to come to terms
with the consequences of
yesterday’s events. (R)
6.00am Milkshake! Children’s TV.
9.15 Jeremy Vine Discussion.
11.15 The Nightmare Neighbour
Next Door Disputes
between people whose
houses border each other. (R)
12.15pm 5 News at Lunchtime
12.20 Traffic Cops (R)
1.15 Home and Away (R)
2.15 FILM Killer in Red (2018, PG)
Personal stylist Kat develops
a connection with new client
Christa, but when her
admiration turns into
obsession, Christa grows
suspicious. Thriller, starring
Tammin Sursok. ★★★
4.00 Bargain Brits in the Sun
Two expats buy the bar
they discovered on their
honeymoon 21 years earlier. (R)
5.00 5 News at 5 Headlines.
5.30 Neighbours Evelyn seems
disinterested in Sheila’s
attempts to make amends. (R)
6.00 Home and Away Mackenzie
learns that Tane and Ziggy’s
relationship has ended. (R)
6.30 5 News Tonight Headlines.
7.00 The One Show Live chat and
topical reports, with Ronan
Keating and Rylan Clark-Neal.
7.30 Question of Sport With
Amy Williams, Leon Osman,
Anna Hopkin and Anton Du
Beke. Light-hearted quiz,
hosted by Paddy McGuinness.
8.00 EastEnders Martin confronts
Ruby to ask why she has
been lying to him, while Dotty
and Tiffany come to blows.
8.30 Would I Lie to You?
With Johnny Vegas, Alex
Jones, Martin Lewis and
Anna Maxwell-Martin. (R)
9.00 Celebrity MasterChef The
three remaining contenders
compete in the final, tasked to
cook and present a threecourse
meal for judgement by
John Torode and Gregg
Wallace. Last in the series.
9.30 The Cleaner Wicky tries
to help a pompous novelist
with two problems – his
grandmother has just died in
his living room and he has
writer’s block. Comedy, written
by and starring Greg Davies,
with guest star David Mitchell.
10.00 BBC News at Ten
10.25 Regional News; Weather
10.35 Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit
A stand-up performance at the
Royal Opera House, Covent
Garden, with the comedian
sharing tales from more than
20 years as an entertainer.
11.35 FILM The Graduate (1967,
12) A naive college graduate
is seduced by a middle-aged
woman, only to fall in love
with her daughter. Comedy
drama, starring Dustin
Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and
Katharine Ross. ★★★★★
1.20am Weather for the Week Ahead
1.25-6.00am BBC News
7.00 MOTDx Football discussion.
7.30 Remarkable Places to Eat
Nisha Katona takes Fred
Sirieix to San Sebastian for a
meal at one of the world’s top
restaurants and to visit a tiny
sports bar to learn the secrets
of the perfect tortilla. (R)
8.30 Gardeners’ World Toby
Buckland gives tips on
maintenance for borders,
and singer-songwriter Billie
Marten shares her passion for
growing vegetables. Adam
Frost reports from his garden
with a seasonal catch-up.
9.30 The North Water Sumner’s
adventure turns into a
nightmare when one of the
crew is murdered and he
can’t escape a feeling that
Henry Drax is the culprit.
Meanwhile, Drax has a daring
opportunity to escape, but
must convince Cavendish to
help him. Mystery, starring
Colin Farrell, Jack O’Connell,
Stephen Graham, Sam Spruell
and Gary Lamont.
10.30 Newsnight The day’s
important national and
international news stories.
Presented by Kirsty Wark.
11.05 Fever Pitch: The Rise of the
Premier League A look at the
title race between Blackburn
Rovers and Manchester
United in the 1994-95 season,
assessing the impact of Eric
Cantona’s ban for attacking a
Crystal Palace supporter. (R)
12.05am FILM Life on the Line (2015,
15) The head of a power line team is
sent in to fix the grid just as a huge
storm hits Texas. Action thriller, starring
John Travolta and Kate Bosworth.
★★★ 1.35 Sign Zone: Dirty Secrets
of the Cigarette Business: Panorama
(R) 2.05-6.35am This Is BBC Two
7.00 Emmerdale Bob is emotional,
and Marlon is furious.
7.30 Coronation Street Alya
experiences a trying day at
work, Tyrone hunts for a way
to discredit Phill, and Max’s
poor performance at school
gives cause for concern.
8.00 Simply Raymond Blanc
The chef shares his love of
new produce from the gardens
and explains why seasonality
is important and why everyone
should embrace it.
8.30 Coronation Street Alya
turns to Zeedan for help.
9.00 Grantchester Will and
Geordie are drawn into the
world of local politics when the
apparent suicide of Councillor
Derek McArthur prompts an
election, but his widow is
convinced he was murdered.
Drama, with Robson Green.
10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather
10.30 Regional News; Weather
10.45 FILM Rocky (1976, 12)
Philadelphia brawler Rocky
Balboa gets a shot at the
world heavyweight title when
current champion Apollo
Creed decides to give an
unknown boxer a chance in
celebration of America’s
drama, starring Sylvester
Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess
Meredith, Burt Young,
Carl Weathers, Joe Spinell
and Joe Frazier. ★★★★
12.50am Home Shopping 3.00 FYI
Extra 3.15 Martin & Roman’s Weekend
Best! Alex Horne, Danny O’Donaghue
and Susan Cookman join Martin and
Roman Kemp for more celebrity chat,
music and comedy, as well as games
and light-hearted challenges. (R)
4.05-6.00am ITV Nightscreen
7.00 Channel 4 News
The latest headlines,
in-depth interviews and
analysis of political
developments and current
affairs. Plus, the day’s leading
sports stories and up-to-theminute
8.00 Kirstie and Phil’s Love
It or List It Kirstie Allsopp
and Phil Spencer meet Carly
and Phil in High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire, who are
unsure whether they should
renovate their current home
or move into another. (R)
9.00 NEW Gogglebox
The armchair critics share their
opinions on s on what they
have been watching. Shows
including Vigil, Ready to
Mingle, Beat the Chasers,
Help, Antiques Roadshow and
Take a Hike are appraised.
10.00 Highlife Docu-ality series
following the lives of
successful British Nigerians
and Ghanaians Toni, Kamille,
Tomi, Chiefer, Bernicia,
Cuppy, Kiddwaya and Irene.
11.05 FILM The Huntsman:
Winter’s War (2016, 12)
Two warriors try to conceal
their forbidden love as they
fight to survive the intentions
of the ice Queen Freya and her
sister Ravenna. Adventure,
starring Chris Hemsworth
and Emily Blunt. ★★★
1.10am Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
USA. Problems at Cafe Kingston
in California. (R) 2.00 Celebrity
Undercover Boss USA. Chef Marcus
Samuelsson goes undercover to find
America’s next great chef. (R) 2.50
Come Dine with Me (R) 5.05-6.00am
Location, Location, Location (R)
7.00 Secret Scotland with
Susan Calman The comedian
traverses the North Coast
500, a 500-mile trip around
the northernmost parts of
Britain. Beginning in Golspie,
Susan travels round the
coast to Dunrobin Castle. (R)
8.00 NEW The Cotswolds
with Pam Ayres The poet
sets off on a journey that takes
in parts of Gloucestershire,
Wiltshire and Worcestershire,
beginning in the village of
9.00 NEW Lighthouses:
Building the Impossible
Rob Bell heads nine miles out
into the English Channel to
discover why building the
world’s first rock lighthouse
was such a monumental
10.00 Greatest Hits of the 80s
The stories behind six songs
from the decade, examining
Careless Whisper, Vienna,
Do You Really Want to
Hurt Me, Smooth Operator,
1999 and Sweet Dreams
(Are Made of This). (R)
11.25 Swayze: The Demons
& the Dance A profile of
the actor, who shot to fame
in 1987 with his lead role in
box-office hit Dirty Dancing
and went on to star in
films including Ghost
and Point Break. (R)
12.50am Entertainment News on 5
1.00 The 21.co.uk Live Casino Show
3.00 Entertainment News on 5 3.05
Secrets of Tutankhamun’s Treasures
(R) 3.55 The Funny Thing About Love
and Sex (R) 4.45 Wildlife SOS (R) 5.10
House Doctor (R) 5.35-5.50am
Thomas & Friends (R)
6.00am Love Bites 6.55 Ellen’s Game
of Games 8.00 Emmerdale 9.00
Coronation Street 10.00 Dress to
Impress 11.00 Love Bites 12.00noon
Emmerdale 1.00 Coronation Street 2.00
Supermarket Sweep 3.00 Dress to
Impress 4.00 Love Bites. Kyle from
Newcastle hopes that his love of good
food will help him pick his perfect date.
5.00 You’ve Been Framed! Unchained!
6.00 Catchphrase Celebrity Special
7.00 Superstore Double bill.
8.00 Bob’s Burgers Double bill.
9.00 Ready to Mingle The partners cause
havoc as they take over for the day, while
a new man arrives in an attempt to break
up the love triangle. Katherine Ryan hosts.
10.00 Family Guy Animated comedy.
11.25 American Dad! Double bill.
12.25am Bob’s Burgers 1.20 Superstore
2.10 The Emily Atack Show 2.45 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World Records 3.15
FYI Extra 3.30-6.00am Teleshopping
6.00am Teleshopping 7.10 Modern Wheels
or Classic Steals 8.00 Ultimate Movers
9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00
American Pickers 12.00noon Top Gear
2.00 Cop Car Workshop 3.00 Top Gear
5.00 Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico
6.00 QI XL Extended edition.
7.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games
With Beattie Edmondson, Amol Rajan,
Gaby Roslin and Hugh Dennis.
7.40 Would I Lie to You? At Christmas
8.20 QI With Jeremy Clarkson, Sandi
Toksvig and Danny Baker.
9.00 QI XL Extended edition. With Chris
Addison, Sara Cox and Sue Perkins.
10.00 Mock the Week Topical comedy.
10.40 Would I Lie to You? Panel show.
11.20 Taskmaster Comedy challenges.
12.20am Have I Got a Bit More News
for You. Satirical quiz. 1.20 Would I Lie to
You? At Christmas 2.00 QI 2.30 Insert
Name Here 3.15 Room 101
6.00am Hollyoaks 7.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA 8.00 Melissa & Joey
9.00 How I Met Your Mother 10.00 The
Big Bang Theory 11.00 The Goldbergs
12.00noon Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.00
The Big Bang Theory. Four episodes.
3.00 Mike & Molly 4.00 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine 4.30 Married at First Sight
UK 5.30 The Big Bang Theory
6.00 The Big Bang Theory Double bill.
7.00 Hollyoaks Sylver is finally home.
7.30 Young Sheldon Sitcom spin-off.
8.00 The Great Celebrity Bake Off
for Stand Up to Cancer Jeremy
Paxman, Joe Wilkinson, Sally Lindsay
and Georgia Toffolo take part.
9.00 FILM Red (2010, 12) Action thriller,
starring Bruce Willis. ★★★
11.10 Naked Attraction
12.15am Naked Attraction 1.20 Gogglebox
2.25 First Dates 3.20 The Big Bang
Theory 3.45 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
4.10-5.00am The Goldbergs
WALES As BBC1 except: 12.15-1.00pm BBC
Wales Today Coronavirus Update 1.30-1.45
BBC Wales Today; Weather 3.00-3.45 Bargain
Hunt 6.30-7.00 BBC Wales Today; Weather
10.25-10.30pm BBC Wales Today; Weather
WALES As BBC2 except: 7.00pm LIVE Match
of the Day Wales: Women’s World Cup Qualifier.
Wales v Kazakhstan (kick-off 7.15pm).
9.20-9.30 Coast 11.05 MOTDx. Football
discussion presented by Jermaine Jenas.
11.35pm-12.05am Question of Sport
MERIDIAN As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm
ITV News Meridian 6.00-6.30 ITV News
Meridian 10.30-10.45pm ITV News Meridian
CENTRAL As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm
ITV News Central 6.00-6.30 ITV News
Central 10.30-10.45pm ITV News Central
ITV WALES As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm
ITV News Cymru Wales; Weather 10.30-
10.45pm ITV News Cymru Wales; Weather
WEST As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV News
West Country; Weather 6.00-6.30 ITV News
West Country. Headlines; Weather 10.30-
10.45pm ITV News West Country; Weather
Variations & S4C
7.00am Olivia Meets Her Match 8.00
Buying and Selling 9.00 LittleBe
12.00noon Unboxed 12.30 The Real
Housewives of Potomac 1.30 The Real
Housewives of Cheshire 2.30 The Only
Way Is Essex 3.10 Million Dollar Listing:
LA 4.05 The Real Housewives of New
Jersey 5.00 The Real Housewives of
New York City. The chaos in Cancun
continues as Luann confronts Dorinda.
6.00 Masters of Flip Dave and Kortney
Wilson fix up a run-down property.
7.00 Buying and Selling Cristal and Scott
need a bigger home, so Drew and
Jonathan put together a plan.
8.00 Dinner Date Amy from London casts
her eye over menus prepared by five
9.00 Botched Double bill.
11.00 Love Island USA
11.55 The Only Way Is Essex
12.45am FYI Extra. Entertainment news.
6.00am Teleshopping 7.25 Doctor Finlay
8.25 The Bill 9.30 Classic Holby City
10.55 Classic Casualty 12.00noon
The Bill 1.00 Classic EastEnders 2.20
Peak Practice 3.20 Bergerac 4.20 Auf
Wiedersehen, Pet 5.15 Birds of a Feather
6.00 Bread Freddie receives his court date.
6.40 ’Allo ’Allo! Classic comedy.
7.20 Last of the Summer Wine
A retired jewel thief regales the village
with a series of fanciful tales.
8.00 Father Brown The priest is
determined to find out why the
body of a young man was taken
from his graveyard. Fifties-set crime
drama based on the stories by GK
Chesterton, starring Mark Williams.
9.00 The Doctor Blake Mysteries The
medic investigates a fire fighter’s death.
10.00 New Tricks Pilot episode of the
crime drama, starring Amanda Redman.
12.00m’t Bad Girls 1.10 Waking the
Dead 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping
Freeview 13 Freeview 18
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.15 A Place in
the Sun 11.05 Escape to the Chateau:
DIY 12.10pm Heir Hunters 1.10 Four in a
Bed. Five episodes. 3.50 Find It, Fix It,
Flog It 5.55 The Secret Life of the Zoo
6.55 Escape to the Chateau: DIY
Erin and JB launch their chateau business
by opening it up to the locals, while May
holds her health and wellbeing retreat.
7.55 Grand Designs Kevin McCloud
revisits Kelly and Masoko Neville, who
built an oak-framed, straw-baled
hexagonal house in 2005, and learns if
they have found the idyllic life they craved.
9.00 24 Hours in A&E Double bill. The
medics treat a doorman who was
stabbed multiple times; the stories of
patients who are facing adversity head-on.
11.05 Emergency Helicopter Medics Two
motorcyclists need specialist care, as the
medics try to save the life of Pete.
12.10am Father Ted 1.15 24 Hours in
A&E 3.25-3.55am Father Ted
ANGLIA As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV
News Anglia 6.00-6.30 ITV News Anglia
10.30-10.45pm ITV News Anglia
WESTCOUNTRY As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm
ITV News West Country; Weather 6.00-6.30
ITV News West Country; Weather 10.30-
10.45pm ITV News West Country; Weather
S4C 6.00am Cyw 11.30 Olobobs 11.35 Guto
Gwningen 11.50 Byd Tad-Cu 12.05pm
Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 12.15 Datganiad
Covid-19 1.00 Garejis 1.30 Bois y Rhondda
2.00 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 2.05
Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd
3.05 Newid Hinsawdd, Newid Byd 4.00 Awr
Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh 6.00 ’Sgota gyda Julian
Lewis Jones. Fishing for large cod. 6.30 Sgwrs
Dan y Lloer 6.57 Newyddion S4C 7.00 Heno.
Magazine. 7.30 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd
8.00 Bwyd Epic Chris 8.25 Adre. With musician
Robat Arwyn. 8.55 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd
9.00 Noson Lawen 2021. Shon Midway hosts
an evening of entertainment with artists from
Pembrokeshire. 10.00 Gwely a Brecwast Maggi
Noggi 10.30-11.35pm Eisteddfod AmGen:
Cwt Cerdd. Huw Foulkes presents the musicals.
7.00pm One-Hit Wonders at
the BBC Compilation of hits
by artists hardly heard from
again, including Peter Sarstedt’s
Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?,
Trio’s smash Da Da Da, and
Move Closer, by Phyllis Nelson.
8.00 TOTP: 1991 With De La Soul,
Beverley Craven and the Shamen.
8.30 TOTP: 1991 With Level 42, Color
Me Badd and Sophie Lawrence.
9.00 The Old Grey Whistle Test
Story Jo Brand narrates a history
of the popular music show.
9.40 The Old Grey Whistle Test: For
One Night Only Veteran presenter
‘Whispering’ Bob Harris celebrates
the long-running BBC music show
with a three-hour special revisiting
some of its finest moments.
12.45am TOTP: 1991 1.15 TOTP:
1991 1.45 One-Hit Wonders at the
BBC 2.45-3.15am Motherland
A ROYAL YEAR
LIKE NO OTHER
SPECIAL HISTORIC ROYAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION
A ROYAL YEAR LIKE NO OTHER
FIRST FOR ROYAL NEWS
‘THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE FOR THE QUEEN HAS BEEN EXTRAORDINARY –
KNOWING HOW MUCH PUBLIC SUPPORT SHE HAS MEANS EVERYTHING TO HER’
6.00am TJC 9.00 Murder, She Wrote
10.00 NCIS 11.55 Entertainment
News on 5 12.00noon Law & Order
6.00 NCIS Triple bill. A petty officer
is killed while competing in a
swimsuit contest, raising fears she
may have fallen victim to a jealous
rival – or a stalker; an officer is found
dead, and though the evidence
initially suggests she committed
suicide as a result of a nervous
breakdown, Ducky suspects foul
play; a murder suspect is killed.
9.00 FILM Jesse Stone: Benefit of
the Doubt (2012, 12) Detective
thriller, starring Tom Selleck. ★★★
10.50 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit Double bill of the crime drama.
12.50am Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit 1.50 Chicago PD
3.25 Criminals: Caught on Camera
3.55 Entertainment News on 5
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6.00am Hollywood in Vienna: A Night at
the Oscars 8.00 Darbar Festival 2017
9.00 Tales of the Unexpected 10.00
Discovering: Gary Oldman 11.00 The
Eighties 12.00noon Muriel Spark by
Ian Rankin 1.00 Tales of the
Unexpected 2.00 Discovering: Bruce
Willis 3.00 Cold War & Cinema
4.00 Otis Redding: Music Icons
4.30 Video Killed the Radio Star
5.00 Tales of the Unexpected
6.00 Discovering: Michelle Pfeiffer
7.00 Isle of Wight Festival 2021
9.00 James at Isle of Wight
10.00 Tom Jones at Isle of Wight
The singer’s set on the main stage.
11.00 Liam Gallagher at Isle of Wight
12.30am Primal Scream at Isle of
Wight. The band’s set. 1.00 Classic
Albums 2.00 Show Me the Picture:
The Story of Jim Marshall 4.00
Thomas Hardy: Fate, Exclusion and
Tragedy 5.00-6.00am The Eighties
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Sky Sports Main Event
6.00am Sky Sports News 7.00 Good Morning
Sports Fans 7.30 Early Kick-Off 8.00 Good
Morning Sports Fans 10.00 The Football Show
10.30 LIVE One-Day International Cricket
Action from Pakistan v New Zealand.
6.30pm Sky Sports News
7.00 LIVE FNF Newcastle United v Leeds United.
10.45 My Icon 11.00 Live: NFL Fantasy
12.00m’t LIVE MLS Inter Miami CF v NY Red Bulls.
2.10 MLS. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goals. 2.15 My
Icon 2.30-6.00am Sky Sports News
Sky Sports Cricket
6.00am T20 Blast 2019 Final 7.00 Women’s
International One-Day Cricket 8.00 Best of the
Women’s World T20 8.50 England Women 9.25
Women’s International One-Day Cricket
10.20 LIVE One-Day International Cricket
Coverage of Pakistan v New Zealand.
6.30pm Best of T20 Blast Finals Day 6.45 Talking
Cricket 7.15 T20 Blast 2019 Final Highlights
8.15 Best of T20 Blast Finals Day 8.30
One-Day International Cricket 9.30 Women’s
International One-Day Cricket 10.30 One-Day
International Cricket 11.30 Women’s
International One-Day Cricket
12.30am Women’s International T20 Cricket
4.30 Talking Cricket 5.00-6.00am
Best of The Women’s World T20
Sky Sports Football
6.00am EFL Greatest Games 6.45 SPFL Greatest
Games 7.00 Football’s Greatest Players 7.30
Football Countdowns 8.00 Football Years 8.30
EFL Greatest Games 9.00 SPFL Greatest
Games 9.30 Football’s Greatest Players 10.00
Football Countdowns 10.30 Football Years
11.00 EFL Play Off Final C’Ship 16/17
12.00noon EFL Greatest Games 12.45 SPFL
Greatest Games 1.00 Football’s Greatest
Players 1.30 Football Countdowns 2.00
Football Years 2.30 EFL Cup Final 12 3.30 EFL
Greatest Games 4.15 SPFL Greatest Games
4.30 Football’s Greatest Players 5.00 MLS
Round-Up Show 5.30 Scottish Premiership
Round-Up 5.45 SPFL Highlights
6.00 Bundesliga Highlights Show 7.00 Bundesliga
Weekly 7.30 EFL Highlights 10.30 Scottish
Premiership Round-Up 10.45 SPFL Highlights
11.00 EFL Greatest Games
12.00m’t LIVE MLS Inter Miami CF v NY Red Bulls.
2.10 MLS 2.15 EFL Highlights 3.00 EFL Cup Final
08 5.45-6.00am One2Eleven
BT Sport 1
6.00am Ligue 1 Show 6.30 Premier League
Match Pack 7.00 WWE Raw Highlights 8.00
WWE NXT Highlights 9.00 ESPN FC 9.30
Inside AFL 10.00 The Aussie Rules Show 10.30
Serie A 11.00 Hero CPL 11.30 Hope United
12.00noon PSA Squash 1.30 Premier League
Match Pack 2.00 MotoGP Rewind 2.15 WWE
NXT 4.00 Inside Serie A 4.30 Ligue 1 Show
5.00 ESPN FC 5.30 Hero CPL 6.00 Gallagher
Premiership Rugby Union 6.30 Scottish Football
7.00 LIVE Gallagher Premiership Rugby Union
Bristol Bears v Saracens (kick-off 7.45pm).
10.00 WWE NXT UK 11.00 WWE NXT Highlights
12.00m’t WWE SmackDown Highlights
1.00 LIVE WWE Friday Night SmackDown
3.00 Premier League Preview 3.30 Scottish
Football Extra 4.00 UFC Fight Camp 4.30 The
Outdoor Sports Show 5.00-6.00am UEFA
Champions League Review
BT Sport 2
8.00am LIVE MotoGP Action from San Marino.
3.15pm MotoGP Rewind 3.30 FIM Speedway
4.30 LIVE FIM Speedway of Nations
8.15 FIM TrialGP World Championship 8.45
MotoGP 9.00 Scottish Football 9.30 UEFA
Champions League Magazine 10.00 UFC Fight
Camp 10.30 UFC Live 11.00 Premier League
Preview 11.30 Premier League Match Pack
12.00m’t LIVE MLB Cincinnati Reds v LA Dodgers.
3.00 MLB’s Best 3.30 UEFA Europa League
Highlights Show 4.30 ESPN Classic Boxing
5.30-6.00am Badminton Unlimited
6.00am Formula E 7.00 Cycling 9.00 Hall of Fame
– Tokyo 2020 10.00 Spotlight 11.30 Cycling
1.30 LIVE Cycling: Tour of Luxembourg Stage four.
3.30 LIVE Cycling: Tour of Slovakia Stage two.
4.30 Cycling 5.30 Olympic Games: The Distance
7.00 Cycling 9.00 GOLFTV 9.30 European Rally
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mirror.co.uk/sport FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 49
1948: Australian Don Bradman played
his last innings on British soil in
Aberdeen, scoring 123 against
1999: Hampshire signed Australian
leg-spinner Shane Warne as their
overseas player in one of the most
lucrative contracts agreed in County
2004: Jaguar announced they would
be pulling out of Formula One at the
end of the season.
2009: England lost by 111 runs to
Australia in the sixth NatWest ODI at
Trent Bridge. Australia took a 6-0 lead
in the seven-match series, but were
denied a whitewash three days later
when England won the final match.
2014: Newcastle winger Jonas
Gutierrez revealed he was having
treatment after being diagnosed with
testicular cancer in his native
Argentina. He made a full recovery.
Back page: 2002
ARSENE WENGER pleaded for
clemency for Thierry Henry after
the Arsenal striker was accused of
elbowing. The France World Cup
winner appeared to swing an elbow
at Charlton’s John Robinson. But
Gunners boss Wenger said his man
should be treated the same way as
England skipper David Beckham,
who escaped punishment after
catching Leeds star Lee Bowyer in
the face. Wenger said: “It would be
unfair if Thierry was charged.”
(81) – former
BILLy BoNDS (75) – former West
Ham captain and manager.
DAmoN HILL (61) – Formula One
world champion in 1996.
KEN DoHERTy (52) – Ireland’s 1997
world snooker champion.
1 In which year
Roddick win the
men’s US Open title?
2 How many NBA titles did Dwyane
Wade win with the Miami Heat?
3 When did show jumping make its
debut as an Olympic event?
A- 1912; B- 1920; C- 1932
4. A standard game of table tennis
ends when one player scores how
5. Marco Silva replaced which
former Chelsea player as Fulham
manager in July?
1 2003; 2 Three;
3 A, 1912; 4 11;
5 Scott Parker.
Ashton is all
also went over
Matty’s a hat-trick hero as wolves fend off Tigers
Castleford 24 Warrington 40
By GareTH WalKer
rugby Lge Correspondent
mATTy ASHToN and Jake
mamo’s first-half blitz proved
just enough on a night of drama.
In a match full of storylines and
sub plots, Castleford-bound Mamo
scored twice and created another
against his future club.
When full-back Ashton, 23,
completed his hat-trick early in the
second half, the visitors led by 32
points and the Tigers’ careers of
coach Daryl Powell and a host of
departing stars looked certain to be
Then Peter Mata’utia, who will
join Powell at the Wolves next
season, scored twice in four minutes,
and by the time Mike Cooper was
sent off with 15 minutes left, the gap
was down to just eight points.
But Warrington somehow
regrouped to see the game out,
ensuring Powell’s eight-year tenure
at Castleford is now at an end.
Retiring skipper Michael Shenton
CRICKET T20 WORLD CUP
KOHLI’S NEW T20 VISION
VIrAT KOHLI is quitting as continue to play alongside
skipper of India’s T20 team leading the Test and one-day
following next month’s World international teams.
Cup in Dubai.
He said: “Understanding
The 32-year-old, who has workload is a very important
scored 3,159 runs at an thing. I feel I need to give
average of 52.65 in T20s, myself space to be fully
captains his country in all ready to lead the team in
three formats, but will Test and ODI Cricket.”
also suffered the cruellest end to his
career when he dislocated a
shoulder at the end of the first half.
At that point the drama that
unfolded was unimaginable.
The game looked over as a contest
inside the opening 32 minutes, by
which time the Tigers trailed 26-0.
the home side got
off to a nightmare
start. He created
the first try for
supporting a Chris
Hill break to score
and added a
Ashton and Mamo
stepped forward again.
When Gareth Widdop’s kick downfield
took a wicked bounce, Ashton
was the first to react and dived under
the posts for his second try.
Then Mamo completed his own
double, swooping on a loose ball
deep inside his own half and
P W D L F A Pts Win%
Catalans D 22 19 0 3 680 386 38 86.36
St Helens 20 16 0 4 534 203 32 80.00
Warrington 21 15 1 5 588 354 31 73.81
Wigan 24 14 0 10 375 377 28 58.33
Hull K R 19 10 0 9 485 422 20 52.63
Leeds 23 12 0 11 520 428 24 52.17
Castleford 23 11 0 12 437 552 22 47.83
Hull 20 8 1 11 397 432 17 42.50
Huddersfield 23 8 0 15 418 492 16 34.78
Wakefield 23 8 0 15 438 536 16 34.78
Salford 21 6 0 15 376 570 12 28.57
Leigh 21 2 0 19 332 828 4 9.52
sprinting down the main stand
touchline to score.
It was 32-0 when Warrington
capitalised on another loose ball,
Robbie Mulhern this time sending
Ashton away for his third.
But then Mata’utia scored his
quick-fire double, and when Josh
sin-binned for a tip
tackle on Jordan
Turner, the Cas
with another home
It was soon 24-32
as Grant Millington
pounced to score in
his final game for the
Tigers, and shortly
was dismissed for a
high shot on Liam Watts.
With 15 minutes still left the
home side were suddenly unlikely
favourites. But a Ratchford penalty
eased Warrington’s nerves before
Connor Wrench sealed the win –
and play-off spots for Leeds and Hull
KR – by touching down.
WOMEN’S CRICKET ENGLAND v NZ, 1ST ODI
GOOD OpeninG KniGHT
ENGLAND Women held their
nerve to win by 30 runs in the
first oDI in Bristol.
Heather Knight’s side
reduced New Zealand to
177-9, chasing 242 to win.
But Amy Satterthwaite,
who was 79 not out, and
Leigh Kasperek put on 34 for the
Leeds v Hull KR 7.45pm
RICHARD AGAR says last
game had no impact on his side’s
build-up to tonight’s clash.
Leeds had to wait for the Tigers’
result before knowing if
they must beat the
But Agar (right)
said: “We’ve been
preparing for a
must-win game against
a good team – no other ifs,
buts or permutations.
“We’ve prepared to take care of
things ourselves regardless of what
happens elsewhere. you can’t rely on
other things going your way.”
Salford v St Helens 7.45pm
KrISTIAN WOOLF has praised
young half-backs Jack Welsby
and Lewis Dodd – as veteran
playmaker Jonny Lomax returns.
Lomax limped out of the home
win over Leigh in late August, but
is set to make his comeback
tonight ahead of the play-offs.
Welsby and Dodd have been
outstanding in his absence and
Woolf said: “Lewis and Jack are a
big part of why we can finish the
back end of the year so strongly.
“It’s one thing knowing what a
young player can do, it’s another
him doing it consistently under
pressure – that’s the impressive
thing with both of those.”
Wakefield v Hull FC 7.45pm
WILLIE PoCHING wants
Wakefield to finish the season on
a high with his own hopes of landing
the coach’s job still up in the air.
Caretaker boss Poching (below)
steered Trinity to four
wins from five before
last weekend’s defeat
The Kiwi said: “I’m
contracted here for
next season as an
assistant and I’m at peace
with whatever happens - I’d support
another head coach.
“The guys are focused on finishing
as strongly as possible - they’re
itching to go out.”
Wigan v Catalans 7.45pm
ADrIAN LAm is playing a game
of chess ahead of Wigan’s
The Warriors will finish fourth
whatever the result tonight and
Lam has shuffled his pack. “It’s all
about moving the chess pieces,”
he explained. “We’ve got to take a
few things into consideration.
“One is our momentum, two is
our confidence, three is a really
strong performance in front of our
home fans and four is to make sure
we get through with minimal risk of
injury, suspension or fatigue. We’re
prioritising what’s important to us.
“Doing that will give us the best
opportunity next week.”
last wicket. Lauren Winfield-Hill
(below) then ran out Kasperek
to give England a 1-0 lead
in the five-match series.
Captain Knight, who hit
89, said: “We’re learning
lots as a side. We’ve got a
lot of experience but also
trying to add to the team.”
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1.30: GLOBAL WISDOM (S De Sousa 3-1)
1; Buoyant (6-4f) 2; Zebelle (10-1) 3. 8 ran. 1½,
4¾. (C Dwyer). Tote: £3.50; £1.40, £1.20, £2.60.
Tote Exacta: £9.10. Tricast: £36.97. Trifecta:
£48.90. CSF: £7.78. NRs: Aristobulus, Wild
2.05: WAJD (W Buick 13-8f) 1; Mizzen You
(14-1) 2; Love Trophy Power (4-1) 3. 8 ran. 1l,
hd. (Patrick Owens). Tote: £2.40; £1.10, £2.90,
£1.60. Tote Exacta: £23.50. Trifecta: £99.80.
2.40: MIGHTY ULYSSES (R Havlin 9-4) 1;
Ingleton (6-5f) 2; Cowboy (28-1) 3. 8 ran. 3¼,
nk. (J & T Gosden). Tote: £3.40; £1.50, £1.10,
£3.30. Tote Exacta: £6.60. Trifecta: £59.70.
3.15: PLEASANT MAN (A Kirby 11-4) 1;
Marshall Plan (100-30) 2; The Trader (6-1)
3. 6 ran. 9-4f Prince Alex. hd, nk. (R Charlton).
Tote: £3.30; £1.90, £1.90. Tote Exacta: £13.70.
Tricast: £47.55. Trifecta: £42.00. CSF: £12.15.
NRs: Ispahan, Whitehaven.
3.50: JASMINE JOY (W Buick 5-2f) 1; Trinity
Girl (25-1) 2; Future (7-2) 3. 8 ran. 2½, ½.
(J Fanshawe). Tote: £3.10; £1.10, £5.80, £1.50.
Tote Exacta: £56.00. Tricast: £218.16. Trifecta:
£262.10. CSF: £64.07. NRs: Summertime Romance,
4.25: FOREST FALCON (W Buick 13-2) 1;
Dubai Souq (7-1) 2; Pied Piper (100-30) 3. 7
ran. 11-10f Mango Boy. 1½, ¾. (M Johnston).
Tote: £6.60; £3.20, £3.10. Tote Exacta: £53.90.
Tricast: £177.36. Trifecta: £193.70. CSF: £49.56.
NRs: The City’s Phantom, Titian.
5.00: NATURAL PATH (T Marquand 7-4f) 1;
Spirited Guest (18-1) 2; Liberated Lady (100-
30) 3. 7 ran. nk, 1¼. (M Bell). Tote: £2.20; £1.40,
£5.50. Tote Exacta: £32.50. Trifecta: £139.70.
Placepot: £45.50. Quadpot: £24.00.
1.50: GORAK (P Hanagan 10-1) 1; Outbreak
(2-7f) 2; Oliver’s Army (12-1) 3. 10 ran.
1¾, 1¼. (R Fahey). Tote: £10.50; £2.40, £1.02,
£2.50. Tote Exacta: £20.20. Trifecta: £96.70.
CSF: £13.88. NRs: Echosmith, Million Thanks,
Pretty Bouquet, Sun Hill.
2.25: NORTHERN EXPRESS (P Mulrennan
14-1) 1; Poet’s Magic (4-1f) 2; Swiss Knight
(25-1) 3. 12 ran. nk, 2l. (M Dods). Tote: £14.90;
£4.30, £1.30, £6.40. Tote Exacta: £101.70.
Tricast: £1420.99. Trifecta: £2191.60. CSF:
£64.75. NR: King’s Pavilion.
3.00: VENTURA RASCAL (K Stott 4-1) 1;
Empirestateofmind (100-30f) 2; Mi Capricho
(11-1) 3. 10 ran. hd, 2½. (K Ryan). Tote: £5.90;
£1.70, £1.30, £2.80. Tote Exacta: £19.50. Tricast:
£137.36. Trifecta: £165.30. CSF: £17.49.
3.35: INVINCIBLY (P Mulrennan 12-1) 1;
Tilsitt (10-1) 2; Mac Ailey (14-1) 3. 10 ran. 3-1f
Eligible. hd, ¾. (K Burke). Tote: £12.20; £3.70,
£3.00, £3.80. Tote Exacta: £113.80. Tricast:
£1746.61. Trifecta: £1526.50. CSF: £125.26.
4.10: BOLLIN MARGARET (D Allan 3-1f) 1;
Alyara (7-2) 2; Ayr Empress (15-2) 3. 8 ran. ns,
½. (T Easterby). Tote: £3.70; £1.40, £1.50, £2.60.
Tote Exacta: £14.00. Tricast: £70.75. Trifecta:
£86.30. CSF: £13.82.
4.45: CHICHESTER (C Rodriguez 6-1) 1;
Platinumcard (7-1) 2; Man Of The Night (11-
2) 3. 12 ran. 3-1f Fairmac. 6½, ½. (K Dalgleish).
Tote: £6.50; £2.60, £2.30, £2.60. Tote Exacta:
£42.00. Tricast: £245.39. Trifecta: £245.40. CSF:
£44.19. NR: First Impression.
5.18: THRILLA IN MANILA (B Robinson 7-1)
1; Sound Of Iona (13-2) 2; Denzil’s Laughing
(20-1) 3. 15 ran. 7-2f Rory. ¾, nk. (P Midgley).
Tote: £6.50; £3.00, £6.00, £1.80. Tote Exacta:
£46.40. Tricast: £904.26. Trifecta: £1155.20.
CSF: £44.77. NR: Tanasoq.
5.50: ECLIPSE DE LUNAR (D Allan 2-1f) 1;
Euro Implosion (11-1) 2; Nakeeta (4-1) 3. 13
ran. ¾, 1¾. (T Easterby). Tote: £2.90; £1.30,
£3.00, £1.70. Tote Exacta: £27.30. Tricast:
£86.43. Trifecta: £88.60. CSF: £25.85. NR: Art
Jackpot: Not won.
Placepot: £178.00. Quadpot: £62.70.
2.15: ESKEN ROSE (T Eaves 14-1) 1; Clarets
Glory (85-40f) 2; Purple Bling (5-2) 3. 9 ran.
1l, 2½. (K Ryan). Tote: £11.30; £2.30, £1.20,
£1.40. Tote Exacta: £54.00. Trifecta: £291.00.
2.50: ACE ROTHSTEIN (D E Hogan 15-8) 1;
Liberation Point (11-8f) 2; Big Kitten (10-1) 3. 6
ran. 1¾, 1½. (M Bell). Tote: £2.70; £1.50, £1.40.
Tote Exacta: £5.80. Trifecta: £26.70. CSF: £4.92.
3.25: GALE FORCE MAYA (G Lee 7-2) 1; Silent
Flame (15-8f) 2; Zim Baby (10-1) 3. 6 ran.
½, nk. (M Dods). Tote: £4.30; £1.80, £1.40. Tote
Exacta: £11.10. Trifecta: £52.90. CSF: £10.33.
NR: Ey Up It’s Maggie.
4.00: FLINT HILL (G Lee 3-1f) 1; The Rutland
Rebel (14-1) 2; Dynali (5-1) 3. 11 ran. 1l,
1¼. (Ruth Jefferson). Tote: £4.10; £1.40, £4.80,
£2.10. Tote Exacta: £50.70. Tricast: £178.60.
Trifecta: £274.80. CSF: £44.16. NRs: Red
Tornado, Soldier On Parade, Tynecastle Park,
Warranty. Warranty| Rule 4 applies to All Bets,
deduct 5p in the pound.
4.35: ENFRANCHISE (F Norton 9-1) 1; Baltic
Coast (11-1) 2; Geminga (6-4f) 3. 7 ran. 1¼,
1¾. (M Johnston). Tote: £8.10; £2.80, £3.60.
Tote Exacta: £55.30. Trifecta: £188.50. CSF:
£83.68. NRs: Abbey Heights, Halic, Madame
Glitters. Madame Glitters| Rule 4 applies to All
Bets, deduct 5p in the pound.
5.10: PERFECT SWISS (P Dennis 3-1) 1;
Ghost Rider (7-2) 2; Tangled (9-4f) 3. 6 ran. ¾,
1¼. (T Easterby). Tote: £2.90; £1.30, £2.10. Tote
Exacta: £8.40. Tricast: £24.32. Trifecta: £24.40.
CSF: £13.19. NRs: Barshaa, Coul Kat, Just
Hiss, Ledham, Natchez Trace.
5.40: MR ORANGE (O McSweeney 3-1) 1;
Singe Anglais (6-5f) 2; Fossos (14-1) 3. 8 ran.
½, 1¾. (P Midgley). Tote: £3.80; £1.40, £1.10,
£3.20. Tote Exacta: £9.60. Tricast: £40.04. Trifecta:
£60.90. CSF: £6.88. NRs: Enderman, Ey
Up Its Mick, Jems Bond.
Placepot: £106.10. Quadpot: £53.00.
4.50: JAZZY PRINCESS (B McHugh 5-1)
1; Lucky Man (3-1f) 2; Mr Ginja Ninja (14-1) 3.
10 ran. hd, 2½. (R Cowell). Tote: £5.40; £2.90,
£1.80, £1.30. Tote Exacta: £22.10. Tricast:
£148.85. Trifecta: £213.70. CSF: £17.59. NRs:
Next Second, Sian Mist. Next Second| Rule 4
applies to All Bets, deduct 10p in the pound.
5.30: HEATH RISE (C Shepherd 2-1f) 1;
Suns Up Guns Up (9-4) 2; Murhib (9-1) 3. 5 ran.
1l, 1l. (D M Simcock). Tote: £2.90; £1.50, £1.20.
Tote Exacta: £3.40. Trifecta: £24.60. CSF: £6.75.
NR: The Tide Turns.
6.00: LA ROCA DEL FUEGO (T Heard 11-
4jt-f) 1; Big Impact (3-1) 2; Brazen Belle (33-1)
3. 12 ran. 11-4jt-f The Tron. 1¾, 1¾. (G Deacon).
Tote: £2.30; £1.10, £3.70, £3.30. Tote Exacta:
£27.40. Tricast: £225.68. Trifecta: £170.10. CSF:
£10.48. NRs: Maid Millie, Plastic Paddy.
6.30: CHOCOYA (James Doyle 11-8f) 1; Top
Breeze (16-1) 2; Huraiz (8-1) 3. 6 ran. ¾, ½. (H
Palmer). Tote: £4.60; £2.00, £4.10. Tote Exacta:
£44.80. Trifecta: £348.80. CSF: £23.64.
7.00: SUNRAY MAJOR (L Dettori 4-6f) 1;
Lord Lovelace (9-4) 2; Great Hunter (12-1) 3.
12 ran. 4l, 2¼. (J & T Gosden). Tote: £15.70;
£4.10, £1.10, £1.40. Tote Exacta: £48.10. Trifecta:
£233.70. CSF: £2.62. NR: Il Pescatore.
7.30: DAANY (Elisha Whittington 40-1) 1;
Boy George (7-2jt-f) 2; Blairlogie (33-1) 3. 14
ran. 7-2jt-f My Lady Claire. 5½, 1l. (A West).
Tote: £6.60; £2.40, £1.10, £8.10. Tote Exacta:
£25.10. Tricast: £4943.78. Trifecta: £425.40.
CSF: £181.69. NRs: Disarming, Jack Bean.
8.00: JENSON BENSON (K Shoemark 15-2)
1; Puffin Island (11-4f) 2; Aiguillette (9-2) 3. 13
ran. nk, 1¾. (S Lycett). Tote: £3.30; £1.30, £2.90,
£2.20. Tote Exacta: £13.90. Tricast: £110.04.
Trifecta: £75.40. CSF: £28.68. NRs: Arlo’s Sunshine,
The Mehmas Touch.
8.30: MEISTERZINGER (C Bennett 33-1)
1; Agent Of Fortune (100-30cof) 2; Flower
Of Thunder (100-30cof) 3. 15 ran. 100-30cof
Headley George. 1¼, hd. (M Usher). Tote:
£7.30; £1.70, £1.30, £2.50. Tote Exacta: £22.20.
Tricast: £495.18. Trifecta: £35.60. CSF: £140.77.
Placepot: £33.40. Quadpot: £15.80.
CENTRAL PARK. - 10.46 Feora Emily 9-2 (3-2-
4, £32.87, TC: £71.86). 11.01 Hollyoak Maryann
6-1 (2-3-5, £40.52, TC: £114.25). 11.16 Glenadda
Lucy 7-4f (DH 2nd 6-5-3, £5.32, TC: £11.55, 6-3-
5, £3.72, TC: £10.00). 11.31 Banter Blade 11-2
(3-6-1, £43.62, TC: £160.18). 11.46 Ballyea Ruby
11-4 (2-3-6, £9.98, TC: £31.21). 12.01 Distant Bolt
11-2 (3-2-1, £17.01, TC: £51.09). 12.16 Yarmouth
Bound 11-4 (1-2-5, £31.51, TC: £0.00). 12.31 Nox
Sensor 3-1 (6-4-2, £26.21, TC: £65.34). 12.46 Killeacle
Ricky 10-11f (6-1-3, £5.87, TC: £14.31). 1.02
Randr Ruby 11-2 (1-2-6, £32.95, TC: £81.55). 1.17
Attaboy Clarence 5-1 (5-6-3, £18.83, TC: £49.93).
1.33 Knockalton Jenny 6-1 (6-2-5, £27.55, TC:
CRAYFORD. - 1.49 Active Judy 6-1 (6-4-2,
£31.43, TC: £109.60). 2.07 Ballinabola Nial 9-4f
(3-5-4, £15.78, TC: £57.81). 2.23 Mays Rekindling
11-4 (3-2-1, £12.47, TC: £0.00). 2.42 Swift Haggle
11-4 (2-6-1, £12.42, TC: £33.79). 3.02 Francesca
Lola 5-1 (1-5-6, £44.50, TC: £95.19). 3.18 Pink
Flamingo 5-2jt (2-3-6, £11.23, TC: £27.94). 3.38
Masontigermac 7-1 (1-3-5, £38.81, TC: £89.44).
3.58 Kinnego Bay 3-1 (1-4-3, £10.93, TC: £35.27).
4.18 Classy Mary Lu 13-8f (5-2-1, £9.20, TC:
£25.83). 4.38 Pukka Anytime 6-1 (1-4-2, £32.34,
TC: £64.03). 4.58 Absolute Dizzy 10-3 (2-6-1,
£15.38, TC: £61.87). 5.18 Topper Mack 11-10f (4-
6-3, £8.89, TC: £22.67). 5.37 Kelva Liz 3-1 (6-5-2,
£21.94, TC: £77.54). 5.54.
NEWCASTLE. - 2.04 A Bit Too Small 2-1f (3-6-1,
£9.72, TC: £29.95). 2.19 Brockville Syd 6-4f (1-3-6,
£12.98, TC: £31.75). 2.36 Alnwick Beauty 10-3 (3-
4-6, £15.98, TC: £31.51). 2.54 Crooks Notorious
11-8f (4-1-3, £13.45, TC: £27.73). 3.09 Dolls Destiny
7-4f (6-4-5, £11.69, TC: £30.73). 3.26 Black
Long Bow 15-8f (3-6-5, £19.18, TC: £40.50). 3.44
Watermill Alice 5-2 (2-1-5, £9.76, TC: £37.87). 4.04
Fast Fit Minor 9-2 (3-4-6, £11.84, TC: £34.55). 4.23
Emers Trixie 15-8jt (6-4-3, £9.94, TC: £32.37). 4.43
Curly Rosie 11-10f (6-4-5, £14.97, TC: £59.34).
5.03 Private Act 11-4jt (1-3-5, £11.50, TC: £30.55).
5.22 King Idol 11-1 (1-2-5, £39.09, TC: £177.07). TODAY’S abc guide to FOUR UK meetings
1.00 AZURE BLUE
1.35 STRAITS OF MOYLE
2.45 WHITE LAVENDER
3.20 BE PROUD
3.55 PRINCE IMPERIAL
1.00 AZURE BLUE
1.35 STRAITS OF MOYLE
2.45 TWEET TWEET
3.20 CALL ME GINGER
3.55 PRINCE IMPERIAL
5.00 RON O
Going: Good to Firm.
Course: Left-handed flat, oval course of 1m
4f, with a 4f run-in. Races up to 6f run on the wide
DRAW: Middle to high numbers are favoured on
the straight course
Top Trainers: J Goldie 50-551 (9.1%), K
Dalgleish 47-548 (8.6%), I Jardine 40-347 (11.5%),
R M Smith 36-359 (10.0%), R Fahey 32-337 (9.5%),
D O’Meara 31-220 (14.1%), M Dods 29-259 (11.2%),
T Easterby 23-181 (12.7%), M Johnston 23-166
(13.9%), K Ryan 20-169 (11.8%).
Top Jockeys: Paul Mulrennan 31-233
(13.3%), Joe Fanning 31-241 (12.9%), Graham Lee
24-171 (14.0%), Ben Curtis 24-165 (14.5%), P J
McDonald 22-145 (15.2%), Paul Hanagan 21-181
(11.6%), Jason Hart 20-153 (13.1%), Patrick Mathers
20-149 (13.4%), Andrew Mullen 18-152 (11.8%).
Trainer Targets (won today’s
race at least twice in last 10 years):
K Dalgleish won the 1.35 in ‘13 and ‘19. R Fahey
won the 1.35 in ‘15 and ‘20. R Fahey won the 3.20
in ‘11 and ‘18.
CHEEKPIECES: 1.35 Final Account*, Ninky Nonk,
3.20 Musicality, Northernpowerhouse, Out The Hat,
True Mason, 4.30 Al Erayg, Little Ted, Merricourt, Royal
Regent, 5.00 En Couleur*, Motarajel, Rhythmic Blues*.
TONGUE STRAPS: 1.35 Ayling, Jkr Cobbler,
2.45 Let’s*, Queen Kahlua*, Russian River, Teresa
Mendoza, 3.20 Flying Pursuit, 3.55 Beechwood
Jude*, 4.30 Al Erayg, Dancin Boy, 5.00 Rhythmic
Blues*. (*=1st time).
Profitable races for Favs: 2.10.
Ayr - Ay
Kempton - Km
Newbury - Nb
Newton Abbot - Ne
Ace Aussie 3.30 Nb
Al Erayg 4.30 Ay
Al Simmo 2.45 Ay
Al Suhail 3.30 Nb
Al Suil Eile
Albasheer 3.30 Nb
Aleezdancer 1.35 Ay
Alramz 3.38 Ne
Alternative Fact 4.35 Nb
Altraif 2.20 Nb
Amelia’s Dance 3.03 Ne
American Star 2.20 Nb
Animist 1.15 Nb
Arc Of Bubbles 4.45 Ne
Are You Able
Arthur’s Realm 4.35 Nb
Aye Aye Charlie 4.13 Ne
Ayling 1.35 Ay
Azure Blue 1.00 Ay
Balzac 3.38 Ne
Bankawi 4.30 Ay
Baradar 3.30 Nb
Bari Breeze 5.15 Ne
Bavardages 4.30 Ay
Be Proud 3.20 Ay
Beechwood Jude 3.55 Ay
Beloved Of All
Beluga Gold 1.00 Ay
Bernardo O’Reilly 3.20 Ay
Best Pal 5.15 Ne
Bimble 2.45 Ay
Bitcoin Ranger 1.00 Ay
Black Anthem 2.28 Ne
Blackberry 2.45 Ay
Blazing Saddles 3.38 Ne
Bolthole 2.55 Nb
Boogie Time 3.20 Ay
Borak 3.38 Ne
Botanist 1.15 Nb
Bringitonboris 5.00 Ay
Cage Of Fear 2.28 Ne
Call Me Ginger 3.20 Ay
Calling The Wind 4.05 Nb
Canonized 2.10 Ay
Casting Vote 4.35 Nb
Catch My Breath
Celestial Star 1.00 Ay
Chookie Dunedin 3.20 Ay
Citron Major 3.20 Ay
Clay Regazzoni 5.00 Ay
Cool Dandy 4.30 Ay
Cotai Class 1.35 Ay
Croupier 2.20 Nb
D’bai 3.30 Nb
Dancin Boy 4.30 Ay
Dandalla 2.45 Ay
Danzan 3.20 Ay
Dark Side Diamond
Dark Swansong 1.15 Nb
Dartington 4.35 Nb
Debbie’s Choice 1.15 Nb
Decoration Of War 4.13 Ne
Deodar 1.15 Nb
Diligent 1.53 Ne
Dream A Little
Easkey Lad 3.38 Ne
Easyrun De Vassy 4.13 Ne
Echosmith 1.00 Ay
Edward Cornelius 2.10 Ay
Eglantine Du Seuil 4.45 Ne
El Maga 1.35 Ay
En Couleur 5.00 Ay
End Result 4.35 Nb
Ernest Rutherford 2.10 Ay
Eternal Halo 2.10 Ay
Every Breakin Wave 1.53 Ne
Everyonelovesagrey 1.15 Nb
Fact Of The Matter 2.28 Ne
Fae The Port 4.30 Ay
Fast Attack 1.45 Nb
Fast Response 2.10 Ay
Favorite Moon 4.05 Nb
Final Account 1.35 Ay
Flamenco De Kerser 3.38
Flat To The Max
Flying Moon 5.00 Ay
Flying Pursuit 3.20 Ay
Flying Secret 1.15 Nb
Forgivable 1.00 Ay
Fortamour 3.20 Ay
Fundamental 3.30 Nb
Gaelic Belle 3.03 Ne
Galahad Threepwood 4.05 Nb
Gellhorn 2.45 Ay
Geocentric 2.10 Ay
Ghathanfar 3.20 Ay
Ginger Du Val 3.03 Ne
Golden Duke 1.35 Ay
Good Bye 3.38 Ne
Green Team 1.00 Ay
Havana Go 5.00 Ay
Haveyoumissedme 3.55 Ay
Heredia 1.45 Nb
Hurry Up Hedley
Ince 3.03 Ne
Invincible Wish 3.38 Ne
Jazz Club 2.20 Nb
Jkr Cobbler 1.35 Ay
Joey Steel 2.28 Ne
John Kirkup 3.20 Ay
Just No Risk 3.38 Ne
Kanzino 1.00 Ay
Kattani 4.35 Nb
Keep Busy 2.45 Ay
Kendelu 4.13 Ne
Kendred Fire 1.35 Ay
Kentucky Kingdom 4.35 Nb
King Of Conquest 2.55 Nb
King Of Tonga 4.30 Ay
Labeebb 4.05 Nb
Lady Ayresome 2.10 Ay
Lady Lade 1.35 Ay
Let Me Be 3.55 Ay
Let’s 2.45 Ay
Lethal Levi 1.35 Ay
Like A Lion 2.20 Nb
Little Jessture 3.03 Ne
Little Ted 4.30 Ay
Locke 1.35 Ay
Loup De Maulde 5.15 Ne
Lucky Deal 3.55 Ay
Lucky Violet 5.00 Ay
Makram 4.05 Nb
Marhaba The Champ 1.00 Ay
Mark’s Choice 3.20 Ay
Master The Stars 4.05 Nb
Matthew Flinders 3.30 Nb
Merricourt 4.30 Ay
Mister Robbo 4.45 Ne
Mitbaahy 2.10 Ay
Motarajel 5.00 Ay
Mums Tipple 3.30 Nb
Musicality 3.20 Ay
Nate The Great 4.05 Nb
Neenee’s Choice 4.35 Nb
Neptunian 1.15 Nb
Never Dark 3.20 Ay
Ninky Nonk 1.35 Ay
Noorban 2.45 Ay
North Of Amazing 5.00 Ay
Nuance 2.20 Nb
On To Victory 4.05 Nb
Operatic 2.45 Ay
Oscars Reign 1.53 Ne
Out The Hat 3.20 Ay
Paradias 2.55 Nb
Pearl Of Qatar 3.20 Ay
Peggy Sioux 2.10 Ay
Percy 3.38 Ne
Pockley 3.20 Ay
Pride Of Hawridge
Pride Of Nepal
Prince Imperial 3.55 Ay
Project Dante 2.10 Ay
Queen Kahlua 2.45 Ay
Rawyaan 2.55 Nb
Remedium 4.35 Nb
Retirement Beckons 4.30
Rhythmic Blues 5.00 Ay
River Nymph 3.30 Nb
Ron O 5.00 Ay
Roque Angel 3.03 Ne
Royal Regent 4.30 Ay
Russian River 2.45 Ay
Ryan’s Party 1.35 Ay
San Pedro 4.35 Nb
Satellite Call 1.15 Nb
Saxon Queen 3.03 Ne
Secret Strength 2.20 Nb
Secretinthepark 3.20 Ay
Sergeant 3.38 Ne
Sextant 4.05 Nb
Shackabooah 4.30 Ay
She’s A Novelty 3.03 Ne
Shimmering Sands 1.00 Ay
Show Me Show Me 3.20 Ay
Silent Escape 3.30 Nb
Silk Romance 1.45 Nb
Sister Raphael 4.45 Ne
Snash 3.30 Nb
Sophiesticate 1.00 Ay
Southfield Lily 1.53 Ne
Sparked 1.15 Nb
St Andrew’s Castle 1.35 Ay
Star Caliber 4.05 Nb
Star From Afarhh 1.45 Nb
Stars In The Night 2.45 Ay
Straits Of Moyle 1.35 Ay
Sun Hill 1.00 Ay
Surrey Gold 4.05 Nb
Symbolize 3.30 Nb
Tahonta 5.00 Ay
Temper Trap 5.00 Ay
Tenaya Canyon 2.45 Ay
Teresa Mendoza 2.45 Ay
Thebannerkingrebel 6.30 Km
Thinque Tank 3.38 Ne
Thornaby Pearl 3.20 Ay
Tilsitt 4.30 Ay
Tomfre 3.30 Nb
True Mason 3.20 Ay
Tweet Tweet 2.45 Ay
Twilight Madness 3.20 Ay
Twilight Prince 5.00 Ay
Twisted Reality 4.05 Nb
Valentino 4.13 Ne
Ventura Express 3.20 Ay
Vertiginous 2.10 Ay
Vintage Clarets 2.10 Ay
Westover 2.55 Nb
Whatsthecraicjack 4.13 Ne
White Lavender 2.45 Ay
Witch Hunter 1.15 Nb
With Thanks 3.30 Nb
Wonder Elmossman 3.30 Nb
Wootton’sun 1.00 Ay
Yeeeaah 1.00 Ay
Zechariah 2.55 Nb
Zoravan 4.30 Ay
1.00 BRITISH STALLION STUDS EBF NOVICE STAKES
(4) (2-Y-O) 7f Winner £7,560 (14 run)
1 (8) Beluga Gold J J Quinn 9-5 (EW)................................................J Hart - -
2 (14) 37 Bitcoin Ranger (14) J J Quinn 9-5.................................... B Robinson 59 GF
3 (9) 0 Echosmith (28) A Keatley 9-5..............................................L Edmunds 62 G
4 (4) 45 Forgivable (35) T Easterby 9-5 (BF) (F).....................................D Allan 77 GF
5 (11) 5 Green Team (78) K Ryan 9-5......................................................S Gray 70 G
6 (5) Kanzino K Burke 9-5....................................................................C Lee - -
7 (7) Marhaba The Champ K Ryan 9-5.........................................T Eaves - -
8 (6) Shimmering Sands M & D Easterby 9-5............................JP Sullivan - -
9 (3) Sun Hill M & D Easterby 9-5..................................... Joanna Mason (3) - -
10 (12) 64 Wootton’sun (31) R Fahey 9-5........................................... P Hanagan 72 GF
11 (10) 567 Yeeeaah (20) M Dods 9-5.......................................................C Beasley 68 GF
12 (1) 32 Azure Blue (30) M Dods 9-0 (SF)..................................... P Mulrennan ●87 GF
13 (2) Celestial Star K Dalgleish 9-0.......................................C Rodriguez - -
14 (13) Sophiesticate J Goldie 9-0...................................................A Mullen - -
BETTING: 7-4 Azure Blue, 5-2 Forgivable, 6 Marhaba The Champ, 8 Kanzino, 12 Wootton’sun,
14 Beluga Gold, 16 Green Team, 20 Celestial Star.
1.35 EBF NURSERY (2) (2-Y-O) 6f
Winner £9,277 (15 run)
1 (12) 411900 Aleezdancer (30) K Ryan 9-7 (D)............................ O McSweeney (7) 92 GS
2 (10) 9421 Locke (10) B Meehan 9-4(6ex) (D) (F).................................... P Mulrennan 87 GF
3 (8) 5110 Lady Lade (30) K Dalgleish 9-3...........................................C Rodriguez 92 GF
4 (15) 140 St Andrew’s Castle (5) I Jardine 9-0 (CD)...........................A Mullen 89 GF
5 (3) 321221 Lethal Levi (20) K Burke 9-0 (D) (SF)..............................P-L Jamin (5) 89 G
6 (2) 25615 Ryan’s Party (16) K Ryan 8-12 (D)............................................T Eaves 89 G
7 (11) 25502 Final Account (16) R Fahey 8-11........................................ P Hanagan 88 G
8 (4) 4520 Cotai Class (29) Phillip Makin 8-8............................................ R Scott ●94 GF
9 (13) 104096 El Maga (9) Phillip Makin 8-8 (D)................................ Joanna Mason (3) 87 G
10 (1) 7812 Kendred Fire (39) J O’Keeffe 8-7 (D).............................. P J McDonald 91 GF
11 (9) 254930 Ninky Nonk (8) K Dalgleish 8-7 (EW).............................................G Lee 88 G
12 (6) 603541 Straits Of Moyle (9) R Fahey 8-7(6ex) (D).......................... B McHugh 93 GF
13 (14) 076314 Golden Duke (19) N Tinkler 8-6 (D).......................... F McManoman (3) 91 GF
14 (5) 32628 Ayling (9) A Keatley 8-5.........................................................L F Roche 92 GF
15 (7) 877 Jkr Cobbler (13) I Jardine 8-0............................................J Gormley 89 GF
BETTING: 9-2 Straits Of Moyle, 5 Lethal Levi, 6 Locke, 7 Kendred Fire, 8 Final Account,
10 Golden Duke, Ryan’s Party, 16 Cotai Class, Ninky Nonk, Lady Lade.
2.10 BRITISH EBF STALLIONS HARRY ROSEBERY STAKES (LISTED)
(1) (2-Y-O) 5f Winner £24,385 (13 run)
1 (6) 122 Edward Cornelius (16) K Dalgleish 9-3 (BF, D).................... J Fanning 96 G
2 (5) 51 Ernest Rutherford (26) M O’Callaghan (IRE) 9-3 (D)..........L F Roche 93 S
3 (3) 8513 Mitbaahy (27) R Varian 9-3 (D) (EW)........................................R Dawson 102 G
4 (12) 130 Project Dante (71) B Smart 9-3 (BF, D) (SF).................................G Lee ●109 G
5 (13) 411368 Vintage Clarets (28) R Fahey 9-3 (CD).............................. P Hanagan 107 G
6 (9) 211344 Canonized (15) W Haggas 8-12 (D)..............................................D Allan 105 G
7 (7) 417 Eternal Halo (27) K Dalgleish 8-12 (D)..............................C Rodriguez 98 G
8 (4) 413141 Fast Response (5) K Burke 8-12 (D)..........................................J Hart 103 G
9 (1) 212 Geocentric (21) G M Lyons (IRE) 8-12 (D) (F).........................G F Carroll 108 FM
10 (10) 51190 Lady Ayresome (48) K Ryan 8-12 (D).........................................S Gray 98 GS
11 (11) 1 Peggy Sioux (16) K Ryan 8-12 (D)..............................................T Eaves 100 G
12 (2) 610 Unfinishedsympathy (15) R Spencer 8-12..........................A Villiers 93 G
13 (8) 25242 Vertiginous (14) B Meehan 8-12 (BF)................................ P Mulrennan 107 GF
BETTING: 7-2 Project Dante, 5 Geocentric, 6 Peggy Sioux, 7 Vintage Clarets, Canonized,
8 Mitbaahy, 10 Ernest Rutherford, 12 Vertiginous.
2.45 ARRAN SCOTTISH SPRINT EBF FILLIES’ STAKES (FILLIES’ AND
MARES’ LISTED) (1) 5f 110yds Winner £30,907 (16 run)
1 (6) 551759 Keep Busy (19) J J Quinn 4 9-3 (CD) (F)........................................J Hart 106 GS
10-1 (8-12) 9th of 12, 9l behind Garrus (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 6f Grp 3 gd in Aug
2 (13) 111212 Al Simmo (9) Steph Hollinshead 4 9-0 (BF, D)....................................C Lee 95 GF
10-3fav (9-0) 2nd of 12, ½l behind Wentworth Falls (9-6) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf
3 (7) -52334 Bimble (33) H Candy 4 9-0 (D)................................................ P Hanagan 100 G
14-1 (9-2) 4th of 12, 8l behind Double Or Bubble (9-2) at Pontefract 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug
4 (14) 651514 Gellhorn (52) S C Williams 4 9-0 (BF, D)....................................M Ghiani 101 G
5-2fav (9-1) 4th of 6, 7l behind Lovely Breeze (8-8) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul
5 (2) -46685 Queen Kahlua (47) S C Williams 4 9-0...................................C Beasley 100 G
33-1 (8-10) 5th of 8, 5l behind Judicial (9-1) at Chester 6f Listed stks (1) gs in Aug
6 (16) 111820 Stars In The Night (30) K Ryan 4 9-0 (D)..............................T Eaves 101 G
20-1 (9-2) 12th of 13, 17l behind Tweet Tweet (9-7) at York 5f fll hcp (2) gd in Aug
7 (9) -59145 Blackberry (9) B Smart 3 8-12 (D)...............................................G Lee 105 G
20-1 (9-5) 5th of 6, 6l behind Khaadem (9-11) at Doncaster 5f listed stks (1) gf
8 (4) 646055 Dandalla (20) K Burke 3 8-12 (D) (EW)...................................... B Curtis 103 G
22-1 (8-9) 5th of 11, 5l behind Tis Marvellous (9-2) at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug
9 (10) 045457 Let’s (22) K J Condon (IRE) 3 8-12 (D)..................................J M Sheridan 110 GY
80-1 (9-2) 7th of 15, 3½l behind Pearls Galore (9-10) at Tipperary 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) in Aug
10 (5) 234233 Noorban (13) (V) D O’Meara 3 8-12 (CD).........................................S Gray 103 G
7-1 (9-5) 3rd of 8, 2¼l behind Mine’s A Double (9-6) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf
11 (8) 430192 Operatic (21) S & E Crisford 3 8-12 (D).............................. P J McDonald 107 G
7-1 (9-7) 2nd of 5, 1¼l behind Cairn Island (9-7) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug
12 (11) -52466 Russian River (58) J P O’Brien (IRE) 3 8-12 (D)......................R Dawson 109 GF
6-1 (9-3) 6th of 13, 3½l behind Wren’s Breath (9-3) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul
13 (3) 751214 Tenaya Canyon (30) E Walker 3 8-12 (BF, D)..................... P Mulrennan 108 G
5-1fav (9-1) 4th of 13, 1¾l behind Tweet Tweet (9-7) at York 5f fll hcp (2) gd in Aug
14 (12) 332734 Teresa Mendoza (40) K J Condon (IRE) 3 8-12 (D)...................W J Lee 114 GF
17-2 (9-2) 4th of 7, 7l behind Gustavus Weston (10-0) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) in Aug
15 (15) 3-1911 Tweet Tweet (30) D Carroll 3 8-12 (D) (SF)................................ H Shaw ●115 G
7-1 (9-7) won at York 5f fll hcp (2) gd in Aug beating Mid Winster (9-3) by 1¼l, 13 ran
16 (1) 14422 White Lavender (22) Joseph G Murphy (IRE) 3 8-12 (D)........G F Carroll 113 GY
12-1 (9-2) 2nd of 15, nk behind Master Matt (9-9) at Tipperary 5f Listed stks (1) in Aug
BETTING: 11-4 Keep Busy, 5 Tweet Tweet, 7 White Lavender, 8 Teresa Mendoza, 10 Russian
River, 12 Operatic, Tenaya Canyon, 14 Dandalla, Let’s.
3.20 VIRGIN BET AYR BRONZE CUP HANDICAP (2) 6f
Winner £15,462 (25 run)
1 (25) 638024 Bernardo O’Reilly (7) R Spencer 7 9-10 (D) (EW)............A Villiers (3) ●96 G
12-1 (8-6) 4th of 12, 2½l behind Able Kane (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd
2 (11) 908394 Musicality (15) R Varian 4 9-9 (D)..........................................R Dawson 92 G
10-1 (9-5) 4th of 11, 2½l behind Strike Red (9-5) at Newcastle 6f hcap (3)
3 (22) 114839 Out The Hat (6) J O’Keeffe 3 9-9 (D)...............................P-L Jamin (5) 90 G
25-1 (9-7) 9th of 12, 12l behind Gabrial The Devil (9-4) at Chester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs
4 (6) 416411 Secretinthepark (20) (V) R Menzies 11 9-9 (D).............. P J McDonald 89 G
7-1 (9-7) won at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Passional (9-0) by ½l, 9 ran
5 (15) 741115 Boogie Time (21) K Burke 3 9-9 (D)........................................... B Curtis 91 G
10-3 (9-5) last of 5, 7l behind Cairn Island (9-7) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug
6 (5) 710012 Show Me Show Me (15) R Fahey 4 9-9.................................P Mathers 92 G
10-1 (9-8) 2nd of 11, 1¼l behind Saluti (9-5) at Newcastle 5f hcap (3)
7 (13) 844233 Danzan (28) (B) T Easterby 6 9-8 (D)............................................D Allan 94 ST
10-3 (9-7) 3rd of 9, ¾l behind Lion Tower (9-9) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug
8 (8) 521385 Be Proud (5) J Goldie 5 9-8 (C)..................................Miss A Waugh (5) 92 GF
16-1 (9-10) 5th of 17, 2l behind Lezardrieux (8-8) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf
9 (7) 224373 Ghathanfar (21) T Waggott 5 9-7 (D)........................................T Eaves 94 G
7-1 (9-0) 3rd of 13, 4l behind Just Frank (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug
10 (16) 435000 Flying Pursuit (21) T Easterby 8 9-7 (CD)..........................D Fentiman 93 G
25-1 (8-9) 10th of 13, 10l behind Just Frank (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug
11 (17) 806104 Citron Major (8) N Tinkler 6 9-7 (D)........................................ R Scott 92 G
6-1 (8-12) 4th of 7, 6l behind Call Me Ginger (8-7) at Doncaster 6f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gf
12 (4) 924311 Call Me Ginger (8) J Goldie 5 9-7 (D) (SF)........................ P Mulrennan 94 G
3-1 (8-7) won at Doncaster 6f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Lord P (8-9) by 2l, 7 ran
13 (3) -97216 John Kirkup (47) (B) M Dods 6 9-6 (CD).................................C Beasley 93 G
11-2 (9-12) 6th of 9, 2¾l behind Ready Freddie Go (9-4) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug
14 (10) 387815 Fortamour (13) B Haslam 5 9-6 (D)...................................... P Hanagan 92 GS
10-3 (8-8) 5th of 7, 4½l behind Popmaster (9-5) at Ascot 6f hcp 105 (2) gf
15 (20) 304407 Northernpowerhouse (21) B Smart 5 9-6 (D).........................G Lee 92 G
16-1 (8-13) 7th of 13, 7l behind Just Frank (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug
16 (23) 256323 Ventura Express (14) P Midgley 4 9-6............................. B Robinson 95 GF
5-2 (8-11) 3rd of 7, 3½l behind King Of Stars (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf
17 (2) 0-1113 Twilight Madness (20) S Hodgson 3 9-4 (BF, D)........................J Hart 93 G
1-1fav (9-5) 3rd of 7, 1½l behind Louie de Palma (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug
18 (21) 450712 Mark’s Choice (17) S England 5 9-3 (C, D) (F)...........................C Hardie 94 G
3-1 (9-12) 2nd of 7, ¾l behind Wade’s Magic (8-5) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug
19 (1) 330163 Never Dark (5) I Jardine 4 9-3................................................A Mullen 90 GF
6-1 (8-11) 3rd of 6, 2¼l behind Glory Fighter (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs
20 (14) 556346 Pearl Of Qatar (31) (H) T Davidson 5 9-1 (CD)......................... P Dennis 92 FM
16-1 (9-9) 6th of 11, 3½l behind Call Me Ginger (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug
21 (18) 935742 Thegreatestshowman (13) (B) A Murphy 5 9-0 (D)......... Doubtful
14-1 (8-6) 2nd of 8, nk behind Mine’s A Double (9-6) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf
22 (12) 632352 Pockley (22) Miss L Perratt 3 9-0 (D)...................................JP Sullivan 94 GF
20-1 (9-3) 2nd of 7, ½l behind Bowman (9-6) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug
23 (24) 404346 Chookie Dunedin (13) K Dalgleish 6 9-0 (CD)....................C Rodriguez 92 GF
14-1 (9-4) 6th of 9, 5l behind Sucellus (9-5) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf
24 (9) 053475 True Mason (34) (H) Phillip Makin 5 8-12 (D)................................S Gray 93 GS
10-1 (9-0) 5th of 16, 2¾l behind Mark’s Choice (9-0) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug
25 (19) 331631 Thornaby Pearl (48) Adrian Nicholls 3 8-11 (D).................... B McHugh 92 G
13-2 (9-3) won at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul beating Mutanaaseq (9-9) by ½l, 8 ran
BETTING: 11-2 Call Me Ginger, 8 Mark’s Choice, 12 Twilight Madness, Ghathanfar,
Secretinthepark, 14 Danzan, Thornaby Pearl, Show Me Show Me, Pockley, Fortamour.
3.55 VIRGIN BET HANDICAP (3) 2m 1f 105yds
Winner £8,100 (5 run)
1 (2) 000324 Lucky Deal (7) (V) M Johnston 6 10-0 (SF)............................. J Fanning 95 ST
2 (4) 491216 Prince Imperial (30) R Hughes 4 9-12 (D)..........................T Heard (5) ●97 G
3 (1) 811218 Let Me Be (54) K Dalgleish 5 9-3 (C).....................................C Rodriguez 95 G
4 (3) 4710-4 Beechwood Jude (24) K Dalgleish 5 9-0.....................................G Lee 96 H
5 (5) 1-5241 Haveyoumissedme (11) I Jardine 3 8-4 (F).............................A Mullen 94 SF
BETTING: 9-4 Lucky Deal, 11-4 Prince Imperial, 7-2 Haveyoumissedme, 4 Let Me Be,
8 Beechwood Jude.
4.30 REMUS UOMO HANDICAP (DIV 1) (5) 1m
Winner £3,132 (14 run)
1 (8) 333212 Tilsitt (1) R M Smith 4 10-1 (D) (F)...................................S B Kirrane (5) 74 SF
2 (5) 439777 Al Erayg (25) T Easterby 8 9-12 (D).............................................D Allan 74 GF
3 (14) 835253 King Of Tonga (7) D O’Meara 5 9-11..........................................D Nolan 75 S
4 (3) 831153 Merricourt (24) I Jardine 5 9-10 (CD)......................................A Mullen 74 SS
5 (4) -60677 Dancin Boy (21) M Dods 5 9-8 (D)...........................................C Beasley 72 G
6 (9) -41324 Fae The Port (117) K Burke 3 9-7..................................................C Lee 76 G
7 (11) 364312 Little Ted (6) T Easterby 4 9-5 (D)....................................... P Hanagan 73 G
8 (2) -54315 Royal Regent (24) R M Smith 9 9-3 (CD)...............................P Mathers 74 S
9 (13) 704942 Bavardages (22) M & D Easterby 4 9-2 (D) (SF).................. P Mulrennan 75 ST
10 (6) 012297 Bankawi (17) M & D Easterby 4 9-2 (D)........................ Joanna Mason (3) 73 G
11 (7) 237160 Shackabooah (31) S Dixon 4 9-0............................................ B Curtis 74 G
12 (1) 639237 Zoravan (31) (V) K Dalgleish 8 8-11 (C, D)..............................C Rodriguez ●77 GF
13 (12) 364324 Retirement Beckons (9) (H) Miss L Perratt 6 8-7 (CD) (EW).....JP Sullivan 74 GS
14 (10) 386463 Cool Dandy (6) K Dalgleish 3 8-3.......................................... J Fanning 67 GS
BETTING: 4 Tilsitt, 13-2 Bavardages, 7 King Of Tonga, 8 Little Ted, 10 Fae The Port,
Merricourt, 12 Royal Regent, Bankawi, Al Erayg.
5.00 REMUS UOMO HANDICAP (DIV 2) (5) 1m
Winner £3,132 (13 run)
1 (9) 548742 Bringitonboris (15) K Dalgleish 4 9-13 (CD)......................... J Fanning 75 G
2 (7) 807573 Tahonta (21) (B) K Ryan 3 9-8.................................... O McSweeney (7) 75 S
3 (6) 272-00 Twilight Prince (70) R Fahey 3 9-8................................... P Hanagan 50 S
4 (4) 416313 Clay Regazzoni (5) (V) K Dalgleish 4 9-8 (D).....................C Rodriguez 75 ST
5 (3) 345405 North Of Amazing (41) K Burke 3 9-6........................................C Lee 75 S
6 (2) 828361 Motarajel (19) T Easterby 4 9-4 (D) (F)...............................D Fentiman 75 ST
7 (11) 095332 Ron O (21) (V) J L Eyre 3 9-2....................................................... B Curtis ●78 S
8 (5) -84171 Temper Trap (16) T Easterby 4 9-2 (SF).....................................D Allan 73 GS
9 (13) 505 Rhythmic Blues (J25) M & D Easterby 3 9-1........... Joanna Mason (3) 68 ST
10 (8) 376-5 En Couleur (150) M & D Easterby 4 9-0 (BF)....................... P Mulrennan 64 ST
11 (10) 154548 Flying Moon (22) R M Smith 5 8-13 (CD)................................P Mathers 76 G
12 (1) 093165 Havana Go (6) I Jardine 6 8-7 (CD) (EW)....................................A Mullen 77 ST
13 (12) 631486 Lucky Violet (24) (H) Miss L Perratt 9 8-7 (CD)..............................G Lee 72 G
BETTING: 4 Temper Trap, 11-2 Bringitonboris, 6 Motarajel, 7 Ron O, 8 Clay Regazzoni,
Tahonta, 10 En Couleur, 12 Havana Go.
Trainer Claire Hitch and jockey Ben Godfrey have a 67 per cent strike
rate when teaming up at Newton Abbot — 2 wins from 3 runners for a
level-stake profit of +£32.00pts. So look out for Every Breakin Wave
STAT OF THE DAY
TRAINERS: C Longsdon 2-4
(50%), P & O Cole 4-9 (44%), J
Snowden 2-5 (40%), P Nicholls
2-5 (40%), E Walker 7-18 (39%),
G Baker 3-8 (38%), J & T Gosden
16-44 (36%), C Appleby 11-31
(35%), C Dwyer 2-6 (33%), A
Wintle 3-10 (30%), P Hobbs 2-7
(29%), C Cox 8-30 (27%), J
Harrington 15-56 (27%).
JOCKEYS: Harry Cobden 3-6
(50%), Liam Harrison 3-7 (43%),
Ben Curtis 6-17 (35%), Gavin
Sheehan 2-6 (33%), Paddy
Brennan 2-6 (33%), James
Doyle 9-31 (29%), Rossa Ryan
10-36 (28%), O M McSweeney 3-11
TOP DOG’S BEST
KINSLEY FANCIES 11.06 Ay Up Brook
(2-3-6) 11.21 Coolanga Storm (5-6-1)
11.36 Sheriffs Rose (2-3-4) 11.51 Jaxleg
Swift (3-6-2) 12.06 Christopper (1-2-6)
12.21 Star Bawn (Nap) (5-1-3) 12.36
Foxrock Julie (1-5-4) 12.51 Easy Ella
(5-2-3) 1.06 Wilbrook Tikka (6-1-4) 1.21
Hillview Heidi (3-4-6) 1.36 Someoneyouloved
(6-3-2) 1.51 Mossie Paws (2-5-3)
NEWCASTLE FANCIES 2.04 Slamannan
Days (6-4-3) 2.19 Dina Dina Bobina
(4-6-3) 2.36 Manx Disco (1-6-4) 2.54 Gartcloss
Dakota (1-5-6) 3.09 Remember Lisa
(1-6-5) 3.26 Darver Elayne (5-2-6) 3.44 Minnies
Baku (1-2-5) 4.04 Avonside Golly (5-6-
4) 4.23 Gartcloss Spence (2-5-1) 4.43 Nitro
June (Nap) (6-1-5) 5.03 Ring Of Fire (1-6-5)
5.22 Quilkearn (3-2-5)
Boy (1-3-4) 11.28 Crusty Freddie (4-6-2)
11.43 Hello Bridie Mai (6-5-2) 11.58 Skimcoat
Finch (4-3-2) 12.13 Ringsend Ruby
(Nap) (6-1-5) 12.28 Ravenswell Rebel (3-4-
5) 12.43 Storys Elaine (5-1-6) 12.58 Superior
Boss (5-1-2) 1.13 Say That Again (6-5-1)
1.28 Ballinulty Blue (4-2-3) 1.44 Bettyville
Blitz (1-6-5) 1.59 Jetts Razl (5-4-6)
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 51
1.45 SILK ROMANCE
2.20 NUANCE (NAP)
2.55 KING OF CONQUEST
3.30 SILENT ESCAPE (NB)
4.05 FAVORITE MOON
4.35 NEENEE’S CHOICE
GoinG: Good to Soft.
Course: Left-handed, oval, mainly flat track of 1m
7f, with a 5f run-in. 5-8f races run on straight course. 7f
64yd and 1m races start on a chute to the round course.
DraW: High numbers have a slight advantage on
the straight course.
Top Trainers: R Hannon 55-472 (11.7%),
J & T Gosden 49-184 (26.6%), W Haggas 40-197
(20.3%), R Charlton 25-158 (15.8%).
Top JoCkeys: James Doyle 41-205 (20.0%),
Oisin Murphy 34-269 (12.6%), William Buick 23-113
(20.4%), Sean Levey 18-143 (12.6%).
profiTaBLe raCes for favs: 1.45.
BRITISH STALLION STUDS EBF MAIDEN STAKES (4)
1.15 (2-Y-O) 6f Winner £6,534 (11 run)
1 (3) ANIMIST J Gallagher 9-5 ................................................... G Buckell (3) - -
2 (4) BOTANIST G Baker 9-5 ........................................................ P Cosgrave - -
3 (5) 42 DARK SWANSONG (24) C Cox 9-5 (BF) (SF)................................ A Kirby 80 GF
4 (10) DEODAR R Beckett 9-5............................................................ R Hornby - -
5 (2) 7 EvERYONELOvESAGREY (13) A West 9-5 .........Elisha Whittington (5) 28 G
6 (8) 264 FLYING SECRET (10) E J-Houghton 9-5 (BF)............................... W Buick ●84 G
7 (7) NEPTUNIAN M Meade 9-5 (EW)........................................... T Marquand - -
8 (11) SATELLITE CALL A Wintle 9-5 ...............................................D Probert - -
9 (9) WITCH HUNTER R Hannon 9-5 (F)......................................... S M Levey - -
10 (1) 66 DEBBIE’S CHOICE (24) J Bridger 9-0 ...................................David Egan 63 GF
11 (6) SPARKED J Boyle 9-0 .........................................................Rossa Ryan - -
BETTING: 7-4 Dark Swansong, 3 Flying Secret, 4 Deodar, 6 Neptunian, 15-2 Witch Hunter.
DUBAI DUTY FREE FULL OF SURPRISES BRITISH EBF FILLIES’
CONDITIONS STAKES (STR) (2) (2-Y-O) 7f Winner £8,504 (4 run)
1 (3) 15 FAST ATTACK (27) S & E Crisford 9-1 (D) (F) ........................James Doyle 97 SS
2 (2) 21 SILK ROMANCE (21) C Appleby 9-1 (D) (SF) ................................ W Buick ●98 G
3 (4) 16 STAR FROM AFARHH (27) A Balding 9-1 (D) ...........................O Murphy 91 G
4 (1) 1 HEREDIA (20) R Hannon 8-12 .................................................. S M Levey 89 GF
BETTING: 5-4 Silk Romance, 3 Fast Attack, 7-2 Star From Afarhh, 5 Heredia.
DUBAI DUTY FREE NURSERY (STR) (3) (2-Y-O) 7f
Winner £5,154 (7 run)
1 (6) 431 NUANCE (47) W Haggas 9-6 (D) (SF)...................................... T Marquand 95 G
2 (5) 7313 JAzz CLUB (8) R Varian 9-6 (Doubtful) ................................. DOUBTFUL
3 (2) 4441 CROUPIER (24) S & E Crisford 9-6 (CD) (F)............................James Doyle 91 GF
4 (1) 4321 ALTRAIF (14) J & T Gosden 9-5 (D)..........................................David Egan 91 G
5 (4) 6219 AMERICAN STAR (28) E Walker 9-4 .......................................O Murphy 89 G
6 (3) 410264 SECRET STRENGTH (14) R Hannon 9-4 ...............................Rossa Ryan 92 G
7 (7) 819 LIKE A LION (40) Muir & Grassick 9-2 (D)................................... M Dwyer 88 S
BETTING: 2 Nuance, 3 Croupier, 10-3 Altraif, 5 American Star, 12 Secret Strength, 14 Like A Lion.
41ST RUNNING OF THE HAYNES, HANSON & CLARK
CONDITIONS STAKES (STR) (2) (2-Y-O) 1m £9,277 (6 run)
1 (1) 1 KING OF CONqUEST (26) C Appleby 9-1 (SF)............................ W Buick 95 G
2 (2) 1 WESTOvER (43) R Beckett 9-1 (D) (F)....................................... R Hornby 90 GS
3 (3) 681 zECHARIAH (57) M Meade 9-1 ............................................. T Marquand ●96 G
4 (6) 1 BOLTHOLE (40) M Bell 8-12 (D) ................................................O Murphy 91 G
5 (5) 2 PARADIAS (26) A King 8-12 ................................................James Doyle 91 G
6 (4) 711 RAWYAAN (31) M Tregoning 8-12 ............................................... D O’Neill 94 G
BETTING: 15-8 King Of Conquest, 11-4 Westover, 5 Zechariah, 6 Bolthole, 8 Rawyaan, 10 Paradias.
DUBAI DUTY FREE CUP STAKES (LISTED) (STR) (1) 7f
Winner £22,684 (15 run)
1 (9) -30361 AL SUHAIL (15) (H) C Appleby 4 9-2 (D) (SF) ................................ W Buick 120 G
2 (3) 2-2192 D’BAI (6) (B) C Appleby 7 9-2 (D) ..........................................James Doyle 121 G
3 (1) -37027 MATTHEW FLINDERS (55) E Walker 4 9-2 ................................A Atzeni 115 G
4 (2) 225484 MUMS TIPPLE (20) R Hannon 4 9-2 (D) ...................................... P Dobbs 115 G
5 (11) 10-014 RIvER NYMPH (111) C Cox 4 9-2 (CD) (EW)................................... A Kirby 118 S
6 (13) -20701 SYMBOLIzE (42) A Balding 4 9-2 (D)........................................D Probert 115 GF
7 (5) 11-229 TOMFRE (92) R Beckett 4 9-2 (D) ............................................. R Hornby 119 GS
8 (7) 10-235 ACE AUSSIE (61) J Harrington (IRE) 3 8-13 (D) ........................David Egan 116 G
9 (6) 126-2 ALBASHEER (24) Owen Burrows 3 8-13 (BF, D) ............................ D O’Neill 113 G
10 (15) 1413-4 BARADAR (63) R Varian 3 8-13 (CD) .......................................Rossa Ryan 114 GS
11 (12) 152527 FUNDAMENTAL (52) J & T Gosden 3 8-13 (D).............................M Harley 114 G
12 (10) 617-1 SNASH (206) C Hills 3 8-13.........................................................N Callan 106 SS
13 (4) 22 WONDER ELMOSSMAN (8) J S Moore 3 8-13 ........................... J F Egan 90 GS
14 (8) 1-121 SILENT ESCAPE (27) S bin Suroor 4 8-11 (D) (F)........................O Murphy 119 G
15 (14) 121-77 WITH THANKS (75) W Haggas 4 8-11 (D)............................... T Marquand ●123 H
BETTING: 4 Al Suhail, 11-2 D’bai, 6 Albasheer, 7 Silent Escape, 10 Baradar, 12 River Nymph.
DUBAI DUTY FREE HANDICAP (2) 1m 4f
Winner £10,800 (12 run)
1 (3) 17-250 ON TO vICTORY (27) A King 7 10-0 (D)....................................... A Kirby 106 S
2 (2) 2-3621 CALLING THE WIND (49) R Hughes 5 9-12 (D) (EW).................... P Dobbs 100 G
3 (8) 18-100 FAvORITE MOON (91) W Haggas 4 9-11 (D) ........................... T Marquand 101 S
4 (7) 3-6583 SExTANT (15) K Dalgleish 6 9-11 (CD).................................. B Garritty (3) 102 GS
5 (5) -52212 MAKRAM (42) R Charlton 4 9-9 (BF) (SF)..............................James Doyle 103 G
6 (9) -23140 NATE THE GREAT (133) A Balding 5 9-6 .....................................J Bryan ●108 ST
7 (10) 631265 MASTER THE STARS (41) E Dunlop 4 9-3 ......................... M Crehan (3) 107 G
8 (12) 3-3533 LABEEBB (56) S & E Crisford 4 9-0 (D) ........................................ W Buick 105 G
9 (1) 113234 GALAHAD THREEPWOOD (132) M Channon 4 8-12 (D)............. R Hornby 105 ST
10 (4) 1-40 TWISTED REALITY (92) R Beckett 3 8-11 ................................O Murphy 98 GS
11 (11) 1-2188 SURREY GOLD (27) H Morrison 3 8-5 (C) ...............................David Egan 104 GS
12 (6) -73223 STAR CALIBER (41) (H) A Balding 3 8-5 (BF) (F)........................D Probert 103 GS
BETTING: 5 Makram, 11-2 Star Caliber, 6 Labeebb, 7 Twisted Reality, 8 Calling The Wind.
CROSSLAND EMPLOYMENT SOLICITORS HANDICAP (4) 1m 2f
1.15 WITCH HUNTER
1.45 SILK ROMANCE
3.30 SILENT ESCAPE (NAP)
4.05 STAR CALIBER
4.35 DARTINGTON (NB)
Trainer TarGeTs (won today’s
race at least twice in last 10 years):
R Hannon won the 1.15 in ‘14, ‘17 and ‘19. R
Hannon won the 2.20 in ‘15, ‘17, ‘18 and ‘19. C
Appleby won the 2.55 in ‘13 and ‘20. R Hannon
won the 3.30 in ‘17 and ‘19. S bin Suroor won
the 3.30 in ‘12 and ‘13. W Haggas won the 3.30
in ‘15 and ‘18.
TonGue sTraps: 3.30 D’bai, 4.05 Favorite
Moon, Labeebb, 4.35 Kattani. (*=1st time).
1sT TiMe HooDs: 4.05 Star Caliber.
Winner £4,347 (10 run)
1 (7) 0-9860 ALTERNATIvE FACT (50) A King 6 9-12 (D)..............................M Harley 87 GS
2 (10) 10/00- SAN PEDRO (J105) P Henderson 4 9-9 ...................................Rossa Ryan - H
3 (4) 0-2111 NEENEE’S CHOICE (15) A Balding 3 9-7 (C, D) (SF)....................O Murphy 88 G
4 (6) 2145-6 CASTING vOTE (15) Christian Williams 4 9-7 (D) ........................... A Kirby 92 GF
5 (5) 374-58 KATTANI (108) M Appleby 5 9-5 ..........................................James Doyle 86 G
6 (3) 21-337 END RESULT (68) D Elsworth 4 9-4 (BF, CD) ..............................D Probert 90 G
7 (9) -53124 ARTHUR’S REALM (28) E Dunlop 3 9-3 .............................. T Marquand 87 GF
8 (2) 5-2238 REMEDIUM (58) R Hannon 3 9-2 ............................................. S M Levey 87 FM
9 (8) -23312 DARTINGTON (8) M Tregoning 4 9-0 (D) (F) ................................ W Buick ●94 G
10 (1) 451617 KENTUCKY KINGDOM (14) H Evans 5 8-13 (D) (EW)................D Costello 89 ST
BETTING: 13-8 Neenee’s Choice, 3 Dartington, 6 Arthur’s Realm, 8 End Result, 12 Remedium.
HAMDAN’S SHADWELL TO DOWNSIZE
BY DAVID YATES
THE colours of the late Sheikh
Hamdan Al Maktoum will be a less
common sight on British
racecourses with a “substantial
number” of his horses bound for
Since Mushref gave Sheikh
Hamdan his first winner in 1980,
his silks – royal blue, white
epaulets, striped cap – have been
associated with some of the
sport’s great names, including
1989 Derby hero Nashwan and
1990 champion sprinter Dayjur.
But speculation has been rife his
Shadwell Estate Company Ltd –
whose latest Group 1 in Europe
came via the William Haggastrained
Baaeed in the Prix du
Moulin at ParisLongchamp 12 days
ago – would undergo a downsizing
after the sheikh’s death last March.
And yesterday “important
changes” were announced,
including the sale this autumn of
horses in training and home-bred
yearlings, with a dispersal of
Sheikh Hamdan’s band of
broodmares to follow.
While Shadwell stressed its
commitment to “focus on quality
and competition at the highest
level”, UK director Chris Kennard
said: “As part of a long-term plan
for Shadwell to operate on a
sustainable footing, a recent
decision has been made to
contract the size of the global
business. This will involve the
imminent sale of a substantial
number of horses, including
yearlings, horses in training and
breeding stock and, in due course,
a reorganisation of each of the
■ WILLIAM BUICK was cut to 2-1
(from 7-2) with Paddy Power for
the 2021 jockeys’ title after a
treble at Yarmouth yesterday.
The Dublin firm eased reigning
champion Oisín Murphy to 1-3.
STEvE CHAPMAN MEMORIAL NOvICES’ HURDLE
(4) 2m 6f Winner £4,084 (4 run)
1 U-3211 EvERY BREAKIN WAvE (29) Claire Hitch 11 11-12 (CD) (F)...B Godfrey (5) ●121 G
2 1-1213 DILIGENT (12) (H) N Hawke 8 10-12 (BF, C) (SF)..................... K Buckley (7) - -
3 945 OSCARS REIGN (61) Alexandra Dunn 4 10-9 ..........................N Scholfield - -
4 0/76- SOUTHFIELD LILY (148) (BH) M Bradstock 5 10-5 .....................J J Burke 96 G
BETTING: 8-11 Every Breakin Wave, 11-8 Diligent, 20 Oscars Reign, 25 Southfield Lily.
MIKE MCHUGH MEMORIAL HANDICAP CHASE (4) 3m 2f
2.28 Winner £3,594 (4 run)
1 4-7343 FACT OF THE MATTER (17) (B) J Snowden 11 12-0 (F) ............ G Sheehan ●118 G
2 P7-P25 BLACK ANTHEM (24) T Lacey 9 11-12 (C) .................................J J Burke 99 G
3 62-545 CAGE OF FEAR (32) Christian Williams 7 11-9 .........................J Tudor (3) 114 GS
4 2P-212 JOEY STEEL (100) Christian Williams 8 10-5 (BF) (SF).............N Scholfield 113 GF
BETTING: 11-8 Joey Steel, 5-2 Fact Of The Matter, 3 Black Anthem, 7 Cage Of Fear.
DEvONDALE ELECTRICAL 40TH ANNIvERSARY MARES’
NOvICES’ HURDLE (4) 2m 1f Winner £4,084 (8 run)
1 65-441 SHE’S A NOvELTY (24) F O’Brien 6 11-5 (D) (SF) ...............L Harrison (5) 113 G
2 92370- AMELIA’S DANCE (198) (H) R Walford 6 10-12 ........................S Sheppard 114 S
3 7-2232 GINGER DU vAL (24) (H) M Rowley 5 10-12 (F)............. Mr B Bromley (7) ●116 G
4 13- LITTLE JESSTURE (F31) Ben Clarke 5 10-12 (CD) (EW).............. B R Jones - -
5 7-55P4 ROqUE ANGEL (24) (H) M Rowley 5 10-12 ..........................A Edwards (3) 86 G
6 GAELIC BELLE (F427) Chris Honour 4 10-10 ..............................D Noonan - -
7 6 INCE (24) F O’Brien 4 10-10 ......................................................P Brennan 82 G
8 90 SAxON qUEEN (16) P Bowen 4 10-10 .........................................J Bowen 45 G
BETTING: 11-10 She’s A Novelty, 3 Ginger Du Val, 6 Amelia’s Dance, 7 Little Jessture, 10 Ince,
25 Roque Angel, 50 Gaelic Belle, Saxon Queen.
PRO-BET STAR CALIBER (4.05 Newbury) 3pts win
TODAY’S FAB 4 TIPS
SHARON CORAL’S 60TH BIRTHDAY BASH
NURSERY (6) (2-Y-O) 7f Winner £2,322 (13 run)
1 (10) 9691 ODISSEO (11) M Botti 9-13(6ex) (D) (SF) ...............................S Cherchi (3) 62 SF
2 (1) 560 STARGAzER LILY (15) A Watson 9-7 (EW)...................................H Doyle 62 ST
3 (8) 9537 STREAK JAzz (37) R Brisland 9-6 .........................................T Ladd (3) 62 SS
4 (11) 0703 BELOvED OF ALL (76) C Dunnett 9-3 .....................................E J Walsh 59 G
5 (13) 80073 MYTHICAL STAR (4) R Hughes 9-2 (BF) ............................... DOUBTFUL
6 (5) 0588 TRAvERS (3) (B) S P C Woods 9-2 ............................................. D Keenan 63 G
7 (6) 8076 HURRY UP HEDLEY (11) (B) W Haggas 9-2 (F) ............................C Fallon 62 SF
8 (7) 8866 PERCEIvABLE (8) (H) J Butler 8-11 ............................................. G Wood 62 G
9 (2) 4094 MILD REFLECTION (37) J Portman 8-11 ............................... DOUBTFUL
10 (9) 889312 THATSTHEFINEST (4) J Butler 8-10 (CD) ..................................L Morris 65 ST
11 (4) 064325 TWISTALINE (8) B Millman 8-10.............................................. R Coakley ●66 GF
12 (3) 0907 HEN HARRIER (17) J Boyle 8-8 ..................................Georgia Dobie (3) 62 SS
13 (12) 8809 HONEYWELL (18) R Harris 8-8 .................................................T Whelan 48 GF
BETTING: 11-4 Odisseo, 7-2 Hurry Up Hedley, 9-2 Thatsthefinest, 8 Twistaline, Streak Jazz.
UNIBET CASINO DEPOSIT 10 GET 40 BONUS NOvICE STAKES
(5) 6f Winner £3,510 (11 run)
1 (7) 897 ALAFDHAL (13) P McEntee 3 9-5 ...............................................L Morris 61 ST
2 (10) 54 BLACKTHIRTYONE (25) A West 3 9-5 .................................... J Haynes 62 ST
3 (2) 23-3 SHOBIz (13) C Hills 3 9-5 (F) .................................................C Shepherd 81 GS
4 (4) 622 THALER (107) Sir M Stoute 3 9-5 (BF) (SF)..............................R Kingscote ●89 ST
5 (8) ARE YOU ABLE P Evans 4 9-2 .............................................. G Downing - -
6 (6) 07/7-0 WINALOTWITHALITTLE (79) J R Jenkins 5 9-2 ................Jimmy quinn 33 ST
7 (3) DARK SIDE DIAMOND C Dwyer 3 9-0 ................T Hammer Hansen (3) - -
8 (1) 7- DREAM A LITTLE (351) E Walker 3 9-0 (EW) ...............................H Doyle 67 GS
9 (11) 22 FROSTED ANGEL (23) Brian O’Rourke 3 9-0 (BF)........................R Havlin 79 G
10 (9) 9-7 HOPE SPRINGS (23) (H) J Boyle 3 9-0 ................................... C Bennett 51 ST
11 (5) TRIDEvI J Fox 3 9-0 ............................................................S Hitchcott - -
BETTING: 11-8 Thaler, 9-4 Shobiz, 7-2 Frosted Angel, 12 Dream A Little, 14 Are You Able.
UNIBET NEW INSTANT ROULETTE HANDICAP (5) 7f
Winner £3,240 (11 run)
1 (11) 4-2276 BLACKCASTLE STORM (87) (B) R Hughes 4 9-11 (D) ............. DOUBTFUL
2 (1) 448075 PHUKET POWER (28) (V) T Dascombe 4 9-10 (CD)................W Carver (3) 72 ST
3 (10) -55855 EMRAAN (41) (V) I Williams 5 9-10 .........................................R Kingscote 77 ST
4 (5) 124080 AL SUIL EILE (37) S A Harris 5 9-9 (CD) ................................... S W Kelly 77 SS
5 (8) 469327 ALLERBY (21) H Candy 3 9-7 (BF) ................................................ G Wood 77 SS
6 (7) 8363 RAJMEISTER (44) (H) Tom Clover 3 9-7 .................................. J Mitchell 76 SS
7 (9) 448751 LIGER KING (19) W Knight 3 9-4 (D) (SF)................................C Shepherd 78 SS
8 (2) 007934 LOS CAMACHOS (16) (B) J Gallagher 6 8-13 (C, D) (EW).. Grace McEntee (5) 77 GF
9 (6) 0-4455 ACTAEA (23) (H) H Main 3 8-13 ....................................................C Fallon 74 SS
10 (4) 5668-1 CAPLA DREAM (122) J Tuite 3 8-13 (F).......................R Clutterbuck (5) 76 GS
11 (3) 8-638 CROCUS (18) E Walker 3 8-12.......................................................H Doyle 74 FM
BETTING: 4 Liger King, 5 Capla Dream, 6 Rajmeister, 7 Allerby, Los Camachos, 8 Crocus.
UNIBET/BREEDERS BACKING RACING EBF NOvICE STAKES (5)
1m 4f Winner £4,050 (10 run)
1 (8) 3-1 RESTITUTION (143) A King 3 9-9 ...............................................C Fallon 73 GF
2 (9) THEBANNERKINGREBEL (J27) J Snowden 8 9-9 ................C Shepherd - -
3 (10) 31 BEHOLDING (16) J & T Gosden 3 9-4 (D) (F).................................R Havlin 83 ST
4 (1) CU CHULAINN B Meehan 3 9-2 (EW) .........................................L Morris - -
5 (5) 96 JOY COAST (59) I Mohammed 3 9-2 ........................................ L Steward 51 ST
6 (4) 2 KING CAPELLA (15) Sir M Stoute 3 9-2 (SF) .........................R Kingscote ●85 GF
7 (6) 62 SCHERBOBALOB (36) A Carroll 3 9-2 ........................................H Doyle 59 G
8 (7) 8 LASSIE (62) (H) J-R Auvray 3 8-11 ..........................................Jane Elliott 37 GF
9 (3) 67 SALONNIERE (22) Matt Crawley 3 8-11 ........................R Clutterbuck (5) 41 ST
10 (2) 9 UNDOMIEL (21) P Webber 3 8-11 ..........................................W Carver (3) - GF
BETTING: 11-10 Beholding, 9-4 King Capella, 5 Restitution, 10 Thebannerkingrebel.
By road, Manton-based Brian Meehan sends LOCKE (1.35),
vERTIGINOUS (2.10) on a 383-mile trip to Ayr.
NEWTONABBOTRACING.COM HANDICAP HURDLE (5) 2m 1f
3.38 Winner £2,723 (12 run)
1 142-34 FLAMENCO DE KERSER (120) (H) Mrs R Ford 6 12-0 (EW).... R McLernon 106 G
2 B17/4- BORAK (147) D Faulkner 9 11-12 .............................................N Scholfield 87 S
3 4-PP6P PERCY (24) (B) M Sheppard 7 11-10 ..........................................S Sheppard 101 G
4 -25240 BLAzING SADDLES (32) J Scott 6 11-9 ................................M Griffiths 109 GS
5 P-6112 EASKEY LAD (61) D Burchell 6 11-3 (F) ....................................B R Jones 107 GF
6 03430- JUST NO RISK (149) S Thomas 5 11-2 ......................... S Twiston-Davies 103 G
7 352-87 GOOD BYE (123) (B) A Jones 6 11-0 .........................................DOUBTFUL
8 9-2516 ALRAMz (65) Mrs S Gardner 5 10-10 (C) ...............................Lucy Gardner 105 S
9 86531- THINqUE TANK (197) C Longsdon 5 10-7 ....................... Paul O’Brien (3) 105 S
10 4P50-1 SERGEANT (17) M Harris 4 10-3 (CD) (SF) ...........................M Bastyan (3) 110 GF
11 -75D89 INvINCIBLE WISH (32) S-J Davies 9 10-0 .......................... W T Kennedy 109 GS
12 P9-753 BALzAC (4) Sheila Lewis 4 10-0 .................................. Sean Houlihan (3) ●113 G
BETTING: 9-4 Sergeant, 11-2 Easkey Lad, 6 Thinque Tank, 8 Balzac, 10 Flamenco De Kerser,
Alramz, 12 Borak, Just No Risk.
UNIBET 3 UNIBOOSTS A DAY (JOCKEY CLUB GRASSROOTS
7.00 STAYERS’ SERIES) HANDICAP (4) 2m Winner £5,400 (8 run)
1 (3) 1/4124 COCHISE (92) Miss S West 5 10-0 ..............................................T Whelan 78 G
2 (4) /097-6 DARKSIDEOFTARNSIDE (28) N Mulholland 7 9-9 ......................R Havlin 57 S
3 (8) 16/8-1 OLYMPIC HONOUR (22) E Williams 5 9-6 (D) (F) ...................... S W Kelly ●79 G
4 (2) 51-356 GOOD SOUL (22) H Palmer 3 9-1 .................................................C Fallon 74 ST
5 (7) -11123 YAGAN (16) Sir M Prescott 3 8-9 (SF)...........................................L Morris 76 ST
6 (1) 534441 EvALUATION (27) Sir M Stoute 3 8-8 (D) ..............................R Kingscote 75 G
7 (6) 548323 DREAMBIRD (15) R Charlton 3 8-8 (EW).......................................H Doyle 77 GF
8 (5) 537323 ARTEMIS SKY (16) M Tregoning 3 8-6 ..................................... C Bennett 74 GF
BETTING: 3 Olympic Honour, 10-3 Yagan, Evaluation, 8 Good Soul, Dreambird, Cochise.
TRY OUR NEW RUNNER BOOST AT UNIBET HANDICAP (6) 1m 3f
Winner £2,322 (14 run)
1 (7) 57-247 FLAT TO THE MAx (24) S Hodgson 6 9-12 .................................R Havlin 70 YS
2 (5) -20754 EAGLESGLEN (36) (B) Tom Clover 4 9-11 (EW)........................... J Mitchell 68 ST
3 (13) 71700/ ISOSCELES (J344) J Flint 5 9-10 .............................................W Cox (3) - SS
4 (8) 810415 LIKE SUGAR (107) K P De Foy 4 9-8 (BF, C) ...............................D Muscutt ●72 ST
5 (1) 0787 ALMUFEED (35) S Curran 4 9-7................................. Grace McEntee (5) 67 GF
6 (6) 3102-8 BUSTED ICE (30) S Dow 6 9-7 ..............................................J Duern (3) 10 G
7 (3) 67-6 RUMI (212) R Charlton 3 9-6 (F)..................................................T Whelan 63 ST
8 (11) 63-366 PROMISES (16) Suzi Best 4 9-6 ..................................................L Morris 65 G
9 (10) 74-062 PRIDE OF NEPAL (32) J Scott 3 9-5 ....................................C Shepherd 67 ST
10 (4) -08253 RUSKIN RED (40) D Coakley 4 9-4 ..............................................C Fallon 69 G
11 (12) 44056 MORANI KALI (48) Martin Smith 3 9-4 .......................... Georgia Lea (7) 69 SS
12 (2) -89144 HY EALES (38) J Spearing 4 9-3 (SF)........................................ S W Kelly 70 G
13 (9) 577562 SAvITAR (23) L Carter 6 9-0 .................................................... J Haynes 71 ST
14 (14) -36508 LHEBAYEB (30) V Dartnall 3 8-10.................................C Hutchinson (5) 69 SS
BETTING: 9-2 Ruskin Red, 6 Like Sugar, 13-2 Pride Of Nepal, 7 Eaglesglen, Savitar, 8 Rumi.
RACINGTv.COM HANDICAP (DIv 1) (6) 1m
Winner £2,322 (14 run)
1 (11) -77095 KALOOR (43) C Banham 5 10-0 (D) ............................................ J Haynes 65 GS
2 (3) 36-967 SAMPHIRE COAST (15) (V) D Shaw 8 9-12 (CD)......................... D Keenan 70 ST
3 (14) -66U40 LATENT HEAT (37) A Carroll 5 9-11 (D) .................................... L Steward 71 S
4 (1) 5-0715 PRIDE OF HAWRIDGE (28) B Millman 3 9-9 (D)...................... R Coakley 72 G
5 (13) 0-8042 PUBLICIST (23) (H) J Tate 3 9-8 (C) (F) ................................... J Mitchell 68 SS
6 (2) 064-6 ARIzONA GOLD (31) P & O Cole 3 9-8 ....................................M Tabti (7) 64 ST
7 (5) 47-907 PROCLAIMER (14) J Camacho 4 9-7 .....................................R Kingscote 68 G
8 (10) 7-79 WON LOvE (53) J Tuite 3 9-7 .....................................................R Havlin 64 ST
9 (12) 333435 UNCLE DICK (17) E J-Houghton 3 9-6 ........................................ C Bishop ●74 G
10 (6) 425307 CARPENTIER (23) Sir M Prescott 3 9-5 ......................................L Morris 73 ST
11 (9) 582417 SHYJACK (24) (V) C Dunnett 6 9-3 (CD).....................................E J Walsh 71 G
12 (4) 967-10 TREBLE CLEF (156) (B) L Carter 6 8-10 (CD) (EW) ...................C Shepherd 70 ST
13 (8) 554292 PEDESTAL (18) D Flood 7 8-8 (SF)...............................................H Doyle 69 GY
14 (7) 753656 STARCHANT (21) J Bridger 5 8-7 ......................................... G Rooke (3) 63 GS
BETTING: 7-2 Publicist, 5 Uncle Dick, 6 Pride Of Hawridge, Pedestal, 8 Proclaimer.
RACINGTv.COM HANDICAP (DIv 2) (6) 1m
RACING PARTNERSHIP TRP CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’
HANDICAP HURDLE (4) 3m 2f 105yds Winner £3,159 (6 run)
1 3-8561 AYE AYE CHARLIE (17) Christian Williams 9 12-1 (CD) (F) ........J Tudor (3) 110 S
2 533211 DECORATION OF WAR (9) M Young 6 12-0 (SF) ................... J Dixon (3) 114 G
3 7-3P22 EASYRUN DE vASSY (11) P Nicholls 7 11-12 (D)..................A Cheleda (6) ●121 G
4 348-00 KENDELU (16) N Hawke 6 10-12 (C)............................................T Buckley 117 S
5 9098/3 WHATSTHECRAICJACK (61) P Hobbs 8 10-5 .................. Sean Houlihan 100 S
6 8U5-2 vALENTINO (77) Miss J Du Plessis 6 10-0 ............................ H Kimber (5) 105 G
BETTING: 6-5 Decoration Of War, 9-4 Aye Aye Charlie, 4 Easyrun De Vassy, 14 Valentino, 20
DEvONDALE ELECTRICAL 40TH ANNIvERSARY NOvICES’
CHASE (3) 3m 2f Winner £7,080 (4 run)
1 -21F21 EGLANTINE DU SEUIL (17) P Nicholls 7 11-5 (C) (SF) ................H Cobden ●149 GF
2 76-2F3 ARC OF BUBBLES (27) Mrs H Nelmes 6 11-2 ................. Paul O’Brien (3) 98 GF
3 31PP/6 MISTER ROBBO (26) D Faulkner 10 11-2 ...............................N Scholfield - -
4 4PP- SISTER RAPHAEL (153) J Flint 5 10-9 (F)...................................C Brace - -
BETTING: 1-20 Eglantine Du Seuil, 14 Arc Of Bubbles, 25 Sister Raphael, 33 Mister Robbo.
SKY SPORTS RACING ON SKY 415 OPEN NH FLAT RACE (5) 2m
1f Winner £1,906 (3 run)
1 4/43 BARI BREEzE (118) M Harris 6 11-0 (SF)...................................P Brennan ●108 GS
2 1 BEST PAL (145) S Drinkwater 4 10-12 ........................... S Twiston-Davies - -
3 3 LOUP DE MAULDE (29) Christian Williams 4 10-12 .................J Tudor (3) 99 G
BETTING: 11-10 Bari Breeze, 7-4 Loup De Maulde, 7-2 Best Pal.
Winner £2,322 (13 run)
1 (4) 332025 DOURADO (16) (V) P Chamings 7 10-0 (C, D) ..................R Clutterbuck (5) 72 G
2 (2) 644333 POET’S EYE (23) K P De Foy 4 9-12 (BF) ............................S Osborne (5) 69 SS
3 (7) 160977 MAKAMBE (13) C Banham 6 9-10 (CD) ....................................... J Haynes 55 ST
4 (13) 1-0446 AL TARMAAH (38) L Carter 4 9-10 .............................................L Jones 71 G
5 (3) 5489 CHIFA (30) E De Giles 4 9-8 .......................................................T Whelan 69 GF
6 (5) 4658 TITANEASY (17) J Bridger 6 9-7 .......................................... G Rooke (3) 65 S
7 (1) 4-5989 APPRECIATE (17) Tom Clover 3 9-7 ......................................... J Mitchell 68 S
8 (6) 985334 NORTHBOUND (21) J Camacho 3 9-6 (F)............................... DOUBTFUL
9 (8) 225155 MABO (22) (B) G Harris 6 9-5 (CD) ...............................................L Morris 64 ST
10 (11) 680494 CATCH MY BREATH (19) J Ryan 5 9-4 (D) (EW) ....................... D Keenan 68 ST
11 (12) 49-684 WHATzUPWITHME (21) M Loughnane 3 9-3 ...............................P Prince 69 G
12 (9) 716452 MOUNTAIN ASH (25) B Millman 3 8-9 (D) (SF).............................H Doyle 69 S
13 (10) 9050/5 LADY GWHINNYvERE (36) J Spearing 7 8-7 .......................Jane Elliott 46 G
BETTING: 3 Poet’s Eye, 7-2 Mountain Ash, 6 Dourado, Mabo, 8 Whatzupwithme.
1.53 EVERY BREAKIN WAVE
2.28 JOEY STEEL
3.03 SHE’S A NOVELTY
4.13 DECORATION OF WAR
4.45 EGLANTINE DU SEUIL
5.15 BARI BREEZE
2.28 BLACK ANTHEM
3.03 SHE’S A NOVELTY
4.13 DECORATION OF WAR
4.45 EGLANTINE DU SEUIL
5.15 BARI BREEZE
GoinG: Good-Good to Firm in places.
Course: Left-handed track of 1m 1f, with 7 easy
fences to a circuit and a short run-in.
Top Trainers: P Nicholls 49-166 (29.5%), F
O’Brien 23-85 (27.1%), P Hobbs 18-116 (15.5%), P
Bowen 12-57 (21.1%), J Scott 11-75 (14.7%).
Top JoCkeys: Harry Cobden 32-158 (20.3%),
Sam Twiston-Davies 25-108 (23.1%), Nick Scholfield
17-121 (14.0%), Paddy Brennan 16-67 (23.9%).
Trainer TarGeTs (won today’s race
at least twice in last 10 years): None.
1sT TiMe BLinkers: 3.38 Percy.
CHeekpieCes: 2.28 Black Anthem, Joey Steel,
3.38 Blazing Saddles*, Borak, Easkey Lad, Sergeant,
4.13 Easyrun De Vassy, Kendelu, Valentino, 4.45 Arc
Of Bubbles, Eglantine Du Seuil, Sister Raphael*.
TonGue sTraps: 1.53 Every Breakin Wave,
2.28 Black Anthem, Fact Of The Matter, 3.03 Ginger
Du Val, Little Jessture*, She’s A Novelty, 3.38 Blazing
Saddles, Borak, Thinque Tank, 4.13 Easyrun De
Vassy, 4.45 Arc Of Bubbles, Eglantine Du Seuil.
1sT run sinCe WinD op: 3.38 Good Bye.
profiTaBLe raCes for favs: 3.03.
4.50 STREAK JAZZ
6.00 LOS CAMACHOS
6.30 KING CAPELLA
6.30 KING CAPELLA
7.00 OLYMPIC HONOUR
7.30 HY EALES
GoinG: Standard to Slow.
Course: Right-handed, all-weather Polytrack.
There are two oval tracks; the outer is 1m2f, inner is
1m (1m2f & 5f races only).
DraW: No advantage.
Top Trainers: J & T Gosden 94-360 (26.1%),
A Watson 53-255 (20.8%), R Charlton 47-269
(17.5%), E Walker 43-289 (14.9%), H Palmer 43-223
(19.3%), M Botti 42-381 (11.0%), A King 40-334
(12.0%), Sir M Stoute 33-200 (16.5%), A Carroll 33-
449 (7.3%), W Haggas 32-196 (16.3%), R Hughes
32-308 (10.4%), W Knight 27-246 (11.0%), J Butler
25-267 (9.4%), C Hills 24-220 (10.9%).
Top JoCkeys: Luke Morris 84-897 (9.4%),
Hollie Doyle 69-523 (13.2%), Robert Havlin 65-402
(16.2%), Richard Kingscote 51-369 (13.8%), Jack
Mitchell 39-319 (12.2%), Callum Shepherd 32-380
(8.4%), Shane W Kelly 31-520 (6.0%), Daniel
Muscutt 29-343 (8.5%), Charles Bishop 20-350
(5.7%), George Wood 18-234 (7.7%), Joey Haynes
12-262 (4.6%), Stefano Cherchi 10-83 (12.0%),
Cieren Fallon 9-128 (7.0%).
Trainer TarGeTs (won today’s race
at least twice in last 10 years): None.
1sT TiMe BLinkers: 4.50 Travers, 6.00
Blackcastle Storm, 8.00 Treble Clef.
CHeekpieCes: 4.50 Hen Harrier*, Mild
Reflection, Thatsthefinest, 5.25 Frosted Angel*, 7.00
Darksideoftarnside, 7.30 Flat To The Max, Isosceles,
Promises*, 8.00 Pride Of Hawridge, Uncle Dick, 8.30
Al Tarmaah*, Catch My Breath, Makambe, Mountain
Ash, Poet’s Eye*.
TonGue sTraps: 4.50 Travers, 5.25
Dream A Little*, Frosted Angel, Thaler, 6.00 Actaea,
Emraan, Liger King, 6.30 Cu Chulainn*, Joy
Coast, Thebannerkingrebel, 7.00 Evaluation, 7.30
Eaglesglen, Flat To The Max, Isosceles, 8.00 Kaloor.
profiTaBLe raCes for favs: 8.00.
(Top in-form jockey with just
one booked ride) Harry Cobden:
EGLANTINE DU SEUIL (4.45
52 DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
rugby union it all kicks off tonight
alex spink’s club-by-club guide to new season
Rugby director: Stuart Hooper
Last 5 seasons (2017-21): 5th, 6,
6, 4 (semi-finals), 7
Stars in: Danny Cipriani
Stars out: Zach Mercer, Henry Thomas, Rhys
Head coach: George Skivington
Last 5 seasons: 9, 7, 3 (s/f), 7, 11
Stars in: Adam Hastings
Stars out: Danny Cipriani, Willi Heinz, Matt
Garvey, Tom Hudson
Head coach: Steve Borthwick
Last 5 seasons: 4 (s/f), 5, 11, 11, 6
Stars in: Freddie Burns (Japan),
Juan Pablo Socino (Saracens)
Stars out: Johnny McPhillips, Tomas
Lavanini, Zack Henry, Ben White
Rugby director: Chris Boyd
Last 5 seasons: 7, 9, 4 (s/f), 8, 5
Stars in: Frank Lomani
(Melbourne, Aus), Juarno Augustus
(Stormers, SA), Chris Cook (Bristol).
Stars out: Francois van Wyk, Owen Franks,
Head coach: Lee Blackett
Last 5 seasons: 1 (r/u), 3 (s/f), 8,
2 (r/u), 8
Stars in: Francois Hougaard
(Worcester), Elliott Stooke (Bath), Ali
Crossdale (Saracens), Nizaam Carr (Bulls,
Priestland, Will Chudley, Jamie Bhatti, Elliott Prediction: 12th Odds: 50-1
Prediction: 5th Odds: 20-1
SA), Vaea Fifita (Hurricanes, NZ)
Stooke, Jack Walker, Ross Batty HARLEQUINS
Prediction: 7th Odds: 25-1.
Stars out: Will Rowlands, Lima Sopoaga,
Prediction: 8th Title odds: 25-1
Senior coach: Tabai Matson
Rugby director: Declan Kidney SALE
Tommy Taylor, Simon McIntyre, Kieran
Last 5 seasons: 6, 10, 5, 6, 4
Last 5 seasons: 1 (promoted), 12
Rugby director: Alex Sanderson
Brookes, Juan De Jongh
Rugby director: Pat Lam
(relegated), 1 (pro), 10, 9
Last 5 seasons: 10, 8, 7, 5, 3 (s/f)
Prediction: 9th Odds: 25-1
Last 5 seasons: 12 (relegated), 1
Stars in: Tommaso Allan
Stars in: Marcel van der Merwe
Players in: Tommy Taylor, Simon WORCESTER
(promoted), 9, 3, 1 (s/f)
Stars in: Tom Whiteley
(Benetton), Huw Jones (Glasgow)
Stars out: Mike Brown, Nathan Earle, Scott
(La Rochelle), Ben White (Leicester), Rory
McIntyre (both Wasps), Nick
Head coach: Jonathan Thomas
Last 5 seasons: 11, 11, 10, 9, 12
Baldwin (Worcester), Ben Tapuai, James Stars out: Waisake Naholo, TJ Ioane, Blair Players out: WillGriff John, Jake Cooper- Stars in: Duhan van der Merwe,
Stars out: Ben Earl, Max Malins, Chris Cook, Lang
Cowan, Tom Homer
Woolley, Valery Morozov
Rory Sutherland (both
Prediction: 6th Odds: 11-1
Prediction: 10th Odds: 125-1
Prediction: 2nd Odds: 7-1
Edinburgh), Scott Baldwin
Prediction: 4th Odds: 5-1
(Harlequins), Owen Williams (below)
PRIZE GUY: Gloucester’s
Jonny May with Prem trophy
Rugby director: Dean
Rugby director: Mark McCall
(Japan), Willi Heinz, Matt
Rugby director: Rob Baxter
Last 5 seasons: 3 (s/f), 2
Garvey (both Gloucester),
Last 5 seasons: 2 (runners-up), 1
Last 5 seasons: 8, 4, 12
(champ), 2 (champ), 12
Christian Judge, Will
(champions), 1 (r/u), 1 (r/u), 1
(rel), 1 (pro), 10
(demoted), 2 (pro)
Chudley (both Bath)
(champ), 2 (r/u)
Stars in: Mike Brown, Nathan Earle Stars in: Ivan van Zyl (Bulls, SA), Ethan Lewis Stars out: Duncan Weir,
Stars in: Josh Iosefa-Scott (Waikato), Sean
Stars out: Tom Arscott, Joel Stars out: Ali Crossdale, Tom Whiteley, Juan Schonert, Cornell Du
Stars out: Tomas Francis, Alex Cuthbert,
Matavesi, Cooper Vuna, John Pablo Socino, Jonathan Kpoku, Michael Preez
Prediction: 3rd Odds: 9-4
Prediction: 11th Odds: 150-1 Prediction: 1st Odds: 9-4
bRisTol v saRaCENs
golf CoUNTDoWN To THE RyDER CUp
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 53
to be back
Sarries star Earl like a ‘kid in a
sweet shop’ ahead of season
By alex Spink
SaracenS come off the
naughty step tonight vowing
to turn the page on a year of
Fined £5.36million and kicked
out of the Premiership for
multiple salary cap breaches,
the Londoners were forced to
win their place back at English
rugby’s top table.
Mark McCall’s squad did so
without complaint and their
reward is a date under the
Bristol lights in this evening’s
A crowd of 20,000 is expected
at Ashton Gate to see how
Saracens 2.0 compare to the
original, which won five
Premiership titles and three
It will be particularly
emotional for Ben Earl, back at
Sarries after being on loan with
Pat Lam’s Bears last season. And
the England international
hinted at what fans can expect
by saying: “We’ve spoken about
starting a new chapter at the
club. If anything it’s better now.
The culture’s stronger, the group
feels tighter than ever.
“That’s not to say there
weren’t tough times, there were
of course. But we’ve come
through that and are massively
energised to be back.
“We’re excited about where
this journey takes us. Absolutely
buzzing. I’ve got that first day at
school feeling. I’m like a kid in a
Earl won the European
Challenge Cup and played in
two Premiership semi-finals
By alex Spink
PAT LAM has demanded Bristol
shrug off their play-off
heartbreak and reach
Bears (right) kick off
the new campaign
during his time with Bristol. But
he insists he feels no divided
“I’ve nothing but good
things to say about
Bristol, the way they
do things, the friends
I made and the city
itself,” he said. “I loved
my time there. But
that chapter for me is
over and it’s all about
repaying the faith
and loyalty Sarries
have shown in me.”
season in top spot
but blew their
title hopes by
coughing up a
28-0 lead to
from losing to
Cornish Pirates to
r e a c h t h e
where they easily
beat Ealing. They did
so with a stronger
team, on paper at least,
than they field today as Lions
quintet Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje,
Elliot Daley, Jamie George and
Mako Vunipola miss out.
But Alex Lozowski, Nick
Isiekwe and Earl are back from
loan spells and the latter likes
the atmosphere he has returned
to. “We’ve such a good bond,”
said Earl. “We can be honest
with each other and push each
other in ways maybe other
tonight, 90 days on from blowing a
28-0 semi-final lead to Harlequins.
It was the first major
setback Lam has
joining the club.
“We’ve got to take the
learning from that semifinal,”
he said. “When I
earl cannot wait to
resume action with
a season out
laM: Sore bearS aiM for final
was asked to come to Bristol, I set a
plan out for five years.
“This year, the fourth year of the
plan, it is to make the final.”
Bristol have lost Ben Earl and Max
Malins, who have returned from
season-long loans to Saracens.
Lions prop Kyle Sinckler and Fiji’s
Semi Radradra are also missing.
than a dreaM The fun image of Fleetwood and Molinari in bed with the trophy
tommy still my
By neil McleMan
insists he won’t be at all
jealous if big pal Tommy
Fleetwood ends up in bed
with the Ryder Cup and a
different partner next
The Moliwood pairing
famously combined to
win all four Paris
matches together in 2018
as Europe romped to
victory. And the enduring
image of the long French
weekend has been the
video of Molinari and
Fleetwood waking up
together with the trophy
after a drunken night of
The Italian became the
first European to win all
five of his matches in
2018 but will be watching
Whistling Straits from his
LA home after failing to
qualify this year.
And the world No.167
said: “I wish I could be
there but it is not going
to be too weird for me. I
wish the European team
all the best and I hope to
see Tommy and the rest
of the lads celebrating at
the end – however they
“Will I mind if he
ends up in bed again?
No! I’m hoping we get
another chance some
time in the future. So pecking order. Tommy is
EXCLUSIVE hopefully it’s not the end going to be fine. He will
of our partnership. It be one of the team
would be great to be leaders, though it didn’t
there together in Rome feel like he was a rookie
last time in Paris.”
“Every bit of the Molinari was the
partnership with him was hottest player on the
just brilliant. When you’re planet in 2018 as he won
winning matches, you his first PGA Tour title
have fun. I will make sure (the Quicken Loans
I phone him every night National in Washington
to keep in the right frame DC) by eight shots and
then the Open at
Captain Padraig Carnoustie before his
Harrington has the task Ryder Cup heroics.
of finding Fleetwood a But the former world
new partner in Wisconsin. No.5 has never been the
“Tommy has the same player since losing
advantage of being a the final-round lead at
player with no
the 2019 Masters.
weaknesses so you can And moving his family
pair him up pretty much from London to Los
with anyone,” said Angeles just before the
Molinari (celebrating with pandemic, coupled with a
Fleetwood, below). back injury which saw
“Sometimes it’s a him miss the Olympics,
double-edged sword has seen him slowly slide
because you end up down the rankings.
filling the gaps when “It’s been really
you’re like that, so difficult for me because
hopefully they think he’s it’s been a big jump
a big-enough player now backwards for various
to be at the top of the reasons,” said the Turin-
“It’s been the toughest
stretch in my career in
terms of injuries and just
not being as consistent
as I was. But that’s golf,
that’s life. There are
hopefully, I can find a
way to get out of it.”
koepka’s all brooked up
By neil McleMan
for team sports. Former
BROOKS KOEPKA has captain Paul Azinger told him
confirmed he is fit for the to give up his place in the
Ryder Cup next week. team if he didn’t want to play.
Koepka (left) pulled out of But Koepka said: “I’m good
the Tour Championship with a to go. I’m feeling good. Been
wrist injury and was the only doing my rehab, doing
American absent from a everything I need to do to be
weekend trip to Whistling ready for the Cup. I’ll be there
Straits in Wisconsin.
ready to play.”
The world No.9 then gave Ireland’s Niall Kearney shot
an interview claiming the a course-record 65, seven
Ryder Cup was “odd” and under par, to take the firstround
suggested he was not made
lead at the Dutch Open.
54 DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
He’s got his ear to the ground and his finger on the pulse
calls for ban on
PETER SHILTON is
leading a campaign to
crack down on gambling
adverts in football, with a
warning for former
Chelsea manager Jose
England keeper, 71, had a
addiction and admits he
Now the Three Lions’
most-capped player –
Shilton made 125
has written a
Addiction’ with his
And this week he
presented a powerful
letter to Prime Minister
Boris Johnson calling for
shirt sponsorship by
betting companies to be
Former World Cup star
Shilton (above) believes
that Mourinho and
former England striker
Peter Crouch are adding
to the gambling problem
by fronting television
adverts for Paddy Power
Shilton, who has gone
six years without a bet,
said: “They are just
encouraging people to
gamble. One thing is for
sure, neither Jose
Mourinho nor Peter
Crouch would have done
those adverts if they
knew someone who was
an addict or a chronic
“I wrote a book to try
and help show other
addicts that there is a
way out but also to try
and highlight the
problem. I met Boris at
the Euros in the summer
and my hope is that
he and his wife
Carrie will read
the letter and
the book to see
the impact it
“This is a big
opportunity for the
Government to make a
wearing shirts with
normalise betting for
“Things like pop-up
ads and free spins
merely entice youngsters
into a life of gambling.
“Formula One survived
doesn’t have it. And
we’re not asking for all
ads to be stopped.
“When I was playing, it
was about horse racing.
“Now football is the
No.1 sport to bet on and
there’s more and more
children taking part.”
Burnley v ArsenAl
tomorrow, ko 3pm
Arteta can see ‘bright lights’ ahead as he looks to build on Norwich win
BY JohN cross
Chief Football Writer
MIKEL ARTETA has told
Arsenal fans he can see
“bright lights” ahead.
The Gunners boss says he is
full of optimism, despite the
club’s poor start, which has seen
them manage just one win from
their opening four games.
They face another test at
Burnley tomorrow, but
Arteta believes they can
build on their win over
Norwich last weekend,
which lifted them off the
foot of the table.
He said: “I can really
see the light. I’m telling
you, I’m very positive
most of the time.
“I have seen the light
and I can see bright lights.
There can be bumps in the road
within that light, but I can see a
lot of light.
“We have to put a run
together. We know how much
we need the results and the
performances will lead to that.
“If we do what we have to do
against Burnley, we’ll be much
closer to achieving that.
“We’ve had a good week to
prepare for the game. We know
what we are facing. The
challenge is going to be big
because it’s one of the toughest
places to go in the Premier
League. We are ready for it.”
Arteta (above) recounted an
experience from his playing
days when he left Rangers to go
to Spain to join Real Sociedad to
be closer to his parents.
And, even though it did not
work out on a football level, he
says it taught him an
“I didn’t play – I was on
the bench and I always
said that was the key
moment in my career to
have more success after,”
he said. “But it was the
right thing that I needed
in that moment. At that
moment, I couldn’t see it.
“I was annoyed, upset
and angry. I was really bad with
myself and everyone, but today,
looking back at it and reflecting
on it, it was the perfect moment
in the right time.”
Arteta has praised the way
Bernd Leno reacted after being
axed in favour of Aaron
Ramsdale last weekend, but
also dismissed reports in
Germany that Leno (left) would
be brought back for bigger
games such as the north
London derby on Sunday week.
Arteta added: “I don’t know
where they are coming from,
but they are ahead of me!
“I think I am the one who
picks the team at the weekend
and sometimes I read things
that I haven’t decided yet.
“I haven’t made a decision for
Saturday, so you can imagine
the north London derby!”
BT sPORT has gained
a reputation for
making superb football
The latest to catch the
eye this autumn are on
Generation and also
Glenn hoddle: extra
Time, with the
ex-england boss in
philosophical mood after
his cardiac arrest in 2018
as he takes a look at his
life and legacy in the
FA chieFs are due
to travel to Qatar in
December to put
final plans into place
for their World cup
and his assistant
steve holland have
already been out to
the Middle east to check
on venues, stadiums and
potential training centres.
Another visit will be
eFL clubs fear the
full financial impact
of the pandemic will not
be felt until next month.
clubs in the
Leagues One and Two
relied heavily on loans
and the Government’s
furlough scheme to help
But furlough is due to
end next month and that
could spell disaster for
clubs already existing on
a hand-to-mouth basis.
made during the Arab cup
which is being hosted in
Qatar from November 30
to December 18.
They have almost
certainly got a base
in mind and will
want to put down
an early marker.
But FiFA also
allocate places and
the FA will want to get
their towels down early…
assuming harry Kane &
co (above) have qualified.
BY James Nursey
NOTTINGHAM FOREST aim to open talks with
Steve Cooper, but caretaker boss Steven Reid
will take charge of the Championship’s bottom
side at Huddersfield tomorrow.
Chris Hughton was axed yesterday – Forest’s
12th boss in 10 years – after six losses in seven
games. Hughton, 62, lasted less than a year
despite saving them from the drop last term.
New CEO Dane Murphy wants a younger
coach such as Cooper (above), 41, who guided
Swansea into successive play-offs before leaving.
dyche deal to tempt stars to stay
BY DavID aNDersoN
SEAN DyChE hopes his decision
to sign a new four-year deal at
Burnley will help persuade his
players to commit their future to
Dyche (left) yesterday signed
on at Turf Moor until 2025 and
now wants the club to tie down
the 10 players who are out of
contract next summer. Skipper
Ben Mee, James Tarkowski,
Ashley Barnes and Jack Cork are
among those who could leave on
“I think it’s helpful that I’ve
re-signed because it gives clarity
to the players, to their agents and
the club,” he said. “The club will
speak to their representatives
and see what can be done.”
Dyche, 50, said he is happy to
commit his future to Burnley
because he feels owner Alan Pace
and his board share his vision.
Pace sanctioned nearly
£30million worth of transfers in
the summer and Dyche believes
the American will keep backing
“I think you commit to a cause
because you think it’s right and
appropriate,” he said.
eNGLaND rIse to
WorLD top three
BY JohN cross
eNGLAND have been named the third best
team in the world, their joint highest place
since FiFA rankings began.
Boss Gareth southgate
(right) and his men were
rewarded for their euros
campaign and World cup
qualifying results, with only
Belgium and Brazil above them.
england are ahead of world champions
France in fourth place, while italy are fifth,
despite beating england in the euros final.
Rams will take
BY James Nursey
DERBY owner Mel Morris is close to agreeing a
points deduction with the Football League to
try to speed up the sale of the Championship
club and avoid potential administration.
Morris (above) is in talks to finalise sanctions
which would see the Rams docked nine points,
with a further three suspended, over financial
fair play and how they valued players.
The agreement would leave Wayne Rooney’s
side bottom of the table on -2 points but avoid
the time and cost of a future formal hearing.
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 55
of Rose’s cut
EUROPEAN Ryder Cup captains, if
we ignore the debacle that was Nick
Faldo’s effort at Valhalla in 2008, do
not tend to get many things wrong.
But Padraig Harrington’s decision
to ignore the claims of Justin Rose
(above, left), a former world No.1, for
next week’s contest could come back
to haunt him.
The initial problem was that while
USA captain Steve Stricker had six
wildcard selections, Harrington
(above, right) was limited to three.
And in the end, essentially, it came
down to a choice of three from four.
Rose, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and
Rose has form at Whistling Straits,
having finished fourth at the US PGA
Championship in 2015, his Ryder Cup
record – in terms of points per
appearances – is better than that of
Poulter, who missed the cut at the
Wisconsin course six years ago.
On a brute of a track, Poulter will
probably be the shortest hitter out
Everyone knows the Ryder Cup
can inspire Poulter, who revels in his
Helping Europe retain the trophy
in America would be his most
impressive delivery yet.
TELEVISION viewing figures
are in from America.
An average of 2.05
million viewers watched the US
Open final between Daniil
Medvedev and Novak Djokovic.
An average of 2.44 million
viewers watched the US Open final
between Emma Raducanu and
If there are any dinosaurs out
there who still believe women
tennis players do not deserve the
same prize money as the men,
your argument is dead in the
Britain’s best Sports Writer
Salah’s a world-class
talent deserving of a
Simone snipers are so off target
THROUGH tears, giving evidence to the
Senate, Simone Biles once again relived
the horror of how Larry Nassar sexually
One statement was particularly stark.
“USA Gymnastics and the United States
Olympic and Paralympic Committee knew
that I was abused by their official team
doctor long before I was ever made aware
deserves a bumper
new contract at
of their knowledge.” In other words, Biles
(right) says she was betrayed by the
people who were supposed to protect her.
The physical and emotional agony she
must have suffered is unimaginable... as
is the idea that some thought she let her
team-mates down when the psychological
trauma stopped her playing a full part at
the Tokyo Olympics.
AFTER Liverpool’s win at
Elland Road last Sunday,
Jurgen Klopp gave a telling
insight into the mindset of
“What a player,” declared
Klopp (right). “And he’s still
hungry. I saw him in the dressing
room and we were all in the
Harvey Elliott, but he
was still not happy for
not scoring one or
two other goals.”
Harvey, isn’t it,
but I can’t
believe I didn’t get
Obviously, it was not
Salah would have been as
concerned as all of his
team-mates about Elliott’s
It would have been his first
But the perfectionist in a truly
elite player is never far from the
surface. The selfishness of a truly
great goalscorer is a badge of
honour, not a black mark.
Salah is a truly elite player and
a truly great goalscorer. Salah is
a perfectionist and is selfish.
For someone who has won a
whole slew of individual
honours, it seems a strange thing
to say, but Salah still seems to be
slightly underappreciated. Off
the cuff, name your top halfdozen
players in the world.
I might be wrong, but I bet
there are a good few out there
who would not have Salah in
Well, he IS in that bracket and
will want to be paid accordingly
under the terms of any
When you look
around at the money
earned by Kevin De
Bruyne, Lionel Messi,
Romelu Lukaku and
Neymar, a ballpark
figure would be
around £400,000 a
Fenway Sports Group
would do well to stretch to
that sort of money, but you
could not blame Salah for asking.
He turns 30 next June, but,
considering his fitness record,
Salah should have another seven
productive years, at least.
But surely his options would
be limited if he decided to look
for money elsewhere?
Yes, but if Mbappe does go to
Real Madrid next summer, there
is at least one club that could pay
Salah the big, big numbers.
And he is so good that Salah
for Mbappe would be no
With his brilliance undimmed,
his statistics telling a startling
story and that crucial two-year
countdown to the end of his
current deal already well under
way, Salah holds plenty of cards
when it comes to negotiations.
Recently, Liverpool have been
proficient in extending contracts.
After Georginio Wijnaldum
walked away for nothing, the
club has secured fresh, long-term
commitments from Andy
van Dijk, Alisson,
Fabinho and Trent
Good work, but
Salah might be
For a moment,
consider some of
His goal at
was his 100th
in 162 Premier
L e a g u e
competitions for Liverpool, he
has scored 129 in 208 outings.
Yes, he takes the penalties –
and Wednesday’s miss against
Milan was his first in 18 attempts
– but it still remains a fantastic
It is the sort of scoring
contribution that demands
special acclaim and, like it or not,
it is the type of scoring
contribution that demands
So, if there is some sort of
wage structure at Anfield and
they have to break it to keep
Salah at Anfield for good, then
that is what they should do.
He is that special.
Unholy spectacle shames boxing
ANYONE who watched a video
of 58-year-old Evander
ahead of his ‘fight’ with
Brazil’s former UFC fighter
Vitor Belfort knew what was
If judges had been marking
session, the shadow would
have won by a unanimous
And sure enough, with
Donald Trump commentating
on a truly awful spectacle,
Holyfield, at the first sign of
something resembling a
Belfort punch, went down like
Salah is a truly
elite player &
a truly great
an old drunk at closing time.
The really grim element is that
freak shows are now
becoming a staple part of the
global boxing diet.
Anthony Joshua’s collision
with the brilliant Oleksandr
Usyk on Saturday week can’t
come quickly enough.
56 DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
by divock snub
By ChriS McKEnnA football world is a crazy
JURGEN KLOPP was place and people
stunned nobody came in obviously forgot how
with a firm offer to sign good he is.”
Divock Origi this summer. Origi (right) has
Origi made his first scored some big
start since January in
goals for the Reds,
Wednesday night’s 3-2 including two
win over AC Milan in the against Barcelona
Champions League. in the 2019
Klopp (top) is happy to
have him at Anfield but
and one in the final
admits he thought he against Spurs. Klopp
would be off in the added: “When we look
summer. The Liverpool back in 10 years he will be
manager said: “The a Liverpool legend.”
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EMILIANO MARTINEZ and
Emi Buendia are set to
hand Aston Villa a boost
by jetting in to return
Buendia have spent
more than a week
training in Croatia in order
to avoid hotel quarantine
after international duty.
They are expected back
2 x 5.0Ah
in the UK tomorrow and
could both be available for
kick-off at Villa Park.
The pair were cleared to
leave Villa for the first two
of Argentina’s three
despite the fixtures being
played in red-list countries.
The second match, in
Brazil, was abandoned due
to the participation of
Martinez and Tottenham
duo Giovani Lo Celso and
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n’castle v leeds
Bruce: Terrace taunts will
never force me to leave
By SiMon birD
STEVE BRuCE insists
he will not quit
Newcastle united even
if the terrace chants
directed at him get
The veteran boss
admits his job is to keep
the club “ticking along in
the Premier League” - the
kind of low-key ambition
that infuriates Geordies.
Toon host Leeds
tonight, with both clubs
looking for their first win
of the campaign.
Newcastle are second
bottom and a section of
fans have made known
Bruce said: “It’s always
difficult. I’d be sick if I say
I enjoyed it. The
frustration is if you don’t
get results, the manager,
head coach, whatever I
am, bear the brunt. That’s
what it is. I have to accept
the results haven’t been
“My family thinks I’m a
bit sick. I don’t think
about those things. It’s a
challenge at the minute.
“I said when I came
here two years ago I won’t
be everyone’s cup of tea.
But with my experience I
hope I can keep the club
ticking along, that the
club stays where it is, that
we maintain our Premier
“I know for a lot of
that. That is
are at the
m o m e n t ,
been for a
while. I want
Newcastle at the
top of the league.
fans want to see
competing at the
top of the table like
they did 20 years
at the moment we
are not there. My job
is to keep us on an
Toon legend Alan
Shearer described the
club as “hollow, empty”.
Asked if he would go if
the atmosphere had a
negative impact on the
team, Bruce added:
“Then you look at
yourself. I don’t think,
‘The noise is too bad, I’ll
walk away’. It’s not in
my nature when you
are in a battle ahead.
Walk away? That
doesn’t register with me.
“I’ll keep doing my
best. I’ll never walk away
from the challenge.
“Alan is entitled to his
opinion. He gets paid for
that and it is his job.”
WE’LL PASS TEST
By DAviD AnDErSon
MARCELO BIELSA will not
change Leeds’ passing
game in a bid to end their
winless start to the
They have failed to
win any of their
first four fixtures
for the first time
since 1958 and
are one point and one place
above the drop zone ahead of
Bielsa (left) is calm about
the slow start and said: “If I
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thought another way of playing
would improve the team, I would
not have any doubts in doing it.
“There is only one great
difference in style, what a team
does when the goalkeeper has
“There are teams who put the
ball in play and there are some
who go long and go for 50-50
balls. We are not going to do this.
“It’s legitimate someone
chooses to go long because it
reduces the chance of errors. But
it also reduces the beauty of the
game and possibilities to attack.”
mirror.co.uk/sport FRIDAY 17.09.2021 DAILY MIRROR 57
rennes 2 tottenham 2
tait 23, laborde 71 Bade 11 og, Hojbjerg 76
P W D L F A Pts
Vitesse 1 1 0 0 2 0 3
Tottenham 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Rennes 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Mura 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
sarina: do fans proud
Sarina WiEGMan wants to “make
the fans proud” during her first match
in charge of England Women.
The Lionesses face north
Macedonia in a World Cup
qualifier at St Mary’s tonight
before Luxembourg next week.
it is Wiegman’s first match
since taking over from interim
manager Hege riise on September 1.
Wiegman (above) said: “Of course,
the priority is to win. We want to have
good wins and score a lot of goals.
The team work so hard that
sometimes we have to tell them to
slow down a little bit. We want
to show how good we can play
and make the English crowd
proud of us.”
England captain Steph
Houghton said “This is kind of
like starting fresh. We want to show
how good we are and it’s a chance to
impress the new manager.”
europa conference league
Nuno gets toxic after Tottenham given major fright by the French
FROM TonY banKs in Rennes
ON a torrid night here in
Brittany, spurs boss Nuno
espirito santo almost went
Nuno’s team were lucky to
get away with a point against a
team who languish in 11th spot
in French Ligue 1.
Yet they had been given a
perfect start when Loic Bade
turned a Lucas Moura cross
into his own net in the 11th
minute. Oops! What a pity he
didn’t do it again.
Nuno had told his team that
nights of Champions League
heroics were in Tottenham’s
past – on this evidence they
aren’t in Tottenham’s future.
The Europa Conference
League below a club of their
size? Not with performances
like this, it isn’t. Pierre-Emile
Hojbjerg’s late strike saved the
day in their opening Group G
contest in a game that went
dangerously astray after Bade’s
early own goal.
Nuno, who saw his team’s
good start to the season come
to a shuddering halt with
defeat at Crystal Palace at the
weekend, had warned his
players not to take this competition
lightly. But the warning
clearly was not heeded.
The Portuguese admitted: “It
was not perfect. We scored but
then we lost control. Rennes
are a good team and they
caused us problems.
“We showed character and
belief to change the result after
we conceded. This will make us
stronger for the future.”
Nuno selected a strong side
but injuries to Steven Bergwijn
painful,” added Nuno. Heungmin
Son is facing a race against
time to recover from a calf
injury and Giovani Lo Celso
does not get back from his
quarantine camp in Croatia
until Saturday, leaving Nuno
facing big problems.
Spurs got off to exactly the
start they would have wanted
thanks to a large slice of luck.
Moura fired in a low cross
after good work by Tanguy
Ndombele and Harry Kane and
the ball took a deflection off
Bade to fly into the net.
But the French side were not
on their heels for long and
Benjamin Bourigeaud saw his
angled shot well stopped by
Spurs were struggling to
contain Rennes and, after
Flavien Tait played a neat giveand
Moura will worry him
ahead of Sunday’s clash with
title-chasing Chelsea. “It feels
salin ........................ 7
traore ..................... 7
aguerd .................... 7
truffert ................... 7
Bourigeaud ............ 7
tait ......................... 7
guirassy ................. 7
laborde .................. 7
meling (truffert 79),
79), martin Booked
(santamaria 86), tel
By TonY banKs
ndombele ............... 7
gil Booked ..............6
moura ..................... 7
Hojbjerg (Bergwijn 30)
7, scarlett (moura 54)
6, emerson (Kane 54)
6, alli (ndombele 79)
ReFeRee: Halis ozkahya
Hojbjerg is sharp
to fire home from
close range and
earn a share of
and-go with the troublesome
Serhou Guirassy, he was able to
guide his drive expertly into the
far corner of Gollini’s net.
Nuno’s team were lucky not
to fall behind at a raucous
Roazhon Park just before halftime
when Kamaldeen Sulemana
put his diving header
wide from only six yards out.
Substitute Hojbjerg wasted a
good chance to put Spurs
ahead, but it was Rennes who
looked the more dangerous.
And when Sulemana’s shot was
palmed out by Gollini, Gaetan
Laborde stabbed home.
An embarrassing defeat
looked on the cards but, when
Matt Doherty’s cross was
deflected into his path just five
minutes later, Hojbjerg coolly
slid the ball home.
dominic out for 4 games
By adam Lanigan
tomorrow nor in forthcoming
EVERTON striker Dominic league games with Norwich and
Calvert-Lewin must sit out Manchester United and a
another four matches.
Carabao Cup tie at QPR.
A broken toe and a thigh strain He also must be extremely
forced the England man out of doubtful for England’s World Cup
the 3-1 win over over Burnley at qualifiers with Andorra and
Goodison on Monday night. Hungary next month.
Calvert-Lewin has scored in all “We still have to wait some
of his three Premier League weeks, we don’t know exactly
HugE bLoW Key man
appearances this season but he how many,” said Everton
Calvert-Lewin is KO’d will not feature at Aston Villa manager Rafa Benitez.
UEFA Europa League
BrondBy (0) ......... 0 S Prague (0) .......0
rangerS (0) ......... 0 Lyon (1) ...............2
Toko Ekambi 23
Tavernier 55 (og)
P W D L F A Pts
Lyon 1 1 0 0 2 0 3
Brondby 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Sparta Prague 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Rangers 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
Monaco (0) .......... 1 SturM graz (0) ...0
PSV (1) .................. 2 r Sociedad (2) ....2
LeiceSter (1) ....... 2 naPoLi (0) ............2
Perez 9 Osimhen 69, 87
e FrankFurt (1) .. 1 FenerBahce (1) ..1
oLyMPiakoS (0) ... 2 antwerP (0) ........1
gaLatSaray (0) .... 1 Lazio (0) ..............0
Lok MoScow (0) .. 1 MarSeiLLe (0) .....1
MidtjyLLand (1) .. 1 LudogoretS (1) ..1
r S BeLgrade (0) . 2 Braga (0) .............1
Bayer LeV (1) ....... 2 FerencVaroS (1) 1
reaL BetiS (2) ...... 4 ceLtic (2) ............3
Miranda 32 Ajeti 13
Juanmi 34, 53 Juranovic 27 (pen)
Iglesias 50 Ralston 87
P W D L F A Pts
Real Betis 1 1 0 0 4 3 3
Bayer Leverkusen 1 1 0 0 2 1 3
Celtic 1 0 0 1 3 4 0
Ferencvaros 1 0 0 1 1 2 0
d zagreB (0)......... 0 weSt haM (1)......2
r Vienna (0) ......... 0 genk (0)...............1
UEFA Europa Conference
league Group G
Mura (0)............... 0 ViteSSe (1)...........2
renneS (1)............ 2 tottenhaM (1)....2
Bade 11 (og)
Laborde 71 Hojbjerg 76
1st One Day InternatIOnal—
england Women v new Zealand
Women (Bristol): England 241
(49.3 overs; H C Knight 89). New
Zealand 211 (46.3 overs; A E
Satterthwaite 79no). England beat
New Zealand by 30 runs.
eurOpean tOur (Dutch Open,
Netherlands)— 1st rnd: —(Gbr & Irl
unless stated, Par 72): 65 N Kearney,
66 M Kieffer (Ger), M Leth Simonsen
(Den), 67 S Horsfield, T Detry (Bel), R
Santos (Por), A Cockerill (Can), R
Enoch, B Evans, M Helligkilde (Den),
S Tarrio (Spa), E Walker, 68 B Stone
(Rsa), J Harding (Rsa), M Schmid
(Ger), S Maurits (Ned), D Horsey, A
Canizares (Spa), K Broberg (Swe), M
Siem (Ger), W Nienaber (Rsa), O
Lieser (Cze), P Peterson (USA). 69 C
Wood, D Burmester (Rsa), G Coetzee
(Rsa), R Langasque (Fra), T Pieters
(Bel), P Bootsma (Ned), Jean-Baptiste
Gonnet (Fra), L de Jager (Rsa),
M Schmitt (Ger), A Karlsson (Swe), B
Henson (USA), A Sandhu (Ind).
Betfred Super League
caStLeFord ...... 24 warrington ..... 40
Castleford—t: Mata’utia (2), Turner,
Millington. G: Richardson (4).
Warrington—t: Ashton (3), Mamo (2),
Wrench. G: Ratchford (7), Widdop.
P w d L F a Pts
catalans dr 22 19 0 3 680 386 38
St helens 20 16 0 4 534 203 32
warrington 21 15 1 5 588 354 31
wigan 24 14 0 10 375 377 28
hull k r 19 10 0 9 485 422 20
Leeds 23 12 0 11 520 428 24
castleford 23 11 0 12 437 552 22
hull 20 8 1 11 397 432 17
huddersfield 23 8 0 15 418 492 16
wakefield 23 8 0 15 438 536 16
Salford 21 6 0 15 376 570 12
Leigh 21 2 0 19 332 828 4
(7.45pm unless stated)
Newcastle v Leeds (8pm) ........................
(Live on Sky Sports Main Event)
scottish league two: Edinburgh
City v Stirling.
Women’s World Cup Qualifying
Group B: Hungary v Scotland (7).
Group D: England v North
Macedonia (7), N Ireland v
Luxembourg (7). Group I: Wales v
1st ODI: Pakistan v New Zealand
2nd t20 International: Scotland V
Zimbabwe (Edinburgh, 2pm).
u19 ODI: England V West Indies
Betfred super league (7.45):
Leeds v Hull K R, Salford v St
Helens, Wakefield v Hull, Wigan v
Gallagher premiership rugby
(7.45): Bristol v Saracens.
Greene King Ipa Championship
(7.45): Nottingham v Ampthill.
58 DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
dinamo zagreb 0 west ham 2
Antonio 21, Rice 50
rangers 0 lyon 2 group a
RangeRs began their
europa League campaign
with a home defeat against
and steven gerrard’s
men could have no real
complaints as the French
side showed why they are
among the favourites to
win this tournament.
Karl Toko ekambi’s
stunning first-half strike
(top) set Lyon on their way
as his sublime effort from
distance silenced Ibrox.
and although John
Lundstram and Ryan Kent
threatened a leveller, an
own goal from James
Tavernier sealed the win for
the visitors on 55 minutes.
and he could do little
about it as the ball was
cleared by Connor goldson
right at the gers captain.
Tavernier was inches
away from scoring in the
right net as his free-kick hit
a post. and his late delivery
saw Leon Balogun head
it in Betis
real betis 4 celtic 3 group g
CeLTIC threw away a
two-goal lead as they lost
their europa League
opener at Real Betis.
albian ajeti fired the
scottish side in front and
Josip Juranovic doubled
their advantage from the
spot in the opening half
hour of this group g clash.
But the spanish side,
managed by former
Manchester City boss
Manuel Pellegrini, hit back
to level matters before the
break with two goals in
quick succession from Juan
Miranda and Juanmi.
Borja Iglesias put Betis
ahead early in the second
half and Juanmi increased
their lead. anthony Ralston
(above) gave the Bhoys late
hope, but Betis held on.
Celtic have never won in
spain in 59 years, and boss
ange Postecoglou said:
“I’m proud of the players –
there wasn’t much between
Ant & DEC
Goal heroes Michail
& Rice too dynamic
sutalo .................... 6
lauritsen ............... 6
Misic Booked ......... 5
ivanusec ............... 7
orsic ....................... 6
Juric (t-catherine 46)
6, Moharrami (ristovski
64) 6, tolic (Misic 75)
6, Menalo (orsic 83),
gojak (ivanusec 83)
Fabianski ............... 7
Fredericks .............. 7
Zouma .................... 7
Diop ....................... 6
cresswell ............... 6
Vlasic ..................... 6
lanzini Booked ....... 6
antonio ................ 7
benrahma (lanzini 51) 6,
bowen (Vlasic 69) 6,
82), noble (rice 82)
Masuaku (Fornals 82)
reFeree: Halis ozkahya
MotM: declan rice
Moyes: goals will take skipper to next level
FRoM PAUL BROWN in
DaVID MoYes watched
Declan Rice lead West
Ham to glory – then told
him to score more goals
Michail antonio broke
the deadlock and Rice
then helped to give the
Hammers their first-ever
2-0 in front
win in the europa League
group stage with a
brilliant solo strike.
But Irons boss Moyes
(right), whose side are
top of group H on goal
difference from genk,
said: “The ability for him
to surge away from
people, his power, is a
great trait to have. We’d
like him to use it more.
“He’s been getting a
bit of a ribbing for not
scoring enough goals.
“He could be a very
midfielder and if he can
score a few more, that
would be great. With
Declan, he’s tried to take
himself to the next level.
“He’s getting better, he
captained West Ham for
the first time in europe
and he scores a goal that
makes the game much
“He’s doing really well
P W d l F a Ps
West Ham 1 1 0 0 2 0 3
genk 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
rapid Vienna 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
Dinamo Zagreb 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
FRoM PAUL BROWN in Zagreb
ANT and Dec are not just a TV
double act – they are not bad for
West Ham either.
Michail Antonio made history by
scoring his side’s first goal in a major
European competition – excluding
qualifiers – for 22 years.
And Declan Rice capped an
inspirational captain’s performance
with a brilliant solo goal to give the
Hammers a dream start to their
Europa League adventure.
Their namesakes may be best
known for presenting Britain’s Got
Talent, but it was West Ham’s
dynamic duo proving there’s plenty
at London Stadium, too.
Antonio was called “stupid” by
boss David Moyes for getting sent off
in his side’s goalless draw with
Southampton at the weekend.
But he bounced back in the best
way possible to score his fifth goal in
as many games this season.
And Rice made sure it was a
perfect start to West Ham’s first-ever
Europa League group stage
campaign with a second-half strike.
Moyes could not have asked for
more – and it was all the more
impressive because Dinamo Zagreb
are no mugs.
West Ham knew what they were
up against. Spurs came a cropper
here last season, crashing out of this
competition after losing 3-0.
Part of the Stadion Maksimir has
been shut since then after an earthquake
ripped through Zagreb.
But it was rocking for a different
reason when Antonio sent West
Ham’s 2,000 travelling fans crazy by
breaking the deadlock in the 21st
Kevin Theophile-Catherine played
a suicidal backpass that the Irons
striker picked off before dancing
around keeper Dominik Livakovic for
a simple finish.
The visitors played with the
swagger of a side used to winning
and Livakovic quickly had to save a
Ryan Fredericks shot
with his legs.
Six Hammers fans
had been arrested
after a bar brawl the
night before the
game, but it was Dinamo who were
safely locked away last night – in
their own half.
And West Ham underlined their
dominance five minutes after the
break when Rice picked off another
bad ball and stormed forward to fire
home between Livakovic’s legs.
The England midfielder then
wound up the locals by celebrating
right in front of their Ultras.
And that finally seemed to wake
Luka Ivanusec promptly had a shot
blocked and then whipped another
But West Ham’s new-look back
four – with new signing Kurt Zouma
starting alongside Issa Diop at
centre-back – held them at bay.
And, with Manchester United to
come this weekend, Moyes even had
the luxury of bringing off some of his
big guns for a rest before the match
West Ham’s key men are
performing, their new faces are
gelling and their confidence is high.
Last season was no fluke.
This one could be even better.
leicester 2 napoli 2
Perez 9, Barnes 64 Osimhen 69, 87
P W D L F A Ps
Legia Warsaw 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
Leicester 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Napoli 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Sptk Moscow 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
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stay a Red
by Gideon Brooks
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is
confident of persuading Jesse
Lingard to stay despite the England
star’s refusal to sign a new deal.
The midfielder, who is out of
contract at Manchester United next
summer, rebooted his career on loan
at West Ham last season.
but despite being welcomed back
to Old Trafford this summer, Lingard,
28, and his advisors have refused to
sign a new offer.
Lingard (above) joined United as a
15-year-old in 2008, and boss
Solskjaer said: “He’s got one year left
on his contract and the club is talking
to him and his dad. We see him as a
Man United player in the future,.
“Jesse has showed his qualities and
got back into the England squad.”
Lingard, bagged a double for
England against Andorra, and nine
goals in 16 games for the Hammers –
compared to nine in 66 for United.
yet, despite his back pass howler
which gifted young boys victory in
Tuesday’s Champions League Group
F opener, Solskjaer has not lost faith
in the player.
He added: “We really want to see
the best of him this season. He’s a red
through and through.”
Solskjaer also revealed tomorrow’s
visit of West Ham will come too soon
for striker Edinson Cavani who has
been sidelined with a slight strain.
Napoli peg back frustrated Foxes with a late Osimhen double
by dAVe ArMiTAGe Wilfred Ndidi when he did not take long for their off the legs of former Arsenal delivered a real hammer
Leicester blew a golden picked up a second yellow. brisk start to pay dividends keeper David Ospina. blow on the hour, only to see
chance to get their Brendan Rodgers’ decision when Perez put them into a But it was Barnes causing Daka’s well-taken effort
europa League campaign to start without star names ninth-minute lead.
havoc again minutes later ruled out for offside.
off to a winning start such as Jamie Vardy, James The Foxes went close just and this time Leicester But Barnes took it on
when they let a two-goal Maddison and Youri a couple of minutes earlier made it count.
himself to make up for that,
lead slip away last night. Tielemans may have caused when Perez hit a first-time Ryan Bertrand set them cashing in on the far side of
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen one or two raised eyebrows shot which bounced away on their way with a neat the box after Kelechi
pegged them back with a when the teamsheet
interception just inside his Iheanacho found him with a
late double after looking like dropped into the Napoli
own half, putting Barnes superb ball.
he could not hit a barn door dressing room.
away down the left.
Barnes made no mistake,
for most of the match. The Leicester boss’s
He played a one-two with taking the pass in his stride
But he found the target selection could be
Patson Daka before clipping and setting his sights before
when it mattered – and considered brave or risky,
the ball superbly towards drilling a shot into the far
when it hurt – with a 69thminute
goal and then particularly against
smashed a volley past That should have been
depending on your view,
the far post where Perez corner of the net.
headed home an equaliser opponents who had started
Ospina to give the Foxes enough but Napoli replied
two minutes from time. the Serie A season in
instantly, the erratic
The Foxes looked to be splendid fashion.
Napoli responded, Osimhen finally getting
cruising when the impressive
Harvey Barnes drilled 100 per cent record with a
back on level terms and endeavours when he
Napoli had extended their
desperately trying to get some reward for his
home soon after the hour third win on the bounce at
only had themselves to shrugged aside Jannik
mark to add to the early lead the weekend, a late goal
blame for not doing so. Vestergaard a bit too easily
Ayoze Perez had given the toppling Juventus.
They wasted a number of and poked a dropping shot
But Rodgers decided to
reasonable chances, with over Kasper Schmeichel
But it all went wrong late shake things up a bit and
striker Osimhen the main before earning a draw with
on and that included the then watched his side go at
his looping effort with two
stoppage-time dismissal of the visitors from the off. It
Leicester looked to have minutes left to play.
schmeichel ............ 7
Castagne ................ 7
Vestergaard Booked ..6
Bertrand ................. 7
ndidi Sent off ......... 7
soumare Booked ..... 7
Perez ...................... 7
Daka ....................... 7
iheanacho .............. 7
soyuncu Booked (evans
45) 6, tielemans (Perez
45) 7, lookman (Daka
71) 6, maddison
(soumare 78) 6, Vardy
Ospina .................... 7
Rrahmani Booked .... 7
Koulibaly ................ 7
Di lorenzo Booked .. 7
anguissa ................. 7
elmas (Zielinski 64) 6,
Politano (lozano 64) 6,
Ounas (insigne 74) 6,
nunes Jesus (malcuit
(iheanacho 87) (anguissa 84)
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effectively what he is doing, is
disappointing and uncalled for.”
The attendance for Wednesday’s
6-3 win prompted Guardiola to say:
“I’d like more people to come to the
next game on Saturday. We will need
the people next Saturday, please,
because we will be tired. I invite all
our people to come next Saturday,
3pm, and watch the game.”
Rival fans joke about the
“Emptyhad” and Parker added: “He
doesn’t understand the difficulties
some might have getting to the
Etihad on a Wednesday at 8pm.
“He’s absolutely the best coach in
the world but, in the nicest possible
way, I think maybe he should stick to
that. I don’t think anybody anywhere
within the club should be questioning
the loyalty of the supporters.
“It also plays into the hands of
supporters from other teams who
take every opportunity to have a go
at City for what they think are poor
attendances. It’s not factual. Our
attendances are generally excellent.”
City new boy Jack Grealish scored
against Leipzig on his Champions
League debut - and cannot wait to
test himself against Neymar, Lionel
Messi and Kylian Mbappe.
A trip to Paris Saint-Germain is
next up and Grealish said: “Neymar’s
an unbelievable player and it will be
pleasure to share a pitch with him.”
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points the way to
success for West
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cityzen pain at guardiola backing plea
fans take pop
by Gideon Brooks
PEP GUARDIOLA has been told to lay off the
fans and stick to coaching after appearing to
question attendances at the Etihad.
The Manchester City boss issued a rallying call to
supporters following the Champions League clash
with RB Leipzig, which attracted 38,062
spectators to the 55,000-seat stadium.
But official supporters’ club general
secretary Kevin Parker said: “To
question the support, which is
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City supporter group hits out after boss
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Two sets of clues – but the answers are the same.
1 Ignace Jan —, pianist
and composer who
became prime minister
of Poland in 1919 (10)
8 1953 adventure film
starring Clark Gable,
Ava Gardner and Grace
9 V I —, Russian
statesman who died in
10 and 16 Down
mixed doubles tennis
champion with Mike
11 Edmund —, English
tragic actor whose roles
included Shylock at
Drury Lane in 1814 (4)
12 1963 film drama that
starred Paul Newman in
the title role (3)
14 Port in Corsica; capital
department, France (6)
15 1973, 1974 and 1977
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tree or shrub whose
fruit is the acorn (3)
20 Town in Galilee north of
Nazareth where Jesus
performed his first
21 Sandy —, golfer who
won The Open
23 European finch with a
24 G —, England Test
cricketer who hit 246
not out against India at
Leeds in 1967 (7)
25 Playwright whose stage
works include Present
Laughter and Design
for Living (4,6)
1 Immortal winged
horse in Greek
2 and 7
2014 film comedy
starring Jim Carrey
3 Cecil —, British
minister of the
Cape Colony from
4 Mats —, 1988 US
Open singles tennis
5 Bev —, 1984
6 Author of novel
first published in
1847 under the
7 See 2 Down
13 R J —, designer of
the Spitfire fighter
aircraft produced by
16 See 10 Across
17 Joe —, Scotland and
London Irish rugby
union centre forced
to retire through
injury in 2013 (6)
19 Kipchoge —, 1968
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in the northern
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The name game
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22 Precious metal (4)
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6 12 16 12
11 22 10 14 11
13 15 18
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E A N W Z K P Y H E M A S V S
P K G N C Z M T R I Y U H J E
O G Y A Y O S R D E N E X N L
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ACROSS: 1 Flint, 7 Figueroa,
8 Astor, 10 Royal Rebel, 12 Sheridan,
14 Daly, 16 Tees, 17 Dead Cert,
20 Withernsea, 23 Rubik,
24 Roommate, 25 Kelly.
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4 Burra, 5 Art Blakey, 6 Fawlty,
9 Robin, 11 Desert God, 13 Ace,
15 Adler, 16 Towers, 18 The Key,
19 Helms, 21 Nott, 22 Aude.
ACROSS: 1 Above, 7 Forecast,
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14 Else, 16 Cool, 17 Jettison,
20 Indication, 23 Patio, 24 Produces,
DOWN: 1 At will, 2 View, 3 Good,
4 Celeb, 5 Backslash, 6 Starve,
9 Route, 11 Accordion, 13 One,
15 Strop, 16 Crispy, 18 Nobody,
19 Scrub, 21 Teem, 22 Nave.
ACROSS: 1 Shortstop, 8 Parts,
10 Scone, 12 Ore, 13 Tan, 14 Acne,
15 Severn, 16 Snore, 18 Listen,
20 Mast, 22 Ale, 23 Ban, 24 Noted,
25 Ingot, 26 Antelopes.
DOWN: 2 Heron, 3 Rose, 4 Sister,
5 Ozone, 6 Appalling, 7 Reinstate,
9 Trestle, 11 Caveman, 15 Son,
17 Needle, 19 Satin, 21 Angle, 23 Biro.
1=C, 2=B, 3=T, 4=F, 5=G, 6=H, 7=Y,
8=O, 9=W, 10=I, 11=D, 12=L, 13=A,
14=R, 15=U, 16=K, 17=X, 18=E, 19=S,
20=V, 21=J, 22=Z, 23=P, 24=N,
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Black bean tortilla with salsa
Make this frittata for a
quick, easy and healthy lunch
option, making the most of
store cupboard ingredients
and packing in three of your
For the salsa
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 onion, finely chopped
1 red chilli, halved, deseeded and finely
2 tsp smoked paprika
15g (1/2 pack) coriander, finely chopped
6 Kalamata olives, thinly sliced
1/2 lemon or lime, juiced
For the omelette
2 x 400g can black beans, drained
3 garlic cloves, finely grated
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
6 large eggs
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
4 generous handfuls of rocket
tip the tomatoes into a pan and stir in
1 the onion, 1 /2 the chilli and the smoked
paprika. Cook over a low heat for 10 mins.
tip 1 /2 into a bowl, then stir in 2 tbsp of the
coriander and the olives and lemon juice.
meanwhile, heat the grill. tip the beans
2 into a bowl and stir in the remaining
chilli, the garlic, cumin and coriander. Beat
in the eggs, then add the reserved 1 /2 of the
salsa and the remaining fresh coriander
with a little salt to taste. Blitz a little using
a hand blender or mash some of the beans
with a potato masher.
heat a 24cm non-stick pan with the oil.
3 Pour in the bean mixture and leave to
cook gently for 5-7 mins until the base is
set, then grill for 5 mins. tip out and cut
into 4 wedges. If you’re following our
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half of the remaining salsa and the rocket.
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Although not as common
as it once was, the humble
house sparrow still visits
many gardens, and often
forms noisy colonies. It
likes to nest in ivy on
walls, as well as in crevices
in buildings and nest
boxes. You can tell the
male by his large black
bib, while females are
paler and plainer. House
sparrows feed on the
ground but also use feeders, and love a good
This colourful, acrobatic little bird is
often the first to discover a new birdfeeder.
It is also the most likely
species to use a nest-box in your
garden – if you are lucky it will then
bring its brood of grey-and-yellow
chicks to the feeders. It is best
identified by its blue cap,
white cheeks and
By Karen Rockett
With its short legs and waddling walk,
the woodpigeon is a somewhat
comical figure. It is bigger than feral or
‘street’ pigeons, with distinctive white
markings on its neck-sides and wing
edges, as well as a yellowish bill and
white eyes, and a beautiful rosy-pink
chest. Woodpigeons feed on the
ground but also take buds from
trees, and can be heard
singing their five-note
crooning coo from
This bird is larger than the blue tit,
and is just as colourful but has a black
head with white cheek patches, as
well as a black stripe down its chest
and belly. It has a cheerful, ringing
song and is familiar at feeders. Like
blue tits, great tits will use nestboxes
in the garden. They
usually have one brood of
chicks, which look like
slightly muted versions
of their parents.
Lockdown has brought many of us
closer to nature and the last year has
seen a huge upsurge in the number of
Memberships of local birdwatching
groups have soared and a recent poll
commissioned by the Royal Society for
the Protection of Birds (RSPB) found over
half of UK adults saying the pandemic has
made them more aware of nature in their
Your own back garden is a wonderful
place to start out as a birdwatcher.
Even small urban gardens will attract
several kinds of birds, and the nation’s
gardens as a whole form a large and
important area of habitat for wildlife.
Here’s a look at the ‘top ten’ garden bird
species recorded in the RSPB’s 2021 ‘Big
Garden Birdwatch’ survey.
A flock of goldfinches is known
as a ‘charm’, which is very apt
for this pretty bird. It has a
distinctive red face and black
and yellow wings, and is
otherwise black and white on its
head and tail, and light brown
on its body. Juveniles are
plain brown but have the
black and yellow wings
and black tail.
and usually visit
Like the house sparrow, this species
has declined in recent years. It is also
often seen in flocks, and is
notoriously hungry, but it will also
reduce the leatherjackets in your
lawn. Adults have glossy black
plumage (spotted with white in
winter) while juveniles are plain
light brown. It has a strutting
walk, and singing males
imitate other birds, as
well as making
One of the most eye-catching British
birds, the magpie is an inquisitive blackand-white
crow with a very long tail,
which reflects beautiful rainbow colours
when the light hits it. You will often hear
it before you see it, as it has a
distinctive harsh chattering
voice. Magpies are clever and
inventive, and can be great
fun to watch, especially
This plump, dark and
long-tailed thrush is
most often seen
hopping across the
lawn; males also sing
their beautiful, fluty
territorial song from
It will nest in
dense hedges or
bushes, and loves
to feed on windfall
fruit. Only adult
males are black
(with yellow bills and
and juveniles are
mottled dark brown.
Officially Britain’s favourite bird, the robin is
unmistakeable with its orange-red face and
breast, and fearless habits. If you are digging
in the garden, your local robin is probably
nearby, hoping you will dig up a worm or two.
Robins often nest in strange places,
including inside plant pots in sheds if
they can get in. Look out for the
golden-brown, spotted juveniles
from mid-spring to autumn.
This is a tiny, round bird with a very long tail, leading to its nickname of
‘lollipop’. Its colours of black, white and dusky pink are unlike any other
garden bird. It is usually seen in family groups, which keep in contact as
they move through the bushes with a constant ‘conversation’ of purring
call notes. Juveniles have blackish face masks, and less pink plumage
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Food and water
Putting out birdfood will help birds
in your garden. Finches, tits and
sparrows enjoy seeds and nuts,
especially sunflower seeds, while
thrushes will go for windfall apples,
and many species enjoy
fat-balls and suet-based
foods. Always buy good
quality birdfood. Make
sure feeders and bird
tables are placed
somewhere safe from
cats, not right next to
dense bushes but close
enough that the birds can
easily retreat there. It is really
important to keep feeding areas
clean. Make sure you can see the
feeders from indoors to get the
most pleasure from them!
Birds like a drink and a
bathe, too. A birdbath is ideal,
will work well.
needs to be
Keep it clean,
and top it up
daily in hot
warm water onto any ice that
forms. Again, siting is crucial, as
birds are very vulnerable when
the complete home
There are many other things you
can do in the garden to give birds
their ideal home.
■ Plant as many shrubs, trees,
climbers and flowers as you can, and
try to keep hard landscaping to a
minimum. A fruit tree is ideal, as is
any shrub that bears berries, and
leave seedheads standing in
flowerbeds overwinter. Lawns are
great for birds, whether kept long
or mown short.
■ Cut down on chemicals,
especially pesticides. And
add a log pile to encourage
more insects, which
provide food for most
of our garden birds.
■ Put up a range of birdboxes
– those with holes for tits
and sparrows should always
be placed facing between north
and east; open-fronted boxes for
robins should be hidden behind
‘Nature on your Doorstep’
is a fantastic free RSPB
resource for helping you
attract birds and wildlife
to your garden. For more
information, visit www.rspb.
Coast, Wetlands & River
Of the many duck species you may see, this is the
most familiar. Mallard males have shiny green
heads, white neck-collars and chestnut-brown
chests, while the females are mottled brown and
produce the familiar loud quacking call. You can
see mallards on most town park lakes, but they
are also widespread in wilder wetlands, where
they rub shoulders with scarcer species like
wigeons and teals.
One of the most distinctive shorebirds, the oystercatcher
is black-and-white with an eye-catching orange ‘carrot’ of
a bill. It is most often seen on mud-flats near estuaries,
but you might also see it on shingle and rocky shores,
and in Scotland in particular it often breeds inland, on
grassy fields and riversides. It has a distinctive, urgentsounding
The thrill of a kingfisher
sighting is your reward for
walking slowly and quietly
along a river-side. This
dazzling jewel of a bird has
iridescent blue upperparts
and an orange belly, and
catches its fish prey by
diving head-first into the
water. It nests in a tunnel
that it digs into a bank side
and may have three broods
a year. The best time of
year to see it is late
summer, when young birds
are wandering in search of
their own territories.
This is a diving duck which often visits lakes in towns, as well as reservoirs
and estuaries. Males are black-and-white while females are dark chocolate
brown – both sport a droopy crest at the backs of their heads. Tufted ducks
are expert divers – in clear water you can see them swimming underwater
with powerful kicks of their large webbed feet.
The British Isles is blessed with a
coastline of almost 20,000 miles
making it very important worldwide
for coastal wildlife.
We are lucky to have some of
the world’s largest colonies of
nesting seabirds in summer, as
well as great gatherings of
shorebirds in winter.
Our rivers, lakes and marshes
are also home to a wonderful
diversity of birdlife.
The wetlands of Norfolk,
Suffolk and Somerset for
example provide some of the
most ideal habitats for birds in
But birdwatching in wetland
and coastal areas can be tricky,
as the birds can be quite distant
and the terrain is quite exposed.
Look out for fulmars wheeling around tall
cliff-faces in spring and summer. This bird
looks a bit like a gull with its grey and white
plumage, but is a closer cousin to the
albatrosses, sharing with them a distinctive
stiff-winged flight and a very keen sense of
smell, enabling it to sniff out food such as
floating carrion over many miles as it
wanders far out at sea.
Invest in a decent pair of
binoculars, and visit RSPB
reserves with purpose-built hides
that enable you to enjoy closer
views without disturbance.
A visit to the Farne Islands,
which lie just off the north
Northumberland shore or
RSPB Bempton Cliffs on the
Overlooking the North Sea, it is
home to one of the UK’s top
wildlife spectacles, the best
mainland sea colony with
visitor facilities and six
safe cliff-edge viewing
views of life on
Great Crested Grebe
its elegant slim outline and
ed, frilled head, this diving fish-
is one of our most attractive and
ctive swimming birds. It lives on
r lakes, though you may also see it
e sea in winter. Pairs perform a
lex, synchronised courtship
e’ in spring, and later in the year
ay see them carrying their
ug-striped chicks on their backs.
Often seen waiting, still and
patient, at the water’s edge, the
grey heron is a tall grey bird with
a crested head and long, daggerlike
bill. It is a skilled fish-catcher
that can be seen around rivers,
lakes and ponds of all kinds. When
it takes flight, it looks prehistoric
with its huge broad wings,
gangling legs, and folded-in neck.
It nests in colonies called
‘heronries’, building huge stick
This clever and resourceful bird with its evocative mewing
and cackling voice is the most familiar ‘sea-gull’ in Britain. It
has a silver-grey back and wings, with black wing-tips, and
candy-pink legs; juveniles are mottled brown, and attain
adult plumage gradually over four years. It is declining
severely on rural coasts but does better in towns, making a
living by clearing up what humans leave behind, on the
streets and beaches.
Some three million adults
go birdwatching every
year in the UK.
The Birdwatchers’ Code
puts the interests of birds
first and applies not just
when you are at a nature
reserve, but whenever
you are watching birds in
the UK or abroad.
If you think you have
seen a penguin in the
wild in the UK, chances
are it was a guillemot.
This dark brown-andwhite
bird has a penguin-
like shape and is as
skilful a swimmer and
diver as any penguin, but
it can fly, and belongs to
the family known as auks
(along with the puffin
and the razorbill).
Guillemots nest in large
colonies on cliffs on
mainly northern and
This is the biggest British
seabird. It is cigar-shaped
with long, narrow wings.
The adult it is mostly white,
with black wing-tips and a
yellowish head. Young birds
are dark brown, and
become whiter with each
annual moult. Gannets feed
spectacularly, from a
considerable height, then
catching fish underwater.
Most of its colonies are on
islands – they include Bass
Rock, off eastern Scotland,
and Grassholm, off
Avoid disturbing birds and their
1 habitats – the birds’ interests
should always come first. If a bird
flies away or makes repeated alarm
calls, you’re too close. And if it
leaves, you won’t get a good view.
Be an ambassador for
positively to questions from
interested passers-by. They may
not be birdwatchers yet, but a
helpful answer may spark an
interest in birds, wildlife and its
Know the law. Intentional or
reckless disturbance of some
species at or near the nest is
illegal in Britain. Don’t trespass on
private land. Legislation provides
access for walkers to open country
in Britain, and includes measures
to protect wildlife but the rules and
codes are different in England,
Scotland and Wales, so make sure
you know what you can do.
Repeatedly playing a recording
of birdsong or calls to
encourage a bird to respond can
divert them from feeding their
young. Never use playback to
attract a species during its
Send your sightings to the
County Bird Recorder and the
Birdtrack website (www.bto.org/
To read the full Birdwatchers’ Code,
go to www.rspb.org.uk.
Farmland, Park & Woodland
This is the most frequently
seen large bird of prey in the
UK. Often several may be
seen together, circling high
overhead with their shortish
tails fanned out. Most
common buzzards are
mid-brown, but some are
much darker and others
paler. In some areas you
may see them alongside red
kites, which are more rufous
with long, forked tails.
Its sweet, twittering, ceaseless ramble
of a song is a characteristic sound of
summer in meadows and on moorland,
but seeing a skylark is more
challenging than hearing one. The
male rises from near his nest on the
ground and flies straight up, extremely
high, singing all the while. You might
see him as a small dot against the blue
sky. Look out for perched skylarks on
fence posts; their pointed crests help
tell them apart from other smallish
Great Spotted WoodpeCker
Of the three woodpeckers
that breed in Britain, the
great spotted is the one seen
most often, especially in
with boldly marked blackand-white
plumage, it gives
itself away with its loud,
sharp ‘kick’ call, and its
territorial ‘drum-rolls’ on
tree trunks in spring. It is
also a fairly frequent visitor
If you see a bird
hovering very still for
a long spell, with fastbeating
wings and a
long, fanned-out tail,
that is almost
certainly a kestrel.
This small falcon
hunts mice and voles
in grassland, using its
hovering skill to hold
position while it
pinpoints where its
prey is, before
dropping down in a
black, while males
have grey heads and
Because of Britain’s geographic
position, climate and soil, much
of our countryside would
naturally be heavily wooded.
However woodland cover has
diminished greatly over the
centuries, but we are now
reversing this trend and
creating new woodlands,
to the benefit of some of our
Farmland, although managed
primarily to produce food rather
than to benefit wildlife, can also
be a wonderful wildlife habitat
and is home to many special
and much loved British birds.
Britain’s smallest bird, the goldcrest prefers
coniferous woodland to deciduous. Its tiny
size and needle-like bill enable it to pick
miniscule insects from in between conifer
needles – this food source is enough to
allow it to overwinter in Britain, unlike
most insect-eating birds which
migrate to warmer areas. Olive
green with a yellow, black-edged
crown, the goldcrest is
extremely lively and active,
and can be quite
This beautiful owl is easily recognised,
with its mostly white underparts and its
effortless, wafting, low-level flight on
long wings. It is primarily nocturnal but
may be seen hunting in late afternoon
and evening, especially in
summer when it has a nest
full of chicks to feed.
Many barn owls in
Britain nest in
they will also
Not all tree-climbing birds are
woodpeckers, and the
nuthatch is arguably a better
tree-climber than any
woodpecker, being able to run
head-first down a trunk as
well as up on its strong
legs with grapplinghook
claws. It has
and a long black eye-stripe,
and uses its long, strong
bill to crack open hard nuts
The largest and
most abundant of
British owls, the
tawny owl is
to see, as it is
and lives in wooded
habitats, where it is
when roosting by
day. You may hear
its wavering hoot at
where there are
some mature trees,
territories are being
established. It is
brown all over, with
a large round head
and dark eyes.
This gorgeously colourful woodland bird
is a member of the crow family, and is
reluctant to show off its beautiful pink,
blue and black-and-white plumage, being
shy and timid. You are most likely to see
jays in autumn, when they gather acorns
in large quantities to bury for later
consumption. Of course, some acorns
are never retrieved, so jays are also
responsible for planting many oak trees.
The first swallows arrive
back from Africa at the
end of March, and by early
May many farm buildings
will have nesting pairs in
situ. This migratory bird
has a delightful chuckling
song, and is striking in
appearance with its dark
creamy belly, red throat
and very long, forked tail.
Swallows often hunt
insects in cattle fields,
almost skimming the
grass as they catch their
prey in flight.
Top tips for
Be quiet! Don’t make any
1 sudden movements.
Birds are easily startled
by loud noises and will
flee to cover. It is almost
impossible to sneak up on
a bird, because birds hear
much better than human
Avoid brightly coloured
clothes. Many birds
have poor colour vision,
but bright clothes, like
whites, will contrast
with the surrounding
enhance the appearance
In woodlands, walk
3 slowly, pause often to
scan the treetops with
ears as much as
your eyes – learn the songs
and calls of the commoner
species and then a new
voice in the chorus will
stand out more.
Be patient. Birdwatching
is often 5
about waiting for the birds
to show themselves.
There are more than
6600 different types
of birds have been seen in
the UK so buy a pocket
book of birds to help you
Death of the dawn chorus
IF you are an early riser you will
be familiar with the dawn chorus.
And if you’re a late riser, no
doubt you think the birds sound
However 50 years ago it was
much louder and in that time
we’ve lost 40 million birds,
according to the RSPB.
The UK’s birds can be split
into three categories of
conservation importance –
red, amber and green.
The UK Red List keeps track
of how different species are
doing and those on the red list
(67 species) are in need of
The Red list criteria includes
globally threatened species
and UK species who are in
severe decline (at least 50%)
in breeding population over last
One in four birds are on that
list and many of the UK’s iconic
crooners are among them like
nightingales, skylarks and
cuckoos hence the death of
the dawn chorus.
Common garden birds
like starlings, song thrushes
and house sparrows are also
on the list.
Amber is the next most
critical group and includes
species in moderate decline (25
to 50 percent) with fewer than
3000 breeding pairs in the UK.
Species on the green list are
the least critical group that
occur regularly in the UK.
dr Mark Eaton, one of the RSPB’s Principal Conservation Scientists, is
responsible for collecting the data on bird conservation and numbers.
Mark and his team analyse hundreds of statistics from monitoring
schemes such as the Breeding Bird Survey and the Wetland Bird Survey.
Mark explains: “Thanks to thousands of volunteers – counting birds,
doing surveys, getting their data to organisations such as the RSPB,
BTO and WWT – birds are probably amongst the best monitored groups of
wildlife on the planet, and especially so in the UK.
“We produce lots of stats which enable us to assess whether each
species should go onto one of our lists of conservation concern.
“Either amber for moderate concern or red which are the ones we are
really worried about.
“To be on the red list you need to be a bird of highest conservation
concern, meaning you’re in a pretty bad way.
“You’ve declined very rapidly, you’re at risk of extinction globally, or
you are historically depleted, meaning you are at
much lower population levels that you were
in the past.”
* To see what you can do to help or
make a donation visit www.rspb.org.