Western Daily Press - 2021-10-16
Western Daily Press 2021-10-16


Western Daily Press


16. Oct 2021
120 Pages

inside opinion travel recipes books film SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 Also inside join janet hughes on the forest of dean sculpture trail in gloucestershire; we chat to eastender adam Woodyatt PLUS Your seven-day Tv GUIDE flower power meet the somerset flower farmeR extolling the virtues of nature and taking a step back to appreciate things

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 3 w hello there INSIDE. 15 8 fooD & DRINk Sweet potato shakshuka with pickled onions and more from Yotam Ottolenghi EDITOR Pip O’Shea pip.oshea@reachplc.com twitter: @piposhea TO ADVERTISE Tracie Simms tracie.simms@reachplc.com 01179343165 ON THE COVER Flower power Common Farm Flowers in somerset - see pages 10&11 picture copyright: Georgie newbery, Common Farm Flowers Like us on Facebook and follow westcountrylifemag on Instagram CorreCtions & Complaints If we have published anything that is factually inaccurate please contact the editor, Bill Martin, via email bill.martin@reachplc.com or write to The Editor, Western Daily Press, 1 Temple Way, Bristol, BS2 0BY. Once verified, we will correct it as soon as possible. The Western Daily Press newspaper is published by Local World, a subsidiary company of Reach PLC, which is a member of IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation. We adhere to the Editors’ Code of Practice as enforced by IPSO, who are contactable for advice at IPSO, GateHouse, 1 Farringdon Street, London EC4M 7LG. Website http://www.ipso.co.uk, telephone 0300 123 2220, email advice@ipso. co.uk If you have a complaint concerning a potential breach of the Code of Practice, we will deal with your complaint directly or IPSO can refer your complaint to us. Please go to http://www.@reachplc.com/ howtocomplain where you can view our Complaints Policy and Procedure. A ‘How to Complain’ pack is also available by writing to the Legal and Compliance Department, Reach PLC, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP. Yo UR gaRDEN Have fun in the garden this half-term with the children and make some seed bombs 16 what’S oN EastEnders’ stalwart Adam Woodyatt returns to the stage in Bath next week 18 what’S oN From Katie Piper to David Baddiel, we preview the Yeovil Literary Festival 30 tv hI ghlI ghtS I’m A Celebrity stars Beverley Callard and Jordan North have a new travel show IN Yo UR a REa Get everything you need to know about where you live with our app or via InYourArea.co.uk

4 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 opinion VOICES OF THE WEST COUNTRY Becky Sheaves My first job was in the village shop... at the age of 14. I was paid £1 an hour... which would be worth £3.45 today So Boris thinks the lower paid should earn more and that will sort out the economy. I have to say, it’s a nice idea. The pandemic has taught us that we really, really need shop workers, delivery drivers and carers - the sort of people who usually earn around the minimum wage mark. People who, in the modern economy of pre-Covid times, hadn’t been valued very highly at all. My first job was in the village shop in the Cornish village where I grew up, starting at the age of 14. I was paid £1 an hour, which an online inflation calculator tells me would be worth £3.45 today. Using the unique horseshoe index, I can tell you that back then, 16 hours of work on the tills and weighing out potatoes into 5lb bags gave me £16 to take home (in cash – I didn’t get a bank account until I went to university aged 18). This bought me a set of horseshoes for the stubborn old pony at the farm down the road. I was allowed to ride him, provided I paid for the shoes myself. Boris brazened out the fuel crisis at the Conservative Party conference by insisting that the current shortage of HGV drivers would be righted by training schemes and higher wages. The employment sectors hitherto filled by low-paid Romanians would fill up with happy, skilled Brits. Apparently, our overseas workers headed for home after being made to feel unwelcome due to Brexit (one point of view), or took their furlough money back to Bucharest where it goes further (another point of view). Either way, they are probably not going to rush back. Be that as it may, we are now short of people doing the sort of jobs that used to be called blue collar and are now known, rightly, as essential. Boris wants the unemployed and the under-employed to get training and take on these roles. Our small business here at the farm could employ someone through the Kickstarter Scheme and the Government would pay the whole of their first six months of wages. As a nation, he reckons that increased employment will mean our productivity will improve, wages will rise, tax receipts will go up and the cost of benefits to the nation will diminish. Sunny uplands indeed. Even so, I’m reluctant to take a Kickstarter on, fearing that they will be more trouble than they are worth. As any employer will tell you, there is nothing trickier than getting someone out of unemployment and into a useful, productive working routine. I’ve been there myself. Just give me a bit of time off and I soon become a lolling idiot, stopping for coffee and biscuits every half-hour, insisting on an afternoon nap and deeply committed to watching the whole of Bargain Hunt every lunchtime. Back in the day, before Poles and Bulgarians came over to show us the meaning of hard work, jobs such as veg picking, shop work, bacon packing etc were often done by two sets of workers. Firstly, the stay-at-home mums. In Cornwall, these were the people who showed up in January and February to pick daffodils. My mum did it and one memorable February half-term I joined her, aged 15. It was utterly back-breaking work, bending over in a sodden field with a chill Atlantic wind blasting up the back of my anorak. Paid by the bunch, I barely made enough to pay for the Marigold gloves protecting my hands from the daff sap. But the sturdy Cornish mums zipped up and down the rows, snapping the flowers into bunches of ten to be sent up to London on the train, making a serious contribution to their household finances. The other demographic group which pitched in to keep our economic show on the road back in the 1980s was the youngsters. Kids of 13 upwards all had part-time jobs in Cornwall back then - waitressing, cleaning, cooking, selling plastic Cornish piskies in gift shops. One summer, a friend and I worked in a small riding school, where we were paid pennies but could ride for hours taking “emmets” out on pony treks. We loved it. Nowadays most mums have proper jobs and work year-round, so they aren’t available for piece work in the fields like they used to be. But kids of 14, 15 or 16 are often sculling around with not nearly enough to do, if you ask me. I bet many would make great part-time employees. They are used to learning at school, after all, and are full of energy (once you get them out of bed in the morning). So can I suggest that, as well as offering Kickstarter schemes for the unemployed, we also look to the teenagers, too? I think it would do them, and us, a world of good – don’t you? ■■www.cuckoodownfarm.co.uk

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 5 opinion vOICes OF THe WesT COUnTRY roger evans I bought two yearling tups and a four-year-old. An old aunt had told me years ago ‘always have plenty of tups, boy!’ I voted to stay in europe, which makes me a remainer. I am aware that a remainer is some sort of lowlife, down there with the leppers in the scheme of things. I wouldn’t have voted to join, which is a very different question altogether, but I voted to stay because I felt safer if I had the comfort of militant continental farmers, especially French, on my side. I know that is a selfish attitude but I still think that UK agriculture will have a difficult time in the future, time will tell. I thought that the sheep industry would be the first casualty because so much of their output finds its way into europe. I got that completely wrong, sheep prices this year have been at record levels, I know farmers that sell yearling breeding ewes at this time of year, they always have done, and if you had told them two or three years ago that they would get over £200 for them, they would never have believed you. Autumn is the start of the sheep year, it’s when you buy ewes and tups. I haven’t had sheep for years but I used to love going to sheep sales, and I still miss it. The last ewe sale I went to was with a friend of mine, he wanted to buy some Nelson ewes. Nelson is a village in the South Wales valleys just south of Merthyr. Around there they have their own sort of Welsh ewe. They are slightly bigger than the normal Welsh ewe, they are very good milky mothers and have a reputation for getting out of anywhere. They will climb over fences, they will climb over gates. If they can’t climb over a gate, they will lie on their backs and wriggle under it. They mostly have a tan face, which distinguishes them. At the sale, several ewes had jumped out of their pens and were making their way back up the mountain, no one seemed too bothered by this. one lady, who was selling ewes, told me that if you had some in the freezer, not to leave the lid open too long or they would jump out! I well remember the last time I bought some tups. I needed two but I bought three. The very last thing you need in a tup is if it injures itself fighting. It’s usually oK if they clash heads, they seem to do that all day and there is often a fearsome crack but rarely is harm done. What you don’t want is for them to miss their heads and hurt their shoulders or if one turns away and gets a blow in its back leg. When these tups are serving ewes you want them mobile you don’t want them on three legs. If you went to a sale there was a good chance that you would buy tups off different vendors and they would fight. They never seemed to fight in the trailer – you could keep them separate and if you couldn’t, the motion of the trailer and keeping their balance seemed to preoccupy them. But I gave this fighting some thought. In my workshop I had five gallons of clean sheep dip and a watering can. The theory was that strange tups would fight anyway – they didn’t like the look of the other tups, they were strangers. But if they all smelt the same, they wouldn’t fight as much. So I filled the watering can up with sheep dip before I went to the sale, and the idea was that I would put some dip on the tups before I let them out into the field and they wouldn’t fight so much because they all smelt the same. I bought two yearling tups and a four-yearold. An old aunt had told me years ago “always have plenty of tups, boy!” I need, to put some perspective on this and although I can’t remember what I paid, it was £300ish for the yearling and £60 for the four-year-old, it was that sort of proportion. When I got them home, I let them into a loosebox and went straight away to fetch the watering can, which was only next door. How long was I away, 10 seconds, 30. Certainly not a minute. When I got back the two yearlings were dead. The four-year-old had the whole watering can of dip over him but I doubt it taught him a lesson. I had to go and buy another tup next week. I only bought one and I only paid £60 for it. Sheep farming was ever thus.

6 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 opinion VOICES OF THE WEST COUNTRY ROB CAMPBELL Friends who have already entered their seventh decade (it hurts just to type it) say there is much to look forward to aside from bowls 60 is the new 50, or 40, or something like that just as orange was once the new black and everything is the new something even when it’s not really. For anyone else heading towards a landmark birthday, there is also supposedly some comfort in believing that it’s just a number. That’s true, but 60 is such a big number. These attempts at profound thoughts came as I was wobbling along on one of those rented e-scooters to Temple Meads station after an evening of fundraising lawn bowls at Greville Smyth park in South Bristol. The scooting was a bid to make me look young, after some raised eyebrows from my better half about the venture into bowls. That game, I was told, is for old men and you are only 59 point something. My late father, I was reminded, played bowls as part of his carefully staged reduction of exercise as he aged. Badminton until the heart groaned, then golf until the knees ached, then bowls until even that hurt, followed by cribbage. Then off to the great lawn in the sky, for it turned out bowls had been his favourite game of all. Perhaps he knew that, despite what people think, it wasn’t a stuffy activity just for old people. Down in South Bristol, the players included teenagers, at least two genders and a couple of dogs. Some of them, and not just the dogs, even had hair. There were no white coats or funny hats, and even the chap acting as umpire with a range of curious hand signals confessed he was making it all up. With the warmest of welcomes, lots of laughs, and a few pints of Bath Ales’ Gem at £2.50 a go, it was hard to go wrong, except by trying to scoot afterwards. Friends who have already entered their seventh decade (it hurts just to type it) say there is much to look forward to aside from bowls. Sixty-somethings can save a third on train fares, travel free on buses in some areas, get cheap ferry tickets to the Isle of Wight, and other discounts at a list of businesses dominated by opticians, garden centres and chemists. There’s the future: gardening, peering, medicating, waiting for buses, and taking slow boats to England’s quietest backwaters. Bowls sounds exciting by comparison and a fine way to while away the hours waiting for the state pension at 67, unless they move it off into the distance again. In the meantime, my birthday must be on a list because the old folks’ junk mail has already started arriving. I could soon be the owner of dentures, a reserved slot in a care home and a funeral plan. Old chaps can also buy trousers with elasticated waists plus reinforced pockets for the rattling of keys, which is something we are supposed to do while whistling. Most of the adverts do their best to present a golden age, mainly by using models who look magically old but young. Retirement homes are the funniest. According to the publicity photographs, they are populated mainly by gorgeous widows with lustrous hair, shiny white smiles, a few carefully drawn-on wrinkles and, inappropriately, come-hither smiles. Then there are the adverts promoting stairlifts and those baths with doors on for people who can’t move easily. The same women appear in the photos, looking like they could run up and down the stairs before leaping over the side of the tub taking a toy boy with them. The reality is likely to be less glamorous. I have stupidly been resisting getting membership of the National Trust, because it feels like something old people do, but we now visit so many of their places we could save money on the member parking alone. More importantly, it would save squinting at the parking machines on which all the writing is tiny. And walking back to the car to look at the registration number, then forgetting it on the way back to the machine, forgetting which pocket contains the spare change, and not being able to remember the PIN for the card option. Everything is not just tiny when you’re approaching 60 but bright and noisy too, so bedtimes increasingly involve wearing an eye mask, ear plugs and those sticky strips that go across one’s nose to stop snoring. Wearing them all at once is an interesting look, and I will try it if I ever meet one of those Felicity Kendall look-alikes portrayed in the junk mail. For now it’s just a matter of counting the days and then remembering what number you’ve got up to, before forgetting about the whole thing because it is just a number even if you can’t recall exactly which one.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 7 Food & Drink CHRIS RUNDLE Chris rundle has some triCks up his sleeve to make the most of the sometimes tasteless ChiCken breast chicken breasts, ham & mozzarella (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS Four trimmed chicken breasts; four slices prosciutto; four bunches cherry tomatoes on the vine; half an onion; leaves from a small bunch of basil; two balls mozzarella; four handfuls washed and drained salad leaves; tablespoon fresh chopped oregano; olive oil; sea salt; freshly ground black pepper METHOD 1. Using a very sharp knife, make six deep incisions across each chicken breast. 2. Drain the mozzarella and cut into slices, roll up the prosciutto and cut into strips and stuff a little of each into each incision, adding some basil leaves as you go. 3. Heat the oven to 180C gas mark 4 and place the breasts in a lightly oiled large, shallow oven-proof dish. scatter the oregano over the top. 4. wash and dry the tomatoes, quarter the onion and add to the dish, season well, drizzle with olive oil and roast for 20 minutes. 5. serve on beds of salad leaves, dressed with a lemon juice and olive oil vinaigrette. ricotta-stuffed chicken breasts (Serves 4) Let Chris inspire you with his chicken breast recipes INGREDIENTS Four trimmed chicken breasts; ten sprigs each parsley and basil; 200g ricotta; 50g freshly grated parmesan; 45g pine nuts; five tablespoons olive oil; teaspoon Cajun spice; sea salt; freshly ground black pepper METHOD 1. Using a sharp knife, form a pocket in each chicken breast, taking care not to cut all the way through. 2. Mix the olive oil, spice and some salt and pepper in a bowl, cover the chicken with the mix, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and fry each breast for three minutes each side until lightly browned. Transfer to kitchen paper to drain. 3. Chop the herbs and crush the pine nuts and mix with the ricotta, parmesan, and some salt and pepper. 4. Heat the oven to 180C gas mark 4. stuff the chicken breasts with the ricotta mix, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes. 5. serve with a tomato and onion salad. SwIngs and roundabouts. Every silver lining has a cloud in front of it. If it looks too good to be true it probably is. And much more could I write in the same vein about chicken breast. Our grandparents – for whom chicken was but a twice (or thrice) yearly treat – would stare in amazement today at the rows of chicken breasts in packs of two or more lining the chilled shelves. They would think they had arrived in some sort of Promised Land. Until they sampled the contents of those packs and found the meat so insipid, so devoid of taste that it risked sucking in the flavour from anything it was placed near, like a black hole sucks in light. For unless you are prepared to invest in corn-fed, free-range chicken breast from a small producer (and it is, I promise you, worth every penny if you can locate such a product) then you are not going to find much about a chicken breast to exactly enthral the taste buds. which, considering you are paying top dollar for this particular element of the chicken, is a bit of a frost. On the other hand chicken breasts are undeniably convenient. And pretty much waste-free. And versatile. And quick to cook. And there’s the silver lining. If you want chicken meat with flavour you should go for the dark meat and buy chicken thighs, which will return your investment far more generously and require only the minimum amount of gussying up to achieve a decent result. Chicken breast, you have your work cut out, with the attendant risk that the more heavily flavoured the ingredients you put with it – even to the extent of a simple tomato and onion sauce – the less you can taste the chicken until it reaches the point that you are just chewing lumps of uninteresting and frankly unappetising protein and might as well be eating tofu. On reflection, I wish to withdraw that observation: there is nothing quite as unpleasant as eating tofu and even comparing the most lacklustre variety of chicken breast to it is an unwarranted insult to the bird it came from. so how should we make the most of a handy cut of meat which, with the judicious use of the defrosting button on the microwave and a little dexterity on the worktop and at the stove, can be brought from frozen to a piping hot meal in less than 30 minutes and thus more than justifies its freezer space? I would suggest spending a little extra and going at least for corn-fed chicken, trading up to free-range for special occasion cooking. The few bob extra will be well worth it and will more than reward you in the quality of the finished product. You will also have that satisfaction of having supported a production regime which ensures poultry have a decent outdoor existence before they head for the table – and, conversely, of not having supported chickenrearing systems which still cram unacceptably large numbers of birds into too-small spaces and contribute significantly to the still unacceptable levels of animal cruelty we inflict in the interests of keeping ourselves fed. Enough of the sermon. Mangiare! chicken nuggets with home-made ketchup (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS 500g chicken breast meat; three eggs; 40g butter; 150g cornflakes; 80g plain white flour; teaspoon each paprika and salt; half a teaspoon cayenne pepper For the ketchup: 200g peeled, de-seeded and chopped tomatoes; one onion; one garlic clove; two teaspoons sugar; 50ml cider vinegar; two tablespoons olive oil; teaspoon Dijon mustard; half a teaspoon allspice; sea salt; freshly ground black pepper METHOD 1. For the nuggets, place the cornflakes in a plastic bag and crush roughly with a rolling pin. Transfer to a shallow dish and mix in the paprika and cayenne. 2. Beat the eggs in another dish and place the flour in another. 3. Cut the chicken into cubes and roll each in the flour, then the egg and finally the cornflakes, then repeat the process to give a generous coating. Transfer to a dish, cover and chill. 4. For the ketchup, peel and chop the onion and garlic. Heat two tablespoons olive oil in a pan and sweat the onion for ten minutes. Add the garlic and the remainder of the ingredients, mix well, cover and simmer very gently for 30 minutes. 5. Puree with a stick blender, then continue simmering gently for another 30 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken slightly. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool. 6. Melt the butter in a frying pan and cook the chicken nuggets over a brisk flame, then turn down the heat and cook for a further five minutes. Drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with salt before serving.

8 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 Food & Drink RAISE A GLASS WITH JANE CLARE Another month, another hashtag. I can’t remember if it’s Stoptober or Sobertober (did I make that one up?) If you’re taking on a health challenge in October then my sincerest best wishes, and best of luck to you. I’m afraid I’ve got the backbone of a jellyfish and not much willpower. But I can give you a guiding hand on the sober October... Cornwall’s High Point Drinks has launched, it says, the world’s first premium non-alcoholic fermented aperitif High Point Ruby. A sister sip is the digestif High Point Amber. For your benefit, I sipped the High Point Ruby (£19.99, 70cl bottle, online at High Point Drinks and Amazon). I’m told Cornish spring water, tea leaves and other botanicals from the Cornish countryside have been blended and then fermented. High Point’s vision – through its founder Eddie Lofthouse – is “to take a stand for flavour and to become famous for making exceptional non-alcoholic fermented drinks”. A simple serving suggestion for the ruby is to combine one part High point and four parts tonic water with a slice of pink grapefruit. It has a kick of aromas similar to the dry, herby, savoury nose of an Italian aperitivo. A bitterness and spice runs through on the palate. I can definitely see it pairing really well with a slice of grapefruit as a pre-dinner sip. But ah, no stop-tobering for me! Here are two sauvignon blancs from two different continents. From South Africa: Bruce Jack Sauvignon Blanc is this week reduced to £5.75 at Asda until December 12. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Bruce Jack range. They’re decent wines and not difficult to enjoy. This Savvie B is created from grapes grown in different areas, and a “secret” ingredient is that 10% of the blend is from Elim on the southern tip of Africa. The grapes grow in the freshness of coastal air and produce some good quality sauvignon blanc wines. From Marlborough, New Zealand comed The Doctors’ Sauvignon Blanc (RRP £11.95-£12.50, including Tesco, Booths, and Majestic). The wine, surprisingly, is only 9.5% abv. The producer Forrest Wines has been committed to producing lower-alcohol wines in the Doctors’ range. Flavour isn’t lost, and that punchy, classic note of an NZ sauvignon blanc is still very much there and making a statement. ■■Jane is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers. Find her on social media and online as One Foot in the Grapes. Given the time it takes to research, compile and publish a recipe book, most of the titles hitting book shops right now started life long before the pandemic began. Shelf Love is different. The first Ottolenghi Test Kitchen cookbook – co-authored by founder Yotam Ottolenghi and head of the OTK (as it’s known) Noor Murad, with recipe contributions from other team members – was conceived during the UK’s first lockdown, as an ode to ‘that one shelf in the back of your pantry’ (or fridge or freezer) where all kinds of pulses, grains, condiments, spices and other culinary surprises lie in wait. “Noor and I were having these conversations... and it became really clear that something really quite dramatic is happening,” Yotam says, thinking back to spring 2020. “People were really excited about the subject that we were were covering in this book, which is kind of rediscovering their kitchens, rediscovering old simple ingredients that you can get in abundance.” The Israeli-born chef, writer and restauranteur was unwell with Covid when the OTK – the recipe testing and writing hub, located under a railway arch in London’s Camden – was forced to close in the March. “It wasn’t as bad as other people got it, but it was bad enough for me not to be able to do anything for two or three weeks. Luckily, I didn’t need to go to hospital... I felt very sorry for myself for that period; it was pretty tough,” he recalls of being struck with the virus. With their founder out of action, Noor and the rest of the team shuttered the kitchen, and went their separate ways to wait out lockdown. “But we stayed very connected with, you know, the beauty of social media and Zoom calls,” says Noor, who returned to her native Bahrain. That was when cookbook inspiration struck. “Raiding!” is what Shelf Love is all about, she adds. “Emptying out your shelves, using up what you have, being quite creative and playful with recipes, replacing certain spices with others based on what you have at home.” ZA’ATAR SALMON AND TAHINI Serves 4 As any Ottolenghi fan would expect, Middle Eastern flavours loom large, as do vegetarian dishes, like chickpeas cacio e pepe and sweet potato shakshuka, as well as carnivorous delights like sesame-crusted feta and black lime beef skewers. The 52-year-old, who moved to London in 1997 to study pastry making at Le Cordon Bleu, says he’s noticed a “real shift” in attitudes towards food since he arrived: “You go to the supermarket, the most popular thing in a tub is humous – it’s not coleslaw.” The chef himself is partly responsible for the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine in the UK. After founding his eponymous delicatessen in Notting Hill in 2002 – which introduced customers to ingredients like za’atar, Ingredients: 4 salmon fillets (600g), skin on; 2 tbsp za’atar; 2 tsp sumac, plus ½ tsp extra for sprinkling; 60ml olive oil; 250g baby spinach; 90g tahini; 3 garlic cloves, crushed; 3½ tbsp lemon juice; 1½ tbsp roughly chopped coriander leaves; Salt and black pepper Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 220°C fan. Dry salmon and sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a bowl, combine the za’atar and sumac. Sprinkle over salmon to create a crust. 2. Place a saute pan on a medium heat and tahini and pomegranate molasses – the Test Kitchen opened the same year, followed by two more delis, two Ottolenghi eateries, as well as the trendy Rovi and Nopi restaurants. What was it like being a business owner during the pandemic, when restaurants were forced to close for months at a time? “It was very traumatic, very difficult, very painful,” Yotam recalls. “I never thought it would come to that moment. But now, I’m glad to say that we are almost back to normal. Luckily, we haven’t had to shut anything and the business is doing well.” Those dark days gave him a renewed sense of gratitude: “I think that’s the kind of trauma that stays with you. Everybody experienced that with the pan- demic, but in their own worlds and in their own ways. For me, it’s just, I don’t take anything for granted anymore.” Both chefs agree that lockdown gave them one unexpected gift – more time with loved ones. Yotam admits the “sophistication of my palate [went] down dramatically during that period” due to “a lot of stodge” eaten while catering to Max, eight, and Flynn, six, his sons with husband Karl. He adds: “Being at home with my family was just lovely. We really got to spend quality time getting to know each other, doing things that we haven’t done before – nature walks and things like that. And it’s just been really precious.” ■■Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love by Noor Murad and Yotam Ottolenghi is pubished by Ebury Press, priced £25. SHELF LIFE: Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad Cupboard love Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad talk to Katie Wrightabout how rediscovering simple kitchen staples in lockdown inspired their new cookbook add oil. Add the spinach and salt and pepper and cook for two minutes to wilt. 3. Top with the salmon, skin side down, and drizzle the top of the fish with two tablespoons of oil. Bake for five minutes. 4. Whisk together tahini, garlic, lemon juice, a good pinch of salt and 100ml of water until smooth and quite runny. 4. Pour the tahini all around the salmon. Bake for another five minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the tahini is bubbling. Spoon remaining lemon, oil and sumac on top.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 9 Food & Drink sweet potato shakshuka with sriracha butter (Serves 4) SESAME-CRUSTED FETA WITH BLACK LIME HONEY SYRUP (Serves 8) Ingredients: 1kg sweet potatoes, skin on and scrubbed clean; 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into rounds; 2 tbsp lemon juice; 3tbsp olive oil; 150g mature cheddar, roughly grated; 3 garlic cloves, crushed; 1 tsp cumin seeds, roughly crushed with a pestle and mortar; 8 medium eggs; 25g unsalted butter; ¾tbsp sriracha; tbsp picked fresh coriander leaves, with some stem attached; Salt and black pepper Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C fan. Poke the sweet potatoes all over with a fork and place them on a medium, parchment-lined baking tray. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Set aside to cool and turn the oven down to 180°C fan. 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the onion, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and set aside. 3. Remove the cooked potato skins and tear them into roughly 4cm pieces. Transfer the potato flesh to a large bowl. Place the skins back on the baking tray and toss with one tablespoon of oil, salt and pepper. Bake for eight minutes. Cool. 4. Use a fork to mash the potato flesh until smooth, then add the cheddar, garlic, cumin, 1 tsp n of oil, the remaining lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix. 5. Swirl oil in a lidded frying pan. Spoon in the mashed potato mixture. Place on a medium-high heat and leave to cook for about seven minutes. Turn heat to medium and make eight wells in the potato mixture, breaking an egg into each. Cover with the lid and cook until the whites are set and yolks are still runny. 6. While the eggs are cooking, put the butter and sriracha into a small saucepan on a medium heat and cook until the butter has melted, whisking. Remove the mixture from the heat before it starts to bubble. 7. When ready, spoon the sriracha butter all over the eggs, then top with a good handful of the crispy potato skins and pickles. Serve right away, with more potato skins. Ingredients: 22 blocks of Greek feta (360g), each cut into 4 triangles (8 triangles in total); 35g rice flour (or plain flour if gluten-free flour not needed); 1 large egg, well beaten; 100g mixed black and white sesame seeds, lightly toasted; 2tbsp olive oil; ½ tbsp picked lemon thyme leaves, or regular thyme leaves For the syrup: 120g runny honey; 1tsp ground black lime (optional); 3 lemons – one juiced to get 1 tbsp and the other two left whole Method: 1. Line a shallow baking dish (or baking tray with a slight lip), about 30cm x 20cm in size, with baking parchment. 2. Pat dry the feta pieces, then dip each piece in the flour, gently shaking off the excess. Coat in the egg, followed by the sesame seeds, making sure the feta pieces are completely coated. Transfer each piece to your prepared dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or longer if time allows. 3. Preheat the oven to 220°C fan. Drizzle the coated feta pieces with the oil and bake from cold, for 18 minutes, very gently flipping the pieces over halfway, or until golden and warmed through. 4. While the feta is baking, put the honey and black lime, if using, into a small saucepan on a medium-high heat. Once it starts to bubble, turn the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until it turns a deep amber caramel, about six minutes. Take off the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Set aside to cool. 5. Use a small, sharp knife to peel and segment the remaining two lemons and stir the segments into the honey mixture. 6. When ready, pour the lemon syrup directly over the feta in the baking dish, sprinkle with the thyme and serve at once, straight from the dish.

10 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 Big Interview ‘I like to play hard with colour’ Georgie Newbery’s bouquets and hard-earned advice for small rural businesses have won her many fans. She tells BEE BAILEY about daring colour combinations and putting the planet before profit IT’S the small hours of the morning, long before breakfast, or anybody else is up. Georgie Newbery is out in her cut flower patch with her border terrier, Teacake. Drinking in the peace and tranquillity, she surveys the fruits of her hard work; camassia, limonium and calendula, beautifully sculptural dahlias, soft scented roses, the little teacup-shaped flowers of cobaea scandens, and an abundance of sweet peas. The patch next door, left wild to entice wildlife, is alive with dragonflies, ladybirds, butterflies and bees. Charms of goldfinches, a couple of jays and three or four pairs of green woodpeckers fly between the trees. Flower farmer Georgie is most definitely not one for blowing her own trumpet. But at this time of day, when she has time alone to take it all in, she positively revels in its glory. “The thing that I really do love is walking round the garden on my own, when nobody’s around, early in the morning in the summer when the whole world is mine,” she says. “Sometimes you think, ‘wow, this looks really fantastic; it’s amazing. Look at this everybody, this is amazing!’ “I quite often have groups of people here who are thinking about taking up farming their garden for flowers. I had one in early August and we set off to walk round the garden and the place was humming, I mean actually humming. “There were brimstone butterflies, there were all the Vanessa butterflies, the peacocks, the red admirals and the tortoiseshell, there were speckled wood butterflies, all fluttering around, and dragonflies and damselflies and ladybirds – I’d never seen ladybirds like it. It was just one of the days when everything was out. You walk around and you count the kinds of bees and you think, ‘wow, that’s really quite something to have that many different kinds of bees’.” Common Farm Flowers was started by Georgie and her husband, artist Fabrizio Boccha, 11 years ago. A writer by trade, Georgie spent her early career working for American Vogue in Paris, then for fashion designer John Galliano, before bagging a three-book deal for her novels and going on to television programme development. Then she fell in love with Fabrizio, moved to Somerset and had two children, now aged 14 and 12. Her passion for growing sweet peas, learned from her mother, regularly saw the extra stems for sale in a wheelbarrow outside the house. Then a friend sent her a bouquet by post and she had her lightbulb If you don’t have long, tufty grass you won’t have mice and voles, and if you don’t have voles, you won’t have owls. If you kill all the nettles there will not be any of the Vanessa butterflies. Georgie Newbery moment – she would grow bouquets. And she did it with aplomb. Arranging flowers at the kitchen table of their farmhouse that’s “between fashionable Bruton and up-and-coming Wincanton”, it could have remained a relatively small rural business but Georgie harnessed the power of social media early on, and with her ebullient personality earned a legion of loyal followers who love her charm, her flowers and the wise business advice she dispenses with such warmth and wit. Now she grows 250,000 stems per year, making bouquets for locals, doing wedding and funeral flowers and running a whole host of workshops. Over the last decade, Georgie, 54, has worked out how to run the business effectively and ensure she’s not bogged down with the jobs she dislikes and can spend her time on the things she excels at – flowers and selling. Flower farming, she says, is quite definitely not right for someone who needs nine cups of coffee to get going in the morning, nor for someone who wants to potter in the garden for an hour or two. It’s a business that takes commitment, “spectacular organisation” and a good dollop of hard work. When the first UK lockdown hit, the business was temporarily thrown in to turmoil. The weddings went, the in-person workshops went, and they were left with just the bouquets, which rocketed. It was like Mothering Sunday with no help every week. After a mad year, Georgie took the opportunity to reassess and decided to only sell her flowers locally, instead of sending them out countrywide.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 11 Big Interview Georgie Newbery likes to ‘play hard with colour’, mixing bright stems that others may not put together. All images copyright: Georgie Newbery, Common Farm Flowers “I’d never worked so hard as I did last year,” she says. “This May, it was all revving up to do the same thing and I stopped and said, ‘I’m not doing it’. This is a lifestyle business and I need to make a profit because otherwise the roof will fall off my house and my children won’t be able to eat but I don’t need to kill myself.” With a little more time, she’s able to really enjoy the creativity of her work, particularly making beautiful bouquets. “I love putting absurd combinations of flowers together that if one described it in advance one would say ‘no I don’t want that’ – purple and orange, with pink and yellow and red,” she says. “I like to play hard with colour and I don’t like flowers to be too pretty. In France if a woman is handsome she’s called a jolie laide, which means she’s interesting and she’s not just a pretty face – I think flowers should be the same. If they are less ‘pretty, pretty’, then one will look at them more.” One of the most important things for Common Farm Flowers is putting the planet before profit, while making sure they can afford school shoes and shoring up their “constantly falling down” farmhouse, of course. They came to the farm in 2004 and gardened organically from day one, leaving half the seven-acre plot wild and planting half a mile of hedgerow to attract wildlife. Initially there were only slugs but in the last few years the farm has 100 per cent more wildlife every year. “My husband Fabrizio, his dream is to have an area of space which is entirely friendly to invertebrates,” Georgie says. “His father was a great botanist, one of those people who used to put a square of wood down on a bit of meadow and count the varieties of different species growing in that metre square. From an early age Fabrizio learned to stand bent double, eyeing up the ground for rare species. “If you want to find Fabrizio in the spring, he’ll be in the meadow; you’ll see this hunched-up figure bending over what to anybody else would just look like flat sward and he’s jumping up and down with excitement because he can see orchids popping up. The business makes it possible for all of that wild to exist here,” she says. “The point of the exercise is not just to make a living but to have a space where the invertebrates can thrive because if the invertebrates can thrive then the rest of the food chain, including us, can thrive. “If you don’t have long, tufty grass you won’t have mice and voles, and if you don’t have voles, you won’t have owls. If you kill all the nettles there will not be any of the Vanessa butterflies. If you kill all the slugs, then there will be nothing for the toads and the hedgehogs to eat. In the first few years you will lose a row of cabbages but if you let the wildlife build up in your garden, you will end up with a balance.” Online, Georgie works hard to sell Flower farmer Georgie Newbery Seeing the early morning sun lighting up the cut flower patch is enough to make Georgie Newbery’s heart happy the business, with engaging workshops and demos on Instagram and YouTube, teaching people about growing and harvesting flowers and the secrets of running a lifestyle business. Everything she does is about encouraging others to grow. And although she says it’s definitely “not all skipping through the long grass” at the farm, she makes everything look wonderful. “In Social Media Land, flower farming is heaven on earth and we’re all very jolly all the time, and that is my job – to look cheerful and jolly,” Half of the seven-acre site at Common Farm Flowers has been left wild to attract a host of invertebrates, like the buff-tailed bumblebee she says. “Everybody has a bad day, and everybody gets tired, everybody has knockbacks and everybody has family responsibilities that invade their time, but so long as one acknowledges that, it’s fine. “I want to draw people in so that more people will want to grow flowers, that’s my mission. And if I can do that, well then, happy days.” The secret to how Georgie juggles everything so successfully is time management. “There’s a whole thing about people being successful if they’re busy and I don’t like the word ‘busy’ at all – I’m over the word ‘busy’. I think the word we should be focusing on is ‘productive’. If I work a 70-hour week, which I quite often do, and I’m productive then that’s brilliant; well done, top marks, cheer! If I work a 70-hour week and at the end of the week I’m just knackered and I haven’t really achieved anything because I’ve been chasing my tail, then more fool me.” Today she is planting a pocketful of bulbs at a time to make the task less overwhelming. You might expect that a flower farmer’s home would be filled with blooms tumbling out of jugs and vases in every room but Georgie never cuts flowers just for herself. “But,” she says, “in the spring, I’m sorry guys but the first sweet pea goes on my kitchen table, the first rose goes on my kitchen table, and the first dahlia goes on my kitchen table. When I’ve got enough to share with other people I will, but that first sweet pea I walk around with it in my hand, sniffing it like a drug addict all day.” ■ GeorGie Newbery has two books – The Flower Farmer’s Year and Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers. Her workshops and demonstrations are held online and in person. They include planning a successful lifestyle business, creating a perennial wildflower meadow and sowing annuals for a lovely summer of flowers. Call 01963 32883, book online at www. commonfarmflowers.com or follow @commonfarmflowers on instagram. Bouquets are available for collection or delivery in BA postcodes from April to September.

12 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 Review Janet Hughes pictured at the end of the trail - but did she find all the sculptures? Trailblazer Map in hand and happy memories springing to mind, JAneT hughes returns to the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail to see if she – unlike many others – can track down all 16 of the site’s artworks moST people’s reaction would have been disbelief that I was actually being paid to do it, followed by a comment such as: “Nice work if you can get it.” But my husband knew straight away why I was quibbling about the following day’s assignment which basically involved taking a long walk in the countryside on a beautiful September morning. “oooooh, what are you going to do if you have to kill one of your sacred cows?” he asked when I told him I’d been asked to check out the Trip Advisor reviews with a visit to Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, in Gloucestershire. over the years the once muchloved 4.5-mile trail has split our family as much as it has divided online reviewers. Some of my fondest memories are of watching the kids making dens in the woods, and the brilliance of the light show laid on to mark the end of foot and mouth disease in the Forest of Dean still shines bright in my mind’s eye. But as the daughters grew up they tended to side with my husband, who became bored of trailing round Beechenhurst looking for what he so often dismissed as a pile of old stones or an unusual looking plank of wood. After several failed attempts to find the favourite Melissa’s Swing, a real swing which had been quietly taken down by the Forestry Commission, nobody wanted to go back. There always seemed to be somewhere else to go instead. And once the Giant’s Chair had been burned down, well that was it. No more persuading them to go on family walks to “boring, boring” Beechenhurst. They were so over it. Yet where else could you enjoy a family day out with a playpark and the possibility of seeing wild boar for the price of a parking ticket? The woodlands are cool in summer, stunning when clothed in winter frosts and you’d be hard pushed to find better scenery with art thrown in for free. Deep down though, I knew some of the criticisms levelled by the family and those TripAdvisor reviewers were justified. Like so many others, we had long given up trying to follow the official route and when you did stumble across them, the artworks were always a bit hit and miss. So after a few years’ absence it was back to Beechenhurst to see how many of the 16 permanent sculptures I could find on my own and view them with new eyes, as well as pick up any useful tips our readers might find handy. The verdicts are here but bear in mind they come from someone who has had wrapping paper in a large frame on their living room wall for 20 years because they couldn’t decide on a picture to go in it. The ArrivAl As this is where the visitor experience begins, the critics seem right to say it is a confusing start. Although it wasn’t quite zombie movie material, there were quite a few people wandering around looking lost and asking where they could find a map or pay for parking (it is up by the cafe if you were wondering). Turned out the ranger’s hatch was closed and the cafe had run out of £1 guides, but they were giving out A4 photocopies to anyone who asked. At the start of the trail there was a queue of people trying to photograph the large map and debate whether to go the whole 4.5 miles or take one of two shortcuts. Two women at the front told me this was their second trip. At first they Like so many others we had long given up trying to follow the official route and when you did stumble across them, the artworks were always a bit hit and miss Janet Hughes’ memories of doing the trail with her family got lost and only saw two sculptures. Easily done. Although the purple signs are much improved, at the start there’s a mish-mash of signs for the permanent sculpture trail, the temporary sculpture trail and the gruffalo trail. Unless you know where you are going, you could easily take a wrong path. Luckily I knew my way to base camp and the large wildflower paintings in the trees gave it a festival feel and made the uphill trek to the top less arduous. Fellow walkers also seemed quite taken with a badger-shaped shelter and a canopy made of 1,600 recycled plastic bottles, so it’s safe to assume the short family trail of eight temporary sculptures has been a success. 1. ToTems Artist Alicja Baila never stood a chance with these three brightly covered totem poles which have been promoted from the temporary trail to top billing because Heart of Stone by Tim Lees is out of bounds due to ongoing tree felling. Michelangelo could have put his David on this hilltop with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and it still would not have been good enough. Totems are in the spot once

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 13 Review occupied by the Giant’s Chair, which was probably the best-loved piece on the trail until it was pulled down and burned for health and safety reasons some years ago. Formally known as Place, plans to replace it with an impressive ten metre-high, ten metre-wide structure by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva dragged on for years before being abandoned. VERDICT: Doesn’t have the wow factor needed for this prime spot. Not sure what does. Another Giant’s Chair? 2. yasasin, by PoMona ZiPser 2016 It took some to-ing and fro-ing before myself and some others eventually found the purple sign pointing me in the right direction from Totems to this large, white, weirdly-shaped wooden piece which translates into Turkish as ‘Hooray’. The sign was behind some bushes and the route appears to merge with a gruffalo trail diversion so you have to concentrate and check several A4 notes pinned to trees to stay on the right track. Apparently you are supposed to move around Hooray to view the forest from different perspectives, but some people seem to have found carving their name into the wood to be more satisfying. VERDICT: Interesting but not quite ‘Hurrah’. 3. soiL unsoiLed Khady gueye and ZaKiya MCKenZie 2021 Luckily, one of several groups gathered at the white gate trying to get their bearings, pointed out the obscured purple sign showing the way to sculptures numbers three and four. Saying you like this dark monolith etched in gold with a poem that contemplates one person’s experience of racial inequality in the Forest of Dean leaves you open to accusations of “wokedom”. But who cares? I actually did like it. And I wasn’t the only one. Taller and more impressive than I expected from the photographs, on the day I went a number of visitors were standing around and taking time to read the poem. VERDICT: It’s clearly speaking to people so it’s up to you if you want to listen or not. 4. Fire & Water boats, david nash 1986 It’s tempting to glimpse these little canoes carved by hand from a single piece of wood through the trees and walk on by. Several people did. If you are sure-footed enough, venture into this little glade. Sit down and take a few minutes to admire the way they blend into the landscape and listen to the running water in the man-made stream diverting water from the forest mines. VERDICT: My favourite, but a word of caution; don’t stay too long if you have a weak bladder because there’s lots of running water but no toilets on the trail. 5. iron road, Keir sMith 1986 This is where things started to go a bit wrong. Emerging from the woodland on to the shared cycle and walking path, a purple sign pointed back towards the white gates where I had just come from. Yet the map seemed to suggest the 20 railway sleepers that represent the train line that used to carry coal and iron from the Forest of Dean were a short walk in the opposite direction. After much dithering back and forth there was only one thing to do – ask someone. Thanks to a local cyclist I turned right and found the path with the embedded railway sleepers which kids of all ages will love to walk along. The sleepers have carvings relating to hunting, charcoal burning and other forest activities but if you tried to play that guessing game you’d be there all day. VERDICT: Great for the kids but make sure you follow the arrows and not the map. 6. searCher, soPhie ryder 1988 After ages trying to spot this lifesized, wire animal sculpture in the woodlands, I gave up. Maybe it was the wrong spot but what is the point wasting time looking for fake deer in the Forest of Dean when there are so many, beautiful real ones? VERDICT: No iDeer. 7. in situ, eriKa tan 2004 At this point, the trail takes you off the wide paths, through a little gate and into a little conclave of real bamboo plants right in the heart of England’s premier oak forest. The planting and the paths are slightly confusing but by the time I realised I’d missed In Situ, it had dawned on me that I had made a schoolgirl error and not paid for all-day parking. Time to get a move on or face a £50 fine. VERDICT: Keep your eyes peeled. 8. grove oF siLenCe, ian haMiLton FinLay 1986 This is the kind of thing that would soon have sceptics snorting “Is that it?” and bored kids asking “Can we go now?” Walking off the main path you are invited to look upwards to find three metal plaques high in the trees. When you do find them, there’s nothing particularly impressive about the plaques. But it’s not about them at all, it’s about drawing attention to the tranquil environment in the little clearing with a single central tree soaring skywards. VERDICT: Some might say “emperor’s new clothes”, but not me. I liked it. 9. Cone & vesseL, Peter randaLL- Page 1988 Who wouldn’t want to see an extra large fir cone and acorn cup next to one of the many forest ponds in the middle of the Dean? This artwork blends in so well with the environment around it that it’s easy to miss, and I’d be amazed if anybody didn’t like it. VERDICT: Pretty. 10. hiLL33, david CotterreLL 2010 Meeting the artist at the launch of this particular sculpture, I felt like one of the Clampetts for asking how he planned to stop kids climbing all over it. I don’t know if it had occurred to him that a man-made pyramid made from wire baskets full of stone and coal would look like a giant climbing frame to bored kids, but he didn’t think it would be a problem. Fast forward a few months and Hill33 had to be fenced off to stop people clambering over a structure which apparently had been designed to collapse into the ground and be taken over by the foliage. Ten years later people are walking past the chain link fence not immediately realising that the artwork they are looking for is behind it. Having said that, I liked the pure scale of it in 2010 and still do today. It’s big, it’s bold and the collapsing shape is covered in greenery. VERDICT: Shame you have to view it through a fence. 11. house, MiLes davies 1988 Where’s Google maps when you need it? Finding your way from Hill33 to House is tricky because you have to double back on yourself and then follow the purple arrows to an uneven woodland path where it would be easy to take one of several false turns. Shame the internet and mobile coverage is patchy because I completely missed this tall metal sculpture designed to echo the mineshafts across the Forest of Dean. VERDICT: How on earth did I miss something so tall? 12. threshoLd, natasha rosLing 2019 By rights this giant, orange boulder shouldn’t fit in with its surroundings, but somehow it does. Don’t ask me why a giant, Jaffacoloured alien looks perfectly natural next to a secluded pond in the middle of the woods, but it does belong right there. What’s more you can walk through the middle of it to see the impressions cast from the subterranean rock faces in Clearwell Caves VERDICT: Still trying to work out why it fits. 13. CoaL Measure giants, henry CastLe 2016 By the time I reached this large lump of stone at the end of a long, straight, wide path I was too tired to appreciate that it was in fact a 300-millionyear-old tree fossil next to what looked like a large, wonky, rusty pole. The pole is one of two cast iron sculptures sited 300 metres apart to illustrate horizontally the vertical distance of the nearest coal seam below ground. After dutifully trudging 600 metres there and back to see the second half of the sculpture, you start thinking that there must be another way for the artist to demonstrate how deep the coal is. A big wheel more than twice the size of the London Eye, for instance. What about a vertical structure as high as the Shard? OK, maybe not. But you won’t miss much skipping the extra 600 metres other than a cruel lesson in distance. VERDICT: Good way of tiring out the kids. 14. eCho, annie CattreLL 2008 This sculpture left me distinctly unimpressed when I first saw it soon after it was put in place, but this week Everybody’s joined in and added to Echo on the Beechenhurst Sculpture Trail I had a change of heart. Cast from the face of the quarry in which it sits, Echo really does fit in this little nook, and the lovely thing is that people had added to it by erecting scores of little cairns, stacks of stones, all around it. VERDICT: Can you call a lump of rock that doesn’t have letters running through the middle of it “sweet”? 15. CathedraL, Kevin atherton 1986 You need to keep your wits about you if are a first timer and want to find Cathedral, a large stained glass window hanging from an avenue of trees, which is a real favourite with visitors. It is still lovely after all these years but it has become such a familiar sight that you no longer stop and stare. What’s more, the sound of traffic from the nearby road breaks the spell and reminds you that you are near enough to civilisation to drop into the bar at the Speech House hotel. VERDICT: Can hardly believe this old favourite has been allowed to stay. People liking it is usually the kiss of death. 16. hanging Fire, CorneLia ParKer 1986 Artist Cornelia Parker’s ears would have been burning if she’d heard the comments about her ring of fire sculpture. I really wanted to see this one again, but after being directed off the main path on to a circular route ending in a steep climb, it was nowhere to be seen. And it didn’t help knowing that the final walk back to Beechenhurst was a delightful but lengthy trek through Speech House woods. VERDICT: Flaming nuisance. ConCLusion Well, I managed to find 12 of the 16 sculptures. You could easily argue that me and map reading are not a match made in heaven but walking around the trail you constantly come across people who are completely lost or puzzling out which way to go next. Having said that, the purple signs are a definite improvement and people didn’t seem to mind. I stopped to let one couple look at my map to get their bearings and they told me they didn’t mind getting lost because it was really all so beautiful. The artworks were an added bonus. Seeing them in their environment is so much better than in photographs, so, no, I don’t need to cull my sacred cow. Just the opposite, in fact. Kids or no kids, I’ll be going back more often. Lessons Learnt 1 It’s worth paying £7 to park all day rather than £5 for four hours. Officially it takes between 2.5 and three hours to walk the trail but it took me 30 minutes longer. Paying for parking, sorting out the maps, nipping to the loo all adds up and no doubt you will want to stop for a picnic without risking a £50 fine for being late back. For an extra two quid it just ain’t worth the risk not to. 2 If you buy coffee in the cafe to take with you, you will be carrying the cup around for the rest of the day. There are no bins on the trail. 3 You can take a picture of the route or download it from the internet but it’s worth investing in a £1 guide. The map is a bit confusing so follow the purple signs, but the guide shows the artworks so you know what to look out for. 4 Even with the guide you are likely to get a little lost. I managed to see 12 out of 16 artworks, which seemed pretty good going compared to some of the people I met. The trail is officially 7km long but I managed to walk 9.9 kilometres, which says it all really. 5 I overheard somebody from Cambridge saying they hadn’t realised quite how hilly it is in parts. According to my mobile phone, I climbed seven flights of steps. I did see one couple with a buggy but I wouldn’t fancy it. 6 Make sure you wear decent footwear. Several people complained that they wished they hadn’t worn sandals because some of the paths are pretty narrow and bumpy underfoot. 7 Bring some water, there’s no shops or kiosks half way round but there is a water fountain where you can fill up your bottle outside the toilets at Beechenhurst before you set off. The walk starts and ends at the back of the cafe. 8 Mobile phone and internet coverage is patchy to nonexistent. 9 There are no toilets on the trail itself and even if you don’t mind going behind a bush, somebody is likely to come around the corner at any time. There are 300,000 visitors in a normal year, let alone during a pandemic. 10 You don’t have to like everything but you can’t judge an artwork by a picture. As I found out, a giant lump of orange stone may look daft in a photograph but can suit its surroundings in real life. 11 Don’t forget to look out for the natural sculptures which are the main stars. The veteran trees are incredible. I stopped to admire an old beech and found a notice which pointed out it was over 150 years old and host to a multitude of other species, including some pretty amazing fungi. Children can let their imaginations run riot with the shapes of fallen trees and logs 12 Consider going alone. The thought of getting lost in a forest may conjure up thoughts of Blair Witch, but there were plenty of people about and it gives you the time and space to see the sculptures at your leisure. Even when I did find myself in the woods with nobody else around, I never felt creeped out. OK, maybe once when I heard rustling in the undergrowth, but on the whole it was fine.

14 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 Your Garden Essential autumn kit hannah stephenson checks out leaf blowers, bulb planters and other must-have tools to make life easier So, autumn is here, the leaves are falling, bulbs are ready for planting and the hedge needs trimming. You can save hours of back-breaking work by investing in a few essential tools which will not only get your garden in shape for the cooler months but save a lot of aches and pains in the process. Here are five of the best tools to make light work of autumn gardening jobs... 1. Fiskars Ergo Standing Bulb Planter (Amazon, £34.99) Each year, so many of us enthusiastically buy large packs of bulbs, not realising how hard and time-consuming it can be planting them all out, especially in heavy soil which you’ll need to add grit to anyway for a better chance of success. Even with kneelers and good quality metal bulb planters at the ready, it can seem a thankless task and, with this in mind, Fiskars has come up with a standing bulb planter, negating the need to bend or kneel. You can make the bulb holes using a two-sided stepping board which eases the planter into the ground and pulls the soil up, then plant your bulbs, while a trigger on the handle releases the soil back into the hole. It makes light work of the job if you’ve gone a bit overboard with bulbs this year. 2. EGO LB5800E Leaf Blower (Egopowerplus.co.uk, £189, not including battery) This is one serious leaf blower, which is ideal for people who have a large garden and presumably lots of deciduous trees. The airflow is adjustable through a variable thumb selector so it won’t run away with you, and it comes with two nozzles - round and flat - to give you better direction. All in all, it will make light work of getting leaves off grass, beds and borders to pile up so you could make leaf mould or add to the compost heap. A 2.5Ah battery will cost an extra £99.99 and the accompanying charger is £49.99, but the upside of that is that the battery is compatible with other EGO cordless products. 3. Scarifying rake (Burgon & Ball, £39.99) The sunny days of autumn may prove 2 a good time to get your lawn in shape by giving it a good 4 scarify to remove moss and thatch before winter sets in. You may have to do it again in spring but it will certainly make the job easier come next year. This RHSendorsed product has six tough stainless steel tines which will slice through turf to remove dead plant matter and will help air and water reach the roots to stimulate new growth. You can also adjust the blades to suit your height. As you push the rake, the tines will cut into the grass, while the debris will be removed when you pull it back. 4. Stiga SHT 700 AE battery hedge trimmer (for stockists visit stiga. com, £219 not including battery kit) Hedge trimming can be a laborious, thankless task, especially if you have a lot of hedge to cut in the cooler, windier, autumn weather. While many hedges are trimmed during the growing season in spring and summer (although gardeners are advised to avoid trimming during the nesting season from March to August), others will benefit from a trim in autumn, including yew, hawthorn and the conifer Thuja plicata. This hedge trimmer should make life easier. It’s a robust piece of kit, producing up to 40 minutes of efficient and comfortable hedge trimming on a single charge and a recharge time of 50 minutes if you use the fast charger (not included). Gardeners should find it comfortable to use as it has a rotating soft-grip rubber handle with five working angles to allow you to negotiate awkward lines while, if you hit something hard like a stone, there’s a trip blade protector which will help you avoid accidental damage to the blade. It should slice branches up to 2.5cm diameter with ease. 5. Felco 201-A 60 Loppers (Harrod Horticultural, £139.95) Anyone who has ever owned a pair of Felco secateurs will know that they Fiskars has come up with a standing bulb planter, negating the need to bend or kneel 1 3 5 are among the best on the market for sharpness and reliability - instantly recognisable by their trademark red handles. But if you’ve tougher pruning to do this autumn, then you’ll want the big daddy of loppers, the Felco 210-60, which is great for cutting back overgrown shrubs and trees, but being aluminium is lightweight enough to handle easily. It has one curved cutting head which makes cutting easier, along with a fine blade adjustment so you can get the cut just right. Its handles are also that recognisable red, ergonomic and finished in a soft, non-slip coating. The makers have also included a shock absorption system providing some protection to your hands and wrists.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 15 Your Garden Seed bomb ingredients in a mixing bowl Seed bomb ingredients being mixed Seed bombs drying in the sun A seed bomb, in front of a sunflower., ready to sow Expert advice Making seed bombs for bees Want to attract wildlife to your garden? Homemade seed bombs could be the answer, says Hannah Stephenson As pollinating insects start to hunker down during the cooler months, gardeners can be doing their bit now to make sure they are welcomed into their garden during spring. Beneficial insects including bees and butterflies love the nectar that wildflowers provide – and with this in mind you could get your kids to help you make some seed bombs which will be a magnet for pollinators and provide lashings of colour next year. Garden expert and podcaster Michael Perry (AKA Mr Plant Geek), explains: “Seed bombs – or Tsuchi Dango (‘earth dumplings’) as they were known in ancient Japan – are the perfect way for gardeners of all levels to get a head start on next year’s borders and pots. “The hard clay protects the precious seeds from harsh winds and hungry wildlife, and together with the compost, provides them with all the nutrients they need to grow wild.” Michael has devised a recipe using a mix of 11 wildflowers, including cowslips, musk mallow, cornflowers, poppies, chamomile and cranesbill geraniums, which will help provide a treasure trove of nectar rich sources for pollinating insects, in support of Rowse’s Hives for Lives (rowsehoney. co.uk/hives-for-lives) programme of vital initiatives to help care for bees. The wildflowers featured will all grow at different times, providing a dazzling display of colour throughout the summer. Here, Michael offers a step-by-step guide to seed bomb success. “Once you’ve made them, all you need to do is just throw them and sow them,” he says. 1. What you need Ingredients: 5 handfuls of peat-free compost 4 handfuls of air-dry red clay 1 handful of native wildflower seeds A splash of water You’ll also need: A mixing bowl A baking tray Greaseproof paper 2. Place the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together Place the compost, clay and seeds in a large bowl, ready to mix. Use your hands to combine all of the ingredients together, adding a splash of water if needed. You’re aiming for a thick but mouldable consistency. The seed bombs need to hold their shape, so try to avoid adding too much water at once. “If you’re making this with your children or grandchildren, this is the mucky part they’ll love the most. It’s a bit like making mud pies,” he enthuses. 3. Roll them into balls “Once you’ve combined all your ingredients, roll the mixture into little balls. The size is up to you – these ones are slightly larger, but you can make them smaller, similar to the size of a golf ball, if you’d prefer to scatter them over a larger area.” 4. Leave them to dry Place your seed bombs on greaseproof paper, ready to dry. Use a baking tray if you plan to move them elsewhere. Leave for four to five days, or until they’ve completely hardened (check for soggy bottoms). Placing them out in the sun, or near a source of warmth, will speed up the drying process. 5. Sow, sow, sow! Now it’s time to sow your seed bombs. Wildflowers will bloom well in containers, window boxes and borders – anywhere with a splash of sunshine. Place them just below the surface of the soil for best results. Then let nature do its thing. Like daffodils, wildflower seeds are best sown in autumn, while the soil is still soft and warm. This gives them time to develop strong roots before the frost kicks in, resulting in bigger, healthier plants. “By spring, and throughout the summer, you’ll be treated to a sumptuous display of wildflowers, including cornflowers, chamomile and common poppies to name a few. You’ll also be doing your part to help protect our buzzing friends and their pollinating pals by providing them with the nectar nourishment they need to thrive,” he says.

16 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 What’s On ‘I try not to be like him’ JEFFREY DAVIES meets EastEnders mainstay Adam Woodyatt and chats to him about his first theatre appearance in 40 years, as Looking Good Dead heads to the Theatre Royal Bath A thrilling story based on the compelling Roy Grace series of best-selling books by Peter James returns to Bath next week, with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead. It stars award-winning EastEnders actor Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale) and Coronation Street and Emmerdale favourite, Gaynor Faye (Corrie’s Judy Mallet and Emmerdale’s Megan Macey). Adapted by award-winning writer Shaun McKenna, Looking Good Dead follows the huge stage success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, and will ‘keep you on the edge of your seat until the chilling final moments!’. The plot: no good deed goes unpunished – hours after picking up a USB memory stick left behind on a train seat, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendant Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with, while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family’s lives. Looking Good Dead marks Adam Woodyatt’s return to the stage in a play for the first time since 1982, at the National Theatre in Tom Stoppard’s On The Razzle. Was it somewhat daunting taking to the stage again after almost four decades away from it, I asked London-born Adam. “No not really, because to me it’s still the same job. We’re still acting. On the stage we’re in front of a live audience; in the television studio we’re acting in front of the cameras. So although the process is different, the actual work of the actor is still the same. You still have to learn the lines and perform. The only difference is in live theatre you get an immediate response. An immediate reaction from the audience. In TV, because you’re filming, you don’t get that until several months later,” Adam, 53, told me. So what attracted the EastEnders icon to Looking Good Dead? “It was actually Josh, the producer. I’d met him previously when he was doing A House on Cold Hill – which I tried to do, but it didn’t work out. So when he approached me about doing Looking Good Dead, I jumped at it because he’s a good producer. “The fact that it was based on one of Peter James’s books also appealed to me. I don’t read many books because I’m always reading scripts – to be quite honest with you, I’m not one for horrors, though. But a thriller that makes you jump a bit, keeps you guessing and gets the adrenaline going, is great entertainment. Adam Woodyatt reading is the last thing I want to do when I get time off. But I did read this one and really enjoyed it. I was kept guessing the entire time. Peter James is so prolific; even I know he is a best-selling international author. So really that’s the attraction for me,” the chatty and engaging actor replied. Adam plays Tom Bryce. How would he describe him?. “He’s a husband, father, businessman and normal bloke. He likes the nice things in life like cooking on the barbecue. Basically, he just tries to do a good thing. And that’s when it all goes horribly wrong!” Did Adam look for aspects (or similarities) of himself in this latest role? “No not really. The thing is I’m of a certain age where the character parts are pretty much always going to be a husband, a father or a businessman. I’m in that bracket. Unless somebody comes along and sticks me in a different role, those are the roles I’ll get. They’re always going to be fairly similar. But it would be nice to play something different, maybe Roy Grace at some point in the future,” he confessed. Crime thriller or crime chiller – what makes the genre so appealing? “If I could answer that, I’d be writing them!,” said Adam, adding that he does actually enjoy a good thriller himself. “I’m not one for horrors though. But a thriller that makes you jump a bit, keeps you guessing and gets the adrenaline going, is great entertainment”. They get you thinking, I suggested; the reader or audience almost become part of the story being played out. And they are wondering what is going to happen next. Actor Adam Woodyatt. Photo: Graham Michael

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 17 What’s On Adam Woodyatt as Tom Bryce - his first theatre role in 40 years “If you’re a comic you’re looking for laughs when you’re performing. You’re waiting to see laughs coming. With a play like this, you try to get it so that you don’t see what’s coming. Then when we reveal it, a fair chunk of the audience shrieks,” laughed Adam. Is Adam a fan of the genre himself? “I don’t watch regular television to be honest. If it’s a cookery programme, yes – and like the rest of the planet I watched Line of Duty,” he answered, adding that he was a contestant on Celebrity Masterchef two years ago and messed it up. “In a nutshell, I am a far better cook than I managed to show on Masterchef. Trust me,” he said. Adam Woodyatt is the longestserving cast member in EastEnders having appeared continuously as From left, Adam Woodyatt (Tom Bryce), Luke Ward-Wilkinson (Max Bryce), Gaynor Faye (Kellie Bryce) From left, Gaynor Faye (Kellie Bryce), Luke Ward-Wilkinson (Max Bryce), Leon Stewart (Branson), Adam Woodyatt (Tom Bryce) Production photography by Alastair Muir Ian Beale since the show began in 1985. For his portrayal of the role, he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and Best Actor at the British Soap Awards two years later. He must have enjoyed the programme and his role in it to stay for almost 40 years, I remarked. “Well, EastEnders is an iconic programme and it wouldn’t have lasted that length of time if it didn’t have the viewers. It has an enduring popularity. As for me being the longest-serving actor in it, I don’t think I am anymore as I’ve been away from the show for nearly a year now. I think Jane Slaughter, who plays Tracey the barmaid, nicked that accolade off me,” he said laughing out loud. EastEnders an iconic soap, yes – and Ian Beale an iconic role as well. “Well thank you, but I don’t see it like that. I’ve never seen myself as a legendary character; I’ve always seen it as a job. That’s what it’s always been to me. A job. “ Did Adam ever feel that he and Ian Beale were becoming one of the same? “I hope not,” he responded, shocked at the very thought of it. “I try not to be like him. I used to leave Ian Beale at the studio gate. I think if I hadn’t I would have gone mad!” What about the fame that inevitably came with the job? “Don’t get me wrong, it has its advantages. But there’s also a lot of disadvantages. You could be having a bad day and nobody knows that. But because you’re on the telly, if you suddenly turn around and go ‘look leave me alone’ or say something that isn’t what they want to hear, they say ‘oh you’re just like your character, you are’.” Is there any chance that Ian Beale will return to Albert Square? “That’s not a question for me, I don’t write it. It could happen; it might not. There’s people in charge that make decisions about what the characters say and do,” he answered matter-of-factly. In addition to EastEnders, Adam has appeared as a guest on many television programmes including Robot Wars, Dream House, A Question of Sport and has presented The National Lottery draw live. He has also previously appeared in pantomimes (which he loves) including Peter Pan, Snow White, Aladdin, Mother Goose and Cinderella. Looking Good Dead is the fifth novel by Peter James to be brought to the stage. It follows four other hugely successful stage adaptations of his books, including Dead Simple in 2015 and The Perfect Murder in 2014, both of which toured to the Theatre Royal Bath. Peter James is a number one best-selling author of crime and thriller novels. He has topped the Sunday Times bestseller list 18 times, selling more than 21 million books (translated into 37 languages) worldwide. ■■Looking Good Dead is playing the Theatre Royal Bath from October 18 to 23. Tickets can be booked on 01225 448844 or online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk

18 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 What’s On Evanna Lynch Phil Wang Katie Piper Sarah, Duchess of York Photo: Henry Jay Kamara Michael McIntyre Dr Hilary Jones Stars add real shine to lit fest Comedians, royalty, historians, actors, doctors – there are many household names joining in with the Yeovil Literary Festival This year’s Yeovil Literary Festival, in Somerset, has a star-studded line-up of writers, celebrities and thinkers. There are some exceptional names, including royalty, as Sarah, Duchess Of York discusses her first novel for adults. Comedy royalty AKA Michael McIntyre is taking to the stage at a post-festival event too, to talk about the highs and lows of his rise to the top and desperate attempts to stay there. Alongside royalty, well-known literary figures, comedians and emerging writers will be providing fascinating insights and extracts from their current books and bringing inspiration to south Somerset. Here are just some of the highlights to look forward to: The pre-festival event tomorrow (October 17) welcomes the forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd. Dr Shepherd has taken to the road for the first time on a theatre tour which promises to be utterly fascinating and his book Unnatural Causes gives insight of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted Dr Shepherd the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death. He has performed over 23,000 autopsies including some of the most highprofile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. On Thursday, October 28, author and illustrator Rob Biddulph discusses his journey from budding artist to award-winning author and Guinness World Record holder, bringing his new title Monsters and Magic to the Octagon Auditorium. Evanna Lynch, best known for her casting as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, discusses her memoir The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting in a conversation that will bring out stories of her bitter struggle between pursuing perfection and the desire to fully and fearlessly embrace her creativity. On Friday, October 29, TV presenter and charity campaigner Katie Piper brings her inspiring book A Little Bit of Faith to the festival and will be encouraging the audience to see that heartbreak and hardship can become fuel for your fight. Meanwhile, Sunday Times best-selling author and international sensation, Clare Mackintosh, will be talking about her new novel Hostage, a show-stopping take on the classic locked-room thriller. On Saturday, October 30, David Baddiel will entertain the audience when he talks about his new book (The Boy Who Got) Accidentally Famous and the inspiration behind his award-winning books, plus why he loves writing for children. During the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, ITV’s Dr Hilary Jones launched his first book Frontline in his epic historical series and will be discussing his foray into fiction. Also, long-standing Yeovil Literary Festival attendee, Lucy Worsley, shares secrets and explores the dark story of our fascination with murder and how crime has turned into art. On Sunday, October, 31, best-selling historian, Max Hastings, provides a thrilling narrative of Operation Pedestal, a little-known but crucial naval battle. With more than 27 books, Max brings a wealth of experience to share with the audience. Meanwhile, Giles Terera draws from his journal kept throughout his year-plus-long process of preparation, rehearsal and performance for the smash-hit musical Hamilton in London’s West End. His performances in this musical helped Giles to win the Oliver Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Aaron Burr – this account is honest, intimate, thrilling and not to be missed. Also, Dr Irving Finkel, author and assistant keeper in the Department of the Middle East at the British Museum, explores a subject that has fascinated him since he was at school – ghosts. On Monday, November 1, Ben Miller – actor, director, comedian and author – talks about his new book Diary Of A Christmas Elf; a funny and heart-warming story about the true meaning of gift giving. Armistead Maupin will also be at the town’s Octagon Theatre recounting his favourite tales from the past four decades and offering his own engaging observations on society and the world we inhabit. On Tuesday, November 2, the Duchess Of York will discuss Her Heart for a Compass, her first novel for adults, while Miriam Margolyes will be giving a warm and honest account of her life from her new book This Much is True. Lucy Beaumont, TV’s award-winning comedy mum and one half of the popular Meet The Richardsons, will be discussing her hilarious literary debut on the trials and tribulations of motherhood, too. On Wednesday, November 3, the Yeovil Literary Festival will wrap with names including Michael Portillo, detailing events from his book Life: A Game of Two Halves and Phil Wang, one of the UK’s most exciting stand-up comedians, who will be reflecting on his experiences as a Euroasian man in the West and in the East from his book Sidesplitter. Then at the post-festival event on Tuesday, November 9, Michael McIntyre will lay bare the highs and lows of his rise to the top and his efforts to stay there. All shared in his book A Funny Life. Liz Pike from Yeovil Community Arts Association and one of the festival directors, said: “Building on years of success with the Yeovil Literary Festival, we are delighted to offer such a high-profile programme of names for all of us to enjoy. “It’s been a difficult time for everyone missing live performances, however this year’s festival offers a way to get back to normal as we welcome to Yeovil some of the biggest literary figures, comedians and emerging writers.” ■■The events will take place in The Octagon auditorium and Westlands Ballroom in Yeovil, as well as other venues in the town. For the full Yeovil Literary Festival programme (which runs from October 28 to November 3) or to book tickets visit yeovilliteraryfestival.co.uk or call The Octagon Theatre box office on 01935 422884.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 19 THE LONdONEr uNdErgrOuNd EMMA JOHNSON gets beneath the surface of London’s hottest hotel CELEBrITY CLIENTELE: Emma raducanu and dina Asher-Smith a waiter’s attention was a task. Still, I am sure these are just teething troubles. Any grumbles about waiting 20 minutes for my espresso melted away, however, when I visited The Retreat – the hotel’s subterranean spa. A whole floor dedicated to wellness; you will find a pool surrounded by cabanas, steam rooms, a barber’s, hair salon and gym. Travel Grab a health-boosting vitality shot, or an ayurvedic morning ritual bowl at Refuel, The Retreat’s ‘superfood and drinks clinic’. Mind you, after my Omorovicza gold facial (£110 for 60 mins) by my therapist Dolce, I was on cloud nine. I certainly didn’t feel like I was underground at the heart of one of the world’s busiest cities. That is The Londoner’s USP. To take you away from it all, at the centre of it all. It’s a concept I dig. ■ Rooms from £400 per night B&B, thelondoner.com, @thelondoner The residence ‘AN ICEBERG hotel’, ‘the world’s first super boutique hotel’, ‘an urban resort’... the team behind London’s hottest new hostelry is not short on slick phrases to sell its £500m project. Sited on Leicester Square’s southwest corner, The Londoner, part of the Edwardian Hotels group, is 10 years in the making. They call it an iceberg because the 16-storey property is eight up, eight down - that’s right, they dug down for eight storeys; now you see why it took a decade. Don’t worry, all of the 350 guest rooms and 35 suites, are above ground. I will get to what is below, later. As for super boutique, from the moment the doorman ushers you through its smoked glass doors and into the Diptyque candle-scented reception/bar area, designed in a soothing palette of on-trend pinks and greys, the air is one of luxury. There is no waiting with bags at reception. Instead you are shown to a plush couch by one of the army of polished staff, to be checked in, before being escorted to your room. The luxury feel continues up there. We stayed in a deluxe king. Three up from the entry-level queen. The hotel describes it as ‘generous yet intimate’ (there they go again with the phrases). What it lacked in space it made up for in design and tech. King-sized bed with 400 thread count Irish linen, feather down pillows, Roberts Bluetooth radio and speakers, Miller Harris toiletries in the open-plan bathroom, a handheld steamer instead of an iron. There was even a Dyson hairdryer and a Japanese toilet with heated seat. So what makes it an urban resort? Try six food and drink offerings, a spa, a cinema and a ballroom. We dined at the French Mediterranean-themed In its first weeks it hosted two London Fashion Week parties. Whitcomb’s restaurant. The seared king prawns with garlic and chilli (£16) were exceptional, as was the tarte au fromage (£12), a light cheese tart. For our main course, my husband and I shared the boeuf de poivre (£42), a tasty, tender ribeye. If French does not take your fancy, you can enjoy Japanese cuisine at 8, the rooftop izakaya lounge. We had afternoon drinks there and returned after dinner to find a DJ playing house music to a dressed-up crowd. A deluxe king, bathroom inset The retreat For something less formal, you could try Joshua’s Tavern, The Londoner’s ‘pub’. While, if champagne is your thing, then The Stage – the open-plan bar on the ground floor of the hotel, home to more than 45 different kinds of bubbly, is a must-visit. Sample a 1729 cocktail - you will not be disappointed. All of the bars were busy throughout our stay. But hotel guests also have access to an exclusive area – The Residence. Located on a mezzanine floor above The Stage, your room key opens the door. Complimentary antipasti, soft drinks, tea and coffee are served throughout the day and as well as a library, you will find board games, newspapers and magazines at your disposal. We finished off our evening in The Residence with a game or two of Connect Four over a couple of Old Fashioned cocktails. There is also a hidden whisky den if you can find it. The secret speakeasy is just one of the hotel’s countless quirky touches; look out for the peepholes in the lifts. A little over a month since it opened, The Londoner has made itself at home in the capital city. In its first two weeks it hosted two London Fashion Week parties, charming the likes of Kate Moss, British Vogue editor Edward Enninful and US Open winner Emma Raducanu. The young tennis ace was staying at the hotel at the same time as us. I spotted her at breakfast. Ah, that breakfast. If I was to quibble about anything it is that. The buffet offering in Whitcomb’s was a little average. The a la carte dishes were excellent, especially the eggs Benedict, but getting

20 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 Star attractions From pendants to earrings, take your pick oF the best celebrity-inspired accessories, says Katie Wright Tapping into the ‘more is more’ jewellery trend – which involves layering chains, stacking rings are creating an ‘ear party’ with multiple studs and hoops – zodiacthemed designs are huge right now. These nameplate necklaces, star sign pendants and constellation earrings are easy to mix and match, and they make fabulous PotionNumber9 constellation earrings, £12.93 each, Etsy CRUSH birthday presents – all you need to decide is whether silver, gold or rose gold is best for the wearer. Celebs are loving the trend too. Rihanna is often seen in her 18k gold Briony Raymond Jumbo pisces medallion, while Sagittarius Hailey Bieber loves to layer her diamond-encrusted anita Ko pendant with other gold chains. Those high-end pieces would The Diamond Store 9K gold diamond Taurus pendant necklace 0.06ct, £195 OF THE WEEK Seol and gold zodiac star sign necklace Cancer, £34.95 Scream Pretty layering chains and zodiac necklaces, from £40 set you back upwards of $5,000 (around £3,700), but there are plenty of chic affordable options on the high street and online. So whether you’re a horoscope devotee who can’t go a week without checking what’s in store for your sign, or you’re looking for a gift for a zodiac-obsessed friend, here’s our pick of the best astrological accessories... PoppyK gold plated zodiac and birthstone bracelet, £24, Notonthe highstreet Lily Charmed sterling silver koi fish Ppisces zodiac charm necklace, £32, Notonthehighstreet Latelita zodiac star sign pendant necklace gold Scorpio, £49, Wolf and Badger Thomas Sabo charm pendant zodiac Aquarius, £89 Harfi astra zodiac Capricorn necklace, £80 We do love a cute knit and this Mango one, £49.99, has got our name all over it. Astrid & Miyu Leo zodiac pendant necklace in rose gold, £95 Scream Pretty gold plated Sagittarius zodiac necklace, from £55 H Samuel 18ct gold Vermeil zodiac Virgo nameplate necklace, £39.99 Style Guide BeaUty BUzz The laTesT producTs & glamour gossip afrocenchix Swirl Silicone-Free Conditioner ■ Shout out to Superdrug for responding to research which found 40% of black or mixedrace women struggle to track down decent haircare. It’s just brought four new blackfounded hair brands as exclusives into its stores and online. Lavish curls and coils with products like Nylah Flourish Intelligent Hair Boost System , £14.99, Afrocenchix Swirl Silicone-Free Conditioner , £14.95, Mielle Organics Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner , £14.49, and Flora & Curl Sweet Hibiscus Curl Volumizing Foam , £16.99. ■ Shiseido’s awardwinning Ultimune anti-ageing serum has been reformulated to be even more effective at rejuvenating skin. It’s powered by potent botanical ingredients and a smart ‘Lifeblood’ technology that boosts circulation, allowing for effective delivery of essential nutrients for more radiant and resilient skin. Priced from £32 at shiseido.co.uk ■ Seoulista Silky Locks Hair Wrap is designed to help keep your hair healthy, smooth and help reduce drying time. Made from 100% recycled materials and completely recyclable, the innovative fabric protects the hair from the damaging effects of friction that can cause breakage, thinning, frizz and split ends. RRP £14.99 at seoulistabeauty.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 21 sHe WHo Dares... QUinns Like the Selling Sunset star herself, Christine Quinn’s new range of make-up is fierce and feisty. Katie Wright meets reality TV’s latest queen Netflix star Christine Quinn Beauty WHat We’re loving tHis Week: ■ Scent queen Mona Kattan describes her latest fragrance as her ‘sexiest’ yet. Invite Only Amber 23 Eau de Parfum Intense (£79 50ml at Boots) is an ultra-rich fragrance with top notes of black cherry, honey de provence, tobacco leaf and chocolate hazelnut accord; middle notes of rose centifolia absolute, rose damascena and cistus leaf and a base that features notes of mona kattan amber resin, oud oil, sandalwood fir absolute, patchouli and vanilla madagascar. We think it smells utterly delicious. ■ Frank Body Glide ‘N’ Go Body Oil Stick, £12.95 looks a bit like a solid deo but don’t let that put you off – the shea and cocoa butter formula takes just seconds to swipe on, and leaves skin feeling and smelling amazing. NeSTLed on a velvet sofa in her extremely posh London hotel suite, Christine Quinn is resplendent in purple pleather, the collar and sleeves of her jacket fringed with an explosion of marabou feathers. Blonde hair cascading in waves, with two long, thin plaits framing her perfectly made-up face, and talons painted baby pink, the Selling Sunset star is every inch as glamorous in real life as she appears on the Netflix series. Fans of the reality show – which follows the staff of LA-based luxury real estate firm the Oppenheim Group – might be wondering: is the resident ice queen as frosty in person? “Hi!” Christine says, jumping up from the sofa, greeting me with a dazzling smile and a warm hug. does this mean the reality TV version of the Texas-born straighttalker isn’t entirely accurate? “Not at all! No, no, no,” she says when we sit down to chat. “I love to play a character. I went into the television show, and I said, ‘Listen, I’m going to be remembered’. I said, ‘Whether you think I’m mean or I’m crazy, I’m actually genius, because everyone’s talking about me’, you know?” The 32-year-old says her approach was “very similar to Paris Hilton and what she does – she’s so intelligent, but she’s known for this character”. Now, Christine is branching out into make-up with a fivepiece collection created with British brand Ciate London. Founder Charlotte Knight reached out to the beautyobsessed reality star after watching Selling Sunset. “She said, ‘I love the two sides to you. I love that you’re this fabulous villain that everyone wants to hate, but they can’t hate you, because you’re so interesting and funny. Then I see this sweet Barbie doll side to you too’.” Inspired by that villain/Barbie split and a new technology Ciate Whether you think I’m mean or I’m crazy, I’m actually genius, because everyone’s talking about me’, you know? Christine Quinn CHiristine’s mUst-Have proDUCts Ciate london Christine Quinn Bo B***h vegan eyeshadow palette, £35 “It was so important to me to have colours that were beautiful and neutral, with pops of glimmer and silver and gold, with a match to every skin tone.” 111 skin rose gold illuminating eye masks, £12 each, Cult Beauty “These eye patches are so good. I always have them in my travel bag on the plane, and I use them before I’m doing make-up.” patented, the Under The Influence of Sass range features nude and deep red shades of Heat Transforming Lip Cream. “If you’re drinking a hot cup of tea, it changes colour. Or if you’re eating a popsicle or drinking cold tea, it changes colour. So, we kind of played into that duality of my personalities,” Christine says. The collaboration took place during the pandemic, when Christine was living at home in Los Angeles with her husband, tech entrepreneur Christian Richard, and she gave birth to her first son, named Christian, in May this year. “My birth experience was so traumatic,” she says. “I almost died, my son almost died. I had an emergency C-section.” Plus, pregnancy was a challenge for the glamorous blonde, who started to get hormonal acne. “Not only did my skin change during pregnancy, but my hair started falling out. I felt so self conscious about it. “But, I mean, literally, having a human is a miracle. So, you know, I just looked at it as a little test from God.” Fetish Heat Transforming Lip Cream, £17, available from Ciate London sisley ecological Compound, £114 “I love Sisley, it’s one of my favourite brands. That’s my nightly skincare routine, because I have dry skin naturally. I love the moisture of everything that Sisley does.”

22 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 Antiques Eye market value with duncan phillips OuR Prime Minister has recently been telling us how we need a highly skilled labour force to ensure a prosperous future. Well, the antiques trade is coming to the rescue. The antiques world is not only about buying and selling, behind many collectables will be stories of repair and restoration that reveal the surprising skills of cabinet makers and craftsmen. Few objets d’art survive the ravages of time in the same condition as they first appeared, and so the antiques trade relies heavily on an army of skilled artisans to breath life back into the most neglected pieces. In recent years TV programmes like The Repair Show and Restoration Workshop have proved extremely popular, revealing the skills of all kinds of experts from clock repairers to seamstresses, from French polishers to painters. The skills of many such people will be the first call for many art and antiques dealers. Next week, the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair at the Bath Pavilion opens its doors once again, from October 22 to 24. There will be many pieces on sale that will have been given a fresh lease of life by restorers and conservationists. If you’ve never been to this Bath fair, it’s an event unlike any other. Dealers, mainly from the West Country, take space to show a wide range of the most unusual and decorative. Here you’ll see what interior designers are really seeking out for their clients. The display from around 50 dealers is a feast for the eyes; this is the place to come shopping if you want the most appealing French farmhouse tables, Scandinavian cupboards, garden statuary, mid-century modern, English folk art, architectural accessories and all manner of visual art and accessories. And the question that everyone Few objets d’art survive the ravages of time in the same condition as they first appeared, and so the antiques trade relies heavily on an army of skilled artisans to breath life back into the most neglected pieces asks is, of course, where do they find it all? That’s usually a big secret but sometimes it’s the most obvious places, and the story of a large pair of aesthetic lanterns on sale at the fair is revealing. Exhibitor Geraint Jones from Greencore Design, based in North Wales, spotted an unusual pair of 19th-century Gothic aesthetic period lanterns on eBay. Despite their rather dilapidated state, Geraint could see their potential and his eventual bid was successful. Once in his possession, he could properly assess the amount of restoration they required, specifically for their ten missing glass panels. He turned to his address book and enlisted the help of the Jolene Farmer Lighting Studio in London. The metalwork and rewiring required were straightforward but the facetted glass panels that make the lanterns so distinctive proved tricky. Jolene was keen to use some 19th-century glass which had been salvaged 40 years earlier from a Welsh church dating to 1860. The single glass panel was just large enough to get the ten panes needed. It needed to be precisely cut to get the pattern right, and the hunt to find someone to cut the glass began. After exhausting all her usual London contacts, many refusing on the grounds that the glass panels were simply too liable to crack, Jolene contacted Dorset-based stained glass artist Jamie Clark, who immediately agreed that he could do it. The glass panel was transported from London to Dorset and the work began. Next week at the Bath fair, the result of everyone’s labours will be on display on the stand of Greencore Design. The lanterns will be on sale for £1,450. They join a wide range of fab pieces belonging to dealers from far and wide. If you want inspiration for the garden or conservatory, I recommend two stands, regular exhibitor Linda North and newcomer Skye’s Place, both with statuary and seating. For some of the most unusual pieces, look out for Not Wanted on Voyage. Their current stock includes a most eye-catching wooden box, shaped in the form of a full-size 1960s camera, that bears a label for Lew Grade, the famous TV and movie mogul. This box carried Lew’s personal details Gothic lanterns from Greencore Design; pictured below, decorative garden pieces from Skye’s Place and carried his personal movie projector. The fair has several newcomers, notably local art dealer Anthony Hepworth Fine Art is joining the fair with a selection of 20th-century and contemporary paintings by artists including John Bratby, Prunella Clough, Raoul Dufy, Augustus John, Anne Redpath and Patrick Heron. Bath dealers House of Hummingbird promise a collection of lighting, table decorations and stylish mid-century furniture; Imagined Interiors from Somerset have decorative, country and semi formal furniture and accessories; and Lily Antiques, recently with a new showroom in Tetbury, specialise in Italian and Spanish pottery and decorative antiques. From Corsham, Chairman Antiques, show what they describe as ‘antiques for the country house,’ and Track 21 Interiors, of Hampshire, bring mid-century designer pieces. The doors open at 11am. ■ www.bathdecorativeantiquesfairco.uk ■ Duncan Phillips is a fine art and antiques collector and writer

Antiques Update SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 23 Perfect pressies There are ideal gifts for Christmas for him and for her in the Charterhouse two-day November action in Sherborne, Dorset. “The November auction has a great selection of silver, jewellery and watches, which are hugely popular with private clients looking for a special Christmas present and dealers looking to stock up for the busy festive season,” said Richard Bromell from Charterhouse. For him, in the watch section, is a gentleman’s stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust wristwatch. It comes to auction with its box and papers, and is estimated at £3,800 to £4,200. For her, in the jewellery auction, there is a large diamond ring. With a central stone of just under 6ct mounted within a surround of smaller diamonds. This is estimated at £24,000 to £28,000. However, if these lots blow the budget, there is a special section of cultured and other pearls being sold The stainless steel Rolex, above; large diamond ring, left with the proceeds going to support The Royal British Legion. Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for these auctions of silver, jewellery and watches on November 4; wine, port and whisky on November 5; and coins, medals, stamps and collectors’ items in December. 4th November 5th November 5th November Free October Valuation Days Chinese & Japanese Ceramics & Bronze 18th Silver, Jewellery & Watches 19th Coins, Medals, Militaria & Stamps 20th Wine, Port & Whisky (bottles & cases) 21st Model Cars, Trains, Dolls & Toys 22nd After our hugely successfully specialist October Classic Car & Motorcycle Auctions we are now accepting entries for these next specialist sales The Long Street Salerooms Sherborne DT9 3BS 01935 812277 • www.charterhouse-auction.com

24 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 Books PAUL O’GRADY has come a long way since his drag queen days, as the foul-mouthed, acid-tongued ‘blonde bombsite’ Lily Savage. Yet there’s a touch of nostalgia for his drag days, the era in which he made his name in the Eighties, compared with the more glitzy, polished drag scene today. Lily – his alter ego – would be too old to make a return now, he reflects. “It did flash in my mind to do a tour – which I would not do in a million years as I haven’t toured for so long – of Lily for Prime Minister. “People are always asking me, ‘Where’s Lily?’ like she exists and I say, ‘She’s working in the hospitality industry in Amsterdam. The house has closed down and she’s got 15 women to furlough’.” But in reality, he thinks her time is over. “I’m 66. I always thought Lily was about five or six years older than me, so she’d be in her 70s now. I’d come on with a stick, ‘cause she’d had her veins done.” In any case, the drag queen scene has changed so much since his Liverpudlian diva retired in 2004. “Well, you’ve got (RuPaul’s) Drag Race,” agrees Paul. “It’s a good thing. It’s totally different from my day. Our sort of drag, where we worked the pubs and the clubs, the roots are steeped in variety and musical. You told gags. There were some wonderful drag comedians – Phil Starr, Marc Fleming – they were polished comedians, who just happened to be in drag. “This lot (current drag artists) look incredible, with the make-up, the frocks, the wigs, but for me it’s like drag’s moved on, it’s transitioned. It doesn’t necessarily focus on comedy and it’s very American. “British drag was always comedy,” Paul adds. “I think our era was better. When I was working the pubs, there were about 36 acts. You’d go up and down the country, I knew every service station. There are some brilliant acts still working the clubs and pubs, people I’m still in touch with who I worked with. “My roots are very much still there.” He was doing the pubs and clubs in the late-Eighties, when Aids was high on the agenda, and has had to steel himself to watch shows like Pose and It’s A Sin. “It hit us like a tsunami,” Paul has previously said of those days. “Friends would be diagnosed HIV positive and within months they’d be ill and then probably dead. And there was no sympathy from anybody. Basically looked out for each other.” Today, he remembers: “I lost we so many friends. I used to do shows on the wards. I’d dress up as Lily as a nurse. Imagine her The scene has changed – British drag was always comedy As his first children’s book is published, pAul o’GrAdy tAlks to HannaH StepHenSon About his trAnsition from the Acerbic lily sAvAGe to uncle pAul Paul and his husband Andre Portasio with a trolley – and those plastic bottles you wee in? I’d rustle up some new, clean ones and have white wine in one and red in the other. “These were people I knew who were dying – but you’ve got to keep a brave face.” Yet he laughs at the idea that he might have needed counselling. “I’m Northern, for God’s sake. We don’t have counselling. There are two stages of depression in Birk- Paul, seen as Lily Savage, left, says modern drag queens, such as Victoria Scone from the latest series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, look incredible enhead – the first stage is called ‘My nerves are bad’ and the second stage is ‘My nerves are hanging out’. “I don’t dismiss counselling at all, because there are people who genuinely need it, but I’m really lucky – I can sort myself out.” He has said that Lily Savage’s acerbic put-downs wouldn’t last long in today’s day and age. Does he think we’ve become too ‘woke’? “We’ve become nit-pickers. It’s like almost everything is a witch hunt. If somebody puts a foot wrong, they are leapt on. You are not allowed to have an opinion.” During his career, Paul has hosted Blind Date and Blankety Blank, and these days is most recognised as the animal-lover presenter of ITV’s multi-award-winning For The Love Of Dogs, and for his new prime time ITV celebrity game show, Paul O’Grady’s Saturday Night Line Up. “It’s not a rival to Graham Norton, it’s not a chat show. He has all the Hollywood stars, plugging something. The stories my guests tell are more personal. We’ve already filmed it all. I had a ball.” He’s also back in Battersea, filming a new series of For The Love Of Dogs, and is quick to talk about the tug-at-the-heartstrings cases he has seen lately. “The first one was a Westie that had been so abused, it didn’t have skin any more and was about to lose an eye. The s e c o n d were two boxers who were left to starve in a house but had escaped. They were skeletons. Then there was another little thing that was so terrified, just cowering in the corner, a bag of bones. You come out and you think, I hate humanity.” He has been known to take home some of the pooches whose stories he has followed. Will he get any more dogs from Battersea? “It’s like putting a terrible boozer in an off licence and locking the door and saying, ‘Don’t touch anything’. I’ve already got four from Battersea.” He’s also written his first children’s book, I’m Northern, for God’s sake. We don’t have counselling Eddie Albert And The Amazing Animal Gang, centring on a shy 10-year-old boy who can talk to animals, rather like a miniature Doctor Dolittle, and embarks on an adventure in Amsterdam with his dog Butch. However, unlike the original Doctor Dolittle, Eddie is embarrassed by his gift and by the fact that he is dif- ferent. Was it like that for Paul, growing up gay in a Catholic household? “No, I didn’t know I was gay, even up to quite a late stage, because I had a daughter (Sharyn, from a brief romance) when I was 17. “My poor mother was demented! She’d grown up with house full of animals and now this. Her little boy had reached puberty and turned into Attila the Hun! “I do sympathise with teenage boys and girls in this day and age,” he adds. “We didn’t have the pressure of social media. We didn’t have the pressure of the body beautiful or the fabulous teeth. “It wasn’t a competition. It was a different era. Simpler things amused us.” During lockdown, Paul got a new puppy, learned how to play the ukulele, and made tons of chutney from the wonderful harvest he had on his farm in Kent. “It was lovely. I didn’t wear shoes. I didn’t have a shave. I looked like Catweazle.” He also saw more of his husband, ballet teacher Andre Portasio, given the reduced work schedule. “We cleared out cupboards and I decided I had far too many clothes which didn’t work. So, I got a bit over-enthusiastic and now I haven’t got any!” However, he does have four dogs, five pigs, three goats, a brood of chick- ens, four barn owls and seven sheep. “I’ve got my hands full but I don’t mind,” he says happily. Kent is the couple’s permanent home, although they have their own separate flats in London for when they are working. Paul has been commissioned to write another two books in the children’s series, but scoffs at the notion that he might be a latter-day Enid Blyton. “A mate of mine recently asked me, ‘How did Lily Savage become Uncle Paul?’ And I just snarled like an old cat. But it’s very strange which paths you take in life – and I’ve never had a game plan.” ■ Eddie Albert And The Amazing Animal Gang by Paul O’Grady is published by HarperCollins, £12.99 Animal lover Paul O’Grady with one of his many pets

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 25 Books REVIEWS fiction pick of the week Non-fiction the moRning staR by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Harvill Secker, hardback £20 (ebook £11.99) HHHII Karl Ove Knausgaard established his controversial reputation with his My Struggle series, and The Morning Star builds on that foundation. This is a tale of interwoven lives seeping together as the players battle to forge their own definitive path. A true Scandinavian epic, as the morning star shines, the darkness inside the myriad characters becomes exposed – from priest Kathrine, to a journalist out drinking while his wife works a night shift in a psychiatric care unit. Strange things begin to occur too – crabs appear on the road, brutal murders are reported... Ultimately, Knausgaard’s brilliant storytelling is as bright as the celestial body from which the book takes its title. the magician by Colm Toibin, Viking, hardback £18.99 (ebook £9.99) HHHHI The Magician is Irish author Colm Toibin’s 10th novel, and is an expansive yet deeply personal exploration of the life of exiled German writer Thomas Mann. Ranging from Mann’s childhood in conservative Lubeck, Northern Germany, to his life in liberal Munich, Bavaria, and his family’s flight to America to escape the cloud cuckoo land by Anthony Doerr, Fourth Estate, hardback £20 (ebook £9.99) HHHII It has been quite a wait since Anthony Doerr’s last novel in 2014, the Pulitzer Prize winner, All The Light We Cannot See – a tear-duct buckling World War II saga. And so, Cloud Cuckoo Land has some pressure Nazis, the novel is almost biographically thorough. The book’s opening is slow, but following the advent of the First and Second World Wars and its devastating impact on the Mann family, it becomes gripping, imbued with a sense of dread. Containing beautiful observations on life and literature, and a sweeping sense of historical scale, The Magician remains tightly written and wryly funny. on it, not helped by how huge it is. Ignore the 600+ page count though, and let the tides of five characters take you to present-day Idaho, Constantinople in 1453 and to a spaceship in the future, whose inhabitants are searching for a new planet to call home. Doerr’s expansive look at freedom, the value of the natural world, and the importance of storytelling, is captivating. Rationality: What it is, Why it seems scaRce, Why it matteRs by Steven Pinker, Allen Lane, hardback £25 (ebook £12.99) HHHHH In a time when fake news, conspiracy theories and urban myths thrive, Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker has taken it upon himself to encourage us to think more rationally. In each chapter he provides tools to help readers become more able to think clearly and challenge their own biases and assumptions. Pinker offers insights into ways of questioning your own and other people’s thinking. The book can arm you to think for yourself. It came out of a course he taught at Harvard, and it sometimes feels more textbook than popular science, so for the ordinary reader it is – in parts – hard work. For Pinker, that is the point – the book is an impassioned plea for putting the effort in, to create a more rational world. TOp TEnS bESTSEllERS 1. Bewilderment: Richard Powers 2. The Passenger: Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz 3. The Man Who Died Twice: Richard Osman 4. The Thursday Murder Club: Richard Osman 5. The Power of Geography: Tim Marshall 6. Beautiful World, Where Are You (pictured): Sally Rooney 7. It Ends With Us: Colleen Hoover 8. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: Taylor Jenkins Reid 9. And Away: Bob Mortimer 10. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig Chart courtesy of Waterstones EbookS 1. Daylight: David Baldacci 2. Anxious People: Fredrik Backman 3. Holding (pictured): Graham Norton 4. The Couple at No 9: Claire Douglas 5. The Hollows: Mark Edwards 6. The Holiday: T.M. Logan 7. Waiting to Begin: Amanda Prowse 8. The Corfe Castle Murders: Rachel McLean 9. The Man Who Died Twice: Richard Osman 10. American Dirt: Jeanine Cummins Chart courtesy of the Kindle store at Amazon

26 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 A sewer collapse leaves Abi and Corey trapped... with a gun between them Soaps In true horror-story tradItIon abI fInds herself alone wIth her son’s kIller as a storm rages over weatherfIeld and drug dealer harvey seeks revenge on leanne A hole lot of trouble DeBBie’S House of Horrors event is set to take place – and never has something been more aptly named. As a huge storm brews across Weatherfield, more sinkholes appear. One of them traps Abi and her son’s killer Corey in a Victorian sewer – with the gun Abi was planning to kill the villain with laying between them. Does everything depend on who reaches it first, or does fate have something else in store for the pair? Jenny is also swallowed up so Johnny, who had been preparing to coronation street ITV move to Bali, tries to rescue her, resulting in them both becoming stuck. To David’s horror, Shona heads underground to find them. Meanwhile, the Alahan family’s break ends in disaster when they’re involved in a potentially fatal car accident which leaves Dev beside himself with guilt. Plus, evil Harvey escapes from jail before heading back to Coronation Street, determined to take violent revenge on Leanne. David tries to save Victoria eastenDers BBC1 Harvey plans violent revenge against Leanne HoMe anD aWaY Channel 5 Disaster strikes for Chloe and Ryder when they’re caught red-handed working in the kitchen without permission. However, as the week wears on, it looks as though their illicit business might just survive. Elsewhere, as Logan and Mackenzie, pictured, try to figure out whether their attraction is more than skin deep, Ari and Mia end up at each others’ throats over their current situation. HoLLYoaKs Channel 4 Warren prepares to bid farewell to Hollyoaks following one final job with Fergus, but reckons without Felix putting a spanner in the works. When their drug operation is sabotaged, Fergus wants revenge after an unsuspecting Felix tells Martine he will be there when she wakes up after her surgery. Maxine stands up to Trish, above, and decides to coach Leah through the Blackpool Palooza. When it becomes clear why the contest is so important to Trish, Leah faces a tough choice. eMMerDaLe ITV There are dramatic and emotional days in the Dales too as Charles, Victoria, David, Meena, Andrea, Charity, Mack and Manpreet, eagerly take part in Priya and Ellis’s survival challenge. Rather than prove their mettle, the latter duo takes the opportunity to sneak off for some naughty afternoon fun, leaving them completely oblivious to the terrible events set to unfold, as Victoria, David, Manpreet and Charles embark on what they think will be a fun adventure, only to end up fighting for their lives. Meanwhile, Charity and Mack, who try to beat the others by cheating, face their own nightmare as Meena’s reign of terror takes hold. But as the week draws to a close and the focus moves in on a maize maze, lives are left hanging in the balance after tragedy strikes, and things in the village may never be the same again. Gray’s week starts off miserable and continues in the same vein, until a ray of sunshine pierces the gloom. However, Chelsea still doesn’t care about the money she owes him, while he faces a job interview for a management role. Disaster strikes when he gets bad news about his father, but at least he finds comfort in Whitney’s arms. Billy tries – and fails – to put the squeeze on Janine, who joins forces with Liam to persuade Jay to give her a job. Elsewhere, Peter tries to support Harvey and help Ash get over what he said, but when Kat gets wind of it all she tears a strip off Harvey and fires him, despite Janine continues to tough it out while Gray, left, gets good and bad news his protests. Dana persuades him to apologise to Ash, and while she accepts it, Peter is livid and boots the young man out. Plus, Aaron is taken with Tiffany’s charms and promptly asks her out on a date. neigHbours Channel 5 Ramsay Street is agog with racy rumours about Ned, Levi and Amy’s sleepover, but the boys respect Amy’s request for space. However, Levi starts to wonder if the hassle is worth it, only to lay down an ultimatum after Amy comes clean to the men about her fears. Paul pins his hopes on a visit from Jesse soothing Terese’s ruffled feathers, pictured, only for her attention to be diverted by Harlow’s shenanigans at Lassiters, as she tries to pin a roster error on Chloe.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 27 DuEl’s golD Jodie Comer as Marguerite Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/ Venom Films Jodie comer shines brightest in this interesting – if a little overlong – historical drama the last duel (18) HHHII reViews by damon smith BASeD on true events documented in eric Jager’s 2004 book, Ridley Scott’s historical drama unfolds in bloated chapters from the perspectives of three main characters. each lengthy testimony is penned by a different writer, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener, who offer conflicting evidence about events leading to the sexual assault of a wife while her husband is away at war. The final chapter penned by Holofcener gives a voice to the abused heroine, played with gusto by Jodie Comer, culminating in a brilliantly staged showdown on horseback and foot that will decide her fate. If God guides her husband’s sword to victory in front of a baying crowd, she will be vindicated. If her spouse falls, her version of events will be declared untrue and she will be put to death too. Co-stars Damon and Adam Driver subtly alter their portrayals Ben Affleck as Count Pierre d’Alencon of feuding noblemen when they are the heroic narrator or supposed villain of a particular chapter. Repetition is a blessing and curse, sustaining interest as we scrutinise inconsistencies in each version of events but also testing our resolve as the running time trots, unnecessarily, over two and a half hours. In the wintry final days of 1386, knight Jean de Carrouges (Damon) and squire Jacques Le Gris (Driver) fight side-by-side under the banner of King Charles VI (Alex Lawther) but it is the latter who curries favour with Count Pierre d’Alencon (Ben Affleck) and secures a captaincy destined for Jean. To rub salt into fresh wounds, Jacques’ promotion includes land belonging to Sir Robert de Thibouville (Nathaniel Parker), which had been promised to Jean as part of the wedding dowry of his daughter Marguerite (Comer). Jean bears the scars of losing a wife and child to the plague and Adam Driver as Jacques LeGris and Matt Damon as Jean de Carrouges he is under pressure from his waspish mother (Harriet Walter) to produce a male heir. “I did not have this problem with my first wife,” Jean cruelly snaps at Marguerite after his efforts between the sheets fail to produce the desired results. He canters off to war and returns to tearful Marguerite, who claims Jacques forced his way into their home and sexually assaulted her. According to medieval law, rape “is not a crime against a woman. It is a property crime against her man”. Thus, Jean seeks a judicial duel to the death with Jacques. The Last Duel cries out (unheard) for editor Claire Simpson to hack and slash the running time closer to two hours. Comer outshines Damon and Driver, who meet the gruelling physical demands of the battle sequences, directed with typical brio by Scott in a throwback to the limb-hacking fury of Gladiator. ■ In cinemas now Venom: let there be carnage (15) Preview This special effects-laden Marvel Comics sequel introduces a deadly new symbiote to Spider-Man’s web-slinging universe. Investigative journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) shares his body with a carnivorous extra-terrestrial parasite called Venom, which gifts him incredible powers. He visits serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) in secure confinement before a planned execution by lethal injection. The inmate bites Eddie and part of Venom courses into the psychopath’s body, giving birth to the symbiote Carnage. Cletus agrees to work with Carnage to break out and eliminate Venom. Reluctantly, Eddie must team up with Detective Patrick Mulligan (Stephen Graham) to eliminate this new threat. ■ In cinemas now halloween Kills (18) HHIII Picking up the action directly after the 2018 reboot of the Halloween franchise, three generations of Strode women – Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis), daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) – flee Laurie’s burning house with bogeyman Michael Myers trapped in the basement. They head to Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery on a stab wound to Laurie’s abdomen. Meanwhile, brave firemen inadvertently free Michael from the inferno and the monster continues his relentless pursuit of the Strodes. Tommy Doyle (Anthony Michael Hall), one of the kids that Laurie babysat in 1978, whips up residents into a frenzied mob. “Michael Myers has haunted this town for 40 years,” barks Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Allyson, brandishing a shotgun. “Tonight, we hunt him down!” “It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare,” growls Leigh Brackett (Charles Cyphers), former sheriff of Haddonfield and now a security officer at Memorial Hospital, who lost his daughter Annie to the serial killer back in 1978. Alas, that promise of bloodcurdling thrills doesn’t apply to us because Halloween Kills neither shocks nor surprises. Let us pray that Halloween Ends, due for release in October 2022, is a declaration of intent. ■ In cinemas now

28 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 Screen Shots An alien takeover Andy SERKIS is no stranger to playing wild and wonderful creatures. The British actor has been globally acclaimed for his pioneering use of motion capture and CGI as Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings and as Caesar in the Planet Of The Apes films, as well as playing Snoke in Star Wars. But the next creatures he is tackling are as a director, not an actor, and they carry with them the weight of expectation. He steps behind the camera for the Marvel film Venom: Let There Be Carnage, a sequel to the 2018 blockbuster helmed by Ruben Fleischer. Andy, whose previous directing credits include Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, and Jungle Book re-telling Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle, didn’t have his eye on directing a superhero blockbuster until he got a call from the film’s star, Tom Hardy. “I was working on something else, I was developing something to shoot, and out of the blue came this call from Tom and he just said ‘Andy, I want to throw your hat in the ring to direct Venom’,” he recalls. “I was like ‘OK!’ It wasn’t something that I was seeking out originally, but then we started to talk and obviously I loved his performance in the original one, so very rapidly it kind of became something, and I’m so glad that he did because we had a ball making it. “I’ve always wanted to work with Tom and we’d sort of talked around other projects, as director and actor and also acting together, so it was Andy says he has long wanted to work with Tom Hardy Venom is back directing the Marvel sequel venoM: let there Be carnage took andy serkis into uncharted territory. he tells Laura Harding it was a challenge he couldn’t resist really wonderful to finally get to work together.” The film sees Tom reprise his role as journalist Eddie Brock, who is still living with the alien symbiote Venom inside him. After Brock attempts to reignite his career by interviewing the serial killer Cletus Kasady (played by Woody Harrelson), the convicted killer becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage and Eddie and Venom must race to stop him on his deadly mission. “I’ve never done anything like that before,” Andy admits, “so it was a challenge at first, but the way it was written and the way the story was crafted, and where it sat in terms of the evolution of the relationship with Eddie and Venom, and also the introduction of such a main new character Carnage, allowed for a lot of exploration as if it were almost a film in its own right. “I was standing on the shoulders of Ruben Fleischer’s great first You saw the meeting of the symbiote and its host and now we get to enjoy the development of that, now we get to see the kind of the odd couple relationship... Andy on what attracted him to tell the next chapter of Venom’s story Andy Serkis says he has no plans to give up on acting movie and Tom’s performance particularly, so there was wonderful material to work with. “But what was exciting about this were two things really – where the relationship sits – you saw the meeting of the symbiote and its host and now we get to enjoy the development of that, now we get to see the kind of the odd couple relationship, the sort of the seven-yearitch, the playfulness between them now they have spent time with Andy is a master of motion capture, playing the likes of Cesar in Planet Of The Apes each other, so that was really exciting. “And then there was the design and finding the colour and palette and the tone of this movie, which is much more humorous in a way, but it’s also a lot darker in terms of the villain and the brilliant performance that Woody gives as Cletus and Carnage.” It was Woody’s nerve-shredding performance that gave Andy a real dream moment on set. “I was looking at Woody thinking ‘I remember watching you playing Larry Flynt’ and thinking one day I’d like to do something like that, I’d like to be involved in cinema. “Then suddenly you find yourself, 30 years later, working with someone that you’ve admired all this time. “So I always have to pinch myself and think how lucky I am doing the job that I do.” But for 57-year-old Andy, time in the director’s chair means time away from acting, which has long been his first love, and he’s adamant he is not planning on retiring from his career on screen any time soon. “I’m really enjoying directing, I love it and it sort of satisfies all the variants that I’ve gone off in during my career to explore. And even before I became an actor I was very much into painting and graphics and visual storytelling, so it really suits me, and I know I’m not going to stop acting. “I love acting and I will continue doing more acting. But with this journey the great thing is you can go from one to the other. I do love helming the whole thing and having the experiences of working with the entire crew and post production and visual effects and music and so on. “But equally I really enjoy just kind of shutting all of that out and getting inside the head of a character and playing.” It was particularly thrilling for Andy to dive into the world of a Marvel film because he had grown up with Spider-Man comics as a child, but drifted away from them in later life. “It was lovely to be able to dive back into that world,” he enthuses. “The world of graphic storytelling is something I’ve been interested in and, obviously, creating characters of these kinds, working with technology which allows you to bring these kinds of characters to life, I mean I felt very at home.” And as a fan, that must surely mean he wants what scores of Marvel fans want – the chance to see Venom and Spider-Man together on the big screen? “Well, I think everyone wants that,” he says with a grin. “I mean, who knows what will happen? We hope that one day they might come across each other, I guess...” ■ Venom: Let There Be Carnage is released in UK cinemas today.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 29 went back a lot further than I had anticipated. “To not be able to know what this man was capable of, or how he came to be able to have two children by black women in Jamaica, it does leave a bit of a horrible feeling there.” Charlene describes the Screen Shots I don’t feel any less British because I’m black By her own admission, broadcast journalist Charlene White doesn’t find herself overcome with emotion often. Instead describing herself as someone brimming with “fight” and “resilience”, the ITV News and Loose Women anchor says she has long dealt with online abuse in the only way she knows how. “With humour,” says 41-year-old Charlene with a smile. “It’s going to sound awful, but I have been faced with social media racism for so long – oh God, longer than a decade now – that I’ve had to build an armour against it. I shouldn’t have to build an armour, but I have done, in order to be able to survive and enjoy the side of social media that I love.” However, it’s her latest on-screen project, Charlene White: Empire’s Child, that unexpectedly saw her stoic facade slip, giving way to emotion. Commissioned as part of ITV’s celebration of Black Broadcaster and journalist Charlene White uncovered some uncomfortable truths about her roots for the documentary Empire’s Child. Danielle de Wolfe learns more History Month, the one-hour documentary sees the presenter delve into her ancestry and its links to the British Empire, investigating what it really means to be black and British. “I’m a journalist, my heart tends to be cold most of the time,” Charlene initially jokes when asked about the emotional impact of the revelations. “But there’s one point in the film where it suddenly just hit me in a way I wasn’t expecting, without me wanting it to. “And that’s when I realised actually, it means so much more than we realise to gain more of an understanding of home.” Retracing her roots across the British Empire, Charlene’s journey unearthed a number of shocking revelations linking the shadowy history of the Empire to the fundamental shaping of her own family tree. Recounting how the lighter skin tone on one side of her family paired with an old photo of her uncle – who according to Charlene was “obviously of mixed heritage” – had always led to the assumption her great-grandfather William Stanbury was white. The need for new information saw her venture to the south coast of England in search of answers. “Through the process of looking for him, I travelled down to Devon, and Devon does have a lot of links where slavery is concerned and the Empire,” says the 41-year-old. “So, I was really excited, saying ‘yes, I have found him!’ – only to realise that actually, he’s not English at all, he was born in Jamaica. And that’s when the fear sort of set in.” Charlene recalls when she conceded a direct link to slavery was increasingly likely. “I really hoped brutality and violence weren’t involved within my lineage, and then I realised at that point that it definitely was, and it probably Charlene White finds out about her family history and its links to the British Empire deep-dive into her family’s history as a “pretty big moment”. A journey that culminates in a transatlantic voyage in search of answers, she says that despite regularly returning to Jamaica, the filming trip was the first time she ever truly “felt at home”. “There is something wonderful about stepping foot in a country where you aren’t the minority, where you are the majority and that does fill my heart. “I don’t feel any less British because I’m black. I won’t allow anybody to take that away from me at all. In the same way that I am no less Jamaican because I’m born here.” Charlene adds: “As a result of doing this programme, I definitely feel like I know more about me, and I think it’s made me stronger.” ■■Charlene White: Empire’s Child airs on ITV on Thursday at 9pm

30 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 TV Highlights Beverley Callard and Jordan North are the epitome of an unexpected friendship. She is a 64-year-old actress, best known for playing Liz McDonald in Coronation Street, while he is a 31-year-old Radio 1 DJ. And yet, when they both starred in last year’s series of I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! – filmed in a castle in Wales – they immediately clicked. In fact, they get on so well, they’ve filmed a travel series together for ITV. Beverley & Jordan: Destination Wedding sees the pair head to Spain, where they immerse themselves in local culture, while also planning for a very special day at the end of the series: Beverley is renewing her wedding vows with husband Jon. “I was quite nervous about it because Jordan is a presenter and is so good at it, and I’m not a presenter at all,” admits West Yorkshire-born Beverley. “I’m used to learning the lines and doing other people’s work!” She and her husband were meant to have the ceremony last year, on a beach in Spain, to celebrate 10 years of marriage – but lockdown got in the way. When ITV suggested they film it for the show, their request was that it remained “casual”. “We didn’t want it ‘showbiz’ in any way,” says the star. “Then they said to Jordan, ‘Will you organise it?’.” So, a plan came together; as the friends travelled around the country, Jordan picked items from the different regions for the wedding – for example, wine from Rioja. Jordan and Beverley with Vernon Kay during last year’s I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! The Madame Blanc Mysteries Tonight, Channel 5, 9pm Channel 5 is not noted for its original dramas but we’re thrilled to see this six-parter, created, written by and starring Sally Lindsay. She plays antiques dealer Jean, whose life is turned upside down after her husband Rory dies on his way back from the south of France. Jean finds the bank account empty, their Cheshire shop mortgaged to the hilt and a ring missing from Rory’s effects. A sole bright spot is their cottage in French antiques hub Sainte Victoire, where our heroine promptly hot-foots it to, looking for answers. The world is our oyster... A new show sees Beverley Callard and Jordan North team up to explore Spain together. Georgia Humphreysfinds out more from the dynamic duo Meanwhile, Beverley threw in some hair-raising experiences for her and Jordan, whose phobias of, well, basically everything led to some very memorable moments on I’m A Celeb. “I don’t want to give too much away, but we might have done some paragliding...” teases Jordan, who was born in York but grew up in Burnley. “The director said he’s never heard a blood-curdling scream quite like it! “Beverley got stuck in as well. She only recently had a hip operation, and she was doing all the activities. “We had to get permission for a couple from her doctor. “She’s a very strong-willed and determined lady and I hope people get to see that.” “The other thing is, it’s not fake,” Beverley says of the show. “None of it is scripted whatsoever. Also, there’s no hair and make-up, there’s TV PICKS OF THE WEEK The Earthshot Prize 2021 Tomorrow, BBC1, 8pm Next month, all eyes will be on Glasgow as the UK hosts the crucial Cop26 climate summit. Just in case you think it’s all doom and gloom regarding the state of the planet, Dermot O’Leary and Clara Amfo present the awards ceremony celebrating projects tackling the climate crisis, and providing funding to help them achieve their goals. no costume. So, I look like a Crufts champion for the duration.” “She looked amazing!” adds Jordan (in just one example of how loving this new double act are with each other). “But it’s the same people that made I’m A Celeb, so it wasn’t glamorous. I’ve got the best picture of Beverley on the side of the motorway eating a sandwich between filming. There were no people doing touch-ups on the side. You’ll see us literally getting out of the sea...” “Not a pretty sight,” quips Beverley. “I can remember getting out and thinking, ‘Oh my god, I look a disaster’. I used to be a bit of a sex symbol – that has gone!” What do they think will make this stand out amongst a TV schedule that’s heavy with travel shows? “People probably think they know Spain, and they know it quite well, and they’ve probably been on holiday there – but we’re going to show you areas and towns and places that you didn’t know about, that we didn’t even know about,” reveals Jordan. “I didn’t realise how vast it is. We travelled 900 miles, from the top of Spain in Santander, right down to the bottom. Me and Beverley drove, and we filmed most of the driving.” “We saw how they really live, away from the touristy destinations,” Beverley elaborates. “A chap called Miguel, he was the Sir David Attenborough speaks on the challenges these issues are facing, while music comes from Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Yemi Alade, KSI and Shawn Mendes. Alma’s Not Normal Monday, BBC2, regions vary It’s going to be hard saying goodbye to this whip-smart comedy drama, but at least we can hope for a second series or more delights from creator Sophie Willan. The episode begins as things between Lin and Joan are not going well, I used to be a bit of a sex symbol – that has gone! Beverley Callard nicest man, and he taught us, in Valencia, how to make a proper paella for the wedding. “He took us to his home. He and his wife worked really hard, they’d really struggled throughout the pandemic to earn a living, and they made us so welcome. They got quite emotional about it and so did we.” That wasn’t the only time that emotions ran high while making the project – all those hours driving in a car together led to some deep conversations between the pair. “We had moments that were really moving, and heart-to-hearts about each other, about our childhood,” reflects Beverley. “The producers have basically said they could make a series of just us nattering in the car,” adds Jordan. “We’d seen it in the castle, so we knew already; Beverley is the funniest and most heart-warming lady, and she genuinely cares about people,” follows the broadcaster, when asked what he learnt about his costar while filming. “I did learn so much about him and him growing up and his family,” notes Beverley. “You can tell, he comes from a really loving family. That is so obvious and when you see his mum, you know why. She’s a great mum, but she’s really glamorous, as well. She’s gorgeous to look at – that’s where he gets his looks. “Also, with Jordan, what you see is Clive Owen as American President Bill Clinton while the news that Alma will be leaving for a six-month tour could well push Lin over the edge. Impeachment: American Crime Story Tuesday, BBC2, 9.15pm The third series in this illuminating US offering explores the sordid twists and turns of the scandal that erupted after President Bill Clinton denied, then finally admitted he had an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. This dramatised what you get. He’s very genuine and I think that’s why he’s so wonderful at his job because it comes through the mic.” But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s good at public speaking – at least not when it came to Beverley’s vow renewal anyway. “I did actually get asked to do a speech, and I’m not just saying this to try and sound modest – it was a exploration begins in January 1998, the year the affair was made public, and Monica is invited to meet civil servant Linda Tripp. However, in reality, it’s a trap laid by the FBI, who take her to a hotel suite to be interviewed by the Office of Special Counsel. Clive Owen stars as Clinton, while Beanie Feldstein plays Lewinsky. Shetland Wednesday, BBC1, 9pm Douglas Henshall and Alison O’Donnell are back for a new, six-part run of the bleak but beautiful crime drama, which sees the team probing the doorstep murder of a prominent

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 WEST COUNTRY LIFE 31 TV FILMs of the week TV Highlights Renée Zellweger as Bridget Bridget Jones’s Diary 1 Tonight, ITV, 10.35pm Thirtysomething Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) struggles with her age, weight, job and lack of a serious relationship. Deciding to turn things around, she makes a New Year’s resolution to take control of her life, and starts by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. However, she soon finds herself torn between her charming though disreputable boss (Hugh Grant) and a disagreeable, but handsome acquaintance (Colin Firth) who she just can’t stop running into. Helen Fielding’s phenomenally successful book achieved even greater heights with this Oscar-nominated film adaptation. Jordan North and Beverley Callard on their Spanish adventure, left, and at the site of their paragliding escapades The Death of Stalin 2 Tomorrow, BBC2, 10.45pm This political satire is about the power struggle that ensued after Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s demise in 1953. As the dictator’s cronies line up to take charge, it becomes clear nobody is actually running the country... Jason Isaacs (left), Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale and Michael Palin are among the all-star cast. The Edge 3 Monday, GREAT! movies, 9pm Billionaire Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins) travels to Alaska with photographer Bob Green (Alec Baldwin, left with Hopkins) to meet Charles’ model wife (Elle Macpherson) at a photo shoot. The journey takes a dramatic turn when their plane crashes, stranding them in the wilderness... The Edge is an underrated adventure-thriller disaster,” admits Jordan. “I got flustered. I tripped up over my words, I got all the names wrong.” “It was brilliant because he’s such a good presenter and once a microphone is there, he’s just so natural and he’s still himself, but because he’d written this speech and it was rehearsed, it was completely the opposite,” agrees Bev- local figure, a case which strikes at the heart of the Shetland Isles and its people. As DI Jimmy Perez and his crew uncover a kaleidoscope of motives for the murder, their investigation soon takes a shockingly sinister turn. Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker Thursday, Channel 4, 8pm Mel Giedroyc presents the latest entry in the hobby show genre, as nine of the country’s most talented craftspeople compete in a workshop, nestled in the ancient woodland of Wales’ Glanusk Estate. erley, chuckling. As you’ve probably guessed by now, the duo’s chemistry is certainly not just for the screen – and they would definitely love to work together again. “We’d love to focus Beverley during her time on Corrie Mel Giedroyc hosts Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker They face a big build that supersizes the skills they’ve honed at home and a surprise challenge that tests their core abilities. In this opening episode, the woodworkers have two days to complete a bed of dreams that may on another country,” says Jordan. “I’d love to do America. But I think we’d have fun in Portugal, Greece, Germany, France... The world’s our oyster.” ■■Beverley & Jordan: Destination Wedding starts on ITV on Wednesday at 8pm become the stuff of nightmares. And in the surprise skills challenge, they must celebrate the fine skill of hand carving, with an invaluable prize for the winner. Zappa Friday, BBC Four, 9pm Years in the making, this all-access documentary tells the story of Frank Zappa, the 1970s icon of eccentric rock whose work included serious orchestral composition, film-making and social activism. The in-depth film conveys the scope of his varied creative output, and the breadth of his extraordinary life. The Last King of Scotland 4 Tuesday, Film4, 11.20pm Medic Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) journeys to Uganda where a series of events bring him into contact with brutish dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker, left). He appoints Garrigan as his personal physician, but before long the physician begins to see the cruelty and egomania lurking beneath the surface of Amin’s character. Mona Lisa 5 Wednesday, Talking Pictures TV, 9.05pm After being released from prison, small-time criminal George (Bob Hoskins) is hired back by his boss, Mortwell (Michael Caine, left with Hoskins), to be the bodyguard of high-class prostitute Simone (Cathy Tyson). She asks him to help her find fellow call girl Cathy, and when he succeeds, George realises what connects the two women. Zero Dark Thirty 6 Thursday, ITV4, 11.05pm Director Kathryn Bigelow’s gripping follow-up to the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker follows ballsy CIA officer Maya (Jessica Chastain, left) as she is posted to Islamabad under Station Chief Joseph Bradley (Kyle Chandler). Over the next eight years, Maya dedicates her life to intelligence which might lead her to Osama bin Laden. A Time to Kill 7 Friday, BBC1, 11.25pm In this drama, two white racists in the Deep South rape a young black girl, prompting her father (Samuel L Jackson) to kill them. As his court case is thrust into the public eye, an ethical lawyer and his idealistic student (Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, left) have their lives threatened when the Ku Klux Klan set up shop in the area.

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46 WEST COUNTRY LIFE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 TV Pick the madame blanc mysteries Channel 5, tonight, 9pm It’S not every day that a group of priests watch with wry smiles as one of their own is murdered in cold blood. Even stranger is the idea that all of this should take place on a small Mediterranean island, surrounded by azure seas, in the middle of a global pandemic. For actress and producer Sally Lindsay, however, it was just another day at the office whereby new Channel 5 drama The Madame Blanc Mysteries saw her swap the grey skies of the UK for the altogether sunnier climes of Gozo. Sally recalls how, on more than one occasion, the project saw her deep in negotiations with a group of local religious leaders, having identified a quaint Maltese square in which to film. “We literally took over the square, even to the point where they closed it off for a few days for us,” enthuses the 48-year-old, who is best known for her roles as Shelley Barlow in Coronation Street and more recently Kath in Still Open All Hours. “The only thing we couldn’t stop was the bells – they love a bell in Malta.” Describing the priests as ‘excited’ at the prospect of a fictional murder being committed under their roof, the actress says the whole experience proved rather unique. “The priests were watching it going, ‘It’s fabulous!”’ says Sally, laughing. “They let us use their relics and everything... the church was like, ‘Yeah, you can have that, yeah, you can have that’.” Described as “the size of Stockport”, Gozo, with its diverse landscapes and architecture, is a location regularly used by film crews the world over. In this instance, the island’s shuttered streets are set to transport viewers to the fictional southern French town of Sainte Victoire. It’s a tale that revolves around esteemed Cheshire antiques dealer Jean White (Sally), who runs a successful business built up with the help of husband Rory. Overcome by grief following his sudden death on his return from an antiques scavenging trip to the South of France, proceedings take an even darker turn for Jean when she finds their shop has been re-mortgaged, their major assets pawned off and the couple’s life savings have vanished. I don’t know whether it’s my obsession with Agatha Christie but it seems I love writing murder mysteries “What inspired me was a lady I met on holiday,” recalls Sally. “She was a really eminent antiques dealer and really very knowledgeable and fantastic, and she was telling me about how she had a third-generation antiques dealership in London. The only thing we couldn’t stop for filming was the bells – they love a bell in Malta The brainchild of former Corrie actress, Sally Lindsay, new drama The Madame Blanc Mysteries is overflowing with dark humour, as Danielle De Wolfe discovers “I don’t think it happens anymore but what used to happen in Europe is basically she and her husband would get their van and drive to these beautiful little towns in the South of France and then the Italians would come and the Spanish would come and they’d all swap items. “What was complete tat in our country would be really fashionable in Italy.” In the Madame Blanc Mysteries Jean realises her sole remaining asset is the couple’s idyllic home in the French antiques hub of Sainte Victoire. She finds herself with more questions than answers – particularly given the lavish ring her husband was bringing back to her is nowhere to be found. Venturing to Europe to uncover the truth, a unique Sherlockian mystery begins to unravel. “I don’t know whether it’s my obsession with Agatha Christie, or Sherlock Holmes, or whatever it is, Writer, producer and star Sally Lindsay as Jean and, left, actress and writing partner Sue Vincent who plays Gloria The cast of The Madame Blanc Mysteries but it seems I love writing murder mysteries,” says Sally. “We got a commission pretty much straight away by Channel 5, which was unheard of. “I mean, when you think Scott & Bailey (the police drama based on an idea by Sally and co-star Suranne Jones) took six years and Mount Pleasant took six years to get made, and then five minutes after it goes in they said, ‘Yeah, we’ll have it”’ Sally started writing The Madame Blanc Mysteries while shivering in a chilly caravan while on set. “I was filming Channel 5 drama Cold Call in a car park in Manchester and I was cold to my bones,” laughs Sally. “I’m Mancunian, so it’s not like the first time that had happened, but I just thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to film somewhere with a warmer climate?’” Sally penned the show with her long-standing writing partner Sue Vincent, and executive produced it via her own production company. Sue, who’s best known for roles in Shameless, Coronation Street and Mount Pleasant, also stars in The Madame Blanc Mysteries as Jean’s best friend Gloria. She explains: “Sally was on holiday and Channel 5 wanted a script quickly, so she rang me and I knocked out the first 20 pages in about two-anda-half hours. There were some ups and downs, but we never lost the vision of our world.” Describing the series as “Lovejoy meets Escape To The Chateau”, Sue says the series is packed with laughs and quizzical goings on a-plenty. A labour of love, Sally says she’s now “scared to death” of the project’s reception given her role as both producer and lead, calling the overall experience a “baptism of fi r e ”. “You’d wake up every morning and you’d go, ‘The buck stops with you’,” she says. “I don’t know whether a monster has been created, but I’ve absolutely loved it.”

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2 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS NEWS Three arrests in murder probe after man, 18, dies Ed Cullinane ed.cullinane@reachplc.com Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murdering an 18-year-old man in central Bristol on Thursday evening. Police were called following an outbreak of violence in the Old Market area of the city and confirmed the victim died at the scene. A 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday night after requiring hospital treatment for injuries. Two teenage boys were also arrested on suspicion of the murder of the 18-year-old yesterday. Searches and forensic examinations are on-going following the death on Thursday evening. Police say the deceased is believed to be an 18-year-old man from the Bedminster area of the city, although formal ID has yet to take place. The victim was found with significant injuries following calls reporting an assault at about 6.20pm on Thursday. Superintendent Mark Runacres said that while they didn’t have cause of death yet, they have Everything in one place > > A huge police cordon is in place around Newton Park launched a murder investigation. He said: “This is a tragedy and we feel deeply for the family in their loss. “We’ll have uniformed officers on patrol in the area and engaging with the community as they come to terms with this awful crime. “While arrests have been made, a thorough investigation is still underway, including a search for evidence.” Police are asking that anyone who was in the area of Hayes Close and Hassell Drive between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday to get in touch if they saw anything which could help. They are also requesting any dashcam, CCTV or phone footage of the area between those times. Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees and Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire were among those to express their sadness at the death. InYourArea is a personalised newsfeed which brings together all the latest news for your local area from news sites, blogs and social networks. You can use the website or the app on your phone to get the latest news and information for your chosen areas, including crime updates, house prices and more. It is the only service that gives you a 360 view of up-to the-minute updates on where you live and shows you the most relevant local services provided by businesses in your area. All you have to do is enter a postcode. > > Police at the scene as searches and forensic examinations are ongoing following the death on Thursday evening Mr Rees said: “Another heartbreaking loss of life in Bristol due to street violence. “We are sad for the families and sad for the community – the community in which I grew up – and our city.” Constituency MP Ms Debbonaire said: “Desperately sad news. Thinking of the family and friends of all concerned and of the people in the neighbourhood.” 3 arrested after fatal stab attack Three people have been arrested following the fatal stabbing of a Swindon man last Sunday. Wiltshire Police yesterday arrested a 17-year-old youth, and two men aged 18 and 24, from London, following the death of 33-year-old Lee Turner. The 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and the two other suspects were arrested on suspicion of murder. Detective Chief Inspector Phil Walker said: “The three arrests that have taken place overnight are the result of a great deal of focus and effort by our officers who have been working with colleagues from outside the force area. “We hope this will provide some reassurance to those living in the area following this dreadful crime which has undoubtedly raised concerns in the community. “Our thoughts remain with the family of Mr Turner at this difficult time and we would like to assure them that we are doing all we can to bring those responsible for his death to justice.” Mr Turner was attacked on Sunday afternoon in a field between Gorse Hill and Pinehurst. Corrections and complaints If we have published anything that is factually inaccurate please contact the editor, Bill Martin, via email bill.martin@reachplc.com or write to The Editor, Western Daily Press, 1 Temple Way, Bristol, BS2 0BY. Once verified, we will correct it as soon as possible. The Western Daily Press newspaper is published by Local World, part of Reach PLC, which is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). We adhere to the Editors’ Code of Practice as enforced by IPSO, which can be contacted for advice at IPSO, Gate House 1, Farringdon Street London, EC4M 7LG; www.ipso.co.uk; telephone 0300 123 2220; email advice@ ipso.co.uk. If you have a complaint concerning a potential breach of the Code of Practice, we will deal with complaint directly or IPSO can refer your complaint to us. Please go to www.reachplc.com/ howtocomplain where you can view our complaints policy and procedure. A ‘How to Complain’ pack is also available by writing to the Legal and Compliance Department, Reach PLC, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AP.

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 3 NEWS ‘Duke has the wrong idea about space travel’ City’s political leaders must ‘get things done together’, says PM Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday visited a school in Bristol before the planned regional cabinet meeting in the West was disrupted by the fatal stabbing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess. Mr Johnson had earlier travelled to the West on a Great Western Railway train service from Paddington. He was joined by Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi as he made a fleeting trip to Westbury-on- Trym Church of England Academy, less than 24 hours after returning from a holiday in Marbella. He visited the school to discuss Welsh dolphins have different accent and speak very quickly Dolphins swimming off the Welsh coast have picked up their own unique accent which is at a higher pitch than other dolphins, researchers say. They also “speak” faster than other dolphins around the world, and know each other by their own “names”. Their extraordinary abilities were highlighted in the BBC Wales nature series Wonders of the Celtic Deep, which began this week. Filming from New Quay, Ceredigion, the production crew were joined by dolphin expert Dr Sarah Perry, from the Cardigan Marine the work it was doing to save the planet ahead of the COP26 conference in Glasgow. He also briefly addressed political turmoil in the West, amid a row between the West of England Combined Authority’s (Weca) political leaders. It comes as Metro Mayor Dan Norris turned up for this month’s committee meeting at City Hall alone as four council leaders refused to attend. He said it is important the city’s leaders “get things done together”. “I think mayors are a great thing Andrew Forgrave news@westerndailypress.co.uk for cities and can make a huge difference,” he said. “But it is important they work with the whole structure of local government and get things done together.” He continued: “When you have those local representatives singing from the same hymn sheet things go fantastically well. So that’s what I would encourage.” Mr Johnson and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace later toured the production lines of Rolls-Royce during a visit to its factory at Filton, near Bristol. They met staff and apprentices working on the EJ200 turbofan Wildlife Centre. She said: “Bottlenose dolphins have their own unique signature whistle. “Essentially it’s like them calling their own name, so that they can let those around them know who’s here. “So it would be like me shouting out my name, “hi, I’m Sarah”. “We found out that in Cardigan Bay they are whistling at a much higher frequency than any other bottlenose dolphin population around the world. “It has been suggested that bottlenose dolphins in Wales have their own Welsh dialect.” Researchers at Bangor University previously found that Cardigan Bay’s 240 dolphins have different sounding whistles to other pods found around the UK. A 2007 study by marine scientist Ronan Hickey was overseen by experts from the Shannon Dolphin Foundation in Ireland. He used a hydrophone from a boat to capture 1,882 whistles from 120 Irish Sea dolphins. They were then compared with vocalisations made by dolphins in the Shannon estuary which flows > > Prime Minister Boris Johnson shows a paper leaf he created to school children during a visit to Westbury- On-Trym Church of England Academy Getty Images Europe engine for the Eurofighter Typhoon jet and MT30 marine gas turbine engine, which is used in navy frigates. Mr Johnson joined Therese Coffey, Work and Pensions Secretary, and Michelle Donelan, Minister of State for Higher and Further Education, to meet apprentices from the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment & Support team. The cabinet had gathered at Rolls- Royce in Filton on an away-day from Westminster when news of the stabbing of Sir David filtered through. ■■ Tributes paid to MP – Page 12 towards Limerick. They discovered the frequency of clicks used by Wales’s dolphins is faster than anywhere else in world. Speaking at the time, project leader Dr Simon Berrow said the team captured a range of sounds, from whistles to clicks, barks and groans. One was a “gunshot sound” which, they suggested, dolphins might use to stun their prey. “Essentially it is like a dictionary of vocalisations they use or sounds they make,” he said. The show is only screened in Wales but is available on the BBC iPlayer. William Shatner, above, has defended his historic space flight following criticism from the Duke of Cambridge, saying the royal has got the “wrong idea”. The 90-year-old actor, famed for his Star Trek role as Captain James T Kirk, said his space mission was a “baby step” to getting “polluting industries...off of Earth”. The duke, interviewed ahead of his inaugural environment Earthshot Prize awards, said: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.” Shatner lifted off from the Texas desert on Wednesday in a rocket built by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s space travel company Blue Origin. The actor made history by becoming the oldest person to travel into space. Interviewed by Entertainment Today, the actor said about the duke, pictured: “He’s a lovely Englishman. He’s going to be king of England one day. He’s a lovely, gentle, educated man, but he’s got the wrong idea. “The idea here is not to go, ‘Yeah, look at me. I’m in space.’ No, I would tell the prince, and I hope the prince gets this message, this is a baby step of getting industry, all those polluting industries...off of Earth.” Shatner and three other passengers lifted off in the fully automated, 60ft-tall New Shepard rocket from Van Horn, west Texas, and reached an altitude of roughly 350,000ft and a velocity of about 2,000mph. The actor and those on board experienced weightlessness as they reached the fringes of space, and after a trip lasting about 10 minutes, the capsule fell back to Earth with the aid of a parachute. Addressing the duke’s argument that issues on Earth needed to be tackled before travelling into space, Shatner said: “So fix some of the stuff down here... but we can curl your hair and put lotion on your face at the same time.”

4 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS NEWS ‘Ignore tests if child is unwell’ A director of public health has issued advice calling on schools, parents and teachers to ignore PCR tests if they suspect the child is unwell following the spate of false negatives. Bath and North East Somerset Council director of public health Becky Reynolds has called on parents and schools to use common sense after there have been some 43,000 false negative PCR tests in the South West, including Bath. In a council newsletter, Ms Reynolds said: “We are aware that the current situation is making it difficult for parents to determine when their child should return to school.” The public health expert has written to schools to clarify what students, staff, parents and carers should do if they have received a negative PCR test result for coronavirus following a positive lateral flow device result. In the letter Ms Reynolds says: “We are aware that the current situation is making it difficult for parents to determine when their child should return to school and would like to remind them of the national guidance. “If a child still feels unwell after a negative PCR test, they should stay at home until feeling better. Where a child tests negative via a PCR test but goes on to develop Covid-19 symptoms after the test, they should have another PCR test.” It continues: “Whilst the UKHSA investigation is under way, where a child has the following markers, we advise that they are more likely to have Covid-19 than not, and are treated as potentially infectious for Covid-19: Have displayed Covid-19 symptom/s and/or have been in close contact with a positive case (such as a household member), and Have tested positive via an LFD test (even if they subsequently tested negative on a PCR) “We recommend they isolate and remain out of the setting for 10 days. The isolation period includes the day symptoms started and the next 10 full days. It should be noted that this is advisory and as such parents are unable to claim the additional Covid payments without a positive PCR test result. “We are constantly reviewing the advice we issue to schools in line with the national guidance and will provide further information as it becomes available.” 43,000 given wrong jane kirby news@westerndailypress.co.uk An estimated 43,000 people – mostly in the West – may have been given wrong negative PCR Covid test results, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said. NHS Test and Trace has suspended testing operations provided by Immensa Health Clinic Ltd at its laboratory in Wolverhampton, following an investigation into reports of people receiving negative PCR test results after they have previously tested positive on a lateral flow. A negative PCR means people will not have needed to isolate and could potentially have spread the infection to many other people. Those on low incomes will also have been unable to access financial support while isolating as they hadn’t received a positive PCR result. Anecdotally people in the West have been complaining for several weeks that there was a discrepancy between the positive lateral flow results they were reporting followed by a negative PCR. Dr Kit Yates, an expert at the University of Bath, said the problem We have immediately suspended testing at this laboratory while we continue the investigation dr will welfare should have been identified more quickly and that the mistake could have led to increased cases in the West. He told the Mirror: “There’s been a concerted effort to highlight what’s been going on with these strange results for a while now in the hope that someone would investigate. “We now know 43,000 people are believed to have been given false negatives, but this doesn’t even come near to the cost of the mistake. “Many of these people will have been forced into school or work potentially infecting others. This could be part of the reason behind some of the recent rises we’ve seen.” The errors relate to test results given to people between September 8 and October 12, mainly in the South West of England, but with some cases in the South East and Wales. There are no technical issues with test kits themselves and people should continue to test as normal, UKHSA said. It said a full investigation is being carried out into why and how incorrect results were given. Dr Jenny Harries, the chief executive of UKHSA, told the BBC it was likely only a few thousand of the 43,000 affected were still infectious. Dr Harries, pictured right, added that it was “not clear yet” what went wrong in the private laboratory, adding that it was “accredited to all of the appropriate standards”. NHS Test and Trace estimates that around 400,000 samples have been processed through the lab, but new samples are now being redirected to other labs. Test and Trace is contacting people who could still be infectious to advise them to take another test, while close contacts who are symptomatic will also be advised to take a test, as is already recommended. PCR tests can detect Covid-19 several weeks after infection. If a person has a positive lateral flow result, they are told to have a follow-up PCR to confirm the finding. Dr Will Welfare, public health incident director at UKHSA, said: “We have recently seen a rising number of positive LFD (lateral flow) results subsequently testing negative on PCR. As a result of our investigation, we are working with NHS Test and Trace and the company to determine the laboratory technical issues which have led to inaccurate PCR results being issued to people. “We have immediately suspended testing at this laboratory while we continue the investigation. “There is no evidence of any faults with LFD or PCR test kits themselves and the public should remain confident in using them and in other laboratory services currently provided. “If you get a positive LFD test, it’s important to make sure that you Use your Lotto ticket to get a £25 voucher* to put towards your next day out. Just visit NationalLotteryDaysOut.com *Subject to availability. One voucher per person. 18+ only. See NationalLotteryDaysOut.com for full Ts&Cs.

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 5 Covid results NEWS Five-month-old company won £119m test contract The company that runs the laboratory at the centre of a scandal that has seen up to 43,000 people potentially receive incorrect coronavirus diagnoses had only been in existence for five months when it won a £119 million Government contract. Immensa, which operates the laboratory in Wolverhampton that the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) yesterday identified as carrying out the incorrect tests, was founded in May last year. Yet five months later in October 2020 it was awarded the huge contract, which was not put out to competitive tender under rules allowing urgent responses to the pandemic. In September 2021 it was granted a further £50 million contract. Immensa was incorporated as a company in the UK in May 2020. According to the Immensa website, the firm was new to Covid testing. It said: “In 2020, we adapted and evolved into Covid-19 testing, taking advantage of our laboratory network, scientific expertise, and digital systems to deliver world-leading Covid-19 testing solutions.” Andrea Riposati, chief executive of Immensa, said: “We are fully collaborating with UKHSA on this matter. “Quality is paramount for us. We have proudly analysed more than 2.5 million samples for NHS Test and Trace, working closely with the great teams at the Department for Health and UKHSA.” Immensa is part of Dante labs, whose chief executive is Mr Riposati. According to Companies House documentation the 40-year-old Italian owns 100 per cent of Immensa. The Competition and Markets Authority announced in September it was investigating Dante Labs over concerns it may be treating customers unfairly. This included by not deliver ing PCR tests and/or results on time or at all, failing to respond to complaints or provide proper customer service, refusing or delaying refunds when requested and using terms and conditions which may unfairly limit consumers’ rights. We buy any house! then get a follow-up PCR test to confirm you have Covid-19. “If you have symptoms of Covid- 19, self-isolate and take a PCR test.” A man from Swindon said his confidence in the accuracy of his recent Covid test result has been impacted by the issue at the Immensa laboratory. Tim Barton, 48, said he and his family received positive lateral flow tests after falling ill with coronavirus > > Security guards protect Wolverhampton Science Park which houses the offices and laboratories of Immensa Health Clinic which has been suspended from testing Covid-19 PCR swabs Christopher Furlong/Getty Images symptoms earlier this month but their PCR tests came back negative. The client relationship director said: “My son, daughter and myself all had positive (lateral flow tests) – we then had PCR tests done at the test site in Swindon all of which came back negative. “This will undoubtedly impact people’s confidence in the accuracy of these types of tests... they could have cost lives.” Faulty Covid tests could prove fatal – MP A West MP has said that faulty coronavirus tests could ultimately “prove fatal” if it stops those with the virus from isolating and potentially infecting others. Bath MP Wera Hobhouse said that she was extremely concerned about the situation and that it highlighted the dangers of contracting out essential services to the private sector. The Lib Dem MP said: “This latest mishap is extremely worrying and impacts my constituents and many others in our region. “Errors like this can ultimately prove fatal if those with Covid fail to self-isolate and infect others. “We have seen time and again the risks of farming out so many essential services to the private sector, particularly during the pandemic. “Yesterday the UK reported 45,066 cases, the highest number since mid-July. With Covid cases continuing to rise, the Government must act decisively to ensure public safety. “Regular testing is so important in our efforts to contain the virus and errors such as this could undermine faith in the testing system. If you are concerned that you may have received a false negative test, and you still have symptoms, please book another PCR test as soon as possible. It is important that you also isolate until the results from this new PCR test are received.” Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow health secretary, told the Guardian: “Serious questions have to be asked about how this private firm – who didn’t exist before May 2020 – was awarded a lucrative £120m contract to run this lab.” WE BUY HOUSES FOR CASH Sell in days – or in your timescale No fees & no obligation Any condition or location NAPB approved & RICS regulated GET UP TO £30,000 CASH ADVANCE Call us FREE today for a cash offer available 24/7 0800 031 9071 goodhousemove.co.uk BEST PRICE PAID

6 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS NEWS Police treat slogans as ‘hate incident’ Huntsman encouraged illegal fox hunting Police are investigating a “hate incident” after placards with “offensive slogans” were displayed on a Bristol road. Avon and Somerset Police said they are investigating the incident on Church Road in Easton, adding that “it seems the posters have been put up over a number of nights”. One photo shows a placard fixed to a lamppost that reads: “Mohammed won’t get you to heaven”. Writing on Facebook on Thursday, Easton councillor Barry Parsons said: “Local police are taking very seriously an incident in which placards containing offensive slogans were posted on Church Road. “They are treating the placing of the placards as an Islamophobic hate incident and an investigation is under way. “Neighbourhood police are out and about to reassure residents.” The posters have caused offence to faith groups and communities in Bristol, with the posters containing references to Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, in addition to Christian messaging being displayed near LGBTQI premises. Avon and Somerset Police said in a statement it is treating this as a “hate crime”, adding that police have “seized a number of placards”. The force is “liaising with the council and making inquiries” after the posters were put up “without permission”. Beauty products firm allowed to expand A Somerset beauty firm will be able to expand after plans were approved by district councillors. Acheson & Acheson has been designing and supplying “premium beauty products to highly respected international retailers and global brands” since it was founded in 1992. The company, which has bases in Somerset and Wiltshire, applied to expand its Frome operation by building an extension at Commerce Park. Mendip District Council’s planning board gave the plans its blessing when it met in Shepton Mallet, with the company expected to complete construction in the coming months. Under the approved proposals, the existing Acheson & Acheson building on Cornbrash will be extended to the rear to provide more space for manufacturing and logistical operations. Two new loading bays will be added along Imperial Way, not far from the expanded premises of Watsons Gym. The changes would also create a further 27 car parking spaces. FAMILY SPACE DAY with HELEN SHARMAN Out of this world activities and a special talk and Q&A with the first British astronaut Monday 25 October | Ages 10+ aerospacebristol.org/family-space-day Prominent huntsman Mark Hankinson has been found guilty of giving advice to countrymen about how to covertly carry out illegal fox hunts. The 60-year-old director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association intentionally encouraged huntsmen to use legal trail hunting as “a sham and a fiction” for the unlawful chasing and killing of animals, Judge Tan Ikram said. Fraud case fire chief was urged to resign javk evans news@westerndailypress.co.uk A former chief fire officer accused of fraudulently selling himself a brigade vehicle at a knock-down price was told to resign to avoid any “political and media heat”, a court heard. Stewart Edgar, 53, is alleged to have abused his position to sell a Land Rover Defender belonging to his service to a company he was connected to for £500. A court heard he acted as “auctioneer and bidder” when he sold the vehicle to a Scottish firm called Emergency One for £7,500 below the highest bid. The ex-head of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service told a colleague he had always wanted a red Land Rover for his daughter’s wedding, jurors were told. Edgar has gone on trial at Birmingham Crown Court and denies fraud by abuse of position between April and May 2018. The third day of his trial was Hankinson, of Sherborne in Dorset, told members of the Hunting Office to use the legal form of hunting, where horseback riders and hounds follow a previously laid scent, as a “smokescreen” for the criminal activity over two webinars in August 2020, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard. The Hunting Office is an executive body of more than 170 hunting packs in England and Wales. The huntsman’s illegal activity was exposed after hunt saboteurs leaked footage from the webinars to police and the media. Dozens of protesters from the League Against Cruel Sports cheered as supporters of huntsman Mark Hankinson left Westminster Magistrates’ Court, where he was found guilty of encouraging illegal hunting activity. told yesterday how Edgar, pictured, initially refused to resign despite being told he had “cocked up” by a former chief fire officer. Desmond Pritchard, an adviser to the Fire Leaders Association, said he told Edgar: “Why the hell did you do that? That doesn’t look particularly good for a chief fire officer.” Mr Pritchard told the court he called Edgar on June 29, 2018 at the request of Peter Bungard, the chief executive of Gloucestershire County Council. Describing Edgar’s account of a visit to the Emergency One’s factory, Mr Pritchard said: “He noticed a Land Rover in the factory premises. “He inquired at that time about the vehicle and what Emergency One’s intention was to do with that vehicle. “Emergency One’s response was along the lines of we are not sure. “He said ‘if you want I will make you an offer for it’ and he made an offer for the Land Rover. “Emergency One accepted it and therefore Edgar acquired the Land Rover from Emergency One in a personal transaction with that company. “That is how Edgar acquired the vehicle.” Robin Shellard, prosecuting, asked: “As a result of that occurrence did you say anything to him?” Mr Pritchard replied: “I said ‘that doesn’t look particularly good for a chief fire officer’. That was my own reflection. “We often use what we could call the Daily Mail test. How would this look on the front cover of the Daily Mail? “It might be legally perfectly > > Mark Hankinson told fellow huntsmen how to carry out illegal fox hunts Passing motorists on the busy central London street also beeped their horns in support of the protesters. Deputy leader of the group Chris Luffington was among them, and said he was “delighted” about the guilty verdict. But he added that prison sentences should be imposed instead of a fine, which was the maximum punishment for Hankinson’s crime. legitimate but when you are a chief fire officer you have standards you have to abide by because you are giving leadership to the whole organisation. “But I did say to Stewart words like ‘I think you’ve cocked up here’ but it is not a sackable offence. It is more of a misdemeanour.” He told the jury that he advised Edgar to resign because he had done 30 years’ service. He added: “I said to Stewart ‘you can quite legitimately retire. Go in on Monday and hand in your resignation’. “I saw that as the most beneficial outlook for him and his family. “Mr Edgar was initially reluctant to take my advice because he said he had done nothing wrong and why should he retire when he was enjoying his time in the service. “But I said ‘it doesn’t reflect well and there will be political heat and media heat’.” Edgar, of Carnoustie, in Angus, Scotland, denies the charge and the trial continues.

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 7 NEWS Tributes paid from across the West for stabbed MP Business fails due to Covid with 69 jobs lost richard bache richard.bache@reachplc.com West politicians from across the political spectrum yesterday paid tribute to Sir David Amess MP, who was stabbed to death during a consituency surgery. North Wiltshire Tory MP James Gray said that he had known the Essex MP for 30 years. He said: “I am truly shocked and saddened by the brutal murder of my friend and colleague Sir David Amess. “He was one of the kindest, most thoughtful people in Parliament, and I have known him for 30 years. “It is a particular wickedness that he lost his life just doing his ordinary job in his surgery, and my thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends at this devastatingly sad time.” Fellow Tory Siobhan Baillie, who represents Stroud in Gloucestershire, said: “It is devastating news about Sir David that I’m struggling to process to be honest. He was just out doing his job. “A wonderful and kind man. My prayers and love are with his family.” Bristol East Labour MP Kerry McCarthy, who sat across the house from Sir David, also paid tribute. She said: “Totally shocked and rather shaken to hear about David Amess MP. He was always a decent, Absolutely tragic news - there was no better man in Parliament than Sir David Amess rebecca pow affable man to talk to, mostly about animal welfare, which he cared deeply about, and I hope this can be commemorated somehow. “Thoughts are with his family and friends.” Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow, who herself had to go to court earlier this year to seek a restraining order against a constituent for her own protection, saluted Sir David, saying he was a supportive, kind and thoughtful friend. She said: “Absolutely tragic news – there was no better man in Parliament than Sir David Amess; so dedicated to his role as an MP, achieving great things for his area & much on the wider stage.” Meanwhile Bristol’s metro mayor Dan Norris has said British politicians will have to change the way they work in future to better protect their own safety. Mr Norris, the former MP for Wansdyke, said: “I had experiences of violence as a Member of Parliament. It’s a modern part of the job for some of us. But too many politicians have now been attacked or killed. “Politicians are often reluctant to > > A police officer directs a woman leaving flowers at a cordoned off area following the stabbing of MP Sir David Amess Dan Kitwood/Getty Images make changes that will make them safer because they want to be available to the public, Unfortunately that makes them vulnerable. I think it will have to happen now or more instances like this will occur.” Mr Norris was with Mr Johnson at the Rolls-Royce factory in Filton when the news broke. “I was with the Prime Minister today when he found out and he mentioned something significant had happened with a colleague and that he needed to leave,” Mr Norris said. “I found out later on like everyone else what had befallen David.” He added: “I am just in shock and cannot imagine what his five children and wife Julia are going through.” Cheltenham Tory MP and Solicitor General Alex Chalk said: “A genuinely great man who always fought for the underdog. David took up so many important causes – from animal welfare to endometriosis – and was so proud of his beloved constituency. Am reeling.” The attack on Sir David brings back awful memories in Mr Chalk’s Cheltenham constituency of a fatal attack on the offices of his Lib Dem predecessor Nigel Jones. Baron Jones, then MP for Cheltenham, was severely injured in January 2000 when he was attacked in his offices by a man with a sword. Andrew Pennington, a Gloucestershire county councillor, was killed in the same attack while trying to defend the then-MP. He was posthumously awarded the George Medal for bravery. The attacker, Robert Ashman, had been suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and was deemed unfit to stand trial and was ordered to be detained indefinitely in a secure hospital. ■■ Man, 25, arrested – Page 12 > > MPs from across the West have paid tribute to Sir David. From left, Rebecca Pow, Siobhan Baillie and Alex Chalk A Cheltenham plumbing, heating and electrical business has collapsed with the loss of 69 jobs. Shackleton, Wintle and Lane (SW&L), which was established in 1983 and is based in Leckhampton, was placed into administration and has now ceased trading. The company operated in the construction and property industries. Mark Boughey and Rebecca Dacre, partners at Mazars, were appointed joint administrators on October 11. According to Mazars, SW&L had seen strong profitability and year-on-year sales growth of 10% in the first half of the year ending July 31, 2020, but the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with its associated lockdowns, saw an almost complete shutdown of the business resulting in losses of aound £400,000 during the year. It is understood the pandemic continued to make its mark on the company during 2021. During this period sales continued to fall and SW&L accrued further losses, Mazars said. As a result, the directors decided that the company had no option but to formally cease trading and be placed into administration. £50m junction on M49 moves ‘a step forward’ Local politicians have made a decision they say represents “an important step forwards” in a deadlock over a dead-end motorway junction near Avonmouth. The £50 million junction on the M49 in Severn Beach was built nearly two years ago, but motorists have been unable to use it because of a battle over who is responsible for connecting it to the road network. The motorway junction should connect to Central Park, a large warehouse and distribution centre used by companies such as Tesco, Lidl and Amazon, but the link road is still unbuilt. In January, South Gloucestershire Council said the business park’s owners, Delta Properties, were responsible for building the link road, but the company has refuted the claim saying it has “no legal obligation” to provide it. Now the council’s ruling Conservative cabinet has made a decision behind closed doors following the receipt of a confidential report about options for getting the link road built. The decision was “to approve the officer recommendations to deliver the link road to join the new M49 junction with the local highway network”.

8 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS NEWS Brave mum has 9 organs removed in cancer battle > > Lucy Payne at home near Wells, Somerset Pictures Paul Gillis Emma Elgee emma.elgee@reachplc.com A Somerset mum who underwent a mammoth 10- hour operation to remove nine organs says her experience has inspired her to live every day to the full. Lucy Payne, 37, had to have the operation after she was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the appendix only ten months after giving birth to her baby daughter Eadie. The surgery is one of the rarest and most invasive operations to be performed in the UK, and the medical profession refers to it as “the mother of all surgeries”. Lucy, who runs a theatre school from Ralph Allen School in Bath, had been experiencing pains in her stomach and chest for a while, but doctors had put it down to her being pregnant and at first thought it was endometriosis – a condition which has similar symptoms. Lucy, who lives in Wells with her husband Stephen, 40, and daughters Jessica, five, and Eadie, one, said: “I had a lot of pain in my chest and tummy. I was always breathless and suffered from extreme fatigue through my pregnancy. I also experienced a lot of reduced movement from the baby, which I now know was due to the cancer growing inside of me. “After my pregnancy, I had a bloated tummy, heavy periods and constipation along with a pain in my lower right chest, which did not disappear after my daughter was born. “Six months after having Eadie my GP sent me for an ultrasound. They found kidney stones and a cyst on my ovary and a polyp in my uterus. I was referred to a gynaecologist and urologist for more tests. “All of these symptoms I had never experienced with my first pregnancy and I just knew something wasn’t right. “It wasn’t until I had a second CT scan and removal of my kidney stones, two months after my first scan that doctors found the true extent of the problem.” It was a day Lucy says she will never forget – November 11, 2020. “I was told I had cancer of the appendix and at that point, I thought well they can just take out my appendix and it will be ok,” she said. “But then the doctor said it had advanced and had spread throughout my abdomen and into my chest. “I had the most horrendous panic attack and I just felt the ground fall from underneath me and I was sick.” Tests revealed that the cancer was pseudomyxoma peritonei, which is very rare and doesn’t act like most cancers. Instead of spreading through the bloodstream or lymphatic system, it spreads inside the abdomen. In Lucy’s case the cells had spread and had grown onto the peritoneum. It is believed the cancer could have been present for four years as symptoms only presented when it got to an advanced stage. There are just two specialist units in the UK dealing with this type of cancer and Lucy was treated in Basingstoke. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, she waited 12 weeks before finding out what treatment she was going to have – or even if she could be treated at all. Six months ago Lucy underwent a gruelling operation to remove nine of her organs, including her spleen, appendix, some of her diaphragm, gallbladder and peritoneum, ovaries, uterus as well as > > Lucy Payne with her husband Stephen, 40, and daughters Jessica, five, and Eadie, 22 months I now try to live every day the best I can, to get strong and recover from my operation and hopefully one day I will be cancer-free. I want to share my story to show others that you can live with cancer Lucy Payne most of her stomach lining. The mum then spent four days in intensive care and two weeks in hospital. During the radical operation, heated chemotherapy – hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) – was sluiced inside the abdomen to wash away the cancer cells in the harder-toreach areas. Six months on, Lucy said: “I now try to live every day the best I can, to get strong and recover Cancer Research UK from my operation and hopefully one day I will be cancer-free. I still have cancer, I am what they call ‘watch and wait’ and through regular scans doctors can keep an eye on me as 90 per cent of the cancer was removed, but they couldn’t quite get to the bit in my chest. I still have cancer on my pleura. “I want to share my story to show others that you can live with cancer. I live my life day to day and try and look on the positive side. “I do get tired and I am now going through the menopause. My mental health has been up and down, and I have suffered anxiety attacks, but it is important to make people aware that I am still here thanks to research.” With the support of her family, Lucy is standing strong and is now sharing her story to show her support for the Stand Up To Cancer campaign. This is the joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4. In the South West, around 35,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year. Stand Up To Cancer helps to make breakthroughs from the lab and transform them into cutting-edge treatments that could help save the lives of more people like Lucy. The campaign, now in its ninth year, has raised more than £84 million, funding 59 clinical trials and projects involving over 19,000 cancer patients across the country. These include the development of new treatments that use viruses to fight cancer, clinical trials testing potentially more effective ways to deliver radiotherapy and improved surgical techniques for bowel cancer. Alison Birkett, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for the South West, said: “We are very grateful to Lucy for helping us to continue our mission. One in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime, but all of us can play a part to help beat it.” For more information visit www.standuptocancer.org.uk/

10 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS NEWS Christmas ‘will go ahead’ – Transport Secretary Measures introduced to tackle supply chain problems mean “Christmas will go ahead”, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, right, has insisted. The Cabinet minister claimed steps to ease the flow of goods in the UK “are having an impact”. The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced plans to lift the limit on the number of deliveries foreign lorry drivers can make in the UK for up to six months. Currently, hauliers from the EU can only make up to two trips to drop off or pick up goods between locations in the UK within one week. Under the DfT proposal, there would be no restriction on the number of those journeys foreign lorry drivers can make over a twoweek period before they return to their country of origin. Mr Shapps told Times Radio: “Christmas will go ahead. We’ll be able to see our friends and families. There will be food, there will be gifts. I do know that the entire world has a squeeze on its supply chain. That’s because we’re all coming out of this very long period of coronavirus, and the UK economy, perhaps particularly because we’ve got an expanding economy, the fastest-growing in the G7, means that there are particular stresses and strains. “But we’re taking a whole range of measures, including one that I’m announcing today about the way that lorry drivers from abroad pick up and drop things off, the so-called cabotage rules. And, under our changes, that will mean that they can, in an unlimited way by Christmas, pick up and drop off goods within this country within a 14-day period.” > > Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, left, and Chris Corbould, special effects supervisor on the James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’, next to a stunt replica Aston Martin DB5, at the new Bond in Motion - No Time To Die exhibition at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire, which features cars, gadgets and costumes from the latest Bond film Andrew Matthews Win a Dream Fully vaccinated UK travellers can visit the US from November 8 £25,000 to be Won! Coming soon in your *Token collect promotion - 10 tokens per entry. Neil Lancefield news@westerndailypress.co.uk Fully vaccinated UK travellers will be able to visit the US from November 8, the White House has confirmed. This will end the blanket ban on foreign travellers from entering the country introduced by thenpresident Donald Trump in March 2020 due to coronavirus. The new policy was announced last month but it was not previously known when in November it would be implemented. The lifting of the travel ban is a major boost for the UK’s struggling airlines, airports and travel firms. Around 3.8 million British nationals visited the US every year prior to the pandemic, according to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. A US-UK taskforce was launched in June with the goal of opening up travel. British Airways chief executive Sean Doyle said: “Nearly 600 days > > The lifting of the ban is a major boost for the UK’s struggling airlines, airports and travel firms since the introduction of the US travel ban, this is a pivotal moment for the entire travel industry and finally provides the certainty we have so desperately needed. “We can’t wait to welcome our customers back on board and reconnect friends and families across the Atlantic, rebuild US-UK business relationships and reclaim Britain’s position as a leader on the global stage.” Shai Weiss, his counterpart at Virgin Atlantic, said: “The UK will now be able to strengthen ties with our most important economic partner, the US, boosting trade and tourism as well as reuniting friends, families and business colleagues.” Foreign visitors arriving in the US by air will be required to show proof of vaccination before boarding a flight, and evidence of a recent negative Covid-19 test. Vaccinations administered in the UK will be accepted by the US. Travellers who are not fully vaccinated will continue to be prohibited from entering the country. White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz said the policy “is guided by public health”, and is both “stringent and consiste n t ”.

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 11 UK&WORLD NEWS > > Adele has released a comeback single Easy On Me, her first track in six years Simon Emmett/ Columbia Records Terminally ill being ‘failed’ by legislators Adele ‘in a strong place now’ Adele has spoken about her new music, saying she is “in a strong place now, where I feel like I can put that vulnerability out”. The 33-year-old has released her comeback single, Easy On Me, which is her first new track in six years, with the full album, titled 30, due for release on November 19. In the run-up to the release of the single, the singer-songwriter spoke frankly in the British and American editions of Vogue about her split from charity boss husband Simon Konecki in 2019. She also said the album is her attempt at explaining her divorce to eightyear-old son Angelo. Speaking to the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 on Friday morning, just hours after Easy On Me was released, Adele said she is feeling “good” and “ready”. “I definitely feel like I lost sight of and lost the appreciation of, like, actually what a gift it is to be into music and be able to make it,” she said. A terminally-ill man who plans to travel to Switzerland to end his life before the year is out says legislators have so far “failed” people on assisted dying laws. David Peace, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2019, can no longer speak or swallow, receives nutrition through a tube into his stomach, and fears choking to death every day. The 73-year-old, from Westminster, said he is not suicidal but is reluctantly choosing to end his life prematurely so he is spared “intolerable” suffering in future. The current law means he needs to travel abroad before his disease progresses to the extent that he cannot manage the journey or administer the medication. He hopes to travel to Dignitas in Switzerland in the next two months. Mr Peace, who communicates by text to voice software on his iPad, was interviewed by email and his account was shared with the PA news agency. He said: “Reluctantly I’m being propelled to bring forward my death by the relentless attacks on my body, Jemma Crew Press Association with no hope of relief or cure, and no legal or dignified remedy in Britain other than continual suffering with more and more pills, opiates and sedation, tubes into the throat and other intervention.” He added: “If the law in the UK were different my life would be longer and my end of life would not entail the hassle and difficulty of international travel at the most vulnerable point in my life.” Assisted suicide is currently banned in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with a maximum prison sentence of 14 years. A private member’s Bill, which would allow terminally-ill adults to legally seek assistance to end their lives, will have its second reading in Parliament next week. If passed, the Bill would enable adults who are of sound mind and have six months or less to live to be provided with life-ending medication with the approval of two doctors and a High Court judge. Those who oppose a law change say it would place pressure on people to end their lives and that the current laws protect the vulnerable. Mr Peace said the legislation is needed to “rectify the dire lack of choice and control” for people with terminal illnesses, and it would offer them “a true choice, not an obligation, with proper safeguards to protect against coercion or depression”. A change in the law is “long overdue”, he said, adding: “Our legislators have failed us thus far.” It comes as polling for the charity Dignity in Dying suggests 74% of British people want Parliament to back the Bill. Some 70% want to see assisted dying legalised by the next general election, according to the YouGov survey of 1,733 adults on October 7 and 8. Half (52%) of respondents said they have witnessed the suffering of a terminally-ill loved one. Just 9% said parliamentarians should vote against the Bill. Sarah Wootton, chief executive of Dignity in Dying, said: “Mounting evidence has shown that the UK’s blanket ban on assisted dying is not working and this poll clearly shows that the public understands the case for reform.”

12 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS UK&WORLD NEWS MP dies in stabbing horror: man 25, arrested Conservative MP Sir David Amess who has died after being stabbed at a meeting in his Essex constituency was one of the “kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics”, Boris Johnson has said. The 69-year-old, who has been an MP since 1983, was fatally injured at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leighon-Sea near Southend at midday on Friday. A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the Tory veteran who had been an MP since 1983 and was married with five children. Paying tribute to Sir David, the Prime Minister said Sir David had been killed after “almost 40 years of continuous service to the people of Essex and the whole of the United Kingdom”. He added: “The reason people are so shocked and sad is above all he was one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics. “He also had an outstanding record of passing laws to help the most vulnerable.” Sir David’s death echoes that of Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016, who was fatally stabbed as she attended a constituency surgery. Home Secretary Priti Patel said questions are “rightly being asked” about the safety of MPs and she will “provide updates in due course”. Brendan Cox, Ms Cox’s widower, wrote on Twitter: “This brings everything back.” Mr Cox added: “The pain, the loss, but also how much love the public gave us following the loss of Jo. “I hope we can do the same for David now.” PA reporters Press Association Witnesses described the scene as “very distressing”. Anthony Finch recalled seeing someone being taken out of the building and put into the back of a police car. He told Sky News: “We arrived to do some work on the adjacent building... and at the point when I was crossing the road I saw an upset lady on the phone saying ‘you need to arrive quickly, he’s still in the buildi n g ’. “There were loads of armed police, overhead there was an air ambulance as well as a police helicopter. Obviously wondered what the hell was going on, you don’t often see armed police around the local area. “I saw the suspect get put into a police van, get taken away and then they cordoned the whole road and pushed us all down the road. “What we then heard was that it was David Amess.” He told LBC: “It’s very odd and it’s very distressing, that’s for sure.” Cllr John Lamb, who was at the scene, told the PA news agency: “He’s a family man, he’s got four daughters and a son. “He’s always trying to help people and especially refugees he’s tried to help. He’s a very amicable person and he does stick by his guns, he says what he believes and he sticks by it.” Flags have been lowered to halfmast outside Parliament following the death of the Southend West MP. Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab tweeted: “Heartbroken that we have lost Sir David Amess MP. “A great common sense politician and a formidable campaigner with a big heart, and tremendous generosity of spirit - including towards those he disagreed with. RIP my friend.” The reason people are so shocked and sad is ... he was one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics boris johnson > > Conservative MP Sir David Amess who was stabbed several times at a surgery in his Southend West constituency Health Secretary Sajid Javid described him as “a great man, a great friend, and a great MP” who was killed while fulfilling his democratic role. Former Conservative prime minister David Cameron added: “This is the most devastating, horrific and tragic news. “David Amess was a kind and thoroughly decent man - and he was the most committed MP you could ever hope to meet.” Police said a knife was recovered at the scene. Detectives are not looking for any other suspects and have asked witnesses with footage such as CCTV to come forward. emotions raw for jo cox’s sister The MP whose sister Jo Cox was murdered said her partner has asked her to step down after Sir David Amess was killed. Kim Leadbeater, Labour MP for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire, said she felt “frightened” following the attack on the Tory MP. And her family, who lost Ms Cox when she was murdered moments before she arrived at a constituency surgery in 2016, knew the pain that Sir David’s loved-ones will have to endure. Asked how she felt, Ms Leadbeater said: “Totally shocked by what has happened to think that something so horrific could happen again to another MP, to another family. “And scared and frightened - a real rollercoaster of emotions. “My phone started going straight away, my mum and dad, my partner, my friends, ‘Are you OK?’ and I was OK, I was visiting a school. “But the shock and the feelings for us as a family, obviously what we went through and another family are going through that again, it’s horrific. “It’s hard to put into words how that feels for me. “The main people I am thinking about are David’s family, his friends and the community he represents and has represented for such a long time. “I think that’s the thing that people need to understand, it’s about a lot of people whose lives have changed forever today. “People still come up to me and talk to me about where they were when Jo was killed. “Their lives have just been changed.” She said the role of an MP held risks. “It’s so hard because you have a job to do,” she said. “My partner came home and he said he didn’t want me to do it any more because the next time that phone goes, it could be a different conversation. “There are so many layers to this.” CALLING ALL INDEPENDENT RETAILERS! 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WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 13 NEWS Loungers planning to open 10 new sites by April This success reinforces our roll-out strategy and we look ahead with confidence nick collins BrISTOL-fOUNdEd cafe bar group Loungers has said it plans to open 10 new sites by the end of its financial year in April as the company hailed a strong rebound in customer demand. Shares in the AIM-listed hospitality business rose after it reported that sales since reopening were significantly beyond pre-pandemic levels. The group, which runs 150 independently named Lounge sites and 31 Cosy Club restaurant-bars, said it has significantly outperformed the wider market since reopening venues indoors on May 17. henry saker-cLark news@westerndailypress.co.uk It reported that like-for-like sales jumped by 26.6% over the 20 weeks to October 3, against the comparable period in 2019. Loungers, which opened its first site on Bristol’s North Street in 2002, said this was boosted by the VAT reduction for food and soft drinks but said it has seen continued “strength” in its performance despite the tax subsidy being relaxed. The group said it plans to open 10 further sites over the rest of the financial year as it continues its ambitious growth plans. Loungers said before the pandemic that it believes it has the potential to grow to about 500 sites across the UK. It highlighted that it has already opened 13 new sites in the current financial year, including 12 Lounges and one Cosy Club. Nick Collins, chief executive officer, said he has been “particularly pleased” by the performance of the new venues. He added: “Our like-for-like sales have been consistently strong since re-opening, across all site age cohorts and both brands. “Loungers continues to thrive as we put Covid behind us and manage the current challenges facing our sector. This success reinforces our roll-out strategy and we look ahead with confidence, with our pipeline of future sites as strong as it ever has been. “I would like to say a special > Loungers has significantly outperformed the wider market since reopening venues indoors on May 17 Simon Holden thank-you to our teams across England and Wales for their fantastic performance over what was a demanding summer trading environment.” Shares were 3.7% higher at 303.3p in early trading yesterday. ■ More business news – P22-24 Weather Around the Country Today’s Weather Four-Day Outlook Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Carlisle Exeter Gloucester Leeds Liverpool London Manchester Norwich Nottingham Plymouth Swansea Saturday Sunday °C °F °C °F Around the World Amsterdam Beijing Corfu Majorca Mexico City Moscow New Delhi New York Paris Rio Rome Sydney Tokyo cloudy 15 59 cloudy 15 59 cloudy 17 63 cloudy 17 63 cloudy 17 63 rain 16 61 overcast 12 54 rain 15 59 cloudy 17 63 overcast 17 63 cloudy 17 63 cloudy 17 63 cloudy 15 59 cloudy 15 59 cloudy 16 61 cloudy 15 59 cloudy 16 61 cloudy 16 61 cloudy 15 59 cloudy 15 59 cloudy 14 57 cloudy 15 59 cloudy 15 59 cloudy 16 61 cloudy 16 61 overcast 16 61 cloudy 16 61 rain 16 61 Saturday Sunday °C °F °C °F cloudy 13 55 cloudy 14 57 sunny 12 53 sunny 14 57 rain 18 65 rain 18 65 rain 23 73 rain 22 72 cloudy 22 71 rain 22 71 cloudy 11 52 pcloudy 9 48 sunny 36 97 rain 32 89 rain 18 65 rain 9 49 overcast 17 63 cloudy 18 64 rain 25 77 rain 26 78 overcast 19 66 overcast 21 70 pcloudy 19 67 sunny 19 66 rain 24 76 rain 23 73 Skies will be cloudy today. Afternoon highs will range from 16 to 17C. Sun & Moon Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset Truro 7:37 a.m. 6:17 p.m. 5:25 p.m. 2:20 a.m. Almanac Bideford Bristol Cardiff Bideford Plymouth Gloucester Exeter Exeter Gloucester Bristol Taunton Oct. 20 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Full Last New First Taunton Yesterday's High (°C/°F) 18/64 18/64 18/64 Yesterday's Low (°C/°F) Yesterday's Precip 8/46 0.00" 8/46 0.00" 9/48 0.00" Truro Yesterday's High (°C/°F) 14/57 15/59 14/57 Yesterday's Low (°C/°F) Yesterday's Precip 11/52 0.00" 11/52 0.00" 11/52 0.00" High Tides Sunday Cloudy. 17°C/ 63°F 11°C/ 52°F Monday Cloudy. 18°C/ 64°F 15°C/ 59°F Tuesday Scattered light rain. 19°C/ 66°F 13°C/ 55°F Wednesday Scattered heavy showers. 16°C/ 61°F 11°C/ 52°F Saturday Sunday Milford Haven 5.5 3:57 a 6.0 4:23 p 6.0 4:57 a 6.5 5:16 p Swansea 7.3 4:03 a 8.0 4:34 p 8.0 5:06 a 8.6 5:26 p Cardiff 9.4 4:33 a 10.2 5:05 p 10.4 5:37 a 11.2 6:00 p Weston 9.1 4:15 a 9.8 4:44 p 10.0 5:14 a 10.8 5:37 p Minehead 8.2 3:56 a 8.8 4:25 p 9.0 4:55 a 9.6 5:18 p Padstow 5.9 3:03 a 6.4 3:29 p 6.4 4:04 a 6.8 4:23 p Newlyn 4.5 2:28 a 4.9 2:48 p 4.8 3:26 a 5.2 3:41 p Falmouth 4.1 3:03 a 4.5 3:20 p 4.4 4:00 a 4.8 4:11 p Plymouth 4.4 3:25 a 4.8 3:43 p 4.8 4:27 a 5.1 4:38 p Torquay 3.9 3:58 a 4.3 4:16 p 4.3 4:59 a 4.6 5:10 p

14 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS NEWS Home sweet home after Kabul chaos As a passenger aircraft flies overhead, former Royal Marine Pen Farthing reflects that it feels a little surreal to be sitting in his garden in Devon on a sunny afternoon, only weeks after leaving behind the chaos of Kabul airport in the final days of the evacuation from Afghanistan. Now his focus is on helping the former staff of the animal rescue charity Nowzad, which he founded, and their families start new lives in the UK, and to find homes for the dogs and cats he brought with him at the end of August. The 52-year-old was thrust into the headlines as he tried to get the group of 68 people and around 170 dogs and cats onto a privately chartered plane and to safety in the UK. At the last minute, after a change in the visa rules by the US, the Taliban guards refused to let the Afghan staff board the jet. Threatened at gunpoint, Mr Farthing turned the convoy back. As they left the airport, a suicide bomber exploded a device nearby, killing 170 civilians and 13 members of the US military. The Nowzad convoy was caught up in the confusion as the Taliban fired shots into the air, beat the crowd with sticks, and set off tear gas, which killed six of the charity’s cats that were in transport crates. Mr Farthing and the charity’s supporters in the UK had been pleading with the government to help the animals and the Afghan families, including female vets, who had been given visas to travel to the UK because they feared persecution from the new regime. Reluctantly Mr Farthing eventually had to fly out with the animals and leave the charity’s Afghan staff and their families behind, but they have since left the country by a land route to Pakistan. Around 50 are now in quarantine hotels in the UK, waiting for the Home Office to put them in temporary ‘bridging’ accommodation as part of the resettlement scheme for Ed Oldfield edward.oldfield@reachplc.com 5,000 evacuees. More of the Nowzad group, currently under the care of the British High Commission in Islamabad, are expected to be arriving in the UK soon. Mr Farthing speaks about the harrowing events in a matter-of-fact way, as he sits in the garden of the house in Exeter he and his Norwegian wife Kaisa bought in 2020, after a friend showed them around via a video over the internet. He said his training as a Royal Marine came in useful during the events in Kabul, as he had an AK47 rifle pointed in his face, and then had to lead his convoy to safety from the carnage at the airport. The charity’s campaign to evacuate the staff and animals, called Operation Ark, was funded by donations and backed by high-profile supporters including the actor Peter Egan, wildlife campaigner Dominic Dyer, and Dragons’ Den panellist Deborah Meaden. Mr Farthing now wants to focus on supporting the resettlement of the Afghan families and rehoming the dogs and cats before planning the future for Nowzad. He said: “Operation Ark was a success. The operation was for people and animals. We got the staff out and we got our animals out. It doesn’t mean our association with Afghanistan is over. We are hoping we will be able to continue our work with donkeys, but as far as dogs and cats are concerned, we probably won’t be going back.” Some of the veterinarians evacuated from Afghanistan will retrain to work in the UK, where there is a staff shortage, others are expected to move into different jobs. The charity has received offers of accommodation, jobs and support to help the families settle into their new lives. Mr Farthing said that Nowzad, along with the other non-governmental organisations and charities, was still unable to operate in Afghanistan due to a freeze on finances in the country. The charity still has a donkey sanctuary in Kabul, and there are many other opportunities to support animal rescue work around the world, in places such as India, Pakistan and Egypt, although nothing has been decided yet. Paul ‘Pen’ Farthing, who served in the Royal Marines for 22 years, was sent to Afghanistan with Plymouthbased 42 Commando after an earlier deployment in Iraq. He left the service as a sergeant in 2009, from his last posting at the Lympstone Commando Training Centre, two years after setting up Nowzad in the year he returned from Afghanistan. The charity was named after a dog he rescued from a dog fight, who was named after the town in Helmand. Mr Farthing said he was finding it “surreal” to be back in England. He likened it to the feeling when he was given leave at short notice during his tour of duty in Afghanistan just before Christmas in 2006. He had just been involved in a battle with the Taliban when he got the radio message. He was airlifted to Fort Bastion and flew back to the UK, then was given a lift from RAF Brize Norton to Plymouth. Around 24 hours after rolling in the dust of Helmand, he was standing in the bar of the Marsh Mills Beefeater, in the same clothes, with a pint in one hand and his body armour in the other. “No one batted an eyelid,” he said. Mr Farthing added: “We are quite happy now we are moving forward to get the staff resettled, and the animals rehomed, and do some good in the world. I think we have got to focus on our staff and the animals first.” He brought 94 dogs and 68 cats back to the UK in the hold of the chartered aircraft. The animals went into quarantine when they arrived in the UK, but many have already met or are part-way through meeting the pet import requirements of vaccinations and testing. They are in kennels around the country, as the charity’s adoption worker is going through the process of finding new homes from the more than 2,000 offers. Nowzad has been transporting animals from Afghanistan to the UK for 14 years, including reuniting many armed services personnel with the animals they adopted while posted in the region. Only one of the dogs brought back at the end of August will have to spend the maximum four months in quarantine, and some have already been > > Back home from the chaos of Kabul evacuation and below left, Pen with Ragnar and Cora, after collecting them from kennels on their return from Afghanistan released into the care of the charity. Mr Farthing was able to collect his own dogs, Ragnar, Cora and Ewok, after the end of his own quarantine period. Looking back over the 14 years of Nowzad, he is proud of what it has achieved, and the western presence in general. He said the changes in the country since the US-led invasion in 2001, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, had allowed a generation to experience education and democracy, which ought not to be underestimated. His criticism is reserved for the political decision by Joe Biden to withdraw US forces and the way it was done. Mr Farthing said: “With my connection to Afghanistan, being a former Marine, people have asked me, was it worth it, the last 20 years we have been out in Afghanistan? One thing I don’t think we can forget is how Joe Biden has literally destroyed a country in the space of a couple of weeks, and doesn’t seem to care. “I think everybody ought to be incredibly proud of what they have achieved during the time they were out in Afghanistan. “They did bring enough security so young women could go to school, to university, and a generation experienced democracy.”

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 15 NEWS Go-ahead for town’s £335k ice rink plan > > Greenstar Technical’s digital twinning which enables the visualisation of complex environments is tried out by Capt Will Chapman 2021 Getty An ice rink will appear in Cheltenham this Christmas after it was given the go-ahead by planners this week. Cheltenham Borough Council leaders committed last month to spending more than £335,000 to bring an ice rink to the town during the festive period. And now the proposals by Marketing Cheltenham to install it in Imperial Gardens have been granted planning permission. The ice rink will be located in the south west quadrant of Imperial Gardens and the rest of the gardens will remain open to the public. Belinda Hunt, operations manager at Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID), told Thursday’s planning committee that it was more important than ever to put on a Christmas to remember this year. She said the ice rink would help put the town at the top of the list of places to visit in the country this Christmas. “The ice rink, coupled with the extended markets, free street entertainment throughout the festive shopping period, and the enhanced Christmas lights would provide an offering which would It’s more important than ever that we put on a Christmas to remember to attract both locals and people from further afield to our town Belinda Hunt go beyond those of the likes of Gloucester, Worcester and Bristol,” she said. “As Cheltenham works together to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we put on a Christmas to remember to attract both locals and people from further afield to our town. “We believe that by putting an ice rink in Imperial Gardens this can be achieved. “With its proximity to the main shopping and parking areas of the town this location would be the main focal point of the seasonal festivities. “It would help to link areas of the town frequented by different demographics, bringing the community together.” She also said the proposals have the full support of many of the businesses which are part of the BID. Cllr Bernie Fisher (Lib Dem, Swindon Village) said it was a great idea and it was nice to hear that Cheltenham would be rivalling Bath, Bristol, Cardiff. “We are a town, they are all cities but we punch above our weight and so we should,” he said. The committee approved the plans by eight votes with one abstention. Future battlefield a very different place richard bache richard.bache@reachplc.com Hundreds of soldiers descended on Salisbury Plain this week for a massive experiment on future battleground technology. The British Army joined forces with industry to conduct the Army Warfighting Experiment 2021 (AWE 21). The exercise highlighted ways the Army may train the next generation of soldiers by harnessing the very latest technology. Much of the equipment and techniques used had the feel of video game technology. Troops used futuristic virtual and augmented reality and gaming tools during urban warfare training missions. Equipment being tested included a virtual reality crew trainer, known as the Immersive Barracks Virtual Training (IBVT). It uses headset and glove technology to simulate the operation of armoured vehicles to teach personnel operating functions and controls. Major Peter Guo, of the Infantry Trials and Development Unit based in Warminster, Wiltshire, said: “AWE 21 is primarily here to make sure the Army and industry are collaborating together, therefore we are both striving for excellence in the terms of our technological development. In this way we can develop the Army to the best standards in the face of our adversaries.” The defence and tech companies involved were tasked with a range of battlefield scenarios to solve including enhancing virtual and physical simulation; bolstering the quality of training within an urban environment; and improving data capture and collection during training. Lieutenant General Sir Christopher Tickell KBE, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, said: “AWE 21 seeks to harness technology to prepare for complex future warfare. It has been designed to experiment with and showcase next generation Collective Training Systems (CTS) to inform future Army and wider defence force development decisions.” Soldiers were fitted with sensors which gathered data such as heart exertion and stress rate. Optical data was obtained from specially designed glasses for visual on-screen tracking, measuring blink rate and pupil diameter. From the data, assessors were able to gauge each soldier’s speed of reaction in specific environments and how their stress levels coped with live and virtual scenarios. Commanders would receive the > > Left, a soldier stands beside Babcock’s replica AFV which is a full-size replica armoured vehicle from a tank through to infantry fighting vehicle that are assembled onto a Toyota Hilux for realistic threat training at a fraction of the normal cost. Above, Insight glasses, which are an eye tracking virtual behaviour monitoring system, and top, soldiers demonstrate the EXO Insight glasses data in real time, enabling them to look at any problem areas a soldier or collective unit may have. Wiltshire-based Lance Corporal Joshua Dowding, of 5th Battalion The Rifles, took part in the experiments. He said: “It is good to see that people are thinking about the future for us soldiers and improving our lives. He added: “There is nothing worse than a soldier being given a piece of equipment that turns out to be the worst piece of kit you have ever had to use. So it’s nice to come here and say, ‘yes I would use this’ or ‘no I would never use this’.”

16 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS NEWS Pollution fears raised over increased use Concerns have been raised about the health dangers of soot particles from an expected rise in the use of log burners in cities this winter. With gas prices set to rise, those with wood burners are expected to throw another log on the fire rather than switch on their central heating. Wood burners produce very fine soot particles, known as PM2.5, which have been identified by the World Health Organisation as the most serious air pollutant for human health. The particulates can enter the bloodstream and lodge in the lungs and other organs. They are especially dangerous for asthmatics and people with lung conditions, putting them at risk of potentially life-threatening asthma attacks or flare ups. amanda cameron Local Democracy Reporter A concerned Bristol resident asked city mayor Marvin Rees about the issue on John Darvall’s show on BBC Radio Bristol on Thursday. “Stuart” from Easton noted that Bristol City Council had received funding from Defra (the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) to tackle the “really fine soot” from wood burning stoves. He said: “We know that this fine soot causes half of premature deaths in Bristol every year, which are estimated to be 300 people. “What is Bristol doing about the funding, given that the amount of wood burning is predicted to increase rapidly this winter as gas heating costs rise?” Mr Rees did not answer the question directly, but said local authorities had “limited” powers to deal with the issue. He said the council and Labour MPs Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East) and Darren Jones (Bristol North West) had lobbied the Government for greater powers. “We just have to take action in the areas we do have powers until the necessary ones come along,” Mr Rees said. “[Existing clean air legislation] won’t stretch to this at the moment, but wherever we can take action, particularly if things are anti-social, for example, then it does give us a of log burners > > There are fears that wood burners, left, will be used more as window to intervene but we’re very limited.” The law allows the use of wood burning stoves, open fires and log burners, but there are restrictions on the types of fuels and appliances that can be used. Under the Clean Air Act 1993, Bristol is covered by a smoke control order. This means residents face fines of up to £1,000 if the smoke coming out of their chimneys is produced by burning an unauthorised fuel or by using an appliance that is not exempt. And, in May of this year, new legislation came into force placing restrictions on the sale of coal, ‘wet gas prices rise but Bristol mayor Marvin Rees, above, says the authority’s powers to deal with the issue are limited wood’ and manufactured solid fuels that can be burned in the home. Wet wood, the cheap, chopped wood sold in net bags, produces more smoke and therefore more harmful PM2.5 particles because it contains more moisture than dried or treated wood. Bagged coal and wet wood of less than two cubic metres can no longer be sold, and wet wood in larger volumes must be sold with advice on how to dry it before burning. The new rules also mean manufactured solid fuels must be cleaner, with a lower sulphur content and a limit on the amount of smoke they emit. Be Winter ready save £5 When you spend £20 at Well pharmacy During the cold and flu season it’s important to be prepared for common health problems by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. Well Pharmacy is offering £5 off £20 to help you restock those winter health essentials to help you feel better when you are affected by cold and flu. They can also provide advice about bigger pack sizes and stronger medicines that are only available in Pharmacies. Remember that your local Well Pharmacist can give you advice on your overall health and wellbeing, with no appointment necessary. We’ll tell you how to best take your medication, get protection from serious illness by getting the flu and pneumonia jab this winter plus offer free blood pressure checks. Find out more at well.co.uk. SAVE £5 WHEN YOU SPEND £20 AT WELL PHARMACY this voucher entitles the holder the £5 oFF a £20 spend at Well pharmacies. please present at till. valid in store only. Coupon terms and conditions: Valid until Wednesday 27th October. Coupon redeemable in Well Pharmacy stores only. not valid online. Minimum spend of £20 applies. One coupon per transaction. Not to be used in conjunction with any other coupon or voucher, Well colleague discount or in store event. Only original coupons are valid. No photocopies. Exemptions apply. All sales at the professional discretion of the pharmacist. Cannot be used against any purchase of prescriptions, vaccinations, paid for services or baby milk. Valid for one use only. Coupon not transferable. No change given. For full terms and conditions please visit well.co.uk

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18 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS NEWS Call for help in creating new Exmoor woods Green-fingered volunteers are being called on to help establish Exmoor’s next generation of trees this autumn. As the UK prepares to welcome world leaders to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow at the end of the month, Exmoor National Park Authority says it is keen to send out the message that Exmoor is doing its bit and remind people that no single person’s actions are too small. Graeme McVittie, senior woodlands officer for Exmoor National Park, said: “COP26 will set the tone for how climate change is tackled on the global stage. “The scale of the problem is utterly daunting, and I think many people are looking for ways to contribute positively. Our message to all those who care about Exmoor is that everyone can be involved in helping grow the trees of the future. Our woodlands are a vital part of the solution.” An estimated five million tonnes of carbon are stored in Exmoor’s treescape – one million in hedge- Athwenna Irons athwenna.irons@reachplc.com rows and freestanding trees alone – helping to capture around 50,000 tonnes of carbon every year. The National Park wants to see woodland cover on Exmoor increased from 13.5% to at least 17% by 2030 – the amount recommended by the Government’s independent Committee on Climate Change. To help reach that target, the Care- Moor Woods & Trees appeal was launched earlier this year. Money from the appeal will support the creation of ‘Bye Wood’ and the planting of 13,000 saplings on National Park Authority land near Winsford. The new woodland will span 12 hectares when complete and be signed up to the UK Woodland Carbon Code, helping to lock away around 2,600 tonnes of carbon over the first 100 years while delivering important benefits for people and nature. Previous donations to CareMoor have also helped to establish a new > > Oak saplings grown by Exmoor Pony Compost ready for planting in Bye Wood community tree nursery near the National Park Authority’s Exford depot, with further funding from Devon Environment Foundation. A major focus of the nursery will be to help safeguard the genetic heritage of Exmoor’s native trees, but also to help its woodlands adapt to a changing climate and promote skills in tree planting and management among volunteers and the local community. Rob Wilson-North, head of conservation and access at Exmoor National Park Authority, added: “We hope the trees we plant today will in time become significant places for people to enjoy and cherish and we’d love more volunteers and local businesses to get behind the cause. Crucially, increasing tree cover in the right places will help future generations by contributing to sustainable livelihoods for our rural communities, while also helping to tackle climate change.” Volunteers can support tree planting on Exmoor this autumn by either signing up to collect and grow tree seeds on Exmoor towards the new community tree nursery, join a tree planting weekend taking place at Bye Wood on November 6-7, or dedicate a tree through the CareMoor Woods & Trees appeal. To find out more about how to support the appeal and to sign up to tree planting events visit www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/ caremoor

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 19 THEATRE REVIEW Cast bring new lease of life to an old classic Iconic comedy The Good Life, beloved by viewers since it first aired on television in 1975, makes an hilarious return in a new stage production that premiered in Bath this week. Remember Tom and Barbara, selfsufficiency newbies whose down and dirty conduct in their Surbiton garden outraged their more sophisticated neighbours Margo and Jerry? Well, they’re back, ditching a consumerist corporate life for a cleaner, greener mode of existence that 45 years on chimes well with current considerations in this (hopefully) post-pandemic climate. The appeal of director and writer Jeremy Sams’ new show extends to a new young audience, not just those nostalgic for the original TV series. A good half of those present in Bath on Thursday night would not have been even a twinkle in Tom or Barbara’s eye. Featuring a starry cast with Rufus Hound and Sally Tatum as Tom and Barbara, and Preeya Kalidas and Dominic Rowan as Margo and Jerry, this new production soon had the audience chortling at period corny jokes, farcical escapades and the intricacies of pig gynaecology. the good life Theatre Royal Bath A slow start introduces the two couples and sets the scene for Tom to quit his job as a designer of small plastic dinosaurs for insertion into cornflake packets – a ’70s marketing thing – and turn their suburban garden into a smallholding. But from then on the show speeds along in a series of comic vignettes that variously poke fun at office politics, at Margo’s snobbery, at the henpecked Jerry, at ’70s dinner parties (Mateus Rosé anyone?) and at pot smoking – a poppyseed cake spiked with marijuana outclasses the ubiquitous Black Forest Gateau. Even Geraldine the goat, a presence in the original series, makes an appearance with disastrously funny consequences. Designer Michael Taylor’s clever revolving set allows the action to move seamlessly between the couples’ neighbouring houses, highlighting their differences in décor and aspiration. Tom and Barbara’s is all rustic pine furniture, while Margo favours a drinks cabinet, hostess trolley and orange wallpaper. Despite enduring public appreciation of the original cast in the TV series – Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington – the new stars of this show make the roles very much their own. There is great rapport between them, perfect comic timing, and an absolute glee in the silliness of it all that has the audience on their side in no time at all. There are also fine performances in the supporting roles from Tessa Churchard and – especially – from Nigel Betts whose appearances variously as Sir, Harry the Pigman, Policeman and Dr Joe become increasingly funny. The show is a hoot, a superbly produced escapist delight that highlights the joy of farce and fun and friendship (despite opposing ideologies) in these straitened times. It demonstrates that, like the good life, simple pleasures are best. Jackie Chappell ■■ The Good Life appears at the Theatre Royal Bath until today. Call the box office on 01225 448844 or go online at www.theatreroyal. org.uk > > The Good Life at the Theatre Royal Bath stars Rufus Hound as Tom Good, Preeya Kalidas as Margo Leadbetter, Dominic Rowan as Jerry Leadbetter, and Sally Tatum as Barbara Good Theatre Royal Bath

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healthlottery.co.uk play in-store | app | online 22 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS BUSINESS > > Steven Day, centre, with his Pure Planet co-founders Chris Alliott, left, and Andrew Ralston Energy firm hits at Government following collapse A Bath energy supplier that has collapsed following a surge in wholesale gas prices has slammed the Government over its price cap policy - and its failure to do more to support the industry. Pure Planet said the reason it had ceased trading was because current UK rules had “forced” the business to sell energy at prices “way below the true cost”. The company, which is 24% owned by BP and has 235,000 customers, said it understood the UK price cap was put in place to protect consumers but said there was no policy to “equally protect” suppliers from global price hikes. Founders Andrew Ralston, Chris Alliott and Steven Day, who set up the business in 2017 and employed 200 people, said predicted profits had been “wiped out” and turned into a “thumping great loss”. In a statement on their website, the co-founders wrote: “Why are we yet another energy supplier to have failed? Was it because we are ‘small’? No. Was it because we are badly run? With respect, we’d argue not. Did we get everything right? Of course not. We could always have improved. hannah baker hannah.baker@reachplc.com “But… we were being forced to lose money through sky-rocketing global wholesale energy prices clashing with a domestic staid government and regulatory policy - the price cap.” The co-founders said the reason so many UK suppliers had collapsed was not “necessarily” because they were badly run. Earlier this year Pure Planet was named in the top three best midsized companies to work for in the UK. It was also ranked joint-third on a list published this year by consumer service Which? for customer satisfaction. The statement continued: “[The energy suppliers which have collapsed] were being prevented, badly, from being able to run. Sadly, we expect even more suppliers will follow, causing needless disruption to the sector, unless something changes soon.” Pure Planet said it was “shortsighted” of the Government to help CO2 suppliers and steel makers but not energy companies. It claimed the lack of support would increase energy consumers’ bills and reduce innovation in the sector. “None of this leaves consumers in a good place. You’ll be moved to a new supplier you didn’t choose. Your price might well go up in the short term, and yet again next year,” they said. The trio also warned over the impact the disappearance of smaller energy suppliers would have on the market. “As the supplier count shrinks, genuine choice will be harder to find. 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WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 23 Engineers secure deal to help electric motors firm andrew arthur andrew.arthur@reachplc.com It’s going to enable us to upskill our staff and our facility here, which is perfect jim winchester A Somerset engineering company has secured a “milestone” contract with a London-listed manufacturer of motors for electric vehicles to help grow its technology globally. Bridgwater-based Electrified Automation will develop automated machinery and robotics for Saietta Group as it seeks to accelerate production of its axial flux motors, initially for the Asian two and threewheel vehicle market. Oxfordshire company Saietta, which recently floated on the AIM market, is looking to dramatically ramp up its production capability to units in the hundreds and thousands. Electrified Automation said the deal was of “significant” value to the business, and would allow it to create eight new jobs and double its capacity for machine building at its 11,000 sq ft facility at Beech Business Park. The company was founded by Lloyd Ash in April 2020, after he sold his previous electric motor manufacturing venture, Devon-based Ashwoods Electric Motors, to US firm Dana Corporation. Electrified Automation has grown to a headcount of 15 this year, and will now look to recruit for the new specialist technician and engineering roles, as well as a project manager. The company’s managing director Jim Winchester said the company’s connections within the industry had helped provide opportunities to bring in commercial revenue much sooner than planned. It has already picked up design > > Saietta’s vehicle fleet all fitted with their axial flux motor technology; below, Electrified Automation’s electric motor manufacturing platform during its design phase work with “major aerospace manufacturers” and is working with other automotive companies to find winding machine equipment, while it is also involved in the off-highway sector as well. Mr Winchester said Electrified Automation was also looking to develop its own “next generation” platform of electric motors manufacturing. He said that securing the Saietta contract within the business’s first year was a “fantastic achievement” and that he hoped Electrified Automation could help its partner achieve its “ultimate goal” of growing its product globally. Mr Winchester said: “It’s a longterm contract that is going to span out over a year. It’s going to enable us to upskill our staff and our facility here, which is perfect, and contribute what I think is a pretty impressive UK brand to take its brand globally. “We are excited to be a part of that and support their team, whilst also developing our inhouse capability.” Saietta Group’s chief executive, Wicher Kist, said Electrified Automation’s team had “an impressive track record” in designing automated machinery, and that its technology would provide the reliability it needed to help take its motor to a global market. Mr Kist said: “Their industry experience will enable us to identify and manage the risks involved as we scale-up production, so we see this as a great partnership opportunity for both businesses. “Moving to this next stage of our business growth also means we will be significantly increasing staffing at our facilities in the UK.” BUSINESS Hundreds of Amazon staff train to be truck drivers More than 400 Amazon employees are training for new careers as truck drivers, with the course becoming the most popular at the online giant. The first newly qualified drivers will be available for work in the UK later this month. Amazon reported huge interest among its employees in HGV driver training from its so-called Career Choice programme. Since May, more than 400 employees from Amazon’s network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations have started the company-funded driver training. In May, Amazon announced that it is investing £10 million over three years in Career Choice to train up to 5,000 employees in new skills. Amazon’s vice president of UK operations, Jonathan Gal, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support more than 400 of our employees to achieve their ambition to become HGV drivers through our Career Choice programme and play a part in helping to boost the haulage industry. “We’re proud of the frontline roles we offer across Amazon, and we also know that they will be a stepping stone for some in their career journey. 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WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 25 WDP PM should take a leaf out of Dickens’ book Although I actually quite like Boris Johnson, at times I think he would have made a very good member, even holding High Office, of the Circumlocution Office. This is the office, the brainchild of Charles Dickens, in his book Little Dorrit, where Members of Parliament went to learn how not to do it. Although created between 1850 and 1857, it still prospers. Come back Lord Decimus Tite Barnacle and Mr Tite Barnacle, private secretary, you have no idea what a gift you left to parliament. Your country needs you. T Edwards Portishead DVLA chaos is sad reflection of times It is a sad reflection of our times when we see the havoc being caused by the DVLA in Swansea. It seems that any excuse is being used by Mark Serwotka, of the PCS union, to prevent this country from moving forward after the Covid pandemic. The DVLA has done every possible thing to make its workplace safe for its employees but it’s never enough for Mr Serwotka as he still calls for strikes to make his desperate points. In the meantime, we are all grinding to a halt as Mr Serwotka now sees himself as a latter day Arthur Scargill, and we all know what happened to his dream of crippling the country. Mr Serwotka claims it is not safe for his members to return to the Swansea office and is calling for even more strikes to support his withering claims, while the rest of Britain (with the exception of many of the feather-bedded, job safe, arrogant Civil Service) continues to put its back into the UK recovery. To add insult to injury, the Whitehall civil servants are still being paid their £4,000-plus London weighting allowance to compensate for working in the capital, even if they never actually travel to the office. Reports on the Covid situation by BBC news is not helping the situation, as these are not necessarily the true figures. According to the ONS, of the 51,000 Covid deaths between January and June 2021, just 256 were victims who had been double vaccinated, so what more proof could you get that vaccination is a life saver? So why do the civil servants think they are more at risk than the rest of the population? So there’s the answer. ‘No jab, no job’ – it’s what the rest of the population is being told. The government concession of encouraging working from home was a splendid idea in the early days but is hardly applicable now in the light of the successful vaccination programme. Time to call it a day! Thankfully there are a few who are turning up for work at the DVLA to see to the thousands of HGV and PSV licence applications and my hat goes off to them but hardly enough of them to see to the mountainous backlog. It’s time for the Government to show Mr Serwotka and his fanatical disciples who is running the country. Letters powered by > > An Exeter Chiefs fan wearing a native American headdress Nigel French What do you think? Where’s Mrs Thatcher when you need her? Mr Johnson is acting like Nero, fiddling while Rome burns instead of getting a grip of such a devastating situation. Time for ‘No more Mr Nice Guy’, or we’ll all go down the pan and the signs will go up... ‘Anarchy Rules OK!’ I used to think the Civil Service running the country was a jokey exaggeration of what really happens in Whitehall by watching too many Yes, Prime Minister programmes. Perhaps the BBC should now reclassify these as reality documentaries instead of comedy in the light of what is really happening In Whitehall. Edward Kynaston Forest of Dean Political correctness has gone too far A recent story I read referred to where a tourist family complained that Darkie Lane has racist intonations. I genuinely feel sorry for the family in question who are clearly smallminded. Dorset County Council should not even entertain the idea of changing a name which can only be interpreted as a description of a dark road. This road was named long before the visiting tourists arrived and has obviously no connection with racism. It is evident that the ‘age of innocence’ has passed many people by and they see ‘political correctness’ in everything! For goodness sake, ‘chill’. Feona Green by email Unfortunately, due to restrictions on non-essential travel and an emphasis on staff working from home, the office is closed and we are currently unable to receive letters by post. Please use the email address letters@westerndailypress.co.uk Should Exeter Chiefs fans wear Native American headdresses? Join the debate by emailing letters@westerndailypress.co.uk and including your name and address Shining example had intellect and vision The finest human of the last 100 years was Paul Robeson, a man of extraordinary gifts, whose father had been born a slave, and later became a Christian pastor. Paul’s intellect shone in studying law at university, where he was a star in American football. But it was his superb bass voice which drew him to international recognition on stage and films. The novels of Edgar Wallace depicting the British Empire in Africa were transferred to films, prewar, such as Sanders of the River, in which Paul played the tribal chief, Bosambo, which taught me as a child about the dignity of all races. When Paul appeared in films of the Welsh coal mining industry, he won the admiration and devotion of all miners in Britain. After the victory of the allies in the Second World War, with the USA, UK and Russia suffering the loss of some 40 million dead, and when some US and UK politicians deliberately revived their self-corrosive hatred of Russian Communism from 1917, Paul strode across the world in his efforts to bind all together in peace, using the appeal of his wonderful voice, his intellect and vision, countering vicious hatred, with calm, impressive dignity. Here was the most majestic of all men, preaching the teachings of Christ on an international stage, and the USA confiscated his passport, in the blatantly evil days of Senator McCarthy’s influence in US politics, in order to limit Paul’s ability to draw all nations to cooperation. The contrast was outstanding, as testament to the sacrifice of the bravest and the best, that one man proclaimed that nations should find united purpose, while right wing politicians, who were not fit to polish his boots, spread the hatred which has flourished since. C N Westerman by email Priti’s failure to stop illegal immigrants With visas being handed out to HGV drivers, butchers and probably health workers before too long, the regulations introduced obviously were successful in reducing the number of migrant workers who we are now in urgent need of! However, it is a total disgrace that the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has completely failed to stop over 15,000 illegal immigrants so far this year invading our country who we definitely don’t need, that are costing taxpayers over £1 billion every year to keep in relative luxury! Mike Jackman Cornwall Important to get your affairs in order While we may not be living with the restrictions we once were, coronavirus continues to be a major part of our lives. Hopefully some day this won’t be the case, but its impact will likely remain. One thing is for certain: the pandemic reminded us how fragile and precious life is. Death has of course always been an inevitable part of life, so it is important to plan for it by getting an up-to-date will. But a survey carried out by Will Aid found 49% of adults in the UK still don’t have a will. This means their wishes will not necessarily be met in event of their death, and their estate might not be shared how they would like. Here at Will Aid, the charity will-writing campaign, we want to change that statistic and ensure everyone has their affairs in order. Will Aid Month happens every November and encourages people to get a professionally written will with the help of a solicitor. Law firms volunteer their time and expertise to write basic wills, waiving their fee, with clients being invited to make an upfront donation to Will Aid. Donations support the vital work of our nine partner charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland). These charities, like others across the world, have experienced a significant drop in funding because of the pandemic, but their workload has only increased. By getting a will during Will Aid, you can help them bounce back and continue their lifechanging work, while ensuring your loved ones and causes close to you are protected when you die. To find your nearest solicitor or for more information, visit www.willaid. org.uk Peter de Vena Franks Campaign Director, Will Aid Will Chiefs contact Native Americans? I see that the use of a generic Native American image to represent Exeter Chiefs is under discussion again. Forgive me if this question has been answered before but I was just wondering if anyone from the club has reached out to organisations in north America who represent native Americans? Has someone actually asked them if the use of the generic image is offensive to them? If they have, and the other party was offended by it, did anyone enter into a discussion about finding an image that would keep both parties happy? Instead of assuming that something is going to cause offence to a group of people, wouldn’t it be more sensible to interact with the party concerned and use that to build bridges between the two groups? Perhaps, once an acceptable means of representation for both parties has been found, the club could pay to licence it from them, with those funds then being used for community projects which aim to improve the lives of native Americans. Who knows, instead of some assumed offence of our own making, maybe the Native Americans would be grateful that someone overseas is actually concerned about their feelings and values when, as I understand it, many of the nonindigenous people in that part of the world, treat them with contempt. Just a thought. Terry Cutting Exeter

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WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 27 WMN WDP Martin Hesp on Saturday Read Martin’s column every week in the Western Daily Press Stories may change – but people don’t They say nothing changes, that we’re just the same bunch of odd, crazy, colourful or mundane individuals occupying today’s world – driving cars and living in centrally heated homes – as the folk who kicked around the West Country a hundred or a thousand years ago with packhorses and inglenook fires. Yes, we might blast famous nonagenarians into space aboard phallicshaped rockets, but Captain Kirk is probably just the same sort of bloke as the skipper who steered his Cornish ketch into the Great Unknown back in the days when the Earth was flat. Evidence of this “nothing changes” theory can be found on a regular basis if your local newspaper has one of those This Was The News columns. For a few years now our local paper has run a feature replaying its stories from a century-and-a-half ago – and there are two completely opposing reasons why I love reading it… One, because the column proves in so many ways that nothing does change – but also because so much that happened in our rural corner seems so wildly and completely dif- ferent to the way in which we live today. Here’s an example of the latter… I’ve just read that in October 1871 the locals were having a whip-round for a grand dinner to mark the birthday of the lord of the manor, a Mr GF Luttrell of Dunster Castle. Can you imagine that happening today? I know we Brits cling to our class distinctions more than most nations – so that, for example, voters seem to believe in a bunch of clueless Old- Etonians even if those posh blighters fail to understand simple stuff, like the fact pigs are traditionally killed so that their meat can be sold and therefore earn farmers a living. But how many people do you know who’d club together so they could buy their lord of the manor a dinner? I don’t think so, squire… In fact, I haven’t even come across a lord of the manor for decades, let alone bought one supper. So that story from the West Somerset Free Press of 1871 really is from a forgotten world. Conversely, how about this for something in the “nothing changes” camp. Exactly 150 years ago the paper was reporting… “The chairman of Williton Petty Magistrate Sessions warned parents who were summoned for not having their children vaccinated under the 1867 Act ‘not to kick against the pricks’.” For a moment I wondered what the magistrate was on about – the language changes and he wouldn’t be advised to make such a statement today. But what really surprised me was that mass inoculation programmes had been invented such a long time ago. It was actually four years earlier, in 1867, when an Act of Parliament made it compulsory for all children under the age of 14 to be vaccinated against smallpox. Can you imagine the riots on the streets – not to mention the motorway blocking protests – which would occur today if the Covid jab was 100% obligatory? Surely, we are all just hard-wired to think the way we do, no matter in which century we happen to be born Some readers may recall that six months ago I was writing about a woman who hissed: “I wouldn’t have that filth inside my body!” when asked if she’d had the jab. We like to think we live in an enlightened age in which the feelings of individuals and minorities are respected no matter how strange or unusual – an age which has become a great deal more kindly and understanding than the heavily repressed Victorian era when people “knew their place”. But nothing changes. The old newspaper reports there was indeed a courtroom backlash when it came to mass vaccination: “One father said he would rather live in a free land like America than have his children inoculated… For some, these laws marked an infringement of civil liberties for the sake of improving public health.” Surely, we are all just hard-wired to think the way we do, no matter in which century we happen to be born. The same genetic make-up will emerge and re-emerge. In this case it’s simply that some people are born overly suspicious or doubtful. There will always be those who think something vague and indecipherable in the big bad world is out to get them. Which probably wasn’t a bad way of looking at things when sabretoothed tigers ruled the roost, because each living moment really was perilous back in the days before newspapers had 150 years-ago columns. The modern version manifests itself in the form of the conspiracy theorist who can’t actually see any sabre-toothed tigers, but who knows damn-well they are out there. The “there’s something big and dangerous we’re not being told about” brigade are not far removed from those who blindly believe we do things best in our own little nations, and that every other race is an evil and inferior bunch of ne’er-do-wells out to nick our dosh, our women (or men) and our ideas. We don’t change much, probably because we’re nowhere near as clever and sophisticated as we like to think. Captain Kirk really will need to be voyaging in distant galaxies rather than floating in a phallic symbol for a brief ten minutes before homo-sapiens can say it’s reached its teenage years, let alone grown up. Win a trip to see the Northern Lights in Iceland! 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28 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS THE LONG READ How does ‘oasis of kindness’ on the high street change post-pandemic? Hannah Baker took a tour of cosmetics retailer Lush’s UK headquarters in Dorset and spoke to finance director Kim Coles about Covid, the environment and international expansion If Willy Wonka owned a factory in Britain in 2021, it would probably be Lush’s Dorset HQ. From the outside, it would be easy to walk past the grey warehouse on the typical-looking industrial estate in Poole. It is a dank, wet summer’s day when I step through the doors of the cosmetic company’s UK head office and I am immediately greeted with the aroma of lemon. Just like Charlie Bucket in Roald Dahl’s famous 1964 children’s book, I’m asked not to divulge any of Lush’s closely-guarded recipes before being taken onto the factory floor. Entering the so-named ‘Fresh’ section of the factory, where many of Lush’s soaps, face masks and body rubs are made, is like stepping into some sort of kitchen-turned-apothecary. There are fruit and vegetables piled up on stainless steel counters; large glass jars full of powders - from turmeric to lavender to polenta - lining the walls; and vast metal vats of what look like green and brown butter icing being stirred by hand. Work here starts at 6am with a delivery of fresh fruit, flowers and vegetables - and the products (all natural and handmade) have a shelf life of just one month. After trying my hand at filling some pots with a deliciously scented > > Lush’s finance director Kim Coles face mask (it’s hard to believe it’s not edible), I am taken over to the bath bomb building. Here, the magic of Christmas is already in the air. Even with a mask on, the scent inside is pretty overpowering. There are mountains of rainbow-coloured powers - pink, blue, purple, orange - that are being transformed by teams of workers into bath bombs. Incredibly, one worker will make 2,000 in a single day, with the moulds being reused once the bath bombs have set. From November there will be 300 staff based at the site, which has already started to ramp up its operations ahead of what is expected to be its busiest period. Lush, like the majority of retail businesses in the UK, was hit hard by the pandemic, making its biggest ever loss (-£45m) in 2020. In sales terms, for the financial year ending June 2021, the company was about 23% down compared with 2019. The firm’s group turnover was £437.8m - a 19.7% decrease on 2019. The retailer, which has stores in 48 countries, including Russia, Norway, Australia, Finland and South Africa, employs 2,500 people in the UK - and nearly all of its retail staff were furloughed when Covid hit. A whopping 95% of the company’s shops around the world were closed at one point and the company was “burning millions of pounds”, every month, according to finance director Kim Coles. “When we first went into lockdown, our Italian property director was saying to me that this was ‘our war’. We were able to get people ready to work from home quite quickly though. “At the time I was thinking about how we would control everybody, but suddenly you realise you can’t keep up. You realise people don’t need micromanagement.” With a foothold in so many countries (there are 30 people on the global leadership team worldwide), Lush decided to let each market work out what to do. “There was a lot of sharing between each nation,” explained Ms Coles, who said the UK business was When we first went into lockdown, our Italian property director was saying to me that this was ‘our war’. We were able to get people ready to work from home quite quickly though able to “breathe a sigh of relief” when the Government’s furlough scheme kicked in. “We got a lot of support and it kept us going. We knew we had to get digital fired up, but at that point only 10% of our sales were online.” Lush, like many firms, was forced to adapt - and quickly. In the last 12 months the retailer has launched a number of initiatives, including a new website, subscription boxes and offering free postage and packaging for the first time. The business also discontinued 150 products, which was around 25% of the range. “The inventors wanted to clear space for new products. We have done a lot of different things that we wouldn’t have done had we not gone into lockdown.” kim coles Despite the easing of restrictions and the reopening of shops, Ms Coles remains cautious about the future. The company is employing 25% fewer people than it did before Covid, but mostly through “natural attrition,” she explained. “We are trying to preserve as many jobs as we can. As people have left we haven’t been replacing them and we had a lot of people on temporary contracts. “There hasn’t been a big upheaval. A lot of people want to work for the company so they don’t mind where they work within the business.” Most of Lush’s staff are still working from home - and there are no plans to enforce a return. “It will be when people feel ready. The pandemic has made working so

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 29 THE LONG READ > > Hannah Baker tries her hand at making a bath bomb in the Lush factory in Poole, Dorset; below, already getting ready for Christmas much more flexible. Most teams can do anything from home. “Our staff are very motivated. Nowadays I make myself go out at lunchtime and walk for half an hour. And I wonder why I haven’t been doing that for the last 15 years.” Lush has only had to close a handful of its stores - and those are mostly where leases have run out and where the landlords “weren’t helpful”, according to Ms Coles. In the UK, Network Rail allowed Lush to stay in its units rent free amid the pandemic, while other landlords gave the company the option to defer payments. “From a cash flow perspective it was very helpful,” explained Ms Coles. “But some landlords were awful. We didn’t renew leases in Australia because of that and we closed six stores there.” Lush recently joined the sustainability board of the British Beauty Council and is on a mission to influence more businesses within the industry to do their bit to address the climate crisis. More than half the company’s products can now be taken home with no packaging - and the business says it saves on nearly six million plastic bottles from selling shampoo bars alone. According to Ms Coles, the company is already carbon positive in the UK. This means the business has gone beyond achieving net-zero carbon emissions to actually create an environmental benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But Lush wants to go a step further by becoming the first cosmetics company to become carbon neutral through its supply chain. “Ninety per cent of our footprint is through the supply chain so if we can work with suppliers we can make a big difference to that,” said Ms Coles. “We have a lot of forestry projects and we are opening a new recycling plant in the new year. We are doing a great deal around the environment and sustainability.” Looking ahead to the longer term, Lush is planning to continue its expansion internationally. The business is looking at launching a digitalonly offering in Poland - it would be the first market the business has entered without a physical store - and is also eyeing Vietnam and India. The company has “a few” openings planned in the Middle East in the next year but will mainly be reconsolidating in the wake of the pandemic. “It will be quite quiet on the [shop opening] front. The priority over the next 12 months is keeping everybody safe,” said Ms Coles. So how does the company plan to continue differentiating itself from competitors moving forward? “We have been described as ‘an oasis of kindness’ on the high street and I really think that is the foundation of what we do,” said Ms Coles. “It is very expensive to do what we do, and we will be profitable again, but it is incredibly hard work that makes this model work. She added: “We are successful but we are not driving to be a billionpound business. We always talk about leaving the world ‘lusher’ than we found it, and I think that is probably what we are all about, and how our success can be measured.”

30 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS COUNTRYSIDE This is the industry that keeps nation fed > > Any amateur pig keepers now use the services of an abattoir of course, Ian says, though this may soon no longer be an option The Efra committee has started ringing a loud alarm bell about the perilous state of the abattoir sector. Not before time, Bridgwater and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger tells Defra Secretary George Eustice Dear George, I was chatting to an acquaintance recently and he recounted the time not that many years ago when he was driving through one of the local villages and came upon the most bizarre spectacle – two men bearing on a trestle the carcass of a pig which had evidently only just been slaughtered. This they set down at the side of a ford and proceeded to wash with buckets of water drawn from the stream. He said the experience was like journeying back a century when such a sight would have been commonplace, since any rural families with a couple of square yards of space at the back of the cottage would keep a pig. Which would indeed be slaughtered around this time of year to provide various porcine delicacies to see the family through some, at least, of the winter. Any amateur pig keepers (and there are still a few around) now use the services of an abattoir of course, but how much longer this option will be open to them is quite another matter given the rate at which the national network of abattoirs continues to be eroded by rising costs, many linked to the expense of applying regulations. I was somewhat bucked, however, to see the Efra committee lately urging ministers to treat the UK abattoir network as a ‘strategic national asset’ because while this might not appear to be an issue which rates any prominence on the usual list of ministerial matters to be attended to, it should and must be treated with the utmost importance. Which I hope and trust you in particular are doing, George. Partly as a result of over-zealous government interpretation of European regulations and the resultant financial burdens, we have lost many of our smaller and medium-sized abattoirs in the last 20 years and we cannot afford to lose any more. The consequences of a further depletion are plain to see. Slaughtering will be concentrated on a handful of large abattoirs that currently serve the needs of supermarkets. That will inevitably mean longer journeys for livestock – and if I tell you I have evidence of animals being transported from the Scottish borders to South Wales for slaughter, you may gain some idea of how dire the situation already is. Not only does this lead to unacceptably high levels of stress for the animals, the abandonment of the old lairage system which allowed them to settle down a bit after the journey means the chemical changes caused by stress will still be present in the meat which will manifest itself in a distinctly impaired eating quality. Aside from that, animals tend to lose weight on long journeys so the financial return to the producer will be commensurately lower. This may all sound a mite trivial but it’s not, because we are talking about the industry which keeps the nation fed. And let’s face it, the chances of anyone deciding to build and open a small abattoir now are, given the cost, the regulatory requirements and the appallingly low returns, next to zero. All the more important, therefore, that we do whatever we can to preserve what is left of the sector, particularly in view of what you and others have said about supporting British agriculture and its products. The results of not doing so are, for the average small to medium-sized livestock farmer, unthinkable. Yours ever, Ian David Handley It’s a mistake to trust our government You know things are getting bad in the farming industry when you actually hear the NFU president bleating on the BBC. It’s always a defining moment because invariably it shows farming in a very different light to the interpretation offered by Countryfile which is the source most BBC customers turn to on those rare occasions when they wish to be informed about what is happening in the countryside. So here was Minette last week in full eye-dabbing, hand-wringing mode pleading for the Government to hold off with those cuts in farm support because no one was ready for them to happen. Well, of course not. Farm support is a fairly low priority on the Government agenda which is why, five full years after ministers realised they encing. We have been abruptly overtaken by events purely and simply because everyone has been willing to trust the Government. No one – not the NFU, not a single member of the brethren gathered around the We are on the brink of a swingeing cut in farm support with only the vaguest clue of what replacement regime we shall be offered trough at the AHDB – has thought to speak out, to hold ministers’ feet to the fire to force them to show us the colour of their money. Instead we are on the brink of a swingeing cut in farm support with were going to have to put in place a homegrown scheme to replace all that EU largesse, they still haven’t finished sorting out how it’s all going to work, let alone started to convince farmers that they are genuinely going to be supported rather than shafted. Again. But hang on, we have been told for weeks that everyone is ready for the big switchover. The AHDB has been telling us it’s all geared up. Red Tractor has been topping up the tank and greasing the nipples and until fairly recently even the NFU was telling us it was confidently on course to take the biggest change to UK farming policy in more than 40 years comfortably in its stride. Yet here we are suddenly surrounded by chaos – like driving into one of those sudden, torrential downpours that we are now experionly the vaguest clue of what replacement regime we shall be offered – or, more to the point, whether it will be worth the paper it’s written on. Which, given the Government’s record, I somehow doubt it will be the case. Anyone with half a brain could have seen well over a year ago we were sailing boldly into uncharted waters and consigning ourselves to the mercy of a weak, untrustworthy Government with an appalling reputation for duplicity. Did the pig producers not think it might be a good idea to rein in the breeding programme until things had shaken down? Did no one have the foresight to realise that Eastern European workers would leave this country in droves once we had left the EU, brought freedom of movement to an end and made it so difficult for them to stay? Anyway, there shouldn’t really be a problem in the pig industry because Liz Truss announced some time back she had stitched up a magnificent deal with China, which would be happy to buy all our excess pork. Or has she, like so many others on the same bench, been taking lessons from the Prime Minister in being economical with the truth? This I can say – if we start to see mass culling of piglets and poultry there will be a massive backlash from consumers, and the industry’s reputation will be further trashed. I just hope that the NFU, the AHDB and all the rest of the socalled great and good are prepared for that one.

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 31 COUNTRYSIDE Closed herd develops strong families Wiltshire dairy farmer Ro Collingborn discusses the primal instincts of her cattle, despite domestication > > Ro’s cows are quick to lie down once they’ve filled up with grass Our cows have enjoyed a good summer grazing this year, and I’ve developed a new theory for handling cattle when they need to be moved for any reason. It involves talking to the cows. First you think hard about where you want them to go, and then you tell the cow. Everyone round here thinks I have finally gone mad, but it does work – most of the time. It certainly works better than hitting a cow with a stick, which rarely works. Our cows are generally very quiet and relaxed, having spent all their lives on the farm. They are quick to lie down once they’ve filled up with grass, at this stage you could climb over them without effect, and they can also be ridden on their way in for milking. Grazing as a herd could not be more in tune with their natural instincts. In spite of being domesticated, cattle have retained their primal instincts. If separated from their herd, they will always get back to it as soon as they can. This is because a herd of cows as a group facing a predator in a circle with horns outward facing would be a formidable obstacle, but a solitary cow will never outrun a pack of wolves. This was brought home to us forcefully last summer, when we sadly had to have a heifer with a dislocated pelvis put down in the field. After she had gone, the other cattle in the field came to sniff the spot, making a circle around it and bellowing loudly. This went on a few times throughout the day, and it was behaviour I’d never seen before. It reminded me of the way elephants grieve. Although this may not have been grieving, but alarm at the smell of blood. My husband tells me that as a little boy, he saw a sick cow surrounded by the herd. When he pointed it out to his father, and suggested they were protecting it, he was told “No, they are trying to drive it away”. He was also told by an old cowman that freshly calved cows are welcomed into the herd and do not have to fight for their pecking order, even if they come from a strange herd. If they are bringing in a calf, that is fresh genetics and that is welcomed. In a weakened state after calving, they would be severely disadvantaged if they had to physically fight for their place in the herd. After a calf is born and has had its first feed, a cow will leave it for long periods while she grazes and rests. The first milk, colostrum, contains melatonin which promotes sleep. The calf is normally well hidden behind a bush, sometimes in a ditch or in a wood for protection. For the calf, being separated for long periods from its dam is natural. In a commercial situation, when the cow has to be milked to provide milk for sale, there has to be separation of cow and calf. We leave the cow and calf together for up to two days, and then the cow will join the milking herd, and the calf will be put in a straw-filled pen with two other calves. We feel company for these little calves is very important. These calves will be together as a small group for at least 12 weeks until they join other contemporaries, and during this period they form a strong bond. We find that it is rare for a calf to call for its mother, or conversely a cow to call for its calf. The calf accepts its new situation and companions and it is natural for the cow to rejoin the herd. Another behaviour, when the cow has calved at grass, and has to rejoin the herd with her calf, is for the matrons of the herd to come to examine and sniff the calf, before accepting it. In this situation, the mother cow has to stand back and watch the proceedings. This must be linked to the need for an animal to be part of a herd as soon as possible, and to be accepted even if it is not her own herd. This behaviour goes back thousands of years, when a cow would always leave the herd to give birth, but needed to rejoin a herd as soon as possible. The sniffing procedure would take place if she was rejoining her own herd, or if she found herself with a new herd and needing acceptance. Our cows are lucky in that we have a “closed herd”; no females are ever bought in, and this has been the policy for 70 years. It has led to strong cow families. Interestingly we have found that the bond between calves during rearing endures, and you will find cows of the same age together grazing at grass, and also sticking together at milking times. Similarly, we find when female twins are born, they will always stick together. There are some moves to forget about commercial milk production, and instead keep the cow and calf together for a longer period. The problem with this is that over the months the cow and calf have formed such a strong bond that they grieve for many days, and call forlornly to each other when they are eventually taken apart. This can be heartrending for farm staff who have to listen to these cries, as well as the animals involved. The country is in crisis, particularly in our industry, and the suggestion of senior Cabinet members to allow asylum seekers to seek work to help tackle our labour shortages, would be a very worthwhile plan. As usual, Priti Patel has blocked the move, which would have greatly helped the state of mind of asylum seekers and the public purse. She needs to get real – visiting a pig farm in crisis would help. ■■ Ro Collingbourn has been dairy chairman of the Women’s Food and Farming Union, on the Milk Development Council, the Veterinary Products Committee, the RSPCA Council and is currently a Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Director. Surprise fly-past from a band of jays after acorns and apples charlie elder charles.elder@reachplc.com This is a time of year when birds begin to join together in flocks. From waders to wagtails, starlings to thrushes, the usual social distancing rules which apply during the breeding season are put to one side as birds of a feather come together to feed and roost. However, one sight took me by surprise as I was sitting working and glanced out of the window at the rear garden. Jays have a very distinctive way of flying, spreading their rounded wings as they paddle through the air in a way which suggests they are not particularly comfortable in flight. I spotted the silhouette of one approaching up the valley, followed by another, and another... and was staggered when a dozen jays passed Country Notebook over the garden. To my knowledge this is not a species that generally gathers in autumn flocks, so to see so many in one place felt like a very unusual sight indeed. In fact I seldom see any at all at my end of the village on west Dartmoor, so counting them past in such numbers was surreal. Jays are acorn addicts, gathering hoards of supplies in the autumn which see them through the colder months, so may have been heading to a suitable stand of oak trees nearby. Acorn shortages can cause them to move location to where the oaks are laden, even including flying over to the UK from the Continent, and large influxes occur from time to time. The rather unremarkable collective noun for jays is a ‘band’, and the band I saw might have been commuting to find food. Fortunately one of the assembly broke off from the flock and swerved down into my garden, revealing a flash of brilliant blue in the wing, and landed in the apple tree, perhaps to dine out on some of the windfalls. It seemed one member of the band had decided to go solo.

32 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS Family Health Is ADHD causing my daughter’s tantrums? Older children may experience a meltdown rather than a tantrum, with full-body reactions that are out of their control ASK THE EXPERT Dr Pablo Ronzoni Consultant child and adolescent psychologist My seven-year-old daughter has a lot Q of temper tantrums and can’t seem to sit still or focus on anything for long. I think she could have ADHD – are these typical symptoms? Speaking to mark October’s A ADHD Awareness Month, Dr Pablo Ronzoni, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at the mental health service Clinical Partners (clinical-partners.co.uk), who has a special interest in neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD, says: “To decide on the next steps you can take, it’s important to be able to recognise ADHD symptoms. “Tantrums generally start to occur during the second year of life and are a normal part of development, as in these early years this is how children show their emotions because language skills aren’t fully developed. As your daughter is seven years old, it’s important to consider whether what she’s experiencing is a ‘meltdown’ instead. “A meltdown is a natural response to feeling overwhelmed, with full body reactions that are out of the child’s control and can persist even in older children – a symptom that’s more likely to be linked to ADHD. “You mention that your daughter can’t stay still and struggles to focus. “Anxiety and ADHD can sometimes mirror each other. However, while ADHD symptoms primarily involve difficulty with focus and concentration, anxiety symptoms involve issues with nervousness and fear, and it is perfectly possible that both, anxiety and ADHD, can co-exist. “It’s really important to note when the symptoms started. If they’ve been present from an early age, it’s more likely that a developmental issue such as ADHD is the cause, as symptoms tend to become more complex as children progress through education. “If the symptoms are more recent, you may be able to track them back to a specific event or time which has unsettled her. “Some children work very hard to mask their difficulties at school, causing significant meltdowns after school when they finally let the mask drop. ADVICE: Dr Pablo Ronzoni “Speaking to your child’s school is important. The symptoms you describe may be worse during unstructured times at school – for example, playtime and lunchtime – and this will help you and her teachers look for common patterns of behaviours, allowing them to better support your daughter. “It’s also important to make an appointment with your child’s GP, as sometimes other health issues can affect children’s behaviour. “Their GP can discuss practical next steps depending on the severity of your child’s symptoms and how much impact they have on your child’s life day-to-day. “If ADHD is a possibility, you’ll be referred for a specialist assessment with a psychiatrist, to begin the process of getting a diagnosis.” Share your favourite new dog-friendly business with TeamDogs Leave a nomination Visit teamdogs.co.uk

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 33 TV Repeat A series full of ups and downs Decades before Downton Abbey, Upstairs, Downstairs was highlighting the class divide, recalls Marion McMullen YOUNG acting friends Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins created Upstairs, Downstairs after becoming frustrated at the lack of parts for women like them. They decided to write their own drama and Upstairs, Downstairs went on to become a hit in 50 countries. Jean also played parlour maid Rose in the 1970s drama, once explained: “Eileen and I were watching The Forsyte Saga in her kitchen. It was beautiful, of course – the clothes, the houses... but we thought ‘Why aren’t we watching the woman who is cooking the food and ironing the clothes?’ “We knew it was boiling hot in the kitchen, yet freezing in the attic. We wanted the gritty reality. At that time, apart from Dickens, there was nothing written about the working classes and I was determined to be the maid and not the lady.” Upstairs, Downstairs launched on ITV 50 years ago this month and followed the fortunes of the wealthy Bellamy family and their servants at 165 Eaton Place. Upstairs there was David Langton as Conservative MP Richard Bellamy, with Rachel Gurney as Lady Margaret, who met her end by booking a trip on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic. Nicola Pagett played their beautiful, but spoilt daughter Elizabeth and once said: “There weren’t any stars really – that was the beauty of it. Everyone had an equal importance in the thing. “The product was more important than the people in it in those days. So, if it was a success, it was a success because everyone in it was good rather than because the actor in it was well known.” Below stairs the staff Quick fact Boxing champ Chris Eubank (right) revealed in a candid interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories that he perfected his posh accent by watching Upstairs, Downstairs and even took inspiration from the show’s lavish costumes to create his own flamboyant fashion style. Gordon Jackson, in his role as butler Hudson and Jean Marsh as parlour maid Rose Buck included Gordon Jackson as butler Hudson, Angela Baddeley as cook Mrs Bridges and Christopher Beeny as footman Edward. The drama ran for 68 episodes and proved especially popular in America winning several prime time Emmy awards. The saga ended in 1975 with the sale of the Eaton Place house, but it was briefly revived by the BBC in 2010 with a new cast including Keeley Hawes, Claire Foy and Art Malik. Dame Eileen Aitkins also appeared as Lady Holland, with Jean Marsh returning as Rose who was now the new housekeeper. The cast of Upstairs, Downstairs pictured in 1974 (above) and left is Anthony Andrews as the Marquis of Stockbridge and Lesley Anne Down as Georgina Worsley in the final episode

34 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS Cashing in in brief Put a dimmer switch on your lights to save money 10 ways to reduce your electricity bill As energy prices soar, do all you can to keep your bills down. The following 10 ways could help, says Rick Hoskin, founder of fresh air specialists Filter King. 1. Use energy-efficient appliances. When buying new household goods, whether a tumble dryer, dishwasher or kettle, look for the most energy efficient. Old appliances can often work in overdrive, meaning they can be one of the biggest factors in high electric costs. Crushed Jewel Eue Shadow set, Barry M, was £10, now £8 saVE: £2 Sequin trousers, Warehouse, wErE £55, now £44 saVE: £11 Essie Nail Colour in Congrats, Feel Unique, was £7.99, now £6.35 saVE: £1.64 Sequin dress, coast fashion.com, was £99, now £79.20 saVE: £19.80 Putting on the glitz... With Strictly brightening up our Saturday nights, bring a bit of sparkle to your home and wardrobe with these bling bargains 2. Install a dimmer switch on your lights. Lights are one of the biggest contributors towards electricity bills, so installing one could turn down the cost. 3. Switch off your dishwasher’s heated drying system. Many people don’t realise their dishwasher heats the air to dry the dishes. By turning this setting off, your dishes will still dry but the cost will be lower. 4. Don’t overfill your fridge and freezer. The appliance has to work harder to keep food and drinks cold, eating up electricity. 5. Always wash and dry a full load of laundry. This reduces the times you need to use it. 6. Turn the stove off a few minutes before food is ready. The heat buildup in the oven will complete the cooking process. 7. Cook faster and cut electricity bills by keeping the lids on your pots and pans. 8. Insulate your hot water tank. While newer hot water tanks are generally insulated, older tanks are not. If yours is hot to the touch, it needs better insulation. 9. Wash your windows to let sunlight in during the day, then close your curtains to keep the cold out at night. 10. Lower your water heater’s temperature and turn down your thermostats a notch. You will save money and won’t notice the difference. Diamante stilettos, New Look, wErE £29.99, now £19 saVE: £10.99 Crushed velvet throw, juliancharles.co.uk, was £50, now £15. saVE: £35 Gold tealight holder, B&M, was £4, now £3 saVE: £1 What’s neW? Budget-conscious parents will welcome the news that Boots Baby Event is back with savings on best-selling brands. Deals include buy one get one free on Pampers, half price on Aveeno products and a 20% saving on the MAM baby and toddler range. At select stores and online at boots.com throughout October. Home blush sequin bedspread (150x200cm), Argos, was £23.45, now £17.50 saVE: £5.95 Budget or bust... straw baskets SAVVY Grass pom pom basket, £7.99, The range Hair scrunchie, Claire’s Accessories, was £4.50, now £2.25 saVE: £2.25 Spend Fladis seagrass basket, £13, ikea K2 silver metallic lattice wallpaper, Home Bargains, was rrP £9.99, now £7.99 saVE: £2 Splurge Dokot seagrass basket, £17.99, amazon.co.uk Kids’ sequin T-shirt, Mountain Warehouse, was £11.99, now £3.99 saVE: £8 Sequin blazer, Cotton Traders, was £55, now £25 saVE: £30 CliCk & save This year’s strictly Come Dancing stars Copper cutlery set (16 pieces), Robert Dyas, was £18.99, now £9.49 saVE: £9.50 *All prices correct at time of going to press and subject to availability Aldi has launched its online toy shop which has 185 items for parents to choose from. As well as the supermarket’s own wooden toys – including a wooden Aldi supermarket play set, £39.99, pictured – there are toys from popular brands like Lego, Harry Potter, Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol among others. Items from as little as £1.79, aldi.co.uk/toy-shop

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 35 Cashing in Mila glitter geo double duvet set, B&M, was £5, now £3 saVE: £2 Careena Glitter charger plates (set of 6) Wayfair, was £24.99, now £18.03 saVE: £6.96 Odelia 3-Light Candle Style Chandelier, wayfair.co.uk, was £59.99, now £44.99 saVE £15 Sequin top, Monsoon, was £70, now £20 saVE: £50 Embellished pouch, Reiss, was £125, now £50 saVE: £75 Could you get a cash boost by switching? Many people are worried about a cost of living crunch this winter, with energy bills on the rise and inflation already running at a nine-year high in August. And with Christmas spending also on the horizon, some wallets will be under pressure. One way people could give themselves a cash boost is to take advantage of one of the many current account switching offers that have recently been launched. Among the deals, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is offering £150 to new and existing customers who switch and stay. The limited time offer runs until November 18, 2021. Santander has also been offering £130 cashback to new and existing customers switching their current account to it. HSBC UK, meanwhile, has been offering £110 in cash plus an additional £30 to eat in using Uber Eats, or to eat out using the Dining Out Gift Card. Lloyds Bank has also been running a limited-time £100 cash-toswitch offer. Current account switching offers often specify that customers need to use the Current Account Switch Service (Cass), which automatically moves their payments over from their old bank account, in order to be eligible. Those who aren’t keen to do this might be interested in another new offering. JP Morgan Chase has launched a new digital bank brand in the UK. Its fee-free Chase current account combines money management features with cashback rewards on spending. Features include small change round-ups on which people can earn 5% interest for 12 months. Customers’ spending on debit cards will be rounded up to the nearest £1 and the small change will be deposited into a separate account where it will earn interest at 5% for 12 months. The current account’s rewards programme is also offering 1% cashback on eligible debit card Check account packages before switching spending for 12 months for items such as groceries, travel, meals, entertainment, fashion, homeware, electronics, as well as flights and holidays, subject to terms and conditions. Crucially, Chase says people will receive the cashback rewards without needing to switch their banking provider, commit to a minimum account balance or set up direct debits. While up-front cash perks can be tempting, Rachel Springall, a finance expert at Moneyfacts.co.uk, says it’s important to weigh up the overall charges on any account when considering switching. “It’s great to see a rise in upfront cash offers to tempt banking customers to move away from their current account provider and switch, but it’s important consumers check the overall package of an account before they commit,” says Rachel. “Someone who may dip into their overdraft from time to time, may be better off choosing an account with an interest-free buffer, or lower rate than one with an enticing upfront perk, and many of the biggest brands charge around 40% on their arranged overdrafts.” FREE * 2 x Pansy ‘Cool Wave’ Mix *Just pay £5.99 From £29.98! postage Save We’ve teamed up with gardening specialists You Garden to offer you two packs of the Garden Ready Plants, perfect for planting during the autumn season. 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36 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS Your MoneY Pound NOteS Insurers may pay for pet therapy ■ Insurers have stepped up their cover to help distressed dogs as owners return to office working. Pet owners may not realise that their insurance policy could include cover for veterinary treatment for their distressed pets, financial information firm Defaqto said. Behaviour cover is designed to pay for therapy to treat emotional distress. Defaqto found more insurers are now offering behaviour cover as part of their pet insurance products, compared with the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly half (44%) of dog insurance policies now include full cover for behaviour, compared with 30% in February 2020. Insurers are also offering more generous cover limits. Among the products providing full cover to pay for behavioural therapy, the average amount of cover is now £2,984 compared with £2,205 pre-pandemic and one in four (25%) policies offer over £5,000-worth of cover for behavioural treatment. ■ King Henry VIII’s heraldic beasts have inspired a new range of coins from the Royal Mint. Hampton Court Palace - where carvings of the beasts still welcome visitors - was the setting for the launch of the £5 Seymour Panther coin, which features an image of the A new coin Queen on one side and the animal on the reverse. The Royal Tudor Beasts collection will be released over five years, with the public able to buy the 10 coins celebrating the beasts - from lions and panthers to a bull, greyhound and a unicorn. The £5 Seymour Panther coin, which retails for £13, is also available in a range of uncirculated and precious metal proof editions, with prices for the gold version ranging from £650 to more than £147,000, while the silver version is priced from £95 to almost £5,000. MANy happy couples will be saying “I do” in the coming months, after the huge backlog created by the pandemic, which saw many weddings put on hold. The pandemic forced couples to push back their plans – in many cases more than once. Elle McAtamney, 33, was originally due to marry fiancé Will Palmer, 37, in August 2020 – but they decided to delay their wedding until May this year. However, she says that with rules around wedding guest numbers still being quite limiting earlier on this year, they postponed their plans again until October 23, deciding to wait “for the day we really wanted”. Elle, a spokesperson for Top- Cashback.co.uk, says: “Having all the people we love in the same room, safely, means everything. We have, of course, not stopped worrying about the wedding since the pandemic started, but we’ve also been incredibly lucky in that our suppliers and venue have been flexible and wonderful.” She adds. “With the stress of our wedding being cancelled twice, I don’t think we’ll fully relax until we are both saying ‘I do’, but I also know that it will 100% be worth the wait.” To help other couples save money on weddings, here are some tips from Elle and TopCashback... Set your budget before you start making bookings and repayments: Before you dive head-first into planning your special day, deeply consider and discuss your budget, and the amount you are willing to spend. When creating this figure, it’s important to consider how much wedding essentials cost on average, and what your negotiables and non-negotiables are. It may help to break your spending down into categories. For example, the venue, catering, dress, decorations, etc. “We decided quite early on what we were willing to compromise on, and what we weren’t – which really helped when allocating budget to different aspects of the day,” says Elle. “We also over-estimated on lots of costs from the get-go, so that we could reduce the chance of last-minute panics.” S h e says the delays to the wedding did at least give the couple some additional time to save up, a d d i n g : “We’ve been Your perfect day needn’t cost a fortune once you have sorted a budget, have fun making things with friends Say ‘I do’ to savings Weddings can be expensive but your big day doesn’t have to break the bank. Vicky Shaw gets some advice on marrying on a budget The perfect dress could be in a local charity shop Elle McAtamney and Will Palmer have twice postponed the big day An off-season wedding could be a huge saver quite strict with putting money aside each month throughout the pandemic, but we have also employed a few tricks.” Get crafty to make savings Family members and other guests may have some skills which could help on your big day. Elle says in her case, the mother of the groom is making the cake and favours and the videographer is a friend. “We picked a venue that allows alcohol to be brought in externally and doesn’t charge corkage (which can be a big expense otherwise). Naturally, we asked for discounts wherever possible, such as when bulk-buying wine,” she says. She also used the same suppliers for some items, which can potentially help with getting loyalty discounts. For example, the couple bought their wedding rings from the same store where Elle’s engagement ring was purchased. “Lastly, it goes without saying, but we purchased lots of bits through the many retailers on Top- Cashback. Most weddings are very expensive but for other brides and grooms out there, just remember that being a bit savvy and strict where you can, will all add up and help in the long run.” Consider an ‘off season’ wedding While the pandemic has thrown many couple’s plans into disarray, traditionally, the summer months are often the most sought-after. With so many weddings having been delayed due to the pandemic, many popular venues will have a backlog, however. Venues are often one of the most expensive outgoings. So if you’re not planning to get married soon, you may want to consider booking the venue well in advance. Not only could this give you a wider choice of potential wedding dates, you may potentially get a lower price if you’re booking a date which is off peak. Hire your wedding dress or buy second-hand Forking out a large sum of money for an outfit you will (hopefully) only wear once may leave you feeling short-changed. A clever way to increase your savings is to simply buy second-hand or to hire all suits and dresses. Carrie Johnson, wife of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, was reported to have hired her wedding gown for her big day, and fashion rental websites have been booming in popularity. As well as being kinder to the environment, hiring rather than buying wedding outfits can be a savvy move and possibly save you thousands in outgoings, without compromising that luxurious look you’re searching for.

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 37 Your Money Your consumer rights champion Autumn means the heat is on for surprise repairs This week I gave in and turned the heating back on. The sun came out briefly and I wavered a little but I have to accept it. It’s October and it’s getting cold. This year, of course, putting on the heating is more of a concern to people. Energy prices are hitting record levels and I’ve had countless questions about how to save money or cut bills (check out last week’s column for tips). But, just to complicate things, this is the peak time of year for callouts for broken boilers. That’s largely because with the heating off for such a long period, problems only become apparent when you turn the boiler back on. Here are a few tips if your boiler isn’t playing ball and you are worried about the cost of an engineer. If the heating isn’t working First things first, check the thermostat. It sounds ridiculous but loads of boiler problems stem from the battery in the thermostat running out. The display might suggest there’s a problem with the boiler but a quick battery change could save you an expensive call out. Do a few basic checks, like turning the dials and thermostat down, pressing the ‘boost’ option and seeing if the boiler kicks into life. Repressurising the boiler can be a bit nerve wracking if you’re not technically minded, but it’s a relatively simple process for most boilers. Don’t launch straight into it though. Read the steps first and make sure you are confident with the process. Can’t find the boiler guide? You’re not alone. You can find most guides online – and there are loads of YouTube guides to basic problems too. Don’t get too ambitious though. I am legally obliged to tell you not to tinker with the boiler’s inner workings if you’re not an expert! If your radiators aren’t heating up properly then you might need to ‘bleed’ them. Again, this can seem rather intimidating if you’ve not done it before but it’s quite easy. Most energy companies have guides on how to do this online. If Heating repairs can cost you’ve lost your radiator key, they’re often quite generic and easy to replace. It’s recommended that you bleed your radiators once a year even if they seem to be working fine. If you think you need to make a claim on a boiler or home emergency policy, check to see what you’re covered for. Most have 24-hour call out lines and a long list of things covering your rights and timescales on repairs and replacements. That way you are prepared for any hidden costs and know your rights if there are delays with repairs. Blocked or leaking pipes Check whether the pipes are on your property (claim through your insurer) or outside it (usually the water company needs to sort this out). Confirming access points can save a lot of hassle should you ever need to make a claim on your insurance. Is it worth taking out a policy to cover boiler breakdowns? Costs for calling out an engineer can be pricey and can increase quite a bit depending on what’s gone wrong. However, you can fork out £300 or more for some insurance policies and there’s an argument that just putting that money to one side could save you more in the long run. If you do decide to take out insurance bear in mind some policies only cover the boiler, while others cover the central heating and items that run off it too. If you’re thinking about taking out boiler or home emergency cover, before you do anything, check to see what your existing home insurance covers. You might find you don’t need it. Not all boiler contracts are insurance products – which matters because if there’s a dispute, you can’t go to the Financial Ombudsman if it’s a service contract or other agreement. ■■Resolver can help you sort out complaints about pretty much anything for free. Check out resolver.co.uk Price of going electric ‘too high’ THE cost of going green is holding Brits back from being more environmentally friendly, a poll shows. Consumer watchdog Which? found four in 10 are put off buying an electric car due to the price tag and concerns over how long the charge would last. Only four in 10 motorists said they were thinking of buying an electric car at the moment. More than one in three felt more energy efficient appliances are too dear. And almost eight in 10 felt there were obstacles to being greener. A survey of 3,600 adults found almost half Is electric too pricey? GET READY COMING SOON TO believe the Government must do more to help families lead more sustainable lifestyles. Which?’s Rocio Concha said: “It’s vital consumers are at the heart of Government’s net zero strategy.” PRIDE OF BRITAIN CELEBRATING UNSUNG HEROES

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WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 39 CODE CHALLENGE Puzzle Saturday Oct17,2021 SATURDAY EXTRA CC 634 The Big Quiz CODE CHALLENGE 2021 You have just 20 minutes and 21 seconds to crack the Code Challenge. Each grid number represents a letter. Every letter of the alphabet is used. Today’s clue letters are below the main grid. Write in the appropriate letter wherever its number appears. Don’t give up. Call the Extra Letter line. 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(8,4) 1 8 12 13 17 21 10 2 Giant Crossword Across 8 Back on the list of the famous (7) 9 Having holes he meant to sew up (4-5) 13 A bang – it’s a shot (5) 14 He’s crotchety and has a bad cold in the head (5) 15 It’s to let the rain through when there’s a lot of water (7) 16 The foreign and local fish caught (7) 17 Drink a round at ‘The Nag’ (5) 18 Give a note to the down-and-out (5) 20 For the snow, an efficient but expensive warmth retainer (5) 22 Having knocked back drink after drink, speak indistinctly (6) 23 ‘Managed,’ I put in, ‘to have duplicated’ (6) 25 Dressing, run after and join the others (7) 27 Take an alcoholic drink round to him (7) 30 A little time after, had become vicious (6) 31 If you want to know about banking, he’s your man! (6) 32 ‘The King of Siam,’ cast many to appear in (5) 35 The cockney kept the female in captivity in the wood (5) 36 Sculpt the figure you have in mind (5) 37 ‘Could be colder,’ one observed (7) 39 The case for having an advisory council (7) 41 He’ll have a stab at treating you (5) 42 Awaken to find ourselves surrounded by deer (5) 43 No children, there’s no way out (9) 44 From stupidity, don’t agree to sit in (7) Down 1 Assume I am up in this field of knowledge (6) 2 The report will have unwelcome results (8) 3 Smutty jokes? (5,6) 4 Referring to as ‘improving’ (7,2) 5 Item of furniture that now is broken (7) 6 Not allowed to walk away from, having implemented (7,3) 7 With ‘Hey, you!’ following the man again (4) 10 Bolts when one laughs at (6) 11 Understanding, mean to go back and have a drink with (7) 12 Was drunk, though having been brewed for too long (6) 19 Riddled with bullets, was taught a lesson (7) 21 Blown by the trumpeter, the note lingered on (7) 23 7 I am staying with my gran just outside of Oldford – oddly, I’m loving it! (7) 12 Sue went to the doctor in the middle of Bishops Nympton and was surprised when he got her to take all her clothes off! (7) 14 Our parents first took us to Trevose Head at the beginning of October – it’s a rugged and remote part of the country (7) 3 9 Solution to last week’s puzzle to appear in this issue. 14 4 TIMED CODECRACKER ACROSS: Bawl, Overact, Parka, Retinue, Inspire, Quit, Muzzle, Duress, Rage, Eclipse, Dialect, Short, Estuary, Afar. DOWN: Baptism, Rude, Wires, Zigzags, Vanilla, Menu, Vortex, Hector, Rate, 15 Publish, Conjure, Proof, Cent, Sweater. 16 18 5 11 19 24 Money that, by your own admission, you proved to have paid (8,3) 26 Tidying things away, it’s beginning to look fine again (8,2) 28 ‘Cold’ without the ‘ol’? (9) 29 On the run, chuck the duplicate keys in (7) 30 Inserting right into the tree part of the arm (6) 32 The rest, bustling, carried in rugs destined for the bedroom (8) 33 About the twin daughters, one’s ridiculously soppy (6) 34 Anagrammatic clues about a race run (7) 38 Is important and one doesn’t leave out of the reckoning (6) 40 Punch, for the party (4) 16 This top businessman, who lives in a large place in the centre of Cleeve with his three dogs, is about to get another dog, a hunting hound (6) 19 On the outskirts of Swansea, two properties have been damaged in a deliberate act of fire-raising (5) 20 This particular part of Carmarthenshire is where many of the chickens which supply shops with eggs are kept (4) 6 22 7 20 Last week’s solution Across: 9, Hairdrier 10, Idea-list 12, Mite (might) 13, Ag-re-ed 14, Oat-meal 15, Scrambled 17, In-creases 18, Ne-I-ther 20, Ragus-a (rev) 21, Here (hear) 24, Delivery 26, Announce (an ounce) 28, Alto 29, Stitch 31, Mate-lot 34, Re-covered 36, Just right 38, Clearer 39, N-a-use-a 40, Cede (seed) 41, Reverses 42, There-fore. Down: 1, Chimes in 2, Litter 3, Singular 4, Frien-d 5, Fiddling 6, Rejoices in 7, Flutter 8, As-pen-s 11, Flushed 16, M-Ohair 19, I-nep-t 20, Ray 22, Ex-cel(l) 23, P-utter 25, Enter-prise 26, A-sh (blonde) 27, Pa-tri-ck 30, Tidiness 31, Mastered 32, Tethered 33, A-v-erred 35, C-lever 36, Jaunt-y 37, Goes on. west crossword Across: 1 Luckington, 8 Nye, 9 Derriford, 10 Advise, 11 Inner, 13 Norton, 15 Andean, 17 Roost, 18 Elapse, 21 St Georges, 22 Exe, 23 St Leonards. Down: 1 Lana, 2 Cheddar Gorge, 3 Indri, 4 Gorses, 5 Opinion, 6 Countess Wear, 7 Adoring, 12 Undress, 14 Outpost, 16 Beagle, 19 Arson, 20 Hens.

40 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS Puzzles & Stars Cryptic crossword Quick crossword Gogen 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 22 20 21 23 Stuck on today’s puzzle? Call 0905 789 4220 to hear individual clues or the full solution. Calls cost 80p per minute plus network extras. Service Provider: Spoke Ltd, helpline 0333 202 3390 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS 16/10/2021 Across: 7 Resent; 8 Appear; 10 Contest; 11 Carol; 12 Ring; 13 Strap; 17 Party; 18 Vain; 22 Bring; 23 Resolve; 24 Streak; 25 Daunts. Down: 1 Procure; 2 Asinine; 3 Anger; 4 Special; 5 Heart; 6 Drill; 9 Statutory; 14 Gangway; 15 Failing; 16 Inverse; 19 Abuse; 20 Diary; 21 Essay. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Across: 3 Stops; 8 Mason; 10 Atoll; 11 Won; 12 Crete; 13 Glutton; 15 Rears; 18 Rip; 19 Hornet; 21 Nominal; 22 Heal; 23 Vile; 24 Musical; 26 Abacus; 29 Can; 31 Pilot; 32 Forever; 34 Vault; 35 Set; 36 Beret; 37 Aster; 38 Newts. Insert letters to form the listed words, moving between adjacent cells horizontally, vertically or diagonally in any direction. Insert all the remaining letters of the alphabet (except Z) in the grid so all the listed words are spelt out in this way. 1 M H S F B W O V I N 8 P T R Y G K A X E D ACROSS 1. The Beach Gazette provides material that is decidedly abrasive! (9) 8. Where to drink some of the gin nowadays (3) 9. Stare at urns, maybe – they may well provide tea (11) 11. What one intends to do in torn clothing (7) 12. There’s something wrong with this clue (5) 13. See 7 Down 15. Ligament damage involving artist in dizzy turn (6) 17. Part of Oklahoma has become Missouri city (5) 18. Most remote description of one who’s immoderate (7) 20. They were in a state, but not now (11) 22. Pitch – as he does at sea (3) 23. A drive led astray one who is overventuresome (9) ACROSS 1. Two times (5) 6. Finger or toe (5) 9. Welsh rabbit (7) 10. Exclude (5) 11. Snake poison (5) 12. Axiom (5) 13. Word for word (7) 15. Favourite (3) 17. Style, vigour (4) 18. Cure (6) 19. Mr Law, ex-footballer (5) 20. Splinter (6) 22. Facility (4) 24. Toddler (3) 25. Contagious disease (7) 26. Not ever (5) 27. Following in time (5) 28. Seraglio (5) 29. Cover and extend beyond (7) 30. Male bee (5) 31. Native American tent (5) DOWN 2. You must follow a word of agreement (3) 3. See 19 Down 4. One in political faction showing equality of status (6) 5. See 10 Down 6. This would prevent people sticking to their guns (11) 7 & 13Ac. There will be a cover charge associated with this (9,6) 10, & 5Dn. Even now, oceans are not silted up, we’re told (5,6,3,4) 11. He acts disreputably about the certification of a will (9) 14. After a writer’s affliction, the editor is restricted (7) 16. Do some scoffing about street clown (6) 19, & 3Dn. Even second-best would be attractive to one in this position (5,5) 21. A prominent figure among the Israelites (3) DOWN 2. Snout beetle (6) 3. Cowardly (6) 4. Hearing organ (3) 5. Bravery award (5) 6. Splits up (7) 7. Article (4) 8. Pressed (6) 12. Manufacturer (5) 13. Minimum (5) 14. Unspoken (5) 15. Of the foot (5) 16. Sorts (5) 18. Waterway (5) 19. Merit (7) 21. Idler (6) 22. Get away (6) 23. Tranquil (6) 25. Jocund (5) 26. Inert gas (4) 28. Trilby, for example (3) Down: 1 Bawls; 2 Control; 4 Tarn; 5 Patrol; 6 Steer; 7 Glare; 9 Sou; 12 Copious; 14 Tim; 16 Anvil; 17 Steep; 19 Haricot; 20 Cheap; 21 Nasal; 23 Vanessa; 24 Mutate; 25 Car; 27 Bidet; 28 Coven; 30 Deter; 32 Flat; 33 Vet. L C Q U BISHOP DERVISH DYING FIG JUXTAPOSING LACQUER MOVING TRACK TWO WHO A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y J 2 H V F J Q C S E U N P T X A G Codeword This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number printed in the grid represents a letter, with the same number always representing the same letter. For example, if 8 turns out to be a V, you can write in V wherever a square contains 8. Using your knowledge of words, complete the puzzle. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 M A Need a little help getting started? Then call 0901 293 6261 to hear four random extra letter clues. Or text CODE and send to 64343 to receive 4 clues. Calls and texts cost £1 plus any network extras. Service Provider: Spoke Ltd, helpline 0333 202 3390 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 I L P W X B U Y Q F K A T 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 V O C J Z S R D H E M N G Split Decision Cross out one of the two letters in each divided square to reveal a completed crossword grid. H B T A S R Z I S T M O R I B I W O L O A U C A V T E A N U R L K W D Y H L G E O N AIR ART BANQUET EXTOL FETCH JUG MOPS ROWDY VEST WORK S E M A D T N L Y T A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS P R O O F I N I C L I F F K O T S A N D Y YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS D J P I M Y O K L N X S E G Q T R V U F C B A H W Y D A K C J T V R B H E Q O X P U W N G M S I L F

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 41 In association with teamdogs.co.uk Sudoku 6 5 2 8 9 6 3 1 4 6 6 9 2 7 5 5 3 6 2 8 6 4 YESTERDAY’S SUDOKU: Easy Circlegram Niner 7 9 5 4 7 Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3 x 3 box. EASY 8 3 8 5 4 3 3 8 5 1 9 2 6 7 4 9 6 7 8 3 4 1 5 2 2 4 1 6 7 5 8 9 3 1 7 8 5 4 9 3 2 6 4 3 6 2 1 7 9 8 5 5 9 2 3 6 8 7 4 1 6 5 4 7 8 3 2 1 9 7 1 9 4 2 6 5 3 8 8 2 3 9 5 1 4 6 7 5 6 3 1 4 9 7 3 1 9 8 5 2 YESTERDAY’S SUDOKU: Hard 5 7 4 2 7 4 1 8 4 5 1 4 2 HARD 9 7 3 1 2 8 9 4 3 6 5 7 9 6 5 7 8 1 4 3 2 4 3 7 6 5 2 8 9 1 7 9 6 1 2 4 3 8 5 8 4 3 5 6 7 2 1 9 5 1 2 3 9 8 7 4 6 2 7 1 8 3 9 5 6 4 6 8 9 4 7 5 1 2 3 3 5 4 2 1 6 9 7 8 Replace the question mark with a letter so that the letters within the circle can be rearranged to form words with a common theme. What are the three words, and the letter represented by the question mark? I A I I E E R V ? N L E C O A A M YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS The letter represented by the question mark is R. Rounders, snooker, cricket, all ball sports. Alphamuddle Wordsquare Rearrange the letters in the top grid to make five words that read both across and down. Five letters have been placed in the bottom grid to start you off. G I R E S T A I S L E T A V E V V E G A G A E E B R A N R O T O D R A T O N E N O N E S D R E S S N P S A N T Find as many words as possible using the letters in the grid. Each word must use the central letter and at least 3 others, and letters may be used only once. You cannot use plurals, foreign words or proper nouns, but verb forms ending in ‘s’ are permitted. There is one 9-letter word to be found. L T O A D A I M R HOW YOU RATE 20 Good; 25 Very Good; 30 Excellent. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS INTEGRITY entity, entry, eying, gent, gentry, grey, ignite, igniter, inert, inter, nett, nitrite, reign, rein, rent, rite, tent, tern, tier, tiger, tine, tinge, tinier, tire, titre, trite, tyre, yeti. Each number from 1 to 9 represents a different letter. Solve the clues and insert the letters in the appropriate squares to discover a word which uses all nine letters. 354419 gives feeble; 4123 gives weak; 16837 gives incompetent. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: INCUBATOR YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Find the familiar phrase, saying or name in this arrangement of letters. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: Throw in the towel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 www.dingbats.net 16/10/2021 RUSSELL GRANT For more call 0905 789 4271 For more call 0905 789 4272 For more call 0905 789 4273 For more call 0905 789 4274 For more call 0905 789 4275 VIRGO For more call 0905 789 4276 arIEs March 21–April 20 If your partner or a close friend agrees to go along with your long-term suggestions this could be a big step in your relationship. You will be excited. Are you single? A first date may not turn up as arranged but someone else you meet as a consequence seems perfect. TaUrUs April 21-May 21 It won’t be easy to watch a loved one struggle but it will be necessary to allow them to take the initiative and be more independent. You’ve always been protective of those you love but a youngster in the family needs to learn from their own mistakes to gain valuable life experience. GEMINI May 22-June 21 A need for change, adventure and excitement is paramount. Don’t ignore it. Follow your instincts even if this means ending a romance or friendship that makes you miserable or is draining your energy. It is time to cut ties and head in search of greener pastures. caNcEr June 22-July 23 Plans under discussion excite and inspire you. Someone is about to make you an offer that you won’t want to refuse. Loving vibes are all around you right now. Are you single? If you go into a new relationship with your eyes wide open, things should work out just fine. lEo July 24-Aug 23 You are the only one who is making a venture competitive. Everyone else is just enjoying the experience. You will be encouraged to slow down instead. This will stop you from making mistakes and prevent potential accidents. You realise you don’t have to rush to reach your goal. Make the most of the high spirits around you by putting forward some ideas you have for the future. These will be unusual and very different to anything you have ever done before but you have a strong feeling that if you go ahead, they will be fun and successful too. SCORPIO CAPRICORN lIBra Sept 24–Oct 23 You’re excited about having taken up a challenge and nervous at the same time. You aren’t worried about whether or not you can do this. It is more the fear of not executing your job properly because of restrictions and distractions around you. The pressure is on. (80p/min + network (80p/min + network access charge) For more call 0905 789 4277 access charge) scorPIo Oct 24-Nov22 You’re letting your imagination run away with you and you’re telling yourself you haven’t the ability to complete a challenging task. Stop worrying and get on with it. Keeping busy is the best way to keep thoughts controlled. A sensible colleague will give you some great advice. (80p/min + network (80p/min + network access charge) For more call 0905 789 4278 access charge) saGITTarIUs Nov 23-Dec 21 You’re looking to bring improvements into your home and working worlds. You have decided on what needs updating and what needs discarding. Once you’ve worked out how to bring this about you will need to gain the support of others whose lives are going to be affected. (80p/min + network (80p/min + network access charge) For more call 0905 789 4279 access charge) caPrIcorN Dec 22-Jan 20 Most of the action will be centred on your home and immediate surroundings. There’s no motivation for anyone to be competitive when you’re working as a team. You all have talents you can bring to this project and this gives everyone a reason to cooperate fully. (80p/min + network (80p/min + network access charge) For more call 0905 789 4280 access charge) aQUarIUs Jan 21-Feb 19 Someone who relies on you a lot feels as if you have let them down when, for a change, you will be assertive about following your own desires. In most situations you put other people’s needs in front of your own so you won’t let them make you feel guilty this time. You need to focus on you. (80p/min + network (80p/min + network access charge) For more call 0905 789 4281 access charge) VIrGo Aug 24-Sept 23 PIscEs Feb 20-Mar 20 An emotional situation will affect you strongly. In one way a spike of emotion will remotivate you when you had been growing bored with an arrangement. In another way, discussions and happenings will bring issues you have been trying to avoid out into the open. 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42 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS Puzzles STAR SEEKER Can you find the star name hidden in this crossword? Complete the crossword in the normal way then make a note of the letters contained in all the squares which are marked with shaded stars. These letters will make an anagram of the name you are trying to discover. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 ★ ACROSS 10 13 14 15 19 17 18 ★ 20 21 22 23 ★ ★ 1. Blister (4) 3. Incarcerate (8) 8. Reproduce (4) 9. Obviate (8) 11. Flattery (12) 13. Sinew (6) 14. Improved (6) 17. Cruelty (12) 20. Plausibly deceptive (8) 21. Skilled (4) 22. Longer (8) 23. Exploit (4) ★ 16 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 12 DOWN 1. Speak ill of (8) 2. Interpret (7) 4. Sullen (6) 5. Requital (10) 6. Reject with disdain (5) 7. Require (4) 10. Warning (10) 12. Outlook (8) 15. Quiver (7) 16. Fame (6) 18. Unfit (5) 19. Small island (4) ★ General Knowledge Quiz 1. What name is given to the cleansing of fabrics and garments using solvents other than water? A Dry cleaning B Steam Cleaning C Sans-eau cleansing D Speed Cleaning 2. In which county was the churchyard of Thomas Gray’s famous Elegy? A Buckinghamshire B West Yorkshire C Kent D Cumbria 3. Who played the title role in Magnum? A Bruce Willis B Tom Selleck C Burt Reynolds D Clint Eastwood 4. Which Florentine painter’s nickname is derived from the Italian for ‘little barrel’? A Sandro Barrelli B Sandro Littillio C Sandro Botticelli D Sandro Pettitio 5. Where was the first permanent British settlement in the US? A New York B Philadelphia C Jamestown D Chicago 6. On which BBC One game show presented by Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby do members of the public compete to win seats on a plane to a dream holiday destination? A Take Off B Departures C Holiday D Break Away Holly Willoughby See Question 6 7. Morello is a variety of which fruit? A Melon B Cherry C Strawberry D Apple 8. Which Welsh castle was the scene of the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales in 1969? A Caernarvon Castle B Pembroke Castle C Rhondda Castle D Castle Idris 9. What was the most famous TV role of actor Jay Silverheels? A Mr T B Zorro C Dr Spock D Tonto 10. In Greek drama what were the actors who described and commented on the action called? A The chorus B The narrators C The eunuchs D The furies 11. Who was the first female Speaker of the House of Commons? A Edwina Currie B Betty Boothroyd C Nancy Astor D Margaret Thatcher 12. Which country won the 1974 World Cup? A Argentina B Brazil C West Germany D Italy 13. On which continent would you find the Atacame Desert? A Asia B Africa C South America D Australia 14. Which London Underground line is coloured black on the network map? A Bakerloo B Circle C Piccadilly D Northern 15. Which glass and iron building was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton for the Great Exhibition of 1851? A Earls Court B Wembley Arena C Brixton Academy D Crystal Palace SUDOKU There is one simple rule in Sudoku. Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3 x 3 box. Easy Medium Hard 9 8 6 7 1 2 4 6 8 6 7 5 4 8 1 1 5 8 6 4 9 2 4 7 6 7 3 5 3 1 2 7 4 3 5 9 6 3 5 1 7 4 8 1 4 9 8 7 2 1 1 5 2 8 9 2 9 8 7 2 1 9 6 8 5 2 7 8 3 5 2 7 2 6 4 1 5 6 1 9 2 7 5 8 1 9 6 1 5 7 4 3 2 5

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 43 Puzzles FILL IN When you’ve completed the puzzle, the shaded squares will spell out an item of stationery. We’ve given you one word to start you off. WORDSEARCH NINERS ACROSS DOWN 1. ‘Troilus and --’, tragedy by Shakespeare (8) 5. 2002 film starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson (1,3) 9. A squirrel’s nest (4) 10. Johann, German author of the play The Robbers (8) 11. ‘-- of Athens’, play by Shakespeare (5) 12. 1857 novel by Ivan Goncharov (7) 13. Best Actor Oscarwinner for the film A N G E L One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (4,9) 18. Clear soup made from meat or chicken stock (8) 19. River in central Europe which forms part of the border between Germany and Poland (4) 20. ‘I’m Not --’, novel by Max Frisch (7) 3 LETTERS 4 LETTERS 5 LETTERS 7 LETTERS 21. Small tree from ADD ABLE IDLE ANGEL ARRIVED whose pods APT AGES LUMP GALES SAMPLES chocolate is ATE ALSO OARS LAYER prepared (5) EYE FIT INN LAP PET SET WAY BEST BILL BOOT BORE DEAL GEAR GONE POST RARE SLIM STIR TOOL TREE VAST TIRED 22. Mr. Gallagher, guitarist/songwriter with rock group Oasis (4) 23. Plant with drooping white bell-shaped flowers (8) Find these Prime Ministers in the grid below. Words can run forwards, backwards, up, down and diagonally. ASQUITH ATTLEE BALDWIN BALFOUR BLAIR BROWN CALLAGHAN CAMERON CHAMBERLAIN CHURCHILL DOUGLAS-HOME EDEN HEATH LAW LLOYD GEORGE MACDONALD MACMILLAN MAJOR THATCHER WILSON General Knowledge Crossword 2. Mountain at the junction of the boundaries of Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela (7) 3. Money lender in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (7) 4. Elderly physician in Beyond This Place and other tales by A.J. Cronin (6,7) 6. Island in Greece opposite the harbour of Athens (7) 7. Capital of Armenia (7) 8. Oldest bridge over the Grand Canal at Venice (6) 13. Andrew, American president nicknamed ‘Old Hickory’ (7) 14. 1759 novel by Voltaire set partially in Lisbon (7) 15. Ribbon-like strip of pasta (6) 16. Elmore, author of La Brava (7) 17. Mediterranean variety of wild marjoram (7) WORD WISE The word may sound familiar, but do you know what it means? ESURIENT Each number from 1 to 9 represents a different letter. Solve the clues and insert the letters in the appropriate squares to discover a word which uses all nine letters. 1 16249 gives a flower; 2 465586 gives a plant; 834764 gives a tree. A B C Rapacious Waiting Relating to morals 347889 gives a fruit; 921 gives a vegetable; 652356 gives a vitamin. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 M A C D O N A L D C B K P N U I E Z Q E V V U H E A T H O C S G C H A M B E R L A I N R H N R N I T N S A N F Q P E E U H O O N A H G A L L A C M M R O E S Z U S I G D K G O O A C T G L G P R Q A W G Z G H C H E D I D Z E U U N E Q H S I I B Y W G E H Q Z I C Z N A U L A O F D A C V N W T H Y L E L L L R T D T R B D J H W G C N F L K B N A O B L A I R U W K O N E D E H J C A B P E O Q L U E E L T T A S B C D R D A L R N A L L I M C A M B U W H M SPORTWORD A test of knowledge for the sporting enthusiast 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 6 ACROSS 1. Czech goalkeeper who has played for Chelsea and Arsenal (4,4) 7 & 15Dn. Former England and Leicester Tigers scrum-half who retired in 2010 (5,5) 8. Andrea ....., former Milan, Juventus and Italy midfielder (5) 9 & 14Ac. League Two football team whose home ground is Brisbane Road (6,6) 10. Sandy ...., 1985 winner of The Open Championship (4) 12. The mark behind which a darts player must stand to throw (4) 14. See 9 Across 17. Robbie ....., former Jamaica, Port Vale and Wimbledon midfielder (5) 18. Swedish club that lost the 1979 European Cup Final to Nottingham Forest (5) 19. Philippe ........, Switzerland defender who had spells at Arsenal and Fulham (8) DOWN 1. William ....., former Chicago Bears American football player who was nicknamed ‘The Refrigerator’ (5) 2. Dennis ......, 1985 World Snooker champion (6) 3. Jamie ...., snooker player who was the 2007 China Open runner-up (4) 4. Martin ....., retired England Rugby Union player whose 1997 Test debut was against Argentina (5) 5. Man United and England defender born in 1992 (4,5) 6. Neil ........., Australian winner of the 2010 World Snooker Championship 11. Jack ......, 1947 Wimbledon singles champion (6) 13. Ian ....., former Leeds United, Reading and Republic of Ireland defender (5) 15. See 7 Across 16. Robin ...., WBC Super Middleweight champion 1996-97 (4)

44 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS Puzzles REMEMBER WHEN The following events all occurred in living memory. Can you guess the year? A 1. Julie Andrews starred in Thoroughly Modern Millie 2. Actress Nicole Kidman was born 3. Sandie Shaw had a UK No.1 single with Puppet On A String 4. Sir Francis Chichester arrived at Plymouth after his ninemonth lone voyage around the world Arrowword Sean _, Sharpe actor UK river _ Lovato, singer Inspire affection Within Group Acts Winning tennis serve Egyptian capital Engine part Brochures Wayne _, pictured Put up with B 1. James Cagney starred in Angels With Dirty Faces 2. Actor Jon Voight was born 3. Sigmund Freud arrived in London 4. Orson Welles’ radio play The War Of The Worlds allegedly caused panic in the US Cold symptom Wonder Girl's name Cash machine (1,1,1) Poacher Gun Single Church recess C 1. Ben Affleck was born 2. Liza Minnelli starred in Cabaret 3. T Rex had a UK No.1 single with Metal Guru 4. Unemployment in the UK reached one million Children's comic Friend Poem Little devil _ Murray, tennis star Horse's pace Twitch Soon Jewel Knock out QUICK QUIZ 1. Which American rapper’s first three albums were The College Dropout, Late Registration and Graduate? 2. What name is given to a device that converts an alternating current from one voltage to another? 3. Which instrument used in aircraft measures height above sea level? 4. What name is given to a wheel turned by foot power used in prisons in the 19th century? 5. To which king of Israel is the Old Testament book Proverbs ascribed? 6. Which Asian country was divided along the 17th parallel in 1954? 7. What name is given to the fossilised resin of coniferous trees which is used for jewellery? 8. Of which US state is Providence the capital? 9. Which former Olympic swimming champion became the first Tarzan in sound films? 10. By what name is the bluebottle also known? Kelly _, pictured Spheres Variation Disorder Famous scientist (5,6) Farewell Direct Enemy Toddlers Archery target ring Males Mythical monster Grass Assisting Yes Egyptian goddess Remain US river Passed Vow 100-year marker Second Greek letter E.g. Wight or Man Jason's ship Volcano Opening Combine Microorganism Visitor Russian ruler Newt Give up work Cloth edge Direction CODEWORD TV host, _ Perkins Through This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number printed in the grid represents a letter, with the same number always representing the same letter. For example, if 8 turns out to be a V, you can write in V wherever a square contains 8. Using your knowledge of words, complete the puzzle. Peruvian ancestor Regret Point Boxes Fishing implement 1 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 X Y 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Z A C 2 3 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 O R A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 A S

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 45 Puzzles TWO SPEED CROSSWORD This two-speed crossword has two sets of clues, but just one grid. If you can’t solve the Cryptic clue, try the Quick. Cryptic Across 1. But a king doesn’t slow down to do it (4,2,4) 7. Throw away a fight (5) 8. Puts off one’s retirement (5,2) 10. One who keeps a family servant? (8) 11. One may win it by a head (4) 13. Fixed form of denial (6) 15. The usual thing a shop receives from people (6) 17. For centuries they ignored America (4) 18. Crimes one flies from perhaps (8) 21. Trios changing to Italian food (7) 22. Where to do some shooting in the mountains (5) 23. There’s no demand for this article of mail (4,6) Down 1. Best, strange as it seems! (5) 2. Working again in a new partnership? (8) 6 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 3. States differ – so do these (6) 4. Genuine old Spanish coin (4) 5. Give generously when there’s a whip-round (4,3) 6. Nightwatchman! (10) 9. Tore stamps out? He must have done sometimes (10) 16 12 21 22 23 12. He favours dictation above all his subjects (8) 14. I’m old-fashioned, there’s no getting away from it (7) 16. Go away and plead with one (6) 19. Good shot, but not quite a winner (5) 20. The boss has a lot of horses (4) Quick Across 1. Implement industrial action (4,2,4) 7. Fragment (5) 8. Remains vertical (5,2) 10. Securing fee (8) 11. Throw (4) 13. Fastened (6) 15. Tradition (6) 17. Charts (4) 18. Crimes (8) 21. Rice dish (7) 22. Limits (5) 23. Unenforced law (4,6) Down 1. Most bad (5) 2. Mended (8) 3. Samples (6) 4. Genuine (4) 5. Physically attack (4,3) 6. Star scientist (10) 9. Royal Mail official (10) 12. Despot (8) 14. Stalemate (7) 16. Go away! (6) 19. Archery target ring (5) 20. Fastener (4) Scribble pad CLOCKWORD The solutions from 1 to 12 are all six-letter words ending with the letter D in the centre. Moving clockwise from 1, the letters in the outer circle will spell out the name of a US singer-songwriter. 10 9 11 8 1. Strand 2. Sour 3. Ridiculous 4. Shut 5. Shouted 6. Imitated 12 7 D 6 1 6 2 5 7. Unpleasant 8. Type of nut 9. Portion of time 10. Large number 11. Scared 12. Tended 3 4 3 Solutions Star Seeker Across: 1 Bleb; 3 Imprison; 8 Copy; 9 Preclude; 11 Blandishment; 13 Tendon; 14 Better; 17 Pitilessness; 20 Specious; 21 Able; 2 Extended; 23 Feat. Down: 1 Backbite; 2 Explain; 4 Morose; 5 Recompense; 6 Spurn; 7 Need; 10 Admonition; 12 Prospect; 15 Tremble; 16 Repute; 18 Inept; 19 Isle. Star Name: BOB MORTIMER General Knowledge Quiz 1 A; 2 A; 3 B; 4 C; 5 C; 6 A; 7 B; 8 A; 9 D; 10 A; 11 B; 12 C; 13 C; 14 D; 15 D. Easy Medium 9 7 8 4 2 1 5 3 6 8 4 9 2 1 3 6 5 7 7 8 4 3 9 5 1 6 2 Hard 3 8 2 5 4 6 1 7 9 9 1 4 6 2 5 8 3 7 2 5 8 4 9 1 7 6 3 Fill In 5 6 4 3 8 9 1 2 7 2 1 5 8 7 6 4 9 3 9 5 2 6 4 1 7 3 8 7 4 5 1 3 9 8 6 2 3 5 8 9 7 4 2 1 6 6 9 3 5 8 7 4 2 1 2 3 1 6 5 7 9 8 4 7 6 3 4 9 5 1 2 8 3 1 6 8 7 2 5 4 9 1 6 9 7 2 8 5 4 3 2 7 6 3 8 1 9 5 4 4 1 7 6 3 2 8 9 5 B O R E L V A S T O A W A Y B O O A R S Y A L S O T R E E E D E A L R T I R E D M F I T N Y A P T V A N G E L L B E S T A A G E S I D L E L P O S T L I P E T N I L U M P S G E A R Stationery item: STAPLER 4 6 2 9 1 3 5 7 8 3 5 1 7 9 4 2 8 6 1 4 7 6 3 9 8 2 5 9 1 5 8 4 7 3 6 2 4 8 9 6 2 1 7 5 3 2 3 6 5 7 8 1 9 4 3 8 7 5 2 6 4 1 9 7 6 2 8 3 5 1 9 4 9 5 8 2 4 1 6 7 3 General Knowledge Crossword Across: 1 Cressida; 5 I Spy; 9 Drey; 10 Schiller; 11 Timon; 12 Oblomov; 13 Jack Nicholson; 18 Consomme; 19 Oder; 20 Stiller; 21 Cacao; 22 Noel; 23 Snowdrop. Down: 2 Roraima; 3 Shylock; 4 Doctor Cameron; 6 Salamis; 7 Yerevan; 8 Rialto; 13 Jackson; 14 Candide; 15 Noodle; 16 Leonard; 17 Oregano. Sportword Across: 1 Petr Cech; 7 Harry; 8 Pirlo; 9 Leyton; 10 Lyle; 12 Oche; 14 Orient; 17 Earle; 18 Malmö; 19 Senderos. Down: 1 Perry; 2 Taylor; 3 Cope; 4 Corry; 5 Phil Jones; 6 Robertson; 11 Kramer; 13 Harte; 15 Ellis; 16 Reid. Wordsearch M A C D O N A L D C B K P N U I E Z Q E V V U H E A T H O C S G C H A M B E R L A I N R H N R N I T N S A N F Q P E E U H O O N A H G A L L A C M M R O E S Z U S I G D K G O O A C T G L G P R Q A W G Z G H C H E D I D Z E U U N E Q H S I I B Y W G E H Q Z I C Z N A U L A O F D A C V N W T H Y L E L L L R T D T R B D J H W G C N F L K B N A O B L A I R U W K O N E D E H J C A B P E O Q L U E E L T T A S B C D R D A L R N A L L I M C A M B U W H M Arrowword Word Wise: A. Rapacious Niner 1. POINTEDLY: PEONY NETTLE LINDEN 2. MACHINERY: CHERRY YAM NIACIN B D E A P R S E V E R N C A I R O A M D E E D S O I N S I D E S T E N E A T M O N E C A T A R R H A N D Y W N I M P U T S B E A N O E S T R A I G H T L D I F F E R E N C E U H O L M E S O O O M E N R Y E A B E T T I N G F B S T A Y O N O A T H I S I S C E N T E N A R Y E N I S L E G E R M B E T A A R G O E W G A P U N I T E E T N A S U E V I A O R U E S P A R S I N C A D O T N E T Remember When A 1967; B 1938; C 1972. Quick Quiz 1 Kanye West; 2 Transformer; 3 Altimeter; 4 Treadmill; 5 Solomon; 6 Vietnam; 7 Amber; 8 Rhode Island; 9 Johnny Weissmuller; 10 Blowfly. Codeword 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 F Q Y H G K S T O E X I P 2 3 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 J Z R D M A U B C W L V N 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 T J F Y X N O P U K S A M 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 W B D V H L E G Q R C I Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 B G K C Y Z M N E T W O L 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 X A R I D J F V S P U Q H Two Speed Crossword Across: 1 Work to rule; 7 Scrap; 8 Stays up; 10 Retainer; 11 Toss; 13 Nailed; 15 Custom; 17 Maps; 18 Felonies; 21 Risotto; 22 Range; 23 Dead letter. Down: 1 Worst; 2 Repaired; 3 Tastes; 4 Real; 5 Lash out; 6 Astronomer; 9 Postmaster; 12 Autocrat; 14 Impasse; 16 Begone; 19 Inner; 20 Stud. Clockword 1 Thread, 2 Rancid, 3 Absurd, 4 Closed, 5 Yelled, 6 Copied,7 Horrid, 8 Almond, 9 Period, 10 Myriad, 11 Afraid, 12 Nursed. Celebrity: TRACY CHAPMAN

46 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS OBITUARIES Journalists across the West mourn ‘the best editor’ Tributes have poured in from journalists around the South West following the death of former editor Alan Cooper. Alan, originally from Somerset, died at the age of 78 following a long fight against cancer. He edited the Plymouth Herald for nine years before moving to the Bodmin headquarters of the Cornish Guardian in 1996, where he spent 11 years until retiring. Friends and colleagues recalled a talented and respected journalist who was also a likeable, “first-rate” and “decent” family man. Journalist Martin Freeman, who worked with Alan in the Herald’s Plymouth newsroom, said: “Alan was a top quality editor and a first-rate man to work for and was erudite but never showy and a true gentleman. “He could get on with and understand people from all walks of life, essential qualities for a person in charge of a daily paper. “Alan commanded respect – he would never have to demand it because all the journalists admired the way he led by example.” Alan’s first job in journalism was on his hometown paper the Somerset County Gazette, in Taunton, as a trainee reporter in 1960. From there he moved to the Kent Messenger, where he became sports editor, and then joined the Evening Post in Kent. He joined the Daily Express as a sub editor based in Manchester, before moving to the London Evening News in 1973 where he became chief sub. In 1979 Alan moved to Plymouth as deputy editor of the West Country Sunday Independent, then operated by the Mirror Group as its national training scheme and selling more than 80,000 copies a week. He became deputy editor of Plymouth’s Evening Herald, as it was then called, in 1984 and took the editor’s role three years later. During his tenure the Herald was named Britain’s Community Newspaper of the Year for its Wake Up Plymouth campaign to promote the city economy and win work for Devonport Dockyard. During his time at the Cornish Guardian weekly sales topped 40,000, placing the paper in the top 10 performing weeklies in the UK, and it won awards including best weekly paper at the EDF Energy Awards. Alan also helped raise £25,000 for a sleep monitor for the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, as part of the Cornish Guardian’s centenary celebrations. Alan was an enthusiastic village cricketer, playing for a club near his home in Newton Ferrers, in the South Hams, and captaining the Herald’s team in Plymouth leagues. He was a supporter of Somerset County Cricket Club and made an annual visit to Test matches at Trent Bridge with former Western Morning News editor Barrie Williams. The pair were also regularly seen at Plymouth Argyle home matches and Alan was also a keen tennis player. Alan served as a parish councillor and was a staunch family man, husband to wife Tina, also a journalist, father to Anna and a grandad as well. Among those leading tributes was Steve Grant, now assistant editor at Plymouth-based The Countryman’s Weekly, who said: “He was a top newspaper man with a good eye for layout and design, which could often be forgotten. He was always a decent, thoroughly likeable man too. The newsroom had a buzz and there were some great laughs along the way.” Former chief sub at the Herald Pete Hale said he was extremely saddened by news of Alan’s death and added: “He had keen editorial judgement as an editor and was kind and could be extremely funny, with a witty turn of phrase. More than once he had me belly laughing from things he said. “He was also the sort of person who could offer praise and encouragement in a gentle voice at just the right moment to bring out the best in his staff, a rare quality in any leader. “But he was no soft touch and wasn’t afraid to quite rightly demand high standards. He got those standards because people responded to his professionalism and his nature.” Mike Longhurst, who was chief sub-editor under Alan at the Herald, said: “Alan was very much a handson editor, utterly dedicated to producing the best possible newspaper for his readers. “His enthusiasm never flagged. He was more often than not to be found in the newsroom rather than his own office. “During his long editorship of the Herald, local newspapers underwent their biggest ever transformation in the switch to computer technology, which he embraced wholeheartedly.” Stuart Fraser, who worked with Alan for more than 30 years, said: “Alan was one of the last great editors of print journalism, a passionate advocate for the importance of trusted local journalism who fought all his career for the communities his papers covered. “In everything he did he put the readers first. He was a deeply compassionate man, always concerned to be sensitive to people’s needs. “He always seemed happiest with deadline approaching fast, the pressure on and coverage to organise. Dozens of smashed telephones over the years bore witness to the passion and commitment he had for his job.” Tony Carney, a photojournalist who worked with Alan as picture editor, said: “It was a privilege to work for Alan – an editor held in the highest regard not only by all who worked for him but also by all who knew him. “The Evening Herald under his leadership grew to become one of the best evening papers in the country. “Alan could redesign a front page using paper grids before you could boot up an Apple Mac and was never afraid to change a front page when a good late story came in. “He will be sadly missed by all who knew him – the best editor I ever worked for.” Defence specialist and author Iain Ballantyne worked with Alan at the Herald and said: “Alan Cooper was a patient and extremely understanding boss of eager young reporters and gave me a start in evening newspapers, which has been the foundation of my career as an editor and author. For that I am forever grateful. “It was the Herald’s crowning glory in that era – and the ultimate tribute to his superb stewardship as editor – when, in 1992, we won a national award against some pretty heavy-hitting newspaper rivals.” Jacquie Bird joined the Herald as a trainee and then moved to ITV Westcountry. She said: “I am truly grateful for all the chances he gave me and the trust he put in me”, adding that he was a “lovely man”. > > Alan Cooper ‘will be sadly missed by all who knew him’ Tony Carney Key role in revival of traditional Irish The President of Ireland has led tributes to founding member of The Chieftains Paddy Moloney, who has died at the age of 83. The Dublin musician played a key role in the revival of traditional Irish folk music. Moloney founded The Chieftains in 1962 and led the band to international recognition, including six Grammy awards. Originally from Donnycarney in north Dublin, Moloney was the band’s main composer and played a variety of instruments. President Michael D Higgins said he was an “extraordinary” musician. “The Irish music community, and indeed the much larger community throughout the world who found such inspiration in his work, will have learnt with great sadness today of the passing of Paddy Moloney, founder and leader of the Chieftains,” he said. “Paddy, with his extraordinary skills as an instrumentalist, notably the uileann pipes and bodhran, was at the forefront of the renaissance of interest in Irish music, bringing a greater appreciation of Irish music and culture internationally. “Not only as a consummate musician himself, but as a founder member of Claddagh Records together with Garech de Brun, he brought a love of Irish music not just to the diaspora, but to all those across the world who heard his music and appreciated it for its own sake as it transcended all musical boundaries. “His work as a producer was a contribution of great integrity, undertaken to promote the music itself at a time when the commercial benefits of doing so were limited. “His legacy will remain with us in the music which he created and brought to the world.” Moloney is survived by his wife Rita and his children Aonghus, Padraig and Aedin. > > The Chieftains founding member

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 47 OBITUARIES Iran’s first president after the 1979 revolution dies aged 88 Abolhassan Banisadr, Iran’s first president after the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, has died at the age of 88. Banisadr, pictured, fled Tehran 16 months after taking office after being impeached for challenging the growing power of clerics as the nation became a theocracy. Among a sea of blackrobed Shia clerics, Banisadr stood out for his westernstyle suits and a French background. He confided to philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre that he believed he would be Iran’s first president some 15 years before it happened. Those differences isolated him as the nationalist sought to instil a socialist-style economy in Iran underpinned by his deep Shia faith, instilled by his cleric father. folk music Paddy Moloney, who has died at the age of 83 Banisadr would never consolidate his grip on the government he supposedly led as events far beyond his control, like the US embassy hostage crisis and the invasion of Iran by Iraq, only added to the tumult that followed the revolution. True power remained with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, whom Banisadr worked with in exile in France and followed back to Tehran amid the revolution. But Khomeini would toss Banisadr aside after only 16 months in office, sending him fleeing back to Paris, where he would remain for decades. “I was like a child watching my father slowly turn into an alcoholic,” Banisadr later said of Khomeini. “The drug this time was power.” The family of Banisadr said he died at a Paris hospital after a long illness. Last of elite resistance fighter group Hubert Germain, the last of an elite group of decorated French Resistance fighters who helped liberate France from Nazi control in the Second World War, has died aged 101. The French president’s office announced the death in a statement, saying Mr Germain “embodied a century of freedom”. Born in Paris on August 6 1920, Mr Germain was taking his entry exam for France’s Naval Academy in June 1940, just after the French state capitulated to the Nazis. “Rising from his examination table, he preferred to hand in a blank paper rather than give a blank cheque to the France that had gone to bed, that had given in to resignation and renunciation,” President Emmanuel Macron’s office said in a statement. Just before his 20th birthday, Mr Germain fled to London with a ship carrying Polish troops to join General Charles de Gaulle’s Free France force. Wounded in Italy during the war, Mr Germain also fought in Egypt, Libya and what is now Syria, and took part in the “southern D-Day” Allied landings on the shores of Provence in 1944. He was decorated by de Gaulle with the esteemed Order of the Liberation, an honour given to 1,038 people celebrated as Companions of the Liberation. Mr Germain was their last surviving member, according to the Museum of the Order of the Liberation. “With the departure of the last representative of this knighthood of the 20th century, a page of our history is turning,” defence minister Florence Parly said. Scattered other French Resistance fighters still survive, though their numbers are fast dwindling. After the war, Mr Germain served as a mayor, legislator and government minister, and took part in war commemorations until he was at least 99, decked in his uniform weighed down with medals. A memorial ceremony will be held at the Invalides monument in Paris in the coming days, according to Mr Macron’s office. Mr Germain will be buried at the Mont- Valerien memorial site west of Paris on November 11, when France celebrates Armistice Day. Football club owner and racing supporter Trevor Hemmings, who owned Sky Bet Championship club Preston, has died aged 86. Hemmings, also one of National Hunt racing’s greatest supporters and the owner of three Grand National winners, rescued Preston in 2010 when he bought a controlling stake in the Lancashire club. Hemmings, a director at Preston in the 1970s, acquired 51 per cent of the club’s shares in 2010 through his Deepdale PNE company, soon after the club had been served with a winding up petition by the taxman. Hemmings, born in Woolwich, London, and later raised in Leyland near Preston, was renowned for his big-race victories in his famous yellow, green and white colours, first winning the National in 2005 with the Willie Mullins-trained Hedgehunter. Donald McCain’s Ballabriggs added a second Aintree triumph in 2011 and Many Clouds ran out victorious in 2015. Hemmings was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 2011 for his work as vice-president of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers. funeral-notices.co.uk Announce, share and remember forever Funeral Notice Partners The following Funeral Directors have chosen funeral-notices.co.uk to provide notices on their website meaning you may view their current and past notices on their own websites. Check out your local Funeral Notice Partners below: Visit: michaelwrowefunerals.co.uk Interested in becoming a preferred partner to funeral notices? 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Family flowers only, donations if desired for Dementia UK can be made online at www.mfranksandsons.co.uk (announcements) or cheques only can be forwarded to M Franks & Sons Funeral Directors, Bath Road, Ashcott, Bridgwater, TA7 9QT. Telephone 01458 210627 HOLE Janet Mary (of Wells) passed away suddenly at Cheltenham General Hospital on Sunday 3rd October 2021 aged 70 years. Beloved wife of Paul dearly loved mother of David and Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Linzi and Marie, much loved grandmother of Jacob, Izara, Maddie and Isla and dear sister of Gill who will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at St Cuthbert's Church, Wells on Friday 29th October 2021 at 12.00 noon followed by a private interment in Glastonbury Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired will be shared between Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, St Margaret's Somerset Hospice and The Salvation Army can be made directly online at www.mfranksandsons.co.uk (announcements) or cheques only can be forwarded to M Franks & Sons Funeral Directors Bath Road, Ashcott, Bridgwater, TA7 9QT. Telephone 01458 210627 PACKER John William Passed away peacefully on 1st October 2021 aged 86 years. Reunited with beloved wife Diana. He is much loved and will be greatly missed by his family & friends. A service to celebrate John's life will be held at St Mary's Church, Wedmore on Thursday 21st October at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Wedmore Tuesday Club and may be sent to C V Gower Funeral Directors, The Square, Winscombe, BS25 1BS, Tel; 01934 842945. www.cvgower.co.uk SPARKES Pauline Nicola Formerly of The Wrangle, Compton Martin. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held for the life of Pauline Nicola Sparkes at St Michael's Church, Compton Martin on Wednesday, October 20th at 1.00pm. Donations if desired for The Forever Friends Appeal to benefit The Oncology and Haematology Department at The R.U.H. are being accepted in Pauline's memory by Michael W Rowe Funeral Directors, 2, The Vinery, Harford Square, Chew Magna. Telephone 01275 332565.

48 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS ON THIS DAY > > Dame Angela Lansbury DBE was born on this day in 1925. She is a British-Irish-American actress and singer who has played many film, theatre and television roles. Her career has spanned almost eight decades, much of it in the United States. Her work has received much international attention and she is recognised as the earliest surviving Academy Award nominee and one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. Birthdays Angela Lansbury, actress, 96, left; Peter Bowles, actor, 85; Terry Griffiths, former snooker player and coach, 74; Tim Robbins, actor, 63, top; Gary Kemp, actor/musician (Spandau Ballet), 62; Flea (Michael Peter Balzary), rock bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers), 59; Davina McCall, TV presenter, 54, above thought Father God, we can see Your love in Your creation. Thank You for all the blessings You have given us; may we be encouraged to speak of Your blessings to those around us, ‘in season and out of season’. We thank You for all the opportunities we have been given to grow in understanding that we are important to You as You enable us to grow in grace and faith. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen WHAT THEY SAY I would stick to the advice that is an old saying but it’s completely right, which is never worry about criticism from somebody you wouldn’t take advice from - England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty. I am doing the honourable thing and resigning as Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner - to restore confidence in the office which I believe will be almost impossible for me to do, and to enable victims’ voices to be heard clearly without the distraction of the continued furore which surrounds me - North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Allott resigns following criticism of his comments on the Sarah Everard case. It’s a win, win, win. There’s no excuse not to do it. So we’re saying, we’ve made our point, we’ve made our voices heard, let’s have a 10-day pause and we will continue if there is not a meaningful statement or trustworthy statement from Mr Johnson about what actions he’s taking,” - Insulate Britain’s Biff Whipster. (I’m) exhausted, numb, heartbroken, angry, tired - Nottinghamshire GP Dr Prakash Kachhala on “daily and relentless” abuse from patients angered by the increase in remote appointments. If we haven’t tackled some of these issues by 2050, then it’s going to be not a fun year to be around - The Duke of Cambridge on the need to focus on the environment. I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember and one of the reasons - because I don’t get into fights in gay bars that often - Daniel Craig on his preferred night out. My writing went down the Swanee and is totally illegible, so I had to find a way to record everything, but then the recorder didn’t understand my accent so it kept collapsing and my family would have to sort it - it was a club effort! - Sir Billy Connolly on one of the effects of Parkinson’s disease > > Sir Billy Connolly > > Harold Wilson became prime minister of a Labour government on this day in 1964 1555: Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were burnt at the stake for heresy. 1793: Marie Antoinette, Queen of France as wife of Louis XVI, was convicted of treason and guillotined in Paris. 1846: An anaesthetic was successfully used for the first time at the Massachusetts General Hospital where dentist William Morton used diethyl ether before removing a tumour from a man’s jaw. 1847: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was published under the pseudonym, Currer Bell. 1854: Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin. 1881: The Sunday People was published for the first time, as The People. this day 1902: The first detention centre for young offenders was opened at the village of Borstal, Kent. 1946: The Nuremberg executions began. They included von Ribbentrop, Rosenberg and Streicher. 1958: Blue Peter started on BBC TV. The presenters were Leila Williams and Christopher Trace. 1964: Harold Wilson became prime minister of a Labour government which won a general election with a majority of four. On this day last year: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge played a virtual game of Pictionary with children in Pakistan. > > Oscar Wilde was born on this day in Dublin in 1881

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 49 Classified TRAIN & MODEL CAR COLLECTIONS WANTED *** WANTED ******WANTED***** WANTED ******WANTED*** RAILWAY HORNBY BACHMANN ALL MAKES AND SIZES OO GAUGE N GAUGE O GAUGE 45MM LIVE STEAM DIECAST BOXED CORGI DINKY MATCHBOX METAL FIGURES & PLASTIC KITS MAMODS CALL ROGER 01225 420725 or 07752 222 645 ABERDEEN ANGUS EASTON GREYS HERD Excellent Pedigree young bulls (semen tested), in calf heifers and young cows for sale. High health status. Tel Matt 07932 914302 (Wiltshire) REQUIRE ALL CLASSES OF CATTLE Cows, Stock Bulls HIGH STREET OLDLAND COMMON BRISTOL BS30 9TN Tel: 0117 932 2725 www.alecjarrett.co.uk Steers & Heifers - under 30 months Steers & Heifers - over 30 months WANTED CASH IN YOUR ATTIC Have you ever wondered if your possessions are of value? Free home visit, advice given. Distance no problem. Instant cash payment for - Old coins & banknotes - any age, country, quantity or condition. Gold and silver coins, sovereigns, guineas etc. Paintings, watercolours, china, pens, watches, clocks, corkscrews, old toys. Silver items incl. candlesticks trays, cutlery, tea sets etc. Jewellery, costume and fine jewellery. Medals, militaria, uniforms, stamps, postcards, photo albums. Any other items you feel could be of interest to me. Discretion assured. Contact Ian on - Tel: 07817 097343 or 01935 873839 WANTED COINS English and Foreign Coins, Banknotes and Medals. Private Collector. Good Prices Paid. Any Distance 0117 9850863 or 07896 852038 WANTED CARAVANS cash paid any age, any size, any caravan considered 07785567739 H.F. STILES & SON LTD Sloperton Farm, Westbrook, Bromham, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2ED Fourth generation retail and wholesale butchers Return to owner slaughtering and butchery • Cattle, Pigs, Sheep and Goats slaughtered and butchered to your requirements • All carcasses can be hung before being cut • Packed ready for home freezing • Sausages, burgers and bacon produced on request Please contact us for booking and more details Telephone: (01380) 850153 www.hfstiles.co.uk KILLERTON LIMOUSIN BULLS FOR SALE Bulls from 14 months + TB Tested. BVD, IBR & Lepto Vaccinated and Semen tested. Beef values in the top 10% Patrick Greed - Exeter Bulls & Heifers Cows & Calves Tel. 01392 841228 or Mob. 07850 952983 50 LOVELY LOHMAN BROWN LAYING HENS (EACH) £2 01458 835185 Farm visits available ALL STOCK WEIGHED & CLASSIFIED BY THE MLC Luke Scrivin 07985 416 431 PROMPT PAYMENT Please contact: OR ABERDEEN ANGUS BULL THREE and half years old, QUIET and proven stock getter. BVD ACCREDITED LEPTO and IBR VACCINATED. A G Sansum & Sons Ltd FOR SALE Hay & haylage Delivered or Collected Also taking orders for the coming season Spraying & lime spreading Taking orders for May harvesting Taking orders now for fodderbeat Please call Colin - 07836 561575 Clare - 07834 038314 Office - 01454 294574 Straw now available ABBOTT & CO LTD are buyers and sellers of Barley & Wheat Straw HAY & HAYLAGE also Bedmax Bedrap Shavings Tel 01934 822177 or 01458 447833 SADLY too big for heifers NEAR CHIPPENHAM £1400.00 07970180083 or 01225891237 STORAGE Storage Container. TO LET. NORTH WRAXALL, Near Marshfield monthly £100.00 07813957926 Gosia Fudge 07498 229 248

50 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS Classified Kubota Dealers for Wiltshire & Somerset Manor Farm, Marston, Nr Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 5SQ Contact Us: 01380 723986 or Jason Howard: 07968 324465 OUTSTANDING Summer Special Offers Available on all new Kubota M-Series Tractors Including 5 Years Warranty & 0% Finance Deals! FOR DEMO: Kubota M6-142: 140HP with 20HP Transport Power Boost, 24x24 Fully MF 6485: 2006, 7600 Hrs, 150HP, 40kph Dyna4 Trans, Front Axle & Cab Susp, 3x LELY SPLENDIMO 280MC: 2015, 2.8M Cut, 7 Disc, Rear Conditioner with Nylon Robotic Transmission with Xpress Restart, 7 Rear Spools, Front Linkage, Push Out PUH, Tines, Vertical Fold Up, Been Used This Tonne Rear Lift, GAME CHANGER! £PoA Power Beyond Hyd, Lovely £29,950 +VAT Season, YouTube Video £4,750 +VAT TEAGLE TOMAHAWK 8100: 2018, Swivel Shute, Suitable for Straw & Silage, In Cab Controls, Little Use, Like New £9,995 +VAT WANTED for Resale and Export tractors, telehandlers, combine harvesters, farm machinery, landrovers, wheeled diggers, excavators, lorries ANYTHING CONSIDERED Andrew Wilkins Ltd Tel. 01249 740377 or 07702 332109 www.awilkinsmachinery.co.uk Abt bale grab Abt round bale grab with rollers and spikes on quicke brackets £465 Twose 6ft tipping link box with livestock kit £495 Manitou 8ft cherry products muck fork £475 Lawrence edwards pto slurry pump £125 Stihl 038 petrol chainsaw £250 Stihl 025 petrol chainsaw and carry case £170 £465 07838172007 QUIVOGNE APX TL DISC HARROWS: 4.2m, X Pattern, Scalloped Front Discs with Plain Rear, Hyd Transport, £4,750 +VAT KEENAN VA2-24S DIET FEEDER: Twin Vertical Auger, 2017, 24M Cube, Can Be Seen Working, Like New! £19,950 +VAT Frome Cheese Show on Saturday 11 th Sept West Woodlands Showground, Bunns Lane, Frome BA11 5ES www.fromecheeseshow.co.uk Come and visit us to see the all-new Kubota M6’s & M7’s! BROMHAM POll HeRefORds PedigRee RegisteRed Bulls fOR sAle sAC HeAltH sCHeMe fABBl PHOne Pike (Wilts) 01380 850412 07891 386484 ABBOTT & CO LTD are buyers and sellers of HAY AND STRAW also Bedmax, Bedrap, shavings & haylage. Large & Small Bales delivered to all areas Tel 01934 822177 or 01458 447833 WANTED DOG/HOUSE SITTER Dog sitter/house sitter wanted. for central Bath. Regular work. Call Andrew or Diana on 07503174162 Forthcoming Deadstock Sales Telephone: 01278 410250. Email: livestock@gth.net ONLINE TIMED MACHINERY AUCTION - at https://gth.auctionmarts.com Tuesday 19th October finishing from 6.30pm onwards The Dispersal Sale of 3 Tractors, Pick-up Truck, Land Rover, Farm Machinery, Livestock Equipment & Effects (99) Ladini Blizzard 85 4WD TRACTOR; (82) JD 2140 4WD TRACTOR; (74) International 68 2WD TRACTOR; (10) Mitsubishi L200 4 Work Single Cab Pick-Up TRUCK; (80) Land Rover 88 SWB Series 3 Diesel Single Cab Pick-Up TRUCK; Marshall 60 Rotary SPREADER; Silawrap From Volvac (Kv UN7955B) Bale WRAPPER; (07) Reco Sulky DR Fert SPINNER; (95) Joskin TR275 DTH3 TOPPER; Deutz KH 2.52 4 Star TEDDER; Weeks Flatbed TRAILER; MF 28 Cultivation DISCS; 8’ Ballast ROLLER; Ferguson Folding DRAGS; Ritchie Yard SCRAPER; Browns Gripper Bale SQUEEZE; Dung GRAB; Front Loader SPIKE; Rear Loader SPIKE; Abbey 100 Slurry TANKER; Bateman Foot Trimming CRUSH; IAE Cattle Creep FEEDER; 2x Cattle Ring FEEDERS; Fencing STAKES; etc. Full listing on www.gth.net For Mr A Brown and Mrs A Frost (Ashill, Cullompton). ** ALL BIDDERS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED ONCE THE BIDDING SITE HAS OPENED. NEW BIDDERS ARE REGISTERED WITH A STANDARD BIDDING LIMIT OF £500. PLEASE CONTACT US TO INCREASE IT. A BUYERS PREMIUM OF 5% + VAT WILL BE PAYABLE ON ALL LOTS ** WILLMENTS FARM STOKE ST GREGORY, TAUNTON, TA3 6EJ Friday 22nd October at 12noon The Dispersal Sale of 11 Tractors, Farm Machinery and Effects (16) Case 115U Pro 4WD TRACTOR; Renault CERES 456 c/w Mailleux MX100 Loader; JD 855D WTV GATOR; Collins Teleshift TS240 Materials HANDLER; 2x Ford Force 4000 TRACTORS; 2x Ford Preforce 4000 TRACTORS; Ford 3000 Selectomatic TRACTOR; Ford 3000 TRACTOR; Fordson Major TRACTOR; Case 580F EXCAVATOR; 200cc QUAD; Bomford 1500 Dumper TRUCK; Mitsubishi Shogun Pickup TRUCK; County 944 4WD TRACTOR; Allbutt 5’ GRAB; McHale Round Bale HANDLER; Adapter PLATE; (14) Claas Liner 2600 Twin Rotor RAKE; (16) Claas Volto 800 TEDDER; (15) Claas 3200 Disco Contour MOWER; (17) Lucas Castor 20R Trailed Straw CHOPPER; (17) Major Cyclone TOPPER; Herbst 10T Dump TRAILER c/w ramps; Weeks 23’ Bale TRAILER; NH 370 Hayliner Conv BALER; Kidd Clipper 240 MOWER; Teagle Titan TRAILER; Marshall 1300 Slurry TANKER; Dowdeswell 3m Power HARROW; Dowdeswell ROTAVATOR; Bomford Turbo TILLER; SKH CRUMBLER; Vari SPREADER; Twose Link BOX; Various range of Vintage & Misc Items to inc: Ferguson PLOUGH; Ferguson CRANE; Lampent TRAILER; Horse Drawn RAKE & ACROBAT; Milk CHURNS; Cider PRESS; Apple Mill BYGONES; 10T Uttley Ingham Cake BIN; PTO Driven 5KVA GENERATOR; COMPRESSOR; Ring FEEDERS; GATES; Portequip Creep FEEDER; etc. Full listing on www.gth.net For HM Patten & Son A 10% plus VAT Buyers Premium is charged on all lots, subject to a cap of £250 plus VAT per lot. Buyers not known to the Auctioneers are required to provide photographic ID to obtain a buyers number. Payment by cash and debit card only. ** Live bidding on MartEye, please register in advance at gth.marteye.ie ** Forthcoming Dairy Sales SEDGEMOOR AUCTION CENTRE Tuesday 26th October at 10.30am The Dispersal Sale of the CIS Recorded Herd being 300 PEDIGREE & COMMERCIAL HOLSTEINS Comp: 300 Dairy Cows & Heifers Inmilk &/or Incalf ✰ CIS HERD AV: 10,961KGS. 3.90%BF; 3.36%P; SCC=157 ✰ HERRINGBONE Parlour; CUBICLE Housed ✰ CALVING: All Year Round ✰ SERVICES TO: Aberdeen Angus and British Blue For CJ & JA Reed (Removed from Eastside Farm, Bridgwater, Somerset for convenience of sale) ** Live bidding on MartEye, please register in advance at gth.marteye.ie ** JOHN BOLTON Same Day Payment For barren cows, All areas bulls, over age cattle, fat and lean covered 7 days a Also Registered collector of fallen stock. week Cattle, horses, calves, sheep, e.t.c. Also TB restricted cattle taken. Parbrook, Glastonbury BA6 8PB Tel. 01458 850230 | Mob. 07860 269462, 07788153419 Forthcoming Dairy Sales NOVEMBER Thurs 11th SEDGEMOOR AUCTION CENTRE. The November Collective Dairy Sale of Freshly Calved Cows, Heifers, Youngstock & Bulls. ** Further Entries Invited ** Sedgemoor Auction Centre North Petherton, Somerset, TA6 6DF (M5, Junction 24) Telephone: 01278 410278 www.gth.net TOTAL STOCK FOR THE WEEK 6,677 Stock from across the West Country, sold to buyers from throughout the Nation Returns for Saturday 9th October 2021 DAIRY CATTLE (94) Heifers to £2120. Others £2020. Cows to £1580. Others £1520. (1428) STORE CATTLE & STIRKS - FORWARD STORES (933) Steers to £1450 (CHX). Others £1445 (LIMX) £1440 (BRBX) & £1435 (LIMX). Heifers to £1275 (BRBX). Others £1265 (SIMX) £1185 (S/HORN) & £1170 (AA). GRAZING COWS (10) to £1135 (S/DEV). Others £1035 (LIM). SUCKLERS (21) to £1460 for an incalf heifer. STIRKS (474) Steers to £1155 (LIMX). Others £1020 (LIMX) £1005 (LIMX) & £1000(3x) (CHX, BRBX & LIMX). Heifers to £1095 (BRBX). Others £1030 (BRBX) £955 (LIMX) & £925 (LIMX). CALVES (522) - Beef Bulls to £438 (BRBX). Others £435 (BRBX) £420 (BRBX) & £390 (BRBX). Heifers to £340 (BRBX). Others £315 (BRBX) £295 (BRBX) & £290 (BRBX). Black & Whites to £190. (3275) SHEEP - STORE LAMBS (2297) to £116. Others £112 & £108. Overall Ave £84.81. CULL EWES & RAMS (839) Ewes to £155. Others £139 & £135. Rams to £136. Overall Ave £73.34. GOATS (14) to £149. Overall ave £104.21. BREEDING EWES (92) to £172. Overall Ave £115.30. STOCK RAMS (33) to £400. Overall average £228. (149) PIGS - WEANERS (63) to £35. BREEDERS (24) to £102. STORES (62) to £130. The West Country’s Gateway to National Abattoirs Returns for Monday 11 th October 2021 PRIME CATTLE (124) Steers UTM av 200.1ppk to 228.0ppk & £1,570.13. Others 222.5ppk, 221.0ppk & 220.5ppk. Others £1,537.58, £1,528.32 & £1,513.00. Heifers UTM av 206.0ppk to 253.5ppk and £1,723.80. Others 239.0ppk, 236.0ppk & 235.0ppk. Others £1,578.46, £1,477.02 & £1,459.92. BARREN COWS (40) Continental av 128.5ppk to 168.5ppk and £1,372.41. Native Beef av 118.4ppk to 145.5ppk and £1,144.01. Dairy av 118.8ppk to 130.5ppk and £983.92. FINISHED SHEEP (1043) Lamb ave 229.76ppk to 252.0ppk and £136.50. Others 248.0ppk, 246.0ppk & 243.0ppk. Others £135.00, £130.00 (2x) & £129.00. FORTHCOMING SPECIAL SALES For full COVID-19 rules on market attendance and up to date sales list please refer to our website https://www.gth.net/sedgemoor-auction-centre OCTOBER Sat 23rd 11 British Blue cross Cows with Aberdeen Angus cross calves at foot & 1 Ped AA Bull from GT White & Son, Bridport (having sold the farm) 10am Ring 2 Sat 23rd Fortnightly Sale of Pigs 10am Wed 27th Orange Market Dedicated Sale for bTB Restricted Cattle. Store Cattle - 15 Months & Over, Prime Cattle & Barren Cows. Stock to be booked in with the market office by 20 th October. Licences to be obtained from Truro Trading Standards on 03000 200301 or CSC.TBlicensing@apha.gsi.gov.uk Sale commences 4.30pm Fri 29th Monthly Seasonal Catalogued Sale of Breeding Ewes & Ewe Lambs 4pm Fri 29th Monthly Catalogued Sale of MV Accredited Rams & Ewes & Non MV Rams 4.30pm Sat 30th Monthly Sale of Native Store Cattle 10am Ring 2 NOVEMBER Sat 6th Monthly Catalogued Sale of Organic Store Stock 10am Ring 2 Sat 13th Collective Catalogued Sale of Purebred Poultry 12pm Sat 13th Monthly Catalogued Sale of Suckler Cows, Calves, Heifers & Bulls 12.30pm Sat 20th Collective Sale of Fodder 1pm www.gth.net AGRI LIME GYPSUM SUPERSLAG King Contracting East Harptree, Bristol Tel - 01761 221246 M - 07850 838046

Voyce Pullin Auctioneers, Valuers & Rural Surveyors FORTHCOMING SALES CIRENCESTER MARKET Cotswold Agricultural Centre, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 5QA TUESDAY, 19TH OCTOBER 2021 80 Rearing Calves (10.30 am) 250 Stores Cattle (11.30 am) Inc 28 Organic Hereford & Angus x Steers & Heifers (20 - 22mths) 10 Aberdeen Angus x Steers & Heifers (22 - 23mths) 10 Limousin x cows 4 to 8 mths in calf THURSDAY, 21ST OCTOBER 2021 1000 Prime & Store Lambs (10.00 am) Includes Special Sale of Store Lambs 250 Cull & Breeding Ewes, 25 Beef Cattle & Barren Cows (11.30 am) MONDAY, 25TH OCTOBER 2021 (2.00 pm) TB Restricted Store Cattle & Barren Cows Licences need to be applied for by Monday 18th October 12th & 14th October 2021 - Market Results Full Report available on Website REARING & WEANED CALVES (85): Bulls to £410, Heifers to £198. STORE CATTLE (324): Another good entry saw another good, similar trade with again some very good farming cattle on offer. Trade was still good but seemed slightly harder work generally. The stronger short-term steers were still a good trade with some grand cattle on offer trading over £1200 (200 - 220p/kg) topping at £1310 (210p/kg), £1280 (215p/kg) & £1268 (218p/kg) for Simmental & Charolais steers. The stronger medium-term steers were another good trade trading between £1100 - £1200 (200 - 220p/kg) topping at £1270 (225p/kg) for Limousin. The general medium-term steers may have been a shade harder trading between £850 - £1000 (190 - 210p/kg) with the younger steers £750 - £830 (210 - 220p/kg). A few of the lesser sorts were actually a good sharper trade and seeming well sold. The stronger short-term heifers met a good trade between £1070 - £1150 (190 - 210p/kg) topping at £1250 (207p/kg) for a Charolais. The stronger medium-term heifers were £920 - £1020 (190 - 205p/kg) with the general medium-term & younger heifers were £700 - £850 (175 - 190p/kg). PRIME LAMBS (416) Trade was again similar with the better, tight coated lambs traded between 245p/kg - 252p/kg topping at 255p/kg. Heavier lambs £115 - £125 topping at £126. STORE SHEEP (475) Another decent entry of store lambs saw the stronger lambs £85 - £90. Medium sorts £72 - £78. Smaller long-term lambs £55 - £60. CULL EWES (465) A decent entry saw another good trade with the stronger Continental & Suffolk ewes £120 to £140, Half meat ewes £85 - £90. Rams to £140. CATTLE (28) The best Steers to 210p/kg & Heifers to 203p/kg. General sorts 188p/kg - 195p/kg. The meat beef cows were 150p/kg - 170p/kg, medium cows well sold between 120 - 140 p/kg. Plain Cows 70p/kg. Contact Chris Voyce (Lydney Office), Jon Pullin (Oldbury Office) ONLINE TIMED AUCTIONS COMMERCIAL ASSETS & REDUNDANT STOCK Cirencester Market, Driffield Road, Cirencester, Glos Viewing Monday 25th October (10 am - 4 pm) Bidding Closing - Thursday, 28th October from 12 noon MONTHLY ONLINE COLLECTIVE Bidding from Mon, 25th to Thur,28th Oct from 12 noon Including a Genuine Dispersal (Cirencester, GL7). Please Note: strict viewing by appointment only on Monday, 25th October, please contact Callum Clements on 01454 269486 to book a time. Dispersal Entries: John Deere 6210 Tractor c/w Loader (2002), Albutt A170 Re Handling Bucket (1999), Albutt B160 Manure Fork (1999), Sherborne Shear Grab 380, Amazon ZA-M 1500 Fertiliser Spinner (2007), Kuhn MDS 1131 Twin Disc Fertiliser Spinner (2002), RAU Power Harrow Drill Combination, Vaderstad Roller 620 Folding Hydraulic Rolls, Konskilde Triple K Cultivator, Vogel & Noot BB20 4F Rev Plough, Kuhn GF582 Digidrive 6 Rotor Tedder (2011), Kuhn FC313-FF Lift Control Mower Conditioner (2012), Teagle Trinciatrice Dual 2018 285 Flail Topper (2019), Hatzenbickler Pneumatic Seed Box 8 Harrow Drill Combination, Dowdeswell Multispread Muck Spreader, Westmac Brick 2040 Feeder/Straw Chopper (2004), Staines Trailers 25ft Bale Trailer (2019), Mesh Bed Bale Trailer, Honda Foreman 450 Quad (Spares), IAE Foot Trim Cattle Crush, Cattle Crush, 7x Large Round Plastic Water Troughs. A further Dispersal Sale (different location to above): of Kawasaki Mule 4010 ATV (09), MF 3070 4wd with MF820 Loader 9774hrs (No Vat), Salop AS120 Trailer, Flatbed Hay Trailer, Pallet Tines, Bucket, Grab, Spike & Squeeze, MF70 Twin Drum Mower, Marshall Smallholder Muckspreader, Ferguson Levelling Blade. Other Entries Include at various locations in Gloucestershire/ Wiltshire: Land Rover Series III, Spearhead 3000 Rotary Topper, Major Muckout 750 Muck Spreader, Richard Western 4T Tipping Trailer, Bale Spike, Single Mobile Milker, Tracked Marshall Crawler, 4wd Ex Spraying Buggy (Non Runner), Fransgard RV300 Haybob, PZ 300 Haybob, New Holland 570 Conventional Baler, Flat Lift/Sub Soiler, Howard Rotadigger/Rotavator, Parmiter Disc Harrows, Folding Chain Harrows, Stanhay S870 4 Row Drill, Twose Hydraulic Folding Roller, Kvernland Vicon Spinner (2015), Hardi LX1000 Triple Nozzle Sprayer, BFS Small Tow Along Spinner (2012), KRM Slug Pelleter, Sugar Beet Cleaner/Loader, Bomford Hedgecutter, Fraser M5 Roller Mill, John Deere Gang Mowers, Ransomes Gang Mowers, LWC JCB Bucket, Loader Bucket, 4x JCB Digger Buckets, Bunded Diesel Tank c/w Pump, Tipping Trailer, Ifor Williams P6E Livestock Trailer, Yard Scrapper, IAE Cattle Cubicles, 5x Cattle Feeders, Cattle Gates, Sheeted Door, Wopa Foot Trimming Crush, Shearing Pen, Foot Bath, 3x JFC Water Troughs, 2x Bateman Water Tanks, 4x Large Water Tanks, 3x Pheasant Heaters etc. Further Entries Invited Oldbury: 01454 269486 Lydney: 01291 680068 Market: 01285 869911 Commercial: 01285 869333 www.voycepullin.co.uk Classified symondsandsampson.co.uk 01884 218911 Paul Heard 07800 913637 ONLINE TIMED COLLECTIVE AUCTION OF FARM MACHINERY & EFFECTS LIVE from Monday 18th October closing from 7pm on Tuesday 26th October To include: CAT TH62AG Telehandler; Sanderson TL6 Telehandler; Ferguson Tractor TVO (LUO938); David Brown 990 (FUY 906C); Massey Ferguson Tractor; Fordson Power Major Tractor; IW Livestock Box; 6’6x4’ IW Trailer; AS Master, Fraser & Norton 10T Grain Trailers; Single Axle Tipping Trailer; Marshall 65 Muck Spreader; Zagrada Cambridge Rollers; New Holland BR740A Round Baler; Kverneland 7510 Silawrap Round Bale Wrapper; Nugent Soft Squeeze Bale Handler; Overum 4F Plough; Woods 3.6M Single Pass Cultivator; KRM Power Harrow Magnum 4000; 4M Folding Woods Cultivator; Ferragamo Pneumatic DL Accord Drill; Massey Ferguson Front Weights; Bateman Cattle Handling system; Calf Dehorning Crate; Harrington Sheep Handling System; IAE Sheep Turnover Crate; Sekura Model 720 Snowblower; 16:16 Boumatic Direct to Line Herringbone Milking Parlour refurbished approx. 2014 & fitted with ADF, 1998 Dari-Kool Fabdec DXFF 8,000ltr Bulk Tank, Electronic Foot Trimming system & Cattle Crush along with Cubicle Sections & Rubber Mats. Fullwood 10:20 Herringbone Parlour c/w Auto Cluster Removal, Augers & Feeders. Thursday 28th October 2021 commencing 11am GENUINE DISPERSAL SALE OF TRACTORS, FARM MACHINERY & EFFECTS Musgrove Farm, Dunkeswell Abbey, Honiton, Devon, EX14 4RR To include VEHICLES & TRAILERS: Landini Vision 95 (WA04 WRF) 4WD Tractor; Landini Vision 100 (WA53 OLR) Power Shuttle 4WD Tractor; Fiat 640 2WD; Suzuki Ozark Quadrunner 250 (WX09 HJO); Bobcat; 18’ approx. Bale Trailer; Norton 8T Tipping Trailer; Bateson 10’ & Ifor Williams 10’ Livestock Trailers; 5’ x 3’ ATV Trailer; FARM MACHINERY: McConnel Hy-Reach Hedge Trimmer; Grays Turnover Yard Scraper; Twose 8’ Ballast Roller; Pottinger Novadisc 265 Mower (2008); Lely Mower Conditioner; Fransgard TI4000 Twin Rota Rake; Teagle Tomahawk 8080 Bale Shredder/ Chopper; Ritchie Galv. Turnover Yard Scraper; Agrimac 900 Side Discharge Muck Spreader; Pichon Tanker Galv. 12,000 Ltr (2002); Browns Slitmaster Aerator 2.5M approx.; Ritchie Hydraulic Folding Chain Harrows; Froment Magnete PTO Drive Compressor; Gold Star PTO Air Pump; LIVESTOCK MACHINERY: Bateman Calf Crate; IAE Calf Creep Feeder (x2); Calving Jack; Hoof Trimming Knives & Clippers; Qty Calf Feed Troughs; Qty Plastic Pig Feeders; Qty Cast Iron & Galv. Troughs; Qty High Leg Cattle Feed Troughs; Cattle Ring Feeders; John Sheppard 28 Place Cattle Feeder; Qty Galv. Hurdles; Emergency Milk Tank; along with a quantity of Workshop & Miscellaneous Effects. VINTAGE, CLASSIC & COLLECTABLE ONLINE TIMED AUCTION Opening Monday 1st November closing from 7pm on Tuesday 9th November Collective Sale of Tractors, Farm Machinery & Effects. Entries now invited & entry forms available from the website or by contacting the Tiverton Office on Tel 01884 218911 Full sale information at: www.symondsandsampson.co.uk/auctions/agricultural-sales-diary KING FARM WASTE Tel: 01761 221246 Mob: 07850 838046 FARM WASTE COLLECTIONS We are Licensed Waste Carriers/Brokers and provide Waste Transfer Receipts We collect in 14 Counties in the Midlands, South West England and South Wales We collect from farms, nurseries, market gardens, equine establishments NO ANNUAL FEES, JUST PAY FOR WHAT WE TAKE AWAY! We Re-Cycle over 99% ROSS AUCTION CENTRE SALE OF STORE CATTLE THURSDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2021 Sale at 11.15am Entries now invited for the Catalogue. Tel: RG & RB WILLIAMS (01989) 762225 Property For Sale By Auction 19 TH OCTOBER 2021 LAND & PROPERTY AUCTION MENDIP SPRINGS GOLF CLUB, CONGRESBURY AT 7PM If you are looking to bid at the auction please bring along two forms of ID including one photo ID for registration purposes. ENTRIES TO DATE: LOTS 0, 1, 2 & 3 DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY CLAVERHAM ROAD, CLAVERHAM To be sold as a whole or in three lots; Lot 0 - Derelict farmhouse, outbuildings & 18.68 acres - £800,000 Lot 1 - Derelict farmhouse, outbuildings and gardens of 0.90 acres - £500,000 Lot 2 - Pasture land and stone barn of 3.73 acres - £150,000 Lot 3 - Pasture land of 14.05 acres - £120,000 Contact the Wrington Office 01934 864300 LOTS 4 & 5 INVESTMENT LAND AT BUTTS BATCH, WRINGTON Lot 4 - 0.25 acres of land - £200,000 Lot 5 - 0.44 acres of land - SOLD PRIOR Contact the Wrington Office 01934 864300 LOT 6 LAND AT KINGSTON BRIDGE, KINGSTON SEYMOUR, NORTH SOMERSET 1.48 acres of pasture land and orchard - £60,000 Contact the Wrington Office 01934 864300 LOT 7 THE COTTAGE, THE STREET, STOWEY Three bedroom semi-detached cottage - £500,000 Contact the Wrington Office 01934 864300 Land For Sale By Private Treaty LAND AT BANWELL WOODS, BANWELL, NORTH SOMERSET 18.40 acres of pasture land & agricultural building - £175,000 Contact the Wrington Office 01934 864300 LAND AT WINTERS LANE, REDHILL, NORTH SOMERSET 13.31 acres of pasture land and woodland - £220,000 Contact the Wrington Office 01934 864300 LAND AT ELMSLEY LANE, KEWSTOKE, NORTH SOMERSET 8.15 acres of pasture land - £75,000 Contact the Wrington Office 01934 864300 Growing Crop Sales STANDING MAIZE AT BISHOP SUTTON 6 acres of maize Contact the Wrington Office 01934 864300 djpnr.co.uk EXMOOR FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTIONS LTD BLACKMOOR GATE MARKET Kentisbury, Nr Barnstaple, EX31 4NW Monday 18 th October 1755 SHEEP Sale at 10am 120 EWES, 1600 STORE LAMBS, 35 RAMS Entries til time of sale CUTCOMBE MARKET Wheddon Cross, Minehead, TA24 7DT ANNUAL TWO DAY SALE SUCKLED CALVES Monday 1 st November - STEERS Tuesday 2 nd November - HEIFERS For ESCRA. Show Classes Early entries please. Entries by Friday 22 nd October. Tel: 01643 841841 www.exmoorfarmers.co.uk

52 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS Classified Public Notices Property COLLECTIVE ON FARM FODDER AUCTION TUES 9th NOVEMBER FURTHER ENTRIES INVITED Enquiries: Trevor Rowland 01373 831010 LAND & PROPERTY AUCTIONS – Timed Auctions via registration at cooperandtanner.co.uk/land-and-property THURS 28th OCTOBER – Rural Lots: Warminster - Approx 60 acres of predominantly level land with a livestock building and collecting yard, together with consent for two additional buildings. Guide Price £575,000 to £600,000. Butleigh (Lot A) - Level pastureland extending to approximately 1.75 acres. Benefitting from an area of hardcore and direct access from the highway. Guide: £40,000 to £60,000 Butleigh (Lot B) - An attractive single enclosure of gently sloping land extending to approximately 1.54 acres (0.62 hectares). Right of way access over shared driveway leading from the Council maintained highway. Guide: £40,000 to £60,000 Rodney Stoke (Lot A) - Pastureland extending to approximately 2.13 acres and directly accessed from the highway known as Eastville Lane. Benefiting from a natural water supply from the surrounding ditches and principally level in aspect. Guide: £30,000 to £50,000 Rodney Stoke (Lot B) - A well-situated parcel of very gently sloping pastureland extending to approximately 0.56 acres and is directly accessed from Brangay Lane. Guide: £15,000 to £25,000. Burtle – Single enclosure of pasture land extending to approximately 1.17 acres. Direct highway access and natural water supply. Guide: £15,000 to £25,000. Lower Wellisford, Nr Wellington - A single enclosure of amenity land, the sale of which includes fishing rights, both single and double bank, downstream of the River Tone. Guide: £15,000 to £25,000. ENTRIES INVITED FOR FUTURE PROPERTY AUCTIONS Enquiries/to discuss entering property or land into an auction contact Hannah Pole 01373 455060 or George Trippick 01458 834288 FARMS & LAND For free Marketing Advice phone Martin Hemmett 01373 455060 or Ross Whitcombe 01458 834288 FARM & RURAL FINANCE Contact your regional agents: Chris Eden 01373 831010 Tori Osborne 01934 740055 Nick Oliver 01458 834288 www.cooperandtanner.co.uk MIG welders Repairs TIG welders Sales Plasma cutters Servicing Generators Warrior Welding Machines BOC Gasses Call Phil 01225 312177 info@warriorwelders.com C E DAVIS LTD MArShfIELD CASE 4240XL 4wd with Q750 front loader. Air-con, 40 kph, nice hours and tyres ........ £13,500 MASSEY 3070 4wd with MF 915 front loader. new Euro carriage. Tidy basic loader tractor ... £13,500 MCCORMICK MTX 140 with 6 cyl 140 HP engine. Shuttle, Air-con, 40 kph. G W Order........... £19,500 VALTRA T130 6 cyl 4wd tractor. nice spec with air con, 40 kph, Shuttle, Good tyres........... £19,500 nEW HOLLAnD 7740 SL with very low hours. Good Tyres, Air-con, 40 kph. Mint tractor ...£22,500 McConnel 5565 flail hedger with 4 ft cut. 17ft reach Full electric joystick. Runs smoothly ...............£12,500 TWOSE 3PL flail hedger. Medium sized ....... £4,500 KnIGHT 3000 L trailed sprayer. 24m booms, Full Electrics, Tracking drawbar. Superb .... £12,500 CASE 1200 L mtd sprayer. 20/21 m booms, Full nSTS test. Foam marker. Excellent ....... £4,500 FLEMInG 9ft ballast roller, As new ............... £1,250 Much more machinery and tractors in stock. John Davis Tel: 01225 891444/892547 | Mob: 07500 339220 www.cedavis.co.uk Services Your TV Reception Fixed Today! Bad Reception? No Signal? Picture Freezing? Friendly local fully insured engineers in your area today - Call now! Aerial & Satellite Specialists Free Estimates - TV Wall Hanging 0800 470 2403 07868 809 796 Western Aerial & Satellite Licensing Act 2003, Application for a Premises Licence Notice is hereby given that Fahima Hasnat of 19 Challender Avenue, Henbury, Bristol, BS107AU has applied to South Gloucestershire Council for the Grant of a Premises Licence for the Maharaj, 7 - 11 Gloucester Road, North, Bristol, BS70SG. Recorded music - Monday-Sunday 7 days a week (17:00pm-23:00pm). Supply of alcohol - Monday-Sunday 7 days a week (17:00pm-23:00pm) if there are lunchtime bookings the timing will change to 12:00pm-23:00pm but these will be rare. Hours premises are open to the public: Monday-Sunday 7 days a week (17:00pm-23:00pm) if there are lunchtime bookings the timing will change to 12:00pm-23:00pm but these will be rare. A record of the application made to the Licensing Authority will be kept on a register at South Gloucestershire Council, Licensing Service, Engine Common Lane, Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37 7PN. Any person wishing to submit representations to the application must give notice in writing to the South Gloucestershire Council, Department for Environment and Community Services, Licensing Service, PO Box 1954, Bristol BS37 0DD or by e-mail to: Licensing@southglos. gov.uk. For Further assistance, please phone 01454 868001. Any representations must be made by 05/11/2021 after which date, no objections will be considered. Copies of all representations will be included in the papers presented to the Licensing Sub-Committee and will therefore pass into the public domain. Representations must relate to one of the four licensing objectives. IT IS AN OFFENCE, LIABLE ON CONVICTION TO A FINE OF UP TO LEVEL 5 ON THE STANDARD SCALE (UNLIMITED) UNDER SECTION 158 OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003 TO KNOWINGLY OR RECKLESSLY MAKE A FALSE STATEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH THIS APPLICATION. Motors WANTED CARAVANS cash paid any age, any size, any caravan considered 07785567739 WANTED U R G E N MOTORHOME T & CAMPERVAN Any miles, any age, any size, any condition considered. Please call. 07871589141 WANTED Touring Caravans Anything considered with or without damp. Collection anywhere in the UK. For a hassle free sale please contact Nathan 07922 071187

BVM 140521 Sally.qxp_Layout 1 17/06/2021 DORSET DEVON HAMPSHIRE SOMERSET WILTSHIRE LONDON DORSE Wanstrow 183 acres (70.45ha) A well-equipped dairy farm with two dwellings, a range of modern and traditional farm buildings and internal cow tracks throughout, in an elevated position on the edge of the Mendips between Frome and Bruton. Devizes 01380 710535 Price on Application Haselbury Plucknett 39.39 acres (15.94 ha) A beautifully located smallholding including a spacious 4 bedroom farmhouse for modernisation (epc D), two useful outbuildings, level pasture land and river frontage. Subject to an agricultural and equestrian occupancy condition. Yeovil 01935 423526 Guide £1,225,000 AUCTION 4 NOVEMBER Kingsbury Episcopi 5.75 acres (2.33 ha) An interesting Grade II Listed former Mill with providing extensive and versatile accommodation with stable block, paddocks and gardens overlooking and with fishing rights on the River Parrett. EPC=Exempt. Yeovil 01935 423526 Guide £950,000 Winsham 56.20 acres (22.74 ha) An attractive residential/equestrian farm adjoining Winsham village. 3 bedroom detached barn conversion with double garage and stable block and about 56.20 acres of pastureland and coppice in a ring fence. For sale by public auction in five lots. Axminster 01297 33122 Guide £795,000 (Whole) Drayton A 4 bedroom traditional Grade II Listed Somerset longhouse dating from the 15th century tucked away in just over a quarter of an acre, within in the heart of a much sought-after village. EPC=Exempt. Illminster 01460 200790 Guide £750,000 PLANNING VALUATIONS BUILDING SURVEY Allowenshay An idyllic detached Grade II Listed 3 bedroom cottage with a south facing garden and countryside views offering potential for further enlargement and improvement (STPP). EPC=Exempt. Illminster 01460 200790 OIEO £675,000 SALES | LETTINGS | FARMS & LAND | COMMERCIAL | AUCTIONS | PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 55 Sport starts here Runners and riders on eight weekend cards RACECARDS: PAGES 56-59 Contact us Western Daily Press sport 0117 9343522 email: wdsport@bepp.co.uk Addeybb the pick in Champion Addeybb can shrug off a HORSE RACING lengthy absence to defend his Qipco Champion Stakes title CAPTAIN WESSEX at Ascot this afternoon. Western Daily Press tipster William Haggas’ seven-year-old thrived in the tough conditions last October to secure a first British Group One and while the Ascot going is unlikely to be anywhere near as testing this time around there should still be – just about – enough cut for this admirable performer. His need for ease has limited him when the reopposing Mishriff was beaten a neck on ground that was probably a touch too quick for Haggas’ runner. Both older horses were conceding 10lb to the winner and returning from a couple of months on the sidelines, so there was not much to to just three starts since his success choose between them, although last term, but he was not disgraced in those outings, chasing home old Mishriff has obviously boosted his profile since with a fine second in adversary Verry Elleegant when the King George and a runaway trying to claim a second Ranvet Stakes win at Rosehill in Australia in March before reversing that form to take a second Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Randwick subsequently. Juddmonte International win. John and Thady Gosden will likely take a leading role on the rest of the card, with Palace Pier expected to shine in the Queen Elizabeth II Addeybb has had just one European Stakes, while Stradivarius can start in 2021, chasing home St Mark’s Basilica in the Eclipse at Sandown, reverse French form with Trueshan in the Long Distance Cup. THIS WEEKEND’S HORSE RACING STATISTICS > > Addeybb wins last year’s Champion Stakes at Ascot Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images SPORTS TRIVIA ON THIS DAY 1968: United States sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave their ‘Black Power’ salute on the winners’ rostrum following the 200 metres at the Olympic Games in Mexico City. BIRTHDAYS Snooker’s Terry Griffiths – Wales’ 1979 world champion, 1947; Football’s David Unsworth – former Everton defender and caretaker manager, who won one cap for England, 1973; Cricket’s Jacques Kallis – former South Africa all-rounder who scored 13,289 runs and took 292 wickets in 166 Tests, 1975; Rugby Union’s Dan Biggar – Wales and Northampton fly-half, 1989; Formula One’s Charles Leclerc – Ferrari driver from Monaco, 1997; and Tennis player Naomi Osaka – two-time winner of the Australian Open and US Open from Japan, 1997. QUIZ 1 Which Premier League club sold both Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne? 2 With which sport would you associate Frenchwoman Christine Arron? 3 Which side has been promoted to rugby league’s Super League? 4 Which UK racecourse holds the Winter Derby, as well as trials for the Epsom Derby and Oaks? 5 For which three Formula One teams did British driver David Coulthard compete in a 15-year career from 1994 to 2008? Answers: 1 Chelsea; 2 Athletics; 3 Toulouse; 4 Lingfield; 5 Williams, McLaren & Red Bull. OFFICIALHORSERACING COMMENTARY AND RESULTS Cal09016094248 Calscost65pperminplusyourtelephonecompany’snetworkaccesscharge.18+only. SP:Spoke.Helpline:03332023390 TODAY Ascot – (five-year record) Top Trainers (with runners): J & T Gosden 53-293 (18.1%), W Haggas 27-189 (14.3%), C Appleby 26-151 (17.2%), A P O’Brien 26-268 (9.7%), R Varian 25-191 (13.1%), A Balding 25-251 (10%), M Johnston 21-244 (8.6%), C Cox 19-142 (13.4%), R Hannon 18-285 (6.3%), E Walker 12-81 (14.8%), Owen Burrows 9-41 (21.9%). Top Jockeys (with mounts): Ryan Moore 42-279 (15.1%), Frankie Dettori 40-180 (22.2%), William Buick 35-208 (16.8%), Jim Crowley 29-239 (12.1%), Oisin Murphy 26-234 (11.1%), James Doyle 24-192 (12.5%), Andrea Atzeni 21-197 (10.7%), Adam Kirby 21-198 (10.6%), Silvestre De Sousa 17-230 (7.4%), Daniel Tudhope 12-114 (10.5%), Jamie Spencer 11-151 (7.3%), Tom Marquand 11-154 (7.1%). Favourites: 189-600 (31.5%). Catterick – (five-year record) Top Trainers (with runners): T Easterby 40-323 (12.4%), R Fahey 28-204 (13.7%), D O’Meara 26-184 (14.1%), M Johnston 22-131 (16.8%), J J Quinn 18-170 (10.6%), K Ryan 14-70 (20%), K Burke 14-71 (19.7%), M Dods 14-84 (16.7%), E Alston 13-51 (25.5%), R Fell 12-107 (11.2%), G Tuer 11-44 (25%), A Watson 10-39 (25.6%). Top Jockeys (with mounts): James Sullivan 19-195 (9.7%), Connor Beasley 16-84 (19.1%), Joe Fanning 16-127 (12.6%), P J McDonald 15-94 (16%), Sam James 15-106 (14.2%), Kevin Stott 14-112 (12.5%), Graham Lee 14-200 (7%), Callum Rodriguez 13-89 (14.6%), Harrison Shaw 13-121 (10.7%), Paul Hanagan 10-84 (11.9%), Ella McCain 8-24 (33.3%). Favourites: 205-614 (33.4%). Ffos Las – (five-year record) Top Trainers (with runners): E Williams 35-253 (13.8%), P Bowen 31-194 (16%), D Rees 14-103 (13.6%), N Twiston-Davies 13-77 (16.9%), R Curtis 11-46 (23.9%), C Tizzard 11-47 (23.4%), T Vaughan 10-116 (8.6%), D Pipe 9-66 (13.6%), N Mulholland 9-73 (12.3%), A Honeyball 6-27 (22.2%), P Nicholls 5-15 (33.3%). Top Jockeys (with mounts): Adam Wedge 30-149 (20.1%), Tom Scudamore 14-103 (13.6%), Sam Twiston-Davies 11-87 (12.6%), Harry Cobden 10-28 (35.7%), James Bowen 10-116 (8.6%), Tom O’Brien 9-59 (15.2%), Alan Johns 6-69 (8.7%), Isabel Williams 5-41 (12.2%), Brendan Powell 4-25 (16%), Connor Brace 4-38 (10.5%), Harry Skelton 3-22 (13.6%). Favourites: 117-368 (31.8%). Market Rasen – (five-year record) Top Trainers (with runners): F O’Brien 25-129 (19.4%), A King 20-92 (21.7%), Dr R Newland 18-70 (25.7%), N Henderson 16-65 (24.6%), P Bowen 15-85 (17.6%), N Twiston-Davies 13-85 (15.3%), J Candlish 9-45 (20%), B Ellison 9-71 (12.7%), P Nicholls 7-32 (21.9%), S England 7-44 (15.9%), L Morgan 7-46 (15.2%). Top Jockeys (with mounts): Brian Hughes 24-147 (16.3%), Sean Bowen 15-96 (15.6%), Sean Quinlan 12-62 (19.4%), Gavin Sheehan 10-52 (19.2%), Nico De Boinville 10-54 (18.5%), Bryony Frost 9-26 (34.6%), Tom Cannon 9-54 (16.7%), Jamie Hamilton 9-90 (10%), Daryl Jacob 8-50 (16%), Jonathan England 7-39 (17.9%), Jonathan Burke 7-53 (13.2%). Favourites: 225-663 (33.9%). Stratford – (five-year record) Top Trainers (with runners): D Skelton 36-148 (24.3%), Dr R Newland 17-68 (25%), F O’Brien 17-91 (18.7%), N Twiston-Davies 15-79 (19%), O Murphy 15-109 (13.8%), D McCain 14-61 (22.9%), P Nicholls 12-33 (36.4%), C Longsdon 12-60 (20%), N Henderson 11-33 (33.3%), Seamus Mullins 9-49 (18.4%), N Mulholland 9-75 (12%), B Pauling 7-23 (30.4%). Top Jockeys (with mounts): Aidan Coleman 14-79 (17.7%), Paddy Brennan 12-80 (15%), Page Fuller 9-60 (15%), David Bass 9-61 (14.8%), James Best 9-65 (13.8%), Harry Bannister 7-56 (12.5%), Charlie Hammond 7-66 (10.6%), Daniel Sansom 5-20 (25%), Nick Scholfield 5-65 (7.7%), Bryan Carver 4-21 (19.1%), Bridget Andrews 3-26 (11.5%). Favourites: 199-532 (37.4%). Wolverhampton – (five-year record) Top Trainers (with runners): M Appleby 62-604 (10.3%), M Johnston 61-475 (12.8%), T Dascombe 56-359 (15.6%), J & T Gosden 53-197 (26.9%), D Loughnane 52-436 (11.9%), A Watson 51-281 (18.1%), D O’Meara 46-430 (10.7%), M Loughnane 44-527 (8.3%), S bin Suroor 34-114 (29.8%), J Butler 34-342 (9.9%), D M Simcock 29-190 (15.3%). Top Jockeys (with mounts): Luke Morris 128-1112 (11.5%), Richard Kingscote 104-701 (14.8%), Callum Shepherd 45-362 (12.4%), Stevie Donohoe 44-357 (12.3%), Robert Havlin 43-220 (19.6%), Shane W Kelly 40-402 (9.9%), Daniel Muscutt 34-275 (12.4%), Dougie Costello 34-385 (8.8%), Robert Winston 25-161 (15.5%), Hector Crouch 22-163 (13.5%), Joey Haynes 19-260 (7.3%), David Nolan 16-118 (13.6%). Favourites: 1008-3090 (32.6%). Cheek pieces – Ascot: 1.25 Baron Samedi(*), Berkshire Rocco(*), Morando, Roberto Escobarr (*), The Mediterranean; 2.00 Ainsdale, Nando Parrado(*); 3.50 Addeybb; 4.30 Accidental Agent, Saltonstall, Shelir. Catterick: 2.30 Broken Spear, Obee Jo; 3.05 Little Ted, Oasis Prince, The Dancing Poet; 3.40 Ready Freddie Go; 4.15 Muscika, Round The Island, Savalas, Tomily; 4.50 Bollin Neil, Daawy, Jamil, The Twisler. Ffos Las: 2.15 Flying Garry; 2.50 Alkademon; 3.25 Kingston King; 4.35 Monsieur Lecoq(*), Umbrigado. Market Rasen: 2.10 Caius Marcius, Earlofthecotswolds, Litterale Ci; 2.45 Beyond The Clouds; 3.20 Mr Muldoon; 3.55 Begoodtoyourself, Charle Brune(*), Check My Pulse. Stratford: 1.45 Don’t Stop Now; 2.20 Dutch Admiral, Harry The Norseman, Masterdream; 2.55 Fort De L’Ocean; 3.30 King Alfonso, Mr Mafia, Nightfly, Waikiki Waves(*); 4.05 Diamond Gait, Pillar Of Steel, Solstalla, Triple Nickle; 4.40 Cheer’s Delboy, Fact Flow; 5.15 Sammeo(*), Sticky Situation(*). Wolverhampton: 5.00 Aussie Rascal, Makambe, Smart Qibili, Zafaranah; 5.30 Black Medick, Destroyer, Tyche, Willy Nilly; 6.00 Dancing Master, Frame Rate, Scheherazade(*), Tinsmith; 6.30 Amor de Mi Vida, Dubai Hope(*); 7.00 Central City, Imperial Sun(*); 8.00 Prince Of Persia(*); 8.30 Billy Dylan, Dark Side Prince. (*) denotes horses wearing first time cheek pieces. Tongue straps – Ascot: 1.25 Baron Samedi, Roberto Escobarr; 2.00 Azano; 3.10 Benbatl, Njord; 3.50 Dubai Honour; 4.30 Escobar, Saltonstall. Catterick: 1.20 Philosophy; 2.30 Coase, Sir Sedric; 3.05 Nietzsche, Eye Knee; 3.40 Sunday Sovereign; 4.50 Novis Adventus. Ffos Las: 1.40 Blue Heather; 2.15 Numbers Man, Just Got To Get On, Bullion; 2.50 Calarules, Malinas Island, Stephanie Sunshine, Racing Spirit, Ali The Hunter; 3.25 Czech Her Out, Remember The Man, Timely Gift, Dynamic Kate, Kingston King; 4.00 Pic D’Orhy, Ruthless Article; 4.35 Diego Du Charmil, Umbrigado, Leoncavallo, Glory And Fortune; 5.05 Oriental Cross, Roseisaroseisarose, Kiera Royale. Market Rasen: 1.00 Gerritzen, On My Command, Hoorayforhannah; 2.10 Shetland Bus; 2.45 Beyond The Clouds, Stolen Silver; 3.20 Francky Du Berlais; 3.55 Cilluirid, Miraculous Getaway, Tuff McCool, Begoodtoyourself. Stratford: 2.20 Dolly McQueen, Coachella Green, Masterdream, Harry The Norseman; 2.55 Fort De L’Ocean; 3.30 Nightfly, Shentri, Take Em Out; 4.05 Diamond Gait, Crystal Gazing; 4.40 Rebel Leader, Larcadio; 5.15 Sticky Situation, Sammeo, Hey Bob. Wolverhampton: 5.00 Zafaranah, Defilade; 5.30 Rhyme Scheme, Willy Nilly, Well Prepared; 6.00 Tinsmith; 7.00 Hasty Sailor, Imperial Sun; 7.30 Emblem Empire, Atacama Desert, Famous Star; 8.30 Nacho. Visored for the first time – Catterick: 1.55 Imperial Eight; 2.30 Lord Oberon; 3.05 Great Esteem. Stratford: 2.55 Splinter. Blinkered for the first time – Ascot: 2.00 Keep Busy, Glen Shiel; 3.50 Foxes Tales. Catterick: 4.50 Miss Roulette. Stratford: 2.20 Rebel Royal; 3.30 Shentri; 5.15 Genever Dragon. Wolverhampton: 5.00 Chiavari. Today’s longest travellers: Nicholas T (1.25) and Euchen Glen (3.50) – both at Ascot (406 miles). TOMORROW Kempton – (five-year record) Top Trainers (with runners): P Nicholls 50-219 (22.8%), N Henderson 48-201 (23.9%), A King 15-139 (10.8%), N Twiston-Davies 10-78 (12.8%), B Pauling 8-46 (17.4%), E Lavelle 8-56 (14.3%), P Hobbs 8-78 (10.3%), G L Moore 7-126 (5.6%), O Sherwood 6-39 (15.4%), F O’Brien 6-52 (11.5%), A Murphy 5-15 (33.3%). Top Jockeys (with mounts): Harry Cobden 28-148 (18.9%), Sam Twiston-Davies 19-105 (18.1%), Daryl Jacob 11-70 (15.7%), Jonathan Burke 10-60 (16.7%), Adam Wedge 8-33 (24.2%), Jonjo O’Neill Jr 7-33 (21.2%), Jack Quinlan 7-47 (14.9%), Tom O’Brien 5-66 (7.6%), Thomas Bellamy 4-27 (14.8%), Paddy Brennan 3-49 (6.1%), Chester Williams 2-8 (25%). Favourites: 142-360 (39.4%). Sedgefield – (five-year record) Top Trainers (with runners): D McCain 34-213 (16%), B Ellison 31-125 (24.8%), M Hammond 24-238 (10.1%), Sue Smith 23-132 (17.4%), S England 14-82 (17.1%), R Menzies 13-110 (11.8%), J Candlish 12-63 (19.1%), Dr R Newland 10-35 (28.6%), O Greenall 10-59 (16.9%), B Haslam 10-68 (14.7%). Top Jockeys (with mounts): Brian Hughes 70-309 (22.6%), Henry Brooke 30-180 (16.7%), Sean Quinlan 29-211 (13.7%), Thomas Dowson 18-116 (15.5%), Jonathan England 12-67 (17.9%), Conor O’Farrell 12-106 (11.3%), Richie McLernon 11-81 (13.6%), Sean Bowen 10-35 (28.6%), Ross Chapman 8-96 (8.3%), Callum Bewley 7-111 (6.3%). Favourites: 210-528 (39.8%). Cheek pieces – Kempton: 1.30 Naizagai; 2.40 Master Work; 3.50 Ebony Gale(*), Hawk’s Well; 4.25 Cardboard Gangster, Zafar(*). Sedgefield: 2.55 The Darley Lama, Vocaliser; 3.30 Classic Escape, Hewick, Young Turk; 4.05 Gloryella(*); 4.40 Quest For Life, Zalvados. (*) denotes horses wearing first time cheek pieces. Tongue straps – Kempton: 1.00 Impulsive One; 1.30 Pencreek, Naizagai; 2.05 Cobblers Dream, Hammersmith, Tulin; 2.40 Mercian Prince, Tikkinthebox; 3.15 Teqany; 3.50 Mister Tickle, Ebony Gale; 4.25 Cardboard Gangster. Sedgefield: 2.20 Genuflex; 2.55 Vocaliser, The Darley Lama; 3.30 Brian Boranha, Manwell, Bafana Blue, Young Turk; 4.05 Jamih, Pearl Warrior, Collaborating, Fulbeck Girl; 4.40 Zalvados, Saint Arvans; 5.15 Guidedbythescience. Visored for the first time – Sedgefield: 2.55 Light Bulb. Blinkered for the first time – Kempton: 3.15 Aleatoric. Tomorrow’s longest travellers: Downtown Getaway (1.45) and Montanna (3.30) - both at Sedgefield (408 miles).

56 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS HORSE RACING 1 – WESTERN DAILY PRESS, XXXDAY, MONTH XX, 2009 Racing Desk: 0117 934 3284 Strap goes across here and here and here Racing KEMPTOn Sunday 1.00 JUVENILE HURDLE (GBB RACE) (Class 3) 2m 3yo Only Winner £5,991 1 11 IMPULSIVE ONE (12) (H,T;D) N Henderson 11-8 D Jacob 2 1 KNIGHT SALUTE (19) (H) M Harris 11-4 M Bastyan(3) 3 PAINLESS POTTER (F45) A King 10-12 T Bellamy 4 RHEBUS ROAD (F24) O Sherwood 10-12 J J Burke 2020: Overpriced Mixer 3-10-12, Nico De Boinville 7-4 (N Henderson), 8 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 5-6 Impulsive One, 3 Knight Salute, 9-2 Painless Potter, 8 Rhebus Road. Form IMPULSIVE ONE 1-4fav (11-5) Made all, raced keenly, hit 1st, not fluent 2 out, ran on well, easily, won at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd beating Aggagio (10-12) by 10l, 7 ran. KNIGHT SALUTE 18-1 (10-11) Raced in rear, headway to chase leaders after 3 out, pressed leader 2f out, led before last, pushed out well inside final furlong, readily, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gs in Sep beating Ramure (10-7) by 9l, 8 ran. PAINLESS POTTER 15-2 (8-10) Raced keenly in last pair, headway on heels of leaders inside final 2f, ridden and weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Tregony (8-3) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcap (3) in Sep (flat). RHEBUS ROAD 8-1 (8-1) Dwelt, keen soon tracked leaders, ridden to lead entering final 2f, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep beating Babindi (9-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran (flat). 1.30 NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE (GBB RACE) (4) 2m 2f 4yo plus Winner £4,357 1 -841P4 BALLINSKER (20) E Williams 6-11-12 A Wedge 2 330-14 PENCREEK (27) (T) B Pauling 8-11-11 Luca Morgan(5) 3 2533-2 LIGHT N STRIKE (167) E Lavelle 5-11-10 T Bellamy 4 38-332 ISOLATE (91) A King 5-11-9 J J Burke 5 304-52 NAIZAGAI (11) (P,T) F O’Brien 4-10-7 M Kendrick 2020: Fairway Freddy 7-11-6, James Davies 9-2 (N Gifford), 7 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-4 Light N Strike, 3 Ballinsker, 4 Naizagai, 9-2 Isolate, 5 Pencreek. Form LIGHT N STRIKE 4-1 (11-4) Raced in touch, went second 7th, joined winner and went clear after 3 out, ridden approaching 2 out, held approaching last, kept on flat, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Will Carver (11-4) at Kempton 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gd in May. BALLINSKER 5-2 (10-9) Always last, pushed along after 4 out, well beaten 3 out, last of 4, 22l behind Mick Pastor (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Sep. NAIZAGAI 11-2 (10-13) Chased leaders, led with over a circuit to go, ridden and headed 3 out, still close up when mistake 2 out, pressed winner going to last, stayed on but no extra, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Crack Du Ninian (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs. ISOLATE 3-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 2nd, awkward next, headed last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Courtland (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m Novice Limited Handicap Chase (4yo+) (3) gf in Jul. PENCREEK 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division, good headway before 3 out, ridden to challenge approaching 2 out, every chance last, no extra and lost two places final 50yds, 4th of 7, 3l behind Lady Reset (10-4) at Warwick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep. 2.05 UNIBET NOVICES’ HURDLE (LISTED) (1) 2m 4yo plus Winner £12,529 1 310-17 BALKO SAINT (33) Mrs J Williams 4-11-4 Chester Williams 2 P1-1 COBBLERS DREAM (26) (H,T;D) B Case 5-11-0 J J Burke 3 2-9713 HAMMERSMITH (25) (B,T) J Nash (IRE) 5-11-0 Jonjo O’Neill Jr 4 11-4 TULIN (165) (T;BF,D) P Nicholls 4-10-13 H Cobden 2020: Mrs Hyde 7-10-7, Nico De Boinville 15-2 (B Ellison), 5 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 7-4 Tulin, 11-4 Hammersmith, 3 Balko Saint, 4 Cobblers Dream. Form TULIN 10-11fav (11-4) Tracked leader, ridden and no impression after 3 out, 4th of 10, 29l behind Trailboss (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gd in May. HAMMERSMITH 16-1 (11-0) Led, pushed along approaching straight, soon joined and headed, one pace, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Off Your Rocco (11- 7) at Listowel 2m nh nov hdl gd in Sep. BALKO SAINT 8-1 (10-7) Effort to join leaders halfway, faded from 3 out, last of 7, 28l behind Dexter (10-7) at Clairefontaine(FR) 2m 2f 4yo chs hvy in Sep. COBBLERS DREAM 11-8fav (10-12) Held up in 5th in chasing group, closer at 4th, led before 2 out, clear between last 2, easily, won at Warwick 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep beating Gms Prince (10-12) by 7l, 9 ran. 2.40 UNIBET NEW INSTANT ROULETTE HCAP CHASE (3) 2m 2f 4yo plus Winner £7,624 1 -21932 MERCIAN PRINCE (34) (B,T;CD) A Murphy 10-11-11 J Quinlan 2 260-UP VERSATILITY (156) Mrs D O’Neill 7-11-7 Page Fuller 3 5141P- FAIRWAY FREDDY (176) (CD) N Gifford 8-11-3 Tabitha Worsley(5) 4 -222U3 TIKKINTHEBOX (20) (T;D) J Scott 9-11-2 B Carver(3) 5 7512P- MASTER WORK (200) (P;D) P Hobbs 8-11-2 T J O’Brien 6 693121 GOA LIL (25) (C) N Twiston-Davies 5-11-0 S Twiston-Davies 2020: Locker Room Talk 7-11-12, Jack Savage(7) 9-2 (N Twiston-Davies), 7 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 11-8 Mercian Prince, 4 Goa Lil, 9-2 Master Work, 7 Fairway Freddy, 8 Versatility, 10 Tikkinthebox. Form MERCIAN PRINCE 7-2 (11-5) Jumped right, led, clear 3rd until 8th, ridden after 4 out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Leapaway (11-5) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd in Sep. GOA LIL 10-3 (11- 12) Awkward start, soon led, clear after 3 out until 2 out, driven out, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Sep beating Dalileo (10-10) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran. MASTER WORK 5-2 (11-8) Chased leaders, niggled along 9th, not fluent and last 11th, weakened well before 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Evander (12-0) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Mar, 4 ran. FAIRWAY FREDDY 18-1 (10-10) Held up and behind, hit 2nd, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Belargus (10-9) at Sandown 2m 4f nov chs (2) gd in Apr, 8 ran. VERSATILITY 4-1 (10-8) Not fluent, in rear on outside, mistake 4th, pushed along after 11th, hit next, behind 12th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Burbank (11-2) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in May, 8 ran. TIKKINTHEBOX 17-2 (10-13) Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, no extra in 3rd from next, 3rd of 4, 21l behind Mick Pastor (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Sep. 3.15 UNIBET 3 UNIBOOSTS A DAY HURDLE (LISTED) (1) 2m 4yo plus Winner £22,780 1 4F153- SCEAU ROYAL (176) (D1) A King 9-11-6 D Jacob 2 C2166- SILVER STREAK (192) (CD) E Williams 8-11-6 A Wedge 3 /306-P ALEATORIC (F10) (B) Martin Smith 5-11-0 N Scholfield 4 41142- TEQANY (F35) (T;D) F O’Brien 7-11-0 P Brennan 2020: Silver Streak 7-11-4, Tom O’Brien 9-2 (E Williams), 6 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 10-11 Silver Streak, 11-8 Sceau Royal, 13-2 Teqany, 100 Aleatoric. Form SILVER STREAK 14-1 (11-7) In touch in mid-division, closed 7th, ridden after 3 out, outpaced and no impression on leaders from next, 6th of 11, 8l behind Abacadabras (11-7) at Aintree 2m 4f hdl G1 (1) gs in Apr. SCEAU ROYAL 3-1 (11-7) Chased leading pair on inside, went left 9th, pushed along and went left again 2 out, stayed on same pace, never any chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Greaneteen (11-7) at Sandown 1m 7f chs G1 (1) gd in Apr. TEQANY 16-1 (11-0) Held up tracking leaders, pushed along and went 3rd before 2 out, stayed on into 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Sceau Royal (11-0) at Wincanton 1m 7f hdl G2 (1) gd in Nov. ALEATORIC 14-1 (11-7) Behind, not fluent and reminders 5th, tailed off from 8th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Pinnacle Peak (11-3) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 9 ran. 3.50 NATASHA SAVAGE HANDICAP CHASE (4) 3m 4yo plus Winner £4,357 1 11-071 WYE AYE (24) (H;D) P Kirby 6-11-8 J Williamson(5) 2 3431-4 HAWK’S WELL (164) (P;BF) E Lavelle 7-11-5 T Bellamy 3 1-641F THE COMPOSEUR (86) (D) Jonjo O’Neill 6-11-3 Jonjo O’Neill Jr 4 745111 MISTER TICKLE (16) (B,T;D) G L Moore 7-11-3 N F Houlihan(5) 5 13-212 EBONY GALE (33) (P,T;BF) P Hobbs 7-11-0 T J O’Brien 2020: Pontresina 7-11-11, Jonathan Burke 3-1 Fav (O Sherwood), 8 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 2 Mister Tickle, 11-4 The Composeur, 4 Hawk’s Well, 5 Wye Aye, 6 Ebony Gale. Form MISTER TICKLE 5-6fav (11-8) Chased leaders, led 4th, not fluent 15th, went clear approaching 3 out, ridden and reduced advantage before last, stayed on flat, won at Fontwell 3m 2f cond hcap ch (4) gs beating Marble Moon (11-1) by 5l, 5 ran. THE COMPOSEUR 7-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, jumped right at times, disputing 2nd from 12th until fell 13th, in a race won by No No Maestro (10-13) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jul, 5 ran. HAWK’S WELL 7-4fav (11-11) Held up towards rear, not fluent 7th, pushed along before 9th, ridden and no impression 12th, steady headway under pressure from 4 out but never troubled leaders, 4th of 9, 6l behind Haul Away (11-8) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May. WYE AYE 12-1 (11-7) Behind, closed before 12th, outpaced 4 out, left 2nd after 3 out, stayed on, challenged flat, led towards finish, won at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Sep beating Lex Talionis (10-9) by hd, 5 ran. EBONY GALE 4-6fav (11-0) Chased sole rival, jumped left at times and not as good as rival, ridden to challenge final bend, soon held, well beaten from 2 out, last of 2, 31l behind Mr Mafia (11-2) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Sep. 4.25 RACINGSTAFFWEEK NOVICES’ HURDLE (4) 2m 5f 4yo plus Winner £4,084 1 4-1213 ZAFAR (18) (P;BF,D) D McCain 6-11-12 Miss A McCain(5) 2 82-232 CARDBOARD GANGSTER (32) (P,T) D J Jeffreys 6-10-12 S Twiston-Davies 3 306- GALA DE CORTON (220) P Nicholls 5-10-12 H Cobden 4 36- GENTLEMAN VALLEY (231) B Pauling 5-10-12 C Deutsch 5 WILD WILBUR E Lavelle 5-10-12 T Bellamy 2020: Sunrise Ruby 6-10-12, Nico De Boinville 1-2 Fav (N Henderson), 6 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 2 Zafar, 3 Cardboard Gangster, 7-2 Gala De Corton, 5 Gentleman Valley, 6 Wild Wilbur. Form ZAFAR 16-5fav (11-7) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, no impression on leaders but kept on for third run-in, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Hillview (10-0) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep. CARDBOARD GANGSTER 5-2 (10-12) Tracked leader early, led after 1st, disputed lead before 4th, led again after 6th, pushed along over 3 out, over length ahead under 2 out, pressed when edged left and hampered rival before last, headed flat and kept on, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Zafar (11-0) at Kelso 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep. GALA DE CORTON 11-2 (11-4) Led narrowly, ridden entering home straight, soon headed, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 14l behind Go Dante (11-4) at Wincanton 1m 7f NH flat (5) sft in Mar. GENTLEMAN VALLEY 11-2 (11-4) Pressed leader, dropped back with circuit to run, ridden end of back straight,, 6th of 8, 19l behind Brave Kingdom (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (5) gs in Feb. WILD WILBUR Presenting gelding out of Kon Tiky. 1.45 VICKERS NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP CHASE (Class 3) 2m 3f 4yo plus Winner £5,882 1 11212- MINELLA DRAMA (190) (H;C) D McCain 6-11-8 T Gillard(5) 2 2-1111 MINELLA TRUMP (24) (C) D McCain 7-11-0 B Hughes 3 P10/0- DOWNTOWN GETAWAY (252) P Bowen 8-10-10 S Bowen 4 243F-2 BARON DE MIDLETON (165) (C) B Ellison 8-10-3 H Brooke 5 3955-8 CHALLOW (169) V Thompson 7-10-3 T Dowson 2020: No corresponding race. BETTING FORECAST: 11-8 Minella Trump, 7-4 Minella Drama, 5 Downtown Getaway, 6 Baron De Midleton, 100 Challow. 2.20 BET BUILDER JUVENILE MAIDEN HURDLE (4) 2m 1f 3yo Only Winner £4,084 1 BEN ASKER (F219) Paul Robson 10-12 C Bewley 2 DRUMFIRE S Corbett 10-12 Craig Nichol 3 2 GENUFLEX (11) (T) M Harris 10-12 K Jones(3) 4 GREAT COMMISSION (F32) B Haslam 10-12 R McLernon 5 LUCY RULES (F60) M Sowersby 10-5 A Anderson(7) 6 SHAMROCK WINE (F26) B Ellison 10-5 O Brown(5) 7 SISU (F101) S Corbett 10-5 S Coltherd 2020: Gold Desert 3-10-12, Thomas Dowson 9-2 (O Greenall), 8 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 4-7 Genuflex, 5 Great Commission, 10 Shamrock Wine, 12 Sisu, 14 Ben Asker, 16 Drumfire, 20 Lucy Rules. 2.55 CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP CHASE (5) 2m 5f 4yo plus Winner £2,505 1 -P2664 VOCALISER (18) (P,T;D) O Murphy 9-12-3 L Stones(6) 2 2-5453 CAGE OF FEAR (30) Christian Williams 7-11-12 J Tudor(3) 3 4-3543 ZUCKERBERG (96) J Candlish 5-11-12 K Buckley 4 2FP4/2 BILL AND BARN (15) M Harris 10-11-6 K Jones 5 39-546 THE DARLEY LAMA (19) (P,T) Justin Landy 7-10-7 P Coleman(7) 6 5602U7 LIGHT BULB (11) (V) N Mechie 8-10-1 Jack Hogan(7) 7 9-PP44 ZEN MASTER (19) M Sowersby 9-10-0 A Anderson(3) 8 -56653 ELIXER (19) F Murtagh 8-10-0 L Murtagh 2020: Honourmission 6-10-8, Lewis Stones(3) 13-2 (S England), 14 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 3 Bill And Barn, 4 Cage Of Fear, 9-2 Vocaliser, 5 The Darley Lama, 7 Zuckerberg, 10 Zen Master, 12 Light Bulb, Elixer. 3.30 DURHAM NATIONAL HANDICAP CHASE (2) 3m 5f 4yo plus Winner £14,308 1 24P212 HEWICK (15) (P) J J Hanlon (IRE) 6-11-12 Shane Fenelon(7) 2 99415- SILVA ECLIPSE (197) (C) Sue Smith 8-10-13 R Mania 3 03463- BRIAN BORANHA (224) (T;CD) P Niven 10-10-6 C Bewley 4 U212F- CLASSIC ESCAPE (253) (P) Dr R Newland 8-10-6 L Edwards 5 5/1R2- MANWELL (187) (T;C) S England 11-10-6 J England 6 113312 MONTANNA (39) (C) P Bowen 7-10-2 S Bowen 7 13-236 BAFANA BLUE (133) (T) M Barnes 10-10-2 R Chapman 8 -PP763 RED GIANT (41) (V;CD) J Candlish 10-10-0 Sean Quinlan 9 PP3-74 YOUNG TURK (13) (P,T) A Sadik 10-10-0 A Anderson(7) 2020: Red Giant 9-10-1, Sean Quinlan 16-1 (J Candlish), 12 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 11-4 Hewick, 9-2 Montanna, 5 Classic Escape, 6 Silva Eclipse, 7 Manwell, 8 Brian Boranha, 10 Red Giant, 12 Bafana Blue, 50 Young Turk. Form HEWICK 9-2 (11-0) Prominent behind clear leader, closed from 10th, effort and slight mistake 2 out, chased leaders in 3rd before last, 2nd closing stages and kept on well without quite reaching winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Tullybeg (11-5) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl. MONTANNA 5-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, stayed 4th but lost ground 3rd, pushed along and effort 13th, outpaced next, rallied 16th, no impression on winner 3 out, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Friends Don’t Ask (10-11) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Sep. CLASSIC ESCAPE 10-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, mistake 11th, fell 13th, in a race won by Mighty Thunder (10-12) at Musselburgh 4m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Feb, 11 ran. SILVA ECLIPSE 13-2 (11-6) Mid-division, hit 8th, headway chasing leaders 14th, pushed along before 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 11, 11l behind Innisfree Lad (11-2) at Haydock 3m 2f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr. MANWELL 16-1 (11- 12) Held up in last pair, closer in 5th 9th, chased leaders before 3 out, went 2nd and mistake 2 out, held when went right last, stayed on same pace run-in, 2nd of 7, 4l behind William Of Orange (11-4) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr. BRIAN BORANHA 13-2 (11-4) Just worse than midfield, niggled along and headway before 3 out, challenged for lead before last, lacked pace of front pair on the run-in, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Silva Eclipse (11-7) at Sedgefield 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Mar. RED GIANT 9-2 (10-12) Chased winner, reminder after 10th, pushed along before 3 out, pushed along when went right and slightly hampered at at the last, hung right and lost 2nd run-in, plugged on, 3rd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Amalfi Doug (11-11) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Sep. BAFANA BLUE 33-1 (10-0) Prominent, pushed before 4 out, ridden after 3 out when struggling to keep tabs on leaders, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 16l behind Landofsmiles (10-5) at Perth 3m hcp chs (2) gd in Jun. YOUNG TURK 66-1 (10-8) Prominent, pushed along and weakened after 3 out, finished tired, 4th of 7, 29l behind Templehills (11-6) at Stratford 2m 7f cond hcap ch (4) gs. 4.05 MAIDEN HURDLE (GBB RACE) (4) 2m 1f 4yo plus Winner £4,084 1 5 BALTIC BARON (F22) B Ellison 6-11-4 S Coltherd 2 4/4312 BARI BREEZE (20) (D) M Harris 6-11-4 H Reed 3 JAMIH (F9) (T) Miss T Jackson 6-11-4 S Mulqueen 4 PEARL WARRIOR (F42) (T) I Jardine 5-11-4 C O’Farrell 5 088U-2 STORM LORENZO (16) R Menzies 6-11-4 Sean Quinlan 6 0 COLLABORATING (22) (H,T) P Neville (IRE) 4-11-3 Shane Fenelon(7) 7 532 MINELLA PLUS (18) D McCain 4-11-3 B Hughes 8 WELL PLANTED (F28) J J Quinn 4-11-3 Craig Nichol 9 GLORYELLA (F26) (P) B Rothwell 5-10-11 J Hamilton 10 326-95 MISTY MANI (11) P Niven 6-10-11 C Bewley 11 FULBECK GIRL (F115) (T) L Morgan 4-10-10 S Bowen 12 SALSADA (F78) B Ellison 4-10-10 H Brooke 2020: Lord Torranaga 5-10-12, Thomas Dowson 11-2 (P Kirby), 12 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-4 Salsada, 9-2 Pearl Warrior, 5 Bari Breeze, 6 Storm Lorenzo, 7 Minella Plus, 12 Baltic Baron, Well Planted, 14 Fulbeck Girl, 25 Others. Form SALSADA 50-1 (9-5) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened from over 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Save A Forest (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul (flat). PEARL WARRIOR 11-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden and headed 3f out, gradually weakened, 8th of 9, 22l behind Emaraty Hero (8-12) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep (flat). BARI BREEZE 2-1 (11-0) Led, headed final bend, switched right before 2 out, soon hung left, no impression last, 2nd of 3, 9l behind Fifrelet (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Sep. STORM LORENZO 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, headway after 3 out, no impression before last, rallied flat, went 2nd, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Bob’s Bar (10-12) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) gd. MINELLA PLUS 13-2 (11-0) Led, asked for effort over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, no match for winner, 2nd of 9, 7l behind At Poets Cross (11-2) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in Sep. BALTIC BARON 4-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 1st, headway when hit 2 out, ridden approaching last, no extra flat, 5th of 8, 13l behind Onehundredpercent (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug. WELL PLANTED 17-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 9th of 13, 16l behind De Mazzaro (9-1) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep (flat). FULBECK GIRL 16-1 (9-2) Led after 1f, raced freely, pressed 4f out and soon headed, weakened gradually final 2f, 8th of 14, 9l behind Villanelle (9-1) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun (flat). COLLABORATING 50-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, a little keen, slight mistake 2nd, 5th halfway, slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, 10th of 18, well behind Skippin Court (11-9) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Sep. JAMIH 16-1 (8-12) Raced prominently, took lead 3f out, ridden when headed 2f out, weakened from 1f out, 10th of 14, 13l behind Major Snugfit (10-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) (flat). MISTY MANI 125-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden and weakened 3 out, 5th of 7, 21l behind Dazzling Glory (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gs. GLORYELLA 250-1 (8-7) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon ridden, pressed leaders 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 11, 5l behind Carey Street (9-9) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep (flat). 4.40 CAVELLOS HANDICAP HURDLE (3) 2m 4f 3yo plus Winner £5,228 1 34120- ZALVADOS (191) (P,T) O Greenall 8-11-12 H Brooke 2 5-4426 BEACH BREAK (32) (B;CD) D McCain 7-11-9 T Gillard(5) 3 /1143- QUEST FOR LIFE (207) (P;C,D) M Walford 9-11-9 J Hamilton 4 40-781 THE VOLLAN (82) (V;D) L Morgan 7-11-8 S Bowen 5 -222P3 GORDON’S JET (19) B Ellison 5-11-3 B Hughes 6 144-33 SAINT ARVANS (136) (T) M Barnes 7-11-2 C Bewley 7 894213 COUNTISTER (19) B Haslam 9-10-5 R McLernon 2020: Beach Break 6-11-7, Theo Gillard(7) 13-2 (D McCain), 13 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 3 Gordon’s Jet, 7-2 Countister, 4 The Vollan, 6 Quest For Life, 7 Beach Break, 8 Zalvados, 10 Saint Arvans. Form GORDON’S JET 15-8 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed after 2 out, kept on, lost second close home, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Rattle Owl (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep. COUNTISTER 9-2 (11-7) Tracked leader, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Just Call Me Al (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Sep. THE VOLLAN 10-1 (11-5) Middivision, closer 6th, chasing leaders when mistake 3 out, ridden before next, driven and stayed on gamely run-in, led close home, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jul beating I’m So Busy (11-8) by 1/2l, 12 ran. QUEST FOR LIFE 5-1 (10- 13) Mid-division, pushed along 2 out, ridden and went 3rd approaching the last, kept on for 3rd run-in, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Prince Escalus (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Mar. BEACH BREAK 11-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, blundered 4th and next, ridden 3 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 8, 37l behind Iolani (10-6) at Kelso 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Sep. ZALVADOS 66-1 (10-0) Towards rear, 10th when mistake 3 out, 9th 2 out, no impression, weakened, 13th of 26, well behind Livelovelaugh (11-0) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Apr. SAINT ARVANS 5-1 (11-6) Mid-division, untidy 6th, headway and tracked leader after 3 out, ridden when pressed leader 2 out, every chance last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Ernesto (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun. 5.15 ATTHERACES.COM OPEN NH FLAT RACE (5) 2m 1f 4yo to 6yo Winner £1,906 1 1- JUST PADDY’S BAND (204) M Hammond 5-11-7 Jack Hogan(7) 2 2-1 A DIFFERENT KIND (19) (CD) D McCain 4-11-6 B Hughes 3 P- BRAVEHEART (308) J Snowden 5-11-0 G Sheehan 4 3- FEARLESS ACTION (204) C Grant 5-11-0 Sean Quinlan 5 CERENDIPITY Sue Smith 4-10-13 R Mania 6 69 SPEEDY HOOVES (59) Sara Ender 4-10-13 S Coltherd 7 34-4 GUIDEDBYTHESCIENCE (154) (T) G Boanas 5-10-7 H Brooke 2020: Dargiannini 5-10-12, Henry Brooke 11-8 Fav (H Whittington), 12 ran. BETTING FORECAST: Evens A Different Kind, 9-2 Just Paddy’s Band, 6 Guidedbythescience, 8 Fearless Action, 10 Braveheart, 12 Cerendipity, 25 Speedy Hooves. SEdgEFiELd Sunday 1.45 — Minella Trump 2.20 — Great Commission 2.55 — Cage Of Fear 3.30 — Hewick 4.05 — Salsada 4.40 — Countister 5.15 — A Different Kind Sky Sports Racing. Going: Good captain Wessex Selections 1.00 — Impulsive One (nb) 1.30 — Isolate 2.05 — Cobblers Dream 2.40 — Goa Lil 3.15 — Silver Streak (nap) 3.50 — Hawk’s Well 4.25 — Zafar Racing TV. Going: Good captain Wessex Selections Results FaKEnHaM: good 1.38—Italian Spirit (A Coleman, 8-13 Fav) 1; Loved Out (2-1 2nd Fav) 2; Storm Arcadio (17-2) 3. 6 ran. 11l, 3 3 /4l. (O Murphy). Tote: £1.40; pl £1.10, £1.50. Ex: £2.10. Trifecta: £4.80. CSF: £2.18. 2.13—Howdyalikemenow (A Wedge, 2-7 Fav) 1; Auditoria (9-2 2nd Fav) 2; Jack Ryan (25-1) 3. 4 ran. 1 3 /4l, 32l. (E Williams). Tote: £1.10; Ex: £1.80. Trifecta: £2.90. CSF: £1.95. 2.48—Eaglehill (A Coleman, 7-4 2nd Fav) 1; Lord Schnapps (6-1) 2; Hcap 3 ran. 8l. (O Murphy; 4-5 Fav Go Millie Go). Tote: £2.30; Ex: £7.60. Trifecta: £6.30. CSF: £8.20. Non-runner: The Golden Rebel. 3.23—Jumping Cats (Jamie Moore, 7-2 2nd Fav) 1; Midnight Jewel (4-5 Fav) 2; Maliboo (6-1) 3. Hcap 6 ran. 6 1 /2l, 2 3 /4l. (G L Moore). Tote: £4.20; pl £1.80, £1.10. Ex: £8.90. Trifecta: £18.50. CSF: £6.76. 3.58—Minella Encore (S Twiston-Davies, 7-4 Fav) 1; Rocky’s Treasure (7-2) 2; Hcap 4 ran. 24l. (Dr R Newland). Tote: £2.50; Ex: £7.40. Trifecta: £7.10. CSF: £7.82. 4.33—The Knot Is Tied (D Jacob, 6-1) 1; Cremant (11-4 JtFav) 2; Envol De La Cour (11-4 JtFav) 3. Hcap 6 ran. 24l, 5 1 /2l. (N King). Tote: £6.20; pl £2.90, £1.70. Ex: £22.20. Trifecta: £75.60. CSF: £22.78. Placepot: £37.00 Quadpot: £27.50 HaydOcK: Soft-good to soft in places 1.15—Texas Man (P Mulrennan, 16-5 Fav) 1; He’s A Gentleman (6-1) 2; Edinson Kevani (22-1) 3. Hcap 10 ran. ns, 3 /4l. (P Midgley). Tote: £4.20; pl £1.60, £1.70, £6.80. Ex: £27.00. Tricast: £304.18. Trifecta: £344.90. CSF: £22.13. Non-runner: Just A Claim. 1.45—Sky Blue Pink (H Crouch, 3-1 2nd Fav) 1; Blaast (11-2) 2; Hooked On You (11-1) 3. 10 ran. 1 3 /4l, 1 /2l. (R Beckett; 5-2 Fav Noteable). Tote: £3.90; pl £1.70, £1.80, £3.40. Ex: £16.00. Trifecta: £148.20. CSF: £19.57. Non-runner: Azure Blue. 2.20—Chairmanoftheboard (W Buick, 11-2 CoFav) 1; Woven (40-1) 2; Air Raid (11-2 CoFav) 3; Manigordo (33-1) 4. Hcap 17 ran. 1 /2l, hd, 1 1 /4l. (M Channon; 11-2 CoFav Thaler). Tote: £6.10; pl £1.60, £5.30, £2.10, £4.80. Ex: £273.10. Tricast: £1289.68. Trifecta: £3026.40. CSF: £247.41. 2.55—Franz (K Stott, 15-2) 1; Mandobi (11-2) 2; Paradias (11-4 2nd Fav) 3. 9 ran. 1 /2l, 1 1 /2l. (K Ryan; 9-4 Fav Mythical Dancer). Tote: £8.20; pl £2.40, £1.90, £1.30. Ex: £56.50. Trifecta: £186.70. CSF: £46.89. 3.30—Magisterial (O Murphy, 4-9 Fav) 1; Splendent (6-1 2nd Fav) 2; Just Wonder (18-1) 3. 8 ran. 1 1 /2l, 3 1 /4l. (J & T Gosden). Tote: £1.30; pl £1.10, £1.70, £2.60. Ex: £4.70. Trifecta: £25.10. CSF: £3.94. Non-runner: Leaveitwithme. 4.05—Imrahor (James Doyle, 11-2 2nd Fav) 1; Alexander James (8-1) 2; Ffion (9-1) 3. Hcap 13 ran. 2l, 1 1 /4l. (H Palmer; 5-1 Fav Bake). Tote: £6.60; pl £2.60, £3.10, £2.70. Ex: £57.60. Tricast: £309.68. Trifecta: £421.80. CSF: £48.44. Non-runner: Imperial Command. 4.40—Amor Vincit Omnia (R Kingscote, 5-1) 1; Dukedom (2-1 Fav) 2; Liamarty Dreams (10-1) 3. Hcap 10 ran. 2 3 /4l, 1 1 /2l. (T Dascombe). Tote: £5.40; pl £2.20, £1.20, £3.00. Ex: £23.00. Tricast: £96.19. Trifecta: £157.50. CSF: £15.37. Non-runners: Magic Warrior, Raging. 5.10—Whitehaven (O Murphy, evens Fav) 1; Haveyoumissedme (4-1) 2; Wynford (10-3 2nd Fav) 3. Hcap 6 ran. 4 1 /4l, 3 1 /4l. (H Morrison). Tote: £1.80; pl £1.10, £2.20. Ex: £5.40. Trifecta: £13.50. CSF: £5.05. Non-runner: Reverend Hubert. Jackpot: £18,217.70 Placepot: £55.90 Quadpot: £10.20 nEWcaSTLE: Standard to slow 5.00—Jaramillo (J Mitchell, 4-1) 1; Italian Breeze (11-1) 2; Starfighter (9-2) 3. Hcap 8 ran. 4 1 /4l, 5l. (R Varian; 10-3 Fav Tilsitt). Tote: £4.50; pl £1.50, £3.20, £1.80. Ex: £48.80. Tricast: £208.20. Trifecta: £377.30. CSF: £48.10. Non-runner: Innse Gall. 5.30—Vintage Polly (C Rodriguez, 5-1 Jt 2nd Fav) 1; Starbo (11-2) 2; Magic Gem (11-1) 3. Hcap 13 ran. Sh Hd, 1 /2l. (R Menzies; 4-1 Fav Clotherholme). Tote: £6.20; pl £2.50, £2.30, £3.30. Ex: £39.30. Tricast: £305.55. Trifecta: £279.80. CSF: £32.56. Non-runner: Retirement Beckons. 6.00—Biplane (C Rodriguez, 9-1) 1; Burj Malinka (11-4 2nd Fav) 2; Peripeteia (8-15 Fav) 3. 7 ran. 1 /2l, 1 1 /4l. (J Wainwright). Tote: £9.80; pl £3.80, £1.90. Ex: £32.50. Trifecta: £58.10. CSF: £32.39. Nonrunner: Chantreys. REdcaR: good to soft-good in places 1.00—Flash Betty (David Egan, evens Fav) 1; Sweet Melody (25-1) 2; Fulsome (10-1) 3. 11 ran. 1 3 /4l, 1l. (M Channon). Tote: £1.70; pl £1.10, £4.90, £3.00. Ex: £23.20. Trifecta: £123.10. CSF: £38.41. Non-runners: Acklam Gold, Gypsy Lady, Rosie’s Return. 1.30—Bell Shot (K Shoemark, 13-8 Fav) 1; Prodigious Blue (3-1) 2; Fourth Time Lucky (7-1) 3. 8 ran. 1 /2l, ns. (C Hills). Tote: £2.50; pl £1.10, £1.30, £2.20. Ex: £7.40. Trifecta: £29.00. CSF: £6.76. Nonrunner: Espressoo. 2.05—Sezaam (C Beasley, 15-2) 1; Baileys Accolade (7-2 2nd Fav) 2; Liberated Light (17-2) 3. 9 ran. hd, ns. (M Dods; 5-6 Fav Macchiavello). Tote: £9.40; pl £2.30, £1.30, £2.20. Ex: £40.50. Trifecta: £226.40. CSF: £34.25. 2.40—Mr Curiosity (Rossa Ryan, 4-5 Fav) 1; Glasses Up (18-1) 2; Arctic Fox (8-1) 3. Hcap 6 ran. 5 1 /2l, 1 /2l. (C Fellowes). Tote: £1.70; pl £1.20, £5.20. Ex: £14.90. Trifecta: £74.00. CSF: £17.52. 3.15—Present Moment (D E Hogan, 14-1) 1; Oheka (15-8 2nd Fav) 2; Divine Jewel (10-11 Fav) 3. 5 ran. hd, 2 1 /2l. (M Bell). Tote: £13.80; pl £4.10, £1.10. Ex: £35.60. Trifecta: £50.00. CSF: £35.87. Nonrunners: Ammolite, Dajarus, Sky Watcher. Ammolite| Rule 4 applies to All Bets, deduct 5p in the pound. 3.50—Bronze River (T Whelan, 6-1) 1; Balqaa (25-1) 2; King Of Tonga (8-1) 3; Enderman (7-2 Fav) 4. Hcap 18 ran. 1l, 1l, nk. (M Appleby). Tote: £7.30; pl £5.60, £2.20, £1.80, £2.30. Ex: £313.80. Tricast: £1268.70. Trifecta: £2436.40. CSF: £162.40. Non-runners: Presidential, Viva Voce. 4.25—River Tweed (K Shoemark, 7-2) 1; Cape Sunset (5-4 Fav) 2; Bakr (17-2) 3. 5 ran. 2 1 /4l, 2 1 /2l. (C Hills). Tote: £3.70; pl £1.50, £1.40. Ex: £9.60. Trifecta: £26.70. CSF: £8.50. 4.55—Wots The Wifi Code (Miss Chelsea Brooks, 8-1) 1; Licit (9-1) 2; Bad Rabbit (33-1) 3. Hcap 14 ran. 1 /2l, 1 1 /2l. (T Coyle; 9-2 JtFav One To Go, 9-2 JtFav Whitwell). Tote: £8.70; pl £3.20, £3.20, £8.30. Ex: £106.50. Tricast: £2226.42. Trifecta: £2358.40. CSF: £71.48. Non-runner: Only The Brave. Placepot: £67.80 Quadpot: £22.90 uTTOXETER: good 1.55—Geromino (B Hughes, 18-5) 1; Midnight Centurion (7-4 Fav) 2; Rock Legend (10-3 2nd Fav) 3. 10 ran. nk, 8 1 /2l. (D McCain). Tote: £4.20; pl £1.40, £1.20, £1.30. Ex: £12.10. Trifecta: £37.30. CSF: £10.75. Non-runners: King Ferdinand, Samatian. 2.30—Lord Accord (R Patrick, 5-1) 1; Ask A Honey Bee (2-1 Fav) 2; Dog Of War (4-1 2nd Fav) 3. Hcap 7 ran. 1l, 3 /4l. (N Mulholland). Tote: £5.30; pl £2.80, £1.80. Ex: £18.00. Trifecta: £80.50. CSF: £15.63. 3.05—Trincomalee (Bryony Frost, 3-1 JtFav) 1; Thunderstruck (3-1 JtFav) 2; Bannixtown Glory (11-2) 3. Hcap 6 ran. 1 /2l, 20l. (L Wadham). Tote: £3.10; pl £1.70, £2.20. Ex: £12.70. Trifecta: £45.30. CSF: £11.96. Non-runner: Moon Over Germany. 3.40—No No Maestro (P Brennan, 6-4 Fav) 1; Clondaw Promise (4-1 2nd Fav) 2; Normandy Soldier (15-2) 3. Hcap 8 ran. 24l, 2 1 /2l. (F O’Brien). Tote: £2.40; pl £1.10, £1.70, £2.30. Ex: £9.70. Tricast: £33.59. Trifecta: £36.90. CSF: £8.58. Non-runner: Gats And Co. 4.15—Orchard Grove (R Patrick, 11-4 Fav) 1; Lonimoss Bareliere (10-1) 2; Early Morning Dew (16-5 2nd Fav) 3. Hcap 15 ran. 2 1 /2l, 3 /4l. (Kerry Lee). Tote: £3.70; pl £1.50, £3.30, £1.70. Ex: £32.40. Tricast: £96.38. Trifecta: £126.40. CSF: £31.04. 4.50—Presenting Nelly (H Skelton, 3-1 Jt 2nd Fav) 1; Lady Excalibur (13-8 Fav) 2; Becky The Boo (3-1 Jt 2nd Fav) 3. 7 ran. 3 /4l, 1 1 /4l. (D Skelton). Tote: £3.80; pl £1.80, £1.50. Ex: £9.10. Trifecta: £25.20. CSF: £7.83. Non-runners: All In A Tizzy, Camembert Electric. Placepot: £14.80 Quadpot: £3.60

WESTERN 1 – WESTERN DAILY DAILY PRESS PRESS, Saturday, XXXDAY, October MONTH XX, 16, 2009 2021 Racing Desk: 0117 934 3284 57 Racing Strap goes across here and here and here HORSE RACING caTTERicK captain Wessex Selections 1.20 — Ruby Jules 1.55 — Cover Name 2.30 — Admirality 3.05 — Emiyn 1.20 JILL REESE EBF FILLIES’ NOVICE STAKES (Class 5) 7f 2yo Only Winner £4,050 1 (6) 851 MY BONNIE LASSIE (28) (C) K Burke 9-4 S James 2 (2) 0 ALDABRA (9) Sir M Prescott 9-0 R Tate 3 (8) 3 BINT ELMALEK (21) C Hills 9-0 P Hanagan 4 (5) 57 COFFEE MEHMAS (25) K Ryan 9-0 G Lee 5 (3) 9 FORGETMENEVER (26) R Fahey 9-0 T Hamilton 6 (4) 7 NORDHALLA (43) M Johnston 9-0 J Fanning 7 (10) 04 OCTOPHOBIA (59) A Keatley 9-0 L Edmunds 8 (1) 8 PHILOSOPHY (101) (H,T;BF) S & E Crisford 9-0 P J McDonald 9 (9) 4 RUBY JULES (31) D Loughnane 9-0 H Shaw 10 (7) 3743 TUDOR QUEEN (38) K Ryan 9-0 K Stott 2020: Cable News 2-9-0, Paul Mulrennan 11-4 Fav (G Scott), drawn 5, 9 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 7-4 Bint Elmalek, 7-2 My Bonnie Lassie, 6 Others. 1.55 FILLIES’ NOVICE MEDIAN AUCTION STAKES (5) 7f 3yo to 5yo Winner £3,510 1 (6) 222 COVER NAME (39) (BF) G Tuer 3-9-2 S James 2 (1) 4 DIVA DANCER (14) S Kirk 3-9-2 P J McDonald 3 (4) 22348 IMPERIAL EIGHT (26) (V) D O’Meara 3-9-2 M Crehan(3) 4 (3) 528272 NAUGHTY ANA (17) (B) T Easterby 3-9-2 C Hardie 5 (2) 087096 SKEDADDLED (65) R Barr 3-9-2 H Russell(3) 6 (5) 285227 SOVEREIGN MOON (21) D Brown 3-9-2 K Stott 2020: No corresponding race. BETTING FORECAST: Evens Cover Name, 9-4 Imperial Eight, 5 Naughty Ana, 12 Others. 2.30 HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEN SUTCLIFFE HANDICAP (4) 7f 3yo plus Winner £4,149 1 (3) 391561 PRAXEOLOGY (62) (D) D Loughnane 4-9-13 S James 2 (10) 658330 BROKEN SPEAR (8) (P;D) T Coyle 5-9-11 K Schofield(5) 3 (9) -60738 SHARK TWO ONE (70) R Fahey 3-9-10 P Hanagan 4 (4) 269542 ADMIRALITY (8) (D) R Fell 7-9-9 M Crehan(3) 5 (5) 479070 QUEEN’S SARGENT (30) (CD) M Dods 6-9-8 C Beasley 6 (12) 237007 LORD OBERON (9) (V;D) K Burke 6-9-5 P J McDonald 7 (1) 334725 COASE (12) (T,V;BF) D O’Meara 4-9-3 C Hardie 8 (7) 193200 PRINCE OF BEL LIR (17) Joseph Parr 3-9-2 K Stott 9 (2) 6160 SECRET GLOW (28) H Main 3-9-0 C Rodriguez 10 (6) 076652 ONE HART (9) (D) G Tuer 4-8-13 O Stammers(5) 11 (11) 153251 OBEE JO (39) (P;CD) T Easterby 5-8-11 Ella McCain(5) 12 (8) -33636 SIR SEDRIC (82) (T;BF) D Carroll 3-8-7 H Shaw 2020: Erich Bloch 4-9-4, Callum Rodriguez 8-1 (R Fell), drawn 10, 13 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 7-2 Admirality, 5 Praxeology, 6 Obee Jo, 7 One Hart, 8 Coase, 10 Shark Two One, 12 Prince Of Bel Lir, Broken Spear, 14 Others. 3.05 3.40 — Tarboosh 4.15 — Dark Shot 4.50 — Justified Draw Advantage: Low numbers have an advantage in races over five and seven furlongs, high best over six furlongs. Stall Positions: 1m4f Centre; Remainder Inside Racing TV. Going: Good to Soft WILLIAM HILL PICK YOUR PLACES HANDICAP (4) 1m 4f 3yo plus Winner £4,639 1 (6) 113581 FURZIG (28) (CD) R Fahey 6-10-0 B Garritty(3) 2 (9) 394595 GREAT ESTEEM (47) (V;D) A Watson 5-9-12 A Mullen 3 (1) 0-7761 EMIYN (35) D Carroll 4-9-11 H Shaw 4 (2) 458116 THE DANCING POET (41) (P;CD) B Ellison 5-9-4 H Russell(3) 5 (3) 431138 LUNA MAGIC (17) A Watson 7-9-3 JP Sullivan 6 (4) 390-65 OASIS PRINCE (21) (P) M Walford 5-9-2 J Garritty 7 (7) 3/453- NIETZSCHE (J139) (T;CD) B Ellison 8-8-12 C Hardie 8 (5) 431224 LITTLE TED (14) (P;BF) T Easterby 4-8-9 P Hanagan 9 (8) 941421 EYE KNEE (17) (T;CD) T Easterby 3-8-6 D Fentiman 2020: Bollin Joan 5-9-9, Ella McCain(7) 16-1 (T Easterby), drawn 11, 11 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 3 Emiyn, 7-2 Furzig, 5 Eye Knee, 7 Nietzsche, Little Ted, 10 The Dancing Poet, 12 Great Esteem, 14 Luna Magic, 16 Oasis Prince. abc index To Today’s Meetings 3.40 WILLIAM HILL CATTERICK DASH HANDICAP (2) 5f 3yo plus Winner £12,885 1 (10) 004310 SUNDAY SOVEREIGN (28) (T;D) T Easterby 4-9-7 P Hanagan 2 (9) 739344 TARBOOSH (5) (D1) P Midgley 8-9-7 C Hardie 3 (4) 068363 COUNT D’ORSAY (14) (CD) T Easterby 5-9-6 P J McDonald 4 (3) 360025 MAJOR JUMBO (14) (B;BF,D) K Ryan 7-9-2 K Stott 5 (8) 500702 ZARGUN (8) S Dixon 6-9-1 K O’Neill 6 (7) 051155 READY FREDDIE GO (11) (P;D) O Pears 3-8-12 H Russell(3) 7 (2) 311370 ISLE OF LISMORE (65) (CD) R Cowell 3-8-11 O Stammers(5) 8 (6) 014513 MILITIA (14) (CD) P Midgley 6-8-9 G Lee 9 (1) 323135 AUTUMN FLIGHT (16) (D) R Cowell 5-8-8 S James 10 (5) 760217 GLORY FIGHTER (14) (D) I Jardine 5-8-7 A Mullen 2020: Justanotherbottle 6-9-4, Kevin Stott 18-1 (K Ryan), drawn 8, 10 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-2 Zargun, 5 Militia, Count D’Orsay, 7 Major Jumbo, Tarboosh, 8 Autumn Flight, Isle Of Lismore, 12 Sunday Sovereign, 14 Others. Form ZARGUN 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders far side of group, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner towards finish, 2nd of 19, nk behind Illusionist (8-10) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft. COUNT D’ORSAY 9-2 (9-2) Held up, headway chasing leaders 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, rallied well towards finish, went 3rd post, not quite pace to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Boundless Power (8-10) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) hvy. MILITIA 4-1 (9-0) Stumbled start, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, switched right and ran on final furlong, took 3rd final strides, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Gabrial The Devil (9-0) at Chester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft. MAJOR JUMBO 7-2fav (9-2) Awkward leaving stalls, midfield, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 4l behind Gabrial The Devil (9-0) at Chester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft. TARBOOSH 4-1 (9-2) Mid-division on inner, ridden 2f out, steady headway 1f out, no extra thereafter, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Roulston Scar (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f cond Stakes (3) sft. AUTUMN FLIGHT 13-2 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Lipsink (9-2) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep. ISLE OF LISMORE 28-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 8l behind Marks Bear (9-0) at Lingfield 6f Racing League Handicap (0-90) (3yo) (3) pol in Aug. READY FREDDIE GO 6-1 (9-4) Awkwardly away, hung right throughout, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 8l behind Blue De Vega (9-10) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy. SUNDAY SOVEREIGN 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leader close up, lost position and weakened quickly over 2f out, last of 24, 20l behind Bielsa (9-1) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep. GLORY FIGHTER 16-1 (8-3) Chased leader, every chance 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Boundless Power (8-10) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) hvy. 4.15 VETERANS’ HANDICAP (4) 6f 6yo plus Winner £4,752 1 (5) 078222 BOSSIPOP (14) (B;D) T Easterby 8-9-9 C Hardie 2 (6) 205385 GLOBAL SPIRIT (8) (D) R Fell 6-9-7 B Harris(7) 3 (4) 008773 MUSCIKA (8) (P;D) D O’Meara 7-9-7 J Fanning 4 (9) -34600 SAVALAS (14) (P) G Harker 6-9-5 C Beasley 5 (7) 302648 TOMMY TAYLOR (8) (D) G Tuer 7-9-3 S James 6 (3) 322620 ZUMURUD (8) (V;CD) M Walford 6-9-2 Ella McCain(5) 7 (11) 380100 DARK DEFENDER (12) (B;D) Harvey Bastiman 8-9-0 O Stammers(5) 8 (2) 352218 CAPTAIN JAMESON (12) (V;CD) J J Quinn 6-8-11 C Murtagh(3) 9 (1) 654061 DARK SHOT (3) (B) S Dixon 8-8-10(4ex) K O’Neill 10 (12) 869770 REDROSEZORRO (17) (H;CD) E Alston 7-8-6 Morgan Cole(7) 11 (8) 375642 TOMILY (8) (P;C,D) I Jardine 7-8-2 A Mullen 12 (10) 675444 ROUND THE ISLAND (9) (P;D) Simon Whitaker 8-8-2 Jimmy Quinn 2020: Redrosezorro 6-9-7, Jason Hart 11-4 Fav (E Alston), drawn 7, 11 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 4 Dark Shot, 5 Muscika, 6 Bossipop, 8 Tomily, 10 Zumurud, Round The Island, Tommy Taylor, Captain Jameson, 12 Others. 4.50 APPRENTICE HANDICAP (5) 1m 6f 3yo plus Winner £2,862 1 (13) 500/84 NOVIS ADVENTUS (79) (T;D) N Mulholland 9-10-0 P-L Jamin 2 (4) 67398 HACKBERRY (30) B Ellison 4-9-13 O Stammers 3 (8) 503355 THE NAVIGATOR (J13) (CD) D Sayer 6-9-12 G Sanna(5) 4 (1) 883426 DAAWY (14) (P) R Fell 7-9-12 G Bass 5 (7) 431494 JUSTIFIED (18) (D) M Johnston 4-9-11 J Peate(3) 6 (12) 574165 BOLLIN NEIL (17) (P;CD) T Easterby 5-9-11 Ella McCain 7 (9) 04D729 TINDRUM (25) (H) H Main 4-9-10 O McSweeney(3) 8 (6) 133184 PRISON BREAK (27) (D) R Fahey 3-9-9 Alan Persse(3) 9 (3) 33/0-0 THE TWISLER (J32) (P;D) N Mulholland 9-9-7 Elisha Whittington 10 (10) 626143 LORD TORRANAGA (17) P Kirby 6-9-6 Ryan Sexton(5) 11 (11) 64434P MISS ROULETTE (23) (B) R Fell 3-9-2 B Harris(5) 12 (2) 744144 OVERTHINK (32) (B;BF,CD) M Johnston 3-8-12 A Breslin 13 (5) 0-7890 JAMIL (52) (P;C) Miss T Jackson 6-8-11 Z Wheatley(3) 2020: Bollin Neil 4-8-10, Ella McCain(3) 16-5 (T Easterby), drawn 4, 8 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 10-3 Overthink, 11-2 Bollin Neil, 7 Justified, The Navigator, 8 Lord Torranaga, Prison Break, Daawy, 12 Tindrum, 16 Others. WOLVERHaMPTOn 5.00 — Liam’s Lass 5.30 — Tyche 6.00 — Tinsmith 5.00 6.30 — Dubai Hope CAZOO HANDICAP (DIV 1) (Class 6) 1m 1f (AW) 3yo plus Winner £2,700 1 (13) 609776 MAKAMBE (29) (P;CD) C Banham 6-9-10 J Haynes 2 (11) 53-953 LIAM’S LASS (25) (CD) Mrs P Sly 5-9-9 C Howarth(7) 3 (6) 245581 PARTY REBEL (26) (CD) M Johnston 3-9-8 R Kingscote 4 (2) 440 PHLEGON (16) B Meehan 3-9-8 M Dwyer 5 (9) 7-0903 ZAFARANAH (165) (P,T;CD) R Brisland 7-9-7 L Morris 6 (10) 042716 DEFILADE (17) (T;C) Mrs S Leech 5-9-7 S W Kelly 7 (3) 831328 POINT LOUISE (44) H Dunlop 3-9-5 Joanna Mason(3) 8 (7) 882280 CHIAVARI (39) (B) Alexandra Dunn 7-9-4 R Havlin 9 (12) 200937 AUSSIE RASCAL (14) (P) T Ward 3-9-4 D Muscutt 10 (1) 589705 SMART QIBILI (2) (H,P) P McEntee 3-9-3 Grace McEntee(5) 11 (4) 579201 BROUGHTONS FLARE (12) (CD) M Loughnane 5-9-2 P Prince 12 (8) 664435 PIPS TUNE (187) J G O’Shea 3-8-13 C McKee 13 (5) 047062 REGINA GEORGE (12) R Fell 3-8-9 R Scott 2020: Rogue Tide 3-10-0, Edward Greatrex 6-1 (M Loughnane), drawn 4, 10 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-2 Broughtons Flare, 11-2 Regina George, 6 Party Rebel, 7 Defilade, 8 Liam’s Lass, 10 Phlegon, Aussie Rascal, 12 Others. 5.30 CAZOO HANDICAP (DIV 2) (6) 1m 1f (AW) 3yo plus Winner £2,700 1 (7) 814521 RHYME SCHEME (7) (B,T) M Appleby 4-9-10 T Ladd(3) 2 (4) -66309 WILLY NILLY (14) (P,T) D McCain 4-9-9 D Nolan 3 (9) 9-6665 DESTROYER (30) (P) T Tate 8-9-8 T P Queally 4 (3) 770564 NO DIGGITY (26) (C) J Butler 5-9-8 R Dawson 5 (13) 641172 TYCHE (14) (P;CD) B Ellison 4-9-7 C Shepherd 6 (12) 814424 WELL PREPARED (9) (T) M Loughnane 4-9-6 R Kingscote 7 (10) 285823 BEARWITH (19) B Meehan 3-9-4 L Steward 8 (6) 466843 BLACK MEDICK (16) (P;CD) Mrs L Mongan 5-9-4 A Beech(5) 9 (8) 6-0788 STAND FREE (40) (H) Suzzanne France 4-9-4 F McManoman(3) 10 (11) 468904 SPIRIT OF SISRA (74) D Loughnane 3-9-3 D Muscutt 11 (5) -67603 HEAT AND DUST (9) (B) Sir M Prescott 3-9-2 L Morris 12 (1) 070963 MR DIB DAB (12) M Loughnane 4-8-10 S W Kelly 13 (2) -08697 SENORITA EVA ROSE (38) (H) J Unett 3-8-6 Gina Mangan(5) 2020: Recuerdame 4-9-6, Luke Morris 9-2 (S Dow), drawn 6, 10 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-2 Rhyme Scheme, 5 Tyche, 6 Well Prepared, 7 No Diggity, 8 Heat And Dust, Black Medick, 10 Bearwith, 12 Mr Dib Dab, 14 Others. 6.00 HAPPY RETIREMENT TINSMITH HANDICAP (6) 2m 120yds (AW) 3yo plus Winner £2,700 1 (10) -80600 FIRST CHARGE (20) M Loughnane 4-10-0 R Dawson 2 (6) 445521 TINSMITH (34) (P,T) J Snowden 6-9-12 C Shepherd 3 (8) 340316 ROBEAM (12) (V;CD) B Ellison 5-9-12 D Costello 4 (9) 242722 FLYING STANDARD (32) (BF,C) C Wall 4-9-10 G Wood 5 (3) 2-3055 THEMATIC (24) S Kirk 5-9-10 T P Queally 6 (1) 8777-5 TIBBIE DUNBAR (32) W Kittow 5-9-7 N Callan 7 (2) 533250 ALAMBRISTA (19) (B) Sir M Prescott 3-9-4 L Morris 8 (5) -55228 FRAME RATE (151) (P) C J Gray 6-9-0 T Heard(5) 9 (12) 316844 SCHEHERAZADE (17) (P) H Morrison 3-8-13 R Kingscote 10 (7) -88406 BARCA (26) (B) A Forbes 7-8-12 W Cox(3) 11 (13) 70-042 MOOD FOR MISCHIEF (26) (B) J Bennett 6-8-12 Jane Elliott 12 (11) 205481 DANCING MASTER (26) (P;CD) R Teal 3-8-4 G Rooke(3) 13 (4) 0-0568 TELEFINA (32) A West 3-8-4 J Haynes 2020: Uncle Bernie 10-9-5, James Sullivan 20-1 (Sarah Hollinshead), drawn 3, 13 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 4 Tinsmith, 9-2 Flying Standard, 7 Scheherazade, Dancing Master, 8 Mood For Mischief, Thematic, 10 Robeam, 12 Alambrista, 14 Others. 6.30 CAZOO FILLIES’ HANDICAP (4) 6f (AW) 3yo plus Winner £4,590 1 (1) 613333 RESTLESS ENDEAVOUR (6) (D) M Appleby 4-9-10 R Kingscote 2 (4) 124211 ARAMIS GREY (18) (CD) R Guest 4-9-10 C Shepherd 3 (6) 142225 CRAZY LUCK (30) (D) B Millman 3-9-8 R Coakley 4 (7) -2D146 ALGHEED (30) M Loughnane 3-9-6 L Morris 5 (2) 341 DUBAI HOPE (14) (P;C) S bin Suroor 3-9-4 S Cherchi(3) 6 (5) 727380 AMOR DE MI VIDA (16) (P;D) A Watson 3-9-2 C Bennett 7 (3) 451206 AUNT AGATHA (22) K Ryan 3-8-13 N Callan 2020: Melodic Charm 3-9-10, P J McDonald 7-2 Fav (J Tate), drawn 4, 12 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 13-8 Dubai Hope, 5-2 Aramis Grey, 5 Restless Endeavour, 8 Crazy Luck, 12 Aunt Agatha, 14 Algheed, 16 Amor de Mi Vida. captain Wessex Selections Draw Advantage: Little effect. Stall Positions: Inside Sky Sports Racing. Going: Standard 7.00 FOLLOW AT THE RACES ON TWITTER HANDICAP (3) 1m 4f (AW) 3yo plus Winner £6,019 1 (4) 3352-7 FOX VARDY (28) (D) M Meade 5-9-12 R Dawson 2 (5) 776843 THE TRADER (30) (D) M Johnston 5-9-11 D Costello 3 (6) 41-321 HASTY SAILOR (84) (T;D) Sir M Stoute 4-9-7 R Kingscote 4 (1) 141413 PATIENT DREAM (20) R Beckett 3-9-5 H Crouch 5 (2) 33-639 NIBLAWI (16) A West 9-9-0 T P Queally 6 (8) -33100 IMPERIAL SUN (28) (P,T;CD) J & T Gosden 3-9-0 R Havlin 7 (7) 13292 ONESMOOTHOPERATOR (26) D M Simcock 3-8-11 C Shepherd 8 (3) 143908 CENTRAL CITY (26) (P;C,D) I Williams 6-8-10 Bradley Furniss(7) 2020: Here And Now 6-9-12, Rossa Ryan 16-1 (R Beckett), drawn 6, 6 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-4 Hasty Sailor, 4 Onesmoothoperator, 5 Patient Dream, 6 The Trader, Imperial Sun, 7 Fox Vardy, 25 Niblawi, Central City. 7.30 ATTHERACES.COM NOVICE STAKES (5) 1m 1f 104yds (AW) 3yo plus Winner £3,510 1 (12) 21 EMBLEM EMPIRE (25) (T) J & T Gosden 3-9-9 R Havlin 2 (9) ATACAMA DESERT (T) Sir M Stoute 3-9-2 R Kingscote 3 (6) 8 CAVALLO GRIGIO (37) W Kittow 3-9-2 S W Kelly 4 (4) 3 MASTER OF COMBAT (47) K Frost 3-9-2 T Whelan 5 (5) 56 MOTARAJJA (148) M Tregoning 3-9-2 D Costello 6 (13) 7 RACE CARD (141) (H) D M Simcock 3-9-2 C Shepherd 7 (3) 6 SHIP TO SHORE (54) P Chamings 3-9-2 H Crouch 8 (10) 5 TRAILA (175) Sir M Stoute 3-9-2 D Muscutt 9 (7) 44 VIRGO (20) C Fellowes 3-9-2 S Donohoe 10 (2) QUIET PRIDE (J365) (H) M Herrington 5-9-1 R Winston 11 (1) FAMOUS STAR (T) S & E Crisford 3-8-11 N Callan 12 (11) 5 MY JEANIE RAI (10) P McEntee 3-8-11 Grace McEntee(5) 13 (8) 0 SWISS MAGIC (24) A Wintle 3-8-11 T Heard(5) 2020: Aim For The Stars 3-8-11, P J McDonald 13-2 (J Tate), drawn 8, 10 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 11-8 Emblem Empire, 9-2 Atacama Desert, 7 Others. 8.00 CAZOO NOVICE STAKES (GBB RACE) (5) 1m 1f (AW) 2yo Only Winner £3,510 1 (5) 51 MAJESTIC FIGHTER (32) (CD) R Charlton 9-9 R Kingscote 2 (10) 5 ARMY GENERAL (50) J & T Gosden 9-2 R Havlin 3 (6) 0 AT THE DOUBLE (11) Sir M Prescott 9-2 L Morris 4 (2) CYNICAL POINT S & E Crisford 9-2 N Callan 5 (9) 82 GLIDING BAY (15) I Mohammed 9-2 R Dawson 6 (7) 06 PRINCE OF PERSIA (44) (P) T Dascombe 9-2 Jane Elliott 7 (1) 3 SYMBOL OF LIGHT (23) C Appleby 9-2 R Winston 8 (3) 5 TRAVESURAS (43) C Fellowes 9-2 S Donohoe 9 (4) 84 VIADELAMORE (44) J Ferguson 9-2 D Muscutt 10 (8) 50 BEAUTIFUL COLOUR (37) S bin Suroor 8-11 D Costello 2020: Noman 2-9-5, Callum Shepherd 11-4 (H Palmer), drawn 11, 12 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 5-4 Symbol Of Light, 2 Majestic Fighter, 8 Cynical Point, 12 Others. 8.30 7.00 — Hasty Sailor 7.30 — Atacama Desert 8.00 — Symbol Of Light 8.30 — The Gloaming FREE TIPS ON ATTHERACES.COM HANDICAP (6) 5f (AW) 3yo plus Winner £2,700 1 (7) 855731 BRAZEN BELLE (12) (C,D) D O’Meara 3-9-10 R Kingscote 2 (1) 452571 THE GLOAMING (5) (D) I Jardine 3-9-8(6ex) J Gormley 3 (2) 211325 DARK SIDE PRINCE (32) (P;D) Jessica Macey 4-9-6 T Hammer Hansen 4 (9) 845126 TOPLIGHT (21) (B;CD) C Banham 3-9-6 J Haynes 5 (4) 224062 RED WALLS (16) (CD) L Williamson 3-9-5 D Costello 6 (3) 407221 NACHO (12) (T;CD) D McCain 3-9-4 D Nolan 7 (5) 134335 GLAMOROUS FORCE (35) (BF,D) R Harris 4-9-3 T Whelan 8 (6) 074538 BILLY DYLAN (12) (P;D) Suzzanne France 6-8-7 F McManoman(3) 9 (8) 579486 RED STRIPES (22) (V;D2) L Williamson 9-8-7 R Dawson 10 (10) 08-68 GIZZA JOB (12) (B) M Mullineaux 3-8-7 T Heard(5) 2020: Smokey 3-9-2, William Carson 13-2 (C Wallis), drawn 10, 9 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-4 Brazen Belle, 9-2 The Gloaming, 6 Nacho, 7 Others. A - Ascot, C - Catterick, F - Ffos Las, M - Market Rasen, S - Stratford, W - Wolverhampton. Accidental Agent ........... A 4.30 Adayar ........................... A 3.50 Addeybb ........................ A 3.50 Admirality ...................... C 2.30 Ainsdale......................... A 2.00 Al Aasy ........................... A 3.50 Al Kherb ......................... S 2.55 Al Rufaa ......................... A 4.30 Alambrista .................... W 6.00 Albaflora ........................ A 2.35 Alcohol Free .................. A 3.10 Aldaary .......................... A 4.30 Aldabra .......................... C 1.20 Algheed ........................ W 6.30 Ali The Hunter .................F 2.50 Alkademon .....................F 2.50 Alramz............................ S 2.20 Amarillo Sky ...................F 4.35 Amelia’s Dance ............. S 5.15 Amor de Mi Vida ........... W 6.30 Aramis Grey ................. W 6.30 Army General ............... W 8.00 Art Power ....................... A 2.00 Ascot Day ...................... S 2.20 At Poets Cross ..............M 1.35 At The Double ............... W 8.00 Atacama Desert ............ W 7.30 Aunt Agatha .................. W 6.30 Aussie Rascal .............. W 5.00 Autumn Flight ............... C 3.40 Azano ............................. A 2.00 Baaeed ........................... A 3.10 Ballintubber Boy ........... S 1.45 Ballyandy........................F 4.35 Ballyhawkish ..................F 5.40 Barca............................. W 6.00 Barden Bella ...................F 5.05 Baron Samedi ................ A 1.25 Bearwith ....................... W 5.30 Beautiful Colour ........... W 8.00 Beccaccino.................... S 1.45 Begoodtoyourself .........M 3.55 Belle Na Bann .................F 1.40 Benbatl .......................... A 3.10 Berkshire Rocco ........... A 1.25 Beyond The Clouds ......M 2.45 Billy Dylan .................... W 8.30 Bint Elmalek .................. C 1.20 Black Medick ................ W 5.30 Blue Heather ...................F 1.40 Bollin Neil ...................... C 4.50 Bolshoi Ballet ................ A 3.50 Bossipop ....................... C 4.15 Brando ........................... A 2.00 Brazen Belle ................. W 8.30 Breaking Waves ............M 2.10 Broken Spear ................ C 2.30 Broughtons Flare ......... W 5.00 Bullion ............................F 2.15 Cadzand ..........................F 4.00 Caius Marcius ...............M 2.10 Calarules ........................F 2.50 Calico ..............................F 4.35 Callisto’s King ................F 5.40 Captain Jameson .......... C 4.15 Captain Tommy .............M 3.20 Casablanca Mix .............M 3.20 Cavallo Grigio .............. W 7.30 Central City ................... W 7.00 Charle Brune .................M 3.55 Check My Pulse .............M 3.55 Cheer’s Delboy .............. S 4.40 Chiavari ........................ W 5.00 Cilluirid ..........................M 3.55 Coachella Green ........... S 2.20 Coase ............................. C 2.30 Coffee Mehmas ............. C 1.20 Copper Cove ..................F 5.40 Cordey Dancer ...............F 1.40 Coriano Ridge ...............M 4.25 Cormier ...........................F 4.35 Count D’Orsay ............... C 3.40 Cover Name ................... C 1.55 Crazy Luck .................... W 6.30 Creative Force ............... A 2.00 Crystal Gazing ............... S 4.05 Current Mood .................F 1.40 Cynical Point ................ W 8.00 Czech Her Out ................F 3.25 Daawy ............................ C 4.50 Dancing Master ............ W 6.00 Dans Le Vent...................F 4.35 Dark Defender ............... C 4.15 Dark Shot ....................... C 4.15 Dark Side Prince........... W 8.30 Dashing Roger .............. A 4.30 Decorated ......................M 4.25 Defilade......................... W 5.00 Destroyer ...................... W 5.30 Diamond Gait ................ S 4.05 Diego Du Charmil ...........F 4.35 Dino Velvet ....................M 2.45 Dionysis.........................M 1.35 Diva Dancer ................... C 1.55 Dobryn ............................F 4.35 Dolly McQueen .............. S 2.20 Don Alvaro ..................... S 1.45 Don’t Stop Now ............. S 1.45 Dr Oakley ....................... S 2.20 Dragon Symbol ............. A 2.00 Drash On Ruby ...............F 1.40 Dubai Honour ................ A 3.50 Dubai Hope ................... W 6.30 Due Reward ...................M 3.20 Dutch Admiral ............... S 2.20 Dynamic Kate .................F 3.25 Earlofthecotswolds ......M 2.10 Early Morning Dew ........ S 5.15 Emblem Empire ............ W 7.30 Emiyn ............................. C 3.05 Escobar ......................... A 4.30 Eshaada ......................... A 2.35 Euchen Glen .................. A 3.50 Eye Knee ........................ C 3.05 Fact Flow ....................... S 4.40 Fair Star .........................M 1.35 Fairlawn Flyer .................F 3.25 Famous Star ................. W 7.30 Fast Deal ........................M 1.35 Fast Deal ........................ S 2.55 File Illico .........................F 2.15 First Charge .................. W 6.00 Flying Garry ....................F 2.15 Flying Standard ............ W 6.00 Foillan ............................M 1.35 Forgetmenever.............. C 1.20 Fort De L’Ocean ............ S 2.55 Fox Vardy ...................... W 7.00 Foxes Tales.................... A 3.50 Frame Rate ................... W 6.00 Francky Du Berlais........M 3.20 Furzig ............................. C 3.05 Galore Desassences .....M 1.35 Game Of War .................M 2.10 Genever Dragon ............ S 5.15 Gerritzen ........................M 1.00 Gizza Job ...................... W 8.30 Glamorous Force ......... W 8.30 Glen Shiel ...................... A 2.00 Gliding Bay ................... W 8.00 Glimpse Of Gala ............M 1.00 Global Spirit .................. C 4.15 Glory And Fortune..........F 4.35 Glory Fighter ................. C 3.40 Gortroe Joe ...................M 3.20 Great Esteem ................. C 3.05 Gustavus Weston.......... A 2.00 Guy.................................M 3.20 Hackberry ...................... C 4.50 Hamish........................... A 1.25 Hang In There .................F 4.35 Happy Power ................. A 2.00 Happy Romance ............ A 2.00 Hard To Forget ............... S 3.30 Harde Fashion ............... S 1.45 Harry The Norseman ..... S 2.20 Hashtag Val ....................F 1.40 Hasty Sailor .................. W 7.00 Heat And Dust............... W 5.30 Hector’s Here ................M 1.35 Hey Bob ......................... S 5.15 Highfield Princess ........ A 2.00 Hoorayforhannah ..........M 1.00 Humaniste ..................... S 2.55 Imperial Eight ................ C 1.55 Imperial Sun ................. W 7.00 In Rem .............................F 3.25 Indeed ............................ A 4.30 Invite .............................. A 2.35 Isle Of Lismore .............. C 3.40 Jamil .............................. C 4.50 Johan ............................. A 4.30 Joyful Song ....................F 5.40 Just Got To Get On .........F 2.15 Justified ......................... C 4.50 Kayf Taoi .........................F 5.40 Keep Busy ..................... A 2.00 Kenzai Warrior ............... A 4.30 Kiera Royale ...................F 5.05 Kilchreest Moon ............ S 2.20 King Alfonso .................. S 3.30 King Leonidas ............... A 4.30 Kingston King ................F 3.25 Kinross .......................... A 2.00 L’Es Fremantle .............. S 4.40 La Joconde .................... A 2.35 Lady Bowthorpe ............ A 3.10 Lady Hayes .................... A 2.35 Lady Samson ................M 4.25 Larcadio......................... S 4.40 Last Empire ................... A 2.00 Le Fils De Force .............M 4.25 Leading Choice ..............F 5.40 Leoncavallo ....................F 4.35 Liam’s Lass .................. W 5.00 Lily Glitters .....................F 3.25 Litterale Ci .....................M 2.10 Little Ted ........................ C 3.05 Logan’s Choice ............. S 2.55 Lord Glitters .................. A 3.10 Lord Oberon .................. C 2.30 Lord Torranaga.............. C 4.50 Lough Salt ..................... S 4.40 Luna Magic .................... C 3.05 Mac Swiney ................... A 3.50 Magical Morning ........... A 4.30 Majestic Fighter ........... W 8.00 Major Jumbo ................. C 3.40 Makambe ...................... W 5.00 Makka Pakka ................. S 3.30 Malinas Island ................F 2.50 Maninsane .....................M 1.35 Manintheshadows .........F 2.50 Maria Magdalena ........... S 4.05 Marie’s Diamond ........... A 4.30 Marilyn Monroe ..............F 5.05 Mariners Moon .............. S 4.40 Mario De Pail...................F 4.00 Martello Sky ...................M 2.10 Master Of Combat ........ W 7.30 Master Of Reality ........... A 1.25 Master Of Spin ................F 2.15 Master Of The Seas ....... A 3.10 Masterdream ................. S 2.20 Matthew Flinders .......... A 4.30 Mayway ..........................M 4.25 Militia ............................. C 3.40 Minzaal........................... A 2.00 Miraculous Getaway .....M 3.55 Mishriff ........................... A 3.50 Miss Roulette ................ C 4.50 Monsieur Lecoq .............F 4.35 Montatham .................... A 4.30 Mood For Mischief ....... W 6.00 Moonamacaroona .........M 1.00 Morando ........................ A 1.25 Motarajja ....................... W 7.30 Mother Earth .................. A 3.10 Movethechains.............. S 4.40 Mr Dib Dab .................... W 5.30 Mr Mafia ......................... S 3.30 Mr Muldoon ...................M 3.20 Muscika ......................... C 4.15 My Bonnie Lassie .......... C 1.20 My Jeanie Rai ............... W 7.30 Mystery Angel ............... A 2.35 Nacho............................ W 8.30 Nando Parrado .............. A 2.00 Naughty Ana .................. C 1.55 Niblawi .......................... W 7.00 Nicholas T ...................... A 1.25 Nietzsche ....................... C 3.05 Nightfly .......................... S 3.30 Njord .............................. A 3.10 No Diggity ..................... W 5.30 Nordhalla ....................... C 1.20 Novis Adventus ............. C 4.50 Nugget ........................... A 4.30 Numbers Man .................F 2.15 O’grady’s Boy ............... S 4.40 Oasis Prince .................. C 3.05 Obee Jo .......................... C 2.30 Obey The Rules .............M 3.55 Octophobia .................... C 1.20 Oh This Is Us ................. A 4.30 On My Command ...........M 1.00 On The Quiet ...................F 5.05 One Forty Seven............ S 3.30 One Hart ......................... C 2.30 Onesmoothoperator .... W 7.00 Orchestrated ................. S 4.40 Ordered Lives ................ S 4.05 Oriental Cross ................F 5.05 Our Star In Heaven ........M 4.25 Outback Frontiers ..........F 5.40 Overthink ....................... C 4.50 Palace Pier ..................... A 3.10 Party Rebel ................... W 5.00 Pateen ............................ S 5.15 Patient Dream ............... W 7.00 Philosophy .................... C 1.20 Phlegon ........................ W 5.00 Pic D’Orhy ......................F 4.00 Picturesque View .......... S 2.20 Pillar Of Steel ................. S 4.05 Pips Tune ...................... W 5.00 Poetic Music ..................M 4.25 Point Louise ................. W 5.00 Pollards Fen .................. S 1.45 Post Chaise ...................M 1.35 Powerful Position ..........F 2.15 Praxeology .................... C 2.30 Presenting Pete .............M 1.35 Prince Of Bel Lir ............ C 2.30 Prince Of Persia ........... W 8.00 Princess Zoe ................. A 1.25 Prison Break .................. C 4.50 Queen’s Sargent ........... C 2.30 Quiet Pride .................... W 7.30 Race Card ..................... W 7.30 Racing Spirit ...................F 2.50 Rafferty ..........................M 3.55 Raise You ....................... A 4.30 Ready Freddie Go ......... C 3.40 Rebel Leader ................. S 4.40 Rebel Royal ................... S 2.20 Red Risk ........................M 3.20 Red Stripes ................... W 8.30 Red Walls ...................... W 8.30 Redrosezorro ................ C 4.15 Regina George ............. W 5.00 Remember The Man .......F 3.25 Restless Endeavour .... W 6.30 Rhoscolyn ..................... A 4.30 Rhyme Scheme ............ W 5.30 Robeam ........................ W 6.00 Roberto Escobarr ......... A 1.25 Rohaan .......................... A 2.00 Romanor ........................ S 3.30 Roseisaroseisarose.......F 5.05 Round The Island .......... C 4.15 Ruby Jules ..................... C 1.20 Ruthless Article ..............F 4.00 Saddlers Quest ..............F 2.50 Saltonstall ..................... A 4.30 Sammeo......................... S 5.15 Sandringham .................M 4.25 Sarceaux........................ S 5.15 Sarsen............................M 4.25 Savalas .......................... C 4.15 Scarface..........................F 5.40 Scheherazade .............. W 6.00 Scottsdale ..................... S 2.20 Sealiway ........................ A 3.50 Secret Glow ................... C 2.30 Senior Citizen ................M 3.20 Senorita Eva Rose........ W 5.30 Serjeant Painter ............ S 2.20 Shark Two One .............. C 2.30 Shelir.............................. A 4.30 Shentri ........................... S 3.30 Shetland Bus .................M 2.10 Ship To Shore ............... W 7.30 Sienna Royale ................F 3.25 Simply Red ....................M 4.25 Sir Busker ...................... A 4.30 Sir Sedric ....................... C 2.30 Skedaddled ................... C 1.55 Smart Qibili ................... W 5.00 Snowfall ......................... A 2.35 Solstalla ......................... S 4.05 Solwara One ...................F 4.00 Sovereign Moon ............ C 1.55 Spirit Of Sisra ............... W 5.30 Spirittappergoode .........M 4.25 Splinter .......................... S 2.55 Stadmallen .....................F 2.50 Stand Free .................... W 5.30 Stephanie Sunshine ......F 2.50 Sticky Situation ............. S 5.15 Stolen Silver ..................M 2.45 Stradivarius ................... A 1.25 Sunday Sovereign ........ C 3.40 Sunray Major ................. A 4.30 Swiss Magic ................. W 7.30 Symbol Of Light ........... W 8.00 Symbolize ...................... A 4.30 Take Em Out .................. S 3.30 Taqwaa ........................... S 5.15 Tarboosh ....................... C 3.40 Tashkhan ....................... A 1.25 Telefina ......................... W 6.00 Telekinetic ..................... S 2.55 The Boat .........................F 3.25 The Boola Boss ..............F 5.40 The Dancing Poet .......... C 3.05 The Gloaming ............... W 8.30 The Mediterranean ........ A 1.25 The Navigator ................ C 4.50 The Revenant ................ A 3.10 The Trader .................... W 7.00 The Twisler .................... C 4.50 The Wise Traveller ......... S 1.45 Thematic ....................... W 6.00 Thunder Moon ............... A 2.00 Tibbie Dunbar ............... W 6.00 Timely Gift ......................F 3.25 Tindrum ......................... C 4.50 Tinsmith ........................ W 6.00 To Be Sure ......................F 2.50 Tomily ............................ C 4.15 Tommy Taylor ................ C 4.15 Toplight ......................... W 8.30 Traila ............................. W 7.30 Travesuras.................... W 8.00 Tribal Craft ..................... A 2.35 Triple Nickle ................... S 4.05 Trolley Boy ....................M 4.25 Trueshan........................ A 1.25 Tudor Queen .................. C 1.20 Tuff McCool ...................M 3.55 Turnaway ....................... S 1.45 Tyche ............................ W 5.30 Umbrigado ......................F 4.35 Uno Mas ..........................F 2.50 Vadream......................... A 2.00 Valentine’s Turf ..............F 2.15 Ventura Diamond .......... A 2.00 Viadelamore ................. W 8.00 Virgo ............................. W 7.30 Wadmal ..........................M 4.25 Waikiki Waves ............... S 3.30 Watching Brief ................F 3.25 Well Prepared ............... W 5.30 Whenthepennydrops .....F 1.40 Whispering Gypsy ........ S 4.05 Wilderness .................... S 4.05 Willy Nilly ...................... W 5.30 Winged Isle ....................M 2.10 Young Fire ..................... A 4.30 Zafaranah ..................... W 5.00 Zamani ...........................M 3.55 Zargun ........................... C 3.40 Zumurud ........................ C 4.15

58 1 – WESTERN DAILY PRESS, XXXDAY, MONTH XX, 2009 Saturday, October 16, 2021 Racing WESTERN Desk: 0117 DAILY 934 PRESS 3284 HORSE RACING Racing Strap goes across here and here and here aScOT captain Wessex Selections 1.25 — Stradivarius 2.00 — Creative Force 2.35 — Snowfall 1.25 BRITISH CHAMPIONS LONG DISTANCE CUP (GP 2) (Class 1) 2m 3yo plus Winner £283,550 ITV1 1 1-1153 BARON SAMEDI (34)(P,T,D) 4-9-7 ....... D McMonagle (2) Runs: 14 Wins: 7(S,F,G) Places: 1 £won £321,702 Trainer: J P O’Brien (IRE) Owner: Lech Racing Ltd 2 421-22 BERKSHIRE ROCCO (36)(P,BF,C) 4-9-7 .....J Watson (3) Runs: 11 Wins: 2(S,G) Places: 5 £242,069 Trainer: A Balding Owner: Berkshire Parts & Panels Ltd 3 12/4-1 HAMISH (42) 5-9-7 .................................. T Marquand (1) Runs: 8 Wins: 4(S,F,A,GS) Places: 2 £207,548 Trainer: W Haggas Owner: Mr B Haggas 4 0-2510 MASTER OF REALITY (34) 6-9-7 ......... James Doyle (12) Runs: 22 Wins: 5(S,F) Places: 6 £378,875 Trainer: J P O’Brien (IRE) Owner: Lloyd J Williams Syndicate 5 436934 MORANDO (23)(P,C) 8-9-7 .......................... Doubtful (6) Runs: 31 Wins: 7(S,GS,G) Places: 5 £280,195 Trainer: A Balding Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd 6 050300 NICHOLAS T (7)(H,D) 9-9-7 ...................P Mulrennan (11) Runs: 68 Wins: 11(S,F,A,GS,G) Places: 12 £244,065 Trainer: J Goldie Owner: Mr James Callow & Mr J S Goldie 7 -51462 ROBERTO ESCOBARR (23)(P,T) 4-9-7 ....... W Buick (4) Runs: 8 Wins: 2(F,G) Places: 2 £52,464 Trainer: W Haggas Owner: Mr Hussain Alabbas Lootah 8 -14112 STRADIVARIUS (14)(CD2) 7-9-7 ..................L Dettori (10) Runs: 31 Wins: 19(S,F,A,G) Places: 6 £3,146,595 Trainer: J & T Gosden Owner: Mr B E Nielsen 9 1-2611 TRUESHAN (14)(CD) 5-9-7 ............................ H Doyle (9) Runs: 15 Wins: 9(S,A,GS,G) Places: 2 £796,653 Trainer: A King Owner: SINGULA PARTNERSHIP 10 -94225 PRINCESS ZOE (14) 6-9-4 .................... J M Sheridan (7) Runs: 27 Wins: 7(S) Places: 9 £324,673 Trainer: A Mullins (IRE) Owner: Patrick F Kehoe/mrs P Crampton 11 191255 TASHKHAN (14) 3-8-13 .......................... B Robinson (8) Runs: 11 Wins: 3(S) Places: 1 £71,408 Trainer: B Ellison Owner: Mr P Boyle 12 244232 THE MEDITERRANEAN (20)(P,BF) 3-8-13 R L Moore (5) Runs: 8 Wins: 1(G) Places: 4 £174,134 Trainer: A P O’Brien (IRE) Owner: Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tab 2020: Trueshan 4 9 7, Hollie Doyle 11-1 (A King), drawn (11), 13 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 11-8 Trueshan, 7-2 Stradivarius, 6 Hamish, 8 Baron Samedi, Princess Zoe, 14 Berkshire Rocco, 16 The Mediterranean, 25 Roberto Escobarr, 33 Others. Form TRUESHAN 2-1fav (9-2) Mid-division, headway to join leaders 2f out, drew clear final furlong, won at ParisLongchamp(FR) 2m 4f Grp 1 sft beating Stradivarius (9-2) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran. STRADIVARIUS 3-1 (9-2) Front rank, disputing lead 2f out, kept on but no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Trueshan (9-2) at ParisLongchamp(FR) 2m 4f Grp 1 sft. HAMISH 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden at 2f, kept on and made headway inside 2f, ran on well inside final furlong to lead close home, won gamely, won at Kempton 1m 4f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol in Sep beating Hukum (9-8) by nk, 5 ran. BARON SAMEDI 6-1 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden to close in 7th 3f out, stayed on into 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Sonnyboyliston (9-11) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep. PRINCESS ZOE 5-1 (8-12) Always mid-division, effort 2f out, not reached leaders, 5th of 13, 8l behind Trueshan (9-2) at ParisLongchamp(FR) 2m 4f Grp 1 sft. BERKSHIRE ROCCO 4-6fav (9-5) Bit keen tracking leader, led inside final 2f, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Quickthorn (9-9) at Salisbury 1m 6f cond Stakes (2) gd in Sep. THE MEDITERRANEAN 1-1fav (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along in 4th 3f out, soon ridden, moderate 3rd 2f out, 3rd and no impression on winner 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, not trouble easy winner, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Search For A Song (9-8) at Curragh 2m Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep. 2.00 3.10 — Baaeed 3.50 — Addeybb (nb) 4.30 — Nugget (nap) Draw Advantage: No significant advantage. Stall Positions: Straight Far Side; Round Inside ITV1: 1.25, 2.00, 2.35, 3.10, 3.50, 4.30. Sky Sports Racing. Going: Good to Soft QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SPRINT STKS (GROUP 1) (1) 6f 3yo plus Winner £301,272 ITV1 1 326844 AINSDALE (14)(P,D) 4-9-2 .................................C Lee (14) Runs: 17 Wins: 4(S) Places: 4 £72,093 Trainer: K Burke Owner: Mr David W Armstrong 2 634851 ART POWER (21)(C,D3) 4-9-2 .................S De Sousa (20) Runs: 14 Wins: 5(S,A,GS,G) Places: 2 £229,730 Trainer: T Easterby Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd 3 253231 AZANO (14)(T) 5-9-2 ........................................S Gray (7) Runs: 21 Wins: 3(GS,G) Places: 4 £141,723 Trainer: D O’Meara Owner: M J & L A Taylor & Partner 4 287743 BRANDO (25)(BF,D7) 9-9-2 ...........................T Eaves (13) Runs: 52 Wins: 9(S,F,GS,G) Places: 16 £1,142,899 Trainer: K Ryan Owner: Mrs Angie Bailey 5 426005 GLEN SHIEL (14)(B,BF,CD) 7-9-2 .................. H Doyle (2) Runs: 33 Wins: 8(S,A) Places: 10 £606,466 Trainer: A Watson Owner: Hambleton Racing XXXVI & Partner 6 661216 GUSTAVUS WESTON (34)(D4) 5-9-2 ....... G F Carroll (16) Runs: 18 Wins: 4(S) Places: 3 £170,418 Trainer: Joseph G Murphy (IRE) Owner: Mr Alfred Sweetnam 7 354936 HAPPY POWER (49)(D) 5-9-2 ..................... R Hornby (19) Runs: 25 Wins: 7(S,F,GS,G) Places: 4 £331,442 Trainer: A Balding Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd 8 661154 KINROSS (13)(BF) 4-9-2 ...............................L Dettori (17) Runs: 13 Wins: 4(S,A,GS) £204,781 Trainer: R Beckett Owner: Mr Marc Chan 9 111526 CREATIVE FORCE (42)(C,D4) 3-9-1 ............ W Buick (5) Runs: 9 Wins: 5(S,F,GS) Places: 1 £144,616 Trainer: C Appleby Owner: Godolphin 10 222234 DRAGON SYMBOL (34)(BF,D3) 3-9-1 ........O Murphy (3) Runs: 10 Wins: 4(F,A) Places: 5 £336,198 Trainer: A Watson Owner: Mr Yoshiro Kubota 11 4113-2 MINZAAL (14)(D2) 3-9-1 ............................ J Crowley (4) Runs: 5 Wins: 2(F,G) Places: 2 £96,202 Trainer: Owen Burrows Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd 12 -44050 NANDO PARRADO (42)(P,CD) 3-9-1 ..............A Kirby (12) Runs: 9 Wins: 1(G) Places: 2 £119,412 Trainer: C Cox Owner: Mrs Marie McCartan 13 111095 ROHAAN (34)(CD2) 3-9-1 .......................... R L Moore (15) Runs: 17 Wins: 7(F,S,A) Places: 1 £187,581 Trainer: P Evans Owner: Chris Kiely Racing Ltd & Mr J Tomkins 14 -07209 THUNDER MOON (35) 3-9-1 ................... T Marquand (11) Runs: 8 Wins: 2(G) Places: 2 £263,097 Trainer: J P O’Brien (IRE) Owner: Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez 15 113243 HIGHFIELD PRINCESS (14)(BF,C) 4-8-13........ J Hart (18) Runs: 20 Wins: 7(S,F,A,G) Places: 8 £149,709 Trainer: J J Quinn Owner: Trainers House Enterprises Ltd 16 175934 KEEP BUSY (14)(B,D2) 4-8-13 ............. James Doyle (8) Runs: 28 Wins: 5(F,S) Places: 9 £190,493 Trainer: J J Quinn Owner: Mrs Doreen Tabor 17 8-2519 LAST EMPIRE (13)(D3) 5-8-13 .................D Tudhope (1) Runs: 16 Wins: 5(S,G) Places: 3 £106,654 Trainer: K Ryan Owner: Clipper Logistics 18 150314 HAPPY ROMANCE (42)(D4) 3-8-12 ........... S M Levey (6) Runs: 14 Wins: 6(F,A,G) Places: 1 £289,155 Trainer: R Hannon Owner: The McMurray Family 19 632741 VADREAM (14)(CD) 3-8-12 ......................David Egan (9) Runs: 8 Wins: 2(S,A) Places: 3 £91,436 Trainer: C Fellowes Owner: Mr D R J King 20 320553 VENTURA DIAMOND (14)(D3) 3-8-12 .... J P Spencer (10) Runs: 14 Wins: 3(F,S) Places: 3 £61,715 Trainer: R Fahey Owner: Middleham Park Racing XXVIII 2020: Glen Shiel 6 9 2, Hollie Doyle 16-1 (A Watson), drawn (9), 16 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 4 Dragon Symbol, 9-2 Art Power, 5 Rohaan, 6 Creative Force, 7 Minzaal, 8 Kinross, 12 Vadream, 16 Happy Romance, Glen Shiel, 20 Others. Form DRAGON SYMBOL 5-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden to close 2f out, challenged 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Romantic Proposal (9-3) at Curragh 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep. ART POWER 4-5fav (9-7) Prominent in 2nd, travelling smoothly and on terms from 2f out, led over 1f out, quickly asserted and stayed on well, easily, won at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep beating Twilight Spinner (9-2) by 5l, 9 ran. ROHAAN 18-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and behind, ridden and closer under 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2l behind Romantic Proposal (9-3) at Curragh 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep. CREATIVE FORCE 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, held inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3l behind Emaraaty Ana (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep. MINZAAL 6-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders approaching final 2f, ridden and ran on into 2nd inside final furlong, never going pace to reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Tis Marvellous (9-3) at Ascot 5f Listed stks (1) sft. KINROSS 3-1fav (9-2) Help up, headway 2f out, stayed on, 4th of 16, 4l behind Space Blues (9-2) at ParisLongchamp(FR) 7f Grp 1 (1) hvy. VADREAM 6-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on gamely, won at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy beating King’s Lynn (9-2) by 1l, 12 ran. GLEN SHIEL 9-4fav (9-2) Quickly away, led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2l behind Vadream (8-12) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy. HAPPY ROMANCE 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway and pushed along over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, went third inside final furlong, lost third final strides, 4th of 11, 1l behind Emaraaty Ana (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep. GUSTAVUS WESTON 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, close 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Romantic Proposal (9-3) at Curragh 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep. BRANDO 5-6fav (9-0) Slowly away, held up last in touch, ridden and headway well over 1f out, kept on, always held, 3rd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Danzeno (9-8) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (2) gd in Sep. HAPPY POWER 10-1 (9-4) Chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final 75 yards, 6th of 9, 3l behind Lavender’s Blue (9-1) at Goodwood 1m Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug. THUNDER MOON 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division on inner, ridden 2f out, close 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 9th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Real Appeal (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep. LAST EMPIRE 33-1 (8-12) Led to 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 16, 6l behind Space Blues (9-2) at ParisLongchamp(FR) 7f Grp 1 (1) hvy. HIGHFIELD PRINCESS 9-4fav (9-3) Pulled hard, led, ridden and ran on gamely when strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed and no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind With Thanks (9-0) at Ascot 7f fll lst stks (1) sft. KEEP BUSY 6-1 (8-12) Chased leaders out wide, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tis Marvellous (9-3) at Ascot 5f Listed stks (1) sft. AINSDALE 28-1 (9-2) Always prominent near side rail, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, lost two places towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Vadream (8-12) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy. NANDO PARRADO 28-1 (9-1) Raced keenly, mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 11, 8l behind Emaraaty Ana (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep. VENTURA DIAMOND 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, off the pace towards rear, headway chasing leaders 2f out, not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on well towards finish, not reach leading duo, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Vadream (8-12) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy. AZANO 18-1 (9-0) Led, four lengths clear 3f out, ridden under 2f out, strongly pressed over 1f out, stayed on well, found extra to forge on near finish, won at Redcar 7f Listed stks (1) gd beating Glesga Gal (8-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran. 2.35 BRITISH CHAMPIONS FILLIES & MARES STKS (GROUP 1) (1) 1m 4f 3yo plus Winner £283,550 ITV1 1 -14532 ALBAFLORA (58)(CD) 4-9-5 ..................Rossa Ryan (6) Runs: 10 Wins: 2(S,G) Places: 3 £188,493 Trainer: R Beckett Owner: Miss K Rausing 2 215295 TRIBAL CRAFT (37)(D2) 5-9-5 ...................O Murphy (7) Runs: 22 Wins: 4(S,A,G) Places: 3 £152,769 Trainer: A Balding Owner: Mr J C Smith 3 1-127 ESHAADA (58) 3-8-13 ............................... J Crowley (8) Runs: 4 Wins: 2(S,GS) Places: 1 £81,053 Trainer: R Varian Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd 4 -22151 INVITE (35)(D) 3-8-13 ....................................J F Egan (2) Runs: 6 Wins: 3(S,A,GS) Places: 2 £53,207 Trainer: A Balding Owner: Team Valor 5 5-4225 LADY HAYES (66) 3-8-13 .............................. A Atzeni (1) Runs: 7 Wins: 2(G) Places: 2 £55,951 Trainer: R Varian Owner: Mr George Bolton 6 016330 LA JOCONDE (8) 3-8-13 ................................H Doyle (4) Runs: 12 Wins: 1(G) Places: 3 £131,623 Trainer: A P O’Brien (IRE) Owner: M Tabor/d Smith/mrs J Magnier/westerbe 7 424364 MYSTERY ANGEL (22) 3-8-13 ...................... B Curtis (5) Runs: 16 Wins: 3(F,A,G) Places: 6 £194,904 Trainer: G Boughey Owner: Nick Bradley Racing 27 & Partner 8 111126 SNOWFALL (13)(D3) 3-8-13 ...................... R L Moore (3) Runs: 13 Wins: 5(GS,G) Places: 2 £836,840 Trainer: A P O’Brien (IRE) Owner: Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tab 2020: Wonderful Tonight 3 8 13, William Buick 4-1 Fav (D Menuisier), drawn (9), 12 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 4-5 Snowfall, 5 Albaflora, 11-2 Invite, 7 Eshaada, 20 La Joconde, Tribal Craft, 25 Lady Hayes, 33 Mystery Angel. Form SNOWFALL 4-1 (8-9) Mid-division, hampered making headway 2f out, stayed on one pace, 6th of 15, 5l behind Torquator Tasso (9-5) at ParisLongchamp(FR) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) hvy. ALBAFLORA 16-1 (9-7) In rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway 2f out, chased clear winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Snowfall (8-12) at York 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug. INVITE 5-1 (8-4) Held up, headway 2f out, switched wide entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chester 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gs in Sep beating Alounak (9-3) by 2l, 9 ran. ESHAADA 18-1 (8-12) Keen early, in touch, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 37l behind Snowfall (8-12) at York 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug. TRIBAL CRAFT 14-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up last, headway towards inside chasing leaders over 2f out, 3rd and one pace over 1f out, weakened into 5th close home, 5th of 8, 10l behind Free Wind (8-9) at Doncaster 1m 6f Grp 2 flls (1) gf in Sep. LA JOCONDE 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up, pushed along over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 15, 10l behind Ville De Grace (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 2f flls Group 3 stks (1) gs. 3.10 QUEEN ELIZABETH II STAKES (GROUP 1) (STR) (1) 1m 3yo plus Winner £623,810 ITV1 1 133-21 BENBATL (22)(T,C,D2) 7-9-4 ...................P Cosgrave (4) Runs: 24 Wins: 11(F,A,G) Places: 5 £5,645,802 Trainer: S bin Suroor Owner: Godolphin 2 164424 LORD GLITTERS (42)(BF,CD2) 8-9-4 .......D Tudhope (3) Runs: 40 Wins: 9(S,F,A,G) Places: 12 £2,122,048 Trainer: D O’Meara Owner: Geoff & Sandra Turnbull 3 228340 NJORD (13)(T,CD) 5-9-4 ......................... T Marquand (8) Runs: 27 Wins: 5(S,G) Places: 10 £184,325 Trainer: J Harrington (IRE) Owner: Blessingndisguise Partnership 4 3-1111 PALACE PIER (62)(CD2) 4-9-4 .....................L Dettori (5) Runs: 10 Wins: 9(F,S,A,GS,G) Places: 1 £1,504,948 Trainer: J & T Gosden Owner: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 5 11-342 THE REVENANT (14)(H,CD) 6-9-4 ..............O Peslier (2) Runs: 15 Wins: 9(S,GS,G) Places: 4 £967,918 Trainer: F H Graffard (FR) Owner: Al Asayl France 6 11111 BAAEED (41)(D5) 3-9-1 ............................. J Crowley (10) Runs: 5 Wins: 5(F,GS) £325,667 Trainer: W Haggas Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd 7 122417 LADY BOWTHORPE (55)(BF,CD) 5-9-1 K Shoemark (6) Runs: 17 Wins: 5(F,A,GS,G) Places: 4 £551,460 Trainer: W Jarvis Owner: Ms E L Banks 8 4-2123 MASTER OF THE SEAS (22)(BF,D) 3-9-1 ..... W Buick (7) Runs: 7 Wins: 3(S,F,G) Places: 2 £175,676 Trainer: C Appleby Owner: Godolphin 9 151316 ALCOHOL FREE (59)(CD) 3-8-12 ...............O Murphy (1) Runs: 9 Wins: 5(S,GS,G) Places: 2 £1,016,503 Trainer: A Balding Owner: Mr J C Smith 10 232132 MOTHER EARTH (14)(BF,D2) 3-8-12 ........ R L Moore (9) Runs: 15 Wins: 3(S,F) Places: 10 £857,505 Trainer: A P O’Brien (IRE) Owner: Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tab 2020: The Revenant 5 9 4, Pierre Boudot 5-1 (F H Graffard(Fr)), drawn (6), 14 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 13-8 Palace Pier, 9-4 Baaeed, 8 Alcohol Free, The Revenant, Master Of The Seas, 16 Benbatl, 20 Lady Bowthorpe, Mother Earth, 66 Others. Form PALACE PIER 8-11fav (9-5) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden and led final furlong, ran on well, won at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 1 gd in Aug beating Poetic Flare (8-12) by nk, 8 ran. BAAEED 1-2fav (8-13) Always handy, headway to lead 1f out, ridden and stayed on strongly, won at ParisLongchamp(FR) 1m Grp 1 gs in Sep beating Order Of Australia (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran. THE REVENANT 2-1 (9-2) Mid-division, good headway from 2f out, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Real World (9-2) at ParisLongchamp(FR) 1m Grp 2 sft. MASTER OF THE SEAS 11-8fav (9-0) Tracked leaders stand side, pushed along and headway 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, soon switched left, stayed on, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Benbatl (9-4) at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep. ALCOHOL FREE 9-2 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden well over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 9l behind Mishriff (9-6) at York 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug. BENBATL 13-8 (9-4) Led centre group and overall leader until over 4f out, switched left to press leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on (new track record), won at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep beating Pogo (9-4) by 3/4l, 7 ran. LADY BOWTHORPE 7-4fav (8-13) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 8, 5l behind Grand Glory (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f Grp 1 gs in Aug. MOTHER EARTH 11-4fav (9-0) Close up centre, tracked leaders 3f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Saffron Beach (9-0) at Newmarket 1m flls Grp 1 (1) gd. LORD GLITTERS 7-5fav (9-3) Held up, nudged along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, plugged on into fourth 1f out, never in contention, 4th of 5, 9l behind Artistic Rifles (9-3) at Haydock 1m Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep. NJORD 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, not quicked when ridden 3f out, 11th of 16, 8l behind Space Blues (9-2) at ParisLongchamp(FR) 7f Grp 1 (1) hvy. 3.50 QIPCO CHAMPION STAKES (GROUP 1) (1) 1m 2f 3yo plus Winner £714,546 ITV1 1 11-212 ADDEYBB (105)(P,CD2) 7-9-5 ................ T Marquand (1) Runs: 23 Wins: 12(S,GS,G) Places: 6 £3,369,426 Trainer: W Haggas Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 2 -11224 AL AASY (28)(BF) 4-9-5 ............................. J Crowley (5) Runs: 10 Wins: 4(S,GS,G) Places: 3 £211,467 Trainer: W Haggas Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd 3 512502 EUCHEN GLEN (28)(C,D5) 8-9-5 ...........P Mulrennan (7) Runs: 43 Wins: 12(F,S,GS,G) Places: 8 £460,203 Trainer: J Goldie Owner: Mr W M Johnstone 4 -11321 MISHRIFF (59)(D4) 4-9-5 .........................David Egan (2) Runs: 13 Wins: 7(F,S,GS,G) Places: 3 £12,254,109 Trainer: J & T Gosden Owner: Prince A A Faisal 5 -22114 ADAYAR (13)(C) 3-9-1 .................................. W Buick (9) Runs: 7 Wins: 3(S,F,GS) Places: 2 £1,422,300 Trainer: C Appleby Owner: Godolphin 6 117144 BOLSHOI BALLET (28)(BF,D3) 3-9-1 ........ R L Moore (8) Runs: 9 Wins: 4(G) £500,438 Trainer: A P O’Brien (IRE) Owner: Mrs J Magnier/m Tabor/d Smith/westerbe 7 4-4111 DUBAI HONOUR (14)(T,D3) 3-9-1 ........ James Doyle (10) Runs: 8 Wins: 4(S,F,GS,G) Places: 2 £356,673 Trainer: W Haggas Owner: Mr Mohamed Obaida 8 151212 FOXES TALES (28)(B,CD) 3-9-1 ..............S De Sousa (4) Runs: 7 Wins: 3(S,G) Places: 3 £120,462 Trainer: A Balding Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd 9 414650 MAC SWINEY (35)(BF) 3-9-1 ................. K J Manning (6) Runs: 12 Wins: 4(S) £499,974 Trainer: J S Bolger (IRE) Owner: Mrs J S Bolger 10 5-2825 SEALIWAY (13) 3-9-1 ............................. M Barzalona (3) Runs: 11 Wins: 4(S,GS) Places: 3 £641,796 Trainer: C E Rossi (FR) Owner: Le Haras De La Gousserie 2020: Addeybb 6 9 5, Tom Marquand 9-1 (W Haggas), drawn (11), 10 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 6-4 Mishriff, 2 Adayar, 7 Dubai Honour, Addeybb, 12 Sealiway, 20 Al Aasy, 33 Mac Swiney, Bolshoi Ballet, 50 Others. Form MISHRIFF 9-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, smooth headway over 3f out, pushed along to lead over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, drew clear inside last, impressive, won at York 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug beating Alenquer (8-13) by 6l, 7 ran. ADAYAR 3-1 (8-12) Led 4f out, headed inside final furlong, kept of one pace, 4th of 15, 4l behind Torquator Tasso (9-5) at ParisLongchamp(FR) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) hvy. ADDEYBB 7-2 (9-7) Led, shaken up and headed 3f out, driven over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, kept on, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind St Mark’s Basilica (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul. DUBAI HONOUR 5-2fav (9-1) Rear early, headway 2f out, ran on strongly final furlong, won at ParisLongchamp(FR) 1m 2f Grp 2 sft beating Magny Cours (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran. SEALIWAY 50-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, steady headway from 3f out, stayed on, 5th of 15, 5l behind Torquator Tasso (9-5) at ParisLongchamp(FR) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) hvy. AL AASY 4-6fav (9-6) Held up in touch in 4th, closed going well from 3f out, challenged 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression on leaders inside final 150 yards, 4th of 5, 2l behind Solid Stone (9-6) at Newbury 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep. BOLSHOI BALLET 85-40fav (8-10) 2-3wide,4w1/4,empty, 4th of 7, 6l behind Yibir (8-10) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in Sep. MAC SWINEY 7-2fav (9-8) Disputed lead early, headed after 2f, ridden in 2nd entering straight, 3rd 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 3l behind Real Appeal (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep. FOXES TALES 9-4 (9-0) Chased leader, led over 2f out, hard pressed, stayed on, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Solid Stone (9-6) at Newbury 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep. EUCHEN GLEN 3-1 (9-8) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, never near to challenge, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Maydanny (9-3) at Ayr 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gd in Sep. 4.30 BALMORAL HANDICAP (STR) (2) 1m 3yo plus Winner £103,080 ITV1 1 437243 SIR BUSKER (31)(CD) 5-9-11 .....................O Murphy (3) Runs: 29 Wins: 5(A,GS,G) Places: 10 £221,304 Trainer: W Knight Owner: Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds Xi Racing 2 030844 OH THIS IS US (14)(CD) 8-9-7.................Rossa Ryan (6) Runs: 78 Wins: 16(A,F,GS,G) Places: 17 £722,706 Trainer: R Hannon Owner: Team Wallop 3 20-365 MONTATHAM (84)(D3) 5-9-7 ....................... D O’Neill (16) Runs: 15 Wins: 5(S,F,G) Places: 5 £120,124 Trainer: W Haggas Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd 4 017266 ACCIDENTAL AGENT (14)(P,CD) 7-9-7 ......C Bishop (4) Runs: 37 Wins: 6(F,A,GS,G) Places: 5 £706,036 Trainer: E J-Houghton Owner: Mrs R F Johnson Houghton 5 -81020 MAGICAL MORNING (21)(D3) 4-9-6 ...... J P Spencer (12) Runs: 11 Wins: 3(F,G) Places: 2 £77,518 Trainer: J & T Gosden Owner: Lady Bamford 6 535229 ESCOBAR (14)(T,CD) 7-9-6 ............................A Kirby (2) Runs: 53 Wins: 5(F,S) Places: 14 £416,685 Trainer: D O’Meara Owner: Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited 7 135571 ALDAARY (14)(C2) 3-9-6(6ex)................... J Crowley (11) Runs: 8 Wins: 4(S,GS) Places: 1 £96,648 Trainer: W Haggas Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd 8 704131 DASHING ROGER (70)(CD) 4-9-4 ............... M Ghiani (23) Runs: 21 Wins: 6(F,S,A,GS) Places: 6 £61,771 Trainer: W Stone Owner: Mr Ron Spore 9 42-155 RAISE YOU (81)(D2) 5-9-4 ...............D McMonagle(3) (19) Runs: 12 Wins: 3(GS,G) Places: 3 £64,090 Trainer: J P O’Brien (IRE) Owner: J Palmer-brown/brian Gleeson 10 1-3121 NUGGET (21)(D4) 4-9-4 ............................. R L Moore (7) Runs: 10 Wins: 4(F,GS,G) Places: 3 £59,718 Trainer: R Hannon Owner: Highclere T’bred Racing - Karen Darke 11 -58140 JOHAN (48)(BF,D5) 4-9-4 ....................... T Marquand (17) Runs: 15 Wins: 6(A,GS,G) Places: 1 £61,311 Trainer: W Haggas Owner: Jon and Julia Aisbitt 12 370276 MATTHEW FLINDERS (29)(D) 4-9-3 ............ W Buick (14) Runs: 12 Wins: 2(F,G) Places: 4 £45,751 Trainer: E Walker Owner: Mr S Stuckey 13 622345 RHOSCOLYN (14) 3-9-3............................D Tudhope (5) Runs: 18 Wins: 4(S,F,GS) Places: 3 £118,786 Trainer: D O’Meara Owner: The Horse Watchers 14 065407 SALTONSTALL (25)(P,T,D4) 7-9-3 ..C J MacRedmond(5) (10) Runs: 43 Wins: 7(S,A,G) Places: 6 £265,192 Trainer: A McGuinness (IRE) Owner: Dooleys & O’Sullivan Partnership 15 1/16-3 KING LEONIDAS (28)(D) 4-9-3 ............. James Doyle (8) Runs: 4 Wins: 2(S,G) Places: 1 £15,360 Trainer: J & T Gosden Owner: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 16 608-P1 KENZAI WARRIOR (17)(D2) 4-9-3(6ex)......... H Doyle (22) Runs: 8 Wins: 3(S,A,G) £38,875 Trainer: R Teal Owner: Rae And Carol Borras 17 126537 MARIE’S DIAMOND (21)(D3) 5-9-2 .............. A Atzeni (1) Runs: 38 Wins: 7(F,S,GS,G) Places: 7 £283,156 Trainer: M Johnston Owner: Middleham Park Racing LXXXVI 18 070172 SYMBOLIZE (14) 4-9-2 ............................... D Probert (15) Runs: 16 Wins: 2(S,F) Places: 4 £77,176 Trainer: A Balding Owner: Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum 19 229291 SHELIR (8)(P,D3) 5-9-2(6ex) ........................J Watson (13) Runs: 26 Wins: 4(S,GS,G) Places: 7 £97,494 Trainer: D O’Meara Owner: Akela Construction Ltd 20 14-11 SUNRAY MAJOR (15)(C,D) 4-9-1(6ex) .........L Dettori (21) Runs: 4 Wins: 3(A,GS,G) £14,390 Trainer: J & T Gosden Owner: Juddmonte 2020: Njord 4 9 5, Tom Marquand 15-2 (J Harrington(Ire)), drawn (4), 18 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-4 Sunray Major, 5 King Leonidas, 7 Aldaary, 8 Nugget, 16 Rhoscolyn, Escobar, Matthew Flinders, Raise You, Sir Busker, Shelir, 20 Others. Form SUNRAY MAJOR 11-10fav (9-12) Went left start, close up, smooth headway 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Ascot 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs beating Ibiza Rocks (9-1) by 2l, 17 ran. KING LEONIDAS 13-2 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway from 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, no impression on winner, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Injazati (8-8) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep. ALDAARY 10-3fav (9-4) Wore hood to post, tracked leader far side, led overall inside final frlong, came clear final 100 yards, easily, won at Ascot 7f hcap (2) hvy beating Symbolize (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 16 ran. NUGGET 5-2fav (9-11) Slightly hampered start, held up in 5th, closer out wide 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on gamely under pressure, won at Haydock 1m hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep beating Afaak (9-8) by nk, 6 ran. ESCOBAR 9-1 (9-9) Sweating, raced centre, held up in rear, some late headway, never involved, 9th of 16, 16l behind Aldaary (9-4) at Ascot 7f hcap (2) hvy. MATTHEW FLINDERS 12-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 15, 5l behind Silent Escape (8-11) at Newbury 7f Listed stks (1) gs in Sep. RAISE YOU 12-1 (9-10) Middivision, 10th halfway, ridden and not clear run 1 1/2f out, short of room again inside final furlong, kept on without threatening into 5th close home, never nearer, 5th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Sirjack Thomas (8-8) at Galway 1m 1f hcp sft in Jul.

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 59 HORSE RACING 1 – WESTERN DAILY PRESS, XXXDAY, MONTH XX, 2009 Racing Desk: 0117 934 3284 Strap goes across here and here and here Racing FFOS LaS MaRKET RaSEn 1.40 SEEL & CO MARES’ MAIDEN HURDLE (Class 4) 2m 4yo plus Winner £4,084 1 3 BELLE NA BANN (72) N Mulholland 5-11-0 T Scudamore 2 225/P- BLUE HEATHER (356) (T) B Lund 7-11-0 B Godfrey(5) 3 23112- CURRENT MOOD (210) E Williams 6-11-0 A Wedge 4 543- DRASH ON RUBY (238) J Scott 5-11-0 R Dingle 5 5- WHENTHEPENNYDROPS (238) D Skelton 5-11-0 H Skelton 6 CORDEY DANCER (F127) F O’Brien 4-10-13 C Brace 7 33- HASHTAG VAL (354) (BF) N Mulholland 4-10-13 R McLernon 2020: Estelle Ma Belle 6-10-12, Lorcan Williams(3) 5-2 (P Nicholls), 10 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 2 Current Mood, 5-2 Hashtag Val, 5 Drash On Ruby, 6 Whenthepennydrops, 8 Belle Na Bann, 10 Cordey Dancer, 66 Blue Heather. 2.15 CANTER CARPET BY POTTER GROUP HCAP CHASE (5) 2m 4yo plus Winner £2,505 1 /4486- FILE ILLICO (208) Jonjo O’Neill 6-12-1 Jonjo O’Neill Jr 2 564-0 NUMBERS MAN (149) (T) C Tizzard 5-11-12 B J Powell 3 08R/25 MASTER OF SPIN (90) P Bowen 6-11-5 J Bowen 4 0770-0 POWERFUL POSITION (8) (BF) Christian Williams 6-10-9 W T Kennedy 5 /0PUP- JUST GOT TO GET ON (196) (T;BF) O Greenall 7-10-6 H Brooke 6 963-2P VALENTINE’S TURF (27) Christian Williams 6-10-4 J Tudor(3) 7 9395-3 BULLION (19) (T) E Williams 8-10-0 A Wedge 8 95-50P FLYING GARRY (18) (P) D Rees 6-10-0 P Armson(7) 2020: Lots Of Luck 6-11-12, David Bass 2-1 Fav (K Bailey), 11 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 7-2 Valentine’s Turf, 5 Master Of Spin, File Illico, Bullion, 6 Numbers Man, 7 Powerful Position, 8 Just Got To Get On, 14 Flying Garry. 2.50 HANDICAP HURDLE (DIV 1) (5) 3m 4yo plus Winner £2,342 1 76F1-7 TO BE SURE (19) E Williams 6-12-3 Naill Moore(10) 2 /42P-3 CALARULES (18) (T) T Vaughan 8-11-12 A Johns 3 885-31 MANINTHESHADOWS (18) Jonjo O’Neill 6-11-10 Jonjo O’Neill Jr 4 044912 UNO MAS (32) (BF,C) Christian Williams 7-11-8 Mr Ellis Collier(10) 5 34586- SADDLERS QUEST (198) D Hamer 7-11-6 R Patrick 6 095P- STADMALLEN (289) N Twiston-Davies 5-11-4 J Nailor(3) 7 0704- MALINAS ISLAND (207) (T) N Mulholland 6-11-2 S Twiston-Davies 8 7437F5 STEPHANIE SUNSHINE (78) (T) Katy Price 8-10-12 B Poste 9 /1-872 RACING SPIRIT (18) (T,V;D) Dave Roberts 9-10-7 L Stones(7) 10 -82238 ALI THE HUNTER (45) (T) Mrs L Young 8-10-6 B J Powell 11 700-P3 ALKADEMON (19) (P) Miss L Blackford 7-10-6 Sean Houlihan(3) 2020: Memphis Bell 6-11-6, Isabel Williams(5) 15-8 Fav (E Williams), 17 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-4 Manintheshadows, 4 Uno Mas, 6 Racing Spirit, 7 Malinas Island, Calarules, 12 To Be Sure, 14 Ali The Hunter, 16 Others. Form MANINTHESHADOWS 3-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3rd, led before 3 out, soon hung left, driven clear from last, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Sep beating Chosen Shant (11-11) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran. UNO MAS 4-1fav (10-8) Held up in mid-division, jumped right 2nd, hampered 5th, headway after 7th, chased winner from next, unable to get on terms, kept on, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Dante’s View (11-6) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Sep. RACING SPIRIT 10-1 (10-4) Last trio, behind 6th, headway out wide between last two, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Ballymilan (11-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Sep. CALARULES 18-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, led 8th until before 3 out, chased (clear) winner, held when mistake 2 out, 3 lengths down last, no chance with winner, weakened into 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Ballymilan (11-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Sep. 3.25 HANDICAP HURDLE (DIV 2) (5) 3m 4yo plus Winner £2,342 1 76P514 CZECH HER OUT (32) (H,T) M Scudamore 7-11-12 T Scudamore 2 6-7321 FAIRLAWN FLYER (23) (D) P Bowen 5-11-8 J Bowen 3 524-85 REMEMBER THE MAN (138) (T) N King 8-11-7 J Quinlan 4 4-7F84 LILY GLITTERS (38) H Daly 5-11-5 T J O’Brien 5 153299 WATCHING BRIEF (4) D Brace 8-11-3 C Brace 6 /551-4 SIENNA ROYALE (168) J Scott 7-11-1 R Dingle 7 1/82P- TIMELY GIFT (233) (T;C) T Vaughan 8-10-12 A Johns 8 20/05- IN REM (330) Mrs J Williams 6-10-9 Chester Williams(3) 9 9897-6 THE BOAT (12) E Williams 5-10-6 A Wedge 10 -47234 DYNAMIC KATE (18) (T;BF) N Mulholland 5-10-5 S Twiston-Davies 11 -31734 KINGSTON KING (19) (P,T;D) D Rees 7-10-0 P Armson(7) 2020: Memphis Bell 6-11-6, Isabel Williams(5) 15-8 Fav (E Williams), 17 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-4 Fairlawn Flyer, 11-2 Sienna Royale, 7 Dynamic Kate, 8 Czech Her Out, 10 Lily Glitters, Kingston King, Timely Gift, 16 Others. 4.00 NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP CHASE (3) 2m 5f 4yo plus Winner £8,169 1 2F424- PIC D’ORHY (175) (T) P Nicholls 6-11-8 H Cobden 2 21101- CADZAND (208) D Skelton 6-10-13 H Skelton 3 P/515- MARIO DE PAIL (294) (C) S Thomas 6-10-12 J Nailor(3) 4 11216- SOLWARA ONE (190) (D) N Mulholland 7-10-9 S Twiston-Davies 5 4-1F23 RUTHLESS ARTICLE (19) (T) R Curtis 8-10-7 A Wedge 2020: No corresponding race. BETTING FORECAST: 11-4 Cadzand, 3 Ruthless Article, 7-2 Pic D’Orhy, 4 Solwara One, 5 Mario De Pail. 4.35 WELSH CHAMPION HURDLE (LIMITED HCAP) (2) 2m 3yo plus Winner £26,015 1 23339- BALLYANDY (191) (D) N Twiston-Davies 10-11-10 S Twiston-Davies 2 2-1212 HANG IN THERE (21) (BF,D) E Lavelle 7-11-9 J A Anderson(10) 3 33518- DIEGO DU CHARMIL (181) (T;D) P Nicholls 9-11-7 H Cobden 4 21116- UMBRIGADO (191) (P,T;D) D Pipe 7-11-1 D Noonan 5 1214- CALICO (181) (D) D Skelton 5-10-12 H Skelton 6 4/164- LEONCAVALLO (F126) (B,T;D) D Pipe 9-10-12 T Scudamore 7 3212-2 MONSIEUR LECOQ (152) (P;CD) Mrs J Williams 7-10-9 Chester Williams(3) 8 14121- DOBRYN (199) (D) S Thomas 5-10-8 J Nailor(3) 9 025-21 GLORY AND FORTUNE (27) (H,T;D) T Lacey 6-10-7 S Sheppard 10 14482- DANS LE VENT (190) (D) E Williams 8-10-7 Isabel Williams(5) 11 1170-2 CORMIER (F55) (H;D) B Ellison 5-10-6 H Brooke 12 4710-1 AMARILLO SKY (164) C Tizzard 5-10-5 B J Powell 2020: Sceau Royal 8-11-6, Daryl Jacob 10-1 (A King), 12 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 5 Calico, 6 Cormier, 7 Amarillo Sky, Dobryn, 8 Glory And Fortune, 10 Ballyandy, Hang In There, Diego Du Charmil, 12 Others. Form CALICO 4-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd or 5th, closed 4 out, hung left before 2 out, disputing close 3rd when mistake last, weakened flat, 4th of 9, 10l behind Milkwood (11-6) at Ayr 2m Ltd hcp hdl (1) gd in Apr. CORMIER 12-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, troubled passage when trying to close from 3 out, hampered after 2 out, went 2nd 110 yards, no chance with winner, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 9l behind Copperless (10-4) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in May. AMARILLO SKY 7-4 (10-12) Made all, pushed and increased advantage before 2 out, reminder after 2 out but well in command, easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in May beating Heross Du Seuil (10-7) by 16l, 4 ran. DOBRYN 5-4fav (11-2) Led until 2nd, chased leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, led 2 out, hit last, drew clear flat, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar beating Magic Dancer (11-2) by 11l, 6 ran. GLORY AND FORTUNE 5-2fav (11-12) Held up, ridden and made headway before 2, joined leader at last, won going away, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Sep beating Constancio (11-2) by 5l, 6 ran. BALLYANDY 50-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, outpaced from 7th, well beaten 3 out, 9th of 11, well behind Abacadabras (11- 7) at Aintree 2m 4f hdl G1 (1) gs in Apr. DIEGO DU CHARMIL 12-1 (11-3) Middivision, closed 4 out, outpaced next, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 22l behind Milkwood (11-6) at Ayr 2m Ltd hcp hdl (1) gd in Apr. HANG IN THERE 5-2fav (11-2) Led, bad mistake and headed last, rallied to take 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Valentino Dancer (10-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl (2) gd in Sep. DANS LE VENT 18-1 (10-2) Held up in mid-division on outside, 17th final bend, not much room 2 out, not clear run, headway and switched right before last, ran on well flat, went 2nd inside final 100 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 22, 2 1/2l behind Tronador (10-4) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Apr. LEONCAVALLO 6-1 (11-0) Mid-division, every chance approaching 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, stayed on in fourth after last, 4th of 22, 16l behind Rowland Ward (10-1) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr. UMBRIGADO 11-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear on outside, slow 7th and 8th, headway 9th, ridden after 4 out, lost place next, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 7, 40l behind Protektorat (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) gs in Apr. MONSIEUR LECOQ 9-4 (11-4) Chased winner, shaken up to challenge before last where not fluent, held flat, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Mill Green (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nov chs (4) gs in May. 5.05 CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ MARES’ HCAP CHASE (4) 2m 5f 4yo plus Winner £3,594 1 5446P- ORIENTAL CROSS (196) (T;D) T Vaughan 8-11-12 Charlie Price(3) 2 P433-2 ROSEISAROSEISAROSE (25) (T) Katy Price 7-11-5 Shane Quinlan 3 5/573- ON THE QUIET (409) (C) E Williams 6-10-13 J Nailor 4 F2-196 BARDEN BELLA (8) (D) Christian Williams 5-10-6 J Tudor(3) 5 -04216 KIERA ROYALE (55) (H,T;C) D Rees 10-10-6 P Armson(3) 6 137-55 MARILYN MONROE (33) A Honeyball 8-10-0 B Godfrey(3) 2020: No corresponding race. BETTING FORECAST: 15-8 Roseisaroseisarose, 10-3 Kiera Royale, 5 Oriental Cross, 6 Marilyn Monroe, 7 Barden Bella, 8 On The Quiet. 5.40 FEDWEN TENTAGE OPEN NH FLAT RACE (4) 2m 4yo to 6yo Winner £2,723 1 1- BALLYHAWKISH (336) N King 5-11-0 J Quinlan 2 4- KAYF TAOI (226) P Nicholls 5-11-0 H Cobden 3 5-24 OUTBACK FRONTIERS (17) J G O’Shea 5-11-0 T Scudamore 4 62- THE BOOLA BOSS (174) R Curtis 5-11-0 A Wedge 5 CALLISTO’S KING D Skelton 4-10-13 H Skelton 6 COPPER COVE Jonjo O’Neill 4-10-13 Jonjo O’Neill Jr 7 LEADING CHOICE Nicky Martin 4-10-13 J Bowen 8 SCARFACE C Tizzard 4-10-13 B J Powell 9 5 JOYFUL SONG (54) A Newcombe 4-10-6 T J O’Brien 2020: Rabski 4-10-12, Phillip Armson(10) 11-1 (Jonjo O’Neill), 10 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-4 Kayf Taoi, 9-2 Scarface, 6 Callisto’s King, 7 The Boola Boss, 8 Ballyhawkish, Copper Cove, 12 Leading Choice, 14 Others. 1.45 ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ MAIDEN HURDLE (Class 4) 2m 6f 4yo plus Winner £4,084 1 07 BECCACCINO (58) (B) Miss J Davis 5-11-4 Miss H C Tucker(7) 2 02- DON ALVARO (189) (BF) P Nicholls 5-11-4 L Williams(3) 3 234- HARDE FASHION (285) Daniel Bourne 5-11-4 C Ring(3) 4 64-15 POLLARDS FEN (143) Georgie Howell 6-11-4 Tabitha Worsley(5) 5 19-P THE WISE TRAVELLER (161) C Longsdon 5-11-4 D Bass 6 5 BALLINTUBBER BOY (161) N Twiston-Davies 4-11-2 N Scholfield 7 326264 DON’T STOP NOW (22) (P) F O’Brien 4-11-2 P Brennan 8 TURNAWAY D Skelton 4-11-2 Bridget Andrews 2020: The Bull Mccabe 6-11-2, David Bass 11-8 Fav (K Bailey), 12 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 11-4 Turnaway, 3 Don Alvaro, 4 Don’t Stop Now, Ballintubber Boy, 7 Harde Fashion, 14 The Wise Traveller, 33 Beccaccino, Pollards Fen. 2.20 WILLIAM HILL PICK YOUR PLACES HCAP HDL (5) 2m 3f 3yo plus Winner £2,342 1 551-02 DUTCH ADMIRAL (32) (P) D Bridgwater 4-12-1 D Hiskett(3) 2 640- PICTURESQUE VIEW (240) D Bridgwater 5-11-12 Jamie Moore 3 9965-2 ASCOT DAY (F37) B J Llewellyn 7-11-8 R Williams(3) 4 -4P70P REBEL ROYAL (25) (B) B Case 8-11-5 B Carver(3) 5 73U1F/ DR OAKLEY (590) (BF) Henry Oliver 7-11-5 P Brennan 6 251656 ALRAMZ (9) (D) Mrs S Gardner 5-11-1 Lucy Gardner 7 -23317 SERJEANT PAINTER (9) (BF,CD) B Pauling 6-10-12 D Bass 8 526524 DOLLY MCQUEEN (9) (T) F Brennan 5-10-11 L Williams(3) 9 64470- COACHELLA GREEN (201) (T) S Drinkwater 9-10-11 A Cawley 10 1-1276 KILCHREEST MOON (11) (D) Henry Oliver 10-10-11 N Scholfield 11 94-712 MASTERDREAM (19) (P,T;BF) N Mulholland 4-10-10 A Coleman 12 /P91-6 HARRY THE NORSEMAN (162) (P,T) P Webber 5-10-10 D McMenamin 13 P0-P2P SCOTTSDALE (F30) (CD) P Winks 8-10-6 C Leonard(5) 2020: Crocodile Dundee 10-11-1, Mr J Jeavons(7) 3-1 (T H Weston), 9 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-2 Dutch Admiral, 5 Masterdream, Serjeant Painter, 7 Ascot Day, 8 Harry The Norseman, 10 Dr Oakley, Dolly McQueen, 12 Others. Form DUTCH ADMIRAL 17-2 (10-6) Chased leaders, outpaced after 3 out, stayed on from 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Chives (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Sep. MASTERDREAM 9-2fav (10-6) Mid-division, headway before 6th, chased winner 2 out, not fluent last, held flat, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Arty Campbell (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f cond sll hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep. SERJEANT PAINTER 3-1fav (10-8) Mid-division, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 5l behind Rathnure Ranger (10-5) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf. ASCOT DAY 3-1 (10-5) Pulled hard, disputed lead until 1st, chased leaders, not fluent and lost place 4th, effort 3 out, chased winner after next, no impression, kept on, 2nd of 6, 4l behind John Betjeman (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in May. 2.55 GARY HILL STAG DO SELLING HURDLE (5) 2m 4yo to 6yo Winner £2,342 1 182442 FORT DE L’OCEAN (13) (P,T;D) O Greenall 6-11-2 Craig Nichol 2 816F-7 HUMANISTE (153) (D) M Young 6-11-2 Doubtful 3 -42226 AL KHERB (38) (D) J J Quinn 6-10-12 A Coleman 4 VPU- LOGAN’S CHOICE (181) N Lampard 6-10-12 C Ring(3) 5 854-68 FAST DEAL (F26) M Chapman 4-10-11 Miss H C Tucker(7) 6 9-4243 SPLINTER (27) (V) A Hales 4-10-11 Lilly Pinchin(5) 7 R9-564 TELEKINETIC (F45) A Carroll 6-10-5 H Bannister 2020: Authorizo 5-10-12, Ross Turner(5) 11-4 (O Greenall), 8 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 2 Splinter, 3 Fort De L’Ocean, 7-2 Al Kherb, 25 Telekinetic, 33 Logan’s Choice, 50 Fast Deal. Form HUMANISTE 18-1 (11-11) Mid-division early, tracked leaders at 4th, mistakes thereafter, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 9, 43l behind An Fraoch Mor (10-13) at Wexford 2m 1f hdl 0-130 sft in May. SPLINTER 9-2 (11-2) Raced in mid-division, travelled strongly and made headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on but not reach leaders, 3rd of 8, 30l behind Galata Bridge (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep. FORT DE L’OCEAN 3-1 (10-6) Chased leader, led 5th, ridden before 3 out and soon headed, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Darling Du Large (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs. AL KHERB 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, ridden before 3 out, no impression, plugged on same pace, 6th of 16, 12l behind Treasured Company (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl (5) gd in Sep. TELEKINETIC 15-2 (10-2) Prominent, ridden to lead 3 out, headed 2 out, gradually weakened, 4th of 12, 10l behind Fort De L’Ocean (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun. LOGAN’S CHOICE 500-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Casa Loupi (11-1) at Wincanton 1m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 6 ran. FAST DEAL 66-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, led 3rd, headed next, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 13, 49l behind Bowser (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (5) gd in May. 3.30 HANDICAP CHASE (4) 2m 5f 4yo plus Winner £3,594 1 U347-6 ONE FORTY SEVEN (166) (CD) N Twiston-Davies 9-11-12 Mr Z Baker(3) 2 521311 MR MAFIA (2) (P;C) M Keighley 12-12-4(6ex) Doubtful 3 4PP51- HARD TO FORGET (198) Henry Oliver 8-11-11 P Brennan 4 41624- WAIKIKI WAVES (189) (P) G L Moore 8-11-9 Jamie Moore 5 36331- NIGHTFLY (201) (P,T;C) C Longsdon 10-11-8 A Coleman 6 54-7P3 KING ALFONSO (78) (P;C) R Curtis 12-11-7 A Cheleda(7) 7 0/6-2P MAKKA PAKKA (23) Dr R Newland 8-11-6 C Hammond 8 311232 ROMANOR (11) (CD) Seamus Mullins 7-11-5 D Sansom(3) 9 -55232 SHENTRI (16) (B,T;BF) D Skelton 4-11-4 Bridget Andrews 10 P6P-82 TAKE EM OUT (56) (T;C) D Burchell 9-10-0 C Ring(3) 2020: Templehills 9-11-12, Jack Savage(7) 6-1 (N Twiston-Davies), 10 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 11-4 Shentri, 4 Nightfly, 9-2 Hard To Forget, 5 Romanor, 10 Makka Pakka, 12 Waikiki Waves, King Alfonso, 14 Take Em Out, 16 Others. Form SHENTRI 2-1fav (11-2) Jumped well, led, 3 lengths clear 3 out, ridden and pressed next, headed narrowly flat, ran on, 2nd of 5, nk behind Fat Sam (11-10) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep. NIGHTFLY 15-2 (11- 12) Close up, headway to go prominent 5th, led 3 out, ridden and ran on, won at Stratford 2m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar beating Jarlath (11-6) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran. HARD TO FORGET 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, chased leaders before 6 out, ridden 4 out, jumped into lead 3 out, went clear before last, heavily eased down, easily, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr beating Lord Getaway (10-9) by 8l, 9 ran. ROMANOR 4-1 (11-7) Held up in last, headway 9th, went 2nd 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well, no impression, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Larch Hill (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd. MAKKA PAKKA 3-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, went 2nd after 9th until before 11th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by O Connell Street (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Sep, 5 ran. KING ALFONSO 7-1 (11-7) Held up behind leaders, closed 7th, went 2nd next until 2 out, no extra last, 3rd of 5, 16l behind Sir Tivo (11-0) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jul. WAIKIKI WAVES 4-1 (11-8) In rear, reminders 7th, pushed along and headway next, lost touch 10th, struggling 13th, 4th of 5, 20l behind Polydora (11-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr. TAKE EM OUT 6-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd at 10th, hit 3 out, ridden and no chance with winner soon after, blundered last, 2nd of 10, 27l behind Diligent (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug. ONE FORTY SEVEN 16-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, hit 6th, ridden along approaching 3 out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 40l behind Psychedelic Rock (11-7) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in May. 4.05 BERYL’S BIRTHDAY BASH MARES’ HCAP HDL (4) 2m 3yo plus Winner £3,159 1 /4751- DIAMOND GAIT (F151) (P,T;CD) K Bailey 8-11-12 D Bass 2 411-55 ORDERED LIVES (18) (D) F O’Brien 6-11-8 P Brennan 3 R/8225 MARIA MAGDALENA (46) (D) A Hales 5-11-4 H Bannister 4 -414R1 CRYSTAL GAZING (16) (T;D) N Henderson 6-11-3 A Coleman 5 111227 SOLSTALLA (16) (P;CD) D Weston 9-11-2 Page Fuller 6 31P2-1 WHISPERING GYPSY (16) (H;D) D Skelton 6-11-1 Bridget Andrews 7 341-32 WILDERNESS (129) Seamus Mullins 6-11-0 D Sansom(3) 8 411141 PILLAR OF STEEL (45) (P;D) J Spearing 6-11-0 Jamie Moore 9 U6415- TRIPLE NICKLE (F14) (P) B J Llewellyn 5-10-10 R Williams(3) 2020: Diamond Gait 7-11-12, David Bass 10-3 (K Bailey), 8 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 11-4 Whispering Gypsy, 4 Pillar Of Steel, 9-2 Crystal Gazing, 6 Diamond Gait, 10 Wilderness, Ordered Lives, 12 Others. 4.40 PHILIP SMITH HANDICAP CHASE (5) 2m 7f 4yo plus Winner £2,505 1 68-2P6 O’GRADY’S BOY (61) G Hanmer 10-12-6 Miss Immy Robinson(7) 2 -58231 REBEL LEADER (24) (T) Dr R Newland 7-11-12 C Hammond 3 /865F1 MARINERS MOON (13) Mrs C Bailey 10-11-6 D Bass 4 62F-P5 ORCHESTRATED (17) (B;D) M Young 10-11-5 J Best 5 PP-075 LOUGH SALT (102) P Winks 10-11-3 Tabitha Worsley(5) 6 31-04P FACT FLOW (121) (P) D Burchell 12-11-1 C Ring(3) 7 /8084- MOVETHECHAINS (186) G L Moore 7-11-0 Jamie Moore 8 PP-528 CHEER’S DELBOY (15) (P) R Dickin 8-11-0 L Murtagh(3) 9 P53-PP LARCADIO (14) (T) P Henderson 8-10-10 N Scholfield 10 03577P L’ES FREMANTLE (21) M Chapman 10-10-0 Miss H C Tucker(7) 2020: Bogoss Du Perret 9-10-9, Bryony Frost 17-2 (J Frost), 15 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 13-8 Rebel Leader, 3 Movethechains, 7-2 Mariners Moon, 12 Fact Flow, Larcadio, 16 Lough Salt, 20 O’grady’s Boy, Cheer’s Delboy, 33 Others. 5.15 JACKIE BATES FEMALE JOCKEYS’ HCAP HDL (5) 2m 3yo plus Winner £2,342 1 121675 PATEEN (15) (V) J Bedi 9-11-12 Miss J Bedi(7) 2 3-3064 GENEVER DRAGON (18) (B) D McCain 4-11-10 Miss A McCain(5) 3 P8-323 SARCEAUX (127) Alexandra Dunn 4-11-7 Page Fuller 4 2370-3 AMELIA’S DANCE (29) (H) R Walford 6-11-6 Tabitha Worsley(5) 5 550/ TAQWAA (F40) (H) L Morgan 8-11-6 Katie O’Farrell(5) 6 PP9/P- STICKY SITUATION (270) (P,T) T Vaughan 10-11-5 Mrs Jo Buck(7) 7 6-775 SAMMEO (138) (P,T) K Bailey 4-11-3 Bridget Andrews 8 6809-2 EARLY MORNING DEW (13) P Niven 5-10-11 Lilly Pinchin(5) 9 52-392 HEY BOB (31) (T;D) O Murphy 9-10-4 Miss A Stevens(7) 2020: Scrutinise 8-11-5, Page Fuller 11-1 (Miss Z Davison), 10 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 7-2 Early Morning Dew, 4 Sammeo, 5 Amelia’s Dance, 6 Hey Bob, 7 Pateen, 8 Sarceaux, Genever Dragon, 12 Taqwaa, 20 Sticky Situation. 1.00 GALLERY BY SYMPHONY MARES’ NOVICES’ HDL (Class 4) 2m 5f 4yo plus Winner £4,084 1 737-F1 GLIMPSE OF GALA (32) C Longsdon 5-11-5 Paul O’Brien(3) 2 5536 GERRITZEN (54) (T) T Bulgin 6-10-12 M Kendrick 3 311- MOONAMACAROONA (205) A King 5-10-12 T Cannon 4 16224- ON MY COMMAND (290) (T) H Fry 5-10-12 J J Burke 5 84457 HOORAYFORHANNAH (18) (T) M Sowersby 4-10-10 A Anderson(7) 2020: Aggy With It 6-10-12, Harry Skelton 11-10 (D Skelton), 4 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 11-8 On My Command, 6-4 Moonamacaroona, 3 Glimpse Of Gala, 50 Gerritzen, 100 Hoorayforhannah. 1.35 MAIDEN HURDLE (4) 2m 1f 4yo plus Winner £4,084 1 2-1 AT POETS CROSS (17) (D) N Henderson 5-11-4 N De Boinville 2 P-2035 DIONYSIS (13) (H) M Weatherer 8-11-4 R Chapman 3 15/ FAIR STAR (F28) (C) B Ellison 5-11-4 B Hughes 4 0/445 FOILLAN (10) Dr R Newland 6-11-4 L Edwards 5 U371-P GALORE DESASSENCES (25) N Hawke 5-11-4 K Buckley(5) 6 0 HECTOR’S HERE (10) (H) J Candlish 5-11-4 Sean Quinlan 7 4123F- MANINSANE (236) C Longsdon 6-11-4 Paul O’Brien(3) 8 854-68 FAST DEAL (F26) M Chapman 4-11-3 Doubtful 9 3-0 POST CHAISE (13) O Greenall 4-11-3 R Turner(5) 10 23-7 PRESENTING PETE (165) A King 4-11-3 T Cannon 2020: Copperless 5-10-12, Aidan Coleman 13-8 (O Murphy), 7 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 6-4 At Poets Cross, 5-2 Fair Star, 6 Maninsane, 8 Presenting Pete, 12 Galore Desassences, 14 Hector’s Here, 20 Others. 2.10 LINEAR BY SYMPHONY HANDICAP HURDLE (3) 2m 5f 3yo plus Winner £10,892 1 51181- MARTELLO SKY (184) (C) L Wadham 5-11-7 Bryony Frost 2 4P-732 LITTERALE CI (56) (P;BF) H Fry 8-11-7 Miss A B O’Connor(3) 3 7-5165 CAIUS MARCIUS (21) (P;CD) N Richards 10-11-6 B Hughes 4 1112S3 SHETLAND BUS (22) (T) Justin Landy 8-11-6 Sean Quinlan 5 02F-09 GAME OF WAR (57) Olly Williams 9-11-5 T Cannon 6 24150- EARLOFTHECOTSWOLDS (189) (P;CD) N Twiston-Davies 7-11-4 T Bellamy 7 63211- WINGED ISLE (178) (D) N Mulholland 6-11-0 B R Jones 8 3-3412 BREAKING WAVES (16) (B;D) H Whittington 7-11-0 D Jacob 2020: Flashing Glance 7-11-9, Stan Sheppard 10-3 Fav (T Lacey), 9 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 3 Martello Sky, 4 Winged Isle, 9-2 Litterale Ci, 5 Shetland Bus, Breaking Waves, 10 Earlofthecotswolds, 12 Caius Marcius, 33 Game Of War. Form MARTELLO SKY 10-11fav (11-0) Tracked leader, close up 3 out, eased into lead before last, driven out, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f mares listed nov hdl (1) gd in Apr beating Sandymount Rose (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran. WINGED ISLE 1-1fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, led before next, clear flat, easily, won at Ludlow 2m 5f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Apr beating Honest Exchange (11-10) by 10l, 6 ran. LITTERALE CI 9-4fav (10-13) Ran in snatches, held up early, headway chasing leaders after 2nd, not fluent 4th, lost place after 6th, pushed along in 4th after 3 out, went modest 3rd next, took 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Umndeni (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Aug. 2.45 NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP CHASE (3) 2m 1f 4yo plus Winner £7,080 1 113221 BEYOND THE CLOUDS (16) (P,T) C Longsdon 8-11-8 B Hughes 2 332P8- STOLEN SILVER (190) (T) S Thomas 6-11-2 C Deutsch 3 6-1322 DINO VELVET (19) (CD) A King 8-10-11 A P Heskin 2020: No corresponding race. BETTING FORECAST: 11-10 Beyond The Clouds, 9-4 Dino Velvet, 5-2 Stolen Silver. 3.20 SYMPHONY GROUP PRELUDE HCAP CHASE (2) 2m 5f 4yo plus Winner £23,414 1 4-1131 FRANCKY DU BERLAIS (91) (T;CD) P Bowen 8-11-12 S Bowen 2 4/224- CASABLANCA MIX (291) (CD) N Henderson 9-11-8 N De Boinville 3 1/35U- RED RISK (288) P Nicholls 6-11-6 Bryony Frost 4 /1414- MR MULDOON (203) (P;D) Dr R Newland 8-11-6 L Edwards 5 9-2640 DUE REWARD (80) C Longsdon 8-11-0 B Hughes 6 2743-4 SENIOR CITIZEN (161) (BF,D) A King 8-10-13 A P Heskin 7 632-22 GORTROE JOE (21) (CD) F O’Brien 9-10-9 L Harrison(3) 8 694-13 CAPTAIN TOMMY (139) (D) D Bridgwater 7-10-6 M Bastyan(3) 9 /1234- GUY (231) N Twiston-Davies 6-10-4 T Bellamy 2020: Fidux 7-11-6, Thomas Bellamy 9-2 (A King), 10 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 7-2 Francky Du Berlais, 5 Casablanca Mix, 6 Red Risk, Captain Tommy, 7 Mr Muldoon, 8 Guy, Gortroe Joe, 10 Others. Form FRANCKY DU BERLAIS 11-1 (10-13) Mid-division, closed from 9th, led 2 out, clear flat, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Jul beating Exelerator Express (11-0) by 8l, 16 ran. CASABLANCA MIX 4-1 (11-2) Led, headed narrowly before 10th, ridden before 4 out, impeded by faller 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 7, 28l behind Annie Mc (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 4f lstd mrs chs (1) hvy in Dec. CAPTAIN TOMMY 11-2 (10-3) Chased leaders, disputing 2nd from 4 out until approaching last, held flat, kept on, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Francky Du Berlais (10-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gd in May. RED RISK 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led 4th, headed next, led after 8th, headed 11th, lost 2nd and weakened before 4 out, blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Romain De Senam (11-7) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan, 11 ran. MR MULDOON 11-2 (11-8) Mid-division, pushed along before 5 out, ridden before 4 out, no impression, 4th of 5, 23l behind Espoir De Teillee (11-7) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Mar. GORTROE JOE 6-1 (11-6) Soon led, headed 3rd, led 10th, ridden before last, headed flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Buster Thomas (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Sep. GUY 9-2 (11-1) Soon towards rear, hit 2nd, steady headway on inside after 8th, chased leaders after next, pushed along and one pace in 3rd before 3 out, weakened into 4th towards finish, 4th of 10, 10l behind My Way (11-1) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Feb. SENIOR CITIZEN 9-4fav (11-5) Chased leaders, blundered badly and lost place 4th, closed next, outpaced when jumped left 4 out, mistake and well held next, went left last, 4th of 5, 14l behind Francky Du Berlais (10-11) at Haydock 2m 5f hcp chs (2) sft in May. 3.55 MILANO BY SYMPHONY NOVICES’ HCAP CHASE (5) 2m 3f 4yo plus Winner £3,268 1 U4669- ZAMANI (243) (H) D Bridgwater 5-12-2 M Bastyan(3) 2 -34323 CHECK MY PULSE (18) (P) R Menzies 5-11-12 B Hughes 3 900-F1 CILLUIRID (18) (T;D) T Easterby 7-11-6 J Hamilton 4 7/1-73 RAFFERTY (138) (H) L Morgan 7-11-3 S Bowen 5 77-803 CHARLE BRUNE (13) (P) N Mechie 8-11-0 T Dowson 6 574905 MIRACULOUS GETAWAY (10) (T) S England 6-10-10 J England 7 95-436 TUFF MCCOOL (31) (T) J Bedi 7-10-8 A Anderson(7) 8 0808-5 OBEY THE RULES (17) D McCain 6-10-5 Sean Quinlan 9 525P62 BEGOODTOYOURSELF (18) (P,T) C Kellett 6-10-1 H Reed 2020: Going Mobile 5-11-3, Jonathan England 11-2 (S England), 13 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 9-4 Cilluirid, 4 Check My Pulse, 5 Begoodtoyourself, 8 Miraculous Getaway, 10 Tuff McCool, Rafferty, 12 Obey The Rules, Zamani, Charle Brune. 4.25 AQUADI BY SYMPHONY ‘JUNIOR’ NH FLAT RACE (5) 1m 5f 3yo Only Winner £1,906 1 CORIANO RIDGE Olly Williams 10-12 Sean Quinlan 2 DECORATED O Signy 10-12 G Sheehan 3 LE FILS DE FORCE Simon Whitaker 10-12 H Reed 4 OUR STAR IN HEAVEN A Crook 10-12 J Kington 5 SANDRINGHAM M Hofer (GER) 10-12 Doubtful 6 SARSEN A King 10-12 T Cannon 7 SPIRITTAPPERGOODE M Weatherer 10-12 R Chapman 8 TROLLEY BOY E Bethell 10-12 B Hughes 9 WADMAL Stef Keniry 10-12 Miss Becky Smith(3) 10 LADY SAMSON P Bowen 10-5 S Bowen 11 MAYWAY P Kirby 10-5 J Williamson(5) 12 POETIC MUSIC J Butler 10-5 C Todd(3) 13 SIMPLY RED O Greenall 10-5 R Turner(5) 2020: Hear Me Out 3-10-12, Brian Hughes 3-1 Fav (K Dalgleish), 14 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 5-2 Sarsen, 11-4 Trolley Boy, 6 Lady Samson, 10 Poetic Music, 14 Mayway, 16 Simply Red, Decorated, 20 Others. STRaTFORD 1.45 — Don Alvaro 2.20 — Ascot Day 2.55 — Splinter 3.30 — Nightfly 4.05 — Pillar Of Steel 4.40 — Rebel Leader 5.15 — Amelia’s Dance Racing TV. Going: Good to Soft captain Wessex Selections 1.40 — Belle Na Bann 2.15 — Bullion 2.50 — Uno Mas 3.25 — Sienna Royale 4.00 — Cadzand 4.35 — Umbrigado 5.05 — On The Quiet 5.40 — Scarface 1.00 — On My Command 1.35 — At Poets Cross 2.10 — Winged Isle 2.45 — Dino Velvet 3.20 — Casablanca Mix 3.55 — Rafferty 4.25 — Simply Red Sky Sports Racing. Going: Good Racing TV. Going: Good captain Wessex Selections captain Wessex Selections

60 1 – WESTERN DAILY PRESS, XXXDAY, MONTH XX, 2009 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS Racing Desk: 0117 934 3284 CRICKET Racing Brown: It’s an exciting time for the Glo’sters Gloucestershire’S chief executive Will Brown believes the county are “on the cusp of something special” after it was confirmed they will play top-flight Championship cricket next season with a return to the two-division format, which disappeared during the coronavirus pandemic. The county earned promotion in 2019, but their place in Division One was curtailed by the postponement and rescheduling of the 2020 season, which led to the Bob Willis Trophy, and then this year the four-day game was divided into three groups of six. But, following a vote among the 18 counties, 2022 will witness a return to the previous format with the club playing against Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, West Country rivals Somerset, Surrey, Warwickshire and Yorkshire. “This has been a very interesting time for the game and this debate in particular has been a complex one. It’s been good to once again see all the counties work collaboratively and now the result is known, we can begin planning for what promises to be a hugely exciting 2022 season,” Brown said. “A lot of hard work went into getting us promotion at the end of the 2019 season and the team has showed since they are consistently Strap goes across here and here and here JAMES PIERCY james.piercy@reachplc.com capable of competing against the best teams in the country. “With eight wins last season, more than any other team, 2021 proved without doubt that the club is on an upward curve, once again securing it’s place in the top ten counties and achieving its highest Championship finish for over 15 years. “This is an exciting time for Gloucestershire Cricket and with further quality investment in the playing squad, starting with the addition of Marcus Harris, we believe we are on the cusp of something special and are adding to a talented team that can win trophies.” Division One will contain ten teams, with the remaining eight counties – Durham, Derbyshire, Glamorgan, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Worcestershire – in Division Two. Two counties will be relegated and two promoted. Nottinghamshire, relegated in 2019, had been one of the counties to vote against returning to the former structure for 2022, with director of cricket Mike Newell saying: “We had hoped that the proposal put forward to play another year in conferences would gain sufficient support.” > > Gloucestershire celebrate a wicket against Leicestershire Michael Steele/Getty Images THE HaRE’S RUnning . . . gREYHOUnD SERVicE HHH WEDREAMAGAIN HH DRUIDS FULL WELL H BALLYDOYLE LUIGI 6.17 480m (OR) 1 161 Savana Eagle (md ro) ..Jason Bloomfield(P’bro) 29.51 11-4 2 222 BALLYDOYLE LUIGI (rl ro)... Gary Sallis(Unatt) 28.45 4-1 3 111 Nightingale Lane (sa ro) .................C D Marston 28.51 7-2 4 51 Jaguar Jacko (md ro) ...........................G Rankin 28.45 4-1 5 226 Bazookas Bullet (wd ep) .....................M A Wallis 00.00 9-2 6 322 Service Level (md fw) ............................... White 28.93 4-1 6.33 480m (OR) 1 621 Madabout Mandy (rl ro) Patricia Cowdrill(Unatt) 29.04 11-8 2 53 Lylas Grandad (wd ro) ................................Hunt 00.00 3-1 3 5 Antigua Bigun (sa ro) ..........................M A Wallis 00.00 8-1 4 55 Astra Illusion (wd ro) ...................................Field 29.24 9-2 5 2 WEDREAMAGAIN (wd ep) ...................... Wood 28.58 8-1 6 623 Home Caelan (sa wd) ..........................K P Boon 00.00 7-2 6.48 630m (OR) 1 215 Fatboyz Exile (md ro)..........................M A Wallis 38.55 7-2 2 116 Bettys Book (rl ro) ..............................K P Boon 38.32 3-1 3 114 Kates Orange (md ro) .................................Field 38.53 4-1 4 254 Jumeirah Zara (md ro) ....................C S Fereday 38.59 7-2 5 135 Zaha (md ep) ............................................Kibble 38.30 6-1 6 121 COSARD WONDER (md ep) ..............G Rankin 38.29 7-2 7.07 480m (OR) 1 416 Doghouse Dreamer (sa ro) .........................Hunt 00.00 7-2 2 4 Clona Smokey (rl ro) ............................Galloway 28.93 6-1 3 253 Elderberry Janus (md ep) Patricia Cowdrill(Unatt) 28.93 11-4 4 433 Bionic Bullet (wd ep) .............. Gary Sallis(Unatt) 28.99 9-2 5 43 DRUIDS FULL WELL (sa md) ............M A Wallis 28.92 11-2 6 136 Romantic Rumble (ep md) ...............Thompson 29.00 5-2 7.24 630m (OR) 1 564 Farneys Tigger (rl ep) ..........................K P Boon 00.00 7-2 2 524 Black Eyed Molly (sa fw) .....................M A Wallis 00.00 8-1 3 Rathmeehan Stud (md ro) Patricia Cowdrill(Unatt) 00.00 8-1 4 333 Lemon William (md ro)........................... Griffiths 00.00 11-2 5 433 Choctaw Lusa (md ro) .......... Gary Sallis(Unatt) 38.61 9-4 6 442 SECONDS TO MARS (wd ep) ........C D Marston 38.89 6-4 7.44 480m (OR) 1 55 FARNEYS HOLLY (md ep) .................K P Boon 28.80 7-2 2 4 Droopys Cavalry (rl ro)....................C S Fereday 28.83 9-2 mOnmORE 3 532 Tommys Ranger (wd ep) ...........................Field 00.00 9-4 4 115 Cooladerry Best (md ro) .................C D Marston 29.05 7-2 5 513 Alanas Lad (wd ep) ..............................T D Dunn 28.82 3-1 6 Cree Loch (rl ro)...................................K P Boon 00.00 8-1 8.03 630m (OR) 1 264 Longacres Kim (rl fw) ........................ P Doocey 00.00 9-4 2 115 Pennys Kai (md ep) ....................................Hunt 00.00 8-1 3 553 Adeles Jaykay (rl ro) ...................................Field 00.00 8-1 4 324 Goldies Symnsy (md ro) .................C S Fereday 38.78 3-1 5 266 Skipalong Hugo (wd ep) Patricia Cowdrill(Unatt) 00.00 7-2 6 221 FOREST BLAZE (sa fw) ....... Gary Sallis(Unatt) 38.41 9-4 8.23 480m (OR) 1 416 Diamond Lisa (sa ro) ..................................Hunt 29.17 5-1 2 111 Westway Blake (md ep) ............................Kibble 28.90 5-1 3 124 BALLYMAC GAYBO (md ep) .............M A Wallis 28.57 11-4 4 331 Shelbys Memory (ep md).....................T D Dunn 28.26 4-1 5 212 Longvale Jim (ep ro) ............................K P Boon 00.00 7-2 6 562 Ballyard Ricki (qa wd) ...............................Hunt 28.77 10-3 8.43 480m (OR) 1 315 VIXONS LAD (sa md)........................Thompson 28.92 11-4 2 131 Coolavanny Bundi (md ep) ................. P Doocey 29.01 10-3 3 442 Droopys Flight (ep ro) ...............................Hunt 29.39 3-1 4 615 Daithis Garsun (wd ro) ................................Field 29.37 8-1 5 323 Bens Lad (wd ep)...................................... Wood 28.66 6-1 6 131 Lemon Reuben (wd ro) .Jason Bloomfield(P’bro) 28.79 3-1 9.02 630m (OR) 1 22 MISTER COOL (md ep) ..................... P Doocey 38.64 2-1 2 444 Ballydoyle Pedro (rl ro) ......................Thompson 00.00 6-1 3 Unsinkable Foxey (rl ro)......... Gary Sallis(Unatt) 00.00 8-1 4 432 Rackethall Oscar (md ep) ...........................Field 39.47 8-1 5 643 Avion Charlie (sa ro) ...... Patricia Cowdrill(Unatt) 00.00 5-2 6 466 Mirrins Dream (wd ep)............................ Brown 00.00 7-4 9.18 480m (OR) 1 133 Jupiter (sa fw) ................ Patricia Cowdrill(Unatt) 29.96 8-1 2 254 Dapper Rodney (rl ro) .................................Hunt 29.58 7-2 3 634 Ballymac Odie (md ro) ........................M A Wallis 29.44 4-1 4 334 LIBERTY BELLE (md ep) ..............C S Fereday 28.73 3-1 5 314 Final Lewis (md ep) ..........................Thompson 29.13 3-1 6 362 Puff The Tiger (md ep) ....................C D Marston 29.04 4-1 PicKS CRAYFORD FANCIES 10.17 Emmas Ace (4-5-2) 10.37 Toomdeely (5-6-4) 10.53 Killeacle Alfie (6-2-1) 11.09 Magical Tara (6-2-4) 11.24 Kicking King (3-5-6) 11.39 Risky Factor (1-3-6) 11.54 Simply Barntick (1-6-3) 12.09 Dece Ming (2-1-4) 12.24 Twoathem (2-4-3) 12.39 Toolmaker Daddy (6-5-3) 12.54 Project Year (2-6-5) 1.09 Francesca Lola (1-4-5) 1.24 Moaning Shakira (Nap) (6-2-1) 1.39 Beaming Bernyee (2-6-4) HARLOW FANCIES 8.12 Theyallfellout (4-5-1) 8.27 You Little Mikey (Nap) (6-2-4) 8.43 Clydagh Matt (3-2-1) 9.02 Ballyard Rocky (2-1-3) 9.18 Millmount Hero (6-3-5) 9.34 Gymstar Bliss (2-4-6) 9.52 Headleys Kane (3-1-2) 10.07 Bree Hill (4-1-5) 10.23 Ferndale Timer (6-4-3) 10.41 Ballyhide Jewel (4-6-2) HENLOW FANCIES 1.57 Scart Taylor (3-6-1) 2.12 Jennifers Jewel (1-5-2) 2.32 Kilcash Pa (2-1-3) 2.52 Crickleowl Peggy (1-4-5) 3.11 Lockdown Boris (4-3-1) 3.28 Holycross Red (Nap) (1-5-6) 3.48 Savana Dior (1-4-6) 4.08 Fenview Roosta (3-2-5) 4.28 Dallas Dolly (2-5-4) 4.48 Savana Victor (5-6-2) 5.08 Lockdown Bouncer (3-6-1) 5.28 Fenview Megan (1-3-2) 5.44 Nippys Spirit (5-3-6) 6.02 Barkin Mad Andy (2-6-5) HOVE FANCIES 6.09 Stop That Silly (6-4-3) 6.28 West Champ (6-5-4) 6.43 Pixie Overdrive (1-2-3) 6.58 Balboa Roxstar (5-1-6) 7.18 Kilgraney Pat (1-2- 5) 7.36 Diesel Minnie (5-1-4) 7.56 Outa Markham (6-1-4) 8.17 Crohane Bertie (Nap) (5-3-6) 8.38 Insane Red Card (2-6-4) 8.54 Diesel Nancy (5-4-6) 9.12 Diamond Sarah (1-2-5) 9.28 Murlens Blake (2-1-4) PERRY BARR FANCIES 2.04 Billys Diva (4-1-6) 2.19 Coolavanny Aunty (2-6-5) 2.36 Nutty Gem (4-5-3) 2.54 Mon Amie (Nap) (5-2-4) 3.09 Anniversary Girl (6-1-5) 3.26 Garryglass Abbie (1-4-5) 3.44 Gump (6-4-3) 4.04 Shortwood Jem (4-1- 2) 4.23 Shrewd Boe (6-5-1) 4.43 Smiling Charlie (2-3-5) 5.03 Parkers Frank (1-5-3) 5.22 Rustys Aero (1-6-4) ROMFORD FANCIES 10.12 Quanstown Pal (Nap) (4-1-5) 10.31 Mayses Princess (2-1-6) 10.46 Chuck Jaeger (5-1-2) 11.01 Maysons Hawk (2-3-1) 11.16 Bonville Bobby (4-6-2) 11.31 Kilscannell King (5-3-1) 11.46 Droopys Society (4-1-5) 12.01 Whizzy Rose (1-6-2) 12.16 Pennys Papineau (6-3-1) 12.31 Sweet Cheeks (5-1-2) 12.46 Miss Wendy (2-5-6) 1.02 Kincora Beauty (4-6-2) 1.17 Crackling Cookie (3-4-5) 1.33 Bonville Hugh (5-2-6) Norrie into Indian Wells semi-finals TENNIS Cameron Norrie booked his place in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells with an impressive straight-sets win over Diego Schwartzman to secure the British number one ranking. Norrie was runner-up at the San Diego Open earlier this month and reached the last eight of a Masters 1000 event for the first time by battling past Tommy Paul in three sets. The 26-year-old, though, took little time to take the initiative against 11th seed Schwartzman on Thursday night. Norrie raced into a 4-0 lead against the world number 15 before another break and hold saw him take the opening set to love in just 31 minutes. Schwartzman eventually got on the board in the opening game of the second set, but Norrie gained a break when Schwartzman sent a return long only to then fail to hold himself at 2-2. Schwartzman was then broken again in the fifth and seventh games, swinging the momentum back towards his British rival, who closed in on victory. Norrie served out his first match point to love when another Schwartzman return went long, completing a comprehensive 6-0, 6-2 victory in just 73 minutes. The Briton said: “Definitely the biggest match of my career. Once the match had begun, I felt very relaxed. I wasn’t really thinking too much and just going out and playing just like another match. “I thought it was going to be tough against Diego, and I’m happy to play the way I did. I think that was the impressive thing for me – for my biggest match of my career to play like I did and execute like I did.” YESTERDaY’S RESULTS CRAYFORD: 1.49 Classy Montana 9-4f (6-2-5 £9.72 TC £35.32). 2.07 Ayeisha 7-2 (2-5-1 £28.54 TC £74.52). 2.23 Icaals Molly 15-8f (5-3-2 £16.73 TC £55.26). 2.42 Tip Top Shadow 5-2jt (2-4-3 £14.68 TC £47.75). 3.02 Knockane Ava 3-1 (1-2-4 £19.73 TC £54.08). 3.18 Tyford Eske 6-4f (4-1-3 £11.57 TC £38.21). 3.38 Pennys Santana 5-2f (5-3-2 £18.86 TC £46.75). 3.58 Ballymac Estele 9-4f (4-2-1 £21.60 TC £57.26). 4.18 Joyces Kitty Evensf (3-2-6 £5.56 TC £20.45). 4.38 Zenas Ronnie 6-4f (4-1-6 £7.38 TC £16.99). 4.58 Rafiki Nala 6-1 (2-1-3 £51.90 TC £212.64). 5.18 Hitthelids Jim 11-4 (4-1-6 £21.93 TC £77.04). 5.37 Night Magic 6-1 (4-3-2 £45.07 TC £103.48). 5.54 Nat Alley 11-4 (6-5-1 £24.99 TC £62.66). KINSLEY: 2.04 Engagement Party 7-1 (2-1-3 £26.05 TC £108.73). 2.19 Wilbrook Tikka 3-1 (6-5-3 £14.71 TC £40.82). 2.36 Pennys Hekate 7-2 (5-2-6 £18.55 TC £58.25). 2.54 Bellinter Jet 7-1 (2-1-4 £41.49 TC £87.39). 3.09 Curryhills Lena 8-1 (1-6-3 £103.96 TC £359.69). 3.26 Minnies Lucia 2-1jt (5-4-6 £14.62 TC £48.14). 3.44 Star Bawn 5-2 (6-4-5 £18.14 TC £40.67). 4.04 Dino Rex 2-1f (3-5-2 £22.45 TC £76.74). 4.23 Gypsy Cracker 15-8 (4-5-6 £19.58 TC £38.61). 4.43 Grumpy Lemmy 5-2f (1-6-5 £13.17 TC £34.52). 5.03 Dunbolg Sunset 2-1f (4-3-2 £10.71 TC £27.28). 5.22 Hazelgrove Annie 5-2 (3-5-2 £17.13 TC £51.56). MONMORE: 1.57 Racenight Heidi 9-4 (1-5-6 £15.55 TC £31.93). 2.12 Badminton Tanya 9-2 (4-2-3 £23.33 TC £75.60). 2.32 Crossfield Smyth 11-4 (4-3-5 £10.77 TC £30.58). 2.52 Skyfall Wizard 6-1 (4-1-5 £28.98 TC £83.54). 3.11 Fierce Freddy 5-4f (2-3-4 £12.74 TC £23.90). 3.28 Southlodge Kane 8-1 (3-2-5 £22.22 TC £64.60). 3.48 Jaguar Tod 4-1 (3-4-1 £24.84 TC £55.12). 4.08 Robbie On Fire 11-4 (5-1-3 £19.02 TC £53.91). 4.28 Jodys Nice 9-2 (1-4-2 £20.69 TC £71.91). 4.48 One Day Rodney 11-4 (1-4-6 £32.11 TC £120.91). 5.08 Kaybee Blossom 7-2 (2-4-1 £55.61 TC £222.74). 5.28 Coin Toss 15-8f (3-5-2 £13.48 TC £35.01). 5.44 Knocknarea Class 4-1 (2-1-6 £27.74 TC £68.33). 6.02 Calzaghe Cashen 15-8f (3-2-5 £6.85 TC £19.36). NEWCASTLE: 11.06 Bramble Beryl Evensf (2-3-1 £4.61 TC £14.55). 11.21 Dromana Roxy 5-2 (6-5-4 £18.68 TC £79.74). 11.36 Alnwick Ian 7-1 (5-3-6 £31.58 TC £91.96). 11.51 Peaceful 3-1 (2-1-3 £26.92 TC £61.68). 12.06 Droopys Mateo 8-11f (6-5-2 £7.27 TC £24.22). 12.21 Kenedy 11-4 (1-4-2 £15.93 TC £30.84). 12.36 Ballyeel Taylor 7-2 (5-4-6 £11.55 TC £35.54). 12.51 Cnoc Sydney 7-4f (4-3-6 £9.55 TC £20.97). 1.06 Old Buck 7-2 (1-6-4 £9.96 TC £23.33). 1.21 Scholars Duke 4-1 (3-4-2 £38.20 TC £100.65). 1.36 Glengar White 9-4f (4-1-2 £20.00 TC £53.35). 1.51 Victor Tree 5-2f (4-6-2 £13.51 TC £37.54). SWINDON: 11.13 Vanessas Boy 4-1 (1-5-6 £21.47 TC £40.66). 11.28 Ballinulty Blue 3-1 (5-6-1 £24.98 TC £104.87). 11.43 Brother Walfrid 7-1 (4-2-6 £25.98 TC £59.10). 11.58 Waikiki Frank 7-2 (5-1-2 £24.93 TC £83.09). 12.13 Shesacharmer 2-1 (4-5-2 £13.65 TC £56.01). 12.28 Ceili Dubh 5-4f (2-1-3 £7.71 TC £19.49). 12.43 Derryfield Dee 5-1 (3-6-1 £15.21 TC £48.33), 6-3-1 £13.16 TC £41.86). 12.58 Batties Swift 7-4f (3-1-4 £15.75 TC £38.10). 1.13 Moanduff Scampie 2-1 (4-1-6 £6.94 TC £20.27). 1.28 Ashway Harry 7-4f (5-4-6 £10.28 TC £33.19). 1.44 Akela 11-2 (4-2-3 £72.61 TC £198.96). 1.59 Lusarel Sadie 7-1 (3-2-6 £18.61 TC £63.29).

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 61 RUGBY > > Lewis Ludlow will lead Gloucester Rugby today on the occasion of his 150th club appearance David Rogers/Getty Images Law change gets backing of Bears boss Skivington: Irish littered with international quality KEITH WATSON Sports editor GEORGE Skivington has urged his Gloucester Rugby players to be wary of the Test match quality possessed by tomorrow’s Gallagher Premiership opponents London Irish. The Cherry & Whites have two wins from their four games so far this season, compared to just one draw for Irish, but head coach Skivington is not taking anything for granted in the round five clash. The Gloucester boss said: “Irish are littered with internationals in their squad, and they’ve probably got more Test caps in their starting Playmaker Cipriani to make Bath home debut DANNY Cipriani is set to make his home debut for Bath Rugby when the Blue, Black & Whites play host to former champions Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership tomorrow. The exciting fly-half started on the opening day of the season at Sale, but was forced off due to a head knock and has since had to go through the Graduated Return to Play concussion protocols. Cipriani will partner Ollie Fox in the half-back positions, with the scrum-half making his third consecutive start. Max Ojomoh and Jonathan Joseph XV than any other Premiership side. There are a lot of quality players who can do quality things in the game and score tries out of nothing. “We know there are a lot of threats across the board. They’ve fallen short by a score in most of their games, so they will be desperate to win and we know the quality that is there so we are preparing as best we can.” Lewis Ludlow will captain the side on his 150th appearance for the Cherry & Whites, with Skivington making three changes to the starting XV that won last time out. Santiago Carreras, Matias Alemanno and Val Rapava-Ruskin all start. Carreras will start at full-back in a back three made up of international continue their budding relationship in the midfield, while Anthony Watson comes into the back three on the wing alongside Will Muir and Tom de Glanville. In the pack, Tom Dunn returns at hooker in an all-England front row with Beno Obano and Will Stuart. Captain Charlie Ewels and Josh McNally are named in the second row while Miles Reid, Sam Underhill and Josh Bayliss compete as a back row from the start for the third time in the 2021/22 campaign. On the bench, wing man Ruaridh McConnochie makes his maiden talent, with Louis Rees-Zammit and Jonny May starting on the wings. Chris Harris and Mark Atkinson continue their partnership in the midfield, with Adam Hastings and Ben Meehan also retaining their starting shirts at half-back. Rapava-Ruskin packs down with Jack Singleton and Kirill Gotovtsev, with Alemanno coming in to partner Freddie Clarke at lock. The back row is unchanged with Ruan Ackermann at flanker, Ben Morgan at eight and Ludlow at openside. Gloucester Rugby: S Carreras; L Rees-Zammit, C Harris, M Atkinson, J May; A Hastings, B Meehan; V Rapava-Ruskin, J Singleton, K Gotovtsev, F Clarke, M Alemanno, R Ackermann, L Ludlow (capt), B Morgan. Replacements: S Socino, H Elrington, J Ford-Robinson, F Thomas, J Clement, C Chapman, B Twelvetrees, K Moyle. ■■ Cinderford will look to consolidate their position at the top of National League One this afternoon when Leeds Tykes visit Gloucestershire. The Foresters are three points clear of the second-placed Rams having played six games. Taunton, meanwhile, take a week off as they were scheduled to play Old Elthamians, who withdrew at the start of the season. In National League Two South, Clifton, in fourth, host Old Albanian, while sixth-placed Dings Crusaders have an away trip to Essex to face Rochford Hundred. Hartpury have a weekend off with the Greene King IPA Championship taking a break. appearance in the Bath 23 this season following a spell on the sidelines through injury, but there is no place in the squad for scrum-half Joe Simpson, who is newly-arrived on loan from Gloucester, having spent the first month of the campaign at Saracens. Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and the Vunipola brothers are named in the Saracens line-up. Bath Rugby: T de Glanville; A Watson, J Joseph, M Ojomoh, W Muir; D Cipriani, O Fox; B Obano, T Dunn, W Stuart, J McNally, C Ewels (capt), M Reid, S Underhill, J Bayliss. Replacements: J du Toit, L Boyce, D Rae, M Williams, T Ellis, M Green, O Bailey, R McConnochie. Pat Lam has welcomed World Rugby’s decision to allow players to wear tights or leggings at all levels of the sport. Previously only permissible for women, World Rugby’s Law Four has been extended to all players with immediate effect, enabling the wearing of conforming tights or leggings on the grounds of player welfare and accessibility. World Rugby said the ruling was changed to reflect the growing worldwide use of artificial pitches at both elite and community level. The governing body is also to work with unions and artificial turf providers to ensure that the risk of abrasions are minimised, particularly by brushing and watering in hot conditions. Lam’s Bristol Bears side head to Gallagher Premiership opponents Newcastle this afternoon, with the Falcons’ Kingston Park surface one of four artificial pitches in English rugby’s top flight. “World Rugby has made a good, common-sense decision around players being able to wear tights to protect them from skin-burns,” Lam, pictured, said. “I think most of the issues around those pitches are the skin-burns and I think this is a good option. “At the end of the day, it comes down to players’ preferences and how they feel. Some players still might choose not to, but at least there is an option. “It’s common sense because it doesn’t give anyone an advantage by having them on, but it does give a form of protection. “I imagine a lot more will take it up in the middle of December and January! “White boots were an issue in my day but now they are common everywhere. In a few years’ time it will be common practice, but at least players have the option.” Bristol will arrive on Tyneside looking to bounce back from a 52-24 thumping by Premiership champions Harlequins last time out. It was their third defeat from four starts this season and left them 12th in the table with a league-highest 142 points conceded, including 18 tries. England U20s utility back Jack Bates is set for his first start of the campaign, but Steven Luatua misses out, and Jake Woolmore, Chris Vui, Piers O’Conor, Sam Bedlow and Henry Purdy are also unavailable. In the pack, Dave Attwood leads the side from lock, while Sam Jeffries makes his first outing in a Bears jersey since returning to the playing squad. Bristol Bears: I Lloyd; T Fricker, J Bates, A Frisch, A Leiua; C Sheedy, H Randall; Y Thomas, J Kerr, K Sinckler, D Attwood (capt), J Joyce, S Jeffries, D Thomas, F Harding. Replacements: H Thacker, M Lahiff, J Afoa, J Hawkins, J Heenan, A Uren, T Whiteley, C Powell.

62 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS FOOTBALL Rovers are building the momentum now – Joey FROM BACK PAGE stuff that we’ve had over a long period here. “It’s a very competitive division and you’ve got to make sure you reach your level of consistency and performance. “For us, that’s the real focus. We know we’re more than a match for anybody should we meet our KPIs (key performance indicators), and for Saturday’s game we’ve got a really strong opponent in front of us, but again we’re confident that if we deliver our performance and play the way we can play, we can cause any team in this division problems. “We’ve got lots of improvement to come, and that’s good signs. It’s not like the boys are thinking we’re flying, and so far this season I think we’re yet to hit our bootstraps. “At some point in the 46 games, you’ll drop in and go on a bit of an upward surge and the sooner that happens for us, the better. But we’re building performance by performance and it’s going to take time.” The Pirates occupy 16th place in League Two with 13 points, three points and four places adrift of the Bantams. Barton added: “If you go to a stadium and manage to dampen and quiet down a crowd, a big crowd can very quickly become a bit of a weight on the home side. “I certainly think in the last few home games when we haven’t been fantastic, we’ve felt those murmurs from the stadium and I expect Valley Parade will be the same. “If we can go there and make a good impact in the early stages of the game then who knows? That might be a huge factor for the home players.” No easy games for Cheltenham, insists Duff MICHAEL Duff insists Cheltenham Town will not have it any easier against Accrington Stanley today compared to their previous run of defeats against Wigan, Sunderland and Rotherham, writes Jon Palmer. Those three sides all sit in Sky Bet League One’s top five, while Stanley currently occupy mid-table and do not have the same spending power as the Latics, Black Cats and Millers. Duff, however, does not see today’s game as any more straightforward than the ones that have gone before. The Robins boss told reporters: “They’ll be favourites to win, I’d ■■ Forest Green Rovers head coach Rob Edwards believes his side did not go too far wrong last weekend despite losing to Swindon. The Green Devils still lead the Sky Bet League Two table, although only by one point now from Harrogate. The North Yorkshire side closed in as a result of their 6-1 demolition of Scunthorpe, with the Iron today’s hosts for Edwards’ men,. The Forest Green boss said: “We had a blip with the result against Swindon, but I don’t think it was a blip in terms of the performance. “There were little bits that we wanted to do better, but I thought Swindon were good. “There wasn’t much in the game and we created good opportunities. “It was nice to pick up a result on Tuesday (in the EFL Trophy against Brighton U21s) and we should have won the game outright with the chances we created and missed, but it was a decent performance. “When you make that many changes, there can be a lack of rhythm, but I thought it was good. “I was actually a bit harsh in the first-half. On reflection, there were some good bits in the first-half against a good team with some good young players. I was pleased with a lot of things on Tuesday and it gives me food for thought going into the weekend.” Swindon themselves will be full of confidence after successive derby victories against Bristol Rovers and Forest Green, plus a midweek win at Plymouth in the Trophy. And with a home match against a Rochdale side that has lost their last three League games without even scoring a goal, the Robins well be fancied to take all three points. imagine. They are a really difficult team to play against. “They’ve had five wins and five losses. They almost go man for man all over the pitch a lot of the time, so it’s a case of individual battles. “They have some good players, the centre forward is a very good player. As John Coleman’s teams always do, there seems to be a real spirit and togetherness about them and a never-say-die attitude. “If we think we are in for an easy game, which we won’t, we will get beaten. “We have to be at it every single > > Bristol Rovers celebrate their first goal against Carlisle United last weekend Will Cooper/JMP game just to get a point, never mind three.” Asked if the pressure was on the Robins to deliver against a side not in the top rank of their-tier teams, Duff added: “To be brutally honest, I am not bothered what people think. “It’s what we do and we have to concentrate on ourselves. People wouldn’t have thought we’d beat Ipswich. We went to Sunderland believing we could win, but we were poor and we didn’t. There is no more pressure on us to beat one team over another. We have to try to win as many games as we can.” Yate will play without fear, says Michael FA CUP QUALIFYING YATE head for the Kent coast today buoyed by a purple patch of form that could propel them into the first round proper of the FA Cup for only the second time in their history. Paul Michael’s on-song team jumped up to tenth place in the Southern League Premier Division South standings on Tuesday night with a gutsy 2-1 away victory over regional rivals Weston-super-Mare courtesy of goals from Olly Mehew and Joe Tumelty. The Bluebells now head into their gripping away-day with National League strugglers Dover parading four wins and a draw from their last six appearances in all competitions. It is form the host team for the fourth and final qualifying round encounter will no doubt have noted, just as the Yate contingent will have observed winless Dover’s parlous position at the foot of the first tier of non-League football, with a minus-nine points tally, after initially being docked 12, and fined £40,000, for failing to fulfil fixtures last season. Michael, pictured, said: “This is a real opportunity for us to make some more history. Getting to the first round proper would be the second time for the club, but a first time for many of us players and staff. We’ve got nothing to lose, so we’ll play without fear, have a clear game plan and see if we can’t do something special.” The Bluebells boss added: “We’re in a good position with players returning from injury. Only Matt Bower is touch and go, and Nick Rhodes and Jamie Egan amongst others will hopefully be over niggles.” Commercial manager and hometown boy Mark Thorne feels the opportunity is there to raise the profile of a club on the up. “I was among the 800 or so fans travelling up to Cheltenham Town for our FA Cup tie with them nine years ago when Rob Cousins was manager,” the 53-year-old said. “People forget what a magnificent moment that was, our first-ever time in the first round proper, and we’d got there by winning at Newport County, who were the Conference leaders then.” Three other sides from the region have fourth qualifying round ties this afternoon. Yeovil have a home tie against old rivals and fellow National League side Weymouth; Bath City, of the National League South, are away to Banbury, from one level below; and National League North side Hereford host higherdivision Solihull Moors.

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 63 FOOTBALL WEEKEND FIXTURES > > Joe Williams, left, in action against Peterborough United Rogan Thomson/JMP I’ve learned massively over the past year – Joe FROM BACK PAGE so much in bursts. I feel really good still, but I know I can get a bit more out of myself in the coming weeks.” Williams’ return has helped with the absence of Han-Noah Massengo, whose hamstring injury sustained late on in the 2-1 win over QPR coincided with the Everton academy graduate building his fitness levels to the point he could play. After 26 eye-catching minutes against Fulham, Williams was then given starting roles at Millwall and Peterborough, bringing real drive and aggression in the middle of the park, exemplified by his barrelling run that led to Chris Martin’s winner I’ll never give up, insists under-pressure Bruce Steve Bruce insists he will fight to keep his job as Newcastle United head coach despite continued and fevered speculation that he will be replaced by the club’s new owners, writes Damian Spellman. The 60-year-old will take charge of his 1,000th game as a professional manager when Tottenham Hotspur visit St James’ Park tomorrow in the first fixture since Amanda Staveley’s Saudi-backed consortium completed its £305million takeover of the club. Speaking after seeing Leicester City counterpart Brendan Rodgers, former Magpies boss Rafael Benitez, at London Road. With Massengo training again, it now opens up the potential for an exciting trio of the Frenchman, Williams and the guiding, experienced hand of Matty James at the base of the engine room. Not only is that an enticing prospect, it helps Pearson in his quest to regularly play a 4-3-3 – his favoured formation – as those three begin ensure that City should be impactful in both boxes. Williams’ passionate celebrations at the end of the win over Posh can be explained beyond the nature of City’s 3-2 victory, as finishing that game marked as much of a personal achievement as it did the team in a collective sense, given how long he Glasgow Rangers’ Steven Gerrard and Brighton’s Graham Potter all distance themselves from a potential vacancy on Tyneside after being heavily linked with Bruce’s job, the had been unable to play through 90 minutes. “It was tough, everyone was going through a difficult period but, for me personally, it was probably the toughest year of my life,” Williams added. “But I do think I’m a mentally strong person and I’ve dealt with challenges in the past. It was tough, but I never had any doubts I wouldn’t come back the same player. “I’ve learned massively over the past year, pushing myself a little bit too much and too early. Around November-December last year, I just got knock-back after knock-back, everyone was taking every little bit out of me. I was just drained. “And then I came back and played former Manchester United defender signalled his intention to battle on. He said: “Who wouldn’t want to try? I’m not going to give up the hope of it. Who wouldn’t want this job now going forward, the way it is, the way it looks in the future? Who wouldn’t want the opportunity to manage Newcastle? “Certainly I would and I’m sure there’s hundreds who’d want to do the same thing. There are exciting times ahead for the club for sure.” Bruce has spent much of his time since replacing Benitez at St James’ in July 2019 battling his critics, but in two games. We played Cardiff and I just felt mentally drained and then we played Sheffield United and I got a really bad hamstring (injury). “Obviously that was a difficult one, but I sort of knew after that I’d come back stronger. After the operation it felt like a clean slate, I felt fresh.” Ninth in the division and just two points off the play-off positions following the win over Peterborough a fortnight ago, City could barely have asked for tougher opposition as they attempt to bring their long run without a home victory to an end. Bournemouth lead the second tier with 25 points, having won seven games, drawn four and not yet lost in the League this season. having fought his way to the top level as a player and been in management for more than two decades, he is not about to throw in the towel now. He said: “I’ll never give up, that’s something in me, maybe because of being born and bred here. I wasn’t going down the shipyards, that’s for sure. That’s still in me. “I played 950-odd as a player. I’ve been involved 43 years since I was a kid, I’ve won every domestic medal there is a few times over. “What you cry for is a little bit of respect at times, and have a bit of dignity about you.” TODAY FOOTBALL (3pm unless stated) Premier League: Watford v Liverpool (12.30pm), Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wdrs, Leicester City v Manchester Utd, Manchester City v Burnley, Norwich City v Brighton & Hove Alb, Southampton v Leeds Utd, Brentford v Chelsea (5.30pm). Sky Bet Championship: Fulham v Queens Park Rgrs (12.30pm), Blackburn Rov v Coventry City, Bristol City v AFC Bournemouth, Huddersfield Tn v Hull City, Middlesbrough v Peterborough Utd, Millwall v Luton Tn, Nottingham Forest v Blackpool, Preston North End v Derby County, Reading v Barnsley, Sheffield Utd v Stoke City. Sky Bet League One: AFC Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday, Bolton Wdrs v Wigan Ath, Cambridge Utd v Ipswich Tn, Cheltenham Tn v Accrington Stanley, Doncaster Rov v Wycombe Wdrs, Fleetwood Tn v Crewe Alexandra, Gillingham v Sunderland, Lincoln City v Charlton Ath, Oxford Utd v Plymouth Arg, Rotherham Utd v Portsmouth, Shrewsbury Tn v Milton Keynes Dons. Sky Bet League Two: Bradford City v Bristol Rov, Carlisle Utd v Tranmere Rov, Colchester Utd v Harrogate Tn, Crawley Tn v Sutton Utd, Exeter City v Newport County, Leyton Orient v Walsall, Northampton Tn v Mansfield Tn, Oldham Ath v Stevenage, Port Vale v Barrow, Salford City v Hartlepool Utd, Scunthorpe Utd v Forest Green Rov, Swindon Tn v Rochdale. FA Cup fourth qualifying round: Bromsgrove Sporting v Grimsby Tn, AFC Sudbury v Dartford, Banbury Utd v Bath City, Barnet v Boreham Wood, Bedfont Sports v Kidderminster Harriers, Boston Utd v Stratford Tn, Bowers & Pitsea v Aldershot Tn, Brackley Tn v Guiseley, Corinthian-Casuals v St Albans City, Curzon Ashton v Chesterfield, Dorking Wdrs v Hayes & Yeading, Dover Ath v Yate Tn, Eastleigh v Folkestone Invicta, Ebbsfleet Utd v Hampton & Richmond, Harrow Borough v Chelmsford City, Hereford v Solihull Moors, Horsham v Woking, Hungerford Tn v Bromley, Kettering Tn v Buxton, King’s Lynn Tn v Peterborough Sports, Maidenhead Utd v Hastings Utd, Marine v Wrexham, Marske Utd v Gateshead, Pontefract Collieries v FC Halifax Tn, Southend Utd v Chertsey Tn, Southport v Altrincham, Stockport County v Stamford, Tamworth v Notts County, Torquay Utd v Havant & Waterlooville, Wealdstone v Dagenham & Redbridge, Yeovil Tn v Weymouth, York City v Morpeth Tn. National League North: AFC Fylde v Gloucester City, AFC Telford Utd v Farsley Celtic, Chorley v Darlington. National League South: Billericay Tn v Slough Tn, Eastbourne Borough v Chippenham Tn, Welling Utd v Braintree Tn. Southern League Premier Division: Chesham Utd v Dorchester Tn, Farnborough v Kings Langley, Metropolitan Police v Merthyr Tn, Poole Tn v Hendon, Taunton Tn v Beaconsfield Tn, Tiverton Tn v Wimborne Tn, Walton Casuals v Swindon Supermarine, Weston-super-Mare v Salisbury. Southern League Division One South: Barnstaple Tn v AFC Totto, Cinderford Tn v Winchester City, Cirencester Tn v Slimbridge, Frome Tn v Sholing, Highworth Tn v Evesham Utd, Lymington Tn v Bideford, Melksham Tn v Plymouth Parkway, Paulton Rov v Bristol Manor Farm, Willand Rov v Larkhall Ath. Toolstation League Premier Division: Ashton & Backwell Utd v Street, Bitton v Helston Ath, Bridport v Tavistock, Cadbury Heath v Millbrook, Exmouth Tn v Brislington, Ilfracombe Tn v KeynshamTn, Mousehole v Clevedon Tn, Shepton Mallet v Saltash Utd, Wellington v Bridgwater Utd. Toolstation League Division One: AEK Boco v Lebeq Utd, Bishops Lydeard v Longwell Green Sports, Bristol Telephones v Welton Rov, Cheddar v Almondsbury, Hengrove Ath v Devizes Tn, Odd Down v Portishead Tn, Radstock Tn v Gillingham Tn, Tytherington Rocks v Sherborne Tn, Wells City v Warminster Tn, Wincanton Tn v Bishop Sutton. RUGBY UNION (3pm unless stated) Gallagher Premiership: Newcastle Falcons v Bristol Bears, Wasps v Exeter Chiefs, Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers. National League One: Bishop’s Stortford v Rams, Cambridge v Caldy, Chinnor v Darlington Mowden Park, Cinderford v Leeds Tykes, Plymouth Alb v Birmingham Moseley, Rosslyn Park v Sale FC, Tonbridge Juddians v Blackheath. National League Two South: Bury St Edmunds v Barnes, Canterbury v Leicester Lions, Clifton v Old Albanian, Esher v Hinckley, Guernsey v Henley Hawks, Rochford Hundred v Dings Crusaders, Westcliff v Redruth, Worthing v Barnstaple. SPORT ON TELEVISION FOOTBALL: Premier League, Watford v Liverpool – BT Sport 1 11.30am, Brentford v Chelsea – Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League 5pm; Sky Bet Championship, Fulham v QPR – Sky Sports Main Event noon. HORSE RACING: Live from Ascot – ITV 1pm. RUGBY UNION: Gallagher Premiership, Wasps v Exeter – BT Sport 2 2.30pm. TOMORROW CRICKET ICC Men’s T20 World Cup – Group B: Oman v Papua New Guinea (11am), Bangladesh v Scotland (3pm). FOOTBALL Premier League: Everton v West Ham Utd (2pm), Newcastle Utd v Tottenham Hotspur (4.30pm). Sky Bet Championship: Swansea City v Cardiff City (noon). RUGBY UNION Gallagher Premiership: Bath Rugby v Saracens, London Irish v Gloucester Rugby (both 3pm).

Sport Western Daily Press SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 CIPRIANI SET FOR HIS HOME DEBUT AT THE REC RUGBY UNION PAGE 61 Jekyll and Hyde days need to go – Barton SAM FROST sam.frost@reachplc.com Bristol Rovers boss Joey Barton is searching for consistency from his players in the hope of finally stamping their authority on Sky Bet League Two with a victory at Bradford City this afternoon. The Pirates are steadily finding their feet in fourth tier this term, with two wins in their past three games, but Barton’s side are yet to overcome one of the division’s better sides with 11 matches of the campaign played. In Bradford, they face a team fancied for promotion and backed by 15,000-strong crowds at Valley Parade, making it one of the toughest tests of the season on paper, but the manager is sure his > > Orchard Grove and jockey Richard Patrick, nearside, go on to win the Toyo Tires Handicap Hurdle at Uttoxeter yesterday – Racing Pages 55-59 Zac Goodwin/PA Williams: More to come from me I’m not at my top level yet, insists City midfielder after injury-hit spell at club JAMES PIERCY james.piercy@reachplc.com Joe Williams has good news for the Bristol City fans who have taken the midfielder to their hearts as he has brought tenacity, dynamism and a bit of old-fashioned grit to the Robins engine room – he is only just getting started. Williams has played in the Robins last three Championship fixtures – Fulham, Millwall and Peterborough – making an impact in each, with the 3-2 victory at Posh a first competitive 90 minutes since July 18, 2020. City have had to ease him back into action after around 14 months of injury issues and a rehabilitation that did not go to plan, with the 24-year-old admitting that when he initially returned in February – making his debut for the club – he was not mentally, or probably physically, right to play. But with 185 successive minutes under his belt, and the international break to further enhance his fitness at the Robins High Performance Centre, Williams is hoping to kick on further as City welcome leaders Bournemouth to Ashton Gate. “I’m just buzzing to be back playing, the more games I get, the better I’ll be,” Williams said. “I know I’m not at my levels yet, I know I’m not where I want to be, I’ve still got a lot to go. I’ve been out a long time so I know how much is still to come. “I set myself high standards and I demand a lot from myself. It’s just little things, little bits of sharpness, passing range stuff, fitness is also a massive one. “Sometimes you have five or ten minutes when you’re a bit tired and then you get your second wind to keep you going. It’s just sustaining that over the full 90 minutes and not TURN TO PAGE 63 side is capable of beating the Bantams on their home patch. And after a 3-0 win over Carlisle last Saturday, Barton, above, hopes his side can finally get on a run after a disjointed, disappointing start to the campaign. “For us, it’s about building the consistency now,” Barton said. “It looks on paper that we’ve had a really comfortable win (against Carlisle) in the end, but that was not the case in the afternoon. We had to scrap and battle and we managed the game really well from the start of the second half. “We can play an awful lot better and this week we’re focusing on being more consistent, making sure we deliver a Bristol Rovers performance and one that is like the previous week’s performance instead of the Jekyll and Hyde TURN TO PAGE 62 Western Daily Press Published by Bristol News and Media at Temple Way, Bristol BS2 0BY (Tel: 0117 9343000). Registered office: Reach PLC, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP. For permission to copy cuttings, contact the NLA, 7 Church Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1NL (Tel: 01892 525273; email: copy@nla.co.uk). Printed by Reach PLC. The recycled paper content of newspapers in 2016 was 62.8 per cent

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 1 TEASER Eight pages of puzzles, quizzes and sudoku STAR SEEKER Can you find the celebrity name hidden in this crossword? Complete the crossword in the normal way, then make a note of the letters contained in all the squares which are marked with shaded stars. These letters will make an anagram of the name you are trying to discover. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ACROSS 1. Exercising choice (9) 8. Choose (3) 9. Respectful (11) 11. Disagree (7) 12. Precise (5) 13. A delicacy (6) 15. Muscular (6) 17. Light boat (5) 18. Win back (7) 20. Warlike (11) 22. Fish (3) 23. Show (9) 16 17 18 19 22 H H H GOGEN H H 20 21 23 H H H DOWN H 2. Sheep (3) 3. Oath (5) H 4. Inborn (6) 5. Obvious (7) 6. Work in co-operation (11) 7. Artifice (9) 10. Chic (11) 11. Devoted (9) 14. Lattice-work (7) 16. Extol (6) 19. Defraud (5) 21. Nothing (3) 8 H H H General Knowledge Quiz 1. What is the capital of the US state of Nevada? A Las Vegas B Carson City C Paradise D Reno 2. Who had a top ten hit single in 1970 with Lola? A The Who B The Rolling Stones C The Animals D The Kinks 3. According to the Christian calendar what is the first day of Lent? A Shrove Tuesday B Good Friday C Ash Wednesday D Maundy Thursday 4. Which town in Tyne and Wear is associated with the Venerable Bede and hunger marches? A Jarrow B Gateshead C Sunderland D Blaydon 5. Which resort in West Sussex was hit by a tornado in 1998? A Chichester B Horsham C Selsey D Bognor Regis 6. In which 2019 movie does Daniel Craig play a detective investigating the murder of a renowned crime writer? A A Fork in the Road B Knives Out C Comrade Detective D Obsession 7. What sort of creatures do entomologists study? A Birds B Deer C Fish D Insects 8. Who was the Rhodesian prime minister who made a unilateral declaration of independence from Britain in 1965? A Michael Jones B Paul Henry C Ian Smith D John Thompson 9. What name is given to white wine distilled with herbs, often drunk with gin? A Campari B Vermouth C Martini D Sherry Daniel Craig See Question 6. 10. Which religion was founded by Guru Nanak? A Buddhism B Islam C Hinduism D Sikhism 11. Which company was formed by Henry Royce and Charles Stewart Rolls in 1906? A Henry-Charles Ltd B Cadbury’s Ltd C Lotus Ltd D Rolls-Royce Ltd 12. Which Louisiana port is regarded at the traditional birthplace of jazz? A Houston B New Orleans C Tampa D Charleston 13. Who won the 2021 PGA Championship at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort? A Phil Mickelson B Paul Casey C Shane Lowry D Jon Rahm 14. Where is the Interpol HQ? A Rome B London C Lyon D New York 15. What was the name of Lance’s twin sister in Neighbours? A Amy B Alex C Anne D Alison Insert letters to form the listed words, moving between adjacent cells horizontally, vertically or diagonally in any direction. Insert all the remaining letters of the alphabet (except Z) in the grid so all the listed words are spelt out in this way. Q M S B J C G T Y BEND HUMP JUMPS NEXT QUALIFY ROAD ROCKY SOLVING WAD A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y 1 2 3 K G J T V X V C Q M F Y BUNG CLERK COMPLEXITY DREW FISHY GRAVE JUG SPEAK QUIP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y N Q Y J K P BUN DOING EXCLAIM GUY HALE JAB LOFT QUARK SPRAY TWIN WOVE A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y

2 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge Kakuro Fill in the white squares with the numbers 1 to 9. Each horizontal block of squares must add up to the number in the shaded square to its left, and each vertical block must add up to the number in the shaded square above it. No number may be used more than once in any one block. 1 2 13 19 11 9 4 10 7 45 25 21 8 6 11 17 11 5 8 17 11 14 22 15 7 19 19 9 12 10 4 13 6 15 11 28 3 15 8 7 21 5 11 16 12 8 9 13 9 34 22 13 26 9 14 23 10 8 17 4 12 32 14 12 42 12 8 7 9 13 13 9 16 20 13 10 11 25 15 12 14 28 24 15 7 14 WORD LADDER Using the clues provided, fill in each step of the ladder with a new word, changing one letter at a time. 1 2 Stool Hit Sailing vessel Jacket Converse FOIL SEAR CHAR Flop 3 4 17 7 10 28 11 7 23 32 21 20 7 9 10 15 14 9 5 6 12 21 14 12 21 11 35 15 10 4 19 10 8 7 12 3 4 9 13 11 9 5 8 14 6 10 7 26 3 13 8 12 16 11 10 13 7 14 12 12 15 7 13 13 19 12 12 3 13 12 11 29 21 26 8 11 9 9 12 14 14 10 13 7 10 5 11 28 12 6 13 10 4 10 3 VEIL Beach grains Spoke Boat part Banister Precipitation Narcissistic Blood vessel HAND TWO SPEED CROSSWORD This two-speed crossword has two sets of clues, but just one grid. If you can’t solve the Cryptic clues, try the Quick. Cryptic Across 1. He has writing dictated by the height of fashion (4) 3. Possibly greets an N.C.O. (8) 8. A fishy measure? (4) 9. In a convent it gives preferential treatment (8) 11. Service providing overhead savings for those in deep water (3-3,6) 13. As a fighter she was fabulous (6) 14. Dresses for an increase in salary, we hear (6) 17. In sound condition, though possibly highly strung (3,2,1,6) 20. Ugly in an awkward way (8) 21. One basis of measurement (4) 22. Set off for school in time (8) 23. Assistance a performer likes to get (4) Down 1. Celebrated form of mahogany (8) 2. Such fever could produce first-class alarm (7) 4. Directions about basic education contain nothing but mistakes (6) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 10 13 14 15 19 17 18 20 21 22 23 5. A healthy breed of rolling stock (5,5) 6. Possible the last word from Paris (5) 7. They may instruct in nursery schools (4) 10. Road notice perhaps – a job for a painter (10) 16 12 12. A dessert not usually insisted upon (8) 15. Items put in a literary supplement (7) 16. One may take battle formation (6) 18. Bar some but admitting others (5) 19. Money for some tobacco (4) Quick Across 1. Cloth edges (4) 3. Officer (8) 8. Unit of liquid (4) 9. Precedence (8) 11. Emergency marine recovery (3-3,6) 13. S. American river (6) 14. Displays (6) 17. Very healthy (3,2,1,6) 20. Unwieldy (8) 21. Entity (4) 22. Explode (8) 23. Labourer (4) Down 1. Scots New Year (8) 2. Disease (7) 4. Mistakes (6) 5. Freight vehicle (5,5) 6. Farewell (5) 7. Playthings (4) 10. Adornment (10) 12. Declared (8) 15. Additions (7) 16. Pill (6) 18. Metal bar (5) 19. Pound (4) Scribble pad Don’t succeed Drop down ALPHAMUDDLE SPLIT DECISION Cross out one of the two letters in each divided square to reveal a completed crossword grid. D E P Y X E E F A W T W M I H O FULL Rearrange the letters in the grid on the left to make five words that read both across and down. Five letters have been placed to start you off. A N C L S W I L L O N C W O O N L I N B E L E S O O O E L E T A L D V C K A C P G R E T W E E S T H L E Z E S L

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 3 TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge PATHFINDER Beginning with the top highlighted letter, follow a continuous path of words associated with the given subject. The trail goes through each letter once, twisting up, down and sideways, but never diagonally. Rugby union international centurions a n w r y h a i a n r i e s t l u y b a n b r b o d s b y r o j n a r n a n i s a c l r o n e o g a a d n r t c o l u m r s n r e t a a o g n r a m a o n a s e r n v o i i t e a l p o i g r a c c a w m a m n e a r n i m a s c m m a s c o v s i e a o h j e e a g r e k e s l g g a t h a i u r o b j n e l i w r e t n h c i n i e i c h e s p i l d e v r s k n h i r n o a d s a e i l o s e t s t e j m a a m h i l r s g d p a r s o n j i e e r s f o r Sudoku Challenge Easy 2 7 8 4 6 7 9 2 8 3 1 6 7 9 1 8 4 2 1 9 8 5 9 6 8 2 9 3 5 4 3 6 2 1 3 2 2 5 8 4 9 9 6 8 2 4 2 6 3 4 8 9 4 8 5 2 6 9 4 6 3 9 3 1 7 7 4 7 6 5 8 6 MIRROR IMAGE Which of the shapes below is an exact mirror image of the shape on the right? A C CLOCKWORD The solutions from 1 to 12 are all six-letter words ending with the letter N in the centre. Moving clockwise from 1, the letters in the outer circle will spell out the name of a late British comedian and actor. 10 9 11 8 1. Unit of force 2. Gas 3. Dried grape 4. Middle point 5. Deed 6. Nerve cell 7. Immoral B D 12 7 N 1 6 8. Detain 9. Fish 10. Fire-breathing monster 11. Source 12. Border 2 5 3 4 Medium 6 8 2 4 7 3 9 3 4 6 9 6 5 9 1 4 5 8 4 2 3 Hard 9 7 1 8 4 3 2 3 6 8 5 4 4 9 7 7 2 8 1 2 7 3 2 3 4 9 7 2 9 5 8 5 2 9 2 9 7 3 2 4 2 1 9 5 8 5 4 6 3 5 7 8 4 3 3 4 9 2 3 9 7 4 8 9 3 1 6 3 7 8 3 1 7 4 8 1 6 1 9 6 7 8 6 9 9 5 4 5 8 2 5 7 1 7 3 1 4

4 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS TEASER TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge B A L E S 3 LETTERS ACT AFT AWE COW HEN LAB PIG RED RUE SET 4 LETTERS AFRO ARTS ATOP BARE BERK DOTE DUMB DUPE EAST FARM FOOD FORT GENT KALE ONUS PEAR PENT ROUT TARE USED 5 LETTERS BALES HORSE REBEL TREAT 7 LETTERS NOXIOUS TRACTOR When you’ve completed the puzzle, rearrange the shaded squares to spell out a type of bet. We’ve given you one word to start you off. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 19 20 21 22 23 WORD WISE The word may sound familiar, but do you know what it means? A A rogue B A matinee performance C Medieval jester VARLET FILL IN General Knowledge Crossword General Knowledge Crossword A Venison sausage B Coarse linen fabric C Ravage HARN ACROSS 1. --- Bay, stretch of water in Canada which houses the Belcher Islands (6) 4. Metallic element whose symbol is Cu (6) 9. 1903 novel by Jack London (4,2,3,4) 10. Dried leaf of the Mediterranean laurel, Laurus nobilis, used as flavouring in soups (3,4) 11. Capital of Ghana (5) 12. Old Testament queen who visited Solomon (5) 14. Tropical marine mollusc of the genus Strombus (5) 18. Greek poet to whom the Iliad is attributed (5) 19. Stretch of water between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan (4,3) 21. German aircraft manufacturer of the Me-262 war plane (13) 22. Upper chamber of the legislature of Australia (6) 23. Handsome youth loved by Aphrodite in Greek mythology (6) DOWN 1. Mother of Hector and Paris (6) 2. 1984 Olympic decathlon champion (5,8) 3. Colourless gas used in bleaching (5) 5. Mediterranean variety of wild marjoram whose dried leaves are used to season food (7) 6. ‘---: The Return to Narnia’, novel by C.S. Lewis (6,7) 7. Don, American jazz saxophonist/ composer who died in 1964 (6) 8. In music, the set of five parallel lines upon which music is written (5) 13. Elizabeth, English poet who married Robert Browning (7) 15. ‘The ---’, 1844 Christmas book by Charles Dickens (6) 16. Tropical American tree whose light wood is used for making rafts (5) 17. Carnivorous insect with large eyes whose first pair of legs are raised as if in prayer (6) 20. Small insect which feeds by sucking the juices from plants (5) BALES Solutions Sudoku General Knowledge Quiz 1 B; 2 D; 3 C; 4 A; 5 C; 6 B; 7 D; 8 C; 9 B; 10 D; 11 D; 12 B; 13 A; 14 C; 15 C Star Seeker Across: 1 Selective; 6 Opt; 9 Deferential; 11 Dissent; 12 Exact; 13 Dainty; 15 Strong; 17 Canoe; 18 Reclaim; 20 Belligerent; 22 Eel; 23 Spectacle. Down: 2 Ewe; 3 Curse; 4 Innate; 5 Evident; 6 Collaborate; 7 Stratagem; 10 Fashionable; 11 Dedicated; 14 Trellis; 16 Praise; 19 Cheat; 21 Nil. Star Name: ANDREW LINCOLN. Gogen General Knowledge Crossword Across: 1 Hudson; 4 Copper; 9 Call of the Wild; 10 Bay leaf; 11 Accra; 12 Sheba; 14 Conch; 18 Homer; 19 Aral Sea; 21 Messerschmitt; 22 Senate; 23 Adonis. Down: 1 Hecuba; 2 Daley Thompson; 3 Ozone; 5 Oregano; 6 Prince Caspian; 7 Redman; 8 Staff; 13 Barrett; 15 Chimes; 16 Balsa; 17 Mantis; 20 Aphid. Word Wise A. A rogue B. 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Late British comedian and actor: NORMAN WISDOM. 1 2 3 7 5 8 6 4 9 7 5 9 4 8 6 3 1 2 9 8 6 1 2 5 4 3 7 6 7 5 8 4 1 9 2 3 5 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 4 4 3 9 7 1 8 2 6 5 9 1 7 5 8 2 4 3 6 2 7 4 6 3 1 5 8 9 8 6 1 2 9 7 3 5 4 1 6 9 3 8 7 2 5 4 5 4 6 2 7 9 3 1 8 7 9 4 1 5 2 8 6 3 7 9 1 4 2 5 6 8 3 3 2 8 6 5 1 4 7 9 8 1 9 3 7 6 5 2 4 2 7 3 6 5 4 8 9 1 4 3 2 9 1 7 5 8 6 9 6 7 4 8 3 1 5 2 Easy Medium 6 5 4 9 7 8 1 3 2 3 2 1 6 5 7 8 9 4 7 9 2 3 8 6 4 1 5 8 1 2 5 9 6 3 7 4 7 6 3 8 1 5 4 2 9 5 2 7 4 6 1 9 8 3 1 3 5 2 8 7 9 4 6 4 8 9 1 7 2 6 5 3 2 7 3 6 4 8 5 9 1 7 2 6 4 1 3 8 9 5 1 6 3 9 5 7 4 2 8 3 5 8 2 7 1 9 6 4 8 3 9 1 6 2 4 5 7 7 2 8 5 4 1 6 3 9 1 9 2 7 3 4 5 8 6 3 4 1 6 9 5 7 2 8 8 1 2 4 3 9 5 6 7 9 2 7 5 8 3 6 4 1 Hard 6 2 5 4 3 1 9 7 8 7 1 6 8 9 2 5 4 3 4 3 7 2 1 9 8 5 6 1 7 8 5 4 3 6 2 9 9 2 3 1 6 8 4 5 7 8 5 2 7 9 6 3 1 4 3 6 2 8 5 4 7 9 1 2 5 9 6 4 7 1 3 8 9 8 1 3 7 5 4 6 2 3 4 7 1 6 8 2 5 9 9 5 2 3 4 6 8 7 1 1 6 5 8 9 4 7 2 3 4 8 3 2 7 1 9 6 5 1 2 9 5 6 4 3 8 7 5 7 8 4 1 9 6 3 2 7 1 4 8 3 5 6 9 2 2 8 1 6 9 7 5 4 3 9 4 2 7 5 1 3 6 8 Two Speed Crossword Across: 1 Hems; 3 Sergeant; 8 Gill; 9 Priority; 11 Air-sea rescue; 13 Amazon; 14 Arrays; 17 Fit as a fiddle; 20 Ungainly; 21 Unit; 22 Detonate; 23 Hand. Down: 1 Hogmanay; 2 Malaria; 4 Errors; 5 Goods train; 6 Adieu; 7 Toys; 10 Decoration; 12 Asserted; 15 Addenda; 16 Tablet; 18 Ingot; 19 Quid. Word Ladder 1. Sear, Seat, Beat, Boat, Coat, Chat, Char. 2. Foil, Fail, Rail, Rain, Vain, Vein, Veil. 3. Hand, Sand, Said, Sail, Fail, Fall, Full. Mirror Image: D Split Decision D E A L S E D T A W A K E T P E H O T E L Pathfinder Alun Wyn Jones, Ronan O’Gara, Bryan Habana, Dan Carter, Sergio Parisse, Chris Paterson, Jamie Heaslip, Adam Jones, Will Genia, Gareth Thomas, Jean de Villiers, Ross Ford, Gethin Jenkins, Richie McCaw, Mauro Bergamasco, Keven Mealamu, Martin Castrogiovanni, Brian O’Driscoll, Rory Best. Alphamuddle B O W L O N I O W I N C L O C A S N E L S N E L L Q S M P W E K I V N B C J L D H R A O U Y G T F X 1 K C V W A N H I S U G M Q P X D O E L R Y J F T B 2 T Q N G M D H L R E V J Y A O F B I U W P X K S C 3

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 5 TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge Giant Sudoku Every row, every column and every 5 x 5 box must contain every digit from 1 to 9 and every letter from K to Z. T 3 Z 1 7 M O 6 N K P X 5 3 6 7 V 2 Z X 6 Q U R S 3 2 L 1 8 9 P U 2 L Y 4 Z V 1 5 T Q M 9 2 6 K W 4 Y Q 8 2 Y S T 4 8 N X Q O 6 8 K 9 N 3 P Z 2 W V W 2 R Y Q X 8 O K K T V U 9 4 Q 5 7 6 9 4 N T M O R 7 1 U 5 2 N 7 S R X T P W 4 W 8 O 2 Y N S 9 P Y Z O P 3 9 L 2 5 R K S M V P 4 7 8 Q 1 T T M R 5 8 V N O 9 Y L Q O 9 7 R 6 X W Z K P 9 2 Z R X U 8 Y L T 6 T Y 5 W L U O P 2 N R S K 7 2 6 Z W L P V 5 W V P R 7 U M 9 4 O 7 U X M 9 1 Q N 2 Y V 3 3 8 P N 6 2 Q T S Z 7 4 W R 5 8 X T Q U N K R X Y S T Z M U 3 2 5 W 9 T 4 Y 1 R 5 L K ALPHADOKU Both the puzzles contain 9 x 9 sudokus but with the letters R to Z. NUMBERFIT Fit the listed numbers into the grid. 1 2 digits: 18 19 38 68 3 digits: 294 463 474 482 484 634 642 643 683 898 4 digits: 2587 3948 9143 9573 5 digits: 26594 29433 7 digits: 3422442 3656446 9 digits: 813496898 824332038 825434038 852472688 2 2 digits: 23 29 32 36 46 56 64 83 3 digits: 149 193 294 394 472 991 4 digits: 1931 2828 3849 4936 5 digits: 93724 98799 7 digits: 3741344 6461895 8251877 9331112 9 digits: 174907271 244443337 722928194 3 V W T Z U S R W T V Y S W T Y U R S Z S U R U V V W T Z U S R W T V Y S W T Y U R S Z S U R U V 2 digits: 18 52 70 72 78 83 85 88 3 digits: 121 300 310 406 721 876 4 digits: 1133 4018 5350 6187 5 digits: 21632 71080 7 digits: 1450018 6117570 8751130 9683703 9 digits: 338001381 761130003 771315184

6 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge REMEMBER WHEN The following events all occurred in living memory. Can you guess the year? A 1. Spencer Tracy won the Best Actor Oscar for Boys Town 2. Author Frederick Forsyth was born 3. Hitler annexed Austria to Germany 4. Italy beat Hungary in the World Cup Arrowword Beer mug Lose courage Cost Rejection Head covering Leg joint Expand Type of pasta _ Holden, pictured Biography Live in Bestselling song Devoured Swell B 1. Leon Trotsky was assassinated 2. John Lennon was born 3. Sir Oswald Mosley was arrested for being a Fascist sympathiser 4. Franklin D. Roosevelt won a third term as US President C 1. James Dean and Natalie Wood starred in Rebel Without a Cause 2. West Germany was accepted as part of NATO 3. Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be sentenced to hang in the UK 4. Clement Attlee resigned as leader of the Labour Party QUICK QUIZ 1. Which socialite starred with Nicole Richie on the US reality TV show The Simple Life? 2. What is the natural satellite of the earth called? 3. Of which former Yugoslavian republic is Ljubljana the capital? 4. In which African country is the town of Aswan situated? 5. Which political party did Clement Attlee represent on becoming British prime minister in 1945? 6. Which channel is situated between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight? 7. Which footballer captained the England team that won the World Cup in 1966? 8. Which religion was established by Muhammad? 9. In which year did World War II end? 10. How is the Polish trade union Solidarnosc known in English? Exclude Sheltered (nautical) Star sign Select Tidiness Celebrities Crafty Italian wine Ocean trip (3,7) Utensils Inhales Star-like Relate Arid Dove's cry Grounds Places Garland Pierce Boundary Musician Jamie _ Curtis, actress Prohibit Charts Totally Slippery Assist Insect Sickness Mo _, pictured Good deal Organ of smell Seniors Enlist (4,2) Sprite Identical Stalk Function Bodies Biro Planet Wounds Coin Fish Prophets Part of the mouth Fish Epoch Rug Brink Dignify Intone Rehearsal (5,3) Secret agent Paddle Age Affirmative Comply CODEWORD This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number printed in the grid represents a letter, with the same number always representing the same letter. For example, if 8 turns out to be a V, you can write in V wherever a square contains 8. Using your knowledge of words, complete the puzzle. 1 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 U C 2 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Tooth covering Song 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 L 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 A 3 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Small birds Fleshyleaved plant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 C O

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Saturday, October 16, 2021 7 TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge Giant Crossword 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 ACROSS 1 Incendiary liquid (6) 5 Jane Austen novel (4) 8 Russian lake, the largest in the world (6) 10 One unsure about belief in God (8) 14 __ Palmer, late US golfing legend (6) 16 More frosty (5) 22 Playhouses (8) 23 Male felines (3-4) 24 Irked (7) 26 Financial organiser (9) 27 Capital of Morocco (5) 29 Discharge (4) 30 Biblical priest (3) 31 Scout group (5) 33 Lend (4) 34 Unordained cleric (3,7) 35 __ Park, home of Blackburn Rovers (5) 36 __ Mitchell, long-standing EastEnders character (4) 39 Poem (3) 40 Rescuing vessel (8) 42 Fish hawk (6) 43 Girl’s name (6) 44 Shade of brown (5) 46 Determines (10) 49 Lizard (6) 51 Dairy product (5) 54 Quadrupedal (4-6) 56 Conclusive (8) 61 Football position (4,4) 63 Some (7) 64 Steering device (5) 65 European city known for art and fashion (5) 66 ZZ __, Texan rock band (3) 68 British singer who sung White Flag and Life for Rent (4) 70 US drama series set on a mysterious island (4) 71 Triumphed (3) 72 Canal boat (5) 74 Meat sauce (5) 75 Calendrical celebration (3,4) 78 From a certain perspective (2,3,3) 83 Water feature (8) 85 Retailer (10) 87 Clothing (3-2) 89 Caress (6) 91 Type of footwear (5,5) 94 Plant fibre (5) 96 Relieving (6) 98 Moisten (6) 100 Once more (3,5) 102 Employ (3) 104 M. Eastern country (4) 106 Sheriff (5) 107 Discouraging weapons (10) 109 Percussion instrument (4) 111 City in Oklahoma (5) 114 __ Seydoux, French actress who starred in Spectre (3) 115 Table game (4) 116 False gods (5) 117 Financial protection (9) 118 Ferret (7) 121 Italian brand of vermouth (7) 122 Camping equipment (4-4) 123 Rotate (5) 124 Followed closely (6) 125 Swap (8) 126 Gandhi’s nationality (6) 127 __ Daly, English model and TV presenter (4) 128 Making mistakes (6) DOWN 2 Embarrassed (7) 3 Improvise (5) 4 Italian inventor (7) 6 Marriage (9) 7 Concede (5) 8 Congratulations! (5) 9 __ Ivanovic, former Serbian tennis star (3) 11 _ Fawkes, Gunpowder Plot conspirator (3) 12 Statement of belief (5) 13 Fruit of a rose plant (4-3) 14 Clothes horse (5) 15 Scandinavian (8) 17 Confine (5) 18 Bolero composer (5) 19 Cinema worker (9) 20 Irish singer whose hits include Orinoco Flow (4) 21 Tomb __, computer game featuring Lara Croft (6) 25 Demise (5) 26 Dramatic scene (7) 28 Star of Mission Impossible and Vanilla Sky (3,6) 32 Burst (3) 33 Father of Odysseus (7) 37 Sir __ Botham, former English cricketer (3) 38 Mick __, Rolling Stones frontman (6) 39 Of the ear (4) 41 Understood (5) 42 Greek letter (5) 44 Making more malleable (9) 45 Consumed (3,2) 47 Goal (3) 48 Lacking breadth (6) 50 Balkan country whose capital is Tirana (7) 52 Strike a bargain (4,1,4) 53 One who searches for water (7) 54 Hazelnut (7) 55 Petroleum (3) 57 Tasty pieces of food (7) 58 Bind (5) 59 Region (4) 60 Instrument (5) 62 Member of the nobility (4) 67 Gripping tool (6) 69 Deserted (9) 73 Spirit (5) 74 Opening (3) 76 Old vehicles (6) 77 Take back (7) 79 Denise van __, English actress and presenter (5) 80 Vacant (5) 81 Military officers (9) 82 Wooded valley (4) 84 And not (3) 86 Go before (7) 88 Complete waste (5,4) 90 Better or greater than usual (8) 92 Paddle (3) 93 Walk leisurely (6) 95 Release (3,4) 97 Exercise for the stomach (3-2) 99 Deep hole (3) 101 Extreme (7) 103 Alcoholic drink (4,3) 104 Useless (5) 105 Swellings (5) 107 Administered medicine (5) 108 Clean (5) 110 Stack of hay (4) 112 Fabric (5) 113 Divided (5) 115 Billie __, Secret Diary of a Call Girl star (5) 119 Journal (3) 120 Weight unit (3)

8 Saturday, October 16, 2021 WESTERN DAILY PRESS TEASER TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge WORDSEARCH Here is a list of Commonwealth countries. Can you find them in the grid? The answers can be found running backwards or forwards, horizontal, vertical or diagonal. AUSTRALIA BARBADOS BERMUDA BOTSWANA CAMEROON CANADA ENGLAND FIJI GHANA JAMAICA JERSEY KENYA MALAYSIA NAMIBIA NORTHERN IRELAND SAMOA SCOTLAND SIERRA LEONE UGANDA WALES A V D E L A D N A L G N E T H V Y N O O R E M A C Y E B C Y B L A S C N F Z Z T T K M Z F L L L O A T B E R M U D A E W P A T D N G A I B I M A N A A A A O A A A R O B D E O D N L I C C B D K I U V V E A N A E S I S R A E A L R L Q V N H S Y A C A F N B T A O M A S G J A M U B J Y L R J R W I F E I L A G Q D A R Z U S T J R D J A J A F U E I K T P G S K U I M O N I I W Z O S J E M U W F A N D S J B B P L Y L E U A Z D N A L E R I N R E H T R O N NINERS 63812 gives a tree 175389 gives trees 13443 gives a tropical plant Each number from 1 to 9 represents a different letter. Solve the clues and insert the letters in the appropriate squares to discover a word which uses all nine letters. 5231266 gives a rich lady 923658 gives a Japanese hostess 8471266 gives a female performer A test of knowledge for the sporting enthusiast 1. Josh ....., former USA and Kansas City Wizards forward (5) 4. ..... Gray, Don Revie era Leeds winger (5) 7. ... Dixon, 1983 New York Marathon winner (3) 8. Kolo ....., former Liverpool defender (5) 9. Kevin ....., former Wolves striker (5) 10. .... Simeoni, 1980 Olympic high jump winner (4) 11. Five-times FIFA World Cup winners (6) 14. Jolanda ......, 2002 European Championships 800m champion (6) 15. .... Elliott, 1960 Olympic 1500m champion (4) 18. ..... Herrera Vera, 1980 Olympic Lightweight boxing champion (5) 20. Paul ....., 1991 FA Cup-winning Spurs midfielder (5) 21. Maurice ..., Rangers midfielder 2008-12 (3) 22. Chris ....., Windies Test cricket captain 2007-10 (5) 23. ..... Lita, former Middlesbrough striker (5) 1. Quincy ....., 1992 Olympic 400m champion (5) 2. Brian ......., 1995 SFWA Footballer of the Year (7) 3. Alexander ...., former Switzerland and Basel forward (4) 4. Pat ......, Derby-winning jockey on Grundy and Golden Fleece (6) 5. Jason ..., 2010 HP Byron Nelson Championshipwinning golfer (3) 6. Jason ....., former Charlton and Wimbledon footballer (5) 12. Fuzzy ......., 1984 US Open golf champion (7) 13. Richard ......, New Zealand bowler; the first to 400 Test wickets (6) 14. Michael ....., 1989 French Open singles champion (5) 16. Early form of hockey often played on ice (5) 17. Ex-Spain striker signed by Schalke 04 from Real Madrid in 2010 (4) 19. 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W I Y 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 P W G R D L F M T Z U J C H V E O N Q A S Y K X B I 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 U I Z S V W H X J R P F O A N L D T C M E Y K G Q B 3 Codeword Giant Crossword Across: 1 Napalm, 5 Emma, 8 Baikal, 10 Agnostic, 14 Arnold, 16 Icier, 22 Theatres, 23 Tom-cats, 24 Annoyed, 26 Treasurer, 27 Rabat, 29 Emit, 30 Eli, 31 Troop, 33 Loan, 34 Lay brother, 35 Ewood, 36 Phil, 39 Ode, 40 Lifeboat, 42 Osprey, 43 Daphne, 44 Sepia, 46 Ascertains, 49 Iguana, 51 Cream, 54 Four-footed, 56 Ultimate, 61 Left back, 63 Several, 64 Wheel, 65 Paris, 66 Top, 68 Dido, 70 Lost, 71 Won, 72 Barge, 74 Gravy, 75 New Year, 78 In one way, 83 Fountain, 85 Shopkeeper, 87 Get-up, 89 Stroke, 91 Court shoes, 94 Sisal, 96 Easing, 98 Dampen, 100 Yet again, 102 Use, 104 Iran, 106 Reeve, 107 Deterrents, 109 Drum, 111 Tulsa, 114 Lea, 115 Pool, 116 Idols, 117 Insurance, 118 Polecat, 121 Cinzano, 122 Tent-pegs, 123 Twist, 124 Tailed, 125 Exchange, 126 Indian, 127 Tess, 128 Erring. Down: 2 Ashamed, 3 Adapt, 4 Marconi, 6 Matrimony, 7 Admit, 8 Bravo, 9 Ana, 11 Guy, 12 Credo, 13 Rose-hip, 14 Airer, 15 Norseman, 17 Cramp, 18 Ravel, 19 Usherette, 20 Enya, 21 Raider, 25 Death, 26 Tableau, 28 Tom Cruise, 32 Pop, 33 Laertes, 37 Ian, 38 Jagger, 39 Otic, 41 Tacit, 42 Omega, 44 Softening, 45 Ate up, 47 Aim, 48 Narrow, 50 Albania, 52 Make a deal, 53 Diviner, 54 Filbert, 55 Oil, 57 Titbits, 58 Truss, 59 Area, 60 Piano, 62 Earl, 67 Pliers, 69 Abandoned, 73 Ethos, 74 Gap, 76 Wagons, 77 Reclaim, 79 Outen, 80 Empty, 81 Sergeants, 82 Dene, 84 Nor, 86 Precede, 88 Total loss, 90 Especial, 92 Oar, 93 Stroll, 95 Set free, 97 Sit-up, 99 Pit, 101 Intense, 103 Sloe gin, 104 Inept, 105 Nodes, 107 Dosed, 108 Rinse, 110 Rick, 112 Linen, 113 Apart, 115 Piper, 119 Log, 120 Ton. 1 3 4 9 6 8 9 8 2 8 9 4 1 8 2 5 2 9 4 3 3 4 4 8 2 3 6 4 3 3 9 4 8 9 5 7 3 4 8 4 2 6 4 2 0 2 6 5 9 4 0 3 3 8 4 6 3 8 5 2 4 7 2 6 8 8 1 9 3 3 1 1 1 2 8 9 8 7 9 9 3 2 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 7 5 6 9 9 1 6 4 1 0 1 8 3 4 7 2 2 3 7 2 2 9 2 8 1 9 4 7 9 3 7 2 4 4 6 4 6 1 8 9 5 2 6 1 1 7 5 7 0 8 2 1 6 3 2 1 7 7 1 3 1 5 1 8 4 5 2 3 1 0 8 5 1 3 0 1 8 4 0 6 7 0 3 3 8 0 0 1 3 8 1 0 7 1 0 8 0 8 9 6 8 3 7 0 3 3 Remember When A. 1938; B. 1940; C1955. Quick Quiz 1 Paris Hilton; 2 The moon; 3 Slovenia; 4 Egypt; 5 Labour; 6 The Solent; 7 Bobby Moore; 8 Islam; 9 1945; 10 Solidarity. Sportword Across: 1. Wolff; 4. Eddie; 7. Rod; 8. Touré; 9. Doyle; 10. Sara; 11. Brazil; 14. Ceplak; 15. Herb; 18. Angel; 20. Allen; 21. Edu; 22. Gayle; 23. Leroy. Down: 1. Watts; 2. Laudrup; 3. Frei; 4. Eddery; 5. Day; 6. Euell; 12. Zoeller; 13. Hadlee; 14. Chang; 16. Bandy; 17. Raul; 19. Gay. Niners 1. CHANDLERS: LARCH, CEDARS, CANNA 2 REICHSTAG: HEIRESS, GEISHA, ACTRESS Solutions